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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (12/28/22)

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Will the Best of 7 end with 2022?

The AEW World Trios Championship series is in match six, and it’s FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE! Will this be where it all ends for The Elite? Or can they force this to round seven?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Ethan Page w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Bryan Danielson; Bryan wins.
  • Claudio Castagnoli & Jon Moxley VS Top Flight; Claudio & Moxley win.
  • Hook VS Baylum Lynx; Hook wins.
  • AEW World Trios Championships Best of 7, Match 6, Falls Count Anywhere: Death Triangle VS The Elite; The Elite wins and ties the series 3-3.
  • Ruby Soho & Willow Nightingale VS TayJay; TayJay wins.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS Wardlow; Joe wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Ethan Page w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Bryan Danielson!

According to All Ego, HE is the current #1 contender and no one else! But while he did make it to the finals of the World Title Eliminator and made it to the end of the Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal, we all know wrestling is about what you’ve done lately! Will Ethan defend his spot? Or will he fail to slay the American Dragon and lose out on another title opportunity?

But wait! Here comes Maxwell Jacob Friedman! “Cut my music, cut my music. Hey, brain-damaged Bryan! I’m up here, buddy!” MJF is in the VIP skybox, and MJF says he found the only hot chick in all of Colorado. Fans boo, but Ethan sucker punches Bryan! Bryan is down in the corner and the bell rings as Ethan stomps a mudhole! MJF grins while Ethan rains down fists! The ref counts, Ethan lets off, and MJF taunts Bryan, “I thought you were the best in the world. What happened, bud? What happened?” Fans boo, Ethan tells MJF to shut up, and Ethan drags MJF up to DECK him! Fans tell MJF off while Ethan scoop SLAMS Bryan.

Ethan snarls, drags Bryan up, and he throws body shots. Ethan headlocks, Bryan powers out, but Ethan runs Bryan over! Ethan scoops and SLAMS Bryan again, and fans boo as Ethan paces around. Stokely cheers as Ethan digs his boots into Bryan at the corner. The ref counts, Ethan lets off at 4, and fans rally up for Bryan. Ethan stands Bryan up, whips him corner to corner, but Bryan goes up and over and keeps moving! Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges to LEAPING LARIAT! Fans fire up with Bryan and he stalks Ethan to a corner. Bryan CHOPS Ethan, keeps him in the corner, and KICKS! Then CHOPS! And CHOPS!

Ethan turns things around to CHOP back! Fans boo while Bryan staggers away. Ethan dusts off his stinging chest to bring Bryan up. Ethan CHOPS again! Bryan CHOPS back! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! And KICKS, KICKS and KICKS in the corner! Fans rally with ‘YES! YES!” and Bryan whips to kitchen sink knee Ethan down! Fans fire up more as Ethan sits up and crawls to the corner. Bryan storms up, drags Ethan by a leg, and he has a standing toehold. Bryan turns the leg and turns Ethan over with it. Bryan hooks up both legs and fans fire up as Bryan grabs at the arms! Ethan resists so Bryan fishhooks his face!

The ref reprimands, counts, but Bryan lets go, and STOMPS Ethan’s knees! Bryan turns Ethan over to GROUND DRAGON SCREW! And then back to the toehold! Bryan turns Ethan over, isolates the foot, and STOMPS it! Ethan clutches his ankle and fans rally up. Bryan paces, Stokely scowls, but Bryan KCIKS Ethan in the back! And again! And again! Bryan drags Ethan up, whips him to ropes, but Ethan reverses to ELBOW Bryan down! Ethan rains down fists and fans boo. Ethan lets off as the ref reprimands about closed fists. Bryan sits up but Ethan scoops him to SLAM him! Ethan soaks up the heat as fans boo more.

Ethan stalks Bryan to a corner, brings him up, and puts him on the top rope. Ethan throws hands, climbs up, and then throws forearms. Fans rally up, Bryan resists the suplex, then throws body shots! Bryan HEADBUTTS Ethan down off the corner! Fans fire up, Bryan stands up, and Bryan MISSILE DROPKICKS! And then kips up! Fans are thunderous for Bryan but Stokely gets on the apron! Bryan stares Stokely down, and he smacks the hat off Stokely’s head to reveal that sheen! Stokely is furious, but Ethan runs in! Bryan steps aside, Ethan stops himself from running into Stokely! Stokely hurries off the apron, Bryan runs in to BUSAIKU KNEE Ethan out!

Fans fire up, Bryan builds speed and he DIVES! Direct hit and Ethan hits railing! Bryan puts Ethan in, but Stokely gets up in Bryan’s face! Bryan backs Stokely down, but Ethan BOOTS Bryan off the apron! Stokely puts his hat back on and backwards as he talks trash on Bryan. Ethan fetches Bryan while AEW goes picture in picture.

Stokely throws his hat at Bryan while Ethan brings Bryan up to DECK him! Ethan paces, brings Bryan back up, and he POSTS Bryan! Ethan picks up the hat to put it on, and says that he IS AEW! Ethan then drags Bryan up to CLUB him on the neck, and he pushes Bryan into the ring. Ethan looms over Bryan, drags him up and bumps him off buckles. Ethan ROCKS Bryan, climbs up in the corner, and he rains down fists! Fans count, surely shouting “OCHO!” but Ethan goes way past 10! The ref reprimands, Ethan hops down, and Ethan drags Bryan back up. Ethan scoops and SLAMS Bryan down, then mocks him while the fans rally up.

Bryan sits up as Dynamite returns to single picture. Ethan talks trash, Bryan stands up, and Ethan DECKS Bryan again! MJF is still watching from the VIP box with his special lady friend. Fans tell Ethan off but Ethan talks trash on Bryan. Ethan brings Bryan up, suplexes, but Bryan slips out to GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up and MJF looks annoyed now. A standing count starts, both men slowly rise. They stand at 4 and Bryan EuroUppers! Ethan forearms, Bryan EuroUppers back! They go back and forth, then Ethan rakes the eyes! Fans boo, Ethan runs in but Bryan drop toeholds Ethan into buckles! And then KICKS the buckles to jam Ethan!

Bryan CHOPS Ethan in a corner, KICKS him, then CHOPS again! Bryan repeats the process, fans chant “YES! WOO~!” Then Bryan puts Ethan up top. Bryan climbs up, SUPER STEINER! Fans fire up and Bryan feeds off that energy! Bryan aims from the corner while Stokely scowls. Ethan slowly sits up, Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! “YES! YES! YES!” And Bryan aims, but Ethan ducks the Buzzsaw! Ethan shoves, Bryan holds ropes, so Ethan rushes in but Bryan dumps him out! Bryan builds speed to WRECK Ethan with a dropkick! Fans fire up as Bryan is on the apron! FLYING KNEE, but Stokely pulls Ethan out of the way!

Ethan hurries to drag Bryan back up, and Ethan RAMS Bryan into steel steps! Ethan ripcords Bryan right up for a POWERSLAM! Ethan then drags Bryan back into the ring and waits for Bryan to stand. Step-in CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up! Ethan rains down fists on Bryan, the ref reprimands, and Ethan lets off again. Ethan is frustrated but Stokely tells Ethan to end this. Ethan grabs Bryan’s hands, but Bryan trips Ethan up! Bryan has the wrists now, but Ethan KICKS away on Bryan from below! Ethan has Bryan down, ripcords again, but Bryan DDTs!! Fans fire up as Bryan aims, BUZZSAW!! Cover, TWO!!

But Bryan has Ethan in the LEBELL LOCK!! Ethan endures, flails, fans are thunderous, but Ethan gest the ROPEBREAK! Fans boo but Ethan survives, and Bryan lets him go. Bryan wobbles a bit but fans rally up behind him. Bryan goes to the corner and climbs up top. Ethan hurries over and trips Bryan up! Ethan then climbs up after Bryan, and brings him up onto his shoulder. But Bryan fights to throw down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” But Ethan grabs an arm, drags Bryan back onto his shoulder, for a SUPER POWERSLAM!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Stokely is shocked!

“This is Awesome!” as Ethan drags Bryan back up. Ethan reels Bryan in but Bryan is dead weight! Ethan drags Bryan up and grins, to gut wrench and crucifix! But Bryan fights free! Bryan duck’s ‘n’ dodges, BUSAIKU KNEE!! Fans are thunderous again but Bryan says this isn’t all! DRAGON STOMPS!! Then he ties up the legs, and adds a crossface! REGAL STRETCH!! Ethan is OUT, Bryan wins!!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by submission

All Ego was deflated but THE ego that is MJF says it won’t matter! Bryan won using his mentor’s hold, will he avenge the Gentleman Villain by ending the reign of terror?

 

AEW hears from tonight’s main eventers.

Samoa Joe says, “Many people wondered what the impetus was behind the partnership between myself and Wardlow. It was very simple: I am a hunter by trade, and I study what I hunt. And I told everybody when I arrived in AEW, I was coming for all the championships. And that included yours, Wardlow. And every day we stood side by side, every day we stood in the trenches, we battled as compadres. But I took my notes, and I understood everything that made you tick. And eventually, I took what’s yours. And you’re desperately trying to take it back from me. You’ll see that you just didn’t do the homework.”

Renee Paquette interviews Wardlow, noting the powerful words we just heard from Joe. Tonight, they face off in the main event, so how is Wardlow feeling ahead of the title match? Wardlow repeats the phrase, “powerful words.” That in itself is the problem. There have been too many words. Tonight is about powerful actions. SAMOA JOE ATTACKS! He hits Wardlow in the leg with a pipe! And then again! “You want actions? This is your action! I did this to you! I DID THIS TO YOU!” Joe storms off and officials rush in. They call for help, but did the King of Television just cancel tonight’s main event?

 

Backstage interview with Hangman Page and The Dark Order.

One of the medical team is checking Hangman, and Renee asks if we can get an update. Hangman says of course Renee would wanna know. But then he apologizes, that was rude of him. But this is frustrating, and he isn’t sure what the update would be. It’s week to week but not looking promising. He hasn’t wrestled in over two months, that is frustrating, and he wishes they had a good answer right now. But they don’t. So then, he’ll surely be watching the next match, Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli VS Top Flight. Hangman stands up at the mention of Moxley but the Dark Order has him cool off.

The medic says Hangman has been following concussion protocol, making advancements in the right direction. If he keeps that up, then he can be back in the ring in potentially two weeks. Two weeks? Really? Yes, potentially. As in, in time for LA maybe? Potentially. But if he keeps getting riled up, going after Moxley every week, something is going to happen and he may never get back in the ring. Hangman says fine, he’ll go through with the check-up. The doctor examines Hangman’s eyes, but will that two week potential be light at the end of the tunnel?

 

Claudio Castagnoli & Jon Moxley VS Top Flight!

The Swiss Superman & Maniac were part of the final four in the Three Kings Christmas Casino Trios Royale, but it was Darius & Dante Martin who won that $300,000 prize! Money is money, but this is about pride! Will the Blackpool Combat Club prove they’re the better team? Or will the Coldest Team in the Game score another win over two of the biggest names in AEW?

The teams sort out, but Top Flight BLASTS Claudio and Moxley off the apron! Darius builds speed to DIVE, but Moxley catches and THROWS Darius into railing! Dante PLANCHAS at Claudio but Claudio catches him! Claudio shakes his head, pops Dante up, and gives him SNAKE EYES off the railing! Moxley digs his forearm into Darius’ face, pushes him down, then puts him in the ring. The bell rings, Moxley stomps Darius’ hand, then wrenches that arm to bring Darius to the BCC corner. Tag to Claudio, BCC mugs Darius, and then Claudio rips the hoodie off Darius to EuroUpper and stomp!

Moxley tags back in, Claudio stomps more then steps on Darius to get out of the ring. Moxley drags Darius up to CHOP him down! Moxley runs to PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO! Moxley has an arm, he double wristlocks it, and Claudio tags back in to gut wrench Darius! Fans fire up as Claudio carries Darius, before the SUPLEX! Claudio pulls the jacket off Darius and kicks it out of the ring! Darius throws body shots, uppercuts, but Claudio scoops him to SLAM him! Claudio wags his finger, tags Moxley, and they bring Darius up to KICK him! Moxley fires off knees to Darius’ head, then stalks Darius to a corner.

Fans fire up as Moxley digs his boot into Darius’ face! The ref counts, Moxley lets off to CHOP, and CHOP, and CHOP! Darius wobbles, Moxley climbs up, and Moxley BITES Darius’ forehead! Moxley drags Darius up to the top rope, then climbs up after him. Moxley claws Darius’ back hard and slow! The ref reprimands, Darius flails, and Moxley brings Darius up. Darius throws body shots, then forearms! Moxley drops back, Darius leaps to MISSILE DROPKICK! Hot tag to Dante! Dante springboards to CROSSBODY! Claudio rushes in but Dante ENZIGURIS him away! Moxley kicks, Dante blocks to fire off forearms!

Moxley shoves Dante away but Dante comes back with a SHOTGUN! Dante kips up to STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Dante aims. Dante KICKS the leg, and again, and again! Moxley ROCKS Dante, then reels him in for a SAIDO! Dante sits up in a daze but Moxley drags him by his hair. Moxley rains down the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Moxley then drags Dante around into a facelock. Darius CHOP BLOCKS Moxley down! Darius bails out while AEW goes picture in picture.

Dante hobbles to the Top Flight corner to tag Darius, then Dante BLASTS Claudio off the apron! Darius sets up while Moxley goes to the apron, and Dante launches off Darius to SHOTGUN Moxley down! Claudio storms in but the ref keeps him back. Darius hurries out after Moxley, drags him up and RAMS him into railing! Moxley ends up taking a seat, and Darius CHOPS him! And throws down hands! The ref reprimands but he still keeps Claudio back. Darius puts Moxley in the ring to stomp his arm! Then KICK him in the back! Cover, TWO! Moxley crawls but Darius keeps him from Claudio. Darius CLUBS Moxley, RAMS him into the corner, and tags Dante.

Dante runs, slides and comes back to A-LIST LARIAT Moxley! Darius snap suplexes Moxley, then Dante slingshot SENTONS! Great hangtime! Cover, TWO! Dante clamps onto an arm to keep Moxley down. Dante ties up Moxley’s legs, and he pulls on the legs in a cross between Texas Cloverleaf and ankle lock! Moxley endures, turns over, and BOOTS Dante out of the ring! Dante lands on his feet, hurries back in, and he tags Darius! Darius STOMPS Moxley’s bad leg! Darius drops knees on the knee, then stomps the leg. Darius drags Moxley up, ROCK Shim with a right, then goes after the leg to trip Moxley to a standing toehold.

Dynamite returns to single picture and fans rally. Moxley endures the toehold, kicks with the free leg, and Darius lets go. Moxley hurries up but Darius kicks the leg out! Fans rally, Darius covers, ONE!! Moxley flounders but Darius brings him up into a facelock. Fans rally, Moxley blocks the suplex, and then Moxley X-PLEXES Darius down! Fans fire up as both men crawl for their corners! Moxley does the back stroke to hot tag Claudio! Dante tags in but Claudio rallies on him! Whip corner to corner, EuroUpper! Another whip, another EuroUpper! And another! And another! And another! Claudio just isn’t stopping! Then he runs to DROPKICK Dante down! Cover, TWO!

Claudio keeps cool and the fans call for the swing! Claudio grabs Dante’s legs and obliges! But Dante scrambles and Darius grabs his brother’s hands! Only for Claudio to drag Darius into the ring! Darius ROCKS Claudio, runs, but into a SPINEBUSTER! AND THE SWING!! Darius goes around and around, fans count to “OCHO!” and Dante hops over like a Skip It! Dante gets around to O’Conner Roll! TWO! Darius gives Dante the boost up and over, then they work together, TORNADO DDT! Darius BOOTS Moxley, Dante SENTONS, cover, TWO! Claudio is still in this and the fans are thunderous!

