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Mitchell’s WWE Day 1 Results & Report! (1/1/22)

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WWE Day 1

WWE starts off the New Year with a bang!

2022 is here, and WWE is celebrating with a Pay-Per-View! And things only get bigger as THE BEAST joins the WWE World Championship match!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Kickoff Show – Cesaro & Ricochet VS Sheamus & Ridge Holland; Sheamus & Holland win.
  • SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The Usos VS The New Day; The Usos win and retain the titles.
  • Drew McIntyre VS “Mad Cap” Moss w/ “Happy” Corbin; McIntyre wins.
  • Raw Tag Team Championships: RKBRO VS The Street Profits; RKBRO wins and retains the titles.
  • Edge VS The Miz w/ Maryse; Edge wins.
  • Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch VS Liv Morgan; Becky wins and retains the title.
  • WWE World Championship Fatal 5 Way: Big E VS Seth Rollins VS Kevin Owens VS Bobby Lashley w/ MVP VS Brock Lesnar; Lesnar wins and becomes the new WWE World Champion.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Day 1 Kickoff Show!

Join Kayla Braxton, Kevin Patrick, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, Booker T and Pete Rosenberg in discussing, analyzing and predicting all of tonight’s action.

BREAKING NEWS!

Brock Lesnar is NOT challenging for the WWE Universal Championship as Roman Reigns tested positive for COVID. Wish the Head of the Table a speedy recovery, but pray for the WWE World Championship match as Big E, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and Bobby Lashley are going to be facing THE BEAST in a now Fatal FIVE Way!

 

The Miz crashes the panel.

Kayla was giddy over Edge ruining Miz’s vow renewal? Miz wanted to involve the WWE Universe, but Kayla laughed at that. Miz gets Edge is a beloved superstar but that is why Miz went after him. Everyone celebrates Edge’s return, but why not Miz’s? Well Edge has had health trials and tribulations. Miz was HERE injured, squirting people with squirt guns! He didn’t take a day off! But if he took time off, would he get celebrated? But Miz didn’t win Dancing with the Stars. No! Miz was revolutionary! And everyone said how great he did! Miz blames the fans for why he lost! The votes weren’t there! JBL thought Miz was awesome. Yes, he was! And he is, and he will be awesome.

Edge says Miz needs to earn respect? Miz HAS earned respect! He’s been here long enough to get that respect! And after he beats Edge tonight, Miz will not only earn respect, but he will deserve it from all of the fans. Booker T applauds that but Kevin Patrick asks if he’s off focus because of his anger. Edge has only added fuel to Miz’s fire! That’s what that Brood Bath did. Miz thrives under pressure, and he will dominate Edge! He is the Miz, and the Miz is AWESOME! But will he be the winner here tonight?

 

Sonya Deville joins the panel.

She’s dressed sharp, and she’s here to talk about the Raw Women’s Championship. Liv Morgan hasn’t had a title, Becky Lynch is a seasoned vet, but if there’s anyone ready to move up to the next level, it’s Liv. Sonya sees Liv as a great friend, and she sees Liv as someone with the “It” factor. Liv is great in the ring, Sonya is excited to see Liv take on Becky again. Kevin Patrick defends Becky, “The Man,” but Sonya says Liv has tenacity, she’s young and hungry, and she comes from somewhere almost no one comes from. JBL says sometimes you’re born in the wrong generation. Big Time Becks shows up, it’s ball game!

Sonya says someone who does agree with her is the WWE Universe. The fans were behind Liv even before Liv was in the title picture. Peter says he remembers SmackDown in Texas and how the fans were reacting to her. Liv took that on and now she’s here. But what he fears for is that if you’re not quite ready for the opportunity when it comes, you’re just back at the bottom. Booker agrees with JBL. 99.99% of the fans don’t know what it’s like to be in the ring. Becky has a cloak of invincibility, and Liv’s one thing going for her is that she hasn’t been under these bright lights and has a chance to do something special. Booker doesn’t see it happening, but it’ll be great to see.

Kevin brings up the family fuel Liv has, and yet Becky’s used that against her. Booker says the best way to get at someone is to talk about their mama. Sonya says Becky did have to cheat, though. Kayla does note that, but she brings up Sonya’s feud with Naomi. Sonya doesn’t get the controversy there. Sonya was meant to have a match with Naomi, but then Naomi brought Xia Li up. Sonya signed up for a 1v1. So it’s not over? There’s more to come? Sonya says that when she has the suit on, she’s an official. What is so hard to understand? This is decade old rules! But didn’t Sonya slap Naomi? Not this suit, but a suit of authority.

Sonya says Naomi can’t disrespect Naomi and Sonya keeps the superstars in line. Booker T says she can use the line, “My office hours are 9 to 5.”

 

Backstage interview with The New Day.

King Xavier Woods & Sir Kofi Kingston have a royal proclamation from the “benevolent and magnificent” King of the Ring. To all of Woods’ subjects, from the beautiful and lovely, such as Megan, to the putrid and disgusting *cough* Usos */cough* Woods proclaims that he, King Xavier, first of his name, bringer of New Days, clotter of Bloodlines and vacationer to St. Olaf, hereby declare January 1st, 2022, the day he and Sir Kofi will defeat the Usos to become WWE Tag Team Championship. And henceforth, this day shall no longer be New Year’s Day. This will be New Day Day! So he has decreed, and so it shall be! So they’re very confident in this match.

Must Kofi remind Megan that they have not defeated the Usos just once, nor twice, but THRICE times and will do it a fourth against those lousy, weaselly, skullduggerous rapscallions! And after handedly winning, the New Day will throw the Usos in the royal dungeon! Wait, they have a dungeon?! Yes, Woods had to drop a brick three model mine cuz his was kinda ugh. But as the Usos rot in the dungeon, the New Day will galivant as the NEW W! W! E! WORLD! TAG! TEAM! CHAMPIONS~! Huzzah! Huzzah!

 

Kickoff Show – Cesaro & Ricochet VS Sheamus & Ridge Holland!

Once upon a time, The Swiss Superman and The Celtic Warrior were The Bar, one of the roughest and toughest tag teams in the WWE. But time passed and now they’re bitter enemies. Will having the One & Only help Cesaro get his revenge? Or will the Fella’s protégé help him pummel the past into paste?

The teams sort out and Cesaro starts against Sheamus! Fans fire up as the two circle, but then Sheamus uses ropes as a defense. Sheamus talks up Holland, he is the replacement for Cesaro. So Sheamus tags Holland in. They tie up, Holland wrenches Cesaro to a wristlock, but Cesaro rolls and kips up to slip through and wrench to YANK Holland’s arm. Holland kicks low, headlocks, but Cesaro powers out. Things speed up, Cesaro catches Holland to bring him around for a BACKBREAKER! Tag to Ricochet, fans fire up as Cesaro gives him the assist on the 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Holland checks his face and his nose is busted!

Ricochet gets Holland up, but Holland powers Ricochet to the corner! Tag to Sheamus, Sheamus CLUBS Ricochet! Ricochet fires back with forearm sand CHOPS, but Sheamus shoves him. Ricochet kicks back, runs but into a LARIAT! Sheamus stalks Ricochet to a corner, he drags Ricochet up and back suplexes, but Ricochet lands on his feet to dropkick legs out! Ricochet runs to dropkick Sheamus down! Ricochet runs again to drop the leg, brother! Cover, TWO! Ricochet CLUBS Sheamus, wrenches and fireman’s carries but Sheamus CLUBS free! Sheamus KNEES Ricochet, rams him into buckles, then drags him up to a headlock takeover.

Ricochet endures, fights up, but Sheamus wrangles him down to a cover. TWO, and fans rally up, Ricochet throws body shots, haymakers, and a CHOP! Sheamus fights through to get the clinch and IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Sheamus soaks up the heat as he drags Ricochet back up. Sheamus reels Ricochet in for another IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! “I’m just too strong, fella.” Sheamus looms over Ricochet, kicks him around, but Ricochet gets up to CHOP and punch! Ricochet runs but Sheamus CLOBBERS him! Cover, TWO! Sheamus keeps on Ricochet with a Camel Clutch, but he doesn’t trap the arms.

Holland’s being checked by medical and his definitely has a broken nose. He is out of this match, Sheamus is going it alone! Ricochet fights up to hit a JAWBREAKER! Ricochet is free, but Sheamus scoops for a BACKBREAKER! Sheamus taunts Cesaro but the ref keeps Cesaro back. Sheamus goes back to Ricochet, kicks him to the apron and drags him up. Sheamus gives Ricochet Beats of the Bodhrain! Sheamus goes all the way to TEN! Sheamus says, “Even without a tag partner!” Sheamus stands Ricochet back up, Ricochet HOTSHOTS him away! Ricochet hurries to step in, TORNADO DDT! Fans fire up as Ricochet crawls over, hot tag to Cesaro!

Fans fire up as Cesaro rallies on Sheamus with EuroUpper after EuroUpper! Whip corner to corner, another EUroUpper! And then back the other way! And then again, but Sheamus reverses. Cesaro stops himself to toss Sheamus up and out! Cesaro goes out and runs in around the way, to EuroUpper Sheamus against barriers! Fans fire up with Cesaro and he puts Sheamus in the ring. Cesaro climbs up, stands on the post, and then springboards to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Sheamus is still in this but Cesaro calls for the swing! He gets the legs, and it begins! Fans count along as Sheamus goes around and around and around!

Cesaro stops at 15, gets the legs and has the SHARPSHOOTER! Sheamus endures, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Cesaro lets go, drags Sheamus up and reels him in, but Sheamus powers up to back drop out! Cesaro lands on his feet but Sheamus KNEES him down! Cover, Ricochet breaks it! Ricochet brings Sheamus up but Sheamus kicks low, gets Ricochet up, but Ricochet RANAS Sheamus out! Ricochet then boots, but Sheamus blocks and reels Ricochet in! WHITE NOISE to the floor! Ricochet writhes, Sheamus goes back to the ring. Sheamus climbs up, leaps, but into a EuroUpper! Cover, TWO! Cesaro keeps cool as he brings Sheamus back up.

Cesaro throws EuroUppers and body shots to put Sheamus in a corner. Cesaro keeps going with EuroUppers, then whips corner to corner. Sheamus dodges, Cesaro POSTS himself, BROGUE!! Cover, Sheamus wins!!

Winners: Sheamus & Ridge Holland, by pinfall

Holland’s nose took a hit but Sheamus finishes it for the both of them! Is 2022 going to be the Year of the Fella with this win to kickoff things off?

 

The first day of the New Year is here!

Quavo of Migos says this is Day 1. “A new year, a new opportunity. And what you do tonight, in MY city of Atlanta, in front of all these people, becomes the blueprint for your tomorrow. This ain’t no game. This ain’t about getting views man. Legacy. Opportunity.” This is your time. This is your moment. This is your DESTINY! This is your Day 1. “Ya feel me?” You gotta outwork, outsmart and out hustle everyone. “Don’t ever forget that.”

 

SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The Usos VS The New Day!

Roman Reigns may be sidelined, but Jimmy & Jey are still here, holding it down. Will they do their Tribal Chief proud and keep these titles with the Bloodline? Or will King Xavier & Sir Kofi once again be on top of the tag team division with their TWELFTH title reign?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see if the Usos are the ones on Day 1!

Woods and Jimmy start and fans fire up for their hometown hero. Woods fires up Atlanta and he ties up with Jimmy. Woods wrenches, has the wristlock, but Jimmy headlocks. Woods wrenches out to a hammerlock, but Jimmy fights up but Woods wrenches him again. Woods headlocks, wrenches, arm-drags and then floats to a hammerlock. Woods chinbars Jimmy but he moves around. Woods gest the other arm and pushes Jimmy to a cover, TWO! Woods mule kicks, bumps Jimmy off buckles then throws a forearm! Tag to Kofi, they whip Jimmy to double Japanese Arm-Drag! PENALTY KICK! SENTON! SPLASH! Cover, TWO!

Kofi keeps on Jimmy as he wrenches, but Jimmy breaks free to ROCK Kofi with an uppercut! Jimmy CHOPS, runs, but Kofi follows to slide and trip Jimmy up! Kofi goes to a corner and climbs up, but Jey runs over. Kofi AX HANDLES Jey down, Jimmy kicks. Koifi blocks but Jimmy DRAGON WHIPS! Jimmy keeps the ref busy, Jey CLOBBERS Kofi! Kofi writhes, Jey tags in to fetch Kofi and put him in the ring. Jey rains down rights, but fans rally with “NEW! DAY ROCKS!” Jey drags Kofi up, back suplexes high and hard, then holds up his finger. Jey talks trash Kofi and then chokes him against ropes. The ref counts, Jey lets off but Jimmy gets a cheap shot in!

