Look in my eyes, what do you see? Is it the Wild Thing?
AEW returns to Chicago, and CM Punk gets one more shot at Jon Moxley and the AEW World Championship! Is Punk still the Best in the World?
- Zero Hour – AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championships: Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo VS Ortiz & Ruby Soho; Sammy & Tay win and retain the titles.
- Zero Hour – FTW Championship: Hook VS Angelo Parker w/ Matthew Menard; Hook wins and retains the title.
- Zero Hour – AEW All-Atlantic Championship: PAC VS Kip Sabian; PAC wins and retains the title.
- Zero Hour – Tomohiro Ishii VS Eddie Kingston; Eddie wins.
- Casino Ladder Match: Claudio Castagnoli VS Wheeler Yuta VS Penta El Zero M VS Rey Fenix VS Rush VS Andrade El Idolo VS Dante Martin VS ???; “The Devil” wins and will challenge for the AEW World Championship.
- AEW World Trios Championship Tournament Finals: The Elite VS The Good, The Bad & The Hungy; The Elite wins and are the inaugural AEW World Trios Champions.
- AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ The Baddies VS Athena; Cargill wins and retains the title.
- Six Man Tag: FTR & Wardlow VS Jay Lethal & Motor City Machine Guns; FTR & Wardlow win.
- Ricky Starks VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs; Hobbs wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: Swerve In Our Glory VS The Acclaimed; Swerve In Our Glory wins and retains the titles.
- Interim AEW Women’s World Championship Fatal 4 Way: Toni Storm VS Hikaru Shida VS Britt Baker VS Jamie Hayter; Storm wins and is the Interim AEW Women’s World Champion.
- “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Christian Cage; Christian wins.
- Bryan Danielson VS Chris Jericho; Jericho wins.
- Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Miro, Darby Allin & Sting; Miro, Darby & Sting win.
- AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS CM Punk; Punk wins and is the new AEW World Champion.
PLAY BY PLAY
RJ City has a red carpet interview with Sammy & Tay.
“Violence is in the air, but also love,” because he’s with the AAA Mixed Tag Team Champions who will be defending their titles tonight against Ruby Soho & Ortiz. Who are the lovebirds wearing and how are they feeling? Sammy says Chicago loves America’s Favorite Champions! Fans boo, actually. But Sammy says what the fans really want to see is SamTay make out. Tay agrees, they kiss, a lot, and RJ feels awkward. But honk honk honk! Who is that? Sammy & Tay go looking because this noise is disturbing their good times. Wait! On the golf cart, sans canopy, is Soho & Ortiz! And they’ve got war paint on! RUN, SAMTAY, RUN!!
Sammy knows they’re not fast enough to outrun the cart so he shoves Tay to safety before he gets CLOBBERED! Sammy just can’t seem to get away from cart based vehicular assault. Ortiz goes after Sammy while Ruby SMACKS Tay with the trash! Chicago fires up as Ortiz takes the can and SMACKS Sammy! Ortiz then gives Sammy a back suplex onto the cart’s hood! Ruby is carrying Tay to the ring, then Ortiz does the same with Sammy! Ruby sets Tay down to then RAM her into steel steps! Ortiz puts Sammy in the ring, and the match begins!
Zero Hour – AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championships: Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo VS Ortiz & Ruby Soho!
Sammy BOOTS Ortiz down, taunts the fans, but Ruby ROCKS Sammy! The ref reprimands because this isn’t a co-ed match! Ruby still shoves Sammy to ropes, and Sammy dodges Ortiz, only to run into Ruby’s DDT! Ortiz fireman’s carries for the DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Ruby runs in to SPIKE-RANA! Ortiz covers, TWO! Ortiz keeps cool and he tags Ruby in. That technically makes Tay legal, but Ortiz CLAWS Sammy’s back! Rawr! Ortiz whips Sammy into the corner, whips Ruby in, but Sammy goes up and over to SCREW KICK Ortiz! Ruby BOOTS Sammy, goes up and reels him in, and she punches away on an already bloody forehead!
Ruby then leans back, but Sammy holds off the Poison-Rana! Tay runs in to BOOT Ruby down! Then SamTay kiss again. Fans boo but Sammy just soaks up the heat. Tay pushes Ruby around, also soaks up the heat, then gives Ruby a kiss! Fans still boo but Tay CLUBS away on Ruby. Tay kisses Sammy but Ruby SAIDO SUPLEXES Tay down! Ruby and Tay crawl for their corners, hot tag to Ortiz! Sammy jumps in but Ortiz rallies with elbows! Ortiz whips, Sammy reverses but Ortiz rolls and LARIATS! Fans fire up and Ortiz swivels them hips! Ortiz dragon sleepers, inverted suplexes Sammy, then sets him up for Ruby! She goes up top, but Tay trips her up!
Tay ROCKS Ortiz, Sammy runs but Ortiz reels him in, Sammy elbows back, Tay gets in, and Sammy gives Tay a boost to hit a DESTROYER! Sammy then climbs to the top rope, pushing Ruby aside to SWANTON BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Ortiz even rakes the eyes as he kicks out! Sammy flounders, Tay hurries over, Ruby MISSILE DROPICK SENTONS, taking them both out! Fans fire up as all four people are down! Tay tells the ref something is in her eye, but this is just a distraction so Anna “Jay A.S.” can sneak out here! Anna trips Ruby off the apron, then whips, but Ruby reverses and Anna hits steel steps! Revenge for the initial screw job a few weeks ago!
Tay sees what happened and eggs Ruby on! Ruby gets in the ring while Sammy SUPERKICKS Ortiz! Tay catches Ruby for the arm hooks and Gory Especial! Tay calls to Sammy and Sammy drags Ortiz up to torture rack! SamTay kiss, but Ortiz lands out of GTH and Ruby spins out of Tay-KO! NO FUTURE KICK for Tay, LARIAT for Sammy! Double cover, TWO!! SamTay survives but fans fire up for Ruby & Ortiz! Ortiz clotheslines Sammy and himself out of the ring! Ortiz brings Sammy up and Ruby is up top! But Tay ROCK Ruby first! Tay climbs up after Ruby, Ruby resists but Tay still SUPERPLEXES her onto Ortiz and Sammy on the floor!!
Fans fire up as Tay wobbles and drags Ruby back up. Tay puts Ruby in the ring, but Ruby blocks the kick to KNEE back! Tay wobbles again and Ruby runs, but Sammy distracts the ref so Anna can trip Ruby up! Ruby BOOTS Anna back but Tay gets Ruby for a BUCKLE BOMB! Especial to TAY K O!! Cover, SamTay win!
Winners: Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo, by pinfall (still AAA World Mixed Tag Team Champions)
The JAS, or rather, Jay A S, helps SamTay stay on top! Will any duo ever stop the honeymoon reign of terror? Or will “love” conquer all?
Zero Hour – FTW Championship: Hook VS Angelo Parker w/ Matthew Menard!
The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil truly lives by the motto of “actions speak louder than words.” And to date, he’s been pretty “loudly” dominating his opponents. But the JAS’s “Cool Hand Ange” wants to know: What if Hook faces some real competition? The real question is, will Parker like the answer Hook gives him?
The introductions are raised, the belt is raised, and we see what happens when someone actually wants AEW to #SendHook!
Hook and Parker circle, tie up, and go around. Parker puts Hook on ropes, dribbles him, but Hook switches to hammerlock! Parker reaches back to pull hair but the ref reprimands. Parker switches the hammerlock onto Hook, but Hook immediately puts it back on Parker. Hook then floats to a facelock and he drags Parker to the mat. Parker endures and fights up to power up, but Hook holds on tight! Parker pushes Hook back to a corner but Hook pushes Parker back to center. Hook then headlocks, shifts, hammerlocks, headlocks and hits the takeover! Parker scrambles away but Hook is after him, but Parker gets in the ropes.
Menard gets on the apron to protest, but he also distracts the ref, and Parker sucker punches Hook! Daddy Magic laughs as he backs away, and Parker brings Hook up to whip him into the ropes! Parker claws at Hook’s face but the ref counts. Parker lets off, has Hook in the corner and he throws hands. Parker stands Hook up, snap suplexes, then covers, TWO! Parker drags Hook up and smooths his hands through his own hair. But Hook throws body shots! Parker ROCKS Hook, then scrapes laces on Hook’s face! The fans rally for Hook but Parker grins. Parker whips Hook and DROPKICKS him down!
Daddy Magic is the only one cheering “the beauty” of that dropkick while fans boo. Parker taunts Hook, pushes him around, then throws hands. Parker says he’s exposing Hook! “Where’s the bad man? Where’s the myth?” Hook shoves then HEADBUTTS Parker! Parker says his nose is broken and the ref checks, but this is a distraction so Menard can hook Hook’s foot! Hook doesn’t budge, and he STOMPS Menard’s hands! Hook storms up on Parker, blocks the haymaker and hits a SAYANAGI! And then a knee to another SAYANAGI! Parker staggers into the EXPLODER! Fans fire up for Hook as he paces around.
Hook drags Parker from the ropes but Parker BOOTS him! Parker puts Hook in a corner but Hook turns things around to fire body shots! Hook backs Parker down to a corner, fires off more, but Parker pulls hair to ROCK Hook! Parker tells fans Hook is doing nothing! But then he walks right into the EL CAMINO! Parker flounders to a corner, Hook runs in, but Parker goes up and over! Parker suplexes Hook, Hook slips out and has the REDRUM!! Parker flails, but he TAPS!! Hook wins!!
Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)
Hook drops Parker, but Menard CLOBBERS Hook! Fans boo as Menard stomps a mudhole into Hook in the corner! The ref reprimands but Menard gets Parker up. Menard grabs the belt, but here comes ACTION BRONSON! Friend to Hook and the man behind Hook’s theme song, Bronson gets in the ring to throw Menard away! And SLAM Parker down! Fans fire up for Bronson daring Parker & Menard to return, and they definitely consider it. But then Hook stands back up and they don’t want any more! Will Daddy Magic get his own turn at fighting for the FTW title? And will Hook make him regret it?
AEW All-Atlantic Championship: PAC VS Kip Sabian!
As the inaugural champion, The Bastard took this title on a tour of the UK. And every step of the way, Kip was stalking him in his box head get-up. But now that Kip is back, will he finally get gold like what he’s always wanted? Or will Pac make this return to the ring very bad for Mr. Superbad?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the inaugural reign continues!
Kip and Pac circle, tie up, and Pac puts Kip on ropes. The ref counts the ropebreak, Pac lets off slowly, and Kip taunts Pac. Pac snapmares Kip, Kip gets up and runs to BOOT Pac! Kip then stomps a mudhole in the corner until the ref backs him off. Fans boo Kip but he runs corner to corner to CANNONBALL! Kip soaks up the cheers and jeers, has them grow louder and quieter, up and down, then laughs. Pac bails out of the ring but Kip pursues. Pac gets in the ring then stomps Kip on the return! Pac drags Kip up, scoops him, carries him, and SLAMS him in a drop zone! Pac goes up and fans fire up, but Kip GAMANGIRIS first!
Kip goes up after Pac, brings him to the top, but Pac fights with body shots. Pac shoves Kip, Kip rolls back and gets under the leap. Pac comes back but is put on the apron. Kip ducks the backhand to FLYING CHUCK! Fans fire up as Pac slumps off the apron. Kip slingshots, Pac moves, but Kip faked him out! Pac is annoyed that he fell for it, then he runs in. Pac rushes Kip but Kip dumps him out! Fans chant “Underrated! OVER IT!” for Kip as he ARABIAN PRESSES Pac down! Fans fire up as Kip grins with a maniacal look in his eyes. Kip drags Pac up, puts Pac in the ring, and Pac scrambles to the far side.
Pac bails out again but fans rally up. Kip goes around the outside, storms up on Pac and he blocks the kick to KNEE back! Kip reels Pac in, suplexes and drapes Pac on the railing, but Pac fights that off to suplex Kip, BRAINBUSTER to the floor! Fans fire up while both men are down and the ring count climbs. Pac stands at 6 of 10, refreshes the count at 7, then he brings Kip up. Pac whips Kip hard into railing! Kip writhes but Pac drags him up. Pac puts Kip in the ring, BOOTS Kip down, then stalks him to ropes. Pac digs his boots in but the ref counts. Pac lets off and glares at the ref, but goes back to Kip with another BOOT!
Pac stomps Kip in the corner, grinds his boots in, but lets off as the ref counts. Kip sputters and fans are torn but Pac keeps his focus. Pac drags Kip up, snapmares Kip and sits him up to dropkick him in the back of the head! Cover, TWO! Pac tells the ref to count faster, then he stalks Kip. Kip sits up and Pac BOOTS him back down! Kip slaps himself to try and get the cobwebs out. Fans rally and Pac taunts Kip. Kip sits up and Pac shouts, “Is this the competition, huh?!” Kip stands up, leaning against Pac, but Kip throws a forearm! Pac says to put some power into it! Kip fires another forearm but Pac still eggs him on!
Kip fires off forearms but Pac gives them all back! Kip drops to his knees and Pac revels in the cheers and jeers. Kip holds up his hand, and… Is he pulling on an invisible string to stand himself up? Kip HEADBUTTS Pac! Both men wobble, Kip runs, but into a BOOT! Pac runs, but into an UPPERCUT! Kip runs but fakes Pac out to POP-UP KNEE and ROLLING HAYMAKER! Then a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Pac flounders and fans fire up with Kip! But Pac dodges Kip to SNAP GERMAN! Both men are down and fans fire up more! A standing count starts, both men are down at 5 of 10 but the fans rally up.
Pac sits up at 6 while Kip goes to the far side. Pac stands at 7, he sees Kip is in a drop zone! Pac hurries to the corner and climbs up! Fans fire up, but Kip rolls to the opposite side. Pac is frustrated and hops down. Pac storms over but Kip blocks the punch! Kip bumps Pac off buckles, then jumps in to TORNADO DDT! Kip hurries to get Pac up, hang him out to dry, MAGIC SCREW! Cover, TWO! Kip fisherman’s the leg, FISHERMAN DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! The Bastard survives and Kip is a bit shocked! Kip goes to the corner, and he asks the box what to do? Kip seems to get a response, and he drags Pac back up.
Kip torture racks but Pac pulls an ear! Pac slips off, the ref reprimands, Pac lets go of the ear to DECK Kip with a forearm! Kip flounders and Pac stomps him down! Pac stomps Kip more and more, and fans fire up as Kip eggs him on! Pac stomps Kip again, then drags him to the drop zone. Pac goes up top, takes aim, BLACK ARROW!! Cover, Pac wins!
Winner: PAC, by pinfall (still AEW All-Atlantic Champion)
The Bastard is 4-0 in defending the All-Atlantic Championship and the reign continues! Tony Schiavone interviews Pac on stage, congratulating him on the win. That was the first defense in the states, and Pac says he’ll explain what he’s looking for. Wait! Jefferson Starship’s Jane starts up, because here comes ORANGE CASSIDY! Pac has history with The Freshly Squeezed, and Pac tells him, “NO! Orange Cassidy, we have been here before, and you know exactly how that ended. You are not a wrestler, you are a joke. Get to the back of the line!” Pac storms off, but if Cassidy is at the back of the line, does that mean he can fight his way to the front?
As for Kip, he’s yelling at the box! Wait, he’s yelling at the box? Kip says it’s the box’s fault he lost, but what exactly is going on in Kip’s head?
Zero Hour – Tomohiro Ishii VS Eddie Kingston!
The Stone Pitbull won at NJPW Capital Collision in Washington, DC, but a lot can change in four months. Will the Mad King break through this pillar of Strong Style? Or will Ishii show it’s still too soon for Kingston to think he’s at the top?
The bell rings and the fans fire up as the two tie up. They’re in a deadlock so they break. They tie up again, but break again. Fans duel between “EDDIE!” and “ISHII!” They go again, are in another deadlock, but Eddie pushes Ishii. Ishi CHOPS, so Eddie brings down the straps! Eddie CHOPS Ishii, but Ishii CHOPS Eddie! Eddie CHOPS Ishii again, but Ishii CHOPS Eddie again! Eddie CHOPS, Ishii CHOPS, repeat! And repeat, and repeat, and repeat! Fans are loving the CHOP battle as it rages on, CHOP for CHOP! Both men’s chests are turning reddish-purple! CHOP, CHOP! CHOP, CHOP! CHOP, CHOP!!
Fans are giving this a standing ovation over just the unending CHOPS! Both men finally stop for a moment, stinging and staggering, but then the CHOPS start up again! CHOP, CHOP, but then Ishii gets the edge! Eddie just roars and DOUBLE CHOPS Ishii off his feet!! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! Eddie rises again and the fans are all behind him! Eddie drags Ishii up but Ishii throws forearms! Eddie just CHOPS again! Ishii CHOPS again! Eddie staggers to a corner, Ishii staggers to the other! Eddie comes back to CHOP! Ishii staggers back into the corner, but he eggs Eddie on! Eddie CHOPS again! And again!
Ishii puts Eddie in the corner to CHOP and forearm over and over and over! Fans fire up as Eddie flops down! Ishii storms back up on Eddie, and Eddie CHOPS! Ishii snarls, Eddie CHOPS again! Ishii throws a forearm, Eddie wobbles, and Ishii CLUBS Eddie on the back! Eddie just gets pissed and CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Ishii DECKS Eddie! Fans give another ovation as Ishii finally takes a moment to feel it all. Ishii goes back to Eddie to throw a forearm and fans are loving “BOTH THESE GUYS!” Eddie CHOPS again, then reels Ishii in! Ishii fights the saido with elbows, then suplexes Eddie high and hard!
Both men rise, gritting their teeth from the stinging red meat in their chests. Eddie gets to a corner and Ishii runs in, but Eddie dodges to CHOP! And CHOP! And MACHINEGUN CHOPS!! Eddie tops it off with another CHOP and Ishii drops to a knee! Eddie then double underhooks for a BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Fans fire up again as Eddie powers up and drags Ishii up, DDT!! Eddie powers up his arm and he runs, to SLIDING FOREARM! Cover, TWO!! Ishii is still in this and Eddie scowls. Fans want more “CHOPS! CHOPS! CHOPS!” Eddie kicks at Ishii and mocks his stocky shape, but this is only annoying Ishii.
Eddie kicks Ishii more, and Ishii gets up. Eddie runs and BOOTS Ishii, but Ishii choke grips! Eddie CHOPS, but Ishii doesn’t budge! Eddie CHOPS, but Ishii snarls! Eddie CHOPS again, but Ishii doesn’t budge! Eddie knees low, whips Ishii to a corner, but Ishii comes back to run Eddie over! Fans fire up and Ishii drags Eddie back up. Ishii reels Eddie in but Eddie fights the saido! Eddie swings, but into the SAIDO! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up again as Ishii gets back up. Eddie sits up, Ishii lines up the shot and KICKS Eddie in the back! Now Eddie’s mad! Eddie stands up, pulls off the wrist tape and SLAPS Ishii. Ishii SLAPS back!
They SLAP and SLAP and SLAP and fans are thunderous! Ishii ROCKS Eddie but he comes back with more shots! They just SLAP and SLAP and SLAP with these palm strikes, fast ‘n’ furious seven! Ishii ROCKS Eddie, ROCKS him again, then runs, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Eddie points at his arm, the ref checks him. Did Eddie try too hard against Ishii here? Ishii runs, but Eddie SWATS the lariat! Was Eddie faking!? EXPLODER!! But Ishii’s right up!? GERMAN SUPLEX! But Eddie’s right up! SAIDO!! But then Ishii rises again and LARIATS! Eddie somehow stays on his feet! Ishii comes back in, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Both men wobble then fall over!
