Bryan Danielson VS Sammy Guevara: Leave no doubt!
Before Full Gear and its ROH World Championship Fatal 4 Way, Sammy Guevara and Bryan Danielson settle things in Best 2 Outta 3 Falls!
- 8 Man Tag: The Acclaimed & FTR w/ Billy Gunn VS The Gunn Club & Swerve In Our Glory w/ The Firm; The Acclaimed & FTR win.
- AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament, Opening Round: Ethan Page w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Eddie Kingston w/ Ortiz; Ethan wins and advances.
- AEW TNT Championship Open Challenge: Wardlow w/ Samoa Joe VS Ari Daivari w/ Jeeves Kay; Wardlow wins and retains the title.
- Trent Beretta w/ Chuck Taylor & Danhausen VS Jay Lethal w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh; Lethal wins.
- Jamie Hayter w/ Britt Baker & Rebel VS Skye Blue w/ Toni Storm; Hayter wins.
- Best 2 Out of 3 Falls: Bryan Danielson VS Sammy Guevara; Bryan wins, 2-1.
PLAY BY PLAY
8 Man Tag: The Acclaimed & FTR w/ Billy Gunn VS The Gunn Club & Swerve In Our Glory w/ The Firm!
While Max Caster & Anthony Bowens have the belts everybody wants in the AEW World Tag Team Championships, they and the THREE BELT CHAMPS, Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood, are banding together to take on common enemies in Austin & Colten Gunn, as well as Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland. But with tensions running high, will Keith Lee be able to coexist with the “ASS~ BOYS~!” and his own tag partner?
But of course, Platinum Max has a diss track on deck! “Acclaimed on the mic, got the place goin’ crazy. Y’all’re ’bout to take more L’s than Tom Brady! Keith defending Swerve is awkward. He’s got the receipts like he’s Herschel Walker! I make you cry ’til your eyes are burnin’, I make you sorry like Kyrie Irving! When you say ‘Whose house?’ we gotta ax that noise. Because we’re dealing with two snakes and the Ass Boys!” Bowens says, “BOSTOOOOOON~! The Acclaimed have arrived!” And Billy Gunn hurries right past him to SPEAR Swerve! Billy throws down hands but FTR & The Acclaimed pull him back!
The Gunn Sons are furious and they get Swerve to safety, but Boston is thunderous for “Daddy Ass! Daddy Ass!” BJ Whitmer, on behalf of AEW management, hurries out to calm Billy down. Billy steps away but BJ tells him to go the back. Fans boo that Daddy Ass is ejected, but the teams sort out. Dax starts against Colten as fans still sing, “OH~ Scissor Me Daddy~!” Colten and Dax circle, tie up, and Colten puts Dax in the corner. The ref counts, Colten lets off but with a cheap shot! Colten stomps a mudhole, stops as the ref counts 4, and then he runs back in to DROPKICK Dax down! Colten talks trash but Boston boos him.
Tag to Austin, the Gunn Sons mug Dax, and then Austin ROCKS Dax with a right. Fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~” and that distracts Austin, and Dax ROCKS him right back! Austin ROCKS Dax back, but Dax ROCKS Austin! Dax headlocks, Austin powers out but Dax runs him over! Things keep moving, Dax hurdles then drops under. Austin hurdles, whips and leaps, into Dax’s arms! SPINEBUSTER, into a CATAPULT into buckles! Colten runs in, he gets an atomic drop and a CHOP! Austin rushes back in, but into an atomic drop for himself! Austin staggers and Cash ROCKS him! Then Bowens ROCKS him! Then Caster ROCKS him! Dax CHOPS Austin off his feet!
Fans fire up as Dax tags Cash and FTR mugs Austin. Cash whips, Austin reverses and CLOBBERS Cash! Tag to Swerve and he stomps away on Cash! Swerve fires off in a corner, whips corner to corner but Cash reverses! Cash runs in but Swerve throws him out to the apron! Swerve ROCKS Cash, drags him in and throws body shots. Swerve suplexes but Cash slips out to shove and hurdle! Things keep moving, Cash tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKERS! Cash keeps Swerve in the champions corner and tags in Caster. Fans fire up and Caster snapmares Swerve, but Swerve rolls out of the way to handspring headscissor! Tag to Keith Lee!
Fans boo as Keith stares Caster down. Caster flexes but he’s still not as big as Keith. They circle, Caster throws body shots from all sides but Keith SWATS the haymaker! Keith scoops, Caster slips out and CHOPS! And SUPERKICKS! Austin runs in, Caster ELBOWS him down! Colten runs in but gets an ELBOW, too! Swerve slithers in but Caster still back drops him! Caster jumps at Keith while Bowens gets Swerve and FTR get one Gunn each! The champions have their challengers in all four corners, and fans count as the fists rain down! Everyone gets to TEN, so that’s FORTY punches total! But while Swerve & The Gunns bail out, Keith throws Caster off!
FTR fire off hands together and Keith wobbles. The Acclaimed double whip FTR for them to double whip The Acclaimed, and they DOUBLE SHOULDER TACKLE Keith down! Keith tumbles out and fans fire up, as The Acclaimed SCISSOR FINGER~! But then the teams bump into each other, and are very jumpy! They calm down when the realize who is who, and AEW goes picture in picture.
Fans fire up for these four, and they want them to scissor finger! FTR offer, and The Acclaimed accept! Boston is having fun as Dax tags in. Dax CLUBS Keith, then he and Bowens get Keith in the ring. Dax DECKS Swerve as he creeps over, but Austin rushes in! Dax DECKS Austin, but Colten distracts the ref so that W. MORRISSEY can BOOT Dax down! The human skyscraper makes a difference, and the ref misses it! Cash coaches Dax up and Keith wonders what happened. Colten puts Dax in but Bowens chases him off after that. Keith tags Swerve, they mug Dax, and Swerve has Dax in a corner. Dax CHOPS back!
Swerve CHOPS Dax! Swerve bumps Dax off buckles, snapmares him down, then goes up top for the FALLING UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! Swerve is annoyed but he stands on Dax’s hand. Tag to Colten and Colten stomps Dax. Colten bumps Dax off buckles, stomps a mudhole in, then he taunts Cash & The Acclaimed. The ref has to keep those three back, allowing Austin to CHOKE Dax! Keith doesn’t approve but Austin gets away with it. Colten stomps another mudhole in while Austin soaks up the heat. Colten keeps Dax from his corner to CLUB away! Tag to Swerve and he grinds Dax down with a facelock.
Dynamite returns to single picture as Dax fights up. Fans rally, Dax reaches out for his team, but Swerve throws Dax away and somersaults, into a waistlock! GERMAN SUPLEX! Swerve and Dax are down, they crawl for their corners, tag to Austin! Austin intercepts Dax, keeps him away from the champions, but Dax throws a forearm! And another! And another! Colten swings a haymaker in return, only to get caught into a BIG back suplex! Fans fire up while both men are down! Austin hot tags Colten, he drags Dax away and puts him in an open corner. Colten runs in but Dax dodges the splash! Hot tag to Bowens!
Fans fire up as the Five Tool Player rallies on Austin and Swerve! Bowens fires the ELBOW, JAB, CHOP and SUPERKICK on Austin! Then a kick and flurry off forearms on Swerve before the KNEE SMASH! “EVERYONE LOVES THE ACCLAIMED!” Colten runs in, misses and Bowens mule kicks, front kicks, runs and LEAP FROG FAMOUSERS! Cover, TWO!! Colten is still in this, and then Swerve and Austin trip up Caster and FTR! Colten ROCKS Bowens, whips him, and the Gunns steal the BIG RIG! Cover, Caster & Cash break it in time! The teams regroup, and Swerve wants Keith to join in!
Keith climbs up, he steps inside, and fans fire up as the brawl is on! Keith has Bowens, Caster backs Swerve down, but Austin clotheslines Dax out while Cash ROCKS Colten! Cash clotheslines Austin out, but then Colten rushes in. Cash dodges to CROSSBODY Colten and himself out of the ring! FTR and the Gunns are both outside, Bowens ROCKS Keith then helps Caster with Swerve. The Acclaimed mug Swerve, but then Bowens runs at Keith! Keith pops Bowens up, SWINGS him into Caster, then POWERBOMBS him on Caster! Keith then fireman’s carries Bowens, Swerve coordinates, ROLLING ELBOW KICK SANDWICH!!
Bowens goes down and Swerve wants a boost. Keith helps him up and up and Swerve SUPER TORNILLOS everyone down! Fans lose their minds, and then they want to see Keith do something. Austin goes up and Keith gets ready to throw him, but Dax YANKS Keith! Dax ROCKS Austin, climbs up to get him, and Dax SUPERPLEXES Austin onto everyone!! Fans lose their minds again as all eight men are down at ringside! Dax and Austin rise, and Dax pushes Austin into the ring. Dax storms up but Austin JABS! Dax staggers back, but Austin JABS again! And JABS, JABS, then does a strut, “SUCK IT!” but Dax trips Austin!
Dax has the legs, for the SHARPSHOOTER!! Boston is thunderous but Colten gets in to ROCK Dax with that right hand! Colten kicks low, says “SUCK IT!” and then runs, but Dax sends Colten at Bowens! THE ARRIVAL! Caster is up top, MIC DROP! FTR aim for Austin, THE BIG RIG!! Bowens covers, the champions win!
Winners: The Acclaimed & FTR, by pinfall
The AEW World Tag Team Champions are rolling, as are the ROH-IWGP-AAA World Tag Team Champions! Will Caster & Bowens settle things with Swerve & Keith to finally give FTR their shot at the one pair of belts they don’t have?
AEW shares MJF’s comments from the Pardon My Take podcast.
The big question was of course, MJF hasn’t been seen on AEW TV since The Firm’s brutal attack, but he has the AEW World Championship match at Full Gear. How is he feeling? “After The Firm attacked me in a very cowardice fashion, doctors informed me that if I want to be 110% come Full Gear, I definitely shouldn’t be traveling on the road. And to be frank, the only thing I’m worried about is that match at Full Gear against Jon Moxley. See, this is the most important match in my entire career. But what I don’t think wrestling fans understand is this also possibly the most important match in the history of our sport. Allow me to explain why.
“This could be the potential crowning of the next face of the next generation of professional wrestling. Every once in awhile, every once in a blue moon, really, we see people that lead the charge of a generation and bring professional wrestling to new heights. Guys like Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair. Guys like Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold, The Rock, John Cena. All of these men were generational talents. And that is exactly who MJF is. So here’s what’s gonna happen: all I have to do to etch my name into history is to have a long, fruitful world title reign, and the only person that’s getting in my way is Jon Moxley.
“Now, I’m not gonna sit here, Big Cat, I’m not gonna sit here and pretend that Jon Moxley is an easy competitor to beat. I don’t like you, Jon. I think you’re a lowlife scumbag piece of s*it, I think you’re from the slums of Cincinnati, and I think you have absolutely no class, but I do respect you. Because Jon, you weren’t born to be a world champion. As a matter of fact, you were born with two left feet and not one single athletic bone in your body. However, I respect you because you had to work your ass off to become the man you are today. Blood, sweat, tears, sacrifices. You had to defy all the odds doing 15 hour drives to wrestle in front of 15 people for $15.
“And you did it over, and over, and over again, honing your craft until eventually, you did the damn near impossible, Jon Moxley, and you became the best professional wrestler on God’s green earth. But know this: Come November 19th, you’re about to lose that handle because I was born to not just be a professional wrestler, but to be the professional wrestler. I’m the guy who can come on the number one sports podcast in the world, Pardon My Take. I’m the guy who can do movies, TV shows, commercials, talk shows, and I can wave the flag of the AEW brand, and hell! I can wave the flag of pro-wrestling and bring pro-wrestling back to where it belongs, something that everyone is talking about.
“Every single wrestling fan, promoter, pundit and analyst is fully aware that that throne is for the taking, and I’m the one who’s going to take it. I am so sick of waiting my turn. Ever since I entered AEW, I have had to get the spotlight stolen from me in my big moments. My first-ever singles PPV match, the spotlight was on a neck tattoo. My first-ever world title shot, which was against you, Jon Moxley, when you cheated, the spotlight was on Matt Hardy taking a fall like Humpty Dumpty. The first-ever Blood & Guts match, I am standing atop of the cage, with a crimson mask. I had prevailed, that should’ve been my crowning moment. Instead, the spotlight was on Chris Jericho.
“Speaking of Chris Jericho, he stole the spotlight from me for a full calendar year. And then, on my big return, the spotlight was on a press conference. Know this, Jon. On November 19th at Full Gear in the Tristate Area, Newark, New Jersey, in the Prudential Center, I am not waiting for the spotlight anymore, I am grabbing it! And you are going to have to take it out of my cold, dead hands, Jon. Your boy, William Regal, bet on the wrong horse. I don’t need a diamond ring to knock your lights out. Cuz come Full Gear, the Devil gets his due.” Maxwell Jacob Friedman didn’t even need his catchphrase there. Will his actions prove he is better than Moxley, and he knows it?
Stokely Hathaway speaks.
“When Max and I were younger, I thought we wanted the same things: money; cars; clothes. But someone forgot where they came from. They wanted to be liked, they wanted that good ol’ fashioned pat on the back. And I thought that when my best friend would possibly win his first world championship, I would be by his side. But instead, he’s dick-riding Jon Moxley, and the worst crime you can commit is dick-riding without a license. So Max, I don’t need you. I don’t need my best friend. I can do this by myself. So win, lose or draw at Full Gear, I’ll see you in Hell, Max!”
AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament, Opening Round: Ethan Page w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Eddie Kingston w/ Ortiz!
Speaking of Full Gear, the tournament tradition is back again! And All Ego wants to be the one to make it to the end and get that golden ticket! Will Ethan be in New Jersey to watch Moxley VS MJF? Or will the Mad King break Ethan’s bracket right from the start?
