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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (7/1/23)

MJF is on a Collision!

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The AEW World Champion is actually wrestling!

While the Men’s Owen Hart Cup finishes its opening round, Maxwell Jacob Friedman is actually wrestling on television, for the first time on Collision!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • MJF VS Kip Morst; MJF wins.
  • AEW World Championship: MJF VS Ethan Page; MJF wins and retains the title.
  • Men’s Owen Hart Cup Opening Round: Powerhouse Hobbs w/ QTV VS Dustin Rhodes; Hobbs wins and advances to the next round.
  • Miro VS Anthony Henry; Miro wins.
  • Men’s Owen Hart Cup Opening Round: Ricky Starks VS Juice Robinson; Starks wins and advances to the next round.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Kris Statlander VS Lady Frost; Kris wins and retains the title.
  • Men’s Owen Hart Cup Opening Round: Samoa Joe VS Roderick Strong; Joe wins and advances to the next round.

PLAY BY PLAY

The Men’s Owen Hart Cup entrants speak.

Powerhouse Hobbs says tonight on Collision, the Book of Hobbs says it is the end for The Natural! But Dustin Rhodes says there are two things Hobbs doesn’t have: experience, and grit. Dustin vows to win the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament for Owen! Roderick Strong says that tonight, he and Samoa Joe go 1v1 for the first time in SEVENTEEN YEARS, and beating Joe will lead Strong to win the whole thing. Joe says that Strong will be found wanting while Joe becomes the 2023 King of Harts. Who joins CM Punk in the semifinals?

 

MJF VS Kip Morst!

Maxwell Jacob Friedman is still AEW World Champion after he trumped The Ace of NJPW. And here, on Canada Day, he is all star-spangled as he makes his Collision wrestling debut. Will MJF make everyone salute the stars ‘n’ stripes with a win here tonight? Or will Hamilton’s own be leading the crowd in singing O Canada?

OH NO, MJF goes right after Morst! He stomps away, the ref backs him off, and then the bell rings. MJF drags Morst up to put Morst through ropes, slashes his throat, HEATSEEKER! Cover, MJF lets off?! MJF is messing with Hamilton and Morst now. He drags Morst into a LEBELL LOCK! Morst manages to tap, MJF wins!

Winner: MJF, by submission

MJF sends a message to Bryan Danielson, who is out with injury, then TOSSES Morst out! MJF gets the mic, has them cut his music, and he says that he knows the “stupid crooked Canadians are very, very, very unintelligent, but when the world champion’s holding the microphone, you keep your hillbilly white trash mouths shut.” Fans boo more but MJF continues to say, “You think I wanna be here? I was supposed to have a day off today! But instead, I had to come to crappy ass Hamilton! Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is filled with the dumbest, most worthless pieces of trash I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Fans boo more but MJF says in fact, he is so positive that he could beat ANYONE who is from Hamilton, and he’ll even put the title on the line! Fans cheer, and here comes big bad Bonecrusher Steve Brown! Fans cheer but MJF tells “Fat boy” that go ahead, come and get it. But then ETHAN PAGE walks out! Ethan tells Brown that it’s okay, he’s got this. Ethan gets a mic now and MJF isn’t sure what to make of former Firm member. He knows Ethan is not on his- ETHAN SLAPS THE MIC AWAY! Fans fire up as Ethan says they’re not doing this crap. Not tonight in Hamilton!

The crazy thing is, MJF was about to say Ethan is not on his level? Really? You have no clue what Ethan’s capable of. Everyone who does know, don’t seem to give a crap! So let Ethan remind everyone the cloth that he is cut from! Fans fire up for that, and Ethan says his father moved from Macedonia to right here, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and was lucky enough to get a job at the National Steel Corps! And y’know what everyone told Papa Page? They told him, “Be happy, make the money you’re making and enjoy the position you have, because this is all you can do.” Y’know what Ethan’s dad showed him? Not to listen to the lazy, spoon-fed “chosen!”

Y’know what MJF is not? MJF is not Ethan’s father, a man who became the president of multiple companies and showed Ethan the way! So you wanna say Ethan’s not on MJF’s level? He’s not! Because he’s not a “bare minimum b*tch!!” Fans fire up for that! MJF tells Ethan to watch himself, but then the ref walks back in. MJF put up the challenge, is he going to honor it? Ethan says MJF can walk around with the belt all he wants, he is #NotMyWorldChampion! When it comes to AEW needing someone to do something, they don’t call MJF. They call Ethan Page! Ethan’s always here for the fans, for the company, and for those three letters, A E W!!

And when the company asks Ethan on last minute notice to promote this tour, Ethan said yes. He told his kids he isn’t coming home, and his wife asked, “Whenever is this company gonna pay you back for all the extra sh*t you do?” And he told his wife, “In due time.” Max, NOW’S that time!! MJF might be AEW champion, but Ethan champions AEW!! Maybe MJF should be a man for once and do something for the company by doing what he said. Anyone from Hamilton, right? Let’s do it right here, right now, against Ethan! MJF is angry, but he says fine! The title is handed to the ref, will MJF be getting it back?

AEW World Championship: MJF VS Ethan Page!

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and Hamilton could be a place of history!

The bell rings, fans fire up for All Ego, but MJF runs in! Ethan dodges to fire off stomps! The ref counts, but fans are loving this! Ethan lets off and fans are thunderous! Ethan drags MJF up, reels him in, Canadian Rack! But MJF fights free and CHOP BLOCKS a leg! MJF stomps that leg, the fans boo but MJF DDTs the foot! And again! And again! Ethan writhes but MJF soaks up the heat with a salute. MJF storms back over to Ethan and stomps the foot! Fans chant “YOU SUCK!” at MJF but MJF drops an elbow onto the toehold. Ethan endures, MJF digs knuckles into the knee, but fans rally up.

Ethan CLUBS MJF and throws hands. MJF lets go, Ethan hobbles up, and Ethan JAWBREAKERS! MJF goes to a corner, but he uses the ref as a shield! Fans boo and MJF gets a kick to Ethan’s leg in. Ethan comes back, MJF pops him up, Ethan does a headstand but MJF SUPERKICKS him! And then ALABAMA SLAMS him! And then has a leg for a HALF CRAB! MJF sits deep on the hold but Ethan endures. Ethan crawls, fans rally, but MJF drags Ethan back! Ethan powers up, fights forward again, but MJF drags him away! Fans boo as MJF sits even deeper! MJF wants Ethan to give up but Ethan refuses!

Ethan crawls forward again, claws his way, but MJF drags Ethan back again! But Ethan turns over, throws hands on MJF, but MJF just turns back over! HALF CRAB!! Ethan endures, goes to the side now, and fans fire up as Ethan gets the ROPEBREAK! MJF lets go in frustration, and has to rest his own back and legs from holding on that long. Ethan shakes out the bad leg and fans rally up. MJF storms over to Ethan as Collision goes picture in picture.

MJF tells the ref to watch himself, and he brings Ethan through the ropes. MJF slashes his throat, HEAT- NO, Ethan dumps MJF out! MJF stands, Ethan FLYING SHOULDER TACKLES from the apron! Ethan hobbles, gets in the ring, and he builds speed? But not enough, and MJF CHOP BLOCKS the knee! MJF soaks up the heat again, and he stomps Ethan’s bad leg! MJF smirks as fans chant at him, and he stalks Ethan to a corner. MJF brings Ethan up to put through ropes again, and he CHOKES Ethan! The ref counts, MJF lets off, and then MJF brings Ethan back up to CHOKE him again!

The ref counts, MJF lets off at 4, and he grins as he paces around. MJF goes back to Ethan again, drags him up and CLAWS his back! MJF kicks the bad leg, brings Ethan through ropes again, and slashes his throat. HEAT- NO, Ethan throws MJF away! MJF lands on his knees now and Collision returns to single picture. Ethan steps in to CUTTER! Fans fire up as both men are down! Ethan shakes the bad leg out, fans rally behind him, and he drags himself up with the ropes. Ethan counter punches MJF again and again and again! Ethan whips, MJF reverses to kick the leg! MJF runs, but Ethan CLOBBERS him!

Ethan rallies on MJF, and manages a RANA! And a BOOT! Fans fire up more and Ethan storms up to ROCK MJF! Ethan puts MJF up top, ICONOCLASM! And a ripcord POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! MJF survives perhaps because of Ethan’s bad leg. Ethan stands, slashes his throat, and fans fire up again. Ethan drags MJF up, reels him in, Canadian Rack! MJF slips free, but Ethan avoids the chop block to kick and TWIST OF FATE!! He’s learning from Matt Hardy! Ethan drags himself to the corner, blows a kiss to his family at ringside, and then wobbles on one good leg. But MJF trips Ethan up!

Fans boo but MJF climbs up after Ethan. Ethan throws body shots! Ethan HEADBUTTS MJF, then adjusts his position. Ethan scoops MJF for a SUPER POWERSLAM!! But the knee hurts too much, Ethan can’t make the cover! Ethan crawls over, covers, ROPEBREAK!! MJF survives by a literal foot! Ethan stands, fans fire up again, and he drags MJF up. Ethan reels MJF in, Canadian Racks, but the leg gives out! Ethan and MJF are both down again, and Ethan is almost in tears from pain and frustration. MJF is at the ropes, he wants mercy, but he YANKS Ethan out! Ethan gest up, MJF runs in and blocks the kick, to DRAPING DRAGON SCREW!!

MJF drags Ethan through the ropes, HEATSEEKER!! Cover, MJF wins!

Winner: MJF, by pinfall (still AEW World Champion)

MJF grins as he survives his own gamble. Is there still no one on the level of the Devil?

 

Men’s Owen Hart Cup Opening Round: Powerhouse Hobbs w/ QTV VS Dustin Rhodes!

The Book of Hobbs is writing the next chapter, and if Hobbs gets his way, it will end with Hobbs taking the King of Harts belt. But will the Natural have a different ending in mind? Or will this end up being Dustin’s last chapter instead?

The bell rings and Hobbs circles with Dustin. They tie up, Hobbs powers Dustin to a corner but the ref counts. Hobbs lets off slowly, then shoves Dustin. Dustin SLAPS Hobbs! They tie up again, Dustin headlocks, but Hobbs powers up. Dustin holds on tight, grinds the hold, but Hobbs throws body shots. Hobbs powers out, RAMS Dustin, but neither man falls. Hobbs eggs Dustin on so Dustin runs, but then ducks ‘n’ dodges to FLYING SHOULDER! Cover, ONE!! Hobbs gets up and ROCKS Dustin! Dustin goes to a corner, Hobbs throws body shots, and then haymakers. The ref counts, Hobbs lets off at 4, and QT taunts Dustin.

Fans boo QT but Hobbs brings Dustin up to bump him off buckles. Hobbs stomps and throws hands, but lets off as the ref counts. Hobbs soaks up the heat, and he goes after Dustin again. But Dustin turns it around to haymaker, CHOP, UPPERCUT, repeat! Dustin whips, Hobbs reverses but Hobbs runs into a BOOT! Dustin goes up but Hobbs ROCKS him! Hobbs trophy lifts Dustin off the corner, but Dustin slips free! Dustin shoves, dodges, but QT trips him up! Fans boo QT but Hobbs CLOBBERS Dustin! Dustin bails out, QT defends his innocence, but Hobbs goes out to fetch Dustin. Hobbs dribbles Dustin off the apron!

The ref reprimands, Hobbs lets off and slides into the ring. QT POSTS Dustin behind the ref’s back! Fans boo again but QT gets away with it again. Hobbs goes out to fetch Dustin, and Dustin has been busted open! Hobbs rains down fists as Collision goes picture in picture.

Hobbs wipes off Dustin’s blood to then drag him up. Hobbs puts Dustin in, looms over him, then rains down more fists! Hobbs is working to give Dustin a face covered in red, but he lets off to soak up the heat. Dustin goes to ropes, and Hobbs CHOKES him! The ref counts, Hobbs lets off, and QT taunts Dustin. Dustin kicks Hobbs but Hobbs fires off hands in the corner! The ref counts, Hobbs lets off, and Hobbs tells the fans to shut it. Hobbs CHOKES Dustin again, but lets off as the ref counts. Dustin is getting bloodier but he sputters up to his feet as Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Hobbs CLOBBERS Dustin! Hobbs hurries to cover, TWO! Dustin is toughing it out, but Hobbs keeps focus. Hobbs brings Dustin up, pie faces him around, but Dustin ROCKS Hobbs with haymakers! Fans fire up as Dustin whips, but Hobbs reverses. Dustin LARIATS! And again! Dustin kicks low, drops, RHODES UPPERCUT! Hobbs goes to a corner and fans fire up. Dustin runs in to clothesline, then whip corner to corner. Dustin POWER- NO, Hobbs blocks the slam to scoop Dustin! But Dustin slips free, dragon sleeper! CROSS RHODES!! Fans fire up as Dustin adds on, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?!?

Dustin is shocked but Hobbs survives! Hobbs is still dazed but he’s still got power. Dustin scowls as he brings Hobbs back up. But Hobbs RAMS him into a corner! And again! And again! Hobbs whips corner to corner, Dustin bounces off buckles, and Hobbs whips him the other way. But Dustin kicks low, hops on, CODE RED!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Hobbs survives again, perhaps showing he does have grit! Dustin pounds the mat, waits on Hobbs to get up, but QT gets on the apron! Dustin DECKS him! But Hobbs SPLASHES Dustin! Whip and SPLASH in the other corner! Hobbs whips again, SPINEBUSTER!! Cover, ONE?!?!?

