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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/2/22)

So much gold in Baltimore!

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AEW Year 4

FIVE champions in action on one Dynamite!

Before reaching Full Gear and his match with MJF, Jon Moxley is going up against #TAIGASTYLE, Lee Moriarity, in an AEW World Title Eliminator match! Will The Firm get in on the Pretty Platinum picture?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Darby Allin VS Jay Lethal w/ Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt; Lethal wins.
  • AEW World Title Eliminator: Jon Moxley VS Lee Moriarty w/ Stokely Hathaway; Moxley wins and denies Moriarty a title opportunity.
  • ROH World Championship Open Challenge: Chris Jericho VS Colt Cabana; Jericho wins and retains the title.
  • AEW All-Atlantic Championship Triple Threat: Orange Cassidy VS Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Luchasaurus w/ Christian Cage; Cassidy wins and retains the title.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey VS Marina Shafir; Cargill wins and retains the title.
  • ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe VS Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana; Joe wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Darby Allin VS Jay Lethal w/ Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt!

The Relentless One doesn’t care who it is that knows his supposed weakness, he’s taking Jay Lethal on head-on! But will we find out just who this “old friend” who knows them both so well?

Darby rushes Lethal as he makes his entrance! Fans fire up as they brawl at the ramp! Lethal RAMS Darby into the apron, DECKS him, then clears the media out of the way to TOSS Darby over the timekeeper’s table! But Darby’s right back up and he LEAPS onto Lethal! Darby rains down hands, puts Lethal in the ring, and then slides in. The bell rings and Darby CROSSBODIES Lethal into ropes, tumbling out of the ring himself! Darby drags Lethal out to RAM into railing as Sonjay & Satnam finally catch up to Lethal. Darby slides back in the ring, builds speed, but Satnam stands in the way!

Darby slides out, goes around Satnam, but Lethal hits a hard body shot! Lethal brings Darby around, ROCKS him, then hits a monkey flip! But Darby lands on his feet! But he can’t stop his momentum enough, he still hits steel steps! Darby falls over, Lethal refreshes the count, and he stalks Darby to the railing. Lethal drags Darby under the railing, and then recreates that Figure Four with the garage door! Darby endures and the ref counts, Lethal lets off at 4! Lethal goes back to the ring while Darby crawls out of the railing. Fans boo but Lethal soaks up the heat. Sonjay mocks Darby as Darby hobbles into the ring.

Lethal stomps Darby to the apron as fans rally up. Darby drags himself up with the ropes, Lethal runs in, but Darby elbows him back! And then boots, only for Lethal to block! Lethal puts that leg on the ropes to STOMP the knee! And then APRON GERMAN SUPLEX! Darby flops to the floor and Lethal grins as AEW goes picture in picture.

Sonjay talks up Lethal while the ref checks Darby. Darby writhes but he’s still in this. Lethal just waits as Darby slowly drags himself up again. Lethal goes out to the steel steps and drags Darby up to fireman’s carry. Lethal gives Darby SNAKE EYES to the steps! Darby falls back but Lethal puts him in the ring to cover, TWO! Lethal pushes Darby down again, TWO! Lethal stomps the bad ribs, drags Darby up and whips him to ropes. Lethal FLAPJACKS Darby, and Darby almost lands on his head! Cover, TWO!! Darby is still in this but Lethal keeps on him with knees to the back! Lethal drops knee after knee, then ties Darby’s legs up.

Lethal pulls Darby back but Darby gets the ROPEBREAK! Lethal lets off at 4, drags Darby up and brings him around, to hit an atomic BACKBREAKER! Fans rally up for Darby but Lethal pretends not to hear them. Lethal puts Darby in a cobra twist! Darby endures, even as Lethal punches him in the ribs, and still Darby reaches out to a ROPEBREAK! Lethal lets off, brings Darby around, but Darby fights the back suplex with a headlock and punches. Dynamite returns to single picture as Lethal CLUBS Darby in return. Lethal tries again, but Darby fishhooks the nose! Lethal throws Darby away, Darby lands on his feet, and ducks ‘n’ dodges to COFFIN SPLASH!

Fans rally, Darby runs in at the corner, but into KNEES! Lethal thwarts a second Coffin Splash, and he brings Darby in for a dragon sleeper. Lethal hooks the leg, FISHERMAN FACEBUSTER! Fans applaud that unique modification, and now Lethal goes to the corner. Fans boo as Lethal climbs up, MACHO ELBOW into a GHOST PIN! TWO!! Lethal escapes but Darby sweeps! Cover, ONE as Lethal goes Matrix! Lethal handsprings, into a body scissors! Darby has the SLEEPER!! Lethal flails but he’s caught! Lethal manages to turn over and stand, but Darby squeezes tight! Lethal stands, and he RAMS Darby into buckles! Darby still holds on!

Lethal is fading, but he RAMS Darby into buckles again! Fans duel as Lethal is fading! Lethal stands again, and goes back, but Darby sends him into buckles! THROWBACK STUNNER! Lethal falls over and Darby sees his chance! Fans fire up as Darby goes to a corner and climbs! Darby reaches the top but Lethal bails out of the ring. Fans boo but Darby hops down. Satnam is in the way again and he dares Darby to try. Darby builds speed, to DIVE! He bounces off Satnam!! Fans lose their minds, but then the ref EJECTS Satnam & Sonjay! Sonjay & Satnam are furious, and Lethal tries to reason with the ref.

But then someone cosplaying Sting attacks Darby with a baseball bat!! That can’t be the real Sting, right? Lethal hits a LETHAL INJECTION on Darby!! Cover, Lethal wins!

Winner: Jay Lethal, by pinfall

It took all the tricks in the book and a totally fake Sting, but Lethal ties up the series with Darby! Lethal and his friends hug Cole Karter! The Factory’s Cole Karter helped Lethal take out Darby, and now he helps them stomp Darby! But wait! Here’s the REAL STING!! The music is playing, the lights are blue, Lethal, Karter, Sonjay & Satnam hurry to the ramp, but someone gets in the ring behind Darby! That’s not Sting, or even a fake Sting, it’s JEFF JARRETT! And he gives Darby a SMASH HIT!! Double J gets the mic to tell Darby, “You just got a lesson from the Last Outlaw. You ask what that lesson is. Darby, whatever you worship, it becomes your weakness.

