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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (6/7/23)

On the road to Collision!

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Dynamite brings out the gold!

AEW Dynamite lands in Colorado Springs, and Kris Statlander defends her TBS Championship against Anna Jay A.S! Will Kris still be the Galaxy’s Greatest?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Swerve Strickland; Cassidy wins and retains the title.
  • Six Man Tag: Blackpool Combat Club VS Chaos; The BCC wins.
  • Texas Tornado Tag: #JungleHook VS La Faccion Ingobernable; JungleHook wins.
  • Konosuke Takeshita w/ Don Callis VS Daman Ace; Takeshita wins.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Kris Statlander VS Anna Jay A.S; Kris wins and retains the title.
  • Ricky Starks VS Jay White; White wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Swerve Strickland w/ The Mogul Embassy!

The Freshly Squeezed fighting champion survived Double or Nothing’s 20 VS 1 odds, but now he has to deal with The Mogul 1v1! Will Cassidy still be carrying the gold in his backpack? Or will that title be going to whose house? Swerve’s house!

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Cassidy survives once again!

The bell rings and the fans rally for Freshly Squeezed. Swerve is annoyed by that, but he and Cassidy circle. Swerve tells Cassidy to go ahead, do what you do. Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets! Then he dodges a boot, but Swerve reels him in. Cassidy ducks the elbow to no-hands arm-drag! But Swerve handsprings through! Fans fire up and then things speed up. Cassidy hurdles, Swerve blocks the flip to drag Cassidy up. Cassidy fights the nelson with elbows, runs, but Swerve side steps and ducks the leap! Fans fire up as swerve kips up and stares Cassidy down. Cassidy stays by the ropes and Swerve is annoyed.

Swerve eggs Cassidy on, Cassidy comes back, they tie up, and Swerve trips Cassidy. Cover, ONE, but Swerve facelocks. Cassidy rolls, covers, TWO, and Swerve headscissors. Cassidy is down, ONE, and Swerve chinlocks. Cassidy scrambles to the ROPEBREAK, but then Swerve hooks Cassidy’s legs away! Swerve rolls Cassidy to a mounted armlock! Fans rally, Swerve wrenches that arm, but Cassidy fights up. Cassidy reaches for ropes but Swerve keeps him from them. Swerve cranks the wristlock but Cassidy rolls, stays put, then rolls back to roll and wrench and hook Swerve up into a Lazy Octopus!

Fans cheer while Swerve endures and fights his way to ropes. But Cassidy goes after the arm now! Cassidy bends the fingers, but Swerve fights to reach for ropes. Cassidy pops around to RANA Swerve, and he runs, to tilt-o-whirl but no DDT! Swerve and Cassidy stare down, Swerve runs in, and Cassidy dumps him out! Fans fire up, but Swerve mocks Cassidy by putting hands in “pockets!” Cassidy runs up but Swerve CLOBBERS him! Swerve TOSSES Cassidy into railing, and then high-fives Prince Nana. Swerve drags Cassidy up, gets the bad arm and SLAMS it against the post! And again! Cassidy clutches his hand while Nana applauds.

Swerve pushes Cassidy into the ring, CLUBS him, ROCKS him, then drags him up. Swerve whips corner to corner, UPPERCUTS him, and Cassidy falls! Fans are torn between the two as Swerve drags Cassidy back up. Swerve whips corner to corner, Cassidy goes up, but Swerve catches him to an Electric Chair! But Cassidy uses that to RANA Swerve out, only for Swerve to hold on! But then Cassidy RANAS again and Swerve hits railing! Fans are thunderous for Cassidy as he gets back into the ring! Cassidy builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit into railing! Cassidy puts Swerve back in, fans rally up, and he climbs the corner!

Cassidy leaps, CROSSBODY, but he bounces off the cover. Cassidy goes to run but Swerve reels him back, but then Cassidy keeps Swerve from running. Swerve breaks free with a leg, and ROCKS Cassidy with a right! Swerve drags Cassidy up, whips him to a corner, but Cassidy tumbles up and out! Cassidy blocks a punch but Swerve blocks a buckle bump. Swerve CHOPS Cassidy, climbs up the ropes and drags Cassidy up to join him. Fans rally as Swerve throws haymakers. Cassidy counters, but Swerve counters back! They fight for control, and they both HOTSHOT off the top buckle! Fans fire up while Dynamite goes picture in picture!

Nana coaches up Swerve, but both he and Cassidy stir. Both men rise, they storm up to each other, and Cassidy RAMS Swerve into railing! Cassidy brings Swerve around, and he RAMS Swerve back into the railing! Nana is furious but Cassidy brings Swerve up and into the ring. Swerve distracts the ref so Nana can yank Cassidy down! Cassidy glares at Nana and Nana backs off, but Swerve BOOTS Cassidy down! Swerve goes out after Cassidy, puts him in the ring, and climbs up the corner, for the FALLING UPPERCUT! Swerve cocky covers, TWO! Swerve scowls, stalks Cassidy to a corner, and CLUBS him on the back!

Swerve drags Cassidy from the corner, drops an ax handle, then clamps on a chinlock. Cassidy endures as Swerve leans on him and chicken wings an arm. Swerve chinbars, as well, but Cassidy fights the hold. Fans rally as Cassidy fights up to his feet, Dynamite returns to single picture, and Swerve throws a body shot! Swerve half nelsons, Cassidy throws elbows! Cassidy is free, and he ROCKS Swerve! And ROCKS him again! And again! Nana claims closed fist but Swerve BOOTS Cassidy! Swerve talks trash, pie faces, rolls, but into a SUPERKICK! Cassidy goes for an Alabama Lift but the back hurts him!

Swerve WRINGS Cassidy, gator rolls him and suplexes, but Cassidy STUN DOG MILLIONAIRES! Swerve wobbles, rebounds, HOUSE- NO, Cassidy avoids the House Call! Cassidy runs, but Swerve somersaults to COMPLETE SHOT! Both men are down and fans are thunderous again! Cassidy and Swerve stir as the fans rally up. They flounder towards each other, Swerve drags Cassidy up, and Swerve throws body shots. Swerve talks trash, but Cassidy “hits” back. Swerve says okay, and he fires off more hard body shots! Swerve talks more trash but Cassidy fires more “heavy” hands. Swerve swings, into a backslide! TWO!!

Cassidy reels Swerve in, gets around him, and tilt-o-whirls to DDT! Cover, TWO! Swerve survives but Cassidy goes to the corner. Cassidy climbs, but Swerve bails out of the ring. Cassidy sighs, adjusts position, but Swerve throws a body shot! Fireman’s carry, APRON DEATH VALLEY!! Cassidy writhes, Swerve goes up the corner, and Swerve takes aim… But Cassidy scoots away! Fans cheer but Swerve hops down to storm up, but into a BOOT from Cassidy! And another! And a SUPERKICK! Swerve wobbles, Cassidy runs in, DDT to the floor!! Cassidy drags Swerve up and in while fans lose their minds!

Swerve flounders, Cassidy climbs, DEEP IMPACT!! Cover, TWO!! Swerve survives another drop but Cassidy shakes his head. Fans fire up as Cassidy throws off the elbow pad! Cassidy loads up, runs in, but Swerve pops Cassidy up, only for Cassidy to RANA! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy’s bad hand kept him from holding that cover! Nana distracts Cassidy and the ref, fans boo, but Cassidy loads up. Swerve runs in, but Cassidy dodges to send him into Nana! Down goes Nana, ORANGE PUNCH for Swerve! BEACH BREAK!! Cover, TWO?!? Swerve survives and no one can believe it! Swerve flops out of the ring while Cassidy thinks of what to do.

Cassidy grits his teeth, “This is Awesome!” as he builds speed to DIVE! But Swerve catches him, to suplex, BRAINBUSTER to the floor!! Cassidy flops against the apron but Swerve puts him into the ring. Fans are loving “A E DUB!” for this amazing opener! Swerve aims, runs in, but still no House Call! Ghost pin! TWO!! Cassidy rises, Swerve fakes him out to kick the legs out, then HOUSE CALL!! Swerve hurries up top, for the KILL STOMPS!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Cassidy survives and Colorado Springs is electric! Swerve is going out of his mind but he drags Cassidy back up! Fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but Swerve half nelsons!

Swerve lifts, J- NO, victory roll! Swerve rolls it back with pants! TWO, and Cassidy has the victory roll again, also with tights! CASSIDY WINS!

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall (still AEW International Champion)

Swerve is completely at a loss! He tried to cheat but it comes back to bite him! But The Mogul Embassy rushes into the ring to beat up on Cassidy! Fans boo as Nana, Liona, Kaun & Cage all stomp away, and even CHOKE Cassidy! Wait, the lights just went out! Because it’s STIIIIIING! And Darby Allin, too! The Relentless Icons are in the ring, the Embassy is on the retreat! Will Darby & Sting help Freshly Squeezed get past the Mogul Embassy’s numbers game?

 

AEW hears from tonight’s main eventers.

Jay White tells Ricky Starks, “Let me be honest with you. You have a lot of things going for you. You’re charismatic, you have everything it takes to reach the top of this business. That’s coming from me, so you know that those words mean something.” But The Absolute tells The Switchblade, “Whatever you did in the past doesn’t matter tonight. I’m gonna expose you for who you are.” White says that Starks has to look past his own ego that has grown out of control, to see that the man standing across from him in the ring tonight is going to show him just how out of his depth he is tonight.

Starks says he IS Absolute, and that is what White is gonna get and gonna understand. Starks is a man without boundaries! But White says this is absolutely still the Switchblade Era. With no one else allowed ringside, will these two finally settle the score once and for all?

 

Bryan Danielson is here!

The American Dragon already has big plans for Forbidden Door as he challenged The Rainmaker, Kazuchika Okada! AEW has a highlight reel of the “once in a lifetime” professional wrestler that is Okada, and replays some of Bryan’s promo from NJPW Dominion. “For the last 10 years, I’ve heard people talk about how great you are. How you’re the best wrestler of this generation. And I’ve also heard in interviews, that you said you wanna wrestle me. […] You wanna wrestle Bryan Danielson?” Okada’s response is that at Forbidden Door, we will see who is the REAL best in the world. Bryan says, “You’re good. I know you’re good. But I am the litmus test of ‘great.'”

Bryan says Okada calls himself the Rainmaker, but “When you step in the ring with me, you’re going into the EFFING DESERT! And there ain’t gonna be no rain.” Bryan now joins commentary as it is announced officially: Bryan VS Okada at Forbidden Door 2023! Okada was called a “once in a lifetime” wrestler in that video, but Bryan is also once in a lifetime! What happens when these two generational talents collide in Canada?

 

Six Man Tag: Blackpool Combat Club VS Chaos!

Speaking of Bryan and Okada, each of their allies are battling here tonight! Will Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta use #DeathJitsu to destroy Trent Beretta, Chuck Taylor & Rocky Romero?

As soon as the BCC hops the railing, Chuck CHUCKS a chair at Moxley! And then Rocky CROSSBODIES Claudio from the corner! Chuck kicks Yuta, CLUBS away on him, he and Rocky put Yuta on the corner for Trent! Trent gets Yuta up to SUPERPLEX! Fans fire up and the bell rings, Chuck goes after Yuta! Bryan is actually impressed, because “this is what you have to do against us.” Chuck hits a PILEDRIVER! Cover, Claudio breaks it! Claudio stomps Chuck, Moxley storms in to also stomp, and then Moxley throws Chuck by his hair! The ref reprimands, Moxley and Claudio go to the corner, Yuta tags Claudio in.

Claudio fires off forearms on Chuck while Moxley talks trash. Claudio stomps Chuck down, tags Moxley back in, and they hoist Chuck up, but Trent trips Yuta to RAM him into railing! That throws Moxley off, Rocky DROPKICKS Moxley! Chuck fights free, Claudio ROCKS him with a forearm while Rocky FLYING KNEES Moxley! Chuck throws Claudio out to then FLY! Direct hit at the ramp! The fans are thunderous as Chaos regroups, and they all HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! Moxley returns, but Trent feeds him to an UPPERCUT! SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! And then Chuck fires off hands!

Chuck ROCKS Moxley, runs, but Yuta hooks a leg! The ref reprimands but Moxley hits a CUTTER! Moxley tags Claudio, then Claudio tags Yuta. Yuta and Claudio coordinate, for a HART ATTACK, to DOUBLE STOMPS! The BCC flexes, Yuta covers but the ref is busy with Trent. TWO, and Yuta is upset, but Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Yuta keeps Chuck down with a knee in the back and pulling on the arms. Chuck endures the motorcycle stretch, but Yuta shifts it to a full nelson. Yuta pushes Chuck to the corner. Claudio tags in, and they mug Chuck. Claudio stomps Chuck, grinds him down, and Moxley tags in to stomp Chuck. Moxley throws forearms, runs in to clothesline at the corner, then he CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! But Chuck ROCKS and CHOPS in return! Molxey pokes Chuck in the eyes! The ref reprimands but Moxley brings Chuck up to tag in Yuta. HALF HATCH to SENTON! Yuta covers, TWO! Yuta clamps onto Chuck and wrenches an arm.

Yuta grinds the arm, Chuck fights up and throws forearms. Chuck runs but Yuta CLOBBERS him! Cover, TWO! Claudio tags in to clamp onto Chuck with a chinlock. Claudio keeps Chuck from the Chaos corner, grinds Chuck down with a half nelson, but Chuck fights up. Chuck stands up, throws body shots, and reaches for his corner. But Claudio gut wrench SUPLEXES! Tag to Yuta, he taunts the fans, then swings on Chuck, only for Chuck to COMPLETE SHOT! Fans rally as Dynamite returns to single picture. Chuck reaches out, Yuta reels him in, but Chuck elbows Yuta away! Yuta rewinds, gets around, and GERMAN SUPLEXES!

Chuck goes to a corner, Yuta runs in, into a SEXY CHUCKIE KNEE! Hot tags to Trent and Moxley! Trent SPEARS Moxley and rains down fists! They get up, Trent gest around, SAIDO! Moxley flounders up but Trent CHOPS him! And ROCKS and CHOPS, repeat! Trent whips, Moxley KICKS back! Rocky tags in, goes up, and CROSSBODIES! Direct hit but Yuta is in! Rocky dodges, RANAS Yuta, but Claudio CLUBS Rocky! Claudio fires forearms, whips, but Rocky RANAS Claudio, too! Moxley runs in to kick low! Moxley runs, but Trent returns, DOUBLE JUMP KNEE from RPG Vice! Trent puts Moxley on the ropes for Rocky to GUILLOTINE STOMP!

Trent runs to SLIDING KNEE! Rocky covers, TWO!! Moxley survives but Bryan says that cover wasn’t gonna work anyway. RPG Vice coordinate, Alabama Lift and Rocky goes up. But Yuta yanks Rocky down! Moxley turns things around on Trent, GOTCH PILE- NO, Trent fights it! Chuck goes up, STRONG ZERO!!! Cover, Claudio breaks it! Claudio UPPERCUTS Chuck, but Trent dumps Claudio out! Rocky tags back in, SOBATS Moxley, then cravats. SLICED- NO, Moxley powers out! Rocky RAMS Moxley to a corner, DIABLA ARMBAR!! Claudio hurries up but Trent CLOBBERS him!

Trent goes up, aims, ASAI MOONSAULT into an UPPERCUT!! Claudio takes out Trent, Moxley fights out of Rocky’s armbar to BULLY CHOKE!! Chuck runs in but Yuta intercepts with a BUSAIKU KNEE! And then HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Moxley shifts, REAR NAKED CHOKE! Rocky taps, the BCC wins!!

Winners: Blackpool Combat Club, by submission

Yuta keeps firing down elbows!! The ref tells him to stop but the BCC says keep going. Yuta lets off finally, all fired up, and the BCC applauds their young protégé. Will The BCC soon tear up everyone in AEW, ROH and NJPW at the Forbidden Door?

 

The Elite are backstage.

