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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (4/5/23)

It’s MJF Day!



AEW Coverage Lasers

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.


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?

My Thoughts:

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

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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (9/29/23)

Eddie Kingston is on a Rampage!



Will the Mad King regret this gamble?

Before putting both belts on the line against Katsuyori Shibata at AEW WrestleDream, Eddie Kingston defends his NJPW Strong title against Rocky Romero! Will plans have to change all thanks to Azucar?


  • AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Hardy Party; The Acclaimed & Billy win and retain the titles.
  • NJPW Strong Openweight Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Rocky Romero; Eddie wins and retains the title.
  • The Righteous VS Caleb Crush & Gunnar; The Righteous win.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship #1 Contender’s match: Ruby Soho VS Hikaru Shida; Shida wins and will challenge Saraya for the title on Title Tuesday, October 10th.


AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Hardy Party!

The open challenge was put forth, and it was answered very quickly! Will Matt, Jeff & Brother Zay DELETE the Scissor World Tour? Or will Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass keep the party going?

But of course, Platinum Max has a diss track! “Acclaimed on the mic, ’bout to leave these dudes up in smoke! Y’know we comin’ like the Colorado Buffalos! Matt, I don’t want any heat! I don’t need your crazy ass wife sendin’ me tweets! It’s the one guy in Private Party! Nowadays, he gets tag teamed by the Hardys! Jeff, I’m a leave you black in both eyes! You gonna need these sunglasses like Coach Prime.” Bowens takes the mic to say “COLORADOOOO~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor Me, Daddy Ass~!” And he does! The belts are raised, and we see who survives WrestleDream weekend!

The trios sort out and Bowens starts against Kassidy. They shake hands, tie up, and Bowens waistlocks. Kassidy drop toeholds, facelocks but Bowens slips free to wrench. Kassidy rolls, handsprings, wrenches and hammerlocks to a headlock. Bowens powers out to headlock but Kassidy powers out, only for Bowens to run him over! Bowens self-scissors, then things speed up. Kassidy hurdles, Bowens shoves then follows but Kassidy arm-drags! Bowens arm-drags! Bowens blocks Kassidy’s arm-drag to whip, but Kassidy wheelbarrows and arm-drags! Bowens stands, into a RANA! Kassidy then pounds the mat and fans fire up.

Bowens kicks but Kassidy blocks to spin him. Kassidy kicks but Bowens blocks to flip him! Bowens then kicks, kicks and KOTARO KRUSHER! Fans fire up, “EVERYONE Loves The Acclaimed!” Bowens drags Kassidy up, tags in Caster, and they double whip. Kassidy holds ropes, TOSSES Bowens then BOOTS Caster! Tag to Matt and Matt BOOTS Caster! Kassidy hits a NECKBREAKER, Jeff tags in to go up, for the SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Jeff snapmares Caster to then NECK SNAPPER! Fans fire up with Jeff and he waits on Caster to stand. Kick but no Twist as Caster slips free! Jeff ducks the backhand to SPIN KICK!

Jeff CLUBS Caster, Caster scrambles away, tags to Billy and Matt! Fans fire up as Matt says “DELETE! DELETE!” Billy says “SUCK IT!” “DELETE!” “SUCK IT!” “DELETE!” “SUCK IT!” And repeat! Then Billy headlocks! Matt throws body shots, powers out, but Billy runs Matt over! Billy flexes and does a dance, and then he runs in. Matt ELBOWS Billy, BOOTS him, then bumps him off buckles! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Billy gets all three layers, and Matt tags Jeff. Jeff tags Kassidy, and the Hardys set up fort he classic POETRY IN MOTION! Then Kassidy adds PARTY IN MOTION! But The Acclaimed CLOBBER Kassidy & The Hardys!

Fans fire up as Caster has Kassidy up to scoop and SLAM! Billy helps get the legs, and Bowens goes up to SCISSOR ME TIMBERS! Kassidy squeals before impact! Cover, TWO! Kassidy survives but The Acclaimed have control as Rampage goes picture in picture.

Billy brings Kassidy up, bumps him off buckles, and he hears the fans singing. Billy ROCKS Kassidy with a right, apologizes to the ref, then tags to Bowens. Bowens drags Kassidy up to ROCK him with haymaker after haymaker! Bowens then brings Kassidy up to tag in Caster. They double suplex Kassidy, Caster covers, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Caster keeps Kassidy down with a chinlock while fans rally up. Kassidy fights to his feet, throws body shots, and he fires forearms as Rampage returns to single picture. Kassidy runs but Caster CLOBBERS him! Tag to Billy and they mug Kassidy.

Billy brings Kassidy to an open corner, stomps and ROCKS him on repeat, then lets off to smirk at the Hardys. He dares them to do something, but Matt tells Billy to suck it! So Billy DECKS Matt! Billy runs corner to corner but Kassidy dodges! The splash hits buckles and Billy falls back! Fans rally up as both men crawl, but Billy gets Kassidy’s leg! Kassidy stands up to ENZIGURI! Hot tag to Jeff! Jeff rallies on Billy, on Bowens, and on Caster! Fans fire up and Jeff clotheslines Billy up and out! Jeff CLOBBS Bowens, then catches him for a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Leg hook cradle! Cover, Caster breaks it!

Caster helps Bowens up, then runs in, but Jeff ELBOWS caster and ROCKS Bowens! Jeff goes up, WHISPER IN THE WIND! Jeff gets both Caster and Bowens but everyone is down! Billy returns, kicks low, says ‘SUCK IT!” and runs, but Jeff dodges! Matt kicks Billy for a TWIST OF FATE! Jeff hurries up top, fans fire up, SWANTON BOMB! Cover, Bowens breaks it in time! Matt CLUBS Bowens, Bowens hits back, and Bowens calls to Caster. They whip Matt to a corner, forearm then ELBOW then forearm again! And a feed to the POWERSLAM! ROLLING ELBOW for Jeff! The Acclaimed regroup, and Billy crawls to the corner.

Fans fire up as Billy drags Jeff over. Jeff gets loose, hot tags to Kassidy and Bowens! Kassidy dodges Bowens to DROPKICK Caster! “This is Awesome!” as Kassidy BOOTS Bowens! Kassidy goes up, leaps, FLYING FLATLINER! Billy stands, runs in, but Kassidy dumps him out! Kassidy slingshots out then QUEBRADAS to take Billy down! Kassidy mocks the scissoring, then tells Bowens to get up. Kassidy springboards in, but Bowens dodges and Caster BACKHANDS Kassidy! Then Bowens BACKHANDS Kassidy! Bowens fires off the Five Tool Strike Fest! Caster hoists Kassidy up and Bowens helps, to give Kassidy the PLATINUM BOMB! Cover, The Acclaimed win!

Winners: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn, by pinfall (still AEW World Trios Championships)

A huge win for the champions, and the Scissor World Tour continues! In fact, it is heading to Seattle for WrestleDream’s Zero Hour! TMDK’s Shane Haste, Mikey Nicholls & Bad Dude Tito are waiting, will they show The Acclaimed that The Mighty Don’t Kneel?


Eddie Kingston speaks.

“Well folks, tonight, it’s me and Big Rock, Rocky Romero, for the NJPW Strong Openweight Championship. Rock, I got nothing but respect for you, dawg, so it’s gonna be an honor and a pleasure to defend this against you. You’re the man that got me into the G1. You’re the man that got me-” Wait, Team Triple J is interrupting. Jay Lethal says that if we’re talking honor and respect, Eddie is standing here with two titles on his shoulders, and that is worth respecting. But Lethal can’t get behind how Eddie is the ROH World Champion. Lethal dedicated his life to that title! His blood, sweat, tears, all to honor a tradition that meant that every person to hold that title would be a pure athlete!

And Eddie, you are no pure athlete! Now as for this NJPW Strong Openweight title, Lethal doesn’t care if Eddie wins it or loses it here tonight. He really doesn’t. But he just cares that Eddie is unfit to be ROH World Champion! Eddie says okay, he’s got Lethal. But excuse his back, he’s gotta go beat up Romero. The Mad King leaves, but will he still have both crowns going into WrestleDream?


AEW shares an interview from after last week’s Collision.

Lexi Nair was with Andrade El Idolo after he was bandaged up from the beating Bullet Club Gold gave him. He almost won, but Juice Robinson interfered. What was that about? Andrade says everyone saw that Andrade had White beat. But the question for Juice is… “Do you have a problem with me? With Andrade El Idolo? Lemme tell you something. See you Saturday in Seattle!” Andrade wants his revenge on Rock Hard, will he get it on WrestleDream Eve?


NJPW Strong Openweight Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Rocky Romero!

The Mad King beat Kenta at NJPW Independence Day back in July to have his first singles title under the NJPW banner. And now he defends it against Azucar as a favor for getting him in the door. Will Rocky repay this favor by taking this title from Eddie? Or will Eddie still head to Seattle as a double champion?

The introductions are made, the NJPW belt is raised, and we see who is truly NJPW Strong!

The bell rings and fans rally up for “EDDIE! EDDIE!” The two circle, Rocky tests things with a kick but Eddie stays back. They feel things out, tie up, and are in a deadlock. Eddie waistlocks, Rocky wrenches, wristlocks, but Eddie clinches. Fans rally, Rocky keeps on the wristlock but Eddie powers through to wrench and wristlock back. Rocky rolls, breaks free and DROPKICKS! Fans are torn as Rocky swaggers, but he and Eddie reset. They feel things out, knuckle lock, and Rocky knees low. Rocky headlocks, grinds the hold, but Eddie powers up and out. They RAM shoulders, but Eddie stays up with a smirk.