Fans are thunderous as Ishii and Eddie both get to opposite ends. “This is Awesome!” as Ishii stands in the corner. Eddie shakes out the cobwebs and stands up in the other corner, and they both run at each other! DOUBLE LARIATS collide, both men stay up, but then Ishii DECKS Eddie! Ishii runs as Eddie rises, but Eddie FALLING LARIATS! Eddie gets Ishii up, POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO?!? Eddie can’t believe that, but he drags Ishii up and in. Ishii swings, into a HALF ‘N’ HALF, but Ishii’s up! Eddie LARIATS him down!! Cover, TWO!!! Eddie is beside himself but fans continue to rally!
Eddie stands, powers up, and he wants Ishii to rise. Ishii stands, but SWATS the Uraken to ENZIGURI! Ishii runs, and LARIATS! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives, Ishii drags him back up, but Eddie ENZIGURIS! Ishii wobbles, rebounds, SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives again, but Ishii roars! Ishii drags Eddie up, suplexes, but Eddie fights it! Eddie wrenches out, but Ishii catches and spins him! Eddie suplexes, but Ishii fights it! URAKEN!! Cover, TWO!?!?! Eddie cannot believe it, and neither can Chicago! Eddie shrugs that off fast and drags Ishii up. Ishii SLAPS Eddie, Eddie SLAPS back! Ishii HEADBUTTS, Eddie URAKENS!
Ishii HEADBUTTS again!! Ishii reels Eddie in, but Eddie suplexes for a NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!! Cover, Eddie wins!!
Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall
The Mad King wins, and he ties things up with Ishii 1-1! Eddie still shows respect to Ishii for giving him that war, and he gets the fans to join in on that. Ishii stands and staggers his way out of the ring. When and where will we get the insanely physical tiebreaker for this series?
Casino Ladder Match: Claudio Castagnoli VS Wheeler Yuta VS Penta El Zero M VS Rey Fenix VS Rush VS Andrade El Idolo VS Dante Martin VS ???
An interesting “hand” for this match. It’s every man for himself, but we have two members of the Blackpool Combat Club, both Lucha Brothers and two members of La Faccion Ingobernable! Angel Dorado and the mysterious “Joker” are the real wild cards in this, but who will earn that future AEW World Championship match?
First out is the ROH Pure Champion, Wheeler Yuta, and the Immortal Firebird, Rey Fenix! We saw in Dynamite’s Fatal 4 Way sampler that Yuta could find his way around #ANIMO, but will things be different now that it’s anything goes? The bell rings, fans are fired up and Fenix CHOPS! Yuta forearms, Fenix CHOPS, Yuta CHOPS, Fenix forearms, Yuta forearms, then Fenix gets the edge with forearms! Fenix puts Yuta in a corner and CHOPS him! Yuta ROCKS Fenix back with forearms, then a CHOP! Yuta kicks, Fenix blocks and spins him to BLINDSIDE FOREARM! Fenix puts Yuta on the corner and Tiger Feints the legs out!
Yuta hits buckles, Fenix goes corner to corner to JUMP SOBAT! Fans fire up and Fenix goes out after a ladder! Fenix sets the ladder against railing then fetches Yuta. Fenix brings Yuta up top and fans fire up! Yuta fights whatever Fenix is trying, he throws elbows down, then SHOVES Fenix! Fenix clips the ladder, then Yuta DIVES! Direct hit and Fenix is put on the ladder! Yuta gets the ladder into the ring but the countdown is here! The third man is… EL TORO BLANCO, RUSH! Yuta sets the ladder up and hurries up while Rush has to take off his entrance gear! Rush swaggers down the ramp as Fenix trips Yuta up!
Fenix and Yuta brawl again, Yuta throws Fenix out and climbs again! Rush gest in, drags Yuta down, then shoves the ladder aside. Rush ROCKS Yuta, folds up the ladder and puts it in a corner. Yuta ROCKS Rush, CHOPS him, ROCKS him, but Rush OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes Yuta onto the ladder! Yuta writhes but Fenix gets on the apron, only for Rush to run and HEADBUTT Fenix down! Fans are torn as Rush fires up and builds speed. Rush FLIES and takes out Fenix at the ramp! Rush then whips Fenix into railing, and more railing! Rush snapmares Fenix and gathers up camera cable to LASH Fenix! But the countdown is back! The fourth man is… ANDRADE EL IDOLO!
LFI is now at full power in this match, and Rush sets up some ladders. Andrade takes his time putting his entrance attire aside as Rush ELBOWS Yuta. Rush sets a ladder up in the ring, but he decides not to climb. Andrade gets in, LFI fist bump, then Andrade and Rush set another ladder up as a bridge between the ropes and the main ladder. LFI goes out after Fenix and Rush ROCKS him! Andrade CHOPS Yuta, Rush POSTS Fenix, and then LFI gets another ladder? They set this ladder up as a bridge between ring and railing. Rush RAMS Fenix into the side of it! LFI gets in the ring, and both men climb up. But Fenix and Yuta both get in!
Yuta YANKS Rush down but Andrade kicks Fenix away! Yuta joins Andrade up top and they brawl! Andrade SMACKS Yuta off the top, but decides not to get the poker chip. He SUPER SUNSET BOMBS Yuta on the ladder bridge! Fans lose their minds and the countdown is back already! The fifth man is… CLAUDIO GADDAM CASTAGNOLI! The ROH World Champion CLOBBERS Rush, checks on Yuta, then hurries into the ring. Chicago is thunderous for Claudio as he puts the ladder bridge all the way into the main ladder. Claudio uses that as a quick way to get up the main ladder, but he sees Andrade go up the other side.
Claudio swings around the ladder to grab at Andrade’s legs. Andrade kicks but can’t get free, and Claudio decides to lift the ladder construct! Andrade clings to the ladder, as Claudio now uses the ladder that juts out from the side as a pivot point! Andrade is oddly parallel to the floor with this as Claudio keeps lifting! Claudio tips the ladder sideways and Andrade falls to the floor!! Fans are thunderous for the Swiss Superman as he resets things, but here comes the sixth man… DANTE MARTIN! The #INHUMAN joins in just as Fenix and Claudio fight over the same ladder. They decide to rush Dante, but he jumps OVER the ladder!
Wait, the other ladder is going rogue! It is falling over! Dante avoids getting bashed by it, then he waistlocks Claudio. Claudio shrugs Dante off, steps over the fallen ladder to corner Fenix with the other! Dante kicks the ladder to jam Fenix, then he springboard stomps it to jam Claudio’s hands! Dante fires off kicks, then he spots Fenix as he slips free. Fenix rushes in, Dante jumps over, and Claudio TOSSES Fenix out! Dante dumps Claudio out, and fans fire up as Dante goes to the apron. But Yuta slips in and stands a ladder up under the poker chip! Dante sees that, springboards and gets up ahead of Yuta! Yuta scrambles to yank Dante down!
Dante blocks Yuta’s kick and spins him to DROPKICK him down! Dante hurries to run, but into a pop-up! Dante uses that to get up on the ladder! Claudio hurries to bring Dante back down, but Dante RANA- NO! Claudio fights that, only for Dante to RANA Claudio and himself out of the ring! They both hit the floor and fans fire up as the ladder tips over! The countdown is back and the seventh man is of course PENTA! Fans fire up for all the pyro and Penta rushes in! DESTROYER on the ramp for Dante!! Then Rush runs in, into a SLINGBLADE! Fans are thunderous and Penta gets in the ring!
Yuta runs in but Penta throws him into a headstand on the corner! SUPERKICK! Yuta flops to the floor but Claudio EuroUppers Penta! Claudio whips Penta to a corner, but Penta goes up and over to BACKSTABBER! Penta fires up and so do the fans! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs in, Claudio puts him on the apron, and Penta GAMANGIRIS! Andrade ROCKS Penta, CHOPS Penta, then fireman’s carries to aim for the ladder bridge! Penta fights free, brings Andrade to the bridge, but Rush rushes in! Fenix TIGHTROPE PENALTY KICKS Rush down! Penta and the fans shout, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta gives Andrade a DESTROYER to the ladder!!
Fans lose their minds but that’s not the end! Fenix has Rush on a table, goes to the post, FROG SPLASH through the table!! The Lucha Brothers just took out LFI and fans are loving it! The BCC meanwhile work together to get a ladder back up under the poker chip. They both climb, but Dante springboards back into the picture! He lands on Claudio’s back and climbs up! Yuta and Dante brawl at the very top! But wait! Who are these guys in masks and jackets?! They tip over the ladder and both Dante and Yuta crash down! One of them mugs Claudio in the corner! Fans boo but there’s another who mugs Alex Abrahantes, and still another that took out Jose the Assistant!
Claudio gets sent into railing! And then Dante! And then Yuta! A fifth masked man climbs the ladder to grab the poker chip! Fans boo but the man on the ladder reveals himself! It’s STOKELY HATHAWAY!? And then the others are Ethan Page, Lee Moriarty, W. Morrissey and the Gunn Sons, Austin & Colten! Stokely’s stable just stole the prize, right as “The Joker” is about to come out! It’s… Uh, well, the song is The Rolling Stones’ Sympathy For The Devil, and it’s another man in a mask! Kind of a devilish mask. Is he going to take the mask off? NOPE, he wags his finger at us all instead. Stokely and “the devil” leave with the poker chip, who just stole the title shot?
Winner: “The Devil” (earns a future AEW World Championship opportunity)
AEW World Trios Championship Tournament Finals: The Elite VS The Good, The Bad & The Hungy!
Once upon a time, “The Elite” included Hangman Adam Page. That’s even how All Elite Wrestling began. But things like time, money, power, fame, success and even failure change people. Hangman originally wanted to stay out of this tournament, rejecting the offer from his old friends, the Young Bucks. But when Hangman’s new friends, John Silver & Alex Reynolds, needed help, he couldn’t leave them hanging. But will there still be hang-ups between Hangman and The, Elite, the the Elite?
“And now… He is 2-0 since returning to AEW from a 277 day absence. Even though Hangman was the number one pick of the Young Bucks, he was the number one wrestler in the 2018 and 2021 PWI 500. He is Kevin Nash’s new favorite wrestler, and some might say he is Will Ospreay’s favorite, as well. Will Ospreay has taken his ball and gone home while he is still here. He is appearing in his first PPV since November’s Full Gear. Here tonight in Chicago, he could become the first wrestler to hold three AEW titles, and represent both Winnipeg, Manitoba and NOOORTH~, CAROLINA! He is… KENNY! OOOOOOOOOOMEEEEEEGAAAAA~!”
So needless to say, the introductions are made, and the trios titles are on display as one way or another, we crown NEW champions in AEW!
The trios sort out and Hangman starts against Nick Jackson. Fans fire up for The Elite as Nick and Hangman circle. They tie up, Hangman gets the arm, wrenches to a wristlock, but Nick wrenches back. Hangman uses the ropes to flip through and break the wristlock. Hangman wrenches and hammerlocks to headlock, but Nick powers out, only for Hangman to run him over! Fans fire up and things speed up, Hangman whips Nick but Nick hurdles. Nick handsprings, Hangman kips up and ducks the screw high kick! Nick ducks the lariat, and the fans cheer the standoff! Nick and Hangman shake hands to show there’s still respect here.
Matt calls to Nick and Nick gives him the tag. Hangman tags in Reynolds and now Matt and Reynolds tie up. Reynolds wrenches an arm, wristlocks, but Matt rolls and kips up to wrench back. Matt wristlocks, Reynolds rolls, handsprings and wrenches back. Reynolds headlocks for a takeover but Matt headscissors. Reynolds kips free and fans cheer this standoff. Reynolds offers a handshake of good sportsmanship, but Matt SPITS at him! Seems Matt doesn’t care that Hangman is their mutual friend. Fans boo Matt but Reynolds tackles him and fires off hands! The ref reprimands the closed fists and he drags Reynolds away.
Reynolds is still heated but Matt cools off. Matt apologizes for the spit, and they tie up again. Reynolds headlocks, Silver tags in as Matt powers out, and Reynolds holds ropes. Silver hits Matt in his lower back! The Elite gets mad at Silver, and even Hangman questions targeting the notoriously bad back of Matt Jackson. Silver KICKS Matt in the back! And then the Dark Order boys stomp away on Matt! The Elite and Hangman all get in to stop that! Fans boo as Hangman tells his new friends they’re going too far. Hangman has Silver tag him in, and then Hangman helps Matt up. Matt gets mad at Hangman but Hangman tries to explain.
Matt storms off and tags in Omega. Fans fire up as we get these two meeting again! Omega talks with Hangman about it, but Hangman knows to keep this between them. Fans are thunderous for “COWBOY SH*T!” as Omega and Hangman tie up! They break, circle and fire themselves up. They tie up, go around, and Omega puts Hangman in a corner. Hangman powers Omega back but Omega puts Hangman in the Cowboy corner. Silver tags in, he CLUBS Omega, then Silver wrenches to YANK the arm! Silver grinds Omega down while fans rally for “JOHNNY HUNGY!” Tag to Reynolds, Reynolds CLUBS Omega’s arm then RAMS him into buckles!
Reynolds wrenches Omega’s arm, tags Silver, and they double wrist Omega to double drop toehold! They then double basement dropkick! Silver wrenches Omega’s arm, Hangman tags in as Silver YANKS the arm, and Hangman has Silver stand down again. Reynolds argues with Hangman that they’re trying to win, how can they go easy on their opponents? Hangman goes to Omega, but Omega puts Hangman on the ropes to CHOP! Omega asks him what the heck with the shoulder, but Hangman CHOPS Omega back! Omega fires off haymakers on Hangman and whips. Hangman reverses and BOOTS Omega! Then scoops to FALL AWAY SLAM!
Hangman kips up and fans fire up now that Hangman is taking this seriously. Matt talks trash, so Hangman DECKS him! Hangman runs and triangle jumps, but Omega moves and Nick SUPERKICKS Hangman down! Omega drags Hangman out and drapes him, for Nick to SWANTON! Matt builds speed to WRECK the Dark Order, and then he holds the ropes for Nick to FLY and take them out! Fans fire up as Omega puts Hangman back in. Omega tags Matt, Matt goes up the corner, and Matt MACHO ELBOWS! Cover, TWO! Matt is frustrated but he drags Hangman back up. Fans rally as Matt CLUBS Hangman.
Matt snapmares Hangman down, tags Nick, SLINGSHOT SENTON FIST DROP COMBO! Nick stomps Hangman, kicks him to the Elite corner, then RAMS his shoulder in! And again! And again! Tag to Matt, then tag to Omega. The Bucks bring Hangman out to double whip, and they drop toehold GUTBUSTER! Omega runs, KOTARO KRUSHER GUTBUSTER! Then Matt runs in, NECKBREAKER BACKBREAKER COMBO! Nick DECKS Silver, Omega covers, TWO! Omega drags Hangman up while fans rally, and Omega CLUBS Hangman. Omega bumps Hangman off Nick’s boot, then JABS away on Hangman.
Omega wrenches Hangman, fireman’s carries, “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” Except Hangman does! Hangman BLASTS the Bucks, dodges Omega and fireman’s carries for a DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Fans fire up and Hangman crawls for his corner, hot tags to Silver and Matt! Johnny Hungy rallies on Matt! Silver whips, Matt holds ropes and tosses Silver out! Silver lands on the feet, Matt ROCKS him, then goes to the corner. But Silver intercepts with a GAMANGIRI! Then he CANNONBALLS Brandon Cutler, CLOBBERS Omega, BOOTS Michael Nakazawa and- PENALTY KICK from Nick!
Hangman runs in but Nick shoulders into him! Nick slingshot FACEBUSTERS Hangman, then handsprings to the apron to MOONSAULT, but Silver dodges! Silver kicks, suplexes, and Reynolds DIVES to add onto the BRAINBUSTER to the floor! Silver gets back in the ring, runs at Matt on the ropes and BOOTS him from behind! Then torture rack for the SPIN DOCTOR SLAM! Cover, Omega breaks it in time! Reynolds kicks and throws Omega out hard, then he and Silver drag Matt up. Reynolds CLUBS Matt, CLUBS him again, and both he and Silver double suplex! Matt fights it with all his might, to DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS!!
Matt grimaces and fans rally up as he crawls for the corner. Hot tag to Omega! Omega goes up the corner and CROSSBODIES Silver down! But Reynolds runs in, only to get a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Hangman runs in, SNAP DRAGON! Silver fights and arm-drags the full nelson to kick, KICK and SUPERKICK! Silver deadlift suplexes, but Omega slips off! SNAP DRAGON!! Omega finishes the hat trick, Nick BOOTS Reynolds away, and then clotheslines Silver! Matt forearm smashes Silver, and Omega- Misses as Silver moves! Hangman clotheslines Omega while Reynolds drags Matt out! Silver tags Reynolds, Reynolds clotheslines!
Silver forearm smashes, GAMANGIRIS, then feeds to the ROLLING ELBOW! ENZIGURI! STUNNER! GERMAN! JACKKNIFE, TWO!!! Omega escapes with nanoseconds left on the count! Fans are thunderous but Reynolds and Hangman drag Omega up. “This is Awesome!” as they lift Omega. Silver runs but the Bucks trip him and drag him out! Omega escapes the lift and the Bucks SUPERKICK Hangman and Reynolds! Omega aims at Silver, V-TRIGGER! Silver flops out and Omega kneels. Fans fire up and start the Terminator drums! Omega builds speed and FLIES to take out the Good, the Bad AND the Hungy!!
Fans are thunderous as Omega puts Reynolds back in. Tag to Matt, Matt stalks Reynolds and reels him in. Matt puts one out, brings Reynolds up, but Reynolds RANAS Matt into the DOUBLE GAMANGIRI! Omega and Nick freak out, but then Hangman and Silver yank them down! Reynolds gives Matt a HELLUVA KICK! BACKSTABBER! Hangman is up top, ARIHARA MOONSAULT for Nick! Hangman gets in, as does Silver! Fans fire up as Hangman and Reynolds lift Matt now! Silver runs, PENDULUM BOMB!! Cover, Nick SWANTONS it apart! Fans are thunderous as everyone is down all over ringside!
Nick pushes Hangman out, fans hope these trios “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow! Nick runs at Silver in a corner, SHINING WIZARD! GAMANGIRI! FOREARM! BULL- NO! Reynolds SUPERKICKS Nick! But then Matt SUPERKICKS Reynolds! Silver SUPERKICKS Matt! The teams stagger about, DOUBLE DOUBLE LARIATS! All four men stay up, QUADRUPLE SUPERKICK SQUARE!! Everyone hits the man to their right!! All four men are down and the fans are electric! A standing count starts on Matt and Reynolds, but fans are rallying for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” as Hangman and Omega step in!
The ref says they have to stand down, they’re not legal! Omega and Hangman look at the ref, then at each other, then at their teammates. Omega drags Matt to the Elite corner while Hangman gets Reynolds to the Cowboy corner! Omega and Hangman tag in, and now this can go down! Fans get on their feet as both men get forehead to forehead. The forearms and haymakers start flying! Omega gets the edge, runs, but into a BOOT! Hangman runs, into an ELBOW! Omega reels Hangman in, GERMAN SUPLEX! But Hangman lands on his feet! Hangman spins, ROLLING- V-TRIGGER!! Omega hits first, then underhooks for a TIGER DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?!?
Chicago is electric again as Omega goes to a corner. “This is Awesome!” as Omega climbs, and Hangman slowly stands. Hangman trips Omega up! Hangman then climbs up after him, for a scoop and SUPER FALL AWAY SLAM!! Cover, TWO!??! Hangman doesn’t let that stop him, he throws off his elbow pads and goes to the apron! Hangman locks ‘n’ loads, slingshots, BLINDSIDE BUCKSHOT!! But then he reloads on the other apron, only for Matt to creep over. Matt says don’t do it, but Hangman jumps, so Matt anchors his foot! Hangman kicks Matt away, so Omega eggs Hangman on! Hangman slingshots, but Omega drops! NICK STEALS BUCKSHOT!!
