Will Max prove he’s better than Mox?
MJF is cashing in his shot at the AEW World Championship, and he promises both Jon Moxley and the world that it won’t be like last time! Will Maxwell Jacob Friedman win this one on his own?
- Zero Hour – 10 Man Tag: Best Friends VS The Factory; Best Friends win.
- Zero Hour – AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament, Semifinals: Ricky Starks VS Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana; Starks wins and advances to the finals on Dynamite.
- Zero Hour – Eddie Kingston VS Jun Akiyama; Kingston wins.
- Steel Cage: “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Luchasaurus w/ Christian Cage; Jungle Boy wins.
- AEW World Trios Championships: Death Triangle VS The Elite; Death Triangle wins and retains the titles.
- AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill VS Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero; Jade wins and retains the title.
- ROH World Championship Fatal 4 Way: Chris Jericho VS Sammy Guevara VS Bryan Danielson VS Claudio Castagnoli; Jericho wins and retains the title.
- Britt Baker VS Saraya; Saraya wins.
- AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Wardlow VS Samoa Joe VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs; Joe wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.
- No Holds Barred: Darby Allin & Sting VS Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh; Darby & Sting win.
- Interim AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm VS Jamie Hayter; Hayter wins and becomes the new Interim AEW Women’s World Champion.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Acclaimed VS Swerve In Our Glory; The Acclaimed win and retain the titles.
- AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley w/ William Regal VS MJF; MJF wins and becomes the new AEW World Champion.
PLAY BY PLAY
Zero Hour – 10 Man Tag: Best Friends VS The Factory!
Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor, Trent Beretta & Rocky Romero did not appreciate QT Marshall piledriving Danhausen’s head into the steel ring steps! Of course, neither did the Very Nice, Very Evil Overlord. And going by the spooky video shared last night on Rampage, Danhausen is coming back for revenge! Will the Factory be cursed for what they’ve done?
Well, wait, where’s the fifth man? It seems the Best Friends will have to do this at just four, and the team sorts out. The Kentucky Gentleman starts against Solo, they circle and approach, but Solo kicks low! Solo DECKS Chuck, has him in a corner and stomps him. Solo whips corner to corner, runs in, but Chuck goes up and over to hit a COMPLETE SHOT! Into the KOJI KLUTCH! Solo scrambles to get the ROPEBREAK! Chuck lets off but drags Solo up to tag in Trent. They double whip Solo to run him over! Fans fire up as Best Friends flex. Trent drags Solo up, CHOPS him in the corner, then CHOPS again!
Solo turns things around and puts some stank on it, but Trent dodges the chop to CHOP again! Solo falls over while fans “WOO~!” Trent drags Solo up, whips him to ropes, and QT gets a cheap shot in! Fans boo and Solo tags Lee Johnson. Trent dodges to DECK Big Shotty! Tag to Rocky, and RPG Vice coordinate. Trent hangs Johnson out to dry, Rocky hits a FLYING KNEE to knock Johnson down, and Trent runs to SLIDING KNEE! Rocky sits Johnson up, and he high-fives Trent! Cole Karter runs in but into a DOUBLE HIP TOSS! Rocky tags Chuck and Chuck tags Trent. Chuck DECKS Comoroto, then he and Trent grab Johnson.
Best Friends double whip Johnson corner to corner, then Rocky hits a clothesline! And another! And then another! The Forever Clotheslines keep going! SHOTEI! Fans fire up with Rocky, but QT gets in. Rocky dodges, Chuck ROCKS QT! Then Rocky ROCKS QT! Then Trent ROCKS QT! They pinball QT around with the haymakers and uppercuts! Cassidy joins in and fans fire up! QT wobbles as Cassidy winds up. But then QT falls over! Fans cheer as QT flops out of the ring, and Best Friends go to the corners. But The Factory trips them all up, they do NOT give the people what they want! The Factory then gets in to stomp quadruple mudholes!
QT shouts to his team, and then The Factory winds it up! The Factory GROUP HUGS! That’s still not what the people want! Johnson bumps Trent off buckles, fires off haymakers and stomps, then he drags Trent up. Tag to Comoroto and they mug Trent. Trent hits back, but Comoroto knees low. Comoroto whips Trent corner to corner hard and Trent tumbles right out of the ring! Comoroto argues with the ref, allowing Johnson to stomp away on Trent! Johnson puts Trent in the ring, Comoroto drags Trent up, and Karter tags in. Comoroto scoops and trophy lifts Trent for a SLAM! Karter goes up to FROG SPLASH onto knees!
Trent and Karter are down and fans rally up. Karter crawls to his corner, but Trent crawls for his. QT tags in and he drags Trent away! QT then sucker punches Chuck and Rocky! Cassidy avoids the shot, and shakes his head. Trent gets QT for a SAIDO! Fans rally up again as QT and Trent crawl, hot tags to Comoroto and Cassidy! Freshly Squeezed has the Freak Beast wait. The hands go up, and then into the pockets! Cassidy unleashes the “devastating” shin kicks! Then he dodges Comoroto to SHOTGUN! Comoroto tumbles out and Cassidy kips up. Karter runs in, Cassidy ducks and drops to NO HANDS MONKEY FLIP Karter!
Solo & Johnson get in, they roll Cassidy to his feet but he dodges them to DOUBLE RANA! Fans fire up and Cassidy gives the lazy thumbs up. But QT kicks low and ROCKS Cassidy! QT whips Cassidy but Cassidy goes up and out and he bumps QT off the buckle over and over! QT wobbles and Cassidy goes up! Cassidy CROSSBODIES! Cassidy keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but QT blocks the DDT to POP-UP HAYMAKER! Solo & QT DECK Best Friends from the apron! Solo runs in, but is put outside. Karter ROCKS Cassidy, Johnson adds on, then QT SPLASHES! QT feeds Cassidy to Comoroto for a scoop and BACKBREAKER!
Comoroto holds Cassidy in place as Solo goes up, and Solo adds his FLYING DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, Trent breaks it! Fans fire up and Cassidy bails out. QT storms in but Trent blocks the cutter! Trent sends QT into buckles, then he hits a TORNADO DDT! Solo SCREW HIGH KICKS Trent! But Solo gets a SEXY CHUCKIE KNEE, then the HALF ‘N’ HALF SOLE FOOD! Best Friends get up, but Comoroto CLOBBERS them both! Rocky HOTSHOTS Comoroto then gives him SLICED BREAD! Johnson runs in but Rocky elbows him away. Rocky runs, but into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! But Cassidy PENALTY KICKS Johnson!
Cassidy keeps moving, tilt-o-whirl DDT!! Fans fire up as Cassidy dodges Karter, tilt-o-whirl, but into a SLAM from Karter! Fans boo Karter but he builds speed. Karter FLIES but ends up taking out his own team! Best Friends are in the ring, they build speed, TRIPLE TOPE takes out The Factory! Cassidy throws off his elbow pad, ORANGE- DIAMOND CUTTER! QT intercepts Cassidy and fans boo! QT grins and goes to the corner. He drags Cassidy to the steel steps! He mocks Danhausen, but wait! Here comes DARK-HAUSEN! He has his iron spike and his jar of human teeth! He storms to the ring and tags in!
Fans fire up as Danhausen shoulders in, slingshots over QT and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Karter runs in, but Danhausen spins him for a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Then a LARIAT for Solo! Danhausen dodges Johnson to SNAP GERMAN! Fans fire up for the Extra Nice, Extra Evil Danhausen! Comoroto runs in but is sent right into buckles! Comoroto comes back, into the ORANGE PUNCH! Comoroto drops, and fans start chanting, “TEETH! TEETH! TEETH!” Danhausen empties the jar of teeth into Comoroto’s mouth! Danhausen then goes to the corner and runs in to BOOT the teeth outta Comoroto’s mouth! Cover, Best Friends win!
Winners: Best Friends, by pinfall
Danhausen didn’t need to curse The Factory, but QT is still cowering in fear. But Best Friends don’t let him run away! They throw him into the ring! Danhausen has his spike, and he JAMS QT in the face!! And then… Best Friends HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Will Trent, Chuck, Rocky, Cassidy and Danhausen all continue this success and stay hot during in the cold winter?
Backstage interview with Konosuke Takeshita.
Renee Paquette is with the newest member of the AEW roster, and she congratulates him on the win with Jun Akiyama last night. How is he feeling? Konosuke says it was good, he was looking forward to that fight with Eddie and Ortiz. Also, he’s happy to come back to America and AEW. That being said, huge congrats on being #AllElite! Konosuke says he is honored to join AEW, he thanks Tony Khan, the AEW wrestlers, staff and fans for this. It was Konosuke’s childhood dream to come to America and wrestle. That dream has come true, so he’s going to move here, and he will fight for his life for AEW. What will happen now that the Future of DDT is also the Future of AEW?
Zero Hour – AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament, Semifinals: Ricky Starks VS Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana!
“All Ego” Ethan Page joins commentary for this one, because we will finally see who faces him in the tournament finals! The Absolute made it through the Murderhawk Monster, but will he be able to make it through The Machine? Or will even Starks admit, “Who betta than Brian Cage? Nobody!”
Starks is bandaged up from that match with Lance Archer, which really started as a backstage brawl. And as soon as he slides into the ring, Cage stomps away on him! The bell rings, the fans boo and the ref reprimands, but Cage brings Starks up to whip. Starks hits a THESZ PRESS! Starks throws down hands, Cage gets away but the brawling continues! Starks gets the edge, headlocks, but Cage powers out to then run Starks over. Starks bails out, Cage pursues, and Cage throws knees. Cage whips Starks into railing! Starks slumps over into the front row, but Cage brings him back out. Cage APRON BACK SUPLEXES!
Starks crawls while fans boo Cage. Cage drags Starks up, puts him in the ring, but Starks tiger feints to KICK Cage! Starks fires off hands, sends Cage into the apron, then pushes him into the ring. Starks hurries up but Cage ROUNDHOUSES him! Cage goes up the corner, and he deadlift SUPERPLEXES! Cage flexes while fans boo some more. Cage drags Starks up, bumps him off buckles, then he throws big forearms. Cage CHOKES Starks, then throws body shots! The ref counts, fans rally, and Cage ROCKS Starks at 4. Starks ROCKS Cage back! And again and again! But Cage KNEES Starks down!
Cage CHOKES Starks on the ropes, the ref counts again, and Cage lets off at 4. Cage drags Starks up, whips him corner to corner, and Starks hits buckles face first! Starks falls back and Cage gives him toying kicks. Fans boo but Cage drags Starks up. Starks pushes him away but Cage stomps Starks! Cage jams his knee in, then he drags Starks up. Starks CHOPS back! Cage just flexes the dancing pecs. Starks JABS Cage instead! But Cage scoops to a BACKBREAKER! Starks crawls to a corner, Cage snarls and runs side to side, to BOOT WASH! Starks sputters and crawls to the apron, but Cage drags him back in.
Cage RAMS Starks in the corner, but Starks throws down hands! Cage RAMS Starks again, then whips him corner to corner. Nana cheers while fans boo, but Starks BOOTS Cage! And BOOTS again! Starks CHOPS, ROCKS and fires off hands. Cage knees low, reels Starks in, but Starks slips under the short arm lariat to TORNADO- NO, Cage denies the DDT! Cage waistlocks, Starks switches, they go to a corner but Cage bucks the O’Conner Roll. Starks comes back to ELBOW Cage! Starks goes corner to corner to ELBOW again! Starks keeps moving, and he LEAPING LARIATS! Fans fire up and Starks strikes his pose!
Starks snarls, runs in at Cage, but Cage puts Starks on the apron. Starks ROCKS Cage, climbs up the corner, and CROSSBODIES, but into Cage’s arms! SWINGING BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Starks survives and Cage grows frustrated. Fans rally but Cage ripcords Starks right to a fireman’s carry! But Starks fights free with elbows! Starks waistlocks, Cage switches and CLUBS Starks on the back! Cage dragon sleepers, but Starks slips out of the inverted suplex! Starks runs in to TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! Cage survives but fans rally behind Starks. Nana shouts at Cage to get up but Starks drags Cage up.
Starks reels Cage in, underhooks the arms, but Cage back drops free! Cage brings Starks around, puts one out, and Gory Especials, but Starks sunset flips through! TWO!!! SUPERKICK from Cage! Cage spins, Starks dodges and SPEARS!! Cover, TWO!!! Cage survives and Starks can’t believe it! Fans still rally for Starks as he brings Cage back up. Cage pops Starks up to a POWERBOMB! And then deadlifts to BUCKLE BOMB! Then DISCUS!! Cover, TWO!!! Starks survives and he even SLAPS Cage! Cage drags Starks to the drop zone and he goes to the corner. Cage climbs up, leaps, but Starks avoids the elbow drop!
Fans fire up with Starks and he brings Cage in! But Cage fireman’s carries! F- NO, DESTROYER!! And then the ROSHAMBEAUX!!! Cover, STARKS WINS!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall (advances to the finals)
Ethan Page says, “Good! I’m glad!” He feels that even after this win, Starks will be easy-pickings. Ethan and Starks stare down, will Starks prove that nothing can stop The Absolute?
Backstage interview with Eddie Kingston.
Renee knows last night on Rampage, even though it was a tag team match, Eddie’s attention was fully on Jun Akiyama. Now that he’s moment away from THE dream match, how is he feeling? Like he doesn’t wanna talk right now. Eddie was 18 years old when he first saw Akiyama fight, and he said that is who he wants to fight, and that was the style he wanted to use, the All Japan King’s Road style. Google it if you have to. But Eddie isn’t sure how he feels. He can’t even focus on things right now because his mind’s already in the ring. “Akiyama… I’m gonna…”
Fans cheer Eddie on as he heads to gorilla! Will the 18 year wait be worth it? Or will the dream match with The Sternness turn into a nightmare?
Zero Hour – Eddie Kingston VS Jun Akiyama!
The bell rings and fans fire up as the two stare down. Eddie and Akiyama circle, tie up, and Akiyama headlocks. Eddie powers out, CHOPS, but Akiyama doesn’t stop moving! Akiyama JUMP KNEES Eddie but he stays up to rebound and run Akiyama over! Fans fire up as Akiyama gets right back up! Akiyama and Eddie reset and fans start to duel. The Eddie fans come out stronger, though, and Eddie and Akiyama feel things out. They clinch, Eddie facelocks but Akiyama waistlocks. Eddie wrenches an arm, goes to the waistlock, but Akiyama fights the lift. Akiyama wrenches, Eddie claws at Akiyama but he can’t block the wristlock.
Eddie fights to get the full nelson, but Akiyama powers it open! Eddie powers it closed, but Akiyama powers it open again. Fans rally as Akiyama endures, stomps forward and gets the ropebreak! Eddie lets off clean, but then he CHOPS! That one causes speakers to reverb, but Akiyama doesn’t flinch at all! Akiyama ROCKS Eddie, Eddie CHOPS, repeat! Fans fire up as the forearms and CHOPS keep going, faster and faster! Eddie wobbles, but he CHOPS back! Akiyama staggers back, but he brushes himself off to ROCK Eddie again! Eddie CHOPS, Akiyama ROCKS, repeat! Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and has Akiyama in a corner!
Eddie whips corner to corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Akiyama goes up, but Eddie SWATS him down to the floor! Fans rally and Eddie goes out after Akiyama. Eddie brings Akiyama up as the ring count starts. Eddie gets Akiyama on the apron, but Akiyama blocks the half nelson lift! Akiyama mule kicks the leg to get free, then he APRON DDTS! Akiyama turns Eddie around, goes to the apron, and GUILLOTINE KNEES! Eddie flounders into the ring, and Ortiz is now ringside as Eddie’s cornerman. Ortiz coaches Eddie while fans rally and duel. Eddie sits up, shakes out his arms, and Akiyama drags Eddie around.
Akiyama has the arms and pulls them back, for a STOMP! Eddie writhes and shakes out his arms, but Akiyama drops a knee. Eddie snarls but Akiyama brings him up, for a PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Eddie is still in this but Akiyama keeps cool. Eddie sits up, into a RUNNING KNEE! Akiyama goes to a corner and he climbs up top. Eddie stands and he ROCKS Akiyama! And then SWATS him back down! Akiyama lands on the apron, he stands up, but Eddie drags Akiyama up top. Eddie climbs up after him, but Akiyama blocks the suplex! Eddie BITES Akiyama’s ear! And then he SUPERPLEXES Akiyama in! Fans fire up while both men are down!
The standing count starts but fans rally for Eddie. Akiyama crawls to the corner as Eddie stands. Eddie runs in and CHOPS! CHOPS! MACHINE GUN CHOP!! Fans fire up as Eddie tops it off! But Akiyama puts Eddie in for forearm after forearm after forearm! But Eddie turns things around and reloads the MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Eddie brings Akiyama in but Akiyama throws elbows to fight free. But he still swings into the HALF ‘N’ HALF! But Akiyama gets up, to hit an EXPLODER! Eddie gets up! EXPLODER!! Akiyama is back with the RUNNING KNEE!! Both men are down and New Jersey is thunderous!
The standing count returns, but Akiyama sits up at 3. He crawls to a cover, TWO!! Eddie is still in this but Akiyama stands up again. Akiyama drags Eddie up, reels him in, but Eddie fights the clinch! Akiyama still pump handles, but Eddie fights with elbows! Eddie DDTs Akiyama!! Both men are down again and fans fire back up! Eddie drags Akiyama up, URAKEN!! Cover, TWO!!! Akiyama survives, but Eddie stares him down and roars! Eddie waits on Akiyama to stand, URA- NO, Akiyama blocks! EXPLODER!! The kneepad comes down as Eddie sits up! RUNNING KNEE!!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Eddie survives and fans are thunderous!
Akiyama snarls as he drags Eddie back up. Akiyama pump handles and even fisherman’s, but Eddie fights free to NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!! Cover, TWO!?!?! Eddie isn’t shocked, he just pulls the straps down. Eddie wants for Akiyama to rise, and fans rally behind The Mad King. Akiyama stands, Eddie aims, URAKEN!!! Cover, Eddie wins!!
Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall
The dream match came true, and Eddie himself is emotional! New Jersey cheers as Eddie shows Akiyama respect with a deep bow to the mat! Akiyama shows it back! They shake hands and even hug it out. If dreams can come true, then can Eddie achieve new heights in his career?
