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OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Jon Moxley VS Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes; Moxley wins.
  • NJPW Strong Openweight Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Wheeler Yuta; Eddie wins and retains the title.
  • Six Woman Tag: Kris Statlander, Hikaru Shida & Britt Baker VS Nyla Rose, Marina Shafir & Emi Sakura; Kirs, Shida & Britt win.
  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Penta El Zero Miedo w/ Alex Abrahantes; Cassidy wins and retains the title.

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Jon Moxley VS Komander w/ Alex Abrahantes!

While the Maniac is set to go after the AEW International Championship at All Out, which we’ll see defended in tonight’s main event, he is looking to sharpen his fangs. Will the friend of a friend of Orange Cassidy’s end up fodder for Moxley? Or can Komander be a major speedbump on the way to this Sunday?

The bell rings and Moxley BOOTS Komander right down! Fans fire up and Moxley stands Komander up, to CHOP him down! Komander goes to a corner but Moxley CHOPS him again! Then bumps him off buckles! Moxley digs his boots into Komander at the ropes, lets off as the ref counts, and Moxley takes a bow for the Chicago crowd. Moxley drags Komander up, CHOPS him again, then JABS, and CHOPS! And JABS! Moxley whips corner to corner, but runs into a BOOT! And another BOOT! Komander fires forearms, runs, tilt-o-whirls and RANAS! Moxley tumbles out of the ring and fans fire up!

Komander climbs a corner, aims, and SUPER CROSSBODIES! Direct hit at the ramp! Fans rally for “KO-MAN-DER!” as he RAMS Moxley into steel steps. Komander puts Moxley in the ring, climbs the corner again, but Moxley ROCKS him first! Moxley climbs up to CLAW Komander’s back! Moxley pulls on the mask, then CLAWS Komander’s back again! Fans rally, Moxley brings Komander up but Komander throws body shots! Komander HEADBUTTS Moxley down, then adjusts, to SKY TWISTER FLOP as Moxley moves! Moxley then stands up in the corner, storms up on Komander, and brings him up to X-PLEX!

Moxley soaks up the cheers and jeers as he flexes. Moxley goes back to Komander as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Moxley has Komander by the wrists, and gives him DRAGON STOMPS! Shoutout to Bryan Danielson as Moxley just keeps going! Cover, TWO! Moxley keeps focus and drags Komander over to the apron, then the floor, to RAM him into the timekeeper’s table! Moxley then brings Komander up to SMACK him off the table! Moxley headlocks and he brings Komander around the way. Moxley makes sure fans get a good look of the headlock punch! Komander flops against railing, Moxley backs up to run back in, and clothesline Komander against railing! The ref reprimands, wants this back in the ring, but Moxley whips, only for Komander to reverse! Moxley hits railing!

The ref checks both men, they’re okay to continue, and both men stand. Moxley slides into the ring first, Komander follows, and Moxley wants mercy? But then he evades a kick, only for Komander to hit a kick! Komander fires off forearms, then runs, to go up and up and CROSSBODY, but Moxley catches him! Moxley walks around with Komander, swings him and hits a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Moxley stays close to have an arm, for a double wristlock! Komander endures as Moxley tortures his arm! Komander manages to clasp hands, fights and moves around, and stands to throw body shots! But Moxley throws a knee!

Moxley KICKS Komander, KICKS him again, then KICKS again! Komander staggers to ropes, Moxley keeps after him, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Moxley wraps on a facelock. Moxley makes it a vice grip and he grinds Komander down! Komander fights up, throws body shots, and fans rally. Moxley HEADBUTTS Komander, reels him in and picks him up, but Komander fights! Moxley CLUBS Komander, gets him up, but Komander turns bomb into FACEBUSTER! Fans fire up as Komander and Moxley stand, and Moxley JABS! Komander ROCKS! Moxley throws a forearm, so Komander throws another, and another and another!

Komander CHOPS, runs, and LARIATS, but Moxley stays up! Komander runs to LRIAT again but Moxley is still up! Moxley SLAPS Komander, runs, but Komander dodges to LARIAT! Down goes Moxley! Fans fire up as Moxley staggers up, and Komander kicks. Moxley ducks but the HEEL KICK hits! Komander runs to dropkick the legs out! Komander keeps moving, BASEMENT DDT! Fans fire up and Komander aims. Komander CLUBS Moxley, torture racks, and hits a LUNG BLOWER! Cover, TWO! Moxley survives but Komander goes up the corner. Fans fire up for the tightrope walk, 450 onto knees!!

Fans fire up as Moxley saves himself! Moxley storms up and LARIATS Komander down! Then the PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Komander survives but Moxley is right on him, HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Then REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Komander flails, fights, claws at the hold, but Moxley shifts to an ARMBAR!! Komander taps, Moxley wins!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission

Komander could not avenge Fenix and he could not stop Moxley! Will the Maniac take the International Championship from whoever meets him in All Out?

 

Orange Cassidy speaks.

“I don’t know how many title defenses I have done. It really doesn’t matter to me, because I’m not gonna stop. I’m gonna keep defending this International Championship when I have to, where I have to. You’d think after one of the craziest matches I’ve ever been in in my entire life, in front of a ton of people in Wembley Stadium, you’d think I’d stop, you’d think I’d take a break. But that’s not what I do. If I survive this match tonight against Penta, I wrestle Jon Moxley this Sunday at All Out. Jon, I’m not that same Orange Cassidy that started four years ago. And I’m gonna show you why.”

