Who’s hungry for gold?
Full Gear was full of surprises, but Dynamite is bringing a feast for the eyes! Will Chris Jericho keep #THEOCHO alive against Stone Pitbull, Tomohiro Ishii?
- AEW All-Atlantic Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Jake Hager; Cassidy wins and retains the title.
- AEW World Title Eliminator Finals: Ethan Page VS Ricky Starks; Starks wins and has an AEW World Championship match at Winter is Coming.
- AEW World Trios Championships Best of Seven, Match 2: Death Triangle VS The Elite; Death Triangle wins and leads the series 2-0.
- Triple Threat Tag: Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter w/ Rebel VS TayJay VS Willow Nightingale & Sky Blue; Britt & Hayter win.
- ROH World Championship: Chris Jericho VS Tomohiro Ishii; Jericho wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
William Regal is in the ring!
Fans boo as he says, “Ladies and gentlemen, would you like to hear from your new world champion, Mr. Friedman?” Fans cheer that! Well, we will hear from him, next week. Fans boo again. Regal says that Mr. Friedman has no time for such places as… Where are they again? Chicago? Oh… Fans chant, “We Want Punk!” but Regal says MJF is on the set of a major motion picture. Fans are surely all wondering, “What is the union between Mr. Friedman and myself?” Fans chant “F U REGAL!” and he just smirks. “So uncouth.” But Regal says he’ll tell us this: a number of weeks ago, Regal sent an email to MJF that we will not be privy to until next week when MJF explains everything.
So next week on Dynamite, the Devil Himself, your NEW AEW World Champion, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, will be here. But someone who is here now is MOXLEY! The former AEW World Champion goes to the ring from the crowd, staring the snarling Sir William Regal down. Fans tell Regal, “YOU F’D UP!” as Moxley gets ever closer. Moxley slowly steps into the ring, but then Bryan Danielson rushes out here! Bryan keeps Moxley from getting at Regal and fans boo! Moxley shoves Bryan but Bryan stands his ground between Moxley and Regal. Bryan gets the mic to say, “Hey! Hey! Hey, listen, Mox. Listen, listen. Hey!”
Bryan says he doesn’t know why Regal did that, and it was a bad thing, but they’ve all done bad things! Fans boo because this was really bad. But Bryan asks Moxley to please not go after Regal. Regal has a bad neck and two bleeds on his brain, Moxley can’t hurt Regal. Moxley stands down, but he is pacing with the bottled up anger. Fans still want Moxley to hit someone. Bryan SLAPS Moxley, and then he apologizes! Bryan then gets on his knees to BEG Moxley to listen! Bryan knows the fans are booing but the struggles that Moxley has dealt with, Bryan’s dad struggled with those same things. This is more than just wrestling.
Bryan says when his dad had those struggles, Bryan didn’t understand. There was only one person who could teach him how and that was Regal. Bryan wants Moxley to tune the fans out and listen to just him. Because of Regal, Bryan could understand his father’s struggles. And for the last ten years of his life before he passed, Bryan was there to love his father, because of Regal! Now just imagine, please, just try to imagine someone teaching Moxley’s daughter to love him in spite of his struggles. Fans call BS but Bryan asks Moxley to spare Regal for Bryan’s sake. Bryan loves Regal. Fans boo that, too.
Moxley sighs and leans against the ropes. Fans keep telling Moxley to go after Regal and Moxley can’t tune them out. Moxley glares at Regal but he looks at Bryan. He takes the mic, Bryan steps aside, and Moxley steps right up to Regal as he says, “Your Lordship… I only want one thing from you. I want you to run. Run far away, as far away as you can, and you never, EVER come back. Right now. Walk. And keep on walking.” Moxley drops the mic, that is his one and only warning. Regal steps out of the ring and fans tell him to GTFO. Regal leaves, being spared from the Maniac’s rage. Fans sing “NANA NA NA, HEY HEY HEY, good bye~!”
Moxley is still rather red, but this was the best he could do to show mercy to Regal. As for MJF, will Moxley hunt him down the moment he’s in an arena?
Backstage interview with Keith Lee.
Renee Paquette tells him the cameras are live, and says we all saw what happened at Full Gear. Where is Keith’s head at after this all came to a head? Keith sighs, but then Swerve steps in. Renee lets them talk in private, and Keith tells Swerve to choose his words wisely. Swerve takes off his sunglasses, Keith takes off his jacket. Swerve looks to the camera, and covers it up. “Let’s talk.” “Without that, huh? Okay.” Is the team formerly known as Swerve In Our Glory still a team at all? Or will they come to an understanding off camera?
AEW All-Atlantic Championship: Orange Cassidy w/ Best Friends VS Jake Hager w/ The Jericho Appreciation Society!
Freshly Squeezed is coming off a big Ten Man Tag win with his Best Friends, but now he’s back to being a fighting champion. Will Cassidy be able to hold onto the title? Or will Rock Hard Hager make everyone APPRECIATE him?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if, uh… Whatever.
The bell rings, Cassidy steps to Hager, takes off the sunglasses and gives them to the ref. But Hager takes the glasses to put them on! They do go well with the bucket hat. Cassidy grabs for the hat but Hager won’t let him touch it. So Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets! Cassidy unleashes the “devastating” shin kicks! But Hager swings, only for Cassidy to dodge and SHOTGUN! And kip up! But Hager CLOBBERS Cassidy! Hager talks trash as Cassidy flounders to the corner. Hager storms up, whips corner to corner, but Cassidy tumbles up and out. Cassidy ducks the clothesline to bump Hager off buckles! The purple hat goes flying!
Fans fire up as Hager stares at the hat on the mat. Hager grabs Cassidy with both hands to throw him! Cassidy holds the ropes and he dumps Hager out! Cassidy then sees the hat, and he picks it up! Angelo Parker runs in, OLE as Cassidy baits him with the hat. Matthew Menard runs in, OLE again! Cassidy goes to put the hat but Daniel Garcia snatches it away! Fans boo and Cassidy frowns. Rocky Romero trips Garcia up! And Cassidy has the hat! He ROCKS Hager, DIVES, but Hager catches him! Hager POSTS Cassidy, to then FLAPJACK him on the apron! Parker puts the hat back on Hager! Hager says don’t touch his hat, and AEW goes picture in picture.
Hager flexes while Parker “kicks dirt” at Cassidy. Hager and Garcia secret handshake and then Hager drags Cassidy up. Hager puts Cassidy in the ring, drags him up, and wraps on a BEARHUG! Cassidy endures as Hager carries him around, and then Hager RAMS Cassidy into buckles! Cassidy throws elbows but Hager holds on. Cassidy grabs the hat! Hager thrashes Cassidy around for that! Cassidy drops the hat so Hager drops Cassidy. Hager puts the hat back on, then stalks Cassidy to a corner. Hager digs his knee in, the ref counts, so Hager switches to a boot. The ref still counts, Hager lets off, and both Menard and Parker talk trash at Cassidy.
Best Friends run Parker & Menard off, but Hager drags Cassidy up to put him through ropes. ROPE GUILLOTINE! Hager drags Cassidy away to a cover, TWO! Hager keeps cool and sits Cassidy up for a motorcycle stretch. Cassidy endures, fights up, and goes to put his hands in his pockets! Hager stops him, Cassidy keeps trying! They fight for control, but Hager lets Cassidy go to throw him down by his hair! The ref reprimands but Hager soaks up the heat. Hager kneels on Cassidy as Dynamite returns to single picture. Cassidy keeps his shoulders up so Hager kicks him around. Hager then whips Cassidy up and out, only for Cassidy to skin the cat!
Hager CLUBS Cassidy’s hand, KICKS the other, then ROCKS Cassidy! But Cassidy trust falls with Best Friends! They catch him and help him down. Hager runs in and BLASTS Best Friends! But Cassidy DIVES! Direct hit and Hager hits railing! Cassidy puts Hager in, the JAS go after Cassidy, so Cassidy springboard CANNONBALLS! Cassidy hurries up the corner, leaps at Hager, but Hager catches him again! Hager pops Cassidy around to a suplex, but STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE hits! Cassidy runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirl DDT on the hat! Cover, TWO! Hager is still in this but Cassidy crawls to the corner.
Fans rally up as Cassidy takes off the armband! Cassidy gives the lazy thumbs up, runs in at Hager, but Hager catches him for an URENAGE! Cover, TWO! Cassidy survives and Hager is furious! Hager puts the hat back on and he stomps away on Cassidy. Hager runs corner to corner, HAGER BOMB, but he blocks the boots! ANKLE LOCK!! Cassidy flails around and reaches out but Hager holds on. Cassidy rolls, kicks away but Hager still holds on. So Cassidy throws the hat! Hager ROCKS Cassidy and gets the hat back. ORANGE PUNCH!! Hager is still up so Cassidy victory rolls, Cassidy wins!!
Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall (still AEW All-Atlantic Champion)
Hager’s obsession with his hat costs him, and the champion is still Freshly Squeezed! And of course, Best Friends GROUP- NO, The Factory’s music cuts off the hug! QT Marshall says after Full Gear, there’s a lot of unfinished business. It seems Cassidy has no problem giving out title shots one after another, so… Wait, QT’s mic dies on him. QT still rants as he storms up to the ring, but then the lights turn off! Eerie music plays, and when the lights come back up… JULIA HART is on stage! And she calls forth THE HOUSE OF BLACK!! They’re IN THE RING!! They attack Best Friends!!
The Factory are in shock, but they stay back as Buddy Matthews, Brody King & Malakai Black kick out Best Friends! Fans fire up and The Factory applauds, too. But then the House of Black goes after The Factory! Malakai BOOTS QT, Buddy & Brody BLAST Karter and Johnson! Comoroto gets in but Brody CLOBBERS him! The destruction continues on the outside as the House of Black goes after anyone and everyone they can get their hands on! Referees and presumably the AEW Dark card rush out, but they all get destroyed, too! Malakai tosses one pour soul OFF the ramp! Julia smiles and fans fire up as the House of Black stands tall.
But they’re not done, either! Buddy brings a security guard over, and with Brody, they get him up for the DANTE’S INFERNO on the stage!! Malakai gets a mic and says, “Members of the House of Black… Please rise.” Fans cheer this devastating return, who will the House of Black tear down next?
AEW share “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry’s thoughts from after his Steel Cage Match.
“That was my best friend in the entire world, and at the same time, he’s hurt me worse than almost anybody that I’ve ever met. But at the same time, it was also cathartic to be out there, because all that pain and resentment, it came out. As much as he’s put me through, and as much as I resented him and wanted to kill him, I felt in a way, that we again shared a moment that neither of us will ever forget, and I’m glad that I got to share it with him. And I’m glad I won. I kicked your ass.”
AEW World Title Eliminator Finals: Ethan Page w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Ricky Starks!
The tournament was meant to end at Full Gear, but things happen, and Absolute Ricky Starks couldn’t wrap things up until last Saturday. But now, he and All Ego battle for the chance at the AEW World Championship! Who will MJF be facing when Winter is Coming?
But as the introductions are being made, Stokely has the music stop. “Give it up for the future number one contender for the AEW World Championship, All Ego, Ethaaaaaaaan… PAAAAGE!” Fans boo and Ethan asks, “Oh, you guys don’t like that? You guys think Ricky Starks is gonna win tonight? Well, listen up! When Ricky Starks is in the middle of this ring crying after I beat his ass, all you Chicago babies can join in and cry like the losers you all are!” Fans boo, but then Starks makes his entrance! Fans cheer, but with as much tape as is on Starks, maybe Ethan has a point. The bell rings, fans rally for Ricky as he circles with Ethan.
