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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/2/22)

Fight for the Revolution!

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AEW Dynamite 2021

Place your bets on the Casino Tag Battle Royal!

Revolution is Sunday, Jurassic Express defends the AEW World Tag Team Championships, but not just against reDRagon! Who joins the Triple Threat?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Bryan Danielson VS Christopher Daniels; Bryan wins.
  • Casino Tag Team Battle Royal: The Young Bucks win and advance to AEW Revolution.
  • Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter w/ Rebel VS Thunder Rosa & Mercedes Martinez; Rosa & Martinez win.
  • Wardlow w/ Shawn Spears VS Cezar Bononi; Wardlow wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Hangman Page & The Dark Order VS Adam Cole & reDRagon; Cole & reDRagon win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Tony Schiavone and Tony Khan are in the ring!

Daily’s Place is fired up as AEW returns home on the Road to Revolution! Schiavone knows he doesn’t need to introduce the owner and CEO, but Khan has a major announcement! Tony thanks Tony for the mic, and Khan says he normally keeps people on time so he’ll make sure to get to wrestling asap. He thanks the fans for being here, as well as those watching at home. The fans have been the ones keeping this company going through these hard times. Tonight is a big night, and this is perhaps the biggest week in this company’s history. We’re on the road to Revolution this Sunday on PPV, and to add to that, here is his huge announcement!

Khan appreciates people being here for this. When they started AEW three years ago, it was out in the parking lot! A lot of fans were here at the very beginning. It was 17 years before that, another wrestling company started. That company… was ROH! Ring of Honor! And Khan has been a fan of ROH for a long time, so he is very excited, because today, Tony Khan signed a deal, and is the NEW OWNER OF ROH!! That is HUGE! There is no Shane McMahon, it’s all Tony Khan! Almost 20 years ago, ROH launched into an ear of honor with one of the biggest events ever. That main event, maybe some were here. But one man who was there was CHRISTOPHER DANIELS!

Christopher Daniels is an AEW Original, an ROH Original, and the man he wrestled, neither won that night and it’s been eating both men up for 20 years. The man he wrestled is here tonight, and the man who will face Jon Moxley at Revolution! That man is here for the first time in Daily’s Place. That man is none other than BRYAN DANIELSON! The American Dragon is already dressed to compete, because he is facing… THE FALLEN ANGEL!! That match from ROH’s first event opens this already historic Dynamite! But will there finally be a winner?

Bryan Danielson VS Christopher Daniels!

The bell rings and fans are fired up as the two stare down. Fans chant for “R O H! R O H!” as the two shake hands! AEW sees the Code of Honor upheld, and the two tie up. Bryan gets around to full nelson, Daniels slips through but Bryan turns it back around to hammerlock. Bryan wrangles Daniels down but Daniels fights back up. Daniels headlocks, spins and wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER and wristlock. Bryan rolls, bridges, gets up and throws Daniels over! Fans fire up as Bryan strikes a pose, then does jumping jacks just to show off. Daniels nods and circles with Bryan again as fans rally up.

Fans chant and duel, “FALLEN ANGEL!” “LET’S GO, BRYAN!” as the two tie up again. Daniels headlocks, Bryan powers out but Daniels runs him over. Things speed up, Daniels handsprings and arm-drags, then he strikes a pose! And does jumping jacks! Daniels says that’s one and one, and Bryan nods back. They shake hands again and fans cheer the sportsmanship. They circle, tie up, Bryan drop toeholds and then rear mounts to go after Daniels’ face! The ref reprimands, Bryan wrenches an arm and tries a double wristlock. Daniels powers out, things speed up, and Bryan runs Daniels over!

Bryan gets the arm and wrenches, to return that ELBOW BREAKER! Bryan hammerlocks, wrangles Daniels down and gets the other arm. Bryan stands on the arm and makes it a recliner! Cover, TWO! Bryan keeps on Daniels with a headlock but Daniels powers out. Things speed up again and Daniels CALF KICKS! Bryan bails out but Daniels WRECKS him with a dropkick! And then ARABIAN PRESS! Direct hit and Daniels plays like he’s shocked. The fans fire up, Daniels ROCKS Bryan again, and then he puts Bryan back in. Daniels goes up, Bryan stands and he KICKS the crossbody outta the air!

Daniels sits up, Bryan KICKS Daniels again! And again! Bryan says, “Fallen Angel, huh?” Bryan brings Daniels up to EuroUpper hard! Daniels gets to a corner, Bryan EuroUppers again! Bryan whips, and he kitchen sink knees Daniels down! Bryan soaks up the cheers and jeers, then Bryan JAMS a knee into Daniels. Bryan stomps Daniels, drags him around by a leg and uses a toehold to turn him over. Bryan hooks up the legs and KNEES Daniels in the back. Bryan fish hooks Daniels’ face, the ref counts and Bryan lets off right at 4. Bryan then pulls Daniels into a BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Daniels endures, he touches the rope and Bryan lets him go.

Bryan drags Daniels up to CHOP him! Daniels CHOPS back! Bryan CHOPS again! Daniels CHOPS again! Bryan EuroUppers, then again! Bryan whips, Daniels reverses, Bryan goes up and over and keeps going to duck and dodges, into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Fans fire up while both men are down. Bryan crawls to a corner while Daniels drags himself up the ropes. Daniels runs and rallies on Bryan with clotheslines! Bryan reverses the whip, Daniels KICKS him back and hits an STO! Fans fire up with Daniels, he runs corner to corner but Bryan BOOTS him! Bryan goes up, Daniels SHOTEIS!

Daniels brings Bryan out, ICONOCLASM! Cover, TWO! Daniels calls his shot, reels Bryan in and underhooks the arms, but Bryan RAMS him into buckles! Then turns him around, GERMAN SUPLEX! Daniels flounders all the way to the far corner. Daniels drags himself up, Bryan runs in to DROPKICK! Bryan brings Daniels back up, CHOPS him, then KICKS him! And CHOPS, and KICKS, repeat! Bryan hoists Daniels up top as the count climbs, then Bryan climbs up to join Daniels. Fans fire up as Daniels fights off the superplex! Daniels elbows Bryan over and over, then HEADBUTTS him down!

Bryan staggers up, Daniels CROSBODIES this time! But Bryan rolls it through, TWO! To an ARMBAR! But Daniels makes it a cover, TWO! Daniels drop toeholds and gets an arm, but Bryan trips Daniels to La Magistrol, only for Daniels to block partway! TWO, into a crucifix, TWO! Daniels hits Bryan with a big haymaker, but Bryan just brushes it off! Bryan ROCKS Daniels, Daniels ROCKS him back! They go back and forth, fans fire up as Bryan gets the edge! Bryan spins, into a JAB from Daniels! Daniels JABS, JABS, JABS, then swings, but Bryan bobs ‘n’ weaves to DECK Daniels with a slap! Then ROLLING ELBOW! Cover, TWO!!

Bryan might’ve been a bit cocky on the cover and Daniels survives because of it! But Bryan says he’ll end this, and fans rally up as Bryan climbs a corner. Daniels gets up to trip Bryan up! And SHOTEI! Daniels gets Bryan’s arms again but Bryan hooks Daniels’ face! Daniels SHOTEIS again! Daniels climbs up, wants to go to the very top, SUPER- NO! Bryan shoves the Steiner away to then leap, into an URENAGE! Daniels hurries, BEST MOONSAULT EVER into a TRIANGLE!! Bryan has Daniels caught and fans go nuts! Bryan rains down elbows as Daniels reaches for ropes! Daniels fades, Bryan wins!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission

But Bryan holds on, to literally flex on Daniels! The American Dragon finally gets the win on the Fallen Angel, but now he gets the mic. “Ladies and gentlemen, 20 years since the first Ring of Honor show. Christopher Daniels and I were in the main event. And at that time, we started matches with a handshake, and we ended matches with a handshake.” Bryan reaches down to Daniels, takes his hand, and says, “Let’s hear it for Christopher Daniels. But here’s the thing: I’m not in Ring of Honor! I’m in AEW! And it’s time to kick somebody’s head in!” Bryan gets both hands to give Daniels DANIELSON STOMPS!!

Bryan lets off and soaks up the cheers and jeers before calling out Jon Moxley! “On Sunday, at Revolution, the head that’s gonna be stomped in is yours!” But wait! Here comes the Maniac himself! Moxley heads through the bleachers and down to the ring. Moxley gets himself a mic before he gets in the ring with Bryan. “I can see that the American Dragon, Bryan Danielson, is better than ever. And I can see that Bryan Danielson is more violent than ever. But you got it wrong, my friend. There’s two paths I can walk right now, I’m at what they call a crossroads. And which path I take will determine my future.”

Bryan thinks Moxley walks the path that gets his head kicked in on Sunday and he fades into oblivion, never to be heard from again. But that ain’t gonna happen. Not by a long shot. Moxley chooses to walk another path! “Through sheer force of will, refusal to die, I will walk this path through fire, through bullets, and through you! Because at the end of this path is something that looked impossible not too long ago. At the end of this path, I beat the American Dragon, Bryan Danielson! The story of Jon Moxley is just startin’! It’s just beginning. And I write the first chapter on Sunday, a chapter that’s gonna be written in blood!”

But since Bryan wants to talk about what he’ll do to Moxley, kick his head in, there’s like a million people watching at home and thousands live in the crowd. If Bryan wants to prove Moxley wrong, then take a shot! Moxley drops the mic and throws off the jacket as fans fire up! Bryan drops his mic, he steps to Moxley, but then bails right out. Fans boo but this battle will happen at Revolution! Will Bryan beat the hell out of Moxley? Will Moxley beat the hell out of Bryan? And will they still somehow form that most violent faction in the world?

 

Darby Allin & Sting speak.

The Icon says that this Friday on Rampage, there will be heavy duty fines and indefinite suspensions for anyone who tries to get involved in the coming Triple Threat. No big deal to Sting. Is it any bother to Darby? Not at all. He didn’t need anyone’s help to win the TNT Championship, and he won’t need help this time. “Sammy, no matter what happens on Friday, we’re teaming up on Sunday at Revolution. You, me and Sting to take on Hardy, Andrade and Isiah. And we’ll do what we always do, baby: steal the show. Because ain’t nobody getting more psychotic than us.” But as for Rampage, the TNT title, “It’s showtime.” Who will hold the gold going into Revolution?

 

Casino Tag Team Battle Royal!

While reDRagon won the standard Tag Team Battle Royal last week, there is still one spot left in the AEW World Tag Team Championship Triple Threat! With FIFTEEN teams competing for that last spot, who cashes in on that golden opportunity?

First out is FTR, Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood, with Tully Blanchard seeing them off. Out next is a REUNITED Top Flight! Dante’s brother Darius is back, one year to the day from the last time he was here! Will the Martins make a huge impact and be flying high into Revolution?

The bell rings and the brawl is on! FTR has the edge, they put Top Flight in corners, Dax CHOPS Dante but Darius turns things around on Cash. Darius CHOPS, then throws haymakers! Dax CHOPS Dante, Cash EuroUppers Darius back! FTR coordinate, they double whip but Top Flight slip off the scoops to then dropkick FTR down! Fans fire up, Darius dodges Dax and Dante dropkicks! Dante dodges Cash and Darius dropkicks! Darius gives Dante a boost for the DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICK! Fans fire up as the brothers coordinate. Dax puts Darius on the apron but Darius CHOPS back! Dante A-LIST LARIATS!

The brothers coordinate again, snap suplex to slingshot senton! Dante gives Darius a boost to RANA Cash! The countdown is here, and next we get… The Acclaimed! Cash throws Dante through ropes while Dax whips Darius into a corner. Max Caster has a diss track while FTR mugs Top Flight! “Acclaimed in this match, gone leave that church dumb. We been the top ranked tag team for a month!” Dante missile dropkicks Cash! “Yo, FTR, you ain’t safe. I’mma send your ass to R O H! And Top Flight, you won’t be victorious. Y’all tweakin’ like the kids on Euphoria. We the reason for the people in the seats. Y’all’re less popular than Glenn Jacobs’ tweets!”

Bowens shouts, “JACKSONVILLE~! The Acclaimed have arrived!” Bowens gets in, Darius rushes over but Bowens dodges to fire off an ELBOW, JAB, CHOP, and SUPERKICK! Caster gets in as Bowens gives Dante a torture rack, Caster dropkicks him down! FTR attacks The Acclaimed, Cash CHOPS Caster and Dax stomps away on Bowens! The countdown is back, and the fourth team in is… The Dark Order’s Alan Angels & Preston Vance! Number 5 CROSSBODIES the Five Tool Player! Angels then SHIRANUIS Caster! Bowens waistlocks, Angels switches and feeds him to Number 10’s SPINEBUSTER!

Vance whips Dante to a corner, then back drops him! Angels adds a missile dropkick of his own! Angels KICKS Dax, Dax uppercuts Angels! Vance is after Cash, Top Flight goes after The Acclaimed. Angels turns things around on Dax, Vance has Cash up top but Cash fights free. The countdown is back again and the fifth team in is… The AHFO’s Butcher & Blade! The mercenaries get right in, Blade brawls with Angels, Butcher stomps FTR then Bowens! Then they give Angels the LEG DROP SIDEWALK SLAM! Blade throws Angels up but Angels stays on the apron. Butcher & Blade give Darius a BACK SUPLEX CHOKE SLAM!

FTR goes after the mercs, then they get Angels. Angels fights them both off, trips Cash and ROCKS Dax, but they both SHOVE Angels to the ramp! FTR ELIMINATES Number 5! The countdown is back again and the sixth team is… the Varsity Blonds! Brian Pillman Jr. whips Griff Garrison in, into a BOOT from Bowens! Bowens hops up and leaps, into Griff’s arms! BPJ adds on, dropkick SPINEBUSTER as AEW goes picture in picture!

FTR goes after Darius but Dante saves him. Vance has Caster and the mercs after him but he fights them off. The Blonds work on Bowens, Darius stomps Cash and Dante scoops Dax. Bowens stays safe on the apron, FTR hep each other out. Dante ROCKS Cash right to a corner! BPJ CHOPS Blade, Bowens tries to toss Griff. Dax ROCKS BPJ but BPJ CHOPS Dax! FTR mug BPJ, and then they toss him out! FTR ELIMINATES BPJ! the countdown is back. The seventh team in is… BEAR COUNTRY! Bronson & Boulder storm out and they start running people over! Boulder TOSSES Bowens!

Caster goes after Bronson while Boulder trophy lifts Dante! Dante slips into a sleeper hold but Boulder shoves him off and BOOTS him down! Boulder hammers away on Caster, then CLUBS Griff and SPLASHES Vance! Bronson fires off on Vance, Boulder digs his boots into Bowens. FTR pick on Griff, but then Dax fires off on Bronson. Boulder digs his boots into Darius against the apron. The countdown is back as AEW returns to single picture. The eighth team is… SANTANA & ORTIZ! Daily’s Place fires up for Proud ‘n’ Powerful as they take the fight to Bear Country! Boulder DECKS Ortiz but Santana just fires off on both Bears!