Hobbs is shocked! Dustin is fuming from behind his crimson mask and the fans are thunderous! Hobbs is furious, he brings the straps down, and he brings Dustin up again. Fireman’s carry, but Dustin fights free! But then Hobbs shoves Dustin away, Dustin dodges, POWERSLAM!!! Cover, TWO!! Hobbs is still in this but QT and Harley are worried. Dustin snarls and grits his teeth as he stands back up. Dustin drags Hobbs by a leg, steps through, but Hobbs kicks him away! Dustin ends up on ropes, Harley distracts, HAYMAKER from QT! SPINEBUSTER from Hobbs!! Hobbs wins!

Winner: Powerhouse Hobbs, by pinfall (advances to the next round)

QTV makes good on their partnership with Hobbs, he’s moving on to the semifinals! Will QTV also be critical to Hobbs becoming the King of Harts?

 

Miro VS Anthony Henry!

Last we heard from The Redeemer, he didn’t care if he was redeemed or not, because he is doing things his way, for himself, and nothing will stop him! Will Miro crush all competition until he is a champion again? Or will the Saint of Augusta show him that is not the way?

The bell rings, the two circle, and fans rally up. Miro and Henry put up their dukes and tie up. Miro powers Henry back, fires off hands and stomps away! The ref counts, Miro lets off and fans fire up. Miro drags Henry up to whip him hard into the corner, then OVERHEAD SUPLEX on the rebound! Henry goes to ropes, but Miro drags him up to suplex high and hard! Fans fire up while Miro paces around. Miro drags Henry up to GUT WRENCH SUPLEX! Miro revels in the cheers, and he stalks Henry to the apron. Miro drags Henry up to have him against the ropes! BEATS OF THE WAR DRUM! And he goes all the way to TEN!

Fans cheer the shoutout to Sheamy, and Miro suplexes Henry back into the ring! Henry flounders, Miro runs in at the corner, but into a BOOT! Miro just gets mad! Henry BOOTS again, goes up the corner, and FLYING DOUBLE STOMPS! Miro snarls, reels Henry in, but Henry slips out of the back suplex! Henry fires off a strike fest but Miro shoves him down. Henry dropkicks the leg out, then ENZIGURIS! Henry fires forearms, roars, runs, but into a SPLASH! Miro then hits a SWINGING SIDE SLAM! Fans fire up with Miro and he stomps around. Henry stands, Miro MACHKA KICKS him down!

Miro powers up and the fans fire up with him! Miro shouts for it, and he clamps on the GAME OVER!! Henry TAPS, Miro wins!

Winner: Miro, by submission

This wasn’t quite David VS Goliath, mostly because Goliath won this time! Will Miro be the only one he needs to be back on top?

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

He welcomes out Bullet Club Gold! Jay White, Juice Robinson, and the newest members, Austin & Colten Gunn! The Bang Bang Gang makes their way out, and Switchblade says hold on, where are they? Here they come! Austin & Colten have the shirts on and everyone throws up the gun fingers. They continue on down towards the ring, Juice gives the Owen Hart Cup trophy a good shining, and then they all get in the ring with Schiavone. He knows they’re all celebrating after last week’s win, and the new members, “ASS~ BOYS~!” But what is next for BCG in AEW?

White tells fans to hush first. He doesn’t like the energy here, or Schiavone’s energy. It’s too low! BCG has a couple of new members! The Bang Bang Gang is at full four-ce! King Switch, Rock Hard, and now the “Golden Gunns!” You like that? How about #TopShelfGunns? Schiavone is jelly, huh? This is the golden era of Bullet Club, and that continues tonight when Jay’s friend Juice absolutely wipes the floor with Ricky Starks. Austin then takes over, thanks. The real question tonight is why did the Gunns join Jay ‘n’ Juice? Well, Jay ‘n’ Juice have won multiple titles around the world. Switchblade is a NJPW Grand Slam Champion.

The fans chant “ASS~ BOYS~!” as Austin says the Juice is loose tonight! The other question is: Why would the BCG want The Gunns? Austin & Colten in their first tag match was just 16 MONTHS ago! And in that time, they’ve won the AEW World Tag Team Championships! Fans boo but Austin says they still beat all the favorites! Acclaimed, Ricky Starks, The Hardy Boys, FTR, and even CM Punk! Fans boo that but Austin says the Gunns are the future! Colten says no, they’re the present! They’re the best team in the world! Fans chant for Punk but Austin says if you’re not done with that, they’ve got too words for ya!

But not those words. It’s #GunnsUp! Schiavone does want to say that in a couple minutes, it is Juice VS Starks in the Owen Hart Cup. Now, the BCG are barred from ringside from this- WHAT?! Since when?! Is Schiavone making this choice? No, he- No, Schiavone, no, if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. White has something ot say to CM Punk! When Punik retru8ned, he had a bag of goodies. Or is it just one goody? But when you wave gold in front of White, it can be mighty, mighty tantalizing. So if that goody in the bag is gold, if that is Punk’s AEW World Heavyweight Championship…! Then White suggests you just leave that in the bag.

As for FTR, you have their attention! Dax Ax, Cash Money, or “Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear and Silly Willy Worm” as they call ’em… FTR already lost to BCG, so maybe just put those AEW World Tag Team Championships against White & Juice, and they’ll beat you again and take those from you! Then it really will be #TopGuysOut and #GunnsUp. Schiavone cues it to the back to hear from the men BCG just called out!

Backstage interview with #AbsoluteCMFTR.

Lexi Nair is with Punk, Starks, Dax & Cash. Starks is going to face Juice in just moments, a man he knows very well. Punk says to let Starks get his pump on, Punk can take it from here. Punk brings up that yes, BCG beat them last week. Congrats. But listen, you wanna know what’s in the bag? Do what MJF did: go to the shop website, buy a replica, and parade around here like you’re really champ. Punk doesn’t see White in the tournament, like Punk is and Starks is. White’s hiding behind Juice and the Gunns, acting like they’re bodyguards. Punk doesn’t need bodyguards. He has a team in FTR, who has the gold to prove it.

Cash says they’ll get to BCG but Austin & Colten are first. FTR has admitted, The Gunns are the future. But what they’ve also seen is that when it’s game 7, titles on the line, those Gunns shoot blanks. This is where the big boys play. Dax says BCG is dealing with the baddest on the school yard. And yeah, they got a win, that’s fine. But if you wanna go tonight, let’s go. Next week, let’s go. The show’s theme song says, “Saturday nights are alright for fighting.” Starks adds that the real question is, what happens now that BCG is banned from ringside? What happens to Juice when he’s all alone? Starks knows the answer and Juice doesn’t like it.

The answer is that no matter how hard Juice prays and dreams of winning, it will end up the same way when they went around the first time. Bullet Club down, Absolute Starks up! Lexi says the line for them: #TopGuysOut. Will this be an absolute certainty for Starks? Or does The Booster have some tricks up his proverbial sleeves?

 

Men’s Owen Hart Cup Opening Round: Ricky Starks VS Juice Robinson!

This isn’t really anything new for either man, but the stakes are higher than before. Who wins to be one step closer to being the 2023 King of Harts?

The bell rings and the two stare down. Fans rally for Starks, Juice points at the cup and says “You don’t think I’ve never won a tournament before? You don’t think I can do this on my own?” They tie up, Starks waistlocks but Juice wrenches out. Starks wrenches back, wristlocks, but Juice powers through to wristlock back. Starks steps in, headlocks, but Juice powers out. Starks runs Juice over, then things speed up. Juice hurdles, Starks blocks hip toss to hip toss Juice! And then Starks hits a headlock takeover! Fans rally, Juice fights up, and Juice throws body shots. Juice powers out but Starks runs him over!

Things keep moving, Juice hurdles and trips Starks up! Starks hits ropes hard and the ref checks him. Starks is still in this but Juice is on him with a rain of fists! The ref counts, Juice lets off and tells them to shut up! Juice stalks Starks, drags him from ropes, and then drops an elbow on the knee! Starks CLUBS Juice but Juice drops another elbow! And another! And another! Starks writhes, but Juice just drops another elbow! Starks endures, Juice pulls on a toehold, but Starks pushes Juice’s face. Fans rally, Starks fights around, throws elbows, and Juice lets go. Juice hurries after Starks and they both throw shots!

Starks and Juice go forearm for forearm, Starks gets the edge but Juice knees low. Juice whips, scoops, and SLAMS Starks into ropes! Starks clutches the legs while fans boo Juice. Juice storms up on Starks, brings him around and scoops again, to SLAM him into more ropes! Starks writhes, Juice wants the ref to call this, but fans boo more. Starks drags himself to ropes as Collision goes picture in picture.

Juice storms up, whips Starks corner to corner, but the bad leg gives up! Juice taunts Starks and soaks up the heat. Starks crawls his way to the other side, but Juice runs up to KICK the leg out! Starks hobbles up, but Juice KICKS the leg out again! Juice watches Starks go to a corner, then he soaks up the heat. Juice goes over to Starks, but Starks CHOPS! Juice hurries to reel Starks in and suplex! Starks writhes, Juice pushes him down and SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Juice grows annoyed and he argues the count, but the ref says it was a fair count. Juice stalks Starks then clamps on a chinlock.

Juice grinds Starks down, Starks endures, and Starks fights up. But Juice wrangles him back down! Juice taunts Starks, Starks still endures, but he is fading. The ref checks Starks, the arm drops once. The arm drops twice, but then Starks gets new life! Starks fights up, and he powers Juice back, only for Juice to send him into buckles! Juice drags Starks up as Collision returns to single picture. Juice CHOPS, JABS, repeat! Juice whips corner to corner hard and Starks hits buckles. Juice shouts “RICKY!” and clotheslines Starks down! Juice goes corner to corner and back again, CANNONBALL! Cover, TWO!!

Starks is still in this and Juice is furious! Juice looms over Starks, kicks him around, and Starks staggers up. Juice kicks him around, runs, and BOOTS! Starks stays up! Starks snarls at Juice, eggs him on, and fans fire up! Juice snarls at Starks, runs, and LARIATS! Starks still stays up! Starks wants more and the fans fire up more! Juice powers up, but kicks the bad leg! Juice then runs, but Starks manages a back drop! Starks rallies with haymakers! He DECKS Juice again and again! Starks whips, Juice reverses, but Starks LEAPING LARIATS! Fans fire up as Starks hits a TORNADO- NO, Juice stops the DDT!

Starks hobbles, but he ducks the leg lariat to standing DDT! And he kips up! Adrenaline helps Starks strike his pose and the fans fire up. Juice runs in but into a scoop! SNAKE EYES, then TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Starks is frustrated but he hurries after Juice. Juice goes to the apron, Starks drags him up, and Starks brings him through ropes. But Juice gets off the ropes to HOTSHOT Starks! Starks staggers, Juice LEG LARIATS! Cover, TWO!! Starks survives and fans rally up! Juice says he’ll end this, and he gets the legs. Juice ties them up in a TEXAS CLOVERHOLD! Starks endures and fights around!

Starks reaches out, but Juice drags him away! Juice sits deep but Starks endures! Starks fights his way forward again, ROPEBREAK! Fans fire up while Juice lets go in frustration. Starks goes to the apron, Juice storms over, and Juice brings Starks up. Juice suplexes, but Starks  slips free! Starks waistlocks, Juice switches, O’Conner, with tights! TWO!! Starks escapes and Juice is mad at the ref! Juice turns around, into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB from Starks! Cover, TWO!! Juice is still in this but Starks keeps his focus. Starks grits his teeth, fans rally behind him, and Starks drags Juice right up.

Starks underhooks but Juice drops and goes for the apron. Starks drags him in but Juice also brings the apron skirt. Starks stomps Juice, brings him up, but Juice RAMS Starks into the corner! Juice catches his breath before he brings Starks up. Juice HEADBUTTS, hoists Starks up top, and CHOPS! Starks ROCKS Juice! Juice CHOPS! Juice climbs, goes to the very top, SUPER STEIN- NO!! Starks holds the ropes! Juice crashes down, Starks stands up, and Starks leaps! Juice gets under, runs in, and SPEARS Starks! Cover, TWO!! Juice is beside himself as Starks survives! Juice drags Starks up, reels him in, but Starks gets loose!

Starks ducks ‘n’ dodges to SPEAR!! Fans fire up and Starks is all fired up! Starks gets Juice up, but Juice trips him and jackknife bridge, ONE into the sunset flip! Starks wins!!

Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall (advances to the next round)

Starks absolutely snatches this one away, but BCG rushes back out there! Starks sees them as they flank all sides of the ring, but here comes CMFTR! BCG runs away and fans boo, but it seems Starks has some Top Guys watching his back. Will Dax & Cash handle White & Juice soon enough? As for Starks, he is heading for a collision with old foe, Powerhouse Hobbs! Will Starks make it through this next chapter of the Book of Hobbs?

 

Backstage interview with Christian Cage & Luchasaurus.

Lexi Nair is with Captain Charisma and the TNT Champion, though she asks what we all want to know: Why does Christian have the belt over his shoulder? Christian says it’s because everyone saw him and his Right Hand of Destruction walk away from Collision as the new TNT Champion. And since today is Canada Day, Christian is feeling generous. But then wait, in walks Shawn Spears! What’s he looking at? He’s looking at the TNT title, and says it seems outta place. Stegosaurus, do you not see what’s going on here? Christian has Spears stop there. No more open challenges.