Ethan and Starks feel things out, knuckle lock, but Ethan kicks him in the bad ribs. Ethan then lounges on the top rope to mock Starks. Starks and Ethan circle again, Starks waistlocks. Ethan wrenches out and hammerlocks, then he CLUBS Starks. Starks staggers away to a corner and Ethan talks trash. Ethan does jumping jacks to mock Starks, then he and Starks circle again. Starks kicks and CLUBS and CLUBS and CLUBS Ethan! Starks ROCKS Ethan to a corner, fires off hands from all sides, then rains down more fists! Fans fire up as the ref pulls Starks away! Ethan shakes out the cobwebs, and RAMS into the bad ribs!
Ethan bumps Starks off buckles, ROCKS him and follows him to the corner. Ethan ROCKS Starks, RAMS into him, then RAMS into him again! Ethan talks trash to the fans at home, but Starks CHOPS back! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Starks whips corner to corner but Ethan reverses. Starks goes up but Ethan KICKS him out of the air! Stokely cheers and Ethan stomps away on Starks in the corner. The ref counts, Ethan lets off, and Starks staggers away. Ethan has Starks in another corner, KNEES him low, then brings him out. Ethan KNEES Starks low again, soaks up the heat, and fans continue to rally for Starks.
Ethan talks trash on Starks, runs the ropes, but Starks SPEARS Ethan! Fans fire up but both men are down as that took a lot out of Starks, too! Starks flops out of the ring, Ethan goes out after him. Ethan kicks Starks in the ribs, drags him up and RAMS him into railing! Ethan brings Starks along as AEW goes picture in picture.
Ethan RAMS Starks into steel steps! Starks falls back, clutching ribs and shoulder. Ethan soaks up the heat again while the ref checks on Starks. Starks is somehow okay to continue, so Ethan drags Starks up. Ethan DROPS Starks on the railing! Starks is stuck halfway into the front row, but Ethan drags him back. Ethan puts Starks in the ring, stomps him around, and he soaks up more heat as Starks winces from the pain. Ethan stomps Starks, drags him up, but Starks CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS again! Starks runs, but Ethan catches the crossbody to a BACKBREAKER! Ethan springboard STOMPS Starks in the ribs! And again!
Ethan digs his heel into Starks’ body but the ref counts. Ethan lets off, drags Starks back up, and reels Starks in to suplex high and hard! Starks crawls away to a corner while Ethan grins and flexes. Ethan swaggers over to Starks, brings him up, but Starks CHOPS and ROCKS Ethan! Dynamite returns to single picture as Starks throws shot after shot! Starks CHOPS again, Stokely is furious, but Starks ROCKS Ethan in the corner. Ethan ROCKS and CLUBS Starks back, then whips him to a corner. Starks reverses and Ethan hits buckles! Starks runs, Ethan ducks and kicks low. Ethan whips, Starks slips around and hits a TORNADO, but Ethan hangs Starks out to dry!
Starks flops to the apron but Ethan goes out to join him. Ethan drags Starks up, fireman’s carries, but Starks throws elbows! Starks gets in the ring, ROCKS Ethan with a forearm, and Ethan goes to the floor. Fans fire up as Starks builds speed! Starks DIVES, but Stokely saves Ethan! Starks crashes ‘n’ burns and shouts in pain! Ethan and Stokely high-five, but the ref EJECTS Stokely! Ethan and Stokely are furious but the fans love it! Ethan assures Stokely that he can handle this from here, and he drags Starks into the ring. The ref checks on Starks but he’s somehow okay. Ethan climbs, Starks gets up and ROCKS Ethan!
Starks climbs up but Ethan throws hands back. They brawl up top, Starks CLUBS Ethan then throws down fists. Ethan throws body shots back! Ethan scoops Starks but Starks throws elbows! Starks is on the ropes again as eh throws forearms. But Ethan ROCKS Starks, ROCKS him again, but Starks ROCKS Ethan back! Starks stands on the very top!? SUPERPLEX!! Both men are down and fans fire up! Starks crawls but Ethan sits up. Ethan kicks but Starks blocks to throw haymakers! Starks gets around to fire off more shots! Starks ROCKS Ethan, kicks him low, then whips him to ropes. Ethan reverses but Starks returns with a SWINGING NECKBREAKER!
Fans fire up and Starks pumps himself up! Starks drags Ethan up, uses the ropes, TORNADO DDT! Stack cover, TWO!! Ethan is still in this but Starks is too hurt to be frustrated. Starks throws off his elbow pads, drags Ethan back up, and he underhooks the arms! But Ethan RAMS Starks into the corner! And DECKS Starks with a forearm! RIPCORD POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Starks survives but Ethan slashes his throat! Ethan roars and drags Starks back up to gut wrench. Starks slips off to schoolboy, TWO!! Ethan BOOTS Starks, ROUNDHOUSES, and then runs, but Starks dodges! SPEAR!!
Fans fire up as Starks fires up in a corner! ANOTHER SPEAR!! Cover, Starks wins!!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the AEW World Championship)
That was absolutely a gutsy performance! And now, in three weeks, Starks gets his shot at the champion, Maxwell Jacob Friedman! Will Starks make MJF look like a transitional champion? Or will MJF be better than Starks, and you know it?
“Waking up Sunday morning, the reality that I was no longer TNT Champion settled in. I was very angry. And I went back to see what exactly happened, because last thing I knew, I was powerbombing Hobbs multiple times, doing what I always do, finishing the symphony and win. Watched the video back, and I see now that it got interrupted by a belt shot to the back of my head. Samoa Joe, you are not the most dangerous man in the room. You are not the TNT Champion, I am. And this is Wardlow’s World.” Will Wardlow hunt down #TwoBeltsJoe and take his belt back?
AEW shares video of the “encounter” between Jade Cargill and Bow Wow.
The UNDEFEATED TBS Champion and her Baddies were celebrating her 42nd win and her regaining physical possession of the belt. However, them ushering people out of the way at the Millennium Tour red carpet got Bow Wow’s attention. Bow Wow had his security usher them out, which got Jade all heated.
Backstage interview with Jade Cargill & The Baddies.
Renee is with Jade, Kiera Hogan, Leila Grey, and the returning Red Velvet, and asks them all about what exactly happened with Jade and Bow Wow. No comment. No more clout for that “whack ass rapper.” But Jade is happy to finally have the belt back, with no help at all… Kiera and Leila look to the side while Velvet shrugs. But more importantly, Velvet IS back! And to celebrate, it’ll be a Baddie-bration next week in Indianapolis. Wait, why not tonight? Because been here, done that, whack town, moving on. As for Jade’s legal matters, Mark Sterling is back on retainer.
Smart Mark steps in and says, “As far as the Bow Wow situation is concerned, Jade Cargill’s official statement is, ‘No comment.'” Velvet likes that. Now, time to plan the party. They need balloons, champagne, cake, all green! The Baddies head out but Jade has Kiera stay back. Sterling has a document for her to sign? Kiera is agreeing to the assessment that she did not live up to her end of the deal, and as far as anyone is concerned, Kiera is NOT a Baddie. What?! Kiera gets kicked out just as Velvet comes back to the fold! What is Kiera to do now that she’s been kicked to the curb?
AEW World Trios Championships Best of Seven, Match 2: Death Triangle VS The Elite!
If you’re wondering when the first of this series started, it was at Full Gear. Rey Fenix gave in to the dastardly ways of The Bastard and used the bell hammer against Kenny Omega to secure the win, but that doesn’t sit well with Tony Khan. Will The Cleaner & Young Bucks correct another wrong done to them? Or will Fenix, Penta & Pac go up 2-0 already?
Chicago is chanting for “CM PUNK!” as The Elite make their entrance. Don Callis joins commentary again to put over the God of Wrestling, Kenny Omega. Pac has a face brace given the broken nose he suffered at Full Gear. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and it’s time for round two! Omega steps right up to Fenix given the hammer shot, and he shoves Fenix! Fenix says it’s what the Elite would’ve done! Omega sighs, shakes Fenix’s hand, and then hits a V-TRIGGER! Penta and Pac rush in but they get intercepted by the Bucks! The Bucks stomp and throw them out, then they help Omega stomp Fenix.
Fans boo hard, but Matt WRECKS Penta with a dropkick! Nick DECKS Pac, and Omega drags Fenix up. The Bucks coordinate, they put one out on Penta and Pac, for DOUBLE APRON POWERBOMBS! Omega whips Fenix to SKY HIGH SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Matt whips Penta into railing, then whips him back the other way! Penta runs back at Matt to SLINGBLADE! Nick FLYING RANAS Penta! But Pac runs in to SHOTGUN Nick! Omega DECKS Pac from the apron, and fans boo as he sets up. The Terminator Drums still start, and the Bucks set up the Bastard. Omega says night night, runs, but Fenix SOMERSAULT CUTTERS!
Fenix goes up and up to TORNILLO onto everyone!! Chicago is thunderous, and even sing “OLE~ OLE OLE OLE~!” as Fenix puts Omega back in. Fenix drags Omega up, tags Pac in, snapmare and Penta gets in. They KICK, KICK and KICK, then TRIPLE BASEMENT DROPKICK! Fenix drags Omega into position, Penta runs to wheelbarrow, VICTORY SPLASH MOONSAULT COMBO! Pac covers, TWO! Pac goes to a corner, springboards, but Omega gets under! Omega waistlocks, Pac switches, Omega switches, Pac switches back, Omega elbows out hard! Pac falls, clutching his busted nose, and the ref has Omega back off.
Omega argues with the ref, but Nick PENALTY KICKS Pac! Matt BLASTS the Lucha Brothers! Matt goes up top now and ARIHARA MOONSAULTS! Direct hit on the Lucha Bros, and Nick puts Pac in for Omega. Nick does his best Macho Man while Omega looms over Pac. Omega drags Pac up, Pac ROCKS Omega with forearms! Pac fires off hands, Omega hits back, but Pac ROCKS Omega! Pac runs in but Omega BOOTS him away! Omega runs to KOTARO KRUSHER! Cover, TWO! Omega is annoyed but he tags Matt in. Matt swaggers and jogs around Pac, before dropping the fist! AEW goes picture in picture as Matt stalks Pac to a corner.
Matt stands Pac up to DECK him with a right! Matt drags Pac back up, Nick waves him over, and Matt bumps Pac off Nick’s boot. Nick tags in, stomps Pac around, then he taunts Fenix & Penta with Latino Heat. Nick drags Pac up, Omega and Matt put their feet up, and Nick bumps Pac off both boots! Nick SPITS at Fenix! The ref has to keep Fenix back, and Nick drags Pac up. Tag to Matt, Matt fires up and aims, to slingshot and… Fall on his butt. Maybe copying Hangman is harder than he thought. Nick CLUBS Pac down and stomps him! Matt says his ankle gave out! Seems he’s mocking a certain someone with that.
Matt drags Pac up, grins, and bumps Pac off Nick’s and Omega’s boots! Tag to Omega and Omega says they’re going to go another round! They get fans to count along “FOUR!” but Pac throws body shots! Omega CLUBS Pac, whips him in, but Pac reverses! Omega hits the Bucks’ boots! And then the Lucha Brothers CLOBBER the Bucks! Dynamite returns to single picture, Pac crawls to his corner, but Matt trips Penta off the apron! Omega storms up on Pac, drags him up, and Omega wrenches Pac’s arm, to BITE it! The ref counts, Omega lets off and argues with the ref again. Pac goes to ropes, Omega runs over, but Pac sidesteps to SNAP GERMAN!