Specifically, Hangman Page & The Young Bucks. Matt Jackson asks Brandon Cutler if they’re live, and yes they are. Okay, so everyone can see them on the big screen, right? And Bryan, hey, since you’re on commentary, “Wassup, pricks?” Hangman tells BCC that was a great, great match. Didn’t see it, but it sounded great. And not to be sentimental, but they’re going to be in Washington, DC next week, the place where Dynamite began. “And speaking of beginning, if you thought Anarchy in the Arena was the end of us, it was only the beginning.” They’re making a challenge for a trios match! Can they do it without Bryan and Takeshita? The choice is yours.

Bryan says the BCC never runs from a fight. Challenge accepted! DC was the first ever AEW Dynamite, it was the first time The Elite was on live weekly television. So guess what? Next week in DC, it will be their last. Will DC be the last ride of The Elite?

 

AEW looks at another Forbidden Door dream match.

Kenny Omega once told Will Ospreay, “364 days a year, you’re a better wrestler than me. But it only takes one to be a champion.” Highlights from WrestleKingdom earlier this year show Kenny Omega winning back the IWGP United States Championship as he dethroned the Commonwealth Kingpin. Will Ospreay said this is about sacrifice, and he has sacrificed more than enough to get where he is today. “Do I have to effing sacrifice more?” Ospreay fought his way through a #1 contenders tournament in Japan to become Omega’s next challenger, and he wants Omega to remember him. Ospreay is back for revenge!

Omega doesn’t lose big matches, but Ospreay is not settling for anything less than getting back that US Championship for himself. Who will leave Toronto with that title?

 

MJF is here!

Colorado Springs cheer and jeer the AEW World Heavyweight Champion, who has just now hit day 200 in his title reign. MJF of course has them cut his music, and he is sure the people here in “Crapshoot, Colorado” have smoked their brains out by now, but when a champ is holding the mic, you druggies keep your mouths shut! When MJF was told he was contractually obligated to show up here, he almost offed himself. There is not a more boring place in the world! Colorado sucks! Fans boo but he reminds them. he’s talking, it’s not that complicated. Fans still boo. “But if anybody knows about being bored, it’s me. Because there is no competition for me in this company!”

That is because- Fans chant “YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK!” but MJF says their mamas swallow. “NOBODY is on the level of the Devil!” But here comes Adam Cole! Fans fire up as the Undisputed One heads to the ring, “BOOM!” MJF smirks as Cole gets in the ring, and then he cuts the music off before the BAYBAY. Fans boo MJF more, but Cole smirks now. Fans call MJF a POS, and then MJF says, “Well if it isn’t Adam Cole Baybay. Y’know what? I’m not even gonna lie to you, I’m excited. I don’t know about you people, but finally! Some worthy competition for the champ, huh?” Fans do cheer that.

MJF isn’t even being facetious, because he really is a big fan of Adam Cole’s. No, seriously! Seriously! Guys, again, he’s holding the mic, c’mon. But when CM Punk up and left MJF when he was a kid, he thought his fandom of pro-wrestling was over. But then he turned on TV, flipped the channels a bit, and he came across some little show called “Ring of Honor.” Do people know about ROH? Fans boo so MJF takes that as a no, as opposed to them not liking his mockery of ROH. Well, MJF isn’t gonna lie, he agrees that ROH sucks. “It was filled with a bunch of indie jabronies that had no right being on my TV.

“And just as I was about to change the channel again, out walked a guy with slick, jet black hair, icy blue eyes, cool jacked tan, calm, cool, collected. Incredible in the ring, perfection on the microphone. And that man was you, Adam Cole. I was instantly hooked. I mean, genuinely, instantly hooked. And when I started training to become a pro-wrestler I got as much of your tape as I could get my hands on. I watched you all the way to your days in CZW, where you won championship gold. I watched you go to every single top independent and become the hottest free agent in the world. And then, I watched you go down to Florida, and shock the system.”

MJF says Cole was so good, he was Shawn Michaels’ handpicked guy! He was so good, he became the greatest world champion in the history of that company, and that is undisputed. Get it? Fans chant “MARK! MARK! MARK!” at MJF but he’ll proudly take it! He was a mark for Cole! Because Cole was that good! MJF followed in Cole’s footsteps! He went to CZW, where he won gold. He became a top name in the indies, and then he signed to AEW. Deep down, MJF knew Cole would make the jump, and when he did, they’d have the rivalry of a lifetime. Two generational talents: MJF VS Adam Cole BAYBAY!

But then… this guy shows up. “What happened to you, man? You used to be the Panama Playboy. Now, you’re the Panama Gameboy. You sit at home behind your computer, playing Twitch, hiding from the sun, looking like a virgin Gollum… Meanwhile, Britt Baker keeps leaving the house with your balls firmly in her purse. And to make matters worse, bud, didn’t you used to have the body and the physique of a world champion? Now, no offense, you’re so frail, you make crack whores jealous.” Fans boo but MJF says Cole isn’t hitting the same way he used to. He sees what they all say online: It’s not Cole’s fault, the company is simply not showcasing him properly.

To those people, MJF says you don’t have a gaddam clue what you’re talking about! This company has done everything in its power to make Cole cool: lights, music, shirts, matches, Britt, their own reality show! Y’know what they do to make MJF cool? They ring the freakin’ bell! Cole smirks as MJF asks, “Sound familiar?” MJF recaps his matches: greatest singles dog collar match of all time; greatest Ironman match of all time; greatest Fatal 4 Way of all time; the world champion, the best pro-wrestler on God’s Green Earth! MJF has beaten every single top guy the fans thought were on his level. What makes Cole think he’ll be any different?

And before Cole answers that, MJF read a “nasty little rumor” about Cole online. MJF read that the reason Cole made the jump here was because a certain individual at the top didn’t think Cole had top guy potential. And that individual was Vince McMahon. Fans boo Vince, rightfully so, but MJF says he’s a big fan of that guy. MJF heard that rumor, he thought the old man had finally lost his marbles. How could you not see “top guy” in Adam Cole? But to be honest, now that he’s eye to eye with Cole in his ring, MJF has to admit… Vince was right! Fans boo but Cole still smirks back at MJF.

Cole takes a step back to get a mic of his own. Fans cheer and Cole says, “Really? Was that the best you’ve got? This is the great MJF, the guy who verbally destroys people on the microphone. Instead, you’re coming off like a toxic social media troll. Now, there’s a ton of things I could comment on. First and foremost, I’m gonna brush over the Britt part, because I’m pretty sure she can beat the hell outta you. But what exactly is your obsession with other people’s relationships? Like, first it was Bryan, now it’s me. I understand your fiancée left you, and you can’t hold a relationship like your life depended on it, but c’mon.”

And truth be told, Cole finally figured it out: MJF is world class, at being a douchebag. Fans echo “DOUCHEBAG! DOUCHEBAG!” And oh wow, how could we not talk about Cole’s body? Like he’s never heard that before. Y’know why MJF brings that up? Because of Cole’s body of work. The matches he’s had, the interviews he’s done, the world title reigns he’s had. Max, get real, you can’t touch Cole. But! If MJF really, really wants to go down this road, here’s an idea. Let’s both go backstage, piss in some cups, and we see who is natural and who’s not. OH, you don’t wanna do that? Yeah, Cole thought so.

Cole understands MJF studied Cole’s career, but they are nothing alike! For 15 years, Cole has traveled the world, shared locker room after locker room, this one included, and those boys ‘n’ girls in the back respect Cole. Cole knows that he’s been a bad guy in the past, but as a wrestler and a man, they all respect him, the human being that is Adam Cole. MJF on the other hand, Cole isn’t sure how to make this any more clear. Cole swears on his life that there is not a single person back there who does respect MJF. If MJF asked if they respect him, they’d laugh in his face! They all think he’s selfish, conceited, lazy, does the bare minimum to collect a paycheck and hold onto that title.

Max, Cole speaks for himself, everyone else on the roster, and a whole hell of a lot people in the audience when he says, NO ONE respects you! MJF frowns and fans chat “NO RESPECT! NO RESPECT!” MJF says, “Oh, no! You guys don’t respect me? How about I cry into all my money about it? By the way, that’s an awful lot of tough talk coming from Keith Lee’s manager.” Cole laughs because there it is! Of course MJF has to create a false narrative to hide from how he’s such a coward of a champion. If MJF were a real champion, he’d tell Cole to shut his mouth and fight. But MJF isn’t doing that, because he IS a coward!

Fans chant “COW~ARD! COW~ARD!” now, and Cole says it isn’t worth it. Cole knows he is wasting his breath. All of this will go over MJF’s head. So if MJF remembers anything from tonight, remember this: “You won’t fight me, because I’m better than you, and THEY know it!” MJF is pissed and he keeps Cole from leaving! You don’t turn your back on MJF!! MJF will wrestle Cole any day of the week and beat his ass!! Fans fire up and Cole smiles again. “Atta boy, champ. Looks like we got ourselves a match.” Cole tops it off with the BAYBAY, because he just got MJF to take the bait. Will MJF finally see who is really the best in AEW?

 

The Hardy Party speaks backstage.

Matt Hardy says these events must be documented! Everyone knows the OG Hardy Party, but please welcome their newest member, and Matt’s new employee, Ethan Page. All Ego walks in and Jeff says Ethan is a talented man. He just needs to use his ego for good. A few weeks ago, Ethan talked about him and Kassidy as #TheMoanEvent, Jeff was hooked. Matt says speaking of, Ethan owes Kassidy an apology. Really? Right now? Yes! You hurt Kassidy, apologize to him. Ethan says, “Sorry.” Matt wants him to be more genuine. Ethan says he is sorry, and he offers a handshake. Kassidy accepts.

Matt says when The Firm had him under contract, they made his life hell. But that is not what Matt is going to do. he is going to make Ethan into a better man. He sees potential in Ethan, they just have to get rid of that ego. Ethan has a wife and kids, and so much talent. When it is all said and done, he will be a better man. Kassidy says it’ll also be a lot of fun. AHN~! Will Ethan be able to find redemption thanks to the Hardy Boyz?

 

Texas Tornado Tag: #JungleHook VS La Faccion Ingobernable!

So what if this is Colorado? Things are about to get Wild Wild West as this Texas Tornado throws out the need to tag in or out, and it throws out all the other rules! Will Jack Perry and the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil throw out Dralistico & Preston Vance like trash? Or will LFI no longer wait for opportunities and take matters into their own hands?

Speaking of not waiting, LFI attacks while JungleHook finishes their entrance! The bell rings, the brawl is on, and Vance puts Hook in the ring while Dralistico RAMS JB into steel steps! Vance drags Hook up, Dralistico puts JB in, but JB JAWBREAKERS and Hook drop toeholds! JB dropkicks Vance, SPLASHES Dralistico, and then feed to Hook’s SAYANAGI! JungleHook high-five and fans fire up. JB drags Dralistico up, but Jose throws in the green cable and even has a steel chain! Hook storms up to Jose to back him down while JB throws hands on Dralistico. Jose baits Hook in and Vance CLOBBERS Hook!

Fans boo as Perro Peligroso raises the LFI fist. JB is distracted, and Darlistico LASHES JB with the green cable! And then Vance gets the chain! Dralistico keeps LASHING JB, and then he CHOKES him! Vance wraps his fist in the chain, runs up on Hook, but Hook dumps him out over the railing! Hook goes out after Vance to fire off haymakers! JB endures being choked while Hook mugs Vance in front of the back section! Fans count along as Hook CLUBS away on Vance’s chest! Dralistico stops choking JB, Hook shoves Vance over, and now JB CHOKES Dralistico! And he rips at the mask!

Vance CLOBBERS Hook! JB stomps Darlistico, Dynamite goes picture in picture as Vance CHOPS Hook!

JB LASHES Dralistico in return! Then drags him up to whip him corner to corner. Dralistico reverses to then SPLASH JB in the corner! Hook brawls with Vance, gets the edge with a flurry of forearms, and Dralistico runs to SUPERKICK JB in the corner! Hook KNEES Vance low, and again, and then SMACKS him with a trash can! Dralistico brings out a TABLE while Hook puts the trash can on Vance. Hook then SMACKS the can with a chair! Jose helps Dralistico set up the table ringside, and Vance RAMS Hook into barriers! Vance fires off hands and stomps, then brings Hook along the way.

JB fights Dralistico, but Dralistico CLUBS JB down. Dralistico CHOPS JB against railing! Hook fights back against Vance and JB turns things around to CHPO Dralistico! Dralistico turns things back around to CHOP JB! Hook and Vance brawl up the bleachers! Anyone getting flashbacks to Anarchy in the Arena? Dralistico and Jose set up another table! Vance RAMS Hook into a handrail! JB CLUBS Dralistico, CLUBS him more, and even he can see Vance and Hook going to the upper deck! Vance CHOPS Hook against railing! But JB suplexes Dralistico for a BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!

Jose throws a shirt at JB, but JB chases the assistant off. Vance and Hook start making their way down the bleachers now, and JB drags Dralistico up. Dralistico kicks, KNEES, and SCREW HIGH KICKS! JB ends up in ropes, Dralistico ROCKS him! JB is now stuck in the ropes, and Dralistico goes up the corner. Dynamite returns to single picture as Dralistico aims, leaps, APRON WOE STOMPS!! Vance brings Hook back to ringside, CHOKING him with the chain! But Hook TOSSES Vance over railing! Now Hook has that chain! Hook wraps that around his fist, leaps in, FULL METAL HAYMAKER! Fans are thunderous and Hook soaks it all up.

Hook stalks Vance, brings him to the tables, and Vance is busted open! Blood pours on Hook as Vance ELBOWS away on him! Vance RAMS Hook into railing, then into more railing! And then JB DIVES, but Vance catches him! Vance whips, JB reverses, and Vance hits railing! Dralistico goes up to CROSSBODY JB! LFI regroups, Vance with a crimson mask already, and LFI double whip Hook into railing! Fans are losing their minds over just how much is pouring from Vance’s face, but Vance keeps raining down fists on Hook! Vance and Dralistico stand Hook up, bring him around, but Hook fights back!

Hook hits an EXPLODER to send Dralistico flying! Vance leans against railing while Hook puts Dralistico in the ring. Hook comes back, but Vance DISCUS LARIATS Hook down!! Vance grabs the steel chain that busted him open to CHOKE Hook with it, and then drag him into the ring. Vance stands Hook up on the apron to CHOKE him more!! Fans rally for Hook as he endures, but he’s fading! Vance steps out to the apron to join Hook, but JB runs in to SMACK Vance with the chair!! And Hook T-BONE SUPLEXES Vance through the tables!! Both men are down and fans lose their minds all over again!!

JB has Dralistico in the ring, DDT on the chair!! Cover, but Jose breaks it! Jose throws off his shirt, feeling like a real tough guy right now. But JB glares at Jose, and Hook slides in behind him! Jose bumps into Hook and gets caught in REDRUM!! Dralistico runs in, drop toehold into SNARE TRAP!! Dralistico taps, JungleHook wins!!!

Winners: JungleHook, by submission

This Texas Tornado Tag got even wilder than expected, but JB & Hook win out. Will LFI think twice before pushing these two young studs? Will JungleHook be sticking together to take over AEW?

 

Tony Khan speaks backstage.

“Hi. It’s great to be here tonight in Colorado Springs. We have a lot of exciting things happening in AEW, it’s such an exciting time as we approach Forbidden Door on PPV, June 25th, live in Toronto. And before that, we launch a new series: AEW Collision starts June 17th, every Saturday night, 8 PM Eastern, 7 PM Central, on TNT. I’m here tonight to talk about the first-ever main event, live at the United Center, June 17th. In the main event of the first-ever AEW Collision, Switchblade Jay White, Juice Robinson, and Samoa Joe will take on the AEW World Tag Team Champions, FTR… and CM Punk.” A huge battle between top guys, will Punk make sure he is once again the Best in the World?

 

Konosuke Takeshita w/ Don Callis VS Daman Ace!