Dante tags Darius, they drag Claudio up, but Claudio fights the suplex to DOUBLE SUPLEX Top Flight! Dante flounders to ropes, Claudio runs in but Dante springboards up and over, and Dante GAMANGIRIS! Dante SUPERKICKS, Darius SPRINGBOARD COMPLETE SHOTS! Cover, but Moxley barrels in and pushes Dante onto it! All four men are down and fans are thunderous again! “This is Awesome!” as Moxley stands Darius up to ROCK him! Darius ROCKS Moxley, Moxley fires off forearms on Darius AND Dante! Moxley runs, into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Claudio BOOTS Darius! Dante ROCKS Claudio!

Dante runs, ROCKS Claudio again, then keeps moving. Claudio ducks to pop-up, but Darius pushes Claudio aside to save his brother! Claudio returns, Top Flight dodges to DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Claudio wobbles, Top Flight double whip but he reverses to send Dante away, only for Dante to DIVE onto Moxley! Darius waistlocks, Claudio elbows free, but runs into a STANDING SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO!! Claudio survives that and Darius is beside himself! Moxley flips Darius off, Darius rushes over! Claudio runs in, Darius goes up and over but runs into the POP-UP- NO! Darius hooks the arm to turn uppercut into backslide! TWO!!

Claudio Gotch Lifts for the NEUTRALIZER!! Cover, TWO?!!? Darius survives and shocks Claudio! The fans are thunderous again and the ref confirms, that was two! Claudio argues the count, fans are losing their minds, and Claudio snarls. Claudio clamps on for HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! But Dante gets in to BOOT Claudio! Claudio just scowls and keeps throwing down elbows! Dante grits his teeth, runs, but Moxley LARIATS Dante down!! Dante is down, Darius is a ragdoll! Claudio drags Darius up but Darius is dead weight. Moxley drags Dante out of the ring for DEATH RIDER to the floor!!

Moxley flips Dante off while Claudio drags Darius back up. Darius pushes Claudio away, even though he’s on wobbly legs. Claudio brings Darius up again, and Darius SLAPS Claudio! Claudio takes out his mouth guard to EUROUPPER Darius!! Cover, BCC wins!

Winners: Claudio Castagnoli & Jon Moxley, by pinfall

Top Flight gave the BCC one hell of a fight, and the BCC made them pay for it! Brutal, but that’s how the BCC shows their respect. Will Moxley and Claudio continue to beat down whoever steps in front of them?

 

Backstage interview with Best Friends, but also Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford.

Renee brings up the Three Kings Christmas battle royal, in which Kip Sabian eliminated Orange Cassidy, and then brawled with him after his own elimination. Kip asked for this time, the floor is his. Mr. Superbad says, “Slayer of regrets, old and new, sought by many and found by few. Clementine, Zest Friends, Misunderstood. We’ve done this dance for far too long~! I mean, it was only last week that I eliminated you, again. It’s about time for the final act, where I peel that All-Atlantic Championship from your limp little-”

Trent stops Sabian right there. He’s forgetting that Trent eliminated Kip right after he got Cassidy. By that logic, shouldn’t Trent get the title shot? Cassidy says that does make sense. Trent should get his shot before Kip does. Trent asks if Cassidy is sure about that. Cassidy says yes. Kip says he looks forward to that. Good luck, gentlemen. Thanks. It’ll be on Rampage. And so, Best Friends will battle over the title, is this only going to end in Kip’s favor?

 

Hook VS Baylum Lynx!

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil is still FTW Champion, still undefeated, and still a fan favorite wherever he goes! But will that all continue even as the year comes to an end? Or will #ElAnimal go wild, knowing that they decided to #SendHook?

The bell rings, Hook and Lynx circle. They tie up, Hook gets around and grabs a leg to shove Lynx down. Hook then drags Lynx up to bump him off buckles again and again! Hook fires off body shots, then he SLAPS Lynx! Hook knees low, then he TOSSES Lynx across the ring! Lynx stands up, Hook CLOBBERS him in the corner! Then he reels Lynx in for an EXPLODER! Lynx writhes, fans rally up and Hook circles around Lynx. Hook rains down crossface forearms, and then hooks on REDRUM!! Lynx taps, Hook wins!

Winner: Hook, by submission

And that’s 18-0! But Stokely gets Hook’s attention again! “You wanna know what’s crazy? Every single week, somebody, your father, wants to tell me and the entire world that you’re such a badass! But against us, you’re not gonna be able to get the job done. You are like the Southwest Airlines of AEW.” Timely reference. Stokely leads Lee Moriarty & “Big Bill” Morrissey to the ring, all eyes on Hook. But here comes JUNGLE BOY! Jack Perry was down in the dumpster, but he’s all fired up! He runs down the ramp, CLOBBERS Lee Moriarty, and then they brawl! Fans sing Jungle Life while Morrissey and Hook get face to face! And Hook isn’t backing down!

Fans cheer on Hook but Morrissey smirks. Morrissey choke grips, but Hook breaks free! Hook clinches and lifts Morrissey! But Morrissey elbows free, choke grips again, but JB gets in, with a two-by-four! JB SMACKS Morrissey on the back! Morrissey lets Hook go, and JB JAMS Morrissey! And SMACKS him again! Morrissey runs away from the homerun shot! Fans are thunderous as Jungle Boy and Hook stand tall! The Firm retreats, but will they come up with a business plan to take down both of these young studs?

 

Chris Jericho speaks.

“Ricky Starks, you turned down the opportunity of a lifetime when you decided not to join the Jericho Appreciation Society. Instead, you mocked us. You mocked Chris Jericho. You called us jobbers, called us jazz holes. That was a good one. What I call you is foolish. I call you small-minded. And I call you exactly what I knew you are: a flash in the pan. Cuz Ricky, you have the arrogance and the confidence of a superstar, but you don’t have all the tools. I do. I’m one of the greatest to ever do this. And January 4th, in Seattle, I am going to school you, Ricky Starks. I am gonna take you from the top of the mountain, to the bottom of the ocean, and back, and you won’t know what hit you.

“I am The Wizard. I am The Ocho. I am Chris Jericho! And I always win! And if you have any doubt about that, why don’t you go check your little buddy, Action Andretti, who got a fireball to his face! Action, don’t come back to AEW. You did a great thing: you beat Chris Jericho. Enjoy that. It’s the highlight of your career. Go back to the indies and stay out of my face. And Ricky Starks, once again, in Seattle, you are going to pay the price, and I am going to embarrass you, and put an end to the Starks experiment.” The Influencer has spoken, but will The Absolute take any of it to heart?

 

Backstage interview with Mogul Affiliates.

Swerve Strickland is all smiles watching the highlight reel of last week’s brutal attack on Keith Lee. Renee says that was disgusting. He doesn’t really know who his associates are, but Swerve asks her what she’s talking about. What they did to Keith was beautiful work. Swerve “just got rid of somebody that didn’t believe in the same vision” Swerve had. Keith had to go and be replaced with two men who truly believe in him. Swerve knows we know Parker Boudreaux, and “this killer right here,” we’re going to learn about him real soon, he promises.

Wheeler Yuta walks in to say he shouldn’t be surprised that Swerve is insulting someone who isn’t here to defend themselves. But when he saw what went down at Final Battle, Yuta felt he couldn’t think anything less of Swerve, until last week. And it’s not about the violence, because the Blackpool Combat Club loves violence. But it was that Swerve needed a band of tattooed mystery men to get the point across. Well, get to your point, Yuta. What does he want? Yuta says if Swerve wants to get violent and dirty, how about they meet Friday on Rampage. Yuta heads out, and Swerve tells him to #SayLess. Will The Decoder’s actions on Friday speak for him?

 

AEW World Trios Championships Best of 7, Match 6, Falls Count Anywhere: Death Triangle VS The Elite!

The series is 3-2 and things have continued to escalate! This match can go anywhere in the arena, and the six men in the match can do anything they want to each other! Will The Bastard & Lucha Brothers put an end to the comeback? Or can Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks push this to the seventh and final round?

Wait! The brawl is already going down backstage! The Lucha Brothers have Omega and Nick Jackson, but Matt turns things around on Pac! The bell rings so this can officially start, but where in the arena will it end?

Omega DECKS Fenix and Nick turns things around on Penta, and now The Elite has control! But then Fenix throws Omega into the wall! They continue down the hallway as Matt throws hands on Pac. They move into the backstage area proper, with Alex Abrahantes holding onto all three trios titles as he cheers Pac on. Pac kicks Matt low, bumps him off road cases, and then Omega throws Fenix into the double doors! Pac throws Matt into some rack, Penta throws Nick onto a road case! We go double screen so we can see Matt SMACK Pac off a trash can while Penta fetches a trash can for himself.

Penta SMACKS Nick with the can! And then he SMACKS Omega with the can! And then he SMACKS Matt with the can! Fans fire up while Fenix brings Nick and Omega over. Penta ROCKS Omega with forearms, Pac storms up and brings Omega around. Pac suplexes Omega onto wood pallets! Both men writhe from that double-edged move! Penta SUPERKICKS Matt, Fenix SMACKS Nick with a trash can lid! Death Triangle coordinate, and Pac climbs the racks while the Lucha Brothers bring the Bucks together. Pac reaches the top, to ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Direct hit on both Bucks and Penta shouts, “CERO! MIEDO!”

The Lucha Brothers move the catering table around, and then Penta smacks Matt off the tables! Matt throws body shots then smacks Penta off the table in return. Fenix runs in but Matt back drops him through the table! Not the cookies! Matt kicks Fenix down the way, Nick CLUBS Pac onto a road case. Nick throws down more hands then coordinates with Matt. Nick shoves the road case and Pac goes for a ride, into a SUPERKICK from Matt! Matt then covers on the case, but Penta SUPERKICKS it apart! Matt staggers around, Penta stomps him, and then smacks him off another table. But now Nick climbs up the racks!

Penta reels Matt in, shouts “CERO! MIEDO!” but Nick leaps to FLYING SEATED SENTON Penta through that table! Not the Doritos! Cover, TWO!! Penta survives and Nick clutches an elbow from that hard landing. The Bucks coordinate again, they beat up on Pac, and then go after Penta. Where are Omega and Fenix? Penta throws a recycling bin at Nick! Matt brings Pac around to gorilla and throws haymakers! Matt brings Pac up the steps, Nick brings Penta, and fans fire up finally getting to see this with their own eyes! The brawling continues on the stage, but Penta KICKS Nick’s leg! Matt ROCKS Pac, Pac ROCKS Matt!

Wait! Fenix reappears! He’s on top of the tunnels! Fans fire up as Fenix takes aim, and Death Triangle shouts together, “CERO! MIEDO!” But the Bucks DOUBLE SUPERKICK Pac and Penta! Only to turn around and see Fenix! Fenix TORNILLOS!! Direct hit on everyone, and those five are down on the stage! Fans are thunderous, but here comes Omega! V-TRIGGER on Fenix!! Fans are electric as Omega CLUBS away on Pac! Omega brings Pac around, reels him in, gets him up, but Pac slips free! Pac kicks low, but Omega suplexes! Pac slips out, waistlocks, and GERMAN SUPLEXES to the ramp! Bridging cover, but Matt breaks it!

Matt hobbles, he grits his teeth and drags Pac up. Pac ROCKS Matt, “This is Awesome!” as the brawling continues. Pac gets the edge, then swings, but Matt ducks to NORTHERN LIGHTS! And then the Polar Express starts down the ramp! Fans fire up as Matt goes again and again and again! Fenix runs in, but Matt just adds him to the clinch! Penta rushes up behind Matt, but Nick FLIES over to CLOBBER Penta!! DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS onto Penta! Bridging cover, TWO!! The Death Triangle survives and AEW goes picture in picture!

Michael Nakazawa appears and he checks on Omega while Brandon Cutler checks on Matt. Nick drags Fenix up and puts him into the ring. Nick then drags Penta and puts him in the ring, too. Nick gets in, followed by Matt. They have Penta and Fenix in corners, they both climb up, and they both rain down fists! Surely fans count to “OCHO!” but then Penta dumps Nick out before ten! Fenix dumps Matt at ten! The Lucha Bros go out after the Bucks while Omega and Pac make it to ringside. Pac smacks Omega off the apron hard! Omega clutches his nose while Penta and Nick fight into the crowd! Fenix CHOPS Matt while he takes a seat against railing!

Fenix CHOPS Matt again, and Penta KICKS Nick up the steps! Penta CHOKES Nick with a fan’s scarf! Pac puts Omega in the ring, fans want “Uno Mas!” from Fenix so he CHOPS Matt again! Pac CHOKES Omega on the ropes! Penta uses a fan’s CRUTCH to choke Nick now! Penta lets off, Pac digs his boot into Omega, and Fenix BITES Matt’s forehead! Matt breaks free and ROCKS Fenix! Penta returns to ringside, Pac storms up on Omega, but Omega CHOPS back! Dynamite returns to single picture as Pac SOBATS! Pac BOOTS Omega, Penta gets in the ring, and they bring Omega up. Penta KICKS Omega’s leg out!

Fenix knocks Matt down, and he goes looking under the ring. Penta fishhooks Omega while Fenix brings out a trash can. Fenix hands that to Pac, and Pac brings that over to Omega. They put the can on Omega! Then TRIPLE BASEMENT DROPKICK! Cover, TWO!! Omega is still in this but still in the can! Omega gets out of the can, fans rally up and Fenix BOOTS Matt off the apron. Fans chant and duel, “CERO! MIEDO!” “THE ELITE!” but Omega fights back with body shots. Penta eggs him on, then CHOPS him! Penta wags his finger, whips, but Omega reverses to send Penta out! Fenix runs in but Omega tosses him out, too!

Pac dodges Omega to SOBAT! Pac has Omega in the corner, whips him corner to corner, but Omega goes up and over and Nick returns with a SHINING WIZARD! GAMANGIRI! FOREARM! Penta returns to SUPERKICK the bulldog down! Penta runs again to SLINGBLADE Nick down! Matt returns, he dodges Penta to RUNNING DESTROYER!! But Fenix FROG SPLASHES!! But Omega CLOBBERS Fenix! Omega gets around Pac, SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Fans are thunderous again as Omega snarls! Pac sits up in a daze, Omega grabs the trash can! Omega SMACKS Pac with the can!

Pac drops to his knees, Omega puts the can on Pac now! Omega takes aim, BANG! Omega runs side to side, FULL METAL V-TRIGGER! Pac flops over, but Omega gut wrenches him back up! DOCTOR BOMB on the trash can!! Cover, TWO!?!? Pac survives and Omega is furious! Omega drags Pac up to the Electric Chair, but Penta trips Omega up! Omega and Pac fall, Penta drags Omega out and reels him in! Fenix is on the apron, “CERO! MIEDO!” DOUBLE STOMP FEAR FACTOR to the floor!! Cover, but the Bucks break it! Nick knees Fenix low, puts him in the ring, and the Bucks go after him together. But Fenix goes Matrix to avoid the superkicks!

Fenix ducks the double clothesline, Nick back drops Fenix but Fenix uses that to RANA Matt away! Fenix then somersault CUTTERS Nick! Fenix DIVES out onto Omega and Nakazawa!! Fans are thunderous all over again! Nick goes to the apron, Penta is there to SUPERKICK him! Penta reels Nick in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Nick fights out with a back drop! Penta hits the apron, Matt brings him around to gut wrench! Nick runs in to flip, MELTZER DRIVER to the floor!! Cover, PAC BREAKS IT!! Nick drags Pac up but Pac knees low! Pac sends Nick into the railing! Pac puts Matt in the ring, and storms up to BOOT him in the corner!

