The top two titles are on the line!
Tonight, both the NXT and NXT Women’s Championships are on the line as Bron Breakker takes on his largest opponent yet in Von Wagner, and Rose VS Fyre goes LAST WOMAN STANDING! Will the landscape change a month out from NXT Deadline?
- NXT Championship: Bron Breakker VS Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone; Bron wins and retains the title.
- Indus Sher VS George Cannon & Ariel Dominguez; Indus Sher wins.
- Apollo Crews VS JD McDonagh; Crews wins.
- Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen w/ Fallon Henley VS The Dyad w/ The Schism; The Dyad wins.
- Tatum Paxley w/ Ivy Nile VS Indi Hartwell; Indi wins.
- NXT Women’s Championship Last Woman Standing: Mandy Rose VS Alba Fyre; Rose wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
NXT Championship: Bron Breakker VS Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone!
The Big Booty Nephew has faced legends and peers but had the physical advantages of size and strength. That advantage now goes the other way against Vicious Von! Will that tip the scales and make this Wagner’s to win? Or can Bron break through against the odds once again?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Bron survives Wagner’s World!
The bell rings and Von throws STONE at Bron! Bron throws Stone away, but Von BOOTS Bron! Von throws hands on Bron in the corner! Then he bumps Bron off buckles! Von stomps a mudhole in, digs his knee in, but the ref counts. Von lets off at 4, and he stalks Bron to ropes. Von whips to ELBOW Bron down! Fans boo but Von talks smack on Bron. Von CHOKES Bron on the ropes but lets off as the ref counts. Fans rally for Bron but Von whips him to ropes. Bron slides under the boot and comes back to run Von over! Von gets up, into an EXPLODER! Fans bark as Bron whips Von and RANAS! Fans fire up with Bron while Von flounders!
Stone coaches Von up but Bron headlocks. Von endures and fights up, but he can’t power free. Fans rally but Von powers up and puts Bron on ropes. Von then steps over the ropes to HOTSHOT Bron! Von gets in to CLUB Bron, YANKS the arm, and runs Bron over! Von drags Bron up to run him over again! Von CLUBS Bron’s arm more, Stone coaches Von, and Von hammerlocks before the scoop and SLAM! Bron writhes and fans boo but Von doesn’t care. Von drags Bron up, snapmares him down and drops an elbow! Cover, TWO! Bron clutches his arm but he’s still in this. Von drags Bron up to CLUB the arm more.
Von whips Bron to ropes, but Bron turns that around into a suplex! Bron holds Von up and fans fire up before the SLAM! Bron kips up and fans bark. Bron headlocks, Von powers out but Bron ducks ‘n’ dodges and CLOBBERS Von! Fans fire up as Von goes to a corner. Bron barks at Von while NXT goes picture in picture.
Bron and Von stare down, but Von keeps cool. They reset, circle again, and tie up. VOn knees low! And CLUBS Bron down! Von CHOKES Bron on the ropes again, but lets off to then bend him back! The ref counts, Von lets off at 4, and Bron sputters. Stone talks trash and Von drags Bron up to YANK the arm again. Von wrangles Bron into a chinbar but Bron endures. Von keeps Bron down but Bron fights up, only for Von to wrangle him back down! Von keeps on the bad arm but Bron fights his way up. Von KNEES low, whips Bron to ropes, but Bron slips around to headlock and takeover! Von rolls it to a cover, ONE!
Bron grinds the hold, shifts around, then goes back to the headlock. Von headscissors back and holds tight! Bron endures, kips free, and he headlocks for another takeover. Von keeps his shoulders up, fights to his feet, and powers out. Von KNEES Bron down! Von then hauls Bron up to throw him with a headlock takeover. But Bron headscissors back! Bron holds tight, even as Von kicks around. Von reaches out with a leg but Bron shifts to facelock. Bron gator rolls Von from the ropes, then back the other way! Von stands up but Bron headlocks. Bron hits another takeover and NXT returns to single picture.
Fans rally for Bron, but Von fights his way back up. Von powers out, but Bron gets around again, only for Von to hit a BIG back suplex! Both men are down but Bron crawls his way out of the ring. Von goes out after Bron and RAMS him into the steel steps! Fans boo but Von pulls the steps apart. Stone says, “You do you, Von! You do you.” Von goes after Bron as fans boo more, and Von brings Bron over to choke grip, and CHOKE SLAM on the steps!! Bron writhes while fans lose their minds! Von then puts Bron in the ring and covers, TWO!! Bron survives, showing the toughness of a two-time NXT Champion!
Von snarls and Stone is furious, but Von drags Bron up into double underhooks! BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Von hauls Bron up again to scoop SLAM! Von drags Bron up a third time to POST HIM! Then he reels Bron in, for a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO!! Bron survives again and Von is fuming! Von looms over Bron, and drags him up into a BEARHUG! Bron endures as fans actually duel, “Let’s Go, Breakker!” “Let’s Go, Wagner!” Von drags Bron into a cobra clutch and thrashes him around! Bron endures, but Von throws him down. Stone wants the ref to call this but Bron crawls to the ropes.
Von storms up on Bron, hauls him up to the top rope, and throws haymakers! Von climbs up after Bron, but Bron blocks the suplex! Bron throws body shots, Von staggers away, and Bron FLYING LARIATS! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Stone panics as Von sits up in a daze. Von throws a haymaker but Bron counter punches! And again! Bron ducks ‘n’ dodges to start throwing big shoulder tackles! Bron dodges again, then catches Von’s leap for a SPINEBUSTER! Fans bark it up and Bron climbs up top. FLYING BULLDOG! Bron roars and fans fire up more! Bron goes to the corner, he runs in at Von, but into a fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!!!
