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Mitchell’s NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Results & Report! (5/19/23)

Round 7, FIGHT!

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BOSJ 30

Anyone feeling lucky?

We’ve reached the Best of the Super Juniors homestretch, and Master Wato is red hot after a main event win! Will he keep that heat going through this round?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

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Here are the current 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 current 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]

 

Best of the Super Juniors 30, B Block: Master Wato VS Clark Connors!

The Way of the Grandmaster won big in last night’s main event, but now he’s leading off. Will Wato be able to hit harder than 100 Proof? Or will things start with No Chaser?

The bell rings and Connors rushes in! Wato SOBATS him, knees low then fires off kicks to the legs. Wato fires up and the fans are with him. Wato whips, Connors reverses but Wato holds ropes. Wato BOOTS Connors, runs in, but Connors TOSSES him away! Connors drags Wato up, CHOPS him back down, and fans rally up. Connors taunts Wato, CHOPS him to a corner, and CHOPS him again! And again! Connors storms around, then he UPPERCUTS Wato. Connors brings him up but Wato throws forearms! Connors UPPERCUTS again! Connors whips Wato hard into a corner! Wato bounces off buckles, Gedo cheers and the fans applaud.

Connors drags Wato up to suplex high and hard! Gedo cheers again and the fans rally for Wato. Connors stomps Wato, mocks the fans cheering for “WATO~!” then drops a BIG elbow! Connors sits Wato up into a chinlock! Wato endures the knee in his back, and Connors talks trash on the fans. Fans rally up, Wato fights up, and Wato throws elbows. Connors CLUBS Wato on the back! Wato KICKS Connors in the chest! And again! And again! Connors swings, Wato dodges and Wato ELBOWS! Wato runs to BOOT! Wato then whips, Connors reverses but Wato ducks ‘n’ dodges, to RANA Connors to a corner!

Fans fire up, Wato runs corner to corner, but Connors puts him on the apron. Wato GAMANGIRIS, fans rally up, and Wato springboards to FLYING UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! Wato fires back up and the fans are with him! Wato brings Connors up, wrenches, reels him in, but Connors fireman’s carries! Wato fights free to waistlock but Connors elbows free of that. Connors runs, but Wato jumps to RANA again! Connors bails out, fans rally up and Wato aims to PLANCHA! But Connors catches him! And POSTS him! Wato falls and Connors snarls. Connors brings Wato up, to whip and POST him again!

A ring count starts as Connors storms over. Connors looms over Wato at 6 of 20, drags him back up, and puts him in at 10. Fans applaud, and Connors drags Wato back up to whip and POWERSLAM! Gedo fires up and the fans do applaud the show of strength. Connors aims from the corner as Wato rises, and Connors runs in to SPEAR! But Connors isn’t done there! He drags Wato up, but Gedo says pour on the pain! Connors says sure, and he runs to SPEAR Wato again! Gedo is loving this, and Connors says he wants one more! Connors waits for Wato to rise, and Wato goes to a corner.

Wato staggers around, Connors runs in, but Wato drop toeholds him to the ropes! Connors staggers back, into TUTENKAKU! Bridging cover, Wato wins!

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

There was no chaser here, Wato gave Connors a straight shot of his own! Wato’s still heading towards the top, but is 100 Proof all but done?

 

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

Two men out of the running are competing for pride! The Funky Weapon has been trying to fight seriously, will it work out now that the pressure’s off? Or will Japones Del Mal make Taguchi feel even worse?

The bell rings and fans rally up as the two stare down. They slowly circle, tie up, enter a deadlock, but Taguchi arm-drags! Fans cheer and the two reset. They circle, tie up and Taguchi arm-drags again! Douki rushes in, Taguchi trips him, and things speed up. Douki hurdles, Taguchi leaps over, keeps moving, springboard FLYING ARM-DRAG! And then a DROPKICK! Douki bails out, Taguchi slingshots, but Douki avoids the plancha! Douki builds speed to slide, but Taguchi gets under! Taguchi pops Douki up but Douki rebounds to DDT Taguchi to the floor! Fans rally, Douki brings Taguchi up and puts him in.

Fans applaud and Douki brings Taguchi up for another DDT! Cover, TWO! Douki clamps onto Taguchi with a chinlock, and he digs his knee into Taguchi’s back. Taguchi endures, kicks forward, but Douki pulls back on the hold! Taguchi scrambles and still gets the ROPEBREAK! Douki lets off, he brings Taguchi up, but Taguchi throws body shots. Taguchi throws more shots but Douki rakes the eyes! Douki turns Taguchi, but Taguchi turns it to a roll-up, TWO! Douki dodges and rams Taguchi, but Taguchi cartwheels to HIP ATTACK! Fans fire up as Douki flops out! Taguchi triangle jump PLANCHAS!

Fans fire up and Taguchi stands. Fans rally, the ring count climbs, but Taguchi puts Douki in at 9 of 20. Taguchi springboards to MISSILE HIP! Cover, TWO! OH MY GAH ANKLE! Douki scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Taguchi holds on until the ref counts. Taguchi brings Douki up, has the leg, and hits a SHIN BREAKER! Taguchi then goes to the corner, “ORYA~!” But Douki ducks the bum! And he drags Taguchi into ITALIAN STRETCH #32! Taguchi endures, moves around, and reaches out for a ROPEBREAK! Douki lets go as the ref counts 4, and he goes to the apron. Taguchi rises, Douki slingshots, but Taguchi catches Douki! OH MY GAH ANKLE!

Douki flails around and fans fire up! Douki crawls, reaches out, but Taguchi drags him back! Chicken wings and DODON- NO, Douki victory rolls! But Taguchi rolls through that, OH MY GAH ANKLE!! Douki scrambles, but Taguchi brings him back, only for Douki to drag Taguchi into the ITALIAN STRETCH!! Taguchi moves around but he falls over! Douki pulls harder on the hold but Taguchi fights over to the ropes. Douki rolls Taguchi away! ITALIAN STRETCH!! Taguchi keeps fighting! He pushes through, turns Douki over, and OH MY GAH ANKLE!! Now Douki endures!

Douki crawls, but Taguchi drops an elbow on the knee! Douki flails, claws around, reaches out, but Taguchi drags him back! Chicken wings, DODON- NO, Douki pops free! Gory Especial, DOTON NO JUTSU! Cover, TWO!! But Douki floats, wheelbarrows, full nelson, SUPLEX DE LA LUNA!! Bridging cover, DOUKI WINS!!

