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Mitchell’s AEW Full Gear Results & Report! (11/13/21)

Is Minneapolis ready for some COWBOY SH*T?!

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AEW Full Gear 2021

AEW is ready to kick it into Full Gear!

After a long, hard road, Hangman Adam Page has finally returned to challenge Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • The Buy-In – Jamie Hayter & Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Thunder Rosa & Hikaru Shida; Rosa & Shida win.
  • Darby Allin VS MJF; MJF wins.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Lucha Brothers VS FTR; The Lucha Brothers win and retain the titles.
  • AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Finals: Bryan Danielson VS Miro; Danielson wins and will challenge for the AEW World Championship.
  • Falls Count Anywhere Six Man Tag: The Super Kliq VS Christian Cage & Jurassic Express; Christian & Jurassic Express win.
  • Cody Rhodes & PAC VS Malakai Black & Andrade El Idolo; Cody & Pac win.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: Britt Baker w/ Jamie Hayter & Rebel VS Tay Conti; Baker wins and retains the title.
  • CM Punk VS Eddie Kingston; Punk wins.
  • 10 Man Minneapolis Street Fight: The Inner Circle VS Dan Lambert, Junior Dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski & The Men of the Year; The Inner Circle wins.
  • AEW World Championship: Kenny Omega w/ Don Callis VS Hangman Page; Hangman wins and is the new AEW World Champion.

PLAY BY PLAY

Tony Schiavone kicks off the Buy-In!

And he gives an introduction to the hometown hero, Dante Martin! Fans are fired up to see Angelo Dorado again after the big week he’s had from Dynamite to last night on Rampage. Schiavone notes that Lio Rush is not present because of the tragic death of Lio’s grandmother, but he also brings up Team Taz offering Dante a contract. Team Taz is up in the luxury box watching as Dante gets a mic. But before he can speak on the offer, The Acclaimed walks out! And of course Max Caster has a rap! “Hey yo, Dante, join The Acclaimed. All these other teams, man, they should be ashamed. Lio Rush can’t hang in this environment. He’s about to go into his 15th retirement.

“And Team Taz ain’t got no plus. Only guys on TV less than us! So hang with us if you want to be down. You’re the only good thing from this depressing ass town.” Anthony Bowens gets the mic to tell Minneapolis that The Acclaimed have arrived! But then they cut the music, and he says Dante has a lot on his mind. Fans tell them to STFU but Bowens will not! He’s got a lot to say so you shut up! Who to align with? Matt Sydal? Lio Rush? Team Taz? The Acclaimed want Dante to join them! They’d be the hottest team in ALL of professional wrestling. But to make themselves clear, you’re either with them or against them. So what’s it gonna be, buddy?

Dante hears “NO! NO! NO!” from Minneapolis, but Bowens reiterates. They don’t have the patients like the clowns do. Give them an answer or they break Dante’s legs and send him home crying like his brother. Yes or no? Dante asks, “What do you think Minneapolis?” “NO!” Dante DECKS Bowens! And then he DECKS Caster! The Acclaimed regroup, Dante runs, jumps to the rope and springboards to wipe The Acclaimed out! That checks off one choice, but what about the others? Who will Angel Dorado bring along on the Top Flight?

 

The Buy-In – Jamie Hayter & Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Thunder Rosa & Hikaru Shida!

TBS Championship Tournament entries join forces to take on their future opponents! Hayter’s gonna hate facing La Mera Mera but the Native Beast is hungry to sink her teeth into the Full Metal Warrior once again. Which side gets big momentum towards the tournament quarterfinals?

Tensions already run high as all four women get in the ring. The ref gets the teams to sort out, and Rosa starts with Nyla. Rosa throws her hair piece at Hayter, Hayter stomps it on the apron. Nyla and Rosa feel things out, Nyla kicks low then headlocks. Rosa pulls hair, powers out, but Nyla runs her over. Fans chant for “Eddie! Eddie!” with Vickie here, but things speed up in the ring. Rosa jumps but into a fireman’s carry! Nyla slips under to tilt-o-whirl and sunset flip! TWO, Rosa wheelbarrows and gets around to sunset flip again, TWO! Basement dropkick! Fans fire up and Rosa tags Shida in. They double whip Nyla to ropes but she reverses to yank them into each other.

But Shida picks Rosa up and Rosa gives an assisted dropkick to Nyla! Nyla goes to the corner, Shida whips Rosa in for a KNEE, then adds a KNEE of her own! Shida goes up and fans fire up as she rains down fists! They count all the way to 10, then Shida dropkicks! Tag to Rosa, Rosa throws body shots, but Nyla hits back. Rosa kicks, goes to suplex but Nyla’s big and strong. Shida tries to help out but Nyla DOUBLE SUPLEXES them! Then DOUBLE DROPKICKS them down! Tag to Hayter, she and Nyla mug Rosa, and Hayter bumps Rosa off buckles. Hayter stomps away on Shida, lets off to argue with the ref, and Nyla chokes Rosa! Fans boo but Nyla laughs it up as she gets away with it.

Hayter kicks Rosa at the ropes, brings her around and bumps her off buckles. Hayter chokes Rosa, Rosa kicks her away but Hayter throws haymakers and CHOPS! Vickie likes that and Hayter CHOPS again. Rosa turns Hayter around to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Vickie doesn’t like that! Hayter turns things around, stomps Rosa down, then soaks up the heat. Hayter drags Rosa up to knee low, whip to the corner, then run in. Rosa goes up, Hayter posts herself! Hot tag to Shida! Shida rallies on Hayter and Nyla, then goes up to missile dropkick Hayter down! Shida gets Hayter up but Hayter slips out of the Canadian rack, only for Shida to ROUNDHOUSE!

Shida runs but Nyla holds ropes open! Shida tumbles out, Nyla says she’ll “help” her up, and she LARIATS Shida down! Hayter and Nyla stomp Shida, Vickie cackles, and Nyla puts Shida in the ring. Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Shida, Nyla drags her up to a neck wrench. Nyla throws down elbows over and over while fans rally harder. Nyla hits a NECK SNAPPER, then knees low. Tag to Hayter, they mug Shida, then Hayter kicks Shida around. Hayter drags Shida up, Shida throws forearms! Shida runs but Hayter throws her by her hair! Hayter stomps, covers, TWO! Shida growls, Hayter pushes her to another cover, TWO!

Hayter hammers and stomps Shida but fans rally up. Hayter wraps on a chinlock and leans on the hold. Shida moves around, reaches out, but Nyla kicks at the foot on the ropes. Shida swipes at Nyla, Hayter stomps Shida down! Hayter digs her boots in, then again argues with the ref so Nyla can claw at Shida’s face! AND BITE HER FOREHEAD! Rosa protests, Nyla gets away with it all, then Hayter tags Nyla in. Nyla suplexes high and hard, then pie faces Rosa. Nyla clubs and hammers Shida down then tags in Hayter. They mug Shida, and hit a double CHOKE SLAM! Cover, TWO! Shida is still in this but Hayter CLUBS her down.

Hayter CHOKES Shida, lets off, chokes her again, then rains down forearms. Fans rally up for Shida and Shida blocks a suplex! Shida throws body shots then suplexes Hayter high and hard! Shida runs but Hayter catches her for an URENAGE BACKBREAKER! Cover, Rosa breaks it! Hayter shoves Rosa, then drags Shida up to a waistlock. Shida fights with elbows, Hayter ripcords but Shida boots, AX KICKS and reaches out! But Hayter GERMAN SUPLEXES Shida away! Both women are down but the fans fire up! Shida and Hayter crawl, hot tags to Nyla and Rosa! Rosa dodges to fire off forearms on Nyla! Then she rolls and A-LIST LARIATS!

Nyla is down, SWINGING KNEES from Rosa! SHOTGUN to Hayter! Rosa runs in at Nyla, HESITATION DROPKICK! Rosa fires up to ROCK Hayter, then cover Nyla! Hayter breaks it in time! Shida gets in to TAMASHI Hayter down! Fans fire up, Rosa tags Shida, they both DROPKICK Nyla and Hayter at the ropes! Fans fire up as both women climb, SUPER CROSSBODIES for Nyla and Hayter!! But Serena Deeb is in the front row to talk trash to Shida. And Vickie SMACKS Shida with her own kendo stick! The ref missed it all checking on Rosa and Hayter! Nyla puts Shida in, drags her up, bumps her off buckles, and then hoists her up top.

Nyla tags Hayter in, Hayter goes up and then Nyla tags back in. Nyla goes to an adjacent corner, Hayter hits a SUPERPLEX! Nyla hits a FROG SPLASH!! Cover, Rosa DROPKICKS it apart! Hayter runs in but Rosa throws her back out, and they both take a tumble! Rosa RAMS Hayter into railing! Nyla drags Shida up as Vickie shrieks! BEAST- NO! Shida RANAS Nyla into buckles, schoolgirl to jackknife, Shida & Rosa win!!

Winners: Hikaru Shida & Thunder Rosa, by pinfall

Nyla can’t believe she got caught like that! Will Shida slay the Native Beast one more time to head for the TBS Championship? Will Rosa get through the Hayter in her own right?

 

Backstage interview with Orange Cassidy & Best Friends.

Last night on Rampage, the Lumberjack match, Blade knocked out Cassidy with the knuckles and Hardy got the win. But the feud is far from over as Tony Khan has made for Dynamite, The Butcher & The Blade VS Orange Cassidy and a partner of his choosing. Yes. Cassidy could choose a friend but they’ve all been working hard so he’ll give them a night off. But uh, the Best Friends just joined this little group called Chaos. Cassidy asked Chuckie T who is in that group, and they thought, maybe they’ll bring one of their dogs. Is the match-up between Big Money Matt’s mercenaries and Freshly Squeezed set in stone?

 

Darby Allin VS MJF!

The Relentless One and the Salt of the Earth have been named two of the Four Young Pillars of AEW, by MJF himself. But in a sense, he’s not wrong. However, “the man who can beat Darby Allin with a headlock takeover” might be wrong about being able to break Darby in body, mind and spirit. Will that break Maxwell Jacob Friedman in return? Or is MJF better than Darby, and he knows it?

Darby has a new video for us. He drives in a white sedan with insults graffiti’d all over it. He picks up fake MJF, they drive around, get in a car accident, but Darby survives it. Darby then uses a Molotov cocktail to set the car on fire! As for Darby’s entrance, he once again has Sting by his side, simply to see him out. The bell rings, they tie up, MJF pie faces then rope-a-dopes. They tie up, and MJF hits a headlock takeover! Cover, ONE, but MJF gets another headlock takeover! Cover, ONE, and MJF gets a third headlock takeover! Cover, ONE, and Darby pie faces MJF now! Darby knows MJF is trying to back up his word but won’t let it be that easy.

They tie up, MJF waistlocks, Darby switches, MJF switches but Darby drop toeholds to get a headlock! MJF slips out and wrenches but Darby rolls to wrench back. MJF rolls, wrenches back, headlocks, but Darby powers out. MJF runs Darby over, fans boo but things speed up. Darby hurdles, runs, but MJF hurdles. Darby shoves MJF, MJF whips Darby but Darby blocks the hip toss to monkey flip, only for MJF to cartwheel through. MJF gloats but Darby whips. MJF reverses but Darby goes up to FLYING ARM-DRAG! MJF drop steps, double knuckle locks and backs Darby down to monkey flip Darby! They’re both down for a double cover, TWO as they bring up one arm.

Another double cover as they rest, TWO as they bring the other arms up. Another double cover, TWO as they both bridge! MJF trips Darby up, rolls back to get the cover, TWO as Darby gets an arm up. MJF pushes that arm down, TWO as the other arm comes up! MJF pushes that arm down, Darby bridges! Then catches MJF for a push up and RANA! Cover, TWO as MJF sunset flips! TWO, and Darby goes for the double knuckle lock cover! TWO, MJF goes to monkey flip again but Darby lands on his feet! And ducks under the blindside! MJF goes up and over, runs the ropes but Darby QUEBRADAS over! Darby arm-drags MJF, MJF arm-drags back, both men handspring up!

Fans are loving this exchange as the two reset! MJF snarls, perhaps learning that Darby is just as technical as him. Darby and MJF circle, tie up, MJF powers Darby back but Darby turns it around in a corner. The ref counts, MJF gets a sucker punch! MJF “apologizes” for that but he drags Darby up to throw him out. MJF goes out after him and CLOBBERS him on the ropes! MJF Fargo struts around, then he goes back to Darby to put him in the ring. “You love it, fat boy! You love it!” But Darby comes back to DIVE! Direct hit and down goes MJF! Darby drags MJF up to RAM him into steel steps! Darby puts MJF back in as fans are fired up and dueling.

Darby CLUBS away on MJF on the apron, then stands on MJF’s neck! The ref counts, Darby steps off, then climbs up the corner. APRON COFFIN DROP only gets apron as MJF moves! Minneapolis loses their minds as Darby crashes ‘n’ burns! MJF gets Darby back in the ring, drops an elbow to Darby’s back, then has a smirk as he covers. TWO, but MJF sits Darby up. MJF jams his knee into Darby’s back and pulls on the arms for a motorcycle stretch. Fans rally, Darby endures, fights up, turns things around, but MJF turns it right back! Darby drops to kangaroo kick! Darby runs, MJF tilt-o-whirls into a TORTURE RACK BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!

Darby writhes but he crawls to a corner. MJF smirks as he storms over and drags Darby up. MJF whips Darby corner to corner hard! Fans boo but MJF just soaks it up. MJF drags Darby back up, whips him corner to corner again and just as hard. MJF soaks up the heat, then he drags Darby up and wrenches before he goes corner to corner again, Darby reverses and now MJF hits hard! Darby staggers up, runs in and back body blocks, but into a waistlock! Darby fights out, but MJF scoops for a BACKBREAKER, then to a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! MJF drags Darby up, back suplexes to a BACKBREAKER! MJF checks his knee but insists he’s fine.

MJF goes back to Darby, stomps him, drags him back up, and CLUBS him in the corner. MJF BITES Darby’s forehead! The ref reprimands, MJF stops then puts Darby up top. MJF climbs up and soaks up the heat, but Darby resists the suplex! Darby BITES MJF’s head! MJF turns around, Darby climbs up, but MJF counters the throwback! But Darby fights out of the tombstone to hit the SUPER THROWBACK STUNNER! Both men are down and fans fire up again! A standing count starts, reaches 5 of 10 before either sits up, but MJF and Darby rise at 6. MJF SLAPS, Darby SLAPS, MJF choke grips but Darby HEADBUTTS!

Darby drags MJF to a drop zone and goes up top! But MJF slowly rolls all the way away. Darby runs in but MJF hits a headlock takeover! Cover, TWO! Darby fights up, powers out, things speed up, Darby jumps but gets caught! POWERBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Darby survives and MJF grows frustrated, but “This is Awesome!” to the fans. MJF kicks Darby but Darby sits up. MJF throws a big left and Darby falls back, only to sit back up! MJF DECKS Darby again, Darby rises again! Darby slaps himself and eggs MJF on with middle fingers. MJF grabs the hands to BITE those fingers! Then he flips Darby around, Darby headbutts, fires off forearms and haymakers!

Darby powers up like the People’s Champion, but MJF pokes him in the eye! MJF smirks, runs, but Darby dropkicks a leg out! Darby keeps moving, hops on, but no Code Red, MJF makes it a wicked POWERBOMB!! High stack, TWO!! Darby survives again but MJF gets the legs. MJF steps through to copy Sting, SCORPION DEATHLOCK! Darby endures, crawls around, MJF drags him from ropes, but Darby grabs a foot! Darby turns MJF around to club away on the leg! Darby trips MJF, steps through, but MJF kicks him away! MJF runs in but Darby dodges to CHOP BLOCK the good leg! MJF clutches his knees and fans rally up again!

MJF drags himself up, Darby runs in but into an elbow. MJF hops up the corner and DOUBLE STOMPS an arm! Darby clutches the elbow and wrist, but MJF clamps on. Darby fights off the takedown to whip MJF. MJF goes up and over but his legs buckle! Darby CHOP BLOCKS from the front! Darby rolls with the leg, and gets the FIGURE FOUR! MJF endures, is down, TWO as MJF sits back up! MJF drags himself and Darby around, reaches out, works to turn the hold, and does! Darby suffers now but he gets the ropebreak! The ref counts, the two separate but both end up on the apron. Darby and MJF both rise, and MJF throws a forearm!

Darby hits back, has the edge as he throws more forearms, then looks tot he floor. Darby brings MJF into position but MJF holds ropes to fight it. Darby gets space but MJF scoops him, APRON TOMBSTONE!?!? But it was double-edged for MJF’s knees! Fans are losing their minds, the ring count is climbing and it’s already 5 of 10! MJF clutches his knees as he sits up at 6, hobbles in at 7, but Darby is still down! Darby stirs at 8, rises at 9, and is in at 9.9!! Darby survives, but MJF is too focused on the pain in his knees to worry about that. MJF hobbles over, drags one leg along, and he drags Darby back up. MJF reels Darby in, suplexes, but Darby fights to make it a cradle! TWO!!

MJF gets to ropes, swings, Darby backslides, TWO! MJF cradles, TWO! Darby cradles, TWO! It’s a battle of cradles, TWO! TWO! They go around and around and around and around and fans are giving it a standing ovation! Wait, Darby has it last, TWO!! MJF hits a headlock takeover! Cover, TWO as Darby headscissors! MJF gets free, Darby runs in to give MJF a headlock takeover! Cover, TWO as MJF rolls it to a cover, TWO! Darby has the headlock takeover cover again, TWO! Darby floats to jackknife, TWO as MJF bridges up and turns! Lift, but Darby turns bomb into CODE RED! Cover, TWO?!? No one can believe this but everyone is loving it!

Fans chant for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for giving us this as just the opener! Darby drags MJF back to a drop zone, goes up the corner, but isn’t that kinda far…? MJF bails out anyway, so Darby simply changes targets! SUPER COFFIN DROP to the floor!! Fans lose their minds all over again as Darby puts MJF back in. Darby goes back up, COFFIN DROP onto knees!! A double-edged move for MJF but it saved him in the end! Fans are thunderous as they rally and even duel during the standing count. But wait, here comes The Pinnacle! BUt Sting CLOBBERS Wardlow and Shawn Spears with the bat! The Icon ain’t letting them help MJF, and he even SMACKS Spears with his own chair!

Sting uses the bat on Wardlow while Darby O’Conner Rolls! TWO, MJF has it but with tights! TWO, SUPERKICK! MJF drops and clutches his knee but fans hope these two “Fight Forever!” Not really possible with the half hour time limit and the rest of the show having to happen. MJF hobbles out of the ring, over to the timekeeper’s area, and he gets Darby’s skateboard! The ref reprimands, but MJF still aims at Darby with the board! Wait, he sets it down and scoots it to Darby? He dares Darby to smash him open with the board?! MJF wants Darby to embrace the anger but throw the match! Darby aims, but hands the board to the ref. So MJF brings out the DIAMOND RING!