The bell rings and Ethan circles with Eddie. Boston is fired up for Eddie, he and Ethan tie up, and Eddie puts Ethan in the corner. The ref counts, Ethan complains and Eddie lets off. Ortiz tells Ethan to stop complaining and get in there. Ethan and Eddie circle, feel things out, and they tie up. Eddie headlocks, fans duel, and Ethan powers up, only for Eddie to hold tight. Ethan fights up and he puts Eddie in a corner. The ref calls the ropebreak but Ethan throws body shots! Ethan throws haymakers but Eddie turns things around to CHOP! And CHOP! But Ethan ROCKS Eddie! And ROCKS him again! Ethan goes up for a FLYING UPPERCUT!
Eddie bails out, Ethan goes to the apron, and Ethan FLYING SHOULDERS Eddie down! Ethan soaks up the heat as Boston is torn. “Look at me! You’re looking at the next world champ.” Ethan SLAMS Eddie’s arm on the floor, then stands him up to ROCK Eddie again. Eddie slides into the ring but Ethan pursues to CLUB Eddie! And ROCK him again! Ethan whips, Eddie reverses and KNEES Ethan at the ropes! Eddie underhooks for a BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Eddie keeps on Ethan with a whip to the corner, but Ethan reverses, and Eddie hits buckles hard! Eddie flops out of the ring but Ethan goes out after him.
Ethan ROCKS Eddie with another forearm, then brings him around to suplex to the floor! Both men writhe and the ring count starts as AEW goes picture in picture.
Ethan stands and he stares Ortiz down. Ethan then goes to Eddie but Eddie CHOPS! And CHOPS! Eddie CLAWS Ethan’s face! The ref reprimands, Ethan lets off and he puts Eddie in the ring. Ethan runs to drop an elbow! Cover, ONE!! Ethan clamps onto Eddie with a chinlock and he leans on the hold. Eddie endures and fans rally up. Eddie fights up, he backs Ethan into buckles, and he gets free! Eddie runs in but Ethan BOOTS him away! Ethan goes up the ropes and leaps, into an ENZIGURI! Both men are down and Stokely is worried. Stokely coaches Ethan up but Eddie CHOPS! And CHOPS! And MACHINE GUN CHOPS!
Eddie CHOPS Ethan down, then steps on his face in the corner! Eddie goes side to side, but Ethan scoops him for a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Ethan is frustrated but he kicks Eddie around. Ethan JAMS his knee into Eddie’s back, and again, and again! Then he drops another elbow! Ethan shouts at the fans then pretends he can’t hear them. Ethan grins, blows a kiss and tells Boston to kiss his ass. Ethan stalks Eddie to ropes and CHOKES him! The ref counts, Ethan lets off at 4, and then Ethan drags Eddie up. Ethan reels Eddie in, but Eddie resists the lift! Dynamite returns to single picture as Eddie keeps fighting!
Eddie wrenches out to SAIDO! Cover, TWO!! Ethan survives and Stokely is relieved. Stokely says a quick prayer that Ethan get back in this but Boston rallies behind Eddie. Eddie sits Ethan up to throw a haymaker. Ethan returns the shot, but Eddie does, too. They go back and forth, haymakers and forearms back and forth! Eddie gets the edge, they both stand, and Ethan ROCKS Eddie with a forearm! Eddie haymakers, Ethan gets the edge with elbows! Eddie roars to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Then DDT! Cover, TWO!! Ethan is still in this and Eddie is surprised. Eddie drags himself up, snarls at Stokely, then hobbles after Ethan.
Eddie clinches but Ethan fights it. Ethan ROCKS Eddie with a big forearm! Ethan whips, Eddie reverse and clinches, EXPLODER! Ethan sits up in a daze but Eddie is right on him! Eddie steps over, hooks Ethan’s arm and head, for the STRETCH PLUM! But Stokely distracts the ref so that he doesn’t see the tap out! Eddie would’ve won! But Ortiz trips Stokely up! Stokely runs away, Eddie turns around into a BOOT! But Eddie stays up! But Ethan ducks the Uraken to ROUNDHOUSE! Eddie is dazed now and Ethan goes to a corner. Ethan climbs up, even as Eddie crawls. Eddie springs up to ROCK Ethan!
Eddie climbs up to go after Ethan, and he BITES Ethan’s forehead!! But Ethan slips out to trip Eddie up! The Mad King is stuck on his throne, and Ethan goes up to use the straps to bring Eddie in! Crucifix lift, and fans are thunderous for the SUPER EGO’S EDGE!! Cover, Ethan wins!!
Winner: Ethan Page, by pinfall (advances to the next round)
The first man into the semifinals is All Ego! Rampage will feature Rush VS Bandido, who will meet Ethan in the next round?
Backstage interview with The Dark Order and La Faccion Ingobernable.
Speaking of Rush, he is with Jose the Assistant as Renee Paquette interviews them, Evil Uno, John Silver, Alex Reynolds & Preston Vance. This Friday is Rush VS Bandido in the Eliminator Tournament, but it seems LFI asked for this time to specifically talk to Vance. This is how it’s going to go: Rush will win the whole tournament, become AEW World Champion, so sorry Renee, and then, because Rush liked how Vance brought the fight and stays in shape consistently, Vance will receive the very first title shot from Rush. And while the rest of The Dark Order is here, Jose is telling the “bunch of clowns” that they are never, ever getting a shot!
Rush steps up to Vance and tells him to think about the offer. “Because Rush doesn’t give second opportunities, perro!” Silver tells the “Rush bag” to back off. Jose keeps Rush from tearing into the Meat Man, but will El Toro Blanco keep his word and give Number 10 that golden opportunity in the near future?
Ari Daivari & Jeeves Kay are in the ring.
Daivari Dinero says, “I have made a very lucrative offer for a certain member of the AEW roster. I am willing to offer the full services of my butler in exchange for the TNT Championship.” Jeeves is confused, he thought they were paying Wardlow off. Daivari tells Wardlow, “Think about this. You can go from being MJF’s servant, to having your very own. Oh how the tables have turned!” Wardlow makes his entrance, Samoa Joe by his side. It would seem the TNT Champion has found someone to answer the Open Challenge. Will Wardlow take Daivari up on the deal? Or will his counteroffer be a very painful one?
AEW TNT Championship Open Challenge: Wardlow w/ Samoa Joe VS Ari Daivari w/ Jeeves Kay!
The introductions are made, the belt is handed over and Wardlow shakes Daivari’s hand! Wardlow also shakes Jeeves’s hand, before he kicks him low and THROWS him out of the ring! Wardlow faked Daivari out! The bell rings, Daivari wants timeout, but fans chant, “YOU F’D UP! YOU F’D UP!” Daivari kicks but Wardlow blocks, and HEADBUTTS him! Daivari flops over and Wardlow smirks. Wardlow drags Daivari up, winds up, and LARIATS! Daivari flounders and fans fire up as Wardlow says it’s time. Wardlow brings Daivari up for a POWERBOMB! Fans want the encore, and Wardlow obliges!
Wardlow drags Daivari up, brings him back in, and he POWERBOMBS Daivari again! The fans keep on singing along to the symphony, and Wardlow brings Daivari up again! THIRD POWERBOMB! And then the roll through to the FOURTH! Cover, Wardlow wins!
Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
Wardlow kicks Daivari out of the ring and gets a mic to call out Will Hobbs! Wardlow wants Hobbs to show up right now! So here comes the Powerhouse! Hobbs asks, “You want me? That’s twice. We’re doing this on my time.” But Wardlow shouts on the mic, “Finally! Finally, I have a suitable opponent for my title. And thanks for coming out face to face like a man this time.” Wardlow is telling Hobbs now, Hobbs ain’t getting the TNT title, it is HIS, and will always be HIS! And for that matter, Wardlow is gonna take EVERY title in this company! Hobbs says no, they do this on Hobbs’ time.
But wait! JOE CLOBBERS WARDLOW! The ROH World Television Champion let the disrespect slide last week, but not this time! And then he clamps on the COQUINA CLUTCH!! Wardlow is turning red!! Fans are losing their minds as Wardlow fades out!! Hobbs is intrigued, and then Joe grabs both belts! Hobbs says he’ll kick both their asses, but Joe tells Wardlow to get a good night’s sleep. Will these three behemoths battle for both those belts to be THE face of AEW television?
Backstage interview with Jade Cargill & The Baddies.
Renee is the AEW TBS Champion, as well as her girls, Leila Grey & Kiera Hogan, and notes how Nyla Rose is still taunting Jade with the TBS title belt. But now, it is official, at Full Gear, we will see Jade VS Nyla for the TBS Championship. How will that go? Jade says she’s “gonna handle Nyla’s ass at Full Gear.” And Nyla is still parading around with Jade’s belt, declaring an open challenge! Jade is sick of it! If Nyla wants to be in Boston for Rampage, then Jade will handle her this Friday! Jade heads out, Kiera & Leila hurry after, but will the Native Beast and her Vicious Vixens see them coming?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
And he says it is time for a face-to-face! Welcome first, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD! The Dentist refused to join Renee and Saraya for a sit-down interview last week, because she wants to do this her way. Britt goes to the ring to join Schiavone, and then Schiavone welcomes Saraya! #THERevolution makes her way out now and joins Schiavone and Britt in the ring, and everyone has a mic. Schiavone starts by saying Saraya had something she wanted to tell all of us, including Britt, in person. Here we are, so what is the news? Saraya says first, she bets the fans are really wondering about “it.” Is Saraya cleared to wrestle or not?
Saraya will let us know that a couple weeks ago, she got MRIs, X-rays, CT scans, and unfortunately… for Britt… Saraya is 100 CLEARED!! Fans are thunderous to learn Saraya’s back for real! Saraya says AEW is HER HOUSE!! Britt frowns and says, “Well, is there anything more fickle than an AEW fan? So, you’re cleared? What does that even mean? Do you still know how to do this?” Britt says they aren’t cleared. Saraya has been coming after Britt since she first got here, and why is that? Britt thinks she has it, so let’s see if this is clear. “I built AEW from the ground up until it became a fortress that wrestlers like you. No, that superstars like you wanted to move into. And I’m damn proud of that!”
Fans chant for “DMD!” for what she did do, but Britt continues. “But that pride turned into resentment very quickly when you had the audacity to skip in here and call it your house. Because it’s funny. I don’t recall you laying a single brick. And I understand, I finally get it. I know why you’re obsessed with me. It’s because I am everything you wish you could have been. And, if you think I’m lying, if you think that’s not true, let me remind you… You left your house and walked into mine. And Saraya, I regret to inform you that we don’t take walk-ins. So bitch, make an appointment!” Fans fire up as Britt snaps back.
Saraya says it’s so cute Britt puts herself on a pedestal consider she was handed a position by Tony Khan. She then got fed a bunch of QT’s trainees, and has only be in front of the camera for three years, when Saraya’s been in this business for 30, 17 professionally. So Britt doesn’t know what it takes to be a superstar! Britt doesn’t know what it takes to even be a STAR! Saraya traveled up and down the UK and all around Europe for free because she loves this business! She got hit by a CAR and wrestled the same day because she loves this business! She handed out resumes to promoters and turned down, for the sheer fact that she was female.
Britt has no idea what it takes to make it. Saraya was starting revolutions before they were a trend, and before wrestling was a twinkle in Britt’s eye! Saraya has done Madison Square Garden, the O2, and the Tokyo Dome! “And now I’m in front of an ungrateful BITCH!” Britt doesn’t know what it takes! Saraya has been publicly humiliated in front of millions of people. She battled a drug addiction, publicly. And she’s given her career and her neck for this business. Britt doesn’t have a clue what it takes to make it. But here we go! Here’s another opportunity handed to Britt on a silver platter. This is Saraya’s comeback story, and Britt’s biggest match ever.
Saraya says it will be Saraya VS Britt 1v1, AT FULL GEAR!! Mic drop! Britt is speechless for once but Boston is fired up! But then Britt swings on Saraya! Saraya dodges, mule kicks, and she scoops Britt for the RAMPAIGE!! “THIS IS MY HOUSE~!!” The Revolution is back, will she prove to the DMD that she is NOT the Face of AEW?
AEW goes backstage with Jay Lethal and friends.
Lexi Nair is on the scene as Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh thanked QT Marshall and the Factory for the assist. Not only that, but Cole Karter earned every dollar in this envelope for pulling off the fake Sting trick. Lethal assures them, it’s all there, they don’t have to check it. But QT still does, and he gives Karter his cut. Pleasure doing business. Next time will be half off. Nice! But oh, well! Laugh it up, says Danhausen! He points at them all for ruining Danhausen’s Halloween! And then Lee Johnson had to go and join this “goon squad of bad people!” Orange Cassidy tells Big Shotty to not hit his friends.
QT says hold on, they’re not fighting back here. The Factory fights in the ring. So since Cassidy loves putting the All-Atlantic Championship on the line, put it on the line against Lee Johnson this Friday! No problem. See you then. As for Trent, he says, “Sup, scumbags?” to Lethal and friends. What was that? Who’s he talking to? Trent steps closer. “I said, ‘What’s up, scumbags?'” Oh, he thinks they’re scumbags! Well, wanna do something about it? Yeah! They can fight tonight on Dynamite! See you out there. Lethal and his friends seem confused, but will Lethal be able to take the fight to #JustTrent?
Trent Beretta w/ Chuck Taylor & Danhausen VS Jay Lethal w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh!
Speaking of taking the fight to Trent, Lethal CHOP BLOCKS Trent at the ramp! Lethal stomps the leg while fans boo, and Lethal hits a GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Lethal throws off his vest, he stomps Trent’s leg more, then he ROCKS Trent with a haymaker. Trent flounders but Lethal brings him up. Trent CHOPS and ROCKS Lethal, but Lethal knees low! Lethal whips Trent into the steel steps! Trent goes tumbling up and over! Lethal keeps on Trent’s leg while Sonjay & Satnam finally stroll on out. Lethal STOMPS Trent’s leg against the steps! Lethal mocks the fans with his applause, then he stomps Trent’s leg again.
Lethal puts Trent in, Trent finally gets his jacket off, and the bell rings to make this official. Lethal KICKS the bad leg out! Lethal stalks Trent as he hobbles up, and Lethal KICKS the leg out again! Lethal taunts the fans but Trent ROCKS him with rights! Lethal kicks the bad leg, brings Trent to a corner and goes up, but Trent yanks Lethal down for a SAIDO! Lethal flounders away, Trent forces himself to stand, and he ROCKS Lethal at the ropes. Trent fires off forearm after forearm, the ref counts and backs Trent off at 4. Trent snarls, but Lethal mule kicks the leg out! Lethal KICKS the bad leg, grabs the leg, and SHIN BREAKERS!