ENZIGURI for Boulder, but Bronson whips Santana. Santana holds ropes, Ortiz brings Bronson over, PNP dump and ELIMINATE Bronson! Boulder storms over but PNP get him up and ELIMINATE Boulder, too!! FTR goes after PNP, but Ortiz holds on! Bowens tosses Griff, Griff holds on but Bowens digs at him! Meanwhile, Top Flight throw Caster out, and Darius gives Dante a boost to DROPKICK and ELIMINATE Caster! Griff gets in, the countdown is back. The ninth team in is… BEST FRIENDS! Chuck Taylor & Trent, accompanied by the rest, rush into the ring! Chuck dodges Blade to CLOBBER him! Trent dodges Bowens to CHOP him!

Trent CHOPS and LARIATS Bowens! Chuck digs his boots into Blade, then he and Trent give Dante SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! Griff tries to dump Dax out but Dax holds on and Cash makes the save. PNP goes after Best Friends and they brawl. DOUBLE LARIATS and DOUBLE BOOTS take them all down! Bowens whips Griff up and out to ELIMINATE him! But the countdown is back and the tenth team is… The rest of the Dark Order! Uno & Stu set up, Uno TOSSES Grayson into PNP! Then Stu saves Vance from the AHFO! Uno BOOTS Dax, helps Stu with the save, Vance puts Blade on the apron.

Blade elbows Vance, Vance BOOTS and ELIMINATES Blade! Butcher fights off the rest of the Dark Order to get after Vance. Fans fire up seeing the hosses throw hands! Butcher ROCKS Vance, Uno BOOTS Butcher! Stu JUMP KNEES, Vance BOOTS Butcher down! The Dark Order work together to throw Butcher up, out, and they ELIMINATE the Butcher! Stu then hangs Darius out to dry. FTR go after Bowens, BIG RIG!! BIG RIG for Stu Grayson! The countdown is back, the 11th team is… THE YOUNG BUCKS! FTR let off to keep their eyes on Matt & Nick Jackson as they swagger their way out to the ring.

Cash mockingly holds the ropes open for the Bucks, and all the other teams give the Bucks some space. Matt & Nick stare down Dax & Cash, and then all the other teams swarm these four as AEW goes picture in picture again!

The Dark Order is after Cash, Best Friends are after Nick, PNP have Dax while the others have Matt! Dax fights free, everyone moves around, and Stu throws Ortiz over. Ortiz holds on even as Stu stomps away on him. Nick CLUBS Vance, Bowens hangs on to ropes, Santana is after Nick now. Santana CHOPS Nick, Nick kicks back. Bowens tries to throw Stu out but Stu holds on. Best Friends have Matt and Trent rains down fists! The countdown is back, and the 12th team is… The Wingmen’s Ryan Nemeth and “Pretty” Peter Avalon! The Hollywood Hunk dropkicks Trent, Peter dropkicks Chuck! Then they dodge Stu to DOUBLE DROPKICK him!

Avalon ENZIGURIS Trent into Nemeth’s SATELLITE DDT! Then they swivel hips! Only to get mugged by everyone else! The Dark Order goes after Avalon, the Bucks go after Nemeth. Dax CHOPS Nemeth, Bowens stomps Avalon, Bucks go after Blade, Dark Order goes after Santana. The countdown is back and AEW is single picture again, the 13th team is… The GUNN CLUB! Or, as fans chant, “ASS~ BOYS!” Austin & Colten get in, Austin DECKS the Wingmen, Colten CLOBBERS the Dark Order! “Who’re the Ass Boys now?!” Fans still chant “ASS~ BOYS!” The Gunn Club turn around into a BIG RIG and DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!

The Bucks and FTR both throw out and ELIMINATE the Gunn Club! Then they brawl with each other! Matt fakes Cash out, Dax fakes Nick out, STEREO DDTS! Then Matt and Dax brawl! The countdown is back, the 14th team is… #BROCKLEE! Anderson & Johnson represent the Nightmare Family and start throwing hands on the Wingmen! They shove Nemeth and Avalon into each other, they fake the haymakers to DOUBLE DDT! Big Shotty and the Son of the Enforcer are all fired up! Bowens swings but into a SUPERKICK from Johnson, SPINEBUSTER from Anderson! Bowens puts Vance out, goes after the mask, and DECKS Vance! Bowens ELIMINATES Vance!

Chuck whips Ortiz but Ortiz reverses and sends Chuck up and out! Ortiz ELIMINATES the Kentucky Gentleman! FTR mugs Anderson, Wingmen are after Johnson, Dark Order regroups to go after Top Flight. The Dark Order both whip the Wingmen up and out! The Dark Order ELIMINATE the Wingmen! Stu fireman’s carries Bowens, but Bowens slips off and TOSSES Stu out, Bowens ELIMINATES Player 2! And the FINAL COUNTDOWN~ is here! The 15th and final team is… 2POINT0! Wait, really? Matt Lee & Jeff Parker are a bit anticlimactic for a final team. But Parker does want Lee to hold on a moment, let the chaos settle.

FTR goes after 2point0 as they get in! FTR focuses on Lee while Parker is after Santana. Anderson whips Matt but Matt skins the cat to stay in! Nick then creeps up on Anderson, Matt dodges, the Bucks throw Anderson out and ELIMINATE him! Bowens KICKS Trent, Parker is after Darius! Dax then goes after Johnson, dumps him out and ELIMINATES him! Top Flight fire off on Bowens, Darius clotheslines Bowens out and ELIMINATES him! Uno throat chops Trent then throws him out, but Trent holds on! Uno goes after fingers but Trent drags Uno out to join him! They’re on the apron as Uno and Trent brawl!

Uno pokes Trent in the eyes! Uno then reels Trent in, but here comes DANHAUSEN! He curses Uno! But Uno’s evil, too! APRON HALF ‘N’ HALF from Trent! Uno falls, Trent ELIMINATES him! Trent gives a thumbs up to Danhausen, very nice, very evil. Parker puts Ortiz out to join Trent so Trent hurries to get in. Santana throws 2point0 both out, and they brawl! Parker drags Santana out with him, they’re brawling on the edge! Ortiz fights Lee off then stomps Parker down! Lee CLUBS Ortiz but Ortiz holds on! Santana KICKS Parker off the apron and ELIMINATES him! Santana BOOTS Lee down, and ELIMINATES him!

But then FTR goes after PNP! They brawl, PNP ROCKS FTR, but 2point0 anchor PNP’s legs! FTR BLASTS PNP off the apron and ELIMINATES them!! Trent is the last Best Friend standing, FTR regroup while Top Flight go after Nick. Matt whips Trent, Trent tumbles up and out! Matt CLOBBERS Trent, Trent holds on but Matt kicks his arm away! Trent falls, Matt ELIMINATES him! The Bucks regroup, as do Top Flight and FTR. These are the final three teams, only one can go to Revolution! FTR goes after Darius, Bucks go after Dante, but Top Flight fights both these top teams off!

Darius ENZIGURIS Dax, Dante goes after Cash. Cash turns it around to fire off in the corner! Dante hops up to boot back, and then he slides under to KANGAROO KICK! Dante runs in, but Cash puts him on the apron! Cash ROCKS Dante, but Dante gives a buckle bump! Darius fights Dax off, Dante goes up and up but has to land out of the Nosedive! Cash gets Dante up, runs to ropes, but Dante headscissors! BOTH men hit the floor, DOUBLE ELIMINATION! Dax can’t believe it, but now he is alone! He turns around, and blocks the superkick from Matt! Dax reels Matt in, gets him up, rebound POWER- RANA! Matt hurries to clothesline Dax up and out!

Dax stays on the apron, only one foot tapping the ramp! Matt fires off haymakers, but reDRagon creep out! They distract Dax, Matt and Nick DOUBLE SUPERKICK and ELIMINATE Dax!! Then reDRagon adds on, TOTAL ANNIHILATION for Dax! Darius is all alone with the Bucks! And that looks good to the Bucks! Fans are thunderous as Darius says he will get this for Top Flight! He fires off hands on the Bucks, then elbows, then forearms, and he even blocks Nick’s kick! Darius hands it to Matt, to STOMP Nick’s leg! Matt whips, Darius dodges and ducks to CLOBBER him! But Nick hobbles up and takes aim to kick low.

The Bucks double whip Darius, Darius handsprings to back elbow Nick! Matt ROCKS Darius, whips him, but Darius rebounds and redirects to SPANISH FLY! Darius clotheslines Nick out! Brandon Cutler, that vlogger stooge, catches him! Nick ROCKS Darius, Matt scoops him! But Darius slips off and shoves Matt into Nick! Nick goes FLYING and he takes Cutler with him! Darius ELIMINATES Nick!! Matt is shocked, Darius dumps him out! Matt skins the cat and Darius doesn’t realize! Darius rushes in, Matt slides under, but Darius jumps over! Matt tosses Darius but he lands on the apron!

Darius ROCKS Matt, brings him in, suplexes him out and they start brawling! Matt ROCKS Darius, Darius ROCKS Matt! Matt wobbles, he ROCKS Darius, but Darius fires off haymakers! Fans are behind Darius but Matt LOW BLOWS! Matt waves bye, to SUPERKICK and ELIMINATE Darius! The Bucks win!!

Winners: The Young Bucks (advance to AEW Revolution’s World Tag Team Championship match)

And reDRagon get in to celebrate with them! The Elite conspiracy has worked out in their favor! But here comes Jurassic Express! Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus see the two teams they’re facing this Sunday, will they still be golden after Revolution?

 

Chris Jericho speaks.

“The entire wrestling world is buzzing over the announcement of Eddie Kingston VS Chris Jericho this Sunday at Revolution after our promo segment- Well, Eddie, you probably don’t know what a promo is. After our conversation on Dynamite last week. Congratulations, kid, you’re finally becoming the big star I always knew you would be.” But Jericho still can’t related to a guy like Kingston, because Jericho’s been such a big star for so long and Kingston… well, hasn’t. But this Sunday, it’s finally Kingston’s chance to win the big one. Because like Jericho said last week, Jericho IS the big one in AEW.

So Kingston, look deep down inside. Do you really think you have what it takes to beat the Influencer? Do you really think you have the confidence to get over your fear of success? Jericho doesn’t think so. But if Kingston does, IF, then Jericho will shake his hand and tell him he has his undying respect. But if not, which he won’t, Jericho will laugh at Kingston’s pathetic ass and to GFY. Santana and Ortiz walk in, Jericho raises a fist, and he gets fist bumps in return. Are they good? Santana & Ortiz don’t answer that, but Jericho says he always has their backs. Will the Inner Circle still be standing, no matter what happens between Le Champion and the Mad King?

 

CM Punk heads to the ring!

The Best of the World looks rather conflicted as he walks out into Daily’s Place and gets the mic. Fans chant for Punk, and Punk says he used to wake up every morning, splash his face with some water and look himself in the eye in the mirror. He’d ask himself, “Am I the bad guy?” Punk never had an answer. He doesn’t believe anyone thinks of themselves as the “bad guy” in their own story. Up until a week ago, Punk was sure MJF was the bad guy. And he’ll say right now, Punk thinks what Max did last week, to come out and bare his soul like that, on national television, that takes courage. Courage Punk didn’t think MJF had.

MJF spoke about a lot of deep, powerful things. But Punk also can’t shake the feeling that he’s just being gaslighted. Punk makes it clear to everyone watching: Punk doesn’t think MJF is lying. Those things surely happened to MJF. Where the questions lie is in the sincerity. Punk might be getting soft, because he isn’t even sure if it matters. There’s a famous picture of Punk online, very young, with Stone Cold Steve Austin. And after much lesser men framed Austin as a man who took his ball and went home, Punk didn’t get mad at the world. Punk didn’t lash out and do horrible things.

And since being here in AEW, Punk has seen Max knockout the legendary Dean Malenko, who is suffering from Parkinson’s. Punk heard MJF bury the late, great Brian Pillman Senior, in his hometown. Punk had to watch MJF say awful things about Darby Allin’s late uncle. And here’s the thing, ladies and gentlemen, this is the one fact Punk knows: “Hurt people hurt people.” When Punk came to AEW, MJF stood in front of him, introduced himself and Punk didn’t shake his hand. Is Punk to blame for MJF’s horrible behavior? Is Punk somehow Dr. Frankenstein and MJF is the monster he created?

Punk thinks everyone has to take responsibility for their actions. And Punk is pretty sure there is nothing he can say that is more impactful than something he can do. In order to do that, he needs MJF to come out here. Punk doesn’t want anyone but Max from last week to come out here. They can talk, have a conversation in front of the world. Punk waits and fans chant, and without music, MJF makes his way out. MJF joins Punk in the ring, and though fans boo, he keeps his cool. Punk walks up to MJF to say, “Here’s the thing, Max. I’ve done horrible things in my life. I used to be you, so full of hate.”

Punk poured alcohol down an alcoholic’s throat. He covered a legendary wrestler in the ashes of his dead, beloved manager. He mocked a wrestler’s addiction until he lost his JOB because of it. And Punk is here to say that all that hate is not going to keep you warm, it’ll burn you up. Punk would like to think that his respect isn’t just given, it is earned. And right now, this is bigger than Punk, bigger than MJF, bigger than wrestling. This is about an 11 year old kid watching at home right now, and right now he looks up to MJF the same way MJF looked up to Punk. That is what this is about.

Punk might be wrong, but he woke up this morning, splashed water in his face, and he looked at himself in the mirror and asked, “Are you the good guy?” Punk finally had an answer. That answer is… He is sure trying. Punk offers a handshake and fans aren’t sure what to make of this. MJF himself isn’t sure what to make of it. MJF pushes past the handshake to HUG Punk. MJF is hugging his childhood hero, and now Punk is the one unsure what to make of this. Punk hugs him back! Fans cheer this cathartic moment for Maxwell Jacob Friedman, and then MJF KICKS PUNK IN THE BALLS!

MJF throws off his jacket, drags Punk up and throws him through ropes, to then reel him in for the HEATSEEKER!! MJF rips off his fancy button-up shirt to reveal a T-shirt with THAT PICTURE on it! Young Max and Punk at the meet ‘n’ greet! MJF then calls for his henchmen! Wardlow and Shawn Spears walk out, and they have both diamond ring and dog collar! MJF puts the ring on his pinkie, and he demands Punk get up! Punk slowly stirs, manages to get to his feet, DYNAMITE DIAMOND PUNCH!! MJF stands up on the corner and shows off the ring as he soaks up all the heat. FTR also return to watch the ramp as MJF rains down fists!

Punk is busted open, MJF BITES Punk’s forehead! FTR CLOBBER security as they rush out! Spears gets in the ring and mocks Punk. MJF drags Punk up, smears the blood all over his shirt, then throws Punk out of the ring! Punk sputters on the floor, MJF gets him up to punch the bloody wound more! MJF stands Punk up for Spears to put the collar on him! MJF tells the timekeeper to stop ringing the bell, then he gets a mic. “You stupid, stupid old man. I’m a snake. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he doesn’t exist. And this Sunday, at Revolution, I’m going to show you and all these mindless sheep that I am the devil himself!”

MJF then has Spears CHOKE Punk by pulling the chain! Punk dangles from the ropes while bleeding, but here comes Sting, Darby and Sammy Guevara! They run The Pinnacle off, but the damage has been done! Punk can finally breathe again, will he make sure MJF never speaks again?

 

Backstage interview with Keith Lee.

