Will Sammy Guevara and MJF keep their deal alive?
The Spanish God and Devil of AEW made a deal for a Double or Nothing world title match, but will Darby Allin ruin the entire thing?
- AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Bandido; Cassidy wins and retains the title.
- Dax Harwood VS Jeff Jarrett
w/ Team Triple J; Jarrett wins.
- Wardlow w/ Arn Anderson VS ???; Wardlow wins.
- Young Pillars Tournament Finals: Sammy Guevara VS Darby Allin; Sammy wins and will challenge MJF for the AEW World Championship at Double or Nothing.
- AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey & Mark Sterling VS Taya Valkyrie; Jade wins and retains the title.
- Kenny Omega & Konosuke Takeshita w/ Don Callis VS The Butcher & The Blade w/ Kip Sabian; Omega & Takeshita win.
PLAY BY PLAY
AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Bandido!
Freshly Squeezed is still a fighting champion, but it has done some serious damage to his body. Will Cassidy be able to make it through whatever? Or will the Most Wanted get what he most wants in championship gold?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Cassidy can push it past 20 defenses!
The bell rings and fans rally up for “Freshly Squeezed! Freshly Squeezed!” Cassidy steps to Bandido, raises his hands, but Bandido trips him! Things speed up, Cassidy sidesteps then avoids the handspring. Fans cheer as Bandido aims his finger gun. Fans duel now, “BAN-DI-DO!” “Freshly Squeezed!” Cassidy trips Bandido, things speed up again, and Bandido sidesteps and avoid the cartwheel. Bandido nods, but then stops Cassidy from putting his hands in his pockets! Bandido facelocks, Cassidy waistlocks, but Bandido spins, only for Cassidy to spin and wrench. Cassidy whips, Bandido reverses and arm-drags!
Cassidy arm-drags! Bandido trips Cassidy to cover, ONE! Cassidy sweeps the legs to cover, ONE! Bandido kips up and fans fire up. Bandido raises his hands, to double finger gun! Cassidy keeps cool, raises his hands, and then takes those finger guns, to put them in the pockets! Bandido lifts Cassidy, but Cassidy swings and headscissors Bandido out! Cassidy builds speed, but then just puts his hands in the pockets! Fans cheer while the ring count climbs. Bandido returns at 5 of 10, Cassidy dodges and things speed up. Bandido hurdles, Cassidy leaps over, then Cassidy rolls to RANA! Bandido stands, into a SHOTGUN!
Fans fire up as Bandido bails out again! Cassidy kips up, and then he claps with the fans. Cassidy builds speed to DIVE, but into a fireman’s carry! SNAKE EYES off the railing! Fans are torn but Bandido stomps Cassidy down. Bandido brings Cassidy up, brings him around, and ROCKS him with a forearm. And another! And then a haymaker! Bandido pushes Cassidy into the ring, covers, ONE! Cassidy still hangs tough but Bandido stomps him. Bandido whips Cassidy to the corner, runs in and RAMS a shoulder! Bandido RAMS Cassidy again and again, then GAMANGIRIS! Cassidy drops and Bandido says BANG!
Cassidy falls over while fans are torn on Bandido. Bandido gets fans to chant, “SI SE PUEDES!” as he brings Cassidy up. Bandido whips Cassidy to ropes, SPINEBUSTERS, then has the leg for a STRETCH MUFFLER! He also gets an arm, NUMERO DOS! But Cassidy endures, flails, reaches around, and fans rally up! Cassidy gets his arm free, turns and crawls, to get the ROPEBREAK! Bandido lets go quickly and brings Cassidy back up. Bandido whips, DROPKICKS, and Cassidy falls out of the ring! Bandido builds speed to FLY! Direct hit at the ramp and the fans are thunderous as AEW goes picture in picture!
Bandido high fives fans in the front row on both sides of the ramp, then he drags Cassidy back up. Bandido RAMS Cassidy into steel steps! The ring count is climbing but Bandido fires the fans up. Bandido puts Cassidy in, covers, TWO! Cassidy is still in this but Bandido is right on him. Bandido hooks up the legs, encourages the fans to get louder, then he grabs Cassidy’s arms. Up, up and away, into the ROMERO SPECIAL! Cassidy endures, gets his arms free, but Bandido throws him down with the legs! Bandido then hurries to get a CAMEL CLUTCH! Bandido fishhooks Cassidy’s face!
The ref reprimands, Bandido lets off and apologizes, and Cassidy sits up in a daze. Bandido brings Cassidy back up, CLUBS him on the back, then brings him up again. Bandido suplexes, holds Cassidy up with one arm and counts it out! He counts to cinco! Then DIEZ! Then QUINCE! VEINTE! But Cassidy starts kicking! Dynamite returns to single picture as Bandido brings him back up! Cassidy keeps fighting, but Bandido powers him up again, but into STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirls, but Bandido blocks the DDT to SUPLEX! Fans fire up while both men are down! “This is Awesome!” as both men stir.
Bandido and Cassidy slowly rise, feeding off the energy. Bandido CHOPS! He eggs Cassidy on, so Cassidy “chops!” Bandido shakes his head, and CHOPS! Cassidy “chops!” And “chops!” Fans go wild with every shot, and then Cassidy winds up, but Bandido SUPERKICKS! Cassidy superkicks but misses! BOOT from Bandido, then an UPPERCUT in the corner! Bandido whips corner to corner, Cassidy goes up and out to bump Bandido off buckles! And then off more buckles! Then side to side for buckle bump after bump! All the way to DIEZ! Bandido falls back and Cassidy climbs up the corner.
Bandido stands, Cassidy leaps, CROSSBODY! Cassidy keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges but Bandido catches him into a torture rack! Cassidy slips free, shoves Bandido to ropes, and scoops to MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Bandido survives and fans fire up! Bandido bails out and Cassidy grits his teeth. Cassidy builds speed, DIVES and he sends Bandido into railing! Cassidy puts Bandido back in, goes up the corner, but Bandido GAMANGIRIS first! Cassidy falls to the apron, fans rally and duel, and Bandido drags Cassidy up. Bandido climbs the corner to then drag Cassidy up to join him, deadlift SUPERPLEX!
Bandido drags Cassidy up again, whips and pop-up CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy survives and shocks Bandido! Cassidy goes to a corner, Bandido runs in, but into a BOOT! Bandido comes back, into an ELBOW! Cassidy goes up but Bandido GAMANGIRIS again! Bandido climbs up to join Cassidy, clinches him, but Cassidy throws elbows! Cassidy shoves Bandido down, adjusts, but Bandido SHORYUKENS! Bandido climbs back up, Cassidy shoves him away again, and Cassidy leaps, into Bandido’s arms! Bandido trophy lifts Cassidy, with one arm! And then the SLAM! Fans fire up as Bandido goes right up top!
Bandido aims, FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!?! Cassidy survives and shocks everyone! Bandido drags Cassidy up, Cassidy dodges and swings, but Bandido blocks to wrench. But Cassidy uses that for the MOUSE TRAP! TWO!!! Bandido rolls Cassidy around into a sunset, TWO!!! Cassidy escapes, runs in, but Bandido clinches. Cassidy whips, Bandido reverses, POP-UP ORANGE PUNCH!! Cassidy hurries to Alabama Lift, BEACH BREAK!! Cover, Cassidy wins!
Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall (still AEW International Champion)
Freshly Squeezed survives his shootout with Bandido, and he hits the 20th defense mark! But he also shows Bandido respect by helping him to his feet. Bandido hands Cassidy his belt, and Cassidy gives Bandido some sunglasses! Fans cheer the sportsmanship, will we see this match happen again down the line?
BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!
This Friday, April 28th, Rampage will air at a special start time of 5:30 PM Eastern, 2:30 Pacific. Make sure to adjust accordingly so you won’t miss the action!
Backstage interview with Adam Cole.
Renee Paquette is with the Undisputed One, and brings up last week’s attack where Cole and Britt Baker were lured into a trap by Chris Jericho and the Outcasts. Surely, Cole has a lot on his mind, so what are his feelings tonight? “Here’s the deal. Tonight, I’m gonna go out to that ring, and I’m gonna call out Chris Jericho. And if he decides he’s not a coward and actually wants to come out there, I’m gonna show him exactly the mistake that he made. And if you don’t come out, Chris, I’ll find you.” Cole heads out, and then Cassidy and Bandido walk in. He asks if Renee is here to interview him after that match.
Renee does congratulate Cassidy and Bandido on that great match. But sorry, no, this was because of what went down last week with Cole, Britt, the JAS and Outcasts. Cassidy says, “Oh,” then leaves. Bandido also adds, “Oh,” and then leaves. Will The Ocho answer the challenge put to him by Adam Cole Baybay? Or is Cole just setting himself up for another ambush?
Backstage interview with Darby Allin and “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry.
AEW returns as Renee stands with two of the Four Young Pillars, and notes that Darby did request to have this time to talk. Darby knows that they all said some things last week that both can agree went a little too far. Darby is here to kill the beef between them. They don’t have to like each other, but they should respect each other. And if Darby knew what was going to happen last week, he wouldn’t have been watching from the rafters but down at ringside. How that match with Sammy Guevara ended was complete crap. And, there’s a good chance Sammy and MJF will try the same thing tonight.
So if JB cares about this Pillar stuff, Darby is simply asking him to have his back. JB says Darby is right, they did both say some things that maybe went a little too far. And Darby is right that they aren’t the best of friends, nor will they be. But JB does wish it was going to be him and Darby out there tonight instead of Sammy. But it’s not, so good luck. Well, yeah, it would’ve been nice if it was JB VS Darby. Because Darby would’ve beat him again. Oh, is that so? JB thinks Darby got lucky last time. Well, Darby’s got a match to go get ready for, so see you out there. Darby pats JB on the shoulder, but will JB really be in Darby’s corner?
Dax Harwood VS Jeff Jarrett w/ Team Triple J!
The friends of Mark Briscoe managed to work together as a quartet, but then quickly turned on each other after the bell. Will Dax the Ax cut down the Last Outlaw? Or will Double J remind us, ain’t he great?
Wait, wait, the refs rush out to preemptively eject Lethal, Sonjay & Satnam from ringside! They don’t want Jarrett getting any help from his friends here tonight. Will this be a much fairer fight now?
The bell rings and the two circle. Dax and Jarrett feel things out, tie up, and Dax puts Jarrett in a corner. Jarrett powers Dax back but Dax puts him in another corner. The ref counts the break, and Jarrett shoves Dax away. The two reset, tie up, and Jarrett arm-drags! Dax stops Jarrett from strutting and Jarrett goes to ropes for defense. The fans boo but Dax steps away. Jarrett and Dax tie up, Jarrett wrenches, but Dax rolls and spins to then spin and wrench and headlock for the takeover! Jarrett headscissors and holds tight. Dax kips free on the second try, but Jarrett headlocks.
Jarrett spins, waistlocks, trips Dax, and then walks all over him before the strut. Dax storms up again, they tie up again, and Jarrett headlocks. Dax powers out, Jarrett runs him over, and then runs him over again! Things speed up, Dax runs to duck ‘n’ dodge ‘n’ slide, but Jarrett arm-drags! And hip tosses! And scoops, to SLAM! “Now we’re talkin’!” Jarrett struts! Fans boo but Dax waits for Jarrett to stop. Jarrett turns around, into a CHOP! Dax CHOPS again! Dax bumps Jarrett off buckles, turns him around, and CHOPS! And UPPERCUTS! Dax whips corner to corner, runs in, but into an elbow!
Jarrett throws haymakers, then bumps Dax off buckles. Jarrett stomps a mudhole, talks trash, soaks up the heat, but Dax CHOPS! Dax reels Jarrett in to snap suplex! Leg drop! Cover, TWO! Dax drags Jarrett up and reels him in, to hoist him up onto the top rope! Fans rally for Dax as CHOPS! And CHOPS! Dax climbs up, but Jarrett resists the lift! Jarrett throws body shots, to then SUPER GOURD BUSTER! Dax crawls away, Jarrett pursues, and AEW goes picture in picture.
Jarrett drags Dax to the apron, and ELBOWS him! Dax sputters, Jarrett lines up another shot, and ELBOWS Dax on the back of the neck! Dax staggers away, Jarrett whips him into railing, and fans fire up. Jarrett stalks Dax, brings him around and whips him into more railing! Dax staggers, Jarrett gets the chair, but Dax kicks him first! Dax CHOPS and throws hands while the ref confiscates the chair. Dax puts Jarrett in the ring, whips him to a corner, but Jarrett reverses! Dax hits buckles hard and falls back! Jarrett says he’s smarter than that, and he whips Dax hard into the other corner!
Dax ends up on ropes and Jarrett runs in to STRADDLE ATTACK! And once again, Jarrett struts! Jarrett drags Dax up, but Dax throws body shots! And an UPPERCUT! And another! Dax whips, Jarrett reverses and catches Dax to a SLEEPER! Dax flails, reaches out, and fans rally. Dax is fading, the ref checks him, but Dax gets his second wind! Dax fights up to JAWBREAKER! Jarrett sputters, Dax grits his teeth and Dynamite returns to single picture. Jarrett ROCKS Dax! Dax ROCKS Jarrett! They go haymaker for haymaker, then Dax JABS! JABS! JABS! Jarrett ducks the haymaker to get the leg, SHINBREAKER!
Jarrett steps through, Dax rolls him up! TWO, but Dax has the legs! Jarrett kicks him away hard, both men get up, and Jarrett runs in, only to get buckles! Dax goes up fast, to DIVING HEADBUTT! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally as Dax and Jarrett slowly rise. Dax brings Jarrett up and in, but Jarrett fights the lift! Jarrett wrenches out, but Dax slips around to a backslide! TWO!! Jarrett escapes, both men swing but both men duck the haymakers! Dax shows punch but that’s a fake-out! Dax reels Jarrett in, to a PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Jarrett survives and Dax can’t believe it! Jarrett bails out but Dax pursues!
Jarrett goes to the ramp, but Dax reels Jarrett in to CHOP! Dax ROCKS Jarrett, RAMS him into railing, and then RAMS him in again, to CHOP! Jarrett scurries into the ring but Dax climbs the corner. Jarrett turns around, but he avoids the missile dropkick! FIGURE-NO, Dax kicks Jarrett! Jarrett tries again, Dax still kicks him away! Jarrett gets the legs, to CATAPULT Dax into a corner! Roll-up, TWO!! Dax survives and fans rally up. Dax swings, but into a SHIN- NO, Dax sunset flips! Jarrett rolls through, steps through, but Dax cradle counters! TWO!?! Jarrett escapes and even he is surprised!
Both men stand, Jarrett ROCKS Dax! Jarrett ROCKS Dax again, whips, but Dax reverses to wrench and short arm LARIAT! Jarrett flounders out to the apron and fans fire up behind Dax. Dax storms up to Jarrett, drags him up, and suplexes, but SONJAY appears from outta nowhere to trip Dax up!! Jarrett falls on Dax for a cover, and Sonjay holds Dax’s feet down!! TWO!?!?! Dax still gets free, and he chases that little rat, Sonjay, around the ring! They go into the ring, Jarrett is there, THE STROKE!! Cover, Jarrett wins!!
Winner: Jeff Jarrett, by pinfall
Sonjay helps Jarrett steal one! Fans boo as Sonjay even snatches the AEW World Tag Team Championship belt! Of course that’s the goal! Will Triple J steal those titles from FTR, too?
