It’s all about the BOOM!
After time away with injuries, Adam Cole, Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly are back! Will AEW be Undisputed once again on the eve of the trios title tournament?
- Orange Cassidy VS Jay Lethal w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh; Lethal wins.
- Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter w/ Rebel VS ThunderStorm; win(s).
- “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Ren Jones; Hobbs wins.
- Christian Cage VS Matt Hardy; Christian wins.
- Dumpster Match: The Acclaimed VS Gunn Club; The Acclaimed win.
- Interim AEW World Championship Contender’s Match: Chris Jericho VS Wheeler Yuta; Jericho wins and will challenge Jon Moxley for the title at Quake by the Lake.
PLAY BY PLAY
Orange Cassidy VS Jay Lethal!
We got a Six Man Tag on Rampage, but now we get a Freshly Squeezed 1v1 match! Will Cassidy get another win like on Friday? Or will he get another Lethal Injection like on Friday?
It’s of note that though Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh are allowed to walk out with Lethal, they have to return to the back, this is to be a true one on one match! The bell rings and fans rally up as Cassidy has Lethal hold on. Fans chant for “Freshly Squeezed!” as Cassidy raises his hands, and puts them- NO, Lethal rushes in! Cassidy gets around him, rolls Lethal up, ONE! Cassidy headlocks and grinds, but Lethal powers out. Cassidy runs Lethal over! Cover, ONE, and Cassidy has the headlock again. Cassidy wants the ref to ask Lethal, but Lethal’s not tapping to just a headlock! Lethal wrenches out to headlock Cassidy back.
Cassidy powers out, Lethal runs him over but Cassidy kangaroo kicks him away. Lethal arm-drags, Cassidy arm-drags, then Cassidy avoids the arm-drag! Fans fire up as the hands go in the pockets! Lethal is furious and he swings on Cassidy. Cassidy dodges but the elbow hits. Lethal handsprings, Cassidy doges and jumps over. Lethal handsprings again, into a SHOTGUN! No hands kip-up! Fans fire up with Cassidy and he builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit at the ramp and down goes Lethal! Fans fire up as Cassidy fires the shin kicks on Lethal as he crawls up the ramp! Fans fire up more, but Lethal just scurries away to avoid Sweet Shin Music!
Satnam walks back out on stage to stare Cassidy down. Lethal ROCKS Cassidy, TOSSES him down the ramp, but Best Friends walk out, pulling off the ol’ trench coat trick! Satnam isn’t falling for it and Best Friends back up. Sonjay hurries out to stop things from breaking down, and Cassidy tosses Lethal into the ring! CROSSBODY! Cassidy keeps moving, tilt-o-whirl but no DDT! DRAGON SCREW! Cassidy writhes and flounders out of the ring and Lethal pursues. Lethal drags Cassidy to the steps to STOMP the foot! And again! And again! Cassidy writhes while fans boo and the ref reprimands. Lethal gets in the ring but exits out again.
Lethal moves the steel steps, puts Cassidy’s leg in between it and the ring, and then stomps Cassidy down. Fans boo, but Lethal DROPKICKS the steps! Cassidy clutches his crushed leg and the ref checks on him while AEW goes picture in picture.
Lethal gets in the ring to soak up the heat, as well as mock Cassidy’s pain. Cassidy tries to stand, but Lethal goes out to put him in the ring. Lethal gets the bad leg, stomps the thigh, then drags Cassidy to JAM the leg against his knee. Cover, TWO! Cassidy grimaces but Lethal drags him up. Cassidy shoves Lethal away but Lethal CLUBS him. Lethal stands Cassidy up, to hit a SHIN BREAKER! And then another SHIN BREAKER! And then a third SHIN BREAKER! Cassidy writhes and Lethal dusts off his hands, proud of his work. Cassidy goes to the apron but Lethal pursues. Lethal stands on the bad leg and stomps it at the ropes! Lethal drags Cassidy to a cover, TWO!
Lethal argues the count but the ref says it was fair. Lethal drags Cassidy by the leg and works to turn him! Cassidy gets the ROPEBREAK first, so Lethal KICKS him while he lets go. Lethal then drags Cassidy around, and puts the leg on the ropes. Lethal HIP DROPS on the leg! Lethal mocks the fans clapping for Cassidy, before he HIP DROPS the leg again! Cassidy scrambles away to a corner but Lethal storms up after him. Lethal drags Cassidy up, trips him and “WOO~!” as Dynamite returns to single picture. But Cassidy kicks Lethal away! Lethal stomps Cassidy down, Cassidy kicks back, but Lethal basement dropkicks!
Lethal drags Cassidy by that leg, but Cassidy kicks him away! Cassidy is in a corner, he dodges Lethal, and runs in, only to be put on the apron! Cassidy bobs ‘n’ weaves, bumps Lethal off buckles, then goes up top, But Lethal ROCKS Cassidy first! Lethal climbs up, SUPER DRAGON SCREW!! And then the FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK!! Cassidy endures while fans rally, and Cassidy manages to roll to the ROPEBREAK! Lethal lets off at 4, then drags Cassidy up on the apron. Fans rally but Lethal blows a kiss to the crowd. But Cassidy fights the suplex! Lethal gets Cassidy up the next time, Cassidy hits STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE!
Lethal wobbles, Cassidy rolls back to tilt-o-whirl, but Lethal blocks that to a LETHAL COMBINATION! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up but Lethal drags Cassidy to the drop zone. Lethal goes up top but Cassidy rolls away to the far side! Fans fire up as Cassidy eggs Lethal on! Lethal storms over, but Cassidy YANKS him into buckles! Lethal gets up but Cassidy elbows him away! Cassidy goes up but Lethal CHOPS him first! Fans rally for “Freshly Squeezed!” Cassidy fights off Lethal with CLUBBING forearms and fans fire up! Lethal drops, Cassidy stands, DEEP IMPACT! Cassidy hobbles up, tilt-o-whirls, DDT!! Cover, TWO!!
Fans are thunderous as Lethal survives! Cassidy throws off his armbands! Cassidy goes to a corner, takes aim and runs, but the bad leg gives out! Cassidy falls and Lethal laughs at him. Lethal drags Cassidy up, but Cassidy manages a BEACH BREAK! Cover, TWO!!! Lethal survives again!! Cassidy grits his teeth and goes back to the corner as fans rally behind him! ORANGE- NO, CHOP BLOCK from Lethal! And then FIGURE- CRADLE!! TWO!! Lethal gets up, dodges the Orange Punch and mule kicks the leg! Handspring, LETHAL INJECTION!! Cover, Lethal wins!
Winner: Jay Lethal, by pinfall
Jay Lethal avenges himself, and Sonjay Dutt wants Columbus, Ohio to give it up for his best friend! That was amazing, Lethal! Look at this little hippie! Cassidy, you look like you have jaundice, man! Sonjay has a question for Lethal: On Rampage, this big, strong man with muscles named Wardlow came out after their match, what are Lethal’s thoughts on him? Fans chant for “WARD~LOW!” and Sonjay tells them to shut up. Lethal says that Wardlow came out last week and stuck his nose in their business. Why? TO protect and defend his new friends. Well, Wardlow, if you’re listening, come on out here right now because Lethal’s gonna break Cassidy’s leg!
Lethal grabs at Cassidy, Sonjay runs off the ref, and Lethal steps through! But here come the Best Friends! AND Wardlow!! The TNT Champion storms right down to the ring, Lethal and his friends bail out! Sonjay says what? Wardlow want this now? That’s not fair, Lethal just went 15 minutes and beat Cassidy. Wardlow thinks this is the opportune time to do this? NO! Lethal’s sweatin’ up a storm right now. But guess what? Wardlow’s a big man, Sonjay’s a big man, so let’s do this: Battle of the Belts III, this weekend, Wardlow can go home, go train and prepare, play that violin, play that symphony, but then put the TNT Championship against Lethal!
Fans want to see it, and Wardlow gets a mic to say, “Columbus, Ohio! Welcome to Wardlow’s World! If you ain’t got the balls to do it tonight, I don’t care when. It doesn’t matter what time, what day, what city, the end result is Wardlow’s gonna whoop that ass!” So that’s a yes! Will Lethal be able to take the TNT title from the War Dog? Or will the Maestro of Mayhem make Lethal part of the Powerbomb Symphony?
The Undisputed Elite heads to the ring!
Adam Cole leads the way for Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and the Young Bucks, with Brandon Cutler vlogging it all from the rear. Fans are fired up, and of course they join in with the “BOOM!” as well as the “ADAM COLE, BAYBAY!” Cole gets the mic to ask, “Who’s ready for story time with Adam Cole, baybay? First of all, my God, does it feel good to be back in this ring. More importantly, it feels great to be back in this ring with my friends. Because I do have some unfortunate news. Unfortunately, I am still not medically cleared.
“But, I’ve taken this time to really think and process a lot of things. I’ve thought about the success that the Undisputed Elite has had. I’ve also thought about things that we could work on. Because as a great leader, you don’t just celebrate your success, you figure out what you can fix. But it’s not just great leadership that makes a great faction, no. It’s things like chemistry, which the five of us have in spades. It’s things like talent! Boys and girls, you’re looking at five of the very best, baybay.
“And most importantly, it’s about loyalty. It’s about fighting alongside your brothers, no matter what. And my God, we have that, too! For God’s sakes, I came to AEW because of the Young Bucks. That is loyalty! I have traveled up and down the globe my entire career with Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish. THAT is loyalty! Because loyalty is power! Loyalty is success! Loyalty is everything. Which brings me… to this Trios Tournament. Matt. Nick. Guys, there’s nothing that I would love more than for the Undisputed Elite to be the winners of this first ever Trios Tournament.
“But, if I’m not medically cleared, and Kyle O’Reilly isn’t medically cleared, and you aren’t choosing Bobby Fish to be your partner? Guys, I’m sorry, you just can’t do the tournament.” Fans boo, that’s not cool! The Bucks argue and Cole says hold on. He is sorry, he isn’t saying this right. It’s that the Buck won’t be physically capable of entering the tournament. FISH PUTS NICK IN A SLEEPER!! And Kyle CHOP BLOCKS Matt!! Fish kicks away on Nick then ROUNDHOUSES him down! Cole SUPERKICKS Matt!! Cutler says what’s going on? Stop this! But Fish CLOBBERS Cutler! Cole tells Matt that he came here for them! And this is what they do to him!?
Cole stomps away on Matt, but what brought this on! Kyle puts Nick back in a Sleeper, and Fish gets a chair! Cole gives Matt a kiss good-bye on the cheek, as Fish puts the chair around Matt’s head! Cole goes up top, but here comes HANGMAN! The Cowboy has a STEEL PIPE, and he runs off the Undisputed Elite! Fans fire up for Hangman as he saves the Bucks! And then he actually turns around to look at Nick and Matt. Hangman walks over, and he helps Matt up! Fans fire up, but then Hangman leaves. Is this still not quite the reunion of the #HungBucks?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“Tonight, the last survivor of the Hart Dungeon faces the first survivor of the Blackpool Combat Club for a shot at the world championship and a dance with the baddest SOB in this game. And they’ve been asking me all day, ‘Who do you want to win?’ My answer is, ‘I don’t care.’ And they look at me like I’m crazy. ‘You gotta care. Would you rather face your friend? Or your enemy?” When I say, ‘I don’t care,’ it’s not a stock answer. It’s not some non-answer. I. Don’t. Care. When the bell rings, I have no respect for anybody.
“I don’t care if it’s Wednesday, I don’t care if it’s Friday, I don’t care if it’s Saturday. When I get into the ring, I’m trying to hurt my opponent. I’m trying to break his face. I’m trying to split his head open and paint the canvas with his blood. I’m trying to litter the canvas with teeth. I will not stop until somebody goes to the hospital, even if it’s me. And I do it every night, no days off. That’s why I’m the best at this. And when the BCC is all said and done, we’re gonna make the Hart Dungeon look like a daycare.
“Tonight, maybe Wheeler wins. Cool. Maybe Jericho wins. Cool. But they both know me well enough to know, when they show up next week, they better be ready. This is my life. And when you step into the ring with me, this is not a game.” Will the Maniac really not care about the result in tonight’s main event?
Backstage interview with Christian Cage.
After the comments from Jungle Boy last week, Tony Schiavone says this has gotten rather personal. Captain Charisma says that just like the people of Columbus, Ohio, JB was raised by terrible human beings. He dragged Christian’s personal life into this, and that is something Christian would never do! Do you understand? But then oh no! Someone pulls their car in very fast, and it’s JUNGLE BOY! He isn’t even scheduled for tonight! JB wants after Christian but security drags JB away. Christian wants JB to be arrested for trying to kill him with that car! Will JB have to wait until a match is made to get his hands on Christian?
Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter w/ Rebel VS ThunderStorm!
The Doctor called out the AEW Women’s World Champion and the Lightning From Down Under, and now she and her assistant get a tag match with them to settle things! Will Britt and Hayter, in their new color coordinated gear, get a win off Rosa & Toni? Or will they be blown away by the ThunderStorm?
The teams sort out and Rosa starts against Britt. Fans rally and duel, Britt swings but Rosa dodges to throw her shirt at Britt! Rosa then tackles Britt and rains down hands! Hayter rushes in to stomp Rosa but Storm rushes in to brawl with Hayter! Fans continue to duel as Hayter throws Storm out and Britt fires off forearms. Storm gets back up but Hayter BOOTS her back out! Britt whips, Rosa reverses, but Britt arm-drags to a lateral press, then RINGS OF SATURN! Rosa rolls it, TWO! Britt stays clamped on but Rosa moves around again. Britt rolls with but Rosa hits a BIG back suplex! Fans fire up, Hayter tags in!
Rosa DROPKICKS Hayter, LARIATS Hayter, then has Hayter on ropes. Rosa runs in to dropkick Hayter in the back! Fans fire up as Hayter flops down, and Rosa runs again, to DROPKICK Hayter in the front! Rosa drags Hayter to a cover, TWO! Rosa drags Hayter up, tags Storm in and ThunderStorm mugs Hayter. Storm stomps a mudhole into Hayter, then tags Rosa back in. They continue the mugging with a CHOP, and Rosa bumps Hayter off buckles. Rosa CHOPS again, tags Storm, and Storm whips Rosa in for a back elbow to Hayter! UPPERCUT, then ROSA IN MOTION! Hayter flops down and Storm drags her back up.
Tag to Rosa, ThunderStorm double suplex Hayter down! Cover, TWO! Hayter gets to ropes but Rosa stomps her. Rosa drags Hayter around, ROCKS her with a forearm, then cravats. Hayter fights the snapmare but Rosa back elbows. Rosa snapmares and PENALTY KCIKS, while staring Britt down! Cover, TWO! Rosa drags Hayter back up while fans duel. Rosa whips, Hayter reverses, and then Hayter distracts the ref so that Britt can grab Ros at the ropes! Rosa ROCKS Britt, but Hayter DECKS Rosa! Hayter tags Britt, fans fire up and Hayter feeds Rosa to Britt’s BUCKLE SHOT! Hayter hits DOUBLE KNEES to the back!
Britt throws Rosa down, covers, TWO! Britt is annoyed but she stomps Rosa. Fans rally up as Britt spells it out, “D! M! D!” Britt stands on Rosa at the ropes while AEW goes picture in picture.