Jey looms over Kofi at the ropes, talks more trash, then drags Kofi up. Jey scoops and SLAMS Kofi, then again holds up his finger. Jey aims from the corner, “UCE!” “SO!” Jey locks ‘n’ loads a la Roman to HIP ATTACK! Jimmy tells Jey to do it one more time, because #WeTheOnes. Jey runs in again, but Kofi DOUBLE STOMPS Jey down! Both men are down and fans fire up! Jey and Kofi crawl, hot tag to Jimmy and he SUPERKICKS Woods first! Jimmy drags Kofi away, talks trash to the New Day fans, and Jimmy puts Kofi in the corner. Jimmy CHOPS Kofi, tags Jey, and Jey dusts off his shoe to mule kick Kofi low!

Jey says, “We the ones! We the ones!” Kofi is in the corner, Jey drags him up and hoists him up top. Jey climbs up, brings Kofi up, but Kofi throws body shots back! Jey throws hands but Kofi headbutts him away! Kofi leaps, FLYING DDT! Both men are down and Woods is back on the corner! Fans fire up as Kofi crawls over, as does Jey, hot tags to Jimmy and Woods! Woods rallies on Jimmy and Atlanta fires up for their king! Woods whips, Jimmy reverses but Woods BOOTS him back! Then the HONOR ROLL! Jey whips Woods but Woods holds ropes to then put Jey on the ropes! DROPKICK to the back!

Jimmy back suplexes, Woods lands on his feet to shove, run and tilt-o-whirl RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Fans fire up with the kip up as Woods powers up! He fireman’s carries Jimmy for a LANDSLIDE DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Jimmy survives and bails out. Woods builds speed but Jey takes the wrecking ball dropkick! Jimmy ROCKS Woods, SMACKS him off the announce desk, then puts Woods back in. Jimmy stalks Woods, fireman’s carries, but Woods slips off to shove. Jimmy uppercuts then goes up, WHIPSER IN THE WIND! Shout out to the Hardy Boyz! Cover, TWO!! Woods survives and Jimmy can’t believe it!

Tag to Jey, the Usos stalk Woods, pop-up SAMOAN DROP! #AlleyUce! Cover, TWO! Woods is still in this and Jey grits his teeth. Jey stalks Woods to ropes, makes sure Woods hears the fans chanting, and then ROCKS Woods with a forearm! Woods ROCKS Jey back! Jey snarls and swings to ROCK Woods again! Woods ROCKS Jey! Jey ROCKS Woods! Woods DECKS Jey! Both men are down, Kofi drags himself up to the corner. Kofi tags in and climbs up top! Jey staggers up to his feet, Kofi CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Kofi dropkicks Jimmy off the apron, dodges Jey, and hits a LEAPING LARIAT! Fans fire up with Kofi and he hits the NEW~ DAY~ BOOM DROP!

Kofi goes to a corner and fans fire up as he claps it up. “NEW! DAY ROCKS!” Jey stagger sup, but he SUPERKICKS Kofi first! Tag to Jimmy and he’s up top, USO SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Kofi survives and the Usos can’t believe it! “This is Awesome!” as Jimmy grits his teeth and goes to a corner. Kofi is in the opposite, Jimmy runs in, but he pops up the stomp! Kofi’s leg jams, Jimmy CHOP BLOCKS the other! Jimmy hammerlocks an arm, gets the leg, HALF CRAB! Kofi endures, crawls as best as he can with one arm and one leg, and he gets the ROPEBREAK! Jimmy holds until the ref counts 4, and then he lets Kofi go.

Jimmy drags Kofi away, tags Jey back in and Jey wants to do what they did to Kofi before. Jey drags Kofi up, but Woods drags Jimmy out! Woods throws Jimmy into barriers, then into the steel steps! Kofi rolls Jey up, TWO! Schoolboy with bridge! TWO!! Jey runs in, into SOS!! Cover, TWO!!! Kofi crawls, tags in Woods, Jey runs into DOUBLE GAMANGIRI! Woods goes up, Kofi brings Jey around, BACKBREAKER and DOUBLE STOMP!! Cover, TWO!?!? Jey survives and Atlanta can’t believe it! Woods drags Jey up, shoulders him and tags in Kofi. They wanna shout out Big E but Jey shoves Woods into the corner!

Kofi jumps over, Jimmy tags in! SUPERKICK! Then DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!! Jimmy tags Jey back in, and each Uso gets a corner! DOUBLE UCE!! Cover, Woods breaks it!! The King saves this for his people! All four men are down and Atlanta is thunderous! The teams regroup and stand up. The Usos stare down with the New Day, and it fires off! They brawl, Woods throws Jimmy out to PLANCHA into a SUPERKICK! Jey hauls Kofi up in a fireman’s carry, Kofi slips off but Jimmy tags in! SUPERKICK! THREE D!??! Cover, The Usos win!!

Winners: The Usos, by pinfall (still SmackDown Tag Team Champions)

Jimmy & Jey shout out tag team legends in the Dudley Boyz to defeat future legends, and are solidifying THEIR legend! What will it take to stop the Usos from reigning over the SmackDown Tag Division?

 

Backstage interview with Big E.

The WWE World Champion knows Lesnar is in the match for a Fatal 5, so how does he feel bout his odds? Well who had this on their New Year’s bingo card? Not Big E. But he remembers Ellis Island’s mantra: bring me your hungry, your tired and your poor, but apparently it has been changed into “bring me your Seths, your Bobbys, your Kevins and your BEASTS!” Tonight wont’ be easy, because Big E walks through fire, and finds a way to walk out of here STILL the WWE Champion! Big E is all fired up in Atlanta, but will

 

Backstage interview with Migos.

“Yes, sir!” Today is Day 1 in their hometown of Atlanta, and it is the first day of 2022. This is the way to bring in the new year. They’re big fans, they’ve been watching since they were little, and they’re ready to hit the mat, the ropes, and get on the turnbuckles. There’s some surprises in store, too. Kayla likes the sound of that!

 

Drew McIntyre VS “Mad Cap” Moss w/ “Happy” Corbin!

The Scottish Warrior will not let these hyena-human hybrids have their fun with his sword, but he’ll gladly give them Claymores! Will Mad Cap Moss be able to laugh with his teeth kicked down his throat?

Corbin gets a mic to wish us a Happy New Year from the happiest man alive! He is happy because he is rich and handsome, and that makes him stand out around here. Moss hears Atlanta is the biggest city in Georgia. Didn’t know they were judging that based on weight. And what else makes Corbin happy is watching his good friend, the funniest man he’s ever met, turn McIntyre into a punchline. Give him another one, Moss! Well in America, when you’re the greatest, you’re the GOAT. But in Scotland, a goat is just McIntyre’s prom date. And after Moss wins tonight, McIntyre falls so far off the map, he’ll have to become “Who McIntyre?”

But no more time for laughs! Here comes McIntyre! The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, go around, and McIntyre puts Moss in a corner. The ref counts, McIntyre lets off, Corbin complains but Moss comes back to circle with Moss again. Moss gets a waistlock, McIntyre wrenches but Moss throws a haymaker! Moss headlocks, McIntyre powers up and out, and McIntyre runs to run Moss over! McIntyre is smiling as Moss scrambles to ropes. Corbin coaches Moss up, Moss and McIntyre circle again and fans are behind McIntyre. Moss kicks low, throws hands, then stomps and punches McIntyre in the corner. The ref counts, Moss laughs as he lets off.

McIntyre gets Moss with both hands! McIntyre puts Moss in the corner and fires off! McIntyre windmills haymakers, then opens Moss’ shirt to CHOP him in the chest! McIntyre whips Moss, Moss reverses but McIntyre comes back to CLOBBER Moss! Fans fire up and McIntyre dead lift suplexes Moss! Cover, TWO! McIntyre keeps cool, he brings Moss up to CHOP him again! Even Corbin’s stinging from that one. McIntyre whips, Moss kicks but McIntyre clotheslines Moss out of the ring! McIntyre goes out, but Corbin plays decoy. Moss’ attack still misses, and McIntyre OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes Moss away!

McIntyre puts Moss in the ring at 7 of 10, Corbin distracts again and Moss BOOTS McIntyre at the ropes! Moss POSTS McIntyre and McIntyre hits the floor! Moss fetches McIntyre, puts him in the ring, then runs corner to corner to RAM into McIntyre! Moss whips corner to corner again, and rams into McIntyre again! Moss rains down rights, the ref counts, and Moss lets off at 4 to soak up the heat. Moss hauls McIntyre up to suplex him now, then covers, ONE! Moss can’t believe that, and he runs and runs to run McIntyre right over! Cover, TWO! Moss clamps on with a chinlock and Corbin talks trash but McIntyre endures.

Fans rally up, McIntyre fights up, but Moss knees low. Moss whips corner to corner, runs in but McIntyre dodges and Moss hits buckles hard! McIntyre hits another suplex! Corbin is frustrated while both men are down. Moss gets up, McIntyre runs and rallies on him with big clotheslines! McIntyre whips to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! And then clinches in the corner to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Then the NECKBREAKER! McIntyre kips up and fans fire up as he shakes the ropes! McIntyre kicks Moss low, but Moss slips out of Future Shock to throw forearms. McIntyre returns those, kicks and runs, but Moss follows, only to run into a POP-UP SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!

McIntyre keeps his cool as he drags Moss back up. McIntyre CHOPS Moss, whips him corner to corner, but Moss reverses. McIntyre goes up and over and runs to CROSSBODY, but Moss catches him! Moss rams him into a corner then hits a FALL AWAY SLAM! Cover, TWO! Moss and Corbin are beside themselves! Moss drags McIntyre back up, turns him, but McIntyre fights that to a backslide! TWO, but McIntyre has the arms, FUTURE SHOCK! Cover, TWO! Moss survives and McIntyre is rather surprised. McIntyre puts Moss in a corner, CHOPS him again, then hoists him up top. McIntyre climbs up, CHOPS Moss again, then fires the fans up.

Moss resists the superplex, and trips McIntyre up! Corbin cheers as Moss CHOPS away on McIntyre! McIntyre falls back into a Tree of Woe, but then he sits right back up for a SPIDER SUPLEX! McIntyre headstands out of the Tree and fans are loving it! The countdown is here! THREE! TWO! ONE! But Moss BOOTS McIntyre! But then Moss runs, into a CLAYMORE!! Cover, McIntyre wins!

Winner: Drew McIntyre, by pinfall

Mad Cap Moss gave more than McIntyre expected, but McIntyre has the last laugh! Will Claymore Country leave Moss & Corbin behind to go onto bigger and better in the New Year?

 

Backstage interview with Kevin Owens.

“Can’t I sulk in peace?” As for Lesnar being added to the match, “it’s a tragedy! A travesty!” It shouldn’t have happened. Originally it was Kevin, Big E & Seth Rollins. Bad enough Lashley stuck his nose in, now LESNAR? That’s even worse But it’s fine, because now it isn’t about Kevin and Rollins working together to take out their enemies and fighting their hearts out. Now they can go after the bully, Brock! You’ve seen what he’s done to Kevin’s BEST FRIEND, Sami Zayn, right? Kevin has a better plan. Step one: oh, talk to Seth! Kevin leaves, but will he be leaving having executed this new and improved strategy?

 

Raw Tag Team Championships: RKBRO VS The Street Profits!

The Viper & The Stallion have been waiting, and the RKBRO-nament finals finally gave them a contender! But will will Randy Orton & Matt Riddle still be riding high? Or will Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins finally get the smoke? But wait, RKBRO bring some homefield advantage with MIGOS! The greatest group in the world is gonna be ringside for this one!

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see if Comeback Season finally comes through!

Riddle starts against Dawkins, the two of them circle and even fist bump. The two tie up, go around, Riddle headlocks but Dawkins powers out. Dawkins runs Riddle over, then drags Riddle up. Tag to Ford, whip and dropkick! Ford does push-ups before the cover, TWO! Ford clamps onto an arm, wrenches, Dawkins tags in but Riddle gets away. Riddle tags in Orton and fans fire up! Orton and Dawkins circle, feel things out, and tie up. Dawkins headlocks, Orton powers up and out, but Dawkins hurdles to back elbow! Ford fires up for Dawkins and Dawkins mocks the Orton pose!