Schiavone says the Limitless One has qualified for the Face of the Revolution, but before that, Friday Night Rampage will see Keith Lee have a little tune-up. But before Keith can comment, Ricky Starks walks in, imitating Keith’s “Greetings and salutations.” Keith has Starks stop right there. Starks has twice interrupted him. If there is a third, there will be none of Starks left to do so again. Well Starks is just here to let Keith know that Rampage is Starks Country. And Hobbs is the President.

With that all said, Starks is giving Keith a fair warning. If Keith shows up on Rampage, he might not make it to Revolution. Starks is just being a good brother, and giving Keith a heads-up. See you when they see you. And Keith promises to be there. Will this little warning do little to scare the Limitless One away?

 

Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter w/ Rebel VS Thunder Rosa & Mercedes Martinez!

The AEW Women’s World Champion and her sidekick are in action as the Doctor prepares for her title match at Revolution. But will La Mera Mera & Mean Ms. Mercedes be merciless to Britt Baker, DMD?

The teams don’t even wait for the bell, they brawl at the ramp! Mercedes throws Hayter down and Rosa is after Britt! The bell rings, the brawl continues, Rosa fireman’s carries but Britt slips off. Britt shoves Rosa then follows, Rosa stops but Britt dodges the clothesline, only for Mercedes to be there to ROCK Britt with a right! Mercedes and Rosa circle Britt, have her in the corner, but Hayter gets on the apron. Mercedes whips Rosa in to A-List Lariat Britt in the corner! Mercedes runs in to BOOT Britt down! Rosa goes up and SWINGING METEORAS! Mercedes drags Britt to a cover, TWO!

Mercedes drags Britt up, ROCKS her with a right, then fires off more forearms. Mercedes scoops, Britt slips off and spins her around to run and SLINGBLADE! Britt covers, TWO! Britt brings Mercedes around, tag to Hayter. Hayter storms in and gets in Mercedes’ face. They both run, and they ram shoulders! They go again, and they ram shoulders! Hayter shoves, Mercedes runs and runs Hayter over! Mercedes puts Hayter in the corner, tag to Rosa and they mug Hayter. Rosa CHOPS, snapmares and KICKS Hayter! Rosa glares at Britt, KICKS Hayter again, then runs, but Rebel swipes at her! So Rosa drags Rebel up! Hayter rolls Rosa and Rebel distracts the ref for Britt to SUPERKICK!

Mercedes complains but Hayter stomps and whips Rosa into the corner. AEW goes picture in picture as Hayter CHOPS Rosa! Hayter stalks Rosa to the open corner, CHOPS her again, then whips her corner to corner. Hayter hits Rosa with a back elbow, then a snap suplex! Cover, ONE!! Hayter stays on Rosa, bumps her off buckles, then digs her boots in. The ref counts, Hayter lets off at 4, but Rosa and Britt trade shots. Britt chokes Rosa, Mercedes protests but the ref keeps her back. Britt gets away with everything, and Hayter brings Rosa up to bump her off buckles. Hayter stands Rosa up to whip her corner to corner hard!

Hayter runs in, but Rosa KNEES her away! Rosa then CLUBS Hayter down, dribbles her off the mat, and runs to basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Rosa drags Hayter up, Hayter hits back and scoops to SLAM Rosa down! Hayter covers, TWO! Hayter clamps on a chinlock and she grinds Rosa down. Rosa endures, fights around, pushes back to a cover, TWO! Hayter holds on but Rosa turns her over for a SEATED SURFBOARD! Rosa pulls Hayter way back, rocks her then STOMPS her! Cover, TWO! Rosa drags Hayter away from Britt to CLUB her, but Hayter throws body shots. Hayter CLUBS Rosa down now, then grinds her down.

Rosa fights back, fights free, and she hits a STUNNER! AEW returns to single picture as Rosa tags in Mercedes! Mercedes rallies on Hayter, Britt gets in but Mercedes CLOBBERs her! Mercedes blocks a kick, Hayter fights the spinebuster. Hayter kicks but Mercedes dodges to then hook Hayter up, T-BONE SUPLEX! Mercedes roars and fans fire up! Mercedes covers, TWO! Mercedes drags Hayter up and whips her, but Britt tags in. Hayter BOOTS and Britt gets in, but Mercedes gets around! Britt fights the half nelson, switches and spins Mercedes for a ROLLING ELBOW! Hayter reels Mercedes in, IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER!

Hayter holds Mercedes up for Britt’s SUPERKICK, and then Hayter hits an STO! Britt covers, TWO! Mercedes survives and Britt is frustrated. Britt talks trash to Rebel, then sucker punches her! SUPERKICK for Mercedes! And then the takedown into a CROSSFACE! Mercedes resists, gets free and CLUBS Britt down! Hot tag to Rosa! Fans fire up as we get the women’s title preview! Britt fires forearms, Rosa flips her off and SLAPS her! Britt swings, Rosa ROCKS her again! They go back and forth, Rosa ROCKS Britt again. Rosa blocks the kick, trips Britt, but Britt avoids the double stomp! Britt turns Rosa, Rosa turns Britt and scoops!

Britt slips off, ripcords, but Rosa gets under to fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, Hayter breaks it! Hayter scrambles away while Rosa and Britt slowly stir. They both stand, and Rosa ROUNDHOUSES Britt! Mercedes is in, she gets Britt for a HALF ‘N’ HALF! Hayter goes after Mercedes, they brawl and fall out the ring! Rosa gets Britt up, Mercedes CANNONBALLS the sidekicks! FIRE THUNDER DRIVER! Cover, Rosa & Mercedes win!

Winners: Thunder Rosa & Mercedes Martinez, by pinfall

La Mera Mera just pinned the champ! Will she do that all over again at Revolution? Or will Britt find a way to keep the title?

 

Backstage interview with Tay Conti & Anna Jay.

Tay accepted Jade Cargill’s open challenge for the TBS Championship at Revolution. Tay is a Black Belt in Judo, and a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu. How does she hope to get that gold belt? Before she can say anything, Mark Sterling & Jade Cargill walk in. Of course they show up. Jade says, “Bitch, shut up before I kick you in the face again. Nobody gives a damn about that karate shit.” Jay keeps Tay from firing off, and Sterling says someone didn’t read the fine print. If Tay so much as harms a green hair on Jade’s head, this title opportunity will be taken away faster than you can say jiujitsu. Tay clams down, and Jade says to be thankful she gave Tay this opportunity.

The Jade Brand leaves, TayJay stays cool. Will the Brazilian Blackbelt Beauty beat some modesty into Jade? Or will she just be the newest loser on #ThatBitchShow?

 

Sammy Guevara has his cue cards!

AEW goes picture in picture as Sammy shares his thoughts. “Fines! Suspensions! Why is that what it takes just to get a fair match with you? Matt, Isiah, Andrade, can you do nothing on your own? When I won this belt, I didn’t need or want help! The Inner Circle didn’t fight my battles! I DID! Which is why I respect you, Darby Allin! You do it the same way. Every fight with you has been fair. This Sunday, it will be an honor to fight along side you and an icon, STING! Make no mistakes though, this Friday, you are nothing more, than another opponent! Good luck!” El Idolo VS The Relentless VS The Spanish God, but there can only be ONE TNT Champion!

 

AEW hears from Kris Statlander and Leyla Hirsch.

The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien says, “Leyla, you call yourself a legit athlete. But a legit athlete would know how to take a loss, learn from the experience, and yet, all you’ve done is blame me for winning.” But Leyla says, “Stat, you said that my parents had a reason for giving me up for adoption.” Kris stands by what she said about Leyla being childish, and she meant it with every fiber of her being. Leyla asks the producers why she’s even doing this. Why is she talking to a camera? Kris said what she said. Kris says if Leyla wants to talk struggles, Kris will give her something to struggle with. They’re about to see a whole different side to Kris Statlander no one has ever seen before.

Leyla is done talking! She’ll let her actions speak louder than Kris’ words! What happens when these two finally have it out in the ring 1v1?

 

Wardlow w/ Shawn Spears VS Cezar Bononi!

We saw the members of The Pinnacle play their part in MJF’s brutalizing of CM Punk, but the Maestro of Mayhem actually just stood by and watched. Is he not in agreement with his teammates anymore? Or will he start doing things the way they want against the Wingmen’s Brazilian Beefcake?

The bell rings and the two tie up. Bononi knees low, CLUBS Wardlow, and then whips him to ropes. Wardlow uses that to reel Bononi in! POWERBOMB! Fans fire up as it begins already! Spears isn’t happy but fans want that “ONE MORE TIME!” Wardlow gets Bononi back up, to POWERBOMB again! And then roll Bononi up and into a THIRD POWERBOMB! Cover, Wardlow wins!

Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall

And he did it his way! Spears gets in with his chair, but Wardlow stops him from getting his shots in! Spears lets the chair go, fans chant for Wardlow and Spears throws off his beanie. Wardlow doesn’t back down from The Chair Man, so Spears steps away. Will the War Dog become the new Face of the Revolution in that stacked field of stars?

 

AEW hears from The House of Black.

Malakai says, “You have deemed us inherently evil. But wasn’t it the House, PAC, that gave you new sight? Wasn’t it the House, Pentagon, that gave you new means to find new levels of…” “Violence,” Brody King finishes. “The part of the human condition that society chooses to shun. The part that the House has embraced and enforced as you sit back and cast…” “Judgement,” Buddy Matthews finishes. “The one thing everyone passes, and everyone fears to receive. We don’t cast judgement. We seek the truth. And the truth is is that we are the House.” “And the house always wins.” Will this trifecta of terror tear down the norms to enlighten AEW?

 

Backstage interview with Wardlow and Shawn Spears.

The Chair Man knows the big guy is mad, but Spears still loves him! And big news! Max, c’mere! MJF says he heard Wardlow got a little perturbed earlier, so here’s some good news. If Wardlow wins the ladder match and beats the TNT Champion, he can keep the title. Besides, it’s not like he’s going to win it anyway. MJF starts to walk off but Wardlow says it’s only because he’s too busy making sure MJF’s winning. MJF comes back to SLAP Wardlow! Maybe Wardlow forgot: he isn’t a pro-wrestler, he is MJF’s bodyguard! Wardlow doesn’t work for AEW, he works for MJF! And if MJF were Wardlow, he would not mistake kindness for weakness or Wardlow’s family will be out on the street! Will the War Dog obey his “master?” Or will he finally bite the hand that feeds him?

 

Six Man Tag: Hangman Page & The Dark Order VS Adam Cole & reDRagon!

Before the battle of Adams at Revolution for THE AEW World Championship, Page and Cole call upon their friends! The Good, The Bad & The Hungy ride again against the undisputed paragons of pro-wrestling! Will champion or challenger have all the momentum going into their title bout?

The ref keeps the peace as the trios want after each other. The teams sort out and the Adams start things off! Fans fire up to see this preview, but then Cole backs off and tags to Bobby Fish. Hangman figured as much, and he circles with the Infamous One. They approach, Hangman avoids the roundhouse to fire off haymakers! Fish reverses the whip but Hangman slips out of the scoop to shove and BOOT! Fish flounders and Hangman brings him up to bump off buckles. Hangman stomps away on Fish, the ref counts and Hangman lets off at 4. Fans fire up and Hangman drags Fish up. Fish knees low and brings him around for knees.

Fish tags Kyle O’Reilly, reDRagon mugs Hangman and then double whips. Hangman busts through the double kicks to run Kyle over! And then kick Fish to suplex onto Kyle! Cover, TWO! Hangman drags Kyle up, tags in John Silver, and Silver brawls with Kyle. Kyle and Silver trade KICKS, but Kyle gets a facelock! But Silver suplexes Kyle first! Fans chant for “Johnny Hungy!” as he tags in Alex Reynolds. They get the legs to roll and TOSS Kyle! Fish gets in, but runs into double drop toeholds! DOUBLE BASEMENT DROPKICKS! Kyle gets up but Reynolds dodges him to dropkick him down!

Fans fire up with Reynolds, he covers, ONE! Reynolds drags Kyle up, underhooks the arms but Cole rushes in. Reynolds chases him off, but turns around into fast strikes from Kyle! Leg sweep! Tag to Cole and he drags Reynolds around to rain down fists! Cole tags Kyle back in, Kyle KNEES Reynolds low. Kyle wraps Reynolds up, cobra twist! Reynolds endures, and reDRagon links up to add leverage! The ref sees that and reprimands. Fish lets go, Reynolds hip tosses free! Kyle gets the foot but Reynolds fights his way over, hot tag to Hangman! The Cowboy fires off haymakers on Kyle then whips him to ropes.

Kyle holds ropes and bails out, but Hangman pursues! They go around, get in, Fish tags and Kyle baits Hangman. Fish KICKS Hangman’s leg out and then Kyle knocks the Beaver Boys down! Fish drops elbows on the leg, and now Cole wants Hangman! Tag to Cole and he hops up. Cole takes aim, leaps, PANAMA- NO! Hangman has Cole in the Alabama, but Cole flails to sunset flip! TWO, Hangman sits on the cover, TWO! Hangman rolls through to jackknife and Alabama! Cole fights that off, suplexes, but Hangman slips out! Hangman waistlocks but he ducks Cole’s elbow. Cole ducks the lariat, mule kick to the leg!

Cole brings the kneepad down fast, runs, but Hangman ducks the Boom! Hangman runs in but is put on the apron! But Cole sees him load up! Cole bails out before Hangman can slingshot in, and reDRagon regroups with Cole. Fans boo while AEW goes picture in picture.

Hangman dares someone to get in but the ref keeps him back. The ring count starts, Cole takes his time returning, and he still stays back to tag Kyle. Hangman tags Silver, Silver and Kyle circle again. They tie up, go around, Silver headlocks but Kyle powers out. Silver runs Kyle over, then flexes! He’s friggin’ jacked, baby! Things speed up, Kyle kitchen sink knees Silver down! Kyle rains down forearms on Silver, then lets off to drag him over. Tag to Fish and reDRagon stomp Silver down. Fish drags Silver up to clinch and throw knees. Fish snapmares Silver down, then goes out to slingshot senton back in!

Fish taunts Reynolds then drags Silver around by a leg. Fish hits a KNEE JAMMER, then tags Cole. Cole drops ax handles, then drags Silver up. Cole turns Silver for a NECKBREAKER! Cole flexes, he’s mildly jacked BAYBAY. Cole drags Silver up and bumps him off buckles. Cole stomps away on Silver, then tags Kyle. Kyle drags Silver up to tag Fish, and reDRagon mugs Silver with knee after knee in the corner. They let off as the ref counts, then they double snap suplex! Fish covers, TWO! Fish is frustrated but he drags Silver up to bump off buckles. Tag to Cole, Cole drags Silver up and cravats for a snapmare.

Cole clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Silver down. Silver endures, even as Cole pushes the hold. AEW returns to single picture and fans rally up. Silver throws body shots, Cole knees low. Cole fireman’s carries, USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO! Cole smirks as Silver survives. Cole taunts Reynolds but the ref keeps him back. Cole then sucker punches Reynolds and knocks him to the railing! Kyle tags in to rain down forearms and elbows on Silver! Kyle wants the arm but Silver clasps hands. Silver fights up to a cover, TWO! Silver KICKS Kyle, then KICKS him again! Kyle blocks a kick to bring Silver around and sweep the leg! HEEL HOOK!