DYNAMITE DIAMOND PUNCH!! And then a headlock takeover!! Cover, MJF WINS!!

Winner: MJF, by pinfall

No wonder MJF kept fidgeting with his tights throughout this match! His ace in the hole was down there! MJF cheats to back up his words, but will there be no low this man won’t sink to? Will Darby let this underhanded tactic go unpunished?

 

AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Lucha Brothers VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard!

Speaking of cheated, Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero Miedo were blatantly cheated out of their AAA Tag Team Championships by “Los Super Ranas,” aka Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood in costumes. But will FTR find a way to become DOUBLE champions here tonight? Or will the Lucha Brothers win this tag team war and prove what true champions are capable of?

The introductions are made, the AEW belts are raised, and we see if #CeroMiedo strikes fear into FTR’s hearts!

The teams don’t sort out and just brawl! Fenix is after Cash, Penta whips Dax to a corner. Fenix whips Cash into Dax, but FTR puts Fenix on the apron. Cash elbows Penta away then runs corner to corner, but Penta tosses him out! Penta and Dax stare down and now we have a real start to this. Fans chant, “CERO! MIEDO!” as Penta and Dax approach. Penta tells Dax to listen. CERO! MIEDO! Dax ROCKS Penta with a right, Penta give sit back! They brawl, CHOP, forearm, and CHOP! Dax headlocks, Penta powers out but Dax blocks the kick to roll up! TWO, Dax steps over to La Magistrol, TWO! Penta gets a rolling cradle, Cash breaks it!

Cash gets in, Fenix jumps in, and fans fire up as the four stand off! FTR bails out, the Lucha Brothers back off, and Fenix tags in. Fenix eggs FTR on and fans rally up. Dax talks it over with Cash then they tag. Cash and Fenix circle, fans fire up more, then Cash gets around to hit Fenix in the back. Cash uppercuts then CHOPS Fenix off his feet! Fenix gets up, wrenches, CHOPS, and goes to tag Penta. Cash whips but Fenix goes up, dodges Dax, FLYING ARM-DRAG! Penta KICKS Dax down, runs in to GAMANGIRI Cash, then Fenix adds a somersault SUPER PUNCH! But Dax gets Cash out of there before the superkicks!

Penta builds speed to fake FTR out, then comes back to baseball slide. FTR gets under it to RAM him into railing! But they turn around and Fenix PLANCHAS! They catch him to FALL AWAY SLAM Fenix into Penta! Cash gets in while Dax looms over Fenix. Dax puts Fenix in for Cash and Cash KICKS Fenix down. Cash stomps Fenix, chokes him on the ropes, claws at the mask, “Such a great mask!” Cash lets off, Fenix sputters and Dax tags in. Dax gets Fenix in a cobra twist, but he and Cash form a chain! Alex Abrahantes protests, FTR lets off but Fenix still endures the stretch. Dax ROCKS Fenix with an uppercut but runs into a BOOT! Fenix puts Dax in the corner for a SOBAT!

Fenix goes along ropes, Cash runs in but Fenix dodge! Cash’s dropkick hits ropes and he falls hard! Hot tag to Pent! SLINGBLADE for Dax! SLING-DOG for Cash! Dax kicks Penta, FTR double suplex but Fenix bails Penta out then sends Cash into Dax! Fenix waistlocks, Dax switches, Fenix runs to ropes and Penta GAMANGIRIS Dax down! Cash gets in but Fenix puts him up top! Fenix CHOPS Cash on the back and has him in a Tree of Woe, which also traps Dax in the corner! Fenix sets up, Penta runs in to MONKEY FLIP CANNONBALL FTR down! Fans fire up as they count UNO! DOS! TRES! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Cover on Dax, TWO!!

Penta is annoyed but fans rally up. Penta drags Dax by his leg, hooks that leg up, then SMASHES it into the mat! And again! Cash gets in but gets a mule kick from Penta! Fenix tilt-o-whirls around Cash, holds him in place, and Penta hooks up Cash’s legs with Dax? Penta then gets Dax, it’s a CROSSFACE OCTOPUS DEATHLOCK!! FTR endure this chimera of submission holds but the ref counts! Fenix lets Cash go and Penta lets Dax go but they’re still fired up. Penta stalks Dax to the corner, KICKS the leg, then climbs up to rain down fists! Penta counts it out in Spanish, and fans count alone all the way to ocho! Dax gets Penta up, Cash helps out, SUPER HOTSHOT! Cover, TWO!

FTR grows frustrated, Tully included. Dax dropkicks Penta against ropes, then swings on Fenix! Cash pulls Penta’s mask and ties the tails to the rope! Dax mocks Penta, the ref tries to untie it but Dax is stomping away! The ref frees Penta then has Dax back off. Dax tags Cash, FTR get Penta for a DOUBLE CATAPULT! Penta gets the rope guillotine, and Cash turns Cero Miedo into a middle finger. Fans rally, Cash gets Penta up to ROCK him with EuroUppers. Cash drags Penta over, tags Dax in, and Dax drops a leg! Cover, TWO! Dax wraps on a chinlock and leans on the hold. Penta endures, fans rally up, and Penta fights up to throw body shots.

Penta reaches out but Dax ROCKS Penta! Fenix avoids the cheap shot, Penta CLOBBERS Dax! Both men are down and fans rally up again. Cash runs in but Fenix ROUNDHOUSES him first! Dax gets Penta up, Penta fights the lift and back drops out! Cash returns, but he distracts the ref from seeing the tag! Dax gets Penta up, FTR double whip corner to corner. Penta goes up and over Cash, mule kicks Dax, wheelbarrow on Cash to jump and DDT Dax! Penta crawls, and now the ref sees the tag! Fenix rallies on FTR with kicks! Cash whips, Fenix reverses and KNEES Cash in the corner! Dax DECKS Fenix but Fenix kips right back up to SUPERKICK Dax!

FTR regroups, Fenix somersaults to DOUBLE CUTTER! Cover on Dax, TWO! Dax survives but Fenix rallies the fans up again. Fenix goes up the corner, tightrope walks and PENALTY KICKS Dax right down! Cover, TWO! Fenix is annoyed but Abrahantes coaches him up. Fenix aims from a corner, somersaults, but Dax catches him and tosses him. Fenix sunset flips, Cash keeps Dax up! Penta SUPERKICKS Cash! Fenix finishes the flip but Dax rolls through. Fenix waistlocks, Dax runs and knocks Penta off the apron! Fenix still gets the O’Conner Roll, TWO! BELT SHOT from Cash!! BRAINBUSTER from Dax!! Cover, TWO?!?! Fenix survives the cheap shot?!?

Fenix rolls out to the apron, Dax drags Fenix up and suplexes. Fenix slips out, Cash tags in and Dax bucks Fenix. Fenix fires off kicks and CHOPS again, SUPERKICK to Dax! Somersault but no cutter! HAND-OFF BACK SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Cash grows frustrated, Dax tells fans to shut up, then Dax tags in. FTR gets Fenix up, whips him to ropes, Penta tags in! Fenix slips out of Big Rig to RANA Cash! Penta SUPERKICKS Dax! Penta brings Dax up and Fenix goes to the apron. “Listen! CERO! MIEDO!” That’s for you, Tully! Penta runs but Tully grabs at Penta! The ref reprimands, Dax ROCKS Penta! Dax mocks Latino Heat as he hits Uno Amigo! Then Dos Amigos!

Dax wants the third but Penta fights out to kick low! Now to do this the right way! Penta CLUBS Dax, to Uno Amigo! And Dos Amigos! Then tag to Fenix before THREE AMIGOS! Fenix is right up top, for the FROG SPLASH!! Cover, Penta keeps Cash down, TWO!! Dax still gets out on his own! Everyone is down but the teams regroup. Dax calls to Cash, he gets in and goes after Fenix. Fenix tiger feint HEEL KICKS! Penta gets Dax up, Fenix goes up top! But Cash trips Fenix up! Dax ROCKS Penta again, then he flips Fenix into position! Cash goes up, MIND BREAKER! Cover, TWO!?! Fenix survives the piledriver and Dax can’t even be upset.

Minneapolis is fired up for the “LUCHA BROS! LUCHA BROS!” as Dax gets Fenix up. Fenix throws body shots, Dax DECKS him! Cash gets back in, lifts Fenix up, but Penta saves Fenix from the brainbuster and Fenix rolls Dax! TWO, SUPERKICK!! Dax is down but Fenix can’t cover! Penta tags back in, “This is Awesome!” as Penta brings Dax in. Fenix goes up, Penta tucks the arms, but Cash gets in again! LB DRIVER AND CROSSBODY onto Cash! Double covers, TWO!!! FTR survives by the seat of their pants on that one! Fans lose their minds while Fenix flops out and FTR goes out the other side. Abrahantes coaches the brothers while Tully checks on Cash & Dax.

Wait, one of them puts on a Los Super Rana mask? Penta hobbles over, Cash gets in, and trips Penta to cover! And he has feet on the ropes! The ref stops the count, and Cash argues! Also, Cash isn’t the legal man, this mask shenanigan is so the ref can’t tell who is who! Cash argues, Penta mule kicks! He and Fenix coordinate, assisted FEAR FACTOR! Cover, the Lucha Brothers win!

Winners: The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)

Penta takes the mask off Cash, Tully protests, but too late! The bell rung, there’s nothing to change this! Will FTR use this flimsy controversy as reason to get another match? Or will they just have to settle for being AAA Tag Team Champions?

 

AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Finals: Bryan Danielson VS Miro!

The American Dragon got through the Natural, Dustin Rhodes, and the Mad King, Eddie Kingston, but God’s Forsaken Champion jumped in when Jon Moxley stepped away. Will Bryan finally get a win over the Bulgarian Brute? Or will Miro be back in the good graces not of God, but of his gorgeous wife?

The bell rings and Bryan offers a handshake. Miro leaves him hanging and fans boo. The two circle, approach, feel things out, and then tie up. Miro shoves Bryan down and then soaks up the cheers and jeers while showing off the dancing pecs. Bryan gets up, resets with Miro and they tie up. Bryan KICKS a leg, Miro stays up. Bryan tries again, Miro blocks the kick and throws Bryan down, to then TOSS Bryan across the ring! Miro encourages fans to get louder and they do. Miro stares Bryan down, fans rally and duel. The two approach again, tie up with knuckle locks, Bryan drops to roll and wrench and EuroUpper! And CHOP!

Bryan headlocks, cravats, KNEES then CHOPS! Miro just scowls, so Bryan EuroUppers again. Bryan headlocks, cravats, throws more knees, more EuroUppers, then puts Miro in a corner. The ref counts, Bryan lets off to KICK the legs and CHOP again. Bryan cravats, keeps on the neck with another knee but Miro throws a hard body shot! Bryan falls out of the ring, Miro holds the ropes open for him. Bryan shrugs off Miro’s taunting but Miro patiently waits for Bryan to come back and bring the fight. Fans rally up, Bryan gets up and in, and the two reset. They tie up, Miro powers Bryan to a corner but the ref counts. Miro lets off but throws a body shot!

Miro whips corner to corner but he avoids Bryan going up and over. Miro shoves Bryan back into the corner, but Bryan avoids Miro’s splash to CHOP and CHOP and KICK! And CHOP! Bryan brings Miro out to go up the corner, but no DDT! Miro runs in but Bryan gets the bad leg! Bryan waistlocks, but Miro throws him off to run him over! Miro drags Bryan up, throws a BIG haymaker, then another. Miro whips Bryan to ropes, Bryan ducks and dodges to LEAPING LARIAT! Miro is down but getting back up, so Bryan dropkicks him out of the ring! Fans fire up with Bryan as he builds speed, and Bryan DIVES into a haymaker!

Miro gets Bryan up to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Miro snarls paces as the ring count starts, and he gets Bryan up to RAM into railing! Miro storms about as we reach 5 of 10, he RAMS Bryan into steel steps! Miro goes in at 7, soaks up the heat, and Bryan is still down. The count restarts, Miro paces, Bryan gets up and in at 5. Miro drags Bryan up to suplex! Miro drags Bryan up again to hit another suplex! Cover, TWO! Miro clamps on with a chinlock and he grinds Bryan down. Fans rally up as Bryan endures. Bryan fights up, Miro puts him in a corner to fire off big hands and even big kicks! Miro stomps Bryan, digs his boot in, but the ref counts. Miro stops at 4, then drags Bryan up.

Miro whips Bryan corner to corner hard and Bryan falls to the mat. Miro again soaks up the heat by mocking the Yes Fingers. Bryan gets up, turns things around and KICKS, CHOPS and KICKS Miro on repeat! Miro shoves Bryan away but Bryan comes back with a dropkick! And then goes corner to corner for another! Bryan keeps moving, but runs into a SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Miro snarls as Bryan slowly sits up but the fans rally. Miro drags Bryan up, and POSTS him! Bryan falls to the floor, Miro goes out and starts looking under the ring. Miro waves his hands dismissively, he was perhaps just trolling the fans.

Miro gets Bryan up and bumps him off the apron. Then he scoops Bryan, only for Bryan to slip off and POST Miro in return! Bryan gets on the apron, runs and FLYING KNEES Miro down! Fans rally up and Bryan drags Miro up. Bryan puts Miro in the ring, climbs up the corner, and waits for Miro to stand. Bryan missile dropkicks Miro down! Miro flops all the way to the other corner, and Bryan kips up! Fans fire up with Bryan and he waits for Miro to crawl over. Miro sits up and Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! Bryan kicks from all sides, over and over, then powers up, but Miro blocks the buzzsaw! Miro scoops, Bryan sunset flips and high stacks, TWO! To a KNEEBAR!

Miro flails, reaches out, comes really close, but Miro doesn’t give up yet! Miro sits up, claws at Bryan, gets him around to a waistlock and deadlift! GERMAN SUPLEX! Miro just powers right out of that and Bryan clutches his head. Miro grabs Bryan’s waistband to keep him from going too far. Waistlock and another GERMAN SUPLEX! Bryan is down but Miro gets up. Miro hobbles over to where Bryan landed, and he reels Bryan in to back suplex. Bryan lands on his feet! BUZZSAW! Cover, TWO!! Bryan keeps on Miro with a facelock and drives in knees! Again and again to the head, then knees to the side! Bryan gets the wrists for DANIELSON STOMPS!

Fans fire up with Bryan as he goes to the corner. Miro slowly stirs, Bryan has the “YES! YES!” fire up. Bryan aims as Miro rises, but Miro turns knee into POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Miro can’t believe it! Miro asks God for help then he fires up. Miro storms around, fans rally up, “GAAAME! OVAAAA~!” He stomps Bryan’s back and reels him in! But Bryan resists the camel clutch, one arm at a time! But Miro STILL gets him in!! Bryan endures, powers up, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Miro can’t believe it! Miro asks God why, but it was perhaps Miro’s bad leg that held him back.

Miro stomps Bryan again, gets the arms, stomps Bryan more, then wraps him in! GAME OVER but Bryan rolls it back! TWO, but to the omoplata! LEBELLE LOCK!! Miro is caught!! Miro reaches, Bryan shifts his grip, Miro pushes the hands around, powers up and CLOBBERS Bryan with forearms! Miro rains them down but Bryan catches him to a TRIANGLE HOLD!! Bryan rains down forearms and elbows into Miro’s head! Miro fights up and digs fingers into Bryan’s eyes! The ref reprimands and counts but Miro stops at 4. Miro goes to ropes while catching his breath. Fans rally and duel at a thunderous level. Bryan gets up to ROCK Miro with forearms and EuroUppers!

Miro scowls as Bryan throws more. Bryan ROLLING ELBOWS, Miro DECKS Bryan with a forearm! Miro dares Bryan to bring the kicks to his side. Bryan gets up to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! Miro just takes them to KICK Bryan down! Miro wants Bryan to keep going, so Bryan gets up to KICK and KICK and KICK! Miro KICKS again, then fireman’s carries Bryan to a corner. Miro climbs up the ropes, but Bryan rains down elbows! Bryan throws forearms but Miro throws haymakers! They brawl on the top of the corner, Miro gets the edge but Bryan turns it around on him! Bryan gets up to SUPER TORNADO DDT!!! Then GUILLOTINE!! Miro is OUT, Bryan wins!!!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission (NEW #1 Contender to the AEW World Championship)

Bryan finds a way to take down the Bulgarian Behemoth and come out the winner of the tournament! But now we wait and see who Bryan will challenge for that title!

 

Falls Count Anywhere Six Man Tag: The Super Kliq VS Christian Cage & Jurassic Express!

Adam Cole & The Young Bucks have been doing whatever they want to Captain Charisma, Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus, but now it all comes back around on them! Where will this trios match end when it can go anywhere in the Target Center?

The bell rings and the brawl is on! JB is after Matt Jackson, Luchasaurus has Nick and Christian goes after Cole. Cole turns things around to choke Christian, Matt turns things around on JB, but Luchasaurus whips Nick to a corner. Nick goes up and out, only for Luchasaurus to BOOT him down! Matt runs in but is put on the apron. Matt CLUBS Luchasaurus but JB trips Matt! JJB puts the Bucks together for Luchasaurus to MOONSAULT and take down! Cole BOOTS Christian down, and goes up the corner! But Christian avoids the sunrise to get the arms! Cole shoves Christian away but Christian elbows him. Christian puts Cole in the corner to rain down fists!

Cole slips out to SUPERKICK a leg out! JB gets in, waistlocks Cole but Cole switches. JB pries free, switches again, CHOPS and knuckle locks to go up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAG! Dropkick sends Cole out, but Nick CLUBS JB down! Nick gets JB up but JB CHOPS him! Knuckle lock, hurdle over Matt, then mule kick! JB knuckle locks Matt, kicks their legs, goes up and DOUBLE ARM-DRAGS! But the Bucks handspring through to DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE! But Luchasaurus slides in to break the line and DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE them back! Cole gets in with a chair and TOSSES it into Luchasaurus’ face! BOOT for Christian and Cole soaks up the heat!

But then JB gets in and they both see the chair. JB picks it up, Cole dodges the swing but JB dodges Cole. JB jumps over to TOSS the chair into Cole’s face! JB sets the chair up, brings Cole over, but the Bucks save Cole from whatever JB had planned. Cutler and Nakazawa set up a table?! The Bucks double whip but JB handsprings to DOUBLE ARM-DRAG! And take a seat in the chair! Fans fire up while JB relaxes for a moment. But then Cole runs in to SHINING WIZARD JB down! Cole puts the chair down and stands on it, “ADAM COLE-” INVERTED DDT ON THE CHAIR! Christian covers, TWO!

Nick clubs Christian to the corner, then fires off a SHINING WIZARD, ROUNDHOUSE, and BULLDOG! Matt gets in, he runs at Luchasaurus but into the boot and KNEE! Luchasaurus puts Nick in the corner for fast hands! Matt runs in but is thrown into his brother! Luchasaurus waistlocks, Matt resists the suplex but Matt waistlocks Nick! DOUBLE GERMAN SUPLEX! Cole gets in with a trash can and he SMASHES Luchasaurus in the head! JB gets in, gets around, GERMAN SUPLEX! And the can goes flying up the ramp! JB runs to DIVE and take Cole down! JB gets back in to DIVE again! Another hit at the ramp! JB keeps moving and he FLIES into the trash can!!