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

Serious Taguchi fails to win again! He’s 0-7, will he ever get points this tournament? Douki may not be going for the finals, either, but is this a sign he’s finally reaching that next level?

 

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

The Jet is holding onto hope at 3-3, but that bubble could burst. Will the Sniper take out another contender? Or will Knight fly higher than Eagles?

The bell rings and the two circle. Knight uses a very Kushida style low advance, but Eagles keeps his distance. Knight stands, he and Eagles tie up, then Knight gets around to a waistlock. Eagles wrenches free to a wristlock but Knight forces right through to a wrench and snapmare. Knight headlocks but Eagles slips out to hammerlock. Eagles has Knight on the mat, traps the hammerlock then grabs the other arm, to have it clap along! Eagles then shifts to facelock and grind Knight down. Knight fights up, Eagles wrenches to wristlock, but Knight rolls, handsprings and wrenches to snapmare. Knight drops a knee on the arm!

Fans applaud the exchange while Knight keeps on the arm. Eagles rolls, gets to his feet and to ropes. Knight goes to whip but Eagles holds onto the ropes. Knight wrenches, whips, but Eagles reverses to go up and around, but Knight blocks the arm-drag to snapmare and ghost pin! TWO, Knight now sunset flips! TWO, and Knight goes back to the ghost, TWO!! Eagles narrowly escapes, but then Knight scoops, spins and SLAMS! Fans fire up and Knight flexes. But Eagles drags Knight right down to a kneebar, then the EAGLE LOCK! Knight scrambles and gets the ROPEBREAK! Fans cheer while Eagles lets go.

Knight gets up, Eagles rushes in, but Knight sends him out! Knight then PLANCHAS! Direct hit and fans fire up! Knight lets out a “WOO!” and the fans echo it. Knight drags Eagles up, puts him in the ring, and fans applaud as Knight stomps Eagles. Knight brings Eagles up to CLUB him on the back, and then he UPPERCUTS! Eagles staggers, Knight whips but Eagles reverses. Knight goes to the ropes but Eagles CHOP BLOCKS him! Knight gets stuck, Eagles goes to the apron, and Eagles DROPKICKS the legs! Fans fire up while Knight falls into the ring. Eagles hurries back in, for a spinning toehold! Eagles pushes Knight down, covers, ONE!

Eagles keeps on Knight with a STUMP PULLER! Knight endures as he’s being folded up, and Eagles twists a foot! Knight fights through to a roll-up, TWO! HEEL HOOK! Knight scrambles around, ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer and Eagles lets off with some kicks. The ref reprimands but Eagles apologizes. Eagles brings Knight up but Knight throws body shots. Knight throws forearms, and UPPERCUTS, but Eagles sweeps the legs! Fans rally and Eagles talks trash. Knight sits up, into a KICK! And another KICK! And another KICK! Eagles runs, but Knight blocks the kick! Eagles SOBATS, whips, but Knight reverses to DROPKICK!

Fans fire up but that was a little double-edged with the bad leg. Knight still goes to a corner, dares Eagles to get up, and he runs in to LARIAT! And ELBOW! Eagles goes to a corner, Knight hops his way to the SPLASH! Knight whips, scoops, and hits a BACKBREAKER! Again a little double-edged, but Knight covers, TWO! Knight scoops Eagles again but Eagles slips off to waistlock. Knight switches, Eagles blocks the superkick, and Eagles hooks Knight up, TURBO- NO, Knight handsprings through the throw! And rebounds to SLIDING SHOULDER! Fans fire up with Knight and he manages the JUMPING SPLASH! Cover, TWO!

Fans cheer as Eagles is still in this. Knight pounds the mat, watches Eagles rise, and he runs in, but Eagles dumps him over! Knight sunset flips but Eagles rolls through to a stack! TWO and back to the sunset, TWO! Eagles goes after the legs, Knight kicks him away! Eagles comes back but Knight gets around to ripcord and SKY- NO, Eagles wheelbarrows, victory rolls, and hooks up the legs! Knight drags Eagles down into a cradle! TWO!! Eagles escapes, shoots in, rolls Knight but Knight comes back to roll Eagles! SCHOOLBOY BRIDGE, TWO!! Eagles kicks, Knight ducks and SUPERKICKS!

Eagles is in a corner, Knight fires up and runs, but into a dropkick to the legs! Fans fire up and Knight goes to a corner. Eagles runs in, but Knight puts him on the apron. Eagles ROCKS Knight first, springboards, but Knight gets under! Knight comes back, ROCKS Eagles, ROUNDHOUSES, then roars! Knight puts Eagles up top, says it’s time, and he jumps for the- NO, Eagles lands on his feet from the Steiner! EAGLE LOCK!! Knight endures, reaches out, but Eagles drags him back! Fans rally as Knight keeps fighting, but Eagles drags him back again! Eagles throws knees into the knee, drops down, EAGLE LOCK!!! Knight taps, Eagles wins!

Winner: Robbie Eagles, by submission (gains 2 points; Knight earns 0)

Eagles flies over the Jet, and he keeps pace with the man who just beat him in Wato! Will the Sniper still have a shot at the semifinals?

 

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

El Inmortal is still alive in the block, unlike the Murder Machine. Sho cheated Taiji Ishimori just last round, will he cheat Titan here? Or will things still be tranquilo in the BOSJ?

Evil accompanies Sho out to ringside like yesterday, but as Sho wants to put one out with him, Evil leaves him hanging! And then he sits at the timekeeper’s area instead of standing in the corner! Is Evil still upset that Sho tried to put the blame on him? Sho looks worried, but then he attacks Titan on the ramp! Sho pulls at the mask! The ref reprimands, Sho lets off, and he drags Titan up to bring him around the way. Sho CLUBS Titan, and then asks Evil to help him mug Titan. Evil refuses! Sho frowns and he puts Titan in the ring. The bell rings, Sho kicks Titan around. Sho throws forearms, then runs, but Titan DROPKICKS him!