Tony Khan speaks.
“It’s great to be here tonight for AEW Dynamite in my home state of Florida to announce that, thanks to Dr. Martha Hart and the Owen Hart Foundation, this year, the opening ceremonies for the Owen Hart Cup will take place at Double or Nothing in Las Vegas on May 28th. And of course, we’re looking forward to the Owen Hart Cup matches. And this year, the tournament will be held in Owen Hart’s home country of Canada. Including matches at AEW NJPW Forbidden Door, which is very fitting, because Owen Hart proudly held the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship while competing in NJPW.
“And the tournament finals will take place in Owen Hart’s hometown of Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 15th, where we’re very much looking forward to this tournament, very much looking forward to AEW’s debut in Calgary and the great Canadian tour. Thanks to the Owen Hart Foundation and Dr. Martha Hart for allowing us to continue this great tradition that we’ve started with the Owen Hart Cup. Back to you guys.” A great announcement from the leader of AEW, who will be this year’s King & Queen of Harts?
Wardlow w/ Arn Anderson VS ???
The NEW and THREE-TIME AEW TNT Champion is looking to keep the momentum going. Will nothing stop the Maestro of Mayhem from making this reign his magnum opus?
The bell rings and the two approach. Wardlow HEADBUTTS ???, then winds up to LARIAT! ??? sits up in a daze and fans chant for “WARD~LOW!” Wardlow brings ??? up and reels him in, to POWERBOMB! And then right into the SECOND POWERBOMB! Fans fire up and they want the rest of the Symphony! Wardlow conducts the choir, brings ??? up again, and then hits the THIRD POWERBOMB! But that’s not enough, fans want that “ONE MORE TIME!” Wardlow brings down the straps, brings ??? back up, and hits the FOURTH POWERBOMB!! Cover, Wardlow wins!
Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall
Hopefully whoever that was got his money up front. Arn celebrates with his new protégé, and then gets the mic. “Jesus Christ. Young man, go get in an ice bath and drink a 12 pack. Everybody is asking this week, ‘Beauty and the Beast? Why?'” Why are they a duo? Here’s why. Wardlow beat a hell of a man in Powerhouse Hobbs to become champion, and that should make this sweeter. And as many know, for 40 YEARS, Arn’s been in this business, and for three years he’s been walking the halls of AEW. And Arn figured out who is who in that locker room.
It’s ironic that tomorrow is the NFL Draft. Because we all know, sports fans, you get that number one pick, you make a team that’s pretty damn good, and you turn that into a dynasty. Wardlow will be AEW’s dynasty. Fans cheer that, and Arn says there ain’t anybody out of the 150 some odd talent that has what Wardlow has. That has the future Wardlow has. And Wardlow could put AEW on his shoulders and take it into the next millennium. BUT there are a few things Wardlow and Arn need to agree on. Sometimes, you’ll have to reach in with a finger and pull a guy’s eye out. Sometimes, you’ll have to bite someone’s thumb off.
Maybe, things get hairy and you’ll have to get a chair to drop a man. But wait! Here comes Christian Cage! And his Right Hand of Destruction, Luchasaurus! They make their way down to the ring, but Wardlow & Arn stand their ground. Christian goes up the steel steps, but then assesses the situation. Christian steps back down the steps, whispers something to his personal kaiju, but Luchasaurus won’t back down. Christian insists and Luchasaurus leaves. Will we see this collision of monsters happen soon enough?
Backstage interview with Sammy Guevara.
Renee is with the Spanish God and brings up the match with Darby Allin. If Sammy walks out the winner, that means he will face MJF at Double or Nothing for the world title. How does Sammy feel about the match? Before Sammy can answer, MJF walks in to look Sammy in the eye and tell him this is his moment. MJF kisses Sammy on the forehead, and then Sammy kisses MJF on the forehead in return. Sammy says MJF is wrong: this is their moment. They deserve this.
Renee starts to ask another question but MJF cuts her off with, “People are saying, Sammy, that I’m some sort of gutless coward. That I politicked and begged Tony Khan, ‘Tony Khan, p-p-p-pwease can we have a Pillars Tournament? That way, I can avoid a Four Way. Can you believe that?” Sammy agrees, MJF isn’t afraid of that! And the people are also saying MJF is paying Sammy off so that Sammy will lie down and take the pin is somehow ruining the sport. MJF and Sammy think, and then say, “WE DON’T CARE! HAHAHAHAHA!”
Sammy says it doesn’t matter because he has a fat check and MJF has a guarantee that the Reign of Terror has just begun! Sammy, tell the people what you’re gonna do to that freak, Darby Allin. “Tonight, Darby, I’m gonna kick your face-painted freak ass! And Max, I was gonna give this to you later, but I got you a present.” Sammy gives MJF a matching vest! The paint splatter, the tassels, and MJF’s name on the back with a picture of the AEW World Championship. But what’s funny is, MJF got Sammy something! MJF gives Sammy his own BURBERRY SCARF! Now they really are matching!
They each thank each other, and then they hug! Will these two “good friends” be having the time of their lives in Las Vegas? Or is that plan going to go up in smoke?
RJ City is backstage.
RJ welcomes us back, and says “there is both hustle and bustle backstage tonight, because for the first time ever, Kenny Omega is teaming with Takeshita. What combustible elements-” JON MOXLEY CLOBBERS RJ!! Moxley grabs the mic to say, “It’s going to be a big night, for the BCC. We have some scars to leave here on Dynamite tonight.” Moxley drops the mic, Wheeler Yuta gives RJ a stomp, and then the BCC leaves. Will the Blackpool Combat Club look to end things with The Elite once and for all?
Young Pillars Tournament Finals: Sammy Guevara VS Darby Allin!
The Spanish God made a deal with the Devil of AEW, and so far, so good for him. But will this “friendship” continue all the way to Sin City? Or will the Relentless One be the one to go Double or Nothing?
But wait, MJF makes his way out, and he decides to join commentary, snacking on MJF branded kosher dill pickles. The bell rings and fans rally up. Darby dares Sammy to bring it, telling him to do this himself. Sammy and Darby circle, approach, and Sammy SLAPS Darby! Darby CHOKES Sammy on the ropes! The ref reprimands, Darby shifts to a headlock for the takeover. Sammy rolls Darby to a cover, ONE, and Sammy fights up. Sammy powers up but Darby holds on tight. Sammy powers out on the second try but Darby wrenches to a wristlock. Darby keeps Sammy from the ropes, but Sammy spins and flips!
Sammy rolls, kips, but Darby headlocks! MJF keeps pointing out he won with a headlock takeover like that, and Sammy powers up. Sammy puts Darby in a corner, lets off as the ref counts, but Darby ducks the sucker punch! Darby whips, Sammy reverses, but Darby goes up and over. Darby keeps moving, Sammy hurdles but Darby whips. Sammy reverses but Darby springboards to FLYING ARM-DRAG! Sammy flounders to ropes and Darby eggs him on. Fans duel, surprisingly, as things speed up. Sammy flips, arm-drags, but Darby hits a headlock takeover! Fans rally, Sammy fights up, and he puts Darby on the ropes.
Sammy throws body shots, whips, then hurdles, flips and DROPKICKS! Darby goes down and Sammy kips up. Fans are torn as Sammy poses. Sammy goes for the legs, Darby kicks and flails, MJF advertises the pickles, and Sammy stomps Darby down! Sammy jackknife bridges, TWO as Darby bridges up to spin Sammy around for another headlock takeover! Sammy headscissors, Darby turns him over and rolls back to have the TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Sammy endures, reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Darby holds until 3, and then storms up. Sammy SPITS in Darby’s face! Then KNEES him out of the ring!
Sammy hurries out after Darby while MJF proudly says that’s his friend. Sammy brings Darby up to POST him! The ref reprimands, Sammy goes into the ring and soaks up the cheers and jeers. MJF says look at the abs and biceps and all that. Also the pickles are great. Sammy soaks up more heat, then he goes out after Darby. Sammy brings Darby around the way, puts him in the ring, and then kicks Darby. Sammy grins, says he’s loco, and then drags Darby up. But Darby resists the suplex! Darby throws body shots, then he SLAPS Sammy! Darby goes to the apron, and he stands on Sammy to CHOKE him on the ropes!
The ref counts, Darby lets off at 4, and then he aims for the floor! Sammy holds the ropes for dear life, then he grabs at the ref! LOW BLOW MULE KICK! MJF laughs because that’s classic. And then Sammy TOP ROPE ASAI MOONSAULTS! Direct hit on Darby and MJF fires up with the fans! MJF is so proud to call Sammy his friend, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
The ref checks both guys and they’re both okay to continue, but Darby’s been busted open! Sammy gets up and rains down forearms on Darby’s bloody forehead! Sammy licks the blood off his arm! Sammy then brings Darby up and RAMS him into railing! Darby staggers, stumbles then falls back, and Sammy is right back on him. Sammy puts Darby in the ring, looms over him, then kicks him around. Sammy taunts Darby as he crawls, then he gets the legs. Sammy turns Darby into the BOSTON CRAB! Darby endures, fights up, reaches out, and crawls forward to the ROPEBREAK! Sammy lets go at 4 as Darby goes to the ocrner.
Sammy backs away to the opposite corner, then runs in. Darby puts Sammy on the apron, but Sammy GAMANGIRIS back! Sammy climbs while Darby staggers, but Darby SLAPS Sammy first! Darby climbs up to join Sammy, but Sammy fights back with body shots! Sammy claws Darby’s face! Darby falls down, Sammy adjusts, and Sammy gives some Latino Heat before the FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives and Sammy snarls, but he drags Darby back up. Sammy gives more Latino Heat, to then snap suplex! Uno Amigo! Sammy snap suplexes again, Dos Amigos! But Darby slips free to SCORPION DEATH DROP!
Dynamite returns to single picture while both men are down! Sammy bails out, fans rally up, and Darby builds speed. Darby DIVES into a CUTTER to the floor!! MJF says that is why Sammy is going to Double or Nothing’s main event for the world title! Sammy looks under the ring, he brings out a TABLE, and fans are torn. MJF says Sammy is nuts, and he loves it! Sammy sets the table up as the ring count climbs. Darby crawls but Sammy brings him up. Darby RAMS Sammy into railing! And CHOPS him! And CHOPS again! The ring count is 5 of 10 but Darby puts Sammy on the table.
Darby CLUBS Sammy down, then gets in the ring. Darby climbs a corner and fans fire up. But Tay Melo runs out to distract! She won’t let Darby crush her hubby! But then Sammy springs up to get Darby, SUPER SPANISH FLY!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Darby survives, frustrating both MJF and Tay. Sammy pushes Darby out to the floor and then brings him to the table. Sammy throws down hands, then he climbs up the corner. Sammy says he’s muy loco, and then 630 SENTONS through the table!! MJF says this just confirms the main event for Double or Nothing, and the fans are losing their minds!
Sammy rises from the wreckage as the ring count climbs. Sammy slides in at 5 of 10 but Darby is still down. Tay says this is done, and the count is 7! Sammy celebrates but Darby slides in at 9!! MJF and Sammy can’t believe it! Sammy aims from the corner, MJF storms down to the ring, and Sammy runs in. Darby dodges and then SHOTGUNS Sammy into buckles! Darby hurries up top but Tay distracts the ref! MJF grabs Darby’s skateboard and throws it to Darby! Sammy pulls another Latino Heat by flopping! Darby tosses the board away but the ref calls it?!?
Winner: Sammy Guevara, by disqualification (advances to Double or Nothing)
Darby protests but then MJF SUCKER PUNCHES him! MJF and Sammy celebrate because the fix is in! They’re facing off for the championship, and they stomp away on Darby together! Sammy stands Darby up and MJF kisses the ring. But here comes JUNGLE BOY! MJF freaks out, he and Sammy run for it! JB has a chair, but he’s frustrated he was too late. Sammy says it doesn’t matter, the decision was final! JB helps Darby up and Darby is mad! Where was JB like five minutes ago?! JB says yeah, he’s sorry about that. MJF says those two can go ahead and beat the living hell out of each other, it just makes things better for him and Sammy.
MJF says that you are looking at the main event of Double or Nothing! So Monkey Boy can grab a banana and shove it where the sun don’t shine while Darby can do what he does best: using tears to play with himself while listening to My Chemical Romance. They’re going to the undercard where they belong! They both SUCK, just like everyone watching at home sucks, and all the fans in the crowd suck! But Tony Schiavone speaks up. “Actually… Listen up, you prick!” MJF says Schiavone can’t talk to him like that! Well, he just did. Because he just heard from Tony Khan. Sammy, by winning this tournament, he has earned the title shot, so congrats.
BUT…! Sammy may not be the only one. See, next week, we’ll get a tag team match. Jungle Boy & Darby Allin VS Sammy Guevara & MJF! And if Sammy & MJF win, which surely MJF will find a way, then the title match stays the same: Sammy VS MJF. But if JB & Darby win, then Double or Nothing becomes a PILLARS FATAL 4 WAY!! Fans love that but MJF is pissed! Will all of MJF’s sins come back to haunt him in Sin City?
Backstage interview with MJF & Sammy Guevara.
Renee catches up with them to ask their reaction. MJF says, “Oh, you want a reaction?! GET OUTTA MY FACE, RENEE!! You want a reaction?! Every day since I won this belt, Tony Khan’s been playing games! You think I’m an idiot, huh? You really think you’re gonna keep me around treating me like this? Nah. Lemme tell you something. Where I go, the Triple B follows!” Sammy says that’s right, and then the two head to the parking lot. MJF asks what Sammy’s doing, and Sammy says he was gonna get a ride with him. No, sorry, this is full. Full? There’s three seats in the back and only two of them!
MJF still gets in the SUV alone, tells his driver to step on it, and the SUV drives off. Sammy nods, and might be rethinking his deal.
Adam Cole heads to the ring!
He told Chris Jericho earlier tonight to meet him out here, so here’s the moment of truth! Cole gets the mic, and he says, “Jericho, I know you can hear me, you son of a b*tch! It’s one thing for you to run your mouth. Hell, it’s one thing for you and Danny Garcia to jump me and beat me up. But the fact that you had me handcuffed right here, and made me watched as you orchestrated, as you constructed that beating for no good reason to Britt, that is unforgiveable! Chris, you crossed a line that you cannot come back from, and I swear to God I’m gonna hurt you, and I’m gonna hurt you bad.”
Cole says that’s all. Jericho needs to bring his ass to the ring so Cole can beat him within an inch of his life. Get out here, Chris!! Cole paces, says he’s losing his patience, we ain’t got all day! Come on out, Jericho! No response, so Cole says fine, he’ll come find Jericho. But now Jericho makes his entrance! Cole is waiting, but then Jericho is just here via the tron. Jericho has the song cut so he can tell Cole, “You want me to come to that ring right now and fight you? Are you kidding me? I don’t wanna be anywhere near a man like you. A man who allowed the love of his life to get viciously beaten right in front of his eyes. One foot away, and he did nothing to stop it.
“Adam Cole, you are a coward! And I don’t wanna have anything to do with you. I don’t wanna be anywhere near you in that ring tonight. But my guys will. Get ’em, boys!” The rest of the JAS heads to the ring! Cole doesn’t care, he’s ready to fight Menard, Parker, Garcia AND Hager on his own! And he does! But that doesn’t work for long, and the JAS beats him down! Fans boo, but here come CASSIDY & BANDIDO! They rush the ring, Cassidy TACKLES Garcia and Bandido TACKLES Parker! Hager goes after Bandido, this is still 3v4! Bandido gets mugged, Garcia CHOKES Cassidy, and Menard CHOKES Cole!
