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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (6/6/22)

Who survived Hell… in a Cell?

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WWE Raw 2022

Ain’t no rest for the weary!

Bianca Belair is still Raw Women’s Champion, and that doesn’t sit well with Becky Lynch! Will the Big Time Comeback continue towards Money in the Bank?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Becky Lynch VS Dana Brooke; transformed into…
  • WWE 24/7 Championship Big Time Interruption: Dana Brooke wins and becomes the new WWE 24/7 Champion.
  • WWE 24/7 Championship: Dana Brooke VS Becky Lynch; Dana wins and retains the title.
  • The Miz w/ Maryse VS Matt Riddle; Riddle wins.
  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship Contenders Match: The Usos VS The Street Profits; The Street Profits win and will challenge for the titles.
  • Dominik Mysterio w/ Rey Mysterio VS Veer Mahaan; Veer wins, by disqualification.
  • Omos w/ MVP VS Cedric Alexander; Omos wins.
  • Otis w/ Chad Gable VS Ezekiel; Ezekiel wins.
  • Raw Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s Fatal 4 Way: Alexa Bliss VS Liv Morgan VS Rhea Ripley VS “Doudrop” Piper Niven; Rhea wins and will challenge Bianca Belair for the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Cody Rhodes heads to the ring!

Despite a torn pectoral muscle, the American Nightmare fought inside Hell in a Cell with Seth Freakin’ Rollins, and came out the victor! Cody is in a great mood from that victory, but it is clear his arm is still bothering him. Fans fire up as Cody gets to the ring, the pyro going off. The Money in the Bank briefcases hang high overhead but Cody just worries about soaking up the adulation from Green Bay! Cody gets the mic, and welcomes them to the show. Fans chant, “Thank You, Cody!” for last night, and Cody says stuff like that fills his heart. He does love it, but he does want to say this, too. He saw all the comments on social media about his effort, many praising it and loving it.

But Cody wants to say that he doesn’t really believe in that, simply because it is a privilege to do what he does. He loves the fans, they have no clue how much. And he will admit tearing his pectoral off the bone is demoralizing, but he doesn’t want to be sad, doesn’t want to be melancholy or downtrodden. “We talk a lot about the other Rhodes in my family. There is one you haven’t been introduced to yet. For those who don’t know, I have a daughter. And… when she is old enough, I want her to watch what happened last night, and I want her to know that in the darkest of times, in what could’ve been the lowest point in my career, in what could’ve been the absolute worst night, in what was a literal hell, I was not cynical, I was not jaded. I stood and fought!”

Fans cheer for that, and chant Cody’s name. Cody says he fought one of the very best wrestlers in the history of this game in Seth Freakin’ Rollins. The fans boo and Cody says he doesn’t like Rollins, either. But the chapter, the trilogy, it has been written and put in the archives. Cody is officially done with Seth Rollins. “So with that in mind… I wanna talk about what’s above me.” He looks up at the briefcases, and he mentions the MITB contract has eluded him his entire career. And certainly, he is a little banged up. But in four weeks time, if somehow, if someway, he was able to climb the ladder, he was able to grab the briefcase, he was able to cash that sucker in and become the UNDISPUTED WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION…

But here comes Seth Rollins! Seems the Architect isn’t done with Cody. Rollins hobbles his way to the ring, eyes locked on Cody and the ring. Rollins gets in the ring and gets a mic while fans boo. Rollins tells Cody, “I still do not like you. But after what you put yourself through last night, you have earned my respect. And the world is saying, maybe one of the gutsiest performances in the history of this industry, and that is the truth.” Rollins says Cody is the toughest person he’s been in the ring with. And he may be the last person Cody needs to hear this from, but Rollins says Dusty is very, very proud of his baby boy.

Fans chant for Cody and Cody gets a bit emotional. Rollins says Cody came out after WrestleMania to show Rollins respect, so now Rollins returns the favor. Rollins offers a handshake, and Cody takes it. Rollins pats Cody on the shoulder, then hobbles his way out of the ring. Is this the Visionary letting his obsession with the American Nightmare go? What does Cody’s future look like with his torn pectoral muscle?

Wait, Seth attacks Cody at the stage with a sledgehammer!! The Architect was NOT going to leave Cody be! Rollins rips Cody’s vest and shirt away to expose the already damaged pec, and then pulls on that arm! Referees try but fail to stop Rollins from STOMPING the arm!! Officials come out but Rollins ignores them as he digs the hammer into the arm! Fans chant “YOU SUCK!” at Rollins but it doesn’t matter, he got the last word on their story. Has Rollins just written Cody’s future off for good?

Raw returns and Cody starts to get up on his own. Fans cheer, Cody hobbles and drops to a knee, but he gets up again. Fans cheer more, and Cody makes his way to the back.

 

Becky Lynch VS Dana Brooke!

The Man isn’t feeling so Big Time after losing the Raw Women’s Championship Triple Threat. But that doesn’t mean the comeback is over! Will Becky take out the #FlexAppeal and find her new path back to the top?

The bell rings and Becky kicks Dana low, then fires off fists! Becky talks smack on Dana, but wait, the 24/7 Championship chase runs out here! Akira Tozawa has Reggie, R-Truth and Tamina right after him! They corner him, but he goes into the ring! Dana ROCKS Becky, and rolls Tozawa up! Dana wins against Tozawa!

Winner: Dana Brooke, by pinfall (NEW WWE 24/7 Champion)

Tozawa and the others are shocked! Dana has her belt back, and Becky says NO NO NO! What the heck is all this? No one is winning titles during her matches except her! So Becky is challenging Dana for the 24/7 Championship right now! And if anyone else interferes, she will smash their faces in! The refs have everyone else leave, and Dana is just fine with that challenge. Will Becky make the Big Time 24/7 after the break?

WWE 24/7 Championship: Dana Brooke VS Becky Lynch!

Raw returns and the bell rings. Becky and dana circle, Becky kicks then BECKSPLODERS! Becky kicks Dana around while mockingly congratulating her. Becky then hauls Dana up for another BECKSPLODER! And then another BECKSPLODER! But now Asuka interrupts! She wasn’t included in that ringside ban, right? Becky is furious, she hurries to get Dana up, a forth BECKSPLODER! #SuBECKSCity! Asuka gets on the apron, Becky swipes at her, Dana rolls Becky up! TWO!! Becky CLOBBERS Dana, and if she wasn’t mad before, she is now! Becky runs in at the corner but Dana dodges! Dana then kicks low, KICKS again, and dropkicks Becky to a corner!

Dana fires off forearms, whips corner to corner and handspring back elbows to a BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Asuka coaches Dana up and she drags Becky to a drop zone. Dana heads up top, SWANTON FLOPS, and Becky BOOTS Dana down! Becky taunts Asuka now, drags Dana up, but Dana trips Becky to jackknife! Asuka holds Becky’s foot down, Dana wins!!

Winner: Dana Brooke, by pinfall (still WWE 24/7 Champion)

And Becky is Big Time FURIOUS! She warns the Empress of Tomorrow that she’ll pay for this, but will Becky still not be ready for Asuka?

 

John Cena is returning to the WWE!

To celebrate 20 YEARS of You Can’t See Me, THE John Cena is going to return to Monday Night Raw on June 27th in Laredo, Texas!

 

The Miz and Maryse are here!

With the season three premiere of Miz & Mrs. later tonight, The It Couple is here together for a very special edition of MizTV. And their special guest? The Stallion, Matt Riddle! What will Riddle have to say about his devastating loss on SmackDown? And what will Miz & Maryse have to say about, well, themselves? We find out, after the break.

Raw returns and Miz welcomes us to the Most Must-See WWE Talk Show, and asks we give a warm welcome to the most gorgeous, sexy, smart, businesswoman and entrepreneur, the love of his life, Maryse! Fans cheer until the It Couple get lovey-dovey. Miz say she loves that MITB is coming up! Did you know that if you cash in, you have an 85% chance of winning a world title? Miz knows this because he’s done it twice! And if he does it again, that would be a record breaking third time, just another thing on his prestigious resume. But that’s then, this is now, welcome to their premiere party! Right after Raw is a DOUBLE EPISODE premiere for Miz & Mrs!

Maryse thanks everyone and she is so excited to talk about their show. But she is not excited to be in Green Bay… She was telling her team this is where she was going, and they didn’t even know where Green Bay was! Fans boo but Maryse continues. This is such a big show, they should go somewhere that matters. Miz does his best to silence the crowd because Maryse is talking! Do not disrespect her! But “Bro…” Riddle makes his entrance without an introduction! Riddle scooters right down the ramp, gets in the ring, and there go the sandals and… kangaroos? Riddle says, “Whoa, what’s with all the harsh vibes? I thought this was a celebration.”

And of course, bonjour, Maryse. Omulette du fromage, mi amo es Riddle. Uh, he kinda mixed languages there… And Maryse goes full French to basically say Riddle got it wrong. He says, “Gesundheit.” Anyway, big shout out to his bro, Randy! Love you, dawg! Come back soon! Unlike his stepdad. Miz shouts at Riddle about interrupting them just to talk about Randy~! Miz will speak very slowly: Randy, Orton’s, career, is OVER! And now Riddle is all alone, and will get his ass whooped week after week by The Bloodline. So excuse them, they have a party to get to. Riddle tells Miz to shut the hell up! Riddle is going to finish what he was saying.

Riddle is tired of fighting Roman’s minions week after week, and he wants to tell Roman that he wants to fight “The Tribal Piece of Trash!” Since Roman thinks it’s cool to take his bro, Randy, out, Riddle will take Roman’s Undisputed Universal Championship!! Fans are fired up but Miz is laughing. Riddle tells Miz there’s a reason why his homie, Cena, is playing Peacemaker and Miz is just a homemaker while his wife drags him around by his tiny little balls! Miz looks down as if anyone can tell. Fans chant, “TINY BALLS! TINY BALLS!” Maryse says Riddle can’t talk to Miz like that! Just so Riddle knows, Miz has average balls.

Maryse, c’mon! No, right, above average! THE GIGANTICAST BALLS IN THE WORLD! Riddle wants Miz to prove it! Fans chant, “PROVE IT! PROVE IT!” What is wrong with these people!? Maryse says if Riddle wants to fight, then he and Miz can fight right here, right now! Well Riddle says RKBRO 4:20 says “I just smoked your ass!” Miz tells everyone to wait! He is in a tux, this is the premiere party! If fans want to see this here and now, then the answer is NO! Riddle and fans are disappointed, but we should’ve known this would happen. But wait! Tommaso Ciampa BLINDSIDES Riddle?! Even Miz is surprised by that one!

“On second thought… Let’s have that match right here, right now!” The A-Lister is a vulture! But will he be picking the bones of The Bro? Or will Riddle be able to get back up and make an example out of Miz?

 

The Miz w/ Maryse VS Matt Riddle!

Raw returns and Miz hits a kitchen sink knee, still in his slacks! Miz clamps onto Riddle with a chinlock but Riddle endures. Fans rally, Riddle fights up, throws body shots, but Miz CLUBS Riddle. Riddle counter punches Miz, fires off palm strikes, then BOOTS Miz into a spin and PELE! Riddle kips up, runs into the corner and forearm smashes! Then he goes side to side to hit another! Miz fights off the Brosploder, but runs into a POWERSLAM! Fans fire up as Riddle puts Miz through the ropes! DRAPING DDT! Fans fire up again as Riddle hears those voices, bro! Miz gets up, and blocks the RKO to then get out!

But Riddle is on the apron! Maryse saves Miz from the Penalty Kick! Riddle chases Miz back to the apron, and he has the pants! Riddle RIPS the pants off Miz! Fans are fired up as Miz has to cover up his balls! Miz elbows Riddle, fans chant “TINY BALLS!” but Maryse slips Miz the purse! Maryse distracts the ref, but Riddle dodges the purse attack! RKO!! Cover, Riddle wins!

Winner: Matt Riddle, by pinfall

Maryse tried but failed to help her husband, but at least now she can cover up his manhood with that purse. Will Miz ever live this down? Will Riddle rage his way to revenge on Roman and the Bloodline?

 

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship Contenders Match: The Usos VS The Street Profits!

Jimmy & Jey retained the titles by damaging Shinsuke Nakamura’s leg and then having “Honorary Uce” Sami Zayn trick everyone into thinking Roman Reigns was making his entrance. Will they use similar tactics to cheat Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins? Or will the Profits be up as they get that smoke?

The teams sort out, Dawkins starts against Jimmy but then Dawkins DECKS Jey! Roll-up on Jimmy, TWO! Backslide, TWO!! Jimmy escapes, Dawkins dodges and FLYING UPPERCUTS! Cover, TWO! Dawkins drags Jimmy up, tags Ford, and they whip Jimmy to then DOUBLE FLAPJACK! Cover, TWO! Jimmy bails out and regroups with Jey but Ford fires up with Green Bay! Jey and Jimmy refocus, Jimmy gets in at 6 of 10, then tags Jey. Jey and Ford circle now, they approach and Jey kicks low. Jey RAMS Ford into the corner again and again, fires off hands, but lets off as the ref counts 4.

Fans boo but Jey soaks up the heat with finger to the sky. Jey brings Ford up but Ford counter punches! And CHOPS! Ford brings Jey around, whips but Jey reverses, only for Ford to dropkick him down! Ford brings Jey over, tags Dawkins, and they whip Jey to double shoulder tackle! Then BACK SUPLEX SPLASH! Dawkins covers, TWO! Jey bails out and he regroups with Jimmy. Ford taunts the Usos while the ring count climbs. Jey gets in at 6, but he stays back. Dawkins tags Ford back in, Ford and Jey approach. Ford dodges the uppercut to waistlock but Jey fights, only for Ford to back suplex!

Ford whips Jey, Jey holds ropes, but Ford clotheslines Jey out! Ford goes out after Jey and fans fire up! Ford wants Jey to get up, he mocks the finger to the sky, and hits a CANNONBALL off the steps! Fans fire up and Ford even hugs some of them while Raw goes to break!

Raw returns and Dawkins has Jey in an armlock. Jey power sup, Jimmy tags in, and Jey whips so the Usos can DOUBLE SPINEBUSTER Dawkins! Jimmy stomps Dawkins, fans rally, but Jimmy ROCKS Dawkins with an uppercut! Jimmy CHOKES Dawkins on the ropes, lets off, and Jey gets a cheap shot in! Fans boo but Jey gets away with that. Jimmy dares Dawkins to crawl to Ford, then Jimmy stomps him! Tag to Jey, Jimmy RAMS into Dawkins, and Jey runs in to forearm smash! Dawkins drops, Jey covers, TWO! Jey keeps on Dawkins with ground ‘n’ pound but Dawkins guards his face.

Jey lets off, steps on Dawkins, then says #WeTheOnes! Jey tells Ford to watch this, and he brings Dawkins up to say, “You want the smoke?!” Jey DECKS Dawkins with an uppercut! Tag to Jimmy, the Usos split the wishbone! Dawkins writhes and crawls to ropes but Jimmy taunts him. Jimmy puts Dawkins in a corner and rains down fists! Jimmy backs up and shouts, “UCE! OH!” Jimmy goes corner to corner to HIP ATTACK! Dawkins flounders, reaches out for Ford, but Jimmy stomps the hand! Jimmy ROCKS Dawkins and Dawkins falls to the apron. Jimmy says Dawkins is in the ring with a true tag team!

But Dawkins starts throwing hands! He ROCKS Jimmy, DECKS Jey, but Jimmy DRAGON WHIP KICKS Dawkins down! Jimmy distracts the ref and Jey CLOBBERS Dawkins! Tag to Jey, but both Usos get Dawkins up, to double whip into steel steps! Dawkins is down and Ford is furious as Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Jey CLOBBERS Ford! Cover, TWO! Jey is furious but the fans fire up! Jey pushes Ford to the ropes, runs in, but FOrd elbows back! Dawkins sneaks a tag, Jey run sin but is sent out! Ford PLANCHAS and takes out Jey! Jimmy DIVES onto Ford! But Dawkins builds speed to FLY! Direct hit on both Usos and Green Bay is thunderous! Dawkins puts Jey in, tags Ford, then ANOINTING to FROM THE HEAVENS! Cover, Jimmy breaks it!! Jimmy saves the match, but Dawkins drags Jimmy out to RAM into the barriers! Ford goes out after Jey and CLUBS him. Ford whips but Jey reverses to POST Ford!