Fans fire up, Titan finally gets his jacket off, and Titan builds speed! Sho moves so Titan rolls and flips out of the ring! Sho rushes back in, but Titan dodges to RA- NO! Sho blocks to APRON POWERBOMB! Titan flops to the floor and Sho talks some trash. Sho brings Titan up, SMACKS him off the apron, and Titan staggers around the way. Sho stalks Titan, puts him back in the ring, and Evil walks around. Sho stomps Titan, drags him up and puts him on the top rope. Sho climbs and pulls at the mask! The fans boo and the ref reprimands, but Sho shoves the ref away! Sho has the mask halfway up!

The ref counts, Sho stops at 4, and Titan gets his mask back down. Sho CLUBS Titan into a Tree of Woe, then stomps away! Sho digs his boot in, the ref counts and Sho dumps Titan down. Sho drags Titan up, throws him out, and he distracts the ref. But Evil just stands there! Sho can’t believe it! Why’d Evil even come out here, then? Sho goes out after Titan, puts him back in, and Sho slides in. Sho drags Titan up, but Titan throws a forearm! And a SOBAT! And another forearm! Sho rakes Titan’s eyes! The ref reprimands but Sho whips. Titan holds ropes, BOOTS back, and fans fire up! But Sho ELBOWS Titan!

Sho whips, Titan reverses and TORNADO DDTS! Fans fire up while both men are down! Titan runs, but Sho dumps him to the apron! Sho runs, but Titan slingshots and body scissors Sho out of the ring! Titan fires up, springboards, TOP ROPE QUEBRADA! Evil doesn’t even try to make the save! Fans fire up as Titan roars, and he stomps Sho around. Titan puts Sho in, covers, TWO! Sho is hanging in there but Titan kicks him in the leg. And the other leg! And then a strike fest, and SOBAT! Fans fire up, Titan runs, but Sho shoves the ref in the way! Sho then runs to SPEAR Titan down!

Sho hurries to the corner, he grabs the wrench, and fans boo. Sho aims at Titan as he stands up, but Titan goes Matrix! CALF KICK! Down goes Sho! Cover, the ref is back, TWO!! But Titan has the leg to step over, tie Sho up, and JAVE MORTAL!! Sho endures the Muta Lock, Titan thrashes him around, and NOW Evil gets on the apron! Evil distracts while Sho taps! Fans boo, Titan would’ve won! Titan rushes over but Evil shoves the ref away so he can throw Titan by his mask! But Titan kips up to PELE! Fans fire up and Titan goes to a corner. Sho runs in, Titan KICKS and KICKS and CALF KICKS!

Fans fire up and Titan goes to the corner! Titan skins the cat to the top, aims and DIVING- NO, Sho gets clear! Sho JUMP KNEES, runs, but Titan gets him for a TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Sho survives but fans rally behind Titan. Titan roars, he grabs Sho’s leg, but Sho grabs the ref! Sho kicks Titan away and Evil SMACKS Titan with a chair!! Sho rolls Titan up, TWO!!! Titan survives and fans fire up! Sho aims his bow, drags Titan up and tucks him in, SHOCK ARROW!! Cover, Sho wins!

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

Evil comes through for Sho in the end, what a “good” friend. And then he and Sho stomp away on Titan! They pull his mask off, too!! Insult to injury and the fans boo! A Young Lion gives his shirt to Titan, but then Evil & Sho mug him, while putting Titan’s mask on the Young Lion! Titan covers the Young Lion, but the House put one out on them both. What a twisted happy ending this is. Sho may not be going to the semifinals, but will the House of Torture only get worse?

 

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

The Heel Master is out of the running, and the Nova Fireball is on the bubble. Will Kanemaru put out the fire right here? Or will Akira survive another round?

Changing things up, Akira has the Great-O-Khan with him now to help literally wave the United Empire’s banner. Kanemaru takes a swig, and then he kicks Akira low! Kanemaru CLUBS Akira, has him in a corner, the bell rings, and Kanemaru whips corner to corner. Akira BOOTS Kanemaru but Kanemaru elbows Akira. Kanemaru runs, Akira dodges him, and then Akira comes back to RANA! Kanemaru bails out, fans rally for “A! KI-RA!” and Akira builds speed. But Kanemaru slides in to dropkick the legs out! Kanemaru stalks Akira to a corner, brings him up and throws him out. Kanemaru then chases Akira, to get his leg and SHIN BREAKER!

Kanemaru then SWINGS the leg into the post! Akira writhes and clutches his leg while Kanemaru slides into the ring. Akira hobbles up and hops into the ring, but Kanemaru is after the leg. Kanemaru SMASHES the knee on the mat! Kanemaru grabs the leg again, drags Akira from ropes, and then YANKS the leg! Fans rally, Kanemaru steps through and has the CROSS HEEL DEATHLOCK! Akira endures, but he keeps his shoulders up. Akira grabs at Kanemaru but Kanemaru pulls on the legs! Akira reaches out, claws his way over, and gets the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer and the ref counts, and Kanemaru lets off slowly.

Akira crawls but Kanemaru stomps the legs. Kanemaru drags Akira up to get the leg again, SHIN- NO, sunset flip! TWO, and Kanemaru kicks the bad leg again. Kanemaru whips Akira corner to corner but Akira falls before making it there! Kanemaru runs in again but Akira avoids the dropkick! Akira wheelbarrows, victory rolls, and STOMP 182! Fans fire up while both men are down. Akira and Kanemaru go to corners and fans rally up. Akira runs in but into a BOOT! Kanemaru tilt-o-whirls but Akira throws him away! Akira rolls but Kanemaru throws him off! The leg jams, Kanemaru kicks it out, and Kanemaru steps through.

But Akira kicks Kanemaru away! Kanemaru rebounds and Akira trips him! Akira Oklahoma Rolls, TWO! Fans cheer and Kanemaru stomps the leg out. Kanemaru brings Akira up, SHIN- NO, Akira sunset flips again! But Kanemaru sits on the cover, TWO!! Akira escapes, hobbles up, and SUPERKICKS! Akira runs, but Kanemaru victory rolls him! TWO, Kanemaru steps through, but Akira drags him to a cradle! AKIRA WINS!

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

Akira defeats a man who’s been wrestling as long as Akira’s been alive! His leg may be hurting, but will Akira be able to fight his way to the top?