Matt is down, Pac goes up! Fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow! Pac is up top, SHOOTING- NO, Matt moves! Nick CHUCKS a chair at Pac’s head!! Matt gives the chair back, Nick CHUCKS it at Penta’s head!! Fans are torn but the Bucks sit Penta up, B T E TRIGGER!!! Cover, Pac breaks it again!! Fans are electric but the Bucks are freaking out! SUPERKICK to Pac! Nick goes to the apron, Matt has his choice. Matt drags Pac up, fans want tables, but Mat waves bye bye. Gut wrench, Nick jumps up, but Pac switches with Matt! Nick stops himself, Matt switches back, but Pac elbows free!

Nick grabs at Pac, Matt rushes in, Pac slips away! The SUPERKICK hits Nick!! Pac rolls Matt up, TWO?!?! INTO THE BRUTALIZER!!!! Omega has Fenix up over an entryway in front of the fans!! Matt endures, Omega Electric Chair Lifts! ONE WINGED ANGEL down through tables!!! Cover, THE ELITE WINS!!!

Winners: The Elite, by pinfall (the series is TIED, 3-3)

But wait, Pac and Matt don’t know this is over! Matt is still enduring the Brutalizer, he TAPS! But it doesn’t matter! Pac hears The Elite’s song and is PISSED!! Now this goes to the final round, ESCALERA DE LA MUERTE!! A ladder match in Los Angeles will settle this once and for all! Who will truly and finally be THE AEW World Trios Championships in the New Year?

 

The Acclaimed debuts a new music video!

Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn fire back at “Triple J!” “A lot of people wanna know, whatchu doing on a show when you haven’t been relevant since 2004? Spending my days working hard on the go. Yo, it’s Platinum on the mic, going hard on these hos. Hey, Double J, you a Double A-hole. Really thinking you can beat Acclaimed? No! ‘Bout to have you tapping like a Morse code. I stay scheming like I’m Global Force gold. You’re a carny, ripping people off every minute. … to the top of the mountain for this ass whooping. The Last Outlaw’s last match, last booking. Slap you so hard ’til my palms hurt. You’re the worst Jeffrey since Dahmer.

“Filling up words is just your way of life. And you stealing money like it’s Kurt Angle’s wife. R-A-S-S-L-E rassler, couldn’t draw a dime in my time, you a bastard. You’re a carny, Jeff, you’re the master. The Acclaimed, we always get the last word. I pimp slap you, turn your hat backwards. I’m a have you seeing stars like a password. Still here in 2020, what? That’s absurd. Got me laughing so hard, make my abs hurt.

“Wait. What do we have here? It’s Ring of Honor’s top guy from their bad years. Jay Lethal’s only known for imitating dudes. 20 year veteran and no one’s imitating you. Lost to Flair, he was 74. By the way, Jay, my elbow is better than yours. I got over, I didn’t have to copy Macho. When I’m on the top rope, you’ve been in TNA so long you’ve got Stockholm Syndrome. Split you like a wishbone. Jarrett, I’m a slap deez nuts on your chin bone. Carry the guitar, can’t play one lick. Only thing that you Stroke is your little ass-” Ohhh! “R-A-S-S-L-E rassler, couldn’t draw a dime in my time, you a bastard. You’re a carny, Jeff, you’re the master. The Acclaimed, we always get the last word.”

And last word they did get! But who will have the last laugh when The Acclaimed take on Jarrett & Lethal once and for all?

 

Ruby Soho & Willow Nightingale VS TayJay!

The Runaway wants revenge on the Jericho Appreciation Society’s snotty divas, and she’s recruited the powerhouse of positivity! Will Ruby & Willow both get even with #TayJayAS? Or will they not appreciate the sports entertainment shenanigans here tonight?

The teams sort out and fans fire up as Willow starts against Tay Melo. They circle, approach, but Tay dodges to do a dance. Fans boo but Tay and Willow go again. Tay dodges then twerks! But Willow waistlocks! Tay switches, Willow pries the hold open and smiles as she switches back. Willow THROWS Tay, then shows Tay how to twerk! Willow whips, Tay reverses but Willow kicks Tay away! Willow GRIZZLY MAGNUMS, then she runs, but Soho tags in. Willow stops, not happy Soho killed the momentum. Soho apologizes but she wants after Tay that badly. Tay eggs Soho on, but then runs away!

Fans boo and Tay takes her time returning. Tay tags Jay and Ruby says what the hell. They tie up, go around, end up on ropes, and Ruby throws Jay down! Ruby rains down fists! Fans fire up, Soho headlocks but Jay powers out. Ruby runs Jay over and then rains down the fists again! Fans fire up, Ruby headlocks but Jay powers out. Ruby reverses, puts Jay in the corner, and ROCKS Jay with a right! Willow reaches out, so Ruby tags her in! Ruby whips Willow in to clothesline Jay! Snapmare, PENALTY KIKC, and then Willow brings Jay around to scoop and SLAM! Fans fire up, Willow tags Soho, and they combine, WHEELBARROW SPLASH! Cover, TWO!

Jay survives but Soho bumps her off buckles. Tag back to Willow, Ruby holds Jay in place and Willow runs in to back body block! Willow snapmares, then BOOTS Jay down! Willow runs, and she SPLASHES! Cover, TWO! Willow drags Jay up, but Tay trips Soho before the tag! Jay slips free to CHOP BLOCK Willow! Jay rains down fists, CHOKES Willow, but the ref counts. Jay lets off and drags Willow up to bump her off buckles. Jay bumps Willow off more buckles, then CHOKES her in the corner! Willow pushes Jay away but Jay UPPERCUTS! Tag to Tay but fans rally for Willow. Tay digs her boot in, lets off at 4, and then brings Willow out.

Willow fires off hands, waistlocks, but Tay fights the lift! Tay switches and CLUBS Willow down, and Tay taunts Soho while AEW goes picture in picture.

Tay kicks Willow around, taunts her, and then digs Willow’s face into the mat! The ref reprimands but then Tay rains down fists! Cover, TWO! Tay tags Jay, they bring Willow around and DOUBLE SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Jay drags Willow up, bumps her off buckles, and she ROCKS Willow with a right! Jay digs her boot in, tags Tay, and then Tay ROCKS Willow! Tay CLUBS away on Willow, runs in, but Willow dodges! Tay’s boot hits buckles! Willow rolls Tay up, TWO! Tay hurries to BOOT Willow down! Jay applauds, then Tay CHOKES Willow on ropes! The ref counts, Tay lets off at 4, and AEW goes to break.

Dynamite returns and Willow fights Jay’s full nelson! Fans fire up as Willow breaks free, but Jay throws her by her hair! Jay bumps Willow off buckles, UPPERCUTS, then tags Tay. Jay whips Tay in to back body block! Tay tags Jay back in, Jay runs in to HEEL KICK! Willow falls, Jay covers, TWO! Fans rally but Jay is losing her cool! Jay drags Willow up but Willow throws body shots. Jay CLUBS Willow, but swings into a clinch! Willow LARIATS point blank! Fans are thunderous as Willow crawls, hot tags to Tay and Ruby! Ruby SPEARS Tay! Ruby rains down fists! Tay gets up, Ruby dodges her to ROCK her! Ruby bobs ‘n’ weaves, ROCKS Tay again and again and again!

Fans fire up as Ruby short arm FOREARMS! Tay goes down but Ruby fires up! Fans cheer as Ruby drags Tay up to whip her into the corner. Ruby runs in but Tay dodges! Ruby goes up to DEADLY NIGHTSHADE! Ruby then runs to scare Jay off! Jay runs away, gest in the ring, Ruby pursues, and she gets Jay for an STO! But Tay grabs at Ruby! NO FUTURE! Cover, TWO!! Tay survives Ruby’s kick! Jay DECKS Ruby! Willow CLOBBERS Jay! Tay BOOTS Willow! All four women are down and fans fire up again! A standing count starts on Tay and Ruby, all four women stir at 4 of 10. Jay drags Ruby up but Willow throws Jay out!

Tay kicks at Willow but Willow blocks it! Willow hands the leg off to Ruby, Ruby throws the leg down to KNEE Tay! Willow ENZIGURIS Tay into Ruby’s ripcord! ROUNDHOUSE and SAIDO!! Cover, Jay gets past Willow to break it! Willow drags Jay up but Jay throws Willow out now! Ruby reels Jay in to fire forearms, but Jay wrenches to HOOK KICK! Tay hits a DD TAY!! Cover, but Willow barrels in to break it!! Jay and Willow brawl outside, Willow has the edge! Willow suplexes Jay to the floor! Ruby CHOPS Tay! Tay CHOPS Ruby! Fans rally for Ruby as she CHOPS again! Tay CHOPS again! Ruby roars to CHOP!

Tay CHOPS! Ruby HEADBUTTS! Tay HEADBUTTS! Ruby and Tay DOUBLE HEADBUTT!! Tay falls, Ruby falls on the cover! TWO!!! Tay survives!! Jay and Willow still brawl, Jay POSTS Willow! Jay goes looking under the ring for something. Jay finds a chair! But Willow ducks the chairshot! Jay mule kicks Willow, but the ref grabs the chair from her! But Tay gets her own chair! Tay throws the chair at Ruby and Ruby catches it, so Tay BOOTS it into Ruby!! Tay hides the evidence, she drags Ruby up to Gory Especial! TAY K O!! Cover, TayJay wins!!

Winners: TayJay, by pinfall

Tay gives Ruby a kiss on the forehead to say goodnight, but it took a little help from weapons to get this one done. TayJay flip off the fans as they boo, will the Jericho Appreciation Society continue to do what they want how they want?

 

Backstage interview with Austin & Colten Gunn.

Lexi Nair catches them on their way out, and asks them why they’re leaving now. Oh, they have a reservation to catch. They’re still in party mode after proving they are THE best tag team in the world! Lexi asks if they mean that big win over FTR, and yes, they do. They will address that next week. The Gunns exit the arena, Lexi hopes they have fun. Will the Ass Boys party their asses off before getting back to business in the New Year?

 

Rampage has a huge New Year’s Smash planned, too!

On top of the All-Atlantic Championship of Cassidy VS Trent, and the 1v1 of Swerve VS Yuta, we are getting an AEW TBS Championship match! Jade Cargill VS Kiera Hogan! Will the former Baddie prove that #ThatBitch can be beaten?

 

Backstage interview with Ricky Starks.

Renee brings up the first Dynamite of 2023 kicking the year off with Starks VS Jericho, “arguably the toughest opponent of your career so far.” What are Starks’ feelings about that match? Starks says he feels a lot better than Action, “who was the victim of a fireball last week due to JAS. I mean, what do you expect from a group like that? So I’m gonna do for him what he can’t do for himself, and that’s get a little revenge in Seattle next week.” Starks tells Chris to understand this: He does appreciate the compliment, Starks IS a star. Obviously! But he’s a star Jericho can’t control, and that is what Jericho doesn’t like.

Jericho doesn’t like the fact that Starks can think for himself. Jericho is not putting an end to any Starks experiment, because there is no experiment to be had. But what Starks can say is that January 4th will be a master class of when Starks whoops Jericho’s ass! “The legend himself. Well legend to legend, let me tell you this: I have a big mouth and a bad attitude. Because I am Absolute Ricky Starks, and I am the one who is gonna take Chris Jericho down several notches. Why? Because I can.” The Absolute is confident, but will The Wizard have some tricks up his sleeve to break that spirit?

 

AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS Wardlow!

Once upon a time, two great singles champions became a dominant duo because they had to fight common enemies. But in an ironic twist, these two clashed over the common goal of total title domination! The Samoan Submission Specialist struck first, and that struck a chord with the Maestro of Mayhem. It was a sour note, and the music only grew more ominous after a Triple Threat allowed Joe to dethrone Wardlow without pinning Wardlow. But after the cheap shot with the lead pipe, will the self-proclaimed King of Television still reign over both AEW and ROH? Or will he find that no matter what, this is still Wardlow’s World?

The music hits, but where is Wardlow? Is the damage to the leg too much? Joe grabs the mic to say, “Ladies and gentlemen, it is I, your one true King of Television. And unfortunately tonight, it looks like Wardlow is suffering from a little bit of stage fright and he won’t be out here right now.” Fans boo, they know what really happened. Joe says he asked around, scrambled to find a substitute opponent, he even called up the Denver Broncos to see if they wanted to send somebody. But let’s face it! Denver’s taken enough L’s this season as it is! WAIT! Here comes Wardlow!! Medics are telling him not to but he slaps one away!

Referees and production staff try to stop Wardlow now but he pushes them aside, he’s going right to the ring! Fans cheer on “WARD~LOW!” and he goes right after Joe! The bell rings and the fight is on! Wardlow fires off hands on Joe, Joe scrambles to a corner but Wardlow RAMS into him! And again and again! Wardlow ROCKS Joe, Joe tumbles! Wardlow hobbles, he CLUBS Joe, then whips Joe to ropes. Wardlow runs Joe over on one leg! Fans still sing “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” and Joe KICKS at the leg! And again! Joe runs, but Wardlow manages a SPINEBUSTER! Wardlow rains down fists from all sides!

Wardlow roars and fans fire up! Adrenaline must be helping Wardlow fight through the pain as he drags Joe back up. Wardlow ROCKS Joe with a right and Joe falls against ropes! Wardlow CHOKES Joe, lets off at the ref’s count, and Wardlow slaps his leg to keep it hot. Wardlow throws body shots, then goes corner to corner, but into the URENAGE! Fans fire up, Joe snarls and scowls as he looms over Wardlow. Joe drags Wardlow up to CHOP! Wardlow snarls, Joe CHOPS again! And again! Wardlow stands up! Joe runs, Wardlow LARIATS him down! Fans fire up and Wardlow CLUBS Joe!

Wardlow RAMS into Joe, and again, and again! Wardlow throws body shots and haymakers, but he lets off as the ref counts. Wardlow storms back up on Joe, whips him corner to corner but Joe reverses and he picks Wardlow up! Joe ties up the legs, for a KNEEBREAKER! Wardlow writhes as he clutches the bad leg, and Joe scowls as AEW goes picture in picture.

Wardlow flops out of the ring, Joe wants the ref to check him. The ref checks Wardlow, then he calls over Doc Sampson. Joe soaks up the heat as Sampson checks the bad leg. Wardlow is in pain but he doesn’t want it to end like this. The ref calls in more assistance, Wardlow may not have a choice. The medics from earlier are ringside and Joe smirks as he watches from the corner. Wardlow’s leg is in a lot of pain as they check him, but Wardlow drags himself up. The medics keep checking him, but Wardlow DECKS one! Wardlow snarls and he hobbles up the steel steps! Fans rally as Wardlow gets in the ring, and Joe is right on him!

The behemoths brawl, Joe wraps the bad leg around the ropes! The ref counts while Wardlow can only flail and endure! Joe lets off at 4, Wardlow falls to the floor! The ref has Joe stay back and Wardlow drags himself back up again. Dynamite returns to single picture and the ring count is 4 of 10. Wardlow stands at 5, Sampson still isn’t sure about this but Wardlow walks off the pain. Wardlow slides in at “OCHO!” and Joe stomps him for it! Joe stomps Wardlow more and more, going after the bad leg! Joe KICKS the bad leg, but Wardlow drags himself up the ropes. Joe KICKS the leg again!

Wardlow goes to the corner, Joe CHOPS him! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Joe smirks and he snapmares Wardlow, to then get the toehold! Wardlow endures, even as Joe punches the knee. Wardlow grabs the ROPEBREAK, Joe lets off quickly. Joe is toying with Wardlow at this point, and he stalks Wardlow to a corner. Joe HEADBUTTS Wardlow, then hoists him up top. Joe CHOPS Wardlow, JABS him, then CHOPS again! Joe JABS, CHOPS, repeat! The ref counts, Joe lets off, and then Joe climbs up. Joe positions Wardlow on the top rope, but Wardlow throws body shots! Wardlow HEADBUTTS Joe down!