Jey gets Ford up, whips him and Ford flies into the barriers! But the ring count is climbing! Jey aims, SUPER- NO, Ford gets under the kick to dump Jey into the timekeeper’s area! Ford rushes in at 9.9! THE PROFITS WIN!!

Winners: The Street Profits, by count-out (NEW #1 Contenders to the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships)

Two week sin a row, and the Usos get taken for a loss! Riddle comes out to celebrate with his bros, and he says maybe the Usos need watches! The Profits have their golden tickets now, but will they be able to cash in? Or will the Usos make sure to have their back-up with them next time?

 

Bobby Lashley is here!

Green Bay fires up for the All Mighty as he is victorious after taking on Omos and MVP at once! But what will he have to say about what’s next? We’ll see, after the break.

Raw returns and Lashley has the mic while fans chant his name. “What’s up, Green Bay? I’ve got a lot to talk about. Y’know, this never had to end like this between MVP and I. I mean, after years and years of grinding, I considering MVP my family. But that’s what he wanted. And then at Hell in a Cell, MVP and Omos had every advantage against me in the book, but that still wasn’t enough to take down the All Mighty. The saying goes, you never interrupt your enemies when they’re making a mistake. And the biggest mistake MVP ever made was to stab me in my back.

“So I was asked, ‘How did it feel when you had MVP wrapped up and he was screaming and begging as I had him in that Hurt Lock? And I can say, it felt damn good. So now that I have MVP and Omos in my rear view mirror, I was just thinking…” (Austin) Theory walks out? He doesn’t know what authority allows Lashley to come out and steal the spotlight, but this is Theory’s time that he deserves, not Lashley’s! But Lashley is here because someone helped him! Theory is here because he won his match all by himself! So with all due respect, get out of Theory’s ring! Oh, selfie first. Lashley tells Theory he does mind. This isn’t Theory’s ring, this is Lashley’s ring!

And while Lashley is thinking about it, let’s settle this like gentlemen and fight about it. Well, okay. But check out the bicep! Theory laughs in Lashley’s face, but Lashley shows off his bicep. IF Theory is being all Mr. Selfie Boy and thinks he can win, then maybe… Put the US Championship on the line! Is that what everyone wants? Fans say “YES!” Theory says Lashley doesn’t deserve it! Sure, Lashley beat Brock Lesnar, Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton, just to name a few, but he hasn’t beaten Theory, “Mr. McMahon’s protégé, the youngest United States Champion in WWE History!” But then Lashley BOOTS Theory out of the ring!

Lashley tells the kid to take a walk then. Theory is furious, but will this goad Theory into giving Lashley a shot at the gold?

 

Dominik Mysterio w/ Rey Mysterio VS Veer Mahaan!

It’s a rematch from when the Lion of India returned to Raw, but with a big change! The King of Lucha will be in his son’s corner and coaching him on, but will that be enough for Dom to avenge himself? Or will he learn firsthand to #FearVeer?

Raw returns and Veer makes his entrance. The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Dom waistlocks, but Veer pries free and switches. Veer SLAMS Dom down, brings him back up but Dom gets to ropes. The ref counts, Veer brings Dom away from ropes and SLAMS him again! Dom manages to roll free, and he mocks Veer’s Namaste. Veer rushes in but he gets thrown out! Veer is annoyed and he hurries back in. Dom goes out, the cat ‘n’ mouse game begins, going in and out of the ring. Dom gets back in and Veer stops, knowing Dom is just toying with him. But then Dom taunts Veer and Veer rushes back in!

The chase continues Dom gets back in then he dropkicks Veer down! Dom fires off forearms but Veer shoves him down! Fans rally, Dom runs in but Veer pops him up. Dom lands on the apron and KICKS Veer away! And again! Dom then slingshots in and WRECKS Veer with a dropkick! Dom eggs Veer on, Veer gets in, but Dom drops a leg on him! Dom runs, Veer hits the THESZ PRESS! Rey coaches Dom but Veer looms over him. Fans boo but Veer taunts Rey. Veer kicks Dom, drags him up and CLUBS him back down! Veer hauls Dom up, fireman’s carries, but Dom grabs at the ropes! Fans rally, Veer tosses Dom out!

Dom lands on the apron, shoulders in, and again! Veer clamps onto Dom to throw him down on the apron! Fans boo but Veer goes out to fetch Dom. Veer taunts Rey more, then brings Dom up, to throw into Rey! Veer then BOOTS Rey! Veer soaks up the heat from the fans while Raw goes to break.

Raw returns again and Veer clamps onto Dom’s shoulders! Fans rally as Dom endures and fight sup. Dom throws body shots but Veer knees him low. Veer whips Dom to a corner, runs in but Dom dodges! Fans fire up and Dom hobbles away, but Veer runs in again. Dom drop toeholds Veer into buckles! Dom fires off fists, then brings Veer up. Veer reverses the whip, Dom goes up but gets caught! But Dom slips off, only for Veer to elbow him away! Veer ROCKS Dom with shots, then runs in at the corner again. Dom dodges and Veer POSTS himself! Dom runs in, CORNER 619! Veer staggers, falls, Dom goes up, FROG SPLASH! Cover, ONE?!!?

Dom can’t believe Veer survived! Dom hurries to get Veer up, brings him into a corner and goes up. But Veer tosses Dom away, then MILLION DOLLAR LARIATS! Dom flounders but Veer hip drops onto him! But Rey SHOTGUNS Veer!

Winner: Veer Mahaan, by disqualification

Rey SHOTGUNS Veer out of the ring! Then hits a 619!! Veer is staggering again while Rey gets Dom away! But he may have only angered the Lion of India. Will Veer make sure everyone, even the lucha libre legend, fears him?

 

The Judgement Day heads to the ring!

Edge, Damian Priest & Rhea Ripley were victorious against AJ Styles, Finn Balor & Liv Morgan, becoming a well-oiled machine in the Mixed Six Tag. But now, they promise that their trio will become a quartet. Who will be joining them atop the mountain of omnipotence? We see, after the break.

Raw returns and Priest has the mic to tell the fans, “You know what time it is. All rise for The Judgement Day!” Fans boo instead. Rhea says, “Control is an illusion. An illusion that led AJ Styles, Liv Morgan and Finn Balor into thinking that they were going to succeed last night at Hell in a Cell. The Judgement Day was always destined for victory. We cannot be controlled, and our message is spreading like wildfire. Our destiny… has no limitations.” Priest says, “Truth spoken by Rhea Ripley! Our destiny has no limitations. And speaking of limitations, Rhea. Your destiny is to once again become the Raw Women’s Champion!”

Priest says Rhea will be one step closer to omnipotence after winning the Fatal 4 Way tonight, and goes on to defeat Bianca Belair at Money in the Bank! Edge says the adult in the room is speaking, so please be quiet. Edge has been doing this 30 years, so please close your mouths. The Judgement Day did what they vowed to do, and that is stand tall. But before Edge continues, he must tell his two Saints of Fate just how proud he is of them. They’ve grown, they’ve blossomed in a short time under his learning tree. Just look at Rhea Ripley! She is a superstar wrecking machine! Look at Priest and how he stands taller, head held higher, and oozing confidence!

The reason for that is, they listened to Edge. But they were not the only ones. There was another hearing their message. And Edge was right! So without any further ado, he will introduce to all of the fans, the newest member of The Judgement Day! It’s… Finn Balor?! The Prince is joining the trio that defeated him, Liv and Styles?! Edge shakes Finn’s hand and hands him a mic. Last night, Edge saw the look in Finn’s eyes change during the match. So when Rhea and Priest told Edge that Finn reached out, Edge was excited! Finn is one of the most talented men to step in the ring! So please, enlighten everyone here. How did this come to pass?

First of all, thanks for those kind words. The look that Edge saw in Finn’s eyes was of clarity. Clarity that joining them wasn’t a choice but a calling! It was a calling Finn refused to fight any longer! He is tired of pretending to be someone he’s not. Finn finally sees clearly, and needs to extend a debt of gratitude to Priest and Rhea. They fought with more conviction and focus than ever before. And Rhea? Rhea stood between Finn and Edge to shield Edge. Finn should’ve been mad, angry, furious, but he wasn’t! He was impressed and in awe. So much so that Finn reached out to them after. They got talking about this and that, and they realized they have more in common than they knew.

They’ve all grown tired of being told what to do. Priest says Edge is one of the greatest of all time. That is why it was so easy for Priest and Rhea to follow him into the darkness. And now, they’ve all realized that in this short time with Edge, he’s taught them how to get rid of any limitation holding them back. They are ready to shed that last bit of limitation holding them back. Edge smiles, but then Priest says it’s Edge! Priest DECKS Edge!! And then they all stomp away on Edge! He’s been betrayed by those he enlightened! SOUTH OF HEAVEN CHOKE SLAM!! Finn is up top, Priest and Rhea put Edge in the drop zone, COUP DE GRACE!!

The Judgement Day has added a new member, and removed their founder and leader! Edge gets to his feet and he fights back! But Priest and Finn mug Edge! Then they bring him out to the announce desk, for a RAZOR’S EDGE through the desk!! Fans are losing their minds as The Prince now stands over the Iconoclast! Edge still has fight in him!? Finn throws down fists and Priest has Rhea fetch something. Priest and Finn drag Edge into the ring, Rhea brings two chairs over! She puts those chairs in the ring, and even brings in another. Because on one, Rhea breaks off the crossbar and hands it to Finn! GLASGOW GRIN CROSSFACE!!

Rhea taunts Edge and Finn asks, “Who’s in control now?!” Priest has Finn let off, and then they set Edge’s head on a chair! Priest has Rhea be guard against the refs and officials! Priest roars and gives Edge a CON-CHAIR-TO!!! Edge suffers at the hands he tried to help! Fans boo but the Judgement Day revels in it! Has Edge fallen to the foot of the mountain of omnipotence? Will he ever get back up?

 

Omos w/ MVP VS Cedric Alexander!

The Nigerian Giant is still fuming after PRIMED Alexander helped out Bobby Lashley. Cedric wants to stand on his own two feet, but will he even be able to stand at all after Omos gets his hands on him?

The bell rings and Cedric fires off on Omos! Omos withstands it, picks Cedric up, MOUNTAIN BOMB!! Cover, Omos wins!

Winner: Omos, by pinfall

That was Omos’ most dominant and shortest match yet! But then wait, the Dirty Dawgs are here? Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler join Kevin Patrick on stage for an interview. Kevin Patrick welcomes them back and Roode says there is no better time to return than now! It’s going to be a Double D Summer cuz the Dirty Dawgs are going for Money in the Bank! But MVP interrupts to tell the Dawgs that they don’t disrespect them! This is wasting camera time on some clowns after Omos- SUPERKICK from Ziggler to MVP! Omos catches MVP from falling off the perch, and now the chase is on! Will the Dawgs end up suffering like Cedric just did?

 

Otis w/ Chad Gable VS Ezekiel!

The Prizefighter, Kevin Owens, defeated Elias’ younger brother but still couldn’t get the truth out of him. Will the Alpha Academy’s tree trunk fall on Zeke and make him speak? Or will Ezekiel rebound and manage to take Otis down?

Raw returns and Zeke makes his entrance. The bell rings, Zeke dodges Otis and CHOPS! Then fires off forearms! Otis blocks the whip, whips Zeke, then rolls to RAM Zeke! Zeke stays up but then Otis CLOBBERS him! Fans boo but Otis CLUBS Zeke. Otis bumps Zeke off buckles, CLUBS him in the chest, then tells Elias to stop lying! Otis RAMS into Zeke, and again, and again! The ref counts, Otis lets off, but then brings Zeke up into an EXPLODER! Zeke flounders and Otis covers, TWO! Otis says he’ll break Zeke’s head off with a neck wrench! Zeke endures, fans rally, and Zeke fights up. Zeke gets to his feet and manages to send Otis into buckles!

Zeke stagger sup, he throws haymakers and CHOPS! Fans rally up as Zeke fires off, then runs to LARIAT! Otis stays up so Zeke runs to LARIAT again! Otis still stays up, Zeke runs, but into a scoop! Zeke slips off, shoves and JUMP KNEES! Then Zeke runs, gets around, crucifix takedown! ZEKE WINS!

Winner: Ezekiel, by pinfall

The Academy is furious that they failed! But Zeke gets a mic to speak! “Kevin Owens! You challenged me to a one-on-one match at Hell in a Cell, and in my short career, it was the most important match of my life, but I feel short.” Maybe he was too #ZekedUp. But he has to keep going. And if there’s one thing he learned from his brother, Elias, it’s that everyone deserves a second chance. So Zeke wants a rematch, next week on Raw! Zeke waits and here comes Kevin! Kevin has a mic to say, “You want a rematch? I already beat you! Y’know what? I’m in such a good mood after beating the hell out of you last night, I’m feeling generous.” If Zeke wants his rematch, he’s got it!

On one condition. If he wants that rematch, Zeke must admit to the world right now that he IS Elias! Fans chant, “That’s Elias!” “No It’s Not!” Kevin tells Zeke to tell the fans that he is Elias! He tells the fans to shut up but Zeke says okay. Kevin has him. Wait, whoa, good start. But that’s not enough. Zeke must admit what? Say it! Look Kevin in the eyes when you do! Zeke admits… That his name… is Elias. Kevin says he knew it! He told all us idiots that he’s not the liar, Zeke is the liar! Kevin is a genius! He wins!! Uh, well, do they have the rematch or not? Yes, Kevin will beat the hell out of Elias again!

Wow, okay! Zeke didn’t think it’d be that easy. Zeke knew Kevin was thickheaded but wow! All Zeke had to do was take a page out of the Kevin Owens Playbook! What? What is he talking about? Uh, well, HE LIED! He’s ZEKE! JUMP KNEE! Down goes Kevin and Zeke bails out before the Academy gets back in! So Zeke tricked Kevin by lying? Will Kevin still keep to his word and give Zeke that rematch?

 

Bianca Belair is here!

The strongEST, fastEST, roughEST, toughEST, quickEST and perhaps cleverEST Raw Women’s Champion is going to be ringside to watch tonight’s main event! Who gets their shot at Bianca at Money in the Bank? We’re all going to see, after the break!

Raw Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s Fatal 4 Way: Alexa Bliss VS Liv Morgan VS Rhea Ripley VS “Doudrop” Piper Niven w/ Nikki A.S.H!

Raw returns and Alexa makes her entrance first. Piper is next, with the Almost Super Hero following her, and then Liv, leaving the Judgement Day’s Eradicator for last. Will Rhea’s brutality continue until she fulfills her golden destiny? Or will another step up to take on the EST at MITB?

Raw returns again and the bell rings. Rhea and Liv brawl, Alexa dodges Piper and jumps on for a SLEEPER! Piper RAMS Alexa into buckles, throws her off, Rhea HEADBUTTS Liv! Rhea and Piper are left in the ring and they talk some trash as they circle. Piper throws a forearm but Rhea give sit back! They go back and forth, harder and harder, and even try LARIATS! Rhea dodges, mule kicks, and tries to fireman’s carry. Piper is too big and strong, she CLUBS Rhea, then scoops her! Rhea slips off and CLUBS away on Piper! Rhea waistlocks but Piper goes to ropes and elbows Rhea away.

Liv and Alexa work together to trip and drag Piper out! They smack her off the apron, then go in after Rhea! Rhea swings, Liv dodges, but Rhea BOOTS Alexa! Rhea throws Liv down, drags her up, but Liv throws body shots! Liv JAWBREAKERS free, then runs in to SHINING WIZARD! Liv rolls, runs in and back body- NO, Rhea waistlocks! Liv elbows but Rhea ripcords and short arm LARIATS! Rhea talks trash but Alexa CHOP BLOCKS! Alexa then kicks and KNEES Rhea! Alexa choke grips Rhea and says this is her show now! But Rhea choke grips back! Rhea knees Alexa low, then smirks as she CLUBS Alexa down.