“Yeah, look at that pool of blood.” Oh, wow, there is quite a bit of blood from the back of Darby’s head. But Jarrett says that since Darby idolizes Sting, Sting has become Darby’s weakness. “And now that I’ve got Darby Allin outta the way, I’ve got a message not only for the entire AEW roster, not only for you, Schiavone, and the other clowns that you have up there with you,” and maybe the cameraman, too! For every bozo in production, this goes for you, too! But most importantly, this goes “to the insane, the rabid, the delusional AEW fanbase.” Jarrett’s family got into this business back in 1946. That means for over 75 YEARS, three generations, wherever the Jarretts went, they left an impact.

Jarrett is a two-time Hall of Famer, a 12 time world champion, and he assures you from day one- Fans chant “You Still Suck!” Jarrett says from day one, his fingerprints, his father’s fingerprints, his grandmother’s fingerprints, Mrs. Christine Jarrett, have been all over AEW! But Jarrett assures us, before he’s done with this place, there will be full body bags! “Choke on that, slap nuts!” The Last Outlaw fires the first shot against Darby, Sting, and all of AEW, but will he, Lethal and the rest run roughshod?

 

Jon Moxley speaks.

“AEW Dynamite live, I love that energy, that electricity here in Baltimore, Maryland. I can’t get enough of it. It’s a drug I love. And this is just another night for me, but for young Mr. Lee Moriarty, this is the biggest night of his life. A World Title Eliminator, he has the chance to change his fortunes forever, if he can get the job done tonight. All he has to do tonight is rely on his talents, his athleticism, his skills, of which there are many.

“Maybe Lee Moriarty feels a little snubbed by the Blackpool Combat Club. But hey, that’s not true, we didn’t snub you. I actually really like you a lot. But me and Danielson just decided you’re just not mean enough. You’re just not quite nasty enough. You’re just not quite… violent enough for the BCC, just yet. But we’re not going to leave you out in the cold. After all, we’re teachers. Tonight, I’m going to give you a lesson in pain and perseverance when I back you into a corner like a wild animal and make you fight your way out.

“You’re gonna have to dig down deep, into your guts, in that place where bad intentions that we don’t like to talk about lie. And there’s only one way out, Lee. And that’s through me. So if you’ve got any, uh, unrequited anger or angst or revenge boiling somewhere deep down in your body, maybe you got picked on when you were in high school, something like that, now would be the time to bring it to the surface. I want you to be mean, I want you to be nasty, I want you to be violent. I ain’t got time for anything else!” The AEW World Champion is daring #TAIGASTYLE to bare his fangs, will this come back to bite him?

 

Someone is editing AEW history.

Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks win the AEW World Trios Championships at All Out, only for someone to stop it there, and replace it with Death Triangle’s win the next Dynamite. And then, The Elite is replaced on the posters with Death Triangle. How can All Elite Wrestling be that without The Elite?

 

AEW World Title Eliminator: Jon Moxley VS Lee Moriarty w/ Stokely Hathaway!

The Maniac knows he has Maxwell Jacob Friedman at Full Gear, but he has some business to take care of with The Firm after they jumped him. Will Moxley put all that to bed here and have a clear path to New Jersey? Or can Moriarty take advantage of a sore and distracted champion?

Ethan Page joins commentary to watch Lee “smack around the champion.” The bell rings, Moriarty has his dukes up as he circles with Moxley. Baltimore rallies for Mox as he approaches and ties up with Moriarty. Moriarty shoots in, Moriarty gets Moxley with a cravat, but Moxley shoots around to trip Moriarty up. Moxley flips Moriarty, floats to a facelock, but Moriarty slips that onto Moxley. Moxley slips free and fans applaud the exchange. Moxley and Moriarty tie up again, Moxley KICKS a leg, but Moriarty KICKS back! They go back and forth, KICK for KICK, then Moxley DECKS Moriarty with a forearm!

Moxley puts Moriarty in a corner, climbs up and rains down fists! Fans count all the way to TEN, then Moxley BITES Moriarty! The ref reprimands, Stokely protests, but Moxley lets off. Moxley brings Moriarty out for a HALF HATCH, cover, TWO! Moxley shifts to rear mount and put on a chinlock. Moriarty fights up, gets to the ropes, and the ref calls the ropebreak. Moxley lets off but Moriarty throws an elbow! Moriarty ROCKS, KICKS and CHOPS Moxley against ropes, then he soaks up the heat. Moriarty runs to UPPERCUT in the corner, then he whips corner to corner to UPPERCUT again! Moxley reverses the whip this time to clothesline!

Moxley whips corner to corner now, he runs in, but Moriarty dodges and Moxley POSTS himself! Moriarty brings Moxley out, hammerlock DDT! Both men are down as AEW goes picture in picture.

Stokely smiles while Moxley writhes and gets to the apron. Moriarty hurries to run and baseball slide Moxley out of the ring! Moriarty then goes out, hoists Moxley up, and hammerlocks before the scoop and SLAM to the floor! Moriarty soaks up the heat, Stokely talks some smack, and Moriarty refreshes the count. But Moxley CHOPS! Moriarty hits the bad arm, uppercuts, then whips Moxley into the steel steps! Moxley writhes, clutching that arm, but Stokely pats Moriarty on the back. Moxley gets in the ring, Moriarty follows and UPPERCUTS in the corner. Moriarty digs his boot in, the ref counts and Moriarty lets off.

Moriarty soaks up more heat as he lightly bounces on his feet. Moriarty drags Moxley up, wrenches the arm, and UPPERCUTS the shoulder! And again! Moriarty whips to WRING Moxley out, and he drops a leg on the arm! Moriarty scissors the arm, drops an elbow on the elbow, and Stokely applauds. Fans rally for Moxley and he CHOPS, ROCKS and ROCKS Moriarty again! Moxley reels Moriarty in, but Moriarty back drops! Moxley sunset flips but Moriarty rolls through to PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO! Moriarty snarls and drags Moxley back up to facelock. Moriarty suplexes but Moxley blocks as Dynamite returns to single picture.

Moxley suplexes Moriarty for the X PLEX! Moriarty lands on his arm and Ethan is upset! Moxley crawls after Moriarty, and he throws a forearm! Moriarty gives it back but Moxley throws another! Moxley fires boxing elbows, whips, but Moriarty BOOTS Moxley away. Moriarty springboards for a FLYING FOREARM! Then a HALF HATCH! Bridging cover, TWO! Moriarty rains down elbows and forearms on Moxley! Moriarty talks trash on Moxley, and he knuckle locks the hands for DRAGON STOMPS! Fans boo but Moxley is fighting his way up! Fans fire up as Moxley and Moriarty are forehead to forehead!