Right, right, that’s why Spears is here, shooting his shot. If Christian doesn’t mind, Spears wants to talk to the champ. Christian says you can’t, so what does he want? Actually, Christian shares something that’s always bothered him about Spears. And that is? Spears doesn’t seize opportunities, he’s not dangerous, and never will be. So just walk away. Spears tells Christian that the funny thing is, everyone’s capable of being dangerous. They just need to meet the right person. Spears looks at Luchasaurus as he says, “See you soon, champ.” Luchasaurus is snarling, ready for a fight, but Christian has him stand down. When and where will the Perfect 10 get his shot?

 

AEW TBS Championship: Kris Statlander VS Lady Frost!

While Captain Charisma doesn’t want Luchasaurus’ TNT title to be an open challenge belt, the Galaxy’s Greatest is more than okay doing that with her title. Will Kris still be champion? Or will her reign freeze over here in Canada?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the Summer stays hot for Statlander!

The bell rings and the two circle. Fans rally up, the two tie up, and Kris puts Frost in the corner. The ref counts, Kris lets off, and Frost comes back. They circle again, tie up, and Kris waistlocks. Frost fights the lift, switches, but Kris pries the hold open to throw Frost down. Frost gets up and fans rally up again. Kris and Frost circle, tie up, and Kris waistlocks to SLAM Frost down! Kris shifts to a facelock, gator rolls Frost around, then brings her up. Frost throws body shots, wrenches, knees low, and headlocks. Kris blocks the takeover, lifts Frost and hits a BIG back suplex! Then a kip up! Fans fire up as Kris flexes.

Frost rises slowly as Kris gets fans to cheer her on. Kris storms up on Frost, clinches, but Frost body shots! Frost runs, Kris drops and hurdles, then Frost leaps over. Frost comes back and handsprings, but Kris dodges! Kris runs Frost over! Kris drags Frost up, scoops, but Frost slips free to ROCK Kris! Frost runs, wheelbarrows, but Kris stops that to shove Frost and scoop, BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up again and Kris feeds off the energy. Kris stalks Frost and CLUBS her as Collision goes picture in picture.

Kris whips corner to corner hard and Frost flops in the corner. Kris storms up on Frost again, brings her up, and suplexes. Frost fights it, but Kris manages to keep Frost up, and SLAMS her down! Cover, TWO! Frost is hanging tough but Kris brings her up. Kris fireman’s carries, Frost throws elbows, and then sunset flips! Kris sits on it! ONE and Frost finishes the sunset, TWO! Kris ducks the buzzsaw but not the HEEL KICK! Cover, TWO! Frost grows frustration, and she brings Kris up to ROCK her! Frost whips but Kris blocks and reverses! Kris runs in but into boots! Frost runs, handsprings, and basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO!

Frost grows further frustrated but both she and Kris pound the mat. Both women glare at each other, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns, Kris dodges Frost to spin and reel her in, FISHERMAN DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Frost survives and Kris is surprised! Fans rally up and Kris thinks of what she has to do. Kris storms up again, brings Frost up and runs, but Frost avoids the knee to GERMAN SUPLEX! Frost fires up and fans rally again. Frost runs, handsprings, but Kris catches her to a shoulder! Swing and- DDT from Frost!! Kris staggers, into the SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE! Cover, TWO!! Kris survives and Frost is shocked! Fans rally, Frost drags Kris to a drop zone and she goes up the corner. Frost aims, but Kris stands.

Frost jumps over, comes back, and ducks a boot! Frost keeps moving, handspring to Alabama lift, but Kris turns it around to a lift of her own! But Frost RANAS outta the bomb! Frost runs in, but into a DISCUS LARIAT! Fans fire up with Kris and she drags Frost up, gut wrench and tuck, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER! Cover, Kris wins!

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

Mama Kris is still the Galaxy’s Greatest, and she’s moving on through the summer at breakneck pace. Will she manage to overshadow Jade Cargill’s impressive inaugural run?

 

Backstage interview with Andrade El Idolo.

Lexi Nair is with Andrade and says that since his return, he’s in a “bit of trouble” with the House of Black. Andrade stops her there to say that he is here for his mask! The House of Black stole it from him, so Andrade wants them to listen. “Show me your face, cucarachas!” Where are you!? He needs that mask!! But on the TV, Malakai says they didn’t steal anything. The House is helping Andrade cut away his past. So until then, amigo, tranquilo. Andrade is anything but relaxed as he storms off. Will Andrade make the House of Black regret toying with this ungovernable?

 

Wheeler Yuta speaks.

“Kenny, when I pinned you in the main event of Double or Nothing, when I had my crowning moment, my biggest achievement to date, I thought the war between the BCC and the Elite was over. But it’s become apparent it’s not over with a victory. We haven’t truly left our scar the way we need to. Kenny, we have to break you. We have to break you emotionally, we have to break you physically, we have to break you mentally. We’re gonna end the war at Blood & Guts. It’s gonna be a surrender, because I will have decided the war myself when I end you and The Elite.” The Decoder gets a 1v1 match with The Cleaner this Wednesday on Dynamite, will he fire the first shot in this final battle?

 

Men’s Owen Hart Cup Opening Round: Samoa Joe VS Roderick Strong!

These two haven’t gone 1v1 in seventeen YEARS! And that means for those seventeen years, the Savior of the Backbreaker still hasn’t defeated the Samoan Submission Machine. Will Strong manage something Joe says is impossible? Or will the ROH World Television Champion be the one moving on to face CM Punk?

Speaking of Punk, he makes his way back out to ringside because he’s joining commentary for this one. Punk takes a moment to admire the Owen Hart Cup trophy, and then Strong makes his entrance, followed by Joe’s. The bell rings and Joe circles with Strong. The fans sing “Joe is gonna kill~ you~” as the two tie up. Joe wrenches, wristlocks, but Strong gets up to push through and wrench back. Joe goes to ropes, the ref counts, and Strong lets go at 4. Strong and Joe circle again and fans rally. The two tie up, Strong headlocks, but Joe powers Strong to a corner. The ref counts, Strong and Joe let off slowly.

Joe swings, Strong dodges and CHOPS! Joe snarls, but Strong dodges again to CHOP! Strong forearms and CHOPS on repeat, but Joe DECKS Strong! Punk says that’s all it takes. Joe runs but Strong CALF KICKS him down! Strong stomps Joe, but then Joe dumps Strong out. Joe builds speed, but has to stop as Strong slides in! Strong then WRECKS Joe with a dropkick! Fans fire up with Strong and he drags Joe up. Strong CHOPS Joe, Joe scowls as he staggers away. Strong CHOPS Joe again, but Joe CHOPS back! They CHOP and CHOP and the ring count climbs! Joe DECKS Strong again and fans fire up!

Punk likes that, and Joe gets Strong up to put him in the ring. Fans rally behind Joe, but Strong knees him down! Strong stomps away, sits Joe up and CHOPS him! And ROCKS him! Joe goes to a corner, Strong RAMS into him! Punk says this is what people wanna see. Strong stomps Joe, but Joe CHOPS! Strong CHOPS! Joe CHOPS! Strong CHOPS! Joe DECKS Strong! Joe brings Strong around to ROCK him again! Strong BOOTS Joe back! Fans fire up and Strong wraps on a chinlock. Joe endures, fights up, and fans rally. Joe powers Strong to ropes, then powers out of the hold, but Strong KICKS back!

Strong runs but Joe CLOBBERS him! Fans rally for “JOE! JOE! JOE!” and he has Strong in a corner. joe JABS, JABS, JABS, and Strong sits down. Punk says Joe wastes no time when there’s blood in the water, so to speak. Joe CHOPS Strong, whips corner to corner but Strong reverses. Only to run into the URENAGE! Fans fire up, Joe covers, TWO, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Joe keeps his focus as he drags Strong up. Joe throws down ELBOWS, then KICKS Strong around. Strong goes to a corner, Joe brings him up, and Joe CHOPS! Strong staggers against ropes, and Joe JABS! JABS! JABS! Joe CLUBS Strong, and Strong goes to ropes. Joe snapmares, chinlocks, and neck wrenches! Strong endures, even as Joe leans all his weight on him. Strong fights the hold, gets to his feet, but Joe throws him down by his head! Joe then sits Strong up to CHOP him on the back! And KICK him in the chest! Joe runs to drop an elbow! Cover, TWO! Strong is hanging tough but Joe keeps his focus.

Joe paces around, drags Strong up, and HEADBUTTS him back down! Strong goes to ropes, kicks back, but Joe JABS him! Joe brings Strong up, JABS and CHOPS but Strong forearms and CHOPS in return! Collision returns to single picture, Strong runs to JUMP KNEE Joe down!! Cover, ONE?!? Strong is beside himself but he brings Joe up. Strong scoops but Joe fights free. Joe KNEES Strong and Punk admits, Joe is one of the toughest men in sports. Joe shoves Strong, throws JABS and CHOPS, then brings Strong around. Joe ROCKS Strong but Strong ROCKS and kicks and CHOPS and whips.

Joe reverses to atomic drop, then BOOT Strong down! SENTON! Cover, TWO! Punk won’t take anything away from Strong, but the “Colliders” wanna see Joe VS Punk. Joe drops knees on Strong, covers, ONE!! Joe keeps on Strong with a neck wrench. Fans rally, Strong endures and reaches out. Strong gets to his feet again, but Joe again throws him down by his head! Joe mockingly applauds and fans fire up again. Joe SENTONS but misses as Strong moves! Strong and Joe rise, and Strong JAWBREAKERS! Strong goes to a corner, Joe runs in and Strong BOOTS! Strong runs to LEPAING LARIAT! Joe is still up!

Strong keeps moving, another LEAPING LARIAT! Joe is still up!? Strong runs to LEAPING LARIAT! Punk wants Strong to put some stank on it, but then Joe pokes the eyes! Joe runs, but into a DROPKICK! Down goes Joe! Strong scoops but Joe fights free again. Joe runs, into the BACKBREAKER!! Strong clutches his leg, that was a bit double-edged given how big Joe is. But Strong still hits a SICK KICK!! Cover, TWO?!? Joe survives that but Strong keeps his focus. Joe goes to a corner, Strong runs in, but Joe catches him! Joe puts Strong up top, CHOPS, and tucks him in! But Strong fights free and kicks Joe away!

Strong MISSILE DROPKICKS Joe down! Cover, TWO!! Punk would love if this was a draw or something, just so they’d have to do another match. Strong runs to ROCK, CLUB, and then shoot around, OLYMPIC SLAM!! Cover, TWO!! Joe survives and Strong is frustrated. Fans rally for Strong and he gets Joe back up. Strong suplexes, but Joe wrenches out to CHOP! Joe runs, but into the JUMP KNEE! Strong wants it again, suplex but Joe suplexes first! And drops Strong into the COQUINA CLUTCH!!! Strong is caught, he’s fading out! The ref checks, Strong is DONE, Joe wins!!

Winner: Samoa Joe, by submission (advances to the next round)

Joe is still undefeated against Strong, and Punk admits the same is true in their feud. Punk says he’s in for the fight of his life, and Joe grabs a chair?! Joe wants Punk to join him, so Punk gets a chair. Security and refs rush out here, Joe backs down, having had his fun. But then Joe gets back in the ring to scoop Strong?! POWERSLAM on the chair!!! Joe sides out as Punk rushes in! Adam Cole also appears from backstage to check on his friend. Joe adds insult to injury, or perhaps just injury to injury as medics rush out to get Strong on a backboard and stretcher. Fans cheer on Strong, hoping he can recover.

Will Punk avenge Strong in the next round of the tournament? Will Cole look to get his pound of flesh regardless? Or will nothing stop the sadistic Samoa Joe from becoming King of Harts?


My Thoughts:

A great Collision here, though it oddly felt undersized in some ways. Great stuff from MJF to open, and clearly Ethan Page is turning Face through his experiences with Matt Hardy. At the same time, it was a clever use how they were in Canada, so Canadians would be cheered. Great showing from Ethan, but of course MJF retains the title. And of course Miro beat whoever he was going up against tonight, but it was rather fitting that they chose someone whose nickname had to do with saints, given Miro has “turned away from God.” Miro wants after gold, I hope he gets his shot at the top title just so he can play off of MJF’s “Devil of AEW” talk.

Good promo from Christian, Luchasaurus and Spears to set up the next TNT title feud. It is rather obnoxious for Christian to hold onto the belt when he hasn’t won it, but in a way it makes him like Paul Heyman with the belt(s) Roman Reigns owns. It honestly feels like Christian should’ve won the belt in the first place, with Luchasaurus’ help,  because then you could have Luchasaurus be the gatekeeper. That is to say, Spears would have to beat Luchasaurus to get his shot at Christian, thereby “earning” it. Pretty good TBS Championship match, Frost is getting a lot of screentime between AEW and ROH, but of course Kris retained.

Really good stuff out of the Men’s Owen Hart Cup, but I have to say, if I had a dollar for every time the Owen Hart Cup entrants said promos that were basically the same, I’d have $4. The opening stuff was barely that different from what we heard last night on Rampage or last Wednesday on Dynamite. But the matches were all great. Dustin VS Hobbs was really good, but of course QTV has to get involved, which is disappointing. Hobbs should be winning this stuff all on his own, this is just paint-by-numbers Heel faction stuff. Really good promos from Bullet Club Gold and Absolute CMFTR to lead into Starks VS Juice, and a great win from Starks. FTR VS Jay ‘n’ Juice is going to be good stuff, and whoever wins could foreshadow what team wins that Blind Tag Eliminator, i.e. Heel or Face.