Rhea says Alexa should try joining The Judgement Day, then she bumps her off buckles! And more buckles! Rhea stomps a mudhole into Alexa, but the ref has her back off so he can check Alexa. Alexa’s okay to continue, and she kicks back! And again! And again! Alexa CLUBS Rhea but Rhea CLUBS Alexa! Rhea shoves Alexa down, then drags her around by her hair. Rhea stomps Alexa in the ribs! Then stands on Alexa’s back! Fans boo but Rhea taunts Bianca. They wave at each other, Rhea hauls Alexa up and suplexes, but Liv kicks Rhea! Liv runs to SHOTGUN Alexa and make her DDT Rhea!

Liv runs at Alexa but Alexa ROCKS her from the apron! Alexa leaps at Rhea, but into her arms! Liv missile dropkicks them down! But Piper SENTONS Liv! Piper is fired up, as is Nikki, and Raw goes to break.

Raw returns once more, and Piper SLAPS Alexa! Fans rally for Alexa but Piper CLUBS her down. Nikki rallies for Piper and Piper drags Alexa into a cobra clutch. Piper thrashes Alexa around, but Alexa fights up and fans rally. Alexa claws at the hold, throws elbows, but Piper ripcords to short arm LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Even Bianca’s a little surprised by that. Piper brings Alexa up, whips her to a corner, then runs in to SPLASH! Piper blows a kiss while Alexa falls out, but Liv gets in to CODE BREAKER! Piper staggers to a corner, but Rhea CLOBBERS Liv! Liv gets up, dodges and SHOTGUNS Rhea! Liv fires off on Rhea, Rhea turns things around and hits back!

Liv BOOTS Rhea, goes up top, and FLYING RANAS! Alexa BOOTS Rhea from the other corner, but Piper POUNCES Liv! Alexa hits SUNSET BOMB on Rhea, but Piper SPLASHES Alexa! Cover, Liv breaks it! Bianca is fired up with the fans as this match continues! Liv gets Piper, kicks and KICKS and ENZIGURIS! Piper stays up, swings, but Liv dodges. Piper CLOBBERS Liv at the ropes, reels her in, and SIT-OUT POWERBOMBS! Cover, Alexa breaks it now! Piper snarls but this still isn’t done! Piper HEADBUTTS Alexa, then stomps her in a drop zone. Piper climbs up the corner, but Rhea is there to ROCK her!

Rhea fires off haymakers on Piper, then climbs up after her! Rhea CLUBS Piper, Piper throws body shots back, but Rhea tells Bianca this is for her. But Piper still fights! Liv and Alexa join in, TOWER OF DOOM!! Double Powerbomb Superplex, and Bianca can’t help but wince from watching that crash landing. “This is Awesome!” and Liv hurries to cover Rhea! Alexa covers Piper, too, TWO!! The double covers don’t work out, but Piper and Rhea bail out. Liv rushes in, Alexa rolls her up, ONE! Liv rolls Alexa, TWO! Alexa hits a cradle, TWO!! Liv has it, ONE! Alexa, Liv, they roll and roll and roll! Fans are loving this!

They finally stop rolling, TWO!! Alexa kicks and DDTs Liv! But Alexa doesn’t cover, she drags Liv to a drop zone! Alexa goes up top, TWISTED BLISS onto knees! But Piper gets Alexa and tosses her out! Piper turns around, Liv goes up the ropes to springboard and CODE BREAKER! But Nikki disrupts ObLIVion! Alexa grabs Piper, Nikki goes after Alexa, DOUBLE LARIATS take those two out! Liv dodges Piper in the corner, then goes up top and leaps, into Piper’s arms! Piper MICHINOKU DRIVER!! Cover, Rhea dropkicks it apart! Fans boo as Rhea hauls Piper up, pump handle, but Piper throws elbows. Rhea just uses that for a RIPTIDE!!! Cover, Rhea wins!

Winner: Rhea Ripley, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the Raw Women’s Championship)

Brutality eradicates the competition, and now destiny could just be a month away! And to celebrate with their fellow Saint of Fate, Finn and Priest return to the ring. They all stare Bianca down but she’s the braveEST, too. She raises the belt high, but will she lose that belt at Money in the Bank?


My Thoughts:

Surprisingly, this was a very good after PPV/Premium Live Event episode for Raw. Obviously, they got Cody Rhodes’ pectoral injury issue out of the way. Cody sticking to his Face ways was hoping for a shot at MITB, but obviously that injury is real and there was no way he’d be able to be ready in just one month. Rollins gives us a great swerve and kayfabe reason why Cody will be missing time now, with claiming he respects Cody but then attacks him with the hammer. Now Cody has his kayfabe reason to be gone for no less than six months, Rollins has a lot more heat going towards MITB, and at the very least, Cody can return at the Royal Rumble.

Similarly, we followed up with a great fusion of segments with Becky Lynch and the 24/7 Championship Division. For a moment, I was conflicted. Becky winning to be Big Time 24/7 would’ve been an interesting story, but at the same time, there are many reasons why she doesn’t need that title. Asuka distracting Becky was a great way to keep their feud going, and they will definitely be part of the Women’s MITB match, too. And after what we saw in the main event, it’s pretty clear who else will be fighting in qualifiers.

Speaking of which, what a wild segment with The Judgement Day. I did not expect Finn to join, and seeing it, I thought he was going to swerve Edge by sucker punching him and Styles comes out. Instead, Finn joining isn’t the swerve, it was him and the others betraying Edge! This writes Edge off for a bit, not sure why or for how long, and who knows what Edge does when he returns. Is he going to somehow turn Face again when this is supposed to be the true Edge? Is he oddly going to be proud that his proteges did this because it’s “what he would’ve done?” The latter one makes more sense to me, somehow. I’m just bummed we aren’t getting Styles & Finn as tag champs.

Rhea being the new contender makes sense. Judgement Day has momentum now between the win at HIAC and what they did to Edge tonight, and it also felt like they were wanting to do more Rhea VS Bianca since Elimination Chamber. That match is going to be very good, could probably go either way, and we’ll have to wait and see who wins the MITB briefcase. Heels work better with the cash-in, and I feel like Becky’s story should be becoming Ms. MITB for her comeback. So Bianca can manage to win against Rhea, only for Becky to cash in on her. It would almost be like Becky revisiting SummerSlam 2021 and the quick win, so it’d bring this story full circle.

I legitimately laughed out loud with that MizTV section, especially when Riddle dared Miz & Maryse to prove Miz’s ball size. Riddle also gets a great win off Miz, Riddle will be rolling towards his title match with Roman. Riddle not being in MITB also opens up the way for someone else to be waiting in the back, watching Roman very closely as he competes with Riddle, with whoever is challenging Roman at SummerSlam, and with McIntyre on Clash at the Castle. At this point, Mr. MITB could be Rollins, in the off chance Cody’s return leads him to being the champion, and then Rollins can just ruin it all for him basically a year to the day from when Cody returned to the WWE.

Great tag match out of Usos VS Profits, and I like how they’re booking the Usos’ title reign right now. They can’t win without cheating, but they don’t lose in the ring either. I hope they’ll save this title match for MITB because they should. MITB will be a great event if both Undisputed Universal and Undisputed Tag Team titles were on the show. Lashley had a good promo, and just as I thought he was going to declare a top title challenge or MITB intentions, Theory shows up. Theory VS Lashley for the US title is surely happening, but I don’t see Lashley going back to the midcard title. Sadly, that means he’ll lose to Theory and then enter the MITB match.

Theory might end up confronting John Cena when he shows up on 6/27, too, since Cena also called Theory out in a TikTok Q&A. There is also how Vince apparently said Theory is the next Cena, so Theory VS Cena just seems like a natural move. I have a feeling Theory finds a way to beat Cena, too, just to prove Vince was right to say all that in the first place. Veer VS Dom being disqualified was a strange move, but I honestly don’t know why we didn’t get more out of Rey and Veer sooner. Omos squashing Cedric and then the Dawgs showing up was just very filler. Are the Dawgs the Faces or Heels? They feel like the Heels but then how are Omos and MVP Faces after what we’ve seen these past few months? I suppose Omos & MVP can turn, but this is all just too out of nowhere.

Zeke had a good match with Otis, but I should’ve figured he’d call Kevin out. I loved that clever way for Zeke to get his rematch with Kevin. Zeke saying he’s Elias doesn’t actually prove anything either, because anyone can say whatever words they want. But in the rematch next week, there needs to be some kind of Elias based distraction, and they can play it either way they want. Kevin can get distracted because he’s so obsessed, or Zeke can get distracted because he really is Elias and knows Elias can’t show up. Also, MITB entry should be on the line because why waste time? Two birds, one stone is how to do booking during the MITB build.

My Score: 8.5/10


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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (3/4/24)

Brutal rematch after brutal rematch!

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Drew McIntyre says down with Day One Uce!

Though he’s primed to go after the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Drew McIntyre looks to crush Main Event Jey Uso once and for all!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • GUNTHER VS Dominik Mysterio w/ JD McDonagh; wins.
  • Becky Lynch VS Nia Jax; wins.
  • Drew McIntyre VS Jey Uso; wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Cody Rhodes is here!

San Antonio fires up for The American Nightmare as he makes his way to the ring. The fans sing along with the song, and “WHOA~ OH~!” get the pyro. Cody steps into the ring, the fans chant his name, and he gets the mic to ask, “So, San Antonio…! What do we wanna talk about? I’d love if we could speak about how at WrestleMania 40, in the main event, with the lights on brightest, the biggest game of the year, I will stand across from the greatest champion in company history, The Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns.” The fans boo, but Cody says, “However… I am really unable to talk about that because of a… distraction.”

Cody says there’s a distraction that stings quite a bit. He is of course talking about… The Rock. Fans boo more, then chant “ROCKY SUCKS! ROCKY SUCKS!” Cody says last week, The Rock went to Instagram, posted a 16 minute video, then spoke at length on SmackDown. To sum it up, The Rock called the fans in Phoenix meth heads, talked about Cody’s dog, and don’t ever talk bad about Cody’s dog, and then of course, the biggest headline of all, which The Rock made sure wasn’t the headline, The Rock ever so eloquently spun things and changed the conversation.

The Rock presented a whole new challenge like the master politician that he is. No wonder people want him to run for office. Hell, Cody might even end up voting for The Rock. But Cody can’t dismiss those words entirely, because it is true what The Rock said about their conversation. The Rock poured honey into Cody’s ear, telling Cody that the people don’t want Cody VS Roman. The people want Rock VS Roman. Fans boo because that’s wrong, and Cody points out how the fans started chanting something else. The fans respond here with “We Want Cody!” Cody nods and continues by saying that he heard all that, the management all heard it, and Cody appreciates it.

The Rock of course heard all that, because then he called those fans “crybabies.” Are there any crybabies here in San Antonio? The fans fire up! But now, The Rock has presented an entirely different challenge. One that doesn’t just involve Cody, but one that involves his… friend. Yeah, they’re friends! And it’s time for that friend to come out here! Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the World Heavyweight Champion, Seth FREAKIN’ Rollins! The Visionary makes his entrance in a volt green ensemble and the fans sing his song, “WHOA~ OH~ OHH~!” Rollins joins Cody in the ring, gets a mic, and then revels in the singing.

Rollins then says, “San Antonio! Welcome…! To Monday! Night! Rollins~!” The fans cheer and Rollins ask “Mr. Nightmare, what’re you thinking, my man?” Cody says obviously, Rollins has offered to have Cody’s back against The Bloodline. Rollins stood next to Cody when he got slapped across the face, and Rollins has said he’s going to be there moving forward. The plot has been incredibly twisted. Cody didn’t even think he was gonna be on the WrestleMania card anymore, but when he saw that pompous PowerPoint presentation about The Bloodline’s family being better than everyone else’s that Cody had to go back on his word.

Cody won the Rumble, it is his right, HE gets to challenge Roman Reigns. Rollins meanwhile, coming off injury, he has to face the only other guy who has pinned Cody since Cody’s WWE return in Drew McIntyre. So, what Cody is saying and has wanted to say for all the world to see: Roman & Rock are two Mount Rushmore caliber wrestlers, working together, Cody fully understands if Rollins wants to focus on McIntyre and is not onboard with having Cody’s back. Rollins scratches the back of his head while he thinks. Rollins says he respects Cody giving him the out, Rollins will take care of McIntyre, alright?

Fans cheer as Rollins reminds us that he told McIntyre, he told Cody and he told the world, there are some things bigger than us. And taking down The Bloodline is the BIGGEST thing they can do! The fans cheer more, and Rollins says this isn’t just Cody’s story that needs to be finished. It is Rollins’ story, too. Ten years ago, Rollins and Roman came in together, they wanted to take the power from the top. Rollins wanted to take the power and give it back to the people! Turns out, Roman wants to keep all the power for himself! And here’s the problem: Rollins and Cody are this close. The Rock being in The Bloodline, they are this close to Roman Reigns having absolute power.

And The Rock, well… Rollins isn’t sure about the fans but he knows Cody agrees with this, Rollins is so over The Rock. The fans chant “ROCKY SUCKS!” again and Rollins says yeah, he does suck! And he ain’t been The Rock for a long time. He damn sure ain’t been The People’s Champ! And so Rollins isn’t just gonna call him any of that. Rollins has been thinking about it, he wants a new name for The Rock. He’s now gonna be… Diarrhea Dwayne! Because he’s been running his mouth and all that comes out is wet baby poo. The fans chant “DIARRHEA!” and Rollins is amused. Guess San Antonio agrees, huh?

Rollins continues to say that The Rock gets on Instagram, and 21 minutes!? Seriously? He insults Cody’s dog and says he can make the World Heavyweight Championship “go away?” That with a snap of his fingers, because he’s the boss, he’ll make it go away. Rock, Rollins dares you to try! And get this! In case you didn’t hear him, because 21 minutes is a long time to listen to that idiot, Rock said he made pro-wrestling cool again! Fans boo and Rollins agrees there. The Rock is our wrestling savior! He made this cool! Diarrhea Dwayne, you ain’t been cool in 20 years!

But here’s what is cool: This morning, Rollins received a 100% medical clearance! He is BACK, he is ready to go, and so this Friday, Rollins will be at SmackDown to confront The Bloodline! The fans fire up hearing that! Rollins wants to know, though, as he’s asked Cody many times and told him for weeks. Rollins has Cody’s back, so what Rollins wants to know is: does Cody have his? Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” Cody tells Rollins that he also has a message for The Rock. “It’s been a long time since you haven’t just been handed something. I think it’s been since you had that seven bucks in your pocket, and I think you forgot.

“The People’s Champion is not in perpetuity, Rock. I am not the same man as you. I’m not gonna whine in a 21 minute promo. I am coming to SmackDown with Seth Freakin’ Rollins, I am going to stand across from you, Roman Reigns, The Wise Man, the whole Bloodline, in the great state of Texas, and this Friday, I will give you face-to-face, eye-to-eye, not whispering in your ear, crystal clear and obvious answer for what’s happening at WrestleMania!” Well, the American Nightmare & Visionary are all fired up, and it is pretty clear what’s about to happen at WrestleMania! Will this dream team tear down the Rock & Roman?

 

GUNTHER VS Dominik Mysterio w/ JD McDonagh!

Der Ring General wants challengers for his Intercontinental Championship, but he also doesn’t really take anyone else on this roster seriously. And, well, of all people to step up to him, it was Dirty Dom. Will the Prodigal Son prove the doubters wrong and find a way to bring down the most dominant Intercontinental Champion in history? Or is he going to wish he never left Papa Rey’s side?

 


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Mitchell’s AEW Revolution Results & Report! (3/3/24)

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This is the biggest Revolution yet!

While the AEW World Championship is defended in a Triple Threat, Revolution is also Sting’s last match ever! Will The Icon retire undefeated? Or will the EVPs serve him a bitter “severance package?”

