Dynamite is hot in Phoenix!
To add to the AEW World Tag Team Championship Fatal 4 Way match at Revolution, Dynamite holds a Tag Team Battle Royal!
- AEW All-Atlantic Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Wheeler Yuta; Cassidy wins and retains the title.
- The Acclaimed w/ Billy Gunn VS Lee Moriarty & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Stokely Hathaway; The Acclaimed win.
- Saraya w/ Toni Storm VS Skye Blue; Saraya wins.
- Revolution Tag Team Battle Royal: Team Triple J wins and advances to the AEW World Tag Team Championship Fatal 4 Way.
- Jon Moxley VS Evil Uno; Moxley wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
AEW All-Atlantic Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Wheeler Yuta!
Freshly Squeezed and The Decoder were once friends, but no longer! Will Cassidy also no longer be champion? Or will he stop the ROH Pure Champion from adding to his collection?
The introductions are made, the AEW belt is raised, and Dynamite in Phoenix is off to a hot start!
The bell rings and fans fire up as the sunglasses are off! Cassidy offers a handshake, but Yuta swings on him! Cassidy gets around, rolls Yuta up, TWO! Cassidy headlocks, Yuta powers out but Cassidy runs him over. Yuta kicks Cassidy away, things speed up, Yuta hurdles but Cassidy returns to wheelbarrow and arm-drag to a cover! ONE, ghost pin, ONE! Ghost pin from Cassidy, ONE! Ghost pin from Yuta! ONE, Oklahoma Roll, TWO!! Yuta bails out but Phoenix is loving “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Yuta hears the ring count and he gets on the apron. Cassidy wants to put his hands in his pockets but Yuta runs in to get around and trip him!
Yuta ties up the legs and cranks them, but Cassidy throws elbows. Yuta grabs that arm but Cassidy gets his legs free to kip up and arm-drag! Cassidy runs in, Yuta dodges, but Cassidy goes up. Yuta Electric Chairs, throws Cassidy down and rolls him up! TWO, ghost pin, TWO! Cassidy dodges the haymaker to arm-drag and takedown, into the SEATBELT! TWO!! Yuta bails out and fans fire up again! Yuta cools down while Cassidy smirks. But wait, here comes Claudio Castagnoli, the ROH World Champion and fellow Blackpool Combat Club member. Yuta complains but Claudio SLAPS him! Claudio tells Yuta he’s BCC, screw the wimpy wrestling and hurt Cassidy!
Yuta runs back in, dodges the Orange Punch to SLAM Cassidy! Yuta BITES Cassidy’s ear! Fans boo but Yuta runs to LARIAT Cassidy! Yuta roars but fans boo more. Cassidy bails out, but Yuta DIVES! Direct hit at the ramp and Claudio likes what he sees. Yuta keeps on Cassidy by sending him into barriers! Yuta drags Cassidy back up, and whips him the other way, over the timekeeper’s table! And then Yuta dumps the table on Cassidy! The ref reprimands and fans boo but Claudio high-fives Yuta. Yuta soaks up the heat while he paces around in the ring. Cassidy crawls out from under the table and Claudio goes back to the back.
Yuta fetches Cassidy, to POST him! Yuta stands on Cassidy then steps away. Yuta drags Cassidy up, puts him in the ring, and then stalks Cassidy to a corner. Cassidy sputters but Yuta grinds his forearm in. Yuta CHOPS Cassidy, pie faces him, then CHOPS him again! Cassidy is stinging but Yuta winds up. Cassidy puts his hands up to have Yuta stop, but then puts them in his pockets! Yuta laughs, then fires off CHOPS and FOREARMS! Yuta throws Cassidy down, and dares Cassidy to hit back! Yuta CHOPS, but Cassidy fires those shin kicks! Yuta ROLLING ELBOWS, runs, but into a SHOTGUN! And then Cassidy kips up!
Things speed up, Cassidy dodges to shove Yuta to a corner, then runs in, Yuta puts Cassidy on the apron, but Cassidy bumps Yuta off the buckle! Cassidy goes all the way to TEN, then climbs up top! FLYING- ATOMIC DROP! ENZIGURI! Yuta runs in to A-LIST LARIAT! Cassidy staggers, Yuta goes up, FLYING FOREARM! Cover, TWO! Yuta clamps on a hammerlock chinbar combo but Cassidy gets the ROPEBREAK! Yuta runs to baseball slide Cassidy out of the ring! Fans boo but Yuta soaks it up as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Cassidy writhes on the floor while Yuta paces. Yuta taunts the fans, saying he’s gonna squeeze Orange. Cassidy drags himself up but Yuta is right on him. Yuta scoops Cassidy to SLAM him on the floor! Yuta then gets in the ring to soak up more heat. Cassidy stirs, sits up and drags himself into the ring. Yuta is right there to bring Cassidy up. Yuta toys with Cassidy, then CHOPS him down! Yuta ties the legs up again, and cranks on the deathlock! Yuta mocks Cassidy’s thumbs up, before putting on the BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Cassidy endures, Yuta makes it a cover, TWO! Cassidy gets to a corner and Yuta walks over to him.
Yuta brings Cassidy up as fans rally, and Yuta whips corner to corner hard! Cassidy bounces off buckles and falls to the mat, and Yuta walks up to him again. Yuta stands Cassidy back up, to CHOP him in the corner! Yuta then BITES Cassidy’s ear again! The ref reprimands, Yuta lets off, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Yuta whips Cassidy again but Cassidy elbows him away! Yuta ROLLING ELBOWS in return! Yuta puts Cassidy in the drop zone then climbs up top. Fans boo but Yuta leaps, to FLOP! Cassidy avoids the splash and fans fire up! Fans rally up for Cassidy and he takes off the armband! ORANGE-
NO, Yuta catches Cassidy! But Cassidy arm-drags the slam away! Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirls, but Yuta suplexes to a BRAINBUSTER! And then OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy survives and Yuta is annoyed but the fans rally up again. Yuta grabs Cassidy’s hands for the DRAGON STOMPS! Fans boo and Yuta eggs Cassidy on, but Cassidy kicks from below! Cassidy BOOTS Yuta away, keeps wrist control, and he reels Yuta in for a HUG! Yuta is furious! He HEADBUTTS Cassidy! And then THOWS Csasidy, hooks the arms up, and HAMMERS away on Cassidy’s head! Csasidy fights up to a fireman’s carry!
Yuta fights free, Cassidy switches and shoves, but Yuta rewinds! Cassidy dodges, shoves again, Yuta rewinds again, and he BOOTS Cassidy! Cassidy runs back in, into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Yuta holds on and he drags Cassidy back up. But Cassidy switches, to GERMAN SUPLEX! Cassidy holds on, drags Yuta up, but Yuta resists. Yuta switches, Cassidy victory rolls, TWO!! Yuta escapes, but Cassidy wrenches and hooks him up! Yuta slips out, hooks Cassidy up, MOUSE TRAP! TWO!!! Fans are thunderous while both men are down! Cassidy stands, Yuta follows, “This is Awesome!” as Yuta SPITS at Cassidy! The gum sticks on Cassidy’s forehead!!
Cassidy SPITS back! And much more, as it’s all over Yuta’s hair! Yuta wipes himself off to throw forearms! Cassidy throws them back and fans fire up! They just go back and forth and the fans are loving this! Yuta gets the edge but even he slows down. They throw DOUBLE FOREARMS! And again DOUBLE FOREARMS! Both men are still up, but DOUBLE LARIATS take them both down! A standing count starts, Cassidy flounders and Yuta stirs. The count is 5 of 10, but both men rise up. They stand at 7, and Cassidy Alabama Lifts! Yuta grabs ropes and gets to the apron! Yuta pulls that ear! He drags Cassidy to the apron!
Yuta reels Cassidy in, but Cassidy back drops Yuta to the apron! Yuta falls to the floor and fans fire up again! Cassidy leaps, DEEP IMPACT to the floor! Cassidy drags Yuta up and puts him in, tilt-o-whirl DDT! Fans are thunderous again as Cassidy still isn’t done! Alabama Lift, but Yuta turns that around into a PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Yuta is furious, he rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Then the turnover, but Cassidy slips out of the Seatbelt to HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOW! But Yuta turns Cassidy’s Seatbelt into HIS Seatbelt, TWO!!! ORANGE PUNCH!! Cover, TWO!?!? Yuta survives Cassidy’s best! But then BEACH BREAK!! Cover, TWO?!?!
Okay, NOW Yuta survives Cassidy’s best and Phoenix is electric! Cassidy aims, Yuta dares him to, ORANGE PUNCH!!! Cover, Cassidy wins!!
Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall (still AEW All-Atlantic Champion)
Yuta battled hard for Blackpool Combat Club, but he couldn’t stop the Freshly Squeezed fighting champion! Cassidy does show respect, though, by standing Yuta up. Cassidy offers a hug! Fans chant “HUG IT OUT! HUG IT OUT!” But Claudio returns, and he tells Yuta to come along. Yuta listens to Claudio and leaves. Will
Backstage interview with Hangman Page and Evil Uno.
Renee Paquette is with the Cowboy and the de facto Dark Order leader, wanting to talk about the situation last week creating tonight’s main event match, Evil Uno VS Jon Moxley. How has Uno been preparing? Uno says, “Well how exactly do you prepare for the most violent-” Hangman cuts off that rhetorical question by saying, “You don’t! I’ve asked you guys to stay out of this a thousand times, and I get it.” But before Hangman can explain things, Uno says, “Y’know what? I’ve heard you talk so many times, Hangman, and you’ve requested so many times for us not to get involved. But every time you say that, you know what I hear? ‘Dark Order is not on your level.’
“So, I have a request for you. No matter what happens in that match, from bell to bell, I do not want you to get involved. And if you were Dark Order, you would understand that. It’s time for us to stand up for ourselves. So Jon Moxley, tonight, you get to find out exactly why my name is Evil Uno.” Renee wishes him the best of luck and sends things back to the ring. Will Uno be the one that denies Moxley his 100th win tonight?
Ricky Starks is here!
Phoenix fires up as The Absolute strikes his pose, then heads to the ring. He clearly has a contract in his coat pocket, so clearly he has some business to take care of. We’ll hear from “Stroke Daddy,” after the break.
AEW returns and Starks has the mic. Fans chant for “RICKY! RICKY!” and he says he could let them keep chanting, but they’d get mad at him for going over time. But it ain’t no secret these past few months, he’s dealt with interference from the JAS. Baseball bats, people dressed up in masks, and being put through a table. “The message seems pretty clear to me, Chris. You do not wanna have a rematch against moi. And I accept that. I accept that the rematch won’t happen, so I will be moving on from Chris Jericho. But, what I have right here is an open challenge. An open contract for a match against me at Revolution.
“And as my theme song says, the revolution will be televised, so I’ll be damned if I’m left off of this PPV. So I know that there’s somebody that is back there that is itching to get on this card. And hey, I welcome you to come out here, and let’s do the damn thing, y’know what I’m saying?” But then JERICHO appears! Starks sighs but Jericho has a mic of his own. Fans sing Judas for Jericho while the pyro goes off, and then Jericho says, “Now, Ricky Starks, I know what you’re trying to do here right now. You’re trying to bait me into having another match with you.
“But let me say this. You say you’re over and done with Chris Jericho. You’re not over and done until I say so. Let me tell you this, count your blessings, Starks. You beat Chris Jericho, congratulations. It was the highlight of your career, take it and put it in a box, and put it by your nightstand and look at it every night before you go to sweep. Because it’s never gonna happen again! Starks, I could beat you any time, any place, anywhere, but it’s never gonna happen because you are not at my level.” Fans boo and Starks chuckles. Jericho wishes Starks luck with the Open Challenge. And here comes The Wingmen’s “Pretty” Peter Avalon!
Avalon says this is his chance to hit it big, but then Jericho hits a JUDAS EFFECT! And his jacket’s covered in spikes!! Jericho storms down to the ring but fans chant, “We Want Peter!” Jericho tells them to shut up! “See what happens when you want an open challenge? Everyone’s gonna walk out here. You want Jericho so bad, you can’t have Revolution without Jericho, without the Demo God. Maybe I should take that little contract of yours, Starks! Have a rematch with you and embarrass your stupid ass!” Fans boo but Starks says yeah, Jericho can sign it. But we all know he’ll bring the JAS out here, they’ll jump Starks, beat him up, and that’s all good.
But Starks asks Jericho this: “As THE Chris Jericho, the first AEW World Champion, the guy who beat two legends in one night, you did that all by yourself, right? I don’t understand why you keep needing the JAS. But unless you really think that you probably can’t beat me… I Just think you have it in you to get the job done by yourself, that’s all I’m saying.” Jericho says Starks doesn’t think Jericho can win 1v1? Nope. Actually, Jericho can. Starks genuinely believes Jericho can. Jericho snatches the contract, looks at it, and fans chant “SIGN IT!”
Jericho says damn right he can win! And he can do it 1v1, he’s the Great Chris Jericho! Le Champion! One of the best ever! Of course Jericho can beat little Starks 1v1. He’ll sign it and add an addendum that the JAS stays in the back at Revolution! He’ll do that right here and now! “Except, uh, I don’t have a pen.” Jericho smirks, and Starks says, “Damn. But I do.” Fans fire up and Jericho reluctantly takes the contract. And he clicks it! Jericho signs his part, writes the addendum himself, and if Starks wants it, he’s got it! Jericho VS Starks at Revolution! “Be careful what you wish for, Ricky. Because remember this: nobody outsmarts The Ocho.”
Jericho walks away all smug, but Starks smiles and winks at the camera. Will this be an absolute classic?
The many AEW tag teams speak.
Matthew Menard says in Phoenix, Arizona, the Tag Team Revolution Battle Royal is on Dynamite! The Blade says, “Ready! Aim! FIRE!” Sonjay Dutt says “we,” meaning Jarrett & Lethal, are going to win that Battle Royal! He will even get in the ring if he has to! Top Flight are ready to make good on a promise they’ve had since the beginning. They’ve been on fire since the Three Kings Christmas, and they’re challenging everyone to step up or take flight. Alex Abrahantes says those AEW World Tag Team Championships belong to “us,” meaning Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix.
But who has the most tag team wins in 2023? Alex Reynolds & John Silver do! And who will win this battle royal? They will! But Mark Sterling says the icing on the cake is that HIS guys, Tony Nese & Ari Daivari, are going to win the titles. Best Friends are fired up, mad, and guarantee nothing but a win! Who takes the first golden ticket to join The Gunns and The Acclaimed at Revolution? Speaking of…
The Acclaimed w/ Billy Gunn VS Lee Moriarty & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Stokely Hathaway!
Max Caster & Anthony Bowens got ROBBED by Austin & Colten in El Paso, but they’re more than ready to get some payback! However, they’re up against #TAIGASTYLE and the human skyscraper, who are good friends and business partners of the Gunns. Will The Firm take care of business and take out one contender before Revolution even gets here?
As always, Platinum Max has a diss track on deck! “The Acclaimed came, got the crowd poppin’ harder. We gonna run you outta town like you Robert Sarver! Lee Moriarty is Taiga Style. It’s kinda funny, cuz your mom likes it doggy style! Stokely, we’ll bump you outta Phoenix. You gotta cast cuz you’re always touching your penis! Yo Bill, your girl just text me. She says that your ass is S-A-W-F-T!” Bowens says, “PHOENIX ARIZOOONA~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS~!” And they do! Caster shot hard on all three men in the other corner, will he and Bowens bring more heat in the match?