 

AEW shares footage from after All In on Sunday.

Brandon Cutler was there vlogging for The Young Bucks after their defeat against FTR. He brought up that five years ago, the Bucks gave us the original All In, and tonight, they had a devastating loss. What’s going through their minds? Nick Jackson says this was disappointing, duh. This was supposed to be their big night, they were supposed to get those belts back. And speaking of, here come Dax & Cash. FTR apologizes for interrupting, just want to know why the Bucks refused to shake their hands out there. Matt says there was 80 thousand people out there, it was supposed to be different, Matt lost his cool.

Nick says the Bucks put their hearts and souls into today’s match, thinking they were gonna get those belts back so they’re disappointed. Matt adds this is their show, they created it, and they lost on it. FTR understands, just wanted to show respect. Yes, the Bucks do owe them that much. FTR were the better men tonight. But then wait, Bullet Club Gold barges in, shouting and hollering how they won their match tonight. This is now the Winner’s Room, so congrats to FTR, but what’re the Bucks doing back here? They should superkick rocks, know what they’re saying? Matt asks them what they even want.

Juice says they’re on top of the world, and Jay White says they just beat The Golden Elite, Kenny, Kota & Hangman, and well, the Bucks also lost, so it seems THE Elite isn’t doing so hot right now. Might need some new friends. Cute little four man thing going here. White counts it, four and four, so Dax, think really hard. Maybe they can do something with this. Dax says yeah, he gets it. They can do this next week. Cash agrees, let’s go from #TopGuysOut to 4v4 at All Out. The Bucks like that, too. Everyone is in agreement, White tells them all to enjoy losing together in Chicago while the Bang Bang Gang stands tall.

And so it is official! In an epic 8 Man Tag, it will be FTR & The Bucks joining forces against Jay, Juice & The Gunns! Will Bullet Club Gold earn them some shots at the gold? Or will FTR get in on that Superkick Party?

 

Backstage interview with Toni Storm.

Renee Paquette is with a distraught Lightning From Down Under, and says at All In London, we crowned a NEW AEW Women’s World Champion in Saraya. However, not without some dissention among the Outcasts. Toni is clearly upset, and she says don’t get her wrong, she is happy for Saraya, Lord knows she is. But Toni says Saraya went “completely off script” and forgot her part in Toni’s performance! Now Toni is here with no title, no friends, no nothing! Saraya just let Toni, hates her, can’t trust her. Toni can’t trust Shida, will never trust Britt, and the ref should be SACKED! Safe to say everything at Wembley went “tits up!”

Toni says she can’t calm down, she can’t trust anyone, she doesn’t know what to do! She throws her shoes at Renee! There is a storm raging inside Toni, what will she do now?

 

Chris Jericho is here!

Chicago sings along with Judas as The Ocho makes his way to the ring, also coming off his own All In loss to Will Ospreay. Jericho has a mic and hears the fans cheering him on. Jericho says thank you to Chicago, and he says they should be happy and festive after only a few days ago, we enjoyed the spectacle and majesty that was AEW All In at Wembley. One of the greatest weekends in his career. Fozzy had a great show on Friday, and then Sunday, the biggest wrestling show ever, with over 81 THOUSAND tickets sold! And that’s a shoot, baby! Then having a match with Ospreay, one of Jericho’s favorites, it is a show he will never forget.

But there is something Jericho wishes to forget, and that is how he treated his “brother,” Sammy Guevara, after the match. Jericho wants to say something to him to get it off his chest, so please, Sammy, join us out here. The Spanish God obliges and fans cheer as Sammy makes his way to the ring. Sammy joins Jericho with a mic of his own and  the fans chant for Sammy. Jericho agrees, cheer him on! Jericho says he isn’t happy with how he treated Sammy. He was upset after losing to Ospreay, and never should’ve taken that out on Sammy. Sammy has been there since the start, always had Jericho’s back, Jericho was just frustrated.

Jericho didn’t know if Sammy did everything he could on his end to help Jericho, but watching back, Jericho saw, as he puts on the tron, we saw what Sammy did with the bat while Ospreay was in the Walls of Jericho. That’s textbook sports entertainer, lie, cheat ‘n’ steal, and Jericho apologizes for not thinking Sammy did what he could. Jericho apologizes for pushing him and walking away, and then offers a handshake. Fans cheer, and Sammy looks at the hand. Fans chant “HUG IT OUT!” and Sammy shakes Jericho’s hand. Sammy says he told Jericho he always has Jericho’s back, that little shove won’t break them up. And they hug!

Fans cheer and Jericho thanks Sammy for that, he feels so much better. But he’s just stuck replaying that match over and over in his head, thinking, “What could I have done to win that match? Maybe I should’ve zigged instead of zagging.” Maybe a roll-up, pulled some tights, maybe Sammy could’ve hit Ospreay even harder, or- Wait, whoa. Chris, say that last part again. Rolled him up? No, the other part. Oh, uh, Sammy hitting harder? Yeah, that. Funny cuz when Sammy watched it back, he thought maybe if Jericho hit him a little harder with the Judas Effect, then Jericho would’ve won. Maybe.