Fans fire up and Wardlow adjusts. Wardlow gets his leg to work, for the SWANTON BOMB! But the leg keeps him from making the cover! Both men are down and fans rally as the standing count starts. The count hits 5 of 10 before either man sits up. They stand at 7, and Joe storms up to ROCK Wardlow! Wardlow ROCKS Joe! Joe ROCKS Wardlow! Joe fires off a flurry, then swings, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX!! Wardlow somehow manages one, then he GERMAN SUPLEXES again! Wardlow hurries after Joe, whips him corner to corner, then runs in to clothesline! Wardlow whips corner to corner again, Joe reverses, but Wardlow goes up!? WHISPER IN THE WIND!!

Fans fire up as Wardlow hits Joe! Cover, TWO!! Wardlow can’t believe it but Joe is still in this! Wardlow drags himself up the ropes and fans are rallying behind him. Joe staggers up, Wardlow winds up to- NO, Joe gets under the lariat to COQUINA- NO, Wardlow snapmares free! HEADBUTT! Wind-up, LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Joe survives and Wardlow is frustrated. Wardlow throws up the Too Sweet, but Joe sweeps the legs! No shoutout to whoever Wardlow was signaling, and Joe smirks. Joe KICKS Wardlow in the side! Then CHOPS him in the corner! Joe hoists Wardlow back up, climbs up after him, but Wardlow slips under!

Wardlow brings Joe off the corner for a POWERBOMB!! Fans are thunderous again but can Wardlow get another one? Wardlow brings Joe up, reels him in, and tries to lift, but the leg gives out! Joe CHOP BLOCKS the leg! Joe then drags Wardlow into the COQUINA CLUTCH!! Wardlow flails, but he’s already red! Wardlow fades, he’s OUT! Joe wins!

Winner: Samoa Joe, by submission (still AEW TNT Champion)

We are still in the #TwoBeltJoe Era! Of course, Joe had to use some insurance with that lead pipe earlier tonight. Wardlow wakes up and is frustrated, but Joe looks at Wardlow as he drags himself up. Wardlow turns to see Joe, and Joe nods? But then Joe CLOBBERS Wardlow with the belt! Just when it looked like he was respecting his opponent, Joe doubles down! And then he goes looking under the ring! Joe brings out a toolbox!? And he brings out duct tape and straps, but that’s not good enough. Joe grabs scissors?! Joe smirks and he goes into the ring! Joe took the title from Wardlow, and now he’s going to take Wardlow’s hair!?

The ref tells Joe no but Joe HEADBUTTS him!! Joe is probably going to face a fine or even suspension, but he doesn’t care! He cuts off Wardlow’s top knot!! Joe is not a man of culture, and he’s not king! He’s a dictator! BUT HERE COMES DARBY ALLIN!? Joe watches for the Relentless One at the ramp, but Darby slides in from the crowd side! SKATEBOARD SMACK!! Fans are thunderous as Joe tumbles out of the ring! Darby dares Joe to come back for more, and he holds up the TNT title! Darby is coming back for the title that built him, but will he be able to tear down the tyrant of television that is Samoa Joe?


My Thoughts:

A great episode for AEW and especially as the New Year’s Smash final episode of 2022. Great promos from Jericho and Starks to set up their match for next week, the first episode of 2023 and the first episode of the new AEW look. I guess I’ll have to change my thumbnail to match, too… But Starks VS Jericho is going to be awesome stuff, and it can go either way while still pushing the story along. Good promo from Hangman and the Dark Order, with Hangman of course assuming Renee is that biased towards her husband, Moxley. Claudio & Moxley VS Top Flight was a great tag match, but of course the BCC wins. Moxley and Hangman are just building and building towards their match, that is going to be great stuff.

Bryan VS Ethan was a great opener, but of course MJF was watching from the skybox. Bryan of course won the match, but I did like that Ethan was shouting at MJF at a point, too. MJF has nothing but enemies, other than “the hottest chick in Colorado,” AKA Ms. Daddi Doom. But MJF will still be facing Faces more than Heels. MJF VS Bryan is going to be great stuff whenever it happens, but I have a feeling MJF makes Bryan jump through hoops like he has every other rival. And Yuta calling out Swerve is great, their match is going to be really good, but I don’t know why we didn’t get the name of the third man in Mogul Affiliates. Or an explanation as to why Parker left Trustbusters to join Swerve.

Good backstage promo from Best Friends and the Superbad Couple. I did find it interesting that Trent would bring up some kind of linear succession for contention, and that Cassidy was okay with it. Sabian is of course going to play them against each other and pick the bones of the winner, which I feel is going to be Cassidy. Then we can finally get Cassidy VS Sabian for the title, probably as part of the first Rampage of 2023. And then Cassidy finally beats Sabian and moves on to another feud. And great Acclaimed music video, Caster is so good, I had a hard time keeping up with him on this one.

Another good win for Hook, Baylum Lynx is a great name and he has a good look. But even more obvious than Hook winning was that Moriarty & Morrissey were going to go out there after him. But then Jungle Boy runs out to help him, and I like that he had a two-by-four rather than a chair or kendo stick. That much makes it more believable this time that The Firm backed down. As I’ve said, that coming tag match will be good stuff, and then we’ll get great singles matches after that. Decent promo from the Gunns, and it was best they didn’t call out FTR because FTR was at the AAA event, Noche de Campeons, AKA Night of Champions.

By the way, FTR have LOST the AAA World Tag Team titles, their 2022 ends with them having nothing. This will be all the more reason they go after Austin & Colten with a vengeance and then burn a trail back up to the AEW World Tag titles. And we got just an awesome, awesome Falls Count Anywhere Trios match. I liked that they brawled backstage to start this, and naturally it moved towards the ring. Great use of the ramp, too, with Matt hitting the Northern Lights Polar Express all the way to ringside, but also Nick jumping over Matt to hit Penta. And the finish was awesome stuff, with Matt lasting long enough for Omega to take out Fenix and get the win. Brilliant stuff, and that ladder match to finish this is going to be amazing.

Great tag match from Ruby & Willow VS TayJay, and I did like the minor moment of dysfunction from the new team. Ruby and Willow still meshed together well, but of course TayJay cheats to win as the Heels in the situation. Pretty sure we get another match, and maybe we get separate singles matches there, too. Meanwhile, while I’m glad we’re seeing Jade VS Kiera for the TBS title on Rampage, I’m disappointed they didn’t build a story to that. Where was the promo from Kiera telling us she and The Baddies protected Jade and Jade was ungrateful? Where was Jade snapping back at her? where was even one brawl to set this match up? Where’s the change in the Women’s Division booking?

I was a bit surprised the TNT title is the main event and not the Trios match. But Joe and Wardlow have been building this for some time, and the TNT title is still a big deal. And while Wardlow losing is a shame because of how much the crowd loved him tonight, this is that reverse psychology booking. Wardlow isn’t being buried, he’s being built back up because of how he almost overcame having his leg busted by that pipe. But in the end, Joe wins and adds insult to injury by chopping off the man bun! But at the same time, great attack from Darby to have Joe reeling. Darby and Joe are going to have a great feud, and that probably could go either way.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (2/24/24)

The Collision Cowboys ride again!

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Can Papa Gunn breathe with the Switchblade?

The Bang Bang Scissor Gang wants to run AEW, but they need to prove they can work together, no matter what! Will Jay White, Colten & Billy make a winning combination?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • No Disqualifications: Sammy Guevara VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs; Hobbs wins.
  • FTR VS Shane Taylor Promotions; FTR wins.
  • Thunder Rosa VS Ladybird Monroe; Rosa wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Jay White, Colten Gunn & Billy Gunn VS The Iron Savages & Jacked Jameson; White, Colten & Billy win.
  • Bryan Keith VS Malakai Black; Malakai wins.
  • Serena Deeb VS Lady Frost; Deeb wins.
  • Bryan Danielson VS Jun Akiyama; Bryan wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

No Disqualifications: Sammy Guevara VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs!

Just last night on Rampage, The Spanish God called out the Don Callis Family, and then got jumped by the Don Callis Family! Callis and the rest of the family has been banned from ringside, as has Chris Jericho, this must be settled between Sammy and Hobbs! Will there be anything left of Sammy to return home to his wife and daughter? Or will The Book of Hobbs call for no mercy and no remains?

The moment Hobbs hops off the corner, Sammy JUMP KNEES! The bell rings, Sammy runs up to JUMP KNEE again! Hobbs staggers around, but he catches Sammy to TOSS him to a corner! Hobbs runs in, Sammy dodges and RAMS in! Sammy ENZIGIRS, Hobbs staggers, and Sammy springboards, FLYING CUTTER! The fans fire up as Hobbs staggers back to his feet. Sammy runs up to clothesline Hobbs and himself out of the ring! Sammy shouts, “I’m a freakin’ Collider now!” Sammy gets the steel steps in place and the fans fire up. Sammy comes back to whip Hobbs but Hobbs reverses! Sammy leaps the steps!

Hobbs runs up, but Sammy sends him into railing! Sammy repositions the steps, gets space and runs in, to use the steps to LEAP! But Hobbs catches Sammy, and WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM on the steps!! Sammy writhes and flounders away but Hobbs tells the ref to get outta the way. The fans boo, Hobbs soaks it up, and Hobbs drags Sammy up. Hobbs says Sammy wanted this, and he brings Sammy around to DECK him with a haymaker! The fans duel, Hobbs scoops Sammy, APRON POWERSLAM! And again! And again! Hobbs then SLINGS Sammy into railing! The fans fire up as Hobbs says one more time!

Hobbs hauls Sammy back up, for a fake out. Hobbs doesn’t do what the fans want him to do, he does what he wants. Hobbs moves the other set of steps around, brings Sammy back up, and Hobbs whips Sammy hard into railing! Hobbs asks Kevin Kelley what he’s going on about but Kevin isn’t sure Hobbs means. Hobbs tells Kevin to stand up so Kevin does, and then Hobbs demands Kevin hand over his belt. His belt? Hobbs tells him again, give over the belt. Kevin gives in and hands said belt over. Hobbs then takes the belt and uses it to LASH Sammy on the back! Fans are torn but Hobbs LASHES Sammy again!

Sammy writhes, Nigel tells Kevin this is his fault. Hobbs winds up, Sammy dodges the belt to SUPERKICK! And SUPERKICK again! Sammy grabs a chair, and he SMACKS Hobbs with it! And then HEADSHOT! Hobbs flounders against railing but the fans fire up as Sammy stalks him. Sammy tosses Hobbs the chair to KICK it into him! Then Sammy cravats, uses the steps, but Hobbs turns the cutter into a TOSS over the railing! Sammy’s leg clips the top, but Hobbs hauls him back up and over! But Sammy slips free, and CUTTERS to the steps!! Sammy gets the belt now and he LASHES Hobbs in return!

Sammy then goes looking under the ring, and he brings out a table! The fans fire up as Sammy sets the table up nearby. Sammy has security move aside, so he can slide that chair off the table and into Hobbs! Sammy then adds another table! If one is good, more must be better! The fans fire up with Sammy as he has those side by side. Hobbs goes to the apron but Sammy climbs up. Sammy aims and leaps, but Hobbs catches him again!! And he SPINEBUSTERS Sammy through the tables!!! All of Springfield, Missouri lose their minds while the ref checks on both men, and Collision goes picture in picture!

Hobbs snarls as he slowly rises up out of the wreckage. Sammy stirs but Hobbs clears out the debris to bring him up. Hobbs HEADBUTTS Sammy and Sammy staggers away. Sammy gets in the ring but Hobbs pursues. Hobbs climbs the corner?! Hobbs then FLYING LARIATS! The Powerhouse proves he can fly, then he covers, TWO!! Sammy survives but Hobbs grinds him into the mat! Hobbs talks trash on Sammy while he fishhooks the nose and pulls on the ear! Hobbs then drags Sammy up, whips him to a corner hard, and Sammy drops to his knees. Hobbs looms over Sammy, eggs him on, and the fans rally up.

Hobbs talks more trash, stands Sammy back up, and Hobbs whips Sammy hard into another corner! Collision returns to single picture as Sammy crawls around. Hobbs looms over Sammy again, slaps him around, and then whips him into another corner! Hobbs runs up, Sammy dodges and Hobbs hits buckles! Sammy uses the corner to help in the torture rack! Fans fire up as Sammy carries Hobbs, and GO TO HOSPITAL!! Cover, TWO?!? Hobbs survives and Sammy is shocked! The fans rally as Sammy hurries to find himself something more. Sammy takes a monitor from the timekeeper!

Sammy brings the equipment into the ring, MONITOR SHOT!! But that’s not enough so Sammy looks around outside. He finds another table! The fans are thunderous as table number three is put in the ring. Sammy hurries after Hobbs but Hobbs LARIATS Sammy inside-out! Hobbs storms around, grabs the table for his own and sets that up near a corner. Hobbs goes back for Sammy as the fans rally up, and Hobbs hauls Sammy up. Sammy JAWBREAKERS back! Hobbs wobbles, but Sammy SUPERKICKS! Hobbs still wobbles, so Sammy springboards and FLYING- NO, Hobbs catches him again! WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM!! Cover, TWO!!!

Sammy survives and now Hobbs is furious! Hobbs runs to BOOT Sammy down! Hobbs goes out while Sammy flops off the apron. Hobbs looks around under the ring, and he brings out a fourth table! The fans fire up as Hobbs brings this one to the ramp side. Hobbs sets that up, stomps Sammy to keep him down, then he goes to fetch a fifth table! The fans are thunderous, this might be the most tables in a non-table match! Hobbs hauls Sammy up, scoops him, and aims, but Sammy slips free to POST Hobbs first! Sammy fires up again while Hobbs staggers around. Sammy chugs a fan’s beer, then SMASHES Hobbs with the bottle!

The fans fire up as Hobbs ends up on the tables! The fans give Sammy another beer, to SMASH it on Hobbs again! Sammy then goes looking under the ring, and he brings out a LADDER! The fans are loving it, because now we’ve entered TLC territory! Sammy gets that ladder in the ring while the fans lose their minds! Sammy moves table number three outta the way so he can stand his ladder up. And it’s a big ladder! Fans chant “Please Don’t Die!” because this is extra crazy even for Sammy! Sammy climbs to the second highest rung, takes aim, and shoutout to Jeff Hardy! SUPER SWANTON BOMB through the tables!!!

The fans lose their minds all over again as the ref checks Sammy. Sammy gets Hobbs up and into the ring and the fans fire up again. “This is Awesome!” as Sammy takes table number three and sets it back up! Hobbs flounders, Sammy pushes him onto that table and punches him down. Sammy then goes to the corner, which is comparatively short, but Hobbs shoves the ref into Sammy!! Sammy is stuck on the top rope and Hobbs snarls as he storms up after him! Hobbs brings Sammy up for the scoop! WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM THROUGH THE TABLE!! Cover, Hobbs wins!!

Winner: “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs, by pinfall

All that damage done to Hobbs and he still took the win! Is there no stopping the Don Callis Family with the Powerhouse behind it?

 

The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

Jon Moxley is with Claudio Castagnoli as he shares a story. “When Claudio first comes to America, he shows up at the gym to train with William Regal and Dave Taylor. When Dave pulls up, Claudio’s sitting on the front step, there’s no cars around. Dave says, ‘How’d you get here?’ Claudio says, ‘I walked.’ Dave says, ‘From the airport? 20+ miles?’ Claudio says, ‘Yeah.'” That was day one. You think 20 minutes is a lot to Claudio? It’s nothing, he’s a freak. Moxley is a freak in a different way, needing to get hit in the face a couple times just to wake up. And while Moxley’s not a sprinter, he can run all day and all night.

You will never win a war of attrition with the BCC. When it’s a game of who can endure, you have no chance. But the BCC don’t get paid by the hour and they don’t wanna wrestle like they do. So time limit draws for them are unsatisfactory. So congrats, FTR, you pissed them off! Good job. But if you wanna challenge them for Revolution, you wanna pay homage to tag team wrestling in one of the wrestling Meccas, Greensboro, North Carolina, they accept. The four of them will show the world that all that history is just that. This is 2024, this is AEW, the BCC are the elite of the elite, and this sport evolves.