Great stuff in Joe VS Strong, and Punk was decent on commentary since he was focused on just relating his experiences with both guys back in ROH. Joe winning made sense, his match with Punk is going to be awesome. But then I did not expect Joe to add onto Strong like that. Strong is perhaps being written off, which is surprising in itself, but it does add some heat on Joe VS Punk next round, and makes for even a potential Joe VS Cole down the line, depending on how things turn out in Cole’s feud with MJF and Blind Tag Eliminator. As for who wins in Joe VS Punk, it feels like Punk will. And if it were me, I’d have Punk put over whoever it is on the other side. Punk doesn’t need the Owen Hart Cup, he has his bag with his world title belt that he can use to bring the Undisputed AEW World Championship story about. Hobbs and Starks definitely need this tournament win more than he does.

My Score: 8.6/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Battle of the Belts Results & Report! (4/13/24)

Rumble, bad man, rumble!

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The tenth edition goes the X-tra mile!

Battle of the Belts returns, and to settle the score from Dynamite’s Six Man Tag, Hook puts up his FTW Championship against Shane Taylor!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • FTW Championship: Hook VS Shane Taylor; Hook wins and retains the title.
  • AEW International Championship Eliminator: Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Rocky Romero; Strong wins and denies Rocky a title match.
  • ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena w/ Billie Starkz VS Red Velvet; Athena wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW Collision bleeds over a bit.

Bryan Danielson is still down on the ramp after Konosuke Takeshita’s Brainbuster and the medics check him. The battle with Will Ospreay at Dynasty is still in the books, but what condition will Bryan be in?

 

Backstage interview with Hook and Katsuyori Shibata.

Lexi Nari is with the FTW Champion and The Wrestler, and notes we saw Hook make the save for Shibata during Collision against Shane Taylor Promotions. At the same time, Hook is about to face Shane Taylor himself with the FTW title on the line. Knowing what Shane’s capable of, what is Hook’s strategy going into that match? Shibata uses his voice-to-text translator say, “Pardon the interruption… Hook, I’ll have your back tonight.” Hook appreciates that, but even knowing what Shane’s capable of, Hook’s got his own way of handling this. Shibata says bet, and Hook gives him the fist bump.

FTW Championship: Hook VS Shane Taylor w/ Anthony Ogogo!

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil knows he’s up against a bad, bad man, but this is FTW Rules! Everyone who fights for this title is a bad, bad man, so will Hook prove he’s the baddest? Or will Shane #SendHook back to New York without his gold?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who’s really the biggest badass in AEW!

The bell rings, the two circle, and they feel things out. Shane swings, Hook dodges to fire off fast hands and forearms! The fans fire up behind Hook but Shane shoves him away. Hook ducks the haymaker, waistlocks, but Shane fights with elbows. Shane swings again, but Hook gets under! Shane CLUBS the Camino down, then whips. Hook holds ropes, then DUMPS Shane out! Shane tumbles to the floor, Hook pursues, and Hook SMACKS Shane off railing! Hook SMACKS Shane off steel steps, then has Shane sit in a corner. Hook rains down fists, then lets off to revel in the cheers. Hook throws knees again and again, then CLUBS Shane again.

Shane staggers along railing, but Hook puts him in the ring. The fans cheer again, Hook storms in, but Shane JABS! JABS! And BODY SHOTS! Hook falls, sputters, and the ref has Shane stay back to check. That could’ve been a liver shot but Shane hauls Hook up. Shane CHOPS Hook in the career, and Hook sputters as he goes along ropes. Shane taunts Hook, puts him in a corner, and CHOPS again! Hook staggers to another corner, Shane taunts him, “I thought you were the man!” Shane BODY BLOWS again and Hook coughs. Hook fires hands in return, backs Shane down, then reels Shane in! Shane’s too big for the suplex, though!

Shane shoves Hook, and BODY BLOWS! Hook falls to the mat, but Shane drags him back up. Shane HEADBUTTS Hook, Hook is dazed, and Shane says he thought Hook was a killer. Shane says to bow down to the killer that’s badder! Shane CHOPS Hook, suplexes him, and hangs him out to dry! Hook sputters and falls, Shane soaks up heat, and Battle of the Belts goes picture in picture.

Shane drags Hook up, TOSSES him out, then goes out to bring Hook up. Shane whips Hook hard into steel steps! Hook writhes, Shane storms around, then Shane drags Hook up. Shane makes Hook take a seat in a corner, then runs up to KNEE Hook against railing! Hook falls over, but he’s somehow still conscious! Shane drags Hook up and hangs him out to dry on the railing! Hook sputters and falls to the floor, and Shane talks more trash. Shane drags Hook up, puts him in the ring, and BOTB returns to single picture. Shane has Hook on the apron, for the APRON LEG DROP! Hook sputters more while Shane seethes.

Shane storms in, talks trash on the fans, then soaks up the heat. Shane drags Hook up, puts him in the corner, and BODY SHOTS! BODY SHOT! HAYMAKER! Hook slumps down in the corner but the fans rally up. Shane waits on Hook, Hook says he’s still in this! Shane stands Hook up to BODY SHOT, BODY SHOT and BODY SHOT! Then Shane ROCKS Hook again, again, and AGAIN! Hook flops back down while Shane storms around. The ref checks with Hook, Shane says to call it already! Hook says no, he’s still in this! Shane drags Hook up, tells Hook to quit or he gets send home in a body bag!

The fans boo as Shane whips corner to corner, hard! Hook sputters, Shane runs in, but Hook dodges! Shane hits buckles, Hook hurries to waistlock! Shane fights the grip, then ROCKS Hook! Hook ROCKS Shane back! And ROCKS him again and again! The fans fire up as Hook fires more shots! Hook runs to LARAIT! Shane stays up, Hook LARIATS again! Hook runs, ducks the haymaker, and GERMAN SUPLEXES!! Shane staggers up in a daze, and Hook clinches to EXPLODER!! Hook covers, TWO!! Shane is still tougher than that and Hook is beside himself! Hook runs up in the corner, but into an URENAGE!

Shane drags Hook into the drop zone, goes up the corner, and he SPLASHES down! Cover, TWO?!? Hook survives and shocks Shane! Shane storms around, the fans rally up, and Shane drags Hook up. Shane slaps Hook around, then winds up, but Hook dodges! And dodges! REDRUM!! Shane is caught, he flails around, but then he fights up! Shane RAMS Hook into buckles, but Hook still holds on! Shane RAMS Hook in again, but Hook still has his hooks in! BACKPACK SENTON!! Shane is free, but then Hook springs up, REDRUM!! He even traps the arms!! Shane flails, reaches out, but he’s fading! Shane’s OUT, Hook wins!!

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil does it again! He takes damage and finds a way to win! But now, will he have that face to face meeting with Chris Jericho this Wednesday Night Dynamite?

 

Backstage interview with Rocky Romero.

Lexi is with Azucar as he is just moments away from his Title Eliminator match for the International Championship. However, Lexi wants to know if he knows what’s going on with Best Friends. Rocky says Chuck, Trent and Orange Cassidy are like brothers to him, and yet he has no idea what’s going on there. But right now, he can’t really worry about that, he has to focus on the match with Roderick Strong. When Rocky wins, he’ll be one step closer to fulfilling his destiny of becoming International Champion. Kyle O’Reilly pops in, wishes Rocky luck, and then heads back out. Will Azucar be able to get one over on the Savior of the Backbreaker? Or will he just end up broken?

 

AEW International Championship Eliminator: Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Rocky Romero!

While Azucar is confident, it was just last night on Rampage that Roddy took offense to him and Kyle O’Reilly even thinking there was a chance this match doesn’t go The Undisputed Kingdom’s way. Will Roddy prove them all wrong by crossing Rocky off the list? Or is this were The Kingdom starts to crumble?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans are behind Rocky as he and Roddy tie up. Rocky waistlocks, Roddy wrenches to wristlock, but Rocky rolls, wrenches and wristlocks back. Roddy tries to pull hair but Rocky twists the wrist. Roddy pulls on Rocky’s ear to have the headlock and takeover. Rocky fights up, pops out the back, and then steps over. Rocky hooks an arm but Roddy fights off the takedown to hip toss and cover. ONE, but Roddy facelocks. Rocky fights up, pries at the hold, but Roddy holds on tight. Rocky still fights his way out of the hold, wristlocks and wrenches again, then YANKS the arm.

Roddy ROCKS Rocky then CHOPS him! Roddy whips, Rocky slides under then ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! The fans fire up as Rocky then wrenches Roddy and goes up a corner. Rocky FLYING KNEE DROPS right on the arm! The fans cheer the Latino Heat and Rocky goes back to the corner. Rocky CHOPS Roddy, Roddy CHOPS back! Rocky CHOPS, Roddy kicks low! Roddy CLUBS Rocky, ROCKS him, then reels Rocky in for a BACKBREAKER! Rocky writhes but Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy and The Kingdom talk trash, Roddy swings but Rocky dodges! Rocky CHOPS and then stomps away on Roddy!

Rocky digs his boot in, lets off as the ref counts, then stands Roddy up. Rocky snapmares and runs to basement dropkick! Roddy flounders, Rocky covers, ONE!! Rocky keeps one eye on The Kingdom, then he brings Roddy around. UPPERCUT and Roddy staggers. Roddy BOOTS, whips, but Rocky goes Spiderman! Rocky then dodges Roddy and sends him tumbling out! Rocky goes out to PENALTY KICK from the apron! Rocky leaps to DIVING STOMP! Roddy writhes, Rocky gives more Latino Heat, and BOTB goes picture in picture.

Rocky tells The Kingdom to back off, and so does the ref. Taven mocks Rocky’s Latino Heat, but Rocky puts Roddy in the ring. Rocky storms up on Roddy to KICK his leg! Roddy hobbles to a corner, Rocky CHOPS him and then follows him. Rocky ROCKS Roddy, ROCKS him again, but Roddy bails out. Rocky goes after Roddy on the apron, but Roddy lifts! Rocky fights that to then elbow Roddy! But Rocky has to watch out for The Kingdom lurking! Roddy BOOTS Rocky, then POSTS him! Rocky falls to the floor, Roddy hops down and he drags Rocky up. Roddy gives Rocky a RAILING BACKBREAKER! Rocky writhes, The Kingdom mocks him more, and Roddy drags Rocky up.

Roddy puts Rocky in the ring, stomps Rocky around, then drags him up to CHOP! Rocky staggers to a corner, Roddy storms up on him, and then DECKS him! Roddy soaks up the heat, then he digs his boots into Rocky! The ref counts, Roddy lets off at 4, but just switches feet! The ref counts more, Roddy steps away, and Rocky sputters along the ropes. Roddy gets Rocky up but Rocky ROCKS him first! And again! Roddy hits back, Rocky CHOPS, and CHOPS! Rocky runs, but Roddy blocks the Rana to make it a POWER BREAKER! Rocky writhes, Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy clamps onto Rocky with a motorcycle stretch!

Rocky endures as Roddy digs knee into Rocky’s back. Rocky fights up, moves around, but Roddy knees him low! Roddy scoops Rocky to RAM him into buckles! Then OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE! Cover, TWO! Rocky is still in this but Roddy stays on Rocky with stomps. Roddy stomps and stomps as BOTB returns to single picture. Roddy goes back to the motorcycle stretch but the fans rally again. Rocky fights up, fights back, and he KICKS Roddy’s leg! And KICKS! Roddy CLUBS Rocky, eggs Rocky on, but Rocky roars! Rocky fires forearms, then UPPERCUTS! Roddy wobbles, Rocky KICKS and KICKS and SOBATS!

Rocky CHOPS, whips, but Roddy reverses. Rocky reverses back to kick, but Roddy ducks the enzigiri! Rocky REWIND HEEL KICKS! Roddy flops out of the ring and the fans fire up! Rocky builds speed, fakes Roddy out and DIVES onto Taven! Then Rocky DIVES onto Roddy! Rocky puts Roddy in, runs up, SLICED BREAD! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives but Rocky keeps his cool. Rocky fires forearms in the corner, then winds up! The fans fire up as Rocky runs in, clothesline! Another clothesline! But Roddy follows to RAM Rocky, and CHOP him! And CHOP! And CHOP! Roddy whips, Rocky comes back into the SICK KICK! Cover, TWO!

Roddy is frustrated but he hauls Rocky up. Fireman’s carry, but Rocky fights free! Roddy shoves, lifts again, but Rocky pops up to RANA! The fans fire up as Rocky ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls and DDTS! Cover, TWO! Roddy survives but Rocky stays focused. The fans rally for Rocky as he stalks Roddy. Roddy RAMS Rocky, gets him up top, and then climbs up after him. Rocky fights with fists and a HEADBUTT! Rocky then cravats, SUPER SLICED BREAD!! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives again and Rocky is beside himself! The Kingdom is also worried, they rally up for Roddy. The fans rally for Rocky as he goes out to the apron.

Rocky climbs but The Kingdom is lurking again. The ref tells them to back off, but Roddy ROCKS Rocky first! Roddy has Rocky up top but Rocky DECKS Roddy! Rocky adjusts, Roddy stands, METE- STRONG KNEE!! Cover, Roddy wins!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (denies Rocky Romero a title opportunity)

The Kingdom helps Roddy, whether Roddy will say it that way or not. Kyle is here to celebrate with his friend, but he also checks on his other friend in Rocky. Kyle helps Rocky up to his feet, and wants the fans to give it up for Rocky. But then Wardlow LARIATS Rocky, and The Kingdom stomps away! Kyle has them stop, this isn’t cool! But then Roddy STRONG KNEES Kyle down?!? The fans boo as Roddy tells Kyle that he could do it on his own, but there’s only ONE man that can be International Champion! Kyle made the wrong decision! Roddy’s arrogance just ended his friendship with Kyle, will Kyle make Roddy pay for that?

