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AEW Revolution 2023

Get ready for a guaranteed ONE HOUR MAIN EVENT!

In order to prove who is truly worthy of the AEW World Championship, Bryan Danielson and MJF will battle in a ONE HOUR IRONMAN MATCH!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Zero Hour – Six Man Tag: Mark Briscoe & The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Ari Daivari & The Varsity Athletes w/ Mark Sterling; Briscoe & The Lucha Brothers win.
  • Chris Jericho VS Ricky Starks; Starks wins.
  • The Final Burial: “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Christian Cage; Jungle Boy wins.
  • AEW World Trios Championships: The Elite VS The House of Black; The House of Black wins and become the new AEW World Trios Champions.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship Triple Threat: Jamie Hayter VS Saraya VS Ruby Soho; Hayter wins and retains the title.
  • Texas Death Match: Jon Moxley VS Hangman Page; Hangman wins.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS Wardlow; Wardlow wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships Fatal 4 Way: The Gunns VS The Acclaimed VS Team Triple J VS #OrangeHausen; The Gunns win and retain the titles.
  • AEW World Championship One Hour Ironman Match: MJF VS Bryan Danielson; MJF wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Renee Paquette & RJ City host the Zero Hour!

The Revolution Red Carpet is ready, so get ready for all the hard-hitting questions and deep analytics of tonight’s card.

 

Renee interviews Don Callis.

Don says he’s doing great, but he’s worried for Hangman Page. Hangman was a friend of The Elite way back when, and he’s going up against Jon Moxley. Callis says Moxley is essentially a sociopath, and he knows because he’s one, too. No compassion, no capacity for human kindness, and then add that Moxley is a bloodthirsty lunatic, and there’s some real concern for Hangman’s well-being. Renee says a lot of people undervalue Moxley as a technician. Renee as his wife, she sees the hours Moxley puts in training with Josh Barnett. To see the work he puts in to be the man he is in that ring, Moxley deserves some credit.

But given the fact this is a Texas Death Match, Renee asks how Callis expects this to go. Callis says Hangman has something to prove, but this is perfect for Moxley. This is the type of wrestling he likes to do, and it’s simply known as “fighting.” Hangman has to prepare himself mentally because Moxley’s going to take him to places he’s never been to before. Renee agrees, and the “real problem” is that Moxley would do this kind of thing for free, like it’s a hobby. Callis says that’s because Moxley is sick and twisted.

Then final answer: who wins? And will this end it for them? Callis says that this is a situation where five years from now, these two will face off again and something horrible will happen. He just hopes for a definitive winner here tonight to put an end to it, because it has been so violent, even Callis is shocked. Renee agrees there, too, because it has been hard to watch as Moxley’s wife the level of these matches.

Now to another match Callis will surely be watching, The Elite VS The House of Black. How do you prepare for a group like the House of Black? Callis says this is the kind of challenge The Elite has never had before, because there is no way to prepare. Just when you think you’ve got them figured out, the House throws out something else. But think of it like this: The Bucks are the greatest tag team of all time; Kenny Omega is the God of Pro-Wrestling! You can’t get better than that. But Callis is concerned by the things the House will do in a match like this.

Renee asks his take on the House wanting to “clean the slate” for what The Elite has paved? The House seems to think that AEW should be about what they’re about, and want to put this company on their shoulders. Does Callis think they’re worthy of that? Callis says that at the end of the day, the House of Black is very scary but also are all phenomenal wrestlers. They’ve got power, athleticism. Looking at that and taking away the other stuff, they match up very well against The Elite. It is always a challenge to defend the titles, and that is what happens tonight. Then should Renee even ask who wins?

Callis says that he prays to one god, the wrestling god, Kenny Omega. Callis has faith in Kenny Omega. Renee says amen to that, and cues up commentary, we’re about to have in-ring action!

 

Six Man Tag: Mark Briscoe & The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Ari Daivari & The Varsity Athletes w/ Mark Sterling!

The South Sussex Chicken respects Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero Miedo as fighting brothers holding it down, and is looking to help them take down some common enemies. Will Mark and the Lucha Bros make Sterling’s stable #ReachForTheSky?

The trios sort out and fans already chant “CERO! MIEDO!” as Penta starts against the Premiere Athlete, Tony Nese. They circle, Woods and Penta talk some smack, then Penta and Nese knuckle lock. Nese breaks and backs off, which fans boo, because Nese wants to flex. Penta has everyone hold on, and he wants Nese to listen. “CERO! MIEDO!” And he pie faces Nese! Woods & Daivari get in but so do Mark and Fenix! The six men stare down, and then the brawl is on! Fans fire up, Mark and Fenix get Woods and Daivari out of the ring, then Mark AX HANDLES Daivari! Fenix whips Woods into barriers!

Nese has Penta in a corner, whips corner to corner, but runs into a SUPERKICK! Fenix springboards to CROSSBODY! Mark adds a BOOT! “CERO! MIEDO!” and Fenix and Mark run. Mark WRECKS Daivari with a dropkick, Fenix WRECKS Woods! Fenix then sets Woods up for Mark’s FLYING BLOCKBUSTER! Penta catches Nese’s haymaker into a half nelson, pump handle, MADE IN JAPAN! Cover, TWO!! Nese survives and Penta is surprised, but he calls to his team. Penta reels Nese in, but Sterling gets on the apron. Fans boo and Penta stares Sterling down. Penta TOSSES Sterling into the ring!

Penta has Sterling up, he calls to his team, but Daivari attacks from behind! Daivari stomps Penta, Nese drags him up and bumps him off buckles. Nese mocks Cero Miedo by saying, “SEIS MUSCLES!” Tag to Woods, the Varsity Athletes mug Penta, then they double whip him hard into the corner. Fans rally with “CERO! MIEDO!” but Woods mocks it before he suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO! Woods drags Penta over, tags Daivari, and they mug Penta. Daivari throws hands, the fans boo, and the ref reprimands the closed fists. Daivari tags Nese, they drag Penta up and double suplex. They hold Penta up, and then SLAM him down! Nese covers, TWO!

Nese throws down hands, then he taunts Fenix to reach out. Nese stomps Penta, drags him up and wrenches, then tags Daivari. Fans rally but Daivari and Nese mug Penta. Daivari ROCKS Penta with a right, then another! Penta turns things around to CHOP! Daivari kicks low, CHOPS again, then he turns Penta to a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Tag to Woods, he and Daivari mug Penta, then Woods bumps Penta off buckles. Tag to Nese, he stomps Penta, then tags Daivari. Daivari and Nese mug Penta and fans boo, but then Nese tags Woods. Daivari & Nese double whip but Penta KICKS Daivari! SUPERKICK for Nese!

Woods runs in but Penta jabs, then wheelbarrows and rolls, DOUBLE DDTS for Daivari & Nese! Woods ROCKS Penta, whips him, but Penta ducks ‘n’ dodges to SLINGBLADE! Fans fire up while all four men are down! Hot tag to Fenix! The Warbird dodges Daivari to ROLLING SOBAT! Fenix BOOTS Nese, knuckle locks and CHOPS, then goes up and up and jumps around to FLYING ARM-DRAG! Woods BOOTS Fenix, but then Fenix BOOTS and KICKS and SUPERKICKS in return! Woods wobbles, Fenix goes up and up and TORNILLO into a KNEE! Woods drags Fenix up, to ANARCHY into the corner!! Woods drags Fenix into a cover, but Penta breaks it with DOUBLE STOMPS!

Fans fire up while Fenix and Woods are both down. Fenix and Woods crawl, Woods tags in Nese. Nese puts Fenix in a corner, throws body shots and hoists him up top. Nese climbs up after Fenix, fireman’s carries, but Fenix fights free! Fenix adjusts, and SUPER STEINERS Nese! A rough landing for both men, and hot tag to Briscoe and Woods! REDNECK-FU is unleashed on Woods and Daivari! Briscoe CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS Woods, then he fires off palm strikes on Daivari! Woods waistlocks but Mark breaks free to PELE! Fans are thunderous, Briscoe turns around but into a kick. Daivari whips Briscoe but he uses that to BOOT Nese!

Fans fire up more, Mark and Daivari both run, SHOTGUN BOOT for Daivari! Mark turns Daivari for the NECKBREAKER! Nese drags Daivari out to safety, but the Lucha Brothers DOUBLE PLANCHA! Down go the Varsity Athletes and Daivari! Briscoe has a chair, sets it up, and uses it to launch and FLY! Direct hit back on the Varsity Athletes! Fans are thunderous as Briscoe puts Daivari back in. Briscoe goes up top, but Nese trips him up! Fans boo and the ref reprimands but Daivari tags Nese in. Nese goes right up after Briscoe, but Briscoe CHOPS, CHOPS and SLAPS Nese down!

Woods and Daivari both go after Briscoe now, but then the Lucha Brothers KICK and CLUB them in return! The Lucha Brothers grab Daivari and Woods, they still have Briscoe, TOWER OF DOOM!! Fans go nuts over the double powerbomb superplex, but Nese is up top! PREMIER 450!! Cover, the Lucha Brothers break it!! Fans are thunderous, “This is Awesome!” as all six men are down. Nese drags Briscoe up, tags Daivari, and Daivari hammerlocks Briscoe, only for Fenix to DROPKICK him! Nese DECKS Fenix! Penta SUPERKICKS Nese! Woods DECKS Penta! Briscoe kicks Woods and reels him in!

But Sterling distracts again! Daivari runs in to CRACK Briscoe with Sterling’s clipboard!! Woods wrenches and torture racks, coordinates with Nese, ONE R M!! The Varsity Athletes intercept the Lucha Brothers while Daivari covers, TWO!??! Briscoe survives and shocks everyone! Daivari is furious, the Varsity Athletes kick the Lucha Brothers out, then bring Briscoe up. They feed Briscoe to Daivari, but then the Lucha Brothers drag the Varsity Athletes out! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS to Daivari! SUPERKICK for Woods! Nese whips Fenix, Fenix tiger feint rewinds, HEEL KICK! Penta gets Nese in a Gory Especial!

Fenix brings Nese around and feeds him to Penta, they work together, LB DRIVER GORY BOMB COMBO!! Briscoe goes up top, Fenix sets Daivari in the drop zone, FROGGY BOW!! Cover, Briscoes & Lucha Brothers win!

Winners: Mark Briscoe & The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall

#DemNinos did the dang thing, and then Alex grabs Sterling! Alex feeds Sterling to Penta! Fans fire up, “CERO! MIEDO!” FEAR FACTOR! The Zero Hour just set the tone for the whole night, will this be a wild night until the very end?

 

RJ City interviews the Jericho Appreciation Society.

Daniel Garcia, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker are on the red carpet and RJ says the JAS is banned from ringside for Jericho VS Starks. What’re they gonna do since they can’t be out there? Daddy Magic tells RJ to check his nipples. W-What? Tell Menard how Menard’s nipples feel!! Uh, ok… RJ checks. “They’re not hard at all.” “Yeah, you like that, don’tcha? You pervert. They’re not hard, because we ARE banned from ringside! But lucky you, Ricky Starks, because you do NOT wanna be in the mud with three pigs like us, I’ll tell you right now.” Why not? Menard answers that question with a question: Why does RJ’s breath smell like dog crap?

RJ checks, and then covers his mouth. He says Parker looks frazzled, how is Cool Hand Ange feeling? Oh, frazzled, huh? FRAZZLED ISN’T THE WORD FOR IT!! Since this morning, Parker hasn’t felt like himself. And no matter what he’s tried, but he can’t make it right! Because he’s banned from ringside? No! His hair! It’s all out of place! Even his HAIR is upset about this! RJ understands. So, Daniel Garcia, what’re you wearing? Valuer? It’s soft, huh? But still not as soft as Ricky Starks! Chris Jericho has this match in the bag tonight. And afterward, the JAS will have the celebration… of a lifetime!

Menard gives RJ a kiss on the cheek, he’s that fired up! HEY HEY HEY HEY! Jericho joins in, too!! RJ says it’s a party, back to Renee! Renee simply lets us know all the ways to watch Revolution, and then we’re right back to RJ.

RJ City interviews Toni Storm.

RJ is with the Lightning From Down Under, who’s dear friend, Saraya, is vying for the AEW Women’s World Championship against Jamie Hayter and Ruby Soho. RJ says Saraya never leaves home without a plan, so can Toni tell us that strategy? Their strategy? Do you think they’d just tell that here and now? Do you think they’re stupid? N-no, he just wanted to get some dirt. Well, no, that’s not happening. Ok, then let’s talk fashion. Where’d Toni get this great jacket? Yeah, she’s not sharing that, either. Well, okay. Then, if Saraya does win, she’ll be champion, and Toni is a former champion surely wanting to be champion again, will Toni challenge her dear friend?

Toni says that she and Saraya are so close as friends, Saraya might just give Toni the title if she asked for it. That’s the bond they have. Yes, they’re both drama free and amicable, totally. #sarcasm But one thing RJ has wanted to say, he really likes that move she does where she runs, and she hits her target with her bum. RJ’s been calling it Sweet Cheek Music, will she make that official? Toni says that’s the smartest thing he’s said all day. Of course she will. Then there it is! And are Toni and Saraya still doing that spray paint thing? She brings out a can right now! Oh, not here, no, this is a new jacket. He will take the L internally. Toni sprays him on the side… RJ sends it back to Renee.

 

Renee interviews Britt Baker.

Fans cheer for the DMD, and Renee asks The Doctor how she’s feeling. Britt says we all know which side the fans are on, “the good guys,” the Originals. There is so much on the line. This isn’t just about winning or losing a title, this is about respect. Britt & Hayter don’t care where you’ve been, what channel you were on, what network, what time slot. Right now, you’re in HER house, AEW, and the last thing you will do is disrespect her. When Britt was champion, like her or not, she brought legitimacy to the title and the division. She made everyone pay attention.

And now, Hayter, “the best women’s wrestler in the world,” is holding the belt. There were some “duds” between then and now, but things are back on track. Renee wants Britt to tell us about Hayter as a champion. Everyone loves Hayter, Britt knows her so well, so what does Hayter represent? “Jamie Hayter is exactly what you see. She hits hard, that’s all she cares about. Professional wrestling, she lives it, she breathes it. All she wants to do is get in there and hurt her opponents.” And Hayter & Britt don’t mess with someone until someone messes with them. Once you cross that line, it’s over for you. Britt never wants to be on the other side of Hayter, she is the hardest hitting woman in pro-wrestling.

Then to Saraya and Storm. We’ve seen this new side of them, what does Britt think about this change? Britt thinks those two are confused and frustrated because at the end of the day, people just don’t give a damn what they have to say. People care about AEW and what they’re doing now. If you’re not getting on board, then they don’t care what you do or say. Renee says the Triple Threat is just part of a huge card, what other matches is Britt looking forward to? She knows a lot of us are gonna watch that main event, MJF VS Bryan Danielson. And Britt hopes and prays that we are DONE with the 30 minute MJF promos!

Does Britt think MJF can even last the 60 minutes? We know who Bryan Danielson is as a wrestler, as a technician, but there’s a question mark with MJF. Britt does feel people underestimate MJF as a wrestler, but he’s also an evil genius. Even if he can’t last 60 minutes, he’ll find a way with all the tricks up his sleeve.

Renee now asks about AEW All Access. Camera crews stuck to her and Adam Cole for weeks on end, what can we expect? She is not in the editing room, she’s not sure what will make the cut, but she let it all fly so she hopes everyone will enjoy seeing it because it will surely answer a lot of the fans’ questions. Renee thanks Britt for her time, will the Pillar be proven right when the Killer gets in the ring with Saraya and Ruby?

 

RJ City interviews “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs.

The Face of the Revolution is on the red carpet with his brass ring, and RJ asks how it feels to be home. “It feels great. That’s beside the point.” Right, right, there’s lots to talk about. RJ feels the literal weight of Hobbs’ hand on his shoulder. Hobbs won the Face of the Revolution ladder match, climbing all the way up, he grabbed the brass ring, and he stood there for a very long time. Was he frightened? Is RJ afraid? Yes, he’s not afraid to say he’s afraid. But see, next Wednesday on Dynamite, Hobbs will challenge for the TNT Championship against whoever wins here tonight between Samoa Joe and Wardlow. Does Hobbs have a preference?

Hobbs says that this Wednesday, we open up the Book of Hobbs, and we see if he has a preference. Can RJ see it now? See what? See the ring. Hobbs holds it up. It’s big, huh? Yeah, way bigger in person. Can RJ touch it? No. Okay. RJ then asks that Hobbs has been on a roll ever since starting the book. Can RJ read it? Hobbs says RJ asks a lot of questions. Does he wanna be in the book? No, thanks. Unless it’s good to be in the book? It’s not. Okay, RJ figured as much. RJ will just read the blurbs. The Face of the Revolution is ready, will his next chapter be the best one yet?

 

Renee interviews Sonjay Dutt.

The man with the pencil hears boos. Fans boo more and Sonjay says he’d love it if all these people here would show him some respect in front of his family. They still boo. Sonjay tells Renee to ask questions. Then let’s talk the AEW World Tag Team Championship Fatal 4 Way: The Gunns VS The Acclaimed VS #OrangeHausen VS Team Triple J. How do they prepare for such a match? First off, Sonjay says it is a guarantee that Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett will be the NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions! Fans boo more, he knew they would. But he knows that is their worst nightmare, but mark this day down: it happens.

And that’s a nice suit, Renee. He’s not getting compliments? Well, he has a kickass PPV suit. This isn’t even what he’s gonna wear? No! He’ll come out in a new outfit, fans better put him over. They still boo. Okay, who is the biggest threat to Triple J in this match? The biggest threat to Jarrett & Lethal are the “delusional AEW fanbase,” as Jarrett calls them. That is the biggest threat. Then what about the lack of respect the people have for the champions, Austin & Colten? Sonjay wants to talk the lack of respect for him! Who cares about the Gunns? Fans continue to boo, and Sonjay says that the Gunns and Triple J made a pact going into the Fatal 4. It’ll all be hunky-dory in the ring.

Then what can fans expect from the match? This card is so insane, but what exactly will go down in this Fatal 4 Tag? Sonjay says he’ll look awesome in his suit and pencil. And Satnam Singh will be dapper, too. And the last thing you need to expect, the guaranteed win for Triple J. They’ll get the hell outta San Francisco with the tag titles! That gold will be added to the Golden Globe that Sonjay took from Paul Walter Hauser! Well, then hopefully there are no tomatoes to throw at Sonjay. Renee thanks Sonjay for his time and Sonjay says it’s no thanks to the fans.

 

Tony Schiavone is on stage.

He says it is great for AEW to be in San Francisco, and look what we have here. Tonight, this casket, this shovel and this dirt, the FINAL BURIAL, “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Christian Cage. Have we had enough of Christian Cage? The fans booing confirms that. JB said it on Dynamite and Rampage, and will show us tonight, that they will battle, and one person gets locked in the casket, and then buried. The Final Burial between these two, who will finish this grudge once and for all? Also, Sonjay’s suit sucks!

 

RJ City interviews Adam Cole.

RJ has the Undisputed on the red carpet, and he has to say, it is so nice to be here in the bay. Oh, okay, Cole gets it. RJ can finish it since Cole knows his own catchphrase. No, RJ doesn’t wanna do it. But as we know, March 29th, AEW All Access premieres on TBS right after Dynamite. But what did it feel like to have the camera following him around all the time for nine months? Well, it was nerve-wracking but also really exciting. It was perhaps the most challenging time in Cole’s life, and you will hear from him, his family, his friends, and Cole feels the fans deserve to see what he went through.

Did the cameras see him in the bathroom? Well, you’ll just have to tune in for that one, boys and girls. Good hook. And Cole smells fantastic, what is he wearing? First off, don’t ever smell him. Secondly, don’t ever bring it up. Right, got it. But then, also on March 29th, on that Dynamite, Adam Cole makes his wrestling return! Is he ready? He has never been more ready! San Francisco, are you ready? The fans cheer! Then who is his opponent? Oh, well, RJ, if anyone deserves to know that, it’s NOT you. But what about the people? Don’t the people deserve to know?