Fans fire up as Rocky smirks back, but then pie faces Eddie! Rocky runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, and RANAS! Eddie bails out, Rocky builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit but Eddie stays up, so Rocky goes again! DIVE and Eddie drops to his knees! Rocky keeps going, and he DIVES for the hattrick, only for Eddie to catch him! Stalling suplex, to the floor! Fans rally behind Eddie while Rampage goes picture in picture.

Eddie stands, stretches out his back, and then he gets Rocky up and into the ring. Cover, TWO! Eddie keeps cool, and also chooses not to rain down fists, instead clamping on a chinlock. Rocky endures as Eddie grinds him down, and fans rally up. Eddie cranks the headlock but Rocky refuses to give up. Rocky fights up, throws elbows, but Eddie knees him low! Eddie whips to knee low again, then whips for another knee! Eddie whips but Rocky rolls him up, TWO! Rocky BUZZSAWS Eddie, then TORNADO DDTS! Both men are down and a standing count begins. Rocky stirs at 3, crawls over, and he brings Eddie up.

Eddie pushes Rocky, runs, but into an IRON OCTOPUS! Eddie endures, pries at the hold, and pops free, only for Rocky to wrangle him with a ghost pin! TWO, and Eddie goes to ropes. Rocky storms up, KICKS Eddie in the back, but Eddie just grimaces. Eddie eggs Rocky on so Rocky KICKS him again! Eddie growls and eggs Rocky on more as Rampage goes picture in picture.

Rampage returns and Eddie suplexes, but Rocky knees free! Rocky knees low, Eddie rebounds, but into a JUMP KNEE! Eddie goes to ropes, Rocky storms over and brings him up through the ropes, to KICK! Eddie eggs Rocky on even though he’s stuck, so Rocky SLAPS Eddie! Eddie SLAPS Rocky! Rocky SOBATS! Then Rocky goes up a corner to MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Eddie is still in this and Rocky argues the count but the ref says it was fair. Rocky drags Eddie up, cravats, but no Sliced Bread! Eddie runs in to clothesline in the corner! And MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Fans fire up and Eddie hoists Rocky up top!

Eddie climbs up behind Rocky, stands him up, but Rocky throws hands! Rocky CLUBS Eddie, cravats, and hits SUPER SLICED BREAD! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up as Eddie survives, and Rocky grits his teeth. Rocky pumps up and fans rally. Rocky runs in to clothesline! That’s one-ever! Two-ever! But URAKEN stops that! URAKEN again!! Eddie drags Rocky into the STRETCH PLUM!! Rocky taps, Eddie wins!!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by submission (still NJPW Strong Openweight Champion)

Azucar could not dethrone The Mad King, but he still shows Eddie respect with a handshake and hug. Eddie is still NJWP Strong, but will he have to fight even harder to survive The Wrestler, Katsuyori Shibata?

Wait! That’s Shibata’s music! Shibata is HERE! He goes into the ring and shakes hands with Eddie. These two respect each other, and that means they will give it everything they’ve got! Will Eddie still be a two belt king? Or will Shibata become a TRIPLE CROWN Champion?


Aussie Open speaks.

Mark Davis says he is so tired. So tired of hearing the “top blokes” walk around here the last year, hubris unchecked, lying to the people that they are the best in the world. Kyle Fletcher says that for the last 365 days, everything Aussie Open has done has been to get back to FTR. When FTR beat them a year ago, it broke Fletcher. Fletcher felt like a failure and felt lost. So what he wants more than anything is to make FTR feel that pain. This Sunday, Aussie Open takes the AEW World Tag Team Championships, burns down the legacy of #7StarFTR, and from the ashes, rebuild a new empire that they will stand atop of to proclaim that THEY are the best tag team in the world!

The Aussie Arrow and Dunkzilla are ready to bring down Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler, will they fulfill that WrestleDream?


The Righteous VS Caleb Crush & Gunnar!

Speaking of tag titles, Dutch & Vincent are aimed at the ROH World Tag Team Championships! However, Adam Cole will be out with injury so it’ll just be Maxwell Jacob Friedman meeting them in Seattle. Will this tune-up prove to be more than enough going into that tag title handicap match?

The teams sort out, but then Dutch just CLOBBERS Crush & Gunnar! Fans boo as Dutch says just a few more days and those titles will be theirs! Vincent rains down fists on Crush, then drags him up to UPPERCUT! Vincent bumps Crush off buckles, tags in Dutch, and the Righteous mugs Crush before the BOSS MAN SLAM! Gunnar staggers up but Dutch feeds him to Vinnie’s KNEE! Then Vinnie feeds him to a BOSS MAN SLAM! Tag to Vinnie, fans are torn as the Righteous pace around Crush. Vinnie snaps his fingers, then cravats, AUTUMN SUNSET! Cover, Righteous win!

Winners: The Righteous, by pinfall

A swift and dominant win, these are the two men coming for the tag titles! Will The Righteous purge ROH of the “false friendship” that is the brochachos? Or are even two Righteous men combined not on the level of the Devil?


Ortiz sits alone in a room.

He looks back on his career alongside Mike Santana. They were at the top of their game coming into AEW, but then it ended up going downhill. There’s even audio from Konnan touching on how Ortiz and Santana stopped talking to each other and how Konnan was saddened by that. Ortiz has the footage stop there. What will it take for him to get Santana to talk to him?


Darby Allin speaks.

After replaying what Christian Cage said just last Wednesday on Dynamite, the Relentless One reiterates that he is NOT losing in Seattle, Washington! Will Darby defend home turf against Captain Charisma?

Nick Wayne speaks.

He knows Darby has a lot to say about Christian Cage, and all of that will be part of the Countdown special. But Nick also knows Darby’s actions will speak louder than his words at WrestleDream. And although Darby told Nick not to be there ringside, Nick doesn’t really want to anyway because of what Christian & Luchasaurus are capable of. So, while they let Christian and Darby settle their business, how about Nick and Luchasaurus settle theirs? For months and months, Luchasaurus walked around here while another man held his title. And Luchasaurus followed Christian around like he was some kind of father figure.

And Nick isn’t sure what it is about Christian where he thinks he can even be such a figure to “us Lost Boys,” but Nick had a father. And he told Nick at a young age “to never leave your debts unpaid.” Nick owes Luchasaurus. At Wembley Stadium, Luchasaurus choke slammed Nick onto a skateboard and Nick never forgot it. Nick will repay Luchasaurus this Sunday during Zero Hour. And Nick will even hand Luchasaurus a receipt. Nick brings his own skateboard, will he grind it right into the Right Hand of Destruction?


BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

AEW is going to do it big for WrestleDream Eve as, with Zack Sabre Jr. on commentary, we see an 8 Man Tag! FTR teams with Bryan Danielson & Wheeler Yuta to take on Aussie Open, Ricky Starks & “Big Bill” Morrissey! Plus, Chris Jericho & Kenny Omega test their tag team chemistry against The Gates of Agony! Will The Ocho & The Cleaner survive Toa Liona & Bishop Kaun to take on the Don Callis Family? And Julia Hart gets in action to build some last minute momentum, will she be ready for Kris Statlander and their TBS Championship match set for Sunday?


Backstage interview with Zack Sabre Jr.

Renee Paquette is with The Front Man of TMDK, and says we’re just days away from WrestleDream, where ZSJ takes on The American Dragon, Bryan Danielson. ZSJ just came off a three week tour in NJPW and just got here to the States, is he worried at all about acclimating? ZSJ asks Bryan “Dragon Bullocks” Danielson, “Where are you, darling?” As Renee just said, ZSJ got off a 16 hour flight from Tokyo and is feeling fresh as a daisy. But perhaps this company’s keeping Bryan wrapped head to toe in bubble wrap, or keeps him in a giant Zorb ball. At this point, a strong gust of wind will knock Bryan over.

And is ZSJ supposed to be honored that Bryan chose him as part of the year long retirement tour? Newsflash: Bryan barely has a weekend. This Sunday isn’t just about finding out who the best technical wrestler is, no no. Bryan has retired once in Seattle, so ZSJ will make it final. Ya like that? The final retirement~! Submissions in Seattle, see you on Sunday. The NJPW World Television Champion has put Bryan on notice, but will he be able to slay the American Dragon?


AEW Women’s World Championship #1 Contender’s match: Ruby Soho VS Hikaru Shida!

While the Outcasts stand at two members, Saraya is looking forward to a friendly showdown with the Runaway in a little under two weeks! But will Ruby make sure there is No Future for the Shining Samurai? Or will Shida take down one Outcast to go after another?

The bell rings and the two circle. Fans fire up as Ruby and Shida step up, and they’re on Shida’s side. Ruby shoves, runs, and RAMS Shida, but Shida just fires up! Ruby headlocks, Shida throws body shots, and then she powers out. Shida then runs past Ruby to run Ruby over! Fans duel, Shida has the majority, and she goes to the corner. Shida climbs up but Ruby slips away before any fists can rain down! Shida is annoyed but she waits on Ruby to return. Ruby takes her time going to the apron, steps in at 6 of 10 but wants Shida to stay back. Shida gets annoyed as the ref keeps her back, but then Ruby pulls Shida’s hair to throw her down!

Ruby throws hands, puts Shida in the corner, then RAMS into her again and again! Fans boo but Ruby runs, only to miss! Shida ROCKS Ruby, then climbs up to rain down fists! Ruby gets away before three, runs back in but into a BOOT! Shida bumps Ruby off buckles, climbs up and rains down those fists! Ruby slips out at five to YANK Shida down! Ruby whips, Shida goes up and CROSSBODIES! Shida then drags Ruby up, puts her in yet another corner, and tries one more time! Shida rains down fists, and goes all the way to TEN! Fans fire up with Shida and she kicks Ruby out, to then MISSILE DROPKICK!

