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Mitchell’s NJPW G1 Climax 33 Results & Report! (7/18/23)

The G1 keeps it going!

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Blocks A and B are back to work!

The G1 Climax had a great opening weekend, but they aren’t stopping there! Will Sanada keep his momentum going against Roughneck Shota Umino?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • G1 Climax 33, A Block: Kaito Kiyomiya VS Chase Owens; Kaito wins.
  • G1 Climax 33, B Block: Great-O-Khan VS KENTA; Kenta wins.
  • G1 Climax 33, A Block: Hikuleo VS Gabe Kidd; Kidd wins.
  • G1 Climax 33, B Block: Taichi VS Tanga Loa; Taichi wins.
  • G1 Climax 33, A Block: Yota Tsuji VS Ren Narita; Time Limit Draw.
  • G1 Climax 33, B Block: YOSHI-HASHI VS Will Ospreay; Ospreay wins.
  • G1 Climax 33, A Block: SANADA VS Shota Umino; Sanada wins.
  • G1 Climax 33, B Block: Kazuchika Okada VS El Phantasmo; Okada wins.

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Here are the current A Block standings.

Sanada: 1-0, 2 points
Kaito Kiyomiya: 1-0, 2 points
Chase Owens: 1-0, 2 points
Ren Narita: 0-0-1, 1 point
Shota Umino: 0-0-1, 1 point
Yota Tsuji: 0-1, 0 points
Hikuleo: 0-1, 0 points
Gabe Kidd: 0-1, 0 points

 

Here are the current B Block standings.

Kazuchika Okada: 1-0, 2 points
Taichi: 1-0, 2 points
YOSHI-HASHI: 1-0, 2 points
Tanga Loa: 1-0, 2 points
Will Ospreay: 0-1, 0 points
Great-O-Khan: 0-1, 0 points
Kenta: 0-1, 0 points
El Phantasmo: 0-1, 0 points

 

G1 Climax 33, A Block: Kaito Kiyomiya VS Chase Owens!

Both these men won their opening round matches, but someone’s momentum is about to be stopped here and now! Will this still be the GREEN 1? Or will the Crown Jewel outshine the Supernova?

Chase offers a handshake and the fans cheer. Kaito is wary, but Chase says scout’s honor. Fans rally, wanting to see the handshake. The ref accepts, and so Chase waits on Kaito. Kaito steps forward, and he accepts. The fans cheer as the handshake is clean, but then Chase attacks from behind! The bell rings and Chase fires off in the corner. Chase CHOPS, stalks Kaito around the way, and CHOPS him again. Chase whips, Kaito dodges and arm-drags! And dropkicks! Cover, ONE! Kaito arm-drags again! Fans cheer and Chase fights up as Kaito keeps on the armlock. Chase throws a forearm, then scoops, but Kaito slips free!

Kaito scoops and SLAMS Chase, then runs to elbow drop! Cover, ONE! Kaito arm-drags Chase right back down and has another armlock. Chase fights up, pulls hair, but the ref reprimands. They’re on the ropes, the ref counts, and Chase lets off slowly, only to HOTSHOT Kaito! The ref reprimands and Kaito sputters while fans rally up. Chase sits Kaito up and punches him in the head! The ref reprimands but Chase claims he used the palm. Chase sits Kaito up again and headlocks, for “another” palm strike! Chase has Kaito on ropes now and CLAWS his back! The ref reprimands but Chase CHOKES Kaito! And makes him smile!

Chase lets off as the ref counts, and then he brings Kaito up to whip him corner to corner! Kaito hits buckles hard and falls over, and Chase mockingly applauds. Cover, TWO! Fans cheer but Chase is annoyed. Chase CLUBS and stomps Kaito, then grabs his fingers to SNAP them! Very villainous of Chase, and then he digs his foot into Kaito’s face. The ref reprimands, Chase brings Kaito up and hits a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer but Chase keeps Kaito down with a chinlock. Chase squeezes tight but Kaito endures. Chase KNEES Kaito in the back, then scuffs him with his boot.

Chase gives taunting kicks, and he even slaps Kaito around. Chase ROCKS Kaito with a forearm, but Kaito glares at Chase. Chase ROCKS him again, but Kaito shakes his head. Chase throws another forearm but Kaito roars as he ROCKS Chase in return! Chase throat chops! The ref reprimands but Chase runs, into an arm-drag! Kaito has the cording hold, Chase pulls hair, whips free, but Kaito CLOBBERS Chase! Kaito rallies with elbows and a whip, but Chase reverses. Chase runs in but into another elbow! Kaito goes up for a FLYING FOREARM! Fans rally up as Kaito rises and fires up!

Kaito goes up a corner, aims as Chase stands, and he MISSILE DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Chase stays in this and Kaito keeps his cool. Kaito brings Chase around, chicken wings, but Chase fights free. Chase runs, and he fakes out the dropkick! Chase SUPERKICKS Kaito down! Kaito crawls away to the far corner but Chase runs in to forearm smash! And then back suplex off buckles into the SAIDO! Cover, TWO! Kaito survives and fans fire up, but Chase locks ‘n’ loads. Chase says bang, and he reels Kaito in. Chase tucks the arms, but Kaito fights the lift! Chase CLUBS away on Kaito, then tries again. But Kaito back drops free!

Fans fire up as Kaito runs in, but Chase ducks the Shining Wizard! Kaito kicks and whips but Chase reverses. Kaito kicks again runs in, but into a rebound DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Chase can’t believe it but Kaito survives that innovative slam! Chase looms over Kaito as the fans rally, “KA-I-TO!” Chase sits Kaito up to C-TRIGGER! And then he tucks the arms, PACKAGE- RANA from Kaito! cover, TWO!! Chase escapes but even he has to check with the ref! Kaito runs in to JUMP KNEE! And then chicken wings, for TIGER DRIVER 23!! Cover, TWO!?! Chase survives but Kaito fires back up!

Kaito aims from a corner, runs back in, EVOLVED SHINING WIZARD! Cover, Kaito wins!

Winner: Kaito Kiyomiya, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Chase earns 0)

Kaito stays in the green as he earns another victory! Will the Supernova keep shining all the way to the end?

 

G1 Climax 33, B Block: Great-O-Khan VS KENTA!

Both these men lost their opening round matches, but now one of them will get on the board! Will the Rev-Pro Wrestling British Heavyweight Champion bring down the DEFY Wrestling Champion? Or will Fang Revived make The Dominator #GoToSleep?

The bell rings and fans rally as the two circle. They feel things out, Khan pushes forward but Kenta uses a leg guard. Khan still makes it to a press but Kenta keeps his shoulders up. Kenta kicks free but Khan moves around to go for another press, only for Kenta to bail out. Fans cheer this opening exchange, and Khan waits on Kenta. Kenta takes his time returning, and Khan sits back to dare him to try something. Kenta steps in, the two circle again, and they feel things out. But then Kenta just claws Khan’s face! Kenta runs, but Khan runs him over! Fans fire up but Kenta bails out again. Khan goes out after him!

The ref says to get this in the ring but Khan pushes him down! Kenta has his Defy belt and CLOBBERS Khan with it! Fans boo but Kenta drags Khan up to whip him into railing! Khan tumbles up and over, and Kenta goes out after him. Kenta brings Khan around by his ponytail, and he goes to the back second, to BOWL Khan into open chairs! The Young Lions rush over, as does the ref. The ref wants this back in the ring but Kenta kicks and stomps Khan around. The ref is more insistent, but Kenta still SMACKS Khan with a chair! Kenta pretends to be heading back, but then he taunts Khan with his arms-crossed pose.

Kenta stomps Khan, drags him up by his ponytail, and brings him back towards ringside. Kenta throws body shots, then POSTS him! The ref tells Kenta to get in the ring and Kenta hops up, only to DIVING STOMP Khan on the ground! Kenta kicks Khan against railing, then KICKS him in the chest! The ring count finally starts as Kenta KICKS Khan again! Kenta brings Khan up and in at 7 of 20, and fans applaud as Kenta steps in. Kenta stands on Khan for a cover, TWO! Fans applaud but Kenta gives Khan mocking kicks. Kenta brings Khan up but Khan ROCKS him with a forearm! Khan runs in at the corner, into a BOOT!

Kenta rushes Khan but Khan catches him into a Cobra Twist! Kenta fights it but Khan Mongolian Chops him on the back! Khan then gut wrenches for a BIG suplex! Fans fire up and Kenta flops out of the ring. Khan goes back out after Kenta, drags him up, then whips him into railing! Now Kenta tumbles up and over! Khan goes out after Kenta and fans rally up as Khan brings Kenta around by his hair. Khan BOWLS Kenta into chairs! Fans fire up as Khan drags Kenta under a chair, and sits on him! The ref reprimands as the chair legs choke Kenta! Khan slaps Kenta around, but he still stands back up.

Khan then puts the chair around Kenta’s head! Khan brings Kenta to the very back, to RAM him into the wall! Kenta falls and sputters while fans rally behind Khan. The ref wants Khan to go to the ring, but Khan brings Kenta up and around with a headlock. Khan thrashes Kenta’s head, throws some knees, but Kenta hits back. Khan CLUBS Kenta, aims, but then RAMS Kenta into railing, not the post! Khan borrows a fan’s United Empire towel to CHOKE Kenta! The ring count climbs past 10 of 20, but Khan drags Kenta along with the towel! Khan sends Kenta in at 14 and returns the towel.

Khan steps in, drags Kenta up by his hair, and hits a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and Khan keeps on Kenta with the HITSUJIGOROSHI! Kenta grabs the ref! Khan is forced to let the hold go, and he’s furious now. But Kenta ducks the haymaker to shove Khan at the ref! Khan stops himself, elbows Kenta away, but Kenta dosidos with Khan to send him back in! Khan elbows Kenta away again, goes up top, FLYING MONGOLIAN- NO, Kenta blocks the chops to spin Khan for a DDT! Fans cheer that wild exchange, but Kenta gets mad at the ref for not taking the hit! Kenta then aims from the corner as Khan stirs.

Kenta runs in to BUSAIKU KNEE! Cover, TWO!! Khan survives and we pass 10 minutes! Kenta slashes his throat, Khan staggers up into the fireman’s carry! But Khan fights free, and he shoves Kenta into the ref! NOW the ref goes down and Kenta’s mad again! Kenta turns around, into the IRON FIST! Fans fire up and Khan drags Kenta up. Khan puts Kenta against ropes, to IRON FIST again! And again! Kenta falls over but Khan isn’t done with him! Khan drags Kenta up, scoops him, and hits the TTD! The Tenzan Tombstone Driver! Khan then fetches the ref, gets him up, and Khan goes to finish this!

Khan clamps on the IRON CLAW and drags Kenta up. ELIMIN- NO, Kenta blocks with a facelock! Khan still powers Kenta up! But Kenta hits a RANA out of it! Cover, with ropes!! KENTA WINS!

Winner: Kenta, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Khan earns 0)

The Fang Revived snatches victory from the claw of defeat! Khan can’t believe it, either! Will Kenta have this golden ticket in his back pocket? Or will he still make this the GTS1?

 

G1 Climax 33, A Block: Hikuleo w/ Jado VS Gabe Kidd!

Another example of two men who lost their opening round, though with impressive showings. Will the young Guerrilla of Destiny bring down the War Dog? Or will Kidd show his true strength?

Well Kidd continues to show his true colors as he CLOBBERS Hikuleo on the ramp! Just like he did to Chase last round! Kidd even kicks Jado down! Kidd rips railings apart, flips off fans, and he drags Hiku up to bring him around. Kidd HEADBUTTS Hiku and tells fans to get outta the way! Kidd tosses chairs around, brings Hiku deep into the seating area, and he makes Hiku take a seat so he can beat on him! Kidd then goes to the other section, grabs a chair, but Hiku BOOTS it into Kidd’s face! Fans fire up with Hiku and rally as he stalks Kidd. Hiku CHOPS Kidd and Kidd staggers into the crowd.

Hiku pursues, more fans have to move aside, and Hiku CHOPS Kidd! Kidd keeps staggering along, and we got to yet another section of the crowd. Hiku DECKS Kidd, and he makes sure fans know to move. Hiku scoops Kidd, aims, but Kidd slips free to CLAW Hiku’s eyes! The ref reprimands, but Kidd grabs someone’s seat and SMACKS Hiku with it! HEADSHOT! Fans boo but Kidd just taunts them. Kidd storms around, grabs more chairs and he starts to pile them on the floor. Kidd isn’t satisfied, he just keeps adding chair after chair! He’s got about ten chairs there! Kidd flips off everyone, they boo, but Hiku choke grips Kidd! CHOKE-

NO, Kidd fights free! Kidd brings Hiku up but Hiku back drops free, and Kidd falls on the chair pile! Fans fire up while Kidd writhes on the floor. Hiku stomps Kidd, drags him up, and brings him back to ringside. But Kidd fights with body shots, so Hiku CLUBS Kidd down! Kidd crawls away but Hiku pursues. They return to ringside after all, and Hiku brings Kidd up to put him in the ring. Fans cheer and Hiku steps in, the bell finally rings! Fans rally, Hiku runs in and SPLASHES! Hiku scoops to SNAKE EYES, but Kidd LARIATS! Hiku stays up to UPPERCUT! Kidd comes back to LARIAT! Cover, TWO!