Jericho wants this to not be insulting, it’s just when Jericho asks Sammy to do something, it doesn’t always turn out how Jericho envisioned it. Oh, well how did Jericho envision it? Was it Sammy leaving his pregnant wife, Tay Melo, at home in Orlando, flying to London and having Jericho’s back? Well, no, for Jericho, it was Sammy leaving his pregnant wife, Tay Melo, at home in Orlando, flying to London and being part of the biggest wrestling show in history in front of 81,000+, something those who didn’t get to go would’ve killed for! Yes, Sammy agrees there, a lot of guys would’ve loved to have been on All In.

And so Sammy got to thinking, maybe, if he wasn’t so worried about Jericho, maybe Sammy could’ve been on the card. Well, maybe if Sammy continues to follow Jericho’s advice and do what he tells him, then maybe Sammy will get on All In 2024. Yes, Sammy will make sure to follow all Jericho’s advice and learn how not to lose on the biggest show AEW’s ever done. Oof… Jericho says maybe if Sammy follows Jericho’s advice, Sammy won’t lose the next time he has a title match for the AEW World Championship against MJF, like he did earlier this year. Well, that’s funny, Mr. AEW, because four years ago, Jericho won that title right here in Chicago!

Fans cheer that, and Jericho says yes, it was in this very arena! But then what happened? 24 hours later… Jericho lost that title outside a steakhouse, right in Jacksonville, Florida! Some champion you were, Mr. Ocho! The two get face to face and fans are riled up, but Jericho has everyone hold on. Let’s not say anything they’re gonna regret. This is Jericho & Guevara! They’ve been day one in AEW from the very first episode of Dynamite! Let’s get back to what we do best! Having each other’s back, not throwing barbs, and reunite Le Sex Gods to become AEW World Tag Team Champions! Fans are a bit torn on that.

But Jericho says next week, Dynamite, Le Sex Gods, road to the tag titles! What does Sammy say? Sammy hugs it out with Jericho! Jericho says boo all you want, NEW tag champs right here! Will Jericho & Sammy climb up the ranks to get right at FTR? Or is this friendship hanging on by a thread?

 

The Blackpool Combat Club talks backstage.

We can’t quite hear what Moxley is saying to Wheeler Yuta, but we know from him slapping his own forearm, he wants Yuta to SMASH Eddie Kingston. Moxley then turns around to look at the camera, and he speaks up. “In the main event tonight, the International Championship will be on the line. And at All Out this weekend, I will face the winner. Now what do Penta, Orange Cassidy and Jon Moxley have in common? Well, the three of us, we’re not so much for the bark. Everybody in this business, all across this sport, so full of it nowadays. Everybody’s got a belt, everybody’s got a catchphrase, everybody’s got a hashtag. We’re not really about that.

“It’s not about bark. The wrestler who leaves Chicago this weekend with the International Championship will be the wrestler with the biggest bite.” Moxley leads the BCC away, will he and Yuta bring gold of their own to the club?

NJPW Strong Openweight Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Wheeler Yuta!

He may not have won the G1 Climax, he may not have won in Stadium Stampede, but Eddie still has gold around his waist! Will Eddie finish what was started in Wembley? Or will The Decoder dethrone the Mad King?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is truly NJPW Strong!

The bell rings and the two rush in! They tie up, go around, and Eddie puts Yuta in a corner. Yuta turns it around, the ref counts and fans chant for “F HIM UP, EDDIE, F HIM UP!” Eddie powers his way back, clinches with Yuta, fights for control, and Yuta goes for a leg. Eddie holds that off, they end up in another corner, and Yuta SLAPS Eddie! Fans boo but Eddie takes the bandage off his head. Eddie swings, Yuta dodges and goes up, but Eddie CHOPS him! Yuta BOOTS back, gets the bad arm, ARMBAR DDT! Fans boo but Yuta stands on the bad arm, then BITES the other one! The ref reprimands and Yuta lets off.

Fans boo but Yuta soaks up heat. The BCC is watching backstage as Yuta wraps the bad arm around ropes! The ref counts, Yuta lets off at 4 and fans boo more. Yuta CHOPS Eddie, but Eddie CHOPS back! The bad arm hurts, though! Yuta wrenches that arm to an ELBOW BREAKER! Yuta whips, Eddie reverses and knees low! Eddie reels Yuta in but Yuta wrenches free to hit a CODE BREAKER to the arm! Cover, ONE!! Eddie is tough but Yuta knees on the bad arm! Eddie CHOPS from below, fans rally for him, but Yuta drops knees on the arm! Yuta paces around while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Yuta grabs the bad arm, twists the wrist, and rips off the bandages. Yuta flexes, then throws the bandage away. Yuta throws Eddie out of the ring, goes out after him, and wrenches the bad arm to another ELBOW BREAKER! Yuta then hammerlocks the arm to POST the shoulder! Eddie staggers to railing but Yuta storms over. Eddie CHOPS him away! But that hurts the arm, too! Yuta pursues Eddie into the ring, and SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Yuta keeps on Eddie with a motorcycle stretch, knee digging into Eddie’s back. Eddie endures, fans rally up, and Eddie fights up. Eddie turns things but Yuta turns them back!

