There’s gold in Long Island!
AEW returns to Long Island, and it will be a GOLDEN Dynamite! Plus, Maxwell Jacob Friedman is going to celebrate who else but himself on MJF Day!
- Ricky Starks VS Juice Robinson; No Contest.
- AEW World Trios Championships: The House of Black VS Best Friends; The House of Black wins and retains the titles.
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Jamie Hayter w/ Britt Baker VS Riho; Hayter wins and retains the title.
- Sammy Guevara VS Komander; Sammy wins.
- FTW Championship: Hook VS Ethan Page w/ Matt Hardy; Hook wins and retains the title.
- Six Man Tag: Blackpool Combat Club VS ???; BCC wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships, Titles VS Careers: The Gunns VS FTR; FTR wins and become the new AEW World Tag Team Champions.
PLAY BY PLAY
Ricky Starks VS Juice Robinson!
After getting past the Jericho Appreciation Society, The Absolute wanted to move on to big things, i.e. championship gold. Instead, he got Rock Hard Robinson! But Juice played cat ‘n’ mouse in Missouri, leading to this fight in Long Island! Will Juice still be hard? Or will Starks break him down?
WAIT! Is that Jay White?! IT IS!! And then Juice shoves the ref down to go after Starks! Starks shoulders into Juice first, then hurries in to throw hands! But the Switchblade rushes in, Bullet Club mugs Starks! Fans are going nuts as Juice and Jay beat Starks down! White and Juice hug it out, and then White drags Starks up. But Starks fights back! Starks throws hands on White, but Juice runs up to LEG LARIAT! Juice tells White to finish this, and White storms up on Starks! Fans chant “Too Sweet! WOOP WOOP!” before the BLADERUNNER! White gives Starks a kiss good night, is Bullet Club going to take over AEW?
Backstage interview with Chris Jericho.
Tony Schiavone brings up last week, Adam Cole’s big in-ring return and win over Daniel Garcia, and then Jericho walking out to the ring. What was Jericho’s reason for going out there? Jericho says he has nothing against Adam Cole. Cole is a tremendous talent and a huge part of AEW, and Jericho is happy that Cole is back after nine months. Jericho is always happy to see someone return from serious injury. Cole had a great match against Garcia and he won. Britt Baker goes out there, Cole’s got the girl. The streamers fly, and Cole’s got the celebration. But it kept going on and on and on and on.
Meanwhile, Daniel Garcia, “one of my right hand men in the Jericho Appreciation Society, and one of the greatest talents of this generation or any other, is lying in the ring as you continue to celebrate. You punked him out, Cole. You made him look like a piece of trash. And I had to put an end to it. It’s unacceptable, and I had to stop your disrespect.” But then someone clears their throat and walks in. Keith Lee was passing by and he heard Jericho talking about disrespect. But since Keith’s been here, Mr. Jericho, you are the poster boy for disrespect. Now, Keith won’t harp on the things Jericho has done to show this, but Keith has had a couple wars with Adam Cole.
And while Keith may not be particularly fond of Cole, he does respect him. Jericho, perhaps, next week in Milwaukee, will learn a thing or two about respect. Keith gets in Jericho’s face and Jericho backs off. Will the Limitless One humble Le Champion?
AEW World Trios Championships: The House of Black VS Best Friends!
The darkness creeps in, and gold is about to shine! Malakai Black, Brody King and Buddy Matthews knew Orange Cassidy’s virtue would be his downfall, and quite literally used Trent Beretta & Chuck Taylor against him. Will Best Friends be left in the dark? Or will the trios titles become Freshly Squeezed?
Dynamite returns as Cassidy & Best Friends make their entrance, in Sue Beretta’s minivan! The introductions are made, the trios titles are raised, and we see what happens when polar opposites collide!
Trent and Malakai start while fans rally for “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” The two circle, tie up, and Trent waistlocks. Malakai drop toeholds, floats to a facelock but Trent slips out to a hammerlock. Malakai sits up, gets to his feet, switches and double wristlocks, but Trent trips Malakai to a headlock. Malakai rolls Trent to a cover, TWO! Trent holds on, Malakai throws body shots. Malakai ROCKS Trent, Trent ROCKS Malakai, repeat! Fans fire up as the shots keep going, and Malakai knees low. Malakai whips, Trent comes back to kick the legs! Trent ROCKS Malakai, whips, but Malakai reverses.
Trent goes up and over, back suplexes, but Malakai sunset flips through it! TWO, and Malakai comes back. Things speed up, Trent STANDING METEORA! Fans fire up, Trent brings Malakai up and CHOPS him! Tag to Chuck, and Best Friends double whip to the open corner. Chuck whips Trent in but Trent blocks a boot! Malakai goes up to KNEE Trent away! Malakai sweeps Chuck’s leg, then brings him to the House’s corner. Tag to Brody and the Kings of the Black Throne mug the Kentucky Gentleman. Brody brings Chuck around to CHOP! And CHOP! And whip, to run Chuck over! Brody runs, but Chuck avoids the senton! ENZIGURI!
Buddy tags in, but runs into an arm-drag! Chuck has the armlock but Buddy headscissors. Chuck kips free, wrenches, wristlocks, but Buddy breaks free! Cassidy tags in and fans fire up! Cassidy takes off his sunglasses, throws them at Buddy, and they bounce of Buddy’s biceps. Buddy swings hands, Cassidy bobs ‘n’ weaves, but Buddy avoids the Orange Punch, only for Cassidy to avoid the V-Trigger! Buddy comes back, waistlocks, Cassidy switches, but Buddy switches back. Things speed up, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges, to tilt-o-whirl, only for Buddy to block! Buddy powers up and inverted crucifix, to the LAWN DART!
Cassidy hits buckles and sits up in a daze. Tag to Malakai, he stomps Cassidy, then tags Brody. Brody BLASTS the Best Friends off the corner, then stands Cassidy up to CHOP! Tag to Buddy, and Brody BLASTS Best Friends again! Buddy drops knees on Cassidy, but Best Friends get in! The ref stops them, but then Malakai and Brody get in. Cassidy stands up to ROCK Buddy, and the brawl is on! Trent fires off on Malakai, Brody TOSSES Chuck! Malakai BOOTS Trent out, then runs at Cassidy. Malakai stomps Cassidy, Brody TOSSES Chuck into railing! Malakai goes corner to corner, but Cassidy tosses him up and out!
Buddy runs in at Cassidy but gets a BOOT! Cassidy runs in, pop-up RANA! Buddy tumbles out of the ring, but Brody sits Chuck down in a chair. Fans hoot and bark with Brody, and he runs in to SPLASH Chuck against the barriers! Cassidy tags Trent and goes up top! Cassidy SUPER TRUST FALLS, but Malakai & Buddy catch him! They SLAM Cassidy on the apron! Trent WRECKS Malakai & Buddy with a dropkick! Fans fire up as Trent builds speed, to FLY! But he gets caught, too!? DOUBLE POWERBOMB on the apron! Then they feed him to Brody’s BIG forearm! The Best Friends are all down on the ground while Dynamite goes picture in picture!
Brody drags Trent up and puts him in the ring. Brody drags Trent up to ROCK him, then whip corner to corner hard! Trent tumbles up and out and to the floor! Brody watches as Chuck crawls to Trent. Brody goes out after them, kicks them around, and then puts Trent back in the ring. Brody drags Trent up, CHOPS him down, then looms over him. Trent sits up but Brody drags him up to DECK him! Tag to Malakai, they mug Trent, and Malakai drags Trent up again. Malakai puts Trent in a corner to fire off strikes. Malakai snapmares and KICKS Trent in the back, cover, TWO! Malakai clamps onto Trent with a chinlock.
Malakai shifts to a seated Cobra Twist, and Trent endures. Fans rally, Trent fights up, and Trent arm-drags free! Malakai comes back to CLOBBER Trent! Tag to Brody, he and Malakai mug Trent more, then double whip him to ropes. They DOUBLE ELBOW, then Brody tags Malakai back in. Malakai drags Trent up but Trent throws hands. Trent runs, but into a fireman’s carry! Malakai throws Trent but Trent lands on his feet! Trent reaches out but Malakai keeps him from Best Friends! Trent throws forearms, but Malakai kicks low. Trent ENZIGURIS in return! Both men are down but Trent crawls over, hot tag to Cassidy!
Malakai runs in but Cassidy bumps him off buckles! AEW returns to single picture as Cassidy climbs up. CROSSBODY! Buddy jumps in but Cassidy dodges to shove him right out! Brody runs in, but Cassidy ducks, Brody DIVES out onto Buddy & Malakai! Fans fire up as the House is used against itself! Trent & Chuck get in, they give Cassidy the boost to SUPER SENTON out onto the House! And then they HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Cassidy puts Malakai in, Trent & Chuck drag him up, DOUBLE CHOKE SLAM POWERBOMB COMBO! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives!
La Faccion Ingobernable is spotted ringside. Rush, Dralistico y Preston Vance must have their eyes on the trios titles. Fans rally up for Cassidy as he takes aim. Cassidy runs in, Malakai dodges and Buddy V-TRIGGERS Cassidy down! But Chuck SUPERKICKS Buddy! Brody returns, Chuck dodges but runs into the BOSS MAN SLAM! But Trent BUSAIKU KNEES Brody! Malakai brings Trent around to suplex, BRAINBUSTER! Cassidy returns, but Malakai dodges the Orange Punch! Cassidy ducks the Black Mass! Cassidy eggs Malakai on, but Malakai and Cassidy are in a standoff! Cassidy cools off, to fire the “devastating” shin kicks!
Fans fire up with every shot, Malakai is beside himself, then BOOTS Cassidy down! Malakai drags Cassidy up and suplexes, into STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Hot tags to Brody and Trent! Brody runs in and Trent climbs, but we see Anna Jay is backstage, focused on Julia Hart. Buddy backs up Brody, but Trent DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICKS! Trent storms up on Malakai, brings him around, but Malakai arm-drags the half nelson away. Malakai KNEES Trent, but Trent LARIATS Malakai! Trent brings Malakai up, PILEDRIVER! But Buddy is up top, he leaps, into a kick! And PILEDRIVER! Brody runs in, but Trent kicks him, too!
Trent tries, but Brody is too much to lift! Brody body shots hard, runs in, but gets a SEXY CHUCKIE KNEE! And an ORANGE PUNCH! Trent tries again! PILEDRIVER!!! Fans are going nuts, as is Julia! Cover, Malakai breaks it!! Fans are thunderous as Malakai stands Trent up. But Cassidy gives him an ORANGE PUNCH! Brody LARIATS Cassidy! Buddy tags in, he wants after Cassidy, but Chuck tags in off Trent! Roll-up, TWO!!! Buddy catches Chuck in a pump handle, but Chuck victory rolls! TWO!! Buddy runs in, into SOLE- NO, Buddy blocks it! Buddy rolls Chuck to CURB STOMP!! Cover, House of Black wins!
Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall (still AEW World Trios Champions)
The Juggernaut wins with a shoutout to the Visionary, the House still stands with gold. Will LFI look to go after them now? Or are El Toro Blanco’s eyes on a different champion in this match?
Christian Cage is backstage.
Captain Charisma walks up to a red light. And out from that light steps LUCHASAURUS! The Right Hand of Destruction has returned, will this be a new path of destruction for them?
AEW Women’s World Championship: Jamie Hayter w/ Britt Baker VS Riho!
From one title match to another, we see the newest women’s champion defend against the inaugural! We know #HayterHitsHard and that Riho is resilient, but which one wins out?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Hayter’s gonna hate!
The bell rings and the two approach. Hayter offers a handshake, Riho accepts it, and fans cheer. But then Hayter reels Riho in! Riho ducks the Hayterade to roll Hayter up! TWO! Hayter ROCKS Riho, ripcords, but Riho dodges again! Riho ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls to RANA! Fans are dueling, Riho runs to RANA and cover! TWO! Hayter sunsets, TWO!! Riho sits on it, TWO!! Hayter sunsets again, TWO!! Hayter ROCKS Riho and Riho falls over! Hayter keeps moving, she runs Riho over, then runs her over again! Hayter keeps moving, she runs Riho over again and again! Cover, but Riho slips free!
