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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (2/16/22)

AEW returns to Nashville!

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AEW Dynamite 2021

This could be a chart-topping Dynamite!

As Revolution draws closer, AEW heats up with a TNT Championship match, a Face of the Revolution qualifier, a No Disqualifications match, and Inner Circle: Civil War!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Bryan Danielson VS Lee Moriarty; Danielson wins.
  • Face of the Revolution Ladder Match Qualifier: Wardlow w/ Shawn Spears VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens; wins and advances to the Face of the Revolution match.
  • Chris Jericho & Jake Hager VS Santana & Ortiz; Santana & Ortiz win.
  • No Disqualifications: Mercedes Martinez VS Thunder Rosa; Rosa wins.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Sammy Guevara VS Darby Allin; Guevara wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

CM Punk sits in the ring.

Fans chant his name and Punk says, “If you don’t know by now, you should. My name is C, M, Punk. And what I am is straightedge. I’m drug free, I’m alcohol free, and that means I’m better than you. Does that sound familiar? Those words I spoke for the first time over 20 years ago, and they became the foundation for my career. And I can sit here in Nashville, Tennessee and feel pride that that foundation grew into such a career that I have managed to inspire the next generation of professional wrestling.” Some are in the back because they became wrestlers because of him. Some are straightedge like him, and some sit like he does.

And then there’s MJF. He tries to walk like Punk, to talk like Punk, but he can never think like Punk. But when MJF beat Punk in his hometown… twice… You would think that Punk would be furious. But the truth is, Max, Punk is proud of you. But where MJF strays from the path is failing to retain the knowledge he is being taught. MJF thinks he’s Piper in Portland, Bret in Calgary and Punk in Chicago, when he’s really just sh*tty little Max from shi*tty little Long Island. The foundation of MJF’s career is a diamond ring he won with the help of other people. So now the situation is this: because of last week, thanks to Jon Moxley’s assist, Punk now gets to pick the time, the place, and the match for his rematch with lil’ Max.

So to get right to it: the time is after sundown; the place is Orlando, Florida; the date is March 6th; the PPV is Revolution; which leaves Punk with a match type. He thought of his toughest matches ever. And the situation he’s in, maybe… They go in a cage. Well, Punk’s seen Wardlow, that guy can climb a cage and MJF can still run away from the lessons he needs to be taught. Piper in Portland? Well, Punk thinks back into the vault, the matches he’s had with legends. The cage matches were easy because believe it or not, he’s won more of those than he’s lost. And losing got Punk thinking. What matches has he lost?

The irony of losing a tough match is that is where you really learn. Punk says MJF needs to learn a lesson. The toughest matches, where Punk has literally left pieces of himself in the ring! Piper in Portland keeps repeating in Punk’s head. If MJF wants to be like Piper, he’ll have to be tied to Punk. Punk is poetically going to ask MJF what Piper once asked. Will you be Punk’s Valentine? He brings out a dog collar!! MJF is backstage, pissing himself, Punk is sure of that. No one wants to be in a dog collar match. They take years off your life, but that’s the lesson MJF needs to be taught! And Punk wants MJF to be here for this last part because Punk wants to see MJF’s face when he says it.

Punk waits, and here comes MJF! Punk wants MJF to take this all in. And he’ll leave us with this: the picture of young Maxwell and Punk. Max surely remembers “The greatest day of his life,” and it was just a Friday for Punk. But Sunday, March 6th, Orlando, Florida, will be the worst day of MJF’s life, and it’ll just be another Sunday to Punk. The price MJF paid to see Punk on that Friday long ago will be nothing compared to what he’ll pay on March 6th. The canvas Punk sits on won’t be stained with MJF’s sh*tty suntan, it’ll be stained with his BLOOD! Punk bites the dog collar chain as fans chant his name.

MJF’s answer? He just drops the mic! He has finally been silenced! But will Punk finally settle the score when he has MJF by the throat?

 

Backstage interview with Jurassic Express and Christian Cage.

AEW returns and Tony Schiavone announces that Revolution will have a TRIPLE THREAT for the AEW World Tag Team Championships. We’ll find out which teams will be going against Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus in next week’s Tag Team Battle Royale, and then the Casino Tag Team Battle Royale the week after. JB loves a good three way tag match, and loves winning battle royals. Captain Charisma laughs that off, and says over the next few weeks, there’ll be some changes in the AEW Tag Division. But after Revolution, one thing remains the same: Luchasaurus & JB as AEW World Tag Team Champions!

 

Bryan Danielson VS Lee Moriarty!

The American Dragon wants to forge the future of wrestling, but with Jon Moxley by his side. The Maniac has yet to give an answer, but Moriarty heard Bryan talking and wants to show him what he’s made of. Bryan has wanted nothing less, but will he get more than he bargained for out of #TYGASTYLE?

The bell rings and fans rally up already. Bryan offers a handshake, fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” but then Bryan leaves Moriarty hanging. They circle, tie up with knuckle locks, and go around. They trade facelocks, Moriarty waistlocks, but Bryan wrenches through to a double wristlock takedown. Moriarty fights up but Bryan puts him on ropes. The ref counts, fans sing for Moriarty, but Bryan SLAPS Moriarty! Bryan backs off and fans boo but Moriarty just checks his chin. Moriarty and Bryan circle, knuckle lock again, and Moriarty shoots in to trip Bryan for a toehold! Bryan endures, fights through to waistlock and get a leg.

