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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (12/29/21)

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The last Dynamite of 2021, and the last on TNT!

Before AEW moves from TNT to TBS, Dynamite goes out with a bang! New Year’s Smash is back, and so is good ol’ JR! Let’s toast to good health and to 2022!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 10 Man Tag: Jurassic Express, Christian Cage & The Lucha Brothers VS FTR & The Hardy Family Office w/ Tully Blanchard; FTR & HFO win.
  • Six Man Tag: Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz VS Daniel Garcia & 2point0; Garcia & 2point0 win.
  • Wardlow w/ Shawn Spears VS Colin Delaney; Wardlow wins.
  • AEW TBS Championship Semifinal: Thunder Rosa VS Jade Cargill w/ Mark Sterling; Cargill wins and advances to the finals.
  • Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy & Best Friends VS Adam Cole, Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly; Cole, Fish & O’Reilly win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Jim Ross is back!

Daily’s Place is the perfect place to welcome back good ol’ JR! He’s happy to be back, it’s Wednesday night and you know what that means!

 

10 Man Tag: Jurassic Express, Christian Cage & The Lucha Brothers VS FTR & The Hardy Family Office w/ Tully Blanchard!

Once again, the #1 ranked contenders are teaming with the AEW World Tag Team Champions, upping the ante from the advertised 8 Man to a full 5v5! But how will adding Captain Charisma and Big Money Matt change the dynamics for this Dynamite showdown?

The teams sort out, Cash Wheeler starts against Christian and fans are already fired up. Cash and Christian circle, fans duel, and the two tie up. Cash puts Christian in a corner but Christian turns it around. Cash turns it back around, but Christian breaks free and the fans cheer the exchange. Cash double guns and circles with Christian. Christian and Cash knuckle lock, Cash waistlocks and SLAMS, then facelocks. Christian fights up, wrenches free, has the wristlock, but Cash goes around, only for Christian to keep him form his corner. Cash rolls, rolls and handsprings to WRING Christian, but Christian kangaroo kicks! Christian gets the arms, but Cash escapes the Killswitch!

Cash runs but into a FLAPJACK! Christian puts Cash in a corner, climbs up and rains down fists! Dax goes over but he gets some of those shots! Christian totals 10, tags Jungle Boy, and they double whip to double hip toss! Cover, ONE! Cash gets away to the corner while fans rally up for JB. Tag to Dax Harwood, and he circles with JB. They tie up, break, then tie up again. They break, tie up again, and Dax puts JB in a corner. The ref counts, Dax throws a cheap shot! And a CHOP! JB turns it around to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Dax turns it back to ROCK JB with a EuroUpper! JB ROCKS and CHOPS in return, on repeat! Dax headlocks. JB powers out, Dax runs him over!

Things keep moving, JB hurdles, runs but into a tilt-o-whirl. He slips out to CLOBBER Dax with an elbow! JB keeps going, and he dropkicks Dax down! Dax staggers to the corner, and gets a haymaker from Christian, from Penta, from Luchasaurus, and from Fenix! JB wrenches, tags in Christian, and then hands off the wrench. Dax whips Christian to ROCK him with an uppercut! Dax whips, Christian kicks back! Abd ROCKS him with an uppercut! Christian stands on Dax at the ropes! The ref counts, Christian slingshots to ROCK Dax with another uppercut! Then he HOTSHOTS Dax down, tags in JB, and JB drags Dax around to the SNARE TRAP! But Cash dropkicks it apart!

Cash gets Dax over, Isiah Kassidy tags in, but runs into a hip toss! Tag to Penta, then to Fenix, and fans fire up as the Lucha Bros double whip. JB sobats, Penta SUPERKICKS, Fenix sets up as Penta runs, wheelbarrow victory roll SPALSH! JB leaps over them to dropkick Marq Quen down! Fans fire up and Fenix wraps on a chinlock. Kassidy endures, Fenix drives elbows in, then he tags JB back. JB and Fenix mug Kassidy, JB brings Kassidy up but Kassidy stomps a foot and throws JB by his hair! Kassidy tags Quen, Private Party double whip JB to a corner. Quen runs in but JB BOOTS him! Kassidy runs in but is TOSSED outside! JB goes up but Kassidy anchors his foot!

JB kicks Kassidy away, Hardy gets in, Quen SUPER STEINERS JB into the SIDE EFFECT! Instead of Gin ‘n’ Juice, is that like a Gin ‘n’ Tonic? Cover, TWO!! JB survives but Hardy says, “DELETE! DELETE!” Hardy drags JB over, bumps him off buckles again and again and again and again, all three levels! Cash chokes JB against ropes! The ref counts, Cash lets off, tags in but then distracts the ref so that even Tully can get a shot! Tag to Dax, FTR gets JB by his legs for a BUCKLE GUILLOTINE! Tag to Hardy, he and Dax mug JB. Hardy drags JB up, whips him to ropes and wraps on a sleeper hold! JB endures, fans rally up, and JB throws elbows.

Hardy CLUBS JB down, drags him back up, and whips him, but JB hits the COMEBACKER! Hardy flounders, as does JB, hot tags to Kassidy and Penta! Penta leaps over Kassidy to CROSSBODY Quen! SLINGBLADE for Kassidy! SLINGBLADE for Quen! Tag to Fenix, Dax tags in, but he gets a FOREARM SUPERKICK combo, then double kicks to “Uno! Dos! Tres!” DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Cash runs in, he gets shoved back and Penta GAMANGIRIS, Fenix JUMPING SOBATS! The Lucha Bros combine again, wheelbarrow victory roll DOUBLE SATELLITE DDT!! Fans are thunderous as Fenix goes up top and SWANTON BOMBS! Cover, TWO!?!

Quen survives, Fenix gets him up and puts him in a corner. Fenix hoists Quen up top, tucks him in, but Kassidy saves Quen from the buster to hit the ASSISTED FLIP DDT! Quen drags Fenix away, tag to Dax. Dax drops the leg, drops the elbow, and drops an ax handle! Cover, TWO! Dax stalks Fenix to the apron, drags him up and suplexes him in for a GOURD BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Fenix is still in this, fans rally up but Dax hoists Fenix up to the top. Dax CHOPS Fenix, climbs up to join him, but Fenix CHOPS back! Dax goes down, Cash gets in to help him, but Fenix jumps and jumps and SUPER QUEBRADAS! Hot tag to LUCHASAURUS!

Fans are fired up as the wrestling dinosaur rallies on #HardyParty! He dodges Kassidy to pop him up for a squealing FLAPJACK! Luchasaurus stacks FTR in a corner to fire off fast hands! Then he has a man in every corner! Back body block for Cash! For Quen! BOOT for Kassidy and SPLASH for Dax! Luchasaurus clotheslines Kassidy out, then Quen! He gets FTR in choke grips, but they knee him low! FTR double whip, whip Dax in but Luchasaurus LARIATS him down! TAIL WHIP for Cash, then choke grip for Dax! JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! Penta tags in, the champ wants to finish this one! “CERO! MIEDO!”

But Dax shoves Penta to a corner! Penta goes up and over, DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO!! Private Party rushes in, as does Hardy, but Jurassic Express takes care of them! Luchasaurus goes out after HFO, HEADBUTT for The Blade, then he grabs Jora Johl with both hands! But Hardy POSTS Luchasaurus! Meanwhile, Fenix is up top, tightrope walk and SUPER TORNILLO takes out Private Party! JB DIVES to take out the rest of HFO! Penta has Dax, sobat and he reels him in, but Christian tags in! Christian returns the favor but he argues with Penta, and FTR shoves him into Penta! BIG RIG on Christian!! Cover, FTR & HFO win!!

Winners: FTR & The Hardy Family Office, by pinfall

The AAA Tag Team Champions get another one over on the Lucha Brothers by way of Captain Charisma! Will this change the dynamics of the top five rankings in the tag division? Or will this only add fuel to the fire between Jurassic Express and the AEW World Tag Team Champions?

 

Six Man Tag: Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz VS Daniel Garcia & 2point0!

The Mad King just wanted some peace and quiet, but couldn’t get that with Matt Lee, Jeff Parker and “their son,” Daniel Garcia buzzing around him. One thing led to another, Garcia & 2point0 knocked Chris Jericho down, and now Proud ‘n’ Powerful are coming for blood! Will Kingston, Santana & Ortiz show they’re scarier than Red Death?

The trios sort out and Kingston is ready. Matt Lee steps up, the bell rings and while Garcia distracts Kingston, Lee attacks from behind! Lee CHOPS but Kingston doesn’t even flinch! Lee kicks low, whips, Kingston reverses to knee low and suplex! Kingston rushes after Garcia! They go around the outside, Parker is a shield but Kingston runs through him! The ref goes out there, and so do Santana & Ortiz, and now it’s a scrum with the ref stuck in the middle! The ref gets them to break it up but barely as Lee is sent into railing. Kingston gets back in, Garcia again acts as a decoy and Lee attacks! Tag to Parker and he fires off hands!

Fans rally for Kingston and he carries Parker for a SPINEBUSTER! Kingston drags Parker up, fish hooks his mouth, then tags Ortiz. Ortiz headlocks and grinds Parker down. Parker pulls hair, throws body shots, then powers out. Ortiz goes up and over then gets around to chicken wing and arm-drag! Parker trips Ortiz, covers, ONE, but Parker kicks low. Parker throws hands, whips, but Ortiz gets around to shove and trip him up! CALF KICK! Cover, TWO! Ortiz headlocks, Santana tags in, they double whip Parker to leap frog and KICK, ENZIGURI and DISCUS! Fans fire up with Proud ‘n’ Powerful, Santana grabs Parker but Parker scrambles away to tag Garcia!

Garcia talks trash, dodges Santana and kicks low to whip. Santana reverses, runs in and back elbows! Santana runs in again, blocks the boot, and ENZIGURIS Garcia back! Santana snap suplexes, Uno Amigo! Snap suplex, Dos Amigos! Snap suplex, THREE AMIGOS! Fans are fired up for Latino Heat and Santana drags Garcia up to CHOP him! Kingston grabs Garcia and BITES his forehead! The ref reprimands and counts, Kingston stops and Santana tags Ortiz. PNP whip, but Garcia BOOTS and forearms back! But he ends up in the clinch! Lift and wheelbarrow COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Ortiz drags Garcia up to CHOP!

Ortiz BITES Garcia’s ear! The ref reprimands, Ortiz wrenches and hooks Garcia up for a modified cobra twist! Garcia endures, Ortiz headlocks but Lee tags in as Garcia powers out. Garcia drops, Lee trips Ortiz and drags him out, then Garcia comes in around for a DRIVE-BY DROPKICK! Lee RAMS Ortiz into railing and DECKS him! Garcia gets a shot in, they put Ortiz in, and Lee digs his knees in at the ropes. Lee stops at the ref’s count to whip Ortiz hard into the corner! Tag to Parker, and 2point0 whip Ortiz to a corner as AEW goes picture in picture.

Lee whips Parker in to forearm smash Ortiz, then Parker feeds Ortiz to Lee’s drop toehold. Lee sets up to be the step stool, BOOYAH ELBOW! Parker stomps Ortiz, but Ortiz hits back with body shots, so Parker CLUBS him down. Tag to Garcia, they mug Ortiz, but Ortiz pushes Garcia. Garcia stomps Ortiz, drags him up to snapmare into a chinlock. Garcia grinds Ortiz down but Kingston just rushes in to attack! Another brawl breaks out, the ref has to restore order again, and this allows Garcia, Lee and Parker to get shots in on Ortiz! Garcia yells at Kingston but then tags out to Lee. Lee pushes Ortiz around, gets him up and hits a BACKBREAKER!

Lee taunts Kingston now but Ortiz CHOPS him back! Lee and Ortiz brawl, Parker tags in and they mug Ortiz. Parker brings Ortiz around to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Parker keeps Ortiz at the ropes, he tags Garcia in, and Garcia stomps Ortiz. Fans rally up, Kingston claps along, but Garcia gives him and Santana sucker punches! The ref has to keep them back, but Ortiz fires off on Garcia! Ortiz whips, Garcia drops to drag Ortiz down and gets the HEEL HOOK! But again, Kingston gets in and he BITES Garcia on the forehead! Kingston throws down hands, the ref has him stop and go back to the corner, but Kingston just grows more rabid at the ropes.

AEW returns to single picture, Garcia waistlocks Ortiz. Ortiz throws elbows and then switches to O’Conner Roll! TWO, Ortiz dropkicks Garcia! Hot tags to Kingston and Lee! Kingston rallies on 2point0, SPLASHES Lee then SPLASHES Parker! Kingston gives Garcia MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Fans are fired up, Parker runs over but into an EXPLODER! Garcia flops out of the ring, Kingston tags Santana. Santana BOOTS Lee in the corner, then he calls to Ortiz. Santana CHOPS Lee, Garcia sweeps Kingston off the apron! Ortiz DECKS Garcia, gets in and pops Lee up for an atomic drop! Santana BLINDSLIDE LARIATS, then Ortiz DDT’s!

Ortiz sets up as a step stool again, Santana uses him for an assisted MOONSAULT, but onto knees! Roll up, with tights! Garcia & 2point0 win!!

Winners: Daniel Garcia & 2point0, by pinfall

Garcia stomps away on Santana, then so does Lee! They’re adding insult to injury after stealing the win. Garcia has the ring bell!? Garcia brings it into the ring, the ref tells him to stop! Kingston crawls into the ring, Garcia stomps him down! Garcia aims at Santana, BELL SMASH!! BUT HERE COMES JERICHO!! And he’s got Floyd the baseball bat! He SMACKS Parker, but Garcia and 2point0 get away before any more can happen! Will they regret ever crossing Le Champion?

As for Kingston, he looks at Jericho with some confusion. Kingston didn’t need Jericho’s help, but Jericho says he was here for PNP. Ortiz tries to keep the peace between Kingston and Jericho, can they all focus on their common enemies in Garcia and 2point0?

 

MJF speaks.

“Hey, it’s me, one of the biggest ratings draws in all of professional wrestling. Don’t believe me? Google it. And today, we’re going to talk about unsafe working conditions.” Last week, MJF was “thrown over the top rope with reckless abandonment by that untrained outlaw hack, Sting.” Who even trained that guy? No one knows, because he was never trained! The man is revered when he should be released. MJF is sure if he was working for a much more professional wrestling company, things like this wouldn’t happen. But that is a conversation to have as we get closer to the bidding war in 2024.

But CM Punk, you claim you want a piece of MJF and are a man of the people, yet the people want Punk VS MJF and Punk wanted no part of MJF in that match “like a gutless coward.” Well guess what? MJF is right here. Punk is yesterday’s news, a distraction from MJF’s ultimate goal, and that is him becoming AEW World Champion. But why stop there? War Dog, stop chasing the Powerbomb Symphony so you can start getting wins and qualify into the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match, where the winner gets a shot at the TNT Championship, which MJF knows he’ll win! But when Wardlow wins, he can then relinquish it to Wardlow. Say what now?

MJF had a feeling that’d be his reaction. Spears, go get Mark Sterling. The hell is this? Sterling brings up the contract MJF and Wardlow have, and Wardlow working with MJF and The Pinnacle, he is “work for hire,” and any merchandise, royalties, and even championships immediately belong to MJF. Always have a plan. Just like Sterling does for Jade Cargill. Cool. Now, Spears, Sterling, disappear. Got it. So MJF will rank up and become not just TNT Champion but AEW World Champion. Why? Because he is Maxwell Jacob Friedman, he is better than you, and you know it. Wardlow looks ready to kill, but will he kill opponents or his own boss?

 

Backstage interview with the Lucha Brothers.