Christian WRECKS Nick with a dropkick into the can! Matt WRECKS Christian in return! Luchasaurus BOOTS through the can! Cover on the ramp, TWO! Luchasaurus snarls, checks on JB, then brings out a chair! Luchasaurus bangs it on the steps, stands it up ringside, Cole CLUBS him! Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS back! JB and Luchasaurus coordinate, TAIL WHIP FULL NELSON FACEBUSTER onto the chair! Luchasaurus then goes and gets a TABLE! Fans fire up as Jurassic Express set that up, and Christian brings out more chairs. JB makes sure the table is in a good spot, then he fetches Cole. Cole is busted open from that chair shot but JB POSTS him!

Cole already has a crimson mask as Christian drags Cole into the ring. Christian puts Cole’s head on the chair, and he wants Jungle Boy to have the honors! But Nick drags Christian out and Matt clobbers JB! Luchasaurus gets in, he brawls with Matt while Nick and Christian go to the stage. Luchasaurus DECKS Matt, Christian and Nick disappear backstage! Luchasaurus ROCKS Cole, CHOPS him in a corner, Cole crawls but Luchasaurus stalks him. Luchasaurus KICKS Cole in the corner, CHOPS him off his feet, then he stomps Matt down. JB recovers, Luchasaurus gets Cole up, fans are fired up. Luchasaurus gets Cole up in the crucifix, but Cole slips off to SUPERKICK!

JB SUPERKICKS Cole, Matt SUPERKICKS JB! Matt goes out to SUPERKICK Luchasaurus onto the table! Matt whips JB but JB swings, but no Comebacker! Matt whips, JB sees Cole, FLYING RANA and Cole crashes through the table!! Fans lose their minds, Matt goes up top, he MACHO ELBOWS Luchasaurus through the table!! Fans lose their minds even more as these four men are down! “This is Awesome!” but now we catch up with Christian and Nick in the upper concourse. Cutler sprays at Christian but Christian shields himself with Nick! And then he RAMS Cutler into the barriers! Christian does the same to Nick and Nakazawa!

Christian goes up the stairs, hops up onto the railing, and fans are fire up as he sees there’s somewhere even higher! Christian goes to the top of the entryway, to FALL onto Nick and the cronies! Cover, TWO!! Nick survives and fans lose their minds again! Nick crawls but Christian pursues and they brawl down the steps. They even get photo ops for the fans! Nick rakes eyes and runs away! Christian pursues, keeps after him, and they end up at ringside. Christian throws Nick over the railing! Christian sees Matt get up and kicks him to throw hands. Christian whips Matt but Matt reverses and Christian tumbles over the steel steps!

Matt regroups with his brother, but JB WRECKS Matt with a dropkick! JB slides at Cole, Cole catches him, WHEELBARROW GERMAN to the apron! Nick goes out, PENALTY KICK to Luchasaurus! The lackeys have caught up with them and are helping Cole get things out from under the ring. Cole finds a mystery bag! Cole throws it to Matt and fans go nuts! Matt opens the bag up and pours out a handful of thumbtacks for Nick, and then for himself, to put in JB’s mouth!! And then Cole puts him in the camel clutch! The Bucks run and run and run, to give Cole the kisses! And then they SUPERKICK JB in the face! Cole covers, Christian breaks it!

The Super Kliq mugs Christian, Nick hurries to find something. He brings out a LADDER! Cole puts that in a corner, Matt smacks Christian off it! And again! Nick gets Christian up, Cole has the trash can but Christian fights them all off! SMASH for Cole! SMASH for Matt! Nick dodges but Christian kicks him, hops up and TORNADO DDT’s Nick onto the ladder! That was double-edged for Christian and he tumbles out of the ring. But Luchasaurus is back to DECK Cole! Luchasaurus puts Cole i a corner! Back body block for Matt, BOOT for Nick, and then a BOOT from Cole to Luchasaurus! Cole goes up, leaps, PANAMA- NO! Fireman’s carry and Electric Chair TOSS to the ladder!!

Luchasaurus dodges the chair attacks to BOOT those out of the Bucks’ hands! CHOKE SLAM for Nick onto the ladder! STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, but Matt uses the trash can to SMACK Luchasaurus in the head! And then SMACK again and again on the back! But Luchasaurus sits up like the Dead Man! SUPERKICK! Cover, ONE?!? Matt taunts Luchasaurus and runs away but Luchasaurus pursues. They go up the ramp, but JB is there to trip up Matt! SNARE TRAP!!! But Cole hurries to break it up! Christian CLOBBERS Cole, then throws him into girders! Matt sits up in a daze, Christian brings him up and to the edge, turns Matt around, but Nick SUPERKICKS!

Nick is busted open now, but he and Matt aim at Christian. But Luchasaurus gets them both! Only for Cole to LOW BLOW Luchasaurus! But JB grabs Cole, to get a LOW BLOW MULE KICK! Christian LOW BLOWS Cole! Christian lines up the kick but he has to block Nick! CATAPULT into the girder! Christian runs at Cole but Cole SUPERKICKS him down! Luchasaurus is on the floor, Matt FLIES off and takes him down!! Cole drags JB up and brings him around, but JB throws Cole into girders! JB climbs the steel! But Cole yanks him down to mule kick! Cole goes up the steel now, turns around, PANAMA SUNRISE on the stage! Cover, Luchasaurus breaks it!?

Luchasaurus staggers up, into Nick’s SUPERKICK! Cole SUPERKICKS, then the Super Kliq coordinate. MATT SUPERKICKS Luchasaurus, then Christian gets TRIPLE SUPERKICKS!! Then Cole brings out a set of thumbtack kneepads?! The Super Kliq equip the spiked pads, and they target Luchasaurus! SPIKED B T E TRIGGER!!! Triple cover, JB BREAKS IT!! BUT HOW!? The Super Kliq glare at JB but JB doesn’t back down! He throws hands and forearms on them all! Nick pulls JB away from Cole but JB gets around to SNAP GERMAN Nick to the LED ramp! Christian SPEARS Nick! Cole hurries away but Luchasaurus rises up and choke grips!

CHOKE SLAM onto Nakazawa and Cutler on the floor! And then Luchasaurus takes aim for a JURASSIC SHOOTING STAR!??! Even JB is shocked to see Luchasaurus do that!! Luchasaurus, Cutler, Nakazawa, Cole and Nick are down, but Christian has chairs! Christian sets Matt up, and JB says he wants to! Christian lets JB have the honors, CON-CHAIR-TO!! Cover, Christian & Jurassic Express win!!

Winners: Christian Cage & Jurassic Express, by pinfall

And it’s all over! Christian, JB and Luchasaurus stand tall over the Super Kliq! Will this lead them to something even bigger in the near future?

 

Cody Rhodes & PAC VS Malakai Black & Andrade El Idolo!

The American Nightmare has been haunted by the Dark Father while The Bastard has been trying to get the self-proclaimed Face of Lucha to back off. But will Cody and PAC be able to work together to thwart both of their nemeses? Or will they both fall together at the doorstep of the House of Black?

The teams sort out and Pac starts with Andrade. They circle as fans rally up, Andrade shoves Cody. Cody calls to Pac but Pac doesn’t tag. Pac and Andrade circle, so Cody tags himself in! Fans boo Cody and chant, “We Want Pac!” then “F You Cody!” Cody and Andrade circle, but Pac tags himself back in! Andrade CLOBBERS Pac from behind! Pac hits back, Andrade eggs him on and they brawl with forearms! Andrade gets the edge but Pac BOOTS back. Andrade blocks the whip but Pac kicks low to whip. Andrade reverses, Pac goes up and over and handsprings to mule kick. Pac runs, wheelbarrows and arm-drags! Then he headlocks for a flying takeover!

Andrade endures the grind, fights his way up, and pulls hair to put Pac in the corner. Malakai tags in, kicks Pac low, wrenches the arm and yanks on it. Pac endures the wristlock, rolls, gets Makalai’s arm but Malakai trips Pac to roll him and whip. Pac slides under, arm-drags and has the armlock! Malakai gets to his feet, pulls hair, but Cody tags in. Fans boo again as Cody talks trash to Malakai. But then Andrade tags in! Malakai talks trash to Cody and Andrade attacks! Andrade headlocks, Cody powers out and runs Andrade over. Things speed up, Andrade jumps into a fireman’s carry! Andrade fights free to whip corner to corner. Cody tumbles up and out but Andrade follows him!

Andrade and Cody talk trash, kick and shove and throw forearms! Jose grabs at Cody but Cody hits him away, only for Andrade to DECK Cody! Andrade puts Cody in the ring to CHOP him and whip him. Cody DIVES to take out Jose! Then he gets in to dodge and POWERSLAM Andrade! Cody keeps on Andrade, they end up in the corner and Pac tags in. Cody’s annoyed by that but he pushes Andrade to the corner. Pac gets in, Andrade gets away and Malakai tags in. There’s tension mounting between Malakai and Andrade but Malakai ties up with Pac. Malakai waistlocks, Pac elbows free but Malakai shoves him to elbow him down!

Malakai checks his teeth, stomps Pac then brings him up for forearms. Andrade tags in, they mug Pac with a CHOP, then Andrade stomps Pac down. Andrade drags Pac up to ram into him at the corner, throw a knee, then tags Malakai. Malakai brings Pac up to suplex, but Pac slips out and Cody tags in! Cody rallies on Malakai, kick and Rhodes Uppercut! Springboard, CODY CUTTER! Dragon sleeper, but Malakai knees free! Cody kicks low, reels Malakai in to underhook but Malakai slips out. Malakai shoves Cody to the corner, Pac tags in! Cody storms up on Malakai, into a BLACK MASS! Pac sees Cody fall, but then he dumps Malakai out.

Pac dodges Andrade, RANAS him out, then goes to the apron to ASAI MOONSAULT onto them both at the ramp! Fans fire up with Pac while Arn checks on Cody. Jose talks trash to Arn but fans want Arn to kick his ass! Jose throws off the jacket, Arin says BOOM and DECKS Jose! Arn fires off fists on Jose and Jose goes scrambling around the way! Arn chases Jose up the ramp, Jose begs for mercy. Meanwhile, Pac puts Malakai in the ring, climbs up, but Andrade shoves him down, onto a BOOT from Malakai! And the ref was too busy with Cody to see it! Andrade tags in, runs and TRIANGLE JUMP TORNILLOS onto Pac!

Andrade gets Pac up to fireman’s carry and SNAKE EYES onto railing! Andrade then drags Pac up to put in the ring. Andrade gets Pac’s legs, stomps him in the stomach, then tags to Malakai. They get Pac up, put him in the corner and stomp away. Malakai KICKS Pac, Pac staggers away but Malakai KICKS him again. Pac kicks back but Malakai throws haymakers. Malakai gives Pac more KICKS, then digs his knee in. The ref counts, Malakai lets off and mockingly applauds as fans rally up. Malakai drags Pac up, scoops him and SLAMS him, then takes his time to the cover, ONE!! Another cover, TWO!

Malakai drags Pac up, Andrade tags in, and they mug Pac. Andrade snap suplexes Pac into buckles! Then Andrade goes up the corner, SPLIT LEG MOONSAULT! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Pac saves himself and Andrade grows frustrated. Andrade gets Pac up but Pac throws a forearm! Andrade hits back, they brawl again, and Pac gets the edge. Andrade ROCKS Pac back, but Pac sends him into ropes to SNAP GERMAN on the rebound! The standing count starts, Pac crawls but Cody is still off the apron! Pac is frustrated with Cody, but Andrade comes in and BOOTS Pac down! Andrade then slingshots for an APRON DDT!! Andrade mockingly applauds before he fetches Pac.

Andrade puts Pac back in, covers, TWO! Andrade argues with the ref but two is two. Malakai then tags in and he argues with Andrade. Pac gets him for a cradle! Pac ducks the Black Mass, Malakai blocks one kick but not the SUPERKICK! Pac and Malakai are down, Cody is finally back up! Cody stomps the steps to fire up but the fans are booing him. The standing count is climbing, Malakai crawls over. Pac does, too, hot tags to Andrade and Cody! Cody throws hands on Andrade, JAB, JAB, JAB! Flip, flip and fly, BIONIC ELBOW! Andrade gets up and ducks the clothesline to back suplex. Cody lands on his feet to DISASTER KICK Malakai!

Andrade BOOTS back, goes up, but Cody trips him! Andrade lands on the ropes, Cody climbs up and gets a dragon sleeper! INVERTED SUPERPLEX!! Cody crawls, covers, TWO! Andrade is still in this so Cody goes outside to run around and CLOBBER Malakai! Fans are divided but they all fire up and get loud! Cody gets back in the ring, scoops Andrade but Andrade slips out to a BACKBREAKER and ELBOW DROP DDT! Andrade wants the legs but Cody boot shim into a corner! Cody trips Andrade and gets the legs for the FIGURE FOUR! Cody makes Andrade suffer, but Pac tags in! Pac climbs up, to 450 SPLASH! Cover, ROPEBREAK!!

Pac gets Andrade up but Andrade JAWBREAKERS! Malakai tags in but Pac sobats, front kicks and Malakai falls out of the ring. Pac sees Andrade going around the way, builds speed, but Malakai sets Cody up to take the FOSBURY FLOP! Pac realizes what happens, and then Andrade BOOTS Pac! Pac is put in the ring for a BOOT, and a KNEE! GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, Cody breaks it! Andrade tags in before Cody suplexes Malakai and himself out of the ring! They tumble, get to their feet, and Malakai BOOTS Cody over the railing! Malakai tumbles with him into the front row!

Back in the ring, Andrade drags Pac up, reels him in, hammerlock, but Pac makes it a cradle! TWO!! Andrade BOOTS, but runs into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly into buckles! And then staggers into a POISON-RANA! Pac goes up top with Andrade down, BLACK ARROW!! Cover, Pac & Cody win!!

Winners: PAC & Cody Rhodes, by pinfall

But FTR rushes the ring! Cash Wheeler mugs Pac, then he runs off to help Tully and Malakai mug Cody! The ref gets them to all back off, but does this mean another big paycheck from Andrade to The Pinnacle? Are things only escalating between these alliances?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship: Britt Baker w/ Jamie Hayter & Rebel VS Tay Conti!

The Dentist says it doesn’t matter about the Blackbelt Brazilian Beauty’s credentials, she’s still choked in AEW. But will Conti make Britt choke on her words when she makes her eat them? Or will AEW still belong to the DMD?

The introductions are made, the gold belt is raised, and Britt’s toughest challenge comes in Conti’s biggest opportunity!

Conti and Britt circle, lots of fans chant “DMD!” as she and Conti tie up. Britt gets a roll-up, TWO! Conti keeps cool, they go again. Britt gets an arm to wrench to a hammerlock, then shifts to a headlock and takeover. Britt traps an arm, rolls and brings Conti around to ghost pin. TWO, Britt keeps hold of an arm and wrenches to the wristlock. Conti throws big forearms, Britt still wrenches but Conti ROCKS her! Conti snapmares, gets the arms for a motorcycle, and fans duel, “DMD!” “SUCKS!” Britt powers up, tries to turn things around, but Conti turns them back. Britt flips, drags Conti down to an omoplata but Conti slips out to get the hammerlock!

Britt slips out and the two stare down, both knowing how close the other came. They get forehead to forehead, Conti shoves but Britt shoves back. They tie up, Conti waistlocks and shoves Britt to then get an arm-drag! And a drop sayanagi, and another! Britt gets free to kick back. Britt facelocks, CLUBS Conti, then wrenches to whip. Conti boots from the corner, goes up the ropes but Britt grabs at her first. But Conti gets the arm for a HANGING ARMBAR! Britt drags Conti up while the ref reprimands but Conti headbutts! Conti then knuckle locks, but Rebel shakes the ropes! Conti has to hop down, Britt gets her for a BUTTERFLY SUPLEX!

Britt wraps on a chinlock, clubs away with elbows, then ghost pins, TWO! Britt elbows away on Conti again, but Conti gets a ropebreak with a foot. Britt drags Conti up, cravats, but fans rally up. Britt throws knees, Conti wobbles and falls. Britt gloats, “D. M. D.” Then she kicks Conti around. Britt drags Conti up by the hair, the ref reprimands but Britt throws forearms on Conti against ropes. Conti shoves back and ROCKS Britt with forearms! Britt hits back and Conti falls over! Britt kicks at Conti, drags her up to the ropes and chokes her! The ref counts, Britt lets off at 4. Britt drags Conti up, Conti throws body shots! Britt CLUBS Conti, reels her in, FISHERMAN SCREW! Cover, TWO!

Britt drags Conti around and wants the arms! But Conti clubs Britt’s bad hand to stop the Rings of Saturn! Fans fire up as Conti stands, and she KNEES Britt down! Conti gets up again, staggers and stalks Britt, ROCKS her again and again and again, then rallies with LARIAT after LARIAT! Conti runs corner to corner to BOOT Britt! Then goes side to side to BOOT her again! And then the other side, another BOOT! Britt is staggered by the hat trick, Conti shoves her to go up and up and CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Conti is a bit surprised but she focuses again. Conti drags Britt up, throws more forearms but Britt gives them back. They go back and forth and fans fire up!

Conti gets the edge, runs, but Britt follows to spin. Conti ducks to ROUNDHOUSE! And then GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Conti works to keep frustration away but Rebel rallies the DMD fans. Conti goes to a corner, climbs up, but Britt boots a leg out! Britt has Conti in the ropes, DRAPING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Britt runs, Conti dodges the stomp and kicks back. Britt fights the hammerlock, Conti slips out of the Fisherman to ROCK Britt again! Conti suplexes but Britt blocks and gator rolls to CURB STOMP! Cover, TWO!! Conti survives and Britt is mad. Britt clubs Conti before she gets the glove! Rebel is fired up as Britt storms over to Conti.

Conti is up, Britt ripcords but Conti hits a STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Conti is too tired to be upset but the fans rally up. Britt flounders to the apron where her team is, but Conti shouts at them to leave! Conti argues with the sidekicks but Britt throws a forearm. Conti hits back, kicks low, and reels Britt in! Gotch lift but Britt fights it with an Alabama! AIR RAID TO THE APRON!!! Britt drags Conti up and into the ring to cover, TWO!! Conti barely kicks out of that, but Britt gets the RINGS OF SATURN! But Conti moves around to get the ropebreak! Britt lets go in frustration and the two slowly get up.

Britt runs in to kick but Conti blocks and shoves! Britt turns hip toss into takedown, then gets arms to backslide! TWO! Conti and Britt are still hooked up, Conti stands, ducks the clothesline to Gory Especial for the TAY K O!! Cover, TWO?!?! Britt survives and Conti can’t believe it! Conti gets up, takes aim, runs in but Britt dodges to SUPERKICK! Conti stays up to BOOT back! Britt staggers, into Conti’s grip! But Britt ALabama lifts again! Conti fights that to Gotch lift PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!! Britt survives again but Conti hurries to hammerlock. Rebel distracts, Britt rolls Conti, TWO!