Bryan drops a knee on the knee, has a toehold of his own, then stands on both legs. Bryan gets the arms, fans rally up and Bryan pulls the arms. Up, up and ROMERO SPECIAL! Moriarty endures the surfboard, Bryan brings him back into a dragon sleeper variation! But Moriarty claws Bryan’s face and gets the chicken wing! Bryan scrambles for the ropes to deny the rest of the hold, Moriarty lets up but Bryan puts him on ropes again. Another SLAP! Bryan kicks low, whips, but Moriarty rolls off the back, sweeps the legs and PENALTY KICKS the arm! Moriarty fires up and so do the fans Moriarty drags Bryan up and gets a straitjacket stretch,

Bryan powers through, puts the straitjacket on Moriarty, but Moriarty puts Bryan in a corner. Bryan lets go, Moriarty fires off EuroUppers! Moriarty whips corner to corner, Bryan goes up and over and things keep moving. Moriarty EuroUppers Bryan outta the ring! Then he slingshots, but lands on the apron. Bryan catches him coming back in, hooks him in the ropes and fires off YES KICKS! Though fans are torn, “YES!” “NO!” Bryan lets off as the ref counts, and then drags Moriarty along the rope for a DRAPING KNEE STRIKE! Bryan soaks up the cheers and jeers while AEW goes picture in picture.

Bryan taunts Moriarty, he drags Moriarty up by a knuckle lock, but Moriarty wrenches through! But Bryan claws Moriarty’s face to stop the elbow breaker! Bryan CLUBS Moriarty in the face, then bumps him off buckles. Bryan gives Moriarty more YES KICKS! The ref reprimands and counts, but Bryan just KCICKS again. Moriarty turns things around to fire off EuroUpper after EuroUpper, only for Bryan to DECK him with a EuroUpper in return! Bryan taunts Moriarty a bit more, paces around him, and then drags Moriarty up. Bryan HEADBUTTS Moriarty and Moriarty staggers to ropes.

Bryan taunts the fans, then brings Moriarty up to whip to ropes. Bryan CLOBBERS Moriarty, then soaks up the cheers and jeers again. Moriarty sputters but Bryan sits him up for a neck wrench. Moriarty endures as Bryan focuses on a chinbar. Bryan stands Moriarty up, but Moriarty throws body shots in return! Bryan HEADBUTTS him down! Bryan gets Moriarty up for a SNAP HALF HATCH! AEW returns to single picture, Bryan knuckle lock covers. TWO as Moriarty gets one arm up! Bryan tries again, TWO as Moriarty gets the other arm up. Bryan tries again, TWO as Moriarty bridges up!

Bryan puts his weight on Moriarty and brings him down! TWO as Moriarty bridges up! Bryan knees him down, TWO as Moriarty manages to get up again! Bryan tires a full body cover, TWO! Moriarty hooks Bryan’s legs with his legs! They both bridges, and then start throwing jabs! They topple over, Bryan gets on top to rain down fists! But Moriarty turns it around to do the same! But Bryan shifts, omoplata and LEBELLE LOCK! Moriarty scrambles, ROPEBREAK with a foot! The fans are thunderous as Bryan lets off at 4! “This is Awesome!” and still not over yet! Bryan kicks Moriarty at the ropes then eggs him on.

Bryan whips Moriarty, Moriarty reverses, SAIDO! Bryan tumbles to a corner and Moriarty fires up! Fans are fired up with Moriarty and he fires forearms! Bryan EuroUppers then eggs Moriarty on! Moriarty forearms back, so Bryan gives him another EuroUpper! Moriarty throws another forearm, Bryan EuroUppers again! And again! And again, but into a backslide! TWO!! Bryan hurries up, he backslides but Moriarty flips through, into a SLAP! Moriarty has had it with those! Moriarty SLAPS and ROCKS and forearms and elbows Bryan over and over! Bryan dodges, ROLLING ELBOW! Moriarty drops to his knees, but he blocks the buzzsaw!

Moriarty flips Bryan around, LARIAT, but Bryan catches it! But Moriarty turns that into his BELLY2BELLY! Cover, TWO!! Moriarty hurries to back mount, and he throws down palm strikes to Bryan’s back! This is the violence Bryan wanted! BORDER CITY STRETCH!! Bryan crawls, endures, reaches, fans duel but Bryan pops and rolls, TWO! Moriarty holds on but Bryan makes it a SNAP SHOULDER CAPTURE SUPLEX! Bryan grins, enjoying the violence! Moriarty gets up, BUSAIKU KNEE!! Bryan isn’t done, though! “It’s time to kick his head off!” Bryan gets the wrists, holds Moriarty up, DANIELSON STOMPS!

Bryan drags Moriarty into a TRIANGLE SLEEPER! No hands as Bryan flexes, Moriarty is OUT! Bryan wins!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission

The American Dragon slays #TYGASTYLE, but then he gets a mic to speak. “Ladies and gentlemen, I came out here to teach Lee Moriarty a thing or two about violence. And I wanna know. Did he pass? Or did he fail?” Fans are torn, so Bryan says, “And that’s why I don’t trust the American public with anything.” But that’s not even why he’s got the mic. Bryan asked Jon Moxley to team up with him to create a whole new AEW! To teach the young wrestlers about violence! And Jon Moxley, Bryan wants his answer! Bryan waits, and here comes Mox! He enters from the crowd as always, and fans sing Wild Thing for him.

Moxley finally gets to ringside and enters the ring to join Bryan. But what’s his answer? Bryan hands the mic over and Moxley says, “Little over a decade ago, I was a lot like that Lee Moriarty kid. I was a lot like a lot of the kids in the AEW locker room. I was young, I was angry, I was poor, I had nothing to lose, and I took a shot at taking down the great American Dragon, Bryan Danielson.” It was an indie show in Ohio, Bryan was late, his flight was delayed because of weather, so they sent Tracy Smothers out to vamp with the fans for like 45 minutes. Finally, Mox goes to the ring, Bryan pulls up in his gear, goes through the kitchen to the ring and that’s the first time they met.

