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Mitchell’s All-Star Jr. Festival Results & Report! (3/1/23)

The best of the best gather!

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NJPW All Star Jr Fest

What goes beyond the Best of the Super Juniors?

With over 20 different promotions represented, history is made as NJPW hosts the world’s very best Junior Heavyweights in Korakuen Hall!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Preshow – Special Present Six Man Tag: Yo Hoshino, Akira Jumanji & Fuminori Abe VS YOH, Kazuma Sumi & Soma Watanabe; Yoh, Sumi & Watanabe win.
  • Six Man Tag: Hiromu Takahashi, Fujita ‘Jr.’ Hayato & AMAKUSA vs HAYATA, YAMATO & Kazuki Hashimoto; Hiromu, Hayato & Amakusa win.
  • Isami Kodaka & MAO VS SHO & Onryo; Kodaka & Mao win, by disqualification.
  • Ganbare Shinjiro Otani 10 Man Tag: Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Jun Kasai, Minoru Tanaka & TAKA Michinoku VS MUSASHI, Shoki Kitamura, LEONA, Chicharito Shoki & Kota Sekifuda; Takaiwa, Kanemaru, Kasai, Tanaka & Taka win.
  • Six Man Tag: Ryusuke Taguchi, Hikaru Sato & Yumehito Imanari VS Great Sasuke, Tigers Mask & Batten Burabura; Taguchi, Sato & Imanari win.
  • Triple Threat Tag: El Desperado & Volador Jr. VS El Lindaman & Yuki Ueno VS “Los Japoneses Del Mal” DOUKI & HANAOKA; Desperado & Volador win.
  • 8 Man Tag: Mistico, Billy Ken Kid, Alejandro & Gurukun Mask VS Dragon Kid, BUSHI, Atlantis Jr. & Black Mensore; Mistico, Billy Ken Kid, Alejandro & Gurukun Mask win.
  • Surprise Bonus Match: Kazuki Hirata VS CIMA; Cima wins.
  • Furious 5 Way: Taiji Ishimori VS Soberano Jr. VS Shun Skywalker VS Ninja Mack VS YO-HEY; Taiji wins.
  • Master Wato VS Atsuki Aoyagi; Wato wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Triple Threat Tag: El Desperado & Volador Jr. VS El Lindaman & Yuki Ueno VS DOUKI & HANAOKA!

The Rogue Luchador and El Predador Grande del Aire (The Great Predator of the Air), the GLEAT One and HERO, and the reunited Los Japoneses Del Mal do battle in a big tag match! How will Desperado and Douki do fighting against each other after being allies?

The teams sort out and this match is under lucha tag rules! If someone falls out, their partner can jump in. But we start with Ueno, Volador and Douki. Fans fire up as Volador puts his mask aside and circles with the others. Douki DROPKICKS Volador out, but Desperado lets it stay to Ueno and Douki. They tie up, Douki wrenches and WRINGS, things speed up, and Ueno hurdles. Douki waistlocks, Ueno elbows out and whips, but Douki reverses. Ueno goes up and over and handsprings, then ducks under the clothesline to roll and headscissor! Ueno kips up and fans fire up but Volador returns with a kick!

Volador runs, things speed up, and Volador handsprings! Ueno avoids the back elbow, things keep moving, and Volador RANAS! Ueno bails out, Douki returns but Volador tilt-o-whirl headscissors! Douki and Ueno are both outside, Volador builds speed, but just somersaults and raises the fist! Fans fire up, but Ueno sends Lindaman! Lindaman kicks Volador, he CLUBS Volador, but Desperado helps Volador fight him off. They double whip but Lindaman ducks the double lariats to shove Volador into Desperado! Volador kicks Lindaman, runs, but Lindaman TOSSES Volador up and out!

Fans fire up with Lindaman, and he builds speed, but Hanaoka trips him up! Hanaoka drags Lindaman out, and aims for the crowd! Hanaoka whips Lindaman, but into the ring. Fans applaud the tricky Hanaoka, but Desperado brings Lindaman up. Desperado welcomes Hanaoka into the ring, and he holds Lindaman. Hanaoka is skeptical of this teamwork, but Desperado assures him it’s all good. Fans rally, Hanaoka powers up, and he CHOPS Lindaman! Hanaoka is surprised, but he fans applaud and Desperado offers a handshake. Hanaoka takes it, but Desperado reels him into a trap! Desperado then shouts to Lindaman to work with him!

Fans fire up as Lindaman returns, and Linda makes sure Desperado is serious. Desperado says it’s all good, so Lindaman runs in, and he AX HANDLES Hanaoka! Fans applaud the teamwork again, and now Lindaman offers a handshake. Desperado takes it, but Lindaman kicks Desperado! And CLUBS him! Fans applaud Lindaman suckering Desperado, and Ueno joins in! Real teammates work together, but Desperado BOOTS Ueno! Ueno runs back in, but Desperado gets away and Ueno CLOBBERS Lindaman! Desperado kicks Ueno, covers, but moves as Ueno jumps in! The knee drops hit Lindaman!

Desperado kicks Ueno again, whips him out, and Volador returns. Volador and Desperado bring Lindaman up, but Lindaman fires off CHOPS, then runs, but into a SPEAR! Desperado sits Lindaman up, whips him to Volador, POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Volador & Desperado double whip Linda corner to corner, then Volador whips Desperado in to clothesline! Volador then runs in to SUPERKICK! Volador whips Lindaman into Desperado’s SPINEBUSTER! High stack, Hanaoka dropkicks it apart! Volador kicks Hanaoka, runs, but into double BOOTS from JDM! Ueno runs in but is sent right back out!

Ueno is stuck in the fetal position and Hanaoka wonders if he’s okay. Douki digs his boot into Lindaman at the corner, and Hanaoka fires the fans up. JDM drag Lindaman up and they double whip. Hanaoka scoops Lindaman for a SIDEWALK SLAM, Douki slingshot sentons! Douki whips Hanaoka, then drops so Hanaoka can leap and ELBOW DROP! Fans fire up and JDM bring Lindaman up. Douki reels Lindman in, Hanaoka helps, ASSIST NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Lindaman survives but JDM argue the count. The count was fair, so Douki CHOPS Lindaman in the corner.

JDM double whip Lindaman corner to corner, then Hanaoka runs in. Lindaman puts Hanaoka on the apron, Douki runs in but Lindaman BOOTS him away! Lindaman swings on Hanaoka but Hanaoka blocks it to wrench and ELBOW BREAKER, ELBOW BREAKER, ELBOW BREAKER! Hanaoka says one more time, and fans agree! Douki sets Lindaman up and Hanaoka again gives an ELBOW BREAKER HAT TRICK! Fans want it one more time again, so Douki sets Lindaman back up. But Lindaman kicks low and hands over Douki’s arm! Douki suffers an ELBOW BREAKER HAT TRICK!

Hanaoka turns around to see what happened! And then Lindaman kicks the ropes to jam Hanaoka up! But then Desperado and Volador double kick Lindaman. They double whip Lindaman to ropes, but he DOUBLE SHOTGUNS them down! Fans fire up, Lindaman goes to his corner and tags in Ueno! Ueno runs in to back body block Desperado, forearm smash Volador, and he runs back to FLYING BRONCO BUSTER Desperado! Ueno whips, Desperado reverses, but Ueno ducks ‘n’ dodges to JUMP RANA! Volador kicks and runs, but into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Fans fire up as Linda and Ueno build speed, to DOUBLE TOPE CONJILO!!

Fans are thunderous as Ueno stands tall, but Lindaman is still down. Ueno makes sure he’s okay, but we see Hanaoka aiming. Hanaoka builds speed, but Ueno runs in to LEG LARIAT! Ueno calls for “Akagiri power!” Fans fire up and Ueno goes up top. Ueno hits a DIVING SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!?! Hanaoka survives but Ueno keeps cool. Ueno drags Hanaoka up, reels him in, but Hanaoka resists the nelson! Hanaoka elbows free, runs in, but Ueno dodges, only to run into a half nelson FACEBUSTER! Hanaoka sets Ueno up for DAYBREAK! Fans fire up as Hanaoka pump handles and lifts, FLOWER HILL! Cover, Lindaman deadlift GERMAN SUPLEXES Hanaoka!

Fans fire up with Lindaman but Douki runs in. Lindaman gets around, he waistlocks, but Douki elbows free! Douki kicks then ENZIGURIS, Voladora SOBATS Lindaman, then Volador feeds Douki to Desperado’s UPPERCUT! Desperado and Volador coordinate, ALLEY-OOP SHOTGUN! Douki and Lindaman bail out and regroup with Ueno. Volador builds speed to FLY! Direct hit on everyone! Desperado cheers Volador, but Hanaoka sneaks in! Roll-up, TWO!! Desperado swings, but Hanaoka wrenches and steals EL ES CULERO! TWO!! Desperado swings, but Hanaoka ROCKS him first!

Hanaoka brings Desperado up, but Desperado wrenches out to spin Hanaoka and underhook, PINCHE LOCO!! Cover, Desperado & Volador win!

Winners: El Desperado & Volador Jr, by pinfall

All three teams meshed so well, but it was Despy and Volador who come out on top! Will this big win help both men climb back up to title scenes in their home promotions?

 

8 Man Tag: Mistico, Billy Ken Kid, Alejandro & Gurukun Mask VS Dragon Kid, BUSHI, Atlantis Jr. & Black Menso-re!

You could even call this the Ocho Mascarillas Match! The Mystic, Salvador del Infierno, Pantera Del Japon and The Diver take on The Child of God, Jet Black Death Mask, The Shark and the Dark Welcome! Which assembly of masked men will be the winning combination?

The quartets sort out and we start with Dragon Kid and Alejandro. Fans fire up as DK shows off with a flip! They circle, feel things out, and tie up. DK waistlocks but Alejandro wrenches out. DK rolls and wrenches back, Alejandro rolls and handsprings and wrenches to a hammerlock. Alejandro spins DK and wristlocks, but DK rolls, handsprings and stands, but into a kick. Alejandro snapmares but DK handsprings through! DK sweeps and covers, ONE! Alejandro sweeps and covers, ONE! Both men DROPKICK, those cancel out, and Alejandro handsprings up! Fans fire up and duel as the two men reset.

DK and Alejandro circle, but Bushi tags in! DK complains that it was a really hard smack, but he still exits. Alejandro tags in Billy Ken Kid. Bushi and Billy circle, tie up, and Billy puts Bushi on the ropes. The ref calls for the ropebreak but Bushi turns things around, and then rolls back to lounge on the mat. Fans cheer and Billy is annoyed. Billy rushes up, Bushi avoids the stomp, they tie up and Billy puts Bushi on the ropes. The ref counts, Billy lets off and mocks the lounging. But Bushi stomps Billy! Bushi whips Billy to ropes but Billy tilt-o-whirl headscissors! Fans fire up and Bushi CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Bushi SLAPS Mensore by accident!

Mensore wants to know what the heck, but Bushi says that was his tag! Mensore gets in the ring, Billy tags in Gurukun. Mensore and Gurukun circle, approach, and Mensore dodges to then show his snake stance! Fans cheer, and the two reset. They approach again, but Mensore dodges again. Mensore shows snake stance, but Gurukun SLAPS him! Then SLAPS the snake on his head! Gurukun SLAPS away, then headlocks, spins, drop toeholds, and then brings Mensore up. Mensore pushes Gurukun and runs but Gurukun comes back, handspring CROSSBODY! Gurukun then kicks and whips Mensore to a corner.

Gurukun runs in, but Mensore DOUBLE CHOPS Gurukun down! Fans fire up while Gurukun bails out. Mensore tags Atlantis, but Mistico tags in! Fans fire up for these two meeting, and there’s even an airhorn honking for “MI-STI-CO!” Mistico gets the fans fired up, but there are “AT-LAN-TIS!” fans, too. The two approach, Mistico SOBATS! Mistico whips Atlantis to a corner, runs in, but Atlantis goes up and over and handsprings, to then catch Mistico to a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Atlantis puts Mistico up top, then in a Tree of Woe, to go corner to corner, FLYING DROPKICK! Mistico falls out of the Tree, Atlantis covers, TWO!

Fans rally up and Atlantis whips Mistico, Mistico handsprings and Atlantis ducks under! Things keep moving, Atlantis stops to throw Mistico up and out. Mistico comes back to GAMANGIRI! Mistico then springboards to FLYING RANA! Fans fire up and Mistico knuckle locks, kicks, and goes up, up and then jumps around to show off, before the FLYING ARM-DRAG! Fans are thunderous as Atlantis bails out! Mistico builds speed to FLY! The tornillo hits Atlantis, and Mistico lands safe on his feet! Fans are fired up again and Mistico goes back to the ring. Billy intercepts Dragon Kid, whips, but DK reverses.

DK runs in but only gets buckles! ENZIGURI, and Billy ROUNDHOUSES DK down! Fans rally, Billy hops up and up and swings, BRONCO BUSTER! Billy keeps the fans going, and Billy struts. Billy then runs in to basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Billy stays fired up, he tags Mistico back in, and Mistico brings DK up. DK breaks free, Mistico avoids the rolling sobat to mule kick! Mistico whips, DK tilt-o-whirls, into the IRON OCTOPUS! Alejandro rushes in but Atlantis kicks him low. Atlantis hooks Alejandro up, for a GORY ESPECIAL! Bushi intercepts Billy and Mensore catches Gurukun, Bushi has an STF and Mensore has a COBRA TWIST!