Britt shoves Conti to where Hayter is and Hayter drags Conti out to RAM her into steps! Britt aims from the apron, and she CURB STMOPS Conti onto the steel!! Britt then puts Conti in, runs and CURB STOMPS again!! Britt doesn’t cover, she drags Conti into the RINGS OF SATURN! And the LOCKJAW!!! But Conti rolls it, they end up in the ropes!! Britt again has to let go of Conti, but she puts her in the ropes. Britt aims but Conti avoids the stomp to then BOOT Britt down! Conti staggers about in the ring, hurries to the outside but the ref wants this back in the ring. Conti says a quick prayer, before she climbs and SUPER MOONSAULTS onto Rebel and Hayter!!

Britt got to safety and runs back in, but Conti gets around her to hook her up, SWINGING SIDE SLAM!! Fans fire up with Conti as she drags Britt up and into the ring. Conti gets in, brings Britt up, hammerlock for the D D TAY!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Britt somehow survives and Conti is in disbelief! Conti drags Britt up, fans rally, Conti kicks away on Britt’s face again and again and again! BUZZSAW! Then another hammerlock, but Britt slips out to drag Conti down! RINGS OF SATURN, but Conti makes it a cover, TWO!! Britt gets a cover now, BRITT WINS!

Winner: Britt Baker, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)

This isn’t a dental pun, but Britt snatched victory from the jaws of defeat! Conti outdid her in the technical, but Britt managed to get those precious three seconds. Will Britt continue to hold onto the golden title by the skin of her teeth? (That is a dental pun)

 

CM Punk VS Eddie Kingston!

For fifteen YEARS, these two have known each other, but at this point, they’re the farthest thing from friends. The Best in the World doesn’t see the Mad King as much of anything, but the feeling is mutual. Will this be less of a match and more of a scrap? Will Kingston come through with his promise to put Punk back into retirement?

The ref has to keep these two apart the moment they’re both in the ring! Kingston and Punk back off, but then Kingston gets an URAKEN on Punk!! Kingston is fired up and fans are going nuts! Punk sits up in a daze, but he still flips Kingston off! The bell rings, Kingston goes right after Punk and he even BITES Punk’s forehead! They fall out of the ring, Kingston drags Punk up to twist his ear! The ref reprimands, fans are dueling, Kingston chases Punk back into he ring. Punk fires off hands and knees on Kingston in a corner! The ref counts, Punk whips corner to corner to then SHINING WIZARD! Punk rains down fists, reels Kingston in but Kingston gets an EXPLODER!

Kingston stalks Punk, throws down hands, then fires off in the corner! The ref counts as Kingston digs his knee in, but Kingston lets off at 4. Punk hops right up to FLYING CLOTHESLINE! Punk rains down hands from all sides, fans are actually booing Punk! Punk lets off, staggers to a corner, but he comes back to kick Kingston. Kingston eggs Punk on, Punk kicks more, Kingston pokes him in the eye! Kingston follows Punk to the apron, keeps him from going anywhere, but Punk resists the exploder! Punk CLUBS Kingston, then ROUNDHOUSES! Kingston sits down, Punk SLIDING KNEES Kingston down! Fans are thunderous as they rally and duel!

The ring count climbs, Punk drags Kingston up to SLAM his hand on the steps! But Kingston still throws a haymaker! Kingston staggers away, clutching the bad hand, but Punk comes back to fireman’s carry. Kingston slips off to POST Punk! Kingston gets in the ring but fans are chanting for “BOTH THESE GUYS!” Kingston fetches Punk, laughing at how Punk’s busted open. Kingston puts Punk’s blood on his face like war paint and he rains down fists! The ref wants Kingston to let off but Kingston pulls at floor mats! The seam isn’t there so Kingston just reels Punk in. Punk back drops Kingston away! Punk shakes his head to try and get the crimson mask to stop.

Punk fires up and gets to the apron! Kingston slowly stands, Punk runs in and FLYING CLOTHESLINES again! Punk flounders over, clubs Kingston then drags him into the ring. Fans rally and duel while Kingston flounders. Punk runs to shoulder tackle Kingston down! And again! Then he ducks Kingston’s clothesline to SPIN-OUT BOMB! Wait, is Punk doing what it looks like he’s doing?! Punk holds his hand up, fans are all riled up for it, and then Punk and Kingston both flip each other off! Punk rains down fists, stands as the crimson mask grows, and he drags Kingston up into a facelock. Snap suplex! Uno Amigo! Another snap suplex, Dos Amigo! Then THREE AMIGOS!

Fans fire up with Punk’s take on Latino Heat’s shuffle, and then Punk goes to the corner. Punk climbs, Kingston drags himself up and ROCKS Punk with an uppercut! Kingston climbs, tells Punk “FU!” and then rains down furious fists and forearms! Fans go wild, even as Kingston stops and just leans on Punk. Kingston then gets Punk up for a SUPERPLEX! Kingston crawls, a standing count starts and the fans duel hard as ever. Punk rolls away to the far corner. The two glare from across the ring, then they stand up and rush each other to fire off fast hands! They slow down, throw SLAP after SLAP, Punk ROCKS Kingston but Kingston flips him off to BOOT and ENZIGURI!

Kingston steadies himself, gets to his feet and vows this is down. Night night, and some JO! But Punk gets Kingston up for the GO TO SLEEP!! But he can’t make the cover as he flops to the apron! “This is Awesome!” but far from over as Punk catches his breath and the ref checks on Kingston. Kingston is somehow in this, so Punk crawls his way over. Punk drags Kingston up, Kingston goes for another Uraken, only for Punk to drop! Both men flounder and stagger, then head for each other! Punk fires off forearms and elbows over and over! Punk hears the fans booing but he throws more knees into Kingston. Fireman’s carry, GO TO SLEEP again! Cover, Punk wins!

Winner: CM Punk, by pinfall

What a fast and furious, knockdown, drag out FIGHT! Punk finds a way to win, but did Kingston at least win some respect? Punk manages to stand and walk over to Kingston as he flounders up. Punk offers a handshake, but Kingston walks away. Kingston still doesn’t respect Punk, will Punk just have to settle for the mark in the win column?

 

10 Man Minneapolis Street Fight: The Inner Circle VS Dan Lambert, Junior Dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski & The Men of the Year!

American Top Team was invited to AEW as guests, but Dan “The Fat Faced Dips*it” acted like he was entitled to talk down to the wrestlers, the product, and the fans who love it all. That karma has come back to bite him a few times, but the Inner Circle could eat him alive here! Will Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Santana & Ortiz run roughshod over Lambert, his “MMA meat heads,” as well as Scorpio Sky & Ethan Page? Or is Lambert lucky that he doesn’t have to do this alone?

Minneapolis sings Judas for the Inner Circle as they make their entrance. Lambert and his team have one last huddle-up, and though this is a Street Fight, it is still a tag match and we start with Sammy and Scorpio. They circle, Scorpio soaking up the heat. Fans rally behind Sammy, and also cuss out Lambert. Sammy dodges Scorpio to CHOP, and CHOP, and CHOP! Scorpio ends up in a corner, Sammy CHOPS again, but Scorpio turns it around to dig fingers into Sammy’s face! Fans boo, Scorpio tells them to shut up, but Sammy turn sit around to CHOP and CHOP again! Scorpio claws Sammy’s face again, then whips Sammy into the corner.

Sammy elbows Scorpio and jumps up to kick Scorpio down! Fans fire up as Sammy whips and hurdles then flips over Scorpio to dropkick him down! And kips up so smooth! But then Scorpio runs in, but into a deep arm-drag! Cover, TWO! Sammy drags Scorpio over and tags in Ortiz. Ortiz scoops, Scorpio slips out and waistlocks but switches. They go to ropes, Santana slingshots up and over them, Ortiz rolls Scorpio for Santana to QUEBRADA! Ortiz drops the SENTON! Santana gets a boost, MOONSAULT! Ortiz hits a PLANKING SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Ortiz keeps cool, drags Scorpio back up and tags in Santana. Proud ‘n’ Powerful double suplex Scorpio high and hard!

Santana stares down American Top Team, drags Scorpio back up, and he CHOPS Scorpio. Santana suplexes, Hager tags in, and then Hager takes the hand-off of the stalling suplex to SLAM Scorpio down! Scorpio scrambles away to tag in Andrei! And he starts trading hands with Hager! Andrei knees low but Hager trips him to get the ANKLE LOCK! Andrei kicks Hager away but Hager comes back, into a fireman’s carry! Andrei roars before hitting a SAMOAN DROP! Tag to Junior Dos Santos, and the MMA guys double whip to double shoulder Hager down! JDS stalks Hager, brings him up, scoops him, but Hager slips out, tag to Jericho!

Fans are fired up as Le Champion squares up with JDS! And they throw hands! Jericho rocks JDS but JDS comes back for more. Jericho runs, jumps, but into JDS’s arms! JDS pops Jericho up for a POWERSLAM! JDS is having fun as he gets Jericho up for a stalling suplex! JDS gloats, and STANDING MOONSAULTS?! Cover, TWO! JDS can’t believe it, but now Lambert wants in? The weasel is becoming a vulture as he tags in and picks the bones! He slaps Jericho, flexes like he’s hot stuff, and then slaps Jericho again! And he flips off the Inner Circle! Jericho blocks the next slap and goes right at Lambert! The corners empty and now it’s just a Street Fight!!

The Inner Circle clears the ring but they keep Lambert all to themselves. Lambert wants mercy but then he bails out. The chase is on as Jericho is after Lambert! But Ethan is ready with a hockey stick, and he SMACKS Jericho in the gut! And then SMACKS him on the back! But then Sammy FLIES in and takes Ethan out! Scorpio comes up and CLOBBERS Sammy! Scorpio & Ethan regroup, but PNP DOUBLE DIVE onto them! Fans are fired up as the brawling is on! Wait, Hager goes up top!? Rock Hard Hager aims at the cluster, FALLING AX HANDLE! Hager bowls everyone down, but Lambert was safe on the outskirts!

Jericho spots him and heads that way, but Lambert brings out a steel pipe! The Inner Circle bring out all sorts of things that trace their history back to Minneapolis. Hager uses the oil drum to SMACK Junior Dos Santos down! Oh hey, there’s a toaster. Jericho scares Lambert, and then gets himself a PRINCE SIGN!! Scorpio CLOBBERS Sammy to then get after Jericho! Jericho hits Scorpio with the sign formally known as Prince. Fans chant for “PURPLE RAIN!” even as Ethan DECKS Jericho. Ethan dodges Ortiz but Ortiz comes back to dropkick him! Scorpio DECKS Ortiz in return! Santana goes after Ethan, PNP brawl with the Men of the Year!

Scorpio & Ethan get the edge and they RAM Santana into railing! Lambert watches from afar as Scorpio puts Santana in the ring. He and Ethan coordinate, and they go after Hager to get a chair. Hager uses the toaster to smash Andre! The chair is put around Ortiz, and then Ortiz is POSTED! Andrei drags Hager down while Scorpio gives Santana some hockey stick shots. Snapmare and ground ‘n’ pound, while Ethan flexes and grins in the background. Santana scrambles to a corner, Andrei hits Ortiz for good measure. A trash can is brought in, and Ortiz SMACKS Andrei with it! Santana fires off big SLAPPING strikes on the Men of the Year! Ortiz CLOBBERS Ethan!

Scorpio RAMS into Santana, but PNP fire off a KNEE, a BOOT and a LARIAT! Ortiz puts the trash can around Ethan! PNP KICK away on it, then get the hockey sticks! SLAP SHOT! Then they just BANG the can with the sticks! Ortiz puts on a HALF CRAB! Scorpio gets in, Santana catches him for a Gory Especial! Santana then steps on Ethan and gets him in a CAMEL CLUTCH! Another chimera of submissions, and Sammy has a football! TOUCHDOWN on Scorpio’s chest! Fans are loving this, “SKOL! SKOL! SKOL!” from all the Vikings fans. PNP set up, Ethan is in a corner, POETRY IN- NO! Ethan tackles Santana first! ROUNDHOUSE for Ortiz!

Andrei gets in, he and Ethan work together to double whip Ortiz corner to corner. Ethan whips Andrei in to SPLASH Ortiz! Andrei lifts Ortiz, Ethan goes up, ENZIGURI to a SPINEBUSTER! But Hager gets in to CLOBBER Andrei with the toaster! Toaster SMASH for Ethan! Hager whips Ethan but Scorpio holds him and Ethan BOOTS back! CHOP BLOCK to Hager’s leg, and the Men of the Year stomp away! But Jericho slides in, with a WATER SKI! Jericho JAMS Scorpio in the head, then SMACKS Ethan on the back! Fans fire up as Jericho puts the ski on the top rope. Scorpio rakes eyes, runs in, but gets a FLAPJACK to the ski! Jericho then RAMS Ethan down with it!

Lambert is pacing on the outside, he trips Jericho up and throws him into railing! Then he scurries away like a scared rat in a blue sweat suit. Sammy goes up and up and DOUBLE CUTTERS the Men of the Year! PNP get Scorpio for TU LO SABE! Junior Do Santos RAMS Jericho into steps! Ortiz CANNONBALLS Ethan, Sammy SWANTON BOMBS Scorpio! Cover, TWO!! Scorpio is still in this, Santana CLOBBERS Junior Dos Santos on the outside! Ortiz is after Andrei and SMACKS him off the timekeeper’s table. Hager adds a SMACK to JDS! Sammy brings out a TABLE! He sets it up nearby, but Andrei jumps over to fire off hands! Hager CLOBBERS Andrei with a Bundt cake pan!!

Hager drags Andrei around the way to ram him into steps. Ethan calls to JDS while he clubs away on Sammy, but Jericho goes after Ethan! Sammy gets off the table, JDS goes up!? Ortiz anchors JDS while Jericho puts Ethan on the wood. Santana helps Ortiz, they get JDS together while Scorpio is put on the table. DOUBLE SUPERPLEX to JDS! Jericho & Sammy set up a ladder! Sammy throws off the shirt to then climb the ladder! Wait, is he wearing a steel plate on his stomach?! It was for defense earlier, now it’s for a FULL METAL SWANTON through the table!! Sammy just took Scorpio and himself out and fans are losing their minds!

Ethan checks on Scorpio in the wreckage, but then Ortiz SMACKS Ethan with a chair! And again! Ortiz brings Ethan around but Ethan kicks back to crucifix! EGO’S EDGE to the floor! “Are you enjoying the show, Catalina?” Ethan is talking smack right to Mrs. Hager, but he doesn’t realize THE BARON is right there! IRON CLAW into Ethan’s head!! Ethan then gets a BOOT from Santana, and TOSSED into the front row! Santana has the fans give him space, and the security guard is willing to help out! POETRY IN MOTION into the crowd!! Fans are getting even closer to the action than they thought!

Lambert gets in the ring to gloat that his guys are doing something, but he forgets about Jericho. CHOP after CHOP, and Jericho literally strips the sweat jacket off Lambert! Lambert is down, Jericho goes to ropes but JDS ROCKS him before the lionsault! Lambert covers, TWO!! Lambert is pissed but the fans are relieved. But Lambert gets the legs, he wants the Boston Crab! Jericho gets a kendo stick to SMACK Lambert instead! And then again, and again, and again! And then SMACK for Junior! And then more SMACKS for Lambert! Jericho brings out a STAPLER!! Lambert freaks out and he gets STAPELED BALLS! And a LARIAT!

Jericho has Lambert in the drop zone, and he raises a hand to the heavens. Latino Heat’s presence has been all over this night, Jericho is going up top! FROG SPLASH!! Cover, The Inner Circle wins!!

Winner: The Inner Circle, by pinfall

Jericho dedicates this one to Eddie Guerrero! Lambert crawls away, licking his wounds. Will this moment humble American Top Team?

 

Tony Schiavone is on stage.

What a night already in Minneapolis! The main event world title match is still to come, but right now, AEW introduces a special guest. Tonight here, a young man who has been a champion in many, many promotions all around the world is now #AllElite! It is JAY LETHAL!! Impact and Ring of Honor, and now A E W!! Fans go nuts to see him, and Schiavone asks Lethal what brings him here. “SCHIAVONE~!” Lethal is here because of the hidden, forbidden, open door. He has found that door, stepped through it and it is official! Jay Lethal IS All Elite.

And speaking of, he heard there is an open challenge for the TNT Championship coming? Well then Sammy Guevara, Lethal is interested in that. How about they have it happen… Well Sammy just had a hard battle here so let’s go for Wednesday Night Dynamite! Fans want to see it, Sammy walks up on stage to stare Lethal down. Sammy gets the mic, fans are fired up, and Sammy says, “You’re on.” Sammy holds up the TNT title here tonight, will he still be holding onto it this Wednesday?

 

AEW World Championship: Kenny Omega w/ Don Callis VS Hangman Page!

One year ago, the Cleaner and the Cowboy battled in the AEW World Title Eliminator Finals. Kenny Omega won, and then he became AEW World Champion. Omega has done everything in his power, and in Don Callis’ power, to keep that title. But Hangman vows to give us #CowboyShit every single second he possibly can. Will that start right here tonight in Minneapolis? Or will it be another big moment where Hangman doesn’t ride off into the sunset?

Hangman has a cinematic entrance where he rides into town, remembering all his shortcomings, but also his undying spirit to keep on fighting. Fans are fired up just seeing Hangman walk down the ramp. As for Omega, he walks out with a cape! But he can’t help but see the fan sign, “What would KOTA think?” The introductions are made, the title is raised, and we see if Full Gear brings us full circle!

Omega and Hangman step up to each other as fans are thunderous already. They talk a little bit of trash, back away, and then circle. The two tie up, go around, then break. They go again, break again, and the tension is mounting. They go a third time, break, and Omega CHOPS! Hangman CHOPS, Omega CHOPS again! Hangman CHOPS, Omega kicks low! Omega headlocks, Hangman powers out to then ram shoulders! Omega rebounds and rams back, but Hangman rebounds to run Omega over! Hangman has Omega in a corner and CHOPS him again! And throws a forearm, then CHOPS again! Forearm, CHOP, but Omega turns it around to CHOP!

Hangman turns it back around to COHP! Hangman whips corner to corner, clotheslines hard, and Omega flounders while fans fire up! Hangman eggs Omega on, whips, but Omega reverses. Callis trips up Hangman and fans boo! Hangman warns Callis but Omega CLOBBERS Hangman! Omega drags Hangman up, digs fingers into his eyes, but the ref counts. Omega stops, brings Hangman up as fans cuss out Callis, and Omega digs his boots into Hangman’s chin! The ref counts, Omega lets off, and Callis chokes Hangman now! Callis stops before the ref notices, Omega drags Hangman up to CHOP him! And CLUB him, then CHOP him again!