Moxley ROCKS Moriarty with a forearm, Moriarty returns it, but they both keep the knuckle locks! Moxley throws more forearms, then he flips Moriarty over the back to get free and LARIAT! Moxley crawls to the cover, ONE, but Moxley has the knuckle locks again! Fans fire up as Moxley gives Moriarty DRAGON STOMPS! Moxley drags Moriarty up for DEATH- NO, Moriarty fights that, wrenches and TWEAKS the arm! Moriarty wrenches, hammerlocks, but Moxley spins through to CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Ethan breathes easier on commentary but Moxley crawls after Moriarty again.

Fans rally and Moxley dares Moriarty to bring it. Moriarty throws forearms but Moxley just takes them! Moxley eggs him on, then he SLAPS Moriarty! Moriarty is wobbling as Moxley paints him with palm strikes! Moriarty avoids the lariat to fire off hands, but Moxley blocks a kick! So Moriarty KNEES free! And SAIDO! But Moxley’s right back up!? SAIDO!! But Moriarty’s right back up! But Moxley turns saido into takeover, and he wants the kimura! Moriarty resists so Moxley goes for an armbar! But Moriarty rolls through that to flip Moxley over, STF, into BORDER CITY STRETCH! Moxley endures, but Moriarty shifts to rain down forearms to the back!

Fans rally but the BORDER CITY STRETCH returns! Moxley endures more, moves around, makes it a cradle, TWO!! Moxley rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!! Moriarty manages to block one, but Moxley makes it an ARMBAR!! Moriarty taps, Moxley wins!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (denies Moriarty a title opportunity)

Ethan storms off commentary and rushes the ring! He BOOTS Moxley down! Fans boo as All Ego seethes and stands over Moxley. Stokely puts Moxley’s belt over him, but will The Firm have this title once Ethan Page wins the World Title Eliminator Tournament?

 

Renee Paquette has a sit-down interview with Saraya and Britt Baker.

Well, she was supposed to, but only Saraya is here. Britt felt she didn’t need to be here, apparently, but that’s fine, Renee and Saraya can still talk. Saraya says she’s used to this now. She knows what it takes to be a star. With Britt, she doesn’t care about anyone but herself. She doesn’t care about the division, about the locker room, or anyone apart from herself. When Saraya grew up in this industry, the 30 years of her life, 17 of those were wrestling. Saraya once had to wrestle the same day she got hit by a car! Saraya had to build divisions everywhere she went, so Britt should feel lucky to have even had this interview.

Renee says they’re both here, this is an official welcome back to wrestling for Saraya. But why now? And why AEW? “There is something special about AEW. When it started three years ago, it was kind of that rebel company, and you see all these amazing faces go over there,” and Saraya just felt it’d be so great to be part of that. Once the timing came around, it was just perfect, and the division needed some help to build itself up even more. It’s already fantastic, but Saraya felt she could give it just that little bit more. Then that leads to Renee’s second question, “the elephant in the room,” where is Saraya medically?

We all know five years ago, Saraya got injured in the ring, that led to some spinal stenosis and lack of spinal fluid in the spinal cord. It seemed like she hung up the boots, but now she’s back, so where does she stand? Saraya says she wasn’t going to do this today, but there’s one more doctor she needs to consult. Saraya says we’ll know in a week’s time, what will be the state of Saraya’s in-ring career?

 

Tony Schiavone interviews William Regal backstage.

Schiavone says November 19th, Full Gear’s main event is Moxley VS MJF for the AEW World Championship. Regal says after what he witnessed last week, it showed to him, “Dear Max, that you have all the potential in the world, but you still have a long way to go to being a true villain. At Full Gear, all the potential in the world isn’t going to help you become the AEW World Champion when you have to face a real demon in Jon Moxley.” Will Lord Regal’s assertion be true? Or will MJF unlock something that will allow him to finally make it over to the other side?

 

The Acclaimed heads to the ring!

Platinum Max has the mic to say, “Yo, listen! Acclaimed on the mic and we ill with the word play. Make some noise, cuz it’s Billy Gunn’s birthday! And I hope you don’t feel vexed. We didn’t get a cake cuz it wasn’t in your meal prep. Swerve’s acting like he’s on drugs. I’m a make his ass pay like I’m Elon Musk! We’ll beat his ass silly, and let’s have everybody say Happy Birthday to Billy.” Fans cheer and Anthony Bowens says, “BALTIMOOOOOORE~! The Acclaimed have arrived!” The Acclaimed scissor finger, but that’s because Billy’s fingers are messed up from what Swerve did to him on Friday. Fans sing, “Oh~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” to make up for it.

Bowens says they are so glad the fans are enthusiastic, because this was a very tough weekend. Last Rampage, “Sneaky Swerve did some damage to Daddy Ass’s fingers, and now he can’t scissor.” Scissoring is taking over the world! The World Series! Arenas all around the world! Right, cameraman? YEAH~! But of course, they can’t have a Daddy Ass birthday bash without scissoring, so they’re starting off hot with gift number one! The brand new Acclaimed foam SCISSOR FINGERS~! They put those on Billy, “so that when a sneaky snake like Swerve breaks your hands, you can still…” “SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS!” There it is!

Caster sees the great signs, the scissor shirts, and big scissors, all to celebrate Daddy Ass. And it’s true, AEW now stands for Acclaimed Every Wednesday. And it’s a fact of life that EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! And furthermore, everyone loves Daddy Ass. So who brought gifts for Daddy? Throw up some signs! Throw up some scissors! Who wants to give Billy a gift? There’s all sorts of messages, like “Happy Birthday, Daddy Ass!” “Scissor Me Timbers!” Wait, a Sneaky Swerve Dartboard? Not bad. But Caster chooses the scissors with the party hat! They bring that in for Daddy! Happy birthday from everyone here in Baltimore!

Oh, but they’re not done yet! No, far from it. Billy’s been in the business for over 30 years and has accomplished a lot. An ELEVEN-TIME Tag Team Champion. That’s right! A two-time tag team of the year winner. That’s right! And in 2006, he was part of the worst segment of all time anywhere. That’s right… Reverse battle royal or something? That was a thing. But more importantly, Billy’s a Hall of Famer, a stand-up guy, and is now… the WORLD’S GREATEST DADDY!! They modified a trophy just for Billy and fans cheer as he accepts the award. Fans chant “DADDY ASS!” and Bowens says there’s one last thing.