But before Tony Schiavone can really talk with them, Jurassic Express barge in! Christian accuses “you dipshits of going into business for yourselves!” That cost them the match! Let’s stop delaying the inevitable. Next week, Jurassic Express VS Lucha Brothers, on Dynamite, for the AEW World Tag Team Championships! Penta answers in Spanish, Alex Abrahantes translates, saying that Christian is supposed to be a legend, yet he can’t even be a good tag partner. But y’know what? JB may be the future, maybe he should consider letting go of the past. Fenix adds that they accept the challenge! Because they have CERO! MIEDO! The title match is on, but who starts 2022 as champions?

 

Wardlow w/ Shawn Spears VS Colin Delaney!

After again being told what to do by Maxwell Jacob Friedman, Wardlow goes to the ring to take care of business! But will he do things his way? Or will he follow orders like the War Dog he is?

The bell rings and fans chant “WARD~LOW! WARD~LOW!” They tie up, Delaney waistlocks but Wardlow breaks free with a hard back elbow, then winds up for a LARIAT! Spears says that’s great stuff, and Wardlow drags Delaney up to reel him in. POWERBOMB! Delaney flounders and fans want it “One More Time! One More Time!” Spears says no but Wardlow says yes! ANOTHER POWERBOMB! Wardlow drags Delaney up again, Spears just give sup, POWERGOMB NUMBER THREE! But then a roll right into POEWRBOMB NUMBER FOUR! One foot cover, Wardlow wins!

Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall

Spears applauds, because clearly there’s no stopping Wardlow from doing what Wardlow wants! But then, what happens if and when Wardlow gets gold? Spears adds on with a CHAIRSHOT to Delaney on the ramp! The ref reprimands, Spears ushers Wardlow on, will Spears also be on Wardlow’s list of grievances?

 

The Super Kliq, and friends, speak.

“Brandon, are we live?” “Uh, I think so.” Good, because tonight will be historic! Adam Cole says the five of them together will go down as the greatest group not only in AEW but in all of pro-wrestling! Matt Jackson says, “Is that what this is? One big happy family?” Even though Kyle O’Reilly hasn’t even said hi to them since he got here! He’s barely made eye contact! Kyle somewhat sarcastically says hi to Matt and Nick. But he wants a minute to talk with Adam. Anything he wants to say to Adam, he can say to them. Cole tells the Bucks it’s fine, he’s got this. The Bucks accept that and leave, and then Kyle tells Bobby Fish he can go.

Once alone, Cole tries to speak first but Kyle has him stop. Kyle knows things are messed up, there was heat the last time they saw each other. But this is AEW. The key to surviving here, and for that matter, thriving here, is factions. Kyle, Cole and Fish, they are three dangerous individuals, the paragons of AEW. Now tonight against Best Friends, Kyle knows Fish has his back. He’ll find out if Cole does, too. Cole has Cutler cut, but will this reunited trio be anything but undisputed?

 

Dan Lambert & The Men of the Year are in the ring.

And worse yet, Lambert has the mic. “My MMA business is a full-time job. I just thought it’d be cool to come here as an old school fan. The problem is, there is absolutely nothing cool about Cody Rhodes and his entourage. Arn Anderson is one of my all time favorites, but I see him with Cody, and it just makes me sad. Because now he’s a guy trying to make a couple dollars sucking up to another guy who sucks up to THE guy.” Arn used to be a Horseman, now he’s just a whore. That’s the perfect segue to Brandi! And if that’s her real name, she’s the first Brandi that Dan’s known that wasn’t a stripper!

Ethan Page stops Dan right there to say, “That’s not currently a stripper. Because now, she’s a ‘wrestler.'” Dan says that is an excellent point, but they can’t keep coming back here with stripper jokes, or else they’re going to get very old and very tired very quickly. Just like Brandi these last couple years. That brings Lambert to Cody. He knows how hard Cody’s tried to make it to this business, “traveling the world, spilling blood, breaking bones, crashing through tables of fire.” Hell, Cody went so far as to tattoo “a Transformers logo” to his neck, “that even Mike Tyson thinks looks stupid!”

Cody never really made it, through, until he cut that deal with Tony Conman to become the pet project to skip the line over more deserving talent! AEW fans may be idiots, but even an idiot doesn’t like the taste of that shit sandwich AEW is shoving down their throats! But then Brandi Rhodes walks out to ask, “Who the hell told you tonight was open mic night, you bobble headed, ugly ass, less talented version of Paul Heyman?” Brandi goes right to the ring, and Lambert says he prefers Jim Cornett. But the sound of Brandi’s voice makes Lambert wish he was back in that street fight, getting his balls stapled by Chris Jericho!

Brandi says at least her family thinks that’s funny. But to ask a serious question, when’s the last time Lambert got beat up by a woman and didn’t have to pay for it? She’ll do him a solid by whoopin’ that ass for free. “Listen, Bambi. Sorry, I get my stripper names confused sometimes, Brandi.” But Lambert is a blackbelt in Brazilian jiujitsu, there is not a single soul watching that doesn’t want to slap the taste outta Brandi’s mouth right now. And if he’s the one who gets to, then let’s go! Oh so Lambert has a blackbelt? Well she’s a Black bitch, let’s go! The Men of the Year have to hold Lambert back on this one! And here comes Dustin Rhodes to stop Brandi!

But then Ethan sucker punches Dustin! The Men of the Year and Lambert bail, telling everyone to kiss their asses. Will the American Nightmare have something to say about this?

 

AEW takes a closer look at Winter is Coming, Hangman Page VS Bryan Danielson.

Tony Schiavone says, “When the match started, it was very apparent to me by the look on his face that Bryan Danielson did not respect Adam Page.” Adam Page himself says that he knew Bryan had the technical ability, the intellect and the stamina, but he didn’t know that when he hit Bryan as hard as he could in the head, Bryan would get back up. Excalibur says that as we saw in the first match, Champion’s Advantage means a draw keeps the title around the champion. But now, that advantage is thrown out the window with three judges at ringside to make the decision.

Jim Ross says the judges brings some intrigue to this. Who will they be? What are their points system? It is a recipe for chaos. Excalibur says there is no better way to kick off the TBS Era of AEW than with this world title match. Schiavone says there is a lot of prestige added. And Schiavone’s felt that ever since Bryan arrived, he would inevitably become AEW World Champion. Will it be on the first TBS show? That remains to be seen. Excalibur says this has all the potential of going another 60 minutes, and it could kick off the TBS Era with a NEW AEW World Champion. Who will be proven right when the Cowboy and the American Dragon run it back?

 

AEW TBS Championship Semifinal: Thunder Rosa VS Jade Cargill w/ Mark Sterling!

La Mera Mera and #ThatBitch have had it out for each other for a lot longer than just this title tournament! But now, in their biggest showdown yet, only one is going to meet Ruby Soho in the finals! Will Rosa bring the thunder to Jade’s storm? Or will the undefeated streak continue all the way to the title fight?

The bell rings and Rosa waits until Jade turns around to dropkick the legs out! Jade bails out, fans are thunderous for Rosa already as she runs, but Sterling blocks her path! Sterling has Jade catch her breath, but then Rosa CANNONBALLS to take out Sterling! Jade CLOBBERS Rosa from behind, then fires more forearms! Jade smacks Rosa off barriers, taunts the fans, but Rosa hits back with body shots! Rosa throws knees from all sides, RAMS Jade into the apron, then gets in to refresh the count. Rosa KICKS Cargill’s legs, but she fires back forearms! Jade CLUBS Rosa down, the ring count starts again, Jade gets the chicken wings but Rosa fights free to the apron!

Rosa leaps to CROSSBODY, but Jade catches her for a BACKBREAKER! Jade gets in the ring to refresh the count, then flexes. Jade dares Rosa to get up, then runs in, only for Rosa to dodge and dropkick the leg out! Rosa gets Jade’s leg to kick away on it! Sterling protests but the ref keeps counting. Rosa refreshes the count again, and then she drags Jade to railing. Rosa puts Jade’s leg on it and KICKS the leg! Jade falls over, Rosa KICKS her leg more! Rosa drags Jade up but Jade whips Rosa into railing again! Jade hobbles after Rosa, stomps her down, and gets back in the ring to refresh the count. Jade stalks Rosa, brings her around, but Rosa throws body shots!

Rosa whips but Jade reverses to POST Rosa! Jade puts Rosa in the ring and flexes on the apron. Fans rally and duel, Jade hobbles, but she pretends to dribble. Jade runs in but Rosa dodges the slam dunk! Rosa then SLAPS Jade, shoulders in, but Jade gets her with knee after knee! Rosa catches the leg to get it in the ropes! DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Jade falls and Rosa fires up! Fans fire up, too, and Rosa goes up the corner. Jade hobbles, but Rosa slips a little. Rosa still elbows Jade, but Jade comes back with a BOOT! Jade is snarling as AEW goes picture in picture.

Rosa flounders to the ropes, Jade works out the bad leg and the two circle. Rosa feels it out, shoots in to get the bad leg, but Jade throws her off. They circle, Rosa goes for the leg again, but Jade throws her back off. Rosa avoids the boot to trip Jade and drop elbows on the knee! Rosa has a high stack but Jade kicks out before a count. Rosa goes for the leg again but Jade kicks her away. Jade hobbles up but Rosa shoots back in to get the legs! Jade blocks the takedown to a GUILLOTINE! Rosa endures as Jade keeps her off the ground! Then Jade shifts to a GOURD BUSTER! Jade clutches her knee but Rosa sputters on the mat.

Jade drags Rosa back up, swings, but Rosa dodges to KICK the leg! Rosa dodges to KICK again, then gets around to kick, only for Jade to block and throw her down! Jade drags Rosa up to CLUB her, but Rosa goes after the leg. Jade CLUBS Rosa again, tries to suplex, but Rosa blocks and fires back! Rosa focuses on the knee but Jade CLUBS her down again. Jade stomps with the good leg, brings Rosa back up, and manages to suplex! Jade still holds Rosa up for 10 and maybe even 15, before Rosa makes it a CROSSBODY! Cover as AEW returns to single picture, TWO! Rosa goes to a corner and fans fire up as she aims at Jade!

Rosa runs corner to corner, but she blocks Jade’s boot to put it in the ropes. Rosa kicks away on the bad leg, throws haymakers on it, but lets off as the ref counts. Rosa goes corner to corner again, to clothesline! Then she throws point-blank clotheslines! Jade sits down, Rosa goes corner to corner again, basement dropkick to the leg! Fans fire up as Rosa runs in again, another basement dropkick to the leg! Rosa has the leg, kicks away on the hamstring, then drags Jade for a high stack, TWO! Jade is still in this but Rosa keeps after the knee! More elbow drops, then Rosa steps through, only for Jade to kick her away. Things speed up, Jade manages to pop Rosa up for a SAMOAN DROP!

Jade kips up, adrenaline helping, but she’s still hobbling. Jade sees Rosa get to a corner and she storms over. Jade blocks a boot to KNEE Rosa, then brings her out to gut wrench. Jade has to worry about her leg at the same time, but she still matches the CANADIAN RACK BACKBREAKER! Jade can’t cover because of the leg, but she watches Rosa go to ropes. Jade drags Rosa up but Rosa lands on her feet! Jade waistlocks, Rosa switches, gets the leg, SHIN BREAKER! Rosa says this is it! She has the leg, steps through, FIGURE FOUR!! Sterling is freaking out as Jade endures! Jade drags herself over, Rosa puts as much as she can into the hold, but Jade gets back to the ROPEBREAK!

Sterling gets Jade a drink of water, but the ref has him back off! Rosa goes after Jade while Sterling and the ref argue. Rosa wants the figure four again but Jade BOOTS her into buckles! And then someone SMASHES Rosa in the head!! Who was that in the hoodie and jacket!? Jade gets Rosa’s arms, for the JADED!! Cover, Jade wins!

Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (advances to the finals)

Was that sneak attack part of the plan Sterling alluded to earlier? Jade’s undefeated streak and title opportunity both still live because of that, but then Rosa hits a THESZ PRESS! The mystery person comes back to attack again! Rosa gets mugged by them both, and the mystery person reveals themselves to be MERCEDES MARTINEZ! Mean Ms. Mercedes is back in AEW, and she is helping Jade beat down Rosa! But here comes RUBY! The Runaway has a pipe, and she runs Jade and Mercedes off! The TBS debut will have the TBS Championship finals, will Ruby be the one to break Jade once and for all?

 

AEW takes a closer look at the coming Women’s World Championship match.

Britt Baker says, “Not only did Riho steal a win, she pissed me off.” Excalibur says Riho has Britt’s number. That has Britt shook to her core. Schiavone says Britt will use this anger to her advantage. Britt continues to say, “And all of you know, there is nothing more lethal than a pissed off DMD. This is my division.” Battle of the Belts gives us Britt VS Riho one more time! Will we see the DMD Era continue? Or will Riho become the first-ever TWO-TIME AEW Women’s World Champion in the New Year?

 

CM Punk is here!

And for the first time, Daily’s Place gets to sing Cult of Personality for the Best in the World! Punk gets the mic, fans are thunderously chanting his name, and then he speaks. “I’ve never been to Daily’s Place, I don’t even know what the set up is. Where’s Jim Ross?” Punk looks and finds him on commentary. Punk comes out here and immediately thinks how awesome it is to see JR back in the booth. Punk knows JR is the best to ever do it, glad to see him back to work. JR thanks Punk for that. Punk says he’s about giving people flowers when they deserve it. Then he thinks about Daily’s Place. He hasn’t been here before, but he knows it is a home for AEW.

So that gets Punk thinking about Brodie Lee. Fans chant “BRODIE! BRODIE!” If there’s anybody out there that says anything to try and minimize the impact that man has, that makes Punk feel sorry for them, because it means they never met him. Punk sat at home, saw that tribute show to his friend from here, and it made Punk want to come here. So then Punk got to thinking about someone not worth his time, someone who doesn’t want to be here. And speaking of internet trolls, Punk is talking about MJF. MJF is a Twitter troll in the flesh. He talks a big game, but when it comes down to it, he won’t say that to your face. He hides behind a keyboard, or in this case, FTR.

Punk saw it with his own eyes, as did the fans. Someone smart enough to say the people want to see Punk VS MJF, but is also stupid enough to say something that MJF is as good as Roddy Piper in Portland. Well, Piper would lace up his wrestling boots, while MJF clearly laced up his running shoes. Not sure if you heard, but MJF says he’s done with Punk. Honestly, Punk’s fine with that. He got to team with Sting and Darby Allin, and they beat FTR & MJF! Punk gets it if MJF is afraid, if he don’t want none, he doesn’t have to have none. But Punk is looking towards bigger and better. Punk knows MJF wants gold, he wants the AEW World Championship.

JR will attest to this, “If you don’t want to be the champion, you probably shouldn’t be here.” That’s true! Punk wants to be champion, too. There’s beginnings and endings, and being here in Daily’s Place, the place that’s been so good to AEW, and it’s also the last Dynamite on TNT, it’s moving to TBS, there is bigger and brighter things on the horizon. So MJF, you are a waste of Punk’s time, and a bigger waste of Khan money than Tim Tebow. The fans really liked that last part! Punk will leave us with this: He never wanted to mess with MJF, but MJF found out the hard way that on the mic, in the ring, and even on commentary, no one can touch Punk!

If MJF wants to climb the ladder and get to the gold, then sooner or later, they’ll see each other again in the ring. But it’d be a real shame if someone interfered with MJF’s quest for gold. When and where will the Best in the World face off with the Salt of the Earth on the road to the title?

 

Ricky Starks speaks.