Riho runs to SHOTGUN! Hayter bails out and fans are dueling! Riho sees where Hayter went, goes up a corner, and she SUPER CROSSBODIES! Direct hit and down goes Hayter! Fans are thunderous, Riho is fired up, and Hayter sits up in a daze. Riho brings Hayter up, puts her in the ring, and then hurries up the corner. Hayter stagger sup, but she ROCKS Riho first! Riho kicks back, adjusts, and CROSSBODIES, but into Hayter’s arms! Fireman’s carry, GUTBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Hayter CLUBS Riho on the back, and again, then clamps on a seated Cobra Twist. Hayter digs elbows into Riho’s ribs but she endures.
Fans rally as Riho fights up and throws elbows. Hayter CLUBS Riho again, back suplexes, but Riho lands on her feet! Riho waistlocks, Hayter switches and shoves, but Riho BOOTS back! Hayter runs back in but Riho puts her on the apron. Riho rushes in but Hayter dodges the shoulder to BOOT Riho down! They’re both on the apron now, and Hayter drags Riho up. Riho fights the suplex, clinches, but Hayter CLUBS away! Riho forearms, Hayter forearms, then Hayter catches Riho for an APRON URENAGE! Britt flexes for Hayter while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Hayter pushes Riho into the ring, hurries after her, and fans fire up as she kisses her biceps. Hayter drops ax handles, covers, TWO! Hayter is annoyed but Riho is tough. Hayter has a full mount, but decides to hold off on the fists. Hayter drags Riho up to bump her off buckles. Hayter CHOPS, then says “Gomenasai.” Riho turns it around to CHOP Hayter! Hayter sputters, Riho DOUBLE CHOPS! And DOUBLE CHOPS! And MACHINE GUN DOUBLE CHOPS! The ref counts, Riho lets off at 4, and then storms back up. Hayter kicks low to snap JACKHAMMER! Cover, TWO!! Riho is still in this!
Hayter is annoyed again, but she scoops and SLAMS Riho! Cover, TWO!! Riho just managed to bridge up, but Hayter keeps focus. Hayter bumps Riho off buckles and Riho falls over. Hayter argues with the ref, but she lets off Riho to kiss her biceps more. Hayter then grinds her forearms into Riho’s face! The ref counts, Hayter lets off and apologizes, but Riho ROCKS Hayter! Hayter ROCKS Riho, CLUBS her, then brings her out. Hayter bumps Riho off buckles, Dynamite returns to single picture, and Riho hits back! Hayter whips, Riho tilt-o-whirls to RANA Hayter onto ropes! Riho dials it up, 619! Hayter flounders and Riho goes up!
Fans are thunderous as Riho CROSSBODIES again! Cover, TWO!! Hayter survives but Riho doesn’t stop! Riho clinches, only for Hayter to fight it! Hayter CLUBS away, suplexes, but Riho slips free to waistlock. Riho then moves up to a full nelson, Hayter breaks it, but Riho SNAP GERMANS! Hayter flounders, Riho full nelsons to SNAP DRAGON! Cover, TWO!! Hayter is still in this but Riho drags her to a drop zone. Riho steps on Hayter, goes up the corner, and DIVING- NO, Hayter avoids the stomps! Riho comes back, into a fireman’s carry, USHIGOROSHI! Hayter runs to SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO!!!
Riho’s toughness is frustrating Hayter and Britt, but the fans are loving this! Hayter drags Riho up, bumps her off buckles, then puts her up top. Hayter fires forearms, fans duel, and Hayter climbs up. Hayter stands Riho up, for the SUPERPLEX! Roll through, into a BRAIN- SATELLITE DDT!! Riho turns it around and fans are thunderous! A standing count starts, both women stir at 3 of 10. They rise at 4, and Riho throws a forearm! Hayter hits back! They brawl on their knees, then move up to their feet! They’re fast and furious! Hayter gets the edge, then DECKS Riho! High stack, TWO!!! Riho just barely kicks out!
Hayter drags Riho up, hauls her back to the top rope, and cravats. Riho holds onto ropes for dear life! Hayter lets go to ROCK Riho again! Hayter climbs but Riho fires off forearms! Hayter just comes back, but Riho has a SLEEPER!! Hayter CLUBS Riho from below, ELBOWS hard, and Riho goes to the apron. Hayter drags Riho back up, but Riho CLUBS away on Hayter! RISING HEADBUTT! Hayter wobbles, Riho climbs again, SUPER STEINER!! Hayter flounders and fans fire up! Riho runs in, METEORA!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!!! Hayter survives by a literal foot! Riho is beside herself, but Hayter drags herself up.
Britt coaches Hayter but Riho clamps on a full nelson! Hayter fights it, Riho CLUBS away with forearm after forearm, then she full nelsons! Hayter snapmares free, fans duel as hard as they can, and Hayter BOOTS! Ripcord, HAYTE- NO, Riho ducks to hook the arms, but Hayter blocks the backslide! Hayter overpowers Riho to spin her around, HAYTERADE!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Riho survives and Hayter is furious! Fans are thunderous as Hayter says she’ll end this! Hayter kisses her bicep, gets Riho up again, ripcord HAYTERADE!!! Cover, Hayter wins!!
Winner: Jamie Hayter, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)
A battle truly fitting of two great champions! Hayter shakes Riho’s hand in respect, will Riho have to fight her way back up to another shot? Who will #HayterHitHard next?
Backstage interview with The Outcasts.
Renee Paquette is with Saraya, Toni Storm & Ruby Soho, and says we saw Hayter successfully defend the AEW Women’s World Championship. Soho leads the Outcasts in a sarcastic congratulations and applause. But Hayter shouldn’t get too attached to that title. The Outcasts are here to bring some “much needed control back to the women’s division.” And they are gonna do that when one of them becomes champion. Renee points out there is only one title and three of them, how are they- Saraya cuts Renee off there to tell her to stop stirring the pot. They will cross that bridge when they get to it.
Storm adds that who gets it isn’t even the concern. What’s important that Hayter loses the title. Renee thanks them for their time, Saraya shows off the new merch shirt. Will either the Revolution, the Runaway or the Lightning strike down the Hayter?
The Jericho Appreciation Society is on stage.
Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker and Jake Hager, specifically, are here, and Menard asks, “Do you wanna know… what makes Daddy Magic’s nipples hard~?” Fans oddly do. “How about the fact that The Acclaimed is gonna be joining the Jericho Appreciation Society, the epitome of sports… enner-tay-ners!” But speaking of, here come The Acclaimed! Max Caster of course has the mic, so “Yo! Listen! Platinum on the mic, I’m nice with row rhymin’. Damn it feels good to be home on Long Island!
“You want us to join, but we can’t, tho. Jericho’s full of more sh*t than George Santos! You lookin’ so strange there. Lookin’ like you hang with the Cocaine Bear! We got the whole place sizzlin’. JAS stands for Just Acclaimed Scissorin’!” Bowens then gest the mic to say, “LOOONG ISLAAAAND~! The Acclaimed have arrived! SCISSOR ME-” But Parker has it cut off! They want The Acclaimed to come back over to the stage so they can clarify something! Because by the sound of it and that rap, ol’ Cool Hand Ange thinks they wanna fight! Together! And that’s a great idea! They got a match for Rampage, 8 Man Tag! Because everyone loves the Jericho Acclaimed Society!
“NOW SCISSOR ME, DADDY MATT!” Billy Gunn says no, hold on. No. “Scissoring should only be done by professionals, so Anthony, let’s show them how this is done.” And… “SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS~!” AND HE DOES~!! Fans fire up, but is that match on Rampage now going to be 2v2?
MJF visited the Town of Oyster Bay Town Hall.
“This place doesn’t just feel like home, this place is home. And it means the world to me that I now have the key to that home. It means everything to me.” Oyster Bay town supervisor, Joseph Saladino, says that if you want something in life, you work hard for it, give 110% and you never let go of your dream. MJF’s dream has come true, and that makes him a Town of Oyster Bay hero. MJF says if you wanna be at the pinnacle of this business of professional wrestling, the AEW World Championship is the belt to win, and he is the guy holding that belt, so he is the guy to beat. But nobody’s beating him, because he’s a Long Islander, and you can’t beat Long Islanders.
And now, it’s MJF Day!
There’s a live jazz band playing as Justin Roberts gives the introductions to a “wonderful new show. A man, and his music. The music of Mike Rogers and his Great Band.” The LED tron rises like a curtain to reveal the band as they play. “And the man is M! J! F!” MJF walks out and Long Island erupts with cheers! MJF goes to the mic, and as the graphic says, “The Pride of Long Island” welcomes them to his day. He is the Host with the Most, the Devil Himself, Maxwell Jacob Friedman. And right now, they are here to celebrate the most important day of them all, MJF Day. They’re celebrating it live in “the most magical place in the world, known as LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK!”
And it’s so magical here that when it rains, it doesn’t rain water, it rains… pennies from heaven. Hit it, Mike! If you can’t tell, MJF’s about to sing a very upbeat rendition of Pennies from Heaven. MJF even adlibs with Adam the saxophonist. “I knew I’d get ya! Long Island, clap for me, baby!” Fans get into it as MJF struts around on the ramp. MJF keeps the show going as he gets in the ring, where the AEW World title sits on a podium and there’s another one with “Congrats MJF” on it. Fans are thunderous for the musical number, and then Justin introduces Saladino. Fans are a bit torn on him, though.
Saladino introduces himself but MJF has him hold on to tell the fans this is a great guy. Saladino’s given MJF the Key to Long Island, so don’t screw this up for him. Fans still boo but Saladino says that Max Friedman, “you are the Pride of Long Island!” Fans agree with that. “We love the way you wear Long Island so proudly on your sleeve. Max, you are a world champion, and our hometown champ! So it is my distinct honor and privilege to present you, Mr. MJF, with the Key to Long Island!” Fans cheer as MJF looks at the big orange key with the letters “NY” forming the handle. Saladino says MJF deserves it. Isn’t he right?
Finally, Saladino is here to announce that April 5th is officially MJF Day in the Town of Oyster Bay! And also, the key they presented him before turned out to be a little below MJF’s standard. So they made a much bigger one, just for MJF! Let’s hear it for the hometown hero, MJF! MJF says, “Give it up for Joe, huh? Give it up for Joe!” Fans boo, but MJF says he’s talking now, so what’s going on? Fans cheer, and MJF says obviously, this is a huge honor, and if he’s being completely honest, some would say, “You Deserve It! Clap clap, clap clap clap.” Fans echo that for MJF and he smiles.
There are people out there who don’t deserve it! Like Sammy Guevara and Darby Allin, and worst of all, Jungle Boy. Fans boo those names, and MJF says the only thing Jungle Boy’s ever gonna have is “a girlfriend with a wandering eye and a tiny little penis. It’s true, it’s true. But right now, I’d like to tell you people a quick little story that I hope you find inspiring about my childhood here in Long Island, New York. And no, this ain’t lore, this is my life. This ain’t a villain origin story, because I’m MJF 24/7, baby.
“Now, when I was a kid, and still to this day, I suffer from a learning disability called Attention Deficit Disorder. And yeah, let’s clap it up for ADD, huh? Who’s got it?” Fans chant for “A D D! A D D!” MJF smiles, and says that obviously, “growing up with ADD had its disadvantages at times. No matter how hard I would try to focus in school, it just wouldn’t happen for me. Now there was one teacher in eighth grade who just wasn’t sympathetic. Her name was Mrs. Benedict.” Fans boo her and MJF says just wait, he’s not even through with her. But Mrs. Benedict would pounce on MJF like a lion.
She would wait for him to lose concentration, and she would say, “Maxwell, answer this question on the board.” MJF would say that he doesn’t know the answer, and she would laugh at him. And then she would say, “See class? Don’t be like Mr. Friedman.” This would happen every single day in school, and on the last day of school, Mrs. Benedict would pull him aside, and… Can they raise the volume on the mic so MJF doesn’t have to hunch over like a shmuck? Can you hear him now? “Yes!” Can they? “YES!” Okay. So, as he was saying, on the last day of school, Mrs. Benedict would pull MJF aside, and she said, “Maxwell, where does your brain go during my class that you can’t pay attention?”