Bowens says he planned so much more, like special guests from Billy’s past, but unfortunately, two cancelled last minute, and the rest were just upset Billy didn’t go to the reunion. Billy does a “SUCK IT!” for old time’s sake! But most importantly, the last couple of months, he’s been a mentor and father figure to The Acclaimed and he has meant the world to them. This final gift touches the soul. They filed paperwork, and they have a certificate of adoption! The Sultan of Scissors, Anthony Bowens, has signed it! Platinum Max Caster has signed it! The Acclaimed just need a signature from Billy!

Fans chant “Sign It! Sign It!” Billy says, “I get to be your daddy?” But wait! Billy’s biological sons, the “Ass~ Boys!” are here! Austin & Colten Gunn want this to stop. Did their invitation get lost in the mail? They didn’t get invited to their father’s birthday party? Billy says The Acclaimed are his sons! Well, even though they weren’t invited, being that they’re his lovable sons, they still got him a gift. Billy turns around into a BOOT from W. Morrissey! And then Morrissey CLOBBERS The Acclaimed! The Gunn Sons beat up on the tag champs while Morrissey stomps Billy! Fans boo but here comes FTR!

Fans fire up as Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood storm down to the ring! The Firm bails, but the ROH-AAA-IWGP Tag Team Champions stand tall with the AEW World Tag Team Champions. But FTR also pick up the AEW World Tag Team titles. FTR hand the belts over to the champions, this match surely to come down the line. But with Gunn Club in the way first, will Dax & Cash make sure Austin & Colten #FearTheRepercussions of their actions?

 

Tony Schiavone interviews Britt Baker backstage.

And she interrupts him, too, as he welcomes us to her interview with her people on her time and in her world. “What? You thought I was going to jump just because you said to, Saraya and Renee? Well, I have been a victim of conspiracy for far too long, so I’m not showing up to your party.” Jamie Hayter is also here, and she says she is sick of it all. She’s sick of the BS! She just wants to wrestle! Britt does, too! They should wrestle together as the best female tag team on the planet. Find them a team to face on Friday. Yours Truly, Britt Baker, DMD.

 

ROH World Championship Open Challenge: Chris Jericho w/ Daniel Garcia & Jake Hager VS ???

The Wizard, Le Champion, continues his mission to desecrate, destroy and degrade the legacy of ROH, and he doesn’t care who it is, he just wants to face any former champion of ROH! Singles, tag, trios, Women’s Division, it doesn’t matter to him! But then, who will accept that challenge in hopes of shutting Jericho up? Jericho gets the mic to say, “So last week, after Claudio, that jackass, took a tainted victory over The Ocho, it made me mad! And now, like I said, I am ready for an open challenge tonight, against any former ROH champion. World champion, tag team champion, Pure Champion, Women’s Champion, I DON’T CARE! I’ll even whip Lamar Jackson’s ass!”

Fans get riled up hearing that but Lamar just stays put. Jericho says tonight will be another monumental night in the Ring of Jericho Era! ALL HONOR THE OCHO! But who is it? Show yourself! Jericho wants to know! “BOOM BOOM! Colt Cabana!” Fans go nuts! Cabana is back and ready to go, will he go from former tag team champion to NEW ROH World Champion? The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Jericho wins this with honor or sports entertainment!

The bell rings and fans are thunderous with “WELCOME BACK!” Cabana and Jericho step up to each other, and Jericho offers the Code of Honor. Cabana takes it, and they go forehead to forehead. Cabana pushes Jericho into the corner, but he lets off. Jericho shoves, Cabana shoves, and then Cabana fires off! The ref counts and Cabana backs off. Jericho storms up, Cabana headlocks, Jericho powers out but Cabana runs Jericho over! Fans cheer, Jericho gets up and ties up with Cabana. Cabana headlocks, Jericho powers out but Cabana runs him over! Cabana then fakes Jericho out to KICK him! Cabana rains down fists and fans are thunderous!

Cabana lets off, he kicks Jericho to the corner and whips corner to corner. Jericho reverses, but Cabana BOOTS him! Cabana goes up, Jericho gets under, but Cabana sunset flips from below! TWO, and Jericho stands up for Cabana to CHOP, and clothesline against ropes! And again! And then forearms! Cabana whips, Jericho holds ropes and bails out, regrouping with Hager & Garcia. Cabana pursues and CLUBS Jericho! And ROCKS him! And ELBOWS him! Jericho CHOPS, and CHOPS, but Cabana snarls. Jericho CLUBS and ROCKS Cabana, puts him in the ring and climbs up, but Cabana ROCKS him in return!

Cabana throws haymakers, hops up to to get Jericho in the fireman’s carry, but Jericho and Cabana fall to the floor! Garcia & Hager check on Jericho while AEW goes picture in picture.

Jericho and Cabana stir, the ref has Garcia and Hager back off, and Jericho gets in the ring. Cabana sits up, Jericho grabs at him from the apron but Cabana ROCKS Jericho! Cabana gets on the apron, ELBOWS Jericho, then bumps him off buckles! Cabana brings Jericho side to side to bump him off more buckles! And again the other way, but Jericho triangle jumps to DROPKICK! Cabana goes down and Garcia mocks him with applause. Jericho soaks up the heat, Garcia dares Cabana to get up and fight, but the ring count climbs. Jericho mocks the fans, flips them off, and then goes out to fetch Cabana.

Jericho puts Cabana in the ring, storms in after him, and slaps him around! And even more! Jericho slaps Cabana more and more, talks trash, sits Cabana up, but Cabana counter slaps! And again! And again! Cabana CHOPS, runs, but into a throat chop! Jericho drags Cabana up to back suplex! Cocky cover, TWO! Jericho paces, taunts the fans, soaks up the heat again, and goes back to Cabana as he sits up. Jericho throws hands, Cabana eggs him on, and Dynamite returns to single picture as the forearms go back and forth! Fans rally as Cabana gets the edge but boo as Jericho takes it back. Jericho runs, into a HIP ATTACK!

Fans fire up and Cabana DOUBLE CHOPS! And DOUBLE CHOPS! Cabana has Jericho in a corner, CHOPS again, and then whips corner to corner. Jericho reverses, Cabana comes back with a forearm! Jericho is down, Cabana goes up, FALLING SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally and Cabana keeps his eyes on Jericho. Cabana goes up the corner again, but Jericho trips him up! Cabana lands on his apple core and Jericho CLUBS him on the back. Jericho drags Cabana from the top rope with an Electric Chair, but Cabana CLUBS and victory rolls! TWO!! Jericho escapes, trips Cabana, and tries to turn Cabana!