Going from excitement to a buzzkill, there is no music but the chorus of boos as “Turncoat Takeshita” and “Dirty Don” make their way out. Will Takeshita prove Callis right by becoming better than the greats?

The bell rings and Takeshita CLOBBERS Daman, then rains down fists! The ref checks, those aren’t closed fists, but the fans still boo. Takeshita smirks as he drags Daman up, puts him in a corner by pulling hair, and then he gives a HEADBUTT! And then KNEE after KNEE after KNEE! Daman sits down, the ref counts, and Takeshita lets off. Fans boo but Takeshita just smiles. Takeshita drags Daman up but Daman throws hands! Fans rally for Daman but Takeshita DECKS him! Takeshita keeps Daman sitting up, to BLINDSIDE FOREARM! Fans boo the tron playing highlights of Callis betraying Omega.

Konosuke doesn’t end Daman here, he aims from the corner, to POWER DRIVE KNEE!! Cover, Tatkeshita wins!

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall

The fans boo more as Callis gets in the ring with a mic and raises Takeshita’s hand in victory. Callis wants to talk but the fans just keep going. Callis then says, “I’ve got something to say! And unlike last week, I will be heard!” Fans boo louder, but Callis lets Takeshita speak. Takeshita, in Japanese, tells fans that they will listen! Takeshita calls out Kenny Omega, saying that Omega will see who is truly the best! Callis says we fans may not want to hear it, but he is going to tell us the truth about Kenny Omega! Everything Omega has had in life is because of Callis! And this is all Kenny’s fault! Everything The Elite has was because of Callis!

Kenny beat Ospreay because of Callis! Kenny has been like a cancer in Callis’ body! “And what do you do with cancer? You cut it out!” And now, Callis’ family is going to cut The Elite out of AEW for good! Callis drops the mic, pats Takeshita on the back, but will The Elite look to be the ones that cure AEW of the real toxic element?

 

Backstage interview with Christian Cage.

Alex Marvez is outside Captain Charisma’s locker room as he requested time to speak tonight, but it sounds like something is going on in there. Alex knocks on the door, the door opens up, and Christian steps out. What is going on in there? Christian tells us that at Double or Nothing, Arn Anderson cost him the TNT Championship. Christian was at the top of the ladder, belt within his grasp, and Arn tips the ladder to send Christian into the waiting arms of Wardlow. Christian is the uncrowned TNT Champion. Arn took something from Christian, so now he takes something from Arn.

Christian knocks on the door, Luchasaurus opens it and we can see someone is behind him, beaten up and on the floor. Christian tells Arn that his son, Brock, got him a very nice Father’s Day present. BROCK ANDERSON just got brutalized! Alex calls for medics, what will The Enforcer and the Maestro of Mayhem do to get back at Christian and his Right Hand of Destruction?

 

AEW TBS Championship: Kris Statlander VS Anna Jay A.S w/ Matthew Menard!

The Galaxy’s Greatest has already shown she’s a fighting champion by defeating Nyla Rose last week, but she’s not slowing down. Will she go 3-0 since her return at Double or Nothing? Or will the Queenslayer choke her out?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is truly the star of the show!

The bell rings and the two circle. Fans rally, the two tie up, and Kris headlocks. Kris hits the takeover, but Anna keeps her shoulders up and moves around. Anna headscissors, but Kris rolls back, pops free, and she powers her way to a headlock. Anna fights up, pops free to headlock, but Kris blocks the takeover! Kris pries the hold open, headlocks back, and hits another takeover. Anna moves around, headscissors, and Menard applauds. Kris kips free, gets around, waistlock and DSLAM! Kris facelocks, Anna fights up, and Anna throws body shots. Anna slips around to headlock but Kris powers up to a BIG back suplex!

Kris kips up and fans fire up! Kris smiles, flexes, and says, “Mama’s home!” Kris runs, Anna drops, then bails out. Fans boo but Kris storms out after Anna. Anna slides back in to troll Kris more, but Kris slides in. Anna bails out, the cat ‘n’ mouse continues, but Menard blocks Kris’ path. He dares her to do something about it, but then Anna goes to the apron. But Kris block the kick to trip Anna up! Kris pushes Anna in, to ROUNDHOUSE! Kris runs, to run Anna over! Cover, TWO! Kris drags Anna up, whips her to a corner, and runs in, but Anna dodges. Anna comes back to HEEL KICK Kris into buckles!

Anna DECKS Kris, stomps away, and Menard soaks up the heat while fans boo. The ref counts as Anna stands on Kris’ neck at the ropes, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Anna steps off at 4 but then Menard gets on the apron to soak up even more heat. Anna stands Kris up to dig her boot into Kris’ neck. The ref counts, Anna lets off, and Kris crawls. Anna stomps Kris, bumps her off buckles, and then Anna ROCKS her with a right! Anna whips corner to corner hard and Kris bounces off buckles! Anna takes a bow while Kris writhes. Anna stomps Kris, stands on her neck, but the ref counts. Anna steps off, Kris sputters, and Anna drags Kris onto the ropes to CHOKE her! The ref counts again, Anna steps off at 4, and Menard talks trash right at Kris. Anna storms up but Kris throws forearms!

Kris runs, but Anna ducks the discus to wrench and HOOK KICK! Cover, TWO! Kris grits her teeth and Anna is frustrated, but Anna CLUBS Kris back down. And again! Anna drags Kris up, throws her by her hair, but the ref reprimands. Anna covers, TWO! Anna keeps her focus as she drags Kris back up. Anna turns Kris for a neckbreaker stretch! Kris endures, fights up, but Anna just hits a NECKBREAKER! Anna drags Kris back up, but Kris JAWBREAKERS back! Kris fires forearms, but Anna ROCKS her back! Kris fires another forearm, so Anna gives it back! Kris fires off a flurry!

Kris has Anna in a corner, and she CHOPS and forearms on repeat! Dynamite returns to single picture, fans fire up and Kris runs to UPPERCUT! Kris goes side to side, to KNEE Anna, then scoop to POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Menard is relieved, and we see Taya Valkyrie once again watching backstage. La Wera Loca is still upset that Kris is champion instead of her, but Kris drags Anna to a drop zone. Menard distracts Kris as she climbs, and fans boo, but Anna ROCKS Kris! Anna TOSSES Kris, then hooks her up, GORY BOMB! Cover, TWO!! The shoutout to Tay Melo wasn’t enough and Anna is beside herself!

Fans rally as Anna drags Kris up. Anna clamps on the QUEENSLAYER!! She even hops on as a backpack! But Kris RAMS Anna into buckles! Kris runs back in, but into a BOOT! Anna runs, Kris dodges, DISCUS LARIAT! Fans fire up but Menard gets on the apron again. The ref tells him to get down but Menard eggs Kris on. Kris swings, misses, and Anna O’Conner Rolls, then drops into the QUEENSLAYER!! Kris endures, fights up to her feet, and fans fire up as Kris THROWS Anna right off! Kris roars, runs and STO BACKBREAKER! And then a gut wrench and TOMBSTONE!! Cover, Kris wins!

Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)

Taya is even more upset that Kris is still champion right now, but Kris is earning these wins. Will Taya just have to fight her way to a match with The Galaxy’s Greatest?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

After all the back and forth in the Blackjack Battle Royal, we see The Lucha Brothers & Bandido take on Ethan Page, Lee Moriarty & “Big Bill” Morrissey! Will Matt Hardy’s “better man” training already show results in that match? Or will Ethan be firmly All Ego? Plus, “Powerhouse” Hobbs is back in action, wanting to get back to some gold! And in another trios match, we see The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn take on the full Spanish Announce Project. Will Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass bounce back from Double or Nothing?

And then, a star-studded Fatal 4 Way will see Britt Baker, Sky Blue, Mercedes Martinez and Nyla Rose compete for a AEW Women’s World Championship opporutnity! Speaking of…

Toni Storm & Ruby Soho speak.

The champion says Friday on Rampage, we’ll see a Fatal 4 Way match, the winner facing Toni Storm for a title match next week on Dynamite. Now it will be in the same building and the same city as the very first Dynamite, where the first-ever women’s champion was crowned. Ruby says this is gonna be special. What a lucky girl that’ll be to face Toni. Ruby tells the four contenders that The Outcasts will be watching. Storm says the winner of that match will be facing the greatest AEW Women’s World Champion that ever lived. Soho gets chills, but who gets the shot at the gold in DC?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Dynamite!

On top of the Women’s World Championship match, as well as the Six Man Tag of the BCC VS Hangman & The Bucks, there will be a massive 8 Man Tag as Swerve and the entire Mogul Embassy will take on the unlikely quartet of Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin, Sting and Keith Lee! Will all scores be settled at once? Plus, after the verbal confrontation between Cole and MJF, we will see Adam Cole VS MJF in a World Title Eliminator match! If Cole wins, he is guaranteed a title shot, but if MJF wins, Cole is crossed off the list! Will Cole prove he IS on the level of The Devil?

 

Ricky Starks VS Jay White!

Finally, truly, hopefully, The Absolute and The Switchblade go 1v1, with a ringside ban keeping Cash Wheeler, Dax Harwood and Juice Robinson from getting involved. Can Bullet Club Gold be trusted in not stacking the deck on Starks? Or will Starks still need to have his head on a swivel?

But Starks doesn’t wait for White to get in the ring! He rushes White at the ramp and fires off! They brawl, Starks gets the better of White, and he stomps away! Starks stands White up to ROCK him, then follow him down to the ring. Starks puts White in, the bell rings, and White wants time, but Starks clotheslines him up and out! Starks RAMS White into railing, brings him up again, and puts him against railing to CHOP! The ring count climbs, Starks kisses the lady’s hand in the front row, then SMACKS White off the apron. Starks mocks the finger guns then puts White in at 6 of 10. White rolls out the other side, so Starks just goes around the way.

Starks CLOBBERS White, the ref wants this back in the ring, but Starks refreshes the count. Starks CHOPS White, pushes him back into the ring, then goes up to the apron. White swings but Starks blocks to counter punch! Starks storms in, dodges White, and then back drops him! Fans fire up with Starks and he looms over White. Starks goes out to look under the ring and fans rally up. Starks keeps looking but White bails out the side, so Starks stomps him down. Starks continues the search, and he settles for moving the steel steps around. Starks turns them upside-down, but White is going up the ramp!

Starks hurries after White, and CLOBBERS him on the stage! White hits back, KNEES low, the ref reprimands them but White suplexes. Starks fights, wrenches and knees low in return. Starks CLUBS White, brings him up, throws body shots, and then aims at the edge! White fights the whip to throw hands, and rake eyes! White hurries back down the ramp but Starks CLOBBERS him! White flops to ringside but Starks is after him again. Starks keeps White from crawling away, but White elbows him back. Fans rally, White SMACKS Starks off the apron, and then White sees the steps. White pounds the steps and brings them around.

The ref reprimands, White puts the steps back in place. White grins as he trolls the fans, then he refreshes the count. But Starks snap suplexes White to the floor! Fans rally while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Starks stalks White, drags him up, and pushes him into the ring. Starks looks under the ring again, and he finally finds a chair. Starks hits the post to test it, but the ref tells Starks no. The ref takes the chair away, and White BLASTS Starks off the apron! Starks hits railing, then White goes out after him. White APRON GOURD BUSTERS Starks! White shoves Starks in, covers, TWO! White is annoyed but he stalks Starks to ropes. White TOSSES Starks out, then argues with the ref about going back out there. White goes out after Starks, CHOPS him, then smirks as he brings Starks around the way.

White CHOPS Starks against railing, and he throws up the finger gun. White refreshes the ring count, then he RAMS Starks into railing! The ring count starts again but White slides in. White gets up on the corner to taunt Starks, then goes out after him, and CLUBS away on his back! White puts Starks back in, Starks scrambles to a corner, and White storms up on him. White RAMS into Starks, and RAMS him again, and again! White whips corner to corner hard and Starks bounces off buckles. Dynamite returns to single picture as White mocks Starks. Fans boo as White watches Starks rise back up in the corner.

White aims his finger gun, then CHOPS! Starks staggers, White pushes him to another corner, and CHOPS again! White stands Starks up to CHOP again! Starks sputters, clutches his chest and throat, but White grins as he stands Starks up again. White CHOPS again! Starks ROCKS White with forearms! And again and again! Starks whips, runs in, and TORNADO- NO, White puts Starks up top! White CHOPS again! Starks wobbles up top while White catches his breath. White then climbs up after Starks, and he brings Starks up for a SUPERPLEX!! Both men writhe and fans fire up! White crawls to the cover, TWO!!

White is frustrated as Starks survives! Fans rally up, White paces around, and White drags Starks up. White aims his finger gun, clinches, but Starks throws haymakers! White fishhooks Starks! White KNEES low, whips him to a corner, but Starks dodges to come back, LEAPING LARIAT! Fans fire up as White flounders to a corner. Starks runs in to back elbow! And then TORNADO DDT! High stack cover, TWO!! White survives, but there’s a reason he’s a NJPW Grand Slam Champion! Fans still rally behind Starks, he drags White up but White shoves him away. But Starks catches White to an URENAGE! Cover, TWO!

Starks is frustrated but he throws off the elbow pads. Fans rally as Starks slashes his throat! Starks drags White up, but White fights the underhooks! Starks gets White up, but White wrenches out, clinches, URENAGE of his own!! Cover, TWO!! Starks survives but White sits him up into a sleeper. Starks fights with elbows! White spins Starks to CHOP! Starks SLAPS White! White CHOPS Starks! Starks CHOPS White! White CHOPS, but Starks kicks low! Starks fires off hands, but White kicks back! White CHOPS, clinches, but Starks snapmares free and runs! Starks ducks ‘n’ dodges, but White KICKS the Spear down!!

White drags Starks up, clinches, but Starks spins around to suplex! White slips out, shoves, Starks ducks ‘n’ dodges to SPEAR!! Fans are thunderous, Starks underhooks White, Canadian Rack, but White’s feet hit the ref! ROSHAMBEAUX!! Cover, but there’s no one to count!! And wait, what’re Austin & Colten Gunn doing here?! Granted, the ringside ban wasn’t about them, but still! The fans boo as the Ass Boys slither into the ring, and hit Starks with 3:10 TO YUMA!!! The Gunns run away into the night, and White sees Starks is down! He calls to the ref, crawls to Starks and drags him up! BLADERUNNER!!! Cover, White wins!!

Winner: Jay White, by pinfall

Austin & Colten screw Starks, but what for? And then Juice comes out to celebrate with White, as well as rub it in Starks’ face! Are The Gunns joining up with Bullet Club Gold? Will Bullet Club Gold and Samoa Joe tear down FTR and the returning CM Punk? Or will the Top Guys stand tall?


My Thoughts:

A great Dynamite amid what Tony Khan himself said was an exciting and busy time for AEW. Though, was that really Tony Khan? Between how his announcements are written and how he delivers them, he is starting to sound AI generated. But anyway, while I figured we were getting Bullet Club Gold VS FTR next, I suppose throwing them and then Joe and Punk into a Six Man Tag is a logical move. FTR gets along with Punk, a tag match like that will help take all the pressure off Punk in his return, and Punk can just come in for the finish so he gets credit for the win. And Chicago will eat it up because it’s CM Punk.

Awesome opener for the International Championship, and Swerve came so close. But Cassidy winning again isn’t that big of a surprise, he’s just been amazing his entire reign. But the Embassy attacking and then Sting & Darby making the save was good stuff. Keith Lee joining up in the announced 8 Man Tag makes sense, though this still isn’t quite the blowoff anyone was hoping for. But maybe, just maybe, something like Cassidy VS Darby or Cassidy VS Keith Lee, or even Cassidy VS Darby VS Keith in a Triple Threat for the International Championship comes out of this. All those possibilities would be amazing.