“We’d like to send a welcome back to Jim Ross. Thank you, man, I’m glad that you’re back. Because now you have freed up Taz’s time, so he can devote that to making sure that Hook is a beast of a competitor. And in fact, you can hear Technique By Taz on Rampage. But more importantly, I want to talk to you, Dante.” Dante Martin screwed over Team Taz when he threw Starks out of the ring, and thereby screwed his chances of ever having a successful career. So if Ricky can’t win the ring, then Dante won’t win a damn thing, either. Dante’s stalled out, and Starks is a big fan of history. Last time Dante and Will Hobbs had at it, we all know how that went.

Hobbs will refresh Dante’s memory. Does Dante really want to go to a round two with Hobbs? Marinate on that. Will Angel Dorado run into the Powerhouse of Team Taz and be bulldozed on behalf of Absolute Ricky Starks?

 

Sammy Guevara is here!

He only just lost his AEW TNT Championship to Cody Rhodes on the Christmas edition of Rampage, but he has his cue cards for this picture in picture message. “Bobby Fish, Ethan Page, Jay Lethal, Tony Nese. Five matches as a champ, 4 successful defenses, 3 month title reign, 2 Cross Rhodes later, I lost my championship. That’s 1 memory I won’t forget! With New Year’s upon us, I have my resolution. BEAT THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE! WIN BACK MY TITLE! And once again BE THE TNT CHAMPION!” Will the Spanish God rise up and reclaim the gold in 2022?

 

Hikaru Shida speaks.

“Serena Deeb. ‘Professor.’ I’m going to teach you a lesson today.” Serena Deeb asked for it when she pulled down the turnbuckle’s pad. It was all her fault, and yet she says Shida cheated? Don’t whine! Just ask for the rematch. And Shida’s answer: “Bring it! I’ll beat you down again!”

 

Schiavone is in the ring with Brian Pillman Jr!

Schiavone wants BPJ’s reaction to these last couple of weeks in regards to the actions of Malakai Black. BPJ says what happened was that in Greensboro, North Carolina, BPJ’s tag partner and brother, Griff Garrison, “walked right into the House of Black.” Admittedly, BPJ can’t remember that night. But what he can’t get out of his head is the sound of the bell ringing over and over again while Malakai tried to end Griff’s career! So what did BPJ do? He stormed in to protect his brother. But as he got up, that’s where things are a bit fuzzy, and his memory goes completely black. Next thing BPJ knows, he’s right down on the ground next to the person he was trying to protect.

So congratulations to Malakai on the cheap shot! It wasn’t the first and it won’t be the last. As a second generation wrestler, BPJ has busted his ass day in and day out since day one, right here in Jacksonville, Florida! BPJ calls out Malakai, and says it is his turn to take a trip. BPJ won’t kick down the door, that’s what Malakai wants. BPJ never knew his father, what kind of man he really was, but what he learned from Brian Pillman Senior’s life is that you only get one! BPJ isn’t giving Malakai his! Next week, we see a brand new Brian Pillman Junior! But then the lights go out! And on stage, appears MALAKAI! Malakai takes off the hood and mask, and points to BPJ!

The lights then go out again, and Malakai disappears. BPJ is seething, but will being bulletproof be enough to survive the House of Black?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Rampage New Year’s Smash!

After being called out by the Men of the Year and Dan Lambert, as well as assaulting brother Dustin, Cody Rhodes is stepping up! Cody puts his TNT Championship on the line against Ethan Page! Will All Ego take that title right off the American Nightmare to close out the year? Plus, Darby Allin takes on Anthony Bowens 1v1 in a big singles showdown!

 

The Acclaimed speak.

Max Caster says, “Ain’t it funny how in AEW, to be in the main event, you gotta wrestle the main event tag team, huh?” The main event ain’t even ranked! The Acclaimed is a well oiled machine! Caster even helps Bowens oil up. Bowens tells Darby that this Friday, they get in the ring so Bowens can beat that “My Chemical Romance looking ass all over Jacksonville to ring in the New Year!” Because EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! And that’s a mic drop!

Sting & Darby respond!

Sting marvels at how many people can talk about main event matches so casually. When Sting started, every match he was in was treated like the main event. Just food for thought. Darby says many have tried to stop them, but all they’ve done is try. Darby could be the first match or the last match on the card, but he has no ego. It doesn’t matter. So Bowens, Rampage New Year’s Smash, “I’m ready.”

But wait! There’s more!

As Ricky Starks mentioned, there will be a Technique By Taz all about Hook for Rampage! And then, to finally settle things before the year is over, Penelope Ford & The Bunny take on #TayJay, Tay Conti & Anna Jay, in a TAG TEAM STREET FIGHT!

AEW hears from the four women in that Tag Team Street Fight.

Anna Jay says, “Tay and I have both beaten Penelope Ford & The Bunny fair and square.” Tay adds, “A bunch of times.” But those two have also cheated. So now they can just have a Street Fight where there are no rules. The Bunny is sure Conti thinks she’s so tough with the blackbelts and the kicks, but this isn’t karate, kids. And in the end, the good guys won’t win. Ford says, “We’re the most psychotic bitches in town. And who knows what toys we’ll bring this Friday night on Rampage.”

 

Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy & Best Friends VS Adam Cole, Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly!

Freshly Squeezed, the Kentucky Gentleman and #JustTrent have all had their problems with the Panama City Playboy, the Infamous One and the Violent Artist, some of this going all the way back to their days in ROH! But now that they’re all #AllElite, will Cole, Fish & O’Reilly still be undisputed? Or will there be some doubt left in their minds after taking on literal Best Friends?

The trios sort out, Kyle starts against Chuck Taylor. They circle, feel it out, and Kyle KICKS Chuck’s leg. Chuck gets a headlock, Kyle powers out but Chuck runs Kyle over. Things speed up and Kyle hits a kitchen sink knee! Chuck gets away to the corner while fans chant, “Undisputed! Undisputed!” Trent tags in, he and Kyle circle. Kyle KICKS, Trent blocks but Kyle SLAPS free! Trent fires a forearm, Kyle gives it back, and they go back and forth. Kyle KICKS the leg, Trent CHOPS, but Kyle KIKCS. Trent CHOPS, Kyle KICKS, but then Kyle blocks the chop to fire off knees. Kyle runs, into a ROLLING ELBOW! Trent runs, into a JUMP KNEE!

Kyle goes for the ax but Trent dodges to CHOP! Double BOOTS hit, but they both stay up, only for double BOOTS to hit again! They both fall, but Kyle’s right back up! Trent gets up, the two stand off, and they decide to tag out to Fish and Cassidy. Cassidy throws his sunglasses at Fish! Then he bobs ‘n’ weaves with Fish, to “fire off” the shin kicks! Fish kicks but Cassidy ducks to roll him up! TWO, Fish kicks and ROCKS Cassidy with strikes from all sides! Fish snapmares Cassidy near ropes, then goes out and slingshots in, only for Cassidy to avoid the senton! Cassidy raises his hands, but Fish rushes out after him! Cassidy slides in, then puts his hands in his pockets!

But Kyle distracts the ref so Cole can CLOBBER Cassidy! Fish hits the slingshot senton! Tag to Cole, Cole whips Cassidy to a corner, but Cassidy goes up and out and slingshots in to get around and shove Cole into the corner! Tag to Trent, he fires forearms, then tags Chuck. Best Friends double whip corner to corner, then they wave Cassidy on. Cassidy winds up and goes as fast as a sloth can, Chuck forearm smashes first! Trent clotheslines, Cassidy arrives to feed Cole to double shoulders! The Best Friends shake hands to double elbow drop! But reDRagon gets in to attack Best Friends! They whip, Best Friends CLOBBER each of them!

Kyle is sent out, then Fish. Best Friends bring it in, but Cole & reDRagon ruin the group hug! Kyle BOOTS Cassidy down, Cole bumps Chuck off buckles. Chuck reverses the whip but Cole sends him out. Chuck DECKS Fish, ROCKS Cole, but Kyle gets the leg for a DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Fish sweeps the legs! Chuck crashes down and Cole soaks up the heat. Cole takes his time going to Chuck as AEW goes picture in picture.

Cole drags Chuck up, POSTS him, then drags Chuck up and into the ring. Cole drags Chuck up to turn and NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Tag to Kyle, he stomps Chuck, then drags Chuck up to wrench the arm. ELBOW BREAKER, another wrench, and Kyle wrangles Chuck down to a hammerlock. Kyle KNEES and CLUBS the arm, then KNEES and CLUBS the other side. Kyle runs to SLIDING KNEE! Then he fish hooks Chuck’s nose! The ref reprimands, Kyle tags Fish, reDRagon mugs Chuck. Fish wrenches and uppercuts Chuck’s arm, then wrenches it again to CLUB it. Fish puts Chuck in the corner, stomps him and digs in a boot.

The ref counts, Fish distracts the ref so Cole and Kyle can get shots in! Cole and Kyle let off before the ref sees it, and Fish digs his knee in. The ref counts that, Fish lets off at 4 to tag Cole. Cole drags Chuck up to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Cole keeps on Chuck with a chinlock but Chuck endures. Chuck fights up, throws body shots, but Cole CLUBS him then throws him out. The ref keeps his eyes on reDRagon as AEW returns to single picture. Cole says the ref should be wary of Cassidy, and that gives Kyle the opening! Kyle whips Chuck but Chuck reverses and Kyle crashes into railing! Chuck CLOBBERS Fish, but runs into Cole’s fireman’s carry! USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO!

Fans rally up, Cole stalks Chuck, but he SUPERKICKS Cassidy down! Trent glares at Cole but Cole tags to Kyle. Cole rushes Chuck but he gets thrown out! Chuck BOOTS Kyle, hot tag to Trent! Trent DECKS Kyle, Cole trips Trent, but Trent DECKS Cole! Trent avoids Kyle’s plancha to then CLOBBER Fish! Fish swings into a HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEX! Kyle runs in, leaps, GUILLOTINE! But Trent BACK DROPS free! Fans fire up as Trent runs in at Kyle in the corner, BIG back elbow! And then TORANDO DDT! Cover, TWO! Kyle survives but Trent keeps cool. Trent gets Kyle up but Kyle slips under to KICK a leg, and he trips Trent to get the leg.

Trent kicks Kyle away, Kyle distracts the ref, Cole PELES Trent from the apron! Kyle BOOTS Chuck down, and Chuck tumbles down the steel steps! Fish tags in, he RAMS Trent into a corner! Kyle runs in to forearm smash! Fish runs in to knee! Kyle GAMANGIRIS, then feeds to Fish’s tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Kyle adds the KNEE DROP! Cover, TWO! Trent is still in this and fans fire up! “This is Awesome!” as Trent DOUBLE STOMPS Fish from the corner! Trent crawls, as does Fish, hot tags to Cassidy and Kyle! CROSSBODY to Kyle! DIVE and Fish is sent into the wall! Cole kicks Cassidy, suplexes, STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy runs, Kyle rushes in, tilt-o-whirl but no DDT!

Kyle KNEES Cassidy low, then double underhooks. Fish joins in to wheelbarrow Cassidy for a DRAPING BUTTERFLY DDT, to a BOOSTED WHEELBARROW SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy survives and reDRagon can’t believe it! Kyle tags Fish, then Fish tags Cole. Kyle fireman’s carries Cassidy for Cole to SUPERKICK, and then reDRagon set up, HIGH LOW! Cole covers, Chuck breaks it! Chuck throws Kyle out, Fish DECKS Chuck! Trent DECKS Fish, then Trent goes out to stalk Fish. Fish kicks back on the ramp and gives Trent a slingshot suplex! But Chuck BOOTS Fish down! Chuck stalks Cole, but Cole SUPERKICKS!

Cole has the higher ground, and he takes aim, PANAMA SUN- NO! Back drop to the ramp! Chuck targets reDRagon on the outside, and he runs the narrow walkway to CANNONBALL! Fish & Kyle go down and fans are loving all of this! Trent sees Cole, and he SPEARS him right down on the ramp! Trent throws Cole back in for Cassidy to FLYING DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Cole survives but Chuck gets back in! Chuck hits the AWFUL WAFFLE, then feeds to Trent’s PILEDRIVER! Cassidy tops it off, Alabama lift to BEACH BREAK!! Cover, reDRagon breaks it!! Fans are loving “A E DUB! A E DUB!” and this farewell to TNT!

Kyle drags Cole over to their corner, and he tags in! Kyle snarls and drags Cassidy up for Kowata Kicks! Cassidy blocks one and he looks MAD! Cassidy can get mad?! Cassidy swings but Kyle knees low! AX AND SMASH!! Cassidy wobbles, Kyle runs, but Cassidy dodges and the BOOT hits Cole! Cassidy rolls Kyle up, TWO!! Kyle runs in, Cassidy dodges again, Chuck ROCKS Kyle! Hot tag to the Kentucky Gentleman! Chuckie T gives Kyle a Sexy Chuckie Knee! Trent is back, he LARIATS Kyle inside out! Fish gets in, but he gets SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! Fans fire up as the Best Friends HUG! GOT to give the people what they want!

Wait, Brandon Cutler runs out, spraying the spray all over the place? The hell is he up to? Cutler gets in, Best Friends DECK him, but that’s a distraction so the Buck scan get in to DOUBL ESUPERKICK! Kyle and Fish give Chuck CHASING THE DRAGON!! Cover, CFO wins!

Winners: Adam Cole, Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly, by pinfall

It seems the Bucks were willing to work with reDRagon because of their mutual friend in Adam Cole! The ref raises reDRagon’s hands, but the Bucks act like reDRagon neglected Cole? Then maybe there isn’t cohesion between all of Cole’s comrades?


My Thoughts:

A great Dynamite to close out the TNT Era and go into the TBS Era. Well, apparently Rampage stays on TNT, since it’s just an hour on Fridays, but we’re apparently going to be getting plenty of “Saturday Night Fights” specials from now on. But speaking of which, what is even the point of Battle of the Belts now that we’re getting so much on the TBS premiere? The AEW World Championship got a great hype vignette for Hangman VS Danielson II, and given how big it is, putting it on the TBS premiere does make sense since that episode needs to be big. And same goes for the TBS Championship match, because duh, it’s the TBS Championship.

But why are we putting the AEW World Tag Team Championships on the TBS premiere? It’s great that we’re getting that match but I thought we were getting it for Battle of the Belts. Is Battle of the Belts only an hour? That’s a bit of a shame, that just makes it like a themed Rampage. At least it’s getting the AEW Women’s World Championship, which also got a good hype vignette. But at the same time, Britt VS Riho seems easy to call: Britt retains. I feel like the same goes for the tag title match. The Lucha Brothers are just that good of a tag team. And they’ve got plenty of teams they can take on in the TBS Era to really excite the fans.

The TBS Championship semifinal match tonight was great stuff, especially with the story of Rosa going after the legs. And they even had a good way of protecting Rosa while still keeping Jade going with Mercedes attacking Rosa. Mercedes has gone back and forth between AEW and WWE, and with WWE having thrown her away again, I’m thinking Mercedes is going to stay in AEW and be part of Sterling’s “client list.” Jade VS Ruby is going to be awesome, but I’m thinking Jade wins to live up to #ThatBitchShow. And Rampage giving us the Tag Team Street Fight blow off for Ford & Bunny VS TayJay is going to be great stuff, too, and I hope the Faces win there.

The Six Man Tag of Kingston, Santana & Ortiz VS Garcia & 2point0 was great stuff, especially with Kingston so obsessed with getting after Garcia. I should’ve figured Garcia & 2point0 would cheat to win, but I also figured it’d bring Jericho out after them. I’m pretty sure this now means Kingston and Jericho will have to work together to settle things with Garcia & 2point0, and somehow they do to come out on top. Then after that, we need Proud ‘n’ Powerful feuding with Lucha Brothers, mostly because Santana & Ortiz need that feud. Sammy had a good cue card promo, but I’m not sure if he’ll get that TNT title off Cody.