Mox met the best wrestler in the world. Mox gave everything he had, balls out, tooth ‘n’ nail, but came up short. But he got a taste of the best made Moxley meaner, angrier and want it more! Over the years, Mox had more shots at Bryan. And every single time, Mox came up short. In fact, Mox has never beaten Bryan Danielson. That’s true! So when Bryan showed up in AEW, everyone else was intimidated, but Moxley was excited to finally put the one head up on his wall he never had, to slay the one dragon he hadn’t yet. No puns intended, American Dragon. But as it turns out, Bryan Danielson doesn’t wanna fight Mox, he wants to join forces with him.

Moxley was listening to everything Bryan said that night. And honestly, he thought of how awesome that could be. All the arms they could snap, all the skulls they could cave in. They’d be a dream team dynasty of pure wrestling violence! Then Mox thought, not just about the destruction, but what they could create. The young guys they could bring along with them. They could give something back to the business and AEW, the legacy they could leave! And not to lie, Moxley couldn’t think of one good reason to say no to that. But then Moxley thought, is the only reason Bryan wants to be side by side with Moxley because he doesn’t want to find himself across the ring from Moxley?

Does Bryan know that Moxley will do to him what he’s done to everyone else put in front of him these last three years? If that’s the case, then Moxley’s already beaten Bryan Danielson. So does Bryan wanna genuinely be Moxley’s partner so that they can create? Or is it because he doesn’t want to be destroyed. So then Bryan, Moxley isn’t saying yes, but he’s not saying no. This is up to Bryan. Moxley isn’t that young kid anymore. And for all intents and purposes, this is their first meeting in AEW, Moxley doesn’t stand side by side with nobody until he bleeds with ’em first! Is that a match challenge? And will Bryan take Moxley up on it?

 

Keith Lee speaks.

“It was only a matter of time. The anticipation was essentially tangible. The Limitless One has arrived in AEW. And with the arrival comes the qualification for the Face of the Revolution ladder match. And it’s so fitting, as the first person to qualify, this is the one instance where you don’t save the best for last. It is the first and best and the new Face of the Revolution. It is yours truly, the Limitless One, Keith Lee. And when I tell you I’m coming here to make a statement, phase one is done. The ladder match is phase two, and when I’m done with that, the TNT Championship shall be mine.”

 

Face of the Revolution Ladder Match Qualifier: Wardlow w/ Shawn Spears VS Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens!

We already know there is a Limitless One in the match, the The Pinnacle’s Maestro of Mayhem looks to break through to join him. But of course, Platinum Max has a diss rap on deck! “If Wardlow thinks he can beat me, he’s crazy. Acclaimed beats down brothers more than Da Baby. Look at him, I’m not trippin’. He’s overrated like Nashville Hot Chicken. I’m not the guy to be fightin’, I knock you out the first round like tha Titans. And we all know the sitch, boy. You not a man, just MJF’s bitch boy!” NASHVIIIILLE~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Will Max make the ladder match critically acclaimed? Or will Wardlow drop Caster harder than the beat?

The bell rings and Wardlow circles with Caster. They feel out the grapple but Caster backs off. They tie up, Wardlow fakes Caster but Caster gets away before the bomb. They tie up again, Caster gets around and clubs Wardlow, but it does nothing! Wardlow lunges but Caster slips away, and Bowens swipes Wardlow’s foot! The ref reprimands, Caster BOOTS Wardlow! Caster fires forearms in the corner, Wardlow shoves Caster away and dodges as AEW goes picture in picture.

Caster bounces off buckles, into Wardlow’s OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Caster ends up in the opposite corner! He bails out before Wardlow can get him, but Wardlow goes out to pursue. And CLOBBER Caster with a clothesline! Fans rally, Spears cheers Wardlow on, and Wardlow brings Caster up to bump him off the apron. Wardlow glares at Bowens, Caster gets around the corner but Wardlow pursues. Wardlow puts Caster in, but Caster bails out the opposite side. Wardlow is annoyed as The Acclaimed regroup. Wardlow goes out, runs in but is sent into the steps! Bowens mocks Wardlow’s pain, but Wardlow still almost gets him!

Caster stomps Wardlow, SMACKS him off the steps, and then he brings Wardlow up. Wardlow throws a body shot but Caster ROCKS Wardlow, then APRON BACK SUPLEXES! Caster pushes Wardlow in, covers, ONE! Caster keeps on Wardlow with haymakers but Wardlow throws them back! They go back and forth, Wardlow gets the edge, but Cater hits back! Caster uppercuts then fires up, but Wardlow gives him a SPINEBUSTER! Wardlow rolls Caster, reels him in, but Bowens drags Caster out to  make the save! Bowens gets on the apron and eggs Wardlow on. And in a bit of Pinnacle copy-paste, Bowens drops his chain to Caster!

Wardlow runs Bowens off, goes after Caster and throws him in the ring. Wardlow calls his shot as AEW returns to single picture. Fans fire up, Spears tries to point out what The Acclaimed did, but that only distracts the ref when Caster PLATINUM PUNCHES Wardlow! Caster hurries up top, MIC DROP ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Wardlow survives and The Acclaimed can’t believe it! Caster reels Wardlow in, puts one out, but Wardlow is too big to lift! Wardlow back drops out! Bowens tries to help Caster again, but Wardlow BOOTS Caster into Bowens! Wardlow then reels Caster in, POWERBOMB!

Fans are thunderous for “One More Time! One More Time!” Wardlow gets Caster up, POWERBOMB! And then again, POWERBOMB! One foot cover, Wardlow wins!

Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall (advances to the Face of the Revolution)

But then Bowens attacks! Bowens stomps Wardlow down, but Spears doesn’t see it happening! Wardlow gets up, choke grips and reels Bowens in, POWERBOMB!! And now Spears throws his chair around on The Acclaimed. What good is he as an accountabilibuddy? But at least Wardlow is in the ladder match. Will he win it and then the title, to unfortunately hand it over to MJF?

 

Backstage interview with Mercedes Martinez and Britt Baker.