Kidd and Hiku are down but the fans rally up. Kidd stands first, he drags Hiku up, and he reels Hiku in, but Hiku fights the lift. Kidd fights the back drop but Hiku gets free. Kidd SPITS at Hiku but fans boo. Kidd eggs Hiku on so Hiku DECKS Kidd! Hiku then waistlocks, but Kidd fights the lift! Fans rally, Hiku reels Kidd back in to GERMAN SUPELX! Kidd rises!? Kidd fires up and runs in, but into a scoop! SNAKE EYES again, for the LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!! Kidd survives and Hiku is surprised, but Jado says to end it! Hiku choke grips, and he drags Kidd up, but Kidd kicks low! Kidd is free, runs, but into a POWER- OW, more like a driver!

Kidd clutches his head, that wasn’t how that was supposed to go. But Hiku still drags him up with a choke grip, and then CHOKE- NO, Kidd fights it! Kidd CLAWS Hiku’s face, and CHOP BLOCKS a leg! Kidd wraps on a STANDING CROSSFACE! Makes sense, given how tall Hiku is! Fans rally as Hiku endures, claws at the arm, and reaches out, but Kidd pulls him and twists him around! Hiku powers through and still gets the ROPEBREAK! Kidd holds until the ref counts. Fans boo but Kidd shoves the ref down! And then drags Jado in! Kidd DECKS Jado with a forearm! Fans boo, but Hiku grabs Kidd! Kidd LOW BLOWS Hiku!!

The ref missed the low blow while he was attending to Jado! Kidd tucks Hiku in, PILEDRIVER!!! Cover, Kidd wins!!

Winner: Gabe Kidd, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Hikuleo earns 0)

Kidd flips everyone off for doubting him against the giant Guerrilla! Will Kidd continue to show how NJPW Strong he is in this tournament?

 

G1 Climax 33, B Block: Taichi VS Tanga Loa w/ Jado!

The KOPW Champion trumped the IWGP United States Champion last round, while the Silverback went Ape Shit on Kenta. Will Loa add another champion to the short list? Or will the Holy Emperor prove he is the alpha male?

The bell rings and fans rally up with “Let’s Go, Taichi!” Loa and Taichi circle, tie up, and Taichi powers Loa back. Loa powers Taichi back and shoves him down! Fans applaud the show of strength but Taichi stands back up. They approach and Loa eggs Taichi on. Taichi CHOPS, and Loa nods. Loa winds up to ROCK Taichi with a forearm! Fans cheer as Taichi stays up, and CHOPS in return! Loa nods, and ROCKS Taichi again! Taichi CHOPS, Loa grins and nods, and he ROCKS Taichi again! They CHOP and forearm on repeat, but Taichi kicks low and whips. Loa reverses, they RAM shoulders, and fans cheer as neither falls.

Taichi runs and RAMS Loa, but Loa doesn’t budge! Loa grins, runs, but Taichi BOOTS! Taichi runs and BOOTS again! Loa rebounds to BOOT Taichi down! Fans fire up and Taichi bails out. Loa shakes out the leg, it is still tricky, but he goes out to fetch Taichi. But Taichi hits low! And kicks low! Taichi whips but Loa reverses and sends Taichi into railing! Loa runs in but Taichi blocks the boot! Taichi SLAMS the bad leg into a post! Fans rally as Taichi pursues Loa around the way. Loa stands but Taichi kicks the bad leg out! Loa falls over but Taichi puts him back in the ring. The fans cheer as Taichi steps in.

Taichi stomps Loa’s leg, then pulls on the leg into a CALF KILLER! Loa endures, even as Taichi turns him at a deeper angle! Taichi even adds a chinlock to it! The fans rally, Loa fights, but Taichi lets him go. Taichi stomps Loa, eggs him on, and brings him up. Taichi stomps the bad leg, drags Loa around, and works to turn Loa over. Loa resists but Taichi stomps him in the head, and has the HALF CRAB! Taichi sits deep but Loa endures! Loa reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Taichi lets go while fans applaud. Jado rallies the fans while he coaches Loa up, but Taichi gives Loa toying kicks.

Taichi taunts Loa but Loa throws uppercuts! Loa stands to throw forearms, but Taichi wrenches an arm to DANGEROUS HOOK KICK! Cover, TWO! Taichi keeps his cool and watches Loa go to a corner. Loa drags himself up with the ropes, and Taichi runs in to clothesline! But Loa just growls! Taichi kicks low, gives Kawada Kicks, but Loa just growls! Loa blocks a punch, spins Taichi and kicks low, to scoop and SWINGING SLAM! Loa just manages it with one leg, and the fans rally up again. Loa rises, throws body shots and elbows and uppercuts on Taichi, and Taichi ends up in a corner.

Loa fires up, runs in, and clotheslines! Taichi falls down and fans rally up as Loa walks off the pain. Loa storms up on Taichi, to GERMAN SUPLEX! Taichi flounders, Loa is on him again, BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Loa keeps cool and he brings Taichi up for a forearm! And another! Loa whips corner to corner, runs in, but Taichi dodges to GAMANGIRI! Loa falls and fans fire up! Jado coaches Loa and the fans rally up again. Taichi stands, storms up on Loa, and brings him around, but Loa fights the saido with elbows! Taichi kicks low but Loa throws a forearm! Taichi sobats, Loa uppercuts but Taichi ENZIGURIS!

Fans fire up while both men are down again! Taichi roars and fans rally behind him. OFF COME THE PANTS! Taichi aims, Loa sits up, but Loa blocks the buzzsaw! To a KNEE BREAKER! But Taichi SWEEPS the bad leg! Both men are down as we pass 10 minutes! Fans rally, Loa goes to a corner and Taichi goes to the other. Both men stand, fire up, and they run in at each other! DOUBLE LARIATS collide but neither falls! So DOUBLE LARIATS collide again! Still neither falls so Loa runs, DOUBLE LARIATS hit, and Taichi falls! Fans fire up as Loa pumps up. Loa runs, but Taichi gets around, DANGEROUS SAIDO!!

Fans rally up, Taichi rises and roars! Taichi vows to finish this, and he brings Loa up. Alabama Lift, but Loa fights that! Loa gets Taichi up but Taichi slips free, to ROUNDHOUSE! But Loa ENZIGURIS! Taichi comes back, but Loa LARIATS first! Loa drags Taichi up, scoops him, but Taichi slips free again! Taichi KICKS the bad leg out! Body scissors, GEDO CLUTCH! TWO!! Loa escapes and fans fire up again! Taichi powers up the arm, Loa rises, and Taichi runs to AX- SPEAR!! Loa hits first and Jado says it’s time! Loa roars and he drags Taichi up! APE- NO, Taichi slips free, shoves, and O’Conner into the GEDO CLUTCH! TAICHI WINS!

Winner: Taichi, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Loa earns 0)

The KOPW Champion is on a roll! Will Taichi look to secure B Block for Just5Guys? And will he get more subscribers for his YouTube while he’s at it?

 

G1 Climax 33, A Block: Yota Tsuji VS Ren Narita!

Los Ingobernables de Japon’s Gene Blast fell short against Kaito Kiyomiya, and the Son of Strong Style ended things in a draw with Shota Umino! Will this one end before time runs out?

The bell rings and fans duel already, “YO~TA!” “NA-RI-TA!” The two circle, feel things out, and circle a bit more. They feel out the grapple, Narita shoots in to waistlock but Tsuji switches. Narita switches, Tsuji drops and rolls and the two clinch. Narita goes for an arm but Tsuji waistlocks. Narita wrenches out, wristlocks, but Tsuji spins and wrenches back. Tsuji has the wristlock but Narita spins through to wrench and hammerlock. Tsuji reaches back but Narita cranks the hammerlock. Tsuji drop toeholds and floats to a headlock, but Narita fights up. Tsuji holds onto the hold, and hits a takeover. Narita headscissors, Tsuji kips free, and fans applaud the exchange.

Tsuji and Narita reset, circle, and they tie up. Narita powers Tsuji back, but then Tsuji powers Narita back. Tsuji puts Narita on the ropes, but the ref calls the break. Tsuji lets off slowly, then CHOPS! Fans cheer but Narita brushes that off. The two circle again, and Tsuji kicks low! And CLUBS away on Narita! Tsuji headlocks, but Narita powers up and out, only for Tsuji to run him over! Fans cheer as Tsuji stands on Narita’s face. Narita pushes the foot away but Tsuji scuffs him. Tsuji pushes Narita down, stands on him, but Narita pushes the foot away. So Tsuji sits cross-legged to taunt Narita and his mentor, Shibata!

Narita stands up in a huff but Tsuji is right up to knee Narita low! Tsuji CLUBS away on Narita then stomps him down! Fans rally and Tsuji brings Narita around. Tsuji taunts Narita with slaps, but Narita stands up to knee low and CLUB away on him! Narita TOSSES Tsuji out and fans cheer. Tsuji stands, Narita waits on him, and Tsuji just grins. Tsuji takes his time returning as the ring count climbs. Tsuji waits until 11 of 20, but Narita is right on him! Narita TOSSES Tsuji back out, but Tsuji hurries right back up! Narita BOOTS Tsuji down, and Tsuji almost takes out the timekeeper’s area!

Fans rally up while Narita waits on Tsuji. The ring count starts again, and Tsuji stands at 7 of 20. Tsuji checks his chin, has the ref keep Narita back, and he slides in at 13. Narita rushes in, but Tsuji dodges to then RANA! Narita flops out of the ring and fans fire up for Tsuji! Tsuji builds speed, but Narita slides in to kitchen sink knee! Tsuji is down and Narita stomps him around. Narita bumps Tsuji off buckles, stomps away on him, but the ref counts. Narita hops up to dig both boots into Tsuji’s face! The ref counts, Narita lets off, and he drags Tsuji up. Narita UPPERCUTS Tsuji, whips him, and NECKBREAKER DROPS him!

Tsuji rolls to the apron but Narita goes after him! Narita drags Tsuji up but Tsuji swings, only for Narita to catch him to a SLEEPER in the ropes! The ref counts, Narita lets off at 4 and Tsuji slumps to the floor. Fans rally up and Narita lets the ring count handle this. Tsuji stirs at 5 of 20, but we pass 10! And then 15! Narita goes out to put Tsuji in at 16! Fans cheer as Narita doesn’t want a count-out win! But then Tsuji BLASTS Narita off the apron! Fans fire up, Tsuji builds speed, and he DIVES! In fact, Tsuji hits so hard, he goes over the railing right by commentary! Fans fire up as Tsuji stands! Tsuji then goes around the way to return to ringside.

Tsuji drags Narita up, wrenches his arm, and whips him hard into railing! Narita falls over and Tsuji storms up to him. Tsuji drags Narita up, puts him in the ring, and fans fire up with Tsuji as he steps back in. Tsuji drags Narita up at the 10 minute mark, to scoop and SLAM! Tsuji then runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Narita is still in this but Tsuji grins again. Tsuji drags Narita up but Narita CHOPS! Tsuji just smiles, and Narita CHOPS again! And again! Tsuji CHOPS Narita back! Narita sputters, Tsuji runs, but into a WHEEL KICK! Fans fire up as both men are down again! Narita goes to a corner and drags himself up, then runs in to ELBOW Tsuji in the corner!

Narita HALF HATCH BRIDGES! TWO, but Narita wraps on the SLEEPER! Narita leans on the hold but Tsuji fights up. Narita uses that to go for the Cobra Twist! But Tsuji hip tosses free! Narita stands and clinches, but Tsuji fights the lift and CLUBS Narita! Tsuji runs, into another kitchen sink knee! Narita brings Tsuji up but Tsuji fires forearms! Narita gives them back, and they go back and forth! Narita fires off a flurry, runs, but into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Tsuji grins again and fans fire up as he paces around. Tsuji gets Narita’s legs, and turns him over for a BOSTON CRAB! Fans rally as Narita endures!