Speaking of, Cody VS Ethan for this week’s Rampage is great news. To think it would be Brandi Rhodes who made a Dan Lambert segment great stuff. Her line about blackbelt VS Black bitch was awesome! And while I’m pretty sure Cody retains, I now want Rhodes Brothers VS Men of the Year. That could end up with Cody wanting the tag titles, and adding more heat to his Face Not Face story. Cody could be one title away from the Triple Crown, and then in the ultimate Heel move, he undoes the world title embargo he put on himself early on and tries to take the title from Hangman or whoever.

And then speaking of the world title, great stuff from MJF and CM Punk. I hope both of these guys start having regularly scheduled matches on Dynamite, that’ll help with the transition to TBS. AEW Revolution is going to be later in the year than before, so that gives both guys plenty of time to build up and then end up the #1 and #2 contenders, who will then have to face each other to determine THE #1 contender to the title. MJF also slipped in the news of the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match 2, and I actually do hope Wardlow wins, then wins the TNT title, so he can smack MJF with it and effectively quit The Pinnacle.

Then last but not least, we got awesome stuff out of the building Adam Cole story. Great promo to loosely reference Cole VS Kyle in NXT while also resetting their kayfabe for AEW, and then we got a great main event Six Man Tag. Maybe even PPV tier, since this was the last Dynamite on TNT. The Bucks helping reDRagon win but then acting like reDRagon were in the wrong was a great bit of mind games from the Bucks, and I have a feeling that the Bucks’ attempts at keeping Cole with them will backfire so that Cole sides with reDRagon. Then Kenny Omega comes back, he’s upset with Cole, we get our ultimate Six Man of The Elite VS Undisputed Era at like Double or Nothing 2022.

My Score: 9.1/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (7/12/24)

Top Flight is on a Rampage!

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Time to rumble, bad man, rumble.

After weeks of back and forth, Top Flight finally has it out with Shane Taylor Promotions in a Six Man Tag match! Who proves to be the baddest trio in AEW?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Malakai Black & Brody King VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling; Malakai & Brody win.
  • Roderick Strong w/ The Kingdom VS Ben Bishop; Roddy wins.
  • Fatal 4 Way: Rey Fenix VS Komander VS Angelico VS AR Fox; Fenix wins.
  • Thunder Rosa VS Rachael Ellering; Rosa wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Top Flight & Action Andretti VS Shane Taylor Promotions; STP wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Malakai Black & Brody King VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling & Josh Woods!

The Kings of the Black Throne claim they’re not enraged over Buddy Matthews being attacked, and yet they’re on a Rampage! Well, bad puns aside, will they unstoppable from now until they have avenged their Aussie Juggernaut? Or will Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari make everyone take them serious from now on?

The teams sort out and the fans hoot and bark. Malakai starts against Daivari and the two circle. The fans rally up, the two feel things out, then tie up. Malakai headlocks, grinds, but Daivari powers up and out. Daivari drops, hurdles, but Malakai waits. Daivari ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Malakai blocks the kick. Daivari narrowly avoids the roundhouse! Daivari backs up while Malakai sits down cross-legged. The fans fire up but Daivari tags Nese. Nese runs up, but Malakai ducks under the kick! Malakai kips up so Nese ROCKS him with a forearm! Malakai shoves Nese to ELBOW him down!

Malakai drags Nese over, tags Brody and the fans fire up. Nese scrambles away as the fans bark and hoot. Nese flexes, he isn’t intimidate. Nese CHOPS, but Brody doesn’t flinch! Nese grabs the beard and says Brody is his b*tch now! Brody CHOPS Nese off his feet! Brody barks, the fans join in, and then Brody CHOPS Nese! The fans “WOO~!” and Brody CHOPS Nese again! Brody fires forearms and CHOPS, then whips corner to corner. Nese rebounds, into a BIG back drop! Nese staggers up, into a scoop and SLAM! Brody runs to SENTON! Cover, TWO! Nese survives, so Brody drags him right up and tags in Malakai.

The House mugs Nese, double whips him corner to corner, then Brody sends Malakai in. Nese dodges to then ROCK Malakai! Nese BOOTS Brody, whips Malakai at him, but Malakai rolls off Brody’s back. Nese dodges Brody’s lariat but Malakai BOOTS him into the LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Malakai drags Nese up, drags him back over, and tags Brody. They mug Nese some more, and the fans fire up as Brody pumps up that rm. Brody runs, but Woods DUMPS Brody out! Nese distracted the ref and Malakai protests, but the fans boo. Daivari hurries after Brody but Brody grabs Daivari by the neck! Nese FOSBURY FLOPS Brody down!

The fans boo as The Premier Athletes now mugs Brody! Malakai protests but the ref keeps him back, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

The Premier Athletes let off to high-five with Woods & Sterling, then the ref starts a ring count. Nese catches his breath before he drags big Brody up. Nese puts Brody in the ring, tags Daivari, and they mug Brody more, They both run, to DOUBLE SHOULDER Brody down! Cover, TWO! Daivari hurries to bring Brody around in a facelock, and turns him for a NECKBREAKER! Daivari CHOKES Brody on ropes, the ref counts, and Daivari lets off. Daivari argues with the ref, so that Sterling can CHOKE Brody! Sterling scurries away like the weasel he is, and then Daivari stands on Brody in the corner!

The ref counts, Daivari lets off and he drags Brody over. Tag to Nese, and Nese stomps Brody while Daivari anchors the legs. Rampage returns to single picture as Nese and Daivari let off. Nese soaks up heat, stalks Brody to the corner, and he grins as he says “All day, baby.” Nese CHOPS but Brody gets mad! Brody fires forearms and elbows, DECKS Nese, then storms up. Nese throat chops! Then Nese runs, but into an URENAGE! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Brody crawls, reaches out, hot tags to Malakai and Daivari! Malakai rallies on Daivari with big elbows and then a strike fest! LEG SWEEP!

Nese gets in but Malakai ELBOWS him down! Daivari kicks and whips but Malakai RANAS! Nese is up but the JUMP KNEE knocks him down! Daivari stands and Malakai QUEBRADAS him down! Cover, TWO! Daivari survives but the fans rally behind Malakai. Malakai storms around, stands Daivari up and suplexes. Daivari slips free, but Malakai fires a strike fest! Daivari SUPERKICKS first! Tag to Nese but then Malakai DECKS Daivari! Nese leaps in but Malakai dodges! ROUNDHOUSE! Nese falls, Woods gets up! Woods ducks a shot, but then Brody SWEEPS the legs! Woods crashes off the apron and fans fire up!

Wait, Daivari sneaks in, armed with Sterling’s clipboard! Malakai turns around, CLIPBOARD SMASH!! The plastic explodes off of Malakai’s head!! Daivari gets outta there, the ref wonders what happened, and then Daivari BOOTS Brody! PLANCHA and down goes Brody! Nese hits a 450 SPLASH! A rough landing but Nese makes the cover, TWO?!? Malakai survives and Sterling is freaking out! Daivari reaches out, Nese crawls over, but Brody YANKS Daivari down! Brody RAMS Daivari into barriers! Brody makes Daivari take a seat so he can forearm and CHOP! Brody barks, Sterling panics, and Brody runs back in, but Sterling gets in the way!

Brody snarls, but then he just SPLASHES Sterling and Daivari! Nese is shocked by what he just saw! Malakai runs up, Nese bucks the O’Conner Roll! Nese runs up, into a KNEE! And then a suplex, for a BRAINBUSTER! Malakai hurries up top, but Nese SHORYUKENS! And GAMANGIRIS! Nese drags Malakai down then climbs up. 450 SPLASH onto knees! That’s an even rougher landing than before! Daivari hurries back up but Brody catches him for a SLEEPER! And now, Malakai lifts Nese up, for THE END! Cover, The House of Black wins!

Winners: Malakai Black & Brody King, by pinfall

Brody DROPS Daivari when the bell rings, The House having completely demolished The Premier Athletes. Will they not be stopped until they have what they want?

 

Roderick Strong w/ The Kingdom VS Ben Bishop!

The Savior of the Backbreaker is set for an ROH World Championship #1 contender’s match tomorrow night on Collision against Dalton Castle. But in an occasion of turnabout is fair play, The Conglomeration is watching him from commentary! Will the presence of Kyle O’Reilly, Orange Cassidy & Mark Briscoe make Roddy better or worse than usual?

The bell rings and Kyle says that while he loves and appreciates Roddy, Taven & Bennett, they’re being more like the Undisputed Cling-dom! Meanwhile, big Ben Bishop stalks some smack on Roddy, and then pretends he can’t see him. Roddy says okay, be that way. They tie up, Cassidy points out just how tall Ben is, and big Ben shoves Roddy down! The fans fire up, Roddy comes right back, but Ben TOSSES him away! Roddy bails out, the fans fire up for Ben, and The Kingdom coaches Roddy up. Roddy runs in, dodges Ben, and kicks at the legs! Ben drops to size so Roddy and CHOP! CHOP! And CHOP!

Roddy kicks the legs, fires boxing elbows, then ELBOWS Ben before he runs and SICK KICKS! Then he hits an OLYMPIC SLAM! The fans fire up with Roddy and the Kingdom, then the STRONG KNEE knocks Ben down! Cover, Roddy wins!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall

The Conglomeration is in agreement, that was impressive work by Roddy, because Roddy is indeed that good. But Cassidy says it is time to go stare down with them. The Conglomeration stand on stage to stare down The Kingdom, but Roddy needs to focus on tomorrow night. Will Roddy punch his golden ticket to an ROH World Championship match? Or will it be The Peacock that means the Sussex County Chicken in Arlington, Texas?

 

Deonna Purrazzo speaks.

The Virtuosa is served a glass of wine, and says we’ve never been formally introduced. We’ve all seen what she can do in the ring, but does anyone know what it means to be THE Virtuosa. “Wrestling isn’t just a sport or an art form, it’s both. And more set to a quickening pace than a staccato beat of bodies slamming, bones cracking, tendons tearing! All building towards a beautiful and violent crescendo.” Deonna likes what AEW has forced her to become. “Because here, actions have consequences.” And Deonna vows to burn the empire to the ground, to remake it in her own image. This is the Age of the Virtuosa.

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite 250!

On top of the opening match being Ospreay VS MJF for the International Championship, as well as Swerve VS Okada in a Champion VS Champion showdown, Mercedes Mone has issued an Open Challenge to the TBS Championship! Well, mostly open, as she is EXCLUDING Britt Baker! The DMD won’t be happy about this, but who will step up to The CEO?

 

Fatal 4 Way: Rey Fenix VS Komander VS Angelico VS AR Fox!

This is going to be a fast ‘n’ furious match starring men capable of fantastic feats both in the air and on the mat! And with there still being time before All In, who uses this night as a launching pad towards a title opportunity?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. The four circle, and then Fenix and Komander stare down. They nod and shake hands, and they go after Fox and Angelico! Fox blocks a kick, Angelico wrenches an arm, and then Fox wrenches Fenix to a cording hold. Komander uses Fenix to wall run and flip out of the armlock! Fenix and Komander each reverse the wrenches, then kick and body shot. Fenix uses Angelico to flip up and over and wrench again, but Angelico headlocks. Komander sends Angelico into Fox, Fenix rolls Angelico up, but Komander rolls Fenix! Fox rolls Komander, TWO! Angelico sweeps Fox to cover, ONE!

All four men stand off and the fans fire up. Angelico does the Bernie Lean! But then he gets TRIPLE BOOTS for it! Fox runs up, Komander & Fenix kick and CHOP him. The luchadores double whip Fox but he reverses to TOSS Fenix out! Komander runs in but Fox mule kicks his leg out! Komander ends up on ropes, Fox runs in to STRADDLE ATTACK DROPKICK COMBO, sending Fenix into railing! Fox gest back up to trip Komander and he goes up the corner, to QUEBRADA Fenix! Fox somersaults in to then deadlift ANARCHY SUPLEX on Komander! Cover, Angelico breaks it! Angelico JABS Fox, JABS, then brings him around.

Angelico whips, Fox reverses but Angelico rolls off Fox’s back. Fox jumps the sweep but the EDDY GORDO KICK hits! Fox falls back, Angelico coves, but Fenix slingshots in to SUPERKICK it apart! The fans rally as Fenix kicks Fox out of the ring. Angelico bails out, and now Fenix is alone with Komander. The amigos nod while the fans fire up, and the forearms start flying! Fenix CHOPS, then runs up, but into a BOOT! Fenix staggers back, Komander runs up and FLIPPING RANAS! The fans fire up, Komander runs in at the corner, but Fenix puts him on the apron. Fenix ROCKS Komander, whips him into the POST!

Fenix goes up and tightrope walk PENALTY KICKS! The fans fire up with Fenix while Komander falls. Fenix goes out, and he CHOPS Fox, while Rampage goes picture in picture.

Fenix KICKS Angelico, then runs around the way and goes up the railing to KICK Komander back down! The front row fires up with Fenix and he goes back to Fox. Fenix CHOPS Fox, whips him, but Fox reverses to POST Fenix! Fox high-fives fans, but Komander runs up to FLYING CHUCK! Angelico stomps Fenix, then he stomps Komander. Angelico even stomps Fox down! Angelico JABS Komander, ROCKS him, and Komander staggers away. Fox kicks Komander, then kicks Angelico. Fox CLUBS Angelico, then RAMS him into railing! But then Fenix BOOTS Fox down! Fenix puts Angelico in and puts him in a corner.

Fenix CHOPS, and Angelico sputters as he staggers away. Angelico goes to the apron, Fenix goes out to bring Komander around to CLUB him. Fox storms up but Fenix CHOPS! Fenix CHOPS Komander, kicks at Fox but Fox blocks. Fox spins Fenix around to CHOP! And then APRON BACK SUPLEX! Fenix ends up folded up and he flops to the floor. Komander KICKS Fox in the leg, puts him in, and kicks him more. Komander puts Fox in a corner to CHOP, and Rampage goes to break!

Rampage returns and while Fox brings Angelico up, Fenix kips up to SUPERKICK Fox! Those three men are down and the fans rally up. Komander is somewhere on the outside, but Fenix brings Angelico up. Fenix KICKS Angelico, then shouts “ANIMO!” Somersault, into a takedown! Short arm scissor and a spin, HALF CRAB ARMLOCK FUSION! But Fox stomps Angelico! Angelico trips Fox, ties the legs up, NAVARRO DEATH ROLL! Angelico has the TRAILER HITCH, but Komander is back! CIELITO LINDO onto Angelico!! Cover, TWO!! Angelico survives but Komander SOBATS Fox! And then TORNADO DDT!

The fans fire up as Komander crawls to the cover, but Fenix springboards in to DOUBLE STOMP it! Memphis is thunderous and Fenix wrenches Komander. Fenix reels Komander in, fireman’s carries, but Komander pops it into a CRUCIFIX DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!! Fenix survives and the fans fire up again! Komander waits on Fenix, Fenix SOBATS first! And KICKS again! Fenix pushes Komander to a corner, to then JUMP SOBAT! Fenix fires up, the fans are with him, and Fenix puts Komander up top. Fenix CHOPS, climbs, and brings Komander around. Komander fires body shots! Fox is back, and he joins in!

Fox CHOPS and CLUBS the luchadores, then climbs up. Fenix CLUBS Fox for it, and the luchadores work together again to SHOVE Fox down! Fox ends up folded, then Komander and Fenix brawl again. Angelico CLUBS Komander right as he CHOPS Fenix! Angelico takes aim, and he waistlocks Komander! Komander clings to ropes for dear life! Fenix BOOTS Angelico down, then he and Komander brawl some more! Komander stands, Fenix SHOVES him, and Komander MOONSAULTS right onto Angelico! Fenix then FROG SPLASHES onto Fox! Cover, TWO?!? Fox survives, so Fenix drags him into a CRUCIFIX COBRA CLUTCH!! Fenix TAPS, Fenix wins!

