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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/23/22)

It’s a Holiday Rampage!

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Three wise men will be $300,000 richer!

AEW splurges for the holidays with a massive cash prize to the team that survives tonight’s Casino Trios Royale! Who will be living like kings this Christmas?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Three Kings Christmas Casino Trios Royale: AR Fox & Top Flight win the $300,000 prize.
  • AEW TBS Championship Eliminator Match: Jade Cargill w/ The Baddies VS Vertvixen; Cargill wins and denies Vertvixen a title match.
  • Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn VS Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh; Jarrett & Lethal win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Three Kings Christmas Casino Trios Royale!

Ringside is a briefcase of THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS! But only one team can claim it as their Christmas bonus, who will be the three left cashing in at the end of the chaos?

The bell rings, and we have the Superbad Squad (Kip Sabian, The Butcher & The Blade) and La Faccion Ingobernables (Rush, Dralistico & Preston Vance) mugging Best Friends (Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta & Chuck Taylor), 2v1 times three! Fans boo as all those men stomp and punch away on Freshly Squeezed and friends! But then Cassidy kicks Rush & Kip away at the same time Trent shoves Butcher & Blade and Chuck shoves Dralistico & Vance! All six men rush back at Best Friends, but Best Friends dodge to GROUP HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want for Christmas! But then the brawl is on again!

Trent, Cassidy & Chuck each throw someone out, but Dralistico clings to ropes, Kip lands safe on the apron, and Blade manages to Spider-Man to ropes! The others go after Best Friends, Rush DECKS Cassidy! Butcher & Blade hit Trent with a LARIAT BACK SUPLEX! CANNONBALL from Kip to Trent! Cassidy bails out under the ropes to stay safe, only for Rush to copy him and CLOBBER him! The others brawl with Best Friends while Rush LASHES Cassidy with that bright green cable! Jose dumps water on Cassidy while Kip talks trash. Chuck bumps Blade off buckles, he dodges Butcher, and then he OVERHEAD suplexes Kip onto Butcher!

The ref reprimands, Rush finally stops choking Cassidy, but Chuck serves Blade SOLE FOOD! Chuck runs, but into Vance’s TOP TEN SPINEBUSTER! Fans boo Vance so he flips them off. Vance TOSSES and ELIMINATES Chuck! Best Friends are a Kentucky Gentleman down as this match continues! And here comes the Blackpool Combat Club! Claudio Castagnoli, Wheeler Yuta & Jon Moxley all go to the ring from the ramp, they brawl with the Superbad Squad! Claudio puts Blade on a corner, Moxley rains down fists on Butcher all the way to “OCHO!” and Yuta fires off hands on Kip and Vance!

LFI tries to dump Trent out but Trent fights back! Claudio throws EuroUppers all over, Cassidy is back and he ROCKS Rush, but Kip CLUBS Cassidy! The brawling continue, Moxley knees away on Butcher! Vance goes after Yuta, Rush stomps Cassidy, then Rush pretends to kick Cassidy’s head to the crowd. Cassidy has a bloody spot on the back of his head but Rush throws body shots. Yuta goes after Blade and Claudio helps, but Butcher saves Blade. Cassidy fights off Rush but Dralistico clubs Cassidy. Moxley has Kip now, but here comes The Dark Order! Fans fire up as Evil Uno, Alex Reynolds & John Silver rush the ring!

But of course Vance stands in their way to protect Rush! But Trent throws Rush out! Rush goes through the middle rope, he’s still in this, but Vance realizes he’s alone! He fights his former friends 3v1 and the three are winning! Fans fire up as they mug Vance against ropes! Rush returns, he goes after Cassidy, but then the BCC go after the Dark Order because of their friendship with Hangman Page! Moxley ROCKS Uno, Uno whips Moxley! Moxley goes up but holds on! The Dark Order club away on the hands but Yuta & Claudio save Moxley! Claudio EuroUppers and kicks Uno! Vance fires off on Silver!

Cassidy is up top, and he CROSSBODIES, only to be caught by Uno and Claudio! They pop Cassidy up but Cassidy lands on his feet! And puts his hands in his- NO, the Superbad Squad clobber Cassidy! Claudio sees no problem with that, and he brawls with Vance while AEW goes picture in picture!

Claudio scoops Vance but Vance fights back. Vance throws hands, he ROCKS Claudio, then fires off forearms on Moxley! Claudio ROCKS Vance back! Silver EuroUppers Vance! Moxley ROCKS Vance! Vance hits Moxley back, they brawl, Vance BOOTS Moxley! Moxley comes back, but runs into a BIG back suplex! Vance ROCKS Claudio, CHOPS him, then CHOPS again! Rush CHOPS Yuta, Yuta CHOPS back! Trent helps Yuta go after Rush but Dralistico makes the save. Claudio and Moxley mug Vance, Blade throws Cassidy out! Cassidy holds on to skin the cat! But Blade is right on him again to DECK him!

Rampage returns to single picture as fans rally, and Cassidy dodges Blade to ORANGE PUNCH him! Blade wobbles, Cassidy throws him up and out, Cassidy ELIMINATES Blade! But then Kip TOSSES and  ELIMINATES Cassidy!! Just as Best Friends take one of the Superbad Squad, Mr. Superbad himself strikes back! But then Trent TOSSES and ELIMINATES Kip!! And then Cassidy goes after Kip himself! The Superbad Squad only has Butcher, and Best Friends have #JustTrent! Butcher CLOBBERS Trent, stomps him down, and the other factions brawl! Kip and Cassidy fight their way up to the stage, and Cassidy bowls Kip! Then TACKLES him!

Here comes SPANISH ANNOUNCE PROJECT! Which means they excuse themselves from the Spanish announce desk and head to the ring! Hopefully fans listening to the Spanish commentary aren’t upset Luther, Serpentico & Angelico are done talking. Moxley fireman’s carries Uno, but Uno holds ropes to stay in this! Luther whips Serpentico into Yuta and Dralistico to sandwich them! And then the same to Reynolds in the other corner! And then into Uno and Moxley! And then into Vance! Fans cheer but Serpentico is a ragdoll! Trent and Angelico brawl, Trent throws Angelico up and out! Trent stomps Angelico down and ELIMINATES him!

Well, Angelico makes his way back to the Spanish commentary table, it’s all on Serpentico and Luther. Silver fires off on Dralistico & Rush! SUPERKICK for Rush! Dralistico gets around, shoves Silver to ropes, but Silver holds ropes. Silver catches the Monkey Flip to TOSS Dralistico and ELIMINATE him! LFI is down to two, but Rush glares at Johnny Hungy! ROLLING ELBOW! And then a whip up and out, Rush ELIMINATES Silver! Dralistico & Jose mug Silver as Rush evens the score! But Uno CLUBS Rush! And CHOPS him! And CHOPS again! And CHOPS! Rush CHOPS, Uno CHOPS, repeat! Fans “WOO~” for the CHOP fight!

But then Uno pokes Rush in the eye! But Moxley hits a CUTTER! Moxley stands Uno up to run and SHOTGUN him into the ropes! Uno staggers, Moxley dumps Uno to the apron! Yuta keeps Reynolds back, Uno stands back up, but Moxley DROPKICKS and ELIMINATES Uno! That was just so Moxley could send a message to Hangman! Luther whips Claudio into a corner, but Claudio dodges to EuroUpper! Claudio TOSSES and ELIMINATES Luther! Team SAP only has one man left in SNAKEMAN! Claudio shrugs, but Butcher picks him up and puts him on the ropes! But then Mark Sterling tells everyone to hold on?

Smart Mark wants the music off so everyone can hear him. “Did you know that there is a law in Texas that says you cannot milk another man’s cow? Which is great news for the people of San Antonio, because that means no one will ever touch your wives! It’s illegal! Now win that money, boys!” Ari Daivari & The Varsity Athletes (Tony Nese & Josh Woods) drag Trent out under the ropes! Trent is still in this but he gets mugged! Moxley whips Reynolds up and out while Trent is sent into railing! Reynolds fights back but Moxley has a SLEEPER! Trent fades, but he manages to HOTSHOT Moxley away!

Daivari, Nese & Woods get in the ring to go after Yuta! Yuta elbows them away, then he CLUBS Reynolds! Reynolds falls, Yuta ELIMINATES him! The Dark Order now only has the Meat Man! Moxley whips Woods to ropes, Woods holds ropes to stop himself. Woods fires off on Butcher, Moxley actually helps him. Rush OVERHEAD Suplexes Yuta into buckles! Rush runs corner to corner, to hit the BULL’S HORNS! Rush TOSSES and ELIMINATES Yuta! But then Serpentico storms up on Rush to CHOP away! Those don’t bother Rush, Rush feeds Serpentico to Vance’s DISCUS LARIAT! Vance then TOSSES Serpentico to ELIMINATE Team SAP!

But here comes AR Fox & Top Flight! The Coldest Team in the Game and their high-flying friend get in, they GAMANGIRI Trent, GAMANGIRI again, then A-LIST LARIAT! Fox skins the cat to swinging dropkick Trent! Then Top Flight RIPCORD Trent into the CUTTER from Fox! They then go after whoever is around, Claudio throws Daivari up and out but Mark says, “WHOA! WHOA!” Daivari is safe and Mark says okay, and he walks away. Claudio BOOTS Daivari down and ELIMINATES him! The money behind Varsity Athletes is gone! Vance ROCKS Claudio with forearms, then he ROCKS Trent!

Fans rally as Moxley fights off Rush, but Vance goes after him! Moxley BOOTS Vance but Vance ROCKS Moxley! Woods is after Butcher, Vance ROCKS Claudio! Claudio tosses Rush up and out! Moxley BOOTS and ELIMINATES Vance! Fans love seeing that, and now LFI only has El Toro Blanco in play! Woods brawls with Fox, throws him up and out but Fox lands on the apron. Fox ROCKS Woods, springboards, but into a KNEE! Woods helps Nese fight off Top Flight! But Dante whips Nese up and out! Nese holds on, Dante keeps after him, but Woods goes after Dante! Woods then drags Darius up, but Dante helps his brother!

Dante TOSSES Woods up and out to ELIMINATE him! Nese HOTSHOTS Dante, he slingshots, but Darius SHOVSE him out onto Woods, Daivari and even Mark Sterling! Top Flight ELIMINATES Daivari & The Varsity Athletes! Trent and Butcher are on the apron, Trent reels Butcher in! APRON PILEDRIVER!! Butcher falls, Trent ELIMINATES the Superbad Squad! But Rush uses the BULL’S HORNS to ELIMINATE Trent and Best Friends with him! Rush calls out Claudio? Fans fire up as Rush wants the ROH World Champion! They get face to face, then the EuroUppers and CHOPS start going back and forth!

Claudio gets the edge with his uppercuts! But Rush knees low! And ROCKS Claudio! Rush fires up, but Claudio ducks the haymaker! Rush picks Claudio up but Claudio fights that! Claudio suplexes Rush over the ropes but Rush drags Claudio out to join him! Rush CHOPS, Claudio snarls. Claudio eggs Rush on, Rush CHOPS again! Rush CHOPS, Claudio fires off a flurry of forearms! Fans are thunderous as Claudio POSTS Rush, then bumps him off the crossbar! EUROUPPER! Rush falls and Claudio ELIMINATES him, no more LFI! Fox is on the apron but he ROCKS Mox! Fox slingshots, but Mox DECKS him and ELIMINATES him!

But then Top Flight rushes over to go after Moxley! Claudio goes after them, and the two teams stand off! Fans are thunderous since we just saw Moxley and Darius on Dynamite! The BCC and the Martins start firing off haymakers! Fans give a standing ovation, BECAUSE HANGMAN SLIDES IN!! Hangman goes after Moxley after keeping his promise to not help Dark Order in the match! The Cowboy is throwing hands, but security rushes out to stop him! Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” but this isn’t the time for that yet! Top Fight get involved, Moxley DECKS Darius! But Dante SHOTGUNS Moxley up and out to ELIMINATE him!!