 

Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

Lexi Nair is with the Professor of Professional Wrestling and notes how last week, Serena walked on stage after Yuka Sakazaki’s return victory. Why? Serena says she was sitting in the back, watching that impressive match, and thought to herself that she was watching a great pro-wrestler. Someone that Serena would love to tear it up with. Tonight, the Professor is here on BOTB, but has no championship opportunity. She’s not sweating it, though. Since her return, Serena is undefeated. She checked the rankings, and The Professor is sitting pretty at Number 3! So week by week, she’s climbing her way up to inevitably become champion.

Serena tells Yuka, that was an invitation. To where? Into the Deeb Dojo! Serena will show Yuka that Serena is better, and that she is what she says she is: The Professor of Pro-Wrestling! Serena wants to test herself against the Wrestling Magical Girl, but who will be the one taking a step closer to a title opportunity?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

After Roddy’s sudden rejection of Kyle O’Reilly, they are now going to battle over the International Championship! It’s the fight neither man wanted, but will Kyle give Roddy payback for what he did with interest?

 

ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena w/ Billie Starkz VS Red Velvet!

The Fallen Goddess is 49-0 after defeating Hikaru Shida on Supercard of Honor last week, and when she says she’s the Forever Champion, she means that. But will “forever” come to a crashing halt in Kentucky? Or will The Chef be the one getting served an L?

The introductions are made by Lexi Nair, so just a little biased in Athena’s favor. The belt is raised, and here in the main event, we see who is the face of the ROH Women’s Division!

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings and the fans fire up for Athena already. The two circle, tie up, and they go around. They go into a corner, along ropes, then Athena throws Velvet down. Velvet holds on, they roll on the mat with the collar ‘n’ elbow, then they stand up. Athena puts Velvet in a corner, the ref counts, but Athena lets off with a cocky smile. Velvet keeps cool and resets with Athena. They tie up. Velvet wrenches an arm to wristlock, but Athena handsprings and wrenches back. Velvet rolls, kips up, and wrenches back. Velvet headlocks but Athena powers up and out. Velvet runs Athena over, but Athena kips up!

The fans fire up while both women brush themselves off. They reset again, tie up, and Athena headlocks. Velvet powers up and out, but Athena wrenches to whip. Velvet ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls to RANA, but Athena handsprings through! The fans fire up and Athena cheers herself on. But Velvet DROPKICSK Athena down! Athena gets up, Velvet arm-drags, arm-drags again, and then Velvet cheers herself on. Athena runs up into another arm-drag! Velvet has the armlock but Athena fights up and throws Velvet down by her hair! The fans cheer but the ref reprimands, and things speed up.

Velvet drops, runs up and CALF KICKS Athena down! Athena bails out, Billie there to check on her. Velvet goes to the apron, Athena grabs a leg but Velvet kicks her away. Velvet then ASAI MOONSAULTS land takes Athena down! The fans fire up, Velvet drags Athena up and puts her in the ring, then has her on the apron. Velvet climbs up, brings Athena up, but Athena shoves her back. FLAPJACK off the top buckles! Velvet staggers, Athena reels her back in, APRON BACK SUPLEX! The fans fire up with Athena while BOTB goes picture in picture.

Velvet crawls into the ring but Athena follows her. Athena looms over Velvet, drags her up, then CLUBS her down. Athena stands Velvet up to whip her hard into a corner. Athena revels in the cheers before she runs in and back body blocks! Then Athena goes side to side to forearm SMASH! Athena smiles as Velvet leans against buckles. Athena shoves Velvet down, stomps her around, then drags her back up. Velvet fires body shots, but Athena bumps her off buckles. Velvet avoids the forearm to DOUBLE CHOP! Velvet fires body blows but Athena throws hands! Velvet CHOPS, Athena CHOPS, they CHOP, then Athena CHOPS Velvet off her feet!

The fans cheer while Athena snarls. Athena sits Velvet back up, KICKS her in the back, then KICKS her again! And again! Athena stands Velvet up, bumps her off buckles, then scoops to put Velvet in the Tree of Woe. Athena KICKS away on Velvet’s back, then lets her fall out of the Three. Billie applauds, tells Velvet she should’ve known better, but Velvet swipes at Billie. Billie gets away, cheers Athena on, but Velvet fires hands on Athena! Athena swings back but Velvet bobs ‘n’ weaves! Velvet ROCKS Athena, kicks her legs out, then runs up , into a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Athena is annoyed but still in control as BOTB goes to break.

BOTB returns once again as Athena hits buckles! Velvet rallies on Athena with clothesline after clothesline! Velvet runs, tilt-o-whirls and RANAS Athena onto ropes! Velvet runs up to DOUBLE KNEE! Velvet shoves Athena down, runs, and tilt-o-whirls again, REVERSE DDT! Cover, TWO! Athena survives and Velvet is frustrated. Athena crawls away, wanting mercy! But Velvet storms up, only for Athena to YANK Velvet into buckles! Athena then fireman’s carries Velvet for the WASTELAND! Roll through and another fireman’s carry, for another WASTELAND! Another roll through, and then Athena mocks the stirrin’ it up motion!

But Velvet pops up to RANA! Cover, TWO!! Athena escapes, Velvet runs up to wheelbarrow, but Athena URENAGES her down! Cover, TWO!! Athena is furious as Velvet survives! Athena goes up a corner, the fans cheer, and Velvet rises. But Velvet ROUNDHOUSES first! Velvet ROCKS Athena, climbs up after her, then CHOPS! Velvet goes to the very top, to SUPER VICTORY THROW! Athena flounders but she ducks the buzzsaw! Roll up, Velvet rolls through! THE SLICE! And then the tilt-o-whirl DDT!! Cover, TWO!!! Athena survives and Velvet is fuming! Velvet pushes Athena around while the fans rally up.

Athena is in the drop zone, so Velvet goes up top. Velvet tells Billie to shut up, but Athena gets out to the apron. The fans boo but Velvet adjusts position, to leap and SUPER CROSSBODY! Athena catches her!? And then brings Velvet around to FALCON ARROW to the floor! The fans fire up as Athena roars, but so does Velvet as she rises! Only for the SUPERKICK to knock her down! Athena has a wild look on her face and Billie cheers on the Overlord. Athena gets Velvet up, THROWS her into the LED board, then THROWS her around again! Athena drags Velvet up and into the ring, storms in after her, and reels her in! Canadian Rack, but Velvet sunset flips it! TWO!!!

Athena escapes, Velvet runs up, ducks ‘n’ dodges then SUPERKICKS! But Athena DECKS Velvet with a forearm! Athena goes up top, Velvet rises in a daze, to get the O-FACE!! Cover, Athena wins!

Winner: Athena, by pinfall (still ROH Women’s World Champion)

And that’s FIFTY and zero! Fifty wins, no losses, and no slowing down as she title belt clinks with Billie. But as is customary on ROH, Athena sets her belt down, and Billie does, too. They drag Velvet up, mock “stir it up,” but Velvet SLAPS Athena! And SLAPS Billie! But then Athena and Billie mug Velvet! The fans boo as Billie picks up her belt, takes aim, but then QUEEN AMINATA is here! Aminata runs down into the ring, dodges Billie to DECK Athena, then HEADBUTT for Billie! That’s payback for cheating in the TV title match! But then Athena runs up, into an Alabama Lift! AIR RAID CRASH!!

Aminata saves Velvet while also making her own impact, will The Queen not be denied her crown? Or will the Fallen Goddess look to make her pay for this insolence?


My Thoughts:

A really good BOTB but uh, after ten of these, we already know nothing really happens on these. Great action and promos like on Collision, but no titles were ever changing hands. And after two hours of Collision, the crowd was of course tired out. Hook of course defeated Shane but it was a really good showing of Hook’s resilience to take all that damage and still win. Really good match from Roddy and Rocky that Roddy of course won, and turns out I was right in thinking they’d fast track Roddy VS Kyle here. That match will be great stuff, but it’d be a shame if Kyle’s first title shot ends up a loss, even with The Kingdom all there to interfere and distract.

Good promo from Serena to make it clear that she’s having a match with Yuka, just in case it wasn’t clear last week. And then a great main event for the ROH Women’s Championship. Red Velvet looked great even in defeat, and natural move for Aminata to show up and go after Athena & Billie. Aminata really has her pick of the two titles at this point, and while payback on Billie for Supercard is an obvious route, why wouldn’t she go right to the source and take down Athena? Athena’s made it to 50-0, and if not when Athena faced Billie, not when she faced Nyla Rose nor when she faced Shida, her first loss should be to pass the torch to Aminata.

Aminata went through the grind, paid her dues, and has got organically over with ROH viewers, so if she isn’t gonna be the historic first Women’s TV Champ, make her the woman that takes down the top woman in ROH.

My Score: 8.6/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (4/13/24)

The Don Callis Family is out for blood!

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Will the Blackpool Combat Club survive this Collision?

Before the Dynasty dream match of Ospreay VS Danielson, the Don Callis Family wants to not just beat the American Dragon, but to destroy him!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Dante Martin, Action Andretti & Matt Sydal; The House of Black wins.
  • Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty; Shibata wins.
  • Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico; Garcia wins.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator: Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS AZM w/ Anna Jay; Storm wins and denies AZM a title match.
  • Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Will Hobbs & Kyle Fletcher; Bryan & Claudio win.

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The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

Bryan Danielson says BIG week for BCC. Jon Moxley is the NEW IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, a huge accomplishment. And on Wednesday, Claudio Castagnoli takes on Will Ospreay, then Bryan faces Ospreay at Dynasty. But there’s tonight first. Claudio says Don Callis gave Kyle Fletcher & Will Hobbs this motivational speech that they don’t even need to beat BCC, they just have to hurt BCC. How weird. But it’s easier to beat them than to hurt them, and what kind of faith does that show Callis has in Ospreay? Not much, it seems. Not sure what Callis is thinking. But Claudio has faith that all three of those guys could beat BCC.

But hurt them? People have been trying to hurt Claudio and Bryan for 20 years. Because they see the spotlight, they see how successful BCC is, and they see BCC all over the world. Bryan couldn’t be stopped by a broken orbital bone nor a broken arm. And Claudio’s been fighting week after week after week, consistently like Swiss clockwork for over 15 YEARS. Because it’s not about the work and the talk here in front of the camera, but the work behind cameras, the stuff you don’t see, that goes into making this look so easy at the level they are at. Bryan agrees there, and tells Don Callis that he wants his guys to hurt them, to hurt Bryan and to hurt Claudio.

Guess what?! That’s not gonna fly tonight! Because Bryan goes out there every single night to hurt people! That’s what BCC does! Violence is their specialty! DCF will not only see that tonight, but on Wednesday and in St. Louis. The American Dragon is all fired up, but will he and the Swiss Superman burn down the Powerhouse and the Protostar?

 

Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Dante Martin, Action Andretti & Matt Sydal!

Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews are preparing for the coming war with Adam Copeland, Mark Briscoe & Eddie Kingston, but they’re taking on three men who are much different from Copeland, Briscoe & Kingston. Will grounding high-fliers make the House ready for those brawlers? Or is this where the House will fold?

The trios sort out and the fans bark as Buddy starts against Action. The fans rally as the two circle, feel things out, and tie up. Buddy wrenches an arm to a wristlock, YANKS it and grinds the arm down. Action fights up, Buddy wrenches again, but Action rolls, handsprings and wrenches back. Action wristlocks, but Buddy rolls, handsprings and wrenches again. The fans cheer the technical exchange, and Action rolls, kips up, and wrenches back. Buddy powers Action back to whip, but Action holds onto the wristlock. Action twists the wrist but Buddy spins, headlocks and hits the takeover. Action moves around but Buddy keeps him down.

Action pushes Buddy to a headscissor, but Buddy kips free! Buddy gets around, waistlocks, but Action bucks the O’Conner. Action goes up and over as Buddy runs in, then DROPKICKS! The fans are torn but Action tags Sydal. Buddy TOSSES Action but Sydal schoolboys and bridges! TWO, Buddy knees low! Buddy ROCKS Sydal, CLUBS him, then tags Malakai! But Sydal arm-drags and SOBATS! Sydal KICKS Malakai, tags in Dante, and they coordinate, MONKEY FLIP and SWANTON CANNONBALL! Cover, TWO! Tag to Action, he ROCKS Malakai and whips. Malakai reverses, Dante gives Action the boost up and over!

Dante catches Malakai to a facelock, but Malakai wrenches out to BOOT Action! Malakai blocks Dante’s kick to STO! Action kicks low, whips, but Malakai stops himself to stare Action down. The fans cheer, Malakai dodges a shot and Brody tags in. BOOT to SHOULDER TACKLE! Dante and Sydal run in but they get run over! The fans fire up with Brody, but then Dante and Sydal DOUBLE DROPKICK! Brody returns to DOUBLE LARIAT! The fans bark for Brody, he gets Action up and CHOPS him to a corner. And CHOPS again! Action sputters, Brody whips him to ropes, but Action ducks ‘n’ dodges to go up, but Brody catches him!