Eddie celebrates with Ortiz, and then he gets the mic. “It’s 7:52, how many minutes does that mean? Two minutes? Oh, cuz they gotta hype up. Right. Sorry, Excalibur. Ladies and gentlemen, please, it’s not about me. No, don’t thank me. Thank all of YOU for coming tonight! I’m gonna be looking at Doc Sampson later. Thank you, Jun Akiyama! Thank you, King’s Road Style! Rest In Peace, Baba, Rikidozan, Masawa, Jumbo Tsuruta, and Inoki. I hope I made you proud tonight! ‘Ey, everybody at home! It’s 7:53 and 40 seconds. Order the gaddamn PPV.” Fans cheer for that! “What’re we waiting for? My man, Mox, is gonna beat the piss outta MJF!”
Fans boo that, they like MJF here. “Oh, I’m sorry, he’s still a scumbag. You may cheer him, but he’s still a POS. Calling a spade a spade, y’all. Okay, they’re letting me know. Also, Jamie Hayter, Toni Storm. That’s my match. I wanna see that. Britt Baker, Saraya! Oh, he told me I gotta go. Peace.” The Mad King does a great job hyping the PPV for AEW, will we see those matches all burn down the house?
Steel Cage: “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Luchasaurus w/ Christian Cage!
The collapse of Jurassic Express is coming to a head! Captain Charisma and his Right Hand of Destruction betrayed Jack Perry, they attacked Jack Perry and they hurt Jack Perry. But now, Jack Perry looks to hurt Luchasaurus in return! Who proves they were the strongest part of that team all along?
JB slams the door shut on the cage and a ref locks it. The bell rings and fans fire up as the two stare down. JB takes a moment to look at just how big the cage is, but Luchasaurus storms over. JB dodges to throw body shots, but Luchasaurus scoops him! JB fights free and then KICKS and throws hands! Luchasaurus TOSSES JB to a corner, but JB slips out to the apron. JB then slides under, slips out and shoulders into Luchasaurus. JB springboards but Luchasaurus catches him at the ropes! Luchasaurus SHOVES JB at the steel cage! But JB clings to the cage like Spider-Man! JB KICKS Luchasaurus away, then goes to the rope to MISSILE DROPKICK!
Fans fire up as JB kips up! JB runs in at the corner, jumps up and rains down fists! Luchasaurus shoves him away but JB comes back for more! Luchasaurus shoves him away again but JB ducks and dodges, only for Luchasaurus to BOOT him down! Luchasaurus then scoops JB again, to LAWN DART into the steel! JB falls back in a heap and fans boo as Luchasaurus roars. Luchasaurus then goes to the corner, talks trash, and then goes to the apron. Luchasaurus looms over JB, drags him around, and we see JB’s forehead is busted open! Luchasaurus grinds JB into the steel chain link to open up the wound!
Fans boo as Luchasaurus digs his boot into JB. Christian is there to tell JB he should’ve stayed home, and Luchasaurus drags JB up. Luchasaurus suplexes JB to SLAM him into the ring! Luchasaurus stalks JB to a corner while fans boo. Luchasaurus ROCKS JB, throws body shots, and then hauls him up to ROCK with an uppercut! JB sits down but Luchasaurus drags him up. Luchasaurus whips corner to corner and runs to clothesline! Luchasaurus scoops JB to then SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for JB but Luchasaurus paces. JB has a crimson mask! Luchasaurus TOSSES him to the steel!
Fans boo but Luchasaurus drags JB up to TOSS him into more steel! Luchasaurus drags JB up to TOSS into another side of the cage! Fans boo more but Christian mockingly poses for pictures with the bloody JB. Luchasaurus hauls JB up again, whips, but JB hits the COMEBACKER! Luchasaurus doesn’t budge! He just deadlifts JB to RAZOR’S EDGE JB into the steel! JB gets stuck in the space between cage and apron! Luchasaurus drags him out from there to cover, TWO!! JB is still in this, and the Perry family rallies up at ringside. Luchasaurus hauls JB up to put him on the top rope. JB boots back! Luchasaurus choke grips, but JB uses that for a HANGING ARMBAR!
Luchasaurus can only endure as JB holds on! JB lets go to get back up. JB ROCKS Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus BOOTS JB! Luchasaurus choke grips again, for a SUPER BIEL! Luchasaurus then drags JB back up, straitjacket and torture rack, for the CUTTHROAT!! Cover, TWO!! JB survives the modified Burning Hammer and Luchasaurus glares at the ref. The ref defends his count was fair, and fans rally for Bryce. Christian sneaks around, and he snatches the keys from one of the other refs! Fans boo, referee Posey realizes what happened! He tells security to get Christian out of here, but Christian is working to unlock the cage door!
The security grabs Christian and drags him away! Fans cheer but Luchasaurus busts out to BOOT down a guard! But JB LEAPS to attack Luchasaurus! JB dodges and SHOTGUNS Luchasaurus! JB hurries up again, roars, and he runs down the ramp to- get caught! CATAPULT into the steel! JB falls and Luchasaurus reaches under the ring. He drags out a TABLE! Fans are torn because they hate Luchasaurus but love tables. Luchasaurus shoves the table into the ring, then he fetches JB. Luchasaurus TOSSES JB into the steel, then he goes looking under the ring again. Luchasaurus brings out a chair, and then another!
Luchasaurus brings the chairs around into the ring, fetches JB again, and RAMS him into steel steps! And SMACK him off the steps! Luchasaurus shoves JB into the ring, then he storms in as the refs close the door. JB KICKS the ropes to low blow Luchasaurus! JB fires off haymakers, runs, but into the BOOT! Luchasaurus runs, into a DROPKICK! Fans fire up as JB runs again to DROPKICK Luchasaurus to the apron! JB keeps moving, he SHOTGUNS Luchasaurus into the steel! JB hurries after Luchasaurus to stomp him into the steel again and again! Fans count all the way to TEN!
Fans fire up as the crimson mask grows on JB’s face. JB drags Luchasaurus up, reels him in, but Luchasaurus back drops free! JB lands hard on the apron and Luchasaurus staggers into the ring. Luchasaurus grabs one of the chairs and sits it up. He then goes back to JB, and he drags JB into the ring to choke grip! Fans rally as Luchasaurus takes aim, but JB slips free of the slam! JB dodges, uses the chair as a step for a DESTROYER!! Cover, ONE?!?! Luchasaurus huffs and puffs, but JB JAMS him with a chair! Then he hooks Luchasaurus up, KILLSWITCH on the chair! Cover, TWO!?!? Luchasaurus survives and shocks JB!
Fans rally up, “We Want Tables!” JB moves the chairs around first, and he stands on Luchasaurus! He CHOKES Luchasaurus in another reference to Christian’s moveset. JB runs, uses the chair to leap again, but into a choke grip! CHOKE SLAM on the chair!! Cover, TWO?!?! Now JB survives and shocks Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus drags JB up, lifts him and puts him on the top rope backwards. Luchasaurus climbs up behind JB, brings him up again, but JB throws down elbows! JB cravats and goes up, SLICED BREAD!! Fans are fired up while both men are down! But then Luchasaurus sits up like the Deadman. But so does JB!
JB says, “You were my best friend!” They both get up and start throwing forearms! JB gets the edge but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS JB down! Luchasaurus looms over JB, JB gets up, and Luchasaurus DECKS him! Luchasaurus tells JB to stay down but he doesn’t, so Luchasaurus DECKS him again! JB gets up, Luchasaurus DECKS him! And again, and again! JB ROARS, and he wipes the blood from his face, to SLAP Luchasaurus! And SLAP and SLAP and SLAP! Luchasaurus choke grips, but JB choke grips back! JB HAMMERS away on Luchasaurus’ head! JB drags Luchasaurus up, for a PILEDRIVER!!! Cover, TWO!?!?!?
JB is beside himself while he and Luchasaurus are both down on the mat. Fans rally for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” JB rises up to set up the table! JB drags Luchasaurus up but Luchasaurus choke grips! Luchasaurus lifts but JB slips around to SLEEPER! Luchasaurus stays up, he flips the table, and then he RAMS JB into the corner! JB holds on, but Luchasaurus drags him over to TOMBSTONE! And he holds on! TICKET TO RIDE!! Cover, TWO!!! JB survives and Luchasaurus is beside himself! Luchasaurus goes to the table, he stands it back up, “This is Awesome!” as Luchasaurus fetches JB.
Luchasaurus hauls JB up, gut wrenches, Canadian racks, but JB slips around to another SLEEPER! Luchasaurus RAMS JB into buckles, but JB squeezes tighter! Luchasaurus fades, JB puts him on the table! Fans fire up as JB also SMACKS Luchasaurus with a chair! Fans fire up as JB goes up the corner! And then up the cage! JB reaches the top, takes aim, and looks to Heaven. This one’s for Luke! SUPER MACHO ELBOW through the table!!! And then, the SNARE TRAP!!! Luchasaurus sputters, and he taps! JB WINS!!!
Winner: “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry, by submission
Fans are thunderous as they sing Jungle Life for this Jungle MAN! Will Jack Perry finally be able to move on past this grudge to finally be his own man?
AEW World Trios Championships: Death Triangle VS The Elite!
Controversy after All Out went off the air became good fortunes for The Bastard & the Lucha Brothers. But now, vindicated, the Best Bout Machine & The Young Bucks are back! Will Kenny Omega & the Jacksons make up for the reign that never was? Or will PAC, Rey Fenix & Pentagon have #CeroMiedo in fighting The Elite, the the Elite?
Death Triangle waits, and then the lights go out. The ticking of a clock is heard, and a message is on the tron. “We are the gears of creation that ticked outside of a machine. The gears that could make this clock, tick. We are the fathers, of the time and of the future. We are the sons of the past, never governed and built to last. We will carry on. Carry on.” The clock bell tolls, and “Carry on, my wayward son~! There’ll be peace when you are done! Lay your weary head to rest~! Don’t you cry no more~…!” Yes, to the sweet music of Kansas, The Elite make their way to the ring, with Brandon Cutler, Michael Nakazawa and even Don Callis behind them.
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who are truly THE AEW Trios Champions!
The trios sort out and fans are thunderous already as Callis joins commentary. Omega starts against Pac and fans chant for “The! Elite! The the Elite!” Omega and Pac circle, tie up, and they go around! Omega waistlocks, Pac switches, Omega wrenches and wristlocks and Pac rolls. Pac wrenches and WRINGS Omega out! Fans chant “F CM PUNK! F CM PUNK!” Pac wrenches Omega to a wristlock again, but Omega spins and wrenches, but Pac pulls hair! The ref reprimands as Pac puts Omega in a corner and smothers him. Pac lets off but with a low kick! Pac whips, Omega reverses, and Omega runs, into a BOOT!
Pac slips out to the apron and he shoulders into Omega! Pac slingshots up and over, kicks Omega low and whips again. Omega ducks and gets around, to dropkick a leg out! Fans fire up as Omega keeps moving, he KOTARO- NO, Pac handsprings through! And SPITS at Omega! Pac bails out before Omega can get at him! Fans fire up as Pac taunts Omega. Omega cools off and he tags in Nick Jackson. Pac returns, he tags in Fenix. Fans rally as we see these two square off again. The younger brothers tie up, break, tie up again, then speed up. Nick goes up and around, Fenix dodges to tiger feint rewind! Nick ducks the heel kick!
Nick runs in but Fenix puts him on the apron. Fenix then sunset flips but Nick stops the bomb! Nick moonsaults, Fenix avoids it, but Nick keeps Fenix from getting in the ring. Fenix elbows Nick away, then gets in the ring, but Nick follows! Nick DROPKICKS Fenix down! Fans fire up as Fenix bails out and Nick builds speed. But Fenix returns with a somersault! Nick stops the cutter, but Fenix standing switches! Nick elbows free, wheelbarrows, but Fenix stops the stunner! Nick avoids a roundhouse, Fenix avoids the screw high kick, but Fenix HEEL KICKS! Nick ROLLING KICKS! Both men stay up, and they both ROCK each other with forearms!
Nick and Fenix stagger back to their corners, Matt and Penta tag in! The older brothers rush each other to DOUBLE LARIAT! They stay up to DOUBLE BOOT! They stagger, the younger brothers DOUBLE BOOT! Everyone stays standing, for a QUADRUPLE SUPERKICK COLLISION! All four men hobble from Charlie horses! The older brothers DOUBLE BOOT and finally fall! The younger brothers DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSE and finally fall!! All four men KIP UP! Jersey is thunderous as the Bucks and Lucha Bros argue. But then the Bucks block the double superkicks to give DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!
Fans are thunderous for “A E DUB!” but Pac rushes in! The Bucks dodges, Omega is there to show punch! Pac backs off, but turns around into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Fans are thunderous again as Death Triangle is down! Omega tags in and he storms up on Pac. Pac bails out and fans boo. The Bastard wants nothing to do with the Cleaner, so he goes to Penta. Omega drags Penta up, but Penta CHOPS! Penta runs in at the corner, Matt tags in as Omega goes up and over. Nick runs in but is put on the apron. Matt runs in, but he’s put on the apron. Omega runs in but Penta dodges! Penta runs in but Omega dodges, and Penta gets DOUBLE GAMANGIRI!
Omega RANAS Penta! Fenix runs in to SOBAT! But the Bucks get in and Matt kicks Fenix low. Nick runs, Matt gives him the alley-oop and Nick RANAS Fenix away! Pac returns but Omega CLOBBERS him! Matt WRECKS Pac, holds the ropes down, and Nick FLIES to take Pac out! Nick waves hi and even gets a drink from the fans. Matt tags Omega, he drags Penta up, and fireman’s carries. “You! Can’t! Escape!” But Pac dropkicks Omega’s leg out! Pac stomps Omega, backs away, and Penta tags Pac in. Pac stomps Omega down, stomps him around, then he bumps Omega off buckles. Tag to Penta but Fenix gets in, too.
Pac snapmares Omega, then he KICKS Omega! Penta KICKS, Fenix KICKS, then “Se… no!” TRIPLE BASEMENT DROPKICKS! Penta covers, TWO! Penta drags Omega up but we get a glimpse of Pac’s bloody nose. Penta CHOPS Omega, then he tags in Pac. Penta & Pac mug Omega, then Pac scoops and SLAMS Omega. Pac goes to the corner and climbs while Omega stands. Omega hurries to get under the leap, and he runs to SLAM DUNK Pac’s head! Tag to Matt, Fenix leaps in! Into a NORTHERN LIGHTS! The Polar Express gets going! Penta runs in, Matt DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS the Lucha Brothers!
Fans fire up and Matt throws hands on Penta. Matt whips Penta to a corner, Fenix gives him a boost then tags Penta back in. Fenix somersaults and wheelbarrows to victory roll Matt into place! Penta is up top, QUE PASO! Cover, TWO!! Matt survives his bucks getting stomped! But Penta KICKS Matt’s leg! Matt hobbles, but he DECKS Pac just because. Matt elbows Penta, DECKS Fenix, then BOOTS Penta. Matt goes up to missile dropkick! Penta tags Pac and he keeps Matt from The Elite! Pac BOOTS Omega just because! Pac storms up on Matt but is put on the apron! Fenix tags in and keeps Matt from Nick!
Fenix CHOPS Matt in the corner, then runs, but Nick ROCKS Fenix first! Matt wheelbarrows, “See you in hell!” VICTORY FACEBUSTER! Fans fire up while both men are down! Both men crawl, hot tags to Pac and Nick! Nick CLOBBERS Pac again and again, then runs in at the corner to SHINING WIZARD! GAMANGIRI! ROUNDHOUSE! BULLDOG! Penta rushes in, but Nick knuckle locks him to CHOP! Nick hurdles Fenix, goes up and up and “LUCHA LIBRE~!” FLYING ARM-DRAG RANA COMBO! The Lucha Brothers bail out, Pac backs up seeing Nick show punch! Omega offers his hand and fans fire up as Nick tags him in!
Omega throws haymakers on Pac, but Pac SOBATS! Pac pie faces Omega but Omega BOOTS Pac down! Penta runs in, but into a SNAP DRAGON! Pac staggers up, into a SNAP DRAGON! Death Triangle regroups at ramp side but the Terminator drums start. Omega builds speed to FLY! Direct hit, down goes Penta & Pac! Omega lands on his feet to take a little jog up the ramp. Omega drags Pac up and Nick is in the ring. Nick builds speed but Fenix catches him to knuckle lock and CHOP! Fenix goes up and up but Nick trips him up! Matt runs in to triangle jump APRON DDT!! Penta GAMANGIRIS Nick! Penta goes up top but Nick CLUBS him!
“This is Awesome!” as Nick CLUBS Penta again. Nick goes right up, brings Penta up with him, and SUPER STEINERS Penta onto everyone else!! Even Nakazawa was part of that crash landing and fans lose their minds! Fans hope these trios “FIGHT FOREVER!” but it has to end somehow. Omega puts Pac in the ring, he drags Pac up, and he reels Pac in to fisherman. AOI SHOUDO!! Cover, TWO!! Pac survives but Omega keeps his cool. Omega rises while Pac goes to the ropes. Omega aims his finger gun and says BANG! Omega runs but Pac sidesteps to SNAP GERMAN! Pac huffs and puffs through is bloody nose to SOBAT! And KICK! And SOBAT again!
Pac runs, but the Bucks get in to double hip toss Pac at the ropes! They send Pac onto Omega’s shoulders, then Matt gives Nick a boost! But Penta intercepts to catch Nick! And Fenix grabs Matt! The Lucha Brothers gut wrench the Bucks, and Pac flips things around on Omega! DEATH TRIANGLE OF TOMBSTONES!!! The Lucha Brothers put Omega in a drop zone and then they both climb the corner. Penta gives Fenix a boost, SUPER FALLING SPLASH!! Then Penta jumps off Fenix to hit Matt with a DESTROYER! Fenix somersaults at Nick for the CUTTER! Pac sets up top and aims at Omega! BLACK ARROW!!! INTO THE BRUTALIZER!!!
Omega endures, he reaches out with a foot, but Nick CLOBBERS Pac! The Lucha Bros send the Bucks out, then “CERO! MIEDO!” The Lucha Brothers DOUBLE TOPE CONJILO! Direct hit on both Bucks and fans fire up again! Pac crawls, Fenix hurries over and tags in! Fenix runs to JUMP SOBAT Omega! Then he snapmares Omega, goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS, into DOUBLE STOMPS! Fenix says, “ANIMO!” Pac tells Fenix to use the hammer!! He throws Fenix the bell hammer while Penta distracts the ref! Fenix is conflicted, but he throws it back! He says they’re doing fine without the hammer!