Hayter talks trash on Rosa while the ref counts, and Britt hops off. Hayter pats Rosa on the head, then SLAPS her across the face! Britt stomps Rosa, drags her up, and brings her around to BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Rosa crawls but Britt keeps her from reaching Storm. Britt drags Rosa away, and Hayter trips Storm behind the ref’s back! Britt snap suplexes Rosa and covers, TWO! Britt clamps onto Rosa with a cravat neck wrench. Rosa endures, fights up and throws body shots, but Britt throws her down by her hair! The ref reprimands, Britt tags Hayter. Hayter CHOKES Rosa in the corner, but lets off as the ref counts.
Britt winks at the camera while she CHOKES Rosa! Hayter DECKS Storm, the ref reprimands, but Hayter takes a bow. Hayter stomps Rosa, tags Britt, and then digs her boot in. Britt digs her boot in, then lets off as the ref counts. Rosa shoves Britt but Britt BOOTS Rosa! Britt clamps on a chinlock and she grinds her wrist into Rosa’s face. Britt then shifts to a grounded cobra twist! Rosa endures, even as Britt thrashes her around! Rosa fights up, throws body shots, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans still rally, Britt ROCKS Rosa, and Britt taunts Storm, but Rosa ENZIGURIS Britt down! Fans fire up as both women crawl, hot tag to Hayter!
Hayter drags Rosa away from Storm, waistlocks and ripcords but Rosa ducks to kick and STUNNER! Rosa hot tags Storm! Fans fire up as Storm climbs up and leaps, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Storm snarls at Britt but Britt backs down. Storm goes after her anyway, but Britt anchors Storms’ foot on the apron. Storm uses that to TORNADO DDT Britt to the floor! Hayter distracts the ref and Rebel shoves Storm, only for Storm to DECK Rebel! Storm gets back up the corner and aims at Hayter, for another CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Storm gets Hayter up, Alabama Lifts, and ALABAMA SLAMS! High stack, TWO!!
Storm snarls and drags Hayter back up. Tag to Rosa, and ThunderStorm coordinates to double suplex. Hayter blocks, powers them back and DOUBLE SUPLEXES ThunderStorm! Hot tag to Britt! Britt gets around, ripcords and ROLLING ELBOWS Rosa! Rosa KNEES low, fireman’s carries, and DEATH VALLEY DRIVERS Britt! Tag to Storm, Rosa drags Britt up and Storm climbs, But Rebel distracts storm! Britt slips off, ROCKS Rosa, CLAWS her eye, then TOSSES Rosa out! Britt ROCKS Storm, climbs up after her, and hoists Storm up for a SUPER AIR RAID CRASH!! Britt crawls to tag Hayter back in!
Hayter runs to LARIAT Storm down! Britt runs to CURB STOMP! Hayter covers, Rosa DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS OUTTA NOWHERE! Fans are thunderous as everyone but Britt is down! Fans rally as the teams regroup. Rosa and Britt get face to face and they’re talking trash. Britt pie faces, Rosa SLAPS! Rosa fires off forearms and CHOPS, Britt gives a forearm back! Britt hooks a leg but Rosa slips out of the fisherman to ROCK Britt again! Rosa scoops Britt, dragon sleeper, then Rosa reels Britt in. But Britt lifts Rosa, AIR RAID CRASH! Britt rushes at Storm but Storm dodges and reels Britt in, TORNADO DDT!
Storm rushes Hayter, but into an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Fans are thunderous as all four women are down now! A standing count climbs, the teams regroup, and “This is Awesome!” They all stand at 4, but Rosa and Storm waistlock Hayter and Britt! STEREO GERMAN SUPLEXES! Hayter and Britt are in opposite corners, Rosa and Storm run, HIPO ATTACK DROPKICK! Then HIP ATTACK for Britt! HIP ATTACK for Hayter! HIP ATTACK for Britt!! But then Britt drags Rosa in, Rosa takes the HIP ATTACK! Hayter ripcords Storm, HATE MAKER! Cover, Hayter & Britt win!!
Winners: Jamie Hayter & Britt Baker, by pinfall
The #1 contender falls, as does #ThunderStorm! Will Britt and Hayter be coming for the gold the closer we get to All Out?
Sammy Guevara & Tay Conti speak.
They vlog from Paris, France as they announce they’re getting married! A rather fake British narrator says, “It is one of the most talked about events of 2022. Last June, in front of one of the most iconic and romantic backdrops in the world, the Spanish God, Sammy Guevara, proposed to Tay Conti. Now, America’s Favorite Couple won’t be here on Dynamite, because they are busy getting married. #BeMad!” Tay shows off the diamond on her finger, but wait, Eddie Kingston cuts the video short!
“Tony, what’re we doing? This is a wrestling show! Why am I hearing this kid and his wife talk about getting married? Why don’t I get a little thing here so I can look like a moron, staring at it. Why don’t I get that? Sammy, you’re getting married. Congratulations, nobody cares! You know what they care about? It’s me getting you, brother. You got a receipt coming, man! And Tony sent me the contract, and it’s signed. So when you’re done with your little Paris, and all your money–by the way, money won’t buy health, partner, trust me–when you’re done with that, check your mail, brother. And sign the contract! See you at the PPV. Sign the contract.”
The Mad King is ready, will he get to go All Out against the Spanish God?
Taz speaks up from commentary.
When it comes to everything that went down last week, he’s just as shocked as we were. He did not know “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs was going to betray Ricky Starks. He did not know Ricky Starks would set up another open challenge after facing Danhausen. And Taz also didn’t know that Hook was going to accept said open challenge, be victorious, and become the NEW FTW Champion. But this is what he does know, he’s not in the loop with Team Taz, he IS Taz. So he let all three men know that as of this moment, Team Taz is DONE! DEAD! OVER! Taz wishes nothing but the best to Hobbs, Starks and Hook, but he’s done with it.
“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS ???
Speaking of the former Team Taz, the man who effectively broke the group up is here to build upon his Absolute betrayal. Will he show us just how he’ll do that at Ren Jones’ expense?
The bell rings and Hobbs CLOBBERS Jones in the corner! Fans boo but Hobbs asks, “Where’s Ricky?” Hobbs drags Jones up, scoops him, and carries him around to show off! Then he RAMS Jones into the corner, before the OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE! Hobbs drags Jones up, and says, “Watch this, Ricky!” LARIAT!! Hobbs drags Jones to a cover, and Hobbs wins!
Winner: “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs, by pinfall
But wait! Starks comes out?! And rushes down the ring in a flash! Starks and Hobbs brawl and fans are loving it! Hobbs shoves Starks into the ref, Starks shoves the ref, but Hobbs hits a SPINEBUSTER! Fans boo while Starks writhes. Hobbs says Starks a punk, and takes his leave. Will Hobbs run through anyone and everyone on his way to the top?
“My God, what can I trust? Did you send the visitor that has been talking to me? She’s been telling me things. How do I tell the difference anymore? Your Pagans rely on costumes, but when it comes to men, evil doesn’t need a mask. It just needs time. Because in the end, everyone reveals themselves. And you know the Redeemer will, too.” What will Miro choose when it comes to the House of Black?
Darby Allin speaks.
“Part of the story you don’t want to tell anyone, Brody King, is how you weren’t in AEW. You know it was me who went up to Tony Khan and said, ‘You need to hire this man, Brody King.’ So the fact that you are here because of me eats you alive. You say you don’t need anything from me, you don’t need my respect. That is a lie, you need everything from me. That is why you are trying to build your name off of me.” Darby finishes tattooing his own hand, and says, “I just want you to know that you asked for this match. I want you to remember that.”
Darby says his hand will be the last thing Brody sees before he shuts the lid on that coffin. “THE COFFIN DROPS ON BRODY KING” is emblazoned on Darby’s hand. Will this be one that everyone remembers?
Jim Ross joins Dynamite for the second hour!
The Buckeyes cheer for this Boomer Sooner for what could be a barn burner between two living legends!
Christian Cage VS Matt Hardy!
This rivalry goes way, way back, and while it has many exciting moments, this one may be the most personal between them. Captain Charisma stoops to the lowest of lows and talks out both sides of his mouth, but will he get a definitive win against Hardy? Or will Hardy bring about a Twist of Fate for his familiar foe?
As Hardy storms his way down the ramp and into the ring, Christian bails out! Hardy pursues, Christian gets back in, but again Hardy pursues. Christian rushes in but Hardy tackles him first! The bell rings and Hardy fires off hands! Fans fire up but Christian scrambles away. Hardy RAMS him in the corner, and again, and again! Hardy fires off haymakers, CLUBS away, but the ref counts and pulls Hardy back. Hardy rushes back in but into an UPPERCUT! Christian ROCKS Hardy again, and again! Christian CLAWS Hardy’s face, the ref counts and Christian lets off at 4. Hardy staggers away to a corner, Christian ROCKS him again
Christian fires off haymakers, drags Hardy around and brings him in as Christian climbs the corner. But Hardy fights back with haymakers, and he DECKS Christian to the floor! Fans fire up, Hardy drags Christian up to bump off the apron. Hardy whips Christian into railing, then clears off the timekeeper’s table! Hardy drags Christian over to reel him in. Christian fights back with elbows, gets in the ring, but Hardy pursues again. Hardy RAMS Christian back into a corner, fires off hands, and fans fire up while the ref counts. Hardy HEADBUTTS away on Christian’s ribs, but the ref backs him down. Hardy comes back to “DELETE!” buckle bump Christian over and over and over!
Fans fire up as Hardy gets all three levels! Hardy then says “DELETE!” and he YANKS Christian into a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Christian survives and bails out, but Hardy pursues again. Hardy ROCKS Christian into taking a seat, then ROCKS him again and again! Hardy drags Christian back up to smack off the apron, but Christian RAMS Hardy into steel steps! Christian gets space, runs back in and KNEES Hardy against the steps! A little double-edged but Christian stands back up. Christian leaves Hardy behind while AEW goes picture in picture.
Hardy stirs as the ring count starts. Hardy drags himself up with the steel steps, drags himself into the ring, but Christian stomps Hardy at the ropes. The ref counts and reprimands, but Christian stands on Hardy’s neck! The ref counts more, Christian lets off and then soaks up the heat. Christian drags Hardy up, reels him in and turns him, for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Christian clamps back on with a chinlock, but he fishhooks Hardy’s nose! The ref reprimands, Christian digs in deeper, then lets off to elbow Hardy down! Hardy flounders to ropes, Christian digs his boots in! The ref counts, Christian lets off at 4, to then stomp away!
The ref counts more, Christian lets off and he talks trash on Hardy. Christian paces around while Hardy sputters and gasps. Christian drags Hardy up but Hardy throws body shots! Christian ROCKS Hardy with a forearm, then has him on ropes again. Christian ROCKS Hardy with a haymaker, then stomps him in a corner. Christian brings Hardy around to snapmare and chinlock. Hardy endures while Christian leans on him. Hardy fights up and throws body shots. Hardy backs Christian down to a corner but Christian throws haymakers back! Christian goes out and then up the corner, but Hardy ROCKS him first! And again, and again!
Hardy climbs up after Christian, Christian hits him back, but Hardy HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS! Hardy CLUBS Christian, stands him up, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Hardy SUPERPLEXES! Fans fire up while both men are down! A standing count starts but Hardy crawls to a cover, TWO!! Christian barely survives that fall from the top! Christian throws haymakers but Hardy throws them back! Fans fire up as they brawl goes back and forth, faster and faster! Christian ROCKS Hardy with an uppercut, then ROCKS him again! Christian runs, but Hardy back drops him!
Hardy stalks Christian to a corner, climbs up and rains down fists! Fans count all the way to 10, then Hardy pushes Christian out from the corner. Hardy powers up and leaps, AX HANDLE! Fans fire up as Hardy calls his shot and waits on Christian. Christian stands, Hardy kicks, TWIST- NO, Christian shoves free, then dodges in the corner! SWING KICK! Christian goes up but Hardy ROCKS him again! And again! Hardy climbs up to get under Christian, for a SUPER BACK DROP! Fans fire up and Hardy adjusts, to DIVING ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Christian survives again but Hardy keeps his focus.
Hardy drags Christian up, but Christian chicken wings! Hardy pushes free of that and Christian ends up on the apron. Christian avoids a haymaker to HOTSHOT Hardy down! Christian goes up top and DIVING HEADBUTTS! Cover, TWO!! Hardy survives now and Christian is frustrated. Christian drags Hardy up, puts him on the ropes and stands on him! The ref counts while Christian chokes Hardy, then Christian slingshots out, only for Hardy to dodge the uppercut! Christian rushes inside, but into a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Christian rolls away to the apron but Hardy’s right after him! Hardy gets Christian up, reels him in, APRON SIDE EFFECT!
Fans fire up and Hardy commandeers the timekeeper’s table! Fans are fired up but Christian ROCKS Hardy! Christian aims at the table but Hardy blocks the bump to throw body shots. Hardy smacks Christian off the table and fans fire up. Hardy puts Christian on the table, rains down fists to keep him there, then he goes up to the apron! FOLEY ELBOW through the table, BUT ONLY THE TABLE! Christian moves in time and only Hardy crashes through wood! Christian drags Hardy from the wreckage, hauls him into the ring, then drags Hardy up into the chicken wings. Christian turns Hardy for the KILLSWITCH!! Cover, Christian wins!
Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall
Captain Charisma used Hardy’s own fury against him! Hardy went for broke, broke the table and himself, and Christian picks the bones! But he’s not done there! Christian brings out two chairs! And we know what he wants to do with those! Christian brings them to the ring, puts Hardy’s head on one, and raises the other! But here comes LUCHASAURUS! Jungle Boy may not be allowed inside but the dinosaur is still here! And wait! JB IS in the building! He almost gets Christian with one of his own chairs! Christian runs away, and JB shows off the new “Christian is a Pussy” shirt! Will JB continue to prove that as he continues to hunt Captain Coward?
Backstage interview with Daniel Garcia.
Schiavone notes that Garcia’s win over Bryan Danielson last week was a big one, but Garcia says it wasn’t just big. It was the BIGGEST win in AEW history, period! It’s not even close! Garcia submitted the American Dragon! Garcia submitted the American Dragon! Garcia is the DRAGONSLAYER! The Greatest Technical Sports Entertainer of All Time! “And Bryan, whenever your ready to come back from injury, whenever your head feels a little bit better, come back here, I’ve got your number. And I will slay the dragon again.” Will Red Death climb the rankings towards some gold after taking out the BCC’s Perfect Wrestler?
AEW returns with Ethan Page is in the ring.
All Ego has a mic in his hand and a wild look in his eye. Are we live? Yes? Then he’s talking to the people and everyone at home? Good! Because he came out here to ask us all a question: WHY!? WHY!? Fans echo “WHY?!” but now Stokely Hathaway walks out! Ethan asks “Why the Hell is Ethan Page not on TV every week?! Why the Hell does Ethan Page not have an action figure?! Why is Ethan Page NOT on the bus? WHY!? WHY?! WHYYYY!?” But Stokely gets in the ring as Ethan is feeling it. “Ethan Page deserves better!!” Fans are feeling that, too! And Ethan wants everyone to hold on. Why are they cheering? Why?