Fans fire up as the rudos have QUADRUPLE SUBMISSIONS on the tecnicos! But Mistico endures and walks his way over to the ROPEBREAK! All four holds are undone, Atlantis keeps on Alejandro. Alejandro kicks low, runs in, but is put on the apron. Atlantis runs back in but Alejandro blocks his punch to GAMANGIRI! Alejandro springboards, Atlantis ducks under to POP-UP CUTTER! Cover, Billy breaks it! Billy hurries away but Atlantis tags Mensore. Mensore brings Alejandro up but Alejandro kicks low, then kicks again and kicks again. Mensore reels back, but then he pokes Alejandro in the eye!

Mensore CHOPS, POKES, CHOPS, repeat! Fans fire up as Mensore then whips, but Alejandro springboards to dropkick! Tag to Billy, but Gurukun also rushes in. They intercept Bushi and Dragon Kid, put them in corners, and Alejandro does the same to Mensore. They triple whip to send Bushi, Dragon Kid and Mensore into each other! Then they get all the legs to TRIPLE ROWBOAT STRETCH! Mistico and Atlantis run in, Mistico RANAS Atlantis to a cover in the middle of the circle! TWO!! Fans fire up as the rowboat comes apart. The rudos are all sent out, Alejandro coordinates with Billy and Gurukun, they TRIPLE TOPE!!

Direct hits on Bushi, Dragon Kid and Mensore, leaving Mistico and Atlantis legal in the ring! Mistico rushes in but Atlantis leaps over, then comes back. Mistico puts him on the apron but Atlantis shoulders in. Slingshot sunset, but Mistico sits up and goes to the apron. Mistico springboards back in, FLYING RANA again! Atlantis bails out, fans fire up and Mistico builds speed, to go up and up and SUPER CROSSBODY off the corner!! Fans are thunderous for “MI-STI-CO!” but Alejandro puts Dragon Kid in. Alejandro goes up the corner, but Bushi goes after him! Bushi CHOPS, climbs, and Dragon Kid gets out to join him!

They get Alejandro up in an Electric Chair, SUPER DUPER STEINER!! Cover, but Gurukun breaks it! Bushi MISSILE DROPKICKS, then Bushiroonis! Billy runs in but is sent out! Bushi goes out after him but Atlantis is in the ring. Atlantis builds speed to FLY!! The Tope Crossbody hits EVERYONE! Fans are thunderous again but now Mensore is in the ring! Only for Mistico to CROSSBODY him! Mistico keeps moving, tilt-o-whirl and LA MISTICA!! Mensore taps to the armbar, Mistico’s team wins!

Winners: Mistico, Billy Ken Kid, Alejandro & Gurukun Mask, by pinfall

An epic battle of masked wrestlers, and in the end, the heroes win out! But there is still respect between both sides, when and where will we see another epic like this? Bushi hangs around to offer a fist bump to Mensore! Fans fire up, and Mensore returns it with his snake style, only for Bushi to BLACK MIST him! So much for respect!

 

It’s SHOWTIME~!

By complete surprise, it’s KAZUKI HIRATA! DDT Pro’s party boy has the crowd and even Hiromu going wild with his theme, Tokyo GO! And it turns out, he has a match on the card after all! Because stepping up to face him is CIMA!! Will StrongHearts be GLEAT here at this already star-studded event?

Kazuki Hirata VS CIMA!

Both men stand in the ring and fans are thunderous already! Hirata fires up, and he thanks Cima for agreeing to this surprise match. So that means, they should have a surprise DANCE! Fans are thunderous as Hirata offers sunglasses. Cima… slaps Hirata’s hands away! The bell rings, Hirata puts the glasses aside, and Cima rolls him up! TWO!! Hirata escapes and he CLUBS away on Cima. Hirata whips, Cima reverses, elbows him down, then runs to ROLLING SENTON and basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up and Cima follows the invisible line. Cima fires up, but Hirata ENZIGURIS! Hirata says let’s go!

Hirata puts on his sunglasses! Time to dance! But then Cima BOOTS Hirata down! Fans boo but Cima says up theirs, this is supposed to be a match. Fans want more, but Cima says to hell with it. Cima bails out, fans boo, but then Cima goes back in. Cima kicks Hirata, snapmares and wraps on a chinlock! Cima thrashes Hirata, Hirata pleads with him, and then Cima lets him go! Hirata gets water to refresh himself, and then he sits back down for Cima. Fans applaud the odd sportsmanship, and Cima clamps on the SLEEPER! Hirata endures, fights forward, and fans rally as Hirata gets the ROPEBREAK!

Cima lets go, then he brings Hirata back up. Cima cravats, snapmares, goes up and out to slingshot senton back in! Fans applaud, Cima covers, TWO! Cima drags Hirata up, fireman’s carries, WASTELAND, and to the RINGS OF SATURN!! Hirata endures, fights around, reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Cima lets go again and fans rally up. Cima brings Hirata up again, whips him corner to corner, and runs in, but into a BOOT! Hirata runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, and RANAS! Fans fire up as Cima goes to a corner. Hirata runs corner to corner, but Cima just walks away. Hirata hits buckles and falls to the mat and Cima has a laugh.

Cima drags Hirata up, lifts, but Hirata slips free to waistlock. Cima switches, knuckle locks, spins Hirata around and kicks, then runs, into the ONE SLASH! Down goes Cima! Hirata fires up and he gets the sunglasses! Tokyoooo~! Cima sees the other pair and picks them up. Hirata dances around and gets the fans fired up. Cima puts the glasses on!! Cima grooves with Hirata! Fans love it! Hirata and Cima shake hands, Cima raises Hirata’s hand, then he hits an ENZIGURI! Guess Cima didn’t lose himself to the music, he was just playing along. Cima hurries to the top rope, aims, COAST2COAST! Then a snapmare, and Cima goes up top! METEORA!!! Cover, Cima wins!

Winner: Cima, by pinfall

The King of GLEAT was awesome here in this impromptu match! Will Cima be the one partying tonight?

 

Furious 5 Way: Taiji Ishimori VS Soberano Jr. VS Shun Skywalker VS Ninja Mack VS YO-HEY!

Bone Soldier Reborn, the third generation luchador, Tenkūhojin, Mr. Kamikaze and the Flying Playboy is an incredible line-up! They’ve all tasted great success before, but who can say they’re the most ferocious of this furious five?

The bell rings and fans rally up as the five square off. Yo-Hey and Ninja Mack as Noah wrestlers decide to work together, and they rush Taiji! Taiji bails out, and then Shun and Soberano attack Yo-Hey and Mack from behind! They throw hands and headbutts, then whip them crisscross to run corner to corner. Yo-Hey and Mack both BOOT them away, and then Mack uses Shun as a boost to RANA Soberano out of the ring! Yo-Hey runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges then RANAS Shun! Yo-Hey kips up and fans fire up. The Noah wrestlers coordinate, power up, and they build speed, only for the others to trip them up!

Taiji ROCKS Yo-Hey, scoops and POSTS him! Shun toys with Ninja Mack before he POSTS him, too! Taiji and Shun get in the ring and the fans like this stare down. But then Soberano runs in and gets double body shots! Taiji throws hands down on Soberano, he and Shun double whip, mule kick, front kick and BOOT! Fans applaud the teamwork, and then Taiji takes off his shirt to CHOKE Soberano with it! Soberano gets the ROPEBREAK, but a Furious 5 doesn’t really have disqualifications. Taiji still lets off, and Shun claws at Soberano’s mask! Shun fishhooks Soberano’s mouth, then reels him into a seated abdominal stretch.

Taiji and Shun talk it out, and both men trust the other. Taiji basement dropkicks Soberano! Fans applaud, and Shun still fishhooks Soberano. Taiji DECKS Ninja Mack off the apron, Shun rains down fists. Shun stomps Soberano, Taiji stomps Soberano, and they have him in a corner. They mug Soberano, then double whip corner to corner. Soberano reverses to send Shun away, then he SOBATS Taiji! Soberano runs in to clothesline Shun, then he fireman’s carries Taiji. WASTELAND, then a DROP-SPLASH! Soberano keeps going, but Shun puts him on the apron. Soberano shoulders in and GAMANGIRIS Shun away!

Soberano fires up and the fans rally behind him. Soberano goes up top, TORNILLO CROSSBODY on Taiji! Then a FOSBURY FLOP onto Shun! Fans fire up as Soberano lands on his feet right in front of them! Soberano goes back to the apron, he climbs up top, and FLYING- POWERBOMB! Taiji counters that, but Yo-Hey goes after Taiji! Yo-Hey calls to Mack, Taiji swings but into a SUPERKICK! JUMP KNEE! Yo-Hey hits a TWIST OF FATE! Fans fire up, Yo-Hey sets Taiji in the drop zone for Mack’s PHOENIX 630 FLOP as Yo-Hey moves Taiji! Yo-Hey grins with his blue tongue, and he “apologizes” before he puts Mack on ropes.

Yo-Hey runs and DOUBLE KNEES Mack in the back! Yo-Hey keeps moving, GANMEN G! Cover, but Soberano breaks it! Fans fire up and Soberano wags his finger at Yo-Hey. Soberano reels Yo-Hey in, Gory Especial and then the flip, GORY KNEE! Cover, Shun drags Soberano off by his mask! But Soberano breaks free, shoots around, mule kicks and knee lifts! Soberano whips Shun but Shun Quebradas over! Shun catches, spins and underhooks Soberano for a TIGER DRIVER! Cover, Mack SUPERKICKS it apart! Fans fire up, Mack gets Soberano out of the way, but Shun choke grips! Mack kicks free, Shun grabs on again!

Mack pries the choke grip away! But Shun powers it back on! Mack fires body shots! Mack backs Shun down and onto the apron! Fans fire up as Mack powers up, but Shun choke grips again! Mack breaks free to “HADOUKEN!” Shun falls onto Taiji! Fans fire up and Ninja Mack builds speed! Mack handspring kicks Yo-Hey off the apron, then he handsprings all the way back to ULTIMATE SASUKE SPECIAL! Direct hit on Taiji and Shun and fans are fired up for Mack! Mack puts Taiji in, he powers up again, and he ROBINSON SPECIAL SPLASHES! Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO!! Mack grows frustrated but fans rally up.

Mack brings Taiji up, slashes his throat, but Taiji fights the suplex! Taiji throws a forearm, Mack gives it back, and they go back and forth! Mack SOBATS, runs, but Taiji BOOTS him! Soberano is back, Taiji runs in but Soberano sends him over and out! Mack runs in but Soberano KICKS him into WRECKING Taiji with the dropkick! Soberano then has Mack in the ropes, for a LIONSAULT! Yo-Hey returns but Soberano kicks him. Soberano runs, but into a SHOTGUN! Yo-Hey fires up, but Shun sneaks up, wrist clutch and S! S! W!! Cover, but Taiji KNEES Shun down! Taiji says BANG, he hits BLOODY CROSS on Yo-Hey!! Cover, Taiji wins!!

Winner: Taiji Ishimori, by pinfall

Taiji betrays Shun at the very last moment to take this moment for his own! But at the same time, Shun respects it. Will we get to see Taiji and Shun face off 1v1 in the future? Will we see more great combinations like this in the future?

 

Master Wato VS Atsuki Aoyagi!

The Way of the Grandmaster collides with The Drop. This is a big moment for both young Junior Heavyweights, who will live forever as the one to close out All-Star Junior Fest?

The bell rings and fans are dueling already. It starts blending into “WATOGI!” and the two go forehead to forehead. Wato throws a forearm, Aoyagi throws it back, and they go back and forth! Aoyagi gets the edge, ROCKS Wato, then whips. Wato reverses, hurdles, back elbows, uppercuts and runs to BULLDOG! Wato rains down forearms on Aoyagi, then lets off to stomp him. Fans still duel, but Wato drags Aoyagi up. Snapmare and PENALTY KICK! Aoyagi just snarls and stands up. Aoyagi throws more forearms, kicks low, then stands Wato up. Wato SOBATS! Wato whips Aoyagi but Aoyagi handsprings and DROPKICKS!

Fans fire up and Wato bails out. Aoyagi goes to the corner, ASAI MOONSAULT! Aoyagi stares down Hiromu and fans fire up. Aoyagi talks to the fans who both cheer and jeer, and the ring count starts. Aoyagi stomps Wato, brings him up at 11 of 20 and puts him in at 12. Fans applaud, Aoyagi covers, ONE! Aoyagi mocks Wato’s pose and fans boo, but Aoyagi brings Wato. Wato CHOPS! Aoyagi eggs him on so Wato CHOPS! And CHOPS! Aoyagi kicks low, whips, and hip tosses! STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Aoyagi gets Wato’s legs and turns him over, BOSTON CRAB! Aoyagi grins but Wato powers up!

Aoyagi sits back on the hold, Wato still endures and he fights his way around to the ROPEBREAK! Fans applaud, Aoyagi holds on, but lets off at 4 as Red Shoes counts. Aoyagi paces around, then he gives toying kicks. Wato sits up and Aoyagi scuffs him more. Fans rally, Wato stands and he SLAPS Aoyagi! And then he throws forearms! Aoyagi ROCKS Wato in return! Aoyagi runs, but into a DROPKICK from Wato! Both men are down and fans fire up again! Wato and Aoyagi go to opposite corners, they drag themselves up, and Wato runs in. Aoyagi puts him on the apron but Wato blocks the punch to GAMANGIRI! Wato springboards, FLYING UPPERCUT!