Great video for AEW to announce Bryan Danielson VS Kazuchika Okada, as well as one for Kenny Omega VS Will Ospreay. Bryan VS Okada could go either way, but I feel like something causes Omega to lose the title to Ospreay. Omega hasn’t really been able to defend the IWGP US Championship stateside so Ospreay should take it back to have it on NJPW programming again. And also, Callis & Takeshita are definitely going to be why Omega loses. Takeshita of course wins his match, though Callis kinda repeats what he said last week. Really good Six Man Tag from BCC VS Chaos, but I figured BCC would win. Hangman & Bucks have a good promo to call them out, and BCC VS #HungBucks next week is going to be good stuff.

Really good stuff for Rampage, too. Each of the Six Man Tag matches will be good. Pretty sure Acclaimed & Daddy Ass win so they have momentum going into their rematch with House of Black. And after a good promo from Hardy Party and Ethan, I feel like Ethan’s team is going to lose because Matt’s “better man” training conflicts with his Heel instincts. Good promo from Ruby & Toni ahead of that Fatal 4 Way contenders match. But clearly, Britt is winning that because she’s the one with the most beef against The Outcasts. I kinda wish Shida was in there instead of Skye Blue, but I think Skye is in there just to take the pin.

Really good TBS Championship match between Kris and Anna, but I figured Kris would win to extend the reign. I feel like Taya could’ve come out after that match to call Kris out, but maybe that happens after Kris’ third defense. We got a great Texas Tornado Tag, but WOW, Vance got really bloody. I would hope that wasn’t worked bleeding, because it just means AEW is getting dicey with how badly they cut their guys. Vance was painted with his own blood so quickly, it was rather shocking. But of course JungleHook won. And just like last week, I thought JB was a moment away from turning on Hook. Maybe we get a “friendly” match between JB and Hook for the FTW title that then gets chippy and causes them to be at odds.

Christian Cage had a good promo, and I figured Luchasaurus was beating someone up. This just gives me more credence to think Brock Anderson and Brian Pillman Jr. should join up with Arn and Wardlow to counter Christian and Luchasaurus. Great main event match from Starks VS White, but I did not expect The Gunns to be the ones helping White win. I thought BCG was going to bring in another “former” Bullet Club member, but there isn’t really anyone that would work given what NJPW is doing with Bullet Club right now. So I guess Gunns using Starks as a proxy to get at FTR is the connection here?

And great promo out of MJF and Adam Cole to start their feud. Like Cole, I felt it was both clever yet cliché at the same time for MJF to copy-paste Cole’s promo on Karrion Kross. And of course MJF brought up the rumored Keith Lee and Adam Cole wrestler-and-manager combo, as MJF is Mr. Low Hanging Fruit. But Cole basically put MJF in his place, we’re getting a great match next week, and I would think Cole wins to earn a title match rather than be crossed off the list so soon. Then we’ll get an even more amazing match for the title, maybe at All In London so that MJF has time to razz on Cole more, as well as pull his usual attempts of removing Cole before ever needing to defend the title.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (7/19/24)

The Conglomeration is on a Rampage!

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The word of the day is “Rampage!”

Tomohiro Ishii joins The Conglomeration to take on The Undisputed Kingdom! Will this Freshly Squeezed formation tear down Strong, Taven & Bennett?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: The Conglomeration VS The Undisputed Kingdom; The Conglomeration wins.
  • Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith VS The Outrunners; Jericho & Bill win.
  • Minoru Suzuki VS The Butcher; Suzuki wins.
  • Kris Statlander w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Sydni Winnell; Kris wins.
  • The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Private Party; The Lucha Brothers win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Six Man Tag: The Conglomeration VS The Undisputed Kingdom!

While Mark Briscoe will be facing Roderick Strong next Friday for the ROH World Championship, his friends of Orange Cassidy, Kyle O’Reilly & Tomohiro Ishii will be taking on Roddy, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett right here tonight! Will Freshly Squeezed, The Violent Artist & the Stone Pitbull tear The Kingdom down? Or will Rampage in Little Rock be Undisputed?

The trios sort out, Roddy starts against Kyle, and the two circle. They feel things out, tie up, and go around. They fight for control in the clinch, end up on ropes, but then move around again. Roddy wrenches an arm, wristlocks, but Kyle spins and drop toeholds. Kyle floats to a waistlock but Roddy fights up. Roddy wrenches out, headlocks for the takeover, but Kyle rolls to a cover! ONE, but Roddy does not let go of the headlock. Roddy shifts to a clinch, but Kyle trips him up and floats for a leg. Roddy kicks at Kyle but Kyle stays close. Roddy wants a leg but Kyle kneels on Roddy to block. They knuckle lock, and Roddy fights up.

Roddy waistlocks, Kyle arm-drags to throw Roddy down, but Roddy trips Kyle. Kyle uses his leg guard but Roddy cartwheels away, and the fans cheer the stand off! The two reset, but then Cassidy tags in. Taven also tags in, and Cassidy runs up to get around. Cassidy headlocks, Taven powers up and out, then drops down to hurdle over. Cassidy blocks hip toss to hip toss back! Cassidy arm-drags, then he fakes Taven out! Taven is mad but Cassidy DROPKICKS him! Cassidy kips up, is a little wobbly for it, but the fans cheer. Ishii grabs Taven’s hair to keep him cornered while Cassidy storms over.

Cassidy tags Ishii, they double whip and then Ishii runs Taven over! Taven scrambles away, tags Bennett, but Ishii just runs Bennett over! And runs him over again! Taven comes back but gets run over! Roddy runs in and RAMS Ishii, but Ishii rebounds to run Roddy over! The fans fire up but The Kingdom mugs Ishii! The fans boo while The Kingdom reels Ishii in. Ishii fights the double suplex! Ishii tries to double suplex The Kingdom! The Kingdom CLUBS away on Ishii, but Cassidy steps in, as does Kyle! They help Ishii DOUBLE SUPLEX The Kingdom! The fans fire up and Cassidy flexes while he and Kyle stand down.

Ishii dares Roddy to get in, then he goes to Bennett. Ishii bumps Bennett off buckles, tags Kyle, and Kyle tags Cassidy. The Conglomeration has Bennett against ropes so that Kyle can KICK, Ishii can CHOP, and Cassidy can “chop.” KICK! CHOP! Chop. KICK! CHOP! Chop. KICK! CHOP! CHOP! Now Cassidy’s getting into it! KICK, CHOP, CHOP! Bennett sputters, Kyle & Ishii feed him to Cassidy’s SHOTGUN! Ishii covers, TWO! Bennett flounders around but Ishii stomps him, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Roddy shouts at Ishii but Ishii drags Bennett up and over to bump off buckles. Tag to Cassidy and he brings Bennett up to snapmare. Cassidy “runs” to LAZY ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Cassidy keeps Bennett from The Kingdom and tags in Kyle. They mug Bennett, then Kyle wrenches Bennett to an ELBOW BREAKER! Kyle hammerlocks, spins Bennett and snapmares him into a seated COBRA TWIST! Bennett endures, Cassidy gets in the shot so he can thumbs up, and then Kyle rolls Bennett into a cobra cradle! But Taven & Roddy distract the ref! Kyle lets Bennett go, and he stomps Bennett at the ropes.

Kyle bumps Bennett off Cassidy’s foot, then tags in Ishii. Ishii stalks Bennett, CHOPS him, but Bennett CHOPS back! Ishii doesn’t even flinch! Bennett CHOPS again, and that hurts his hand more than it does Ishii’s chest! Bennett CHOPS again, but Ishii CHOPS Bennett down! Rampage returns to single picture as Bennett sputters. Ishii CHOPS him again, and again, and again! Taven runs in, Ishii kicks him low, and fires a CHOP! Ishii CHOPS Taven, CHOPS Bennett, repeat! The CHOPS keep going, fans “WOO~!” and then Ishii runs. But Roddy trips Ishii up! The ref reprimands, Ishii BOOTS Roddy, and then Ishii breaks The Kingdom’s double clothesline!

Ishii comes back, he DOUBLE LARIATS The Kingdom, but Roddy DROPKICKS Ishii right after! The fans rally while Ishii and Bennett crawl again. Bennett hot tags Roddy and Roddy scoops Ishii for a BACKBREAKER! Roddy drags Ishii up to push him into the corner. Roddy CHOPS and Ishii sure felt that one! Roddy CHOPS again, then brings him around. Roddy fires forearms and haymakers, but the fans rally for “I-SHI-I!” Tag to Taven, he fires hands on Ishii. Taven snapmares Ishii to then CHOP him! Taven talks smack, then he sucker punches Cassidy! Taven tries to convince Kyle he’s on the wrong side, but Ishii GERMAN SUPLEXES Taven!

Taven flounders, the fans rally up, hot tag to Kyle! Bennett jumps in but gets a kitchen sink knee for it! Kyle BOOTS Taven, KICKS Bennett, then he KICKS Taven! Roddy steps in, but then steps out when Kyle spots him. So Cassidy DIVES onto Roddy! Kyle fires off strikes on Taven, but Taven avoids the leg sweep! Taven CLAWS Kyle’s eyes, says he doesn’t wanna do this, but then Ishii ROCKS Taven! Kyle reels Taven into a GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! Bennett hurries in but Cassidy CROSSBODIES Bennett down! Taven powers up but Cassidy DIVES onto Roddy again! Taven fights but Ishii tags in.

Ishii takes Taven and suplexes while Kyle aims, CHASING THE DRAGON!! Ishii covers, Bennett breaks it! Bennett ROCKS Kyle, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but Bennett stops the DDT! Bennett suplexes, into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! And then AX & SMASH from Kyle! Ishii LARIATS Bennett inside-out! The Conglomeration regroups while the fans fire up! Kyle runs to forearm SMASH Taven in the corner! Cassidy SMASHES, too! Then Ishii corner LARIATS! They hoist Taven up, Ishii climbs, but Roddy & Bennett wipe out Kyle & Cassidy! Roddy goes after Ishii, helps Bennett pick Ishii up as a backpack, and Taven adjusts up top.

The fans boo but Roddy helps Bennett hit the PROTON PACK! And Taven adds the FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO?!? Ishii survives that onslaught and shocks The Kingdom! The fans fire up while Taven tags Ishii. Roddy drags Ishii up, knees him and CLUBS him, then ROCKS him! Roddy fires more shots but Ishii fires boxing elbows in return! Roddy spins but Ishii SWATS the Strong Knee! But then Roddy KNEES Ishii’s lariat! Roddy fires elbows of his own, but Ishii HEADBUTTS! Cassidy tags in and goes up! The Kingdom runs in but Cassidy leaps over them both! Cassidy then baits The Kingdom in and DUMPS The Kingdom out!

Cassidy builds speed to DIVE, but The Kingdom catch him! They RAM him into apron, RAM him into railing, then set him up for Roddy to WRECK him with a dropkick! The Kingdom soaks up the heat while Rampage goes picture in picture again.

Roddy hauls Cassidy up to RAILING BACKBREAKER! Cassidy staggers, Taven ROCKS him, and Roddy puts Cassidy in the ring. Roddy tags Taven in, they stomp Cassidy, and Taven drags Cassidy up. Taven puts Cassidy in the corner but Cassidy fights back with forearms and elbows for everyone! Cassidy slides under Taven, but Taven anchors his legs! Cassidy kicks Taven away, Bennett runs in and he drags Cassidy back. Cassidy BOOTS Bennett away so Roddy anchors him now! Cassidy reaches out, but Roddy drags him back and deadlifts him for a BACKBREAKER! Roddy digs a knee in, pulls Cassidy back with a chinlock, but Cassidy endures.

Roddy grabs an arm, he drags Cassidy back, and he hits a BACKSTABBER! Tag to Bennett and he covers, TWO! Bennett drags Cassidy up to CHOP him back down! Bennett drags Cassidy up again to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Bennett keeps on Cassidy with a facelock, tags Taven in, and The Kingdom mugs Cassidy. Taven scoops Cassidy to BACKBREAKER, and Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns and Taven stomps a mudhole into Cassidy. Tag to Bennett but Roddy also steps in. Bennett drags Cassidy up, bumps him off buckles, then tags Taven back in. The Kingdom set Cassidy up and run in! Bennett forearm SMASHES, but then Cassidy TOSSES Taven! Roddy runs up to KNEE Cassidy, Taven BOOTS Kyle! Roddy puts Cassidy up, and they try this again! PROTON- NO, Cassidy slips free to shove Bennett into Taven! Taven gets stuck up top, and Cassidy dodges Roddy! Hot tag to Ishii! Roddy kicks Ishii, but Ishii suplexes to BRAINBUSTER Roddy! Ishii catches Bennett, to BRAINBUSTER!

Taven finally sits up but Ishii is after him first! The fans fire up as Ishii gives Taven a SUPERPLEX! Cover, Roddy breaks it! Kyle steps in and he brawls with Roddy! The fans fire up as forearm after forearm fly back and forth! Roddy ROCKS Kyle, Kyle KNEES Roddy! Roddy avoids the ax kick to fire elbow after elbow! Only to run into a KNEE! Snapmare and Ishii SLIDING LARIATS! Taven SUPERKICKS Ishii, Bennett fireman’s carries Kyle! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER and JUST THE TIP of the knee! Ishii ENZIGIRIS Bennett! Cassidy rises, Ishii gives him the tag! Cassidy goes up to leap and sunset flip Taven! Bennett breaks it!

Bennett whips, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT! Cassidy fires up and the fans are with him! Kyle joins in, they stand Bennett up! FRESHLY SQUEEZED ANNIHILATION! Roddy runs up to BOOT Cassidy! Kyle turns Roddy around but gets a STRONG KNEE for it! Ishii spins Roddy around, Roddy dodges and returns, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Cassidy returns to ORANGE- NO, Taven dodges! But then Cassidy ducks the leg lariat to ORANGE PUNCH!! Cover, The Conglomeration wins!

Winners: The Conglomeration, by pinfall

A powerful trios match opens Rampage, but wait, here comes Don Callis. Why’s this creep here? The fans boo him, but Callis smiles. Cassidy sees Callis and winds up the hand! But Kyle Fletcher attacks from behind! The Aussie Arrow stomps away on Cassidy at the ropes, then rains down fists! The fans boo but wait! Here comes Mark Briscoe! The Sussex County Chicken won’t let The Protostar get away with this! He ROCKS and UPPERCUTS Kyle, then LARIATS Kyle up and out! Only for a STRONG KNEE to take Mark down! Roddy stomps Cassidy, then stomps Mark! Roddy holds up the belt and shouts, “This is mine!”

The fans boo but The Undisputed Kingdom stand tall, holding up all three belts. Will nothing stop them from conquering ROH at Death Before Dishonor?

 

Backstage interview with The Outcasts.

Arkady Aura is with Saraya & Harley Cameron, and says we haven’t seen Saraya wrestle since her first round loss in the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Harley speaks up and asks how that’s supposed to be Saraya’s fault. Why point the finger of blame at her? Maybe it is this company’s fault! Because Saraya has been spending this whole time training, getting “Wembley Ready,” and being an unproblematic icon! Saraya says Harley is right, and do you know why? Because AEW is scared of Saraya. The AEW Women’s Division is scared of her! Because she is the living legend, she understands.

Last year at All In, Saraya had the world at her feet! Now, they’re just keeping her off the show. Harley says doing All In Wembley without Saraya is like doing Beverly Hills Cop without Eddie Murphy! Saraya says yeah, that’s why they’re keeping her away. But they can’t do the show without her because she IS the show. All roads lead to Wembley, baby, and it doesn’t matter who she has to step on to get there. Then just who will The Outcasts take out in order to have their moment?

 

Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith VS The Outrunners!

While The Learning Tree has to defend that “For The World” Championship this Wednesday on Dynamite, he and The Redwood are not shying away from competition. Will Jericho & Bill show the world they’re not afraid of big bad Minoru Suzuki? Or will Turbo Floyd & Truth Magnum be the ones to teach The Learning Tree a thing or two?