Jamie Hayter and Rebel are of course with The Doctor as Tony Schiavone says the No Disqualification match is still to come. Mercedes says No DQ, no rules, no excuses. And Britt adds no losing. Remember: Britt brought Mercedes here, so she needs to finish Thunder Rosa. Then it is undeniable: Britt Baker, DMD, is the most powerful woman in all of pro-wrestling with the best squad, and the best sensei. In steps Cobra Kai’s Martin Kove, aka Sensei Kreese! Mercedes says she knows her job. It’s time to murder a b*tch. Britt asks Kove what to do if Mercedes loses. He says she knows what to do. “Finish her. No mercy.”

 

Rampage is gonna be a SLAM DUNK!

Because NBA All Star Weekend is this weekend, Rampage is going to be THREE HOURS EARLIER! Instead of 10 PM Eastern, it’ll be 7 PM!

 

AEW returns and Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

Schiavone introduces the AEW World Champion, HANGMAN ADAM PAGE! The Millennial Cowboy survived the Texas Deathmatch against Lance Archer and still has #PrettyPlatinum on his arm, and Nashville is ready for some #CowboyShit! Schiavone says this man doesn’t back down from a fight, and you can see the scars on his eyebrow. How is he doing, though, after that violent match? Hangman says he’s surprised, but then Adam Cole interrupts. “First of all, Nashville, if you could do me a favor, and please give a very warm round of applause for our AEW World Champion.” Hangman’s been in some battles!

There were the two matches with Bryan Danielson, then the war to win the title off Kenny Omega. Speaking of, that was a war with Lance Archer last week. One of the craziest Cole has ever seen, against one of the biggest and baddest AEW has to offer. And Hangman still has the title. Schiavone, get the hell outta the ring. Cole is alone with Hangman now as Cole says Hangman earned the right to call himself AEW World Champion. But Cole’s been a world champion everywhere he’s gone. But right now, Hangman is champion, but that reign will have to end pretty soon.

Hangman says he often wondered how it must’ve felt for Cole to leave, then watch from a distance as his friends built a wrestling empire without him. And Hangman also wonders that now it must feel weird being in the ring with his Bullet Club buddy, his ROH roommate, and seeing he’s the AEW World Champion, knowing that this is the one world title Cole will never hold. Cole says that’s funny, Hangman bringing up friendship. Let’s talk about that. Like Nick & Matt Jackson, the Young Bucks. They haven’t said Hangman’s name in weeks! Or what about the Dark Order? That’s supposed to be Hangman’s crew, but he hasn’t associated with them for months.

So truth be told, what kind of friend is Hangman? Hangman says he’s not perfect. Really, when he thinks about it, Cole doesn’t have the best record with friendship, either. So Hangman has regrets, has made mistakes, but the more Cole talks, the more Hangman thinks Cole getting in this ring with him was Cole’s biggest mistake. Cole wants Hangman to cool off. He’s just being frank because they’ve known each other for over a decade. And Hangman has become “an unbelievable professional wrestler, and an unbelievable world champion.

“But now, Hangman, I’m here in AEW. And truth be told, now that I’m here in AEW, where any time we’ve been in the same promotion together, you’ve always been known as the other Adam. Hangman puts the belt down, and the mic, and rolls up his sleeves. Cole wants Hangman to wait and listen. Cole means this from the bottom of his heart, he has nothing but love, respect and admiration for Hangman. If he could share the ring with anyone here, it’d be Hangman. So trust Cole when he says that some day, they will fight for the AEW World Championship. And it’ll be 1v1, man to man, Page VS Cole.

“And when that day does come, filled with respect, may the best man win.” Cole holds out a handshake, and Hangman takes it. Cole leaves, but will all of that love, respect and admiration turn into arrogance and violence? Wait, reDRagon attacks Hangman from behind!! Cole’s other friends are beating up Hangman! Cole rushes back in, and he joins in! That sure didn’t take long! But security rushes out, only to be pushed aside by Cole, Fish and O’Reilly! So here comes THE DARK ORDER! They outnumber Cole & reDRagon so they take off. The Dark Order’s Preston Vance takes his anger out on the security guards!

The rest of the Dark Order has to subdue Vance before he completely wipes them all out! But then he TOSSES the last guy out on to the rest! Is that Number 10 saying he will be the one to humble Adam Cole?

 

AEW hears from tonight’s main eventers.

Darby Allin says, “Everybody says that Sammy Guevara and Darby Allin both have a death wish. We don’t know why we do what we do, but I think it comes from something that’s missing in our lives. We try to fill this void. The only time that void wasn’t there was when I was TNT Champion.” Going out there and wrestling is therapy for Darby, so surely it is for Sammy. The Spanish God says, “Go back and look at any Darby Allin VS Sammy Guevara match, go back to our time on the indies, go back to AEW, it doesn’t matter, it’s all irrelevant. I beat him, he beat me, none of that matters now.”

They’ve both been TNT Champion. Darby was a great champion, but he’s not going to be better than Sammy. Darby says tonight means the most. He needs this. Who walks out of Nashville the strongest, most relentless TNT Champion in AEW?

 

Chris Jericho & Jake Hager VS Santana & Ortiz!

Speaking of Sammy, he put the rest of the Inner Circle on notice. If this issue can’t be resolved, then there shouldn’t be an Inner Circle. Will Le Champion and Rock Hard Hager make Santana & Ortiz fall in line? Or will Proud ‘n’ Powerful fight out of Jericho’s shadow to go for the gold?

The teams stare down, but then here comes Eddie Kingston! The Mad King is not someone Jericho wants to see, but the fans are happy to have him back! He fist bumps with Santana & Ortiz, he’s in their corner! Santana and Jericho start with the bell, and Jericho talks a little trash. Jericho pie faces Santana, Santana SLAPS Jericho! The brawl is on! Jericho ROCKS, CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS Santana, then whips. But Santana dodges to LARIAT! Jericho goes to a corner, Santana hits a FLYING FOREARM! Santana gets in Jericho’s face, the ref counts and Santana whips Jericho corner to corner.