But then Fenix turns around into a V-TRIGGER! Omega hits a TIGER DRIVER 98!! Cover, TWO!?! Fenix survives but Matt RAMS Pac into railing! Fenix flounders, Omega takes aim again. BANG, and Omega runs, but Penta gets in to SLINGBLADE! Matt is in, SLINGBLADE! Nick gets in, SLINGBLADE! Penta fires up and so do the fans! Penta shouts, ‘CERO! MIEDO!” He runs, but into TRIPLE SUPERKICKS! Fenix staggers up, Nick hits a POISON-RANA! Matt whips Fenix to Omega for the POP-UP BOMB! Then the DOUBLE SUPERKICK V-TRIGGER COMBO! Cover, Pac breaks it in time!!
Pac tosses Matt, he tosses Nick, then gets the hammer! Pac aims at Omega, Penta distracts the ref, but Nick SUPERKICKS Pac! Nick then goes up and up and SUPER TWISTERS Pac down! Matt goes up to ARIHARA MOONSAULT onto Penta! Omega aims at Fenix, V-TRIGGER!! But Pac sneaks Fenix the hammer! Fenix shakes his head no but Omega Electric Chair Lifts! Fenix says screw it, and HAMMERS Omega in the head!!! Victory roll, DEATH TRIANGLE WINS!!!
Winners: Death Triangle, by pinfall (still AEW World Trios Champions)
Fans can’t believe it! The Firebird resorted to the dastardly tactics of The Bastard! The Elite’s return was ruined, and Don Callis is hypocritically upset. Will Omega & The Bucks have cause to come back for another try? Or are they going to the back of the line? As for Pac, he’s proud of Fenix. Will Death Triangle do whatever they have to in order to stay on top of the mountain?
AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill VS Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero!
The UNDEFEATED Jade Cargill owns the title, but the Native Beast is the one holding the belt. The winning streak goes up against the mean streak, something’s gotta give! Will Jade go 42-0? Or will Nyla finally be the one to beat #ThatBitch?
In a great shoutout to Latino Heat, the Vicious Vixens make their entrance in a low rider! And with hydraulics to boot! The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who becomes its rightful owner!
But wait, Nyla goes out after Kiera Hogan for touching the belt! Nyla DECKS Kiera, but then Jade goes out to DECK Nyla! Jade ROCKS Nyla with more forearms, puts her in the ring, and then the bell rings. Jade throws uppercuts on Nyla, then CLUBS her. Jade bumps Nyla off buckles, ROCKS her again, stomps her, then throws more forearms. Jade CLUBS Nyla, stalks her to another corner, and taunts her. Jade throws forearms, stomps a mudhole, and then digs her boot in. The ref counts, Jade lets off, but Nyla ROCKS Jade back! Nyla whips Jade to ropes but Jade holds ropes. Nyla runs in, Jade dodges and Nyla tumbles to the floor!
Jade goes out after Nyla and watches her go to railing. Jade runs in to BOOT Nyla over the railing! Jade then follows Nyla but Nyla throws body shots! The ref shouts to get back in the ring, but Jade DUMPS Nyla back to ringside! Jade then hurries after Nyla, the ring count is climbing, but Nyla YANKS Jade into steel steps! Nyla drags Jade up at 5 of 10 and puts her in. Nyla hurries in after Jade, SPLASHES in the corner, then reels Jade in to a scoop and SLAM! Nyla stalks Jade now and drags her up. Nyla scoops and SLAMS Jade again! Nyla flexes and runs, to SPLASH! Cover, ONE!! Jade survives and crawls away to a corner.
The Baddies fan Jade off but Nyla CANNONBALLS in! Jade flounders, Nyla CLUBS her down, then Nyla soaks up the cheers and jeers. Nyla storms up on Jade to CLUB her, and throw body shot after body shot! Nyla stomps a mudhole in, but lets off as the ref counts. Nyla storms back over but Jade elbows her away! Nyla runs back in but into a BOOT! Nyla goes down, Jade catches her breath. The Baddies and the Vixens coach their leaders on as Jade climbs up. Jade leaps, but into a BOOT! Nyla drags Jade up, turns her, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Vickie is frustrated but the Baddies tell her to shut up.
Nyla keeps cool and she drags Jade back up. Jade throws body shots, Nyla CLUBS her down. Nyla runs, deflects Jade’s boot, then kicks her low. Nyla reels Jade in, suplexes, but Jade fights it! Jade suplexes, Nyla fights it! Nyla throws body shots and CLUBS Jade, to then suplex and hang Jade out to dry! Nyla goes to the corner, climbs up, DIVING KNEE DROP! Cover, TWO! Jade survives again, proving why she’s 41-0! Nyla drags Jade back up, brings her around and reels her in, but Jade slips free of the bomb! Jade DECKS Nyla! But she can’t cover because she’s tiring out! Fans rally as both women are down and the standing count begins.
The count reaches 4 of 10 but Jade crawls and covers. TWO! Nyla sits up and shakes out the cobwebs. Jade sits up, she CLUBS Nyla! And uppercuts! Jade whips, Nyla reverses, but Jade kicks the back drop away. Jade reels Nyla in, and steals the BEAST BOMB?! Cover, TWO!!! Nyla survives and Jade is fuming! Jade chicken wings now but Nyla fights it to a victory roll! But Jade sits back! TWO!! Jade and Nyla stagger, Nyla gets around to CLUB Jade, and chicken wing back! She steals JADED!! Cover, TWO!!!! Jade survives and the Vixens are furious! Nyla hurries to a corner and climbs up top!
Nyla aims, for a SWANTON FLOP!! Jade gets up and BOOTS Nyla down!! Fans fire up and Jade drags Nula up into the chicken wings! JADED!!!! Cover, Jade wins!!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
The TBS Champion is 42-0, and she finally gets the belt back in her possession! Nyla gave Jade her hardest fight yet, but it wasn’t enough to stop her! Will anyone ever end Jade’s dominance?
ROH World Championship Fatal 4 Way: Chris Jericho VS Sammy Guevara VS Bryan Danielson VS Claudio Castagnoli!
The Wizard used sports entertainment to snatch this title off the Swiss Superman, and has used sports entertainment to keep it ever since. Jericho vows to desecrate the ROH legacy, and he thinks the Spanish God will be his pawn in that game. Will things continue to go Jericho’s way? Or will someone restore the honor to the Ring of Honor World title?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if all will hail #THEOCHO!
The bell rings and Claudio CLOBBERS Jericho with a EuroUpper while Sammy and Bryan brawl! Jericho hits back, turns things around, Sammy CHOPS Bryan while Jericho throws Claudio out of the ring. Jericho goes out after Claudio to CLUB him. They brawl inside, Sammy fires off on Bryan inside, and Claudio smacks Jericho off railing! And again, for the front row fans! Bryan turns things back around on Sammy to CHOP and KICK and CHOP again! Jericho CHOPS Claudio, Claudio EuroUppers Jericho, repeat! Claudio gets the edge, then whips Jericho into railing! Sammy claws Bryan’s eyes to stop the chops!
Fans rally while Sammy throws forearms. Sammy whips, Bryan reverses but Sammy kicks him back. Sammy runs in, but Bryan TOSSES him up and out! Fans fire up as Bryan builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and Sammy hits railing! But Jericho CLOBBERS Bryan, and RAMS him into steel steps! Jericho soaks up the heat, then drags Bryan up. Jericho puts Bryan in the ring, stomps him around, then soaks up more heat. Jericho stands Bryan up to CHOP! And CHOP! Jericho throws a forearm but Bryan turns things around to CHOP! And CHOP! Jericho CHOPS, Bryan CHOPS, repeat! Claudio returns, Jericho turns around, into a EuroUpper!
Now Bryan EuroUppers Jericho! And Claudio EuroUppers! Jericho gets pinballed with those EuroUppers! Sammy hurries in as Jericho falls over, and into Bryan’s EuroUpper! Then Claudio EuroUppers Sammy! And then Bryan EuroUppers! Now Sammy is the pinball! He falls over, Claudio drags Sammy back up, for another EuroUpper! Claudio keeps on Sammy while Bryan CHOPS Jericho. The Blackpool Combat Club boys look to each other, and they both go corner to corner! DROPKICK for Sammy and EuroUpper for Jericho! Then back again, DROPKICK for Jericho and EuroUpper for Sammy! And then back again! And again!
Fans fire up as the BCC shake hands for the Code of Honor! But then they hold on, because they’re the only two in the ring. Fans fire up as the two friendly rivals smirk. Bryan EuroUppers! Claudio EuroUppers! Repeat! They go back and forth, EuroUpper for EuroUpper! Claudio rebounds and gets the edge with uppercut after uppercut! Claudio winds up, but Bryan hits a FLYING ARMBAR! Claudio fights to move around, he stacks Bryan, then deadlifts Bryan! Bryan sunset flips through to high stack, TWO! Claudio has the sunset, TWO! Bryan has a prawn hold, TWO! Claudio sunsets, TWO! Bryan prawn holds, TWO!
Claudio sunsets again, but Jericho stomps it apart! Jericho grins while fans are torn. Jericho stomps Bryan, stomps Claudio, repeat! Jericho drags Bryan up and CHOPS! Claudio gets up, Jericho CLUBS him! Jericho runs, into a DOUBLE FLAPJACK, and the BCC roll back for DOUBLE HALF CRABS! Fans fire up as Bryan flexes and Claudio roars! Jericho endures, but who would win if he taps? Sammy springboards in, DOUBLE CUTTER!! Guess we don’t have to worry now! Sammy covers Claudio, TWO! Sammy covers Bryan, TWO! Fans boo Sammy trying to steal this from Jericho. But Jericho high-fives and hugs it out with his teammate.
Jericho fires off forearms on Claudio, then Sammy joins in. They double whip and double shoulder Claudio down! Then they pose! Fans boo more, but then Jericho & Sammy double clothesline Claudio out of the ring! Jericho drags Bryan up, KNEES him back down, then KNEES him again. Jericho & Sammy bring Bryan up to double suplex, and they hold him up for ten before the SLAM! Jericho rains down fists on Bryan, then Sammy rains down more fists! Sammy claws at the bad eye, then he and Jericho drag Bryan back up. Jericho DECKS Bryan with a haymaker! Sammy drags Bryan up to feed to Jericho, for a fireman’s carry and DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!
Jericho tells Sammy to stay put as he goes for the cover, TWO! Jericho is annoyed and Sammy is frustrated, but perhaps for different reasons. Jericho drags Bryan back up, CHOPS him to a corner, and CHOPS again. Sammy CHOPS, ROCKS and CHOPS Bryan on repeat! Jericho likes the aggression from his protégé and they high-ten. Sammy & Jericho double whip Bryan corner to corner, then Jericho whips Sammy in to clothesline! Sammy says one more, and Jericho whips him in again. But Bryan dodges and ROCKS Jericho! Then ROCKS Sammy! Repeat! Bryan goes back and forth, he has Sammy & Jericho on their knees! So he KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS!
Fans chant “YES! YES!” with every kick as Bryan goes back and forth! Bryan then aims, BUZZSAW for Jericho! And BUZZSAW for Sammy! Cover on Sammy, TWO! Sammy stays in this but Bryan puts him in a corner. Bryan CHOPS, and KICKS, and CHOPS again. Bryan puts Sammy up top, climbs up after him, and SUPER STEINERS, but Sammy lands on his feet! Sammy sidesteps, hurdles, flips over, and hits a SPANISH FLY! But Jericho adds a LIONSAULT! He hits Sammy, too!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan still survives and Sammy flops out of the ring. Jericho SLAPS Bryan, SLAPS him again, but Claudio gets in to gut wrench!
Claudio THROWS Jericho, and he waits on Jericho to rise back up. Fans fire up, Jericho stands into a trip! But he kicks free to deny the swing! Claudio comes back with a DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Claudio drags Jericho up, whips him to ropes but Jericho reverses. Claudio ducks, springboards, into a CODE BREAKER! Cover, Sammy breaks it!? Fans are going nuts seeing Sammy defy Jericho! Jericho is also in shock, and he tells Sammy that this isn’t the plan. Jericho shoves Sammy, Sammy shoves back, repeat! Then Sammy throws a forearm! Jericho responds, it’s a hockey fight! Sammy CHOPS and ROCKS Jericho on repeat.
Sammy whips corner to corner, Jericho bounces off buckles and into an ELBOW from Sammy! Fans are torn as Sammy drags Jericho back up. Sammy CHOPS Jericho again, whips him corner to corner again, but Jericho BOOTS Sammy away! Jericho runs, into a CODE BREAKER! Sammy steals Jericho’s move! Sammy covers, TWO!! Jericho survives but Sammy snarls. Sammy drags Jericho by the legs, and he goes to turn Jericho over! Fans boo, but Jericho throws Sammy away! Jericho trips Sammy and turns him into the WALLS OF JERICHO! Sammy endures as Jericho sits deep! But Bryan is up top, and he MISSILE- NO, Jericho catches Bryan! WALLS OF JERICHO!!
Bryan endures now, but Claudio returns! Claudio runs in to BOOT! Jericho holds onto Bryan! Claudio BOOTS again, but Jericho still holds on! So Claudio suplexes Jericho off Bryan for the SLAM! And then Claudio puts on the SHARPSHOOTER!! Jericho endures, crawls his way over to Bryan, and he covers Bryan!! TWO!! Bryan slips free, to get a LEBELL LOCK! Another situation of DOUBLE SUBMISSIONS!! What will happen now if Jericho taps?! Jericho endures being bent back, Sammy SUPERKICKS Claudio! And SUPERKICKS Bryan! Fans boo even harder than before as Sammy has his pick of the bunch.
Sammy offers a hand to Jericho? Jericho accepts it and they stand together. They hug it out, but then Sammy reels Jericho in! Torture rack, GO TO HOSPITAL!! Sammy goes up top!! SHOOTING STAR PRESS!!! Cover, TWO!!! Jericho survives and everyone is shocked! Sammy is shocked most of all, he can’t believe Jericho survived his best shots. “This is Awesome!” as Sammy drags Bryan around. Sammy grins as he hooks Bryan up, to steal the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! But Bryan doesn’t even flinch! He just stands up as Sammy hammers away on him! Sammy looks worried, and fans tell him, “YOU F’D UP! YOU F’D UP!”
Bryan SLAPS Sammy! And feeds him to Claudio’s trophy lift! Claudio hoists Sammy up to TOSS him out onto Jericho!! But then Claudio turns around into a BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Bryan covers Claudio, TWO!?!? Claudio survives the American Dragon turning on him, but now Bryan hooks him up! HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!! Claudio blocks it after four, and he wraps Bryan up! HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!! But Bryan blocks and turns things around, HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!! But Claudio fireman’s carries, shifts Bryan around, but Bryan throws down more elbows. Claudio shoves Bryan away, to POP-UP- NO! BACKSLIDE! TWO!!
Bryan gets up, Claudio LARIATS him inside-out! Cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous as this continues! Bryan goes to the apron, Claudio storms over after him. Claudio climbs up the corner, drags Bryan up to join him, and he SUP- NO, Bryan knees Claudio to fight off the superplex! Claudio keeps trying, Bryan keeps fighting! Sammy joins in and starts throwing haymakers! SUPER CUTTER on Claudio!! Sammy springs right back up to SUPER SPANISH FLY Bryan!! But Bryan turns it into a LEBELL LOCK!! Sammy endures as Bryan bends him back! Jericho crawls his way back in, he CLOBBERS Bryan to save the match!
Jericho has Bryan on the apron, CLUBS him down, then triangle jump DROPKICKS him to the floor! But Claudio clotheslines Jericho and himself out! Claudio whips Jericho into railing, then EuroUppers! And then whips the other way, for another EuroUpper! But Bryan LEAPS at Claudio! But Claudio catches him!! And pops him into place for a NEUTRALIZER to the floor!!! But Sammy’s up top! SHOOTING STAR ATTACK!! Sammy hurries to put Claudio in the ring, hurries back up top, and he springboards, into Claudio’s arms! POP-UP UPPER!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Sammy survives and Claudio snarls while fans are thunderous again!
Claudio drags Sammy into place, picks him up, but Sammy slips off to roll up! FEET ON ROPES! TWO!! Claudio trips Sammy and starts SWISS SWINGING!! Fans are thunderous and they count along, all the way to TEN, FIFTEEN, but then Jericho gets in and just LEAPS at Claudio to bust it all up! Then JUDAS EFFECT!!! Cover, Jericho wins!!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall (still ROH World Champion)
Sports entertainment, pro-wrestling, it all looks the same amidst the chaos! And in the end, #THEOCHO still reigns! Will anything ever stop the #RingOfJericho Era?
Britt Baker VS Saraya!
The Doctor and The Knight may have had different paths to this moment, but this is still a battle of icons in women’s wrestling! Will AEW still belong to Dr. Britt Baker, DMD? Or will this end up Saraya’s house?
The bell rings and the two stare down. Fans fire up as they approach, and then the two tie up. Saraya arm-drags Britt but they stay tied up, so Saraya dribbles Britt off the mat. They stand up, Britt puts Saraya on the ropes, and the ref counts the ropebreak. Britt lets off at 4, and Saraya is annoyed, but the two tie up again. Britt headlocks, grinds Saraya down, but Saraya fights back up. Saraya powers out but Britt runs her over! Saraya clutches her neck, which we all know is her weak spot, and Britt hesitates knowing that. Saraya manages to stand up, and then she struts around! Saraya grins as she got Britt with some of her own mind games.
Britt and Saraya tie up again, Saraya headlocks now, and she grinds Britt down. Britt pulls hair, throws body shots, but Saraya thrashes the hold. Britt powers out but Saray whips Britt to BOOT her down! Britt bails out and vents her frustrations. Fans rally and duel, Saraya runs but Britt avoids the slide! Britt spins Saraya around to throw elbows on the neck! Britt then drags Saraya out a bit, for a DRAPING NECKBREAKER! No more hesitation about that neck now! The ref checks Saraya and tells Britt to keep this in the ring. The Knight family is ringside coaching Saraya on as Britt drags her up. Britt cravats Saraya and stares the family down!
Fans boo as Britt throws knees into Saraya! Britt throws Saraya down, waves bye to the Knights, then puts Saraya in the ring. Britt covers, TWO! Britt drags Saraya around and clamps onto her to throw down some elbows. Then she has a NECK WRENCH! Saraya endures as Britt even fishhooks her! Cover, TWO! Britt drags Saraya up again, ROCKS her with a forearm, then whips her to a corner. Britt runs in, but into a BOOT! Britt runs in again, blocks the boots and puts Saraya in the ropes for another DRAPING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Saraya is hanging tough but Britt smirks as she drags Saraya back up.