The teams sort out and Bill starts against Truth. The fans rally, Truth gets around to headlock, but Bill powers up to TOSS Truth away! Truth flounders to his corner, Turbo tags in, and Turbo steps up to Bill. Jericho isn’t even taking this match seriously, he’s checking his phone! Bill knees Turbo low, CLUBS him down, but Truth tags back in. Truth runs and leaps, but Bill catches him! Bill grins, gives a thumbs up, then SLAMS Truth down! Bill says the fans know what’s up. But then Turbo tags in and The Outrunners DOUBLE CLUB Bill! Bill just frowns…! Bill turns around, he runs up, but The Outrunners dodge to DOUBLE DROPKICK!

Bill stays up but The Outrunners fire up. They spin and handshake, while flexing! Bill frowns, Truth sees and warns Turbo. Turbo looks and Bill DECKS him! Bill DECKS Truth, too! Bill then runs to BOOT Truth out of the ring! Turbo staggers up, Jericho keeps checking his phone, but Turbo CHOPS! Bill sighs and Turbo begs for mercy. Bill puts Turbo in a corner, CHOPS him, then CHOPS again! And he fires off haymaker after haymaker! Bill laughs as he stomps a mudhole into Turbo! The ref counts but Bill keeps going! Bill lets off, laughs some more, and Jericho says look out. Truth CHOPS Bill, but then he begs for forgiveness.

Bill powers Truth to a corner with one hand! Then he runs to SPLASH Turbo! SPLASH for Truth, SPLASH for Turbo! BOOT for Truth, and then Bill choke grips Turbo. SKYSCRAPER CHOKE SLAM!! And then he tags Jericho! Jericho smirks and waves to the fans. “Hi, guys~!” Cover, Jericho & Bill win!

Winners: Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey, by pinfall

Bad Apple Keith kicks Truth out of the ring, then he stands tall with his guys. Keith tells the Outrunners to respect Chris Jericho, but he and Bill won’t be around to help Jericho on Wednesday. Will Jericho be able to survive Minoru Suzuki in the shadow of Blood & Guts? Or will Suzuki tear down The Learning Tree #ForTheWorld?

Wait, speaking of Suzuki, here he comes! He has his own match tonight, but he wants to look Jericho in the eye one more time before Dynamite. Will the Meanest Man in the World make an example out of The Butcher?

Minoru Suzuki VS The Butcher!

Rampage returns and The Butcher is already in the ring. The bell rings and Butcher talks some smack on Suzuki. Butcher then fires a forearm, but Suzuki comes back with a forearm of his own. Butcher RAMS Suzuki into a corner, the ref counts, but Butcher lets off at 4. Suzuki eggs Butcher on but Butcher pie faces Suzuki. Butcher dares Suzuki to bring it, so Suzuki fires off fast hands and forearms! Suzuki ROCKS Butcher in the corner, then goes corner to corner, so he can BOOT! Butcher staggers, Suzuki snapmares him, then runs to PENALTY- NO! Butcher blocks the kick! Butcher CLUBS the leg, then trips Suzuki.

Butcher has a standing toehold as he traps one of Suzuki’s legs. Suzuki just eggs Butcher on! Butcher stomps the leg, drops an elbow on it, then he drags Suzuki up. Butcher CLUBS Suzuki, but Suzuki just snarls. Butcher CHOPS, but Suzuki isn’t impressed. Butcher CHOPS again, Suzuki eggs him on, so Butcher fires more CHOPS! Suzuki just laughs! Butcher ROCKS Suzuki, kicks low, then kicks again. Butcher reels Suzuki in to suplex high and hard! Cover, TWO! The fans rally for Suzuki and he fires body shots on Butcher. Suzuki ROCKS Butcher, but Butcher HEADBUTTS! Butcher vows to break Suzuki’s back!

Butcher half nelsons, but Suzuki slips around to waistlock. Butcher elbows free, runs, but Suzuki follows, drop steps to get around, and has the SLEEPER! Suzuki wrangles Butcher, squeezes tight, but Butcher endures. Suzuki spins Butcher around and reels him in, and the fans fire up for the Gotch Lift! Butcher’s big, but Suzuki still lifts him, holds him up, and then PILEDRIVERS!! Cover, Suzuki wins!

Winner: Minoru Suzuki, by pinfall

A gritty fight for Suzuki and Butcher, and this was in a normal match! What won’t Suzuki do to Jericho when it is FTW Rules?

 

The Conglomeration speaks.

Mark Briscoe says, “For those of you who may or may not have been living under a rock for the past couple months, you are looking at the group that has come to be known as The Conglomeration. You know about my main man with the game plan, OC, and Kyle O’Reilly. Let me introduce to you Tomohiro Ishii, henceforth to be known as Big Time! That’s right! Here in The Conglomeration, there is only two rules. First and foremost, you gotta be down to conglomerate. And secondly, you cannot in any way, shape or form, be a s*it head!” Kyle shrugs and nods, because it’s true.

Mark then says that brings us to the word of the day! The word of the day is… Discombobulation! Kyle asks the country of origin. American! Can he use it in a sentence? In the midst of Mark’s discombobulation, Roderick Strong cracked him in the jaw with a knee, and stood over him, holding up Mark’s ROH World Championship high in the air! Now that done pissed Mark off, Roddy! He’s known Roddy a long time, and Roddy knows better than that! So next week, Death Before Dishonor, Mark has something for Roddy!

But before that, tomorrow night’s Collision, #BigTime Ishii is going to take Roddy on 1v1! No Kingdom, no Conglomeration, and damn sure no Don Callis Family at ringside! Roddy VS Ishii, and we’ll show y’all how we do in The Conglomeration! Because they’re ’bout to RARARARARA!! The Chicken is all fired up, but will the Stone Pitbull be able to take a big bite out of the Savior of the Backbreaker?

 

Kris Statlander w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Sydni Winnell!

The Galaxy’s Greatest Traitor knows The Babe with the Power wants payback on her just as badly as she wants to run Willow’s life. But while Willow went and won the CMLL Women’s World Championship, Kris has just been grumbling and plotting with Big Stoke. Will Kris make an example out of Sydni tonight? Or will the Heart of Hutchinson, Kansas be unbreakable?

The bell rings and Kris DISCUS LARIATS right away! Stoke fires up but the fans are torn as Kris hauls Sydni back up. Kris ROCKS Sydni, CHOPS her, then fires off haymakers in the corner! The ref counts, Kris stomps a mudhole in, then she digs her boots in. The ref counts, Kris gets in his face about it, then goes back to Sydni. Kris drags Sydni up to snap suplex! Sydni flounders but Stokely smiles. Kris runs corner to corner, UPPERCUTS, then goes side to side, but Sydni ELBOWS her! Sydni fires forearm snow and has Kris in a corner! The fans fire up, Sydni fires up, and she whips. Kris reverses to then scoop and pop Sydni around!

Kris tucks Sydni in for STATURDAY NIGHT FEVER!! Cover, Kris wins!

Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall

As Stokely says, every night is #StaturdayNight, especially when Kris wins like that. She has Stoke stand on her while she does push-ups just to show off, but will Kris be ready when Willow returns with a vengeance?

 

Holo.grm loads up.

Whoever this mysterious masked man is, he is ready, and he promises that tomorrow night on Collision, we will see him debut! Will Holo.grm prove to be more than meets the eye?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

Collision is already stacked with Strong VS Ishii, Holo.grm’s debut, and the Unified World Trios Championship match, The Patriarchy VS The Bang Bang Gang, but Skye Blue’s challenge to Hikaru Shida has been answered! Will the Shining Samurai cut through the Chicago Skye to find her way back to the top of the ranks? We’ll also see Darby Allin return to action against The Beast Mortis! Will The Relentless One sharpen his edge for Blood & Guts? Plus, the Lumberjack match has been made official! Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo, with other AEW stars all around ringside, will this be where La Mera Mera and The Virtuosa finally settle the score?

 

The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Private Party!

Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix are looking to get in on the tag title chase, but so are Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy. While The Acclaimed still have to shoot their shot at The Young Bucks, which team will be waiting for them on the other side?

The teams sort out and Fenix starts against Brother Zay. The fans rally, Zay offers a handshake, and Fenix takes it. But then Fenix ROCKS Zay! Zay ROCKS Fenix back, they fire forearms, and Zay fires forearms again and again. Zay whips, Fenix springboards to CROSSBODY! Fenix kicks, SOBATS, KICKS a leg, then kicks again, but Zay blocks! Zay steps over, GAMANGIRI! Zay runs, but Fenix pops him up, only for Zay to RANA! Zay whips, Fenix reverses but Zay reverses back. Fenix goes up and out to the apron, Zay runs in, Fenix dodges the triangle jump, and then Fenix slingshot SENTONS! Fenix stands Zay up, but Zay fights the underhooks!

Zay RAMS Fenix into the corner, tags Quen, and Quen rolls Fenix up, TWO! Fenix comes back, but gets a pop-up DROPKICK for it! Penta tags in and the fans fire up! Penta blocks, Quen blocks then Quen ROCKS Penta! Quen goes up, brings Penta to the top with him, but Penta CLUBS Quen! Penta SUPERKICKS Quen, then slingshots up to SUPER RANA Quen away! The fans fire up, Quen returns but Penta BOOTS him! Quen tries again, Penta pops him up and SUPERKICKS him while upside-down! Quen flops to the apron then the floor and the fans fire up. Penta builds speed, but Zay CROSSBODIES him!

Fenix MISSILE DROPKICKS Zay! Quen returns to PELE Fenix! Penta SUPERKICKS Quen! All four men are down and the fans fire up! Zay and Fenix bail out, Penta and Quen slowly stand up. Penta eggs Quen on, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Quen steps up to Penta, and Penta says uno momento. Penta dramatically takes off his glove, but Quen says no, let him. “SHOTS! SHOTS!” Penta says okay, listen! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta pie faces Quen, so Quen comes back to say “SHOTS!” “CERO! MIEDO!” “SHOTS!” They go back and forth, taunt for taunt, then Penta CHOPS! Quen is stinging but he composes himself. Quen comes back, CHOPS, but that hurts his hand more than it does Penta’s body! Penta says okay, and he unbuttons Quen’s shirt, to CHOP him down! The fans fire up with Penta as he does a “SHOTS! SHOTS!” dance! So Quen returns to fire forearms!

Quen ROCKS Penta, runs, but Penta SUPERKICKS! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but Quen BOOTS him down! Quen nods, runs up, but DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Both men stay up, Penta blocks a kick to HEEL KICK, only for Quen to ROUNDHOUSE back! Both men wobble, then they DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSE! Both men fall and the fans fire back up! Quen and Penta crawl, hot tags to Zay and Fenix! Fenix ROCKS Zay, Zay ROCKS Fenix, and Fenix fires off a strike fest! Fenix reels Zay in, “ANIMO!” But Zay wrenches out to facelock back! But Fenix fights the suplex, wrenches out, and KICKS Zay!

Fenix reels Zay in, but then Zay wrenches out. Zay reels Fenix back in, but Fenix wrenches out to mule kick. Fenix reels Zay in, “ANIMO!” but Zay wrenches out to ROCK Fenix! Zay eggs Fenix on, pie faces, and he fires a forearm! Fenix fires back, they go back and forth, and the fans rally up. Fenix and Zay huff ‘n’ puff, and they keep throwing shots! Zay gets the edge, but Fenix returns in kind! Rampage returns to single picture as they both throw forearms at the same time, again and again! It is fast and furious and the fans love it! Penta runs in just to BLAST Quen! The Lucha Bros mug Zay, double whip, but Quen is there for some SILLY STRONG!

Penta flounders out, Quen HOTSHOTS Fenix! Zay brings Fenix around, Quen goes up, AFTER PARTY STOMPS! Quen goes up and up to ESCALARA SENTON onto Penta! Zay SWANTON BOMBS Fenix! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives and shocks Zay! The fans rally up and Zay brings Fenix up. Tag to Quen, and Private Party puts Fenix up top. Quen runs up, GIN- NO, Fenix holds onto the corner and Quen tumbles! Penta also waistlocks Zay but Zay fights free with elbows. Penta shoves Zay so that Fenix can tightrope walk PENALTY KICK! Then Penta SLINGBLADES Zay down! Quen gets in, he gets a SLINGBLADE, too!

The fans fire up for “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta brings Quen in but Quen slips free and shoves Penta into Fenix! Fenix lands on his firebird and Quen helps Zay up. GIN & JUICE!! Cover, but Penta returns to break it and hit a DESTROYER on Zay!! Quen is shocked while Little Rock is thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as “A E DUB!” gives us this main event. Quen drags Fenix up but Fenix CHOPS! Fenix eggs Quen on so Quen stomps away on him! Quen drags Fenix up, reels him in, but Fenix wrenches out to underhook and BUTTERFLY ANARCHY! Cover, TWO!! Fenix tags Penta and they aim at Zay. DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!

Quen is alone, “UNO! DOS! TRES!” DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for him, too! Then Penta drags Quen up and Fenix goes up! Tuck and “CERO! MIEDO!” LB PILEDRIVER!! Then Fenix DIVES onto Zay for good measure! Penta covers, Lucha Brothers win!

Winners: The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall

Private Party put up a fight to be sure, but Penta y Fenix just wanted it that much more! Will the Lucha Brothers be watching Blood & Guts very, very closely?


My Thoughts:

A great episode of Rampage here, and even the squash matches served some purpose. Kris crushing Sydni was mostly for momentum, but it felt like that was the first real showing of Kris’ Heel attitude with her trash talking the whole time. Jericho letting Bill do all the work against The Outrunners was naturally how that match was going, but it works perfectly in character and story for them. And Jericho crossing paths with Suzuki before Suzuki puts Butcher away rather quickly was good, too. The go home math is therefore even ahead of their FTW Championship match, but I wonder if Jericho was texting someone who could interfere for him since Keith & Bill can’t. But it can’t be Jeff Cobb, though, he’s locked in for NJPW’s G1 Climax.

Very good promo from The Outcasts, and while Toni Storm VS Mariah May is one title match and Mercedes Mone VS Britt Baker is another, Saraya could end up putting out an open challenge and it is answered by someone big from Stardom or CMLL for a first-time-ever kind of match to make All In even more historic. Great tag team main event from Lucha Brothers VS Private Party, with it mostly being for momentum. Private Party has finally been back on track now that both guys are healthy, but Lucha Bros winning out made sense. Penta & Fenix have been great as a team and as individuals, they’re both primed to take on just about any team or even singles champs if needed.

And great opener from The Conglomeration and The Undisputed Kingdom, even though I’m surprised they did such a Six Man Tag already. The Conglomeration winning could still feed into my idea that Cassidy & Kyle get an ROH Tag Team Championship match at Death Before Dishonor, but it also gives us a reason for Ishii VS Roddy tomorrow night. Great promo from Mark Briscoe in that, too, he continues to be one of the best underappreciated promo guys in all of wrestling today. I feel like Mark is going to retain the title against Roddy given how Shane Taylor is gunning for Mark, but that really depends on if Tony Khan is even paying attention to his own shows.

My Score: 8.7/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/17/24)

EPISODE 250!

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AEW is going big for this milestone Dynamite!

Dynamite has reached its 250TH episode, and it opens with Will Ospreay VS MJF for the AEW International Championship!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS MJF; MJF wins and becomes the new AEW International Champion.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Nyla Rose; Mone wins and retains the title.
  • Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Kazuchika Okada; Swerve wins, by disqualification.

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS MJF!

Like many of us, The Aerial Assassin despise the Wolf of Wrestling for how he disrespected and used Daniel Garcia just to send a message. But also like many, Ospreay at least acknowledges and respects that this form of Maxwell Jacob Friedman is his most dangerous. Will Ospreay be able to put down AEW’s Ultimate Scumbag? Or will even the #BillyGOAT not be on the level of the devil?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who ignites episode 250!