Orton and Dawkins tie up, Dawkins headlocks but Orton powers out. Things speed up, Dawkins avoids the RKO! Orton says that was a close one! Migos likes that and Dawkins resets. Ford wants in, so Dawkins tags him in. Ford slingshots in to show off, then does a shimmy and shake as he walks. Orton isn’t sure what to make of that, but he and Ford tie up. They go around, Ford puts Orton in a corner, Ford lets off to CHOP! Ford mocks Orton’s pain, but then Orton pokes him in the eye! Ford swings blindly but Orton brings him up to dropkick down! Cover, TWO! Orton drags Ford around by a leg, stomps his arms, then stomps the chest!

Tag to Riddle, and Riddle gets an assist for the STANDING FLOATING BRO! Cover, TWO! Riddle talks trash with Dawkins, then brings Ford up. Riddle suplexes, Ford slips out, tag to Dawkins! Dawkins catches Riddle to RAM him into a corner! But Riddle dodges to fire off kicks! Riddle runs side to side to forearm smash! Then the other way, but Dawkins dodges to slip around, back slide to underhooks, THE SILENCER! Dawkins crawls to drag Riddle over, tag to Ford. Ford slingshots for the senton! Cover, TWO! Ford clamps on with a rear bearhug but fans rally and Riddle fights up. Riddle reaches out, Ford turns Riddle around to whip, but Riddle sunset flips!

Ford slips out to PENALTY KCK! ELBOW DROP, then a SPLASH! Cover, Orton breaks it! Ford drags Riddle over, tag to Dawkins. The Profits mug Riddle as Dawkins DECKS him! Dawkins covers, TWO! Riddle fights back with kicks but Dawkins drags him down to a ground ‘n’ pound! Cover, TWO! Dawkins keeps Riddle from Orton, whips him to a corner, CYCLONE SPLASH! Riddle flounders, Dawkins bumps him off buckles. Tag to Ford, Ford stomps away on Riddle. The ref counts, Ford lets off to tag in Dawkins. Ford digs his boots in, Dawkins stomps Riddle down. Dawkins drags Riddle to a cover, ONE!

Dawkins keeps Riddle away but Riddle fires off strikes! Dawkins trips Riddle but Riddle kicks him away! Riddle spins Dawkins around, PELE! Fans fire up and both men crawl, hot tags to Ford and Orton! The Apex Predator rallies on Ford, DECKS Dawkins then dodges Ford to POWERSLAM! Migos likes that, and then Orton POWERSLAMS Dawkins! Orton throws Dawkins to the apron, and he has both Profits in position! Fans fire up and Orton drags them both out onto the ropes! DOUBLE DRAPING DDTS! Fans fire up with Orton as he hears the voices in his head! Ford slowly rises, but no RKO! Roll-up, TWO!!

Ford ENZIGURIS Orton down! Riddle runs in to leap at Dawkins, but into a pump handle FALL AWAY SLAM! Dawkins runs in but is put on the apron. Riddle hits a FINAL FLASH! Riddle goes up and out to PENALTY KICK Dawkins down! Then springboard, but Ford CLOBBERS Riddle! Orton back suplexes, Ford lands on his feet to POST Orton! Orton falls out of the ring, Riddle regroups with him, Ford builds speed to FLY over the corner! Fans fire up as Ford roars! Ford puts Orton back in the ring and climbs, but Orton stops him up top! Orton climbs up to join Ford, fans fire up, but Ford resists the superplex!

Ford throws body shots on Orton then headbutts Orton down! Ford adjusts, but he has to bail out of the splash! Riddle gets in, POP-UP RKO!! Cover, RKBRO wins!

Winners: RKBRO, by pinfall (still Raw Tag Team Champions)

Offset, Takeoff and Quavo join RKBRO in the ring again to celebrate! The Profits get back up, and they show respect by shaking hands with the champions and with the special guests. Will the odd couple of Orton & Riddle continue to dominate the Raw Tag Division?

 

Drew McIntyre is lost backstage.

He ends up finding Megan first, so she asks him about his win over Moss and if his sights are set on Corbin. Well first, Hotlanta is rocking! Second, he’s a little surprised. Moss has terrible jokes but he is one tough SOB. As for Corbin, they go way back, and Corbin may be annoying, he- He attacks! Corbin & Moss try to mug McIntyre but he fights them both off! That is, until Corbin uses a chair! Corbin JAMS then SMACKS McIntyre, then Moss fires off hands! They put the chair around McIntyre’s head! Referees and security rush over but they can’t stop Corbin from using a spare girder to SMASH the chair!

McIntyre sputters and Adam Pearce shouts for medical!  Did Corbin just go from Happy Corbin to Raging Corbin?

 

Backstage interview with Brock Lesnar.

Kayla just wants his comments on his change of plans tonight, going from Universal Championship to World Championship. “Ladies and gentlemen! My name is Brock Lesnar! And Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do. Because I’m a free agent, thanks to my Advocate, Paul Heyman.” So tonight, Lesnar goes to the ring, then walks out the WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World! And that’s not a prediction. That, folks, is a spoiler. Is Lesnar still playing mind games with Roman even now? Or is he going to do exactly what he says to start off the New Year?

 

Edge VS The Miz w/ Maryse!

The Rated R Superstar is the most decorated superstar in history, but that is exactly why The Hollywood A-Lister wants after him. Miz says he surpassed Edge long ago, will he prove it here tonight? Or will Edge finally shut Miz up once and for all?

The bell rings and fans are fired up for Edge! Miz and Edge circle, tie up, and Edge gets a headlock. Miz powers out, Edge runs Miz over. Things speed up, Miz hurdles and hip tosses Edge down! Miz flexes, then gloats on the corner like he just won something! Edge gets up, circles with Miz, and the two tie up. Each man uses wrists to push the other but Edge gets the headlock. Miz works his way around, powers out but Edge runs him over. Things sped up again, Miz hurdles but Edge blocks the hip toss to hit the hip toss! And then another! Cover, TWO! CROSSFACE! Miz scrambles away and gets to ropes.

Edge and Miz reset, Miz calls for a test of strength. They knuckle lock, Miz goes to a corner and the ref calls the break. Miz hits a cheap shot, then stomps Edge down! Miz whips Edge to ropes but Edge avoids the dropkick to jackknife! TWO, and Edge against wants the crossface! Miz gets away, but come back, only for Edge to dodge the boot. Edge throws hands, whips, but Miz reverses to send Edge out! Miz then builds speed but Edge avoids the dropkick to ROCK Miz! Maryse distracts Edge, Miz POSTS him! And then RAMS him into barriers! Fans boo Miz but he puts Edge in the corner and goes up top. Miz grins as he aims, leaps, and AX HANDLES Edge down!

Miz paces around, stands on Edge’s face, but the ref reprimands. Miz lets off, gets a leg and drives knees into the knee! Miz then runs to basement BOOT Edge down! Cover, TWO! Miz keeps after the leg with a standing toehold. Edge endures, keeps his shoulders off the mat, and claws at Miz. Miz cranks the foot, Edge throws haymakers, but Miz leans more weight on the hold. Edge punches again and again, Miz lets go and staggers off, but Miz comes back, only for Edge to counter punch! Edge whips, Miz reverses, then Miz runs in, but Edge dodges the A-List Lariat! Miz gets stuck, Edge drags him out, DRAPING REVERSE DDT! Cover, TWO!

Edge brings Miz up for haymakers. Edge whips, Miz ducks and dodges, but runs into a SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Edge is slow to getting back up from the damage Miz did to his leg. Edge still stalks Miz, reels him in but Miz slips out to full nelson! Edge arm-drags free, Miz kicks low to DDT! Cover, TWO! Miz argues the count but the ref defends that it was fair. Miz sees Edge sit up, and he decides to do his own shoutout with YES KICKS! Miz kicks Edge over and over and over, then soaks up all the heat. Edge ducks the buzzsaw! Roll up, TWO! Edge wants the crossface again but Miz throws Edge out! Miz then goes to the apron, but Edge trips him up!

Edge drags Miz out from the apron, for a DRAPING IMPALER! Maryse grows concerned for Miz, Edge drags Miz up and back into the ring. Edge pushes Miz over for the cover, TWO! Fans rally up while Edge stands and Miz goes to a corner. Edge brings Miz up, whips him corner to corner and runs in, but Miz puts him on the apron. Edge’s leg buckles, Miz slips under to trip him up! Edge smacks off the apron, then rests against the announce desk. Miz drags Edge up to dribble him off the announce desk! The ring count climbs as he does, and Miz hurries back in at 5 of 10!  Again, Miz gloats like he’s won already, but he goes back out as Edge is on the desk.

Miz climbs up onto the table to stand Edge up. Full nelson, SKULL- NO! Edge turns it around, FACEBUSTER to the desk! Miz writhes in pain while Edge flounders on the floor. Maryse is even more worried as Edge drags Miz back into the ring. Edge goes up top to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Edge drags Miz up, Miz slips around to a full nelson, but Edge victory rolls! TWO, Miz has a leg! Edge kicks Miz into a corner! Then O’Conner Rolls, TWO! Edge ends up hitting the POST! Miz CHOP BLOCKS the leg, then steps through, FIGURE FOUR! Edge endures and Maryse says this is the end! Edge grits his teeth as he sits up but Miz throws hands!

Miz pushes up on the Figure Four and Edge endures again! Edge sits back up with a wild look in his eyes! Miz SLAPS Edge, and again, but Edge just powers up! Edge works to turn things over but Miz works against him! Edge still rocks the hold back and forth, until he turns it over! Miz endures the hold now! He crawls, reaches, but pops free to get an STF! Edge slips out of that, and gets a CROSSFACE! Miz rolls through, has the legs again, but Edge throws haymakers! Miz still catapults Edge into a corner! Then a roll up, but Miz puts legs on the ropes! The ref sees that, and she stops the count! Miz thinks he won but the ref points out she said nope!

Fans chant, “You Can’t Do That!” and Miz gets upset. Miz gets the leg again, but Edge reels Miz in! Miz fights but Edge still gets him down! CROSSFACE!! Miz is caught, claws around, moves around, but Edge pulls back harder! Miz rocks it to a cover, but Edge rolls it through! Miz is still in the crossface but Maryse gets Miz’s leg on the rope! The ref calls the ropebreak and Maryse plays innocent! Miz is free, Maryse gets him to the outside, but Edge drags Miz up the apron! Miz HOTSHOTS Edge away, he gets back in, and slips around to BACKBREAKER to NECK- NO! Backslide, TWO!! DOUBLE BOOTS take both men down!

Maryse calls to Miz but fans are rallying behind Edge! Miz crawls closer to Maryse, gets himself up and heads for Edge. Edge throws a forearm, Miz kicks low. Edge throws a haymaker, Miz kicks low. They start throwing hands, Edge gets the edge but Miz kicks at the leg! Miz kicks Edge to the corner for more YES KICKS, and even elbows! Miz runs corner to corner, A-LIST LARIAT! Miz throws Edge down and he goes up top. Edge gets up to throw hands first! Edge climbs up to join Miz now, CLUBS him on the back, and hits a SUPER HIP TOSS! Miz writhes all the way to the other corner! But the wild look is back in Edge’s eyes!

Edge goes to a corner and fans rally up! Miz stands up, but he leaps over Edge, and Edge hits the corner! Miz “tweaks” his knee, Maryse SMACKS Edge!! SKULL CRUSHING FINALE!! Cover, TWO!?! Edge survives and both Miz & Mrs. are furious! Maryse is arguing with the ref, but then look who is storming on down the ramp! BETH PHOENIX is here! And the Glamazon is PISSED! She chases Maryse around the ring and Miz is freaking out! Beth then glares at Miz, and Miz dares her to do something. But then Miz turns around into the SPEAR!! Cover, Edge wins!

Winner: Edge, by pinfall

Beth gets in the ring with Edge and this power couple stands tall! But is this far from over between the House of Rated R and the It Couple?

 

Backstage interview with Bobby Lashley.

Lashley’s chances have just taken a real hit with Lesnar- MVP cuts Kevin off there before he says something ridiculous. “Brock Lesnar is a once in a lifetime athlete, one of the most phenomenal athletic specimens the world has ever known,” and everyone is worried about how their chances have gone down. But not Lashley! Lashley is a once in a lifetime athlete, one of the most phenomenal athletic specimens the world has ever known, the yin to Lesnar’s yang. Lashley welcomes the addition of Lesnar to this match, because then Lashley can say he defeated Lesnar. Lashley decimated his way into the match. Lashley will enjoy putting Lesnar in the Hurt Lock and tapping him out. New Year, NEW WWE Champion.

 

Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch VS Liv Morgan!