 

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

It seems almost unimaginable that the Ace of the Junior Heavyweight Division is 1-5 in the BOSJ, but he is, so he’s out of the running. Can he at least save face by bringing down The Bad Child? Or can not even the Timesplitter avoid the Final Hour?

The bell rings and fans rally as the two approach. Lio offers a handshake, Kushida accepts, and fans cheer the sportsmanship. The two go around, Kushida tries his drop toehold but Lio stays back. Lio tells Kushida to stand up so Kushida obliges and they feel things out. They start to knuckle lock but Lio rolls. Kushida baits Lio in by sitting down and reclining back, but he also has a leg guard ready. Lio copies Kushida, they go feet to feet and feel out a knuckle lock. They fight for control, Kushida grabs one arm with both hands to wristlock! Lio rolls but Kushida rolls with him to hold on!

Lio spins, breaks free, and speeds up! Kushida follows but Lio redirects! Kushida still keeps up, and Lio backs away to a corner. Kushida rushes in but Lio slips under! Lio then mocks Kushida by copying the leg bait. Fans cheer while Kushida tells him to stop. Lio scoots around, he and Kushida knuckle lock, and then Lio lifts Kushida up with his legs! They rock back, Lio jumps up, but Kushida blocks the monkey flip and jackknifes! ONE and Kushida gets moving. Lio avoids the Penalty Kick to the arm, goes Matrix to avoid the clothesline, but Kushida blocks the kick. Kushida flips Lio but Lio lands on his feet!

Lio bobs ‘n’ weaves as Kushida swings on him! Lio then whips, but Kushida reverses. Lio springboards to FLYING RANA! Kushida comes back, Lio dodges to mule kick and ENZIGURI! Cover, ONE!! Fans rally up and Lio follows Kushida to the apron. Lio brings Kushida up but Kushida KICKS him in the arm! Kushida goes for that arm, he has the double wristlock, but Lio steps through the ropes. Lio turns things around to have the armlock on Kushida! The ref counts, Kushida throws body shots, but Lio goes back to the apron. Lio gets around Kushida, sunset flips but Kushida holds off the bomb! APRON ARMBAR!

The ref counts, Kushida lets go at 4, and fans rally up. Kushida hits the arm with a FLYING KNEE! The fans fire up and Kushida brings Lio around. Kushida puts Lio in, drags him around, goes after the arm and steps through to hammerlock it. Kushida goes for the other arm, steps over, but Lio moves around to fight the pressure. Kushida traps the arm to SNAP LOCK it! Lio flounders to ropes, Kushida is after him again. Kushida wrenches, snapmares and drops a knee on the arm! Kushida chicken wings Lio on the mat, to move into CATTLE MUTILATION! Lio rolls to get out of the hold but ends up in a cover, TWO!

Fans cheer and Lio goes to ropes. Kushida SLIDE KICKS! Lio flounders to a corner, Kushida wrenches the arm and CHOPS! Kushida whips, hip tosses and cartwheels to basement dropkick! Lio bails out, fans fire up, and Kushida goes to the apron. Lio avoids the knee this time, and he mule kicks from the apron! Lio jumps in, builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit, but Kushida caught Lio into a KIMURA! Lio fights up, whips free, but Kushida comes back! DOUBLE LARIATS and both men are down on the floor! Fans rally up and the ring count starts! Lio sits up at 4, Kushida follows, and both men stand at 10.

Lio throws hands, goes for the ring, but Kushida yanks him back. Kushida slides in at 13, Lio hurries in, but Kushida PENALTY KICKS the arm! Fans fire up and Kushida says its time! But Lio avoids the Hoverboard! Kushida avoids the superman punch, and he PELES! But Lio blocks the fastball! Kushida avoids the heel kick, DOUBLE LARIATS, DOUBLE BOOTS, and then DOUBLE SHOTEIS take both men down! Fans fire up again and Kushida rises. Lio goes to ropes, swings, but Kushida dodges to KICK and KICK and KICK! Kushida whips, Lio reverses but Kushida handsprings! Lio dodges to run, RUSH- ARMBAR!!

Kushida has Lio but Lio moves around to stack! TWO, and Lio mule kicks! Kushida avoids the heel kick to KICK the bad arm! But then Lio spins to HEEL KICK after all! Both men are down again and fans fire back up! Lio goes to a corner, climbs up top, and FINAL- ARMBREAKER!! It was double-edged for Kushida, it ended up more a shoulder tackle from Lio now! Lio hurries back up, and he hits the FINAL HOUR!! Cover, LIO WINS!

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

Kushida tried a last ditch counter but it may have cost him more than just this loss! Will the Bad Child keep this momentum going into the final rounds?

 

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

Direct Drive is on a roll and having a lot of fun while he’s at it. Will he continue to #StunTheWorld? Or will the Black Mask look to spoil that fun?

The bell rings and the two circle. Fans rally up and the two approach. Bushi kicks low, CLUBS and whips, but Yoh reverses. Yoh drops, bypasses then drop toeholds. Yoh runs to basemen dropkick! Bushi bails out, Yoh builds speed, but then he rolls back to copy Bushi’s little lounging move. Bushi rushes in but Yoh kicks him first. Yoh stomps Bushi, then stomps a leg. Yoh brings Bushi up to ROCK him to a corner. Yoh stomps a mudhole in, then wrenches and whips corner to corner. Yoh runs in but into a BOOT! Bushi dropkicks a leg out! Fans rally up while both men are down, and Bushi stands first.

Bushi stomps Yoh, drags him up, and turns him for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Bushi drags Yoh into a chinlock, digs his knee into Yoh’s back, and pulls back into a headscissor. Yoh kicks around as he endures the squeeze, then kicks his way forward to the ROPEBREAK! Bushi smothers Yoh but lets off as the ref counts 4. Yoh sputters but Bushi stomps him down. Bushi drags Yoh up, but Yoh throws forearms. Bushi ROCKS Yoh back, then ROCKS him again! Bushi whips, Yoh CLOBBERS him in return! Bushi bails out but Yoh goes to the apron. Yoh CANNONBALLS and down goes Bushi!