The bell rings and the fans cheer while the two stare down. Ospreay gets the fans even more fired up, and then MJF bails out. The fans boo but MJF just hops the railing. MJF splashes fans with their own water! MJF then lounges on the barriers, offers a fist bump, but the fans just flip him off. So MJF rips a fan’s sign up and throws it back! MJF goes back to the ring, tells fans to shut up, and he approaches Ospreay. Only to dodge and strut, then swivel the hips. The fans boo but Ospreay smirks, this is the MJF he knew he was getting. They tie up, MJF wrenches to hammerlock, but Ospreay headlocks.

MJF powers up to wrench and WRING Ospreay, but Ospreay handsprings through, and copies the strut! Ospreay shows he can swivel hips, too! The fans cheer but MJF sarcastically says Ospreay’s clever. The two tie up, MJF headlocks, but the fans sing, “OSPRAEY~ OSPREAY OSPREAY OSPREAY~!” MJF is annoyed, Ospreay powers up and out, then things speed up. Ospreay hurdles then drops down to trip MJF up! MJF ducks the Hidden Blade to hit a headlock takeover! Ospreay headscissors, MJF kips free, and roles reverse as Ospreay headlocks for the takeover. MJF headscissors but Ospreay kips free.

MJF ducks the Penalty Kick, avoids the standing moonsault, then bobs ‘n’ weaves to avoid Ospreay’s punches and kicks. MJF shoves Ospreay, Ospreay springboards but MJF avoids that, too! MJF runs in, Ospreay dodges to handspring, but MJF gets under! Ospreay superhero lands, and the fans are thunderous while MJF is stunned! The fans cheer “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for making this the opener! MJF is annoyed, but he and Ospreay tie up. MJF says Ospreay pulled hair! The fans boo because of course MJF is lying. MJF and Ospreay reset, tie up, and again MJF claims hair pulling. But then MJF pulls hair!

MJF puts Ospreay on the ropes, the ref counts, and MJF lets off, to take a swing! Ospreay dodges and then LARIATS MJF up and out! The fans fire up and Ospreay builds speed, only for MJF to get away. MJF says not today, but then Ospreay just changes course and he FLIES out onto MJF! The fans fire up and high-five Ospreay before he puts MJF in. Ospreay HOTSHOTS MJF, runs and BOOTS, then he hits as BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Ospreay prepares the elbow and the fans fire up. Ospreay aims but MJF scrambles to the apron. The fans boo, Ospreay storms over, but MJF YANKS Ospreay into buckles!

MJF stomps a mudhole in, drags Ospreay up to whip and WRING him into the corner! Ospreay flounders and MJF soaks up the heat. Then he blows snot at the fans and mocks them! MJF goes back to Ospreay, clamps onto an arm, and the fans rally and duel as Ospreay endures. Ospreay fights up, throws body shots, then forearms. MJF throws Ospreay down by his hair! The fans boo but MJF just soaks it up. MJF says he didn’t do anything. Then he clamps on with a chinlock and grinds Ospreay down. Ospreay fights up to JAWBREAKER free! Ospreay runs but MJF kitchen sink knees! MJF hauls Ospreay up to back suplex, but Ospreay lands out!

Ospreay reels MJF in to back suplex, but MJF lands out! MJF back suplexes, Ospreay lands out, into a STUNNER! Cover, TWO! MJF’s annoyed his Osaka Street Cutter, or perhaps Long Island Street Cutter, didn’t end this, but he storms after Ospreay. Ospreay is on the apron, MJF reels him in, HEAT- NO! Ospreay shoves MJF away, but MJF slingshots Ospreay into another STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and MJF is frustrated. The fans rally for Ospreay as he goes to the apron, but MJF storms over. MJF drags Ospreay in again, tries but Ospreay again denies him the Heatseeker! So MJF tries the slingshot, but Ospreay stops that!

Ospreay GAMANGIRIS MJF away, goes up a corner, and PIP PIP CHEERIO! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Ospreay rises but so does MJF. Ospreay fires haymakers on MJF first, then whips. MJF reverses but Ospreay CLOBBERS him! MJF bails out but Ospreay builds speed! Ospreay handsprings to SASUKE SPECIAL! The fans are thunderous but Ospreay takes a moment to check his ribs and catch his breath. Ospreay storms up on MJF, puts him in the ring, then goes up a corner. The fans fire up for the MOONSAULT, but MJF moves! Ospreay lands out, MOONSAULTS again, but MJF dodges again!

But the STANDING SHOOTING STAR hits! Cover, TWO! So Ospreay goes up and up to SKY TWISTER! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives the onslaught but Ospreay loads up that elbow! “This is Awesome!” as Ospreay aims again. MJF slowly rises, Ospreay runs up, but MJF bails out again! The fans continue to boo but Ospreay PLANCHAS! Down goes MJF and Ospreay high-fives more fans. And then Ospreay confiscates the timekeeper’s table! The fans are thunderous as Ospreay brings the furniture over to ringside. MJF hurries away into the ring now! Ospreay pursues as we see the fear on MJF’s face.

Ospreay CHOPS MJF in the corner! Ospreay stands MJF up to CHOP him again! The fans “WOO~” and Ospreay runs, but MJF pops him up to SUPERKICK him! MJF goes up, but Ospreay avoids the Panama City/Long Island Sunrise, but then MJF knees low! MJF reels Ospreay in but Ospreay powers out. Ospreay whips MJF to the corner, MJF goes up and over, but then MJF’s knee jams! Ospreay grabs that leg but it was a trap! MJF steps over and hits as STUFF PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and both men are down again. The fans rally up while both men stir, and MJF rises first.

MJF shows off that the leg is just fine, then does the Daniel Garcia dance just to mock him. MJF then drops an elbow on Ospreay’s leg. Ospreay CLUBS at MJF but MJF keeps the toehold. Ospreay fishhooks MJF and MJF lets go. Ospreay CHOPS, and CHOPS, then runs, but into a back drop! MJF leans on the ropes while he catches his breath, and the fans rally again. MJF storms back over, KNEES the leg, then smirks. MJF steps through, ties the legs up, and has the FIGURE FOUR! The fans “WOO~,” even as MJF SLAPS Ospreay! And SLAPS him! MJF thrashes the hold, but Ospreay endures. Ospreay’s shoulders are down, TWO as he sits back up!

Ospreay pries at the leglock, and the fans rally up as he works to turn things over. MJF fights that back, thrashes some more, but Ospreay grits his teeth. The fans rally harder and harder as Ospreay fights his way over, and he turns the hold onto MJF! MJF endures now, reaches out while shouting in pain, and he flails in order to turn things back onto Ospreay! The fans boo but Ospreay endures again. Ospreay drags MJF along, reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts but MJF lets go at 4. MJF is frustrated but then he drags Ospreay up and to a corner. MJF CHOPS, takes a moment, then CHOPS again!

MJF wrenches, whips, but Ospreay can’t even make it all the way! MJF smirks while the ref checks Ospreay. Ospreay shakes out the leg, refusing to admit defeat. MJF storms over, stands Ospreay up, and CHOPS! Ospreay hobbles, so MJF CLAWS Ospreay’s back! MJF whips, Ospreay barely makes it to ropes! MJF wants after Ospreay like a shark with blood in the water, but Ospreay sits on the apron. MJF tells off the fans cheering Ospreay, but Ospreay is somehow still in this. So MJF CLAWS Ospreay’s face! The fans boo but MJF soaks it up. Ospreay throws body shots and haymakers! Ospreay CHOPS and MJF wobbles!

Ospreay CHOPS again, MJF flails more. Ospreay snarls, runs, but MJF CHOP BLOCKS the legs! MJF covers, TWO! MJF frowns but he stomps Ospreay’s leg. MJF then stands Ospreay up to CLUB him on the neck! Ospreay hobbles, so MJF CLAWS his back! Ospreay fires big forearms! Then he fires Kawada Kicks! MJF wobbles, into a CHOP! MJF goes to ropes, Ospreay scoops him, but MJF CLAWS the eyes again! The ref reprimands and counts, MJF stops at 4. The fans boo but MJF whips. Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges, and DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! The fans fire up again while Ospreay again clutches the leg.

Ospreay rises, but MJF KNEES the knee! Then MJF calls his shot! MJF suplexes, but STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE hits first! MJF wobbles around, Ospreay calls his shot now! Springboard, OSCUTTER!! But MJF flops all the way to ropes! Ospreay has to crawl his way over, and MJF flops to the floor! MJF’s ring awareness is strong but Ospreay pursues. Ospreay drags MJF up to put him in the ring, and then onto the apron. Ospreay uses a corner to go up and APRON OSCUTTER FLOP as MJF steps back! Ospreay writhes, signaling to his arm, and the ref hurries to check. MJF may have gotten lucky here, as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ref has Ospreay go around the way but MJF is in pursuit! MJF shows no mercy as he grabs that bad arm, and RAMS Ospreay into steel steps! MJF stands on the steps to soak up all the heat, as well as talk some trash on Ospreay. It’s certainly in the vain of MJF is who AEW needs, not Ospreay. MJF drags Ospreay up and into the ring, then takes his time to taunt fans over the table. He flips the fans off, he isn’t gonna do what they want. MJF then goes back to Ospreay, grabs the bad arm, and he stands on it, to then STOMP it! MJF soaks up more heat as he paces around Ospreay, then clamps onto the arm again.

Ospreay endures the mounted armlock, and he fights to his feet. Now Ospreay pulls hair, but MJF throws Ospreay down by the arm. MJF grinds that shoulder but Ospreay still endures. The fans rally as Ospreay fights, stands up, and throws body shots. Dynamite returns to single picture as Ospreay ROCKS MJF with forearms. Ospreay whips, MJF reverses but Ospreay handsprings, only for MJF to KICK the bad arm! Ospreay clutches the elbow, but MJF hauls him up! Double underhooks, for a SHOULDER BUSTER! And then it’s back to the armlock! Ospreay rolls through, but MJF ducks the roundhouse to pump handle!

MJF adds a half nelson, MADE IN JAPAN! Or perhaps, Made in Long Island? Cover, TWO!! Ospreay knows that move from his rivalry with Shingo Takagi. The fans rally while both men are down again, “This is Awesome!” Ospreay and MJF slowly rise, MJF storms over, and he whips. Ospreay holds ropes to stop that, so MJF CLUBS the arm! MJF makes the pecs dance, whips again, but Ospreay reverses. Ospreay then dodges MJF to handspring and NEURALIZER KICK! Both men are down again and the fans stay fired up! Ospreay sits up first, then both men stand. Ospreay BOOTS MJF’s haymaker to then ENZIGIRI!

MJF wobbles, Ospreay wrenches an arm, and Ospreay CHOPS MJF off his feet! Ospreay drags MJF up to wrench and CHOP him down again! Ospreay stands MJF one more time, to CHOP, CHOP, and- NO, MJF blocks the chop! MJF WRINGS the arm, Ospreay cartwheels through! ENZIGIRI! Torture rack, TOWER HACKER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives and the fans can’t believe it! The fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but there’s still more show that has to happen! MJF crawls to the apron, Ospreay stalks him. MJF flops to the floor, but he’s near that table… Ospreay goes to the floor and brings MJF up.

MJF throat chops Ospreay! MJF runs away into the crowd, but Ospreay pursues! Ospreay fires hands on MJF even as MJF goes up the bleachers. Ospreay grabs MJF, bends him against railing, and offers free shots. A little girl starts punching MJF in the ribs! MJF flips her family off but Ospreay CLUBS away on MJF! Ospreay fist bumps the girl and drags MJF back up. Ospreay ROCKS MJF with a right and follows him down the stairs. Ospreay CHOPS MJF to keep him moving, but MJF takes a detour into the seats. So Ospreay makes MJF take a seat and punches down hands! The fans count along, Ospreay winds up, and hits TEN!

MJF flounders around, Ospreay shows that there’s one guy still wearing an MJF Kangaroo Kick shirt, and then pursues MJF. MJF pokes Ospreay right in the eyes! MJF CLUBS Ospreay, but Ospreay kicks MJF! Ospreay SMACKS MJF off the trash can! The fans fire up and Ospreay DUMPS MJF into the trash can! MJF kicks and flails but Ospreay BOOTS the can! MJF falls out, stumbles away, and Ospreay pursues. They finally return to ringside, and Ospreay refreshes the count that was never happening anyway. Ospreay then drags MJF over to the table, punches him onto it, then goes up the steel steps.

Ospreay then goes up the corner and fans are thunderous already! Ospreay aims, but MJF hurries off the table. The fans boo and Ospreay sighs, but Ospreay hops down to go after MJF. But MJF gut wrenches! Ospreay victory rolls, TWO! MJF has the victory roll, TWO! Ospreay has it, TWO! MJF is up, Ospreay gets around and hops on, POISON-RANA! MJF flounders to a corner, Ospreay runs up, but MJF pops him up! Another SUPERKICK as Ospreay is upside-down! MJF goes up, LONG ISLAND SUNRISE!! Cover, TWO!?! The fans are electric as Ospreay survives another hard shot! Ospreay then goes to the apron and then the floor.

MJF pursues, and we return to the table. MJF puts Ospreay on the table and then goes up the apron. The fans rally as MJF actually climbs the corner. MJF reaches the top, but then Ospreay slips off the table! The fans still boo, they want that table to see some action. MJF hops down, talks smack on Ospreay, then CHOPS him. MJF BITES Ospreay’s arm! The fans boo and tell MJF he’s sick! The ref counts, MJF lets off, but he then ROCKS Ospreay with a haymaker. MJF again mocks Daniel Garcia, even asking if Garcia has feeling in his arms again. MJF then whips Ospreay hard into railing! Ospreay almost ends up in the front row!

MJF makes Ospreay take a seat, and he CLAWS at Ospreay’s face! MJF refreshes the ring count, then runs in at Ospreay, to BOOT Ospreay against railing! MJF hops up to soak up more heat, then he refreshes with some water. That he then splashes at fans. MJF stalks Ospreay back to the table, refreshes the count, and then asks, “Ospreay who?” MJF stands Ospreay up to whip, but Ospreay goes up onto the railing, to OSCUTTER to the floor! The fans fire up again while both men are down! Ospreay clutches the bad leg and the bad arm, but he manages to rise up and put MJF in. Ospreay then swings, but into MJF’s dragon sleeper!

But Ospreay flips things around! The fans cheer, as Ospreay hits CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!!! MJF survives, but Ospreay storms after him in a corner. MJF uses the ref as a shield, then he pokes Ospreay in the eyes! MJF goes up to DOUBLE STOMP the bad arm! MJF reels Ospreay in, hammerlock and lift, DDT!! Cover, TWO!!! Ospreay survives and the fans continue to rally behind him. MJF is frustrated but he pursues Ospreay to the apron. MJF drags Ospreay through ropes, and HEAT- NO! Ospreay throws MJF away, MJF’s leg “jams,” and Ospreay takes aim. Ospreay springboards but MJF hits ropes to trip him up!

Ospreay gets stuck up there, MJF goes up to LEAPING LARIAT!! Cover, TWO?!? MJF is beside himself as Ospreay survives again! MJF stalks Ospreay to the apron, drags him up, and gut wrenches! The fans freak out but Ospreay flails and kicks! Ospreay turns things around onto MJF, but MJF KICKS Ospreay! MJF then suplexes, but Ospreay slips free! Ospreay waistlocks but the arm won’t let him lift! So Ospreay SUPERKICKS MJF instead! MJF wobbles, Ospreay reels him in, and tucks him for an APRON STYLES CLASH!!! Both men fall to the floor and Little Rock is losing its collective mind right now!

Ospreay drags MJF up and into the ring, covers, TWO!!!! MJF survives but Ospreay is too tired to be upset. Ospreay just rises up, brings MJF to his feet, and reels him in. Even with one arm, Ospreay hits a LAST RIDE!! Cover, TWO!! MJF reminds us why he was once the longest reigning AEW World Champion while Dynamite goes back to picture in picture.