And MJF’s answer was simple: Professional wrestling. Because MJF daydreamed about being world champion, and Mrs. Benedict told him, “The probability of that happening is slim to none.” Fans boo Mrs. Benedict more, but MJF tells her that her math was a bit off. Because MJF just got the key to Long Island, because this is MJF Day here forevermore, and because he is the reigning, defending, AEW World Heavyweight Champion!! Fans cheer that! MJF says he has a lesson for the fans: Don’t be like Mrs. Benedict. And by that, he means, “Don’t be a stupid b*tch.” Fans really cheer that!
MJF continues by saying if you’re a Long Islander kid who struggles in school, and he only means Long Islanders because he don’t speak to disgusting poorers. If you’re a Long Islander struggling, and people are telling you that you can’t accomplish your dreams, then just know that if you bust your ass, you can be anything you wanna be. Except one thing: MJF! HAHAHA! Because he is Maxwell Jacob Friedman, and he is better than you, and YOU KNOW IT! Long Island still cheers, and MJF picks up his belt to leave. MJF still has the mic, though, and he asks the fans if they want an encore. They do!
Wait, do they want an encore? “YES!” Do you want an encore?! Wait, who hits those cymbals? MJF is furious! They practiced this for months! How could this guy get this wrong!? The cymbalist apologizes, but then surprise! It’s JUNGLE BOY IN DISGUISE!! MJF is busy apologizing to Long Island, and JB TACKLES him! Fans boo as JB Rains down fists on their champion! MJF turns it around, but then JB turns it back around! JB CHOKES MJF, but MJF turns it back around! Security and producers rush out to stop this but fans want to “Let Them Fight!” But here comes Sammy Guevara! Fans boo even more as the Spanish God now gets his turn in the #1 contenders race.
Sammy looks at the belt on the ground, picks it up, and MJF is even angrier now! Sammy holds the belt up, but will he even make it to pole position?
Sammy Guevara VS Komander!
The bell rings and Sammy KNEES Komander out of the ring! Sammy builds speed while fans boo, and Sammy slides, only for Komander to dodge! Komander comes back, Sammy jumps the slide to ASAI MOONSAULT! Direct hit and Sammy brags that he is the next champion! Sammy puts Komander in, fans chant, “You Still Suck!” Sammy soaks it up, goes up the corner, and he leaps, into a SUPERKICK! Fans fire up as Komander puts Sammy in a drop zone. Komander goes up, tightrope walks and SHOOTING STAR PRESSES! Cover, TWO!! Sammy survives and bails out, clutching his ribs.
Fans fire up with Komander as he goes up another corner. Komander tightrope walks all 20 feet to the other corner, for the FLYING- JUMP KNEE!! Sammy takes Komander out of the air and Dynamite goes picture in picture!
Sammy slides in, soaks up the heat, then he spins and poses. Sammy’s cocky as ever as he does mat angels. The ring count climbs, Komander gets in at 5 of 10, but Sammy kicks him right back out. Sammy goes out after Komander, drags him up and brings him around to CHOKE him against barriers! Then Sammy CLUBS Komander, brings him around the way, and RAMS him into more barriers. Sammy swaggers, he stands on the barriers to soak up more heat, and then goes back to Komander. Sammy puts Komander in the ring, then taunts the fans. Sammy goes in the ring, brings Komander around, and stomps him down.
Sammy continues to swagger, then he has the Jericho cocky cover. TWO, and Komander grabs at Sammy. Sammy brings Komander up, and Komander CHOPS him! Sammy DECKS Komander! Komander flounders to a corner, Sammy brings him up against ropes and CHOPS! Komander falls down and Sammy digs his knees in at the ropes. The ref reprimands, Sammy lets off, and he brings Komander up. Sammy snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Komander hangs in there but Sammy sits him up into a chinlock. Sammy thrashes Komander around and Dynamite returns to single picture.
Fans rally, Komander endures and fights his way up. Sammy shakes his head, we see Jungle Boy watching backstage with security staff keeping an eye on him, and perhaps an eye out for MJF. Sammy KNEES Komander low, suplexes him, but Komander throws knees! Sammy still goes to ropes, but Komander lands on the apron to GAMANGIRI Sammy away! Komander springboards to FLYING POISON-RANA! Cover, TWO!! Sammy survives and scrambles away! Fans fire up for Komander as he goes up the corner. Komander tightrope walks again, for the SUPER MOONSAULT! Direct hit and fans lose their minds!
Komander puts Sammy in, salutes, and then goes up the corner again. Tightrope SHOOTING STAR, but he has to bail out as Sammy moves! Komander BOOTS Sammy to the floor! Komander builds speed, fans fire up, but Sammy slides in! Komander tiger feints to SPRINGBOARD PHOENIX SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Komander pushes Sammy down into the drop zone and fans fire up again. Komander climbs, tightrope walks again, to SHOOTING STAR onto knees! Sammy covers, TWO!! Komander survives but Sammy slashes his throat! Torture rack, “I’m your next world heavyweight champion, Max!” GO TO- NO, Komander cradles! TWO!!
Sammy SUPERKICKS! Komander staggers to a corner, Sammy runs in, but Komander puts him on the apron. Sammy ROCKS Komander, climbs up, but Komander GAMANGIRIS! Komander staggers his way to the adjacent corner, and he climbs up again. Darby watches from the rafters just like Sting used to do, and Komander tightrope walks again, but Sammy intercepts with a FLYING CUTTER!! Sammy hurries to torture rack, GO TO HOSPITAL!! Cover, Sammy wins!
Winner: Sammy Guevara, by pinfall
Fans boo but the Spanish God gets a win and keeps pace in the race! Tony Schiavone goes to the ring to interview Sammy, while we see Darby, JB and even MJF are watching. Tony says Sammy wins again, proving he is to be considered for a title shot. Sammy takes the mic to say, “Hey, look, Tony! I just did something the world champion doesn’t do: WRESTLE!” Fans boo but Sammy has a point… “Honestly, what was that s*it I was just watching? American Idol?” Fans tell Sammy to STFU but Sammy tells Max that he came out here and said he beat every single one of the Pillars. But let’s be honest, when MJF and Sammy got in the ring, what actually happened?
Sammy wants us to go back: Jacksonville in 2021, the main event of Dynamite. Sammy had MJF beat! Until another person MJF was using came out and helped him. MJF didn’t beat Sammy, Shawn Spears and a steel chair did, you b*tch! Fans boo but again, Sammy has a point. “So if we’re supposed to be the Four Pillars, the four people that’ve been building up this company since day one, and will continue to build it to higher heights, it’s safe to say your side wasn’t built by you. Your side was built by the people you tricked to get here. You lied, you cheated, you manipulated your way to the top. And honestly, Tony, I’m almost jealous of it.
“But Max, you’re finding out what I already know: that I would hate who I was if I wasn’t myself getting to the top. Because who the hell are you, Max? You were Cody’s friend, and then you were not. You were Tony’s friend, and then you’re not. You were in the Inner Circle, then you’re not. You were in the Pinnacle, then you’re not. You’re in The Firm, then you’re not. Max, you did the one thing that I will never do: you sold your soul to be a Pillar here. And that’s why as far as my side, and how this was built, I built this sh*t brick by brick, match after match, moment after moment after moment after moment! I poured my heart and my soul into this place!”
The fans keep booing but Sammy says he doesn’t care. They can boo or cheer, he’s not going anywhere. Sammy loves AEW! He’s not using this place to go anywhere else. This place has given him so much more than he could ever ask for. He met his wife, Tay Melo, here. He won titles and main evented PPVs, so he’ll be damned if “some rich b*tch from sh*tty Long Island, of all places, tear everything down with his bidding war of 2024. So screw Jungle Boy! Screw Darby Allin! And screw MJF! Because Sammy Guevara is your world heavyweight champion!” Sammy drops the mic and MJF seethes. Will the Spanish God earn that shot against the Devil of AEW?
FTW Championship: Hook VS Ethan Page w/ Matt Hardy & Isiah Kassidy!
The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil has been dealing with The Firm for months now, but has almost cleared them all out. He beat Moriarty, Morrissey, Hardy, and even Stokely, but now he is dealing with All Ego. Will Ethan be the one to #SendHook home with a loss? Or will nothing stop Hook’s undefeated streak?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see Long Island’s other hometown hero in action!
The bell rings and Hook circles with Ethan. The fans rally up, Ethan talks trash on Hook then talks trash on Long Island. Ethan takes a swing, but Hook catches him for a T-BONE SUPLEX! Ethan bails out but Hook pursues. Ethan RAMS Hook into the apron, then RAMS him into steel steps! Ethan talks more trash, then whips Hook into the POST! Fans boo but Ethan soaks it all up. Ethan says, “This is your guy right here? I’m winning, a-hole!” Ethan then puts Hook in the ring, stalks him, and Ethan says this one’s for Hardy. Ethan copies Hardy’s dancing around, kicks and TWIST- NO, Hook slips free!
Hook kicks low, and he reels Ethan in, for a TWIST OF FATE!! Fans fire up but Kassidy gets on the apron. The ref stops him, but Hook stares Kassidy down. Kassidy argues with the ref, keeps him and Hook distracted, and Ethan grabs the belt! But then Hardy grabs the other end! They tug-o-war and Ethan doesn’t understand! Hardy CLOBBERS Ethan with the belt!! fans fire up and Kassidy backs off. Hook gets Ethan with REDRUM!!! Ethan fades out, fans chant “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” with Hardy, and Ethan is DONE! Hook wins!!
Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)
#HardyParty smiles as they leave, they suckered Ethan in! Was this what that wink on Rampage was about? Hook fist bumps Hardy & Kassidy, maybe the hook was in! Will Stokely and the rest of The Firm have something to say about this?
Nigel McGuiness is backstage!
We saw Nigel rejoin ROH on Friday for Supercard of Honor, and now he is also #AllElite as part of the interviewer staff. As such, he is with Tony Khan for the huge announcement. There have been moments in Nigel’s life he could never imagine, and for him, what is coming is one of those moments. Khan thanks Nigel for that, and is also so excited for this. “Five years ago, before AEW was founded, four pioneers, The Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes, and Kenny Omega, put on a show called All In. It was the biggest independent wrestling show of all time, and it got interest from around the world.
“Now flash five years later, AEW is going to make our debut in London, England, Sunday, August 27th, for the first-ever AEW All In! It’s going to be one of the biggest shows in the history of the company, AEW All In, August 27th, in London, England. AEW’s debut in London is a huge event, we’re both very excited about it. And now, here to announce the site of AEW All In London is a man cut from the same cloth as those visionary pioneers five years ago.” It’s ADAM COLE, BAYBAY!
And Cole gets right to it: “August 27th, AEW All In, is coming to London Wembley Stadium. We’re gonna celebrate 100 years of Wembley Stadium, 100 years of Warner Brothers! And together, with the AEW fans in London, AEW All In, we celebrate Wembley Stadium, baybay!” A historic stadium, a historic moment, what history will be made in AEW’s first-ever UK show?
Six Man Tag: Blackpool Combat Club VS ???
The American Dragon returned to shock the world by siding with the new, more brutal Moxley, Claudio & Yuta! Will the Maniac, Swiss Superman and Decoder look to begin BCC’s dominance in the Trios Division?
The BCC takes their time making their entrance while Dynamite is picture in picture. Then they rush the ring to CLOBBER all their opponents! One falls out of the ring, leaving Moxley and Claudio to mug “The Dime Piece,” and Yuta goes after the third man. The ref reprimands but Moxley whips Dime so that Claudio can POP-UP UPPERCUT! Yuta keeps giving CHOPS to his opponent, but then Claudio & Moxley DOUBLE HIP TOSS that guy across the ring! Yuta keeps on the CHOPS while Moxley & Claudio keep the others out of the ring. The bell finally rings, this match has officially begun!