Claudio, what’s Moxley thinking of right now? Well, tag team wrestling, Midnight Express, Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, Arn ‘n’ Tully, Crockett Promotions, its entire history. And about FTR, how they look to the past, how they wanna bring back the past. The BCC looks to the future. The BCC creates the style and the wrestling that they wanna see today. So FTR, if you wanna live in the past, fine. But if you wanna step into the future, that path is through them! And all you have to do is just be better than Moxley & Claudio.

Moxley also keeps thinking, that can’t be all that FTR had. Because it feels like they unloaded all their heavy artillery, every magazine, while the BCC barely pulled the trigger. If FTR want to be big names in Greensboro, then they’ll have to swim in deep, deep waters. Claudio tells FTR to bring the whole bag of tricks, because they’ll need it. The match is set, but just how far will both teams go to settle the score?

 

FTR VS Shane Taylor Promotions!

Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler are ready for another fight with the BCC, but for right now, they’ve got the STP! Will the #TopGuys still be FTR? Or will Lee Moriarty & Shane Taylor himself prove they’re in that conversation now?

The teams sort out and Dax starts against #TAIGASTYLE. Lee and Dax tie up, Lee waistlocks and headlocks, then wrenches to hammerlock. Lee shoves Dax then claps at him, but Dax keeps it cool. Dax tags Cash, Cash runs up but Lee avoids him. The two feel things out, tie up and go around, then break the deadlock. They reset, tie up again, and Lee wrenches to spin Cash and wrangle him. Lee steps over, has La Magistrol, TWO! Lee pushes Cash around and then dances at him. Cash storms up but Lee backs off. Lee smirks at Cash then resets with him. They tie up, Lee headlocks, but Cash powers out.

Cash drops, drops, and hurdles to then ELBOW Lee down! Then arm-drag! Cash has the armlock and he slaps Lee around. Cash tags Dax, whips Lee, drop toehold and elbow drop! Fans rally up and Dax brings Lee up. Dax wrenches but Lee powers him to the corner! Tag to Shane but Dax gets away. Shane and Dax circle, talk some trash, and tie up. Dax headlocks, Shane powers up and out, but Dax RAMS him! Shane says not today! Dax runs again, RAMS again, but Shane stays up. Dax RAMS Shane again, and again, but Shane scoops! Dax slips free, waistlocks, but Shane bucks the O’Conner. Dax ducks ‘n’ dodges, but stays back to avoid hands.

The fans fire up as Dax and Shane reset, tie up, and Dax headlocks. Shane powers up and out, Dax SHOTGUNS him! Shane comes back but Dax avoids the senton! Dax wrenches, but Shane LARIATS! Shane drags Dax up, tags Lee, and STP mugs Dax. Lee throws knees, snapmares Dax and basement dropkicks! Lee drags Dax up, ROCKS hi, but Dax puts him in a corner to CHOP! And CHOP! Dax brings Lee around, wrenches, but Lee ROCKS Dax! And CHOPS him! Dax CHOPS again! And again! Lee swings, Dax ducks and picks Lee up, but Shane tags in before the atomic drop! Lee hobbles away, Dax ROCKS Shane!

Dax runs up to whip Lee but Lee reverses. Dax rebounds off buckles to CLOBBER Lee, but Shane CLOBBERS Dax! Cover, TWO! Dax survives, Shane talks trash on Cash, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Shane drags Dax up, puts him in a corner, then winds up to CHOP! Dax sputters and Shane talks more trash. Shane stands Dax up, winds up, and CHOPS again! Shane keeps Dax in the corner, whips him corner to corner hard, and Dax falls back! Shane talks more trash to Cash but the ref keeps Cash back. Shane tags Lee, STP mugs Dax and Lee puts Dax in a corner. Lee fires forearms, then climbs up to rain down fists! Lee gloats but Dax CHOPS from below! Lee stomps but Dax CHOPS! They clinch, go around, and end up on ropes. Shane tags in, he throws hands on Dax! Shane scoops and SLAMS Dax, then stares Cash down while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Shane has Dax in a bearhug! Dax endures the squeeze but the fans rally up. The ref checks Dax, the hand drops once. The hand drops twice! But then Dax comes back to life! And he BITES Shane’s forehead! The ref reprimands but Shane lets Dax go. Dax back suplexes, but falls over under Shane! Shane covers, TWO! Tag to Lee, and STP gets Dax up. Lee whips Dax but Dax turns the back drop into a cradle! TWO, and Dax CHOPS! Dax puts on a SLEEPER, but Lee RAMS him iont a corner! Tag to Shane, Dax fires hands on STP! Dax swings, Lee gets around to IRON OCTOPUS!

Shane runs up to KNEE Dax! Dax staggers to a corner, Shane clotheslines, then URENAGES! Shane goes up the corner, Cash shouts to Dax, but Shane leaps! Shane FLOPS as Dax moves! Dax and Shane crawl, hot tag to Lee! Lee drags Dax back but Dax hops up and up and hot tags Cash! Cash rallies on Lee, JAB, JAB and HAYMAKER! HAYMAKER for Shane! CHOP for Lee! Cash UPPERCUTS Lee, CHOPS him, then brings Lee out to LARIAT! Shane storms up but Cash spins him and UPPERCUTS! Cash runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges and LARIATS Shane down! Fans fire up but Lee is back! Cash gets around, SLEEPER, into UPPERCUT!

Lee rebounds, into a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Lee survives and bails out while the fans fire up. Cash drags Lee up from the apron, suplexes, but Shane trips Cash! Lee lands on Cash, TWO! Lee waistlocks, Cash switches, but Lee switches! Cash bucks the O’Conner but Lee distracts the ref so Shane can DECK Cash! Lee rolls Cash up, TWO!!! Cash survives but Lee brings him up. Lee whips Cash at the corner but Cash BLASTS Shane! Cash goes up and over Lee, then does it again! Tag to Dax, sunset flip leads to the pop-up, BULLDOG BOMB! Cover, FTR wins!

Winners: FTR, by pinfall

BCC said FTR live in the past, but they used an old school finisher to win! Cash gets the mic now as the fans chant for FTR, and Cash says, “So a few weeks ago, Jon Moxley said, ‘Step up, and get stepped on.'” The fans boo that, but Cash tells Moxley, FTR is like a couple roaches. It’ll take much more than getting stepped to kill them! The fans cheer that! So that said, if BCC has anything more to say, they know where FTR’s gonna be. Dax tells Moxley & Claudio that he heard everything they had to say. They talked about differing styles and different eras, how FTR are throwbacks and the past is what they care about.

“That’s not what this is about. Moxley, you’ve been here since almost the beginning. For almost five years, you’ve been the king of AEW. This is your castle! This is your house, Mox! And I see you, Mox. And I see Claudio, and I see Bryan. I see you walk around the back, and people cower and they fear and they drop their eyes because they’re afraid of you. I think the reason you’re pissed off is you found a couple guys who ain’t scared of you.” The fans cheer that, too! FTR ain’t scared. But if Moxley is the king and this is his castle, it’s been said that to be a king, you gotta kill a king. So Revolution, FTR comes for the king’s head. #TopGuysOut!

The fans fire up as Dax & Cash are ready to be more elite than the elite of the elite! Will either team be left standing after the Revolution?

 

Thunder Rosa VS Ladybird Monroe!

La Mera Mera is ranked #2 in the Women’s Division, and we know the AEW Women’s World Championship is spoken for in terms of a challenger. Will Rosa then look to solidify her spot in the TBS Championship chase?

The bell rings and Rosa circles with Monroe. They tie up, go around, and Rosa waistlocks to SLAM Monroe down. Rosa then facelocks, waistlocks, but Monroe switches. Rosa pries the hold to switch, hammerlock, and then chicken wing! Rosa wants the crossface, too, but Monroe wrenches out to hammerlock back. Monroe pulls hair, talks trash and CLUBS Rosa. Rosa gets mad now. Monroe whips, Rosa reverses and CHOPS! Monroe goes to a corner, and Rosa CHOPS her again! Rosa fires off forearms then bumps Monroe off buckles! Rosa says this is how you climb the ladder! Rosa CHOPS Monroe again!

Rosa winds up but Monroe ducks this chop to stomp Rosa in return. Monroe pie faces and CHOPS Rosa, then CHOPS! Monroe winds up, UPPERCUTS, then snapmares! Monroe cartwheels but Rosa avoids the boot! Rosa rolls Monroe then basement KNEES Monroe down! The fans fire up and Rosa runs side to side, DROPKICK against ropes! Monroe sputters but Rosa drags her up. Fireman’s carry and DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Rosa roars, wants Monroe back up, and Monroe slowly rises. The fans rally as Rosa reels her in. Rosa puts on out, package and TIJUANA BOMB! Cover, Rosa wins!

Winner: Thunder Rosa, by pinfall

“You see this? I’m climbing the ladder, because as we know, Thunder Rosa knows how to work hard.” Rosa vows this is her time, will her comeback be unstoppable?

 

Backstage interview with Kris Statlander, Willow Nightingale & Stokely Hathaway.

Renee Paquette is with The Galaxy’s Greatest, The Babe with the Power and #BigStoke, bringing up the “choice words” from Skye Blue & Julia Hart last night on Rampage. What is their reaction? Stokely wants to start by saying he doesn’t appreciate that hostility. What happened last week, he apologized for. Did he put it on social media at like 3AM and then delete it five minutes later? Absolutely! But the past is the past. Stat said it best, they worry about the future, and that includes those two- Willow says think before you speak, Stokely. “Ho…ly cow, you got something to say.”

And Kris points out Skye is always looking for a fight, so maybe, since they’re 1-1, they go 1v1 next week and Kris beats dat ass. This eclectic trio is ready to fight it out, but will they be able to tear down The House of Black?

 

Six Man Tag: Jay White, Colten Gunn & Billy Gunn VS The Iron Savages & Jacked Jameson!

As the Bang Bang Scissor Gang looks to dominate all of AEW & ROH, they are trying a team remix! Max Caster has a rap for the occasion! “Acclaimed & The Bang Bang, we the real savages. ‘Bout to bring the fight like me against management! These guys’re so mad, they prolly see red!” Oh no, Caster loses the flow! This is a travesty! Bowens takes over to say, “SPRIIINGFIELD, MIZZOU-REEE~! The Bang Bang Scissor Gang has arrived! Scissor Me, Daddy Ass!” And he does~! Will Billy, his son Colten, and the Switchblade make a killer trio? Or will they all end up sipping the Savage Sauce?

The trios sort out and White wants to start, but so does Billy. The fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” so White says okay, Billy can start. Billy stares down Beefcake Boulder and the two circle. They tie up, Billy headlocks but Boulder powers up and out! Billy RAMS Boulder, neither falls, and Boulder shows off #TiddyCity! Billy says okay, “SUCK IT!” and eye poke! Billy then runs Boulder over! The fans fire up, Billy runs and drops an elbow, but Boulder moves! Boulder then runs Billy over! Boulder swivels hips, tags Bulk Bronson, and they get Billy up. It’s time to visit the city! But Billy turns it around and shoves Bronson into Boulder!

Billy brings Bronson over, tags Colten, and they whip, body shot, BOOT and DROPKICK! The father-son combo has the fans fired up, and Colten brings Bronson up. Colten whips Bronson to a corner as White argues with Jacked Jameson. Colten goes to a corner, finger guns with his dad, but Jameson now argues with Billy. The ref is busy breaking those two up as Colten runs in, Boulder pulls Bronson to safety! Colten tumbles up and out and to the floor! Austin and Bowens check on Colten but Bronson SMACKS Colten off the apron! Bronson puts Colten in, covers, ONE!! Bronson drags Colten up and FLAPJACKS him off buckles!

Bronson goes up the ropes to HIP DROP Colten! Tag to Jameson, he HIP DROPS Colten! Boulder tags in, he stomps around and the fans fire up. Boulder brings Colten up, to suplex high and hard! Boulder then says bang bang to mock BBSG. Boulder shakes those hips, tags Jameson, and they double whip Colten, only for Colten to BLAST Bronson! Colten DUMPS Boulder, ELBOWS Jameson, hot tag to White! White may have sniped that one, but he CHOPS Jameson down! And he gets Bronson by his hair, and CHOPS! White CHOPS Jameson, fires off JABS then CHOPS! JAB, CHOP, repeat! CHOP, CHOP, and CHOP!

Bronson runs in but White sends him into Jameson! White then CHOPS Bronson! White whips Bronson but Bronson reverses. Bronson runs up but White dumps him out hard! Jameson runs up but into an URENAGE Cover, Boulder runs in, but White moves! The SPLASH hits Jameson! Boulder freaks out, and White kicks low! Billy gets in, FAMOUSER! The fans fire up as that sends Boulder tumbling! White CHOPS Bronson, Colten CLOBBERS him out of the ring! White shrugs and gets Jameson for the BLADERUNNER!! Cover, BBSG wins!

Winners: Jay White, Colten Gunn & Billy Gunn, by pinfall

It was a rocky start but a smooth finish as the hybrid trio works out! Will this super group be untouchable all the way to the top of the mountain?

 

Backstage interview with Bryan Danielson.

Lexi Nair is with the American Dragon ahead of his main event match tonight against Jun Akiyama. Some consider this a dream match. Bryan says yes, but what Lexi didn’t say and should’ve said is that this the legendary Jun Akiyama. This is a man Bryan respects as one of the greatest wrestlers in history! Someone who is Eddie Kingston’s hero! And Eddie will be on commentary tonight, watching Bryan wrestle one of the greatest wrestlers, and beat him. Bryan vows to defeat the man that is Eddie’s hero. Bryan wants to make it clear, he respects Jun Akiyama and every single thing he has done. But do you know who Bryan does NOT respect? Eddie Kingston.

Bryan says Eddie just made this thing, that their match at Revolution is about a handshake. That if Eddie wins, Bryan has to shake Eddie’s hand and show him respect, and he thinks that’ll kill Bryan inside. And maybe it will. Because Bryan does NOT respect Eddie, and do you know why? Because if Eddie was asked to do a promo, do you know how he’d do it? Lexi’s interviewed him, right? And what would he say? “Oh, the boom! Oh the lights! Oh, you’ve got shoes on! Oh!” Then he’d say this, that and whatever, storm off and that’s it. He is NOT a professional, has NEVER been a professional!

Bryan has known Eddie for 20 YEARS, and Eddie is someone who had more potential than anybody Bryan has ever met, and he WASTED it! WASTED it until just this last year! But not only does Bryan not respect Eddie, Eddie’s waste of potential just pisses Bryan off. That is why Bryan will win against Eddie at Revolution for the Continental Triple Crown. The American Dragon wants to destroy the Mad King, but will he start with the Japanese legend?

 

Bryan Keith VS Malakai Black!

The Bounty Hunter wants gold, but he’ll have to step into the shadows first. The House of Black has been nothing but brutal and sadistic, will Malakai add Keith to the body count?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. Keith stares Malakai down, and both men hear the fans cheering. Malakai and Keith circle, tie up, and Keith wrenches and wristlocks. Malakai moves around, spins through and wrenches to snapmare. Malakai headlocks but Keith slips out to wrench and wristlock again. Malakai snapmares and chinlocks but Keith wrenches out again. Malakai breaks free, tripos Keith but Keith kicks him away. Malakai storms back up but Keith trips him to cover, ONE! The two stand off and the fans rally up. Malakai and Keith reset and circle again. They tie up, Malakai ROCKS Keith, then ROCKS him again!