Narita powers up, crawls forward, reaches out, but Tsuji drags him back! Tsuji sits deep on the hold, but Narita keeps fighting! Narita claws his way around but Tsuji makes it more like a LION TAMER! Narita powers up, but Tsuji sits deep again! And he grabs Narita’s arms?! Narita fights to move forward, and he gets the ROPEBREAK! Tsuji lets go and Narita crawls to a corner. Narita stands, and Tsuji throws a forearm. Tsuji eggs Narita on, so Narita throws one back! Tsuji throws another forearm, but Narita throws it back! Tsuji ROCKS Narita, and Narita fires up, but the damage to his back holds him back!

Tsuji runs corner to corner to STINGER SPLASH! And then he runs Narita over! Tsuji drags Narita up to scoop and POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Narita survives and fans fire up! We hit 15 minutes so time is running out. Fans rally and Tsuji feeds off the energy. Tsuji drags Narita up, calls his shot, and he suplexes, only for Narita to fight it! Tsuji powers through, Narita slips out, but Tsuji fights the German Suplex with elbows! Narita uses that to back suplex, but Tsuji lands out of it! Tsuji runs in, into a clinch! But he CLUBS free! But Narita avoids the knee to GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!!!

Tsuji escapes and Narita is stunned! Fans rally up again, and Narita rises to bring Tsuji up. But Tsuji swings, only for Narita to spin him around! But Tsuji turns that around into the ORANGE CRUSH!! Cover, TWO!!! Narita survives but fans are thunderous as we reach the three minute warning! Tsuji waits on Narita as the fans rally up. Narita flounders up, Tsuji runs, and CURB STOMPS!! Cover, TWO!!! Narita survives again but Tsuji won’t let that stop him! Tsuji roars and the fans stay fired up! Narita rises, Tsuji runs in, but Narita avoids the spear! To JUMP STOMP! Cover, TWO!! And we’re at two minutes!

Narita hurries to get Tsuji up, clinch and DOUBLE WRIST ARM SAULT! But he won’t stop there! Narita rolls through to drag Tsuji up with the wristlocks! But Tsuji V-TRIGGERS! And SUPERKICKS! Narita roars, so Tsuji HEADBUTTS him down! And he grins as he falls over?! Fans are thunderous again as Tsuji stirs and pushes himself back up. But we’re literally at the last minute! Tsuji drags Narita up, hoists him up top, and CHOPS him! Tsuji then climbs up after Narita, but Narita fires forearms! Tsuji throws them back! 30 SECONDS! Narita fires a flurry and he DECKS Tsuji! Narita adjusts as we hit 20 second!

Tsuji GAMANGIRIS! But Narita grabs Tsuji in a SLEEPER!! TEN SECONDS!! TOP ROPE COBRA TWIST!? Narita lets go, roars, and TIME IS UP!

Time Limit Draw, each man gains 1 point

Tsuji still dodges the diving knee, and he clotheslines Narita and himself outta the ring!! And Tsuji grins as he and Narita sputter and sit up. But check the history books, when was the last time someone’s first two matches in the G1 were both time limit draws? Is Narita going to create history in the strangest way possible? Will this draw be what keeps both men from the semifinals?

 

G1 Climax 33, B Block: YOSHI-HASHI VS Will Ospreay!

Remember when Will Ospreay was in Chaos? The Head Hunter remembers. And he might be looking to humble the man who turned his back on them. Will Hashi add onto Ospreay’s loss from the first round? Or will the Aerial Assassin redeem himself in Yamagata?

The bell rings and the fans rally for Hashi as he circles with Ospreay. They tie up, and Ospreay wrenches to a wristlock. Hashi spins through, wrenches back and hammerlocks, but Ospreay headlocks to get free. Ospreay grinds Hashi down, but Hashi fights up and throws body shots. Hashi powers out, they RAM shoulders, and fans cheer as neither falls. Ospreay runs, they RAM shoulders again, but still neither falls. Hashi throws a forearm, Ospreay SOBATS, and Ospreay runs, but Hashi dodges to BLOCKBUSTER! Fans fire up with Hashi and he drags Ospreay up. Hashi CLUBS Ospreay and follows him to the corner.

Hashi ROCKS Ospreay with a forearm, Ospreay staggers to another corner, and Hashi CHOPS him! Ospreay drops to his knees, fans rally up, and Hashi brings Ospreay up. Hashi CHOPS again and Ospreay staggers to ropes. Ospreay stands but Hashi whips him to ropes. Ospreay holds ropes to stop himself, and then he dumps Hashi out! Ospreay PLANCHAS and down goes Hashi! Fans fire up and Ospreay storms around. Ospreay drags Hashi up, ROCKS him with a right, then follows him around the way, to POST him! Hashi falls over and Ospreay paces again. Ospreay puts Hashi in the ring and fans rally up.

Ospreay stomps Hashi, drags him up, and bumps him off buckles. Hashi falls back down and Ospreay paces. Ospreay is bleeding from where Hashi chopped him but he stands Hashi up to CHOP him in return! Hashi falls over and Ospreay “has a taste.” Ospreay then high stacks, TWO! Hashi is still in this but Ospreay drags him up. Hashi throws body shots, but Ospreay shoots around to a Cobra Twist! Hashi endures, but Ospreay digs his knuckles into Hashi’s hips! Ospreay throws down elbows then pulls on the Cobra Twist. Hashi endures, fights free, and hip tosses Ospreay down! Fans cheer as Hashi catches his breath.

Hashi brings Ospreay up but Ospreay CHOPS! Ospreay suplexes but Hashi knees free. Ospreay spins Hashi around to ROCK him with a forearm! Ospreay runs, but Hashi dropkicks the legs! Hashi then hits a DDT! Fans fire up while both men are down. Hashi and Ospreay rise, and Hashi runs Ospreay over! And UPPERCUTS! Hashi whips, Ospreay reverses, but Hashi comes back to CHOP! And mule kick! And then NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up as Hashi climbs the corner. Ospreay stands, and Hashi leaps for a FLYING BLOCKBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Ospreay is still in this but Hashi keeps his cool.

Fans rally behind Hashi and he drags Ospreay up. Hashi fisherman’s but Ospreay slips free! Hashi mule kicks, whips, but Ospreay handsprings to NEURALIZER! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Ospreay feeds off that energy as he goes to the apron. Ospreay aims and springboards in, PIP PIP CHEERIO! Cover, TWO! Hashi is still in this but Ospreay keeps his cool. Ospreay calls his shot, but Hashi reels him in! Ospreay elbows back, and he CHOPS! Hashi staggers, but he comes back to CHOP! Ospreay grits his teeth and CHOPS again! Hashi stares Ospreay down and CHOPS him again!

Fans rally as Ospreay CHOPS! Hashi CHOPS! The CHOPS go back and forth! Ospreay is stinging, and Hashi fires a forearm! Ospreay gives Kawada Kicks in return! Hashi drops, Ospreay stands him up, and CHOPS him again! Hashi SPIN KICKS back! And full nelsons, pump handles, KARM- Ospreay flips out of it?!? Ospreay ROLLING ELBOWS, and ROLLING ELBOWS again! Hashi and Ospreay stagger, and Ospreay mule kicks! Ospreay springboards to OSCUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Hashi survives but Ospreay prepares the elbow pad! Ospreay aims from a corner, HIDDEN- NO, Hashi ducks it, to BLINDSIDE KNEE!

Fans fire up while both men are down! Ospreay and Hashi stir, and Ospreay sits up first. But Hashi stands first, and he fires up! Fans fire up, Hashi runs, but Ospreay swats the lariat to HOOK KICK! And then underhooks, to STORM- NO, Hashi slips free and SUPERKICKS! Hashi runs but Ospreay dodges, only for Hashi to still LARIAT him down!! Fans fire up with Hashi and he hauls Ospreay up, fisherman to the KUMAGOROSHI!! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives but Hashi doesn’t lose focus! Hashi brings Ospreay up, for a DESTROYER!! Cover, TWO?!? Ospreay is still in this and fans are thunderous!

Hashi roars, he brings Ospreay up, but Ospreay fights the pump handle. Ospreay ROCKS Hashi while holding onto the wristlock! And again! And again! But Hashi fires up to ROKC Ospreay again and again! But Ospreay HOOK KICKS! But Hashi ducks the roundhouse to UPPERCUT, half nelson, but Ospreay fights the lift! Hashi blocks the superkick to CHOP! Hashi runs, into a SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!! Hashi survives again and fans fire back up! Ospreay prepares his elbow, he aims from the corner, and runs in, into a LARIAT! Ospreay stays up, Hashi runs in, but into a BOOT! Ospreay goes up, Hashi SUPERKICKS!

Hashi fires up and the fans are with him! Hashi goes up, but Ospreay slips under to tuck him in! CHEEKY NANDOS! Into the Electric Chair, SPINNING POWERBOMB!! And then Ospreay goes up top, to CORKSCREW SENTON!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Hashi earns 0)

Crowns up for the Aerial Assassin! And he truly brought that nickname back with that wild flying finisher! Ospreay has some blood in his mouth but he doesn’t care as he tastes sweet victory. Will Ospreay continue until he conquers the G1 for the United Empire?

 

G1 Climax 33, A Block: SANADA VS Shota Umino!

The Cold Skull got a big win in the opening round main event, and he doesn’t look to stop now. Will he bring the Roughneck to a Skull End? Or will Shota’s Paradigm Shift make big leaps in progress against THE IWGP World Heavyweight Champion?

The bell rings and fans rally up for “SHO~TA! SHO~TA!” Sanada shrugs that off as he and Shota circle, and the two tie up. Shota headlocks but Sanada wrenches, only for Shota to clamp on tighter. Sanada endures as Shota thrashes the hold, and he throws body shots. But Shota thrashes the headlock more! Sanada powers up, pulls hair, and Red Shoes reprimands as Sanada powers out. But Shota runs him over! Fans cheer and things speed up. Shota holds ropes to avoid the arm-drag, and then he dodges Sanada to arm-drag and ELBOW him down! Then basement dropkicks! Fans fire up with Shota while Sanada goes to the apron.

Sanada walks around the outside and steadies himself, but Shota eggs him on. Sanada stays outside and the ring count starts. Shota slides out but Sanada slides back in. Shata slides in but Sanada dropkicks him back out! Sanada then goes out after Shota and claws his face! Red Shoes reprimands and Sanada lets off. Sanada brings Shota up and CLUBS him on the back! Sanada then whips but Shota reverses, Sanada hits railing and tumbles over! Shota joins Sanada in No Man’s Land, and stomps him down! Then CLUBS him down! Shota drags Sanada up, but Sandaa throws body shots! And a CHOP!

Shota eggs Sanada on so Sanada throws more CHOPS! Shota ROCKS and CLUBS Sanada, then POSTS him! Sanada flops down while fans rally up behind Shota. Shota drags Sanada up, and hits an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Sanada slumps to the floor and fans rally behind Shota again. Shota slides into the ring and lets the ring count start. Sanada stirs, sits up at 6 of 20, and stands at 11 of 20. Sanada slides in at 13 and Shota is on him for a cover, ONE! Shota keeps on Sanada with a bump off buckles. Shota ROCKS Sanada with a forearm, and another, then another! Shota keeps firing shots, and even UPPERCUTS over and over!

Shota lets off as Red Shoes counts, then he digs his boots in. Red Shoes counts again and Shota lets off. Shota drags Sanada up to a cravat and neck wrench. Sanada endures so Shota turns him for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Sanada is hanging tough but Shota stomps him and taunts the champ. Sanada goes to a corner, Shota brings him up to whip corner to corner. Shota runs in but Sanada dodges! Shota hits buckles, then Sanada hits a BIG back suplex! Fans rally while both men are down. Sanada and Shota stir, and Sanada stands first. Sanada drags Shota up but Shota UPPERCUTS!

Shota whips, Sanada reverses and hurdles, hurdles and DROPKICKS Shota down! Fans fire up as Shota bails out, and Sanada PLANCHAS him down! Fans fire up and Sanada encourages him to get louder. The fans oblige but Sanada wants them even louder! The fans get louder for him and Sanada is satisfied. Sanada goes back to bring Shota up. Sanada puts Shota in, covers, TWO! Fans rally and Sanada brings Shota up t o a fireman’s carry. But Shota slips out to a dragon sleeper! Sanada fights free to kick and whip, but Shota reverses to scoop and DROP, then SLIDING UPPERCUT! Fans fire up with Shota!