Yuta brings Eddie down to his knees, pulls on the arms more, but Eddie fights up! Yuta digs his head into Eddie’s back but Eddie endures and fights up. Yuta wrenches the arm to another ELBOW BREAKER! Yuta throws hands, has Eddie in a corner, and he BITES Eddie’s forehead! The ref counts, Yuta lets off, and Yuta bumps Eddie off buckles! And again! And again! Eddie swings but falls over! Yuta mockingly says okay then, and he rope-a-dopes. Yuta then stomps Eddie against ropes, and has him back in the corner. Yuta bumps Eddie off buckles again, CHOPS him, then soaks up the heat.

Yuta gets fans riled up as Dynamite returns to single picture. Yuta runs in, Eddie blocks the monkey flip, and then puts Yuta up top. Eddie CLOBBERS Yuta off the top! Yuta falls to the floor and fans fire up! Eddie builds speed!? And he DIVES to take Yuta out at the ramp! Chicago is thunderous and Eddie puts Yuta back in the ring. Yuta scrambles to a corner, Eddie storms in after him and clotheslines! Eddie fires off MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Fans fire up and Eddie just reloads to BACKHAND, then EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Yuta is hanging tough but Eddie shakes out the bad arm. Eddie drags Yuta up and takes aim, but Yuta blocks the Uraken!

Yuta ROLLING ELBOWS, but Eddie PELES! Yuta rewinds and gets around Eddie to GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Fans fire up for Eddie but Yuta smirks. Yuta goes to the apron, then a corner. Yuta climbs, SPLASH onto knees! Eddie then gets Yuta for a SAIDO! Cover, TWO!! Yuta shows his toughness but Eddie just drags him back up. Eddie half nelsons but Yuta fights the lift! Yuta CLUBS free, shifts around, OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives and Yuta is frustrated now. Yuta stomps Eddie, but Eddie glares up at him. Yuta stomps more but Eddie shakes his head. So Yuta SLAPS him!

Eddie stands up, and CHOOPS! It hurts Eddie, too, but he just CHOPS again! Yuta fires up, but Eddie swings! Yuta blocks to ELBOW away on the bad elbow! HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL!! Yuta has Eddie down, but Eddie fires up! Eddie stands, Yuta ROCKS him, ROLLING ELBOWS, and then runs, but into a HALF ‘N’ HALF!! Fans fire up as Yuta stands, into the URAKEN!! Yuta rises?! So Eddie URAKENS again!! Cover, Eddie wins!!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall (still NJPW Strong Openweight Champion)

The Decoder could not solve Eddie Kingston, but here comes Claudio! Eddie dares the ROH World Champion to do something, but the Swiss Superman completely ignores him to help Yuta to the back. Will Eddie have to make Claudio acknowledge him once and for all?

 

AEW shares more footage from after All In on Sunday.

MJF was icing off after the epic day he and Adam Cole had. And speaking of, Cole walks in and sits down. Cole congrats MJF but MJF cuts him off. Cole almost broke MJF’s neck six different times, so as much as MJF loves Cole, he wrestled more in three months than in the entirety of his career. Then that “mark,” Tony Khan, just said there’ll be a battle royal on Rampage to decide who faces MJF & Cole for the ROH World Tag Team Championships at All Out in Chicago. And on top of all that, there will be some tournament to determine who faces MJF for the Triple B at Grand Slam, September 20th, get your tickets now.

MJF is exhausted, needs a break, he wants to go to Paris, eat a baguette, bang some Ring Rats, then meet Cole in Chi-Town for a deep dish, hit a Kangaroo Kick and the #DoubleClizliz. How’s that sound to Cole? Cole chuckles and says that sounds great. If anyone’s earned some time off, it’s MJF. MJF and Cole shake hands and Cole tells MJF to rest up. Ain’t no rest for the wicked, but who will be winning some golden tickets to All Out this Friday?

 

Backstage interview with Sammy Guevara.

Renee is with the Spanish God and brings up Jericho’s apology and how Le Sex Gods want the AEW World Tag Team Championships. Quite a turn of events for them recently, huh? Sammy says yeah, he and Chris are back on the same page and- Don Callis walks in. He apologizes for interrupting, but he saw that out there. It’s gotta be hard being Jericho’s friend, right? Callis has been there. But he just wants to ask Sammy, “Don’t you find it challenging having to deal with a sociopath like that?” Callis also heard Sammy & Tay are expecting, so that’s great news. Congrats! Yes, thanks, Don, get your hands off him. And stop talking.

Sammy knows exactly what this is about. Callis tries to talk but Sammy tells him to stop, what’d he just say? Sammy has a family, he didn’t leave them to come to Chicago and talk to Callis. Sammy’s family is none of Callis’s business. So get lost! Callis says fair enough and leaves, but will the Don Callis Family look to sabotage what Jericho still has left?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

Well, as MJF said, there is an ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Battle Royal! Former champions Aussie Open join the Gates of Agony, the Hardy Boyz, The Outrunners, The Righteous, The Dark Order’s John Silver & Alex Reynolds, The Gates of Agony, Best Friends, Action Andretti & Darius Martin, The Wingmen’s Peter Avalon & Ryan Nemeth, and the former Jericho Appreciation Society’s Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker! Who head for Chicago to face #BetterThanYouBaybay?