Von and the fans can’t believe Bron survives! Stone throws off his jacket while Von gets in the ref’s face! Von argues the count but the ref says it was fair. Bron rises and brings down the straps! Stone tries to tell Von but Von shoves him down! Bron lifts Von! But Von slips off, fireman’s carries, but Bron slips off and SPEARS! Cover, Bron wins!
Winner: Bron Breakker, by pinfall (still NXT Champion)
Von was bigger, but Bron was still stronger! Bron’s beaten those more experienced, more sadistic and more massive than him, who will ever take this title from him?
Alba Fyre speaks.
“Mandy Rose, the only reason I stand here today without the NXT Women’s title is because of your two best friends. Now I’ve taken out Gigi Dolin and I’ve taken out Jacy Jayne. You don’t have the numbers anymore. All you have is this fire keeper burning a hole in your soul. Everything that you hold close to you will go up in flames, and your Toxic Empire will burn. Mandy, the fear you’re experiencing is real. And tonight, anything goes as I stand over you the Last Woman Standing, and NEW NXT Women’s Champion!” Will Fyre burn the Rose to a crisp to finally take that title from her?
Bron returns backstage.
He takes a seat with the title, only for JD McDonagh to walk over. “Congratulations, champ. You know you’re never going to be done with me, right?” JD then leaves before Bron can respond. Will the Irish Ace come back around to pick apart what’s left of Bron?
Zoey Stark goes to the ring.
She may not be NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion, but the Sin City Soldier doesn’t seem upset at all. But that’s because she beat down Nikkita Lyons, putting all the blame for losing on her! Stark gets the mic to say, “Oh, man, does my back feel so much lighter not having to carry Nikkita Lyons for another week. See let me tell you a story. Nine months ago, I was out on the shelf. I was on the shelf for nine MONTHS! And when I came back in July, I came in like a bat outta hell! I tore through 19 other women to earn an opportunity against Mandy Rose for the NXT Women’s Championship.
“And I was ready. Boy, was I ready. And then… I get called into a meeting. And in that meeting, everything changed. See, in this meeting, I was told they were gonna hold a tournament for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships, and they wanted me to team with Nikkita Lyons. You guys, they chose us over more established teams like Toxic Attraction or the champs, Kayden & Katana. I knew I was gonna have to do a lot of the heavy lifting, but that was fine, I took pride in knowing that we were going to represent NXT. But as we all know, we didn’t get to make it to that part, because after my match against Mandy Rose at Heatwave, I wasn’t medically cleared.
“As I was in the medical room, Nikkita Lyons, she walks in. She puts her hand on my shoulder, and she looks me dead in my eyes and tells me, ‘Zoey, it’s okay. Accidents happen. I’m not mad at you.'” Stark laughs! Lyons wasn’t mad at Stark? Stark is the weak link? NO! Stark didn’t get hurt during training or doing stupid TikTok videos! She got injured wrestling, working with one of the top, dominant females, one of the best champions ever in Mandy Rose! And what did Starks do when she returned again? She put Lyons on her back and carried her ass! Stark carried Lyons through training, the tape study, all of it!
And all Stark asked was that Lyons take a fraction of the work to lighten the load. But no. All Stark got was endless apologies instead of results! Stark was angry, but she’s not anymore. When she had the tag titles in her hands, which should’ve been hers, Stark knew exactly what she needed to do. And she did it: she CLOBBERED Lyons with them! Stark says she tried her hardest to help Lyons! And the new recruits, the new athletes! The more she helped, the more time she gave, the more they just clung and leeched off of her! Stark is done with that. She is tired of it! She tried to be part of the solution.
But now, Stark will be a huge part of the problem! Stark didn’t get famous posing on the beach, doing some stupid dance on social media, no! She did it all in the ring, busting her ass! For all of them clapping and cheering her on, “Screw you!” They are all the same people who go on social media and like those dance videos! They’re the same people who look at Lyons with all of her “assets,” and them dream about her all night. So just screw all of you! Fans boo but Stark says the way she sees it, NXT is no longer about the future. It’s about ZOEY STARK. And Stark is UNDENIABLE!! Stark is the hunter! And everyone in the back? They are the prey!
NXT checks in with Chase U.
Andre Chase is impressed by Thea Hail’s recent test results, she got it 100% right. Duke Hudson then walks in, as Chase wanted to meet with him. Yes, have a seat, Duke. Duke sits with Chase and Chase wants to know: Why did Duke throw in the towel? Did he want to see Chase lose? Well, that’s a good question, given Duke’s track record. But if Chase wants the truth, then the truth is… Duke saw Chase was in so much pain and he couldn’t stand to watch. Chase’s health is far more important than one wrestling match.
Chase is a fantastic teacher, but he knows nothing about quitting, he doesn’t know the meaning of the word! That is why Duke threw in the towel: so that Chase could live to fight another day. Imagine if Charlie Dempsey did permanent damage to Chase’s shoulder. If Chase goes down, Chase U goes down. If Chase is on the shelf, the entire school is on the shelf, so that is why Duke threw in the towel. If people want to say Duke cares too much about Chase U, that he bleeds black ‘n’ red, then guilty as charged! Chase says okay. But then in walks Thea. Chase wanted to go over a paper? Duke gives up his seat and takes his leave.
Thea says Duke’s kinda growing on her. Chase seems to agree. Will Duke Hudson prove he is the Ace of Chase U?
Apollo Crews finds Bron in the locker room.
Apollo reminds Bron that he’s back in NXT for one reason and one reason only: the NXT Championship. ANd Apollo knows Bron is sore and tired, but just watch what Apollo does. Where one challenge ends, the next begins. Later, champ. Bron’s challengers clash later on, who comes out as the #1 contender?