Fans are going nuts as now it’s just Top Flight VS Claudio! And then Hangman goes out after Moxley some more!! Security rush in to stop him again! Moxley gets on the corner and LEAPS off!! Moxley bowls Hangman and security over!! Claudio CLOBBERS Darius, Dante springboards but into an UPPERCUT! Claudio roars and fans fire up with him! Claudio drags Dante up to gut wrench him. Darius staggers, Claudio kicks him and scoops him, too! Fans fire up but Top Flight escape together! They double kick then double suplex! But Claudio fights to lift them both up! Top Flight both end up on the apron!

Claudio ROCKS Dante, he ROCKS Darius, then he fires off on Darius more! But Dante BOOTS Claudio! Darius steps in, COMPLETE SHOT! Top Flight gets Claudio up, they both lift him, but he fights them off with haymakers! Fans rally behind Claudio but Top Flight double scoop! Claudio fights free with elbows now! Claudio gut wrenches and TOSSES Darius, but he stays safe on the apron! Dante staggers into a BOOT! Claudio fires up again and fans fire up with him! Claudio drags Dante up in a deadlift! Claudio fireman’s carries Dante, trophy lifts him, but Darius SUPERKICKS! Dante feeds Claudio to Darius’ ROLLING ELBOW!

Dante whips but Claudio reverses, only for Darius to help Dante go up and over Claudio! Then Dante helps Darius with the TORNADO DDT! Claudio flounders, Top Flight DOUBLE LARIAT Claudio up and out! But Claudio stays safe on the apron!! Fans are thunderous as Claudio’s one foot taps the floor! Top Flight runs in, Claudio HOTSHOTS Dante! Darius runs into a shoulder! Claudio is back in, but Dante uses Darius as a step, ANGEL DORADO IN MOTION! But Claudio catches Dante! Claudio swings Dante around but Darius SUPERKICKS Claudio! Darius then helps Dante sit back up to RANA Claudio up and out and ELIMINATE him! TOP FLIGHT & FOX WIN!!!

Winners: AR Fox & Top Flight (winners of the $300,000 cash prize)

What a massive win for the young trio! One hundred grand apiece, what will these fly boys spend it on?

 

Eddie Kingston & Ortiz are here!

Fans cheer as The Mad King & the man affectionately known as “Monkey” head to the ring. They’ve got beef with the House of Black that needs to be settled, but they get the mics here tonight. Ortiz borrows a fan’s Pitbull cutout and Kingston barks it up. Fans bark, too, and Kingston says, “Alright, to get serious real quick, lately we’ve been seeing the House of Black come out here, beat everybody up. Last time I saw them, they dropped my man like he was a b*tch. Like he didn’t deserve to get beat down, like a herb.

“Here’s the deal. House of Black, we sent the contract to you. Guess what? You didn’t sign it. I’m not gonna wait for you guys to shut the lights on and off, like we have a power outage problem or something like that. I wanna fight you guys now! Monkey wants to fight you guys now! Do you people wanna see us kick their asses or what?” The fans cheer for that! Kingston tells the House to get out here! “Hit the lights, do the creepy crap, let’s go!” Ask and you shall receive, for the lights go down! And then they come back up in all red, with Julia Hart on stage! And she points to the screen for the House of Black to speak.

Malakai Black sighs, and says, “Ever so perceptible, Eddie. However, all in due time. However, Eddie, I was thinking. If the enemy of my enemy is my friend, then if the friend of enemy is influenced by me, would he then be his enemy, too? Interesting, right?” The House steps away into the shadows, and both Ortiz and Kingston wonder what the hell they’re talking about. Is there a question of allegiance here? But then, who is whose enemy in all of this?

 

Backstage interview with Sammy Guevara & Daniel Garcia.

Renee Paquette is with the Spanish God & Dragonslayer to note that last week, Jericho said Garcia was to follow the lead of Sammy. What is his reaction to that decision? Sammy wants to speak but Garcia says they’re not doing this. Garcia is going to talk for himself. And if he’s keeping it real, he doesn’t like anything about Sammy. Not his hair, not the way he dresses, but… If Jericho thinks they should stick together, Garcia being the professional and team player here, he will give it his best effort. Wow, really? A professional? Sammy says, “You know what you are? You’re a professional tight ass.” Real tight. Garcia needs to loosen up.

Sammy has Renee switch spots with him so he can stand closer to Garcia. Sammy says, “You know what you need? I know what you need. You need a hug. Bring it in!” Sammy hugs Garcia but Garcia doesn’t like it. Sammy asks if he feels it, and Garcia says yes, he feels it. Sammy says the JAS is a family. As the New Year approaches, they’re going to do great things together! Sammy & Danny! Danny & Sammy! Merry Christmas, brother! Garcia says this is what he meant. But will the sibling rivalry turn into a dynamic duo as AEW enters 2023?

 

AEW TBS Championship Eliminator Match: Jade Cargill w/ The Baddies VS Vertvixen!

UNDEFEATED at 44-0 and counting, TBS still stands for #ThatBitchShow. But how long can it last? Will Jade go to 45-0? Or will she owe a title match in the New Year?

The bell rings and Vert circles with Jade. They tie up, Jade THROWS Vert down, and then taunts her. Jade drags Vert up, bumps her off buckles and then stomps her. Jade ROCKS Vert, CLUBS her, and brings Vert around to scoop and carry Vert before the SLAM! Jade flexes and fans cheer while AEW goes picture in picture.

Jade drags Vert up, CLUBS her down, then brings her up again. Jade scoops to SLAM Vert, looms over her, and then whips her to ropes. Jade ELBOWS Vert down, and then taunts her. Jade drags Vert up, TOSSES her, and soaks up the cheers and jeers. Jade does push-ups just to show off! Vert flounders in the corner, Jade storms up to stomp a mudhole into her! The ref counts, Jade lets off at 4, and then she drags Vert back up. Jade bumps Vert off buckles, gives her a EuroUpper, then brings Vert around into the ropes. Jade CHOKES Vert, lets off at 4, and she argues with the ref. Velvet CHOKES Vert! Leila swipes at her!

The Baddies get away with being bad and then Jade bumps Vert off buckles. Jade bumps Vert off more buckles, then CLUBS her down! Jade stands Vert back up to CLUB her again! And again! Jade whips Vert corner to corner hard and Vert bounces off buckles! Jade scuffs Vert, paces, then SLAPS Vert down, and Rampage goes to break.

The Rampage Holiday Bash returns as Jade digs her boots into Vert! The ref counts, Jade lets off at 4, and then she dribbles. Jade runs but Vert dodges the dunk! Vert runs to kick low! Vert whips but Jade blocks to reverse. Vert ducks ‘n’ dodges but Jade SUPERKICKS Vert! Jade kicks Vert, then SCISSOR KICKS her down! Vert staggers up, into the BOOT!! Cover, Jade wins!

Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (denies Vertvixen a title match)

And that’s 45! Vert isn’t a challenger, but who will be next for Jade to run through?

 

Ruby Soho speaks.

“Tay! Last week was supposed to be the end of our story. I was supposed to close that chapter of my career and rid myself of you, like I’ve wanted to for so damn long. I beat you. And I was supposed to have my moment, I was supposed to enjoy it. But Anna Jay decided differently. So I’m getting a little tired of this numbers game. As much as I didn’t really wanna ask for help, I wanted to fight this fight on my own, I think I found the perfect person to fight this fight.” Willow Nightingale excitedly hops into frame! Fist bump? Ruby says they’ll work on that. But TayJay, they’re coming for ya! That happens for New Year’s Smash on Dynamite this Wednesday!

 

Wardlow speaks.

“Joe, I find it very comical that you claim to be the most dangerous man in the room, but are always attacking me from behind. I find it even more comical that you’re running around, calling yourself a king, when in fact the crown you took is not yours. Remember, Joe: you never tapped me out, you never pinned me. You haven’t beaten me! This Wednesday, you playing the king comes to an end.” The Maestro of Mayhem is ready, will he play a special Powerbomb Symphony for the Samoan Submission Specialist?

 

New Year, New Look!

AEW Dynamite will be live, January 4th, debuting an all new aesthetic! Will Dynamite still be explosive in 2023?

 

Alex Marvez and a cameraman hurry outside!

“Powerhouse” Hobbs is here! And he’s got someone pinned up against the wall! Hobbs says, “I’m taking everything!” and then he throws this man down to go after the cameraman! Who won’t Hobbs manhandle in his mission to take over AEW?

 

Mark Henry interviews tonight’s main eventers!

The World’s Strongest Man notes that last week, Max Caster was attacked from behind by Jeff Jarrett and company, and though Caster will be ringside, he is not cleared to compete. Even though Bowens has Daddy Ass, what is Bowens’ mindset going into tonight? But Sonjay Dutt says he’ll take it from here. “Last week, we took Max Caster out. And tonight, we’re gonna take out the rest of those yahoos! And did you hear my rap on Wednesday? Man, I buried those guys!” Jay Lethal says not only did they prove they’re better musicians than The Acclaimed, they will prove that they are better wrestlers, too!

Jarrett says that’s right, and he tells The Acclaimed to- Billy stops Jarrett there, and says, “Please, please, shut up.” Billy’s known Jarrett for over 20 years, and he knows how Jarrett plays this game. If you think Billy went soft, you’re sadly mistaken! He and Bowens are gonna show them all in just a minute. Bowens says that’s right, he and Billy will beat Jarrett’s “geriatric Kid Rock lookin’ ass all over Texas!” And they should do Bowens a favor and take Caster’s advice to listen. If they listen closely, they will hear San Antonio scream the one thing they’re all scared to admit: EVERYONE LOVES THE ACCLAIMED!

Well, it looks like there’s been enough talk. It’s time for the main event! Platinum Max may be sidelined, but will the Five Tool Player and Daddy Ass make sure “Triple J” never top the charts?

Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn w/ Max Caster VS Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh!

Caster may not be cleared to compete but he still got cleared to rap! “Acclaimed on the mic, gotta make that known. Gonna send these dudes back to the Impact Zone! How they gonna hate on me when they’re rolling with the Not So Great Khali? Stomp you in the nuts ’til you’re out of it! I’m gonna shut you down in Texas like the power grid! Yo, we gonna have to drop it. Y’all made cuz we got titles like Popovich!” Spurs fans love that one! Bowens then says, “SAAAAN AAANTONIOOOOO~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS~!” And they scissor finger!

The teams sort out and fans already sing, “OH~ Scissor Me Daddy~!” Bowens starts against Lethal, they circle, then tie up. They’re in a deadlock but Lethal finds a point of leverage to put Bowens in the corner. Lethal lets off, but then he sucker punches! Bowens CHOPS, Lethal haymakers, repeat! Bowens backs Lethal down with those CHOPS but Lethal knees low. Lethal whips, Bowens reverses but Lethal reverses to trip Bowens! Lethal steps through, Bowens kicks free once, but Lethal steps through again! Bowens turns that into a cradle, TWO! Bowens CHOPS but Lethal throws another hand, and they go back and forth again!

Lethal blocks a kick, slips around but Bowens ducks the haymaker to mule kick! Bowens front kicks, then runs, to LEG LARIAT BULLDOG! Cover, ONE!! Bowens drags Lethal over, fans rally up as he points to Billy, tag to Daddy Ass! But Lethal gets away to tag Jarrett! The Last Outlaw circles with the Ass Man and tie up. Jarrett pokes Billy in the eye! Jarrett throws hands, whips, and elbows Billy down! Jarrett CHOKES Billy, runs, and STRADDLE ATTACKS! Jarrett grins and struts but fans boo. Jarrett runs but Billy LARIATS! Billy bumps Jarrett off buckles, brings him corner to corner and bumps him again!

Billy suplexes Jarrett for a JACKHAMMER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Billy wrenches but Jarrett pokes eyes! Lethal tags in and goes up to leap, into a body shot! Billy drags Lethal over, tags in Bowens, and then whips Lethal for a body shot! Billy BOOTS Lethal, Bowens scoops Lethal, and Bowens SLAMS Lethal! Fans fire up as Bowens and Daddy Ass SCISSOR FINGER! They DOUBLE ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Bowens keeps Lethal from Jarrett but Lethal shoves Bowens away. Jarrett cheap shots Bowens in the back, but Bowens DECKS him for it! Lethal throws Bowens down, but Bowens avoids the elbow drop!