The teams sort out, Caster starts against Moriarty and fans sing, “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” Moriarty dares Caster to bring it, they tie up, and Caster headlocks. Moriarty powers up and out but Caster runs him over. Things speed up, Moriarty hurdles but Caster arm-drags! Fans cheer as Caster swivels hips. Moriarty fights up, Moriarty wrenches, and whips. Bill knees Caster! Bowens protests but Moriarty BOOTS him down! Moriarty drags Caster up while fans chant “SCISSORZONA!” Moriarty CLUBS Caster and tells fans to hush. Fans boo instead as he air guitars. Moriarty whips, Bowens tags in and Caster sunset flips!
Bowens runs in with Caster’s knees up, NECKBREAKER BACKBREAKER COMBO! Cover, TWO! Bowens keeps on Moriarty while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Tag to Caster and Bowens scoop SLAMS Moriarty! Caster CLUBS Bill, then he holds Moriarty open! Bowens goes up, but Bill runs in to SHOVE Bowens down! No timbers here! Bill HOTSHOTS Caster, too, and Moriarty LARIATS! Caster sputters but Moriarty is on him. Moriarty UPPERCUTS Caster to a corner, bumps him off buckles, and he tags in Big Bill. The Firm mugs Caster, then Morrissey shows off his hips. Morrisey CLUBS Caster to a corner, throws big body shots, and he stays close as Caster staggers. Bill bumps Caster off buckles, tags Moriarty back in, and they mug Caster more. Moriarty ROCKS Caster, then stands on his leg as he crawls.
Moriarty stands Caster up but Cater throws body shots. Moriarty knees low but Caster kicks back. Moriarty UPPERCUTS, then CHOKES Caster on the ropes! The ref counts, Moriarty lets off, tag to Bill. The mugging continues, Bill mocks the scissor fingers, and he ROCKS Caster with haymakers! Caster staggers to the Firm’s corner, but here come the Gunns. They wave hi to the Acclaimed while Bill keeps beating Caster down. Dynamite returns to single picture as the fans boo the Ass Boys. But Bill scoops and SLAMS Caster, then mocks the scissor fingers again. Bill runs, but Caster avoids the elbow drop!
Fans fire up, Caster gest to an open corner, and he dodges Bill’s splash! Bill hits buckles, hot tags to Moriarty and Bowens! Bowens rallies with big hands and elbows, and a CHOP! Bowens whips, Moriarty reverses but Bowens hurdles to then mule kick, front kick, run and BULLDOG FAMOUSER! Fans fire up with Bowens as he torture racks, swings and SLAMS Moriarty! Bill runs in, into the ELBOW, CHOP and SUPERKICK! Bill ends up in a corner, fans fire up as Bowens SCISSOR FINGERS Daddy Ass! But Bill blasts past Bowens to BOOT Billy Gunn! And then he BOOTS Bowens! Fans boo but Bill roars!
Bill goes out but Caster RAMS him into barriers! The Gunns hurry up to mug their dad!! Fans boo, these Ass Boys know no lows! The Acclaimed run the Ass Boys off, dodge Bill, and POST him! Moriarty gets Bowens up, PEPSI TWIST! And then suplex, COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO!! Bowens survives and fans fire up! The Gunns shout for the Firm to finish this! Moriarty aims, runs, but Bowens dodges the leg lariat! He hooks Moriarty to a backslide, TWO! Clinch and ARRIVAL! Tag to Caster and he goes up top! MIC DROP!! Cover, The Acclaimed win!
Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall
The Firm had the numbers but they couldn’t screw over Caster & Bowens! Daddy Ass is happy to see his boys are on a roll, and they SCISSOR FINGER~! But will justice be served at Revolution?
Tony Schiavone is on stage.
“Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, Christian Cage!” Fans boo as Captain Charisma makes his way out, having returned last week to distract and then assault “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry! But speaking of, JB jumps Christian! JB rains down fists, then BLINDSIDE LARIATS!! Fans fire up as JB gets some payback! JB kicks dirt on Christian then leaves. What will Captain Charisma have to say to that? Wait, JB isn’t done! He’s back, with CHAIRS! JB sets one down, then drags Christian over to it! He stands on Christian, grabs the other chair, and raises it! Fans want him to “DO IT! DO IT!” But JB is still conflicted. He may hate Christian, but is he this savage?
JB raises the chair again, but Christian LOW BLOWS!!! And then SMACKS JB in the face! Christian dribbles JB’s face off the steel! Fans boo but Christian soaks it all up. Captain Charisma sits JB up to show the busted-open forehead! Christian stands on JB, and only now do referees show up to tell him to back off. The medic checks JB while fans cheer Aubrey Edwards on for bringing the authority. Will things only get worse between Christian Cage and Jack Perry?
Samoa Joe speaks.
First, we recap Wardlow’s warning. Joe then says, “Wardlow, of all of man’s great follies, perhaps his greatest is delusion. I scalped you to take the one thing that meant the most to you, your beloved connection to your father, to send a message that I am not a man to be messed with. So come Revolution, I’m gonna make it very clear that the biggest mistake you ever made was ever stepping back in the ring with me.” The One True King of Wrestling Television has spoken, but will Wardlow still declare war on his kingdom?
Saraya w/ Toni Storm VS Skye Blue!
The battlelines are drawn in the AEW Women’s Division, and the outsiders are daring everyone to choose a side. Will Saraya make Phoenix her house? Or will Skye Blue be the one handing out an L tonight?
The bell rings and Saraya circles with Skye. Saraya pie faces Skye, but Skye fires off forearms! Fans fire up but Saraya shoves Skye away. Skye dodges, wheelbarrows, and manages to throw Saraya away. Saraya goes to a corner, Skye runs in but Saraya puts her on the apron. Skye blocks a punch to ROCK Saraya first! Skye then climbs up, but Storm distracts her! Fans boo, but Saraya YANKS Skye down! Saraya stomps a mudhole into Skye, the ref counts, and Saraya lets off with a roar! Fans boo but Saraya TOSSES Skye out! Saraya distracts the ref so Storm can snap suplex Skye to the floor! Skye writhes, Saraya goes out after her.
Saraya RAMS Skye into barriers, snarls and puts Skye in the ring. Saraya pushes Skye to a cover, TWO! Fans rally but Saraya wraps Skye up in an abdominal stretch. Saraya mocks the fans, puts on the pressure, but Skye endures. Saraya turns Skye around, whips her to ropes, but Skye tilt-o-whirls and wraps on the IRON OCTOPUS! Saraya endures, powers out, and hits the LIGHTNING SPIRAL! Cover, TWO!! Saraya is annoyed that Skye survives, and she runs in at the corner. Skye UPPERCUTS, ROUNDHOUSES, then goes up top! Fans fire up for Skye but Saraya ROCKS her first! Saraya then climbs up and fires more forearms!
Fans boo but Saraya brings Skye up. Skye resists the lift, fires body shots, and Saraya hops down. Skye leaps, CROSSBODIES, and fires up! Fans fire up with her as she spins Saraya to a KNEE, whip, and SHINING WIZARD at the ropes! Skye keeps moving, SHOTGUN! Cover, but Storm distracts the ref! Fans boo, Skye might’ve had this! Skye DECKS Storm and fans love it! But Saraya THRUST KICKS! And then Saraya grabs the legs, steps through and turns Skye over, KNIGHT’S CROSSING! Skye taps, Saraya wins!
Winner: Saraya, by submission
Skye lost, but Saraya & Storm are going to add insult to injury! They have the spray paint cans, but here comes Jamie Hayter & Britt Baker! The champ and the Doctor run the outsiders off, no L being sprayed tonight! Well, Saraya and Storm spray a fan’s sign with one real quick, then run off. But here comes Ruby Soho! The Runaway isn’t going to let them run away! But Ruby also tells Hayter that she wants the belt. Hayter is fine with that, but will Saraya & Storm still make this about them?
Bryan Danielson is here!
Phoenix fires up again as The American Dragon heads to the ring, and he gets the mic to say, “Boy, is it great to be back in Phoenix, Arizona!” Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” and Bryan continues with, “Man, it seems like you people might want me to win the AEW Championship at Revolution.” They continue to say “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan says he will do everything in his power to beat MJF for that title. “But first, I wanna talk a little bit about what MJF said last week. MJF came out into this ring, and said he hates Bryan Danielson. So let me get this straight: he tries to break the arm of a friend of mine for over 20 years, and he hates me?
“Let me get this straight: he put a bounty on my head, tried to injure me so I can’t even make it to the PPV, but he hates me? MJF hospitalized my mentor, William Regal, and he hates-” WAIT! Here comes MJF! Fans are torn as Maxwell Jacob Friedman walks out but he has the music cut. He stares Bryan down from the stage, and he says, “Bryan, you may have all these shmucks twisted, but I know who you really are, man. And I know who I really am. I’m the guy who got left stranded by anyone I’ve ever opened up to. I’m the guy who got thrown away like trash by anyone who’s ever claimed they loved me.
“And then I met a girl. A girl who changed my outlook on every single person on this planet. My dream girl, the girl I fell in love with. She convinced me that not everyone in this world is bad, so I became the man who got down on one knee and I told that girl I wanted to start a family with her. I wanted to make a home with her. I wanted to have children with her. And you know what she did, Bryan Danielson? She left me. She left me, Bryan!” Fans aren’t exactly upset to hear that. Quite a few chant, “You Deserve It!” MJF says “She left me because I’m unlovable!
And now, the only thing I have in this life that I can trust, the only thing I have in this world that makes me feel unconditional love, is this Triple B! The AEW World Heavyweight Championship is the only thing stopping me from grabbing a fistful of pills and calling it a day! But not you, Bryan, no! Everybody loves the American Dragon, Bryan Danielson! Everybody looks up to you. Everyone respects you. They throw their hands up in their air and they scream, ‘Yes!’ at the top of their lungs!” Fans do it even now! “And as if that wasn’t enough, you have something I’ll never have: you have a family.
“A beautiful, smart, adoring wife, two happy healthy children. And you take all of it for granted! You wanna know why I hate you, Dragon? It’s not because these shmucks actually think that you’re better than me, cuz Lord knows by March 5th, they’ll know that ain’t the truth. I hate you because you have had more concussions and more head trauma than anyone in the history of this business. You suffered concussion after concussion until you were on the floor, foam streaming down your face, having seizures. And you’re still in my sport? Every time you step foot in that ring, you’re saying wrestling is more important than your family and your children.
“Every time you step foot in that ring, you’re spitting in my face! Because you are taking everything I would kill for, for granted! You are no different than your worthless, drug addicted mentor, William Regal, who I gladly sent home to the hospital. Matter of fact, Bryan, you’re worse. Because you’re addicted to the spotlight. Well guess what? On March 5th at Revolution, you’re gonna get all the spotlight you could possibly ever need in that Ironman match. Because I’m gonna punish you, Dragon. I’m gonna punish you for trying to take away the ONE THING I have in this life! And I am gonna punish you for everything you have taken for granted.
“So now, I’d like to take this chance to speak to your children watching at home.” Bryan tells him not to DARE bring the family into this, or he’ll kick the sh*t outta him! Fans fire up for that! MJF still says, “Hi, Birdie. Hi, Buddy. It’s your Uncle Max here. I just want you to know that come March 5th at Revolution, I’m gonna make Dada pay for all his selfishness. I’m gonna grab Dada’s arm, and I’m gonna rip it outta socket until he submits! And I’m gonna make sure Dada can never play with you again.” Fans boo and tell MJF off, but he just says, “For one hour straight, I’m gonna make sure Dada can never pick you up again.
“And then, Uncle Max is gonna take his fist and hit Dada in the head with it over and over again! And I’m gonna give Dada a present on March 5th.” MJF storms up to the ring and the apron. Does everyone wanna know what the gift is? EARLY ONSET CT- BRYAN FIRES OFF ON MJF! They brawl, MJF tackles Bryan but Bryan turns it around to rain down fists!! Security has to rush out there to stop this but fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” Bryan gets loose to TACKLE MJF! They brawl more, the security separates them, but MJF fights off the guards! He CLOBBERS Bryan in a corner! Bryan pushes MJF all the way back!
Fans boo as refs and produces rush out now to make sure these two stay apart! but Bryan manages to get loose again! MJF runs off, BJ Whitmer tries to reason with Bryan, but Bryan slides out to CLOBBER MJF into the timekeeper’s area! Bryan wants MJF again and fans are losing their minds! Security gets Bryan away from MJF, but will this only explode in the ONE HOUR Ironman Match?
Backstage interview with Jamie Hayter & Britt Baker.
Tony Schiavone of course talks with the Killer & the Pillar, and brings up what we saw earlier tonight with them confronting Saraya & Storm. Hayter says they are PISSED! Saraya is getting too big for her britches, thinking she can just walk around here, do whatever she wants, and wreak havoc and destroy everything that Britt, Hayter and the rest of the AEW Women’s Division have created. Hayter doesn’t like that. Hayter also noticed how Saraya was glancing at the AEW Women’s World Championship last week. Sure, Saraya might be worthy for a shot. Saraya hasn’t lost a single match since her comeback, and you have to respect that.
But look at everything Saraya’s trying to do. “Ruin it from the ground up.” But Hayter thinks someone else is also deserving of a shot at Revolution, in one Ruby Soho. Ever since Ruby came back from injury, she’s been killing it. She’s busted her ass and shown everyone why she should be after this title, as well. So Hayter is “wracking her brain” trying to think of who is more deserving. So let’s have a little fun at Revolution and make it a TRIPLE THREAT! Saraya, Soho, Hayter will beat both you b*tches, neither one is taking this title off her! The champ has spoken, will it be made official? Can Hayter still hit hard when there’s two opponents at once?
Revolution Tag Team Battle Royal!
The Gunns and The Acclaimed are already headed to the tag title match in the Golden State, but pretty much everyone else has a shot at a spot! Top Flight, Silver & Reynolds, Team Triple J, La Faccion Ingobernable, Best Friends, the Lucha Brothers, The Butcher & The Blade, Menard & Parker, Nese & Daivair and even NJPW’s Aussie Open are all here, and at the bell, they all flood the ring! Who will be the last team standing to be the first team added to Revolution?
Fans fire up as the brawling is on between all the teams, but the JAS stay outside. Some brawls spill out from the middle rope, but most of the teams stay inside. Sonjay Dutt helps Jarrett mug Fenix, even though Sonjay isn’t a participant! Now the JAS get involved, Trent and Lethal brawl outside, and Penta KICKS Jarrett! Rush whips Jarrett at Penta and Jarrett LARIATS Penta! Jarrett and Rush mug Penta, Nese & Daivari stomp away on Fenix. Reynolds CHOPS Vance, Butcher & Blade stomp away on Top Flight. Fans boo as Rush pulls at Penta’s mask! Dante Martin tries to throw Kyle Fletcher out but he fights free.
Mark Davis helps Fletcher, and Aussie Open throws Dante out! Dante holds onto ropes, but Darius can’t save Dante because he’s gut Butcher all over him! Penta CHOPS and ROCKS Nese, but Woods anchors Penta! Nese DUMPS Penta out, but Penta lands on the apron! Penta GAMANGIRIS Nese, suplexes him up and out, but Nese lands safe on the apron. Penta CHOPS Nese, Nese kicks low, but Penta ROCKS Nese! Wait, MARK BRISCOE is here to run off Sterling and Woods! Fans love it and even Danhausen is cheering Mark Briscoe on! Woods and Briscoe brawl on the ramp and then go up to the stage!