The Man returned to the top in less than 30 seconds, and hasn’t let go of the belt since. The WWE Draft traded champion for champion, and Big Time Becks went from reigning on SmackDown to reigning on Raw. But Becky isn’t the one fighting for the moment she’s waited so long for, Liv is. Will Liv get back at Becky for taking a shortcut the first time around? Or is the first day of the new year the last chance for the underdog to live her dream?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if it is finally Liv’s time to shine!

Liv and Becky circle as fans rally up. They tie up, Becky powers Liv to ropes but lets off with a SLAP! Liv shoves Becky, then dodges her to run and springboard, CODE BREAKER! Becky bails out right away but Liv goes right out after her! Liv SMACKS Becky off the desk over and over and over! Liv roars and fans are fired up! Liv gets Becky back in the ring, but Becky bails out the far side. Fans boo but Liv builds speed, to DIVE into a kick! Becky gets back in, drags Liv back up, MAN HANDLE- ARM DRAG! Becky ends up in a corner, runs back out but Liv dodges to back body block! Liv rolls and runs in to SHINING WIZARD!

Becky flounders to ropes, Liv dropkicks her down! Liv steps up to DOUBLE STOMP Becky in the corner! Liv jumps and stomps all over Becky, drags her to a cover, TWO! Liv keeps cool as she watches Becky go to ropes again. Liv runs in, but no Oblivion yet! Backslide, Liv rolls through, to steal the Disarm-Her! But Becky rolls Liv up, TWO! RINGS OF SATURN!! Becky is caught, but she crawls back to get a ROPEBREAK with her foot! Liv holds until 4, Becky bails out again. Liv gets fans rallying up behind her and Becky paces in frustration. Becky goes up but Liv hits her first! Liv shoulders into a KICK!

Becky ROUNDHOUSES Liv, then goes up the corner. But Liv hits Becky first! Liv SUPER ARM-DRAGS Becky, then covers, TWO! Becky goes to a corner, Liv runs in, but misses the back body block! Becky runs back in, but Liv headscissors, only for Becky to block and SWING Liv into the buckles! Then SLAMS her in the corner! Becky hurries to get Liv in for a cover, TWO! Becky is already flustered, unsure what to do with Liv. Becky stomps Liv against ropes, digs her knee into Liv’s back and chokes her on the ropes. The ref counts, Becky lets off, and Becky say she’s the champion! Liv elbows Becky back! And BOOTS her!

Liv then dodges to O’Conner Roll, only for Becky to buck that. Becky throws Liv out to fire off in the ropes! Becky sobats then has Liv draped, for a GUILLOTINE LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Becky is again flustered, then fires off forearms on Liv! Cover, TWO! Becky SLAPS Liv around, Liv hits back but Becky straddle attacks. Becky grinds Liv’s face into the mat, then clamps onto the arm. Fans rally and duel, Liv fights up, and she arm-drags Becky away again. Liv flounders to the other corner. Becky runs in but Liv goes up and over! Becky comes back to hit a BECKSPLODER! Cover, ONE! Becky insists that was three but not even close.

Becky tells Liv to stay down then stomps her down. Becky soaks up the heat from the fans as Liv goes to a corner. Becky runs in to forearm smash, sobat, then tells commentary to tell us that she is the greatest! Becky jump kicks but misses! Liv CLUBS, gets the arms, WING SNAPPER into the buckles! Both women are down, fans rally up and Becky staggers over. Liv hits a JAWBREAKER to a roll-up! TWO, Becky kicks but Liv spins her to kick, KICK and dodge, THESZ PRESS! Liv fires off fast hands, Becky shoves her away but Liv ENZIGURIS! Liv goes to a corner, elbows Becky away, then goes up and up to missile dropkick! Cover, TWO!

Liv is beside herself while she and Becky are both down. Fans rally up again, Liv stalks up behind Becky and runs to springboard, but no arm-drag! Kick and BUTTERFLY SLAM! ARMBAR! But Liv clasps her hands! But Becky breaks the grip! Liv rolls to a cover, TWO! Liv is up, she gets around Becky, FLOATOVER DDT! Cover, TWO!! Becky survives and Liv is frustrated. Fans rally up, Liv feeds off the energy and she goes to the corner. Liv climbs up, Becky hits her first! Becky climbs up after Liv, throws forearms, then brings Liv up. Liv fights with body shots and she slips under. Becky throws hands, Liv CLUBS her on the back!

Liv runs and hops up to SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! High stack, TWO!! Becky survives again and Liv even stumbles into buckles! Liv and Becky are both down and fans fire up! Liv focuses again, but Becky drags her into the DISARM-HER!! Liv gets the ropebreak! The ref counts, Becky holds until 4! Becky storms around, into a cradle! TWO, Becky has it, TWO!! Liv swings, into an atomic FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Becky is again flustered, and then she gets angry. She throws Liv through ropes, fires off with forearms, uppercuts and hammering fists! The ref counts, Becky stops, and fans boo as Becky goes back to the corner. GUILLOTINE FLOP!

Liv goes up the corner while Becky is staggering up! Liv leaps, missile dropkick again! But Becky flops out of the ring! Liv is frustrated, another opening slipping away form her. Becky slowly gets up as the ring count climbs, but Liv builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and down goes Becky! Fans are fired up with Liv and she gets Becky up and in! But again, Becky bails out the other side. Liv slaps herself to stay focused, and she goes back out after Becky. Becky SMACKS Liv off the desk now! And again and again and again! Becky goes into the ring and wants the count to finish this! It’s 5 of 10, Liv drags herself over at 7, but in at 9! And Becky fires off stomps!

Becky tells Liv to just give up already! Becky throws Liv up and out and then goes out to whip, only for Liv ot reverse! Becky hits steel steps, Liv fires off hands, then puts Becky’s hand between steps and post! Revenge for a few weeks ago as Liv stomps away on Becky’s arm! Liv puts Becky in at 8 of 10 but Becky BOOTS Liv back down! Becky goes up the corner, but Liv goes up after her! SUPER ARM BREAKER! To RINGS OF SATURN!! Becky is caught as Liv pulls way back!! Becky rolls around, makes it a cover, TWO!! Becky gest to ropes, Liv gets the waistlock! The ref has them break, Liv leaps, but Becky blocks Oblivion for a MAN HANDLE SLAM!! Cover, Becky wins!!

Winner: Becky Lynch, by pinfall (still Raw Women’s Champion)

One little gap and Becky slips away! But with as hard as Liv pushed her, is Big Time Becks slowly losing her grip on that gold?

 

Backstage interview with Seth Rollins.

The Visionary is fired up. What a night! What’s “Mike” got for him? Well, any word on Lesnar being in the world title match now? Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. This was Rollins’ match, a simple 1v1. But then Kevin Owens lied his way in. Lashley bullied his way in, and now Lesnar has, well, Lesnar’d his way in! SO what’ll Rollins do? What in the world is he going to do? He can’t divulge his tactics, but he will say this: The four other men in this match have something in common that gives Rollins the advantage. Any idea what that is? The answer is that they’re not SETH FREAKIN’ ROLLINS! So what’ll he do?! He’ll go out there and do what he does better than anyone: stomp heads and win!

 

WWE World Championship Fatal 5 Way: Big E VS Seth Rollins VS Kevin Owens VS Bobby Lashley w/ MVP VS Brock Lesnar!

The Powerhouse of Positivity was meant to just face the Architect 1v1 after Seth Rollins won a #1 contender’s ladder match. But the Prizefighter returned to his roots as the snake in the grass, and the Rocky Mountain Machine demanded respect in the form of a spot in this match. That was all fine and good, but when the Tribal Chief couldn’t make it, the Beast shifted weight and decided he wanted in on this title match! Will Big E be able to make four opponents FEEL~ the POWER~? Or is Day 1 ending with the start of a new reign?

The introductions are made, the- wait, Rollins and Kevin go after Lesnar right away! Lashley throws Big E out but Lesnar GERMAN SUPLXES Kevin, then GERMAN SUPLEXES Rollins, then does another for Kevin! And another for Rollins! And another for Kevin! Lesnar fireman’s carries Rollins but Kevin saves him from the F5, only to get another GERAM!N Big E gets past Lashley to CLOBBER Lesnar! And clothesline him out of the ring!! Fans are fired up that Big E even managed that! Big E goes out but Lashley gets him for a fireman’s carry and POST! Lashley then glares at Lesnar, the one man he’s yet to throw down with, and he runs in to SPEAR Lesnar through barriers!!

Fans are losing their minds as the All Mighty crushes the Beast! Lashley then gets in the ring to RAM Kevin, and hit a NECKBREAKER! Rollins runs in, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Lashley reels Rollins in, suplexes, holds Rollins up, but Kevin SUPERKICKS Lashley! Rollins SUPERKICKS Lashley! They DOUBLE SUPERKICK Lashley and he bails out! Kevin and Rollins talk things out as Lesnar drags himself from the wreckage. Rollins builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit on Lesnar, and then he holds Lesnar down for Kevin’s FROG SPLASH! Kevin and Rollins mug Lashley, too! Then they decide to pull the steel steps apart!

MVP tries to warn Lashley, but it doesn’t stop Rollins & Kevin from RAMMING Lashley down! And then they RAM Lesnar with the steps! Then they clear off the announce desk! The fans are loving this as Kevin throws the hood down on Lashley and Rollins brings the base steps over. Kevin SLAMS the desk hood onto Lesnar, fans chant, “WE WANT TABLES!” Kevin and Rollins drag Lashley up and over, and they double suplex, only for Lashley to fight out! Lashley kicks and punches them away, but Big E gives Lashley an URENAGE through the table!! The champion is not going to be left out of this! But then he turns around into a SUPERKICK from Kevin!

Kevin and Rollins focus on Big E now as they put him in the ring. Rollins moves the base steps, Kevin brings Lesnar over, they DOUBLE DDT Lesnar on the steps! Kevin and Rollins go into the ring, Kevin whips Rollins into Big E’s Urenag-E! Big E ELBOWS Kevin, runs, but into a POP-UP POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Kevin hurries and goes up top! SWANTON onto knees! But Rollins FROG SPLASHES! Cover, TWO! Rollins gets back up and fans chant, “This is Awesome!” already! Rollins waits for Big E to get up, and he ROLLING ELBOWS! Then he turns Big E for a DREAM SMASHER ELBOW! Rollins takes aim, runs in, but Lesnar gets in!

Lesnar has Rollins for an F5!! Then he gets Big E! F5!! Kevin kicks, but no Stunner! Kevin goes for a ride on the F5!! But Lashley SPEARS Lesnar! Cover, TWO?!?! Lashley can’t believe Lesnar survives! Fans are going nuts as Lashley stalks Lesnar! Lesnar stands, Lashley clamps on the HURT LOCK!! Lesnar endures the full nelson, MVP feels it coming, but Big E CLOBBERS Lashley! Scoop and BIG ENDING!! Lesnar gets up, Big E scoops, but Lesnar slips out! Fireman’s carry, F5!! Lesnar wins!!

Winner: Brock Lesnar, by pinfall (NEW WWE World Champion)

That was Fast & Furious 5, and it was The BEAST who conquers everyone else! Lesnar is once again the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE World Heavyweight Champion, but will he give up on the WWE Universal Championship? Or will this free agent look to become a double champion and make this his year?


My Thoughts:

I still stand by how I didn’t really think WWE needed to cancel TLC to make this PPV a thing, and they really did everything they could to make it feel big and important. Important might be a matter of opinion, but this was definitely big and it definitely had a lot of great in-ring stuff. Ridge Holland getting a busted nose in the kickoff was a bummer for him, but the other three kept going smoothly. I thought there was going to be an audible called where the Faces won, but seems they stuck to the plan, Heels win so Holland has a win on his record, but Sheamus looks like the superhuman winning a handicap match.

I dare say tonight opened with the best match on the card. Usos VS New Day gave us another instant classic, and works out just fine that the Usos retained. The Bloodline stays on top, and surely Roman will be just fine with fighting off COVID. Lesnar being put in the world title match was a shock, but I guess since they paid him the money for this PPV, they had to use him somehow. I will say it was a great, chaotic main event with a lot of great spots. But I am not sure what to make of them giving Lesnar the title like this. Is Lesnar going to just shift over to Raw now? Is he going to go between the brands? Are we going to see a Winner Takes All match between Lesnar and Roman? I suppose we could see that at the Rumble, then the Rumble winner doesn’t even have to choose.

I was hoping McIntyre VS Moss was going to turn into a squash match, but it turned into a standard one. Moss looked great in that match but of course McIntyre won. Corbin and Moss going after McIntyre backstage was brutal. I hope he becomes “Brutal Corbin” or something like that before having a No Disqualification match with McIntyre. Edge VS Miz was a good match but the pacing seemed a bit slow. The highlight was that Beth Phoenix showed up to counter Maryse, as we all hoped she would. This is definitely going to give us a huge Mixed Tag Match, probably at WrestleMania. Or maybe a series of them like when Miz & Maryse feuded with Bryan & Brie? Either way, it’s going to be great to see Beth get back in the ring.