Shota drags Sanada up, whips him corner to corner and runs in to UPPERCUT! And then FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Not quite perfect but Shota hurries up top. Sanada stands, and Shota MISSILE- NO, Sanada gets under! Sanada kicks low, runs, but Shota follows to RANA! Sanada bails out and fans fire up with Shota again. Shota goes to the apron, aims, and runs in to FLYING CANNONBALL! Direct hit, and now Shota gets the fans to fire up more and more! They chant “SHOTA! SHOTA!” and he is satisfied. Shota stomps Sanada, paces around him, and Red Shoes goes out to check Sanada.

Sanada clutches his shoulder but he’s okay to continue. We pass 10 minutes and Shota drags Sanada up. Shota wrenches that bad arm, then wrenches it again! And again! Shota tortures that arm, then hits an ELBOW BREAKER! Fans rally, the ring count starts, and Shota brings Sanada up to put him in at 9 of 20. Shota then climbs, aims, and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Direct hit this time! Cover, TWO! Sanada is still in this but Shota doesn’t lose his cool. Shota drags Sanada up, wrenches and clinches, but Sanada fights the lift! Shota UPPERCUTS! Shota eggs on the champ so Sanada CHOPS! Shota UPPERCUTS again!

Sanada staggers but he CHOPS again! Shota UPPERCUTS again! Sanada CHOPS again, Shota UPPERCUTS, and fans rally up as they pick up speed! Shota fires as flurry of UPPERCUTS, then runs, but Sanada dodges to tilt-o-whirl into the dragon sleeper! Fans fire up but Shota powers through, CROSS RHODES! Shota holds on and he drags Sanada up again, CROSS RHODES!! Shota isn’t done there, he brings Sanada up a third time, but Sanada turns it around to MAGIC SCREW! Both men are down again and fans rally up. Sanada kips up! Fans fire up and Sanada brings Shota around to scoop and BACKBREAKER!

Sanada then goes up the corner, and he ROUNDING BODY- NO, he has to land out of it as Shota moves! Sanada ROLLING ELBOWS, but Shota catches Sanada for an EXPLODER! Both men are down yet again and the fans rally up. Now Shota kips up! Sanada drags himself up with the ropes, and Shota runs in, and he blocks a boot! ROLLING ELBOW! Shota runs to UPPERCUT! Then Shota goes to the apron, SLINGSHOT DDT! But Shota isn’t done there, he aims and kicks low! It was a fake out to get the underhooks! But Sanada RAMS Shota into the corner! Sanada is free, and he runs back in, but into a BOOT!

Sanada comes back again but into more BOOTS! Shota runs in but Sanada dodges! Sanada QUEBRADA, and then SKULL- NO, Shota rolls through the Skull End to fisherman a leg, and SAVING GRACE! Cover, TWO!! Sanada survives and the fans rally back up! Shota keeps his focus on Sanada and hobbles over to the corner. We’re at 15 minutes, Shota TORNADO DDTS! And then he aims, shouting for Sanada to rise! Sanada stands and fans rally up again, IGNITION!! Cover, TWO!??! Sanada survives but Shota just fires up again! Shota brings Sanada up, but Sanada fireman’s carries! And throws Shota into the dragon sleeper!

Shota fights with fists from below, but he still fades! He sits down and Sanada keeps on the Skull End! Fans rally for Shota as Red Shoes checks, but then Sanada stands Shota up in the dragon sleeper! Shota is fading more, but he gets a second wind to lift Sanada up! ELEVATED DEATH RIDER!! Cover, TWO!! Both men are down and the fans rally up again! Shota stands, roars and fans fire up with him! Shota brings Sanada up and we’re at the three minute warning! Sanada wrenches out but Shota ROCKS him! And ELBOWS and spins, into DEAD- NO, Shota slips free to ENZIGURI! But Sanada comes back!

Shota avoids the Shining Wizard to POP-UP UPPERCUT a la Claudio! Sanada drops to a knee so Shota gets the wrists! But Sanada dropkicks a leg out! Sanada runs but Shota DROPKICKS him down! Fans fire up with Shota and he hurries to get Sanada back up! Underhooks, but Sanada wrenches out to O’Connor Roll but Shota rolls it back! TWO!!! Sanada escapes and runs in, to POP-UP CUTTER!! Two minute warning!! Fans rally as Sanada drags himself to the ropes. Sanada catches his breath in a corner, runs in, SHINING WIZARD!! But he isn’t done there, he clinches to DEADFALL!!! Cover, Sanada wins!

Winner: Sanada, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Shota earns 0)

With a minute and a half to spare, the Cold Skull pulls off a hot finish! Will nothing stop the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion from making this his G1?

 

G1 Climax 33, B Block: Kazuchika Okada VS El Phantasmo!

The Rainmaker brought down Great-O-Khan, while the Headbanga was brought down by the Head Hunter. Okada is looking to go back to back to back as G1 Climax Champion, but will he keep his momentum up? Or will ELP bring about Sudden Death?

Fans already duel between “O-KA-DA!” and “E L P! E L P!” ELP takes his shirt, and he personally hands it to a young fan in the front row. Fans cheer and chant for ELP more as he and the fan rocker finger high-five. ELP then returns to the ring, the bell rings and fans rally and duel again. ELP pretends to be surprised fans are cheering him on. ELP and Okada shake hands and the fans cheer the sportsmanship. The two tie up, go around, and ELP wrenches to a waistlock. Okada wrenches out to wristlock, but ELP rolls, trips Okada, and turns him over to tie up the legs. ELP then pulls Okada into a BOW ‘N’ ARROW!

Fans applaud while Okada endures, but Okada pops free to a cover. ONE, and the two stand off as fans applaud. ELP flexes and circles with Okada. ELP gets the fans to cheer for themselves, “YA-MA-GA-TA!” ELP then has them hush, and he starts an “O-KA-DA” chant? Okada doesn’t really react but then ELP turns it back into a chant for himself! “E L P! E L P!” ELP and Okada tie up, Okada puts ELP on ropes but ELP turns it around. ELP lets off, fakes a punch, but pats Okada on the shoulder. He’s copying Okada! But then his shoulder pats become a rhythm, and fans clap along, “E L P!” “O-KA-DA!” Okada is still not amused.

Okada pushes ELP back then ROCKS him! And again! And knees and CLUBS and fires off furious fists! The fans boo and Red Shoes reprimands as Okada has ELP on the ropes. Okada steps back but ELP throws a forearm! Okada eggs him on, the fans rally, and ELP throws more forearms! And CHOPS! Okada still eggs ELP on, so ELP hushes the fans. ELP fakes the chop to PURPLE NURPLE! Red Shoes reprimands and ELP lets off at 4. ELP ROCKS Okada, whips, but Okada reverses. ELP ducks ‘n’ dodges and RANAS! And then handsprings up! ELP clotheslines Okada outta the ring! Fans fire up and ELP takes aim! PLANCHA, but Okada moves.

ELP lands safe on the apron, but Okada trips him up! ELP hits apron on the way down and Okada watches him get up. Okada then kicks low and DDTS ELP to the floor! Okada leaves ELP behind to roll into the ring. Red Shoes checks ELP but he’s okay to continue, so the ring count starts. Okada waits, the count passes 10 of 20 before ELP stands. ELP staggers, falls over, staggers up again, and falls at 15! ELP staggers up again, and in at 18! Okada drags ELP up and turns him for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Okada stalks ELP to a corner, drags him up, and throws a heavy back elbow! ELP sits down and Okada paces.

Fans rally up but Okada brings ELP up again. Okada throws another heavy back elbow, then whips ELP corner to corner. Okada runs in to jumping back elbow! Kick and DDT! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer as ELP hangs in there, but Okada grows annoyed. Okada sits ELP up to put on a straitjacket stretch! ELP endures, even as Okada smothers him with a chinlock attachment. ELP fights but Okada goes full chinlock to pull him back! ELP flails, reaches out, fights up to his feet, and he throws elbows. ELP is free, and he CHOPS Okada! Fans rally, ELP runs but into a BOOT! Okada whips ELP but ELP reverses, only for Okada to duck ‘n’ dodge!

But ELP goes the other direction and he CLOBBERS Okada! Fans rally while both men are down. ELP stirs and kips up! Fans cheer, and ELP hits an atomic drop! ELP CHOPS, scoops, and SLAMS Okada into a drop zone! Fans rally and ELP goes up the corner. ELP aims to DIVING ELBOW! Fans rally up and ELP tunes up the band. Fans clap along, Okada stands, SUDDEN- NO, Okada bails out! So ELP goes out after him! Okada kicks him low! Okada whips but ELP jumps over the railing! Okada runs up but ELP ROCKS him first! ELP hops up and TORNADO DDTS to the floor! Fans fire up while both men are down!

Red Shoes checks Okada, and he’s still okay to continue. ELP pounds the floor mats and fans rally up again. ELP stands, shakes the arm out, and he drags Okada up. ELP puts Okada in the ring, wraps him up, and torture racks, but Okada fights free! Okada wraps ELP up, MONEY CLIP! But ELP RAMS Okada into a corner before it locks in! ELP mule kicks, runs, but into a FLAPJACK! We’re past 10 minutes as both men are down again! Fans rally and duel between “O-KA-DA!” and “E L P!” and it sounds like the ELP fans are stronger! ELP rises first, goes to a corner, but Okada runs in to SHOTGUN ELP down!

Okada drags ELP up, Alabama Lifts him, but ELP clicks his heels to fight free! ELP ROCKS Okada, but Okada blocks the whip! Okada whips, runs in, but ELP goes up and over and rolls, to then duck ‘n’ dodges and springboard, into a DROPKICK from Okada! Fans rally and Okada grabs ELP’s wrist. Okada brings ELP around as fans duel again. Okada short arm LARIATS! And he holds onto the wrist to drag ELP up again. Short- NO, ELP BOOTS Okada! And again! And again! Okada still swings, but ELP dodges, only to run into another DROPKICK! Okada ripcords but ELP fights with elbows! So Okada GERMAN SUPLEXES!

Okada holds onto the waistlock, makes it a wristlock to ripcord, but ELP ducks the lariat! And avoids the dropkick, to LIONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Okada survives and fans rally up again. ELP drags Okada up, straitjackets and torture racks, for the BURNING HAMMER! Cover, TWO!! Okada survives but the fans still rally behind ELP! ELP brings Okada up, reels him in, and mocks the Rainmaker pose! But Okada back drops to sit on the cover! TWO!! ELP hits SUDDEN DEATH!! And then he gets Okada up, tucks the arms, C R 2!!! Cover, TWO?!? Okada survives and no one can believe it!

Fans are thunderous while both men are down! ELP drags himself with the ropes and sees Okada’s in the drop zone. ELP goes up the corner, but Okada rolls out of the ring. Fans boo but ELP just changes direction to ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Direct hit and down goes Okada! Fans fire up again and rally behind ELP! We hit 15 minutes as ELP stands up. ELP drags Okada up, puts him in the ring, and he goes up the ropes now! SPRINGBOARD THUNDERKISS onto knees!! Okada brings ELP up, MONEY- NO, ELP arm-drags! SUDDEN- NO, Okada dodges! RAIN- NO, ELP dodge! SUDDEN- NO, Okada scoops!

But ELP turns the scoop around on Okada! TOMBSTONE!! And then the arms are tucked in, C R- NO, Okada powers out to scoop and LANDSLIDE!! And then, RAINMAKER!!! Cover, Okada wins!!

Winner: Kazuchika Okada, by pinfall (gains 2 points; ELP earns 0)

The Headbanga twitched there at the end, but he did not have enough to survive Okada’s onslaught! However, ELP still shows respect to Okada with a bow before he leaves. ELP is stuck at the back of the Block, will he be able to have better luck in round 3?

As for Okada, he catches his breath and gets the mic to say, “MY SECOND WIN~!” Fans cheer, and Okada then asks Yamagata, “How was it? Are you fired up?” Fans cheer because they did like it! Are they fired up? He wants to hear it! The fans cheer louder, and Okada thanks them all for their “super hot support” today. Okada says “The G1 is all about matches like that, and the sound of all you guys, as well.” Okada knows that this was only his second win in the second round, so he’ll take every match as they come. He’ll make this the best summer ever! “And I’ll make sure you all know that Kazuchika Okada is the best ever, to boot!”

Fans cheer, and Okada says “This sweat, this is G1 sweat. Hey, if you don’t yell, I’ll cool off!” Fans cheer again because they wanna keep this hot! They chant for “O-KA-DA! O-KA-DA!” and he says that’s more like it! “This is what wrestling needs! Let’s do it again!” Fans cheer that, too. Okada is looking for his third G1 Climax Championship in a row, because no one’s ever done it! “Who’s gonna be the first? It has to be Okada! I’ll make it three in a row and return to Yamagata as G1 Champion! And once again in Yamagata, I’LL MAKE IT RAIN!!” Fans are fired up for that, but can Okada keep up this momentum?