Fans fire up while Pac and Omega are both down. Pac crawls, Omega sits up, hot tags to Penta and Matt! Penta CROSSBODIES the Bucks! Then mule kick for Matt, wheelbarrow roll with Nick and DDT for Matt! Tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER for Nick! Tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER for Matt! Tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER for Omega! Fans are thunderous as Penta tags Fenix. Fenix goes up and up to FLYING ARM-DRAG Matt! Nick kicks Fenix to a corner but is put on the ropes! Fenix CHOPS Matt, knuckle locks and goes up and up again, SUPER STEINER for Nick! Matt SUPERKICKS Fenix! Fenix kips up to SUPERKICK back!
Fans are electric as everyone is down around ringside! Fenix and Matt crawl for their corners, hot tags to Pac and Omega! Omega swings but misses! Pac SOBATS, KICKS, “This is Awesome!” as Pac SOBATS again. Pac runs but into a cheap shot! Matt grins, Omega V-TRIGGERS from behind! SNAP DRAGON! Tag to Nick, tag to Matt, and the Bucks BLAST the Lucha Brothers. The Bucks sit Pac up, and they pull the face brace off!! The ref reprimands but it isn’t really illegal to do that. Pac throws body shots on Nick! And on Matt! Omega CLUBS Pac, then goes to the corner to tag back in. Omega then tags Matt back in, and all three surround Pac.
Pac sits up, the Elite fire sup, TRIPLE SUPERKICK! Cover, the Lucha Bros break it! The Bucks throw Penta out, then Fenix. Nick builds speed and goes up, up and ESCALARAS to take out the Lucha Bros! Matt tags Omega in and Pac is on the ropes. Omega says BANG and runs, V-TRIGGER!! Then the Electric Chair Lift, ONE-WINGED- NO! Pac slips off, kicks and whips but Omega reverses to fireman’s carry! Fans boo, he better not! GO TO SLEEP!!! Cover, TWO!?!? The Bastard survives and Omega is furious!! Omega tags Matt, Matt drags Pac up and Nick sets up on the apron. But Fenix tightrope walks to KICK Nick!
Pac victory rolls, TWO!! Omega runs in but Fenix dumps him out! Fenix DIVES to take out Nick and Omega at the ramp! Pac dodges Matt, waistlocks, but Matt gets to ropes. The ref is checking on everyone on the outside, Matt LOW BLOWS Pac! Fans boo and Alex Abrahantes points it out, but the damage is done! Matt gets the bell hammer! But Penta slithers up behind him to shout, “CERO! MIEDO!” But DOS HAMMERS! BAM to Matt!! Pac covers, Death Triangle wins!!
Winners: Death Triangle, by pinfall (lead the series 2-0)
Fenix and Penta argue about resorting to the hammers all over again, but in the end, they’re up big on The Elite! Will Death Triangle look to finish this off before the New Year? Or will Omega & The Bucks get on the board in Indianapolis?
Renee Paquette is on stage.
“Chicago, what a night we have had so far! Now, I am out here with a massive announcement that pertains to the Women’s Division. Due to the extent of the injuries to the AEW Women’s World Champion, Thunder Rosa, and the uncertainty of when she could return to action, AEW and Thunder Rosa have reached a mutual agreement. AEW management has been forced to ask Thunder Rosa to relinquish the championship. Thunder Rosa was a fighting champion for AEW, she is willing to step aside and forfeit the title to the benefit of AEW, but more importantly, to the benefit of all of the women of AEW.
“Now that being said, please join me in welcoming your NEW AEW Women’s World Champion, Jamie Hayter!” Fans cheer as the interim is no longer interim, and Hayter walks out on stage with Britt and Rebel. This is the Hayter Era and Renee congratulates her. How does she feel? Britt speaks up to say, “Renee, thank you for telling all these people what they already knew, and that is that Jamie Hayter is the undisputed AEW Women’s World Champion! And let me let you in on a little secret, Ne-Ne. We were never even considering the word ‘interim,’ it’s not even in our vocabulary. Now take this mic, step aside, and let the champ walk to the ring.”
Britt follows Hayter, and they’re ready to take on some hungry competition. Will “The Killer & The Pillar” crush the hopes of four contenders all at once? Or will someone snatch a golden ticket off Hayter on the way to the holidays?
Triple Threat Tag: Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter w/ Rebel VS TayJay VS Willow Nightingale & Sky Blue!
AEW returns as the Jericho Appreciation Society’s Brazilian Goddess and Star of the Show make their entrance. In this kind of Triple Threat, only two teams are legal at any time, so Tay steps to the champ! Tay and Hayter tie up, Hayter wrenches and wristlocks. Tay endures, pries free to wrench back and she hammerlocks. Tay then waistlocks, but Hayter headlocks back. Hayter hits a takeover, Tay rolls her to a cover, ONE! Hayter holds on, Tay fights up but can’t power out as Hayter holds on tight. Tay powers out to a headlock of her own, but Hayter powers out to run Tay over. Tay gets up into a kick and whip, and Hayter runs her over again.
Hayter hauls Tay up but Anna gets in! TayJay double suplex but Hayter fights that, to DOUBLE SUPLEX TayJay! Fans fire up and Hayter drags Tay up to SNAP HAMMER! Cover, TWO! Hayter drags Tay up, bumps her off buckles, and she tags Britt. Britt fires forearms on Tay, CHOKES her, and then lets off at the count. Hayter CHOKES Tay but Tay fights though. Britt full nelsons and snapmares Tay to a ghost pin, TWO! Britt fires forearms on Tay, whips her to ropes, then follows, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then SLINGBLADES! Cover, TWO! Britt brings Tay up, but Tay wrenches out to ROCK Britt! Tay brings Britt around, tags Jay, and they double suplex Britt!
Britt flounders to tag in Willow! Willow runs in but Anna ROCKS her first! Anna whips Willow to the corner, Tay whips her in, but Willow dodges Anna to ROCK Tay and whip her into Anna! Willow SANDWICHES then LARIATS TayJay! Snapmare and BOOT for Anna! Willow scoops Anna to SLAM her! Skye runs in to wheelbarrow with Willow, WHEELBARROW SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Willow frowns and brings Anny up. Willow whips, Anna reverses, and Tay gets a cheap shot in! Willow swings on Tay but Tay HOTSHOTS her! Anna THROWS Willow out hard, then Tay drags her up! Tay whips Willow hard into railing!
Anna soaks up the heat while Tay puts Willow in, and AEW goes picture in picture. Anna CHOKES Willow on the ropes, lets off as the ref counts, and she bumps Willow off buckles. Anna fires forearms, tags in Tay, and they pull Willow’s hair. Tay BOOTS Willow, then brings her around to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Tay is frustrated but she drags Willow up to CLUB away on her. Tay drags Willow up but Willow fires forearms back! Tay DECKS Willow! Tay drags Willow up, RAMS her into the corner, then tags Anna. Anna runs in to back elbow! Anna stands Willow up to dig her boot in! The ref counts, Anna lets off, and Willow fires off forearms!
Willow fireman’s carries but Anna slips off to ROCK Willow again. Anna kicks her around, then CHOKES Willow on the mat. The ref counts, Anna lets off, and she bumps Willow off buckles. Anna ROCKS Willow, CHOKES her, then tags Tay. Anna still CHOKES Willow until Tay stomps Willow down. Tay CHOKES Willow on the ropes! Tag to Anna, she drags Willow up, but Willow powers her way towards the DMD corner! Tay rushes in to CLUB Willow to stop that, then she takes over with the DD TAY! Cover, Britt breaks it! TayJay talk trash with Killer & Pillar, but Sky e tags in! Skye goes up, and CROSSBODIES TayJay!
Fans fire up as Chicago’s own SMASHES Jay! Dynamite returns to single picture, Skye whips and SHINING WIZARDS Jay at the ropes, then SUPERKICKS her down! Skye SUPER- NO, Jay blocks and spins Skye but Skye KICKS Anna down! Cover, Hayter breaks it! Hayter whips Jay to the corner, Britt tags in off Jay, and Hayter ELBOWS Jay down! Britt runs at Skye to spin her and FISHERMAN SCREW! But Willow is in to fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Jay rushes in to HOOK KICK! Hayter BOOTS Jay! Tay BOOTS Hayter! Skye and Tay DOUBLE LARIAT! They stay up, to DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSE!
Skye and Tay still stand, Skye SUPERKICKS Tay! Tay wobbles around, into the CODE BLUE!! But Britt SUPERKICKS Skye! Britt feeds Skye to the HATE BREAKER! Then CURB STOMP! Cover, Britt & Hayter win!
Winners: Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter, by pinfall
The Pillar & The Killer are still a successful tag team, and the Hayter Era begins! Who will be the first to step up to the new champion?
Backstage interview with FTR and Top Flight.
Renee is with “two of the best tag teams in all of AEW,” and Dante & Darius had something to say. But Dax Harwood speaks up first. He doesn’t throw out compliments a lot, but he must say, Darius had a string of bad luck but he’s always been impressive. And Top Flight with AR Fox almost became World Trios Champions last week. That impressed Dax, too. So what he wants from now on, for the next few decades to come, is Top Flight to take over tag team wrestling. Darius appreciates that, but there’s a reason Top Flight wanted to talk. And speaking of impressed, Top Flight’s been impressed with FTR for years.
Darius says it is a dream match, Top Flight VS FTR. So if they’re all impressed, FTR will put the ROH World Tag Team Championships on the line for Black Friday Rampage. Cash says they have always liked Top Flight, and they don’t say no to a fight. They’re on! They all shake hands, and Dante says, “Top Flight, out.” Dax says that’s clever, but that’s kinda FTR’s thing. Will the ROH World Tag titles still be FTR’s thing after the special afternoon Rampage?
The Acclaimed is here!
Max Caster & Anthony Bowens finally settled things with Swerve & Keith, and they’re still AEW World Tag Team Champions! Caster has a rap ready, “Acclaimed back at it with the story of the year, cuz we broke up Keith & Swerve at Full Gear. New champs, Hayter, MJF, but Acclaimed retained, we’re staying at the apex. You wanna shot, put your name on the ballot, and get your nuts slapped like Lethal & Jarrett! Yo, we cuttin’ all the dead weight. Chicago knows, it’s Acclaimed Every Wednesday!” Bowens says, “CHICAGOOOO~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Cut the music.” The music stops and fans sing, “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!”
Bowens says, “Chicago, it’s good to be back! And there’s’ a lot to be thankful for. It’s Thanksgiving Eve! Starting with Max and I retaining the AEW tag team titles, further proving that EVERYONE! LOVES! The Acclaimed! And not only that. My shoulder’s feeling better. But most importantly…” Billy Gunn unwraps the fingers! So of course, “SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS~!” But then Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh interrupt from the tron. Sonjay has them stop right there. Did he just hear their names come outta the Acclaimed’s mouths?! Lethal warns them to keep Jarrett’s name out their freakin’ mouths!
Speaking of, Double J steps into frame to say, “Listen up, Slap Max! And you two, Daddy Ass, and Junior Ass, and all you other AEW ass clowns! You wanna talk smack? Well Max, I’ll give you something to rap about. Acclaimed, you best be watching your backs.” Fans chant, “TNA SUCKS!” and Billy says, “Somebody get that old ass off my screen, would ya?” Fans cheer for that! Billy has pull around here cuz he’s Billy. And now, the moment everyone’s been waiting for… Chicago, SCISSOR TIME!! And the fingers scissor!! The Acclaimed doesn’t sweat Double J and Jay, but will the #LethalOutlaws come for the gold soon enough?
ROH World Championship: Chris Jericho VS Tomohiro Ishii!
The Wizard is still “Ring of Jericho” Champion after Full Gear because, whether he wanted to or not, Sammy Guevara played his part in that Fatal 4 Way. But now, the Stone Pitbull is coming after Le Champion! Will Ishii prove he’s not that Young Lion Jericho remembers? Or will Jericho check another name off the list?
