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Mitchell’s NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Results & Report! (5/18/23)

Round 6, FIGHT!

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BOSJ 30

Best of the Super Juniors 30: 66% Complete.

Best of the Super Juniors hits the two-thirds mark, and it is still anyone’s game! Who pulls away as we enter the homestretch?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Best of the Super Juniors 30, A Block: Mike Bailey VS DOUKI; Bailey wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 30, B Block: Yoshinobu Kanemaru VS BUSHI; Bushi wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 30, A Block: Ryusuke Taguchi VS TJP; TJP wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 30, B Block: Kevin Knight VS Dan Moloney; Knight wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 30, A Block: Taiji Ishimori VS SHO; Sho wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 30, B Block: El Desperado VS Clark Connors; Desperado wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 30, A Block: Lio Rush VS Titán; Titán wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 30, B Block: YOH VS Francesco Akira; Yoh wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 30, A Block: KUSHIDA VS Hiromu Takahashi; Hiromu wins.
  • Best of the Super Juniors 30, B Block: Master Wato VS Robbie Eagles; Wato wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Here are the current A Block standings.

Lio Rush: 4-1, 8 points
Taiji Ishimori: 4-1, 8 points
Mike Bailey: 4-1, 8 points
Hiromu Takahashi: 3-2, 6 points
Titán: 3-2, 6 points
TJP: 3-2, 6 points
DOUKI: 2-3, 4 points
SHO: 1-4, 2 points
KUSHIDA: 1-4, 2 points
Ryusuke Taguchi: 0-5, 0 points

 

Here are the current B Block standings.

Robbie Eagles: 4-1, 8 points
YOH: 3-2, 6 points
El Desperado: 3-2, 6 points
Clark Connors: 3-2, 6 points
Master Wato: 3-2, 6 points
Francesco Akira: 3-2, 6 points
Dan Moloney: 2-3, 4 points
Yoshinobu Kanemaru: 2-3, 4 points
Kevin Knight: 2-3, 4 points
BUSHI: 0-5, 0 points

 

Best of the Super Juniors 30, A Block: Mike Bailey VS DOUKI!

Speedball is near the top of the block, but Japones Del Mal is coming off bringing down Lio Rush! Will Douki do it all again? Or will Mike Bailey get his kicks in round six?

The bell rings and the fans are fired up already. Mike gets the fans to get even louder, and the fans duel, “BAILEY!” “DOUKI!” “BAILEY!” “DOUKI!” They circle, tie up, and Douki waistlocks. Mike wrenches out, hammerlocks, then headlocks. Douki wrenches out, headlocks back, but Mike fights to a waistlock. Douki wrenches out again, has a wristlock, but Mike rolls, handsprings and wrenches back to then spin Douki around and arm-drags! Fans applaud while Mike has the armlock. Douki fights up, gets to ropes, and the ref counts the break. Mike lets off, but Douki kicks him low. Douki whips but Mike reverses.

Mike hurdles, drops, then KICKS Douki down! Fans fire up for that exchange while Douki sputters. Douki gets up, rushes in, but Mike dodges to fire lightning kicks! Mike tops it off with an ENZIGURI! Fans fire up while Douki bails out. Mike builds speed but Douki gets up, so Mike BOOTS him back down! Mike then triangle- NO, Douki intercepts him at the corner, to SLINGSHOT NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up and Mike flounders to ropes. Douki drags him up, whips him to ropes then CLOBBER Mike! Cover, TWO! Douki clamps onto Mike with a chinlock and bends him against the knee. Mike endures but Douki shifts to a headscissors hold.

Douki pushes up, Mike endures more, and Mike moves around. Mike reaches out, ROPEBREAK with a foot! Douki lets go quickly and he stomps Mike down. Douki drags Mike up but Mike CHOPS! And ROCKS Douki with a forearm! Douki rakes the eyes, runs, but into a CHOP! Mike swings but Douki ducks and whips. Mike handsprings but Douki dodges! Mike dodges Douki, to SHOTGUN BOOT! Fans fire up again while both men are down! Mike grits his teeth and fans rally. Mike waits on Douki, then SOBATS! AX KICKS! And ROUNDHOUSES! Douki is down and fans fire up for the SHOOTING STAR, into ITALIAN STRETCH #32!

Mike scrambles, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Douki lets go at 4. Douki brings Mike up, Gory Especials, but Mike fights it! Douki blocks the backslide, turns things back around on Mike, but Mike turns things back onto Douki! They fight for control, Douki Gory Especials but Mike slips out! Mike swings, Douki dodges and Douki LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Mike has a ghost pin! TWO, and Douki ghost pins Mike! TWO!! Mike escapes, fans fire up, and Mike BOOTS Douki from the corner! Mike goes up top and ULTIMA- NO, Douki dodges! Mike rolls through, Douki dodges the spin kick, but Mike sweeps the legs!

Mike PENALTY KICKS! And MOONSAULT KNEE DROPS! Direct hit and fans fire up again! Douki crawls to a corner, Mike takes aim, and TATSUMAKI- NO, Douki blocks the kick! Douki shoves Mike back and BOOTS him! But Mike THRUST KICKS! Mike puts Douki up top, tucks him in, and brings him out, but Douki sunset flips! TWO!! Into ITALIAN STRETCH 32!! Mike endures and fans fire up! Mike moves around, reaches out, but Douki rolls him away! ITALIAN STRETCH 32!! But Mike keeps fighting! Douki rolls to sit on Mike for a cover, TWO!! Douki falls out of the ring! Fans rally up while both men are down!

Mike kips up and fires up, to triangle jump QUEBRADA! Direct hit and fans fire up again! Mike goes up to the apron, but Douki anchors a foot. Douki trips Mike and he lands hard on the apron! Douki hurries up after Mike, wheelbarrows, and full nelsons! Mike fights free, trips Douki, and APRON MOONSAULT KNEE DROP only gets apron! Douki avoids disaster and fans rally up again! Douki aims from the apron as Mike rises, and DAYBREAK!! Cover, TWO!! Mike survives and fans are thunderous! Douki roars and he wheelbarrows again! Full nelson, but Mike breaks free! Mike drops, rolls, but Douki just wheelbarrows again!

Douki goes for the full nelson but Mike arm-drags free! Mike drags Douki around into La Magistrol! TWO!! Douki escapes in time, and he ENZIGURIS! Douki roars, but Mike BOOTS and HEEL KICKS! TATSUMAKI SENPUKKU! Mike goes right up top, for ULTIMA WEAPON!! Cover, Mike wins!!

Winner: Mike Bailey, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Douki earns 0)

An electric start to round six! The Speedball is going strong, will he be a guaranteed semifinalist?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 30, B Block: Yoshinobu Kanemaru VS BUSHI!

The Heel Master may have lost to the Sniper, but at least he’s gotten a win by now. Will the Black Mask continue to have bad luck? Or will Bushi sour Kanemaru’s mood even more by becoming a spoiler?

The bell rings and Bushi kicks Kanemaru low! Bushi fires off forearms, whips Kanemaru to ropes, but Kanemaru reverses. Bushi jumps the low dropkick to then dropkick Kanemaru’s leg! Fans cheer and Bushi watches Kanemaru go to a corner. Bushi runs in but Kanemaru dodges. Kanemaru comes back but Bushi SWING KICKS him! Bushi goes up to MISSILE DROPKICK! Fans cheer the Bushirooni! Bushi stomps Kanemaru around, drags him up, and FISHER- NO, Kanemaru spins out of the screw! Kanemaru waistlocks, Bushi resists the lift, so Kanemaru shoves Bushi into the ref! And then ENZIGURIS!

Bushi and the ref go down and Kanemaru dropkicks the legs out! Kanemaru takes advantage of this moment and gets his whiskey! Fans cheer as Kanemaru takes a big swig, but Bushi CODE BREAKERS! The whiskey flies into the air! Bushi gets the whiskey!? Bushi takes a swig, not caring about germs or indirect kiss, and stands Kanemaru up to SPIT in his face! Bushi then goes up the corner, calls his shot, M X!! Bushi shouts to the ref, covers, and WINS!

Winner: Bushi, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Kanemaru earns 0)

Bushi tastes sweet, sweet victory, but also has to get the taste of that whiskey out of his mouth. Will Bushi have some of his favorite drink tonight to celebrate?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 30, A Block: Ryusuke Taguchi VS TJP!

The Funky Weapon has been serious this year, but it just isn’t working for him. Will he go back to his King of Strange Style ways? Or will it not matter against Public Enemy Number One?

The bell rings and fans rally and duel, “T J P!” “TA-GU-CHI!” The two circle, feel things out, and knuckle lock. They go shoulder to shoulder, Taguchi bends TJP back but TJP slips through, headstands, then rolls to trip Taguchi. TJP has a standing toehold, but Taguchi rolls over and uses his leg to bring TJP down. Taguchi headlocks then wrenches to a wristlock, and fans applaud the technical exchange. Taguchi then trips TJP, has the leg for a standing kneebar, but TJP twisting headscissors! TJP has Taguchi down and fans applaud, but Taguchi moves around. Taguchi headstands much like TJP would, and fans applaud!

Taguchi pops free, and he pats TJP on the knee. Fans cheer as Taguchi shows he can keep up with the youngster. TJP handsprings up and the two reset. They tie up collar ‘n’ elbow, Taguchi puts TJP in a corner, and Taguchi lets off with a CHOP! Taguchi whips corner to corner, TJP goes up and headstands like a gentleman. Taguchi still runs in but TJP headscissors him away! Fans cheer, things speed up, and TJP goes Spider-Man. Taguchi runs in, TJP drops down, but Taguchi fakes him out! Taguchi dropkicks TJP out of the ring! Taguchi then builds speed to baseball slide dropkick! And then PLANCHA! Fans fire up as Taguchi stands tall!

Taguchi brings TJP up and into the ring, and fans applaud the sportsmanship. Taguchi baits TJP into a corner and BOOTS him! Taguchi goes up, jumps, but TJP DROPKICKS the missile hip out of the sky! TJP wags his finger, then brings Taguchi up. TJP scoops to SLAM Taguchi by the ropes, then goes out to SLINGSHOT SENTON! Cover, TWO! Taguchi also grabs the ropes for good measure. TJP brings Taguchi up, snapmares, and hammerlocks an arm before adding the chinlock. Fans rally, Taguchi endures, but TJP shifts to have the arms, SNAP ARMBAR! Taguchi writhes but TJP covers, TWO!

TJP drags Taguchi up, wrenches an arm to an ELBOW BREAKER, then he UPPERCUTS Taguchi to a corner. TJP whips corner to corner, runs in, and back elbows! Taguchi sits down, and fans rally up as TJP starts scrubbing laces on Taguchi’s face! TJP then runs side to side to BOOT WASH! Fans fire up and TJP has them get louder. TJP runs side to side again, but into a HIP ATTACK! TJP ends up on the ropes, Taguchi HIP ATTACKS! And then again! And then Taguchi comes back with a basement dropkick! TJP flops out of the ring, Taguchi triangle jump PLANCHAS! Direct hit, both men go down, and fans fire back up!

The ring count starts, Taguchi stands at 5 of 20 while TJP rises at 6. Taguchi puts TJP in at 9 and fans applaud. Taguchi springboards in, MISSILE HIP! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and Taguchi brings TJP back up. Taguchi chicken wings but TJP RAMS him into a corner! And then throws an elbow! TJP TORNADO- NO, Taguchi denies the DDT to KING KONG LARIAT! Or perhaps, Taguchi Bomber? Fans fire up all the same as Taguchi aims from the corner. “ORYA!” BUM-A-YE! Cover, TWO!! TJP survives but Taguchi doesn’t fret. Fans rally up and Taguchi brings TJP up. Taguchi chicken wings, but TJP resists the lift!

Taguchi CLUBS TJP, tries again, but TJP elbows free. TJP goes to a corner, Taguchi runs in but TJP goes up and over! TORNADO DDT! TJP then hurries up top, for the MAMBA SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!!! Taguchi survives, but TJP steps through to have the PINOY STRETCH!! Taguchi scrambles and reaches out, he drags TJP along, ROPEBREAK! Taguchi still survives and the fans rally back up. TJP drags Taguchi up, throws forearms, but Taguchi hits back. They brawl on their knees, then TJP throws forearms! TJP runs, but Taguchi HIP ATTACKS! Taguchi runs, but TJP JUMP SOBATS! Taguchi rebounds, but swings into an ARMBAR TAKEDOWN!!

Taguchi scrambles, stacks, ONE, and back to PINOY- NO! CRADLE!! TWO!!!! TJP escapes in time, gets around but Taguchi drops! But TJP sits on the cover, TWO!! Taguchi has OH MY GAH ANKLE!!! TJP endures, reaches out, but Taguchi drags him back! And then drops an elbow on the leg! TJP still reaches out, still fights forward, but Taguchi drags him back again! Chicken wings, DODON TO THE THRONE!!! Cover, TWO!?!? OH MY GAH ANKLE!!! TJP endures all over again as Taguchi leans on the hold! Fans are thunderous, but TJP fights up! TJP rolls, but Taguchi sits on the cover! TWO!!!

PINOY STRETCH!!!! TJP has Taguchi caught now!! Taguchi taps, TJP wins!!!

Winner: TJP, by submission (gains 2 points; Taguchi earns 0)

That was a nailbiter, but in the end, TJP takes down Serious Taguchi! As the only 0-6 man, Taguchi is OUT of the running, but will he at least get one win before the end? As for TJP, he is still alive, can he take a spot in the semifinals on behalf of the United Empire?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 30, B Block: Kevin Knight VS Dan Moloney!

The Jet is finally taking flight while #DaDrilla is getting back up from another loss. Will Moloney prove he is still one dangerous gaijin? Or will the BOSJ start to run on Knight time?

The bell rings and the two rush in! Knight dodges to headlock but Dan powers out to headlock. Knight powers out, but Dan avoids the hurdle. Dan elbows Knight, then runs him over! Fans fire up while Dan throws up the crown, only for Knight to kip up! Dan shoves him down, runs, and Knight catches his crossbody! Knight spins and SLAMS Dan, to then STANDING SPLASH! Cover, ONE!! Fans rally and Knight aims from the corner. Dan rises, Knight runs in, but no spike! Dan TOSSES Knight out of the ring! Knight lands hard on the outside, but he’s somehow okay to continue. The ring count starts as he stirs.

Knight is still down at 5 of 20, but he slowly rolls towards the ring. The count passes 10, Knight crawls, but he’s still down at 15! Dan thinks he’s got this already, but Knight springs up and in at 19! Fans cheer, but Dan storms over to suplex high and hard! Cover, TWO!! Knight is still in this but Dan says it was that close. Dan stomps Knight, UPPERCUTS him, then bumps him off buckles. Dan KICKS Knight’s leg, CHOPS him off his feet, then covers, TWO! Dan keeps his cool and he sits Knight up to KICK in the back! Dan wraps on a body scissors squeeze and he grinds his forearms into Knight’s face.

Knight endures, fights around, but Dan pulls Knight’s hair. The ref reprimands, Dan stops, and Knight CHOPS Dan! Dan CHOPS back, but Knight CHOPS again! Dan CHOPS, and then throws forearms! Knight still endures, still reaches out for ropes, but Dan grabs an arm. Knight still fights with his free arm, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Fans applaud and Dan lets off cleanly. Dan eggs Knight on, brings him up, and CLUBS him on the neck. Dan stomps Knight hard, then KICKS him in the side! Dan knees on Knight’s neck, the ref reprimands, and Dan steps off. Dan taunts Knight and brings him up.

Knight throws body shots but Dan throws forearms. Knight throws forearms but Dan throws another! Knight UPPERCUTS! Dan CHOPS! Knight CHOPS! And CHOPS! And ROCKS! Knight fires off forearm after forearm and has Dan in a corner. Knight whips, Dan reverses but Knight dodges in the corner. Knight springboards, but Dan gets under and the crossbody FLOPS! Dan stomps Knight, runs, but into a DROPKICK! Fans fire up while both men are down! Knight fires up and he stomps and UPPERCUTS Dan in a corner on repeat! Knight stomps a mudhole in, digs in his boot, but lets off to stand Dan up.

Knight whips corner to corner and STINGER SPLASHES! Then he runs to SLIDING SHOULDER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up and Knight says it’s done. Knight watches Dan rise and then runs in, but Dan CHOPS! Dan goes up, but Knight jumps up after him! Dan slips out underneath but Knight adjusts. Knight jumps, Dan dodges and GORES! Cover, TWO!! Knight survives but Dan keeps close. Dan drags Knight up, fisherman’s, but Knight fights the lift! Dan says he’s abunai gaijin, and he powers through to a FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Knight survives and fans rally up! Dan goes to a corner and watches Knight.

Knight stands up, Dan runs in, but Knight leaps over to roll Dan up! TWO!! Dan escapes, but Knight jumps! Dan throws Knight away again to ENZIGURI! And then the Canadian Rack, but Knight slips free! Dan ripcords, but Knight pops Dan up for the SKY HIGH! Both men are down and fans fire back up! Knight runs back in, SPIKE DDT!! Cover, Knight wins!

Winner: Kevin Knight, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Moloney earns 0)

The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion lost to the United Empire once, he keeps from losing to them again! Will The Jet fly to new heights with this win?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 30, A Block: Taiji Ishimori VS SHO w/ Evil!