Indus Sher VS George Cannon & Ariel Dominguez!
Veer & Sanga have reunited, and they look to start where they left off! Will these tigers tear apart the NXT Tag Team Division until they are the kings of the jungle?
The teams sort out and Sanga starts against George. They tie up, and Sanga SLAMS George down! Sanga drags George up to SLAM him down again! And then Sanga scoops George to LAWN DART HOTSHOT! Sanga waits on George to stand, then he full nelson SLAMS him down! Tag to Veer, Sanga stands George up, and they SANDWICH him! George sputters, Veer stands on his foot to keep him from getting away! Veer then RAMS him into the corner! Veer dares Ariel Dominguez to tag in! Fans say “NO! NO! NO!” but Veer makes him tag George! Veer then TOSSES this guy across the ring! Fans are stunned seeing that!
Veer looms over Ariel and hauls him up. Ariel SLAPS Veer, but that was a mistake. Veer RAMS Ariel into his chest! Then he tags Sanga, and they SANDWICH Ariel! Sanga smirks as he drags Ariel up with one arm, and SLAMS him! Sanga then drags Ariel up again, scoops with one arm again, and SLAMS him again! Tag back to Veer, and Veer drags Ariel around. LEAPING ELBOW DROP! Veer tags Sanga back in because they’re still not done! They drag George up, Sanga runs as Veer holds him up, DRAPING BOOT!! Ariel is in a corner, Sanga SPLASHES him! Sanga drags Ariel over, tags in Veer, and Indus Sher coordinate.
Veer goes up, Sanga scoops, FLYING LEG DROP SIDEWALK SLAM!! Cover, Indus Sher wins!
Winners: Indus Sher, by pinfall
The tigers toyed with their prey, but they feasted on every last bit of them! They then get the mics to say, ‘Creed Brothers. We have a great respect for you. The NXT Universe has a great respect for you. But they don’t respect us!” In India, they are celebrities. Here in America, they are not appreciated. Sanga & Veer no longer stand for it! The only way to gain respect is by destroying the Creeds! And unfortunately for you, Julius & Brutus, that is what Indus Sher will do to you!
The Creed Brothers are watching backstage.
Julius says, “Respect? After these dudes jumped us? They’re delusional! We’re going to maul ’em.” Brutus says Indus Sher did just maul their opponents, but if they’re trying to make a name of Diamond Mine… Julius says if they wanna hit the Creeds, the Creeds will hit harder. Step up, get thrown down! Ivy Nile & Tatum Paxley walk in. Ivy says not to sweat Indus Sher. Diamond Mine is finally past Damon Kemp, the reason they’re not the tag team champions. Time to circle back. Just worry about Pretty Deadly. Yeah, but Indus Sher is calling them out! This isn’t something they can just let go unchecked. They started it, too.
Ivy won’t argue, she has to go help Tatum prepare. But if it were her, this is the wrong fight. Ivy & Tatum head out, the Creeds say that if they’re to go after Pretty Deadly, they gotta handle Indus Sher first. Will the Creeds be able to withstand the might of Sanga & Veer?
Backstage interview with Wendy Choo.
McKenzie Mitchell brings up Cora Jade’s comments aimed at Wendy, so what is Wendy’s response? “Cora Jade is always going to be a salty and petulant child. She’s never gonna change. She said some things about me last week that just aren’t true. But she did say some things about me that I haven’t heard since high school. She’s trying to open old wounds. The fact is, I am a little wacky. I just like to be fun and not so serious. So Cora and anyone else who disagrees just need to take a long hard look in the mirror. But in Cora’s case, I want her to wait a week, because I want her to look at herself in the mirror after I give her two black eyes.”
The Queen of Comfort looks to play rough with #GenerationJade, will Choo humble Cora herself?
Apollo Crews VS JD McDonagh!
Both men have said their piece to Bron Breakker, but now they must back it all up with actions. Will Apollo’s vision of the future come true? Or will the Irish Ace trump all that to get another shot?
NXT returns as Crews makes his entrance. The bell rings and Crews circles with JD. They tie up, Crews waistlocks and SLAMS JD! JD slips out of the facelock to get an arm but Crews slips through to wrench back. They switch, JD headlocks for a takeover but Crews rolls to a cover, ONE! Fans applaud that opening exchange as the two reset. They feel things out, knuckle lock, and then JD kicks low! JD CLUBS Crews, has him in a corner, and whips him corner to corner. Crews goes up and over and handsprings to then arm-drag! Crews has the armlock but JD endures. JD moves around, stands up and whips, but Crews slides under.
Crews headlocks, JD powers out, but Crews RAMS JD. Crews runs again, but into JD’s arm-drag! JD armlocks but Crews kips up, only to run into another arm-drag! JD tries again but Crews headscissors. JD kips free, and he fakes out the takeover to drop an elbow on Crews! Fans applaud this exchange, and JD drags Crews up. JD CHOPS and stomps and punches Crews to a corner. JD stomps a mudhole then digs his boot in, but lets off as the ref counts 4. Fans boo JD, but Apollo CHOPS him back! And CHOPS! JD ducks a chop but Crews DECKS him with a right! Crews whips JD corner to corner, then back drops JD on the rebound!
Fans fire up and JD wants mercy! But then he kicks! Crews blocks it and spins JD to then duck, dodge and CLOBBER JD! JD flounders right out of the ring! Crews pursues but JD leads him on a cat ‘n’ mouse. They get in the ring but then JD slips right out, only for Crews to moonsault away! Crews blocks the Penalty Kick to YANK JD off the apron! Crews cradles JD, to then SLAM him on the announce desk! JD writhes and Crews flexes as NXT goes to break.