Here is all anyone needs to know: “Someone on the AEW roster is gonna get the best damn pro-wrestler on the planet. You are gonna get a man who is gonna RUN AEW and take it to places it has never been before. A man who refuses to let anyone or anything stand in his way of becoming THE! VERY! BEST! AEW has ever seen. And his name… ADAM COLE, BAYBAY!!”

 

Chris Jericho VS Ricky Starks!

While The Ocho has already faced The Absolute and lost, he went after Starks so viciously that Starks felt compelled to get a rematch. And now, to prove Jericho really can win against Starks, it will be JUST Jericho! With no Jericho Appreciation Society ringside, will the Wizard get even with Starks? Or will Jericho be absolutely stunned with another loss?

The bell rings and fans are already fired up for “RICKY! RICKY!” Starks and Jericho talk some trash, then they start throwing hands! Fans fire up more as Starks gets the edge and bumps Jericho off buckles! Then off more buckles! Starks CHOPS and CHOPS and bumps Jericho off more buckles! Starks fires off fast hands, the ref reprimands and backs Starks off, and Starks eggs Jericho on. Jericho gets up to CHOP, and CHOP, and CHOP! Jericho whips, Starks reverses and runs Jericho over! Starks strikes his pose and fans fire up again. Jericho bails out, but Starks builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and Jericho hits barriers!

Starks drags Jericho back up, whips him into more barriers, and then Starks air guitars. Fans rally behind him as he puts Jericho back in, but Jericho KICKS Starks as he gets in. Jericho CHOPS Starks in a corner, CHOPS him again, then whips corner to corner hard! Starks falls to the mat and Jericho soaks up the heat. Jericho flips the fans off and they boo more. Jericho goes back to Starks, brings him up, but Starks throws body shots. Starks fires off, runs, but into a cross chop! LIONSAULT FLOPS as Starks moves! Starks runs up to CHOP again! Starks whips, but Jericho blocks back drop to suplex! Jericho hangs Starks out to dry! Then runs to BLAST Starks to the barriers!

Fans boo but Jericho just soaks it all up. Starks clutches his ribs, which are already taped up. Jericho blows kisses to the fans, then flips them off! Jericho goes out after Starks, RAMS him into barriers, then brings Starks around into the ring. Fans duel, “Let’s Go, Ricky!” “Y 2 J!” Jericho stalks Starks to a corner, ROCKS him right haymakers, then sits him down to dig his boot in. The ref counts, Jericho lets off and he soaks up more heat. Jericho goes back for Starks but Starks throws hands and CHOPS! Starks whips, Jericho reverses to wrench and knee low! Jericho underhooks, lifts, TIGER BACKBREAKER!

Starks writhes and Jericho blows another kiss to the camera. Fans boo, Jericho stalks Starks again, and Jericho slaps Starks around. Starks snarls as Jericho slaps him more. Starks stands, Jericho talks trash, but Starks SLAPS back! And again! And then fires off haymakers! Starks has Jericho in a corner, elbows him, then whips him corner to corner. Jericho reverses, Starks tumbles up but gets caught in the corner. Starks manages to go to the apron, but Jericho triangle jumps to DROPKICK! Starks falls and fans are torn between cheers and jeers. Jericho runs to baseball slide dropkick Starks to the floor!

Jericho pretends he can’t hear the fans as they boo, then goes out after Starks. Jericho brings Starks up, CLUBS him right where the rib tape is, then he pushes Starks in. Fans rally again, Starks drags himself to a corner, and Jericho brings Starks up. Jericho CLUBS Starks, clinches and wraps on an abdominal stretch! Jericho CLUBS the bad ribs, taunts Starks, then CLUBS the ribs again! Starks endures, throws hands from below and gets free! Starks throws more hands, whips, but Jericho reverses. Starks CLOBBERS Jericho! Jericho comes back, swings, but Starks dodges to TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!

Starks grits his teeth, the ribs making it harder to bring. But he still goes to a corner and climbs up. Fans rally, Starks reaches the top, but Jericho trips him up! Jericho CHOPS, climbs up, then brings Starks up. Starks throws body shots to resist! Then he SUPER GOURD BUSTERS Jericho! Starks adjusts, leaps, but Jericho KNEES him in the ribs! Jericho hurries to fireman’s carry, to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Starks survives, he doesn’t need an attitude adjustment. Jericho drags Starks up to CHOP him! Jericho whips Starks to a corner and Starks hits buckles chest first! Starks staggers, but he blocks the Code Breaker!

Fans fire up as Starks hits a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives but Starks kicks and stomps him! Starks drags Jericho up, reels him back in, and says this is it! Canadian Rack, but Jericho slips free! Jericho ducks ‘n’ dodges, Starks hurdles, SPEAR into CODE BREAKER!! Jericho crawls to the cover, TWO!!! Starks survives and no one can believe it! Fans rally up, Jericho drags himself up and then goes after Starks. Jericho throws a forearm, but Starks throws it back. Jericho throws another, Starks gives it back, then Jericho SLAPS! Starks SLAPS, SLAPS, fires palm strikes, but Jericho ROCKS Starks!

Jericho whips, Starks reverses then sends Jericho out. Jericho goes right up the corner, but Starks avoids the ax handle! TO SPEAR!!! Cover, TWO!!! Jericho survives and Starks is beside himself! Starks sits Jericho up but Jericho grabs at Starks. They go forehead to forehead, and then they start throwing hands! Fans duel again, Starks gets the edge, but Jericho hits the ribs! Jericho storms up to kick Starks, then runs, but into a SUPERKICK! Starks fires up and the fans are with him! Starks goes up, LIONSAULT, but Jericho moves! Starks lands on his feet, Jericho trips him! WALLS OF JERICHO!!

Fans are thunderous as Starks endures! Jericho sits deep, both men are red as they put their all into this, but Starks slips through! Starks throws hands, sits up, and he has Jericho’s leg! HALF CRAB! Fans fire up as Jericho endures now, and Jericho crawls. But wait, Sammy Guevara is here? This is in violation of the ringside ban! But ACTION ANDRETTI CLOBBERS Sammy!! Fans are thunderous as Action keeps the Spanish God from interfering, but Jericho still grabs Floyd the Baseball Bat! Starks sees what’s going on with Sammy and Action, he lets Jericho go, and Jericho JAMS Starks with Floyd!!

Fans boo but Jericho gets away with it! Starks staggers up, Jericho aims, JUDAS- NO!! Starks blocks, then fires off haymakers on Jericho! Starks spins Jericho around, CLUBS him down, and BOOTS him! Jericho wobbles but Starks keeps him up to hook those arms! Canadian Rack, ROSHAMBEAUX!!! Cover, Starks wins again!!

Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall

An Absolute sweep! Starks is 2-0 against Jericho, putting him in rarified air in AEW! Will this mean Starks is moving on to bigger and better for the Spring?

 

The Final Burial: “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry VS Christian Cage!

A bond of student and mentor became a bitter rivalry when Captain Charisma betrayed his young ward simply over losing titles. But will Christian survive the repercussions of his actions? Or will he be buried alive by the young man he left for dead?

The bell rings and the two rush in and fire off hands! JB TACKLES Christian, rains down fists, but Christian shoves him away. Christian bails out, JB storms over, but Christian trips him! Christian has the legs, but JB YANKS him into the POST! JB then goes out to CHOP Christian, fire off more hands, but Christian knees low. Christian CLUBS JB, CHOPS him, then whips him at the apron. JB tiger feints to BOOT Christian! JB then gets in the ring, builds speed, but Christian runs into the crowd! JB pursues and fans fire up! They go up the stairs into the upper deck and JB fires off! Christian hits back, throws hands, and talks some trash.

JB CHOPS Christian, CHOPS him again, then ROCKS him with a haymaker. JB has Christian going down the stairs, and then pours someone’s beer on him! Fans fire up and Christian tumbles back to ground level. JB throws more hands, CHOPS him, then pushes him back to ringside. JB TOSSES Christian up and over the barriers, then high-fives the fans. JB stalks Christian around the way, Christian goes up the ramp, but then he realizes that’s where the coffin awaits! JB fireman’s carries but Christian fights free! JB trips Christian but Christian boots JB away! JB CLUBS Christian, but Christian still runs for it!

JB chases Christian back into the ring, stomps him down, then bumps him off buckles. JB CHOPS Christian, then BITES Christian’s forehead! Fans fire up and JB climbs up to rain down fists! Fans count all the way to “OCHO,” but Christian slips free to throw JB by his hair! Fans boo but Christian blows a kiss to the Perry family at ringside. Christian rains down fists on JB, digs his forearms into JB’s face, and taunts JB as he lets off. Fans boo and chant “CHRISTIAN SUCKS!” but he just soaks it all up. Christian stands on JB’s face, raises his fist, but JB pushes him away. Christian stands on JB’s hair and pulls on the arms! JB can only endure!

Christian thrashes JB around, then finally lets off his normally illegal hold. Christian then puts JB on the ropes, says JB is a loser who will never have “it,” and this is his good-bye. Fans jeer, “F YOU, CHRISTIAN!” but Christian stands on JB at the ropes! Then he slingshots over to UPPER- NO, JB dodges and WRECKS Christian! And then DIVES to send Christian right into barriers! JB whips Christian into more barriers! And then whips him into steel steps! JB HEADBUTTS Christian, then dribbles his head against steel! Fans fire up as JB drags the steps around. “F him up, Jungle Boy, F him up!”

JB puts Christian on the steps, and holds out that repaired arm! JB stands on the arm, but Christian gets his arm out of the way of the stomps! Christian trips JB and JB lands hard on those steps! Christian glares through the blood coming out of his busted eyebrow, but fans boo him as he looms over JB. Christian takes JB’s own belt off him, and fans boo as Christian LASHES JB with it! JB flounders, Christians LASHES him again, and again! Right in front of his family! Christian LASHES JB more and more, chases him up the ramp as he does, and they head for the stage and the casket! One more LASH and JB falls to his knees!

Christian CHOKES JB with the belt! Fans boo but JB is fading! Christian lets off, then he goes to the casket. Christian opens it and there are CHAIRS inside?! Christian must’ve planted those himself! Christian turns around, and JB ROCKS him! JB throws hands, Christian wobbles, but Christian elbows in return. JB fireman’s carries! Christian fights free, scoops, but JB slips free! JB kicks low, reels Christian in, and he gets Christian up, but Christian fights it! Christian back drops JB away! Christian sits a chair up, he brings JB up and over, and he chicken wings the arms! Christian turns JB, but JB shoves Christian OFF THE STAGE!

Christian flounders up, JB FLIES! Direct hit with that senton! The family and the fans are all thunderous for Jack Perry! JB drags Christian up, puts him back on the stage, and stalks him back towards the chairs. Christian wants mercy but JB takes the chair in hand. Christian crawls, JB aims, but Christian LOW BLOWS! Christian smirks as he gets the better of JB’s integrity again. Christian closes the casket, to SMACK JB’s face off the lid! And then again! And again! And again! Christian then opens the casket again, and he pushes JB in! Fans boo, but Christian blows a kiss good bye. But JB blocks the lid!!

Fans fire up but Christian throws down hands! Christian CHOKES JB, but JB still holds the lid back! JB powers up and he ROCKS Christian with haymakers! Christian flounders away, JB hurries after him! JB gets a leg, but Christian throws dirt into JB’s eyes!! Christian then drags JB up, chicken wings and turns him, KILLSWITCH to the stage!! Christian isn’t done there, either! He puts a chair under JB’s head! Christian grabs the other, but JB dodges the Con-Chair-To! JB has the shovel! He SMACKS the chair out of Christian’s hands! But Christian TACKLES JB! Christian pushes the shovel down, trying to choke JB!

JB digs a hand into Christian’s bloody eyebrow! Christian falls over, JB has him now, and JB CHOKES Christian with the shovel! But Christian CLAWS JB’s face! Fans boo as JB falls over now, and Christian has the shovel! Christian aims, but JB ducks the swing! JB trips Christian into the SNARE TRAP!! JB puts the shovel’s wood handle into Christian’s mouth!! Christian fades out quick! JB lets Christian go, throws the shovel aside, and he puts Christian’s head on a chair! Fans chant “CON-CHAIR-TO!” and that’s what JB is thinking. JB has the other chair, he stands over Christian, and he snarls, CON-CHAIR-TO!!!!

Fans lose their minds and that chair is even BENT! JB is still conflicted over going that far, but he shoves Christian into the casket. JB kisses Christian good-bye, and then slams the lid shut! The casket falls into the hole, Jungle Boy wins!!

Winner: “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry

Jack Perry had to go to a dark place to finally get past the past. Will JB now move on towards the light of singles gold in AEW?

 

AEW World Trios Championships: The Elite VS The House of Black!

Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks defeated Death Triangle in the Best of 7. They went 2-0 in back-to-back battles with AR Fox & Top Flight. But now, one of the most dangerous trios in AEW, and perhaps in all of wrestling, are coming for gold. Will Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews tear down what The Elite has built? Or can Omega & The Bucks carry on after tearing down The House?

The introductions are made, the trios belts are raised, and a battle of light and dark begins!

The trios sort out and Don Callis joins commentary. Omega starts against Buddy, and while Omega talks strategy with the Bucks, Buddy just stares straight ahead. Buddy and Omega circle, tie up, and Buddy waistlocks. Omega switches, Buddy switches, Omega switches back, but Buddy wrenches to YANK the arm. And YANK, and YANKS! Buddy grinds the arm, wrenches again, but Omega flips, kips and wrenches back. Omega slips through to back drop Buddy into a top wristlock! Buddy kips up, pulls hair, whips Omega away, and they RAM shoulders. Buddy shoves Omega so Omega shoves back.

Buddy kicks low, headlocks for a takeover, but Omega headscissors. Buddy kips free, roles reverse as Omega headlocks for a takeover but Buddy headscissors and now Omega kips free. Omega blocks Buddy’s V-Trigger but Buddy dodges the OG V-Trigger, and the two stand off. Fans cheer and both Buddy and Omega smirk. Buddy backs off, and Malakai tags in. Fans fire up seeing this dream showdown, and Omega says he’ll take this. Omega and Malakai circle, “This is Awesome!” already. Malakai and Omega feel things out, tie up, and Malakai kicks Omega low. Omega shakes that off, they go again, and Omega blocks a kick this time.

The two circle, tie up, Omega wrenches and wristlocks but Malakai stands. Malakai spins, throws and runs in, but Omega BOOTS him! Omega goes up and over, arm-drags Malakai, then runs, but into an arm-drag! Malakai has a top wristlock but Omega chinbars in return. Fans rally, the two stand up, and Malakai trips Omega. Omega stands up, blocks a boot, but then narrowly avoid the roundhouse! Omega gets around and full nelsons but Malakai fights free. So Omega Electric Chair Lifts! Malakai fights free of that, and Omega ducks the Black Mass!! Malakai sits down cross-legged and fans are thunderous!

Omega applauds, he says that was good. Omega and Malakai both stand, fans rally for “A E DUB!” and Matt Jackson tags in. Matt is calling out big bad Brody?! Malakai obliges and tags Brody in. Brody steps up to Matt and dares him to do something. Matt sees he may have gotten in over his head, so he turns to the corner. Nick backs away!? Matt also seems to understand that’s fair. Brody throws Matt to a corner! Brody rushes in but Matt dodges, only for Brody to catch him and throw him back to the corner! Matt ducks the chop, tags Nick, and then dodges again. The Bucks DOUBLE DROPKICK, but Brody comes back to DOUBLE SHOULDER TACKLE them!

Omega runs in, but Brody runs Omega over, too! The Elite regroups outside, the House of Black regroup inside. The House all builds speed, but The Elite slide right in! The six stare down at the center and fans fire up! The ref wants this to go back to 1v1, but the brawl is on! Omega throws hands with Brody, Matt throws hands with Buddy, and Nick throws hands with Malakai! Buddy bumps Matt off buckles, Malakai ROCKS Nick and Brody knees Omega low. Brody throws Omega out while Buddy keeps on Matt. Nick throws Malakai out to then PENALTY KICK! Buddy back suplexes Matt but he lands on his feet!

Matt shoves Buddy to ropes, Nick shoulders in. “SUCK IT!” FACEBUSTER! Cartwheel MOONSAULT for Malakai! Matt clotheslines Buddy up and out! Matt then goes up top, to CROSSBODY the House! Brody and Omega get back in the ring and Brody fires off forearms! Brody CHOPS and then runs, but Omega RANAS! Brody bails out now, and fans start up the Terminator Drums! Omega builds speed to FLY! Direct hit on the ENTIRE House! Fans are thunderous as the Bucks put Brody in and Nick goes up the corner. 450 SPLASH! Cover, ONE?!?! Nick can’t believe it! Brody swings, Nick blocks, but Brody comes back.

Nick dodges, Brody hits buckles. Nick knuckle locks, ROUNDHOUSES, then “LUCHA LIBRE~!” But Brody blocks that to DOUBLE ARM-DRAG Nick! Brody BOOTS Omega off the apron! Brody goes out while Buddy sends Nick into barriers and Malakai BOOTS Matt down. Brody whips Omega into barriers! Brody makes Omega sit in the chair while Malakai BOOTS Matt again and again! Brody runs to SPLASH Omega against the barriers! The fans fire up for “A E DUB!” again as Brody goes to the ring. Brody CHOPS Nick, then CHOPS him again! Tag to Buddy, he pump handles Nick, but Nick wheelbarrows to victory roll! TWO!!

Buddy hurries after Nick but Nick ENZIGURIS! Buddy tags Brody, and Nick has no one! Brody SPLASHES Nick, TOSSES him, then watches him go to another corner. Brody runs into BOOTS from Nick! Nick dodges the splash, Brody drags Nick back but Nick slides under. Nick SCREW HIGH KICKS Brody! Hot tag to Omega! Brody staggers while Omega climbs up, CROSSBODY! Buddy runs in, Omega POLISH HAMMERS him! Malakai runs in, he gets a POLISH HAMMER, too! Omega watches Brody stand, DISCUS POLISH HAMMER! But Brody stays up! Omega dropkicks the legs out! Omega keeps moving, KOTARO KRUSHER! Cover, TWO!

Omega grits his teeth and fans rally up. Omega drags Brody up, fireman’s carries, “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” ROLLING SENTON, MOONSAULT, but onto knees! Buddy runs in to SHOTGUN Omega into the Bucks! Buddy then has Omega in the corner and the House takes a corner each. Brody barks and the fans join in, but the Bucks SUPERKICK Malakai and Buddy! Brody CANNONBALLS into buckles! Omega BLINDSIDE V-TRIGGERS!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Omega had Brody too close to the ropes, but he vows to finish this! Omega drags Brody up, and tries to Electric Chair Lift, but Brody throws down hands.

Omega LCUBS away on Brody, and goes to full nelson. But Brody breaks free to LARIAT Omega right down! Fans fire up, a standing count begins, and both men crawl. Brody tags Buddy, Buddy tags Malakai, and the House drags Omega up. Double suplex, but Nick saves Omega from Dante’s Inferno! Nick shoves Brody into Buddy, but Malakai blocks the superkick to ROUNDHOUSE! Malakai blocks a V-Trigger to JUMP KNEE! Malakai waistlocks, Omega switches, but Malakai rolling leg clutches! CALF KILLER! But Matt is up top, MACHO ELBOW on Malakai! Omega hobbles up, but into a ROLLING ELBOW from Brody!

The Bucks get in, they DOUBLE SUPERKICK Brody! Buddy is up top, leaps, Nick shoves Matt away only to take the METEORA! Matt SUPERKICKS Buddy! Cravat, SUPERKICK for Malakai, then SLICED BREAD! But Malakai KNEES Matt down! Fans are thunderous as Malakai and Omega are the only ones left in the ring. Omega staggers up, Malakai glares right at him. Omega eggs Malakai on, they both step forward, and the forearms start flying! Fans rally as the shots go faster and faster! Malakai body shots, ELBOW JABS, but Omega V-TRIGGERS! Omega runs, blocks a boot, but not the KNEE!