Fans fire up and Yoh taunts Robbie Eagles now that he’s on commentary. Eagles tells him to focus on Bushi. Yoh drags Bushi up, puts him in at 10 of 20, then drags him up again. Fans rally as Yoh SLAMS Bushi into a drop zone, and then TWISTING VADER! Cover, TWO! Yoh keeps his focus and fans rally up. Yoh drags Bushi up, suplexes, but Bushi slips free! Bushi goes to ropes, Yoh runs in but Bushi dumps him to the apron. Bushi knocks Yoh off the apron, runs, but Yoh slides in to DROPKICK! Yoh then suplexes, FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Both men are down and the fans rally back up.

Yoh goes to ropes, shakes his head, and he roars! Yoh tunes up the band, but Bushi blocks the superkick to fire off forearms! Bushi runs, but into an elbow! Yoh runs, but into a DROPKICK! Both men are down again and fans rally back up again. Yoh drags himself up with the ropes, Bushi storms up and blocks a kick. Bushi puts the leg in the ropes to DROPKICK the leg, then he DRAPING BACKSTABBERS! Fans fire up with Bushi and he brings Yoh up. FISHERMAN- NO, Yoh fights it by sprawling! Yoh throws body shots, knees low, and runs, but Bushi ENZIGURIS! Bushi brings Yoh up, FISHERMAN SCREW! Cover, TWO!

Yoh is still in this but Bushi calls his shot! Fans fire up and Bushi climbs the corner. Yoh rises, Bushi leaps, M- NO, Yoh gets around to waistlock! O’Conner, but Bushi slips out and backslides! Yoh rolls off, Bushi ducks a kick! Yoh blocks a kick, ducks the enziguri, but not the HEEL KICK! Bushi runs, but into Yoh’s SUPERKICK! Both men are down and fans fire up! Yoh goes to a corner, he goes up the corner, and he mocks Bushi! MX!?! Yoh hits Bushi’s own move and fans are thunderous! Yoh gets Bushi up to underhook, DIRECT DRIVE! Cover, Yoh wins!!

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

Just when it looked like Yoh wasn’t going to do something wild, he surprises Bushi with his own finisher! Yoh snatches the mask cover as perhaps a trophy, but will Yoh soon have the trophy?

 

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

The Bone Soldier got cheated by Sho, but he said there was no hard feelings. Meanwhile, Mike Bailey is the top of the block at 5-1! Will Speedball build even more momentum? Or will round seven be Too Sweet?

The bell rings and fans rally up. The two slowly circle, but Taiji rushes in to BOOT Mike down! BONELOCK, but Mike rolls free quickly! Taiji bails out to avoid the roundhouse! Fans applaud the stare down, but then Mike rushes out after Taiji. Taiji leads Mike on a cat ‘n’ mouse, and he stomps Mike as he slides in! Taiji wrenches but Mike rolls, handsprings, wrenches back and arm-drags! Taiji comes back but into a DROPKICK! Fans fire up and Mike aims. Mike fires lightning kicks but Taiji bails out! Mike slingshots to the apron, MOONSAULTS but Taiji dodges! Only for Mike continue the lightning kicks! But Taiji ducks the enziguri!

Taiji drags Mike up, wrenches, hammerlocks and POSTS him! Mike writhes, and Taiji tells fans to make room. Taiji whips Mike to BOWL him through chairs! A strike for Taiji and the ref checks on Mike. Taiji then unties the blue buckle pad. The Bullet Club Special comes into play, but the fans rally for Mike. Mike hobbles up, gets in the ring at 4 of 20, but Taiji CLUBS him down. Taiji wrenches, hammerlocks, and RAMS Mike into the bare buckles! Mike shouts in pain while he writhes, and Taiji stalks him. Taiji drags Mike up, wrenches and whips, to WRING the arm! Taiji grabs the arm for a keylock then steps over!

Mike endures and fans rally up. Taiji pulls on the arm but Mike claws his way forward, to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Taiji lets off at 4, and Mike drags himself up. Taiji whips but Mike blocks by holding ropes! Taiji keeps trying, Mike holds on, so Taiji CLUBS him! Taiji whips, Mike handsprings, but Taiji dropkicks the arms out! Taiji grins and he stalks Mike. Taiji taunts Mike, fans rally up, and Taiji brings Mike up. Mike throws forearms, but Taiji ELBOWS Mike in the shoulder! Taiji runs, but into a KICK! Fans fire up and Mike grits his teeth as he gets back up. Taiji rises, Mike SOBATS! AX KICKS! And BUZZSAWS!

Fans fire up with Mike and he SHOOTING STARS! But the bad arm keeps him from making the cover! Fans rally for Mike, he shakes that arm out, and he aims, but Taiji ducks the kick to spin Mike! And POSTS him! Taiji drags Mike out, hammerlocks and scoops, for the SHOULDER BUSTER! Fans rally, Taiji aims from the corner, and Mike slowly rises up. Taiji runs in, tilt-o-whirl, but Mike blocks to roll Taiji with a body scissors cradle! TWO!! Taiji escapes, but Mike ROCKS him! Taiji CLUBS the bad arm! Mike ROCKS Taiji again! Taiji CLUBS the bad arm again! Mike ROCKS Taiji, Taiji fires off on the arm!

Mike CHOPS! Taiji staggers, Mike CHOPS again! But Taiji whips Mike! Mike stops from hitting bare buckles, then he elbows Taiji away! Taiji rushes back in, but into BOOTS! Mike goes up, ULTIMA- NO, Taiji moves! Mike rolls through, comes back, but Taiji ducks the spin kick! But the lightning kicks return! And the ENZIGURI hits! Fans fire up and Taiji flops to the outside. Fans rally up, Mike goes to the corner, but Taiji rolls into the ring! Taiji gets Mike’s arm to wrench, wrap, and runs to the corner! Mike stops the posting, ROCKS Taiji then GAMANGIRIS! Taiji flops back out, and Mike goes up the corner, to TORNILLO!!

Fans are thunderous again and Mike gets Taiji back up. Mike puts Taiji in at 5 of 20, goes back up the corner, and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Fans fire up again but Taiji comes back! Mike BOOTS, HEEL KICKS, then hoists Taiji up top! Mike ties Taiji up, brings him out, but Taiji sunset flips! Mike stays up, to then MOONSAULT KNEE DROP!! Mike then hurries back up top, ULTIMA WEAPON FLOPS as Taiji moves! BONELOCK!! But Mike rolls it to a cover, TWO!! Mike ROUNDHOUSES! And THRUST KICKS! And then TATSUMAKI, into the buckles!! Taiji SLAMS the arm against buckles, then drags Mike back with a dragon sleeper!