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Zero Hour – 12 Man Tag: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang VS Willie Mack, Private Party & Team Triple J w/ Sonjay Dutt & Karen Jarrett; BBSG wins.
  • Zero Hour – Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Julia Hart & Skye Blue; Kris & Willow win.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Christian Cage w/ The Patriarchy VS Daniel Garcia; Christian wins and retains the title.
  • AEW Continental Triple Crown Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Bryan Danielson; Eddie wins and retains the titles.
  • All-Star Scramble: Chris Jericho VS Lance Archer VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Wardlow VS Hook VS Brian Cage VS Magnus VS Dante Martin; Wardlow wins and earns a future AEW World Championship opportunity.
  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom; Strong wins and becomes the new AEW International Champion.
  • FTR VS Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli; Moxley & Claudio win.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: “Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Deonna Purrazzo; Storm wins and retains the title.
  • Don Callis Family Feud: Will Ospreay VS Konosuke Takeshita; Ospreay wins.
  • AEW World Championship Triple Threat: Samoa Joe VS Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Hangman Page; wins and
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships Tornado Tag Match: Sting & Darby Allin VS The Young Bucks; win and

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It’s the Revolution Zero Hour!

Join Renee Paquette and RJ City in discussing, analyzing and predicting the night that features Sting’s last match ever!

 

Tony Schiavone and David Crockett are here!

These two reunite in the Greensboro Arena, where so much of Sting’s iconic career took place. David says as we know, tonight is about family. The Young Bucks made this extremely personal when they attacked Sting’s sons, so what was to be a celebration of a great career has become a grudge match. There is purpose and revenge, Sting isn’t leaving until he finishes the job. Great years were spent here, the centerpiece of Jim Crockett Promotions and the NWA. Here on hallowed ground, from 1988 to 2024, Sting finishes his career here, live on PPV! Dial in, because there’ll be nothing else like it!

 

Zero Hour – 12 Man Tag: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang VS Willie Mack, Private Party & Team Triple J w/ Sonjay Dutt & Karen Jarrett!

Jay White & Colten Gunn made it work with Daddy Ass, The Acclaimed made it work with Austin, and we have seen the entire six pack in action and win once before. Will this be another hit for the super group? Or will the mash-up of The Mack, Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy, Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett & Satnam Singh destroy the dysfunctional half dozen?

“Platinum on the mic, I’ma ’bout to cook this! All these jobbers in the ring, who the hecc booked this? A Black guy, an Indian and Jeff in the mix, I just wanna know: whose fetish is this? You make my job easy when I’m rappin’, you’re like an offensive joke waitin’ to happen! The Bang Scissor- Sh*t!” Caster lost his flow three times in a row! Is #TriplePartyJay winning gonna open the show? Bowens still shouts, “GRRREENSBOROOO~! The Bang Bang Scissor Gang has arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass!” And he does~!

The teams sort out and Austin starts against Brother Zay. The fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” and Austin circles with Zay. Jarrett coaches Zay up and he ties up with Austin. Austin headlocks, grinds the hold, Sonjay offers fist bumps to the commentary team. Zay slips around to headlock Austin but Austin powers out. Zay ducks ‘n’ dodges and squealing DROPKICKS! Zay kips up and the fans join in on “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Things speed up, Zay whips but Austin ducks ‘n’ dodges, then he BOOTS Zay down! Austin says “SHOTS! SHOTS!” and the fans join in! Zay is annoyed, he swings but misses and Austin JABS, JABS, JABS and two-steps to DECK Zay!

Austin brings Zay up, brings him over, and tags in Colten. The Gunns whip, body shot and knee lift! Then Colten CLOBBERS Zay! “Guns up!” The fans join in again as Colten says “SHOTS!” Zay tags Quen, Quen circles with Colten, then gets around to CLUB him! Quen RAMS Colten into a corner, Sonjay talks smack, and Quen whips corner to corner. Colten reverses then back drops Quen away! Quen squeals like Zay! Colten DROPKICKS Quen down and then tags in Caster. Caster brings Quen up, scoops, staggers, but he still SLAMS Quen down. Tag to Bowens and he goes up, to SCISSOR ME TIMBERS!

The fans fire up while Bowens covers, TWO! Bowens says guns up, and then he brings Quen around. Tag to Colten, they mug Quen and Colten clamps onto an arm. Quen fights up, pulls hair, and he puts Colten on the ropes. The ref counts, Quen lets off, but Lethal HOTSHOTS Colten! Quen DROPKICKS Colten down! Fans boo but Quen tags in Jarrett. They mug Colten, and Double J stomps Colten to ropes. Jarrett runs, pulling the ref’s attention, which allows Karen to CHOKE Colten before the STRADDLE ATTACK! Fans boo more as Jarrett starts up the Fargo Strut, and everyone on his team joins in on the outside!

Jarrett stomps Colten around then tags in Lethal. Jarrett whips Colten to kick low, Lethal hits the SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Lethal soaks up the heat, kicks at Austin, then goes back to Colten. Tag to Mack and the fans finally have reason to cheer. Mack whips and LARIATS Colten down! Mack keeps Colten from BBSG, then tags in Quen. Quen drops knees, and fans actually chant, “Let’s Go, Colten!” Colten endures, fights up, but Quen snapmares him down. Tag to Kassidy for the slingshot SENTON! Zay then taunts BBSG before he stomps away on Colten. Zay clamps on a chinlock but Colten endures.

The fans rally, Colten fights up, and he throws body shots! Colten gets free but Zay CLUBS him! Zay kicks, Colten blocks, but he gets the DRAGON WHIP! Tag to Quen and Private Party coordinate. Quen is the stepstool, Zay runs up, but Colten dodges! Party in Motion hits the rest of the team! Zay & Quen panic, they get Colten’s legs but he BOOTS them away! Hot tag to Bowens! The Five Tool Player rallies on Private Party! ROLLING ELBOW for Quen, ROLLING ELBOW for Zay! Lethal runs in but he gets Rock Paper Scissors SUPERKICK! Bowens ROCKS Quen to run and FAMOUSER BULLDOG! Sonjay gets on the apron, Bowens DECKS him!

Karen distracts the ref while Jarrett runs up, Bowens dodges, but into the LETHAL COMBINATION! Quen covers, TWO! Quen drags Bowens up and tags in Satnam! Satnam CHOPS Bowens, brings him around, and then TOSSES him across the ring! Bowens tumbles, Satnam drags him back over and tags Lethal back in. Lethal dusts off his hands and smiles, then he brings Bowens up. Lethal suplexes and holds Bowens up for a count of TEN before the SLAM! Lethal grins at Billy then goes back to Bowens. Tag to Jarrett and Triple J whips. Bowens reverses but Lethal stops himself, Jarrett RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS!

Jarrett stomps away on Bowens, says he’s going nowhere, then whips him to ropes. Bowens KICKS back, both men stagger, and Jarrett runs up! Bowens ROCKS Jarrett again and again and again! The fans fire up as Bowens runs, but Jarrett ELBOWS him! Jarrett runs to STRADDLE the ropes as Bowens moves! Jarrett hobbles, Bowens BOOTS him then goes up to BLOCKBUSTER! The fans fire up as both men are down! Switchblade coaches Bowens, the fans rally for him, too, and Bowens crawls over! Jarrett also crawls, hot tags to Mack and Billy! Daddy Ass rallies on Mack, Lethal, Private Party, and he even DECKS Satnam!

Billy tells the One in a Billion to “SUCK THIS!” and then he SPLASHES Mack in a corner! Billy brings Mack out, kicks low and tells him “SUCK IT!” But Satnam trips him up! Mack hits a STUNNER, followed by a LETHAL INJECTION! Zay hurries up top to SWANTON BOMB! Quen adds on a 450 SPLASH!! Mack hurries to cover, TWO!! Billy survives and shocks #TriplePartyJay! The BBSG drag them all out and send them into barriers, but then Mack goes up! Mack SIX-STAR FLOPS as Billy moves! White is there, hot tag to King Switch! And he drags Mack up for the BLADE- NO, Zay springboards in!

White dodges Zay, Zay turns around into the 3:10 TO YUMA! But Quen CROSSBODIES the Gunn Sons! But then Quen turns around into THE ARRIVAL! Caster goes up for the MIC DROP!! Jarrett drags Bowens out and sends him into railing! Satnam storms in and White gets face to chest with the giant! But then Billy has White hold on. Billy is big but still not Satnam big! Satnam shoves them both away, DECKS Bowens, then grabs Caster! Satnam TOSSES Caster, then SHOVES Austin! White CHOP BLOCKS him, but Satnam stays up!? Billy kicks low and White CHOP BLOCKS again, they finally get the giant on his knees!

The fans fire up as White sets Satnam up for a FAMOUSER!! Mack returns to SUPERKICK Billy! White gets Mack again, BLADERUNNER!!! Cover, BBSG wins!!

Winners: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang, by pinfall

#TriplePartyJay tried to use the numbers game, but not even they could stop this super six pack from flexing their guns! The AEW World Trios & ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions stand tall together once again, and White gets the mic. “Yo! Yo! YO!” White is copying Max as he says, “Listen! See, Max? It’s not that hard. Oh yeah, guns up for my Greensboro Gold Members~!” Now, White is always telling the gang about how much he loves Greensboro. It’s one of his favorite cities in the world! The fans appreciate that, and White continues to say that Greensboro has some of the greatest wrestling fans!

The fans again cheer, and White says hey, what better place to have an event like Revolution? And there’s a lot of action tonight! Will Ospreay is here! Who walks out the AEW World Champion? Fans chant “JOE! JOE! JOE!” so that answers that. Oh oh oh oh, who is ready for Sting’s last match, huh? The fans sure are! A very big night, kicking off the biggest way possible with the Bang! Bang! Scissor! Gang! The two best trios, the single best six man team, and the GREATEST faction in the GREATEST wrestling company, AEW! The fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” and White says BBSG is led by one of the greatest of all time.

White can remind any of us, that on any given day, at any given moment, just who he is. He’ll remind us why he is the Catalyst of Pro-Wrestling! He’ll remind us to Breathe with the Switchblade! The fans sing, “OH~ Scissor Me, Switchblade~!” White says in ten days time, AEW Dynamite in Boston, maybe he handles some Big Business of his own! Fans like the sound of that. But until then, EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed. And if you ain’t down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP! The Switchblade is taking aim at something, two guesses what title he wants to add to the collection.

 

Backstage interview with Best Friends.

Lexi Nair is with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta, Rocky Romero & Chuck Taylor, but also Doc Sampson, because we need a medical update on the International Champion before his match with Roderick Strong tonight. Doc says as we know, Cassidy has been getting beat up the last few months, and that Doc keeps telling Cassidy to tape up that back and ribs. Tonight, it happens or he isn’t being cleared. Then with all that said, how does Cassidy feel going into this? Trent speaks up that Cassidy always fights through it. And just like always, the boys have his back. Cassidy wants to talk to them about that, actually

Tonight, before, during and after, Best Friends need to stay in the back. Cassidy is sick and tired of seeing his friends getting hurt because of him, so he has to do this on his own. Chuck says yeah, he’ll keep the others back and respect Cassidy on this. Hands in, and even Doc and Lexi join in. Freshly Squeezed has support in spirit, but will that not help when The Undisputed Kingdom will stack the deck?

 

We hear from PAC!

The Bastard says, “Here we go again. A tale as old as time. The forgotten bastard! Where have you been, boy? None of your pissin’ business where I’ve been! Well, you tell me. Who said life’s so hard? Huh? Every man has his struggle. Do you think I don’t know the burden of shame? Isolated, blinded, broken. I almost popped me clogs. But I didn’t~! You’ll never get rid of me, Tony Khan! I’m like a cockroach, an indestructible little bastard, always lurking in the underbelly. I will be back very soon, whether you like it or not. And I am going to drag this festering scrotum of a company into a new age! Because I’m alive, ladies and gentlemen! And doesn’t it feel good to be alive?”

 

Zero Hour – Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Julia Hart & Skye Blue!

The Galaxy’s Greatest Babes with the Power have been meaning to settle things with the Princess of the Black Throne and her little sidekick for some time, so no better time than Revolution! Will Kris & Willow crush the TBS Champion and Chicago Skye? Or will Greensboro see The House Always Wins?

Stokely joins commentary to explain that everyone has miscommunications. He wanted Kris to do things one way, Willow wanted it the other, let’s just drop the issue. The teams sort out and Skye starts against Willow. These two circle, but Julia spooks Willow and that allows Skye to attack! Skye stomps Willow, Willow shoves her away so Skye swing on Kris! Kris ducks the sucker punch, and Willow ROCKS Skye! Willow CHOPS Skye, fans “WOO~!” and then Willow CHOPS again! Tag to Kris and Willow feeds Skye to the shoulder tackle! The fans fire up as Kris whips Skye to a corner. Kris runs in to ROCK and CHOP Skye for herself!

Kris fires forearms and CHOPS over and over! The fans fire up but the ref counts, and Kris lets off at 4. Kris then runs corner to corner, but into a BOOT! Skye runs up, but into a scoop! Skye slips fere, tag to Julia, and the fans fire up as Kris arm-drags Julia down! Kris scoops Julia now, and she SLAMS Julia down! Julia sits up, into a SLIDING LARIAT! Tag to Willow, she runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Willow drags Julia up, suplexes, but Skye saves Julia. Kris ROCKS Skye, then reels her in. Kris & Willow both suplex high and hard! Fans fire up while Kris gets Skye outta the ring and Willow covers Julia, TWO!

Willow keeps cool and hauls Julia up. Willow bumps Julia off buckles, tags Kris, then Kris bumps Julia off more buckles. Kris CLUBS Julia, CHOPS her, then brings her out. Julia fires body shots but Kris powers up to hit a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Kris keeps on Julia and tags Willow back in. They whip Julia to a corner, then Willow runs to back body block! Willow clotheslines Julia, snapmares, but Julia avoids the boot to CHOP BLOCK! Julia RAMS Willow into the corner, tags in Skye, and Julia CHOKES Willow on ropes so Skye can SHINING WIZARD! Skye keeps moving, and she BOOT WASHES Willow down!

Skye waves to Stokely and says that was for him. Stoke says to watch your mouth! Skye covers Willow, TWO! Skye CLUBS Willow, stomps her to the corner, then digs her boot in. The ref counts, Skye lets off, and Julia CHOKES Willow! Skye runs in to ROCK Willow then snapmare her down. Skye KICKS Willow right in the back! Skye pushes Willow around but the fans rally. Willow throws body shots but Skye DECKS her! Skye scuffs Willow, but Willow throws more body shots! Skye ROCKS Willow but the fans fire up! Skye clinches but Willow throws body shots. Skye throws Willow down by her hair!

Skye taunts Kris, CLUBS Willow, then tags in Julia. Julia CHOPS Willow, puts her in another corner, and CHOPS again! Willow turns things around to CHOP! The fans fire up but Julia RAMS Willow into the corner. Tag to Skye and Skye stomps a mudhole! The ref counts, Skye lets off, and she storms back up. Skye stomps Willow, brings her around, but Willow cradle counters! TWO! Skye escapes and LARIATS Willow down! Cover, TWO! Willow stays in this but Skye slaps her! Willow and Skye fire forearms, and then Skye CHOKES Willow on ropes while she shrieks! The ref counts but Skye lets off to bump Willow off buckles.

Skye tags Julia and Julia fires forearms and haymakers on Willow. Julia CLUBS Willow down, digs her boot in, then lets off as the ref counts. Tag back to Skye, they mug Willow then double whip her back into the corner. The fans rally as Julia & Skye double whip again and again! Skye then runs in but Willow dodges her! Willow ducks Julia, but Skye gets a leg! Willow BOOTS Skye & Julia away, hot tag to Kris! The fans fire up as Kris rallies on Skye & Julia! Then she gives them a meeting of the minds! Kris goes up a corner, DOUBLE BACK ELBOW! The fans fire up as Kris kips up and windmills! Kris runs in to UPPERCUT Julia in a corner!