Claudio & Moxley drag the biggest man up at the ramp, for an ASSISTED PILEDRIVER!! Yuta rains down forearms, then he roars as he circles the man. Yuta gets the leg for a HALF CRAB! Dime Piece returns, BOOTS Yuta, but Yuta just glares at him! Moxley grabs Dime for a SLEEPER! Claudio brings Dime around to RAM him into the corner! But the third man gets Yuta in a waistlock, only for Yuta to smirk and shake his head. Yuta switches and GERMAN SUPLEXES the third man down! Then he rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!! The third man is a ragdoll as Yuta puts on the HAMMERLOCK CROSSFACE! The guy taps, the BCC wins!
Winners: Blackpool Combat Club, by submission
The ref reprimands as Yuta isn’t letting go! Yuta lets go when Claudio says, and then Moxley RAMS Dime into railing! Claudio puts a CROSSFACE on the third man! Bryan gets the mic and clears his throat to say, “You see, I was at home with my family, and I love my family. You know who else I love? I love Jon Moxley and him ripping at people’s mouths.” He’s literally doing that to one of the opponents right now! Bryan says he also loves Claudio Castagnoli and how he destroys people. And he also loves Yuta, even if he’s being a little sh*thead! And do you know what else Bryan loves? He loves pro-wrestling!
Bryan asks if these guys they just beat look like professionals. The fans say, “NO!” Right, they look like guys the EVPs might’ve hired, when they’re nothing but a bunch of amateurs! IMPOTENT AMATEURS! And as he looks around the building tonight, Bryan thinks the four members of the BCC are the only pro-wrestlers here tonight. But wait! Here comes Hangman Page! The Cowboy storms right down to the ring and Bryan says, “Oh, boy! Here comes another amateur!” Hangman gets right in the ring and Bryan eggs him on. Hangman fires off on Moxley, but he gets mugged 3v1! Bryan hangs back as the rest beat Hangman against the ropes!
Bryan calls Hangman an amateur, and then Claudio rains down forearms! “You wanna know what a professional is? Claudio is a professional! You wanna know what a professional is? Mox is a professional!” And now Moxley rains down forearms! “You wanna see what a professional is? Wheeler is a professional!” And now Yuta gets his turn! Bryan loves these men! And y’know what? Hangman has NO ONE who loves him! Where’s anyone coming out from the back? NO ONE is coming out to save Hangman, because no one loves him! In fact, they don’t even know what love is! Fans boo as the BCC all just stomp away!
Bryan says he knows what love is. In fact, when he was at home, he was teaching his kids a few things. He has a screwdriver?! Bryan says he taught the kids how to fix stuff around the house. “And the house that is AEW needs to be fixed up, from all these amateurs!” The BCC drags Hangman up as Bryan keeps shouting, “AMATEURS!” Bryan looks at the screwdriver, then at Hangman’s face. Bryan DIGS IT INTO HANGMAN’S FACE!! Maybe even the eyes!! Fans boo but Bryan says, “Hangman is an amateur. Like I said, we are the only real professional wrestlers in this building tonight! We are the only real professional wrestlers in AEW tonight!
“Hell, from what I’ve seen this week, we are the only real professional wrestlers in all of damn America tonight!” Fans are torn, as Bryan’s brutal methods and bold statements are in complete contrast. Will Hangman even be able to see after what Bryan did to him?
BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!
Anna Jay called her out last week, and was watching tonight, the Queenslayer gets her match with Julia Hart! Plus, after the controversy of Hardy helping Hook, Ethan gets one more shot at the FTW Championship! Will All Ego be better prepared now that he doesn’t have Hardy behind him? Plus, The Acclaimed are still having to go through with the 8 Man Tag team-up with Menard & Parker! Will teaming with the JAS convince Caster & Bowens to accept the offer after all? Then, after sending out warnings to Keith Lee, Swerve Strickland says he has an announcement. What will the head of Mogul Affiliates have to say now?
Meanwhile, to keep up with Jungle Boy and Sammy Guevara, Darby Allin is taking on #TAIGASTYLE, Lee Moriarty! Will the Relentless One be able to keep pace with Jack Perry and the Spanish God? And lastly, after weeks of attempting legal action, a sit-down meeting has been arranged between Jade Cargill and Taya Valkyrie. What agreement will come about from the TBS Champion talking with La Wera Loca?
And BREAKING NEWS for Battle of the Belts 6!
Immediately following Rampage will be an hour of all title matches! First, it would seem LFI did have their eyes on gold: the AEW International Championship! Dralistico takes on Orange Cassidy, will the Prince of Silver & Gold finally have some gold in AEW? Then, regardless of how negotiations go with Taya, Jade is going to defend her TBS Championship against the young and rising star, Billie Starkz! And the NEW ROH World Tag Team Champions, the Lucha Brothers, have their first defense against QT Marshall and the AEW TNT Champion, “Powerhouse” Hobbs! Hobbs has already beaten Rey Fenix and Pentagon separately, will he be able to beat them at the same time?
AEW World Tag Team Championships, Titles VS Careers: The Gunns VS FTR!
These are the highest stakes you could have in a tag title match. Austin & Colten didn’t want to take this match, until Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler put the one thing on the line they had to give: their careers here in AEW. Will the Ass Boys of all people be the ones to end the All Elite legacy of #7StarFTR? Or will Dax & Cash prove that they are #TopGuys then, now and forever?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and it is all on the line in the main event!
The teams sort out, Colten starts against Cash, and fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” Cash and Colten circle, but Cash is wary of Austin. Colten and Cash tie up, Cash powers Colten to ropes then a corner, but Colten turns it around. They keep going around as the ref counts, and Colten pulls hair! Colten slaps Cash, Cash SLAPS Colten! Colten staggers and shakes that off, and he ties up with Cash. Colten headlocks but Cash powers out, only for Colten to run him over. Things speed up, but Colten runs Cash over again. Things keep moving, Cash RAMS into Colten! Cash puts Colten on the ropes to CHOP!
Cash UPPERCUTS Colten to the corner, tags Dax, and they whip, trip and elbow drop! Cover, TWO! Dax brings Colten over, tags Cash, and FTR combines, ASSISTED ATOMIC LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Colten scrambles away, Austin is there to check on him, and fans boo. Cash wants after the Gunns but the ref keeps him back. Cash backs off, but then suddenly runs in to WRECK Colten with a dropkick! Cash scares Austin off, then brings Colten up. Cash puts Colten in, but Austin grabs his foot! Dax protests but Colten DROPKICKS Cash down! Fans boo but the ref keeps Dax in his corner.
Austin puts Cash in, fans rally up but Colten bumps Cash off buckles. Tag to Austin, the Gunns body shot, knee lift and LARIAT! Colten covers, TWO! Dax was ready but he goes back to his corner. Colten stalks Cash, soaks up the heat, then bumps Cash off buckles. Colten ROCKS, stomps and then lets off. Colten taunts Dax, Austin CHOKES Cash! Cash SMACKS Austin! Cash CHOPS Colten and fans fire up! Cash ROCKS Colten, UPPERCUTS him, but Colten keeps him from Dax! Colten whips Cash to the Gunn corner, runs in and SPLASHES! Colten full nelsons to then SLAM Cash! Cover, TWO!
Dax was ready again but the ref has him back off. The Gunns are in control as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Colten drags Cash over, tags Austin, and Austin drags Cash up. Austin TOSSES Cash out, then taunts Dax. Colten stomps Cash in the distraction, but the ref gets suspicious. Colten plays innocent, Cash lunges in but Austin is on him! Austin stomps and CLUBS away, then tags Colten. The Gunns mug Cash, Colten CHOPS Cash down. Colten taunts Dax, but Cash CHOPS back! Colten CLUBS Cash down, stomps him, then tags Austin. Austin stays between Cash and Dax, then DECKS Cash! Austin drags Cash over, tags Colten back in, and the Gunns mug Cash again. Colten wraps on a chinlock and grinds Cash down.
Cash endures and fans rally up. Cash sits up, fights to his feet, and throws body shots. Colten shoves Cash, Cash holds ropes and BOOTS Colten down! Both men crawl, Colten anchors Cash and keeps him from Dax! Cash ENZIGURIS! Austin tags in and hurries to anchor Cash now! Cash still crawls forward, fans fire up, and Cash ENZI- NO, Austin ducks! Austin drags Cash back but Cash keeps fighting forward! Cash hops on one foot, Dynamite returns to single picture, and Dax tags in! Dax JABS, JABS, JABS then DECKS Austin! Colten runs in, Dax DECKS him! Dax storms up on Austin to CHOP! And forearm! And CHOP!
Colten runs in, Dax DECKS him again! Dax puts Colten in a corner to rain down fists fast! Dax gets to eight in double time, then he CROSSBODIES onto Austin! Dax throws down hands, but Colten brings him up. Dax hits an atomic drop! Dax whips, Colten reverses but Dax reverse to wrench and short arm LARIAT! Fans fire up as Dax storms up on Austin. Dax whips Austin to ropes, Austin reverse but Dax reverses to wrench, only for Austin to duck! Austin trips Dax, steps through, but Dax blocks! Austin keeps trying but Dax kicks him away! Cradle on the return, TWO!!! Dax hurries to whip but Austin reverses!
Dax hits buckles hard, and Austin scoops him, but Dax fights! Cash is up top, MISSILE DROPKICK REVERSE DDT COMBO! Dax covers, TWO!! Austin survives and Colten runs in! FTR puts him through the ropes, then drags him out, for a DOUBLE DRAPING DDT!! A couple of vipers here, and fans fire up! FTR coordinates, they bring Austin over and Cash climbs up. But Austin resists the lift! Austin back drops Dax away, then dodges Cash’s leap! Austin ROCKS Cash, ROKCS him again, but Cash turns it around to CHOP! And ROCK! And whip! Austin reverses, Cash goes up and over and Dax tags in!
Cash sunset flips Austin and rolls him through, and now Dax goes up! SPIKE PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?! Austin survives and shocks FTR! Dax calls to Cash, they stalk Austin and he slowly rises up. But Colten slides in! Colten shoves Cash into Dax to stop the Big Rig! Then Colten whips Dax, but Cash shoves Austin into Colten to stop the Gunns from stealing the Big Rig! Dax dodges Austin, BIG RIG!!! Cover, COLTEN DRAGS THE REF OUT!! Fans boo and Colten wants a DQ, but the ref says hell no, because that’s what Colten wants! Cash chases Colten, gets his hair, but Colten POSTS Cash!
Colten goes to the apron, Dax swings on him but misses. Austin waistlocks, Dax switches, but Colten helps keep Austin from the O’Conner! Dax comes back in, but Austin moves, heads collide for Dax and Colten! Dax staggers around, into a FAMOUSER!! Cover, TWO!!! Dax survives and fans are thunderous! Fans boo as Austin writes Dax off and brings him up. Austin reels Dax in, flexes, then underhooks! Fans boo as Austin tries to play the game, but Dax wrenches out! Backslide, TWO!! Austin escapes, scoops, but Dax cradles! TWO!! Another escape! Dax trips Austin, jackknifes, TWO!! Austin LOW BLOWS!!!
The ref is furious, but Austin says the ref has no choice. The ref is inclined to agree, and he looks to the timekeeper. But Cash stops the ref from waving his hand! Cash isn’t gonna let it end like this! But it was a blatant low blow! Cash knows, but this is about more than just titles! Colten storms in, reels Cash in, 3:10 TO YUMA!!! Colten drags Cash out, and Austin puts Dax up top! But Dax fights back! Fans fire up, Austin falls, and Dax catches his breath. Colten has a title belt! He slides it in, but the ref intercepts! But there’s the other belt! Colten goes up after Dax, Dax fires hands! Colten falls, distracts the ref, Dax FALLING HEADBUTTS, onto the belt!!
Austin hides the evidence, covers, TWO!?!?!? Dax survives and no one can believe it! The fans are thunderous, but Austin tags Colten. The Gunns storm up on Dax, bring him up, and Dax SPITS at them!! Colten whips, lifts, but Dax fights off the 3:10! Dax sunset flips, Austin helps Colten stay up! Cash goes up, and he FLYING SUNSET FLIPS Austin! FTR has double covers, FTR WINS!!!
Winners: FTR, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions)
TOP GUYS WIN! They are TWO-TIME AEW World Tag Team Champions, and they are still All Elite! Mark Briscoe is even here to celebrate with his friends! FTR is here to stay, will they always be the Top Guys in AEW?