Ah, yes, Bullet Club VS Bullet Club. Well, wait, is House of Torture still Bullet Club? That aside, will The Bone Soldier be ready for whatever tricks the Murder Machine has planned? Or will Sho actually treat Taiji with respect?

Evil accompanies Sho to the ring to start this time, so at least they’re being upfront in that way. And Sho even holds the ropes open for Taiji, so that’s a nice show of respect. Sho makes a point of showing off the Bullet Club Decade shirts he and Evil are wearing. The bell rings, and Sho gets the mic. He says Taiji is amazing for being 4-1 right now. As for Sho, he has just one win, and that was against Taguchi. So Sho proposes they just all leave together, let it be a double count-out draw so they both get points. Plus, he doesn’t wanna wrestle in this “crap town” anyway! Milano tells him to go away then. The fans join Milano in that chant.

Sho hands the mic to Taiji and Taiji says okay, they’ll leave together. Taiji and Sho exit the ring and walk with Evil up the ramp. The ref is to count them out, but fans boo, this is no fun. The count begins, Bullet Club keeps moving on, and Evil raises both men’s hand in solidarity. But then Sho runs back to the ring! And Evil keeps Taiji back! Fans laugh at Taiji for falling for this! The count is 15! Then 17! Taiji breaks free at 18 to slide in at 19! Fans cheer and Evil apologizes for the trickery. Sho bails back out and he acts like it was all Evil! Evil gets mad at Sho, they start shoving, but then Sho takes off the shirt and throws it at Evil!

Sho gets in the ring, and Taiji attacks! Taiji throws hands on Sho, wrenches and whips to WRING Sho’s arm out! Fans cheer as Taiji ties Sho up in a cobra clutch. Sho fights up but Taiji ripcords, RAMS shoulders, then hammerlocks for a BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Taiji brings Sho up and hammerlocks again. Taiji half nelsons and scoops but Sho slips out to rake the eyes! The ref counts, Sho runs, but Evil trips Sho!? Is the House of Torture falling apart? Taiji is a bit confused, but Evil tells Sho off and goes to Taiji’s corner! Taiji Too Sweets with Evil, and Taiji kicks Sho low.

Taiji hammerlocks, half nelsons, and SHOULDER BUSTERS! Fans rally up and Taiji aims. Taiji runs in, LA MYSTICA! BONELOCK!! Sho flails, scrambles, but Taiji rolls him away! Taiji drags Sho up, but Sho fights the lift off! Sho bends fingers, but Taiji thumbs him in the eye! Sho gets around Taiji, pop up into ARMBAR! Taiji fights around, to end up in the SNAKE BITE! But then Evil throws in the towel?! Evil being Taiji’s corner man, he’s quitting for Taiji!! Taiji says he never said Evil was a corner man! But Sho rolls Taiji up with tights! SHO WINS!

Winner: Sho, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Taiji earns 0)

The snake in the grass just cheated Taiji! Evil defends his innocence, he really thought Taiji was in trouble. Sho says no hard feelings, right? Taiji accepts the handshake, but he tells Evil to go away. Evil suggests Too Sweet then. Taiji accepts that, and Bullet Club is still fine. But will Sho look to damage more runs before the end?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 30, B Block: El Desperado VS Clark Connors w/ Gedo!

The Rogue Luchador put on quite the show against Yoh just last night, but still lost in the main event. But 100 Proof managed to put out the Nova Fireball. Will there be No Chaser here for Desperado? Or will his Strong Style tame The Wild Rhino?

The bell rings and the two rush in! They RAM shoulders, but neither falls. They each talk a little trash, and Desperado throws the first forearm! Connors gives one back and they go back and forth. Fans rally as the shots go faster and faster, and Connors gets the edge! Connors roars but Desperado ROCKS Connors! Desperado runs, but Connors POUNCES him! Gedo likes what he sees and the fans do applaud the show of strength. Connors drags Desperado right up to GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans applaud again, and Connors drags Desperado up again. Desperado throws body shots, but Connors CLUBS Desperado!

Connors TOSSES Desperado out, then goes out after him. Connors shouts at the fans, then ROCKS Desperado with a haymaker. And an UPPERCUT! Desperado CHOPS back, but Connors CHOPS in return! They continue deeper into the crowd and Connors UPPERCUTS Desperado down. Connors stomps Desperado, then tells fans to get out the way. Desperado CHOPS, but Connors CHOPS back! Connors then whips, and he BOWLS Desperado into chairs! Gedo says that’s a strike, and Connors mocks the “DESPY~” chant. Connors moves chairs aside to drag Desperado up, but Desperado fires off CHOP after CHOP!

Connors ROCKS Desperado with haymaker after haymaker, then knees low to snap suplex to the floor! Desperado writhes and the ring count finally starts. Connors drags Desperado up at 7 of 20, puts him in at 8, and fans applaud. Connors aims from a corner, Desperado slowly rises, and Connors runs in, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Fans fire up as Desperado turns things around! Desperado drags Connors up now, and hits a BIG back suplex! Connors writhes and Desperado drags him up. Desperado tosses Connors out now, and then follows after. Fans get out of the way already, and Desperado CHOPS Connors into taking a seat!

Desperado CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS Connors, but Connors kicks back! Connors throws haymakers and CHOPS, but Desperado CHOPS in return! Fans fire up and Desperado brings Connors around to another part of the crowd! The fans move aside and Desperado ROCKS Connors. Desperado eggs Connors on and Connors CHOPS! Desperado CHOPS back! Desperado brings Connors around to yet another part of the crowd! They brawl as fans clear out of the way. Connors mule kicks, and he ROCKS Desperado again. Desperado throws a BODY BLOW! And then Desperado BOWLS Connors into chairs! Now THAT was a strike!

Fans fire up for Desperado and he’s all fired up. Connors rises from the chairs and Desperado eggs him on. The ring count returns, Connors kicks chairs aside and he storms to up to CHOP! And CHOP! Desperado SLAPS Connors! We’re at 10 of 20 but Desperado snap suplexes Connors to the floor! Desperado is all fired up and so are the fans! Desperado rolls in at 15 and Gedo shouts at Connors. Connors sits up at 17, hobbles at 18, and slides in at 19! Desperado is right on Connors with a wrench and OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, ONE!! Connors is fuming and the fans rally as Desperado gut wrenches. GUITARRA DEL ANGEL!

But Desperado says that wasn’t good enough, so he gut wrenches again. GUITARRA DEL… ANGEL!! Cover, ONE?!?! Connors has a lot of fight left but Desperado eggs him on. Desperado throws Connors back out and Connors smacks off the commentary table! Desperado goes out the side, but Connors has a chair! Desperado dares him to get disqualified, and Connors raises the chair, only to get LOCO MONO! Desperado wags his finger, and he picks up the chair! Fans fire up, the ref reprimands, but Connors has another chair! Desperado says okay, let’s go to the ramp. Connors follows and fans rally up.

The ref reprimands, but the two CLASH with the chairs! The chairs fall apart but Connors disarms Desperado, then SMACKS away on Desperado’s back! The ref reprimands but Connors talks trash to a fan wearing a Desperado mask. Connors then sits Desperado up to mock him. Fans boo but Connors CHOKES Desperado with the frame of the chair! The ref counts, Connors lets off at 4, and he looms over Desperado. Fans rally up, “DE-SU-PE!” but Connors whips Desperado into the POST! Desperado falls in a heap but Connors paces around. Connors takes the timekeeper’s chair, and some other chairs, and stacks them!

Connors drags Desperado over to the chair pile, to snap suplex Desperado onto the chairs! Desperado writhes and Connors goes into the ring. Connors wants the ring count so the count begins. Fans rally as hard as they can for Desperado, and he stirs at 8 of 20. Desperado pushes chairs aside, reaches for the apron, but falls over at 14! We’re past 15 as Desperado drags himself up again! Desperado manages to crawl in at 19! Connors is on him with a whip and POWERSLAM! Connors aims from a corner as Desperado slowly rises! SPEAR!! Connors roars, and he drags Desperado back up!

Connors reels Desperado in, drinks and puts one out, but Desperado wrenches free! EL ES CULERO! DESPERADO WINS!!

Winner: El Desperado, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Connors earns 0)

Connors got cocky and he got caught! But now he’s a sore loser and he beats down Desperado! Young Lions rush in to stop this but Connors just throws them around now! GERMAN SUPLEX for one and a BOOT for another! Fans boo but Gedo says it’s time to make Desperado pay! Connors tosses Desperado out of the ring, then sets up a chair. Connors drags Desperado over to have him take a seat. Connors throws more forearms! Fans boo more but Gedo says it’s Spear time! Connors gets space, runs back in, but Desperado drop toeholds him into the chair! Desperado glares at Gedo, then gets another chair.

Desperado has Connors stuck on the chair, to CON-CHAIR-TO! The Rogue Luchador gets the better of Connors both in and after the match! Will Desperado also get the better of the block?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 30, A Block: Lio Rush VS Titán!

The Bad Child is feeling bad having lost to Douki just last round. El Inmortal is also coming off a loss to Speedball, but neither man is out of the running. Who will win a coveted 5-1 in the block?

The bell rings and fans rally as the two circle. They feel things out, both low to the mat. They knuckle lock, and then Lio spins around to trip Titan. Things speed up, Lio jumps the dropdown but Titan follows after. Lio stops to roll but Titan leaps over. Titan sweeps the leg to cover, ONE! Lio sweeps to cover, ONE! Both men go to arm-drag and those cancel out! Then they both dropkick but those cancel out! They both handspring up and fans fire up! The two reset, Lio offers a handshake, and Titan accepts. Fans applaud, but then both men kick low! They were both thinking the same thing! They both kick again, but they both block!

Lio and Titan argue about who lets go first. They agree to go at the same time, and they lower the other’s foot down. They back off, but then Lio whips! Titan reverses, Lio reverses back but Titan goes up and over. Titan rolls back, Lio runs in but Titan goes Matrix to dodge! CALF KICK! Titan runs but Lio goes Matrix now to kick and ENZIGURI! Fans fire up and Titan bails out. Lio builds speed but Titan ducks the slide! Lio comes back, to jump off the apron and RANA Titan away! Fans fire up more and Lio hurries back to the apron. QUEBRADA! Fans fire up again and Lio flexes. Lio gets fans to clap along, then he goes back into the ring.

Lio builds speed again! Lio DIVES and takes Titan out again! Both men are down by commentary and fans rally up. The ring count starts, Lio fires up and fans are with him. Lio drags Titan up at 10 of 20 and puts him in at 12. Fans applaud and Lio pounds the mat. The fans rally back up, Lio waits on Titan to rise, and then Lio storms up to him. But Titan trips Lio! And hooks the legs! Titan rolls for the TRAILER HITCH! Lio endures, Titan shifts around to a deathlock, and he grabs Lio’s arms! Lio resists but Titan SLAPS him in the side, getting the arms for an INVERTED SURFBOARD! Lio endures and fans rally up!

Lio fights to get his hands free, then he drags Titan down! Lio turns things around to have a CROSS HEEL! Titan rolls to the ROPEBREAK! Fans cheer as Lio lets go and the two get space. Lio goes to ropes, drags himself up, and goes back to Titan. Lio ROCKS Titan with a forearm, but Titan ROCKS Lio! Lio ROCKS Titan, Titan ROCKS Lio, repeat! Lio goes to ropes and shakes his head. Lio comes back to throw forearm after forearm, but Titan fires off a strike fest and SOBAT! But Lio spins Titan to ROLLING SLAP! Lio runs, into a SUPERKICK! But Lio SUPERKICKS back! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up while both men are down!

Lio sits up and he says it’s time. Titan rises, Lio runs, RUSH- NO, Titan blocks, shoves and SOBATS! Titan reels Lio in, Canadian Rack for a DOMINATOR GUTBUSTER and then a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!! Lio survives and fans fire up! But Titan goes to a corner and climbs up. The fans rally, Titan leaps, but Lio avoids the stomps! Lio goes to ropes, Titan rushes over but Lio avoids the kick. Lio whips, goes around and whips again, but Titan reverses to TORNADO- NO, Lio stops the DDT to mule kick and HEEL KICK! Lio runs, RUSH HOUR!! Fans fire up, Lio brings Titan up to whip and SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!

Fans fire up as Titan is still in this! Lio grows frustrated, and he slaps himself to refocus. Fans rally, Lio goes to a corner and then climbs up. But Titan GAMANGIRIS first! Titan CLUBS Lio, climbs up after him, and CLUBS him more. Titan drags Lio up and fans rally. Titan throws body shots, but Lio throws them back! Lio fights the lift, HEADBUTTS Titan, and HEADBUTTS again! And again and again and again! Titan falls back and Lio adjusts! Fans fire up for the FINAL- NO, Lio has to roll through as Titan moves! Lio comes back, into a SUPERKICK! Fans fire up again and Titan hurries to the corner!

Titan skins the cat to the top rope, leaps, but Lio dodges the stops again! Clothesline in the corner, whip to ropes, and a LARIAT knocks Titan back down! Lio heads back up top! But Titan gets away to the far corner. Lio hops down, runs in, but into a BOOT! SOBAT! KICK! CALF KICK! Lio staggers away and Titan powers up! Off comes the elbow pad, and Titan runs in to LOCO LARIAT! Lio is down in the drop zone, Titan goes back up! LA LANCER!! Cover, Titan wins!!

Winner: Titán, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Lio earns 0)

The Bad Child has fallen from the top spot! Is his time running out? Will El Inmortal stay alive in the block until the very end?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 30, B Block: YOH VS Francesco Akira!

Direct Drive is feeling great after he won in the main event, and he’s ready to #StunTheWorld! But while Yoh beat Wato and Wato beat Akira, will Akira burn too hot to stop? Or is there no stopping Yoh now?

The moment Yoh’s introduction is done, he DROPKICKS Akira! The bell rings and Yoh drags Akira up, but Akira fights the underhooks. Akira CHOPS, whips, but Yoh CLOBBERS Akira! Akira bails out but Yoh hurries to PLANCHA! Akira slides in, Yoh lands on his feet but Akira builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and down goes Yoh! Fans fire up and Akira puts Yoh back in. Akira climbs up, Yoh stands, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Akira says if Yoh wants to play, here it comes! SINGLE KNEE STRIKE! Cover, TWO! Akira throws off his shirt and he stands on Yoh’s face. Akira mocks Yoh’s clapping then drags him up.

SPEED- NO, Yoh slips free to roll Akira up, TWO! Akira SUPERKICKS! Yoh staggers to ropes, I’LL BE BACK into another SUPERKICK! Akira saw the rewind coming, he throws up the crown, and he- NO, Yoh ducks the Fireball to O’Conner Roll! FIVE STAR CLUTCH! YOH WINS!!!

Winner: Yoh, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Akira earns 0)

What a shocker! Not so much that Yoh won, but how quickly he won! Akira goes after Yoh but Yoh shoves him away and gets outta there! If Yoh can do this to even Akira, will there be no stopping him from becoming Best of the Super Juniors?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 30, A Block: KUSHIDA VS Hiromu Takahashi!

The Timesplitter has been struggling at only 1-4, but the Ticking Timebomb isn’t exactly untouchable this year. The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion collides with THE IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, who comes out with the brighter golden ticket?

Hiromu’s picture diary entry for Kushida is that he is simply “Kushi.” When Hiromu approaches commentary, he looks to Tanahashi, but hands the diary to Milano! Milano is happy again! The bell rings and fans rally up for “HI-RO-MU!” Hiromu and Kushida circle, feel things out, and then circle more. But then Kushida bails out and goes around the outside. Hiromu waits and Kushida returns quickly enough. They tie up, and are in a deadlock. Hiromu pushes Kushida away and fans rally up. The two circle again, tie up again, and Kushida gets around to a waistlock. Hiromu pries the hold open and wrenches.

Kushida powers through to hammerlock Hiromu, but Hiromu reaches back to headlock. Hiromu then gets his arm free and spins around to have a proper headlock. Hiromu grinds Kushida down, but Kushida fights up. Kushida powers out, then whips Hiromu to hip toss and cartwheel basement dropkick! Hiromu bails out while fans fire up, and Kushida builds speed. Hiromu ducks the slide but Kushida waistlocks. Hiromu switches but Kushida wrenches out for a standing armlock! But Hiromu rakes eyes! The ref reprimands but Hiromu slides back in. Kushida drags him out to slide back in!

Hiromu hurries back in, but into a PENALTY KICK to the arm! Hiromu bails out but Kushida watches him closely. Hiromu rolls back in and Kushida is after the bad arm. Kushida wrenches, WRINGS, and then ties up the arms in that cross arm hold. Kushida pulls on one arm, then falls back to SNAP the lock! Kushida keeps on the pressure as he sits back up and ties up Hiromu’s legs! Hog tie cradle, TWO! Hiromu is free and he gets away to the outside. Kushida goes out to the apron, and he FLYING KNEES the arm! Hiromu clutches the elbow and shouts in pain while fans fire up. Kushida sees the diary, and flips off the “Kushi.”

Kushida drags Hiromu up, puts him in the ring, and pushes Hiromu to a cover. ONE, but Kushida keeps after that bad arm. Kushida has a keylock and he steps over to put more pressure on. Hiromu endures, fights up, and throws body shots. Kushida wrenches the arm to an EL- NO, Hiromu pushes Kushida away! Hiromu runs, but Kushida HANDSPRING KICKS! Hiromu flops out of the ring, and Kushida goes up the corner! Fans rally up and Kushida SUPER SWANTONS! Direct hit and down goes Hiromu! Fans fire up and Kushida brings Hiromu up. Kushida wrenches and puts Hiromu in.