Silver endures and kicks free, but Kyle tags Fish! Fish drags Silver, Silver BOOTS him away! Hot tags to Cole and Hangman! Cole stops in his tracks, he tags right back to Kyle! Hangman rallies on Kyle, whips corner to corner but Kyle reverses. Hangman uses that to triangle jump LARIAT Fish down! Hangman dodges Kyle, scoops him and FALL AWAY SLAMS! Hangman kips up to PLANCHA onto Fish! Then Hangman gets back in to run, but Kyle boots his lariat! Hangman avoids the roundhouse to POP-UP POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Hangman fires up and the fans rally behind him and “COWBOY SH*T!”

Hangman brings Kyle up but Kyle shoots around to KICK a leg out! Kyle aims, AX and- ROLLING ELBOW from Hangman! Kyle yoyos in the ropes, but Hangman LARIATS him down! Cole says he’s got this and he tags in. Cole storms up, but Hangman is right in his face! They’re forehead to forehead and fans fire up! Cole throws forearms with Hangman back and forth! They’re fast ‘n’ furious! The Dark Order gets in to brawl with reDRagon! It’s a triple hockey fight!! Fans are thunderous for “A E DUB!” as Kyle BOOTS Hangman! Reynolds ROLLING ELBOWS Kyle! Fish CLOBBERS Reynolds, Silver ENZIGURIS Fish!

Cole kicks but Silver blocks to trip him, KICK him, BUZZSAW and SUPERKICK, to a- GHOSTBUSTER from Cole!! Cole turns around, into a LARIAT from Hangman! All six men are down and fans are thunderous again as a standing count starts! Hangman is up at 3 of 10, and he stalks behind Cole. Hangman deadlift waistlocks but Cole breaks free to PELE! Reynolds tags in, he dodges the boot to fire off hands! Cole BOOTS back, then runs in, into a pop-up KNEE! Cole staggers, Reynolds runs in to BOOT Cole in the corner! Reynolds runs but into a SUPERKICK! BLINDSLIDE SUPERKICK! Cole brings down the kneepad, BOOM!! Cover, ColeDRagon wins!

Winners: Adam Cole & reDRagon, by pinfall

This Adam may have won, but he’s not done! He rains down fists on Reynolds, but Hangman BOOTS Cole down! Hangman fires off but Kyle gets Hangman in a SLEEPER! Fish runs, but Hangman fights free to deny the high-low! Hangman CLOBBERS Fish, BOOTS Kyle, then gets to the apron! Hangman takes aim, Cole turns around, but Fish sweeps the legs! Down goes Hangman, and Cole drags him in for more fists! Fans boo but reDRagon gets duct tape! They mug Hangman and tape him to the ropes! Cole taunts Hangman as he can’t put his hands up to stop this! Silver gets in, though, and they make Hangman watch Silver take the TOTAL ANNIHILATION!

Reynolds is thrown in, he takes PANAMA SUNRISE! Hangman tries but he can’t break free, and Cole gets in his face with the belt. So Hangman HEADBUTTS him! Cole SUPERKICKS back! Cole fires off hands, then SUPERKICKS again! Cole holds up the AEW World Championship and tells Hangman that it will belong to him! Will Cole prove he’s the superior Adam now, then and forever? Or will he be in for some serious #CowboyShit at Revolution?


My Thoughts:

A great go-home for AEW! For one, HUGE news to start the show. I had a feeling and yet didn’t think it’d be possible, but now Tony Khan and AEW own ROH! Word’s getting out that ROH will become the developmental to AEW, but only time will tell. Also no idea if this means ROH coverage will return, but still exciting stuff. Bryan VS Daniels was a great match to follow up that news, and it also segued perfectly into Bryan and Moxley having one more face-off before the match. I really don’t have an idea how this one goes. I would think Moxley wins the match, but it’d be a much bigger surprise if they still become a team after this since Bryan’s going very Heel and Moxley is Face.

AEW once again gives us an awesome battle royal. It was awesome to get Top Flight back at 100% with Darius’ return. And even 2point0 being the last team for a letdown was a great move. And while it looked like Top Flight had a shot to shock the world, the plan stays as I expected. Young Bucks, reDRagon and Jurassic Express are going to have a great Triple Threat tag, and I fully expected Bucks and reDRagon to cancel out so that Jurassic Express can retain. Jericho’s promo was just him repeating what he said last week, so that was a bit disappointing. It was also surprising that Santana & Ortiz even gave him fist bumps. Jericho VS Kingston could still go either way, but I was hoping for a bit more drama in the Inner Circle over this stuff. Maybe we still get that even after Revolution.

The segment with Punk, MJF and the rest of The Pinnacle went as I expected and yet still went above what I expected. Punk already got really bloody, and he’ll surely just get bloody all over again at Revolution. MJF got his shots in, I’m thinking he loses on Sunday. Wardlow put Bononi away much faster than I could’ve expected, but it worked perfectly within the story that’s building. I’m a little surprised MJF is “letting” Wardlow keep whatever title he wins, but Wardlow breaking free from The Pinnacle is still coming. Hell, it could happen at Revolution if MJF calls on him to help him against Punk.

Keith Lee had a good segment with Team Taz, you can bet Starks & Hobbs will try to get at Keith on Rampage as their go-home segment. Sammy had another good cue card promo, Darby & Sting had a good backstage promo, but what a surprise that we’re getting a TNT title Triple Threat before the Tornado Trios match. Being a Triple Threat could be the way Andrade gets that title while also putting dysfunction into the Darby-Sting-Sammy team. We got good promos to hype up the TBS Championship match and Statlander VS Hirsch, but I’m still bugged by what’s going on in the latter. Are we getting a completely unmotivated double turn? I’d really hate that.

The women’s tag match was pretty good, but it felt a bit clumsy. It has been some time since Britt and Rosa had a match against each other, they’re probably just working on their chemistry again. I’m sure their title match at Revolution will be much better, but with Rosa standing tall here, I have a feeling AEW is going to keep Britt on top. We got a good House of Black promo, I like that they are framing themselves as tweeners. Once Fenix is back, we can get a killer Six Man out of these guys. And we also got a killer Six Man in tonight’s main event, but Cole & reDRagon of course won here. They stand tall, beating down Hangman, Silver & Reynolds, because Hangman is going to retain that title at Revolution.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (6/22/24)

Will Will Ospreay stay golden?

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An episode with truly international flavor!

While Will Ospreay defends his AEW International Championship against Brian Cage, Kazuchika Okada takes on former mentor, Ultimo Guerrero! Will the champions stay strong on the Road to The Forbidden Door?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: Samoa Joe, Hook & Katsuyori Shibata VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling; Joe, Hook & Shibata win.
  • Private Party VS Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith; Jericho & Bill win.
  • AEW Continental Championship Title Eliminator: Kazuchika Okada VS Ultimo Guerrero; Okada wins and denies Ultimo Guerrero a title match.
  • Six Man Tag: The Patriarchy VS The Iron Savages; The Patriarchy wins.
  • Toni Storm & Mariah May w/ Luther VS Lady Frost & Leyla Hirsch; Storm & Mariah win.
  • Malakai Black & Brody King VS Leon & Max St. Giovanni; Malakai & Brody win.
  • Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Matthew Menard; Hechicero wins.
  • AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS Brian Cage; Ospreay wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Six Man Tag: Samoa Joe, Hook & Katsuyori Shibata VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling!

Three dangerous men joined forces out of respect for what each of them can do, but they aren’t getting much respect from others. But will the Samoan Submission Specialist, The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil & The Wrestler beat some respect into Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari & Josh Woods? Or can the Premier Athletes actually put their money where their muscles are?

The trios sort out, Joe starts against Nese and the fans sing, “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” Nese says not tonight. Nese and Joe tie up, Nese waistlocks, but he can’t lift Joe! Joe smirks, wrenches free, and wristlocks. Nese rolls, wrenches and headlocks. Nese’s team cheers but they’re the only ones. Joe powers up and out, then he runs Nese over! Joe smirks, stalks Nese to ropes, then brings him around. The fans fire up for Joe as he scoops, but Nese slips fere! Nese SOBATS, runs, but into an ELBOW! Tag to Hook and the fans fire up more! Hook puts Nese in a corner to fire off body shots! Hook throws hands, Nese shoves past him but Hook fires more shots!

Nese throws forearms on Hook, but Hook counter punches! Nese staggers, comes back, but Hook gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Nese manages to land out and he STOMPS Hook down! Nese tags Daivari and they mug Hook with haymakers! The fans boo but Nese lets off. Daivari brings Hook up, bumps him off buckles, then CHOPS! Daivari snapmares Hook, clamps on a full nelson and leans on the hold. The fans rally and Hook fights up, and he pries the hold open! But Daivari waistlocks! Hook elbows free, and hot tags to Shibata! Shibata storms in but he has to slow down as Daivari gets away to his corner.

Woods reaches out, so Daivari says here’s something for The Wrestler. Daivari tags Woods in, he steps to Shibata, and they fire forearms! The fans rally up as the shots keep going, then Shibata gets the edge! Woods trips Shibata, goes for an arm, but Shibata slips right around to go for the arm! Woods goes for Shibata’s arm, but Shibata goes after Woods again! Woods powers through to get the arm, but then Shibata slips around, changes sides, and has the ARMBAR! Woods scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer as Shibata lets off and CLUBS away on Woods. Shibata cranks the arm for a double wristlock but Woods throws body shots!

Shibata leg scissors to trip Woods! KNEEBAR! Nese storms in to stomp Shibata! The fans boo, Woods tags Nese in. Nese stomps Shibata around, then taunts the fans. The fans boo but Nese CHOPS Shibata. Shibata doesn’t flinch! Nese CHOPS again, but Shibata eggs him on! Nese throat chops! Nese whips, Shibata reverses, but Nese ELBOWS back! Nese goes up and up and QUEBRADAS, but Shibata steps aside! Everyone’s learning from Joe now! The fans fire up and Joe smiles. Shibata then tags Joe in, and he stalks Nese. Nese rises up, into the JABS! JABS! JABS! Joe fires off fast hands, CHOPS Nese down, but Sterling gets on the apron!

Joe scares Sterling off, but this is all a delay tactic so Nese can crawl, and Woods can HOTSHOT Joe! The fans boo but Nese brings Joe around, BULLDOG HOTSHOT! Joe staggers, Daivari tags in! Nese & Daivari mug Joe, run, and DOUBLE SHOULDER TACKLE! Daivari covers, ONE!! Joe is still tougher than that! Woods tags in, he and Daivari mug Joe, and then Woods CLUBS away on Joe’s chest! Cover, ONE!! Joe is still tougher than that so now Daivari tags back in. Daivari and Woods mug Joe, then Daivari stands Joe up. Daivari throws hands, but Joe hits back! They go back and forth, Joe gets the edge, but Daivari CLAWS the eyes!

Daivari sucker punches Shibata down! Daivari whips, Joe reverses and sweeps the legs! SENTON! The fans fire up, hot tags to Hook and Nese! Hook rallies on Nese, wrenches and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Woods runs in but Hook KNEES him down! Nese gets up, but into the clinch! TAZ PLEX! The fans fire up and Hook stalks Nese, to give crossface forearms! Daivari runs up, Hook DECKS him! Woods gets in to GERMAN SUPLEX! Hook tumbles, but Shibata tags in! Shibata ROCKS Woods, BOOTS Nese, BOOTS Daivari, then STO for Woods! Shibata runs up at Nese for a BOOT! Shibata fires off forearms and the ref counts.

Shibata goes corner to corner to HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! Shibata drags Nese up, SNAP HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Nese survives, but ends up in an ARMBAR!! Nese endures, but he taps! Shibata’s team wins!

Winners: Samoa Joe, Hook & Katsuyori Shibata, by submission

The Premier Athletes did prove they’ve got guts, but not enough to overcome this trio of warriors! Will Joe, Hook & Shibata find themselves on the road to trios gold?

 

The Bang Bang Gang speaks.

Juice Robinson says, “Apparently… AEW isn’t gonna recognize the fact that I was anointed one-quarter of the AEW Unified Trios Champions!” Austin says he’s pissed, Colten confirms that is true, and adds that apparently, The House of Black still gets their shot. At least, once Buddy’s leg gets better. And apparently, PAC cares!? He interrupted their match, he pushed Juice off the top, and then he flipped Austin off! But that’s good. Because their fearless leader, Jay White, is off training his butt off. You thought EIGHT abs was something? Jay will be coming back with TEN! SO Pac, you better hope you don’t see The Switchblade in the Owen Hart Cup!

Because then, The Bastard will do more than just “care” now. He’ll cry to sleep! And if you’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for ya! GUNS UP! Bullet Club Gold is taking aim at a lot of different targets, but will they be able to hit the mark?

 

Private Party VS Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith!

Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy have been busy this week. They got called out by The Learning Tree on Dynamite, they put in a fast and furious match last night on Rampage, and now they’ll be entering the “Jericho Vortex” when they take on Big Bill and the man himself. But will Quen & Zay teach Jericho something about not looking down on the younger guys? Or will Jericho ruin the fun #ForTheWorld?

The teams sort out and Jericho starts against Quen. The fans rally up and Jericho says here’s a free lesson from The Learning Tree. Then he tags out to The Redwood. Bill steps in, sporting new gear that quotes Tony Schiavone, on the butt… Bill and Quen tie up, Quen gets around and headlocks. Bill powers out and runs Quen right over! Because as the shorts say, “Too much man!” Bill mocks the “Shots! Shots! Shots!” then he stands Quen up. Bill CHOPS Quen, drags him up, then CHOPS him again! Bill keeps Quen in the corner, and he ROCKS him with a right. Then Bill TOSSES Quen across the way!

Bill mocks the dancing, runs corner to corner, and he SPLASHES Quen! Quen was practically smothered by that move! Quen falls over, but Bill stands him back up, and gives a thumbs up before he TOSSES Quen again! Quen writhes, goes to ropes, then the corner. Bill runs in again, but Quen dodges the splash! Bill staggers, Quen goes up, and Quen leaps to MISSILE DROPKICK! Bill staggers, Quen is on him in a corner! Quen rains down fists, Bill stops him at 6, then DECKS him! Jericho applauds, and Bill tags him in. The fans are torn as The Learning Tree waves, and Bill hoists Quen way up! Jericho “helps” SLAM Quen down!

Jericho & Bill wave, then Jericho stands Quen up to CHOP! Jericho CHOPS again, then whips corner to corner. Jericho runs up but Quen BOOTS him! Quen goes up and leaps to FLYING SHOULDER TACKLE! Then hot tag to Zay! The fans rally as Zay TACKLES Jericho and rains down fists! Jericho pushes him away but Zay comes back, another TACKLE and more fast hands! Jericho tries to get away but Zay fires off high and low and all around! Jericho CLAWS eyes! The fans boo but Jericho brings Zay up. Zay CHOPS, fires more forearms, then just more and more and more! Zay runs, but Jericho sends him out!