The introductions are made by Bobby Cruise, the belt is raised, and we see if even Ishii must hail #THEOCHO!
The bell rings and Jericho already flips off Chicago. And then he flips off Ishii. Ishii just steps to Jericho, Jericho tells him he’s a BAKA KOUHAI (stupid junior), but then Ishii SLAPS him! Jericho snarls and SLAPS back! Ishii SLAPS, Jericho SLAPS, it’s a SLAP fight! SLAP SLAP SLAP SLAP SLAP and fans fire up as the shots keep going! Ishii ROCKS Jericho with that last one, then snapmares to KICK him! Jericho winces and rolls out of the ring. Ishii waits on Jericho, and even holds the ropes open for his senpai. Jericho doesn’t accept, he gets in on the other side. Jericho throws forearms but Ishii eggs him on!
Jericho throws forearm after forearm but Ishii doesn’t budge! Then Ishii starts throwing forearms in return! Fans fire up as the forearms go back and forth now! Forearm after forearm after forearm, but then Jericho gets the edge! Jericho runs, into a SAIDO! Ishii runs but Jericho avoids the sliding lariat! But Ishii blocks the Code Breaker! Ishii throws Jericho away, but Jericho ducks Ishii’s enziguri! Fans fire up as the two stand off. Jericho and Ishii check their cheeks, they circle again, and they tie up again. Jericho and Ishii are in a deadlock, Jericho headlocks, but Ishii powers out. They RAM shoulders, and they yell at each other!
Ishii runs, RAMS Jericho, then Jericho runs to RAM Ishii! Ishii rebounds to run Jericho over! Fans fire up and Ishii finally feels those collisions. Jericho goes to a corner, Ishii storms over, but Jericho SLAPS! SLAPS! SLAPS! Ishii just eggs Jericho on, then SLAPS back! And CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS and Ishii winces. Ishii CHOPS and Jericho sputters! Jericho CHOPS, Ishii CHOPS, and Jericho staggers back. Jericho snarls, CHOPS, but Ishii CHOPS back! Jericho CHOPS, Ishii CHOPS, repeat! They CHOP and CHOP and CHOP, then they both wobble as they clutch their stinging chests while AEW goes picture in picture.
Jericho CHOPS again, but Ishii CHOPS again! Jericho roars, CHOPS, CHOPS, and CHOPS! Ishii CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS in return! Jericho drops to his knees and Ishii finally feels the pain. Ishii taunts Jericho-senpai, and Jericho comes back to CHOP! Ishii CHOPS, the CHOP fight is back on! Jericho’s chest is bleeding from one spot! But Jericho still CHOPS Ishii! Ishii CHOPS back! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Ishii just keeps hitting that bloody spot! But Jericho CHOPS back! Ishii CHOPS again! Ishii eggs Jericho on, then CHOPS again! Jericho CHOPS, Ishii CHOPS, they just keep going!
Ishii CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Jericho wobbles to ropes but Ishii CHOPS him more and more! The ref warns about getting up high, but then Jericho blocks to COHP and CHOP and CHOP in return! Jericho’s arm is tiring out! But he still CHOPS! Ishii CHOPS, Jericho CHOPS, repeat! The CHOPS go harder and harder, and Chicago gives this a standing ovation! Jericho CHOPS, Ishii ROARS, Jericho CHOPS! Ishii CHOPS, Jericho CHOPS, and they CHOP as Dynamite returns to single picture! Jericho’s chest is so red, and not even from the blood! Fans hope they “CHOP FOREVER!” At this rate, they just might!
The CHOPS just keep going, and Jericho finally gets the edge! But Ishii just roars again! To CHOP Jericho off his feet!! Jericho sits up a bloody mess, Ishii rests against ropes, and fans are loving this. Jericho and Ishii get back up, to CHOP even more!! Ishii CHOPS Jericho to the corner, he keeps giving CHOPS, then he whips corner to corner. Jericho reverses, but Ishii comes back to run him over! Jericho goes to a corner, Ishii runs in and Jericho BOOTS him! Jericho runs to LARIAT Ishii into the corner! Jericho fires off point blank clotheslines over and over! Ishii sits but Jericho keeps after him with stomps!
The ref backs Jericho off, and he drags Ishii back up. Jericho CHOPS Ishii, then climbs up to rain down fists! Jericho goes all the way to nine but Ishii brings him out to POWERBOMB! Stack cover, TWO!! Ishii and Jericho are both down and fans rally up. Ishii rises first, and he waits on Jericho. Ishii runs, LARIATS, but Jericho stays up! Jericho eggs Ishii on, Ishii runs but Jericho BOOTS him! Ishii roars at Jericho, Jericho roars back! They both run, and Jericho CLOBBERS Ishii with the cross chop! Ishii is on the apron, Jericho triangle jumps, into an ELBOW from Ishii! Ishii drags Jericho up, to suplex!
Jericho fights the suplex, is on the apron, and he kicks low to APRON DDT!! Both men are down and fans lose their minds! The ring count starts while both men are down. Ishii stirs at 4 of 10, but Jericho slowly stands at 6. Jericho ROCKS Ishii, Ishii ROCKS him back, and they go forearm for forearm! They hear the count reach 9 and they both slide in! Jericho ROCKS Ishii, Ishii ROCKS Jericho, and the forearms keep going! Ishii falls, Jericho kicks him around! Jericho runs, into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Jericho gets up, he GERMAN SUPLEXES Ishii! But Ishii is up, only to run into another GERMAN SUPLEX!
Ishii is up! But hen he falls back down! Jericho LIONSAULTS! Cover, ONE?!?! Fans are thunderous and Jericho is shocked! Jericho ROCKS Ishii, and hits a CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!!! Ishii survives and no one can believe it! “This is Awesome!” as Jericho waits on Ishii. Ishii slowly rises, Jericho runs in, but Ishii swats the Judas Effect to HEADBUTT Jericho down! Fans are thunderous as Ishii roars again! Ishii sits Jericho up, runs and SLIDING LARIATS! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives but Ishii just roars again! Ishii drags Jericho up, but Jericho suplexes! Ishii fights that but Jericho trips him!
Jericho has the legs, he turns but Ishii bridges to throw Jericho! Ishii STEALS THE CODE BREAKER! Fans are thunderous and Ishii runs, to LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!!! Jericho is still in this! Ishii drags Jericho up, suplexes, but Jericho fights! Jericho wrenches, Ishii fires forearms and boxing elbows! ENZI- NO, Jericho blocks the kick! WALLS OF JERICHO!!! Ishii endures as Jericho sits deep! Fans are thunderous as Ishii crawls and claws around, but Jericho drags him away from ropes! Ishii still fights, tucks and rolls but Jericho throws down forearms! Jericho turns Ishii around again, LION TAMER!!! Ishii endures, but he FLIPS JERICHO OFF! Then he taps! Jericho wins!!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by submission (still ROH World Champion)
The Ocho did it without cheating! Jericho may not realize it, but he might be just as much a pro-wrestler as anyone! But he still wants after Ian Riccaboni!? Instead, CLAUDIO comes out to DECK Jericho! The Swiss Superman sends a message to Le Champion, we will see these two fight at Final Battle?
What a great post-PPV episode for AEW. When MJF wasn’t advertised for showing up tonight, I just knew he was doubling down on being a Heel by acting high and mighty now that he’s world champion. But we got a great segment from Regal, Bryan and Moxley. Moxley is understandably PISSED, and Bryan defending Regal was also great stuff. This isn’t necessarily Blackpool Combat Club breaking up so much as Regal defecting to MJF’s side, but this is just one more nail in the coffin. And they even kept “MJF never really fired The Firm” alive, since Starks won the Eliminator Tournament in a great match with Ethan Page. MJF VS Starks is going to be great stuff, and this whole MJF era is going to be a lot of fun.
I actually liked that Keith and Swerve didn’t argue or fight on camera, because this is a very creative take on a tag team breaking up. I feel like them reuniting as a team isn’t likely, but even if they do, it is only inevitable that they finally come to blows and have their own singles feud. Great stuff from Cassidy VS Hager, especially with all the antics surrounding the purple bucket hat. Cassidy retains, of course, but I like that the House of Black used this opportunity to return and just beat the crap out of everyone. I am thinking Malakai gets in on the All-Atlantic title, and we could see Buddy & Brody go for the tag titles.
Wardlow of course wants the TNT title, and I’m thinking they set up a match for Winter is Coming. Joe can go to Final Battle as a double champion, probably stay double champion, and then we’ll see if Wardlow can take the TNT title off Joe. Good promo from The Baddies but a shame that Kiera was the most loyal Baddie yet she’s the one getting kicked out. Maybe Kiera teams up with Diamante and they go after Jade together. It’s also great that the “interim” is gone, Hayter is THE champion (and apparently Toni Storm will be retroactively). Now all we need is her to break away from Britt. We did get a great Triple Threat Tag with Hayter and Britt winning, and I wonder if Britt ends up the #1 contender, compelling her and Hayter to have a match. After all, wins and losses matter.
Though, that doesn’t explain Lethal & Jarrett calling out The Acclaimed like they’re up next or something. Jarrett & Lethal lost to Sting & Darby, it should be Sting & Darby up next, except that not even AEW does Faces VS Faces or Heels VS Heels. Top Flight VS FTR is going to be awesome, but I think FTR wins, and then they can set up something for Final Battle. Still expecting it to be Austin & Colten Gunn, they have been getting at FTR so much that it just makes sense.
That Trios Championship Best of Seven match was awesome stuff, but also what a wild moment because fans were loud for both sides of the CM Punk argument. Most of Chicago was pro-Punk but there was still a vocal minority saying “F CM Punk.” The Elite added on by trolling Punk with mocking how Punk hurt himself doing the Buckshot and what not. To my surprise, The Elite didn’t win this one, either! And it was because Penta used a hammer! It seems all of Death Triangle is going to have to come to terms with Heel tactics if the team is to stick together. As for The Elite, they may have to keep an eye on those hammers. I’m thinking The Elite make a comeback no later than Winter is Coming. And I would think this goes all the way to the seventh match, that’s how epic these two teams are.
And that was an awesome main event! Jericho, for all his character’s talk of sports entertainment being superior, reminded everyone that he is an icon for a reason. He and Ishii really brought the Strong Style, but I had a feeling Jericho was going to retain. And Claudio clobbering Jericho as he was calling out Riccaboni was good stuff. Clearly, Claudio VS Jericho is happening at Final Battle, and that could be an epic match on the level of this main event. I honestly can’t be sure who else AEW can bring in for Jericho to face, but I can’t see Jericho losing the title just yet. Maybe the Jericho Appreciation Society will bring out a list of former ROH champions to face.
My Score: 9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Continental Classic Update! (11/27/23)
What a start to the tournament!
Did your picks win points?
The AEW Continental Classic is underway, with almost everyone competing. Check in here if you haven’t seen the winners and losers of week 1!
Here are your Gold League standings!
- Jon Moxley: 1-0, 3 points
- Swerve Strickland: 1-0, 3 points
- Jay White: 1-0, 3 points
- Rush: 0-1, 0 points
- Mark Briscoe: 0-1, 0 points.
- Jay Lethal: 0-1, 0 points
Here are your Blue League standings!