RKBRO VS Profits was really good, but it really felt like an excuse to have Migos at ringside. Those guys are cool and all, but they didn’t even get to be part of commentary and just give us their reactions. RKBRO retaining makes sense, there are a lot of other teams they can still face in title matches before they lose the belts. They might even go all the way to Mania before losing the belts to a team like Rey & Dominik Mysterio. Similarly, Becky might hold onto the title until the Rumble winner faces her at Mania. Becky VS Liv tonight was about on par with their previous, but there were some good nods to that match here and there. Liv came really close here but Becky pulled it off, and now I’m thinking Bianca Belair wins the Women’s Rumble again to then again main event and win on Night One.

My Score: 8.5/10


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Mitchell’s ROH Results & Report! (7/18/24)

LIGHTS OUT!

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Now this is a LEGIT grudge match!

While ROH prepares for Death Before Dishonor, Leyla Hirsch and Diamante throw the rules out the window in a LIGHTS OUT match!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: Dalton Castle & The Outrunners VS Lance Archer & The Righteous; win.
  • Six Man Tag: The Cage of Agony VS ???
  • Queen Aminata VS ???
  • Red Velvet VS ???
  • Lights Out: Leyla Hirsch VS Diamante; wins.

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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/17/24)

EPISODE 250!

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AEW is going big for this milestone Dynamite!

Dynamite has reached its 250TH episode, and it opens with Will Ospreay VS MJF for the AEW International Championship!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS MJF; MJF wins and becomes the new AEW International Champion.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Nyla Rose; Mone wins and retains the title.
  • Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Kazuchika Okada; Swerve wins, by disqualification.

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AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS MJF!

Like many of us, The Aerial Assassin despise the Wolf of Wrestling for how he disrespected and used Daniel Garcia just to send a message. But also like many, Ospreay at least acknowledges and respects that this form of Maxwell Jacob Friedman is his most dangerous. Will Ospreay be able to put down AEW’s Ultimate Scumbag? Or will even the #BillyGOAT not be on the level of the devil?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who ignites episode 250!

The bell rings and the fans cheer while the two stare down. Ospreay gets the fans even more fired up, and then MJF bails out. The fans boo but MJF just hops the railing. MJF splashes fans with their own water! MJF then lounges on the barriers, offers a fist bump, but the fans just flip him off. So MJF rips a fan’s sign up and throws it back! MJF goes back to the ring, tells fans to shut up, and he approaches Ospreay. Only to dodge and strut, then swivel the hips. The fans boo but Ospreay smirks, this is the MJF he knew he was getting. They tie up, MJF wrenches to hammerlock, but Ospreay headlocks.

MJF powers up to wrench and WRING Ospreay, but Ospreay handsprings through, and copies the strut! Ospreay shows he can swivel hips, too! The fans cheer but MJF sarcastically says Ospreay’s clever. The two tie up, MJF headlocks, but the fans sing, “OSPRAEY~ OSPREAY OSPREAY OSPREAY~!” MJF is annoyed, Ospreay powers up and out, then things speed up. Ospreay hurdles then drops down to trip MJF up! MJF ducks the Hidden Blade to hit a headlock takeover! Ospreay headscissors, MJF kips free, and roles reverse as Ospreay headlocks for the takeover. MJF headscissors but Ospreay kips free.

MJF ducks the Penalty Kick, avoids the standing moonsault, then bobs ‘n’ weaves to avoid Ospreay’s punches and kicks. MJF shoves Ospreay, Ospreay springboards but MJF avoids that, too! MJF runs in, Ospreay dodges to handspring, but MJF gets under! Ospreay superhero lands, and the fans are thunderous while MJF is stunned! The fans cheer “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for making this the opener! MJF is annoyed, but he and Ospreay tie up. MJF says Ospreay pulled hair! The fans boo because of course MJF is lying. MJF and Ospreay reset, tie up, and again MJF claims hair pulling. But then MJF pulls hair!

MJF puts Ospreay on the ropes, the ref counts, and MJF lets off, to take a swing! Ospreay dodges and then LARIATS MJF up and out! The fans fire up and Ospreay builds speed, only for MJF to get away. MJF says not today, but then Ospreay just changes course and he FLIES out onto MJF! The fans fire up and high-five Ospreay before he puts MJF in. Ospreay HOTSHOTS MJF, runs and BOOTS, then he hits as BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Ospreay prepares the elbow and the fans fire up. Ospreay aims but MJF scrambles to the apron. The fans boo, Ospreay storms over, but MJF YANKS Ospreay into buckles!

MJF stomps a mudhole in, drags Ospreay up to whip and WRING him into the corner! Ospreay flounders and MJF soaks up the heat. Then he blows snot at the fans and mocks them! MJF goes back to Ospreay, clamps onto an arm, and the fans rally and duel as Ospreay endures. Ospreay fights up, throws body shots, then forearms. MJF throws Ospreay down by his hair! The fans boo but MJF just soaks it up. MJF says he didn’t do anything. Then he clamps on with a chinlock and grinds Ospreay down. Ospreay fights up to JAWBREAKER free! Ospreay runs but MJF kitchen sink knees! MJF hauls Ospreay up to back suplex, but Ospreay lands out!

Ospreay reels MJF in to back suplex, but MJF lands out! MJF back suplexes, Ospreay lands out, into a STUNNER! Cover, TWO! MJF’s annoyed his Osaka Street Cutter, or perhaps Long Island Street Cutter, didn’t end this, but he storms after Ospreay. Ospreay is on the apron, MJF reels him in, HEAT- NO! Ospreay shoves MJF away, but MJF slingshots Ospreay into another STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and MJF is frustrated. The fans rally for Ospreay as he goes to the apron, but MJF storms over. MJF drags Ospreay in again, tries but Ospreay again denies him the Heatseeker! So MJF tries the slingshot, but Ospreay stops that!

Ospreay GAMANGIRIS MJF away, goes up a corner, and PIP PIP CHEERIO! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Ospreay rises but so does MJF. Ospreay fires haymakers on MJF first, then whips. MJF reverses but Ospreay CLOBBERS him! MJF bails out but Ospreay builds speed! Ospreay handsprings to SASUKE SPECIAL! The fans are thunderous but Ospreay takes a moment to check his ribs and catch his breath. Ospreay storms up on MJF, puts him in the ring, then goes up a corner. The fans fire up for the MOONSAULT, but MJF moves! Ospreay lands out, MOONSAULTS again, but MJF dodges again!

But the STANDING SHOOTING STAR hits! Cover, TWO! So Ospreay goes up and up to SKY TWISTER! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives the onslaught but Ospreay loads up that elbow! “This is Awesome!” as Ospreay aims again. MJF slowly rises, Ospreay runs up, but MJF bails out again! The fans continue to boo but Ospreay PLANCHAS! Down goes MJF and Ospreay high-fives more fans. And then Ospreay confiscates the timekeeper’s table! The fans are thunderous as Ospreay brings the furniture over to ringside. MJF hurries away into the ring now! Ospreay pursues as we see the fear on MJF’s face.

Ospreay CHOPS MJF in the corner! Ospreay stands MJF up to CHOP him again! The fans “WOO~” and Ospreay runs, but MJF pops him up to SUPERKICK him! MJF goes up, but Ospreay avoids the Panama City/Long Island Sunrise, but then MJF knees low! MJF reels Ospreay in but Ospreay powers out. Ospreay whips MJF to the corner, MJF goes up and over, but then MJF’s knee jams! Ospreay grabs that leg but it was a trap! MJF steps over and hits as STUFF PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and both men are down again. The fans rally up while both men stir, and MJF rises first.

MJF shows off that the leg is just fine, then does the Daniel Garcia dance just to mock him. MJF then drops an elbow on Ospreay’s leg. Ospreay CLUBS at MJF but MJF keeps the toehold. Ospreay fishhooks MJF and MJF lets go. Ospreay CHOPS, and CHOPS, then runs, but into a back drop! MJF leans on the ropes while he catches his breath, and the fans rally again. MJF storms back over, KNEES the leg, then smirks. MJF steps through, ties the legs up, and has the FIGURE FOUR! The fans “WOO~,” even as MJF SLAPS Ospreay! And SLAPS him! MJF thrashes the hold, but Ospreay endures. Ospreay’s shoulders are down, TWO as he sits back up!

Ospreay pries at the leglock, and the fans rally up as he works to turn things over. MJF fights that back, thrashes some more, but Ospreay grits his teeth. The fans rally harder and harder as Ospreay fights his way over, and he turns the hold onto MJF! MJF endures now, reaches out while shouting in pain, and he flails in order to turn things back onto Ospreay! The fans boo but Ospreay endures again. Ospreay drags MJF along, reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts but MJF lets go at 4. MJF is frustrated but then he drags Ospreay up and to a corner. MJF CHOPS, takes a moment, then CHOPS again!

MJF wrenches, whips, but Ospreay can’t even make it all the way! MJF smirks while the ref checks Ospreay. Ospreay shakes out the leg, refusing to admit defeat. MJF storms over, stands Ospreay up, and CHOPS! Ospreay hobbles, so MJF CLAWS Ospreay’s back! MJF whips, Ospreay barely makes it to ropes! MJF wants after Ospreay like a shark with blood in the water, but Ospreay sits on the apron. MJF tells off the fans cheering Ospreay, but Ospreay is somehow still in this. So MJF CLAWS Ospreay’s face! The fans boo but MJF soaks it up. Ospreay throws body shots and haymakers! Ospreay CHOPS and MJF wobbles!

Ospreay CHOPS again, MJF flails more. Ospreay snarls, runs, but MJF CHOP BLOCKS the legs! MJF covers, TWO! MJF frowns but he stomps Ospreay’s leg. MJF then stands Ospreay up to CLUB him on the neck! Ospreay hobbles, so MJF CLAWS his back! Ospreay fires big forearms! Then he fires Kawada Kicks! MJF wobbles, into a CHOP! MJF goes to ropes, Ospreay scoops him, but MJF CLAWS the eyes again! The ref reprimands and counts, MJF stops at 4. The fans boo but MJF whips. Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges, and DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! The fans fire up again while Ospreay again clutches the leg.

Ospreay rises, but MJF KNEES the knee! Then MJF calls his shot! MJF suplexes, but STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE hits first! MJF wobbles around, Ospreay calls his shot now! Springboard, OSCUTTER!! But MJF flops all the way to ropes! Ospreay has to crawl his way over, and MJF flops to the floor! MJF’s ring awareness is strong but Ospreay pursues. Ospreay drags MJF up to put him in the ring, and then onto the apron. Ospreay uses a corner to go up and APRON OSCUTTER FLOP as MJF steps back! Ospreay writhes, signaling to his arm, and the ref hurries to check. MJF may have gotten lucky here, as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ref has Ospreay go around the way but MJF is in pursuit! MJF shows no mercy as he grabs that bad arm, and RAMS Ospreay into steel steps! MJF stands on the steps to soak up all the heat, as well as talk some trash on Ospreay. It’s certainly in the vain of MJF is who AEW needs, not Ospreay. MJF drags Ospreay up and into the ring, then takes his time to taunt fans over the table. He flips the fans off, he isn’t gonna do what they want. MJF then goes back to Ospreay, grabs the bad arm, and he stands on it, to then STOMP it! MJF soaks up more heat as he paces around Ospreay, then clamps onto the arm again.

Ospreay endures the mounted armlock, and he fights to his feet. Now Ospreay pulls hair, but MJF throws Ospreay down by the arm. MJF grinds that shoulder but Ospreay still endures. The fans rally as Ospreay fights, stands up, and throws body shots. Dynamite returns to single picture as Ospreay ROCKS MJF with forearms. Ospreay whips, MJF reverses but Ospreay handsprings, only for MJF to KICK the bad arm! Ospreay clutches the elbow, but MJF hauls him up! Double underhooks, for a SHOULDER BUSTER! And then it’s back to the armlock! Ospreay rolls through, but MJF ducks the roundhouse to pump handle!

MJF adds a half nelson, MADE IN JAPAN! Or perhaps, Made in Long Island? Cover, TWO!! Ospreay knows that move from his rivalry with Shingo Takagi. The fans rally while both men are down again, “This is Awesome!” Ospreay and MJF slowly rise, MJF storms over, and he whips. Ospreay holds ropes to stop that, so MJF CLUBS the arm! MJF makes the pecs dance, whips again, but Ospreay reverses. Ospreay then dodges MJF to handspring and NEURALIZER KICK! Both men are down again and the fans stay fired up! Ospreay sits up first, then both men stand. Ospreay BOOTS MJF’s haymaker to then ENZIGIRI!