A great AEW, lots of great surprises, and honestly, this is the one time where AEW took jabs at WWE and I feel like it was warranted. First, this had more surprises than the Raw After Mania under the returning Vince McMahon. Jay White was either going to AEW or WWE, and his decision was kinda made for him. White and Juice beat down Starks, so Starks has been dragged into another story against a faction. A shame for Starks, but Starks taking on White is going to be great stuff. Christian Cage’s return was quick, and didn’t have dialogue, but Luchasaurus also returning is cool stuff. Just not sure what they’re gonna do right now with most titles spoken for.
Great title matches, something else Raw After Mania didn’t even try to do. The Trios title match was awesome stuff, but I had a feeling the House of Black was going to win. As great as Best Friends are, the House’s reign wasn’t going to end just yet, and Cassidy isn’t going to be a double champion so soon. I do like that LFI is still involved in both AEW and ROH, and Cassidy VS Dralistico for Battle of the Belts 6 is going to be great stuff. In fact, so will the ROH World Tag Team Championship match. I appreciate the continuity that Hobbs having beat both Fenix & Penta means he gets a tag title shot, but pretty sure that means QT takes the loss.
Awesome match from Hayter VS Riho, but naturally, Hayter won as there’s still a lot for her to do as champ. As such, The Outcasts had a good promo establishing that they’re all coming for Hayter. Honestly, Hayter should just face each one in turn. Granted, Hayter already beat Storm 1v1, and beat the other two in a Triple Threat, which she could/should point out in a promo, but she might as well face them all again until they’re ready to Blood & Guts. Which they need to do, why else make the Women’s Division choose sides? And great little moment between JAS and Acclaimed, though clearly JAS isn’t getting it. Maybe they’ll see The Acclaimed don’t care in that 8 Man Tag.
Great stuff for the MJF Day segment. I’m surprised it’s been this long since MJF’s had a musical number in AEW. He nailed it, fans loved it, and I like that JB was in disguise to attack him. The fans didn’t like that, so this kinda distorts the Face-Heel dynamic for anyone unfamiliar with AEW. JB seems to be the frontrunner in terms of the title chase, with MJF saving him for last and JB getting after MJF. But Sammy had a great part to play, with just an awesome match with Komander, and even a great promo to follow where he got to call MJF out. Now we just need Darby to do the same and then the possibilities will really be endless. Any of the three could face MJF and have an awesome match at Double or Nothing.
Then, awesome news that AEW is going to London and bringing the “All In” name back. Can’t wait to see what happens there. Great FTW Championship, and I love that Hardy chose this moment to spring his trap on Ethan. Though, it seems we’re getting this again, though maybe with Hardy in Hook’s corner, not Ethan’s. Hopefully, Hook wins that one, too, and it is revealed that Hardy & Kassidy are now free of The Firm. Great stuff out of the BCC, and I find it kinda funny when we don’t get any of the names of the jobbers. Bryan’s promo was great stuff, he was bringing back a lot of what made his “Champion of the Earth” Heel persona in WWE so great. Him taking a screwdriver to Hangman’s face was nuts, though. The Elite didn’t show up, but maybe they respond next week.
And an awesome main event with the Titles VS Careers match. This match in and of itself could represent the audible FTR called in real-life. If HHH was still in charge of the WWE, FTR might’ve lost so they could go back to WWE. But seeing as Vince slithered his way back into creative, FTR won to be champions again and stay in AEW. Though to be fair, FTR winning was probably the better option no matter what was going on in the WWE. FTR beat the Gunns to get revenge for before, and they can face any number of teams in this new title reign.
My Score: 9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (12/2/23)
The American Dragon is back in action!
Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally start in the Blue League!
As the AEW Continental Classic’s second round continues, Bryan Danielson and Andrade El Idolo finally have their first taste of action! Will the American Dragon and Face of Latino Wrestling both get points tonight?
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King; Brody wins.
- Abadon VS Kiera Hogan; Abadon wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia; Andrade wins.
- The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson; The Kingdom wins.
- Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal; The House of Black win.
- El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian; Vikingo wins.
- AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston; Bryan wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Brody King speaks.
“Tonight on Collision, in Erie, PA, Blue League round two against Claudio. I’m here to prove why I’m not just an upset win, and I’m the most dominant wrestler in this tournament. HARU!”
Claudio Castagnoli speaks.
“Time for talking is over. Swiss to C2, tonight I’m going to take a King’s head.”
CJ Perry & Andrade El Idolo speak.
The Coldest Manager in the Game says tonight, her client will take down Daniel Garcia again tonight, and take home that fat check. And his name is Andrade The Idol. No, no, es El Idolo. And everyone knows who he is, but Garcia, see you tonight.
Daniel Garcia speaks.
“Andrade, you wanna know what really, really makes me mad? It’s when someone likes you comes in here and thinks they can step all over people like me. Well I’m not having it anymore. Tonight, I fight back. And if I needed any more motivation to win other than getting those three points, it’s putting somebody like you in his place.”
Bryan Danielson speaks.
“Eddie Kingston, tonight, it’s you and me in the Continental Classic. And do y’know what? I don’t want depressed Eddie Kingston. I don’t want Eddie Kingston who feels bad about himself because he lost his first round match. I want the Eddie Kingston that won the ROH World title. I want the Eddie Kingston who’s confident enough to put in BOTH his titles in this tournament! Eddie Kingston, I want the best version of you because if you don’t bring it, you’re gonna get hurt.”
Eddie Kingston speaks.
“Look, guys, I know we gotta do this cold open thing. It’s the cool thing to do on Collision. I don’t have time. I gotta go get ready, I’m 0-1 in this tournament already, I do NOT wanna go 0-2. Bryan, I do respect you, sort of, so I don’t care about your eye, I don’t care about your arm, I don’t care about anything about you. All I care about is winning. So guess what? I’m gonna bust you up.”
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Claudio Castagnoli VS Brody King!
The Swiss Superman is ready for his Collision with the King of Death! But with both men at 1-0, who, if either of them, moves on to be Blue League’s only 2-0 leader?
The bell rings, 20 minutes is ticking down, but Claudio and Brody run in to RAM shoulders! Claudio BOOTS, Brody BOOTS, and Claudio fires a forearm! Brody forearms back, fans fire up as the shots keep going! They pick up speed with those forearms, Brody CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Then he LARIATS! Claudio stays up!? Claudio seethes and fans fire up as he comes back to CHOP! CHOP! And CHOP! Claudio LARIATS, but Brody stays up! Brody LARIATS, Claudio LARIATS, repeat! Claudio rebounds, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Neither falls, they DOUBLE LARIAT again, and again, then Claudio dodges! DOUBLE LARIATS finally take both men down!
Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio roll out opposite ends of the ring. Claudio and Brody stand back up, the ring count climbs, but both men storm up around the way to DOUBLE LARAIT! And DOUBLE LARIAT! The count is 9, both men slide in at 9.9!! Fans fire up as Brody and Claudio start throwing forearms again! Brody gets the edge, runs, and he BOOTS Claudio down! Brody then scoops Claudio but Claudio slips free to BOOT! Claudio scoops, to SLAM Brody! Fans fire up, Brody staggers back up and Claudio runs, to clothesline Brody up and out! Fans fire up, Claudio goes out and he runs in around the way, UPPERCUT!
Fans fire up more and Claudio drags Brody up. Claudio whips Brody hard into railing, but Brody comes back to CLOBBER Claudio! Fans fire up as Brody peels the bumpers off the railing, then he throws forearms with Claudio. Brody knees low, whips, and Claudio hits railing hard! Claudio tumbles up and over and Collision goes picture in picture.
Brody catches his breath, storms over to where Claudio is, and drags him up. Fans fire up as Brody suplexes Claudio to the floor! Both men writhe, but Brody storms up on Claudio to stand him up. Brody CHOPS and Claudio sputters! Brody CHOPS again! Claudio staggers back, Brody whips him hard into the apron! Brody CLUBS Claudio, stalks him as he hobbles, then POSTS Claudio! Claudio staggers and falls over, and Brody refreshes the ring count. Brody storms back up on Claudio, ROCKS him, then puts him in the ring. Brody CHOPS Claudio again, ROCKS him to a corner, then ROCKS him again.
Claudio goes to another corner but Brody CLUBS him! And CHOPS him! Claudio UPPERCUTS! Brody CHOPS! Repeat! Brody gets the edge as he ROCKS Claudio again, then CHOPS him down! Claudio leans against ropes as he coughs and gasps for air. Brody clamps on with a chinlock, digs his forearm cast into Claudio’s face, and Collision returns to single picture. Claudio endures, pries the hold open, and he stands to wrench the arm, for an ELBOW BREAKER! The forearms fly again, Claudio runs but Brody scoops to SLAM! And then SENTON! Fans rally up while Claudio crawls to a corner.
Brody runs in to SPLASH at the corner! The fans bark and hoot with Brody, but Claudio UPPERCUTS him in the corner! Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT from all sides! Then he jukes the ref to UPPERCUT again! Claudio fires more shots, roars, and takes a moment to steady himself. Claudio whips but Brody blocks, so Claudio UPPERCUTS again! Claudio whips, Brody reverses and runs in to SPLASH! Then fireman’s carry, but Claudio fights free to UPPERCUT the back! Claudio trips Brody, but Brody kicks him away! Claudio comes back to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Brody survives but Claudio keeps his cool.
Claudio drags Brody up, but Brody fights the fireman’s carry. Brody ROCKS Claudio, CHOPS him, then runs, into a POP-UP UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO!! Brody survives but the fans fire up behind Claudio as he stands. Claudio gets the legs, to SWING Brody!! Claudio goes around and around, and fans count all the way to TEN! Then the SHARPSHOOTER!! Fans fire up while Claudio sits deep! Brody endures, claws at the mat, fights around, and he reaches out! But Claudio grabs that bad arm to hold it back! Brody still fights forward, ROPEBREAK! Claudio lets go in frustration while Brody crawls to a corner.
Claudio waits on Brody to stand, then runs in, but Brody dodges! Claudio POSTS himself, then Brody GERMAN SUPLEXES him away! Brody runs in to CANNONBALL! Brody drags Claudio to a cover, ONE?!? Fans are stunned and so is Brody! Brody ROCKS Claudio, reels him in, but Claudio slips free of the bomb to fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, ONE?!? Brody survives and Claudio is shocked! “This is Awesome!” and Claudio drags Brody up and reels him in. Claudio Gotch Lifts but Brody back drops free! Claudio lands on his feet! Springboard- HAYMAKER!! STUFF PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?
Fans are thunderous as Brody hurries to get Claudio up. LARIAT!! Cover, Brody wins!!
Winner: Brody King, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Claudio earns 0)
That deadly right arm brings down the Swiss Superman, and Brody has six points! Is the Blue League soon going to belong to the House of Black?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“If it turns out that entering this Continental Classic tournament was a bad idea, I won’t find out ’til it’s too late. I’m banged up. Maybe the last four years is finally catching with me, because nobody’s done it anywhere in the world like I do it the last four years. My head hurts, my neck hurts, my back hurts, now my knee hurts. Getting that tingly-ness in my fingers now all the time. I live in pain on a day to day basis like most people couldn’t even imagine. Now on top of that, my head’s not screwed on straight all the time lately. The doctors are prescribing me this medication, that medication.
“And I’m just sick of it all. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off at my body failing me, I’m sick and tired of being depressed, I’m being sick and tired about being pissed about the entire last year. I’m sick and tired of being pissed off. So I’m gonna do the only thing I know how to do, the only thing I’m good at: I’m gonna wrestle my way out of it. I’m gonna fight my way out of it. I’m gonna put every ounce, every drop of sweat and effort and will I have into winning this Continental Classic tournament.
“This kind of thing, this is what AEW was built on, man. Two guys in the ring, the best wrestlers in the world, giving it their all, feeling that feeling when you’ve given every ounce of yourself in the ring, and pushing the limits, and pushing the boundaries, and making people stand up and go ‘Oh my God!’ What’d I just see?’ Feeling that connection with an audience that loves wrestling as much as we do. That is what AEW is about. Somebody’s gotta step up and win this tournament, and show the world exactly what AEW is, exactly what All Elite Wrestling can be! And that’s just gonna have to be me.