Fans boo as the JAS now use a strap to tie Cole up! But wait, who’s this? RODERICK STRONG!?! The Savior of the Backbreaker is here to be Cole’s savior as he CLOBBERS Parker! And DECKS Garcia! And DECKS Menard! And DECKS Hager! Strong pinballs all over, he SHINING WIZARDS Garcia, then CHOPS Menard! Strong lifts and SLAMS Menard! Garcia runs in but is sent into Hager! And then Strong OLYMPIC SLAMS Hager! And then he URENAGE BACKBREAKERS Garcia! Parker returns, but into a STRONG KNEE! Fans fire up as Strong is now All Elite! And even bigger, Roddy & Cole are UNDISPUTED!
Strong & Cole hug it out, and now Cole has an ally in this battle against the JAS! Will Jericho and his band of sports… enner-tay-ners come to regret picking this fight?
AEW presents an all-new episode of QTV.
QT says it has been a rough couple of weeks for them. Between Wardlow throwing Aaron Solo off the stage through some tables, Wardlow destroying Hobbs’ car, both Arn and Penta attacking QT, then worst of all, Hobbs losing the TNT title- Oh snap, Hobbs busts in and gets right in QT’s face! Hobbs pushes QT up against a wall and says s*it was going real well when he was writing the Book, wasn’t it? QT agrees, but needs to breathe so he can talk. Hobbs lets off just a bit, and QT says this was all a conspiracy between Wardlow, Arn and the Lucha Bros.
Yes, things were going great when Hobbs was on his own, but think about it: QT got involved and Hobbs became champion. QT promises that Hobbs will be champion again. His word is his bond. Then fix it! Hobbs leaves and the QTV team is worried. Time for “Plan B.” What will that plan have in store for the Book of Hobbs?
AEW TBS Championship: Jade Cargill w/ Leila Grey & Mark Sterling VS Taya Valkyrie!
Still undefeated at 55-0, the Jade Brand ended up more concerned about La Wera Loca’s finisher being the exact same as Jade’s rather than being a fighting champion. Jade puts up the title, but her legal team made it so that Taya CANNOT use the chicken wing facebuster on threat of being automatically disqualified. Will Taya still be able to stop #ThatBitch without her best move?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the streak continues!
The bell rings and the two circle. Fans rally, Jade talks some smack, but then the two tie up. They’re in a deadlock so they break. Jade is still smug, and she pie faces Taya. Taya smirks, and SLAPS Jade! Jade and Taya fire off forearms, but Jade knees low. Jade bumps Taya off buckles, fires forearms and elbows, then whips corner to corner. Taya comes back to LARIAT Jade down! Fans fire up as Taya drags Jade around, floats to then rain down fists! Fans fire up but Sterling protests. Jade pushes Taya away but Taya returns to chicken wing! The ref reminds Taya, she can’t use the facebuster!
Taya lets Jade out of the chicken wings, to then ROCK Jade with a forearm! Taya stomps Jade, Jade throws forearms in return, and then Jade claws the eyes! Jade bumps Taya off buckles, stomps and CLUBS her, then has her against ropes. Jade CLUBS Taya, whips her to ropes, but Taya BOOTS back! Jade runs back in but Taya sends up and out! Jade manages to skin the cat, but Taya is there to BOOT her down! Jade hits the floor and Taya grins. Fans fire up, Taya builds speed, but Taya pulls up as Jade moves. Taya goes to the apron, jumps the sweep, but Jade blocks the kick! Jade makes Taya do the splits!
Jade CLUBS Taya, has her draped off the apron, and then CLUBS her to the floor! Jade talks trash and fans fire up as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Jade looms over Taya then stomps her around. Jade drags Taya up, whips her hard into railing, and then leaves fans hanging on high-fives. Jade storms up but Taya hits back. Jade CLUBS Taya, but Taya throws elbows. Jade SMACKS Taya off the apron! Taya crawls, Jade refreshes the ring count, but Taya hits back again. Jade CLUBS Taya, ROCKS her, then whips her into the steel steps! Jade runs in to MULE KICK Taya down! Taya crawls, Jade taunts her, but Taya hits back again. Jade CLUBS Taya into the ring and grows annoyed with her. Jade stalks Taya as she crawls, and then stomps her down again.
Jade drags Taya up, suplexes, then floats to a cover. TWO! Taya grits her teeth but Jade pushes her around. Jade sits Taya up and clamps on a chinlock. Taya endures, fans rally up, and Taya fights up, only for Jade to throw her down! Jade soaks up the cheers and jeers as she swaggers around. Jade pushes Taya, kicks her, toys with her, and talks more trash. Dynamite returns to single picture as Jade scoops and SLAMS Taya! Cover, TWO! Jade is more annoyed, and she drops an elbow, but misses as Taya moves! Taya goes to a corner, Jade runs in but Taya slips out, slips under, sunset flips, but Jade rolls through.
Taya blocks Jade’s boot, kicks low then KNEES back! Taya CHOPS, ROCKS and LARIATS! Jade staggers into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Jade survives and her team is relieved. Taya growls and pounds the mat. Fans rally up and Jade goes to the corner. Taya runs in but into a BOOT! Taya comes back, but Jade sends her into buckles! Jade hoists Taya up top, throws forearms, then climbs up. Jade throws shots but so does Taya! They brawl, Jade hops back to then spring back up! Jade brings Taya up, SUPERPLEX! Both women are down and fans fire up! Jade kips up! Jade roars through the pain!
Jade drags Taya up, to hit a DESTROYER!!! Cover, TWO!! Taya survives and Jade is furious! Jade drags Taya up, chicken wings, but Taya pries free! Taya arm-drags Jade, spins her around, mule kicks and throws her down! DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO! Jade survives and Taya grows frustrated. Taya drags Jade up in chicken wings! Sterling and the ref remind Taya she can’t use the facebuster! Taya still lifts Jade, but then lets her down in frustration. Jade victory rolls! And holds tights! Jade wins!!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
Taya’s frustration boils over as she shoves Sterling, DECKS Leila, and chases after Jade! Jade gets away, so Taya grabs the ref! More refs rush out to stop Taya from hitting the facebuster! La Wera Loca was about to live up to that nickname, but will she have to fight her way back up to another shot? Or will nothing ever stop #ThatBitch?
Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter speak.
One with a black eye, the other with an arm in a sling, The Doctor tells The Outcasts, “Let’s just get to the point. I think you ladies forget just what me and Jamie Hayter are capable of. I’d like to think we’re fairly decent human beings. Until you give us a reason not to be.” The AEW Women’s World Champion says, “Fair play, ladies. You got us good last week. And also an extra special thank you to Toni Storm, who ensured with her actions that I’d go to the hospital. And then you blindsided Britt. You couldn’t even use your own hands, you had to use weapons. That’s some real sneaky stuff.”
But they can use as many weapons as they like. They can send Britt & Hayter to the hospital as many times as they’d like, because this is far from over. The Outcasts declared war, so as far as Britt & Hayter are concerned, the only way this ends is if you send them to the bloody morgue! Will the Pillar & the Killer not stop until they’ve finally humbled Saraya, Storm & Soho?
AEW looks closer at Jay White & Juice Robinson VS Ricky Starks & Shawn Spears.
The Switchblade says last week, one of the biggest events in all of AEW History happened as he made his in-ring debut. But two men tried to stick their noses where it didn’t belong. The Absolute tells Jay ‘n’ Juice that they thought they had one over on Starks & Spears. The Perfect 10 says, “Hey, Bullet Club, pew pew pew! Bang bang bang bang.” Ricky & Shawn aren’t friends, but they do have a common enemy. So this Friday on Rampage, no more sneak attacks or hitting from behind! Rock Hard tells the “sweet boys” that they’re getting hit right in the balls! King Switch & Rock Hard, #BangBangGang puts Spears & Starks down, looking up at the lights, as the BC High Rollers keep it high. Will this be a Too Sweet showdown? Or will it be #AbsolutePerfect10n?
BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Dynamite!
After the JAS’s beatdown of Adam Cole was thwarted, we will see an undisputed 8 Man Tag! Menard, Parker, Hager & Garcia face off against Cole, Strong, Bandido & Orange Cassidy! Will Cole avenge himself and Britt with the help of some unlikely friends?
Bryan Danielson is here!
We saw the Maniac, as well as Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta, just earlier tonight, but The American Dragon now makes his presence known! He’s joining commentary for tonight’s main event!
Kenny Omega & Konosuke Takeshita w/ Don Callis VS The Butcher & The Blade w/ Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford!
While The Elite wants payback on the Blackpool Combat Club, The Cleaner and the Future of Wrestling test their chemistry. Will Kenny & Konosuke be a killer combination? Or will the Superbad Death Squad put them on the chopping block?
AEW returns as Kenny & Konosuke make their entrance together, Callis applauding his two blue chip choices. The teams sort out and Konosuke starts against Blade. Bryan is already tearing into Kenny & Konosuke, saying he’s disappointed in Konosuke for siding with The Elite after all Bryan did for him, while criticizing Kenny for not immediately pursuing the AEW World Championship in his comeback. Blade and Konosuke circle, and then Kip distracts Konosuke so Blade can sucker punch him! Blade bumps Konosuke off buckles, fires haymakers and CHOPS, then CHOPS and CHOPS and ROCKS him!
Blade whips corner to corner, runs in and CHOPS! Blade shakes out his own hand, takes off the glvoes, but Konosuke ROCKS Blade in return! Konosuke CLUBS away, but then Blade rakes eyes! Blade runs, but into a CALF KICK! Konosuke drags Blade up and tags in Kenny. Fans cheer as they mug Blade, and then Kenny ROCKS Blade! Kenny wrenches, tags back to Konosuke, and Konosuke CLUBS the arm. Konosuke wrenches, tags Kenny, and Kenny CLUBs the arm. Kenny fireman’s carries and trots around. “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” ROLLING SENTON, tag to Konosuke, and then the MOONSAULT!
Konosuke goes up, he SUPER SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Konosuke keeps cool and he tags Kenny back in. Kenny brings Blade up, but Blade rakes the eyes! Fans boo but Blade CHOPS! Blade whips, Kenny reverses, and Kenny RANAS Blade! Kenny gets up to BLAST Butcher, and then the Terminator Drums start. Kenny builds speed, but Kip swipes at Kenny! Fans boo, Callis protests, and Kenny goes out after Kip, only for Mrs. Superbad to stand in the way. Kenny is annoyed, but then he turns around into a BODY CHECK from Butcher! Butcher then sets Omega up for Kip’s ARABIAN PRESS! Direct hit and Kip mocks the finger guns.
Butcher puts Kenny in for Blade as AEW goes picture in picture. Blade covers, TWO! Blade drags Kenny up, tags Butcher, and they mug Kenny with DOUBLE HEADBUTTS! Butcher drags Kenny around, whips him to a corner hard, and Omega bounces off buckles. Butcher CHOPS Omega down, drops a knee, then drags him back up. Butcher bumps Kenny off buckles, tags Blade, and they DOUBLE HEADBUTT again! Kenny fights back with haymakers and backhands! Kenny runs, but into double shoulders! Butcher CHOPS Kenny, and Blade snapmares. Blade KICKS Kenny in the back, covers, TWO!
Blade drags Kenny up, scoops him, and tags Butcher in, for the LEG DROP SIDEWALK SLAM COMBO! Cover, TWO! Butcher stays on Kenny with a knee to the back! And again, and again! Butcher ROCKS Kenny with a forearm, tags Blade, and Blade throws hands. Blade ROCKS Kenny, pushes him to ropes, then ROCKS him again! Kenny CHOPS back! Blade ROCKS Kenny! Kenny ROCKS Blade! They go forearm for forearm, haymaker for haymaker, and then Kenny CHOPS! Blade kicks low! Kenny CHOPS again! Blade kicks low again! Kenny JABS! Blade UPPERCUTS! Kenny CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS!
Kenny SLAPS Blade, CHOPS him again, then whips. Blade reverses, Kenny shoots around and keeps moving, to dropkick a leg out! Dynamite returns to single picture, Kenny keeps moving, and he hits the KOTARO KRUSHER! Fans fire up as both men crawl, hot tags to Butcher and Konosuke! Butcher runs in but Konosuke blocks his punch to ROCK him first! Konosuke goes up, leaps and CROSSBODIES! Konosuke fires off forearms, whips but Butcher reverses, only for Konosuke to duck ‘n’ dodge and TAKESHITA LINE! Fans fire up as Butcher goes to a corner. Konosuke runs in to BOOT!
Fans fire up, Konosuke keeps moving and he BOOTS Butcher again! Konosuke reels Butcher in, but Butcher blocks the suplex! Butcher suplexes, Konosuke slips free and waistlocks. Butcher elbows, but Konosuke lets him spin around into a BRAINBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!! Konosuke keeps cool and fans fire up. Konosuke goes to a corner, Butcher sits up, and Butcher blocks the knee! Blade gets in but Konosuke ROCKS him first! But Butcher HALF NELSON BACKBREAKERS! Feed to the STUNNER, then a LARIAT!! Cover, Kenny breaks it! Blade tosses Kenny out hard, then drags Konosuke up.
Bryan already says, “Here’s what the BCC would do,” as Blade & Butcher DRAG THE- NO, Kenny trips Blade! Konosuke sits back up to RANA Butcher away! Kenny sends Blade into railing, Konosuke ROCKS Butcher! Butcher ROCKS Konosuke! Konosuke ROCKS Butcher again! Kenny V-TRIGGERS! Konosuke BLUE THUNDER BOMBS!! Cover, Blade breaks it!! Blade drags Konosuke up, ROCKS him and runs, into the JUMP KNEE! Kenny is there to SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! Blade flops out of the ring and Kenny builds speed to FLY! Direct hit on Blade AND Kip! Fans fire up and Bryan admits, Kenny has a good Dragon Suplex.
Konosuke aims at Butcher, for the POWER DRIVE KNEE! Cover, Konosuke & Kenny win!
Winners: Kenny Omega & Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall
Penelope is beside herself but Callis applauds his guys. Bryan gets off commentary to get a mic to say, “Impressive. It’s interesting, because I see one professional wrestler in the ring who got the pin, and one amateur who looks like he’s exhausted. Like his best days were behind him. Like he’s just living on the legacy that he built in Japan.” Fans boo but Bryan says right next to Kenny is “a prodigy. Somebody, who if he trained with The BCC, he would be a world beater! If he trained with The Elite, he’d be like Nakazawa! He’d be like Brandon Cutler! He’d be washing you guys in the showers!”
This tirade is just a distraction, because Claudio, Moxley & Yuta attack from behind!! They mug Kenny, TOSS Konosuke, then stomp away on Kenny! Fans boo but Bryan says last week, they started something. This week, they end it! Bryan has the screwdriver!! He hands it to Moxley while Yuta & Claudio hold Kenny! But here come the YOUNG BUCKS! Claudio hurries to intercept, but the Bucks dodge to DOUBLE SUPERKICK him right outta his shoes! Literally! Yuta intercepts, but he gets DOUBLE SUPERKICKS, too! Kenny gets around Moxley to SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! The Bucks get in, they DOUBLE SUPERKICK Moxley!