- Brody King: 1-0, 3 points
- Claudio Castagnoli: 1-0, 3 points
- Daniel Garcia: 0-1, 0 points
- Eddie Kingston: 0-1, 0 points
- Bryan Danielson: Yet to Compete
- Andrade El Idolo: Yet to Compete
Nothing too crazy, nothing too wild, this tournament only just got started. The only disappointing point is that they could not get Bryan “cleared to compete” Saturday night. Not sure how much of that is shoot given the bad eye, but this was kinda the problem of wanting him in the tournament over tons of other choices. Bryan wants to face Okada for WrestleKingdom 18, how is Bryan supposed to do that at his best if he’s also gonna be in a round robin, doing five top level matches in about as many weeks? And it takes away from Andrade being able to do something. Also a little surprised we didn’t even hear from Andrade on Saturday.
Now as we heard on Saturday, round two’s matches are set. Gold League will see Mark Briscoe VS Rush, White VS Swerve, and of course, Moxley VS Lethal. Nice variety there, a couple 0-1 guys facing off, as well as two 1-0 guys, and then 1-0 VS 0-1. No offense to Lethal, but he feels like an 0-2 going up against Moxley. Hard to call the other ones but that’s the fun of it. Meanwhile, Blue League sees Brody VS Claudio in a showdown to be 2-0, then Bryan and Andrade finally jump in, Bryan against Eddie and Andrade against Garcia. Sadly, feels like Eddie and Garcia are going 0-2, no way Tony Khan is booking Bryan and Andrade to lose their first shots.
In fact, that could be half the reason they did wait on those two, that’s almost too good for just a first round opener. But I still would’ve done it, same as NJPW does stuff like that for round robins, which this is all modeled after anyway.
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Reports! (11/25/23)
It’s a Continental Classic Collision!
The Blue League begins its round robin!
AEW’s Continental Classic began on Dynamite with the Gold League, and now Collision continues with the Blue League! But will Eddie Kingston make good on putting up his ROH World and NJPW Strong titles?
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Daniel Garcia; Claudio wins.
- 2v1 Handicap: “Killswitch” Luchasaurus VS “The Boys,” Brandon & Brent Tate; Luchasaurus wins.
- The House of Black VS Gravity & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes; The House of Black wins.
- AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Lady Frost; Julia wins and retains the title.
- FTR VS The Righteous; FTR wins.
- Keith Lee VS Lee Moriarty; Keith wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Eddie Kingston VS Brody King; Brody wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Eddie Kingston speaks.
“Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, so we’re doing this thing, right? Hey, everybody, we’re here at Collision, we’re ready for a fight! Let’s hurry this up, man. Brody, I’ll see you out there, partner.”
Brody King speaks.
“Pittsburgh, tonight is the start of the Continental Classic Blue League. Brody King VS Eddie Kingston. Violence is the answer. HOO!”
Daniel Garcia speaks.
“Claudio, you big doofus, what’s up? You remember me? I know you do. You’re familiar with my game, I’m familiar with your game. Let’s not talk too much. I’m sick of these people putting the camera to my face before my matches and after my matches. I’m ready to get into the ring and to win wrestling’s greatest tournament.” Red Death has his dukes up, is he going to dance all over the Swiss Superman? We’ll see right here to open the night!
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Daniel Garcia!
The bell rings, we’re on the clock towards the 20 minute time limit, and the two rush in. Claudio headlocks, Garcia powers out but Claudio runs him over. Things keep moving, Garcia jumps but into a scoop and BACKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Claudio is a bit surprised but he kicks Garcia around. Claudio scoops then SLAMS Garcia, then watches him go to a corner. Claudio runs in, but into a BOOT! And another BOOT! Garcia leaps on for a GUILLOTINE! But Claudio powers up to suplex Garcia up and over! Fans fire up while Garcia writhes and Claudio catches his breath. Claudio kicks Garcia around again but Garcia stands to CHOP!
Garcia CHOPS again! And CHOPS again! But Claudio UPPERCUTS him down! Claudio drags Garcia up, UPPERCUTS him in the corner, then CHOPS! Claudio UPPERCUTS again, but Garcia shakes his head. Claudio pushes Garcia around but Garcia throws elbows! And body shots! And forearms! Fans fire up with Garcia but Claudio UPPERCUTS him back down! Garcia goes to a corner, Claudio runs in but is put on the apron. Garcia swings but Claudio counter punches! But then Garcia ducks the next to have a SLEEPER! The ref counts, Garcia lets off and then he runs to KNEE Claudio off the apron!
Fans fire up and Garcia mocks the gun arms to then do his dance! Fans fire up more as Garcia goes out to fire off shots! And he sends Claudio into railing! Garcia fires fists, lets off and goes to the far side to give the kids a kiss. Then he SHOTGUNS Claudio down! Fans fire up as Garcia gets space again. Garcia runs back in, but Claudio catches him! Garcia throws hands but Claudio SWINGS Garcia into railing! And again! And again!! Fans are all fired up and Claudio lets off as Collision goes picture in picture.
Claudio gets a drink of water to refresh himself, then he drags Garcia up to put in the ring. Claudio stands on Garcia at the ropes, the ref counts but Claudio steps away. Claudio then stalks Garcia, HIP DROPS, and he clamps on a modified neck wrench. Garcia endures, fights up, and he throws body shots. But Claudio scoops to SLAM him! Claudio stalks Garcia, clamps onto an armlock, and he grinds the arm down. Garcia still endures, claws at Claudio’s face but Claudio grabs that arm to put Garcia into a straitjacket stretch! Garcia endures as it’s almost a crossface variation! Claudio squeezes tight, smothering Garcia with his own arms!
Garcia fights, gets to his feet, and he JAWBREAKERS free! Garcia fires boxing elbows, but Claudio UPPERCUTS him back down! Claudio soaks up the cheers and jeers, then clamps on the neck wrench again. Garcia endures, kicks and moves around, and Collision returns to single picture. Fans rally as Garcia stands, throws body shots and fires off to put Claudio on ropes! The ref counts, Garcia choke grips but Claudio breaks free. Garcia SLAPS Claudio, then whips. Claudio reverses, Garcia ducks ‘n ‘dodges, pop-up GUILLOTINE! Garcia pulls on Claudio’s head while he has the body scissors, but again Claudio powers up!
Claudio suplexes, but Garcia slips out to a REAR NAKED CHOKE! Claudio drops to a knee, his face is turning red, but then he stands up to RAM Garcia into buckles! But Garcia pushes Claudio to ropes, O’Conner Roll, TWO! ANKLE LOCK! Garcia has Claudio down but Claudio boots him away! Garcia rebounds, ROLING JACKKNIFE! TWO!! Claudio LARIATS Garcia down! Garcia shakes his head as he goes to a corner. Claudio runs in to UPPERCUT! Claudio UPPERCUTS again and again and again! The ref counts, Claudio reels Garcia in for a short arm LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Garcia survives and the fans rally up.
Claudio drags Garcia into position, HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Claudio then drags Garcia up, reels him in and tucks the arms, RICOLA- NO, sunset flip! TWO, but Garcia steps through! Claudio fights that to stand, and now he has the legs! SHARPSHOOTER!! Garcia endures as Claudio sits deep on the hold! Garcia fights his way forward, reaches out, but Claudio drags him away! Claudio sits down again, but Garcia fights and fights! Claudio drags him back again, but Garcia uses that to roll Claudio into a cradle! TWO, and POP-UP UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO?!? Garcia survives and stands up! But Claudio UPPERCUTS again!
Claudio reels Garcia in, RICOLA~ BOMB! Cover, Claudio wins!
Winner: Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Garcia earns 0)
Yuta returns from running away earlier, so that the Blackpool Combat Club can celebrate together. Bryan Danielson isn’t here tonight but he’ll also be competing in the Blue League later on, will the Blue League belong to the BCC?
Eddie Kingston speaks, again.
“Well, I guess the cold open wasn’t good enough. I’m just here so I don’t get fined. Jean Carlo, what do, how much, how long do I have? No, we’re good? Alright. You people want me to explain to you how much and how important this tournament is? I put two championships on the line in this tournament. The ROH World Championship, that my friends and my mentors have held. Low-Ki, Homicide, Xavier. I have now put up the NJPW Strong Openweight Championship. All I ever wanted to do in this business was to wrestle in Japan. And now I did that, and then I win a championship there and I put it on the line because I wanna make this tournament the most prestigious tournament in America.
“So, is that good enough for you guys? Cuz I gotta go get ready to beat up Brody King. This dude ain’t small, he ain’t no herb, so I gotta go get ready. I don’t wanna do this right now. Jean Carlo, how much longer do I have to talk? You’re not gonna tell me to wrap it up? There you go, ladies and gentlemen, it’s wrapped up. I’m out.” The Mad King has said all he needs to say, will he let his actions speak for him tonight?
2v1 Handicap: “Killswitch” Luchasaurus VS “The Boys,” Brandon & Brent Tate!
“Rechristened” by Christian Cage in honor of his finishing move, the Right Hand of Destruction looks to redeem himself in the eyes of Captain Charisma. But given his foul mood, will The Boys get the better of him?
The bell rings and Luchasaurus- er, Killswitch, BOOTS Brandon! And then grabs Brent to TOSS him into a corner! Killswitch fires off haymakers and uppercuts, then looms over Brent. He wheelbarrows to GERMAN SUPLEX Brent! Brandon returns, springboards, but into a choke grip! JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! And then another choke grip, for an APRON CHOKE SLAM!! Brandon writhes on the floor and “Killswitch” goes after Brent! Choke grip, and BLINDSIDE LARIAT! Cover, “Killswitch” wins!
Winner: “Killswitch” Luchasaurus, by pinfall
But he’s not done! He grabs chairs from under the ring! Fans boo because we know what this means! Wait, he sits one chair up? And he drags Brent up to CHOKE SLAM him on the chair! The seat is bent! Brandon returns, but Lucha-Killswitch drags him up. He has both Boys, but HERE COMES EDGE! We were going to hear from Adam Copeland at some point tonight, but he comes in from the crowd side to SMACK Luchasaurus with a chair! And again! And again! And again! Fans fire up with every shot from the Rated R Superstar! And then he rips off a crossbar! Fans fire up because he puts Luchasaurus in THE DEAL!!
Luchasaurus sputters, Captain Charisma is not here to save him! Though, would he? Edge puts one chair under Luchasaurus’s head, and then grabs the other! The fans are thunderous as Edge hits the CON-CHAIR-TO!! Wherever Christian Cage is, he must be devastated! W-wait, is Luchasaurus still getting up!? Since when has anyone ever done that!? Even Edge is shocked! So he CURB STOMPS him onto the chair!! Fans are thunderous again and they want that “One More Time!” Edge obliges, and he gives Luchasaurus a SECOND CON-CHAIR-TO!! Now Christian must be devastated! No Nick Wayne, no “Killswitch,” will Christian have to suffer the consequences of his actions?
Backstage interview with Adam Copeland.
Lexi Nari waits for Edge to come through the hallway. He turns the corner, and sees Lexi. He tells her to go so he can talk. Edge looks into the camera and says he’s looking “straight down the barrel at you, Jay.” Or is he Christian Cage? Or the Patriarch? All of this, what happened to Nick on Wednesday and to “Killswitch” just now, is Christian’s fault! All because of his insecurities! When Edge go there, Christian was afraid the people would just compare Christian to Edge again. That he’d be second fiddle, riding Edge’s coattails. Edge couldn’t care less about any of that!
Edge told Christian at the beginning that their friendship was more important than anything anyone could say! That it was more important than the business! But Christian couldn’t get past his own ego, could he? The night Edge arrived in AEW, Edge was going to Con-Chair-To Sting. Dynamite, he was gonna have Luchasaurus do that to Shayna Wayne! And Christian not so subtly told Edge the chances of them teaming up again. Christian put Beth’s name, his children’s names, in his stupid little mouth. And he knew Edge has a short fuse, he kept trying to light it and Edge kept resisting.