“Because anybody can say what they want but I’m the Ace of the World, b*tch, and that’s just the way it is. And there is nobody in this tournament that can do anything to me worse than what I deal with on a daily basis. Nothing they can do to me that’s worse than fighting the demons that I fight on a daily basis. If you think I’m shot, if you think my trigger’s been pulled, if you think I’m ripe for the picking, please, please, take your shot.” The Maniac is going to go until he can’t go any more, will El Toro Blanco look to take that shot this Wednesday?
Abadon VS Kiera Hogan!
With title chases never stopping, the Undead Girl and the Hottest Flame are fighting to get ahead. Who wins here to move up in the rankings towards the champions of AEW?
The bell rings, Kiera is wary of Abadon, and the two circle. Abadon corners Kiera, run sin, but Kiera dodges. Kiera SHOTGUNS Abadon down and fans fire up! Kiera runs in but Abadon sends her into buckles! Abadon fires off clothesline after clothesline, but lets off as the ref counts. Abadon runs in but Kiera avoids the boot to then KICK the legs out! Kiera runs, and she HIP ATTACKS Abadon against ropes! Kiera then snapmares, Abadon ducks the buzzsaw but not the SUPERKICK! Kiera runs Around the World to BOOT WASH! Cover, TWO! Kiera keeps cool as she runs again, but Abadon catches her for a SCRAPBUSTER!
Abadon roars and the fans fire up! Abadon runs in to SPLASH Kiera in a corner, then whips. Kiera reverse, Abadon slips out and then ROCKS Kiera! HEADSHOT CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Kiera is still in this but Abadon mocks the peace fingers. Abadon stalks Kiera, has her in the ropes, and mocks that pretty face. Abadon licks Kiera, YANKS her off the ropes, and then storms around. Abadon kicks, Kiera ducks and rolls her up, TWO! Kiera SOBATS, ROUNDHOUSES, then reels her in! NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Abadon survives and Kiera is frustrated. Kiera pounds the mat, the fans rally up behind her, and she stalks Abadon.
Kiera fires forearms, says to stay down and she SLAPS! Abadon SCORPION KICKS, then runs to KNEE Kiera down! Abadon drags Kiera up, hammerlocks, BLACK DAHLIA!! Cover, Abadon wins!
Winner: Abadon, by pinfall
Like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Abadon is bringing the scary to the merry season! But will Abadon earn a championship match as a Christmas gift to herself?
Wait! The lights go out! And when the lights come back, JULIA HART is here! Abadon turns around to see her, and the TBS Champion smiles. The lights go out again, and when they come back again, Julia’s gone. Abadon shrieks into the night, will this be like Jason VS Freddy for the title?
Backsatge interview with Samoa Joe.
Alex Marvez says the last time we saw Joe, he was furious that MJF accepted a tag team challenge from “The Devil of AEW.” Joe says why wouldn’t he be? But then someone shouts “SAMOA JOOOE~!” In rolls Roderick Strong & The Kingdom. Roddy tells Joe that Roddy is willing to forgive Joe for trying to end his career with a broken neck not just once but twice. And he knows Joe has his world title match with Max, but c’mon, this is clearly a trap! MJF is the Devil! But hey, Roddy’s best friend “ADAAAM~!” likes Joe and thinks of him as a friend. So as Adam Cole’s best friend, that makes Roddy a friend to Joe.
So hey, Wednesday, it’s a set-up. Those goons will beat the crap out of Joe! And MJF isn’t even here right now! He’s probably plotting how they’re gonna do it! The Kingdom says yeah, Roddy’s right. So just listen to him, okay? Joe chuckles and leaves. Does Joe think they’re joking? Between Joe and “The Devil,” who will have the last laugh on Dynamite?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Daniel Garcia!
We saw this showdown before when CJ Perry was recruiting clients, and we saw which way that went. But then will history repeat itself? Or will Red Death ruin Andrade’s start in the Blue League?
While no “seconds” are allowed, meaning even manager CJ must return to the back, Daddy Magic found a loophole by joining commentary. He still disapproves of the Garcia dance. Anyway, the bell rings, we’re on the clock, and the two circle. Fans rally up as the two tie up, Garcia rolls Andrade up, ONE! Garcia says he almost had Andrade, but Andrade just smirks. The two reset, tie up again, and Andrade headlocks. Andrade holds on tight, but Garcia powers up to power out. But Andrade runs Garcia over! Fans rally and duel, cheer and jeer, and Andrade CHOPS Garcia! Andrade whips but Garcia stops himself to whip Andrade!
Andrade goes Spider-Man in the ropes to tranquilo! Fans fire up for that, but then Garcia puts his dukes up. Andrade says no dance, but then Garcia clamps on a SLEEPER! Andrade RAMS Garcia into buckles, goes up the ropes, and he CROSSBODIES! Garcia staggers up, Andrade CHOPS him! Andrade whips, but Garcia reverses. Andrade goes up and over, then dropkicks the dropdown! Garcia goes to the apron, and Andrade PLANCHAS! Fans fire up, Andrade puts Garcia in, and he covers, ONE!! Garcia hangs tough but Andrade brings him up. Andrade gives some Latino Heat but Garcia wrenches out. Andrade ROCKS Garcia, but Garcia hits a SHIN BREAKER!
Garcia DRAGON SCREWS the leg, GROUDN DRAGON SCREWS it, then basement dropkicks! Fans fire up, Garcia covers, ONE!! ANKLE LOCK! Andrade scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Garcia lets go, Andrade bails out, and Andrade shakes out the bad leg. Garcia goes out, Menard likes what he sees, but Andrade kicks low! Andrade RAMS Garcia into the apron, but Garcia kicks low and CLUBS him! Then RAMS him into railing! Garcia grabs at Andrade but Andrade gets in the ring. Garcia hurries to KNEE Andrade down, covers, ONE! Andrade CHOPS! Andrade whips to a corner, but Garcia BOOTS him back!
Garcia goes up, Andrade CLOBBERS Garcia to the floor! Fans fire up and Andrade paces while Garcia is dazed, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Andrade paces, walking off the pain in his leg, while Garcia clutches his neck and shoulder. The ring count climbs, Andrade goes out to commentary to have one of their WOOOOO energy drinks! “WOO~!” Andrade then makes his way around to fetch Garcia, and he SMACKS Garcia off the steel steps! Andrade drags Garcia back up to put in the ring, and he has a cocky cover. ONE, but Andrade stalks Garcia to ropes. Andrade kicks Garcia around, pie faces him, and eggs him on. Garcia huffs and puffs, then CHOPS back! And CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Garcia whips, Andrade reverses to then CLOBBER Garcia!
Andrade clamps onto Garcia with a headlock and grinds him down, and Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Garcia fights up out of a headlock to SAIDO! Fans fire up while both men are down! Garcia pushes up, Menard says this has been Garcia’s best match so far! And zero dancing! Garcia stands, he counter punches Andrade, and counters again! Then he dodges, fires off haymakers and fast hands, the ref counts but Garcia lets off. The fans are thunderous as Garcia runs to BOOT Andrade, then put him up top! Garcia drags Andrade into the Tree of Woe, CLUBS him, then stands on the corner to punch away on the legs! Garcia goes all the way to TEN, then lets off. Dukes up, and he does some dancing before the BASEMENT DROPKICK!
Andrade falls out of the Tree, Garcia hoists him up, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Andrade survives and fans rally up again! Garcia drags Andrade into a waistlock, drags him back up, but Andrade ELBOWS Garcia! Garcia holds on, so Andrade throws more heavy elbows! Garcia ducks to CHOP! Garcia whips, Andrade ducks ‘n’ dodges to FLYING FOREARM! And he kips up! The fans fire up, Andrade takes aim as Garcia is in a corner, and Andrade builds speed corner to corner, but has to dodge a lariat! Andrade kicks and snap suplexes, Uno Amigo! Fans fire up as Andrade hits Dos Amigos! Andrade gives us some Latino Heat, but Garcia wrenches out! SLEEPER!!
Garcia squeezes tight but Andrade throws elbows. Andrade is fere, but Garcia hops back on! SLEEPER! Andrade carries Garcia as a backpack as he climbs the corner! Garcia CLUBS Andrade, shifts around, and the two brawl. Andrade has Garcia now, for a SUPERPLEX! And then he still rolls through to restart! Uno Amigo! Dos Amigos! THREE AMIGOS! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives many amigos and Menard loves it! But Andrade steps through, only for Garcia to roll through, step through, DRAGONTAMER!! Andrade endures as Garcia bridges back! But Andrade grabs Garcia’s head! But Garcia rolls through!
Andrade wrenches out, hammerlocks and LA SOMBRA DDT!! Cover, Andrade wins!!
Winner: Andrade El Idolo, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Garcia earns 0)
Andrade’s first tournament match is his first win! Garcia is 0-2, Menard says this is a hole they’ll have to dig out of. Andrade still shows Garcia respect, but is Garcia going to be mathematically eliminated before long?
Willie Mack speaks.
“See, Wardlow, I know you’ve been going through a lot of things these past few weeks, putting your hands on people. But one thing you know about me is you don’t put your hands on my friends. Y’see, this is a person who I’ve tagged with and won multiple tag team championships in other promotions with. So what I’ma have to do, is I’ma have to reach out and touch you. So next week, we’re gonna have to do the damn thing in the ring, so guess what? You better pack a lunch, because I’m a big boy, and I’m a big meal to try to eat.” Mack is standing up for AR Fox, but will the Return of the Mack end up Wardlow’s newest victim?
The Kingdom w/ Roderick Strong VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson!
Roddy shouts at “DASHAAAA!” to stop, and he has the music cut. First thing’s first, Roddy wants to say to his NEW best friend by proxy, “SAMOAAA Joe.” Listen, Roddy told him the truth back there. They roll down the ring as Roddy says MJF is the Devil and Joe will find out soon. And then those three dweebs in the ring, they ain’t gonna #NeckTheHalls, no. The Kingdom’s gonna beat their… AAAAASS! And Roddy wants to dedicate this to his best friend, whether he wants Roddy to or not, ADAAAM! “Get ’em, fellas!” The Kingdom fire off on The Savages as the bell rings! Bennett DECKS Dirty Bulk Bronson to then help Taven mug Beefcake Boulder!
The Kingdom mock the “DOUBLE CLOHTESLINE!” as they whip, but Boulder breaks through to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Boulder shows off the “BEEF! BEEF!” Boulder goes out to get Bennett up, but he SUPERKICKS first! BOSTON BAYONET! Then another BOSTON- NO, Boulder catches Bennett to APRON CHOKE SLAM! Taven WRECKS Boulder with a dropkick, but Bronson DIVES!? Direct hit and Bronson fires up! Bronson puts Taven in, storms up to whip corner to corner. Taven stops himself, ducks under and ENZIGURIS! Roll up, TWO! Taven swings, misses, and Bronson hits a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Fans fire up as Bronson tags Boulder. Boulder swivels and wiggles, then goes up and hup to SAVAGE FLOP as Taven moves! Bronson tags back in, Bennett tags, too. SUPERKICK and fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER into JUST THE TIP of the knee! The Kingdom shouts #NeckStrong, and then Taven FLIES out onto Boulder! Bennett hauls Bronson up, Taven is on the corner, NECK CHECK PILEDRIVER!! Cover, The Kingdom wins!
Winners: The Kingdom, by pinfall
And then Roddy STRONG KNEES Jacked Jameson! He flounders back out of the ring and The Kingdom helps him get in the wheelchair. The Kingdom rolls out, will they be proven right on all fronts?
Backstage interview with Ethan Page.
Lexi Nair is with All Ego, who has requested this time. Ethan says that ever since losing out on the AEW World Championship to MJF, in his home country of Canada, Ethan has had to regroup and refocus. He’s gotten into the best physical shape of his life, he has been in ROH building up win after win. And so, here Ethan is to make a challenge and check off a bucket list thing. AEW is going back to Canada, and Ethan wants to be THE biggest name in Canadian wrestling. So therefore, to be the King of Canada, he needs his crown. That crown is currently on someone else’s head.