Winner: Rey Fenix, by submission

The Immortal Firebird brings out something new in his arsenal and takes the win! But will Fenix be flying towards golden opportunities as AEW prepares for All In?

 

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite.

Renee Paquette caught up with Chris Jericho, “Big Bill” Morrissey & Bryan Keith, and asks what the hell. Yes, she’s seen The Learning Tree do “a ton of horrible other things” throughout his career, but tonight with Samoa Joe crossed a line. What was he thinking? Jericho smiles, the leather belt gifted to him by Martha Hart still wrapped around his hand. He waves to the camera and says, “Hi, guys. And Renee, I don’t know why you’re so surprised. This is exactly what I’ve been saying for a long, long time. If you’ve listen to The Learning Tree, good things happen. Look at The Redwood and Bad Apple.

“But if you don’t listen to The Learning Tree, bad things happen. Shibata had a chance, now his arm is hurt. Hook had a chance, we had to burn his face off with a fireball. And Samoa Joke, for years, I’ve been telling you to listen to The Learning Tree, you didn’t, we ran you through a wall, and now you’re in the hospital.” Bill is stifling a laugh this entire time. Jericho says if Joe needs something to help with his inflamed muscles he might have, try ginger and black pepper. It’s really good for you. See, Renee? Lots of lessons to be learned. And even more will be learned on Dynamite 250, with a special edition of TV Time with Chris Jericho. Thanks, guys~…!

Jericho leaves, and Bill says one of the biggest lessons that Jericho has taught them is that the more TV Time, the better. And they want as much TV Time as possible! Because The Learning Tree, The Bad Apple and The Redwood are always maximizing their minutes. She should try it some time. Keith says if you don’t respect Chris Jericho, they will MAKE you respect Chris Jericho. Will everyone in AEW learn the hard way that Jericho isn’t kidding around?

 

Thunder Rosa VS Rachael Ellering!

We heard the Virtuosa speak her mind, but La Mera Mera looks to show, not tell. Will Rosa be more than ready to go another round with Deonna? Or will the Queen of Strong Smile make some bold moves of her own?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Rachael shoves Rosa away, and the two reset. They tie up, Rosa headlocks, but Rachael lifts her! Rachael throws Rosa away but Rosa comes back to DROPKICK! Rachael goes to a corner, Rosa runs in to LARIAT! The fans fire up and Rosa goes corner to corner to ELBOW! Rachael staggers, Rosa KICKS a leg out! Rosa then runs to LARIAT Rachael down! Cover, TWO! Rosa clamps on with a chinlock, then shifts up to an armlock. Rosa CHOPS Rachael, ELBOWS her, then throws down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL elbows! Cover, TWO! Rachael goes to a corner, but Rosa CHOPS her again!

Rachael staggers away but Rosa puts Rachael in another corner, and CHOPS again! Rosa whips, Rachael reverses and Rosa ends up in a corner. Rachael runs in to LARIAT! Rachael keeps moving, and she UPPERCUTS Rosa down! The fans fire up and Rachael says “SWISH!” SENTON! Cover, TWO! The fans rally up but Rachael keeps on Rosa. Rachael CHOPS Rosa, storms up and CHOPS again. Rachael whips corner to corner hard, then runs in to LARIAT again! Rachael whips Rosa back in, runs in, but Rosa dodges! The fans rally up for Rosa as she LOCO LARIATS! Then she sits Rachael down to SWINGING METEORA!

The fans fire up and Rosa aims as Rachael goes to ropes. BANG and Rosa runs in to DROPKICK! Rachael sputters, Rosa reels her in, but Rachael bucks the driver! High stack, TWO! Rachael hurries to whip Rosa, but Rosa holds ropes. Rosa BOOTS back, runs up, and wheelbarrows, victory roll into a STOMP 182! Rosa then clamps on and has the COBRA CAMEL CLUTCH! Rachael taps, Rosa wins!

Winner: Thunder Rosa, by submission

La Mera Mera shows respect to Rachael by helping her up and hugging it out. But then DEONNA runs out there! And she SHOVES Rachael into Rosa! Then she DECKS Rachael for the hell of it before going after Rosa! Rachael drags Deonna off of Rosa, so Deonna BOOTS her down! The fans boo but Deonna BOOTS Rosa down! The Virtuosa shows her violent side, but will Rosa make her regret it?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

On top of Strong VS Castle in an ROH World Championship #1 contender’s match, and on top of Konosuke Takeshita VS Tommy Billington, The Bang Bang Gang is back in action. Will Juice Robinson & The Gunns keep the momentum going? Plus, Nyla Rose is back, we see Skye Blue VS Harley Cameron 1v1, and in the main event, it will be Kyle O’Reilly & Orange Cassidy representing The Conglomeration against THE Kingdom, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett. Could we see some Freshly Squeezed #1 contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Championships, too? Or will Taven & Bennett secure that night off they’ve been wanting?

 

BREAKING NEWS elsewhere!

Willow Nightingale is going to be part of the big NJPW-CMLL crossover tradition, Fantastica Mania! She, Viva Van and Lluvia will compete for the now vacated CMLL Women’s World Championship! The Babe with the Power may not have gone back-to-back in the Owen Hart Cup, but will she return to AEW as a world champion all the same?

 

Six Man Tag: Top Flight & Action Andretti VS Shane Taylor Promotions!

There have been more words flying back and forth between these trios than anything, but now it is time to put up or shut up! Will The Martin Brothers & The Sight to See show everyone why they’re the Coldest Trio in the Game? Or will Lee Moriarty, Anthony Ogogo & the man himself, Big Bad Shaney T swat them all out of the sky?

The trios sort out and Darius starts against #TAIGASTYLE. Shane talks trash to the fans talking trash while Darius and Lee tie up. Lee waistlocks, full nelsons, but Darius uses his leg for leverage. Darius breaks free, standing switches, then half nelsons to slip around and headlock. Lee powers up and out, but Darius runs him over! Things keep moving, Lee hurdles and runs to then roll over the dropdown. Lee swaggers, kicks Darius, then whips him to a corner. Darius goes up and over Lee, runs back in, but Lee goes up and under! Lee runs in and blocks an elbow to then backslide Darius! ONE, and Lee goes for a leg!

Darius smothers the takedown, rolls Lee to a lateral press, TWO! Darius arm-drags, then DROPKICKS! The fans fire up and Darius dusts himself off. Lee gets away to tag Ogogo, so Darius tags Dante. Angel Dorado talks smack on the Olympic bronze medalist boxer. They tie up, Ogogo pushes Dante away and says that was easy. Easy! Dante says okay, and they tie up again. Ogogo powers Dante to a corner, but Dante pushes him back. They go again, Dante gets around to then headlock. Ogogo back suplexes, Dante lands out and rolls Ogogo up! TWO, Ogogo swings but Dante dodges! Ogogo blocks a kick but Dante victory rolls, TWO!

Ogogo feints high to kick low, but Dante bobs ‘n’ weaves to JUMP KNEE! Dante wrenches and YANKS the arm, then tags Action. Action climbs, Dante sets up, Ogogo gets a TABLE TOP BLOCKBUSTER! Cover, TWO! The fans fire up and Action drags Ogogo up. But Ogogo powers him into the STP corner! Tag to Shane and he talks smack on Action. Action dodges the haymaker to fire body shots! Shane takes those shots, KNEES low, then whips Action. Action ducks ‘n’ dodges, and PELES! Shane staggers, Action gets moving, and Action rolls to RANA Shane up and out! Action then slingshots back in, but Lee steps in!

Action builds speed, the ref stops Lee, but the ref doesn’t see Ogogo CLOBBER Action! The fans boo and then the ref notices Ogogo, but Ogogo steps away. Shane storms into the ring to drag Action up and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Shane drags Action over to the STP corner, and he CHOPS Action! Lee exaggerates his shock, and then Shane DECKS Action. Shane drags Action up, tags Lee, and they mug Action. Lee stomps Action, drags him up, bumps him off buckles, and Lee fires forearms and CHOPS on repeat! The ref counts, Lee stomps a mudhole, but the ref gets in there to stop him. Lee and the ref argue, but STP just applauds. Shane tags in, Action fires hands! Action backs Shane down, but Shane ROCKS Action in return! Action wobbles, drops to his knees, and Shane HEADBUTTS him down. Shane looms over Action, then drags him back up.

Shane back suplexes, Action lands out to tag Dante! Dante fires forearms over and over and over! Dante puts some stank on it, but Shane dodges! So Dante DECKS Lee! Dante kicks but Shane blocks, to KNEE back! Shane then uses both hands to SKY HIGH! Cover, TWO!! Dante survives, Shane gets mad and Shane brings him around to the corner. Tag to Ogogo and they mug Dante. Ogogo brings Dante out to scoop and SLAM! Ogogo runs to drop a leg, brother! Cover, TWO! Ogogo argues with the ref, then he drags Action up. Ogogo RAMS Dante, then BOOTS him down! Ogogo scuffs Dante while staying between him and Top Flight.

Dante fires body shots in return, but Ogogo kicks low! Oogo snap suplexes, covers, TWO as Dante bridges! Lee runs in to BLAST Top Flight, then Ogogo drags Dante up. Ogogo whips Dante hard into the corner, then tags Shane. Rampage returns to single picture as Shane talks smack on Dante. Shane has Lee & Ogogo hold Dante up, but Dante BOOTS back! Dante fights free of the others, BOOTS again, and then goes up and up to FLYING BULLDOG! The fans fire up as Dante crawls for his corner! Hot tag to Darius! Air Wolf rallies on STP with big forearms! UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT on Lee, then Darius whips.

Lee reverses the whip but Darius catches him to an atomic drop! Darius keeps moving, HOTSHOT BULLDOG! GAMANGIRI! Darius fires up, steps in, COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO!! Lee survives the onslaught but the fans rally up. Darius drags Lee up and fireman’s carries, but Lee fights with elbows! Lee shoves Darius, Action tags in. Lee dodges Darius but Action BOOTS! Then SHOTGUN SNAP GERMAN COMBO! The fans fire up as Darius deadlifts for the BRAINBUSTER! Then Action STANDING SHOOTING STARS! Cover, Ogogo breaks it! Darius runs up but Ogogo kicks him. Ogogo scoops Darius, Darius slips free!

Darius & Action kick Ogogo then double clinch. Ogogo powers out, fires HEABUTTS and elbows! Fireman’s carry for Action, F5 AND A HALF! Action flounders, but Darius BOOTS Ogogo! Darius WALL RUN PELES! Ogogo falls, Shane storms in! Darius dodges, but the SOUTHPAW hits! Shane talks smack, but Dante JUMP KNEES him! Dante runs in to GAMANGIRI in the corner! Lee runs up, Dante BOOTS him! Dante runs but into a FLAPJACK! Lee then hurries to spin Dante around to THE FANG! But Dante flounders out of the ring! All six men are down around ringside and the fans fire up! Lee crawls, hot tag to Shane!

Shane spots Action rising, he and Lee go after Action. They double whip, Action handsprings, but they catch him! DOUBLE BACK SUPLEX, but Dante lands out! Action fires off forearms and elbows, and even CHOPS! Action kicks, Lee blocks, but then Lee ducks so the ENZIGIRI hits Shane! Lee CLUBS Action, Ogogo sends Darius into railing! Lee whips Action, Action ducks ‘n’ dodges to DIVE onto Ogogo! Action hurries back up, ROCKS Lee, and he springboards to FLYING LARIAT! Action kips up, the fans fire up, but Shane waistlocks. Action fires elbows until he’s free, then tries to fireman’s carry!? Shane is too big and bad!

Shane ELBOWS away on Action, gut wrenches, but Action slips free again! SUPERKICK! And another fireman’s carry!? But the back won’t hold the weight! Shane slips down to HEADBUTT! And then URENAGE! Shane flips Action back up to KNEE him in the face! Ogogo and Lee get in for defense, Shane DECKS Action!! Cover, STP wins!

Winners: Shane Taylor Promotions, by pinfall

That could’ve been a win by knockout with that killer haymaker! But will Shane Taylor Promotions continue to rampage until they prove they prove they’re the elite of All Elite Wrestling?


My Thoughts:

A really good Rampage, and while they shoved five matches onto this card again, they at least did their best to put story behind most of these. Roderick Strong was of course beating Ben Bishop, but they gave us a storyline plug by having The Conglomeration on commentary. And while Thunder Rosa was of course beating Rachael Ellering, they gave us story build with Deonna attacking them both. I feel like this will give us Deonna VS Ellering next, to stretch things out so that the true blowoff of Deonna VS Rosa isn’t until All In, probably in the All In Zero Hour. For that matter, that’s probably where Conglomeration VS Undisputed Kingdom 3v3 happens, too.

Great opening tag from House of Black VS Premier Athletes with Sterling & Woods of course getting involved, but great win for Malakai & Brody in that 4v2 situation. Still banking on them screwing over The Patriarchy during a Unified World Trios Championship match. The Six Man Tag was really good but not sure it was main event material compared to the Fatal 4 Way. Good stuff for the Six Man Tag, everyone got their shine, but that Fatal 4 Way was just incredible. Great win for Fenix to stay hot while all the titles have stories going into All In, but he could get a shot at like, Okada’s Continental Championship to give us a dream match moment before the PPV.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/10/24)

Who survives the Calgary Stampede?

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Who will go All In against the champions?

The Men’s and Women’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournaments reach the finals! Willow or Mariah, Danielson or Hangman, who heads to Wembley Stadium?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 2024 Men’s Owen Hart Cup Finals: Bryan Danielson VS Hangman Page; Bryan wins and advances to All In: Wembley.
  • Stampede Street Fight: Samoa Joe VS Chris Jericho; Jericho wins.
  • Global Glory Fatal 4 Way: Claudio Castagnoli VS Kyle Fletcher VS PAC VS Tomohiro Ishii; Pac wins and earns an opportunity for the AEW International Championship.
  • 2024 Women’s Owen Hart Cup Finals: Willow Nightingale VS Mariah May; Mariah wins and advances to All In: Wembley.

PLAY BY PLAY

Will Ospreay is here!

Calgary fires up for the Aerial Assassin as he makes his way out, International Championship in hand. Ospreay high-fives some fans before he goes into the ring and gets a mic. Ospreay then sits on a corner while the fans cheer him on. “Thank you kindly. So last week, at the end of Dynamite, I’ll be honest with you guys, I was appalled, I was disgusted, but I’ll be honest, I wasn’t surprised. I had heard rumors about MJF.” The fans boo that name, and Ospreay says he’d heard that MJF is one of the most insecure men in pro-wrestling. And he showed it! Cuz a guy like Daniel Garcia earns every opportunity he gets.

And the moment Garcia starts creeping up on MJF’s spot, MJF does whatever it takes to stop it. MJF stand son this second rope, just like Ospreay now, and hits a Tombstone Piledriver. Garcia is still at home with no feeling in his arms and no idea when he’s coming back, if he ever does. And MJF wants to blame the fans? The fans boo that, too. Ospreay says MJF wants to blame the fans for when he opened up to them, spoke about his ADHD. Bruv, Ospreay’s got that, too, but it doesn’t give him an excuse to be a little prick! Listen, alright? Ospreay has only had a few interactions with MJF, and Ospreay already knows MJF doesn’t like him.