Fans rally as Kushida stalks Hiromu. Hiromu crawls, but Kushida PENALTY KICKS the bad arm! Kushida then jumps on, but Hiromu shoves him away! Kushida runs, Hiromu follows and RANAS! Fans fire up while both men are down! Hiromu goes to a corner, Kushida runs in, but Hiromu dodges to then clothesline! Snapmare and basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! The bad arm might’ve held Hiromu back on that, but he keeps his focus. Hiromu brings Kushida up, suplexes, but Kushida slips out. Hiromu blocks the fastball to spin Kushida for FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! But Kushida fires back up!

Fans rally and Hiromu drags Kushida up. Hiromu fireman’s carries, Kushida slips off and BOOTS the bad arm! Hiromu swings, but into the HOVERBOARD! Hiromu hurries to clasp his hands behind his back, and then he powers through to ROCK Kushida with a forearm! Hiromu eggs Kushida on, so Kushida ROCKS Hiromu! Hiromu ROCKS Kushida, shakes out his bad arm, but Kushida ROCKS Hiromu again! The forearms go back and forth and the fans rally up! Kushida wobbles and Hiromu eggs him on. Kushida ROCKS Hiromu, so Hiromu ROCKS Kushida! They keep going and the fans rally back up!

Kushida forearms, Hiromu forearms, then Kushida ROCKS Hiromu again! Hiromu fires up and fires off a flurry! But Kushida SHOTEIS! And fires off knees! Kushida TOSSES Hiromu out, then goes out after him. Hiromu ROCKS Kushida and Kushida staggers to railing. Hiromu storms over, taunts Kushida, and Kushida ROCKS him again! Kushida pursues Hiromu and Hiromu ROCKS Kushida again! They walk up the ramp a bit, and Kushida ROCKS Hiromu into the railing! Kushida pulls the railing away to get at Hiromu and they brawl right into the crowd! Fans move aside as the forearms keep flying!

Hiromu ROCKS Kushida, follows him to another section, and eggs him on. They get face to face, then continue to go forearm to forearm! More fans move aside as this brawl keeps moving around! They go to the back rows, the spotlight keeping an eye on them. Hiromu gets the edge, but then Kushida choke grips! Hiromu choke grips back, and they push each other further along. The brawling begins again, and Hiromu ROCKS Kushida again! Kushida is dazed, Hiromu talks trash on him and eggs him on, before he ROCKS him again! Fans fire up, and Kushida CHOPS in return! Hiromu falls with some chairs!

Kushida drags Hiromu up, they continue brawling toward the very back of the arena! Hiromu RAMS Kushida into doors! They go backstage! Then outside!! They’re brawling on the lawn! Lights turn on out there so we can still see this! Red Shoes tells them to get back to the ring already! But Kushida puts on the HOVERBOARD!! Hiromu can only endure out here, and Red Shoes says this has to end inside, and also the ring! Hiromu fights up, fireman’s carries, and he DEATH VALLEYS Kushida into the side of the production truck! Fans are thunderous while both men are down!

Fans call to them both as they stir. Hiromu heads for the door, but Kushida tries to stop him. A ring count starts, but they’re so far away! Hiromu fights Kushida off and hurries back inside. Hiromu makes it into the arena, falls over some spare railing, and Kushida hurries in pursuit. But we’re already at 15 of 20! Kushida and Hiromu start running! Kushida slides in at 18, Hiromu slides in at 19.9!! Fans are loving this while both men are down again. Kushida grits his teeth and crawls over to Hiromu, and both men seem to be enjoying this fight now. They stand, and Kushida KICKS Hiromu’s bad arm!

Hiromu clutches the elbow, and Kushida eggs him on. Kushida puts his hands behind his back! Hiromu says he’ll pay for that, and he ROCKS Kushida with a forearm! Kushida staggers all the way to the ropes, and Hiromu eggs him on. Hiromu wants to see that former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Kushida! The fans rally as hard as ever, and Kushida stands back up. Kushida winds up, and ROCKS Hiromu! Then spins him, for a ROLLING ELBOW! Hiromu SUPERKICKS! Kushida goes to ropes, Hiromu clotheslines him to the apron! Hiromu runs, SUNSET FLIP, but Kushida holds on! Kushida stays on the apron!

Kushida punches Hiromu down! Kushida then builds speed, to SLIDING SUNSET BOMB! Kushida uses a remix of Hiromu’s move to take him down! The ring count starts again and Kushida clamps on the HOVERBOARD! But Hiromu RAMS Kushida into the apron! Hiromu goes to the apron, JOHN WOO but into an ARMBAR!! Kushida has Hiromu down but the count is climbing! We’re at 15 of 20 as Hiromu deadlifts Kushida, to POWERBOMB him on the floor!! We’re at 18!! Both men get up but only Hiromu gets in! Hiromu wins!!

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi, by count out (gains 2 points; Kushida earns 0)

The Ace of the Junior Heavyweights just got trumped by Hiromu! Kushida is out of the running while Hiromu is still heading for the top! It may have been by ring out, but will this prove to be Hiromu’s defining win?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 30, B Block: Master Wato VS Robbie Eagles w/ Kosei Fujita!

Two men who won big in the fifth round collide to close out the sixth! Will the Way of the Grandmaster avoid the eagle eye of The Sniper? Or will Eagles pull the Trigger and hit the mark?

The bell rings and the two rush in! Eagles victory rolls, then ties up Wato in the EAGLE LOCK! Wato gets the ropebreak quick and Eagles lets him go. Wato bails out to walk it off, but Eagles waits. Eagles gets the fans to join in on “ROBBIE ROBBIE ROBBIE!” “OI OI OI!” “ROBBIE ROBBIE ROBBIE!” “OI OI OI!”  “ROBBIE!” “OI!” “ROBBIE!” “OI!” “ROBBIE ROBBIE ROBBIE!” “OI OI OI!” Wato returns after that and the two reset. They feel things out, and Wato kicks Eagles’ leg! Eagles kicks Wato’s leg back. Wato kicks Eagles again, but Eagles trips Wato. Things speed up, Eagles hurdles and Wato leaps over!

Things keep moving, Wato ducks but Eagles arm-drags! Wato arm-drags back! Eagles ducks a kick, Wato ducks a kick, and double dropkicks cancel out! Eagles handsprings up and aims his finger gun. Fans fire up and the two reset again. Fans chant for “WATO! WATO!” and Eagles is annoyed. Eagles runs into a SOBAT, then Wato whips. Eagles reverses but Wato BOOTS back! And then BULLDOGS! Fans cheer and Eagles bails out. Wato watches him go around the way, then builds speed! Wato slides but Eagles gets away. Eagles comes back, into a tilt-o-whirl! But Eagles slips out, goes up and around, and arm-drags Wato to the floor!

Fans fire up while Wato writhes! Eagles gets in the ring while Wato uses the commentary desk to stand. Eagles builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and fans fire up again! Eagles stands on a chair to get fans to join in “T M D K!” clap clap, clap clap clap. Eagles says arigato, and then he apologizes to Wato for this CHOP! Wato goes around the way, Eagles puts him in, and then drops a knee! Cover, TWO! Eagles sits Wato up to run and LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Wato is still in this but Eagles keeps cool. Eagles pushes Wato around, messes with his hair, but Wato slaps Eagles! Eagles slaps back!

Wato throws a forearm, Eagles ROCKS Wato! Wato fires another forearm, and another and another! Eagles kicks low, runs, and catches Wato’s dropkick into a HEEL HOOK! Fans fire up, Wato scrambles around, ROPEBREAK! Fans cheer, Eagles lets off, and Wato clutches his knee. Eagles drags Wato over and brings the leg through ropes. Eagles pulls on the leg, but lets off as Red Shoes counts. Eagles then lines up the shot, and PENALTY KICKS the leg! Eagles says that’s six points! A reference to cricket perhaps? Eagles mockingly tries a “Wato Wato Wato!” chant but no one responds, so he has a good laugh.

Eagles drags Wato up but Wato throws body shots. Eagles eggs Wato on so Wato throws a forearm. Eagles blocks the kick to drop a knee on the knee! Fans rally, Eagles covers, TWO! Eagles keeps his cool and he gets Wato’s leg again. Eagles lets out a “WOO~!” and fans echo it. But Wato kicks away with his free leg! Eagles eggs Wato on, gives him toying kicks, and Wato sits up. Eagles stomps the bad leg, then KICKS Wato in the chest! And again! And again, but Wato blocks! Eagles forearms free, but Wato gets around the boot to ZIGZAG! Both men are down and fans rally back up. Wato goes to a corner, Eagles runs in but only gets buckles!

Wato returns but Eagles puts him on the apron. Wato GAMANGIRIS, springboards, and FLYING UPPERCUTS! Eagles bails out and fans fire up! Wato builds speed to FLY! Direct hit at the ramp! Both men are down, the fans fire up again, and Red Shoes checks. Wato stands, he fires up, and fans rally with him. Wato brings Eagles up, puts him in, and climbs up the corner. Eagles stands, Wato leaps, MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Fans continue to rally as Wato fires back up. Wato drags Eagles into a waistlock, but Eagles fights the German Suplex! Eagles mule kicks the leg, ASAI, but Wato slips free!

Eagles waistlocks, Wato switches, Eagles throws elbows but Wato crucifix rolls and brings Eagles up, RECIENTEMENTE! Cover, TWO!! Eagles escapes and shocks Wato! Wato hurries to body scissor and roll, VENDAVAL!! Eagles is caught in the butterfly stretch but he fights his way around. Fans rally, Eagles fights his way forward, but Wato rolls him away! Sunset flip, TWO!! Back to VENDAVAL!! Eagles endures, but he’s fading! Red Shoes checks Eagles, but he springs back to life! Eagles moves around, reaches out, inches his way over, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Wato lets go while fans cheer.

Wato keeps his focus, he brings Eagles up again and waistlocks. Eagles fights the half nelson, breaks free, but Wato ROCKS him! Then HALF ‘N- NO, Eagles arm-drags free! Wato goes to a corner, Eagles runs in but into a BOOT! Eagles LOW 619s! Eagles then rolls and comes back, METEORA! Wato is dazed while Eagles flops to the apron. Fans rally up as Wato crawls and Eagles stands. Eagles springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK the legs! And then back to the EAGLE LOCK!! Wato endures as Eagles thrashes him around! Wato reaches out, crawls, fights his way over, but Eagles drags him back!

Fans rally as hard as ever as Wato endures! Eagles puts as much pressure as he can on the hold, but Wato fights his way to the ROPEBREAK! Fans cheer as Eagles lets go in frustration. Eagles drags Wato out, traps the arms, and then SMASHES the knee! Wato writhes and Eagles takes aim again. Wato rises, Eagles runs in, but Wato blocks the Trigger! Eagles still goes for a leg, steps through, but Wato KICKS Eagles from below! Fans fire up while both men are down again! The fans rally as hard as they can while Eagles and Wato stir. Eagles sits up first but he flops back over. Wato crawls after him and they both sit up.

Fans rally as Wato throws a forearm! Eagles wobbles, but he comes back with a forearm! Wato shakes his head, and he comes back with another forearm! Eagles throws a forearm, Wato throws it back! Eagles throws another forearm, so Wato throws it back! Both men stand, and Eagles CHOPS! Wato grits his teeth and CHOPS back! Eagles CHOPS, Wato staggers, but Wato CHOPS in return. Eagles throws a forearm, Wato throws a forearm, they go back and forth! Fans rally up as the shots keep going, and Wato gets the edge! But Eagles KICKS away on the leg! Wato KICKS Eagles’ legs out!

Wato hurries to bring Eagles back up, for more forearms! Eagles KNEES low, but Wato blocks his kick! Wato spins Eagles for a ROUNDHOUSE! And SCREW HIGH- ROUNDHOUSE from Eagles!! Eagles roars as he rises up and gets Wato! ASAI DDT! Cover, TWO!!! Wato survives, but Eagles hurries to hook him up! But Wato fights off the Turbo Backpack to scoop and TTD!! Both men are down after the Tenzan Tombstone, and Wato crawls to a cover. TWO!!! Eagles survives but Wato is too tired to be upset. Wato drags Eagles to a drop zone, then goes to the corner. Wato drags himself to the apron and up the corner.

Fans rally up and Wato reaches the top. But Eagles hurries to anchor him! Wato CLUBS Eagles down, but Eagles comes right back. Eagles climbs up to join Wato but Wato fires off forearms! Eagles staggers away, but comes right back to GAMANGIRI! Wato wobbles up top and fans rally again. Eagles climbs up after Wato again, they both stand, and Eagles SUPER STEINERS!! Wato flounders, Eagles goes right back up! 450 onto knees! Wato saves himself but it was double-edged! Fans are thunderous as both men stir. Wato goes to ropes and stands up. He hobbles back to Eagles, brings him into a waistlock, GERMAN SUPLEX but Eagles lands on his feet!

Wato turns around into a ROUNDHOUSE! SUPERKICK! PELE!! Wato wobbles, Eagles roars, and TRI- NO, Wato ducks! SCREW HIGH KICK!! Eagles wobbles, Wato half nelsons, but Eagles victory rolls, only for Wato to kick him away! Wato O’Conner Rolls Eagles, into the TUTENKAKU!! Bridging cover, Wato wins!!

Winner: Master Wato, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Eagles earns 0)

The Mighty Don’t Kneel, but Eagles falls out of the top spot!! Will The Sniper no longer be shooting for the semifinals with this?

As for Wato, he gets the mic to say “YOSHA~! <Alright!> I beat Kanemaru, and then that started a hot streak for me. Just like this, I’ll make the finals and I’ll win. I’ll open new doors for the junior heavyweight division!” Fans are excited to see it, will the Way of the Grandmaster lead to the top?

 

Here are the NEW A Block standings!

Mike Bailey: 5-1, 10 points
Taiji Ishimori: 4-2, 8 points
Hiromu Takahashi: 4-2, 8 points
Titán: 4-2, 8 points
Lio Rush: 4-2, 8 points
TJP: 4-2, 8 points
DOUKI: 2-4, 4 points [ELIMINATED]
SHO: 2-4, 2 points [ELIMINATED]
KUSHIDA: 1-5, 2 points [ELIMINATED]
Ryusuke Taguchi: 0-6, 0 points [ELIMINATED]

 

Here are the NEW B Block standings!

Master Wato: 4-2, 8 points
Robbie Eagles: 4-2, 8 points
YOH: 4-2, 8 points
El Desperado: 4-2, 8 points
Clark Connors: 3-3, 6 points
Francesco Akira: 3-3, 6 points
Kevin Knight: 3-3, 6 points
Dan Moloney: 2-4, 4 points [ELIMINATED]
Yoshinobu Kanemaru: 2-4, 4 points [ELIMINATED]
BUSHI: 1-5, 2 points [ELIMINATED]


My Thoughts:

An awesome round here! Everyone was going hard this round, like they were hoping to push things from last round. Great showing from Douki against Mike Bailey but it makes sense Bailey still wins to stay strong at the front of the block. Great win from Bushi, and Kanemaru was on the bubble as it was, so it’s not like Bushi really spoils anything. Another great showing from Taguchi and they really made it feel like he was gonna get this, but it still makes sense TJP wins out to keep his hopes alive. There is quite the traffic jam of 4-2 for A Block, these last three rounds are going to be awesome just on that.

Hilarious antics from Sho and Evil this time, you have to applaud how creative they’re being about cheating. Yoh beating Akira super fast was also really wild, really bold and creative. Yoh tends to be the dark horse choice in these tournaments, but he’s really making a push for it this time. There isn’t as much of a jam in B Block but having the top four all be 4-2 also makes for some really interesting outcomes these next three rounds. Wato gets a great main event win, and Hiromu having a count out win rather than something definitive is good stuff, too. Wato could also be a dark horse for the semifinals, I can’t wait to see how this unfolds.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Drew McIntyre says down with Day One Uce!

Though he’s primed to go after the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Drew McIntyre looks to crush Main Event Jey Uso once and for all!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • GUNTHER VS Dominik Mysterio w/ JD McDonagh; wins.
  • Becky Lynch VS Nia Jax; wins.
  • Drew McIntyre VS Jey Uso; wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Cody Rhodes is here!

San Antonio fires up for The American Nightmare as he makes his way to the ring. The fans sing along with the song, and “WHOA~ OH~!” get the pyro. Cody steps into the ring, the fans chant his name, and he gets the mic to ask, “So, San Antonio…! What do we wanna talk about? I’d love if we could speak about how at WrestleMania 40, in the main event, with the lights on brightest, the biggest game of the year, I will stand across from the greatest champion in company history, The Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns.” The fans boo, but Cody says, “However… I am really unable to talk about that because of a… distraction.”

Cody says there’s a distraction that stings quite a bit. He is of course talking about… The Rock. Fans boo more, then chant “ROCKY SUCKS! ROCKY SUCKS!” Cody says last week, The Rock went to Instagram, posted a 16 minute video, then spoke at length on SmackDown. To sum it up, The Rock called the fans in Phoenix meth heads, talked about Cody’s dog, and don’t ever talk bad about Cody’s dog, and then of course, the biggest headline of all, which The Rock made sure wasn’t the headline, The Rock ever so eloquently spun things and changed the conversation.