Nese is unsure what to do but he brings Penta up. Penta SUPERKICKS, then reels Nese in! “CERO! MIEDO!” APRON FEAR FACTOR! Nese falls, Penta ELIMINATES him! Daivari whips Fenix, Fenix tiger feints and that scares off the JAS, and Fenix rewinds to HEEL KICK Daivari! Penta y Fenix DOUBLE SUPERKICK! The Lucha Brothers say, “CERO! MIEDO!” They lift Daivari together, to LAWN DART him onto Nese and Sterling! The Lucha Brothers ELIMINATE The Varsity Athletes! Rush goes after Penta, Fenix is after Lethal. The brawling continues all over as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Silver tries to throw Jarrett up and out while Rush stomps Penta. Penta kicks him away, tackles him in the ring, and then throws Rush up and out. Rush holds on, so now Penta stomps at him. Rush kicks Penta back and they’re both down. Best Friends work on Triple J, Silver stomps Rush, and Reynolds holds on as he’s thrown out! Fenix fights off Fletcher, Darius ROCKS Rush, but Rush DECKS Darius! Rush throws Fenix up and out but Fenix holds on! Jose tries to help but Abrahantes runs him off! Vance stomps Penta, DECKS Darius, then drags Fenix up. The JAS still stay out while Silver holds Lethal up in a stalling suplex!!
Silver waits until TEN before the SLAM! The Meat Man flexes, then he goes after Blade. Jarrett CLUBS Silver, Dante BOOTS Fletcher, but Dante leaps into Davis’ arms! Davis pops Dante up, and tosses him to Fletcher’s KICK! Fletcher then goes up, LAWN DART CUTTER! Best Friends stick together, Aussie Open hauls Dante up but Darius saves him from Corealis! Dante gives Darius the boost to ENZIGURI Davis! Kyle throws Darius, Darius runs in, but Kyle put shim on the apron! Kyle ROCKS Darius, rushes Dante, but Dante swings him around into Darius’ GAMANGIRI! Dante SUPERKICKS and Darius steps in, COMPLETE SHOT!
Dynamite returns to single picture as Davis CLOBBERS Top Flight! Aussie Open regroup, they focus on Darius, double pump handles and COREALIS! But then Butcher & Blade add on, they TRIPLE ELIMINATE Aussie Open & Darius!! Meanwhile, Penta is jawing with Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt, but Rush dumps him over! Penta holds onto the ropes but Rush stomps away on him! Dark Order dump Butcher out but Blade fights them off! Reynolds BOOTS Butcher, he’s still up, but Blade ROCKS him! Silver SHINING WIZARDS Blade, and Blade gets fed to the Beaver Boy Blitz! Silver TOSSES Blade up and out to ELIMINATE him!
Butcher is back, the Dark Order dodge to fire off hands! Butcher hits them back, runs in but misses! Silver puts Butcher in the corner to SHINING WIZARD, but Butcher stops the blitz with a forearm to Reynolds! And a forearm for Silver! Rush fights off Trent, Triple J stomp Trent down! Butcher DECKS Silver, catches Reynolds, and pops Reynolds up to LAWN DART to the POST! Reynolds hits the floor, Butcher ELIMINATES him! Vance and Penta brawl, forearms and KICKS, but then Penta SUPERKICKS Rush! Vance BOOTS Penta, runs in, but is put on the apron! GAMANGIRI! Vance flops, Penta ELIMINATES him!
Rush ROCKS Penta, Vance grabs at Penta’s shoe, they drag Penta up and out! Rush DROPKICKS Penta over, Rush ELIMINATES Penta! And then Vance goes after Penta for good measure! Fans boo but Fenix SUPER- NO, Rush blocks! Rush KNEES Fenix, fireman’s carries, but Fenix slips off to shove Rush out! Penta is there, Vance fights him off, but Fenix tightrope walks to PENALTY KICK Rush! The Lucha Brothers ELIMINATE LFI!! Fans fire up with Fenix! Fenix goes after Chuck Taylor but misses at the ropes. Fenix grabs onto Chuck, Trent is after Jarrett, Butcher brawls with Silver. Lethal helps Jarrett with Trent while Chuck is busy with Fenix.
Rush RAMS Penta into barriers on the outside! Butcher fireman’s carries Silver but Silver fights, only for Butcher to TOSS Silver onto LFI! Butcher ELIMINATES The Dark Order! NOW The JAS get in and they go after Best Friends! They dump Trent & Chuck to the apron but they stay safe! Danhausen gets in the ring as Parker & Menard stomp Trent & Chuck! Fans fire up as Danhausen powers up. But he gets thrown up and out! He isn’t eliminated since he’s not a participant, but he still CURSES Menard & Parker! And then Best Friends dump them both out! Best Friends ELIMINATE The JAS!
But then Triple J TOSSES Chuck and ELIMINATES him! Butcher stands with Triple J while Trent, Fenix and Dante gather on the other side. Fans fire up for the standoff and the six men stare down as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Fenix encourages Phoenix to get louder and louder, and then the brawl is on! Trent and Dante are after Lethal while Fenix is after Butcher! Jarrett bails out to drag Trent out, they brawl by the front row! Lethal bumps Dante off buckles, Butcher CHOPS Fenix! Lethal stomps Fenix, Jarrett stomps Trent, and then Jarrett JAMS Trent with a chair! Butcher and Lethal whip and TOSS Dante up and out, but Dante holds onto ropes! Dante is safe, he slips back in, and Butcher storms back over. Butcher stomps Dante, Lethal stomps Fenix, and Jarrett GOURD BUSTERS Trent on a barrier! Fans get even closer to the action as Jarrett SMACKS Trent with the chair!
Lethal hoists Fenix up, Butcher is after Dante, but Fenix holds on. Dante also holds on, and refs reprimand Jarrett. Dante fights Butcher off, and Fenix fights Lethal off. They’re all down, but Jarrett RAMS Trent into more barriers! Jarrett talks trash, Dante tries to lift Butcher but Butcher is too big. Jarrett SMACKS Trent with another chair! Butcher TOSSES Fenix, but Fenix holds onto ropes to stay in this! Butcher tosses Dante back out but he also stays safe. Jarrett puts Trent back in the ring finally, and Lethal high-fives with Butcher. They all work together to mug Trent while the others are down.
Jarrett drops an ax handle on Trent while Butcher and Lethal go over to Dante and Fenix. Butcher steps on Dante, then he stands on Fenix. Jarrett tells off Phoenix while Lethal stands Trent up to RAM him in a corner! Butcher CHOKES Fenix, Alex protests and Dynamite returns to single picture. Lethal CHOKES Trent, but Dante throws hands on Butcher! Dante runs in but Butcher lifts him up! Fenix saves Dante from the slam, and they DOUBLE SUPERKICK Butcher down! Triple J don’t even notice as they focus on Trent! Dante and Fenix try to lift Butcher but he fights them off with elbows and CHOPS!
Butcher whips Fenix, Fenix tiger feint rewinds but Butcher dodges the heel kick! Butcher POUNCES Fenix, but Fenix rolls out under the ropes! Dante ELBOWS Butcher, but Butcher throws him up and out! Dante lands on the apron and holds ropes, but Butcher swats at his hands! Dante keeps changing his grip, but he’s running out of ropes! Butcher BOOTS Dante down and ELIMINATES Top Flight! But then Fenix DUMPS Butcher up and out and ELIMINATES the Superbad Squad! But then Triple J DUMPS Fenix out and ELIMINATES the Lucha Brothers! That just leaves Triple J with Trent all alone!
Fans boo and Danhausen coaches Trent, but Sonjay is all fired up for his guys. Triple J stomps Trent down, toy with him, and then throw haymakers! They pinball Trent around, and then they double whip. Trent ducks the lariats to ROCK Jarrett, ROCK Lethal, repeat! Lethal knees low, whips but Trent TOSSES him! Satnam is there to help Lethal, but then Trent throws Jarrett at the other side! Satnam hurries to help Jarrett but Trent fights off Lethal. Trent throws Lethal out to that side! Trent then runs to DOUBLE DROPKICK Triple J! But Satnam braces them both!! Fans boo, but Satnam stands Lethal & Jarrett up!
Lethal runs in, misses in the corner, TORNADO DDT! Jarrett gets Trent with THE STROKE! Jarrett TOSSES Trent, but Trent holds ropes! Jarrett is too busy celebrating that he misses Trent skinning the cat! Lethal runs up to throw Trent back out, and now they both celebrate! But Trent is still holding on! Cassidy returns! And he helps Trent with an Electric Chair Lift! Fans fire up as Trent returns safe to the ring! But Sonjay grabs Trent! Lethal runs in, but Trent still TOSSES him up and out to ELIMINATE him! Jarrett CLOBBERS Trent, but Danhausen scares Sonjay away! Jarrett is pissed, but Trent DUMPS him out! But Satnam catches Jarrett like a baby!
Satnam puts Jarrett back in, and Jarrett gets around, STROKE! Trent staggers, Jarrett tosses Trent to ELIMINATE him! Triple J win!!
Winners: Team Triple J, by pinfall
The Last Outlaw wins it for his team, but it helps that his team had extra members! Will Triple J steal the tag titles like they did Paul Walter Hauser’s Golden Globe? And who will be in next week’s Casino Tag Team Battle Royal to win that final spot?
With Aussie Open here tonight and fans excited to see them, Davis & Fletcher will get a tag match with the Young Bucks for Rampage! Will Aussie Open get themselves in on the Trios Championships? Or will they just be part of a Superkick Party?
The House of Black speak.
Malakai says, “Thousands of people is what you heard last week. Thousands of people that feel. Feel and see the same things that we’ve been seeing for months. But there is a problem, as we said, within this company. And it’s time for us to address that problem, eradicate it, and let these voices be heard.” Brody King steps out from the shadows with Julia Hart and says, “The House will bring a firestorm to purify the current landscape of AEW. And from the ashes rain, The House will cement its foundation on the cinder, built to last.”
Buddy Matthews walks out from the shadows and adds, “But before Revolution, we the House would like to discuss your status as AEW World Trios Champions this Friday, face to face.” The House of Black wants to meet The Elite, will Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks accept the invitation?
Backstage interview with Tony Khan.
Renee is with the AEW President & CEO, and knows he has a HUGE announcement to make. What’s going on? Tony says this is huge stuff involving a lot of the big stars and the people backstage. Tony felt this would be best made by a major star in AEW, and that man is ADAM COLE! Cole and Tony shake hands and Tony steps aside. Renee asks Cole what’s going on. Cole says that last week, he said he was really excited about getting to tell more of his story. That day is upon us. Starting next month in March, there will be a weekly, one-hour television series immediately following after Dynamite right on TBS, AEW All Access.
AEW All Access will be a look at the company like you’ve never seen before. It’ll feature names like Adam Cole Baybay, Dr. Britt Baker, and many more. And trust him when he says this is something you will not want to miss. For example, Cole is getting to show a lot of his story, his challenges, his ups and downs and everything in between. He is excited to share that journey with everyone watching at home. He also has more good news. That same night, the debut night of AEW All Access, live on Dynamite, Cole will make his in-ring return! For the past six months, Cole has gone through hell, challenge after challenge, just imagining this day happening, “and that day is oh so very close.”
Cole is “damn sure” he’ll be the best Adam Cole he’s ever been, and the AEW roster better be ready. March is going to be special, from AEW All Access and Adam Cole being back, baybay! Will there be some real March madness in AEW?
Team Triple J speaks.
Sonjay Dutt says that everything he has said has come true! They are going to Revolution and become tag team champions! Jarrett says it’s just 10 days away, and he told us all they’d do it! But in step The Gunns! Colten & Austin have them all settle down, no hitting anyone with a guitar. They aren’t here to fight, but Colten is thinking that maybe it should be just the two teams here. Sonjay says their Firm buddies sure didn’t get the job done with The Acclaimed. What’re the champs really trying to say? All they’re saying is that they can take care of each other’s business before Revolution.
Jarrett says they’ll take care of business when The Gunns take care of business. Uh, they always take care of business. Do they see the titles? Austin mocks Jarrett’s guitar playing. Sonjay fist bumps with the Gunns, Lethal doesn’t mind that, and Sonjay says things are in the bag now. But with a Casino Tag Battle Royal still to come next week, will all these teams be thrown for a loop?
BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Dynamite!
After serving his suspension, the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, HOOK is back! But as Stokely Hathaway still wants justice, HE gets to decide who Hook faces in a 1v1 match. The FTW Champion’s already torn into everyone in The Firm, who could Stokely possibly #SendHook?
Jon Moxley VS Evil Uno!
The Maniac has beaten just about everyone in AEW once over, which is why he’s at 99 wins! Moxley wants that distinction of being the first to 100, but will Uno not be the one? Or will Moxley strike fear in the heart of the Dark Order’s fearless leader?
We see Hangman and Uno watching as Moxley makes his entrance. Hangman pats Uno on the shoulder and sends him off, staying in the back as agreed upon. Uno heads to gorilla, and Dynamite goes to picture in picture.
Moxley finally reaches ringside and Uno makes his entrance. Dynamite returns to single picture, the bell rings, and Uno CLOBBERS Moxley! Uno stomps, throws hands, and even BITES Moxley’s forehead! The ref counts, Uno lets off and stalks Moxley to another corner. Uno CHOPS him, follows him to another corner, and CHOPS again! Fans fire up, Moxley CHOPS back! And CHOPS! And eggs Uno on, so Uno CHOPS back! Moxley ROCKS Uno, Hangman is still watching in the back, and Moxley bumps Uno off buckles. Moxley stomps a mudhole in, then stands on Uno! The ref counts, fans are torn, but Moxley lets off at 4.
Moxley storms around, but Uno CHOPS! Moxley ROCKS Uno, whips him corner to corner, but Uno comes back to BOOT Moxley! Fans fire up, Uno LASHES Moxley with his vest! Uno CHOKES Moxley with the vest, BITES him, but lets off as the ref counts. Uno ROCKS Moxley, CHOPS Moxley, runs side to side to SPLASH! And then runs side to side again for another SPLASH! Uno runs Moxley corner to corner to bump him off buckles. Fans fire up with Uno, hoists him up top, and then CHOPS! Uno climbs up after Moxley, Moxley resists and throws body shots. Moxley ROCKS Uno, and TEARS at the mask!
Fans boo but the ref counts. Moxley lets off and Uno staggers away. Moxley hops down with a smirk, but Uno runs in to BOOT him down! Moxley hits barriers and then staggers away. Uno goes up the corner!? And he SUPER SWANTONS!! Fans are thunderous and Uno throws down fists! The ref tells him to get in the ring, Uno lets off and paces around. Moxley stands, Uno ROCKS him again. Uno CHOPS Moxley, Moxley gets in the ring but Uno slides in. Fans duel, Moxley bails out but Uno pursues. Moxley kicks Uno low, then RAMS him into steel steps! Fans are torn but Moxley drags Uno back up.
Moxley puts Uno’s head on the steps to STOMP him down! Moxley soaks up the cheers and jeers while the ref reprimands. Moxley goes into the ring, says this is done, and he waits on Uno. Uno staggers up, he looks a bit bloodied, but he manages to get in the ring. Moxley runs up to BOOT Uno down! Moxley throws crossface forearms again and again and again! Fans boo and we see a crimson mask forming under the black ‘n’ purple one. Moxley finally lets off on Uno and he paces around again. Moxley stands Uno up but Uno ROCKS him! And reels him in! PILEDRIVER! And then Uno gets Moxley back up! PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!