Ospreay shakes out the arms, but Doc Sampson is called over to check. Doc checks that arm, from lifting to turning. Then Doc checks with Ospreay if he wants to do “that,” and Ospreay says go for it. Doc YANKS Ospreay’s arm to pop it back in place! Ospreay clutches the arm again but it seems that did the trick. Ospreay has the fans fired up again, and he drags MJF up for Kawada Kicks! Ospreay stands over MJF while Dynamite goes to break.

Dynamite 250 returns and Ospreay calls his shot. MJF rises, and he spins Ospreay around to BITE Ospreay’s face! The fans boo, MJF runs, but Ospreay HIDDEN BLADES!! Cover, TWO!!! MJF survives a shot to the face but Ospreay roars! The fans are thunderous as MJF sits up, into a BUZZSAW! MULE KICK! OSC- NO, MJF stops the cutter to gut wrench, and TOMBSTONE!! Cover, TWO?!?! Ospreay survives again and the fans again cheer “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for giving us this instant classic. MJF snarls, and he uses wrist tape to CHOKE Ospreay! The ref reprimands, MJF lets off, and MJF goes to the corner with Ospreay.

MJF wrenches the bad arm, whips him hard into the corner, and Ospreay falls. The fans boo but MJF grins as he rises up. MJF storms over to Ospreay, stands him up and wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! MJF whips again, and harder! Ospreay falls back, MJF flexes, but the fans boo. MJF mocks the United Empire crown then says shove it. MJF drags Ospreay up, whips him corner to corner again, but Ospreay reveres! MJF tumbles up, comes back, and Ospreay CHOPS! And CHOPS! But MJF blocks one again to WRING the arm again! Ospreay writhes, MJF leans on ropes, and then MJF runs in. Ospreay DUMPS MJF out hard!

The fans fire up and Ospreay goes to the apron, only for MJF to YANK him down! MJF puts Ospreay in the ring and says that’s why he’s the smartest wrestler in AEW. But not the wisest as Ospreay DIVING HIDDEN BLADES MJF!! Both men fall to the floor and the fans are thunderous again! Ospreay rises, a ring count starts, and fans count along. We hit 5 of 10, Ospreay puts MJF in at 6. Ospreay goes up the corner, and he BLINDSIDE CHEERIOS! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives again but Ospreay doesn’t get frustrated. Ospreay goes to the apron and climbs up the corner, but MJF again hits ropes! Ospreay lands bad on the corner this time!

MJF climbs up, throws hands, then goes to the very top. SUPER- NO! Ospreay stops the Steiner with one good arm! The fans fire up as he tucks MJF in, for a SUPER STYLES CLASH!! But Ospreay struggles to turn MJF over for the cover! ROPEBREAK!! Ospreay is frustrated now but there’s nothing he can do about that. Ospreay drags MJF up but MJF HOTSHOTS the arm! MJF reels Ospreay in, for an APRON HEATSEEKER!! Ospreay flops to the floor, and MJF looks at the table…! MJF puts Ospreay on the table, hurries back to the corner, and MJF climbs! The fans are going nuts already as MJF SUPER MACHO ELBOWS THROUGH THE TABLE!!!

The fans lose their minds all over again as MJF goes for broke! The ref checks both men, and they’re somehow okay to continue! “This is Awesome!” as we once again go picture in picture.

MJF flounders his way back to ringside and drags himself in. But Champion’s Advantage won’t let him win the title like this! Ospreay is still on the outside as we pass 5 of 10, and he starts to stir around 7. MJF then springs out after Ospreay to get him back in! Seems MJF was just resting, and he shouts about something, probably about how he’s better. MJF stands, paces around, then stomps Ospreay’s legs, then Dynamite goes to break.

Dynamite 250 returns again, and MJF has Ospreay in a Cobra Twist. MJF sneakily grabs the ropes to add on leverage! The ref looks but MJF lets go in time. Ospreay still endures, and MJF digs a knuckle into the ribs. MJF then again sneaks a grab at the ropes! The ref gets closer to catching him but the fans tell on MJF! MJF tells them all to shut up! MJF still grabs for ropes, but the ref sees it this time! MJF says he’s not doing nothing! The ref KICKS that arm! Ospreay then hip tosses free! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! MJF gets up, Ospreay reels him into a package, TWO! Schoolboy, TWO!

Ospreay stands, slips around to backslide, TWO!! MJF escapes again, to headlock takeover and cover, TWO as Ospreay headscissors! MJF moves around, bridges to a cover, TWO as Ospreay bridges out! A spin and backslide, TWO!! MJF whips, Ospreay swings but MJF gets under! Ospreay leaps, into the POWER BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!!! The fans are electric again as both men are down! The fans sing for Ospreay as he crawls to a corner. MJF sits up then rises up to soak up heat. MJF hits the kangaroo stance?! The fans are torn, surely he isn’t serious. But then MJF runs up, KANGAROO- NO! Ospreay catches MJF!

Ospreay CATAPULTS MJF, but MJF lands safe on the corner! Only for Ospreay to tuck him in and CHEEKY NANDOS! MJF is still stuck so Ospreay goes up after him, for a SUPER POISON RANA! MJF lands out?! MJF shows he can do what Ospreay does and the fans lose their minds! LARIAT in the corner, then MJF hoists Ospreay up top. MJF goes up and up and smirks, gives some thrusts, then SUPER STEINERS! Ospreay lands out!! Ospreay shows MJF how it’s really done and MJF is in disbelief! Both men turn around, MJF swings but Ospreay goes Matrix! MJF returns the favor to dodge Ospreay!

Ospreay blocks a kick but MJF pokes him in the eyes! MJF flips everyone off, but Ospreay HOOK KICKS him! MJF rebounds to ROCK Ospreay! Ospreay rebounds to BOOT MJF! MJF rebounds to ROLLING ELBOW! Ospreay rebounds, MJF SWATS the lariat, gets Ospreay up but Ospreay slips outta the bomb! MJF blocks the kick again, KNEES Ospreay and runs, but into the TIGER WALL KICK! ENZIGIRI! MJF rebounds, Ospreay slips through the lariat! Ospreay lifts MJF but MJF back drops free! Ospreay sunset flips it, TWO!! MJF sits on the cover, TWO! Ospreay has it, TWO! MJF has it, TWO! ONE! ONE! ONE! ONE!

Ospreay keeps MJF down, TWO!! MJF swings, Ospreay dodges, OSC- SUPERKICK!! MJF drags Ospreay up, suplex, STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE returns! Then PISONI-RANA returns!! Ospreay underhooks to STORM- NO, MJF slips free to DREAM SMASHER! MJF runs, into a SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Even after all that, there’s still something in the gas tanks on both men! Little Rock gives a standing ovation for this AEW Match of the Year contender! MJF crawls to a corner, Ospreay pursues. Ospreay puts MJF up top, ROCKS him, but has to slap some fire into himself. Ospreay goes up top, but MJF fires body shots!

MJF gut wrenches Ospreay, but Ospreay kicks free! Ospreay then slingshots back up, to SUPER OSCUTTER!! And HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Ospreay can’t believe it and now he’s mad! Ospreay throws off the elbow pad as Little Rock is erupting! MJF sits up, but DUCKS the Hidden Blade! Ospreay tumbles but MJF is also down, too tired to sit back up. Ospreay crawls his way back over, sits MJF up, but MJF SPITS at him!! Ospreay gets REALLY mad now! MJF panics, Ospreay HEADBUTTS him! Ospreay reels MJF in, the fans say do it, and Ospreay says yes! Underhooks, one minute warning, but Ospreay isn’t sure which Storm Attack to use!

Ospreay hauls MJF up, to STORM…! NO, Ospreay stops short of the driver! They fans boo, they want him to end MJF but Ospreay says he’s not like that anymore. Ospreay drags MJF up , MJF SHOVES Ospreay into the ref!! The ref goes down, we’re under 20 seconds! Ospreay hurries over to MJF, DYNAMITE DIAMOND RING PUNCH!!! Cover, MJF WINS!!!!

Winner: MJF, by pinfall (NEW AEW International Champion)

There was literally two seconds left, but MJF pulls it off!! The Wolf of Wrestling proves he’s still just a lowdown dirty snake, but he’s the snake that stole the gold from the #BillyGOAT. Medics help both guys get icepacks, water and oxygen, and MJF rises like a zombie to celebrate himself. The Scumbag may have survived The Aerial Assassin, but will he be ready to go All In against The Bastard?

 

Backstage interview Mark Briscoe & The Acclaimed.

Arkady Aura is with the Sussex County Chicken, as well as Max Caster & Anthony Bowens, and says they asked for this time to talk with each other. Caster says that’s right, because they know Mr. Briscoe is on Team AEW for Blood & Guts. They also know that Team AEW needs a couple more partners, and the only way Mark gets “The Best Wrestler Alive” on his side is when Caster & Bowens join the team together. Plus, The Acclaimed just beat The Bucks a couple weeks ago, they have their number, this is a no brainer! Bowens says that’s right! And they’re also this close to becoming AEW World Tag Team Champions once again, they want a piece of The Bucks’ asses!

Plus, when you think AEW, you think The Acclaimed, because EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! So they want in! Mark says that’s right! They had his back a couple weeks ago, so as far as he’s concerned, The Acclaimed is in, baby! But Mark’s not the only man calling the shots on this, if you understand what he’s saying. In steps AEW World Champion, Swerve Strickland. Swerve says listen! They’ve been through their fair share of squabbles, so he knows what Acclaimed is all about. Swerve’s also been in battles with The Briscoes, so he knows Dem Boys are real tough people. There is nobody better to go to war with than those you’ve battled against.

Therefore, “y’all ready to get violent?” The Acclaimed say hell yeah! Hands in, and Mark warns The Elite that Team AEW is coming for them! LET’S GO, BABY!! Bowens & Caster follow Briscoe out, Swerve nods, will this team be ready to rip apart The Elite? Will Swerve be ready for The Rainmaker later on tonight in the main event? Or will Kazuchika Okada rain on Swerve’s House and wash it away?

 

“Big Bill” Morrissey is in the ring.

The Redwood introduces to the “seeds, saplings, roots and most importantly, branches,” the Learning Tree, Chris Jericho! The “For The World” Champion is accompanied by “Bad Apple” Bryan Keith as he makes his way out here, waving to Little Rock. The fans boo but Jericho still smiles. “Hi, guys~! Y’know, Little Rock, you need to take a few lessons from The Learning Tree. This city is such a high-crime, violent city, 1,533 crimes for ever 100,000 people, you can do better than that! But let’s talk about Dynamite 250 for AEW, I was on the very first Dynamite, and I’ve been on almost every single one since.

“And the ones that I missed, the Branches were so angry, cards and letters filed in, so I made a promise, I’m never gonna miss another Dynamite again.” The fans boo but Jericho says he’ll be on every one, even until episode 500! It’s like he’s said: When you listen to The Learning Tree, good things happen. And when you don’t, people get hurt, dammit! This isn’t right! Jericho is begging us all to listen to him! Look to those who haven’t. Shibata’s arm, Hook getting that fireball to his face, that’s horrible. And then Samoa Joe is literally driven through a wall because he wasn’t listening to The Learning Tree!

Jericho is begging us, this has to stop! People are getting hurt! At this point, everyone should realize they need to listen to Jericho. Surely everyone knows the teachings of Jericho are so important. Who would be crazy enough not to listen? Who would be psychotic enough not to use the teachings of Jericho? Who would be maniacal enough to- IS THAT MINORU SUZUKI!? Jericho is very worried seeing the Meanest Man in the World returning here to AEW! Suzuki has a paper in his hands, but what could it be? Suzuki goes to the ring and fans get fired up. Suzuki waits, and he steps in at “KAZE NI NARE~!”

Suzuki stares Jericho down while the fans cheer him on. Suzuki looks at the FTW Championship, then he snatches Jericho’s mic. “Next week…” Suzuki holds up the paper, Keith snatches it, and Keith reads it for Jericho. This is an official order from AEW management. The Redwood AND Bad Apple are banned from ringside for Jericho VS Suzuki, an FTW Championship match! Suzuki then HEADBUTTS Jericho down! Bill goes to help Jericho and Keith backs up. Suzuki grins and waves, “Bye, guys~!” Jericho looks to be fearing for his life now that he knows there is someone crazy enough to ignore his teachings. Will the King of Pancrase cut down The Learning Tree?

 

The Elite speak.

Nicholas asks Matthew and Okada if they heard all that. The Elite heard what The Acclaimed, Mark Briscoe and Swerve Strickland had to say, and it is ridiculous! What pisses them off even more is that The Acclaimed think they’re just gonna become two-time AEW Tag Team Champions. Not on their watch! Matt says what those guys need is a reminder about just who the hecc they are! This is THE Elite, the greatest team in AEW. And after next week, they’ll have all the gold and all the power! Nick points out it won’t be all the gold. Swerve is still AEW World Champion. Well, Matt says after what they do to Swerve, that title might just end up vacated.

Because see, they’re dealing with the most dangerous people in the business. They’re going up against The Young Bucks, the greatest tag team ever. They’re dealing with the Continental Champion, The Rainmaker, Kazuchika Okada. They’re dealing with the unpredictable Scapegoat, the TNT Champion, Jack Perry. And Matt’s favorite part: making his return to The Elite, Hangman Adam Page! And oh, in steps the TBS Champion, Mercedes Mone! The CEO says hi to the EVPs, and she thanks them for banning Britt Baker from even being backstage tonight so that she can’t ruin Dynamite 250 for them.

Matt says let’s just say there’s no drama coming from The DMD to the CEO, via the EVPs. Okada whispers something to Matt and Matt asks if Mone will do the dance for them. Oh, her CEO shuffle? Of course! C E O! C E O! Ok, got to go~! Mone heads out, Okada wipes himself down. He claims it’s just really hot back here. Matt & Nick say okay, sure. But will The CEO still be golden like The Elite? Or will she end up the Native Beast’s next meal?

 

AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Nyla Rose!

Well, as we just heard, there will be no Britt Baker anywhere tonight because that is how bad she got under The CEO’s skin. Mone even made sure this Open Challenge would not allow Britt to answer it, so in steps a different former AEW Women’s World Champion. Will Mone find there are threats all over the AEW roster? Or will she still be making that double champion type bank?

The introductions are made, the teal title is raised, and we see who is truly the Face of TBS!

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally and duel, the two tie up, and Mone tries but she can’t push Nyla back at all! Nyla puts Mone in a corner, Mone goes up the ropes, but the ref counts. Nyla lets off but Mone scuffs her. Nyla is annoyed, but she mocks Mone’s dance. Nyla runs up, Mone leaps over, but then Nyla runs up again. Mone gets around, waistlocks, but Nyla THROWS her away! The fans rally, Nyla storms up but Mone drop toeholds her onto ropes! Mone CLUBS and stomps away on Nyla. Mone drags Nyla up to stomp into a corner, but the ref counts. Mone digs her boots in, but lets off at 4.

Mone backs off to then storm back up and drag Nyla up. Mone talks trash, but Nyla reels her in! Nyla suplexes, and she holds Mone up, does a squat or two, but Mone slips free! Mone CLUBS Nyla, runs, but Nyla scoops her! Nyla stops the tilt-o-whirl, and shouts, “Have you lost your mind?!” Nyla suplexes to hang Mone out to dry! Nyla KNEES Mone, goes to the corner and climbs, and the fans fire up for the GUILLOTINE KNEE DROP! Nyla drags Money to the cover, TWO!! Mone survives and Nyla is frustrated, but Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Nyla drags Mone up, ELBOWS her down, then she drags Mone into a backbreaker rack across her knee! Mone endures, even as Nyla pushes her down! Mone fights free with kicks, then fires forearms. Nyla ROCKS Mone right back! Nyla then torture racks Mone to thrash her around! Mone endures, slips down, but Nyla blocks the arm-drag! Nyla whips Mone into the corner, then runs in, only for Mone to move! Nyla POSTS herself, then Mone goes to the apron. Mone BOOTS Nyla into the post! Nyla falls back, Mone soaks up the cheers and jeers, then she sits Nyla down. METEORA! Mone drags Nyla to a cover, TWO!