But Jarrett CLOBBERS Bowens on the outside! Jarrett grins and Sonjay talks trash while Rampage goes picture in picture!

The ref reprimands, everyone backs off of Bowens, but Billy helps Bowens up and in. Lethal stalks Bowens, stomps a leg, then drags Bowens up to toss him back out! Bowens hits hard by the ramp but Billy goes over to help him up again. Billy also tells Jarrett to back off with that chair! Jarrett does, Bowens gets in the ring but Lethal is right on him! Lethal stomps Bowens, bumps him off buckles, throws hands then digs his boot in! Sonjay talks trash as Lethal lets off. Jarrett gets cheap shots in! Caster protests but nothing can be done now. Lethal knees Bowens down, tags in Jarrett, and Jarrett stomps away.

Jarrett whips Bowens, Bowens sunset flips! TWO, Jarrett CLOBBERS Bowens! Tag back to Lethal and he covers, TWO! Lethal drags Bowens up, CLUBS him down, then brings him away from Billy. Lethal scoop SLAMS Bowens, covers, TWO! Lethal clamps on a chinlock to grind Bowens down! Bowens endures, fights up, and Caster rallies the fans. Bowens throws body shots, but Lethal knees low! And again! And again! Lethal tags Jarrett in, Triple J double whip, but Bowens reverses to send Lethal away! Jarrett RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS! Cover, TWO! Jarrett drags Bowens up, bumps him off buckles, then whips him corner to corner hard!

Bowens bounces off buckles, but Jarrett shakes his head as fans rally up. Jarrett whips Bowens back the other way hard! Bowens again bounces off buckles, and Jarrett tells Billy to “SUCK IT!” The ref keeps Billy back, Jarrett whips Bowens to ropes and back drops him as Rampage returns to single picture! Tag to Lethal, Jarrett whips Bowens to ropes to kick low! Lethal runs in to SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Fans boo but Lethal soaks up all the heat. Cover, TWO! Bowens refuses to stay down but Lethal stomps him down! Lethal SLAPS Bowens, drags him up, and fans rally up. Lethal snap suplexes Bowens, covers, TWO!

Fans rally but Lethal clamps on with a chinlock. Bowens endures, fights up, but Lethal knees low and CLUBS him down! Lethal tells Billy to “SUCK IT!” but Bowens blocks the suplex! Lethal brings Bowens away but Bowens wrenches out to waistlock! Lethal switches that around, suplexes, but Bowens slips out to roll Lethal! TWO, and Lethal hits the LETHAL COMBINATION! Sonjay laughs and Lethal grins at Billy. Lethal covers, TWO! Lethal drags Bowens to another cover, TWO! Another, ONE!! Fans rally but Lethal drags Bowens away. Tag to Jarrett but fans chant “JARRETT SUCKS!” as he stomps Bowens.

Jarrett eggs the fans on, and he stomps Bowens around. Bowens stands up as the haymakers fly in! Jarrett runs, into an ELOBW! JAB! CHOP! SUPERKICK!! Fans fire up while both men are down! Bowens crawls his way over, but so does Jarrett! Hot tags to Lethal and Billy! Fans fire up as Daddy Ass CLOBBERS Lethal, CLOBBERS Jarrett, repeat! Billy TOSSES Jarrett out, brings Lethal in, but Satnam gets in the ring!? Billy runs to LARIAT Satnam back out of the ring!! Lethal handsprings, but into a waistlock! Billy ties Lethal up, THE ONE AND ONLY!! Cover, but Jarrett breaks it! Sonjay gets on the apron but Bowens DECKS him!

But Jarrett gets Bowens for THE STROKE!! Caster is furious, he ROCKS Jarrett! Billy gets Jarrett and TOSSES him! But Sonjay sneaks in! LOW BLOW!! LETHAL INJECTION!!! Cover, TRIPLE J WIN!

Winners: Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal, by pinfall

Triple J had to use every card in their hands to win this one, but they still won! Will it only be a matter of time before these #LethalOutlaws snatch away the tag titles? Or can Caster get cleared and help Bowens pull off a Critically Acclaimed comeback?


My Thoughts:

A great episode for Rampage that kept it pretty concise. Good, quick promo from Wardlow to hype his match with Samoa Joe, and good promo from Ruby and Willow to hype up a match with Tay Melo & Anna Jay. And while it was obvious Jade was going to win, it was a touch surprising that it went past a commercial break, even after the picture in picture. I didn’t detect saltiness from Red Velvet but I would hope she plays that up more. That story of The Baddies falling apart and Bow Wow being the reason Jade loses just needs to happen already. They’re probably doing these eliminator matches to push Jade closer to 50 wins before she loses, but they should’ve realized to do that much sooner.

Really good promo segment from Eddie, Ortiz and the House of Black. I had a feeling Malakai would plant the seeds of distrust in Eddie, and I have a feeling instead of Ortiz turning on Eddie to join House of Black, this is going to drive Eddie so crazy that he technically turns on Ortiz and that’s how they lose to the House. I also like how brief Hobbs’ segment was, but I wish he was beating up someone more recognizable. I have no idea who that guy was, I feel like I should, but I don’t. Hobbs should’ve been mugging The Wingmen or the Workhorsemen because at least I’ve seen those guys more regularly.

Good promo from Garcia and Guevara and that went about how I expected. Garcia did question the teaming given how different he and Guevara are, but Garcia is doing his best to accept it because Jericho suggested it. This fits Garcia given he defaulted back to the JAS when he questioned if he was pro-wrestler or sports entertainer. However, with Sammy trying to be overly chummy, this will surely sour Garcia’s attitude and we’ll see that internal conflict return. Hopefully this time they milk it and bring Garcia very close to being pro-wrestler, even if he doesn’t join Blackpool Combat Club specifically.

Great Casino Trios Royale, I like that they let it go to the last person of each team. We got great stuff out of all the stories in that match, like Best Friends against Superbad Squad, LFI against Dark Order, and Moxley taking out the Dark Order just to piss Hangman off. Hangman showing up after the Dark Order was eliminated was a smart move, and we definitely need to see that Unsanctioned grudge match already. And while a lot of fans wanted Claudio to win, Top Flight was the right choice. Claudio has a title, Yuta has a title, Moxley is Moxley, they don’t need $300,000, kayfabe or otherwise. This is a great win for Fox & Top Flight, and they can use this to springboard (no pun intended) into something big next year.

And of course, great promo from the main eventers, and a great main event from “Triple J” VS Bowens & Billy. I figured Triple J would cheat in all the ways they could cheat, and that Billy would take the fall. The Acclaimed will surely put those titles up against Triple J at some point before Revolution, and they will win, but maybe the tiebreaker is build up for Revolution, where Acclaimed win again.

My Score: 8.5/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (6/15/24)

Happy Anniversary, Collision!

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Time sure flies when you’re having fun!

AEW Collision turns one year old tonight, and to “celebrate,” Thunder Rosa and Deonna Purrazzo battle under NO DISQUALIFICATIONS! What won’t these two do to settle the score?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 8 Man Tag: The Blackpool Combat Club VS Rocky Romero, Lio Rush & TMDK; The BCC wins.
  • No Disqualifications: Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo; Deonna wins.
  • Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Dalton Castle; Hechicero wins.
  • TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Lee Moriarty VS Dante Martin; Dante wins and advances to Forbidden Door.
  • Kyle O’Reilly VS Anthony Henry; Kyle wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS The House of Black; The House wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Christian Cage speaks.

“Welcome to Collision. Welcome to the one year anniversary of Collision. That’s right, it’s been 365 days since I singlehandedly put this show on the map when I won the TNT Championship int he very first episode, and went on a run with the TNT Championship that will never, ever be seen again. Now in the spirit of Christian Cage’s Collision, tonight, I guarantee you will see why AEW is where the best wrestle. And in the spirit of usual unpredictability, on the eve of the most important holiday of the year, Father’s Day, I guarantee you, Christian Cage’s Collision is going to end up being… very special.” Just what does The Patriarch have in mind for “his” show?

 

8 Man Tag: The Blackpool Combat Club VS Rocky Romero, Lio Rush & TMDK!

Jon Moxley is still IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, Wheeler Yuta is still ROH Pure Champion, and both Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli are still bad, bad men! The BCC is looking to still be the baddest group around, but will they be rolling on towards Forbidden Door? Or will Azucar, The Bad Child and the NEW Undisputed NJPW Tag Team Champions prove they’re just a little bit badder?

The teams sort out and The American Dragon starts against Lio. The fans rally for “B C C! B C C!” as Bryan and Lio circle. They feel things out, Lio ducks the roundhouse but Bryan blocks a kick! Bryan gets a SLEEPER, but Lio slips under to waistlock. Bryan switches, shoves, but Lio redirects! Bryan gets under the heel kick and the fans fire up for the standoff! Lio and Bryan reset, feel things out again, and knuckle lock. Bryan kicks low, brings Lio around to UPPERCUT, then UPPERCUTS again. Bryan whips, Lio reverses to then go up and RANA! Bryan gets up, but Lio runs to wheelbarrow. Bryan powers Lio to the corner, Yuta tags in!

The fans fire up for Yuta but Lio dodges to whip. Yuta whips, Lio reverses, Yuta goes up and over. Lio handsprings under ot kick and ENZIGIRI! Lio brings Yuta over, tag to Rocky, but Yuta gets loose. Rocky and Yuta trade forearms, the fans fire up, and then the CHOPS fly! CHOP after CHOP after CHOP and the fans fire up more! Yuta fires a flurry of forearms, then whips. Rocky slides under, kicks, Yuta ducks the enzigiri but not the HEEL KICK! Yuta rewinds to get around and GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Yuta floats to a facelock, tags Claudio, and the fans cheer as the Swiss Superman kicks low.

Claudio brings Rocky around to CHOP! Claudio whips, Rocky ducks ‘n’ dodges to jump up and RANA! Tag to Mikey Nicholls but Shane Haste jumps in, too! Shane BLASTS the BCC corner while Mikey whips Claudio to a corner. Mikey runs in to clothesline! Feed to Shane’s UPPERCUT and snapmare, then Mikey SLIDING LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Mikey keeps on Claudio and tags Shane. TMDK double whip but Claudio crisscrosses them! Then he runs to DOUBLE BULLDOG! The fans fire up with Claudio and he tags Bryan. Bryan goes up, Shane stands, into the MISSILE DROPKICK! The fans fire up with Bryan as Shane tumbles to a corner!

Bryan runs in to DROPKICK! Bryan keeps going but Shane FLYING ELBOWS! Shane storms around, goes after Bryan, but Bryan drags him into the LEBELL LCOK! Shanes’ team runs in but BCC intercepts! Moxley & Yuta TOSS out Mikey and Lio, but Claudio has Rocky in a COBRA TWIST! Shane endures, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets go while The BCC keeps beating on Mikey, Lio & Rocky! Moxley makes Rocky sit on the railing, Claudio BOOTS him down! Bryan KICKS Shane again and again, “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan winds up to BUZZ_ NO, Shane ducks to shove Bryan! Mikey trips Bryan, Shane basement dropkicks!

Mikey spins Bryan around to UPPERCUT! The ref reprimands, The BCC storms up, and Collision goes picture in picture.

The ref has everyone back off, but Rocky gets cheap shots on Bryan! The ref reprimands, Rocky backs off, and Shane drags Bryan in to stomp him down. Shane drags Bryan up, cravats, then tags in Lio. They mug Bryan, and Lio fires off at the ropes! Tag to Rocky, he adds on with KICKS! Rocky stomps Bryan down, tags Mikey, and they mug Bryan some. Mikey then CHOKES Bryan on the ropes! The ref counts, Mikey lets off, and Bryan sputters as he reaches out. Mikey drags Bryan up to tag in Rocky, and the mugging continues! The ref has to keep The BCC back and that lets the whole team beat up on Bryan!