Nick sits Hangman up, Matt joins him, B T E TRIGGER!! Omega covers, Reynolds breaks it!! Nick drags Reynolds up to throw him out, and Matt tells Omega he has to finish this! Hangman is on the ropes, Omega prays to God for forgiveness on this, because he takes aim! BANG and Omega runs the ropes, but Hangman drops! Silver GAMANGIRIS Omega, and then gets in to waistlock! Omega resists the lift, switches, and then the Bucks get in! Only for Reynolds to trip them both and drag them out! Silver victory rolls Omega, TWO!! Omega escapes again, but Silver mule kicks, shouts out Mr. Brodie, but Omega V-TRIGGERS!! Then the Electric Chair Lift!
The Bucks now keep Reynolds out of the ring, but Silver victory rolls the lift!! Reynolds holds the Bucks back again, TWO!??!?! Omega escapes by a single nanosecond! And he gets Silver in a waistlock, but Silver elbows free! Silver waistlocks, Hangman slingshots, but Omega ducks! BUCKSHOT HITS SILVER! The Bucks CLOBBER Hangman and Omega covers Silver, THE ELITE WIN!!
Winners: The Elite, by pinfall (INAUGURAL AEW World Trios Champions)
Cutler jumps right in with the cold spray, but Chicago is red hot! Callis celebrates with Omega and the Bucks while Hangman is furious! The Elite will have their names forever etched in time as the first-ever AEW World Trios Champions, and Omega is a TRIPLE CROWN WINNER in AEW! How will this new round of success for them, and failure for Hangman, change things this time around?
AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ The Baddies VS Athena!
#ThatBitch is still undefeated at 36-0, but the Fallen Goddess did point out that streak has been stretched out over two whole years. The numbers don’t lie, and the truth of the matter is, this one has been a long time coming! Will Jade’s streak continue through this already historic night? Or will Athena go all out to finally stop the storm?
Athena makes her entrance with new bionic wings, since Jade smashed the old pair. And speaking of smash, Jade comes out cosplaying as She-Hulk! The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and tonight, we see the difference between 37-0 and 36-1!
Athena CALF KICKS Jade at the bell! Jade stays up but Athena DROPKICKS her again! And again! Jade drops to a knee, swings, but Athena dodges to run and METEORA! Fans fire up with Athena and she goes to the corner! Athena climbs but Jade ROCKS her first! Athena CLUBS Jade in return and Jade clutches her shoulder. Athena adjusts, aims, O FACE!!! Cover, The Baddies drag Athena out!! The ref reprimands but Athena is pissed! Kiera says it was Leila but Leila says it was Kiera, when we know it was both of them! Athena doesn’t care, though, she SHOTGUNS Leila into railing, then chases Kiera away!
Athena gets in the ring while Kiera shouts to Jade! Athena hops on, CODE- NO, Jade brings Athena through the legs! But Athena mule kicks and runs! Into a POP-UP SAMOAN DROP! Jade kips up and fans fire up! But Athena kips up!? Jade SPEARS Athena! Cover, TWO!! Jade is frustrated but fans rally behind her. Athena goes to a corner, Jade dribbles and runs in, and she DUNKS on Athena! Jade talks trash but Athena ROCKS Jade! Jade UPPERCUTS Athena, TOSSES her across the ring, and fans fire up! Jade drags Athena up, reels her in, and underhooks the arms. But Athena trips Jade, jackknifes, TWO as Jade bridges!
Jade turns Athena, lifts, but Athena slips out! Jade runs, Athena dodges and follows, springboard CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Athena is a bit shocked but the fans are fired up! Athena goes back to the corner and climbs back up. Jade slowly rises as Athena aims at her. O FACE- NO! Athena catches Athena into chicken wings! But Athena slips out to FACEBUSTER! And SUPERKICK! And then a suplex, for an OSAKA STREET CUTTER! Not quite the O Face but Athena covers, TWO!! Jade is still in this and Athena is annoyed but fans fire up more! Athena goes to the corner again and climbs back up as fans rally.
Kiera grabs at Athena so Athena MULE KICKS her! Jade runs in, the boot is put on the ropes! Athena O’Conner Rolls, ONE! Athena runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, and springboards into a BOOT!! Jade chicken wings, to JADED!! Cover, Jade wins!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
And still undefeated! Though, give The Baddies some big assists, because that first O Face would’ve got her. Will anyone be able to get anywhere close to defeating Jade even once?
Backstage interview with CM Punk and Ace Steel.
The Best in the World is walking Larry as he arrives and Alex Marvez has a question the world wants to know: Is Punk 100% healthy going into this world title match with Jon Moxley? Punk chuckles, and asks Ace if Punk’s ever been 100% going into a fight. Ace confirms, no he has not. Sure, Moxley has an easy target in the left foot. But what Moxley doesn’t know is that he isn’t fighting Punk, he’s fighting Ace. He’s fighting Larry, the firemen, the paramedics, everyone at Wormhole Coffee providing that sweet caffeine so people like the Chicago Teacher of the Year, Nora Flannagan, can get up and do her job.
Moxley is fighting Chicago, the city that works. Mox beat Punk once, but he isn’t doing it twice! Punk may love Chicago and Chicago may love Punk, but will Mox not give an F and just break Punk’s other foot while he’s at it?
Six Man Tag: FTR & Wardlow VS Jay Lethal & Motor City Machine Guns!
Part of the Pinnacle reunites to humble the self-proclaimed Four Horsemen of Impact! Or is it Honor now? Either way, Cash Wheeler, Dax Harwood and The Maestro of Mayhem aren’t going to let Lethal, Sabin, Shelley, Sonjay or Satnam think they can just do and say whatever they want. Will the Pinnacle be back on top? Or will the #JMCMG make quite the impact in Chicago?
As if they aren’t obnoxious enough, Lethal makes sure the world sees Sonjay’s new “Fight like an 8 Year Old BRAT” shirt, mockingly based on Dax’s inspirational story about his own daughter. But speaking of, little Finlay Harwood comes out with her dad and “Uncle Cash” as they join Wardlow on stage. Chicago cheers as Finlay hugs Wardlow, Cash and Papa Dax before heading to the back. Will #FTWAR win this one for that same little eight year old girl?
The trios sort out and Wardlow starts against Lethal. Fans chant “WARD~LOW! WARD~LOW!” as he stares down with Lethal. Lethal circles around Wardlow but Wardlow doesn’t even move. Fans chant, “DETROIT SUCKS!” at MCMG, but then Lethal SPITS at Wardlow! Wardlow chuckles and swings, but Lethal ducks, dodges, wrenches, dodges again, but Wardlow back suplexes! Lethal lands on his feet, shoots for a leg, but Wardlow holds him off. Wardlow gut wrenches, Lethal trips him! Lethal steps through, but Wardlow kicks at him. Lethal switches legs, then switches again, then jackknifes, only for Wardlow to roll through!
Lethal scrambles away but Wardlow reels him back in! MCMG get in but Wardlow shoves Lethal away and they back off! Wardlow dares someone to try something but they all stay back. Lethal goes to the corner, tags in Chris Sabin, and Sabin wants someone from FTR. Fans continue to chant, “DETROIT SUCKS!” but Wardlow tags in Dax. Dax and Sabin circle, tie up, then break. They go again, break, then tie up again. Dax wrenches, wristlocks, but Sabin rolls, spins, handsprings, kips up, and wrenches to step over and arm-drag! Dax stands up but Sabin soaks up the cheers and jeers. Sabin offers a handshake but then pie faces Dax!
Dax shoves Sabin so Sabin SLAPS Dax! Dax SLAPS Sabin! Shelley gets in but so does Cash! FTR and MCMG shove each other, but the ref tells them all to stand down! Only one in at a time! Fans rally for FTR, but Cash and Shelley stand down. Dax and Sabin reset and tie up, then Dax headlocks. Sabin powers out, Dax runs him over, and things keep moving! Sabin hurdles but Dax JABS, JABS and DECKS Sabin! Shelley jumps in but Dax DECKS him, too! Dax whips, Sabin reverses but Dax reverses back to wrench and short arm LARIAT! Sabin flounders but Dax glares at Sonjay and his insulting shirt! Dax slips out to chase Sonjay!
Sonjay runs to the ramp, avoids Cash, slides into the ring but then right out of it! Dax is a few steps behind so he slides into the ring, only for Sabin to fireman’s carry! Dax slips off to waistlock but Shelley waistlocks Dax! Dax switches with Shelley but Sabin keeps Shelley anchored! Shelley reels Sabin in so Sabin can give Dax a CUTTER! Fans are torn but Sabin tags Shelley. MCMG split the wishbone! Shelley tells Dax to suck it, then he pushes him around. Shelley puts Dax in the corner, grinds his forearms in, but Dax CHOPS back! Dax reels Shelley in for a BIG back suplex! Dax drags Shelley over, tags in Cash, and FTR double whip to DOUBLE HAYMAKER!
Dax lifts Cash to assisted ATOMIC LEG DROP, brother! Cash covers, Sabin breaks it! Sabin scrambles away but Cash keeps on Shelley. Shelley JAWBREAKERS, but Cash CHOPS back! Cash EuroUppers Shelley down, then drags him over to tag in Wardlow. Wardlow kicks Shelley low, drags him up, but Shelley CHOPS! Wardlow doesn’t budge! Wardlow choke grips Shelley, but then Sabin springboards in! Wardlow catches Sabin with a choke grip! DOUBLE CHOKE- NO! MCMG fight free, double kick and double wrench to double back elbow! MCMG double suplex, but Wardlow fights that to DOUBLE SUPLEX MCMG! Fans fire up and Wardlow tags Dax!
Dax drags Shelley around, steps through, and has the SHARPSHOOTER! Sonjay distracts the ref, Cash rushes after him but Lethal gets in to handspring! LETHAL- NO, Dax blocks the injection! Dax spins Lethal around to reel him in, but Sabin returns to ENZIGURIS Dax! Lethal SUPERKICKS Dax, then Shelley rolls him up! TWO!! Shelley drags Dax away, stands on Dax’s arm, and Shelley eggs Cash on before he STOMPS the arm! Shelley tags Sabin, MCMG double whip and atomic drop! Dropkick to the leg, rolling chancery, and basement dropkick! The DREAM SEQUENCE! Fans are torn again as Sabin covers, TWO!
Sabin drags Dax over, tags Lethal, and they stomp away on Dax. Lethal bumps Dax off buckles, then ROCKS him with a right. Dax CHOPS back! Lethal CHOPS, so Dax CHOPS again! Lethal CHOPS! Dax CHOPS! Lethal goes for a leg, Dax steps over and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Lethal RAMS Dax to the corner, Shelley and Sabin hold Dax in! They all mug Dax, Lethal tags Sabin in and they mug Dax more. Sabin bumps Dax off buckles, digs his boot in, and Shelley adds in! The ref counts, MCMG lets off at 4. Tag to Shelley, he swaggers over to Dax and wrenches the arm. Sabin gets in, MCMG double whip corner to corner!
Sabin whips Shelley in, Dax dodges and then traps Shelley! Sabin runs in, but Dax dodges and the BOOT hits Shelley! Dax crawls but Sabin hurries after him! Sabin drags Dax away but Dax BOOTS Sabin into Shelley! Hot tag to Cash! Cash rallies on MCMG, spins Shelley and UPPERCUTS! Cash whips, Shelley reverses, but Cash KNEES him! Shelley is in a corner, Cash UPPERCUTS and CHOPS, then whips to LARIAT! Cash then fireman’s carries, but Shelley fights out! ROLLING ELBOW! Shelley cravats but Cash denies him Sliced Bread! Cash reels Shelley into a Gory Especial, and a GORY BOMB! Cover, Sabin & Lethal break it!
Wardlow CLOBBERS Lethal & Sabin! Cash clotheslines Lethal out, then clotheslines Sabin! Sabin doesn’t go up and over that easy but Cash powers him up and out! Cash runs at Shelley but into BOOTS! Shelley runs in to dropkick the legs out! Cash flounders and hobbles but Shelley gets the leg. Shelley brings Cash over, trips him, and he has Lethal drag Cash into the corner to SLAM the leg into the post! And then again! Sabin SLAMS the leg, too! The ref reprimands everyone and fans boo while the ref has to keep Dax back now. Shelley eggs Dax on but Wardlow gets Dax to the corner. Lethal gets a cheap shot to Cash’s leg!
Shelley grabs the leg, Cash CLUBS Shelley, but Sabin gets the bad leg to DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! The ref reprimands Sabin but Shelley DRAPING DRAGON SCREWS the other leg! The ref has his hands full as Shelley puts the left leg in the ropes now. MCMG coordinate, DROPKICK to the right leg and a KNEE DROP to the left! Lethal tags in, he drags Cash around, and he steps through for the FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK!! Cash endures while fans duel and “WOO~!” Dax and Wardlow coach Cash and Cash’s shoulders are both down. TWO as Cash sits up, and Cash reaches out! Sabin keeps the rope away but the ref reprimands!
Sabin lets go, Cash fights over and gets the ROPEBREAK! Lethal drags Cash around and tags in Shelley. Lethal anchors the leg so Shelley can stomp it! Shelley then has a standing toehold. Cash kicks with his free leg, but Shelley reels him in. Cash elbows Shelley, reaches out, but has to elbow again. Shelley reels Cash in but Cash switches and mule kicks the leg out! But Cash EuroUppers Shelley hard! Shelley tags Sabin, but Cash fireman’s carries for a FLIPPING BACKBREAKER! But it’s on his bad leg! Fans rally up as Cash and Sabin crawl, hot tags to Lethal and Wardlow! The War Dog rallies on JMCMG!
SPINEBUSTER for Lethal! SPINEBUSTER for Shelley! And a SPINEBUSTER for Sabin! Wardlow roars and Chicago is fired up! Wardlow fireman’s carries Lethal to F10!! Cover, TWO!! Wardlow drags Lethal up, brings him over, but MCMG trips up FTR! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Wardlow grabs MCMG but Sonjay distracts the ref! The ref misses Satnam ROCK Wardlow with that big fist! Lethal sunset flips, TWO!! Lethal reels Wardlow in to BOOT, then MCMG get in! BOOT ENZUGIRI COMBO! Shelley then holds the ropes open for Sabin to DIVE onto FTR! Fans fire up and Lethal has Wardlow. Lethal and Shelley put Wardlow in the Tree of Woe!
Lethal runs to basement dropkick! Shelley runs to basement dropkick! And Sabin LEAPING DROPKICKS! Wardlow flops out of the Tree, MCMG drags him to the drop zone! Lethal is up top, MACHO ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Wardlow survives and fans fire up! Lethal coordinates with MCMG, they KICK, SOBAT and SUPERKICK! Dax gets in to ROCK Shelley but Sabin ROCKS Dax! Dax kicks back, gets Sabin up, REBOUND POWERBOMB! Cash is in, Shelley runs into the BIG RIG!! Lethal runs, he handsprings, DOUBLE LETHAL INJECTION! Lethal aims at Wardlow, but Wardlow HEADBUTTS, then winds up to LARIAT!!
Fans are thunderous as the straps come down! Wardlow gets Lethal up and reels him in! POWERBOMB!! Sonjay and Satnam are freaking out while the fans want the second verse! Wardlow conducts the fans, and says yes, the second verse is the same as the first! POWERBOMB!! But of course, the fans want another! Wardlow drags Lethal up and brings him back in, THE THIRD POWERBOMB! Then the roll right into the FOURTH!! Cover, FTWAR wins!!
Winners: FTR & Wardlow, by pinfall
It was a war, but as soon as Wardog got rolling, there was no stopping him! The AEW TNT Champion stands tall with the IWGP, AAA & ROH World Tag Team Champions. But wait, MCMG regroups, and both Sonjay and Satnam join them! That’s 4v3, but wait! SAMOA JOE is here!! The ROH World Television Champion has Chicago chanting his name as he storms down to the ring! Satnam stands in his way, but get a BELT to the gut! And then to his back! Joe smiles, then shoves Sonjay into the ring! Sonjay begs for mercy but little Finlay runs out to the ring! Cash helps her into the ring, and she steps right up to Sonjay! She breaks his pencil!!
Sonjay then turns around, into Dax’s BIG right hand! Finlay stands on Sonjay, the ref counts it, Finlay “wins,” too! Now that’s how you fight like an eight year old girl! Will FTR, Wardlow and Samoa Joe all shut up Lethal and his crew to then move on to bigger and better?
Ricky Starks VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs!
Team Taz was strong until a run of losses cracked the foundations. The Absolute thought the Powerhouse was his friend, but the Powerhouse says he isn’t friends with punk ass losers. No longer a team, no longer friends, no longer avoiding each other, this match will happen! Will Starks show Hobbs why he was the FTW Champion and not Hobbs? Or will Hobbs show Starks whose to blame for them not being more than that?
Starks is coming in hot! He slides in, Hobbs rushes him but Starks dodges, and the bell rings in time for Starks to start firing off haymakers and body shots! Hobbs shoves Starks, Starks dodges and ROCKS Hobbs with big forearms! Hobbs shoves Starks again, Starks dodges again but Hobbs BODIES him at the ropes! Fans boo and Hobbs shouts, “You wanna see this? Look at him!” Hobbs CHOKES Starks on the ropes, lets off as the ref counts, and then stalks Starks to a corner. Hobbs stomps Starks, the ref counts, but Hobbs lets off at 4. Hobbs soaks up the heat while fans rally for Ricky. Starks stands to ROCK Hobbs!
Hobbs KNEES low, fans duel now, and Hobbs suplexes Starks high and hard! Hobbs mocks the pose and fans boo more. Hobbs drags Starks up, but Starks JAWBREAKERS! Starks runs in, but Hobbs POSTS him! Starks flops to the floor hard! Hobbs goes out before the ring count gets going, and he drags Starks up to THROW him into railing! Hobbs drags Starks up, talks trash on the fans, then puts Starks in the ring. Starks flounders and Hobbs taunts the fans more. Hobbs drags Starks up, scoops him, and puts him on the top rope. The ref counts but Hobbs CLUBS away on Starks’ ribs! Hobbs lets off as the ref counts 3, then he drags Starks up!
Hobbs carries Starks around on his shoulder, but Starks slips off! Starks runs but into a BOOT! Cover, TWO! Hobbs is annoyed but he drags Starks into a neck wrench. The fans rally and duel while Starks endures as Hobbs leans on him. Starks fights up but Hobbs knees him low! Hobbs talks trash on the fans to help Starks, but Starks still endures. Hobbs drags Starks up by his head to SLAM him down! Fans boo but Hobbs smirks as he looms over Starks. Hobbs drags Starks up with one hand. Starks grabs at Hobbs, but Hobbs swings on him. Starks dodges, Hobbs hits buckles, and Starks fires off haymakers!
The fans fire up but the ref counts, so Starks whips. Hobbs reverses and runs in, but Starks dodges again to BACK ELBOW! Starks then hits a TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Hobbs is still in this but Starks has evened things out! Starks drags Hobbs up and fans fire up. Starks reels Hobbs in, underhooks, but Hobbs back drops free! Starks lands on his feet, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Hobbs SPINEBUSTERS! Cover, Hobbs wins!!
Winner: Will Hobbs, by pinfall
That was so fast, even Hobbs might be surprised! But in the end, Starks could not overcome the Powerhouse. Will Will Hobbs crush the competition all the way to a championship?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: Swerve In Our Glory VS The Acclaimed!
Two great teams are about to collide in Chicago! Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland joined forces, skyrocketed up the ranks and took these titles in a Triple Threat. Anthony Bowens & Max Caster are the winningest tag team and a homegrown AEW product who have been held back by bad luck. The champions challenged their challengers to leave the punchlines at home and bring only punches, but will this be where The Acclaimed finally punch their tickets and get the gold? Or will they have no choice but to #BaskInTheirGlory?