And now KENNY has the screwdriver!! Fans fire up but Bryan tells Konosuke to stop this! Konosuke agrees, he won’t let Kenny do this to Moxley. Kenny says no, this has to happen! But then Yuta & Claudio return to YANK the Bucks out of the ring and send them into railing! Moxley shoves Konosuke into Kenny! And then Moxley hits DEATH RIDER on Kenny!! Konosuke realizes he just made a mistake! Bryan steps in the ring to raise Konosuke’s hand, Konosuke is BCC now! Konosuke pulls away and says no! He doesn’t want any of this! Bryan says Konosuke needs to think about this. He should be BCC.
But then Yuta LOW BLOWS Konosuke! The BCC sit Konosuke up as Bryan shouts, “You made your choice! You made your choice!” Moxley has the screwdriver!! Moxley JAMS Konosuke in the face!! AND DIGS IT IN!! The fans boo but the BCC revels in what they’ve done! Will there be no stopping these four from scarring all of AEW?
A great AEW here with some more progress made towards Double or Nothing, but also with some interesting twists and turns. Great opening match of Cassidy VS Bandido, though they didn’t play up the bad hand as much as I thought they would. Cassidy still wins because he’s doing so well as champion, and I like that he and Bandido ended up buddies. Good promos from Cole and Jericho, and of course Jericho hypocritically chickens out to have his guys go after Cole. Great save from Cassidy and Bandido, and great to see Roderick Strong somewhere. Sadly, maybe a little too late to have The Undisputed Era truly in AEW, since Fish is gone from AEW and Kyle is still hurt. But I still like the 8 Man Tag they’re giving us next week, which I would think Cole’s team wins.
Really good match out of Dax VS Jarrett, but even with the refs ejecting Team Triple J, of course Triple J finds a way to cheat. And of course this is about the tag titles. We’ll definitely get Cash VS Lethal 1v1 first, and Triple J might cheat again, but the tag match is still going to happen, and probably at Double or Nothing. Good promo from Britt & Hayter to call out The Outcasts, but AEW again drags their heels in pacing this story. We should already know who from The Outcasts is challenging Hayter, and/or we should already have something big like a Women’s Blood & Guts match. But again, AEW booking their women’s division has been a point of contention they still need to figure out.
Speaking of, while we got a great match out of Jade VS Taya, I’m getting tired of Jade’s win streak. If AEW had paced things better, Jade would already be at 60-0 and ready to drop that belt. And they didn’t even think to tease Taya having a back-up finisher because she kept going for the chicken wing facebuster out of habit. Jade is great but she’s being overprotected, she should drop that belt at Double or Nothing and finally get up to the world title. But good to hear about the Owen Hart Cup returning. Now, they didn’t do that much out of the ordinary for the original winners, Cole & Britt, but these tournaments can help get screen time for many who need it. Maybe Julia Hart wins the women’s tournament for the House of Black?
For that matter, why not continue the House of Black pursuing Cassidy and the International Championship? Unless that’ll resume next week… Anyway, good squash win for Wardlow, and decent promo from Arn. But nice appearance by Christian and Luchasaurus where we got a good stare down of Wardlow and Luchasaurus. That should definitely be the TNT Championship match for Double or Nothing. Because while Hobbs got on QT’s case about losing the TNT title, QT should fulfill his promise by helping Hobbs go after another title. And good promo from Juice, Jay, Starks & Spears. Their tag match will be good, but who knows who wins that.
Great promos from MJF and Sammy both before and after Sammy VS Darby, and even a good promo from JB and Darby. And while MJF helped Sammy cheat to win the tournament, I was just hoping Tony Khan would call MJF on his shenanigans, and that’s what happened! Now, we don’t get a Fatal 4 outright, but you can bet that’s happening through that tag match. MJF starts to keep Sammy at a distance now, and that will come back to bite him. But at the same time, a Fatal 4 allows MJF to sneak that win out without even really cheating, and then we can have a 1v1 build between MJF and basically not Darby, since MJF and Darby already had a 1v1 feud.
RJ City had a good bit, in that he got jumped by the BCC. Moxley’s promo was of course foreshadowing, as after a great match for Kenny & Konosuke, the BCC attack. I did like the use of continuity as Bryan is still a role model of Konosuke’s and Konosuke did what he wanted in keeping Omega from bloodying Moxley. But at the same time, Konosuke is still Face and is against how the BCC is being Heels, so he suffers the consequences. This will give the story the way to bring Hangman back in so that The Elite is reunited to take on the BCC, probably in Blood & Guts.
My Score: 8.7/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (12/1/23)
Best Friends are on a Rampage!
Will tonight be Very Nice, Very Evil or whatever?
Greetings humans! Danhausen is back in AEW, and to celebrate, he teams with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta & Hook in a Very Nice, Very BIG 8 Man Tag!
- 8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order; OrangeHookHausen & Trent win.
- Six Man Tag: The Don Callis Family VS ???; The Don Callis Family wins.
- Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander; Shida, Skye & Statlander win.
- Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana; Penta, Vikingo & Komander win.
PLAY BY PLAY
8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta VS Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker & The Dark Order w/ Jake Hager!
OrangeHausen, HookHausen, OrangeHook, all of the above, and #JustTrent take on Daddy Magic, Cool Hang Ange, Alex Reynolds & Evil Uno in a big, super team-up type deal! But will the Very Nice, Very Evil Best Friends be victorious together? Or will the rogues gallery standing against them earn themselves quite a lot of golden opportunities all at once?
But wait, as Big Hurt Hager gets the VNVEBFs to turn their backs, the rogues attack! Fans boo, the bell rings, and all but Danhausen is tossed out of the ring as he tosses Reynolds instead. Uno CLUBS Danhausen, Cassidy is sent into railing, and Uno puts Danhausen in a corner. Uno CHOPS him, soaks up the heat, and then storms up. Danhausen kicks low, throws hands, but Uno kicks back. Uno whips corner to corner, runs in but into a BOOT! Danhausen runs up to RANA! Uno tumbles, fans fire up and Danhausen catches Reynolds as he runs in, wrench and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up as Danhausen kicks low and tags Hook.
HookHausen double whip Uno, Uno holds ropes and Menard tags in. Menard, Parker and Reynolds all get in, but then so do Trent and Cassidy! The eight men are stare down, and the brawl is back on! The ref reprimands but the Dark Order & X-JAS get the edge. They all have someone in a corner, then they all coordinate to quadruple whip! But the Best Friends all reverse that, X-JAS and Dark Order crash into each other! And then Best Friends set up in the corners… and Hook needs to be coaxed a little bit, for the GROUP- NO, they all get kicked low! Fans boo as X-JAS & Dark Order reel them in, but the Best Friends QUADRUPLE SUPLEX!
Fans fire up because now we get the GROUP HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Hook then goes after Parker with body shots, but Menard storms up. Menard hits low, scoops Hook, BACKBREAKER and Parker KNEES Hook down! But Trent JUMP KNEES Parker down! Menard kicks low and POWERBOMBS Trent! Cassidy dodges Menard to tilt-o-whirl and DDT! Uno CHOPS Cassidy down! Danhausen baits Uno in for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Reynolds runs in, spins Danhausen and ROLLING ELBOWS!
Hook is back up, T-BONE for Reynolds! T-BONE for Parker! Uno is up, he kicks low and whips. Hook reverses that to clinch and T-BONE! Extra large serving for Uno there! But wait, here comes Wheeler Yuta! The ROH Pure Champion wants to taunt Hook like he has been for weeks now, and then Menard CLOBBERS Hook in the distraction! Yuta joins commentary while Menard bumps Hook off buckles, and reels him in for a big suplex! Tag to Parker and he stomps Hook down. Parker stomps more, then pushes Hook around. Parker tags Uno, they mug Hook. Uno then bumps Hook off the boots of Menard and Reynolds.
Reynolds tags in, he runs side to side to ELBOW Hook! Uno SPLASHES, short arm LARIATS, and Reynolds covers, TWO! Reynolds stands on Hook’s head, fans boo but the Dark Order and X-JAS soak up the heat. But Hook clinches! Reynolds fights with forearms, then he bumps Hook off buckles. Tag to Menard, he stomps Hook then lets off to distract the ref, Uno and Parker CHOKE Hook while Rampage goes picture in picture!
Menard stomps Hook, drags him up, and ROCKS him with a right. Menard pushes Hook around, soaks up the heat, but turns around into a CHOP! Menard trips Hook, drags him back, and tags Parker in. Parker CLUBS Hook down, then stomps him. Parker taunts the Best Friends, flicks his hair gel at them, then goes back to Hook. Parker CLUBS Hook, tags Uno, and they mug Hook some more. Uno scrapes his laces on Hook’s face then tags Parker back in. Parker stomps Hook, but Hook powers Parker back! They end up on ropes, Parker KNEES Hook back! Parker then BLASTS Cassidy off the corner!
Rampage returns to singe picture as Parker goes after Hook, and Hook gets around to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Parker tags Menard but Hook LARIATS Menard down! The fans fire up as Hook and Menard crawl, hot tags to Trent and Uno! Trent rallies on Uno, then on Reynolds! GERMAN SUPLEX! And then another GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent still has Reynolds but Reynolds fights the nelson. Uno runs in but Trent ducks, the BOOT hits Reynolds! Trent HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES Uno away! Trent runs in at Reynolds but into a BOOT! Reynolds goes up but Trent YANKS him down for a SAIDO! Fans fire up with Trent!
Trent tags Cassidy, and Cassidy storms up to “unleash.” But then he really does fire off BOOT after BOOT on Dark Order! Yuta sighs as this is typical Cassidy. Cassidy dodges the Dark Order’s double lariat to DOUBLE SHOTGUN! Cassidy kips up and the fans fire up! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but Uno stops the DDT to suplex! Only to get STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy keeps moving but Uno BOOTS him! Uno hooks Cassidy up, for SOMETHING EVIL! Cover, Trent KNEES it apart! Fans fire up, Reynolds BOOTS Trent! Reynolds runs in to BOOT Cassidy in a corner! Reynolds puts Cassidy up top!
Reynolds ROCKS Cassidy, climbs up, but Trent runs up to get Reynolds! SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Cassidy adjusts, and Danhausen tags in! But so does Menard! Menard says do NOT do what he thinks he’s gonna do! But then Danhausen CURSES him! And yes, the PURPLE HAT! Hager is pissed, Parker tries to calm him down, but then Hager runs in! Danhausen dodges, Trent & Cassidy dump Hager out! Menard grabs Danhausen, Parker runs in to get the hat back! But Hook gets Parker in the REDRUM!! Menard lets Danhausen go, but Danhausen rolls him up! BEST FRIENDS WIN!
Winners: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta, by pinfall
Not only is X-JAS furious, but Yuta says this is unbelievable. But will the Decoder have to worry about the much more Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil?
Backstage interview with The Outcasts & Anna Jay.
Renee Paquette is with Saraya, Ruby Soho & The Star of the Show to say they are teaming up for the first time in Six Woman Tag action. Saraya says yes they are, and sorry for cutting Renee off, Renee knows Saraya loves her, but… Isn’t Anna just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? Ruby sighs and Saraya says “Liza Minnelli” is in a time out so shush. Anyway, Saraya thanks Anna for teaming with them, Lord knows they’ve needed some extra help around here. And also, they do have something in common that is giant, greasy, irritating, and needs to be handled. Oh, speaking of, here it comes.
Parker walks in, apologizes for not being here sooner, and then says hi to Ruby. But uh, yeah, the guys are ready to go, they’ll be out there for her, team effort! Um, no, Anna doesn’t want the boys out there. Especially Parker. What? But Saraya says this is why she loves Anna! She’s great. Yeah, she is. Hey, no, stop looking at Ruby. Saraya drags Ruby along, leaving Parker alone. Will the X-JAS still even be the X-JAS anymore with all this drama?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
Schiavone says that 28 years ago, in this town, at the Mall of America, two men were in the main event for the very first wrestling match ever on TNT. It was Sting VS Ric Flair. And Schiavone wants to also say that the final match on TNT back then was Sting VS Ric Flair. So it gives Schiavone a sense of pride to welcome one of Minnesota’s favorite sons, as well as STIIIING~! The Icon makes his way out to the ring and fans howl for him. Schiavone then introduces the Nature Boy, the Minnesota native, Ric Flair! Fans “WOO~!” as Flair makes his way out now, and hugs Sting in the ring.
Schiavone has them bring it in. Wednesday night, they announced the location of Sting’s final match at AEW Revolution, March 3rd, 2024. It will be Greensboro, North Carolina, where these two set the standard for a great televised wrestling event. Sting stands at 24-0, the longest undefeated streak standing, and we’re just two weeks away from tickets going on sale. Sting asks to take the mic, and he howls for the fans! The fans howl back and Sting says Minneapolis, lots of great memories here! Not only did he and Ric do the first and last WCW shows on TNT here, but they did the very big, gigantic- Oh, can’t really say that on TV, sorry. Copyright and stuff.
But the massive match at Mall of America, everyone knows about it. Sting’s had great matches here against and with Lex Luger, Bam Bam Bigelow, and lots of other great memories. So good to be back. Thank you for those memories. Thank you, Tony Khan, Tony Schiavone and the Nature Boy! WOO~! Ric takes the mic now, and he says, “Wow. From 1972 ’til today. And believe it or not, I’m still alive. And that’s saying a lot, heh. Because I’ve covered a lot of ground and had a lot of fun. But there are three or four people that are always gonna be special in my life, and you’ll love these names.
“Dusty Rhodes, Ricky The Dragon, and a guy that I think I’ve wrestled at least 15 hundred times over our career, the great–and the word ‘Icon’ does not even enough to begin to say what a man he is. I’m so serious, to be back in my hometown in this moment, and this ride. This is an incredible ride. Think about the history of our business. I’ve been there with him since ’88, and I’m gonna be there with him in the end. And man, that doesn’t happen in real-life, guys. And y’know what? We’ve stayed as respectful and honest with each other as the day we met, and that’s really unusual. You’re the man, brother.”
Fans cheer, and Ric says, “We’re gonna dance all night and dance a little longer. We’re gonna stay up all night and stay a little longer. I cannot tell you where we’ll be at like the old days, but you know we’ll be going AEW strong! WOO~!” Fans echo “WOO~!” with Ric and Schiavone says Ric will be there for Sting at AEW Revolution, tickets on sale soon! The Icon and Nature Boy are riding off into the night, and we have the when and where. Now all we need is, who faces Sting in his final match?
Backstage interview with Hikaru Shida, Kris Statlander & Skye Blue.
Renee is now with the Shining Samurai, the Galaxy’s Greatest and Chicago Skye as she says a lot has changed in the AEW Women’s Division after Full Gear. Shida lost the AEW Women’s World Championship to Toni Storm, and Statlander lost the AEW TBS Championship to Julia Hart, the same match Skye Blue was in. Does tonight feel like a way to get momentum back? Kris says it has been a hard pill to swallow. “You work so hard for something, and you come back from multiple injuries, you come back and change yourself so many times, and you obtain something so precious, and it’s just taken away in a matter of seconds.”
And worse yet, Kris wasn’t the one who got pinned. Oh, okay, blame Skye when Kris had plenty of chances to win the Triple Threat, and didn’t. Shida tells them to stop. She also lost a title, she also feels angry, but not towards them. Not towards her partners. They can take their anger out on their opponents tonight! Kris agrees with that, and so does Skye. Will this trio of stars be able to bring down The Outcasts and Star of the Show?