Malakai runs but into a V-TRIGGER!! Both men are down and fans are thunderous again! A standing count starts, the Bucks coach Omega but Julia is lurking. Nick aims, Julia grabs Nick’s foot! Nick glares at Julia, but Brody catches him for a SLEEPER!! But Matt SUPERKICKS Brody! Nick is free, Brody stays up, but Matt kicks the legs out! SUPERKICK again! Omega V-TRIGGERS Brody off the apron! Julia is shocked, but Malakai rises! Omega turns around, into a KICK! Malakai KICKS, KICKS, but Omega blocks to spin Malakai for a SNAP DRAGON! And then another SNAP DRAGON! Malakai flounders and Omega wants more!

Omega aims, but Julia gets on the apron. Omega and Julia stare down, Omega tells her to get down. But he turns around, ducks Black Mass! Electric Chair, but Malakai slips free! Omega runs in, Malakai dodges, V-TRIGGER hits JULIA!! Omega shrugs, but turns around into BLACK MASS!!!! Cover, NICK BREAKS IT!! Brody and Buddy mug Nick and throw him out! They drag Omega up, “This is Awesome!” DANTE’S INFERNO!!! Malakai drags Omega to a cover, MATT BREAKS IT!! Buddy and Brody throw him out now. Buddy WRECKS the Bucks with a dropkick, then moves as Brody DIVES! Direct hit and the Bucks hit barriers!

Brody whips Matt OVER barriers, and Buddy does the same to Nick! Omega is all alone, surrounded by the House of Black. Fans are thunderous but Malakai has Buddy and Brody stand down. But the Bucks drag them out! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Omega grabs Malakai’s foot, Nick SUPERKICKS! Matt SUPERKICKS! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!! Malakai goes down, Buddy returns, but he gets DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Brody returns, he gets TRIPLE SUPERKICKS! Fans are thunderous, Omega tags Matt! The Bucks drag Malakai up, Omega coordinates, B T E V TRIGGER!!! Cover, BUDDY BREAKS IT!!!

Buddy TOSSES Nick, drags Matt up, but Matt gets around to waistlock. Buddy ELBOWS Matt away to a corner. Buddy runs in, Matt dodges and Nick GAMANGIRIS! The Bucks want to finish this and they call their shot! Matt gut wrenches Malakai, Nick springboards and flips, into Buddy’s KNEE!!! Matt is shocked, BLACK MASS!! The House regroups, DANTE’S INFERNO!!!! Cover, THE HOUSE OF BLACK WINS!!

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Trios Champions)

The shadows crept up on the light quickly and quietly, and now the darkness has eclipsed the light! The Elite has fallen, will all of All Elite Wrestling soon #FadeToBlack?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship Triple Threat: Jamie Hayter w/ Britt Baker VS Saraya w/ Toni Storm VS Ruby Soho!

An AEW homegrown talent, an outsider from the world of sports entertainment, and the Runaway who is blazing her own path are all colliding with gold on the line! #HayterHitsHard, but can she hit hard enough to defend her home? Will Saraya prove she IS the Revolution when she makes this her house? Or will there be no future but the one where Ruby reigns?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is truly the face of women’s wrestling!

The bell rings and Saraya eggs on Soho, only for Hayter to go right at her! Soho gets clear as Hayter whips Saraya at a corner. Hayter runs in to back body block Saraya, then she rushes Soho. Soho dodges and comes back, but Hayter runs her over! Hayter keeps moving, she runs Soho over again. Hayter still keeps moving, only for Saraya to trip her up and drag her out! Saraya sends Hayter right into steel steps! Fans boo but Saraya RAMS Hayter into barriers! And then into more barriers! And then she tosses Hayter OVER barriers! Saraya says this is HER house, but Soho MISSILE DROPKICKS Saraya from the apron!

Fans fire up for Soho as she TOSSES Saraya over the barrier! Hayter is there to throw hands, but Soho gets an assist from security to get up and CROSSBODY! Direct hit on both Hayter and Saraya and the ref hurries after them. The ref wants this back in the ring but it’s not like there are count-outs. Ruby ROCKS Saraya, drags Hayter up and throws hands with her now. Saraya and Hayter mug Soho, Saraya ROCKS and CLUBS Soho, then follows her through the crowd. Soho mule kicks, smacks Saraya off barriers, but Hayter throws hands on Soho! Soho ROCKS Hayter, CHOPS her, then CHOPS Saraya right next to her!

Fans fire up, Soho runs but Saraya and Hayter DOUBLE FLAPJACK Soho on the barrier! Soho falls and Saraya ROCKS Hayter! Hayter tumbles to ringside and Saraya follows after. Storm talks some trash while Saraya CLUBS Hayter. Saraya puts Hayter in, stomps her down, then HEADBUTTS her! Saraya stands Hayter up to stomp a mudhole, then digs her boot in. Saraya soaks up the heat as she stomps another mudhole in! Britt and Saraya insult each other, then Saraya YANKS and SLAMS Hayter from the corner! Cover, TWO! Saraya drags Hayter up again, puts her through ropes, and then goes to the apron.

Saraya fires off knee after knee on Hayter! Fans boo but Saraya soaks it up as Hayter flops to the apron. Saraya drags Hayter up, but Hayter blocks the suplex. Britt coaches Hayter, Hayter throws body shots then POSTS Saraya! Then APRON URENAGE! Storm hurries over to check on Saraya while Hayter goes to the ring. But Soho is waiting! CROSSBODY! Soho rallies with elbows, then a whip. Hayter reverses, but Soho comes back to STO! Cover, TWO! Right into a SLEEPER! Soho thrashes Hayter around, grinds her down, and fans rally. Hayter fights up, Soho squeezes as tight as she can, but she’s a backpack now!

Saraya returns, she fires forearms on Hayter. Hayter fires back, even with Soho still on her! Hayter RAMS Soho into buckles, gets free, then runs to back elbow Saraya. Hayter runs to elbow Ruby, then whips Ruby into Saraya to SANDWICH them in the corner! DOUBLE SUPLEX! Fans fire up, Hayter runs, DOUBLE LARIATS! Cover on Saraya, TWO! Cover on Soho, TWO! Hayter is frustrated but fans fire up as she powers up again. Hayter kisses the bicep, drags Soho up and waistlocks, but Soho throws elbows. Saraya runs in, Soho ducks and the forearm ROCKS Hayter! Soho blocks Saraya’s kick to KNEE her!

Hayter BOOTS Soho! Saraya gets Hayter for the LIGHTNING SPIRAL! Soho gets Saraya with a SAIDO! Soho runs at Hayter, but into a HAYTEBREAKER! All three women are down and fans fire up again! Fans rally for Hayter as all three women stir. Hayter CLUBS Soho, Saraya CLUBS Hayter but Soho ROCKS Saraya! They continue to throw forearms in rotation, but Soho and Hayter pinball Saraya around! Saraya mule kicks Hayter, SLAPS Soho, then SLAPS them both! Saraya shouts “STOP! Ow.” Soho and Hayter mug Saraya! They stomp her down, then Hayter swings on Soho. Soho blocks the haymaker to kick a leg out!

Soho runs and SPIKE-RANAS Hayter down! Cover, TWO!! Hayter survives and Soho is fuming. Soho drags Hayter over to a drop zone and she goes up top. Hayter stands to trip Soho first! Hayter fires hands, climbs up after Soho, and fans duel between the two. Hayter brings Soho up but Soho resists. Saraya returns, she adds on, TOWER OF DOOM! High stack on Hayter, TWO!! Saraya drags Soho around, steps through the legs, and has the QUEEN ANGELITO!! Soho endures, but Hayter CLOBBERS Saraya!! Storm distracts the ref! Hayter DECKS Storm! Saraya kicks Hayter low and reels her in, KNIGHTFALL!!

But now Britt distracts! Turnabout is fair play! Saraya swings but Britt ROCKS her! Soho gets Saraya, DESTINATION UNKNOWN!! Cover, HAYTER BREAKS IT! Fans are thunderous again while Soho is furious! Soho sits Hayter up, “This is Awesome!” as the two start throwing forearms back and forth! Soho mule kicks, wrenches and- NO, Hayter blocks the No Future kick! To BOOT her, and ripcord, but Saraya rushes in! HAYTERADE hits Saraya!! Soho hurries to O’Conner Roll Hayter! TWO!! Soho comes back, Hayter ducks the kick to roll her up, TWO! Hayter snatches a ghost pin, HAYTER WINS!!

Winner: Jamie Hayter, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)

Hayter snatches victory away, and Storm BLASTS Britt for it! Then she gets in to CLOBBER Hayter! Fans boo as Storm throws down hands and even stomps! Soho doesn’t really care, she’s upset that she lost like that. Britt gets up, she goes after Storm and Saraya! But Storm DECKS her! Saraya stomps Hayter, fans boo and Soho stands back up. She TOSSES Saraya out, then TOSSES Storm out! Soho says the outsiders don’t run this, this is THEIR home! That is to say, Soho is team homegrown! Hayter raises Soho’s hand, but Soho hits NO FUTURE!! Britt runs in, into DESTINATION UNKNOWN!!

Fans boo, is Soho really an outsider?! Storm shoves a cameraman, BUSTS his camera up, and then Saraya shouts at the others to get out of her face! Saraya offers Soho a spray paint can, and she takes it! Soho was the third outsider, brother! She sprays L’s on Britt and Hayter! Will this trio in the AEW Women’s Division bring about a new order?

 

Texas Death Match: Jon Moxley VS Hangman Page!

The first time they faced off, the Maniac beat the Cowboy by concussion. In the rematch, Hangman returns the favor. In the third match, Moxley snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a roll-up. And now, the fourth fight could be the last. Who will win what very well could be the scariest, most brutal match in AEW history?

It seems the Cowboy has leveled up into the Ghost Rider, given he’s coming out to that song by The Outlaws. And then he doesn’t wait very long, he attacks Moxley during his entrance! The bell rings to get this on record as Hangman throws hands on Moxley! They go through the crowd, Moxley throws hands back as fans fire up for “COWBOY SH*T!” Hangman gets the edge, he stalks Moxley through the crowd, then ROCKS him! Fans love being this close tot he action, and then Hangman runs Moxley all the way to ringside and into barriers! Moxley is down, the ten count starts, but Hangman drags Moxley up and into the ring.

Fans rally, Moxley goes to a corner, and Hangman runs in. Hangman avoids the lariat to CHOP! Moxley CHOPS, Hangman throws a forearm, then they both throw CHOPS! Moxley finally takes off his vest and shirt, Hangman and Moxley CHOP back and forth again! Moxley fires a forearm, Hangman gives it back, repeat! Fans are torn, the fight gets fast ‘n’ furious! Hangman runs, but Moxley DECKS him! A standing count starts, but Moxley goes out to find himself some barbed wire! Fans fire up as Hangman stands at 5 of 10, but Moxley slides into the ring. Moxley brings that wire and goes after Hangman’s face!

Hangman blocks the wire, and he digs it into Moxley’s forehead!! Hangman lets off because his own hands are getting hurt. Hangman then BOOTS Moxley down! Moxley is in a corner, Hangman storms up to stomp a mudhole into him! Hangman lets off to grab the barbed wire for himself. Hangman wraps it around his shoe while Moxley flounders. Moxley is busted open already, but Hangman gets those arms. Hangman STOMPS, but Moxley manages to block! Moxley trips Hangman and throws down fists! Moxley even BITES Hangman’s forehead! Moxley lets off to get more barbed wire! Moxley makes it a knuckle duster, to BARBED WIRE PUNCH Hangman!

Fans are torn while the count starts on Hangman. Hangman sits up and then stands at 5 of 10. Moxley brings something out of his boot. It’s a FORK?!!? Fans are freaking out as Moxley aims at Hangman. Moxley storms up, but Hangman TACKLES Moxley! They fight for the fork! Moxley has a TRIANGLE HOLD, and he JABS AWAY AT HANGMAN’S FOREHEAD!!! He even DIGS into the skin!! Hangman is bloodied almost instantly, and it’s splattered all over Moxley! It sounds like fans are chanting both “HOLY SH*T!” and “YOU SICK F***!” But Moxley doesn’t care, he KNEES Hangman down!

A standing count starts on Hangman as Moxley shows off the bloody fork. Moxley brings out chairs from under the ring, puts them in the ring, and then he JABS the fork into Hangman’s forehead again!! Moxley then goes looking for more, and he brings out more chairs. But those aren’t enough for Moxley, he finds a BARBED WIRE WRAPPED CHAIR! Hangman flounders but Moxley has the barbed wire chair and he wedges it into a corner. Hangman stands, and he fires forearms on Moxley! Then whips him at the corner! Moxley stops, dodges, and Hangman hits barbed wire chair face first!!! Fans are freaking out but Moxley just grins.

The count starts on Hangman, he sits up at 5 of 10 but Moxley goes back to the barbed wire chair. Hangman stands, flops back over, and Moxley sets the barbed wire chair down. Moxley turns Hangman onto the chair, to then have a HALF CRAB!! Hangman endures the hold and the wires digging into him! Hangman refuses to quit, so Moxley turns Hangman over and gives him DRAGON STOMPS! Moxley lets off, many fans are speechless, and Moxley picks up the chair. To SMACK Hangman on the back with it!! Hangman writhes from barbed wire to the back! Moxley lets the count climb while he goes looking for more things.

Moxley brings the normal chairs into the ring, Hangman staggers up at 7 of 10, but fans chant, “WE WANT TABLES!” Well for now, Moxley sets up his chairs so they sit facing each other, and then he stomps Hangman down. Moxley has the loose barbed wire, he turns the chairs to sit back to back, and then places the wire on the wedge! Moxley brings Hangman over, but Hangman fireman’s carries! Moxley fights free, climbs up and he rains down fists! Fans count along, all the way PAST ten! Moxley then BITES Hangman’s bloody forehead!! But Hangman gets Moxley up, POWERBOMB to the barbed wire wedge!!!

Fans are losing their minds all over again while the count is on both men! Moxley manages to stand at 5 of 10, then he flops to the apron. Hangman stands at 6, he storms after Moxley with the loose wire. Hangman BOOTS Moxley from the apron, then goes up the corner with the wire. Hangman does his best to wrap his body with the wire! Double-edged as it is, Hangman hits the ARIHARA MOONSAULT!!! Direct hit and fans lose their minds again! Hangman unwraps himself, Moxley flounders with an even bigger crimson mask, but Hangman puts him in the ring. Fans rally and Hangman brings out another plain chair.

Hangman sits the chair at the ramp, then he brings a barbed wire panel into play! Hangman sets that against the chair like a ramp, goes back for Moxley, but Moxley hits a CUTTER! Fans are torn, the count starts again, but Moxley keeps searching for things. He brings out more plain chairs, Hangman stands at 5 of 10, and fans still want tables. Hangman rests in a corner while Moxley is deep under the ring in his search. Moxley comes out, having found a CHAIN, and some BRICKS! Moxley brings those into the ring, and he grabs Hangman’s hand! Hangman resists but Moxley has the other brick! He sandwiches the fingers in the bricks! THEN STOMPS IT!!!

Hangman writhes and clutches his fingers! The count starts again but Moxley is again plotting. Moxley brings the chain over, gathers it up, and fans duel. Moxley drags Hangman over, to PILEDRIVER onto the chain!!! Moxley’s crimson mask is complete but he’s the one in control. Moxley gathers up the chain again as Hangman stands at 6 of 10. Moxley stomps Hangman down, turns him over and ties up the legs, with the chain! Hangman is in a FULL METAL REGAL STRETCH! Hangman endures, and BITES Moxley’s hand! Fans fire up, Hangman flips Moxley off and SLAPS him! But that was the bad hand!

Moxley goes out in a huff and he grabs those other chairs. Moxley sets those up at ringside while Hangman is still dealing with the standing count. Moxley puts the second of the barbed wire boards on the chair, it’s a makeshift table! Moxley stands on Hangman’s bad hand to keep him down, then he sets the barbed wire chair down nearby. Moxley reels Hangman in, but Hangman resists the lift! Hangman Alabama Lifts, but Moxley slips off! SLEEPER! But Hangman SAIDOS! Moxley stands up, but into a LARIAT! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as Moxley and Hangman both sit up.

Hangman grabs some loose wire and puts it around his forearm. BARBED WIRE ROLLING ELBOW! AND ANOTHER! AND- BOOT from Moxley! Moxley runs, knees Hangman, then runs again. But Hangman scoops Moxley, to FALL AWAY SLAM onto the barbed wire chair!! Then Alabama Lift, for DEADYE onto the barbed wire chair!!! Fans lose their minds all over again while both men are subject to the standing count. The count passes 5, Hangman crawls to ropes and Moxley sits up at 7. Hangman stands at 8, but Moxley is up at 9, then flops out of the ring. Hangman PLANCHAS him right down onto the barbed wire panel!!

Fans are freaking out again, and Moxley laughs?! Moxley is having fun because of how truly twisted he is! Hangman goes back to the apron, Moxley stands up at 6, bleeding from both front and back. Moxley gets in the ring, flounders to grab anything, but Hangman goes up the corner. So Moxley hits the ropes to trip Hangman up! Hangman straddles the corner, Moxley sets up a chair nearby. Moxley climbs up, underhooks, but Hangman resists. Moxley CLAWS Hangman’s back! But Hangman CLAWS Moxley’s back right back! Then Hangman Alabama Lifts, but Moxley CLUBS Hangman’s legs!

Moxley grabs the loose barbed wire Hangman left behind! Moxley brings it up, and DIGS it into Hangman’s back! And then HAMMERS away on the wire! Moxley then takes the wire, but Hangman DIGS it into Moxley’s face! Moxley sits down in his chair, and Hangman adjusts. But Moxley SHOVES Hangman down onto the other barbed wire board!! Hangman is down and the standing count begins. He’s still down at 5, and Moxley watches him like a hawk, or maybe a vulture. We’re at 8! Hangman springs up at 9.9!! Hangman gets in the ring and Moxley is fuming. Moxley runs in to KING KONG LARIAT Hangman right down!

The count restarts, Moxley paces around, but Hangman sits up at 6! Hangman eggs Moxley on so Moxley kicks him. They start throwing SLAPS, then HAYAMKERS! Hangman whips, Moxley comes back, LARIAT! Hangman stays up to LARIAT right back!! And speaking of lariats, Hangman goes to the apron, BUCKSHOT- NO! Moxley catches Hangman, spins him around, DEATH RIDER!!! Then CURB STOMP to a BRICK!! Moxley is confident this time, and Hangman is still down at 5 of 10 while fans sing “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” Wait, Hangman stands at 8!? Moxley just wraps on a REAR NAKED CHOKE!!!

Hangman flails, fights up, but Moxley squeezes tight again! Hangman is fading! But Moxley drops Hangman to let the count finish him. The count is 5 of 10 again while Moxley wraps his hand in chain. Moxley tells Hangman to stay down, but Hangman just grabs the other end of the chain! Moxley and Hangman reel each other in, Hangman LARIATS!! Hangman then grabs the bricks, and stands them up the tall way! Alabama Lift, but Moxley fights free! Moxley suplexes, Hangman slips free, and he has the SLEEPER! Hangman adds the chain to the hold! But Moxley LOW BLOWS!! Fans boo because legal or not, that’s cheap!

Moxley has the chain, he wants Hangman to stand, and Hangman BRICKS Moxley in the head!! Fans are thunderous again as Hangman resets on the apron! Moxley flips Hangman off! Slingshot, BUCKSHOT!!! Then CHAIN LARIAT!! Hangman makes it a CHAIN NOOSE!!! Moxley is suffocating! Moxley TAPS, Hangman WINS!!!

Winner: Hangman Page, by submission

This was truly the bloodiest, scariest, most brutal match in AEW history, and certainly befitting of the stipulation’s infamous legacy! The Blackpool Combat Club appears to get Moxley out of there, how well will he recover after this? As for Hangman, was this Texas Death Match the key to new life in AEW?

 

AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS Wardlow!

The One True King of Professional Wrestling Television built his kingdom on a foundation of betrayal, brutality and a personal attack that cut to the core. But the wolves are out and THIS IS WAR! Will Joe no longer reign in Wardlow’s World? Or will this be where the war ends?

The introductions are made, the TNT title is raised, and one way or another, the grudge will be put to rest!