NXT returns again and JD has a SLEEPER on Crews! But Crews climbs a corner?! For a SUPER BACKPACK SENTON! Crews is free, but JD rises again! JD has the SLEEPER back on!! Fans fire up and rally as Crews hurries to his feet again! Crews powers free, and he puts a SLEEPER on JD! But JD hits as BIG back suplex! Fans fire up while both men are down! Crews and JD stir, and Crews crawls to the ropes. JD goes to the other side, he runs in, but Crews TOSSES JD up and out! JD hits the floor, Crews goes out and MOONSAULTS! Fans fire up as Crews knocks JD down again! Crews hurries to put JD in the ring as fans chant for “NXT! NXT!”
Crews dodges JD’s haymaker to mule kick and run for a BOOT! And a LARIAT! JD sits up in a daze, Crews takes aim from a corner. JD flounders to a corner, Crews runs in and SPLASHES! JD is down again but Crews goes right up! Crews SENTONS but has to roll through! JD gets up, into a BOOT! Crews underhooks and lifts, TIGER BOMB! Then a deadlift to a SIT-OUT BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! JD survives and fans fire up as this one continues! Crews drags JD up, fireman’s carries and then puts JD up top. Crews climbs up after JD, but JD throws hands! They brawl up top, Crews gets the edge, and he tries again.
Crews goes to the very top, but JD slips out to trip Crews up! JD puts Crews in the Tree of Woe to CLUB him down out of it! Fans duel and JD stomps Crews down. JD drags Crews up, CHOPS him, then whips corner to corner. Crews reverses but JD tumbles up and around! JD flops to the apron, but he DUMPS Crews out! JD aims to PENALTY KICK! A glancing blow, but then JD ASAI MOONSAULTS! Direct hit as JD proves he can fly like Crews! JD puts Crews in the ring now, catches his breath, then snarls as he goes up a corner. But Crews springs up after him! SUPER OLYMPIC SLAM!! Fans are thunderous as both men are down!
Fans rally up as JD and Crews stir. A standing count starts, and reaches 5 of 10 as JD and Crews sit up. The count is 7, but both men stand at 9! Crews CHOPS! JD CHOPS back! Crews CHOPS, ROCKS and facelocks to suplex! JD knees free and cradles! TWO!! Crews has it, TWO!! JD has it back, TWO!! Crews has it again, TWO!! Crews ducks ‘n’ dodges, but into a SPANISH FLY!! Fans are thunderous again and JD drags Crews right up, but Crews KNEES! JD HEADBUTS! Ripcord, but Crews sunset flips! And deadlifts, but JD SUNSET BOMBS! Cover, TWO!!! Crews escapes and no one can believe it!
“This is Awesome!” as JD rises again. JD goes to a corner, he grits his teeth and he aims at Crews. Crews slowly rises, rushes in, but JD slips out! JD HOTSHOTS Crews down, goes up top again, to MOONSAULT! But he has to roll through as Crews dodges! Crews hits a MILE HIGH SPINEBUSTER!! Cover, Crews WINS!
Winner: Apollo Crews, by pinfall
The Irish Ace went all in but went bust! Apollo looks like the frontrunner going after Bron’s title, and Bron appears to stare him down! Will NXT soon be under Crews’ control?
Backstage interview with Mandy Rose.
Tonight’s NXT Women’s Championship match is under a Last Woman Standing match, but Fyre- Rose stops McKenzie there, we all heard what Fyre said. But the world needs to listen to Mandy now. “For the last year, I have heard every prediction in the book. Mandy’s not ready, the stage is too big, Mandy can’t wrestle, she’s outmatched. Oh, the best one: She can’t carry this title. Every flash in the pan, flavor of the month, one hit wonder, international ranker, and every cliché you can think of that has been thought of and promoted as the woman who could beat me. Well here I stand, still as your NXT Women’s Champion.
“And not because you’re looking at a cliché, but because you’re looking at a one in a BILLION superstar! Listen, I know Alba Fyre is gonna bring it tonight. But with or without my girls, this title is staying with me. Because after tonight, I will be the Last Woman Standing. You can get outta here.” McKenzie leaves, but will the Toxic Goddess make her promise a reality?
Backstage interview with Javier Bernal.
McKenzie says Javier requested this time to speak, what’s on his mind? He has a lot on his mind! He knows he’s the new kid on the block, but he’s learned that he can’t wait for opportunities to come to him. no no, he is going to seize them. So instead of people telling him who he is facing, he’s going to be the one to issue a challenge. Who will it be? The guy Javier’s going to face, the guy who will bring out the best in him and really push him: Axiom! Axiom is a hell of a competitor, so- Wait, Axiom? Yes. Didn’t he see what happened last week? Axiom isn’t medically cleared to compete.
Well who is McKenzie to doubt Axiom? He’s a professional! You can sell him short but- NO one disagrees, Javier, but Axiom is hurt. Well, okay, fine. Then maybe the former NXT UK Champion, Ilja Dragunov! Big Body Javi VS The Mad Russian! They’ll tear the house down! They’ll build it up and t- No, he’s also injured, back in Germany rehabbing. Well, if Big Body Javi challenged him, he’d go back to German, too. Ok, let’s get serious. Javi wants someone from Gallus! Let’s see how rough and tough you boys are! McKenzie can even pick one of them! Uh, Gallus is still suspended. Doesn’t he know that?
Javi sighs. Well here is what he knows. McKenzie is part of the problem! She’s holding back one of the greatest NXT superstars from unlocking his potential! That’s just to right. Javi heads out, but it sounds like Javi has his wires crossed. Will he actually step up and challenge someone he knows can fight back?
Booker T is in the ring.