Fans rally as Cabana kicks Jericho away! Cabana drags Jericho into a cradle, TWO!! Jericho swings, misses, and Cabana JABS, JABS, JABS! Flip, flop- EYE POKE from Jericho! But Cabana ducks the Judas Effect, backslide, into the BILLY GOAT’S CURSE!! Cabana has his inverted Boston Crab and Jericho endures! Fans rally, Jericho fights up, Cabana leans on the hold, but Jericho turns over! Jericho kicks Cabana, but Cabana comes back with the SUPERMAN CLUTCH! Cover, but Hager sweeps the hands! Fans boo while Garcia and Hager fire up. But Cabana ASAI MOONSAULTS Hager & Garcia down!!

Fans are thunderous, Cabana runs in to FLYING APPLE! He keeps moving, but runs into a CODE BREAKER! Cover, Jericho wins!

Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall (still ROH World Champion)

Score one more for sports entertainment! Cabana’s shocking return had a disappointing ending, will the Ring of Jericho Era continue whether we like it or not?

But wait! Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker drag Ian Riccaboni from commentary! They bring him to Jericho and Jericho SLAPS Ian! And snatches his glasses away! Jericho mocks Ian, SLAPS him, BREAKS the glasses, then aims with the world title belt! But CLAUDIO attacks! Claudio tackles Jericho, only for Hager and the rest to drag him away! Claudio gets mugged, but then here comes BRYAN DANIELSON! The American Dragon takes out Parker but Garcia is after him! Sammy Guevara rushes out to add more on the JAS side, but then WHEELER YUTA attacks Sammy! BCC and JAS brawl but the JAS has numbers!

Security rushes out, fans want to “Let Them Fight!” but this is not happening here. What will it take to end the war between pro-wrestlers and sports entertainers?

 

Renee interviews Death Triangle backstage.

She’s with the AEW World Trios Championships, but Rey Fenix has his shot at the All-Atlantic Championship up next. He could become the NEW Double Champion, what is he feeling? Fenix says he’s feeling happy, he’s feeling great, and ready! Tonight, he will be the NEW All-Atlantic Champion! #DoubleDouble! PAC speaks up, and he says as someone who knows something being Double Champion, if Fenix wants revenge, like real revenge, he may not have wanted to use the bell hammer last time, and that was his prerogative. But this time, it’d be legal. Pac is telling him now, “the hammer, Rey. If you’re smart about it my friend, trust me. This tonight, can be your golden ticket.”

But hey, the choice is his. Just something to think about. Pac leaves, and Penta says they should talk about this. Will the Firebird do as The Bastard would? Or will he stay true to himself?

 

AEW All-Atlantic Championship Triple Threat: Orange Cassidy VS Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Luchasaurus w/ Christian Cage!

Not only is this match about Freshly Squeezed upping the ante on himself again, and not only is this about Luchasaurus and Fenix both going for their first taste of singles gold in AEW, but this is about having an All-Atlantic City Dream Match this Friday on Rampage! Who wins both belt and contract in one fell swoop?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who wins a dream come true!

The bell rings, Fenix and Luchasaurus both eye Cassidy while fans rally up. Fenix and Cassidy then agree they should go after the bigger guy! They fire off hands, but Luchasaurus shoves them away! Luchasaurus CHOPS Cassidy down then choke grips Fenix, but Fenix breaks free to CHOP, mule kick and- UPPERCUT from Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus choke grips Cassidy but Fenix SUPERKICKS! Cassidy SUPERKICKS! DOUBLE DROPKICKS send Luchasaurus out! Fans fire up and Cassidy stares down with Fenix. Cassidy unleashes the “devastating” shin kicks! Fenix whips Cassidy, Cassidy reverses, Fenix tiger feints but Cassidy ducks the heel kick!

Cassidy runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then arm-drags Fenix away! Fenix goes to a corner, Cassidy runs in but into a BOOT! Fenix goes out, ducks the haymaker, then hops up to KICK Cassidy! Fenix runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges to springboard FLYING ARM-DRAG! Cassidy avoids the stomps then runs, to tilt-o-whirl-whirl-whirl DDT! Cover, TWO! Ghost pin, TWO! Fenix kips up but so does Cassidy, and fans fi reup for that exchange. Cassidy catches his breath, Fenix nods, but Luchasaurus gets back in. Fenix & Cassidy run, dodge, but get run over! Fans boo but Luchasaurus POSTS Fenix! Luchasaurus suplexes Cassidy, and SLAMS him down!

Cassidy goes to a corner, Luchasaurus runs in to back elbow! He back elbows Fenix, then Cassidy again! Fenix dodges, but Luchasaurus comes back to DOUBLE LARIAT! Fans boo but Luchasaurus just soaks up the heat while AEW goes picture in picture.

Luchasaurus storms over to Cassidy and drags him up. Luchasaurus puts him in a corner, CHOPS him, then stands him up again. Luchasaurus whips corner to corner hard and Cassidy bounces off buckles. Christian Cage seems confident enough to leave ringside and join commentary as Luchasaurus chokes Cassidy at the ropes. Luchasaurus lets off to drag Cassidy back up and scoop. Luchasaurus hits a SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, Fenix breaks it! Luchasaurus UPPERCUTS, but Fenix CHOPS back! Fenix CHOPS again, but Luchasaurus UPPERCUTS Fenix down! Cover, TWO! Luchasaurus CHOKES Fenix!

The ref reprimands but he can’t disqualify, but still Luchasaurus lets off. Luchasaurus drags Fenix up, Fenix throws a forearm, but Luchasaurus DECKS him! Luchasaurus whips Fenix hard into the corner and Fenix hits chest first! Fenix falls, so Luchasaurus UPPERCUTS Cassidy! Cassidy flops in a corner and out to the floor, so Luchasaurus goes back to Fenix. Luchasaurus sits Fenix up but Fenix eggs him on. Luchasaurus kicks Fenix around, drags him up, but Fenix CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Luchasaurus tosses Fenix to a corner and UPPERCUTS again! Luchasaurus drags Fenix up as Dynamite returns to single picture.

Fenix fires off body shots but Luchasaurus CLUBS him down! Luchasaurus drags Cassidy up, suplexes, but STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE hits! And Fenix SUPERKICKS! Luchasaurus goes down just as Christian was praising him! Cassidy whips Fenix in to JUMP SOBAT Luchasaurus! Feed to the ORANGE PUNCH! Luchasaurus falls out of the ring, Christian is upset, and now Fenix stares Cassidy down. Fenix shoves Cassidy, but they see Luchasaurus is up at ramp side. Fenix & Cassidy build speed, and DOUBLE DIVE! But Luchasaurus SWATS Fenix while he catches Cassidy! Luchasaurus then SHOVES Cassidy into steel steps!