 

Here are the NEW A Block standings!

Sanada: 2-0, 4 points
Kaito Kiyomiya: 2-0, 4 points
Chase Owens: 1-1, 2 points
Ren Narita: 0-0-2, 2 points
Shota Umino: 0-1-1, 1 point
Yota Tsuji: 0-1-1, 1 point
Gabe Kidd: 1-1, 2 points
Hikuleo: 0-2, 0 points

 

Here are the NEW B Block standings!

Kazuchika Okada: 2-0, 4 points
Taichi: 2-0, 4 points
Will Ospreay: 1-1, 2 points
YOSHI-HASHI: 1-1, 2 points
Tanga Loa: 1-1, 2 points
Kenta: 1-1, 2 points
Great-O-Khan: 0-2, 0 points
El Phantasmo: 0-2, 0 points


My Thoughts:

A great third night for the G1, and a great second round for the A and B Blocks. Some fairly logical results this time around, like Gabe Kidd, Kenta and Ospreay rebounding, Kaito and Taichi winning again, and for that matter, of course Sanada and Okada win as essentially the top two guys in this part of the G1. However, I am really surprised Narita had another time limit draw and with Yota Tsuji this time. Narita neither winning nor losing two matches in a row is a wild move for his first G1 and I’m digging it. Now, I don’t know if I want this a third time, but it’d be wild if he did go three matches in a row with all 20 minute time limit draws.

And going back to Okada winning again, he and ELP had a great main event, that finishing sequence was one of the best tonight, maybe even so far in the G1. ELP continues to show promise, but his only singles achievements are Super J Cup tournament wins, a British J Cup win in Rev-Pro, and being the Rev-Pro Cruiserweight Champion. He has beef with Finlay, he deserves a good feud with Finlay as part of the world finally getting a proper Bullet Club Civil War blowoff match with ELP bringing in like the Guerrillas of Destiny and even Bullet Club Gold from AEW. ELP should be the one to take the NEVER Openweight Championship off Finlay to kickstart a singles push to make ELP a big name in this growing wave of the younger stars.

My Score: 8.8/10


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

Revolution is a mystery!

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This is the biggest Revolution yet!

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

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It’s the Revolution Zero Hour!

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

 

Tony Schiavone and David Crockett are here!

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang, by pinfall

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Best Friends.

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

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

 

We hear from PAC!

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale, by pinfall

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

 

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

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

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

 


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (3/2/24)

It’s an All-Star Collision!

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Who heads into Revolution with a win?

Just 24 hours before Revolution, AEW Collision has a Triple Threat Qualifier for the All Star Scramble! Penta VS Dante Martin VS Bryan Keith for the final spot!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Buddy Matthews VS ???; No Contest.
  • All-Star Scramble Qualifier Triple Threat: Penta El Zero Miedo VS Dante Martin VS Bryan Keith; Dante wins and advances to Revolution.
  • Mariah May VS Angelica Risk; Mariah wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Acclaimed & Austin Gunn VS The Dark Order; The Acclaimed & Austin win.
  • Private Party VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal; Private Party wins.
  • Thunder Rosa VS Cassandra Golden; Rosa wins.
  • 8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta, Hook & Daniel Garcia VS Christian Cage, Killswitch/Luchasaurus, Brian Cage & Roderick Strong; Christian, Luchasaurus, Cage & Strong win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Buddy Matthews VS ???

The House of Black’s Aussie Juggernaut opens Collision on Revolution Eve, but wait! Mark Briscoe drags Buddy out of the ring! The fans fire up but no, Mark is NOT Buddy’s opponent! This is revenge for the beatdown just last week! Mark SMACKS Buddy off the steel steps while the ref reprimands, but then Mark brings out a table! The fans fire up as Mark props that up against railing. But Buddy BOOTS Mark! And he SMACKS Mark off the steps! Buddy grabs a chair, but Mark kicks him low! Mark takes that chair and JAMS Buddy up with it! And SMACKS Buddy on the back! Mark tosses the chair into the ring, but Buddy knees low!

Buddy and Mark scrap, Mark ROCKS Buddy and slides into the ring. Mark then WRECKS Buddy with a dropkick! Buddy hits railing but Mark sets up the chair! Mark builds speed again and uses the chair to FLY! Direct hit, and through the table! The fans are thunderous as Mark rises up and high-fives the front row! Mark shoves Buddy into the ring, and he finds that spike! Mark storms into the ring with it, but Buddy asks for mercy! The fans say spoke him, but here comes Brody King! Brody drags Mark out, Malakai is also headed down here, but Mark dodges Brody to BOOT Malakai! Brody blocks the spike attack!

Brody choke grips Mark, but Mark LOW BLOWS him! Mark gets that chair again and he SMACKS away on Brody! Malakai runs up, but Mark uses the chair as a shield against the kicks! Malakai hobbles, Mark CHUCKS the chair into him! And Mark has the spike!! Mark storms up on Malakai while he’s down, and says this is payback! But then Buddy KNEES Mark down! Buddy saves Malakai, ROCKS Mark with forearms, then ROCKS him again. Buddy brings Mark up the ramp while throwing hands. Buddy underhooks, but Mark fights free! Mark back drops Buddy on the ramp! Then Mark CROSSBODIES Buddy down!

Mark still throws hands on Buddy, grabs something from the stage crew area, but Buddy storms up. Mark elbows Buddy away and- Wait, is that the switch for the pyro?! Mark presses a button, and the flames from Buddy’s entrance literally fire up! Buddy almost gets burned! Security rushes in but Mark keeps throwing Buddy around! Mark shoves Buddy to where the flamethrower is!! But then security swarms him before he can get the switch! The House regroups and retreats before facing disaster! Is Mark going to burn the House down with his own two hands?

 

Swerve Strickland speaks.

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite, The Realest having recovered from Hangman Page getting the jump on him. “I really don’t know what I should be pissed off at more: The fact that Hangman went out there and just ripped my $2,000 Jeff Hamilton exclusive jacket; or the fact that maybe I was just being a little too nice. I don’t really let my guard down too often, and in this business, you pay for it eventually. And it feels like I just paid for it. Swerve hung the Hangman and it was only right for the Hangman to swerve Swerve. You got me. I’ll never take my eyes off you ever again. This Sunday, you can’t get behind me. You gotta look me dead in my eye. I’m not gonna forget this.

“And as far as Joe, hm… I’m taking that championship. Whether I humiliate you on social media or in a promo, it doesn’t matter. I’m doing whatever it takes to walk out the historical figure of AEW, the first African American AEW World Champion. Whose house? Swerve’s House.” Angry yet focused, is Swerve truly the most dangerous man in that Triple Threat?

 

All-Star Scramble Qualifier Triple Threat: Penta El Zero Miedo VS Dante Martin VS Bryan Keith!

So far, it is Chris Jericho, Lance Archer, Will Hobbs, Wardlow, Hook, Brian Cage, and after last night’s Rampage, CMLL’s Magnus. One spot remains, will the eighth man have #CeroMiedo, represent Top Flight, or be looking for his next bounty?

The bell rings and the fans rally as the three stare down. The fans cheer for “CERO! MIEDO!” and Penta reminds Dante that they still owe each other. So listen! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta pie faces Dante but then Keith shoves Penta. Penta takes the glove off! The fans fire up as Penta calls to Abrahantes, but then Keith HEADBUTTS Penta down! Then Dante SUPERKICKS Keith down! Penta gets up to SUPERKICK Dante! Penta KICKS Dante in a leg, KICKS Keith in a leg, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Penta falls out, Keith DECKS Dante! Things get moving, Dante drops, hurdles then rolls back to headscissor! Then he dodges Keith to JUMP KNEE!

Keith falls out but Penta’s up top! Penta CROSSBODIES Dante, rolls off and keeps moving, SLINGBLADE! SLINGBLADE! Penta aims and KICKS Dante in the leg! Dante hobbles, Penta whips him to a corner but Dante reverses. Dante runs up, into a SUPERKICK! Penta then pops Dante up in the corner, SUPERKICK and BACKSTABBER! The fans fire up as Dante bails out and Penta takes aim. Penta builds speed but Keith is back to BOOT him! Fans are torn but Keith just reels Penta in. Keith underhooks but Penta wrenches out. Keith BOOTS the lariat away to then EXPLODER! Keith covers, TWO! Penta stays in this but also goes out of the ring.

Keith drags Penta back in, but Penta KICKS Keith in the leg! Keith CHOPS, so Penta CHOPS! Keith fires up and fires forearms! Penta wobbles but he ROCKS Keith again! They go forearm for forearm, Keith CHOPS and then DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Both men stay up so Dante DOUBLE CROSSBODIES them down! The fans fire up and Dante DIVES! Direct hit into Keith, then Dante runs to DIVE on Penta! The fans fire up again and Dante is feeling it as Collision goes picture in picture.

Dante drags Penta up, DECKS him with a forearm, then goes around the way. The fans fire up with Dante, but Keith BOOTS him down! Keith drags Dante up, CHOPS him, and Dante falls over. Keith turns around into Penta’s SUPERKICK! Penta drags Keith up, SMACKS him off the steps, then drags Dante up. Penta puts Dante against railing, hooks a leg around it, and KICKS! Penta assures the ref, he hit thigh and knee, not groin. Penta stands Keith up but Keith CLAWS Penta’s eyes! The ref reprimands but can’t do much more than that, and Keith KICKS Dante! Keith brings Dante up and into the ring.

Penta chicken wings Keith! Dante WRECKS Keith with a dropkick! But then Penta grabs Dante to spin him around on the apron, and KICK him back into the ring! The fans fire up with “CERO! MIEDO!” while Penta brings Keith into the ring. Penta keeps the chant going but Keith sits up with grit teeth. Keith seethes but Penta brings Dante up first. Collision returns to single picture as Penta CHOPS Dante! Dante CHOPS Penta! Then Dante CHOPS Keith! Keith CHOPS Dante and Penta! Penta SUPERKICKS Dante, Dante SUPERKICKS Keith, so Keith SUPERKICKS Penta! Then Keith and Penta DOUBLE SUPERKICK Dante!

Penta then kicks Keith low, reels him in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Keith RAMS Penta into buckles! Keith fires off CHOPS and forearms! Penta shoves Keith away, but Keith comes back, only to be put up top. Keith HEADBUTTS Penta, reels him in, DIAMOND- NO, Penta stops that and Dante SUPERKICKS Keith! Penta uses Keith for a step, DESTROYER on Dante! Cover, Keith breaks it!! Keith saves Dante but also himself in this match, but “CERO! MIEDO!” continues to echo out in Huntsville. Keith storms up, but Penta KICKS and KICKS and “CERO! MIEDO!” Springboard, but into a BOOT!

Keith reels Penta in to underhook, but Penta fights free! Penta SUPERKICKS Keith, goes up a corner, but Keith RISING HEADBUTTS! Penta falls to the floor and Keith fires up! Keith snarls, storms up on Dante, but Dante catches him to a cradle! TWO, and Dante dodges Keith for the LEAPING sunset flip! Keith rolls through to KNEE! Underhook, TIGER DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Dante survives and the fans fire up again! Dante flounders around, Penta rises up, “This is Awesome!” Keith runs up but Penta GAMANGIRIS! Penta then brings Keith to the apron, but Keith CHOPS! Penta CHOPS back!

Keith snarls, Penta eggs him on, so Keith CHOPS! Penta CHOPS! Neither man is backing down, Keith throat chops! Then Keith fireman’s carries, but Penta fights free! Penta CLUBS away on Keith, reels him in, APRON FEAR FACTOR!! Keith falls to the floor and Penta puts him in. But Dante leaps from the corner! Penta SUPERKICKS Dante outta the air! Dante wobbles on the apron, but he still hurdles over Penta’s tackle! Penta turns around, into an APRON DESTROYER!! Dante hurries to go up a corner, aiming for Keith! MAMBA SPLASH!! Cover, Dante wins!!

Winner: Dante Martin, by pinfall (advances to Revolution)

A huge win for Angelo Dorado, he is the final man in the All-Star Scramble! Will Dante use his speed and agility to snatch that golden ticket to the top?

 

AEW shares more footage from after Dynamite.

AEW Media caught up with Hangman Page backstage, and asked him about the attack on Swerve. Is he really not hurt? Hangman asks back, “Do I look hurt, you dumbass?! I’m fine, I’m in the match, and I’m sorry I took advantage of the trust of the people tonight, but I had to do it! I had to do it! I would rather DIE than have Swerve win the world championship! I would rather DIE than not win it myself! I did what I had to do! He’s hurt! He’s hurt, he’s weakened, he can’t have it, he won’t have it! I won’t let him! I had to do it! I had to do it!” The Cowboy seems to think he had to do what he did, but what will he do in order to finish things at Revolution?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Revolution!