Malakai whips, Keith reverses but things speed up. Keith BOOTS Malakai down! Fans fire up with Keith and he storms up on Malakai. Keith ROCKS and CHOPS on repeat! Malakai KNEES Keith away, but Keith KICKS in return! And KICKS! Malakai KICKS back! Keith steps over, snap suplexes, and he then drops a knee! Cover, TWO! Malakai snarls but the fans rally with Keith. Keith brings Malakai around, reels him in, underhooks, but Malakai slips free of the lift! Keith fireman’s carries but Malakai slips free to KICK! Malakai blocks a kick to ELBOW Keith down! Keith goes to the apron and Malakai drags him up.

Keith GAMANGIRIS back, but Malakai BOOTS Keith down! Keith hits railing on the way down and Malakai snarls as Collision goes picture in picture.

Keith sits up, clutches the back of his head, and Malakai goes out after him. Malakai drags Keith up, KICKS him against railing, then BOOTS him! Keith staggers away, Malakai runs up and BOOTS him again! Malakai has Keith against railing, KICKS him again, and Keith drops to his knees. Malakai stands Keith up to put him in the ring. Malakai runs up but Keith KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! Malakai is in a corner but Keith whips him corner to corner. Keith runs up, blocks a boot, but Malakai KNEES him down! Cover, TWO! Malakai keeps his eyes on Keith, then pushes him down for a knee drop!

Malakai paces while Keith checks his face. Malakai drags Keith up, but Keith CHOPS! Malakai ROUNDHOUSES Keith down! Cover, TWO! Keith stays in this but Malakai stays on him with a scoop and SLAM! Malakai drops another knee, then covers, TWO! Malakai keeps cool and he clamps onto Keith with a chinlock. Keith sputters as he endures, and he fights up to his feet. Keith throws body shots, then knees, but Malakai knees in return! And UPPERCUTS! Keith ROCKS Malakai with a forearm but Malakai gives it back! They go shot for shot, Collision returns to single picture, and Malakai snapmares to KICK Keith!

Malakai stands Keith back up but Keith drags him into a cradle, TWO! Keith ROCKS Malakai, Malakai hits back, then Malakai blocks a boot. Keith dodges, Malakai dodges, but Keith DECKS Malakai! And LARIATS! The fans rally as Keith LARIATS again! Keith scoops for the EXPLODER! Malakai slowly rises and the fans fire up! Keith fireman’s carries, USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO! The fans fire up for Keith as he aims at Malakai. Keith drags Malakai up, underhooks, but Malakai fights and the leg gives up! Malakai shoves Keith to a corner, but Keith pops Malakai up. The knee still holds Keith back so Malakai CLUBS Keith on the back.

Malakai waistlocks but Keith elbows free, and uses ropes for the TORNADO DDT! Both men are down and the fans fire up! A standing count starts but the fans rally up. Both men are down at 5 of 10, but they stir at 6. Keith and Malakai both sit up like a Deadman! Then they stand and fire forearms again! Keith KICKS, Malakai forearms, they fire more shots, then Malakai KICKS! Keith ROCKS Malakai, but Malakai trips Keith! Keith blocks the knee to fire boxing elbows! ROLLING- NO, Malakai knees low and sweeps the legs! Malakai runs up to BOOT Keith to a corner! Malakai runs in, is put on the apron, but he ROCKS Keith first!

Malakai goes up, but Keith RISING HEADBUTTS! Malakai wobbles up top and fans fire up! Keith climbs, brings Malakai into a clinch, but Malakai throws down elbows! Malakai HEADBUTTS Keith down, adjusts, and DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS!! Keith sputters, Malakai BOOTS and JUMP KNEES! Then GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Keith escapes and Malakai is stunned! The fans fire up but Malakai brings Keith up. The fans rally, Malakai takes aim, BLACK- NO, Keith ducks! KNEE! And then underhooks! TIGER DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives and the fans are thunderous!

Keith goes to a corner, gets his bad leg moving, and he aims at Malakai. “This is Awesome!” as Kevin runs into THE END!! Cover, Malakai wins!

Winner: Malakai Black, by pinfall

The Dark Father returned to singles action, and he was victorious! But then the lights go out? Why? Malakai’s already here! But then the lights come on and Mark Briscoe is here with a kendo stick! Malakai wants Mark to show mercy, but here come Buddy & Brody! Mark dodges Buddy to SMACK Brody! And then a SMACK for Buddy! Mark ducks the heel kick to UPPERCUT! Mark gets the kendo stick back, takes aim again, but then thinks of something else. He has a STEEL SPIKE! The same kind Julia Hart stabbed Mark with just a couple weeks ago! Mark aims at Malakai, but Malakai dodges! The spike stabs the buckle pad!

BLACK MASS, and then DANTE’S INFERNO!! The House of Black took Mark’s revenge and turned it around on him. Will Mark learn that no matter what, The House Always Wins?

 

Serena Deeb VS Lady Frost!

The Professor of Professional Wrestling is looking for her path to a championship, and you do that by winning. Deeb had studied up for Kiera Hogan, but cards are subject to change. Will Deeb still pass the pop quiz? Or will she be iced out of the title chase already?

The bell rings and the two circle. Deeb and Frost tie up, and Deeb wrenches to a wristlock. Frost trips Deeb, knuckle lock covers, ONE as Deeb gets a shoulder up. Frost pushes the arm down, ONE as Deeb gets the other arm up. Frost tries again, ONE as Deeb bridges! They stand, go around, and Deeb straitjackets Frost. Frost powers out to straitjacket Deeb in return. Deeb wriggles and wiggles through the straitjacket to put it back on Frost. Deeb brings Frost to her knees, then digs her knees into Frost! Frost endures as she’s bent back, so Deeb tosses her away! The fans cheer and Deeb flexes.

Deeb and Frost tie up, Frost headlocks, but Deeb wrenches out to arm-drag Frost away. Frost goes to a corner, Deeb runs up but Frost BOOTS her! Frost cartwheels over then basement dropkicks Deeb down! Frost whips, Deeb reverses but Frost goes up and over and handsprings away! Fans fire up but Deeb runs Frost over! Deeb says this is HER ring. Things speed up, Deeb ducks ‘n’ dodges and arm-drags into a takedown, spinning toehold into a TRAILER HITCH! Frost endures, Deeb pulls on the foot, but Frost has the ROPEBREAK! Deeb lets go quick and fans cheer her own as Collision goes picture in picture.

Deeb waits on Frost while she’s on the apron. Frost shakes out the legs, steps back in, and then Deeb runs up! Frost puts Deeb in a corner, CHOPS her, but Deeb CHOPS back! Deeb CHOPS but Frost pushes Frost to CHOP again! Frost stomps a mudhole into Deeb, then brings her around for a FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Deeb flounders to ropes but Frost hobbles over. Deeb kicks low, UPPERCUTS and Frost staggers back. Deeb UPPERCUTS again, swings but Frost dodges the chop to stomp and UPPERCUT! Frost snapmares Deeb and clamps on a headlock. Deeb endures and fights around. Frost facelocks, Deeb still fights up, but Frost throws Deeb down! Cover, TWO!

Deeb goes to ropes but Frost storms over. Frost bumps Deeb off buckles, goes corner to corner and RAMS into Deeb! Then she handsprings and RAMS in again! Frost lets off to then bring Deeb up and CHOP! Deeb sputters while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Frost has Deeb in another clinch. Deeb powers up and out, drops down then blocks a kick to DRAGON SCREW! Frost writhes and Deeb pounds the mat. The fans rally, Deeb winds up and CLOBBERS Frost! And CLOBBERS her! Deeb JABS, JABS and JABS! Deeb winds up, the fans fire up, but Frost kicks low! Frost whips Deeb, Deeb ducks ‘n’ dodges and dodges again, to LARIAT! The fans fire up with Deeb and she shakes the ropes! Deeb drags Frost up, whips her to a corner but Frost reverses. Frost runs up, blocks a boot, but Deeb brings her in to KICK! Deeb then goes out, catches Frost in the ropes, and HOTSHOT NECKBREAKERS!

Deeb stalks Frost as she staggers away, and then reels her in, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Frost survives but Deeb looms over her. Deeb drags Frost up, reels her in, and tucks the arms, DEEB- NO, Frost fights off the Deebtox and back drops free! Deeb goes to a corner, Frost runs up to GAMANGIRI! Deeb staggers, Frost runs up, cartwheel and spin, CHILLA DRILLA! Cover, TWO!! Deeb survives and Frost is furious! Frost aims, spins, but Deeb ducks the roundhouse to ripcord and ELBOW! Then wrench, hammerlock, and PEPSI TWIST! The fans fire up and Deeb gets the leg! HALF CRAB! Frost endures, but taps! Deeb wins!

Winner: Serena Deeb, by submission

The Professor didn’t even need the full Serenity Lock, she’s just that good. Deeb gets the mic and says, “The Women’s Division in AEW is heating up, baby!” Fans cheer that! “Now, I put the locker room on notice when I came back, but I’ll remind you again. Any woman that wants to step up in this ring, any woman that wants to join this Women’s Division, the Professor will be here waiting in Deeb’s Dojo, waiting for the best, because I’m here to elevate this Women’s Division!” The fans cheer that, too! Deeb says, “When The Professor wrestles, the lights don’t turn out. When The Professor wrestles, the picture doesn’t go black ‘n’ white.

“But when The Professor is in the ring, I wrestle! And Serena Deeb is back to claim the division, and I’m here to put the wrestling back in All Elite Wrestling!” The fans fire up for that one! Deeb has called out the champions, will she get to take a title away from one of those champions?

 

Eddie Kingston makes his way to the ring!

Springfield cheers on The Mad King as he joins commentary, just as Bryan said he would. But he isn’t putting on the headset just yet, he must want to wait on the legend. Will Eddie’s hero slay the American Dragon? Or will Bryan beat Blue Thunder like he did Blue Justice?

Bryan Danielson VS Jun Akiyama!

The bell rings and Bryan stares Jun down as the fans rally up. They both hear the fans mixing “YES! YES! YES!” and “HAI! HAI! HAI!” The two circle, feel things out, and Jun backs Bryan down. Bryan gets around, they still look for control, and then knuckle lock. They keep going around, then clinch, then Bryan waistlocks. Jun wrenches but Bryan grabs a leg. Bryan waistlocks, the fans duel, and Jun spins to get the arm. Bryan puts Jun on ropes, the ref counts, and Bryan lets off slowly. Bryan pats Jun on the shoulders then backs away. Jun nods and resets with Bryan. They tie up, Jun headlocks, and he grinds the hold.

Bryan powers up and out but Jun runs him over! Things keep going, Jun runs Bryan over! Bryan trips Jun, turns him over, and hooks up the legs. The fans rally as Bryan grabs at the arms. Jun resists but Bryan pulls the arms back. Jun fights that off, so Bryan STOMPS the knees! Bryan drags Jun, GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Bryan drops a knee on the knee and he pulls on the leg! Jun endures, keeps his shoulders up, and the fans rally up. Bryan pulls the leg, Jun reaches out, but Bryan drags him from ropes. Bryan drops an elbow on the knee but Jun catches him for a chinlock! Bryan fights that off but ends up in an ARMBAR!

Bryan rolls, slips out the back and ties up the legs. The fans rally, Bryan has the deathlock and he SNAPS it! Jun endures, Bryan stands up to SNAP it again! Bryan then stands up again, bridges back, MUTA LOCK! Jun endures, claws at Bryan’s face, and the ref reprimands! Jun lets go but Bryan lets the leglock go. Jun hobbles over, stomps Bryan down, then throws hands. Bryan stands but Jun wrenches the arm. Jun twists the wrist and bends the fingers! Then ELBOW BREAKER! Bryan drops to his knees and the fans fire up! Jun stalks Bryan, pushes him and KNEES the arm again and again!

Jun hammerlocks the arm but Bryan fights up. They go around and around and Bryan SLINGS Jun to the floor! Jun stands, but Bryan DIVES into a forearm! Jun evens things up and goes to the apron as Collision goes picture in picture.

Jun stands Bryan up, to APRON EXPLODER! Both men tumble to the floor but Jun stands up first. Bryan sits up and Jun hears the ring count. Jun drags Bryan up, RAMS him into steel steps, then pushes him into the ring. Jun stalks Bryan to a corner, sits him up, and then runs corner to corner for a KNEE! Jun snapmares to a cover, TWO! Bryan is hanging in there but Jun clamps on with a chinlock. Bryan endures as Jun digs his knee into Bryan’s back. Bryan fights up, powers Jun to a corner, and the ref moves aside. Bryan is free, and he KCISK! And KICKS! And KICKS! Jun eggs Bryan on!

Bryan KICKS Jun again and again but Jun just takes it! Jun ROCKS Bryan, snapmares, and runs to SLIDING KNEE! Cover, TWO! Bryan is still in this but Jun drags him out to the apron! Jun then stomps away on Bryan, but lets off as the ref counts. Jun stomps Bryan again, then shrugs as the ref reprimands. Jun stomps Bryan again and Collision returns to single picture. Jun lines up a shot, and the fans fire up as Jun APRON KNEE DROPS! Bryan flops to the floor and the fans fire up again! The ref checks Bryan, he’s somehow okay to continue, so Jun drags him up. Jun brings Bryan in for a suplex but Bryan fights it! Bryan suplexes Jun to the floor!

Bryan refreshes the ring count, then aims from the apron, FLYING KNEE! Down goes Jun and fans fire up! Bryan drags Bryan up and puts him in. Bryan climbs, the fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” Jun stands and Bryan MISSILE DROPKICKS! Jun ends up in a corner, Bryan fires up again and the fans are with him. Bryan runs in to DROPKICK! Bryan keeps moving, and he DROPKICKS again! Bryan keeps going, but Jun LARIATS! The fans fire up, “This is Awesome!” as Jun storms back up to Bryan. Jun drags Bryan up but Bryan wrangles him down! LEBELL LOCK!! Jun endures, reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK!

The ref counts, Bryan lets go fast but in frustration. Bryan drags Jun around, and he goes to a corner! Bryan climbs up, but Jun stands! Jun storms up to ROCK Bryan! Jun fires more hands, climbs up, and fans fire up with Jun! But Bryan throws body shots! And a HEADBUTT! Jun hops back, Bryan goes up, MISSILE- KNEE!! Jun counters and then reels Bryan in, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives but Jun keeps his cool. Jun sits Bryan up for knee after knee, then runs, into a takedown! HALF CRAB! Jun endures but Bryan shifts his grip for an ANKLE LOCK! Jun endures again, reaches out, but Bryan reels him in! GERMAN SUPLEX!

Bryan huffs and puffs while the fans fire up! Jun sits up slowly and Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! The fans chant but Jun blocks! Jun CLUBS the leg, then EXPLODERS! The OG Exploder hits and Jun covers, TWO! GUILLOTINE CHOKE! Bryan is stuck in body scissors, too! Bryan fights, pushes, tries to stack but Jun keeps his own shoulders up! The fans rally and Bryan throws body shots! Bryan shifts and reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Jun lets go, and then runs up to KNEE Bryan! Bryan ROUNDHOUSES back! And then GERMAN SUPLEX! Jun is right back up! EXPLODER! SLIDING KNEE!!

Both men are down and the fans are thunderous! The fans count along with the standing count, and both men are down at 5 of 10. Bryan and Jun go to corners, the fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” Bryan and Jun stand at 8, and they run in, DOUBLE BUSAIKU KNEES!! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! Jun and Bryan rise, and Jun storms up to ROCK Bryan with a forearm! Bryan shakes his head, and he ROCKS Jun in return! Jun ROCKS Bryan again, so Bryan ROCKS Jun again! The fans rally as the forearms keep going back and forth! They go faster and faster, and June DECKS Bryan!