Then, a women’s tag match as Skye Blue & Willow Nightingale join forces against Anna Jay & Taya Valkyrie! Will Chicago’s hometown hero and the Babe with the Power triumph over the Queenslayer and La Wera Loca? Plus, Hangman Page gets back in action against “Bounty Hunter” Bryan Keith! Will there be #CowboySh*t going down in Chicago?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Dynamite!

As MJF also said, the Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Tournament begins! Eight men yet to be named will battle it out, and at Dynamite: Grand Slam on September 20th in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the tournament winner will face MJF for the AEW World Championship! Who will be in the bracket and head for Triple B?

 

Adam Cole is here!

Fans cheer one half of the NEW ROH World Tag Team Champions as he heads to the ring. Cole is now an ROH Triple Crown Winner, even though part of him wishes he was a double champion with the world title on his waist. For now, Cole goes to the ring and fans join in on the “BOOM!” and the “ADAM COLE BAYBAY!” and then Cole asks them, “Who’s ready for Story Time with Adam Cole Baybay?” Cole says one of the greatest stories ever told was this past Sunday, “the greatest professional wrestling event of all time,” All In London. And to everyone who was there live, to everyone who watched around the world, thank you for making that the most special night of his entire life! Seriously!

Fans cheer, and Cole says he and MJF became your NEW ROH World Tag Team Champions, and in the main event, Cole challenged for the AEW World Championship. Cole says that night was special, but it wasn’t quite perfect. Because in that main event match, Cole did lose. That hurt, guys, it hurt really, really badly. But he knows somewhere down the line, he’ll get another shot. Fans cheer that, and Cole says concerning his good friend, MJF, he’s not in great shape. His neck is pretty banged up, but Cole promises that on this Sunday, AEW All Out, live in Chicago, MJF is gonna be ready to go!

Fans cheer more, and Cole says that there is something very, very important Cole needs to say here today. But Roderick Strong is shouting for Adam! Roddy & The Kingdom storm out to the ring, and then get in the ring so Roddy can ask Adam, “You care more about the fact that Max’s neck is bad than you care about MY neck?! Is my neck health not important to you?!” Cole tells Roddy that this is getting so ridiculous. This isn’t the Roddy Strong that Cole knows and has been friends with for over 10 years. Maybe it’s cuz he’s listening to these guys-

Mike Bennett cuts Cole off there as he repeats “These guys? These guys? Really, Adam? Like you don’t even know us? Are you kidding me?! Y’know what, Adam? I’m gonna do story time right now, so listen up! It’s Story Time with Mike Bennett! SHUT UP!” Fans boo, but Mike takes us back to 2010, ROH, the ECW Arena! Fans tell Mike to STFU but he refuses! Back then, a 21-year-old Adam Cole faced a 25-year-old Mike Bennett. Does Adam remember that night? Cuz Mike does! And he can tell by the look in Cole’s eyes, he does remember! They got each other jobs that night! They got each other signed to ROH!

“And from that point forward, man, I felt like we were bonded for life. And it sure as hell felt like you did, too, cuz we did everything together! You were at my wedding, man! You hosted my bachelor party the night before! Think about all arenas we went to! The Seibu Dome! The Hammerstein! The Ted Reeve Arena! Hell, we even did The Field House, right here in Chicago, Illinois! But let’s be honest, Chicago is the worst city to wrestle in.” Fans boo even more now, but Mike says they know it’s true. But Adam, they picked each other up during their worst moments, and celebrated each other in their best.

But y’know what Cole’s problem is? He cares far too much about what all these idiot fans think! And Cole forgot what “these guys” meant to him! Cole tells Mike that he knows- Matt Taven tells Cole to shut up! Yeah, that’s right. Taven has thought on this a long time. “This is just who you are, Adam. You needed us! You needed The Kingdom to take over ROH. And when you achieved that, you jumped ship to Bullet Club so you could pad your wallet with that merchandise money.” Fans boo but Taven says after that, Cole went to Florida (NXT) and surrounded himself with all of their friends (Roddy, O’Reilly, Fish) so they could prop him up and hold onto that title as long as he did.

And now, Cole wants to come back and say he’s a changed man? No, he’s a liar! Cole is the same leech he always has been, and now he’s latched onto that “corny Melvin,” MJF, because Cole thinks MJF is the gateway to the AEW World title. Cole shakes his head but Taven asks him a question. When Cole looks at pictures of the past, does he just ignore all the people around him? Because Taven truly believes that in Cole’s mind, Cole sees himself standing all alone, because Cole is the only person Cole has ever cared about. Fans tell Taven to STFU but Cole speaks now. “You guys know for a fact that that is not true.”

Do they? Yes, because honest to God, if Cole made them feel that way, he is so, so sorry! He knows they were all very close at one point, but what he’s learned about friendship is that it is very important to be understanding of each other. The three of them need to accept that Max is not only Cole’s friend, but he is Cole’s best friend! Fans cheer but that only upsets Roddy & The Kingdom. Roddy says, “Nope! Not today! Adam, I can’t accept that. I just can’t. So you know what? I’m entering that Grand Slam tournament, and I’m gonna do what YOU couldn’t do: I’m gonna beat MJF in the middle of this ring and become the NEW AEW World Champion, with my REAL friends, Mike & Matt, by my side! So if you’re my real friend, you’d be rooting for me, too.”