Jericho BOOTS back, but Santana fires up! Santana fires forearms, CHOPS Jericho in the corner, and lets Jericho stew in that. Then he CHOPS again! Santana snapmares, hops up, and jumps for a missile dropkick! Cover, ONE! Santana gets Jericho up, tags Ortiz, and they double whip for an atomic drop, body shot, and DDT! Then they set up, step stoop MOONSAULT! Ortiz stares Hager down, then covers Jericho, TWO! Ortiz drags Jericho up to fisherman suplex! Bridging cover, TWO! Ortiz keeps on Jericho with forearms, then runs, but into a FLAPJACK! Cover, ONE! Jericho tags Hager, they get Ortiz up to double whip.

Jericho and Hager double shoulder Ortiz down! Hager pushes Ortiz around, “We’re family! WHY!?” Ortiz throws forearms but Hager DECKS him! Ortiz gets up, throws more, but Hager DECKS him again! Ortiz pops right back up, blocks Hager’s kick and elbows the leg! Ortiz dropkicks the leg, then fires more forearms! Ortiz runs, into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Hager goes to the corner, HAGER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Hager looms over Ortiz as AEW goes picture in picture.

Hager puts Ortiz in the corner for heavy hands, then digs a knee in. Hager bumps Ortiz off buckles, tags in Jericho, and Jericho drags Ortiz up. Ortiz fires haymakers on Jericho! Ortiz runs, into a dropkick! Jericho gloats, then drags Ortiz up to back suplex! Jericho drags Ortiz up to whip him hard into the corner. Tag to Hager, they mug Ortiz, then Hager digs his knee in again. The ref counts,. Hager lets off at 4, but Jericho gets a cheap shot in. Hager throws hands, Ortiz hits back! Ortiz fights with more haymakers, but Hager shoves him back to SPLASH! Hager tags Jericho, they mug Ortiz more, and Jericho brings Ortiz to an open corner.

Jericho whips corner to corner to clothesline! Jericho throws more point blank clotheslines, over and over, and over and over! Jericho lets off, but Ortiz CHOPS him! Ortiz CHOPS again but then collapses. Ortiz gets up in a huff but Jericho BOOTS him down! Jericho drags Ortiz up, puts him on ropes and chokes him! The ref reprimands and counts, Jericho lets off and Kingston is there to coach Ortiz up. Jericho stands Ortiz up to DECK him with a right. Jericho brings Ortiz back up, AEW returns to single picture, and Ortiz fights off the suplex with body shots. Jericho knees low and snap suplexes!

Jericho catches his breath, stalks Ortiz as he crawls, and then drags him away from Santana. Jericho slaps Ortiz around, fans boo, and Jericho whips only for Ortiz to roll and come back with a LARIAT! Fans are thunderous as they rally up! Hot tags to Hager and Santana! Santana dodges Hager, BOOTS Jericho, then fires off on Hager! Santana CHOPS and CHOPS, whips but Hager reverses. Santana stops to CLUB, KICK and basement dropkick! Fans fire up with Santana but Jericho gets in to CODE BREAKER! Hager hits a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Santana survives and Kingston coaches him up.

Hager puts Santana in the corner, tags Jericho, and they mug Santana. They double whip him to an open corner, Hager whips Jericho for Jericho to whip Hager in, but Santana tosses Hager! Santana then waistlocks Jericho, Jericho back elbows so Santana LCUBS Jericho! Santana KICKS, runs, but Jericho kicks back! Jericho runs, to BULLDOG! Fans fire up as Jericho catches his breath. LION- NO! Ortiz stops the springboard, Santana hits a DRAPING RUSSIN LEG SWEEP! Ortiz CANNONBALLS Hager while Santana covers Jericho, TWO!! Jericho survives but Santana tags Ortiz back in.

PNP coordinate. they get Jericho up and Santana climbs. STREET SWEEPER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Jericho survives by mere nanoseconds, but Kingston says to just keep going! “This is Awesome!” PNP reset, tag to Santana and Ortiz fires off on Jericho. They set up, step-stool CANNONBALL caught for THE WALLS OF JERICHO!! Santana endures, reaches out, Kingston pushes the rope closer! Santana crawls, reaches out, ROPEBREAK!! Jericho lets go, Kingston is on the apron as he coaches Santana, Jericho TRIANGLE JUMP DROPKICKS him down! Jericho runs at Santana, but Santana ducks Judas Effect!

Ortiz SMACKS Jericho at the ropes! DISCUS LARIAT from Santana! Cover, PROUD ‘N’ POWERFUL WIN!!

Winners: Santana & Ortiz, by pinfall

Jericho gets up in a huff and storms after Kingston! They brawl at the ramp! The refs hurry to stop this before it gets going, but fans want to “Let Them Fight!” PNP leave with Kingston, have they just broken the Inner Circle?

 

Brandon Cutler’s camera is live backstage.

The Young Bucks, reDRagon and Adam Cole are gathered and Kyle says they just beat the hell outta Hangman. But where were the Bucks during all that? Matt says beating up Hangman is beating a dead horse. Anyone but him, honestly. Nick agrees, but Kyle doesn’t get that saying. Cole says for everyone to let it go. The next few weeks are a HUGE few weeks for The Elite. In two night’s time, Cole woops Preston Vance’s ass all over the ring. Then Jay White beats the hell outta Trent Beretta! And next week on Dynamite, one of two Tag Team Battle Royals happens to crown one of two contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championships, for a Triple Threat match at Revolution.

And boys, next week is a good time for the Bucks to pick up a W. Oh, well, uh, maybe reDRagon wins the first one, and then the Bucks have a chance to win the second one. Oh, how funny. Kyle, where’ve you been again? Matt hasn’t seen Kyle in weeks. Uh, he was nominated for father of the year for having a first baby. Fish congratulates Kyle but Matt sarcastically says, “Oh, wow, so cool.” Matt has two kids, Nick has three. Guys, guys, c’mon! You all have beautiful kids! This group, this faction, it is also beautiful. They cannot be stopped, they have to get on the same page. Right, then the Bucks will see reDRagon in the battle royal.