Here’s the reasons why. Reason 1: That bidding war of 2024 didn’t go MJF’s way, because Tony Khan would rather spend his money on guys that will elevate AEW rather than bury it! Reason 2: Apparently, Ospreay is a “talentless hack?” Alright, MJF is welcomed to his opinion. But we’re in Canada right now, right? And they are a very well-educated, smart pro-wrestling fans, and Ospreay is pretty sure they can agree that Ospreay has more talent in his left NUT than MJF has in his entire body! The fans cheer that! Some even chant “LEFT NUT! LEFT NUT!” and Ospreay grins.

Ospreay says the main reason MJF doesn’t like him is because Ospreay reminds people what the identity of AEW is meant to be. Ospreay represents the foundation of this place! MJF came swanning back after injury, and he had a tattoo on his calf with “AEW: Bet On Yourself.” But if he was honest, MJF would’ve made that tattoo say, “AEW: All About Myself,” because he is a selfish little prick! If MJF was gonna be honest, he would’ve just said he only cares about himself. And Ospreay has to be honest, he feels like the moment he stepped foot in AEW, he has been cleaning up someone else’s mess, and now he’s found the guy!

But Ospreay respects this. The whole act is MJF is a scumbag. Some cheer it because he’s “their scumbag.” And Ospreay welcomes it! Because that right there is the best version of MJF. It’s been the same crap for about five years, but that’s still the best version of MJF. Ospreay welcomes it, because he wants to show MJF that “the level of the devil” is just the ground floor for Ospreay and he’s on the top floor of a skyscraper, bruv! The fans cheer again, and Ospreay says this time, Ospreay won’t be in England grieving over his nana. He’s here in Calgary, looking for a fight! So if MJF is back there, get on out here so they can handle this!

The fans cheer, and MJF’s music hits! Ospreay is ready, looking up at the ramp. But MJF isn’t coming out? The fans boo but then wait, there’s a tapping on glass. MJF is here via the tron, sipping wine. Not bad. But oh, Ospreay thought MJF was coming out there? No, the people no longer deserve the privilege of being so close to MJF’s greatness. Nor does MJF want to inhale their stench, he deserves better than that. MJF tells “William” that MJF has faced all the favorites the fans thought were top guys, and guess what? They fell beneath his feet. Does Ospreay think he’s different? What Ospreay is, is a joke.

Ospreay is a flavor of the month, MJF is a flavor of the Millennium. And MJF hasn’t had to practically kill himself to get them interested. MJF just had to speak. Ospreay wrestles not for himself but for the fans, he is their little toy monkey. Eventually, they’ll wind Ospreay up, watch him crash the cymbals, and then they’ll realize they’ve seen it all before, and they’ll grow tired of it. And then, they’ll throw him out in the trash, just like they tried to do to MJF. Difference is, MJF is irreplaceable. Ospreay on the other hand… They’ll move on, and call the next flippy guy “The best in the world.”

MJF has only been in this sport for ten years, and he’s seen ten of Ospreay’s type come and go. Great wrestlers are a dime a dozen. Here today, gone tomorrow. MJF is a generational talent. And if Ospreay gets in the ring with MJF, Ospreay will be exposed. So Ospreay wants a match? Ospreay wants MJF tonight? Nope. MJF is not like Ospreay. He doesn’t wrestle for fun or amusement, but for the betterment of AEW. SO here’s a little proposition for Ospreay: Next week, MJF VS Ospreay for the International Championship. That way, for the first time in Ospreay’s career, he won’t be wrestling for stars. MJF will be punching Ospreay until he sees stars.

MJF finishes his wine, having thrown down the gauntlet, but Ospreay smiles. “Adorable. Max, I’ll see you next week, ya little b*tch!” And so the match is made! Will the #BillyGOAT stomp out the Wolf of Wrestling?

 

2024 Men’s Owen Hart Cup Finals: Bryan Danielson VS Hangman Page!

The American Dragon has acknowledged that his final year of full-time wrestling has not been his best, but he vows to finish strong and go out on top. However, The Black Hat has returned with a mean streak deeper and darker than it’s ever been before! Who not only wins this tournament, but wins their golden ticket to the top of the mountain?

Given the animosity Hangman has shown since his return, Tony Khan has called upon Jeff Jarrett to be tonight’s special guest enforcer! Will the Last Outlaw be able to lay down the law if Hangman crosses the line?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Hangman shoves Bryan down, but Bryan gets right up. They feel things out, tie up, and Hangman throws Bryan down by his hair. The ref reprimands but Hangman doesn’t care. Hangman and Bryan tie up again, and Hangman powers Bryan to the corner. Bryan turns things around, lets off slowly, and then tries a kick! Hangman avoids it, to then DECK Bryan! Hangman rains down fists, the ref reprimands but Hangman lets off to KICK Bryan in the back! Bryan writhes, the fans are torn, but Hangman drags Bryan up. Hangman CHOPS and Bryan goes to a corner.

Hangman CHOPS again, and Bryan staggers to another corner. Hangman CLUBS Bryan, then whips corner to corner. Bryan goes up and over, then rolls Hangman into a HALF CRAB! The fans fire up but Hangman scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Bryan lets go at 4, and reminds the ref he has ’til 5. Bryan stands Hangman up to CHOP, whip, but Hangman KICKS back! Hangman runs in but Bryan DUMPS him out! Bryan gets moving and he DIVES! Direct hit but both men hit railing! The ref hurries out to check and Bryan is alright. Bryan puts Hangman in, goes up a corner, and MISSILE DROPKICKS!

The fans fire up as Hangman tumbles to a corner! Bryan manages to kip up and the fans fire up! Bryan snarls, runs corner to corner, but into a BOOT! Hangman TOSSES Bryan out, but Bryan stays on the apron. So Hangman triangle jumps, but Bryan gets under the lariat! Hangman BLINDSIDES Bryan, then he POSTS Bryan! Bryan falls to the floor, the ref reprimands, and Hangman has a wild look in his eyes as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Hangman drags himself up with the ropes, goes out after Bryan, and throws hands. Bryan is already busted open from the post, so Hangman is opening that wound more! Hangman drags Bryan up to RAM him into steel steps! Hangman refreshes the ring count, storms over to Bryan. Hangman DRIBBLES Bryan against the side of the steps! Hangman SMACKS Bryan off the steps again and again, then lets off as the ref counts. Hangman soaks up the heat while Bryan sputters. The ref counts, but Hangman drags Bryan up and into the ring. Hangman drags Bryan up just to DECK him with a right!

Bryan flounders, the ref checks on him, but Bryan won’t give up. So Hangman DECKS him again! Bryan goes to ropes again, but Hangman is right on him. Hangman ROCKS Bryan and Bryan goes to a corner. Hangman climbs up the corner to rain down fists! The ref counts, but so do the fans, and Hangman goes all the way to nine, before he flips everyone off! The ref checks on Bryan while Dynamite returns to single picture. Bryan still wants to fight so Hangman BOOTS him! Hangman DIGS his fingers at the bloody forehead but the ref tells him to let off. Hangman steps away, Jarrett is watching closely.

Hangman stands Bryan up to ROCK him! Bryan KICKS back! Hangman ROCKS Bryan, but Bryan KICKS again! The fans fire up but Hangman ROCKS Bryan again! Bryan KICKS, and KICKS, and- NO, Hangman blocks that one to SLEEPER SWING! Then a SLAM, and Hangman stomps a mudhole into Bryan! The fans boo but Hangman lets off. Bryan’s crimson mask grows on that right side of his face, but Hangman looms over him. Bryan crawls to a corner, Hangman stands him up, and Hangman CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! The CHOPS keep going, and then Bryan kneels, so Hangman ROCKS Bryan again!

Bryan sputters, rises up, but Hangman stands him up in the corner. Hangman CHOPS again and again and again! Hangman ROCKS Bryan again, but Bryan huffs ‘n’ puffs. Bryan CHOPS, and CHOPS, and CHOPS! Then he UPPERCUTS! And UPPERCUTS! And UPPERCUTS into a backslide! Bryan rolls through to get the ARMBAR! The fans fire up as Hangman flails and reaches out! Bryan shifts around, omoplata! LEBELL LOCK!! Hangman endures, reaches out and has the ROPEBREAK with a leg! Bryan lets go fast, and Jarrett coaches him. Bryan rises and aims to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! But Hangman blocks one!

Hangman fireman’s carries but Bryan fights it with HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Hangman powers through to pop Bryan into a SAIDO! Bryan is folded up and clutches his neck again. The ref checks but Bryan says to not call this. The fans rally up for Bryan but Hangman snarls. Hangman climbs the corner, but Bryan trips him up! Hangman lands on his six shooter and Bryan goes up after him! Bryan waistlocks, to SPIDER GERMAN SUPLEX! Hangman has a rough landing, but fans roar as Bryan sits back up! Bryan huffs ‘n’ puffs as he powers back up! Bryan stands on the corner, to then DIVING HEADBUTT FLOP!!

Hangman hurries to CROSSFACE!! Bryan endures, flails, but Hangman pulls on that back neck! Bryan still has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Hangman lets go at 4, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Bryan clutches his neck, but Hangman looms over him. Hangman stomps Bryan, waits on Bryan, but Bryan doesn’t sit up. Hangman drags Bryan up, and slashes his throat while staring Jarrett down. Hangman Alabama Lifts, but Bryan sunset flips it! TWO!!Hangman has the sunset, TWO!! Both men narrowly escape, then Bryan dodges! Bryan comes back, Hangman pops him up but Bryan RANAS first! Hangman gets up to BOOT! Bryan ROUNDHOUSES! Hangman and Bryan both spin, DOUBLE ROLLING ELBOWS take them down!! The ref checks, both men are conscious, so now a standing count begins.

Bryan and Hangman stir at 4 of 10, and then roll to opposite corners. They both stand, stare down, and Hangman looks busted open now, too! They storm up to each other, and Hangman CHOPS! Bryan CHOPS back! Hangman CHOPS again, so Bryan CHOPS again! Hangman CHOPS, Bryan puts Hangman in a corner to CHOP and KICK on repeat! Bryan then hoists Hangman up top, climbs up behind him, and he throws down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Dynamite returns to single picture as the fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” with every shot! Bryan stops at ten to then drag Hangman up. But Hangman throws elbows of his own!

Hangman brings Bryan down, rips the padding off the crossbar, and SMACKS Bryan off the steel!! Bryan falls back and fans boo! Hangman has a sinister grin on his face as he adjusts, to QUEBRADA and INVERTED SUPLEX, into a TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! No one can believe it and Hangman is furious! Hangman kicks Bryan out of the ring and the fans boo. Hangman goes out to the corner, goes up and up, but Bryan hurries to SHOVE him down!! Hangman hits apron on the way down! Bryan steps back inside, and he takes aim to SPRINGBOARD SWANTON!! Direct hit and down goes Hangman!

The fans lose their minds seeing the American Dragon fly like he’s a young man again! Bryan huffs ‘n’ puffs and rises up. The ref checks but Bryan says leave him alone! Bryan KICKS Hangman, and KICKS, and KICKS! The fans fire up, “YES! YES! YES!” But even Bryan is getting wobbly as he KICKS! Bryan winds up, BUZZ- NO, Hangman ducks and reels Bryan in! PILEDRIVER to the floor!! Doc Sampson wants to check now, this is getting risky! Jarrett also sticks close so Hangman won’t get at Bryan. Bryan’s even bloodier than before, but Hangman says time to finish him! Jarrett stands in Hangman’s way!

Hangman pie faces Jarrett! The fans boo, and even tell Jarrett to go do something. Jarrett says no, he has to keep his cool. The ring count starts while Hangman sits in the ring. Bryan staggers but falls over again, and we’re past 5 of 10. Jarrett and Sampson try to reason with Bryan as he crawls back towards the ring. We’re already at 8 of 10, and Bryan says he HAS to do this! Bryan manages to slide in at 9.5!! Hangman HAMMERS away on Bryan for it! The ref reprimands but Hangman’s rage is boiling up. Hangman drags Bryan up, and he peels away the KT tape! The fans boo but Hangman is showing no mercy now!

Hangman drags Bryan up to ROCK him with a forearm! And ROCK him again! Bryan flounders, the fans rally harder and harder, but Hangman drags him up again. Hangman ROLLING- NO, Bryan dodges! BUSAIKU KNEE!! But both men are down, Bryan can’t make the cover! The fans rally rally as hard as they can and Bryan rises up! That crimson mask has a fresh coat of blood, and he headbutts Hangman. Hangman HEADBUTTS back! Bryan shakes his head, to HEADBUTT! Hangman HEADBUTTS, but then Bryan HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS again! Then he ROUNDHOUSES Hangman, waistlocks, and GERMAN SUPLEXES!

But Hangman lands on his feet! And he dodges to GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bryan lands on his feet?! Bryan dodges again, but then Hangman dodges, BUSAIKU KNEE hits ref!! This is just like Collision! And Hangman knows it! DISCUS LARIAT!! And off comes the belt! The fans boo but Hangman LASHES Bryan! And LASHES him again! And then he CHOKES Bryan! Jarrett has had it, he storms in! Hangman stares Jarrett down, they argue, and then Hangman SHOVES Jarrett down! The fans boo but Jarrett gets right back up. Jarrett reveals he has a ref’s shirt! And then Bryan rolls Hangman up! Jarrett counts, TWO!!

Hangman gets up but Bryan wrangles him back down! LEBELL LOCK!! Hangman pries the grip open, jackknife bridges, but then rolls to Alabama Lift, DEADEYE!!! Cover, TWO!!! Hangman accuses Jarrett of a bad count but Jarrett says he was being fair! Hangman goes to the apron, slingshot, BLINDSIDE BUCKSHOT!! Hangman reloads on the other side! BUCK- NO, Bryan ducks to “O’Conner Roll! Bridge, Jarrett counts, TWO!!! Hangman escapes, and has the CROSSFACE!! Jarrett asks Bryan, Hangman CLAWS at Bryan, but Bryan fights around! Fans hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!” but someone has to be the King of Harts!

Jarrett realizes the belt is still there and so he does his best to free Bryan. But then Hangman rolls Bryan from ropes! Bryan is fading, Jarrett checks him! Jarrett doesn’t want Hangman to win but he’s worried about Bryan! Arm lift, and Bryan revives!! The fans fire up as Bryan fights his way around! But Hangman rolls him back again! So Bryan rolls to a cradle! BRYAN WINS!!!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall (2024 King of Harts)

Hangman is furious with Jarrett but he still got caught by that deep hook! Hangman storms off, what is he to do to satisfy his rage now? As for Bryan, he is going All In! Martha Hart walks out to not only hug Jarrett, but to help him bring the Owen Hart Foundation Championship belt and trophy to the ring. Martha has the mic to say hello to Calgary. It is great to be back in the Saddledome for Stampede Week! And in Owen Hart’s hometown, it is with great pleasure that she awards the Owen Cup to Bryan Danielson. Jarrett brings trophy and belt over, and Bryan holds them up proudly.

Bryan shakes Martha’s hand, and Martha says see you in Wembley Stadium for his AEW World Championship match! The tron graphic makes it official, and then “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The Realest is here to look his next challenger in the eyes! Will Swerve slay the American Dragon in London? Or will Bryan keep his promise to himself to go out on top?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week!

For the milestone 250TH EPISODE of Dynamite, Ospreay and MJF will have their match! The International Championship will be on the line, all to kick off the show in Little Rock, Arkansas! Who will lead AEW by example when they stand tall as champion?

 

AEW returns and…

Swerve & Nana have the ring to themselves now, and Swerve has a mic. The fans chant, “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” Swerve says he stood on that stage not more than a week ago, staring down Will Ospreay, looking at that man eye to eye, and you know what Ospreay said? Ospreay said that the best in the world is the one who holds the world championship. And there was a lot of doubt being thrown around, so Swerve had to silence that. Now that Swerve has beat Ospreay, you’re looking at the Best int he World, THE AEW World Champion!