Luchasaurus stalks Fenix to the timekeeper’s area, to CHOKE SLAM him through the table!! Fans lose their minds and fire up as Christian enjoys what his Right Hand of Destruction just did. Luchasaurus drags Cassidy up but Cassidy fires off hands! Luchasaurus ROCKS then BOOTS Cassidy up the ramp! Luchasaurus eggs Cassidy on, shoves him further up the ramp, and now they’re at the stage. Luchasaurus runs in but Cassidy dodges! ORANGE- NO, Luchasaurus blocks! Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS Cassidy, and keeps him standing with a choke grip! But JUNGLE BOY is here! He SMACKS Luchasaurus with a chair!

Christian is furious as JB SMACKS Luchasaurus again! Christian gets off commentary to shout at JB, but JB chases him off! JB then runs to CROSSBODY Luchasaurus off the stage and THROUGH a table!!! Fans lose their minds for what Jack Perry just did to get even a modicum of revenge! JB high-fives fans, and Cassidy and Fenix have returned to the ring! But here comes Pac! Pac puts Cassidy in the ring, and he offers Fenix the bell hammer! Fenix takes the hammer and gets in the ring! To DROP the hammer! Pac is upset but fans cheer, only for Cassidy to victory roll! TWO! Fenix has the cover, TWO!

Cassidy gets up, Fenix SUPERKICKS! Somersault, ORANGE PUNCH!!! Cover, Cassidy wins!!

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall (still AEW All-Atlantic Champion)

But Pac attacks! Pac stomps all his frustrations into Cassidy, and then rains down fists! Fans boo but The Bastard is living up to his name! Pac demands the bell hammer, and he grabs it off the floor. But wait! Is that… KATSUYORI SHIBATA?!?! NJPW’s Wrestler is here, and he’s with Best Friends!! Rocky Romero, Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta storm to the ring with Shibata, and Pac backs off! Fans are losing their minds all over again as Shibata gets in the ring with Cassidy. Shibata points at the title! Cassidy holds up the contract, and hands it to Shibata! Shibata writes his name on the challenger’s spot, and we have a match for Rampage!!

 

Tony Schiavone interviews Swerve Strickland backstage.

He is thrilled to be with both Swerve Strickland and platinum recording artist, Rick Ross! The biggest boss, Rick Ross! But as exciting as that is, Schiavone has to ask Swerve, why did he do that to Billy Gunn? Whoa, wait, hold on. Keep it positive here today. Rick Ross is making this clear that he is here for one reason and one reason only: making sure that Swerve is the biggest name in the industry, and the largest recording artist in the world! They’re here celebrating that! Keith Lee walks in and says what’s good! But he’s here for Swerve? Swerve is okay responding to Rick Ross but he won’t text his tag partner back?

Swerve isn’t sure what Keith is talking about. Rick Ross says keep it positive, they’re here celebrating. Alright, here’s keeping it positive: Their team, Swerve In Our Glory, is the #1 contender to the AEW World Tag Team Championships. However, Swerve attacked Billy Gunn. Keith watched things back! FALSE ACCUSATIONS! No, this is facts! And furthermore, who was behind the camera when Swerve assaulted Billy? Who is sick enough to stand there and watch that? Swerve says that is a lot of questions. Rick Ross says that’s not what we’re focused on! Just focus on being the number one duo in the world.

Swerve agrees, and he says they can do this: an 8 Man Tag. SIOG & Gunn Club VS The Acclaimed & FTR! Toast to that! Rick Ross encourages them all to toast, even Schiavone, and Keith reluctantly joins in. Will they all be #1 in the world after one more go with Caster & Bowens?

 

AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey VS Marina Shafir!

Still undefeated at now 40-0 (check Elevation for that milestone), and still AEW TBS Champion, but still without the belt because Nyla Rose won’t let her have it back! Will The Problem add on by taking away Jade’s rightful claim to the title? Or will #ThatBitch have no problem going 41-0?

The introductions are made, but no belt can be raised, so it’s just about the fight!

But wait, speaking of the belt, here comes Nyla Rose! But Vickie Guerrero makes herself known first with “EXCUSE ME!” Jade does her best to ignore that as she ties up with Shafir. Jade puts Shafir in the corner, Vickie shrieks more, and Nyla tells commentary to take a break, she is gonna do the play by play. Jade is taking it to Marina in the corner with uppercuts, “but hopefully she doesn’t get distracted by THE TBS Champion at the top of the ramp.” Nyla swivels the hips while Jade stomps away on Shafir. Vickie notes how good Nyla looks, both the robe and the belt on her waist. Shafir gets out of the ring but Jade goes out to kick her around.

Vickie notes that, according to Jade, Nyla was supposed to be home tonight eating chips. Nyla admits that’s true, and she starts eating chips on the ramp! Jade drags Shafir up but Shafir fires off body shots, chops and knees! Shafir whips but Jade reverses and Shafir hits railing! Jade storms up on Shafir, brings her up and puts her in the ring. Shafir writhes and now Jade dares Nyla to step to her. Nyla says hold on! Jade being so obsessed with numbers, pay attention to the ref. Jade rushes in at 8 of 10, Nyla tells her to watch some Sesame Street when this is done, and Shafir gets Jade in a waistlock!

Jade fights, Shafir rolls her and wants the leg, but Jade kicks her away! Jade then BOOTS Shafir down! Fans fire up with Jade and she storms around. Jade chicken wings and lifts Shafir, JADED!! Cover, Jade wins!

Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)

Still undefeated at 41-0, and Kiera Hogan is sneaking up on Nyla! Kiera grabs for the belt, but Nyla CLOBBERS her! Jade hurries over, but not to help her Baddie, but to berate her for failing. Will #ThatBitch ever get her belt back? Or will Nyla constantly taunt her with it until she gets her own shot?

 

The House of Black speaks.