Aoyagi bails out, Wato builds speed, and Wato FLIES! Direct hit but a close call for Wato! Fans fire up while both men are down and Red Shoes checks them. Wato stands and he says, “HERE WE GO!” Wato drags Aoyagi up and puts him in and climbs up the corner. Aoyagi stands, into the MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Aoyagi is still in this but Wato keeps his focus. Wato brings Aoyagi up, waistlocks, but Aoyagi fights the lift! Wato CLUBS Aoyagi on the back, whips him to ropes, but Aoyagi handsprings to NEURALIZER! Both men are down again and fans fire back up! The dueling returns, it sounds like “WATSUKI!”

Aoyagi drags Wato up, fisherman’s, but Wato blocks the suplex! Aoyagi keeps trying, but Wato fights free. Wato swings, but into a spin and FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Roll through, to another FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Another roll through, THIRD FIRSHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Wato survives Aoyagi’s take on Three Amigos, but Aoyagi goes up top! MOONSAULT, but he has to land on his feet as Wato moves! Aoyagi ENZIGURIS, whips corner to corner, then runs in, only for Wato to go up and over. Wato keeps moving, sunset flip, into VENDAVAL! Aoyagi endures the crucifix clutch and fans rally up!

Wato thrashes, but Aoyagi fights around with his legs. Aoyagi reaches out, even as Wato cranks on the hold, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Wato lets off quickly and fans rally even harder! Wato grits his teeth, brings Aoyagi up, and he wrenches to hook him up, MOUSE- NO, Aoyagi slips free, tilt-o-whirls, DDT! And then back to the corner! MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Wato survives but Aoyagi keeps his focus. Aoyagi brings Wato up, fisherman’s again, for a POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!!! Wato survives and fans are thunderous! Aoyagi roars and vows to end it! Aoyagi goes up top, FIREBIRD onto knees!! Wato saves himself at the last second!

Fans fire up while both men writhe on the mat. Wato drags himself to the corner, then stands up. Aoyagi runs in, but swings into the crucifix takedown. Hook up, MOUSE TRAP DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! The fans duel, Wato roars, and he brings Aoyagi to the drop zone! Wato goes up top, takes aim, R P P FLOPS!! Aoyagi avoids the corkscrew and both men are down again! Fans continue to rally, and Aoyagi crawls after Wato. Aoyagi throws a forearm, but Wato throws it back. Aoyagi gives another forearm, but Wato gives it back! Both men stand, and Aoyagi throws another forearm! Wato throws it back!

Aoyagi shakes his head, ROCKS Wato, and Wato staggers! Wato comes back, to ROCK Aoyagi! The forearms continue to go back and forth, and fans rally up as Wato gets the edge! Aoyagi SUPERKICKS! Wato swings, misses, Aoyagi SUPERKICKS, but Wato ducks the screw high kick! GERMAN SUPLEX, but Aoyagi lands on his feet! SCREW HIGH KICK! But Wato SCREW HIGH KICKS!! Fans are thunderous, Wato roars, and he reels Aoyagi in, MOUNTAINTOP GERMAN!! Bridging cover, TWO!?!? Fans are all shocked but Wato has reached his boiling point! RECIENTEMENTE!!! Cover, Wato wins!!

Winner: Master Wato, by pinfall

Mirror images of each other battled here tonight, but it was NJPW that conquered AJPW! And as the winner, Wato is awarded a grand prize, a year’s supply of cleaning goods from LEC! Wato does help Aoyagi up to show him respect, which fans applaud. Wato then gets the mic as fans cheer for him. “Everyone, I hope you had a lot of fun watching the show tonight. There are ways of fighting as Junior Heavyweights that there aren’t as Heavyweights. And I like the type of Junior Heavyweights that do what the Heavyweights can’t. And you can leave the future of Junior Heavyweight wrestling to the wrestlers you saw here tonight! Thank you all very much!”

A short and sweet message from Wato! Will he, Aoyagi, and everyone on the All-Star Junior Festival card pave the road for the coming generations of Super Juniors?

As for our host, Hiromu Takahashi, he hops off commentary, encouraging the legends on commentary with him to go to the ring. They all oblige, and the wrestlers on the card from top to bottom all return to get in the ring with them. Fans applaud as they all gather together for an incredible group photo! And even after, as all the others leave, Wato and Aoyagi hang back, to have a fist bump of respect. Remember this moment in history, because this could be just the beginning!


My Thoughts:

I really should’ve left this for Thursday so I could have more time, but this was all still great stuff. I missed Rocky Romero sending a video message from Mexico saying he wants to bring this concept to North America so we could get Junior Heavyweight/Cruiserweight wrestlers from the various promotions over there. That would be pretty great stuff, too, but obviously, WWE wouldn’t be in on that. As for what I covered, I loved every second of it, including Hirata VS Cima being “a surprise.” Great lucha rules for the Triple Threat Tag, and similarly for the 8 Man Tag, that allowed things to be really wild.

That Furious 5 was awesome, too, with the teamwork and betrayals. Ninja Mack has been tearing it up so I’m glad to finally see him for myself. Shun Skywalker looks awesome, too, and it was really fitting that Taiji snatches the win from him. I hope we get more crossovers like this, we need Taiji VS Shun 1v1. And then Wato VS Aoyagi was essentially the one singles match on the card (since Hirata VS Cima was a surprise) and they gave us a great one at that. Wato winning is great for him, and he delivers a smooth, succinct promo, no need to go on and on when the wrestling spoke for itself. And great group photo, too, that was a nice way to end.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (7/13/24)

Collision of Honor!

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Who will head to Arlington, Texas?

Mark Briscoe will defend his ROH World Championship at Death Before Dishonor, but will it be Roderick Strong or Dalton Castle that gets their shot?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Konosuke Takeshita VS Tommy Billington; Takeshita wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS London Lightning, Shawn Moore & Michael Allen Richard Clark; The Bang Bang Gang wins.
  • ROH World Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Roderick Strong VS Dalton Castle; Roddy wins and will challenge for the title at Death Before Dishonor.
  • Nyla Rose VS Ava Lawless; Nyla wins.
  • Top Flight VS Anthony Ogogo & Lee Moriarty; Top Flight wins.
  • Skye Blue VS Harley Cameron; Skye wins.
  • Orange Cassidy & Kyle O’Reilly VS The Kingdom; The Kingdom wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Konosuke Takeshita VS Tommy Billington!

The Alpha of the Don Callis Family is still hunting down championship opportunities, but titles are more elusive than you’d think. Will tonight be Takeshita’s night to earn a shot? Or will he underestimate the new Dynamite Kid?

The bell rings, the fans rally up, and the two circle. The two tie up, and Takeshita shoves Tommy away! Takeshita eggs Tommy on, they tie up again, and Tommy arm-drags Takeshita! The two circle again, Tommy headlocks, but Takeshita powers out. They RAM shoulders, RAM shoulders again, and again! Takeshita BOOTS Tommy, whips, but Tommy runs Takeshita over! The fans fire up while Takeshita bails out and dusts himself off. The fans rally, Tommy waits on Takeshita, and Takeshita goes back to the ring. Takeshita and Tommy circle again, tie up, and Takeshita puts Tommy in a corner. Tommy powers back, they go along the ropes and into another corner.

The ref counts, Takeshita pie faces Tommy, but Tommy SHOTGUSN him! Takeshita comes back, Tommy dodges to headlocks but Takeshita powers out. Tommy ducks ‘n’ dodges and runs Takeshita over! Tommy keeps going but Takeshita dodges the dropkick! Takeshita smirks and ROCKS Tommy with right hands. The ref reprimands but Takeshita stomps Tommy and CHOKES him on ropes. The ref counts, Takeshita lets off to whip, but Tommy reverses. Takeshita stops himself, but Tommy runs up to CROSSBODY! Both men fall out of the ring and the fans rally up. Tommy CLUBS Takeshita, then scoops to SLAM!

The fans rally and Tommy drags Takeshita back up. Tommy smacks Takeshita off the apron, SMACKS him off it again, and again! Tommy RAMS Takeshita into the railing, then sends him back into the ring. Tommy climbs a corner while Takeshita is down, but then Takeshita springs up! Takeshita trips Tommy up top and fires some elbows. Takeshita smirks, goes up and he fires shots., Tommy gives those back, and then Tommy HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS! Takeshita roars, and then BITES Tommy on the head! Takeshita drags Tommy to the very top, SUPER DUPER PLEX! Cover, TWO!

The fans rally as Tommy stays in this. Takeshita clamps on a chinlock, Tommy endures, and fights up as the fans rally. Takeshita KNEES Tommy in the back, and KNEES him again! Takeshita has the motorcycle stretch but Tommy still endures. The fans rally up, Takeshita keeps the stretch on Tommy, but Tommy powers up! Tommy fights to turn this, but Takeshita turns things back onto Tommy. Tommy still endures, so Takeshita ROCKS him! Tommy ROCKS Takeshita! They go forearm to forearm and fans fire up. Takeshita ROCKS Tommy! Takeshita scoops, Tommy slips free, but Takeshita switches. They go around and around, Takeshita POSTS Tommy!

The fans boo but Takeshita soaks it all up. Tommy is writhing on the floor as Collision goes picture in picture.

Takeshita goes out to fetch Tommy, but he’s in no hurry. Takeshita whips Tommy hard into railing! Tommy falls in a heap but Takeshita storms up. Takeshita drags Tommy up and into the ring, then wrenches him for a whip. Tommy hits the buckles hard! Takeshita snarls as he storms up and stands Tommy up. Takeshita whips, Tommy KICKS! Takeshita ROLLING ELBOWS in return! Tommy falls but Takeshita sits him up into a chinlock. Takeshita grinds Tommy down, but Tommy pries at the grip! The fans rally, Tommy rises up, and Tommy fires body shots. Takeshita CLAWS Tommy’s eyes! The ref reprimands while Tommy staggers away.

Takeshita runs corner to corner but Tommy dodges! Takeshita goes up and out to the floor! The cameraman got out of the way this time, he learned from Mortis landing on him last week. Takeshita shakes out the bad leg, but Tommy goes to a corner. Tommy climbs up, takes aim, and Collision returns to single picture as he SUPER CROSSBODIES! Down goes Takeshita and the fans fire up! Tommy puts Takeshita in and goes up again. Calgary fires up as Tommy MISSILE DROPKICKS! Tommy kips up, the fans fire up, and he whips. Tommy LARIATS Takeshita and then snap suplexes! Even Callis admits Tommy is impressive!

Tommy climbs up a corner, but Takeshita rises to ROCK him again! Takeshita then ROCKET LAUNCHES Tommy! The fans boo but Takeshita lines up a shot. Tommy slowly rises, fans rally up, but Takeshita runs corner to corner, only for Tommy to dodge! Tommy runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then tilt-o-whirls! And he manages a gut wrench!? Takeshita flips that around on Tommy and tuck shim in! But Tommy kicks and flails, to gut wrench back! TOMBSTONE!! But Tommy can’t make the cover! The fans rally even harder as Tommy crawls to a corner. Tommy drags himself up to the top, and the fans fire up again!

Tommy aims to DYNAMITE DIVING HEADBUTT FLOP! Takeshita shakes his head and wags his finger, he wasn’t gonna get hit with that one. Takeshita snarls and watches Tommy go to the apron. Takeshita storms up, drags him up, suplexes, but Tommy slips free! The standing switch returns again and again, and Takeshita snatches Tommy into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Tommy survives that whirlpool but Takeshita hauls him up! Takeshita vows to end this, but Tommy slips out of the bomb! Takeshita blocks the cradle to suplex! Tommy slips free again, O’Conner Roll! TWO!!

Takeshita is up, and he BOOTS Tommy! Tommy wobbles, but he ELBOWS back! Tommy whips, Takeshita breaks through the lariat, to LARIAT!! The fans boo but Takeshita takes aim again. Tommy sits up, into the POWER DRIVE KNEE!! Cover, Takeshita wins!

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall

Callis is calling it “The T Trigger,” as if to poke fun at Kenny Omega. But whatever the move’s name, it was a big win for Takeshita. Callis joins Takeshita in the ring to celebrate, but Callis also has a mic. “I have something important to say.” The fans boo even more now. Callis says “This young man right here, he wrestled the match of a lifetime against Takeshita. C’mon, kid.” Tommy sits up and Callis introduces himself. And he says that was a tremendous effort. When Callis looks at Tommy, just 23 years old, the blood of the original Dynamite Kid in his veins, Callis says Tommy has everything he is looking for.

In fact, Callis was thinking on this back. He remembered his mentor, Bad News Allen, was also a mentor to Dynamite Kid. Now, Callis can be Tommy’s mentor. The fans boo but Callis says Bad News and Dynamite Kid would want this! So let’s seal the deal with a handshake! Welcome to the Don Callis Family! The fans boo and say “NO! NO! NO!” Tommy is conflicted. But he takes the handshake?! Callis smiles and asks for an official answer. Tommy looks him in the eyes, and says, “Kiss my ass!” Callis is furious! He SLAPS Tommy! Takeshita says hold on, they can still make this work. But then Tommy grabs Callis!