So in Montreal, 1v1, we find out who the best Canadian wrestler truly is, as Ethan calls out KENNY OMEGA! Will The Cleaner give All Ego that opportunity?
AEW hears from Willow Nightingale and Mercedes Martinez.
The Babe with the Power tells Mercedes, “our history goes further back than you probably even realize. I’ve been such a fan, and I’ve admired you so much.” The OG Badass says the first time they met, Willow “was this night little pretty Willow.” Willow says she is constantly disappointed in Mercedes’ behavior as of late, and in herself because she hasn’t been able to beat Mercedes. Mercedes asks how many times must Willow dance her way into Mercedes’ business? Isn’t Willow tired of being everyone’s hero? Next time they meet, Willow will need to be saved. Because Mercedes will dance and stomp all over her.
Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal!
Brody took the lead in the Blue League, and Julia has called out her next target. Will the Dark Father and Aussie Juggernaut make sure that the House Always Wins? Or will the Fallen Angel & Zen Assassin finally stake a claim in the AEW Tag Division?
The teams sort out, Buddy starts against Sydal, and the two circle. They knuckle lock, Buddy trips and covers, ONE as Sydal gets an arm up! Buddy pushes it down, ONE as the other arm comes up. Buddy pushes that down, TWO as Sydal bridges up. Buddy jumps but Sydal stops that to then go up and over for a sunset flip, only for Buddy to stand back up! Buddy TOSSES Sydal to a corner, but Sydal slips out to the apron to bump Buddy off buckles. Sydal climbs, CROSSBODIES, but Buddy rolls through! Buddy pops Sydal up to a fireman’s carry, but Sydal slips free. Sydal KICKS, KICKS, but Buddy ELBOWS him down!
Buddy drags Sydal up, whips, but Sydal wrenches, ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls, but Buddy stops the DDT! Buddy suplexes but Sydal throws knees! Sydal waistlocks. Buddy switches and back suplexes, but Sydal lands on his feet! Sydal shoves Buddy to the corner, but Buddy pie faces Daniels! Sydal ROUNDHOUSES Buddy, tags Daniels, but Buddy fights them both off! Sydal RAMS Buddy, Daniels GAMANGIRIS! Feed to a ROUNDHOUSE then the STO! STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Daniels drags Buddy up, CHOPS, and whips. Buddy blocks, boots, then tags Malakai. Fans fire up as Malakai and Daniels stare down.
The two rush in, Daniels gets around to shove, then CALF KICK! Malakai goes to a corner, Daniels runs in and blocks a boot, but not the other BOOT! Malakai wrenches, tag to Buddy, but Daniels avoids the double stomp to CHOP and CHOP! Daniels whips, Buddy reverses and sends him into Malakai’s BOOT! Buddy TOSSES Daniels out, Malakai goes up and out to ASAI MOONSAULT! Buddy BLASTS Sydal for good measure, and then sits with Malakai as Collision goes picture in picture.
Daniels crawls his way back to the ring, drags himself in, and Buddy looms over him. Buddy drags Daniels up to ROCK him! Tag to Malakai, the House mugs Daniels, and then Malakai whips Daniels to ropes. BIG elbow! Malakai drags Daniels into an armlock but Daniels endures. Sydal coaches Daniels, rallies the fans, and Daniels fights up. Malakai wrenches to step over and have a COBRA TWIST! Daniels endures the stretch, so Malakai CLUBS him on the neck. Malakai UPPERCUTS Daniels, tags Buddy, and the House mugs Daniels again. Buddy pushes Daniels around, CLUBS him, then snapmares for a KICK! Cover, TWO!
Buddy keeps on Daniels with a chinlock and he grinds Daniels down. Daniels endures, Sydal coaches him and the fans rally up. Daniels fights up, reaches out, and throws body shots. Daniels RAMS buddy into a corner, but Buddy holds on! Daniels RAMS Buddy in again, but Buddy still holds on! Daniels tries again but Buddy sends Daniels into buckles! But Daniels BOOTS back! Daniels leaps, FLYING COMPLETE SHOT! Collision returns to single picture and both men crawl. Buddy grabs a leg, but Daniels boots him away! Malakai tags in, hot tag to Sydal! Sydal DROPKICKS Malakai, dodges to UPPERCUT Buddy, then tilt-o-whirl RANAS Malakai!
Fans fire up as Sydal KICKS and KICKS, but Malakai blocks one! Sydal ducks the jump knee to dragon sleeper, SLICE LEG DROP! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives but Sydal calls to Daniels. Sydal goes to the corner, climbs up, but Malakai CLUBS him first! Malakai climbs up after Sydal but Daniels sneaks a tag! Daniels CLUBS Malakai, gets under, but Malakai backflips out of the bomb! Malakai ROCKS Daniels, but Daniels ducks Black Mass! Only for Buddy to METEORA! But so does Sydal to Malakai!! Fans fire up and Buddy fires off on Sydal! Kick, stomp to the foot, but Sydal avoids the knee to JUMPS OBAT!
Sydal runs, into a V-TRIGGER! Buddy runs, into a JUMP KNEE! Buddy flops out of the ring, Sydal builds speed, but Malakai trips him up and drags him out! Malakai CLUBS Sydal down, btu Daniels DIVES! Malakai is sent into the desk! Fans fire up with Daniels as he puts Malakai back in the ring. Sydal climbs, Daniels hoists Malakai up, but Buddy SHOVES Sydal down! Daniels still rolls Malakai up, TWO! Malakai sweeps the leg, Buddy runs to CURB STOMP Daniels down! Buddy sees Sydal coming and dodges, JUMP KNEE from Malakai! And BLACK MASS!! Cover, House of Black wins!
Winner: The House of Black, by pinfall
Another Collision, another sweep for the Dark Father and his family. The lights go down, but why? The House is already here. But here comes FTR! Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood storm down to the ring bathed in the magenta light! Malakai tells them that before they do anything, Malakai assumes that they’re both here because they are joining the House. Dax chuckles but Malakai says he is a family man. And we know it’s been weeks. The only people in AEW that have been here for the both of them has been The House of Black. Malakai’s done a lot of things, but not once has he told a lie.
The fans chant “HOUSE OF BLACK!” and Malakai drops the mic for FTR to take. Dax picks it up, but Buddy KNEES him down! Cash goes after Buddy but he gets mugged! Cash still throws hands, but Buddy CURB STOMPS him down! Buddy then drags Dax up, and he makes Dax watch as Malakai sets Cash up! BLACK MASS!! Dax is seething but he can’t get free of Buddy’s chinbar, and Malakai says see! Not one single person has come to help them! And was Malakai right or what? No one is coming to help. Dax flips Malakai off, so he gets BLACK MASS!! Is this going to be the end for FTR in AEW once and for all?
Backstage interview with Toni Storm.
Renee Paquette is with “Timeless Toni,” bringing up last week as Storm accepting the AEW Women’s World Championship, and Storm says yes, she knows, she has no time for these prepared questions. And where is “that man who usually does my interviews? He has so much more poise.” And she isn’t even finished doing her hair because they were too busy with some blonde floosy! And yes, Storm did accept her championship last week, Renee was a dear for presenting that. But Storm was unceremoniously interrupted by Skye Blue!
Storm tells Skye that if she had any advice at all, it’d be to walk backwards! The only time anyone has anything nice to say about Skye, it’s in reference to her bottom! Is Storm supposed to be worried because Skye’s all spooky now? With that little thing on her head? Storm used to wear hats and be spooky. BOO. See? Not that hard. Interrupt her, fine. She can be first to challenge for “this little huckleberry right here.” But until then, chin up, chest out, and oh… she’s bare foot. Sorry. She takes RENEE’S shoe to throw around! Toni is timeless, but will the Storm strike down Chicago Skye?
Skye Blue speaks.
Well first, she sighs. “Toni, I have met you through every single one of your phases, but this little midlife crisis your going through is the most pathetic I have seen thus far. But you haven’t met this Skye Blue. So bring your little butler, bring your little blond bimbo, and whatever 1940s black ‘n’ white crap you got up that robe, because none of it is going to stop me from taking that championship from you. So I’m gonna have my chin up, my chest out, and I’m gonna shove your shoe right up your ass.” Strong words from a fired up challenger, will she be the new leading lady of AEW?
Christian Cage speaks.
Captain Charisma says, “I don’t think it’s any secret to anybody how far back my relationship with Adam Copeland goes. I think I more or less tolerated Adam. He was a hanger-on, he wanted to be like me, which is why he’s always tried to steal my spotlight wherever we’ve gone.” And that held Christian back. Edge got what he never got. He was pushed all the way to the bottom when they broke up as a tag team. But Christian willed himself to the top. he is here to be the best, anyone else is expendable. And Edge wants to take away everything Christian’s built up the last three years? Christian has nothing to prove to himself, but Edge has everything to prove to Christian.
This time, Christian is what everyone talks about. Whether it’s Dynamite, Rampage or Collision, Christian nis on the tip of everyone’s tongue. He is the Face of TNT, the Face of AEW, then, now and forever! Christian has always been better than Edge, and in Montreal, everyone will finally know. But will “The Patriarch” be the one in for a shock when things get Rated R on Wednesday?
El Hijo Del Vikingo VS Kip Sabian!
The AAA Mega Champion is coming off a big trios win last night on Rampage, but Mr. Superbad just thinks of him as the most overrated wrestler on the AEW roster. Will Kip put his money where his mouth is? Or will he be on the losing end of this Collision?
The bell rings, the two circle, and they feel things out. They tie up, Kip cording holds but Vikingo whips. Kip arm-drags and holds on, but Vikingo goes up and over! Kip just changes up cording holds, arm-drags, but then Vikingo pushes him. Kip arm-drags again and keeps the hold, wagging his finger. Then Kip CHOPS, Vikingo CHOPS back! Vikingo throws knees, goes up and out to HOTSHOT Kip! Then Vikingo springboards, but Kip slides out., Vikingo keeps moving, but he fakes Kip out! Fans fire up, Kip runs in but Vikingo dodges to HEEL KCIK! Kip goes to a corner, Vikingo whips but Kip reverses.
Viking slips out to the apron, Kip hits buckles, then Vikingo GAMANGIRIS! Vikingo goes up and around and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Things keep moving, Vikingo CORKSCREW RANAS Kip out! Then Vikingo DIVES into a GAMANGIRI! Kip intercepts Vikingo and talks some trash. Then Kip ARABIAN PRESSES to take Vikingo down! Fans fire up and Collision goes picture in picture.
Kip drags Vikingo up, puts him in the ring, then drags him up to ROCK him with a forearm. Kip bumps Vikingo off buckles, then whips corner to corner hard! Vikingo falls back, Kip flexes, and Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Kip drags Vikingo into a mounted armlock, but Vikingo endures. Kip BITES Vikingo’s hand! The ref misses that, but Vikingo fights to the ROPEBREAK! Kip lets go, then stands Vikingo up to ELBOW him to the corner. Kip stomps Vikingo again and again, then sits him down. Kip backs up to then run in again, CANNONBALL! Kip drags Vikingo to a cover, TWO! Vikingo is hanging in there but Kip keeps cool as Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Kip ROCKS Vikingo with forearm after forearm. Fans boo, Kip whips, but Vikingo rebounds, gets under, and DREAMCAST KICKS! Kip flops against ropes and fans rally with Vikingo. Vikingo runs in at the corner, but stops as Kip moves. Kip returns, into a scoop and torture rack! Argentine Flip KNEE STRIKE! Like an inverted GTS! Kip falls, Vikingo drags him to a drop zone and goes up the ropes from the outside. INSIDE-OUT PHOENIX SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Kip survives and he manages to smile about it. Vikingo drags Kip back to another drop zone, but Kip goes after Vikingo as he climbs!
Kip climbs up after Vikingo, fans fire up and Vikingo throws body shots. Vikingo HEADBUTTS, Kip flops to the apron. But then Kip springboards u to SUPER STEINER! Kip hurries to scoop, FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Kip is stunned as Vikingo survives! Kip drags Vikingo up again, waistlocks, then torture racks. DEATHLY- NO, Vikngo flips free, dodges and SUPERMAN PUNCHES! Vikingo goes up as Kip bails out, to tightrope walk TORNILLO!!! Direct hit and the fans lose their minds! Vikingo puts Kip back in, runs corner to corner, METEORA! And then Vikingo goes right up, for the 630 SENTON!!! Cover, Vikingo wins!!