“What up~? Guys, I’m so excited because next week, we have a match for the NXT North American Championship! At this time, I give you the challenger. He is flanked by Trick Williams. He is a two-time North American Champion. Give it up for Carmelo Hayes!” Hayes comes out in a deep purple suit, Trick by his side, and he goes to the ring. Booker continues to say, “And without any further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I give you the NXT North American Champion, Wes Lee!” The Must-See Kid makes his way out now, and everyone takes their seats at the table.
Booker says he is excited. But first, he must say, he’s a fan of both of them. Melo says before getting to “this sucker,” he wants to say one thing. Melo says as a “lower case g to a big G,” it is an honor to be part of Booker’s fave five. It really is. Real recognizes real. Booker says he did say that. But his thing is, no diss to the champ… Wes says that’s all fine. But everyone has to accept that Melo is no longer The A Champion. He’s the X Champion. But Melo can hold onto his accolade as much as he wants, it’s all fine.
Booker says he is excited for this contract signing, but first, some questions. Melo is on the precipice of becoming a three-time- Trick adds, “THREE TIME~!” Booker sighs. He finishes by saying Melo could become a three-time North American Champion. His thoughts? Melo says he IS, but Wes, there’s no doubt that Wes will go to his absolute limits to retain the title. But what Wes should understand is that his absolute limit is where Melo pulls up and starts from. Melo is relentless about being The A Champion, and Wes only just got it so he wouldn’t understand.
So next week, the 15 minutes of sympathy and attention, the best time of Wes’s life and the worst time of Melo’s, it ends! It’s over! Trick says, “Over, Wes!” Booker says then it’s fair that Melo is feeling real confident. Trick tells Booker that Wes is good, he’s a great athlete, but he don’t got nothing on Melo! And no ladders for Wes to climb, either! This will be Wes’s first and last title defense! Booker says he was going to bring that up to Wes. This is his first singles title defense in his first reign. The question is: What is Wes willing to do to make sure he walks out still NXT North American Champion?
Wes says, “Booker, everyone knows how hard I worked in order to earn this. If you had told me a year ago that I’d be sitting here, having this conversation with you, I wouldn’t have believed you. But I took the hand that the universe dealt me, and I played it really, really well. I found some inner peace knocking Trick’s ass out.” Fans cheer that! And from the ashes, Wes climbed up to become a champion. Now he solidifies the man he has become as he becomes the new standard as champion! Wes will risk everything to keep it! Shucky ducky quack quack~! Let’s get this signed right now! First, the challenger, Melo.
Melo says he prefers, “The Future Three-Time North American Champion.” But Melo signs his part. Wes promises Melo that his attitude and arrogance will be his downfall. The contract is then passed to Wes, and Wes likes hearing himself be called the champion. Wes signs on the line now, and there we have it! The contract is signed and sealed, and next week it’ll be delivered! Next week, it’ll be on. Wes says it feels great to have this moment right here. Trick says no one cares how Wes feels. How did it feel when Wes’s head was smashed into a locker? Wes tells Trick to SHUT UP! This is between Wes and Trick’s meal ticket!
Melo says he is at the point where he will “First 48” Wes in front of witnesses, and nobody will do a damn thing! But then Booker tells them all, “WHOA! Wait a damn minute!!” Booker says it ain’t going down like this! Ain’t nobody dropping nobody tonight, going through no tables! Both of them can save the drama for their mamas, because next week, the world will see the finest NXT has to offer! Who will be North American Champion? We’ll just see! NOW CAN YOU DIG THAT, SUCKAAAAA?!
We hear from the mysterious man once again.
“The truth is never simple. Until I’m sitting across the table. At that point, you have two choices: give me the truth, or I beat it out of you. NXT is a soft society, but soon, that will change. Because I am not a product of my environment. My environment is a product of me. And hard justice is on its way.”
Odyssey Jones, Malik Blade & Edris Enofe hang out backstage.
Jones says he can’t lie, these past few weeks with them have been great! And they’re going to keep it going tonight! Yeah! But before, uh, what’s up with the sweater vests, Malik? Well, it’s about his best friend, his dad. Malik’s father was a pastor, and he used to wear the best clothes around. He went to a store called Lookin’ Good. And every time Malik’s dad pulled up, the store owner would have a custom order book ready for Malik’s dad to pick out the craziest designs. And the first thing he ever ordered out of that book for Malik was a sweater vest.
But then his dad passed away. And up in the attic, there were so many sweater vests wrapped in plastic. So that’s why Malik rocks the vests! To honor his dad and follow his advice! Edris knows this one, too. “Either you drip or drown, and I’m gon’ drip!” Jones loves it! Now, let’s have some fun! Will Malik, Edris & Jones bring the drip to NXT?
Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen w/ Fallon Henley VS The Dyad w/ The Schism!
The good ol’ boys are back in action, hoping to rope themselves another shot at the NXT Tag Team Championships. But will this be a Sunday drive or a wild rodeo as they take on the grizzled Rip Fowler & Jagger Reed?
The teams sort out and Jensen starts against Rip. They circle, tie up, and Rip cravats to then headlock. Jensen powers out but Rip runs him over. Things speed up, Rip whips Jensen but Jensen turns hip toss into hip toss! And then he step-up RANAS Rip away! And then he DROPKICKS Rip down! Cover, ONE! Rip gets up, but Jensen wrenches to wristlock. Rip pulls hair and then the waistband. Tag to Jagger, he and Rip mug Jensen, then Reed ROCKS and CLUBS Jensen! Reed shoves Jensen but Jensen hurdles and tags Briggs before the BULLDOG! Reed staggers up, into Briggs’s big shoulder!