Mone is upset so she rains down fists! The ref reprimands, Mone lets off to swagger around. Mone stalks Nyla, stomps her around, then bumps her off buckles. Mone stands Nyla up for forearm after forearm, then she climbs up to rain down fists! Mone goes to nine, soaks up the cheers and jeers, but Nyla brings Mone off the corner! Mone RANAS Nyla away, hurries to run, and she METEORAS again! Cover, TWO! Mone is frustrated but Nyla’s a former champion for a reason. Mone drags Nyla up, and clamps on with a COBRA TWIST! Nyla endures, even as Mone puts on the pressure. Mone ELBOWS Nyla in the ribs, but Nyla powers out with a hip toss!

Mone stands, blocks a boot and KNEES Nyla back. Mone runs, slips around, and has a SLEEPER! Dynamite 250 returns to single picture while Nyla starts to fade! The fans rally, Nyla fights up, and she swings Mone around into a facelock! Nyla snap suplexes Money away! The fans fire up while Mone flounders to a corner. Nyla snarls, rises up, and runs in to back body block! And then LARIAT! Mone staggers back up, Nyla runs in at the corner and SPLASHES! Mone sits down, Nyla fires up and Little Rock is with her! CANNONBALL! Nyla drags Mone to a cover, TWO!! Mone survives, showing why she’s been champion all over the world.

Nyla snarls, and she goes up the corner. Mone stands to kick the leg! Nyla falls, Mone goes up and up to VADER BOMB! Nyla sputters, Mone gets moving, BOOT WASH! Mone pushes Nyla, goes up the corner, and she METEORAS again! Cover, TWO!! Nyla survives and Mone can’t believe it! Mone drags Nyla up, turns her, but Nyla’s too big to Gory Especial! Nyla RAMS Mone into the corner, the fans duel, but Nyla puts Mone up top. Nyla then climbs up to have Mone’s arm. But Mone fires elbows on Nyla! Mone adjusts position, and SUPER BULLDOGS! Mone then brings out a glove, all to mock Britt!

Mone puts on her glove, spells out “C! E! O!” RINGS OF SATURN, and then the LOCKJAW!! Nyla BITES Mone’s fingers!! That’s what Mone gets! But then DRIBBLES Nyla’s face off the mat, and puts on the STATEMENT MAKER! Nyla taps, Mone wins!

Winner: Mercedes Mone, by submission (still AEW TBS Champion)

Mone may not be able to do it like The DMD, but she still wins out and holds up both belts. Mone then spots a fan with a sign, “DMD > CEO,” and she snatches that sign! Mone RIPS the sign up, and the fan wearing the Sting mask is upset. That fan pie faces Mone!? Because surprise! It’s BRITT BAKER!! The DMD suck into the show and The CEO is running for her life!! Security surrounds Mone to shield her from Britt! The guards then swarm Britt, and Mone is safe, for now. Will Britt have her Wembley Stadium moment with Mone whether Mone likes it or not?

 

Jack Perry speaks.

The Scapegoat flips a coin, then tells Darby Allin, “You wanted to get my attention? Well, you’ve got it now. All you had to do was ask. Did you really have to go and hurt Brandon Cutler? Maybe what I mean to say is, do you think I give a s*it about Brandon Cutler?” He is standing OVER Brandon! And then THROWS him through a door! Jack SMACKS Brandon off a boiler, then tells Darby to come find Jack tonight. Then Jack will show Darby what real sacrifice looks like. Will The Relentless One get that fight with the TNT Champion after all?

 

Toni Storm is here!

The Leading Lady is back so soon after how brutally Mariah May betrayed her? Wait, no… That’s Mariah May taking her cosplay to a new level. The understudy is now portraying the part of AEW Women’s World Champion as she menacingly makes her way down to the ring. The fans boo the protege for how she did Toni Storm dirty, but Mariah grabs a mic for herself. The fans chant for Toni but Mariah sighs. “Let’s be honest. You all saw it coming. Everybody saw it coming, except Toni Storm.” The fans boo but Mariah says that woman is so desperate for the spotlight, she didn’t realize she was giving it all away.

“The question shouldn’t be ‘why,’ the question should be, ‘Mariah, what took you so long?’ Honestly, I didn’t think it would last this long either. But it was so… easy! And I was having so much fun stringing her along, I just wanted to see how far it would go. But then, I saw Wembley. And I thought, ‘Why take the old horse out back when I can kill it in front of as many people as possible?” The fans boo more but Mariah says she’s been Toni Storm, and now she can be so much more! Fans chant “We Want Toni!” and Mariah smirks. Mariah tells Toni not to worry, she still loves her. In fact, she’s never loved her more than when Toni was on her knees, screaming and crying Mariah’s name. “That was your greatest performance.”

As for Mariah’s greatest performance, that will be at All In! The fans boo more but Mariah says now, AEW is All About Mariah! Mariah then lies back on the mat to revel in it just like Toni would. But will Toni make sure Mariah suffers far worse than what she gave Toni?

 

AEW shares post show footage from Collision.

The Bang Bang Gang returned backstage but they’re asked about being stripped of the Unified World Trios Championships. Juice said hold on, they ain’t been stripped of nothing. Whoever wants these belts will have to pry them out of their cold, dead hands! But then Christopher Daniels and a couple refs appear backstage, and the Fallen Angel knows it isn’t the most popular decision, nor is it fair to the champs, but that’s the rules of AEW. Austin says he isn’t taking these belts! Daniels says it’s either that or they’re suspended and they don’t get a chance to fight for them against The Patriarchy.

Colten says fine, take ’em. Take all nine belts! Daniels gathers them up and Austin tells Christian Cage that they are not scared of a guy with a daddy fetish, some TikTok kid, a stepmom straight outta Brazzers, and a giant lizard! Juice says what will happen is The Collision Cowboys come home, and they come home with their little hardware homies! And if you’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP! Will Rock Hard Robinson, Fully Cocked Colten, and… Austin make sure Captain Charisma and his “sons” never touch the gold? Or can no one stop The Patriarchy from taking over AEW?

 

Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Kazuchika Okada!

It is a Champion VS Champion showdown to close this milestone episode, but no titles are on the line. However, Blood & Guts is just next week, and each side is looking for momentum. Will Little Rock belong to Swerve’s House? Or will The Rainmaker prove he’s the top champion in AEW?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally for “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The two tie up, Okada headlocks for the takeover but Swerve headscissors. Okada kips free, roles reverse, but then Okada headscissors. Swerve kips free, blocks the takeover this time, and he brings Okada up to power out. Okada avoids the hurdle, BOOTS back, then runs. Swerve rolls to trip Okada, then runs. Okada avoids the House Call, waistlocks then ripcords, but Swerve ducks the lariat! Swerve half nelsons but Okada fights out! Swerve arm-drags, Okada headscissors, Swerve kips up, and fans fire up for the stare down!

Swerve grins but Okada brushes things off. The two reset, knuckle lock, and Okada kicks low! Okada CLUBS Swerve, ROCKS him with a forearm, then scoops. Swerve slips free, Okada runs up, but Swerve goes up and over to roll Okada up. Okada rolls through but Swerve EDDY GORDO RANAS! The fans fire up, Swerve runs to UPPERCUT Okada! Swerve snapmares Okada, goes up and FALLING UPPERCUTS! Swerve hits the Griddy and fans cheer! Swerve even mocks the Rainmaker pose! Okada sits up and glares at Swerve. Swerve eggs Okada on, so Okada ROCKS him! Swerve ROCKS Okada back!

The forearms go back and forth, then they pick up speed! Okada dares Swerve to hit him, so Swerve kicks low! Swerve whips, Okada reverses to then FLAPJACK! Swerve tumbles out of the ring but Okada pursues. Okada runs up to kick and DDT to the floor! Swerve writhes and Okada just watches him while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ring count climbs, but Okada drags Swerve up. Okada brings Swerve over, SMACKS him off steps, and he stalks Swerve around the way. Okada SMACKS Swerve off the steps again! Okada refreshes the count, then pursues Swerve. Swerve rolls into the ring but Okada drags him out. Okada RAMS Swerve into the barriers! The fans are torn but Okada just goes back into the ring. Swerve rolls in, Okada drags him up, but Swerve fires body shots! Swerve shoves Okada, fireman’s carries, but Okada fights free to go for an arm! Then he hits a NECKBREAKER! Okada watches Swerve flounder away, then storms up on him.

Okada brings Swerve up but Swerve pushes him into a corner. Okada CLUBS Swerve down, whips corner to corner hard, and Swerve falls to his knees. Okada runs in to ELBOW Swerve, and Swerve falls again. Okada rests against ropes, taking Swerve a little lightly here, but he goes back over. Okada brings Swerve up to ROCK him, then UPPERCUT him! Swerve goes to a corner, but he fires forearms in return! Okada eggs Swerve on, so Swerve fires more shots! Okada UPPERCUTS Swerve again! Swerve drops to his knees, and Okada kicks him. Okada eggs Swerve on, the fans rally up, and Okada scuffs Swerve.

Swerve SLAPS Okada! Swerve fires forearms but Okada doesn’t budge! Okada eggs Swerve on, Dynamite 250 returns to single picture, and Swerve throws more forearms! Okada roars, runs up, but Swerve ducks to then RISING HEADBUTT! Both men wobble, Swerve shakes that off to storm back up on Okada. Swerve whips, Okada reverses, but Swerve BOOTS Okada! Swerve goes up but Okada DROPKICKS him down! Swerve ends up on the apron, Nana coaches him up and the fans rally. Swerve rises, drags himself up, but Okada storms out after him. Okada scoops Swerve but Swerve holds ropes to stop the driver!

Swerve CLUBS Okada, is free, and he fireman’s carries! Okada flails free, swings, but Swerve HOTSHOTS Okada away! Swerve then slingshots in, somersaults and COMPLETE SHOTS! Gator roll to the deadlift and BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Okada survives that and Swerve grows frustrated. Swerve shakes out his arms, then goes to a corner. Okada sits up in a daze but Swerve goes up. Okada hurries to anchor Swerve! Okada brings Swerve down to CLAW his face! The ref reprimands, Okada lets off, but then Okada brings Swerve out in the Alabama Lift! REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!

Okada pretends to be upset but then he’s stone faced as he drags Swerve up. Okada scoops and SLAMS Swerve, then he climbs the corner. Nana warns Swerve, but the MACHO ELBOW still hits! Okada rises, the fans boo, and Okada Rainmaker MIDDLE FINGERS! But Swerve victory rolls him! TWO!! Okada runs up and stops the discus, to DISCUS miss as Swerve goes Matrix! Swerve kips up to mule kick, CLUB, BOOT, and- DROPKICK from Okada! The fans fire up while both men are down! The ref starts a standing count and the fans rally up. Both men sit up at 5 of 10, and Okada flounders to a corner.

Swerve runs up, blocks a boot and CLUBS the leg! Okada tries again but Swerve slips around to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Then right into a powerbomb to POWERSLAM! Swerve hurries up the corner, takes aim, KILL- NO, Okada dodges! Okada scoops and TOMBSTONE!! Okada roars because he’s not done! He drags Swerve up, ripcords, RAIN- JUMPING STOMPS!! The fans are thunderous and Swerve aims from a corner! “Whose House?” THE BUCKS ATTACK SWERVE!

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by disqualification

The fans boo but The Elite doesn’t care about the win anymore, because they’re looking to hurt Swerve! But wait, here comes The Acclaimed! they brawl with The Bucks! But then Jack Perry shows up to CLOBBER Caster! But then here comes Mark Briscoe! Chicken DECKS Matt, DECKS Jack, and DECKS Nick! Team AEW stands tall together, but Jack comes back for more! Jack whips Briscoe, but he dodges Jack to DIVE onto the Bucks! The fans fire up as Mark goes back for Jack, only to end up in the DRAPING DDT! The Scapegoat fancies himself a Viper, does he? But then HOUSE CALL for Jack Perry!

The AEW World Champion stands tall and Little Rock is thunderous! But then, here comes The Black Hat. Swerve turns around to glare at Hangman as he storms down, glaring at Swerve! The fans are thunderous again, but then Okada trips Swerve up! Okada drags Swerve out, but then Bowens does the same to Hangman! The brawl is going all over the ringside area but it is still 5v4 in favor of The Elite! Security rushes out here to stop this, and The Elite uses the security as their shields! BUT WAIT! Darby Allin is here!! Jack did call him out, so here he comes! Jack looks around, where could he be?

Wait! LOOK UP! Darby drops in from the rafters just like The Icon, Sting! And so now we have 5v5!! The brawl is on again and Little Rock is losing their minds! Security and refs hurry in to stop this, but the security gets thrown aside! Jack is after Darby, Mark helps Darby against him, but then Mark has to fight off Nick! Darby dribbles Jack off the floor! Jack RAMS Darby into railing, Mark returns to help Darby! Security finally separates the factions, which is just fine by The Bucks! But will nothing stop Team AEW from destroying this corrupt Elite once and for all?


My Thoughts:

Now this was an awesome episode of Dynamite. They only advertised three matches, and it turns out that’s all we needed. Ospreay VS MJF was made the opener so they could just go off and give us almost an hour of their best stuff. It kinda makes some PPV matches feel lesser now, but hey, a match of the year candidate is still a match of the year candidate, no matter if it’s TV or PPV. MJF winning out surprised me, but he did cheat so that protects Ospreay. I was hoping for Ospreay VS Pac at All In, but I suppose “The Scumbag VS The Bastard” makes for some fun build. And with how much MJF was taunting Garcia, this has to mean Garcia shows up at All In to go after MJF.

TV Time with Jericho was properly short because we can’t actually drag the show to a screeching halt after how awesome Ospreay VS MJF was. As Jericho started listing qualities like “crazy” and “maniacal,” I just felt Suzuki showing up. Suzuki getting his FTW Championship match with Jericho next week is great, but I’m still thinking Jericho retains. Now, while Keith & Bill are banned from ringside, nothing is stopping Hook from showing up. Hook could go after Jericho after he retains, and that sets up Jericho VS Hook for All In. Which would be interesting because that makes it back to back All In shows for Hook and this FTW Championship.

Good promo from The Bang Bang Gang with Daniels, but like, so filler. Who needed to see them hand over the belts? Or rather, why couldn’t they have figured out to do that during Collision? Very good promo from Mariah May where she completes her transformation into Toni Storm’s replacement. She even phrased it “All About Mariah” to nod how this has been All About Eve the movie, in wrestling form. The fans kept going “What?” just cuz she was taking things slowly, which is rude, but I do feel she could’ve been faster about it. She was definitely going for something with her pacing, but maybe she was also just filling for a little more time. Toni will surely have a response next week or something, though.

Very good promo from Acclaimed with Mark Briscoe and Swerve to establish the Acclaimed joining Team AEW, and very good response promo from The Elite to call them out on it. Though, what a weird detail for Okada to be a Mone simp. He’s married for crying out loud! But that aside, Mone is still tangentially a part of The Elite, and she had a very good match with Nyla tonight. Mone of course found the way to win, but I do appreciate Britt gives us a Sting shoutout by wearing the Sting mask before revealing she was here. Mone running scared was pretty funny, and yeah duh, this match is happening at All In.

In relation, very good promo from Jack Perry, even if poor Brandon had to get beat up again. Jack calling Darby out was good foreshadowing for Darby’s own Sting tribute, and I figured last week that Darby Allin was going to be Team AEW for Blood & Guts. Great main event from Swerve VS Okada that The Bucks of course had to “ruin” to save Okada from a legit loss. At the same time, this keeps either champion from owing the other a title match so close to All In. Great brawl to give us the full 5v5, Blood & Guts is going to be some wild stuff, and it can definitely go either with so many champions involved this time. However, as Mark Briscoe is the only one whose rivalry is NOT in Blood & Guts, he probably takes the loss for Team AEW.

My Score: 9.1/10


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