Moxley survives and Uno’s dripping blood all over his shoulder and chest. Uno gets Moxley up but Moxley shoots around, SLEEPER! Uno reaches out but Moxley traps the arms to HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOW! SLEEPER, takedown, BULLY CHOKE!! Uno endures, reaches out, Moxley pulls tighter, but Uno is almost SPURTING blood! But still Uno stands up!! Only for Moxley to body scissor! Uno is OUT, Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission
But Moxley isn’t letting go! He has his 100th win, but he just wants to squeeze the life from Uno quite literally! Silver & Reynolds return and they beat up on Moxley! Only for Claudio & Yuta to return and fight them off! The BCC beat down the Dark Order, but here comes Hangman!! The Cowboy waited until the match was over, and now he brawls with Moxley!! Fans are thunderous, and he takes out BARBED WIRE!! He wraps it on his hand, and BARBED WIRE DECKS Moxley!! This is just a sample of the Texas Deathmatch that’s coming! Fans fire up for the “COWBOY SH*T!” going on as Hangman RAMS Moxley into barriers, then rains down fists! Moxley is now busted open!
Hangman wants more, and he throws Moxley back in the ring! BUCK- NO, Moxley runs away! Fans boo, but Moxley grins through the crimson mask now forming on his own face. Will these two soon have the most violent match in AEW’s history?
A really good Dynamite here with a lot more set up for Revolution, but I feel like there are some things that need to be addressed. I’m not sure what is the bigger reason to not have blood in every Moxley match: the fact they do it in EVERY Moxley match; or in the case of Uno here tonight, he was losing a lot of blood. Moxley putting on the Bulldog Choke practically squeezed Uno like a ketchup packet. Outside of that, a great showing from Uno, in what was more or less a ten minute match that he wasn’t gonna win anyway. Moxley gets his 100th win, which is cool, but no surprise, he still bleeds tonight as Hangman stands tall against him, busting him open in return. I wasn’t just kayfabing, that Texas Deathmatch will be something else.
Great stuff out of that opener in Cassidy VS Yuta, it really fed into the story between them. And between Moxley trying to bleed Uno and Claudio slapping Yuta and telling him to get vicious, I feel like the BCC outside of Bryan Danielson is going to end up a Heel, and maybe Bryan leaves the group because of that. Bryan and MJF had a strong promo segment, though I feel like MJF is playing with fire essentially talking about suicidal depression and CTE. The brawl was great, though, but I feel like it should’ve been saved for the go-home segment next week. And Bryan basically stood tall here, so it definitely indicates MJF retains.
Great and hilarious promo from Starks and Jericho. Naturally, Jericho says he knows what Starks was doing and that he wouldn’t fall for it, only to fall for it. Peter Avalon wanting to answer the open challenge only to get decimated was hilarious in itself, and honestly, while odd that the onus for the rematch is put on Starks when he won the first match, there is some logic to him being so determined after all the cheap shots. But at least it’ll be truly 1v1 after the “addendum.” And good promo from House of Black to call out The Elite. The Elite will surely step up to accept the title challenge, and we’re going to get an awesome match at Revolution.
Tony Khan and Adam Cole certainly made the announcement tonight sound bigger than it was. AEW All-Access actually being a thing is nice, certainly plenty of fans want to see that stuff. There’s an audience for that with WWE doing all their different behind-the-scenes not-kayfabe stuff, so AEW surely has that, too. But the better stuff is Cole getting his return match. He could face just about anyone in that return, and then he could easily set something up for Revolution if he’s feeling up for it. Good promo from Samoa Joe to respond to Wardlow, and great sneak attack from JB, even though Christian still stood tall. Pretty sure we get two Face wins there, Wardlow taking the TNT title and JB getting even with Christian once and for all.
Saraya VS Skye was a good match but a quick one, with the more important stuff being Ruby, Britt and Hayter showing up. Good promo from Hayter and of course they set up a Triple Threat. That will probably go about the way the previous one did, where Ruby doesn’t so much side with anyone as opposed to taking her own side. Whether or not she wins the title that way, who knows. And honestly, where is Jade Cargill in all this? Even if she were to just say she doesn’t care about where Saraya came from and all that, at least it’d be integrating stories together the way AEW used to do in the early days.
Really good tag match out of Acclaimed VS Firm, and of course the Gunns try to cost The Acclaimed. Great tag team battle royal, with a lot of stories easily being developed in it. But in the end, Triple J winning out makes a lot of sense since AEW wants them to revisit their feud with The Acclaimed. Calling upon that continuity makes it even more likely, or at least makes it seem even more logical, that FTR would make their return to AEW through the Casino Tag Battle Royal and get in on the title match. They’ve got beef with Austin & Colten, they’ve wanted those AEW World Tag titles back for a long time now, this could be the way to do it.
Alternately, Best Friends probably redeem themselves from almost winning here, they worry more about getting Walter Hauser’s Golden Globe back and Acclaimed get the belts back because of it. Either way, the fans being upset in El Paso will be reconciled by a big Face win on PPV.
My Score: 8.7/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/1/23)
Best Friends are on a Rampage!
Will tonight be Very Nice, Very Evil or whatever?
Greetings humans! Danhausen is back in AEW, and to celebrate, he teams with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta & Hook in a Very Nice, Very BIG 8 Man Tag!
- 8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order; OrangeHookHausen & Trent win.
- Six Man Tag: The Don Callis Family VS ???; The Don Callis Family wins.
- Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander; Shida, Skye & Statlander win.
- Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana; Penta, Vikingo & Komander win.
PLAY BY PLAY
8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order w/ Jake Hager!
OrangeHausen, HookHausen, OrangeHook, all of the above, and #JustTrent take on Daddy Magic, Cool Hang Ange, Alex Reynolds & Evil Uno in a big, super team-up type deal! But will the Very Nice, Very Evil Best Friends be victorious together? Or will the rogues gallery standing against them earn themselves quite a lot of golden opportunities all at once?
But wait, as Big Hurt Hager gets the VNVEBFs to turn their backs, the rogues attack! Fans boo, the bell rings, and all but Danhausen is tossed out of the ring as he tosses Reynolds instead. Uno CLUBS Danhausen, Cassidy is sent into railing, and Uno puts Danhausen in a corner. Uno CHOPS him, soaks up the heat, and then storms up. Danhausen kicks low, throws hands, but Uno kicks back. Uno whips corner to corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Danhausen runs up to RANA! Uno tumbles, fans fire up and Danhausen catches Reynolds as he runs in, wrench and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up as Danhausen kicks low and tags Hook.
HookHausen double whip Uno, Uno holds ropes and Menard tags in. Menard, Parker and Reynolds all get in, but then so do Trent and Cassidy! The eight men are stare down, and the brawl is back on! The ref reprimands but the Dark Order & X-JAS get the edge. They all have someone in a corner, then they all coordinate to quadruple whip! But the Best Friends all reverse that, X-JAS and Dark Order crash into each other! And then Best Friends set up in the corners… and Hook needs to be coaxed a little bit, for the GROUP- NO, they all get kicked low! Fans boo as X-JAS & Dark Order reel them in, but the Best Friends QUADRUPLE SUPLEX!
Fans fire up because now we get the GROUP HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Hook then goes after Parker with body shots, but Menard storms up. Menard hits low, scoops Hook, BACKBREAKER and Parker KNEES Hook down! But Trent JUMP KNEES Parker down! Menard kicks low and POWERBOMBS Trent! Cassidy dodges Menard to tilt-o-whirl and DDT! Uno CHOPS Cassidy down! Danhausen baits Uno in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Reynolds runs in, spins Danhausen and ROLLING ELBOWS!
Hook is back up, T-BONE for Reynolds! T-BONE for Parker! Uno is up, he kicks low and whips. Hook reverses that to clinch and T-BONE! Extra large serving for Uno there! But wait, here comes Wheeler Yuta! The ROH Pure Champion wants to taunt Hook like he has been for weeks now, and then Menard CLOBBERS Hook in the distraction! Yuta joins commentary while Menard bumps Hook off buckles, and reels him in for a big suplex! Tag to Parker and he stomps Hook down. Parker stomps more, then pushes Hook around. Parker tags Uno, they mug Hook. Uno then bumps Hook off the boots of Menard and Reynolds.
Reynolds tags in, he runs side to side to ELBOW Hook! Uno SPLASHES, short arm LARIATS, and Reynolds covers, TWO! Reynolds stands on Hook’s head, fans boo but the Dark Order and X-JAS soak up the heat. But Hook clinches! Reynolds fights with forearms, then he bumps Hook off buckles. Tag to Menard, he stomps Hook then lets off to distract the ref, Uno and Parker CHOKE Hook while Rampage goes picture in picture!
Menard stomps Hook, drags him up, and ROCKS him with a right. Menard pushes Hook around, soaks up the heat, but turns around into a CHOP! Menard trips Hook, drags him back, and tags Parker in. Parker CLUBS Hook down, then stomps him. Parker taunts the Best Friends, flicks his hair gel at them, then goes back to Hook. Parker CLUBS Hook, tags Uno, and they mug Hook some more. Uno scrapes his laces on Hook’s face then tags Parker back in. Parker stomps Hook, but Hook powers Parker back! They end up on ropes, Parker KNEES Hook back! Parker then BLASTS Cassidy off the corner!
Rampage returns to singe picture as Parker goes after Hook, and Hook gets around to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Parker tags Menard but Hook LARIATS Menard down! The fans fire up as Hook and Menard crawl, hot tags to Trent and Uno! Trent rallies on Uno, then on Reynolds! GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent still has Reynolds but Reynolds fights the nelson. Uno runs in but Trent ducks, the BOOT hits Reynolds! Trent HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES Uno away! Trent runs in at Reynolds but into a BOOT! Reynolds goes up but Trent YANKS him down for a SAIDO! Fans fire up with Trent!
Trent tags Cassidy, and Cassidy storms up to “unleash.” But then he really does fire off BOOT after BOOT on Dark Order! Yuta sighs as this is typical Cassidy. Cassidy dodges the Dark Order’s double lariat to DOUBLE SHOTGUN! Cassidy kips up and the fans fire up! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but Uno stops the DDT to suplex! Only to get STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy keeps moving but Uno BOOTS him! Uno hooks Cassidy up, for SOMETHING EVIL! Cover, Trent KNEES it apart! Fans fire up, Reynolds BOOTS Trent! Reynolds runs in to BOOT Cassidy in a corner! Reynolds puts Cassidy up top!
Reynolds ROCKS Cassidy, climbs up, but Trent runs up to get Reynolds! SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Cassidy adjusts, and Danhausen tags in! But so does Menard! Menard says do NOT do what he thinks he’s gonna do! But then Danhausen CURSES him! And yes, the PURPLE HAT! Hager is pissed, Parker tries to calm him down, but then Hager runs in! Danhausen dodges, Trent & Cassidy dump Hager out! Menard grabs Danhausen, Parker runs in to get the hat back! But Hook gets Parker in the REDRUM!! Menard lets Danhausen go, but Danhausen rolls him up! BEST FRIENDS WIN!
Winners: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta, by pinfall
Not only is X-JAS furious, but Yuta says this is unbelievable. But will the Decoder have to worry about the much more Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
Backstage interview with The Outcasts & Anna Jay.
Renee Paquette is with Saraya, Ruby Soho & The Star of the Show to say they are teaming up for the first time in Six Woman Tag action. Saraya says yes they are, and sorry for cutting Renee off, Renee knows Saraya loves her, but… Isn’t Anna just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? Ruby sighs and Saraya says “Liza Minnelli” is in a time out so shush. Anyway, Saraya thanks Anna for teaming with them, Lord knows they’ve needed some extra help around here. And also, they do have something in common that is giant, greasy, irritating, and needs to be handled. Oh, speaking of, here it comes.
Parker walks in, apologizes for not being here sooner, and then says hi to Ruby. But uh, yeah, the guys are ready to go, they’ll be out there for her, team effort! Um, no, Anna doesn’t want the boys out there. Especially Parker. What? But Saraya says this is why she loves Anna! She’s great. Yeah, she is. Hey, no, stop looking at Ruby. Saraya drags Ruby along, leaving Parker alone. Will the X-JAS still even be the X-JAS anymore with all this drama?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
Schiavone says that 28 years ago, in this town, at the Mall of America, two men were in the main event for the very first wrestling match ever on TNT. It was Sting VS Ric Flair. And Schiavone wants to also say that the final match on TNT back then was Sting VS Ric Flair. So it gives Schiavone a sense of pride to welcome one of Minnesota’s favorite sons, as well as STIIIING~! The Icon makes his way out to the ring and fans howl for him. Schiavone then introduces the Nature Boy, the Minnesota native, Ric Flair! Fans “WOO~!” as Flair makes his way out now, and hugs Sting in the ring.
Schiavone has them bring it in. Wednesday night, they announced the location of Sting’s final match at AEW Revolution, March 3rd, 2024. It will be Greensboro, North Carolina, where these two set the standard for a great televised wrestling event. Sting stands at 24-0, the longest undefeated streak standing, and we’re just two weeks away from tickets going on sale. Sting asks to take the mic, and he howls for the fans! The fans howl back and Sting says Minneapolis, lots of great memories here! Not only did he and Ric do the first and last WCW shows on TNT here, but they did the very big, gigantic- Oh, can’t really say that on TV, sorry. Copyright and stuff.
But the massive match at Mall of America, everyone knows about it. Sting’s had great matches here against and with Lex Luger, Bam Bam Bigelow, and lots of other great memories. So good to be back. Thank you for those memories. Thank you, Tony Khan, Tony Schiavone and the Nature Boy! WOO~! Ric takes the mic now, and he says, “Wow. From 1972 ’til today. And believe it or not, I’m still alive. And that’s saying a lot, heh. Because I’ve covered a lot of ground and had a lot of fun. But there are three or four people that are always gonna be special in my life, and you’ll love these names.
“Dusty Rhodes, Ricky The Dragon, and a guy that I think I’ve wrestled at least 15 hundred times over our career, the great–and the word ‘Icon’ does not even enough to begin to say what a man he is. I’m so serious, to be back in my hometown in this moment, and this ride. This is an incredible ride. Think about the history of our business. I’ve been there with him since ’88, and I’m gonna be there with him in the end. And man, that doesn’t happen in real-life, guys. And y’know what? We’ve stayed as respectful and honest with each other as the day we met, and that’s really unusual. You’re the man, brother.”
Fans cheer, and Ric says, “We’re gonna dance all night and dance a little longer. We’re gonna stay up all night and stay a little longer. I cannot tell you where we’ll be at like the old days, but you know we’ll be going AEW strong! WOO~!” Fans echo “WOO~!” with Ric and Schiavone says Ric will be there for Sting at AEW Revolution, tickets on sale soon! The Icon and Nature Boy are riding off into the night, and we have the when and where. Now all we need is, who faces Sting in his final match?
Backstage interview with Hikaru Shida, Kris Statlander & Skye Blue.
Renee is now with the Shining Samurai, the Galaxy’s Greatest and Chicago Skye as she says a lot has changed in the AEW Women’s Division after Full Gear. Shida lost the AEW Women’s World Championship to Toni Storm, and Statlander lost the AEW TBS Championship to Julia Hart, the same match Skye Blue was in. Does tonight feel like a way to get momentum back? Kris says it has been a hard pill to swallow. “You work so hard for something, and you come back from multiple injuries, you come back and change yourself so many times, and you obtain something so precious, and it’s just taken away in a matter of seconds.”