Cole tells Roddy that that is a horrible idea. Roddy is in no condition to wrestle, his neck is not in good shape! Oh, there’s Adam pretending to care about Roddy! Finally! Lucky Roddy. But listen to him, Adam. “Unlike your soft tag team partner, I don’t need a roll-up, I don’t need a diamond ring. Hell, I don’t even need a neck that’s 100% to win a match decisively here. Bad neck or not, I’m gonna break everybody’s back, and I’m winning that tournament, cuz I’m a wrestling legend!” Fans boo, but Roddy and The Kingdom leave. Cole still doesn’t get the point of all this, says he has done nothing wrong, but who is to say. But will Roddy find a way to head for the Grand Slam?

 

Penta El Zero Miedo speaks.

“Orange Cassidy. This is not personal, bro. This is just business. But Jon Moxley, you hurt my brother! And you know what? Now, I hurt you!” Alex Abrahantes adds that isn’t it fitting that in the same arena where The Lucha Brothers won the AEW World Tag Team Championships, Penta will now win his first singles title here, and then advance to All Out to face Mox. Penta knows that Alex was out there with Komander, and Alex was taking notes. Alex picked up on a couple things, and Penta says that after he beats Cassidy tonight, Jon Moxley is gonna bleed like he’s never bled before! Because it is time for an International Champion who has… CERO! MIEDO!!

 

Six Woman Tag: Kris Statlander, Hikaru Shida & Britt Baker VS Nyla Rose, Marina Shafir & Emi Sakura!

The Galaxy’s Greatest joins forces with The Shining Samurai & The Doctor just days before defending her TBS Championship against The Runaway, Ruby Soho, because they’re going to handle some #ViciousVixens! Will Kris, Shida & Britt hold it together? Or will the Native Beast, The Problem & The Queen of Joshi crush them all to gain their own title opportunities?

The trios sort out and Emi rushes in to SANDWICH Shida and Britt! Emi then whips Shida to a corner, the bell rings, and Emi starts up the tune of We Will Rock You. But then Shida RANAS Emi! Emi gets up, takes a swing, but Shida blocks to ROCK Emi! Shida then climbs up and fans fire up as she rains down fists! Fans count along all the way to TEN, and then Shida kicks Emi away. Shida adjusts up top, to MISSILE DROPKICK Emi down! Fans fire up with Shida more and she goes to her corner. Kris and Britt both want a tag, Shida goes with Britt. Britt runs in and fans fire up as she fires forearms on Emi!

Britt runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then SLINGBLADES! Cover, ONE! Shafir protests the ref was slow to see the shoulder but this is a distraction so Emi can rake the eyes and Nyla can KICK Britt in the back! Emi CHOPS Britt down, tags in Shafir, and Shafir brings Britt up to fire off in the corner! OGOSHI TAKEDOWN! Then tag to Nyla, she and Shafir mug Britt. Nyla stands on Britt’s neck, the ref counts, and Nyla lets off. Nyla drags Britt up, bumps her off buckles, and tags in Emi. They mug Britt now, but fans rally up. Emi taunts Shida and Kris, then she CHOPS Britt down! Emi sucker punches Shida and Kris!

Emi drags Britt away, turns her and wrenches the hair! And again! Emi puts Britt int he ropes to bend her back against the ropes, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ref counts, Emi lets off at 4, and then Emi sits on Britt to CHOKE her! The ref counts again, Emi hops off and taunts Shida. Emi stomps Britt down, tags in Shafir, and Shafir drags Britt from her corner to tie up the legs. Shafir taunts Shida and Kris before pulling Britt back. But Britt uses that to turn over and kick Shafir! Shafir cartwheels around to then KICK Britt in the back! Shafir drags Britt up, underhooks and then full nelsons! Britt endures, pries at the hold, but Shafir sweeps the legs! Shafir tags Nyla, Nyla armlocks and fishhooks, but the ref reprimands. Nyla shifts to DRAGON SLEEPER!

Britt endures, fights up but Nyla KNEES her in the back! And again! Cover, TWO! Britt is toughing it out but Nyla is on her at the ropes. Nyla whips Britt to the corner, tags in Emi, and then Nyla snapmares Britt so Emi can drag her up and whip her to a corner. Emi laughs, runs in corner to corner, and BODY CHECKS Britt! Britt flops over, Emi covers, TWO! Emi mockingly applauds Britt’s grit, then drags her up to reel her in. Emi underhooks, Britt resists the lift, and then Britt wrenches out to kick and FISHERMAN SCREW! Both women are down and fans rally up. Britt and Emi reach out, hot tags to Shafir and Kris!

Dynamite returns to single picture as Kris dodges Shafir, BOOTS Nyla, then fires off on Shafir! Shida looks a little hurt that Britt didn’t tag her after what they’ve been through, but Kris just hammers away on Shafir! ROUNDHOUSE! Then a HAYMAKER for Nyla! Shafir kicks, Kris blocks and CHOPS! And CLUBS! And CLUBS again! Then Electric Chair Lift, for a FACEBUSTER! Cover, Nyla & Emi both break it! The ref reprimands, but Emi hits Britt and Shida! The ref is busy keeping Shida & Britt back, allowing Nyla & Emi to hoist Kris up, DOUBLE LEG SWEEP FACEBUSTER! What a unique combo move!