Quen is there, for SILLY STRING! Jericho tumbles, Zay covers, TWO!! Jericho survives, Quen tags in, and he TACKLES Jericho! Quen fires off hands just like Zay! Quen stomps Jericho around, runs, but Bad Apple Bryan Keith trips him! The fans boo, but then Jericho CLOBBERS Quen! Jericho waves to the fans, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Jericho takes his time waving to all sides of the arena, then he drags Quen up. Jericho hits a BIG back suplex, then has the cocky cover, ONE! Jericho perhaps returning the favor from last night there, but Jericho bumps Quen off buckles. Tag to Bill and Bill stomps away on Quen! Jericho adds on, the ref counts, and Bill digs his boots in. The ref counts more, Bill lets off with applause, and then Bryan CHOKES Quen! Bill SUCKER PUNCHES Kassidy! The ref reprimands but Bill goes back to Quen. Bill mocks the “Shots! Shots! Shots!” then CLUBS Quen on the back. Then SLAPS Quen down! Bill mocks the shots more, then mockingly cheers.

Bill drags Quen up, puts him on ropes, and RIPS his shirt open to CHOP him down! Quen sputters, Bill drags him up and tags in Jericho. They mug Quen in the corner, then Jericho brings Quen around. Quen fires hands first! Quen runs, but Jericho DROPKICKS him down! Jericho waves to the fans again, then he drags Quen up. Collision returns to single picture, Jericho bumps Quen off buckles, then Jericho puts Quen up top. Jericho CHOPS Quen, climbs, and wants his “branches” to fire up. The fans are torn, but Jericho has Quen on the very top, but Quen throws hands! Quen shoves Jericho down, and the fans rally up!

Quen adjusts, leaps, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Jericho survives and Quen is frustrated. Quen and Jericho crawl, hot tag to Zay! Zay springboards to CROSSBODY! Zay keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges, then DROPKICKS! Bill storms in, but Zay DUMPS him out! Zay then triangle jumps to DROPKICK! That’s Jericho’s move! Zay then kicks and hits a STUNNER! Then a STUNNER for Bill! The fans fire up and Zay runs up to SUNSET BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives and shocks Zay! Bryan coaches Jericho, Zay tags Quen. Private Party mugs Jericho, then Quen whips Jericho to a corner. Quen runs up to SPLASH!

Quen brings Jericho around again, SOBAT and SOBAT! Quen runs, but Jericho THROAT CHOPS! Then LIONSAULTS! But onto knees! Quen holds Jericho, Zay uses him as a step to FLY onto Bill! Then Zay hurries back and goes up again! Quen sets Jericho up again, SWANTON BOMB! Quen climbs now, for the 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives and Quen can’t believe it! Tag back to Zay, but Bill returns! The ref is busy with Bryan, too! Zay springboards, into a BOOT! The Redwood slips away, Bryan hops down, and Jericho covers Zay, TWO?!? Zay survives and the fans fire up!

Jericho huffs ‘n’ puffs, drags Zay up, but Zay is dead weight. Jericho KNEES Zay, then KNEES him again. Jericho says if Zay wants to be a threat, he has to fight. So Zay fires off fast hands and CHOSP! Zay whips, Jericho reverses, but Zay KICKS, then RAN- NO! Jericho turns Rana into WALLS OF JERICHO! Zay endures, even as Jericho sits deep! The fans fire up as Zay fights around! Zay reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK! Zay lets go in frustration but also exhaustion, so he tags to Bill. Bill storms up but into a mule kick! Zay runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but into the BOSS MAN SLAM!! Cover, TWO?!? Zay survives and Bill is frustrated.

Bill mocks the shots again, gives a thumbs up, then he drags Zay up. But Quen runs in! Bill choke grips Quen, to CHOKE SLAM him onto Zay! Cover, TWO?!?! Zay survives and Bill is surprised! Bill tags Jericho back in, and Jericho climbs. Bill gets Zay up and brings him over, CHOKE- NO, Zay slips free and shoves Bill into Jericho! Jericho lands on his sapling, then Quen DROPKICKS Billy into him! Private Party DOUBLE LARIAT Bill out! Then they get Jericho set up! GIN & JUICE!! CODE BREAKER STYLE!! Quen CLOBBERS Bill, Zay covers, TWO?!?!? Jericho survives and no one can believe it!

The ref defends his count was fair but Zay can’t believe that math. Jericho is up, Zay fires off forearms! “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Zay fires body “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” then runs to LARIAT! Zay is all fired up and the fans are with him! But Bill returns! Zay LION- NO, Bryan Keith CLOBBERS Zay!! The ref was busy with Bill, he missed that! Jericho drags Zay to a cover, Jericho’s team wins!

Winners: Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey, by pinfall

Consider this one a 3v2 Handicap Match, because the Bad Apple got involved. And he even goes after Zay now! Quen goes after Bryan, but Bill & Jericho go after Quen, but Samoa Joe’s team runs out there! Joe LOW BLOWS Bill! Shibata and Hook go after Jericho and Bryan, but Jericho gets outta there! The Learning Tree wants nothing to do with this! So Shibata isolates Bryan’s arm, and STOMPS it!! Jericho feels Bryan’s pain, emotionally speaking. Joe gets a mic to say, “HI~, CHRIS~!” But week after week, Jericho has “graced” us with his presence, but Joe and his associates here have been talking. And every idea that falls from Jericho’s tree “absolutely SUCKS!”

The fans cheer but Joe isn’t done. Joe tells Jericho that they come from very different schools of thought. And the best ideas survive the crucible of combat! So that is what Joe suggests! Joe, Hook & Shibata VS Jericho and what’s left of his tree, come Forbidden Door! Will Jericho, Bill & Bryan be able to regroup in the eight days they have? Or will they be turned into the lumber that builds the school of Samoa Joe?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!

Though Will Ospreay and Swerve Strickland are Forbidden Door opponents, and hardly friends after how personal they’re making things, they must team together against The Gates of Agony! Will Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona crush the champions before they ever reach Long Island?

 

AEW Continental Championship Title Eliminator: Kazuchika Okada VS Ultimo Guerrero!

Christopher Daniels promised The Elite that they would face top tier competition for their titles, and he finally realized who would be best for The Rainmaker: the man who mentored him while on excursion in Mexico! Will Okada be able to stay undefeated in AEW when facing one of CMLL’s best? Or will Ultimo Guerrero show him that he still has a lot to learn?

The bell rings and Okada stares Ultimo down. The fans rally up, the two circle, and Ultimo offers a handshake. Okada slaps the hand away, he no longer cares about his former sensei. The two tie up, Ultimo waistlocks, then he SLAMS Okada down. Ultimo facelocks, Okada wrenches out but Ultimo rolls and trips Okada. Ultimo rolls Okada but Okada arm-drags free, and the two stand! The fans fire up as they reset and go again. Ultimo gets his side of the crowd going, but Okada has plenty of fans, too. The two speed things up, Okada drops but Ultimo runs him over! Ultimo whips, Okada ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Ultimo CHOPS!

Ultimo scoops, Okada slips free, but Ultimo LARIATS! Cover, TWO! The fans rally, Ultimo stands first and he brings Okada around. Ultimo puts Okada in a corner to CHOP! Okada sputters, but Ultimo CHOPS again! And CHOPS again! Okada drops to a knee, Ultimo brings him up to scoop, and SLAM! The fans fire up, Okada slowly rises, but Ultimo is on him again. Ultimo CHOPS, and CHOPS, then brings Okada around. Ultimo whips Okada to ropes, then LARIATS him down! Ultimo stalks Okada to a corner, KNEES low, then KNEES low again! The ref counts, Ultimo snapmares Okada down then clamps on a chinlock.

The fans rally, Okada endures and fights around, but Ultimo pushes him down to get a leg. STRETCH MUFFLER! Okada endures, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts in Español, and Ultimo lets go at 4. Ultimo stomps Okada to the corner, lets off again, but Okada powers up to Alabama Lift! REVERSE NECK- NO, Ultimo fights it to an IRON OCTOPUS! Okada hurries to the ROPEBREAK, and Ultimo lets off again. Ultimo whips Okada to a corner, runs in, but Okada pops him up to the Alabama! REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Okada scowls and the fans fire up while Collision goes picture in picture.

Okada goes back to Ultimo, drags him up, and CLUBS him. Okada TOSSES Ultimo out, goes out after him, and UPPERCUTS! Ultimo staggers, Okada UPPERCUTS him again, and Ultimo sits in a corner. Okada stands Ultimo up, to SMACK hm off the chair! Okada drags Ultimo up and puts him back in the ring, then takes his time stepping in. Okada brings Ultimo up, turns him, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Ultimo stays in this and Okada is annoyed. Okada paces, drags Ultimo up and DECKS him! Okada looms over Ultimo as Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Okada has Ultimo in a corner. Okada brings him up but Ultimo body shots! And CHOPS! Okada knees low, whips, and runs in to BACK ELBO! Okada goes corner to corner, but Ultimo follows to clothesline! Ultimo keeps moving, but then Okada follows! Ultimo dodges, and DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! The fans fire up, the ref checks, and both men are still in this. Okada sits up first but Ultimo stands first. Ultimo whips, Okada reverses, but Ultimo pops Okada up to the apron! Ultimo sweeps the legs, fires up, and runs side to side to WRECK Okada with a dropkick!

The fans fire up and Ultimo goes out to the apron. Ultimo storms over to Okada, drags him up, and whips him into railing! Then he CHOPS! The fans fire up as Okada reaches out in pain. Ultimo storms up behind Okada, the ring count climbs, but Ultimo POSTS Okada at 7! Ultimo slides into the ring at 8, Okada flounders in after, and Ultimo eggs Okada on. Ultimo fireman’s carries, Okada slips free! Ultimo ELBOWS Okada, runs, but into the DROPKICK! Okada snarls and he drags Ultimo back up. Okada ripcords, but Ultimo ducks the lariat! Ultimo kicks low, runs in, but Okada avoids the splash! Okada fires forearms then goes up!

Okada pulls at Ultimo’s mask! The fans boo the disrespect, but Ultimo hits a RUNNING POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Okada stays in this but Ultimo rises up. Ultimo drags Okada up, puts him up top backwards, then climbs up behind him. Ultimo goes to the very top!? But Okada CLAWS at Ultimo’s face through the mask! Ultimo drops down, Okada climbs off the corner, and Okada ripcords! Ultimo ducks again, rolls Okada up, TWO!! Okada escapes and the fans fire up! Ultimo swings, but Okada gets around, and UNMASKS HIM! Ultimo does his best to cover up, but Okada ripcords! RAINMAKER!! Cover, Okada wins!

Winner: Kazuchika Okada, by pinfall (denies Ultimo Guerrero a title opportunity)

Despite how he got the win, Okada grins because for him, a win is a win! Will The Rainmaker be unstoppable now that he does what he wants?

 

Backstage interview with Top Flight.

Lexy Nair is with Dante, Darius & Action, and she congratulates Dante for making it into the AEW TNT Championship Ladder Match. Now, they wanted this time so what’s on their mind? Dante says the last time he was in a ladder match, he broke his leg. A broken fibula, a dislocated ankle. It took a lot of hard work for Dante to make it back here. He had to relearn how to walk, how to run, how to jump, and how to be himself again. But now, he’s going back in to that environment. A lot of people are saying that’s crazy. But it’ll take a little bit of crazy to become the NEW TNT Champion, so boys, at Forbidden Door, he’ll get some gold to celebrate with.

Lio Rush walks in and he wants to talk about last week. Action says before that, he does want to congratulate Lio Rush on the win last night. Lio appreciates that. And he asks if Darius is cool. Darius nods so Lio takes that. Lio tells Dante that when it came to last week, Lio is a man of his word. He has Dante’s back. Always has, always will. But come Forbidden Door, Lio is in the match, too, and he wants the TNT Championship for himself. Dante says same for him. So then see you there. Darius says they’ll see who the better man is. Top Flight heads out, but will the Bad Child make sure he’s the Man of the Hour in New York?

 

Six Man Tag: The Patriarchy VS The Iron Savages!

While Christian Cage still wants to be AEW World Champion, he also wants his “sons,” Nick Wayne and Killswitch/Luchasaurus, to succeed, too. So they are going to go after the AEW World Trios Championships as a family, no matter who they have to go through. Killswitchasaurus took out Jacked Jameson, Dirty Bulk Bronson & Beefcake Boulder all by himself, so will it be even easier when Captain Charisma & The Prodigy Son are with him? Or will everyone be sippin’ sauce and livin’ hoss on Saturday night?

Before the match, Jameson has a mic. He tells Christian that he has been a focal point on the biggest shows in wrestling since most of us were little kids. Christian is one of the greatest of all time, and is now better than he’s ever been. However, ever since coming to AEW, Christian’s been acting more like “Low T Loser!” A couple weeks ago, Christian had Killswitch take them out for no reason! Then he’s got that little peeper, Nick Wayne, who looks like Timothée Chalamet but even wimpier! But they ain’t going to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory! They’re going to the milk farm in #TIDDYCITY!!

The fans are a little torn about that idea, but then The Patriarchy makes their entrance. But then Christian leaves?! No, he joins commentary! He’s leaving this all up to his “sons!” The teams sort out in this unofficial handicap match, and Luchasaurus starts against Bronson. The fans are on the dinosaur’s side, but Jameson says time to sip some sauce! Bronson grabs the cup and he CHUGS it! Bronson is all fired up, runs up on Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS him down! Nick wants in, so Luchasaurus tags. Nick swaggers around, toys with Bronson, then taunts Jameson. Nick eggs Bronson on, kicks him around, then KICKS Bronson ont he back!

Nick flexes but Bronson gets up! Bronson is literally twice as big as Nick! Bronson back suplexes, Nick lands out! Nick kicks and runs, but into a back drop! Christian coaches Nick from 30 feet away at the desk but Bronson says it is time for TIDDY! CITY~! Bronson sends Nick right into Boulder’s beefy chest! Nick sputters, Luchasaurus tags in! He CLOBBERS Bronson, BLASTS Boulder & Jameson, then TOSESS Bronson toa  corner! Luchasaurus fires off fast hands, whips corner to corner, then runs up to BOOT Bronson down! Christian says this is the most elite big man in the business. Boulder storms up, he grabs Luchasaurus!

Luchasaurus ELBOWS Boulder, SHOVES him up and out, but Jameson grabs Luchasaurus by the hair! Christian says that’s cheating! Well, he would know… Jameson CLUBS Luchasaurus, goes up, but Luchasaurus garbs him first! To THROW him down onto Boulder! Nick gets in, he gets a boost from Luchasaurus, SUPER PLANCHA onto the Savages! Christian says they are the next Trios Champions and it is not up for debate. Luchasaurus waits on Bronson, Bronson slowly staggers to his feet, and into the choke grip! But Bronson CLUBS at the arm! Bronson breaks free, fires hands over and over, then LARIATS!

Christian is upset but Luchasaurus stays up! Bronson LARIAT, then DISCUS LARIATS! Luchasaurus drops to a knee, Bronson fires back up, “I’M GONNA BUST~!” Bronson runs, but into the choke grip! JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! And then Nick wants back in! Christian says to do it, so Luchasaurus tags. Luchasaurus gets Bronson up, Christian says now his boys need his help. WAYNE’S WORLD! Christian goes to ringside, and Nick gladly tags his “father” in. Christian then has his “sons” get Bronson up, and he says THEY are the next Trios Champions! KILLSWITCH for Bronson! Cover, Patriarchy wins!