Kris goes corner to corner, UPPERCUT for Skye! Kris goes back to ROCK Julia! And then UPPERCUT for Skye! Kris sends Skye into Julia, LEG SWEEP FLATLINER and a DOUBLE SENTON! Cover on Skye, TWO! Skye stays in this but Kris drags her up. Kris fireman’s carries but Skye fights free. Skye waistlocks, Kris switches but Julia tags in before the O’Conner, CHAOS THEORY! Fans fire up but Julia runs in, BLINDSLIDE LARIAT! Julia drags Kris up by her hair, and reels her in for the HARTLESS LOCK! Kris tips it to a cover! TWO, and Kris RAMS Julia into the corner! Willow tags in and Kris RAMS Julia more!

Kris winds up, Julia dodges the haymaker but Willow ROCKS her instead! Kris & Willow double whip Julia but she ducks the double lariat, and Skye DOUBLE CROSSBODIES! But she gets caught, literally! DOUBLE FALL AWAY SLAM! The fans are thunderous as Kris then scoops Julia and puts her in a Tree of Woe, trapping Skye! Willow runs in, Julia sits up so Skye takes the CANNONBALL! Willow puts Julia back in the Tree, deadlifts her out of it, and then RAMS her into the buckles, OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE! Julia stands up, Willow runs in, but Julia drop toeholds her into ropes! Skye runs up but Willow avoids the knee!

Kris YANKS Skye down and Skye bounces off the apron! Julia runs up at Willow, but Willow wrenches and fireman’s carries, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Julia survives and Stoke is frustrated for his team. Skye and Kris brawl, Skye ROCKS Kris and SUPERKICKS! Willow gives Julia a short arm LARIAT! And another! Julia ELBOWS Willow, brings her around, tag to Skye. Willow still picks Julia up for a SPINEBUSTER, then sits her up to reel her in! Gut wrench and BABE WITH THE- SUNSET BOMB! Skye SUPERKICKS! Cover, TWO!! Skye is furious and the fans fire up! Skye fireman’s carries, but Willow fights that off.

Willow shoves Skye to a corner, runs up, but Skye dodges. Skye runs in but into a BOOT! Willow goes up, and she MISSILE DROPKICKS Skye! Hot tags to Kris and Julia! Kris and Julia fire shots back and forth, fast and furious! Kris kicks, Julia ducks and ROCKS her! But Kris shoves Julia to a corner. Julia BOOTS Kris right down! Julia then climbs up, for the MOONSAULT! Cover, Willow breaks it!! Stokely is fired up but the fans are torn. Julia glares at Willow as Willow taunts her. Julia clamps onto Kris with an armlock but Willow storms in. Skye BOOTS her down! Skye then MISSILE DROPKICKS Willow to the floor!

Julia drags Kris around, SMACKS her off the mat, then tags Skye back in. Skye kicks Kris around, brings her up and puts her on ropes. Skye ROCKS Kris, she and Julia double whip, but Kris ducks the line, breaks the line, and DOUBLE LARIATS in return! Tag to Willow so she can BOOT Skye! Skye SUPERKICKS! Willow BOOTS again, then ENZI- NO, Skye dodges, runs, and hops on! CODE- NO, POOOOUNCE! PERIOD!! The fans are thunderous again, and Willow grabs at Skye from the apron. Gut wrench, but Julia runs in! Kris SHOTGUNS Julia out, so Willow can hit BABE WITH THE POWERBOMB!! Cover, Kris & Willow win!

Winners: Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale, by pinfall

Stokely says if you’ll excuse him, and he leaves commentary to celebrate with his team. They got on the same page, got the win, and have humbled the TBS Champion, if only for now. But the question is, who will be moving up to challenge the champ down the line?

 

AEW TNT Championship: Christian Cage w/ The Patriarchy VS Daniel Garcia!

Captain Charisma will deny it up and down, but he did lose this title to the Rated R Superstar at Worlds End, then he bullied Killswitch/Luchasaurus in handing over his anytime-anywhere title match contract to get it back. Will that same insurance policy through emotional abuse come through for him tonight? Or will nothing save him from Red Death?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is the true Face of TNT!

The bell rings and the fans rally up for Garcia, but Christian stays in a corner. Christian frowns and finally circles with Garcia. They tie up, go around, and are in a deadlock. They go low, then back up, and end up on ropes. The ref counts, neither man lets go and they end up in the ropes. Christian finally lets off and backs away, but the fans still rally for Garcia. Garcia and Christian reset, tie up again, and Christian waistlocks to then trip Garcia and float to a facelock. Garcia endures the grind, moves around and fights to his feet. Garcia wrenches free for an ELBOW BREAKER, then he headlocks.

Christian powers up and out but Garcia runs him over! The fans fire up as Christian flounders away, then boo as he bails out. Christian regroups with The Patriarchy and huddles up. He tells the cameraman to bug off so they can talk strategy. The Patriarchy breaks huddle and Christian makes his way back into the ring. Garcia and Christian circle, feel things out, and tie up. They’re in another deadlock, but Christian uses his height for leverage. Christian puts Garcia in a corner, but Garcia digs his feet in and pushes Christian back! The fans fire up as Garcia puts Christian in another corner! The ref counts, Christian powers Garcia back to center and then headlocks.

Garcia powers up and out but Christian runs Garcia over! Things speed up, and Christian falls! Is that a fake out or did he really tweak an ankle? The ref has Garcia stay back but fans are calling BS, too. And then Christian pokes Garcia in the eye! The ref reprimands and the fans boo because they knew all along. Christian goes to the apron so he can HOTSHOT Garcia down! Fans boo but Mother Shayna applauds and high-fives Papa Christian. Christian storms in, avoids Garcia’s wild punch and throws down fists. Christian stomps Garcia around then soaks up the heat. Christian mocks Greensboro like he can’t hear them, then he stalks Garcia to a corner.

Garcia fires haymakers in return, but Christian knees low! Christian turns Garcia for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Garcia toughs it out but Christian CHOKES him on ropes! Garcia punches at the knee but Christian lets off at 4. The fans boo but The Patriarchy applauds. Christian stands Garcia up to snapmare and then ELBOW him down! Christian mocks the Garcia dance, then just flexes. The fans boo more but Christian CLAWS at Garcia’s face! The ref counts, Christian lets off, then chinlocks and digs his knee into Garcia’s back. The fans rally, Garcia fights up and he throws body shots! Garcia fires off from all sides in the corner!

The fans fire up, Garcia climbs up, but Christian SHOVES Garcia down to the floor! Then Christian SUPER CROSSBODIES! Credit to Christian for going high risk, and both men are down on the outside. The ring count climbs, but Nick & Killswitchasaurus are there to check on Christian. Christian stands at 5 of 10 but Garcia follows. Christian brings Garcia around at 7 and puts him in at 8. Christian still wants to end this in the ring, and he slaps Garcia around. “You want my championship? Make your father proud!” Christian CHOKES Garcia on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts.

The fans rally for Garcia but Christian chicken wings. Garcia slips free to CHOP BLOCK! Garcia gets the leg, to GROUND DRAGON SCREW! And then he STOMPS that leg! Now Christian’s ankle must really be bothering him! And therefore, ANKLE LOCK! Christian rolls and kicks free, kicks low and he TOSSES Garcia out! Christian actually hobbles now, and Garcia gets in, only for Christian to TOSS him out the other side! Christian walks off the pain while Garcia slowly rises. Christian sees Garcia drag himself up to the apron, and then BLASTS Garcia back to the floor! The fans boo but Christian seems to want the count-out now.

The count climbs, Garcia flounders around at 3 of 10, and drags himself up at 5! Christian ROCKS Garcia, to then HOTSHOT him back down! The count restarts, Nick wants it to be faster but the ref tells him to shut it. Garcia rises again at 7, but Christian POSTS him! Garcia falls again and the count resets. Garcia drags himself up at 4 of 10, but Nick runs in! Garcia TOSSES Nick into the timekeeper’s area! No Champion’s Advantage by disqualification for Christian! Garcia flounders over, we’re at 7 of 10! Garcia rises and steps in at 9, only for Christian to throw hands! Garcia hits back and the fans fire up!

The shots go back and forth, Garcia fires off a flurry! Then he climbs up to CLUB away on Christian! Christian staggers away, Garcia whips, but Christian reverses. Garcia ducks ‘n’ dodges to LEAPING LARIAT! Christian goes to a corner, Garcia pulls the turtleneck up and over Christian’s face! Christian can’t see as Garcia rains down the fists! The fans count along, all the way to nine, and then Garcia does his dance on Christian’s face! And then TEN! The fans fire up while Christian gets the turtleneck out of the way. Garcia runs but Christian ELBOWS him away. Christian goes up, but Garcia gets him for a SUPER DRAGON SCREW!

Garcia reels Christian in but Christian back drops, only for Garcia to sunset flip! TWO, and Garcia hurries to Oklahoma Roll! TWO, and Christian hits low! Christian CHOKES Garcia on the ropes! The ref counts, Christian hops off and then has to slide out because of the bad leg. But Garcia blocks the uppercut to ROCK Christian! Garcia then aims to WRECK Christian with a dropkick! Christian staggers around, Garcia whips him into steel steps! Christian tumbles up and over, but Luchasaurus shouts at Garcia. Garcia glares at the dinosaur, then chases after Christian. Mother Shayna acts as an obstacle, but Garcia still pursues Christian into the ring.

Christian asks for mercy from Garcia, but the fans boo. Garcia blocks the cheap kick, but Christian blocks the uppercut! Christian chicken wings the arms but Garcia elbows free. So Christian dragon sleepers for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Garcia stays in this but Christian says he’s going up. The fans boo but Christian climbs. DIVING HEADBUTT but Garcia dodges, and has the ANKLE LOCK!! Christian flails, reaches out, but Garcia drags him away from ropes! Christian scrambles around, rolls and sends Garcia away. Garcia comes back but into a mule kick! Christian goes up, but Garcia waistlocks!

Garcia pries Christian from the corner, and hits the SAIDO! Cover, TWO! Christian stays in this but Garcia reels him in. Christian trips Garcia, to CATAPULT him into buckles! Christian distracts the ref while crawling away, and Luchasaurus grabs Garcia’s throat! JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM!! The fans boo as Luchasaurus gets away with one! Christian climbs up, to FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives and The Patriarchy is furious! Luchasaurus is so mad, he throws off his shoulder pad! But wait, DADDY MAGIC attacks! The fans are thunderous as Menard RAMS Luchasaurus into the apron, then POSTS him!

But then Menard turns around and Mother Shayna stares him down. Daddy Magic dares her to do something, but she just laughs. Menard blocks the slap! But Luchasaurus is up! Menard fires off hands on Luchasaurus and they go up the ramp! The fans cheer as Menard takes away the rook on Christian’s chessboard! Christian still aims, runs in, but the bad leg stops the spear! Garcia gets Christian with a PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!? Christian survives and shocks everyone! Even Shayna didn’t think he’d kick out! Christian drags himself to ropes, he grabs the arms, but Garcia powers through to jackknife bridge! ROPEBREAK!!

The fans boo but Garcia miscalculated! Shayna distracts the ref, Nick hits a CUTTER in the ropes!! Christian chicken wings Garcia for the KILLSWITCH!! Cover, Christian wins!

Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)

The rook was taken, but Garcia forgot about the pawn! With all these pieces on the board, will anyone ever knock Captain Charisma off his throne?

 

AEW Continental Triple Crown Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Bryan Danielson!

Speaking of thrones, The Mad King still holds the three belts that define this modern American Triple Crown. But even more than these titles, he is looking to win Bryan’s respect. Will Eddie slay the American Dragon and make him shake his hand? Or will Bryan make his last year as a wrestler a golden one?

Renee Paquette is at gorilla with Eddie, saying tonight is all about respect, and perhaps the lack thereof from Bryan, who crowned Eddie “The King of the Bums.” Eddie is the first Continental Crown Champion, and he dedicates tonight’s match to Jun Akiyama. The music hits and Eddie heads out. The introductions are made, the three belts are raised, and we see who leaves Greensboro holding them all!

The bell rings and the fans fire up as Eddie and Bryan stare down. The two circle, feel things out, and test the waters. They circle, knuckle lock, but Bryan kicks! Eddie shrugs that off to give a kick of his own. Bryan kicks again and Eddie hobbles away. The fans rally and duel as the two reset. They tie up collar ‘n’ elbow, Eddie puts Bryan in a corner, but the ref counts. Eddie lets off slowly, but Bryan avoids the chop to CHOP! Bryan dodges the chop again, and Eddie shrugs that off. Eddie and Bryan circle again, test the waters again, and Bryan connects with a kick to the knee! Eddie hobbles back and Bryan soaks up the cheers and jeers.

Eddie scowls and resets with Bryan. Eddie dares Bryan to kick, so Bryan kicks the leg! Eddie still eggs Bryan on, then blocks the kick to fire off body shots! They end up in a corner, Bryan avoids the chop to CHOP! Eddie just shouts at Bryan and storms up on him! Bryan and Eddie feel things out, Bryan avoids another chop. Eddie keeps pushing forward, but Bryan blocks the chop! Bryan reels Eddie in for a fireman’s carry takeover, cover, ONE! Bryan clinches Eddie on the mat but Eddie fights around. Eddie gets his leg guard up but Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! Eddie snarls as he stands back up.

Bryan and Eddie circle as the fans rally up again. They tie up, Eddie snapmares and KICKS! And CHOPS! And KICKS! And CHOPS! Bryan blocks that chop, Eddie stands him up to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Bryan blocks again but Eddie powers him to the corner, for CHOP after CHOP! MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Bryan blocks the last one, so Eddie HEADBUTTS! And SAIDOS! The fans fire up while Bryan bails out. Eddie hobbles but he builds speed to DIVE! Down goes Bryan but Eddie clutches the bad leg. Perhaps that was double-edged but Eddie still brings Bryan to the apron. And he CHOPS again!

Eddie CHOPS, CHOPS, but then Bryan ducks! Eddie’s hand hits POST! Bryan then turns Eddie around to FALCON ARROW to the floor! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! The ring count is climbing but Bryan stands at 5 of 10. “This is Awesome!” already as Bryan drags Eddie up. Bryan wrenches the and bends the fingers, then drags Eddie into the ring with the wristlock. Bryan shifts to top wristlock, and he bends the fingers! Eddie has the ROPEBREAK, but Bryan doesn’t let go! Bryan isolates the arm to STOMP it! Eddie leans on ropes, Bryan goes up the corner, and Bryan MISSILE DROPKICKS the shoulder!

Eddie rests against ropes again, and Bryan KICKS him! And KICKS! And then goes up a corner, to MISSILE DROPKICK Eddie down! The fans rally and duel while Bryan grabs the bad arm and twists the wrist. Bryan bends the fingers, tortures the entire arm, then isolates it again. Bryan STOMPS it again! Eddie clutches the elbow while fans are torn. Bryan doesn’t hesitate, he goes up the corner. Eddie stands, Bryan leaps, but Eddie catches him! EXPLODER! There’s part of the shoutout to Jun Akiyama! The fans fire up again while Eddie shakes out the bad arm. Bryan stands, and Eddie CHOPS!

Eddie clutches the arm, that chop was double-edged. Bryan runs up, Eddie clinches again, but Bryan wrenches the bad arm. Eddie refuses to be brought down and he DDTS Bryan! Cover, TWO, but Eddie clamps on the STRETCH PLUM! Bryan endures, and he powers free of Eddie’s bad arm! Bryan twists the wrist again, wrangles Eddie down, and once again isolates the arm! But Eddie rolls back to sit up and facelock! Bryan wrenches free of that, but ends up getting HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS from Eddie! Eddie uses the BCC signature, then he half nelsons Bryan. Bryan resists, arm-drags free, and then runs up to DROPKICK in the corner!