MJF wobbles, Ospreay wrenches an arm, and Ospreay CHOPS MJF off his feet! Ospreay drags MJF up to wrench and CHOP him down again! Ospreay stands MJF one more time, to CHOP, CHOP, and- NO, MJF blocks the chop! MJF WRINGS the arm, Ospreay cartwheels through! ENZIGIRI! Torture rack, TOWER HACKER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives and the fans can’t believe it! The fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but there’s still more show that has to happen! MJF crawls to the apron, Ospreay stalks him. MJF flops to the floor, but he’s near that table… Ospreay goes to the floor and brings MJF up.

MJF throat chops Ospreay! MJF runs away into the crowd, but Ospreay pursues! Ospreay fires hands on MJF even as MJF goes up the bleachers. Ospreay grabs MJF, bends him against railing, and offers free shots. A little girl starts punching MJF in the ribs! MJF flips her family off but Ospreay CLUBS away on MJF! Ospreay fist bumps the girl and drags MJF back up. Ospreay ROCKS MJF with a right and follows him down the stairs. Ospreay CHOPS MJF to keep him moving, but MJF takes a detour into the seats. So Ospreay makes MJF take a seat and punches down hands! The fans count along, Ospreay winds up, and hits TEN!

MJF flounders around, Ospreay shows that there’s one guy still wearing an MJF Kangaroo Kick shirt, and then pursues MJF. MJF pokes Ospreay right in the eyes! MJF CLUBS Ospreay, but Ospreay kicks MJF! Ospreay SMACKS MJF off the trash can! The fans fire up and Ospreay DUMPS MJF into the trash can! MJF kicks and flails but Ospreay BOOTS the can! MJF falls out, stumbles away, and Ospreay pursues. They finally return to ringside, and Ospreay refreshes the count that was never happening anyway. Ospreay then drags MJF over to the table, punches him onto it, then goes up the steel steps.

Ospreay then goes up the corner and fans are thunderous already! Ospreay aims, but MJF hurries off the table. The fans boo and Ospreay sighs, but Ospreay hops down to go after MJF. But MJF gut wrenches! Ospreay victory rolls, TWO! MJF has the victory roll, TWO! Ospreay has it, TWO! MJF is up, Ospreay gets around and hops on, POISON-RANA! MJF flounders to a corner, Ospreay runs up, but MJF pops him up! Another SUPERKICK as Ospreay is upside-down! MJF goes up, LONG ISLAND SUNRISE!! Cover, TWO!?! The fans are electric as Ospreay survives another hard shot! Ospreay then goes to the apron and then the floor.

MJF pursues, and we return to the table. MJF puts Ospreay on the table and then goes up the apron. The fans rally as MJF actually climbs the corner. MJF reaches the top, but then Ospreay slips off the table! The fans still boo, they want that table to see some action. MJF hops down, talks smack on Ospreay, then CHOPS him. MJF BITES Ospreay’s arm! The fans boo and tell MJF he’s sick! The ref counts, MJF lets off, but he then ROCKS Ospreay with a haymaker. MJF again mocks Daniel Garcia, even asking if Garcia has feeling in his arms again. MJF then whips Ospreay hard into railing! Ospreay almost ends up in the front row!

MJF makes Ospreay take a seat, and he CLAWS at Ospreay’s face! MJF refreshes the ring count, then runs in at Ospreay, to BOOT Ospreay against railing! MJF hops up to soak up more heat, then he refreshes with some water. That he then splashes at fans. MJF stalks Ospreay back to the table, refreshes the count, and then asks, “Ospreay who?” MJF stands Ospreay up to whip, but Ospreay goes up onto the railing, to OSCUTTER to the floor! The fans fire up again while both men are down! Ospreay clutches the bad leg and the bad arm, but he manages to rise up and put MJF in. Ospreay then swings, but into MJF’s dragon sleeper!

But Ospreay flips things around! The fans cheer, as Ospreay hits CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!!! MJF survives, but Ospreay storms after him in a corner. MJF uses the ref as a shield, then he pokes Ospreay in the eyes! MJF goes up to DOUBLE STOMP the bad arm! MJF reels Ospreay in, hammerlock and lift, DDT!! Cover, TWO!!! Ospreay survives and the fans continue to rally behind him. MJF is frustrated but he pursues Ospreay to the apron. MJF drags Ospreay through ropes, and HEAT- NO! Ospreay throws MJF away, MJF’s leg “jams,” and Ospreay takes aim. Ospreay springboards but MJF hits ropes to trip him up!

Ospreay gets stuck up there, MJF goes up to LEAPING LARIAT!! Cover, TWO?!? MJF is beside himself as Ospreay survives again! MJF stalks Ospreay to the apron, drags him up, and gut wrenches! The fans freak out but Ospreay flails and kicks! Ospreay turns things around onto MJF, but MJF KICKS Ospreay! MJF then suplexes, but Ospreay slips free! Ospreay waistlocks but the arm won’t let him lift! So Ospreay SUPERKICKS MJF instead! MJF wobbles, Ospreay reels him in, and tucks him for an APRON STYLES CLASH!!! Both men fall to the floor and Little Rock is losing its collective mind right now!

Ospreay drags MJF up and into the ring, covers, TWO!!!! MJF survives but Ospreay is too tired to be upset. Ospreay just rises up, brings MJF to his feet, and reels him in. Even with one arm, Ospreay hits a LAST RIDE!! Cover, TWO!! MJF reminds us why he was once the longest reigning AEW World Champion while Dynamite goes back to picture in picture.

Ospreay shakes out the arms, but Doc Sampson is called over to check. Doc checks that arm, from lifting to turning. Then Doc checks with Ospreay if he wants to do “that,” and Ospreay says go for it. Doc YANKS Ospreay’s arm to pop it back in place! Ospreay clutches the arm again but it seems that did the trick. Ospreay has the fans fired up again, and he drags MJF up for Kawada Kicks! Ospreay stands over MJF while Dynamite goes to break.

Dynamite 250 returns and Ospreay calls his shot. MJF rises, and he spins Ospreay around to BITE Ospreay’s face! The fans boo, MJF runs, but Ospreay HIDDEN BLADES!! Cover, TWO!!! MJF survives a shot to the face but Ospreay roars! The fans are thunderous as MJF sits up, into a BUZZSAW! MULE KICK! OSC- NO, MJF stops the cutter to gut wrench, and TOMBSTONE!! Cover, TWO?!?! Ospreay survives again and the fans again cheer “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for giving us this instant classic. MJF snarls, and he uses wrist tape to CHOKE Ospreay! The ref reprimands, MJF lets off, and MJF goes to the corner with Ospreay.

MJF wrenches the bad arm, whips him hard into the corner, and Ospreay falls. The fans boo but MJF grins as he rises up. MJF storms over to Ospreay, stands him up and wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! MJF whips again, and harder! Ospreay falls back, MJF flexes, but the fans boo. MJF mocks the United Empire crown then says shove it. MJF drags Ospreay up, whips him corner to corner again, but Ospreay reveres! MJF tumbles up, comes back, and Ospreay CHOPS! And CHOPS! But MJF blocks one again to WRING the arm again! Ospreay writhes, MJF leans on ropes, and then MJF runs in. Ospreay DUMPS MJF out hard!

The fans fire up and Ospreay goes to the apron, only for MJF to YANK him down! MJF puts Ospreay in the ring and says that’s why he’s the smartest wrestler in AEW. But not the wisest as Ospreay DIVING HIDDEN BLADES MJF!! Both men fall to the floor and the fans are thunderous again! Ospreay rises, a ring count starts, and fans count along. We hit 5 of 10, Ospreay puts MJF in at 6. Ospreay goes up the corner, and he BLINDSIDE CHEERIOS! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives again but Ospreay doesn’t get frustrated. Ospreay goes to the apron and climbs up the corner, but MJF again hits ropes! Ospreay lands bad on the corner this time!

MJF climbs up, throws hands, then goes to the very top. SUPER- NO! Ospreay stops the Steiner with one good arm! The fans fire up as he tucks MJF in, for a SUPER STYLES CLASH!! But Ospreay struggles to turn MJF over for the cover! ROPEBREAK!! Ospreay is frustrated now but there’s nothing he can do about that. Ospreay drags MJF up but MJF HOTSHOTS the arm! MJF reels Ospreay in, for an APRON HEATSEEKER!! Ospreay flops to the floor, and MJF looks at the table…! MJF puts Ospreay on the table, hurries back to the corner, and MJF climbs! The fans are going nuts already as MJF SUPER MACHO ELBOWS THROUGH THE TABLE!!!

The fans lose their minds all over again as MJF goes for broke! The ref checks both men, and they’re somehow okay to continue! “This is Awesome!” as we once again go picture in picture.

MJF flounders his way back to ringside and drags himself in. But Champion’s Advantage won’t let him win the title like this! Ospreay is still on the outside as we pass 5 of 10, and he starts to stir around 7. MJF then springs out after Ospreay to get him back in! Seems MJF was just resting, and he shouts about something, probably about how he’s better. MJF stands, paces around, then stomps Ospreay’s legs, then Dynamite goes to break.

Dynamite 250 returns again, and MJF has Ospreay in a Cobra Twist. MJF sneakily grabs the ropes to add on leverage! The ref looks but MJF lets go in time. Ospreay still endures, and MJF digs a knuckle into the ribs. MJF then again sneaks a grab at the ropes! The ref gets closer to catching him but the fans tell on MJF! MJF tells them all to shut up! MJF still grabs for ropes, but the ref sees it this time! MJF says he’s not doing nothing! The ref KICKS that arm! Ospreay then hip tosses free! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! MJF gets up, Ospreay reels him into a package, TWO! Schoolboy, TWO!

Ospreay stands, slips around to backslide, TWO!! MJF escapes again, to headlock takeover and cover, TWO as Ospreay headscissors! MJF moves around, bridges to a cover, TWO as Ospreay bridges out! A spin and backslide, TWO!! MJF whips, Ospreay swings but MJF gets under! Ospreay leaps, into the POWER BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!!! The fans are electric again as both men are down! The fans sing for Ospreay as he crawls to a corner. MJF sits up then rises up to soak up heat. MJF hits the kangaroo stance?! The fans are torn, surely he isn’t serious. But then MJF runs up, KANGAROO- NO! Ospreay catches MJF!

Ospreay CATAPULTS MJF, but MJF lands safe on the corner! Only for Ospreay to tuck him in and CHEEKY NANDOS! MJF is still stuck so Ospreay goes up after him, for a SUPER POISON RANA! MJF lands out?! MJF shows he can do what Ospreay does and the fans lose their minds! LARIAT in the corner, then MJF hoists Ospreay up top. MJF goes up and up and smirks, gives some thrusts, then SUPER STEINERS! Ospreay lands out!! Ospreay shows MJF how it’s really done and MJF is in disbelief! Both men turn around, MJF swings but Ospreay goes Matrix! MJF returns the favor to dodge Ospreay!

Ospreay blocks a kick but MJF pokes him in the eyes! MJF flips everyone off, but Ospreay HOOK KICKS him! MJF rebounds to ROCK Ospreay! Ospreay rebounds to BOOT MJF! MJF rebounds to ROLLING ELBOW! Ospreay rebounds, MJF SWATS the lariat, gets Ospreay up but Ospreay slips outta the bomb! MJF blocks the kick again, KNEES Ospreay and runs, but into the TIGER WALL KICK! ENZIGIRI! MJF rebounds, Ospreay slips through the lariat! Ospreay lifts MJF but MJF back drops free! Ospreay sunset flips it, TWO!! MJF sits on the cover, TWO! Ospreay has it, TWO! MJF has it, TWO! ONE! ONE! ONE! ONE!

Ospreay keeps MJF down, TWO!! MJF swings, Ospreay dodges, OSC- SUPERKICK!! MJF drags Ospreay up, suplex, STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE returns! Then PISONI-RANA returns!! Ospreay underhooks to STORM- NO, MJF slips free to DREAM SMASHER! MJF runs, into a SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Even after all that, there’s still something in the gas tanks on both men! Little Rock gives a standing ovation for this AEW Match of the Year contender! MJF crawls to a corner, Ospreay pursues. Ospreay puts MJF up top, ROCKS him, but has to slap some fire into himself. Ospreay goes up top, but MJF fires body shots!