Cole’s friends leave in different directions, Cutler asks him which way he’s gonna go. Shut up, Brandon, turn the camera off! With no one watching, which way does Cole go?

 

No Disqualifications: Mercedes Martinez VS Thunder Rosa!

Britt Baker brought in the mercenary known as Mean Ms. Mercedes, but her pipe attack wasn’t enough. Will Mercedes finish the job and crush La Mera Mera? Or will Rosa rip through Mercedes to get at the AEW Women’s World Champion?

Mercedes is so ready, she doesn’t even get in the ring. She has her pipe, and waits on Rosa right at the ramp. Rosa comes out in a Kill Bill The Bride aka Beatrix Kiddo, and she’s bringing a chair! The two lock eyes, ready their weapons, and CLASH! Mercedes drops the pipe, Rosa SMACKS and SMACKS Mercedes down! Rosa puts Mercedes in, the bell rings, and Mercedes punches back! Mercedes CHOPS Rosa, Rosa hits back. Rosa CHOPS, throws forearms, and Mercedes bails out. Rosa pursues, throws more forearms, then POSTS her! Mercedes drops, Rosa hurries to bring out a TABLE!

Fans fire up as Rosa sets up the table, but Mercedes ROCKS her first! Mercedes whips Rosa into the steel steps! Mercedes brings out a few chairs and puts them in the ring. Mercedes then whips Rosa, but Rosa reverses and Mercedes crashes through barriers! Rosa fires up, throws off the jacket, and kicks Mercedes around. The ref is taking liberties with the ring count as Rosa sits Mercedes down to stomp away! Rosa then brings Mercedes around and RAMS her into guard rail! Rosa climbs up the railing and fans get to be part of the action as she balances off them and CROSSBODIES Mercedes!

Rosa fires up, throws stuff around and AEW goes picture in picture. Rosa elbows Mercedes, drags her up and ROCKS her with a forearm. Rosa SMACKS Mercedes with some trash, but Mercedes hits back with uppercuts! Snap suplex onto the downed railing! Rosa writhes but Mercedes drags her up and back to ringside. Mercedes throws Rosa in, then goes looking under the ring. Mercedes brings out a trash can and puts that in the ring. Then she puts in the trash can lid, and gets in to drag Rosa up. Mercedes DECKS Rosa with a right, then SMACKS her with a chair! Mercedes steps over Rosa to then bring in more chairs!

Mercedes gets in, stomps Rosa, then drags her up to scoop. Rosa slips off, kicks low and hits a STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Rosa ain’t Stone Cold but she goes outside to fetch that table. Rosa finishes setting it up, but then the leg malfunctions! Rosa says screw it, and gets the table propped up against the ring. Mercedes crawls out, Rosa is after her on the apron. Rosa CLUBS Mercedes, fireman’s carries, but Mercedes clubs free. Mercedes throws body shots and uppercuts, then reels Rosa in. AEW returns to single picture as Mercedes FISHERMAN BUSTERS through the table! The table breaks just enough for the two to slide down to the floor!

Fans lose their minds, Rosa and Mercedes writhe in agony, but somehow they’re both okay to continue. Mercedes is up first and she gets her pipe back! Mercedes puts that in the ring, gets one of the chairs, and she SMACKS Rosa! And JAMS her! Mercedes throws the chair away, puts Rosa in the ring, and then clears some space. Mercedes hoists Rosa up top, throws hands, then climbs up after Rosa. Mercedes fireman’s carries but Rosa fights free and SUPER STEINERS Mercedes away! Rosa then gets the trash can, to CHUCK it at Mercedes! And then Rosa puts the can on Mercedes, to run and BASEMENT DROPKICK! Cover, ROPEBREAK!!

Mercedes saves herself but Rosa drags her to a drop zone. Rosa goes up, but Mercedes SMACKS her with the trash can lid! And again! Rosa wobbles, turns around up top, and Mercedes climbs up behind her. Mercedes CLUBS Rosa, then SPIDER GERMAN SUPLEXES! Mercedes gets back up the corner, aims and ELBOW DROPS! Cover, TWO!! Rosa survives and Mercedes can’t believe it! Mercedes hurries to create a chair pile at center, then she reels Rosa in. Rosa blocks the powerbomb, Mercedes CLUBS away on her, but Rosa still fights free! Rosa slips around, CRUCIFIX DRIVER!

But Rosa drags Mercedes back up, reels her back in, FIRE THUNDER DRIVER on the chairs!! Cover, Rosa wins!!

Winner: Thunder Rosa, by pinfall

There was no mercy in this dojo! Rosa wins, getting the better of Britt’s mercenary again, but Rosa still isn’t done? She drags Mercedes up, to show her respect?! Fans cheer that, and Mercedes seems rather surprised. But here comes Britt and her girls. They storm right to the ring but Rosa stands her ground. Britt asks Kove again, “Now what?” “Finish her.” Britt signals to Hayter and Rebel, and they BLINDSIDE Rosa! They stomp away, then Britt gets in, wielding the pipe! Rebel drags Rosa over, Hayter stomps her more, and Britt looks to Mercedes. Britt holds out the pipe, and Mercedes takes it.

Mercedes looms over Rosa, but then looks at Britt. The hesitation is too much, Hayter CLOBBERS Mercedes! Hayter mugs Mercedes, Britt punches away on Rosa! Britt holds up the belt, and says, “D M D.” Will The Doctor still be golden, no matter who she has to take out?

 

AEW hears from The House of Black.