Eddie stays standing and the fans fire up. Bryan pie faces Eddie, then KICKS! Bryan goes corner to corner to DROPKICK again! Eddie wobbles, Bryan KICKS him! Bryan runs again, but Eddie dodges! Bryan tumbles, Eddie runs up, but Bryan gets around to full nelson! Eddie drops but Bryan KICKS him! Bryan then drags Eddie up, to DRAGON SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives and the fans fire up again! Bryan seethes, and he paces around Eddie. Bryan grabs the bad arm, stands Eddie up and wrenches, to ELBOW BREAKER! Eddie backs up to a corner, and Bryan CHOPS! And KICKS! And CHOPS!

Bryan KICKS and CHOPS Eddie again, then HEADBUTTS! Bryan hoists Eddie up top, climbs up after him, but Eddie fires headbutts in return! Bryan falls back, but comes right back, only to get forearms! Bryan drops back again, but then runs up to DROPKICK! Eddie stays up top but he’s dazed now. Bryan climbs up the corner again, stands Eddie up and underhooks him, for a SUPER BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Then a roll into the omoplata! Eddie fights but Bryan shifts to make this a modified RINGS OF SATURN! Eddie endures, even though his bad arm is being pulled way back! The fans rally as hard as they can, and Eddie fights around!

Eddie gets his bad arm free, then pushes his way to the ROPEBREAK! The fans are torn but Bryan lets go cleanly. Bryan scowls, then sits Eddie up. Bryan bends the fingers, then throws HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! The fans duel, “YES!” “NO!” Eddie is a bobblehead, so Bryan brings him up. But Eddie fights the suplex and ENZIGIRIS! Then URAKEN!! Even though it was the bad arm! Bryan runs up, Eddie catches him! NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Eddie is frustrated, but the fans rally back up! Eddie and Bryan slowly rise, and Eddie goes to ropes.

Eddie storms his way back to Bryan as the fans duel. Eddie hauls Bryan up but Bryan slips free of the Canadian Rack, but runs into an URAKEN!! Bryan goes to the corner, runs up, and he PENALTY KICKS the bad arm! Then “YES! YES! YES!” from Bryan before the BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, TWO?!?! Eddie survives and shocks everyone! Bryan grabs the arms, he stands over Eddie, and he rains down DRAGON STOMPS! Eddie sputters but Bryan just stomps more! Then Bryan drags Eddie into the TRIANGLE HOLD! Eddie flails, grabs at Bryan but Bryan bends the fingers! Eddie claws at Bryan, CLUBS him, but Bryan just squeezes tighter!

Eddie is turning red while the fans fire up both ways! The ref checks Eddie, and Eddie comes back to life! Eddie drags Bryan back with him, and has the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets go and reminds us all, he has ’til five. Bryan is frustrated and maybe confused as how Eddie survives, but the fans continue to duel. Bryan waits on Eddie to sit up, and he KICKS! Eddie snarls and glares at Bryan. Bryan KICKS Eddie, but Eddie brings down the straps! Eddie eggs Bryan on, so Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! Eddie tries to grab at Bryan but Bryan just KICKS him again! And BUZZ- NO, Eddie swats it!

Bryan tries again, Eddie ducks it and HALF ‘N’ HALF! Bryan’s right up!! SHOULDER CAPTURE PLEX! But Eddie’s right up! HALF ‘N’ HALF again!! Bryan tumbles away and the fans are thunderous! It’s a standing ovation! Eddie and Bryan stir, “This is Awesome!” Eddie and Bryan sit up, then lean on each other as they stand. They trade body shots and palm strikes, and Eddie fires a flurry! Bryan returns it, the shots continue to go back and forth. Eddie uses his one good hand to SLAP and CHOP Bryan around! Bryan wobbles, and Eddie reels him in! But the bad arm won’t let him lift, so Eddie gives Bryan KAWADA KICKS!

Bryan SLAPS! And SLAPS! And SLAPS again! Bryan winds up, but Eddie JABS! And then paint brushes with the good hand! Eddie reels Bryan in, but Bryan back drops free! Bryan aims from the corner, “YES! YES! YES!” BUSAIKU- LARIAT!! Eddie hauls Bryan up, and POWERBOMBS! High stack, EDDIE WINS!!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall (still AEW Continental Triple Crown Champion)

The fans again give this a standing ovation because The Mad King keeps his crown! Eddie stands to bow in respect to Greensboro, but the real moment of truth is: Will Bryan show respect to Eddie? Bryan slowly sits back up, perhaps coming to terms with reality. Eddie waits, and Bryan hears the fans chant, “Shake His Hand! Shake His Hand!” Bryan looks down at himself, then up at Eddie. Eddie steps forward, and says forget it. Bryan isn’t doing it, so why is he sticking around? But then Bryan says hold on. Bryan stands, and holds out his hand! Eddie steps forward, but Bryan pulls it away. Fans boo but Bryan says hold on, hold on.

Bryan says Eddie really is that good, and he shakes Eddie’s hand! Bryan raises Eddie’s hand in victory and respect, and the fans cheer! The American Dragon finally shows The Mad King respect, is this another turning point in Eddie’s career?

 

All-Star Scramble: Chris Jericho VS Lance Archer VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Wardlow VS Hook VS Brian Cage VS Magnus VS Dante Martin!

While a Triple Threat determines the AEW World Championship later tonight, a massive 8 Man free-for-all decides who is next in line! The Ocho, The Murderhawk Monster, the Don Callis Family’s force of nature, the Undisputed Kingdom’s War Dog, the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, The Machine, the CMLL Mexican National Tag Team Champion, or Top Flight’s Angel Dorado. That is quite the all-star line-up, but who becomes a true star after tonight?

Given how much The Undisputed Kingdom has riding on this match, Matt Taven, Mike Bennett and even ADAM COLE BAYBAY are here to accompany Wardlow to the ring. But even so, the Greensboro choir still sings Judas for Jericho. The bell rings and it is chaos! Wardlow and Hobbs mug Jericho, Archer is after Magnus, and Cage TOSSES Dante so he can go after Hook! Archer stomps Magnus in a corner, Jericho’s literally on the ropes, and Cage has Hook in a corner. Jericho falls out, Archer TOSSES Magnus out, and then Cage carries Hook around! Cage TOSSES Hook onto Jericho! And fans fire up for “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!”

Archer, Cage, Hobbs and Wardlow all have a corner, we might get Meat Madness after all! The fans fire up as these behemoths all eye each other. Wardlow and Cage have a quick flex-off, but then Hobbs joins in. The fans fire up, Archer says he can’t see any of them down there. The flexing continues, but then Cage eggs everyone on. Archer and Cage RAM shoulders at the same time Wardlow and Hobbs RAM each other! No one falls, they all egg each other on, so Cage and Hobbs RAM Archer and Wardlow! Archer and Wardlow RAM Cage and Hobbs! Cage and Hobbs run to LARIAT, but Archer and Wardlow don’t fall!

The fans chant “MEAT!” with each collision as Archer and Wardlow LARIAT back! All four men stay up so the “MEAT!” LARIATS fly! Cage gets around Archer, Archer ELBOWS Cage but Cage SUPERKICKS! Archer BOOTS Cage down! Wardlow dodges Hobbs to BOOT him, then clothesline him up and out! Archer then shoves Wardlow as the fans chant “MEAT FOREVER!” The forearms fly back and forth, the fans continue with “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” Wardlow ROCKS Archer, whips him to a corner, then runs in, but Archer dodges! Archer comes back to ELBOW Wardlow! Archer knuckle locks and goes up the corner!

The fans chant “BEAT THAT MEAT!” as Archer goes Old School, and MOONSAULTS! The fans fire up and then Hobbs runs in! Archer BOOTS Hobbs, ROCKS him, and knuckle locks again! Archer goes back up and again goes Old School! But Hobbs catches Archer to a SPINEBUSTER! But Cage is back, he fireman’s carries! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Wardlow storms in to fireman’s carry! Cage slips free, shoves, but Wardlow ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! The fans are thunderous, but Jericho is back to CODE BREAKER! Fans boo the end to the meaty goodness and Jericho covers, but Hook breaks it!

Magnus gets in, he and Hook throw hands, and then Dante joins in! Jericho CHOPS Hook so Hook CHOPS Jericho! Magnus and Dante go back and forth with CHOPS of their own! Jericho says they can meat it up, and they all run. They RAM shoulders, and this is more like Lean Meat Madness! They go again, RAM into each other, and Jericho says again! They keep going, they RAM some more, then they BLAST the behemoths off the apron! Jericho goes up to CROSSBODY Hobbs down! Hook, Dante and Magnus look around, just as aware of the monsters as of each other. Dante DIVES to take out Wardlow! Magnus TORNILLOS Archer!

Hook isn’t a flyer, but he figures what the hell, it’s Revolution! Hook goes up and SUPER CROSSBODIES Cage! The fans fire up as all eight men are down around ringside! Dante and Magnus return, Dante kicks and whips. Magnus reverses, runs up, but Dante puts him on the apron. Magnus GAMANGIRIS, goes up, but Dante GAMANGIRIS back! Wardlow and Archer return, Wardlow kicks Archer and puts him in a corner. Meanwhile, Hobbs climbs a corner while Jericho slides in! Jericho ROCKS Hobbs first, goes up after him, Cage SMACKS Hook off the apron! Cage gets in, and he drags Hook up! Dante SUPERPLEXES Magnus!

Jericho SUPERPLEXES Hobbs! Wardlow SUPER DUPER PLEXES Archer! And then Cage deadlift SUPERPLEXES Hook! Dante is back up to MAMBA SPLASH Cage! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives and Dante can’t believe it! Hook and Archer bails out, as does Wardlow. Cage follows suit, Magnus soon after. Dante and Jericho are still in the ring. Jericho runs up, Dante goes up and over and Jericho hits ropes! Dante then FLIES out onto Cage! Dante builds speed, but he doesn’t quite clear the ropes! He still tumbles his way into taking out Hobbs and Archer! Dante then goes right back up to CROSSBODY Jericho! Cover, TWO!!

Magnus gets in, he runs up, gets around Dante and drop toeholds! Then he dials it up, 619! Then slingshot  somersault CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Dante survives but Magnus runs up to get around and underhook! BUTTERFLY BACKBREAKER! The fans rally with Magnus and he runs to clothesline Dante in a corner! Magnus sits Dante down, runs up, METEORA! Magnus drags Dante to the drop zone, goes up, but Archer STEP-UP KNEES! Archer positions Magnus for a SUPER HIP TOSS! The fans fire up as Archer storms around. Archer choke grips to CHOKE SLAM Magnus! Cover, TWO!! Archer is furious but the ref defends his count!

Archer storms after Magnus, puts him up top and ROCKS him! Then he crucifix lifts, but Jericho kicks Archer! Archer kicks Jericho, but Magnus CLUBS Archer! Jericho & Magnus DOUBLE SUPLEX Archer! Jericho and Magnus run, DOUBLE LIONSAULTS!! The fans are thunderous and Jericho makes the cover, TWO!! Hobbs CLOBBERS Jericho, SPLASHES Magnus, but Arche clamps on! Hobbs breaks free, runs and LEAPING LARIATS! Hobbs scoops Archer for a POWERSLAM! But Dante is back! Hobbs ducks the enzigiri but Dante rolls, runs, into a SNAP POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!

Cage SUPERKICKS Hobbs, runs up and UPPERCUTS! LARIAT! Wrench and SAIDO! Cage fires up, but Hook is here! The fans fire up and these two fire off! Hook gets the edge but Cage kicks low! Hook gets around, but Cage fights the T-Bone Plex! Short arm LARIAT! Wardlow is back, he ducks the discus lariat to GERMAN SUPLEX! Archer waistlocks, Wardlow switches, GERMAN SUPLEX! Magnus is back, GERMAN SUPLEX for him! Dante runs up, Wardlow SUPERKICKS, then GERMAN SUPLEXES! The fans fire up as Wardlow SPINEBUSTERS Cage, rolls him into position, but Hook hops on! REDRUM!!

Wardlow lets Cage go to claw at the hold, but he’s fading fast! Hook even has the body scissors!! Jericho hurries to get the legs! Jericho turns Wardlow over, WALLS OF JERICHO!! Wardlow endures double submissions, but Cage SUPERKICKS Jericho down! Cage pries Hook off of Cage, fireman’s carries, but Hook slips free! Jericho BOOTS Cage into Hook’s GERMAN SUPLEX! Jericho and Hook, the oldest and the youngest, stare down. The fans fire up but Jericho CHOPS away! Jericho whips, Hook kicks back! Jericho swings, into the EL CAMINO! Hook runs up again, wrenches, and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!!!

Jericho just barely gets outta that, and Hobbs TOSSES Hook! Hobbs ROCKS Jericho, whips him to a corner, then runs in. Jericho dodges, Hobbs’ splash puts him on the apron! Jericho triangle jump DROPKICKS Hobbs down! Jericho hurries out  after Hobbs but Hobbs hits back! Hobbs scoops, to WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM to the floor! The straps come down, and Hobbs gears up. Hobbs runs in, into A DRY ICE MACHINE?!? The fog blinds Hobbs while the hardware knocks him down! Cage gets Hook back in the ring, runs corner to corner, but Hook BOOTS him! Cage swings again, Hook dodges, but runs into a JUMP KNEE!

Cage fireman’s carries, but Wardlow gets in. Cage F5s Hook, but Wardlow kicks Cage! Cage wrenches out, JUMP KNEE! Cage spins, into a HEADBUTT! Wardlow winds up to LARIAT!! Wardlow reels Cage in, hoists him up, POWERBOMB!! Dante rolls Wardlow up, TWO!! SUPESRKICK! Magnus is back but Dante has him for the HALF NELSON BOMB! But Archer drags Dante right off the cover! Dante breaks free but Archer LARIATS him down! Archer then hauls Dante up for an APRON- NO, Dante slips free to GAMANGIRI! Dante springboards, NOSEDIVE!! Cover, TWO!! Dante hurries to run, but Wardlow POUNCES him outta the air!!

Wardlow clotheslines Archer up and out, then he roars! But Hook is back, for REDRUM!! Wardlow throws Hook off, HEADBUTTS then wind-up LARIATS!! Wardlow hauls Dante back up, reels him in, and hits the LAST RIDE!!! Cover, Wardlow wins!!

Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the AEW World Championship)

Wardlow promised it, and he kept that promise! Samoa Joe, Swerve Strickland and Hangman Page better be ready, because whoever wins tonight will be in for a war!

 

AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom!

Speaking of the Undisputed Kingdom, they’ve been throwing everything at Best Friends, all in hopes of taking this title away from Cassidy. Freshly Squeezed may be bandaged and bruised, but will he continue to find a way to win? Or is this where the Savior of the Backbreaker beats the pulp out of him once and for all?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if this title becomes undisputed!

The bell rings and Strong runs up but Cassidy gets under! Ghost pin, TWO!! Strong dodges the orange Punch, Cassidy dodges the lariat but Strong fights the hooks. Strong suplexes, Cassidy cradle counters, TWO! Things keep moving, and Cassidy goes Matrix! But Strong stops Cassidy from getting hands in pockets, and hits a BACKBREAKER! Cassidy stands into a CHOP! Cassidy bails out and the fans rally but Strong pursues. Strong CHOPS Cassidy, CHOPS again, and then gives him a RAILING BACKBREAKER! The fans boo but Strong eggs them on. Strong drags Cassidy up to CLUB him down.

The ring count climbs, Strong puts Cassidy in. Strong then has Cassidy on the apron, CLUBS him, and lifts, but Cassidy HOTSHOTS while he gets fere! Cassidy then DIVES and Strong hits barriers! The fans fire up as Cassidy puts Strong in. Cassidy climbs and CROSSBODIES! But his ribs won’t let him cover! Strong lifts Cassidy for the atomic SLAM! Strong drags Cassidy back up, for another BACKBREAKER! And then another BACKBREAKER! And another! Cassidy endures as Strong hits another BACKBREAKER! And then one more BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Cassidy isn’t broken yet but Strong CLUBS him in the ribs.