Winners: The Patriarchy, by pinfall

Christian tops it off after his “sons” do the heavy lifting, but a win is a win. Will nothing stop The Patriarchy as they look to reign over AEW together?

 

Mercedes Mone visited Arena Mexico.

And she told Stephanie Vaquer this is why she’s the CEO. She flew all the way to Mexico just ot make a point. Mone said hola, and then stared Vaquer down. Mone knows Vaquer is NJPW Strong Women’s Champion for now, but that title is hers come Forbidden Door. But then Vaquer told Mone, “You’re in my house now, b*tch! And we speak Spanish here!” So Mone used the internationally understood SLAP ACROSS THE FACE! The fight was on, and Mone snatched both belts! Will Mone prove she is The CEO of the entire world? Or will she find out why Vaquer is La Primera?

 

Toni Storm & Mariah May w/ Luther VS Lady Frost & Leyla Hirsch!

While Mina Shirakawa is coming for The Leading Lady’s AEW Women’s World Championship and the spotlight, she also wants her Mariah back! Will Storm and Mariah show Mina that their bond is more than just skin deep? Or will they both freeze up facing a LEGIT cool duo?

The teams sort out and Storm starts against Leyla. The fans rally for Storm as she and Leyla circle. They tie up, and Storm powers Leyla back, but Leyla puts Storm in the corner. They go around again, on the mat, then back to their feet. Storm wrenches but Leyla gets around to trip Storm. Leyla pushes Storm to a cover, ONE as Storm bridges. Leyla pushes her down, ONE! Leyla tries again, ONE! Leyla hops on but Storm stays bridged up! They stand, Storm wrenches to a facelock, then tags Mariah. The fans cheer as Storm whips Leyla to ropes, then BOOTS her down! Mariah SHOTGUNS Leyla down, but Leyla scrambles away.

Frost tags in, Mariah and Storm are too busy celebrating together. Frost gets around Mariah, goes to ropes, but Mariah bucks the O’Conner. Frost rolls through, comes back, tilt-o-whirl and sunset flip! TWO, but Mariah SLAPS Frost! Mariah puts some stank on the CHOP! Mariah then scoops for a SPIN OUT SIDEWALK SLAM! The fans fire up and Mariah even BLASTS Leyla for good measure! Storm runs in to HIP ATTACK Frost! Storm and Mariah pose together, and Storm cues us to picture in picture.

Storm and Mariah talk but Leyla drags Mariah back in! Frost drags Storm out, the two are separated and Frost fires off on Storm! Leyla throws Mariah down, covers, TWO! Frost CHOPS Storm against barriers! Leyla drags Mariah up to snap suplex! Leyla soaks up the heat, drags Mariah up, then tags in Frost. Leyla snap suplexes again, and Frost STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Frost stays on Mariah and brings her back over, tag to Leyla. They mug Mariah, stomp her down, then Leyla digs her boots in. The ref counts, Leyla lets off, and then she drags Mariah up. Luther rallies the fans while Mariah endures the REAR BEARHUG!

Mariah reaches out while Leyla leans on her. Mariah fights up, reaches for Storm, but Leyla brings her away. Mariah fights with elbows, then runs, but Leyla reels her in! Mariah switches, Leyla switches, but Mariah wrenches to a SAIDO! Mariah and Leyla crawl, hot tag to Storm! Storm rallies on Leyla, BLASTS Frost, and Collision returns to single picture! Storm dodges Leyla, blocks the boots, and DRAPING BACKSTABBERS! The fans fire up and Storm stands Leyla up, for a FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Not quite perfect but Storm stands Leyla up again. Storm reels Leyla in, but Leyla back drops!

Storm sunset flips, but Leyla drops into the ARMBAR!! Storm flails, reaches out, and the fans rally up again! Mariah jumps in to RUNNING KNEE Leyla down! Storm is free, Frost runs up, but into a HEADBUTT! Mariah hurries back and reaches out! Hot tag to Mariah! She drags Leyla to a corner, Frost is in the other. Mariah and Storm say kiss THESE! But then Frost & Leyla dodge! GAMANGIRI for Mariah! Now Mariah and Storm are in corners! Frost hits the CANNONBALL! Leyla adds a SWINGING DROPKICK! Leyla drags Mariah to the drop zone and Frost goes up! Leyla goes after Storm but Storm HEADBUTTS!

Storm shields Mariah from the FROSTBITE!! Frost drags Leyla to cover Mariah, STORM BREAKS IT! The fans fire up, Frost fires off on Storm! Frost bumps Storm off buckles, Leyla gets Mariah up. Leyla ROCKS Mariah, coordinates with Frost, and they whip Storm and Mariah into each other! The two HUG! Then they dodge Leyla & Frost, to DOUBLE GERMAN SUPLEX! The fans fire up as now they DOUBLE HIP ATTACK! Storm gets Leyla for STORM ZERO! Mariah covers, she and Storm win!

Winners: Toni Storm & Mariah May, by pinfall

The mentor and protege embrace as they come out victorious! But with Mina Shirakawa trying to wedge herself between them, will this story have a tragic ending?

 

Serena Deeb speaks.

“Leading up to Double or Nothing, I was 6-0. Physically, I was unbeatable. Mentally, I was untouchable, unbreakable. And subsequently, I’ve had three of the toughest losses of my career, to some of the best women in this company. And I know how this goes. Sometimes you’re on the up, sometimes you’re on the down. But when you’re on the down, you gotta stop it in its tracks and you gotta lift yourself back up. If there’s anything that my wrestling career has shown, it’s perseverance, it’s redemption, it’s grit. So next week, I will be in Buffalo at Collision, and I am begging anybody to step into my ring, to step into Deeb’s Dojo!

“Because, baby, I’m on the up. And from here, I’m gonna remind everybody, and I’m gonna remind myself, just who the hell I am: The Professor of Professional Wrestling.” Who will accept Deeb’s “pop quiz” next week on Collision?

 

Malakai Black & Brody King VS Leon & Max St. Giovanni!

The Bang Bang Gang mocked the misfortune of this malevolent faction, and they are looking to take their anger out on whatever poor souls AEW have found for them. Will LSG & MSG soon RIP at the feet of The Kings of the Black Throne?

The teams sort out, MSG starts against Malakai. They circle, MSG is wary of Brody, but he ties up with Malakai. MSG wrenches, wristlocks, but Malakai rolls, wrenches and cording holds. MSG slips around to wrench back, but Malakai spins to wrench then headlock. MSG powers out but Malakai runs him over! Malakai stands MSG up but MSG ROCKS him with a forearm! MSG winds up, but Malakai blocks the kick to ELBOW him away! Malakai runs up, but into an ELBOW! LSG tags in, but runs into an arm-drag! Malakai clamps onto LSG’s arm, wrenches it, and tags in Brody. The fans bark as Brody CLOBBERS MSG!

LSG arm-drags free of Malakai, then runs up, but Malakai drops down so Brody can CHOP LSG off his feet! LSG sputters, the fans bark for Brody, but MSG is back! Malakai blocks MSG’s superkick to KICK the other leg. Brody and Malakai FOREARM KNEE SMASH COMBO! LSG runs up, but into a POP-UP KNEE COMBO! Then DANTE’S INFERNO!! Cover, The House wins!

Winners: Malakai Black & Brody King, by pinfall

The brothers St. Giovanni could not withstand the wrath of the Dark Father and the King of Death, who still have fury burning in their eyes. But as they head up the ramp, Ian Riccaboni is there to interview them. He congratulates them on the win tonight, but he must ask: How does it feel after what happened to Buddy last week? Malakai chuckles, and says what a “human” question. Brody tells Ian that revenge is never a straight line. They feel nothing. Does that mean Buddy doesn’t matter? Or are Malakai & Brody just waiting until the right time to strike?

 

Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Matthew Menard!

The Alchemist of Lucha Libre warned MJF that at Forbidden Door, he’s going to break off one of MJF’s arms! Will Hechicero use Menard as an example of that? Or will Hechicero have a hard time handling some Daddy Magic?

The bell rings and Menard dodges Hechi to fire off fast hands! Menard whips Hechi to then CLOBBER him! The fans fire up with Menard as he keeps on Hechi, with a LARIAT! “What you got!?” The fans cheer, Menard whips, but Hechi gets under the leap frog to DUMP Menard down! Hechi ELBOW DROPS, then basement DROPKICKS! Menard bails out, shakes out the stars, then slides back in. But Hechi stomps away on Menard, then CHOKES him on ropes! The ref counts, Hechi BITES Menard before letting off. Menard gets up but Hechi CHOPS him! Hechi runs to JUMP KNEE! The fans are torn, but Hechi gets Menard up, for a back drop!

Hechi traps an arm, grabs the other, and DARK SACRIFICE! Menard writhes, staggers around, and Hechi slithers around to make sure MJF knows he is numero uno! Hechi runs up, but Menard dodges! Hechi hits buckles, and Menard fires off shots! Menard whips corner to corner, then runs up to clothesline! Menard climbs, and he rains down fists! The fans fire up and count all the way to TEN! Menard is all fired up, then he hits a CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Hechi stays in this but Menard scowls. Menard runs, but into a CROSSBODY from Hechi! SLEEPER on the ropes! The ref counts, Hechi RAMS Menard down!

Hchi then slingshots to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Hechi waits on Menard, runs and tilt-o-whirls, HEADSCISSOR LEG DROP! Then Hechi rains down shots on Menard’s back, before reeling him into the CRUCIFIX ARMBAR! Menard taps, Hechi wins!

Winner: Hechicero, by submission

The Gates of Agony storm in to celebrate with Hechi, will the Alchemist of Lucha turn the Wolf of Wrestling into a lap dog? Or will MJF prove that he’s better than even Hechicero, and he knows it?

 

Jeff Jarrett speaks.

“When I was asked officially about being in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament, all the emotion came back. It’s hard for me to imagine it’s been 25 years, but there are so many things that I remember like it was yesterday. In the late 90s, we would become Tag Team Champions, and I kinda look back on those days as the favorite days of my career. His passing in 1999, May 23rd, on the Monday the following day, I made a promise to myself that I would be able to look Oje & Athena in their eyes, and it really meant something. They were little kids when it happened, but to let them know what a great man their father is. I never, ever met anybody like him.”

Jarrett looks back, and he’s since become a 12-time world champion, a two-time Hall of Famer. The Owen Cup means more to him than anything he’s ever done. Toby Keith passed away earlier this year, another good buddy. And as the song says, he ain’t as good as he once was, but he’s as good once as he ever was. To get the opportunity to win three matches, then stand in the ring in Owen’s hometown of Calgary, Jarrett is absolutely gonna do it. The Last Outlaw must still wait and see what “wild card” is dealt, but will he make it through no matter what?

 

AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS Brian Cage!

The Aerial Assassin wants to be the #TwoBeltBruv by taking Swerve’s AEW World Championship, but he also has to defend the belt he has. And while The Machine doesn’t work for The Mogul anymore, he might end up helping him out with this match. Will Ospreay stay golden on the Road to The Forbidden Door? Or will Cage make sure Ospreay’s limping into Long Island?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and it’s time to see #WhoBetta!

The bell rings and Cage CLOBBERS Ospreay! Cage fires off in the corner, the fans boo and the ref counts. But then Ospreay turns things around to fire back! Ospreay goes up to rain down fists, but Cage SHOVES him away at 4! Ospreay lands out on his feet, only for Cage to run him over! The fans boo but Cage drags Ospreay up to ROCK him! Ospreay staggers, Cage CHOPS him, but the fans rally for the “BRUV! BRUV! BRUV!” Cage whips, Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges and RAN- NO, Cage stops that and TOSSES Ospreay! Then he scoops to do bicep curls, before the FALL AWAY SLAM! Cage flexes but fans boo.

Ospreay grits his teeth as he stands up, and Cage runs in. Ospreay DUMPS Cage out, ROCKS him, then ROCKS him again. Cage shoves Ospreay but Ospreay comes back to BOOT! Cage falls to the floor, the fans fire up with Ospreay, and he PLANCHAS! Down goes Cage and the fans fire up again! Ospreay paces, brings Cage up and into the ring, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Ospreay aims from the apron, springboards, but Cage catches him! Cage stalling suplexes Ospreay, walks around with him, but Ospreay flails. Cage still keeps Ospreay up, to JACKHAMMER! Cover, TWO! Cage is annoyed but he brings Ospreay back up. Cage brings Ospreay around, bumps him off buckles, then CHOPS! Cage ROCKS Ospreay, soaks up the heat, then smirks as he drags Ospreay back up. Ospreay fires forearms in return! Cage SOBATS, scoops, and SLAMS, to then drop a leg, brother! Cover, TWO! Ospreay stays in this but Cage stays on him. Cage drags Ospreay up, to HEADBUTT him!

Ospreay staggers, Cage bumps him off buckles, but Ospreay kicks low! Ospreay ROCKS Cage, CHOPS him, then CHOPS him again! Ospreay whips corner to corner, but Cage reverses hard! Ospreay falls back, Cage dusts himself off, and then Cage asks, “Who betta?!” Cage looms over Ospreay, gives him clubbing crossface forearms from both sides, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Cage has Ospreay in a BEARHUG! Ospreay endures, the fans rally, and Ospreay throws elbows! Ospreay BELL CLAPS and Cage lets him go! Cage still knees low, CLUBS Ospreay, then shouts, “Who betta than Cage, huh?!” Cage runs but into the TIGER WALL KICK and ENZIGIRI! Cage staggers to a corner and the fans fire back up! Daniel Garcia is watching, as he still wants a shot at the International Championship. Ospreay runs corner to corner to BOOT Cage! Ospreay pushes Cage out, goes to the apron and springboards in, PIP PIP CHEERIO! Cover, TWO! Ospreay is annoyed but he just brings Cage up.

Ospreay reels Cage in but Cage resists the lift. The fans rally as Ospreay fires Kawada Kicks! And then winds up to CHOP! Ospreay reels Cage in again, but Cage back drops free! Cage goes corner to corner to UPPERCUT, GAMANGIRI, then GERMAN SUPLEX! Ospreay has a rough landing and the ref checks him, but he seems okay to continue. Cage goes to the corner, and he deadlift SUPERLEXES! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay toughs it out and Cage grows frustrated. The fans rally for Ospreay but Cage reels him in. Cage puts one out, lifts Ospreay up, but Ospreay RANAS Cage into the buckles!

Ospreay hurries up top now, and he BLINDSIDE CHEERIOS! The fans fire up and Ospreay prepares his elbow pad. Cage stirs, Ospreay goes to a corner and the fans are thunderous! HIDDEN- NO, Cage fireman’s carries first! But Ospreay fights around, sunset flips, but Cage stays up to YANK Ospreay up! But Ospreay gets around, full nelsons, only for Cage to ELBOW free. Ospreay HOOK KICKS back! Ospreay springboards, OSC- DROPKICK from Cage!! The fans boo, but Cage aims and spins, but Ospreay slips through the lariat! And he gets Cage up, SITOUT BOMB! Both men are down and the fans are thunderous!