Until Christian said the one thing… That he was gonna break Edge’s neck, put him in a wheelchair, Edge drooling all over himself while his children looked at him and said their dad used to be something. So now this isn’t just about Edge, this is about his family! So now Edge is hunting Christian. He already has two heads on his wall. Christian can go to the hospital, ask his little Prodigy what happens when Edge snaps. Ask Killswitch, if he can still speak! Edge vows to change Christian’s soul, to hurt him, kick his face in. When Christian goes to bed at night and closes his eyes, Edge’s eyes will be what he sees, and the pain that Edge is going to bring to his world!
Edge doesn’t want to take the TNT Championship because it is the most important thing to Christian, and it is secondary to Edge. But he is still challenging Christian for Dynamite, December 6th in Montreal! Edge VS Christian for the TNT Championship! Edge will go places Christian can’t and never has because he doesn’t have it in him! Edge vows to take that title, but will he also take Christian’s soul?
The House of Black VS Gravity & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes!
The AEW World Tag Team Championships may not have come home with the Kings of the Black Throne, but the Dark Father and the Aussie Juggernaut look to rebuild momentum for another shot. Will they make their opponents #FadeToBlack? Or will The Astronaut & The Commander be able to fly high towards their own opportunity?
The teams sort out and Gravity starts against Buddy. The fans rally up as the two circle. They knuckle lock, then Buddy wrenches and wrangles Gravity. Gravity kips up, Buddy throws him down, but Gravity kips back up. Gravity wrenches, but Buddy breaks free to headlock. Gravity throws body shots, powers out, but Buddy runs Gravity over. Things speed up. Gravity hurdles then ducks ‘n’ dodges, only for Buddy to kitchen sink knee! Buddy drags Gravity up but Gravity blocks the whip to wrench. Buddy knees low, back suplexes, but Gravity lands on his feet! Gravity ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls to GERMAN SUPLEX!
Fans fire up and Gravity runs up on Buddy, but Buddy BOOTS him! Buddy tags in Malakai, drags Gravity up but blocks a kick, only for Gravity to ENZIGURI! Buddy falls out of the ring, and then Gravity builds speed. But Malakai gets in to catch him, pops him around, but Gravity arm-drags free! Malakai comes back to fire off knees, then shoves, only for Gravity to BOOT! Komander tags, Gravity runs in but Malakai scoops. Gravity slips free, Malakai elbows him, but Gravity handsprings in slow-motion! Only for Malakai to BOOT him down! But Komander springboards in to FLYING RANA! Fans fire up and Komander whips!
Malakai reverses, Komander ducks ‘n ‘dodges and FLYING ENZIGURIS! Komander hurries to torture rack, but Buddy distracts! Komander lets Malakai go, Buddy backs off, and Komander turns around. Malakai BOOTS the clothesline to HEEL KICK Komander! Then he BOOTS Gravity for good measure! Buddy HOTSHOTS Komander into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Komander survives but Malakai drags him up and bumps him off buckles. Fans rally and Malakai stomps a mudhole in as Collision goes picture in picture.
The ref counts, Malakai lets off and tags Buddy in. Buddy drags Komander up, snapmares him and KICKS him in the back! Buddy then runs to PENALTY KCIK and drop the KNEE! Cover, TWO! Komander hangs tough but Buddy drags him up. Buddy hoists Komander up to hang him out to dry! Tag to Malakai, they CLUB away on Komander, then Malakai KICKS Komander. Malakai then hip tosses Komander in! Cover, TWO! Malakai drags Komander up, whips him to ropes, and CLOBBERS him! Malakai drags Komander to a corner, TWO! Malakai clamps on for a chinlock and he grinds Komander down.
Komander endures, fights up, but Malakai knees low! Malakai whips Komander to ropes, but Komander sunset flips! Malakai stays up and Collision goes to break!
Collision returns, Buddy has Komander down with a chinlock, but the fans rally up. Komander fights up to throw body shots, then JAWBREAKERS! Buddy wobbles, Komander runs in but Buddy catches him! And RAMS him into the House of Black’s corner! Tag to Malakai, and the House double suplex. But Komander slips free! The House reels him in, double back suplex, but he lands out again! Komander ducks ‘n ‘dodges to hot tag Gravity! GAMANGIRI for Malakai, GAMANGIRI for Buddy! DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Gravity SLAPS and CHOPS on repeat! Gravity LARIATS Buddy to a corner, then SPLASHES Malakai int he other!
Another clothesline for Buddy, then Gravity blocks a boot! But Malakai kicks Gravity away, Buddy brings him back in, KNEE right to the head! The ref checks Gravity but somehow he is still in this. Komander sneaks a tag while the House regroups, and Komander goes up. DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICK! Fans fire up as Komander tilt-o-whirl DDTS Buddy! And then he ducks The Black Mass to shove Malakai into buckles! Torture rack and GUT BUSTER DROP!! Cover, TWO! Malakai is still in this but Abrahantes coaches Komander. Komander puts Malakai in the drop zone and calls his shot! But Buddy distracts again!
The ref reprimands, but Malakai is up to ROUNDHOUSE Komander! Tag to Buddy, and the House gets Komander, but Gravity YANKS Malakai down! Malakai ELBOWS Gravity, to then GOURD- STUNNER from Gravity! Not the cleanest, but then Buddy rushes in and is sent out! Gravity DROPKICKS Buddy, then FLIES! He’s caught!! And then DOUBLE- NO, Gravity escapes the bomb to fire kicks! Komander tightrope walks the whole 20 feet, to TORNILLO onto the House! The fans are thunderous for the luchadores as they get Buddy in the ring! Gravity also puts Malakai in, and they have two targets in the drop zones!
Komander and Gravity both go up, and they coordinate for a SPLASH and SHOOTING STAR! But they both get knees!! The House turns it back around, and then DOUBLE BOOT, into DOUBLE V-TRIGGERS! Fans fire up as The House isolates Gravity and lifts him up. DOUBLE POP-UP KNEES!! Komander runs in, into an ELBOW! Buddy digs his boots in but Malakai has him stand down. Malakai sits down and waits on Komander. Komander crawls after Malakai, only for Buddy to CURB STOMP! Cover, The House wins!
Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall
Gravity & Komander put up a hell of a fight, but they could not stop the darkness! Will all of Collision soon belong to the House of Black?
Darius Martin & Action Andretti speak.
The Sight to See says, “Eight months. That’s how long it’s been since Darius and I have been teaming up together. And Darius, these past few weeks, I feel like-” Welp, never mind, commercial break. Oh, wait, they’re back. Darius knows what Action is talking about. And in steps DANTE MARTIN! Top Flight is back at full power, but then the commercials are back. Point is, will Angel Dorado help his brother and his new teammate become the Coldest Trio in the Game?
AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Lady Frost!
The first defense for the Princess of the Black Throne is also the first singles match to be contested under the House of Black’s personal rules! As such, “Dealer’s Choice” tonight gives us NO count outs! With Malakai & Buddy already winning and Brody King still to compete, will Julia keep the momentum going?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the House Always Wins!
The bell rings and fans rally up behind Frost. Julia ignores that as she and Frost tie up. Julia pulls hair to put Frost in a corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Julia bumps Frost off buckles but Frost turns things around to CHOP! Frost says that’s ice cold! But then Julia blocks the next chop, to pull on the arm, throw Frost down, and KICK her in the back! Fans are torn but then Frost kips up! Frost eggs Julia on, dodges her, and ROCKS her! And KICKS, UPPERCUTS and CHOPS! Fans fire up as Julia goes to a corner. Frost whips corner to corner, but Julia reverses. Julia runs in, Frost goes up and over and runs back in, but Julia slips to the outside!
Julia bumps frost off buckles, then ducks the haymaker. No count outs means Julia can take her time out there. But Frost rushes out, only for Julia to block the Penalty Kick. Frost kicks Julia away, then cartwheels over her leg sweep! Julia still trips Frost up on the apron! Julia CLUBS away on Frost, then has her dangling off the apron. Frost flops to the floor, and Julia drags her up. Julia RAMS Frost into the railing, RAMS her into the apron, and then CLUBS away! Julia RAMS Frost into railing again, smiling as she gets all the time in the world. Julia POSTS Frost and fans fire up! Julia then stalks Frost but the fans rally up behind her.
Julia grabs a chair! The ref reprimands, there are still disqualifications. Julia says that’s fine, and she just stands the chair up. Julia stalks Frost, but Frost FLAPJACKS her onto the steel steps and post! Frost drags Julia back, goes up the steps, and fans fire up for the MOONSAULT! Julia moves, Frost barely lands on her feet in time! Julia ROUNDHOUSES Frost, and Frost ends up taking a seat. Julia SUPERKICKS Frost off the chair! They go up the ramp, Julia sits the chair up again and makes Frost take another seat. Julia goes up the ramp, runs down and LARIATS Frost out of the chair! Fans fire up and Julia puts Frost in the ring. Cover, TWO!
Julia is annoyed but she stalks Frost. Fans rally and duel, but Frost ROCKS and kicks, but Julia ducks the buzzsaw, only for the HEEL KICK to connect! Frost runs in, and she LARIATS Julia down! Julia is up, she dodges the lariat to then SLAM Frost down! And BLINDSIDE LARIAT! But Julia isn’t done, “The House Always Wins!” HARTLESS LOCK!! Frost endures, flails, but taps! Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by submission (still AEW TBS Champion)
The Lady of the House has her first defense in the books, and the House is 2-0 on the night. Will Brody King make it a clean sweep?
Backstage interview with Don Callis & “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs.
Lexi is with the Don Callis Family, and says the last time we saw Hobbs in action, he put Paul Wight through a car windshield. Callis laughs and says Hobbs hit a Tombstone Piledriver specifically. Hobbs has had a lot of tombstones in his life, but Callis loves that they’re embracing it. In fact, they’re adding to it! Callis has a 173 IQ, is a member of Mensa, and has many advanced degrees. And yet for the life of him, he can’t figure out what got Chris Jericho & Kenny Omega, the Golden Jets, a shot at the AEW World Tag Team Championships. They were together for one match!
How do you make that math work when the last time Hobbs had his hands on Jericho & Omega, he broke them! Sent them to the hospital! And as Will would say, anyone can get it. So Kenny, Chris, they’re making a point of it! They don’t need two guys to beat the Golden Jets, Hobbs is a one man team! A one man wrecking crew! Tell ’em, Hobbs. “It’s simple: I’m big, I’m Black, and I’m jacked. And anybody can get it.” In that case, will both The Ocho & The Cleaner get it the next time they meet Powerhouse Hobbs?
FTR VS The Righteous!
Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood couldn’t win out at Full Gear, so they are still not the AEW World Tag Team Champions, yet. Will these #TopGuys figure out a way to return to the top? Or will ol’ Dutch & Vincent not #FearTheRevelation, but run headlong into it?
The teams sort out and Cash starts against Vincent. Fans rally behind FTR, but Vinnie gets around Cash to throw hands into the taped up ribs! Vinnie has Cash in a corner, fires off more shots, then lets off as the ref counts. Vinnie ROCKS Cash, throws more body shots, then whips. Cash reverses then drops, and then CLOBBERS Vinnie! Cash bumps Vinnie off buckles, tags Dax, and they whip, drop toehold and elbow drop! Cover, TWO! Dax drags Vinnie up, whips him to ropes, but Vinnie KICKS back! Vinnie runs, to ELBOW Dax down! Then a bump off buckles and tag to Dutch. Dutch ROCKS Dax, then whips him to ropes.