Fans fire up as Shida drags Ruby up, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Ruby CLUBS away on Shida to stop the lift, then shoves her to a corner. Ruby runs in, Shida dodges, but Ruby ELBOWS her! Ruby goes up to hit DEADLY NIGHTSHADE! Ruby digs Shida into the buckles, lets off as the ref counts, and then brings Shida up to snapmare. Ruby covers, TWO! Ruby throws down fists now, but lets off with a smug smirk. Ruby puts Shida on ropes to CHOKE! The ref counts, Ruby lets off, and then Ruby has Shida in the ropes to throw knees! A shoutout to Saraya, and Ruby lets off at 4. Ruby stalks Shida, looms over her, and pushes her around. Shida pushes back but Ruby eggs her on.

Shida ROCKS Ruby, then fires again! Ruby claws Shida’s face! And throws her down by her hair again! The ref reprimands, but Ruby clamps on a straitjacket stretch! Shida endures, but Ruby grinds her into the mat! Fans rally, Shida fights up, and she arm-drags free! Ruby returns to CLOBBER Shida! Cover, TWO! Ruby is annoyed but Shida grabs at Ruby’s hair! Ruby CLUBS Shida, drags her up, and stomps a hand! Shida scrambles to a corner while the ref reprimands but Ruby stomps a mudhole in. Ruby lets off as the ref counts, and Ruby storms around. Shida drags herself up, but Ruby CHOKES her on the ropes!

The ref counts while Ruby BITES Shida’s ear! Ruby lets off at 4, drags Shida up, but Shida ROCKS her! And again! And again! And again! But Ruby knees low! Ruby talks trash, whips Shida to ropes, but Shida ducks ‘n’ dodges, and DOUBLE LARIATS knock both women down! Rampage returns to single picture as the standing count climbs. Fans rally, both women are down at 5 of 10 but Shida goes to ropes. Shida snarls, she and Ruby stand at 7, and they storm up. Shida fires a forearm, Ruby gives it back! Shida throws another, so Ruby gives it back! They go back and forth, harder and harder, faster and faster!

Ruby gets the edge, but Shida ROCKS her! And ROCKS her! And ROCKS her again! Shida whips to JUMP KNEE! Shida then suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO! Shida fires up again and the fans are with her! Shida aims, KATA- NO, Ruby ducks and bails out! Fans boo but Shida goes out to pursue! Shida runs in, jumps off the steps, and DROPKICKS Ruby down! Fans fire up again and Shida stands Ruby up. Shida torture racks Ruby, then goes to the ramp!? Fans are thunderous but Ruby fights free! They throw forearms, and CHOPS! Shida CLUBS Ruby, Ruby throws body shots, but the count is climbing!

They both hear it’s 8 of 10 and start sprinting! They both slide in at 9.5!! Fans are thunderous and then Ruby swings, but Shida blocks! Ruby HEADBUTTS, blocks a kick, then KICKS back! SAIDO! Cover, TWO! Shida survives and Ruby grows frustrated. Ruby goes to a corner, and she takes Shida’s kendo stick for her own! The ref stops Ruby, takes the kendo stick, but then Ruby brings out the spray paint! Shida and the ref both block that and they’re all fighting over it! Down goes the ref!! Shida and Ruby are both stunned, but then Ruby HEADBUTTS! DESTINATION UNKNOWN! But no ref to count the cover!

Ruby is furious, she would’ve had this! But then she sees the kendo stick! Ruby grins as she wields Shida’s weapon! Fans boo, but Shida blocks the strike to kick and HEADSHOT! Then KATANA KICK!! Cover, but still no ref! Wait, here comes Aubrey! Aubrey slides in, counts the cover, TWO!! Ruby survives but Shida fires up! Shida puts Ruby in a drop zone, goes up the corner, and she METE- NO! Ruby dodges to then STO! Ruby drags herself up the corner, goes to the very top, and STAGE DIVE SENTONS onto knees! And then FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Ruby survives but Shida won’t stop there!

Shida hauls Ruby up but Ruby wrenches to NO FUTURE KICK! But Shida rebounds to KATANA!! Cover, Shida wins!!

Winner: Hikaru Shida, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the AEW Women’s World Champion)

The Shining Samurai takes down The Runaway, but wait! Here comes Saraya! #TitleTuesday is coming, will that be a good Knight for the champ? Or will Shida take this belt back to become a historic THREE-TIME champion?

My Thoughts:

A great Rampage, especially as the go-home to WrestleDream. I figured the title matches would end with the champions retaining, but we got really good stuff out of Acclaimed VS Hardy Party and Eddie VS Rocky. As for their title defenses on WrestleDream, I don’t see TMDK taking the trios titles as this will be their AEW debuts. And as I’ve said a few times already, Eddie isn’t losing both belts he worked so hard to have so soon. Plus, it feels like there’s some tension between NJPW the company and Shibata, or else Shibata would already be NJPW Strong Openweight Champion and not one of ROH’s champs.

Speaking of Eddie, good promo from him before his match with Rocky, and good interaction with Team Triple J. I wasn’t exactly expecting Jay Lethal to be Eddie’s first actual feud for the ROH World Championship, but I suppose it does make sense as Lethal was a major player in ROH. I hope these guys actually show up on ROH programming, but also, Tony Khan wants this feud to be seen so it’ll end up on AEW programming instead. Y’know, just like all these other ROH title stories outside of the AEW Women’s title.

Good squash from The Righteous, and I’m really curious as to how the tag title match goes on Sunday. There’s a lot of stuff MJF still has to do with Cole, Roddy and The Kingdom, and now this intrigue with Jay White, Bullet Club Gold and the backstage attack at the end of Dynamite. I still feel it should’ve been The Kingdom in the PPV match anyway, but it seems they were going to drag this story out even before Cole hurt his foot. Good promo from Nick Wayne to call out Luchasaurus, but I feel like Luchasaurus ends up winning that match just to make a point of Nick not being able to show up ringside for Darby.

Good promo from Andrade to call out Juice for this week’s Collision, and I’m still wondering if/when La Faccion Ingobernable helps Andrade against Bullet Club Gold. For that matter, why can’t MJF be paying LFI to beat up on White and the BCG? He’s had business dealings with Andrade & Rush before, let’s strike that up again for some continuity. Really good promo from Aussie Open ahead of their tag title match, and from ZSJ to call out Bryan. That 8 Man Tag tomorrow night is going to be good stuff, and perhaps rather telling about where the PPV matches go. The only reason I don’t see Aussie Open winning against FTR is because of that big Fatal 4 Way tag contenders match, but who knows, maybe Aussie Open wins to bring the AEW belts to NJPW events as they take on like Goto & Hashi.

And of course, a great main event from Shida and Ruby. Seems a little silly to set up Ruby as a contender, wouldn’t that just end up in a Finger Poke of Doom situation with Saraya? Which therefore meant Shida was winning. Saraya VS Shida for this Title Tuesday Dynamite is going to be good stuff, but something makes me feel like Ruby is just gonna help Saraya retain. And not to be mean to Shida, but if she’s already a two-time champ, I don’t see her becoming three-time so soon. Why not get Shida in on the TBS Championship story? Britt Baker wants to be the first to have held both titles in AEW, but Shida should want that distinction, too. Then that lets us have Britt VS Shida as we should’ve gotten by now given everything else we’ve been seeing lately.

My Score: 8.7/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (9/27/23)

Onward, to Seattle!



AEW Coverage Lasers

Dynamite begins the countdown to WrestleDream!

It’s another big week for AEW! And before Swerve Strickland returns home to Seattle, he and Hangman Page sign on the dotted line!


  • AEW International Championship: Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Jeff Jarrett w/ Triple J; Fenix wins and retains the title.
  • AEW International Championship #1 Contender’s Triple Threat: Nick Jackson VS Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Claudio Castagnoli; Nick wins and will challenge Fenix for the title next week.
  • Fatal 4 Way: Penta El Zero Miedo w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Matt Jackson VS Orange Cassidy VS Austin Gunn; Cassidy wins.
  • Julia Hart w/ Brody King VS Willow Nightingale; Julia wins.


AEW International Championship: Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Jeff Jarrett w/ Team Triple J

The Immortal Firebird burned brightest last week in his revenge match with Jon Moxley, and now HE is opening the night with an open challenge! But will the entire carnival help the Last Outlaw win this title right off Fenix? Or will Fenix refuse to be a transitional champion?

Well as soon as Team Triple J is ringside, Fenix FLIES out onto them all! Fans fire up and Fenix drags Jarrett up to fire off shots! Fenix stalks Jarrett, CLUBS him, then fires more forearms! And CHOPS! Jarrett pokes Fenix in the eye! Jarrett whips Fenix into railing! And JAMS him with a chair! No rules since this ain’t a match yet, but Fenix CHOPS in return! And CHOPS again! Fenix whips, Jarrett reverses but Fenix RANAS Jay Lethal into Satnam Singh! But Karen CLAWS Fenix’ back! Fenix grabs Karen, but Sonjay CLUBS Fenix! So Fenix SUPERKICKS Sonjay! Fenix puts Jarrett in the ring, the bell finally rings, and Fenix SMACXKS Jarrett to GAMANGIRI!