And worse yet, Kris wasn’t the one who got pinned. Oh, okay, blame Skye when Kris had plenty of chances to win the Triple Threat, and didn’t. Shida tells them to stop. She also lost a title, she also feels angry, but not towards them. Not towards her partners. They can take their anger out on their opponents tonight! Kris agrees with that, and so does Skye. Will this trio of stars be able to bring down The Outcasts and Star of the Show?
The Don Callis Family VS JAH-C
So what if they lost the Like A Dragon Street Fight? “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs did damage to Paul “The Giant” Wight like no man has ever done before, and there’s still a lot left in the tank for Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita. Will they only be made stronger from that loss?
The teams sort out, Hobbs starts and Jah throws hands! Hobbs doesn’t even flinch! Jah runs, but Hobbs CLOBBERS him! In runs ??? but Hobbs picks him up to SPINEBUSTER! D runs in but Hobbs SPINEBUSTERS him, too! Fletcher & Konosuke step in, they all get a man up, and in synchronized formation, we get the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM, GRIMSTONE and BASTARD DRIVER!! Cover, The Don Callis Family wins!
Winners: The Don Callis Family, by pinfall
Fans boo but Callis celebrates with his “family.” Then Callis gets a mic to talk. “Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega! The Golden Jets! You put two of the greatest of all time into a tag team and what do you got? You got a team that could be the most dominant of all time. And I know that wins and losses matter here in All Elite Wrestling. But in the Don Callis Family, the only thing that matters is winning! And whether it’s singles, tag, or trios, the Don Callis Family will continue dominating until there’s nowhere for the Golden Jets to hide in AEW!” The ultimatum has been issued, will it only be a matter of time before AEW belongs to the DCF?
Prince Nana & Brian Cage talk with The Workhorsemen.
Nana says it is an unbelievable time for the Mogul Embassy. Cage says it’s always a great time. Nana says the Gates of Agony are in NJPW World Tag League, killing it and bringing home that money. But tonight, Nana needs to hire some help, and that brings in JD Drake & Anthony Henry. Nana has been watching them, he likes their style. That is why tonight, he needs their services. And this could be a huge opportunity for you both to step up to the plate and to prove a point. To impress Swerve Strickland, too. So tonight, Nana’s paid them, get the job done, and we’ll see if they can join the team. But he believes in them!
Nana & Cage head out, will Scrap metal & The Saint of Augusta help The Machine bring down the luchador trio in tonight’s main event?
Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander!
Both sides have said what’s on their mind, but it’s the emotions in their hearts that could make or break these team-ups. Will Saraya be able to keep things together between Anna and Ruby? Or will it be Shida who struggles to keep Skye and Kris on the same page?
The teams sort out and Kris starts against Anna. The fans rally as the two circle, then tie up. Kris waistlocks, SLAMS Anna, then drags her up to tag Shida. The former champs double whip, sweep and ELBOW Anna down. Then they shake hands to DOUBLE ELBOW DROP! Shida covers, TWO! Tag to Skye and she wrenches Anna to a JAWBREAKER! Anna blocks the superkick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Skye pushes Anna around, but Kris tags herself in. Skye lets that go, to then tag herself back in! But Kris tags back in again! They argue, but then Shida tags herself in to get them both to stop.
But then Anna hot tags Saraya! Saraya gets around Shida, Shida gets around Saraya, but Saraya mule kicks Shida! Saraya runs, but Shida ENZIGURIS first! Shida fires up, the fans are with her, and Shida torture racks! Saraya endures, but Ruby says put her down! So Shida DROPS Saraya! Ruby storms in but Shdia kicks her low, and snap suplexes her onto Saraya! Fans fire up as Shida covers Saraya, TWO! Shida tags Skye in and Skye keeps Saraya from her corner. Skye whips, runs up and SHINING WIZARD on the ropes! But Anna distracts the ref so Saraya can keep Skye stuck, and Ruby ROUNDHOUSES Skye down!
Fans boo but Saraya howls to the moon. Saraya stomps Skye, insults her, and whips her to the corner as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, lets off to distract the ref, and Ruby digs her boot in! Anna pulls Skye’s hair to help out, then Saraya storms up to bump Skye off buckles. Tag to Ruby, she stomps away on Skye, but lets off as the ref counts. Saraya tells fans to shut up while Ruby drags Skye around. Skye throws body shots, then JAWBREAKERS! Ruby staggers back, Saraya tags in, and the Outcasts mug Skye! Saraya has Skye in the ropes to throw knee after knee! The ref counts, Saraya lets off, and she pushes Skye back in. Saraya keeps Skye from her corner, taunting Shida and Kris, then she stomps Skye.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, tags Anna and Anna CHOKES Skye! The ref counts, Anna lets off, and then Anna CHOKES Skye on ropes! The ref counts again, Anna lets off and distracts the ref so Saraya can SLAP Skye. Anna bumps Skye off buckles, Ruby tags in, and Anna ROCKS Skye. Ruby CHOPS Skye, stalks her to a corner, and stands her up, but Skye avoids the chop to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Skye and Ruby sputter and drop to their knees while Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and hot tag to Kris! She BLASTS Ruby, drags Saraya up and FISHERMAN BUSTERS! Cover, but Anna kicks it apart! Anna drags Saraya back and tags herself in. Anna stands Kris up, wrenches and HOOK KICKS! Then Saraya KNEES Kris down! Cover, TWO! Anna drags Kris up, QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! But Kris powers up to back suplex free! Ruby runs in, STO! Skye SUPERKICKS Ruby! Saraya YAKUZA KICKS Skye! Shida ROCKS Saraya, whips her but Saraya reverses, only for Shida to JUMP KNEE! Anna BOOTS Shida! Kris runs up, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Anna tags Ruby and they get Kris up.
Anna HOOK KICKS, then Ruby SUPERKICKS but Kris pulls Anna into it! Ruby panics, Kris tags Skye and Electric Chair Lifts Ruby! SLAM and CODE BLUE!! Cover, Skye’s team wins!
Winners: Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander, by pinfall
The dysfunction wasn’t enough to bring down Skye and Kris, they made it work and now celebrate together! As for Anna, she is furious with Ruby, and Saraya pulls Ruby along like an angry mother with her daughter. Are the Outcasts going to be on the outs sooner rather than later?
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!
Firstly, the Continental Classic continues, and the Gold League’s third round has been set: Jon Moxley VS Rush; Jay White VS Jay Lethal; and Swerve Strickland VS Mark Briscoe! Will El Toro Blanco be the one to serve The Maniac that first L in the tournament? Will Lethal and Briscoe finally get on the board?
And after being the one to score the pinfall in tonight’s Six Woman Tag, Skye Blue gets her shot at “Timeless” Toni Storm and the AEW Women’s World Championship! Will Skye finally make it through the Storm to grab the gold on the other side?
Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana!
While the AEW World Trios Champions, Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed, are down and out, trios are forming and fighting their way up. Alex Abrahantes’ league of luchadores want their shot, but will they make it through a Rampage? Or will The Mogul Embassy learn that having #CeroMiedo is priceless?
The trios sort out, and Cage starts against Komander. Cage kicks Komander low right at the bell, then whips him to ropes. Komander handsprings, Cage dodges but Komander dodges back, then RAN- NO, Cage blocks that to pop Komander up! But Komander sunset flips! Cage drags Kmoander up to OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Penta tags in, then GAMANGIRIS Cage! Penta goes up to CROSSBODY! And then he dodges to SUPERKICK! Henry tags in, bobs ‘n’ weaves and fires off hands. Henry gets around to make Penta kneel, and he DROPKICKS Penta away! Henry soaks up the jeers, but Penta tags Vikingo!
Viking springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK Henry! Fans fire up as Vikingo then whips Henry corner to corner. Henry reverses, but Vikingo reverses back to HEEL KICK! Vikingo forearm smashes int he corner, goes up and fans rally, for the IMPLODER DRAGON-RANA! And then the DREAMCAST KICK! JD tags in and fans rally up. JD says “SUCK IT!” and then dares Vikingo to chop him. Vikingo winds up as fans chant “SI! SI! SI!” CHOP! JD nods, but he wants another. Vikingo CHOPS again, and JD huffs and puffs. JD swings, Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges but JD CHOPS Vikingo down after all!
JD then powers Vikingo to ropes to BIEL him across the way! JD taunts Penta, whips Vikingo, but Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges again to CORKCCREW RANA! JD flounders out, Cage and Henry run in, but Penta & Komander SUPERKICK them first! Henry bails out, Penta gives Komander a boost, saluting MISSILE DROPKICK! Cage tumbles out, fans rally as the luchadores coordinate, and “CERO! MIEDO!” TRIPLE DIVES!! Some cleaner than others, and JD pops Vikingo back up to CLOBBER him off the ropes! Komander stomps Cage, and puts him in the ring as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Komander hurries in, Penta BOOTS JD to join Komander. But Henry trips Komander! Penta runs up, SUPERKICKS Henry, then makes sure he knows, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but into a SPIN POWERSLAM! Cage drags Komander up for a deadlift SUPERPLEX!! Cage flexes, Henry & JD join in, and then JD stalks Komander. JD drags Komander up, DECKS him, then stalks him to ropes. JD puts Komander in the corner, CHOPS, and then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen mug Komander, Henry throws body shots, then he runs in to forearm smash! JD tags, LARIAT, NECK TWIST and SLINGSHOT SENTON!
Nana likes what he sees as Komander writhes. JD drags Komander up, keeps him from the lucha corner, and he CLUBS Komander back down. JD drags Komander up to scoop and SLAM! JD goes up a corner, to then VADER FLOP as Komander moves! Henry tags in, he drags Komander from the corner, then ducks the enziguri! But Komander rolls free and hot tags Vikingo! Vikingo springboards to CROSSBODY! Vikingo SOBATS Henry, runs but into a cheap shot from Cage! The ref reprimands but Henry throws Vikingo down by his hair! NECK TWIST! And a headscissor squeeze, even!
Henry lets off to then stand Vikingo up, for another NECK TWIST! Tag to Cage and he RAMS Vikingo into a corner! And again! And then he CHOPS! Cage wrenches Vikingo, scoops him, and does bicep curls before he FALL AWAY SLAMS Vikingo! Cage flexes, taunts Cero Miedo, and he drags Vikingo up to GERMAN SUPLEX! Vikingo lands on his feet! Vikingo waistlocks, Cage elbows free then whips Vikingo to ropes. But Vikingo slides under, only to get caught! But Vikingo then PELES! Hot tag to Penta as Rampage returns to single picture! Penta dodges Cage to then SLINGBLADE Cage down! SLINGEBLADE again!
The Workhorsemen attack, double whip, but Penta KICKS JD and SUPERKICKS Henry! Penta runs in to wheelbarrow Cage, victory roll and DOUBLE DDT on the Workhorsemen! Fans fire up and Penta SUPERKICKS Cage! Tag to Komander and he goes up top to MISSILE DROPKICK JD! Penta hauls Henry up, ALLEY-OOP into a MISSILE DROPKICK from Vikingo!! Fans lose their minds over that one, and then Penta sets up so Komander can use him as a step, HANGTIME DROPKICK on JD in a corner! Cage staggers up, Penta has his target, SUPERKICK! Komander springboards, FLYIGN CODE BREAKER! And he holds on for Vikingo to DOUBLE STOMP Cage!
Penta goes up, “CERO! MIEDO!” DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS of his own! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives because he’s a Machine! But Abrahantes rallies the fans for his team. Penta hauls Cage up, reels him in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Cage wrenches out to JUMP KNEE! Penta falls into the tag with Komander, and Komander springboards, but Cage SWATS him! Cage whips Komander to the corner, tags Henry, and Cage runs up to MONKEY FLIP Komander into JD’s POWERBOMB!! Then JD CATAPULTS Kmoander into Henry’s SUPERKICK! Henry goes up, DIVING DOUBLE STOMP BACKBREAKER of their own! Cover, Vikingo breaks it!!
JD TOSSES Vikingo, Penta SUPERKICKS JD! Cage fireman’s carries Penta for F10! Vikingo returns with a springboard, FLYING TORNADO DDT!! Henry is back, he steps over and reels Vikingo in, PILEDRIVER! But Penta catches Henry now, half nelson, pump handle, MADE IN JAPAN!! JD is up, Penta kicks but JD blocks it! JD has Penta for the underhooks, the SILENCER! Komander returns, JD ducks his roundhouse but not the HEEL KICK! But Cage waistlocks Komander! Komander fights with elbows, but Henry runs up! Komander ducks, the ENZIGURI hits Cage! Nana is furious, and Cage CLOBBERS Henry!!
Nana says no more, they’re done. JD asks what the hell, but Cage shoves JD. Vikingo DREAMCAST KICKS JD! The Embassy is leaving, they don’t want to hire Workhorsemen anymore? Well Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and FEAR FACTOR!! Komander is up top, he tags Vikingo before giving Henry CIELITO LINDO! Komander DIVES onto JD! Vikingo adds on the 630 SENTON!! Cover, the luchadores win!
Winners: Penta El Zero Miedo, Komander & El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The implosion of Nana’s team all over a misunderstanding gives Penta’s team their first victory together! Will Penta, Komander y Vikingo take this momentum to next beat Action Andretti & Top Flight?
A really good Rampage here with a lot of tag team action. There must be something in Cassidy’s contract about opening shows, though, because that 8 Man Tag certainly felt main event worthy. But then it made sense in story that it had to go first so that the X-JAS could be in action before Anna, and Anna would tell Parker to stay in the back during her match because of how Ruby would be involved. Great win for Cassidy’s team, and great win for the Faces in the Women’s Trios match. Rather surprised Skye is getting her shot at Storm so soon. Yes, she interrupted Storm’s acceptance speech moment, and won here, but why not give us a promo segment between them first, then the match on Winter is Coming. But at the same time, debut in Montreal, they want it to be important.
Of course Don Callis Family squashes jobbers, but I like that we got to see Hobbs, Konosuke and Fletcher all in red ring gear. And seeing Don Callis’ Last Supper parody, it makes me think he wants a total of 11 faction members. I say 11 because “Judas” is already accounted for in Jericho. So far, he has five, Callis really is gonna have to recruit tag teams and/or trios if he wants an easier time of filling out the group. Really good main event from Penta’s team going against Cage & Workhorsemen. Of course the Faces win, but also it was clear the Workhorsemen were going to take the loss for the Heels. Kinda wished Cage would beat down the Workhorsemen after the loss, not because of the “misunderstanding” trope, but that’d probably take away from the Faces celebrating.
And given Rampage is prerecorded, turns out that was for the best this week. I’d only just heard today about how… controversial Ric Flair got in his part of the promo segment. Flair also tweeted about it, both apologizing and not apologizing for what he said. This is gonna be a long three months if everyone has to worry about Flair spouting off the stuff he got away with in the 1980s when he was much, MUCH younger. That aside, the entire segment was redundant anyway, we heard them talk on Dynamite, this is the same crowd that heard it all, it’s just a waste of time.
My Score: 8.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/29/23)
The Continental Classic continues into week 2!
The Switchblade enters whose house?
The AEW Continental Classic continues here on Dynamite! Swerve Strickland and Jay White are both 1-0, but they go against each other for the top spot in Gold League!