Lethal then DRAGON SCREWS Trent right out of the ring! Trent clutches his leg while Lethal dusts his hands off. But here come Chuck and Danhausen finally! Fans cheer as things are even now, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Chuckie T and Danhausen check Trent but Lethal goes out after Trent. Sonjay tells Chuck and Danhausen to back down but they say the same to him and Satnam. But Lethal CHOP BLOCKS the leg again! And then he steps through for a FIGURE FOUR! A tap out won’t count outside the ring, Lethal’s just doing this to be cruel! Trent endures, Chuck coaches him up, and Lethal lets go to get in the ring. Lethal refreshes the count, but then Trent slides in. Lethal just drags Trent out by the bad leg, to hit a KNEE BREAKER! Lethal then says “WOO~!” and steps through again. But Trent throws Lethal away! Trent gets up, but Lethal CLOBBERS him back down!
Lethal tells Chuck to back off, then he drags Trent up. Lethal puts Trent in the ring, hauls him up, and hits another SHIN BREAKER! Lethal drops an elbow on the leg, and another, and then another! Lethal pulls on the toehold but Trent endures. Trent fishhooks Lethal’s nose but the ref reprimands. Lethal shakes that off to sit up and pull even harder on the toehold! Trent snarls, throws’ body shots, and he gets Lethal to let go. But then Lethal DECKS Trent! Lethal drags Trent up to CLUB him, and then again! But Trent fights back with body shots! Trent ROCKS Lethal, ROCKS him again, but then swings into the LETHAL COMBINATION!
Lethal shakes out his arm, he goes to the apron and struts his way to the corner. Dynamite returns to single picture as Lethal lets out a “WOO~!” Lethal climbs up, MACHO ELBOW into knees! Trent saves himself and both men are down! A standing count starts and Trent drags himself to ropes. Trent stands, Lethal runs in but into a CHOP! Trent ROCKS and CHOPS and then ducks a haymaker to GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent holds on and he drags Lethal up. HALF ‘N’ HALF! Lethal flounders to a corner and fans fire up. Trent runs in to clothesline! Trent then facelocks, TORNADO- NO, Lethal throws Trent down!
Lethal steps through, but Trent boots him into the buckles! Lethal checks his jaw but Trent drags him up. Trent hits the TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Lethal survives and fans fire up! Lethal gets to a corner, Trent storms over and brings him up. Lethal kicks the bad leg then goes up the corner. Trent CLUBS Lethal, then climbs up behind him. Lethal throws elbows but Trent CLUBS Lethal more. Trent brings Lethal up, half nelson, SUPER HALF ‘N’ HALF!! Lethal staggers up, into the BUSAIKU KNEE! Fans fire up with Trent and he hauls Lethal up to Alabama Lift! But Sonjay distracts! Trent has to drop Lethal from the bad knee giving up!
Danhausen gets up on the apron to shout at Sonjay, but Satnam climbs up behind him! Danhausen turns around to see the giant! So Danhausen builds up his power! Sonjay turns him around, no cursing the giant! DICK PUNCH to Sonjay!! Satnam HEADBUTTS Danhausen! Trent DROPKICKS Satnam! Satman hops down to the floor, Lethal mule kicks Trent! Lethal fireman’s carries to FLAPJACK, and then LETHAL INJECTION! Cover, Lethal wins!
Winner: Jay Lethal, by pinfall
The scumbags help each other again and Lethal comes out on top! Schiavone waits for them on stage to interview them about that. Sonjay grabs the mic to tell Schiavone to shut up and sit back down! Did you see what Sonjay did last week? HE runs this place! So sit down! Sonjay says he promised a huge surprise and he delivered! Their good friend, the Hall of Famer, the legendary JEFF JARRETT! Double J makes his entrance, guitar in hand. Jeff gets the mic to say, “That’s right! After over a million views of the debut of the Last Outlaw, it’s very apparent. The question is, why is the Last Outlaw in AEW?”
Fans mouth off and Jeff tells them to shut the hell up! Jeff will tell us why he’s here! “When a friend calls, a friend shows up. And that’s exactly what Jeff Jarrett did. I showed up to help and put a plan together, and we started last week. You probably wondering how the four of us guys are connected, I’m gonna tell ya. This guy right here, Jay Lethal, I signed him to his very first contract. He’s oozed machismo his entire career. He’s got wins over the Nature Boy, Ric Flair, Sting, and yes, he even became a Grand Slam Champion in ROH. Sonjay Dutt has an IQ of 181. Do I need to say anymore? We have taken over promotions all over the globe!
“And Satnam. C’mon up here, Satnam. This is a legit 7’5″ GIANT! Cameraman, start at his feet and pan up, slow pan. This isn’t no make-believe monster who wears red skinny jeans and is produced by the banana nosed circus. This guy is one in a billion! Why’s he one in a billion? That’s the name of his Netflix special! He’s the only player in the history of the NBA, the history of the National Basketball Association, to be born and bred in India! So Sting, Darby Allin, you here? I’m calling you out! Darby, we put you in a body bag last week. Sting, we’re gonna put you in a body bag. We’ll take you on. Are you winding me up?” The production crew is trying to have Jeff wrap!
“Don’t you EVER wind me up! Do you understand me? I’m putting the challenge out right now. Tonight on Dynamite, next week on Dynamite, or Full Gear! Don’t ever wind me up again, do you hear me?!” Jeff then starts chasing the guy with his guitar!! Sonjay has Jeff cool off. But will the Last Outlaw give AEW another smash hit when he sees The Icon?
Backstage interview with “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry.
Renee says the tensions continue to mount between him and Luchasaurus. JB cost Luchasaurus the All-Atlantic Championship last week, but where do they stand now? JB says the last thing he heard from Luchasaurus and Christian Cage is that they’re done with him. They’re moving on to bigger and better. But y’know what? Christian doesn’t get to decide when this is over! What happened last week was just the beginning when JB left Luchasaurus laying in a pile of wood. Renee says Full Gear is just around the corner, so what does that mean?
JB can’t wait for Full Gear. He has a challenge for Christian & Luchasaurus. But unlike them, JB does his business face to face. He’ll tell them the challenge on Rampage this Friday! Just what will Jungle Boy have in mind for the men who betrayed him?
Jon Moxley is here!
The Maniac AEW World Champion makes his way through the crowd and heads to the ring, William Regal by his side. Moxley then gets the mic to say, “Sir William Regal, how old was I when we first me? 25? 26? Something like that. Back then, I was young and full of piss and vinegar, I didn’t have crippling arthritis yet, I could move around pretty good. I really thought I knew it all. I really thought I had it all figured out. And I loved to talk trash, as you remember. I kept running my mouth over and over. I wanted to be just like you (Regal). Feared and respected. I wanted to be a real top guy in professional wrestling.
“So to prove myself to you, to get my respect, I tried to pick a fight with you. And that did not go well. That did not go well at all. You tortured me. You physically tortured me, brutalized me, kicked the hell out of me, and it pissed me off cuz I found out exactly where I was on the food chain. And it drove me to work harder, and train harder, and to grow and evolve, and one day come back and get my revenge. And when I got another shot at you, I made it count. If you remember, I knocked you out with a knee to the face and ripped your ear off the side of your head. You do remember that.” Regal nods, he definitely remembers.
Moxley says Regal then told him, as he finally took Moxley under his wing, “And now the real work begins.” Moxley says, “Who does that young, impetuous kid remind you of, Sir William?” Regal nods, knowing where Moxley is going with this. “It reminds us of young Maxwell Jacob Friedman, whom I will face at Full Gear for the AEW World Championship. Now I first wrestled MJF well over a year ago. Probably the Summer of 2020, he challenged me for the AEW World Championship, and he though the had it all figured out back then. He thought that this was his time.
“So I beat the hell out of him, I bloodied him up, and I sent him packing. I let him know exactly where he stood in the pecking order. But now, all these months later, he’s come back around again for another shot. So the question is, what’s gonna be different this time? I mean, who is MJF? It’s hard to figure out. He seems to be having some kind of existential identity crisis right now. Who exactly is MJF? We know the MJF that he shows to the world. He dresses very nice, he wears a fake diamond ring, he wears the clothes his mom bought for him at JCPenney. He wants to put on the air of somebody rich and successful.
“He talks the talk of a big time world champion pro-wrestler, the kind he wants to be. But dude, I actually am a multimillionaire, multi-time world champion, so you can’t fool me. I ain’t buying it. He calls himself a pillar, even though he has no idea what it feels like to have any weight on his back. What’s more amusing is MJF calls himself, ‘The Devil.'” Regal pretends to be scared for like a second, then he smirks with Moxley as they chuckle over that. MJF says he’s the Devil of AEW. “Dude, I have seen the devil. I have met the devil, I have looked into his eyes. I have met some very bad people, been some very bad places, seen some bad people do some very bad things. Dude, you are not that. You are not that at all.
“And I want you, as William Regal wants you, to fulfill your potential one day and put this company on your back. We are, after all, teachers. You can do your song and dance in the lead up to Full Gear, you can talk trash, your dog ‘n’ pony show. I’m not worried about that at all. I’m worried about what you got in your guts, because I’m gonna bring it outta ya. When you step into the ring in your hometown in Newark, New Jersey at Full Gear, just remember one thing: Everything you’ve done up to this point has been easy.” Mic drop! The Blue Eyed Battler puts it all on Maxwell Jacob Friedman, will the Salt of the Earth be worth his salt?
Another video where The Elite disappear.
But it’s also part Full Gear steampunk aesthetic. A montage of all the things Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks have done in AEW, both in and out of the ring, online and in person, even before AEW was formed, and even before The Elite were pro-wrestlers. Everything is converging at Full Gear!! What happens to All Elite Wrestling when The Elite finally returns?
AEW hears from Bryan Danielson and Sammy Guevara.
The Spanish God says Bryan knows Sammy has his number. “Bryan knows damn well that if Sammy Guevara and Bryan Danielson get in the ring again, it’s going to be different.” The American Dragon says “It always impresses me when the younger talent steps into the ring with me after I’ve kicked their head in, and they want to fight me again.” Bryan tells Sammy that his face will represent the disrespect that Bryan has felt from Chris Jericho and the way he treats the ROH World Championship. It is the disrespect from Daniel Garcia after everything Bryan put into him to show him that he is a WRESTLER! The DISRESPECT from Wheeler Yuta!!
ALL that disrespect is going to be put right into Sammy’s face tonight when Bryan kicks his head in!! The classic from two weeks ago gets one hell of a rematch! Who wins two out of three falls to put things to rest between American Dragon and Spanish God?
Jamie Hayter w/ Britt Baker & Rebel VS Skye Blue!
Britt Baker handled The Coach, Madison Rayne, and now the #1 contender to the Interim AEW Women’s World Champion looks to handle The Student! Will Hayter turn Skye black ‘n’ blue before going after Toni Storm? Or will Skye stop the hate before Full Gear?
But speaking of Storm, she surprises Hayter by being in Skye’s corner! The bell rings and Hayter storms over to shout at Storm. Skye turns Hayter around to fire off forearms! Skye whips, Hayter holds ropes then bails out! Skye hurries out after her to ROCK her! Hayter ROCKS Skye back, then whips her into railing! Hayter scoops Skye, but Skye slips off to POST Hayter! Britt checks Hayter but Skye hurries to drag Hayter up and into the ring. Skye hurries as Hayter staggers. Skye runs and wheelbarrows to arm-drag! Hayter stagger sup, Skye SHINING WIZARDS at the ropes! Hayter staggers again and Skye runs, but Britt trips her up!
Skye glares but turns around into an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! And then Hayter hits an EXPLODER! Britt & Rebel cheer, as do some fans, as AEW goes picture in picture.
Hayter drags Skye up, bumps her off buckles, then digs her boot in. The ref counts as Hayter stands on Skye, but she lets off at 4. Hayter argues with the ref, and Britt CHOKES Skye! Britt gets away with another one but Storm storms over to back Britt off. Hayter drags Skye up for the SNAP JACKHAMMER! Cover, TWO! Hayter is annoyed but she drags Skye up. Hayter whips Skye to ropes then CLOBBERS her! Hayter covers, TWO! Hayter clamps onto Skye with a facelock and grinds her down. Skye endures, fans rally up, and Skye fights up. Skye throws body shots but Hayter throws her down by her hair! The ref reprimands and Hayter “apologizes.”
Hayter stomps Skye around, stands on Skye’s head, and tosses her own hair and fans herself off while the ref counts. Hayter steps away at 4 to drag Skye up and throw her out! Skye tumbles to the floor, Hayter shouts at Storm and the ref is distracted again. Britt taunts Skye then Hayter goes out to fetch her. Hayter puts Skye in the ring, takes her time returning, and then she stomps Skye around. Hayter CLUBS Skye down, drags her up, and CLUBS her again! Hayter stands on Skye’s hair but Skye swipes at her. Hayter steps away, drags Skye up and CLUBS her again. Hayter drags Skye up again, but Skye fires off forearms!
Dynamite returns to single picture and Skye fires off! Hayter pulls hair! Skye ducks the haymaker to run and SHOTGUN! Fans fire up and Skye runs in, but Hayter puts her on the apron. Skye ROCKS Hayter first, then rushes Britt! Britt moves so Rebel takes the PENALTY KICK! Skye SUPERKICKS Britt, then she GAMANGIRIS Hayter! Skye goes up, CROSSBODIES and covers, TWO! Hayter is still in this but Skye keeps her cool. Skye drags Hayter up but Hayter kicks low and scoops. Skye slips off, full nelsons, but Hayter breaks to switch! Ripcord, HATE- NO, Skye ducks to roll Hayter. Hayter blocks the kick and spins Skye, but Skye SLIDING-GIRIS!