Strong puts Cassidy in a corner, CHOPS him, and Cassidy sputters as he flounders against ropes. The fans boo, Strong tells them to shut up, and he CHOPS Cassidy again! Strong drags Cassidy up, whips him corner to corner hard, and Cassidy falls in a heap! Strong mockingly asks, “How’s it feel?” Strong drags Cassidy right up, shoves him in a corner, and he fires forearms into the ribs! Strong taunts Cassidy, “You like this?” And he CHOPS again! The fans chant “Roddy Sucks!” but he says Cassidy sucks. Strong whips corner to corner again, Cassidy tumbles up and out and bumps Strong off buckles!

Cassidy goes side to side with buckle bumps and back again! Forearm, buckle bump, repeat! The fans fire up as Cassidy fires off then dribbles away! Strong falls back, Cassidy grits his teeth and the fans rally. Cassidy climbs but Strong ROCKS him first. Strong climbs up and gut wrenches Cassidy for a SUPER BUCKLE BACKBREAKER!! The fans lose their minds while Cassidy writhes and flounders on the floor! Strong goes out to fetch Cassidy, pushes him into the ring and brings him to a corner, to bend Cassidy against the post! The ref counts and the fans boo, but Strong lets go at 4.

Strong storms into the ring to mock the fans, “This is your champ?!” Strong kicks Cassidy around and eggs him on. The fans boo but Strong keeps mocking Cassidy. Strong smirks as he kicks and stomps at Cassidy, then brings him up. Strong CHOPS, but Cassidy stays up! Cassidy shakes his head, stands up tall, and Strong CHOPS again! Cassidy drops to his knees and Strong eggs the fans on. Strong stands Cassidy up, but Cassidy drops before the chop! Strong is amused, and he brings Cassidy back up. Cassidy slips under, ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but the DDT is blocked! GUTBUSTER! Or maybe more a rib breaker!

Strong suplexes, but into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Strong still gets another BACKBREAKER in! The fans rally, Strong gets the legs, BOSTON CRAB! Cassidy endures as Strong sits deep, but Cassidy reaches out! Cassidy crawls, the fans rally, and Cassidy has the ROPEBREAK! Strong lets go at 4, then he storms back up. Strong blocks a kick and he YANKS Cassidy into a BACKBREAKER! And then the STRONG HOLD! The knee digs into the back and ribs, but Cassidy refuses to give up! The fans rally harder and Cassidy fights his way back around! He twists, but Strong makes it a cover! ONE and Cassidy BOOTS Strong away!

Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirls and DDTS! Both men are down but Cassidy gets to the apron! Cassidy climbs and leaps, DEEP IMPACT!! Cover, TWO! Strong survives and Cassidy grits his teeth. The fans rally as Cassidy rises, and he “unleashes” kicks on Strong. Then he ramps up to stomp and stomp and stomp! The fans fire up as Cassidy fires off! Cassidy then waits on Strong to get up, and he goes back to a corner. Cassidy aims again, and he’s copying Adam Cole! PANAMA SUNRISE!!! Cover, TWO!! Strong survives Cole’s best move but Cassidy loads up his. The elbow pad is off, but Strong catches Cassidy, HALF NELSON BACKBREAKER!

Strong underhooks Cassidy, but Cassidy Alabama Lifts! Strong fights that to STRONG KNEE! Strong keeps moving, ORANGE PUNCH!! The fans are thunderous as Cassidy staggers back to Alabama Lift, but the back gives up! Cassidy uses ropes for support, BEACH BREAK!! But Cassidy has to crawl to the cover, ROPEBREAK!! Strong survives by a literal foot and Cassidy can’t believe it! The fans rally and Cassidy goes back to a corner. Cassidy reloads again, but that back is holding him back. Cassidy gets frustrated, the fans rally harder, and Cassidy stands! STRONG KNEE!! END OF HEARTACHE!!! Cover, RODDY WINS!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (NEW AEW International Champion)

Taven & Bennett celebrate with Strong, because now the Undisputed Kingdom has even more gold! And perhaps the most shocking of all, Strong did this one clean! Is nothing going to stop them from making AEW their kingdom? WAIT! IS THAT KYLE O’REILLY!? The fans are thunderous as Kyle has returned to AEW and is staring down his former friend! But then he smiles, and hugs it out with Roddy! Bennett hands Kyle his shirt to make this official! Kyle takes the shirt, and he is really emotional. Kyle then puts the shirt back on Strong and whispers something to him. Kyle is happy to see Roddy again, but is he not Undisputed?

 

FTR VS Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli!

Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler are former tag team champions from not just AEW but ROH, AAA and WWE. However, the Blackpool Combat Club has had similar accomplishments, so they don’t see what the fuss is all about. Will Dax & Cash still be #TopGuys after tonight? Or is there about to be a Paradigm Shift in the world of tag team wrestling?

Speaking of tag team wrestling, The Maniac & The Swiss Superman are saying ohhhhhh, what a rush! They’re dressed like the Road Warriors, Hawk & Animal! They’ve been taking shots at FTR honoring the past, is this their parody of it? The teams sort out and Dax starts against Claudio. Dax paces around but Claudio stays put like a statue. The two tie up, Dax headlocks, but Claudio powers up and out. Dax ducks ‘n’ dodges, then cradles, TWO! Claudio has the cradle, ONE!! The two reset and the fans rally. Claudio and Dax tie up, Claudio headlocks but Dax powers out. Claudio sunset flips, TWO! Dax stacks, TWO!

The fans rally and duel, “FTR!” “BCC!” as Claudio has a sunset flip, TWO! Claudio has a ghost pin, TWO! Dax gets up but Claudio stays close. They cool off, reset, and feel things out. They knuckle lock, but then Claudio UPPERCUTS! Dax goes to a corner, Claudio UPPERCUTS again. Claudio pie faces Dax around, but Dax CHOPS! And CHOPS! And then reels Claudio in, but Claudio fights the suplex! They go around, end up in ropes, the ref calls for a break but they end up in a corner first. The ref gets in there, the two finally let off, but then they start throwing SLAPS! They SLAP and SLAP and Dax wobbles!

The fans fire up, Dax frowns and Claudio eggs him on. Claudio then UPPERCUTS, but Dax CHOPS! Now Claudio wobbles, but he UPPERCUTS! Dax CHOPS, Claudio takes a breath, and he UPPERCUTS! Dax SLAPS, SLAPS and fires fast hands! Claudio hits back, the fans fire up for this scrap, and Claudio UPPERCUTS Dax down! Claudio still has to stagger back and lean against ropes, and he tags out to Moxley. The fans rally up and Dax tags Cash. Cash and Moxley circle, tie up, and Cash headlocks. Moxley powers up and out but Cash runs him over! Cash headlocks to grind Moxley down but Moxley fights up.

Moxley powers Cash to the corner, CHOPS and pie faces on repeat! Then Moxley whips corner to corner but Cash reverses and back drops on the rebound! Cash whips Moxley to DROPKICK him down, then covers, ONE!! Cash CHOPS Moxley, UPPERCUTS him to a corner, and CHOPS again! UPPERCUT! CHOP! Tag to Dax, and FTR mugs Moxley! The fans fire up and Cash lets off to fire Greensboro up more. Dax CHOPS and the fans “WOO~!” Dax whips, Moxley KICKS back, and then Moxley gets Dax over to tag Claudio. The BCC mugs Dax now, and Claudio UPPERCUTS, CHOPS and repeats!

Claudio HEADBUTTS, body shots, and knees low. Claudio whips but Dax kicks back! And RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS! The fans fire up as Dax stomps Claudio, then claws his face into the chinlock, to then ELBOW Claudio in the nose! Tag to Cash, they whip, trip and elbow drop! Then Cash basement dropkicks! Cash HEADBUTTS Claudio to a corner, then CHOPS! Claudio sputters but Cash bumps him off buckles. Cash CHOPS again, then puts Claudio in an open corner to CHOP! Cash climbs up to rain down fists! The fans count along, Cash goes to TEN, but Claudio DUMPS Cash to the apron, then Cash falls to the floor!

The ref has Claudio stay back, but Moxley sneaks in to send Cash into railing! Claudio tags Moxley, and he fetches Cash to then bring him around. Moxley makes Cash straddle the railing! Then Moxley LARIATS Cash down! Cash falls into the front row, but Moxley goes up and over to fetch him. Moxley fires forearms in that corner, but Cash fires back! They brawl, Moxley DUMPS Cash out, and then Moxley gets Cash into the ring. Tag to Claudio and the BCC keeps Cash down. Claudio gut wrenches and SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO! Cash stays in this but Claudio stays on him with a facelock.

Cash endures and the fans rally up. Cash fights up, he carries Claudio, but Claudio cranks the facelock! Cash still pushes forward, but Claudio powers him back. Cash back drops free! But Moxley tags in and he keeps Cash down with a facelock! The fans again duel, “FTR!” “BCC!” Moxley floats, ties up Cash’s legs, then headscissors Cash! Dax runs in to KICK Moxley in the back! Mox is mad but Cash is free to CHOP! Cash fires a forearm but Moxley pokes him in the eye! Tag to Claudio and he KICKS Cash from the ropes! Cover, ONE!! Cash toughs it out but Claudio stomps a hand! The fans rally, Claudio UPPERCUTS into a backslide! TWO!

Tag to Moxley, he and Claudio keep Cash back, then Moxley DECKS Cash! Moxley puts Cash under the ropes to GUILLOTINE him! The ref is busy keeping Dax back, and Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS Cash on the apron! Moxley drags Cash up to CHOP! Moxley puts Cash on the top rope, climbs up after him, and CLAWS Cash’s back! The ref reprimands but Moxley BITES Cash’s forehead! Moxley then SUPERPLEXES Cash down! Cover, TWO! Cash isn’t done yet but Moxley tags Claudio. Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS Cash, covers, TWO! Tag back to Moxley, the BCC mugs Cash, and Cash staggers to a corner.

Moxley stands on Cash’s head, the ref reprimands but Moxley lets off. Moxley talks trash that FTR is nothing! Moxley then goes corner to corner, but Cash LARIATS him down! The fans fire up while both men are down! Moxley flounders away, staggers around, hot tags to Claudio and Dax! Dax JABS, JABS and JABS then fires haymakers! Dax DECKS Moxley, CHOPS and ROCKS Claudio on repeat! Moxley CLUBS Dax, whips him, but Dax reverses to wrench and short arm LARIAT! Claudio runs up, but Dax gets around! O’Conner Roll, TWO! Dax goes up the corner to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!

Dax keeps moving, Claudio pops him up but Dax makes it a cradle! TWO!! Dax kicks low, suplexes, but Claudio slips free! Claudio kicks, reels him in, but Cash makes the save! Dax ROCKS Claudio, tags Cash, and then gets Claudio up! Cash climbs but Claudio powers out! Claudio POSTS Dax while Cash leaps over, but Moxley ROCKS Cash! Cash staggers into a LARIAT from Claudio! Cover, TWO!! Cash survives and Claudio seethes while the fans rally up. Dax is busted open from hitting steel, but Claudio UPPERCUTS Cash! Claudio eggs Cash on, UPPERCUTS him again, and then soaks up the cheers and jeers.

Claudio stands Cash up to UPPERCUT but into a backslide! Claudio fights that, but Dax tags in! Claudio ROCKS Cash but Dax HOTSHOTS! Cash UPPERCUTS then pops Claudio up, DOOMSDAY POWERSLAM COUNTER!! Moxley BODIES Cash outta the ring, Claudio covers Dax, TWO!! Dax is sputtering and his head is spouting blood! Claudio gets Dax up, tags Moxley, and they set up for the ASSISTED AIR RAID CRASH! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives and has a crimson mask. Claudio CLOBBERS Cash while Moxley paces around. Moxley kicks Dax, eggs him on, so Dax stands up. Dax fires a forearm so Moxley gives it back!

The fans rally as the forearms go back and forth! Dax snarls through the pain and the blood, the forearms keep going! Moxley eggs Dax on so Dax JABS! Moxley JABS, they throw shot after shot! Moxley KICKS the leg, runs, but into a POP-UP POWERBOMB! Jackknife bridge, TWO!! Cash kept Claudio outta the ring on that one, but now Claudio boots him back. Claudio runs up, but he’s sent into barriers! Dax dodges Moxley, backslides, TWO! Cash is up, Dax reels Moxley in, MIND BREAKER PILEDRIVER!! Cash DIVES into Claudio, Dax covers Moxley, TWO!! Moxley survives and the fans fire up again!

Dax is frustrated, and that crimson mask continues to grow. Moxley goes to a corner, “This is Awesome!” as Dax storms up. Dax reels Moxley back in, hoists him up top, and then coordinates with Cash. Dax CHOPS Moxley, climbs up after him, but then Claudio UPPERCUTS Cash! Moxley fires body shots, hops down and gets around, and he Electric Chair Lifts Dax! Claudio goes up and up, UPPERCUT DOOMSDAY!! But Cash SPLASHES the cover!! All four men are down and the fans are thunderous! The fans cheer on “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Cash HEADBUTTS Claudio, Moxley and Dax go back to firing forearms.

The brawl is going on, Moxley fires headbutts! But Dax clotheslines Moxley up and out! Then he ROCKS Claudio! Claudio fires shots on Dax, then swings, but is sent to Cash! Claudio blocks a kick to fire uppercuts! But he runs into SHATTER- NO, Claudio catches Dax, Moxley gives Cash a CUTTER! GIANT SWING! Dax goes around and around, a demented sprinkler with all that blood! Moxley DROPKICKS Dax outta the swing! Cover, TWO?!? Dax survives and shocks everyone! Fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow. Moxley BITES Dax’s bloody forehead! Cash sends Claudio into railing!

Moxley puts Dax up top, climbs up after him, and he elbows away at the bloody forehead! Moxley gets TEN, then BITES the wound again!! Dax SPITS in Moxley’s face then ROCKS him! But Claudio’s back to BOOT Dax! Moxley & Claudio both climb up, but Cash SHOVES Claudio down! Cash gets Moxley off the corner, Dax adjusts, BULLDOG BOMB!! Cover, TWO?!? Moxley survives, roars to his feet, but runs into SHATTER MACHINE!!! Cover, Claudio YANKS Dax away!! Cash ROCKS Claudio, builds speed and DIVES into an UPPERCUT! Claudio brings Cash around, reels him in, NEUTRALIZER to the floor!

But Dax gets Claudio, PILEDRIVER to the floor! Dax hurries in, Moxley catches him! PARADIMG- NO, Dax wrenches out! Moxley fights the piledriver, Dax sunset flips, but Moxley rolls Dax! DEATH RIDER!! Moxley crawls to a cover, TWO?!? And ghost pin! TWO!!! Moxley facelocks, then floats, REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Claudio keeps Cash out but Cash kicks and kicks and kicks! Cash gets free, he rushes over but Claudio snatches him into a REAR NAKED CHOKE!! FTR is stuck in double submissions!! The ref checks, Dax is OUT! BCC wins!!

Winners: Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

The Top Guys were just taken out by a couple mean, nasty fighters! Does that mean the Blackpool Combat Club are the elite among the elite in tag team wrestling? Will they be the team primed to go after the tag titles after tonight?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship: “Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Deonna Purrazzo!

Former friends turned bitter enemies is a tale as old as time in pro-wrestling. So then, will the leading lady of AEW take top billing in this 2024 remake of the classic tale? Or will The Virtuosa prove herself the true star of this Women’s Division?

Wait a minute! Deonna said she wanted the old Toni Storm, the rock ‘n’ roll and tough as nails Toni, and… Oh, wait, that’s Mariah May cosplaying. Well, she IS a superfan, so she’s got the moves down. “Timeless” Toni now makes her entrance. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who lives the Hollywood ending!

The bell rings and the fans rally up as the two stare down. Deonna and Toni circle, tie up, and Toni arm-drags! Then she poses and the fans cheer. Deonna shrugs that off and resets with Toni. The fans duel as the two feel things out. They knuckle lock, then double knuckle lock, then Deonna wrenches and wrangles and arm-drags Toni away! Deonna takes a bow while the fans are torn. Toni kicks the ropes in frustration, then circles with Deonna again. Toni gets around to waistlock, but Deonna wrenches to wristlock back. Toni moves around, slips through, wrenches and wristlocks and wrangles Deonna.