Dax blocks the hip toss but Dutch blocks in return, and CLOBBERS Dax with a lariat! Dutch stalks Dax to a corner, grins at Cash, but Dax CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Dutch RAMS Dax in, runs in but Dax ELBOWS! Dax leaps but he falls short! The damage from the ladder match must be more than we know! Dutch hauls Dax up while laughing for a BEARHUG! But Dax BITES Dutch’s forehead! Vinnie runs in, Dax CLOBBERS him! Dax clotheslines Dutch up and out, then TOSSES Vinnie onto Dutch! Dax catches his breath while The Righteous are down on the outside, and Collision goes picture in picture.
FTR storms out after The Righteous, and they fire haymakers! The ref reprimands, Dax sends Dutch into railing while Cash SMACKS Vinnie off the apron! Cash UPPERCUTS Vinnie, Dax fires CHOPS and forearms on Dutch on repeat! FTR then lets off to regroup in the ring. Vinnie gets up, Cash CLOBBERS him! Dutch gets up, FTR both CLOBBER him! Vinnie slides in, Dax DECKS him first! Vinnie bails out, Dax pursues, but that lures Dax into a CROSSBODY from Dutch! The Righteous got the better of Dax there and Dutch drags Dax up and into the ring. Dutch tags Vinnie and The Righteous mug Dax in the corner!
The ref reprimands and counts, the Righteous lets off, and Dutch SPLASHES Dax! Vinnie brings Dax down for a cover, TWO! Vinnie stalks Dax, throws body shots in a corner, then stomps a mudhole into Dax. Tag back to Dutch, he stomps away on Dax, then UPPERCUTS him! Dax sputters, Dutch snapmares him into a chinlock, then CLUBS him in the chest! Dutch drags Dax back, tags in Vinnie, and they mug Dax. Vinnie throws hands, Dax CHOPS in return! And again! Vinnie fires off more haymakers, then snapmares Dax to a chinlock. Vinnie grinds Dax, Dax fights up, and Collision returns to single picture.
Dax fires body shots, runs, but Vinnie slips around to a SLEEPER! Vinnie smothers Dax while fans boo, but Dax reaches out. Dax starts to fade but Cash coaches him on. Dax fights up to his feet, and he throws body shots! Dax CHOPS, CHOPS, but Vinnie scoops to SLAM! But Dax avoids the elbow drop! And another one! Dax goes to the apron, RAMS into Vinnie, then ELBOWS Dutch away! Slingshot sunset flip, but Vinnie holds onto ropes! Tag to Dutch, and Vinnie drags Dax away for Dutch to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Dutch grins and drags Dax up to reel him in, Canadian Rack for a POWERBOMB!
Dutch goes up the Righteous corner, and he SUPER SENTONS but misses! Fans fire up as Dax crawls! Dutch also crawls, hot tag to Vinnie! Vinnie runs up, waistlocks, but Dax elbows him away! Dax whips, Vinnie reverses but Dax ducks ‘n’ dodges and slides under Vinnie, hot tag to Cash! Cash runs in to rally on Vinnie! CHOPS and UPPERCUTS for The Righteous back and forth! Cash runs to LARIAT Dutch, but Dutch stays up! Cash whips, Dutch reverses but Cash goes up and over! Cash then dodges a boot, ducks ‘n’ dodges again, and he RAMS Dutch right outta the ring! Fans fire up but Vinnie kicks Cash.
Vinnie waistlocks, Cash switches, repeat! They go to ropes, Dutch sneaks a tag! O’Conner, but Dutch is in to BIG BOSS MAN SLAM!! Cover, TWO!! Cash survives and fans fire up! Dutch tags Vinnie, they drag Cash up, and set up for AUTUMN- NO, Cash shoves Vinnie into Dutch, then DROPKICKS Dutch out! Cash whips Vinnie into the corner, Vinnie reverses. Dax tags in as Cash goes up and over, Cash sunset flips and that sets Vinnie up for SHATTER MACHINE!! Cover, FTR wins!
Winners: FTR, by pinfall
The Righteous had some good tricks up their sleeves, but the Top Guys didn’t fall for them! But then wait, Malakai Black is speaking? He says that if the House rushed the ring right now, there would be no one to save FTR. No Cesaro (he meant Claudio), no Yuta, and no CM Punk. Oof… The misconception is that AEW is the brotherhood that FTR thinks it is. Wait, the lights go out. And then the lights come back up, and Malakai laughs at how he made FTR panic. The House disappears into the night, but will they show the Top Guys that this is every team for themselves?
AEW replays Action talking with Darius.
The Sight to See says, “Eight months. That’s how long it’s been since Darius and I have been teaming up together. And Darius, these past few weeks, I feel like we’ve grown such a bond together. We’ve had so many great opportunities and it’s been so great teaming up with you. And you know I heard that this Wednesday, Dynamite is returning to your hometown of Minneapolis.” Darius agrees, they have had great chemistry. But it seems like there’s something just a little off. Darius knows what they’re missing. And in steps DANTE MARTIN! Darius asks his brother if he’s ready to step up. Dante nods and says, “I’m back.” Top Flight is back at full power, will Angel Dorado help his brother and his new teammate become the Coldest Trio in the Game?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
He welcomes out the AEW World Tag Team Champions, Ricky Starks & “Big Bill” Morrissey! The Absolute and Hyman Skyscraper head to the ring, and Schiavone says they came out of Full Gear and the incredible ladder match still AEW World Tag Team Champions. But then afterwards, after the Media Scrum, they attack Chris Jericho backstage and injuring that elbow. The fans boo, so please, explain yourselves. Starks thought there’d be more of a fight from Jericho, but Starks didn’t even lose his sunglasses. That’s the crazy part! But what isn’t crazy is that the “clout vampire” has leeched back onto Starks like a moth to a flame!
Starks is one half of the AEW Tag Team Champions, so of course Jericho will come back around to try and bite Starks’ lovely neck. It ain’t gonna happen. And then, Jericho brought a friend! Bill says Kenny & Jericho are the Golden Jets, but they look more like the Golden Girls. Starks likes that. Kenny & Jericho have traveled up and down the road and back again, but the thing is, Starks & Bill don’t even know each other that well! Bill, when is Starks’ birthday? No idea. Exactly! But what Starks does know is that Jericho & Kenny ain’t built like Bill.
Bill says four years ago, when he was in and out of the emergency room, having seizures from alcohol withdrawal, Bill always knew he’d make it back to the top! Fans cheer that. When Bill couldn’t get out of bed, at the lowest point of his life, he always knew he’d make it back to the top. Fans cheer that, too! Even Starks fires up! And when nobody believed in him, they all counted him out and said, “He’s washed, he’s done, he’ll never make it back to professional wrestling,” Bill always knew he’d make it back to the top! Starks adds “That’s right!” Fans chant for Bill, and Bill continues to say that standing in this ring with this guy and these titles, Bill will say he’s right. He made it back to the top!
Fans cheer again, and Bill wants Jericho & Kenny to understand, they all know about you two. They know all the accolades, and they are two of the best to ever, ever do this. But Bill doesn’t think Kenny & Jericho realize what they’re dealing with! They are angry, motivated, and not only gonna beat the living hell outta you, but EMBARRASS you! Kareem & Magic, Shaq & Kobe, Jordan & Pippin- Or perhaps, Pippin & Jordan? But when you look at Kenny & Jericho, you don’t see Jordan, Pippin, Kerr, Longley, Rodman, Harper, and sure as hell no Bill FREAKIN’ Wennington! When Bill looks at them, all he sees are the dudes that handed Jordan his bubblegum before introductions!
Starks doesn’t even watch basketball, and he knows all those guys are really good. And he also knows two things: one guy tells everyone he is the best and the other actually is. After Kenny & Jericho are done with Starks & Bill, Starks will let you know one thing. Starks likes his gum minty and Bill likes Big Red! The champs are ready for whenever and wherever the Golden Jets want their shot, but after what they did to Jericho’s wing, how far off in the future will that be?
AEW hears from the Gold League’s round one competitors.
Swerve asks, “You hear that? That was loud as ever.” Jay White says he is the number one seed, he has his first three points in the Continental Classic! Rush says “You’ve liberated the fury of the bull!” Mark Briscoe says there ain’t no shame in losing the game. Recognize that this is one loss in a round robin. White says he’s been in a round robin or two or three, and he is the ONLY ONE who actually won a G1 Climax! But Swerve says you’re gonna need earmuffs to drown out the people who are finally understanding. We’ve seen Swerve the Mogul. Time for Swerve the Champion. Rush vows to destroy everyone else! Mark says he’ll take this block and get that Continental Championship!
But White vows he’s gonna make sure everyone he faces gets ZERO points! And if you’re not down with that, he’s got two words for ya! But Swerve says those two words are, “Whose house? Swerve’s house.”
Keith Lee VS Lee Moriarty!
The Limitless One is still waiting on when and where he collides with former friend, Shane Taylor. However, representing Shane Taylor Promotions is #TAIGASTYLE! Will Moriarty prove he’s the top Lee in AEW? Or will he have no choice but to #BaskInHisGlory?
The bell rings and fans chant for “LEE! LEE! LEE!” Keith asks which one, him or Moriarty? Yes. Moriarty KICKS Keith, but Keith shakes it off. Keith and Moriarty feel things out, strike fight poses, and they start throwing hands! Moriarty bobs ‘n’ weaves, but Keith blocks a kick with a kick. Moriarty avoids a boot to give a boot, but Keith blocks the kick to SPIN KICK! Moriarty narrowly avoids that and fans fire up! Keith lets Moriarty have space, and Moriarty EDDY GORDO KICKS! Moriarty runs, but into a POUNCE from Keith! Fans fire up with Keith while Collision goes picture in picture.
Keith drags Moriarty up, bumps him off buckles, and then stands him up to GRIZZLY MAGNUM! Moriarty sputters and sits down, then flops out of the ring. Keith paces and the ring count climbs. Keith smirks while Moriarty hobbles his way back. Keith conducts the Steel City choir as Moriarty slides in. Keith whips corner to corner, but Moriarty goes up and under, then dropkicks a leg! Moriarty runs up to DROPKICK Keith into buckles! Moriarty goes to buckle bump but Keith blocks, so Moriarty KICKS an arm! Moriarty runs up to BOOT Keith, and then he BULLDOGS Keith down! Fans fire up, Moriarty hurries to cover, ONE!!
Moriarty is stunned, but he hurries to rain down shots on Keith! Keith shoves Moriarty away but Moriarty boots him back down. Moriarty snarls, then he storms up to wrap Keith’s arm around ropes. The ref counts, Moriarty lets off and he stomps Keith. Moriarty swaggers, drags Keith up, and wrenches the bad arm. But Keith clamps onto Moriarty’s face with his other hand as Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and fans want the Grizzly Magnum “One More Time!” So Keith sets Moriarty up, but Moriarty gets away! Moriarty KICKS and KICKS and CLUBS the bad arm. Keith shoves Moriarty with the good arm, but Moriarty bobs ‘n’ swings again. Moriarty jumps on for an ARMBAR, but Keith stays standing! Keith lifts Moriarty and fans fire up as he glares at Moriarty. Moriarty tires to pull that arm, but Keith lifts him up! Moriarty lets go, blocks a kick but not the LARIAT! Fans fire up and Keith shakes out the bad arm. Moriarty flounders to the corner, Keith runs in, but Moriarty dodges! Keith hits buckles, and Moriarty goes to buckle bump!