Hayter wobbles, Skye runs, and she hops on to CODE BLUE!! Cover, TWO!! Hayter survives and Skye is shocked! Fans rally and duel as Hayter stirs. Skye pleads with the ref about the count, but Hayter rolls her up! TWO!!! Hayter ROCKS Skye with a right! Hayter fires off more forearms on Skye, but Skye ROCKS Hayter back! Hayter DECKS Skye! Hayter runs, into a SUPERKICK! Skye runs, but Hayter follows to BOOT! Hayter bumps Skye off buckles, CHOKES her, and talks trash! The ref counts, Hayter lets off at 4, and she CHOPS! And CHOPS! And whips corner to corner, but Skye goes up! Hayter gets under! Electric Chair, spin into the wheelbarrow!
Hayter blocks Skye’s bulldog, to ripcord and HATEMAKER!! Cover, Hayter wins!
Winner: Jamie Hayter, by pinfall
And Hayter adds on by stomping Skye! Storm rushes in and runs Hayter off! But in the end, big bully Jamie has a win, and she’s red hot going into Full Gear! Will #ToniTime run out? Or will the Lightning From Down Under strike down a former friend?
AEW hears from Brian Cage and Dante Martin.
The Machine tells the #INHUMAN Angel Dorado that he is excellent and phenomenal, a true high-flyer and a once in a generation athlete. But unfortunately, Brian Cage is a once in a lifetime athlete. Dante may be excellent, but he’s not better than Cage. No one is. But Dante says, “The bigger they are, the harder they fall. And this week, you’re gonna figure that out, Brian Cage. Because you’re gonna figure it out at the hands of the Inhuman Dante Martin. I’ll see you on Rampage.” Cage says all Dante is, is “one small step on the Path of Cage to becoming the NEW AEW World Champion. Because I’m not a man, I’m a MACHINE!”
Strength takes on speed in the World Title Eliminator Tournament, which wins out to move to the semifinals?
Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.
At least, that’s what Alex Marvez was hoping for but then Lance Archer says, “You wanna talk to Pretty Ricky Starks? Well this is your chance.” He’s holding Starks up by his hair! Archer throws Starks down and says, “I’ve got a very simple message. It’s that everybody dies!” He then dribbles Starks’ head off the garage door! “EVERYBODY DIES! Everybody in this tournament dies! This isn’t yours to win, it’s mine!” The Murderhawk Monster leaves Ricky Starks in an absolute mess! Will Archer crush Starks’ dreams to fulfill his own?
BREAKING NEWS for Full Gear!
After being called out by Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett, Darby Allin & Sting accept! It will be a tag match as the #RelentlessIcons return to action against the #LethalOutlaws! Will Lethal & Jarrett come through on their promise to end Darby & Sting? Or will Jay & Double J be the ones in those body bags?
Best 2 Out of 3 Falls: Bryan Danielson VS Sammy Guevara w/ Tay Melo!
The battle of Blackpool Combat Club and Jericho Appreciation Society continues! And while Full Gear will have a Fatal 4 Way for the ROH World Championship, the American Dragon accepted the Spanish God’s challenge to settle things 1v1! But will Sammy be able to rack up big points “winning twice” before Full Gear? Or will he just end up getting more of the same from their previous match?
The bell rings and we have our first round! Sammy rushes in but Bryan dodges to fire off KICKS and CHOPS in the corner! Sammy turns things around to CHOP back! Bryan CHOPS again! And EuroUppers! Sammy uppercuts, but Bryan HEADBUTTS! And KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! Bryan EuroUppers again, CHOPS again, then bumps Sammy off buckles. Bryan EuroUppers and KICKS and CHOPS, and then he bumps Sammy off more buckles! Bryan just repeats the EuroUppers, the KICK and the CHOP! Bryan whips corner to corner but Sammy reverses, only for Bryan to go up and over! Sammy hits buckles and Bryan keeps moving.
Bryan ducks a clothesline, but then Sammy hurdles, back flips over, and DROPKICKS Bryan down! Bryan bails out while Sammy kips up so smooth. Fans boo but Sammy builds speed to DIVE into a forearm! Bryan hurries back to the ring and goes up top. Bryan MISSILE DROPKICKS Sammy out of the ring! And kips up! Fans fire up but Tay points out what she snuck to ringside for Sammy: a chair! Bryan builds speed, but Tay blocks the way! Fans boo as Sammy crawls his way to the chair. Bryan sighs and goes out, but the Brazilian Goddess says timeout! There’s no timeouts here! Bryan pushes past her, but Sammy CHUCKS THE CHAIR!!
The ref saw that and he calls this fall to an end! Bryan goes up one by disqualification!
Bryan: 1; Sammy: 0
Sammy and Tay don’t care, that chair shot means Sammy has an advantage! Sammy whips Bryan into the timekeeper’s table! And then clears it off, to JAM the mic into Bryan again and again and again! He’s going after Bryan’s eye! Sammy gets on the mic to say, “Huh? Huh? What?!” Fans boo but Sammy rains down fists and elbows on Bryan! The ref counts, Sammy lets off, and fans chant “F YOU, SAMMY!” Sammy goes into the ring while the ref checks Bryan, and AEW goes to break.
Dynamite returns and Sammy is still soaking up the heat. The second round has begun and Sammy rains down fists on a busted open Bryan! Sammy shouts at Bryan, rains down more fists, and repeat! Sammy lets off while fans boo. Sammy kicks Bryan around, drags him up, and he talks trash on Bryan. Bryan swings but misses wild. Sammy taunts Bryan and stays just out of range of the fist. Fans taunt Sammy but Sammy drags Bryan up. Bryan ROCKS Sammy with a forearm! Bryan staggers, Sammy runs in to JUMP KNEE! And then torture rack! GO TO HOSPITAL!! Cover, Sammy ties this up!
Bryan: 1; Sammy: 1
Fans boo and now it all comes down to this last round! Sammy wants Bryan to be declared unfit to continue but the ref is checking Bryan. Bryan wobbles, Sammy RAMS him into the corner! Sammy KICKS, KICKS and CHOPS! Sammy EuroUppers, CHOPS, and then CHOPS again! Sammy hoists Bryan up top, climbs up after him, and fans are rabid as Bryan shoves Sammy away! Sammy flips through, comes back, slips a step, but he steadies himself! But Bryan throws elbows back! And HEAEDBUTTS Sammy down! Bryan stands up to DIVING HEADBUTT but he FLOPS as Sammy moves! And then Sammy clamps onto Bryan with a CROSSFACE!!
Fans boo and Bryan endures as Sammy’s S grip is right in his face! Bryan moves around, rolls but Sammy holds on to keep the crossface! Bryan still endures, and fans rally as he reaches out! Bryan claws at Sammy’s grip, shifts his weight again and stands up! Bryan lifts Sammy, but Sammy BITES Bryan’s head! Bryan falls over, Sammy bends him back, but Bryan slips the grip out of the way so he can see! Bryan reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Sammy holds on until 4.75! Sammy drags Bryan up, puts him in a corner and smothers him! The ref reprimands, Sammy CHOPS! And ROCKS! And CHOPS!
Bryan turns things around to CHOP! And KICK! Sammy CHOPS! Bryan HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS again! Bryan whips Sammy, Sammy reverses, and then Sammy runs in at the corner, but Bryan alley-oops him! Sammy lands on the buckles, CROSSBODIES, but into the BUSAIKU KNEE! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! A standing count starts as AEW goes picture in picture.
Bryan and Sammy are still down at 5 of 10, and then Sammy rolls away to flop out of the ring. Tay checks on Sammy and coaches him up, but Bryan goes out to the apron. Bryan runs and hits a FLYING KNEE! Down goes Sammy! Bryan drags Sammy up, makes him take a seat by the railing, and CHPOS him! And KICKS him! And CHOPS him! And KICKS him! And CHOPS again! Sammy CLAWS at Bryan’s eyes! Sammy makes Bryan sit down, and Sammy CHOPS! And BOOTS! And CHOPS! And ROCKS! And CHOPS, CHOPS, CHOPS! Sammy gets a running start as he fires up, he runs in to SHOTGUN Bryan against the railing!
Sammy drags Bryan up, POSTS him, then looms over him. Sammy soaks up the heat from Boston before he drags Bryan back up. Sammy puts Bryan in, drags him up again, and throws knees. Sammy CHOPS Bryan against ropes, and again! Sammy whips, Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges, they DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Both men go down and Boston fires up again! Bryan crawls to a cover, but Tay yanks the ref out! Tay acts like she got away with something, but the ref storms up right behind her. Dynamite returns to single picture as he taps her on the shoulder. Tay keeps on gloating, so he turns her around! He EJEECTS Tay!! Fans are loving it!
The ref goes back to Sammy and Bryan as they sit up. Sammy throws a forearm but Bryan gives it back. Sammy forearms again but so does Bryan. They stand, keep going, and Bryan gets the edge with elbows! But Sammy CLAWS the bloody eyebrow! Sammy reels Bryan in, but Bryan blocks to suplex Sammy into the Tree of Woe! Fans fire up with Bryan as he stands up to KICK Sammy in the Tree! And KICK and KICK and KICK! Bryan goes corner to corner, to basement dropkick! Bryan then sits Sammy up, climbs up after him, and he throws HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Sammy blocks, claws at Bryan and slips free, to then JUMP KNEE Bryan to the floor!
Sammy then climbs up, takes aim, and SHOOTING STAR ATTACKS!! Direct hit and both men are down! Fans chant, “You Still Suck!” as Sammy gets up and puts Bryan in the ring. Sammy climbs back up, he takes aim, and he springboards to tringle jump, CUTTER into an ARMBAR! Sammy fights it but Bryan shifts around to omoplata, and LEBELL LOCK!!! Sammy endures, fans are thunderous, but Sammy reaches out! Sammy crawls over to ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Bryan lets go in frustration. Sammy sits up, Bryan KICKS him in the chest! And KICKS! And KICKS! KICKS! KICKS! Then the BUZZ- NO, Sammy ducks to JUMP KNEE!
Sammy torture racks again! But Bryan lands on his feet to get around and hop up! POISON-RANA!!! Fans are electric as Bryan aims, BUSAIKU KNEE!! But Sammy rolls through?! BOSTON CRAB!! Or maybe a Walls of Jericho! Now it’s a LIONTAMER!! Bryan endures, crawls and reaches out, ROPEBREAK!! The fans cheer as Sammy lets off. Sammy storms back up to Bryan to KICK him at the rope! “This is Awesome!” as Sammy drags Bryan up into another torture rack. GO TO- NO, Bryan lands out again, ducks ‘n ‘dodges, BUSAIKU KNEE FOR REAL!! Fans are volcanic as Bryan gets the arms! But Sammy pushes Bryan up, goes up, and hits a MOONSAULT DDT!!!
Sammy hurries up top while Bryan is down! SWANTON BOMB onto knees!!! And Bryan crucifix clutches Sammy for the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!!! Bryan throws shot after shot, then he shifts Sammy around, back into the LEBELL LOCK!! Sammy endures but that grip is in his jaw! Sammy scrambles, flails, but Bryan thrashes him around! Sammy can see ropes and he claws his way around! But Bryan grabs that arm to make it a RINGS OF SATURN!!! Sammy verbally quits, Bryan wins!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission, 2-1
And the American Dragon slays the Spanish God! This was wild with just these two! How much more insane will it be when you add Claudio Castagnoli and #THEOCHO, Chris Jericho, to the mix?
A great episode for AEW, and with just the go-home next week, they got a lot done here tonight to fill the Full Gear card. Because for one, AEW loves to load a ton of matches onto their PPVs. A great opener from the 8 Man Tag, and there was a brief moment of Keith being reluctant, but that’s the seed planted for the Swerve In Our Glory team falling apart against The Acclaimed. Likewise, FTR and Gunn Club are all but ready to fight over the ROH World Tag Team Championships. Maybe they stretch that out to be for ROH Final Battle as the big return for ROH to PPV. Acclaimed retain, but I feel like there will be Firm shenanigans that cost FTR.
Speaking of The Firm, a great start to the World Title Eliminator Tournament with Ethan VS Eddie, and a big win for Ethan. Stokely also had a good promo dissing MJF, but that was rough placement having it follow MJF’s long but great promo taken right from his podcast appearance. Moxley also had a great response promo, both guys are red hot going into the title match. I know there’s still the possibility that MJF is just setting up a huge swerve and The Firm rejoin him, but I would rather he just cheat all on his own so that he technically proves he can win on his own. Otherwise, it’s as bad as Daniel Garcia going right back to the JAS, but on an even larger scale.
We got good promos from other World Title Eliminator Tournament entrants, such as Cage and Dante’s. But I did like that Rush still ties in his story with Vance, so there’s still the possibility of seeing Rush VS Vance 1v1 as we’ve been waiting on since it was supposed to be Andrade VS Vance 1v1, but who knows when. Rush VS Bandido is going to be awesome and either guy could win that. Cage VS Dante feels like Cage’s win, but it’d be cool if Dante won. And Archer attacking Starks before an interview even happens was a good surprise, but I’m thinking this sets Starks up to win their match. As it stands, Starks and Ethan feel like the finalists for Full Gear.
Seems Daivari’s gimmick isn’t just using money to recruit people, but thinking money can buy him titles. He of course gets whooped by Wardlow, but this segment was more about Wardlow’s rage and ego getting the better of him before Samoa Joe just lets him have it. I hope we get a Winner Takes All Triple Threat between Wardlow, Joe and Hobbs because duh, it’s right there, just do it. Hobbs can be opportunistic in his win so that the odd man out is still strong, and then we can get a 1v1 story after that. Then Final Battle can have just the ROH World TV Championship, the double champ defending against whoever they want.
Pretty good promo from Cargill calling out Nyla, and that’s pretty funny that Nyla is having an open challenge for a title she doesn’t rightfully possess. Nyla is of course winning that, but it’s great story to tease that someone could take the title off Nyla to face Jade instead. Good stuff set up with Best Friends and a few Heel factions. Cassidy VS Lee Johnson will be a good title match but another win for Cassidy. Trent VS Lethal was good stuff but of course Lethal’s friends help him win. And I like that we’re getting Lethal & Jarrett VS Darby & Sting, that’ll be a very fun tag match. I’m pretty sure Jarrett’s team cheats to win since they have Sonjay & Satnam to distract.