Deonna rolls, stands, powers through and headlocks for the takeover. The fans cheer, Toni pulls hair and headscissors. Deonna turns Toni over, ties up the legs, and floats to slap Toni around. Deonna gets an arm, bends the fingers, but Toni gets the ROPEBREAK! Deonna lets off and Toni is a bit frustrated. The fans rally up as the two reset. They knuckle lock again, and Toni drops back, rolls to wrench and wristlock. Deonna wrenches to hammerlock, but Toni squats, headlocks, spins and hits the takeover. But Deonna headscissors right back! Deonna pushes up to add pressure but Toni endures.

The fans rally as Toni moves around. Toni headstands, pops free, then floats to the headlock. But Deonna wrenches right out to a wristlock. Toni pulls hair to put Deonna in a corner! Toni ROCKS Deonna, whips corner to corner, but Deonna goes up, under, baits Toni in and steps over to roll her up! FUJIWARA, but ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer the technical exchange while Deonna lets off slowly. Deonna drags Toni up, wrenches again, but Toni ROCKS her! And CHOPS her! Deonna fires back, the forearms fly and Deonna gets the edge! Deonna CHOPS but Toni knees low! Toni whips but Deonna KICKS and LARIATS!

The fans fire up while Toni bails out. Deonna keeps her eyes on Toni while Luther coaches Toni up. Deonna rallies the fans and runs in to WRECK Toni with a dropkick! Deonna puts Toni in but she glares at Luther. Deonna storm sin but Toni is right on her. Deonna wrenches to go for the arm! Toni RAMS Deonna into the corner, fires off hands, but lets off as the ref counts. The fans rally up, Toni whips but Deonna reverses! They almost run into the ref! Toni LOW BLOW MULE KICKS! Wait, what? And then Toni BULLDOGS Deonna down! Cover, TWO! Toni rains down fists, the ref reprimands, and Toni lets off.

The fans rally up while Toni paces around. Toni drags Deonna up, puts her through ropes, and then CHOKES her! The ref counts and reprimands, Toni throws Deonna down! Cover, TWO! Toni stays on Deonna with a chinlock, then shifts into a partial Camel Clutch! The fans rally while Deonna endures, but Toni HIP DROPS Deonna. Toni stomps Deonna, too, then swaggers around. Toni HEADBUTTS Deonna down, drags her back up, and then UPPERCUTS her back down. Toni soaks up the cheers and jeers, then brings Deonna up again. Toni reels Deonna in, but Deonna snaps to a cradle! TWO and Toni CLOBBERS Deonna!

Toni stands on Deonna’s head, lets off as the ref counts, then scuffs Deonna while she paces. The fans rally, Toni scuffs Deonna more, but Deonna stands. Toni pie faces, Deonna SLAPS! Toni CHOPS, SLAPS, then SLAPS again! Deonna drops to a knee, Toni stands her back up. Deonna ducks the slap to fire off forearms! The fans are torn, but Toni knees low! Toni whips, Deonna ducks ‘n’ dodges to LARIAT! Deonna rallies on Toni now, then kicks low to run and KNEE LIFT! Then RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Roll and FUJIWARA! Toni endures and the fans fire up! Toni flails, reaches out, and rolls free! But Deonna BOOTS her down!

The fans are torn as Deonna fires herself up! Deonna storms up to Toni, drags her up, and reels her in. But Toni wrenches out, swings, but into a BACKBREAKER and FLATLINER! Cover, TWO! Deonna is frustrated but the fans rally back up. Toni crawls to a corner, Deonna takes aim, and Deonna runs in, but is tripped into buckles! Toni goes corner to corner and SWEET HIP MUSIC! Toni then drags Deonna up to a DDT! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives and Toni is beside herself! Luther coaches Toni, the fans rally up, and Toni drags Deonna back up. Toni reels her in but Deonna trips her to a jackknife bridge! TWO, and Toni blocks the boot!

Toni trips Deonna, BREAK A LEG ANKLE LOCK!! Deonna endures, reaches out, and the fans rally up again. Deonna crawls forward, but Toni drags her away! Deonna turns over, Toni turns her back. Deonna turns over again and BOOTS Toni to the apron! Deonna BOOTS Toni off the apron but Luther catches her! But Deonna is up on the corner to CROSSBODY them both down!! The fans fire up and Deonna hurries to put Toni in. Deonna storms in after Toni, dodges the haymaker to tilt-o-whirl, LA MYSTICA! FUJIWARA!! Toni endures, even as Deonna pushes way back! Toni rolls, Deonna rolls with her and keeps her from the ropes!

Toni continues to endure the Fujiwara Armbar, but she tucks and rolls to get a cover, TWO! Deonna has both arms now! Luther distracts the ref, the ref misses Toni tapping out! Mariah rushes in but Deonna BOOTS her down! Toni stands up to kick and reel Deonna in! STORM ZERO!! Cover, Toni wins!!

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)

It took the entire supporting cast to make her look good, but Toni Storm is still our leading lady! Will nothing and no one take the spotlight away from her now?

 

Don Callis Family Feud: Will Ospreay VS Konosuke Takeshita!

The Aerial Assassin has finished with NJPW, and he is truly All Elite now! And to make his return to AEW truly special, Don Callis himself said this will be the match of a DECADE! The #BillyGoat and The Alpha battle as two of the best rope-to-rope wrestlers, and we’re about to see who’s the best! But the real question is, will the Family still be alright after tonight?

Speaking of Don Callis, he joins commentary to let us know, this is like Jordan VS Pippin 1v1! This is a dream match, the match of the decade, and you can all thank him for it! The bell rings and the fans fire up already! Ospreay and Takeshita circle, tie up, and Ospreay wrenches. Takeshita wrenches back, wristlocks, but Ospreay rolls, rolls and steps over to headlock. The fans sing “Ospreay~, Ospreay Ospreay Ospreay~! Ospreay~, Ospreay~!” Takeshita powers up but can’t power out of the headlock as Ospreay holds tight. Takeshita pulls hair, the ref reprimands, but Ospreay turns things around.

The two end up on ropes, the ref counts, and Ospreay SLAPS Takeshita! Ospreay headlocks, Takeshita powers up and out, and they RAM shoulders! Ospreay ducks the right to ROCK Takeshita! Ospreay whips, Takeshita reverses but Ospreay ducks ‘n ‘dodges and RANAS! The fans fire up and Ospreay blows them a kiss. Ospreay drags Takeshita up, CHOPS him, then bumps him off buckles. Ospreay CHOPS and Takeshita grits his teeth! The fans fire up as Takeshita ROCKS Ospreay! Ospreay CHOPS, Takeshita forearms, repeat! Takeshita fires a flurry, whips, but Ospreay reverses, only to get the TAKESHITA LINE!

Takeshita runs in at the corner to ROCK Ospreay, then keeps moving. Ospreay follows, Takeshita puts him on the apron, but Ospreay ROCKS Takeshita back! Ospreay goes up but Takeshita trips him up! Takeshita ROCKS Ospreay, then climbs up after him. The fans rally, Takeshita stands Ospreay up and SUPERPLEXES! Cover, ONE!! Ospreay grits his teeth as he toughs it out, but Takeshita clamps on a chinlock. Takeshita grinds Ospreay down, but Ospreay endures. Takeshita steps over to trap a leg, but the fans rally. Ospreay fights around, even as Takeshita grinds him. Ospreay throws elbows, stands up, but Takeshita fireman’s carries!

Takeshita WASTELAND SLAMS, goes up the corner, and then SUPER SENTONS! Cover, ONE!! Ospreay still shows that grit but Takeshita drags him up. Takeshita whips, then catches Ospreay into a SLEEPER! The fans rally with “BRUV! BRUV! BRUV!” as Ospreay fights up, but Takeshita CLUBS him down! Fans boo but Takeshita soaks it up. Callis talks up Takeshita’s genetic advantage of height and length. Takeshita dragon sleepers Ospreay, to then CLUB him back down! The fans boo but Takeshita just soaks it all up. Takeshita stands Ospreay up but Ospreay CHOPS! Ospreay CHPOS again and Callis says those are stiff.

Ospreay UPPERCUTS, whips, but Takeshita reverses. Ospreay catches Takeshita to the COBRA TWIST! Takeshita endures, powers out with a hip toss, then goes after Ospreay. Ospreay BOOTS from the corner, goes up and out to springboard in, PIP PIP CHEERIO! The fans fire up while both men are down! Ospreay stands, he fires shots on Takeshita, then whips. Takeshita reverses but Ospreay handsprings, NEURALIZER KICK! Takeshita tumbles out of the ring and the fans fire up with “OI! OI! OI!” Ospreay then aims to PLANCHA! Direct hit on Takeshita at the ramp! The fans fire up while Ospreay catches his breath.

Ospreay drags Takeshita up and puts him in, then reels him in for a BIG back suplex! Cover, ONE!! Takeshita shows that grit now, throwing it back at Ospreay. Ospreay says okay, and he drags Takeshita back up. Ospreay reels Takeshita in but Takeshita fights the lift. So Ospreay fires Kawada Kicks! And winds up, to CHOP! Takeshita wobbles, Ospreay runs, but into a POP-UP LANDSLIDE! SICK KICK! The fans fire up as Ospreay bails out and Takeshita FLIES! Direct hit at the ramp!! The standing count starts and the fans cheer on “A E DUB! A E DUB!” The count passes 5 of 10 but both men are still down.

Takeshita sits up, he brings Ospreay up at 7 and puts him in the ring. Takeshita then goes up the corner and the fans rally. Takeshita vows to end it here, to SUPER DUPER SENTON onto knees!! Ospreay hurries to get Takeshita in a drop zone, then he goes up! LEAP OF FAITH but he has to bail out! Takeshita gets around, full nelsons, but Ospreay breaks that, only to get a HIGH ANGLE GERMAN!! Bridging cover, TWO!! Ospreay escapes and Callis says that might’ve been the best German Suplex he’s seen in his 34 years in wrestling! Takeshita eggs Ospreay on, brings him up, and fires boxing elbows!

Takeshita ROCKS Ospreay, ruins, but into the TIGER WALL KICK and ENZIGIRI! But Takeshita GERMAN SUPLEXES again! Takeshita runs, into the SPANISH FLY!! The fans are thunderous, it’s a standing ovation! Callis says Takeshita’s ahead on points, but the fans just know “This is Awesome!” A standing count begins, both men are still down at 5! Takeshita and Ospreay sit up at 7, and then they head for each other. Ospreay throws a forearm, Takeshita fires one back! Ospreay throws another, but so does Takeshita! Ospreay growls as he stands back up. Takeshita also stands, the forearms keep going!

Ospreay wobbles, but he fires another, only for Takeshita to hit right back! Takeshita fires a flurry, but Ospreay SUPERKICKS! Takeshita winds up, but he falls over! The fans fire up while the ref checks Takeshita. Takeshita stands, Ospreay ROCKS him again! Takeshita staggers around, Ospreay ROCKS him again! Takeshita sits down but Ospreay wants him to get back up. Ospreay winds up, ROLLING ELBOW!! Takeshita falls and the fans are thunderous! The ref has Ospreay stay back so he can check Takeshita. Takeshita’s hands are contorted and he’s twitchy, but he tells the ref to leave him alone.

Ospreay walks over, brings Takeshita up, and gives him some mocking kicks in the corner. The ref counts, Ospreay still digs his boot in, but then Takeshita fights up! Takeshita roars, reels back, and ROCKS Ospreay! Ospreay staggers, sputters, but he fires up! The fans fire up with Ospreay, but Takeshita ROCKS him again! Ospreay just uses that, and he headbutts the buckles! Ospreay blocks a shot, fires Kawada Kicks, but Takeshita DECKS him!! The ref checks Ospreay now while Takeshita stands up. Takeshita shakes out the cobwebs and winds up the arm. Takeshita runs, but Ospreay slips through!

Ospreay gets Takeshita up, Takeshita slips through! Takeshita gets Ospreay up, Ospreay pops free! HOOK KICK! Underhooks, but Takeshita fights that! So Ospreay ENZIGIRIS, SUPERKICKS, and TIGER DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! The fans are thunderous, Ospreay calls his shot and springboards, but flies into BLUE THUNDER!! Cover, TWO!!! The fans are electric and Callis says they’re all witnessing history! The fans hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow! The standing count is climbing but both men are stirring. Ospreay stands, but Takeshita runs up to RAM him, O’Conner Roll and CHAOS-

NO, Ospreay elbows free! Takeshita CLUBS Ospreay, but Ospreay BOOTS, ENZIGIRIS, SUPERKICKS, and then goes up, up and SUPER OS- NO, Takeshita blocks! Takeshita shoves, Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges to springboard, OSCUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! Takeshita survives but Ospreay powers up the arm! Ospreay aims from the corner, runs in, but Takeshita DECKS him!! Cover, TWO?!?! Ospreay survives and the fans are thunderous again! Both men stir as the standing count starts again. Ospreay goes to a corner and Takeshita gets the fans fired up again. Takeshita hauls Ospreay up to the top rope, but Ospreay throws hands!

Takeshita still climbs, Ospreay fires more shots, and Takeshita drops back. Takeshita drags himself back up, Ospreay throws shots, but Takeshita RAMS into him! But Ospreay slips under, tucks Takeshita in, CHEEKY NANDOS! Ospreay then hoists Takeshita up, climbs up after him, and SUPER- NO, Takeshita holds ropes! Takeshita hauls Ospreay up for a TOP ROPE BRAINBUSTER!!! The fans lose their minds, Callis himself thinks that may’ve injured Ospreay, and the ref hurries to check. Ospreay is clutching his back, Takeshita covers, TWO!!! Ospreay survives but Takeshita goes to a corner.

Takeshita takes aim and we get a look at the bruise on Ospreay’s back. POWER DRIVE KNEE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Ospreay survives again, the fans are thunderous again, and Takeshita brings down the kneepad. WAGAMA- NO!! Ospreay blocks that, but Takeshita HEADBUTTS and ELBOWS! Ospreay SUPERKICKS! Takeshita fights the suplex to suplex, but into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! POISON-RANA!! Ospreay gets Takeshita up and underhooks, to lift and STORM- NO, Takeshita slips free! Takeshita ducks the roundhouse and double pump-handles Ospreay, to flip him into the BASTARD DRIVER!!

And then deadlift WHEELBARROW GERMAN!! But Ospreay’s right up!? FLYING HIDDEN BLADE!! Cover, ONE?!?! Even Callis is losing his mind! Greensboro gives another standing ovation as Callis says you’ll never see something like this in another 100 years! Ospreay hurries to underhook and lift but Takeshita slips free again! DOUBLE ROLLING ELBOWS hit! Ospreay fires palm strikes and a BOOT! Ospreay runs, Takeshita ducks ‘n ‘dodges to LARIAT!! Takeshita aims, runs, POWER DRIVE- NO, POWERBOMB from Ospreay! Stack cover, TWO, but Ospreay brings Takeshita right into a STYLES CLASH!!! Cover, TWO?!?!?

The fans are electric for this phenomenal match, and Ospreay underhooks again! TIGER DRIVER 91!! Ospreay throws off the elbow pad, takes aim, and HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall

Just as Justin Roberts puts it, the winner of this unbelievable battle is none other than the Aerial Assassin! The fans boo as Callis gets in the ring, but he does want to make sure both his top stars are okay. And Kyle Fletcher makes his way out, too, also part of the Family and a best friend to Ospreay through the United Empire. Ospreay and Takeshita bow respect to one another, and the fans cheer again. Ospreay sees Kyle again after being apart for a few months.  And they hug it out! But BREAKING NEWS for AEW Dynamite! Ospreay must again fight a fellow Don Callis Family member as he goes up against Fletcher! Will the Billy Goat prove to the Aussie Arrow why he was the leader of the Empire?

 

[Due to scheduling conflicts, coverage will begin later tonight]


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