Ospreay and Cage stir, a standing count begins, and the fans rally up. Both men are down at 5 of 10 but Ospreay sits up first. Cage follows, and Ospreay stands at 7. Ospreay brings Cage around to fire a forearm! And then another forearm! And then another! Cage ROCKS Ospreay back! Cage stalks Ospreay, hauls him up to a fireman’s carry, and F5!! Cover, TWO!! Cage is losing his cool and he argues with the ref but the count was still two! Cage seethes, and Collision goes picture in picture again.

Ospreay stirs while Cage paces around him. Cage slashes his throat, brings Ospreay back up, and he SLAPS Ospreay! Ospreay wobbles, Cage SLAPS him again! Ospreay ROCKS Cage, ROCKS him again, and again! Cage ROCKS Ospreay right back! Ospreay staggers around, finds his way back, and he fires more forearms on Cage! So Cage DECKS Ospreay! Cage eggs Ospreay on, and Ospreay rises to fire another flurry! Cage ROCKS Ospreay again, and Ospreay leans against Cage. Cage pushes Ospreay down, talks trash, then stands on Ospreay’s back! Cage flexes, soaks up the heat, but Ospreay pushes up off the mat!

Cage STOMPS Ospreay down! Cage runs, but Ospreay avoids the elbow drop! Cage staggers back over, brings Ospreay up, but Ospreay fires forearms! Cage ROCKS Ospreay but Ospreay just fires up! Ospreay fires another flurry, Cage ROCKS him again, but Ospreay ROARS! Ospreay fires shot after shot but Cage ROCKS him one more time! Ospreay goes to a corner, Cage brings him around and reels him in. Suplex, but Ospreay slips free! Ospreay waistlocks, Cage switches, but Ospreay ELBOWS free. Cage ROCKS Ospreay again, but Ospreay headbutts buckles to fire himself up! The fans are thunderous as Collision returns to single picture!

Ospreay eggs Cage on, then blocks a shot to fire KAWADA KICKS! Cage JUMP KNEES! DISCUS- SUPERKICK! Cage stills wings, Ospreay swats the lariat to HOOK KICK! Cage still LARIATS through!! Cage gets Ospreay up, lifts, POWERBOMB! Deadlift, SPINNING SITOUT BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and the fans are thunderous again! Cage seethes and pounds the mat in frustration but the fans are behind Ospreay. Cage drags Ospreay up, fireman’s carries again, but Ospreay fires elbows! Ospreay pops up to spin and RAN- NO! Cage blocks that again! Cage brings Ospreay up, but Ospreay slips into a DDT!

Cage staggers, Ospreay whips, but Cage reverses! Ospreay handsprings, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Ospreay springs right up to HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Cage survives and shocks Ospreay! Ospreay just fires himself back up and the fans rally as hard as they can! Ospreay gets Cage up, reels him in, and underhooks those big meaty arms! But Cage fights with those arms to RAM Ospreay into a corner! Cage goes corner to corner, but Ospraey BOOTS him! Ospreay goes up but Cage GAMANGIRIS! Right in the mouth! Cage goes up, but Ospreay slips under and tucks Cage in! CHEEKY NANDOS!

Cage wobbles, Ospreay puts him back up! Ospreay goes up TO SUPER- NO, Cage slips free! So Ospreay GAMANGIRIS back! Ospreay goes up but Cage scoop him! SUPER SPINNING POWERSLAM!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Now Ospreay shocks Cage! The fans are electric for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Ospreay rises, Cage runs in, and he CLOTHESLINES Ospreay in that corner! Ospreay’s momentum puts him up top! Cage goes up after Ospreay, fireman’s carries, but Ospreay pops up to SUPER STEINER!! The fans are electric again, for the OS- NO!! Cage stuffs that to ripcord and HAYMAKER!

Cage vows to end this! Suplex, STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! And POISON-RANA!! Ospreay gets moving, OSCUTTER!!! Cover, TWO!??!? Ospreay throws his elbow pad away, he means business this time! HIDDEN BLADE!!!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall (still AEW International Champion)

The Machine proved he can get his stuff in, and that he can take one of the best to the limit, but that is where Cage hits his limit! Ospreay is rolling into Dynamite next week, where he will have no choice but to team with The Realest to take on some common enemies. Will Will Ospreay & Swerve Strickland make it through The Gates of Agony? Or will neither of them make it to The Forbidden Door?


My Thoughts:

A great Collision, though stocked full of more action than I expected. Thankfully, it was less talky than usual, and what promos we got were fairly efficient. Well, I feel like there was a touch of redundancy to Lio interacting with Top Flight when we got that moment on Rampage. I guess AEW is worried not enough people are watching Rampage. Deeb sending out an Open Challenge for the Collision go-home next week was good, I’m sure we’ll get a great match of her and a visiting CMLL or Stardom talent. And after Jarrett’s very moving promo, I actually want to see him make it to the finals. I don’t see him winning the whole thing with Pac AND Bryan Danielson on the other side of the bracket, but for the sake of honoring Owen Hart’s memory, Jarrett at least has to get past the wild card.

Storm & Mariah VS Leyla & Frost was a good tune-up match for the Six Woman Tag set for Dynamite, but as such, The Outcasts likely win. As I said on Wednesday, if Mariah is going to beat Saraya in the Women’s Owen Hart Cup, she’ll have to lose out on Dynamite because that’s how the math works. Hechicero of course beat Daddy Magic, but that’s because MJF is going to win at Forbidden Door. And then of course The House of Black beat the St. Giovanni brothers. Their dismissive nature towards the interview was an interesting one, but I would think they will get their revenge on The Patriarchy soon enough.

Good promo from The Bang Bang Gang that helped feed into the various stories. The Patriarchy of course beat The Iron Savages, but Christian avoided doing work in an even more obnoxious way than I expected. I still think Pac should work with Malakai & Brody in an attempt to get revenge on The Bang Bang Gang together, but I guess that depends on if Pac goes to the Owen Hart Cup finals or not. Oddly, I’d love if The Bang Bang Gang did face The Patriarchy for some rare Heels VS Heels shenanigans. Christian will try to cheat at the same time Bang Bang Gang tries to cheat so it comes down to who can cheat better.

Though going by the other tag matches, the Joe-Hook-Shibata trio is a great team, and they naturally made quick work of The Premier Athletes. Then they logically went after Jericho’s group after that great match with Private Party. Jericho likely will still owe Hook an FTW Championship match, but it’d also be great if Joe-Hook-Shibata got their shot at the trios titles. We’d get some awesome promos between them and the Bang Bang Gang, as well as some fresh showdowns. And really good match of Okada and Ultimo Guerrero. It was a little sluggish, but I suppose between Ultimo and Okada needing to get a rhythm, and Ultimo being 52, it was still very solid stuff. But Okada winning was fine, it leaves him available for a different match-up for Forbidden Door weekend.

And just an awesome International Championship match for the main event. I did not think Cage was going to get as much offense in as he did, but I appreciate that they let him. Cage needs to be seen as a threat on some level so pushing Ospreay like this was a good way to do it. But of course Ospreay wins, because they’re continuing to tease Garcia VS Ospreay.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (6/21/24)

Willow Nightingale is on a Rampage!

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Will the Babe with the Power pass the test?

In pursuit of going back to back in the Women’s Owen Hart Cup, Willow Nightingale goes on a Rampage against The Professor of Pro-Wrestling, Serena Deeb!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Private Party VS Komander & Metalik w/ Alex Abrahantes; Private Party wins.
  • Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Turbo Floyd; Fenix wins.
  • AEW TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Lio Rush VS Action Andretti; Lio wins and advances to Forbidden Door.
  • Shingo Takagi VS AR Fox; Takagi wins.
  • 2024 Women’s Owen Hart Cup Quarterfinal: Willow Nightingale VS Serena Deeb; Willow wins and advances.

PLAY BY PLAY

Private Party VS Komander & Metalik w/ Alex Abrahantes!

Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy know The Learning Tree, Chris Jericho, will be watching this match, given what’s already on tap for Collision tomorrow night. But will Quen & Zay be more than ready to enter the “Jericho Vortex?” Or will the Commander of the Skies and the King of the Ropes make the fiesta take a siesta?

The teams sort out, Brother Zay starts against the AAA World Cruiserweight Champion, and Fairfax is all fired up for Private Party. Komander and Kassidy circle, tie up, and Kassidy headlocks. The fans rally, Komander powers up and out, drops down, then hurdles. Zay leaps over, comes back, but Komander sidesteps. Zay turns hip toss into arm-drag and the fans fire up! Zay runs up, but Komander BOOTS him! Komander goes up and leaps to RANA! Zay stagger sup, Komander runs and tilt-o-whirl arm-drags! Then DROPKICKS! The fans fire up with Komander and he drags Zay over. Tag to Metalik and they double whip.

Metalik & Komander double HIP TOSS, then they double BASEMENT DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Metalik clamps onto Zay but Zay fights up. Zay throws body shots, powers out and headlocks in return. Metalik throws body shots, powers up and out, but Quen tags in as Zay goes up and over! Zay runs up, Metalik throws him up and out but Quen is there for some SILLY STRING! The fans fire up, Quen hurries to cover, TWO! Metalik toughs it out but Quen stomps him around. Quen drags Metalik up to whip him to ropes, then he DROPKICKS Metalik down! The fans fire up, Quen drags Metalik up, and he scoops to SLAM!

Quen does a cocky cover a la Jericho, TWO! Quen says that’s for The Learning Tree. Quen drags Metalik up, fires forearms, then tags Zay. The fans rally, Private Party double whips but Metalik handsprings to DOUBLE BACK ELBOW! All three men are down and the fans rally again. Metalik crawls, hot tag to Komander! Komander springboards in to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! The fans fire up as Komander knuckle locks Zay, kicks Quen, then knuckle locks Quen, too. Komander goes to the ropes, goes up and up and ARABIAN PRESS DOUBLE ARM-DRAGS! The fans fire up as Private Party staggers up!

Komander runs up, tilt-o-whirls on Zay so he can RANA Quen! Zay hurries up, Komander blocks a shot to give knees. Komander CHOPS, runs, tiger feints and somersaults, to then swing and RANA Zay! The fans fire up and Komander goes to the apron. Metalik runs up, Komander holds the ropes down so Metalik can FLY! Direct hit on Private Party but now Komander loads up! A salute and a TOP ROPE SKY TWISTER!! Direct hit and everyone is down! The fans fire up again and Komander realizes he took out Metalik, too. Komander high-fives with the fans, then he gets Zay up and in. Komander hurries in to cover, TWO!

The fans rally up for both sides and Komander watches Zay stir, but Rampage goes picture in picture.

Komander CLUBS Zay, then brings him up to whip to a corner. Komander runs in to UPPERCUT and Zay falls over. Zay crawls but Komander CLUBS him down. Komander gator rolls Zay from his corner to tag in Metalik. Metalik CLUBS Zay, CHOPS him, but Zay CHOPS back! Metalik CHOPS Zay down, then stomps away! The ref counts, Metalik lets off, and then he digs his boots in on Zay’s neck. The ref reprimands and counts, Metalik lets off again, only to stomp Zay some more. Metalik drags Zay up, wrenches an arm and wristlocks, then tags Komander. Komander springboards to AX HANDLE the arm!

Rampage returns to single picture as the fans rally for Private Party. The luchadores keep Zay isolated, then Metalik whips him to his corner! Zay stops to go after Metalik!? And he TOSSES Metalik out! Komander tags in, but Zay hits a SPINEBUSTER! Zay and Komander are down and now Zay has to crawl to his corner! The fans rally, but Metalik gets in to get Zay’s legs. Zay rolls to throw Metalik away, then he dodges to hot tag! Quen rallies on Metalik with forearms and elbows, then ducks to PELE! Koander returns but gets a BOOT! Quen puts Metalik up top, ROCKS him with haymakers, but Komander runs up.

Quen ELBOWS Komander, goes up and QUEBRADAS! Then Quen goes back up after Metalik, to SUPERPLEX! Quen shakes it off and goes up the corner. 450 SPLASH!! Cover, Komander breaks it! Komander whips but Quen reverses and TOSSES Komander out hard! But Metalik SUPERKICKS! And SLING-DOGS! Then Metalik goes up and around the ropes to MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, Zay breaks it! Zay helps Quen to their corner and tags in. The fans rally up as Zay gets Metalik up. Metalik fires forearms but Zay fires back! The fans rally, Zay gets the edge and just hammers away! Metalik drops to his knees but Zay CLUBS away!

Zay runs, but Metalik ducks ‘n’ dodges, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! The fans fire up as both men crawl for their corners. Wait, Komander and Quen each climb up! They both SHOOTING STAR, but Metalik and Zay both move! Komander and Quen manage to land out, then Komander takes a swing! Quen ducks, and he shoves Komander into Zay’s BOOT! Quen hops up to POISON-RANA! Komander staggers out of the ring, Zay runs corner to corner at Metalik! Metalik BOOTS Zay, but Quen lets Zay roll off his back! Metalik goes up, Quen jumps up to get him! GIN & JUICE!! Cover, Private Party wins!!

Winners: Private Party, by pinfall

Fairfax cheers as Quen & Zay now have the momentum! But wait, here comes The Learning Tree to steal the spotlight. Jericho waves to the crowd while Big Bill applauds. But wait! Zay & Quen run up to fight! But that’s 3v2 because Bryan Keith is also there! Quen gets beat down but Zay holds his own, and then security runs out here! Somehow, the two sides are pulled apart, but they’re headed for a Collision! Will Private Party teach The Learning Tree not to look down on them?

 

AEW takes a closer look at Ultimo Guerrero.

Excalibur narrates that as “one of the fiercest luchadores Mexico’s ever produced, Ultimo Guerrero is among the most highly decorated athletes to compete in CMLL’s 90 year history.” A SIX-TIME CMLL World Tag Team Champion, a FIVE-TIME CMLL World Trios Champion, and a TWO-TIME CMLL World Heavyweight Champion, Ultimo Guerrero now has his eyes set on Kazuchika Okada and the AEW Continental Championship. Ultimo was Okada’s mentor while on excursion in Mexico, and has watched The Rainmaker’s rise ever since. Will Okada withstand the challenge of his former mentor? Or will Ultimo have a golden ticket in time for the Forbidden Door?

 

Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Turbo Floyd w/ Truth Magnum!

The Immortal Firebird will be in the Men’s Owen Hart Tournament this year, preparing to battle The Switchblade, Jay White next Wednesday. However, he does need to stay hot, so will he be all warmed up after tonight? Or will this Outrunner look to be more than just a tune-up?

The bell rings and the fans rally up behind Fenix. Fenix and Turbo circle, tie up, and then Turbo shoves Fenix. Fenix runs up, they RAM shoulders, but Turbo flexes as he stays standing. So Fenix CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS again! Fenix BODY BLOWS, fires up, then runs, only for Turbo to run him over! Turbo runs to drop the BIG elbow! Cover, ONE!! Fenix is tougher than that but Turbo keeps cool. Turbo ROCKS Fenix, runs up, but into a BOOT! Fenix then dodges Turbo, brings him around and goes up, up and CROSSBODIES! Fairfax fires up with Fenix and he goes back up, to tightrope PENALTY KICK! Fenix goes to the corner, FROG SPLASH! Cover, Fenix wins!

Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall

Well, that was certainly fast! Maybe Fenix should be called “Turbo.” Penta & Abrahantes celebrate with Fenix, will there be #CeroMiedo in the Owen Hart Cup? Or will Jay White force even Fenix to Breathe With The Switchblade?

 

AEW TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Lio Rush VS Action Andretti!

Turns out that The Bad Child and the Sight to See have known each other a long time, but friendship only goes so far when there’s gold on the line. Will Lio make sure he’s the Man of the Hour tonight? Or will Andretti get in on the action in Long Island?

The bell rings and the fans rally up as the two circle. The fans are on Lio’s side but Action doesn’t sweat it. They shake hands to show there is sportsmanship, then things speed up! Action drops down but Lio gator rolls that, only for Action to slip around to a waistlock. Lio slips under to waistlock then spin, but Action reverses the whip. Lio reverses, Action reverses, repeat, but Lio springboards to RANA, only for Action to handspring through! The fans fire up for this exchange, and Lio says alright. They talk a little smack, then things speed up again. Action follows Lio, even as he turns the corner on a dime!

Lio ducks the lariat, baits Action in then throws him out! Lio builds speed but Action moves aside. Lio stops himself, bails  out, but Action sees him, too! They meet at the steps, backflip away, and then both slide in! The fans cheer again, and the two reset. They go again, hook arms, use that to redirect, then they redirect again, to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Lio and Action are definitely likeminded as they go to ropes, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Action and Lio rise up, storm over, and Action facelocks to suplex. Lio slips out to shove, then he ELBOWS Action down! Lio hurries to cover, ONE!! Lio keeps Action down with a chinlock but Action endures the grind. Action fights up, but Lio shifts around to become a backpack! Action still stands up, but Lio sends him into a corner! Lio clotheslines, then short arm LARIATS! The fans rally while Action checks his jaw. Lio gets him right up to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Action pushes Lio away, so Lio KICKS him down! Lio eggs Action on, gets him up, and shoves him to a corner to stomp low. Lio fires hands, then lets off as the ref counts.

Lio brings Action up, whips him corner to corner, then runs in, but into a BOOT! Action runs up, Lio slips around then snapmares to UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! Action is still in this but Lio stays on him with another chinlock. Lio body scissors Action to keep him down, but Action endures as Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns and Lio brings Action up. Action fires body shots, then forearms. Action whips, Lio reverses then runs up, but into a BOOT! Lio comes back, Action dodges him, then DECKS him! Action DECKS Lio again, wrenches and ROCKS him! Action fireman’s carries, but Lio grabs the ropes! Action puts Lio on the apron but Lio ROCKS Action back! Action BOOTS Lio to the floor! Lio stands up, Action slingshots to ARABIAN PRESS! Down goes Lio again and Action hurries to put him in the ring! Action springboards to 450 but he has to roll through as Lio moves! Lio kicks the legs out, Action ducks the heel kick to return the favor!

Action CHOPS, BUZZSAWS, then deadlifts Lio into a FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Lio survives and Action grows frustrated. Action stalks Lio but the fans rally up behind the Bad Child. Action torture racks Lio, pops him up, but Lio arm-drags free! Lio then bobs ‘n’ weaves, fires off fast hands and ROCKS Action! Lio runs, but Action is up, SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!! Lio survives and Action grows frustrated again. The fans rally, Action considers his options. Action puts Lio in the drop zone, goes up and up and SPLIT- NO, Lio dodges the moonsault, roll up and SPIN KICK! The fans fire up and Lio says it’s time!

Lio runs to springboard, RUSH HOUR! Action falls back, Lio hurries up top! FINAL HOUR!! Cover, Lio wins!

Winner: Lio Rush, by pinfall (advances to Forbidden Door)

And with that, Lio is headed for Long Island! Will Lio make sure it’s his time in that TNT Championship Ladder Match? Top Flight heads out here to check on Action, but then they stonewall Lio. Lio pushes past them to help his old pal to his feet. The fans cheer the sportsmanship, and Lio offers a handshake. Action looks to his teammates, but he still shakes Lio’s hand. Lio offers, he gets more a low-five out of Darius, but a full handshake from Dante. Dante and Lio will both be in that ladder match, will friendship again be out the window when only one man can be the Face of TNT?

 

Shingo Takagi VS AR Fox!

Speaking of the Forbidden Door, NJPW’s Rampaging Dragon is going to show up in Long Island for a fight with the American Dragon, Bryan Danielson! Not only that, but that match will be part of the Men’s Owen Hart Cup tournament! Will Takagi prove it’s his time, no matter where he wrestles? Or will he have a hard time with the Whole Fox’n Show?

Wait! Fox attacks before the bell! He won’t be a “tune-up” like Turbo was with Fenix! Fox CLUBS away but Takagi KNEES, HEADBUTTS and CHOPS! Takagi runs, but into a CALF KICK! The fans fire up with Fox as Takagi bails out, but then Takagi steps back. Fox stops his plancha to land on the apron, but Takagi goes for a leg. Fox mule kicks free, then uses the corner to QUEBRADA! Direct hit and the fans fire up with Fox! Fox drags Takagi up, puts him in, and then climbs up a corner, to SWANTON BOMB! And long range at that! Cover, TWO! Takagi is tougher than that but Fox has the fans rallying up.

Fox brings Takagi up, CLUBS him, then kicks him. Takagi eggs Fox on so Fox runs, into the ELBOW! JAB! YUKON LARIAT! The fans fire up for that display of power! Takagi drags Fox up, reels him in, but Fox fights the suplex, so Takagi hits a TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! The fans duel, but Takagi sits Fox up for some HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Takagi runs to SLIDING- NO, Fox dodges the lariat to kip up, SUPERKICK, and BUZZSAW! But Takagi ducks the second superkick, only to get a BASEMENT CUTTER! Fox hurries up and up and 450 SPLASHES! Cover, TWO!! Takagi survives the speed blitz and that shocks Fox!

The fans rally up but Fox brings Takagi up. Fox fires forearms, hoists Takagi up top, then gest space. Fox runs back in, goes up, but Takagi holds onto the top ropes to stifle the Arabian Press Fly! Fox flounders back up, the fans fire up, and Takagi pumps up! PUMPING BOMBER! Takagi drags Fox back up, pump handles and torture racks, but Fox sunset flips it! TWO!! Takagi escapes, Fox goes Matrix to avoid the Pumping Bomber, but Takagi ducks the Pele! Takagi shoves, to POP-UP DEATH VALLEY! The fans fire up as Takagi gets moving, PUMPING BOMBER!! Takagi shouts “OI! OI! OI!” and Fairfax joins in!

Takagi drags Fox up, pump handles, torture racks, and LAST OF THE DRAGONS!! Cover, Takagi wins!

Winner: Shingo Takagi, by pinfall

Fox put up a fight but Takagi is a former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion for a reason. But wait, here comes Bryan Danielson! Fairfax chants “YES! YES! YES!” as Bryan applauds for Takagi. Dragon meets dragon, and we only have 9 days until these two have it out. Bryan offers a handshake, the fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” so Takagi nods and SLAPS the hand away. The fans boo but Takagi pushes past Bryan to take his leave. Takagi says it’s still his time, but will he have to prove it in Long Island? Or will Bryan kick Takagi right back out the Forbidden Door as he moves forward in the Owen Hart Cup?

 

2024 Women’s Owen Hart Cup Quarterfinal: Willow Nightingale VS Serena Deeb!

The Babe with the Power won the entire tournament last year, and even won titles between then and now, but she’s also lost between then and now. However, there’s motivation beyond repeating as the Queen of Harts here, because former friend Kris Statlander is waiting in the semifinals for the winner of this match. Will Willow pass the Professor of Pro-Wrestling’s test to take on The Galaxy’s Greatest Traitor? Or will there be no mercy in Deeb’s Dojo?

The bell rings, Willow offers a handshake, and Deeb accepts. The fans cheer the sportsmanship, then they rally up for “DEEB! DEEB! DEEB!” as the hometown hero. Deeb nods, but Willow brushes that off. The two tie up, Willow wrenches an arm, then wristlocks. Deeb rolls forward, rolls back, reaches over and wrenches to wristlock Willow. The fans duel now as the Willow fans fire up. Willow feels her way through the wristlock to then get around and waistlock. Willow SLAMS Deeb down, holds on, but Deeb moves around. Deeb pops the hold open to hammerlock then headlock, then spin and hammerlock again.

Deeb hits another headlock, another spin, and another headlock. Deeb keeps the pattern going to disorient Willow, but Willow powers out. They RAM shoulders, and Willow says, “Ooh~, okay.” Deeb runs, RAMS Willow, but Willow still doesn’t budge. Deeb runs again but Willow follows to then run Deeb over! The fans are torn but Willow scoops and SLAMS! Willow runs then SPLASHES! Cover, TWO! Willow keeps cool and she brings Deeb up to suplex. Willow holds Deeb up, then SLAMS her down! The fans fire up more and Willow goes up a corner. Deeb stands, but she avoids the missile dropkick!

Deeb grabs a leg, turns Willow over, HALF CRAB! But Willow gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Deeb lets go, and Willow goes to the apron. Deeb storms up but Willow ROCKS her first! Willow steps in but Deeb gets the leg! DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Deeb runs to BLAST Willow down! Deeb then hurries out to get Willow up, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT to the floor! The fans fire up for Deeb while Rampage goes picture in picture.

Deeb drags Willow up, puts her in the ring, then drags Willow up for another TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Willow stays in this but Deeb drags her back up. Deeb ripcords to ELBOW, then wrenches the arm to wrap Willow up in the IRON OCTOPUS! Willow endures, marches her way forward, but Deeb bends the fingers! Willow still endures, still fights her way over, and her free arm gets the ROPEBREAK! Deeb lets go, Willow goes to a corner, and Deeb storms over. Deeb wrenches and whips, but Willow reverses! Willow runs up, blocks a boot, but Deeb reels her in to KICK! Deeb goes to the apron, brings Willow into the ropes, and HOTSHOT NECKBREAKERS!

Deeb hears the fans, then she storms in after Willow. Deeb sits Willow up but Willow throws body shots in return! Willow stands to CHOP, then CHOP again! Deeb staggers, Willow ROCKS her with a forearm! Willow CLUBS away in the corner, then stomps a mudhole in. Deeb turns things around then CHOPS Willow in the corner! Willow staggers away but Deeb puts her in another corner, for another CHOP! Deeb UPPERCUTS Willow, reels her in, but Willow fights the lift to back drop free! Deeb writhes, Willow hobbles to a corner, but Deeb hurries up. Deeb whips, but Willow cartwheels and ENZIGIRIS!

Both women are down, but Deeb shakes out her arms. Willow crawls her way to ropes, Deeb stands, and Rampage returns to single picture. Willow runs Deeb over, then runs her over again! And again! Willow is fired up and the fans are with her now as she runs to back body block in a corner! Willow clotheslines, snapmares, BOOTS, and then fires up! The fans cheer as Willow whips and SPINEBUSTERS! High stack, TWO! Deeb survives and Willow is frustrated, but Willow gets Deeb up. Willow whips, Deeb KICKS back! Deeb wrenches, hooks Willow up again, IRON OCTOPUS! But Willow powers out, right into an AIR RAID CRASH!

The fans fire up, Willow gets Deeb up and gut wrenches, but Deeb grabs a leg! Deeb CLUBS that leg, trips Willow, and turns her into the HALF CRAB! Willow endures, even as Deeb sits deep! The fans duel, Willow crawls, then runs over. Willow kicks and kicks and kicks free, then brings Deeb around! Fireman’s carry, but Deeb fights free! Deeb wants the full nelson but Willow elbows free! Deeb shoves Willow to SNAP GERMAN! Willow staggers up, Deeb hammerlocks and PEPSI TWISTS! Cover, TWO! Willow survives and the fans fire up! Deeb is frustrated, but she refocuses and goes to a corner. The fans are torn as Deeb climbs up top.

“This is Awesome!” as Willow ROCKS Deeb first! Willow climbs, CLUBS Deeb, then brings her to the very top! SUPERPLEX! And a stiff one! Both women are down but the fans are all fired up! A standing count starts as both women stir. Willow rises at 5 of 10, and she finds Deeb. Willow stands Deeb up to ROCK her! Deeb UPPERCUTS back! Willow CHOPS, Deeb CHOPS, repeat! Deeb UPPERCUTS, Willow huffs ‘n’ puffs and ROCKS Deeb! Deeb rebounds to LARIAT, but Willow rebounds to LARIAT!! Deeb is down and Willow hurries to cover, TWO!! Deeb survives but Willow just powers up!

Deeb is in a corner, Willow goes corner to corner, CANNONBALL only gets buckles! Deeb hurries to reel Willow in and tuck the arms! DEEB-TOX!! Cover, TWO?!? Willow survives but Deeb doesn’t hesitate! Deeb SMASHES the knee into the mat again and again! Deeb then steps over, but Willow kicks her away! Willow fireman’s carries, but the leg buckles! Deeb slips down, UPPERCUTS, and then UPPERCUTS again! Deeb runs, but Willow goes the other way! POOOUNCE~!! PERIOD! The fans are thunderous as Willow gut wrenches, BABE WITH THE POWER BOMB!! Cover, Willow wins!

Winner: Willow Nightingale, by pinfall (advances to the next round)

Willow passes the Professor’s test, and now she’s not only one step closer to repeat Owen Hart Cup finals, she’s going to get her grudge match with Kris Statlander! Will Willow also get her revenge? Or will Kris add to the list of things she’s done to ruin Willow’s life?


My Thoughts:

A very good Rampage, and they’re really stuffing these episodes lately. For one, two good tune-up matches. Fenix of course beats Turbo Floyd easy, and we get a great match out of Takagi VS Fox. But again, of course Takagi won so he has momentum, and I figured Bryan would show up. Bryan will surely have his own great tune-up match as part of a Forbidden Door go-home episode, and then we’ll get an awesome match out of Bryan VS Takagi in the Owen Hart Cup. Great opening tag match from Private Party with Metalik & Komander, and while Metalik & Komander are great, Private Party gets the momentum going into their match tomorrow night on Collision.

As such, of course Jericho and team show up, but the brawl was a bit of a surprise. Chances are that means Jericho & Bill win with help from “Bad Apple” Bryan Keith. Great TNT Championship qualifier from Lio and Action, and I like this tension they’ve kept between Lio and Top Flight. Given how AEW handles contracts and departures, there really never was closure behind Lio leaving AEW for NJPW, and then that means there was no explanation why Lio left Dante high and dry and that has to be the kayfabe by default, but at least they’re making up for it now. Lio and Dante interacting will be a great part of the ladder match in itself, but I’m still leaning towards Jack Perry winning the title.

And great main event from Willow and Deeb. Deeb is great, she deserves something, but sadly there are a lot of other great wrestlers in the AEW Women’s Division. And with story taking precedence, of course Willow won here. Willow VS Kris will be great, and could go either way. However, also because of story, Mariah May is surely going to win this tournament so she can take on Toni Storm for the Women’s World Championship. Plus, Kris and Willow can feud through the summer, escalating things to something really wild to then give the winner of that momentum going towards the world title, perhaps in time for All Out.

My Score: 8.8/10


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