The Rock presented a whole new challenge like the master politician that he is. No wonder people want him to run for office. Hell, Cody might even end up voting for The Rock. But Cody can’t dismiss those words entirely, because it is true what The Rock said about their conversation. The Rock poured honey into Cody’s ear, telling Cody that the people don’t want Cody VS Roman. The people want Rock VS Roman. Fans boo because that’s wrong, and Cody points out how the fans started chanting something else. The fans respond here with “We Want Cody!” Cody nods and continues by saying that he heard all that, the management all heard it, and Cody appreciates it.

The Rock of course heard all that, because then he called those fans “crybabies.” Are there any crybabies here in San Antonio? The fans fire up! But now, The Rock has presented an entirely different challenge. One that doesn’t just involve Cody, but one that involves his… friend. Yeah, they’re friends! And it’s time for that friend to come out here! Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the World Heavyweight Champion, Seth FREAKIN’ Rollins! The Visionary makes his entrance in a volt green ensemble and the fans sing his song, “WHOA~ OH~ OHH~!” Rollins joins Cody in the ring, gets a mic, and then revels in the singing.

Rollins then says, “San Antonio! Welcome…! To Monday! Night! Rollins~!” The fans cheer and Rollins ask “Mr. Nightmare, what’re you thinking, my man?” Cody says obviously, Rollins has offered to have Cody’s back against The Bloodline. Rollins stood next to Cody when he got slapped across the face, and Rollins has said he’s going to be there moving forward. The plot has been incredibly twisted. Cody didn’t even think he was gonna be on the WrestleMania card anymore, but when he saw that pompous PowerPoint presentation about The Bloodline’s family being better than everyone else’s that Cody had to go back on his word.

Cody won the Rumble, it is his right, HE gets to challenge Roman Reigns. Rollins meanwhile, coming off injury, he has to face the only other guy who has pinned Cody since Cody’s WWE return in Drew McIntyre. So, what Cody is saying and has wanted to say for all the world to see: Roman & Rock are two Mount Rushmore caliber wrestlers, working together, Cody fully understands if Rollins wants to focus on McIntyre and is not onboard with having Cody’s back. Rollins scratches the back of his head while he thinks. Rollins says he respects Cody giving him the out, Rollins will take care of McIntyre, alright?

Fans cheer as Rollins reminds us that he told McIntyre, he told Cody and he told the world, there are some things bigger than us. And taking down The Bloodline is the BIGGEST thing they can do! The fans cheer more, and Rollins says this isn’t just Cody’s story that needs to be finished. It is Rollins’ story, too. Ten years ago, Rollins and Roman came in together, they wanted to take the power from the top. Rollins wanted to take the power and give it back to the people! Turns out, Roman wants to keep all the power for himself! And here’s the problem: Rollins and Cody are this close. The Rock being in The Bloodline, they are this close to Roman Reigns having absolute power.

And The Rock, well… Rollins isn’t sure about the fans but he knows Cody agrees with this, Rollins is so over The Rock. The fans chant “ROCKY SUCKS!” again and Rollins says yeah, he does suck! And he ain’t been The Rock for a long time. He damn sure ain’t been The People’s Champ! And so Rollins isn’t just gonna call him any of that. Rollins has been thinking about it, he wants a new name for The Rock. He’s now gonna be… Diarrhea Dwayne! Because he’s been running his mouth and all that comes out is wet baby poo. The fans chant “DIARRHEA!” and Rollins is amused. Guess San Antonio agrees, huh?

Rollins continues to say that The Rock gets on Instagram, and 21 minutes!? Seriously? He insults Cody’s dog and says he can make the World Heavyweight Championship “go away?” That with a snap of his fingers, because he’s the boss, he’ll make it go away. Rock, Rollins dares you to try! And get this! In case you didn’t hear him, because 21 minutes is a long time to listen to that idiot, Rock said he made pro-wrestling cool again! Fans boo and Rollins agrees there. The Rock is our wrestling savior! He made this cool! Diarrhea Dwayne, you ain’t been cool in 20 years!

But here’s what is cool: This morning, Rollins received a 100% medical clearance! He is BACK, he is ready to go, and so this Friday, Rollins will be at SmackDown to confront The Bloodline! The fans fire up hearing that! Rollins wants to know, though, as he’s asked Cody many times and told him for weeks. Rollins has Cody’s back, so what Rollins wants to know is: does Cody have his? Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” Cody tells Rollins that he also has a message for The Rock. “It’s been a long time since you haven’t just been handed something. I think it’s been since you had that seven bucks in your pocket, and I think you forgot.

“The People’s Champion is not in perpetuity, Rock. I am not the same man as you. I’m not gonna whine in a 21 minute promo. I am coming to SmackDown with Seth Freakin’ Rollins, I am going to stand across from you, Roman Reigns, The Wise Man, the whole Bloodline, in the great state of Texas, and this Friday, I will give you face-to-face, eye-to-eye, not whispering in your ear, crystal clear and obvious answer for what’s happening at WrestleMania!” Well, the American Nightmare & Visionary are all fired up, and it is pretty clear what’s about to happen at WrestleMania! Will this dream team tear down the Rock & Roman?

 

GUNTHER VS Dominik Mysterio w/ JD McDonagh!

Der Ring General wants challengers for his Intercontinental Championship, but he also doesn’t really take anyone else on this roster seriously. And, well, of all people to step up to him, it was Dirty Dom. Will the Prodigal Son prove the doubters wrong and find a way to bring down the most dominant Intercontinental Champion in history? Or is he going to wish he never left Papa Rey’s side?

The bell rings and Dom circles with Gunther. They feel things out, Dom kicks low but then backs away. The fans chant “Dom, You Suck!” Dom and Gunther tie up, and Gunther TOSSES Dom away! Dom staggers up and Gunther smiles. Dom and Gunther reset, then Dom goes for a leg. Gunther smothers that takedown with a facelock, then gets a leg! HALF CRAB! Dom scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Gunther lets off, and the Irish Ace coaches Dom up. Dom gets up to shove Gunther, then CHOPS him! Fans fire up but Gunther TOSSES Dom to a corner! Dom dodges the chop to CHOP again!

Gunther snarls, Dom wants forgiveness and hides in the ropes. Then Dom SLAPS Gunther! Gunther chases Dom out of the ring, and around it, but then JD steps up. JD knows how to take it to Gunther, but Gunther shoves JD into a post! Gunther swings but Dom gets JD outta the way, Gunther CHOPS the POST! Dom then SMACKS the hand off the post! Dom goes up while Gunter slides in, and Dom slingshots to STOMP! Dom gets Gunther up but Gunther gets a SLEEPER! Dom pries the bad arm away for an ELBOW BREAKER! Dom knuckle locks, CHOPS, then goes up and up to flying- NO, Gunther disrupts that!

Gunther kicks low then CHOPS through the pain! Dom falls right outta the ring and fans fire up while Raw goes to break.

 


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Mitchell’s AEW Revolution Results & Report! (3/3/24)

Revolution is a mystery!

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This is the biggest Revolution yet!

While the AEW World Championship is defended in a Triple Threat, Revolution is also Sting’s last match ever! Will The Icon retire undefeated? Or will the EVPs serve him a bitter “severance package?”

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Zero Hour – 12 Man Tag: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang VS Willie Mack, Private Party & Team Triple J w/ Sonjay Dutt & Karen Jarrett; BBSG wins.
  • Zero Hour – Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Julia Hart & Skye Blue; Kris & Willow win.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Christian Cage w/ The Patriarchy VS Daniel Garcia; Christian wins and retains the title.
  • AEW Continental Triple Crown Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Bryan Danielson; Eddie wins and retains the titles.
  • All-Star Scramble: Chris Jericho VS Lance Archer VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Wardlow VS Hook VS Brian Cage VS Magnus VS Dante Martin; Wardlow wins and earns a future AEW World Championship opportunity.
  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom; Strong wins and becomes the new AEW International Champion.
  • FTR VS Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli; Moxley & Claudio win.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: “Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Deonna Purrazzo; Storm wins and retains the title.
  • Don Callis Family Feud: Will Ospreay VS Konosuke Takeshita; Ospreay wins.
  • AEW World Championship Triple Threat: Samoa Joe VS Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Hangman Page; wins and
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships Tornado Tag Match: Sting & Darby Allin VS The Young Bucks; win and

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Revolution Zero Hour!

Join Renee Paquette and RJ City in discussing, analyzing and predicting the night that features Sting’s last match ever!

 

Tony Schiavone and David Crockett are here!

These two reunite in the Greensboro Arena, where so much of Sting’s iconic career took place. David says as we know, tonight is about family. The Young Bucks made this extremely personal when they attacked Sting’s sons, so what was to be a celebration of a great career has become a grudge match. There is purpose and revenge, Sting isn’t leaving until he finishes the job. Great years were spent here, the centerpiece of Jim Crockett Promotions and the NWA. Here on hallowed ground, from 1988 to 2024, Sting finishes his career here, live on PPV! Dial in, because there’ll be nothing else like it!

 

Zero Hour – 12 Man Tag: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang VS Willie Mack, Private Party & Team Triple J w/ Sonjay Dutt & Karen Jarrett!

Jay White & Colten Gunn made it work with Daddy Ass, The Acclaimed made it work with Austin, and we have seen the entire six pack in action and win once before. Will this be another hit for the super group? Or will the mash-up of The Mack, Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy, Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett & Satnam Singh destroy the dysfunctional half dozen?

“Platinum on the mic, I’ma ’bout to cook this! All these jobbers in the ring, who the hecc booked this? A Black guy, an Indian and Jeff in the mix, I just wanna know: whose fetish is this? You make my job easy when I’m rappin’, you’re like an offensive joke waitin’ to happen! The Bang Scissor- Sh*t!” Caster lost his flow three times in a row! Is #TriplePartyJay winning gonna open the show? Bowens still shouts, “GRRREENSBOROOO~! The Bang Bang Scissor Gang has arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass!” And he does~!

The teams sort out and Austin starts against Brother Zay. The fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” and Austin circles with Zay. Jarrett coaches Zay up and he ties up with Austin. Austin headlocks, grinds the hold, Sonjay offers fist bumps to the commentary team. Zay slips around to headlock Austin but Austin powers out. Zay ducks ‘n’ dodges and squealing DROPKICKS! Zay kips up and the fans join in on “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Things speed up, Zay whips but Austin ducks ‘n’ dodges, then he BOOTS Zay down! Austin says “SHOTS! SHOTS!” and the fans join in! Zay is annoyed, he swings but misses and Austin JABS, JABS, JABS and two-steps to DECK Zay!

Austin brings Zay up, brings him over, and tags in Colten. The Gunns whip, body shot and knee lift! Then Colten CLOBBERS Zay! “Guns up!” The fans join in again as Colten says “SHOTS!” Zay tags Quen, Quen circles with Colten, then gets around to CLUB him! Quen RAMS Colten into a corner, Sonjay talks smack, and Quen whips corner to corner. Colten reverses then back drops Quen away! Quen squeals like Zay! Colten DROPKICKS Quen down and then tags in Caster. Caster brings Quen up, scoops, staggers, but he still SLAMS Quen down. Tag to Bowens and he goes up, to SCISSOR ME TIMBERS!

The fans fire up while Bowens covers, TWO! Bowens says guns up, and then he brings Quen around. Tag to Colten, they mug Quen and Colten clamps onto an arm. Quen fights up, pulls hair, and he puts Colten on the ropes. The ref counts, Quen lets off, but Lethal HOTSHOTS Colten! Quen DROPKICKS Colten down! Fans boo but Quen tags in Jarrett. They mug Colten, and Double J stomps Colten to ropes. Jarrett runs, pulling the ref’s attention, which allows Karen to CHOKE Colten before the STRADDLE ATTACK! Fans boo more as Jarrett starts up the Fargo Strut, and everyone on his team joins in on the outside!

Jarrett stomps Colten around then tags in Lethal. Jarrett whips Colten to kick low, Lethal hits the SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Lethal soaks up the heat, kicks at Austin, then goes back to Colten. Tag to Mack and the fans finally have reason to cheer. Mack whips and LARIATS Colten down! Mack keeps Colten from BBSG, then tags in Quen. Quen drops knees, and fans actually chant, “Let’s Go, Colten!” Colten endures, fights up, but Quen snapmares him down. Tag to Kassidy for the slingshot SENTON! Zay then taunts BBSG before he stomps away on Colten. Zay clamps on a chinlock but Colten endures.

The fans rally, Colten fights up, and he throws body shots! Colten gets free but Zay CLUBS him! Zay kicks, Colten blocks, but he gets the DRAGON WHIP! Tag to Quen and Private Party coordinate. Quen is the stepstool, Zay runs up, but Colten dodges! Party in Motion hits the rest of the team! Zay & Quen panic, they get Colten’s legs but he BOOTS them away! Hot tag to Bowens! The Five Tool Player rallies on Private Party! ROLLING ELBOW for Quen, ROLLING ELBOW for Zay! Lethal runs in but he gets Rock Paper Scissors SUPERKICK! Bowens ROCKS Quen to run and FAMOUSER BULLDOG! Sonjay gets on the apron, Bowens DECKS him!

Karen distracts the ref while Jarrett runs up, Bowens dodges, but into the LETHAL COMBINATION! Quen covers, TWO! Quen drags Bowens up and tags in Satnam! Satnam CHOPS Bowens, brings him around, and then TOSSES him across the ring! Bowens tumbles, Satnam drags him back over and tags Lethal back in. Lethal dusts off his hands and smiles, then he brings Bowens up. Lethal suplexes and holds Bowens up for a count of TEN before the SLAM! Lethal grins at Billy then goes back to Bowens. Tag to Jarrett and Triple J whips. Bowens reverses but Lethal stops himself, Jarrett RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS!

Jarrett stomps away on Bowens, says he’s going nowhere, then whips him to ropes. Bowens KICKS back, both men stagger, and Jarrett runs up! Bowens ROCKS Jarrett again and again and again! The fans fire up as Bowens runs, but Jarrett ELBOWS him! Jarrett runs to STRADDLE the ropes as Bowens moves! Jarrett hobbles, Bowens BOOTS him then goes up to BLOCKBUSTER! The fans fire up as both men are down! Switchblade coaches Bowens, the fans rally for him, too, and Bowens crawls over! Jarrett also crawls, hot tags to Mack and Billy! Daddy Ass rallies on Mack, Lethal, Private Party, and he even DECKS Satnam!

Billy tells the One in a Billion to “SUCK THIS!” and then he SPLASHES Mack in a corner! Billy brings Mack out, kicks low and tells him “SUCK IT!” But Satnam trips him up! Mack hits a STUNNER, followed by a LETHAL INJECTION! Zay hurries up top to SWANTON BOMB! Quen adds on a 450 SPLASH!! Mack hurries to cover, TWO!! Billy survives and shocks #TriplePartyJay! The BBSG drag them all out and send them into barriers, but then Mack goes up! Mack SIX-STAR FLOPS as Billy moves! White is there, hot tag to King Switch! And he drags Mack up for the BLADE- NO, Zay springboards in!

White dodges Zay, Zay turns around into the 3:10 TO YUMA! But Quen CROSSBODIES the Gunn Sons! But then Quen turns around into THE ARRIVAL! Caster goes up for the MIC DROP!! Jarrett drags Bowens out and sends him into railing! Satnam storms in and White gets face to chest with the giant! But then Billy has White hold on. Billy is big but still not Satnam big! Satnam shoves them both away, DECKS Bowens, then grabs Caster! Satnam TOSSES Caster, then SHOVES Austin! White CHOP BLOCKS him, but Satnam stays up!? Billy kicks low and White CHOP BLOCKS again, they finally get the giant on his knees!

The fans fire up as White sets Satnam up for a FAMOUSER!! Mack returns to SUPERKICK Billy! White gets Mack again, BLADERUNNER!!! Cover, BBSG wins!!

Winners: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang, by pinfall

#TriplePartyJay tried to use the numbers game, but not even they could stop this super six pack from flexing their guns! The AEW World Trios & ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions stand tall together once again, and White gets the mic. “Yo! Yo! YO!” White is copying Max as he says, “Listen! See, Max? It’s not that hard. Oh yeah, guns up for my Greensboro Gold Members~!” Now, White is always telling the gang about how much he loves Greensboro. It’s one of his favorite cities in the world! The fans appreciate that, and White continues to say that Greensboro has some of the greatest wrestling fans!

The fans again cheer, and White says hey, what better place to have an event like Revolution? And there’s a lot of action tonight! Will Ospreay is here! Who walks out the AEW World Champion? Fans chant “JOE! JOE! JOE!” so that answers that. Oh oh oh oh, who is ready for Sting’s last match, huh? The fans sure are! A very big night, kicking off the biggest way possible with the Bang! Bang! Scissor! Gang! The two best trios, the single best six man team, and the GREATEST faction in the GREATEST wrestling company, AEW! The fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” and White says BBSG is led by one of the greatest of all time.

White can remind any of us, that on any given day, at any given moment, just who he is. He’ll remind us why he is the Catalyst of Pro-Wrestling! He’ll remind us to Breathe with the Switchblade! The fans sing, “OH~ Scissor Me, Switchblade~!” White says in ten days time, AEW Dynamite in Boston, maybe he handles some Big Business of his own! Fans like the sound of that. But until then, EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed. And if you ain’t down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP! The Switchblade is taking aim at something, two guesses what title he wants to add to the collection.