Caster starts up his rap, not caring what Swerve said! “Acclaimed gonna bring the scissors to the paper champions! Y’all’re so boring, man, it’s like I’m taking Ambien! Yo, lemme get a pillow. How you gonna put me in a match against Lizzo? All this talk about whose house? You can call me Daddy cuz I’m tellin’ you to move out! Yo, the belts need an update, we’ll leave you on the floor like the documents in Trump’s place!” Keith & Swerve ignore all this by having their backs to The Acclaimed. But then Bowens gets the mic to shout, “CHIIIIIICAAAGOOO~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass!!” Billy Gunn does indeed scissor with Bowens.
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and all jokes aside, we see who can get serious and bring the fight!
The teams sort out and Swerve starts against Bowens. They circle, Bowens avoids the leg pick and they reset. Fans sing for Keith, “OH~ Bask in this Glory~!” Bowens and Swerve approach, Bowens avoids the leg pick again and he waistlocks. Swerve fights up, Bowens SLAMS him back down. Bowens drags Swerve up and SLAMS him again. Fans change the song to, “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” Now Billy gets to conduct the crowd but Swerve and Keith are annoyed. Wait, Billy scissors a fan! The fans go nuts but Swerve fights up to trip Bowens to a toehold. Swerve grabs Bowens’ arm for an ARMBAR! Bowens flails and clasps hands!
Swerve shifts to get the leg again but Bowens rolls and stands up. Bowens wrenches out, whips Swerve to ropes, then hurdles to drop. Swerve jumps over and has the leg again to turn! Bowens uses that to get a cradle that then turns into a sit-down cover, TWO! Bowens hurries to get an Oklahoma Roll, TWO! Swerve trips Bowens, has the leg, but Bowens boots him away. Swerve handstand walks over Bowens while fans chant, “Whose House?” “DADDY’S HOUSE!” Swerve headscissors Bowens away! Bowens comes back, into a leg pick! Swerve tags Keith but Bowens gets away! Tag to Caster and fans fire up.
Caster and Keith stare down and Billy coaches Caster on. Keith and Caster tie up, Caster waistlocks and headlocks. Keith powers up but Caster grinds the hold. Keith powers out, they ram shoulders but Keith doesn’t budge. Keith shoves Caster but Caster rebounds to ram Keith! Now Keith moves, and that just annoys him. Caster runs, Keith hip tosses, but Caster handsprings through it! Caster taunts Keith with a shimmy and shake, and Keith applauds for it all. Then he runs in! Things speed up, Keith rolls over the drop down, then hurdles! Caster hurdles, stops himself with the ropes, and fans fire up! Billy applauds that one now.
Fans chant for Keith, Caster swings but Keith blocks! Caster tries to get around but Keith clinches. Caster fires off hands and a dropkick! Keith comes back to TOSS Caster to the corner! Caster BOOTS back and goes up, to FLYING RANA! Fans fire up and Keith is dizzy from that one! Keith frowns and Caster eggs him on. Keith and Caster reset, and they tie up! Keith whips Caster, Caster sunset flips, but Keith drags him up! Caster avoids the Grizzly Magnum and DROPKICKS! Keith staggers, Swerve rushes in but Bowens intercepts with a DROPKICK! Swerve tumbles out, and The Acclaimed DOUBLE DROPKICK Keith out!
Fans fire up as The Acclaimed stand tall! Caster and Bowens SCISSOR FINGER! Keith and Swerve are frustrated but they talk strategy. Keith gets back in the ring, he and Caster reset, and Caster offers a handshake. Keith accepts that, to then ROCK Caster with sucker punches! Keith knees Caster low, runs, and BLINDSIDE CROSSBODIES! Keith smirks as he covers, ONE!! Caster shows toughness, but Keith puts him in the corner. Fans taunt Keith, “YOU CAN’T SCISSOR!” as Keith tags Swerve. The champs mug Caster, Swerve snapmares and goes up for the FALLING UPPERCUT! Swerve mocks Bowens’ scissoring then covers Caster, ONE!!
Swerve drags Caster back, tags Keith, and Swerve holds Caster open for Keith’s GRIZZLY MAGNUM! Caster falls over and clutches his stinging chest! Fans boo but Keith just looms over Caster. Keith RAMS Caster into the corner, RAMS his back, then hoists Caster up top. Fans chant, “We Want Scissors!” as opposed to tables, because at least scissoring is legal. Keith climbs up behind Caster while smirking at Billy. But Caster throws back elbows! Caster turns around, leaps, FLYING CUTTER?! Fans fire up as Caster and Keith crawl! Hot tags to Bowens and Swerve! The Five Tool Player rallies on Swerve! Bowens blocks a boot, spins, ripcords and NECKBREAKERS!
Fans fire up, but Swerve goes up and over Bowens. Bowens keep sup with Swerve, then goes the other way to spin and ROLLING ELBOW! Bowens DECKS Keith, reels Swerve in, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Bowens is annoyed but he runs in, only for Swerve to dodge! Bowens BOOTS him away, goes up the corner, and leaps, but his leg gives out! Bowens crashes but Swerve runs in, into a mule kick! Swerve goes for the leg but Bowens shoves him away! Bowens KICKS, manages to run, and he hits a KOTARO KRUSHER! But the leg is bothering him, so Billy checks Bowens. Bowens doesn’t want this to end things, and fans don’t either! Fans rally as Bowens gets to a corner.
Bowens shakes the bad leg out, Swerve runs in and blocks the boots to put Bowens on the apron. Bowens’ leg jams and he falls to the floor! Fans boo Swerve showing no mercy but Swerve has been known to be cold-blooded. Billy helps Bowens stand and Caster is concerned. Swerve runs in to WRECK Bowens with a dropkick! Swerve and Billy stare down but the ref has them stand down. Swerve tells Billy to “SUCK IT!” because Swerve knows the game, too. Swerve drags Bowens away, KICKS the bad leg, then puts Bowens in the ring. Cover, ONE!! Swerve has the leg isolated and he drops a knee on it!
Fans rally, “Whose House?” “DADDY’S HOUSE!” but Swerve tags Keith. Swerve lifts Bowens up and Keith sets up, ASSISTED SHIN BREAKER! Bowens writhes and clutches the knee but Keith smirks at Caster and Billy. Keith SLAMS the leg on the mat, then SPLASHES on it! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally as Bowens toughs it out and crawls away. Keith dares Bowens to get up and Bowens stands in a corner. Keith SPLASHES Bowens, then keeps him standing up. GRIZZLY MAGNUM! Bowens sputters but Keith keeps him cornered. Keith then TOSSES Bowens across the ring! Fans are torn but Keith is shocked to see Bowens standing!
Bowens roars, gets his bad leg moving, and he runs in to fire off forearms! Keith pushes Bowens back but Bowens BOOTS! Bowens goes up, BOOTS again, and again, then leaps! FLYING BLOCKBUSTER!! Fans fire up as both men are down, and Bowens crawls to his corner! Hot tag to Caster! Fans fire up but Swerve runs in! Caster back drops him! Caster clotheslines Keith, clotheslines Swerve out, then clotheslines Keith again! Caster PLANCHAS onto Swerve! Caster gets back in the ring, goes up the corner, and CROSSBODIES Keith! Cover, TWO! Caster is frustrated but he fires back up with the fans.
Caster has Keith in a corner, but Keith shoves him away. Caster traps Keith, Bowens run sin to forearm smash! Caster elbows! Bowens forearm smashes again! Caster fireman’s carries?! No, Keith is too big! Keith runs, Swerve slides in, but Caster dodges and Keith POUNCES Swerve!! Uh oh! Caster CHOP BLOCKS Keith’s leg! Bowens manages to SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO!!! Keith survives and Billy is beside himself! Caster tags Bowens and fans rally for “A E DUB!” The Acclaimed drag Keith up but Keith HEADBUTS Bowens down! Keith choke grips and pushes Caster out of the ring!
Bowens hobbles up, he elbows Keith, ROCKS him, CHOPS him, but he can’t plant for the superkick! Keith sweeps the leg! There’s no mercy in the Limitless Dojo! Keith goes up the corner?! Caster runs over to spring up after Keith! Caster CLUBS away on Keith but Keith hits back! They brawl, Bowens joins in! Fans fire up as The Acclaimed CLUB away, then GRIZZLY MAGNUM together! The Acclaimed goes to the very top, bring Keith up, but Swerve tags in before the DOUBLE SUPERPLEX! Swerve is up, KILL STOMPS for Bowens!! Cover, TWO!?!? Fans are electric, but then Swerve STOMPS the bad leg!
Swerve drags Bowens around, steps around, HALF CRAB!! And he stomps away on Bowens’ head! But Caster is up top to MISSILE DROPKICK Swerve down! All four men are down and fans are thunderous again! “This is Awesome!” Caster drags Bowens to the corner and tags himself in. Caster gets Swerve’s leg but Swerve sprawls to block. Swerve steps over, rolls, Caster rolls through, HOUSE CALL!! Cover, TWO!!?? Caster survives and Swerve is furious! Swerve hurries to a corner and he takes aim. Caster slowly rises, Swerve springboards, but Bowens trips him up! Bowens puts Swerve on the apron for Caster as Caster goes up top!
Bowens drapes Swerve out, DRAPING MIC DROP!! Double-edged for Bowens given his bad leg but Caster puts Swerve in. Caster helps Bowens in, but Keith returns! Keith CLOBBERS Caster, and GRIZZLY MAGNUMS Bowens! Billy gets on the apron and he shouts at Keith! Fans fire up for Daddy Ass but Keith tells him to get down. The ref also says Billy needs to get down. Caster aims, runs in, dodges the haymaker to CHOP, SUPERKICK, and fireman’s carry!! PLATINUM VALLEY DRIVER!! Hot tag to Bowens! Bowens fights through the pain to get Swerve up! THE ARRIVAL! Caster is up top again, for the MIC DROP!! Cover, Keith breaks it in time!?!
Fans are furious, how could that not be three?! But somehow it wasn’t, and this continues! Bowens pushes Keith out of the ring while fans call BS! Caster goes after Swerve at the apron and drags him up. Cater uses the scissors to slash the throat! But Swerve fireman’s carries for an APRON DEATH VALLEY!! Bowens drags Swerve in, but Swerve CHOPS the bad leg! Swerve switches, half nelsons, but Bowens hooks a leg to block the lift! Bowens switches but Swerve has a leg and laces through, BACKBREAKER! Tag to Keith on the run, but Bowens ROLLING ELBOWS Swerve! Bowens CHOPS Keith, ROCKS Swerve, repeat!
Swerve BOOTS, Keith fireman’s carries! Keith tosses Bowens, but Bowens’ leg gives out! And this time it’s a good thing, because Swerve’s ROUNDHOUSE hits Keith! Another miscue from the champions! Bowens SUPERKICKS Swerve, rolls Keith up, TWO!??! Keith escapes, Swerve runs in but Bowens trips him up in the ropes! DRAPING BLADERUNNER! Bowens fires up and fans are with him! Bowens runs, leaps up, but Keith blocks whatever he was going for, and spins Bowens around! Swerve gets up top, SPIRIT STOMPS!! Cover, Swerve & Keith win!
Winners: Swerve In Our Glory, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
That was an absolute epic! But in the end, the Shaq & Kobe of AEW took the win! The Acclaimed and the fans may not like it, but Billy steps into the ring to show he at least respects it. Keith offers scissor fingers, fans chant “NO! NO! NO!” but Billy accepts! The Acclaimed came the closest they’ve ever come, but will they get another chance down the line? Who will be next to step up and Swerve In Our Glory?
Interim AEW Women’s World Championship Fatal 4 Way: Toni Storm VS Hikaru Shida VS Britt Baker VS Jamie Hayter!
Though she’s an incredible competitor, La Mera Mera is not invincible. Injury struck Thunder Rosa and put her on the sidelines, so now an interim champion must be crowned! Will the Lightning From Down Under strike her opponents down to finally have #ToniTime? Will the Full Metal Samurai become #TwoBeltsShida? Or will The Doctor and her assistant work together on this, even though it’s every woman for herself?
The introductions are made, the title is on display, and we see who will be waiting for Rosa’s return as interim champion!
The four stand off at the bell, but then of course Baker and Hayter fist bump! Britt goes after Shida while Hayter goes after Storm! They brawl, Britt whips but Shida reverses, only for Britt to slip out of the corner. Storm turns things around on Hayter, Shida is upset with Britt. Storm stomps away on Hayter then lets off to circle with Shida. Hayter CLUBS Shida and throws her out. Storm waistlocks Hayter but Hayter switches. Storm switches but Hayter switches back. They run to ropes, Storm bucks the O’Conner and runs in to SHOTGUN Hayter down! Fans fire up and Storm drags Hayter up to CLUB her down!
Storm UPPERCUTS, runs, but Britt trips Storm and drags her out. Fans boo as Britt CLUBS Storm but Shida CLUBS Britt! Shida gets in the ring but fans are fired up for Hayter. Shida runs in to KNEE Hayter, then she climbs up, only for Britt to grab Shida’s arm! Storm BOOTS Britt, Hayter Electric Chair lifts Shida, but Shida fights free. Shida rolls Hayter up but Storm sunset flips Shida! Britt ghost pins Storm, TWO, and Storm Oklahoma Rolls! Hayter rolls Storm but Shida rolls Hayter! Hayter rolls through to get a HALF CRAB! But Britt adds on the RINGS OF SATURN! Storm STOMPS Britt, tosses her out, then she ties up Hayter in an IRON OCTOPUS!
This is an octopus crab fusion and fans are fired up! But Britt returns to SUPERKICK Storm! Hayter is free and lets Shida go while Britt spells it out, “D! M! D!” Britt fires off on Shida, wrenches and Russian Leg Sweeps, but Shida rolls through! Britt ducks the knee, they run, SLINGBLADE for Shida! Britt kicks Storm, but no Fisherman Screw! Britt dodges Storm to SLINGBLADE again! Britt puts Storm in a corner but Shida fires off on Britt! Shida scoops for a BACKBREAKER! Britt tumbles out and Hayter ROCKS Shida! Hayter UPPERCUTS Shida, ELBOWS Storm, then ELBOWS Shida! ELBOW for Storm again and Hayter brings the two together.
Hayter CLUBS Shida and Storm, then hooks them up to DOUBLE SUPLEX them both! Fans fire up with Hayter and she runs, DOUBLE LARIATS! Shida flops out of the ring but Hayter CLUBS away on Storm! Hayter puts Storm against ropes, ROCKS her and CHOPS her, then whips. Storm holds ropes, Hayter runs in but is sent out hard! Storm runs to DIVE! Direct hit at the ramp! SLINGBLADE to the floor from Britt! But MISSILE DROPKICK off the steps from Shida! Shida fires up, she drags Britt up and RAMS her into railing! Rebel checks on Britt but Storm RAMS Hayter into railing on the far side!
Storm and Shida are in the ring now and fans rally up! Storm and Shida speed up, Storm ducks ‘n’ whips but Shida goes up and over! Shida rolls, scoops Storm but Storm arm-drags free! Shida arm-drags back, headlocks, but Storm slips out to headlock back. Shida powers out, Storm runs her over! Shida kips up but it’s a little wobbly. Storm and Shida go again, Shida runs Storm over, but Storm kips up! Shida is mad and the forearms start flying! They go back and forth, they both pull hair, but Rebel gets in! Rebel pushes them both and says they don’t stand a chance with Britt in the match. Shida & Storm DOUBLE HEADBUTT Rebel down!
Shida and Storm high-five, but Britt and Hayter BLINDSIDE both of them! They toss Shida out, RAM Storm into buckles, and then stomp her down. Britt stands on Storm’s head, then coordinates with Hayter to go after Shida. Shida throws body shots but gets mugged and thrown around. Hayter fireman’s carries Shida and runs her up the ramp! Hayter goes all the way to the stage before she DUMPS Shida! Britt brings the kendo stick, but decides to CURB STOMP Shida instead! The ref says that’s enough but Hayter says oh no~! What’s anyone going to do about it in this No Disqualification format?
Hayter and Britt leave Shida behind to go back to the ringside area. Medics check on Shida but Shida wants to get back in the ring. Hayter CHOKES Storm with wrist tape! Britt taunts Storm while fans boo. Hayter lets Storm go, then she and Britt brings Storm up. Hayter RAMS Storm into buckles, then Britt whips her in, but Storm BOOTS back! Storm drop toeholds Britt into buckles and goes up top to CROSSBODY Hayter! Cover, TWO! Storm drags Hayter up but Britt ROCKS Storm! Britt ROCKS Storm with more forearms, then she throws Storm down! Fans boo but Britt soaks it up, and Hayter digs her boots into Storm.
Hayter lets off on Storm and Britt gives toying kicks. Chicago likes Hayter more than Britt, but Britt just drags Storm up. Storm fires forearms off on Britt and Hayter! Hayter kicks Storm, she and Britt double suplex! Britt and Hayter both smile, but Shida comes back!? And DUAL WIELDING kendo sticks!! Shida SMACKS away on Hayter and Britt! DOUBLE SMACK for Britt! Fans fire up and Shida whips Britt into Hayter! Shida climbs up and fires off fists on both of them! Fans count and Shida goes all the way to TEN with a double fist! Shida DROPKICKS Britt, then snap suplexes her onto Hayter!
Shida goes up, fans fire up and she drags Hayter up for a deadlift SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO! Hayter survives but Shida fires up! KATANA- NO! Hayter ducks, CHOPS, runs, but into a kick! Shida QUESTION MARK KICKS and Hayter goes down! Britt SUPERKICKS Shida but Storm BOOTS Britt! But Hayter gives Storm an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Hayter kicks Shida, CLUBS her and reels her in, but Shida Alabama Lifts out of it! Only for Britt to cradle her! Hayter adds on for a double cover, but Storm breaks it all in time! Good thing, that would’ve been hard to sort out. All four women are down and fans fire back up!
Shida grabs at Britt, Hayter is after Storm. Shida and Storm ROCK Britt and Hayter, but Britt and Hayter ROCK Shida and Storm back! Shida and Storm, Britt and Hayter, repeat! They go faster and faster, Hayter and Shida get the edge! They whip, Hayter BOOTS Storm and Shida KNEES Britt! Shida counters Hayter to ROCK her then VENUS SHOOT! Suplex to FALCON ARROW! Cover, Storm breaks it with a waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX Britt runs in, ripcords, but Storm turns that around into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, but Hayter deadlifts Storm into a TOMBSTONE!! But Shida is up top, METEORA takes out Hayter! Cover, Britt SUPERKICKS it!
Britt ripcords Shida, ROLLING ELBOW to the FISHERMAN SCREW! Britt runs, CURB STOMP!! Cover, TWO!!! Shida survives and shocks Britt! But Britt brings out the glove! Fans boo as Britt puts it on, but then Storm TOSSES Britt! Hayter TOSSES Storm! Hayter drags Shida up in a waistlock, ripcord and HATE MAKER!! Cover, but Britt drags the ref out! Every woman for herself, after all! Hayter is pissed that her friend would screw her like that! But then Storm kicks Hayter and reels her in, PILEDRIVER! But Britt TOSSES Storm and covers Hayter! TWO!?!? Hayter survives and Britt is shocked again!
Chicago is thunderous for Hayter but Britt looks at the glove. But Storm gets in to give Britt a SATELLITE DDT! Then a SATELLITE DDT for Hayter! Cover, Storm wins!!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (Interim AEW Women’s World Champion)
Britt hesitated to take it to the next level against her “friend,” and Storm capitalizes! Storm was always meant to face Thunder before this, will she be the one facing Thunder Rosa when she returns?
Full Gear is coming!
“New heroes will rise” as AEW takes over Newark, New Jersey! Friday, November 18th will be a LIVE Rampage, and then immediately the next night, Saturday, November 19th, it will be Full Gear 2022!