Fenix goes up and up and QUEBRADAS! Cover, TWO! Jarrett is still in this but Fenix brings him around to fireman’s carry. But the back gives up! Jarrett CLUBS Fenix down, fans rally up for Fenix but Jarrett stomps him. Jarrett brings Fenix around to CLUB him again, and then CLUBS him again! Fenix leans against ropes but Jarrett CHOKES him! Jarrett runs, Karen CHOPS Fenix, and Jarrett hits the STRADDLE ATTACK! Jarrett struts while fans boo, and then Jarrett mocks Cero Miedo, and says ‘SUCK IT!” Jarrett runs, into a SOBAT! KICK! And FOREARM! Fenix runs in to JUMP SOBAT!

Fenix pushes Jarrett down, goes up, but Satnam distracts! Fenix avoids the big haymaker, but Jarrett kicks low to DDT! Fans boo while both men are down and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Fenix crawls to ropes, Jarrett pursues, but the ref has Jarrett back off. So Karen CHOKES Fenix more! Abrahantes shouts at Triple J but Jarrett stomps Fenix. Jarrett puts Fenix in a corner, whips him corner to corner hard, and Fenix hits the mat.  Jarrett struts some more, distracts the ref, and that allows Lethal to drag Fenix out for some stomps! Sonjay gest some shots in, too! Sonjay mocks #ANIMO, and Lethal keeps Abrahantes back! Jarrett soaks up the heat from Broomfield, Colorado before he goes out after Fenix. Jarrett whips Fenix hard into railing, and Fenix tumbles into the front row!

Abrahantes checks Fenix as he drags himself up, but Triple J chases him off! Abrahantes can’t do anything when it’s 4v1! Jarrett then drags Fenix up to suplex to the floor! Fenix writhes, the ring count is climbing, but Jarrett stomps Fenix. Jarrett talks trash, drags Fenix up, and puts Fenix in before ten. Jarrett CLUBS Fenix, taunts the fans, and then paces around Fenix. Jarrett CLUBS Fenix, taunts him, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Jarrett drags Fenix up but Fenix CHOPS first! And CHOPS again! And CHOPS again! Fenix whips, Jarrett reverse but Fenix ducks ‘n’ dodges and rolls, but Jarrett trips him up!

Fenix goes to the apron and Jarrett kicks him down. Triple J rallies behind their guy but he then sicks them after Fenix. The ref stops Karen right in her tracks! Aubrey ain’t having it no more, and fans love it! Fenix gets up on the apron, RAMS into Jarrett, then RAMSA him again! Fenix RAMS into Jarrett one more time, then hobbles his way to the corner. Fenix springboards and leaps, FLYING ARM-DRAG and DOUBLE STOMP! Fans fire up as Fenix crawls to the cover, TWO! Jarrett is tougher than that but Fenix SUPERKICKS him down! Fans fire up as Fenix goes to the corner and drags himself up top!

Fenix aims, Lethal distracts, but he gets a PENALTY KICK for it! Sonjay tries now, and Jarrett LOW BLOWS! Fans boo but Jarrett cradles! TWO!! Triple J is furious but Jarrett whips. Fenix reverses, Jarrett lifts, Fenix slips out of the bomb! Jarrett kicks and wrenches, THE STROKE!!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Fenix survives and the fans are loving this! Satnam gets on the apron, Jarrett sends Fenix his way, but Fenix dropkicks the legs out! Satnam falls but Jarrett gets Fenix’s legs! FIGURE- NO, Fenix cradles now! FENIX WINS!!

Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall (still AEW International Champion)

Triple J tried all the tricks, but nothing could stop Fenix! But he only has a week to rest as we’re getting another title match next week! Will Fenix be facing Nick Jackson, Brian Cage or Claudio Castagnoli? We find out in a Triple Threat later tonight!


Adam Cole & MJF have another bro session.

Though with a bad foot, the Panama City Playboy joins Maxwell Jacob Friedman at the Long Island pierce to celebrate the win at Grand Slam. MJF sees Cole and tells him to hop onboard! Wait, MJF has a boat? Nah, this is his dad’s, but he doesn’t need to know. Uh, what? But anyway, they set sail, have some drinks and even go fishing. Cole thanks MJF for the invite. So beautiful out here. Yeah, it’s the greatest place on Earth. But uh, quick question. MJF is so glad Cole came out to help a brochacho out, and got hurt in the process, but… He was on the phone with Roddy a long time, huh?

Yeah, sorry, he was just worried about Roddy. Yeah, MJF gets it. Seems he was so worried, he couldn’t even be out there at the start of the match. Cole apologizes but Roddy is a brother to him. Yeah, yeah. MJF has Cole hold his beer so he can get some more. Cole hopes they can catch something today. Good beers, right? Yeah, delicious. MJF goes to the cooler, and brings out the Dynamite Diamond Ring?! MJF puts it on his pinkie, but Cole asks if MJF brought him out here just to hit him with the diamond ring then dump his body in the ocean, did he? What? No that is the last thing he’d ever do! MJF is secretly taking the ring off behind his back.

Cole says they do need to talk. Part of a healthy friendship his having more than one friend. It is okay and normal and healthy. Cole knows friendship is new to MJF, but MJF needs to know, Cole still cares about him. Well, look, having more than one friend is not for MJF, but… If it is normal and is Cole’s deal, then he supports that. Cole appreciates that. Plus, MJF almost got caught the last time he threw someone overboard so that’s a relief. What? Whoa, wait, we got a bite! They work together and pull it in! It’s PAUL WIGHT!? He says he was just trying to go for a swim! Paul spits out the hook and joins the boys on the boat. Paul knows they’re Better Than You, Baybay, and that’s aight.


Don Callis & Konosuke Takeshita returned to Japan.

The patriarch of the Don Callis Family and his “new son,” The Alpha, walked the streets of Tokyo as they responded to the Six Man Tag Challenge. Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi & Chris Jericho want to make a match for WrestleDream, but they’re not even in Seattle. They’re in Japan to hunt down the Golden Star! And Don knows all the favorite places of the Golden Lovers, so Kenny better have a new third man in mind for WrestleDream after they take care of business! The DCF will be live and in person after the break, will they have succeeded in their mission?


Renee Paquette is in the ring.

She says to expound upon their actions this past week, please welcome Don Callis & Konosuke Takeshita. The fans boo as dastardly Don and treacherous Takeshita make their way out during a recap package. Back in present, Renee gets to business. We all saw what happened between Sammy Guevara and Chris Jericho at Grand Slam and the days after, so is it safe to say that Sammy is DCF? And sorry, but it is hard to hear over the chorus of boos. Callis says he has something to say. “I’m so happy that Sammy Guevara is FREE of the toxic influence of Chris Jericho, that I wanted to bring him out here myself! Ladies and gentlemen, the newest member of the Don Callis Family, SAMMY GUEVARA!”

The Spanish God, the REAL Judas of AEW, struts his way out like he did last Friday on Rampage. Fans boo him like they boo Callis and he joins the family. Sammy and Callis hug, and then even Konosuke hugs Sammy. Callis says, “You wanna know about Tokyo now?” Renee says yes, we just saw their video. What was the business there? Callis reminds us that Kota Ibushi is not safe! He and The Alpha went to Tokyo with a personal camera crew that caught it all! They were at Ibushi’s dojo in Gunma, Japan, and they barged right in! Ibushi wasn’t there, so they beat up on one of his students!

Ibushi showed up, took the fight to Konosuke, but checking on his student left him open to a SLEEPER! Ibushi fought free, gave some ground ‘n’ pound, but Callis SMACKED Ibushi with his umbrella! Big mistake, Don! Ibushi stormed up on Callis, Callis ran away, but Konosuke CLOBBERED Ibushi with a kettle bell weight! Callis then came back to stomp Ibushi, and then Konosuke CHOKED Ibushi with his jacket! Callis told Omega that this is his beating heart lying on the ground! No one is safe from the Don Callis Family!! Fans boo as Callis says his family has never been stronger! With Konosuke, Will “BAH GAWD” Ospreay and Sammy Guevara going to WrestleDream!

Fans boo as Sammy now speaks. Sammy is being painted as the bad guy, when in reality, he’s the HERO! Fans boo more but Sammy says Jericho is the real villain. Fans chant “F YOU, SAMMY!” but he just tunes that out to say Jericho, for four YEARS, held Sammy back! Sammy was champion without Jericho! He headlined PPVs without Jericho! And he was great all on his own. Every time Sammy started to fly, Jericho would clip Sammy’s wings and bring him down. Sammy thought that one day, Jericho would pass him the torch. But Jericho never was going to do that, and Callis is the one who showed Sammy that Jericho is selfish!

Sammy TOOK the torch, and now looks to become the star he was born to be! Fans boo more but Callis says at WrestleDream, they take everything from Ibushi, Jericho and Omega, “until there’s nothing left but the tears!” Konosuke adds as much in Japanese, will the Don Callis Family truly destroy three of the greatest of all time?


AEW shares footage from after Collision.

Last Saturday, after losing to Bryan Danielson again, Ricky Starks & “Big Bill” Morrissey were backstage, and Starks says that he survived again! He didn’t lose, he survived, period! Bryan Danielson has not tapped him out, and he never pinned him. The rankings is still Starks above Bryan! But then Wheeler Yuta walks over. Easy, man, he comes in peace. Yeah, Starks survived. And Yuta is man enough to admit he was wrong for what he did. He put his hands on Starks when the fight was over, and Starks was just trying to show Bryan respect. Starks tells Yuta that the next time Yuta puts his hands on Starks, Starks makes sure Yuta doesn’t walk away on his own accord!

Yuta says he’s trying to be the bigger man but it seems Starks doesn’t wanna hear it, so here’s how Yuta really feels. Starks is an entitled prick, all style and no substance, and all he does is whine, complain and moan! Starks couldn’t get up after everything Bryan put him through but guess what? Yuta gets up every damn day! The Blackpool Combat Club beats his ass, puts him down, and he just gets back up because that makes him stronger. And Starks doesn’t have the balls for that! But if he disagrees, let’s find out at WrestleDream. Starks smirks and walks off. Yeah, walk away. But it is now official! Absolute VS Decoder, who proves they’re tough enough?