The bell rings and Wardlow rushes in! He fires off on Joe but Joe bails out. Joe drags Wardlow out but Wardlow fires off hands! Wardlow CLUBS Joe, RAMS him into the apron, then ROCKS him! Wardlow RAMS Joe into barriers, stomps him down, then brings him back up. Wardlow puts Joe in, brings Joe up at the ropes, but Joe HOTSHOTS Wardlow down. Joe builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit with that tope elbow! Fans rally and duel, and Joe CHOPS Wardlow, to then POST him! Joe stalks Wardlow, kicks him low, then CHOPS him again. Joe puts Wardlow in the ring, Wardlow goes to a corner, and Joe storms up to JAB and JAB and JAB!

Joe lets off as the ref counts to soak up the cheers and jeers. Joe goes back to Wardlow, whips him corner to corner, but Wardlow goes up for WHISPER IN THE WIND! Wardlow RAMS into Joe again and again and again! Wardlow UPPERCUTS and fans chant for him. Wardlow whips corner to corner hard and Joe bounces off buckles. Wardlow rains down forearms and fists from all sides! Wardlow lets off, then he brings Joe back up. Wardlow snap suplexes Joe! Then he CLUBS away on Joe with crossface forearms and elbows! Wardlow then runs to drop an elbow! Wardlow paces around Wardlow while fans rally up again.

Wardlow stands Joe up, CHOPS him, then stalks him to a corner. Wardlow RAMS into Joe, and again, and then backs off to run in and clothesline! Joe flounders onto ropes, Hobbs is watching from the skybox, and Wardlow CHOKES Joe! Wardlow lets off at the ref’s count, he brings Joe up to a fireman’s carry, but Joe slips off to KICK Wardlow! Wardlow swings, misses, and Joe sweeps the legs! Joe stomps Wardlow, stalks him to ropes, but Wardlow kicks from below. Joe JABS, JABS and fires off hands! Joe ELBOWS Wardlow in the corner, then whips him corner to corner. Wardlow reverses, runs in, but into the URENAGE!

Fans fire up, Hobbs likes what he sees, and Joe soaks it all up. Joe stomps Wardlow’s legs, then KICKS him. Wardlow hobbles, Joe KICKS the leg out! Wardlow crawls and Joe eggs him on. Joe JABS, Wardlow throws haymakers! They go back and forth, then Joe KICKS the leg out! Joe grabs it for a HEEL HOOK! Wardlow endures, his shoulders are down, ONE as he sits up. ROPEBREAK! Joe lets go and Wardlow clutches his knee. Joe stalks Wardlow, KICKS his bad leg again, then JABS him! And JABS! JABS! Joe runs, but Wardlow hits a SPINEBUSTER! Fans fire up and Wardlow snarls as he paces.

Wardlow CLOBBERS Joe, fireman’s carries, and manages the F5!! Wardlow hurries to a corner, he climbs up top, and SWANTON BOMBS!! Cover, TWO!! Joe survives and Wardlow grows frustrated. Wardlow stalks Joe, stands him up, and winds up, but swings into a SLEEPER! Joe squeezes tight, Wardlow pries at the hold, but Joe drags him down! COQUINA CLUTCH!! Wardlow endures, but Joe’s body scissors also trap an arm! Wardlow reaches out with his one arm, crawls his way over, but he’s fading! Fans rally up, Wardlow gets a second wind! Wardlow fights over, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Joe lets go in frustration as Wardlow survives by a literal foot.

Joe glares up where Hobbs is watching from. Wardlow drags himself up at the ropes and Joe brings him around to fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Joe is annoyed, Hobbs keeps watching, and Joe drags Wardlow back up. Joe bumps Wardlow off buckles, hoists him up top, and then clinches. But Wardlow fights with forearms! Joe CHOPS Wardlow! Wardlow wobbles, Joe climbs up, but Wardlow slips under! RUNNING POWERBOMB! Wardlow roars, and he gets Joe back up, only for Joe to LARIAT! Fans fire up while Joe has a wild look in his eyes. He mocks the conducting of the choir!

Joe drags Wardlow up, reels him in, and continues to conduct. But Wardlow slips free of the bomb to HEADBUTT!! And SLEEPER!! Wardlow steals the COQUINA CLUTCH!! Joe endures, but he’s fading fast! The arm drops once! Then twice, then THREE TIMES! WARDLOW WINS!!!

Winner: Wardlow, by submission (NEW AEW TNT Champion)

What a shocker! Not so much that Wardlow won, but that he used Joe’s own move to finish him! But now Hobbs conducts the choir. Will the Book of Hobbs have his own take on the Powerbomb Symphony? Or will the Maestro of Mayhem survive facing the Face of the Revolution?

 

AEW World Tag Team Championships Fatal 4 Way: The Gunns VS The Acclaimed VS Team Triple J VS #OrangeHausen!

Austin & Colten got no respect, but they still got the titles! Will they survive with the odds stacked against them? Will Max Caster & Anthony Bowens become TWO-TIME champions? Perhaps Sonjay Dutt’s guarantee of Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal becoming champions will come true? Or perhaps Orange Cassidy becomes a Freshly Squeezed champ-champ?

But of course, Platinum Max has a diss track! “The Acclaimed ’bout to get the crowd open. In San Fran, but we ’bout to go Oakland. In the Golden State, giving Golden Showers. The Ass Boys have the belts but they know it’s ours. Y’all’re just the weakest champs. Looking like single moms in your cheetah pants! Y’all’re A-holes with some B star talent. Yo, Jeff, man, you forgot your Cialis.” Bowens then says, “SAN! FRAN! CISCOOO~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS!” And he does! The introductions are made, the tag titles are raised, and we see who defies the odds!

In this Fatal 4, only two teams are legal at a time, so Jarrett and Cassidy start. Jarrett tells Cassidy he will NOT be putting his hands in his pockets. Cassidy and Jarrett circle, approach, and then Jarrett dodges so he can strut. Fans boo, Cassidy sighs, but he and Jarrett circle. They approach, then Cassidy dodges Jarrett! Cassidy “struts” and it pisses Jarrett off! And then, HANDS IN POACKETS! Dodge, SHOTGUN, and kip up! Fans fire up, Colten runs in but gets hit with a back drop! Lethal tags in but gets a back drop! Austin gets a back drop! Jarrett runs in but backs off as Cassidy shows punch! Cassidy has Lethal in the corner and Danhausen tags in.

Danhausen whips Cassidy at Lethal, but well, it’s Cassidy so he’s going in slow-mo. Danhausen runs to clothesline Lethal, then runs in again to clothesline! Then again! Cassidy finally arrives, winds up, and he whips Lethal into Danhausen’s scoop. But Jarrett makes the save and Triple J mug OrangeHausen. They double whip Danhausen but he BOOTS Jarrett and RANAS Lethal! Danhausen spins Lethal around, NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, Jarrett breaks it! Jarrett stomps Danhausen, but Lethal drags Danhausen up. Lethal bumps Danhausen off Austin’s boot, then Colten tags in to stomp Danhausen.

Fans boo but Colten ROCKS Danhausen! Colten talks trash, he and Austin soak up the heat, but San Fran call them “ASS~ BOYS~!” Colten and Austin are upset by that, but Colten stands Danhausen up to DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Colten tags Austin, Austin brings Danhausen up to suplex. Danhausen slips free, waistlocks, Austin switches. Colten runs in but Danhausen BOOTS him! Danhausen dodges Austin, tag to Cassidy! Cassidy bumps Austin, he bumps Colten, then repeat! Cassidy goes up, CROSSBODY on Colten! Cassidy dodges Austin to tilt-o-whirl DDT! Cassidy DIVES onto Colten! Then hurries back in, kips up and throws off the elbow pad!

Fans fire up but Austin tags out to Lethal! The elbow pad goes back on, and Lethal fires hands with Cassidy! Fans fire up, Lethal knees low and fireman’s carries. Cassidy slips off, shoves, but runs into a LETHAL COMBINATION! Lethal soaks up the cheers and jeers, then drags Cassidy up. Lethal suplexes, but Cassidy hits STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Hot tag to Caster! Caster scoops and SLAMS Lethal, then tags Bowens. Bowens goes up and Caster has the legs, but Jarrett ROCKS Bowens! Caster scoops and SLAMS Jarrett! Caster has Jarrett’s legs, but Sonjay gets in! Caster blocks his kick, and trips him up!

Caster holds Sonjay open, Bowens says SCISSOR ME TIMBERS!! Sonjay takes a shot to his pencil! Bowens and Caster… SCISSOR FINGER! But the Gunns CLOBBER them! Fans boo as the Ass Boys beat down The Acclaimed. Lethal then drags Bowens up to bump him off buckles and stomp a mudhole in. The ref reprimands, Lethal lets off, but Jarrett CHOKES Bowens! Lethal tags Jarrett in, Triple J double whip, but Bowens reverses. Jarrett gets Bowens for a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Jarrett stomps away, stands Bowens up and ROCKS him! Tag to Lethal, and he KNEES Bowens down! Lethal drags Bowens to then tag Colten.

Colten stomps Bowens, then brings Bowens up. Tag to Austin, they whip, hit and knee lift to a LARIAT! Austin covers, TWO! Austin drags Bowens up, reels him in, and suplexes Bowens to hold him up! Colten and Triple J BLAST the rest of the opponents, then Austin SLAMS Bowens down! Triple J & Ass Boys strut to GROUP FINGER! But Bowens CHOPS Lethal! Bowens gets mugged by the others, then Austin drags Bowens up. Tag to Jarrett, tag to Lethal, and they get Bowens up. Bowens slips free to send Lethal into Jarrett’s outlaw! Hot tag to Caster! Caster rallies on Triple J! Austin runs away, Caster dodges Lethal!

Caster CHOPS Jarrett, SUPERKICKS him, then whips Lethal. Lethal reverses but Caster CLOBBERS him! And kips up! Fans fire up as Caster “pulls the straps down,” for the OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, Jarrett breaks it! Jarrett DECKS Bowens, wrenches Caster, and reels Caster in, but no Stroke! Shove, fireman’s carry, but Lethal SUPERKICKS! Triple J double whip Caster up and out hard! But the Gunns BLAST Triple J! They just betrayed the alliance! But Satnam Singh gets in! He double choke grips and SHOVES the Gunns up and out! But DANHAUSEN is back! Danhausen glares at the giant, and CURSES- Wait, Sonjay gets in the way!

Danhausen takes Sonjay’s pencil to BREAK IT! Sonjay swings on Danhausen but gets dumped out! So Satnam choke grips Danhausen! ORANGE PUNCH OUTTA NOWHERE!! And DICK PUNCH OUTTA NOWHERE! Billy Gunn gets in, GIANT FAMOUSER!!! “SUCK IT!” Fans are thunderous for Daddy Ass, but the Ass Boys DOUBLE LOW BLOW him! The Gunns tell their dad to “SUCK IT!” but then The Acclaimed get in! They CLOBBER and rally on the Ass Boys! Austin gest tossed, Colten gets the Five Tool Strike Fest! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER, and a SHINING WIZARD! Austin returns, but into the ARRIVAL!!

Caster is up top, for the MIC DROP!! Cover, but Colten uses Bowens to break it!! Bowens whips but Colten sends Bowens out. Bowens drags Colten out to join him, ROLLING ELBOW! Bowens says bye, and he whips, but Colten reverses to TOSS Bowens to the crowd! Jarrett tags in off Austin then tosses him! Lethal gives Jarrett his guitar! Jarrett aims at Caster, but Caster ducks the smash hit! Caster kicks low, and he snatches the guitar! Fans fire up, the ref says no, there are still disqualifications! Caster wants to but the ref takes the guitar. Lethal GOLDEN GLOBE SHOTS Caster! THE STROKE!!!! Cover, TWO!?!?

Fans are thunderous that Caster survives! Jarrett argues the count but two is two! Jarrett gets in the ref’s face but the ref warns him. Jarrett shoves the ref so the ref shoves back! Austin tags in, and he TOSSES Jarrett onto Lethal! Danhausen rolls Austin up! TWO!!! Austin runs in, only gets buckles, then Danhausen GERMAN SUPLEXES! Danhausen takes off his elbow pad, and CURSES Austin! But Austin dodges the boot! 3:10 TO YUMA!!! Cover, The Gunns win!!

Winners: The Gunns, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)

Ass Boys or not, that win showed actual tag team savvy and opportunistic thinking! Renee joins The Gunns to congratulate them on the win, despite the fans being upset. How do Austin & Colten feel? Austin has a question: “Who’s an Ass Boy now?!” “YOU!” Colten demands respect! They beat FTR, they beat The Acclaimed, they beat Triple J! They are THE best tag team in the world! WAIT! F T R is BACK!!! Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood are 100% and ready to fight! They storm down to the ring as fans are thunderous, and the Gunns take them on! They brawl, Cash with Colten and Dax with Austin!

Dax clotheslines Austin out, Cash beats on Colten! They set Colten up, SPIKE PILEDRIVER!! Austin returns, into the SHATTER MACHINE!! FTR gave the Ass Boys the beating the fans have wanted to see, and they pick up the belts! Will Cash & Dax return to the top of the tag team division where they belong?

 

AEW World Championship One Hour Ironman Match: MJF VS Bryan Danielson!

Maxwell Jacob Friedman proudly considers himself the Devil of AEW, and has done truly sinister things, all in the name of establishing himself as the best in the world. But he can’t stand that the world says the American Dragon is the best. Will MJF do anything and everything he can to prove he truly is the best? Or will there be no denying Bryan Danielson after this?

While Bryan’s theme is normal, MJF has a string orchestra to play his live, and in much more a sinister tone. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we’re one hour away from the fate of AEW!

Fans fire up already as the two stare down. Fans chant “YOU’RE GONNA GET YOUR EFFING HEAD KICKED IN!” to quote Bryan from Wednesday. Bryan and MJF circle, feel things out, but Bryan is toying with MJF a bit. MJF bails out and fans boo, but MJF cools off before getting back in. MJF and Bryan circle, tie up, and MJF arm-drags. MJF flexes and smirks, then he mocks the Yes hands. Bryan and MJF circle again, tie up again, and Bryan wrenches to a hammerlock. MJF switches that onto Bryan, but Bryan drops, trips MJF, and has a standing toehold! Bryan then turns MJF over, hooks up the legs, and SNAPS the deathlock!

Bryan shifts, and has a BOW ‘N’ ARROW! MJF endures, so Bryan sets him up into a SURFBOARD CRADLE! TWO! MJF grabs at Bryan’s legs but Bryan dares him to figure this out. They go around, Bryan has the arm, but MJF rolls free! Fans fire up for the technical exchange but MJF is frustrated. Bryan does jumping jacks just to show off. The two circle again, feel things out, but MJF kicks low. MJF does jumping jacks just to mock Bryan, but Bryan whips MJF away. MJF runs Bryan over, things speed up, but Bryan hurdles and hip tosses! MJF kangaroo kicks but Bryan headlocks. MJF powers out but Bryan runs MJF over!

Things keep moving, MJF hurdles and hip tosses but now Bryan kangaroo kicks. MJF scoops and SLAMS but misses the elbow drop! Bryan drop toeholds, MJF avoids the elbow to headlock takeover, buy Bryan headscissors. MJF kips free, rolls reverse, and then again, then MJF arm-drags! Bryan arm-drags, and both men kip up! Fans are thunderous for this technical showdown! This alone might’ve just proven MJF can really wrestle! MJF cools off, and he offers a handshake. That, fans don’t trust. Bryan wonders, and he kicks the hand away! MJF avoids the roundhouse and bails out to go out into the crowd!

MJF stares down fans, throws trash at them, then paces around. A ring count starts, MJF takes a fan’s drink and splashes their child with it! MJF smirks and goes back to ringside. The ring count is past 5 of 10, but MJF returns at 7. MJF then bails right back out, “Oh no! Is this gonna cost me a star, Dave? Maybe I won’t get the Bryan Danielson Award.” But Bryan rushes out at him! MJF slides back in, and struts. Bryan gets back in, and does jumping jacks. The two tie up, Bryan gets around but MJF switches. Bryan switches, MJF switches, repeat! Bryan full nelsons, MJF switches that onto Bryan, but Bryan drops down to victory roll! TWO!

MJF swings, misses, and Bryan has a full nelson with body scissors! MJF stays up with Bryan as a backpack, and he lets Bryan down. MJF slips out, drops, but Bryan blocks to hook up the legs! Fans fire up as Bryan goes for the arms! And then he fishhooks MJF! The ref reprimands, counts, and Bryan says he has until five. Then he STOMPS the knees! MJF crawls away, then he uses the ref as a shield! Bryan moves the ref aside and CHOPS MJF! And CHOPS! And KICKS! And KICKS! KICKS! The ref backs Bryan off, fans boo, but Bryan stays cool. Bryan storms up, but MJF yanks him into buckles!

MJF stomps a mudhole in but the ref counts. MJF lets off, he drags Bryan back up, and he whips Bryan to ropes to back drop! Fans boo but MJF just soaks it all up. MJF whips Bryan to ropes, and back drops again. MJF flips the fans off while just burning clock. MJF whips Bryan, but Bryan catches him for a cradle! TWO, and MJF kicks low. MJF whips, Bryan reverses and Bryan back drops MJF! Fans fire up and Bryan whips MJF again. For another back drop! Bryan poses a la Liger and fans fire up. Bryan UPPERCUTS MJF, UPPERCUTS again, then whips. MJF blocks, bails out, but Bryan is after him on the apron.

MJF HOTSHOTS the arm! Bryan clutches the elbow, MJF storms up on him in the corner, to run him and RAM him into buckles! MJF goes out, and he looks under the ring. MJF gets a bottle of water to take a refresher. Bryan is in a corner, MJF goes after him to whip corner to corner and WRING the arm into buckles! MJF drags Bryan into a cover, TWO! MJF grinds Bryan’s arm, but Bryan endures. Fans rally, Bryan fights up, and Bryan throws body shots. Bryan runs, but MJF throws Bryan down by his hair! MJF soaks up the heat again and goes back to Bryan. MJF throws Bryan out and then goes out after him.

MJF hammerlocks the bad arm, and RAMS Bryan into barriers! MJF tells fans to move aside, then he brings Bryan up. MJF brings Bryan around, to then put him in the ring. MJF flips off the fans but the fans flip him off in return. MJF grins, but Bryan WRECKS him with a dropkick! MJF hits barriers, and then Bryan builds speed! Bryan DIVES! But MJF sends Bryan into the barriers, shoulder first! MJF puts Bryan back in, fans duel, “M J F!” “SUCKS!” MJF has the hammerlock and facelock for an ELEVATED DDT! Cover, TWO! Bryan keeps MJF at zero but time is ticking away. MJF wraps on a keylock to keep Bryan down.

Bryan endures and fans rally up. Bryan fights up, throws body shots, but MJF knuckle locks and twists the arm. Bryan throws forearms, but MJF whips to STRAIGHT ARM SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! MJF wrenches, hammerlocks, and back suplexes on Bryan’s arm! Cover, TWO! MJF pushes Bryan down and CHOKES him! Bryan goes to a corner, MJF catches his breath and storms over. MJF stands Bryan up, wraps the bad arm around ropes and pulls! The ref counts, MJF lets off, to climb up and rain down fists! MJF reaches TEN, and we’re at 15 minutes in. MJF puts Bryan back up top, climbs up again, and he twists the arm!

Bryan throws HEADBUTTS! Bryan HEADBUTTS again and again, MJF wobbles, and Bryan adjusts. SUPER SUNSET POWERBOMB!! Both men are down and a standing count starts. Fans rally, Bryan and MJF stand, and MJF runs in, into a drop toehold into buckles! Bryan CHOPS! And KICKS! And CHOPS! KICKS! Repeat! Bryan runs corner to corner, to DROPKICK! Bryan keeps moving, he DROPKICKS again! And then a third DROPKICK! MJF wobbles. Bryan climbs up and he rains down fists! Fans count all the way to TEN! Bryan then hoists MJF up top, climbs up after him, and SUPER STEINERS! MJF writhes, Bryan pushes him to a cover, TWO!