“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Christian Cage!
Jurassic Express followed the lead of Captain Charisma, and that led them to the AEW World Tag Team Championships. But as soon as they lost those titles, Christian lost interest in them. Christian betrayed Jack Perry, he insulted Jack Perry, but now he must fight Jack Perry! Will Jungle Boy be the one to teach Christian Cage how to be a man?
But wait, LUCHASAURUS is here?! And he choke grips Jack?! Why!? Luchasaurus CHOKE SLAMS Jack on the steel grate off the stage!! WHY!? Why did Luchasaurus betray Jack!? Wasn’t he Jack’s friend, helping him get after Christian and all that? Wait, now he goes after the security guards checking on Jack! Then he drags Jack up, scoops him, and carries him to ringside! Christian smirks as Luchasaurus dumps Jack down on the floor. Christian says to put him through the table! Luchasaurus gut wrenches Jack and brings him over, POWERBOMB through the timekeeper’s table!! Jack’s mother and sister are in the front row seeing this!
Luchasaurus drags Jack up, puts him in the ring, and Christian says let’s start this match. Chicago boos and the ref checks on Jack, but there’s no way this can happen! Christian tells Jack he’s a POS and should get up! Fans call Christian an A-Hole! Jack drags himself up and says he doesn’t care, he wants to fight Christian! The ref says he doesn’t have to, but he says he does! The bell rings, and Christian SPEARS Jack! Cover, TWO!?!? Christian is shocked Jack survived! So Christian gets Jack up for the KILLSWITCH!! Cover, Christian wins!
Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall
This card really should say Jack went through a Handicap Match! Luchasaurus betrayed Jack and sided with Christian in the end, but how much of his soul did he have to sell to the gold digging legend?
Backstage interview with Best Friends and Death Triangle.
Alex Marvez has Orange Cassidy, Trent, Chuck and Danhausen on one side, and Pac, Fenix, Penta and Alex Abrahantes on the other. These two trios have had a long history and it reignited during the Zero Hour after Pac won his All-Atlantic Championship defense, only for Cassidy to walk out. And this just in, Tony Khan made it official for this Wednesday Night Dynamite: Death Triangle VS Best Friends in a Trios Match! And Marvez notes, the Lucha Brothers quite literally got robbed in the Casino Ladder Match. Fenix says yes, but it doesn’t matter. Pac says “Confrontation? This was no confrontation. This was simply a little doggy barking up the wrong tree.”
Pac heads out, Death Triangle goes with him. Best Friends put their hands in, and they just go with, “GO!” Will Cassidy, Trent & Chuck be able to take down The Death Triangle and earn Cassidy that All-Atlantic Championship opportunity? Or will The Bastard & The Lucha Brothers win and focus on more important things?
Bryan Danielson VS Chris Jericho!
One is Daniel Garcia’s hero, the other is Daniel Garcia’s mentor, but they couldn’t be any more different from each other. The American Dragon is a pro-wrestler while The Wizard focuses on sports entertainment. However, Bryan doesn’t want The Wizard, The Painmaker, The Demo God or even Y2J, he wants THE LIONHEART! Will Jericho give Bryan what he wants? Will Bryan give Jericho what he deserves?
As Bryan makes his entrance, he has the man behind his theme song, Elliot Taylor, live and in person to sing Born For Greatness! The bell rings and fans fire up as the two icons stare down. Jericho and Bryan slowly circle, Bryan picks up the pace and the two tie up. Jericho arm-drags Bryan away, and Daniel Garcia is watching backstage as Jericho flexes. Bryan resets with Jericho. The fans taunt Jericho so Jericho flips them all off! And then he flips Bryan off! Bryan and Jericho circle, knuckle lock, and Bryan spins, gets a leg, then gets the arms! DRAGON STOMPS! Fans fire up but Jericho scrambles away!
Bryan waits in the ring as Jericho throws a tantrum by throwing a chair! Jericho goes around the outside and goes up the steel steps. Jericho storms right up to Bryan to SLAP him! Bryan lets it happen, they tie up and Jericho puts Bryan in a corner. The ref counts, Jericho lets off, then CHOPS Bryan! Bryan smirks and dusts himself off. Fans rally and duel, the two tie up and Bryan waistlocks to wrangle Jericho down. Jericho moves around, gets the ROPEBREAK and Bryan puts Jericho in a corner. Jericho dodges the chop to CHOP back! Jericho eggs Bryan on, “You see what happens?!” But Bryan just dusts himself off.
The two circle again, tie up, and Bryan headlocks. Bryan shifts, hammerlocks, wristlocks, but Jericho rolls and kips up to wrench back. Bryan moves around, fans rally up, and Bryan rolls, bridges, slips around and back drops Jericho! Bryan has a mount, but he lets off with a pat to the shoulder. Fans cheer but Jericho is annoyed. Bryan and Jericho reset, Jericho gets a hammerlock and he drags Bryan down into a headscissors. Bryan endures, moves around, turns Jericho over, and bridges up to tie up the legs. Bryan locks those in, then hooks them to also go for the arms. Jericho guards his hands but Bryan fishhooks Jericho’s face!
The ref counts, Bryan lets off and STOMPS the knees! Bryan then drags Jericho around, steps through for a toehold, and has an Indian Deathlock! Jericho fights that with a guillotine, but Bryan slips out and fires off hands! Bryan eggs Jericho on, Jericho fights back and it’s a brawl while they’re tied up! Bryan gets the edge, then shifts to get the ARMBAR! Fans rally as Jericho clasps hands to fight that off! After all, Jericho knows all about armbars. Jericho moves around, HAMMERS Bryan with elbows, then fires off more! Bryan fights up, Jericho gets a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! And then it’s back to the armlock headscissors!
Bryan endures, is this the Moss-Covered Three-Handled Family Credenza? No, wait, that was a fisherman screw… Fans rally and duel, but Bryan powers through to get a STRETCH MUFFLER! Jericho resists so Bryan shifts to tie the legs up again! Bryan says, “You want entertainment?” Bryan swivels those hips! Then he SNAPS the deathlock! Bryan sits on Jericho, gets the arms, SURFBOARD CRADLE! TWO, and Jericho CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Bryan CHOPS back! Jericho CHOPS, Bryan CHOPS, repeat! Jericho ROCKS Bryan with a right, underhooks the arms, TIGER BACKBREAKER!
Jericho drags Bryan up, reels him in, and hits a BIG back suplex! Cocky cover, TWO! Fans are torn on that classic ego but Jericho soaks it all up. Jericho SLAPS Bryan, and again, and again! Bryan is annoyed, Jericho throws more SLAPS, and fans rally, “Stupid Idiot!” Bryan just goes Zen and tunes it all out. Jericho basement dropkicks! Bryan kips up and fires off EuroUppers! Bryan whips, Jericho reverses and runs Bryan over! Bryan goes to the apron so Jericho triangle jump DROPKICKS! Jericho then takes aim and PLANCHAS, into a ROUNDHOUSE! Bryan takes Jericho out of the air and fans fire up!
Bryan aims from the apron, runs and leaps, FLYING KNEE! Down goes Jericho and fans fire up for Bryan! Bryan drags Jericho up, puts him in the ring, then climbs the corner. Jericho stands, turns around, Bryan missile dropkicks! Bryan kips up again and fans fire up! Jericho sits up, Bryan KICKS him! And KICKS! And KICKS! Bryan powers up, but Jericho ducks the Buzzsaw to roll Bryan, to get the legs! Bryan resists and throws Jericho away! Bryan gets to a corner but Jericho runs in. Bryan dodges, Jericho hits buckles! Bryan KICKS Jericho again and again! Bryan then hoists Jericho up top and climbs up after him, SUPER- NO, Jericho blocks the steiner!
Jericho hops down, to get the WALLS OF JERICHO! And he sits deep! Bryan endures, reaches, crawls forward, rolls through and drags Jericho down to a cover, TWO! Jericho runs in but Bryan ends him into buckles! Jericho tumbles out of the ring, Bryan builds speed and DIVES through the corner! Direct hit and Jericho hits railing! Bryan drags Jericho up, puts him against railing and CHOPS! And KICKS! And CHOPS! Bryan puts Jericho in the ring, climbs the corner again, but Jericho trips him up! Fans boo but Jericho CHOPS Bryan again! Jericho climbs up, throws fists, but Bryan hits back! They brawl up top and fans fire up!
Jericho ROCKS Bryan, climbs up and rains down more fists, but Bryan throws body shots! Bryan HEADBUTTS Jericho down! Jericho is in the drop zone and Bryan adjusts as fans fire up again. DIVING HEADBUTT FLOPS! Jericho runs and LIONSAULTS! Onto knees! Omoplata, LEBELL LOCK!! Jericho endures, powers through, and he has the legs again! Bryan resists the turnover, so Jericho catapults Bryan up and out! Bryan skins the cat, but runs into a gut wrench! Bryan fights that to gut wrench Jericho! Jericho turns it back around, to TOMBSTONE!! Fans fire up as Jericho LIONSAULTS again! Clean hit and cover, TWO!!
Jericho dares Bryan to get up while the fans rally. Bryan slowly rises, Jericho PENALTY KICKS Bryan down! Jericho aims again as Bryan sits back up. JUDAS- ROUNDHOUSE! Bryan KICKS, KICKS and BUZZSAWS! Jericho flops over and Bryan aims from a corner. But wait, Bryan says, “I’m gonna kick his F***ING head in!” Bryan gets the arms again, for DRAGON STOMPS!! Then the omoplata, and the LEBELL LOCK!! Jericho endures, fans duel, Jericho crawls and reaches out, brings Bryan along but Bryan pulls on the hold! Bryan gets the other arm, turns Jericho around and has the LEBELL LOCK again!!
Jericho endures and is so far from ropes this time! Jericho moves around, trying to figure out where he is in relation, but Bryan gets the arm again! Bryan rolls Jericho the other way, LEBELL LOCK AGAIN! But Jericho pushes up and rains down elbows! Jericho gets the legs again, turns Bryan over, WALLS OF JERICHO RETURN! Bryan pushes up, turns around, and kicks away! He drags Jericho into the TRIANGLE HOLD! Bryan fires off elbows! Jericho returns body shots and rabbit punches! Jericho deadlifts but Bryan pulls on the head! Jericho is fading, fans are rallying, and Jericho gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts as Bryan holds on, but Jericho ROPE GUILLOTINES!
Fans boo and the ref reprimands but the damage is done. Both men are down and Bryan sputters. Both men rise as fans rally, and Jericho CHOPS! Bryan uppercuts, Jericho CHOPS, repeat! They stand, Bryan CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS and KICKS and CHOPS! The ref counts, Bryan whips corner to corner but Jericho reverses. Bryan goes up and over and then runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but into a CODE BREAKER!! Jericho crawls to the cover, TWO!!! Jericho is frustrated but the fans rally up again. Jericho gets the legs again, turns Bryan over, but not all the way! This is the LION TAMER!! Bryan endures as fans fire up!
Jericho pushes on Bryan’s neck but Bryan endures! Bryan looks around, reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Jericho lets off in frustration but fans fire up again. Jericho raises his hands like he won, but then he rains down fists! “Stay down! Stay down!” Jericho drags Bryan up, reels him in, GERMAN SUPLEX! Jericho crawls over to Bryan to give him HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! That’s a BCC thing! But Jericho drags Bryan up to waistlock for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Bryan manages to land on his feet! Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges to BUSAIKU KNEE! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives, but Bryan clamps on!
Bryan gets the arms, for CATTLE MUTILATION!! Fans fire up again as Jericho endures! Jericho kicks and flails to turn over, but Bryan hooks him up for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans chant “YES!” with every shot, then back to CATTLE MUTILATION!! Jericho endures all over again, but he reaches with his feet! ROPEBREAK!! The fans are torn as Bryan lets Jericho go. Bryan taunts Jericho but Jericho holds onto the ropes. Bryan KICKS away on Jericho, the ref counts, and Bryan stops at 4. Bryan storms back up on Jericho to KICK and KICK and KICK! The ref backs Bryan off this time, fans boo, and Jericho rolls Bryan up! TWO!!
Bryan ROLLING ELBOWS Jericho down! And gives him more HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Bryan hooks the arms but Jericho fights up! They corner the ref and Jericho LOW BLOWS Bryan! JUDAS EFFECT!! Cover, Jericho wins!!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall
Garcia is still watching, but he doesn’t look happy. The rest of the JAS go out to the ring to celebrate with “Lionheart” Chris Jericho, but is this sports entertainment going to leave a bitter taste in Garcia’s mouth?
Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Miro, Darby Allin & Sting!
Malakai Black, Buddy Matthews & Brody King say nature will take its course, and that if the Redeemer is so hellbent on it, they will give him that meeting with God. But will AEW soon #FadeToBlack? Or will the unlikely trio of the Miro and the #RelentlessIcons exorcise these demons by force?
Miro wants after the House already, but the ref has him back down. Darby & Sting then make their entrance, countering nature with nature. The trios sort out and Miro starts against Malakai. They stare down as fans rally up. Malakai tries to convince Miro he’s on the wrong side, but they tie up. Miro fires off body shots and haymakers, then stomps! The ref counts, Miro lets off at 4, but then gets in Malakai’s face! Brody runs in to CLUB Miro but Miro shoves him. Brody shoves back, and now they throw hands! Miro RAMS into Brody, Brody CLUBS Miro but Malakai KICKS Miro! Malakai fires off strikes, whips Miro corner to corner but Miro reverses.
Miro runs in but Malakai BOOTS him away. Malakai ROCKS Miro, fires off more fast strikes, then wrenches. Tag to Buddy and he goes up but Miro avoids the leap to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Buddy ends up in the Relentless corner, Miro runs in and SPLASHES, but he just stares at Darby as he offers a tag. Fans fire up but Miro whips Buddy to another corner. Buddy BOOTS back, goes up and leaps, but Miro catches him! SWINGING SLAM! Fans fire up as Miro snarls and drags Buddy around. Miro again doesn’t tag Darby, he stands Buddy up. Buddy CLUBS Miro, but Miro shoves him away. Buddy KICKS and JAWBREAKERS, and Darby tags in!
Miro ELBOWS Buddy. Darby runs in, dodges and ducks to springboard, COFFIN- NO, Buddy catches the drop! Buddy pump handles but Darby victory rolls through! TWO! Darby gets around to waistlock but Buddy buck shim. Malakai tags in as Buddy SOBATS, kicks and stomps the foot! Darby fires strikes back, rolls and runs in, but Buddy blocks Code Red long enough for Malakai to ROUNDHOUSE Darby down! Malakai drags Darby up, bumps him off buckles hard, then stomps away! The ref counts, Malakai lets off at 4, then Malakai drags Darby. Malakai snapmares Darby, runs, PENALTY KICKS, and covers, TWO!
Malakai drags Darby over, tags Brody, and they stomp away on Darby. Brody drags Darby up to CHOP him down! Julia Hart applauds and Brody TOSSES Darby hard into a corner! Darby is a ragdoll as Brody TOSSES him back the other way! Brody looms over Darby, drags him up and puts him on the top rope, to CHOP him to the floor! Darby sputters but Brody goes out to TOSS him into railing! Darby sputters more but Brody drags him up to CHOP him back down! The ring count climbs, but Brody TOSSES Darby into more railing! The ref reprimands, Brody puts Darby back in the ring. Darby crawls, Miro reaches out, but Darby tosses Darby to the corner.
Tag to Malakai, the House digs their boots in, and Malakai snapmares to KICK! Malakai clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Darby down. Fans rally and Darby fights up, snapmares free, but DOUBLE FOREARMS take both men down! Malakai gets up, he drags Darby up and fires off body shots. Tag to Buddy while Brody holds Darby up. Buddy CHOPS and Darby is stinging! Buddy CHOPS again! Darby fights out of the corner, he BOOTS Buddy and runs, but Buddy catches him! Buddy tosses Darby away, then pop-up KNEES Darby down! Buddy sucker punches Sting down, too! Fans boo but Darby slips under Buddy to hot tag Miro!
Miro chases Buddy to the corner but the ref didn’t see the tag!? He pulls Miro away and Miro is furious! Buddy drags Darby back to the corner, then he BOOTS Miro! Malakai goes after Miro but Darby sunset flips! Buddy stays up, Malakai ROUNDHOUSES Miro! Buddy drags Darby up but Darby slips away again, hot tag to STING! Fans fire up as Sting rallies on Buddy and Brody! Sting ROCKS Brody to a corner, then runs in to STINGER SPLASH Buddy! Sting runs to STINGER SPLASH Brody, then SPLASH Buddy again! Brody runs in, Sting trips Brody up and the CANNONBALL hits Buddy!
Fans fire up as Sting baits Brody again and dumps him out! But Brody grabs Sting for a SLEEPER! Sting HOTSHOTS Brody away! Buddy is up, Sting brings him around, but he sees Malakai on the corner. Sting shoves Buddy to the corner! Fans fire up and Malakai accepts the challenge by tagging in! Fans give a standing ovation as these two stare down! Malakai swings on Sting, Sting hits back! They go forearm for forearm, faster and faster! It’s a hockey scrum until Malakai KICKS the leg! But Sting trips Malakai and steps through! SCORPION DEATHLOCK!! Malakai endures and is bleeding from his eye?!
Buddy runs in and BOOTS Sting, but Sting stays up! Brody gets in and CLUBS Sting, but Sting stays up! DOUBLE BOOTS makes Sting sit, but he stands back up! Malakai turns things around, KNEEBAR!! Brody drags Darby up just to DECK him! Miro gets in to drag Malakai to the apron! Buddy PENALTY KICKS Miro! Brody and Buddy coordinate with Malakai, Malakai tags Brody. The House drags Sting up to double suplex for Brody, but Sting slips off Brody’s shoulder! Sting shoves Brody into Buddy and Malakai and they all go down! Tag to Darby, he goes up top as Sting gets Brody! SCORPION DEATH DROP to the COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Buddy breaks it in time!
Fans fire up and Buddy CHOP BLOCKS Sting! Brody tags Malakai as Miro clotheslines Buddy out! Miro MACHKA KICKS Brody off the apron and into the railing! Miro fires up, goes out and around the way, but Buddy uses Sting’s baseball bat to CRACK Miro in the ribs! Miro crashes into the steel steps on the way down! Buddy hides the evidence and gets back in the ring. Darby gets Buddy with the THROWBACK STUNNER! Then he DIVES to take Buddy out at the ramp! Darby clutches his arm, the ref goes out to check him, and Malakai stalks behind Sting! Sting turns around, into the BLACK- MIST FROM STING?!?
Malakai flails and swings blindly, and Darby returns to trip Malakai up! Figure four, LAST SUPPER CRADLE! RELENTLESS ICONS WIN!
Winners: Miro, Darby Allin & Sting, by pinfall
The Dark Father was defeated by one of his own tricks! Will this be the end of the story between the House of Black and the icons? Or is this only over once The Redeemer has slain the Pagans by his own hand?
Backstage interview with Daniel Garcia.
Tony Schiavone points out that Garcia did not go out to the ring with the rest of the JAS to celebrate Jericho’s victory. Garcia is interrupted by Jericho himself walking in, because he also wants to know why Garcia did not go out to the ring after Jericho proved he is the greatest pro-wrestler and sports entertainer in the world? Garcia says he never doubted anything Jericho said. But Garcia also said Jericho didn’t need to cheat to win, and yet he did. Jericho let Garcia down because of that. Jericho says that’s fair. He appreciates Garcia’s convictions, but Garcia has let Jericho down, too.
So here is what happens: Garcia has a shot at the ROH Pure Championship this Wednesday on Dynamite. This is perhaps Garcia’s biggest match in his entire career. Jericho knows Garcia will win, but he has to do it without the JAS. They’re not backing him up. Garcia says this is the biggest moment of his career and he wants Jericho there for it. What does Jericho mean he’s not going to support Garcia? Jericho says Garcia made his decision, Jericho just made his. Jericho knows Garcia will beat Wheeler Yuta, but he’ll just have to do it without Jericho. Good luck. Garcia isn’t sure what to make of this, but will he even need Jericho for this?
AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS CM Punk!
The Heart & Soul of AEW, the Blue Eyed Battler, the Maniac, proved he can be meaner, tougher and better than The Best in the World. But CM Punk vows that because he is the Best in the World, because he’s Chicago born and raised, he doesn’t stay down, he gets back up again and again and again. Moxley won in Cleveland as the hometown hero, will he win now as the away team? Or will Punk be the hometown hero he knows he can be?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see just how “undisputed” Moxley’s reign really is!
Fans are already thunderous, and are dueling between the two men even before the bell. Punk dares Moxley to go for his bad foot but Moxley says that’s too easy. Moxley flips Punk off, then sits down! Punk paces while fans are torn between cheers and jeers. Moxley stands up, he circles with Punk as the fans duel even harder, it starts to sound like “CM MOX!” Punk rushes Mox and clinches but Moxley puts him in the corner. Punk and Moxley turn things around while throwing some scrappy shots but the ref wants them to break. Punk clinches and throws knees instead, backing Moxley down to an adjacent corner.
Punk CHOPS, CHOPS, and CHOPS, over and over! Moxley turns it around to fire off forearms! Fans are torn again but the ref has to back Moxley down. Moxley is all fired up, but Punk ROUNDHOUSES with the bad foot! It holds up, and Punk SHINING WIZARDS in the corner! Punk whips corner to corner to SHINING WIZARD again! And then short arm LARIAT! And HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans fire up, Punk brings Moxley up and says it’s night-night! Fireman’s carry, GO TO SLEEP!!! Cover, TWO!?! Moxley survives and Punk can’t help but smirk. Moxley flops out of the ring and staggers around while the fans are thunderous for Punk!
Punk runs and DIVES, direct hit and Moxley goes into the crowd! Punk stands Moxley up to ROCK him with a right, then another! Punk then pursues Moxley into the crowd and fires off on him! Fans love getting even closer to the action than usual, and Punk brawls with Moxley near the bleachers! Punk JABS and then SMACKS Punk off the guard rail! Moxley wobbles, Chicago is rabid, and Punk CLUBS Moxley back towards ringside! Punk stalks Moxley, fires off more hands, then pushes Moxley over the railing! Punk whips Moxley into steel steps! The ref reprimands but Punk shows off with push-ups!
Fans duel, even with this being Chicago. Punk enjoys it all the same, and he drags Moxley up to scrape laces on his face! Punk fireman’s carries, but Moxley slips off and POSTS Punk! Fans boo but Moxley gets away into the ring. Moxley checks his face, he isn’t bleeding, but Punk is! Fans duel while the ref checks on Punk. Moxley steadies himself, he sees Punk is bloody, and the shark goes right for him! Moxley throws forearms while fans duel! Moxley punches away on the wound, grinds his forearms in, and even throws elbows! Moxley leaves Punk behind, showing the blood on his hands. Moxley tastes Punk’s blood!
Punk sits up and has a crimson mask already! Fans tell Moxley, “You Suck F***!” Moxley BOOTS Punk, SMACKS him off the steps, and then BOOTS him again! Punk blinks through his own blood as Moxley gets in the ring. Fans boo Moxley shouting out Cleveland, but somehow, Punk gets back in the ring. Fans continue to duel as Moxley taunts Punk. Punk eggs Moxley on, then SLAPS him! Moxley BOOTS Punk then eggs him on. Punk SLAPS again, so Moxley BOOTS again! Moxley climbs up the corner and rains down elbows! Then HEADBUTTS! Moxley lets off as the ref counts, and Moxley has Punk’s blood on him like war paint!
Punk CHOPS Moxley, JABS him, fires off haymakers, but Moxley KICKS the leg out! Moxley CHOPS Punk in a corner, CHOPS him again, then digs his forearm into Punk. Moxley whips Punk corner to corner but Punk reverses. Punk SHINING WIZARDS again! But Moxley stops the bulldog to hit a SHIN BREAKER! And a takedown to drop an elbow onto the bad leg! Punk is enduring, suffering, but Moxley pulls on the deep toehold! Fans rally and duel, Punk’s shoulders are down, ONE! Moxley steps on the bloody forehead, then gets the leg. Moxley turns Punk but Punk kicks with the good leg! Moxley gets the good leg to DOUBLE STOMP the gut!
Moxley drags Punk around by his legs, and turns him for a HALF CRAB! Punk endures and the fans duel, boo, and chant hard as ever! Moxley shifts to an STF!! Moxley CLAWS the bloody wound, grinds the crossface, then lets off to have a CALF KILLER!! Punk endures, he CLAWS at Moxley’s eyes! The ref reprimands but Moxley lets Punk go. Punk staggers up, Moxley shoots for the leg! Mox puts Punk’s leg in the ropes, ROCKS him, then SHOTGUNS the bad leg! Moxley drags Punk back out and has the leg again, for a DRAGON SCREW! Then a FIGURE FOUR! Fans “WOO~!” as Punk endures!
Moxley taunts Punk, puts as much pressure as he can on the hold, and Punk’s shoulders are down! TWO, and Moxley flips Punk off! Punk SPITS on Mox then flips him off! Moxley lets Punk go, and gives him a SPIKE PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!!! Punk survives and Moxley is actually amused! Moxley drags Punk to the apron and up to his feet. Moxley reels Punk in, but Punk resists! Punk wrenches out to WRING the arm into the apron! Moxley clutches his arm while Punk is down on the floor. Punk drags himself up while the fans continue to duel as loud as ever! Punk gets in, he and Mox are in opposite corners, but Moxley runs in!
Punk BOOTS Mox, then spins him around to POST him! Moxley flounders back into the ring, Punk PENALTY KICKS the bad arm! And then steals DRAGON STOMPS! Punk then clamps on the ANACONDA VICE!! Moxley endures as Punk cranks on the bad arm! Moxley fights up, and he BITES the bloody forehead! Moxley then turns things around, DRAGON STOMPS!! The fans are torn as Moxley slashes his throat. Mox stands Punk up but Punk ducks the lariat to CALF KICK! Both men are down but Moxley is up first. Punk still scoops and SLAMS Moxley down! Punk hurries to a corner and drags himself up the ropes!
Fans are dueling, booing, cheering, and Punk aims for the MACHO ELBOW into the body scissors!! REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Punk flails but Mox shifts to lean on the hold! Punk fights to his feet and he puts Moxley on ropes. Punk then arm-drags free to the ARMBAR! Moxley clasps hands, Punk CLUBS away, but Moxley turns and rolls to the BULLY CHOKE!! Punk freaks out and flails around! Punk sits up and kicks at Moxley! Moxley gets the leg, for an ANKLE LOCK! Punk endures all over again! Punk claws his way forward to the ROPEBREAK! Moxley lets go at 4, to then GERMAN SUPLEX! Moxley flips off Chicago!
Punk sits up, springs up, and ROUNDHOUSES! Moxley wobbles, but he comes back with the KING KONG LARIAT! Fans are thunderous again while both men are down! The standing count begins, fans still chant for Punk and he sits up. The crimson mask is complete as he and Mox stand. Punk fakes a haymaker, fireman’s carries, but Moxley slips off! Punk fights off the underhooks to ROLLING ELBOW! Moxley ROCKS Punk back! Punk ROCKS Moxley, so Moxley JABS! Punk JABS! And JABS! Mox JABS, it’s a boxing match until Mox KICKS the leg! Moxley runs, but Punk spins in, NECKBREAKER! And fireman’s carry! GO TO- NO!! Mox blocks!
Moxley trips Punk, KICKS the leg, and underhooks, DEATH RIDER!! Cover, TWO!!! Punk survives but Moxley just goes for the BULLY CHOKE! And then HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Moxley just rains them down! And then BULLY CHOKE!! Fans are electric for Punk as he fights his way up to the fireman’s carry! But Moxley slips off to have the SLEEPER! Moxley kicks the bad leg, but Punk rolls it back! Moxley lets go but Punk fireman’s carries! GO TO SLEEP!!! Both men flop against each other and fans are volcanic!! Punk realizes he’s under Moxley, and he fireman’s carries again! GO TO SLEEEEEP!!! Cover, Punk wins!!!
Winner: CM Punk, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Champion)
Bad foot, bloody face, but the heart and soul of Chicago behind him, Punk is once again the Best in the World! The belt is back on his shoulder, but then the lights go out!? Fans are losing their minds! Wait, audio plays! Is this a voicemail? “So, it’s been a few months now, and your continuous, unexcused, extended absence is hurting the company, and it’s hurting the fans. And I know you don’t care about the fans at all, but I do. So if you will show up at All Out, I am willing to swallow a very bitter pill for the sake of the fans. I’ll put you in the Casino Ladder Match, I won’t force you to sign an extension, and I will pay you (beep) dollars. But you have to show up at All Out.
“This is my final offer, and you’re not gonna get a better one.” Wait, is this Tony Khan leaving a message for him? Video plays of Punk’s promo from ROH! “The greatest thing the devil ever did was making people believe he didn’t exist!” And we know who once quoted that… “The Devil” from the Casino Ladder Match walks into frame, and takes off the mask. “And I am the Devil himself.” He puts on the scarf!! Fans are losing their minds as M J F heads to the ring!!! Punk cannot believe it, but neither can Chicago! Maxwell Jacob Friedman was the devil who convinced Stokely and his recruits to steal the AEW World Championship opportunity for him!!
MJF has his music cut so that he and Punk can stare down. Punk holds up the belt and dares MJF to do something now. MJF steps a little bit closer, fans are chanting for “M J F! M J F!” but MJF simply motions that he will have the title. MJF then flips off Chicago because as the voicemail just said, he doesn’t care about the fans! He just wants the title and the money! Will MJF make sure this story comes full circle at Full Gear?
What a great PPV for AEW, but we can all tell the big thing was the world title story. The Casino Ladder Match was great stuff, but it was really odd that it was mostly faction members and then Dante Martin. Stokely’s stable being mercenaries for MJF in disguise was a bit of an interesting twist. I suppose Stokely’s guys can still be a faction after this, or even MJF’s new Pinnacle or whatever he’ll call it. And we got a badass main event from Moxley and Punk, where of course someone got really bloody, but they also did a great job playing off the bad foot and how Chicago is on Punk’s side (mostly).
The foreshadowing with the devil mask and The Rolling Stones song of course meant MJF would challenge Punk for the world title, and they did a good job with that kayfabe voicemail to frame it all. Thinking about it, Full Gear is a long ways away, but the Casino Ladder Match prize is a future title match. It doesn’t have to be the very next match, so someone could challenge Punk in New York for Grand Slam in a couple weeks, or MJF could use the poker chip now and he faces Punk in New York for his own hometown hero move. Either way, now that MJF is back, things are probably going to rev up with Dynamite nearing its anniversary.
The Zero Hour was awesome stuff, especially how they started the mixed tag title match. But I figured all the champions were going to retain, especially Hook. I do like that Kip showed some character dimensions, but it seems to be the classic “Oh, he’s gone crazy…” I also liked that Pac just outright refuses to accept Cassidy as a challenger, but you know the trios match on Dynamite this week is going to force Pac’s hand. And Ishii VS Kingston II was just badass personified. Their chests ended up so red from all the chops, that was amazing in and of itself. And who knows where we’ll get the tiebreaker, and the winner will depend on if it’s a NJPW or AEW show.
The trios title match was awesome and had all the story beats I expected. As such, I had a feeling The Elite would win. Now, Tony Khan not renewing Bobby Fish’s contract is one thing (a petty thing, according to most sources), but sadly, Kyle O’Reilly’s injury is rather rough, so we aren’t getting Elite VS Undisputed anyway. The Elite will be very fun first champions, and I can’t wait to see who goes after them. And Hangman’s story is going to take another interesting route here, perhaps giving us another take on Sadman Page drinking all the time. Then the Dark Order can waver on the line of being enabling friends and stern friends, trying not to push Hangman away like The Elite did but also trying to make sure Hangman doesn’t go off the rails.
Jade VS Athena was great stuff, but I really wish Jade could at least win clean. How many times has it been that one or more Baddies help her out? And I suppose I’m only saying this because I cover AEW, WWE and even NJPW, but I feel like there are too many Heels who retain titles thanks to distractions and interference. WWE just gave Roman Reigns another cousin sidekick, can’t Jade do better than the Tribal Chief? Meanwhile, we got a much better booked Women’s World Championship Fatal 4, where Britt did show her true colors and more or less betray Hayter. I’ve been wanting Hayter to break off from Britt, and it sounds like so did Chicago, I hope this is that moment.
Meanwhile, hooray for Storm! She was probably gonna beat Rosa, but she definitely deserved to win this title here. She was used great in NXT but horribly by RawDown because dumb old Vince, so at least nerdy weird Tony Khan knows something about respecting her. Britt and Hayter, regardless of if they’re together or separate, can now chase Toni to Full Gear and we can get some great 1v1 matches. Starks VS Hobbs was a very good 1v1 match, but what a great win from Hobbs with the match being rather short. Hobbs can use this momentum to get at the TNT Championship for a great battle with Wardlow.
Wardlow & FTR had a great Six Man with Lethal & MCMG, but of course the Faces won here. They were fighting for the honor of Dax’s daughter, they couldn’t lose to a bunch of bullies! Plus, great for Samoa Joe to use this moment to come back, maybe Joe settles things with Lethal after this. The House of Black VS Miro, Darby & Sting was also a great Six Man, and it was a great twist for Sting to use mist on Malakai. But being it was the mist and the cradle that won, you know this is not over. We will certainly see Miro VS Malakai and we could even get Darby & Sting VS Buddy & Brody all separately for Grand Slam in a couple weeks to finish this off.
We got a lot of surprises in that Jungle Boy VS Christian Cage segment. A good surprise: Jungle Boy IS Jack Perry, “Jungle Boy” is now like “Powerhouse” for Hobbs. A bad surprise: Luchasaurus went back to being Christian’s monster, even after the twist that he was supposedly still on Jack’s side all along. Oh well. But maybe this means it’s Jack Perry VS Luchasaurus at some point, and then we get the real Jack Perry VS Christian Cage match at Full Gear. Bryan VS Jericho was also great stuff, but of course Jericho cheats to win and that puts things back on Garcia to figure out if he wants to be sports entertainer or pro-wrestler. If Bryan talking to Garcia doesn’t recruit him, maybe having this ROH Pure Championship match with Yuta will.
But honestly, I think match of the night, and outside of the main event, the match Chicago was most into, was the tag title match. Keith & Swerve ended up playing the Heels because they picked on Bowens’ bad leg, and there’s a bit of that “They’re former WWE guys, Acclaimed is homegrown, AEW fans should like Acclaimed more,” but it makes sense in this case. The Acclaimed have fought their way up and got themselves over naturally with personality and promos, and they were underdogs against the massive Keith Lee and the agile and experienced Swerve. In story and given the build, it made sense Keith & Swerve retained, but just imagine if The Acclaimed won. Chicago would’ve exploded even before the main event and closing segments.
My Score: 9.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (12/2/23)
The American Dragon is back in action!
Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally start in the Blue League!
As the AEW Continental Classic’s second round continues, Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally have their first taste of action! Will the American Dragon and Face of Latino Wrestling both get points tonight?
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King; Brody wins.
- Abadon VS Kiera Hogan; Abadon wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia; Andrade wins.
- The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson; The Kingdom wins.
- Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal; The House of Black win.
- El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian; Vikingo wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston; Bryan wins.
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Brody King speaks.
“Tonight on Collision, in Erie, PA, Blue League round two against Claudio. I’m here to prove why I’m not just an upset win, and I’m the most dominant wrestler in this tournament. HARU!”
Claudio Castagnoli speaks.
“Time for talking is over. Swiss to C2, tonight I’m going to take a King’s head.”
CJ Perry & Andrade El Idolo speak.
The Coldest Manager in the Game says tonight, her client will take down Daniel Garcia again tonight, and take home that fat check. And his name is Andrade The Idol. No, no, es El Idolo. And everyone knows who he is, but Garcia, see you tonight.
Daniel Garcia speaks.
“Andrade, you wanna know what really, really makes me mad? It’s when someone likes you comes in here and thinks they can step all over people like me. Well I’m not having it anymore. Tonight, I fight back. And if I needed any more motivation to win other than getting those three points, it’s putting somebody like you in his place.”
Bryan Danielson speaks.
“Eddie Kingston, tonight, it’s you and me in the Continental Classic. And do y’know what? I don’t want depressed Eddie Kingston. I don’t want Eddie Kingston who feels bad about himself because he lost his first round match. I want the Eddie Kingston that won the ROH World title. I want the Eddie Kingston who’s confident enough to put in BOTH his titles in this tournament! Eddie Kingston, I want the best version of you because if you don’t bring it, you’re gonna get hurt.”
Eddie Kingston speaks.
“Look, guys, I know we gotta do this cold open thing. It’s the cool thing to do on Collision. I don’t have time. I gotta go get ready, I’m 0-1 in this tournament already, I do NOT wanna go 0-2. Bryan, I do respect you, sort of, so I don’t care about your eye, I don’t care about your arm, I don’t care about anything about you. All I care about is winning. So guess what? I’m gonna bust you up.”
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King!
The Swiss Superman is ready for his Collision with the King of Death! But with both men at 1-0, who, if either of them, moves on to be Blue League’s only 2-0 leader?
The bell rings, 20 minutes is ticking down, but Claudio and Brody run in to RAM shoulders! Claudio BOOTS, Brody BOOTS, and Claudio fires a forearm! Brody forearms back, fans fire up as the shots keep going! They pick up speed with those forearms, Brody CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Then he LARIATS! Claudio stays up!? Claudio seethes and fans fire up as he comes back to CHOP! CHOP! And CHOP! Claudio LARIATS, but Brody stays up! Brody LARIATS, Claudio LARIATS, repeat! Claudio rebounds, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Neither falls, they DOUBLE LARIAT again, and again, then Claudio dodges! DOUBLE LARIATS finally take both men down!
Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio roll out opposite ends of the ring. Claudio and Brody stand back up, the ring count climbs, but both men storm up around the way to DOUBLE LARAIT! And DOUBLE LARIAT! The count is 9, both men slide in at 9.9!! Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio start throwing forearms again! Brody gets the edge, runs, and he BOOTS Claudio down! Brody then scoops Claudio but Claudio slips free to BOOT! Claudio scoops, to SLAM Brody! Fans fire up, Brody staggers back up and Claudio runs, to clothesline Brody up and out! Fans fire up, Claudio goes out and he runs in around the way, UPPERCUT!
Fans fire up more and Claudio drags Brody up. Claudio whips Brody hard into railing, but Brody comes back to CLOBBER Claudio! Fans fire up as Brody peels the bumpers off the railing, then he throws forearms with Claudio. Brody knees low, whips, and Claudio hits railing hard! Claudio tumbles up and over and Collision goes picture in picture.
Brody catches his breath, storms over to where Claudio is, and drags him up. Fans fire up as Brody suplexes Claudio to the floor! Both men writhe, but Brody storms up on Claudio to stand him up. Brody CHOPS and Claudio sputters! Brody CHOPS again! Claudio staggers back, Brody whips him hard into the apron! Brody CLUBS Claudio, stalks him as he hobbles, then POSTS Claudio! Claudio staggers and falls over, and Brody refreshes the ring count. Brody storms back up on Claudio, ROCKS him, then puts him in the ring. Brody CHOPS Claudio again, ROCKS him to a corner, then ROCKS him again.