Action fights, but Buddy distracts the ref while Malakai jumps in. Brody gets Action in wheelbarrow position, ROUNDHOUSE into the GERMAN SUPLEX! The fans fire up for The House while Action tumbles out. Buddy tags in and Brody DIVES onto all three opponents! The fans fire up again as Brody roars, and he puts Action in for Buddy. Buddy aims from a corner as Action rises, and Buddy runs in to BOOT in the corner! Snapmare and cover, TWO!! Action survives but Buddy stays focused. Buddy drags Action up, suplexes, but Action knees free! Action waistlocks, Buddy ELBOWS Action then sucker punches Sydal!

Buddy storms up on Action, Action slides under and reaches out! Buddy has a leg, he reels Action in to back suplex, but Action lands on his feet! Action ducks under an elbow, reaches out again, but Buddy has the tights! Action ENZIGIRIS, hot tag to Sydal! JUMP KICK! Sydal ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! Buddy tumbles, comes back, but into a WHEEL KICK! Malakai runs up to CLUB Sydal, but Sydal JUMP KNEES back! QUESTION- NO, Malakai blocks the Question Mark Kick to ROUNDHOUSE Sydal! Sydal staggers to ropes, Brody storms in, but Sydal DUMPS Brody out! Buddy runs up, into a BOOT!

Sydal ELBOWS Malakai, runs up, but into a POP UP, POWERBOMB BACKBREAKER COMBO!! The fans fire up and Buddy covers, TWO! Sydal is still in this while Collision goes picture in picture.

Buddy looms over Sydal, drags him up and whips to JUMP KNEE! Sydal tumbles out and Brody tags in. Brody goes after Sydal to whip him hard into railing! Sydal writhes, Brody drags him back up, and Brody whips Sydal hard into more railing! The fans bark for Brody again as he stands Sydal up and CHOPS! Brody puts Sydal in the ring, looms over him, then drags him up. Brody CHOPS Sydal to the corner, tags Buddy, and then Brody scoops Sydal to SLAM him! Buddy slingshot SENTONS right in! Tag to Malakai and Buddy snapmares Sydal for Malakai to PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO! Malakai drags Sydal down into a KIMURA!

Sydal endures the double wristlock as Malakai twists the elbow! Malakai drags Sydal back, Buddy tags in, and they mug Sydal. Buddy snapmares Sydal to KICK him down! Buddy drags Sydal back up, clamps onto the arm, and Collision returns as Buddy whips Sydal hard into a corner! Buddy BOOTS Dante off the apron for the hell of it! Buddy snapmares Sydal to KNEE him in the back, and KNEE again! Buddy mockingly holds Sydal’s hand out to Action, then KICKS Sydal in the back! And KICKS him again! The fans rally but Buddy drags Sydal right up to an Electric Chair Lift! But Sydal uses that to POISON-RANA!

Buddy flops right out of the ring and the fans rally up! Sydal crawls, The House shouts to Buddy, and the ring count is 5 of 10! Brody hurries to toss Buddy back in, hot tags to Malakai and Dante! Dante fires off on Malakai, then whips. Malakai reverses, runs up, but Dante slips out, goes up and around, then GAMANGIRIS! Dante springboards to CROSSBODY! But Malakai rolls through it to suplex and GOURD- NO, Dante lands out! POP-UP RANA! Dante hurries up a corner while Malakai is down! The fans fire up but Dante has to leap away as Brody rushes over! Dante comes back to SHOTGUN Brody down!

Malakai waistlocks, GERMAN SUPLEX, but Dante lands on his feet! Dante dodges Malakai to PELE! Cover, TWO!! Dante runs and FLIES out onto Brody! Dante hurries back in, the fans fire up, and Dante stalks Malakai, only to get a ROUNDHOUSE! Action hurries to tag in, he torture racks but Malakai lands out! Malakai knees low, whips, but Action ducks ‘n ‘dodges to DIVE onto Buddy! Action snarls but Malakai hits him with a TRIANGLE MOONSAULT! Malakai puts Action in, BOOTS him to ropes, then ROUNDHOUSES! Malakai brings Action over, tags Brody, and then Buddy joins in. The fans bark as the House surrounds Action.

DANTE’S- NO, Sydal and Dante save Action! Then they TRIPLE SUPERKICK in return! And then TRIPLE SUPERKICK! DOUBLE SUPERKICK! TRIPLE SUPERKICK!! The fans fire up but Buddy POP-UP KNEES Dante! Sydal goes up to METEORA! Malakai ROUNDHOUSES Sydal, Action springboards to FLYING LARIAT Malakai! Brody DISCUS LARIATS Action down!! Cover, but Dante MAMBA SPLASHES it apart!! The fans are thunderous for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” “This is Awesome!” as the teams regroup. Sydal BUZZSAWS Brody! Dante SUPERKICKS! Action joins in, TRIPLE KICK! Dante then SENTONS!

Action 450 SPLASHES! Cover, ONE?!?! The fans are barking while Action can’t believe! Tag to Sydal, METE- NO, Brody catches Sydal, throws him back and SPLASHES in a corner! The fans bark more, The House all coordinate, CEREBERUS ATTACK!! Cover, The House wins!

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

That was surely a fast ‘n’ furious fight just to open the night, and Malakai wants to make sure Adam Copeland was watching. The House vows that Dynasty will be The End. Will the House soon take the head of the Face of TNT?

 

Backstage interview with Toni Storm, Mariah May & Luther.

Lexi Nair is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, as well as her protege and her butler, and says we saw a lot on Dynamite. Kissing, champagne, and- “Yes, we did see a lot, didn’t we, darling? Get used to it. Because we saw a Champion’s Champagne Celebration that made an Italian woman curse, and turned Lightning Daffodil into a diddling do-how! And as for the kissing… There has been no greater love than this.” Storm turns to Mariah, but Lexi interrupts by saying she meant the kiss Mariah had with Mina- Mariah cuts Lexi off there. Can’t Lexi see Toni has a lot on her plate right now?

Toni has a title defense on a PPV coming soon, AND a match against AZM tonight. Plus, Anna Jay’s all serious~ right now. Yes, yes, Azumi-san. You want her to kiss your bottom? Well, that makes you and a thousand other perverts! Toni will give AZM a beating so intense, it’ll be featured in a fetish periodical! And the name of that publication? Chin up, tits out, and watch for the shoe…! The leading lady leads the way out, will she send AZM crying back to Stardom?

 

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite.

Chris Jericho found Taz backstage to talk with him about the Six Man Tag. We all saw what happened, and Jericho just wants to explain himself to Hook. Jericho is just trying to do what’s right for Hook but Hook won’t listen. Hook won’t answer his phone or his texts, but Taz knows his son better than anyone. Can Taz please ask Hook if he’ll talk to Jericho? Taz says he’ll try, a lot of the time he doesn’t really hear from Hook, Hook’s his own man. Of course, of course. Taz says Jericho may have pissed Hook off. And when Hook gets pissed, it’s… Well, Taz will try.

Jericho appreciates that, and as it turns out, this coming Wednesday, Taz will broker a face to face! Will #LionHook still make it work? Or will this Jericho only #SendHook into a stronger rage?

 

Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor Promotions!

The Wrestler got caught by #TAIGASTYLE all because Lionheart Jericho couldn’t get out of his own way. Will Shibata be able to handle things much better on his own? Or will Moriarty sink his fangs into Shibata one more time?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. Lee and Shibata circle, Ogogo joins commentary to say the “skull cracking, jaw jacking Gov’nah is back in AEW.” Shibata and Lee clinch, go around, and Shibata waistlocks. Lee moves around, Shibata finds a lateral press, ONE! Shibata has the legs, goes around to cover, ONE! Lee uses a leg guard, gest Shibata’s leg, but Shibata sits on the toehold. Lee tries to waistlock at the same time but Shibata wristlocks. Lee scrambles to the ROPEBREAK, and fans applaud as Shibata lets off. The two reset, feel things out, and then Lee kicks low. Lee cravats, snapmares, and stomps Shibata!

Lee runs to roll things into a chinlock! Shibata pushes back to a cover, ONE! Lee holds onto the hold but Shibata fights the body scissors. Shibata uses his leg as leverage for breaking the chinlock, then he wrenches an arm. Lee rolls, Shibata wrangles him back down, but Lee fights up again. Lee slips around, wrenches, but Shibata waistlocks. Lee wrenches, wrangles, but Shibata trips Lee. Shibata has Lee’s legs, knees on Lee, but Lee fights free to kick. Shibata steps over and has the FIGURE FOUR! Lee blocks the main leg but Shibata powers through that! The fans rally, Lee drags Shibata along as he reaches out, but Shibata puts on the pressure!

Lee endures, fights and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Shibata lets off, but then lee kicks Shibata away. Lee bails out, Ogogo coaches him from commentary, but Shibata goes out to CLUB Lee! Ogogo gets off commentary, gets up in Shibata’s face, and Shane distracts the ref so Ogogo can feint high to BODY BLOW! Lee slips away to the ring and sits cross-legged to mock Shibata! The fans boo while Ogogo rejoins commentary and the ring count begins. Lee mockingly applauds and Ogogo pretends not to know what happened. The count is 8! 9! Shibata springs in at 9.9! But Lee CLOBBERS Shibata, covers, TWO!!

Lee clamps right onto Shibata, steps over, and SNAP LOCKS the short arm scissor while Collision goes picture in picture.

Lee turns Shibata over, keeps the one arm trapped in a hammerlock, then pulls on the other arm. Shibata endures as Lee tortures the fingers and twists the wrist! Lee pushes the arm around for a RECLINER ARMLOCK! Shibata endures, Lee sits up and hooks the arm with a leg. Lee uses that to hook Shibata to a cover, TWO! Shibata escapes but Lee stalks him to ropes. Lee drags Shibata up but Shibata CHOPS! Lee comes back but Shibata ROCKS him! Lee comes back again, ROCKS Shibata, and Shibata falls over! Lee digs his boots in at the ropes, scrapes Shibata out of the ring, then soaks up the heat.

Lee goes out after Shibata, RAMS him into railing, then taunts everyone while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Shibata gets back in the ring after having wrecked Lee on the outside. But then Lee wrenches Shibata. Shibata ROCKS Lee, Lee wrenches, repeat! Lee CHOPS Shibata, but Shibata doesn’t budge! Lee CHOPS again, but Shibata eggs him on! Lee CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS, but Shibata is leaning into the shots! Shibata backs Lee down even though Lee CHOPS again and again! Shibata eggs Lee on, Ogogo coaches Lee, and the CHOPS keep going. Shibata ROCKS Lee with a forearm! Lee flops in a corner, Shibata fires more forearms on him! Shibata UPPERCUTS, then JABS, then COHPS! JAB CHOP JAB CHOP!

Lee sits down, Shibata COHPS and CHOPS and runs, HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! The fans fire up for Shibata’s signature and STP looks upset! Shibata snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Lee stays in this and both men catch their breaths, but Shibata gets Lee up. Lee switches around to COBRA TWIST! The fans rally as Shibata endures, and Shibata pries at the grip. Shibata switches the Cobra Twist onto Lee! Lee endures now, marches his way forward, and has the ROPEBREAK! But Shibata KNEES Lee low! Shibata reels Lee in to SAIDO! Shibata runs up, but Lee ducks the kick! Lee kicks, Shibata blocks but the KNEE hits!

Lee runs, BOOTS, but Shibata stays up! Shibata fires up and runs, to BOOT Lee! Lee wobbles, roars, and runs to BOOT! Shibata runs to BOOT! Lee rebounds, into a BOOT! Shibata waistlocks, Lee fight sit to switch, facelock and suplex, but Shibata fights out! Lee catches Shibata, wrenches, and THE- NO, Shibata avoids the Fang to SLEEPER! Ripcord PALM STRIKE! Then PENALTY KICK!! Cover, Shibata wins!

Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall

Moriarty put up a fight, but it wasn’t enough to win. So Shane Taylor attacks from behind! The fans boo as Shane stomps Shibata at the ropes then talks trash! But here comes HOOK! The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil won’t let Shane beat up his friend like that! Lee runs up but Hook catches him for an EL CAMINO! Shane stares Hook down, their FTW Championship match set for later tonight on Battle of the Belts. But given that, Shane stands down and STP regroups. They’ll look to handle this later, but it be rumble, bad man, rumble?

 

Backstage interview with Athena & Billie Starkz.

Lexi Nair is in her Minion In Training Letterman’s jacket as this is an Emergency Minion Empowerment Meeting! She is with the ROH Women’s World Champion AND ROH Women’s Television Champion, and Athena defends her title against Red Velvet in the main event of Battle of the Belts! The main event, ON TNT, LIVE! Athena deserves this because she is that damn good! Billie agrees, but says Red is really good. She made it really far in the Women’s TV Title tournament. Yes, but Billie won that, right? She did! So Athena knows Red Velvet is a top star, Red Velvet is a threat, but Athena is the TOP champion! The BEST champion in wrestling today!

Athena is the Minion Overlord, the Fallen Goddess, the REAL Alpha, the Forever Champion, and tonight, Athena makes an example out of Velvet to show the world what they’ve been missing. Will Athena be the one serving L’s to The Chef tonight?

 

Backstage interview with The Undisputed Kingdom.

Collision returns as Lexi is now with Roderick Strong, Mike Bennett & Matt Taven and says as of late, they’ve had a lot of success. Would they attribute any of that success to Wardlow? “LEXIII~! How dare you. How dare you give credit to anybody but me.” Roddy is a fighting champion, a giving champion. Do you not see the opportunity Roddy is giving to these gentlemen who do not even deserve it? He is making them earn it because they do not deserve it. How dare she? But hey, Roddy has been doing it on his own, just like Kyle O’Reilly. Kyle inspires Roddy.