We’re still scoreless as we near 20 minutes in. MJF crawls, Bryan aims from a corner and fans rally up. MJF stands, Bryan runs in, but into an elbow! MJF hops up, and DOUBLE STOMPS the arm! MJF steadies himself, he clamps onto Bryan’s arm again, but Bryan fights up to whip MJF away. Bryan then dodges MJF but MJF dodges Bryan. Bryan jumps, but into a POWER BREAKER! Cover, TWO!! MJF shakes his head in frustration but fans continue to rally and duel. MJF grabs at Bryan but Bryan drags him down! MJF resists the LeBell Lock to CATAPULT Bryan up and out! Bryan holds on, to skin the cat, into a SUPERKICK!

Bryan falls to the floor and MJF strikes the HBK pose. Fans boo, he ain’t cute and he ain’t sexy. Bryan stands, MJF goes out to the apron and lines up a shot. MJF QUEBRADAS, but Bryan moves! MJF clutches his knee, he may’ve just jammed it! Bryan DIVES and direct hit at the ramp! Fans rally as the ring count starts. Bryan hobbles over and he stands MJF up. Bryan CHOPS MJF, puts him in the ring, and then climbs up the corner. Bryan MISSILE- NO, MJF catches Bryan into the SALT OF THE EARTH FUJIWARA! Bryan clasps hands, rolls, stands, but MJF ducks the kick to pump handle and MADE IN JAPAN!! Cover, TWO!!

Bryan survives that one and fans are thunderous! A standing count starts, both men stir at 5 of 10. Bryan and MJF sit up at 6, and MJF stands. He back suplexes, Bryan lands on his feet, ducks ‘n’ dodges, LEAPING LARIAT! Fans fire up again while both men are back down. Another standing count begins, and Bryan crawls. Both men stand, Bryan gets a cradle! TWO!! MJF runs in, into a headlock takeover! Bryan makes it a cover, TWO! MJF makes it a cover, TWO! Bryan has a cover, TWO! MJF headscissors., Bryan kips free, MJF headlocks for the takeover. TWO, Bryan has the cover, TWO! Another headscissor and kip, a backslide, TWO!

MJF gets up into Bryan’s cradle! TWO! MJF has it, TWO! Bryan has it! TWO! ROLLING CRADLE!! Fans fire up as they around and around and around, MJF has it, TWO!! MJF sunset flips, TWO! Bryan  sits on it, TWO! MJF, TWO! Bryan, TWO! ROLLING SUNSET! MJF has it again, TOW! Bryan jackknife bridges, TWO as MJF bridges!! MJF backslides now, TWO!! MJF reels Bryan in but Bryan victory rolls, TWO! MJF has it, TWO! Bryan, TWO!! MJF tackles Bryan and high stacks, TWO! MJF whips Bryan to a corner, Bryan goes up and over and keeps moving, but MJF LARIATS! Bryan stands, to LARIAT! Both men are down again and fans are giving a standing ovation!

Another standing count starts as we hit 25 minutes. Both men are down at 5 of 10, and at 7. They stir, Bryan kips up at 9! Bryan aims, MJF slowly rises, and Bryan runs in, BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, Bryan scores first!

MJF: 0; Bryan: 1

26 minutes to get one fall, but that just means 34 minutes to play defense! MJF flounders to a corner as he regains consciousness. Bryan aims, fans chant “YES! YES!” But then MJF FLOPS! Bryan is denied another Busaiku Knee, but he drags MJF back up. MJF LOW BLOWS!! But MJF rolls Bryan up, to score a fall! And then ANOTHER fall! MJF covers again, TWO!!

MJF: 2; Bryan: 2

The disqualification gives Bryan one point, but MJF has tied things up quick! Just as Bryan had the lead, we are back to square one because of MJF’s big brain move. MJF gets another water break then grins as he returns to the corner. MJF swaggers and soaks up the heat, then brings Bryan up through the ropes. MJF slashes his throat, fans boo, but Bryan TOSSES MJF away! MJF lands on his knees! Bryan climbs a corner, MJF stands, MISSILE DROPKICK! MJF tumbles back out of the ring and he crawls to a corner of the barriers. Bryan stalks MJF, brings him up, and CHOPS him against barriers! And KICKS! And CHOPS! And KICKS!

Bryan brings MJF around again to SMACK him off the security’s chair! Bryan refreshes the ring count, then runs in from the far side, but into a LARIAT from MJF! MJF snarls as we finally reach the halfway point, and he sits Bryan in the chair. MJF CHOPS, then gets space. MJF makes sure his pads are in place, runs, but into a LARIAT from Bryan! Bryan KICKS MJF in the chair again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan gets ten of those, refreshes the count again, and then goes out to run in and BUSAIKU KNEE MJF into the barriers!! Fans are thunderous as Bryan stands over MJF. Bryan drags MJF up and puts him in the ring.

Bryan pulls MJF against the post! Bryan SLAMS the leg into the steel! MJF writhes and shouts in pain, but Bryan ROCKS him with a right. Bryan SLAMS the leg against the post again! MJF begs for mercy but Bryan just ROCKS him again. Bryan then SLAMS the leg against the post again! Bryan gets in the ring, grabs the leg, and he drops a knee on the bad knee! Bryan pulls on the leg, but MJF fishhooks Bryan’s face. Bryan pushes MJF down, and wraps on a FIGURE FOUR! MJF’s shoulders are down, TWO!! MJF is furious, he shouts, “I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU!” He SLAPS away on Bryan but Bryan just smiles and leans back to put on the pressure!

Then Bryan sits up, to SLAP away on MJF! Bryan pushes up to add pressure, but MJF fights to turn the hold over. Bryan keeps MJF down, eggs him on, but then MJF turns things over! Only for Bryan to turn it back over! MJF gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, and Bryan lets go because he has until five. MJF clutches his leg, Bryan tells him to suck it up. Bryan KICKS MJF around, he wants to see MJF show heart! They both go to the apron, and Bryan drags MJF up. Bryan reels MJF in, Gotch holds, but MJF fights the lift! Bryan still brings MJF up, but the bad arm gives out! MJF scoops Bryan, but Bryan CLUBS the bad leg!

Bryan gets free, he KICKS the leg! MJF CLUBS the bad arm! Bryan KICKS, MJF CLUBS, repeat! Bryan gets the edge with the KICKS and MJF falls to the apron! Fans fire up as Bryan looms over MJF. Bryan drags MJF up and hoists him onto the corner. Bryan climbs up behind him, and he throws down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! MJF clings to the post but Bryan works to lift him. MJF DECKS Bryan! Bryan falls to the apron and then the floor! MJF pushes the corner camera out of the way in frustration. MJF then goes after Bryan, and POSTS him! They go to the timekeeper’s area, MJF clears the table off, and fans fire up!

MJF snarls, he drags Bryan onto the table, and then he goes to the corner. MJF climbs the corner?! MJF gets that camera out of the way, and even with a bad knee, he SUPER MACHO ELBOWS through the table!!! Fans lose their minds as MJF does something legit! But MJF still clutches his beat up leg. He tells the ref to get in the ring, and MJF wants Bryan to be counted out. The count starts, Doc Sampson checks Bryan, but somehow Bryan is still in this. The count is 5 of 10 as Bryan stirs. Bryan crawls and flounders, but we’re at 8! Bryan stands at 9, and slides in at 9.5! Fans fire up but MJF is furious!

MJF drags himself over to the ropes and goes out. MJF grabs pieces of the busted table, then fetches Bryan. MJF scoops Bryan and aims, to TOMBSTONE Bryan through what’s left of the table!! But again, double-edged because of his bad knee! We’re at the last 20 minutes and both men are down on the outside! Bryan is busted open but MJF DIGS his fingers into the wound! MJF drags Bryan up, puts him in the ring, then stands Bryan up on the apron. MJF has Bryan through the ropes, for the HEATSEEKER!! Cover, MJF scores again!

MJF: 3; Bryan: 2

MJF doesn’t continue on the covers like he did before, his knees are bothering him too much. MJF goes back outside, and gives himself another water break. MJF then returns to rain down fists on Bryan’s bloody forehead! Fans boo, the ref reprimands about closed fists, but MJF lets off. MJF soaks up the heat while Bryan’s crimson mask grows. MJF isolates Bryan’s bad arm, and he STOMPS the fingers! Bryan is so tired, he can’t even react. MJF taunts Bryan, “You’re the best in the world, huh? YOU EFFING SUCK!!” MJF stomps Bryan, then he CLAWS the wound! MJF brings up Bryan’s kids, then CLUBS him down!

“I told you this would happen to Dada! I told you this would happen to Dada!” MJF CLAWS the wound again! The ref reprimands, MJF lets off and says HE is the best in the world. MJF goes back to Bryan, eggs him on, and gives him toying kicks. Fans boo as MJF scuffs Bryan. MJF SLAPS Bryan, pulls away the shoulder tape, then kicks Bryan more. Bryan is getting mad! Fans fire up as Bryan stands, and MJF dares him to do something. Bryan throws a forearm, but it doesn’t do much. MJF laughs, blows snot on Bryan, then slaps Bryan around. MJF dares Bryan to go again, so Bryan SLAPS him! MJF HEADBUTTS Bryan down!

Fans boo as MJF shows off the blood on his hands. We reach 15 minutes remaining, it’s the final quarter for Bryan. MJF brings Bryan out, hammerlocks the arm, and whips, but Bryan reverses! MJF hits POST! Fans duel, Bryan shakes out the bad arm and goes to the apron. MJF stands, Bryan FLYING KNEES! Both men go down and fans fire up! The ring count starts, Bryan gets in the ring, but he climbs the corner! Bryan SUPER CROSSBODIES MJF back down! Fans are thunderous again but time is still ticking away! Bryan drags MJF up and puts him in the ring. Bryan climbs up the corner again, but MJF ROCKS him first!

MJF hobbles, he climbs up after Bryan, and he goes to the very top. But Bryan slips under to trip MJF! MJF lands on his salt of the earth! Bryan climbs up after MJF and throws fists! Fans taunt “MAXI-PAD!” as Bryan keeps punching away! Bryan stands MJF up to SPIDER SUPERPLEX! MJF writhes and Bryan sits back up! Fans fire up with Bryan and he adjusts on the corner. DIVING HEADBUTT!! Both men are down but fans fire up again! Now MJF is busted open! Bryan covers, TWO!! MJF’s crimson mask is immediately complete, and he crawls to a corner like a zombie! Fans are thunderous as both men rise, and Bryan runs in, to BUSAIKU KNEE!!

But Bryan doesn’t cover, he turns MJF over! REGAL STRETCH!!! MJF endures, but he TAPS! Bryan scores and ties this all up!!

MJF: 3; Bryan: 3

We’re at the last ten minutes and fans are thunderous again! They tell MJF, “YOU TAPPED OUT!” just in case MJF isn’t sure. Bryan puts MJF back in the REGAL STRETCH!! But MJF fights it, grabs the bad arm, SALT OF THE EARTH!! And he thrashes around non Bryan’s arm!! But Bryan fights up, rolls through, and drags MJF into the LEBELL LOCK!!! MJF endures, Bryan gets the other arm, too, and then grinds forearms into MJF’s face! MJF’s own blood is making it hard to get a grip! But Bryan rolls MJF away from ropes!! MJF endures, fans are thunderous, and MJF rolls it to a cover, TWO!!! SALT OF THE EARTH!!!

Bryan endures again, reaches out for ropes, but MJF pushes back! MJF’s own bad knee keeps him from putting on the pressure the whole time, but he drags Bryan back! INVERTED CROSS ARMBAR!!! Bryan fights, drags MJF along, still reaches out, but MJF hooks the far arm! RINGS OF SATURN!!! MJF gets a leg, too! Bryan only has one free limb, but he still fights with it! Bryan refuses to give up, ROPEBREAK!!!! MJF is furious, but he lets go at 4! Bryan survives by tiptoes and fans are thunderous again! “This is Awesome!” with just seven minutes left! Bryan and MJF crawl and go forehead to forehead.

Both men rise, glaring through blood, sweat and matted hair. MJF ROCKS Bryan with a haymaker! Bryan ROCKS MJF back! MJF ROCKS Bryan, Bryan ROCKS MJF, repeat! Bryan HEADBUTTS, MJF HEADBUTTS, repeat! They both stand, Bryan HEADBUTTS! MJF wobbles, but he ROCKS Bryan! Bryan ROCKS MJF! Both men stagger, MJF ROCKS Bryan again! Bryan ROCKS MJF! MJF ROCKS Bryan! They just go back and forth, faster and faster! MJF shoves Bryan, DOUBLE FOREARMS knock both men down! Fans are electric as both men lean on each other! And Bryan is laughing! MJF is crying!

“This is Wrestling!” as both men slowly stand and we hit the five minute warning! THE FISTS START FLYING!! MJF CHOPS, but Bryan just grins. Bryan CHOPS and MJF wobbles! MJF CHOPS! Bryan CHOPS! Repeat! MJF pokes Bryan in the eyes! MJF runs, but into a ROUNDHOUSE! MJF and Bryan both rebound, ROLLING ELBOW from MJF! Bryan rebounds to CLOBBER MJF! Fans are thunderous again as Bryan wants MJF to stand. Bryan drags MJF up, but MJF shoves him away. Bryan runs in but it sent out. Bryan hurries up but MJF HOTSHOTS the arm! MJF has Bryan in the ropes, HEATSEEKER!! Cover, TWO!?!?

MJF hurries to get more water! But he brings the bottle into the ring. MJF takes a big chug, storms up on Bryan, and then he hoists Bryan up top. MJF CHOPS, fans chant for “H 2 O!” as MJF goes up after Bryan. We’re at three minutes and MJF fights the scoop! For HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!! MJF blocks and grabs Bryan’s hair! MJF uses that to drag Bryan over, into a SUPER TOMBSTONE!!! But MJF’s knees damage, too!! We’re at the last two minutes, and fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” This has to end somehow, though, and the ref checks both men. MJF crawls over to Bryan, who hasn’t stirred at all.

MJF drags his bad leg with him, he covers, TWO!! And Bryan has the HALF CRAB!!! Bryan drags MJF from ropes and fans are going nuts! MJF has to last for ONE MINUTE!! Bryan pulls as far back as he can on that bad leg! MJF crawls forward, reaches out, but Bryan drags him away! Bryan sits deep on the leg! MJF grits his teeth, shakes his head, and has lasted 30 seconds! Can he last another 30? MJF bites his own hand, crawls, but Bryan sits down again at 20 seconds!! MJF reaches out, Bryan grabs the arm!! MJF has just FIVE! FOUR! THREE! TWO! ONE!!! TIME’S UP, and then MJF TAPS!!!

Time-Limit Up, Draw at 3-3; MJF is still AEW World Champion

Neither man lost but neither man won! Fans are upset, they want a winner, not a survivor! The medical team checks both men, they even get oxygen for MJF. But word is coming in and Tony Schiavone says he’ll be glad to go down there. Bryan stands, he looks ready to keep going! Schiavone goes ringside, he talks with Justin Roberts and the referee. Tony Khan doesn’t want this to end in a draw, so we’re going SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME!!!! Fans are thunderous, and Bryan is all for it! MJF is shocked! He doesn’t understand, but the final fall is here!

Sudden Death Overtime!

MJF SHOVES the ref! MJF doesn’t want to do this, but the ref shoves back! Bryan rolls MJF up, TWO!!! MJF grabs at the ref, and LOW BLOWS Bryan!!! Roll up, with tights! TWO!!! MJF is going back to his shortcuts, but it hasn’t worked so he has no idea what to do! Fans are electric again as Bryan and MJF go to opposite corners. MJF has the belt! The ref sees that and tells him to put that down. Use it and lose it, because this isn’t a standard match! MJF reluctantly gives the belt up, but HE HAS THE DYNAMITE DIAMOND RING! But Bryan dodges! Bryan hops up, POISON-RANA!!!

MJF staggers about, fans are thunderous with “YES! YES! YES!” BUSAIKU KNEE!!!! Cover, TWO!?!?!? HOW?!?! MJF survives after everything he’s been through?!?! Fans are volcanic, no one is sitting, and Bryan gets the leg! Bryan KICKS it! And KICKS it! And KICKS it! Bryan turns MJF for the HALF CRAB!! MJF flails, the ref sees the diamond ring! The ref TAKES the ring! Deja vu, anyone? MJF pounds the mat with fists, but Bryan leans back on the leg! MJF crawls, forces himself to move forward, and he gets the ROPEBREAK and then taps!! Bryan gets tricked, he thinks he’s won! MJF gets away with another trick!

MJF has the oxygen tank!? MJF grins, and he waits for Bryan to storm over. TANK SHOT!!! MJF hides the tank, gets back in the ring, and he takes his time putting on THE LEBELL LOCK!!! MJF is adding insult to injury! Bryan’s arm drops once! Then twice! BUT BRYAN HAS NEW LIFE!! MJF can’t believe it!! Bryan fights up, fans rally as hard as they have all night, and MJF is freaking out! Bryan keeps fighting, but then he FADES! BRYAN TAPS, MJF WINS!!!

Winner: MJF, by submission (still AEW World Champion)

Maxwell Jacob Friedman says this means he IS the best in the world! Controversy doesn’t exist in MJF’s world, will his reign of terror be unstoppable?


My Thoughts:

AEW does it again. They didn’t do the best with every build to this card, but the card was phenomenal! Great Zero Hour (Buy-In) match, though I’m surprised that was the only one. Good promos throughout the Zero Hour, and RJ City is definitely an interesting personality. Great opener from Starks and Jericho, though I am a bit surprised Starks won again. I guess this means the feud is over and everybody goes their separate ways. The Final Burial was awesome stuff, and it has been a long time since anyone’s seen a Buried Alive Match, and that one definitely lived up to the standards set. JB really showed his grit with that win, he should definitely get a title by Double or Nothing in May.

The House of Black VS The Elite is a top example of lackluster build but awesome match. But it is only somewhat surprising that the House won. There’s something going on with The Elite, The The Elite, so it works both in story and in reality that the titles are on another team. Great Triple Threat with the women’s title, and Hayter getting a roll-up cover to win was a good way to keep everybody strong even with the status quo kept. But Ruby swerving us on which side she was taking was brilliant, and the parallel to the nWo origin story is complete. Now, for more women to join this story so we can have Blood & Guts!

Texas Death, holy hell. Excalibur said it in the hype vignette, he repeated it on commentary, that was definitely brutal and scary. Both guys bled quickly and early, and there was a lot of innovation in how violent they could get. Like, two bricks and a chain, I would not have expected either of those. Well, maybe the chain since Moxley used a chain on Omega way back when. But Hangman winning, that is the right call. Moxley is on his way to being a Heel, he and the BCC can do stuff in the Trios division, and Hangman can rise up the ranks towards the top title to see if he can get a make-good for the first reign.

Joe VS Wardlow was really good, but it was gonna be hard for anything to follow Texas Death. Wardlow winning was the right move in the vacuum of just his story with Joe, but now AEW has booked themselves in a corner. Wardlow and Hobbs are both on the rise, but only one can win. If Hobbs wins, great for him but that sucks for Wardlow having only a three day reign. If Wardlow wins, then great for him but that sucks for Hobbs being pushed and given that “brass ring” only to fall the week after. Maybe since this is free TV, they have a Dusty Finish or some other “controversy” that allows them to have a rematch.

That Fatal 4 Way tag was almost how I hoped it’d go, but then they kept the status quo. And while that’s a shame for The Acclaimed, and means that the Triple J VS Best Friends over the Golden Globe story has to continue on the side, at least we’re getting FTR’s return. FTR have gotta whoop Ass Boys and get the belts back. And who knows, maybe Austin & Colten get in on the ROH Tag Division. And of course, holy crap, that main event. That was definitely the best match MJF or Bryan have had in AEW, that was the bloodiest MJF has gotten ever, and this could even be AEW’s new best match ever.

It was great story that MJF did 90% of the Ironman match cleanly but strategically used that DQ to get quick points, just as I expected. And to think they would go to a draw at the end of the hour to give us “sudden death.” MJF cheating hard with every trick in the book, from teasing belt shot to trying the diamond ring, to eventually using the apron to block his foreign object, it was like MJF hit all the classic Heel moves in one go. MJF retaining this way is perfectly MJF, and anyone can bring up how MJF proved he could do things legitimately, he just chooses not to or is too scared to go legit, and you go from there.