MJF gut wrenches Ospreay, but Ospreay kicks free! Ospreay then slingshots back up, to SUPER OSCUTTER!! And HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Ospreay can’t believe it and now he’s mad! Ospreay throws off the elbow pad as Little Rock is erupting! MJF sits up, but DUCKS the Hidden Blade! Ospreay tumbles but MJF is also down, too tired to sit back up. Ospreay crawls his way back over, sits MJF up, but MJF SPITS at him!! Ospreay gets REALLY mad now! MJF panics, Ospreay HEADBUTTS him! Ospreay reels MJF in, the fans say do it, and Ospreay says yes! Underhooks, one minute warning, but Ospreay isn’t sure which Storm Attack to use!

Ospreay hauls MJF up, to STORM…! NO, Ospreay stops short of the driver! They fans boo, they want him to end MJF but Ospreay says he’s not like that anymore. Ospreay drags MJF up , MJF SHOVES Ospreay into the ref!! The ref goes down, we’re under 20 seconds! Ospreay hurries over to MJF, DYNAMITE DIAMOND RING PUNCH!!! Cover, MJF WINS!!!!

Winner: MJF, by pinfall (NEW AEW International Champion)

There was literally two seconds left, but MJF pulls it off!! The Wolf of Wrestling proves he’s still just a lowdown dirty snake, but he’s the snake that stole the gold from the #BillyGOAT. Medics help both guys get icepacks, water and oxygen, and MJF rises like a zombie to celebrate himself. The Scumbag may have survived The Aerial Assassin, but will he be ready to go All In against The Bastard?

 

Backstage interview Mark Briscoe & The Acclaimed.

Arkady Aura is with the Sussex County Chicken, as well as Max Caster & Anthony Bowens, and says they asked for this time to talk with each other. Caster says that’s right, because they know Mr. Briscoe is on Team AEW for Blood & Guts. They also know that Team AEW needs a couple more partners, and the only way Mark gets “The Best Wrestler Alive” on his side is when Caster & Bowens join the team together. Plus, The Acclaimed just beat The Bucks a couple weeks ago, they have their number, this is a no brainer! Bowens says that’s right! And they’re also this close to becoming AEW World Tag Team Champions once again, they want a piece of The Bucks’ asses!

Plus, when you think AEW, you think The Acclaimed, because EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! So they want in! Mark says that’s right! They had his back a couple weeks ago, so as far as he’s concerned, The Acclaimed is in, baby! But Mark’s not the only man calling the shots on this, if you understand what he’s saying. In steps AEW World Champion, Swerve Strickland. Swerve says listen! They’ve been through their fair share of squabbles, so he knows what Acclaimed is all about. Swerve’s also been in battles with The Briscoes, so he knows Dem Boys are real tough people. There is nobody better to go to war with than those you’ve battled against.

Therefore, “y’all ready to get violent?” The Acclaimed say hell yeah! Hands in, and Mark warns The Elite that Team AEW is coming for them! LET’S GO, BABY!! Bowens & Caster follow Briscoe out, Swerve nods, will this team be ready to rip apart The Elite? Will Swerve be ready for The Rainmaker later on tonight in the main event? Or will Kazuchika Okada rain on Swerve’s House and wash it away?

 

“Big Bill” Morrissey is in the ring.

The Redwood introduces to the “seeds, saplings, roots and most importantly, branches,” the Learning Tree, Chris Jericho! The “For The World” Champion is accompanied by “Bad Apple” Bryan Keith as he makes his way out here, waving to Little Rock. The fans boo but Jericho still smiles. “Hi, guys~! Y’know, Little Rock, you need to take a few lessons from The Learning Tree. This city is such a high-crime, violent city, 1,533 crimes for ever 100,000 people, you can do better than that! But let’s talk about Dynamite 250 for AEW, I was on the very first Dynamite, and I’ve been on almost every single one since.

“And the ones that I missed, the Branches were so angry, cards and letters filed in, so I made a promise, I’m never gonna miss another Dynamite again.” The fans boo but Jericho says he’ll be on every one, even until episode 500! It’s like he’s said: When you listen to The Learning Tree, good things happen. And when you don’t, people get hurt, dammit! This isn’t right! Jericho is begging us all to listen to him! Look to those who haven’t. Shibata’s arm, Hook getting that fireball to his face, that’s horrible. And then Samoa Joe is literally driven through a wall because he wasn’t listening to The Learning Tree!

Jericho is begging us, this has to stop! People are getting hurt! At this point, everyone should realize they need to listen to Jericho. Surely everyone knows the teachings of Jericho are so important. Who would be crazy enough not to listen? Who would be psychotic enough not to use the teachings of Jericho? Who would be maniacal enough to- IS THAT MINORU SUZUKI!? Jericho is very worried seeing the Meanest Man in the World returning here to AEW! Suzuki has a paper in his hands, but what could it be? Suzuki goes to the ring and fans get fired up. Suzuki waits, and he steps in at “KAZE NI NARE~!”

Suzuki stares Jericho down while the fans cheer him on. Suzuki looks at the FTW Championship, then he snatches Jericho’s mic. “Next week…” Suzuki holds up the paper, Keith snatches it, and Keith reads it for Jericho. This is an official order from AEW management. The Redwood AND Bad Apple are banned from ringside for Jericho VS Suzuki, an FTW Championship match! Suzuki then HEADBUTTS Jericho down! Bill goes to help Jericho and Keith backs up. Suzuki grins and waves, “Bye, guys~!” Jericho looks to be fearing for his life now that he knows there is someone crazy enough to ignore his teachings. Will the King of Pancrase cut down The Learning Tree?

 

The Elite speak.

Nicholas asks Matthew and Okada if they heard all that. The Elite heard what The Acclaimed, Mark Briscoe and Swerve Strickland had to say, and it is ridiculous! What pisses them off even more is that The Acclaimed think they’re just gonna become two-time AEW Tag Team Champions. Not on their watch! Matt says what those guys need is a reminder about just who the hecc they are! This is THE Elite, the greatest team in AEW. And after next week, they’ll have all the gold and all the power! Nick points out it won’t be all the gold. Swerve is still AEW World Champion. Well, Matt says after what they do to Swerve, that title might just end up vacated.

Because see, they’re dealing with the most dangerous people in the business. They’re going up against The Young Bucks, the greatest tag team ever. They’re dealing with the Continental Champion, The Rainmaker, Kazuchika Okada. They’re dealing with the unpredictable Scapegoat, the TNT Champion, Jack Perry. And Matt’s favorite part: making his return to The Elite, Hangman Adam Page! And oh, in steps the TBS Champion, Mercedes Mone! The CEO says hi to the EVPs, and she thanks them for banning Britt Baker from even being backstage tonight so that she can’t ruin Dynamite 250 for them.

Matt says let’s just say there’s no drama coming from The DMD to the CEO, via the EVPs. Okada whispers something to Matt and Matt asks if Mone will do the dance for them. Oh, her CEO shuffle? Of course! C E O! C E O! Ok, got to go~! Mone heads out, Okada wipes himself down. He claims it’s just really hot back here. Matt & Nick say okay, sure. But will The CEO still be golden like The Elite? Or will she end up the Native Beast’s next meal?

 

AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Nyla Rose!

Well, as we just heard, there will be no Britt Baker anywhere tonight because that is how bad she got under The CEO’s skin. Mone even made sure this Open Challenge would not allow Britt to answer it, so in steps a different former AEW Women’s World Champion. Will Mone find there are threats all over the AEW roster? Or will she still be making that double champion type bank?

The introductions are made, the teal title is raised, and we see who is truly the Face of TBS!

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally and duel, the two tie up, and Mone tries but she can’t push Nyla back at all! Nyla puts Mone in a corner, Mone goes up the ropes, but the ref counts. Nyla lets off but Mone scuffs her. Nyla is annoyed, but she mocks Mone’s dance. Nyla runs up, Mone leaps over, but then Nyla runs up again. Mone gets around, waistlocks, but Nyla THROWS her away! The fans rally, Nyla storms up but Mone drop toeholds her onto ropes! Mone CLUBS and stomps away on Nyla. Mone drags Nyla up to stomp into a corner, but the ref counts. Mone digs her boots in, but lets off at 4.

Mone backs off to then storm back up and drag Nyla up. Mone talks trash, but Nyla reels her in! Nyla suplexes, and she holds Mone up, does a squat or two, but Mone slips free! Mone CLUBS Nyla, runs, but Nyla scoops her! Nyla stops the tilt-o-whirl, and shouts, “Have you lost your mind?!” Nyla suplexes to hang Mone out to dry! Nyla KNEES Mone, goes to the corner and climbs, and the fans fire up for the GUILLOTINE KNEE DROP! Nyla drags Money to the cover, TWO!! Mone survives and Nyla is frustrated, but Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Nyla drags Mone up, ELBOWS her down, then she drags Mone into a backbreaker rack across her knee! Mone endures, even as Nyla pushes her down! Mone fights free with kicks, then fires forearms. Nyla ROCKS Mone right back! Nyla then torture racks Mone to thrash her around! Mone endures, slips down, but Nyla blocks the arm-drag! Nyla whips Mone into the corner, then runs in, only for Mone to move! Nyla POSTS herself, then Mone goes to the apron. Mone BOOTS Nyla into the post! Nyla falls back, Mone soaks up the cheers and jeers, then she sits Nyla down. METEORA! Mone drags Nyla to a cover, TWO!

Mone is upset so she rains down fists! The ref reprimands, Mone lets off to swagger around. Mone stalks Nyla, stomps her around, then bumps her off buckles. Mone stands Nyla up for forearm after forearm, then she climbs up to rain down fists! Mone goes to nine, soaks up the cheers and jeers, but Nyla brings Mone off the corner! Mone RANAS Nyla away, hurries to run, and she METEORAS again! Cover, TWO! Mone is frustrated but Nyla’s a former champion for a reason. Mone drags Nyla up, and clamps on with a COBRA TWIST! Nyla endures, even as Mone puts on the pressure. Mone ELBOWS Nyla in the ribs, but Nyla powers out with a hip toss!

Mone stands, blocks a boot and KNEES Nyla back. Mone runs, slips around, and has a SLEEPER! Dynamite 250 returns to single picture while Nyla starts to fade! The fans rally, Nyla fights up, and she swings Mone around into a facelock! Nyla snap suplexes Money away! The fans fire up while Mone flounders to a corner. Nyla snarls, rises up, and runs in to back body block! And then LARIAT! Mone staggers back up, Nyla runs in at the corner and SPLASHES! Mone sits down, Nyla fires up and Little Rock is with her! CANNONBALL! Nyla drags Mone to a cover, TWO!! Mone survives, showing why she’s been champion all over the world.

Nyla snarls, and she goes up the corner. Mone stands to kick the leg! Nyla falls, Mone goes up and up to VADER BOMB! Nyla sputters, Mone gets moving, BOOT WASH! Mone pushes Nyla, goes up the corner, and she METEORAS again! Cover, TWO!! Nyla survives and Mone can’t believe it! Mone drags Nyla up, turns her, but Nyla’s too big to Gory Especial! Nyla RAMS Mone into the corner, the fans duel, but Nyla puts Mone up top. Nyla then climbs up to have Mone’s arm. But Mone fires elbows on Nyla! Mone adjusts position, and SUPER BULLDOGS! Mone then brings out a glove, all to mock Britt!

Mone puts on her glove, spells out “C! E! O!” RINGS OF SATURN, and then the LOCKJAW!! Nyla BITES Mone’s fingers!! That’s what Mone gets! But then DRIBBLES Nyla’s face off the mat, and puts on the STATEMENT MAKER! Nyla taps, Mone wins!

Winner: Mercedes Mone, by submission (still AEW TBS Champion)

Mone may not be able to do it like The DMD, but she still wins out and holds up both belts. Mone then spots a fan with a sign, “DMD > CEO,” and she snatches that sign! Mone RIPS the sign up, and the fan wearing the Sting mask is upset. That fan pie faces Mone!? Because surprise! It’s BRITT BAKER!! The DMD suck into the show and The CEO is running for her life!! Security surrounds Mone to shield her from Britt! The guards then swarm Britt, and Mone is safe, for now. Will Britt have her Wembley Stadium moment with Mone whether Mone likes it or not?

 

Jack Perry speaks.

The Scapegoat flips a coin, then tells Darby Allin, “You wanted to get my attention? Well, you’ve got it now. All you had to do was ask. Did you really have to go and hurt Brandon Cutler? Maybe what I mean to say is, do you think I give a s*it about Brandon Cutler?” He is standing OVER Brandon! And then THROWS him through a door! Jack SMACKS Brandon off a boiler, then tells Darby to come find Jack tonight. Then Jack will show Darby what real sacrifice looks like. Will The Relentless One get that fight with the TNT Champion after all?