Rocky taunts Yuta, goes back to Bryan, and brings Bryan around to snapmare. Rocky clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Bryan down. Bryan endures, fights up, but Rocky becomes a backpack! Bryan still reaches out, steps forward, but Rocky lets go to whip Bryan to a corner! Collision returns to single picture, Rocky runs up to clothesline! Rocky keeps going, TWO-EVER! Then THREE-EVER! Rocky hoists Bryan up top, climbs up after him, and goes to the very top. Rocky swivels them hips, but Bryan grabs Rocky for a SUPER ATOMIC DROP! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Rocky and Bryan crawl, hot tag to Shane and he BLASTS BCC!

Shane whips Bryan to a corner runs up, but Bryan dodges, hot tag to Claudio! Claudio BLASTS Lio, UPPERCUTRS Mikey, then UPPERCUTS Shane! Claudio fires off fast hands at the ropes, the ref backs him up, but Claudio jukes to UPPERCUT! The fans fire up, Claudio whips, and he back drops Shane hard! Claudio just keeps going, he UPPERCUTS Rocky on the outside! Claudio brings a chair around the way, sets it up, and then uses it to LAUNCH into Mikey! Claudio then returns to the ring, runs up and DOUBLE STOMPS Shane! The fans fire up and Claudio gets the legs! But Mikey gets in to LARIAT Claudio down!

The fans boo but Yuta DROPKICKS Mikey! Mikey tumbles out, Yuta DIVES onto him, but is THROWN into railing! Shane fireman’s carries Claudio, but Moxley’s in to CUTTER! Moxley shouts to Claudio and Claudio rises up! The fans are thunderous for the hot tag! Moxley gives Mikey a CUTTER! Moxley then runs in to clothesline at the corner! Moxley whips corner to corner, for another clothesline! Moxley goes up to rain down fists! The fans count along as fast as they can, Moxley goes right to TEN, then he reels Mikey in! Stalling PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! But Moxley clamps on with the SLEEPER!

Mikey fights up, pries free and elbows Moxley. Moxley BOOTS back! Mikey rebounds, Moxley dodges, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Lio tags in and he goes up! FINAL HOUR!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley’s not done yet and Lio is shocked! Lio says no, now it’s time! Lio goes up top again, for another FINAL- NO, Moxley moves and Lio rolls through! Moxley BOOTS Lio down! Then Moxley underhooks, for PARADIGM- NO, Lio slips out! TMDK is in, URENAGE BOMB!! Bryan runs in, but into the scoop! Bryan slips free, shoves Mikey into Shane, then BUSAIKU KNEE! Shane DROPKICSK Bryan!

Yuta gives Shane an OLYMPIC SLAM! Rocky hits SLICED BREAD! Claudio SPINEBUSTERS for the GIANT SWING! Azucar goes around and around and around, and the fans count to TEN, but Claudio just picks up speed! Claudio TOSSES Rocky at 15! Lio leaps on for a SLEEPER! Claudio powers Lio around to TOSS into the DEATH RIDER!! Cover, BCC wins!

Winners: Blackpool Combat Club, by pinfall

The BCC defend homefield in AEW, and we’re just two weeks away from Forbidden Door! Moxley then gets the mic to say, “Tetsuya Naito of NJPW is a survivor, but The Forbidden Door is the final conflict. This is it. This is your last chance. I’m not coming to beat you,  Naito. I’m not coming to defend the IWGP Championship. I’m coming to Forbidden Door to put an end to Tetsuya Naito once and for all! Naito, I’m coning to Forbidden Door to finish you, to finish your career, to put you in a pine box, to put you in the ground, and to BURY your ass once and for all!!” A powerful ultimatum with still two weeks to go, will the Maniac also be the man that retires Naito?

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

Youngstown, Ohio, please welcome The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn! The fans fire up as Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass make their way to the ring. Schiavone lets Caster have the mic, and he says usually the Acclaimed comes out here with a rap, some punchlines, but tonight, if you didn’t see, but the “love” EVPs, the Young F’s…! Well, those guys issued a $5 THOUSAND FINE on them for disparaging company executives!? There was a tweet about it! Seems these EVPs are outta touch with the fans! Youngstown confirms!

Caster says the fans don’t want a couple of women’s business suit wearing a-holes! They want Platinum Max roasting everyone! They want Bowens & Billy hitting the scissor fingers, and you bet they want The Acclaimed to become the NEW AEW World Tag team Champions! And if Bowens was The Bucks, he wouldn’t focus the pettiness on raps and tweets, but on the fact that they will be face to face with The Acclaimed for the first time in four years. And this isn’t the same team they faced before in 2020. They are not an upstart! They have the same exact accolades as The Bucks do! Scissor King, Platinum Max, FORMER AEW World Tag Team Champions, FORMER AEW World Trios Champions, the WINNINGEST team in the history of AEW!!

And all they have to get the titles back is beat The Bucks twice. So do your worst! FINE them, but all they want is to get those titles back, get this company back, and prove that EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! In fact, forget fines! Take those fines, stick ’em up your virgin asses, because everyone here is gonna kick it old school for you! YO! YO! YO! LISTEN~! But then someone says NOOOO~! And it’s Brandon Cutler! He tells The Acclaimed to listen! This one year anniversary of Collision is to be a night of praise for the EVPs! They’ve carried this show since day one! But these limp noodles use their public platform to disparage!

So if they want a fine? FINE! Here’s a $10 THOUSAND fine! Then it’ll be $15- Christopher Daniels comes out here to stop Cutler. The Acclaimed had Daniels’ back, so here’s some good news. Tony Khan has REVERSED the fines, they get their money back! And Cutler, we don’t need to hear any more from you. But Cutler shows his clipboard to Daniels. Daniels SMACKS Cutler with the clipboard! Then DECKS him with his fist! Daniels TOSSES Cutler in for The Acclaimed to handle! They trip him up, hold him open, and Bowens goes up to say, SCISSOR ME TIMBERS~! Cutler crawls away in shame, but will The Bucks make sure The Acclaimed pay for that on Wednesday?

 

No Disqualifications: Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo!

La Mera Mera tried to be an ally to The Virtuosa against their common enemy, but the only thing they had in common was that they wanted to be the one to take down Toni Storm. That made them into enemies, and it has escalated to this! With nothing holding these two back, who stops at nothing to make sure the other regrets ever showing up in AEW?

Deonna doesn’t wait, she attacks while Rosa’s on the corner! The bell rings and Deonna puts Rosa in the Tree of Woe. Deonna runs in, but Rosa sits up! Deonna slides out of the ring, and Rosa CROSSBODIES down onto her! Rosa fires off hands, then POSTS Deonna! The fans rally behind Rosa and she CHOPS Deonna against the apron. Rosa SMACKS Deonna off the steel steps, then off them again, and then again! Rosa stands on Deonna, Deonna pushes her away, and Rosa starts bringing out stuff from under the ring! A chain, a trash can, and the lid! Rosa SMACKS Deonna with the lid! And then pushes the lid into Deonna with a boot!

The fans want tables but Rosa runs up first. Deonna dodges, Rosa dropkicks the steps! Deonna drags Rosa up, puts an arm between steps and post, then BOOTS the steps! Rosa falls back, clutching the elbow! Deonna snarls, goes looking under the ring, and she brings out a kendo stick! Deonna throws that all the way over the ring, but she gets some chairs. Deonna wedges a chair in a corner, then gets Rosa up. Rosa reverses the whip but Deonna stops herself! Deonna kicks and whips, but Rosa stops. Rosa ELBOWS Deonna, fireman’s carries, then DEATH VALLEY DRIVERS! Cover, TWO! Deonna stays in this but Rosa goes looking for more!

Rosa brings out a TABLE! Youngstown cheers as Rosa gets that big thing up, only for Deonna to DROPKICK it into her! The fans boo but Deonna soaks up the heat, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Deonna drags the table up for herself, and she puts that in the ring. Deonna drags Rosa up, wrenches, then kicks Rosa. Deonna hammerlocks an arm before she POSTS Rosa! And then she hammerlocks and POSTS Rosa again! Rosa clutches the side of her face, but there’s no blood, yet. Deonna gets Rosa in the ring, then drags her over to snapmare by the table. Deonna steps over Rosa to trap the arms, then turns her over so she can dribble Rosa’s head onto the wood! Deonna lets off and Rosa flops over. Cover, TWO! Rosa is tougher than that but Deonna keeps her cool as Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and the two fight over a chair. Deonna JAMS Rosa up, takes a swing, but Rosa dodges! Rosa BOOTS the chair into Deonna! Then Rosa grabs the chair to JAM Deonna, and SMACK her on the back! And SMACK her again! Rosa brings Deonna around, fireman’s carries, and SAMOAN DROPS her on the folded table! Cover, TWO! Deonna is still in this but Rosa drags her around to put in a corner. Rosa hoists Deonna up top, goes up after her, but Deonna fights with body shots! Rosa CLUBS Deonna in return, but Deonna slips under! Rosa rains down fists, so Deonna YANKS her into the buckle! CHEEKY NANDOS!

Rosa falls into the Tree of Woe, Deonna runs up and this time, she RAMS into Rosa! Rosa falls out of the Tree, Deonna covers, TWO!! Rosa survives that Spear of Woe or whatever you’d call it, and the fans rally up. Deonna drags Rosa up, slashes her throat, and then Gotch lifts, but Rosa fights that! Rosa wrenches out to FULL METAL DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives hitting steel but Rosa won’t let up. Rosa brings Deonna over to a corner, and puts the trash can around her! The fans cheer as Rosa stomps away on Deonna! Deonna sits down, Rosa grabs the table and she brings that around. The fans cheer as it’s finally set up!

Rosa SMACKS the can with the chain! Then Rosa finishes setting the table up, to use it as a ramp! FLYING SHOTGUN into the trash can!! The fans are thunderous for that unique use of a table, and then Rosa covers Deonna, TWO!?!? Deonna survives the savage innovation, but Rosa won’t give up just yet. Rosa completely stands the table up now, but Deonna has a chair! She slide sit at Rosa, the table falls over, but Rosa JAMS Deonna up with it! Rosa reels Deonna in, underhooks, but Deonna fights the package to wrench out! Deonna reels Rosa in, for a KNEELING PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!!! Rosa lives and Deonna is stunned!

Deonna clamps onto the arm, FUJIWARA! Rosa reaches out, but ends up in the VENUS DE MILO!!! Rosa reaches with her legs, but Deonna HAMMERS away on her head! Deonna rolls past Rosa to then look around on the outside. She LOW BLOWS a staff member!? Just to CLOBBER Rosa with his camera!!! Deonna shows no mercy to anyone, and she puts Rosa in the ropes! MOTORCYCLE STRETCH IN THE ROPES! Rosa’s out cold, Deonna wins!!

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by referee stoppage

That camera shot might as well have been a knockout! But Deonna still gets the win either way. Is Deonna going to move on from Rosa once and for all to then go after a title? Or will Rosa’s revenge not die with one loss?

 

Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Dalton Castle

Now this is a unique match-up! The Alchemist of Lucha is taking on The Peacock, and… wait are those The Outrunners being Castle’s substitute Boys? Well, uh, Turbo & Truth aside, will Castle be too hot to handle even for the man that summons fire? Or will Hechicero turn this Forbidden Door appetizer into sweet, sweet victory?

The bell rings and the fans fire up as these two get face to face. Hechi shoves Castle, Castle gets serious. They feel things out, tie up, and Hechi facelocks. Castle still powers Hechi to ropes, the ref calls the break, and the two let off clean. Castle gets fired up and eggs Hechi on. Hechi CHOPS, so Castle UPPERCUTS! They fire back and forth, CHOP for forearm, then Castle fires off a flurry! Castle runs, but HEchi follows to CROSSBODY! Hechi slips right into a SLEEPER at the ropes! Hechi shoves Castle away, goes up, and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Hechi kicks Castle around and eggs him on.