My Score: 9.2/10


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

Toni Storm is on a Rampage!

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The Leading Lady “rehearses” for The Forbidden Door.

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Harley Cameron.

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

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

 

AEW hears from Thunder Rosa and Deonna Purrazzo.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: The Cage of Agony, by pinfall

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

 

Rocky Romero VS Shota Umino!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Shota Umino, by pinfall

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

 

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

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

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

Winner: Satnam Singh, by pinfall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Pac, by submission

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

My Score: 8.7/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (6/12/24)

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Who’s going to Long Island?

The Forbidden Door card isn’t set in stone, but it is covered in gold! Will Ospreay and Mercedes Mone each defend their AEW titles, but will they keep them?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Dustin Rhodes VS Jack Perry; Jack wins and advances to Forbidden Door.
  • Rush VS Deonn Rusman; Rush wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Kyle O’Reilly & Mark Briscoe VS Roderick Strong, Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita; Roddy, Fletcher & Konosuke win.
  • Samoa Joe & Hook w/ Katsuyori Shibata VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling; Joe & Hook win.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Zeuxis; Mone wins and retains the title.
  • Daniel Garcia VS Nick Comoroto w/ Jacoby Watts; Garcia wins.
  • AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS Rey Fenix; Ospreay wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Swerve Strickland is here!

The fans fire up as the AEW World Champion and Prince Nana make their way down to the ring. Nana gets a mic for Swerve, and Swerve asks Des Moines, Iowa if they’re ready for Dynamite tonight. Better yet, are they ready for Forbidden Door in a couple weeks? The fans cheer and Swerve says they should be. Because in one corner, it is The Billy Goat, the International Champion, Will Ospreay! And in the other, THE AEW World Champion, The Mogul, the history maker, Whose House? “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” And it is for Swerve’s AEW World Championship. Two absolute bona fide stars, the best of this generation, collide for the gold. Two absolute killers-

Well. More like  one killer, because Swerve told Ospreay about 10 years ago that once Ospreay develops that killer instinct, there’s nobody in this industry that can stop him. That has been true. Let’s go back to Forbidden Door last year. Ospreay VS Omega, and Swerve saw a killer, an assassin, get the job done. Fast forward to Revolution 2024, Ospreay VS Takeshita, and again, the Assassin got the job done. Then Dynasty in April, Ospreay VS Danielson, The Assassin got the job done. Double or Nothing? Hmm, not quite. Didn’t really see The Assassin. Because when it comes to Swerve, he is not a target you want to hesitate on.

Swerve got the nickname “Killshot” for a reason. If you don’t pull the trigger, she sure as hell will. But that doesn’t mean Swerve doesn’t respect Ospreay. No, no, Ospreay is International Champion, defending night in, night out. Hell, he’s defending it tonight, against Rey Fenix! That’s a fighting champion, unlike some EVPs that have yet to defend those belts ever since winning them. But then someone comes out here to stop Swerve. It’s Kazuchika Okada! The Rainmaker tells Swerve to stop as he, said EVPs, and The Scapegoat all walk out on stage. And Okada mockingly asks, “Whose house?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!”

Okada says no, it’s his house, B*TCH! Nicholas tells Okada to relax, and he apologizes to Swerve. Okada gets very defensive of his friends. But The Elite is here to address some business that Swerve is part of, but that’s in a minute. Nick wants to talk about how DOMINANT The Elite has been! They took out Kenny Omega! They broke Eddie Kingston’s leg! And at Anarchy in the Arena, they DESTROYED “Team AEW!” Half this roster is gone because of THEM! And it feels pretty damn good. All the trolls and the bots online doubt them. Even the wrestlers in the back don’t think they’re violent enough!

WELL GUESS WHAT! The EVPs challenge AEW’s best in the most violent match in AEW: BLOOD & GUTS!! And Matthew says this is where Swerve comes into the picture. The Elite step to the ring, and they tell him that they don’t exactly love what he’s said about them, and admittedly, they didn’t get off on the right foot. But The Elite digs Swerve, they dig his style, he is cool. Swerve is young and a champion, just like all of them. So The Elite is here to ask him a question: Does he wanna stand side-by-side with winners? Side-by-side with champions? Matt wants to ask if Swerve wants to #ChangeTheWorld.

Swerve, traditionally, Blood & Guts is 5v5, and there’s only four of The Elite. So will he be their fifth man? The fans say no but Matt says to make it official, he’s always wanted to see Swerve in their sneakers. Matt offers his own pair of Young Bucks Reeboks to Swerve. Swerve says first off, he doesn’t wear size nines. Second, pear necklaces? Matt, no one wears those anymore. Third of all, he’s a businessman, he does his own stuff. Fourth of all, he’s also a philanthropist, so Nana, if you would. Nana TOSSES the Reeboks to the crowd! Free size nines for someone! The fans cheer the charity but Matt has The Elite calm down.

But see? What’s that buzzing around? Oh, it’s an injury bug. And it just landed on the champ! The Elite and Swerve all get ready to fight, but here comes THE ACCLAIMED! Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn look just as ready to fight! The Elite bails out, and then Christopher Daniels hurries out here, too! The Fallen Angel turned Interim EVP says normally, he’d let a brawl like this go on all night long, but tonight is a full show of wrestling! Tonight, there’s TWO big title matches, and our opening contest is a qualifier for the TNT Championship Ladder Match! That means everyone out of that ring and to the back right this minute!

Well, except for Jack Perry. Because he’s having his match right now, against this man! DUSTIN RHODES! The fans cheer as The Scapegoat no longer has all the time in the world to prepare! Will it only be natural that Dustin Rhodes makes Jack Perry choke on that silver spoon of his?

AEW TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Dustin Rhodes VS Jack Perry!

The bell rings and Dustin fires hands on Jack! Dustin CHOPS Jack in a corner, stalks him to another, but Jack CLAWS Dustin’s eyes! The ref reprimands but Jack CLUBS Dustin. Jack CHOPS, fires forearms, then whips. Dustin CLOBBERS Jack on the return! Jack flounders, Dustin is right on him, and CHOKES Jack with his T-shirt! Dustin drags Jack up by his hair, but Jack grabs a buckle pad! The ref counts, Dustin CLUBS Jack, but the buckle pad comes free! Jack ELBOWS Dustin, TOSSES him out of the ring, then AX HANDLES from the apron! Dustin hits back with body shots, then scoops, but Jack slips free to POST Dustin!

Jack brings Dustin around, RAMS him into steel steps, then starts pulling up the floor mat! The fans boo and the ref reprimands but Jack scowls as he goes back for Dustin. Jack drags Dustin up, CLUBS him, reels him in, but Dustin fights the lift! Dustin back drops Jack onto the concrete! We see Dustin is still busted open from hitting that post, and the ref checks him while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Dustin seems alright to continue, and he storms over to Jack. Dustin puts Jack in the ring, storms in, but Jack CLUBS him down! Jack rains down forearms, lets off so the ref can check Dustin, and Dustin crawls to ropes. Jack storms up on Dustin to CHOKE him on the ropes! The ref counts, Jack lets off at 4, but then he CHOKES Dustin again! The ref counts again, Jack steps away, and Dustin sputters, that crimson mask starting to match his face paint. Jack goes out of the ring, and is he putting something in his boot or taking something out? Either way, Jack then brings a chair over to the ring!

Dynamite returns to single picture, the ref sees that chair and takes it right away from Jack, but Jack CLUBS Dustin! Jack CHOKES Dustin, and he is fiddling inside his boot again! The ref counts, Jack lets off, and then mocks Kenny Omega with the finger gun! BANG and Jack runs, into a SNAP POWERSLAM! The fans fire up as Dustin finally gets back at Jack! The fans rally up, Dustin slowly sits up, and Jack follows. Jack stands but into an UPPERCUT! Jack ROCKS Dustin, but Dustin eggs him on! The fans fire up and Jack fires forearm after forearm! Dustin kick slow, RHODES UPPERCUTS, then runs to BOOT!

Dustin keeps going, and he hits a BULLDOG! Jack flounders around, Dustin storms after him in a corner. Dustin climbs up and he rains down fists! The fans count along and Dustin goes all the way to TEN! Dustin lets off, flips Jack off, then puts the legs in the ropes! Jack’s wide open and the ref reprimands. Dustin says fine, he’ll get the chair! The ref says no, no chair! The ref takes the chair away, and Dustin hits SHATTERED DREAMS! The fans cheer, and Dustin gets Jack in the dragon sleeper. Jack snapmares free, but Dustin blocks the superkick! Dustin spins Jack to JAB! JAB! JAB! And then flip, flop, fly and dirty bird! BIONIC ELBOW!

The fans fire up as Dustin gets Jack up and in, for the CROSS RHODES! Cover, TWO!!! Jack survives and Dustin is beside himself! Dustin pounds the mat, the fans rally up, and Dustin rises up! Dustin gets fired up, and he brings Jack up and in. Dustin suplexes, but Jack wrenches out to KNEE low! Jack RAMS Dustin into the bare buckle! Dustin goes down, Jack pushes him out and heads for the bare concrete! DDT on the cement!! Jack leaves Dustin behind, letting the count handle this. The fans boo but the count climbs while Dustin is down. Dustin reaches out at 4 of 10, sits up slowly at 5, and then flounders at 7.

The fans rally as hard as they can, and Dustin stands at 9! Dustin slides in at 9.9 and Jack is stunned! But then Jack laughs at Dustin still trying to get up. The fans rally for Dustin as he drags himself up with the ropes. Dustin pushes the ref aside to run up on Jack, but Jack LOW BLOWS Dustin!! Payback behind the ref’s back, and Jack paints himself with Dustin’s blood. Jack then lines up the shot, “We all have to sacrifice, Dustin.” Dustin flips Jack off! Jack KNEES Dustin down!! Cover, Jack wins!

Winner: Jack Perry, by pinfall (advances to Forbidden Door)

The Scapegoat just made Dustin the sacrifice needed for him to qualify. Jack gives a smile as he looks at the TNT Championship, will he be the final piece to a new Golden Elite?

 

Backstage interview with Orange Cassidy, Mark Briscoe & Kyle O’Reilly.

Renee Paquette is with this eclectic trio as they are teaming together tonight to face some common enemies. However, it was only just last Saturday on Collision that Cassidy and Kyle were opponents. How are they gonna make this work tonight? Kyle says hold on, they’re all pros. They can be against each other on Saturday and tag on Wednesday just fine, and now they’ve got Mark Briscoe with them! Renee says okay, then let’s address the elephant in the room. Kris Statlander put her hands on Orange, Trent’s go this own issues with him, the entire Don Callis Family is now coming for him, what is he going to do about this situation?

Cassidy says it looks like there are a few people who have his back. But there is one person he definitely knows does, and in walks Willow Nightingale. Mark asks if he could say something real quick. Now, Renee, you’re bringing up last week, but that’s things in the past. You don’t get where you’re going by looking in the rearview mirror. Today is today, and the word of the day is: conglomeration! This is a conglomeration of dangerous individuals right here in these three men, who are in dire straits! Roddy Strong, Kyle Fletcher, Konosuke Takeshita, they’re coming for you boys!

Mark has Kyle O’Reilly right here! What he gonna do? He’ll snatch your leg off and kick you in the face! YES! That’s the answer! He’ll do it all! And then we have the mighty man with a plan, with his hands in his pockets! But watch your jaw cuz he gonna rock it! OC, Orange Cassidy! They comin’ for you! You got three bad boys, but these are the three most dangerous, most unpredictable men in pro-wrestling right here! Tonight, you boys are in trouble! There’s only one thing you can do, and that’s get your asses whooped! It’s going down in Des Moines, Iowa! Let’s get it! RARARARAR! Mark is fired up, it has Kyle motivated, and Willow sure loves it!

Renee says wow. Cassidy asks how Renee’s doing. Great now. How’s Cassidy? He’s okay. One wild and wooly trios match is on its way, will The Chicken, Violent Artist & Freshly Squeezed make sure Roderick Strong & The Don Callis Family feel every bit of that fire?

 

Rush VS Deonn Rusman!

El Toro Blanco told off Maxwell Jacob Friedman last week in regards to the hypocrisy and bias from the fans. Will Rush show everyone, but especially MJF, that Rush runs things now?

The bell rings, Rush and Rusman circle, and then Rush CLOBBERS Rusman! Rusman flops out of the ring, Rush goes out and CHIPOS him! Rush whips Rusman hard into railing, then hard into more railing! Rush THROWS Rusman into railing, CLUBS away on him with haymakers, and the ref reprimands. Rush lets off, soaks up the heat and tells MJF that this is coming for him! Rush CHOPS Rusman, puts him in the ring, and then stalks Rusman to a corner. Rush CHOPS, CHOPS, then sits him down to stomp away! The ref counts, but Rush goes corner to corner! BULL’S HORNS!! Cover, Rush wins!

Winner: Rush, by pinfall

Rush just destroyed Des Moines’ own, but it seems he’s not done. He goes up to Justin Roberts, snatches the mic, and tells Iowa to shut up! Rush drags Deonn around, steps on his head, and then laughs! “Typical American, like all of you. WEAK!” Rush drags Deonn back into the corner, stomps away on him, and then goes corner to corner, but here comes MJF! The fans fire up as The People’s Scumbag still stands up to bullies! MJF takes the jacket right off, and he runs right down to the ring! MJF and Rush brawl! They go haymaker for haymaker, security hurries out here, but Rush and MJF DECK them one at a time! Rush HEADBUTTS the last guy!

Rush and MJF snarl, and they see they’re alone with each other. The fans are thunderous for MJF, and the brawl is on again! Christopher Daniels is back out here, shouting at them to stop, but MJF BITES Rush’s forehead! Rush gets away, but he drags MJF out of the ring! Rush sends MJF into railing, then runs him down, but MJF turns it around! MJF TOSSES Rush up and over barriers! The fans fire up as the brawl continues out in the crowd! Rush SMACKS MJF off railing! Rush and MJF continue fighting in the bleachers! Security does what it can, MJF CLAWS Rush’s face then throws him down! Des Moines is all fired up for MJF!

MJF CHOPS Rush, brings him to the stage and then around the back! MJF throws headlock punches as he keeps going, but Rush sends MJF into a road case! And then throws a crate at MJF! Daniels keeps shouting at them to stop but MJF SPINEBUSTER Rush through a table!! MJF rains down fists, CHOKES Rush, but Rush CHOKES MJF! They both separate, but then Rush throws a trash can! The locker room hurries over to separate these two, but Rush and MJF are far from through with each other! How much wilder can this get?

Well BREAKING NEWS from Tony Khan! MJF and Rush will have it out next week to OPEN Dynamite, in a COMMERCIAL FREE match! What won’t these two do to take the other out?

 

Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Kyle O’Reilly & Mark Briscoe VS Roderick Strong, Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita!

We heard from Freshly Squeezed, Violent Artist & Sussex County Chicken earlier, now it’s time to see them in action! Will they tear down The Savior of the Backbreaker, the Aussie Arrow & The Alpha? Or will the combined forces of The Undisputed Kingdom & Don Callis Family be too much for even this all-star conglomeration?

The teams sort out and Callis joins commentary while Cassidy starts against Roddy. This is a rivalry revisited, but then Cassidy looks over to Kyle O’Reilly. Kyle is staring daggers at Roddy, so Cassidy tags him in! But then Roddy tags out to Kyle Fletcher! Fletcher’s a bit annoyed but now we get Kyle and Kyle circling. O’Reilly gives a kick, Fletcher gives a forearm, and they go back and forth! Fletcher kicks low, headlocks, but O’Reilly powers out. Fletcher runs O’Reilly over then keeps moving, but O’Reilly kitchen sink knees! O’Reilly gets Fletcher’s arm, wrenches, and tags in Mark! Mark CLUBS Fletcher’s arm, wrenches, and puts him in a corner.

The fans cheer as Mark CHOPS, whips, but Fletcher reverses. Mark goes up and around to DECK Fletcher! Fletcher falls back, and Konosuke tags in. Mark eggs Konosuke on, so Konosuke fires a forearm! Mark give sit back, they go back and forth, until Konosuke CLAWS Mark’s eyes! Konosuke whips, Mark gets under the boot to BODY SHOT! Mark bumps Konosuke off buckles, CHOPS him, then tags Cassidy! Cassidy goes up to CROSSBODY, but Konosuke catche shim! Konosuke SMACKS Mark with Cassidy, BOOTS O’Reilly, then hits a LANDSLIDE! Konosuke runs to SLIDING KNEE! Konosuke stomps away on Cassidy, then rains down fists!

Callis admits on commentary that he told Konosuke to just hurt Cassidy for being a turncoat. Fletcher tags in, the Family double whips Cassidy, but Cassidy ducks the lariats to DOUBLE RANA! The fans fire up as Konosuke tumbles out of the ring! O’Reilly FLYING KNEES Konosuke down! But then Roddy WRECKS O’Reilly with a dropkick! Mark runs up to dodge Fletcher, then DIVE onto Roddy! Cassidy is stunned seeing that, but then Fletcher DIVES onto Mark! Cassidy sees Kyle and Kyle brawl, then Konosuke and Mark join in! Roddy does, too, then Cassidy SPRINGBOARD CANNONBALLS! Direct hit and the fans are thunderous!

Cassidy then stares down Trent. Trent and Cassidy argue, but Konosuke DECKS Cassidy! Trent says that’s what happens! The Don Callis Family high-fives and stands tall with The Kingdom while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Konosuke stands on Cassidy, Fletcher stomps him, and then they put Cassidy in the ring. Fletcher hurries in to whip Cassidy to ropes. Fletcher ELBOWS Cassidy down, covers, TWO! Fletcher drags Cassidy over, bumps him off buckles, and Roddy tags in. Roddy CHOPS Cassidy, brings Cassidy around to scoop and BACKBREAKER, then he tags Takeshita. Konosuke stays between Cassidy and his team while taunting him. Cassidy slowly rises, and he fires a chop. There isn’t much to it, but Cassidy throws more and more and starts getting some force behind the shots! So Konosuke DECKS him! Konosuke stalks Cassidy as he flounders, then tags in Fletcher.

Fletcher & Konosuke double whip Cassidy to run him over! Then they BLAST O’Reilly & Briscoe! Fletcher soaks up the heat, then drags Cassidy up by his arm. Fletcher scoops to SLAM Cassidy, then soaks up the heat. Tag to Takeshita and he stomps Cassidy. Konosuke snapmares Cassidy, goes up a corner, and soaks up heat before the SUPER SENTON! Konosuke then deadlifts Cassidy in a waistlock! Konosuke goes for the full nelson, but Cassidy reaches for his pockets! Konosuke shoves Cassidy to ropes, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but Konosuke blocks the DDT! Konosuke then HOTSHOTS Cassidy off ropes!

Konosuke runs to LARIAT Cassidy down! Cover, TWO! Konosuke CLUBS away on Cassidy, tags Roddy in, and Roddy goes for legs! Cassidy fights the turn, reaches for his corner, but Roddy YANKS Cassidy back! Dynamite returns to single picture as Roddy BLASTS Briscoe! O’Reilly avoids the cheap shot and he glares at Roddy. Cassidy rolls Roddy up! TWO, and hot tag to O’Reilly! O’Reilly rallies on Roddy with kicks and forearms and knees! O’Reilly whips, Roddy stops himself and tags in Fletcher! But O’Reilly BOOTS Fletcher, and he DRAGON SCREWS Konosuke in the ropes! Fletcher returns to kick but O’Reilly kicks back!

O’Reilly fires off strikes, SWEEPS the leg, but Konosuke returns! Konosuke BOOTS O’Reilly, whips corner to corner, but O’Reilly goes up and over! Fletcher runs in but is sent into Konosuke! O’Reilly blocks Fletcher’s kick, hands it to Konosuke, then he gets Konosuke’s leg! CHAIN DRAGON SCREW! Roddy is back and he KNEES O’Reilly low! OLYMPIC- NO, O’Reilly slips free, ELBOWS Roddy, and hot tags Mark! The ROH World Champion dodges Roddy to BOOT the ROH Television Champion! O’Reilly ROCKS Roddy, fires off, and Mark fires off on Fletcher! The fans fire up as Mark sets Fletcher up for O’Reilly’s BOOT!