After going back and forth with Julia Hart & Skye Blue, Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale team together against The House of Black for a big Zero Hour tag match! Will the TBS Champion and her sidekick bring down the dynamic duo? Or will the Galaxy’s Greatest Babes with the Power prove The House does NOT always win? Plus, while The Bang Bang Scissor Gang tests out the combination of The Acclaimed & Austin Gunn tonight, they’re ALL going to team together against a rather eclectic six pack. Willie Mack, Private Party, Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett & Satnam Singh are teaming together, but will they be brought down by the AEW Trios & ROH World Six Man Tag Champions?

 

Mariah May VS Angelica Risk!

“Timeless” Toni Storm’s superfan and self-proclaimed protege is back in action, looking to keep her win streak going. Will this be the night she impresses the AEW Women’s World Champion? Or is she simply taking a risk?

The bell rings and Risk circles with Mariah. They tie up but Mariah kicks low! Mariah CLUBS Risk, puts her in a corner, and then puts some major stank on the DOUBLE CHOP! The fans cheer, Mariah stalks Risk to ropes and puts her through to pull her against the ropes! The ref reprimands and counts, Mariah lets go at 4. Risk sputters and coughs, but Mariah pulls her against ropes again! Mariah runs side to side to DROPKICK Risk in the back! Mariah winks to the camera and then brings Risk up. Mariah whips Risk to ropes, scoops her, and spins and spins and spins for the SIDEWALK SLAM!

Risk writhes while Mariah soaks up the cheers. Mariah blows a kiss to Nigel McGuiness and he is rather dramatic about it. Mariah smiles and goes back to Risk. Risk throws hands but Mariah CLUBS her down. Mariah puts Risk in a corner, then digs her boot in! The ref counts again, Mariah lets off at 4 and says she just deserves a slap on the wrist. Mariah then drags Risk up, snapmares her and runs, to basement dropkick! Risk flounders and Mariah shrugs. Mariah kicks Risk around, drags her up, but Risk ROCKS her with haymaker after haymaker! Mariah shoves Risk then DECKS her! Mariah runs up to KNEE Risk down!!

Mariah storms around, drags Risk back up and fireman’s carries, to hit MAYDAY! Cover, Mariah wins!

Winner: Mariah May, by pinfall

Nigel finishes marking out, and here comes Toni Storm! Storm goes right down to the ring and Mariah fangirls over her role model! Storm gets in the ring, but bypasses Mariah to get a mic. “Deonna Purrazzo, I must speak with you right now. Please come to the ring right this instance.” The Virtuosa does make her way out here, and storms right into the ring. Storm stays back and says, “Deonna, please. Hasn’t this gone far enough? Look at us! Look at what we’ve become. Is this really what we trained for? Is this really what we starved for, Deonna? Our friendship, destroyed. A new ta-too, a broken leg, a broken arm. All just to win a match. Is it worth it?” The fans sure think so! Storm isn’t so sure.

So Deonna, Storm says from the bottom of her heart, she loves Deonna. Her ability, her determination, and… that there is only room for one. And as long as Storm shall live and breath, it will never be Deonna! Deonna tells Toni, “I love you, too. I love… that you have your head so far up your own ass, you’re going to lose the one thing that started this entire charade to begin with! And I love, Toni, I love that you have forgotten the most important detail about me. I am the best friend and the worst enemy. I hope you have a bidet. It’s going to be really hard to wipe your ass when I break both of your arms!”

The fans fire up and Storm is unsure how to respond to that. But very well. Goodbye, old friend. Toni brings out lipstick to freshen up her make-up, and she kisses Deonna on the cheek to leave a mark. But Deonna fires forearms! They brawl, Deonna TACKLES Storm, and Mariah runs in to stop it! Mariah TOSSES Deonna away and helps Storm get away. But then Deonna runs up to BOOT Mariah! Deonna reels Mariah in and slashes her throat. This is for Storm! STORM ZERO on Mariah!! Deonna shows Storm that anything Storm can do, Deonna can do better. Will that also apply to being the AEW Women’s World Champion?

 

Six Man Tag: The Acclaimed & Austin Gunn VS The Dark Order!

While it was a bit rocky, Jay White & Colten Gunn made it work with Daddy Ass, so now the other half of the Bang Bang Scissor Gang gives it a go! And that means Platinum Max has a rap! “Bang Bang Scissor Gang, doing our thang!” But then Jay White gets too buddy buddy and it throws Caster off! Fans boo but White apologizes. Caster’s lost his window now, can he get back on the beat in the match? Bowens still says, “Huntsville, Alabamaaa~! The Bang Bang Scissor Gang has arrived! Scissor Me, Daddy Ass!” And he does~!

The trios sort out and Austin starts against Alex Reynolds. The two circle, feel things out, and tie up. They go around, Reynolds headlocks, but Austin wrenches out to headlock back. Reynolds powers up and out, drops down then swings, but Austin ducks ‘n’ dodges and trips Reynolds up! The fans cheer, Austin JABS, JABS, JABS and then two steps for the HAYMAKER! Tag to Caster, he and Austin double whip Reynolds to ropes. They DOUBLE HIP TOSS and we get a shot of “Juiceboard.” Caster brings Reynolds up but Reynolds RAMS him into Dark Order territory! Uno tags in, the Dark Order mugs Caster, but Caster fires off haymakers on them all!

Caster ROCKS Uno again and again, then dodges to DROPKICK! Reynolds runs up, but into a back drop! Silver runs in but into an atomic drop and RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Caster swaggers, but Uno stands up. Caster scoops to SLAM Uno, then tags in Bowens. Bowens tags Austin and Bowens goes up. Time to SCISSOR ME TIMBERS! The remix works just like the classic! Fans fire up as it’s guns and scissors up! But the flow is off again, and Silver BOOTS Bowens! Silver ELBOWS Austin, dodges Caster, and feed to Reynolds, POP-UP UPPERCUT! Uno runs to BOOT Austin then DDT him! Cover, TWO!

Austin stays in there for the BBSG but Uno stays on him with buckle bumps. The Dark Order isolates Austin as Collision goes picture in picture.

Uno DECKS Austin, mocks him as he crawls for the BBSG corner, then STOMPS the hand! Austin writhes, Uno tags Reynolds, and they get Austin up in an open corner. Uno CHOPS, Reynolds clotheslines, and then Reynolds snapmares to IMPLODER SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Austin hurries to ropes and the fans rally up. Reynolds storms up on Austin, taunts Billy & Colten, then tags in Silver. They double whip Austin to ropes to double drop toehold and DOUBLE BASEMENT DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Silver scowls as he stays between Austin and The Acclaimed. Silver sits Austin up to KICK!

Austin sputters, Silver KICKS him again! Then Silver sucker punches Bowens down! The ref reprimands while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Uno is again taunting Austin to tag his team. Uno then drags Austin up, whips him away, but Austin uses that to BLAST Silver & Reynolds! Uno blocks Austin’s kick but the ref refuses to play along! Uno is upset, but Austin gets a leg and he gives it to the ref! Now the ref is okay with it, and Austin hits the NECKBREAKER! The fans fire up while Austin and Uno are both down! Uno and Austin crawl, their teams reach for them, and Hot tags to Bowens and Reynolds! The Five Tool Player rallies on the Dark Order! ROLLING ELBOW for Uno! ROLLING ELBOW for Reynolds! Then Rock Paper Scissors SUPERKICK for Silver!

The fans fire up as Reynolds gets the same, plus the FAMOUSER BULLDOG! Bowens shouts, “EVERYONE! LOVES! THE ACCLAIMED! BANG BANG!” But then Uno drags Bowens out and POSTS him! Caster CLOBBERS Uno, fires off on him, but Silver DIVES! Down goes Caster, but Billy tells the Meat Man to watch himself. Silver just flexes and says, “I’m freakin’ jacked, baby!” Silver shoves Billy and the ref has to stop the rest of BBSG from going after Silver! But this lets Uno & Reynolds both get Caster up, and Silver runs in! PENDULUM BOMB!! Reynolds covers, AUSTIN BREAKS IT! What a save!

Uno CLUBS Austin, runs up, but Austin gets around the boot! Dragon sleeper, SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Austin says “SUCK IT!” but Silver tags in and CLOBBERS him! BOOT WASH to GERMAN SUPLEX! Silver & Reynolds have Bowens isolated! Silver clotheslines, GAMANGIRIS, and whips, but Bowens reverses! The ROLLING ELBOW from Reynolds hits Silver! Bowens tags Caster, then clinch for THE ARRIVAL! Caster is up top, MIC DROP!! Cover, BBSG wins!

Winners: The Acclaimed & Austin Gunn, by pinfall

Jay White slides in to give the boys their belts, and he scissor fingers with Caster. The gang makes it work again, and look ready for Revolution’s 12 Man Tag! Will the super group be unstoppable despite the dysfunction?

 

Backstage interview with Kris Statlander, Willow Nightingale & Stokely Hathaway.

Speaking of dysfunction, Lexi Nair is with the trio of Galaxy’s Greatest Babes with the Power and their manager, nothing the loss to Skye Blue just on Dynamite. However, they do have the tag team match against Skye & Julia tomorrow night, are they having a different tactic going into it? Stokely wants to “address the elephant in the room” and go with the word of the day, “accountability.” He was watching a lot of The View, he is a Whoopi stan, so hey, he just wants to say sorry. Willow says put apologies aside. No more talking, they need to get on the same page. Tomorrow is not about friendship, it is about Revolution!

Willow warns Julia & Skye, “Stat and I are gonna kick your ass!” The Babe with the Power has flipped the switch from happy to angry, is tomorrow night’s Zero Hour going to be the last time the House of Black gets the better of her and Statlander?

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

He brings in one of the men who gets a chance at an AEW World Championship opportunity in the All-Star Scramble. It is the one and only… WARDLOW! The Undisputed Kingdom’s War Dog makes his way to the ring and he just takes the mic away. “You know the deal.” Schiavone bows out and Wardlow says, “Looks like I finally got somebody’s attention around here, huh?” Fans sound a bit torn but Wardlow says, “Two years ago, I won the Face o the Revolution Ladder match. One year ago, I choked out your King. This year, FINALLY, I get my shot at the world heavyweight championship, after I beat all the other ‘all-stars’ in the match.”

Fans boo but Wardlow says the real question is: Who’s it gonna be? Wardlow VS Hangman? He’ll slap the Cowboy’s mustache into the third row and send him back into depression! Wardlow VS Swerve? The fans like him, right? It’s Swerve’s House, right? Wardlow will kick the door of that house down and whoop Swerve’s ass from the basement to the attic, because nobody else gets to eat before him! So swerve back into your lane and dance your ass to the back of the line! Swerve’s House only exists in Wardlow’s World! Maybe it’ll be Wardlow VS Joe. The fans chant for “JOE! JOE! JOE!” but Wardlow says he is so sick hearing these “dumb hillbillies” chant for Joe!

Wardlow says that he hopes it IS Joe! Because everybody knows that Joe is in Wardlow’s spot! And this time, Wardlow will finish the job. Not only is Wardlow going to take his spot, take his title, but beat Joe so badly that Joe will be forced to put on a headset and sit at the announce desk where he belongs! YEAH, Wardlow is him! He’s been him, will always be him! And tomorrow night, Wardlow reminds everyone that he is STILL the Face of the Revolution! Wardlow is the Uncrowned King of AEW, because this is no longer wrestling! This is WAR! But wait! Here comes Chris Jericho!

Wardlow huffs and puffs as The Ocho makes his way out here, mic in his own hand. Jericho asks a question: What exactly is Wardlow going on about? Swerve, Hangman and Joe? They are all great competitors, but Wardlow’s not fighting those three! He’s in the Scramble, and maybe you don’t know Jericho, but he’s not an all-star, he is one of the greatest to ever do this! And if Wardlow thinks he’ll just pass over him and six other men, six of the greatest performers worldwide, here’s some information for you. Jericho is the Ocho because he is an eight-time world champion, and the very-first AEW World Champion!

The fans cheer and Wardlow mockingly claps. Jericho says that makes the score 8-0 in Jericho’s favor cuz Wardlow ain’t won sh*t. The fans cheer that! So before Wardlow disrespects Jericho and says he’ll go right to the top, Jericho will remind Wardlow that it’s been four YEARS since Jericho lost that title to Jon Moxley in one of the greatest matches in AEW history, and Jericho hasn’t had even a chance to get it back, or even sniff it. So tomorrow at Revolution, this isn’t just another match for Jericho, this is a chance for him to get back to where he thinks he can be, to where he knows he can be, and that is the AEW World Championship!