Takeshita CLUBS Tommy down, stomps him, and even Callis gets his shots in. He calls for back-up, and here comes Kyle Fletcher! The Aussie Arrow steps in to get his shots in! They stand Tommy up so Callis can swing on Tommy! WAIT! FTR is here!? Calgary fires up as Cash & Dax storm out here! The Top Guys throw hands with Fletcher & Takeshita! The fans fire up for FTR as Dax CHOPS Takeshita down! Cash CLUBS away on Kyle, Kyle flops out of the ring, and Callis has his family regroup and retreat! Dax offers a hand, and Tommy takes it. The fans cheer as FTR and Tommy stand tall together. Will they make the Callis Family learn a thing about respect?

 

Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS London Lightning, Shaun Moore & Michael Allen Richard Clark!

Juice Robinson & The Gunns are here, and these #CollisionCowboys are looking to keep up their momentum as AEW heads for Wembley. Will the Unified World Trios Champions be more than ready to go All In?

The trios sort out and the fans rally for “JUICE! JUICE! JUICE!” as he starts against Moore. Juice gives Moore a free shot, so Moore headlocks him. Juice powers up and out, tags Colten, and then Colten tags Austin. Bang Bang Gang hit a body shot, KNEE LIFT, and LARIAT! Juice adds a SENTON, then Colten SPINNING SPLASHES! Austin runs to “GUNS UP!” AX HANDLE! The ref reprimands, but Austin brings Moore around. Austin makes Moore do gun fingers, then he back suplexes. Moor lands out, hot tag to MARC! But Austin dodges, dodges, then trips MARC! Austin says bang bang, tag to Colten.

The Gunns get MARC up, and Colten DROPKICKS him down! Guns Up fist bump! London runs in but Juice JABS, JABS, and JABS! LEFT HAND O’ GOD! London falls out, Juice says beat MARC’s ass! Feed to the 3:10 TO YUMA! Cover, Bang Bang Gang wins!

Winners: The Bang Bang Gang, by pinfall

Bullet Club Gold made quick work of this match, and then Austin gets a mic. He hands that to Colten and Colten says, “Guns up for my Calgary Gold Members~! Alright, the good news is, you got to see the Bang Bang Gang, the best trios champions in the world! The bad news, last week, that turtleneck douchebag, Christian, hurt Jay White. But it’s okay, because as a quarter of the Trios Champions,” Juice can now officially BE a champion! Juice says well, he hates to say they were right but they were right. Tony Khan should’ve anointed Juice when he was told to. Now he has no choice! So with Jay White on the bench, you are lookin’ at THE A E W Unified Trios Champions!

But then someone says hold on, hold on. Christopher Daniels is here, and he doesn’t wanna make the bad news worse, but the thing is… When a team member gets hurt, they cannot allow a substitute. The fans are upset but Daniels says he must STRIP the Bang Bang Gang of those titles! Bullet Club Gold is mad, they thought Daniels was cool! But wait, here comes The Patriarchy… Christian Cage leads Mother Shayna, his “Prodigy Son” Nick Wayne, and Killswitch-Luchasaurus out. Christian tells Calgary to sit down and shut their mouths while he conducts business. Now, Daniels, that is the right call by stripping the Bang Bang Gang.

Now make another right call and anoint The Patriarchy the NEW champions right here and right now! The fans boo that even more! Daniels tells Christian to hold on. Tony Khan is not gonna like that idea any better. But here’s an idea Daniels has that TK is sure to love. Let’s have a Trios Championship match of The Bang Bang Gang VS The Patriarchy, the winners become THE Unified Trios Champions! Austin says let’s make it even easier! Let’s just do it here and now in Calgary! And if Christian ain’t down with that, they’ve got two words for him! GUNS UP!

Christian asks if Bang Bang Gang really wants to do this here and now. YES! Well, then that depends on if the fans want it. The fans cheer “YES! YES! YES!” Well of course they do, they are so desperate to see a championship since The Flames will never get one. That said, the Patriarchy ARE the next champions, BUT they aren’t tarnishing their victory by having it in Calgary. See you down the road, Bang Bang Gang. Captain Charisma is crafty, when and where will he and his “sons” step up to the challenge?

 

The House of Black speaks.

Malakai says, “Writing history is a delicate thing, Arlington, Texas. Because next week, you will be witness when The House of Black starts building what will be the foundation of Wembley.” Brody King barks, but what could they mean by that?

 

AEW shares Jeff Jarrett’s reunion with Martha & Oje Hart.

Never in Double J’s wildest dreams could he have imagined being in Calgary for his friend. After Wednesday Night Dynamite, the world now knows how special Owen Hart was as not just a wrestler but as a man. Martha is so happy that AEW has been able to honor Owen. Owen would be so happy to see this tribute. Oje says it was here in the Stampede Park that he and Jarrett met over 25 years ago. He’s never felt closer to his dad than doing these events.

Jarrett may not have won this year’s Owen Hart Cup, but can he make sure next year’s is even bigger and better?

 

ROH World Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Roderick Strong w/ The Kingdom VS Dalton Castle w/ The Outrunners!

Death Before Dishonor is less than two weeks away, and Mark Briscoe needs himself a challenger! Two former ROH World Champions, who are no strangers to each other, do battle once again to become such a challenger. Will it be the Savior of the Backbreaker or The Peacock that faces The Sussex County Chicken in Arlington?

The bell rings, the two circle, and The Kingdom is already barking at Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd. Roddy and Castle tie up, Castle waistlocks but Roddy wrenches. Roddy slaps Castle around and taunts him. Castle rolls away to ropes and cools of. The fans rally up, the two circle again, and Castle picks a leg to trip Roddy and gator roll him. Castle waistlocks but Roddy goes under the ropes. The ref counts and Calgary is behind Castle as he lets Roddy go. Roddy bails out and regroups with The Kingdom. Taven blocks out the Castle chants, then Roddy rushes in. Castle gets around to waistlock and wrangle Roddy!

Roddy fights up, Castle shifts, but Roddy fights off the chinlock. Castle pushes him to a cover, ONE, but Castle holds onto a leg to keep Roddy down. Roddy BOOTS Castle with the other leg! Castle bails out and he regroups with his new boys, The Outrunners. They pump up for him, and the flexing inspires him! Castle feels that energy, he starts doing laps around the ring, though staying away from The Kingdom. Castle gets in to fire off forearms and CHOPS on Roddy! Castle lifts Roddy but Roddy scrambles onto the ropes. Roddy ROCKS Castle, bumps him off buckles again and again, then goes up the corner.

Castle trips Roddy up! Castle goes to the apron, runs in from the adjacent corner, and he KNEES Roddy to the floor! The fans fire up and Castle flexes! Roddy regroups with The Kingdom again but Castle storms his way over. The Kingdom stands in his way, and Roddy sucker punches Castle! Roddy pushes Castle to the ring but Castle tiger feint RANAS! The fans fire up and Castle puts Roddy in the ring. Castle argues with Taven, old rivalry there too. The Outrunners get in The Kingdom’s faces, and they flex on ’em! But then Roddy WRECKS Castle with a dropkick! Roddy hauls Castle up to BARRIER BACK SUPLEX!

The Kingdom gloats while the fans boo, and Roddy shouts “Who’s the man now?!” while Collision goes picture in picture.

Roddy SLAPS Castle with the foam guard, then puts him in the ring. The ref has The Kingdom and Outrunners stand down. Roddy stomps Castle, drags him up, and puts him in a corner. Roddy CHOPS Castle, CHOPS again, but Castle ROCKS Roddy with a forearm! Castle CHOPS, but Roddy kicks low and fires off hands! Roddy clamps onto Castle with a chinlock and grinds him down. Castle endures, fights up as the fans rally, and he fires body shots. Castle is free, but Roddy DROPKICKS him down! Cover, TWO! Roddy clamps onto Castle with another chinlock, but Castle endures. Roddy shifts it into a CAMEL CLUTCH!

Castle endures being bent back, pries at the grip, but then Roddy fishhooks his face! The ref reprimands, The Outrunners rally as hard as they can as Castle continues to fight, but Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Roddy pushes Castle to a cover, TWO! Castle is still in this but Roddy tells him to stay down. Roddy tells fans to shut up, and he kicks Castle around. Castle goes to ropes, Roddy drags him up, and then CHOPS! Castle staggers, Roddy scuffs him, and then Roddy storms up. Castle blocks a kick to reel Roddy in for a BIG back suplex! The fans fire up as Castle roars! Castle rises, Roddy runs up, but Castle blocks a punch to DECK him! And DECK him again! And again! Roddy goes to a corner, Castle runs in to JUMP KNEE! And LARIAT! And JULIE NEWMAR BULLDOG! Cover, TWO!

Castle is annoyed but he CLUBS away on Roddy with elbows, then KNEES Roddy in the side. Castle waistlocks, but Roddy pries the hold open. Roddy ELBOWS Castle, swings, but into an EXPLODER SUPLEX! The fans fire up and Roddy rises. But Castle just hits him with another EXPLODER! And then Castle waistlocks, but Roddy grabs the corner! The ref counts, Castle lets go at 4, but then he JUMP KNEES again! The fans fire up and The Outrunners say one more! Castle goes corner to corner but Roddy dodges! Castle tumbles up and out and Taven talks trash on him. The ref tells Taven to back up.

The ring count starts, The Outrunners storm up on The Kingdom. Roddy goes to the apron to join Castle, and he waistlocks. Castle fires elbows but Roddy fires body shots. Castle clings to ropes but Roddy CLUBS him. Roddy hits an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Roddy shoves Castle in, covers, TWO! Castle shows that toughness that made him a champion, but Roddy is aiming for his head. Roddy runs up, Castle dodges, and Alabama Lift! BANGAAAA- NO, Roddy victory rolls! Castle sits on the cover, TWO!! Roddy escapes, stands up, and he runs in, but back into the Alabama Lift! BANGAAA- NO, Roddy slips free and STRONG KNEES! Cover, RODDY WINS!!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender tot he ROH World Championship)

That was almost a knockout victory there! That’s how strong Roddy is, but will he prove he’s the strongest when he takes on Mark Briscoe? Speaking of…

Mark Briscoe speaks.

“Now the fine gentlemen in the AEW front office blessed me with a week off. Thank you very much, folks. But ain’t no weeks off around here, baby! Ain’t no days off around here! This is Sandy Bah God Fork, Delaware. We dem boys, baby! Ain’t no days off! I’ve been in this ring for hours now, bustin’ my ass, gettin’ my lungs right. Cuz in just a matter of a couple weeks, I got Blood & Guts comin’ up, Team AEW VS The Elite. Blood & Guts! The Elite! I think y’all’re a little over dressed for Blood & Guts. You might get some blood or your guts on your suits. I’m a chicken farmer, baby! Blood & Guts is what I do! That’s my currency, baby! Blood, guts, ‘n’ chicken *hit!”

Mark says The Elite can’t get dirty, they can’t get down with him! And not only that, but just earlier on this very evening, he just found out, two nights later, after Nashville, Tennessee, Blood & Guts, it’ll be Mark Briscoe VS Roderick Strong in Dallas, Texas, for the ROH World title. Roddy, you a former world champion yourself, and they’ve done this dance many times. But hey, Mark is a bit wiser. He only had two kids back then. Look at the salt in his pepper. See that wisdom? But he also knows “OC,” Orange Cassidy, and Kyle O’Reilly are gonna do their thing taking out Bennett & Taven. “Roddy, in Texas, yo ass is MINE!”

 

Program loading.

“Holo.grm” is coming to AEW, but just who is he? We find out, next week!

 

Stokely Hathaway & Kris Statlander talk backstage.

Big Stoke appreciates what Stat did last Wednesday night. Kris says that was divine. Stoke played the gifs over and over again. Lexy Nair walks over to ask them about that moment they got involved with Willow Nightingale’s match. What were their intentions? Their intentions? C’mon, Lexy, you know Stokely’s a hater and Kris is petty, so there was no way they were gonna let Willow get away with what she did to them. Stokely tells Willow that he hoped Kris had knocked some sense into her, but it seems he’s talking to someone whose favorite color is the number three.

Stoke will out and say it! Willow is the biggest con artist in AEW history! Every week, Willow walks out here to preach positivity and that smiling will make everything work out. Well, Willow, how has everything worked out for you? Stoke doesn’t think it’s gone well at all. Truth be told, everything Willow has gotten this year has been because of Stoke & Kris. There is an old saying: “I’ve brought you into this world and I can take you out.” Kris says this will never end for Willow. Kris & Stoke storm off, but what more can they possibly do to the Babe with the Power now?

 

Nyla Rose VS Ava Lawless!

The Native Beast is back in AEW, looking to return to the top of the food chain. Will Ava just be an appetizer? Or will “The Hellion” make Nyla lose her appetite?

The bell rings and the fans rally for Ava. The two tie up, Nyla waistlocks but Ava fires elbows. Ava is free, she fires more shots, then winds up to ROCK Nyla! Ava runs, ducks Nyla’s lariat and wrenches, but Nyla stuffs the STO! Nyla choke grips and CHOKE SLAMS Ava! The fans fire up as Nyla storms around. Ava stands up, Nyla SPLASHES her in the corner! Then Nyla whips Ava back in, reels her in, and suplexes Ava high and hard! Nyla rolls through to deadlift and GOURD BUSTER! Ava sits up, into a SUPERKICK! Nyla fires up, reels Ava back in, for the BEAST BOMB! Cover, Nyla wins!

Winner: Nyla Rose, by pinfall

Ring rust is not a thing with Nyla Rose, and she barely broke a sweat here. Will The Native Beast make ever women’s champion in AEW and ROH her prey?