But enough about that, let’s talk tonight. Tonight, Roddy puts on a show. What’s the show called? The Beating of a Lifetime! That’s the Kingdom’s favorite show! But will Rocky Romero cancel that show to make it The Azucar Hour?

 

Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico!

The Dragonslayer has been getting back up with win after win, and he doesn’t plan on stopping now! Will he turn it up a notch as we get closer and closer to Dynasty? Or will the South African Stud prove he’s still worthy of some opportunities, too?

The bell rings, the fans rally and the two circle. They feel things out, tie up, and Angelico wrenches to a hammerlock. Angelico spins Garcia, wristlocks, but Garcia pries the hold open to wrench back. Angelico spins, slips through, spins Garcia, then slips around again to arm-drag! Garcia gets up fast but Angelico does his own dance. The fans boo but Garcia keeps cool. The two tie up, Garcia waistlocks, spins, snapmares, ghost pin, TWO! Angelico is up but Garcia clinches to to arm-drag! Leg-sweep, cover, ONE! Angelico puts a leg guard up as he calls for a timeout! The fans cheer as Garcia shows sportsmanship and lets Angelico get up.

Angelico and Garcia reset, knuckle lock, then Angelico trips Garcia. Angelico rolls Garcia, whips, but Garcia reverses. Angelico rolls off Garcia’s back, Garcia jumps the leg sweep, but not the EDDY GORDO KICK! Angelico wrenches, steps over, LA MAGISTROL! TWO, but Angelico stomps Garcia around. Angelico drags Garcia by an arm but Garcia kicks him. Angelico stomps Garcia, but Garcia CHOPS! Angelico JABS Garcia, digs his boots in, but lets off as the ref counts. Angelico drags Garcia up, hits a BIG back suplex, then grabs legs. Angelico steps over, but Garcia kicks him away to trip him! Garcia steps through to FIGURE FOUR!

The fans fire up as Angelico endures! Angelico’s shoulders are down, ONE as he sits back up. Garcia puts on the pressure but Angelico turns things over! Garcia endures now, but he fights it back over! Angelico endures again, stays off the mat, and turns things over again! Garcia turns it back! Then Angelico, then Garcia! Angelico has it! Garcia has it! Angelico has it again, Garcia has it back, ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer as the two kick at each other while the hold is undone. They both stand, Garcia kicks but Angelico kicks back. Garcia kicks, Angelico kicks, repeat! Garcia kicks more and more, runs, but the leg bothers him!

Angelico DECKS Garcia! Angelico hauls Garcia up to suplex, but Garcia slips free and kicks! Then TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! The fans fire up while both men are down! Garcia beats his leg into working, the fans rally behind him, and he stands. Garcia counter punches Angelico, then does it again! Garcia then wrenches and BUTTERFLY SUPLEXES! The fans fire up as Garcia runs in at the corner to forearm SMASH! Garcia climbs up, rains down fists, and goes to nine before he puts up his dukes, to DO HIS DANCE! The fans fire up as Garcia hops down and runs corner to corner, HAYMAKER! Garcia runs up again, choke grip!

Angelico breaks free, Garcia CHOPS and SAIDOS! Garcia storms around, gets the legs, KNEEBAR!! Angelico flails, reaches out, but TAPS, Garcia wins!

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by submission

A great fight leads to a great win for Red Death! Will this momentum help Garcia be primed for a title match on the other side of Dynasty?

 

Pac speaks.

“Kazuchika Okada. Believe it or not, bonny lad, I would like to thank you. Not only for accepting my challenge, but also for walloping me around the head with a big dirty lump of steel. That was very brave of you, wasn’t it, huh? And now, as a result, I have a perpetual headache that serves as motivation to remind everybody of exactly who I am. Now I may not be tall and handsome, I am not a Japanese superstar, I do not own a Ferrari, and I’m certainly not flavor of the month. Okada, you may think you’re God’s gift to professional wrestling, but you’re not! You’re CRAP! And what I am is better than you!

“And next Sunday, at AEW Dynasty, live from St. Louis, Missouri, I am going to relish the opportunity to prove it in front of the entire world. You understand me, hm? Good.” The Bastard is ready, will he violently end The Rainmaker’s reign?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator: Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS AZM w/ Anna Jay!

The leading lady of AEW knows her next big picture will have “Lightning Daffodil” starring against her, but she has to be careful not to take tonight’s performance too lightly. Will Storm strike down AZM here in Kentucky? Or will the Highspeed Superstar find her way into the Dynasty picture?

The bell rings and the fans rally up already. The two circle, feel things out, and then tie up. Storm throws AZM down then laughs at her, but AZM gets right up. They reset, circle again, and tie up. They go around, Storm puts AZM on ropes, then sits her down! Storm poses and the fans cheer, but AZM is right up to fire forearms! The fans rally, Storm just shrugs those off! AZM runs to RAM Storm but Storm still laughs! AZM runs and RAMS Storm again, Storm chuckles this time. AZM fakes a punch to stomp Storm’s foot! AZM runs, but Storm follows and runs AZM over! The fans cheer but then AZM kips right up!

AZM ducks ‘n’ dodges, trips Storm then keeps moving, PENALTY KICK! Basement dropkick! The fans fire up as AZM kips up again! AZM pushes Storm around, steps on her, and the ref counts. AZM steps away at 4, the fans rally up, and AZM runs to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, ONE!! Storm toughs it out and the fans rally as AZM goes to the apron. AZM climbs, Storm DECKS her! Storm then runs to HIP ATTACK AZM to the floor! AZM tumbles away to the ramp, but Anna gets Mariah in a QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! Mariah RAMS Anna into railing! Mariah and Anna fight now, the fans fire up, and AZM gets outta the way!

Storm is flabbergasted as Anna and Mariah brawl their way to the back! Storm fetches AZM but AZM whips her into steel steps! Then AZM pushes Storm around, goes up the apron, and fans fire up for the PENALTY KICK! Storm is dazed but the fans fire up as Collision goes picture in picture.

AZM shoves Storm in, goes up top, then MISSILE DROPKICKS! Storm flounders all the way across the ring! AZM storms over to drag Storm up, but Storm HOTSHOTS her! AZM flounders, Storm stomps her, and then Storm CHOPS AZM down! Storm pushes AZM around, flexes, then brings AZM up. Storm whips AZM, BOOTS AZM down, then flexes again. Storm drags AZM back up, bumps her off buckles, then fires off CHOPS! Storm TOSSES AZM by her hair! The ref reprimands but Storm steps on AZM in the corner! The ref counts, Storm steps away, and she then scuffs AZM against ropes. The ref counts, Storm lets off again.

Storm drags AZM up, scoops, and SIDEWALK SLAMS! Cover, TWO! AZM is still in this but Storm grabs arms to put AZM in a motorcycle stretch. AZM endures, so Storm shifts to a chinlock, but AZM still fights! ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Storm lets go at 4, and she paces around AZM. Storm stomps AZM, drags her up, and Collision returns to single picture as Storm stomps AZM in a corner. Storm pie faces AZM, taunts her, but AZM rises. The fans fire up as AZM fires forearms! Storm ROCKS AZM in return! AZM fires another forearm, Storm ROCKS her again! AZM fires more forearms, then blocks a kick to ROUNDHOUSE!

AZM runs, but Storm HEADBUTTS! But AZM returns to LA MYSTICA! Then BUZZSAW! Both women are down and the fans fire up! AZM sits up first, brings Storm up, and then runs, but Storm CHOKES her! AZM fights free, blocks a kick, LEG TRAP GERMAN! AZM puts Storm in a drop zone while the fans are dueling! AZM goes up top, takes aim, and DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS!! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and AZM can’t believe it! AZM fires herself back up, reels Storm in, but Storm wrenches out to SKY HIGH! Cover, TWO!! Storm throws a fit then storms around. Storm drags AZM up, waistlocks, but AZM fights!

AZM grabs ropes, Storm drags her back, but AZM arm-drags free! Step over, and AZM SUSHI ROLL! TWO!! Storm escapes, blocks the buzzsaw, then waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX!! AZM tumbles and flounders into a corner, and Storm takes aim! She’s ready for her close-up! SWEET HIP MUSIC~! STORM ZERO PILEDRIVER!! Cover, Storm wins!

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (denies AZM a title opportunity)

That was certainly fast and furious, but you can’t beat a classic like Timeless Toni! Mariah returns from backstage with a couple glasses of the bubbly. Mariah and Toni link arms while they drink up, and Storm brings Mariah to her bosom. Storm cuddles Mariah, then shoves her, then drags her back up to bring her away. Will nothing and no one take the spotlight away from the AEW Women’s World Champion?

 

Backstage interview with Red Velvet.

Lexi Nair is now with The Chef and brings up tonight’s title match with Athena. How is Velvet feeling about such a high profile match? High profile? Red Velvet IS high profile! And she saw what Lexi’s “boss,” Athena had to say, really stirring up the pot. But Athena, you wanna stir it up? They can stir it up? In BOTB’s main event, Red Velvet will knock you out! Red Velvet is not a stranger to main events, title pictures or high profile matches. Tonight, Velvet makes an example out of Athena, and shows everyone why it was a mistake for Athena to step into Velvet’s kitchen! Will The Chef make Athena eat crow while serving up that L?

 

Mark Briscoe speaks.

“Now House of Black, I’ve been doing this dance with y’all a little while now, and I’m starting to understand how y’all operate. Starting to understand y’all’s M-O. You try to intimidate me. You try to strike fear into the hearts of men. Well I done told you, I fear no man, I fear no evil. And ancient wisdom says the violent take it by force. Now lemme tell you, Eddie Kingston, Adam Copeland, and Mark Briscoe, we some violent men! And at Dynasty, we bringing the violence, babeh! So heed my advice, House of Black! Be afraid, be very afraid!” The Sussex County Chicken is ready for a fight, will he, the Rated R Superstar and Mad King tear down The House of Black once and for all?

 

Tony Schiavone is on stage.

He says Dynasty is coming, and a big match on that card is the AEW Women’s World title, Timeless Toni Storm VS the former champion, Thunder Rosa! The fans cheer as La Mera Mera makes her way out and joins Schiavone on stage. Schiavone says we saw what happened on Dynamite when Storm hit her with champagne and smudged her face paint. But the fact is, Rosa never lost her title. She has a chance to redeem herself and get the title back. Rosa says that is right. Before that, she wants to address something else. See all these people here? She wants to thank all of them for making this comeback so special for her.

And of course, thank you to everyone watching at home seeing them on TBS, TNT and all over the world! Without you, we wouldn’t have made all these wonderful memories the last five years. Without you, we wouldn’t have made AEW what it is today. The fans cheer that, and Rosa says she is here for a reason. That is to remind people that she doesn’t need help. And she means you, too, Deonna Purrazzo. Rosa wants to remind everyone that she’s done a lot on her own. When she earned her college degree, she earned her US citizenship, she helped a lot of people as a social worker, and won all those matches even before AEW, and especially when she won the AEW title.

But most importantly, Rosa fought so hard here to be in AEW, and she’s still here in AEW, because it is where the best wrestle! And “Antonia,” Rosa thought you believed the same things. What happened to you, homegirl? Weren’t they together in the ring? Weren’t they #ThunderStorm? When did Storm go completely crazy!? Rosa was so proud of being a champion, even though her body couldn’t carry her as far as her passion. Rosa had to heal. Then that day, something died inside of her. But Rosa has a chance, another opportunity, and it is important that Toni knows it will happen in St. Louis.

Rosa wants to humble Toni, to remind her that Rosa didn’t leave because she “couldn’t carry” the weight of that title. At Dynasty, Rosa carries more than that title. She will carry the pride of HER people, of her family, and if she has to break every single bone in her body to uplift and empower the women of this locker room fighting for just one opportunity and respect, because they also believe in AEW… Then Antonia, kiss your little clone goodbye. You made a big mistake on trying to erase Rosa’s mask. You don’t wanna see what’s underneath. You can’t kill what’s already dead! And on Sunday, Rosa comes for Storm, for the title, and to drag Storm’s soul to HELL!!

La Mera Mera is all fired up, and she smears her own face paint to make her point. Will she smash that spotlight and leave the leading lady in the dark?

 

Deonna Purrazzo speaks.

“Thunder Rosa, if you don’t want my help, that’s fine. I’ll help myself. When I staked my claim at the AEW Women’s World Championship, it wasn’t personal. It’s because frankly, I don’t think Toni Storm embodies what it means to be a world champion. But I do. I’m a workhorse, I’m a thoroughbred, I am the Virtuosa, Deonna Purrazzo. And I could stand here, make excuses about why I’m not the AEW Women’s World Champion right now, or I could do something about it. It seems if I can’t get one Toni Storm, I might as well get the other. So next week, Mariah May VS The Virtuosa, Deonna Purrazzo, and I’m gonna break your arm.”

The message has been sent, will Deonna make sure the leading lady’s understudy won’t make it to Dynasty to support Toni Storm?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

To raise the stakes on this match, The Young Bucks VS FTR Part 4, it will be a LADDER MATCH! No pinfalls or submissions, only the team that can literally rise above will become the NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions! But is this still playing right into the EVPs’ hands? Or can Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood find a way to come out on top?

 

The Don Callis Family speaks.