Britt brings out her glove and fans are torn as she spells out, “D! M! D!” Saraya stands and she throws hands! Britt ROCKS Saraya, and again! Britt whips, follows, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Britt doesn’t let up, she rains down more elbows on Saraya’s neck! Britt then CHOKES Saraya! The ref counts, Britt lets off at 4 and Saraya flounders out of the ring. The Knights continue to rally for Saraya but Britt goes to the apron. Britt runs, but Saraya blocks the kick to Electric Chair SLAM her on the apron! Saraya hurries up to the apron now, and she CROSSBODIES off! Fans fire up as Saraya drags Britt up and in! Cover, TWO!
Saraya keeps cool, Britt pie faces her. Saraya ROCKS Britt, Britt ROCKS Saraya, repeat! They go back and forth, forearm for forearm, but Britt gets the edge. But Saraya spins her around, short arm LARIAT! And another! And another! Cover, TWO! Saraya keeps on Britt but Britt switches. Saraya throws elbow after elbow to get free, then she puts Britt in a corner. Saraya back elbows, then stomps a mudhole in! The ref counts, Saraya digs her boot in, but Britt is holding on! Britt stands up, throws the leg down then BUCKLE SHOTS Saraya! Britt then drags Saraya back up, reels her back in, but no Fisherman Screw! KNIGHT-CAP!! Cover, TWO!!
Britt survives Saraya’s take on the Lightning Spiral, fans duel as Saraya drags Britt up. But Britt cradles, TWO!! Britt wants the arms! Saraya resists but Britt has the RINGS OF SATURN! Saraya endures, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Britt lets go before she can complete the hold, but Britt drags Saraya up to an Alabama Lift. AIR RAID CRASH!! Cover, TWO!! Britt HAMMERS Saraya, runs, and CURB STOMPS!! Cover, TWO!!! Saraya survives again and Britt can’t believe it! Britt drags Saraya up while fans rally. Britt puts Saraya on the top rope, throws forearms, then climbs. Fans duel, Britt CLUBS Saraya, and Alabama Lifts!
But Saraya throws down elbows! Saraya CLUBS away on Britt, adjusts, and SUPER SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMBS!! Cover, TWO!! Britt survives but Saraya hurries to fisherman clutch, GOOD KNIGHT!! Cover, TWO!!! Britt survives and Saraya grows frustrated. Saraya grabs the legs, she ties Britt up, turns her over, but Britt crawls for ropes! ROPEBREAK, and a drop toehold into the buckles! Britt hurries in, but into a FULL NELSON! Britt pops free into a takedown! RINGS OF SATURN!! And then LOCKJAW!!! Saraya pushes to a cover! TWO!! Britt has a ghost pin, TWO!! Saraya escapes but swings into the ripcord!
Saraya dodges the discus to YAKUZA KICK! And then RUNNING KNEE! Cover, TWO!! Saraya is beside herself, trying to figure out how to finish Britt. “This is Awesome!” as Saraya drags Britt up. GOOD- NO, Britt wrenches free and ripcords, ROLLING ELBOW! And then FISHERMAN SCREW!! But Britt isn’t done, she runs to CURB STOMP!! Cover, TWO!??! Britt is shocked that Saraya survives her best shot! Britt snarls, she drags Saraya up again, and fans keep dueling. Alabama, but Saraya sunsets! Britt slips through, Saraya KNEES her down!! Cover, TWO!! Saraya hauls Britt up, GOOD KNIGHT again!!
But Saraya brings Britt up, THIRD GOOD KNIGHT!!! Cover, Saraya wins!!!
Winner: Saraya, by pinfall
And she’s back! Five years away from wrestling, but you wouldn’t know it from this one! It was Saraya’s night, and she celebrates with her family! Will Saraya truly make AEW her house?
AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Wardlow VS Samoa Joe VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs!
Just as they were on the verge of being a Two Monster Power Trip, #WARJOE fell apart! The Samoan Submission Specialist was not going to let the Maestro of Mayhem make claims and threats without consequences, and then the Breaker of Backs added on! Which of these real-life titans will stand tall over the other two?
The introductions are made, the AEW belt is raised, and we see who is the most powerful Face of TNT!
The bell rings, Hobbs talks trash to Joe and Wardlow, but Wardlow ROCKS Hobbs then fires off on Joe! Joe bails out but Wardlow pursues and CLUBS him on the back! Wardlow ROCKS Joe, ROCKS him again, CLUBS him, throws knees, then CLUBS Joe down! Fans fire up with Wardlow and he drags Joe back up. Wardlow whips Joe into the POST! Hobbs then CLOBBERS Wardlow! Fans fire up as Hobbs storms up on Wardlow and throws knees. Hobbs SMACKS Wardlow off the steel steps, then tells fans, “Sit yo ass down!” Hobbs SMACKS Wardlow off the apron, puts him in the ring, but Wardlow hits back.
Hobbs CLUBS Wardlow, then hauls him up for a BIG suplex! Hobbs holds Wardlow up, then SLAMS him down! But Joe returns to CHOP Hobbs! And CHOP! And JAB, JAB, and run, but into an ELBOW from Hobbs! Fans fire up as Hobbs stalks Wardlow. Hobbs hauls Wardlow up, scoops him, and puts him on the top rope. Hobbs CLUBS Wardlow, CLUBS him again, and CLUBS him again! Hobbs dumps Wardlow down but Joe CHOPS Hobbs! And CHOPS! Hobbs catches Joe for an EXPLODER! Joe bails back out as fans fire up. Hobbs stalks Wardlow to a corner, CHOKES him on the ropes, and shouts, “Do something! Do something!”
Hobbs lets off Wardlow as Joe gets in. Hobbs fires body shots and knees on Joe, then whips him corner to corner. Hobbs knees Wardlow then whips him at Joe. Joe dodges Wardlow to fire off on Hobbs, but Wardlow goes up and up to WHISPER IN THE WIND! Though from Wardlow, that’s more like a shout! Fans fire up as Wardlow wipes Joe and Hobbs out! Wardlow BOOTS Joe, SUPERKICKS Hobbs, HEADBUTTS Joe, then HEADBUTTS Hobbs! Wardlow winds up and LARIATS Hobbs down! Wardlow then goes up the corner to SWANTON BOMB on Hobbs! But Joe SENTONS them both! Joe snarls as he drags Wardlow up.
Joe TOSSES Wardlow out and goes to Hobbs. Joe whips Hobbs to a corner, runs in and back elbows! Then PELES! Joe digs his boot in on Hobbs’ face and starts scraping him! Joe runs side to side to BOOT WASH! Wardlow returns but Joe CHOPS! Wardlow throws haymakers, whips, but Joe reverses to atomic drop! Joe runs to BOOT Wardlow down! And SENTON! Cover, TWO! Wardlow gets that arm up just enough, and he rolls out of the ring. Joe sees Hobbs rise and Hobbs eggs Joe on. Joe knees low, knees again, and reels Hobbs into a GUILLOTINE! Hobbs endures but stays up. Wardlow runs in to SPEAR them both down!
Fans chant “WARD~LOW!” as he RAMS into Hobbs in the corner! Wardlow RAMS, uppercuts, repeat! Wardlow hauls Hobbs up to SPINEBUSTER! But Joe runs in, into a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Wardlow grows frustrated, but he looks at Hobbs at the ropes. Wardlow runs in and he CLOBBERS Hobbs out of the ring! Wardlow goes out, he and Hobbs throw big hands! But Joe DIVES to wipe them both out!! Fans fire up as Joe TOSSES Hobbs into railing! Joe drags Wardlow up, reels him in, but Wardlow fights! Hobbs comes back to POUNCE Joe into railing!! Fans lose their minds from that one as Hobbs rises up!
Hobbs snarls, he drags Wardlow up, and he puts Wardlow in the ring. The straps come down and he waits on Wardlow. Wardlow stands, Hobbs hauls him up for a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Wardlow survives and Hobbs is shocked! Hobbs glares at the ref but the ref says the count was fair. Hobbs drags Wardlow up again, scoops him, but Wardlow fights free. Wardlow throws body shots, CLUBS Hobbs, then fireman’s carries. Hobbs fights free, he scoops Wardlow again, but Wardlow slips off again! POWERBOMB!! Hobbs gets up on his own?! But Wardlow reels him back in for another POWERBOMB!!
Fans are singing for “WARD~LOW!” as the symphony begins! Wardlow hauls Hobbs back up, reels him back in, for a THIRD POWERBOMB! And the roll through, but Joe is in! BELT SHOT!!! Joe used the TNT title to crack Wardlow! COQUINA CLUTCH on Hobbs!! Hobbs is OUT, Joe wins!!!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by submission (NEW AEW TNT Champion)
Opportunistic, vicious, and victorious! Samoa Joe is now a DOUBLE CHAMPION! AEW TNT title, ROH World Television title, will Joe reign as THE Face of Pro-Wrestling Television?!
Backstage interview with Chris Jericho & Jake Hager.
Tony Schiavone is with #THEOCHO and Rock Hard Hager, and Schiavone brings up the “dissention” between Jericho and Sammy in that Fatal 4. Jericho says you call it dissention but he calls it competitiveness. That is why Sammy Guevara has been by Jericho’s side these last three years, and why Jericho asked Sammy to be in that match. Jericho appreciates what Sammy did, and says Sammy is a future world champion, just not tonight. Because Jericho is still The Ocho, the Greatest ROH World Champion of all time.
But then Orange Cassidy walks in! “Speaking of ROH champions, I have a very good friend who happens to be a former ROH champion. And he has earned a title shot. My very good friend, Tomohiro Ishii, he wants to fight you for that this Wednesday on Dynamite.” Jericho says first of all, Cassidy still owes him $7000 for his jacket. Second of all, to Ishii, all Jericho ever hears is how great a pro-wrestler Ishii is. But do y’know what Jericho thinks? He thinks of the Young Boy who was hanging around when Jericho was main-eventing in Wrestling Association R. Jericho thinks of when Ishii used to get Jericho coffee and carry his luggage!
“Ishii, you want a chance at The Ocho? When I think of you, I still think of that little Young Boy. On Wednesday, on Dynamite, you wanna shot? You got it! Your senpai is waiting for you, BAKA!” Jericho heads out, but will he regret treating the Stone Pitbull like he’s a puppy? As for Hager, he asks Cassidy, “What’s in the bag?” Cassidy opens it up and tada, it’s the All-Atlantic Championship. Hager likes it? Yeah, just like he likes this hat. Then come and take it next week. Cool? And yeah, nice hat. DAMN RIGHT it is! Will Freshly Squeezed end up the former All-Atlantic Champion at the hands of Rock Hard Jake Hager?
No Holds Barred: Darby Allin & Sting VS Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh!
Truly a legendary showdown as the #RelentlessIcons reunite against Team Double Jay! And with nothing holding them back, will it be showtime? Or is this the night the music dies for Sting & Darby Allin?
Jarrett calls out a handful of fake Stings so they can mock the howl. Jarrett riles up the fans as he goes to the ring, and then he and Lethal dare Sting and Darby to make their entrance. The lights go down, and when they come back, a spotlight is on a body bag on stage. Lethal has the fake Stings go with him to the ramp, but then Darby’s music hits. Lethal still steps closer, but then smoke blasts from the stage! And Darby runs in! He fires off on Lethal and the fake Stings with his skateboard! Fans fire up while Jarrett freaks out! But behind him is the REAL STIIIIING! Darby CLOBBERS Lethal, Jarrett dares Darby to do that to him.
Darby tells Jarrett to turn around, and even Sonjay is shouting! Jarrett tells Sonjay to calm down and he glances back. Jarrett tells Sting to shoo, then he realizes it’s STIIIIING! Jarrett wants him to hold on, but the bell rings! Sting storms up to Jarrett and fans chant “T N A!” Sting howls, and he swings hands! Sting kicks, ROCKS, repeat! Darby adds on, they pinball Jarrett around! Lethal returns to CLUB Sting! Lethal whips but Sting reverses, and Lethal tumbles up and out of the ring! Darby is on the apron and he FLYING SHOULDER TACKLES Jarrett! Lethal goes up but Sting TOSSES him off to hit the apron!
Darby goes after Jarrett among the fans and hits him with a trash can! Sting smacks Lethal off railing and then dumps him over! Fans fire up as the action comes closer to them! Darby dribbles Jarrett off railing, Sting CLOBBERS Lethal with a trash can! Darby drags Jarrett up and snap suplexes him to the floor! Lethal hits back, climbs up the railing, but Sting trips him up! Lethal crotches on the railing, and Sting atomic drops him on it! Darby goes up to the stage, and he finds a ladder! Darby sets the ladder up, climbs it, and the ref braces it for him! Darby SUPER COFFIN DROPS into Satnam’s arms! Satnam crucifix carries Darby, to RAZOR’S EDGE on the ramp!
Satnam & Sonjay leave Darby behind to hurry after Sting and Lethal. They brawl in the upper parts of the crowd, and then brawl their way down the stairs. Lethal ends up ringside, Sting throws hands and knocks him off the railing! But Satnam catches Lethal! But Sting LEAPS and wipes Satnam out! Fans are thunderous as the Icon risks life and limb! Jarrett meanwhile drags Darby up to RAM into the ring apron! Sting howls, he brings Lethal up and brings him towards ringside. Jarrett sends Darby into steel steps, and then SMACKS him with a chair! Sting pushes Lethal over the railing while Jarrett pushes Darby into th ering.
Jarrett stomps Darby around, has him in the corner, and whips corner to corner hard! Darby bounces off buckles, and Jarrett whips him corner to corner the other way! Jarrett then puts Darby on the ropes to run and STRADDLE ATTACK! Jarrett struts to mock the Nature Boy! Then he LARIATS Darby down! Tag to Lethal, though does it really matter? Lethal drags Darby up, and he hooks Darby up in a cobra twist. Darby endures, reaches out, then powers out to hip toss Lethal down But Lethal holds onto the arm to whip Darby away. Darby goes up and over but Lethal shoves him back in. Darby comes back, and heads collide!
Both men are down and fans rally up. Lethal and Darby crawl, hot tags to Sting and Jarrett! Sting rallies on Jarrett with lariats, then hits Lethal with some! Sting RAMS Jarrett into a corner, then runs to STINGER SPLASH Lethal! STINGER SPLASH for Jarrett! LARIAT for Lethal, BACK HAND for Jarrett! And then Sting ties up the legs, for the SCORPION DEATHLOCK! But Sonjay gets in! Sonjay throws hands, but Sting isn’t bothered! Satnam gets in, he choke grips Sting, and CHOKE SLAMS him! A slam dunk for the 7 footer and Jarrett crawls to the cover! TWO!! Sting survives and fans fire up again.
Sting and Jarrett crawl, hot tags to Lethal and Darby! They throw hands again and again, Lethal gets the edge but Darby gets it back. Lethal BOOTS, runs, but Darby follows to springboard! Lethal catches Darby into the LETHAL COMBINATION! Cover, TWO! Jarrett gets his guitar! Fans are torn, but Lethal drags Darby up. Jarrett aims, swings, but Darby moves! Jarrett stops from hitting Lethal, and then Darby shoves Lethal into Jarrett! Darby hops on to THROWBACK STUNNER! Fans fire up with Darby and he hurries to the corner. Darby climbs up, but Jarrett is up! SMASH HIT!! Fans lose their minds as Jarrett smacks Darby outta the air with that guitar shot!
Lethal crawls, but Darby kips up!? Darby fires up like Sting! He starts throwing backhands like Sting! Darby runs, ducks the double clotheslines, and springboards to DOUBLE COFFIN SPLASH! Jarrett & Lethal go down, but Sonjay gets back on the apron! Sting storms up to DECK Sonjay! But Satnam gets back in the ring! He runs at Sting but Sting dodges! Sting kicks the leg, dragon sleepers, but Satnam fights off the Scorpion Death Drop! Darby hurries up top! SCORPION COFFIN DEATH DROP!! Fans are thunderous, and Darby DIVES into Jarrett! Lethal drag Sting up, whips him, but Sting reverses. Lethal ducks, handsprings, into the SCORPION DEATH DROP!
Darby is back up top! COFFIN DROP for Lethal! Cover, Sting & Darby win!!
Winners: Darby Allin & Sting, by pinfall
The Relentless Icons get another huge win! Will anything ever stop these two from putting on a show?
Interim AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm VS Jamie Hayter!
Two former friends torn apart by ambition clash in a battle for supremacy! Will the Lightning From Down Under strike down the bully Hayter has become? Or will Hayter’s hate bring an end to #ToniTime?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and interim or not, we see who is the top champion in the AEW Women’s Division!
The bell rings and Hayter’s got a lot of fans on her side. Storm shrugs that off as she and Hayter approach. They tie up, go around, break, and reset. They tie up again, go around more, and end up in a corner. Then they go out and around again, and Storm headlocks. Fans duel as Hayter fights through to get the headlock herself. Storm fights up, brings Hayter to a knee and pops out the back. Storm has the arm, hammerlocks it, but Hayter reaches back and squats to reach out for ropes. Storm stands back up to keep Hayter away, but Hayter switches and headlocks for the takeover! Hayter grinds Storm down while fans fire up.
Storm keeps her shoulders off the mat, and she headscissors. Hayter powers out while still holding the headlock. Storm fights up again, fans duel, and Storm switches the headlock back on Hayter. Hayter powers up to power out, but Storm runs her over. Things speed up, Storm stops the back drop to reel Hayter in! Hayter powers out to avoid any bombs, and she CLUBS Storm! Hayter wristlocks and ripcords, but Storm ducks the Hate Maker in time! Fans cheer as the two stand off! The two cool off and approach. Hayter flexes, but Storm says kiss this! Hayter kicks low, whips Storm to ropes, but Storm SHOTGUNS Hayter out of the ring!
Storm keeps moving, she HIP ATTACKS Hayter to the floor! Fans fire up as Storm goes out to fetch Hayter. Storm bumps Hayter off the apron, whips her into the railing, and fans rally up. The ref wants this back in the ring, but Storm CLUBS Hayter down. Storm stomps Hayter against railing, then CLUBS her on the back. Storm smacks Hayter off the apron, refreshes the ring count, then stalks Hayter around the way. Hayter throws body shots, then she runs with Storm to THROW her into railing! Fans fire up more and Hayter leaves Storm behind. Hayter goes into the ring, but just long enough to refresh the count.