Hechi CLUBS away on Castle, runs, but Castle wrenches to LARIAT, KNEE, and DDT! The fans fire up as Castle gets a wild look in the eyes. Castle clamps on a half nelson, then CLUBS away on Hechi to get him up. Hechi fights with elbows of his own, but runs into an Alabama Lift! Castle spins, BANGAAA- NO, Hechi slips free, pops Castle up, and has the COBRA CLUTCH STRAITJACKET! Castle flails, pushes back to a cover, TWO! Hechi keeps the body scissors, wants the rear naked choke but Castle rolls. Hechi drags Castle up but Castle arm-drags free! Hechi BOOTS back, swings, but Castle blocks to ELBOW!

Castle snarls, runs, but Hechi follows to LARIAT in the corner! Hechi fires fast hands and a CHOP! Castle sits down, Kaun & Liona like what they see. Hechi powers up but runs into a clinch! EXPLODER! Castle and Hechi both rise, and the fans fire up with Castle! Hechi swings, but into another lift! Hechi sunset flips, TWO!! Castle just manages to escape, and he BOOTS Hechi! Hechi goes to a corner, Castle runs in but Hechi dodge! SHINING WIZARD! Hechi keeps going, LA MYSTICA LEG DROP! Cover, Hechi wins!

Winner: Hechicero, by pinfall

That was some in-ring magic for sure! The Gates of Agony celebrate with their new ally, will they and The Machine, Brian Cage, soon take over AEW and CMLL? But then Hechi beats up on Castle, puts him in a corner, and Liona HIP ATTACKS! Kaun METEORAS! The fans boo, but The Outrunners run in! Only to get CLOBBERED by The Gates… Hechi then feeds Castle to the Gates for the LARIAT SANDWICH! And they CLOSE- NO! Daniel Garcia hurries out here, with a chair! He and Daddy Magic have Castle’s back as they run off Hechi & The Gates! Will even The Alchemist of Lucha fear Red Death?

 

Backstage interview with Dante Martin.

Arkady Aura is with Angel Dorado, as well as his teammates, Darius Martin & Action Andretti. She brings up Dante facing Lee Moriarty in the TNT Championship qualifier. However, everyone else is banned from ringside. Dante says that’s fine, because Top Flight is about friendly competition. He remembers a time when Lee Moriarty was once about that. Darius asks if Dante is running. He’s not. Is he scared? He’s not. Because this is one of the best high-fliers today! High-flying and redeye-ing! Action promises that at Forbidden Door, Dante will be the NEW TNT Champion! But in steps Lio Rush. He says what’s up, long time no see. Good to see he has some new friends.

Not sure if any of them knew this or not, but Lio and Action go way back. That’s true. So as far as Darius, nice to finally meet you. Darius knows who Lio is, and won’t shake his hand. Okay, that’s fine. Just wanted to wish Dante luck tonight. Maybe see them around. Lio heads out, Action says yeah, great seeing him again. Top Flight heads out, but will Dante book him and the boys some golden tickets to Long Island? Or will #TAIGASTYLE make sure Shane Taylor Promotions takes over New York?

 

The Patriarchy is in the ring.

And “Mother” Shayna Wayne asks for everyone’s attention. They boo her? They boo a mother?! How dare you! Shayna demands they all get on their feet right now and pay respect to “the greatest father to ever live,” THEIR Patriarch, Christian Cage. And with that, Captain Charisma makes his way out here. Christian takes the mic and sits in the fancy chair they have for him. “Well, I didn’t exactly have ‘spending the most important holiday of the year’ in The Rust Belt, but here we are.” The fans boo but Christian says Youngstown needs to sit down and shut their mouths while he conducts his business.

Now, he’d be remised if he didn’t acknowledge what today is. Today is the anniversary of his son, Nick Wayne’s biological father passing away. Christian says that can affect a child many different ways. You might wonder why the universe can be so cool. But in a strange way, Nick’s father dying was the best thing that could’ve ever happened to him, because it led him to Christian Cage. The fans boo but Christian says this veiled picture must of course be a gift for him. Did Nick commission this? Nick even has a card! Christian opens it up, and it says Happy Father’s Day. A homemade card from the heart? Should he read it?

“To Dad, You are the greatest TNT Champion in history,m and I can only dream of having half your tlanet, but I will keep striving to prove my worth. Love, Nick.” How thoughtful, Christian appreciates that. And uh, can we unveil the portrait now? Of course! The curtain is taken away, and it’s a failry impressive painting. Did Luchasaurus do this himself? Wow. Then uh, this is… Okay. But Nick’s card is unbelievable! He’s a wordsmith! It’s popping off the paeg! Christian has never been prouder, he will cherish this forever. And uh, Killswitch- The fans chant “LUCHASAURUS!” but he says shut up, he’s Killswitch! Killswitch, why can’t you be more like Nick?

Luchasaurus storms off! The fans cheer but Christian says he wasn’t excused! Get back in line! Christian has something important to say and everyone will want to hear this. Luchasaurus reluctantly stands back by the chair, and Christian says that’s a good looking guy in the picture either way. Now, it is no secret that Double Or Nothing was a couple weeks ago. And Christian clearly fell short in his quest to become AEW World Champion. But what you might not realize is that there is alternate footage clearly showing his shoulder was up! The EVPs want to do the right thing and show this footage, but he politely asked not to show it.

This family does not make excuses here! They just roll up their sleeves and get back to work! Christian vows to one day be World Champion, and that path starts with winning the Trios Championships! That’s right! Christian’s gift to his “sons” is that they will hold titles together. The fans still chant for Luchasaurus but Christian tells them to shut up! Now yes, it is uncommon for the father to give a gift to his children on Father’s Day, but that is what a good father would do. He would give anything to make his children smile. Hey, even Tony Khan’s dad gave him millions upon millions of dollars to start this company!

But here’s the thing, Tony Khan, this very instant, Christian Cage says this is HIS company! He is the greatest, most talked about and influential star in this sport! He will win every accolade until he goes down as THE greatest in history! So Tony, Christian is your father now. They are The Patriarchy, the next Trios Champions, the Faces of TNT, now and forever! Captain Charisma has spoken, but will his declaration become reality?

 

The Bang Bang Gang speaks.

Juice Robinson says it is the one-year anniversary of Collision, and they are the Collision Cowboys, the men who built this brick by brick! Juice broke his back carrying this place! Colten says that as such, they hold a lot of gold. There are a lot of teams gunning for them, but they can’t handle the pressure. House of Black tonight, and now The Patriarchy wants a shot? Yeah, it’s Father’s Day, but you don’t get special privilege. Get in line! Austin adds that House of Black, they’re not sure what’s going on, maybe they’ve been in the dark too long, but open your eyes, dilate the pupils, and uh, notice that Jay White isn’t here.

Tonight is NOT for the titles, but tonight is about proving whether or not if you can hang with the OGs! And if you’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP!

 

TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Lee Moriarty VS Dante Martin!

As we heard from Dante, these two used to be friends, but ambition seems to have given #TAIGASTYLE a bit of a salty edge. Will Lee use that edge to clip Angel Dorado’s wings? Or will Dante prove that he not only does things the right way, but can win at the same time?

The bell rings, the fans rally as the two circle, and then Lee goes for a leg. Dante steps over, trips Lee, then speeds up. Lee drops, hurdles, but Dante stops to hurdle and drop. Lee handsprings, then shimmies and shakes. The fans cheer and the two reset. Dante and Lee feel things out, and the fans are behind Dante. Lee gives a testing kick, then the two knuckle lock. Lee wrenches, trips Dante, then GROUND DRAGON SCREWS! The fans are torn, but Lee drags Dante around by the leg< Dante kicks free, reaches up, and RANAS! The fans fire up, Dante speeds up, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then jumps to RANA again!

Lee flounders, Dante stays by ropes,. Lee runs up, Dante goes up and over! Lee tumbles out of the ring, Dante builds speed! Dante FLIES, but lands safe as Lee moves aside! Lee thinks he’s safe, but then Dante uses the corner to DROPKICK Lee down! Dante copies the shimmy and then drags Lee up. Dante CHOPS Lee against the railing! The fans fire up for that one, and Dante puts Lee in the ring. Dante then jumps right up to the apron, springboards, but Lee trips him up! Dante tumbles back down and Lee grins. Lee claps and the fans applaud, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Lee waits on Dante, and Dante slides back in. Lee stomps Dante at the ropes again and again and again! Dante writhes, Lee drags him up, then KNEES low. Lee fires m ore knees, then shoves Dante to RAM into him. Lee reels Dante in to HALF HATCH! Roll back and cover, TWO! Lee keeps on Dante with a hammerlock, then traps that arm to go after the other. Dante endures, even as Lee pushes on the arm. Lee twists the fingers and wrist to bend the arm, and then use it as a recliner! Dante endures as Lee gives a thumbs up. Lee then sits back up, to stomp the arm down! Dante writhes, Lee stomps him around, then Lee drags Dante up.

Lee fires more knees into Dante, shoves him, but Dante leaps up and over to sunset flip! TWO, and Lee ROCKS Dante with fast hands! Dante blocks a kick but not the KNEE! Dante sits down, Lee basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Lee is annoyed but he clamps onto the arm again. Dante endures, Lee bends the fingers and wrist, to JAM the fingers into the mat! Dante still endures, but Lee clamps on, chinbars, and pushes on the joint. The fans rally, Dante fights, but Lee throws knees to keep him down. Lee pulls on the chinbar but Dante powers up. Collision returns to single picture, and the fans rally as Dante pries free!

Dante arm-drags Lee away, Lee runs up, but Dante BOOTS him! ROLLING ELBOW! Dante ROCKS Lee again, whips, but the bad arm jams up! Lee whips Dante away, runs up, but Dante slips to the outside! Dante ROCKS Lee, springboards to go up and around, but Lee grabs a leg. Dante kicks him away, jumps again and CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Lee survives but Dante stays focused. The fans fire up with Dante as he rises, and Dante reels Lee in. Lee fights the half nelson, so Dante CLUBS away! Lee wrenches free of the waistlock, brings Dante to a knee, and he SNAPS the fingers! What a villain!

Lee gets Dante’s arms tired up, clinches, YOYO URENAGE! Into the BORDER CITY STRETCH!! Dante endures, reaches out, and he crawls with the one free arm! Lee kicks at that arm, but Dante uses a leg for the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer as Lee lets off, and then Lee brings Dante up! Lee suplexes into a SLAM, then covers, TWO!! Dante escapes that deep tuck and Lee is frustrated. Lee kicks at Dante while they’re both down, then Lee rises up. Lee aims, Dante rises, and Lee runs up, but Dante ducks the kick! JUMP KNEE! Lee wobbles, but he BOOTS back! Lee runs up, into a KNEE from Dante!

Dante goes up, METEORA! Lee is down and the fans fire up as Dante climbs a corner! MAMBA SPLASH!! Cover, Dante wins!

Winner: Dante Martin, by pinfall (advances to Forbidden Door)

And with that, the fourth spot is filled! Dante joins Mark Briscoe, Konosuke Takeshita & Jack Perry, but wait! Shane Taylor & Anthony Ogogo show up to mug Dante! The fans boo as STP are sore losers! BODY SHOT from Ogogo! But here come Darius & Action! They fight with STP but that’s 3v2! Shane DECKS Darius, Ogogo GERMAN SUPLEXES Action! URENAGE for Darius! The fans boo more but STP doesn’t care. Lio Rush hurries out here, he asks what this is all about. Shane dares Lio to bring his little ass in here! Lio does, and he slips under Shane to shove Ogogo into him! Then he schoolboys Ogogo to SPIN KICK!

Shane whips Lio but Lio stops himself at the ropes! Lio eggs Shane on, then DUMPS him out! Lee runs up but Lio TOSSES Him out, and HANDSPRING KICKS Lee into Shane! Lio stands tall with Top Flight, and refs hurry out to stop this from getting any wilder. Will Shane Taylor make sure Lio meets his final hour soon enough? As for Dante and Top Flight, they nod respect to Lio, but still no handshakes. Will Lio just have to give them all time to trust him?