 

Top Flight w/ Action Andretti VS Anthony Ogogo & Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor!

ROH just saw Darius & Dante Martin team up with Action Andretti to take on Shane Taylor Promotions in full, and that match was won by Shane Taylor Promotions. But now it will be 2v2, will it still be “Rumble, Bad Man, Rumble?” Or can Top Flight take flight to climb up the tag team rankings?

The teams sort out and Angel Dorado starts against #TAIGASTYLE. They circle, tie up, and Lee wrenches to a wristlock. Lee HEADBUTTS the hand, but Dante flips and wrenches back. Lee spins to then slip through and step over, to arm-drag! Dante shakes that off while Lee mockingly applauds. Lee poses, then he and Dante circle. They feel things out, knuckle lock, and then Dante wrenches to snapmare and step over to sunset flip, TWO! Dante ghost pins, TWO! Dante rolls Lee into another ghost pin, TWO! Lee is frustrated but Dante arm-drags him down for an armlock. Lee fights up and pulls hair!

The ref reprimands, Lee arm-drags but Dante holds on to arm-drag again! Lee fights up, Dante wrenches him to YANK the arm. Tag to Darius and they whip Lee to then DROPKICK him down! Cover, TWO! Darius KNEES Lee in the back, clamps on, but Lee RAMS him into the corner. Tag to Ogogo and he ROCKS Darius! Oogog snapmares Darius to run and UPPERCUT him down! Cover, TWO! Ogogo is annoyed but he drags Darius up. Ogogo kicks Darius to a corner, stomps him, then UPPERCUTS. Ogogo whips Darius back in, runs up, but Darius goes up and over! Ogogo blocks the arm-drag but Darius turns it to a backslide! TWO!

Ogogo BODY SHOTS Darius, fireman’s carries, but Darius slips free. Darius shoves Ogogo to the corner and RAMS! Tag to Dante, CHOP and LARIAT! Tag back to Darius and he goes to suplex, but Ogogo blocks! Dante saves Darius from Ogogo’s suplex, and Darius snap suplexes after all! Dante then SLINGSHOT SENTONS! Dante scuffs Ogogo, tags Darius, and Darius drops a leg. Cover, ONE! Darius keeps on Ogogo, bumps him off buckles, and the ref has Darius back up. Darius run sin but Ogogo puts him on the apron. Darius ROCKS Ogogo, fights off Lee, but Ogogo reels Darius in through the ropes!

The ref counts, Ogogo lets Darius go, and Lee KICKS Darius down! The fans boo but Ogogo drags Darius up. Ogogo wrenches, CLUBS Darius, and Shane likes what he sees as Ogogo wrenches again. Ogogo puts Darius in a corner while Collision goes picture in picture.

Ogogo HEADBUTTS Darius, HEADBUTTS again, then brings Darius out to scoop and SLAM! Cover, TWO! Ogogo is annoyed but he drags Darius up. Ogogo bumps him off buckles, tags in Lee, and now Lee fires hands on Darius. The ref counts, Lee stomps a mudhole, but he lets off at 4. Lee fires up, then stands Darius up to wrench. Lee snapmares Darius, traps the arm, and SNAP LOCKS it! Lee stands Darius up, bumps him off buckles, and tags Ogogo. STP mugs Darius, then Ogogo RAMS him. Ogogo runs side to side to BOOT Darius, then comes back to run him over! Cocky cover, TWO! Ogogo drags Darius up to whip him back to the corner.

Ogogo runs in but Darius BOOTS Ogogo! Darius DECKS Lee, runs up, but Ogogo catches him! Ogogo throws Darius back, Darius rebounds and slides under! Ogogo grabs a leg, but Darius hops up! Darius ENZIGIRI, but Ogogo ducks it! Ogogo drops an elbow, then bumps Darius off buckles. Tag to Lee and he hits a SNAP HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Lee stays on Darius with an armlock, and he bends the fingers! Darius endures while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Lee is still torturing Darius’ arm. Darius endures, the fans rally for Top Flight, and Darius fights up. But Lee pulls hair to wrangle Darius back down! The fans still rally, Darius still fights up, and Darius fires body shots! Lee wrenches but Darius fires hands! Lee wrenches again, but Darius fires more hands! Darius reaches for Dante but Lee WRINGS the arm out! Lee soaks up the heat, then lines up a shot. Lee runs in, into a SNAP GERMAN! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Lee and Darius crawl, hot tags to Ogogo and Dante! Dante fires off on Ogogo with forearm after forearm!

Lee gets back in but Dante JUMP KNEES him away! Dante lines up a shot, Ogogo ducks the Buzzsaw! Ogogo shoves Dante, runs in, but Dante avoids him int he corner! Dante goes up, around and GAMANGIRIS! Springboard CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Ogogo survives but Dante keeps his focus. The fans rally, Dante drags Ogogo up but Ogogo fireman’s carries! Dante slips free, shoves, but Ogogo blocks the sobat! So Dante rolls that to a cradle! TWO, and Dante JUMP KNEES Ogogo! Tag to Darius, Dante whips but Ogogo reverses. Darius helps Dante go up and over, but Ogogo RAMS Darius to the corner!

Dante runs in, Ogogo dodges to pop-up HAYMAKER! Dante falls out of the ring, Ogogo tags Lee. Darius ENZIGIRIS Ogogo down, but Lee spins Darius around! Darius fireman’s carries, Lee slips free. Lee waistlocks but Darius fights the O’Conner. So Lee pop-up LARIATS Darius down! Cover, TWO! Lee snarls, he ROCKS Darius with haymaker after haymaker! Darius body shots but Lee fires up! Lee fires more shots, but Darius fires in return! Darius ROCKS Lee, winds up, but Lee blocks a kick to ROCK Darius! Darius CHOPS, Lee BOOTS, and Lee half nelsons. Darius slips free, BULLDOG HOTSHOT and GAMANGIRI!

Darius fires up, steps in, but the ref is checking Lee. Lee sits up, Shane YANKS Darius down! Darius flounders, but Action goes up! SUPER CROSSBODY onto Big Bad Shaney T! Lee O’Conner Rolls Darius with bridge! TWO!! Lee fires up, Darius ducks the leg lariat! Fireman’s carry, F5 DDT!! Cover, TOP FLIGHT WINS!

Winners: Top Flight, by pinfall

STP won 3v3 but Top Flight won 2v2, only for Shane to CLOBBER Darius and Action! The fans boo as Shane Taylor Promotions are sore losers! Shane gets Dante as he gets in the ring! Shane has Ogogo stand Action up, and Shane DECKS Action with that killer right hand! Shane says this is what you get every single time! They are the baddest men you’ve ever seen! But will this dangerous trio soon become the baddest champions you’ve ever seen?

 

Backstage interview with Deonna Purrazzo.

Lexy Nair is with The Virtuosa and brings up her attack on Thunder Rosa and Rachael Ellering last night on Rampage. Deonna promised that wherever Rosa went, she would follow. Well, that’s not all that she promised. She also promised to burn AEW down to recreate it in her own image, and bring about The Age of The Virtuosa. If that means rearranging Rosa’s anatomy, that is par for the course. Speaking of, donde es La Mera Mera? Rosa steps right in! Rosa says she spoke to her therapist, because it has really bothered her. She is just sick and tired of all this! The running away, the hide ‘n’ seek, everything!

But the one thing that was clear to Rosa, is that she has to wait until the bell rings so that she can beat Deonna straight. Oh, is that what Rosa thinks will happen? She wants a bell to ring so Deonna can beat her in another  standard match? Or maybe in another No Disqualifications match? No, no, no. Why not just save us all the trouble and lie down for Deonna to pin you now. Rosa says Deonna is just so funny. But hey, it’s okay. Deonna has made a lot of enemies here, more than she can believe. Next week on Collision, in Rosa’s home state of Texas, Rosa’s new friends, and some of Deonna’s “acquaintances,” will all watch Rosa break Deonna’s face.

Because next week, it will be a LUMBERJACK MATCH! Deonna says all Rosa does is yap yap yap. Rosa tells Deonna off in Espanol, but will they both be speaking the universal language of an ass kicking next week in Texas?

 

Backstage interview with Nyla Rose.

The Native Beast is in a very good mood as she joins Lexy, and Lexy congratulates her on the win tonight. But Nyla has something to say so the floor is hers. Nyla wants to say she’s doing great! She goes to leave, but then steps back and and says there is one little thing more. You all like wrestling? Then let’s talk about it. A few days, Nyla noticed a little tweet on her Twitter feed, put out by The CEO. Nyla loves the dance, but hey, guess what? Mercedes Mone issued an Open Challenge for Dynamite 250! Little Rock, Arkansas, to anyone except Dr. Britt Baker, DMD. Well, last time Nyla checked, she ain’t a dentist, but she does knock teeth out.

Listen: Nyla has what it takes! She was on the first ever Dynamite, she is a former AEW Women’s World Champion,, she won the first ever Women’s Casino Battle Royal, and is the first woman on the AEW roster to make it to 100 wins total. So next week, Dynamite 250, Nyla may not have ever driven a Mercedes, but she’s damn sure gonna wreck one! SKRRRR~! The Native Beast wants to finally have some gold back around her waist, will she waste Mone to get it?

 

Skye Blue VS Harley Cameron w/ Saraya!

A new look for the Chicago Skye, but her attitude is just as bitter as ever. Meanwhile, The Outcasts’ Aussie of anarchy is as bonkers as ever! With all this talk of championships, who puts themselves in the conversation with a big win here in Calgary?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Harley and Skye both pull hair, and then they let off. They both dodge the other, Saraya distracts Skye, and Harley rolls Skye up! TWO, Skye kicks Harley low! Skye whips, Harley reverses then runs in to SPLASH! Harley digs her boot into Skye, shrieks as she does, but lets off as the ref counts. Skye snarls and she puts Harley in the corner to return the favor! The ref counts, Skye lets off at 4, then Skye whips corner to corner. Skye runs in, but Harley slips free! Harley ROUNDHOUSES Skye away, goes up and slingshots in to LARIAT! Harley then ELBOWS away on Skye!

Harley rallies the fans, and ELBOWS again! Naughty cover, TWO! Skey flounders but Harley stalks her. Harley pushes Skye, climbs up, and she rains down fists! But Skye slips free, tucks Harley in, and CHEEKY NANDOS! That had some sauce on it! Saraya says Harley is making a mess! Skye BOOTS Harley out of the ring! Saraya gets in Skye’s face again but Harley reels Skye in, RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Harley dribbles Skye off the floor, the ref reprimands, and Harley lets off. Harley steps away and Saraya talks trash while Collision goes picture in picture.

Saraya talks trash even though we can’t hear her. Harley CLUBS Skye, pushes her against the apron, and CHOPS! Skye sputters, but she SLAPS Harley back! Harley SMACKS Skye off the apron, pushes her into the ring, then storms in after her. Harley drags Skye up to whip and ELBOW her down! Cover, TWO! Harley stalks Skye to ropes to CHOKE her! The ref counts, Harley lets off, but Harley also argues with the ref so Saraya can fire off knees on Skye! Saraya gets away with all that, then Harley scuffs Skey. Harley stomps Skye, drags her up, but Skye fires body shots! Harley ROCKS Skye, ROCKS Her again, but Skye ROCKS her back!

Skye fires off shots, whips, but Harley reverses. Harley runs Skye over, covers, TWO! Saraya coaches Harley and she looms over Skye. Harley drags Skye up, but Skey fires more body shots. Skye ROCKS Harley again, but Harley ducks ‘n’ dodge! DOUBLE LARIATS take both ladies down, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Skye runs in at the ropes to SHINING WIZARD! She snapmares Harley hard, then runs up. Skye blocks a kick, KNEES Harley, and hits a TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Saraya is relieved but Skye is frustrated as she stalks Harley. Skye fireman’s carries but Harley fights with elbows. Harley ROCKS Skye, whips her to a corner, but Skye reverses. Skye runs in, but Harley goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO!! Skye escapes, stands up, but Harley wrenches for some SOLE FOOD! Cover, TWO!! Skye survives and Harley is shocked! Saraya says she’s still proud of Harley, though.

Harley drags Skye up but Skye drags her into a cradle! TWO and Harley mule kicks. Harley runs to SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO!! Skye survives again and Harley is furious! Saraya asks how Aubrey is a ref when she can’t count right! Harley stalks Skye to ropes, brings her up to CLUB her, then BACK- NO! Skye holds ropes to stop the backstabber, and now jackknife bridge! TWO, and Harley spins Skye to ROCK her again! Skye SUPERKICKS back! Skye fireman’s carries for the T K O! Roll back, into a DRAGON SLEEPER HEAD ‘N’ ARM TRIANGLE! Harley TAPS, Skye wins!

Winner: Skye Blue, by submission

Saraya can’t believe what just happened! But Skye is rising, will she finally be golden for the Summer?

 

Skye Blue speaks.

“You see that? You see that? These b*tches need to start putting some respect on my name! Because I am one of the best here. So maybe just to get it through their heads, I have to beat one of the best on the entire roster. So… Hikaru Shida… the so-called Greatest AEW Women’s World Champ of all time… Next week, I want you one-on-one.” Skye calls out the Shining Samurai, will Shida make Skye put some respect on her name?

 

Orange Cassidy & Kyle O’Reilly VS The Kingdom!