Briggs fires up, he tags Jensen back in, and they hand off the wrench to a wristlock. Jensen grinds the armlock and he wrangles Reed. Reed gets up, works on his escape, but Jensen wrenches and headlocks. Reed powers out but Jensen runs him over! Tag to Briggs, they whip Reed onto ropes, then they run, slide and DOUBLE HAYMAKER! Fans fire up with the country boys and Briggs pushes Reed over. Tag to Jensen, Jensen CLUBS Reed, then headlocks. Reed powers out while tagging Rip. Jensen hurdles Reed but Rip trips Jensen! Rip drags Jensen out but Jensen DECKS him! But then Ava Raine stands in Jensen’s way.
Jensen tells Ava to back off, but Reed DIVES! Direct hit and Reed even hits the desk! But the Schism is fired up as they have control and put Jensen on the apron. Rip cravats Jensen and SLAMS him into the edge! Jensen checks his chin but Rip stands him up to ROCK him! But Jensen fights back! He throws big elbows and haymakers, but Rip keeps him from Briggs! Jensen CLUBS Rip away and hot tags Briggs! Briggs rallies on The Dyad with big haymakers! And then a TIGER BACKBREAKER for Rip! BOOT for Reed! Rip bails out, Briggs goes to the apron and FLYING SHOULDERS Rip down! Reed comes around, but gets the pop-up LARIAT!
Fans are thunderous as Briggs goes up to FLYING LARIAT Rip! Briggs scoops to SIDEWALK SLAM and SPLASH! Fans fire up but Kiana James storms out here to yell at Fallon?! She wants that bar! She swings on Fallon, Fallon dodges, and Fallon DECKS Kiana into Jensen! Jensen is a gentleman, but he’s still a man. He’s all flustered, Briggs gets distracted, and Rip tags Reed. The Dyad dodges Briggs to then DOUBLE CODE BREAKER!! Cover, The Dyad wins!!
Winners: The Dyad, by pinfall
Jensen is beside himself as he let this one slip away! The Schism stands tall thanks to the chaos, but will their dystopian order take over NXT soon enough?
Shawn Michaels speaks!
“NXT is a brand focusing on developing the superstars of tomorrow, but also a brand focused on innovation. On Saturday, December 10th, at NXT Deadline, we will present to you a revolutionary new match never done before in WWE history: The Iron Survivor Challenge. There will be two Iron Survivor Challenges at NXT Deadline, one for the men and one for the women. Five superstars will compete in this unique 25 minute match. They will battle each other, and the clock. Two superstars will start the match. Every five minutes, a new superstar will enter, until all five are in the ring. The goal of the match is have the most falls when the clock hits 25 minutes.
“Falls can be won at any time via pinfall, submission, or disqualification. When a superstar wins a fall, they will earn one point. However, when the superstar loses a fall, they must pay the penalty. They are forced out of the ring and into the Penalty Box for 90 seconds. Once the 90 seconds are up, that superstar can reenter the match. The superstar who has scored the most falls when the clock hits 25 minutes will be named the Iron Survivor, and become the #1 contender to the NXT (and NXT Women’s) Championship. The superstars competing in this one of a kind, first-time-ever match will be announced in the coming weeks. Thank you and we’ll see you Saturday, December 10th, at NXT Deadline.” A complex but historic match, who will come out as the inaugural Iron Survivors?
Tatum Paxley w/ Ivy Nile VS Indi Hartwell!
The Diamond Mine’s prospect is back in action, hoping to impress NXT management and get a golden opportunity. But so is #IndiWrestling, who is all about her, herself and Indi! Who will be the more impressive and perhaps even get a spot in the coming Iron Survivor Challenge?
The bell rings and wait, the lights go weird. Indi isn’t distracted, she knees Tatum low then bumps her off buckles. Tatum turns things around but Indi throws body shots. Indi scoops and SLAMS Tatum, then scoops again. Tatum slips off, waistlocks, but Indi bucks her away. Indi storms up but into a dropkick to the leg! Tatum then dropkicks Indi down! Tatum hurries to cover, ONE! Indi is in a corner but Tatum ROCKS her! Tatum whips, Indi blocks and she whips Tatum right into buckles. Indi then shoves Tatum to ropes, Tatum goes to counter the hip toss with a hip toss, but Indi blocks that!
Tatum throws a body shot, then gets a leg up to flip around! Indi CLOBBERS Tatum for it! Fans rally for Indi as she smirks at Tatum. Indi drags Tatum up, EuroUppers, and then EuroUppers again! Indi short arm LARIATS, then covers, TWO! Indi clamps onto Tatum with a chinlock but Tatum endures. Fans rally, Tatum fights up, but Indi wrangles Tatum down! Tatum still endures as Ivy coaches her, but Indi pushes Tatum to a cover. TWO, but Indi clamps back on with the chinlock. Tatum fights up as fans rally again, but Indi EuroUppers her down! Cover, TWO! And back to the chinlock!
Fans rally, Tatum endures and fights up, and she throws body shots! But Indi kicks low, CLUBS Tatum then DECKS her! Tatum crawls to the apron but Indi drags her up through the ropes. Indi swings but misses! Tatum trips Indi up! Ivy tells Tatum to hustle and she ROCKS Indi! Indi grabs the face brace! Tatum KICKS Indi away, and bumps her off buckles! Tatum bumps Indi off more buckles, then rallies with lariats and forearms! Tatum turns Indi to a NECKBREAKER! And STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO!! Indi is still in this, but Tatum isn’t giving up, either. Tatum fireman’s carries but Inti pulls the brace off!
Indi CHPO BLOCKS the leg, then STOMPS Tatum’s arm! Fans boo as Indi tosses the brace aside, to SLIDING FOREARM!! Cover, Indi wins!