“What has become of us? What have you all done?” Julia Hart says last rites for Malakai Black? And for Buddy, and for Brody. “Have you all abandoned your faith this quickly? You have us burning at the stakes so soon, clinging like children to this new world. Afraid to abandon it.” The bodies are taken out to the water. “Now come the ways of old. Now comes the worship of death. All must end so that all can suffer anew.” “Father of the Black Light, giver of the scythe that takes, giver of the scythe that creates. Forget me not. See me now, mother.” Is this not the death but a new life for the House of Black?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

On top of Cassidy VS Shibata in their All-Atlantic City Dream Match, Britt & Hayter have opponents! Skye Blue & Madison Rayne have stepped up, will the student and coach be enough to shut up the Doctor and her assistant? And the Full Gear World Title Eliminator Tournament will have more names announced! Who will get in on that golden opportunity that leads to New Jersey?

But speaking of Full Gear…

It is now official! For the Interim AEW Women’s World Championship, it will be Toni Storm VS Jamie Hayter! Hayter gets the shot she’s wanted, will she hit the mark? Or will the Lightning From Down Under strike down the Hayter? And speaking of that…

 

AEW hears from Toni Storm and Jamie Hayter.

Storm says, “A lot of people don’t know this, but me and Jamie Hayter go way back. During the pandemic, me and Jamie actually lived together in England, so we spent a lot of months together. We became best friends. If anything, we became like sisters. When I first got here, when I walked into my first day in AEW…  Jamie Hayter wouldn’t even talk to me. She wouldn’t even look at me. It was quite clear.” Hayter says, “My change of attitude? That’s weird, I thought I was being nice. What do you mean, change of attitude? I feel like I’m the same old Jamie Hayter I always have been. Maybe you just didn’t know who I was before.”

Storm knew Hayter was no longer her friend, she was Britt’s. But now these former friends fight for the title! Will all those feelings and frustrations boil to the surface at Full Gear?

 

ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe VS Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana!

The Embassy wants gold, but they made the mistake of how they went after it. The Machine has angered the Samoan Submission Specialist, is he about to be disassembled? Or will not even the rage of Samoa Joe be enough to stop the Swolverine?

The introductions are made by Bobby Cruise, the title is raised, and we see if there is someone who’s better than Brian Cage!

The bell rings and Cage circles with Joe. Fans rally with “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” Joe makes sure Cage hears that. Cage and Joe tie up, Joe headlocks, but Cage powers up and out. Joe rams shoulders but Cage shrugs that off. Joe runs again, they RAM shoulders, but Cage shakes his head. Cage dares Joe to try again, fans rally behind Joe, but then Cage reels Joe in to ROCK with a forearm! And again! Cage whips, Joe ducks ‘n’ dodges to run Cage over! Fans fire up while Cage slowly gets up. Cage throws forearms, has Joe in a corner, and he fires off forearms! Cage lets off to ask, “Who betta than Brian Cage?!”

But Cage turns around into a CHOP! Joe JABS, JABS, JABS, again and again then CHOPS Cage to a corner. Joe brings Cage out but Cage fires off forearms! Joe CHOPS again, whips corner to corner, then runs in to back elbow and PELE! Cage wobbles against ropes, Joe brings him around to snapmare and CHOP the back! PENALTY KICK to the front! Running ELBOW DROP! Cover, ONE!! Nana gets on the apron but Joe chases him off. Nana still talks trash, but Joe goes back to Cage. Cage DROPKICKS! Fans boo but Nana says that’s how smart they are. Cage CLUBS and rains down fists on Joe, then stomps away at the ropes.

The ref counts, Cage lets off and puts Joe in a corner. Cage RAMS Joe, and RAMS him, then CHOPS! Joe staggers while he’s stinging, but Cage CHOKES Joe on the ropes. The ref counts, Cage lets off, Nana keeps talking trash, and Cage starts firing off KICK after KICK! Cage SOBATS, then he brings Joe around. Cage wrenches, whips, and LARIATS! Cage flexes but fans boo. Cage drags Joe up, but Joe JABS, JABS, JABS! Cage kicks low, whips, then runs in to UPPERCUT and PELE! Then a GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans cheer the strength while AEW goes picture in picture.

Cage looms over Joe, runs and drops a leg, brother. Cage keeps moving, another leg drop! And another leg drop! Cover, TWO! Cage is annoyed and so is Nana, but Cage drags Joe up to give him crossface forearms! Cage clamps onto Joe with a CAMEL CLUTCH! Joe endures as Cage bends him back! Joe fights up, pries at the hold, and BITES Cage’s hand! The ref reprimands but Joe CHOPS! And CHOPS! And whips, but Cage reverses! Joe BOOTS back, but Cage clotheslines all the same! Cage drags Joe to then drop a knee! Cover, ONE!! Cage is annoyed, Nana is shouting, but Cage clamps on a chinlock to squeeze Joe’s head.

Joe endures, fights up, but Cage wrangles him right back down! Joe endures all over again, gets a second wind and he fights to his feet. Joe throws body shots and then CHOPS! Joe runs but Cage follows to ELBOW him down! Joe flops out of the ring and Cage soaks up the heat. Dynamite returns to single picture a Cage builds speed and FLIES! Cage clears the ropes and hits Joe at the ramp! Fans fire up for that uncanny display of agility! Cage puts Joe in the ring, storms up and flexes, but fans boo now. Cage loves showing off, and he drags Joe up. Joe JABS! JABS! JABS! Cage SOBATS again! Cage runs, into a CHOP!

Joe atomic drops Cage, runs and BOOTS him down! SENTON! Cover, TWO! Cage is still in this and Joe is frustrated. Fans rally up as Joe drags Cage up. Joe whips Cage into the corner, then POWERSLAMS on the return! Cover, TWO! Joe is a bit surprised by that and Nana is upset, too. Joe drags Cage up, reels him in, but Cage wrenches out to JUMP KNEE! And SUPERKICK! Joe ends up on ropes, Cage dials it up, 619!! Cage goes up a corner, for a TWISTING ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO!!! Joe survives and Nana is going nuts! The ref defends his count but Cage drags Joe up. Cage wrenches, hooks, but Joe throws down elbows.

Cage knees back, wrenches and pump handles, to flip Joe for the DRIVER! Cover, TWO!!! Joe still survives and Nana cannot believe it! But Cage aims, runs, spins, but Joe ducks to get the SLEEPER! But Cage OLYMPIC SLAMS free!! Cage runs, DISCUS LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!?! Nana is stunned all over again! Cage signs the death warrant, he drags Joe up and fireman’s carries, but Joe slips off to SLEEPER! Cage tries to throw Joe but Joe shifts arms! COQUINA CLUTCH!!! Cage TAPS, Joe wins!!