Mark now brawls with Roddy while O’Reilly waistlocks Fletcher. Fletcher elbows free, Roddy CHOPS Mark, CHOPS, and CHOPS again! Roddy runs, but Mark ROCKS him! Mark CHOPS Fletcher, CHOPS, then ROLLING ELBOWS! Roddy storms up but Mark blocks to REDNECK KUNG-FU UPPERCUT! The fans fire up as Mark hits the crane stance! Roddy blocks the kick, half nelsons, but Mark breaks free to PELE! The fans fire up with Mark, he runs in, but into a BOOT! Roddy goes up but Mark UPPERCUTS him down! The fans fire up, Mark builds speed and Cassidy tags in. Mark WRECKS Roddy with a dropkick!

Mark avoids Konosuke’s leg sweep, and O’Reilly JUMP KICKS Konosuke down! Mark CANNONBALLS Fletcher down! Mark calls to Cassidy and puts Fletcher in for him. Cassidy is up top and Fletcher stagger sup, into the DEEP IMPACT!! Cover, TWO!?! Fletcher survives and shocks everyone! Cassidy throws off his elbow pad and the fans fire up! Cassidy aims, but Konosuke anchors his feet! Fletcher runs up, GAMANGIRI! SNAP HALF ‘N’ HALF! O’Reilly is back but Fletcher ducks the roundhouse! SUPERKICK! Fletcher runs, into a KNEE! Roddy gets O’Reilly, BACKBREAKER! But Mark gets Roddy, spin and FISHERMAN BUSTER!

Konosuke runs up, Mark kick shim and reels him in. Mark underhooks but Konosuke wrenches out for a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cassidy runs up, but turns Blue Thunder into a tilt-o-whirl DDT! Fletcher runs up, Cassidy gets around! Fletcher switches and shoves, but Cassidy tilt-o-whirls! Fletcher says no to the DDT, suplexes, but gets STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy holds Fletcher down so O’Reilly can AX & SMASH! Then with Cassidy, SHOTGUN HIGH LOW!! Cassidy hurries up the corner, but Roddy is there to anchor him! Kyle SWEEPS Roddy’s legs! But Kyle GAMANGIRIS Cassidy!

Fletcher goes up, but Mark sneaks a tag! TURNBUCKLE BRAINBUSTER for Cassidy!!! Fletcher covers but the ref tells him it’s not Cassidy! FROGGY-BOW!! Cover, RODDY BREAKS IT!! But O’Reilly clamps on with a GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! Roddy puts O’Reilly in a corner, the ref is busy with them as Mark underhooks Fletcher. Des Moines declares “This is Awesome!” as Fletcher fights the lift! Konosuke returns, Mark dodges him once, but the ALPHA ELBOW hits the mark! And then the POWER DRIVE KNEE!! Fletcher gets Mark up, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, The Family & Kingdom win!!

Winners: Roderick Strong, Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall

The conglomerate could not keep up with the chaos, and now the ROH Television Champion has pinned the ROH World Champion! Will the Protostar look to take Briscoe’s belt for his own? And wait, Trent is going after Cassidy on the outside! Konosuke stomps away on Briscoe, and Fletcher joins in! Meanwhile, The Kingdom keeps Kyle O’Reilly isolated, saying this isn’t his fight! The fans boo as Trent sends Cassidy into steel steps! But here comes The Babe with The Power! BUT WAIT! Kris is attacking her in the tunnel!! Kris throws Willow down, stomps her, and Stokely has the mic to say wake up, Willow.

Well, he tried. But hey, when she watches this back, there’s a message for her. The next time Willow gets in the business of Kris & Stoke, they won’t be dragging her on stage. They’ll be dragging her to the ER! The fans boo but Big Stoke takes a pic of this for posterity. Is there any hope for Cassidy and Willow with enemies all around them?

 

Backstage interview with Rey Fenix.

Renee Paquette is now with The Immortal Firebird ahead of his main event match, where he has the opportunity to become a two-time International Champion. His first run was cut short due to injury, but he has been an AEW World Tag Team and AEW World Trios Champion, as well as champion all around the world. Earlier, he told Renee that of course he knows just how good Ospreay is, but Fenix is one of one. Then will that one of one become the two-time two-time International Champion? Or will the Firebird be taken down by an Ospreay?

 

AEW hears from Shingo Takagi!

“My time is coming! TOKI GA KITA! I’m Shingo Takagi, The Rampaging Dragon, The NEVER Openweight Champion. The AEW Owen Hart Tournament? I’m ready. Now, The Japanese Dragon is in America. That’s all I wanted to say.” Is the Owen Hart Cup about to go through a Forbidden Door of its own?

 

Christopher Daniels speaks.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I’m back. And I’ve got some news regarding The Elite. Now Matthew & Nicholas Jackson, Kazuchika Okada, next week, Tony Khan has decided that you will wrestle in Eliminator matches. Matches where if your opponents win, they will earn title shots for the World Tag Team Championships and Continental Championship respectively. Now Okada, you’re used to having all seconds barred from ringside, but Matthew, Nicholas… Tony Khan has decided that your match next week will have all seconds barred from ringside! NO outside interference! And we’ll get a chance to see how elite you really are.”

The Fallen Angel lays down the law on behalf of TK, but then who will get themselves some golden opportunities at The Elite’s treasure?

 

Samoa Joe & Hook w/ Katsuyori Shibata VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling!

The Samoa Submission Specialist told the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil that they would handle Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari on their terms, and they did just that last Saturday night! Now they take that fight from locker room to ring, will Joe & Hook humble the pompous Premier Athletes? Or will Nese & Daivari prove they’re not just big muscles and big bank accounts?

While Nese & Daivari are making their entrance, we cut to the “Shibata Cam” as Joe & Hook prepare on their side of gorilla. Joe has a theory why Taz loves orange so much. They’re from New York, Syracuse is known for orange, boom. Hook says nah, Taz hates Syracuse. Figures. Okay, quick stretch, and let’s go. Joe & Hook storm out the tunnel and CLOBBER The Premier Athletes from behind! The fans fire up and Sterling panics as Joe & Hook beat Nese & Daivari down! Hook keeps Daivari on the ramp while Joe sends Nese into the LED! Shibata’s cam catches Joe storming up on Sterling. Joe says WORLDSTAR~!

Joe drags Nese down the ramp, Sterling is furious, but Joe puts Nese in the ring. The fans are singing “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” and the bell rings. Nese stomps and kicks at Joe, then runs, but Joe ELBOWS him down! The fans fire up, Joe waits on Nese, and then JABS! JABS! BODY BLOW! JAB! Repeat! Joe fires off in the corner, RIDGE HANDS Nese down, then tags in Hook. Joe drags Nese up, he and Hook double whip, then Joe clotheslines Nese in the corner. Feed to Hook’s LARIAT, and the fans fire up! Hook drags Nese up, but Nese TACKLES Hook! Tag to Daivari, the Premier Athletes mug Hook!

The fans boo, the ref counts, and the Premier Athletes let off. Daivari tags Nese, and they stomp away on Hook! The ref counts, Sterling says they have ’til five! Nese lets off, tags Daivari back in, and they stomp away on Hook again. The fans boo, the ref reprimands, and Nese steps out. Daivari bumps Hook off buckles, pushes him out, then goes up the corner. Daivari CROSSBODY FLOPS as Hook learns from Joe’s style! Nese runs up, Hook gets around, T-BONE! The fans fire up and Hook runs, but Sterling trips him up! The fans boo but Daivari CLOBBERS Hook! Daivari & Nese stomp Hook, but Shibata runs up to DECK Sterling!

The fans fire up as The Wrestler doesn’t let the ambulance chaser turned manager get away with one! Nese swings on Joe but gets caught into a SLEEPER! Daivari drags Hook up, wrenches an arm, but Hook ducks the Lion’s Lariat to get the REDRUM!! Body scissors, and then Daivari TAPS! Joe & Hook win!

Winners: Samoa Joe & Hook, by submission

OH, Shibata’s had Sterling in a sleeper this whole time! No wonder Sterling wasn’t protesting! But while Nese & Daivari are Premier Athletes, we know Joe, Hook & Shibata are some dangerous men! Will this trio take over AEW by putting all their opponents to sleep?

 

AEW hears from Stephanie Vaquer.

La Primera says, “Mercedes, I will give you props. You are one of the best. And now, you are coming for the title that was ‘supposed to be yours?’ Hmm. Your arrogance is just plain offensive. I work hard every day, all over the world, instead of just sitting around and walking on red carpets. This belt is mine, and it’s not going anywhere. At Forbidden Door, Stephanie Vaquer is going to become the first-ever NJPW Strong AND TBS Double Champion. Because I am La Primera.” To be the best, you gotta beat the best, so will Vaquer prove she’s truly THE best when she dethrones The CEO?

 

AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Zeuxis!

Well speaking of The CEO, she’s now in action against Vaquer’s CMLL Women’s Tag Team Championship partner, the very title Vaquer wants being on the line! Will Mone prove she’s not just a fighting champion, but that she’s got what it takes to stay champion? Or will La Diosa Guerrera use her Puerto Rican Power to make her and Vaquer into a Two Woman Power Trip?

The introductions are made, the TBS title is raised, and we see who will walk through The Forbidden Door!

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Zeuxis puts Mone on ropes, then pulls hair! The ref counts, Zeuxis lets off, and Mone is annoyed already. Zeuxis eggs Mone on but the fans rally behind The CEO. Mone and Zeuxis tie up, Zeuxis waistlocks, spins Mone, then gets around again, to flying-mare! Zeuxis chinlocks and grinds Mone down, but Mone fights up fast. Zeuxis shifts to a headlock, Mone powers out, but Zeuxis runs her over! Things keep moving, Mone drops but Zeuxis rolls. Zeuxis sidesteps Mone, hurdles, then drops down but Mone rolls! Mone does her dance, the fans cheer, but Zeuxis kicks low!

Zeuxis mocks the dance, CLUBS Mone, then whips. Mone tilt-o-whirls, just manages the second time, and DEJA VU RANAS! Mone then waits on Zeuxis, then basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Zeuxis is tougher than that but Mone keeps cool. Mone CHOPS Zeuxis, knuckle locks, then goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! The fans fire up with Mone, she runs up at Zeuxis, but Zeuxis rolls her up, with a bridge! TWO!! Mone escapes that, but Zeuxis ROCKS her, then ROUNDHOUSES her! Mone drops to her knees, Zeuxis BOOTS her, then runs. Mone runs and trips Zeuxis, then drags her out! Mone uses the desk to FLYING ARM-DRAG again!

The fans fire up with Mone, then storms up on Zeuxis. Mone puts Zeuxis in, drags her up, but Zeuxis fights the suplex! Zeuxis ROCKS Mone, SWEEPS the leg, then SHOTGUNS her off the apron! Mone tumbles, Zeuxis builds speed, and Zeuxis DIVES! Direct hit with the tope suicida, and then Zeuxis RIPS a fan’s sign for Mone! The fans boo but Zeuxis soaks it up as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ref checks Mone and she’s okay to continue, so Zeuxis drags her up. Zeuxis puts Mone in the ring, then CHOKES her on ropes! The ref counts, Zeuxis lets off, and she argues with the ref. Zeuxis then drags Mone up, whips her corner to corner, and runs in to UPPERCUT! Mone sits down, Zeuxis swaggers back to the far side, and then runs in to METEORA! Cover, TWO! Mone’s tougher than that and Zeuxis grows frustrated. Zeuxis drags Mone back, hooks up the legs, and then pulls on the arms! Right up into the ROMERO SPECIAL! Mone endures, so Zeuxis drops her, but keeps the legs hooked. Mone turns things over and goes for Zeuxis’s arms!

Mone pulls, pulls and pulls into the ROMERO SPECIAL! Zeuxis endures, Mone drops her hard, and is finally free of the leg hook. Mone storms up, drags Zeuxis up, but Zeuxis ROCKS her! Zeuxis TOSSES Mone by her hair, then soaks up more heat. Zeuxis goes over to Mone, drags her around, and clamps on a CAMEL CLUTCH! Zeuxis makes Mone smile with fishhooks, but lets off as the ref reprimands. Zeuxis then ties up Mone’s legs and pulls her into the BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Dynamite returns to single picture as Mone endures being bent back! Mone manages to pop free and cover, TWO! Zeuxis and Mone both rise, and Mone blocks a kick!

Mone KNEES Zeuxis, runs, but into a fireman’s carry! POP-UP POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Mone survives and Zeuxis is seething! Zeuxis vows to end this, and she drags Mone up. Zeuxis fireman’s carries, but Mone turns pop-up into RANA! Cover, TWO!! Zeuxis escapes, and she RAMS Mone into a corner! Zeuxis RAMS in again and again, then SLAPS Mone! The fans boo but Mone BOOTS Zeuxis back! Mone goes up, leaps, sunset flip, but Zeuxis rolls through! POINT-BLANK METEORA! Cover, TWO! Mone survives again and Zeuxis scowls. Zeuxis wheelbarrows, but Mone makes it a BULLDOG! The fans fire up as both women are down!

Mone rises, Zeuxis is in a corner. Mone runs in to DOUBLE KENE! Zeuxis sits down, so Mone METEORAS! Snapmare and Mone goes up top! METEORA! Cover, TWO!! Zeuxis survives and Mone is shocked! Mone brings Zeuxis up to snap suplex, and that’s Una Amiga! Then another for Dos Amigas! Zeuxis blocks the third, wrenches and reels Mone in, underhooks for a TIGER LUNG BLOWER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Mone survives and Zeuxis is beside herself! “This is Awesome!” as Zeuxis climbs up, MOONSAULT FLOPS as Mone moves! Mone runs, rolls, slips around, and Gory Especials for the MONE MAKER!! Cover, Mone wins!

Winner: Mercedes Mone, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)

The CEO got more than she bargained for out of Zeuxis, but nothing she couldn’t handle! Will Mone make sure that she not only holds onto this gold, but adds the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship to the collection?

 

AEW hears from Mina Shirakawa.

The Fighting Gravure Idol says, “AEW, you love me~!” Mariah May helps read the résumé: a FIVE-TIME Stardom Champion; singles, tags, trios, she’s done them all! Mariah always knew Mina was special, and that America would fall in love with her. Mina says she used to be a model, but wanted to put on a big show. Her entrance is colorful, exciting, energetic, and of course, sexy! Mina & Mariah founded Stardom’s Club Venus, won the tag titles together, and Mina has always been like a big sister. They love wrestling and being together.

Mariah assures us, when that switch flips, she goes from “kawaii Mina-chan” to one of the most dangerous women Mariah’s ever seen. And that’s why Mariah’s glad they’re friends. Mina says she’s come to America and AEW to take over! She wants all the matches, all the gold! You want Mina? She wants everything~!

Cut to Mariah by Toni Storm’s side.

The protege snuggles up with her mentor, The AEW Women’s World Champion, and we also have Luther and Renee Paquette. Renee says we just saw the video package from Mina, and while Mina is a very credible opponent, she is also very… close with Mariah. Toni says that was hardly a video worth watching. Mariah thanks “Miss Storm” for getting her into the Women’s Owen Hart Cup, she will not let Storm down. Storm knows. And secondly, Mariah is happy that Mina is coming back next week! Sigh. And? She wants to do a contract signing with Storm, face to face. Storm scowls but Mariah says she will host it to keep everyone on the same page.

Renee says before that, Storm does have a match on Rampage against Alex Windsor. Oh what a tangled web we weave when everyone wants a shot at the “wide load that holds the gold!” Nevertheless, Storm’s chin is lifted, her tits have persevered, and you ALWAYS watch for the shoe! Come, Mariah, time for a waxing. They head out, Luther shrugs and follows. Will the Leading Lady use “Iron Will Windsor” as a mere warm-up for the real attraction? Will Mina behave herself when she and Storm are face to face next Wednesday night?

 

“Big Bill” Morrissey is in the ring.

“The Redwood” welcomes us all to TV Time with The Learning Tree, Chris Jericho. “If there is one thing that Chris has taught me, it’s that it’s never too late to start learning, and it’s never too early to start winning. Am I right? This guy knows what I’m talking about!” With that in mind, here he is! The Socrates of Pro-Wrestling, The Guru of Giving Back, The Michael Jordan of Michael Jordans! The Learning Tree, Chris Jericho! Jericho makes his entrance, “Bad Apple” Bryan Keith following behind as the tron now says Jericho’s been “For The World” Champion for 53 days. Jericho waves hi to everyone as he steps into the ring.

Jericho gets his own mic and says, “Hi, guys~! Hi, everybody~! Who wants more TV Time? You know I do! I also wanna says thanks to all the Branches, this new Learning Tree T-shirt just came out 15 minutes ago on Shop AEW, already one of the fastest selling shirts in AEW history. Thanks, everybody~! Who wants one? Who wants one?” The fans cheer, but Jericho doesn’t throw the shirt. Jericho also wants to add that he was eating some corn backstage at catering, and he knows it was grown right here in Des Moines, Iowa. He’s gotta say, it was a little bit ripe and here’s why, because he knows a little bit about farming.

You need to grow corn in fertile, well-trained soil with a pH level of 6 to 6.8. This corn was about a 7, and that doesn’t work for Jericho, brother. So next time, please fortify the soil with more compost if you wanna make better corn. Jericho smiles and Keith says unless you wanna grow some lame ass corn, RESPECT Chris Jericho! And speaking of respect, Jericho knows they all respect each other here. The Learning Tree respects all of his Branches in the Jericho Vortex, both out here in the arena, at home watching on TV, and the wrestlers in the back. And there are a couple youngsters who need a little advice to reach the next level.

Let’s bring ’em out right now. Everyone give it up for Marq Quen & Isiah Kasisdy, Private Party! The fans do cheer as Quen & Zay make their way out, Big Bill vibing to the theme song. Private Party steps into the ring, and Jericho says if they’re gonna do shots, make sure they have a designated driver. But also, Jericho wants to say they have been doing great work. Right, everybody? Private Party’s high-flying is off the charts, next level, and they’ve done great things. The one thing they haven’t been doing lately, though, is winning matches. The reason for that is that their basics just aren’t up to snuff. Jericho doesn’t know who trained them, but he wasn’t very good.

And since Jericho was trained by the late, great Stu Hart over 33 years ago in the Hart Dungeon in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Jericho knows a thing or two about doing the basics properly. Headlocks, running the ropes, proper takedowns. He saw them fly off the top rope, but they don’t even do that properly! It’s technically unsound, guys. Zay says well, how about he teaches them? Zay wants to see it. Quen wants to see it! And pretty sure everyone in Iowa wants to see it! In fact, Jericho is a legend, an OG. Some might even call him… The Caitlin Clark of AEW. Iowa likes that shoutout! Kevin says respect.

Jericho says yeah, he might even throw a three-pointer! He’ll show them how to climb a corner, just as the late, great Owen Hart, one of the greatest high-flyers of all time, showed him. Jericho shows you put a foot here on the bottom rope, then the second, then the very top. See? That easy. And then you stand and do a move. Makes sense? yes, thanks for this lesson. Did they learn from The Learning Tree? Yes, they did. But here’s a lesson from them! Zay TRIPS Jericho up! Jericho gets stuck on the top, Keith runs up but Quen TOSSES him! Bill’s too busy making sure people are admiring Jericho to know what’s happened!

Bill turns around, sees what happened, and then he runs up! Private Party DUMPS Bill out, then they build speed to DOUBLE DIVE! Down go Bill & Bryan! The fans fire up as Zay uses that lesson to climb, and SWANTON BOMB! Quen does the same, so he can hit a SHOOTING STAR! Bill & Bryan run back in but Private Party gets outta there! Quen & Zay just taught us that Jericho’s arrogance makes him gullible. But will the Redwood & Bad Apple make sure Quen & Zay pay for their disrespect?

 

The Forbidden Door has an IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match set!