The Conglomeration has been itching for a fight with Roderick Strong, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett, and we’ll be seeing part of that when Mark Briscoe takes on Roddy at Death Before Dishonor. The other two-thirds are in action now, will this be a Violently Squeezed victory for Cassidy & Kyle? Or will Taven & Bennett show us why they’re ROH World Tag Team Champions?

The teams sort out and Kyle starts against Taven. Taven tells Kyle that they’re still friends, he doesn’t wanna do this. Taven tags Bennett, and Bennett circles with Kyle. But then Bennett also gets second thoughts, and he bails out. The Kingdom doesn’t wanna fight their “friend” but the fans chant “WUSSIES! WUSSIES!” So Cassidy tags in to DIVE onto them both! The fans fire up and Cassidy puts Bennett in. Cassidy goes up top, Bennett gets under the jump. Bennett headlocks, Cassidy powers up and out, but Bennett runs him over. Cassidy UP KICKS, Bennett comes back to headlock. Cassidy powers out, ducks down then hurdles.

Cassidy arm-drags Bennett but Bennett arm-drags back! Cassidy arm-drags again, then avoids Bennett’s arm-drag! The fans cheer but Taven gets in. Taven waistlocks, Cassidy switches and shoves Taven into Bennett. Cassidy then back drops Taven, and has hands up! Bennett runs up but Cassidy blocks the kick. Cassidy spins Bennett, headlocks, but Bennett powers up and out. Cassidy tags Kyle, dodges Bennett, then puts hands in pockets before bailing. Bennett runs around and Kyle KICKS! And KICKS! And whips, to then kitchen sink knee! Bennett sputters, Taven runs in, but Kyle blocks the kick!

Taven apologizes and says he still doesn’t wanna fight. But then he pokes Kyle in the eyes! Taven says that is why he doesn’t wanna do this. But Cassidy runs in to tilt-o-whirl. Taven stops that, suplexes, but gets STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy holds Taven in place so Kyle can AX and SMASH! Bennett stands, blocks a kick, but Kyle rolls to pick the ANKLE LOCK! Bennett endures, reaches out, and he rolls! Taven GAMANGIRIS Kyle, but Cassidy DECKS Taven! Cassidy dodges Bennett, SHOVES him out, then Cassidy DIVES! Direct hit and Bennett hits railing! Cassidy sends Bennet to the apron but Bennett rebounds, BOSTON BAYONET!

Bennett talks smack on Cassidy, goes to the ring, but Kyle catches him for a SLEEPER! Bennett JAWBREAKERS free, then waistlocks. Kyle switches, hops on, SLEEPER BACKPACK! Bennett endures, calls Taven, and they PROTON PACK Kyle down! Cover, Cassidy breaks it! The fans cheer, Taven storms up, and Roddy cheers his team from commentary. Cassidy TOSSES Taven first, though! Then he dodges Bennett to SHOTGUN! But JUST THE TIP hits Cassidy! Kyle storms up, Taven ROCKS him! Taven again apologizes but what’s done is done. Taven runs, into a KNEE! Kyle snapmares Taven, Bennett ROCKS him!

Kyle yoyos in ropes to DOUBLE LARIAT The Kingdom! The fans fire up as all three men are down! Roddy is conflicted as Collision goes picture in picture.

Cassidy crawls on the outside, Taven bails out, leaving Kyle and Bennett in the ring. Kyle and Bennett crawl, hot tags to Taven and Cassidy! Cassidy and Taven fire off fast hands! Taven knees low, whips Cassidy, but Cassidy tumbles up and out to then bump Taven off buckles. Cassidy dribbles Taven off the buckles again and again, pauses, then again! Cassidy goes up the corner but Taven distracts the ref so that Bennett can trip Cassidy up! Roddy smiles as Cassidy falls to the mat. Bennett tag sin, he drags Cassidy up, and Bennett CHOPS! Cassidy sputters, Bennett ROCKS him! And CHOPS him! Cassidy falls, Bennett soaks up the heat.

Bennett stays between Cassidy and Kyle, mocks the hands in pockets, then stomps Cassidy. Roddy is having fun now as Bennett whips Cassidy to ropes. Bennett ELBOWS Cassidy down, covers, TWO! Bennett clamps on with a chinlock and he grinds Cassidy down. Cassidy fights up, pries at the hold, then fires body shots. Bennett ROCKS Cassidy, tags Taven, and The Kingdom mugs Cassidy as Collision returns to single picture. But then Cassidy starts fighting back! The fans fire up as but Taven knees low. The Kingdom mugs Cassidy more, then whips him to ropes. POP-UP BAYONET! Cover, TWO!!

The fans fire up but Taven drags Cassidy over. Tag to Bennett, they stomp Cassidy, then Bennett CHOPS Cassidy. Cover, TWO! Tag to Taven, The Kingdom mugs Cassidy more, then Taven bumps Cassidy off buckles. Taven digs his boot in, tags to Bennett, then he sends Taven in. Cassidy BOOTS Taven, hurdles over Bennett, but Taven throws Cassidy back. Casisdy dodges Taven’s splash, hurries over, but Bennett anchors a leg! Cassidy fights, BOOTS Bennett away, but now Taven anchors Cassidy! Cassidy BOOTS Taven now! Taven holds on! Cassidy fights up and up and reaches out, hot tag to Kyle!

The fans fire up as Taven has no choice but to face Kyle. Bennett storms in but Kyle DECKS him! BOOT for Taven! ROUNDHOUSE for Bennett! Kyle fires off a strike fest on Taven, then a LEG SWEEP! Kyle whips Bennett, Bennett reverses but Kyle goes up and over. Taven swings, misses, and The Kingdom almost run into each other! Kyle storms up, blocks Taven’s kick, and he hands it to Bennett. Kyle then gets a leg, to DRAGON SCREW CHAIN The Kingdom! The fans fire up with Kyle, and he runs in to SMASH Bennett! Kyle wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! Bennett ROCKS Kyle, reel shim in, but Kyle back drops and drops down, ARMBAR!

Bennett endures, Taven stomps, but Kyle grabs that leg! Grapevine and KNEEBAR!! Taven flails, Bennett stomps Kyle. Bennett drags Kyle up, reels him in, but Kyle slips free of the bomb to GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! Bennett endures, Taven hits the KICK OF THE KING! Roddy applauds, mockingly asks where Ishii is, and then The Kingdom hits the ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA! Cover, but Cassidy breaks it! The #NeckCheck does not pass, so Taven TOSSES Cassidy! The Kingdom then goes back for Kyle. Bennett reels Kyle in while Taven goes up, but Kyle trips Bennett! Kyle CATAPULTS Bennett into Taven!

Kyle crawls, hot tag to Cassidy! Cassidy runs in to tilt-o-whirl DDT Bennett! Kip up and the fans fire up! Cassidy takes off the elbow pad, takes aim, and ORANGE- BAYONET from Bennett! But Cassidy fights the piledriver to Alabama Lift! Taven makes the save! Kyle BOOTS Taven! And he GUILLOTINE FACELOCKS Bennett! The ref counts, Kyle lets go, to then FLYING KNEE Taven! BEACH BREAK for Bennett! Cover, TWO!! Bennett survives and Roddy can’t take it! Roddy hurries to ringside but Cassidy tags Kyle. Cassidy and Kyle watch Bennett get up, but Roddy shouts at “KYYYLE~!”

Roddy tells Kyle he can’t do this to their friends! Kyle says Roddy needs to just back off. The ref tells Roddy to stop, but here’s Ishii!! Ishii YANKS Roddy down, he fires off hands! The fans fire up for the Stone Pitbull, but wait! TRENT BERETTA sneaks in from the crowd side! Trent YANKS Cassidy out, and THROWS him into railing! Trent still hates Cassidy that much! Bennett rolls Kyle up in all the chaos, TWO!! Kyle ROCKS Bennett, Bennett ROLLING ELBOWS back! Bennett reels Kyle in, but Kyle snap suplexes! ARMBAR!! Taven goes up top to FROG SPLASH Kyle! Taven goes back up, tags in, and Bennett has Kyle up! HAIL MARY PILEDRIVER!! Cover, The Kingdom wins!

Winners: The Kingdom, by pinfall

Trent shouts that HE was supposed to win, and he CHOKES Cassidy! Trent vows that they are far from over! As for The Kingdom, they still insist they are Kyle’s friends, despite what they just did to him. And Trent won’t let Cassidy have friends, he PUNTS Kyle in the side! The Kingdom shove Trent back, they apparently are still his friend. Cassidy gets up, and he has a wrench?!? Cassidy CLUBS Trent on the back!! The fans lose their minds over Cassidy showing his dark side! Kyle stops Cassidy from going after The Kingdom, as they’re apparently still his friends, too. Cassidy hears Kyle out, and he puts the wrench down.

But that’s okay, Ishii DOUBLE LARIATS The Kingdom! Ishii stands with his friend in Orange Cassidy, and the fans cheer as The Conglomeration still stands tall. But just how much deeper will the grudge between Cassidy and Trent go after this? Will they have to go All In to finally put it to a rest?


My Thoughts:

A very good episode of Collision, but you could tell this was prerecorded in Calgary, not live. But that’s fine, we got some good post show content from Dynamite here, such as Jarrett meeting with Martha & Oje, and some hype packages for the coming title matches, like Ospreay VS MJF and Swerve VS Danielson. We got a good promo from  Deonna and Rosa to add to what we got on Rampage, but I can’t be sure it was that crucial to have. They could’ve had this for Dynamite 250 to set up the Lumberjack match for Collision and it would’ve been the same. And we got more of “Holo.grm,” aka Hologram, but I cannot tell who this really is behind the mask.

The House of Black but they were still rather vague about what’s gonna happen next. Maybe they wait to see what happens with the Unified Trios Championships. Good squash win for Bang Bang Gang, and really good promo from them, The Fallen Angel and Christian Cage to set up a Trios Championship match. The semantics of it are silly, though. “No Freebird Rule here in AEW! The Bang Bang Gang is stripped! But they’re also right in the title match with The Patriarchy!” A = B = C, Juice IS a Trios Champion and he is helping defend the titles after all. But that said, maybe Patriarchy finds a way to win, House of Black surprisingly gets Buddy Matthews back in time, Patriarchy VS House of Black for the titles at All In.

Great opener from Takeshita VS Billington, and I do like Callis trying to recruit the new Dynamite Kid to his group. FTR coming to the rescue is great, I could see FTR & Billington VS Takeshita, Fletcher & Rush to be Rush’s first match as a member of the Don Callis Family. As such, it feels like Rush will pin Billington, and then maybe we get more FTR VS Don Callis Family feuding through the Summer. Stokely & Kris had a good promo to explain their actions, and we should definitely get an All In blowoff between Kris and Willow. And at the same time, Willow becoming CMLL Women’s World Champion totally refutes their statement that all she has was cuz of them, cuz now she did this on her own!

Nyla Rose of course won her match tonight, but very good promo for her to accept Mone’s Open Challenge. Now, pretty sure Mone finds a way to win, it’ll add to how she’s a tough champion and all. But also, Mone VS Britt will still happen at All In, even if Mone doesn’t want it. I feel like Britt needs to get back in the ring to “earn” the shot, though, because that’s how AEW is supposed to work. Very good tag match from Top Flight VS Ogogo & Moriarty, but it feels rather redundant after we just got Top Flight VS Shane Taylor Promotions just last night on ROH. Maybe we get Shane VS Action 1v1 to complete the set.

Good match from Skye VS Harley, and good win for Skye. Skye calling out Shida was a bold move, not sure if that backfires on her. And very good stuff in the story of The Conglomeration and The Undisputed Kingdom. Roddy VS Castle not being the main event surprised me, but I suppose Roddy was of course going to win. And Briscoe having a promo so at the ready was another indicator this was all prerecorded. Briscoe VS Roddy is going to be awesome stuff for Death Before Dishonor, though. Then Cassidy & Kyle VS Taven & Bennett in the main event was really good, and I was pleasantly surprised by the overbooking.

Roddy keeps talking trash on Ishii so of course Ishii showed up, but then Trent was the biggest surprise. Well, that and Cassidy cracking him with a wrench! I feel like they’re going to have a really hardcore blowoff match at some point, and that monkey wrench is gonna come into play for the finish.

My Score: 8.7/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (7/12/24)

Top Flight is on a Rampage!

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Time to rumble, bad man, rumble.

After weeks of back and forth, Top Flight finally has it out with Shane Taylor Promotions in a Six Man Tag match! Who proves to be the baddest trio in AEW?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Malakai Black & Brody King VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling; Malakai & Brody win.
  • Roderick Strong w/ The Kingdom VS Ben Bishop; Roddy wins.
  • Fatal 4 Way: Rey Fenix VS Komander VS Angelico VS AR Fox; Fenix wins.
  • Thunder Rosa VS Rachael Ellering; Rosa wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Top Flight & Action Andretti VS Shane Taylor Promotions; STP wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Malakai Black & Brody King VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling & Josh Woods!

The Kings of the Black Throne claim they’re not enraged over Buddy Matthews being attacked, and yet they’re on a Rampage! Well, bad puns aside, will they unstoppable from now until they have avenged their Aussie Juggernaut? Or will Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari make everyone take them serious from now on?