 

Backstage interview with Best Friends.

Lexi Nair is with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta, Rocky Romero & Chuck Taylor, but also Doc Sampson, because we need a medical update on the International Champion before his match with Roderick Strong tonight. Doc says as we know, Cassidy has been getting beat up the last few months, and that Doc keeps telling Cassidy to tape up that back and ribs. Tonight, it happens or he isn’t being cleared. Then with all that said, how does Cassidy feel going into this? Trent speaks up that Cassidy always fights through it. And just like always, the boys have his back. Cassidy wants to talk to them about that, actually

Tonight, before, during and after, Best Friends need to stay in the back. Cassidy is sick and tired of seeing his friends getting hurt because of him, so he has to do this on his own. Chuck says yeah, he’ll keep the others back and respect Cassidy on this. Hands in, and even Doc and Lexi join in. Freshly Squeezed has support in spirit, but will that not help when The Undisputed Kingdom will stack the deck?

 

We hear from PAC!

The Bastard says, “Here we go again. A tale as old as time. The forgotten bastard! Where have you been, boy? None of your pissin’ business where I’ve been! Well, you tell me. Who said life’s so hard? Huh? Every man has his struggle. Do you think I don’t know the burden of shame? Isolated, blinded, broken. I almost popped me clogs. But I didn’t~! You’ll never get rid of me, Tony Khan! I’m like a cockroach, an indestructible little bastard, always lurking in the underbelly. I will be back very soon, whether you like it or not. And I am going to drag this festering scrotum of a company into a new age! Because I’m alive, ladies and gentlemen! And doesn’t it feel good to be alive?”

 

Zero Hour – Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Julia Hart & Skye Blue!

The Galaxy’s Greatest Babes with the Power have been meaning to settle things with the Princess of the Black Throne and her little sidekick for some time, so no better time than Revolution! Will Kris & Willow crush the TBS Champion and Chicago Skye? Or will Greensboro see The House Always Wins?

Stokely joins commentary to explain that everyone has miscommunications. He wanted Kris to do things one way, Willow wanted it the other, let’s just drop the issue. The teams sort out and Skye starts against Willow. These two circle, but Julia spooks Willow and that allows Skye to attack! Skye stomps Willow, Willow shoves her away so Skye swing on Kris! Kris ducks the sucker punch, and Willow ROCKS Skye! Willow CHOPS Skye, fans “WOO~!” and then Willow CHOPS again! Tag to Kris and Willow feeds Skye to the shoulder tackle! The fans fire up as Kris whips Skye to a corner. Kris runs in to ROCK and CHOP Skye for herself!

Kris fires forearms and CHOPS over and over! The fans fire up but the ref counts, and Kris lets off at 4. Kris then runs corner to corner, but into a BOOT! Skye runs up, but into a scoop! Skye slips fere, tag to Julia, and the fans fire up as Kris arm-drags Julia down! Kris scoops Julia now, and she SLAMS Julia down! Julia sits up, into a SLIDING LARIAT! Tag to Willow, she runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Willow drags Julia up, suplexes, but Skye saves Julia. Kris ROCKS Skye, then reels her in. Kris & Willow both suplex high and hard! Fans fire up while Kris gets Skye outta the ring and Willow covers Julia, TWO!

Willow keeps cool and hauls Julia up. Willow bumps Julia off buckles, tags Kris, then Kris bumps Julia off more buckles. Kris CLUBS Julia, CHOPS her, then brings her out. Julia fires body shots but Kris powers up to hit a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Kris keeps on Julia and tags Willow back in. They whip Julia to a corner, then Willow runs to back body block! Willow clotheslines Julia, snapmares, but Julia avoids the boot to CHOP BLOCK! Julia RAMS Willow into the corner, tags in Skye, and Julia CHOKES Willow on ropes so Skye can SHINING WIZARD! Skye keeps moving, and she BOOT WASHES Willow down!

Skye waves to Stokely and says that was for him. Stoke says to watch your mouth! Skye covers Willow, TWO! Skye CLUBS Willow, stomps her to the corner, then digs her boot in. The ref counts, Skye lets off, and Julia CHOKES Willow! Skye runs in to ROCK Willow then snapmare her down. Skye KICKS Willow right in the back! Skye pushes Willow around but the fans rally. Willow throws body shots but Skye DECKS her! Skye scuffs Willow, but Willow throws more body shots! Skye ROCKS Willow but the fans fire up! Skye clinches but Willow throws body shots. Skye throws Willow down by her hair!

Skye taunts Kris, CLUBS Willow, then tags in Julia. Julia CHOPS Willow, puts her in another corner, and CHOPS again! Willow turns things around to CHOP! The fans fire up but Julia RAMS Willow into the corner. Tag to Skye and Skye stomps a mudhole! The ref counts, Skye lets off, and she storms back up. Skye stomps Willow, brings her around, but Willow cradle counters! TWO! Skye escapes and LARIATS Willow down! Cover, TWO! Willow stays in this but Skye slaps her! Willow and Skye fire forearms, and then Skye CHOKES Willow on ropes while she shrieks! The ref counts but Skye lets off to bump Willow off buckles.

Skye tags Julia and Julia fires forearms and haymakers on Willow. Julia CLUBS Willow down, digs her boot in, then lets off as the ref counts. Tag back to Skye, they mug Willow then double whip her back into the corner. The fans rally as Julia & Skye double whip again and again! Skye then runs in but Willow dodges her! Willow ducks Julia, but Skye gets a leg! Willow BOOTS Skye & Julia away, hot tag to Kris! The fans fire up as Kris rallies on Skye & Julia! Then she gives them a meeting of the minds! Kris goes up a corner, DOUBLE BACK ELBOW! The fans fire up as Kris kips up and windmills! Kris runs in to UPPERCUT Julia in a corner!

Kris goes corner to corner, UPPERCUT for Skye! Kris goes back to ROCK Julia! And then UPPERCUT for Skye! Kris sends Skye into Julia, LEG SWEEP FLATLINER and a DOUBLE SENTON! Cover on Skye, TWO! Skye stays in this but Kris drags her up. Kris fireman’s carries but Skye fights free. Skye waistlocks, Kris switches but Julia tags in before the O’Conner, CHAOS THEORY! Fans fire up but Julia runs in, BLINDSLIDE LARIAT! Julia drags Kris up by her hair, and reels her in for the HARTLESS LOCK! Kris tips it to a cover! TWO, and Kris RAMS Julia into the corner! Willow tags in and Kris RAMS Julia more!

Kris winds up, Julia dodges the haymaker but Willow ROCKS her instead! Kris & Willow double whip Julia but she ducks the double lariat, and Skye DOUBLE CROSSBODIES! But she gets caught, literally! DOUBLE FALL AWAY SLAM! The fans are thunderous as Kris then scoops Julia and puts her in a Tree of Woe, trapping Skye! Willow runs in, Julia sits up so Skye takes the CANNONBALL! Willow puts Julia back in the Tree, deadlifts her out of it, and then RAMS her into the buckles, OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE! Julia stands up, Willow runs in, but Julia drop toeholds her into ropes! Skye runs up but Willow avoids the knee!

Kris YANKS Skye down and Skye bounces off the apron! Julia runs up at Willow, but Willow wrenches and fireman’s carries, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Julia survives and Stoke is frustrated for his team. Skye and Kris brawl, Skye ROCKS Kris and SUPERKICKS! Willow gives Julia a short arm LARIAT! And another! Julia ELBOWS Willow, brings her around, tag to Skye. Willow still picks Julia up for a SPINEBUSTER, then sits her up to reel her in! Gut wrench and BABE WITH THE- SUNSET BOMB! Skye SUPERKICKS! Cover, TWO!! Skye is furious and the fans fire up! Skye fireman’s carries, but Willow fights that off.

Willow shoves Skye to a corner, runs up, but Skye dodges. Skye runs in but into a BOOT! Willow goes up, and she MISSILE DROPKICKS Skye! Hot tags to Kris and Julia! Kris and Julia fire shots back and forth, fast and furious! Kris kicks, Julia ducks and ROCKS her! But Kris shoves Julia to a corner. Julia BOOTS Kris right down! Julia then climbs up, for the MOONSAULT! Cover, Willow breaks it!! Stokely is fired up but the fans are torn. Julia glares at Willow as Willow taunts her. Julia clamps onto Kris with an armlock but Willow storms in. Skye BOOTS her down! Skye then MISSILE DROPKICKS Willow to the floor!

Julia drags Kris around, SMACKS her off the mat, then tags Skye back in. Skye kicks Kris around, brings her up and puts her on ropes. Skye ROCKS Kris, she and Julia double whip, but Kris ducks the line, breaks the line, and DOUBLE LARIATS in return! Tag to Willow so she can BOOT Skye! Skye SUPERKICKS! Willow BOOTS again, then ENZI- NO, Skye dodges, runs, and hops on! CODE- NO, POOOOUNCE! PERIOD!! The fans are thunderous again, and Willow grabs at Skye from the apron. Gut wrench, but Julia runs in! Kris SHOTGUNS Julia out, so Willow can hit BABE WITH THE POWERBOMB!! Cover, Kris & Willow win!

Winners: Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale, by pinfall

Stokely says if you’ll excuse him, and he leaves commentary to celebrate with his team. They got on the same page, got the win, and have humbled the TBS Champion, if only for now. But the question is, who will be moving up to challenge the champ down the line?

 

AEW TNT Championship: Christian Cage w/ The Patriarchy VS Daniel Garcia!

Captain Charisma will deny it up and down, but he did lose this title to the Rated R Superstar at Worlds End, then he bullied Killswitch/Luchasaurus in handing over his anytime-anywhere title match contract to get it back. Will that same insurance policy through emotional abuse come through for him tonight? Or will nothing save him from Red Death?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is the true Face of TNT!

The bell rings and the fans rally up for Garcia, but Christian stays in a corner. Christian frowns and finally circles with Garcia. They tie up, go around, and are in a deadlock. They go low, then back up, and end up on ropes. The ref counts, neither man lets go and they end up in the ropes. Christian finally lets off and backs away, but the fans still rally for Garcia. Garcia and Christian reset, tie up again, and Christian waistlocks to then trip Garcia and float to a facelock. Garcia endures the grind, moves around and fights to his feet. Garcia wrenches free for an ELBOW BREAKER, then he headlocks.

Christian powers up and out but Garcia runs him over! The fans fire up as Christian flounders away, then boo as he bails out. Christian regroups with The Patriarchy and huddles up. He tells the cameraman to bug off so they can talk strategy. The Patriarchy breaks huddle and Christian makes his way back into the ring. Garcia and Christian circle, feel things out, and tie up. They’re in another deadlock, but Christian uses his height for leverage. Christian puts Garcia in a corner, but Garcia digs his feet in and pushes Christian back! The fans fire up as Garcia puts Christian in another corner! The ref counts, Christian powers Garcia back to center and then headlocks.

Garcia powers up and out but Christian runs Garcia over! Things speed up, and Christian falls! Is that a fake out or did he really tweak an ankle? The ref has Garcia stay back but fans are calling BS, too. And then Christian pokes Garcia in the eye! The ref reprimands and the fans boo because they knew all along. Christian goes to the apron so he can HOTSHOT Garcia down! Fans boo but Mother Shayna applauds and high-fives Papa Christian. Christian storms in, avoids Garcia’s wild punch and throws down fists. Christian stomps Garcia around then soaks up the heat. Christian mocks Greensboro like he can’t hear them, then he stalks Garcia to a corner.

Garcia fires haymakers in return, but Christian knees low! Christian turns Garcia for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Garcia toughs it out but Christian CHOKES him on ropes! Garcia punches at the knee but Christian lets off at 4. The fans boo but The Patriarchy applauds. Christian stands Garcia up to snapmare and then ELBOW him down! Christian mocks the Garcia dance, then just flexes. The fans boo more but Christian CLAWS at Garcia’s face! The ref counts, Christian lets off, then chinlocks and digs his knee into Garcia’s back. The fans rally, Garcia fights up and he throws body shots! Garcia fires off from all sides in the corner!

The fans fire up, Garcia climbs up, but Christian SHOVES Garcia down to the floor! Then Christian SUPER CROSSBODIES! Credit to Christian for going high risk, and both men are down on the outside. The ring count climbs, but Nick & Killswitchasaurus are there to check on Christian. Christian stands at 5 of 10 but Garcia follows. Christian brings Garcia around at 7 and puts him in at 8. Christian still wants to end this in the ring, and he slaps Garcia around. “You want my championship? Make your father proud!” Christian CHOKES Garcia on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts.

The fans rally for Garcia but Christian chicken wings. Garcia slips free to CHOP BLOCK! Garcia gets the leg, to GROUND DRAGON SCREW! And then he STOMPS that leg! Now Christian’s ankle must really be bothering him! And therefore, ANKLE LOCK! Christian rolls and kicks free, kicks low and he TOSSES Garcia out! Christian actually hobbles now, and Garcia gets in, only for Christian to TOSS him out the other side! Christian walks off the pain while Garcia slowly rises. Christian sees Garcia drag himself up to the apron, and then BLASTS Garcia back to the floor! The fans boo but Christian seems to want the count-out now.

The count climbs, Garcia flounders around at 3 of 10, and drags himself up at 5! Christian ROCKS Garcia, to then HOTSHOT him back down! The count restarts, Nick wants it to be faster but the ref tells him to shut it. Garcia rises again at 7, but Christian POSTS him! Garcia falls again and the count resets. Garcia drags himself up at 4 of 10, but Nick runs in! Garcia TOSSES Nick into the timekeeper’s area! No Champion’s Advantage by disqualification for Christian! Garcia flounders over, we’re at 7 of 10! Garcia rises and steps in at 9, only for Christian to throw hands! Garcia hits back and the fans fire up!

The shots go back and forth, Garcia fires off a flurry! Then he climbs up to CLUB away on Christian! Christian staggers away, Garcia whips, but Christian reverses. Garcia ducks ‘n’ dodges to LEAPING LARIAT! Christian goes to a corner, Garcia pulls the turtleneck up and over Christian’s face! Christian can’t see as Garcia rains down the fists! The fans count along, all the way to nine, and then Garcia does his dance on Christian’s face! And then TEN! The fans fire up while Christian gets the turtleneck out of the way. Garcia runs but Christian ELBOWS him away. Christian goes up, but Garcia gets him for a SUPER DRAGON SCREW!

Garcia reels Christian in but Christian back drops, only for Garcia to sunset flip! TWO, and Garcia hurries to Oklahoma Roll! TWO, and Christian hits low! Christian CHOKES Garcia on the ropes! The ref counts, Christian hops off and then has to slide out because of the bad leg. But Garcia blocks the uppercut to ROCK Christian! Garcia then aims to WRECK Christian with a dropkick! Christian staggers around, Garcia whips him into steel steps! Christian tumbles up and over, but Luchasaurus shouts at Garcia. Garcia glares at the dinosaur, then chases after Christian. Mother Shayna acts as an obstacle, but Garcia still pursues Christian into the ring.

Christian asks for mercy from Garcia, but the fans boo. Garcia blocks the cheap kick, but Christian blocks the uppercut! Christian chicken wings the arms but Garcia elbows free. So Christian dragon sleepers for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Garcia stays in this but Christian says he’s going up. The fans boo but Christian climbs. DIVING HEADBUTT but Garcia dodges, and has the ANKLE LOCK!! Christian flails, reaches out, but Garcia drags him away from ropes! Christian scrambles around, rolls and sends Garcia away. Garcia comes back but into a mule kick! Christian goes up, but Garcia waistlocks!

Garcia pries Christian from the corner, and hits the SAIDO! Cover, TWO! Christian stays in this but Garcia reels him in. Christian trips Garcia, to CATAPULT him into buckles! Christian distracts the ref while crawling away, and Luchasaurus grabs Garcia’s throat! JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM!! The fans boo as Luchasaurus gets away with one! Christian climbs up, to FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives and The Patriarchy is furious! Luchasaurus is so mad, he throws off his shoulder pad! But wait, DADDY MAGIC attacks! The fans are thunderous as Menard RAMS Luchasaurus into the apron, then POSTS him!

But then Menard turns around and Mother Shayna stares him down. Daddy Magic dares her to do something, but she just laughs. Menard blocks the slap! But Luchasaurus is up! Menard fires off hands on Luchasaurus and they go up the ramp! The fans cheer as Menard takes away the rook on Christian’s chessboard! Christian still aims, runs in, but the bad leg stops the spear! Garcia gets Christian with a PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!? Christian survives and shocks everyone! Even Shayna didn’t think he’d kick out! Christian drags himself to ropes, he grabs the arms, but Garcia powers through to jackknife bridge! ROPEBREAK!!

The fans boo but Garcia miscalculated! Shayna distracts the ref, Nick hits a CUTTER in the ropes!! Christian chicken wings Garcia for the KILLSWITCH!! Cover, Christian wins!

Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)

The rook was taken, but Garcia forgot about the pawn! With all these pieces on the board, will anyone ever knock Captain Charisma off his throne?

 

AEW Continental Triple Crown Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Bryan Danielson!

Speaking of thrones, The Mad King still holds the three belts that define this modern American Triple Crown. But even more than these titles, he is looking to win Bryan’s respect. Will Eddie slay the American Dragon and make him shake his hand? Or will Bryan make his last year as a wrestler a golden one?