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jon Moxley VS Jay Lethal; Moxley wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Mark Briscoe VS Rush; Rush wins.
- Wardlow VS AR Fox; Wardlow wins.
- Six Man Tag: Action Andretti & Top Flight VS The Hardy Party; Action & Top Flight win.
- AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Emi Sakura; Julia wins and retains the title.
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jay White VS Swerve Strickland; Swerve wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Bryan Danielson is here!
Fans cheer as the American Dragon, eyepatch on like a pirate, joins commentary to watch the Continental Classic competition in person.
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jon Moxley VS Jay Lethal!
The Maniac is 1-0 with three points, so he’s feeling pretty good batting lead for round two! Will he continue his momentum with #PureCarnage? Or will this be a lethal week two?
The bell rings and the clock is ticking on the 20 minute time limit. Moxley and Lethal circle, tie up, and Lethal headlocks for a takeover. Moxley headscissors, Lethal kips free but Moxley headlocks for a takeover. Lethal headscissors, Moxley kips free, and we go another takeover for another scissor. And another! Lethal then ROCKS Moxley with a right! Moxley ROCKS Lethal, Lethal ROCKS Moxley, and they go back and forth! Lethal kicks low, runs, but Moxley CLOBBERS him! Fans fire up but Lethal trips Moxley to step through, FIGURE FOUR! But Moxley rolls to the apron, and they fall to the floor!
Lethal and Moxley get up, Lethal throws body shots but Moxley clinches. Lethal RAMS Moxley into the apron, slides into the ring and he builds speed. Lethal DIVES and sends Moxley into the railing! Fans fire up, Lethal goes to the apron and struts, but Bryan says not to do that with Moxley. Lethal hops in, builds speed again, but Moxley slides in to deny the dive! Then Moxley DECKS Lethal, and he DIVES! Now Lethal is sent into railing! Moxley shakes out his leg after jamming it up a bit. Lethal CLUBS Moxley, CLUBS him more, but Moxley ROCKS Lethal back. Moxley puts Lethal in, runs in at the corner and clotheslines!
Moxley climbs up to rain down fists! The fans count, but Lethal slips away before five to kick at the legs! Then Lethal hoists Moxley for a SHIN BREAKER to a DRAGON SCREW! Moxley clutches his knee, Lethal storms up to stomp him! Lethal goes after that knee with more stomps, but Moxley hobbles to another corner. Lethal CLUBS the leg, CLUBS it again, and again! Moxley ROCKS Lethal! Lethal ROCKS Moxley! They go back and forth, Moxley gets the edge with boxing elbows! Then he BITES Lethal! Moxley runs, Lethal ducks to handspring, but into a SLEEPER! Lethal JAWBREAKRS free, and hits another SHIN BREAKER! Then a SAIDO!
Lethal hits a GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Moxley writhes, Lethal climbs, and he MACHO ELBOWS! Cover, TWO! Moxley is still in this, but he sputters as he crawls to ropes. Moxley is on the apron, Lethal BLASTS Moxley to the railing! The front row has Moxley in their laps as Dynamite goes picture in picture!
Lethal waits while the ref checks on Moxley. Moxley drags himself up but Lethal goes out after him. Moxley drags himself over railing, and Lethal ROCKS him with a right hand! And again! Lethal then RAMS Moxley into the apron, then CLUBS away on the leg! Lethal SLAMS the leg into the apron, and Moxley scrambles into the ring. Lethal pursues, runs up and KICKS the leg out! Moxley crawls, Lethal grabs the leg, and he drops an elbow on the knee! And again! Lethal then has a toehold and he twists the foot. Moxley endures, Lethal stomps the leg, then drops another elbow! But Moxley uses that to get an ARMBAR!
Lethal clasps hands quickly, fights up to stack, TWO and Lethal knees the back of Moxley’s leg! Lethal bends the leg across his own knee, but Moxley endures. Lethal KNEES it again, pulls, and goes back to the standing toehold. Moxley endures, Dynamite returns to single picture, and the fans rally up. Moxley kicks away at Lethal, then gets up to hit a CUTTER! Fans fire up while both men are down. Moxley fires up, he drags Lethal up and in, but Lethal fights the piledriver! Lethal RAMS Moxley into the corner, hoists him up, and CHOPS! Lethal climbs for a SUPER DRAGON SCREW! Moxley writhes and Lethal says he’s gonna rip that leg off!
Lethal aims as Moxley slowly rises, but Moxley avoids the chop block! Moxley ROCKS Lethal with a forearm! And CHOPS him! Lethal fires a forearm but Moxley fires back! The fans rally, the forearms fly, and Moxley gets the edge! Moxley runs, but Lethal follows to UPPERCUT! Lethal runs, but Moxley follows to ELBOW! Moxley runs, baits Lethal in, to LARIAT! Fans fire up with Moxley and he drags Lethal up. Underhooks, but Lethal fights the Paradigm Shift, BACKBREAKER TO COMPLETE SHOT! Moxley is down after the Lethal Combination, and Lethal covers, TWO! Bryan says that wasn’t a great cover, a tournament like this is about the basics.
Lethal grabs Moxley’s leg to SMASH the knee against the mat again and again! Then he drags Moxley, steps through, but Moxley cradle counters! TWO!! Lethal rushes Moxley but Moxley POSTS him! And then rolls him up, TWO!! Lethal escapes again, and Moxley goes back to the corner. Moxley slaps the bad leg and the fans rally up. Lethal stands, he dodges Moxley, and he O’Conner Rolls! TWO and Moxley has the REAR NAKED CHOKE! Lethal rolls back, TWO! Lethal gets the legs, FIGURE FOUR!! Moxley sits up but he endures the pain! Bryan coaches Moxley from commentary and Moxley fights his way around!
Moxley reaches out, Lethal pulls on that hold, but Moxley has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Lethal lets off and drags Moxley up. Lethal KICKS the leg, then calls his shot! Handspring, but Moxley falls! Lethal stops himself, but falls for it! PARADIGM SHIFT!! Moxley fires up, and he KING KONG LRAIATS Lethal inside out!! Then PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Lethal survives, but Moxley has the REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Lethal CLUBS Moxley’s leg, but then Moxley traps that arm! Lethal taps, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (gains 3 points; Lethal earns 0)
The Maniac is 2-0 with a strong six points, but it may have cost him a leg! Will he have to watch out next round with that target on his back?
AEW shares footage from after Saturday Night Collision.
Eddie Kingston asks them what they want him to say. He knew this was gonna be tough. Tony Khan didn’t put any scrubs in this tournament. Eddie just maybe got too cocky, thinking that since he put two belts in the pot, he was a given winner. No one deserves to win, everything is earned. Eddie has Bryan next but he’s behind the 8 ball. Eddie says he will not do this. He will not go backwards. Humble in victory and humble in defeat. Eddie has to go heal up, Epsom salt bath, all that good stuff. The Mad King vows he will be ready for the American Dragon.
Bryan Danielson responds.
Bryan says he was actually impressed by the confidence Eddie had to put up both his titles for the tournament. But now, one loss and Eddie feels he’s behind the 8 ball? Against Bryan? Bryan fractured his orbital bone, needed surgery in two places, and yet he is coming into this tournament on fire! He is NOT behind the 8 ball, he is NOT going to be humble, he is here to win this and be the first AEW Triple Crown! Will Bryan’s Blue League start be Eddie’s Blue League end?
Tony Schiavone is backstage.
He brings up that Sting’s final match is coming. AEW Revolution, Sunday, March 3rd, 2024. And when it comes to where they’ll have Sting’s final match, they thought of the many great venues across the world, but what better place for Sting’s final match than Greensboro, North Carolina and the Greensboro Coliseum? So many great Sting matches were held there, but one in particular that comes to mind is 1988, Sting VS Ric Flair for the World Heavyweight Championship. So Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina, get ready! Joining Schiavone now are those very legends, Sting and Ric Flair!
First off, 24-0, the longest win streak in AEW right now, what a fitting place for Sting to have his final match and maybe end on 25 than in Greensboro. Sting says yeah, wow, all those years ago, it was March 8th, 1988, his very first world title match against perhaps the greatest world champion of all time in The Nature Boy. Sting would’ve never guessed that night, 35 years later, we’d be here now. The memories, 45 minutes but a draw, commercial free, the first time in TV history that any sporting event even did that. But that’s not the real point of it. The big deal was being in there with Ric Flair. That was a make or break night, and so thank you, Ric, for putting Sting on the map.
Sting says yeah, that is a fitting place to end his career all these years later, Greensboro. Schiavone says so many great memories, and for him and Flair, forty years ago, does he remember? Oh, Flair knows. The words cannot be spoken to emphasize what is about to happen! Greensboro, where Sting, make no mistake, Ric didn’t make Sting a thing, Sting made himself! 45 MINUTES! Commercial free! With Flair! Unthinkable! Sting walked back there to 25 wrestlers going, “Jesus! You’re the man! You did it, Stinger!” He went out there and did it like a man! That’s what this business is all about.
Flair is 74 years old, standing next to the Icon, with his friend, Schiavone, and going back to Greensboro for what will be the greatest moment of his life, and God knows Flair’s had some good ones. He is honored to be there at Sting’s side! They shake hands, and Flair says the ACC Tournament and all that, nah, this is one for the ages! Highway 85 will be lined up from Richmond, all the way to Charlotte, like it always was! Sting, The Nature Boy, and AEW are coming to Greensboro! Let’s give it to ’em! “WOO~!” It’s the 80s all over again! Tickets on sale December 15th! IT’S SHOWTIME!
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Mark Briscoe VS Rush!
The Sussex County Chicken got beat by The Maniac but El Toro Blanco got cheated by the Switchblade! These animals are hungry for points, so who gets fed?
The bell rings and Rush rushes in! They RAM and then fire off forearms! The fans fire up, Bryan says this is what he was talking about! This isn’t going 20 minutes! The forearms keep flying, Rush ROCKS Mark, but Mark fires off forearms and CHOPS! Rush CHOPS back! Rush whips, runs in, and SPLASHES int he corner! Rush runs but Mark follows, JUMP KCIK! Mark gets Rush up, CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Fans fire up as Mark forearms and stomps away! The ref counts, Mark lets off, but Rush dodges to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Rush sits Mark down so he can stomp with both feet!
Rush scrapes Mark, goes to the far side, then runs in. Mark BOOTS back but Rush still clotheslines! Snapmare and KCIK! Rush stomps away, takes Mark’s “head” and kicks it! The kick is good for Rush but fans boo. Rush goes up a corner, but Mark CLOBBERS him! Rush falls to the floor and fans fire up as Mark builds speed! Mark WRECKS Rush with a dropkick! Mark then stomps away on Rush, then stands him up to CHOP! So Rush CHOPS back! Mark CHOPS back! Rush CHOPS again! Rush whips Mark hard into railing! Rush then whips Mark into more railing! And then back the other way! Rush goes into the ring to tranquilo and let the count handle Mark.
Mark hobbles up, so Rush goes out after him. Rush runs in, but Mark ducks and RAILING BACK SUPLEX! Rush writhes, the ring count starts again, and Mark gets on the apron. Fans fire up as Mark says BANG BANG! FOLEY ELBOW! Fans fire up again and Mark high fives the front row. Mark leaves Rush behind now as the count climbs. Rush drags himself up, drags himself in at 5 of 10, and Mark eggs him on. Rush snarls, and he CHOPS! Mark CHOSP! Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Fans fire up as Rush shoves, and Mark BOOTS him! Rush wobbles, but he dodges Mark to SNAP GERMAN!
Mark wobbles up, Rush SUPERKICKS! Mark stays up to LARIAT in return! Both men are down and Minneapolis is thunderous! Mark sees his chewing gum on the mat and picks it back up while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Mark goes to ropes, then stomps Rush. Mark drags Rush up, ROCKS him, and Rush falls over! Mark digs his boots in at the ropes, the ref counts, and Mark lets off at 4. The ref checks Rush, he’s still in this and bails out. The ref has Mark stay back, the ref makes sure Rush is okay, but then Mark runs in to stomp away! Rush gets up, Mark CHOPS him in a corner, and then ROCKS him! Mark brings Rush around, but Rush whips and SPLASHES! Rush sits Mark down, stomps and ROCKS him, then hobbles away. Rush snarls, he runs back in, but Mark is up to CHOP him down! Mark drops an elbow! And another elbow! Cover, TWO!
Mark fishhooks Rush into a chinlock, but the ref counts. Mark lets off, stands Rush up, but Rush trips Mark and has a leg! Rush hooks that up into a TRAILER HITCH! Mark endures and Rush pulls on the legs! Fans rally, Mark crawls and drags Rush along. Dynamite returns to single picture and fans rally more. Mark reaches out, powers his way forward, and has the ROPEBREAK! Fans cheer and the ref counts, but Rush lets go. Mark drags himself up, the fans rally again, and Mark CHOPS! Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Rush gets in Mark’s face, eggs him on, so Mark CHOPS! Rush and Mark throw SLAP after SLAP!
Mark swings, Rush bobs ‘n’ weaves and HEADBUTTS! Rush hobbles back, but Mark is back up! Rush swings, into an EXPLODER! Fans fire up as Mark stands again. Rush roars, Mark runs in, Rush hits an OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY to send Mark into buckles! Rush snarls again, fans rally up and he aims. Rush runs in, but Mark SPEARS him!! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives but Mark drags Rush up. Mark turns Rush for the NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Rush is still in this but the fans fire up for Mark. Mark underhooks, but Rush swings. Mark clinches, waistlocks, but Rush throws elbows. Rush switches, Mark breaks free to PELE!
Rush falls out to the apron and Mark storms after him. They’re both on the edge, Mark fires forearms, but Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Rush CHOPS! Repeat! Fans “WOO~!” for every CHOP! Mark GAMANGIRIS, Rush staggers back, but Rush gets Mark for another OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Mark crashes on the floor and the ref checks him. The fans lose their minds but Rush snarls. Rush paces as the ring count climbs, and Mark is up at 5 of 10. Mark drags himself in at 6, but Rush storms right up on him. Rush hoists Mark up top, CHOPS him, then climbs up. Mark fires off hands, and then REDNECK HELL STAB!
Fans fire up as Mark leaps, FROGGY-BOW!! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives again but Mark has the underhooks! Rush powers up to back drop free! Rush aims from a corner now, Mark runs in again but into another OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Rush runs up to DECK Mark! Then the BULL’S HORNS!!! Cover, Rush wins!!
Winner: Rush, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Briscoe earns 0)
A true war right here, and now Rush is 1-1! Will this ungovernable one find a way to take over the league? As for Briscoe, he is down 0-2 with no points, is he already on the bubble?
RJ City interviews “Timeless” Toni Storm.
Madame Storm seems rather bothered by something. RJ gets her attention but she tells him to sit. And don’t be so loud. RJ does sit, and Mariah May takes the title for Storm. RJ wants to bring up the championship acceptance speech last week. Yes, and she was rudely interrupted! Yeah, that’s true. How is she feeling? Storm says they partied well into the night, spent some time at the compound, JFK or one of the Kennedys was there. But now she is very fatigued, dehydrated, and has a touch of the gout. Oh, wow. Well, he wants to inform her that she is scheduled to defend the AEW Women’s World Championship. But given her state, is she worried at all?
Worried? Was Fatty Arbuckle worried? Was Jean Harlow worried? Was Frances bloody Farmer worried? No, they all turned out fine, and so will she. Before she goes, take off her shoe, she’s feeling swollen. RJ does take off her shoes for her, but will Storm have to focus before someone takes the title off her?