AEW International Championship #1 Contender’s Triple Threat: Nick Jackson VS Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Claudio Castagnoli!

WrestleDream on Sunday, and the FOURTH ANNIVERSARY of Dynamite next Wednesday, things are looking up for AEW! As such, one of these three men will challenge Rey Fenix for his title live on Dynamite next week! Who grabs themselves a golden ticket to #ANIMO?

The bell rings and Cage rushes Nick! Nick dodges but then Cage blocks the superkick to CHOP! Cage drags Nick up to trophy lift, and then TOSS him to the floor! Fans fire up as now Machine and Swiss Superman meet! First time anywhere, and the two tie up for a test of strength! They’re shoulder to shoulder, and Cage powers up to bend Claudio back! But Claudio powers up to push Cage! Cage kicks, SOBATS, and suplexes, but Claudio counters to suplex Cage! But Cage is right up! Cage suplexes, and he SLAMS Claudio! But Claudio is up, to UPPERCUT! Cage snarls, LARIATS, but Claudio stays up to UPPERCUT!

Cage LARIATS, Claudio UPPERCUTS, and UPPERCUTS, and runs at Nick. Nick RAMS into Claudio, slingshots up and over to CHOP Cage! SOBAT for Claudio! LUCHA LIBRE~ as Nick FLYING ARM-DRAG RANA COMBOS! Nick goes up and up and TOPE CONJILO! “How about that?” Nick puts Cage in, goes up and in but Cage SPLASHES first! Cage hoists Nick up but Nick slips under to kick a leg out! Cage is stuck, Claudio puts Nick on the apron but Nick GAMANGIRIS! Nick slingshots to STOMP Claudio and DRAPING BACKSTABBER Cage! Fans are thunderous with Nick but Claudio BOOTS him down! Now fans fire up with Claudio!

Dynamite goes picture in picture as Claudio stalks Nick. Claudio scoops Nick to a trophy lift of his own, to DROP Nick behind him! Claudio flexes, covers, TWO! Claudio keeps cool, looms over Nick and brings him up to ROCK with a forearm! Nick goes to a corner, Claudio fires more shots, but Nick hits back! Nick backs Claudio down with haymakers, whips him to ropes, but Claudio reverses to LARIAT! Claudio then goes out to whip Cage, only for Cage to reverse! Claudio hits railing and gets stuck in the front row! Cage goes after Nick in the ring and fires forearms. Cage RAMS into Nick in the corner, then CHOPS him!

Cage talks some trash, runs back in, but into a BOOT! Then into more BOOTS! Nick goes up but Claudio SHOVES him, into a suplex from Cage! JACKHAMMER! Cover, but Claudio stomps it apart! Claudio drags Cage up, fires a forearm, and then has him in a corner. Claudio brings Cage out but Cage puts Claudio up top! Cage ROCKS Claudio, climbs up after him, and the two fire forearms back and forth! Claudio fires a flurry, and then HEADBUTTS Cage down! Nick springboards to CROSSBODY! Then Claudio CROSSBODIES Nick! Cover, TWO!! Claudio reels Nick in, but Cage CLOBBERS Claudio first!

Cage drags Claudio up, whips but Claudio reveres to knee low, and GUT WRENCH SUPELX! Dynamite returns to single picture as Cage flounders to a corner. Fans fire up with Claudio and he runs in, but Cage moves! Cage UPPERCUTS, GAMANGIRIS, and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Nick is back and he runs up to SHINING WIZARD! GAMANGIRI! FOREARM! BULLDOG! Fans fire up as Nick goes up and out to PENALTY KICK Claudio! Then Nick RAMS into Cage, slingshots to FACEBUSTER, then he CARTWHEEL MOONSAULTS, but Claudio catches it! Only for Nick to TORNADO DDT it!!

Fans are thunderous as Nick goes up top, and Nana freaks out as Nick hits a 450 SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives and Nana is relieved. Nick stands, but Claudio drags him out to RAM him into steel steps! Claudio hurries in after Cage, and fans fire up as they wanna see it! Claudio says okay, here comes the SWING!! Cage endures as he goes around and around, and the fans count to TEN! Claudio then covers, but Nick breaks it! Nick runs at Claudio but is put on ropes! Only to body scissor throw Claudio out! Nick goes up, he leaps and CROSSBODIES, but Cage catches him! F10!! Cover, TWO!!!

Fans are thunderous while Cage is furious! Cage storms up, Claudio RAMS into him, but Cage GAMANGIRIS! Cage goes up, and he deadlifts Claudio for the SUPERPLEX!! Cover, TWO!!! Claudio barely survives and Nana is beside himself! Cage slashes his throat, he wants to end this! Cage hauls Claudio up, Alabama Lifts, but Nick SUPERKICKS! “This is Awesome!” and Claudio sunset flips, but Nick ghost pins! TWO!! Nick SUPERKICKS Cage, but Cage rebounds! DISCUS- SUPERKICK! Nick gets Cage again, but then Claudio UPPERCUTS Cage in the corner! Nick SUPERKICKS again! UPPERCUT! SUPERKICK TO CLAUDIO!

Nick runs, into a POP-UP UPPERCUT!! Cage swings but Cage blocks to DISCUS LARIAT!! Cover, TWO?!?! Cage survives, but now Claudio has the clinch! HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!! Claudio drags Cage up, reel shim in and tucks the arms, RICOLA~ BOMB!! But then Nick FLYING RANAS Claudio away! Cover on Cage, NICK WINS!!

Winner: Nick Jackson, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the AEW International Championship)

Nick snatches this one away from Cage and Claudio, and would you look at that? Fenix VS Nick one more time around! Will Nick prove he is the better younger brother? Or will Fenix make sure The Buck stops here?


The Righteous speak.

Dutch addresses, “Mr. MJF… Mr. Cole… We have one question to ask you two: Do you ache for a feeling that you fake to feel?” Vincent says, “Boys, just like everyday society, all the fake people of the world are bonded by materialistic thinks. Just like the two of you! But soon, that’s gonna change.” “Karma has no deadline, gentlemen.” “And for us, we’ve done nothing wrong. It’s easier to forgive your enemy than it is to forgive fake friends. Dig what I’m saying, man?” Will the brochachos see what they mean soon enough?


MJF & Adam Cole are here!

Broomfield fires up as the ROH World Tag Team Champions head to the ring, Cole with his foot wrapped in a cast and using crutches to get along behind the AEW World Champion. Will Cole even be able to compete this Sunday? The brochachos still get in the ring, and MJF has a chair for Cole to take a seat. And even then, they still do the “ADAM COLE BAYBAY!” together. MJF gets the mics and has the music cut. MJF hears the cheers, and he says, “Ladies and gentlemen, the Devil has arrived in Colorado!” And Cole, talk to ’em! “Who’s ready for Story Time with Adam Cole, Baybay?” Fans cheer that!

Cole says this is going to be a sad chapter. Because last week, Cole got hurt, and hurt real bad. His ankle exploded, broke in three different places, and tore ligaments. He did everything he could but now he has to get surgery. There is nothing more soul crushing than hearing this, but Cole promises us that he will do everything in his power to get back as soon as humanly possible. Fans cheer that, but Cole wants us to know, that he and MJF are the ROH World Tag Team Champions. Because they can’t defend these titles now, they must now relinquish- WHOA WHOA WHOA! MJF wants brocacho Cole to hold on there.

Fans chant “NO! NO! NO!” and MJF tells Cole, “I know you didn’t have my fine kosher ass wrestle twice in one night to win these belts, to relinquish them to those freaky deeky douchebags, the Righteous.” MJF asks Colorado if they wanna see them just relinquish these titles. “NO!” Yeah, he thought so. MJF can’t believe he’s gonna say this, but let’s keep it real. Cole wouldn’t be hurt right now if not for him. Cole doesn’t want MJF blaming himself but MJF says no, he needed help with Samoa Joe, that is true. MJF will take that. However, he also knows how much these tag titles mean to Cole.

And MJF wants to make sure when Cole comes back, which he will 110% because he’s one of the best of all time, these will be waiting for him. MJF tells The Righteous that on October 1st, The Devil of AEW slides into Seattle, and will defend these tag titles in a HANDICAP MATCH, and will WIN, because they’re Better Than You, BAYBAY! Fans love that, but wait. Here comes Roderick Strong shouting for “ADAM~! ADAM~!” Fans echo it in mocking tones, as The Kingdom wheel Roddy out on a wheelchair. Roddy tells Cole that he needs him more than ever now. This is an emergency! Fans boo as they don’t believe the timing.

MJF says hold on, everybody, listen. As much as he thinks Roddy is nothing but a simp, which the fans echo, MJF learned a lesson on that boat. Roddy is Cole’s boy. And MJF may not like it but he respects it. So Cole, you go do what you gotta do. Just know MJF will be here when he comes back. Fans cheer that and Cole stands up. Cole and MJF look each other eye to eye, and then hug! Fans cheer again, Roddy says hurry up already. Cole hops out of the ring and says he’s coming, just calm down. Fans chant, “HE’S OUR SCUMBAG!” As The Kingdom and #HotRoddy head out. MJF gets the fans to cheer Cole again before he reaches the back.