Renee Paquette is at gorilla with Eddie, saying tonight is all about respect, and perhaps the lack thereof from Bryan, who crowned Eddie “The King of the Bums.” Eddie is the first Continental Crown Champion, and he dedicates tonight’s match to Jun Akiyama. The music hits and Eddie heads out. The introductions are made, the three belts are raised, and we see who leaves Greensboro holding them all!

The bell rings and the fans fire up as Eddie and Bryan stare down. The two circle, feel things out, and test the waters. They circle, knuckle lock, but Bryan kicks! Eddie shrugs that off to give a kick of his own. Bryan kicks again and Eddie hobbles away. The fans rally and duel as the two reset. They tie up collar ‘n’ elbow, Eddie puts Bryan in a corner, but the ref counts. Eddie lets off slowly, but Bryan avoids the chop to CHOP! Bryan dodges the chop again, and Eddie shrugs that off. Eddie and Bryan circle again, test the waters again, and Bryan connects with a kick to the knee! Eddie hobbles back and Bryan soaks up the cheers and jeers.

Eddie scowls and resets with Bryan. Eddie dares Bryan to kick, so Bryan kicks the leg! Eddie still eggs Bryan on, then blocks the kick to fire off body shots! They end up in a corner, Bryan avoids the chop to CHOP! Eddie just shouts at Bryan and storms up on him! Bryan and Eddie feel things out, Bryan avoids another chop. Eddie keeps pushing forward, but Bryan blocks the chop! Bryan reels Eddie in for a fireman’s carry takeover, cover, ONE! Bryan clinches Eddie on the mat but Eddie fights around. Eddie gets his leg guard up but Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! Eddie snarls as he stands back up.

Bryan and Eddie circle as the fans rally up again. They tie up, Eddie snapmares and KICKS! And CHOPS! And KICKS! And CHOPS! Bryan blocks that chop, Eddie stands him up to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Bryan blocks again but Eddie powers him to the corner, for CHOP after CHOP! MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Bryan blocks the last one, so Eddie HEADBUTTS! And SAIDOS! The fans fire up while Bryan bails out. Eddie hobbles but he builds speed to DIVE! Down goes Bryan but Eddie clutches the bad leg. Perhaps that was double-edged but Eddie still brings Bryan to the apron. And he CHOPS again!

Eddie CHOPS, CHOPS, but then Bryan ducks! Eddie’s hand hits POST! Bryan then turns Eddie around to FALCON ARROW to the floor! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! The ring count is climbing but Bryan stands at 5 of 10. “This is Awesome!” already as Bryan drags Eddie up. Bryan wrenches the and bends the fingers, then drags Eddie into the ring with the wristlock. Bryan shifts to top wristlock, and he bends the fingers! Eddie has the ROPEBREAK, but Bryan doesn’t let go! Bryan isolates the arm to STOMP it! Eddie leans on ropes, Bryan goes up the corner, and Bryan MISSILE DROPKICKS the shoulder!

Eddie rests against ropes again, and Bryan KICKS him! And KICKS! And then goes up a corner, to MISSILE DROPKICK Eddie down! The fans rally and duel while Bryan grabs the bad arm and twists the wrist. Bryan bends the fingers, tortures the entire arm, then isolates it again. Bryan STOMPS it again! Eddie clutches the elbow while fans are torn. Bryan doesn’t hesitate, he goes up the corner. Eddie stands, Bryan leaps, but Eddie catches him! EXPLODER! There’s part of the shoutout to Jun Akiyama! The fans fire up again while Eddie shakes out the bad arm. Bryan stands, and Eddie CHOPS!

Eddie clutches the arm, that chop was double-edged. Bryan runs up, Eddie clinches again, but Bryan wrenches the bad arm. Eddie refuses to be brought down and he DDTS Bryan! Cover, TWO, but Eddie clamps on the STRETCH PLUM! Bryan endures, and he powers free of Eddie’s bad arm! Bryan twists the wrist again, wrangles Eddie down, and once again isolates the arm! But Eddie rolls back to sit up and facelock! Bryan wrenches free of that, but ends up getting HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS from Eddie! Eddie uses the BCC signature, then he half nelsons Bryan. Bryan resists, arm-drags free, and then runs up to DROPKICK in the corner!

Eddie stays standing and the fans fire up. Bryan pie faces Eddie, then KICKS! Bryan goes corner to corner to DROPKICK again! Eddie wobbles, Bryan KICKS him! Bryan runs again, but Eddie dodges! Bryan tumbles, Eddie runs up, but Bryan gets around to full nelson! Eddie drops but Bryan KICKS him! Bryan then drags Eddie up, to DRAGON SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives and the fans fire up again! Bryan seethes, and he paces around Eddie. Bryan grabs the bad arm, stands Eddie up and wrenches, to ELBOW BREAKER! Eddie backs up to a corner, and Bryan CHOPS! And KICKS! And CHOPS!

Bryan KICKS and CHOPS Eddie again, then HEADBUTTS! Bryan hoists Eddie up top, climbs up after him, but Eddie fires headbutts in return! Bryan falls back, but comes right back, only to get forearms! Bryan drops back again, but then runs up to DROPKICK! Eddie stays up top but he’s dazed now. Bryan climbs up the corner again, stands Eddie up and underhooks him, for a SUPER BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Then a roll into the omoplata! Eddie fights but Bryan shifts to make this a modified RINGS OF SATURN! Eddie endures, even though his bad arm is being pulled way back! The fans rally as hard as they can, and Eddie fights around!

Eddie gets his bad arm free, then pushes his way to the ROPEBREAK! The fans are torn but Bryan lets go cleanly. Bryan scowls, then sits Eddie up. Bryan bends the fingers, then throws HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! The fans duel, “YES!” “NO!” Eddie is a bobblehead, so Bryan brings him up. But Eddie fights the suplex and ENZIGIRIS! Then URAKEN!! Even though it was the bad arm! Bryan runs up, Eddie catches him! NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Eddie is frustrated, but the fans rally back up! Eddie and Bryan slowly rise, and Eddie goes to ropes.

Eddie storms his way back to Bryan as the fans duel. Eddie hauls Bryan up but Bryan slips free of the Canadian Rack, but runs into an URAKEN!! Bryan goes to the corner, runs up, and he PENALTY KICKS the bad arm! Then “YES! YES! YES!” from Bryan before the BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, TWO?!?! Eddie survives and shocks everyone! Bryan grabs the arms, he stands over Eddie, and he rains down DRAGON STOMPS! Eddie sputters but Bryan just stomps more! Then Bryan drags Eddie into the TRIANGLE HOLD! Eddie flails, grabs at Bryan but Bryan bends the fingers! Eddie claws at Bryan, CLUBS him, but Bryan just squeezes tighter!

Eddie is turning red while the fans fire up both ways! The ref checks Eddie, and Eddie comes back to life! Eddie drags Bryan back with him, and has the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets go and reminds us all, he has ’til five. Bryan is frustrated and maybe confused as how Eddie survives, but the fans continue to duel. Bryan waits on Eddie to sit up, and he KICKS! Eddie snarls and glares at Bryan. Bryan KICKS Eddie, but Eddie brings down the straps! Eddie eggs Bryan on, so Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! Eddie tries to grab at Bryan but Bryan just KICKS him again! And BUZZ- NO, Eddie swats it!

Bryan tries again, Eddie ducks it and HALF ‘N’ HALF! Bryan’s right up!! SHOULDER CAPTURE PLEX! But Eddie’s right up! HALF ‘N’ HALF again!! Bryan tumbles away and the fans are thunderous! It’s a standing ovation! Eddie and Bryan stir, “This is Awesome!” Eddie and Bryan sit up, then lean on each other as they stand. They trade body shots and palm strikes, and Eddie fires a flurry! Bryan returns it, the shots continue to go back and forth. Eddie uses his one good hand to SLAP and CHOP Bryan around! Bryan wobbles, and Eddie reels him in! But the bad arm won’t let him lift, so Eddie gives Bryan KAWADA KICKS!

Bryan SLAPS! And SLAPS! And SLAPS again! Bryan winds up, but Eddie JABS! And then paint brushes with the good hand! Eddie reels Bryan in, but Bryan back drops free! Bryan aims from the corner, “YES! YES! YES!” BUSAIKU- LARIAT!! Eddie hauls Bryan up, and POWERBOMBS! High stack, EDDIE WINS!!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall (still AEW Continental Triple Crown Champion)

The fans again give this a standing ovation because The Mad King keeps his crown! Eddie stands to bow in respect to Greensboro, but the real moment of truth is: Will Bryan show respect to Eddie? Bryan slowly sits back up, perhaps coming to terms with reality. Eddie waits, and Bryan hears the fans chant, “Shake His Hand! Shake His Hand!” Bryan looks down at himself, then up at Eddie. Eddie steps forward, and says forget it. Bryan isn’t doing it, so why is he sticking around? But then Bryan says hold on. Bryan stands, and holds out his hand! Eddie steps forward, but Bryan pulls it away. Fans boo but Bryan says hold on, hold on.

Bryan says Eddie really is that good, and he shakes Eddie’s hand! Bryan raises Eddie’s hand in victory and respect, and the fans cheer! The American Dragon finally shows The Mad King respect, is this another turning point in Eddie’s career?

 

All-Star Scramble: Chris Jericho VS Lance Archer VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Wardlow VS Hook VS Brian Cage VS Magnus VS Dante Martin!

While a Triple Threat determines the AEW World Championship later tonight, a massive 8 Man free-for-all decides who is next in line! The Ocho, The Murderhawk Monster, the Don Callis Family’s force of nature, the Undisputed Kingdom’s War Dog, the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, The Machine, the CMLL Mexican National Tag Team Champion, or Top Flight’s Angel Dorado. That is quite the all-star line-up, but who becomes a true star after tonight?

Given how much The Undisputed Kingdom has riding on this match, Matt Taven, Mike Bennett and even ADAM COLE BAYBAY are here to accompany Wardlow to the ring. But even so, the Greensboro choir still sings Judas for Jericho. The bell rings and it is chaos! Wardlow and Hobbs mug Jericho, Archer is after Magnus, and Cage TOSSES Dante so he can go after Hook! Archer stomps Magnus in a corner, Jericho’s literally on the ropes, and Cage has Hook in a corner. Jericho falls out, Archer TOSSES Magnus out, and then Cage carries Hook around! Cage TOSSES Hook onto Jericho! And fans fire up for “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!”

Archer, Cage, Hobbs and Wardlow all have a corner, we might get Meat Madness after all! The fans fire up as these behemoths all eye each other. Wardlow and Cage have a quick flex-off, but then Hobbs joins in. The fans fire up, Archer says he can’t see any of them down there. The flexing continues, but then Cage eggs everyone on. Archer and Cage RAM shoulders at the same time Wardlow and Hobbs RAM each other! No one falls, they all egg each other on, so Cage and Hobbs RAM Archer and Wardlow! Archer and Wardlow RAM Cage and Hobbs! Cage and Hobbs run to LARIAT, but Archer and Wardlow don’t fall!

The fans chant “MEAT!” with each collision as Archer and Wardlow LARIAT back! All four men stay up so the “MEAT!” LARIATS fly! Cage gets around Archer, Archer ELBOWS Cage but Cage SUPERKICKS! Archer BOOTS Cage down! Wardlow dodges Hobbs to BOOT him, then clothesline him up and out! Archer then shoves Wardlow as the fans chant “MEAT FOREVER!” The forearms fly back and forth, the fans continue with “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” Wardlow ROCKS Archer, whips him to a corner, then runs in, but Archer dodges! Archer comes back to ELBOW Wardlow! Archer knuckle locks and goes up the corner!

The fans chant “BEAT THAT MEAT!” as Archer goes Old School, and MOONSAULTS! The fans fire up and then Hobbs runs in! Archer BOOTS Hobbs, ROCKS him, and knuckle locks again! Archer goes back up and again goes Old School! But Hobbs catches Archer to a SPINEBUSTER! But Cage is back, he fireman’s carries! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Wardlow storms in to fireman’s carry! Cage slips free, shoves, but Wardlow ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! The fans are thunderous, but Jericho is back to CODE BREAKER! Fans boo the end to the meaty goodness and Jericho covers, but Hook breaks it!

Magnus gets in, he and Hook throw hands, and then Dante joins in! Jericho CHOPS Hook so Hook CHOPS Jericho! Magnus and Dante go back and forth with CHOPS of their own! Jericho says they can meat it up, and they all run. They RAM shoulders, and this is more like Lean Meat Madness! They go again, RAM into each other, and Jericho says again! They keep going, they RAM some more, then they BLAST the behemoths off the apron! Jericho goes up to CROSSBODY Hobbs down! Hook, Dante and Magnus look around, just as aware of the monsters as of each other. Dante DIVES to take out Wardlow! Magnus TORNILLOS Archer!

Hook isn’t a flyer, but he figures what the hell, it’s Revolution! Hook goes up and SUPER CROSSBODIES Cage! The fans fire up as all eight men are down around ringside! Dante and Magnus return, Dante kicks and whips. Magnus reverses, runs up, but Dante puts him on the apron. Magnus GAMANGIRIS, goes up, but Dante GAMANGIRIS back! Wardlow and Archer return, Wardlow kicks Archer and puts him in a corner. Meanwhile, Hobbs climbs a corner while Jericho slides in! Jericho ROCKS Hobbs first, goes up after him, Cage SMACKS Hook off the apron! Cage gets in, and he drags Hook up! Dante SUPERPLEXES Magnus!

Jericho SUPERPLEXES Hobbs! Wardlow SUPER DUPER PLEXES Archer! And then Cage deadlift SUPERPLEXES Hook! Dante is back up to MAMBA SPLASH Cage! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives and Dante can’t believe it! Hook and Archer bails out, as does Wardlow. Cage follows suit, Magnus soon after. Dante and Jericho are still in the ring. Jericho runs up, Dante goes up and over and Jericho hits ropes! Dante then FLIES out onto Cage! Dante builds speed, but he doesn’t quite clear the ropes! He still tumbles his way into taking out Hobbs and Archer! Dante then goes right back up to CROSSBODY Jericho! Cover, TWO!!

Magnus gets in, he runs up, gets around Dante and drop toeholds! Then he dials it up, 619! Then slingshot  somersault CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Dante survives but Magnus runs up to get around and underhook! BUTTERFLY BACKBREAKER! The fans rally with Magnus and he runs to clothesline Dante in a corner! Magnus sits Dante down, runs up, METEORA! Magnus drags Dante to the drop zone, goes up, but Archer STEP-UP KNEES! Archer positions Magnus for a SUPER HIP TOSS! The fans fire up as Archer storms around. Archer choke grips to CHOKE SLAM Magnus! Cover, TWO!! Archer is furious but the ref defends his count!

Archer storms after Magnus, puts him up top and ROCKS him! Then he crucifix lifts, but Jericho kicks Archer! Archer kicks Jericho, but Magnus CLUBS Archer! Jericho & Magnus DOUBLE SUPLEX Archer! Jericho and Magnus run, DOUBLE LIONSAULTS!! The fans are thunderous and Jericho makes the cover, TWO!! Hobbs CLOBBERS Jericho, SPLASHES Magnus, but Arche clamps on! Hobbs breaks free, runs and LEAPING LARIATS! Hobbs scoops Archer for a POWERSLAM! But Dante is back! Hobbs ducks the enzigiri but Dante rolls, runs, into a SNAP POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!

Cage SUPERKICKS Hobbs, runs up and UPPERCUTS! LARIAT! Wrench and SAIDO! Cage fires up, but Hook is here! The fans fire up and these two fire off! Hook gets the edge but Cage kicks low! Hook gets around, but Cage fights the T-Bone Plex! Short arm LARIAT! Wardlow is back, he ducks the discus lariat to GERMAN SUPLEX! Archer waistlocks, Wardlow switches, GERMAN SUPLEX! Magnus is back, GERMAN SUPLEX for him! Dante runs up, Wardlow SUPERKICKS, then GERMAN SUPLEXES! The fans fire up as Wardlow SPINEBUSTERS Cage, rolls him into position, but Hook hops on! REDRUM!!

Wardlow lets Cage go to claw at the hold, but he’s fading fast! Hook even has the body scissors!! Jericho hurries to get the legs! Jericho turns Wardlow over, WALLS OF JERICHO!! Wardlow endures double submissions, but Cage SUPERKICKS Jericho down! Cage pries Hook off of Cage, fireman’s carries, but Hook slips free! Jericho BOOTS Cage into Hook’s GERMAN SUPLEX! Jericho and Hook, the oldest and the youngest, stare down. The fans fire up but Jericho CHOPS away! Jericho whips, Hook kicks back! Jericho swings, into the EL CAMINO! Hook runs up again, wrenches, and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!!!

Jericho just barely gets outta that, and Hobbs TOSSES Hook! Hobbs ROCKS Jericho, whips him to a corner, then runs in. Jericho dodges, Hobbs’ splash puts him on the apron! Jericho triangle jump DROPKICKS Hobbs down! Jericho hurries out  after Hobbs but Hobbs hits back! Hobbs scoops, to WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM to the floor! The straps come down, and Hobbs gears up. Hobbs runs in, into A DRY ICE MACHINE?!? The fog blinds Hobbs while the hardware knocks him down! Cage gets Hook back in the ring, runs corner to corner, but Hook BOOTS him! Cage swings again, Hook dodges, but runs into a JUMP KNEE!