Hayter drags Storm up, scoops, but Storm slips off to POST Hayter! Hater falls over but Storm drags her up to POST again! Fans duel, Storm storms up to Hater and puts her against a post. Storm CHOPS Hayter, CHOPS again, then CHOPS just POST! Storm clutches her hand but Hayter RAMS her into railing! And RAMS her into more railing! And again and again! Hayter refreshes the count again, but Storm manages to get herself in the ring. Hayter adjusts her ponytail and fans fire up. Hayter hauls Storm up, SNAP JACKHAMMERS, and covers, ONE!! Storm hangs tough but Hayter hauls her up, SNAP HAMMER again! Cover, TWO!
Hayter is annoyed as Storm crawls away to a corner. Hayter storms over and digs her boots in! Hayter stands on Storm and fans fire up. The ref counts, Hayter digs into Storm’s face, then lets off. Hayter pretends she can’t hear the ref, and she goes back to Storm. Storm CHOPS! Hayter CHOPS, CHOPS, CHOPS in return! Hayter drags Storm up, whips her to ropes, then runs her over! Hayter kneels for the cover, TWO! Hayter shakes her head, pie faces Storm around, then dribbles her off the mat. Hayter watches Storm go to ropes, and then she CHOKES her! The ref counts, Hayter scuffs Storm as she lets off.
Hayter snapmares Storm, wraps on a chinlock, and she squeezes tight. Fans rally as Storm endures and Hayter leans on the hold. Storm fights up, throws elbows, but Hayter throws Storm by her hair! The ref reprimands, but Hayter messes with the ref’s hair! The ref warns Hayter, you don’t disrespect the referee! Hayter “apologizes” then stands on Storm. Hayter shakes the ref’s hand but Storm pushes Hayter away. Hayter CLUBS Storm, Storm throws hands, so Hayter CLUBS her more! Storm gets up, the forearms start flying back and forth! Hayter gets the edge, whips, but Storm reverses. Hayter ducks but runs into a THESZ PRESS!
Storm rains down fast hands but Hayter pushes her away. Hayter flounders to a corner but Storm goes to the opposite. Storm again says kiss this, and she runs in for SWEET CHEEKS MUSIC! Storm then pushes Hayter out and climbs up the corner! CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Storm is frustrated but she hauls Hayter up. Hayter wrenches out to fireman’s carry, but Storm slips free. Hayter runs in but into a spin and TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! Hayter hangs tough but Storm watches her closely. Fans rally up and Storm sees Hayter get to ropes. Storm whips but Hayter blocks! Storm kicks low, whips, but Hayter reverses to forearm!
Storm forearms, Hayter forearms, repeat! Hayter gets the edge, throwing shot after shot! Storm HEADBUTTS Hayter down! Storm falls on the cover, TWO!! Both women are down and the fans are thunderous! A standing count starts, both women stir at 3 of 10, and then Rebel appears! She sneaks to the ring as Storm and Hayter start throwing forearms. They stand, keep throwing shots, and then Hayter BOOTS! Storm SLAPS Hayter, Hayter BOOTS Storm! Storm SLAPS but Hayter fires off a flurry of forearms! Storm’s nose is bleeding, but she still follows Hayter to ROCK her at the ropes! Storm runs but Hayter follows to ELBOW!
Hayter runs, Storm follows, to FOREARM! Storm pie faces, runs, but Hayter KNEES low! Hayter HAMMERS Storm down, fans fire up, but the ref reprimands and counts. Hayter lets off at 4 and argues with the ref, Rebel BELT SHOTS Storm!! Hayter fireman’s carries for an USHIGOROSHI, to a SLIDING LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!?!? Storm survives and Rebel is furious! But she’s still holding the evidence! The ref sees that and Rebel panics. Rebel hops down, but the ref EJECTS her! Hayter can’t believe Rebel screwed up like that. But she still drags Storm up to ripcord and- NO, Storm ducks the Hate Maker to steal the HATE MAKER!! Cover, TWO!!
Hayter survives and Storm is furious! Storm drags Hayter around by her legs but Hayter scrambles away to the ROPEBREAK! Storm lets off to run, but Hayter moves! Storm tumbles out to the floor! Hayter distracts the ref again, CURB STOMP onto the belt from Britt!! The Doctor gets away with a drive-by and she puts Storm in!! Hayter hauls Storm up, to steal STORM ZERO!! Cover, TWO!??!? Storm survives a second screw job and no one can believe it! Britt coaches Hayter and she fires up! Fans fire up with her and she drags Storm back up! Ripcord, HATE- NO, Storm gets around to SNAP GERMAN! And then STORM ZERO!!! Cover, TWO!?!??
Storm can’t believe it but Hayter survives! Storm gets the legs, ties them up, but Britt is on the apron! Storm DECKS Britt! But Hayter hits Storm with an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER!! Cover, TWO!!!?! Storm survives again and Hayter is at a loss for words! But “This is Awesome!” as Storm flounders to a corner. Hayter grits her teeth, fans fire up and she runs in, BIG lariat in the corner! Hayter fires off elbow after elbow, and Britt is untying a buckle in the corner!? Hayter whips but Storm reverses, and Hayter runs into Britt! Britt takes a tumble, Storm reels Hayter in! Storm ripcords, but Hayter gets around and rams Storm into the bare buckle!
Storm staggers into the HATE MAKER!!! Cover, HAYTER WINS!!!
Winner: Jamie Hayter, by pinfall (NEW Interim AEW Women’s World Champion)
It took all the tricks in the book, but in the end, the Hayter still wins! Will AEW all be drinking the #Hayterade from now on?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Acclaimed VS Swerve In Our Glory!
But of course, Caster has a diss track on deck! “Acclaimed on the mic, this is our day! Gonna drop you both like Adidas dropped Kanye! Sneaky Swerve is so bitter, we all know your team’s gonna die like Twitter! Y’all need to find a job. How we gonna fight the Black Jay & Silent Bob? You’re not the top team in the country. We gotta fact check y’all like a Trump speech!” Wait, there’s more! Does Jersey want more? “YEAH~!” Okay, then y’all need to stop and think. “Swerve looks like Randall from Monsters Inc! The fans want a different option, but Swerve keeps cheatin’ like Tristan Thompson! And Keith turns a blind eye. By the way, I loved in in The Blindside. We’re killing the game. It’s Full Gear, and everybody loves The Acclaimed.”
Bowens gets the mic to say, “NEWARK, NEW JERSEEEEY~! The Acclaimed have arrived!” But no scissoring with Daddy Ass, will The Acclaimed leave still champions?
The bell rings, the teams stare down, and fans sing, “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” Swerve says scissor this, but the ref tells everyone this needs to be 1v1 right now. But a brawl breaks out instead! Keith throws hands with Bowens while Caster is after Swerve! Keith shoves Bowens down but Bowens comes back with a ROLLING ELBOW! Caster hammers away on Swerve in the corner, then he stomps a mudhole in. Bowens spins again, but Keith swats this rolling elbow away! Keith then reels Bowens in to POP-UP, but Caster helps Bowens RANA Keith away! The Acclaimed then DOUBLE LARIAT Keith outta the ring!
Keith hits hard off the apron and he staggers away. Swerve rushes in but Caster dodges and hurdles to arm-drag! And DROPKICK! Caster scoops Swerve to SLAM him! Caster gets the fans fired up for Bowens and he tags Bowens in. Bowens goes up top and Caster holds Swerve’s legs open, SCISSOR ME TIMBERS! Swerve flounders away but Bowens stalks up behind him. Bowens CHOPS Swerve, stomps him in the corner, but lets off as the ref counts 4. Fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me Daddy~!” then they chant, “We Want Daddy!” Bowens storms up on Swerve but Swerve throws a body shot. Bowens knees low and he CLUBS away!
Bowens swings but Swerve dodges! Swerve hammerlocks Bowens’ bad arm, then whips Bowens into the corner! Bowens hits buckles hard, and Swerve DROPKICKS Bowens down! Tag to Keith and Keith drags Bowens up. Keith hammerlocks and scoops to SLAM Bowens on his bad arm! Swerve BOOTS Caster for good measure, but then Keith disapproves of Swerve going out after Caster. Swerve RAMS Caster into railing, then drags him up to RAM into more railing! Caster is down in a heap and fans boo. Swerve tells people to move as he undoes the railings. Swerve then goes to the tech area and finds some spare barricades!
Swerve brings that section of barricade to ringside and sets it against the apron like a ramp. Keith says to stop that, but Bowens SUPERKICKS Keith! And KICKS, CHOPS and CHOPS! Keith snarls, Bowens CHOPS, but Keith GRIZZLY MAGNUMS Bowens down! Keith hauls Bowens up, and whips him into the ropes, bad arm first! Swerve drags Bowens out to CLUB away on him! Swerve then reels Bowens in, but Bowens blocks the suplex! Bowens snap suplexes Swerve to the floor! Both men writhe and fans fire up! A ring count starts on Bowens while he writhes and clutches his bad arm.
Bowens sits up at 3 of 10, fans rally up, and Bowens crawls to the ring at 6. Bowens drags himself up and in at 7 while Keith tells Swerve that’s what happens when he bends the rules. Keith turns around and Bowens throws body shots! But Keith KNEES Bowens, then knuckle locks for a BIG Straight Arm Lever! Bowens endures as gravity affects his bad shoulder, and then Keith drops him to run him over! Keith SLAMS the bad arm, then SPLASHES it! Keith keeps Bowens from getting away and covers, TWO! Keith drags Bowens up while fans rally. Bowens throws more body shots, and then he JABS! And JABS! Keith HEADBUTTS Bowens down!
Keith hauls Bowens up, wrenches, but fans rally up. Bowens throws more body shots but Keith CLUBS away on the bad arm. Keith keeps Bowens from Caster, bumps him off buckles, and he tags Swerve. Swerve ROCKS Bowens, snapmares, then hooks up the bad arm. Swerve traps Bowens’ arm by putting the hand down the tights! Swerve then runs to basement BOOT Bowens down! Bowens clutches the arm but Swerve tags Keith back in. Keith & Swerve drag Bowens up, Electric Chair Lift but Caster CLOBBERS Swerve! Bowens throws hands, CHOPS Keith, then POISON-RANAS!! Keith sits up in a daze, but he flops back over!
Fans are thunderous as Bowens and Keith crawl for their corners, hot tags to Swerve and Caster! Caster rallies on Swerve, ROCKS Keith, then back drops Swerve! Caster clotheslines Swerve out of the ring, then he CHOPS and SUPERKICKS Keith! Caster PLANCHAS to wipe out Swerve! Fans fire up and Caster hurries in after Keith. But Caster can’t fireman’s carry Keith, and Keith CLUBS Caster in the ribs! And again! Keith whips Caster to a corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Caster goes up, leaps, and FLYING RANAS! Keith staggers to a corner, Caster runs in, but Keith puts him on the top rope! Keith throws a body shot, then a GRIZZLY MAGNUM!
Caster winces from the stinging in his chest, and Keith adjusts. Keith ROCKS Caster, climbs up the corner, but Caster throws body shots from all sides! Caster shoves Keith down! Caster adjusts and leaps, FLYING FAMOUSER! Shoutout to Daddy Ass! But Swerve runs in, only to get a DEATH VALLEY BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Tag to Bowens and Bowens runs to SHINING WIZARD Swerve into a wheelbarrow from Caster! The Acclaimed coordinate, WHEELBARROW CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Swerve is still in this and Bowens is frustrated. Bowens pounds the mat and fans rally up as Swerve crawls to ropes.
Bowens has Swerve in the clinch, but the bad arm won’t let him lift! Swerve RAMS Bowens into Caster! And then the roll-up, TWO! Bowens and Swerve go to ropes, Swerve runs in but is put on the apron. Bowens runs and SHOTGUNS Swerve, but Keith keeps him from falling on the railing ramp! Keith pushes Swerve to safety, but Bowens GAMANGIRIS Keith! Caster goes up top, he CROSSBODIES Keith onto the railing!! The railing BENDS from the impact!! Fans lose their minds as the ref checks Keith and Caster! Bowens KICKS Swerve in the ropes, brings him out, DRAPING SIDEWINDER! Cover, TWO!!!
Swerve survives but it’s just him and Bowens while Caster clutches a leg and Keith is just down in the wreckage. Bowens runs to leap frog, but Swerve ducks it! Roll up, roll through, COMPLETE SHOT! Bowens is dazed and Swerve is seething. “Whose house?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” HOUSE CALL!! Cover, TWO!?!? Swerve is furious that Bowens survives! Swerve aims from the corner as Bowens sits back up. Swerve wants Bowens to see him this time, HOUSE CALL!! And then ANOTHER HOUSE CALL!!! Fans boo Swerve, but Bowens rises up again!? Bowens shouts at Swerve that he can’t stop him!
Swerve drags Bowens up with a fishhook, and then he wants the cameras to see this one. POINT-BLANK HOUSE CALL!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Swerve can’t believe Bowens survives a fourth shot! But Swerve drags Bowens to a drop zone, goes up top, but Bowens crawls over to the corner! Swerve CLUBS and BOOTS Bowens away, adjusts, and KILL- NO, Bowens avoids the stomps, to clinch and hit the ARRIVAL!! Tag to Caster and he’s up top! MIC DROP!!! Cover, Keith breaks it in time!! Caster is furious and he stomps Keith out of the ring. Caster calls to Bowens, they get Swerve up, and they coordinate, but the bad arm holds back Magic Killer!
Swerve KICKS Bowens away and suplexes Caster for a BRAINBUSTER!! Swerve crawls, he tags in Keith! Keith runs in to CLOBBER Caster! And again! Caster goes to a corner, Keith SPLASHES! Keith TOSSES Caster across the way! Bowens stands, Keith runs in to POUNCE him!! Fans boo as Keith hoists Caster up and Swerve goes up top! FALL FROM GLORY!!!! Cover, TWO!??!?! HOW?!?! No one can believe it but the fans are loving it!! Keith and Swerve try again, tag to Swerve. Pop-up, but Caster fights the bomb! He manages to tag Bowens! But Keith kicks Bowens, and SWINGS Cater into him! And then BOMBS Caster onto Bowens!
The Acclaimed both flop out of the ring, Swerve hurries over to TOSS Caster into the timekeeper’s area! Swerve grabs PLIERS!? He grabs Caster, too! Swerve drags Caster by his hand, but HERE COMES DADDY!! Billy won’t let Swerve break anymore fingers! But Swerve BOOTS Billy! The refs keep Billy away but fans are thunderous! Swerve hurries to bring Bowens up and into the ring. Swerve wants Keith to use the pliers!? Fans chant “NO! NO! NO!” but Keith throws the pliers away! Fans fire up as Keith takes a stand against Swerve! Swerve SLAPS Keith! Keith glares at Swerve as Swerve tells him this is about winning the belts!
As furious as he is at Swerve, Keith drags Bowens up instead. Keith pats Bowens on the back, and leaves the ring!! Swerve can’t believe Keith is giving up on the team, but Bowens rolls Swerve up! TWO!!! Bowens ELBOWS, JABS, CHOPS and SUPERKICKS! Bowens fires up, but swings into a wheelbarrow! But Bowens victory rolls it! TWO, tag to Caster! O’Conner Roll but it doesn’t count now! MISSILE DROPKICK! Caster shouts to Bowens and tags him back in! The Acclaimed get Swerve up, Bowens powers through the pain to stay up, and the Acclaimed an INVERTED POWERBOMB!! Cover, The Acclaimed wins!!
Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Keith did the right thing and left Swerve to face the consequences of his actions! Caster & Bowens continue on as champions, will we always have #AcclaimedEveryWednesday?
BREAKING NEWS for the Trios Championships!
After the controversial way Death Triangle retained the titles, Tony Khan has made a HUGE decision! It will now be a BEST OF SEVEN SERIES between Death Triangle & The Elite!! Tonight was just match number one, and match number two happens this Wednesday on the Thanksgiving Eve edition of Dynamite! Who will come out of this incredible series as THE TRUE AEW World Trios Champions?
AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley w/ William Regal VS MJF!
We saw this feud once before, back in 2020 and the pandemic empty arena era. But both men have changed quite a bit since then, and now the Maniac isn’t just facing the Salt of the Earth, he’s facing the Devil of AEW! Will Moxley prove Maxwell is NOT better than him? Or will MJF shock the world by doing this all on his own?
The introductions are made, and fans are already chanting, “NEW CHAMP! NEW CHAMP!” Well, Jersey does have its share of devils… Moxley and MJF flip each other off, the belt is raised, and we will see who is truly the best in the world today!
The bell rings and the two men step to each other. Moxley ROCKS MJF right away! MJF smirks and fans rally up. MJF comes back to get in Moxley’s face, and Moxley puts his hands back, daring him to respond. MJF SLAPS Moxley! MJF asks what Mox is gonna do about it, so Mox ROCKS him again! Then CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Moxley grinds MJF’s face on the ropes! Moxley CHOPS again, then BITES MJF’s forehead! The ref reprimands, Moxley DIGS his chin and scruffy beard into the forehead, but Moxley lets off as the ref counts. MJF kicks low and headlocks back. Moxley powers out but MJF ducks ‘n’ dodges, then fakes Moxley out to strut!
Fans fire up and MJF tells Moxley to kiss this. Moxley runs in, but MJF dumps him out! MJF builds speed, but then he keeps running back and forth, to then raise his hands. Fans cheer and MJF soaks it up, but Moxley gets in to CHOKE MJF into the corner! Moxley climbs up, BITES MJF again, then lets off at 4. Moxley flips off the fans, and he soaks up the boos that come back at him. But he turns around and MJF YANKS Moxley into buckles! MJF stomps a mudhole in and the ref counts again. MJF stops at 4 and “apologizes” to the ref. But then Moxley CLOBBERS him! Moxley lounges but fans tell him off.
Moxley stalks MJF to ropes, gives him crossface forearms from all sides, all the way until the ref counts 4. Moxley then kicks the rope to jam MJF’s face! MJF sputters, Moxley drags him up and X-PLEXES! MJF writhes but Moxley pushes him over to cover, ONE!! Moxley clamps onto the leg! Moxley pulls MJF’s hair and clamps on the STF! MJF endures, reaches out, but then he BITES Moxley’s hand! The ref counts, Moxley CLUBS MJF, and MJF lets off the hand. But then MFJ CHOPS and forearms and forearm sand forearms! But Moxley RAMS MJF into the corner, DECKS him, then CHOPS him while he’s sitting down!