MJF says he isn’t a fan of- Bullet Club Gold?! Jay White, Juice Robinson & The Gunns strut their way out, #Cardblade included, and then White tells his boys he can handle this on his own. Juice & The Gunns return to the back, and White continues to the ring. Fans chant “TOO SWEET! WOOP WOOP!” but then come back with “M J F! M J F!” MJF starts to talk but White tells him to shut up! Fans boo the attitude but White says they can shut up, too. White says we’ve all heard MJF’s voice enough tonight, time to hear White’s sweet and exotic accent for a change. Fans boo, and MJF is perplexed.

White says don’t worry, he knows coming out with the Bang Bang Gang, 5v1, it had MJF shook. Rock Hard Robinson, Fully Cocked Colten, Austin. And Cardblade, too! But it is okay, this is one on one time to revel in the moment. MJF tells White he must be smoking some strong Colorado grass. Fans chant for “WEED! WEED! WEED!” MJF says he is gonna yank it out, watch! White, that mid mic work ain’t gonna work on MJF. When you come for the king, you best not miss, and that first shot was a little bit hairy. Almost as hairy as that pubic hair stuck on White’s chin he passes for a goatee!

Fans chant “PUBIC HAIR! PUBIC HAIR!” Another first here… But MJF says in his career, he’s been compared to a lot of people. The sentiment was always the same: “Sure, MJF is good, but he’s no blank.” And as the star rose, the names got bigger and bigger. It never bothered MJF, until he read, “Sure, MJF is good, but he’s no Jay White.” White says that’s true, though. Fans call BS. But MJF says he didn’t get why it upset him, until now, standing eye to eye with White, in front of all MJF’s beautiful poors. Fans cheer the “compliment.” MJF says it is very apparent now. The people know better than anyone that MJF is like filet mignon.

And the thing about filet is that it is a thing unto itself. You can have other things on a plate with it, but it is all about the filet. Much like when MJF is in this ring, the show is all about MJF. Because NOBODY is on the level of The Devil. He is a generational talent, babe! Fans cheer that! And then there’s White. He is very talented, don’t get MJF wrong. However, even the smartest of fans have been confused into thinking these two are equal. That White is a filet when in reality, he’s just tofu. Fans boo tofu, then chant “TOFU! TOFU!” at White. The funny thing about tofu is that it takes on the flavor of whatever you want, BUT you need to add something to it to trick yourself into believing it has flavor.

And Jay White, you have been given everything. All the finest spices, herbs, and so on! The entrance, the nickname, the music, the shirts, the opportunities. White was handed the keys to one of the greatest wrestling factions of all time, the Bullet Club. White shows off the jacket. However… if you take that all away, we are left with nothing but boring, bland, tasteless TOFU. And now here White is, trying to hop onto MJF’s plate and steal some of his flavor! MJF doesn’t even mind because he sees through him. White is all hype. White is nothing more than a smartly produced, mass marketed vision of what someone in Japan thinks was a top guy!

So allow MJF to give you some advice from a REAL top guy! If MJF were White, he’d just leave the ring and would stop talking smack to MJF’s poors! Cuz if White doesn’t, for the rest of his career, whenever their names are mentioned in the same sentence, it will read as follows: “Sure, Jay White is good, but he’s no Maxwell Jacob Friedman.” Because he’s better than you, and you know it! Fans cheer and MJF soaks it all in. White shakes that off and then gives MJF his applause. Yes, thank you, this is what White wanted! His very own, personalized, MJF experience! But to be honest, White’s a little let down.

Fans bring back “TOFU! TOFU!” but White shrugs that off. He says something is off about MJF. Personally, is it the injuries? Or maybe it’s the distraction that is his bromance with Adam Cole BAYBAY! See, when they scream Cole’s name, people do that, they go “BAYBAY!” White bets MJF wishes they’d do something like that for him. But White doesn’t think the fans love MJF like they do Cole. The fans boo and MJF smirks. White tells the fans remember, when he’s talking, they hush. But this whole situation, if you think about it, is kinda White’s fault. See, if White didn’t put Cole’s career on halt at Forbidden Door 1, maybe this friendship doesn’t develop as Cole makes his way back.

Then they don’t tag together, they don’t become ROH World Tag Team Champs together, they don’t Wembley main event together, Cole doesn’t try to break MJF’s neck at Wembley… But hey! You got him back cuz now Cole’s ankle is busted and that is MJF’s fault! Fans boo but White says MJF’s neck really isn’t feeling good after Samoa Joe last week. So yeah, White’s been ruining MJF’s life from afar. But it’s okay, he’s here, up close and personal, to ruin it in the flesh! Fans boo more but White tells MJF that MJF says he’s the devil? Nobody is on the level of the devil? Well, Mr. Devil, find a new level that does not exist, in order to stop White from taking the AEW World title!

Yeah, he is taking the thing that matters most! Funny how the All Elite Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion isn’t so elite when compared to Switchblade Jay White, the #1 asset in all of pro-wrestling! The Last Rock ‘n’ Rolla! The man who singlehandedly sold out Madison Square Garden AND the United Center! White is King Switch, baby! The ONLY Grand Slam Champion that matters! And he is high rolling in Denver! The Catalyst of Pro-Wrestling!! And HE, NOT MJF, will be a truly elite champion when he peels that off MJF’s carcass! MJF can go sulk and sob with all his poors! He’s just like them, he’s their scumbag!

Fans boo and tell White to STFU, but White says yeah, yeah, yeah. Don’t worry, Max, he will have them and they will have him while White has the Triple B, BAYBAY! And you can ALL breath with the Switchblade, the new and true AEW World Heavyweight Champion! It is STILL his era! This is the Switchblade Era because MJF’s soft, and he knows it! MJF tells White he doesn’t have a damn clue what MJF’s capable of, so how about he shows you!? MJF throws off the scarf and belt and even his shirt! Fans fire up as White throws his jacket off, but then White bails out! Fans boo but MJF tells him that if he wants the title, he ain’t getting it!

When and where will these two young and violent stars have it out for the top prize in AEW?


Jim Ross has a sit-down interview with Darby Allin and Christian Cage.

Good ol’ JR makes one thing perfectly clear: it is a smart move for AEW to guarantee there is no physicality here. The match on Sunday is too important for the company, for both men’s careers, because we expect a classic. Times are changing, look who the recognized champion is now. No controversy on Captain Charisma’s claims to be TNT Champion, what are his thoughts on that? Christian isn’t sure what JR means.  He’s been champion for months now. And he just proved he is far superior every single way on Collision when he “retained” his title in a Triple Threat.

Then JR has a question that’ll piss Christian off. Christian’s lost to Darby twice. What makes Christian think he can win two outta three falls at WrestleDream? First, those were flukes, and all non-title. Christian will walk out of Darby’s hometown as the TNT Champion. Christian knows in his heart that Darby is nowhere near the man or the wrestler Christian is. Darby relies on his stupid skateboard and other little tricks, and throws his whole body around, tables, ladders and chairs. Christian wanted the two outta three so that we can see what happens when Darby actually has to wrestle. Christian vows that Darby will be exposed in his hometown, in front of his family and friends, and he hopes Darby will be ready to live with that for the rest of his life.

Now speaking of being prepared, is Darby’s uncle going to be there? Oh, right, no, his uncle… Sounded like a great guy, taking his little nephew out for a drunken joyride. And what happened? Darby says he’s dead! Is that what Christian wants to say? Everyone Christian talks trash on is dead! What is Christian after? That doesn’t define who Darby is today! You think Darby’s afraid of dying? You think he’s afraid of losing? Newsflash, he won’t lose! Christian cannot beat Darby in Seattle! Darby’s won the TNT title there once and he’ll do it there again! So then, if he’s so confident, Christian says bring everyone. Mom, dad, brother, hell! Bring Nick Wayne and his mom!

Actually, yeah, do that, Christian can call her to make sure. But bring everyone. Bring Buddy- OH, right, he’s dead. Darby says Christian wants Nick to be there so he can take advantage of him again! That’s the only reason Luchasaurus won at All Out! And Darby will make sure Nick doesn’t show up ringside, and if Christian has the BALLS, he’d do this without Luchasaurus at ringside! Only if Christian does, though. Christian explains: You think Darby is helping Nick? Darby’s not the mentor that kid needs. He needs a champion, a real man! Someone who doesn’t paint his face to hide his identity!

Darby gets restless in his seat and Christian dares him to hit him! Darby instead gets a water bottle and says he isn’t hiding. Darby washes the paint away and asks if Christian thinks he’s hiding! Christian says he does! And Christian also says he does not need Luchasaurus. WrestleDream, October 1st, in Seattle, TNT Championship, best two outta three, Christian proves he has and always will be the Face of TNT, so get used to it!! Darby stands up and storms off, will he prove the only one hiding is the guy in the turtleneck?


Fatal 4 Way: Penta El Zero Miedo w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Matt Jackson VS Orange Cassidy VS Austin Gunn!

Ahead of a HUGE Fatal 4 Way Tag to determine new #1 contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championships, one man from each team faces off, no teammates allowed ringside! Rey Fenix is still International Champion, Nick Jackson is headed for a title match with him next week, with one of their brothers move the team into pole position? Will Freshly Squeezed serve up some Orange Punch? Or will Bullet Club Gold’s… uh, Austin hit a bull’s eye before WrestleDream?

The bell rings and Austin talks trash while holding up the gun finger. He rushes Cassidy but Cassidy tosses him out! Austin drags Cassidy out to join him and sends him into railing! But then Austin sees Penta there and backs off. Matt rolls Penta up, TWO! Matt arm-drags, wheelbarrows and arm-drags again! Matt fakes Penta out to DDT! But Austin rolls Matt up! TWO, and Matt TOSSES Austin! Cassidy returns, Matt hurdles, things speed up and Cassidy ARM-DRAGS Matt! Fans fire up as off comes the elbow- NO, Austin rolls Cassidy up! TWO, and Austin runs in at the corner, only for Cassidy to TOSS him out!