Good promo from Jack Perry to call out Christian & Luchasaurus, and I’m wondering what this secret challenge will be. Can’t be a tag match, Christian’s arm is still healing, and I can’t picture anyone that could counter Luchasaurus. Maybe it’ll be a match type that is meant to keep Christian from getting involved, but Christian will find a way, only for it to fail. JB has to win this one to justify the story continuing until Christian is 100% again, and then JB VS Christian is the blow-off. And we got a very good match out of Hayter VS Skye, with Skye looking strong, but of course Hayter wins to build momentum towards her match with Storm.
Sadly, the women’s title is taking a backseat to Saraya VS Britt, and perhaps through no fault of their own. Saraya and Britt had a great promo together, with Britt making good points, but Saraya just tearing Britt apart. Hopefully Saraya really is cleared to have a full on match, and maybe they can book this to not be too rough. It’ll be great just for the fact it’s happening, and as I’ve been saying, Saraya has to win this one. And then the main event was awesome stuff, practically PPV worthy in itself. It was clever that Sammy gave Bryan the first fall with that disqualification to then get the next fall. In the end, Bryan wins out, which was a bit of a surprise, but also makes sense. But at the same time, I feel like this means Bryan does not win the Fatal 4, and we see if Sammy hands the win to Jericho.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (9/27/23)
Onward, to Seattle!
Dynamite begins the countdown to WrestleDream!
It’s another big week for AEW! And before Swerve Strickland returns home to Seattle, he and Hangman Page sign on the dotted line!
- AEW International Championship: Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Jeff Jarrett w/ Triple J; Fenix wins and retains the title.
- AEW International Championship #1 Contender’s Triple Threat: Nick Jackson VS Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Claudio Castagnoli; wins and will challenge Fenix for the title next week.
- Julia Hart w/ Brody King VS Willow Nightingale; wins.
- Fatal 4 Way: Penta El Zero Miedo w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Matt Jackson VS Orange Cassidy VS Austin Gunn w/ Colten Gunn; wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
AEW International Championship: Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Jeff Jarrett w/ Team Triple J
The Immortal Firebird burned brightest last week in his revenge match with Jon Moxley, and now HE is opening the night with an open challenge! But will the entire carnival help the Last Outlaw win this title right off Fenix? Or will Fenix refuse to be a transitional champion?
Well as soon as Team Triple J is ringside, Fenix FLIES out onto them all! Fans fire up and Fenix drags Jarrett up to fire off shots! Fenix stalks Jarrett, CLUBS him, then fires more forearms! And CHOPS! Jarrett pokes Fenix in the eye! Jarrett whips Fenix into railing! And JAMS him with a chair! No rules since this ain’t a match yet, but Fenix CHOPS in return! And CHOPS again! Fenix whips, Jarrett reverses but Fenix RANAS Jay Lethal into Satnam Singh! But Karen CLAWS Fenix’ back! Fenix grabs Karen, but Sonjay CLUBS Fenix! So Fenix SUPERKICKS Sonjay! Fenix puts Jarrett in the ring, the bell finally rings, and Fenix SMACXKS Jarrett to GAMANGIRI!
Fenix goes up and up and QUEBRADAS! Cover, TWO! Jarrett is still in this but Fenix brings him around to fireman’s carry. But the back gives up! Jarrett CLUBS Fenix down, fans rally up for Fenix but Jarrett stomps him. Jarrett brings Fenix around to CLUB him again, and then CLUBS him again! Fenix leans against ropes but Jarrett CHOKES him! Jarrett runs, Karen CHOPS Fenix, and Jarrett hits the STRADDLE ATTACK! Jarrett struts while fans boo, and then Jarrett mocks Cero Miedo, and says ‘SUCK IT!” Jarrett runs, into a SOBAT! KICK! And FOREARM! Fenix runs in to JUMP SOBAT!
Fenix pushes Jarrett down, goes up, but Satnam distracts! Fenix avoids the big haymaker, but Jarrett kicks low to DDT! Fans boo while both men are down and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Fenix crawls to ropes, Jarrett pursues, but the ref has Jarrett back off. So Karen CHOKES Fenix more! Abrahantes shouts at Triple J but Jarrett stomps Fenix. Jarrett puts Fenix in a corner, whips him corner to corner hard, and Fenix hits the mat. Jarrett struts some more, distracts the ref, and that allows Lethal to drag Fenix out for some stomps! Sonjay gest some shots in, too! Sonjay mocks #ANIMO, and Lethal keeps Abrahantes back! Jarrett soaks up the heat from Broomfield, Colorado before he goes out after Fenix. Jarrett whips Fenix hard into railing, and Fenix tumbles into the front row!
Abrahantes checks Fenix as he drags himself up, but Triple J chases him off! Abrahantes can’t do anything when it’s 4v1! Jarrett then drags Fenix up to suplex to the floor! Fenix writhes, the ring count is climbing, but Jarrett stomps Fenix. Jarrett talks trash, drags Fenix up, and puts Fenix in before ten. Jarrett CLUBS Fenix, taunts the fans, and then paces around Fenix. Jarrett CLUBS Fenix, taunts him, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Jarrett drags Fenix up but Fenix CHOPS first! And CHOPS again! And CHOPS again! Fenix whips, Jarrett reverse but Fenix ducks ‘n’ dodges and rolls, but Jarrett trips him up!
Fenix goes to the apron and Jarrett kicks him down. Triple J rallies behind their guy but he then sicks them after Fenix. The ref stops Karen right in her tracks! Aubrey ain’t having it no more, and fans love it! Fenix gets up on the apron, RAMS into Jarrett, then RAMSA him again! Fenix RAMS into Jarrett one more time, then hobbles his way to the corner. Fenix springboards and leaps, FLYING ARM-DRAG and DOUBLE STOMP! Fans fire up as Fenix crawls to the cover, TWO! Jarrett is tougher than that but Fenix SUPERKICKS him down! Fans fire up as Fenix goes to the corner and drags himself up top!
Fenix aims, Lethal distracts, but he gets a PENALTY KICK for it! Sonjay tries now, and Jarrett LOW BLOWS! Fans boo but Jarrett cradles! TWO!! Triple J is furious but Jarrett whips. Fenix reverses, Jarrett lifts, Fenix slips out of the bomb! Jarrett kicks and wrenches, THE STROKE!!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Fenix survives and the fans are loving this! Satnam gets on the apron, Jarrett sends Fenix his way, but Fenix dropkicks the legs out! Satnam falls but Jarrett gets Fenix’s legs! FIGURE- NO, Fenix cradles now! FENIX WINS!!
Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall (still AEW International Champion)
Triple J tried all the tricks, but nothing could stop Fenix! But he only has a week to rest as we’re getting another title match next week! Will Fenix be facing Nick Jackson, Brian Cage or Claudio Castagnoli? We find out in a Triple Threat later tonight!
Adam Cole & MJF have another bro session.
Though with a bad foot, the Panama City Playboy joins Maxwell Jacob Friedman at the Long Island pierce to celebrate the win at Grand Slam. MJF sees Cole and tells him to hop onboard! Wait, MJF has a boat? Nah, this is his dad’s, but he doesn’t need to know. Uh, what? But anyway, they set sail, have some drinks and even go fishing. Cole thanks MJF for the invite. So beautiful out here. Yeah, it’s the greatest place on Earth. But uh, quick question. MJF is so glad Cole came out to help a brochacho out, and got hurt in the process, but… He was on the phone with Roddy a long time, huh?
Yeah, sorry, he was just worried about Roddy. Yeah, MJF gets it. Seems he was so worried, he couldn’t even be out there at the start of the match. Cole apologizes but Roddy is a brother to him. Yeah, yeah. MJF has Cole hold his beer so he can get some more. Cole hopes they can catch something today. Good beers, right? Yeah, delicious. MJF goes to the cooler, and brings out the Dynamite Diamond Ring?! MJF puts it on his pinkie, but Cole asks if MJF brought him out here just to hit him with the diamond ring then dump his body in the ocean, did he? What? No that is the last thing he’d ever do! MJF is secretly taking the ring off behind his back.
Cole says they do need to talk. Part of a healthy friendship his having more than one friend. It is okay and normal and healthy. Cole knows friendship is new to MJF, but MJF needs to know, Cole still cares about him. Well, look, having more than one friend is not for MJF, but… If it is normal and is Cole’s deal, then he supports that. Cole appreciates that. Plus, MJF almost got caught the last time he threw someone overboard so that’s a relief. What? Whoa, wait, we got a bite! They work together and pull it in! It’s PAUL WIGHT!? He says he was just trying to go for a swim! Paul spits out the hook and joins the boys on the boat. Paul knows they’re Better Than You, Baybay, and that’s aight.
Don Callis & Konosuke Takeshita returned to Japan.
The patriarch of the Don Callis Family and his “new son,” The Alpha, walked the streets of Tokyo as they responded to the Six Man Tag Challenge. Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi & Chris Jericho want to make a match for WrestleDream, but they’re not even in Seattle. They’re in Japan to hunt down the Golden Star! And Don knows all the favorite places of the Golden Lovers, so Kenny better have a new third man in mind for WrestleDream after they take care of business! The DCF will be live and in person after the break, will they have succeeded in their mission?
Renee Paquette is in the ring.
She says to expound upon their actions this past week, please welcome Don Callis & Konosuke Takeshita. The fans boo as dastardly Don and treacherous Takeshita make their way out during a recap package. Back in present, Renee gets to business. We all saw what happened between Sammy Guevara and Chris Jericho at Grand Slam and the days after, so is it safe to say that Sammy is DCF? And sorry, but it is hard to hear over the chorus of boos. Callis says he has something to say. “I’m so happy that Sammy Guevara is FREE of the toxic influence of Chris Jericho, that I wanted to bring him out here myself! Ladies and gentlemen, the newest member of the Don Callis Family, SAMMY GUEVARA!”
The Spanish God, the REAL Judas of AEW, struts his way out like he did last Friday on Rampage. Fans boo him like they boo Callis and he joins the family. Sammy and Callis hug, and then even Konosuke hugs Sammy. Callis says, “You wanna know about Tokyo now?” Renee says yes, we just saw their video. What was the business there? Callis reminds us that Kota Ibushi is not safe! He and The Alpha went to Tokyo with a personal camera crew that caught it all! They were at Ibushi’s dojo in Gunma, Japan, and they barged right in! Ibushi wasn’t there, so they beat up on one of his students!
Ibushi showed up, took the fight to Konosuke, but checking on his student left him open to a SLEEPER! Ibushi fought free, gave some ground ‘n’ pound, but Callis SMACKED Ibushi with his umbrella! Big mistake, Don! Ibushi stormed up on Callis, Callis ran away, but Konosuke CLOBBERED Ibushi with a kettle bell weight! Callis then came back to stomp Ibushi, and then Konosuke CHOKED Ibushi with his jacket! Callis told Omega that this is his beating heart lying on the ground! No one is safe from the Don Callis Family!! Fans boo as Callis says his family has never been stronger! With Konosuke, Will “BAH GAWD” Ospreay and Sammy Guevara going to WrestleDream!
Fans boo as Sammy now speaks. Sammy is being painted as the bad guy, when in reality, he’s the HERO! Fans boo more but Sammy says Jericho is the real villain. Fans chant “F YOU, SAMMY!” but he just tunes that out to say Jericho, for four YEARS, held Sammy back! Sammy was champion without Jericho! He headlined PPVs without Jericho! And he was great all on his own. Every time Sammy started to fly, Jericho would clip Sammy’s wings and bring him down. Sammy thought that one day, Jericho would pass him the torch. But Jericho never was going to do that, and Callis is the one who showed Sammy that Jericho is selfish!
Sammy TOOK the torch, and now looks to become the star he was born to be! Fans boo more but Callis says at WrestleDream, they take everything from Ibushi, Jericho and Omega, “until there’s nothing left but the tears!” Konosuke adds as much in Japanese, will the Don Callis Family truly destroy three of the greatest of all time?
AEW shares footage from after Collision.
Last Saturday, after losing to Bryan Danielson again, Ricky Starks & “Big Bill” Morrissey were backstage, and Starks says that he survived again! He didn’t lose, he survived, period! Bryan Danielson has not tapped him out, and he never pinned him. The rankings is still Starks above Bryan! But then Wheeler Yuta walks over. Easy, man, he comes in peace. Yeah, Starks survived. And Yuta is man enough to admit he was wrong for what he did. He put his hands on Starks when the fight was over, and Starks was just trying to show Bryan respect. Starks tells Yuta that the next time Yuta puts his hands on Starks, Starks makes sure Yuta doesn’t walk away on his own accord!
Yuta says he’s trying to be the bigger man but it seems Starks doesn’t wanna hear it, so here’s how Yuta really feels. Starks is an entitled prick, all style and no substance, and all he does is whine, complain and moan! Starks couldn’t get up after everything Bryan put him through but guess what? Yuta gets up every damn day! The Blackpool Combat Club beats his ass, puts him down, and he just gets back up because that makes him stronger. And Starks doesn’t have the balls for that! But if he disagrees, let’s find out at WrestleDream. Starks smirks and walks off. Yeah, walk away. But it is now official! Absolute VS Decoder, who proves they’re tough enough?
AEW International Championship #1 Contender’s Triple Threat: Nick Jackson VS Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Claudio Castagnoli!
WrestleDream on Sunday, and the FOURTH ANNIVERSARY of Dynamite next Wednesday, things are looking up for AEW! As such, one of these three men will challenge Rey Fenix for his title live on Dynamite next week! Who grabs themselves a golden ticket to #ANIMO?
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (9/23/23)
It’s an ABSOLUTE Death Match!
Ricky Starks finds a way to up the intensity from All Out!
As if a Strap Match wasn’t enough, Ricky Starks wants revenge on Bryan Danielson in a Texas Death Match!! Will this be an ABSOLUTE blood bath?
- AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Luchasaurus VS Christian Cage VS Darby Allin; Christian wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.
- Hook & Rob Van Dam VS Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker w/ Jake Hager; Hook & RVD win.
- Julia Hart w/ Brody King VS Kiera Hogan; Julia wins.
- Jay White w/ Bullet Club Gold VS Andrade El Idolo; White wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Workhorsemen; FTR wins and and retains the titles.
- Texas Death Match: Ricky Starks VS Bryan Danielson; Bryan wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Darby Allin speaks.