Jericho knows he’s good enough. The question is: Is Wardlow? Wardlow chuckles but Jericho says Wardlow’s complaining about being overlooked and pushed aside. Thousands of people used to chant Wardlow’s name, he had a rocket that was put on upside-down, blah blah blah. Does Wardlow think that maybe it wasn’t any of those things? Maybe the people stopped chanting because Wardlow just wasn’t good enough. Maybe it’s that aren’t as good as you think, “Mike.” Wardlow scowls at Jericho using his first name. But y’know what, Chris? You’re right. Because Wardlow was this close to the top of the mountain that he could smell it.

But after Double or Nothing, Wardlow shows up for work, just to take a step backwards. And then the next week, another step, and another, and another. So yeah, that pisses Wardlow off to the point that he let it eat him away, to where he was taking work home and he let it ruin his personal life. Wardlow lost his best friend to this, and he lost himself! But after sitting at home for three MONTHS with no phone call, Wardlow slowly started to remember who he was. And he did what he have done so many times in his life: pick himself up off the floor, put himself back together, and then came back here to remind ALL OF YOU just who the hell he is!

BECAUSE HE IS WARDLOW! The biggest and baddest SOB to ever step into the ring! And he doesn’t give a DAMN what your name is, how many titles you’ve won, and just like he said last week, Wardlow is done eating the scraps! The fans fire up as Wardlow says if Jericho doesn’t think Wardlow’s good enough, well, Wardlow’s right here. Feel free to come down and show Wardlow so Wardlow can remind Jericho! Oh, if Wardlow wants Jericho to prove something, fine. Jericho will take that rocket off his back and shove it up his ass! Right, Huntsville? But wait! HOBBS CLOBBERS JERICHO! Wardlow chuckles, but Hobbs says watch this!

Hobbs rains down fists on Jericho, then tells Wardlow that HOBBS is the biggest and baddest! Fans boo but Hobbs says they’ve got one more day before this happens! The fans chant for “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” The Scramble is beefy, will it be one of the behemoths that comes out on top?

 

Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

Lexi is now with the Professor of Pro-Wrestling, and says she is arguably the most experienced woman in the AEW locker room today. And currently, she is undefeated. But we’ve also seen a new side of her. Tell us just what’s going on. Deeb says not only is she undefeated in her return, she is undeniable and unstoppable. She’s putting on clinic after clinic every single week. And to be honest, no one’s really even challenged her in the ring yet. And that makes sense, because she is the Professor, the Woman of 1000 Holds. To be honest, she doesn’t think the competition she’s faced so far knows the difference between a wristlock and wristwatch.

So if you’re listening, if you’re watching, and if you consider yourself one of the best, step into Deeb’s Dojo and test yourself against the most elite wrestler. She’ll be here each and every week showing the world that nobody does what she does in that ring, and why Deeb is The Final Boss. A huge challenge has been issued, will anyone step up?

 

Private Party VS Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal!

Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy want to finally be at the top of the AEW Tag Division, but they’ve got to keep up the pace if they wanna reach it. Will they do just that against the Fallen Angel & Zen Assassin? Or will the former ROH World Tag Team Champions show them what it takes to really get there?

The teams sort out and Sydal starts against Zay. They circle and talk trash, Zay blaming Sydal for the loss in the Trios Triple Threat while Sydal says he was carrying Private Party. The two shove, then Sydal arm-drags! Sydal taunts Zay, dodges him, then tilt-o-whirls to RANA! Sydal then ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA again! The fans fire up and Sydal runs up again. Tilt-o-whirl ARM-DRAG! Quen runs in, but into an arm-drag! Then Daniels gets in to arm-drag Quen! Zay arm-drags Daniels, but Sydla arm-drags Zay! The teams regroup and the fans cheer but the ref wants everyone to calm down. Quen and Daniels back off, but then Sydal and Zay tag them in.

The fans cheer as Daniels and Quen circle now. Quen is annoyed by how many are cheering for Daniels and not him. Quen and Daniels then tie up, Quen headlocks, but Daniels throws body shots. Daniels powers out, Quen rolls over the dropdown and starts up the “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” chant. Daniels smirks, runs up, but Quen trips him up! Quen speeds up, steps over Daniels, “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Daniels is annoyed but he runs up. Quen bypasses but Daniels steps on him now! Daniels says “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” but then wags his fingers. He does the Curry Man Dance! The fans cheer but Quen runs up, into a hip toss!

Tag to Sydal, he and Daniels mug Quen, then Sydal whips Quen into a corner for the GAMANGIRI! Daniels feeds Quen to the ROUNDHOUSE then adds an STO! Sydal gets the fans fired up for the STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Sydal taunts Quen, brings him up, and KCIKS a leg! Tag to Daniels, he and Sydal double wrench Quen to bring him to his knees. Sydal KICKS and Daniels BLINDSIDE LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Quen stays in this and Collision goes picture in picture.

Daniels is annoyed but he brings Quen up to headlock. Quen powers out, drops down, and Zay gets a cheap shot in! Zay gets away from Daniels, and Quen DROPKICKS Daniels down! Daniels ends up on the apron, Zay tags in so he can jump in, springboard and STUNNER Daniels off the apron! Daniels staggers around, Zay distracts the ref so Quen can CLOBBER Daniels! Zay goes out to shine Daniels’ head, then put him in the ring. Zay stomps Daniels, then puts him in a corner. Zay stomps a mudhole now, then tags Quen. Private Party says “STOMPS! STOMPS! STOMPS!” but they stop as the ref counts.

Quen kick steps and rolls back to taunt Sydal, then goes back for Daniels. Quen UPPERCUTS Daniels, puts him in the corner, and digs his boot in. The ref counts, Quen lets off at 4, but Zay CHOKES Daniels behind the ref’s back! Sydal protests but that only lets Zay do more! Zay lets off in time, then tags in. Private Party whip Daniels to atomic drop and ENZIGIRI! Quen then sweeps Daniels’ legs and Zay adds the HIP DROP, into a CAMEL CLUTCH! Quen runs to LEAP FROG STOMP, and then Zay BLASTS Sydal off the apron! Sydal is furious and the ref reprimands Private Party, but they just soak up the heat.

Zay brings Daniels up but Daniels throws body shots and forearms! Daniels runs but Zay LARIATS him down! Zay stays between Daniels and his corner, then he brings Daniels up to snapmare and chinlock. Zay grinds Daniels down, Daniels endures, and Collision returns to single picture. Sydal coaches Daniels as he fights up, and Daniels throws body shots. Zay CLUBS away on Daniels, shines the bald head, then kicks low. But Daniels stops the Twist of Fate! Zay comes back, into a FLATLINER! Both men are down and the fans rally up! Zay and Daniels crawl, hot tags to Quen and Sydal! Sydal DROPKICKS Quen!

Sydal JUMP KICKS Quen, ROUNDHOUSES him, then JUMP KICKS Zay! Sydal KICKS Quen, KICKS Zay, repeat! The fans fire up, Sydal dodges Private Party and DOUBLE RANAS! Then QUESTION MARK KICK for Zay! Quen swings but Sydal gets under to wrench and lift, AIR RAID CRASH! Cover, TWO! Quen is still in this and Sydal grows frustrated. Sydal basement dropkicks Zay into buckles, then he runs corner to corner at Quen. Quen dodges and the splash hits buckles! Zay runs in, but Sydal BOOTS! Sydal runs up but Kassidy ducks, Quen BOOTS Sydal! Quen reels Sydal in, Kassidy goes up, but SWANTON NECKBREAKER COMBO! Cover, TWO!!

The fans fire up and Quen can’t believe it! Quen calls to Zay, they get Sydal up to mug him. Private Party double whip, Sydal KICKS Quen then HEEL KICKS Zay, and a ROUNDHOUSE to Quen! Tag to Daniels and he JABS away on Private Party. Quen kicks low, Private Party double whip, but Daniels ducks the lariats! Sydal & Daniels LARIAT Private Party! The fans fire up as Sydal goes up and Daniels brings Quen around. Daniels underhooks but Kassidy saves Quen! Quen back drops free! Sydal leaps over Quen to METEORA Zay! Daniels is back up, but Quen dodges to Michael Jackson “HEE HEE~,” only for Daniels to dodge the Pele!

Daniels reels Quen in for ANGEL’S WINGS!! Cover, but wait, who’s storming down the ramp? It’s TRIPLE J! Jeff Jarrett and Sonjay Dutt distract the ref, while Jay Lethal gets in to give Daniels a LETHAL COMBINATION! Lethal drags Quen onto Daneils and now the ref sees the cover, Private Party wins!

Winners: Private Party, by pinfall

Quen & Zay get an assist from their future tag partners in Revolution’s 12 Man Tag! Sonjay does his best to dance to the music, but will this dirty half dozen find a way to beat all the Six Man Champions tomorrow night?

 

Thunder Rosa VS Cassandra Golden!

Serena Deeb may be undefeated in her return, but so has La Mera Mera! The former AEW Women’s World Champion wants to get some gold again, will she make it 5-0 in 2024? Or will this Collision be Golden?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally as the two tie up and ago around. Golden shoves Rosa away, but Rosa shrugs that off. Golden runs in but Rosa gets her in a facelock! Rosa throws knees into Golden, but Golden powers up to throw Rosa away! Golden runs up, Rosa dodges the boot to BOOT Golden! Rosa eggs Golden on, then CHOPS her! And LARIATS her! Rosa fires up and the fans are with her! Rosa kicks Golden around, asks who is questioning her return, then bumps Golden off buckles. Rosa CHOPS, then CHOPS again! The fans fire up as Rosa stands Golden up and CHOPS again! Rosa then brings Golden around, fireman’s carries, but Golden fights free!

Golden ROCKS Rosa and Rosa staggers to a corner. Golden runs in, but Rosa dodges to SHOTGUN Golden down! The fans fire up and Rosa runs corner to corner to HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! Rosa pushes Golden out of the corner, climbs up the corner, and she DOUBLE DIVING STOMPS! Golden writhes but Rosa still keeps on her! COBRA CLUTCH STRETCH! Golden taps, Rosa wins!

Winner: Thunder Rosa, by submission

That’s a new twist to La Mera Mera’s arsenal! And she says it’s story time! “I’m still here, right? La Mera Mera hasn’t left. I know you wanna push me aside, but I won’t back down. Because it’s my time. And remember, get a little closer, because you’re gonna get burned!” Is nothing and no one going to stop Rosa from taking a title in 2024?

 

8 Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta, Hook & Daniel Garcia VS Christian Cage, Killswitch/Luchasaurus, Brian Cage & Roderick Strong!

There are many titles on the line this Sunday, and the AEW International Championship and AEW TNT Championships are no exception! Freshly Squeezed will be facing the Savior of the Backbreaker while Captain Charisma will be facing the Dragonslayer, and let’s not forget the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil and Machine are both in the All-Star Scramble! Which quirky quartet captures some critical momentum just 24 hours away from Revolution?

The teams sort out and while Garcia is glaring at Christian, Christian of course backs down. Instead, we get Brian Cage and #JustTrent. They tie up, Cage shoves Trent to a corner but Trent dodges the clothesline. Trent CHOPS, Cage runs up but Trent dodges again to headlock. Cage powers up and powers out, then he runs Trent over! “Who betta than Cage, huh!?” Trent scrambles to his feet, talks it over with his corner, and tags in Garcia! Garcia dares Christian to step up but it’s Roddy who tags in instead. Roddy and Garcia circle but Roddy SPITS at Cassidy! Cassidy leaves that alone so Roddy and Garcia tie up.

Roddy and Garcia go around, Roddy wrenches through to wristlock. Garcia rolls, rolls and rolls to get free! The fans cheer as Garcia wags his finger. Garcia and Roddy feel things out, tie up, and Roddy wrenches to wrangle Garcia with another wristlock. Garcia fights up, but Roddy wrenches again. Garcia grabs at Roddy for a clinch, pushes him around and turns him, then slips to a headlock! The fans cheer this technical exchange as Roddy pries at the hold. Roddy pops out the back to headlock and hit the takeover. Garcia headscissors, Roddy moves around, and Roddy turns Garcia over. Roddy then ties the legs up, and he smacks Garcia on the head.

The fans boo but Roddy stares Garcia down. Garcia stands, they tie up, and go around. Garcia puts Roddy in a corner, the ref counts, and Garcia lets off slowly, to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP again! Garcia whips corner to corner, runs up and clotheslines, then brings Roddy in! Garcia lifts but Cage makes the save! So Garcia fires shots on Cage! Cage takes a swing but Garcia ducks, and Hook is there to ROCK Cage! They pinball Cage around, then Roddy runs in. Garcia sends Roddy into Cage, then UPPERCUTS Roddy! Garcia feeds Roddy to Hook’s SAYANAGI! The young studs fist bump and the fans cheer.