The Don Callis Family VS JAH-C
So what if they lost the Like A Dragon Street Fight? “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs did damage to Paul “The Giant” Wight like no man has ever done before, and there’s still a lot left in the tank for Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita. Will they only be made stronger from that loss?
The teams sort out, Hobbs starts and Jah throws hands! Hobbs doesn’t even flinch! Jah runs, but Hobbs CLOBBERS him! In runs ??? but Hobbs picks him up to SPINEBUSTER! D runs in but Hobbs SPINEBUSTERS him, too! Fletcher & Konosuke step in, they all get a man up, and in synchronized formation, we get the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM, GRIMSTONE and BASTARD DRIVER!! Cover, The Don Callis Family wins!
Winners: The Don Callis Family, by pinfall
Fans boo but Callis celebrates with his “family.” Then Callis gets a mic to talk. “Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega! The Golden Jets! You put two of the greatest of all time into a tag team and what do you got? You got a team that could be the most dominant of all time. And I know that wins and losses matter here in All Elite Wrestling. But in the Don Callis Family, the only thing that matters is winning! And whether it’s singles, tag, or trios, the Don Callis Family will continue dominating until there’s nowhere for the Golden Jets to hide in AEW!” The ultimatum has been issued, will it only be a matter of time before AEW belongs to the DCF?
Prince Nana & Brian Cage talk with The Workhorsemen.
Nana says it is an unbelievable time for the Mogul Embassy. Cage says it’s always a great time. Nana says the Gates of Agony are in NJPW World Tag League, killing it and bringing home that money. But tonight, Nana needs to hire some help, and that brings in JD Drake & Anthony Henry. Nana has been watching them, he likes their style. That is why tonight, he needs their services. And this could be a huge opportunity for you both to step up to the plate and to prove a point. To impress Swerve Strickland, too. So tonight, Nana’s paid them, get the job done, and we’ll see if they can join the team. But he believes in them!
Nana & Cage head out, will Scrap metal & The Saint of Augusta help The Machine bring down the luchador trio in tonight’s main event?
Six Woman Tag: Anna Jay & The Outcasts VS Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander!
Both sides have said what’s on their mind, but it’s the emotions in their hearts that could make or break these team-ups. Will Saraya be able to keep things together between Anna and Ruby? Or will it be Shida who struggles to keep Skye and Kris on the same page?
The teams sort out and Kris starts against Anna. The fans rally as the two circle, then tie up. Kris waistlocks, SLAMS Anna, then drags her up to tag Shida. The former champs double whip, sweep and ELBOW Anna down. Then they shake hands to DOUBLE ELBOW DROP! Shida covers, TWO! Tag to Skye and she wrenches Anna to a JAWBREAKER! Anna blocks the superkick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Skye pushes Anna around, but Kris tags herself in. Skye lets that go, to then tag herself back in! But Kris tags back in again! They argue, but then Shida tags herself in to get them both to stop.
But then Anna hot tags Saraya! Saraya gets around Shida, Shida gets around Saraya, but Saraya mule kicks Shida! Saraya runs, but Shida ENZIGURIS first! Shida fires up, the fans are with her, and Shida torture racks! Saraya endures, but Ruby says put her down! So Shida DROPS Saraya! Ruby storms in but Shdia kicks her low, and snap suplexes her onto Saraya! Fans fire up as Shida covers Saraya, TWO! Shida tags Skye in and Skye keeps Saraya from her corner. Skye whips, runs up and SHINING WIZARD on the ropes! But Anna distracts the ref so Saraya can keep Skye stuck, and Ruby ROUNDHOUSES Skye down!
Fans boo but Saraya howls to the moon. Saraya stomps Skye, insults her, and whips her to the corner as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, lets off to distract the ref, and Ruby digs her boot in! Anna pulls Skye’s hair to help out, then Saraya storms up to bump Skye off buckles. Tag to Ruby, she stomps away on Skye, but lets off as the ref counts. Saraya tells fans to shut up while Ruby drags Skye around. Skye throws body shots, then JAWBREAKERS! Ruby staggers back, Saraya tags in, and the Outcasts mug Skye! Saraya has Skye in the ropes to throw knee after knee! The ref counts, Saraya lets off, and she pushes Skye back in. Saraya keeps Skye from her corner, taunting Shida and Kris, then she stomps Skye.
Saraya bumps Skye off buckles, tags Anna and Anna CHOKES Skye! The ref counts, Anna lets off, and then Anna CHOKES Skye on ropes! The ref counts again, Anna lets off and distracts the ref so Saraya can SLAP Skye. Anna bumps Skye off buckles, Ruby tags in, and Anna ROCKS Skye. Ruby CHOPS Skye, stalks her to a corner, and stands her up, but Skye avoids the chop to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Skye and Ruby sputter and drop to their knees while Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and hot tag to Kris! She BLASTS Ruby, drags Saraya up and FISHERMAN BUSTERS! Cover, but Anna kicks it apart! Anna drags Saraya back and tags herself in. Anna stands Kris up, wrenches and HOOK KICKS! Then Saraya KNEES Kris down! Cover, TWO! Anna drags Kris up, QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! But Kris powers up to back suplex free! Ruby runs in, STO! Skye SUPERKICKS Ruby! Saraya YAKUZA KICKS Skye! Shida ROCKS Saraya, whips her but Saraya reverses, only for Shida to JUMP KNEE! Anna BOOTS Shida! Kris runs up, but into a COMPLETE SHOT! Anna tags Ruby and they get Kris up.
Anna HOOK KICKS, then Ruby SUPERKICKS but Kris pulls Anna into it! Ruby panics, Kris tags Skye and Electric Chair Lifts Ruby! SLAM and CODE BLUE!! Cover, Skye’s team wins!
Winners: Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue & Kris Statlander, by pinfall
The dysfunction wasn’t enough to bring down Skye and Kris, they made it work and now celebrate together! As for Anna, she is furious with Ruby, and Saraya pulls Ruby along like an angry mother with her daughter. Are the Outcasts going to be on the outs sooner rather than later?
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!
Firstly, the Continental Classic continues, and the Gold League’s third round has been set: Jon Moxley VS Rush; Jay White VS Jay Lethal; and Swerve Strickland VS Mark Briscoe! Will El Toro Blanco be the one to serve The Maniac that first L in the tournament? Will Lethal and Briscoe finally get on the board?
And after being the one to score the pinfall in tonight’s Six Woman Tag, Skye Blue gets her shot at “Timeless” Toni Storm and the AEW Women’s World Championship! Will Skye finally make it through the Storm to grab the gold on the other side?
Six Man Tag: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Brian Cage & The Workhorsemen w/ Prince Nana!
While the AEW World Trios Champions, Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed, are down and out, trios are forming and fighting their way up. Alex Abrahantes’ league of luchadores want their shot, but will they make it through a Rampage? Or will The Mogul Embassy learn that having #CeroMiedo is priceless?
The trios sort out, and Cage starts against Komander. Cage kicks Komander low right at the bell, then whips him to ropes. Komander handsprings, Cage dodges but Komander dodges back, then RAN- NO, Cage blocks that to pop Komander up! But Komander sunset flips! Cage drags Kmoander up to OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Penta tags in, then GAMANGIRIS Cage! Penta goes up to CROSSBODY! And then he dodges to SUPERKICK! Henry tags in, bobs ‘n’ weaves and fires off hands. Henry gets around to make Penta kneel, and he DROPKICKS Penta away! Henry soaks up the jeers, but Penta tags Vikingo!
Viking springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK Henry! Fans fire up as Vikingo then whips Henry corner to corner. Henry reverses, but Vikingo reverses back to HEEL KICK! Vikingo forearm smashes int he corner, goes up and fans rally, for the IMPLODER DRAGON-RANA! And then the DREAMCAST KICK! JD tags in and fans rally up. JD says “SUCK IT!” and then dares Vikingo to chop him. Vikingo winds up as fans chant “SI! SI! SI!” CHOP! JD nods, but he wants another. Vikingo CHOPS again, and JD huffs and puffs. JD swings, Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges but JD CHOPS Vikingo down after all!
JD then powers Vikingo to ropes to BIEL him across the way! JD taunts Penta, whips Vikingo, but Vikingo ducks ‘n’ dodges again to CORKCCREW RANA! JD flounders out, Cage and Henry run in, but Penta & Komander SUPERKICK them first! Henry bails out, Penta gives Komander a boost, saluting MISSILE DROPKICK! Cage tumbles out, fans rally as the luchadores coordinate, and “CERO! MIEDO!” TRIPLE DIVES!! Some cleaner than others, and JD pops Vikingo back up to CLOBBER him off the ropes! Komander stomps Cage, and puts him in the ring as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Komander hurries in, Penta BOOTS JD to join Komander. But Henry trips Komander! Penta runs up, SUPERKICKS Henry, then makes sure he knows, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but into a SPIN POWERSLAM! Cage drags Komander up for a deadlift SUPERPLEX!! Cage flexes, Henry & JD join in, and then JD stalks Komander. JD drags Komander up, DECKS him, then stalks him to ropes. JD puts Komander in the corner, CHOPS, and then tags Henry. The Workhorsemen mug Komander, Henry throws body shots, then he runs in to forearm smash! JD tags, LARIAT, NECK TWIST and SLINGSHOT SENTON!
Nana likes what he sees as Komander writhes. JD drags Komander up, keeps him from the lucha corner, and he CLUBS Komander back down. JD drags Komander up to scoop and SLAM! JD goes up a corner, to then VADER FLOP as Komander moves! Henry tags in, he drags Komander from the corner, then ducks the enziguri! But Komander rolls free and hot tags Vikingo! Vikingo springboards to CROSSBODY! Vikingo SOBATS Henry, runs but into a cheap shot from Cage! The ref reprimands but Henry throws Vikingo down by his hair! NECK TWIST! And a headscissor squeeze, even!
Henry lets off to then stand Vikingo up, for another NECK TWIST! Tag to Cage and he RAMS Vikingo into a corner! And again! And then he CHOPS! Cage wrenches Vikingo, scoops him, and does bicep curls before he FALL AWAY SLAMS Vikingo! Cage flexes, taunts Cero Miedo, and he drags Vikingo up to GERMAN SUPLEX! Vikingo lands on his feet! Vikingo waistlocks, Cage elbows free then whips Vikingo to ropes. But Vikingo slides under, only to get caught! But Vikingo then PELES! Hot tag to Penta as Rampage returns to single picture! Penta dodges Cage to then SLINGBLADE Cage down! SLINGEBLADE again!
The Workhorsemen attack, double whip, but Penta KICKS JD and SUPERKICKS Henry! Penta runs in to wheelbarrow Cage, victory roll and DOUBLE DDT on the Workhorsemen! Fans fire up and Penta SUPERKICKS Cage! Tag to Komander and he goes up top to MISSILE DROPKICK JD! Penta hauls Henry up, ALLEY-OOP into a MISSILE DROPKICK from Vikingo!! Fans lose their minds over that one, and then Penta sets up so Komander can use him as a step, HANGTIME DROPKICK on JD in a corner! Cage staggers up, Penta has his target, SUPERKICK! Komander springboards, FLYIGN CODE BREAKER! And he holds on for Vikingo to DOUBLE STOMP Cage!
Penta goes up, “CERO! MIEDO!” DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS of his own! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives because he’s a Machine! But Abrahantes rallies the fans for his team. Penta hauls Cage up, reels him in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Cage wrenches out to JUMP KNEE! Penta falls into the tag with Komander, and Komander springboards, but Cage SWATS him! Cage whips Komander to the corner, tags Henry, and Cage runs up to MONKEY FLIP Komander into JD’s POWERBOMB!! Then JD CATAPULTS Kmoander into Henry’s SUPERKICK! Henry goes up, DIVING DOUBLE STOMP BACKBREAKER of their own! Cover, Vikingo breaks it!!
JD TOSSES Vikingo, Penta SUPERKICKS JD! Cage fireman’s carries Penta for F10! Vikingo returns with a springboard, FLYING TORNADO DDT!! Henry is back, he steps over and reels Vikingo in, PILEDRIVER! But Penta catches Henry now, half nelson, pump handle, MADE IN JAPAN!! JD is up, Penta kicks but JD blocks it! JD has Penta for the underhooks, the SILENCER! Komander returns, JD ducks his roundhouse but not the HEEL KICK! But Cage waistlocks Komander! Komander fights with elbows, but Henry runs up! Komander ducks, the ENZIGURI hits Cage! Nana is furious, and Cage CLOBBERS Henry!!
Nana says no more, they’re done. JD asks what the hell, but Cage shoves JD. Vikingo DREAMCAST KICKS JD! The Embassy is leaving, they don’t want to hire Workhorsemen anymore? Well Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and FEAR FACTOR!! Komander is up top, he tags Vikingo before giving Henry CIELITO LINDO! Komander DIVES onto JD! Vikingo adds on the 630 SENTON!! Cover, the luchadores win!
Winners: Penta El Zero Miedo, Komander & El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The implosion of Nana’s team all over a misunderstanding gives Penta’s team their first victory together! Will Penta, Komander y Vikingo take this momentum to next beat Action Andretti & Top Flight?
A really good Rampage here with a lot of tag team action. There must be something in Cassidy’s contract about opening shows, though, because that 8 Man Tag certainly felt main event worthy. But then it made sense in story that it had to go first so that the X-JAS could be in action before Anna, and Anna would tell Parker to stay in the back during her match because of how Ruby would be involved. Great win for Cassidy’s team, and great win for the Faces in the Women’s Trios match. Rather surprised Skye is getting her shot at Storm so soon. Yes, she interrupted Storm’s acceptance speech moment, and won here, but why not give us a promo segment between them first, then the match on Winter is Coming. But at the same time, debut in Montreal, they want it to be important.
Of course Don Callis Family squashes jobbers, but I like that we got to see Hobbs, Konosuke and Fletcher all in red ring gear. And seeing Don Callis’ Last Supper parody, it makes me think he wants a total of 11 faction members. I say 11 because “Judas” is already accounted for in Jericho. So far, he has five, Callis really is gonna have to recruit tag teams and/or trios if he wants an easier time of filling out the group. Really good main event from Penta’s team going against Cage & Workhorsemen. Of course the Faces win, but also it was clear the Workhorsemen were going to take the loss for the Heels. Kinda wished Cage would beat down the Workhorsemen after the loss, not because of the “misunderstanding” trope, but that’d probably take away from the Faces celebrating.
And given Rampage is prerecorded, turns out that was for the best this week. I’d only just heard today about how… controversial Ric Flair got in his part of the promo segment. Flair also tweeted about it, both apologizing and not apologizing for what he said. This is gonna be a long three months if everyone has to worry about Flair spouting off the stuff he got away with in the 1980s when he was much, MUCH younger. That aside, the entire segment was redundant anyway, we heard them talk on Dynamite, this is the same crowd that heard it all, it’s just a waste of time.
My Score: 8.5/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/29/23)
The Continental Classic continues into week 2!
The Switchblade enters whose house?
The AEW Continental Classic continues here on Dynamite! Swerve Strickland and Jay White are both 1-0, but they go against each other for the top spot in Gold League!
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jon Moxley VS Jay Lethal; Moxley wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Mark Briscoe VS Rush; Rush wins.
- Wardlow VS AR Fox; Wardlow wins.
- Six Man Tag: Action Andretti & Top Flight VS The Hardy Party; Action & Top Flight win.
- AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Emi Sakura; Julia wins and retains the title.
- AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jay White VS Swerve Strickland; Swerve wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Bryan Danielson is here!
Fans cheer as the American Dragon, eyepatch on like a pirate, joins commentary to watch the Continental Classic competition in person.
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jon Moxley VS Jay Lethal!
The Maniac is 1-0 with three points, so he’s feeling pretty good batting lead for round two! Will he continue his momentum with #PureCarnage? Or will this be a lethal week two?
The bell rings and the clock is ticking on the 20 minute time limit. Moxley and Lethal circle, tie up, and Lethal headlocks for a takeover. Moxley headscissors, Lethal kips free but Moxley headlocks for a takeover. Lethal headscissors, Moxley kips free, and we go another takeover for another scissor. And another! Lethal then ROCKS Moxley with a right! Moxley ROCKS Lethal, Lethal ROCKS Moxley, and they go back and forth! Lethal kicks low, runs, but Moxley CLOBBERS him! Fans fire up but Lethal trips Moxley to step through, FIGURE FOUR! But Moxley rolls to the apron, and they fall to the floor!
Lethal and Moxley get up, Lethal throws body shots but Moxley clinches. Lethal RAMS Moxley into the apron, slides into the ring and he builds speed. Lethal DIVES and sends Moxley into the railing! Fans fire up, Lethal goes to the apron and struts, but Bryan says not to do that with Moxley. Lethal hops in, builds speed again, but Moxley slides in to deny the dive! Then Moxley DECKS Lethal, and he DIVES! Now Lethal is sent into railing! Moxley shakes out his leg after jamming it up a bit. Lethal CLUBS Moxley, CLUBS him more, but Moxley ROCKS Lethal back. Moxley puts Lethal in, runs in at the corner and clotheslines!
Moxley climbs up to rain down fists! The fans count, but Lethal slips away before five to kick at the legs! Then Lethal hoists Moxley for a SHIN BREAKER to a DRAGON SCREW! Moxley clutches his knee, Lethal storms up to stomp him! Lethal goes after that knee with more stomps, but Moxley hobbles to another corner. Lethal CLUBS the leg, CLUBS it again, and again! Moxley ROCKS Lethal! Lethal ROCKS Moxley! They go back and forth, Moxley gets the edge with boxing elbows! Then he BITES Lethal! Moxley runs, Lethal ducks to handspring, but into a SLEEPER! Lethal JAWBREAKRS free, and hits another SHIN BREAKER! Then a SAIDO!
Lethal hits a GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Moxley writhes, Lethal climbs, and he MACHO ELBOWS! Cover, TWO! Moxley is still in this, but he sputters as he crawls to ropes. Moxley is on the apron, Lethal BLASTS Moxley to the railing! The front row has Moxley in their laps as Dynamite goes picture in picture!
Lethal waits while the ref checks on Moxley. Moxley drags himself up but Lethal goes out after him. Moxley drags himself over railing, and Lethal ROCKS him with a right hand! And again! Lethal then RAMS Moxley into the apron, then CLUBS away on the leg! Lethal SLAMS the leg into the apron, and Moxley scrambles into the ring. Lethal pursues, runs up and KICKS the leg out! Moxley crawls, Lethal grabs the leg, and he drops an elbow on the knee! And again! Lethal then has a toehold and he twists the foot. Moxley endures, Lethal stomps the leg, then drops another elbow! But Moxley uses that to get an ARMBAR!
Lethal clasps hands quickly, fights up to stack, TWO and Lethal knees the back of Moxley’s leg! Lethal bends the leg across his own knee, but Moxley endures. Lethal KNEES it again, pulls, and goes back to the standing toehold. Moxley endures, Dynamite returns to single picture, and the fans rally up. Moxley kicks away at Lethal, then gets up to hit a CUTTER! Fans fire up while both men are down. Moxley fires up, he drags Lethal up and in, but Lethal fights the piledriver! Lethal RAMS Moxley into the corner, hoists him up, and CHOPS! Lethal climbs for a SUPER DRAGON SCREW! Moxley writhes and Lethal says he’s gonna rip that leg off!
Lethal aims as Moxley slowly rises, but Moxley avoids the chop block! Moxley ROCKS Lethal with a forearm! And CHOPS him! Lethal fires a forearm but Moxley fires back! The fans rally, the forearms fly, and Moxley gets the edge! Moxley runs, but Lethal follows to UPPERCUT! Lethal runs, but Moxley follows to ELBOW! Moxley runs, baits Lethal in, to LARIAT! Fans fire up with Moxley and he drags Lethal up. Underhooks, but Lethal fights the Paradigm Shift, BACKBREAKER TO COMPLETE SHOT! Moxley is down after the Lethal Combination, and Lethal covers, TWO! Bryan says that wasn’t a great cover, a tournament like this is about the basics.
Lethal grabs Moxley’s leg to SMASH the knee against the mat again and again! Then he drags Moxley, steps through, but Moxley cradle counters! TWO!! Lethal rushes Moxley but Moxley POSTS him! And then rolls him up, TWO!! Lethal escapes again, and Moxley goes back to the corner. Moxley slaps the bad leg and the fans rally up. Lethal stands, he dodges Moxley, and he O’Conner Rolls! TWO and Moxley has the REAR NAKED CHOKE! Lethal rolls back, TWO! Lethal gets the legs, FIGURE FOUR!! Moxley sits up but he endures the pain! Bryan coaches Moxley from commentary and Moxley fights his way around!
Moxley reaches out, Lethal pulls on that hold, but Moxley has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Lethal lets off and drags Moxley up. Lethal KICKS the leg, then calls his shot! Handspring, but Moxley falls! Lethal stops himself, but falls for it! PARADIGM SHIFT!! Moxley fires up, and he KING KONG LRAIATS Lethal inside out!! Then PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Lethal survives, but Moxley has the REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Lethal CLUBS Moxley’s leg, but then Moxley traps that arm! Lethal taps, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (gains 3 points; Lethal earns 0)
The Maniac is 2-0 with a strong six points, but it may have cost him a leg! Will he have to watch out next round with that target on his back?
AEW shares footage from after Saturday Night Collision.
Eddie Kingston asks them what they want him to say. He knew this was gonna be tough. Tony Khan didn’t put any scrubs in this tournament. Eddie just maybe got too cocky, thinking that since he put two belts in the pot, he was a given winner. No one deserves to win, everything is earned. Eddie has Bryan next but he’s behind the 8 ball. Eddie says he will not do this. He will not go backwards. Humble in victory and humble in defeat. Eddie has to go heal up, Epsom salt bath, all that good stuff. The Mad King vows he will be ready for the American Dragon.
Bryan Danielson responds.
Bryan says he was actually impressed by the confidence Eddie had to put up both his titles for the tournament. But now, one loss and Eddie feels he’s behind the 8 ball? Against Bryan? Bryan fractured his orbital bone, needed surgery in two places, and yet he is coming into this tournament on fire! He is NOT behind the 8 ball, he is NOT going to be humble, he is here to win this and be the first AEW Triple Crown! Will Bryan’s Blue League start be Eddie’s Blue League end?
Tony Schiavone is backstage.
He brings up that Sting’s final match is coming. AEW Revolution, Sunday, March 3rd, 2024. And when it comes to where they’ll have Sting’s final match, they thought of the many great venues across the world, but what better place for Sting’s final match than Greensboro, North Carolina and the Greensboro Coliseum? So many great Sting matches were held there, but one in particular that comes to mind is 1988, Sting VS Ric Flair for the World Heavyweight Championship. So Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina, get ready! Joining Schiavone now are those very legends, Sting and Ric Flair!
First off, 24-0, the longest win streak in AEW right now, what a fitting place for Sting to have his final match and maybe end on 25 than in Greensboro. Sting says yeah, wow, all those years ago, it was March 8th, 1988, his very first world title match against perhaps the greatest world champion of all time in The Nature Boy. Sting would’ve never guessed that night, 35 years later, we’d be here now. The memories, 45 minutes but a draw, commercial free, the first time in TV history that any sporting event even did that. But that’s not the real point of it. The big deal was being in there with Ric Flair. That was a make or break night, and so thank you, Ric, for putting Sting on the map.
Sting says yeah, that is a fitting place to end his career all these years later, Greensboro. Schiavone says so many great memories, and for him and Flair, forty years ago, does he remember? Oh, Flair knows. The words cannot be spoken to emphasize what is about to happen! Greensboro, where Sting, make no mistake, Ric didn’t make Sting a thing, Sting made himself! 45 MINUTES! Commercial free! With Flair! Unthinkable! Sting walked back there to 25 wrestlers going, “Jesus! You’re the man! You did it, Stinger!” He went out there and did it like a man! That’s what this business is all about.
Flair is 74 years old, standing next to the Icon, with his friend, Schiavone, and going back to Greensboro for what will be the greatest moment of his life, and God knows Flair’s had some good ones. He is honored to be there at Sting’s side! They shake hands, and Flair says the ACC Tournament and all that, nah, this is one for the ages! Highway 85 will be lined up from Richmond, all the way to Charlotte, like it always was! Sting, The Nature Boy, and AEW are coming to Greensboro! Let’s give it to ’em! “WOO~!” It’s the 80s all over again! Tickets on sale December 15th! IT’S SHOWTIME!
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Mark Briscoe VS Rush!
The Sussex County Chicken got beat by The Maniac but El Toro Blanco got cheated by the Switchblade! These animals are hungry for points, so who gets fed?
The bell rings and Rush rushes in! They RAM and then fire off forearms! The fans fire up, Bryan says this is what he was talking about! This isn’t going 20 minutes! The forearms keep flying, Rush ROCKS Mark, but Mark fires off forearms and CHOPS! Rush CHOPS back! Rush whips, runs in, and SPLASHES int he corner! Rush runs but Mark follows, JUMP KCIK! Mark gets Rush up, CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Fans fire up as Mark forearms and stomps away! The ref counts, Mark lets off, but Rush dodges to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Rush sits Mark down so he can stomp with both feet!
Rush scrapes Mark, goes to the far side, then runs in. Mark BOOTS back but Rush still clotheslines! Snapmare and KCIK! Rush stomps away, takes Mark’s “head” and kicks it! The kick is good for Rush but fans boo. Rush goes up a corner, but Mark CLOBBERS him! Rush falls to the floor and fans fire up as Mark builds speed! Mark WRECKS Rush with a dropkick! Mark then stomps away on Rush, then stands him up to CHOP! So Rush CHOPS back! Mark CHOPS back! Rush CHOPS again! Rush whips Mark hard into railing! Rush then whips Mark into more railing! And then back the other way! Rush goes into the ring to tranquilo and let the count handle Mark.
Mark hobbles up, so Rush goes out after him. Rush runs in, but Mark ducks and RAILING BACK SUPLEX! Rush writhes, the ring count starts again, and Mark gets on the apron. Fans fire up as Mark says BANG BANG! FOLEY ELBOW! Fans fire up again and Mark high fives the front row. Mark leaves Rush behind now as the count climbs. Rush drags himself up, drags himself in at 5 of 10, and Mark eggs him on. Rush snarls, and he CHOPS! Mark CHOSP! Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Fans fire up as Rush shoves, and Mark BOOTS him! Rush wobbles, but he dodges Mark to SNAP GERMAN!
Mark wobbles up, Rush SUPERKICKS! Mark stays up to LARIAT in return! Both men are down and Minneapolis is thunderous! Mark sees his chewing gum on the mat and picks it back up while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Mark goes to ropes, then stomps Rush. Mark drags Rush up, ROCKS him, and Rush falls over! Mark digs his boots in at the ropes, the ref counts, and Mark lets off at 4. The ref checks Rush, he’s still in this and bails out. The ref has Mark stay back, the ref makes sure Rush is okay, but then Mark runs in to stomp away! Rush gets up, Mark CHOPS him in a corner, and then ROCKS him! Mark brings Rush around, but Rush whips and SPLASHES! Rush sits Mark down, stomps and ROCKS him, then hobbles away. Rush snarls, he runs back in, but Mark is up to CHOP him down! Mark drops an elbow! And another elbow! Cover, TWO!
Mark fishhooks Rush into a chinlock, but the ref counts. Mark lets off, stands Rush up, but Rush trips Mark and has a leg! Rush hooks that up into a TRAILER HITCH! Mark endures and Rush pulls on the legs! Fans rally, Mark crawls and drags Rush along. Dynamite returns to single picture and fans rally more. Mark reaches out, powers his way forward, and has the ROPEBREAK! Fans cheer and the ref counts, but Rush lets go. Mark drags himself up, the fans rally again, and Mark CHOPS! Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Rush gets in Mark’s face, eggs him on, so Mark CHOPS! Rush and Mark throw SLAP after SLAP!
Mark swings, Rush bobs ‘n’ weaves and HEADBUTTS! Rush hobbles back, but Mark is back up! Rush swings, into an EXPLODER! Fans fire up as Mark stands again. Rush roars, Mark runs in, Rush hits an OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY to send Mark into buckles! Rush snarls again, fans rally up and he aims. Rush runs in, but Mark SPEARS him!! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives but Mark drags Rush up. Mark turns Rush for the NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Rush is still in this but the fans fire up for Mark. Mark underhooks, but Rush swings. Mark clinches, waistlocks, but Rush throws elbows. Rush switches, Mark breaks free to PELE!
Rush falls out to the apron and Mark storms after him. They’re both on the edge, Mark fires forearms, but Rush CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Rush CHOPS! Repeat! Fans “WOO~!” for every CHOP! Mark GAMANGIRIS, Rush staggers back, but Rush gets Mark for another OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Mark crashes on the floor and the ref checks him. The fans lose their minds but Rush snarls. Rush paces as the ring count climbs, and Mark is up at 5 of 10. Mark drags himself in at 6, but Rush storms right up on him. Rush hoists Mark up top, CHOPS him, then climbs up. Mark fires off hands, and then REDNECK HELL STAB!
Fans fire up as Mark leaps, FROGGY-BOW!! Cover, TWO!! Rush survives again but Mark has the underhooks! Rush powers up to back drop free! Rush aims from a corner now, Mark runs in again but into another OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Rush runs up to DECK Mark! Then the BULL’S HORNS!!! Cover, Rush wins!!
Winner: Rush, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Briscoe earns 0)
A true war right here, and now Rush is 1-1! Will this ungovernable one find a way to take over the league? As for Briscoe, he is down 0-2 with no points, is he already on the bubble?
RJ City interviews “Timeless” Toni Storm.
Madame Storm seems rather bothered by something. RJ gets her attention but she tells him to sit. And don’t be so loud. RJ does sit, and Mariah May takes the title for Storm. RJ wants to bring up the championship acceptance speech last week. Yes, and she was rudely interrupted! Yeah, that’s true. How is she feeling? Storm says they partied well into the night, spent some time at the compound, JFK or one of the Kennedys was there. But now she is very fatigued, dehydrated, and has a touch of the gout. Oh, wow. Well, he wants to inform her that she is scheduled to defend the AEW Women’s World Championship. But given her state, is she worried at all?
Worried? Was Fatty Arbuckle worried? Was Jean Harlow worried? Was Frances bloody Farmer worried? No, they all turned out fine, and so will she. Before she goes, take off her shoe, she’s feeling swollen. RJ does take off her shoes for her, but will Storm have to focus before someone takes the title off her?
MJF is here!