“Tonight I win back the championship that changed my life from Christian Cage and Luchasaurus. I’m not a stupid man, I know this is gonna be a Handicap match. But I am gonna walk out the new Face of TNT.
Christian Cage speaks.
“Tonight on Collision, Darby, you’re challenging myself and Luchasaurus in a three way match for the TNT Championship. Let me remind you that Sting is not allowed at ringside and I don’t like your chances. We will remain the Face of TNT now and forever. Do you understand me?”
Ricky Starks speaks.
“Bryan Danielson, you have never tapped me out. I passed out. You’re talking to a guy that’s been to Heaven, so if you’re looking test God, look no further than Absolute Ricky Starks. Tonight, I put you six feet under.”
Bryan Danielson speaks.
“Ricky Starks, you’re in a lot of trouble for challenging me to a Texas Death Match. A match where to win, you have to knock somebody down and keep them down. Here’s the thing, people have been trying to keep me down my entire career, and nobody has succeeded yet. And Ricky, you sure as Hell won’t succeed tonight either.” Will the American Dragon once again slay the Absolute?
AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Luchasaurus VS Christian Cage VS Darby Allin!
As the Relentless One just said, this might as well be a Handicap Match, because you can bet Captain Charisma and his Right Hand of Destruction are united in destroying Darby. Will Darby even survive this match? Or will he find a way back to former glory?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who really wears that title after this!
The bell rings and Darby is wary of his enemies. Fans rally for Darby, but Christian bails so this turns into a 1v1 match. Luchasaurus and Darby circle, and Luchasaurus taunts Darby with a test of strength. Darby throws POCKET SAND! And then he DIVES onto Christian! Darby RAMS Christian into steel steps, then puts him in the ring! Darby hurries to CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Darby keeps moving and he DIVES onto Luchasaurus! Down goes the dinosaur! But Christian pokes Darby in the eyes, and HOTSHOTS him to the floor! Luchasaurus is up and he drags Darby over to RAM into railing!
Fans rally for Darby but Luchasaurus is on him again! Luchasaurus whips Darby into more railing! Fans actually duel as Luchasaurus fetches a chair for Christian then puts Darby in. Christian soaks up the cheers and jeers, then he sits Darby in the chair to CHOKE him on the ropes! Christian stands on Darby, the ref reprimands but there’s nothing to be done in a Triple Threat. Christian drags Darby up, and CHOKES him against the chair’s back! Christian says Darby did this to himself. But then Darby throws hands! Luchasaurus CHOKES Christian, then BACK SUPLEXES him and the chair!
Luchasaurus goes to cover but Christian tells him no, they need to do more damage. Luchasaurus goes out to fetch more items, but Christian covers Darby! TWO! Darby is still in this but Christian TOSSES him out! Christian goes out to stand Darby up, and CHOPS him against the railing! Darby staggers, Christian and Luchasaurus surround him, then they double whip him hard into steel steps! Darby tumbles up and over, fans boo Christian, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Christian flexes, then stalks Darby. Christian SMACKS Darby off steps, then Luchasaurus brings Darby around to CHOP against the apron. Darby flops over and Christian is there to whip him into more railing! Darby staggers all around, Christian & Luchasaurus stalk him to the other corner. Christian gets the chair again to JAM Darby! And again! Darby staggers and stumbles away but Christian follows after. Christian pushes Darby into the ring, then brings him up. Christian has Luchasaurus stand back. Christian talks trash right to Darby’s face, pie faces him and smears the face pain before he CHOPS and CHOPS!
Christian tells Luchasaurus what to do, then he runs at Darby. Darby dodges to send Christian out! Darby fires off on Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus shoves him back and HEADBUTTS him down! Luchasaurus stands on Darby’s back! Darby endures, even as Luchasaurus steps all over him! Darby crawls to a corner, Luchasaurus brings him up and Christian throws hands on Darby! Collision returns to single picture as the mugging moves to the corner. Fans boo as Christian & Luchasaurus double whip Darby into a corner. Luchasaurus runs in but Darby dodges and Luchasaurus POSTS himself!
Fans fire up as Christian runs in, Darby dodges and he POSTS himself! Roll up, TWO! Oklahoma roll, TWO! Christian kicks low to suplex, but Darby slips out, SCORPION DEATH DROP! Fans fire up as Darby climbs! But Luchasaurus drags Christian to safety! So Darby just SUPER COFFIN SPLASHES!! Fans are thunderous as both men go down! Darby puts Luchasaurus in the ring, climbs up, and Luchasaurus stands. Darby MISSILE- NO, Luchasaurus catches him! JURASSIC- NO, Darby slips out! Darby BOOTS Luchasaurus, then hits a DIAMOND DUST! But Christian has the title belt!
Christian aims but Darby ducks! SHOTGUN! Down goes Christian! Darby runs in but Luchasaurus catches him, JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! Darby flops out of the ring and Luchasaurus sees the belt. It is rightfully his, so he picks it up! Fans cheer that he finally holds HIS belt! Christian storms in but Luchasaurus won’t give it back! Christian asks for the belt back, fans say “IT’S YOUR BELT! IT’S YOUR BELT!” Luchasaurus still hands the belt over to Christian, but then Darby shoves Christian into Luchasaurus! And then Darby BELT SHOTS Luchasaurus!! Cover, TWO?!? Luchasaurus survives but Darby PENALTY KICKS!
Darby goes up to COFFIN DROP!! But Christian returns to POST Darby! Cover on Luchasaurus, CHRISTIAN WINS!!
Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)
Well, at least now Christian will be rightfully holding onto this belt. Sleazy as he is, Captain Charisma truly reigns as the Face of TNT, will Darby have to move on to a new goal? As for Luchasaurus, he sees Christian’s hand be raised, and then Christian hugs him? Well, when one wins, they both win, right? Christian has Luchasaurus lift him onto his shoulders, then Christian raises the belt high above his head. Will Luchasaurus ever be his own man? Er, dinosaur.
Backstage interview with The Don Callis Family.
Alex Marvez is with Konosuke Takeshita, Sammy Guevara and Don Callis himself, and says that the wrestling world is buzzing with what we saw on Rampage. Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho are united, along with Kota Ibushi, and challenged the DCF for WrestleDream! Don says it makes him sick just thinking about Omega and Jericho on the same side, when Don is the one who put them both on the map! And now, they’re name dropping Kota Ibushi. Ibushi is a wrestling legend, but his weakness is Kenny Omega. Kenny Omega loves Kota Ibushi, they are closer than brothers, and that kind of emotion makes them weak! They always have been!
Don isn’t worried. As great as Omega, Jericho and Ibushi are, Don has Sammy Guevara, who left Jericho laying. Don has Konosuke, “The Alpha,” who earned that name when he beat Omega twice in one week! And Don has another family member. This man beat Jericho and Omega in the course of two months, and that is WILL OSPRAEY! So you want WrestleDream to become a nightmare? Don doesn’t think so. Omega, Ibushi & Jericho will face the strongest Don Callis Family ever! See you in Seattle, where they finish it once and for all!!
Backstage interview with Christian & Luchasaurus.
Collision returns as Tony Schiavone congratulates the NEW TNT Champion. Christian says yes, every legitimate title defense has solidified him as the UNDISPUTED TNT Champion! He dedicates this victory to Nick Wayne’s mom, and Nick Wayne’s late father, who must’ve been cheering Christian on from Heaven. But anyway, Christian is finally finished with Darby once and for all, bring on the next challenger! Actually, Tony Khan just announced that Christian’s first defense will be at WrestleDream in Seattle. And it will be a classic match-up. They’ve gone back and forth, so this will be BEST 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS!
Christian is furious! He storms off to find Tony Khan, but will it matter? Will Darby finally have justice against Captain Charisma?
Hook & Rob Van Dam VS Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker w/ Jake Hager & Anna Jay!
The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil just beat the former Jericho Appreciation Society members last night in a Mixed Six Tag with help from his new friends. But now he joins forces with an old friend of his dad’s! Will Hook and RVD prove they’re a one of a kind team? Or will they underestimate the sports… enner-tay-ners?
The teams sort out and fans are fired up for RVD already. RVD lets Hook start against Daddy Magic, though, and fans still rally behind Hook. They tie up, Menard arm-drags, and Menard gloats. Fans boo but Hook resets with Menard. They tie up, Hook waistlocks, hammerlocks, and he trips Menard to a facelock. Menard fights up but Hook spins and hammerlocks and headlocks and hits the takeover! Hook then goes for an arm, but Menard fights against the top wristlock. Menard knees low, tags Parker, and Parker whips. Hook holds ropes, ELBOWS Parker back, but Anna trips Hook up! Parker CLOBBERS Hook and stomps away!
Fans boo, the ref reprimands, but Parker tags Menard. They double whip Hook to a corner, Parker whips so Menard can whip him into the corner but Hook dodges! Hook then wrenches Menard, and points to the corner! Fans fire up as Hook tags in RVD! RVD takes the handoff, he wrenches to a wristlock and fans rally up. RVD brings Menard around, arm-drags him away, but then Parker CLOBBERS RVD! Fans boo but Menard throws hands. Menard whips, RVD rolls off Menard’s back and body scissor roll-up! TWO, but RVD blocks a kick to WHEEL KICK! Parker kicks RVD, but RVD blocks the buckle bump and KICKS back!
RVD goes up to JUMP KICK! “You Still Got It!” RVD watches the ex-JAS regroup, but they get away before he can dive! So he just gets everyone to join in on a “ROB! VAN! DAM!” Hager throws a fit for his team, but Collision goes picture in picture.
RVD waits as Menard & Parker talk strategy. Menard slowly returns, talks some trash, and he seems to call out Hook. RVD obliges and tags Hook in. Hook and Menard circle, then Menard kicks low! Menard whips Hook into Parker’s boot! The ref reprimands but Menard stomps Hook around. Menard soaks up the cheers and jeers, and then distracts the ref so Parker can CHOKE Hook! RVD protests but Parker tags in to throw hands. Parker JABS, then whips Hook to DROPKICK him down! Cover, TWO! Hook is still in this while Collision goes to break.
Collision returns as Parker tags Menard. They double whip Hook but Hook holds ropes to KICK Menard and TOSS Parker! Menard rushes in but Hook TOSSES him out! Hook hurries but Parker intercepts with a tackle! Fans boo but Parker drags Hook away from RVD. Hook wrenches free, clinches, and hits the EXPLODER! Fans fire up while Hook and Parker are down! Hook crawls, Anna shouts at Parker to move, but Menard crawls in as fast as he can. Hot tag to RVD! RVD rallies on Daddy Magic! Then he SUPERKICKS Cool Hand Ange! WHEEL KICK for Menard! RVD runs, for the ROLLING THUNDER!
RVD covers but Menard kicks it apart! Fans boo Menard but he brings RVD up. Menard scoops, RVD slips free and blocks a kick to step over and WHEEL KICK! Fans fire up as RVD goes to a corner. But then Anna distracts the ref and Hager has a chair! RVD dodges to KICK the chair into Hager! Hook gets in Anna’s face, Parker storms up on him, but Hook turns it around, REDRUM!! RVD goes up, takes aim, FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!! Cover, #HookVanDam wins!
Winners: Hook & Rob Van Dam, by pinfall
Michigan’s own comes back home and wins big! Will RVD have one more title run in him? Will Hook’s newest run not be stopped?
Eddie Kingston speaks.
He has two titles to defend now, with the ROH World Championship in one hand and the NJPW Strong Openweight Championship in the other. And he knows WrestleDream is AEW’s love letter to the late, great Antonio Inoki. The Mad King wants to face the man who best embodies Inoki’s vision today, and that is Katsuyori Shibata. This won’t be just about the NJPW Openweight but also the ROH World title. He wants Shibata to bring his all because that’s what Eddie is gonna do. But then, will Eddie remain the two belt king? Or will we soon see The Wrestler become a TRIPLE CHAMPION?
The Dark Order speaks.
John Silver says, “This world has gotten outta control.” Alex Reynolds says it’s just too much, too fast, and it needs to stop. Evil Uno asks us who we will turn to “when it’s all done?” Happy music plays over destruction and desolation. “You need structure. You need rules. You need order. The Dark Order! Because The Dark Order is good! And we’re here for you!” Uno sneaks in some Italian, “But not forever.” Will you trust these creepy grins? Will you #JoinDarkOrder?
The Kingdom speaks.
Matt Taven says “Neck health is important!” Best Friends are a bunch of liars! When Trent hurt his neck, was Chuck by his bedside? NO! And now these Melvins wanna take away what The Kingdom earned, what they deserve, their shot at the ROH World Tag Team titles!? They will show these dorks what people who don’t celebrate neck health deserve! And Mike Bennett says Chuckie T got some of that last night. A punch to the wiener and a piledriver! So next Saturday is piledrivers in support of neck health! And then they will see how close Best Friends really are, how strong they really are. They aren’t stronger than The Kingdom, and they damn sure ain’t #NeckStrong!
Julia Hart w/ Brody King VS Kiera Hogan!
The Lady of the House was truly Hartless against Skye Blue last night, bringing out The Babe with The Power. However, Willow Nightingale was then attacked backstage to keep her from competing tonight! So Skye’s other friend is stepping up! Will the Hottest Flame burn this witch down? Or will the House always win?
The bell rings and Kiera rushes up to ROCK Julia! And again and again! The fans rally up as Kiera whips Julia into ropes, runs side to side and HIP ATTACKS! Kiera bumps Julia off buckles, waistlocks, but Julia bucks the O’Conner. Julia runs up to throw Kiera down by her hair! Fans rally, Julia stands on Kiera’s hair and pulls the arms! The ref reprimands, Julia steps off at 4 to then stomp Kiera down! Brody says to stay on her so Julia CLUBS away on Kiera! Julia kicks Kiera around, drags her up and SMACKS her off the mat! Julia stomps Kiera again, drags her back up, then snap suplexes! Julia grins as she then rains down fists!