And by the way, congratulations to Bryan Danielson for winning the Men’s Owen Cup. The fans cheer, and Swerve says it will be a true honor and privilege facing Bryan in the main event of All In next month. But… Swerve isn’t over the fact Bryan has that one win over him. And Swerve is someone who holds onto grudges. They are at two different points in their careers now. Bryan’s on the downslide, while Swerve… Well, you could say you’re looking at the most dangerous man in AEW.

“Speaking of which, it wasn’t more than a couple weeks ago that The EVPs, The Elite, had walked down to this ring. (Nana) You were there when that happened, right?” Nana confirms it. The Elite came out here, tried to bribe Swerve with some “Miniature” Reebok pumps, and offered Swerve a spot on their Blood & Guts team. Well, Swerve is here to officially announce that he will be in Blood & Guts. On Team AEW. The fans cheer that! Swerve says he said before, you do not make a Team AEW and do not offer the AEW World Champion a spot. Swerve is gonna lead the team, and not just do one but two things Bryan Danielson could not.

Swerve already beat Will Ospreay, and now he will lead Team AEW in victory against The Elite. And speaking of The Elite, we are now in this Dynasty Era. There were three men appointed the lead of The Dynasty. First, yours truly, Swerve Strickland. Second, the International Champion, Will Ospreay. And third, the Continental Champion, Kazuchika Okada. So then how about we do this? Swerve puts out a challenge to Okada, so that the world champion can show him how to really make it rain. “B*tch.”

So in closing, Swerve will see everyone at All In. And Bryan, this Swerve firmly promises you: “This will be your final countdown.” WHOSE HOUSE!? “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The Mogul is making big moves, but will he have enough ammo in the arsenal to take down all his targets?

 

The Acclaimed present: Two Times!

That’s right, a brand new music video from Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass! Platinum says, “I’mma beat the Young Bucks two times~. Tag champs going on two times~. Young Bucks just a couple two times~. I’mma push them back like their hairline~. (Oh snap!) I’mma turn them into a headline, I’mma turn a couple fake boys into a True Crime! Splatter on the mat, hang ’em up in the Guggenheim. I’m so artsy, they can’t even draw a dime. Hit ’em with a Mic drop, Brown boys, white hot. Black eyes all up on your face, that’s a bright spot.

“You some little guys, I’mma hit you with the kibosh. Crime scene, looking photogenic like you Chris Bosh. Can’t even walk a mile in my path, you in sneakers. Read the news in the dirt sheet, who the leakers? Young Bucks talk a big game, can’t answer a question. Matthew & Nicholas, the cancer o’ wrestlin’. Knocking on my office door, you can get to yappin’. History repeats itself and we can see what happens. I’ll wipe your nose, someone get me a napkin. We beat ’em last month, now we need a reenactment.

“I’mma beat the Young Bucks two times~. Tag champs going on two times~. Young Bucks just a couple two times~. I’mma push them back like their hairline~. (Oh snap!) What’s the point of time? All of us are unsigned. Strugglin’ to make it, put it all on the line. Y’all had a chance to improve on the game, had to go away when you found you couldn’t hang. When it first started, it was all great. Now you went and turned into the things that you hate. Wearing cheap suits, wanna flash it, control. You ain’t for the boys, you ain’t passin’ the code. Rainmaker only came here for the money. Bring in Jack Perry, are you tryin’ to be funny?

“And you got a job for your family and boys, but what about your friends that are still unemployed? You don’t really talk about them, but we does. Hung Bucks, your kids walk back to Reseda. Y’all had a chance to improve on the sport. Fast-forward five years, now Acclaimed got the torch.” And with that torch, Platinum has just roasted Matthew & Nicholas! Will Caster & Bowens be looking to go All In with The Elite?

 

Stampede Street Fight: Samoa Joe VS Chris Jericho!

The Samoan Submission Specialist asked The Learning Tree if he still had faith in humanity. Joe wants to know if Jericho thinks anything of his fellow man with how he throws around his condescending advice. And Joe really wants to know if Jericho actually thinks anyone will come to his rescue when Joe is tearing the Learning Tree apart, limb by limb! It is time to conduct such an experiment under extreme conditions, will Jericho even survive the Stampede?

The Bad Apple, Bryan Keith, is by Jericho’s side. Jericho waves to the fans but Joe doesn’t look away from The “For the World” Champion. The bell rings, the fans rally for Joe, and the two stare down. Jericho talks a little trash, but then Joe snatches the cowboy hat away. Jericho says don’t do anything to that hat, that’s his hat. Joe says okay, okay. Joe PUNCHES Jericho through the hat! Joe then JABS away on Jericho in the corner! Then he RIDGE HANDS Jericho down! Jericho sputters up to his feet but Joe HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS! Joe whips corner to corner, then runs in to BACK ELBOW, and PELE!

Jericho drops to his knees, but Joe stands him up to ROCK him and JAB him and HEADBUTT him! Jericho CLAWS the eyes! The Bad Apple applauds but the fans boo. Jericho ROCKS Joe, CHOPS him, then CHOPS again. Jericho CHOPS then whips, but Joe ducks ‘n’ dodges to DIVE onto Keith! Joe is not taking any chances, he TOSSES Keith into the crowd! The fans fire up as Joe goes back to the ring. Jericho hits Joe with a dropkick, CLUBS him, then drags him up to whip him hard into railing! Jericho JAMS Joe up with a chair, then shows it off. The fans are torn, and Jericho SMACKS Joe on the back!

Jericho drags Joe up, puts him in the ring, and then hurries to bring stuff out from under the ring. Jericho has found a black bag! Jericho BOOTS Joe, then holds up the bag. Jericho pours out HORSESHOES! The fans fire up seeing those, and Jericho reels Joe in. But Joe is too bulky to back suplex! Joe CLUBS Jericho, fires off KNEE after KNEE, then he runs, only for Jericho to kick low! Jericho runs, but into a scoop! Joe POWERBOMBS Jericho onto the horseshoes! Jericho writhes, Joe runs to SENTON! The fans lose their minds, Joe covers, TWO!! Jericho survives, Joe drags Jericho up and KICKS him around!

Joe KICKS and KICKS, but Jericho blocks to LOW BLOW! Because No Disqualifications means who cares about respect, right? Jericho then gets the legs, and he turns Joe over for the WALLS OF JERICHO! Joe endures, the fans rally up, and Dynamite goes picture in picture!

Joe reaches out, but Jericho sits deep on the hold. Joe still fights around, reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK! But again, a Street Fight means No Disqualifications, so Jericho doesn’t have to let go! Jericho drags Joe back from ropes and he sits deep again! Joe still endures, still claws around, but Jericho still keeps him down. Joe grits his teeth, the fans rally, and Joe pushes up! Dynamite returns to single picture as Joe powers his way to turn over, and he CLOCKS Jericho with a horseshoe! Jericho falls back, Joe is free, and both men slowly rise. Jericho snarls and tells Joe to get up. Joe does, and he JABS! JABS! JABS! And then ROLLING ELBOW!

Joe puts Jericho up top, tucks him in, but Jericho fights free! Jericho leaps to MISSILE DROPKICK! Jericho waves to the fans but they boo. Joe goes to the outside, Jericho goes to the apron, and Jericho LEAPS, but Joe just walks away! Jericho SMACKS off the steel steps! The fans fire up as Joe drags Jericho up to TOSS over railing! The fans fire up more as now they’re fighting in the crowd! Joe drags Jericho up the bleachers, HAMMERS away on him, and then Joe brings Jericho back around to SMACK him off the barriers! Those are hockey boards! Joe fires hands, then a fan lends him some popcorn! Joe SMASHES Jericho with the popcorn!

This fight now goes backstage and Joe keeps Jericho moving with fast hands! Joe pulls Jericho along by his hair, sends him into spare railing, then CHOPS him! And ROCKS him! We’re by catering and Joe ROCKS Jericho! Jericho SPLASHES Joe with coffee! And it was piping hot! JUDAS- NO, Joe catches Jericho to a COQUINA CLUTCH! Joe brings Jericho to his knees, but NOW Big Bill appears! And The Redwood SMACKS Joe with a chair! Joe lets Jericho go and Bill SMACKS Joe off the back of a forklift! Then Keith returns and the Branches beat down on Joe! Jericho says stand Joe up! They do as told, and Jericho takes off his own belt.

Jericho wraps his fist in the leather, has the buckle prepared, and he thanks Martha Hart for giving him the belt! BELT BUCKLE KNUCKLE DUSTER!! Joe gets hit right in the head, and then Bill CHOKE SLAMS Joe onto the pallet! Bill HAMMERS away on Joe, then Jericho gets in the seat of the forklift! Staff tells Jericho no but Keith THROWS them aside! Jericho powers up the forklift, and he is bringing Joe around. Jericho says, “Hi, guys~!” Jericho RUNS JOE THROUGH A WALL!!! Bill is laughing while staff, refs, Doc Sampson and even Colt Cabana run over! Cabana asks what the hell Jericho is doing! Doc Sampson calls it! Joe is OUT, Jericho wins!

Winner: Chris Jericho, by stoppage

The Learning Tree grins, and asks how “Samoa Joke” feels now. If this is what Jericho is willing to do to spread his “teachings” to AEW, what won’t he do #ForTheWorld?

 

AEW returns and…

The medical team has Samoa Joe on a stretcher and is now getting him inside an ambulance. Sampson tells Joe that they’ve got him. Joe is conscious, but what is his condition after Jericho- Wait, what are Jericho and his sidekicks even doing here? Jericho smiles and waves, “Bye, Joe. Bye bye. Thanks.” Has the Learning Tree finally snapped?

 

Global Glory Fatal 4 Way: Claudio Castagnoli VS Kyle Fletcher VS PAC VS Tomohiro Ishii!

The Swiss Superman, The Aussie Arrow, The British Bastard and the Japanese Stone Pitbull have all held championship gold from around the world, but that was in the past. They all want gold in the near future, so Tony Khan has assembled this star-studded match! Who wins that “Global Glory,” and awaits the winner of Ospreay VS MJF for the International Championship?

The bell rings and Claudio is already in Pac’s face. Pac tries to get in Claudio’s face but he’s just not tall enough. So Kyle CLOBBERS them both! Ishii storms up and Kyle fires forearms, but Ishii doesn’t budge! The fans rally, Ishii ROCKS Fletcher! Ishii runs, Kyle BOOTS him! Kyle runs, Ishii CLOBBERS him! Claudio UPPERCUTS Pac in a corner, Ishii fires forearms on Claudio! Claudio eggs Ishii on, Ishii fires more forearms, but Claudio ROCKS him in return! Claudio fires up and runs to RAM shoulders! But Ishii roars! Ishii fires a forearm, runs, and RAMS Claudio! Claudio roars, so Kyle CLOBBERS them both!

Kyle runs, but both Claudio & Ishii run him over! They work together to DOUBLE LARIAT Kyle up and out! The fans fire up and then the forearms fly again! Ishii and Claudio go back and forth, Claudio UPPERCUTS, but then Ishii ducks ‘n’ runs to run Claudio over! Pac is up top, though, and he MISSILE DROPKICKS Ishii! Pac builds speed but Kyle trips him up! Kyle gets in to soak up the heat, then he builds speed. Pac drops, hurdles, runs, and RANAS! Kyle flounders out of the ring and the fans cheer Pac. But Claudio’s back and he trips Pac! Kyle SUPERKICKS Claudio first! Ishii gets in, blocks a superkick and SAIDOS!

Pac swings, into a SAIDO! Claudio is back but he runs into- NO, Claudio fights that lift! Claudio gut wrenches Ishii, to SUPLEX Ishii! Ishii goes out and he ends up by Pac and Kyle. Claudio FLIES out to take them all down! The fans fire up with Claudio as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Claudio watches Kyle stand up, so he runs in to UPPERCUT Kyle into the crowd! Claudio brings Kyle back to ringside, then runs in to UPPERCUT Pac! Pac flounders against barriers and Claudio high-fives the fans. Ishii is up but Claudio ROCKS him with forearm after forearm! Then Claudio whips Ishii hard into barrier! Ishii almost ends up in the laps of the fans! Pac is up and he SOBATS Claudio! And SMACKS him off the apron! Claudio staggers away, Pac storms after him to headlock. Pac punches Claudio, then whips him, only for Claudio to stop from hitting railing! Claudio body shots Pac to send him into railing!

Kyle whips Ishii but Ishii reverses, and Kyle crashes into railing! Claudio has Pac against railing to rain down fists! Claudio stops at ten, but Ishii runs up to ROCK Claudio! Claudio comes back to CHOP Ishii! Claudio fires up, and he CHOPS Ishii again! And ROCKS him! The ref insists someone get in the ring, so Claudio puts Ishii in. Claudio storms up the steps, then climbs the corner. Kyle drags Pac up, Ishii stands and he ROCKS Claudio on the top rope! Kyle climbs up another corner, but Pac ROCKS him first! Ishii climbs up after Claudio, Pac climbs up after Kyle. Claudio fires forearms on Ishii, then a HEADBUTT! That didn’t work…

Claudio fires more forearms and Ishii wobbles. Claudio fires even more forearms, but Ishii ROCKS him right back! Claudio wobbles up top, steadies himself, and meanwhile, Pac SUPERPLEXES Kyle! Claudio stands, but Ishii gets him first! SUPER DUPER PLEX!! All four men are down as Dynamite returns to single picture and the fans are all fired up! The four men sit up, and Ishii ROCKS Claudio! And ROCKS Pac! Kyle ROCKS Ishii, Ishii ROCKS him back! Claudio and Pac hit Ishii, then Kyle! Ishii pinballs between all the forearms, but he just fires up! Ishii fires forearm after forearm in return and the fans are thunderous!

Pac ROCKS Ishii, Ishii HEADBUTTS Pac! Kyle aims, Ishii ducks, SUPERKICK hits Claudio! Ishii HEADBUTTS Kyle down! Ishii runs at Pac to LARIAT in the corner! Claudio UPPERCUTS Ishii! Kyle GAMANGIRIS Claudio! Kyle reels Claudio in but Pac brings Kyle back, POISON-RANA! The fans are thunderous, Pac roars, and Pac runs, into a POPUP UPPERCUT!! Ishii LARIATS Claudio!! Kyle runs up, Ishii fire boxing elbows on him! Ishii runs, into a scoop! SPINNING TOMBSTONE!! Cover, TWO!?!? Ishii survives and Kyle cannot believe it! Kyle throws off his elbow pads, and the fans rally up again.

Kyle drags Ishii up to the top rope, “This is Awesome!” as he climbs up to get him. Ishii fires body shots, fires forearms, but Kyle fights back! Ishii HEADBUTTS and Kyle falls back! Claudio UPPERCUTS Ishii! Ishii falls to the apron, and Claudio trips Kyle! The fans fire up for the GIANT SWING!! Kyle goes around and around and around, and the fans count all the way to TEN! Claudio steps through, and has the SHARPSHOOTER!! Calgary is thunderous for the Hart family favorite! But Pac climbs up again, so that he can go MACHO ELBOW onto Kyle!! And then BRUTALIZER!! Kyle is in DOUBLE SUBMISSIONS!!

Kyle endures, but Ishii returns! Ishii fires forearms on Claudio again and again! Claudio gets mad and lets Kyle go to grab Ishii! Ishii HEADBUTTS Claudio, and hits a BRAINBUSTER!! Ishii then hurries to run and SLIDING D Pac!! Kyle is free, but now Ishii aims at him! LARIAT!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Kyle survives and Calgary can’t believe it! Ishii roars, he hauls Kyle back up, but Claudio makes the save! UPPERCUT and Ishii goes flying! Claudio hits a NEUTRALIZER on Kyler! Cover, but Pac YANKS Claudio away! Pac covers Kyle, but Claudio YANKS Pac back! The two rivals stare down and the fans fire up again!