The fans fire up again as Jun waits on Bryan. Bryan sit sup, Jun brings him in, fisherman and- NO, Bryan fights and arm-drags free! Jun runs up but into a KNEE from Bryan! Jun falls over but Bryan shakes his head. Bryan goes to the corner, aims, “YES! YES! YES!” Jun rises up, Bryan runs in, BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, Bryan wins!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall

The American Dragon survives the Japanese legend, and Eddie says he gives Bryan his due. Eddie’s problem with Bryan was never about his talent, the problem is Bryan’s problem with Eddie. Bryan gives Jun his due by shaking his hand. But then Bryan flips Eddie off! So Jun SLAPS Bryan! Jun doesn’t like the disrespect shown and Bryan apologizes. Bryan offers another handshake, Jun takes it, but Bryan LOW BLOWS Jun! Eddie runs up to TACKLE Bryan! The fans fire up as Eddie punches away on Bryan! The ref reprimands but Eddie doesn’t care, he just keeps hitting Bryan! But then Claudio runs up to tackle Eddie!

The BCC beats Eddie down, but then here comes FTR! Cash & Dax brawl with Claudio & Bryan! The fans fire up as FTR runs the BCC off! BREAKING NEWS via Tony Schiavone! Wednesday Night Dynamite, Six Man Tag: FTR & Eddie VS Bryan, Claudio & Moxley! Will the Top Guys and Mad King finally beat some respect into the BCC?


My Thoughts:

A really good Collision here, lots of good story build for both Revolution and just in general. Great opening match with the No Disqualification match, but I’m surprised Hobbs won after all the stuff Sammy was doing. I mean, that’s good for Hobbs, he really should be winning things. Maybe it’s also to build Hobbs up so that when the Don Callis Family ends up fighting Ospreay & Fletcher, Ospreay & Fletcher are made even bigger deals when they beat Hobbs & Takeshita. Good win for Rosa and really good win for Deeb, both are going strong at perhaps just the right time. Deeb also had a really good promo, both should definitely be challenging for titles after Revolution going towards Double or Nothing.

Great trios match for Bang Bang Scissor Gang, and of course there was a moment of dysfunction where White gets the tag and not Billy. BBSG still wins, but I’m more surprised by Caster losing the flow on his rap. If that was legit, I feel bad for him, but maybe he wrote himself into a corner with “red” and the rhymes being bad (something something head, something something dead). I mean, he did just say he and management argue, maybe he held himself back because he didn’t want Tony Khan upset over blatantly naughty rhymes. And also, despite me wanting them to actually go for more gold, it feels like we’re just a moment away from BBSG breaking up and fighting for all the trios titles.

Great match from Bryan Keith and Malakai Black for the hell of it, and it gives Malakai a solid singles win. When Malakai hasn’t had one of those in awhile, that’s only because he hasn’t had a singles match in a long time. A little surprising Mark Briscoe didn’t get away with his ambush. He could’ve just bailed out when Buddy & Brody showed up but I guess that wouldn’t be in-character for Mark. Maybe Keith will be an ally for Mark against The House of Black since FTR is a bit busy right now. Speaking of which, great tag match of FTR VS STP and of course FTR wins. Good promo from BCC to set up the rematch at Revolution, I feel like they should make a point that the time limit isn’t 20 minutes but I can’t even remember if PPVs have time limits on matches.

And great tie-in of BCC with the main event tonight. Bryan VS Jun was a great match, Eddie was great on commentary because he knew Jun’s moveset and style so he was saying what was coming. Bryan won, of course, adding another Triple Crown Champion to the list since he’s coming after Eddie’s Triple Crown. I had a feeling Bryan was going to disrespect Jun, but it was only because Jun told him to respect Eddie. Great brawl to set up Eddie & FTR VS BCC for Dynamite, that’ll make for a strong go-home going towards Revolution.

My Score: 8.7/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (2/23/24)

The Young Bucks are on a Rampage!

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The EVPs demand your respect!

As Revolution approaches and the AEW World Tag Team Championship match looms, Matthew & Nicholas Jackson look to stay sharp in the ring! Who will feel their wrath as proxies to Darby Allin & Sting?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Trios Triple Threat: Private Party & Matt Sydal VS Top Flight & Action Andretti VS Bryan Keith, Komander & Penta El Zero Miedo; Keith, Komander & Penta win.
  • The Young Bucks VS Jonny Lyons & Cappuccino Jones; The Bucks win.
  • Mariah May VS Anna Jay; Mariah wins.
  • Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Jake Hager; Roddy wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Trios Triple Threat: Private Party & Matt Sydal VS Top Flight & Action Andretti VS Bryan Keith, Komander & Penta El Zero Miedo!

With all the trios titles belonging to the Bang Bang Scissor Gang, many others are trying their hands at the trios game. Will Isiah Kassidy, Marq Quen and the Zen Assassin open their third eyes? Will Dante, Darius & The Sight to See be flying high? Or will the Bounty Hunter, the AAA Cruiserweight Champion and The Man with No Fear steal the spotlight from them all?

In this form of Triple Threat, only two trios are legal at one time, so Action steps up to stare down Sydal. The fans rally up as the two talk some smack, and they circle. They tie up, go around, and Sydal headlocks for a takeover. Action stands up but Sydal hits another takeover. Sydal then snapmares but Action handsprings through! Fans cheer and the two go again. Sydal tilt-o-whirls to RANA, but Action handsprings through again! Action dusts himself off, but Sydal runs up. Action wrenches, CHOPS, and then knuckle locks to go up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAG! Fans fire up as Action DROPKICKS Sydal down!

Action kips up and smiles while Top Flight talks some smack to Private Party. Action then runs and IMPLODER TORNILLOS onto Sydal! Cover, ONE, but Action tags Darius. They double whip Sydal, but Sydal KICKS and KICKS and SOBATS! Fans fire up with Sydal and he gets a “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” chant going. Sydal KICKS Darius’ leg over an dover, but Darius catches him to a pump-handle GUTBUSTER! Then GAMANGIRI! Sydal flounders away, Bryan Keith tags in! Keith runs up but Darius headlocks. Keith powers up and out, Darius RAMS him, but Keith rebounds to BOOT! Darius falls, Kassidy tags in!

The fans rally as Zay dodges Keith, fires “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” and then ROCKS Keith. Zay whips, Keith reverses, but Zay goes up and Quen tags in. Zay RANAS Keith into Quen’s GAMANGIRI! Then Quen springboards to SPLASH Keith! Cover, TWO! Keith is still in this and he tags out to Penta! The fans fire up as Penta somersaults in, but Quen shows he can somersault, too. The fans rally for “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta tells Quen to listen, CERO! MIEDO! Queen says okay, but “What do we want? SHOTS!” Quen shoves Penta, so Penta takes off the glove. The fans fire up, and Penta makes the pass to Alex Abrahantes!

Penta says again, CERO! MIEDO! Another pie face, but Dante tags in off Quen. Dante shoves Penta but then Komander tags in. Quen jumps on Dante, he and Penta mug him, and then everyone else rushes in! It’s a nine man melee and the ref reprimands them all! Things spill out, Dante and Komander stay in. Dante breaks free to JUMP KNEE, then runs, but Komander dodges! Dante mule kicks, whips, but Komander reverses to hook Dante up, COBRA TWIST, into a tilt-o-whirl RANA! Fans fire up as Dante flounders to a corner. Komander runs corner to corner but Dante dodges! Komander elbows back, then SUPERKICKS!

Dante flounders away, Komander jumps up top, and Komander tightrope walks to ARABIAN PRESS ARM-DRAG! Then a DROPKICK! The fans fire up as Komander covers, TWO! Komander tags Penta before he runs in, but Dante jumps up and over! Penta runs in to SLINGBLADE! And then SLINGBLADE again! Dante staggers up, into a SUPERKICK! Action tags in to springboard, into a SUPERKICK! Private Party sends Darius into barriers! Penta tags Keith, puts Action in a corner, and GAMANGIRIS! Komander runs in, Penta is the step stool for Komander to FLYING FOREARM!

Komander feeds Dante to Keith’s fireman’s carry, USHIGOROSHI! Cover, Zay breaks it! The fans rally, Quen tags in off Keith, and Quen stomps away on Action as Rampage goes picture in picture!

Quen stomps and stomps but the ref counts. Quen lets off to drag Action up and bump him off buckles. Quen runs up to RAM Action, then tags in Zay. Private Party keeps Action trapped, Zay ENZIGIRIS Action down! Zay stomps now, “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Zay lets off to kick-step, then he tags Sydal. They stomp Action, “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Sydal lets off to rally the fans, then he drags Action up. Action throws body shots but Sydal CLUBS him down. Sydal stands Action up again to back suplex, but Action lands out, only for Sydal to HEEL KICK! Tag to Quen and Quen slingshot SENTONS!

Rampage returns to single picture as Quen stomps Action back to the corner. Tag to Zay, Quen snap suplexes Action down for Zay to slingshot SENTON! Zay smirks and then drags Action up. Zay puts Action in the corner, CHOPS, then tags Quen. Private Party double whip Action to ropes, but Action ducks ‘n’ handsprings to DOUBLE BACK ELBOW! The fans fire up as Action and Private Party are all down. Action crawls, Quen grabs at a foot but hot tag to Dante! Dante rallies on Quen, whips, but Quen reveres. Quen runs in at the corner, Dante slips out to the apron and Quen hits buckles. Dante then goes up and around to GAMANGIRI!

Dante springboards to CROSSBODY! Cover, Keith breaks it! Darius runs up to CHOP Keith, but Keith ROCKS Darius! Keith runs, but Darius follows to HOTSHOT BULLDOG! And then GAMANGIRI! Darius steps in, but into a KNEE! Keith runs up to SHOTGUN Darius out of the ring! Keith pursues, but Action is there to go after Keith. Action fires forearms, Dante turns around to see Zay. Zay dodges Dante to then FLY out onto Keith, Darius & Action! Dante whips Sydal up and out but Komander tags in. Komander BOOTS Sydal, Dante BLASTS Penta, and Komander gets Sydal in an APRON ROMERO SPECIAL!

Dante builds speed and he FLIES over those two to wipe out Keith and his own teammates! Komander lets Sydal go, Sydal mule kicks Komander down! Sydal goes up the corner, to APRON METEORA! But Penta’s right there! APRON FEAR FACTOR!! Penta rises but Zay springboards, triangle jump STUNNER! Quen gets in, Zay gives him the boost to go up and up and SUPER SWANTON onto everyone else!! The fans are thunderous and Zay takes a bow. Zay then waits as Quen puts Penta in. Zay puts Penta up top, GAMANGIRIS, and then GIN ‘N’ JUICE DESTROYER!! Penta turned things right around on Private Party!

Keith runs in, Quen BOOTS him first, but Keith roars! Keith RISING HEADBUTTS to send Quen down! Penta sets up as Komander builds speed, BOOSTED TORNILLO onto the cluster outside!! The fans are thunderous again but Sydal rushes Penta! Penta sidesteps, Sydal springboards, but into a SUPERKICK! And then Penta tucks him back in, FEAR FACTOR!! Cover, Penta’s team wins!

Winners: Penta El Zero Miedo, Komander & Bryan Keith, by pinfall

A huge win for this eccentric trio, will they be hunting down The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass? Or will they try for the Bullet Club Gold’s gold instead?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

After taking a week off for the NBA All-Star Game, Saturday nights are once again good for a fight. Thunder Rosa and Serena Deeb each return to in-ring action, will these two rivals keep pace in the chase for gold? And we just saw Bryan Keith win big in the trios match, but he’ll jump right back into singles action against Malakai Black! Will the Bounty Hunter get another big win in his hunt for opportunity? Or will the Dark Father prove the House Always Wins?

 

Backstage interview with The Outcasts.

Renee Paquette is with Saraya and Harley and isn’t sure how much they’ve been watching Ruby Soho & Angelo Parker, but those two are off on their path of romance. Saraya DGAF about Soho x Parker!! She has things going on, too! That traitor isn’t getting under her skin even a little bit! Harley calms Saraya down, and they do breathing exercises. Why’s Harley flicking her tongue when she does that…? But Saraya wants to talk business. Y’know how her family is big famous wrestling royalty in the UK? Well, see, she has a special announcement. Her brother, “Zodiac” Zak Knight, has just become All Elite!!

Saraya has her brother walk into frame, and yeah, he’s scary, right? Zak could’ve been yours, Ruby! Saraya was gonna set Ruby up with him, “the most eligible bachelor in the Norwich area!” And Ruby messed that up just to be with that greasy, slimy, whatever Parker is! Harley says yeah! Just look at Zak! Isn’t he hot? He’s so hot! The whole Knight family is hot! Saraya is a bit taken aback by that, and she sprays water at Harley. Harley just embraces it so that doesn’t make for a good deterrent anymore… Saraya says it’s okay, Harley’s about to be fixed. But Saraya also promises, “Things are about to get really spicy around here.”

The Outcasts head out, and Zak’s scowl scares Renee a bit. Will Ruby & Parker regret making their romance public?

 

The Young Bucks VS Jonny Lyons & Cappuccino Jones!

Matthew & Nicholas Jackson used, or rather abused, their power as Executive Vice Presidents of AEW to have an AEW World Tag Team Championship match at Revolution. However, they are also very upset at the continued disrespect. Will that really stop after they take their frustrations out on these young indie guys?

The teams sort out and Nick starts against Lyons. Nick doesn’t even bother taking off his trilby (or is it a fedora?) as he circles with Lyons. Nick calls for a knuckle lock but then kicks low and CLUBS away! The fans boo but Nick soaks it up. Nick whips Lyons, Lyons reverses but Matt tags in. Nick hurdles then whips Lyons, Lyons ducks Nick but Matt CLOBBERS him! Matt takes off his suit jacket to then drags Lyons up. Matt TOSSES Lyons to the corner, Lyons tags in Cappuccino! The fans fire up for Cappuccino as he circles with Matt. Matt mockingly applauds, also calls for a knuckle lock, but also kicks low!

Matt CLUBS away on Cappuccino, just like Nick, but then Matt cools off. Matt brings Cappuccino up to throw hands, whips him to ropes, but fakes the superkick to DDT instead! Fans boo but Matt drags Cappuccino up. Matt whips Cappuccino to the corner, he and Nick coordinate to LARIAT GAMANGIRI COMBO! Tag to Nick, he BLASTS Lyons, and then Matt whips Nick in so he can go up and over and PENALTY KICK Lyons! Matt stomps Cappuccino, stands him up, then HOTSHOTS him into Nick’s DISCUS LARIAT! Tag back to Matt and he drags Cappuccino up. The fans rally as hard as they can, but Cappuccino gets the MELTZER DRIVER!! Cover, The Bucks win!

Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall

Well, turns out they call that the “Tony Khan Driver” now, seems they don’t care to be associated with the Wrestling Observer anymore. But then they feel disrespected when the ref hesitates to raise their hands? Nick gets the mic to tell Paul Turner that when he raises their hand, what name did he use? Did he really just call him “Nick?” That is disrespectful! Next time, it’s a fine! And Schiavone, please, join them in the ring. Fans boo and Schiavone isn’t sure what to do. But they are EVPs, he doesn’t really have a choice… Schiavone joins the Bucks, and Nick promises they won’t harm him.

Last week, Schiavone was in the ring with them and Nick swears, he tripped on his own shoe, knocked into Schiavone and that is why Schiavone fell over. Nick wants to make it clear, and he apologizes for that. Matt says to show how sorry they are, and how much they love him, they got him a $25 Amazon gift card. They are sorry, Schiavone, but that isn’t the only thing they’re sorry about. See, they’re also sorry that, uh… they can’t get the bloodstains left by Darby Allin & Sting out of their $5,000 suits. Schiavone says yes, that is a problem… Will they rescind the $1,000 fine on them by any chance?