MJF is here!
Fans cheer as the AEW World Champion walks out here with the help of his cane, mic in the other hand. He has them cut his music, he gets into the ring, and the fans cheer him on. MJF gets right to it as he says “December 30th, Nassau Coliseum, Worlds End, it will be Samoa Joe VS yours truly for the grandest prize of ’em all, The Triple B, the AEW World Championship.” Fans cheer that, and MJF wants to be honest, though. When it comes to Joe as a person, eeeeeeh MJF doesn’t like him. But when it comes to Joe professional, MJF respects him.
MJF respects what Joe has done for the industry, and most importantly, when Joe came into AEW, he didn’t come here to line his pockets, he came here because he believes in those three letters. Fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” and MJF says back in the early 2000s, MJF remembers getting a poster in his mailbox and it was for TNA Wrestling. And he remembers thinking, what even is this all about? He tuned in and couldn’t have been happier. He saw insane feats of athleticism, he saw a new cast of pro-wrestlers he’d never heard of before, but most of all, he saw one man among the rest, and that was the Samoan Submission Machine.
While Samoa Joe may’ve looked unconventional, he didn’t seem to care, and neither did any of the fans. Because every time Joe walked through the curtain, we knew he was the baddest man walking on God’s Green Earth. Now unfortunately, later on in his career, Joe’s talents were not recognized and he was not afforded the opportunity to be a world champion in the WWE. Fans boo, but MJF says what Joe did for this sport was bigger than that. “Joe proved you don’t have to be a massive male model bodybuilder to be a top guy in this sport. Samoa Joe broke the mold. Samoa Joe proved alternatives matter.
“And because of the road that Joe paved, it has allowed for a man like me to stand before you today. Without a guy like Joe, there may be no AEW. So Joe, very quickly, what I’d like to say, as much as this all pains me to admit, thank you.” Fans cheer that and join in, “Thank You, Joe! Thank You, Joe!” Yes, thank you, Joe! However… MJF has actually, though grateful to have gone down the road Joe paved, MJF isn’t too shabby himself, now is he? Fans cheer that. MJF managed to pave his own road, and built on a new alternative. He is AEW day one, and he has helped build this place brick by brick! Fans cheer “M J F! M J F!”
MJF says he did that by defeating some of the biggest names in this industry! Names like Cody Rhodes, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Kenny Omega. But of all the names MJF has had to face in this ring, the one name he looks back on, and not only was he lucky to win, he was lucky to survive, that is Joe. Samoa Joe is a wrestling legend. But December 30th is not about Joe’s legacy. It’s about MJF’s! December 30th is about answering the question, “Can Max Friedman outlast the Final Boss of this sport one more time?” So now, MJF is gonna make a promise. He promises to everyone watching at home and everyone here in this arena.
MJF promises that on December 30th, it doesn’t matter if his left knee keeps sliding in and out, if his right hip keeps popping in and out of socket, if his right shoulder is hanging on by a threat, or if Joe beats him within an inch of his life. Joe could be King Kong and Godzilla incarnate. Because MJF promises that on December 30th, he shows the world that it is not about the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog! And if you want to take what’s his… at Worlds End, you’ll have to put MJF down! MJF even breaks his cane!! Fans fire up with MJF, but then the lights go down.
Now there are lights blinking all over the place. MJF looks around, but THE DEVIL’S MINIONS ATTACK! Fans boo as one of them has a baseball bat!! But here comes Joe!! Joe said he’d have MJF’s back so here he is! He YANKS the big guy out, gets that bat, and he runs the rest off! Cameras have trouble here, but when things come back, a message types out on screen. “In the shadows, our game begins. Next week, MJF & Samoa Joe… will you face the unknown in a tag match? Are you a hero, Max?” The Devil has made his challenge to the champ! The fans chant “DO IT! DO IT!” and “He’s Our Scumbag!” Joe tries to get MJF to ignore all this, it’s what this Devil wants!
But MJF says “I’m so sick of your Scooby-Doo BS! LEMME EXPLAIN SOMETHING TO YOU! I am not dealing with your crap when I got that guy breathing down my neck at Worlds End. No no. I am going to take out all of your men, one by one. I am going to unmask you, you coward! And next week, you wanna tag match?! YOU’RE ON!!” Joe isn’t for it, but the challenge has been accepted. Will Joe just have to save MJF from himself?
Wardlow VS AR Fox!
Speaking of someone who wants to take everything away from MJF, the War Dog is on the warpath, just waiting for the right moment. After what we just saw, is MJF going to be served up on a silver platter?
But wait! Fox BOOTS Wardlow down off the apron! And then FLIES out! But Wardlow stays up! So Fox FLIES again! Direct hit but Wardlow is still up! Wardlow HEADBUTTS Fox, then whips him at the apron. Fox 619s on the apron to hit back! And then he goes up the corner to MOONSAULT, but Wardlow catches him! SLAM on the apron, and then Wardlow box jumps up to the apron. Wardlow storms in, fans rally up, and Wardlow drags Fox up for an OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Now with both men in the ring, the bell finally sounds and this is actually a match. Wardlow storms up on Fox in the corner, to then TOSS him across the way!
Fox flounders out of the ring and Wardlow is having fun now. Wardlow goes out to stalk Fox, CLUB him on the back, and the ring count climbs. Wardlow hauls Fox up to TOSS him back in! Fans rally, Wardlow storms back in, and Wardlow drags Fox up. Fox shoves Wardlow but Wardlow CLUBS him! Wardlow trophy lifts, but Fox slips free! Wardlow runs in, but only gets buckles as Fox slips out to the apron! Fox swings to dropkick, then he goes up to 450 SPLASH! Cover, ONE!! Wardlow snarls and Fox is stunned! Fox runs in to BOOT! Wardlow doesn’t budge so Fox BOOTS him again! And again! Fox runs, but Wardlow pops him up for a SPINEBUSTER!
Wardlow winds up, to LARIAT Fox down! Wardlow then hauls Fox up, POWERBOMB! The symphony begins as fans want more! Wardlow drags Fox up, reels him back in, another POWERBOMB! And then Wardlow goes up the corner, to SWANTON BOMB!! Fans fire up and Wardlow still isn’t done! He reels Fox back in, to LAST RIDE POWERBOMB!!! The ref checks, Fox is OUT! Wardlow wins!
Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall
The remixed Powerbomb Symphony was too much for Fox, and Wardlow storms off. When and where will Wardlow sink his teeth into MJF?
Six Man Tag: Action Andretti & Top Flight VS The Hardy Party!
The Sight to See and the reunited Martin brothers are ready to be the Coldest Trio in the Game, but they’re taking on Isiah Kassidy and the legendary Hardy brothers! Will Action, Darius & Dante add themselves to the top of the trios rankings? Or will Matt, Jeff & Brother Zay take them to the extreme?
The trios sort out and Minneapolis is happy to have Dante back. Action and Matt start, they tie up and Matt headlocks. Action powers out then DROPKICKS Matt down! Matt goes to ropes, Action runs in but is put on the apron. Action RAMS into Matt, slingshots up and over to sunset flip, TWO! Matt is up, Action kicks but Matt blocks! Matt flips Action, Action lands on his feet but Matt hip tosses! Tag to Jeff and the Hardys get Action up, atomic drop and the takedown, DOUBLE LEG DROP! Jeff covers, TWO! Jeff drags Action up, CLUBS him, and wrenches an arm. Jeff hammerlocks but Action switches it onto Jeff.
Fans rally up for Dante, Jeff elbows Action and runs, but Action trips Jeff! STANDING MOONSAULT, but Jeff moves! Action hits the superhero landing and stares the Charismatic Enigma down! Fans fire up, and they both back away, tag to Darius and Isiah. Fans rally up as Zay and Air Wolf tie up. Zay headlocks, Darius powers out but Zay runs him over! Zay pumps and bumps, things speed up, and Darius hurdles. Zay backflips over, but Darius arm-drags! Darius then sidesteps but Zay arm-drags! Darius trips Zay to cover, ONE! Zay trips Darius but Darius throws him away to then DROPKICK!
Fans fire up as Darius mocks the Jeff Hardy dance. Zay is in the corner, Darius runs in to SPLASH and tag Dante! Fans fire up as Dante jumps, runs, and A-LIST LARIATS! Tag back to Darius, snap suplex and a slingshot senton! Fans fire up and Action tags in. Darius gets Zay up, wrenches an arm, and Action DOUBLE STOMPS the arm. Zay losses his durag and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Action whips Zay, Zay reverses but Action avoids the dropkick. Matt CLOBBERS Action while the ref is checking Zay! Zay gets Action up, RAMS him to the corner, and Zay fires off hands. Tag to Jeff, and they mug Action with some stomps. The ref counts, Jeff lets off at 4, and he brings Action up to snapmare. Jeff runs to NECK SNAP, then NECK SNAP the other way! And then another one! Action staggers up, Jeff kicks low and suplexes for a GOURD BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Jeff stays between Action and the Martins to show them how to do his dance. Jeff then CLUBS Action, tags in Zay, and Zay CLUBS Action’s arm.
Zay throws Action out, goes out and throws him into railing! Zay talks some smack, then he stomps away on Action! High five with the fans, then more stomps! Selfie! Zay then puts Action in the ring, CLUBS him down, then drags him back to the corner. Tag to Matt and he RAMS into Action. Matt ROCKS Action with a right, then bumps him off buckles. Matt dribbles Action off the buckles again and again and again! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” and Dynamite returns to single picture. Matt ROCKS Action again, tags Jeff, but fans rally up for Top Flight. Matt CATAPULT GUILLOTINES, then Jeff hits a GUILLOTINE LEG DROP!
Jeff drags Action into the ring, snapmares and basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up more but Jeff bumps Action off buckles. Tag to Matt, the Hardys stomp a mudhole in, then dig their boots in. The ref counts, Matt lets off and he stands Action back up. But Action ROCKS Matt with haymakers! Matt shoves Action, Action comes back, but into a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Action survives and fans fire up but Matt calls his shot. “DELETE! DELETE!” and Action stands. Kick and- NO, Action wrenches out of the Twist! But Matt ducks the haymaker to back suplex! Action lands on his feet to KICK, KNEE and ENZIGURI!
Both men are down and the fans fire back up! Action and Matt crawl, hot tags to Dante and Zay! Dante goes up and over Zay, CLOBBERS him, CLOBBERS him again, then whips. Zay reverses, Dante goes out and Zay hits buckles! Dante then goes right over the corner, GAMANGIRIS Zay away then jumps to avoid Jeff’s sweep! SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY! Cover, Matt breaks it! Fans boo but Matt TWIST- NO, Dante powers out and Darius GAMANGIRIS! Dante ROUNDHOUSES, Darius steps in to COMPLETE SHOT! Zay is up and he shoves Dante into Darius! Roll up, TWO!! Zay LARIATS Dante back down, putting his all behind that one!
Fans fire up as both men crawl, but Jeff runs to BLAST Action! Darius ROCKS Jeff, but Zay uses Jeff as a step, PARTY IN MOTION wipes Darius out! Dante sees that, but then Matt sets up for Jeff! POETRY IN MOTION! The Hardy Boyz get Dante up top, Zay GAMANGIRIS him into a Double Electric Chair Lift! Zay springboards, MISSILE DROPKICK DOOMSDAY!! Cover, TWO!!! Dante survives but the Hardys go after Darius & Action! POETRY- INTERCEPTED as Darius jumps off Matt to CLOBBER Jeff!! Action kicks Matt, then QUEBRADAS off the railing! Zay suplexes Dante, but Dante knees free!
Dante runs, Zay dodges to mule kicks! But Darius is in, he and Action set up, but Zay fights the waistlock! Zay BOOTS Action, elbows Darius, but the still get the SHOTGUN GERMAN SUPLEX!! Zay flops into Dante’s half nelson, SIDE SLAM!! Cover, TOP FLIGHT WINS!
Winners: Action Andretti & Top Flight, by pinfall
A powerful homecoming for Dante Martin, he and his team have a massive win! Will they soon fly high and go after the AEW World Trios Championships?
Backstage interview with Action & Top Flight.
Renee is with them and congratulates them on the big win. So good to see Dante back, how is that leg? But then Penta El Zero Miedo and Alex Abrahantes step in. Penta offers a fist bump, and Dante accepts. They’re all good given Penta was responsible for the broken leg in that Reach for the Sky Ladder match. But then Penta counts, one, two, three. Bring ’em in. Komander and El Hijo Del Vikingo join Penta, that makes one, two, three. And Cero Miedo! Dante nods, when and where will we see this top tier trios match go down?
AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Emi Sakura!
The Princess of the Black Throne successfully defended her gold on Collision against Lady Frost, but now she takes on the Queen of Joshi! And for this match, Dealer’s Choice says submissions can NOT win the match! Then if Julia can’t be Hartless, will she just have to be ruthless?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the House Always Wins!
The bell rings and fans rally up behind Julia. Julia soaks it up, but Emi laughs at it. Emi and Julia smirk as they stare down, then they approach. Emi dodges Julia and laughs some more, but then Julia grabs her by the face! Julia bumps Emi off buckles, fires off forearms and stomps, then whips corner to corner. Julia runs in, handsprings and clotheslines! Julia keeps moving, back body block! Julia snapmares Emi, KICKS her, but Emi just frowns. Fans fire up, and Emi stands up. Julia CHOPS but Emi CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Julia shrieks, but Emi pushes her around. Emi aims but Julia blocks the chop to WRING the arm!
Emi goes to ropes, the fans fire up as Julia CLUBS, HOOK KICKS then KICKS Emi down! Julia pushes Emi out of the ring, goes out after her, but Emi throws body shots. Julia whips, Emi reverses, and Julia hits steel steps! Per the House Rules, there’s a 20 count, not a 10, so Emi has more time to use. Emi runs in to SPLASH Julia against the steps! Fans fire up and the ref checks Julia as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Emi stands on Julia’s face, the ref reprimands, but Emi steps away. She has to be careful, part of House Rules is that disqualifications are strongly enforced. Emi then takes a seat on security’s lap before she storms up on Julia. Emi brings Julia around to CHOP against railing! Then Emi brings Julia over to send into more railing, and CHOP again! Emi puts Julia in the ring, drags her around and dragon sleepers! TWISTING DDT! Cover, TWO! Julia is still in this but Emi pushes her to a corner. Emi CHOPS, and Julia staggers away to another corner. Emi CHOPS her again! And again! And MACHINE GUN CHOPS!
Julia sits down, Emi digs her boots in, but the ref counts. Emi lets off, soaks up the heat, and then brings Julia up to whip corner to corner. Julia stops herself to ELBOW back! Julia storms up on Emi to throw hands, but Emi SLAPS Julia down! Julia checks her jaw, but Emi digs her knees into Julia’s neck! The ref counts, Dynamite returns to single picture, and Emi lets off. Emi watches Julia flounder around, and Julia sits up to throw body shots. Emi just laughs and brings Julia around to underhook. Stalling BUTTERFLY BACKBREAKER! Emi waits on Julia to sit up, says she’ll be the champion, and then underhooks again!