Fans cheer as the AEW World Champion walks out here with the help of his cane, mic in the other hand. He has them cut his music, he gets into the ring, and the fans cheer him on. MJF gets right to it as he says “December 30th, Nassau Coliseum, Worlds End, it will be Samoa Joe VS yours truly for the grandest prize of ’em all, The Triple B, the AEW World Championship.” Fans cheer that, and MJF wants to be honest, though. When it comes to Joe as a person, eeeeeeh MJF doesn’t like him. But when it comes to Joe professional, MJF respects him.
MJF respects what Joe has done for the industry, and most importantly, when Joe came into AEW, he didn’t come here to line his pockets, he came here because he believes in those three letters. Fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” and MJF says back in the early 2000s, MJF remembers getting a poster in his mailbox and it was for TNA Wrestling. And he remembers thinking, what even is this all about? He tuned in and couldn’t have been happier. He saw insane feats of athleticism, he saw a new cast of pro-wrestlers he’d never heard of before, but most of all, he saw one man among the rest, and that was the Samoan Submission Machine.
While Samoa Joe may’ve looked unconventional, he didn’t seem to care, and neither did any of the fans. Because every time Joe walked through the curtain, we knew he was the baddest man walking on God’s Green Earth. Now unfortunately, later on in his career, Joe’s talents were not recognized and he was not afforded the opportunity to be a world champion in the WWE. Fans boo, but MJF says what Joe did for this sport was bigger than that. “Joe proved you don’t have to be a massive male model bodybuilder to be a top guy in this sport. Samoa Joe broke the mold. Samoa Joe proved alternatives matter.
“And because of the road that Joe paved, it has allowed for a man like me to stand before you today. Without a guy like Joe, there may be no AEW. So Joe, very quickly, what I’d like to say, as much as this all pains me to admit, thank you.” Fans cheer that and join in, “Thank You, Joe! Thank You, Joe!” Yes, thank you, Joe! However… MJF has actually, though grateful to have gone down the road Joe paved, MJF isn’t too shabby himself, now is he? Fans cheer that. MJF managed to pave his own road, and built on a new alternative. He is AEW day one, and he has helped build this place brick by brick! Fans cheer “M J F! M J F!”
MJF says he did that by defeating some of the biggest names in this industry! Names like Cody Rhodes, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Kenny Omega. But of all the names MJF has had to face in this ring, the one name he looks back on, and not only was he lucky to win, he was lucky to survive, that is Joe. Samoa Joe is a wrestling legend. But December 30th is not about Joe’s legacy. It’s about MJF’s! December 30th is about answering the question, “Can Max Friedman outlast the Final Boss of this sport one more time?” So now, MJF is gonna make a promise. He promises to everyone watching at home and everyone here in this arena.
MJF promises that on December 30th, it doesn’t matter if his left knee keeps sliding in and out, if his right hip keeps popping in and out of socket, if his right shoulder is hanging on by a threat, or if Joe beats him within an inch of his life. Joe could be King Kong and Godzilla incarnate. Because MJF promises that on December 30th, he shows the world that it is not about the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog! And if you want to take what’s his… at Worlds End, you’ll have to put MJF down! MJF even breaks his cane!! Fans fire up with MJF, but then the lights go down.
Now there are lights blinking all over the place. MJF looks around, but THE DEVIL’S MINIONS ATTACK! Fans boo as one of them has a baseball bat!! But here comes Joe!! Joe said he’d have MJF’s back so here he is! He YANKS the big guy out, gets that bat, and he runs the rest off! Cameras have trouble here, but when things come back, a message types out on screen. “In the shadows, our game begins. Next week, MJF & Samoa Joe… will you face the unknown in a tag match? Are you a hero, Max?” The Devil has made his challenge to the champ! The fans chant “DO IT! DO IT!” and “He’s Our Scumbag!” Joe tries to get MJF to ignore all this, it’s what this Devil wants!
But MJF says “I’m so sick of your Scooby-Doo BS! LEMME EXPLAIN SOMETHING TO YOU! I am not dealing with your crap when I got that guy breathing down my neck at Worlds End. No no. I am going to take out all of your men, one by one. I am going to unmask you, you coward! And next week, you wanna tag match?! YOU’RE ON!!” Joe isn’t for it, but the challenge has been accepted. Will Joe just have to save MJF from himself?
Wardlow VS AR Fox!
Speaking of someone who wants to take everything away from MJF, the War Dog is on the warpath, just waiting for the right moment. After what we just saw, is MJF going to be served up on a silver platter?
But wait! Fox BOOTS Wardlow down off the apron! And then FLIES out! But Wardlow stays up! So Fox FLIES again! Direct hit but Wardlow is still up! Wardlow HEADBUTTS Fox, then whips him at the apron. Fox 619s on the apron to hit back! And then he goes up the corner to MOONSAULT, but Wardlow catches him! SLAM on the apron, and then Wardlow box jumps up to the apron. Wardlow storms in, fans rally up, and Wardlow drags Fox up for an OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY! Now with both men in the ring, the bell finally sounds and this is actually a match. Wardlow storms up on Fox in the corner, to then TOSS him across the way!
Fox flounders out of the ring and Wardlow is having fun now. Wardlow goes out to stalk Fox, CLUB him on the back, and the ring count climbs. Wardlow hauls Fox up to TOSS him back in! Fans rally, Wardlow storms back in, and Wardlow drags Fox up. Fox shoves Wardlow but Wardlow CLUBS him! Wardlow trophy lifts, but Fox slips free! Wardlow runs in, but only gets buckles as Fox slips out to the apron! Fox swings to dropkick, then he goes up to 450 SPLASH! Cover, ONE!! Wardlow snarls and Fox is stunned! Fox runs in to BOOT! Wardlow doesn’t budge so Fox BOOTS him again! And again! Fox runs, but Wardlow pops him up for a SPINEBUSTER!
Wardlow winds up, to LARIAT Fox down! Wardlow then hauls Fox up, POWERBOMB! The symphony begins as fans want more! Wardlow drags Fox up, reels him back in, another POWERBOMB! And then Wardlow goes up the corner, to SWANTON BOMB!! Fans fire up and Wardlow still isn’t done! He reels Fox back in, to LAST RIDE POWERBOMB!!! The ref checks, Fox is OUT! Wardlow wins!
Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall
The remixed Powerbomb Symphony was too much for Fox, and Wardlow storms off. When and where will Wardlow sink his teeth into MJF?
Six Man Tag: Action Andretti & Top Flight VS The Hardy Party!
The Sight to See and the reunited Martin brothers are ready to be the Coldest Trio in the Game, but they’re taking on Isiah Kassidy and the legendary Hardy brothers! Will Action, Darius & Dante add themselves to the top of the trios rankings? Or will Matt, Jeff & Brother Zay take them to the extreme?
The trios sort out and Minneapolis is happy to have Dante back. Action and Matt start, they tie up and Matt headlocks. Action powers out then DROPKICKS Matt down! Matt goes to ropes, Action runs in but is put on the apron. Action RAMS into Matt, slingshots up and over to sunset flip, TWO! Matt is up, Action kicks but Matt blocks! Matt flips Action, Action lands on his feet but Matt hip tosses! Tag to Jeff and the Hardys get Action up, atomic drop and the takedown, DOUBLE LEG DROP! Jeff covers, TWO! Jeff drags Action up, CLUBS him, and wrenches an arm. Jeff hammerlocks but Action switches it onto Jeff.
Fans rally up for Dante, Jeff elbows Action and runs, but Action trips Jeff! STANDING MOONSAULT, but Jeff moves! Action hits the superhero landing and stares the Charismatic Enigma down! Fans fire up, and they both back away, tag to Darius and Isiah. Fans rally up as Zay and Air Wolf tie up. Zay headlocks, Darius powers out but Zay runs him over! Zay pumps and bumps, things speed up, and Darius hurdles. Zay backflips over, but Darius arm-drags! Darius then sidesteps but Zay arm-drags! Darius trips Zay to cover, ONE! Zay trips Darius but Darius throws him away to then DROPKICK!
Fans fire up as Darius mocks the Jeff Hardy dance. Zay is in the corner, Darius runs in to SPLASH and tag Dante! Fans fire up as Dante jumps, runs, and A-LIST LARIATS! Tag back to Darius, snap suplex and a slingshot senton! Fans fire up and Action tags in. Darius gets Zay up, wrenches an arm, and Action DOUBLE STOMPS the arm. Zay losses his durag and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Action whips Zay, Zay reverses but Action avoids the dropkick. Matt CLOBBERS Action while the ref is checking Zay! Zay gets Action up, RAMS him to the corner, and Zay fires off hands. Tag to Jeff, and they mug Action with some stomps. The ref counts, Jeff lets off at 4, and he brings Action up to snapmare. Jeff runs to NECK SNAP, then NECK SNAP the other way! And then another one! Action staggers up, Jeff kicks low and suplexes for a GOURD BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Jeff stays between Action and the Martins to show them how to do his dance. Jeff then CLUBS Action, tags in Zay, and Zay CLUBS Action’s arm.
Zay throws Action out, goes out and throws him into railing! Zay talks some smack, then he stomps away on Action! High five with the fans, then more stomps! Selfie! Zay then puts Action in the ring, CLUBS him down, then drags him back to the corner. Tag to Matt and he RAMS into Action. Matt ROCKS Action with a right, then bumps him off buckles. Matt dribbles Action off the buckles again and again and again! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” and Dynamite returns to single picture. Matt ROCKS Action again, tags Jeff, but fans rally up for Top Flight. Matt CATAPULT GUILLOTINES, then Jeff hits a GUILLOTINE LEG DROP!
Jeff drags Action into the ring, snapmares and basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up more but Jeff bumps Action off buckles. Tag to Matt, the Hardys stomp a mudhole in, then dig their boots in. The ref counts, Matt lets off and he stands Action back up. But Action ROCKS Matt with haymakers! Matt shoves Action, Action comes back, but into a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Action survives and fans fire up but Matt calls his shot. “DELETE! DELETE!” and Action stands. Kick and- NO, Action wrenches out of the Twist! But Matt ducks the haymaker to back suplex! Action lands on his feet to KICK, KNEE and ENZIGURI!
Both men are down and the fans fire back up! Action and Matt crawl, hot tags to Dante and Zay! Dante goes up and over Zay, CLOBBERS him, CLOBBERS him again, then whips. Zay reverses, Dante goes out and Zay hits buckles! Dante then goes right over the corner, GAMANGIRIS Zay away then jumps to avoid Jeff’s sweep! SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY! Cover, Matt breaks it! Fans boo but Matt TWIST- NO, Dante powers out and Darius GAMANGIRIS! Dante ROUNDHOUSES, Darius steps in to COMPLETE SHOT! Zay is up and he shoves Dante into Darius! Roll up, TWO!! Zay LARIATS Dante back down, putting his all behind that one!
Fans fire up as both men crawl, but Jeff runs to BLAST Action! Darius ROCKS Jeff, but Zay uses Jeff as a step, PARTY IN MOTION wipes Darius out! Dante sees that, but then Matt sets up for Jeff! POETRY IN MOTION! The Hardy Boyz get Dante up top, Zay GAMANGIRIS him into a Double Electric Chair Lift! Zay springboards, MISSILE DROPKICK DOOMSDAY!! Cover, TWO!!! Dante survives but the Hardys go after Darius & Action! POETRY- INTERCEPTED as Darius jumps off Matt to CLOBBER Jeff!! Action kicks Matt, then QUEBRADAS off the railing! Zay suplexes Dante, but Dante knees free!
Dante runs, Zay dodges to mule kicks! But Darius is in, he and Action set up, but Zay fights the waistlock! Zay BOOTS Action, elbows Darius, but the still get the SHOTGUN GERMAN SUPLEX!! Zay flops into Dante’s half nelson, SIDE SLAM!! Cover, TOP FLIGHT WINS!
Winners: Action Andretti & Top Flight, by pinfall
A powerful homecoming for Dante Martin, he and his team have a massive win! Will they soon fly high and go after the AEW World Trios Championships?
Backstage interview with Action & Top Flight.
Renee is with them and congratulates them on the big win. So good to see Dante back, how is that leg? But then Penta El Zero Miedo and Alex Abrahantes step in. Penta offers a fist bump, and Dante accepts. They’re all good given Penta was responsible for the broken leg in that Reach for the Sky Ladder match. But then Penta counts, one, two, three. Bring ’em in. Komander and El Hijo Del Vikingo join Penta, that makes one, two, three. And Cero Miedo! Dante nods, when and where will we see this top tier trios match go down?
AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Emi Sakura!
The Princess of the Black Throne successfully defended her gold on Collision against Lady Frost, but now she takes on the Queen of Joshi! And for this match, Dealer’s Choice says submissions can NOT win the match! Then if Julia can’t be Hartless, will she just have to be ruthless?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the House Always Wins!
The bell rings and fans rally up behind Julia. Julia soaks it up, but Emi laughs at it. Emi and Julia smirk as they stare down, then they approach. Emi dodges Julia and laughs some more, but then Julia grabs her by the face! Julia bumps Emi off buckles, fires off forearms and stomps, then whips corner to corner. Julia runs in, handsprings and clotheslines! Julia keeps moving, back body block! Julia snapmares Emi, KICKS her, but Emi just frowns. Fans fire up, and Emi stands up. Julia CHOPS but Emi CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Julia shrieks, but Emi pushes her around. Emi aims but Julia blocks the chop to WRING the arm!
Emi goes to ropes, the fans fire up as Julia CLUBS, HOOK KICKS then KICKS Emi down! Julia pushes Emi out of the ring, goes out after her, but Emi throws body shots. Julia whips, Emi reverses, and Julia hits steel steps! Per the House Rules, there’s a 20 count, not a 10, so Emi has more time to use. Emi runs in to SPLASH Julia against the steps! Fans fire up and the ref checks Julia as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Emi stands on Julia’s face, the ref reprimands, but Emi steps away. She has to be careful, part of House Rules is that disqualifications are strongly enforced. Emi then takes a seat on security’s lap before she storms up on Julia. Emi brings Julia around to CHOP against railing! Then Emi brings Julia over to send into more railing, and CHOP again! Emi puts Julia in the ring, drags her around and dragon sleepers! TWISTING DDT! Cover, TWO! Julia is still in this but Emi pushes her to a corner. Emi CHOPS, and Julia staggers away to another corner. Emi CHOPS her again! And again! And MACHINE GUN CHOPS!
Julia sits down, Emi digs her boots in, but the ref counts. Emi lets off, soaks up the heat, and then brings Julia up to whip corner to corner. Julia stops herself to ELBOW back! Julia storms up on Emi to throw hands, but Emi SLAPS Julia down! Julia checks her jaw, but Emi digs her knees into Julia’s neck! The ref counts, Dynamite returns to single picture, and Emi lets off. Emi watches Julia flounder around, and Julia sits up to throw body shots. Emi just laughs and brings Julia around to underhook. Stalling BUTTERFLY BACKBREAKER! Emi waits on Julia to sit up, says she’ll be the champion, and then underhooks again!
Julia fights up and round, SLEEPER! Submissions won’t win but she just wants to make Emi suffer! Emi falls, flails, Julia has a headscissor squeeze! Emi rolls, pops out the back, and she hooks Julia’s legs up! ROMERO SPECIAL! Julia endures, then Emi THROWS her down! Emi drags Julia around, puts her in a drop zone, but fans still rally for Julia. Emi climbs, MOONSAULT FLOPS as Julia moves! Julia wraps on the HARTLESS LOCK!! But it won’t win! Emi flails, taps, but it doesn’t save Emi, either! Julia thrashes Emi, lets her go, and the ref has to remind Julia it’s her own rules. So Julia BLINDSIDE LARIATS!