Winner: El Hijo Del Vikingo, by pinfall
The AAA Mega Champion cools off Kip’s hot take, because no one who can do what Vikingo did in this match is “overrated!” But Vikingo does show Kip a sign of respect by offering a handshake. The fans cheer to shake hands, but Kip says no! Will Kip ever get over himself? Will Vikingo earn even more gold in the New Year?
Backstage interview with Keith Lee.
Lexi is with the Limitless One, and says last time, he mentioned “him.” Just who is “him?” But then in walks Shane Taylor, because he knows who “him” is! Because Keith ain’t dumb enough to look past Shane. But last year’s match didn’t solve anything, so this year, they give the people the fight they really wanna see. Keith VS Shane, 1v1, Final Battle, so Shane can beat Keith’s ass in front of the entire world! Keith thinks on that a moment. Challenge accepted. And see #TAIGASTYLE later, too. Then in two weeks, in Garland, Texas, will that truly be the Pretty Boy Killers’ Final Battle?
Backstage interview with CJ Perry.
Lexi and CJ are outside Andrade’s office, and notes that Andrade’s first win was impressive. UH OH, here comes Miro! Miro says move, CJ says no! Miro can’t go in there! She knows he thinks things will go poorly, but when Miro chose his god over her, she has to prove herself. By Andrade winning, it will help CJ. So if Miro wants to go in there, fine, he’s a grown man. But if there is any love left for CJ, do not do this. Do not lay a hand on her client. Please? Miro says if His God was still with him, he would be in this tournament and have ripped Andrade’s spine out already! Miro then caresses CJ’s face, and says he won’t touch her client. She has his word.
Miro storms off, but what will The Redeemer do to prove himself worthy of gold in the background of the Continental Classic?
AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Bryan Danielson VS Eddie Kingston!
The American Dragon was the first entrant named to this tournament, but could not compete in it until now. And he doesn’t think The Mad King is ready if one loss takes away all the confidence he had going into this. Will Bryan just pour fuel on that fire? Or will Eddie be the one to earn his first points tonight?
The bell rings and we’re on the clock. The fans fire up as Bryan and Eddie stare down. They slowly circle and approach. They feel things out, knuckle lock, but then Eddie tests things with a kick. Bryan stays back, they reset, and Eddie guards a kick. Bryan keeps trying but Eddie pushes back. Bryan uses ropes as a defense and the fans boo. Bryan smirks as he and Eddie reset, and they test the waters again. Bryan gives kicks, Eddie walks it off, and they feel things out again. Eddie fires off hands, clinches Bryan on the ropes, and the ref counts. Eddie puts Bryan in a corner, the ref counts but Bryan turns things around.
Bryan lets off slowly, but then CHOPS! Eddie just snarls while fans “WOO~!” Eddie storms up on Bryan, they feel things out, and Eddie tries some kicks now. Bryan also kicks, neither man lands a strong shot yet. They end up in a corner, Bryan turns things around on Eddie, then he CHOPS! Eddie CHOPS Bryan down! Fans fire up as Eddie stares Bryan down again. Bryan stands, he and Eddie feel things out again, and fans are behind Eddie more than they are Bryan. The two grapple, Eddie rolls but Bryan facelocks. They go to ropes, the ref counts, and Eddie fights up. The ref gets in between but Bryan KICKS Eddie!
Bryan fires off fast hands but then so does Eddie! Bryan kicks, but then Eddie kicks the bad arm! Bryan falls back, Eddie storms up but Bryan trips Eddie! Eddie goes for knuckle locks but Eddie’s leg guard keeps him back. Bryan KICKS a leg, KICKS again, then KICKS again! Bryan KICKS Eddie in the back! Bryan sits Eddie up to CHOP! Eddie eggs him on! Bryan CHOPS again, but Eddie brings the straps down! Bryan CHOPS again! Eddie is stinging but he grits his teeth. Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And then snapmares to cover, ONE!! Bryan keeps on Eddie with a motorcycle stretch but Eddie endures.
Fans rally, Eddie fights up, but Bryan digs his forehead into Eddie’s shoulder blades. Eddie still turns things around to have Bryan in the stretch! Bryan endures, powers up, and waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Eddie stands up but then falls back over! Eddie goes to the apron, shakes out the stars, but Bryan runs in to BOOT him! Eddie holds onto ropes! Bryan runs up again to BOOT! Eddie still holds on, and he CHOPS! And CHOPS! Eddie swings, Bryan ducks to dropkick the legs out! Bryan then builds speed to slide, but Eddie avoids him! SAIDO to the floor! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Collision goes picture in picture!
The ref checks both men, and both men are somehow still in this. Eddie shakes out his arms as he sits up, and he drags Bryan up. Eddie CHOPS Bryan, then follows him around the way. Eddie CHOPS Bryan against railing! Eddie puts Bryan in the ring, stalks him, but Bryan bails out the other side. Eddie pursues, and CHOPS! And HEADBUTTS! Bryan staggers away, Eddie follows, and Eddie CHOPS Bryan against commentary! And again! And again! Bryan flounders, Eddie puts him in the ring, and Eddie storms up in the corner. Eddie stands Bryan up to MACHINE GUN CHOP! Bryan sits down, Eddie CHOPS him again!
Eddie digs his boots in, the ref counts, but Eddie lets off. Eddie drags Bryan up, and puts him up top for another CHOP! Eddie then climbs up after Bryan, brings him up, but Bryan resists the suplex! Bryan throws body shots, then he HEADBUTTS Eddie down! Eddie comes back to CHOP! Eddie CHOPS again, and Collision returns to single picture. Eddie CHOPS one more time, climbs up after Bryan, but Bryan again resists the suplex! Fans fire up as Bryan throws down elbows again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan HEADBUTTS again and Eddie staggers away. Bryan adjusts, MISSILE DROPKICKS, and down goes Eddie!
Eddie flounders to a corner and the fans rally up. Bryan huffs and puffs and rises up. Eddie also stands, he CHOPS Bryan! Bryan throws body shots! Eddie CHOPS! Bryan fires body shots! CHOP! Bryan KICKS and KICKS, but Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! EXPLO- TAKEDOWN! Bryan has an arm, then grabs at the crossface! Eddie resists, fights around, but Bryan still gets the LEBELL LOCK!! Fans rally for Eddie as he endures, fights around, and reaches out! Bryan rolls Eddie back, and has the LEBELL LOCK again! Eddie fights around, pushes Bryan down and he fires down forearms as fans fire up!
Bryan CHOPS and SLAPS from below! Eddie SLAPOS and CHOPS in return! And then some more! They go shot for shot, and then Eddie rains down more forearms! Eddie hauls Bryan up, half nelsons, but Bryan arm-drags free! Bryan runs in, but Eddie dodges the knee to SAIDO!! Bryan stands, into the URAKEN!! Eddie falls on the cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up! Eddie stands, drags Bryan up, and suplexes, NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and fans fire up again! Both men are down, a standing count climbs, and Eddie sits up first. The count is 5 of 10, Eddie stands up!
Eddie storms up on Bryan, drags him up and reels him in, but Bryan resists the lift! So Eddie fires KNEES to that bad eye! Eddie reels Bryan back in, but Bryan back drops free! Bryan aims, BUZZSAW! Bryan huffs and puffs and the fans fire up! Eddie sits up in a daze, Bryan aims again, to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! “YES! YES! YES!” Eddie stays up, so Bryan runs to- NO, Eddie blocks the kick to CHOP! And CHOP! Fans fire up as Eddie CHOPS again! Bryan grits his teeth, fires up, and Eddie CHOPS! Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! But Eddie glares at Bryan, ducks the roundhouse and ENZIGURIS!
Eddie HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEXES, then runs up to URA- NO, Bryan blocks! Clinch, FISHERMAN BACK SUPLEX! “This is Awesome!” as both men are down again! Eddie and Bryan slowly stir, and then slowly rise. Bryan aims again, to KICK! Eddie shoves Bryan, so Bryan KICKS again! Eddie CLUBS Bryan, Bryan KICKS, KICKS and KICKS! We get the five minute warning as Eddie throws hands! Bryan has the leg again, BRIDGING BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Eddie escapes but Bryan says time to kick his head in!! DRAGON STOMPS!! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan runs out of gas but somehow Eddie is still in this!
Bryan and Eddie crawl to each other, Eddie FLIPS BRYAN OFF! “This is Awesome!” as Eddie rises. Bryan aims from a corner, BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Cover, BRYAN WINS!!
Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Eddie earns 0)
THIS is the fight Bryan wanted from Eddie! But in the end, Bryan is the one to win the fight! Will Bryan keep on going through his next four fights? Eddie is technically still ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Champion, but with an 0-2 start, has he all but lost them both?
A great Collision, with awesome Continental Classic matches, but also matches they kayfabe’d as “standby” to try and kayfabe the tournament matches not going closer to their 20 minute time limits. A weird move to me but it’s not like we haven’t seen such a move by American televised pro-wrestling before. And surprisingly great stuff out of Vikingo VS Kip, but that was partly the point. Kip calls Vikingo overrated, then gets beat by Vikingo to show how legit Vikingo is, and there could even be a rivalry in the making or something. Kip still has Butcher & Blade to call on, that trio could take on Vikingo, Komander & Penta at some point.
Good match from Abadon and Kiera, with a really good win for Abadon. Julia showing up to basically call Abadon out was an interesting move but I also like it. Different kinds of spooky wrestlers are going to collide, this will be a good program for them both. And very good promos from both Storm and Skye to hype up their title match this Wednesday. Renee definitely looked like she was struggling to not break during Storm’s part, that’s how good Storm is. And I would think Storm retains because she’ll have Luther and Mariah May ringside. And good promo from Willow and Mercedes to set up their match, that’ll be really good stuff.
Good promo from Willie Mack to call out Wardlow but I would think Wardlow beats him to continue his dominance. Good promo from Christian to add some final hype onto the TNT Championship match. And good promo from Ethan Page to not just plug his time in ROH, but also to call out Kenny Omega. Ethan VS Omega is going to be really good, but that probably ends up being Omega’s win to build momentum going into the next round against Don Callis Family. But it also just makes me think Tony Khan still doesn’t get how ROH is supposed to matter. Ethan is in the middle of stuff with Tony Nese and he’s dividing his attention by wanting to be King of Canadian Wrestlers? What?
But thankfully, we did get a promo from Keith Lee and Shane Taylor to finally set up that match. And I do appreciate that it will be part of Final Battle since that’s where this feud started. Anything to make up for poor ticket sales and no ROH World Championship. Or even tag team championship at this point, right? The Kingdom called out MJF but MJF hasn’t taken the time to respond, he has The Devil of AEW to worry about. Good promo from Joe with Roddy & The Kingdom before The Kingdom beat The Iron Savages. Roddy was extra dramatic in his floundering out of the ring this time, can’t wait to see whether he and The Kingdom are still in on the whole Devil goon squad stuff.
Very good tag match from House of Black VS Daniels & Sydal but of course the House won. And good promo with FTR that then turned into a beatdown. That tag match is definitely going to be big for like Winter is Coming. And then, the Continental Classic. Great opening match from Claudio VS Brody, with a great win for Brody to lead the way in this block. And just as I expected, while we got awesome showings in the other matches, Garcia and Eddie each lost to Andrade and Bryan. Good promo for Miro wanting after Andrade but showing mercy for CJ’s sake. That feud probably waits until after the tournament, assuming Andrade isn’t a finalist. Worlds End would be a good PPV for Miro VS Andrade to happen as part of this ongoing story.
I also appreciated Eddie saying he doesn’t want to do cold open promos when he has a big match to get ready for. Doing coverage like I do, I don’t want to fall behind on the broadcast already trying to keep up with what people are saying at the very start like that. Even Claudio did a short promo because he also just wants to have his match, so they really should just have the matches and save promos for later in the night.
My Score: 8.8/10
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.
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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
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