Winner: Samoa Joe, by submission (still ROH World Television Champion)

Joe wins, but here come the Gates of Agony! Liona & Kaun attack Joe and fans boo! Nana tells Joe this is what he gest, but here comes WARDLOW!! The AEW TNT Champion is here to back up his tag partner and run off the Embassy! Wardlow almost gets a hand on Cage, but Cage and the GOA get away. Wait, creeping up from behind, it’s POWERHOUSE HOBBS! A SPINEBUSTER for Wardlow!! Hobbs picks up the TNT belt and holds it over Wardlow! Is this a glimpse into a future chapter in the Book of Hobbs?


My Thoughts:

A great episode here, with quite a bit set up for the following weeks, and even some for Full Gear. Good promo from Storm and Hayter, and Storm sure ends up in a lot of “We used to be friends” feuds. Hayter & Britt are definitely going to win against Skye & Rayne, so that’s momentum for Hayter. And Britt choosing to not join Renee and Saraya in their interview was a very in-character Heel move. This is of course just propelling things closer and closer to Saraya’s return match being against Britt, and that could be a big moment for Full Gear. I can’t say whether Hayter beats Storm or not, but I would think Saraya’s first match back is going to be a win.

Great opening match from Darby and Allin, even with all the overbooking, but I would not have guessed that they’d pull an nWo Sting with Cole Karter, or that Jeff Jarrett would join Lethal here in AEW. Karter being fake Sting fell flat as could be because who even cares about Karter here in AEW? But Jarrett joining in was at least surprising. Jarrett VS Sting is going to be a thing, and that’ll be fun for old time’s sake. And great stuff out of Moxley VS Moriarty. I did like that Moxley’s promo implied the door’s always open to the guys Bryan mentioned, if they just come to their senses and get vicious as hell. Ethan attacking Moxley indicates he’ll be a frontrunner in the world title eliminator tournament, and maybe this will be Ethan’s push he’s been waiting for.

I’m actually rather surprised we didn’t see MJF at all tonight, but Regal did shout him out in his own promo. Regal of course predicts Moxley winning but who knows what’ll happen at Full Gear. We got a great segment from The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn, and of course Billy’s biological sons took offense when Bowens suggested adoption. We’re definitely getting a Six Man Tag of The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass VS The Firm’s Gunns & Morrissey. Then that’ll lead into FTR VS Gunns at ROH Final Battle in December.

And on the other side, we got a good promo with Rick Ross, Keith Lee & Swerve to address how messed up that was for Swerve to break Billy’s fingers. I wonder if Rick Ross was the cameraman… But anyway, this just adds to Keith not wanting to tag with Swerve over how he’s the Heel in this. Can’t wait to see how that goes in the title match, that’ll be another show stealer at Full Gear like it was at All Out. That will definitely be The Acclaimed’s win as Keith & Swerve are probably going to fall apart as a team during the match.

Great vignette for the House of Black, it definitely dismisses any thoughts that Malakai was leaving. Maybe they make their presence known again at Full Gear for either the tag or trios titles. And a good little video for The Elite where they’re again making a point of AEW trying to be AEW without them. The video being specifically about the trios titles could be foreshadowing that their return will be all about the trios titles so that they can get those belts back and have the fun they were meant to. And Cabana being Jericho’s surprise opponent was great, because one: I’ve been missing Cabana. And two: it’s a sign that CM Punk is out, so Cabana can come back without stress.

But of course Jericho wins, he’s going to keep this Ring of Jericho thing going. But the BCC being united going after the JAS and saving Ian was cool. Maybe we get a Six Man Tag, then who knows, maybe we get Yuta VS Garcia for the Pure title again, maybe Yuta moves up to go after Jericho since Jericho wants after all former ROH title holders, and Yuta counts since he had the Pure Championship before Garcia. I would love if Jericho faced Rush, that’d be really good stuff. Hell, let’s bring in Minoru Suzuki since he was a former ROH World TV Champion. Or Jeff Cobb, he was also one. Any of those names would be fun stuff against Jericho, and their factions would work against JAS.

The TBS Championship match was of course a whole lot of nothing given the story of Nyla holding onto the belt while Jade still has the title. Nyla was pretty funny on the mic, though. And though Kiera tried, she’s one third Nyla’s size so she wasn’t going to snatch that belt back. This obviously culminates at Full Gear, we’re either seeing 42-0 (unless AEW pads Jade’s numbers with Dark and Elevation again) or we’re seeing Jade take her first loss because Nyla and Vickie are playing the distraction game better than Jade and The Baddies. And I really hope Jade and Nyla get to give us a match that steals the show, both are such great characters and impressive athletes, they deserve nothing less.

Awesome stuff out of the All-Atlantic Championship. For one, great Triple Threat, I do like that AEW is having this title be that competitive. Then we got a great return from Jungle Boy, he took it to Luchasaurus and that grudge match is coming around. And of course, Pac is trying to have the others join in on blurring the lines, but Fenix & Penta aren’t having it. If The Elite really are coming back for the trios titles, maybe Death Triangle falling apart is the reason The Elite beats them in the match. But Cassidy winning is great, and I could NOT have guessed Shibata would show up. Cassidy VS Shibata is great stuff, but I’m thinking Pac has to screw that match up. Shibata feels bigger than the All-Atlantic title, and it just makes sense that Cassidy VS Pac happens one more time to put things to bed.

And we got great stuff in the main event for the ROH World TV title. Joe VS Cage was a great match but naturally, Joe wins. The Embassy keeps wanting after the ROH titles, because duh, they’re going to be a big part of ROH’s revival. Hobbs attacking Wardlow was also a natural move, and Hobbs VS Wardlow has to be for Full Gear, too. Who knows how things go, but it would be awesome for Hobbs to get that title, he’s put in great work.

My Score: 8.7/10


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

Rumble, bad man, rumble!

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The tenth edition goes the X-tra mile!

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW Collision bleeds over a bit.

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

 

Backstage interview with Hook and Katsuyori Shibata.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

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

 

Backstage interview with Rocky Romero.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

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

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.6/10


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

The Don Callis Family is out for blood!

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Will the Blackpool Combat Club survive this Collision?

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

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The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Toni Storm, Mariah May & Luther.

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

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

 

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite.

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

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

 

Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor Promotions!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Athena & Billie Starkz.

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

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

 

Backstage interview with The Undisputed Kingdom.

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

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

 

Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by submission

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

 

Pac speaks.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Red Velvet.

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

 

Mark Briscoe speaks.

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

 

Tony Schiavone is on stage.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Deonna Purrazzo speaks.

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

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

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

 

The Don Callis Family speaks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.7/10


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