When Ethan’s shirt goes on sale, they don’t buy it! They’re not making him a top seller! “No, you nitwits are first in line for an Orange Cassidy thumbs up, You’re first in line for a CM Punk T-shirt, and you’re first in line to believe whatever BS Eddie Kingston’s spitting out. But Ethan Page? No, no, no, you don’t have Ethan Page’s back. And every single week that Ethan Page isn’t on TV, this company and these moronic fans are leaving money on the freakin’ table!” But then Ethan notices Stokely is behind him. Stokely offers to talk with Ethan. “What’re you doing?!” He whispers something to Ethan now, and that seems to get Ethan thinking.
Stokely offers Ethan his card, and Ethan takes it! Is All Ego going to leave American Top Team to join Hathaway Inc? Ethan’s leaving with him, so that’s a yes! What will Stokely Hathaway build with Lee Moriarty and now Ethan Page?
Backstage interview with the Jericho Appreciation Society.
Specifically, Schiavone is interviewing Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker, and Anna Jay. The main event is on its way, Jericho VS Yuta, winner faces Moxley for the interim world title next week! Daddy Magic says that’s right, and you wanna know what makes his nips hard? Huh? You wanna? The fact that one week from tonight, Jericho becomes LE CHAMPION for a second time! No question about it! But that’s only if he beats Wheeler Yuta. Cool Hand Ange says Schiavone is getting smart. You know what happens when someone gets smart with the JAS?
It is time Schiavone and the rest of the AEW Galaxy appreciates them! Because the JAS is the greatest faction in the history of sports entertainment, and they just keep getting better! And Anna JAS says she is the sexiest and the toughest, and she proved it last week when she choked Ruby Soho out! She’ll choke Schiavone out! She’ll choke the camera crew out! She’ll choke whoever this is right now! The AEW staffer gets the QUEENSLAYER! Anna JAS is bonkers, but will she and the rest of the Jericho Appreciation Society soon take over AEW?
Dumpster Match: The Acclaimed VS Gunn Club!
It’s trash day, and it’s gonna be a bad day for one team tonight. Fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS!” as they make their entrance, but then Anthony Bowens gives Daddy Ass a TRASH CAN DRIVE-BY! Max Caster RAMS Billy into the dumpster! Bowens brings the can with him and Colten Gunn comes rushing in, only to get CANNED! Austin tries, he gets CANNED! Caster says, “Yo! Start my music!” Fans fire up as Platinum Max still gets his diss track in! “Acclaimed gonna beat the Gunn Club in a bad way. We got the match in the bag cuz it’s trash day. No filter, I ain’t Instagram. We make the Ass Boys retire like Vince McMahon!
Bowens is stunned but Caster’s not done! “We’ll beat you down and you know the rest! I’m more positive than Joe Biden’s COVID tests! Yo, y’all’re dashed, boys. But for now, you’re just the Ass Boys!” Bowens gets the mic to say, “COOOLUMBUUUUUS! The Acclaimed! Have arrived!!” Get loud and let ’em hear ya say, “ASS~ BOYS!” But then Austin DECKS Bowens! Colten sucker punches Caster, the Gunns RAM Caster into the other dumpster! Austin dumps out trash from the cans, then he and Colten put them together in a cluster. The ref wants them to stop and get in the ring so this match can officially start!
The Gunns don’t care, they drag Bowens over and double suplex, only for Bowens to blocks! Bowens DOUBLE SUPLEXES the Gunns! Bowens drags Austin up, into the ring, and then he gets in. The bell rings to put this on record, and Bowens dodges Austin to elbow, JAB, CHOP and SUPERKICK! Colten gets in to ROCK Bowens, then whip to ropes. Bowens reverses, Colten holds ropes and BOOTS back. Bowens runs in but Colten throws him up and out! Bowens holds onto ropes to keep from falling into the dumpster! Colten ROCKS Bowens, he doubles over and hangs halfway inside! Austin SLAMS the lid on Bowens! And again! And again!
Austin keeps going, then lets off to go around the way. Colten drags Bowens up but Caster grabs at Colten. Colten kicks Caster down, he drags Bowens up, he and Austin DOUBLE POWERBOMB Bowens inside! But they gotta get Caster, too! Austin leaps but Caster dodges to DECK him with that Platinum Chain! Colten POSTS Caster in return! Colten dumps Caster in the dumpster! He and Austin get the id, but the Acclaimed block the closing! They hit back with COOKIE SHEETS! Fans fire up with the Acclaimed as they SCISSOR FINGER~! The Acclaimed is in control as AEW goes picture in picture.
Caster and Bowens get out of the dumpster, into the ring, and Caster aims at Colten, Colten avoids the sheet smack to dropkick Caster down. But Bowens gets in with a trash can lid to SMACK Colten! Colten falls, but Austin gets in to SMACK Bowens with a trash can lid! Austin shimmies and shakes and stalks Bowens, to JAB! JAB! JAB! Two step and SUCK IT, to LARIAT! Austin mocks the fans, but he sees the signs and hears the chants for “ASS~ BOYS!” The Gunns regroup, tune out the chants and raise their hands in victory. They get Bowens on the ropes to CHOP and CHOP! Caster drags Austin out to fire off hands, but Austin hits him back!
Bowens staggers away but Austin stalks him. Bowens elbows Austin, Colten smacks Caster off the apron. Bowens CHOKES Austin against railing but Colten CLUBS Bowens. Colten whips Caster into railing! Austin RAMS Bowens into the dumpster while Colten runs at Caster. Caster moves and Colten hits only railing! Austin hauls Bowens up to dump him back in the dumpster, and he shuts the one lid. Bowens blocks the other lid, just like earlier, and he powers out to ROCK Austin! Bowens then stands on top of the dumpster, only for Austin to join him. They brawl on top of the dumpster, and Bowens gets the edge!
Dynamite returns to single picture as fans rally behind Bowens. Bowens rains down forearms on Austin, CLUBS him, then drags him up. But Austin claws Bowen’s face! The fans boo, but Austin waves bye to then TOSS Bowens onto the trash cans! Fans boo and Caster sees what happened to Bowens. Caster CLUBS Colten up the ramp but Austin CLOBBERS him! “Who’s the Ass Boy now?!” “YOU!!” The Gunns drag Caster to the other dumpster but Caster fires off backhands and haymakers! But Colten ROCKS Caster, he and Austin RAM Caster into the dumpster! And out of that second dumpster, they bring out a TABLE!
The Gunns set up the table, drag Caster over, but Caster brawls with Colten. Colten snap suplexes Caster onto the steel grates! Bowens CLOBBERS Austin! Bowens ROCKS Colten, DECKS Austin, but Colten kicks low to hit the COLT 45 to the ramp!! Bowens writhes, Austin coordinates with his brother to do a big elbow! Austin hurries into the tunnel and up the girder! Colten drags Bowens up and over to the table. Colten puts Bowens on the table and Austin is on top of the tunnel! But Bowens BOOTS Colten away! Bowens runs off and Austin shouts to Colten to get dad! But Bowens CLOBBERS Colten with a trash can!
Bowens says Austin’s done for! Because Caster is behind him! Caster grins and Austin freaks out! Caster drags Austin up to TOSS into the dumpster! Fans fire up as Bowens puts Colten on the table now! And Caster gives us a SUPER MIC DROP!!! Fans lose their minds and Bowens drags Colten up to put in the dumpster! The Acclaimed get the lids and slam them shut! The Acclaimed wins!!
Winners: The Acclaimed
And to make sure these lids stay shut, they fasten the zip ties! But that’s not all! They start moving the dumpster towards the edge of the stage! Fans fire up as the dumpster goes OVER! Caster & Bowens take out the trash, are they moving on to the tag titles?
Big matches are made for Rampage!
After winning a Bunkhouse Battle Royal as part of the Ric Flair’s Last Match event, Mance Warner is making his AEW debut against Jon Moxley in an Interim AEW World Championship Eliminator! Will Warner go from Bunkhouse to penthouse with a golden ticket to the world title? Or will Moxley back up all his words about painting the canvas with his opponent’s blood?
Plus, after the sneak attack in the back, Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland want after Josh Woods & Tony Nese! But it won’t be a title match, it’ll be a STREET FIGHT! Will the #PremierGoods earn themselves their own golden tickets to a title match? Or will they have no choice but to bask in the glory of the Limitless House?
And of course, Battle of the Belts III is this Saturday!
First, the ROH World Championship will be defended as the NEW champion, Claudio Castagnoli, takes on The Future of Wrestling, Konosuke Takeshita! The Swiss Cyborg tells Konosuke that this Saturday, Konosuke gets his first title match in North America. Konosuke himself says he’s been champion in Japan time and again, but he has never been a champion in the States.
Claudio knows Konosuke is waiting for his first big singles win in the States, so Claudio hopes Konosuke brings all of that fighting spirit. As they say in the Blackpool Combat Club, you either step up, or get stepped on. Konosuke says that when he faces Claudio for the ROH title, he feels he will win that first big win. Claudio says this will be his first successful title defense of the ROH World Championship, because he IS Claudio Gaddam Castagnoli!
And furthermore, after the big win in their tag team match, it’s Jamie Hayter going against Thunder Rosa for the AEW Women’s World Championship! Will Hayter make Britt proud when she dethrones La Mera Mera? Last but not least, after Wardlow accepted the challenge, he will defend his TNT title against Jay Lethal! Will this already packed Battle of the Belts explode with a Powerbomb Symphony?
Quake by the Lake keeps getting bigger!
After the cat ‘n’ mouse games, La Faccion Ingobernable will take the Lucha Brothers head on in a TORNADO TAG! Will Rush & Andrade make AEW tranquilo? Or will Penta Oscuro & Rey Fenix show LFI the power of #CeroMiedo?
Plus, Jade Cargill wants to keep her undefeated streak going! She issues an OPEN CHALLENGE for the AEW TBS Championship, but who will answer?
Interim AEW World Championship Contender’s Match: Chris Jericho w/ Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker VS Wheeler Yuta!
Speaking of golden tickets to a title, there’s one on the line right here! Quake by the Lake will see Moxley take on the winner of this match, but will it be against the Lionheart? Or will it be another round with the Blackpool Combat Club’s Decoder?
But before things get going, Claudio makes his own entrance! He sees Daddy Magic & Cool Hand Ange, so he isn’t about to let Yuta do this without backup! The bell rings and Yuta storms up to Jericho. Fans rally but Jericho smirks at Yuta. Fans rally behind Yuta but Jericho says Yuta is stupid to think he can win. Yuta slaps the pointing finger away, so Jericho SLAPS Yuta! Yuta flicks Jericho’s broken nose! Yuta whips, trips Jericho, then rains down fists! Fans rally, Yuta gets up to kick Jericho to a corner. Yuta CHOPS Jericho, bumps him off buckles, then CHOPS again! Yuta DIGS into the bad nose, but the ref counts.
Yuta lets off at 4, whips Jericho to ropes, but Jericho holds ropes and bails out. Fans boo while Jericho cools off and regroups with Parker & Menard. But Yuta storms over, shoves Menard aside and BOOTS Jericho! Yuta CLUBS Jericho, ROCKS him, then fires off fists at the railing! The ref reprimands and counts, fans rally for Yuta as he whips Jericho into railing! Yuta rains down more fists, then brings Jericho around to put in the ring. But Parker anchors Yuta’s foot! Claudio points it out, the ref reprimands, and then EJECTS the JAS! Fans fire up for Aubrey as she argues with Parker & Menard, but Claudio fist bumps Yuta before he ushers Parker & Menard away.
Fans sing “Nana na na, nana na na, hey hey hey, good bye~!” but then Jericho rolls Yuta up! ONE, Yuta BOOTS and Jericho flounders. Yuta fires off hands in the corner, stomps and haymakers, then whips corner to corner. Jericho reverses, runs in, but into another BOOT! Yuta goes up, Jericho stands, but then goes to ropes to trip Yuta up! Yuta is stuck on his decoder while AEW goes picture in picture.
Jericho CLUBS Yuta, Yuta flops to the mat, and Jericho soaks up the cheers and jeers. Jericho checks his nose but it isn’t bleeding yet. Jericho rains down fists, paces around, then drags Yuta up to hit a BIG back suplex! Jericho drags Yuta up, CHOPS him down, then has him in a corner. Jericho CHOPS again, soaks up the heat, then CHOPS Yuta again. Yuta falls over and Jericho slaps him around. Yuta gets up with a snarl and he ROCKS Jericho with forearms! Yuta whips, Jericho holds ropes and avoids the dropkick! Jericho drops a SENTON! Jericho flexes then soaks up the heat. Fans cheer and jeer and Jericho drags Yuta up.
Jericho puts Yuta in a corner, hoists him up top, then climbs up after him. Jericho CLUBS Yuta, brings him up, but Yuta throws body shots! They brawl up top, Yuta gets the edge, and Yuta SUPER GOURD BUSTERS Jericho down! Yuta stands back up and leaps, into a DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Jericho is frustrated with Yuta’s toughness, but this is why Yuta’s even in the BCC. Jericho clamps onto Yuta and throws down elbows! Not quite Hammer ‘n’ Anvil but they still hit hard! Jericho soaks up the heat by flipping off the fans as AEW returns to single picture. Jericho slaps Yuta around more, then brings him up again.
Yuta ROCKS Jericho, fires off more forearms, and he whips Jericho to ropes Jericho reverses, Yuta kicks him, then hits an atomic drop! And an ENZIGURI! Jericho flounders to a corner, Yuta goes corner to corner and A-LIST LARIATS! Jericho staggers out, Yuta goes up, FLYING LARIAT! Fans fire up while both men are down! Yuta kips up and fans fire up more! Yuta whips Jericho to ropes, Jericho ducks, Wheeler runs, DOUBLE CROSSBODIES! Both men are down and fans rally up. Both men sit up, and Yuta SLAPS Jericho! Jericho SLAPS Yuta, it’s a SLAP fight! Fans rally as the SLAPS fire off faster and faster and from all sides!
Yuta ducks to waistlock, GERMAN SUPLEX! Yuta holds on, to GERMAN SUPLEX again! And he still holds on, to GERMAN SUPLEX again! Fans count it out, this is #SuplexYuta! GERMAN SUPLEX! That’s four! GERMAN SUPLEX, that’s five! Bridging cover, TWO!! Jericho survives but Yuta still holds on! Jericho fights the sixth to victory roll and get the legs! Yuta resists but Jericho gets the WALLS! Yuta endures the Walls of Jericho, but Jericho sits deep! Fans rally as Yuta reaches out, powers up, crawls forward, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Jericho lets go, acting like he won. The ref explains that no, he didn’t win.
Jericho runs in at Yuta but Yuta TOSSES him out! Yuta builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and Jericho hits railing! Yuta hurries back in, fire sup and builds speed again, to DIVE again! Another hit, and Yuta just gets back up! Fans are thunderous as Yuta runs to DIVE! Hattrick and Jericho hits railing again! Yuta puts Jericho in, goes up top, and then CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Jericho survives but Yuta hurries to run. Jericho catches Yuta, to underhook, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Then a LARIAT! Jericho fires up and fans are torn, but here comes the LIONSAULT! Onto knees! Yuta saves himself, and now he goes up the corner again!
Yuta leaps but into a CODE BREAKER!! Jericho crawls to a cover, TWO!!! Yuta survives and Jericho can’t believe it! Fans are thunderous but Jericho clamps on for the Hammer Elbows! But Yuta CLAWS the nose! Then drop toeholds Jericho, ties up the legs, and he gets the arm! REGAL STRETCH!! Jericho endures as he’s twisted up, but he crawls with the one good arm! Jericho grabs Floyd the Baseball Bat! But Aubrey snatches the bat away! Only for Jericho to LOW BLOW Yuta when she isn’t looking! Fans boo but the damage is done! Jericho aims, runs in, but Yuta ducks the elbow! Roll up and SEATBELT CRADLE!! TWO!! Jericho slips out, gets the legs, WALLS!!