Moxley drags MJF up, reels him in again, and hits a FALCON ARROW, into an ARMBAR! MJF clasps hands, rolls it to a cover, TWO! Moxley keeps on the arm, he bends the fingers, and he uses his foot to break the grip! MJF flails to the ROPEBREAK! Moxley lets off and MJF goes to a corner. Moxley paces while fans boo, and Moxley runs in to clothesline in the corner! MJF flops down and fans boo more, but Moxley looms over MJF. MJF flips Moxley off, so Moxley bends the finger! Moxley stands MJF up to clothesline in the corner! MJF bails out, Moxley goes out the side, and Moxley grabs the belt. Moxley holds it up to rub it in the fans’ faces.
The ref reprimands Mox and confiscates the belt, but MJF SPITS MIST into Moxley’s eyes! Was it just water or something worse?! Either way, MJF fires off haymakers! Moxley hits back and he whips MJF into steel steps! Fans boo as Moxley paces around. Moxley gets in the ring and says it’s done. The ring count starts and Moxley lets it climb. MJF sits up at 5 of 10, crawls over to the ring, and slides in at 6. Moxley watches MJF slowly rise, and he fires off forearms in the corner! Moxley whips corner to corner hard, but MJF comes back to LARIAT! Both men are down and fans fire up again!
The standing count starts, Moxley and MJF slowly sit up, and Moxley stands at 4 of 10. MJF snarls and pounds the mat and fans rally. MJF stands at 5, both men storm up to each other, and MJF hits an atomic drop! Moxley swings but MJF ducks to CLAW Moxley’s back! Moxley winds up but MJF stomps Moxley’s foot! MJF JABS, JABS, JABS, over and over and over, then he DECKS Moxley! Fans fire up but Moxley staggers up. MJF bumps Moxley off buckles again and again and again, then puts some stank on the TENTH! Fans fire up with MJF as he goes to the far corner. MJF runs back in, but Moxley dodges!
Moxley kicks low but MJF fights the underhooks! MJF wrenches and WRINGS Moxley into buckles! Cover, TWO! MJF snarls and shouts and fans fire up again. MJF goes out and goes to the timekeeper’s area, and he grabs the belt. MJF gives it a kiss, sets it aside, and he brings the timekeeper’s table to ringside! MJF pounds the table and fans rally up again. MJF goes into the ring, but Moxley springs up to hit a CUTTER! Fans boo as Moxley swaggers around. Moxley drags MJF by double wristlocks, for DRAGON STOMPS! Fans boo more but Moxley says, “You want some more?” MJF kicks back from below but Moxley just stomps away even more!
MJF flounders away while Moxley takes a bow. Fans boo more but Moxley goes to MJF on the apron. Moxley aims finger guns at MJF, drags him up, and the table is nearby. MJF is dead weight but Moxley forces him to stand up. Moxley reels MJF in, but MJF fights free of the piledriver to throat chop! MJF scoops Moxley, for an APRON TOMBSTONE!! But MJF clutches his knee! MJF curses at the pain in his leg, but he crawls to cover, TWO!!! Moxley survives, but MJF says a bad knee won’t stop him! “This is MY time!” MJF fights through the pain and fans are thunderous for him as he goes back to the apron.
MJF hauls Moxley back up, but Moxley fights the lift. Moxley kicks the bad leg, reels MJF in, and he PILEDRIVERS through the table!!! Fans lose their minds as both men wipe out to the floor! The ref checks on both men while they’re down in the wreckage. Moxley sits up, drags himself into the ring, and the ring count begins. MJF is still down in the debris at 4 of 10. MJF stirs, crawls at 6, Moxley says this is it! MJF grabs at the apron at 8, and springs to life at 9.99!! MJF storms up on Moxley, into a PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, TWO!!! But Moxley has the bad leg to KICK away on it!
Fans boo as Moxley steps through, to FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK!! MJF endures, his shoulders are down, TWO as MJF sits back up! Moxley twists the foot, pushes up to put more torque on the leg, and MJF’s shoulders are down again! TWO!! MJF tells the ref to shut up and stop asking! MJF works to turn things over, but Moxley fights it off! Fans rally and MJF pushes through, but Moxley puts it back down! MJF beats his chest to get his heart pumping, and he TURNS IT OVER!! Now Moxley endures, and he gets the ROPEBREAK! The hold is undone and Moxley goes to the apron. MJF manages to stand and he hobbles over that way.
MJF HOTSHOTS Moxley, then reels him in for a HEATSEEKER!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives and MJF is fuming. MJF beats his bad leg into working as the fans rally up again. MJF drags Moxley up, puts him back through ropes, but Moxley shoves him away! MJF lands on the bad knee! Moxley rushes in to CHOP BLOCK!! Fans boo but Moxley gets the bad leg. Moxley puts the leg on the rope to HIP DROP the knee! MJF begs Moxley not to, but Moxley HIP DROPS it again! Moxley stomps MJF to keep him down, he ignores the fans telling him off, and he climbs up top. But MJF trips Moxley up by hitting the ropes!
Fans cheer as MJF hops up the corner. MJF drags Moxley onto his shoulder, but Moxley fights that with fishhooks! Moxley throws down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans boo as Moxley makes MJF a ragdoll! Moxley then turns MJF around, hooks him up, and hits a SUPER DEATH RIDER!!!! Moxley crawls to the cover, ROPEBREAK!!!! MJF survives by a fingertip! Moxley grabs that arm, but MJF grabs the ropes with his other arm! Moxley lets off MJF reluctantly, and fans chant, “NEW CHAMP! NEW CHAMP!” Moxley gets up and dares MJF to stand. MJF doesn’t move so Moxley says, “C’mon, bitch.”
Moxley drags MJF but MJF is dead weight. Moxley shoves MJF down and tells off the fans. MJF crawls, Moxley drags him up, and Moxley eggs MJF on. Mox wants MJF to give him his best shot, so MJF SPITS at him! Moxley SLAPS MJF down! MJF is dazed and Moxley storms around. Moxley stands MJF up, and MJF throws a forearm! Moxley says that’s more like it, and he throws a forearm back! MJF forearms, Moxley forearms, repeat! They go faster and faster, but then Moxley kicks the bad leg! Moxley fires off forearm after forearm, then runs, but MJF yanks the ref in the way! Moxley and the ref collide and fall down!
Fans fire up as MJF smirks! MJF reaches down his tights, and he has the Dynamite Diamond Ring! But MJF did say he wasn’t going to use it. Was that a lie? Wait, Regal storms down to ringside! Regal tells MJF to not even think about it! Put the ring down or Regal will get in! MJF throws the ring down! And he flips Regal off! Fans cheer, but MJF walks into Moxley’s SLEEPER!! MJF runs up the corner to push this back! Cover, the spare ref counts it, TWO!! Moxley shoots around, SLEEPER!! But MJF RAMS Moxley into the spare ref!! Two refs down!! Regal can’t believe this, but he tells Moxley to get up.
MJF kicks Moxley in the leg, but Moxley shoots around! SLEEPER! And then takedown into the BULLY CHOKE! MJF is tapping, but there’s no ref to count it!! Regal shouts at Moxley to get one of the refs! Bryce is coming to, Moxley hurries that way, but Regal slides the brass knuckles to MJF?!?! WHAT?!? Fans are thunderous as MJF has the knuckles on! BRASS KNUCKLE SHOT to Moxley!!! MJF hides the knuckle dusters down his trunks, and the ref has no idea what happened!! MJF crawls to a cover, MJF WINS!!!
Winner: MJF, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Champion)
Well, to play Devil’s Advocate, MJF promised he wasn’t going to use his diamond ring. Instead, he uses the Gentleman Villain’s trademark brass knuckles!! And now, MJF has #PrettyPlatinum all to himself! And Jersey embraces it, because they’re all “Devil Worshippers!” Just as a fan sign says, the MJF Era begins tonight! What will this mean for AEW from here on out?
What an awesome Full Gear! It still has the usual AEW PPV con of just being so stuffed full, but the usual AEW PPV pro shines through: this was all great stuff. The Zero Hour was great, from Best Friends giving us Danhausen’s dark side to Eddie Kingston coming out on top in his dream match with Jun Akiyama. And of course, Starks wins against Brian Cage to then go on to the finals. The Steel Cage made a great opener, especially with AEW’s rule of escape not being a win. That makes it a hybrid of cage and Hell in a Cell, and what a great win for Jungle Boy. The only thing left would be him taking Christian Cage on, but given Christian’s arm is still in a sling, we may have to wait a long time for that. Maybe JB gets in on a singles title in the meantime.
The Trios Championship match was awesome, and was a great return for The Elite. But what a great surprise that Death Triangle sticks together by going more Heel with that sneaky hammer shot. The Best of Seven was a wild decision, too, but who would say no to six more matches as good as this one? Well, I probably would’ve gone with Best of Five, but this does help push things towards the New Year. And then whoever comes out as THE Trios Champions, they can get going on a great title feud towards Revolution in 2023. As it stands, I think The Elite win out in the end, or else why both with even a Best of Three?
Great TBS Championship match, and great Cheetara cosplay from Jade. Jade winning makes sense, too, she’s definitely getting to 50-0 before ever losing. The ROH World title Fatal 4 went as expected, where we saw Bryan and Claudio throw down despite being teammates, and getting to see Sammy have it out with Jericho, all for Jericho to win in the end. Jericho’s promo after makes it seem he’s okay with Sammy, but I can’t wait to see Sammy’s response. Also, awesome that we’re getting Jericho VS Ishii and Hager VS Cassidy on Wednesday for some big singles title matches. I would think the champions each retain, as both are on great runs.
Saraya winning was expected, but she did Britt a favor by hitting her with multiple finishers to make a point of Britt’s toughness. Britt and Rebel both helping Hayter out was also expected, but I did not think Hayter would win in the end. That is great for Hayter, but it makes me wonder where things are going with the “Interim” title then. Will they just drop the “Interim,” claiming Rosa’s recovery time is longer than expected? Another surprising win was Samoa Joe coming out the Double TV Champion after all. Now, Joe used opportunistic methods, but a win is a win. Maybe Wardlow goes for a rematch at ROH Final Battle, Winner Takes All?
Great stuff out of the No Holds Barred tag, which of course allowed Sonjay and Satnam to get involved. It didn’t change anything, Sting & Darby still win. I thought there was gonna be something here to push the feud along, but maybe we see that on Wednesday. Great tag title match, too, I think the best of all three because of the added story elements of Billy wanting after Swerve and Swerve wanting Keith to go Heel. Keith does not go Heel, the team is done, and now we’ll get Keith VS Swerve while The Acclaimed move on to any number of teams on the road to the New Year. FTR still has to settle up with Austin & Colten, so maybe after Final Battle, we build to New Years Smash, FTR VS Acclaimed.
And of course, what awesome stuff for the world title in the main event. Everyone was feeling it, everyone was wanting it, and this is one case where predictable is not boring. I loved seeing Regal slide that brass knuckle to MJF! MJF is like an Anti-Face because of how beloved he is despite doing Heel things. In a way, that makes him like this generation’s Eddie Guerrero, because we all loved Eddie being honest about how he’d lie, cheat and steal. MJF’s era as world champion is going to be really interesting, especially if Ethan Page wins the World Title Eliminator Tournament. It just makes sense in story for MJF to feud with The Firm, that would be another case where predictable isn’t boring.
My Score: 9.4/10
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
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (9/22/23)
A TWO HOUR RAMPAGE!
Rampage goes big for Grand Slam!
AEW doubles up on Rampage, and we see a massive Fatal 4 Way to determine #1 contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Championships!
- Darby Allin & Sting VS Christian Cage & Luchasaurus; Darby & Sting win.
- Mixed Six Match: Kris Statlander & OrangeHook VS Anna Jay, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker; Kris & OrangeHook win.
- ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Fatal 4 Way match: The Hardy Boyz VS The Righteous VS Best Friends VS The Kingdom; The Righteous win and will challenge MJF & Adam Cole for the titles at AEW WrestleDream.
- AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Dark Order; The Acclaimed & Billy win and retain the titles.
- Skye Blue VS Julia Hart w/ Brody King; Julia wins.
- Mike Santana VS Dirty Bulk Bronson; Santana wins.
- ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS The Hung Bucks; The Hung Bucks win and become the new ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions.
PLAY BY PLAY
Darby Allin & Sting w/ Nick Wayne VS Christian Cage & Luchasaurus!
The Relentless Icons won at All In London, but Captain Charisma’s complaint is that his Right Hand of Destruction was not his tag partner. Now that Christian and the TNT Champion are the legal men, will the result be different? Or will Darby be rolling into the “Triple Threat” title match tomorrow night on Collision?
Christian talks quick strategy with Luchasaurus, and they rush up to bait the Relentless Icons in! Christian ducks away from Sting but Darby gets right on Luchasaurus with a SLEEPER! Christian rushes in after all but Sting fires off on him first! Sting dribbles Christian off buckles! Luchasaurus pries free to THROW Darby! Sting TOSSES Christian out then pursues, and the bell finally rings. Luchasaurus runs at Darby but Darby dodges, Luchasaurus gets caught up on the ropes! Darby then runs to DROPKICK Luchasaurus down to the ramp! Sting sends Christian into steel steps while Darby DIVES into Luchasaurus!
Fans rally up as Darby stands Luchasaurus up, but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS him down! Christian fights back on Sting but Sting ROCKS Christian! But Luchasaurus POSTS Darby! Darby falls to the floor, Nick calls to Sting. They check Darby, he is still breathing but very dazed from that rough landing. Sting helps Darby up, Darby hobbles over, and Darby says he’s okay. Darby slides in at 6 of 10 but Luchasaurus drags him over. Tag to Christian and Christian stomps Darby down! Christian CHOPS Darby, stalks him along the way, then CLUBS him down! Christian stands on Darby’s neck at the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts.
Darby sputters, Christian drags him up, and tag to Luchasaurus. They mug Darby, and Luchasaurus CLUBS Darby down! Luchasaurus scoops to SLAM Darby down! Luchasaurus snarls, whips Darby hard into the corner, and then tags Christian. Christian says he, or Luchasaurus, will be TNT Champion, but fans boo. Christian taunts Sting, goes back to Darby, and Christian brings Darby around. But Darby fights back with forearms! Darby whips, Christian reverses but Darby springboards to COFFIN SPLASH! Both men are down, Luchasaurus rushes in to BLAST Sting! Christian anchors Darby’s leg, then tags Luchasaurus.
Rampage goes picture in picture as Luchasaurus stands on Darby’s head! Luchasaurus then stomps Darby, stalks him to ropes, and clamps on. Luchasaurus CHOPS, then scoops, then carries Darby around, for a SWINGING SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Darby hangs tough, but Luchasaurus brings him up. Christian tags in, they mug Darby more, and then Christian stands on Darby’s face! The ref counts, Christian steps off to snapmare Darby and neck wrench! Darby endures, but Christian claws his face! The ref reprimands, Christian lets off, and then sits Darby up just to claw his face again!
Darby fights up, throws elbows, then runs, but into an ELBOW! Rampage returns to single picture as Christian covers, TWO! Christian grows annoyed but he drags Darby up and tags Luchasaurus. They mug Darby more, and then Luchasaurus hauls Darby up. Darby pries the hand away from his throat, but Luchasaurus ROCKS him! Luchsasurus shakes out his hand, choke grips and JURASSIC- NO, Darby lands out! But Christian HOTSHOTS Darby! Into the JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM!! Cover, but Sting breaks it! Fans rally but Luchasaurus tags Christian. Christian goes up to DIVING FLOP as Darby moves!
Darby and Christian crawl as fans fire up! Both men stand, Darby sunset flips but Christian stays up! So Darby lets off, hot tag to Sting! Sting rallies on Christian! Fans fire up, Sting whips but Christian kicks back! Sting just beats his chest! SPINEBUSTER! Luchasaurus runs in but gets fast hands! Sting backs Luchasaurus down into the corner! Christian runs in but is send into Luchasaurus! Sting runs to STINGER SPLASH them both! SCORPION DEATH DROP on Christian! Darby fires off on Luchasaurus! Then feeds him to the dragon sleeper! Darby goes up, SCORPION COFFIN DROP COMBO!!
Christian stagger sup, into a SHOTGUN from Darby! Darby snarls, Sting SPLASHES Luchasaurus! The ref is distracted, Christian pokes Darby in the eyes! Christian chicken wings and turns Darby but Nick distracts him! Darby then rolls Christian up to jackknife bridge! The Relentless Icons win!!
Winners: Darby Allin & Sting, by pinfall
Fans cheer as the Prodigy of Rain City gets one over on Captain Charisma! But Christian glares at Nick. Will the jokes about Nick’s mom stop for something far more serious, and dangerous? Or will this all be a distraction in tomorrow night’s glorified handicap match?
Mixed Six Match: Kris Statlander & OrangeHook VS Anna Jay, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker w/ Jake Hager!
The Galaxy’s Greatest reunites with her best friend, as well as a new friend! Freshly Squeezed joins forces with the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, will their less talk more rock combination help Mama Kris put the Star of the Show, Daddy Magic and Cool Hand Ange to bed?
The trios sort out and the FTW Champion starts against Menard. The two circle as fans rally up, and Menard talks trash. “You wanna taste?! I don’t think so!” Then Menard tags in Parker! Parker and Hook circle, but then Parker tags Menard. Anna applauds, but Hook TOSSES Parker, then SAYANAGIS Menard! REDRUM!! Menard scrambles and tags to Anna! Hook obeys the rules and lets off of Menard, and also steps aside so Kris can step in. Fans fire up as the TBS Champion and Anna circle. Anna kicks low, but Kris blocks the whip! Then Kris hip tosses Anna away! Fans fire up as Kris flexes, but Anna dodges the splash to LEG LARIAT!
Anna wrenches and HOOK- NO, Kris blocks the kick to suplex! Kris holds Anna up and fans fire up, for the SLAM! Kris kips up and flexes again! Parker storms in, the ref steps him, but that’s a distraction so Hager can CLOBBER Cassidy! Kris gets distracted and Anna SUPERKICKS her down! Tag to Parker while Hook backs Hager down. But Menard CLOBBERS Hook now! And then Menard RAMS Hook into railing! Fans are torn as Menard drags Hook up to put in the ring. Parker drags Hook up to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Parker drags Hook back up to throw hands! Parker reels Hook in to hit a BIG back suplex!