 

Hikaru Shida speaks.

“I have been in AEW since day one. I am a three-time world champion. I am the longest reigning AEW Women’s World Champion. And I am officially entering the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. That tournament needs me. And Wembley Stadium needs me! And the Shining Samurai will go to Wembley Stadium to once again become Women’s Champion.” Will Shida shine all the way through the Summer to then go All In on an incredible fourth Women’s World Championship reign?

 

Kyle O’Reilly VS Anthony Henry!

The Violent Artist has been trying to do things on his own, but even now, Roderick Strong & The Kingdom tag along. They’re on commentary for this match, and BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite! It will be an “All-Star 8 Man” as Roderick Strong joins forces with Kyle Fletcher, Konosuke Takeshita and Zack Sabre Jr. VS Kyle O’Reilly, Orange Cassidy, Dante Martin & Mark Briscoe. Will the Savior of the Backbreaker still be able to support his “friend” here tonight knowing that now? Or will Roddy find himself rooting for the other guy?

The bell rings and the two circle. They feel things out, and tie up. Henry powers Kyle back but Kyle turns that around. They go around and around, Kyle waistlocks but Henry switches. Kyle switches and drags Henry down Henry blocks one kick but has to duck the other! The fans cheer as Henry backs off, and the two reset. Kyle and Henry feel things out, knuckle lock, and go shoulder to shoulder. They go around, Henry throws Kyle down but Kyle has the leg guard up. Kyle kicks one knuckle lock apart to trip Henry up. Henry uses a leg guard now, but Kyle stands. Henry uses body scissors to climb up and go for the arm!

Kyle moves around, back drops and ARMBAR! Henry scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Kyle lets go, KICKS at Henry, then wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! This relentless Kyle is the kind Roddy likes. Kyle wrenches, whips, but Henry holds ropes! Kyle KICKS the leg, then hooks it. Henry turns that around to RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Henry traps Kyle’s head to NECK TWIST! Henry holds on, grabs an arm, then gives some kicks. Kyle just gets mad! The fans rally for Kyle and Roddy also coaches Kyle. Kyle stands, Henry KICKS, but Kyle ROCKS Henry. They fire off forearms, henry fires a strike fest!

Kyle blocks a kick, gives a strike fest in return, then SWEEPS the legs! The fans fire up as Henry flounders to a corner. Kyle runs up to forearm SMASH! Then wrench and ELOBW BREAKER, to a KNEE, to a suplex and FALCON ARROW into the ARMBAR! Henry TAPS, Kyle wins!

Winner: Kyle O’Reilly, by submission

Roddy says that’s because of his presence! Roddy says Kyle is clearly missing something, or someone, to help him get that edge. Will Kyle show Roddy plenty of that “edge” this Wednesday?

 

Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS The House of Black!

We heard from Rock Hard Juice Robinson, Fully Cocked Colten, and… Austin earlier tonight, but now is time to put up or shut up! Malakai, Brody & Buddy have been World Trios Champions before, but will they get one step closer to becoming Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Champions? Or will the House fold when facing the Collision Cowboys in their house?

The trios sort out, but then they all step to each other. The fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” but we get Juice and The Dark Father. Juice and Malakai circle, then tie up. Malakai headlocks, Juice powers out but Malakai runs him over! Cover, ONE and Juice arm-drags! Malakai headscissors, Juice kips free, but Malakai avoids the arm-drag to sit down. The fans fire up, so Juice lifts a leg a la dogs. Malakai stands up to KICK Juice down! Juice scrambles away, Austin tags in. Austin is all fired up, but then Brody tags in! Austin turns around and tags Colten! Colten says that’s fine, he can bark it up. Brody swings, Colten bobs ‘n’ weaves and ROCKS-

Er, well, no, Brody doesn’t seem too bothered. Brody runs Colten over, he runs Austin over, then runs them both over! The Gunns stagger up, Brody runs up to DOUBLE LRIAT them out! Juice runs in but Brody TOSSES him out onto The Gunns! The fans fire up as The House stands together, they all build speed, but the Bang Bang Gang gets in to say BANG! So the House DECKS them all! The House tosses everyone out and the brawl is on as Collision goes picture in picture!

Brody is after Juice, Malakai TOSSES Austin, and Buddy CHOPS Colten. Malakai BOOTS Austin into the crowd! Brody sits Juice in a corner to CHOP! Malakai joins in to mug Juice, and Buddy KNEES Colten. Brody brings Juice around to whip hard into railing! Austin returns but Malakai KNEES him down. Brody CLUBS Austin, the fans fire up, and Brody CHOPS Austin. Buddy brings Colten over to join in, and he UPPERCUTS Colten into a seat. Brody herds Austin and Juice that way, the Bang Bang Gang all take seats, and Malakai KICKS away on them all! The fans hoot and bark with Brody as he runs in, to TRIPLE CROSSBODY!

The fans cheer and high-five Brody as The Bang Bang Gang all slumps down. Brody drags Colten up to put him in, and then stalks Colten to his empty corner. Brody grins at Colten’s fear, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns again and Buddy tags Malakai. They mug Colten, then Malakai wrenches to tag Buddy. Buddy climbs up to DOUBLE STOMP Colten’s arm! Buddy taunts Austin, goes back to Colten and wrenches. Tag to Malakai and he KNEES the arm! Malakai wrenches but Colten throws him down by his hair! Tag to Austin and Austin stomps away on Malakai! The ref counts, Austin lets off, but Malakai BOOTS him! Austin runs up to CLOBBER Malakai! Austin throws hands, then tags in Colten. They whip Malakai, to BODY SHOT, KNEE LIFT, and DROPKICK! Juice tags in to SENTON! Cover, TWO!

Juice stands on Malakai, the Gunns YANK Buddy & Brody down! Juice whips Malakai hard into the corner! Juice stomps away on Malakai, argues with the ref, then drags Malakai back up. Juice snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Malakai is still in this and Juice is frustrated. Juice stands Malakai up to bump him off buckles, then he tags Austin in. They mug Malakai, Austin asks “Who’s the Ass Boy now?” “YOU!!” Austin frowns, then fires hands on Malakai. Tag to Colten, he stomps away on Malakai. The ref counts, Colten ROCKS Malakai but the fans rally up. Juice tags in, he stomps at Malakai, then eggs him on.

Juice HEADBUTTS, but Malakai ROCKS Juice, DECKS the Gunns, then fires off on Juice! Juice blocks a kick, to LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Malakai is still in this and Juice is upset with the ref’s count! Juice clamps onto Malakai for a chinlock but Malakai endures. Malakai fights up as the fans rally, and Malakai KICKS the bad leg! Juice THROAT CHOPS back! Malakai falls into a corner, Juice goes corner to corner, CANNONBALL only gets buckles! Malakai crawls, as does Juice, hot tag to Colten! He CLOBBERS Malakai, then whips him away. Colten runs up, but only gets buckles! Austin tags in, grabs Malakai’s foot, but Malakai BOOTS him into Colten!

Hot tag to Buddy! The fans fire up as the Aussie Juggernaut fires off strikes and a BOOT to Austin! POP-UP KNEE for Colten! Austin runs up, into a tilt-o-whirl and LAWN DART into Colten! Buddy reels Austin in for the JACKHAMMER! Cover, Juice breaks it! The fans boo but Juice hurries to BLAST Brody! Juice goes back to Buddy to whip, but Buddy lands safe on the apron! Buddy GAMANGIRIS Juice, bumps him off buckles, then BOOTS him away! Buddy goes up, Juice staggers around, into the METEORA! Cover, TWO! Buddy’s bad knee is bothering him, but he hobbles up to tag in Brody. Brody storms in and the fans fire up as we go picture in picture again.

Buddy has medics check his knee, he may have taken himself out when he hit Juice. Brody does his best to focus on the match, and he puts Austin in a corner. Buddy is in some serious pain, though. Brody runs up to CLOBBER Austin in the corner! Brody hoots and barks and gets the fans back into this. Brody roars, runs, but Colten saves his brother! The Bang Bang Gang regroups on the outside, the medics are still checking on Buddy but it isn’t looking good. This is basically 3v2 now. Juice & The Gunns strategize, knowing they have the advantage now. The ref has Bang Bang Gang settle down a minute while Buddy is helped to the back.

The fans applaud as Buddy is doing his best to walk on the good leg, and Collision returns to single picture. But the Gunns jump on Brody, they and Juice mug him, and Malakai tries to help but is sent back out! The fans chant “YOU SUCK!” but the Bang Bang Gang doesn’t care! Tag to Colten and he stomps away on Brody. The ref counts, Colten tags Austin back in, and now Austin stomps Brody. Tag to Juice, he gets some stomps in! The fans still taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” but Juice blows boogers onto Brody! Then Juice CANNONBALLS! Direct hit and Juice covers, TWO! Brody stays in this and the fans fire up!

Austin tags in, then he tags Colten. The Gunns get Brody up, whip him to ropes, but Brody denies the 3:10 with a LARIAT! And another LARIAT! Juice runs up, but into a BOSS MAN SLAM! Brody is down and the fans fire up! Brody crawls, the fans hoot and bark, hot tag to Malakai! Malakai breaks through Colten’s lariat to BOOT Austin! Malakai dodges Colten, DECKS Austin, then ELBOWS Colten! A strike fest and a LEG SEWEP for Austin! SLIDING KNEE! The fans fire up, but Juice takes the QUEBRADA for Colten! Malakai still ROUNDHOUSES Colten and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!!

Malakai snarls and the fans fire up! Colten rises, distracts the ref with talk of injury, and Juice grabs a leg! Malakai kicks Juice away, but Colten runs up, FLYING FOREARM! Cover, TWO!! Colten’s shot doesn’t finish this but he tags to Austin. The Gunns get Malakai up, double whip, 3:10- NO, Malakai BOOTS Colten, BOOTS Austin, but Juice HOTSHOTS! FAMOUSER from Austin! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives and Austin is stunned! The Gunns reload, call their shot, and they coordinate with Juice! Juice goes up, but Brody is back! The Gunns dodge him, 3:10 TO YUMA!!! But they have to get Malakai down!

Austin turns Malakai, Juice finally aims, but PAC is here?! The Bastard spooks Juice, trips him up, then flips off Austin! Austin swings on Pac, but turns around into THE END!!! Cover, The House wins!!

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

The Bastard told The Bang Bang Gang that he was not going to let what they did to Death Triangle slide! The House still gets the win, even with Buddy going down with a bad knee. But then The Patriarchy has to come in via the tron to ruin all the fun. Christian Cage says congratulations to The House. Congratulations on becoming the #1 contenders to the World Trios Championships. The only problem is, they’re not a trio anymore. The Patriarchy reveals they took out Buddy!! The Patriarchy leaves Buddy down and out, right as Malakai & Brody rush to the back! Will Christian Cage stoop to new lows just so he and his “sons” can rise up the ranks?


My Thoughts:

A great Collision for the anniversary episode, and I appreciate it was more rock, less talk. The only real talky stuff was everything Christian Cage did, but even that wasn’t so bad because he didn’t take forever getting to the point. He takes credit for all the good Collision content, heavily favors Nick Wayne over Killswitchasaurus, and then tries to hide his failure at Double Or Nothing by going for the trios titles, which he can totally just use Nick and Luchasaurus to win for him when the time comes. Really good promo from Bang Bang Gang in response, and great main event between Bang Bang Gang and House of Black.

If Buddy isn’t actually hurt, he was doing amazing acting tonight. And with how Christian “attacked” Buddy, it seems the story is the same either way: The House will need a new third man to challenge Jay White & The Gunns. Pac showed up to stick it to the Bang Bang Gang, so maybe The Bastard becomes an honorary member of The House of Black just to take the titles. And honestly, what better feud than Christian “Greatest Father Ever” Cage and “The Bastard” Pac, with how “bastard” also has the old definition of “a fatherless child.” And honestly, when is Luchasaurus going to break away from Christian? Should happen during the trios title match.