Penta returns but Cassidy ELBOWS him back! Penta wobbles, then he swaggers! Fans fire up and Penta rolls back to RANA, and then LEG DROP! Cassidy stagger sup into a DROPKICK! Cassidy falls out of the ring, fans fire up but Austin cuts Penta off. The two stare down, but then the fans taunt the “ASS~ BOY~!” Austin and Penta circle, Austin mocking Penta’s swagger. Austin says “Listen! GUNS UP!” Penta says hold on, and off comes the glove! Perfect pass and catch to Abrahantes, and then “Listen! CERO! MIEDO!” Penta pie faces Austin but Austin reloads to say “GUNS! UP!” Fans boo but Penta resets, but Austin dodges the chop!

Austin CHOPS, he talks trash, but Penta CHOPS him down! Fans fire up as Austin bails out, “CERO!” NO, Matt is back! Penta dodges to SUPERKICK! Cassidy is back, he stops the Cero Miedo to say hands up, into pockets! But Penta SUPERKICKS him down! “CERO! MIEDO!” But then Austin CLOBBERS Penta! Austin CLOBBERS Matt, too! Then he dodges the Orange Punch to JAB! JAB! JAB! Austin does a little dance, to then DECK Cassidy! Austin soaks up the heat, covers, TWO! Austin fumes while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Austin hears the fans taunting him, then he goes up the corner to taunt them back. Austin brings Cassidy around, stomps him, then talks a bit more trash. Austin paces around, DECKS Penta off the apron, then brings Cassidy up again. Austin bumps Cassidy off buckles, brings him out, and reels him in to suplex. Cassidy blocks, Austin keeps trying, but Cassidy suplexes Austin! Matt runs in to kick and snap suplex Cassidy! Penta runs in to kick and snap suplex Matt! Austin snap suplexes Penta! Cassidy snap suplexes Austin! Matt snap suplexes Cassidy! Penta snap suplexes Matt! Austin goes after Penta, but Penta snap suplexes Austin!

Fans fire up as Cassidy runs up, but Penta snap suplexes him, too! Matt runs up, but Penta snap suplexes him, too! Fans are thunderous as Penta comes out with the Three Amigos and “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs in at the corner but Cassidy ELBOWS him again! Cassidy goes up, Penta superkicks the legs out! Cassidy is stuck, Penta goes up, but Austin drags Cassidy out of the corner to ROCK Penta! Austin climbs up to fire hands but Penta hits back! They brawl, and Penta HEADBUTTS Austin down! Matt goes up to BLAST Penta off the corner! Matt then goes up, but Austin CLUBS him on the back!

Austin climbs up behind Matt, brings him up, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Matt throws headlock punches on Austin, ELBOWS him down, then adjusts. Fans fire up and Matt CROSSBODIES Penta on the outside! Cassidy goes up to aim at Austin but Austin is up first! Austin CLUBS away on Cassidy, but Cassidy throws hands back! Austin falls down again, and Cassidy adjusts, to TRUST FALL onto Penta & Matt! Fans are thunderous and Cassidy goes up, but Austin gets under the leap! Things speed up, Austin turns hip toss into QUICK DRAW! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy survives and Austin fumes.

Abrahantes rallies the fans while Austin drags Cassidy up and reels him in. Austin calls out The Game, underhooks the arms, but Cassidy back drops him away! Penta runs in to DESTROYER on Cassidy! Austin staggers up, reels Penta in, but Penta back drops him. Matt hits a DESTROYER on Penta! Austin runs up on Matt, but Matt back drops him away! Cassidy hits a DESTROYER on Matt!! Austin tries again, but Cassidy Alabama Lifts! Austin sunset flips it, TWO! Cassidy reels Austin in, to hit a DESTROYER!! The fans are thunderous as all four men stagger and wobble! Then they all fall over!

A standing count begins as fans chant for “A E DUB!” All four are down at 4 of 10, but they stir and go to ropes. Every man has a corner, but Penta runs in at Matt. Matt dodges to CLUB Penta, cravat, and he SUPERKICKS Austin! Matt runs to kick off Cassidy to hit SLICED BREAD on Penta! Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirls but Matt makes it a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Then the Polar Express begins! But Cassidy slips around but Matt switches. They go to ropes, Matt manages the O’Conner, but Penta AND Austin run in! Matt gets them both, DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS!! TRIPLE COVER!! TWO!!! All three escape and fans are thunderous!

Matt feeds off the energy and he drags Penta up. Matt doesn’t have Nick but he still calls the shot! B T E- NO, Penta blocks! “CERO! MIEDO!” Kick and underhook, but Matt slips out to underhook. Penta slips out to ENZIGURI! Penta runs, dodges Austin, to SLINGBLADE! Penta kicks Matt low, reels him in, but Cassidy ORANGE PUNCHES Penta down! Cassidy blocks Matt’s superkick to spin him, Alabama Lift him, and BEACH BREAK!! But Austin hits a FAMOUSER!! Cover, TWO!! Austin hurries to cover Matt, TWO!! Austin hurries to pin Penta, TWO!! Austin strikes out and is furious, but the fans rally up.

All four men rise, and Austin ROCKS Matt! ROCKS Cassidy! ROCKS Penta! “GUNS UP-” TRIPLE SUPERKICK!! Then DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for Cassidy! Penta SUPERKICKS Matt, but Matt SUPERKICKS Penta! They SUPERKICK each other! They DOUBLE LARIAT, DOUBLE LARIAT, and then run, but Austin trips Penta! Cassidy returns to ORANGE PUNCH Matt!! Cover, Cassidy wins!!

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall

Freshly Squeezed finds the opening, and now he and the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil have the momentum! Will #OrangeHook grab themselves tag title tickets that are good for a title match at any time? Or will one of the three brother tag teams pull together and win big together?


Julia Hart w/ Brody King VS Willow Nightingale!

The Lady of the House is on an impressive win streak of 26-0, since losing to Kris Statlander. As such, she is after the TBS Championship this Sunday. Will she make the Babe with the Power just another example? Or will Willow prove why she’s the 2023 Queen of Harts?

It’s also of note that Willow still has bandages wrapped around her head, covering the eye Julia Hart hit with black mist while backstage at Rampage. Will having only one eye hold her back against such a sadistic opponent?

The bell rings fans rally up as Willow stares Julia down. They approach, Julia has a sinister smile, but Willow CLOBBERS her! And bumps her off buckles! Willow fires clotheslines in the corner, the ref backs her off, but then Willow storms back up on Julia. Willow fires more forearms, bumps her off buckles, and then stomps a mudhole into Julia! The ref counts, Willow lets off, and Julia jumps on! She claws at the bandages! Willow SLAMS Julia down, storms around, but Julia dodges to fire off more forearms! The ref counts, Julia whips but Willow handsprings through! Willow comes back to short arm LARIAT!

Willow hauls Julia up, CHOPS her in the corner, and then bumps Julia off buckles! Willow throws more clotheslines and CHOPS! Willow reels Julia in, snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Willow rains down fists while Brody coaches Julia to get up. Willow storms around, but Julia SLAPS Her! That only makes Willow grin! Willow scoops to SLAM! And then scoop to SLAM again! And then another scoop, but Julia fights free! Julia ducks ‘n’ dodges, bails out, and she hides under the ring! Willow storms out after her but Brody stands in the way. Julia sneaks out the other side, then runs up to CHOP BLOCK! Fans hoot and bark as Julia hits a BLINDSIDE LARIAT!

Julia grins as she CLUBS away, and Dynamite goes picture in picture!

Julia drags Willow up and into the ring, storms in after her, and CLUBS away more! Julia makes us all look at the damaged eye before she CLUBS Willow again. The ref reprimands, Julia stalks Willow to ropes and CHOKES her! The ref counts again, Julia lets off, and she CLUBS Willow down. Julia digs her boots in, but Willow pushes her away. Julia CLUBS Willow, Willow hits back. They throw hands back and forth, and Julia stomps Willow around. Julia brings Willow up but Willow throws body shots! Willow fireman’s carries, but Julia CXLAWS at Willow’s face! Julia drags Willow down while the ref reprimands!

Julia puts Willow on ropes and CHOKES her! The ref reprimands and counts, Julia lets off at 4, and then stalks Willow as she rises. Julia SLAPS Willow, has her in a corner, and CHOPS her! And ROCKS her! Julia fires forearms, snapmares, then KICKS her in the back! And KICKS her in the side! Julia rains down forearms, then clamps on a chinlock. Willow endures as Julia leans on the hold. Willow fights up as fans rally, and Willow stands as Dynamite returns to single picture. Julia jumps on for a SLEEPER, but Willow pops her into a DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Both women rise and fans rally behind Willow!

Willow runs corner to corner to BACK BODY BLOCK, then she snapmares Julia away, to BOOT her down! Willow then whips Julia to SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO!! Julia survives but Willow stays focused. Willow drags Julia up, reels her in, short arm LARIAT! And short arm- NO, Julia turns it into an STO! Julia then steps over, for the HARTLESS STRETCH!! Willow endures, reaches out, ROPEBREAK!! Julia is furious as she lets go, but then she watches Willow go to the corner. Julia runs in, handsprings, but into a POOOOUNCE! PERIOD!! The straps come down, Willow is roaring, and she hauls Julia up!

Willow gut wrenches, scoops, and then RAMS Julia into a corner! Julia is put in the Tree of Woe, and Willow mocks the hooting and barking! Fans join in, Willow runs in, but Julia sits up and cannonball hits buckles! Julia adjusts, to MOONSAULT! Cover, Julia wins!