Parker scuffs Hook, tags Menard, and they coordinate to BACKBREAKER and RUNNING KNEE! Cover, TWO! Fans are torn as Menard talks more trash, and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Menard stands Hook up, but Hook pushes him back to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Menard wobbles but he kicks back, and whips him hard into a corner! Hook falls and the former JAS soak up the heat. Menard stomps Hook, sucker punches Cassidy, then stomps Hook more! Menard drags Hook up to whip him hard into the ex-JAS corner. Tag to Parker, they stomp away on Hook, then soak up more heat. Parker scuffs Hook at the ropes, mocks Cassidy’s “devastating” kicks, then stands Hook up. Parker whips, then DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Hook hangs in there but Parker drags him up and reels him in. But Hook back drops him away!
parker hurries to drag Hook over and tags in Menard. Menard stomps Hook, kicks him around, then drags him up. Hook throws body shots, but Menard whips him hard into another corner! Menard drags Hook up again, CHOPS him against the ropes, then talks some trash. Menard CHOPS again, fires haymakers, but Hook hits back! And again! And again! But Menard SMACKS Hook down! Menard soaks up the cheers and jeers as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns as Menard & Parker double whip Hook, but Hook ducks the double clotheslines to DOUBLE LARIAT! Fans fire up as Hook hurries over, hot tag to Cassidy! New York goes nuts as Cassidy bumps Parker off buckles, bumps Menard off buckles, then repeat! Cassidy climbs up, takes aim, but both Menard & Parker turn around! So Cassidy hops down, to put his hands in his pockets! Cassidy dodges double clotheslines to then DOUBLE SHOTGUN! And kip up! Cassidy builds speed to then DIVE onto Hager! Payback on Big Hurt! Cassidy runs in, tilt-o-whirls but Menard blocks! Parker joins in, but Hook saves Cassidy from the double suplex!
Hook CLUBS Parker & Menard, helps Cassidy, but then Anna CLUBS #OrangeHook! Anna adds on, but then so does Kris! Kris & OrangeHook TRIPLE SUPLEX the ex-JAS!! Fans are thunderous and Cassidy throws off the elbow pad! ORANGE- NO, Parker gets under! Feed to the drop toehold, BOOYAH ELBOW! Cassidy gets a taste, but Hook hits a T-BONE on Parker! And a T-BONE on Menard! Fans fire up again as Hook T-BONES Parker onto Menard! Anna is furious, but the ref has to keep her back! Hager gets up to CLOBBER Hook!! Fans boo but Cassidy hits an ORANGE PUNCH on Hager!! Anna is still distracting, then she jumps on Cassidy! QUEENSLAYER!
But Kris pries Anna off Cassidy into an Electric Chair Lift! Anna freaks out, Cassidy intercepts Parker to feed to Hook’s REDRUM!! Kris SLAMS Anna down! Menard falls, ORANGE PUNCH for Parker!! Cover on Parker, OrangeHook & Kris win!
Winners: Kris Statlander & OrangeHook, by pinfall
A great win for the TBS Champion, the FTW Champion and Freshly Squeezed! Will this momentum carry them all through into WrestleDream?
It’s an all new QTV.
Harley Cameron asks if they wanna see her impersonation of a hot dog. Uh, sure. Harley just goes rigid. Huh. What does Joe Blow think? Uh- Johnny TV springs on the scene and says they must’ve had a great time in Montreal. Wait, Solo wasn’t invited to that. Oh, uh, that sucks. But let’s rrrroll the footage! Harley says this is awkward, but that only works when she asks for it. “RRRRRRROLL~ the footage, gov’nah!” Footage rolls of QT Marshall defending his title in Lutte Academie, the French Canadian wrestling indie. QT pounded that guy’s ass like a turkey! Oh, hey, nice sunglasses, Solo! Remember the handshake? Hecc yeah!
They do the shake, blast off, and then QT texts! He needs a tag partner for next week! Someone with fresh breath, long hair, and has known for a long time. Someone he can trust not matter what. Solo says that’s him! It has to be! No, bro, that’s Johnny! Gotta go, see you next week. Awkward… But will the combined powers of QT & Johnny be unstoppable?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
And he says that after Dynamite, this guy has a lot to answer for. Though, we already knew he was a snake in the grass. Ladies and gentlemen… Don Callis. Fans boo as the patriarch of the Don Callis Family walks out with “The Alpha,” Konosuke Takeshita and goes to the ring. Schiavone has to admit, Callis is many times a step ahead, and he is eating up how the fans all around the world just HATE him! Schiavone says Callis deserves all of it. Callis takes the mic and fans boo as he says just wants to say… “A few weeks ago, the wrestling world was abuzz! The wrestsling world was abuzz at my so-called pursuit of Chris Jericho.
“I didn’t end up with Jericho, but I ended up with the man I really wanted, the newest member of the Don Callis Family… SAMMY! GUEVARAAA~!” The fallen Spanish God makes his way out now, dressed to impress. Fans boo more as Sammy joins his “family” in the ring. Sammy soaks up all the heat, but Schiavone asks, “You actually call this man family?” Sammy says he can’t hear Schiavone, but that might be from all the booing. Sammy tells Don, “Believe it or not, I hated you. I hated you for a long time.
“I hated you almost as much as they hated you. And it’s because this whole time, I thought you were trying to rip apart my family. But really, you were just trying to show me I never really had one. Until now!” They hug and fans boo more. Sammy says why did he betray Jericho on Wednesday? The reason is because for the past four years, he has been holding Sammy back! Jericho has taken Sammy for granted, just like all the fans have! Fans boo more but Sammy says yeah, yeah, yeah. Last year, it was “F YOU SAMMY!” Earlier this year, it was “LET’S GO, SAMMY!” Well Sammy is done with such fickleness! He doesn’t need the fans!
Sammy is done trying to earn the fans’ love. He has a hot, hot wife, a beautiful baby girl and a fat bank account! Fans boo Sammy but Sammy says Jericho is DEAD to him, and never wants to see him again! But wait! Judas plays and fans fire up! Jericho is here, and he rushes the DCF! Jericho DECKS Konosuke, ROCKS Sammy, fires off on Konosuke again to TOSS him out, then he ROCKS Sammy! Sammy scurries away but Callis CLUBS Jericho! Jericho scowls at Callis and fans say Callis F’d up now! But Konosuke returns to SMACK Jericho with a chair! And again! And again! And again!!
Fans boo but then Sammy has Konosuke stop. Because Sammy takes the chair to SMACK Jericho now! And again! And again!! Sammy unleashes that resentment and rage! Konosuke drags Jericho up, Sammy helps, and Callis tells Jericho this is what he gets! Callis throws punches, but hurts his own hand! So he brings out the SCREWDRIVER!! Fans freak out, but here comes KENNY OMEGA!! The Cleaner is back, with a metal pipe!! Omega runs the DCF off and fans are thunderous! Jericho staggers up to his feet and he bumps into Kenny. Both men are on guard, but upon seeing who it is, Jericho cools off.
Omega drops the pipe, and he nods before leaving. Will Omega and Jericho see that the enemy of their enemy is truly a friend in the fight against the treacherous, disgusting and conniving Don Callis?
Rampage returns as Alex Marvez finds Kenny Omega.
Marvez says Omega and Jericho, in the same ring together, working together against Don Callis! Kenny stomps Marvez there. Do they really think Kenny did any of that for Jericho? That he cares about Jericho? This is bigger than Jericho! This is about Kenny taking care of Callis. But then Jericho walks over. Jericho tells Kenny that he says this once: he appreciates Kenny making that save, but he also knows the reason it happened. Just as Kenny was saying, this is not about them becoming friends. This entire company was based on the Omega VS Jericho rivalry. But now, something that Callis never thought would happen: Jericho and Omega are UNITED in taking Callis out!
The match Callis put together in Tokyo, it is now a nightmare come to life. And as far as Sammy goes, he is the real Judas. But so Jericho suggests they team up for real and take out the Don Callis Family, at WrestleDream! Omega tells Callis that he stabbed Omega in the back, betrayed his best friend in Jericho, and threatened someone Kenny loves in Kota Ibushi. That scar on Callis’ head that he blames on Omega, after they’re done with him, Callis will look like Freddy Krueger. WrestleDream, October 1st, will become a Wrestle Nightmare. DCF VS Jericho, Omega and Ibushi! Who you got?! They’ll be waiting.
ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Fatal 4 Way match: The Hardy Boyz VS The Righteous VS Best Friends VS The Kingdom!
All teams with history in ROH, all teams with history with the tag titles, but only one team gets to go on to their WrestleDream against MJF & Adam Cole. Will Matt & Jeff DELETE the competition? Will Dutch & Vincent bring about an Autumn Sunset? Will Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta get a shot at finally becoming champions? Or will Mike Bennett & Matt Taven go after the men that (emotionally) hurt Roderick Strong?
In this Fatal 4 Way, only two teams are legal at a time, so the ref calls for them to sort things out. But then tensions build between old rivals in Best Friends and The Kingdom, as well as new rivals in The Hardys and The Righteous. The ref can sense where this is going, and he rings the bell right as the brawl begins! Taven has Trent, Mike has Chuck, Dutch has Matt (Hardy) and Vinnie has Jeff! Then The Kingdom and Righteous put Best Friends and Hardys up top, fire off more hands with them, but then Best Friends and Hardys knock The Righteous and Kingdom down! Four corner V1! QUADRUPLE AX HANDLES!
The Hardys give thumbs up to Best Friends, and then Best Friends offer it. But the group hug is denied! Fans boo as The Hardys are sent outside, followed by Best Friends. Mike RAMS Chuck into railing, Dutch builds speed, but the KICK OF THE KING takes him down! Taven builds speed to FLY! He takes down The Righteous and Hardys! Trent gets in the ring and fans fire up! Trent builds speed, but Chuck stops him! They HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! The Best Friends then BLAST The Kingdom, and they DOUBLE TOPE to take everyone out! Fans are thunderous as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Best Friends put Taven in, Matt Hardy is after him, and he ROCKS Taven with a forearm. And another! Taven drops to a knee, Hardy bumps him off buckles! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” The ref counts, Hardy finishes up, and fans rally. Hardy drags Taven up, brings him around, tag to Jeff. The Hardys double whip, then double ELBOW, and then FIST DROP SENTON COMBO! Cover, TWO! Jeff drags Taven up, snapmares, and basement dropkicks! But then Chuck tags in off Jeff! Tag to Trent and Best Friends get Taven up. Forearm and SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! Mike shouts at Trent but Trent keeps his focus on Taven.
Trent runs in at the corner to BACK ELBOW! Then Trent keeps moving, but Taven ducks and sends Trent out! Mike YANKS Trent down to BOSTON BAYONET! Mike mocks Jeff’s dance moves, but then backs off as the Hardys step to him. Taven then CLOBBERS Trent! Taven puts Trent in the ring, stalks him, and keeps him from Chuck. Trent anchors a leg, tags Mike, and Mike CLAWS Trent’s eyes! The ref reprimands but Mike again mocks Jeff. Mike drags Trent up, bumps him off buckles, and CHOPS him down! Mike then BOOTS Trent, stands him back up, and snap suplexes! Cover, TWO! Trent hangs tough but Mike tags Taven.
The Kingdom gets Trent up, feed to a BOOT, then a FOREARM, then Taven goes up. Trent ducks and the MISSILE DROPKICK hits Mike! Taven panics, apologizes, and Rampage returns to single picture. The Kingdom keeps Trent from Chuck! Then they DECK Chuck! Trent BOOTS Mike, dodges Taven and TORNADO DDTS! Fans fire up while Trent and Taven are down. Vinnie reaches out to tag off his old enemy, and Hardy tags off Trent. Hardy rallies on Vinnie, then hits a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, ONE!! Tag to Jeff, the Hardys whip Vinnie to BOOT, JAWBREAKER, and then NECKBREAKER! Jeff SPLASHES down, covers, TWO!
Jeff wrenches to CLUB Vinnie’s arm. Tag to Matt, they mug Vinnie, and then double whip. Dutch runs in but is sent into Vinnie! Matt sets up, Jeff runs, POETRY IN MOTION! Matt tags Jeff back in, and Jeff hits an atomic drop, then the leg splitting leg drop! Basement dropkick to add on! And an elbow drop! Cover, Dutch breaks it! Jeff kicks Dutch but no Twist yet! BOSS MAN SLAM! Taven ENZIGURIS Dutch! Vinnie ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl and RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Mike whips Vinnie but Vinnie BOOTS! Vinnie ROCKS Mike, feeds him to a BOSS MAN SLAM! Matt Hardy runs in but into a BOSS MAN SLAM!!
Chuck sneaks a tag off Jeff Hardy, Trent BUSAIKU KNEES Vinnie! Trent runs but Dutch catches him! Trent slips free of the Boss Man Slam to feed Dutch to a SEXY CHUCKY KNEE! Then a GERMAN SUPLEX! Taven runs in to BOOT Trent! “That’s for Adam Cole, ya dummy!” But Taven turns around into a SUPERKICK from Chuck! Chuck drags Taven up, wrenches, but Mike stops Sole Food! Taven distracts the ref, Mike PUNCHES CHUCK IN THE WIENER!! Mike reels Chuck in, Taven goes up, HAIL MARY!! Cover, TRENT BREAKS IT! Fans fire up as Jeff tags in off Taven! Taven is furious but Jeff gives Chuck a TWIST OF FATE!
Jeff throws his shirt off! Jeff goes up a corner, but Vinnie tags in off Jeff! SWANTON BOMB on Chuck, but Dutch drags Jeff out! Vinnie SWANTON BOMBS!! Cover, The Righteous win!!
Winners: The Righteous, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Championships)
Fans don’t like it, but Vinnie snipes this one, and now he and Dutch will face MJF & Cole in Seattle! Will The Righteous expose the false friendship for what it is? Or will the brochachos continue to prove they are Better Than You Baybay?
Wait, Taven RAMS Trent into railing! He is furious that he and Mike lost! Mike CHOKES Chuck with a chair! Taven SMACKS Trent with a chair! They are violating their PSAs about neck health by endangering the neck health of Best Friends! Mike SMACKS Chuck off a chair! Fans boo while The Kingdom storms off, what will it take for the OGK to finally get back to the ROH World Tag titles?
Mike Santana speaks.
“Now it’s time for you to understand what this all truly means to me. Going away for this injury was the easy part. Handling what goes on in here (the heart) and up here (the mind) was the hard part. That was the true test. I spent 30 DAYS staring out a treatment center window, wondering just where my life went. And I realized I’ve survived way too damn much to just piss it all away. And here I am, for the world to see. And I’m hungrier than ever. Everybody is food. You get in between me and my money, I will put you down. You get in between me and feeding my daughter, I put you down.
“And realize this: Whether it’s here, whether it’s anywhere, I’m gonna get mine. If you don’t like it, you fight me or fire me! But you have two options: Either get down, or lay down.” There is a fire raging inside Mike Santana, will he use it to blaze a trail to the top of the mountain?
AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Dark Order!
While everyone loves the diss tracks and the scissor fingers and the bright colors, it would seem Evil Uno, Alex Reynolds & John Silver would have us believe Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass are the bad guys in all this. But if they’re the heroes of this story, does that mean the Dark Order will prevail? Or will they fail to end the Scissoring World Tour?
But speaking of a diss track…! “Acclaimed on the mic, and it sounds so pretty. Damn it feels good to be in New York City! Oh my God, the Dark Order! The number one cure for a sleep disorder! The group is smaller than I remember. Now we gotta fight against the three worst members! And we beat you down proper. Have all y’all laid up like Aaron Rodgers.” Ouch… But Bowens takes the mic to shout, “NEW YOOORK CITAAAAY~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass~!” And he does! But will those scissors cut down The Dark Order before they ever rebuild?
The trios sort out and Caster starts against Reynolds. The fans rally up and sing “OH~ Scissor Me Daddy~!” Caster and Reynolds circle, tie up, and go around. Reynolds waistlocks, throws Caster down, then pulls on an ear to get a headlock. Caster fights up, throws body shots, and then headlocks back. Reynolds powers up and out, but Caster runs him over! Caster says “SUCK IT!” then runs, but Reynolds hurdles. Caster BACKHANDS Reynolds! And says “SUCK IT!” again! Reynolds runs in, but into an arm-drag! Caster keeps on the armlock but Reynolds fights up. Reynolds puts Caster in the corner and Silver tags in.
Uno pulls Caster’s hair to keep him in the corner, the reprimands, but Silver & Reynolds mug Caster! The ref counts, Silver lets off to say “I’m freakin’ jacked, baby!” But Caster fights back and RAMS Silver into the corner! Tag to Bowens and he kicks Silver. Silver shoves Bowens but Bowens fires off haymaker after haymaker after haymaker! Self-scissor and Bowens DECKS Silver! “EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed!” Tag to Billy, he and Bowens double whip to double ELBOW! They wind up, and scissor before the ELBOW DROP! Billy then scoops to SLAM Silver! Tag to Caster, they hold Silver open as Bowens goes up!
SCISSOR ME- NO, Reynolds HOTSHOTS Bowens down! Uno DECKS Billy, BOOTS Caster, and then Reynolds RAMS Bowens into railing! Uno drags Billy out to POST him! Silver STRADDLE ATTACKS then GERMAN SUPLEXES Caster! Bridging cover, TWO! The Dark Order regroup, to mock the scissor fingers! Fans boo but Silver looms over Caster. Silver bumps Caster off buckles as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Silver tags Reynolds, they mug Caster, then Reynolds brings Caster around for a snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Caster hangs tough but Reynolds grinds his forearm into Caster’s face! The ref reprimands, Reynolds lets off at 4, then he tags Uno. Reynolds bumps Caster of Uno’s boot, then Uno CHOPS Caster! Uno scoops to BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Uno argues with the ref, but then drags Caster back up. Uno brings Caster around, but Caster fights his way towards his corner! Caster reaches out but Uno turns him for a NECKBREAKER! Uno drags Caster up as Rampage returns to single picture, and bumps him off more buckles.
Uno tags Silver, and Silver snapmares Caster. Silver KICKS Caster in the chest! Silver taunts Bowens & Billy, but backs off to then drag Caster up. Silver KICKS Caster down, then he taunts Bowens & Billy again. Silver stands Caster up but Caster throws hands! But Silver gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Caster ends up in the Dark Order corner and Uno tags in. Uno stomps a mudhole into Caster, but lets off as the ref counts. Uno gets in the ref’s face, and that allows Silver to CHOKE Caster! Fans boo but Uno drags Caster up. Fans rally but Reynolds tags in, the Dark Order mugs Caster. Silver says Dark Order freakin’ rules!