Yuta resists, but Jericho stomps Yuta down! Jericho then puts on THE LIONTAMER!! Yuta taps, Jericho wins!!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by submission (advances to Quake by the Lake)
The Wizard pulled off another nasty trick, and now he tortures Yuta in the submission hold! Extra refs rush out to make Jericho stop, but Jericho doesn’t listen! HERE COMES MOXLEY!! He didn’t care who won, but he doesn’t care for Jericho bullying Yuta! Moxley gets in, Jericho runs away! Jericho gets a mic to shout, “Moxley! You just unleashed the demon! You just opened Pandora’s Box, man! Next week, you want the last survivor of Stu Hart’s Dungeon? You want Lionheart Chris Jericho?! You’ve got it!! But I’m gonna stretch the SH*T outta you, and walk out the NEW AEW Champion! You can guaran-effing-tee it!”
Quake by the Lake is coming, as is Moxley VS Jericho 2! Will the Maniac be the one to tame the Lionheart? Or will Jericho become Le Champion once again?
A great episode for AEW to set up a LOT for the next seven days. For one, great stuff for Battle of the Belts 3, such as a solid vignette promo from Claudio and Konosuke for their ROH title match. Konosuke will have a great showing but he will lose so Claudio has his first title defense in the books. A great opener from Cassidy VS Lethal, but I figured Lethal would win. Wardlow showing up last Friday on Rampage and then showing up here, Wardlow VS Lethal for the TNT title is official, that will also be a great title defense win for Wardlow. Great tag match from Britt & Hayter VS ThunderStorm, and a bit of a shocker that Hayter gets the pin in the win. Hayter gets her first title shot, but again, the champion will retain.
Great bit from Eddie Kingston cutting the SamTay video short to call Sammy out. If that’s for All Out, that is going to be wild. It could go either way, but maybe Eddie gets the win here so he can slowly move away from feuding with the JAS. The JAS had a good promo, including Anna Jay choking out some poor backstage staffer. Pretty sure we get TayJay VS Soho and someone, anyone, at some point between now and All Out. Good promo from Taz announcing that Team Taz is done, and of course Hobbs crushes his opponent. Starks surprised me showing up tonight after getting beat down, but clearly this should be an All Out match, too.
Great promo from Miro to continue to keep us guessing on if he’ll join House of Black or not. Darby Allin also had a good promo to call out Brody King ahead of their Coffin Drop match. I wonder if that’s really a tattoo on his hand, but that’d be very Darby to go that far for the story. No idea who wins, but it’s going to be awesome. Undisputed Elite returns, but what a surprise that they betrayed the Bucks! And a great move for Hangman to save the Bucks, but not quite unite with them. There’s still time before the Trios title tournament gets going, I can’t wait for the moment the Bucks actually accept Hangman back.
Great promo from Daniel Garcia to call out Bryan Danielson, and I would definitely love to see a rematch of those two, provided the JAS isn’t allowed to interfere this time. I still feel like Garcia needs to realize he is more a BCC guy than a JAS guy, but who knows if they can figure out how to write that turn. Great promo from Ethan Page to voice his frustrations, and fans enjoyed it, too. Stokely gets another male wrestler in his stable, he could play things as Tweeners, because fans really like All Ego, they really like #TYGASTYLE, they could really get going facing all sorts of teams, not just Faces.
We got an awesome Dumpster Match, with another great rap from Caster, and a wild elbow drop from the tunnel. I figured The Acclaimed would win, and this can propel them to the next level. Great promo segment with Christian and Jungle Boy backstage, I really like this new edge JB has. Great match between Christian and Hardy, and Christian wins to have momentum for his feud with JB. If anything, Christian VS JB needs to be No Disqualifications since we know they’ll both want to use a Con-Chair-To on each other. I just hope there’s no re-swerve where Luchasaurus does join Christian Cage in the end. Jurassic Express with an edge is the team that needs to move on from this feud.
A great promo from Moxley to say this is about the title, not about who he is facing. And great main event between Jericho and Yuta. Yuta puts on another great performance, even in losing, but he is losing to legends, so there’s nothing bad for Yuta here. But of course Jericho cheated to get the advantage, and of course he gets Heel heat making Yuta suffer. Moxley running Jericho off was also fitting, and Jericho gets essentially goaded into giving us what we want again. Can’t wait to see what Lionheart Jericho will look like in terms of aesthetic, but we know we’re going to get an awesome title match next week.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/1/23)
Best Friends are on a Rampage!
Will tonight be Very Nice, Very Evil or whatever?
Greetings humans! Danhausen is back in AEW, and to celebrate, he teams with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta & Hook in a Very Nice, Very BIG 8 Man Tag!
- 8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order; OrangeHookHausen & Trent win.
- Six Man Tag: The Don Callis Family VS ???; The Don Callis Family wins.
- Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander; Shida, Skye & Statlander win.
- Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana; Penta, Vikingo & Komander win.
PLAY BY PLAY
8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order w/ Jake Hager!
OrangeHausen, HookHausen, OrangeHook, all of the above, and #JustTrent take on Daddy Magic, Cool Hang Ange, Alex Reynolds & Evil Uno in a big, super team-up type deal! But will the Very Nice, Very Evil Best Friends be victorious together? Or will the rogues gallery standing against them earn themselves quite a lot of golden opportunities all at once?
But wait, as Big Hurt Hager gets the VNVEBFs to turn their backs, the rogues attack! Fans boo, the bell rings, and all but Danhausen is tossed out of the ring as he tosses Reynolds instead. Uno CLUBS Danhausen, Cassidy is sent into railing, and Uno puts Danhausen in a corner. Uno CHOPS him, soaks up the heat, and then storms up. Danhausen kicks low, throws hands, but Uno kicks back. Uno whips corner to corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Danhausen runs up to RANA! Uno tumbles, fans fire up and Danhausen catches Reynolds as he runs in, wrench and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up as Danhausen kicks low and tags Hook.
HookHausen double whip Uno, Uno holds ropes and Menard tags in. Menard, Parker and Reynolds all get in, but then so do Trent and Cassidy! The eight men are stare down, and the brawl is back on! The ref reprimands but the Dark Order & X-JAS get the edge. They all have someone in a corner, then they all coordinate to quadruple whip! But the Best Friends all reverse that, X-JAS and Dark Order crash into each other! And then Best Friends set up in the corners… and Hook needs to be coaxed a little bit, for the GROUP- NO, they all get kicked low! Fans boo as X-JAS & Dark Order reel them in, but the Best Friends QUADRUPLE SUPLEX!
Fans fire up because now we get the GROUP HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Hook then goes after Parker with body shots, but Menard storms up. Menard hits low, scoops Hook, BACKBREAKER and Parker KNEES Hook down! But Trent JUMP KNEES Parker down! Menard kicks low and POWERBOMBS Trent! Cassidy dodges Menard to tilt-o-whirl and DDT! Uno CHOPS Cassidy down! Danhausen baits Uno in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Reynolds runs in, spins Danhausen and ROLLING ELBOWS!
Hook is back up, T-BONE for Reynolds! T-BONE for Parker! Uno is up, he kicks low and whips. Hook reverses that to clinch and T-BONE! Extra large serving for Uno there! But wait, here comes Wheeler Yuta! The ROH Pure Champion wants to taunt Hook like he has been for weeks now, and then Menard CLOBBERS Hook in the distraction! Yuta joins commentary while Menard bumps Hook off buckles, and reels him in for a big suplex! Tag to Parker and he stomps Hook down. Parker stomps more, then pushes Hook around. Parker tags Uno, they mug Hook. Uno then bumps Hook off the boots of Menard and Reynolds.
Reynolds tags in, he runs side to side to ELBOW Hook! Uno SPLASHES, short arm LARIATS, and Reynolds covers, TWO! Reynolds stands on Hook’s head, fans boo but the Dark Order and X-JAS soak up the heat. But Hook clinches! Reynolds fights with forearms, then he bumps Hook off buckles. Tag to Menard, he stomps Hook then lets off to distract the ref, Uno and Parker CHOKE Hook while Rampage goes picture in picture!
Menard stomps Hook, drags him up, and ROCKS him with a right. Menard pushes Hook around, soaks up the heat, but turns around into a CHOP! Menard trips Hook, drags him back, and tags Parker in. Parker CLUBS Hook down, then stomps him. Parker taunts the Best Friends, flicks his hair gel at them, then goes back to Hook. Parker CLUBS Hook, tags Uno, and they mug Hook some more. Uno scrapes his laces on Hook’s face then tags Parker back in. Parker stomps Hook, but Hook powers Parker back! They end up on ropes, Parker KNEES Hook back! Parker then BLASTS Cassidy off the corner!
Rampage returns to singe picture as Parker goes after Hook, and Hook gets around to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Parker tags Menard but Hook LARIATS Menard down! The fans fire up as Hook and Menard crawl, hot tags to Trent and Uno! Trent rallies on Uno, then on Reynolds! GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent still has Reynolds but Reynolds fights the nelson. Uno runs in but Trent ducks, the BOOT hits Reynolds! Trent HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES Uno away! Trent runs in at Reynolds but into a BOOT! Reynolds goes up but Trent YANKS him down for a SAIDO! Fans fire up with Trent!
Trent tags Cassidy, and Cassidy storms up to “unleash.” But then he really does fire off BOOT after BOOT on Dark Order! Yuta sighs as this is typical Cassidy. Cassidy dodges the Dark Order’s double lariat to DOUBLE SHOTGUN! Cassidy kips up and the fans fire up! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but Uno stops the DDT to suplex! Only to get STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy keeps moving but Uno BOOTS him! Uno hooks Cassidy up, for SOMETHING EVIL! Cover, Trent KNEES it apart! Fans fire up, Reynolds BOOTS Trent! Reynolds runs in to BOOT Cassidy in a corner! Reynolds puts Cassidy up top!
Reynolds ROCKS Cassidy, climbs up, but Trent runs up to get Reynolds! SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Cassidy adjusts, and Danhausen tags in! But so does Menard! Menard says do NOT do what he thinks he’s gonna do! But then Danhausen CURSES him! And yes, the PURPLE HAT! Hager is pissed, Parker tries to calm him down, but then Hager runs in! Danhausen dodges, Trent & Cassidy dump Hager out! Menard grabs Danhausen, Parker runs in to get the hat back! But Hook gets Parker in the REDRUM!! Menard lets Danhausen go, but Danhausen rolls him up! BEST FRIENDS WIN!
Winners: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta, by pinfall
Not only is X-JAS furious, but Yuta says this is unbelievable. But will the Decoder have to worry about the much more Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
Backstage interview with The Outcasts & Anna Jay.
Renee Paquette is with Saraya, Ruby Soho & The Star of the Show to say they are teaming up for the first time in Six Woman Tag action. Saraya says yes they are, and sorry for cutting Renee off, Renee knows Saraya loves her, but… Isn’t Anna just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? Ruby sighs and Saraya says “Liza Minnelli” is in a time out so shush. Anyway, Saraya thanks Anna for teaming with them, Lord knows they’ve needed some extra help around here. And also, they do have something in common that is giant, greasy, irritating, and needs to be handled. Oh, speaking of, here it comes.
Parker walks in, apologizes for not being here sooner, and then says hi to Ruby. But uh, yeah, the guys are ready to go, they’ll be out there for her, team effort! Um, no, Anna doesn’t want the boys out there. Especially Parker. What? But Saraya says this is why she loves Anna! She’s great. Yeah, she is. Hey, no, stop looking at Ruby. Saraya drags Ruby along, leaving Parker alone. Will the X-JAS still even be the X-JAS anymore with all this drama?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
Schiavone says that 28 years ago, in this town, at the Mall of America, two men were in the main event for the very first wrestling match ever on TNT. It was Sting VS Ric Flair. And Schiavone wants to also say that the final match on TNT back then was Sting VS Ric Flair. So it gives Schiavone a sense of pride to welcome one of Minnesota’s favorite sons, as well as STIIIING~! The Icon makes his way out to the ring and fans howl for him. Schiavone then introduces the Nature Boy, the Minnesota native, Ric Flair! Fans “WOO~!” as Flair makes his way out now, and hugs Sting in the ring.
Schiavone has them bring it in. Wednesday night, they announced the location of Sting’s final match at AEW Revolution, March 3rd, 2024. It will be Greensboro, North Carolina, where these two set the standard for a great televised wrestling event. Sting stands at 24-0, the longest undefeated streak standing, and we’re just two weeks away from tickets going on sale. Sting asks to take the mic, and he howls for the fans! The fans howl back and Sting says Minneapolis, lots of great memories here! Not only did he and Ric do the first and last WCW shows on TNT here, but they did the very big, gigantic- Oh, can’t really say that on TV, sorry. Copyright and stuff.
But the massive match at Mall of America, everyone knows about it. Sting’s had great matches here against and with Lex Luger, Bam Bam Bigelow, and lots of other great memories. So good to be back. Thank you for those memories. Thank you, Tony Khan, Tony Schiavone and the Nature Boy! WOO~! Ric takes the mic now, and he says, “Wow. From 1972 ’til today. And believe it or not, I’m still alive. And that’s saying a lot, heh. Because I’ve covered a lot of ground and had a lot of fun. But there are three or four people that are always gonna be special in my life, and you’ll love these names.
“Dusty Rhodes, Ricky The Dragon, and a guy that I think I’ve wrestled at least 15 hundred times over our career, the great–and the word ‘Icon’ does not even enough to begin to say what a man he is. I’m so serious, to be back in my hometown in this moment, and this ride. This is an incredible ride. Think about the history of our business. I’ve been there with him since ’88, and I’m gonna be there with him in the end. And man, that doesn’t happen in real-life, guys. And y’know what? We’ve stayed as respectful and honest with each other as the day we met, and that’s really unusual. You’re the man, brother.”
Fans cheer, and Ric says, “We’re gonna dance all night and dance a little longer. We’re gonna stay up all night and stay a little longer. I cannot tell you where we’ll be at like the old days, but you know we’ll be going AEW strong! WOO~!” Fans echo “WOO~!” with Ric and Schiavone says Ric will be there for Sting at AEW Revolution, tickets on sale soon! The Icon and Nature Boy are riding off into the night, and we have the when and where. Now all we need is, who faces Sting in his final match?
Backstage interview with Hikaru Shida, Kris Statlander & Skye Blue.
Renee is now with the Shining Samurai, the Galaxy’s Greatest and Chicago Skye as she says a lot has changed in the AEW Women’s Division after Full Gear. Shida lost the AEW Women’s World Championship to Toni Storm, and Statlander lost the AEW TBS Championship to Julia Hart, the same match Skye Blue was in. Does tonight feel like a way to get momentum back? Kris says it has been a hard pill to swallow. “You work so hard for something, and you come back from multiple injuries, you come back and change yourself so many times, and you obtain something so precious, and it’s just taken away in a matter of seconds.”