Taiji hoists Mike up, 1916!! Cover, TWO!?!? Mike survives, Taiji wrenches and tilt-o-whirls, LA MYSTICA! And the BONELOCK!!!! Mike taps, Taiji wins!!

Winner: Taiji Ishimori, by submission (gains 2 points; Bailey earns 0)

The Bone Soldier is back up and is now the top of the block! Will this win be just what Taiji needed to make sure #ItsReborn?

 

Best of the Super Juniors 30, B Block: El Desperado VS Dan Moloney!

The Rogue Luchador beat the Wild Rhino and even survived the attack afterward. Meanwhile, #DaDrilla’s got nothing left to lose since he’s out of the running. Will Moloney conquer Desperado for the United Empire? Or will Strong Style prevail?

The bell rings and the two rush right in to RAM shoulders! Dan eggs Desperado on so Desperado runs. They RAM shoulders again, and then again! Dan says this is too easy, so Desperado dares him to go then. Dan runs, and he runs Desperado over! Fans cheer the show of strength and Dan throws up the crown. Dan drags Desperado up, whips him to ropes, but Desperado avoids the dropkick! Desperado wants a leg but Dan scrambles to the ropes. Desperado lets off, brings Dan up, but Dan suplexes Desperado! GOURD BUSTER, and then Dan gets back in. Desperado swings, but into a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO!

Fans rally while Desperado bails out. Dan goes out after him, brings him up, and CHOPS Desperado! Desperado staggers away, Dan follows, and he says he’s the man now! And he CHOPS Desperado again! Desperado eggs Dan on so Dan CHOPS him again! Desperado stands to CHOP! Dan CHOPS! Eagles likes this! Dan tells him to shut up and he follows Desperado. Dan stomps Desperado down, digs his boot into Desperado, and Red Shoes reprimands. Dan apologizes, but then he POSTS Desperado! Red Shoes checks Desperado but Dan leaves him behind. The fans rally up and a ring count starts.

Desperado gets in at 3 of 20 but Dan’s right on him, with a CHOP! Desperado goes to a corner, Dan stomps Desperado down. Dan stomps him more, then stands on him! Red Shoes counts, Dan lets off and apologizes. Dan stomps and kicks Desperado around, but Desperado CHOPS! And CHOPS again! Dan CHOPS back and Desperado staggers away. Dan reels Desperado in, but Desperado fights the suplex with body shots! So Dan CHOPS again! Desperado CHOPS again! Dan CHOPS again! Desperado sputters and drops to a knee, and Dan eggs him on. Fans rally, Desperado swings, but Dan dodges!

Dan gets around, waistlocks, ripcords, and CHOPS! Desperado staggers, Dan reels him back in, but Desperado suplexes first! Fans fire up while both men are down again. Desperado snarls at Dan and stalks him to a corner. Desperado whips corner to corner, runs in and clotheslines! And then a big lift, Dan fights back with punches, but Desperado still hits the BIG back suplex! Fans fire up and Desperado SPLASHES a leg! Desperado then puts on the STRETCH MUFFLER! Dan scrambles to the ROPEBREAK, and Red Shoes counts. Desperado lets off, and stomps the leg! Fans rally while Dan adjusts his kneepad.

Desperado drags Dan up, gut wrenches, but Dan fights off Guitarra! But Desperado kicks the bad leg! Desperado drags Dan up, GUITARRA- NO, Dan slips free, shoves and DROPKICKS! Both men are down and the fans rally up. Dan stands, hobbles over, and he brings Desperado up. Desperado blocks the suplex, but so does Dan. They fight for control, Dan’s leg bothers him, so Desperado kicks it out! Desperado drags Dan up, and suplexes, but Dan fights it! Dan fisherman’s, but Desperado fights that! Dan blocks the cradle counter, to FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Desperado hangs tough and fans rally up.

Dan pounds the mat, slashes his throat and throws up the crown. Dan drags Desperado up, but Desperado wrenches out to EL ES CULERO! TWO!! Dan ROCKS Desperado, but Desperado CHOPS! And ROCKS him, and- ENZIGURI from Dan! Dan hurries to bring Desperado up and ripcords, but Desperado SPINEBUSTERS! Fans fire up as Desperado roars! Gut wrench, GUITARRA DEL ANGEL! Cover, TWO!! Dan survives but Desperado fires up again! Fans are with him, and Desperado drags Dan up. Desperado underhooks, PINCHE- NO, Dan fights it! Dan back drops, Desperado sunset flips, but Dan stays up to DOUBLE STOMP and then SENTON!

Fans fire up while both men are down again. Dan shakes out the bad leg, goes to a corner, and he runs in at Desperado, to GORE!! Cover, TWO!!! Desperado survives and Dan is shocked! Dan says he’s gonna finish this, and he drags Desperado back up. Dan reels Desperado in, throws up the crown, but Desperado sunset flips to the STRETCH MUFFLER! Fans fire up as Dan endures! Dan scrambles around, reaches out, but Desperado drags him back! NUMERO DOS!! Dan taps, Desperado wins!!

Winner: El Desperado, by submission (gains 2 points; Moloney earns 0)

Da Drilla might’ve gotten a little cocky and he got caught! And with this, The Rogue Luchador is 5-2, staying alongside the top of the block! Will Strong Style take Desperado to the semifinals?

 

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

The Ticking Timebomb overcame the Timesplitter but only by count-out. Meanwhile, Public Enemy Number One tapped out Taguchi in a seriously technical battle. Will the United Empire conquer even the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion? Or will Hiromu stay strong as the defending BOSJ winner?

Hiromu’s picture diary entry for TJP is TJP with a bloody face, the shot from after he lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships. Hiromu then sees Great-O-Khan on commentary, is a bit intimidated, but still gives the book to Milano Collection AT. The bell rings and fans rally up for “HI-RO-MU!” as he stares TJP down. They slowly circle, there are “T J P!” chants going, and TJP points them out in appreciation. The chants start dueling, but Hiromu’s are stronger. The two tie up, go to ropes, and TJP turns things around. TJP has a Nakamura lean on Hiromu, but he lets off.