Winner: Indi Hartwell, by pinfall
That was impressive, and pretty savage all at once. Ivy guards Tatum from anything more happening, but will Indi worry about bigger fish to fry?
SCRYPTS leaves another message.
“Your cameras couldn’t catch me. I got past your guards with ease. Now that I’m here, everything after this will only be a breeze. Because I’m fast as lightning, smarter than you think. Moves are incredible, you miss it if you blink. Next week, you will see that you and I aren’t the same. So tell me, who’s first to play a little game? Sincerely, SCRYPTS.”
Roxanne Perez finds Indi backstage.
Indi sighs and rolls her eyes. What is it this week, Roxie? Roxie just wanted to congratulate Indi. Well, thanks, it does feel good to string some W’s together. But uh, doesn’t Indi think that was a little too far, taking off Tatum’s face mask? And there it is. There can never just be a congrats from “Little Ms. Perfect.” Roxie is just saying, that could’ve rebroken Tatum’s nose. Does Roxie think Tatum would care if Indi’s nose was broken? Indi is just doing what she has to in order to get into the Iron Survivor match. Well, Roxie wants in, too. Everyone does! So Indi has to break someone’s nose, that’s just what she’ll do! Indi is getting savage, but will it pay off come Deadline?
NXT Women’s Championship Last Woman Standing: Mandy Rose VS Alba Fyre!
For over one year, the Toxic Reign has poured down upon NXT, adding name after name to a star-studded list. But it wasn’t without help from the Toxic Followers, Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne, now and again. Mandy is all alone with the furious fire keeper, but can she keep from being burned? Or will from the ashes of a Rose rise a brand new reign?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is standing when the smoke clears!
The bell rings and Fyre storms up, only for Rose to bail out. Mandy says she’s champ, she makes the rules. Uh, no, she doesn’t. But Fyre rushes out to chase Rose back into the ring! And Fyre blocks the knee! To hook Rose up! Rose bails out of the Gory Especial and then back out of the ring. But Fyre DIVES and takes Rose out! Fans fire up with Fyre and she pulls the desk apart! Fyre drags Rose up and over, hooks her up again, but Rose flails free! Rose whips Fyre into the apron! And then whips again, but Fyre reverses to POST Rose! Fyre RAMS Rose into barriers, too! And then brings her up to whip her into more barriers!
Fans fire up more as Fyre goes under the ring to bring out a chair. Fyre JAMS Rose, puts the chair aside, and then she brings out the toolbox! Fyre dumps it out, and she has herself a steel rod! Fyre brings out another chair, puts that down, and scoops. But Rose slips out to scoop and SLAM Fyre on the chair! Rose gets away and the standing count starts. Fyre sits up at 4 and stands at 5. Fyre slides in, fans duel with “MAN~DY!” “SUCKS!” Fyre rises, Rose runs in and kicks her low! Rose kicks al eg out, then runs in, but the knee hits a CHAIR! Rose clutches that knee, and Fyre trips her up! Fyre has the rod, and she uses it as part of a HALF CRAB!!
Rose can only endure as there are no tap outs in this match! Fyre thrashes the leg as NXT goes picture in picture, but Roes reaches out to get the ropes! But no ropebreaks, either! Rose still endures, she turns over and she kicks Fyre away! Rose flops out of the ring while Fyre steadies herself. Fyre builds speed to DIVE into a trash can! Rose tosses the can into the ring and slides back in. Rose grabs the can to SMACK Fyre on the back with it. And again! And again! Rose lets off so the ref can count. Fyre is down at 5, but she rises at 6, so Mandy fires off on her! Rose grabs that rod and shows it off. She then steps up to Fyre, but she CLUBS her with her forearm.
Fyre kicks back! Fyre fireman’s carries but Rose slips off to shove and SPINEBUSTER! Fyre writhes and the count starts again. Rose hobbles a bit, her leg now bothering her. Rose snarls as she stalks Fyre and throws more haymakers. Rose CHOKES Fyre on the ropes, lets off to go grab the rod, and she looms over Fyre. Rose CLUBS Fyre in the side with the rod! And then PULLS Fyre back in a iron rod chinlock! NXT returns to single picture as Fyre endures and fans boo! Fyre has the iron bar in her MOUTH, but she fights up! Fyre arm-drags free, and she CLOBBERS Rose! And again!
Rose swings, into a spin, and a GOURD BUSTER! Fyre then PENALTY KICKS Mandy, and KICKS again! Rose goes to a corner, Fyre ROCKS her, then hits a TORNADO DDT! Rose avoids the trash can and she flounders out of the ring. Fyre runs and goes up, up and SUPER CANNONBALLS! A risky move but both women are down! Fans fire up as the count begins. Fyre sits up at 4, stands at 6, but Rose sits up. Rose slowly rises but is up at 8! Fyre goes looking under the ring again, and she brings out a LADDER! Fyre RAMS Rose down with it! Fyre then sets the ladder up against a corner before she stalks Rose.
Rose stands, Fyre whips her, but Rose reverses! Fyre hits the ladder and steps! She falls over, Rose THROWS the ladder down! Fyre barely avoids disaster! Rose snarls as she RAMS the ladder into Fyre! Fans rally and duel as Rose keeps hitting Fyre with the ladder! Fyre is still down at 6, but she drags herself up at 7 to stand at 8! Rose storms over to put Fyre back in the ring. Rose sets the trash can in the middle of the ring and she drags Fyre up. Rose ROCKS Fyre, scoops her, but the bad leg gives out! Fyre fireman’s carries in return, WIDOWMAKER on the trash can! Rose is down and the count begins again!