 

Toni Storm is here!

The Leading Lady is back so soon after how brutally Mariah May betrayed her? Wait, no… That’s Mariah May taking her cosplay to a new level. The understudy is now portraying the part of AEW Women’s World Champion as she menacingly makes her way down to the ring. The fans boo the protege for how she did Toni Storm dirty, but Mariah grabs a mic for herself. The fans chant for Toni but Mariah sighs. “Let’s be honest. You all saw it coming. Everybody saw it coming, except Toni Storm.” The fans boo but Mariah says that woman is so desperate for the spotlight, she didn’t realize she was giving it all away.

“The question shouldn’t be ‘why,’ the question should be, ‘Mariah, what took you so long?’ Honestly, I didn’t think it would last this long either. But it was so… easy! And I was having so much fun stringing her along, I just wanted to see how far it would go. But then, I saw Wembley. And I thought, ‘Why take the old horse out back when I can kill it in front of as many people as possible?” The fans boo more but Mariah says she’s been Toni Storm, and now she can be so much more! Fans chant “We Want Toni!” and Mariah smirks. Mariah tells Toni not to worry, she still loves her. In fact, she’s never loved her more than when Toni was on her knees, screaming and crying Mariah’s name. “That was your greatest performance.”

As for Mariah’s greatest performance, that will be at All In! The fans boo more but Mariah says now, AEW is All About Mariah! Mariah then lies back on the mat to revel in it just like Toni would. But will Toni make sure Mariah suffers far worse than what she gave Toni?

 

AEW shares post show footage from Collision.

The Bang Bang Gang returned backstage but they’re asked about being stripped of the Unified World Trios Championships. Juice said hold on, they ain’t been stripped of nothing. Whoever wants these belts will have to pry them out of their cold, dead hands! But then Christopher Daniels and a couple refs appear backstage, and the Fallen Angel knows it isn’t the most popular decision, nor is it fair to the champs, but that’s the rules of AEW. Austin says he isn’t taking these belts! Daniels says it’s either that or they’re suspended and they don’t get a chance to fight for them against The Patriarchy.

Colten says fine, take ’em. Take all nine belts! Daniels gathers them up and Austin tells Christian Cage that they are not scared of a guy with a daddy fetish, some TikTok kid, a stepmom straight outta Brazzers, and a giant lizard! Juice says what will happen is The Collision Cowboys come home, and they come home with their little hardware homies! And if you’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP! Will Rock Hard Robinson, Fully Cocked Colten, and… Austin make sure Captain Charisma and his “sons” never touch the gold? Or can no one stop The Patriarchy from taking over AEW?

 

Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Kazuchika Okada!

It is a Champion VS Champion showdown to close this milestone episode, but no titles are on the line. However, Blood & Guts is just next week, and each side is looking for momentum. Will Little Rock belong to Swerve’s House? Or will The Rainmaker prove he’s the top champion in AEW?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally for “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The two tie up, Okada headlocks for the takeover but Swerve headscissors. Okada kips free, roles reverse, but then Okada headscissors. Swerve kips free, blocks the takeover this time, and he brings Okada up to power out. Okada avoids the hurdle, BOOTS back, then runs. Swerve rolls to trip Okada, then runs. Okada avoids the House Call, waistlocks then ripcords, but Swerve ducks the lariat! Swerve half nelsons but Okada fights out! Swerve arm-drags, Okada headscissors, Swerve kips up, and fans fire up for the stare down!

Swerve grins but Okada brushes things off. The two reset, knuckle lock, and Okada kicks low! Okada CLUBS Swerve, ROCKS him with a forearm, then scoops. Swerve slips free, Okada runs up, but Swerve goes up and over to roll Okada up. Okada rolls through but Swerve EDDY GORDO RANAS! The fans fire up, Swerve runs to UPPERCUT Okada! Swerve snapmares Okada, goes up and FALLING UPPERCUTS! Swerve hits the Griddy and fans cheer! Swerve even mocks the Rainmaker pose! Okada sits up and glares at Swerve. Swerve eggs Okada on, so Okada ROCKS him! Swerve ROCKS Okada back!

The forearms go back and forth, then they pick up speed! Okada dares Swerve to hit him, so Swerve kicks low! Swerve whips, Okada reverses to then FLAPJACK! Swerve tumbles out of the ring but Okada pursues. Okada runs up to kick and DDT to the floor! Swerve writhes and Okada just watches him while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ring count climbs, but Okada drags Swerve up. Okada brings Swerve over, SMACKS him off steps, and he stalks Swerve around the way. Okada SMACKS Swerve off the steps again! Okada refreshes the count, then pursues Swerve. Swerve rolls into the ring but Okada drags him out. Okada RAMS Swerve into the barriers! The fans are torn but Okada just goes back into the ring. Swerve rolls in, Okada drags him up, but Swerve fires body shots! Swerve shoves Okada, fireman’s carries, but Okada fights free to go for an arm! Then he hits a NECKBREAKER! Okada watches Swerve flounder away, then storms up on him.

Okada brings Swerve up but Swerve pushes him into a corner. Okada CLUBS Swerve down, whips corner to corner hard, and Swerve falls to his knees. Okada runs in to ELBOW Swerve, and Swerve falls again. Okada rests against ropes, taking Swerve a little lightly here, but he goes back over. Okada brings Swerve up to ROCK him, then UPPERCUT him! Swerve goes to a corner, but he fires forearms in return! Okada eggs Swerve on, so Swerve fires more shots! Okada UPPERCUTS Swerve again! Swerve drops to his knees, and Okada kicks him. Okada eggs Swerve on, the fans rally up, and Okada scuffs Swerve.

Swerve SLAPS Okada! Swerve fires forearms but Okada doesn’t budge! Okada eggs Swerve on, Dynamite 250 returns to single picture, and Swerve throws more forearms! Okada roars, runs up, but Swerve ducks to then RISING HEADBUTT! Both men wobble, Swerve shakes that off to storm back up on Okada. Swerve whips, Okada reverses, but Swerve BOOTS Okada! Swerve goes up but Okada DROPKICKS him down! Swerve ends up on the apron, Nana coaches him up and the fans rally. Swerve rises, drags himself up, but Okada storms out after him. Okada scoops Swerve but Swerve holds ropes to stop the driver!

Swerve CLUBS Okada, is free, and he fireman’s carries! Okada flails free, swings, but Swerve HOTSHOTS Okada away! Swerve then slingshots in, somersaults and COMPLETE SHOTS! Gator roll to the deadlift and BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Okada survives that and Swerve grows frustrated. Swerve shakes out his arms, then goes to a corner. Okada sits up in a daze but Swerve goes up. Okada hurries to anchor Swerve! Okada brings Swerve down to CLAW his face! The ref reprimands, Okada lets off, but then Okada brings Swerve out in the Alabama Lift! REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!

Okada pretends to be upset but then he’s stone faced as he drags Swerve up. Okada scoops and SLAMS Swerve, then he climbs the corner. Nana warns Swerve, but the MACHO ELBOW still hits! Okada rises, the fans boo, and Okada Rainmaker MIDDLE FINGERS! But Swerve victory rolls him! TWO!! Okada runs up and stops the discus, to DISCUS miss as Swerve goes Matrix! Swerve kips up to mule kick, CLUB, BOOT, and- DROPKICK from Okada! The fans fire up while both men are down! The ref starts a standing count and the fans rally up. Both men sit up at 5 of 10, and Okada flounders to a corner.

Swerve runs up, blocks a boot and CLUBS the leg! Okada tries again but Swerve slips around to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Then right into a powerbomb to POWERSLAM! Swerve hurries up the corner, takes aim, KILL- NO, Okada dodges! Okada scoops and TOMBSTONE!! Okada roars because he’s not done! He drags Swerve up, ripcords, RAIN- JUMPING STOMPS!! The fans are thunderous and Swerve aims from a corner! “Whose House?” THE BUCKS ATTACK SWERVE!

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by disqualification

The fans boo but The Elite doesn’t care about the win anymore, because they’re looking to hurt Swerve! But wait, here comes The Acclaimed! they brawl with The Bucks! But then Jack Perry shows up to CLOBBER Caster! But then here comes Mark Briscoe! Chicken DECKS Matt, DECKS Jack, and DECKS Nick! Team AEW stands tall together, but Jack comes back for more! Jack whips Briscoe, but he dodges Jack to DIVE onto the Bucks! The fans fire up as Mark goes back for Jack, only to end up in the DRAPING DDT! The Scapegoat fancies himself a Viper, does he? But then HOUSE CALL for Jack Perry!

The AEW World Champion stands tall and Little Rock is thunderous! But then, here comes The Black Hat. Swerve turns around to glare at Hangman as he storms down, glaring at Swerve! The fans are thunderous again, but then Okada trips Swerve up! Okada drags Swerve out, but then Bowens does the same to Hangman! The brawl is going all over the ringside area but it is still 5v4 in favor of The Elite! Security rushes out here to stop this, and The Elite uses the security as their shields! BUT WAIT! Darby Allin is here!! Jack did call him out, so here he comes! Jack looks around, where could he be?

Wait! LOOK UP! Darby drops in from the rafters just like The Icon, Sting! And so now we have 5v5!! The brawl is on again and Little Rock is losing their minds! Security and refs hurry in to stop this, but the security gets thrown aside! Jack is after Darby, Mark helps Darby against him, but then Mark has to fight off Nick! Darby dribbles Jack off the floor! Jack RAMS Darby into railing, Mark returns to help Darby! Security finally separates the factions, which is just fine by The Bucks! But will nothing stop Team AEW from destroying this corrupt Elite once and for all?


My Thoughts:

Now this was an awesome episode of Dynamite. They only advertised three matches, and it turns out that’s all we needed. Ospreay VS MJF was made the opener so they could just go off and give us almost an hour of their best stuff. It kinda makes some PPV matches feel lesser now, but hey, a match of the year candidate is still a match of the year candidate, no matter if it’s TV or PPV. MJF winning out surprised me, but he did cheat so that protects Ospreay. I was hoping for Ospreay VS Pac at All In, but I suppose “The Scumbag VS The Bastard” makes for some fun build. And with how much MJF was taunting Garcia, this has to mean Garcia shows up at All In to go after MJF.

TV Time with Jericho was properly short because we can’t actually drag the show to a screeching halt after how awesome Ospreay VS MJF was. As Jericho started listing qualities like “crazy” and “maniacal,” I just felt Suzuki showing up. Suzuki getting his FTW Championship match with Jericho next week is great, but I’m still thinking Jericho retains. Now, while Keith & Bill are banned from ringside, nothing is stopping Hook from showing up. Hook could go after Jericho after he retains, and that sets up Jericho VS Hook for All In. Which would be interesting because that makes it back to back All In shows for Hook and this FTW Championship.

Good promo from The Bang Bang Gang with Daniels, but like, so filler. Who needed to see them hand over the belts? Or rather, why couldn’t they have figured out to do that during Collision? Very good promo from Mariah May where she completes her transformation into Toni Storm’s replacement. She even phrased it “All About Mariah” to nod how this has been All About Eve the movie, in wrestling form. The fans kept going “What?” just cuz she was taking things slowly, which is rude, but I do feel she could’ve been faster about it. She was definitely going for something with her pacing, but maybe she was also just filling for a little more time. Toni will surely have a response next week or something, though.

Very good promo from Acclaimed with Mark Briscoe and Swerve to establish the Acclaimed joining Team AEW, and very good response promo from The Elite to call them out on it. Though, what a weird detail for Okada to be a Mone simp. He’s married for crying out loud! But that aside, Mone is still tangentially a part of The Elite, and she had a very good match with Nyla tonight. Mone of course found the way to win, but I do appreciate Britt gives us a Sting shoutout by wearing the Sting mask before revealing she was here. Mone running scared was pretty funny, and yeah duh, this match is happening at All In.

In relation, very good promo from Jack Perry, even if poor Brandon had to get beat up again. Jack calling Darby out was good foreshadowing for Darby’s own Sting tribute, and I figured last week that Darby Allin was going to be Team AEW for Blood & Guts. Great main event from Swerve VS Okada that The Bucks of course had to “ruin” to save Okada from a legit loss. At the same time, this keeps either champion from owing the other a title match so close to All In. Great brawl to give us the full 5v5, Blood & Guts is going to be some wild stuff, and it can definitely go either with so many champions involved this time. However, as Mark Briscoe is the only one whose rivalry is NOT in Blood & Guts, he probably takes the loss for Team AEW.

My Score: 9.1/10


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