The ref reprimands about closed fists so Julia lets off. To then let off with one more! Julia paces around Kiera, brings her up, but Kiera throws hands! Kiera ROCKS Julia, BOOTS her, then ROUNDHOUSES! Julia wobbles, Kiera runs in, but Julia spins Kiera for an STO! Standing MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Kiera is still in this but Julia is still on her with a chinlock! Kiera endures, fans rally up, and Kiera fights up. Kiera throws body shots, blocks a punch to give a punch, then ducks ‘n’ dodges to CLOBBER Julia! And again! Kiera runs in to SHOTGUN Kiera into the corner! Fans fire up as Kiera goes corner to corner, but Julia sends her into buckles!
Julia drags Kiera up to throw her by her hair again. Brody says keep on Kiera, so Julia whips her to a corner. BACK ELBOW! Julia grins as she snapmares, and then KICKS Kiera in the back! Julia drags Kiera up, SMACKS her off the mat, and then runs, to BLINDSIDER! Julia says the House always wins. HARTLESS STRETCH!! Kiera taps, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by submission
A 25-0 win streak for The Lady of the House, but she isn’t satisfied! She puts Kiera back into HARTLESS!! But here comes Skye Blue! She was on the other end of this so she’s making the save now! But again, Julia hides behind Brody. But then Brody moves and Julia BLACK MISTS Skye!! Julia strikes again! Brody asks, “Do you see this? Do you see this!? This will not end! This violence will not end! 25 matches, over two dozen bodies stacked, and this will not end until we get to the one. The last loss! KRIS STATLANDER! Next Sunday, Seattle, Washington, WrestleDream, put your TBS title on the line. Or the body count continues to rise.”
But Julia wants Kris to understand: The House ALWAYS wins. Will the Galaxy’s Greatest look to end the streak? Or will the TBS Championship fade to black?
The Righteous speak.
Death walks. You dig what they’re saying? Ol’ Vincent & Dutch are pure, are divine, and are the corpse of decency nailed to a post of greed and moral decay, draped under the shadow of purity. But now they expose MJF & Adam Cole, and purify the lie that is “Better Than You, Baybay.” You dig what they’re sayin’, man?
Jay White w/ Bullet Club Gold VS Andrade El Idolo!
The Switchblade and his Bang Bang Gang called out The Face of Latino Wrestling, saying White’s reputation is more widespread than Andrade’s. Will White make Andrade famous for losing to him? Or will Andrade become famous for beating Jay White?
The bell rings and the fans already taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” White says this is Andrade’s moment in the spotlight! They tie up, go around, and Andrade powers White to the corner. The ref counts, Andrade lets off slowly, but White SLAPS him! White uses ropes as a defense and the ref backs Andrade off. White and Andrade reset, Juice is liking this, but then Andrade headlocks. Fans rally up, White endures the grind, and White powers up and powers out. Andrade runs White down, and then goes to run, but Juice is in the way! The ref reprimands but White knees Andrade! White headlocks and hits the takeover.
Juice and the Gunns shout “ARMAS ARIBA!” Andrade endures, fights up, and he powers out. White slides out, says to heck with it, but Andrade slides! White dodges, Andrade dodges back, and Andrade CHOPS White down! White sputters but Andrade puts him in the ring. Andrade climbs, leaps, CROSSBODY! Andrade bounces off the cover, but he drags White back up. BCG are worried as Andrade snap suplexes! Uno AMigo! Fans fire up as Andrade hits Dos Amigos! Andrade gets White up again, gives us some Latino Heat, then hits THREE- NO, White silps free and pulls hair! The ref rephrimands, they’re in the corners and Andrade HEADBUTTS!
White BOOTS back, goes up, but Andrade triangle jump DROPKICKS White to the floor! BCG hurry to check on their captain but Andrade goes out after him. Andrade puts White in, covers, ONE! Austin rubs it in, that was UNO! Andrade seethes but he drags White up. Andrade whips White to the corner, but White dodges the splash to clothesline and DDT! Cover, TWO! Andrade stays in this but White stays focused. White goes to the corner to CHOP! White RAMS into Andrade again and again, the ref counts but White lets off at 4. To then CHOP! White whips corner to corner but Andrade blocks to BOOT!
Andrade goes up but White CHOPS again! White fireman’s carries, to TKO HOTSHOT! And then White BLASTS Andrade down! Andrade hits railing, BCG swarm like a pack of hyenas, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Colten does a victory lap for White and White goes out to fetch Andrade. White brings Andrade around to SMACK him off the apron, then he pulls hair to APRON GOURD BUSTER! Andrade falls to the floor, Juice taunts him with a dance, and White flexes as he refreshes the ring count. White and the BCG all flex and pose, then White puts Andrade in the ring. Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! A third cover, TWO!! White is frustrated but the count is fair. White stalks Andrade to the ropes to CHOKE him and fishhook his face! The ref counts, White lets off, and Andrade CHOPS! And BOOTS! White blocks a boot to DRAGON SCREW!
White strums the air guitar to let Tanahashi know he’s thinking of him. Then he GROUND DRAGON SCREWS the same leg! Andrade writhes to the ropes but White wraps the bad leg around them! The ref reprimands, White lets off, and then White drags Andrade up to HALF HATCH into the corner! Then White gets the legs to high stack, TWO! Andrade is still in this and White is frustrated. White drags Andrade into a chinlock and he grinds Andrade down. But Andrade fights up as Collision returns to single picture! The fans rally, White grinds Andrade down again, but Andrade still endures.
Fans rally more as Andrade keeps fighting. White shakes his head but Andrade stands to throw body shots! White throws Andrade down by his hair! The ref reprimands but White storms back up, into a cradle! TWO!! White kicks the bad leg! Andrade falls and clutches that knee, but White sits him up. White CHOPS! Andrade sputters and White talks trash, but Andrade pie faces him! Andrade eggs White on so White CHOPS him! Andrade still eggs White on so White CHOPS! White finger guns, but Andrade dodges, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Fans fire up as both men are down! The standing count starts and both men stir.
BCG coach White, White drags Andrade up, and “This is Awesome!” as they go forearm for forearm! Andrade CHOPS, White CHOPS! Andrade CHOPS, White wobbles and staggers, but White comes back to CHOP! Fans rally as the CHOPS just keep going! White kicks, Andrade blocks to DRAGON SCREW! And then DRAGON SCREW again! Andrade runs, ducks ‘n ‘dodges to CLOBBER White! Fans fire up but the BCG worries for White. Andrade kips up! El Idolo has plenty of gas left in the tank and he has White in a corner. Andrade goes corner to corner, for CIEN- NO, the BCG drags White out to safety. So Andrade goes up to ARIHARA MOONSAULT!!
Fans are thunderous as Andrade takes out the whole Bang Bang Gang! Andrade puts White in, climbs up again, and then MOONSAULTS, lands on his feet, DOUBLE MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! White survives and Andrade is frustrated, but the fans are loving this! Andrade looms over White, brings White up, and reels him in, White drops down but Andrade CLUB S him! Andrade full nelsons, White break sit to switch, but Andrade fights the sleeper! White CHOPS! And CHOPS! White runs, but into a BOOT! Fans fire up as White flops down. Andrade drags White up but White SAIDOS Andrade up and out of the ring!!
The ref hurries to check but Andrade is somehow able to continue. White drags Andrade up and into the ring, storms up on him, and clinches, for the URENAGE! Cover, TWO!?! White pushes that arm back down, TWO!!! Andrade survives but just barely! White clamps onto Andrade with a sleeper, brings him up, but Andrade fights the suplex. White staggers, blocks the boot, KNEE BREAKER! Andrade shouts about his leg, which has given him trouble in the past. But White CHOPS! And CHOPS! Both men hobble, but Andrade boot feints to ELBOW!! Cover, TWO!??! White survives and fans are loving this match all over again!
White and Andrade stir, then White crawls to a corner. Andrade stands, fires up and runs, CIEN SHADOWS!! Then the hammerlock, LA SOMBRA DDT!!! Cover, Juice helps White with the ROPEBREAK! Fans boo as BCG gets away with one! Andrade is beside himself, but he drags White around by a leg. Fans “WOO~!” as Andrade steps through! FIGURE FOUR! White endures, the “WOO~” echoes out, but White CLUBS away at Andrade’s leg! Andrade pushes up to the FIGURE EIGHT! The Ass Boys distract the ref so Juice can CLOBBER Andrade with his Cowboy of the Month award!! White is free of the leglock!
White drags Andrade’s deadweight up to hit BLADERUNNER!!! Cover, White wins!
Winner: Jay White, by pinfall
Andrade being alone was doomed from the start with Juice and the Gunns backing White up! And then they all taunt Andrade while he’s down! Andrade takes his first AEW loss, but will he back for venganza? (Vengeance in Espanol.)
“All In, Wembley Stadium. Did to me what you’ve been doing to me the last 14 years of my life. You used me, then you walked away. Sure did have a lot to say on social media. Sure did have a lot to say on TV. And then when I confronted you… Called you over and looked you in your eyes, you walked away. Tough keyboard warrior. You did what you always do: You ran from your problems. Guess what? You’re not gonna be able to run much longer.” Will there be a clash of the proud ‘n’ powerful on the horizon?
Shane Taylor Promotions speaks.
Shane Taylor himself says that on paper, Shane Taylor VS Keith Lee may not seem like much of a rivalry. But Keith knows better, doesn’t he? They came into ROH at the same time, established “The Pretty Boy Killers” and DOMINATED the tag division. Lee Moriarty says to tell ’em! Shane says that from ANS to War Machine to The Briscoes, they took ’em all out! But then Keith went to go work for “the other billionaire,” while Shane stayed and became an ROH legend! The world got to see Keith be limitless, but now it is Shane’s time on the biggest stage! And the only thing standing in the way IS Keith.
Shane says if it is to feed his family, then he will put Keith in the GROUND! Before Shane takes everything Keith has, Keith must step in the ring with The Best Damn Technical Wrestler, Lee Moriarty. Will #TAIGASTYLE bring Keith down to size? Or will Moriarty #BaskInHisGlory?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Workhorsemen!
The open challenge of opportunities continues as Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler give JD Drake & Anthony Henry their shot. But with WrestleDream and a rematch with Aussie Open on the horizon, will the Top Guys get caught off guard? Or will FTR be bringing the gold to Seattle?
Speaking of, Aussie Open is here! Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis are dressed to the nines and they join commentary to watch this one with their own eyes. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who are the true Top Guys!
The teams sort out and Cash starts against Henry. They circle, feel things out, and Cash denies Henry a leg takedown. Henry comes back, gets around to a waistlock, but Cash fights up to facelock. Henry slips free, gets around again, facelocks again, and then gator rolls to hammerlock! Cash has the ROPEBREAK, and the two separate. They reset, circle, and tie up. Henry gets an arm to wrench it but Cash slips around to fireman’s carry takeover! Henry headscissors but Cash kips up. Henry wrenches, wristlocks, but Cash rolls, kips up and wrenches to WRING Henry out! Fans cheer but Henry keeps moving!
Henry kips up to then back drop, step over, and Oklahoma Roll! TWO, and Henry DROPKICKS Cash down! Henry drags Cash up, wrenches, tag to JD. They mug Cash, JD whips Cash toa corner but Cash avoids the chop! JD avoids a chop, and the two stare down. Tag to Dax, and fans rally up. Dax and JD step up, tie up, and Dax headlocks. JD powers out, Dax RAMS JD, but JD CHOPS! Fans fire up seeing how hard that one hit! JD puts Dax in the corner to CHOP again! JD eggs Dax on so Dax CHPOS! And CHOPS! AND CHOPS! Dax whips, JD reverses to atomic drop, then scoop and SLAM! FALLING HEADBUTT! Cover, ONE!!
JD keeps on Dax, bumps him off buckles, and CHOPS! Tag to Henry, and he runs to then come back and forearm smash! Tag to JD, feed to the LARIAT! NECK TWIST! SLINGSHOT SENTON! Cover, TWO! Dax hangs in there but JD looms over him. JD stomps Dax, throws hands, then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen CHOP and KICK and KICK and KICK! Dax snarls and eggs Henry on so Henry KICKS! Dax CHOPS! Henry KICKS! Dax CHOPS! They go back and forth, KICK and CHOP! Henry SOBATS, but Dax suplexes to a BRAINBUSTER! Both men are down and fans fire up again! Henry wobbles but he tags JD.
JD runs to swing on Cash but Cash dodges, only for the LARIAT to get him! JD keeps moving, SHINING WIZARD! Dax ends up in the Workhorsemen corner, and JD CANNONBALLS! Tag to Henry, Henry goes up, and JD tags back in. Henry DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS! Then Henry FLIES to take out Cash! JD is up< SCRAP METAL MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives being squashed and the fans lose their minds just from seeing it! But wait, Cash has Henry, GORY BOMB to the apron!! Dax runs up on JD but JD ROCKS him! JD goes up, to FLYING- POWERBOMB!! Step through into SHARPSHOOTER!!
JD endures, fans rally, but JD taps! FTR wins!
Winners: FTR, by submission (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Aussie Open says okay, then it’s on! WrestleDream will mark the anniversary of the instant classic back at Royal Quest! Mark Davis gets a mic to say, “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!” The fans reply “OI OI OI!” Davis says congrats, and keep those belts bright. Because FTR is in the fight of their lives! Fletcher knows Aussie Open says it a lot, but FTR once said themselves that Aussie Open is the best tag team in the world today! And they’ve heard the complaints, “What happened to the Aussie Open that took FTR to the limit in a five star classic?” Well, they admit they haven’t lived up tot he hype, but that is why they challenged FTR to this match!
Aussie Open needs to prove to to the people, they need to prove it to FTR, and they need to prove it to themselves that they ARE everything they say they are! Dax has a mic to say yeah, okay. Aussie Open were sacrificial lambs to Max and his best friend. They were sacrificial lambs to Chris Jericho and his best friend. But what Dax wants from them, what he is begging them on his hands and knees, he wants the biggest, baddest bastards in the world, because on October 1st, WrestleDream, Aussie Open faces THE BEST TAG TEAM IN HISTORY! Fans cheer that! And Dax says if Aussie Open don’t bring that, then don’t even show up. #TopGuysOut.
Backstage interview with CJ Perry.