And worse yet, Kris wasn’t the one who got pinned. Oh, okay, blame Skye when Kris had plenty of chances to win the Triple Threat, and didn’t. Shida tells them to stop. She also lost a title, she also feels angry, but not towards them. Not towards her partners. They can take their anger out on their opponents tonight! Kris agrees with that, and so does Skye. Will this trio of stars be able to bring down The Outcasts and Star of the Show?
The Don Callis Family VS JAH-C
So what if they lost the Like A Dragon Street Fight? “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs did damage to Paul “The Giant” Wight like no man has ever done before, and there’s still a lot left in the tank for Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita. Will they only be made stronger from that loss?
The teams sort out, Hobbs starts and Jah throws hands! Hobbs doesn’t even flinch! Jah runs, but Hobbs CLOBBERS him! In runs ??? but Hobbs picks him up to SPINEBUSTER! D runs in but Hobbs SPINEBUSTERS him, too! Fletcher & Konosuke step in, they all get a man up, and in synchronized formation, we get the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM, GRIMSTONE and BASTARD DRIVER!! Cover, The Don Callis Family wins!
Winners: The Don Callis Family, by pinfall
Fans boo but Callis celebrates with his “family.” Then Callis gets a mic to talk. “Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega! The Golden Jets! You put two of the greatest of all time into a tag team and what do you got? You got a team that could be the most dominant of all time. And I know that wins and losses matter here in All Elite Wrestling. But in the Don Callis Family, the only thing that matters is winning! And whether it’s singles, tag, or trios, the Don Callis Family will continue dominating until there’s nowhere for the Golden Jets to hide in AEW!” The ultimatum has been issued, will it only be a matter of time before AEW belongs to the DCF?
Prince Nana & Brian Cage talk with The Workhorsemen.
Nana says it is an unbelievable time for the Mogul Embassy. Cage says it’s always a great time. Nana says the Gates of Agony are in NJPW World Tag League, killing it and bringing home that money. But tonight, Nana needs to hire some help, and that brings in JD Drake & Anthony Henry. Nana has been watching them, he likes their style. That is why tonight, he needs their services. And this could be a huge opportunity for you both to step up to the plate and to prove a point. To impress Swerve Strickland, too. So tonight, Nana’s paid them, get the job done, and we’ll see if they can join the team. But he believes in them!
Nana & Cage head out, will Scrap metal & The Saint of Augusta help The Machine bring down the luchador trio in tonight’s main event?
Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander!
Both sides have said what’s on their mind, but it’s the emotions in their hearts that could make or break these team-ups. Will Saraya be able to keep things together between Anna and Ruby? Or will it be Shida who struggles to keep Skye and Kris on the same page?
The teams sort out and Kris starts against Anna. The fans rally as the two circle, then tie up. Kris waistlocks, SLAMS Anna, then drags her up to tag Shida. The former champs double whip, sweep and ELBOW Anna down. Then they shake hands to DOUBLE ELBOW DROP! Shida covers, TWO! Tag to Skye and she wrenches Anna to a JAWBREAKER! Anna blocks the superkick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Skye pushes Anna around, but Kris tags herself in. Skye lets that go, to then tag herself back in! But Kris tags back in again! They argue, but then Shida tags herself in to get them both to stop.
But then Anna hot tags Saraya! Saraya gets around Shida, Shida gets around Saraya, but Saraya mule kicks Shida! Saraya runs, but Shida ENZIGURIS first! Shida fires up, the fans are with her, and Shida torture racks! Saraya endures, but Ruby says put her down! So Shida DROPS Saraya! Ruby storms in but Shdia kicks her low, and snap suplexes her onto Saraya! Fans fire up as Shida covers Saraya, TWO! Shida tags Skye in and Skye keeps Saraya from her corner. Skye whips, runs up and SHINING WIZARD on the ropes! But Anna distracts the ref so Saraya can keep Skye stuck, and Ruby ROUNDHOUSES Skye down!
Fans boo but Saraya howls to the moon. Saraya stomps Skye, insults her, and whips her to the corner as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, lets off to distract the ref, and Ruby digs her boot in! Anna pulls Skye’s hair to help out, then Saraya storms up to bump Skye off buckles. Tag to Ruby, she stomps away on Skye, but lets off as the ref counts. Saraya tells fans to shut up while Ruby drags Skye around. Skye throws body shots, then JAWBREAKERS! Ruby staggers back, Saraya tags in, and the Outcasts mug Skye! Saraya has Skye in the ropes to throw knee after knee! The ref counts, Saraya lets off, and she pushes Skye back in. Saraya keeps Skye from her corner, taunting Shida and Kris, then she stomps Skye.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, tags Anna and Anna CHOKES Skye! The ref counts, Anna lets off, and then Anna CHOKES Skye on ropes! The ref counts again, Anna lets off and distracts the ref so Saraya can SLAP Skye. Anna bumps Skye off buckles, Ruby tags in, and Anna ROCKS Skye. Ruby CHOPS Skye, stalks her to a corner, and stands her up, but Skye avoids the chop to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Skye and Ruby sputter and drop to their knees while Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and hot tag to Kris! She BLASTS Ruby, drags Saraya up and FISHERMAN BUSTERS! Cover, but Anna kicks it apart! Anna drags Saraya back and tags herself in. Anna stands Kris up, wrenches and HOOK KICKS! Then Saraya KNEES Kris down! Cover, TWO! Anna drags Kris up, QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! But Kris powers up to back suplex free! Ruby runs in, STO! Skye SUPERKICKS Ruby! Saraya YAKUZA KICKS Skye! Shida ROCKS Saraya, whips her but Saraya reverses, only for Shida to JUMP KNEE! Anna BOOTS Shida! Kris runs up, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Anna tags Ruby and they get Kris up.
Anna HOOK KICKS, then Ruby SUPERKICKS but Kris pulls Anna into it! Ruby panics, Kris tags Skye and Electric Chair Lifts Ruby! SLAM and CODE BLUE!! Cover, Skye’s team wins!
Winners: Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander, by pinfall
The dysfunction wasn’t enough to bring down Skye and Kris, they made it work and now celebrate together! As for Anna, she is furious with Ruby, and Saraya pulls Ruby along like an angry mother with her daughter. Are the Outcasts going to be on the outs sooner rather than later?
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!
Firstly, the Continental Classic continues, and the Gold League’s third round has been set: Jon Moxley VS Rush; Jay White VS Jay Lethal; and Swerve Strickland VS Mark Briscoe! Will El Toro Blanco be the one to serve The Maniac that first L in the tournament? Will Lethal and Briscoe finally get on the board?
And after being the one to score the pinfall in tonight’s Six Woman Tag, Skye Blue gets her shot at “Timeless” Toni Storm and the AEW Women’s World Championship! Will Skye finally make it through the Storm to grab the gold on the other side?
Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana!
While the AEW World Trios Champions, Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed, are down and out, trios are forming and fighting their way up. Alex Abrahantes’ league of luchadores want their shot, but will they make it through a Rampage? Or will The Mogul Embassy learn that having #CeroMiedo is priceless?
The trios sort out, and Cage starts against Komander. Cage kicks Komander low right at the bell, then whips him to ropes. Komander handsprings, Cage dodges but Komander dodges back, then RAN- NO, Cage blocks that to pop Komander up! But Komander sunset flips! Cage drags Kmoander up to OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Penta tags in, then GAMANGIRIS Cage! Penta goes up to CROSSBODY! And then he dodges to SUPERKICK! Henry tags in, bobs ‘n’ weaves and fires off hands. Henry gets around to make Penta kneel, and he DROPKICKS Penta away! Henry soaks up the jeers, but Penta tags Vikingo!
Viking springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK Henry! Fans fire up as Vikingo then whips Henry corner to corner. Henry reverses, but Vikingo reverses back to HEEL KICK! Vikingo forearm smashes int he corner, goes up and fans rally, for the IMPLODER DRAGON-RANA! And then the DREAMCAST KICK! JD tags in and fans rally up. JD says “SUCK IT!” and then dares Vikingo to chop him. Vikingo winds up as fans chant “SI! SI! SI!” CHOP! JD nods, but he wants another. Vikingo CHOPS again, and JD huffs and puffs. JD swings, Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges but JD CHOPS Vikingo down after all!
JD then powers Vikingo to ropes to BIEL him across the way! JD taunts Penta, whips Vikingo, but Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges again to CORKCCREW RANA! JD flounders out, Cage and Henry run in, but Penta & Komander SUPERKICK them first! Henry bails out, Penta gives Komander a boost, saluting MISSILE DROPKICK! Cage tumbles out, fans rally as the luchadores coordinate, and “CERO! MIEDO!” TRIPLE DIVES!! Some cleaner than others, and JD pops Vikingo back up to CLOBBER him off the ropes! Komander stomps Cage, and puts him in the ring as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Komander hurries in, Penta BOOTS JD to join Komander. But Henry trips Komander! Penta runs up, SUPERKICKS Henry, then makes sure he knows, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but into a SPIN POWERSLAM! Cage drags Komander up for a deadlift SUPERPLEX!! Cage flexes, Henry & JD join in, and then JD stalks Komander. JD drags Komander up, DECKS him, then stalks him to ropes. JD puts Komander in the corner, CHOPS, and then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen mug Komander, Henry throws body shots, then he runs in to forearm smash! JD tags, LARIAT, NECK TWIST and SLINGSHOT SENTON!
Nana likes what he sees as Komander writhes. JD drags Komander up, keeps him from the lucha corner, and he CLUBS Komander back down. JD drags Komander up to scoop and SLAM! JD goes up a corner, to then VADER FLOP as Komander moves! Henry tags in, he drags Komander from the corner, then ducks the enziguri! But Komander rolls free and hot tags Vikingo! Vikingo springboards to CROSSBODY! Vikingo SOBATS Henry, runs but into a cheap shot from Cage! The ref reprimands but Henry throws Vikingo down by his hair! NECK TWIST! And a headscissor squeeze, even!
Henry lets off to then stand Vikingo up, for another NECK TWIST! Tag to Cage and he RAMS Vikingo into a corner! And again! And then he CHOPS! Cage wrenches Vikingo, scoops him, and does bicep curls before he FALL AWAY SLAMS Vikingo! Cage flexes, taunts Cero Miedo, and he drags Vikingo up to GERMAN SUPLEX! Vikingo lands on his feet! Vikingo waistlocks, Cage elbows free then whips Vikingo to ropes. But Vikingo slides under, only to get caught! But Vikingo then PELES! Hot tag to Penta as Rampage returns to single picture! Penta dodges Cage to then SLINGBLADE Cage down! SLINGEBLADE again!
The Workhorsemen attack, double whip, but Penta KICKS JD and SUPERKICKS Henry! Penta runs in to wheelbarrow Cage, victory roll and DOUBLE DDT on the Workhorsemen! Fans fire up and Penta SUPERKICKS Cage! Tag to Komander and he goes up top to MISSILE DROPKICK JD! Penta hauls Henry up, ALLEY-OOP into a MISSILE DROPKICK from Vikingo!! Fans lose their minds over that one, and then Penta sets up so Komander can use him as a step, HANGTIME DROPKICK on JD in a corner! Cage staggers up, Penta has his target, SUPERKICK! Komander springboards, FLYIGN CODE BREAKER! And he holds on for Vikingo to DOUBLE STOMP Cage!
Penta goes up, “CERO! MIEDO!” DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS of his own! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives because he’s a Machine! But Abrahantes rallies the fans for his team. Penta hauls Cage up, reels him in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Cage wrenches out to JUMP KNEE! Penta falls into the tag with Komander, and Komander springboards, but Cage SWATS him! Cage whips Komander to the corner, tags Henry, and Cage runs up to MONKEY FLIP Komander into JD’s POWERBOMB!! Then JD CATAPULTS Kmoander into Henry’s SUPERKICK! Henry goes up, DIVING DOUBLE STOMP BACKBREAKER of their own! Cover, Vikingo breaks it!!
JD TOSSES Vikingo, Penta SUPERKICKS JD! Cage fireman’s carries Penta for F10! Vikingo returns with a springboard, FLYING TORNADO DDT!! Henry is back, he steps over and reels Vikingo in, PILEDRIVER! But Penta catches Henry now, half nelson, pump handle, MADE IN JAPAN!! JD is up, Penta kicks but JD blocks it! JD has Penta for the underhooks, the SILENCER! Komander returns, JD ducks his roundhouse but not the HEEL KICK! But Cage waistlocks Komander! Komander fights with elbows, but Henry runs up! Komander ducks, the ENZIGURI hits Cage! Nana is furious, and Cage CLOBBERS Henry!!
Nana says no more, they’re done. JD asks what the hell, but Cage shoves JD. Vikingo DREAMCAST KICKS JD! The Embassy is leaving, they don’t want to hire Workhorsemen anymore? Well Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and FEAR FACTOR!! Komander is up top, he tags Vikingo before giving Henry CIELITO LINDO! Komander DIVES onto JD! Vikingo adds on the 630 SENTON!! Cover, the luchadores win!
Winners: Penta El Zero Miedo, Komander & El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The implosion of Nana’s team all over a misunderstanding gives Penta’s team their first victory together! Will Penta, Komander y Vikingo take this momentum to next beat Action Andretti & Top Flight?
A really good Rampage here with a lot of tag team action. There must be something in Cassidy’s contract about opening shows, though, because that 8 Man Tag certainly felt main event worthy. But then it made sense in story that it had to go first so that the X-JAS could be in action before Anna, and Anna would tell Parker to stay in the back during her match because of how Ruby would be involved. Great win for Cassidy’s team, and great win for the Faces in the Women’s Trios match. Rather surprised Skye is getting her shot at Storm so soon. Yes, she interrupted Storm’s acceptance speech moment, and won here, but why not give us a promo segment between them first, then the match on Winter is Coming. But at the same time, debut in Montreal, they want it to be important.
Of course Don Callis Family squashes jobbers, but I like that we got to see Hobbs, Konosuke and Fletcher all in red ring gear. And seeing Don Callis’ Last Supper parody, it makes me think he wants a total of 11 faction members. I say 11 because “Judas” is already accounted for in Jericho. So far, he has five, Callis really is gonna have to recruit tag teams and/or trios if he wants an easier time of filling out the group. Really good main event from Penta’s team going against Cage & Workhorsemen. Of course the Faces win, but also it was clear the Workhorsemen were going to take the loss for the Heels. Kinda wished Cage would beat down the Workhorsemen after the loss, not because of the “misunderstanding” trope, but that’d probably take away from the Faces celebrating.
And given Rampage is prerecorded, turns out that was for the best this week. I’d only just heard today about how… controversial Ric Flair got in his part of the promo segment. Flair also tweeted about it, both apologizing and not apologizing for what he said. This is gonna be a long three months if everyone has to worry about Flair spouting off the stuff he got away with in the 1980s when he was much, MUCH younger. That aside, the entire segment was redundant anyway, we heard them talk on Dynamite, this is the same crowd that heard it all, it’s just a waste of time.
My Score: 8.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/29/23)
The Continental Classic continues into week 2!
The Switchblade enters whose house?
The AEW Continental Classic continues here on Dynamite! Swerve Strickland and Jay White are both 1-0, but they go against each other for the top spot in Gold League!
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jon Moxley VS Jay Lethal; Moxley wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Mark Briscoe VS Rush; Rush wins.
- Wardlow VS AR Fox; Wardlow wins.
- Six Man Tag: Action Andretti & Top Flight VS The Hardy Party; Action & Top Flight win.
- AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Emi Sakura; Julia wins and retains the title.
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jay White VS Swerve Strickland; Swerve wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Bryan Danielson is here!
Fans cheer as the American Dragon, eyepatch on like a pirate, joins commentary to watch the Continental Classic competition in person.
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jon Moxley VS Jay Lethal!
The Maniac is 1-0 with three points, so he’s feeling pretty good batting lead for round two! Will he continue his momentum with #PureCarnage? Or will this be a lethal week two?
The bell rings and the clock is ticking on the 20 minute time limit. Moxley and Lethal circle, tie up, and Lethal headlocks for a takeover. Moxley headscissors, Lethal kips free but Moxley headlocks for a takeover. Lethal headscissors, Moxley kips free, and we go another takeover for another scissor. And another! Lethal then ROCKS Moxley with a right! Moxley ROCKS Lethal, Lethal ROCKS Moxley, and they go back and forth! Lethal kicks low, runs, but Moxley CLOBBERS him! Fans fire up but Lethal trips Moxley to step through, FIGURE FOUR! But Moxley rolls to the apron, and they fall to the floor!
Lethal and Moxley get up, Lethal throws body shots but Moxley clinches. Lethal RAMS Moxley into the apron, slides into the ring and he builds speed. Lethal DIVES and sends Moxley into the railing! Fans fire up, Lethal goes to the apron and struts, but Bryan says not to do that with Moxley. Lethal hops in, builds speed again, but Moxley slides in to deny the dive! Then Moxley DECKS Lethal, and he DIVES! Now Lethal is sent into railing! Moxley shakes out his leg after jamming it up a bit. Lethal CLUBS Moxley, CLUBS him more, but Moxley ROCKS Lethal back. Moxley puts Lethal in, runs in at the corner and clotheslines!
Moxley climbs up to rain down fists! The fans count, but Lethal slips away before five to kick at the legs! Then Lethal hoists Moxley for a SHIN BREAKER to a DRAGON SCREW! Moxley clutches his knee, Lethal storms up to stomp him! Lethal goes after that knee with more stomps, but Moxley hobbles to another corner. Lethal CLUBS the leg, CLUBS it again, and again! Moxley ROCKS Lethal! Lethal ROCKS Moxley! They go back and forth, Moxley gets the edge with boxing elbows! Then he BITES Lethal! Moxley runs, Lethal ducks to handspring, but into a SLEEPER! Lethal JAWBREAKRS free, and hits another SHIN BREAKER! Then a SAIDO!
Lethal hits a GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Moxley writhes, Lethal climbs, and he MACHO ELBOWS! Cover, TWO! Moxley is still in this, but he sputters as he crawls to ropes. Moxley is on the apron, Lethal BLASTS Moxley to the railing! The front row has Moxley in their laps as Dynamite goes picture in picture!
Lethal waits while the ref checks on Moxley. Moxley drags himself up but Lethal goes out after him. Moxley drags himself over railing, and Lethal ROCKS him with a right hand! And again! Lethal then RAMS Moxley into the apron, then CLUBS away on the leg! Lethal SLAMS the leg into the apron, and Moxley scrambles into the ring. Lethal pursues, runs up and KICKS the leg out! Moxley crawls, Lethal grabs the leg, and he drops an elbow on the knee! And again! Lethal then has a toehold and he twists the foot. Moxley endures, Lethal stomps the leg, then drops another elbow! But Moxley uses that to get an ARMBAR!
Lethal clasps hands quickly, fights up to stack, TWO and Lethal knees the back of Moxley’s leg! Lethal bends the leg across his own knee, but Moxley endures. Lethal KNEES it again, pulls, and goes back to the standing toehold. Moxley endures, Dynamite returns to single picture, and the fans rally up. Moxley kicks away at Lethal, then gets up to hit a CUTTER! Fans fire up while both men are down. Moxley fires up, he drags Lethal up and in, but Lethal fights the piledriver! Lethal RAMS Moxley into the corner, hoists him up, and CHOPS! Lethal climbs for a SUPER DRAGON SCREW! Moxley writhes and Lethal says he’s gonna rip that leg off!
Lethal aims as Moxley slowly rises, but Moxley avoids the chop block! Moxley ROCKS Lethal with a forearm! And CHOPS him! Lethal fires a forearm but Moxley fires back! The fans rally, the forearms fly, and Moxley gets the edge! Moxley runs, but Lethal follows to UPPERCUT! Lethal runs, but Moxley follows to ELBOW! Moxley runs, baits Lethal in, to LARIAT! Fans fire up with Moxley and he drags Lethal up. Underhooks, but Lethal fights the Paradigm Shift, BACKBREAKER TO COMPLETE SHOT! Moxley is down after the Lethal Combination, and Lethal covers, TWO! Bryan says that wasn’t a great cover, a tournament like this is about the basics.
Lethal grabs Moxley’s leg to SMASH the knee against the mat again and again! Then he drags Moxley, steps through, but Moxley cradle counters! TWO!! Lethal rushes Moxley but Moxley POSTS him! And then rolls him up, TWO!! Lethal escapes again, and Moxley goes back to the corner. Moxley slaps the bad leg and the fans rally up. Lethal stands, he dodges Moxley, and he O’Conner Rolls! TWO and Moxley has the REAR NAKED CHOKE! Lethal rolls back, TWO! Lethal gets the legs, FIGURE FOUR!! Moxley sits up but he endures the pain! Bryan coaches Moxley from commentary and Moxley fights his way around!
Moxley reaches out, Lethal pulls on that hold, but Moxley has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Lethal lets off and drags Moxley up. Lethal KICKS the leg, then calls his shot! Handspring, but Moxley falls! Lethal stops himself, but falls for it! PARADIGM SHIFT!! Moxley fires up, and he KING KONG LRAIATS Lethal inside out!! Then PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Lethal survives, but Moxley has the REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Lethal CLUBS Moxley’s leg, but then Moxley traps that arm! Lethal taps, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (gains 3 points; Lethal earns 0)
The Maniac is 2-0 with a strong six points, but it may have cost him a leg! Will he have to watch out next round with that target on his back?
AEW shares footage from after Saturday Night Collision.
Eddie Kingston asks them what they want him to say. He knew this was gonna be tough. Tony Khan didn’t put any scrubs in this tournament. Eddie just maybe got too cocky, thinking that since he put two belts in the pot, he was a given winner. No one deserves to win, everything is earned. Eddie has Bryan next but he’s behind the 8 ball. Eddie says he will not do this. He will not go backwards. Humble in victory and humble in defeat. Eddie has to go heal up, Epsom salt bath, all that good stuff. The Mad King vows he will be ready for the American Dragon.
Bryan Danielson responds.
Bryan says he was actually impressed by the confidence Eddie had to put up both his titles for the tournament. But now, one loss and Eddie feels he’s behind the 8 ball? Against Bryan? Bryan fractured his orbital bone, needed surgery in two places, and yet he is coming into this tournament on fire! He is NOT behind the 8 ball, he is NOT going to be humble, he is here to win this and be the first AEW Triple Crown! Will Bryan’s Blue League start be Eddie’s Blue League end?
Tony Schiavone is backstage.
He brings up that Sting’s final match is coming. AEW Revolution, Sunday, March 3rd, 2024. And when it comes to where they’ll have Sting’s final match, they thought of the many great venues across the world, but what better place for Sting’s final match than Greensboro, North Carolina and the Greensboro Coliseum? So many great Sting matches were held there, but one in particular that comes to mind is 1988, Sting VS Ric Flair for the World Heavyweight Championship. So Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina, get ready! Joining Schiavone now are those very legends, Sting and Ric Flair!
First off, 24-0, the longest win streak in AEW right now, what a fitting place for Sting to have his final match and maybe end on 25 than in Greensboro. Sting says yeah, wow, all those years ago, it was March 8th, 1988, his very first world title match against perhaps the greatest world champion of all time in The Nature Boy. Sting would’ve never guessed that night, 35 years later, we’d be here now. The memories, 45 minutes but a draw, commercial free, the first time in TV history that any sporting event even did that. But that’s not the real point of it. The big deal was being in there with Ric Flair. That was a make or break night, and so thank you, Ric, for putting Sting on the map.
Sting says yeah, that is a fitting place to end his career all these years later, Greensboro. Schiavone says so many great memories, and for him and Flair, forty years ago, does he remember? Oh, Flair knows. The words cannot be spoken to emphasize what is about to happen! Greensboro, where Sting, make no mistake, Ric didn’t make Sting a thing, Sting made himself! 45 MINUTES! Commercial free! With Flair! Unthinkable! Sting walked back there to 25 wrestlers going, “Jesus! You’re the man! You did it, Stinger!” He went out there and did it like a man! That’s what this business is all about.
Flair is 74 years old, standing next to the Icon, with his friend, Schiavone, and going back to Greensboro for what will be the greatest moment of his life, and God knows Flair’s had some good ones. He is honored to be there at Sting’s side! They shake hands, and Flair says the ACC Tournament and all that, nah, this is one for the ages! Highway 85 will be lined up from Richmond, all the way to Charlotte, like it always was! Sting, The Nature Boy, and AEW are coming to Greensboro! Let’s give it to ’em! “WOO~!” It’s the 80s all over again! Tickets on sale December 15th! IT’S SHOWTIME!
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Mark Briscoe VS Rush!
The Sussex County Chicken got beat by The Maniac but El Toro Blanco got cheated by the Switchblade! These animals are hungry for points, so who gets fed?
The bell rings and Rush rushes in! They RAM and then fire off forearms! The fans fire up, Bryan says this is what he was talking about! This isn’t going 20 minutes! The forearms keep flying, Rush ROCKS Mark, but Mark fires off forearms and CHOPS! Rush CHOPS back! Rush whips, runs in, and SPLASHES int he corner! Rush runs but Mark follows, JUMP KCIK! Mark gets Rush up, CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Fans fire up as Mark forearms and stomps away! The ref counts, Mark lets off, but Rush dodges to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Rush sits Mark down so he can stomp with both feet!
Rush scrapes Mark, goes to the far side, then runs in. Mark BOOTS back but Rush still clotheslines! Snapmare and KCIK! Rush stomps away, takes Mark’s “head” and kicks it! The kick is good for Rush but fans boo. Rush goes up a corner, but Mark CLOBBERS him! Rush falls to the floor and fans fire up as Mark builds speed! Mark WRECKS Rush with a dropkick! Mark then stomps away on Rush, then stands him up to CHOP! So Rush CHOPS back! Mark CHOPS back! Rush CHOPS again! Rush whips Mark hard into railing! Rush then whips Mark into more railing! And then back the other way! Rush goes into the ring to tranquilo and let the count handle Mark.
Mark hobbles up, so Rush goes out after him. Rush runs in, but Mark ducks and RAILING BACK SUPLEX! Rush writhes, the ring count starts again, and Mark gets on the apron. Fans fire up as Mark says BANG BANG! FOLEY ELBOW! Fans fire up again and Mark high fives the front row. Mark leaves Rush behind now as the count climbs. Rush drags himself up, drags himself in at 5 of 10, and Mark eggs him on. Rush snarls, and he CHOPS! Mark CHOSP! Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Fans fire up as Rush shoves, and Mark BOOTS him! Rush wobbles, but he dodges Mark to SNAP GERMAN!
Mark wobbles up, Rush SUPERKICKS! Mark stays up to LARIAT in return! Both men are down and Minneapolis is thunderous! Mark sees his chewing gum on the mat and picks it back up while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Mark goes to ropes, then stomps Rush. Mark drags Rush up, ROCKS him, and Rush falls over! Mark digs his boots in at the ropes, the ref counts, and Mark lets off at 4. The ref checks Rush, he’s still in this and bails out. The ref has Mark stay back, the ref makes sure Rush is okay, but then Mark runs in to stomp away! Rush gets up, Mark CHOPS him in a corner, and then ROCKS him! Mark brings Rush around, but Rush whips and SPLASHES! Rush sits Mark down, stomps and ROCKS him, then hobbles away. Rush snarls, he runs back in, but Mark is up to CHOP him down! Mark drops an elbow! And another elbow! Cover, TWO!
Mark fishhooks Rush into a chinlock, but the ref counts. Mark lets off, stands Rush up, but Rush trips Mark and has a leg! Rush hooks that up into a TRAILER HITCH! Mark endures and Rush pulls on the legs! Fans rally, Mark crawls and drags Rush along. Dynamite returns to single picture and fans rally more. Mark reaches out, powers his way forward, and has the ROPEBREAK! Fans cheer and the ref counts, but Rush lets go. Mark drags himself up, the fans rally again, and Mark CHOPS! Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Rush gets in Mark’s face, eggs him on, so Mark CHOPS! Rush and Mark throw SLAP after SLAP!
Mark swings, Rush bobs ‘n’ weaves and HEADBUTTS! Rush hobbles back, but Mark is back up! Rush swings, into an EXPLODER! Fans fire up as Mark stands again. Rush roars, Mark runs in, Rush hits an OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY to send Mark into buckles! Rush snarls again, fans rally up and he aims. Rush runs in, but Mark SPEARS him!! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives but Mark drags Rush up. Mark turns Rush for the NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Rush is still in this but the fans fire up for Mark. Mark underhooks, but Rush swings. Mark clinches, waistlocks, but Rush throws elbows. Rush switches, Mark breaks free to PELE!
Rush falls out to the apron and Mark storms after him. They’re both on the edge, Mark fires forearms, but Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Rush CHOPS! Repeat! Fans “WOO~!” for every CHOP! Mark GAMANGIRIS, Rush staggers back, but Rush gets Mark for another OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Mark crashes on the floor and the ref checks him. The fans lose their minds but Rush snarls. Rush paces as the ring count climbs, and Mark is up at 5 of 10. Mark drags himself in at 6, but Rush storms right up on him. Rush hoists Mark up top, CHOPS him, then climbs up. Mark fires off hands, and then REDNECK HELL STAB!
Fans fire up as Mark leaps, FROGGY-BOW!! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives again but Mark has the underhooks! Rush powers up to back drop free! Rush aims from a corner now, Mark runs in again but into another OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Rush runs up to DECK Mark! Then the BULL’S HORNS!!! Cover, Rush wins!!
Winner: Rush, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Briscoe earns 0)
A true war right here, and now Rush is 1-1! Will this ungovernable one find a way to take over the league? As for Briscoe, he is down 0-2 with no points, is he already on the bubble?
RJ City interviews “Timeless” Toni Storm.
Madame Storm seems rather bothered by something. RJ gets her attention but she tells him to sit. And don’t be so loud. RJ does sit, and Mariah May takes the title for Storm. RJ wants to bring up the championship acceptance speech last week. Yes, and she was rudely interrupted! Yeah, that’s true. How is she feeling? Storm says they partied well into the night, spent some time at the compound, JFK or one of the Kennedys was there. But now she is very fatigued, dehydrated, and has a touch of the gout. Oh, wow. Well, he wants to inform her that she is scheduled to defend the AEW Women’s World Championship. But given her state, is she worried at all?
Worried? Was Fatty Arbuckle worried? Was Jean Harlow worried? Was Frances bloody Farmer worried? No, they all turned out fine, and so will she. Before she goes, take off her shoe, she’s feeling swollen. RJ does take off her shoes for her, but will Storm have to focus before someone takes the title off her?
MJF is here!