Claudio shoves Pac, then he blocks Pac’s kick! Claudio UPPERCUYTS, reels Pac in, but Ishii CLUBS Claudio, into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Ishii runs up, Pac dodges to SNAP SUPLEX! Claudio runs in, into a SNAP GERMAN! The fans are thunderous, but Kyle catches Pac to a cradle! TWO!!! Pac escapes, BOOTS back, and Kyle is down! Pac drags him into the drop zone and goes up top! BLACK ARROW!! Into BRUTALIZER!!! KYLE TAPS, PAC WINS!!

Winner: Pac, by submission (NEW #1 Contender to the AEW International Champion)

The Bastard breaks The Protostar and he has all the Global Glory! Pac gets the mic, and he says, “Safe to say, things have not been going well for me recently. Since returning to AEW in March, I have made many bold promises. And I have suffered many humiliating failures. Now I don’t know what I’m gonna do next, ya see. But what i do know is this: It’s All In Season! And The Bastard will not be denied my Wembley moment! I can promise you that. So let tonight’s victory stand as a line in the sand…! The Bastard will be back.” Pac has put Ospreay and MJF on notice, will it be The Aerial Assassin or The Wolf of Wrestling that faces him next?

 

AEW goes backstage with Renee Paquette.

She is on her way to interview Bryan Danielson, who has won the Men’s Owen Hart Tournament to move on to Wembley. But then Hangman Page pushes past her and she tries to get his attention. She has to shout at him, and asks if she could get just a little bit of respect around here, it’d be appreciated. Hangman knocks on a door without a word to Renee. Renee leaves, and the person that opens the door is Okada. Okada asks if he can help Hangman. Hangman wants to go inside, but Okada stops him, and asks again, “Can I help you?” The Bucks then walk up and say it is all okay. But fancy seeing Hangman here. Anything they can do for him?

Hangman says he’ll do it. Hangman then leaves, and Okada asks if The Bucks are okay. Now they are! They just got their fifth man! Will The Black Hat help The Elite win Blood & Guts against Team AEW?

 

Mercedes Mone is here!

Calgary is torn about The CEO walking out here, wearing the TBS Championship but holding the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship on her shoulder. She celebrated her Forbidden Door victory last week, but it seems the Two Belt Boss needs double the fun. She struts her way to the ring, security ready at all corners, and there’s already a table and a bottle waiting for her. Mone puts her NJPW Strong belt on the stand, then picks up the mic. “Calgaryyyy~! Please say hello to your C E O!”T he fans are still torn but Mone is so honored to be here to celebrate her historic double championship victory.

And huge shoutout to her boys, The EVPs, Matthew & Nicholas Jackson, for the extra security. Because if there’s one thing for sure, Mone will NOT be interrupted. Before we start, Mone wants to set the record straight about the past, present and future. Because these two titles and everyone here knows, she is the past, present AND future! Mone is the best their was, the best there is, and the best there ever will be! The fans boo her stealing the Hitman’s line. Then Mone says as far as Britt Baker goes, she better wake up from her little fantasy about facing Mone at All In. That is NOT going to happen.

Because if Britt did face Mone in the ring, Mone would leave her with way more than a couple herniated disks. She would leave Britt for dead! So everyone, it is time to grab your glasses, pour a little whiskey, and raise a toast to the Greatest of All Time, the History Maker, the Star Marker, the- D M D! The fans fire up but Mone is pissed that Britt is daring to interrupt after all! Mone tells security to get her, but Britt DECKS the first guy! And SUPERKICKS the second! Mone panics as Britt just pushes past the rest! Mone grabs her belts and runs as best she can in heels! Mone says this was HER moment, but now she knows how it feels!

Britt smiles but Mone says there will be a price to pay. Will nothing stop the DMD from going after the CEO over both the TBS and NJPW Strong titles?

 

Brandon Cutler’s been attacked backstage!

And his face has been painted with a very familiar half-skull! That’s because it’s DARBY ALLIN who got him! Cutler begs for mercy but Darby just rains down more fists! Darby then gets in the camera to ask Jack Perry, “What’s that ish you say? We all have to make sacrifices, huh? Brandon just made his. Elite, you really thought this was over? Dynamite 250, we’re just getting started.” The Relentless One leaves, but will he get his payback from Double Or Nothing?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

While the Don Callis Family has been floundering, The Alpha looks to take charge! Konosuke Takeshita faces “Dynamite Kid” Tommy Billington, but will he make Callis proud?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite 250!

The Rainmaker heard The Realest call him out, and now it is official! Champion VS Champion, Okada VS Swerve! Will Okada do what Ospreay could not and take down the AEW World Champion?

 

2024 Women’s Owen Hart Cup Finals: Willow Nightingale VS Mariah May w/ Toni Storm & Luther!

History is within reach right here in Calgary! The Babe with the Power wants to become the first-ever TWO-TIME, BACK-TO-BACK Queen of Harts, but “The Chick with The Champ” wants to face said champ for an All In homecoming. Only one woman can “costar” with The Leading Lady, Toni Storm. Who wins the trophy to go after the world championship?

The bell rings and the fans rally as the two circle. They tie up, Willow wrenches and wristlocks, but Mariah wrenches back. Willow slips around to waistlock but Mariah fights the slam. Mariah switches, Willow pries the hold open, and she drop toeholds. Willow floats to a facelock but Mariah fights up. Mariah wrenches to a wristlock, then hammerlocks. Willow slips around to full nelson, but Mariah fights it! Mariah reaches out but Willow spins her around to gut wrench! Mariah grabs ropes to stop the bomb, and Willow lets off. Mariah breathes easy as she and Willow reset. The fans rally again as the two tie up.

Willow and Mariah go around, Willow puts Mariah in a corner. Willow CHOPS and the fans fire up! Willow runs in, but Mariah goes up and over! Mariah keeps moving but Willow runs her over! The fans fire up and Willow flexes. Willow runs, Mariah follows then trips Willow! Mariah runs to SHOTGUN Willow down! Mariah grins, storms up on Willow, and CHOPS her against ropes! The fans “WOO~!”and Mariah whips. Willow reverses, Mariah ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, and she RAANS Willow onto ropes! Mariah stands Willow up for forearm sot the back! Mariah runs to SHOTGUN Willow in the back! Willow falls, Mariah covers, ONE!!

Storm has her shoes at the ready as Mariah brings Willow up. Mariah tries to scoop but Willow fights her off. Mariah CHOPS, CHOPS, and CHOPS! Mariah puts some stank on the CHOP, then runs, but Willow scoops her with ease! And copies the SPIN OUT SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Willow shrugs that off to get moving, and she SPLASHES down! Cover, TWO! Mariah is still in this but Willow drags her up. Willow scoops, Mariah slips free, and Mariah ROCKS Willow! Willow goes to a corner, Mariah goes corner to corner, but Willow puts her on the apron! Mariah kicks but Willow blocks to DECK her!

The fans fire up as Willow goes to the apron, and she CANNONBALLS! Down goes Mariah and Calgary fires up as Dynamite goes picture in picture!

Storm is very worried for her protege and Luther fans her off. Willow puts Mariah in the ring, covers, TWO! Mariah survives again but Willow keeps cool. Willow drags Mariah up, scoops her, and SLAMS her! Then SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Willow smiles that off and stalks Mariah to ropes. Willow stands Mariah up but Mariah fires a forearm! And another! Willow DECKS Mariah right back! Then Willow hauls Mariah up to suplex! Cover, TWO! Willow is getting annoyed but she reels Mariah in. Mariah spins that around to jump on and GUILLOTINE! Willow stays up, and she RAMS Mariah into a corner! And then she CLUBS Mariah down!

Willow stomps Mariah, drags her back up, and then RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS, into a KOJI KLUTCH! Mariah endures being twisted around, even as Willow kicks at her! Mariah fights around with her one free leg, and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Willow lets go, and then she drags Mariah up. Willow puts Mariah on the top rope, climbs up after her, and Dynamite returns to single picture. The fans fire up as Mariah fights back! Mariah ROCKS Willow and she falls back. Mariah adjusts, and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Willow tumbles away to the opposite corner, so Mariah says kiss this! SWEET HIP MUSIC!

Mariah stands Willow up, to DDT! Cover, TWO!! Willow survives and Storm says this is what Mariah trained for! Mariah tries to fireman’s carry but Willow fights her off. Willow BOOTS Mariah to a corner, then runs in to BACK BODY BLOCK! And LARIAT! And whip to SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO!! Mariah survives but Willow gets the legs! Willow is wearing the Owen Hart tribute gear, so now she steps through to pay tribute in deed! But Mariah kicks and flails and grabs an arm! Mariah kicks away on Willow’s leg! Willow hobbles away, but she storms right back up! Willow waistlocks, Mariah switches, and Mariah GERMAN SUPLEXES!!

The fans fire up while both women are down! Willow goes to a corner, Mariah to the other. Mariah runs in to UPPERCUT! Mariah whips but Willow blocks! Willow shakes her head and she whips Mariah to the corner. Willow runs in, Mariah dodges to UPPERCUT! Mariah fires off forearm after forearm, then she goes corner to corner again. Willow BOOTS Mariah, goes up, but Mariah DOUBLE CHOPS! Mariah runs up into the STRATUSPHERE! Cover, TWO!! Willow survives and Mariah is seeing why Willow won last year. But she also aims as Willow rises, and Mariah runs in, only for Willow to dodge the knee!

Willow rolls Mariah, Mariah rolls through, but Willow hits a FISHERMAN BUSTER!! Cover, TWO!! Mariah survives but Willow fireman’s carries. Mariah slips free, takes a swing, but Willow ducks and shoves her away. Willow goes the other way, but Mariah HEADBUTTS the Pounce apart!! Both women are down and the fans are thunderous! Wait, who is this in the hoody!? Willow stops them from getting in the ring, and Storm gets on the apron! The ref stops Storm, but then KRIS STATLANDER BOOTS WILLOW! Because surprise, that was Stokely Hathaway in the hoody! Willow falls, Mariah rises, and Storm says end it!

Mariah runs up to KNEE Willow down!! Cover, TWO?!?! Willow still lives and no one can believe it! Mariah drags Willow back up, fireman’s carries, but Willow fights free! So Mariah rolls to LEG TRAP JACKKNIFE! TWO!!! Willow escapes the trap that caught Hikaru Shida, and Storm is in disbelief! Storm coaches Mariah, the fans love “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for making this the main event! Mariah reels Willow in, but Willow wrenches out to LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!!! Mariah survives and Storm rallies the fans! Willow huffs ‘n’ puffs and brings the straps down! Mariah is in a corner, reaching out for her mentor.

Willow roars, runs, and CANNONBALLS! Then she drags Mariah right up, fireman’s carries, and- Mariah pops through! Victory roll, MARIAH WINS!!!

Winner: Mariah May, by pinfall (2024 Queen of Harts)

Storm is ecstatic and Mariah is emotional! Willow can’t believe it, but she still shows respect to Mariah. Mariah and Storm now celebrate, because now they’re both going All In! Mariah and Storm frolic together up the ramp, and Mariah grabs the Owen Hart Foundation Championship belt. TO CLOBBER TONI WITH IT?!?! Calgary cannot believe their eyes!! But then Mariah LASHES Toni with it! And LASHES! And LASHES! Luther runs up to stop her but Mariah CLOBBERS him, too!! What has gotten into Mariah!? She LASHES Luther over and over! Storm sits up, busted open, and she asks why! But Mariah just KICKS her in the side!!

Mariah LOW BLOWS Luther!! And then CLOBBERS him off the stag and down through tables!!! Storm is in tears as her apparent protege was a wolf in sheep’s clothing! And talk about watch for the shoe, Mariah grabs one and CLUBS Storm in the head with it!! And again! And again! And again! And again!! Storm’s crimson mask grows, and Mariah DIGS the heel into the wound!! Refs run out here, and Mariah DECKS Aubrey Edwards!! Mariah’s true colors show as she kisses the bloody face of Toni Storm. The fans are losing their minds as Mariah has gone full Psycho! Will Mariah turn All In into her own slasher film?


My Thoughts:

Now this was an awesome episode of Dynamite. Only four matches because these were the only four we needed, as well as great promos, all with story build. Opening with Ospreay and MJF having their promos was the smart move, and it sets up a great title match for next week. I did not realize we’d already gotten to 250 but I suppose after five years, we were gonna get there. And Ospreay VS MJF is going to be great stuff, and I can’t really be sure who wins. The Global Glory Fatal 4 was awesome stuff, and naturally the winner is now a contender to the International Championship. Pac winning out is great, and I’d love if it was Pac VS Ospreay. Two British wrestlers fighting it out, the crowd would eat that up.

That Street Fight was great stuff. I appreciate Jericho bringing out location appropriate weapons in the black bag. And given this is Calgary Stampede, aka a rodeo, horseshoes was perfect. But of course Morrissey & Keith got involved, especially once things went backstage. No Hook, apparently Shibata wasn’t able/allowed to be there, and same for Taz I think, so Joe was all alone. I NEVER would’ve imagined Jericho driving a forklift through a wall to win a match, but here we are. I feel like this just helps Joe and Hook pull off that “miraculous return” in time to give us a huge Six Man Tag for All In.

Very good promo stuff from Mercedes Mone and Britt Baker, mostly because they had Britt run out there to run Mone off. Mone continues to embrace being a Heel that is tangentially connected to The Elite. And while Mone keeps saying no, Britt is going to keep going after her, and I think Tony Khan or Kenny Omega is gonna use their authority to make it official. It probably will be for both belts, and I’m pretty sure Mone retains. She can cheat to do it so that builds Heel heat while not really hurting Britt Baker’s return. Britt can even demand and get a rematch at All Out, which isn’t even two weeks after All In.

Another great music video from Acclaimed but I feel like they need to start putting subtitles, I could not be sure what Caster was saying at some points because he’s just that clever. But obviously, this is all building to A) tag title match at All In and B) Acclaimed wanting to be in on Blood & Guts. For that matter, Darby Allin returning and calling Jack Perry out, that itself is a two-for-one build. Perry VS Allin for the TNT Championship can be a match for All In, and Allin can be the fifth man for Team AEW. Swerve of course wanted to be the team leader for Team AEW, that’s good continuity from before. And then with Hangman losing out on the Owen Hart Cup, and hearing Swerve is part of Blood & Guts, great move for that to convince him to side with The Elite.

Speaking of which, what an awesome Men’s Owen Hart Cup match. With how Swerve is champ, it was really surprising that Hangman lost, but they did such a good job pulling it off. Bryan got bloodied, his neck was bothering him since minute one, and yet he pulls out the win with some help from Jeff Jarrett. Swerve VS Bryan is going to be awesome stuff, and Bryan has been saying he wants to retire world champion, so this could be a make or break moment for that. Then the Women’s Owen Hart Cup was equally amazing. The ring gear being tributes to both Bret & Owen was good stuff, and then to protect Willow’s loss, Stoke & Kris got involved to perhaps set up that final grudge match.

And that ending moment… Way back when she first buddied up to Toni, I sensed Mariah was going to pull something like this. It felt like she was being disingenuous on some level, and I thought it was going to be sooner, because AEW doesn’t always handle pacing in stories well, especially in women’s division story. But just as I thought they weren’t going to do it after Mariah, Mina & Storm all celebrated at Forbidden Door, they have Mariah just absolutely shock everyone. Especially with how bloody she made Storm. This immediately cranks the heat up all the way to the max, and even as soon as Collision on Saturday, we could get the “Why Mariah Why” promo for the explanation.

My Score: 9/10


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