The teams sort out and the fans hoot and bark. Malakai starts against Daivari and the two circle. The fans rally up, the two feel things out, then tie up. Malakai headlocks, grinds, but Daivari powers up and out. Daivari drops, hurdles, but Malakai waits. Daivari ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Malakai blocks the kick. Daivari narrowly avoids the roundhouse! Daivari backs up while Malakai sits down cross-legged. The fans fire up but Daivari tags Nese. Nese runs up, but Malakai ducks under the kick! Malakai kips up so Nese ROCKS him with a forearm! Malakai shoves Nese to ELBOW him down!

Malakai drags Nese over, tags Brody and the fans fire up. Nese scrambles away as the fans bark and hoot. Nese flexes, he isn’t intimidate. Nese CHOPS, but Brody doesn’t flinch! Nese grabs the beard and says Brody is his b*tch now! Brody CHOPS Nese off his feet! Brody barks, the fans join in, and then Brody CHOPS Nese! The fans “WOO~!” and Brody CHOPS Nese again! Brody fires forearms and CHOPS, then whips corner to corner. Nese rebounds, into a BIG back drop! Nese staggers up, into a scoop and SLAM! Brody runs to SENTON! Cover, TWO! Nese survives, so Brody drags him right up and tags in Malakai.

The House mugs Nese, double whips him corner to corner, then Brody sends Malakai in. Nese dodges to then ROCK Malakai! Nese BOOTS Brody, whips Malakai at him, but Malakai rolls off Brody’s back. Nese dodges Brody’s lariat but Malakai BOOTS him into the LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Malakai drags Nese up, drags him back over, and tags Brody. They mug Nese some more, and the fans fire up as Brody pumps up that rm. Brody runs, but Woods DUMPS Brody out! Nese distracted the ref and Malakai protests, but the fans boo. Daivari hurries after Brody but Brody grabs Daivari by the neck! Nese FOSBURY FLOPS Brody down!

The fans boo as The Premier Athletes now mugs Brody! Malakai protests but the ref keeps him back, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

The Premier Athletes let off to high-five with Woods & Sterling, then the ref starts a ring count. Nese catches his breath before he drags big Brody up. Nese puts Brody in the ring, tags Daivari, and they mug Brody more, They both run, to DOUBLE SHOULDER Brody down! Cover, TWO! Daivari hurries to bring Brody around in a facelock, and turns him for a NECKBREAKER! Daivari CHOKES Brody on ropes, the ref counts, and Daivari lets off. Daivari argues with the ref, so that Sterling can CHOKE Brody! Sterling scurries away like the weasel he is, and then Daivari stands on Brody in the corner!

The ref counts, Daivari lets off and he drags Brody over. Tag to Nese, and Nese stomps Brody while Daivari anchors the legs. Rampage returns to single picture as Nese and Daivari let off. Nese soaks up heat, stalks Brody to the corner, and he grins as he says “All day, baby.” Nese CHOPS but Brody gets mad! Brody fires forearms and elbows, DECKS Nese, then storms up. Nese throat chops! Then Nese runs, but into an URENAGE! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Brody crawls, reaches out, hot tags to Malakai and Daivari! Malakai rallies on Daivari with big elbows and then a strike fest! LEG SWEEP!

Nese gets in but Malakai ELBOWS him down! Daivari kicks and whips but Malakai RANAS! Nese is up but the JUMP KNEE knocks him down! Daivari stands and Malakai QUEBRADAS him down! Cover, TWO! Daivari survives but the fans rally behind Malakai. Malakai storms around, stands Daivari up and suplexes. Daivari slips free, but Malakai fires a strike fest! Daivari SUPERKICKS first! Tag to Nese but then Malakai DECKS Daivari! Nese leaps in but Malakai dodges! ROUNDHOUSE! Nese falls, Woods gets up! Woods ducks a shot, but then Brody SWEEPS the legs! Woods crashes off the apron and fans fire up!

Wait, Daivari sneaks in, armed with Sterling’s clipboard! Malakai turns around, CLIPBOARD SMASH!! The plastic explodes off of Malakai’s head!! Daivari gets outta there, the ref wonders what happened, and then Daivari BOOTS Brody! PLANCHA and down goes Brody! Nese hits a 450 SPLASH! A rough landing but Nese makes the cover, TWO?!? Malakai survives and Sterling is freaking out! Daivari reaches out, Nese crawls over, but Brody YANKS Daivari down! Brody RAMS Daivari into barriers! Brody makes Daivari take a seat so he can forearm and CHOP! Brody barks, Sterling panics, and Brody runs back in, but Sterling gets in the way!

Brody snarls, but then he just SPLASHES Sterling and Daivari! Nese is shocked by what he just saw! Malakai runs up, Nese bucks the O’Conner Roll! Nese runs up, into a KNEE! And then a suplex, for a BRAINBUSTER! Malakai hurries up top, but Nese SHORYUKENS! And GAMANGIRIS! Nese drags Malakai down then climbs up. 450 SPLASH onto knees! That’s an even rougher landing than before! Daivari hurries back up but Brody catches him for a SLEEPER! And now, Malakai lifts Nese up, for THE END! Cover, The House of Black wins!

Winners: Malakai Black & Brody King, by pinfall

Brody DROPS Daivari when the bell rings, The House having completely demolished The Premier Athletes. Will they not be stopped until they have what they want?

 

Roderick Strong w/ The Kingdom VS Ben Bishop!

The Savior of the Backbreaker is set for an ROH World Championship #1 contender’s match tomorrow night on Collision against Dalton Castle. But in an occasion of turnabout is fair play, The Conglomeration is watching him from commentary! Will the presence of Kyle O’Reilly, Orange Cassidy & Mark Briscoe make Roddy better or worse than usual?

The bell rings and Kyle says that while he loves and appreciates Roddy, Taven & Bennett, they’re being more like the Undisputed Cling-dom! Meanwhile, big Ben Bishop stalks some smack on Roddy, and then pretends he can’t see him. Roddy says okay, be that way. They tie up, Cassidy points out just how tall Ben is, and big Ben shoves Roddy down! The fans fire up, Roddy comes right back, but Ben TOSSES him away! Roddy bails out, the fans fire up for Ben, and The Kingdom coaches Roddy up. Roddy runs in, dodges Ben, and kicks at the legs! Ben drops to size so Roddy and CHOP! CHOP! And CHOP!

Roddy kicks the legs, fires boxing elbows, then ELBOWS Ben before he runs and SICK KICKS! Then he hits an OLYMPIC SLAM! The fans fire up with Roddy and the Kingdom, then the STRONG KNEE knocks Ben down! Cover, Roddy wins!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall

The Conglomeration is in agreement, that was impressive work by Roddy, because Roddy is indeed that good. But Cassidy says it is time to go stare down with them. The Conglomeration stand on stage to stare down The Kingdom, but Roddy needs to focus on tomorrow night. Will Roddy punch his golden ticket to an ROH World Championship match? Or will it be The Peacock that means the Sussex County Chicken in Arlington, Texas?

 

Deonna Purrazzo speaks.

The Virtuosa is served a glass of wine, and says we’ve never been formally introduced. We’ve all seen what she can do in the ring, but does anyone know what it means to be THE Virtuosa. “Wrestling isn’t just a sport or an art form, it’s both. And more set to a quickening pace than a staccato beat of bodies slamming, bones cracking, tendons tearing! All building towards a beautiful and violent crescendo.” Deonna likes what AEW has forced her to become. “Because here, actions have consequences.” And Deonna vows to burn the empire to the ground, to remake it in her own image. This is the Age of the Virtuosa.

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite 250!

On top of the opening match being Ospreay VS MJF for the International Championship, as well as Swerve VS Okada in a Champion VS Champion showdown, Mercedes Mone has issued an Open Challenge to the TBS Championship! Well, mostly open, as she is EXCLUDING Britt Baker! The DMD won’t be happy about this, but who will step up to The CEO?

 

Fatal 4 Way: Rey Fenix VS Komander VS Angelico VS AR Fox!

This is going to be a fast ‘n’ furious match starring men capable of fantastic feats both in the air and on the mat! And with there still being time before All In, who uses this night as a launching pad towards a title opportunity?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. The four circle, and then Fenix and Komander stare down. They nod and shake hands, and they go after Fox and Angelico! Fox blocks a kick, Angelico wrenches an arm, and then Fox wrenches Fenix to a cording hold. Komander uses Fenix to wall run and flip out of the armlock! Fenix and Komander each reverse the wrenches, then kick and body shot. Fenix uses Angelico to flip up and over and wrench again, but Angelico headlocks. Komander sends Angelico into Fox, Fenix rolls Angelico up, but Komander rolls Fenix! Fox rolls Komander, TWO! Angelico sweeps Fox to cover, ONE!

All four men stand off and the fans fire up. Angelico does the Bernie Lean! But then he gets TRIPLE BOOTS for it! Fox runs up, Komander & Fenix kick and CHOP him. The luchadores double whip Fox but he reverses to TOSS Fenix out! Komander runs in but Fox mule kicks his leg out! Komander ends up on ropes, Fox runs in to STRADDLE ATTACK DROPKICK COMBO, sending Fenix into railing! Fox gest back up to trip Komander and he goes up the corner, to QUEBRADA Fenix! Fox somersaults in to then deadlift ANARCHY SUPLEX on Komander! Cover, Angelico breaks it! Angelico JABS Fox, JABS, then brings him around.

Angelico whips, Fox reverses but Angelico rolls off Fox’s back. Fox jumps the sweep but the EDDY GORDO KICK hits! Fox falls back, Angelico coves, but Fenix slingshots in to SUPERKICK it apart! The fans rally as Fenix kicks Fox out of the ring. Angelico bails out, and now Fenix is alone with Komander. The amigos nod while the fans fire up, and the forearms start flying! Fenix CHOPS, then runs up, but into a BOOT! Fenix staggers back, Komander runs up and FLIPPING RANAS! The fans fire up, Komander runs in at the corner, but Fenix puts him on the apron. Fenix ROCKS Komander, whips him into the POST!

Fenix goes up and tightrope walk PENALTY KICKS! The fans fire up with Fenix while Komander falls. Fenix goes out, and he CHOPS Fox, while Rampage goes picture in picture.

Fenix KICKS Angelico, then runs around the way and goes up the railing to KICK Komander back down! The front row fires up with Fenix and he goes back to Fox. Fenix CHOPS Fox, whips him, but Fox reverses to POST Fenix! Fox high-fives fans, but Komander runs up to FLYING CHUCK! Angelico stomps Fenix, then he stomps Komander. Angelico even stomps Fox down! Angelico JABS Komander, ROCKS him, and Komander staggers away. Fox kicks Komander, then kicks Angelico. Fox CLUBS Angelico, then RAMS him into railing! But then Fenix BOOTS Fox down! Fenix puts Angelico in and puts him in a corner.

Fenix CHOPS, and Angelico sputters as he staggers away. Angelico goes to the apron, Fenix goes out to bring Komander around to CLUB him. Fox storms up but Fenix CHOPS! Fenix CHOPS Komander, kicks at Fox but Fox blocks. Fox spins Fenix around to CHOP! And then APRON BACK SUPLEX! Fenix ends up folded up and he flops to the floor. Komander KICKS Fox in the leg, puts him in, and kicks him more. Komander puts Fox in a corner to CHOP, and Rampage goes to break!

Rampage returns and while Fox brings Angelico up, Fenix kips up to SUPERKICK Fox! Those three men are down and the fans rally up. Komander is somewhere on the outside, but Fenix brings Angelico up. Fenix KICKS Angelico, then shouts “ANIMO!” Somersault, into a takedown! Short arm scissor and a spin, HALF CRAB ARMLOCK FUSION! But Fox stomps Angelico! Angelico trips Fox, ties the legs up, NAVARRO DEATH ROLL! Angelico has the TRAILER HITCH, but Komander is back! CIELITO LINDO onto Angelico!! Cover, TWO!! Angelico survives but Komander SOBATS Fox! And then TORNADO DDT!

The fans fire up as Komander crawls to the cover, but Fenix springboards in to DOUBLE STOMP it! Memphis is thunderous and Fenix wrenches Komander. Fenix reels Komander in, fireman’s carries, but Komander pops it into a CRUCIFIX DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!! Fenix survives and the fans fire up again! Komander waits on Fenix, Fenix SOBATS first! And KICKS again! Fenix pushes Komander to a corner, to then JUMP SOBAT! Fenix fires up, the fans are with him, and Fenix puts Komander up top. Fenix CHOPS, climbs, and brings Komander around. Komander fires body shots! Fox is back, and he joins in!

Fox CHOPS and CLUBS the luchadores, then climbs up. Fenix CLUBS Fox for it, and the luchadores work together again to SHOVE Fox down! Fox ends up folded, then Komander and Fenix brawl again. Angelico CLUBS Komander right as he CHOPS Fenix! Angelico takes aim, and he waistlocks Komander! Komander clings to ropes for dear life! Fenix BOOTS Angelico down, then he and Komander brawl some more! Komander stands, Fenix SHOVES him, and Komander MOONSAULTS right onto Angelico! Fenix then FROG SPLASHES onto Fox! Cover, TWO?!? Fox survives, so Fenix drags him into a CRUCIFIX COBRA CLUTCH!! Fenix TAPS, Fenix wins!

Winner: Rey Fenix, by submission

The Immortal Firebird brings out something new in his arsenal and takes the win! But will Fenix be flying towards golden opportunities as AEW prepares for All In?

 

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite.