Malakai Black says, “Wicked hands suffer the unholy fires. Because violence begets violence. That’s why when they put their hands on me, the snakes coil around their arms and daggers pierce their skin. And that’s how they brought forth a stray king. All by design, because violence craves their destruction. And when that fire of destruction extinguishes, there is nothing left but ash. And from ashes, new forms grow. But no violence can truly create without judgement.” As Malakai deals the tarot cards, Brody King asks who they are waiting for. “History.” A knock comes at the door, but who walks in? Perhaps we’ll see, as next week will be a rematch of the House of Black VS Death Triangle!

 

AEW hears from Jay White!

“Everybody is talking about Switchblade, Jay White. Without me beating Kenny Omega for the IWGP United States Championship, maybe Kenny would’ve stayed in NJPW. And if Kenny had stayed, there would be no AEW. So AEW, you’re welcome. I’m the leader of Bullet Club. I am the catalyst. I am the man that in two night’s time on Rampage against Trent, I’ll show all of AEW how to breathe with the Switchblade. Because it’s still my era.”

 

AEW TNT Championship: Sammy Guevara VS Darby Allin!

Two of the Four Pillars. Two great TNT Champions in their own right. But only the Spanish God is the UNDISPUTED TNT Champion after dethroning the American Nightmare. Will Sammy still be golden in Nashville? Or will the Relentless One be bringing those belts home with him?

The introductions are made, both TNT belts are raised, and we see who is the one man who gets to have them both!

The two stare down as the bell rings and the fans rally up. More fans chant for Darby but Sammy shrugs that off. Darby and Sammy slowly circle, Darby offers a handshake and Sammy takes it. Fans cheer the sportsmanship, and the two tie up. Sammy shoves Darby, eggs him on, they tie up again. They break again, circle, tie up again, and go around. They end up in a corner, go along ropes more, but the ref counts. Sammy lets off, but then Darby headlocks! Sammy powers up but Darby holds on tight. Darby gets the takeover, Sammy moves around to make it a cover, ONE. Darby holds on, Sammy fights up to his feet.

Sammy pries free and hammerlocks but Darby switches that onto Sammy. Sammy tries to switch it back but Darby spins through to keep the hammerlock. Darby then flying-mares, sweeps the legs, covers, ONE as Sammy goes Matrix! But Darby gets him for a quick crucifix takedown, TWO! Darby has the headlock back and fans cheer the technical exchange. Sammy powers up to power out, then hurdles and flips, but Darby SHOTGUN dropkicks first! Darby runs in at the corner, but Sammy blocks monkey flip to put Darby up top. Sammy joins Darby, Darby fights him off, so Sammy TIGER WALL KICKS!

Sammy goes up fast, brings Darby up, but Darby fights the clinch! Darby elbows Sammy back down, but Sammy fireman’s carries! GUTBUSTER DROP on the buckle! Darby tumbles to the floor and fans lose their minds! Sammy goes out, drags Darby up and puts him in. Sammy covers, TWO! Sammy drags Darby up, hangs him out to dry on the ropes, then CLUBS him. Sammy goes to the corner, goes right up top, and GUILLOTINE SWANTONS!! Darby tumbles back to the floor and fans are thunderous as AEW goes picture in picture!

Sammy and Darby are both down, that move taking a lot out of them both. Darby stirs but Sammy goes out to fetch him. Sammy CLUBS Darby then whips him hard into railing. Sammy gets Darby back in the ring, brings him up and through the corner, to stand on Darby! Darby is bent against the second rope crossbar, but Sammy lets off as the ref counts. Darby sputters as he flops to the mat, but Sammy drags him up again. Sammy puts Darby up against the corner, and CHOPS him! Sammy stands Darby back up, to CHOP him again! And then CLOBBER him from behind! Cover, TWO! Sammy seethes but he keeps focus.

Sammy drags Darby up, scoops him and SLAMS him, then goes to the corner. Sammy climbs up, says a quick prayer, then MOONSAULTS! Darby moves, Sammy lands on his feet and staggers back. Sammy shakes out the leg and hobbles after Darby, but Darby blocks the whip by holding ropes. Sammy ROCKS Darby, CHOPS him, then whips Darby corner to corner hard! Darby slumps down in the corner, but Sammy drags him up. Sammy whips Darby corner to corner again, and Darby again slumps down. Sammy drags Darby up as AEW returns to single picture, for another whip, but Darby reverses! Sammy hits buckles face first! COFFIN SPLASH!

Darby keeps moving, another COFFIN SPLASH! Then a CHOP BLOCK to the leg! Standing COFFIN SPLASH to the leg! Fans rally up, Darby gets the leg and YANKS it back! Sammy writhes and clutches his leg, then drags himself to a corner. Darby storms over, hoists Sammy up top and CLUBS him on the back. Darby drags Sammy into a Tree of Woe, to then BEND the bad leg way, way back! The ref counts, Darby lets off at 4, but Sammy’s still stuck in the Tree! Darby goes up and pulls the leg in a HANGING HALF CRAB! Sammy sits up to ROCK Darby with a headbutt! Sammy gets Darby up, SPANISH FLY!!

But Sammy’s leg keeps him from making the cover! Sammy writhes, fans lose their minds, and Sammy manages the cover, TWO!! Darby survives because of the damage to Sammy’s leg! Fans rally and duel between these two, but Sammy says he knows what to do. Sammy drags Darby up, turns him around, dragon sleeper! But Darby knees free and swings. Sammy dodges, springboards, but Darby catches the legs! Step through, FIGURE FOUR! Sammy’s not the only one who can reference the American Nightmare! Sammy endures, works to turn this, and does! But Darby turns it back over! Sammy endures again!

Sammy flips Darby off, cusses him out, and SLAPS Darby on the face! Darby SLAPS back, it’s a SLAP fight in the leg lock! They ROCK each other and the hold comes apart! Fans applaud that great exchange as both men go to opposite corners. Sammy runs in, Darby dodges and the knee hits buckles! Darby hops on, THROWBACK- NO! Sammy denies the stunner, torture rack, but Darby blocks the knee! Step through, LAST SUPPER!! TWO!! Sammy escapes, Darby shoots in, THROWBACK STUNNER! Sammy flounders all the way out of the ring! But Darby just builds speed to DIVE!! Into a CUTTER?!?