Fyre stands at 5, Rose crawls at 6. Rose hobbles at 8 and then drops to a knee. Fyre storms over, but Rose TOSSES her up and out! Fyre hits the floor hard! Fyre sits up at 3, but Rose drags her up at 4. Rose TOSSES Fyre into the gap between barriers and fans! And then Rose jumps on Fyre to fire off forearms! Fyre hits back and it’s a brawl in front of the fans! Fans are thunderous as Fyre drags Rose up! But Rose fights the suplex with body shots! Rose TOSSES Fyre at the steel steps! Fyre bounces off the edge and the count is climbing! Fyre drags herself up at 7, and stands at 9.5!! Rose is fuming, but she LEAPS, into a SUPERKICK!
Rose wobbles, “This is Awesome!” as Fyre GORY BOMBS Rose to the apron! Rose is down again and the count begins again! Rose sits up at 5, stands at 6, and Fyre has her baseball bat! HOME RUN to the ribs!! Rose sputters, Fyre brings the ladder back around. Rose manages to stand at 6 but Fyre is on her with forearms! Fyre pushes Rose onto the desk, and fans fire up as Fyre climbs that ladder! Fyre grins as she rises higher, but then ISLA DAWN appears!? BLACK MIST!!! She SHOVES Fyre down, and Fyre falls through the desk!! The Wicked Witch of NXT UK is here in NXT and she may’ve just screwed Fyre over!!
The count is 6! Rose has to get up, too! Her bad leg is slowing her down but she stands! Fyre is down, Rose wins!!
Winner: Mandy Rose (still NXT Women’s Champion)
Fyre took out Gigi & Jacy, but who could have guessed that ISLA DAWN would help the Toxic Goddess survive? Rose gets away with the gold, but who will be the Iron Survivor that comes for her? And as for Isla, is she going to extinguish Fyre once and for all?
A very good NXT that went a lot harder than it probably needed to for a random Tuesday in November. Opening with the men’s title was a bit of a surprise, but I figured Bron was going to win anyway, so he and Von got their match out of the way. It was a really good match, honestly, and I like that we got the opposite of the usual Heel distraction. Stone ends up costing Von by just trying to help. I feel like this could lead to Von firing Stone as his manager. And we got an awesome match out of JD and Crews, and it would seem Apollo is unofficially the #1 contender with that win and with Bron walking out to stare him down.
Then the Last Woman Standing match closes, and it was some awesome stuff, too. But I’m very torn on how they chose to do the finish. On one hand, I’m happy that Isla Dawn is in NXT cuz she was doing great stuff in NXT. But on the other, C’MON, ISLA! Wait until Fyre has won and then you go after her!! Sometimes, Heels don’t think far ahead enough and would rather just keep the wrestler(s) they hate down instead of going for two birds with one stone. But I suppose this means Fyre and Isla can have it out as part of the Iron Survivor Challenge for NXT Deadline.
And wow, that is a really complex match. It does stem a bit from the Gauntlet Eliminator that William Regal introduced to NXT, which was really a downsized Aztec Warfare from Lucha Underground. But all that about the Penalty Box is going to be a lot to keep track of. I can’t wait to see who gets in it, and then who wins it. Indi does make a good case for herself with that win over Tatum, but I bet Roxie gets in for story reasons, and to possibly take the win. Roxie won the Breakout Tournament but Cora screwed her out of that, so this could be Roxie’s way back to a title shot and she’ll get a slightly more fair chance at Mandy.
Indus Sher mauled those two randos, prolonging it longer than they had to just because they could. They also had a good promo calling out the Creeds. The Creeds had a good response, and while Ivy has a point that they should worry about Pretty Deadly, the Creeds would probably have to face Indus Sher to get that title shot, so they might as well feud and get it done. That said, I feel like Indus Sher is going to get that upset victory and finally go for titles like they were likely meant to before Sanga spoiled Keith Lee VS Adam Cole to the world and got suspended for it.
Briggs & Jensen VS The Dyad was a really good match, and it was clever for them to have Kiana James be the distraction that costs Briggs & Jensen rather than something The Schism did. Kiana VS Fallon for the rights to the bar has to be on its way. We also got a good promo out of Chase U, with Duke continuing to put on this Face persona. This has to be a long con of some kind, but I can’t be sure of the endgame. And Wendy had a good promo to respond to Cora and set up a match between them. They’re going to have a good match next week, and the winner could even be part of the Iron Survivor Challenge.
Zoey Stark had a good promo, but I feel like the crowd took out a lot of the Heel heat she was supposed to have because they aren’t as onboard with Nikkita Lyons as NXT wants them to be. Stark really tried to get the fans mad at her, but they either respected what she said, or just trolled her with “Oh~ Zoey is Angry~!” I don’t know how well this feud between Stark and Lyons will work out, maybe they’ll have to call an audible and turn Stark back to Face while Lyons ends up more like if Lana’s TikTok influencer character could actually fight.
Dijak had another good promo, and his talk of “hard justice” makes me think he’s returning as a Heel. He’ll go after those he thinks are in the wrong per his standards. And SCRYPTS is already just boring. This week’s promo sounded like if Muhammad Ali and Jigsaw fused. But I loved the origin story of Malik’s sweater vests. I hope he, Edris and Jones rise up the ranks and go for some gold in the new year.
The contract signing segment tonight was great stuff, especially with Booker coming off as not even wanting to deal with Trick. Booker showed great authority as he told Wes and Melo to stand down, too. Melo VS Wes is going to be awesome stuff, but I would think Wes retains so that Melo can move up to the top title. Melo could even make a meal out of that Iron Survivor Challenge, racking up points like crazy depending on where he lands. Then he can go after Bron and be the guy to dethrone him so that Bron can move up to RawDown. Then Melo can spin that as him truly becoming THE A Champion.
My Score: 8.5/10
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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