Hiromu swings but TJP dodges! TJP swings but Hiromu dodges! The fans cheer as the two stand off. They circle, feel things out, and knuckle lock. Hiromu tries to get in deeper but TJP keeps him back. TJP then spins to wrench and wrangle Hiromu to a top wristlock. Fans applaud, Hiromu gets up, and Hiromu wrenches, loops it around TJP and wrenches again. Hiromu has the wristlock, but TJP rolls, spins and slips around to drag Hiromu into the twisting headscissors! Fans applaud while Hiromu kicks around. Hiromu reaches up to headscissor back, but TJP moves and headstands. Fans applaud, and then TJP pops free.

TJP has Hiromu’s legs trapped, but Hiromu clinches to drag TJP into a body scissor. TJP hooks the leg, turns Hiromu over, and the two bridge up to headstand! Hiromu slaps, TJP slaps, and fans fire up for this upside-down slap fight! TJP brings things back to right-side-up, but Hiromu avoids the kick to trip TJP! Cover, ONE, and the fans applaud as the two stand off again. Hiromu and TJP reset, the fans rally up, and the two feel things out. Hiromu kicks low, CLUBS TJP, then whips. TJP goes Spider-Man, but Hiromu stays back to avoid the trap. Fans rally up as Hiromu sits down and dares TJP to come back.

TJP sits down on the apron and dares Hiromu to come on out. Hiromu lies down to lounge, and fans applaud the bravado. TJP also lounges, but then both men spring to their feet! Hiromu rushes in but TJP blocks the forearm! Hiromu blocks the gamangiri! TJP sidesteps the shoulder to get Hiromu in the ropes! ROPE OCTOPUS! Red Shoes counts, TJP lets go at 4, and Hiromu flops to the floor. Fans rally and TJP fetches Hiromu into the ring. TJP scrapes Hiromu’s face, KNEES him in the back, and then traps an arm for the SNAP ARMBAR! Hiromu writhes and TJP smirks. Cover, ONE, but TJP keeps cool.

TJP drags Hiromu up, CHOPS him to a corner, and whips corner to corner. Hiromu comes back to DROPKICK TJP in the shoulder! TJP has the tape on it, so Hiromu has his target! Hiromu brings TJP around but TJP drags him into a cradle! TWO! TJP kicks low, and he shakes out the arm. TJP uses ropes to pull the arm, and then TJP goes to suplex. The bad arm makes that difficult, so TJP shifts to a HALF HATCH! TJP drags Hiromu back up, another HALF HATCH! And then another HALF HATCH! A variation on Three Amigos and TJP covers, TWO! Fans rally up again while TJP backs off.

TJP swings his arm to get it working, and he brings Hiromu up. Hiromu CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! TJP knees low! TJP runs, but Hiromu follows and RANAS! Fans fire up, TJP flounders to a corner, and Hiromu runs corner to corner, to clothesline! Snapmare and basement dropkick! But TJP bails out! Fans fire up and Hiromu goes to the apron, to JOHN WOO! TJP tumbles and fans fire up with Hiromu! Hiromu catches his breath while Red Shoes checks TJP. TJP is okay to continue so Hiromu brings TJP up. Hiromu puts TJP in, hurries after, and has TJP for a suplex. TJP slips out, swings, but Hiromu spins him around for FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!

Fans rally while both men are down. Hiromu drags TJP up, fireman’s carries, but TJP fights free! TJP avoids the backhand to HEADBUTT! Hiromu staggers, comes back, but into a SUPERKICK! Hiromu tries gain, but TJP BOOTS and JUMP SOBATS! Fans fire up while both men are down! TJP shakes out the bad arm, fans rally up as he stands, and TJP brings Hiromu up to whip. Hiromu reverses but TJP springboards to FLYING FOREARM! But because that was the bad arm, it slows TJP down. TJP goes to one corner, Hiromu goes to the other. TJP runs in to back elbow! TJP sits Hiromu down and fans fire up!

TJP gives Hiromu scrapes of the laces! TJP then goes side to side, to BOOT WASH! Fans fire up, and TJP drags Hiromu to center. TJP climbs up and fans rally. MAMBA- NO, he has to bail out as Hiromu move! Hiromu fireman’s carries, CORNER DEATH VALLEY! Both men are down and fans fire back up. Hiromu goes to a corner, he runs in and SHOTGUNS TJP! But TJP comes right back to SHOTGUN Hiromu! TJP keeps moving, and he BUSAIKU KNEES! Cover, TWO!! Hiromu survives and TJP is beside himself! Fans rally up, TJP stands and he brings Hiromu up. But Hiromu throws a forearm!

TJP wobbles but stays up. Hiromu ROCKS him with another forearm, and then another! TJP swings, Hiromu blocks and spins to TRIANGLE D!! TJP flails around, reaches out, and fans rally, ROPEBREAK! Hiromu lets go but he staggers back up. Hiromu drags TJP up, fireman’s carries, but TJP slips free and shoves Hiromu away. TJP goes to a corner, Hiromu runs in but only gets buckles! TORNADO- NO, Hiromu throws TJP off! Hiromu runs in, TJP gets around, but Hiromu drops! TJP blocks the victory roll and covers, TWO!! Hiromu escapes, runs in again, but TJP BOOTS him! TJP runs, but into the HIROMU-CHAN BOMBER!

Fans fire up while both men are down! Hiromu and TJP stir, and Hiromu stands first. Hiromu follows TJP out to the apron, brings him up, and fireman’s carries! TJP fights free, but Hiromu ROCKS him! TJP ROCKS Hiromu, Hiromu ROCKS TJP! TJP ROCKS Hiromu again, but hurts himself since that’s his bad arm! Hiromu fires off a flurry of forearms, then he brings TJP up! Red Shoes says don’t do this, and the fans are worried, too! But TJP fights the suplex! Hiromu keeps trying, but TJP slips out to SUPERKICK! Hiromu is stuck on the top rope, TJP goes up the corner, and TJP MAMBA GUILLOTINES!

Fans fire up and TJP watches Hiromu writhe. Hiromu sits up, into NOVA FIREBALL!! Cover, TWO!!! TJP shouting out his tag partner doesn’t finish this! But TJP puts Hiromu in a drop zone and goes up the corner. MAMBA- TRIANGLE D!!! TJP is caught, he reaches out, then stacks Hiromu to float over, PINOY STRETCH!! Hiromu endures, reaches out, drags TJP with him, but he starts fading! The fans rally up harder, and Hiromu gets a second wind to get the ROPEBREAK!! TJP lets go in frustration and the fans fire up. TJP drags Hiromu up, fireman’s carries, but Hiromu fights it!