After Jon Moxley retained the title in a wild Lumberjack match, he dared anyone to step up to the plate. And who stepped up? Tetsuya Naito did! Moxley took the title from Naito in Chicago, so now Naito looks to return the favor in Long Island! Naito’s a big baseball fan, will he knock this one out of the park? Or will Moxley strike him out, for good?

 

Bullet Club Gold speaks.

Bang Bang Gang has so many title belts, they’re using them as weights for a good pump. Austin Gunn says it is the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Collision, and all they keep hearing about is how badass The House of Black is. But what? Are they returning? In action? Sitting all crisscross applesauce? What do they even do?! Colten knows! Lights off. Lights on. OOOH~!! How scary~! The House of Black call themselves “the reapers of the trios division,” but three-quarters of the trios champs say otherwise. All they reap is GOLD~! Juice Robinson says ooh~, House of Black~! They want some action on Saturday night?

Then how about some action with the Bang Bang Gang? They ARE the Collision Cowboys! Collision is the House The Bang Bang Gang Built! And in Youngstown, Ohio, this town ain’t big enough for the both of ’em! The House’s asses are getting kicked! DO YOU GET IT!? Juice smacks #Cardblade, and Austin says if they’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for ya! GUNS UP! Will the Bang Bang Gang really shoot down Malakai, Brody & Buddy? Or will they all regret it in The End?

 

Daniel Garcia VS Nick Comoroto w/ Jacoby Watts!

The Red Death has gotten back on track as he chases down the International Championship, but he still needs more. Will he get more than enough out of the Wrecking Ball that stands before him? Or will the teachings of HE, Jacoby, finally lead Comoroto to a bright future?

The bell rings and Comoroto runs up, but Garcia dodges! Garcia fires off fists int he corner, lets off, then stomps away! The ref counts, Garcia digs his boots in, but lets off to runs side to side. BOOT WASH! The fans fire up, Jacoby is upset, and we see Will Ospreay watching this. The Aerial Assassin may have Fenix to worry about in the main event, but seems he’s keeping an eye on Garcia. Garcia goes corner to corner at Comoroto, but Comoroto scoops and trophy lifts! Garcia slips free, reels Comoroto in, and hits a SAIDO! We also see MJF watching this now, hand wrapped in an icepack. Could the Wolf of Wrestling be interested in Garcia’s future, too?

Garcia drags Comoroto up, into a GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! Comoroto flails but that grip is tight! Comoroto fades, but Garcia gives him the RED CROSS! Cover, Garcia wins!

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by pinfall

The fans are all fired up with Garcia, and he raises his fists, to do his dance! Garcia made quick work of a big opponent, but will he be going after bigger and better soon enough?

In fact, Renee walks over to Ospreay and notes Garcia’s made it very clear he wants a shot at the International Championship. In moments, Ospreay puts that title on the line against Fenix, but how is his body holding up after all these defenses against all these different wrestlers? Well, the body is fine. He’d love to stay and talk about how sick a wrestler Garcia is, but he does have to focus on Fenix. His mind is elsewhere because of Forbidden Door. So uh, he’s got a match to deliver, and a contract as well. See you soon. Ospreay heads out, will he still have his gold when he arrives in Long Island?

 

PAC speaks.

“What a triumphant return to the company. Loss after loss, failure after failure. I have been extorted and trodden on by every Tom, Dick & Harry going, and I’ll be honest with you… It’s humiliating. I’m supposed to be a bastard, but I feel like a bitch. But good news? The good news is, that ends now. I am done with apathy. I’m angry, I’m angry again! And I am at my very best when I’m angry. So here’s what’s gonna happen. I will be entering the Owen Hart Cup. I will be winning the Owen Hart Cup. And I will go on to claim my AEW World Championship opportunity at Wembley Stadium.

“Because I will be DAMNED if a talent of my caliber never gets his Wembley moment. And I will be DAMNED if a talent of my caliber never wins the biggest prize in this industry! This will be my redemption story. Oh, and one more thing. Bang Bang Billy Gang? Don’t you dare for one second think that Death Triangle has forgotten what you did to us. We don’t forget.” The Bastard’s sinister smile surely means bad things for all who stand in his way. Will Pac take the Cup to then go All In on the world title?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

On top of it being the one-year anniversary, we will see another Forbidden Door appetizer as The Blackpool Combat Club is in another 8 Man Tag! They’re taking on Rocky Romero, Lio Rush and the NEW Undisputed NJPW Tag Team Champions, TMDK’s Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls! Will Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, Bryan Danielson & Wheeler Yuta keep up the momentum from last week? Or will Azucar, The Bad Child & The Mighty score an early victory for NJPW?

 

AEW Blood & Guts 2024 is official!

While The Elite want to fight the best of the best, we still don’t know who is stepping inside the double-ring, double-cage! However, we know that it will all go down on Wednesday, July 24th, in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena! Who will be brave enough to face Jack Perry, Kazuchika Okada & The Bucks on that brutal battlefield?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Dynamite!

Speaking of facing The Elite, Christopher Daniels has found contenders to take on the champions in the Title Eliminators! First, The Young Bucks have had beef with The Acclaimed, so now they’ll settle this in a match! Can Max Caster & Anthony Bowens earn some golden tickets to the tag titles? And then

 

AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS Rey Fenix!

We know The Aerial Assassin is ready, we know The Immortal Firebird is ready, so all that’s left is to do the damn thing! Ospreay drops off his signed title match contract to Nana & Swerve as they sit ringside, will he still be golden stepping into The Forbidden Door? Or will Fenix lighten his luggage on the way to Long Island?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who flies high, and who crashes and burns!

The bell rings and the fans fire up as these two stare down. The fans already cheer “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for making this one possible. Fenix and Ospreay step up, and the forearms start flying! The fans cheer as they go forearm for forearm, neither man backing down! They do hit harder, and Ospreay ROCKS Fenix! Then CHOPS! Then whips, but Fenix ducks ‘n’ dodges to tiger feint rewind! Ospreay ducks the heel kick, Fenix ducks the hook kick! Fenix kicks low, whips, but Ospreay handsprings! Fenix dodges to handspring, and Fenix hits a LETHAL INJECT- NO, Ospreay handstands out of the cutter!

Fenix avoids Ospreay’s Buzzsaw kick, then kips up! Both men stand off and the fans are thunderous already! Iowa cheers “Both These Guys! Both These Guys!” and Ospreay blocks Fenix’s superkick. Ospreay ROCKS Fenix again, CHOSP again, then whips again. Fenix ducks ‘n’ dodges again, then RANAS! Ospreay tumbles out of the ring and the fans fire up! Fenix goes up and up and tightrope walks, but Ospreay avoids the kick to BOOT! Fenix CHOPS! Fenix blocks a boot, puts that leg in ropes, but Ospreay just slips inside. Ospreay ROCKS Fenix, builds speed, and BOOTS Fenix down! The fans fire up and Ospreay gets that energy to build!

Ospreay aims, PLANCHAS, but Fenix slides in! Fenix BOOTS Ospreay, steps out, and FLYING RANAS! Fenix then gets Ospreay back in, to springboard FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and Fenix frowns, but the fans rally as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Fenix clamps onto Ospreay, traps an arm, and then pulls on the other. Fenix learned this one from Penta, but Ospreay fights it off! Fenix CLUBS Ospreay, drags him up, and bumps him off buckles. Fenix CHOPS, then stalks Ospreay to another corner. Ospreay ROCKS Fenix, ROCKS him again, then ROCKS him again! Fenix CHOPS back! And ROCKS Ospreay in return! Fenix fires off in the corner, then digs his boots in. The ref counts, Fenix wrenches to WRING Ospreay out, into an omoplata, and RINGS OF SATURN! Ospreay endures, even as Fenix digs an elbow into the ribs! Ospreay fights around, but Fenix CLUBS him again and again!

Fenix drags Ospreay up to run and basement DROPKICK! Cover, ONE!! Fenix BUZZSAWS Ospreay! Ospreay writhes and Fenix fires up. Fenix goes to the far side, comes back as Ospreay stands, and CLUBS him to a corner. Fenix CHOPS, and CHOPS, and Swerve seems mildly impressed. Fenix snapmares Ospreay, traps an arm, then pulls on the other. Ospreay fights but Fenix has the double wristlock. Fenix CLUBS the arm, pulls on it, but Ospreay fights free. Ospreay ROCKS Fenix, but Fenix CHOPS Ospreay! Fenix eggs Ospreay on, so Ospreay fires another forearm. Fenix CHOPS again, and that fires Ospreay up!

Ospreay CHOPS, and CHPOS, but Fenix knees low! Fenix CLUBS and HAMMERS Ospreay, Dynamite returns to single picture, and then Fenix says “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix whips, Ospreay reverses but Fenix tilt-o-whirls, into the IRON OCTOPUS! Ospreay endures, fights up and THROWS Fenix away! The fans fire up again as Ospreay goes to a corner. Fenix runs in, Ospreay BOOTS him away, then Ospreay goes up and out to springboard, PIP PIP CHEERIO! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Swerve is still only mildly impressed as Ospreay kips up. Ospreay drags Fenix up but Fenix fires a forearm. So Ospreay fires a flurry!

Ospreay whips, Fenix reverses, but Ospreay handsprings to NEURALIZER KICK! Ospreay hurries to cover, TWO! Fenix stays in this but Ospreay stays cool as the fans rally up. Ospreay brings Fenix around, reels him in and underhooks, but Fenix back drops free! Ospreay staggers up, Fenix runs in, but into an elbow! Ospreay goes up, Fenix somersaults to SHORYUKEN! Fenix climbs up after Ospreay, but Ospreay fires forearms in return! Fenix drops back, comes back, and JUMP SOBATS! Ospreay wobbles, Fenix goes to the apron, and then Fenix climbs up. Ospreay fires forearms in return, then ROCKS Fenix!

Ospreay HEADBUTTS Fenix, Fenix sits on the rope, but then Fenix jumps up to SUPER DUPER STEINER!! Only for Ospreay to land on his feet!! He’s done stuff like that before, but it’s still amazing every time he does! As such, Des Moines is thunderous as Ospreay dusts himself off. Ospreay runs up, dodges Fenix, and then tilt-o-whirl DDTS! But Fenix handsprings through!? Now that’s wild! Ospreay is just as stunned as the fans, but then things speed up again. Tiger feint rewind, HEEL KICK! HOOK KICK! Ospreay loads up, HIDDEN- NO, Fenix dodges! Osprey ducks a roundhouse, Fenix blocks a roundhouse, but then DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSES hit!!

Both men wobble, Fenix SOBATS! Fenix whips, Ospreay reverses, and SPANISH- NO, Fenix smothers that, only for Ospreay to lift Fenix up! AIR RAID BUSTER!! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives that modification and the fans are thunderous again! Fenix and Ospreay slowly stir, “This is Awesome!” as Dynamite goes picture in picture again!

Ospreay waits on Fenix, then calls his shot! But Fenix falls over! Ospreay stops his jump, Fenix rolls out of the ring and to the floor. Ospreay keeps cool, letting the ring count handle this. Fenix is still down at 5 of 10, but he rises up at 7. The count is 9, but Fenix slides in at 9.5! Fenix staggers but he hasn’t given up! Ospreay eggs him on, so Fenix fires forearm after forearm! Ospreay DECKS Fenix with just one! The ref checks Fenix while Ospreay paces. Fenix is still in this so Ospreay sits him up. Ospreay gives Fenix Kawada Kicks! Ospreay tops it off with a KICK, and Fenix flops back over! Ospreay waits on Fenix, and Fenix rises again.

Ospreay eggs Fenix on, then CHOPS him back down! Fenix reaches out, sits back up, and Ospreay brings him around. Fenix CHOSP, but Ospreay CHOPS! Fenix falls back over, Ospreay gets Des Moines fired up again, and Fenix flounders. Dynamite returns to single picture again, and Fenix CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOSP! Ospreay DECKS Fenix again! Ospreay stands Fenix up, DECKS him again, then stands him back up. Ospreay ROCKS Fenix, but Fenix suddenly tilt-o-whirls into an IRON OCTOPUS!! The fans fire up as Ospreay endures, powers up again, but into a CRUCIFIX DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!

The fans fire up as Ospreay escapes, and Fenix hurries to a corner. Ospreay runs up, Fenix ELBOWS back, then goes up and QUEBRADAS! Ospreay gets under, only for Fenix to waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!!! Ospreay escapes again and the fans fire back up! Fenix stands Ospreay up to fireman’s carry, but Ospreay slips free to underhook! STORM- NO, Fenix somersaults through to a cover, TWO!! Fenix BOOTS, whips, but Ospreay reverse to TIGER WALL KICK, ENZIGIRI, and then springboard! OSCUT- NO! Fenix turns that into a back suplex! Ospreay lands out, dodges the elbow, and springboards again! OSCUTTER!!

Both men are down and the fans are fired up again! Ospreay crawls to a cover, TWO!! “This is Awesome!” as neither man is done yet! Ospreay rises, he pulls off the elbow pad, and he takes aim from the corner. Fenix sits up, into the HIDDEN- SOMERSAULT RANA! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay stands up, into Fenix’s SUPERKICK! Ospreay goes to a corner, Fenix says “ANIMO!!” Somersault and- HIDDEN BLADE!!! Ospreay isn’t done there, he goes to the corner. Swerve actually looks intrigued as he sees Ospreay climb up. Ospreay looks over at Swerve and now Swerve stands up. Does Ospreay dare do what it looks like he’s gonna do?

Ospreay says this is HIS house! Swerve takes off the sunglasses in indignation, as Ospreay steals the KILL STOMPS!! Fenix flounders, Ospreay reloads, HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall (still AEW International Champion)

The Aerial Assassin continues to show his arsenal is endless, and that he can even use someone else’s weapon just as masterfully! Swerve storms up to the ring, and now the champions both stare down. Ospreay smiles and offers a handshake, but Swerve says Ospreay thinks this is a game. Does Ospreay think Swerve’s playing with him? This is LIFE they’re playing with! This title changes your LIFE! Swerve’s the one standing in between Ospreay and that! Ospreay is still that immature little child Swerve met 10 years ago! Ospreay wants to keep having these matches? Then keep doing that week after week, because he can’t hold the world on his shoulders! He’s not strong enough!

But then Ospreay SNATCHES the belt right out of Swerve’s hands! The fans are going nuts as Ospreay looks at both belts, and then puts them both on his shoulders! Swerve scowls as Ospreay says it looks like he is strong enough. The fans chant “OSPREAY TWO BELTS!” Swerve steps closer, and says Ospreay’s lucky they’re still friends. Anybody else does this, he puts them in a grave. Swerve takes his title back, and Ospreay points to the Forbidden Door sign in the rafters. Will we see Ospreay Two Belts become a reality? Or will AEW still be Swerve’s House?


My Thoughts:

A great Dynamite here, a lot of great wrestling, but I wouldn’t say this was a full show of wrestling as Daniels said. That first hour was definitely much more wrestling than talking, but then like hitting a speedbump, there was TV Time with Chris Jericho. Now, that was probably on purpose, because that’s the gag. Jericho continues to be this obnoxious and disingenuous locker room leader that does things like a kids show host talking down to grown adults, and it’s hilarious to me. Especially put alongside Bill constantly bringing up these sayings that I doubt Jericho actually taught him, and Bryan demanding respect on Jericho’s behalf. But at the same time, of course Private Party showed Jericho up, and now we’ll get Private Party VS Bill & Bryan for like Rampage or Collision.

Great opening promo segment here, we got a LOT out of it. For one, Blood & Guts is coming back, The Elite VS some other form of Team AEW, which has at least Swerve and what looks like Acclaimed & Daddy Ass. I kinda wouldn’t mind if they just kept this at 4v4 but there’s a lot of potential for finding a fifth man for each side. And y’know what? Hangman Page needs to be in this match. Hangman has his beef with Swerve, but he might also dislike how The Bucks have handled things, so he could pull a swerve and turn on The Elite to help Team AEW. I also like that instead of the tradition of shirts, The Elite is using Reeboks as the recruiting item.

Another thing was it gave a great segue into Dustin Rhodes VS Jack Perry. Should’ve figured Dustin would bleed, and that he would lose. Jack Perry gets his shot at the title he was gonna be gifted, and depending on who else gets in on this match, there’s still a very good chance Jack wins just to rub this in everyone’s faces. Now, Daniels making Title Eliminators, Acclaimed VS Bucks, there’s a good chance The Acclaimed finds a way to win so that they’ll force a tag title match at Forbidden Door or some point along the way, but certainly before Blood & Guts in late July. And they’re probably still working on who is facing Okada, to try and make it someone who stands a chance.

Great squash win for Rush, and great brawl with MJF. I don’t know why AEW needs to make Rush “foreigner who talks trash on America” when he could just talk trash on MJF directly, but whatever, great brawl with MJF and great move giving us a commercial free grudge match next week. Great promo segment from Cassidy, O’Reilly & Briscoe, Mark Briscoe is a highly underrated promo guy because everything he said felt so natural, off the top of his head, and it had such great energy. Kyle’s face during that was basically my face, I was loving it all. Great Six Man Tag, and I suppose the Heels winning makes sense, especially with all the extra guys on the outside. And of course Kris gets her shot on Willow. Definitely gonna need a Mixed Tag/Mixed Six/something big for this story’s blowoff(s).

Great stuff from Joe & Hook just punking out The Premier Athletes, hilarious even with how Shibata had another camera and then got after Sterling. Not sure why Josh Woods hasn’t gotten involved yet but maybe they wanted to keep this from being a trios thing just yet. Good promo from Bang Bang Gang to call out The House of Black, and if not for Edge’s leg injury, I feel like he’d be leading The House in fighting Bang Bang Gang for the Unified Trios AND TNT Championships, so that one faction would have (for whatever goofy reason) TEN belts to carry around. In fact, they could’ve been the Blood & Guts match instead. But instead, I fear The House of Black is being fed to Bang Bang Gang to help build them up now that Juice is back.

Pac had a very good promo to put his comeback in perspective. Maybe Pac gets in on the TNT Championship story to be the one guy other than Jack Perry who could win. And then maybe we get Death Triangle having a feud for all those belts instead of House of Black? Hard to say, but something has to go right for Pac at some point. Very good promos from Mina, Mariah and Storm, especially with Mariah trying to be peacekeeper. Shingo Takagi having a quick message to say he’s getting in on the Men’s Owen Hart Cup is great stuff. The Rampaging Dragon is a great wrestler, has a great attitude, he’ll make the tournament a lot of fun.

Great match from Mone VS Zeuxis, both women looking great. But naturally, Mone was gonna win that so that we stay on track towards Mone VS Vaquer. Very good promo from Vaquer, and while it’s all kayfabe, I like her telling Mone is horribly arrogant to think any belt was made for her. I said before that it’d be awesome if Vaquer actually won and that angered Mone into becoming a Heel that then goes after the women’s world title. At the same time, Vaquer being a CMLL talent, she probably loses to let Mone be the one going between AEW and NJPW. As wild as it would be for Vaquer to hold four belts at one time, that’s a lot of work, so it’s more reasonable for Mone to be doing double duty and let Vaquer focus on her CMLL belts.

Garcia got quite the quick win over Comoroto, which certainly serves his story of being title worthy. Ospreay watching made all the sense in the world but MJF’s is an intriguing one. MJF is from Long Island, Garcia is from Buffalo, could there be a New York connection going? And of course Ospreay VS Fenix was an awesome main event, it wasn’t gonna be anything less, even if the title wasn’t on the line. Swerve being ringside was good for that final moment where Ospreay uses Swerve’s move just to add on to his own stuff. Great closing confrontation, and it seems Ospreay’s story is mostly that wrestlers who’ve been here just a few years more than him still look down on him on some level.

Now, I’m still thinking Ospreay will pull double duty on Forbidden Door, which could be him trying to earn that respect from Swerve by retaining one title while going for another, but it might just upset Swerve that Ospreay thinks he can win twice on one night. All the more reason Swerve will retain at Forbidden Door, but they probably won’t do that. Ospreay might end up losing the belt before Forbidden Door, proving Swerve is right that Ospreay can’t do it all. There’s a lot of variables here, and that does make it pretty fun to see how it goes.

My Score: 9/10


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