Omega CLUBS Hangman again and again, whips him to ropes, but Hangman reverses. Omega KICKS back, Hangman goes to ropes and dumps Omega to the apron. TRIANGLE JUMP LARIAT! Omega staggers, Hangman slingshots to PLANCHA! Fans fire up again but Callis creeps over. Hangman stares him down, Callis wants Hangman to take it easy and he backs away. Hangman goes back to Omega, brings him up but Omega RAMS him into railing! And into the apron! And back into railing! Omega brings Hangman around but Hangman suplexes instead! Omega writhes, Callis coaches Omega and the ring count climbs.

Hangman refreshes the count at 4, brings Omega up and puts him in the ring. Fans rally for Hangman as he climbs, and FLYING CLOTHESLINES! Cover, ONE!! Omega winces but Hangman brings him up. Omega pokes Hangman in the eyes! Fans boo but Omega doesn’t care, and he runs to BULLDOG Hangman down! Cover, ONE!! Hangman returns the favor kicking out that fast. Omega drags Hangman up, fans taunt him as “Kenny No Balls!” Omega wrenches, CHOPS, but Hangman ROCKS Omega with forearms! Omega ROCKS Hangman back, then has him in the corner to whip corner to corner. Omega runs in to back elbow!

Omega throws Hangman out, the ref won’t let him go after Hangman, but Callis fires off stomps with purple shoes?! Why is he wearing purple with powder blue? Omega drags Hangman up, throws hands, then bumps Hangman off the steps. And again, and again! Omega digs Hangman’s face into the diamond plate, then digs his fingers in! The ref counts, Omega stops and then puts Hangman back in the ring. Omega soaks up the heat then waits for Hangman to stand. Hangman stands, Omega fakes the slingshot, but then Hangman ROCKS and CHPOS Omega on repeat! Hangman fires off in the corner, whips corner to corner and then runs in, but Omega goes up and over!

Omega comes back to RANA! Hangman bails out, the Terminator Drums begin. Omega builds speed, and FLIES! Direct hit and down goes Hangman! Omega still gloats despite being sore from the landing. Omega is up, he puts Hangman in the ring, then brings him up to a fireman’s carry. “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” Rolling senton then the MOONSAULT onto boots! Hangman knows Omega too well to let that one follow through! Both men are in corners, Hangman runs corner to corner but into an elbow. Omega runs in but into a BOOT! Hangman runs at Omega again and CHOPS! Then forearms, then CHOPS again!

Hangman whips, Omega ducks and dodges but Hangman scoops for a FALL AWAY SLAM! And he kips up! Fans fire up with Hangman, and he runs to DIVE! Direct hit and Omega hits railing! Hangman goes up top to ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Direct hit on Omega again but both men are down! Fans are thunderous for “COWBOY SH*T!” but Callis fans Omega off. Hangman gets up, drags Omega into the ring, and he runs up to kick low and suplex, to a BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Omega is still in this but the fans rally up. Hangman drags Omega up, RAMS him into the corner, then hoists him up top. Hangman climbs but Omega hits back!

Hangman and Omega brawl as Hangman climbs, and Hangman reaches the top. Omega fights back with body shots, then CLUBS Hangman. Omega elbows Hangman and SLAPS him. Omega hops down to the outside, palm strikes away on Hangman’s head, then slingshots up to SUPER SUNSET LIGER BOMB!! Fans are losing their minds and a standing count starts. Omega is up at 1 and he vows to end this! Full nelson, SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Hangman sits up in a daze but Omega wants to pile on! Another full nelson, but Hangman breaks free to swing on Omega! But Omega ducks to SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX after all!

Hangman drags himself to the apron, Omega goes out after him. Omega stands Hangman up, full nelsons again, APRON DRAGON SUPLEX!! Hangman flounders into the ring, Omega aims and BANG! V-TRIGGER! Then the Electric Chair, but Hangman fights! Victory roll, TWO! Omega get sup, Hangman dodges to GERMAN SUPLEX! Omega lands on his face! Hangman gets him up to the Alabama but Omega fights that to underhook! TIGER DRIVER 98!! Cover, TWO!!! Omega can’t believe Hangman survives, but fans are still behind Hangman. Omega rains down fists, then BITES Hangman’s forehead!

The ref reprimands, Omega stops and he goes to the corner. Omega climbs, Hangman stands, and Hangman trips Omega! Hangman climbs up to BITE Omega’s forehead! Hangman stands on the very top with Omega, to SUPER FALL AWAY SLAM!! Cover, TWO!!! Omega survives and Hangman can’t believe it! Callis gets Omega to crawl out of the ring towards him. Hangman gets to a corner, “This is Awesome!” as Hangman climbs again. Hangman sees Omega by the timekeeper’s table, and so he removes the camera from the post so he can be right on the very top! SUPER FLYING LARIAT through the timekeeper’s table!!!

Fans are losing their minds all over again and Callis is freaking out for Omega’s sake! Callis shouts to Omega to just stay down so it can be a count out! Hangman, forehead busted open, puts Omega in the ring. Callis scurries away as Hangman takes aim from the apron! But Omega flounders and flops, so Hangman doesn’t slingshot. Hangman decides to copy the Cleaner! Finger gun and BANG! Hangman runs, but Omega dodges to GERMAN SUPELX! Hangman lands on his feet?! ROLLING ELBOW! Whip and POP-UP POWERBOMB! Hangman resets on the apron, Omega staggers up, slingshot into the REF!! The ref takes the lariat as Omega uses him as a shield!!

Callis hurries to get the belt! No, not like All Out! Callis gets in and aims at Hangman, but Hangman turns around! Callis holds off on the belt attack, but Hangman gets Callis, and DECKS him! But Now OMEGA has the belt! Hangman dodges, Alabama to the DEADEYE!! Cover, AUBREY runs out to be the new ref, TWO?!?! The delay might’ve just saved Omega’s reign! Fans can’t believe it, but they cheer on Aubrey now that she’s in charge. She checks on the other ref, but Hangman gets the belt! He doesn’t want to win it like Omega did, and fans cheer his heroism. But then Omega hits low! And again!

Omega throws a forearm, Hangman gives it back! Omega throws another forearm, Hangman gives it back again! Omega forearms, Hangman BOOTS! Omega blocks the next boot to JAB, JAB, JAB! Hangman drops to his knees but Omega keeps throwing hands. Hangman flips Omega off so he get a V-TRIGGER for it! And then another! Omega takes aim, but Hangman blocks the V-Trigger this time! And he SLAPS away on Omega from all sides! Hangman runs, into a V-TRIGGER!! Omega runs again, but into the ROLLING ELBOW! V_TRIGGER anyway! Omega reels Hangman in, but Hangman resists the bomb lift!

Omega gives Hangman Kowata Kicks! “IS THAT ALL YOU GOT MUTHA FUGGA?!” Omega gives Hangman more, so Hangman LARIATS point blank!! Fans are thunderous for “A E DUB!” while both men are down! But wait, here come the Young Bucks. Hangman warned them not to interfere, but are they just here to watch their friends fight? Omega gets up, headbutts Hangman again and again, then SAIDO SUPLEXES! Hangman flounder sup, but he gets Omega for a SAIDO SUPLEX! The Bucks are ringside now as the two stagger up. Hangman runs, Omega puts him on the outside but Hangman BOOTS him! Hangman aims, slingshot, V-TRIGGER!!

Omega gets the Electric Chair, but Hangman slips off to STEAL ONE WINGED ANGEL!!! Cover, TWO!??! No one can believe it but Hangman doesn’t let that stop him! Hangman is on the apron again. the Bucks are really close by. Nick seems to take Hangman’s word seriously. Slingshot, BLINDSIDE BUCKSHOT!! Omega staggers about, Hangman reloads on the apron, and now Matt Jackson is the one conflicted. Matt nods? Hangman slingshots, BUCKSHOT! Cover, HANGMAN WINS!!

Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Champion)

INCREDIBLE! The Bucks let Hangman win this one! Does this mean their friendship could be mended? Speaking of friends, The Dark Order come out to celebrate with the new champion! What does this new era mean for Hangman and AEW?


My Thoughts:

What an AWESOME night for AEW! Almost every single match was as good as it could be. I say “almost” because it seemed like the Women’s Championship match took a moment to get on the right pace or something. But in the end, Britt did win, but Conti did give her a run for her money. The other thing was the Street Fight starting like it was a normal tag. Any tag match that is No Disqualifications should just be a Tornado Tag from the start. But that was some awesome stuff, even from Junior Dos Santos and Andrei Arlovski. Lambert was playing his part as the goober perfectly, and how great for Jericho to honor Eddie Guerrero with how he won that match.

On a related note, how awesome to see Jay Lethal make his way to AEW. A part of me always felt he was too big for ROH given ROH has itself not been able to become any bigger than it is right now. Lethal VS Sammy is going to be a great TNT Championship match, and no offense to Sammy, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Lethal took that belt off him already. But honestly, I’m not sure what else I can say about the rest of the card other than it was great. There wasn’t as much “Cody teasing his turn” in his tag match, and I’m surprised his team won. Of course, it was Pac getting the pin, but… And then I still feel like this partnership with The Pinnacle could see Andrade usurp that faction from MJF.

MJF VS Darby was an awesome opener for how it was so technical, and then we got the “overbooking” of Sting brawling with Spears and Wardlow. And of course MJF finds a way to not only win but win the way he promised. Punk VS Kingston was also a show stealer of a match, with Punk playing more with blurring Heel and Face than Cody did tonight. Punk winning still makes sense, he’s on this slow burn to the top. And how awesome for Hangman to become champion. I said that he was meant to at All Out and this was making it up to him, and boy did they make it up to him. I even love that, as I’d hoped, the Bucks would show up but not interfere. They might have even given their blessing! This is going to be an awesome third year for AEW!

My Score: 9.6/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Battle of the Belts Results & Report! (4/13/24)

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The tenth edition goes the X-tra mile!

Battle of the Belts returns, and to settle the score from Dynamite’s Six Man Tag, Hook puts up his FTW Championship against Shane Taylor!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • FTW Championship: Hook VS Shane Taylor; Hook wins and retains the title.
  • AEW International Championship Eliminator: Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Rocky Romero; Strong wins and denies Rocky a title match.
  • ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena w/ Billie Starkz VS Red Velvet; Athena wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW Collision bleeds over a bit.

Bryan Danielson is still down on the ramp after Konosuke Takeshita’s Brainbuster and the medics check him. The battle with Will Ospreay at Dynasty is still in the books, but what condition will Bryan be in?

 

Backstage interview with Hook and Katsuyori Shibata.

Lexi Nari is with the FTW Champion and The Wrestler, and notes we saw Hook make the save for Shibata during Collision against Shane Taylor Promotions. At the same time, Hook is about to face Shane Taylor himself with the FTW title on the line. Knowing what Shane’s capable of, what is Hook’s strategy going into that match? Shibata uses his voice-to-text translator say, “Pardon the interruption… Hook, I’ll have your back tonight.” Hook appreciates that, but even knowing what Shane’s capable of, Hook’s got his own way of handling this. Shibata says bet, and Hook gives him the fist bump.

FTW Championship: Hook VS Shane Taylor w/ Anthony Ogogo!

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil knows he’s up against a bad, bad man, but this is FTW Rules! Everyone who fights for this title is a bad, bad man, so will Hook prove he’s the baddest? Or will Shane #SendHook back to New York without his gold?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who’s really the biggest badass in AEW!

The bell rings, the two circle, and they feel things out. Shane swings, Hook dodges to fire off fast hands and forearms! The fans fire up behind Hook but Shane shoves him away. Hook ducks the haymaker, waistlocks, but Shane fights with elbows. Shane swings again, but Hook gets under! Shane CLUBS the Camino down, then whips. Hook holds ropes, then DUMPS Shane out! Shane tumbles to the floor, Hook pursues, and Hook SMACKS Shane off railing! Hook SMACKS Shane off steel steps, then has Shane sit in a corner. Hook rains down fists, then lets off to revel in the cheers. Hook throws knees again and again, then CLUBS Shane again.

Shane staggers along railing, but Hook puts him in the ring. The fans cheer again, Hook storms in, but Shane JABS! JABS! And BODY SHOTS! Hook falls, sputters, and the ref has Shane stay back to check. That could’ve been a liver shot but Shane hauls Hook up. Shane CHOPS Hook in the career, and Hook sputters as he goes along ropes. Shane taunts Hook, puts him in a corner, and CHOPS again! Hook staggers to another corner, Shane taunts him, “I thought you were the man!” Shane BODY BLOWS again and Hook coughs. Hook fires hands in return, backs Shane down, then reels Shane in! Shane’s too big for the suplex, though!

Shane shoves Hook, and BODY BLOWS! Hook falls to the mat, but Shane drags him back up. Shane HEADBUTTS Hook, Hook is dazed, and Shane says he thought Hook was a killer. Shane says to bow down to the killer that’s badder! Shane CHOPS Hook, suplexes him, and hangs him out to dry! Hook sputters and falls, Shane soaks up heat, and Battle of the Belts goes picture in picture.

Shane drags Hook up, TOSSES him out, then goes out to bring Hook up. Shane whips Hook hard into steel steps! Hook writhes, Shane storms around, then Shane drags Hook up. Shane makes Hook take a seat in a corner, then runs up to KNEE Hook against railing! Hook falls over, but he’s somehow still conscious! Shane drags Hook up and hangs him out to dry on the railing! Hook sputters and falls to the floor, and Shane talks more trash. Shane drags Hook up, puts him in the ring, and BOTB returns to single picture. Shane has Hook on the apron, for the APRON LEG DROP! Hook sputters more while Shane seethes.

Shane storms in, talks trash on the fans, then soaks up the heat. Shane drags Hook up, puts him in the corner, and BODY SHOTS! BODY SHOT! HAYMAKER! Hook slumps down in the corner but the fans rally up. Shane waits on Hook, Hook says he’s still in this! Shane stands Hook up to BODY SHOT, BODY SHOT and BODY SHOT! Then Shane ROCKS Hook again, again, and AGAIN! Hook flops back down while Shane storms around. The ref checks with Hook, Shane says to call it already! Hook says no, he’s still in this! Shane drags Hook up, tells Hook to quit or he gets send home in a body bag!

The fans boo as Shane whips corner to corner, hard! Hook sputters, Shane runs in, but Hook dodges! Shane hits buckles, Hook hurries to waistlock! Shane fights the grip, then ROCKS Hook! Hook ROCKS Shane back! And ROCKS him again and again! The fans fire up as Hook fires more shots! Hook runs to LARAIT! Shane stays up, Hook LARIATS again! Hook runs, ducks the haymaker, and GERMAN SUPLEXES!! Shane staggers up in a daze, and Hook clinches to EXPLODER!! Hook covers, TWO!! Shane is still tougher than that and Hook is beside himself! Hook runs up in the corner, but into an URENAGE!

Shane drags Hook into the drop zone, goes up the corner, and he SPLASHES down! Cover, TWO?!? Hook survives and shocks Shane! Shane storms around, the fans rally up, and Shane drags Hook up. Shane slaps Hook around, then winds up, but Hook dodges! And dodges! REDRUM!! Shane is caught, he flails around, but then he fights up! Shane RAMS Hook into buckles, but Hook still holds on! Shane RAMS Hook in again, but Hook still has his hooks in! BACKPACK SENTON!! Shane is free, but then Hook springs up, REDRUM!! He even traps the arms!! Shane flails, reaches out, but he’s fading! Shane’s OUT, Hook wins!!

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil does it again! He takes damage and finds a way to win! But now, will he have that face to face meeting with Chris Jericho this Wednesday Night Dynamite?

 

Backstage interview with Rocky Romero.

Lexi is with Azucar as he is just moments away from his Title Eliminator match for the International Championship. However, Lexi wants to know if he knows what’s going on with Best Friends. Rocky says Chuck, Trent and Orange Cassidy are like brothers to him, and yet he has no idea what’s going on there. But right now, he can’t really worry about that, he has to focus on the match with Roderick Strong. When Rocky wins, he’ll be one step closer to fulfilling his destiny of becoming International Champion. Kyle O’Reilly pops in, wishes Rocky luck, and then heads back out. Will Azucar be able to get one over on the Savior of the Backbreaker? Or will he just end up broken?

 

AEW International Championship Eliminator: Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Rocky Romero!

While Azucar is confident, it was just last night on Rampage that Roddy took offense to him and Kyle O’Reilly even thinking there was a chance this match doesn’t go The Undisputed Kingdom’s way. Will Roddy prove them all wrong by crossing Rocky off the list? Or is this were The Kingdom starts to crumble?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans are behind Rocky as he and Roddy tie up. Rocky waistlocks, Roddy wrenches to wristlock, but Rocky rolls, wrenches and wristlocks back. Roddy tries to pull hair but Rocky twists the wrist. Roddy pulls on Rocky’s ear to have the headlock and takeover. Rocky fights up, pops out the back, and then steps over. Rocky hooks an arm but Roddy fights off the takedown to hip toss and cover. ONE, but Roddy facelocks. Rocky fights up, pries at the hold, but Roddy holds on tight. Rocky still fights his way out of the hold, wristlocks and wrenches again, then YANKS the arm.

Roddy ROCKS Rocky then CHOPS him! Roddy whips, Rocky slides under then ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! The fans fire up as Rocky then wrenches Roddy and goes up a corner. Rocky FLYING KNEE DROPS right on the arm! The fans cheer the Latino Heat and Rocky goes back to the corner. Rocky CHOPS Roddy, Roddy CHOPS back! Rocky CHOPS, Roddy kicks low! Roddy CLUBS Rocky, ROCKS him, then reels Rocky in for a BACKBREAKER! Rocky writhes but Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy and The Kingdom talk trash, Roddy swings but Rocky dodges! Rocky CHOPS and then stomps away on Roddy!

Rocky digs his boot in, lets off as the ref counts, then stands Roddy up. Rocky snapmares and runs to basement dropkick! Roddy flounders, Rocky covers, ONE!! Rocky keeps one eye on The Kingdom, then he brings Roddy around. UPPERCUT and Roddy staggers. Roddy BOOTS, whips, but Rocky goes Spiderman! Rocky then dodges Roddy and sends him tumbling out! Rocky goes out to PENALTY KICK from the apron! Rocky leaps to DIVING STOMP! Roddy writhes, Rocky gives more Latino Heat, and BOTB goes picture in picture.

Rocky tells The Kingdom to back off, and so does the ref. Taven mocks Rocky’s Latino Heat, but Rocky puts Roddy in the ring. Rocky storms up on Roddy to KICK his leg! Roddy hobbles to a corner, Rocky CHOPS him and then follows him. Rocky ROCKS Roddy, ROCKS him again, but Roddy bails out. Rocky goes after Roddy on the apron, but Roddy lifts! Rocky fights that to then elbow Roddy! But Rocky has to watch out for The Kingdom lurking! Roddy BOOTS Rocky, then POSTS him! Rocky falls to the floor, Roddy hops down and he drags Rocky up. Roddy gives Rocky a RAILING BACKBREAKER! Rocky writhes, The Kingdom mocks him more, and Roddy drags Rocky up.