But Shida runs in to QUESTION MARK KICK Emi! Nyla waistlocks but Shida fights free. Britt runs in, Shida holds Nyla, but Nyla switches and the SUPERKICK hits Shida! Britt panics and says she didn’t mean to, but she turns around into Nyla’s grip! CHOKE SLAM! Nyla fires up but fans boo. Kris is back and kicks but Nyla blocks to choke grip her! Kris breaks free to ROCK Nyla! Shafir runs up but Kris sends her out! Nyla runs back in but Kris dodges to clothesline her up and out! Fans fire up as Mama Statlander goes up the corner! All the others are fighting nearby, Kris SUPER CROSSBODIES them all down!

Fans are thunderous as Kris drags Shafir up and into the ring! Kris then gut wrenches and tucks Shafir in, FIGHT NIGHT FEVER!! Cover, Kris and team win!

Winners: Kris Statlander, Hikaru Shida & Britt Baker, by pinfall

Shida and Britt argue about the miscommunication, Kris tries to get them to calm down, but Ruby Soho runs in from the crowd side! The Runaway gets Kris with NO FUTURE!! Fans boo as Ruby runs away with the belt! That belt doesn’t belong to Ruby yet, will there be No Future for Kris as champion after Sunday?

 

Shane Taylor speaks.

“For six years, Shane Taylor was the man in ROH. The most dominant Television Champion of all time. Signed, sealed and delivered, Shane Taylor VS Samoa Joe for the ROH World Television Championship!” Big Bad Shaney T. has vowed to knock Samoa Joe out and take back that title, will he once again be the baddest champion we’ve ever seen? We’ll see this Sunday at All Out!

 

Don Callis & Konosuke Takeshita are backstage.

Callis points to the screen to show us the graphic for Kenny Omega VS Konosuke Takeshita this Sunday at All Out. Callis says this is the match the world has been waiting for. “As Kenny Omega’s former family, I’ve had a front row seat to all of the many surgeries he had in 2022. Takeshita-san!” “Yo.” “This is Kenny’s knee. No cartilage. Even worse, Kenny’s neck. C2 through C4, compromised. What we need: Many strikes. Such as…” Video plays from All In, where Takeshita countered Kota Ibushi’s Kami-Goye with a jump knee. “Very good! Under the chin, that’s a C3 strike.”

Then Takeshita hits a heavy forearm to Kenny, Callis wants many of those. Look at that! And even better, Omega’s abdominal cavity, the hernia repair. For that area, the Blue Thunder Bomb. Again footage plays, Takeshita hitting that BIG Blue Thunder on Kenny in the match. Callis points out to focus on Kenny’s right side. “And if all else fails, I have a back-up strategy. Sasu. Kurose!” That is to say, STAB and KILL! Konosuke likes that. He tells Kenny Omega that he WILL kill! Is All Out going to be the very last time we see Kenny Omega in AEW?

 

The Acclaimed is here!

Chicago fires up for the NEW AEW World Trios Champions, and of course Max Caster has a track on deck! “Acclaimed won the big one for the Badass! We doin’ more numbers than a math class! 80 thousand people, that’s colossal! But we never froze, we’re not Mitch McConnell! These other teams stressed, lookin’ bloodshot. They lookin’ pissed like Trump in his mugshot! The best trio in the game. In Chicago, everybody loves The Acclaimed!” Anthony Bowens takes the mic to tell “CHIIICAGOOOOO~! The Acclaimed have arrived!” They get in the ring with Billy Gunn, and there’s already a podium and a table with items covered by cloth.

Fans cheer as Billy walks up to the podium and asks for the music to turn off. He knows they’re short on time and gotta get through this. But hey, Chicago, guess what? Here’s some really good news Billy wants to share with you. Daddy Ass is back! Fans cheer and chant for that! Billy says he appreciates that, but like, he was only gone a day. Anyway, last Sunday was really good, right? All In, 80 thousand people, and these three became AEW World Trios Champions! Caster says well said. Look, 80 thousand witnessed “The Miracle Menage,” the best trio in the game today capturing the AEW World Trios titles.

But The Acclaimed thought it’d be fitting to come back to Chicago, that one year ago lifted up The Acclaimed and moved them to the next level. So they wanted to come back here to promise everyone that they will lift these titles up with pride as they dominate the Trios Division. So there was only one way Caster felt they could start off their reign, and that is with… a ribbon cutting ceremony! Fans cheer that, and sing “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” Caster says without further ado, time to cut the ribbon! Fans cheer but Billy says Caster’s is too small. Billy says they should use his bigger one. Out come the BIG SCISSORS!

Fans fire up as Billy steps up to the ribbon, and CUTS IT! Yay~! Bowens thanks Billy for that, but tells him to watch where he points that thing. “There is a new era in the Trios Division, and this is our house now! And with Billy at the helm, Chicago, welcome to the House of Ass!” What? Fans chant “HOUSE OF ASS!” for that, and Bowens continues to say, “And in this house, we wear pink. Which is why Billy, if you take a look at these, these are kind of… Dull.” Well, they’re the gold ones that The House of Black replaced with their platinum ones. But Bowens still says he and Caster got a little surprise for us all!