Claudio goes to another corner but Brody CLUBS him! And CHOPS him! Claudio UPPERCUTS! Brody CHOPS! Repeat! Brody gets the edge as he ROCKS Claudio again, then CHOPS him down! Claudio leans against ropes as he coughs and gasps for air. Brody clamps on with a chinlock, digs his forearm cast into Claudio’s face, and Collision returns to single picture. Claudio endures, pries the hold open, and he stands to wrench the arm, for an ELBOW BREAKER! The forearms fly again, Claudio runs but Brody scoops to SLAM! And then SENTON! Fans rally up while Claudio crawls to a corner.
Brody runs in to SPLASH at the corner! The fans bark and hoot with Brody, but Claudio UPPERCUTS him in the corner! Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT from all sides! Then he jukes the ref to UPPERCUT again! Claudio fires more shots, roars, and takes a moment to steady himself. Claudio whips but Brody blocks, so Claudio UPPERCUTS again! Claudio whips, Brody reverses and runs in to SPLASH! Then fireman’s carry, but Claudio fights free to UPPERCUT the back! Claudio trips Brody, but Brody kicks him away! Claudio comes back to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Brody survives but Claudio keeps his cool.
Claudio drags Brody up, but Brody fights the fireman’s carry. Brody ROCKS Claudio, CHOPS him, then runs, into a POP-UP UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO!! Brody survives but the fans fire up behind Claudio as he stands. Claudio gets the legs, to SWING Brody!! Claudio goes around and around, and fans count all the way to TEN! Then the SHARPSHOOTER!! Fans fire up while Claudio sits deep! Brody endures, claws at the mat, fights around, and he reaches out! But Claudio grabs that bad arm to hold it back! Brody still fights forward, ROPEBREAK! Claudio lets go in frustration while Brody crawls to a corner.
Claudio waits on Brody to stand, then runs in, but Brody dodges! Claudio POSTS himself, then Brody GERMAN SUPLEXES him away! Brody runs in to CANNONBALL! Brody drags Claudio to a cover, ONE?!? Fans are stunned and so is Brody! Brody ROCKS Claudio, reels him in, but Claudio slips free of the bomb to fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, ONE?!? Brody survives and Claudio is shocked! “This is Awesome!” and Claudio drags Brody up and reels him in. Claudio Gotch Lifts but Brody back drops free! Claudio lands on his feet! Springboard- HAYMAKER!! STUFF PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?
Fans are thunderous as Brody hurries to get Claudio up. LARIAT!! Cover, Brody wins!!
Winner: Brody King, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Claudio earns 0)
That deadly right arm brings down the Swiss Superman, and Brody has six points! Is the Blue League soon going to belong to the House of Black?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“If it turns out that entering this Continental Classic tournament was a bad idea, I won’t find out ’til it’s too late. I’m banged up. Maybe the last four years is finally catching with me, because nobody’s done it anywhere in the world like I do it the last four years. My head hurts, my neck hurts, my back hurts, now my knee hurts. Getting that tingly-ness in my fingers now all the time. I live in pain on a day to day basis like most people couldn’t even imagine. Now on top of that, my head’s not screwed on straight all the time lately. The doctors are prescribing me this medication, that medication.
“And I’m just sick of it all. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off at my body failing me, I’m sick and tired of being depressed, I’m being sick and tired about being pissed about the entire last year. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off. So I’m gonna do the only thing I know how to do, the only thing I’m good at: I’m gonna wrestle my way out of it. I’m gonna fight my way out of it. I’m gonna put every ounce, every drop of sweat and effort and will I have into winning this Continental Classic tournament.
“This kind of thing, this is what AEW was built on, man. Two guys in the ring, the best wrestlers in the world, giving it their all, feeling that feeling when you’ve given every ounce of yourself in the ring, and pushing the limits, and pushing the boundaries, and making people stand up and go ‘Oh my God!’ What’d I just see?’ Feeling that connection with an audience that loves wrestling as much as we do. That is what AEW is about. Somebody’s gotta step up and win this tournament, and show the world exactly what AEW is, exactly what All Elite Wrestling can be! And that’s just gonna have to be me.
“Because anybody can say what they want but I’m the Ace of the World, b*tch, and that’s just the way it is. And there is nobody in this tournament that can do anything to me worse than what I deal with on a daily basis. Nothing they can do to me that’s worse than fighting the demons that I fight on a daily basis. If you think I’m shot, if you think my trigger’s been pulled, if you think I’m ripe for the picking, please, please, take your shot.” The Maniac is going to go until he can’t go any more, will El Toro Blanco look to take that shot this Wednesday?
Abadon VS Kiera Hogan!
With title chases never stopping, the Undead Girl and the Hottest Flame are fighting to get ahead. Who wins here to move up in the rankings towards the champions of AEW?
The bell rings, Kiera is wary of Abadon, and the two circle. Abadon corners Kiera, run sin, but Kiera dodges. Kiera SHOTGUNS Abadon down and fans fire up! Kiera runs in but Abadon sends her into buckles! Abadon fires off clothesline after clothesline, but lets off as the ref counts. Abadon runs in but Kiera avoids the boot to then KICK the legs out! Kiera runs, and she HIP ATTACKS Abadon against ropes! Kiera then snapmares, Abadon ducks the buzzsaw but not the SUPERKICK! Kiera runs Around the World to BOOT WASH! Cover, TWO! Kiera keeps cool as she runs again, but Abadon catches her for a SCRAPBUSTER!
Abadon roars and the fans fire up! Abadon runs in to SPLASH Kiera in a corner, then whips. Kiera reverse, Abadon slips out and then ROCKS Kiera! HEADSHOT CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Kiera is still in this but Abadon mocks the peace fingers. Abadon stalks Kiera, has her in the ropes, and mocks that pretty face. Abadon licks Kiera, YANKS her off the ropes, and then storms around. Abadon kicks, Kiera ducks and rolls her up, TWO! Kiera SOBATS, ROUNDHOUSES, then reels her in! NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Abadon survives and Kiera is frustrated. Kiera pounds the mat, the fans rally up behind her, and she stalks Abadon.
Kiera fires forearms, says to stay down and she SLAPS! Abadon SCORPION KICKS, then runs to KNEE Kiera down! Abadon drags Kiera up, hammerlocks, BLACK DAHLIA!! Cover, Abadon wins!
Winner: Abadon, by pinfall
Like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Abadon is bringing the scary to the merry season! But will Abadon earn a championship match as a Christmas gift to herself?
Wait! The lights go out! And when the lights come back, JULIA HART is here! Abadon turns around to see her, and the TBS Champion smiles. The lights go out again, and when they come back again, Julia’s gone. Abadon shrieks into the night, will this be like Jason VS Freddy for the title?
Backsatge interview with Samoa Joe.
Alex Marvez says the last time we saw Joe, he was furious that MJF accepted a tag team challenge from “The Devil of AEW.” Joe says why wouldn’t he be? But then someone shouts “SAMOA JOOOE~!” In rolls Roderick Strong & The Kingdom. Roddy tells Joe that Roddy is willing to forgive Joe for trying to end his career with a broken neck not just once but twice. And he knows Joe has his world title match with Max, but c’mon, this is clearly a trap! MJF is the Devil! But hey, Roddy’s best friend “ADAAAM~!” likes Joe and thinks of him as a friend. So as Adam Cole’s best friend, that makes Roddy a friend to Joe.
So hey, Wednesday, it’s a set-up. Those goons will beat the crap out of Joe! And MJF isn’t even here right now! He’s probably plotting how they’re gonna do it! The Kingdom says yeah, Roddy’s right. So just listen to him, okay? Joe chuckles and leaves. Does Joe think they’re joking? Between Joe and “The Devil,” who will have the last laugh on Dynamite?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia!
We saw this showdown before when CJ Perry was recruiting clients, and we saw which way that went. But then will history repeat itself? Or will Red Death ruin Andrade’s start in the Blue League?
While no “seconds” are allowed, meaning even manager CJ must return to the back, Daddy Magic found a loophole by joining commentary. He still disapproves of the Garcia dance. Anyway, the bell rings, we’re on the clock, and the two circle. Fans rally up as the two tie up, Garcia rolls Andrade up, ONE! Garcia says he almost had Andrade, but Andrade just smirks. The two reset, tie up again, and Andrade headlocks. Andrade holds on tight, but Garcia powers up to power out. But Andrade runs Garcia over! Fans rally and duel, cheer and jeer, and Andrade CHOPS Garcia! Andrade whips but Garcia stops himself to whip Andrade!
Andrade goes Spider-Man in the ropes to tranquilo! Fans fire up for that, but then Garcia puts his dukes up. Andrade says no dance, but then Garcia clamps on a SLEEPER! Andrade RAMS Garcia into buckles, goes up the ropes, and he CROSSBODIES! Garcia staggers up, Andrade CHOPS him! Andrade whips, but Garcia reverses. Andrade goes up and over, then dropkicks the dropdown! Garcia goes to the apron, and Andrade PLANCHAS! Fans fire up, Andrade puts Garcia in, and he covers, ONE!! Garcia hangs tough but Andrade brings him up. Andrade gives some Latino Heat but Garcia wrenches out. Andrade ROCKS Garcia, but Garcia hits a SHIN BREAKER!
Garcia DRAGON SCREWS the leg, GROUDN DRAGON SCREWS it, then basement dropkicks! Fans fire up, Garcia covers, ONE!! ANKLE LOCK! Andrade scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Garcia lets go, Andrade bails out, and Andrade shakes out the bad leg. Garcia goes out, Menard likes what he sees, but Andrade kicks low! Andrade RAMS Garcia into the apron, but Garcia kicks low and CLUBS him! Then RAMS him into railing! Garcia grabs at Andrade but Andrade gets in the ring. Garcia hurries to KNEE Andrade down, covers, ONE! Andrade CHOPS! Andrade whips to a corner, but Garcia BOOTS him back!
Garcia goes up, Andrade CLOBBERS Garcia to the floor! Fans fire up and Andrade paces while Garcia is dazed, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Andrade paces, walking off the pain in his leg, while Garcia clutches his neck and shoulder. The ring count climbs, Andrade goes out to commentary to have one of their WOOOOO energy drinks! “WOO~!” Andrade then makes his way around to fetch Garcia, and he SMACKS Garcia off the steel steps! Andrade drags Garcia back up to put in the ring, and he has a cocky cover. ONE, but Andrade stalks Garcia to ropes. Andrade kicks Garcia around, pie faces him, and eggs him on. Garcia huffs and puffs, then CHOPS back! And CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Garcia whips, Andrade reverses to then CLOBBER Garcia!
Andrade clamps onto Garcia with a headlock and grinds him down, and Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Garcia fights up out of a headlock to SAIDO! Fans fire up while both men are down! Garcia pushes up, Menard says this has been Garcia’s best match so far! And zero dancing! Garcia stands, he counter punches Andrade, and counters again! Then he dodges, fires off haymakers and fast hands, the ref counts but Garcia lets off. The fans are thunderous as Garcia runs to BOOT Andrade, then put him up top! Garcia drags Andrade into the Tree of Woe, CLUBS him, then stands on the corner to punch away on the legs! Garcia goes all the way to TEN, then lets off. Dukes up, and he does some dancing before the BASEMENT DROPKICK!
Andrade falls out of the Tree, Garcia hoists him up, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Andrade survives and fans rally up again! Garcia drags Andrade into a waistlock, drags him back up, but Andrade ELBOWS Garcia! Garcia holds on, so Andrade throws more heavy elbows! Garcia ducks to CHOP! Garcia whips, Andrade ducks ‘n’ dodges to FLYING FOREARM! And he kips up! The fans fire up, Andrade takes aim as Garcia is in a corner, and Andrade builds speed corner to corner, but has to dodge a lariat! Andrade kicks and snap suplexes, Uno Amigo! Fans fire up as Andrade hits Dos Amigos! Andrade gives us some Latino Heat, but Garcia wrenches out! SLEEPER!!
Garcia squeezes tight but Andrade throws elbows. Andrade is fere, but Garcia hops back on! SLEEPER! Andrade carries Garcia as a backpack as he climbs the corner! Garcia CLUBS Andrade, shifts around, and the two brawl. Andrade has Garcia now, for a SUPERPLEX! And then he still rolls through to restart! Uno Amigo! Dos Amigos! THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives many amigos and Menard loves it! But Andrade steps through, only for Garcia to roll through, step through, DRAGONTAMER!! Andrade endures as Garcia bridges back! But Andrade grabs Garcia’s head! But Garcia rolls through!
Andrade wrenches out, hammerlocks and LA SOMBRA DDT!! Cover, Andrade wins!!
Winner: Andrade El Idolo, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Garcia earns 0)
Andrade’s first tournament match is his first win! Garcia is 0-2, Menard says this is a hole they’ll have to dig out of. Andrade still shows Garcia respect, but is Garcia going to be mathematically eliminated before long?
Willie Mack speaks.
“See, Wardlow, I know you’ve been going through a lot of things these past few weeks, putting your hands on people. But one thing you know about me is you don’t put your hands on my friends. Y’see, this is a person who I’ve tagged with and won multiple tag team championships in other promotions with. So what I’ma have to do, is I’ma have to reach out and touch you. So next week, we’re gonna have to do the damn thing in the ring, so guess what? You better pack a lunch, because I’m a big boy, and I’m a big meal to try to eat.” Mack is standing up for AR Fox, but will the Return of the Mack end up Wardlow’s newest victim?
The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson!
Roddy shouts at “DASHAAAA!” to stop, and he has the music cut. First thing’s first, Roddy wants to say to his NEW best friend by proxy, “SAMOAAA Joe.” Listen, Roddy told him the truth back there. They roll down the ring as Roddy says MJF is the Devil and Joe will find out soon. And then those three dweebs in the ring, they ain’t gonna #NeckTheHalls, no. The Kingdom’s gonna beat their… AAAAASS! And Roddy wants to dedicate this to his best friend, whether he wants Roddy to or not, ADAAAM! “Get ’em, fellas!” The Kingdom fire off on The Savages as the bell rings! Bennett DECKS Dirty Bulk Bronson to then help Taven mug Beefcake Boulder!
The Kingdom mock the “DOUBLE CLOHTESLINE!” as they whip, but Boulder breaks through to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Boulder shows off the “BEEF! BEEF!” Boulder goes out to get Bennett up, but he SUPERKICKS first! BOSTON BAYONET! Then another BOSTON- NO, Boulder catches Bennett to APRON CHOKE SLAM! Taven WRECKS Boulder with a dropkick, but Bronson DIVES!? Direct hit and Bronson fires up! Bronson puts Taven in, storms up to whip corner to corner. Taven stops himself, ducks under and ENZIGURIS! Roll up, TWO! Taven swings, misses, and Bronson hits a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Fans fire up as Bronson tags Boulder. Boulder swivels and wiggles, then goes up and hup to SAVAGE FLOP as Taven moves! Bronson tags back in, Bennett tags, too. SUPERKICK and fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER into JUST THE TIP of the knee! The Kingdom shouts #NeckStrong, and then Taven FLIES out onto Boulder! Bennett hauls Bronson up, Taven is on the corner, NECK CHECK PILEDRIVER!! Cover, The Kingdom wins!
Winners: The Kingdom, by pinfall
And then Roddy STRONG KNEES Jacked Jameson! He flounders back out of the ring and The Kingdom helps him get in the wheelchair. The Kingdom rolls out, will they be proven right on all fronts?
Backstage interview with Ethan Page.
Lexi Nair is with All Ego, who has requested this time. Ethan says that ever since losing out on the AEW World Championship to MJF, in his home country of Canada, Ethan has had to regroup and refocus. He’s gotten into the best physical shape of his life, he has been in ROH building up win after win. And so, here Ethan is to make a challenge and check off a bucket list thing. AEW is going back to Canada, and Ethan wants to be THE biggest name in Canadian wrestling. So therefore, to be the King of Canada, he needs his crown. That crown is currently on someone else’s head.
So in Montreal, 1v1, we find out who the best Canadian wrestler truly is, as Ethan calls out KENNY OMEGA! Will The Cleaner give All Ego that opportunity?
AEW hears from Willow Nightingale and Mercedes Martinez.
The Babe with the Power tells Mercedes, “our history goes further back than you probably even realize. I’ve been such a fan, and I’ve admired you so much.” The OG Badass says the first time they met, Willow “was this night little pretty Willow.” Willow says she is constantly disappointed in Mercedes’ behavior as of late, and in herself because she hasn’t been able to beat Mercedes. Mercedes asks how many times must Willow dance her way into Mercedes’ business? Isn’t Willow tired of being everyone’s hero? Next time they meet, Willow will need to be saved. Because Mercedes will dance and stomp all over her.
Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal!
Brody took the lead in the Blue League, and Julia has called out her next target. Will the Dark Father and Aussie Juggernaut make sure that the House Always Wins? Or will the Fallen Angel & Zen Assassin finally stake a claim in the AEW Tag Division?
The teams sort out, Buddy starts against Sydal, and the two circle. They knuckle lock, Buddy trips and covers, ONE as Sydal gets an arm up! Buddy pushes it down, ONE as the other arm comes up. Buddy pushes that down, TWO as Sydal bridges up. Buddy jumps but Sydal stops that to then go up and over for a sunset flip, only for Buddy to stand back up! Buddy TOSSES Sydal to a corner, but Sydal slips out to the apron to bump Buddy off buckles. Sydal climbs, CROSSBODIES, but Buddy rolls through! Buddy pops Sydal up to a fireman’s carry, but Sydal slips free. Sydal KICKS, KICKS, but Buddy ELBOWS him down!
Buddy drags Sydal up, whips, but Sydal wrenches, ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls, but Buddy stops the DDT! Buddy suplexes but Sydal throws knees! Sydal waistlocks. Buddy switches and back suplexes, but Sydal lands on his feet! Sydal shoves Buddy to the corner, but Buddy pie faces Daniels! Sydal ROUNDHOUSES Buddy, tags Daniels, but Buddy fights them both off! Sydal RAMS Buddy, Daniels GAMANGIRIS! Feed to a ROUNDHOUSE then the STO! STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Daniels drags Buddy up, CHOPS, and whips. Buddy blocks, boots, then tags Malakai. Fans fire up as Malakai and Daniels stare down.
The two rush in, Daniels gets around to shove, then CALF KICK! Malakai goes to a corner, Daniels runs in and blocks a boot, but not the other BOOT! Malakai wrenches, tag to Buddy, but Daniels avoids the double stomp to CHOP and CHOP! Daniels whips, Buddy reverses and sends him into Malakai’s BOOT! Buddy TOSSES Daniels out, Malakai goes up and out to ASAI MOONSAULT! Buddy BLASTS Sydal for good measure, and then sits with Malakai as Collision goes picture in picture.
Daniels crawls his way back to the ring, drags himself in, and Buddy looms over him. Buddy drags Daniels up to ROCK him! Tag to Malakai, the House mugs Daniels, and then Malakai whips Daniels to ropes. BIG elbow! Malakai drags Daniels into an armlock but Daniels endures. Sydal coaches Daniels, rallies the fans, and Daniels fights up. Malakai wrenches to step over and have a COBRA TWIST! Daniels endures the stretch, so Malakai CLUBS him on the neck. Malakai UPPERCUTS Daniels, tags Buddy, and the House mugs Daniels again. Buddy pushes Daniels around, CLUBS him, then snapmares for a KICK! Cover, TWO!
Buddy keeps on Daniels with a chinlock and he grinds Daniels down. Daniels endures, Sydal coaches him and the fans rally up. Daniels fights up, reaches out, and throws body shots. Daniels RAMS buddy into a corner, but Buddy holds on! Daniels RAMS Buddy in again, but Buddy still holds on! Daniels tries again but Buddy sends Daniels into buckles! But Daniels BOOTS back! Daniels leaps, FLYING COMPLETE SHOT! Collision returns to single picture and both men crawl. Buddy grabs a leg, but Daniels boots him away! Malakai tags in, hot tag to Sydal! Sydal DROPKICKS Malakai, dodges to UPPERCUT Buddy, then tilt-o-whirl RANAS Malakai!