The ref wants someone to get in, so Killswitchasaurus and Captain Charisma step up! Cage also joins in, but then Cassidy & Trent back Hook and Garcia up! The fans fire up for the stare down, Collision goes picture in picture.

The ref has everyone cool off, but Christian still swipes at Garcia. Garcia kicks at Christian but this boils back down to just Garcia and Roddy. Roddy tags Cage back in, he circles with Garcia. They tie up, Cage RAMS Garcia into a corner! And again, and again! Cage then CHOPS Garcia while Prince Nana talks trash. Cage soaks up the heat, runs corner to corner, but Garcia BOOTS him! Cage tries again but Garcia dropkicks the legs out! Cage hits buckles, Garcia does his dance! Then Garcia BOOT WASHES Cage halfway out the ring! Garcia drags Cage up, UPPERCUTS him, then whips Cage to ropes. Cage reverses and Christian gets a cheap shot in!

Garcia swings on Christian but Christian scurries away, and then Cage CLOBBERS Garcia! Cage tags Roddy and Roddy drags Garcia up to CHOP him in a corner. And CHOP again! Roddy brings Garcia around, tags in Luchasaurus, and they mug Garcia. Luchasaurus scoops to SNAKE EYES Garcia, then runs to CLOBBER him! Luchasaurus stays between Garcia and his team, then drags Garcia up. Luchasaurus TOSSES Garcia to the corner, fires off body shots and an UPPERCUT, then tags in Christian. Now the Patriarch of AEW wants after Garcia, and he CHOKES Garcia against ropes as Collision goes to break!

Collision returns and Cage has Garcia in an open corner. Cage whips corner to corner, gets the Terminator drums started, then runs in. Cage blocks a boot to ROCK Garcia! Cage then scoops Garcia, but Garcia slips fere to shove him into the corner! Garcia climbs up on Cage and he rains down fists! The fans count along, but Cage shoves Garcia down at 6! Cage then drags Garcia up for the deadlift SUPERPLEX! Cage shouts, “Who betta than Cage?!” Fans boo but Cage tags Roddy. Roddy deadlifts Garcia for a BACKBREAKER! Roddy stomps Garcia, tags Christian, and they stomp Garcia together while fans boo.

Christian keeps Garcia from his team, puts him back int he corner and CHOPS! Tag back to Roddy, he CHOPS Garcia! Roddy CHOPS again, then tags Cage. The stomping resumes, and then Cage drags Garcia up. Cage RAMS Garcia into the corner, RAMS him again, then soaks up the heat. But Garcia fires off hands on the rest! Luchasaurus grabs Garcia by the neck, but Garcia HOTSHOTS the arm! Fans fire up, Cage runs in, but Garcia leaps at him! Cage picks Garcia up to suplex, but Garcia DDT COUNTERS! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! Hot tag to Roddy and he hurries, but hot tag to Trent!

Trent rallies on Roddy as revenge for what The Undisputed Kingdom has been up to! Roddy swings, Trent dodges to METEORA! Christian gets in, but he gets a GERMAN SUPLEX! Trent holds on, GERMAN SUPLEX again! Then the HALF ‘N’ HALF! Fans fire up as Trent dodges Roddy and gives him a TORNADO DDT! Trent builds speed and he DIVES, into Luchasaurus’ hands! APRON CHOKE SLAM! Trent flops back down and Luchasaurus snarls. Roddy and Christian regroup with the team as Luchasaurus puts Trent in. Roddy stomps Trent, then digs his boot in. Trent goes to the apron but Roddy uses that to ROPE GUILLOTINE!

The fans boo and Trent flounders, but Collision again goes picture in picture.

Trent sputters, but Cage stomps him on the apron! The ref is too busy with Trent’s team as they protest so Cage gets away with that. Luchasaurus then CHOPS Trent in a corner! And ROCKS him! And stomps him! Luchasaurus drags Trent up, whips him corner to corner hard, and Trent tumbles up and out to the floor! Luchasaurus roars, Trent sputters, and the ref is busy with Cassidy so Christian gets a cheap shot in! Roddy wants one but the ref is paying attention to them by then. Luchasaurus fetches Trent into the ring, then keeps him from his corner with a chinlock. Luchasaurus CLUBS away on Trent’s chest!

Luchasaurus drags Trent up, tags in Christian, and The Patriarchy mugs Trent. Christian snapmares Trent and then claws at Trents’ face! The ref reprimands, Christian lets off to stare Garcia down, but Garcia almost gets a shot in! Christian taunts Garcia, brings Trent up, but Trent throws a forearm! Christian ROCKS Trent in return, then clamps on a SLEEPER! Trent sputters and Collision returns to single picture as the fans rally up. Trent fights as Christian squeezes tight, and Trent throws body shots! The fans fire up as Trent runs, but into a kick! Then a REVERSE DDT! Fans boo but Christian goes up a corner. Christian DIVING HEADBTT FLOPS as Trent moves!

The fans fire up while both men are down! Trent and Christian crawl, their teams reach out, hot tag to Roddy, and he CLOBBERS Trent to deny Cassidy! The fans boo as Roddy mocks the hands up and hands into pockets. Trent crawls while Roddy gives him the “devastating” kicks a la Cassidy. The fans boo as Roddy stomps Trent, then hauls him up and around, for a BOSTON CRAB! But Trent rolls right through to BOOT Roddy away! Hot tags to Cage and Cassidy! Cassidy ducks Cage to bump him off buckles! He does the same to Christian! Then another for Cage! Cassidy climbs to CROSSBODY Christian!

Cassidy SHOTGUNS Luchasaurus, dodges Cage and tilt-o-whirls, only for Cage to stop the DDT! But then STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE hits! Cassidy DIVES onto Roddy, goes back in and tilt-o-whirl DDTS Cage! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives and Roddy shouts at Cassidy, “You want some?!” But it’s Luchasaurus who grabs Cassidy! And Garcia! But they break free, dodge Luchasaurus, and ORANGE PUNCH! SHINING WIZARD! Roddy gives Cassidy a SICK KICK! But Garcia CHOPS and SLAPS Roddy over and over! Then SAIDO! Christian SPEARS Garcia! But Hook clinches, EL CAMINO! The fans fire up but Cage aims at Hook!

Hook swings on Cage, but into a FULL NELSON SLAM!! Cassidy runs in, but into an F5!! Cover, Garcia AND Hook break it! The fans fire up, Luchasaurus reaches out to tag in off Cage. Hook is still after Cage, Garcia joins in, but Luchasaurus grabs Cassidy. Trent goes after Luchasaurus and now Best Friends mug him! Roddy gets up, Cassidy BLASTS him off the apron! Cassidy DIVES, but into END OF HEARTACHE!! Cage powers out, but Hook & Garcia dodge to DOUBLE LARIAT him and themselves out of the ring! Trent is on Luchasaurus with a SLEEPER BACKPACK, and he’s bringing the dinosaur to his knees!

The fans fire up but Luchasaurus pries at the hold. Luchasaurus has a second wind and he THROWS Trent away! Roddy’s got Cassidy down in the Strong Hold!! Trent stagger sup, into the JURASSIC HEADBUTT! Luchasaurus snarls, dares Trent to get up, and then choke grips, for the JURASSIC CHOKE- VICTORY ROLL!! TWO!!! Luchasaurus escapes, Trent SUPERKICKS him! Luchasaurus stays up, so Trent SUPERKICKS again! Luchasaurus flounders, Trent aims from the corner, but Christian runs up! Trent DECKS Christian, but Nick Wayne CLUBS Trent! EXTINCTION LARIAT!! Cover, Patriarchy and friends win!

Winners: Christian Cage, Luchasaurus, Brian Cage & Roderick Strong, by pinfall

All the extra help on the outside steered things in their direction, and now the TNT Champion has momentum going into Revolution! Taven & Bennett then show up so they can help Roddy mug Cassidy! The Undisputed Kingdom vows Cassidy won’t even make it to tomorrow night! Cage and Hook brawl, Luchasaurus & Christian mug Trent! Cage whips Hook hard into railing! Luchasaurus & Nick get chairs for Papa Christian and Matthew Menard shouts from commentary! Daddy Magic storms in, but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS him down! Then Luchasaurus gives Menard the FULL METAL CHOKE SLAM!!

Menard writhes as the chair is bent from his body hitting it! Hook baits Cage in and sends him into steps! Christian is still after Garcia, but Hook leaps to LARIAT Cage down! The Undisputed Kingdom has let off of Cassidy, but Garcia turns things around on Christian! Garcia CLUBS away on Christian and chases him up the ramp! Then he sends Christian into the LED screen! It is still chaos up and down and all around ringside, but will Christian survive Red Death to still be TNT Champion? Does Cassidy stand a chance of retaining the International Championship when he can barely stand on his own two feet? All this and more will be answered tomorrow night at Revolution!


My Thoughts:

A great Collision here, especially as the go-home to Revolution. I like the move of Mark attacking Buddy to “cancel a match,” and then Mark became a one man wrecking crew to really escalate things between him and The House of Black. I’m thinking if Mark doesn’t get allies to help him, then he should have some sort of three match series with The House. Mark will face each member 1v1, from Buddy to Brody to Malakai, and who knows how that goes, but Mark beating Malakai would be a good blowoff that also gets Mark towards a title story for the Summer. And really good promos from Swerve and Hangman to top off things for Revolution, with Hangman having a rather manic and desperate take on being a Face turning Heel. That’s a much more realistic turn in his character rather than the usual “I’m just a bad guy now” kind of stuff.

Really good segment from Wardlow, Jericho and Hobbs. While it’s not really good that Tony Khan books his people into these positions where their characters are always going, “It’s about time I get to do something in this company!” at least Wardlow is making the most of it with how passionate that promo was. And then while Jericho maybe goes one line too long for his part, at least Hobbs just beats Jericho down to make his point. Go-home math probably doesn’t work here, Jericho isn’t suddenly going to win out just because of this. I am still going with Wardlow as first pick, Hobbs as second.

Speaking of the Scramble, great Triple Threat, and a great win for Dante. I did not expect that, I really thought it was gonna be Penta, but Dante is another great high-flyer to get in on a rather bulky field. Great win for Mariah May, though I don’t think her matches have really gone long enough to showcase everything she can do. But it was also a great segue for Storm and Deonna to have their final face to face. Deonna stands tall because she puts the hurt on Mariah, that makes me think Storm retains and we slowly turn the corner to where Mariah gets fed up with Storm not caring about her at all, despite taking all these hits for her.

Great win for Thunder Rosa, and her little mini-promo after was really good, too. Again, feels like a case parallel to Wardlow about being a little annoyed at having to wait for stuff. Rosa did show up during the hype towards Collision’s debut, but then was not on a single Collision for months. Good promo from Deeb, too, and I want to say her saying “Final Boss” is some plug for Mercedes Mone to show up and be “THE Boss,” what with Big Business in Boston happening in a couple weeks. And apparently we’re not getting a TBS Championship or even a contender’s match. However, perhaps Willow & Kris VS Julia & Skye establishes someone as a #1 contender through the rankings to build towards the next PPV.

Really good stuff out of Bang Bang Scissor Gang, including their use of dysfunction within the group. They still win out because sadly, The Dark Order’s resurgence was only on ROH and then they got brought back to AEW just to eat losses. But with this being the second week in a row Caster can’t get a rap out, something is about to fall apart between the BBSG, whether we want it to or not. Meanwhile, Triple J helps Private Party win, maybe Jeff Jarrett wants to try and make a super group of his own. And apparently Lethal is onboard, because last we saw they were still arguing, so maybe Revolution swaps a super group we want for one that doesn’t make sense.

And great 8 Man Tag main event with a lot of stories plugged at once. The Heels winning made sense, and Trent taking the loss while Luchasaurus gets the win also makes sense. The math isn’t really affected by that necessarily, because then the chaotic brawl happens and we get varied results. Cassidy was beat down, so I’d think he beats Roddy. Meanwhile, Garcia threw Christian down before cameras cut away, so I guess that means Christian finds a way to win. Which makes sense, we just saw how Christian has three minions and Garcia only has Daddy Magic watching his back. That is, if Edge doesn’t show up to help Garcia.

Adam Copeland costing Christian the title rather than taking it himself would be good stuff for their feud, which doesn’t even really need the title. Edge VS Christian, The Final Chapter, just needs Luchasaurus to man up and turn on Christian and weaken the Patriarchy.

My Score: 8.8/10


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