Kyle Fletcher says tonight in the main event, he and Will Hobbs are on a mission for the Don Callis family. That is to protect the golden goose. This Wednesday Night Dynamite, Claudio will end up a cakewalk for Ospreay! And Dynasty, Bryan will be the exact same thing, all thanks to DCF. Hobbs says not to worry about next week, let’s just focus on tonight. Tonight, they got Claudio and Danielson, and tonight the DCF expects a hefty fine. Bryan might as well just expect not to walk out on his own. One last message has been sent, but now it’s time to put up or shut up! Will the Protostar & Powerhouse pulverize the BCC?

Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Will Hobbs & Kyle Fletcher!

The teams sort out but then the DCF just attack! The bell rings, the fans fire up and the brawl is on! Claudio fires off on Hobbs but Kyle TOSSES Bryan out. Hobbs and Claudio fall out of the ring while Kyle stalks Bryan. Kyle ROCKS Bryan, Hobbs HEADBUTTS Claudio! Claudio UPPERCUTS Hobbs, Bryan whips Kyle into railing! Claudio UPPERCUTS again, Bryan sits Kyle in a corner then runs side to side, to DROPKICK against the railing! The fans fire up as Claudio throws more UPPERCUTS to keep Hobbs moving up the ramp! Then Claudio whips Hobbs down the ramp and into the LED apron!

The fans fire up as Bryan CHOPS and KICKS Kyle against railing again and again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Claudio drags Kyle up for Bryan, and Bryan DROPKICKS Kyle again! The fans fire up and high-five with BCC! Hobbs sits up, into a KICK from Bryan! Claudio keeps Hobbs up so Bryan can KICK again! Claudio puts Hobbs in, storms after him, and Bryan whips Kyle hard into railing! Kyle tumbles up and over into the front row! Hobbs throws hands on Claudio, CLUBS him, but Claudio hits back! They go forearm for forearm, Hobbs ROCKS Claudio! Claudio rebounds to ROCK Hobbs, Hobbs rebounds to ROCK Claudio!

Claudio fires off forearm after forearm, but Hobbs knees low! Hobbs runs, but Claudio scoops! Claudio SLAMS Hobbs, runs, and then DOUBLE STOMPS! The fans fire up, Claudio brings Hobbs up, but Hobbs blocks the suplex! Claudio UPPERCUTS Hobbs, suplexes, and he hangs Hobbs out to dry! Tag to Bryan and he goes up to DIVING KNEE! The fans fire up and Bryan paces. Hobbs sits up, Bryan drags him around by the legs, and then hooks those legs up. Bryan SLAPS Hobbs to go for the arms! Bryan tries but Hobbs is so big, Bryan just STOMPS the knees! Tag to Claudio, and Claudio helps Bryan split the wishbone!

Claudio drags Hobbs up, reels him in, but Hobbs suplexes instead! BIG slam, and the fans fire up while both men are down! Hobbs drags Claudio over, tag to Kyle, and Kyle stomps Claudio down! Kyle puts Claudio in a corner, CHOPS, then ROCKS, then repeat! Kyle whips, Claudio reverses and UPPERCUTS! The fans rally, Claudio climbs up and he rains down fists! The fans count and Claudio goes to nine, then kisses his fist before TEN! But then Kyle TOSSES Claudio up and out! Claudio sees Hobbs storming up, but so does the ref. The ref has Hobbs stop, but then Kyle CLOBBERS Claudio with a kick!

The ref reprimands Kyle, they argue, and that lets Hobbs CLOBBER Claudio after all! The DCF is standing tall while Collision goes picture in picture.

Hobbs soaks up heat, then steps back as Kyle goes out to fetch Claudio. Kyle whips Claudio hard into railing, then taunts Bryan. Kyle drags Claudio up, puts him in the ring, then brings Claudio up. Claudio ROCKS Kyle, but Kyle RAMS him into the corner! Kyle RAMS in again and again, then tags Hobbs. Hobbs CLUBS Claudio from the outside, and CLUBS him again and again. Hobbs storms into the ring, stays between Claudio and Bryan, then fires knees and body shots. Hobbs brings Claudio up for a facelock, but Claudio fights his way forward! Claudio lifts Hobbs one step at a time! Hobbs lets off to BLAST Bryan, then he CLOBBERS Claudio!

Hobbs drags Claudio up, brings him over, tag to Kyle. The DCF mugs Claudio while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns, both Claudio and Kyle are down, and the fans rally up. Kyle clamps onto Claudio with a SLEEPER, and even body scissors! Claudio flails around, Bryan rises back up, but Kyle keeps Claudio away. The fans rally, Claudio rises and has Kyle as a backpack! Kyle thrashes but Claudio steps forward! But then Claudio drops to a knee! Claudio is fading but Bryan coaches Claudio on. Claudio gets a second wind and he rises up again! Claudio powers Kyle around into a gut wrench and SUPLEX! The fans fire up as both men crawl! Kyle grabs a leg to anchor Claudio! Claudio BOOTS Kyle away, hot tag to Bryan!

The fans fire up as Bryan goes up and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Then he DROPKICKS Hobbs off the corner! Bryan UPPERCUTS Kyle, UPPERCUTS again and again, then whips. Kyle reverses, Bryan goes up and over and keeps moving! Duck ‘n’ dodge and LEAPING LARIAT! The fans fire up with Bryan and he goes to a corner. “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan KICKS Kyle, and KICKS, and KICKS! “YES! YES! YES!” Then the BUZZ- NO, Kyle duck sit, shoves, but Bryan WRECKS Hobbs first! Bryan ROUNDHOUSES Kyle, runs and PLANCHAS, but Hobbs catches him! Hobbs SLAMS Bryan on the apron! And SLAMS him again!

Hobbs then pops Bryan around, but Bryan slips free to POST Hobbs! Bryan goes to the apron to FLYING KNEE! But Kyle comes in to BOOT Bryan into security! But Claudio UPPERCUTS Kyle into railing!! The fans are thunderous as Claudio stands up on the timekeeper’s table! The BCC regroups, “This is Awesome!” as Claudio whips Hobbs into railing! Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT Hobbs up and over railing!! But Kyle SMACKS Bryan off the desk! Kyle CLOBBERS Claudio in the crowd! Kyle sends Claudio into railing! But Bryan LEAPS into the fray! Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS Hobbs while Claudio has Kyle, and Collision goes picture in picture!

BCC DUMPS Kyle back to ringside, then they hurry to get him in the ring. Claudio drags Hobbs back over, whips, but Hobbs sends Claudio into railing! Bryan KICKS Kyle, brings him up and whips him corner to corner. Kyle reverses and GAMANGIRIS! Then suplex for the BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Kyle is fuming! Kyle rains down fists and elbows, then lets off to pace around. Kyle seethes, mocks the fans, then stalks Bryan to a corner. Bryan slips out of the ring but Kyle follows. Kyle CHOPS Bryan against railing! Kyle mocks the fans, Bryan staggers away, but Kyle pursues to CHOP again!

Kyle mocks the fans, Bryan goes into the ring, and Kyle taunts Claudio now. Kyle goes up the steps, and he DIGS his fingers into Bryan’s face! He wants to do Callis’ idea of eye gouging! Collision returns to single picture, and Kyle peels the floor mats away! The fans fire up while the ref reprimands, but Kyle drags Bryan out of the ring. Hobbs makes sure the mats stay outta the way for Kyle to reel Bryan in. The mats aren’t behaving, but then Bryan back drops free! The fans fire up, but then Hobbs RAMS Claudio into railing for good measure! Bryan gets in the ring but he’s isolated! Hobbs gets Kyle up and into the ring at 9!

Kyle mocks the ref’s good counting, then drags Bryan up. Kyle puts Bryan in the corner, hoists him up top, then climbs up after him. Kyle brings Bryan to the very top, but Bryan resists! The fans fire up as Bryan slips under and trips Kyle up! Kyle lands on his Aussie arrow, and the fans rally as Bryan rises! Bryan climbs up after Kyle, but then Hobbs Electric Chair Lifts Bryan! Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT Hobbs! Bryan returns to the corner, Claudio UPPERCUTS then LARIATS! Hobbs stays up, the uppercuts keep going! Hobbs dodges to then LARIAT Claudio and himself outta the ring! Bryan still hits a SUPER BACK SUPLEX!! Bryan crawls to the cover, TWO!!

But into the LEBELL LOCK!! The fans are thunderous as Kyle endures, but Hobbs returns to CLOBBER Bryan! The fans boo but Kyle signals to Hobbs. Hobbs goes to the corner, tags in then storms back in after Bryan. Hobbs scoops Bryan, but Bryan slips free! Bryan shoves Hobbs into Kyle and Kyle falls outta the ring! The fans rally, Claudio rises, and Bryan crawls over, hot tag to Claudio! Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT on Hobbs, but lets off as the ref counts. Then Claudio jukes to UPPERCUT! Kyle gets in, but he gets an UPPERCUT! Claudio fires UPPERCUTS from all sides! Claudio then shrugs and runs in at Hobbs, UPPERCUT!

UPPERCUT for Kyle! UPPERCUT for Hibbs! Claudio LARIATS Kyle up and out! Hobbs staggers and Claudio trips him! The fans fire up for the GIANT SWING! Hobbs goes around and around and around, the fans counting along! Claudio goes to TEN, then he steps through! SHARPSHOOTER! Hobbs endures as Claudio sits deep! But Kyle returns to KICK Claudio! Claudio holds onto Hobbs! Kyle KICKS again, but still not enough! Bryan goes up top, leaps in, into a SUPERKICK! Claudio does let Hobbs go to POP-UP UPPERCUT Kyle! Only for Hobbs to SPINEBUSTER Claudio! Cover, TWO!! The fans again say “This is Awesome!” as it’s still not over!

The teams crawl and regroup, and the fans cheer on “B C C!” The forearms fly, as do CHOP! Bryan CHOPS Kyle, Kyle CHOPS Bryan! Hobbs and Claudio keep throwing forearms while the other two CHOP! Kyle gets the edge with forearms, then so does Hobbs! Kyle whips Bryan, Bryan stops himself, then Bryan DUMPS Kyle out! Bryan dodges Hobbs to then DIVE! Kyle is sent into railing! Claudio gets Hobbs in a fireman’s carry!? DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Hobbs survives and the fans can’t believe it! But Claudio powers back up, waits on Hobbs, and then runs in, to LARIAT! But Hobbs stays up!

Claudio runs, but DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Claudio blocks a lariat to UPPERCUT, run, and LARIAT! Hobbs falls down! Cover, TWO!! But Claudio doesn’t hesitate, he drags Hobbs up. But Kyle RAMS Bryan into railing! Hobbs back drops free, but Claudio lands on his feet! Claudio ducks ‘n’ dodges but Kyle trips him! Hobbs LARIATS Claudio, then scoops him! WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM!! Cover, BRYAN BREAKS IT! Kyle gets Bryan up to TOSS him, then he tags in, Hobbs goes out to get a chair! Hobbs threatens Bryan, but the ref grab the chair! Bryan KICKS away on Hobbs! “YES! YES! YES!” But Kyle DIVES onto Bryan!

Kyle fires hands, then he clears the desk! Hobbs helps out, time to forget winning and time to start hurting BCC! Kyle feeds Bryan to Hobbs but Bryan slips free of the spinebuster! Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT Hobbs onto the desk! Claudio ELBOWS Kyle, then goes up onto the desk so he can FLYING RANA! Kyle is sent into the apron, then Claudio puts him in the ring! GOTCH NEUTRALIZER!! Cover, BCC wins!!

Winners: Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

The DCF isn’t done, though, because KONOSUKE TAKESHITA attacks! He and Hobbs brutalize Bryan and Claudio! The mission doesn’t end with the match, and they TOSS Bryan out of the ring! The fans cheer for Moxley but he might not be here after being in Chicago last night. Konosuke suplexes Bryan, BRAINBUSTER on the ramp! Kyle says Bryan should’ve listened, and this is what happens! Claudio gets a chair and he runs off the DCF, but the damage has been done! Will the American Dragon be able to recover in time for Dynasty?


My Thoughts:

Really good Collision, though half of it was a go-home to BOTB X with it being on right after this. Good promos from Athena and Billie, from The Undisputed Kingdom, and Red Velvet, but yeah, no titles are changing hands, even if it is the tenth BOTB special. Good promo from Mark Briscoe to add hype to the coming Six Man Tag, and of course The House of Black won tonight’s Six Man Tag. Good promo from Storm and Mariah ahead of Storm’s match with AZM that Storm of course won, but also good stuff with Anna and Mariah fighting. Good promos from Rosa and Deonna to add to the build, and maybe Rosa beats Storm at Dynasty, but hard to say with a week still to go.

Good promo from Jericho and Taz to set up this whole “meeting” with Hook, and I have a feeling that is where #LionHook really falls apart and we get Jericho VS Hook for the FTW Championship at Dynasty, or maybe Double or Nothing at the latest. Really good match from Shibata and Moriarty, and good save from Hook after to add a little more to the FTW Championship match scheduled for BOTB. Great match from Garcia VS Angelico though it was just for the sake of having a great match. I think I said before but Garcia really should get at a title after Dynasty, just not sure what title that’ll be.

Pac has a good promo to call out Okada, and then quite the big move for the tag title match to now be a ladder match. If feel like that’s just them telegraphing that The Bucks are winning because ladder matches are certainly more their thing than FTR’s. And good promos from both BCC and DCF, though the latter wasn’t needed other than to fill time. We know what Kyle & Hobbs were gonna go for after Callis’ promo, we didn’t need them doubling down on it. And while BCC of course won the match, the DCF then of course attacked after. The math here is a bit of a wash, Claudio surely loses to Ospreay, and then Ospreay and Bryan go in more or less even so it could be anyone’s win at Dynasty.

My Score: 8.7/10


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