Cage fireman’s carries, but Wardlow gets in. Cage F5s Hook, but Wardlow kicks Cage! Cage wrenches out, JUMP KNEE! Cage spins, into a HEADBUTT! Wardlow winds up to LARIAT!! Wardlow reels Cage in, hoists him up, POWERBOMB!! Dante rolls Wardlow up, TWO!! SUPESRKICK! Magnus is back but Dante has him for the HALF NELSON BOMB! But Archer drags Dante right off the cover! Dante breaks free but Archer LARIATS him down! Archer then hauls Dante up for an APRON- NO, Dante slips free to GAMANGIRI! Dante springboards, NOSEDIVE!! Cover, TWO!! Dante hurries to run, but Wardlow POUNCES him outta the air!!

Wardlow clotheslines Archer up and out, then he roars! But Hook is back, for REDRUM!! Wardlow throws Hook off, HEADBUTTS then wind-up LARIATS!! Wardlow hauls Dante back up, reels him in, and hits the LAST RIDE!!! Cover, Wardlow wins!!

Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the AEW World Championship)

Wardlow promised it, and he kept that promise! Samoa Joe, Swerve Strickland and Hangman Page better be ready, because whoever wins tonight will be in for a war!

 

AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom!

Speaking of the Undisputed Kingdom, they’ve been throwing everything at Best Friends, all in hopes of taking this title away from Cassidy. Freshly Squeezed may be bandaged and bruised, but will he continue to find a way to win? Or is this where the Savior of the Backbreaker beats the pulp out of him once and for all?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if this title becomes undisputed!

The bell rings and Strong runs up but Cassidy gets under! Ghost pin, TWO!! Strong dodges the orange Punch, Cassidy dodges the lariat but Strong fights the hooks. Strong suplexes, Cassidy cradle counters, TWO! Things keep moving, and Cassidy goes Matrix! But Strong stops Cassidy from getting hands in pockets, and hits a BACKBREAKER! Cassidy stands into a CHOP! Cassidy bails out and the fans rally but Strong pursues. Strong CHOPS Cassidy, CHOPS again, and then gives him a RAILING BACKBREAKER! The fans boo but Strong eggs them on. Strong drags Cassidy up to CLUB him down.

The ring count climbs, Strong puts Cassidy in. Strong then has Cassidy on the apron, CLUBS him, and lifts, but Cassidy HOTSHOTS while he gets fere! Cassidy then DIVES and Strong hits barriers! The fans fire up as Cassidy puts Strong in. Cassidy climbs and CROSSBODIES! But his ribs won’t let him cover! Strong lifts Cassidy for the atomic SLAM! Strong drags Cassidy back up, for another BACKBREAKER! And then another BACKBREAKER! And another! Cassidy endures as Strong hits another BACKBREAKER! And then one more BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Cassidy isn’t broken yet but Strong CLUBS him in the ribs.

Strong puts Cassidy in a corner, CHOPS him, and Cassidy sputters as he flounders against ropes. The fans boo, Strong tells them to shut up, and he CHOPS Cassidy again! Strong drags Cassidy up, whips him corner to corner hard, and Cassidy falls in a heap! Strong mockingly asks, “How’s it feel?” Strong drags Cassidy right up, shoves him in a corner, and he fires forearms into the ribs! Strong taunts Cassidy, “You like this?” And he CHOPS again! The fans chant “Roddy Sucks!” but he says Cassidy sucks. Strong whips corner to corner again, Cassidy tumbles up and out and bumps Strong off buckles!

Cassidy goes side to side with buckle bumps and back again! Forearm, buckle bump, repeat! The fans fire up as Cassidy fires off then dribbles away! Strong falls back, Cassidy grits his teeth and the fans rally. Cassidy climbs but Strong ROCKS him first. Strong climbs up and gut wrenches Cassidy for a SUPER BUCKLE BACKBREAKER!! The fans lose their minds while Cassidy writhes and flounders on the floor! Strong goes out to fetch Cassidy, pushes him into the ring and brings him to a corner, to bend Cassidy against the post! The ref counts and the fans boo, but Strong lets go at 4.

Strong storms into the ring to mock the fans, “This is your champ?!” Strong kicks Cassidy around and eggs him on. The fans boo but Strong keeps mocking Cassidy. Strong smirks as he kicks and stomps at Cassidy, then brings him up. Strong CHOPS, but Cassidy stays up! Cassidy shakes his head, stands up tall, and Strong CHOPS again! Cassidy drops to his knees and Strong eggs the fans on. Strong stands Cassidy up, but Cassidy drops before the chop! Strong is amused, and he brings Cassidy back up. Cassidy slips under, ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but the DDT is blocked! GUTBUSTER! Or maybe more a rib breaker!

Strong suplexes, but into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Strong still gets another BACKBREAKER in! The fans rally, Strong gets the legs, BOSTON CRAB! Cassidy endures as Strong sits deep, but Cassidy reaches out! Cassidy crawls, the fans rally, and Cassidy has the ROPEBREAK! Strong lets go at 4, then he storms back up. Strong blocks a kick and he YANKS Cassidy into a BACKBREAKER! And then the STRONG HOLD! The knee digs into the back and ribs, but Cassidy refuses to give up! The fans rally harder and Cassidy fights his way back around! He twists, but Strong makes it a cover! ONE and Cassidy BOOTS Strong away!

Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirls and DDTS! Both men are down but Cassidy gets to the apron! Cassidy climbs and leaps, DEEP IMPACT!! Cover, TWO! Strong survives and Cassidy grits his teeth. The fans rally as Cassidy rises, and he “unleashes” kicks on Strong. Then he ramps up to stomp and stomp and stomp! The fans fire up as Cassidy fires off! Cassidy then waits on Strong to get up, and he goes back to a corner. Cassidy aims again, and he’s copying Adam Cole! PANAMA SUNRISE!!! Cover, TWO!! Strong survives Cole’s best move but Cassidy loads up his. The elbow pad is off, but Strong catches Cassidy, HALF NELSON BACKBREAKER!

Strong underhooks Cassidy, but Cassidy Alabama Lifts! Strong fights that to STRONG KNEE! Strong keeps moving, ORANGE PUNCH!! The fans are thunderous as Cassidy staggers back to Alabama Lift, but the back gives up! Cassidy uses ropes for support, BEACH BREAK!! But Cassidy has to crawl to the cover, ROPEBREAK!! Strong survives by a literal foot and Cassidy can’t believe it! The fans rally and Cassidy goes back to a corner. Cassidy reloads again, but that back is holding him back. Cassidy gets frustrated, the fans rally harder, and Cassidy stands! STRONG KNEE!! END OF HEARTACHE!!! Cover, RODDY WINS!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (NEW AEW International Champion)

Taven & Bennett celebrate with Strong, because now the Undisputed Kingdom has even more gold! And perhaps the most shocking of all, Strong did this one clean! Is nothing going to stop them from making AEW their kingdom? WAIT! IS THAT KYLE O’REILLY!? The fans are thunderous as Kyle has returned to AEW and is staring down his former friend! But then he smiles, and hugs it out with Roddy! Bennett hands Kyle his shirt to make this official! Kyle takes the shirt, and he is really emotional. Kyle then puts the shirt back on Strong and whispers something to him. Kyle is happy to see Roddy again, but is he not Undisputed?

 

FTR VS Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli!

Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler are former tag team champions from not just AEW but ROH, AAA and WWE. However, the Blackpool Combat Club has had similar accomplishments, so they don’t see what the fuss is all about. Will Dax & Cash still be #TopGuys after tonight? Or is there about to be a Paradigm Shift in the world of tag team wrestling?

Speaking of tag team wrestling, The Maniac & The Swiss Superman are saying ohhhhhh, what a rush! They’re dressed like the Road Warriors, Hawk & Animal! They’ve been taking shots at FTR honoring the past, is this their parody of it? The teams sort out and Dax starts against Claudio. Dax paces around but Claudio stays put like a statue. The two tie up, Dax headlocks, but Claudio powers up and out. Dax ducks ‘n’ dodges, then cradles, TWO! Claudio has the cradle, ONE!! The two reset and the fans rally. Claudio and Dax tie up, Claudio headlocks but Dax powers out. Claudio sunset flips, TWO! Dax stacks, TWO!

The fans rally and duel, “FTR!” “BCC!” as Claudio has a sunset flip, TWO! Claudio has a ghost pin, TWO! Dax gets up but Claudio stays close. They cool off, reset, and feel things out. They knuckle lock, but then Claudio UPPERCUTS! Dax goes to a corner, Claudio UPPERCUTS again. Claudio pie faces Dax around, but Dax CHOPS! And CHOPS! And then reels Claudio in, but Claudio fights the suplex! They go around, end up in ropes, the ref calls for a break but they end up in a corner first. The ref gets in there, the two finally let off, but then they start throwing SLAPS! They SLAP and SLAP and Dax wobbles!

The fans fire up, Dax frowns and Claudio eggs him on. Claudio then UPPERCUTS, but Dax CHOPS! Now Claudio wobbles, but he UPPERCUTS! Dax CHOPS, Claudio takes a breath, and he UPPERCUTS! Dax SLAPS, SLAPS and fires fast hands! Claudio hits back, the fans fire up for this scrap, and Claudio UPPERCUTS Dax down! Claudio still has to stagger back and lean against ropes, and he tags out to Moxley. The fans rally up and Dax tags Cash. Cash and Moxley circle, tie up, and Cash headlocks. Moxley powers up and out but Cash runs him over! Cash headlocks to grind Moxley down but Moxley fights up.

Moxley powers Cash to the corner, CHOPS and pie faces on repeat! Then Moxley whips corner to corner but Cash reverses and back drops on the rebound! Cash whips Moxley to DROPKICK him down, then covers, ONE!! Cash CHOPS Moxley, UPPERCUTS him to a corner, and CHOPS again! UPPERCUT! CHOP! Tag to Dax, and FTR mugs Moxley! The fans fire up and Cash lets off to fire Greensboro up more. Dax CHOPS and the fans “WOO~!” Dax whips, Moxley KICKS back, and then Moxley gets Dax over to tag Claudio. The BCC mugs Dax now, and Claudio UPPERCUTS, CHOPS and repeats!

Claudio HEADBUTTS, body shots, and knees low. Claudio whips but Dax kicks back! And RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS! The fans fire up as Dax stomps Claudio, then claws his face into the chinlock, to then ELBOW Claudio in the nose! Tag to Cash, they whip, trip and elbow drop! Then Cash basement dropkicks! Cash HEADBUTTS Claudio to a corner, then CHOPS! Claudio sputters but Cash bumps him off buckles. Cash CHOPS again, then puts Claudio in an open corner to CHOP! Cash climbs up to rain down fists! The fans count along, Cash goes to TEN, but Claudio DUMPS Cash to the apron, then Cash falls to the floor!

The ref has Claudio stay back, but Moxley sneaks in to send Cash into railing! Claudio tags Moxley, and he fetches Cash to then bring him around. Moxley makes Cash straddle the railing! Then Moxley LARIATS Cash down! Cash falls into the front row, but Moxley goes up and over to fetch him. Moxley fires forearms in that corner, but Cash fires back! They brawl, Moxley DUMPS Cash out, and then Moxley gets Cash into the ring. Tag to Claudio and the BCC keeps Cash down. Claudio gut wrenches and SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO! Cash stays in this but Claudio stays on him with a facelock.

Cash endures and the fans rally up. Cash fights up, he carries Claudio, but Claudio cranks the facelock! Cash still pushes forward, but Claudio powers him back. Cash back drops free! But Moxley tags in and he keeps Cash down with a facelock! The fans again duel, “FTR!” “BCC!” Moxley floats, ties up Cash’s legs, then headscissors Cash! Dax runs in to KICK Moxley in the back! Mox is mad but Cash is free to CHOP! Cash fires a forearm but Moxley pokes him in the eye! Tag to Claudio and he KICKS Cash from the ropes! Cover, ONE!! Cash toughs it out but Claudio stomps a hand! The fans rally, Claudio UPPERCUTS into a backslide! TWO!

Tag to Moxley, he and Claudio keep Cash back, then Moxley DECKS Cash! Moxley puts Cash under the ropes to GUILLOTINE him! The ref is busy keeping Dax back, and Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS Cash on the apron! Moxley drags Cash up to CHOP! Moxley puts Cash on the top rope, climbs up after him, and CLAWS Cash’s back! The ref reprimands but Moxley BITES Cash’s forehead! Moxley then SUPERPLEXES Cash down! Cover, TWO! Cash isn’t done yet but Moxley tags Claudio. Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS Cash, covers, TWO! Tag back to Moxley, the BCC mugs Cash, and Cash staggers to a corner.

Moxley stands on Cash’s head, the ref reprimands but Moxley lets off. Moxley talks trash that FTR is nothing! Moxley then goes corner to corner, but Cash LARIATS him down! The fans fire up while both men are down! Moxley flounders away, staggers around, hot tags to Claudio and Dax! Dax JABS, JABS and JABS then fires haymakers! Dax DECKS Moxley, CHOPS and ROCKS Claudio on repeat! Moxley CLUBS Dax, whips him, but Dax reverses to wrench and short arm LARIAT! Claudio runs up, but Dax gets around! O’Conner Roll, TWO! Dax goes up the corner to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!

Dax keeps moving, Claudio pops him up but Dax makes it a cradle! TWO!! Dax kicks low, suplexes, but Claudio slips free! Claudio kicks, reels him in, but Cash makes the save! Dax ROCKS Claudio, tags Cash, and then gets Claudio up! Cash climbs but Claudio powers out! Claudio POSTS Dax while Cash leaps over, but Moxley ROCKS Cash! Cash staggers into a LARIAT from Claudio! Cover, TWO!! Cash survives and Claudio seethes while the fans rally up. Dax is busted open from hitting steel, but Claudio UPPERCUTS Cash! Claudio eggs Cash on, UPPERCUTS him again, and then soaks up the cheers and jeers.

Claudio stands Cash up to UPPERCUT but into a backslide! Claudio fights that, but Dax tags in! Claudio ROCKS Cash but Dax HOTSHOTS! Cash UPPERCUTS then pops Claudio up, DOOMSDAY POWERSLAM COUNTER!! Moxley BODIES Cash outta the ring, Claudio covers Dax, TWO!! Dax is sputtering and his head is spouting blood! Claudio gets Dax up, tags Moxley, and they set up for the ASSISTED AIR RAID CRASH! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives and has a crimson mask. Claudio CLOBBERS Cash while Moxley paces around. Moxley kicks Dax, eggs him on, so Dax stands up. Dax fires a forearm so Moxley gives it back!

The fans rally as the forearms go back and forth! Dax snarls through the pain and the blood, the forearms keep going! Moxley eggs Dax on so Dax JABS! Moxley JABS, they throw shot after shot! Moxley KICKS the leg, runs, but into a POP-UP POWERBOMB! Jackknife bridge, TWO!! Cash kept Claudio outta the ring on that one, but now Claudio boots him back. Claudio runs up, but he’s sent into barriers! Dax dodges Moxley, backslides, TWO! Cash is up, Dax reels Moxley in, MIND BREAKER PILEDRIVER!! Cash DIVES into Claudio, Dax covers Moxley, TWO!! Moxley survives and the fans fire up again!

Dax is frustrated, and that crimson mask continues to grow. Moxley goes to a corner, “This is Awesome!” as Dax storms up. Dax reels Moxley back in, hoists him up top, and then coordinates with Cash. Dax CHOPS Moxley, climbs up after him, but then Claudio UPPERCUTS Cash! Moxley fires body shots, hops down and gets around, and he Electric Chair Lifts Dax! Claudio goes up and up, UPPERCUT DOOMSDAY!! But Cash SPLASHES the cover!! All four men are down and the fans are thunderous! The fans cheer on “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Cash HEADBUTTS Claudio, Moxley and Dax go back to firing forearms.

The brawl is going on, Moxley fires headbutts! But Dax clotheslines Moxley up and out! Then he ROCKS Claudio! Claudio fires shots on Dax, then swings, but is sent to Cash! Claudio blocks a kick to fire uppercuts! But he runs into SHATTER- NO, Claudio catches Dax, Moxley gives Cash a CUTTER! GIANT SWING! Dax goes around and around, a demented sprinkler with all that blood! Moxley DROPKICKS Dax outta the swing! Cover, TWO?!? Dax survives and shocks everyone! Fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow. Moxley BITES Dax’s bloody forehead! Cash sends Claudio into railing!

Moxley puts Dax up top, climbs up after him, and he elbows away at the bloody forehead! Moxley gets TEN, then BITES the wound again!! Dax SPITS in Moxley’s face then ROCKS him! But Claudio’s back to BOOT Dax! Moxley & Claudio both climb up, but Cash SHOVES Claudio down! Cash gets Moxley off the corner, Dax adjusts, BULLDOG BOMB!! Cover, TWO?!? Moxley survives, roars to his feet, but runs into SHATTER MACHINE!!! Cover, Claudio YANKS Dax away!! Cash ROCKS Claudio, builds speed and DIVES into an UPPERCUT! Claudio brings Cash around, reels him in, NEUTRALIZER to the floor!

But Dax gets Claudio, PILEDRIVER to the floor! Dax hurries in, Moxley catches him! PARADIMG- NO, Dax wrenches out! Moxley fights the piledriver, Dax sunset flips, but Moxley rolls Dax! DEATH RIDER!! Moxley crawls to a cover, TWO?!? And ghost pin! TWO!!! Moxley facelocks, then floats, REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Claudio keeps Cash out but Cash kicks and kicks and kicks! Cash gets free, he rushes over but Claudio snatches him into a REAR NAKED CHOKE!! FTR is stuck in double submissions!! The ref checks, Dax is OUT! BCC wins!!