Julia fights up and round, SLEEPER! Submissions won’t win but she just wants to make Emi suffer! Emi falls, flails, Julia has a headscissor squeeze! Emi rolls, pops out the back, and she hooks Julia’s legs up! ROMERO SPECIAL! Julia endures, then Emi THROWS her down! Emi drags Julia around, puts her in a drop zone, but fans still rally for Julia. Emi climbs, MOONSAULT FLOPS as Julia moves! Julia wraps on the HARTLESS LOCK!! But it won’t win! Emi flails, taps, but it doesn’t save Emi, either! Julia thrashes Emi, lets her go, and the ref has to remind Julia it’s her own rules. So Julia BLINDSIDE LARIATS!
Julia stomps Emi into the drop zone, then goes up the corner. MOONSAULT!! Cover, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
Another defense in the books, Julia is still golden! Will she keep on winning with such unpredictable rules?
Backstage interview with Mariah May.
RJ City is with Miss May and says we saw her at Full Gear and last week, but we also know she’s here, hungry for more. Mariah says yes she is. She knows she’s the new girl and all, but she did just come from Stardom, and she had quite the run. She is dying to show us what she can do. So thanks for connecting her with Toni Storm. RJ says it’s nothing, he and Toni go way back, used to play squash together. No, really, RJ is quite the curator. And Mariah knows Toni likes him, so this means the world to her. No, no, Toni makes things happen. He’s just happy to help. Mariah seems a bit disappointed, but RJ says without further ado, go get ’em!
Mariah knocks on Tony Khan’s door, steps inside, and talks with the boss. Will this Tony be just as accommodating as Toni Storm?
Christian Cage is here!
The TNT Champion, the Patriarch, makes his way to the ring, security right behind him. Captain Charisma then gets a mic while the fans boo, and he says what he’d like to do right now is go ahead and invite the Rated R Superstar to this ring right now. Fans fire up for that, and Christian says he knows Edge is back there. Fans shout “ADAAAAM~!” and Christian says he just wants to talk about what Edge said on Collision. So if Edge doesn’t mind making his presence felt, Christian would appreciate it. But still no response? Did Christian make sure to do this when Edge isn’t here?
Christian waits, gets upset, and asks Adam “ADAAAM~!” that he’d like to speak with him in this ring. Please, someone, hit the mic, get Adam’s attention, something. Or should Christian go back there to speak with him? “You think you know him.” And here comes Edge!! Fans fire up as Edge storms into the ring, and of course the security becomes a wall in front of Christian. Edge paces and Christian says listen, management wanted this, not him. Fans boo that garbage, but Christian says they don’t need security. He asks these men to vacate the ring. They shrug and bail out, even though Edge looks ready to pounce.
Christian brings up that last week, Edge challenged him to a match for the TNT Championship on December 6th, Dynamite in Montreal. Christian is here to tell Edge that they won’t make it to Montreal. They get face to face and fans fire up. Christian says they won’t make it to Montreal because “I’m sorry.” What? Edge is also confused, and Christian says he knows what we’re all thinking. Christian is only sorry because he’s all alone, right? Fans confirm and they chant “BULL~ SHID!” at him! Christian asks them to understand. Edge took out “The Prodigy” Nick Wayne, he took out Killswitch/Luchasaurus, but that’s not why Christian’s sorry.
He won’t lie, he was pissed about what Edge did to Lucha- er, Killswitch, with not one but two Con-Chair-Tos. Christian was so mad, he jumped out of his house, got in his car and just drove around. He needed to think, needed fresh air. And somewhere during that trip, it turned into one of reflection. It turned into a roadtrip of soul searching, digging down deep, trying to understand why he became the person that he is, this guy who says and does such unsavory things. And then he remembered those times he and Edge would borrow Christian’s mom’s Ford Taurus. They nicknamed it “Toby the Taurus” because they took it everywhere when they were trying to make it.
They didn’t care where they went, they were broke, not a dime to their names, but they didn’t care. They were having the time of their lives! They knew they were gonna make it. They didn’t know how, but they knew they would. And dammit, did they ever make it, huh? They went on to become multiple-time tag team champions, and Christian will say it, the greatest tag team that ever lived! Fans do cheer that. Christian and Edge then became multiple time world champions, two of the greatest careers in this sport. But take the wrestling away, and it runs even deeper. Everyone knows Edge grew up with a single mom. Everyone knows that Edge didn’t have a father figure.
Fans boo, already sensing where this is going! Christian wants Edge to listen! Yes, he is the Patriarch of AEW, but in no way is he suggesting he’s Edge’s father. Christian is Edge’s brother. And in turn, Christian’s father became like Edge’s father. Edge went on family trips, sat at the dinner table, slept over! When Edge needed discipline, Christian’s dad treated him the same as his own kids. He picked Edge up, brushed him off, hugged him and cheered him on. To this very day, he is still Edge’s biggest fan. So listen, Christian will just say it. They weren’t just random guys thrown together. “I love you, man.” Fans boo that one!
Christian says they’re family. And listen, when Edge’s mom passed a few years ago, that was the hardest time of Edge’s life. Christian knows that. But some time before, she said, “What I wouldn’t give to see you guys in that ring, teaming one last time.” Christian started thinking, that they should do this for her! Let’s go on the journey together again, like Edge wanted! Edge & Christian, for Judy “Judemeister” Copeland! Let’s do it for her! Fans cheer for Judy, but Edge is conflicted. Christian drops the mic, holds the belt, and then rushes Edge! Edge LOW BLOWS Christian first!! Fans cheer as Christian leans on Edge in pain.
Christian slumps down and Edge lets him fall. Fans want that one more time, but Edge gets the mic. “Nice try, dumbass.” Edge tells him to sit up when he’s talking. Edge grabs the belt, tells Christian to shine it up real nice. Hell, sleep with it if he wants. Because next week, the title’s coming home with Edge! Oh, and one more thing, Edge almost forgot. G F Y!! Fans are thunderous as Edge takes his leave. Will Edge crush Christian’s spirit as payback for everything he’s said and done?
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jay White VS Swerve Strickland!
The Switchblade and the Realest are both 1-0 with three points, and now they are going to battle in what could be the decisive battle in this block! With no Juice Robinson, no Ass Boys, no Prince Nana or Brian Cage, who will prove to be the slipperiest snake in all of AEW?
The bell rings and fans fire up for “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” White still throws guns up, but he and Swerve then tie up. They go around, Swerve puts White in a corner, but White turns it around. Swerve turns it back around, White pulls hair to turn it around again, then he RAMS into Swerve! And again! And again! White tosses Swerve out, then goes out to CHOP! White then RAMS Swerve into railing, mocks Nana’s dance, but Swerve throws hands! Swerve runs and RAMS White into railing! Fans fire up with Swerve and he stomps White down. Swerve then whips, but White reverses and Swerve hits railing so hard, he goes over into the front row!
Fans fire up and security helps Swerve, but then White drags him back in. White puts Swerve in the ring, mockingly asks, “Whose House?” and he stomps Swerve. White wrenches the arm, CLUBS it, and then CHOPS! White again mockingly asks, “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” White CHOPS Swerve, but Swerve BOOTS back! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Swerve whips, White holds ropes, then he dumps Swerve out. But Swerve pulls hair! White HOTSHOTS Swerve, builds speed and slides, but Swerve catches him to BACK SUPLEX White into the front row! Fans are getting a much more interactive experience than expected!
Swerve drags White back up, White grabs at fans desperately, but the fans can’t do anything for him as Swerve dumps White back over. Swerve pushes White around, goes up the apron, and then he FLYING STOMPS White down! Fans fire up, Swerve puts White in, and then aims from the apron. But White gets a leg in the ropes! Swerve claws at White, pushes him away, but White BOOTS Swerve, then DRAPING DDTS! Fans rally for Swerve but White drags Swerve up to CHOP! Fans “WOO~!” and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
White sits Swerve up again, to CHOP him back down! White drags Swerve up again, goes up a corner, and mocks Swerve, to then hop back down and CHOP again! Swerve writhes, White drags him up, and White TOSSES Swerve out of the ring. White goes out after Swerve, but he CHOPS back! Swerve then clinches to hit a BACKBREAKER! White writhes, Swerve goes up to the apron again, and he BOOTS White back down! Fans rally up, Swerve drags White into the ring, and then clamps on a cording hold. White grabs ropes, the ref counts, Swerve takes a swing, but White EXPLODERS Swerve up and out!
White goes out after Swerve, hauls him up, and APRON GOURD BUSTERS! Swerve writhes and flounders but White refreshes the ring count. White then RAMS Swerve into steel steps! Swerve gets in the ring, White pursues and covers, TWO! White clamps onto Swerve’s bad arm, then traps the other, and he stretches Swerve out as Dynamite returns to single picture. Swerve fights up, but White throws him down by hair! White again mocks the chant, “Whose House?” Bryan commends Swerve on toughness. He had a brutal Texas Deathmatch with Hangman Page, and the only thing taped up is that arm.
Speaking of, White clamps onto the arms again, but Swerve endures. Swerve fights up, throws body shots, but White throws him down by his hair! Fans boo, Swerve gets up to SLAP White! Swerve CHOPS, White waistlocks, but Swerve swings elbows. White gets under to SAIDO! White then storms up to drag Swerve up, CORNER HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Swerve is still in this but White scuffs him. White mockingly says he needs his points. White knees Swerve low, and again, but Swerve blocks the chop! Swerve wrenches, gets around, HAMMERLOCK BACK SUPLEX! White writhes and fans fire up!
Swerve snarls, storms up on White, and he ROCKS him! Body shot! Forearm! Body shot! Repeat! Swerve snapmares, rolls, but White catches the Complete Shot, but then Swerve slips out of the Urenage! Swerve goes to a corner, White runs in but Swerve goes up and over to O’Conner and Eddy Gordo RANA! White tumbles, staggers, into the SOMERSAULT COMPLETE SHOT! And then a gator roll into a deadlift suplex! Fans fire up as Swerve covers, TWO!! White survives and Swerve grows frustrated. Fans still rally up behind Swerve, and he grabs White’s wrist. White resists but Swerve still drags him up.
White reaches out, kicks Swerve’s legs, then gets free. White swings, Swerve dodges and comes back, COMPLETE SHOT from White! White then waistlocks to deadlift GERMAN SUPLEX! White runs up, but Swerve DISCUS LARIATS! Fans are thunderous while both men are down and Bryan says, “How incredible are these two men?!” A standing count starts, both men stir, and White flounders to ropes. “This is Awesome!” as White comes back, he and Swerve go forehead to forehead, and they trade junkyard dog headbutts. Swerve laughs, White throws hands! Swerve throws them back! They go back and forth, faster and faster!
Fans rally up as the shots keep flying, and Swerve DECKS White! Fans fire up, Swerve smiles, but White grabs at Swerve’s legs. Swerve grabs at White, White CHOP BLOCKS! White then gets the bad arm, clinches, and URENAGES! Cover, TWO!! Swerve is still in this, this isn’t anything compared to Texas Death! White clamps on with the sleeper, though, and he hauls Swerve up. Swerve throws elbows, but White wrangles him for a FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Fans fire up, Swerve endures, White CLUBS away on the bad arm and pulls! Swerve reaches out, fights around, but White keeps him from ropes by pulling hair!
Swerve and White roll together, but Swerve slips around to get White’s arms trapped! Swerve stands on that arm! Finger gun and BANG!! The arm goes back and the fans tell Swerve he’s sick! Swerve grins, storms up on White and drags him up again. But White fights the half nelson and puts Swerve in a corner. The ref counts, White arm-drags free, but then Swerve sends him at the ref! White stops himself, LOW- NO! Swerve blocks the kick, he was paying attention to last week! Swerve slips around and hits a BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up, Swerve runs to HOUSE CALL!! Then Swerve goes up and he takes aim!
White sits up, into the KILL STOMPS!! Cover, TWO?!?! No one can believe it, least of all Swerve!! White survives Swerve’s best shots, but Swerve drags him up! Swerve’s bad arm holds him back, but then White clinches! BLADERUNNER!! But Swerve flops out of the ring!! White hurries out after Swerve, pushes him in, and hurries to clinch. Swerve fights up, fights the sleeper, and hits an ELBOW BREAKER! But White still rolls Swerve up with his other arm! TWO! White storms up, Swerve trips and jackknife bridges, TWO!! BLADE- NO, Swerve slips free, but White fights the half nelson! And CHOPS!
Swerve CHOPS back! White CHOPS! We get the 15 minute mark, so time’s ticking away! Swerve CHOPS, White CHOPS, repeat! White kicks and CHOPS, then reels Swerve in. Swerve uses a leg to get free but White has him again, SNAP SLEEPER SUPLEX!! Then the clinch, BLADE- ARM-DRAG!! Cradle cover, SWERVE WINS!!!
Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall (gains 3 points; White earns 0)
White is shocked that he got beat! The #Jay1 aside, these points go to The Realest! Will the Gold League soon be whose house?
A great Dynamite, with awesome Continental Classic matches. But also really good non-tournament matches, such as that Trios Match. Great return to action for Dante Martin, great win for him and his trio, and those three could really build themselves up into trios title contenders with matches like this. And really good TBS Championship match Julia and Emi, though they need to get better at bringing up how House Rules work. No Ropebreaks, the ring count is to 20, and there’s Dealer’s Choice. They just kinda threw out there that this was gonna be a No Submission Falls, which was honestly a brilliant move by Emi. But in the end, of course Julia wins, it’s still too early for her to lose this belt.
Wardlow squashing- heck, he demolished AR Fox, is fine for Wardlow but a shame for Fox. Wardlow is still staying strong as he waits for the right moment to go after MJF again, but maybe, just maybe, he’s been going after MJF all along as that big guy among the “gimp squad” that tried to get MJF tonight. Great promo from MJF to not just praise Joe but also bury Punk without having to actually reference Punk going back to WWE. Joe made the save as expected, and now they’re getting dragged into a tag match against any two of those goons, and who knows who they are really, but can’t wait to see how this all goes.
Awesome stuff from Christian and Edge tonight, a brilliant move for Christian to so blatantly play to Edge’s emotions just to save his own ass. But of course it was also brilliant for Edge to not fall for it at all and get the better of Christian. But uh, AEW needs to be better at live censoring their shows, that GFY got right past them. That aside, that TNT Championship match is going to be awesome stuff, could go either way, but I still want to see Luchasaurus betray Christian and finally become his own man-dinosaur. Not Jack Perry’s tag partner, not Christian’s henchman, but his own man doing his own stuff.
And as I said at the start, awesome Continental Classic matches. Bryan Danielson also being on commentary for these was a good move, that could easily be a thing he does after he retires, except I think part of retiring is staying home with the family. Anyway, Moxley VS Lethal was a great opening match, and I figured Moxley would win that. Maybe Lethal realizes he really has let Team Triple J weaken him with all their antics. Rush VS Briscoe then raised the bar, though with a somewhat scary moment where I thought Rush took a shot to the head but it was really a concern for his leg. Rush winning was a fair choice, and that puts pressure on a possible 0-2 VS 0-2, Lethal VS Briscoe in the next round. I say “possible” because Tony Khan doesn’t reveal the entire schedule at once.
And then just an awesome, borderline PPV level match of Swerve VS White. The fans were strongly behind Swerve, I was behind Swerve, so it’s great to see Swerve get to 2-0. Swerve’s becoming my top choice for Gold League and maybe even the entire thing. Swerve having the ROH World, NJPW Strong Openweight and the AEW Continental Championships, he could really do a lot with traveling between the three brands. Mogul Embassy is already in ROH given they’re ROH World Six Man Champions, and the Gates are in NJPW right now for World Tag League, so Swerve joining them pretty much everywhere, all four of them having belts, that’s great stuff to me.
My Score: 9/10
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