Lexi Nair is with Miro’s hot and flexible wife, and says this is the first time we’ve seen her since she surprised everyone at All In London, which was also the first time anyone in wrestling has seen her in two years. So the question is, why now? CJ says that The Redeemer, who she loves so much, has lost his way. She wanted to help him be champion again. But unfortunately, he’s rather preoccupied with the past and… temptations. But then in steps Miro! He says his only temptation is her. And her temptation is this: the lights, the cameras, the fame. It changes you. CJ says she loves the hustle, the puzzle, the chase, and helping those she loves! It makes her come alive!
Miro says his righteous path was to save “them.” And if CJ stays, that means he’d have to… To what? Save her? What were their wedding vows again? Well, they each have to do what they each have to do. They will each walk their own paths. But if there is any love in Miro’s heart for CJ, then please, do not lay a hand on any of her future clients she’s going to manage here. Okay? Can he promise that? Miro leaves without giving an answer. Will pro-wrestling come between husband and wife?
BREAKING NEWS for WrestleDream!
As if it wasn’t already big enough, the TBS Championship IS on the line! Kris Statlander is giving Julia Hart her shot, but will Mama Kris be the one running the house after October 1st? Plus, a massive Fatal 4 Way Tag match! The Young Bucks, The Gunns, The Lucha Brothers and #OrangeHook battle for an AEW World Tag Team Championship opportunity, any time they want it! Who will have some highly valuable golden tickets in their pockets?
Texas Death Match: Ricky Starks VS Bryan Danielson!
These two truly went all out in their Strap match, and while The American Dragon won, Ricky Starks holds to the fact he didn’t tap out, he passed out! Will that unstoppable fighting spirit help Starks win this even more brutal rematch? Or will this be an Absolute thrashing that puts this one to bed?
Starks attacks Bryan the moment he’s in the ring! The bell sounds and Starks fires off hands! Bryan gets up to hit Starks back, they scrap in the corner and Starks gets the edge! Starks stomps away on Bryan, stands him up, and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Starks throws body shots, UPPERCUTS, then goes up the corner to rain down fists! Fans count to five but Bryan DUMPS Starks out! Bryan builds speed to DIVE! Down goes Starks and fans fire up! Bryan finally gets his jacket off to drag Starks up and CROTCH Starks on railing! Bryan runs to CLOBBER Starks! Bryan then goes out after Starks and throws hands!
Bryan then hits Starks with someone’s drink! And RAMS him into the trash can! And then dumps the trash on Starks! Bryan goes after Starks with headbutts, going up the bleachers! Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan drags Starks up, ROCKS him with a left, then brings him along, only for Starks to send him into barriers! Starks RAMS Bryan into more barriers, then runs up, into a body shot! Bryan KICKS Starks against barriers, again and again and again! Fans fire up as Bryan then HEADBUTTS Starks and pushes him along back to ringside. Starks goes over the railing on his own but Bryan is after him!
Bryan HEADBUTTS, Starks CHOPS, then Starks TOSSES Bryan into the front row! The fans help Bryan up, as does security, but Starks goes to the apron. Starks springboards to CROSSBODY into the pile!! Fans lose their minds while Collision goes picture in picture.
Starks dumps Bryan back to ringside and then drags himself up and over. Starks stands Bryan up to CHOP! Bryan staggers away to commentary but Starks storms after him, Bryan SMACKS Starks off the desk! And CHOPS him against the desk! And again! And again! Bryan HEADBUTTS, and HEADBUTTS, and HEADBUTTS again! Bryan snarls, puts Starks in the ring, then storms up to get a leg. Bryan twists the ankle to turn Starks over, then he grabs the other leg. Bryan hooks the legs up, and he fishhooks Starks’ face! Then Bryan gets the arms, and pulls, pulls and pulls Starks into the ROMERO SPECIAL!
Starks endures, Bryan sets him down, and then Bryan drags Starks into the DRAGON SLEEPER as Collision goes to break!
Collision returns and Starks is clawing at Bryan’s face! Starks has a mic so everyone can hear him egging Bryan on. Then Starks dribbles Bryan’s face off the desk! Bryan’s forehead is busted open! Starks lets Bryan fall over, then throws hands right to the wound! Fans rally for Bryan and boo Starks, but Starks drags Bryan up to put in the ring. Starks drags Bryan to the corner, to YANK him into the post! Starks ROCKS Bryan, SLAMS the leg into the post, then ROCKS Bryan again! Starks uses the microphone to jam at the wound! Fans boo but Starks grabs a chair. Starks has Bryan’s leg, to SMACK it against the post!
Bryan writhes away into the ring but Starks is after him. Starks CHOKES Bryan with the chair! Then Starks JAMS Bryan! Starks then traps Bryan’s leg inside the chair! Fans boo more as Starks goes up the corner! But Bryan gets free and he SMACKS Starks! And SMACKS him again! And again! And again! Starks is stuck up top and Bryan brings him up to throw hands! Bryan climbs up, brings Starks tot he very top, but Starks trips Bryan! Starks throws more hands, and BITES the bloody forehead! Starks SPITS, then he throws down fists! Fans tell Starks he’s sick, but he just does his pose! Only for Bryan to punch back!
Bryan adjusts, to SPIDER SUPERPLEX Starks down! Fans fire up as Bryan manages to sit up again! Bryan huffs ‘n’ puffs and adjusts position again, to MISSILE DROPKICK! Starks is sent tumbling into the other corner, and Bryan is getting a second wind! Starks sits up as the standing count starts, but Bryan KICKS him! And KICKS him! And KICKS! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan winds up, to BUZZSAW! Fans fire up while Starks flounders. The standing count starts again but Starks grabs at the chair. Bryan is in the corner, aims and runs in, but Starks CHUCKS the chair into his face!! Fans boo as Bryan goes down!
Starks stomps Bryan, the standing count starts, and fans chant for tables. Starks brings Bryan up by his hair, mocks the “Yes! Yes! Yes!” while treating Starks like a rodeo horse, and Collision goes picture in picture again.
Starks drops a knee on Bryan! And then another! Starks goes out to look under the ring, ignoring the table, to then bring out a STRAP! Starks swings that around, he wants to continue where All Out left off. He LASHES Bryan, and LASHES him again, and again! Then Starks CHOKES Bryan with the strap! Bryan endures but Starks hits a STRAP BULLDOG! Starks lets off for the standing count to start, and Bryan is still floundering at 5 of 10. But Bryan rolls out of the ring to get back to his feet! Starks hurries out after Bryan but into a CHOP! Bryan UPPERCUTS, ROCKS, and then POSTS Starks! Starks falls over and Bryan staggers away.
Bryan’s crimson mask is growing but he can still see Starks. Bryan drags Starks by a leg, but Starks SMACKS Bryan with a steel chain! Bryan ends up back in the ring but still down for the standing count. Starks grins and gets in to wrap the chain around his fist. Starks aims to FULL METAL KNUCKLE! Collision returns to single picture as Bryan staggers, then drops to his knees. Starks swings again but Bryan dodges to ROUNDHOUSE! Starks staggers around, Bryan runs back in and CHOPS! Starks CHOPS! Bryan CHOPS! They throw hands and CHOPS, and then Bryan KICKS and KICKS! Starks blocks to SLAP, SLAP, and so on!
Fans fire up but Bryan dodges, only for Starks to SPEAR!! Starks roars, and he wraps the chain around Bryan’s neck! Just like Bryan did with the strap!! Starks bends Bryan back and squeezes tight! Bryan is fading, but he shakes his head! Bryan isn’t giving up, but he might pass out like Starks did! Bryan is purple!! Starks lets go, and he wants the count! The count begins, Bryans putters and stirs, but is still down at 5 of 10. Starks watches from the corner as we hit 8 of 10! Bryan rises up at 9, but Starks grabs the chain again! Starks squeezes tight, and then drags Bryan up into a HANGMAN’S GORY ESPECIAL!
Bryan kicks and goes to ropes! Bryan uses ropes to get up and over and get free!! Fans are thunderous but Starks is primed to run in! SPEAR into a takedown!! LEBELL LOCK!!! Starks flails, grabs the chain and he throws hands! But Bryan grabs that chain, to wrap it around Starks!! Starks freaks out as he relives All Out!! Starks is purple, and he passes out! The count starts, Bryan keeps on Starks with the chain, but Starks revives!? Starks powers up, powers out and he rains down fists!! Fans are thunderous, but Bryan just turns things around! Fans are even more fired up! Bryan lets off on Starks and both men rise.
Bryan HEADBUTTS! Starks throws a haymaker! HEADBUTT! Haymaker! HEADBUTT!! Both men flop over! Bryan shakes out the stars, “This is Awesome!” The count is 6 of 10, both men stand. Starks swings a chair, but Bryan dodges! Bryan returns to BUSAIKU KNEE through the chair!! Fans fire up again as Starks flounders. Bryan says it is time to kick Starks’ head in!! Bryan gets Starks’ arms, and he fires DRAGON STOMPS!! Again and again and again, and again and again and again! But Starks SPITS at Bryan! So Bryan just STOMPS him more!! Fans fire up, Starks checks his face but also has blood coming from his eyebrow.
Bryan backs off, brings down his kneepad, and he wraps the steel chain around his knee! Fans are loving “A E DUB!” for giving them this main event, and Bryan stares Starks up. Bryan runs in to FULL METAL KNEE!!! Starks is down, and the count begins! Bryan crawls away at 5 of 10, drags himself up at 8, and the count hits TEN! Bryan wins again!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson
Starks wanted revenge, but he only got another vicious fight and crushing defeat. Big Bill and Wheeler Yuta come out to check on their respective allies. Bill helps Starks stand, as does Yuta with Bryan. Yuta and Bill get at each other, but Starks has them all stand down. Is this Starks’ way of showing Bryan respect for the absolute war they just went through? And where does Starks go from here?
A great Collision here, and some more added to WrestleDream just as I was hoping. Julia had a good match with Kiera, she mists Skye, but instead of calling out Willow for a PPV match, she wants Kris and the TBS Championship. That will be a good match for WrestleDream but I feel like Kris wins that. Really good tag title match from FTR VS Workhorsemen but of course FTR wins so that their match with Aussie Open is now a title match. No idea who wins that but we all know it will be a match of the year contender. And I think something rather interesting is that Fatal 4 Way contenders tag match, and that detail about a title match “at any time.” Is a team going to win and then Money in the Bank those AEW tag titles away from whoever wins? Because that’d be awesome, actually.
Speaking of which, really fun tag match of Hook & RVD beating Menard & Parker. Of course Hook & RVD win, which helps give Hook & Cassidy momentum going into that WrestleDream Fatal 4. RVD is probably in AEW to be part of the fun, have more of these really good matches, but I can’t really say he is actually after another title reign of some kind. Then big stuff from Eddie Kingston, putting up TWO championships up in his match with Shibata. That’s one huge first defense for the ROH World Championship, but I would think Eddie retains. As awesome as it’d be to see one man with three singles titles, there’s no good story of Eddie losing the belts he worked so hard to have so soon.
Don Callis has a good promo in response to the Six Man Tag challenge, but of course Will Ospreay is the third man, even though I would’ve loved for them to bring in someone really good that really needs something to do. But whatever, Ospreay brings star power, and there is story here already where Ospreay’s faced all three men, Omega, Ibushi & Jericho. It’ll also be an awesome match with Ospreay in it, but I would think Jericho & The Golden Lovers win. It’d also be great if Daniel Garcia helped tip the scales in Jericho’s favor, completing the double turn of Garcia and Guevara and perhaps giving us Garcia VS Guevara.
Really good TNT Championship Triple Threat that was really a handicap match. While I was thinking Christian was going to force Luchasaurus to give him the win, Christian instead opportunistically takes the win from Darby in where he has to pin Luchasaurus. And yet we’re getting a Best 2 Out of 3 Falls match at WrestleDream. That will make WrestleDream even longer, but maybe that is where it all comes to a head with Nick Wayne being in this story. Great match from White VS Andrade, but of course Bullet Club Gold helps White win that one. I know there hasn’t been a lot of interaction between Andrade and La Faccion Ingobernable since Andrade turned Face, but this would be the time for LFI to show their new aggression while also helping Andrade against BCG.
And of course, a great Last Man Standing match in the main event. Oh, yeah, that was a Last Man Standing match they dressed up as Texas Death even though it wasn’t like we weren’t going to notice. Literally earlier this year, AEW Revolution, Hangman VS Moxley, THEIR Texas Death Match was Knockout, Standing Count or Submission/Verbal Forfeit. But I guess since they already played their hand of Starks taking a loss by fainting, meaning Starks would never tap out or say “I Quit,” they could only go with the KO/ten count finish. Still a great match, but I’m just a stickler for labeling things what they are, and this as Last Man Standing, not Texas Death. But I did like Starks having Bill stand down. Makes me think that Starks could be a future ally to the BCC.
My Score: 8.9/10
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Without any further delay, Talk the Kēki makes its return! Join Mat and Ethan as they talk about what's been...
Bandwagon Nerds #201: Ahsoka Is Mid
With Dave out on assignment, Patrick, Rey and PC keep you up to date on Ahsoka, rundown a full Trailer...
Musical Chairs S3: E4- Rage Against the Machine & Jimmy Buffett 
This week, the guys look at two of the most unique sounding musical acts ever in Rage Against the Machine...
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (9/27/23)
Onward, to Seattle!
The #Miranda Show: 2023 IZW Lion Classic
IZW presented The Lion Classic on Saturday, September 23, which means its time for the #Miranda Show recap!
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (9/26/23)
Time to make it No Mercy official!
Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (9/25/23)
Judgment Day puts up the gold!
Mitchell’s NJPW Destruction Results & Report! (9/24/23)
Is Kobe ready for Destruction?
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (9/23/23)
It's an ABSOLUTE Death Match!
Mindless Wrestling Podcast: A Rocky Road To WrestleMania…?
Call it in the ring with the Mindless Wrestling Podcast as they discuss The Rock's WWE comeback, the new Smackdown...
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (9/22/23)
A TWO HOUR RAMPAGE!
Mitchell’s WWE SmackDown Results & Report! (9/22/23)
You Can't See Me, Uce!
DWI Podcast #394: The Rock Returns To SmackDown
With DP out on assignment, Rey Cash joins the show to talk The Rock's big return. Trivia and a few...