Sorry, no, they can’t do that. But there are a couple things that they won’t be sorry about. The first thing is beating the hell out of Darby for all the trash he talked about them publicly. The second thing, and this is one Schiavone will really like, is them taking Sting and pinning him to the mat, saying goodbye to one of the most legendary careers in all of pro-wrestling! Fans boo but Matt continues to tell “Stinger,” call them Father Time. Because just like time, the Bucks are undefeated. And just like time, the Bucks are coming for Sting! “Now everybody, let’s have a great show! There’s a great line-up on the way!

“Tony’s over there at the desk, he’s one of the best play by play guys in the business! C’mon, everybody! AEW chant on three? One, two, three! A E DUB! A E DUB! Alright, let’s go~!” Matt fist bumps Schiavone, then leaves with Nick. The farce continues, but will there be nothing even Darby & Sting can do about it? Or will the Icon still find a way to retire on top?

 

Tony Schiavone is back in the ring.

Rampage returns and he welcomes a young man who has had a busy year. He’s a brand new father but fighting the Don Callis Family, it’s Sammy Guevara! Tulsa cheers as The Spanish God heads to the ring, back on his feet after the ambush by Will Hobbs. Schiavone shakes hands with Sammy, and Schiavone congratulates Sammy on last week’s win against Jeff Hardy. But now, to the comments Callis had for Sammy just last Wednesday Night Dynamite. The insults he hurled at Sammy, Callis clearly has it out for him.

Sammy says it is a mix of emotions. Last week, he got in the ring with a childhood hero in Jeff Hardy. But on the other hand, he’s pissed off because Hobbs put him through a table! Sammy tells Hobbs that Sammy always knew Hobbs had endless potential, and superstardom written all over him. But he can do that all on his own! Hobbs doesn’t need Callis sucking the life out of Hobbs’ career! Hobbs is a star all on his own, but it’s too late now for him to figure that out because he’s pissed Sammy off. So enough talk! Get your ass out here so they can fight! The Don Callis Family music plays, but it’s only Callis walking out here.

Callis has a mic to taunt Sammy, “Look, everybody! It’s Mr. Mom! You’re back at work after nursing the child. I mean, the only thing you’ve done of any note in the last six months is reproduce, and you shouldn’t be proud of that. Dogs do it. Even these people can do it!” Fans boo but Callis says Sammy used to be a great athlete. He used to be a guy Callis wanted in the Family. But now, Sammy has become like so many others: a weak, pathetic little cuck! Sammy doesn’t get what Callis is doing repeating himself, but then HOBBS gets in from the crowd side! Sammy dodges, SUPERKICKS, and Hobbs bails out!

Sammy eggs Hobbs on, then builds speed, to FLY! Direct hit and down goes Hobbs! Sammy says bang bang, and he gets a chair! Sammy winds up to SMACK Hobbs on the back! Hobbs hobbles but gets in the ring. Sammy pursues, aims again, and he JAMS Hobbs low! Then SMACKS him on the back! Sammy throws off the jacket, waits on Hobbs to turn around, but Hobbs fights off the torture rack to LARIAT Sammy inside out!! Callis smiles as he tells Hobbs to end this! SPINEBUSTER! And then another SPINEBUSTER! Hobbs is gonna do Sammy like he did Jericho! Hobbs hauls Sammy up, scoops and WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM!!

Hobbs stands over Sammy and Callis applauds. The Powerhouse has all but pulverized Sammy, and Callis even gets his shots in! Will the Don Callis Family make sure there’s nothing left of Sammy to go home to his wife and daughter by the end of this?

 

Skye Blue speaks.

“I had that match. I had it won, if it wasn’t for that bald headed, sad, poor excuse of a man, I would’ve had it and I deserved it. I had that win and I deserved it, on my own.” Julia Hart calms her down and says it’s okay. They will have their comeuppance. And while seeking their revenge, they will dig three graves: one for Willow, for Kris, and for Stokely. But who does Skye want first? Whoever will step up. Whoever has the balls enough to step up and fight her! Will the Chicago Skye continue to darken until she blots out the light?

 

Mariah May VS Anna Jay!

Toni Storm’s superfan still wants to prove herself to her hero, but that really depends on if Storm is even watching this. Will Mariah finally have Storm’s approval? Or will the Queenslayer still be the Star of the Show?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally, the two tie up, and they go along the ropes. They end up in a corner, get out of a corner, and Mariah pulls hair. The ref counts, Mariah lets off and shoves Anna, but Anna doesn’t budge! Anna smirks as she and Mariah rest and tie up. Anna waistlocks, shoves, but Mariah slides to sweep the legs! Mariah runs but Anna dodges the dropkick! Anna runs to BLOCKBUSTER! Anna then ROCKS Mariah, whips her, but Mariah reverses to ROCK Anna! Mariah bumps Anna off buckles, then puts some stank on the DOUBLE CHOP! Mariah brings Anna around to bump off buckles, and CHOP again!

Mariah eggs Anna on so Anna CHOPS! Mariah CHOPS! Mariah bumps Anna off buckles, then digs her boot in as Rampage goes picture in picture!

The ref counts, Mariah lets off at 4, and she brings Anna into ropes to hook her up. The ref counts as Mariah chinlocks Anna against ropes, but she lets off at 4. Mariah kisses Anna on the cheek, then runs to DROPKICK Anna in the back! Anna falls out of the ropes and Mariah soaks up the heat. Mariah stands Anna up, runs, and SHOTGUNS her down! Anna flounders out of the ring and Mariah takes a bow. Mariah then goes out to stalk Anna, and she brings Anna around the way. Mariah puts Anna against barriers to CHOP her! And SPANK her! Mariah laughs while Anna hobbles away. Mariah pursues to then CHOP again!

Anna is stinging while Mariah dusts herself off. Mariah hears the count but she whips Anna into the barriers first! Mariah then leaves Anna behind and “apologizes” to the ref. Mariah goes back out after Anna, soaks up the heat, and vogues for the camera. But Anna throws body shots and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Mariah CHOPS back! Mariah pushes Anna into the ring, takes her time posing before going back in, and Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns as Anna whips Mariah to a corner. Mariah slips out to the apron, avoids Anna’s haymaker, and ROUNDHOUSES in return! Anna staggers, Mariah shouts and climbs up, but Anna ROCKS her! Anna then gets space, runs up, and HEEL KICKS! Anna then wrenches the arms, ICONOCLASM! Cover, TWO! Anna grows frustrated but she drags Mariah up and hooks the arms. Mariah blocks the Gory Especial to backslide hard, TWO! Anna sits up, into a KNEE THRUST! Mariah says it’s time to end this, and she hauls Anna back up. Fireman’s carry, but Anna slips free! QUEENSLAYER!!

Anna hops on as a backpack, but Mariah RAMS her into buckles! Mariah is free, and she puts Anna up top. Mariah DOUBLE CHOPS, then gets some space. Mariah runs up to STRATUSPHERE! Anna flounders away and Mariah shouts out Storm! Mariah runs up, but the hip attack misses! Anna runs up to kick, dragon sleeper, and BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO?!? Mariah survives and Anna grows frustrated! The fans rally as Anna sits Mariah up, into the QUEEN- NO, Mariah blocks the sleeper! Anna fights through to have the QUEENSLAYER! Mariah flails, reaches out, but she BITES Anna’s arm!!

The ref reprimands but Mariah is free all the same! Fireman’s carry, MAYDAY DRIVER!! Cover, Mariah wins!

Winner: Mariah May, by pinfall

One thing is for sure, Mariah is just as looney as her role model! Will she follow in Storm’s footsteps to become a champion in AEW?

 

Backstage interview with Ruby Soho & Angelo Parker.

Renee is with the lovey-dovey couple, how’d the date go? Ruby says she felt it went really well. Parker is relieved, he didn’t wanna say it first and be wrong. It was incredible, everything he hoped it’d be, he had a great time. Renee points out that in the opposite direction, Saraya is becoming unraveled. If they didn’t hear her comments earlier, she had some rather choice words. And apparently, she was going to hook Ruby up with her brother? Ruby says that’s weird and Renee agrees. Plus, Zak is more like a poor man’s Tom Hardy, big pass. Parker isn’t sure being Norwich’s Most Eligible Bachelor is a bad of honor, either. And honestly, “wrestling royalty?” That’s a stretch.

Ruby tells Saraya that she said she doesn’t care, that Ruby doesn’t get under her skin, but here’s the reality: for the last year, Saraya told Ruby that Ruby needed Saraya, when it was really the other way around. Saraya is sad and unhappy without Ruby. And say all you want about Ruby, but talk bad on Parker and that’s when they have problems. Ruby said she needed space, and in that space, she found something real. And Saraya may be sick of hearing it, of seeing it, but hey, why not invite everyone along? Bring the cameras, bring the crew, and they’ll shove this right down Saraya’s throat!

Parker’s pretty fired up. He says Ruby’s hot when she’s mad. Ruby thanks him for the compliment, and the two head out to get some drinks. Will they make Saraya so sick of love she’ll never dare speak their names again?

 

Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Jake Hager w/ Hornsby!

The Undisputed Kingdom were bullying Orange Cassidy, and apparently the Big Hurt didn’t like seeing that. Will Oklahoma’s own break the Savior of the Backbreaker? Or will Roddy be too strong even for the All-American Sooner?

The bell rings and the fans rally for Hager and Hornsby. Roddy and Hager circle, tie up, and Hager powers Roddy to a corner. Roddy slips free, shoves Hager, and fans boo. The two reset, they circle again, and Roddy gets around to waistlock. Roddy then turns Hager around to CHOP, but Hager doesn’t budge! Fans fire up and Roddy is a bit scared, so Roddy bails out. The Kingdom pep talk Roddy while the ring count climbs. Roddy hurries in, dodges Hager, then things speed up. Roddy leaps but Hager catches him! Hager puts Roddy in a corner, runs up but into a BOOT! Roddy CHOPS, but Hager catches it?!

Fans fire up as Hager TOSSES Roddy, then CHOPS him! And CHOPS him again! Hager whips corner to corner hard, runs up, but Rodd bails out again! Hager snarls, goes out after Roddy, and stalks him around the way. Matt Menard’s on commentary, he says watch out for “these bozos,” Taven & Bennett. Hager stares them down as he walks past, then fires off on Roddy! Roddy tumbles, Hager puts him in the ring, but Roddy KICKS Hager in the ropes! Roddy CLUBS away on Hager, then tells Tulsa to shut up! Roddy runs, but into a BOOT! Hager storms up, puts Roddy in a corner, and then TOSSES him across the ring!

The fans fire up as Hager LARIATS Roddy down! Cover, TWO! Roddy stays in this but Hager digs his knees into Roddy! Roddy flails and reaches out but Hager traps the arms. The ref counts as that knee gets a bit high on the chest and into the neck area. Hager lets off, but he puts Roddy in a corner to fire off body shots! Roddy staggers away as Rampage goes picture in picture.

Hornsby cheers Hager on as he clotheslines Roddy in the corner! Hager ROCKS Roddy while talking trash to The Kingdom, then he hauls Roddy up top. Hager climbs, brings Roddy up, but Roddy clubs at Hager’s leg. Roddy throws body shots, slips underneath, and then kicks the legs out! Hager ends up stuck in the ropes, and Roddy runs to STRONG KNEE him in the back! Hager falls and Roddy stomps a mudhole in! The ref counts, Roddy lets off to flex, but only The Kingdom cheers him on. Roddy stands on Hager in the corner, lets off as the ref counts, but then he springboard stomps Hager down!

Roddy gets the legs and has Hager in ropes, for the ROPE GUILLOTINE! Hager sputters, Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy keeps Hager down by dropping knees, then he digs a knee into Hager’s back. Roddy has the chinlock but Hager endures and fights up. The fans rally, Hager throws body shots, and then Hager runs, but into a DROPKICK! Roddy hurries to cover, TWO! Roddy drags Hager from ropes, stomps him, then paces around while The Kingdom talks trash on Hager. Roddy glares at Hornsby but Hornsby dares him to do something! Roddy goes back to Hager to rain down fists! Roddy then lets off to put Hager in a corner.

Taven seems to be talking trash on Hornsby, probably calling him a Melvin like does everyone. Roddy stands Hager up to CHOP! And CHOP! And then he scoops to BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Roddy keeps Hager down with another chinlock, again digging in a knee. Hager endures, fights up, and Rampage returns to single picture. Hager throws body shots and is free, but Roddy CLUBS, KNEES and runs, but into a lift! Roddy sunset flips, Hager stays up and he drags Roddy up to TOSS to a corner! Roddy BOOTS, ENZIGIRIS and then OLYMPIC SLAMS! Cover, TWO! Roddy grows frustrated as Hager stays in this.

Hornsby smacks the steel steps to rally the fans, and now Bennett glares at him. And then Taven comes in from the other side, Hornsby realizes he’s in a 2v1 situation here. Hornsby wants them to calm down, but then he pulls out a SUPER CONFETTI POPPER! It goes off and Hornsby says take that! The Kingdom still storms up on him, but here comes Orange Cassidy! The AEW International Champion is returning the favor to Hager by helping out his buddy. The Kingdom says fine, bring it then! Cassidy says hold on, he has THE HAT! He throws the purple bucket hat into Hager, and Hager loves that hat!

Cassidy then dodges Taven, shoves him into Bennett, and down they go! Cassidy rains down fists, and Hager powers up with the hat!! Roddy runs up but Hager LARIATS! And LARIATS! And OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY SUPLEXES! The fans are thunderous as Hager says, “I like this hat!!” Then Hager runs corner to corner, goes up and up, and hits the HAGER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives but Hager snarls! But Taven sends Cassidy into railing! The 2v1 has gotten the better of Cassidy, and Roddy JAWBREAKERS Hager! Hager staggers, Roddy storms up, OLYMP- NO, Hager slips free to GUT RWENCH BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!

Roddy survives, but Hager has the ANKLE LOCK!! Roddy flails, rolls over, and he kicks from below! Hager still holds on, ANKLE LOCK! Roddy flails, reaches out, but Taven throws Cassidy into the ring! The ref is distracted by that, Taven & Bennett get on the apron but Hager CLOBBERS them both! Roddy STRONG KNEES!! Hager falls, Roddy covers, Roddy wins!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall

Despite having back-up and the power-up, Hager still couldn’t beat the numbers game! Roddy is rolling towards Revolution, will he be taking the International title away from Cassidy?


My Thoughts:

A very good Rampage that was again booked to have story. The Bucks of course won their match, but they did what I was hoping they’d do in changing up their style. They purposefully didn’t use superkicks, and then they are apparently changing up the names of their finishers as if to say Heel Bucks don’t care about their YouTube show or Dave Meltzer. Their post match promo was good, too, but it didn’t really add too much more to the heat they’ve already got. And pretty good promos out of this Ruby VS Saraya story. I thought Ruby VS Saraya was just going to be the thing, but now it feels like they might give us a Mixed Tag of Ruby & Parker VS Saraya & Zak.

Really good Trios Triple Threat to open, and I love that it was Keith, Komander & Penta winning rather than taking a loss to the established-ish trios. The feud of Private Party and Top Flight really needs to be settled by just those teams anyway. Pretty good promo from Sammy Guevara to call out the Don Callis Family, but of course it turned into Hobbs beating Sammy up. Good promo from Skye and Julia, I really thought AEW would’ve figured out a contender to the TBS Championship by now, but maybe that’ll happen very quickly in the next week. Really good match from Mariah May and Anna Jay, and a really good win for Mariah. But you can bet Storm didn’t pay attention to this at all, just like the other times.

And very good main event from Hager VS Roddy, with The Kingdom of course overbooking this. The bit with Hornsby was fun, and Cassidy showing up was also a logical move. I like that Hager’s hat is now the same as Cassidy putting hands in his pockets, but of course Hager lost out. Roddy needs momentum going into the title match so he had to win this one, and he probably just waits it out while Cassidy gets worn down. But at this point, it’ll probably still take a lot of cheating for Roddy to win the International title and bring it into The Undisputed Kingdom.

My Score: 8.7/10


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