Winner: Julia Hart, by pinfall

Julia angered Willow and took advantage of that rage! But she’s not done, either! HARTLESS STRETCH!! Willow endures, refuses to tap, but it doesn’t matter anyway because this match is over! But here comes Kris! The TBS Champion runs down and rushes Julia but Julia dodges and hides behind Brody! Julia has a sly little smile, but will nothing stop Mama Kris from grounding the brat? Or is the song right that the House Always Wins?


BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

As if this week wasn’t big enough, The Acclaimed’s Open Challenge for the Trios Championships has been answered! It will be the Hardy Party, Isiah Kassidy & The Hardy Boyz! Will the Scissoring World Tour be DELETED? Or will nothing stop Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn? Plus, Ruby Soho takes on Hikaru Shida for a shot at the AEW Women’s World Championship for October 10th, the special edition Tuesday Night Dynamite! And though he is to defend both the ROH World and NJPW Strong Openweight titles against Katsuyori Shibata, Eddie Kingston defends the latter against Rocky Romero! Will Azucar look to change the Mad King’s plans?


Renee Paquette is back in the ring.

She is already with Swerve Strickland at the table for this contract signing, and says we are days away from WrestleDream, Swerve returning to his hometown to face this former AEW World Champion, Hangman Adam Page! The Anxious Millennial Cowboy makes his entrance and the fans fire up. And Renee makes sure everyone knows, no one else is allowed ringside, neither from The Mogul Embassy nor from The Elite. Security is here to ensure that, so let us make this 1v1 match official. Hangman is given the contract first, and he takes the pen but Swerve says before he signs, Swerve has to admit. He is impressed with the fire Hangman has shown lately.

Even at Grand Slam, Swerve didn’t think Hangman had it in him. But uh, a little too late for it, don’t you think? We’re just four days away from WrestleDream. Swerve says it is better to be prepared on the approach rather than the landing, but that’s just him. Does Hangman understand what he is walking into? This is Seattle, “Whose house?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” That is a lion’s den! It’s the Twelfth Man, dammit! Unlike anything Hangman’s ever dealt with. And he doesn’t really understand. They are two competitors that couldn’t be more opposite. Swerve is nothing like Hangman. Hangman is not the wrestler Swerve is, and Swerve is NEVER going to be the wrestler Hangman is.

Cuz what’s a farm to a mogul? A cowboy to an outlaw? A Buckshot to a Killshot? Swerve puts down his mic and stares Hangman down but Hangman says Swerve is all fire dup. Good, he should be. A few weeks ago, Swerve said some things that in the moment, Hangman won’t lie, they stung. But now that he’s had time to think about them, he wants to thank Swerve for saying all that. Hangman hadn’t gotten new wrestling gear in over a year. He hadn’t had new shirts or merch, and that something was up with Hangman. Hangman knew it, too, deep down.

Because for a year and a half, every day that Hangman would come to work, he felt there was a little black cloud hanging over his head that he just couldn’t get rid of. And yeah, sure, the sun would shine sometimes. Hangman beat Moxley in a Texas Death Match! Hangman reunited with his friends in The Elite! And it felt like Hangman should’ve been the happiest man in the world, but every time he started to smile, that little cloud came back and started to rain. Hangman was annoyed, pissed off, because he knew he couldn’t do anything or say anything. He had this umbrella folded up at his side, and he knew that for as long as God let it rain on him, he didn’t dare open the umbrella.

“But that is over with. And I weathered the storm, I’m still here!” Fans cheer that, and Hangman says the thing that Swerve noticed and made Hangman see, is that in the downpour, it washed something out of Hangman. Call it determination, passion, hope, but it was gone. And now that Hangman has had time to think, to really reckon with it, he realizes that the people have always, and now more than ever, deserve more from Hangman! They deserve the best of Hangman! Fans cheer that, too! And Hangman deserves to do that for himself. So that is what Swerve will get in Seattle. He will get THE BEST of Hangman!

Fans fire up as Hangman signs his part. Swerve laughs as the fans chant for “COWBOY SH*T!” Swerve says that was beautiful stuff. But frankly, that was also the most pathetic thing he’s ever seen! More pathetic than Russell Wilson and the Broncos against the Dolphins. Fans boo but Swerve says him being from Seattle, he is happy to have gotten “that piece of trash” out and left him here in “this dumpster fire of Colorado.” But Swerve will level with Hangman. This isn’t personal. It could’ve been anybody, but it happened to be Hangman in the position Swerve wants. Yeah, it’s true. Swerve really just might have mental issues, like mental health problems, because he makes an enemy out of someone every single day.

And that is what drives him to get into the position Hangman has! Swerve will do that! He will take this spot from Hangman this Sunday at WrestleDream! Oh and by the way, it rains an awful lot in Seattle. Hangman says Swerve keeps on saying he wants Hangman’s spot, Hangman’s position, to be a main event player in AEW. That’s what he keeps saying, right? Swerve himself said that if he had Hangman’s opportunites, he would’ve been long ago the first Black AEW World Champion. And Swerve, maybe he would’ve, that is a hypothetical. But the only thing either man can do is to live in a way that the generations to come won’t have to ask the same questions.

They could go back and forth all day long about what opportunities were handed to him and what opportunities Hangman earned. But in the end, one thing we can all agree on is that for every opportunity Hangman ever had, he has knocked it out the park! Fans cheer that! Hangman tells Swerve that if he wants this spot, damn right he should want it! But if he wants to say he has what it takes to fill Hangman’s boots, he does NOT! Swerve SLAPS Hangman, then signs his part. Renee backs away, as Hangman STABS Swerve’s hand with the other pen!! Security rushes in to pull these two apart before it gets worse!

Fans fire up as both men want to tear each other apart! They only have to wait four more days, will they be willing to wait until WrestleDream?


Wait, what’s going on backstage?!

Four men in completely black suits and masks are beating up on someone! They drag this person up, and TOSS him into the wall!! Wait, is that JAY WHITE?! Who just jumped King Switch and why? The camera pans over, and it’s MJF’s devil mask! Is MJF bringing out that dark side again? Is that even MJF under the mask?

My Thoughts:

A great Dynamite to start another go-home week. They hadn’t advertised much in the way of matches, so we got some great stuff essentially outta nowhere. Fenix VS Jeff Jarrett was a really good opener, with of course that circus of sidekicks doing what they can to help Jarrett, but of course Fenix retains. Fenix’s leg seemed to be actually banged up after that suplex over the barriers, so hopefully he’ll be okay given the recent handful of injuries. And awesome Triple Threat of Nick Jackson VS Cage VS Claudio to set up a title match for next Dynamite, and what a great move to make it a rematch of Fenix VS Nick. That was a huge hit when Dynamite first got going, so it’ll be great to see them go another round for the Dynamite anniversary.

Awesome Fatal 4 to hype up the Fatal 4 Tag we’re getting at WrestleDream. Cassidy winning makes me think #OrangeHook is out of the running, but then it feels like The Bucks are getting the title shot. That’s a lot given they’re now ROH World Six Man champs. At the same time, the Bucks VS FTR is always a good match. And Willow VS Julia was a great match, especially as it ended up the main event match. But I got to thinking, while Julia has been working hard a long time, but like, what happened to Willow getting to do stuff after winning the Owen Hart Cup? Why didn’t they think to raise the stakes, have Willow win here and then we get a Triple Threat at WrestleDream? If you’re going to do so few women’s matches, have more women in the matches.

Great promos all over to hype things for WrestleDream, though. A little redundant to show Don Callis & Konosuke in Tokyo, have them walk out live, and then cue up the rest of that Tokyo trip, but the point got across that neither Omega, Jericho or Ibushi is going into the Six Man Tag grudge match at 100%. As such, this has to be where Omega, Jericho & Ibushi get a win to make up for the losses at All In and All Out, as well as the betrayal of Sammy on Jericho. And nice post-Collision promo from Starks and Yuta to set up a match for WrestleDream. And given Starks has lost twice to Bryan, he has to win against Yuta here.

Great sit-down interview promo from Christian and Darby, and it seems Christian is just going to bring up anyone’s dead relatives to get heat. I like that Darby has dared Christian to leave Luchasaurus behind so they can truly be 1v1 for their two outta three, but I’m sure something still happens where Luchasaurus shows up and costs Christian in the end. At least, I’m sure hoping that happens. And a great promo for the contract signing with Swerve and Hangman. They could really steal the show since the fans will already be fired up for hometown hero Swerve, and at this point, it feels like Swerve could win.

But the newest vignette from The Righteous wasn’t that different from their previous. However, it was a good segue into the promo we got from MJF and Adam Cole. Another hilarious brochacho vignette, but a damn shame Cole’s foot injury is really that bad. I really hope Cole comes back quickly, it still feels like he just got back from the concussion. Hilarious stuff with Roddy, still in a hospital gown, wheeling in to shout at Adam. I like that MJF is learning to let friends have other friends, that is character growth. And MJF wanting to face The Righteous all alone, that is also some growth, where he is getting the guts to be the Face that takes on all comers.

And then, great promo from MJF and Jay White, setting up a title feud outta nowhere, but probably to make up for Cole being out of action. And what a wild closing scene where Devil MJF has henchmen again. Though, I wonder what’s really going on here. We saw The Kingdom & Roddy leave, Cole trailing behind. How do we know this is Roddy, The Kingdom and a couple others being given an opportunity all framing MJF to turn Cole against him? Either way, there’s some great intrigue thrown back into this story, I like it.

My Score: 8.9/10

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