Roddy puts Rocky in the ring, stomps Rocky around, then drags him up to CHOP! Rocky staggers to a corner, Roddy storms up on him, and then DECKS him! Roddy soaks up the heat, then he digs his boots into Rocky! The ref counts, Roddy lets off at 4, but just switches feet! The ref counts more, Roddy steps away, and Rocky sputters along the ropes. Roddy gets Rocky up but Rocky ROCKS him first! And again! Roddy hits back, Rocky CHOPS, and CHOPS! Rocky runs, but Roddy blocks the Rana to make it a POWER BREAKER! Rocky writhes, Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy clamps onto Rocky with a motorcycle stretch!

Rocky endures as Roddy digs knee into Rocky’s back. Rocky fights up, moves around, but Roddy knees him low! Roddy scoops Rocky to RAM him into buckles! Then OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE! Cover, TWO! Rocky is still in this but Roddy stays on Rocky with stomps. Roddy stomps and stomps as BOTB returns to single picture. Roddy goes back to the motorcycle stretch but the fans rally again. Rocky fights up, fights back, and he KICKS Roddy’s leg! And KICKS! Roddy CLUBS Rocky, eggs Rocky on, but Rocky roars! Rocky fires forearms, then UPPERCUTS! Roddy wobbles, Rocky KICKS and KICKS and SOBATS!

Rocky CHOPS, whips, but Roddy reverses. Rocky reverses back to kick, but Roddy ducks the enzigiri! Rocky REWIND HEEL KICKS! Roddy flops out of the ring and the fans fire up! Rocky builds speed, fakes Roddy out and DIVES onto Taven! Then Rocky DIVES onto Roddy! Rocky puts Roddy in, runs up, SLICED BREAD! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives but Rocky keeps his cool. Rocky fires forearms in the corner, then winds up! The fans fire up as Rocky runs in, clothesline! Another clothesline! But Roddy follows to RAM Rocky, and CHOP him! And CHOP! And CHOP! Roddy whips, Rocky comes back into the SICK KICK! Cover, TWO!

Roddy is frustrated but he hauls Rocky up. Fireman’s carry, but Rocky fights free! Roddy shoves, lifts again, but Rocky pops up to RANA! The fans fire up as Rocky ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls and DDTS! Cover, TWO! Roddy survives but Rocky stays focused. The fans rally for Rocky as he stalks Roddy. Roddy RAMS Rocky, gets him up top, and then climbs up after him. Rocky fights with fists and a HEADBUTT! Rocky then cravats, SUPER SLICED BREAD!! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives again and Rocky is beside himself! The Kingdom is also worried, they rally up for Roddy. The fans rally for Rocky as he goes out to the apron.

Rocky climbs but The Kingdom is lurking again. The ref tells them to back off, but Roddy ROCKS Rocky first! Roddy has Rocky up top but Rocky DECKS Roddy! Rocky adjusts, Roddy stands, METE- STRONG KNEE!! Cover, Roddy wins!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (denies Rocky Romero a title opportunity)

The Kingdom helps Roddy, whether Roddy will say it that way or not. Kyle is here to celebrate with his friend, but he also checks on his other friend in Rocky. Kyle helps Rocky up to his feet, and wants the fans to give it up for Rocky. But then Wardlow LARIATS Rocky, and The Kingdom stomps away! Kyle has them stop, this isn’t cool! But then Roddy STRONG KNEES Kyle down?!? The fans boo as Roddy tells Kyle that he could do it on his own, but there’s only ONE man that can be International Champion! Kyle made the wrong decision! Roddy’s arrogance just ended his friendship with Kyle, will Kyle make Roddy pay for that?

 

Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

Lexi Nair is with the Professor of Professional Wrestling and notes how last week, Serena walked on stage after Yuka Sakazaki’s return victory. Why? Serena says she was sitting in the back, watching that impressive match, and thought to herself that she was watching a great pro-wrestler. Someone that Serena would love to tear it up with. Tonight, the Professor is here on BOTB, but has no championship opportunity. She’s not sweating it, though. Since her return, Serena is undefeated. She checked the rankings, and The Professor is sitting pretty at Number 3! So week by week, she’s climbing her way up to inevitably become champion.

Serena tells Yuka, that was an invitation. To where? Into the Deeb Dojo! Serena will show Yuka that Serena is better, and that she is what she says she is: The Professor of Pro-Wrestling! Serena wants to test herself against the Wrestling Magical Girl, but who will be the one taking a step closer to a title opportunity?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

After Roddy’s sudden rejection of Kyle O’Reilly, they are now going to battle over the International Championship! It’s the fight neither man wanted, but will Kyle give Roddy payback for what he did with interest?

 

ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena w/ Billie Starkz VS Red Velvet!

The Fallen Goddess is 49-0 after defeating Hikaru Shida on Supercard of Honor last week, and when she says she’s the Forever Champion, she means that. But will “forever” come to a crashing halt in Kentucky? Or will The Chef be the one getting served an L?

The introductions are made by Lexi Nair, so just a little biased in Athena’s favor. The belt is raised, and here in the main event, we see who is the face of the ROH Women’s Division!

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings and the fans fire up for Athena already. The two circle, tie up, and they go around. They go into a corner, along ropes, then Athena throws Velvet down. Velvet holds on, they roll on the mat with the collar ‘n’ elbow, then they stand up. Athena puts Velvet in a corner, the ref counts, but Athena lets off with a cocky smile. Velvet keeps cool and resets with Athena. They tie up. Velvet wrenches an arm to wristlock, but Athena handsprings and wrenches back. Velvet rolls, kips up, and wrenches back. Velvet headlocks but Athena powers up and out. Velvet runs Athena over, but Athena kips up!

The fans fire up while both women brush themselves off. They reset again, tie up, and Athena headlocks. Velvet powers up and out, but Athena wrenches to whip. Velvet ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls to RANA, but Athena handsprings through! The fans fire up and Athena cheers herself on. But Velvet DROPKICSK Athena down! Athena gets up, Velvet arm-drags, arm-drags again, and then Velvet cheers herself on. Athena runs up into another arm-drag! Velvet has the armlock but Athena fights up and throws Velvet down by her hair! The fans cheer but the ref reprimands, and things speed up.

Velvet drops, runs up and CALF KICKS Athena down! Athena bails out, Billie there to check on her. Velvet goes to the apron, Athena grabs a leg but Velvet kicks her away. Velvet then ASAI MOONSAULTS land takes Athena down! The fans fire up, Velvet drags Athena up and puts her in the ring, then has her on the apron. Velvet climbs up, brings Athena up, but Athena shoves her back. FLAPJACK off the top buckles! Velvet staggers, Athena reels her back in, APRON BACK SUPLEX! The fans fire up with Athena while BOTB goes picture in picture.

Velvet crawls into the ring but Athena follows her. Athena looms over Velvet, drags her up, then CLUBS her down. Athena stands Velvet up to whip her hard into a corner. Athena revels in the cheers before she runs in and back body blocks! Then Athena goes side to side to forearm SMASH! Athena smiles as Velvet leans against buckles. Athena shoves Velvet down, stomps her around, then drags her back up. Velvet fires body shots, but Athena bumps her off buckles. Velvet avoids the forearm to DOUBLE CHOP! Velvet fires body blows but Athena throws hands! Velvet CHOPS, Athena CHOPS, they CHOP, then Athena CHOPS Velvet off her feet!

The fans cheer while Athena snarls. Athena sits Velvet back up, KICKS her in the back, then KICKS her again! And again! Athena stands Velvet up, bumps her off buckles, then scoops to put Velvet in the Tree of Woe. Athena KICKS away on Velvet’s back, then lets her fall out of the Three. Billie applauds, tells Velvet she should’ve known better, but Velvet swipes at Billie. Billie gets away, cheers Athena on, but Velvet fires hands on Athena! Athena swings back but Velvet bobs ‘n’ weaves! Velvet ROCKS Athena, kicks her legs out, then runs up , into a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Athena is annoyed but still in control as BOTB goes to break.

BOTB returns once again as Athena hits buckles! Velvet rallies on Athena with clothesline after clothesline! Velvet runs, tilt-o-whirls and RANAS Athena onto ropes! Velvet runs up to DOUBLE KNEE! Velvet shoves Athena down, runs, and tilt-o-whirls again, REVERSE DDT! Cover, TWO! Athena survives and Velvet is frustrated. Athena crawls away, wanting mercy! But Velvet storms up, only for Athena to YANK Velvet into buckles! Athena then fireman’s carries Velvet for the WASTELAND! Roll through and another fireman’s carry, for another WASTELAND! Another roll through, and then Athena mocks the stirrin’ it up motion!

But Velvet pops up to RANA! Cover, TWO!! Athena escapes, Velvet runs up to wheelbarrow, but Athena URENAGES her down! Cover, TWO!! Athena is furious as Velvet survives! Athena goes up a corner, the fans cheer, and Velvet rises. But Velvet ROUNDHOUSES first! Velvet ROCKS Athena, climbs up after her, then CHOPS! Velvet goes to the very top, to SUPER VICTORY THROW! Athena flounders but she ducks the buzzsaw! Roll up, Velvet rolls through! THE SLICE! And then the tilt-o-whirl DDT!! Cover, TWO!!! Athena survives and Velvet is fuming! Velvet pushes Athena around while the fans rally up.

Athena is in the drop zone, so Velvet goes up top. Velvet tells Billie to shut up, but Athena gets out to the apron. The fans boo but Velvet adjusts position, to leap and SUPER CROSSBODY! Athena catches her!? And then brings Velvet around to FALCON ARROW to the floor! The fans fire up as Athena roars, but so does Velvet as she rises! Only for the SUPERKICK to knock her down! Athena has a wild look on her face and Billie cheers on the Overlord. Athena gets Velvet up, THROWS her into the LED board, then THROWS her around again! Athena drags Velvet up and into the ring, storms in after her, and reels her in! Canadian Rack, but Velvet sunset flips it! TWO!!!

Athena escapes, Velvet runs up, ducks ‘n’ dodges then SUPERKICKS! But Athena DECKS Velvet with a forearm! Athena goes up top, Velvet rises in a daze, to get the O-FACE!! Cover, Athena wins!

Winner: Athena, by pinfall (still ROH Women’s World Champion)

And that’s FIFTY and zero! Fifty wins, no losses, and no slowing down as she title belt clinks with Billie. But as is customary on ROH, Athena sets her belt down, and Billie does, too. They drag Velvet up, mock “stir it up,” but Velvet SLAPS Athena! And SLAPS Billie! But then Athena and Billie mug Velvet! The fans boo as Billie picks up her belt, takes aim, but then QUEEN AMINATA is here! Aminata runs down into the ring, dodges Billie to DECK Athena, then HEADBUTT for Billie! That’s payback for cheating in the TV title match! But then Athena runs up, into an Alabama Lift! AIR RAID CRASH!!

Aminata saves Velvet while also making her own impact, will The Queen not be denied her crown? Or will the Fallen Goddess look to make her pay for this insolence?


My Thoughts:

A really good BOTB but uh, after ten of these, we already know nothing really happens on these. Great action and promos like on Collision, but no titles were ever changing hands. And after two hours of Collision, the crowd was of course tired out. Hook of course defeated Shane but it was a really good showing of Hook’s resilience to take all that damage and still win. Really good match from Roddy and Rocky that Roddy of course won, and turns out I was right in thinking they’d fast track Roddy VS Kyle here. That match will be great stuff, but it’d be a shame if Kyle’s first title shot ends up a loss, even with The Kingdom all there to interfere and distract.

Good promo from Serena to make it clear that she’s having a match with Yuka, just in case it wasn’t clear last week. And then a great main event for the ROH Women’s Championship. Red Velvet looked great even in defeat, and natural move for Aminata to show up and go after Athena & Billie. Aminata really has her pick of the two titles at this point, and while payback on Billie for Supercard is an obvious route, why wouldn’t she go right to the source and take down Athena? Athena’s made it to 50-0, and if not when Athena faced Billie, not when she faced Nyla Rose nor when she faced Shida, her first loss should be to pass the torch to Aminata.

Aminata went through the grind, paid her dues, and has got organically over with ROH viewers, so if she isn’t gonna be the historic first Women’s TV Champ, make her the woman that takes down the top woman in ROH.

My Score: 8.6/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (4/13/24)

The Don Callis Family is out for blood!

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Will the Blackpool Combat Club survive this Collision?

Before the Dynasty dream match of Ospreay VS Danielson, the Don Callis Family wants to not just beat the American Dragon, but to destroy him!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Dante Martin, Action Andretti & Matt Sydal; The House of Black wins.
  • Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty; Shibata wins.
  • Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico; Garcia wins.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator: Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS AZM w/ Anna Jay; Storm wins and denies AZM a title match.
  • Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Will Hobbs & Kyle Fletcher; Bryan & Claudio win.

PLAY BY PLAY

The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

Bryan Danielson says BIG week for BCC. Jon Moxley is the NEW IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, a huge accomplishment. And on Wednesday, Claudio Castagnoli takes on Will Ospreay, then Bryan faces Ospreay at Dynasty. But there’s tonight first. Claudio says Don Callis gave Kyle Fletcher & Will Hobbs this motivational speech that they don’t even need to beat BCC, they just have to hurt BCC. How weird. But it’s easier to beat them than to hurt them, and what kind of faith does that show Callis has in Ospreay? Not much, it seems. Not sure what Callis is thinking. But Claudio has faith that all three of those guys could beat BCC.

But hurt them? People have been trying to hurt Claudio and Bryan for 20 years. Because they see the spotlight, they see how successful BCC is, and they see BCC all over the world. Bryan couldn’t be stopped by a broken orbital bone nor a broken arm. And Claudio’s been fighting week after week after week, consistently like Swiss clockwork for over 15 YEARS. Because it’s not about the work and the talk here in front of the camera, but the work behind cameras, the stuff you don’t see, that goes into making this look so easy at the level they are at. Bryan agrees there, and tells Don Callis that he wants his guys to hurt them, to hurt Bryan and to hurt Claudio.

Guess what?! That’s not gonna fly tonight! Because Bryan goes out there every single night to hurt people! That’s what BCC does! Violence is their specialty! DCF will not only see that tonight, but on Wednesday and in St. Louis. The American Dragon is all fired up, but will he and the Swiss Superman burn down the Powerhouse and the Protostar?

 

Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Dante Martin, Action Andretti & Matt Sydal!

Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews are preparing for the coming war with Adam Copeland, Mark Briscoe & Eddie Kingston, but they’re taking on three men who are much different from Copeland, Briscoe & Kingston. Will grounding high-fliers make the House ready for those brawlers? Or is this where the House will fold?

The trios sort out and the fans bark as Buddy starts against Action. The fans rally as the two circle, feel things out, and tie up. Buddy wrenches an arm to a wristlock, YANKS it and grinds the arm down. Action fights up, Buddy wrenches again, but Action rolls, handsprings and wrenches back. Action wristlocks, but Buddy rolls, handsprings and wrenches again. The fans cheer the technical exchange, and Action rolls, kips up, and wrenches back. Buddy powers Action back to whip, but Action holds onto the wristlock. Action twists the wrist but Buddy spins, headlocks and hits the takeover. Action moves around but Buddy keeps him down.

Action pushes Buddy to a headscissor, but Buddy kips free! Buddy gets around, waistlocks, but Action bucks the O’Conner. Action goes up and over as Buddy runs in, then DROPKICKS! The fans are torn but Action tags Sydal. Buddy TOSSES Action but Sydal schoolboys and bridges! TWO, Buddy knees low! Buddy ROCKS Sydal, CLUBS him, then tags Malakai! But Sydal arm-drags and SOBATS! Sydal KICKS Malakai, tags in Dante, and they coordinate, MONKEY FLIP and SWANTON CANNONBALL! Cover, TWO! Tag to Action, he ROCKS Malakai and whips. Malakai reverses, Dante gives Action the boost up and over!

Dante catches Malakai to a facelock, but Malakai wrenches out to BOOT Action! Malakai blocks Dante’s kick to STO! Action kicks low, whips, but Malakai stops himself to stare Action down. The fans cheer, Malakai dodges a shot and Brody tags in. BOOT to SHOULDER TACKLE! Dante and Sydal run in but they get run over! The fans fire up with Brody, but then Dante and Sydal DOUBLE DROPKICK! Brody returns to DOUBLE LARIAT! The fans bark for Brody, he gets Action up and CHOPS him to a corner. And CHOPS again! Action sputters, Brody whips him to ropes, but Action ducks ‘n’ dodges to go up, but Brody catches him!

Action fights, but Buddy distracts the ref while Malakai jumps in. Brody gets Action in wheelbarrow position, ROUNDHOUSE into the GERMAN SUPLEX! The fans fire up for The House while Action tumbles out. Buddy tags in and Brody DIVES onto all three opponents! The fans fire up again as Brody roars, and he puts Action in for Buddy. Buddy aims from a corner as Action rises, and Buddy runs in to BOOT in the corner! Snapmare and cover, TWO!! Action survives but Buddy stays focused. Buddy drags Action up, suplexes, but Action knees free! Action waistlocks, Buddy ELBOWS Action then sucker punches Sydal!

Buddy storms up on Action, Action slides under and reaches out! Buddy has a leg, he reels Action in to back suplex, but Action lands on his feet! Action ducks under an elbow, reaches out again, but Buddy has the tights! Action ENZIGIRIS, hot tag to Sydal! JUMP KICK! Sydal ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! Buddy tumbles, comes back, but into a WHEEL KICK! Malakai runs up to CLUB Sydal, but Sydal JUMP KNEES back! QUESTION- NO, Malakai blocks the Question Mark Kick to ROUNDHOUSE Sydal! Sydal staggers to ropes, Brody storms in, but Sydal DUMPS Brody out! Buddy runs up, into a BOOT!

Sydal ELBOWS Malakai, runs up, but into a POP UP, POWERBOMB BACKBREAKER COMBO!! The fans fire up and Buddy covers, TWO! Sydal is still in this while Collision goes picture in picture.

Buddy looms over Sydal, drags him up and whips to JUMP KNEE! Sydal tumbles out and Brody tags in. Brody goes after Sydal to whip him hard into railing! Sydal writhes, Brody drags him back up, and Brody whips Sydal hard into more railing! The fans bark for Brody again as he stands Sydal up and CHOPS! Brody puts Sydal in the ring, looms over him, then drags him up. Brody CHOPS Sydal to the corner, tags Buddy, and then Brody scoops Sydal to SLAM him! Buddy slingshot SENTONS right in! Tag to Malakai and Buddy snapmares Sydal for Malakai to PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO! Malakai drags Sydal down into a KIMURA!

Sydal endures the double wristlock as Malakai twists the elbow! Malakai drags Sydal back, Buddy tags in, and they mug Sydal. Buddy snapmares Sydal to KICK him down! Buddy drags Sydal back up, clamps onto the arm, and Collision returns as Buddy whips Sydal hard into a corner! Buddy BOOTS Dante off the apron for the hell of it! Buddy snapmares Sydal to KNEE him in the back, and KNEE again! Buddy mockingly holds Sydal’s hand out to Action, then KICKS Sydal in the back! And KICKS him again! The fans rally but Buddy drags Sydal right up to an Electric Chair Lift! But Sydal uses that to POISON-RANA!