Really good 8 Man Tag, but I should’ve figured BCC would win, and that Moxley would again tell Naito that he’s done after Forbidden Door. It’s the same thing he’s been saying all week since Dominion last Sunday, he’ll probably keep saying it for those who weren’t paying attention, and I am starting to think that’s just because he’s going to lose in Long Island so Naito can have finish his last run with the world title. And good integration as Lio says hey to Dante before Dante has his match with Lee. Great win for Dante, and I figured he would because you need a true high-flyer in a ladder match. Lio helping fight off Shane Taylor Promotions is also interesting, can’t wait to see which way this splits. Could someone be leaving Top Flight to join STP?

Kyle VS Henry was a strange filler-not-filler, because at least we got the news of an 8 Man Tag happening for Dynamite. It’ll be a great match, with some Forbidden Door build involved as Cassidy will be facing Zack Sabre Jr. and now we’ll be seeing Mark Briscoe, Dante Martin, and Konosuke Takeshita in the ladder match. With that, feels like one of the Kyles takes a loss. Either Roddy purposefully costs O’Reilly or accidentally costs Fletcher. I’m thinking the former so that Roddy can insist O’Reilly still needs him to be relevant. Then they can take that feud through the Summer, maybe even into the Men’s Owen Hart Cup.

Really good promo from Shida, and she’ll be a great part of the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Probably won’t win it, though, with the potential story of Mariah May challenging Toni Storm, or with Willow looking to go back-to-back. Very good match from Hechicero VS Dalton Castle, and it was a rather clever move that The Outrunners were the pseudo-boys that failed to save Castle while Garcia & Menard succeeded. Add Angelo Parker to that and you’ve got an 8 Man Tag right there of Garcia, Menard, Parker & Castle VS Hechicero & The Cage of Agony. Very good No DQ match from Deonna VS Rosa, but as I said earlier in the week, I figured Deonna would win. She’s a Heel, the current champions are Faces, she will make a good challenger to maybe the TBS Championship for All In.

And a great promo from The Acclaimed to call out The Bucks for their continued abuses of power. Cutler being the scrub that takes beatings on behalf of The EVPs is a pretty silly recurring gag, but Daniels getting in on the fun was good stuff. The Acclaimed surely do find a way to win the Title Eliminator in order to force a title match that The Bucks probably cheat to win. This probably still leads to Acclaimed helping Swerve for Blood & Guts, as I sensed on Wednesday.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (6/14/24)

Toni Storm is on a Rampage!

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The Leading Lady “rehearses” for The Forbidden Door.

The AEW Women’s World Champion knows Mina Shirakawa wants her spotlight, but Toni Storm must first test her mettle against “Titanium” Alex Windsor!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Toni Storm w/ Mariah May & Luther VS Alex Windsor; Storm wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Cage of Agony VS Solomon Tupu, Jay Marston & Kevin Gutierrez; The Cage of Agony wins.
  • Rocky Romero VS Shota Umino; Shota wins.
  • Satnam Singh w/ Sonjay Dutt & Jay Lethal VS Rosario Grillo; Satnam wins.
  • PAC VS Jay Lethal w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh; Pac wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Toni Storm w/ Mariah May & Luther VS Alex Windsor!

The Leading Lady knows her beloved, budding protege’s past partner is coming for her prized possession, but she is looking to send a message tonight. Will Mina Shirakawa hear that message loud and clear? Or will Titanium Alex be nobody’s tune-up?

Speaking of, Alex doesn’t even wait for the bell, she goes after Toni the moment she’s in a corner! The fans boo but the bell rings and the ref reprimands. Alex fires off haymakers on Storm, then bumps her off buckles. Windsor soaks up the heat, whips Storm back in, then runs up to CHOP! Windsor soaks up more heat, then runs back in, but into a THESZ PRESS! Storm rains down fast hands, then fires up! The fans are with her and Storm gives Windsor a point-blank HIP ATTACK! And then another! And then another! Storm winds up, the fans fire up, and BOOM, another hip attack! Windsor tumbles out while the fans cheer.

Storm runs side to side to HIP ATTACK Windsor off the apron! Storm calls Mariah over, nuzzles her, then goes after Windsor. Storm CLUBS Windsor, drags her up, then reels her in. Windsor fights the suplex, throws body shots, and then swings, but Storm DECKS her first! Storm goes to the ring but Windsor gets her for a wheelbarrow! Windsor SMASHES Storm off the apron! Windsor KICKS Storm, gets her back up, and hits an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Storm flounders, Mariah is concerned but Windsor gets in her way. Windsor CLUBS Storm, HAMMERS away, then soaks up the heat. Windsor slides into the ring and Mariah checks on Storm.

Windsor taunts Storm, then goes back out to fetch her. But now Luther stands in Windsor’s way to keep her from getting at Mariah. Windsor drags Storm up, whips her, and POSTS her! Storm staggers around, Windsor runs up to CLUB her again, then throws body shots! Windsor CLUBS Storm, soaks up more heat, but Storm RAMS Windsor into barriers! The fans fire up as Storm rolls into the ring. The fans rally as Windsor drags Storm to a corner, to SLAM the legs into the post! And again! And again! And again! The ref reprimands, but Windsor YANKS Storm out to CLUB her down. Windsor rolls into the ring while fans rally behind Storm.

Luther & Mariah check on Storm, but Windsor goes out again. Luther says to stay back, but Windsor SHOVES Luther into Mariah, which sends Mariah into Storm! The fans boo but Windsor stomps away on Storm, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Windsor drags Storm up and ROCKS her with a forearm! Storm sputters and staggers around the way, but Windsor stalks after her. Windsor has Storm against barriers to CLAW the eyes! Windsor puts Storm in the ring, drags her to a cover, TWO! Storm is tougher than that, and Mariah scowls at Windsor. Windsor fires forearms on Storm, ROCKS her, then whips Storm to ropes to run her over! Cover, TWO! Windsor grows frustrated but she drags Storm up for a cravat. Storm endures the neck wrench, but Windsor throws in knee after knee!  Storm throws body shots but Windsor whips her to a corner.

Windsor runs in but Storm dodges! Rampage returns to single picture as Storm blocks boots, puts Windsor in ropes and hits a DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Windsor writhes, Storm goes to the far end, and the fans fire up for the close up! Storm runs in to SWEET HIP MUSIC! And then the fisherman SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Not quite perfect but Storm storms around. She drags Windsor up and reels her in, but Windsor wrenches out to HEADBUTT! Storm HEADBUTTS back! Storm runs, but Windsor clothesline at ropes! And again! And then a RIGHT ANGLE SLAM! Cover, TWO! Storm survives and the fans rally up!

Windsor drags Storm up but Storm drags her into a cradle! TWO, SHINING WINDSOR! Cover, TWO!! The fans rally for Storm again but Windsor snarls. Windsor storms up on Storm, drags her up, short arm- NO, Storm dodges the lariat, runs, and smothers the pop-up to STORM ZERO!! Cover, Storm wins!

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall

Storm breaks through Iron Will Windsor, and revels in the praise of her adoring public. She also holds Mariah close, but will she still have both once she passes through The Forbidden Door? Or will the Fighting Gravure Idol steal more than just the spotlight?

 

Backstage interview with Harley Cameron.

Arkady Aura is with The Outcasts’ crazier component, and says she’s a bit surprised to see Harley without Saraya, considering the big win last week. Yeah, yeah, who cares? Saraya is not here as a form of protest! All these women are all declaring for the Women’s Owen Hart Tournament. Oh~, declaring~! What are we? Royal subjects? Oh, a royal decree from the king! Or maybe we’re more old Southern women, “Oh, I do declare!” The only one who should be declaring anything is Saraya. Because the winner gets a world title shot at All In. And who was it that won last year at Wembley Stadium? Saraya! What a declaration!

And with that said, Saraya’s done it before, and she will do it again. And now Harley declares this interview over, goodbye. Then from Harley’s mouth to the world’s ears, will Saraya make sure she is the one crowned the 2024 Queen of Harts before crowning herself champion once again?

 

AEW hears from Thunder Rosa and Deonna Purrazzo.

La Mera Mera tells “Deonna, you might’ve been a little bit busy, but there were some flashing news. Saturday is the one-year anniversary of Collision. And as a tradition, Thunder Rosa always likes to pick a fight. And who else than you?” But The Virtuosa asks back, what does Rosa not understand here? Rosa’s selfishness has forced Deonna to embrace her own. But La Mera Mera isn’t owed anything. From where Deonna comes from, those who want respect must show respect. And those who refuse get respect beaten into them. Saturday Night Collision, Rosa VS Deonna, NO DISQUALIFICATIONS! And Deonna asks what Rosa thinks happens when her head collides with a chair.

Rosa says nothing will stop her from showing Deonna the real respect of a warrior. No disqualifications, no problems. Happy Anniversary, Collision! But who will celebrate by standing over the other’s battered body?

 

Six Man Tag: The Cage of Agony VS Solomon Tupu, Jay Marston & Kevin Gutierrez!

Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona have broken away from Swerve’s House to do things their way. So far, so good, for them. But will their opponents wish it’d been another three sent into The Cage of Agony?

The trios sort out, Tupu starts against Kaun, and the two circle. Liona distracts Tupu and Kaun DROPKICKS Tupu into the corner! Kaun CHOPS, then fires off forearms! The ref counts, Kaun bumps Tupu off buckles to then fire off more forearms. Kaun CHOPS, the ref has him back off, and Kaun runs in. Tupu goes up and over, keeps moving, and Gutierrez tags in. Kaun CLOBBERS Tupu but Gutierrez kicks low! Gutierrez whips but Kaun reverses. Gutierrez ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Liona sneaks a tag. Gutierrez hurdles but turns around into a BOOT! Liona CLOBBERS Gutierrez! Liona looms over Gutierrez, drags him up, then BODY SHOTS!

Liona BODY SHOTS again, and again! Gutierrez falls, but Liona drags him up again, to LARIAT! The fans rally as Liona drags Gutierrez over and tags in The Machine. Gutierrez fires haymakers on Liona, but they do nothing! Liona SPINEBUSTERS Gutierrez! Cage smirks, Marston tags in, and Marston ducks ‘n’ dodges, but runs into a BIG back drop! Cage drags Marston up, reels him in, puts one out, an d gives Marston a POWERBOMB! Cage then tags to Kaun, Liona steps in with him. Tupu runs in, dodges The Gates, but Cage SUPERKICKS him! Then the Gates get Tupu up to CLOSE THE GATES!

Cage drags Marston over, and the trio TRIPLE SLAMS him! Kaun covers, The Cage of Agony wins!

Winners: The Cage of Agony, by pinfall

This dangerous trio is only more dangerous now that they’re the ones in charge! Will they be right on the heels of the Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Champions?

 

Rocky Romero VS Shota Umino!

It’s another Forbidden Door appetizer as Azucar “welcomes” The Roughneck back to AEW! #SHOOTER has learned a lot from Jon Moxley over the past four years, will he show all those lessons have paid off? Or will Rocky make it clear Shota’s still got a lot to learn?

The bell rings and the two shake hands to show there’s sportsmanship here. The fans cheer, the two tie up, and Shota wrenches to a wristlock. Rocky rolls, slips around, facelocks and cravats. Shota swim moves to wrench and wrangle Rocky to the mat. Rocky stands, Shota wrenches and wristlocks, but Rocky pulls hair. The ref reprimands, but Rocky wrenches through to an IRON OCTOPUS! Shota endures, powers out and throws Rocky down. Shota has the toehold, then digs a knee into the knee. Rocky turns over, stands up, clinches, and they end up on ropes. The ref counts, Rocky slowly lets off, and then CHOPS!

Shota just stares Rocky down! The fans fire up, and Shota winds up to CHOPS! Rocky staggers and sputters, Shota fires forearms! Shota spins, Rocky ducks the elbow, but runs into a scoop and DROP! Then a basement dropkick! The fans cheer and Shota does a dance similar to Mercedes Mone’s! Shota stomps Rocky around, CLUBS him, then stalks him to ropes. Shota CLUBS Rocky again, but Rocky grits his teeth. Shota ROCKS Rocky against ropes, then has him in a corner. Shota stomps and UPPERCUTS, then he stalks Rocky. Shota stomps Rocky, UPPERCUTS again, then whips to ropes. Rocky holds ropes to BOOT back!