Fans cheer as the AEW World Champion walks out here with the help of his cane, mic in the other hand. He has them cut his music, he gets into the ring, and the fans cheer him on. MJF gets right to it as he says “December 30th, Nassau Coliseum, Worlds End, it will be Samoa Joe VS yours truly for the grandest prize of ’em all, The Triple B, the AEW World Championship.” Fans cheer that, and MJF wants to be honest, though. When it comes to Joe as a person, eeeeeeh MJF doesn’t like him. But when it comes to Joe professional, MJF respects him.
MJF respects what Joe has done for the industry, and most importantly, when Joe came into AEW, he didn’t come here to line his pockets, he came here because he believes in those three letters. Fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” and MJF says back in the early 2000s, MJF remembers getting a poster in his mailbox and it was for TNA Wrestling. And he remembers thinking, what even is this all about? He tuned in and couldn’t have been happier. He saw insane feats of athleticism, he saw a new cast of pro-wrestlers he’d never heard of before, but most of all, he saw one man among the rest, and that was the Samoan Submission Machine.
While Samoa Joe may’ve looked unconventional, he didn’t seem to care, and neither did any of the fans. Because every time Joe walked through the curtain, we knew he was the baddest man walking on God’s Green Earth. Now unfortunately, later on in his career, Joe’s talents were not recognized and he was not afforded the opportunity to be a world champion in the WWE. Fans boo, but MJF says what Joe did for this sport was bigger than that. “Joe proved you don’t have to be a massive male model bodybuilder to be a top guy in this sport. Samoa Joe broke the mold. Samoa Joe proved alternatives matter.
“And because of the road that Joe paved, it has allowed for a man like me to stand before you today. Without a guy like Joe, there may be no AEW. So Joe, very quickly, what I’d like to say, as much as this all pains me to admit, thank you.” Fans cheer that and join in, “Thank You, Joe! Thank You, Joe!” Yes, thank you, Joe! However… MJF has actually, though grateful to have gone down the road Joe paved, MJF isn’t too shabby himself, now is he? Fans cheer that. MJF managed to pave his own road, and built on a new alternative. He is AEW day one, and he has helped build this place brick by brick! Fans cheer “M J F! M J F!”
MJF says he did that by defeating some of the biggest names in this industry! Names like Cody Rhodes, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Kenny Omega. But of all the names MJF has had to face in this ring, the one name he looks back on, and not only was he lucky to win, he was lucky to survive, that is Joe. Samoa Joe is a wrestling legend. But December 30th is not about Joe’s legacy. It’s about MJF’s! December 30th is about answering the question, “Can Max Friedman outlast the Final Boss of this sport one more time?” So now, MJF is gonna make a promise. He promises to everyone watching at home and everyone here in this arena.
MJF promises that on December 30th, it doesn’t matter if his left knee keeps sliding in and out, if his right hip keeps popping in and out of socket, if his right shoulder is hanging on by a threat, or if Joe beats him within an inch of his life. Joe could be King Kong and Godzilla incarnate. Because MJF promises that on December 30th, he shows the world that it is not about the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog! And if you want to take what’s his… at Worlds End, you’ll have to put MJF down! MJF even breaks his cane!! Fans fire up with MJF, but then the lights go down.
Now there are lights blinking all over the place. MJF looks around, but THE DEVIL’S MINIONS ATTACK! Fans boo as one of them has a baseball bat!! But here comes Joe!! Joe said he’d have MJF’s back so here he is! He YANKS the big guy out, gets that bat, and he runs the rest off! Cameras have trouble here, but when things come back, a message types out on screen. “In the shadows, our game begins. Next week, MJF & Samoa Joe… will you face the unknown in a tag match? Are you a hero, Max?” The Devil has made his challenge to the champ! The fans chant “DO IT! DO IT!” and “He’s Our Scumbag!” Joe tries to get MJF to ignore all this, it’s what this Devil wants!
But MJF says “I’m so sick of your Scooby-Doo BS! LEMME EXPLAIN SOMETHING TO YOU! I am not dealing with your crap when I got that guy breathing down my neck at Worlds End. No no. I am going to take out all of your men, one by one. I am going to unmask you, you coward! And next week, you wanna tag match?! YOU’RE ON!!” Joe isn’t for it, but the challenge has been accepted. Will Joe just have to save MJF from himself?
Wardlow VS AR Fox!
Speaking of someone who wants to take everything away from MJF, the War Dog is on the warpath, just waiting for the right moment. After what we just saw, is MJF going to be served up on a silver platter?
But wait! Fox BOOTS Wardlow down off the apron! And then FLIES out! But Wardlow stays up! So Fox FLIES again! Direct hit but Wardlow is still up! Wardlow HEADBUTTS Fox, then whips him at the apron. Fox 619s on the apron to hit back! And then he goes up the corner to MOONSAULT, but Wardlow catches him! SLAM on the apron, and then Wardlow box jumps up to the apron. Wardlow storms in, fans rally up, and Wardlow drags Fox up for an OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Now with both men in the ring, the bell finally sounds and this is actually a match. Wardlow storms up on Fox in the corner, to then TOSS him across the way!
Fox flounders out of the ring and Wardlow is having fun now. Wardlow goes out to stalk Fox, CLUB him on the back, and the ring count climbs. Wardlow hauls Fox up to TOSS him back in! Fans rally, Wardlow storms back in, and Wardlow drags Fox up. Fox shoves Wardlow but Wardlow CLUBS him! Wardlow trophy lifts, but Fox slips free! Wardlow runs in, but only gets buckles as Fox slips out to the apron! Fox swings to dropkick, then he goes up to 450 SPLASH! Cover, ONE!! Wardlow snarls and Fox is stunned! Fox runs in to BOOT! Wardlow doesn’t budge so Fox BOOTS him again! And again! Fox runs, but Wardlow pops him up for a SPINEBUSTER!
Wardlow winds up, to LARIAT Fox down! Wardlow then hauls Fox up, POWERBOMB! The symphony begins as fans want more! Wardlow drags Fox up, reels him back in, another POWERBOMB! And then Wardlow goes up the corner, to SWANTON BOMB!! Fans fire up and Wardlow still isn’t done! He reels Fox back in, to LAST RIDE POWERBOMB!!! The ref checks, Fox is OUT! Wardlow wins!
Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall
The remixed Powerbomb Symphony was too much for Fox, and Wardlow storms off. When and where will Wardlow sink his teeth into MJF?
Six Man Tag: Action Andretti & Top Flight VS The Hardy Party!
The Sight to See and the reunited Martin brothers are ready to be the Coldest Trio in the Game, but they’re taking on Isiah Kassidy and the legendary Hardy brothers! Will Action, Darius & Dante add themselves to the top of the trios rankings? Or will Matt, Jeff & Brother Zay take them to the extreme?
The trios sort out and Minneapolis is happy to have Dante back. Action and Matt start, they tie up and Matt headlocks. Action powers out then DROPKICKS Matt down! Matt goes to ropes, Action runs in but is put on the apron. Action RAMS into Matt, slingshots up and over to sunset flip, TWO! Matt is up, Action kicks but Matt blocks! Matt flips Action, Action lands on his feet but Matt hip tosses! Tag to Jeff and the Hardys get Action up, atomic drop and the takedown, DOUBLE LEG DROP! Jeff covers, TWO! Jeff drags Action up, CLUBS him, and wrenches an arm. Jeff hammerlocks but Action switches it onto Jeff.
Fans rally up for Dante, Jeff elbows Action and runs, but Action trips Jeff! STANDING MOONSAULT, but Jeff moves! Action hits the superhero landing and stares the Charismatic Enigma down! Fans fire up, and they both back away, tag to Darius and Isiah. Fans rally up as Zay and Air Wolf tie up. Zay headlocks, Darius powers out but Zay runs him over! Zay pumps and bumps, things speed up, and Darius hurdles. Zay backflips over, but Darius arm-drags! Darius then sidesteps but Zay arm-drags! Darius trips Zay to cover, ONE! Zay trips Darius but Darius throws him away to then DROPKICK!
Fans fire up as Darius mocks the Jeff Hardy dance. Zay is in the corner, Darius runs in to SPLASH and tag Dante! Fans fire up as Dante jumps, runs, and A-LIST LARIATS! Tag back to Darius, snap suplex and a slingshot senton! Fans fire up and Action tags in. Darius gets Zay up, wrenches an arm, and Action DOUBLE STOMPS the arm. Zay losses his durag and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Action whips Zay, Zay reverses but Action avoids the dropkick. Matt CLOBBERS Action while the ref is checking Zay! Zay gets Action up, RAMS him to the corner, and Zay fires off hands. Tag to Jeff, and they mug Action with some stomps. The ref counts, Jeff lets off at 4, and he brings Action up to snapmare. Jeff runs to NECK SNAP, then NECK SNAP the other way! And then another one! Action staggers up, Jeff kicks low and suplexes for a GOURD BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Jeff stays between Action and the Martins to show them how to do his dance. Jeff then CLUBS Action, tags in Zay, and Zay CLUBS Action’s arm.
Zay throws Action out, goes out and throws him into railing! Zay talks some smack, then he stomps away on Action! High five with the fans, then more stomps! Selfie! Zay then puts Action in the ring, CLUBS him down, then drags him back to the corner. Tag to Matt and he RAMS into Action. Matt ROCKS Action with a right, then bumps him off buckles. Matt dribbles Action off the buckles again and again and again! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” and Dynamite returns to single picture. Matt ROCKS Action again, tags Jeff, but fans rally up for Top Flight. Matt CATAPULT GUILLOTINES, then Jeff hits a GUILLOTINE LEG DROP!
Jeff drags Action into the ring, snapmares and basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up more but Jeff bumps Action off buckles. Tag to Matt, the Hardys stomp a mudhole in, then dig their boots in. The ref counts, Matt lets off and he stands Action back up. But Action ROCKS Matt with haymakers! Matt shoves Action, Action comes back, but into a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Action survives and fans fire up but Matt calls his shot. “DELETE! DELETE!” and Action stands. Kick and- NO, Action wrenches out of the Twist! But Matt ducks the haymaker to back suplex! Action lands on his feet to KICK, KNEE and ENZIGURI!
Both men are down and the fans fire back up! Action and Matt crawl, hot tags to Dante and Zay! Dante goes up and over Zay, CLOBBERS him, CLOBBERS him again, then whips. Zay reverses, Dante goes out and Zay hits buckles! Dante then goes right over the corner, GAMANGIRIS Zay away then jumps to avoid Jeff’s sweep! SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY! Cover, Matt breaks it! Fans boo but Matt TWIST- NO, Dante powers out and Darius GAMANGIRIS! Dante ROUNDHOUSES, Darius steps in to COMPLETE SHOT! Zay is up and he shoves Dante into Darius! Roll up, TWO!! Zay LARIATS Dante back down, putting his all behind that one!
Fans fire up as both men crawl, but Jeff runs to BLAST Action! Darius ROCKS Jeff, but Zay uses Jeff as a step, PARTY IN MOTION wipes Darius out! Dante sees that, but then Matt sets up for Jeff! POETRY IN MOTION! The Hardy Boyz get Dante up top, Zay GAMANGIRIS him into a Double Electric Chair Lift! Zay springboards, MISSILE DROPKICK DOOMSDAY!! Cover, TWO!!! Dante survives but the Hardys go after Darius & Action! POETRY- INTERCEPTED as Darius jumps off Matt to CLOBBER Jeff!! Action kicks Matt, then QUEBRADAS off the railing! Zay suplexes Dante, but Dante knees free!
Dante runs, Zay dodges to mule kicks! But Darius is in, he and Action set up, but Zay fights the waistlock! Zay BOOTS Action, elbows Darius, but the still get the SHOTGUN GERMAN SUPLEX!! Zay flops into Dante’s half nelson, SIDE SLAM!! Cover, TOP FLIGHT WINS!
Winners: Action Andretti & Top Flight, by pinfall
A powerful homecoming for Dante Martin, he and his team have a massive win! Will they soon fly high and go after the AEW World Trios Championships?
Backstage interview with Action & Top Flight.
Renee is with them and congratulates them on the big win. So good to see Dante back, how is that leg? But then Penta El Zero Miedo and Alex Abrahantes step in. Penta offers a fist bump, and Dante accepts. They’re all good given Penta was responsible for the broken leg in that Reach for the Sky Ladder match. But then Penta counts, one, two, three. Bring ’em in. Komander and El Hijo Del Vikingo join Penta, that makes one, two, three. And Cero Miedo! Dante nods, when and where will we see this top tier trios match go down?
AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Emi Sakura!
The Princess of the Black Throne successfully defended her gold on Collision against Lady Frost, but now she takes on the Queen of Joshi! And for this match, Dealer’s Choice says submissions can NOT win the match! Then if Julia can’t be Hartless, will she just have to be ruthless?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the House Always Wins!
The bell rings and fans rally up behind Julia. Julia soaks it up, but Emi laughs at it. Emi and Julia smirk as they stare down, then they approach. Emi dodges Julia and laughs some more, but then Julia grabs her by the face! Julia bumps Emi off buckles, fires off forearms and stomps, then whips corner to corner. Julia runs in, handsprings and clotheslines! Julia keeps moving, back body block! Julia snapmares Emi, KICKS her, but Emi just frowns. Fans fire up, and Emi stands up. Julia CHOPS but Emi CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Julia shrieks, but Emi pushes her around. Emi aims but Julia blocks the chop to WRING the arm!
Emi goes to ropes, the fans fire up as Julia CLUBS, HOOK KICKS then KICKS Emi down! Julia pushes Emi out of the ring, goes out after her, but Emi throws body shots. Julia whips, Emi reverses, and Julia hits steel steps! Per the House Rules, there’s a 20 count, not a 10, so Emi has more time to use. Emi runs in to SPLASH Julia against the steps! Fans fire up and the ref checks Julia as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Emi stands on Julia’s face, the ref reprimands, but Emi steps away. She has to be careful, part of House Rules is that disqualifications are strongly enforced. Emi then takes a seat on security’s lap before she storms up on Julia. Emi brings Julia around to CHOP against railing! Then Emi brings Julia over to send into more railing, and CHOP again! Emi puts Julia in the ring, drags her around and dragon sleepers! TWISTING DDT! Cover, TWO! Julia is still in this but Emi pushes her to a corner. Emi CHOPS, and Julia staggers away to another corner. Emi CHOPS her again! And again! And MACHINE GUN CHOPS!
Julia sits down, Emi digs her boots in, but the ref counts. Emi lets off, soaks up the heat, and then brings Julia up to whip corner to corner. Julia stops herself to ELBOW back! Julia storms up on Emi to throw hands, but Emi SLAPS Julia down! Julia checks her jaw, but Emi digs her knees into Julia’s neck! The ref counts, Dynamite returns to single picture, and Emi lets off. Emi watches Julia flounder around, and Julia sits up to throw body shots. Emi just laughs and brings Julia around to underhook. Stalling BUTTERFLY BACKBREAKER! Emi waits on Julia to sit up, says she’ll be the champion, and then underhooks again!
Julia fights up and round, SLEEPER! Submissions won’t win but she just wants to make Emi suffer! Emi falls, flails, Julia has a headscissor squeeze! Emi rolls, pops out the back, and she hooks Julia’s legs up! ROMERO SPECIAL! Julia endures, then Emi THROWS her down! Emi drags Julia around, puts her in a drop zone, but fans still rally for Julia. Emi climbs, MOONSAULT FLOPS as Julia moves! Julia wraps on the HARTLESS LOCK!! But it won’t win! Emi flails, taps, but it doesn’t save Emi, either! Julia thrashes Emi, lets her go, and the ref has to remind Julia it’s her own rules. So Julia BLINDSIDE LARIATS!