Buddy flops right out of the ring and the fans rally up! Sydal crawls, The House shouts to Buddy, and the ring count is 5 of 10! Brody hurries to toss Buddy back in, hot tags to Malakai and Dante! Dante fires off on Malakai, then whips. Malakai reverses, runs up, but Dante slips out, goes up and around, then GAMANGIRIS! Dante springboards to CROSSBODY! But Malakai rolls through it to suplex and GOURD- NO, Dante lands out! POP-UP RANA! Dante hurries up a corner while Malakai is down! The fans fire up but Dante has to leap away as Brody rushes over! Dante comes back to SHOTGUN Brody down!

Malakai waistlocks, GERMAN SUPLEX, but Dante lands on his feet! Dante dodges Malakai to PELE! Cover, TWO!! Dante runs and FLIES out onto Brody! Dante hurries back in, the fans fire up, and Dante stalks Malakai, only to get a ROUNDHOUSE! Action hurries to tag in, he torture racks but Malakai lands out! Malakai knees low, whips, but Action ducks ‘n ‘dodges to DIVE onto Buddy! Action snarls but Malakai hits him with a TRIANGLE MOONSAULT! Malakai puts Action in, BOOTS him to ropes, then ROUNDHOUSES! Malakai brings Action over, tags Brody, and then Buddy joins in. The fans bark as the House surrounds Action.

DANTE’S- NO, Sydal and Dante save Action! Then they TRIPLE SUPERKICK in return! And then TRIPLE SUPERKICK! DOUBLE SUPERKICK! TRIPLE SUPERKICK!! The fans fire up but Buddy POP-UP KNEES Dante! Sydal goes up to METEORA! Malakai ROUNDHOUSES Sydal, Action springboards to FLYING LARIAT Malakai! Brody DISCUS LARIATS Action down!! Cover, but Dante MAMBA SPLASHES it apart!! The fans are thunderous for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” “This is Awesome!” as the teams regroup. Sydal BUZZSAWS Brody! Dante SUPERKICKS! Action joins in, TRIPLE KICK! Dante then SENTONS!

Action 450 SPLASHES! Cover, ONE?!?! The fans are barking while Action can’t believe! Tag to Sydal, METE- NO, Brody catches Sydal, throws him back and SPLASHES in a corner! The fans bark more, The House all coordinate, CEREBERUS ATTACK!! Cover, The House wins!

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

That was surely a fast ‘n’ furious fight just to open the night, and Malakai wants to make sure Adam Copeland was watching. The House vows that Dynasty will be The End. Will the House soon take the head of the Face of TNT?

 

Backstage interview with Toni Storm, Mariah May & Luther.

Lexi Nair is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, as well as her protege and her butler, and says we saw a lot on Dynamite. Kissing, champagne, and- “Yes, we did see a lot, didn’t we, darling? Get used to it. Because we saw a Champion’s Champagne Celebration that made an Italian woman curse, and turned Lightning Daffodil into a diddling do-how! And as for the kissing… There has been no greater love than this.” Storm turns to Mariah, but Lexi interrupts by saying she meant the kiss Mariah had with Mina- Mariah cuts Lexi off there. Can’t Lexi see Toni has a lot on her plate right now?

Toni has a title defense on a PPV coming soon, AND a match against AZM tonight. Plus, Anna Jay’s all serious~ right now. Yes, yes, Azumi-san. You want her to kiss your bottom? Well, that makes you and a thousand other perverts! Toni will give AZM a beating so intense, it’ll be featured in a fetish periodical! And the name of that publication? Chin up, tits out, and watch for the shoe…! The leading lady leads the way out, will she send AZM crying back to Stardom?

 

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite.

Chris Jericho found Taz backstage to talk with him about the Six Man Tag. We all saw what happened, and Jericho just wants to explain himself to Hook. Jericho is just trying to do what’s right for Hook but Hook won’t listen. Hook won’t answer his phone or his texts, but Taz knows his son better than anyone. Can Taz please ask Hook if he’ll talk to Jericho? Taz says he’ll try, a lot of the time he doesn’t really hear from Hook, Hook’s his own man. Of course, of course. Taz says Jericho may have pissed Hook off. And when Hook gets pissed, it’s… Well, Taz will try.

Jericho appreciates that, and as it turns out, this coming Wednesday, Taz will broker a face to face! Will #LionHook still make it work? Or will this Jericho only #SendHook into a stronger rage?

 

Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor Promotions!

The Wrestler got caught by #TAIGASTYLE all because Lionheart Jericho couldn’t get out of his own way. Will Shibata be able to handle things much better on his own? Or will Moriarty sink his fangs into Shibata one more time?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. Lee and Shibata circle, Ogogo joins commentary to say the “skull cracking, jaw jacking Gov’nah is back in AEW.” Shibata and Lee clinch, go around, and Shibata waistlocks. Lee moves around, Shibata finds a lateral press, ONE! Shibata has the legs, goes around to cover, ONE! Lee uses a leg guard, gest Shibata’s leg, but Shibata sits on the toehold. Lee tries to waistlock at the same time but Shibata wristlocks. Lee scrambles to the ROPEBREAK, and fans applaud as Shibata lets off. The two reset, feel things out, and then Lee kicks low. Lee cravats, snapmares, and stomps Shibata!

Lee runs to roll things into a chinlock! Shibata pushes back to a cover, ONE! Lee holds onto the hold but Shibata fights the body scissors. Shibata uses his leg as leverage for breaking the chinlock, then he wrenches an arm. Lee rolls, Shibata wrangles him back down, but Lee fights up again. Lee slips around, wrenches, but Shibata waistlocks. Lee wrenches, wrangles, but Shibata trips Lee. Shibata has Lee’s legs, knees on Lee, but Lee fights free to kick. Shibata steps over and has the FIGURE FOUR! Lee blocks the main leg but Shibata powers through that! The fans rally, Lee drags Shibata along as he reaches out, but Shibata puts on the pressure!

Lee endures, fights and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Shibata lets off, but then lee kicks Shibata away. Lee bails out, Ogogo coaches him from commentary, but Shibata goes out to CLUB Lee! Ogogo gets off commentary, gets up in Shibata’s face, and Shane distracts the ref so Ogogo can feint high to BODY BLOW! Lee slips away to the ring and sits cross-legged to mock Shibata! The fans boo while Ogogo rejoins commentary and the ring count begins. Lee mockingly applauds and Ogogo pretends not to know what happened. The count is 8! 9! Shibata springs in at 9.9! But Lee CLOBBERS Shibata, covers, TWO!!

Lee clamps right onto Shibata, steps over, and SNAP LOCKS the short arm scissor while Collision goes picture in picture.

Lee turns Shibata over, keeps the one arm trapped in a hammerlock, then pulls on the other arm. Shibata endures as Lee tortures the fingers and twists the wrist! Lee pushes the arm around for a RECLINER ARMLOCK! Shibata endures, Lee sits up and hooks the arm with a leg. Lee uses that to hook Shibata to a cover, TWO! Shibata escapes but Lee stalks him to ropes. Lee drags Shibata up but Shibata CHOPS! Lee comes back but Shibata ROCKS him! Lee comes back again, ROCKS Shibata, and Shibata falls over! Lee digs his boots in at the ropes, scrapes Shibata out of the ring, then soaks up the heat.

Lee goes out after Shibata, RAMS him into railing, then taunts everyone while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Shibata gets back in the ring after having wrecked Lee on the outside. But then Lee wrenches Shibata. Shibata ROCKS Lee, Lee wrenches, repeat! Lee CHOPS Shibata, but Shibata doesn’t budge! Lee CHOPS again, but Shibata eggs him on! Lee CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS, but Shibata is leaning into the shots! Shibata backs Lee down even though Lee CHOPS again and again! Shibata eggs Lee on, Ogogo coaches Lee, and the CHOPS keep going. Shibata ROCKS Lee with a forearm! Lee flops in a corner, Shibata fires more forearms on him! Shibata UPPERCUTS, then JABS, then COHPS! JAB CHOP JAB CHOP!

Lee sits down, Shibata COHPS and CHOPS and runs, HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! The fans fire up for Shibata’s signature and STP looks upset! Shibata snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Lee stays in this and both men catch their breaths, but Shibata gets Lee up. Lee switches around to COBRA TWIST! The fans rally as Shibata endures, and Shibata pries at the grip. Shibata switches the Cobra Twist onto Lee! Lee endures now, marches his way forward, and has the ROPEBREAK! But Shibata KNEES Lee low! Shibata reels Lee in to SAIDO! Shibata runs up, but Lee ducks the kick! Lee kicks, Shibata blocks but the KNEE hits!

Lee runs, BOOTS, but Shibata stays up! Shibata fires up and runs, to BOOT Lee! Lee wobbles, roars, and runs to BOOT! Shibata runs to BOOT! Lee rebounds, into a BOOT! Shibata waistlocks, Lee fight sit to switch, facelock and suplex, but Shibata fights out! Lee catches Shibata, wrenches, and THE- NO, Shibata avoids the Fang to SLEEPER! Ripcord PALM STRIKE! Then PENALTY KICK!! Cover, Shibata wins!

Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall

Moriarty put up a fight, but it wasn’t enough to win. So Shane Taylor attacks from behind! The fans boo as Shane stomps Shibata at the ropes then talks trash! But here comes HOOK! The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil won’t let Shane beat up his friend like that! Lee runs up but Hook catches him for an EL CAMINO! Shane stares Hook down, their FTW Championship match set for later tonight on Battle of the Belts. But given that, Shane stands down and STP regroups. They’ll look to handle this later, but it be rumble, bad man, rumble?

 

Backstage interview with Athena & Billie Starkz.

Lexi Nair is in her Minion In Training Letterman’s jacket as this is an Emergency Minion Empowerment Meeting! She is with the ROH Women’s World Champion AND ROH Women’s Television Champion, and Athena defends her title against Red Velvet in the main event of Battle of the Belts! The main event, ON TNT, LIVE! Athena deserves this because she is that damn good! Billie agrees, but says Red is really good. She made it really far in the Women’s TV Title tournament. Yes, but Billie won that, right? She did! So Athena knows Red Velvet is a top star, Red Velvet is a threat, but Athena is the TOP champion! The BEST champion in wrestling today!

Athena is the Minion Overlord, the Fallen Goddess, the REAL Alpha, the Forever Champion, and tonight, Athena makes an example out of Velvet to show the world what they’ve been missing. Will Athena be the one serving L’s to The Chef tonight?

 

Backstage interview with The Undisputed Kingdom.

Collision returns as Lexi is now with Roderick Strong, Mike Bennett & Matt Taven and says as of late, they’ve had a lot of success. Would they attribute any of that success to Wardlow? “LEXIII~! How dare you. How dare you give credit to anybody but me.” Roddy is a fighting champion, a giving champion. Do you not see the opportunity Roddy is giving to these gentlemen who do not even deserve it? He is making them earn it because they do not deserve it. How dare she? But hey, Roddy has been doing it on his own, just like Kyle O’Reilly. Kyle inspires Roddy.

But enough about that, let’s talk tonight. Tonight, Roddy puts on a show. What’s the show called? The Beating of a Lifetime! That’s the Kingdom’s favorite show! But will Rocky Romero cancel that show to make it The Azucar Hour?

 

Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico!

The Dragonslayer has been getting back up with win after win, and he doesn’t plan on stopping now! Will he turn it up a notch as we get closer and closer to Dynasty? Or will the South African Stud prove he’s still worthy of some opportunities, too?

The bell rings, the fans rally and the two circle. They feel things out, tie up, and Angelico wrenches to a hammerlock. Angelico spins Garcia, wristlocks, but Garcia pries the hold open to wrench back. Angelico spins, slips through, spins Garcia, then slips around again to arm-drag! Garcia gets up fast but Angelico does his own dance. The fans boo but Garcia keeps cool. The two tie up, Garcia waistlocks, spins, snapmares, ghost pin, TWO! Angelico is up but Garcia clinches to to arm-drag! Leg-sweep, cover, ONE! Angelico puts a leg guard up as he calls for a timeout! The fans cheer as Garcia shows sportsmanship and lets Angelico get up.

Angelico and Garcia reset, knuckle lock, then Angelico trips Garcia. Angelico rolls Garcia, whips, but Garcia reverses. Angelico rolls off Garcia’s back, Garcia jumps the leg sweep, but not the EDDY GORDO KICK! Angelico wrenches, steps over, LA MAGISTROL! TWO, but Angelico stomps Garcia around. Angelico drags Garcia by an arm but Garcia kicks him. Angelico stomps Garcia, but Garcia CHOPS! Angelico JABS Garcia, digs his boots in, but lets off as the ref counts. Angelico drags Garcia up, hits a BIG back suplex, then grabs legs. Angelico steps over, but Garcia kicks him away to trip him! Garcia steps through to FIGURE FOUR!

The fans fire up as Angelico endures! Angelico’s shoulders are down, ONE as he sits back up. Garcia puts on the pressure but Angelico turns things over! Garcia endures now, but he fights it back over! Angelico endures again, stays off the mat, and turns things over again! Garcia turns it back! Then Angelico, then Garcia! Angelico has it! Garcia has it! Angelico has it again, Garcia has it back, ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer as the two kick at each other while the hold is undone. They both stand, Garcia kicks but Angelico kicks back. Garcia kicks, Angelico kicks, repeat! Garcia kicks more and more, runs, but the leg bothers him!

Angelico DECKS Garcia! Angelico hauls Garcia up to suplex, but Garcia slips free and kicks! Then TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! The fans fire up while both men are down! Garcia beats his leg into working, the fans rally behind him, and he stands. Garcia counter punches Angelico, then does it again! Garcia then wrenches and BUTTERFLY SUPLEXES! The fans fire up as Garcia runs in at the corner to forearm SMASH! Garcia climbs up, rains down fists, and goes to nine before he puts up his dukes, to DO HIS DANCE! The fans fire up as Garcia hops down and runs corner to corner, HAYMAKER! Garcia runs up again, choke grip!

Angelico breaks free, Garcia CHOPS and SAIDOS! Garcia storms around, gets the legs, KNEEBAR!! Angelico flails, reaches out, but TAPS, Garcia wins!

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by submission

A great fight leads to a great win for Red Death! Will this momentum help Garcia be primed for a title match on the other side of Dynasty?

 

Pac speaks.

“Kazuchika Okada. Believe it or not, bonny lad, I would like to thank you. Not only for accepting my challenge, but also for walloping me around the head with a big dirty lump of steel. That was very brave of you, wasn’t it, huh? And now, as a result, I have a perpetual headache that serves as motivation to remind everybody of exactly who I am. Now I may not be tall and handsome, I am not a Japanese superstar, I do not own a Ferrari, and I’m certainly not flavor of the month. Okada, you may think you’re God’s gift to professional wrestling, but you’re not! You’re CRAP! And what I am is better than you!

“And next Sunday, at AEW Dynasty, live from St. Louis, Missouri, I am going to relish the opportunity to prove it in front of the entire world. You understand me, hm? Good.” The Bastard is ready, will he violently end The Rainmaker’s reign?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator: Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS AZM w/ Anna Jay!

The leading lady of AEW knows her next big picture will have “Lightning Daffodil” starring against her, but she has to be careful not to take tonight’s performance too lightly. Will Storm strike down AZM here in Kentucky? Or will the Highspeed Superstar find her way into the Dynasty picture?

The bell rings and the fans rally up already. The two circle, feel things out, and then tie up. Storm throws AZM down then laughs at her, but AZM gets right up. They reset, circle again, and tie up. They go around, Storm puts AZM on ropes, then sits her down! Storm poses and the fans cheer, but AZM is right up to fire forearms! The fans rally, Storm just shrugs those off! AZM runs to RAM Storm but Storm still laughs! AZM runs and RAMS Storm again, Storm chuckles this time. AZM fakes a punch to stomp Storm’s foot! AZM runs, but Storm follows and runs AZM over! The fans cheer but then AZM kips right up!

AZM ducks ‘n’ dodges, trips Storm then keeps moving, PENALTY KICK! Basement dropkick! The fans fire up as AZM kips up again! AZM pushes Storm around, steps on her, and the ref counts. AZM steps away at 4, the fans rally up, and AZM runs to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, ONE!! Storm toughs it out and the fans rally as AZM goes to the apron. AZM climbs, Storm DECKS her! Storm then runs to HIP ATTACK AZM to the floor! AZM tumbles away to the ramp, but Anna gets Mariah in a QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! Mariah RAMS Anna into railing! Mariah and Anna fight now, the fans fire up, and AZM gets outta the way!

Storm is flabbergasted as Anna and Mariah brawl their way to the back! Storm fetches AZM but AZM whips her into steel steps! Then AZM pushes Storm around, goes up the apron, and fans fire up for the PENALTY KICK! Storm is dazed but the fans fire up as Collision goes picture in picture.

AZM shoves Storm in, goes up top, then MISSILE DROPKICKS! Storm flounders all the way across the ring! AZM storms over to drag Storm up, but Storm HOTSHOTS her! AZM flounders, Storm stomps her, and then Storm CHOPS AZM down! Storm pushes AZM around, flexes, then brings AZM up. Storm whips AZM, BOOTS AZM down, then flexes again. Storm drags AZM back up, bumps her off buckles, then fires off CHOPS! Storm TOSSES AZM by her hair! The ref reprimands but Storm steps on AZM in the corner! The ref counts, Storm steps away, and she then scuffs AZM against ropes. The ref counts, Storm lets off again.

Storm drags AZM up, scoops, and SIDEWALK SLAMS! Cover, TWO! AZM is still in this but Storm grabs arms to put AZM in a motorcycle stretch. AZM endures, so Storm shifts to a chinlock, but AZM still fights! ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Storm lets go at 4, and she paces around AZM. Storm stomps AZM, drags her up, and Collision returns to single picture as Storm stomps AZM in a corner. Storm pie faces AZM, taunts her, but AZM rises. The fans fire up as AZM fires forearms! Storm ROCKS AZM in return! AZM fires another forearm, Storm ROCKS her again! AZM fires more forearms, then blocks a kick to ROUNDHOUSE!

AZM runs, but Storm HEADBUTTS! But AZM returns to LA MYSTICA! Then BUZZSAW! Both women are down and the fans fire up! AZM sits up first, brings Storm up, and then runs, but Storm CHOKES her! AZM fights free, blocks a kick, LEG TRAP GERMAN! AZM puts Storm in a drop zone while the fans are dueling! AZM goes up top, takes aim, and DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS!! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and AZM can’t believe it! AZM fires herself back up, reels Storm in, but Storm wrenches out to SKY HIGH! Cover, TWO!! Storm throws a fit then storms around. Storm drags AZM up, waistlocks, but AZM fights!