Hiromu tries to get away, TJP has the wrist still, so Hiromu BOOTS TJP down! Hiromu drags TJP up, but TJP reels Hiromu in, STRAITJACKET DDT!! TJP runs, but Hiromu avoids the knee! Mule kick, front kick, but TJP ducks the superkick! Hiromu avoids the sobat to SUPERKICK! Hiromu runs, TJP dodges the lariat, but he runs into a fireman’s carry! Hiromu throws TJP to the dragon sleeper, TJP spins around, but Hiromu uses that to suplex! But TJP throws knees! Hiromu stays up with TJP, shifts back tot he fireman’s carry, DYNAMITE PLUNGER! Cover, TWO!! TJP survives and the fans fire up again!

Hiromu roars as we pass 20 minutes out of 30! TJP rises, Hiromu runs, but TJP ducks the lariat to dragon sleeper! Hiromu drops but TJP has the ARMBAR! Hiromu stacks TJP, deadlifts and POWERBOMBS! Hiromu runs, HIROMU-CHAN BOMBER!! Hiromu then fireman’s carries, for TIMEBOMB!!! Cover, Hiromu wins!!

Winner: Hiromu Takahashi, by pinfall (gains 2 points; TJP earns 0)

The United Empire could not conquer this ungovernable! TJP is on the bubble in the block, will he keep it from bursting next round?

As for Hiromu, after his hand is raised and he’s handed his title and an icepack, he gets the mic. Fans chant for “HI-RO-MU! HI-RO-MU!” and Hiromu says, “I’m tired. So tired. I can’t do this anymore. I can’t stand! Ugh, I hurt all over! It’s impossible! I’m sorry! I can’t do it anymore! I can’t! I can’t! I’m sorry! I’m so sorry! BUT I’M FINE!” Fans cheer but which is it?! Hiromu then lies back down and asks, “Do you mind if I talk from down here? It’s understandable, right? Seven matches in eight days! Anyone would die!” Fans applaud that. Hiromu sits up to say that TJP, “I have to say… You’re too damned handsome!”

Fans laugh and applaud, apparently in agreement. Hiromu continues to tell TJP, “You look a little tool cool for this, don’t you?” A fan shouts, “Hiromu-chan’s cool, too!” Hiromu thanks them for that. “Thank you to the one fan who thinks Hiromu-chan looks handsome, too!” Hiromu sits up now and says the hashtags are #BOSJ30 and #TJPISSUPERHANDSOMEANDCOOL! Make sure to spell that right. Hiromu is sure they all remember what he said at the press conference. If not, remember: He doesn’t want just four in a row, he wants TEN IN A ROW! Fans cheer, but then Hiromu points out not all of them are cheering for him.

Does that mean they don’t want to see Hiromu even get four in a row? More fans cheer but Hiromu wants to take a survey. “Who wants to see me win Best of the Super Juniors four in a row? Clap.” The fans clap! Well in that case, Hiromu doesn’t wanna win four in a row. “It’s just a little too much for me, isn’t it? Who wants me not to win? Yell your favorite food right now!” What? Not everyone says something, and Hiromu goes, “That’s what I thought! Sounds good, except for that one guy who really likes sweet potatoes. Sorry to disappoint, but I will win four in a row!” Fans like the sound of that!

Hiromu says not only will he win four in a row, “and we’ll have more…” The fans echo “MORE!” MORE! MORE! MORE! MORE! MORE! MORE! MORE! MORE! MORE! MORE! MORE…! FUN TOGETHER~! The Ticking Timebomb has his goal in mind, will he accomplish it just to spite the haters?

 

Here are the NEW A Block standings!

Taiji Ishimori: 5-2, 10 points
Mike Bailey: 5-2, 10 points
Lio Rush: 5-2, 10 points
Hiromu Takahashi: 5-2, 10 points
Titán: 4-3, 8 points
TJP: 4-3, 8 points
DOUKI: 3-4, 6 points [ELIMINATED]
SHO: 3-4, 6 points [ELIMINATED]
KUSHIDA: 1-6, 2 points [ELIMINATED]
Ryusuke Taguchi: 0-7, 0 points [ELIMINATED]

 

Here are the NEW B Block standings!

Master Wato: 5-2, 10 points
Robbie Eagles: 5-2, 10 points
YOH: 5-2, 10 points
El Desperado: 5-2, 10 points
Francesco Akira: 4-3, 8 points
Kevin Knight: 3-4, 6 points
Clark Connors: 3-4, 6 points
Dan Moloney: 2-5, 4 points [ELIMINATED]
Yoshinobu Kanemaru: 2-5, 4 points [ELIMINATED]
BUSHI: 1-6, 2 points [ELIMINATED]


My Thoughts:

A great round for the BOSJ here, these blocks are getting really interesting. As I have written there, four men are out of the running in A Block but only three are out in B Block. Taguchi VS Douki was a match of men already out of the running but that was still a great match because that is what Taguchi has been doing this whole tournament: He brings a great match out of his opponent, and then puts them over. Great stuff for Douki, he can be a strong part of the Junior Heavyweight Division on behalf of Just5Guys. J5G helped Sanada finally reach world title level, Taichi got the KOPW title, why can’t Douki and Kanemaru take over the Junior Heavyweight Division in the summer?

I also like that on the flipside, there are four men at 5-2 in both blocks. Taiji, Bailey, Lio, Hiromu, Wato, Eagles, Yoh and Desperado, that’s a top eight right there that could easily do a traditional tournament. Any two from A Block, and any two from B Block, will make for awesome semifinals, I can’t wait. Also, Hiromu got a great win off TJP in tonight’s main event and he had me laughing out loud for real with his closing promo. Hiromu is comedic genius, he is a wrestling genius, and who knows, he really could get his fourth in a row, fifth overall. At the same time, he could still fall just short since four is bad luck in Japan. Either way, this is really exciting for NJPW.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (3/4/24)

Brutal rematch after brutal rematch!

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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

  • Becky Lynch VS Nia Jax; wins.
  • Drew McIntyre VS Jey Uso; wins.

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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

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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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