Keith again blocks, even with just one arm! Fans fire up as Keith then SHOVES Moriarty away! Moriarty comes back to JUMP KICK! Keith staggers, Moriarty goes up, and Moriarty hits a FLYING BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Moriarty is frustrated, and he tells Keith to stay down! Moriarty stalks Keith as fans sing, “OH~ Lee Moriarty~!” Moriarty powers up, to BUZZ- NO, Keith blocks the kick! Keith swings but Moriarty KICKS the bad arm! But Keith shoves Moriarty right to the apron! Moriarty springboards back in, into a HEADBUTT!! Keith then fireman’s carries, for BIG BANG CATASTROPHE!! Cover, Keith wins!
Winner: Keith Lee, by pinfall
Limitless Keith Lee topples Taiga Style, and now he waits on when and where Shane Taylor wants to finally settle the score. Will nothing stop Keith from fighting his way to the top of AEW?
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!
Gold League continues Continental Classic action, with Mark Briscoe VS Rush, White VS Swerve, and of course, Moxley VS Lethal! Will tides turn for the winners in the first round? Or will losers continue to lose in this high stakes and star studded tournament?
Backstage interview with Keith Lee.
Lexi congratulates him on an impressive win, but what is next for him? Keith says initially, he planned to come here and tell us all how good Moriarty is, how talented he is, how great #TAIGASTYLE is. He is that damn good, Keith will give Moriarty that, but he ain’t no Keith Lee. In fact, Keith is tired of the misrepresentation, the mistreatment, and lack of opportunities given to Keith. So now, Keith is gonna take it. That means…him. You are who Keith is after and you know who you are. And Keith will see you soon. Is that a message to Shane? Or to a champion in AEW?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Eddie Kingston VS Brody King!
Two gritty, no nonsense warriors collide to start their Continental Classic! But will Eddie regret putting up the ROH World & NJPW Strong Championships for this tournament? Or will the Mad King be able to trump the King of Death?
The bell rings, fans fire up and Eddie stares Brody down. They storm up, feel things out, and then tie up. Brody powers Eddie to the corner, the ref counts, and Brody lets off. The fans rally up and duel, the two go again, and Eddie headlocks. Brody powers up and out, Eddie RAMS him but he’s the one that staggers back! Brody runs to RAM Eddie and Eddie again staggers back! Eddie rebounds to RAM Brody, Brody runs to RAM Eddie, repeat! The fans fire up as the two RAM each other again, and then Brody CHOPS! Eddie CHOPS in return! Brody frowns to CHPO, so Eddie CHOSP again! Brody CHOPS, Eddie sputters but he CHOPS!
The CHOPS keep going, fans ‘WOO~!” and then Eddie wrenches to CHOP, CHOP and CHOP! Brody throws body shots in return, then CLUBS Eddie down! Brody snarls, fans hoot and bark, and Brody eggs Eddie on. Eddie stands, Brody SPLASHES, and Eddie sits down. Fans bark and hoot again, Brody runs corner to corner to CANNONBALL! Brody storms around, Eddie falls out of the ring, and a ring count starts. The count out would still give Brody his points, but Eddie hurries back up. Brody runs up to BOOT Eddie back down! The ref reprimands, Eddie writhes, and the count restarts. But then Brody goes out after Eddie!
Brody drags Eddie up, throws forearms and a CHOP! Eddie CHOPS back! Brody CHOPS Eddie down! Brody stands on Eddie, stomps him, then drags him up to whip Eddie into steel steps! Fans hoot and bark and rally as Eddie stands. Brody runs in, but is sent into steel steps! Fans fire up again as Eddie shakes out the stars. Eddie hears the count, hurries back in at 7 of 10, and then heads back out after Brody. Fans rally up, Eddie runs in, but Brody ROCKS him! Brody sits Eddie down to CHOP! And CHOP! Eddie falls over, Brody gets space, and Brody returns, BASEMENT SPLASH against the railing!
Fans fire up but the ref tells Brody to get this in the ring. The count starts again, Brody drag Eddie up, and Brody CHOPS! Eddie staggers away, has his dukes up all the same, but Brody CHOPS again! Brody puts Eddie in at 7 of 10, then storms in after him. Brody CHOKES Eddie on the ropes, the ref counts, but Brody lets off at 4. Eddie sputters, fans rally and duel, and Brody drags Eddie up. Brody scoops to SLAM, then runs to SENTON! Eddie sputters and coughs but he isn’t giving up just yet. Brody covers, TWO, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Brody looms over Eddie but Eddie chops from below! Brody SLAPS Eddie! Eddie CHOSP, Brody CHOPS, they fight even on their knees! Brody HEADBUTTS Eddie down! Brody then storms up on Eddie, has him in a corner and fires forearms! Brody CHOPS, and CHOPS, but Eddie hits back! So Brody CHOPS again! Brody whips corner to corner hard and Eddie bounces off buckles! The ref checks on Eddie, but Eddie says he’s still in this. So Brody stands on Eddie’s head at the ropes! The ref counts, Brody lets off, and he storms around. Brody BOOT WASHES Eddie! Eddie sputters but Brody comes back to stand him up.
Eddie clinches! But Brody throws elbows and Eddie falls down. Brody drags Eddie up, CHOPS him again, and follows him to the corner. Brody hoists Eddie up top, climbs up after him, and throws body shots. Eddie fires shots in return, they brawl up top, and Brody CLUBS away on Eddie’s back! Collision returns to single picture as Eddie HEADBUTTS Brody away! Brody storms up to ROCK Eddie back! Brody goes back up, and he SUPERPLEXES! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Fans rally for Eddie as he and Brody stir. Brody stands, he stalks Eddie, and he drag Eddie up, to CHOP again!
Eddie falls back into a corner, but Brody whips corner to corner. Eddie barely makes it! The ref checks on Eddie but Eddie refuses to give up. Brody runs in, but into a BOOT! Brody returns, into another BOOT! Eddie runs and LARIATS! Brody stays up! Eddie snarls and runs again, but blocks a boot to LARIAT Brody down! Fans fire up again as both men are down! Eddie and Brody stir, slowly rise, and Brody goes to a corner. Eddie runs in to clothesline! And MACHINE GUN CHOP! The fans fire up and Eddie roars as he reloads! MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Then a clinch! Brody fights with elbows again, and he gets around, GERMAN SUPLEX!
Eddie rises!? But he staggers about, mostly running on adrenaline and anger! Brody reels Eddie in but Eddie URAKENS!! Eddie falls on the cover, TWO!! Brody survives the Backfist to the Future, but fans fire back up. A standing count starts, both men stir at about 2 of 10, and Brody rolls away from Eddie. Eddie and Brody are still down at 6, and at 8! They both push up off the mat and go forehead to forehead. Then Eddie CHOPS! Brody CHOPS! Eddie brings down the straps and the fans love it! Eddie eggs Brody on, so Brody CHOPS! Eddie CHOPS! Brody CHOPS! Eddie wobbles, but then he CHOPS!
Brody seethes, CHOPS, and Eddie grits his teeth! Eddie glares at Brody, puts some stank on it, and he CHOPS! Brody grits his teeth now as the fans “WOO~!” Brody CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS, then fires off forearms! Brody runs, but Eddie kicks a leg! Then ENZIGURIS! Brody wobbles, into a DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Brody is still in this and Eddie is beside himself! Fans rally up for Eddie as he drags himself to ropes, and Eddie drags himself up to his feet. Eddie wobbles, steadies himself, and he glares at Brody. Brody rises, Eddie heads over, and Eddie reels Brody in. But Brody’s too big to scoop, so Eddie fires body shots and CLUBS Brody!
Eddie reels Brody back in but Brody is still too big! Brody back drops Eddie away! Both men stumble around, Eddie is up, but into an URENAGE! Brody wants Eddie to get up, and the fans hoot and bark. Brody roars, runs, but Eddie catches the discus! Brody swings an elbow, but ends up in an EXPLODER!! Brody’s right up!? But he swings into a HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEX!! Eddie stands, reloads, SAIDO!! Cover, TWO!! Brody survives and the fans are thunderous! Eddie seems unsure what to do, but Eddie drags Brody back up. There’s five minutes left in the 20 minute time limit, Eddie has to hurry!
Eddie stands Brody up, reels him in, but Brody wrenches out! Brody ROCKS Eddie, reels him in, and lifts, for a PILEDRIVER!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Eddie survives by a literal foot and Brody can’t believe it! Brody storms around, the fans rally back up, and Brody fires off more forearms! Eddie wobbles, Brody throws more shots, but Eddie doesn’t fall! Eddie leans on Brody, Brody says goodnight, but Eddie ducks! URAKEN!! Brody rebounds to BOOT Eddie again! And then the GONZO BOMB!!! Cover, Brody wins!!
Winner: Brody King, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Eddie earns 0)
What a brutal battle, perhaps worthy of the G1! This fight alone puts the Continental Classic on the map, and it puts Brody on the board! The House Always Wins as they sweep the night, but will Brody be able to sweep block?
BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Blue League match-ups!
Bryan Danielson finally starts his run against Eddie Kingston! Those two hate each other, will that match somehow outdo the one we just saw? As for Brody, he goes up against Claudio Castagnoli while Daniel Garcia takes on Andrade El Idolo, who continues their momentum and who turns things around?
An awesome Collision here tonight, great continuation of the Continental Classic, but I’m already wondering how they’re gonna make up for Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo not starting here with everyone else. Maybe Bryan VS Andrade is added to Dynamite at some point so that there’s time for them to recover before going into a Collision? But either way, awesome stuff from Claudio VS Garcia and of course awesome main event from Brody VS Eddie. Garcia had a good promo on Rampage to plug his part in the tournament, but sadly he loses this first match. Eddie losing the first round also made some sense in terms of storytelling. He put up the other belts, he has to fight his way up from an underdog position to get them back.
Great stuff for the House of Black overall tonight, with everyone in the group winning. Though, that was a given for Julia since this was her first title defense and she wasn’t gonna lose so soon. And it seems House of Black is building their feud with FTR, that’ll be good stuff to build them both back up towards another shot at the tag titles. I did laugh at Malakai saying “Cesaro” and “CM Punk” tonight, though. And great promos from Starks & Bill tonight, pulling upon his real life fight to get back could basically make Big Bill a Face, but he and Starks are also just so good at being Heels.
But Don Callis calling out Jericho & Omega for a 2v1 with Hobbs makes no sense given we all saw Starks & Bill beat him up and hurt that bad arm more. Hobbs VS Omega 1v1 could still be some great stuff, even though Like a Dragon felt like it was the blowoff. I suppose Hobbs VS Omega could also be a vehicle to give us the return of Paul Wight and setting up Hobbs VS Wight for Worlds End. Though, knowing Jericho, he’ll still try and fight with the bad arm and that could end up a liability that helps Hobbs win, helps Starks & Bill win, something so that Jericho & Omega don’t actually end up tag team champions, really making taking the title shot off the Bucks all the weirder.
Great match from Keith VS Moriarty but I figured Keith was gonna win. Keith didn’t say Shane Taylor’s name, so I really hope this isn’t Tony Khan having them shift gears away from that story the same way he never gave Keith and Swerve a true blowoff. Granted, Keith does deserve to go after a championship, as he also should have a long time ago, but I guess we’ll see. Honestly, a title is the only thing that could make up for Keith not getting in on the Continental Classic, which itself leads to a title. And the only title I can think of is the AEW International Championship because the world title already has way too many people going after MJF, and the TNT title is spoken for.
Speaking of, awesome stuff from Edge going after “Killswitch.” Luchasaurus getting up from a Con-Chair-To was great, too, but this of course gives us Edge VS Christian for the TNT Championship. Too bad it couldn’t be Winter is Coming, or rather that Winter is Coming wasn’t set for Montreal. Either way, it’ll be great stuff, and maybe, just maybe, Luchasaurus finally breaks away from Christian.
My Score: 8.9/10
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