Winners: Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

The Top Guys were just taken out by a couple mean, nasty fighters! Does that mean the Blackpool Combat Club are the elite among the elite in tag team wrestling? Will they be the team primed to go after the tag titles after tonight?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship: “Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Deonna Purrazzo!

Former friends turned bitter enemies is a tale as old as time in pro-wrestling. So then, will the leading lady of AEW take top billing in this 2024 remake of the classic tale? Or will The Virtuosa prove herself the true star of this Women’s Division?

Wait a minute! Deonna said she wanted the old Toni Storm, the rock ‘n’ roll and tough as nails Toni, and… Oh, wait, that’s Mariah May cosplaying. Well, she IS a superfan, so she’s got the moves down. “Timeless” Toni now makes her entrance. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who lives the Hollywood ending!

The bell rings and the fans rally up as the two stare down. Deonna and Toni circle, tie up, and Toni arm-drags! Then she poses and the fans cheer. Deonna shrugs that off and resets with Toni. The fans duel as the two feel things out. They knuckle lock, then double knuckle lock, then Deonna wrenches and wrangles and arm-drags Toni away! Deonna takes a bow while the fans are torn. Toni kicks the ropes in frustration, then circles with Deonna again. Toni gets around to waistlock, but Deonna wrenches to wristlock back. Toni moves around, slips through, wrenches and wristlocks and wrangles Deonna.

Deonna rolls, stands, powers through and headlocks for the takeover. The fans cheer, Toni pulls hair and headscissors. Deonna turns Toni over, ties up the legs, and floats to slap Toni around. Deonna gets an arm, bends the fingers, but Toni gets the ROPEBREAK! Deonna lets off and Toni is a bit frustrated. The fans rally up as the two reset. They knuckle lock again, and Toni drops back, rolls to wrench and wristlock. Deonna wrenches to hammerlock, but Toni squats, headlocks, spins and hits the takeover. But Deonna headscissors right back! Deonna pushes up to add pressure but Toni endures.

The fans rally as Toni moves around. Toni headstands, pops free, then floats to the headlock. But Deonna wrenches right out to a wristlock. Toni pulls hair to put Deonna in a corner! Toni ROCKS Deonna, whips corner to corner, but Deonna goes up, under, baits Toni in and steps over to roll her up! FUJIWARA, but ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer the technical exchange while Deonna lets off slowly. Deonna drags Toni up, wrenches again, but Toni ROCKS her! And CHOPS her! Deonna fires back, the forearms fly and Deonna gets the edge! Deonna CHOPS but Toni knees low! Toni whips but Deonna KICKS and LARIATS!

The fans fire up while Toni bails out. Deonna keeps her eyes on Toni while Luther coaches Toni up. Deonna rallies the fans and runs in to WRECK Toni with a dropkick! Deonna puts Toni in but she glares at Luther. Deonna storm sin but Toni is right on her. Deonna wrenches to go for the arm! Toni RAMS Deonna into the corner, fires off hands, but lets off as the ref counts. The fans rally up, Toni whips but Deonna reverses! They almost run into the ref! Toni LOW BLOW MULE KICKS! Wait, what? And then Toni BULLDOGS Deonna down! Cover, TWO! Toni rains down fists, the ref reprimands, and Toni lets off.

The fans rally up while Toni paces around. Toni drags Deonna up, puts her through ropes, and then CHOKES her! The ref counts and reprimands, Toni throws Deonna down! Cover, TWO! Toni stays on Deonna with a chinlock, then shifts into a partial Camel Clutch! The fans rally while Deonna endures, but Toni HIP DROPS Deonna. Toni stomps Deonna, too, then swaggers around. Toni HEADBUTTS Deonna down, drags her back up, and then UPPERCUTS her back down. Toni soaks up the cheers and jeers, then brings Deonna up again. Toni reels Deonna in, but Deonna snaps to a cradle! TWO and Toni CLOBBERS Deonna!

Toni stands on Deonna’s head, lets off as the ref counts, then scuffs Deonna while she paces. The fans rally, Toni scuffs Deonna more, but Deonna stands. Toni pie faces, Deonna SLAPS! Toni CHOPS, SLAPS, then SLAPS again! Deonna drops to a knee, Toni stands her back up. Deonna ducks the slap to fire off forearms! The fans are torn, but Toni knees low! Toni whips, Deonna ducks ‘n’ dodges to LARIAT! Deonna rallies on Toni now, then kicks low to run and KNEE LIFT! Then RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Roll and FUJIWARA! Toni endures and the fans fire up! Toni flails, reaches out, and rolls free! But Deonna BOOTS her down!

The fans are torn as Deonna fires herself up! Deonna storms up to Toni, drags her up, and reels her in. But Toni wrenches out, swings, but into a BACKBREAKER and FLATLINER! Cover, TWO! Deonna is frustrated but the fans rally back up. Toni crawls to a corner, Deonna takes aim, and Deonna runs in, but is tripped into buckles! Toni goes corner to corner and SWEET HIP MUSIC! Toni then drags Deonna up to a DDT! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives and Toni is beside herself! Luther coaches Toni, the fans rally up, and Toni drags Deonna back up. Toni reels her in but Deonna trips her to a jackknife bridge! TWO, and Toni blocks the boot!

Toni trips Deonna, BREAK A LEG ANKLE LOCK!! Deonna endures, reaches out, and the fans rally up again. Deonna crawls forward, but Toni drags her away! Deonna turns over, Toni turns her back. Deonna turns over again and BOOTS Toni to the apron! Deonna BOOTS Toni off the apron but Luther catches her! But Deonna is up on the corner to CROSSBODY them both down!! The fans fire up and Deonna hurries to put Toni in. Deonna storms in after Toni, dodges the haymaker to tilt-o-whirl, LA MYSTICA! FUJIWARA!! Toni endures, even as Deonna pushes way back! Toni rolls, Deonna rolls with her and keeps her from the ropes!

Toni continues to endure the Fujiwara Armbar, but she tucks and rolls to get a cover, TWO! Deonna has both arms now! Luther distracts the ref, the ref misses Toni tapping out! Mariah rushes in but Deonna BOOTS her down! Toni stands up to kick and reel Deonna in! STORM ZERO!! Cover, Toni wins!!

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)

It took the entire supporting cast to make her look good, but Toni Storm is still our leading lady! Will nothing and no one take the spotlight away from her now?

 

Don Callis Family Feud: Will Ospreay VS Konosuke Takeshita!

The Aerial Assassin has finished with NJPW, and he is truly All Elite now! And to make his return to AEW truly special, Don Callis himself said this will be the match of a DECADE! The #BillyGoat and The Alpha battle as two of the best rope-to-rope wrestlers, and we’re about to see who’s the best! But the real question is, will the Family still be alright after tonight?

Speaking of Don Callis, he joins commentary to let us know, this is like Jordan VS Pippin 1v1! This is a dream match, the match of the decade, and you can all thank him for it! The bell rings and the fans fire up already! Ospreay and Takeshita circle, tie up, and Ospreay wrenches. Takeshita wrenches back, wristlocks, but Ospreay rolls, rolls and steps over to headlock. The fans sing “Ospreay~, Ospreay Ospreay Ospreay~! Ospreay~, Ospreay~!” Takeshita powers up but can’t power out of the headlock as Ospreay holds tight. Takeshita pulls hair, the ref reprimands, but Ospreay turns things around.

The two end up on ropes, the ref counts, and Ospreay SLAPS Takeshita! Ospreay headlocks, Takeshita powers up and out, and they RAM shoulders! Ospreay ducks the right to ROCK Takeshita! Ospreay whips, Takeshita reverses but Ospreay ducks ‘n ‘dodges and RANAS! The fans fire up and Ospreay blows them a kiss. Ospreay drags Takeshita up, CHOPS him, then bumps him off buckles. Ospreay CHOPS and Takeshita grits his teeth! The fans fire up as Takeshita ROCKS Ospreay! Ospreay CHOPS, Takeshita forearms, repeat! Takeshita fires a flurry, whips, but Ospreay reverses, only to get the TAKESHITA LINE!

Takeshita runs in at the corner to ROCK Ospreay, then keeps moving. Ospreay follows, Takeshita puts him on the apron, but Ospreay ROCKS Takeshita back! Ospreay goes up but Takeshita trips him up! Takeshita ROCKS Ospreay, then climbs up after him. The fans rally, Takeshita stands Ospreay up and SUPERPLEXES! Cover, ONE!! Ospreay grits his teeth as he toughs it out, but Takeshita clamps on a chinlock. Takeshita grinds Ospreay down, but Ospreay endures. Takeshita steps over to trap a leg, but the fans rally. Ospreay fights around, even as Takeshita grinds him. Ospreay throws elbows, stands up, but Takeshita fireman’s carries!

Takeshita WASTELAND SLAMS, goes up the corner, and then SUPER SENTONS! Cover, ONE!! Ospreay still shows that grit but Takeshita drags him up. Takeshita whips, then catches Ospreay into a SLEEPER! The fans rally with “BRUV! BRUV! BRUV!” as Ospreay fights up, but Takeshita CLUBS him down! Fans boo but Takeshita soaks it up. Callis talks up Takeshita’s genetic advantage of height and length. Takeshita dragon sleepers Ospreay, to then CLUB him back down! The fans boo but Takeshita just soaks it all up. Takeshita stands Ospreay up but Ospreay CHOPS! Ospreay CHPOS again and Callis says those are stiff.

Ospreay UPPERCUTS, whips, but Takeshita reverses. Ospreay catches Takeshita to the COBRA TWIST! Takeshita endures, powers out with a hip toss, then goes after Ospreay. Ospreay BOOTS from the corner, goes up and out to springboard in, PIP PIP CHEERIO! The fans fire up while both men are down! Ospreay stands, he fires shots on Takeshita, then whips. Takeshita reverses but Ospreay handsprings, NEURALIZER KICK! Takeshita tumbles out of the ring and the fans fire up with “OI! OI! OI!” Ospreay then aims to PLANCHA! Direct hit on Takeshita at the ramp! The fans fire up while Ospreay catches his breath.

Ospreay drags Takeshita up and puts him in, then reels him in for a BIG back suplex! Cover, ONE!! Takeshita shows that grit now, throwing it back at Ospreay. Ospreay says okay, and he drags Takeshita back up. Ospreay reels Takeshita in but Takeshita fights the lift. So Ospreay fires Kawada Kicks! And winds up, to CHOP! Takeshita wobbles, Ospreay runs, but into a POP-UP LANDSLIDE! SICK KICK! The fans fire up as Ospreay bails out and Takeshita FLIES! Direct hit at the ramp!! The standing count starts and the fans cheer on “A E DUB! A E DUB!” The count passes 5 of 10 but both men are still down.

Takeshita sits up, he brings Ospreay up at 7 and puts him in the ring. Takeshita then goes up the corner and the fans rally. Takeshita vows to end it here, to SUPER DUPER SENTON onto knees!! Ospreay hurries to get Takeshita in a drop zone, then he goes up! LEAP OF FAITH but he has to bail out! Takeshita gets around, full nelsons, but Ospreay breaks that, only to get a HIGH ANGLE GERMAN!! Bridging cover, TWO!! Ospreay escapes and Callis says that might’ve been the best German Suplex he’s seen in his 34 years in wrestling! Takeshita eggs Ospreay on, brings him up, and fires boxing elbows!

Takeshita ROCKS Ospreay, ruins, but into the TIGER WALL KICK and ENZIGIRI! But Takeshita GERMAN SUPLEXES again! Takeshita runs, into the SPANISH FLY!! The fans are thunderous, it’s a standing ovation! Callis says Takeshita’s ahead on points, but the fans just know “This is Awesome!” A standing count begins, both men are still down at 5! Takeshita and Ospreay sit up at 7, and then they head for each other. Ospreay throws a forearm, Takeshita fires one back! Ospreay throws another, but so does Takeshita! Ospreay growls as he stands back up. Takeshita also stands, the forearms keep going!

Ospreay wobbles, but he fires another, only for Takeshita to hit right back! Takeshita fires a flurry, but Ospreay SUPERKICKS! Takeshita winds up, but he falls over! The fans fire up while the ref checks Takeshita. Takeshita stands, Ospreay ROCKS him again! Takeshita staggers around, Ospreay ROCKS him again! Takeshita sits down but Ospreay wants him to get back up. Ospreay winds up, ROLLING ELBOW!! Takeshita falls and the fans are thunderous! The ref has Ospreay stay back so he can check Takeshita. Takeshita’s hands are contorted and he’s twitchy, but he tells the ref to leave him alone.

Ospreay walks over, brings Takeshita up, and gives him some mocking kicks in the corner. The ref counts, Ospreay still digs his boot in, but then Takeshita fights up! Takeshita roars, reels back, and ROCKS Ospreay! Ospreay staggers, sputters, but he fires up! The fans fire up with Ospreay, but Takeshita ROCKS him again! Ospreay just uses that, and he headbutts the buckles! Ospreay blocks a shot, fires Kawada Kicks, but Takeshita DECKS him!! The ref checks Ospreay now while Takeshita stands up. Takeshita shakes out the cobwebs and winds up the arm. Takeshita runs, but Ospreay slips through!

Ospreay gets Takeshita up, Takeshita slips through! Takeshita gets Ospreay up, Ospreay pops free! HOOK KICK! Underhooks, but Takeshita fights that! So Ospreay ENZIGIRIS, SUPERKICKS, and TIGER DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! The fans are thunderous, Ospreay calls his shot and springboards, but flies into BLUE THUNDER!! Cover, TWO!!! The fans are electric and Callis says they’re all witnessing history! The fans hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow! The standing count is climbing but both men are stirring. Ospreay stands, but Takeshita runs up to RAM him, O’Conner Roll and CHAOS-

NO, Ospreay elbows free! Takeshita CLUBS Ospreay, but Ospreay BOOTS, ENZIGIRIS, SUPERKICKS, and then goes up, up and SUPER OS- NO, Takeshita blocks! Takeshita shoves, Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges to springboard, OSCUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! Takeshita survives but Ospreay powers up the arm! Ospreay aims from the corner, runs in, but Takeshita DECKS him!! Cover, TWO?!?! Ospreay survives and the fans are thunderous again! Both men stir as the standing count starts again. Ospreay goes to a corner and Takeshita gets the fans fired up again. Takeshita hauls Ospreay up to the top rope, but Ospreay throws hands!

Takeshita still climbs, Ospreay fires more shots, and Takeshita drops back. Takeshita drags himself back up, Ospreay throws shots, but Takeshita RAMS into him! But Ospreay slips under, tucks Takeshita in, CHEEKY NANDOS! Ospreay then hoists Takeshita up, climbs up after him, and SUPER- NO, Takeshita holds ropes! Takeshita hauls Ospreay up for a TOP ROPE BRAINBUSTER!!! The fans lose their minds, Callis himself thinks that may’ve injured Ospreay, and the ref hurries to check. Ospreay is clutching his back, Takeshita covers, TWO!!! Ospreay survives but Takeshita goes to a corner.

Takeshita takes aim and we get a look at the bruise on Ospreay’s back. POWER DRIVE KNEE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Ospreay survives again, the fans are thunderous again, and Takeshita brings down the kneepad. WAGAMA- NO!! Ospreay blocks that, but Takeshita HEADBUTTS and ELBOWS! Ospreay SUPERKICKS! Takeshita fights the suplex to suplex, but into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! POISON-RANA!! Ospreay gets Takeshita up and underhooks, to lift and STORM- NO, Takeshita slips free! Takeshita ducks the roundhouse and double pump-handles Ospreay, to flip him into the BASTARD DRIVER!!

And then deadlift WHEELBARROW GERMAN!! But Ospreay’s right up!? FLYING HIDDEN BLADE!! Cover, ONE?!?! Even Callis is losing his mind! Greensboro gives another standing ovation as Callis says you’ll never see something like this in another 100 years! Ospreay hurries to underhook and lift but Takeshita slips free again! DOUBLE ROLLING ELBOWS hit! Ospreay fires palm strikes and a BOOT! Ospreay runs, Takeshita ducks ‘n ‘dodges to LARIAT!! Takeshita aims, runs, POWER DRIVE- NO, POWERBOMB from Ospreay! Stack cover, TWO, but Ospreay brings Takeshita right into a STYLES CLASH!!! Cover, TWO?!?!?

The fans are electric for this phenomenal match, and Ospreay underhooks again! TIGER DRIVER 91!! Ospreay throws off the elbow pad, takes aim, and HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall

Just as Justin Roberts puts it, the winner of this unbelievable battle is none other than the Aerial Assassin! The fans boo as Callis gets in the ring, but he does want to make sure both his top stars are okay. And Kyle Fletcher makes his way out, too, also part of the Family and a best friend to Ospreay through the United Empire. Ospreay and Takeshita bow respect to one another, and the fans cheer again. Ospreay sees Kyle again after being apart for a few months.  And they hug it out! But BREAKING NEWS for AEW Dynamite! Ospreay must again fight a fellow Don Callis Family member as he goes up against Fletcher! Will the Billy Goat prove to the Aussie Arrow why he was the leader of the Empire?

 

[Due to scheduling conflicts, coverage will begin later tonight]


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