Reynolds CLUBS Caster, stands on his face, and says the Dark Order claw is a real hand sign! Reynolds stomps Caster, drags him up, and then bumps him off buckles. Tag to Uno, and Uno CHOPS Caster! Tag back to Reynolds, and Uno keeps Caster stuck so Reynolds can run and ELBOW! Uno SPLASHES, then short arm LARIATS! Reynolds covers, TWO! Fans rally for Caster as he crawls, but Reynolds intercepts to scissor finger with him! Then Reynolds sucker punches Bowens! The ref keeps Billy back, but then Caster back drops! Reynolds sunset flips but Caster sits on it, TWO! Reynolds hurries up, but Caster hot tags Billy!
Fans fire up as Daddy Ass starts whooping some ass! Billy TOSSES Uno, TOSSES Silver, then back drops Reynolds! Fans fire up more as Billy says “SUCK IT!” FAMOU- NO, Reynolds sips out to ROLLING ELBOW! Billy drops to a knee and Reynolds shouts “Suck this, Billy!” Reynolds runs, but into a LARIAT! Tag to Bowens! Bowens drags Reynolds but Reynolds cradle counters! TWO!! Reynold swings but Bowens spins him for the Five Tool Strike Fest! SUPERKICK knocks Reynolds down! Fans fire up as Bowens tags Caster. The ARRIVAL, and then the MIC DROP! Cover, Silver shoves Bowens down to break it!
Silver BOOTS Bowens out, distracts the ref with the arguing, and Uno has a title belt! Uno aims, BELT SHOT on Caster!! Uno gets away with the evidence, Reynolds covers, TWO?!?! Caster survives and Uno is furious! But Billy CLOBBERS Uno! Silver CANNONBALLS Billy! Reynolds hauls Caster up, he and Silver start up the WOMBO COMBO! But Caste turns Stunner into FAMOUSER! Bowens POSTS Silver, crotch first! Bowens tags in and the Acclaimed get Reynolds up! Double trophy lift, into an ORANGE CRUSH!! Cover, Acclaimed win!!
Winners: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn, by pinfall (still AEW World Trios Champions)
The Dark Order showed their true colors with trying to cheat this one, and the Scissor World Tour continues! But will Uno, Reynolds & Silver try again? Or will Caster, Bowen s& Daddy Ass move on to bigger and better?
Skye Blue VS Julia Hart w/ Brody King!
Chicago Skye got a great Six Woman Tag win last night in ROH, but now she is back to fighting for herself. Will she be able to shine in the darkness? Or will the House always win?
The bell rings and the two stare down. Fans rally up as the hats come off, and then the two slowly circle. They approach but Julia dodges. Julia smirks but Skye rolls her eyes. They reset and Julia offers a handshake. Skye is wary, but she still accepts. And then Julia reels Skye in to whisper something to Skye? Skye gets mad but Julia SLAPS her first! Skye fires off forearms! Fans fire up but Julia shoves Skye. Skye blocks a kick to KNEE Julia! Skye runs up to reel Julia in, snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Skye drags Julia up and fireman’s carries, but Julia fights free to waistlock. They go to ropes but Skye turns O’Conner into a crossbody! Cover, TWO!
Skye hurries to smack Julia off buckles! Skye swaggers, runs corner to corner, but Julia trips her into buckles! And throws her down by her hair! Julia kicks Skye around, then rains down fists! Fans boo but Julia scowls, and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Julia stomps Skye around, CLUBS her down, then CLUBS her again! Julia clamps on a chinlock and she stretches Skye back. Skye endures, reaches out, so Julia throws her down. Julia stomps Skye, drags her up and bumps her off buckles. Julia SLAPS Skye, then CHOPS her! Skye flounders along the ropes but Julia brings her up to whip and CLOBBER her! Julia paces around while Skye writhes. Julia drags Skye up, CLUBS her, then stomps her down. Julia scuffs Skye around, drags her up and SLAPS her again! Skye flounders to a corner, but Julia fires off forearms! Julia digs her boots in but lets off as the ref counts.
Skye sputters but Julia stands her up. Julia whips Skye corner to corner hard, then runs in, only to get buckles! Skye schoolgirl bridges, TWO! Julia KICKS Skye down! And CLUBS her! Julia chinlocks to grind Skye down to the mat, but Skye endures as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and Skye SLAPS Julia! Julia SLAPS back! Skye fires off forearms! Fans fire up with Skye, then she whips. Julia holds ropes but Skye SHINING WIZARDS! Snapmare and then SUPER- NO, Julia blocks the kick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Cover, TWO! Julia hangs tough but fans rally up. Skye goes to the corner and she climbs up. Julia staggers, and she trips Skye! Julia goes up to throw hands but Skye hits back! Julia CLUBS Skye but Skye ROCKS Julia! Julia sits on the ropes but she fights with forearms! Skye ROCKS Julia again and Julia leans way back! But Julia sits up, SPIDER SUPERPLEX!
Fans fire up as Julia hangs upside-down like a bat! Then she hops down to MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Julia grows frustrated but Brody says to end this! But Skye covers! TWO, Julia has the ghost pin, TWO! Skye full nelsons but Julia powers out to ROCK Skye! And SUPERKICK! Julia runs to BLINDSIDER! “The House always wins.” HARTLESS!! Skye taps, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by submission
Julia is undefeated on the year, but she isn’t done! She puts Skye back into HARTLESS!! Skye taps more, the ref reprimands, but Julia makes her suffer! Wait! Here comes Willow Nightingale! The Babe with the Power is Skye’s friend, and she makes the save! Julia scurries away to hide behind Brody. Julia wags her finger and has a sinister little smile. Is the Lady of the House going to target the 2023 Queen of Harts?
Bullet Club Gold speaks.
Colten Gunn busts out the Espanol, bringing up how tomorrow night on Collision, Jay White is going to wrestle Andrade. Austin says you gotta roll those R’s more. It’s “Andrrrade El Idolo~!” Juice shows off his “rrrrrr~~” and then Jay White walks over. He loves it when you get Juice purring. But no, boys, it is Andrrrade El Iiidolooo~! Oooh~! But see, the thing is, White is familiar with Andrade. A world class athlete who has traveled the world over. But White knows Andrade. They met in 2015 in Japan. Andrade didn’t know White, probably doesn’t even remember, but why would he?
But Andrade knows him now as The Switchblade, Jay White. The WORLD knows Jay White, just like the world knows the Bang Bang Gang, Bullet Club Gold, #TopShelfGunns! And Andrade El Idolo, you want the world to know your name and ask for his name in the same breath as White’s. Well lucky for Andrade, tomorrow night on Collision, Michigan will know your name when Jay White BEATS Andrrrade El Idolo~! And then his moment in the spotlight ends with two words: ARMAS ARRRRRIBAAAA!! BCG is guaranteeing a “GOALLLL~!” but will they be the ones learning a thing or two?
Mike Santana VS Dirty Bulk Bronson w/ The Iron Savages!
We’ve heard the story and we’ve heard the warnings, but time to see it in action! Will the Bronx Boricua Badass burn down his beefy ‘n’ bulky opponent?
The bell rings and fans rally up as Santana circles with Bronson. Santana gets on the corner to soak up all the energy coming from the crowd. Then he ties up with Bronson, they go around, and Bronson puts Santana in a corner. Santana turns it around, the ref counts and Santana lets off, but Bronson ROCKS him! Bronson then storms up to fire off hands! Bronson bumps Santana off buckles, fires off haymakers, but the ref counts. Bronson says he’s gonna BUST~! But Santana CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Bronson kicks low, runs, but Santana BOOTS him! Santana waistlocks, Bronson switches but Santana bucks the O’Conner to roll and CUTTER!
Fans fire up and Santana aims from a corner now. Bronson stands, into the DISCUS LARIAT! Santana is all fired up and the fans are with him! Bronson bails out but Santana DIVES! Direct hit and down goes Bronson! Fans are thunderous as Santana puts Bronson in the ring. Santana goes corner to corner to CANNONBALL! Santana drags Bronson up, reels him in, and he underhooks to Canadian Rack, GUTBUSTER! Cover, Santana wins!
Winner: Mike Santana, by pinfall
A victorious return, but wait! Ortiz is on stage? Proud ‘n’ Powerful have parted ways, but now these two stand face to face. Ortiz says if Santana’s ready to talk, he’s ready to listen. Santana just walks past Ortiz so Ortiz says okay, if that’s how it is… Will PNP ever be a team again? Will they even reunite as friends?
Mark Henry welcomes us back to Rampage.
“Tonight, Swerve’s Mogul Embassy, and Hangman Adam Page & The Young Bucks now come to a head as the ROH Six Man Championships hang in the balance. Well, it looks like there’s been enough talk. It’s TIME for the main event!” Will Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona continue their reign of terror? Or will Matt, Nick & The Cowboy have these belts for a second time?
ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS The Hung Bucks!
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who is truly the elite trio!
The Code of Honor is upheld as this is an ROH sanctioned bout. Then the Embassy attacks! The Gates of Agony go after The Bucks while Cage is after Page! Kaun whips Matt and Liona whips Nick but the Bucks hold ropes! The Gates rush in but the Bucks dump them out! Fans fire up as the Bucks DOUBLE PLANHA and bring the Gates down! Hangman fires back on Cage with haymakers, then a ROLLING ELBOW into the DOUBLE DROPKICKS! Fans fire up as the Bucks slide and anchor Kaun, and then Hangman BOOTS Kaun down! The Bucks catch Kaun, bring him around to drape him out, and Hangman remembers this one!
Fans fire up as Hangman goes to the apron, to DRAPING SHOOTING STAR! Fans are thunderous and even Hangman is surprised he pulled it off. Nick PENALTY KCIKS Liona, RAMS into Cage, then slingshots to FACEBUSTER! Then cartwheel MOONSAULT for LIona! Slingshot DESTROYER for Cage! Matt is up top, to MACHO ELBOW! Fans are thunderous as The Hung Bucks get in together. They sit Cage up, B T E- “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The Mogul himself is here! Hangman snarls at Swerve but Swerve and his fur coat stay on stage. Nana does his dance, though!
Hangman steps out to the ramp to stare Swerve down but Swerve just blows him a kiss. The Gates CLOBBER The Bucks! Kaun & Lona get Matt up, Cage coordinates with them, ROCK-A-BYE BOMB!! Cover, Hangman breaks it in time! Liona TOSSES Hangman out, then Cage deadlift SUPERPLEXES Nick! The Gates fires each other up, then Kaun whips Liona in. Matt ELBOWS Liona away! Kaun runs in but into a BOOT! Matt goes up but Kaun kicks the legs out! DRAPING BACKSTABBER and then an ELBOW DROP from Liona! The Embassy roars while the fans boo, and Rampage goes picture in picture.
Kaun tags in to drag Matt up and ROCKS him in a corner! And CHOP! Kaun stalks Matt as he staggers away, then tags in Liona. The Gates mug Matt, Liona stomps a mudhole in then digs his foot into Matt’s throat! The ref counts, Liona lets off, and then Liona hauls Matt up to scoop. Liona puts Matt on ropes to throw KNEE after KNEE! The ref counts, Liona just fires off more and more, but he lets off at 4. Tag to Cage, Liona stomps Matt and then Cage drags him up. Cage bumps Matt off buckles, then UPPERCUTS! Matt hits back but Cage ROCKS him! Cage whips corner to corner, Matt bounces off buckles and into a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!
Cage drags Matt up, shoves him and ROCKS him in the back! Tag to Kaun, he shoves and ROCKS Matt in the back! Tag to Liona and the mugging continues! They stomp and stomp until Matt falls out of the ring! Liona tags Cage back in and Cage fetches Matt. Cage whips Matt hard into railing! Cage soaks up the heat, “Who betta!?” Cage puts Matt back in the ring, covers, TWO! Cage drags Matt into a chinlock and grinds him down. Matt endures, fights up, and throws body shots. But Cage KNEES Matt low! Cage then BLASTS Nick off the apron! The ref reprimands but Matt fights his way out of the Embassy corner!
Cage runs in but Matt sends him into Kaun, knocking Kaun off the apron! Cage keeps Matt from Hangman but Matt SUPERKICKS Liona! But Cage SPLASHES Matt in the corner! Cage hoists Matt up top, CLUBS him on the back, then climbs up after Matt. Cage again soaks up heat, but Matt fires punches and elbows in return! Rampage returns to single picture, Matt knocks Cage down! Cage is in the drop zone, fans rally up and Matt adjusts, to CROSSBODY The Gates! Matt then hurries in, dodges Cage, tag to Hangman! The Cowboy rallies on The Machine with haymakers! The fans fire up as Hangman whips but Cage reverses.
Hangman slides under, BOOTS, but Cage reels him in! GERMAN SUPLEX, but Hangman lands on his feet! Nana is freaking out but Kaun grabs Hangman! Cage runs in but Hangman BOOTS him! Hangman ROCKS Kaun, then triangle jump LARIATS Kaun down! Hangman keeps moving, and he triangle jump MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Cage hangs tough but fans rally with Hangman. Hangman goes to the apron, but the Gates anchor him! So the Bucks DOUBLE DIVE to take the Gates out! Hangman slingshots, but Cage catches him in Alabama position! WATER WHEEL DROP!! Cover, TWO!!
Fans are thunderous but Cage hauls Hangman up. Swerve is still stoic on the ramp, but Cage puts Hangman on the top rope. Cage goes up but fans rally for Cowboy Shid! Cage fireman’s carries, but Hangman flips it to a SUPER STEINER!! Cage staggers up, into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Kaun runs in, into a SUPERKICK! Liona runs in, into a SUPERKICK! Liona stays standing, and he roars, only to get DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Liona tumbles out, Matt gets Kaun up! The Bucks coordinate but Matt’s back holds him back. So Hangman scoops Kaun, Nick springboards, but Cage catches him! Cage deadlifts Nick to a fireman’s carry!
Kaun turns things around on Hangman to have a fireman’s carry, and then Liona returns to fireman’s carry Matt! The Embassy coordinate, SAMOAN DROP, AIR RAID CRASH and an F5 all at the same time!! Cover on Hangman, TWO?!? Hangman is still in this and fans are thunderous! The Embassy argues with the ref but Nana says to focus. The Embassy regroups, and Cage whips Kaun in to SPLASH! Liona sends Cage in to UPPERCUT! Kaun sends Liona in to clothesline! feed to Kaun’s full nelson, Cage picks Hangman up and Liona is up top, HAMMOCK SPLASH BOMB!! Cover, Nick SUPERKICKS it apart!!
The Gates swarm Nick and beat him down! They get him up, Cage coordinates with them again, but Nick flips up and out of the rock-a-bye! Nick SUPERKICKS Cage while Matt SUPERKICKS Liona! Kaun gets a SUPERKICK! The Gates stay up!? They DOUBLE LARIAT The Bucks! But Hangman DOUBLE BUCK SHOTS The Gates!! Cage swings, misses, Hangman Alabama Lifts to DEADEYE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Cage survives but Hangman doesn’t worry, he just reloads on the apron. But Swerve is approaching. Hangman slingshots, Cage dodges, and Swerve is now face to face with Hangman. Hangman turns around into a DISCUS!!
Cage gets Hangman up, DRILL- VICTORY ROLL!! THE HUNG BUCKS WIN!!!
Winners: The Hung Bucks, by pinfall (NEW ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions)
The Elite wins big, but Hangman goes right back to glaring at Swerve! Pyro goes off to celebrate The Hung Bucks becoming TWO-TIME Six Man Tag Team Champions, having ended one of the most dominant trios in either AEW or ROH! But this doesn’t change what is coming. Hangman and Swerve will put pen to paper on Wednesday to make their WrestleDream match official. Will Swerve’s House have something waiting for the Cowboy in Colorado?
A great two hours for Rampage here, though I am not going to advocate for this being a regular thing. Great opening tag from Darby & Sting VS Christian & Luchasaurus, and I like that Nick Wayne costs Christian this match. Darby taking on Christian and Luchasaurus in that TNT Championship Triple Threat which will really is a handicap match could also be a way to hand the feud off to where Christian has matches with Nick Wayne over this “Your dad is dead, I will be a better dad” gimmick. Now I don’t know if that means Darby wins the title or not, but it feels more likely he loses since Christian and Luchasaurus are going to work together.
Great Mixed Six but of course Kris & OrangeHook win. This was the first outing of Cassidy & Hook as a team, so they weren’t going to lose, and certainly not to the former Jericho Appreciation Society. And while Hook is FTW Champion, this does feel like they’ll eventually make it to some tag title match so that Cassidy can add to his resume. Great Fatal 4 Tag, but The Righteous winning was a big surprise to me. I thought WrestleDream would be when they pull the trigger on The Kingdom VS MJF & Cole and that pushes things towards a brochacho break-up. Seems not, they might be saving that for Full Gear in LA. And Kingdom might bide their time with a feud with Best Friends.
Good promo from Callis and Sammy, and really good stuff with Jericho going after them all, and then Kenny making the save. I was a little confused as to where Kota Ibushi was supposed to come into this until Jericho made the challenge of a Six Man Tag a la All In London. But at the same time, it prompts the Don Callis Family to grow, as it should, and maybe Callis keeps it a surprise until WrestleDream. Really good promo from Mike Santana before he of course beat Bronson, and I really like that Ortiz appeared. People have been wondering how much shoot and how much work we’re seeing in their social media exchanges, but I would think this hints at it being more a worked shoot, playing off the tension that has perhaps already been resolved.
Really good AEW Trios title match, with Dark Order looking good in their new gear, white with purple highlights. But I figured The Acclaimed would retain, they’re not losing on TV. Good match from Skye VS Julia, and Julia winning was only a slight surprise given all the momentum Skye’s been building. But Willow making the save was good stuff, and I really do think we need someone to be feuding with Willow over her winning the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Should’ve been doing that the whole time, but whether it’s AEW or ROH, Tony Khan’s got the book and we’ve all talked about those issues.
And a great main event for the ROH World Six Man titles, but with how fast and furious the Hung Bucks were going at the start of the match, I really thought they were losing. Swerve showed up, he could’ve easily screwed Hung Bucks over, but he was putting it on Hangman to mess things up and that actually cost The Mogul Embassy. I was talking this whole time about how that kinda buries ROH, and unless The Hung Bucks show up on like next week’s ROH episode, I still hold to that. Adam Cole & MJF haven’t been on ROH TV even though they’re the tag champs, so it just makes ROH seem like an afterthought despite them constantly using the various ROH champions on AEW programming. And if The Hung Bucks beat the near unbeatable Embassy, who is even going to beat the Bucks without cheating so, so hard?
My Score: 8.9/10
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