Fans lose their minds as Sammy got that one outta nowhere! Fans are loving “A E DUB!” for this one as Sammy puts Darby back in. Sammy says he’s crazy, and fans hope these two “Fight Forever!” But it has to end somehow, and Sammy goes up top again. APRON SWANTON only gets apron!! Darby got outta the way and Sammy hit just the edge! His arm is twitching while he clutches his ribs! The ring count is climbing but Darby has to win this with pin or submission. Darby gets Sammy up, puts him in at 5 of 10, and hurries to drag Sammy to a drop zone. Darby goes up the corner now, keeping an eye on Sammy.

Darby reaches the top, fans are thunderous, but Jose, assistant to Andrade El Idolo, appears on the apron! But Sting appears to trip Jose up! Sting tosses Jose into railing! And then over them! But Andrade is here to TRIP Darby, and CLOBBER him with the contract! El Idolo just made Darby pay for not accepting his job offer! Darby is stuck up top, Sammy finally comes to and has no idea what just happened. Sammy shrugs and drags Darby into a torture rack. Even on one leg, GO TO HOSPITAL!! Cover, Sammy wins!

Winner: Sammy Guevara, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)

Matt Hardy hurries out to get his pound of flesh from Darby! Hardy rains down fists, but Sammy gets back in! Hardy bails out, but Andrade gets back in! TABLET SMACK! Sting runs Hardy off but Andrade snatches up the TNT Championship belts. Andrade wants to own them both, but Sting gets in, with his bat! Jose and Andrade hurry away with Hardy and the belts! Will the Andrade Hardy Family Office finally get some gold? Or will they have business to take care of with the Icon and the young pillars of AEW?


My Thoughts:

A great AEW that paved a lot of the road to Revolution. Punk opened with a great promo, and choosing Dog Collar match is pretty wild. MJF being speechless was a great touch, but I’d love if he was still just as speechless next week because of how brutal that match will be. Bryan VS Moriarty was an awesome match, certainly Moriarty’s best yet. Bryan of course wins, and I love that Moxley turns the tables on him. Bryan could choose to face Moxley, and if he wins he gets Moxley to join up, and I’m thinking that could be part of Revolution at this point. Keith Lee had a great promo, and he is clearly going to be treated/used right in AEW.

Wardlow had a great match with Caster, which was basically a handicap with The Acclaimed because Bowens was doing stuff and Spears didn’t do a thing until after Wardlow annihilated each of them. Just Wardlow and Keith Lee facing off in the Face of the Revolution ladder match is awesome, and then we’re going to add a bunch of other people to make it better. The House of Black has a very good vignette promo, and I love that there was a tease of a third member. Resist the temptation to go “Who’s the third man, brother?” if you can, but I am excited to see how this goes. One of the Varsity Blonds, perhaps?

Hangman and Cole had a great promo, lots of history yet to be visited, and what a great step towards the Elite civil war that’s brewing. Cole & reDRagon go after Hangman, Bucks apparently don’t care enough about Hangman to talk about him, but at least The Dark Order and Hangman are connected again. Cole VS Vance is going to probably be Vance’s best match but Cole is still going to win. The promo the Super KliqDragons had backstage was great stuff, especially Cole literally stuck in the middle, unsure who to walk away with. Jurassic Express & Christian have a good promo to set up the two different tag battle royals, and you can bet Bucks win one, reDRagon wins the other, Triple Threat where Jurassic Express can use Bucks and reDRagon against each other to retain.

We got a great match out of The Inner Circle, and how great for Eddie Kingston to show up. Santana & Ortiz get a big win, mostly cuz Jericho couldn’t ignore Kingston. Santana & Ortiz should definitely be in the tag team battle royals, maybe they disrupt the chances of Bucks and/or reDRagon winning, but maybe Jericho & Hager get in to ruin things for Santana & Ortiz. The Inner Circle has had a great run, this is definitely when they break up. Britt and group had a good promo, and what an interesting spot to plug the Cobra Kai series. No one swept the leg, so I’m disappointed. But Rosa VS Mercedes was awesome, and I did not see a Face turn for Mercedes through this.

Good promo from Jay White, he’ll have a great match with Trent on Rampage. And then, along with good promos from Darby and Sammy to hype up the main event, we got an AWESOME main event. And, after the news that Cody Rhodes is apparently gone from AEW, all the references to his moveset were genius. The match was bordering on PPV level, and then came the overbooking. But at the same time, of course Andrade screws over Darby. Andrade doesn’t like rejection, he wants to be the one to take the title, and I feel like instead of “If Darby loses, he works for Andrade,” we’re going to get a Face of the Revolution qualifier between them. That could go either way, but you can bet that’ll be overbooked as much as this match.

My Score: 8.9/10


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

Rumble, bad man, rumble!

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The tenth edition goes the X-tra mile!

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW Collision bleeds over a bit.

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

 

Backstage interview with Hook and Katsuyori Shibata.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

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

 

Backstage interview with Rocky Romero.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

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

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.6/10


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

The Don Callis Family is out for blood!

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Will the Blackpool Combat Club survive this Collision?

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

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The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Toni Storm, Mariah May & Luther.

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

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

 

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite.

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

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

 

Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor Promotions!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Athena & Billie Starkz.

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

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

 

Backstage interview with The Undisputed Kingdom.

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

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

 

Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by submission

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

 

Pac speaks.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Red Velvet.

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

 

Mark Briscoe speaks.

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

 

Tony Schiavone is on stage.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Deonna Purrazzo speaks.

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

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

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

 

The Don Callis Family speaks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.7/10


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