Julia stomps Emi into the drop zone, then goes up the corner. MOONSAULT!! Cover, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
Another defense in the books, Julia is still golden! Will she keep on winning with such unpredictable rules?
Backstage interview with Mariah May.
RJ City is with Miss May and says we saw her at Full Gear and last week, but we also know she’s here, hungry for more. Mariah says yes she is. She knows she’s the new girl and all, but she did just come from Stardom, and she had quite the run. She is dying to show us what she can do. So thanks for connecting her with Toni Storm. RJ says it’s nothing, he and Toni go way back, used to play squash together. No, really, RJ is quite the curator. And Mariah knows Toni likes him, so this means the world to her. No, no, Toni makes things happen. He’s just happy to help. Mariah seems a bit disappointed, but RJ says without further ado, go get ’em!
Mariah knocks on Tony Khan’s door, steps inside, and talks with the boss. Will this Tony be just as accommodating as Toni Storm?
Christian Cage is here!
The TNT Champion, the Patriarch, makes his way to the ring, security right behind him. Captain Charisma then gets a mic while the fans boo, and he says what he’d like to do right now is go ahead and invite the Rated R Superstar to this ring right now. Fans fire up for that, and Christian says he knows Edge is back there. Fans shout “ADAAAAM~!” and Christian says he just wants to talk about what Edge said on Collision. So if Edge doesn’t mind making his presence felt, Christian would appreciate it. But still no response? Did Christian make sure to do this when Edge isn’t here?
Christian waits, gets upset, and asks Adam “ADAAAM~!” that he’d like to speak with him in this ring. Please, someone, hit the mic, get Adam’s attention, something. Or should Christian go back there to speak with him? “You think you know him.” And here comes Edge!! Fans fire up as Edge storms into the ring, and of course the security becomes a wall in front of Christian. Edge paces and Christian says listen, management wanted this, not him. Fans boo that garbage, but Christian says they don’t need security. He asks these men to vacate the ring. They shrug and bail out, even though Edge looks ready to pounce.
Christian brings up that last week, Edge challenged him to a match for the TNT Championship on December 6th, Dynamite in Montreal. Christian is here to tell Edge that they won’t make it to Montreal. They get face to face and fans fire up. Christian says they won’t make it to Montreal because “I’m sorry.” What? Edge is also confused, and Christian says he knows what we’re all thinking. Christian is only sorry because he’s all alone, right? Fans confirm and they chant “BULL~ SHID!” at him! Christian asks them to understand. Edge took out “The Prodigy” Nick Wayne, he took out Killswitch/Luchasaurus, but that’s not why Christian’s sorry.
He won’t lie, he was pissed about what Edge did to Lucha- er, Killswitch, with not one but two Con-Chair-Tos. Christian was so mad, he jumped out of his house, got in his car and just drove around. He needed to think, needed fresh air. And somewhere during that trip, it turned into one of reflection. It turned into a roadtrip of soul searching, digging down deep, trying to understand why he became the person that he is, this guy who says and does such unsavory things. And then he remembered those times he and Edge would borrow Christian’s mom’s Ford Taurus. They nicknamed it “Toby the Taurus” because they took it everywhere when they were trying to make it.
They didn’t care where they went, they were broke, not a dime to their names, but they didn’t care. They were having the time of their lives! They knew they were gonna make it. They didn’t know how, but they knew they would. And dammit, did they ever make it, huh? They went on to become multiple-time tag team champions, and Christian will say it, the greatest tag team that ever lived! Fans do cheer that. Christian and Edge then became multiple time world champions, two of the greatest careers in this sport. But take the wrestling away, and it runs even deeper. Everyone knows Edge grew up with a single mom. Everyone knows that Edge didn’t have a father figure.
Fans boo, already sensing where this is going! Christian wants Edge to listen! Yes, he is the Patriarch of AEW, but in no way is he suggesting he’s Edge’s father. Christian is Edge’s brother. And in turn, Christian’s father became like Edge’s father. Edge went on family trips, sat at the dinner table, slept over! When Edge needed discipline, Christian’s dad treated him the same as his own kids. He picked Edge up, brushed him off, hugged him and cheered him on. To this very day, he is still Edge’s biggest fan. So listen, Christian will just say it. They weren’t just random guys thrown together. “I love you, man.” Fans boo that one!
Christian says they’re family. And listen, when Edge’s mom passed a few years ago, that was the hardest time of Edge’s life. Christian knows that. But some time before, she said, “What I wouldn’t give to see you guys in that ring, teaming one last time.” Christian started thinking, that they should do this for her! Let’s go on the journey together again, like Edge wanted! Edge & Christian, for Judy “Judemeister” Copeland! Let’s do it for her! Fans cheer for Judy, but Edge is conflicted. Christian drops the mic, holds the belt, and then rushes Edge! Edge LOW BLOWS Christian first!! Fans cheer as Christian leans on Edge in pain.
Christian slumps down and Edge lets him fall. Fans want that one more time, but Edge gets the mic. “Nice try, dumbass.” Edge tells him to sit up when he’s talking. Edge grabs the belt, tells Christian to shine it up real nice. Hell, sleep with it if he wants. Because next week, the title’s coming home with Edge! Oh, and one more thing, Edge almost forgot. G F Y!! Fans are thunderous as Edge takes his leave. Will Edge crush Christian’s spirit as payback for everything he’s said and done?
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jay White VS Swerve Strickland!
The Switchblade and the Realest are both 1-0 with three points, and now they are going to battle in what could be the decisive battle in this block! With no Juice Robinson, no Ass Boys, no Prince Nana or Brian Cage, who will prove to be the slipperiest snake in all of AEW?
The bell rings and fans fire up for “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” White still throws guns up, but he and Swerve then tie up. They go around, Swerve puts White in a corner, but White turns it around. Swerve turns it back around, White pulls hair to turn it around again, then he RAMS into Swerve! And again! And again! White tosses Swerve out, then goes out to CHOP! White then RAMS Swerve into railing, mocks Nana’s dance, but Swerve throws hands! Swerve runs and RAMS White into railing! Fans fire up with Swerve and he stomps White down. Swerve then whips, but White reverses and Swerve hits railing so hard, he goes over into the front row!
Fans fire up and security helps Swerve, but then White drags him back in. White puts Swerve in the ring, mockingly asks, “Whose House?” and he stomps Swerve. White wrenches the arm, CLUBS it, and then CHOPS! White again mockingly asks, “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” White CHOPS Swerve, but Swerve BOOTS back! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Swerve whips, White holds ropes, then he dumps Swerve out. But Swerve pulls hair! White HOTSHOTS Swerve, builds speed and slides, but Swerve catches him to BACK SUPLEX White into the front row! Fans are getting a much more interactive experience than expected!
Swerve drags White back up, White grabs at fans desperately, but the fans can’t do anything for him as Swerve dumps White back over. Swerve pushes White around, goes up the apron, and then he FLYING STOMPS White down! Fans fire up, Swerve puts White in, and then aims from the apron. But White gets a leg in the ropes! Swerve claws at White, pushes him away, but White BOOTS Swerve, then DRAPING DDTS! Fans rally for Swerve but White drags Swerve up to CHOP! Fans “WOO~!” and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
White sits Swerve up again, to CHOP him back down! White drags Swerve up again, goes up a corner, and mocks Swerve, to then hop back down and CHOP again! Swerve writhes, White drags him up, and White TOSSES Swerve out of the ring. White goes out after Swerve, but he CHOPS back! Swerve then clinches to hit a BACKBREAKER! White writhes, Swerve goes up to the apron again, and he BOOTS White back down! Fans rally up, Swerve drags White into the ring, and then clamps on a cording hold. White grabs ropes, the ref counts, Swerve takes a swing, but White EXPLODERS Swerve up and out!
White goes out after Swerve, hauls him up, and APRON GOURD BUSTERS! Swerve writhes and flounders but White refreshes the ring count. White then RAMS Swerve into steel steps! Swerve gets in the ring, White pursues and covers, TWO! White clamps onto Swerve’s bad arm, then traps the other, and he stretches Swerve out as Dynamite returns to single picture. Swerve fights up, but White throws him down by hair! White again mocks the chant, “Whose House?” Bryan commends Swerve on toughness. He had a brutal Texas Deathmatch with Hangman Page, and the only thing taped up is that arm.
Speaking of, White clamps onto the arms again, but Swerve endures. Swerve fights up, throws body shots, but White throws him down by his hair! Fans boo, Swerve gets up to SLAP White! Swerve CHOPS, White waistlocks, but Swerve swings elbows. White gets under to SAIDO! White then storms up to drag Swerve up, CORNER HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Swerve is still in this but White scuffs him. White mockingly says he needs his points. White knees Swerve low, and again, but Swerve blocks the chop! Swerve wrenches, gets around, HAMMERLOCK BACK SUPLEX! White writhes and fans fire up!
Swerve snarls, storms up on White, and he ROCKS him! Body shot! Forearm! Body shot! Repeat! Swerve snapmares, rolls, but White catches the Complete Shot, but then Swerve slips out of the Urenage! Swerve goes to a corner, White runs in but Swerve goes up and over to O’Conner and Eddy Gordo RANA! White tumbles, staggers, into the SOMERSAULT COMPLETE SHOT! And then a gator roll into a deadlift suplex! Fans fire up as Swerve covers, TWO!! White survives and Swerve grows frustrated. Fans still rally up behind Swerve, and he grabs White’s wrist. White resists but Swerve still drags him up.
White reaches out, kicks Swerve’s legs, then gets free. White swings, Swerve dodges and comes back, COMPLETE SHOT from White! White then waistlocks to deadlift GERMAN SUPLEX! White runs up, but Swerve DISCUS LARIATS! Fans are thunderous while both men are down and Bryan says, “How incredible are these two men?!” A standing count starts, both men stir, and White flounders to ropes. “This is Awesome!” as White comes back, he and Swerve go forehead to forehead, and they trade junkyard dog headbutts. Swerve laughs, White throws hands! Swerve throws them back! They go back and forth, faster and faster!
Fans rally up as the shots keep flying, and Swerve DECKS White! Fans fire up, Swerve smiles, but White grabs at Swerve’s legs. Swerve grabs at White, White CHOP BLOCKS! White then gets the bad arm, clinches, and URENAGES! Cover, TWO!! Swerve is still in this, this isn’t anything compared to Texas Death! White clamps on with the sleeper, though, and he hauls Swerve up. Swerve throws elbows, but White wrangles him for a FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Fans fire up, Swerve endures, White CLUBS away on the bad arm and pulls! Swerve reaches out, fights around, but White keeps him from ropes by pulling hair!
Swerve and White roll together, but Swerve slips around to get White’s arms trapped! Swerve stands on that arm! Finger gun and BANG!! The arm goes back and the fans tell Swerve he’s sick! Swerve grins, storms up on White and drags him up again. But White fights the half nelson and puts Swerve in a corner. The ref counts, White arm-drags free, but then Swerve sends him at the ref! White stops himself, LOW- NO! Swerve blocks the kick, he was paying attention to last week! Swerve slips around and hits a BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up, Swerve runs to HOUSE CALL!! Then Swerve goes up and he takes aim!
White sits up, into the KILL STOMPS!! Cover, TWO?!?! No one can believe it, least of all Swerve!! White survives Swerve’s best shots, but Swerve drags him up! Swerve’s bad arm holds him back, but then White clinches! BLADERUNNER!! But Swerve flops out of the ring!! White hurries out after Swerve, pushes him in, and hurries to clinch. Swerve fights up, fights the sleeper, and hits an ELBOW BREAKER! But White still rolls Swerve up with his other arm! TWO! White storms up, Swerve trips and jackknife bridges, TWO!! BLADE- NO, Swerve slips free, but White fights the half nelson! And CHOPS!
Swerve CHOPS back! White CHOPS! We get the 15 minute mark, so time’s ticking away! Swerve CHOPS, White CHOPS, repeat! White kicks and CHOPS, then reels Swerve in. Swerve uses a leg to get free but White has him again, SNAP SLEEPER SUPLEX!! Then the clinch, BLADE- ARM-DRAG!! Cradle cover, SWERVE WINS!!!
Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall (gains 3 points; White earns 0)
White is shocked that he got beat! The #Jay1 aside, these points go to The Realest! Will the Gold League soon be whose house?
A great Dynamite, with awesome Continental Classic matches. But also really good non-tournament matches, such as that Trios Match. Great return to action for Dante Martin, great win for him and his trio, and those three could really build themselves up into trios title contenders with matches like this. And really good TBS Championship match Julia and Emi, though they need to get better at bringing up how House Rules work. No Ropebreaks, the ring count is to 20, and there’s Dealer’s Choice. They just kinda threw out there that this was gonna be a No Submission Falls, which was honestly a brilliant move by Emi. But in the end, of course Julia wins, it’s still too early for her to lose this belt.
Wardlow squashing- heck, he demolished AR Fox, is fine for Wardlow but a shame for Fox. Wardlow is still staying strong as he waits for the right moment to go after MJF again, but maybe, just maybe, he’s been going after MJF all along as that big guy among the “gimp squad” that tried to get MJF tonight. Great promo from MJF to not just praise Joe but also bury Punk without having to actually reference Punk going back to WWE. Joe made the save as expected, and now they’re getting dragged into a tag match against any two of those goons, and who knows who they are really, but can’t wait to see how this all goes.
Awesome stuff from Christian and Edge tonight, a brilliant move for Christian to so blatantly play to Edge’s emotions just to save his own ass. But of course it was also brilliant for Edge to not fall for it at all and get the better of Christian. But uh, AEW needs to be better at live censoring their shows, that GFY got right past them. That aside, that TNT Championship match is going to be awesome stuff, could go either way, but I still want to see Luchasaurus betray Christian and finally become his own man-dinosaur. Not Jack Perry’s tag partner, not Christian’s henchman, but his own man doing his own stuff.
And as I said at the start, awesome Continental Classic matches. Bryan Danielson also being on commentary for these was a good move, that could easily be a thing he does after he retires, except I think part of retiring is staying home with the family. Anyway, Moxley VS Lethal was a great opening match, and I figured Moxley would win that. Maybe Lethal realizes he really has let Team Triple J weaken him with all their antics. Rush VS Briscoe then raised the bar, though with a somewhat scary moment where I thought Rush took a shot to the head but it was really a concern for his leg. Rush winning was a fair choice, and that puts pressure on a possible 0-2 VS 0-2, Lethal VS Briscoe in the next round. I say “possible” because Tony Khan doesn’t reveal the entire schedule at once.
And then just an awesome, borderline PPV level match of Swerve VS White. The fans were strongly behind Swerve, I was behind Swerve, so it’s great to see Swerve get to 2-0. Swerve’s becoming my top choice for Gold League and maybe even the entire thing. Swerve having the ROH World, NJPW Strong Openweight and the AEW Continental Championships, he could really do a lot with traveling between the three brands. Mogul Embassy is already in ROH given they’re ROH World Six Man Champions, and the Gates are in NJPW right now for World Tag League, so Swerve joining them pretty much everywhere, all four of them having belts, that’s great stuff to me.
My Score: 9/10
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