Fans fire up as Sydal KICKS and KICKS, but Malakai blocks one! Sydal ducks the jump knee to dragon sleeper, SLICE LEG DROP! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives but Sydal calls to Daniels. Sydal goes to the corner, climbs up, but Malakai CLUBS him first! Malakai climbs up after Sydal but Daniels sneaks a tag! Daniels CLUBS Malakai, gets under, but Malakai backflips out of the bomb! Malakai ROCKS Daniels, but Daniels ducks Black Mass! Only for Buddy to METEORA! But so does Sydal to Malakai!! Fans fire up and Buddy fires off on Sydal! Kick, stomp to the foot, but Sydal avoids the knee to JUMPS OBAT!
Sydal runs, into a V-TRIGGER! Buddy runs, into a JUMP KNEE! Buddy flops out of the ring, Sydal builds speed, but Malakai trips him up and drags him out! Malakai CLUBS Sydal down, btu Daniels DIVES! Malakai is sent into the desk! Fans fire up with Daniels as he puts Malakai back in the ring. Sydal climbs, Daniels hoists Malakai up, but Buddy SHOVES Sydal down! Daniels still rolls Malakai up, TWO! Malakai sweeps the leg, Buddy runs to CURB STOMP Daniels down! Buddy sees Sydal coming and dodges, JUMP KNEE from Malakai! And BLACK MASS!! Cover, House of Black wins!
Winner: The House of Black, by pinfall
Another Collision, another sweep for the Dark Father and his family. The lights go down, but why? The House is already here. But here comes FTR! Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood storm down to the ring bathed in the magenta light! Malakai tells them that before they do anything, Malakai assumes that they’re both here because they are joining the House. Dax chuckles but Malakai says he is a family man. And we know it’s been weeks. The only people in AEW that have been here for the both of them has been The House of Black. Malakai’s done a lot of things, but not once has he told a lie.
The fans chant “HOUSE OF BLACK!” and Malakai drops the mic for FTR to take. Dax picks it up, but Buddy KNEES him down! Cash goes after Buddy but he gets mugged! Cash still throws hands, but Buddy CURB STOMPS him down! Buddy then drags Dax up, and he makes Dax watch as Malakai sets Cash up! BLACK MASS!! Dax is seething but he can’t get free of Buddy’s chinbar, and Malakai says see! Not one single person has come to help them! And was Malakai right or what? No one is coming to help. Dax flips Malakai off, so he gets BLACK MASS!! Is this going to be the end for FTR in AEW once and for all?
Backstage interview with Toni Storm.
Renee Paquette is with “Timeless Toni,” bringing up last week as Storm accepting the AEW Women’s World Championship, and Storm says yes, she knows, she has no time for these prepared questions. And where is “that man who usually does my interviews? He has so much more poise.” And she isn’t even finished doing her hair because they were too busy with some blonde floosy! And yes, Storm did accept her championship last week, Renee was a dear for presenting that. But Storm was unceremoniously interrupted by Skye Blue!
Storm tells Skye that if she had any advice at all, it’d be to walk backwards! The only time anyone has anything nice to say about Skye, it’s in reference to her bottom! Is Storm supposed to be worried because Skye’s all spooky now? With that little thing on her head? Storm used to wear hats and be spooky. BOO. See? Not that hard. Interrupt her, fine. She can be first to challenge for “this little huckleberry right here.” But until then, chin up, chest out, and oh… she’s bare foot. Sorry. She takes RENEE’S shoe to throw around! Toni is timeless, but will the Storm strike down Chicago Skye?
Skye Blue speaks.
Well first, she sighs. “Toni, I have met you through every single one of your phases, but this little midlife crisis your going through is the most pathetic I have seen thus far. But you haven’t met this Skye Blue. So bring your little butler, bring your little blond bimbo, and whatever 1940s black ‘n’ white crap you got up that robe, because none of it is going to stop me from taking that championship from you. So I’m gonna have my chin up, my chest out, and I’m gonna shove your shoe right up your ass.” Strong words from a fired up challenger, will she be the new leading lady of AEW?
Christian Cage speaks.
Captain Charisma says, “I don’t think it’s any secret to anybody how far back my relationship with Adam Copeland goes. I think I more or less tolerated Adam. He was a hanger-on, he wanted to be like me, which is why he’s always tried to steal my spotlight wherever we’ve gone.” And that held Christian back. Edge got what he never got. He was pushed all the way to the bottom when they broke up as a tag team. But Christian willed himself to the top. he is here to be the best, anyone else is expendable. And Edge wants to take away everything Christian’s built up the last three years? Christian has nothing to prove to himself, but Edge has everything to prove to Christian.
This time, Christian is what everyone talks about. Whether it’s Dynamite, Rampage or Collision, Christian nis on the tip of everyone’s tongue. He is the Face of TNT, the Face of AEW, then, now and forever! Christian has always been better than Edge, and in Montreal, everyone will finally know. But will “The Patriarch” be the one in for a shock when things get Rated R on Wednesday?
El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian!
The AAA Mega Champion is coming off a big trios win last night on Rampage, but Mr. Superbad just thinks of him as the most overrated wrestler on the AEW roster. Will Kip put his money where his mouth is? Or will he be on the losing end of this Collision?
The bell rings, the two circle, and they feel things out. They tie up, Kip cording holds but Vikingo whips. Kip arm-drags and holds on, but Vikingo goes up and over! Kip just changes up cording holds, arm-drags, but then Vikingo pushes him. Kip arm-drags again and keeps the hold, wagging his finger. Then Kip CHOPS, Vikingo CHOPS back! Vikingo throws knees, goes up and out to HOTSHOT Kip! Then Vikingo springboards, but Kip slides out., Vikingo keeps moving, but he fakes Kip out! Fans fire up, Kip runs in but Vikingo dodges to HEEL KCIK! Kip goes to a corner, Vikingo whips but Kip reverses.
Viking slips out to the apron, Kip hits buckles, then Vikingo GAMANGIRIS! Vikingo goes up and around and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Things keep moving, Vikingo CORKSCREW RANAS Kip out! Then Vikingo DIVES into a GAMANGIRI! Kip intercepts Vikingo and talks some trash. Then Kip ARABIAN PRESSES to take Vikingo down! Fans fire up and Collision goes picture in picture.
Kip drags Vikingo up, puts him in the ring, then drags him up to ROCK him with a forearm. Kip bumps Vikingo off buckles, then whips corner to corner hard! Vikingo falls back, Kip flexes, and Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Kip drags Vikingo into a mounted armlock, but Vikingo endures. Kip BITES Vikingo’s hand! The ref misses that, but Vikingo fights to the ROPEBREAK! Kip lets go, then stands Vikingo up to ELBOW him to the corner. Kip stomps Vikingo again and again, then sits him down. Kip backs up to then run in again, CANNONBALL! Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Vikingo is hanging in there but Kip keeps cool as Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Kip ROCKS Vikingo with forearm after forearm. Fans boo, Kip whips, but Vikingo rebounds, gets under, and DREAMCAST KICKS! Kip flops against ropes and fans rally with Vikingo. Vikingo runs in at the corner, but stops as Kip moves. Kip returns, into a scoop and torture rack! Argentine Flip KNEE STRIKE! Like an inverted GTS! Kip falls, Vikingo drags him to a drop zone and goes up the ropes from the outside. INSIDE-OUT PHOENIX SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Kip survives and he manages to smile about it. Vikingo drags Kip back to another drop zone, but Kip goes after Vikingo as he climbs!
Kip climbs up after Vikingo, fans fire up and Vikingo throws body shots. Vikingo HEADBUTTS, Kip flops to the apron. But then Kip springboards u to SUPER STEINER! Kip hurries to scoop, FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Kip is stunned as Vikingo survives! Kip drags Vikingo up again, waistlocks, then torture racks. DEATHLY- NO, Vikngo flips free, dodges and SUPERMAN PUNCHES! Vikingo goes up as Kip bails out, to tightrope walk TORNILLO!!! Direct hit and the fans lose their minds! Vikingo puts Kip back in, runs corner to corner, METEORA! And then Vikingo goes right up, for the 630 SENTON!!! Cover, Vikingo wins!!
Winner: El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The AAA Mega Champion cools off Kip’s hot take, because no one who can do what Vikingo did in this match is “overrated!” But Vikingo does show Kip a sign of respect by offering a handshake. The fans cheer to shake hands, but Kip says no! Will Kip ever get over himself? Will Vikingo earn even more gold in the New Year?
Backstage interview with Keith Lee.
Lexi is with the Limitless One, and says last time, he mentioned “him.” Just who is “him?” But then in walks Shane Taylor, because he knows who “him” is! Because Keith ain’t dumb enough to look past Shane. But last year’s match didn’t solve anything, so this year, they give the people the fight they really wanna see. Keith VS Shane, 1v1, Final Battle, so Shane can beat Keith’s ass in front of the entire world! Keith thinks on that a moment. Challenge accepted. And see #TAIGASTYLE later, too. Then in two weeks, in Garland, Texas, will that truly be the Pretty Boy Killers’ Final Battle?
Backstage interview with CJ Perry.
Lexi and CJ are outside Andrade’s office, and notes that Andrade’s first win was impressive. UH OH, here comes Miro! Miro says move, CJ says no! Miro can’t go in there! She knows he thinks things will go poorly, but when Miro chose his god over her, she has to prove herself. By Andrade winning, it will help CJ. So if Miro wants to go in there, fine, he’s a grown man. But if there is any love left for CJ, do not do this. Do not lay a hand on her client. Please? Miro says if His God was still with him, he would be in this tournament and have ripped Andrade’s spine out already! Miro then caresses CJ’s face, and says he won’t touch her client. She has his word.
Miro storms off, but what will The Redeemer do to prove himself worthy of gold in the background of the Continental Classic?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston!
The American Dragon was the first entrant named to this tournament, but could not compete in it until now. And he doesn’t think The Mad King is ready if one loss takes away all the confidence he had going into this. Will Bryan just pour fuel on that fire? Or will Eddie be the one to earn his first points tonight?
The bell rings and we’re on the clock. The fans fire up as Bryan and Eddie stare down. They slowly circle and approach. They feel things out, knuckle lock, but then Eddie tests things with a kick. Bryan stays back, they reset, and Eddie guards a kick. Bryan keeps trying but Eddie pushes back. Bryan uses ropes as a defense and the fans boo. Bryan smirks as he and Eddie reset, and they test the waters again. Bryan gives kicks, Eddie walks it off, and they feel things out again. Eddie fires off hands, clinches Bryan on the ropes, and the ref counts. Eddie puts Bryan in a corner, the ref counts but Bryan turns things around.
Bryan lets off slowly, but then CHOPS! Eddie just snarls while fans “WOO~!” Eddie storms up on Bryan, they feel things out, and Eddie tries some kicks now. Bryan also kicks, neither man lands a strong shot yet. They end up in a corner, Bryan turns things around on Eddie, then he CHOPS! Eddie CHOPS Bryan down! Fans fire up as Eddie stares Bryan down again. Bryan stands, he and Eddie feel things out again, and fans are behind Eddie more than they are Bryan. The two grapple, Eddie rolls but Bryan facelocks. They go to ropes, the ref counts, and Eddie fights up. The ref gets in between but Bryan KICKS Eddie!
Bryan fires off fast hands but then so does Eddie! Bryan kicks, but then Eddie kicks the bad arm! Bryan falls back, Eddie storms up but Bryan trips Eddie! Eddie goes for knuckle locks but Eddie’s leg guard keeps him back. Bryan KICKS a leg, KICKS again, then KICKS again! Bryan KICKS Eddie in the back! Bryan sits Eddie up to CHOP! Eddie eggs him on! Bryan CHOPS again, but Eddie brings the straps down! Bryan CHOPS again! Eddie is stinging but he grits his teeth. Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And then snapmares to cover, ONE!! Bryan keeps on Eddie with a motorcycle stretch but Eddie endures.
Fans rally, Eddie fights up, but Bryan digs his forehead into Eddie’s shoulder blades. Eddie still turns things around to have Bryan in the stretch! Bryan endures, powers up, and waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Eddie stands up but then falls back over! Eddie goes to the apron, shakes out the stars, but Bryan runs in to BOOT him! Eddie holds onto ropes! Bryan runs up again to BOOT! Eddie still holds on, and he CHOPS! And CHOPS! Eddie swings, Bryan ducks to dropkick the legs out! Bryan then builds speed to slide, but Eddie avoids him! SAIDO to the floor! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Collision goes picture in picture!
The ref checks both men, and both men are somehow still in this. Eddie shakes out his arms as he sits up, and he drags Bryan up. Eddie CHOPS Bryan, then follows him around the way. Eddie CHOPS Bryan against railing! Eddie puts Bryan in the ring, stalks him, but Bryan bails out the other side. Eddie pursues, and CHOPS! And HEADBUTTS! Bryan staggers away, Eddie follows, and Eddie CHOPS Bryan against commentary! And again! And again! Bryan flounders, Eddie puts him in the ring, and Eddie storms up in the corner. Eddie stands Bryan up to MACHINE GUN CHOP! Bryan sits down, Eddie CHOPS him again!
Eddie digs his boots in, the ref counts, but Eddie lets off. Eddie drags Bryan up, and puts him up top for another CHOP! Eddie then climbs up after Bryan, brings him up, but Bryan resists the suplex! Bryan throws body shots, then he HEADBUTTS Eddie down! Eddie comes back to CHOP! Eddie CHOPS again, and Collision returns to single picture. Eddie CHOPS one more time, climbs up after Bryan, but Bryan again resists the suplex! Fans fire up as Bryan throws down elbows again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan HEADBUTTS again and Eddie staggers away. Bryan adjusts, MISSILE DROPKICKS, and down goes Eddie!
Eddie flounders to a corner and the fans rally up. Bryan huffs and puffs and rises up. Eddie also stands, he CHOPS Bryan! Bryan throws body shots! Eddie CHOPS! Bryan fires body shots! CHOP! Bryan KICKS and KICKS, but Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! EXPLO- TAKEDOWN! Bryan has an arm, then grabs at the crossface! Eddie resists, fights around, but Bryan still gets the LEBELL LOCK!! Fans rally for Eddie as he endures, fights around, and reaches out! Bryan rolls Eddie back, and has the LEBELL LOCK again! Eddie fights around, pushes Bryan down and he fires down forearms as fans fire up!
Bryan CHOPS and SLAPS from below! Eddie SLAPOS and CHOPS in return! And then some more! They go shot for shot, and then Eddie rains down more forearms! Eddie hauls Bryan up, half nelsons, but Bryan arm-drags free! Bryan runs in, but Eddie dodges the knee to SAIDO!! Bryan stands, into the URAKEN!! Eddie falls on the cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up! Eddie stands, drags Bryan up, and suplexes, NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up again! Both men are down, a standing count climbs, and Eddie sits up first. The count is 5 of 10, Eddie stands up!
Eddie storms up on Bryan, drags him up and reels him in, but Bryan resists the lift! So Eddie fires KNEES to that bad eye! Eddie reels Bryan back in, but Bryan back drops free! Bryan aims, BUZZSAW! Bryan huffs and puffs and the fans fire up! Eddie sits up in a daze, Bryan aims again, to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! “YES! YES! YES!” Eddie stays up, so Bryan runs to- NO, Eddie blocks the kick to CHOP! And CHOP! Fans fire up as Eddie CHOPS again! Bryan grits his teeth, fires up, and Eddie CHOPS! Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! But Eddie glares at Bryan, ducks the roundhouse and ENZIGURIS!
Eddie HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES, then runs up to URA- NO, Bryan blocks! Clinch, FISHERMAN BACK SUPLEX! “This is Awesome!” as both men are down again! Eddie and Bryan slowly stir, and then slowly rise. Bryan aims again, to KICK! Eddie shoves Bryan, so Bryan KICKS again! Eddie CLUBS Bryan, Bryan KICKS, KICKS and KICKS! We get the five minute warning as Eddie throws hands! Bryan has the leg again, BRIDGING BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Eddie escapes but Bryan says time to kick his head in!! DRAGON STOMPS!! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan runs out of gas but somehow Eddie is still in this!
Bryan and Eddie crawl to each other, Eddie FLIPS BRYAN OFF! “This is Awesome!” as Eddie rises. Bryan aims from a corner, BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Cover, BRYAN WINS!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Eddie earns 0)
THIS is the fight Bryan wanted from Eddie! But in the end, Bryan is the one to win the fight! Will Bryan keep on going through his next four fights? Eddie is technically still ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Champion, but with an 0-2 start, has he all but lost them both?
A great Collision, with awesome Continental Classic matches, but also matches they kayfabe’d as “standby” to try and kayfabe the tournament matches not going closer to their 20 minute time limits. A weird move to me but it’s not like we haven’t seen such a move by American televised pro-wrestling before. And surprisingly great stuff out of Vikingo VS Kip, but that was partly the point. Kip calls Vikingo overrated, then gets beat by Vikingo to show how legit Vikingo is, and there could even be a rivalry in the making or something. Kip still has Butcher & Blade to call on, that trio could take on Vikingo, Komander & Penta at some point.
Good match from Abadon and Kiera, with a really good win for Abadon. Julia showing up to basically call Abadon out was an interesting move but I also like it. Different kinds of spooky wrestlers are going to collide, this will be a good program for them both. And very good promos from both Storm and Skye to hype up their title match this Wednesday. Renee definitely looked like she was struggling to not break during Storm’s part, that’s how good Storm is. And I would think Storm retains because she’ll have Luther and Mariah May ringside. And good promo from Willow and Mercedes to set up their match, that’ll be really good stuff.
Good promo from Willie Mack to call out Wardlow but I would think Wardlow beats him to continue his dominance. Good promo from Christian to add some final hype onto the TNT Championship match. And good promo from Ethan Page to not just plug his time in ROH, but also to call out Kenny Omega. Ethan VS Omega is going to be really good, but that probably ends up being Omega’s win to build momentum going into the next round against Don Callis Family. But it also just makes me think Tony Khan still doesn’t get how ROH is supposed to matter. Ethan is in the middle of stuff with Tony Nese and he’s dividing his attention by wanting to be King of Canadian Wrestlers? What?
But thankfully, we did get a promo from Keith Lee and Shane Taylor to finally set up that match. And I do appreciate that it will be part of Final Battle since that’s where this feud started. Anything to make up for poor ticket sales and no ROH World Championship. Or even tag team championship at this point, right? The Kingdom called out MJF but MJF hasn’t taken the time to respond, he has The Devil of AEW to worry about. Good promo from Joe with Roddy & The Kingdom before The Kingdom beat The Iron Savages. Roddy was extra dramatic in his floundering out of the ring this time, can’t wait to see whether he and The Kingdom are still in on the whole Devil goon squad stuff.
Very good tag match from House of Black VS Daniels & Sydal but of course the House won. And good promo with FTR that then turned into a beatdown. That tag match is definitely going to be big for like Winter is Coming. And then, the Continental Classic. Great opening match from Claudio VS Brody, with a great win for Brody to lead the way in this block. And just as I expected, while we got awesome showings in the other matches, Garcia and Eddie each lost to Andrade and Bryan. Good promo for Miro wanting after Andrade but showing mercy for CJ’s sake. That feud probably waits until after the tournament, assuming Andrade isn’t a finalist. Worlds End would be a good PPV for Miro VS Andrade to happen as part of this ongoing story.
I also appreciated Eddie saying he doesn’t want to do cold open promos when he has a big match to get ready for. Doing coverage like I do, I don’t want to fall behind on the broadcast already trying to keep up with what people are saying at the very start like that. Even Claudio did a short promo because he also just wants to have his match, so they really should just have the matches and save promos for later in the night.
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.
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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
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