AZM grabs ropes, Storm drags her back, but AZM arm-drags free! Step over, and AZM SUSHI ROLL! TWO!! Storm escapes, blocks the buzzsaw, then waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX!! AZM tumbles and flounders into a corner, and Storm takes aim! She’s ready for her close-up! SWEET HIP MUSIC~! STORM ZERO PILEDRIVER!! Cover, Storm wins!

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (denies AZM a title opportunity)

That was certainly fast and furious, but you can’t beat a classic like Timeless Toni! Mariah returns from backstage with a couple glasses of the bubbly. Mariah and Toni link arms while they drink up, and Storm brings Mariah to her bosom. Storm cuddles Mariah, then shoves her, then drags her back up to bring her away. Will nothing and no one take the spotlight away from the AEW Women’s World Champion?

 

Backstage interview with Red Velvet.

Lexi Nair is now with The Chef and brings up tonight’s title match with Athena. How is Velvet feeling about such a high profile match? High profile? Red Velvet IS high profile! And she saw what Lexi’s “boss,” Athena had to say, really stirring up the pot. But Athena, you wanna stir it up? They can stir it up? In BOTB’s main event, Red Velvet will knock you out! Red Velvet is not a stranger to main events, title pictures or high profile matches. Tonight, Velvet makes an example out of Athena, and shows everyone why it was a mistake for Athena to step into Velvet’s kitchen! Will The Chef make Athena eat crow while serving up that L?

 

Mark Briscoe speaks.

“Now House of Black, I’ve been doing this dance with y’all a little while now, and I’m starting to understand how y’all operate. Starting to understand y’all’s M-O. You try to intimidate me. You try to strike fear into the hearts of men. Well I done told you, I fear no man, I fear no evil. And ancient wisdom says the violent take it by force. Now lemme tell you, Eddie Kingston, Adam Copeland, and Mark Briscoe, we some violent men! And at Dynasty, we bringing the violence, babeh! So heed my advice, House of Black! Be afraid, be very afraid!” The Sussex County Chicken is ready for a fight, will he, the Rated R Superstar and Mad King tear down The House of Black once and for all?

 

Tony Schiavone is on stage.

He says Dynasty is coming, and a big match on that card is the AEW Women’s World title, Timeless Toni Storm VS the former champion, Thunder Rosa! The fans cheer as La Mera Mera makes her way out and joins Schiavone on stage. Schiavone says we saw what happened on Dynamite when Storm hit her with champagne and smudged her face paint. But the fact is, Rosa never lost her title. She has a chance to redeem herself and get the title back. Rosa says that is right. Before that, she wants to address something else. See all these people here? She wants to thank all of them for making this comeback so special for her.

And of course, thank you to everyone watching at home seeing them on TBS, TNT and all over the world! Without you, we wouldn’t have made all these wonderful memories the last five years. Without you, we wouldn’t have made AEW what it is today. The fans cheer that, and Rosa says she is here for a reason. That is to remind people that she doesn’t need help. And she means you, too, Deonna Purrazzo. Rosa wants to remind everyone that she’s done a lot on her own. When she earned her college degree, she earned her US citizenship, she helped a lot of people as a social worker, and won all those matches even before AEW, and especially when she won the AEW title.

But most importantly, Rosa fought so hard here to be in AEW, and she’s still here in AEW, because it is where the best wrestle! And “Antonia,” Rosa thought you believed the same things. What happened to you, homegirl? Weren’t they together in the ring? Weren’t they #ThunderStorm? When did Storm go completely crazy!? Rosa was so proud of being a champion, even though her body couldn’t carry her as far as her passion. Rosa had to heal. Then that day, something died inside of her. But Rosa has a chance, another opportunity, and it is important that Toni knows it will happen in St. Louis.

Rosa wants to humble Toni, to remind her that Rosa didn’t leave because she “couldn’t carry” the weight of that title. At Dynasty, Rosa carries more than that title. She will carry the pride of HER people, of her family, and if she has to break every single bone in her body to uplift and empower the women of this locker room fighting for just one opportunity and respect, because they also believe in AEW… Then Antonia, kiss your little clone goodbye. You made a big mistake on trying to erase Rosa’s mask. You don’t wanna see what’s underneath. You can’t kill what’s already dead! And on Sunday, Rosa comes for Storm, for the title, and to drag Storm’s soul to HELL!!

La Mera Mera is all fired up, and she smears her own face paint to make her point. Will she smash that spotlight and leave the leading lady in the dark?

 

Deonna Purrazzo speaks.

“Thunder Rosa, if you don’t want my help, that’s fine. I’ll help myself. When I staked my claim at the AEW Women’s World Championship, it wasn’t personal. It’s because frankly, I don’t think Toni Storm embodies what it means to be a world champion. But I do. I’m a workhorse, I’m a thoroughbred, I am the Virtuosa, Deonna Purrazzo. And I could stand here, make excuses about why I’m not the AEW Women’s World Champion right now, or I could do something about it. It seems if I can’t get one Toni Storm, I might as well get the other. So next week, Mariah May VS The Virtuosa, Deonna Purrazzo, and I’m gonna break your arm.”

The message has been sent, will Deonna make sure the leading lady’s understudy won’t make it to Dynasty to support Toni Storm?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

To raise the stakes on this match, The Young Bucks VS FTR Part 4, it will be a LADDER MATCH! No pinfalls or submissions, only the team that can literally rise above will become the NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions! But is this still playing right into the EVPs’ hands? Or can Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood find a way to come out on top?

 

The Don Callis Family speaks.

Kyle Fletcher says tonight in the main event, he and Will Hobbs are on a mission for the Don Callis family. That is to protect the golden goose. This Wednesday Night Dynamite, Claudio will end up a cakewalk for Ospreay! And Dynasty, Bryan will be the exact same thing, all thanks to DCF. Hobbs says not to worry about next week, let’s just focus on tonight. Tonight, they got Claudio and Danielson, and tonight the DCF expects a hefty fine. Bryan might as well just expect not to walk out on his own. One last message has been sent, but now it’s time to put up or shut up! Will the Protostar & Powerhouse pulverize the BCC?

Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Will Hobbs & Kyle Fletcher!

The teams sort out but then the DCF just attack! The bell rings, the fans fire up and the brawl is on! Claudio fires off on Hobbs but Kyle TOSSES Bryan out. Hobbs and Claudio fall out of the ring while Kyle stalks Bryan. Kyle ROCKS Bryan, Hobbs HEADBUTTS Claudio! Claudio UPPERCUTS Hobbs, Bryan whips Kyle into railing! Claudio UPPERCUTS again, Bryan sits Kyle in a corner then runs side to side, to DROPKICK against the railing! The fans fire up as Claudio throws more UPPERCUTS to keep Hobbs moving up the ramp! Then Claudio whips Hobbs down the ramp and into the LED apron!

The fans fire up as Bryan CHOPS and KICKS Kyle against railing again and again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Claudio drags Kyle up for Bryan, and Bryan DROPKICKS Kyle again! The fans fire up and high-five with BCC! Hobbs sits up, into a KICK from Bryan! Claudio keeps Hobbs up so Bryan can KICK again! Claudio puts Hobbs in, storms after him, and Bryan whips Kyle hard into railing! Kyle tumbles up and over into the front row! Hobbs throws hands on Claudio, CLUBS him, but Claudio hits back! They go forearm for forearm, Hobbs ROCKS Claudio! Claudio rebounds to ROCK Hobbs, Hobbs rebounds to ROCK Claudio!

Claudio fires off forearm after forearm, but Hobbs knees low! Hobbs runs, but Claudio scoops! Claudio SLAMS Hobbs, runs, and then DOUBLE STOMPS! The fans fire up, Claudio brings Hobbs up, but Hobbs blocks the suplex! Claudio UPPERCUTS Hobbs, suplexes, and he hangs Hobbs out to dry! Tag to Bryan and he goes up to DIVING KNEE! The fans fire up and Bryan paces. Hobbs sits up, Bryan drags him around by the legs, and then hooks those legs up. Bryan SLAPS Hobbs to go for the arms! Bryan tries but Hobbs is so big, Bryan just STOMPS the knees! Tag to Claudio, and Claudio helps Bryan split the wishbone!

Claudio drags Hobbs up, reels him in, but Hobbs suplexes instead! BIG slam, and the fans fire up while both men are down! Hobbs drags Claudio over, tag to Kyle, and Kyle stomps Claudio down! Kyle puts Claudio in a corner, CHOPS, then ROCKS, then repeat! Kyle whips, Claudio reverses and UPPERCUTS! The fans rally, Claudio climbs up and he rains down fists! The fans count and Claudio goes to nine, then kisses his fist before TEN! But then Kyle TOSSES Claudio up and out! Claudio sees Hobbs storming up, but so does the ref. The ref has Hobbs stop, but then Kyle CLOBBERS Claudio with a kick!

The ref reprimands Kyle, they argue, and that lets Hobbs CLOBBER Claudio after all! The DCF is standing tall while Collision goes picture in picture.

Hobbs soaks up heat, then steps back as Kyle goes out to fetch Claudio. Kyle whips Claudio hard into railing, then taunts Bryan. Kyle drags Claudio up, puts him in the ring, then brings Claudio up. Claudio ROCKS Kyle, but Kyle RAMS him into the corner! Kyle RAMS in again and again, then tags Hobbs. Hobbs CLUBS Claudio from the outside, and CLUBS him again and again. Hobbs storms into the ring, stays between Claudio and Bryan, then fires knees and body shots. Hobbs brings Claudio up for a facelock, but Claudio fights his way forward! Claudio lifts Hobbs one step at a time! Hobbs lets off to BLAST Bryan, then he CLOBBERS Claudio!

Hobbs drags Claudio up, brings him over, tag to Kyle. The DCF mugs Claudio while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns, both Claudio and Kyle are down, and the fans rally up. Kyle clamps onto Claudio with a SLEEPER, and even body scissors! Claudio flails around, Bryan rises back up, but Kyle keeps Claudio away. The fans rally, Claudio rises and has Kyle as a backpack! Kyle thrashes but Claudio steps forward! But then Claudio drops to a knee! Claudio is fading but Bryan coaches Claudio on. Claudio gets a second wind and he rises up again! Claudio powers Kyle around into a gut wrench and SUPLEX! The fans fire up as both men crawl! Kyle grabs a leg to anchor Claudio! Claudio BOOTS Kyle away, hot tag to Bryan!

The fans fire up as Bryan goes up and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Then he DROPKICKS Hobbs off the corner! Bryan UPPERCUTS Kyle, UPPERCUTS again and again, then whips. Kyle reverses, Bryan goes up and over and keeps moving! Duck ‘n’ dodge and LEAPING LARIAT! The fans fire up with Bryan and he goes to a corner. “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan KICKS Kyle, and KICKS, and KICKS! “YES! YES! YES!” Then the BUZZ- NO, Kyle duck sit, shoves, but Bryan WRECKS Hobbs first! Bryan ROUNDHOUSES Kyle, runs and PLANCHAS, but Hobbs catches him! Hobbs SLAMS Bryan on the apron! And SLAMS him again!

Hobbs then pops Bryan around, but Bryan slips free to POST Hobbs! Bryan goes to the apron to FLYING KNEE! But Kyle comes in to BOOT Bryan into security! But Claudio UPPERCUTS Kyle into railing!! The fans are thunderous as Claudio stands up on the timekeeper’s table! The BCC regroups, “This is Awesome!” as Claudio whips Hobbs into railing! Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT Hobbs up and over railing!! But Kyle SMACKS Bryan off the desk! Kyle CLOBBERS Claudio in the crowd! Kyle sends Claudio into railing! But Bryan LEAPS into the fray! Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS Hobbs while Claudio has Kyle, and Collision goes picture in picture!

BCC DUMPS Kyle back to ringside, then they hurry to get him in the ring. Claudio drags Hobbs back over, whips, but Hobbs sends Claudio into railing! Bryan KICKS Kyle, brings him up and whips him corner to corner. Kyle reverses and GAMANGIRIS! Then suplex for the BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Kyle is fuming! Kyle rains down fists and elbows, then lets off to pace around. Kyle seethes, mocks the fans, then stalks Bryan to a corner. Bryan slips out of the ring but Kyle follows. Kyle CHOPS Bryan against railing! Kyle mocks the fans, Bryan staggers away, but Kyle pursues to CHOP again!

Kyle mocks the fans, Bryan goes into the ring, and Kyle taunts Claudio now. Kyle goes up the steps, and he DIGS his fingers into Bryan’s face! He wants to do Callis’ idea of eye gouging! Collision returns to single picture, and Kyle peels the floor mats away! The fans fire up while the ref reprimands, but Kyle drags Bryan out of the ring. Hobbs makes sure the mats stay outta the way for Kyle to reel Bryan in. The mats aren’t behaving, but then Bryan back drops free! The fans fire up, but then Hobbs RAMS Claudio into railing for good measure! Bryan gets in the ring but he’s isolated! Hobbs gets Kyle up and into the ring at 9!

Kyle mocks the ref’s good counting, then drags Bryan up. Kyle puts Bryan in the corner, hoists him up top, then climbs up after him. Kyle brings Bryan to the very top, but Bryan resists! The fans fire up as Bryan slips under and trips Kyle up! Kyle lands on his Aussie arrow, and the fans rally as Bryan rises! Bryan climbs up after Kyle, but then Hobbs Electric Chair Lifts Bryan! Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT Hobbs! Bryan returns to the corner, Claudio UPPERCUTS then LARIATS! Hobbs stays up, the uppercuts keep going! Hobbs dodges to then LARIAT Claudio and himself outta the ring! Bryan still hits a SUPER BACK SUPLEX!! Bryan crawls to the cover, TWO!!

But into the LEBELL LOCK!! The fans are thunderous as Kyle endures, but Hobbs returns to CLOBBER Bryan! The fans boo but Kyle signals to Hobbs. Hobbs goes to the corner, tags in then storms back in after Bryan. Hobbs scoops Bryan, but Bryan slips free! Bryan shoves Hobbs into Kyle and Kyle falls outta the ring! The fans rally, Claudio rises, and Bryan crawls over, hot tag to Claudio! Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT on Hobbs, but lets off as the ref counts. Then Claudio jukes to UPPERCUT! Kyle gets in, but he gets an UPPERCUT! Claudio fires UPPERCUTS from all sides! Claudio then shrugs and runs in at Hobbs, UPPERCUT!

UPPERCUT for Kyle! UPPERCUT for Hibbs! Claudio LARIATS Kyle up and out! Hobbs staggers and Claudio trips him! The fans fire up for the GIANT SWING! Hobbs goes around and around and around, the fans counting along! Claudio goes to TEN, then he steps through! SHARPSHOOTER! Hobbs endures as Claudio sits deep! But Kyle returns to KICK Claudio! Claudio holds onto Hobbs! Kyle KICKS again, but still not enough! Bryan goes up top, leaps in, into a SUPERKICK! Claudio does let Hobbs go to POP-UP UPPERCUT Kyle! Only for Hobbs to SPINEBUSTER Claudio! Cover, TWO!! The fans again say “This is Awesome!” as it’s still not over!

The teams crawl and regroup, and the fans cheer on “B C C!” The forearms fly, as do CHOP! Bryan CHOPS Kyle, Kyle CHOPS Bryan! Hobbs and Claudio keep throwing forearms while the other two CHOP! Kyle gets the edge with forearms, then so does Hobbs! Kyle whips Bryan, Bryan stops himself, then Bryan DUMPS Kyle out! Bryan dodges Hobbs to then DIVE! Kyle is sent into railing! Claudio gets Hobbs in a fireman’s carry!? DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Hobbs survives and the fans can’t believe it! But Claudio powers back up, waits on Hobbs, and then runs in, to LARIAT! But Hobbs stays up!

Claudio runs, but DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Claudio blocks a lariat to UPPERCUT, run, and LARIAT! Hobbs falls down! Cover, TWO!! But Claudio doesn’t hesitate, he drags Hobbs up. But Kyle RAMS Bryan into railing! Hobbs back drops free, but Claudio lands on his feet! Claudio ducks ‘n’ dodges but Kyle trips him! Hobbs LARIATS Claudio, then scoops him! WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM!! Cover, BRYAN BREAKS IT! Kyle gets Bryan up to TOSS him, then he tags in, Hobbs goes out to get a chair! Hobbs threatens Bryan, but the ref grab the chair! Bryan KICKS away on Hobbs! “YES! YES! YES!” But Kyle DIVES onto Bryan!

Kyle fires hands, then he clears the desk! Hobbs helps out, time to forget winning and time to start hurting BCC! Kyle feeds Bryan to Hobbs but Bryan slips free of the spinebuster! Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT Hobbs onto the desk! Claudio ELBOWS Kyle, then goes up onto the desk so he can FLYING RANA! Kyle is sent into the apron, then Claudio puts him in the ring! GOTCH NEUTRALIZER!! Cover, BCC wins!!

Winners: Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

The DCF isn’t done, though, because KONOSUKE TAKESHITA attacks! He and Hobbs brutalize Bryan and Claudio! The mission doesn’t end with the match, and they TOSS Bryan out of the ring! The fans cheer for Moxley but he might not be here after being in Chicago last night. Konosuke suplexes Bryan, BRAINBUSTER on the ramp! Kyle says Bryan should’ve listened, and this is what happens! Claudio gets a chair and he runs off the DCF, but the damage has been done! Will the American Dragon be able to recover in time for Dynasty?


My Thoughts:

Really good Collision, though half of it was a go-home to BOTB X with it being on right after this. Good promos from Athena and Billie, from The Undisputed Kingdom, and Red Velvet, but yeah, no titles are changing hands, even if it is the tenth BOTB special. Good promo from Mark Briscoe to add hype to the coming Six Man Tag, and of course The House of Black won tonight’s Six Man Tag. Good promo from Storm and Mariah ahead of Storm’s match with AZM that Storm of course won, but also good stuff with Anna and Mariah fighting. Good promos from Rosa and Deonna to add to the build, and maybe Rosa beats Storm at Dynasty, but hard to say with a week still to go.

Good promo from Jericho and Taz to set up this whole “meeting” with Hook, and I have a feeling that is where #LionHook really falls apart and we get Jericho VS Hook for the FTW Championship at Dynasty, or maybe Double or Nothing at the latest. Really good match from Shibata and Moriarty, and good save from Hook after to add a little more to the FTW Championship match scheduled for BOTB. Great match from Garcia VS Angelico though it was just for the sake of having a great match. I think I said before but Garcia really should get at a title after Dynasty, just not sure what title that’ll be.

Pac has a good promo to call out Okada, and then quite the big move for the tag title match to now be a ladder match. If feel like that’s just them telegraphing that The Bucks are winning because ladder matches are certainly more their thing than FTR’s. And good promos from both BCC and DCF, though the latter wasn’t needed other than to fill time. We know what Kyle & Hobbs were gonna go for after Callis’ promo, we didn’t need them doubling down on it. And while BCC of course won the match, the DCF then of course attacked after. The math here is a bit of a wash, Claudio surely loses to Ospreay, and then Ospreay and Bryan go in more or less even so it could be anyone’s win at Dynasty.

My Score: 8.7/10


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