Renee Paquette caught up with Chris Jericho, “Big Bill” Morrissey & Bryan Keith, and asks what the hell. Yes, she’s seen The Learning Tree do “a ton of horrible other things” throughout his career, but tonight with Samoa Joe crossed a line. What was he thinking? Jericho smiles, the leather belt gifted to him by Martha Hart still wrapped around his hand. He waves to the camera and says, “Hi, guys. And Renee, I don’t know why you’re so surprised. This is exactly what I’ve been saying for a long, long time. If you’ve listen to The Learning Tree, good things happen. Look at The Redwood and Bad Apple.

“But if you don’t listen to The Learning Tree, bad things happen. Shibata had a chance, now his arm is hurt. Hook had a chance, we had to burn his face off with a fireball. And Samoa Joke, for years, I’ve been telling you to listen to The Learning Tree, you didn’t, we ran you through a wall, and now you’re in the hospital.” Bill is stifling a laugh this entire time. Jericho says if Joe needs something to help with his inflamed muscles he might have, try ginger and black pepper. It’s really good for you. See, Renee? Lots of lessons to be learned. And even more will be learned on Dynamite 250, with a special edition of TV Time with Chris Jericho. Thanks, guys~…!

Jericho leaves, and Bill says one of the biggest lessons that Jericho has taught them is that the more TV Time, the better. And they want as much TV Time as possible! Because The Learning Tree, The Bad Apple and The Redwood are always maximizing their minutes. She should try it some time. Keith says if you don’t respect Chris Jericho, they will MAKE you respect Chris Jericho. Will everyone in AEW learn the hard way that Jericho isn’t kidding around?

 

Thunder Rosa VS Rachael Ellering!

We heard the Virtuosa speak her mind, but La Mera Mera looks to show, not tell. Will Rosa be more than ready to go another round with Deonna? Or will the Queen of Strong Smile make some bold moves of her own?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Rachael shoves Rosa away, and the two reset. They tie up, Rosa headlocks, but Rachael lifts her! Rachael throws Rosa away but Rosa comes back to DROPKICK! Rachael goes to a corner, Rosa runs in to LARIAT! The fans fire up and Rosa goes corner to corner to ELBOW! Rachael staggers, Rosa KICKS a leg out! Rosa then runs to LARIAT Rachael down! Cover, TWO! Rosa clamps on with a chinlock, then shifts up to an armlock. Rosa CHOPS Rachael, ELBOWS her, then throws down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL elbows! Cover, TWO! Rachael goes to a corner, but Rosa CHOPS her again!

Rachael staggers away but Rosa puts Rachael in another corner, and CHOPS again! Rosa whips, Rachael reverses and Rosa ends up in a corner. Rachael runs in to LARIAT! Rachael keeps moving, and she UPPERCUTS Rosa down! The fans fire up and Rachael says “SWISH!” SENTON! Cover, TWO! The fans rally up but Rachael keeps on Rosa. Rachael CHOPS Rosa, storms up and CHOPS again. Rachael whips corner to corner hard, then runs in to LARIAT again! Rachael whips Rosa back in, runs in, but Rosa dodges! The fans rally up for Rosa as she LOCO LARIATS! Then she sits Rachael down to SWINGING METEORA!

The fans fire up and Rosa aims as Rachael goes to ropes. BANG and Rosa runs in to DROPKICK! Rachael sputters, Rosa reels her in, but Rachael bucks the driver! High stack, TWO! Rachael hurries to whip Rosa, but Rosa holds ropes. Rosa BOOTS back, runs up, and wheelbarrows, victory roll into a STOMP 182! Rosa then clamps on and has the COBRA CAMEL CLUTCH! Rachael taps, Rosa wins!

Winner: Thunder Rosa, by submission

La Mera Mera shows respect to Rachael by helping her up and hugging it out. But then DEONNA runs out there! And she SHOVES Rachael into Rosa! Then she DECKS Rachael for the hell of it before going after Rosa! Rachael drags Deonna off of Rosa, so Deonna BOOTS her down! The fans boo but Deonna BOOTS Rosa down! The Virtuosa shows her violent side, but will Rosa make her regret it?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

On top of Strong VS Castle in an ROH World Championship #1 contender’s match, and on top of Konosuke Takeshita VS Tommy Billington, The Bang Bang Gang is back in action. Will Juice Robinson & The Gunns keep the momentum going? Plus, Nyla Rose is back, we see Skye Blue VS Harley Cameron 1v1, and in the main event, it will be Kyle O’Reilly & Orange Cassidy representing The Conglomeration against THE Kingdom, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett. Could we see some Freshly Squeezed #1 contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Championships, too? Or will Taven & Bennett secure that night off they’ve been wanting?

 

BREAKING NEWS elsewhere!

Willow Nightingale is going to be part of the big NJPW-CMLL crossover tradition, Fantastica Mania! She, Viva Van and Lluvia will compete for the now vacated CMLL Women’s World Championship! The Babe with the Power may not have gone back-to-back in the Owen Hart Cup, but will she return to AEW as a world champion all the same?

 

Six Man Tag: Top Flight & Action Andretti VS Shane Taylor Promotions!

There have been more words flying back and forth between these trios than anything, but now it is time to put up or shut up! Will The Martin Brothers & The Sight to See show everyone why they’re the Coldest Trio in the Game? Or will Lee Moriarty, Anthony Ogogo & the man himself, Big Bad Shaney T swat them all out of the sky?

The trios sort out and Darius starts against #TAIGASTYLE. Shane talks trash to the fans talking trash while Darius and Lee tie up. Lee waistlocks, full nelsons, but Darius uses his leg for leverage. Darius breaks free, standing switches, then half nelsons to slip around and headlock. Lee powers up and out, but Darius runs him over! Things keep moving, Lee hurdles and runs to then roll over the dropdown. Lee swaggers, kicks Darius, then whips him to a corner. Darius goes up and over Lee, runs back in, but Lee goes up and under! Lee runs in and blocks an elbow to then backslide Darius! ONE, and Lee goes for a leg!

Darius smothers the takedown, rolls Lee to a lateral press, TWO! Darius arm-drags, then DROPKICKS! The fans fire up and Darius dusts himself off. Lee gets away to tag Ogogo, so Darius tags Dante. Angel Dorado talks smack on the Olympic bronze medalist boxer. They tie up, Ogogo pushes Dante away and says that was easy. Easy! Dante says okay, and they tie up again. Ogogo powers Dante to a corner, but Dante pushes him back. They go again, Dante gets around to then headlock. Ogogo back suplexes, Dante lands out and rolls Ogogo up! TWO, Ogogo swings but Dante dodges! Ogogo blocks a kick but Dante victory rolls, TWO!

Ogogo feints high to kick low, but Dante bobs ‘n’ weaves to JUMP KNEE! Dante wrenches and YANKS the arm, then tags Action. Action climbs, Dante sets up, Ogogo gets a TABLE TOP BLOCKBUSTER! Cover, TWO! The fans fire up and Action drags Ogogo up. But Ogogo powers him into the STP corner! Tag to Shane and he talks smack on Action. Action dodges the haymaker to fire body shots! Shane takes those shots, KNEES low, then whips Action. Action ducks ‘n’ dodges, and PELES! Shane staggers, Action gets moving, and Action rolls to RANA Shane up and out! Action then slingshots back in, but Lee steps in!

Action builds speed, the ref stops Lee, but the ref doesn’t see Ogogo CLOBBER Action! The fans boo and then the ref notices Ogogo, but Ogogo steps away. Shane storms into the ring to drag Action up and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Shane drags Action over to the STP corner, and he CHOPS Action! Lee exaggerates his shock, and then Shane DECKS Action. Shane drags Action up, tags Lee, and they mug Action. Lee stomps Action, drags him up, bumps him off buckles, and Lee fires forearms and CHOPS on repeat! The ref counts, Lee stomps a mudhole, but the ref gets in there to stop him. Lee and the ref argue, but STP just applauds. Shane tags in, Action fires hands! Action backs Shane down, but Shane ROCKS Action in return! Action wobbles, drops to his knees, and Shane HEADBUTTS him down. Shane looms over Action, then drags him back up.

Shane back suplexes, Action lands out to tag Dante! Dante fires forearms over and over and over! Dante puts some stank on it, but Shane dodges! So Dante DECKS Lee! Dante kicks but Shane blocks, to KNEE back! Shane then uses both hands to SKY HIGH! Cover, TWO!! Dante survives, Shane gets mad and Shane brings him around to the corner. Tag to Ogogo and they mug Dante. Ogogo brings Dante out to scoop and SLAM! Ogogo runs to drop a leg, brother! Cover, TWO! Ogogo argues with the ref, then he drags Action up. Ogogo RAMS Dante, then BOOTS him down! Ogogo scuffs Dante while staying between him and Top Flight.

Dante fires body shots in return, but Ogogo kicks low! Oogo snap suplexes, covers, TWO as Dante bridges! Lee runs in to BLAST Top Flight, then Ogogo drags Dante up. Ogogo whips Dante hard into the corner, then tags Shane. Rampage returns to single picture as Shane talks smack on Dante. Shane has Lee & Ogogo hold Dante up, but Dante BOOTS back! Dante fights free of the others, BOOTS again, and then goes up and up to FLYING BULLDOG! The fans fire up as Dante crawls for his corner! Hot tag to Darius! Air Wolf rallies on STP with big forearms! UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT on Lee, then Darius whips.

Lee reverses the whip but Darius catches him to an atomic drop! Darius keeps moving, HOTSHOT BULLDOG! GAMANGIRI! Darius fires up, steps in, COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO!! Lee survives the onslaught but the fans rally up. Darius drags Lee up and fireman’s carries, but Lee fights with elbows! Lee shoves Darius, Action tags in. Lee dodges Darius but Action BOOTS! Then SHOTGUN SNAP GERMAN COMBO! The fans fire up as Darius deadlifts for the BRAINBUSTER! Then Action STANDING SHOOTING STARS! Cover, Ogogo breaks it! Darius runs up but Ogogo kicks him. Ogogo scoops Darius, Darius slips free!

Darius & Action kick Ogogo then double clinch. Ogogo powers out, fires HEABUTTS and elbows! Fireman’s carry for Action, F5 AND A HALF! Action flounders, but Darius BOOTS Ogogo! Darius WALL RUN PELES! Ogogo falls, Shane storms in! Darius dodges, but the SOUTHPAW hits! Shane talks smack, but Dante JUMP KNEES him! Dante runs in to GAMANGIRI in the corner! Lee runs up, Dante BOOTS him! Dante runs but into a FLAPJACK! Lee then hurries to spin Dante around to THE FANG! But Dante flounders out of the ring! All six men are down around ringside and the fans fire up! Lee crawls, hot tag to Shane!

Shane spots Action rising, he and Lee go after Action. They double whip, Action handsprings, but they catch him! DOUBLE BACK SUPLEX, but Dante lands out! Action fires off forearms and elbows, and even CHOPS! Action kicks, Lee blocks, but then Lee ducks so the ENZIGIRI hits Shane! Lee CLUBS Action, Ogogo sends Darius into railing! Lee whips Action, Action ducks ‘n’ dodges to DIVE onto Ogogo! Action hurries back up, ROCKS Lee, and he springboards to FLYING LARIAT! Action kips up, the fans fire up, but Shane waistlocks. Action fires elbows until he’s free, then tries to fireman’s carry!? Shane is too big and bad!

Shane ELBOWS away on Action, gut wrenches, but Action slips free again! SUPERKICK! And another fireman’s carry!? But the back won’t hold the weight! Shane slips down to HEADBUTT! And then URENAGE! Shane flips Action back up to KNEE him in the face! Ogogo and Lee get in for defense, Shane DECKS Action!! Cover, STP wins!

Winners: Shane Taylor Promotions, by pinfall

That could’ve been a win by knockout with that killer haymaker! But will Shane Taylor Promotions continue to rampage until they prove they prove they’re the elite of All Elite Wrestling?


My Thoughts:

A really good Rampage, and while they shoved five matches onto this card again, they at least did their best to put story behind most of these. Roderick Strong was of course beating Ben Bishop, but they gave us a storyline plug by having The Conglomeration on commentary. And while Thunder Rosa was of course beating Rachael Ellering, they gave us story build with Deonna attacking them both. I feel like this will give us Deonna VS Ellering next, to stretch things out so that the true blowoff of Deonna VS Rosa isn’t until All In, probably in the All In Zero Hour. For that matter, that’s probably where Conglomeration VS Undisputed Kingdom 3v3 happens, too.

I’m a bit torn on the promo from Learning Tree Jericho and crew. The positive is that it was really good. I said for Dynamite that I like how the payoff is Jericho’s gone from condescending to sinister, and even Big Bill is getting into this crazy persona. The negative for me is that they kinda shoved this in here. I know we DO need to hear Jericho’s explanation, but if it was “after Dynamite,” then find a way to make it part of Dynamite. Or just leave it for Saturday Night Collision so that you aren’t already stuffing a one hour program full to the brim.

Great opening tag from House of Black VS Premier Athletes with Sterling & Woods of course getting involved, but great win for Malakai & Brody in that 4v2 situation. Still banking on them screwing over The Patriarchy during a Unified World Trios Championship match. The Six Man Tag was really good but not sure it was main event material compared to the Fatal 4 Way. Good stuff for the Six Man Tag, everyone got their shine, but that Fatal 4 Way was just incredible. Great win for Fenix to stay hot while all the titles have stories going into All In, but he could get a shot at like, Okada’s Continental Championship to give us a dream match moment before the PPV.

My Score: 8.8/10


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