Julia stomps Emi into the drop zone, then goes up the corner. MOONSAULT!! Cover, Julia wins!
Winner: Julia Hart, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
Another defense in the books, Julia is still golden! Will she keep on winning with such unpredictable rules?
Backstage interview with Mariah May.
RJ City is with Miss May and says we saw her at Full Gear and last week, but we also know she’s here, hungry for more. Mariah says yes she is. She knows she’s the new girl and all, but she did just come from Stardom, and she had quite the run. She is dying to show us what she can do. So thanks for connecting her with Toni Storm. RJ says it’s nothing, he and Toni go way back, used to play squash together. No, really, RJ is quite the curator. And Mariah knows Toni likes him, so this means the world to her. No, no, Toni makes things happen. He’s just happy to help. Mariah seems a bit disappointed, but RJ says without further ado, go get ’em!
Mariah knocks on Tony Khan’s door, steps inside, and talks with the boss. Will this Tony be just as accommodating as Toni Storm?
Christian Cage is here!
The TNT Champion, the Patriarch, makes his way to the ring, security right behind him. Captain Charisma then gets a mic while the fans boo, and he says what he’d like to do right now is go ahead and invite the Rated R Superstar to this ring right now. Fans fire up for that, and Christian says he knows Edge is back there. Fans shout “ADAAAAM~!” and Christian says he just wants to talk about what Edge said on Collision. So if Edge doesn’t mind making his presence felt, Christian would appreciate it. But still no response? Did Christian make sure to do this when Edge isn’t here?
Christian waits, gets upset, and asks Adam “ADAAAM~!” that he’d like to speak with him in this ring. Please, someone, hit the mic, get Adam’s attention, something. Or should Christian go back there to speak with him? “You think you know him.” And here comes Edge!! Fans fire up as Edge storms into the ring, and of course the security becomes a wall in front of Christian. Edge paces and Christian says listen, management wanted this, not him. Fans boo that garbage, but Christian says they don’t need security. He asks these men to vacate the ring. They shrug and bail out, even though Edge looks ready to pounce.
Christian brings up that last week, Edge challenged him to a match for the TNT Championship on December 6th, Dynamite in Montreal. Christian is here to tell Edge that they won’t make it to Montreal. They get face to face and fans fire up. Christian says they won’t make it to Montreal because “I’m sorry.” What? Edge is also confused, and Christian says he knows what we’re all thinking. Christian is only sorry because he’s all alone, right? Fans confirm and they chant “BULL~ SHID!” at him! Christian asks them to understand. Edge took out “The Prodigy” Nick Wayne, he took out Killswitch/Luchasaurus, but that’s not why Christian’s sorry.
He won’t lie, he was pissed about what Edge did to Lucha- er, Killswitch, with not one but two Con-Chair-Tos. Christian was so mad, he jumped out of his house, got in his car and just drove around. He needed to think, needed fresh air. And somewhere during that trip, it turned into one of reflection. It turned into a roadtrip of soul searching, digging down deep, trying to understand why he became the person that he is, this guy who says and does such unsavory things. And then he remembered those times he and Edge would borrow Christian’s mom’s Ford Taurus. They nicknamed it “Toby the Taurus” because they took it everywhere when they were trying to make it.
They didn’t care where they went, they were broke, not a dime to their names, but they didn’t care. They were having the time of their lives! They knew they were gonna make it. They didn’t know how, but they knew they would. And dammit, did they ever make it, huh? They went on to become multiple-time tag team champions, and Christian will say it, the greatest tag team that ever lived! Fans do cheer that. Christian and Edge then became multiple time world champions, two of the greatest careers in this sport. But take the wrestling away, and it runs even deeper. Everyone knows Edge grew up with a single mom. Everyone knows that Edge didn’t have a father figure.
Fans boo, already sensing where this is going! Christian wants Edge to listen! Yes, he is the Patriarch of AEW, but in no way is he suggesting he’s Edge’s father. Christian is Edge’s brother. And in turn, Christian’s father became like Edge’s father. Edge went on family trips, sat at the dinner table, slept over! When Edge needed discipline, Christian’s dad treated him the same as his own kids. He picked Edge up, brushed him off, hugged him and cheered him on. To this very day, he is still Edge’s biggest fan. So listen, Christian will just say it. They weren’t just random guys thrown together. “I love you, man.” Fans boo that one!
Christian says they’re family. And listen, when Edge’s mom passed a few years ago, that was the hardest time of Edge’s life. Christian knows that. But some time before, she said, “What I wouldn’t give to see you guys in that ring, teaming one last time.” Christian started thinking, that they should do this for her! Let’s go on the journey together again, like Edge wanted! Edge & Christian, for Judy “Judemeister” Copeland! Let’s do it for her! Fans cheer for Judy, but Edge is conflicted. Christian drops the mic, holds the belt, and then rushes Edge! Edge LOW BLOWS Christian first!! Fans cheer as Christian leans on Edge in pain.
Christian slumps down and Edge lets him fall. Fans want that one more time, but Edge gets the mic. “Nice try, dumbass.” Edge tells him to sit up when he’s talking. Edge grabs the belt, tells Christian to shine it up real nice. Hell, sleep with it if he wants. Because next week, the title’s coming home with Edge! Oh, and one more thing, Edge almost forgot. G F Y!! Fans are thunderous as Edge takes his leave. Will Edge crush Christian’s spirit as payback for everything he’s said and done?
AEW Continental Classic, Gold League: Jay White VS Swerve Strickland!
The Switchblade and the Realest are both 1-0 with three points, and now they are going to battle in what could be the decisive battle in this block! With no Juice Robinson, no Ass Boys, no Prince Nana or Brian Cage, who will prove to be the slipperiest snake in all of AEW?
The bell rings and fans fire up for “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” White still throws guns up, but he and Swerve then tie up. They go around, Swerve puts White in a corner, but White turns it around. Swerve turns it back around, White pulls hair to turn it around again, then he RAMS into Swerve! And again! And again! White tosses Swerve out, then goes out to CHOP! White then RAMS Swerve into railing, mocks Nana’s dance, but Swerve throws hands! Swerve runs and RAMS White into railing! Fans fire up with Swerve and he stomps White down. Swerve then whips, but White reverses and Swerve hits railing so hard, he goes over into the front row!
Fans fire up and security helps Swerve, but then White drags him back in. White puts Swerve in the ring, mockingly asks, “Whose House?” and he stomps Swerve. White wrenches the arm, CLUBS it, and then CHOPS! White again mockingly asks, “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” White CHOPS Swerve, but Swerve BOOTS back! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Swerve whips, White holds ropes, then he dumps Swerve out. But Swerve pulls hair! White HOTSHOTS Swerve, builds speed and slides, but Swerve catches him to BACK SUPLEX White into the front row! Fans are getting a much more interactive experience than expected!
Swerve drags White back up, White grabs at fans desperately, but the fans can’t do anything for him as Swerve dumps White back over. Swerve pushes White around, goes up the apron, and then he FLYING STOMPS White down! Fans fire up, Swerve puts White in, and then aims from the apron. But White gets a leg in the ropes! Swerve claws at White, pushes him away, but White BOOTS Swerve, then DRAPING DDTS! Fans rally for Swerve but White drags Swerve up to CHOP! Fans “WOO~!” and Dynamite goes picture in picture.
White sits Swerve up again, to CHOP him back down! White drags Swerve up again, goes up a corner, and mocks Swerve, to then hop back down and CHOP again! Swerve writhes, White drags him up, and White TOSSES Swerve out of the ring. White goes out after Swerve, but he CHOPS back! Swerve then clinches to hit a BACKBREAKER! White writhes, Swerve goes up to the apron again, and he BOOTS White back down! Fans rally up, Swerve drags White into the ring, and then clamps on a cording hold. White grabs ropes, the ref counts, Swerve takes a swing, but White EXPLODERS Swerve up and out!
White goes out after Swerve, hauls him up, and APRON GOURD BUSTERS! Swerve writhes and flounders but White refreshes the ring count. White then RAMS Swerve into steel steps! Swerve gets in the ring, White pursues and covers, TWO! White clamps onto Swerve’s bad arm, then traps the other, and he stretches Swerve out as Dynamite returns to single picture. Swerve fights up, but White throws him down by hair! White again mocks the chant, “Whose House?” Bryan commends Swerve on toughness. He had a brutal Texas Deathmatch with Hangman Page, and the only thing taped up is that arm.
Speaking of, White clamps onto the arms again, but Swerve endures. Swerve fights up, throws body shots, but White throws him down by his hair! Fans boo, Swerve gets up to SLAP White! Swerve CHOPS, White waistlocks, but Swerve swings elbows. White gets under to SAIDO! White then storms up to drag Swerve up, CORNER HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Swerve is still in this but White scuffs him. White mockingly says he needs his points. White knees Swerve low, and again, but Swerve blocks the chop! Swerve wrenches, gets around, HAMMERLOCK BACK SUPLEX! White writhes and fans fire up!
Swerve snarls, storms up on White, and he ROCKS him! Body shot! Forearm! Body shot! Repeat! Swerve snapmares, rolls, but White catches the Complete Shot, but then Swerve slips out of the Urenage! Swerve goes to a corner, White runs in but Swerve goes up and over to O’Conner and Eddy Gordo RANA! White tumbles, staggers, into the SOMERSAULT COMPLETE SHOT! And then a gator roll into a deadlift suplex! Fans fire up as Swerve covers, TWO!! White survives and Swerve grows frustrated. Fans still rally up behind Swerve, and he grabs White’s wrist. White resists but Swerve still drags him up.
White reaches out, kicks Swerve’s legs, then gets free. White swings, Swerve dodges and comes back, COMPLETE SHOT from White! White then waistlocks to deadlift GERMAN SUPLEX! White runs up, but Swerve DISCUS LARIATS! Fans are thunderous while both men are down and Bryan says, “How incredible are these two men?!” A standing count starts, both men stir, and White flounders to ropes. “This is Awesome!” as White comes back, he and Swerve go forehead to forehead, and they trade junkyard dog headbutts. Swerve laughs, White throws hands! Swerve throws them back! They go back and forth, faster and faster!
Fans rally up as the shots keep flying, and Swerve DECKS White! Fans fire up, Swerve smiles, but White grabs at Swerve’s legs. Swerve grabs at White, White CHOP BLOCKS! White then gets the bad arm, clinches, and URENAGES! Cover, TWO!! Swerve is still in this, this isn’t anything compared to Texas Death! White clamps on with the sleeper, though, and he hauls Swerve up. Swerve throws elbows, but White wrangles him for a FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Fans fire up, Swerve endures, White CLUBS away on the bad arm and pulls! Swerve reaches out, fights around, but White keeps him from ropes by pulling hair!
Swerve and White roll together, but Swerve slips around to get White’s arms trapped! Swerve stands on that arm! Finger gun and BANG!! The arm goes back and the fans tell Swerve he’s sick! Swerve grins, storms up on White and drags him up again. But White fights the half nelson and puts Swerve in a corner. The ref counts, White arm-drags free, but then Swerve sends him at the ref! White stops himself, LOW- NO! Swerve blocks the kick, he was paying attention to last week! Swerve slips around and hits a BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up, Swerve runs to HOUSE CALL!! Then Swerve goes up and he takes aim!
White sits up, into the KILL STOMPS!! Cover, TWO?!?! No one can believe it, least of all Swerve!! White survives Swerve’s best shots, but Swerve drags him up! Swerve’s bad arm holds him back, but then White clinches! BLADERUNNER!! But Swerve flops out of the ring!! White hurries out after Swerve, pushes him in, and hurries to clinch. Swerve fights up, fights the sleeper, and hits an ELBOW BREAKER! But White still rolls Swerve up with his other arm! TWO! White storms up, Swerve trips and jackknife bridges, TWO!! BLADE- NO, Swerve slips free, but White fights the half nelson! And CHOPS!
Swerve CHOPS back! White CHOPS! We get the 15 minute mark, so time’s ticking away! Swerve CHOPS, White CHOPS, repeat! White kicks and CHOPS, then reels Swerve in. Swerve uses a leg to get free but White has him again, SNAP SLEEPER SUPLEX!! Then the clinch, BLADE- ARM-DRAG!! Cradle cover, SWERVE WINS!!!
Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall (gains 3 points; White earns 0)
White is shocked that he got beat! The #Jay1 aside, these points go to The Realest! Will the Gold League soon be whose house?
A great Dynamite, with awesome Continental Classic matches. But also really good non-tournament matches, such as that Trios Match. Great return to action for Dante Martin, great win for him and his trio, and those three could really build themselves up into trios title contenders with matches like this. And really good TBS Championship match Julia and Emi, though they need to get better at bringing up how House Rules work. No Ropebreaks, the ring count is to 20, and there’s Dealer’s Choice. They just kinda threw out there that this was gonna be a No Submission Falls, which was honestly a brilliant move by Emi. But in the end, of course Julia wins, it’s still too early for her to lose this belt.
Wardlow squashing- heck, he demolished AR Fox, is fine for Wardlow but a shame for Fox. Wardlow is still staying strong as he waits for the right moment to go after MJF again, but maybe, just maybe, he’s been going after MJF all along as that big guy among the “gimp squad” that tried to get MJF tonight. Great promo from MJF to not just praise Joe but also bury Punk without having to actually reference Punk going back to WWE. Joe made the save as expected, and now they’re getting dragged into a tag match against any two of those goons, and who knows who they are really, but can’t wait to see how this all goes.
Awesome stuff from Christian and Edge tonight, a brilliant move for Christian to so blatantly play to Edge’s emotions just to save his own ass. But of course it was also brilliant for Edge to not fall for it at all and get the better of Christian. But uh, AEW needs to be better at live censoring their shows, that GFY got right past them. That aside, that TNT Championship match is going to be awesome stuff, could go either way, but I still want to see Luchasaurus betray Christian and finally become his own man-dinosaur. Not Jack Perry’s tag partner, not Christian’s henchman, but his own man doing his own stuff.
And as I said at the start, awesome Continental Classic matches. Bryan Danielson also being on commentary for these was a good move, that could easily be a thing he does after he retires, except I think part of retiring is staying home with the family. Anyway, Moxley VS Lethal was a great opening match, and I figured Moxley would win that. Maybe Lethal realizes he really has let Team Triple J weaken him with all their antics. Rush VS Briscoe then raised the bar, though with a somewhat scary moment where I thought Rush took a shot to the head but it was really a concern for his leg. Rush winning was a fair choice, and that puts pressure on a possible 0-2 VS 0-2, Lethal VS Briscoe in the next round. I say “possible” because Tony Khan doesn’t reveal the entire schedule at once.
And then just an awesome, borderline PPV level match of Swerve VS White. The fans were strongly behind Swerve, I was behind Swerve, so it’s great to see Swerve get to 2-0. Swerve’s becoming my top choice for Gold League and maybe even the entire thing. Swerve having the ROH World, NJPW Strong Openweight and the AEW Continental Championships, he could really do a lot with traveling between the three brands. Mogul Embassy is already in ROH given they’re ROH World Six Man Champions, and the Gates are in NJPW right now for World Tag League, so Swerve joining them pretty much everywhere, all four of them having belts, that’s great stuff to me.
My Score: 9/10
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