Shota runs up but Rocky DUMPS Shota out! Rocky builds speed and DIVES! Shota’s head hits the desk and the ref checks him out while Rampage goes picture in picture.

It seems Shota is okay so the ref goes back to the ring. Rocky stands, fires up, and gives us some Latino Heat. Rocky puts Shota in the ring, drops a knee into the back, then stomps Shota before dropping a knee on the chest! Cover, TWO! Shota toughs it out but Rocky drags him up. Rocky KICKS the bad arm, wrenches it, then hits an ELBOW BREAKER! Shota goes to ropes, Rocky puts him through ropes, to KICK again! Rocky goes up a corner, gives some more Latino Heat, then MISSILE DROPKICKS! Shota flounders, Rocky covers, TWO! Rocky argues the count but the count was fair, so Rocky clamps onto Shota with a cobra clutch!

Rocky thrashes Shota around but Shota endures. Shota fights up, throws elbows, but Rocky CLUBS him on the back. Rocky TOSSES Shota out, then aims from the apron! CROSSBODY, but Shota catches him! Shota pops Rocky up but Rocky slips free, so Shota SHOTGUNS him down! Both men are on the floor on the outside and the fans rally up. Shota rises up, fetches Rocky, and puts him in the ring. But Rocky DROPKICKS Shota back! Shota is down in the corner and Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns and Rocky clotheslines Shota in a corner! Rocky keeps going, and clotheslines again! Then he keeps going, but Shota DROPKICKS him down! The fans fire up and Shota pounds the mat. The fans rally behind Shota and he aims at Rocky at the ropes. Slingshot, APRON DDT! The fans fire up again as Rocky flops to the floor! Shota puts Rocky in, then goes up a corner. Shota aims as Rocky flounders, MISSILE DROPKICK! Shota hurries to clinch, EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Rocky survives but Shota stays focused. Shota waits on Rocky to rise up, then runs in, IGNIT- NO, Rocky makes it a backslide!

Shota rolls through the cover, blocks a kick, ducks the enzigiri, but not the REWIND HEEL! Shota staggers to a corner, Rocky runs in. Shota dodges, runs in, but Rocky UPPERCUTS! Rocky goes up and up and TORNADO DDTS! Rocky pounds the mat, the fans rally behind him now, and he aims from a corner. Shota rises, Rocky runs in, SLICED BREAD!! Cover, TWO!! Shota survives and Rocky roars! The fans are torn as Rocky drags Shota up. Rocky fires forearms, but Shota just eggs him on! The fans like that, so Rocky fires more forearms! Shota roars, but Rocky UPPERCUTS! And cravat, for the SLICED- NO, Shota poops free!

Shota POP-KNEES, then IGNITION!! Cover, TWO!! Rocky survives but Shota takes aim from the corner now! A shoutout to Ospreay here with his BLAZE BLADE!! And then PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, Shota wins!

Winner: Shota Umino, by pinfall

The Roughneck does indeed prove that what he learned from his senpai, his upperclassmen, have indeed made him into a great wrestler! But will he become one of the greatest wrestlers as he continues to battle all around the world?

 

Satnam Singh w/ Sonjay Dutt & Jay Lethal VS Rosario Grillo!

The One in a Billion is a big, big man, but he still has a lot to prove if he wants to be the best of the best. Will he finally start building on a win streak? Or will Rosario overcome this mountain of a man?

The bell rings, and Satnam offers a handshake? Rosario takes it, but Satnam won’t let go! Rosario kicks and kicks and CHPOS and CHOPS, but Satnam’s grip is too strong! And speaking of, he grabs Rosario by the neck, to PO-UP BEARHUG!! Satnam ragdolls Rosario! Rosario is OUT, Satnam wins!

Winner: Satnam Singh, by pinfall

Satnam TOSSES Rosario aside, having made quick work of the mere mortal. Sonjay Dutt gets in the ring with a mic to say, “Hey hey hey hey hey! Bubba (Jay Lethal), tell ’em, what’re you gonna do?” Lethal takes the mic to say ladies and gentlemen, Satnam Singh is on a freakin’ roll! Satnam just squashed Grillo in record time, and Lethal is so impressed that not only will he beat his opponent tonight, but he and Sonjay have a little side bet that Lethal can do it even faster than what Satnam just did. Satnam chuckles and Lethal says he’s done waiting! Bring that poor shmuck out here! Did Lethal not read the match card? Lethal’s up against THE BASTARD!!

Fans fire up as Pac makes his entrance out here. Pac already said he was in a bad mood on Dynamite, and surely Lethal taking him lightly isn’t helping things. Will Pac make sure Sonjay wins that side bet with Lethal?

PAC VS Jay Lethal w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh!

The bell rings, Pac dodges Lethal to flying-mare! Pac has the headlock, Lethal puts him in a corner, and the ref counts. Pac lets go but Lethal stomps a mudhole! The ref counts, Lethal stops and walks it off. Sonjay knows he’s already won the side bet but he still wants Lethal to win the match. Lethal tosses Pac out, but Pac lands on the apron. Pac RAMS into Lethal, slingshots up and over, then comes back, only for Lethal to hip toss! Lethal cartwheels but Pac kips up! Pac SUPERKICKS Lethal, Lethal bails out, so Pac runs to FLY! Direct hit and Pac stares through the camera into the souls of the AEW roster!

Pac drags Lethal up, but he’s wary of Satnam. Pac puts Lethal in, goes up, and fans chant “HE’S OUR BASTARD!” Lethal rises, but Sonjay distracts the ref! Pac hops down, BOOTS Lethal, but Satnam trips Pac! And YANKS him out! The ref saw that one! The fans cheer as the ref EJECTS Satnam! Team Triple J is freaking out, but Lethal rains down fists on Pac. The ref counts, Lethal lets off but the fans sing ‘Hey hey hey! Goodbye~!” to Satnam. Lethal whips Pac hard into railing, then RAMS him into the POST! Lethal then runs to DROPKICK Pac down! Sonjay mockingly asks if Pac’s hurt, but the ref tells him to back off!

Lethal tells Sonjay to cool it so he doesn’t get kicked out. Lethal drags Pac up and into the ring while Sonjay mouths off to fans. Lethal drags Pac up, but Pac fires body shots. Lethal TOSSES Pac out, builds speed, and Lethal fakes the dive to Fargo Strut instead. The fans “WOO~” with Lethal and he smiles. Sonjay says Lethal’s the man! Lethal then goes out to fetch Pac, but Pac whips! Lethal reverses, Pac hits steel steps! Sonjay mocks Pac again with a fake apology, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Lethal leaves Pac behind, and he counts along with the ring count. Pac is still down at 5 of 10, but he drags himself up with the apron. Pac flounders in at 8, but Lethal stomps him down! Lethal drags Pac up, bumps him off buckles, then stomps a mudhole. Lethal RAMS Pac into the corner, snapmares him into a chinlock, and he grinds Pac down. Pac endures, pries at the hold, and fights up. The fans rally as Pac breaks free! Pac ROCKS Lethal, CHOPS him, then CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS again! Pac whips Lethal, Lethal reverses then TOSSES Pac out! Lethal wants the ring count again, but that’s just all distraction so Sonjay can stomp away!

The fans boo and try to point Sonjay out, but he scurries away. Lethal gets the ref to finally count, and then joins in. Pac is still down at 5, drags himself over, and Lethal grows anxious. Pac rises up and drags himself in at 9! Lethal runs to ELBOW DROP! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Pac survives by a literal foot but Lethal drops elbow after elbow on that leg! Lethal just keeps going with elbow after elbow, then soaks up some heat before dropping a knee on the knee! Cover, TWO! Pac toughs it out but Lethal covers again, TWO! Lethal argues the count, the ref says it is a fair count, so Lethal drags Pac around by the leg.

Lethal stomps away on Pac’s leg, and Rampage returns to single picture as Lethal steps through. Pac kicks but Lethal blocks that, and now Lethal steps through on that leg. Pac kicks again, Lethal blocks again, but then Pac kicks Lethal away! Lethal comes back, trips Pac, and steps through, but into a cradle counter! TWO!! Lethal escapes, gets around, back suplex! Pac lands out, so Lethal handsprings, but Pac SHOTGUNS Lethal while he’s upside-down! The fans fire up while both men are down! Sonjay coaches Lethal but the fans rally for Pac. A standing count starts, Pac drags himself up with ropes to stand at 5.

Pac storms up, blocks a shot to ROCK Lethal! Pac ROCKS Lethal again and again, then SOBATS! KICKS! SOBATS! Pac runs, to SHOTGUN BOOT! Lethal is dazed and Sonjay is worried as Pac goes up a corner. Pac watches like a hawk, to MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Lethal stays in this and Sonjay coaches him again. The fans rally for Pac as he watches Lethal rise again. Pac waistlocks but Lethal fights the lift. Lethal trips Pac, powers through, but Pac kicks and kicks and kicks! Lethal lets go, but he KICKS Pac’s leg out! Lethal drags Pac up, for a SHIN BREAKER! Then DRAGON SCREW! Then Lethal steps through, for the FIGURE FOUR!!

Pac endures, Sonjay tells him to quit, but the shoulders are down! ONE as Pac tilts to the side! Pac reaches out for ropes but Lethal thrashes and pulls on that leg! Pac fights over to the ROPEBREAK! Lethal lets go, the ref checks with Pac, but Pac says he’s still in this. Lethal rains down fists, then goes to a corner. The fans boo as Lethal climbs, and Lethal calls his shot. But Pac goes up to get a leg! Lethal CLUBS away on Pac, then drags him up top. Lethal reels Pac in, but Pac fights the lift! Pac back drops Lethal away! The fans fire up and Pac adjusts. Sonjay stresses out as Pac aims, but Sonjay gets on the apron!

Pac hops down, runs up and BOOTS Sonjay down! The fans cheer, but Lethal is lurking! Lethal runs in, Pac dodges, but Lethal switches to SNAP GERMAN! Lethal handsprings, but Pac sidesteps to run! But Lethal still hits a CUTTER! But that wasn’t lethal enough, so Lethal handsprings again! LETHAL- NO, Pac dodges to LARIAT!! And then, BRUTALIZER!! Lethal is caught, he QUITS, Pac wins!!

Winner: Pac, by submission

Pac makes Lethal suffer a few seconds longer before letting go. That’s what Lethal gets for calling The Bastard a shmuck! Pac is going to be in the Men’s Owen Hart Tournament, will he win it all to go All In for the AEW World Championship?


My Thoughts:

A great Rampage here, even with an extra squash match for the fun of it. Cage of Agony are definitely rolling, not sure they’ll be going for the trios titles while a Heel faction like Bang Bang Gang has them, but Cage, Kaun & Liona would definitely be a tough challenge for them. And I really liked that they segued from Satnam’s squash win to Lethal’s great main event with Pac. Great win for Pac to build momentum towards the Owen Hart Cup, I do like the possibility of Pac being in the main event of All In. Whether Pac is facing Ospreay or Swerve for the world title, he’ll give us great promos in the build and an awesome match in Wembley.

Great match from Rocky and Shota, and a great win for Shota. There might be something in the works for Forbidden Door, but I don’t see Shota getting in on title stories in AEW. Really good promo from Deonna and Rosa, and their No DQ match is going to be awesome stuff. That match can really go either way, but something tells me that Deonna wins. As it stands, we’ve got two Face champions in the Women’s Division, and that won’t change after Forbidden Door, so Deonna is a very strong Heel to go after Storm or Mone. And speaking of, great opener out of Storm VS Windsor, which I clearly thought was gonna be the main event but oh well. Still a good showing for Windsor and a good win for Storm, and Storm has momentum going to Forbidden Door, though she surely isn’t losing.

My Score: 8.7/10


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