Bowens & Caster go to the table, to unveil HOT PINK STRAPS! Fans cheer and Bowens has Caster model the 24 karat gold, the new strap, and just a quick twirl… No, no, not Caster’s platinum dumpy! The belt! Look! They scissor! The straps are cut in such a way that they can intertwine! So then, Billy can just scissor himself now? Oh… And to cap this all off, Chicago, we must all break these babies in. Saturday, live on Collision, The Acclaimed DEFEND their AEW Trios titles! And let’s get to it! Throw up the scissors, and say it with him now! “SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS~!” And they triple scissor with the belts~! Who will get cut down on Collision this weekend as the HOA takes over AEW?

 

AEW hears from the teams in the Rampage Tag Team Battle Royal.

The Dark Order promises to make a statement, because they always win battle royals! But Prince Nana promises that this Friday, the Gates of Agony get their shot! Best Friends say they may’ve lost Stadium Stampede, but they’re super tough now! So just one thing left to do: get that shot at MJF & Adam Cole! Matt Hardy says we’re gonna get something big at All Out! Better Than You Baybay VS The Hardy Boyz? A rematch of MJF & Cole VS Aussie Open? Or will a dark horse team take the reins going into All Out?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

After the bit of dysfunction that still led to victory, Kris, Shida & Britt look to do it all again, but against The Outcasts? Will Saraya & Soho forgive Storm for what happened at All In? Or will the TBS Champion lead her team to another victory, this time over the NEW AEW Women’s World Champion? Plus, ahead of the massive 8 Man Tag of FTR & Bucks VS Bullet Club Gold, Dax Harwood steps to Jay White! Will Dax the Ax shut the Switchblade’s mouth? And then, just as The Acclaimed mentioned, they’re defending their Trios titles, and challengers have been found! Daniel Garcia sticks with Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker, will the Red Death, Daddy Magic & Cool Hand Ange cut the House of Ass’s reign incredibly short?

 

AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Penta El Zero Miedo w/ Alex Abrahantes!

Speaking of titles, Freshly Squeezed has been fighting over and over and over, always finding a way to survive. But will all that damage finally get the better of him? Or will Cassidy be the one with #CeroMiedo tonight?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who’s ready to go All Out!

The bell rings and fans rally up as the two stare down. Fans duel, “CERO! MIEDO!” “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” Cassidy and Penta slowly approach, stare down again, and Penta gives Cassidy a shove. “Listen. CERO! MIEDO!” Then he pie faces Cassidy! Cassidy steps up and tells Penta to listen. Hands up, and in- NO, Penta trips Cassidy! Things speed up, Cassidy hurdles but Penta leaps! Cassidy leaps, rushes up, but Penta arm-drags! Cassidy arm-drags! Cassidy sweeps, covers, ONE! Penta sweeps, covers, ONE! Both men kip up and fans fire up! But Cassidy has to take a moment given the bad neck and shoulders.

Penta waits on Cassidy, fans rally up, and Cassidy steps up again. Hands up, but Penta grabs them! So Cassidy reels Penta in to ripcord, wrench, slip around, wrench and WRING Penta out! Then hands up, and into the pockets! Fans fire up and Penta is fuming! Things speed up, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and no-hands arm-drags! Penta bails out, Cassidy stands, and then Cassidy builds speed! Cassidy DIVES, into a trophy lift?! And then Penta brings Cassidy around, to PRESS SLAM into the barriers! Cassidy goes down in a heap and fans lose their minds as Dynamite goes to break!

Dynamite returns and Cassidy has a cover! TWO, Penta gest up to run, but Cassidy jumps over! Penta slides out, Cassidy DIVES! Direct hit this time at the ramp! But that may have been double-edged given the damage to Cassidy’s shoulders and hand. Cassidy drags Penta up, but Penta whips him away. Cassidy goes up the steel steps to then BOOT Penta away! Cassidy leaps, into a SUPERKICK! Penta hurries into the ring to then build speed and FLY! Direct hit at the ramp! Fans fire up again and Penta swaggers away. The ref checks Cassidy but he’s okay to continue. Fans rally, Penta puts Cassidy in, and Cassidy hobbles to a corner.

Penta runs in but Cassidy BOOTS him away. Cassidy runs up but Penta rolls back to headscissor and springboard LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Cassidy is tougher than that but Penta rallies the fans. Penta drags Cassidy up, whips him corner to corner, but Cassidy goes up and over. Penta runs up, Cassidy bumps him off buckles! Then side to side, another buckle bump! And then back the other way, but Penta blocks! Penta dodges a haymaker to GAMANGIRI! Penta wags his finger, hoists Cassidy up, and suplexes him in! STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy turns things around on Penta, and runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirl DDT!

Fans fire up, Cassidy crawls to a cover, TWO! Penta survives and fans rally up again. Cassidy and Penta slowly rise, Alex coaches Penta but the fans are chanting “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” Cassidy climbs up the corner, but Penta KICKS his legs out! Cassidy is stuck, Penta goes up to PUNT! Cassidy sputters in the corner while Penta swaggers again. Penta runs back in, Cassidy dodges but Penta goes up and over, BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO! Cassidy is still in this but Penta keeps cool as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Penta paces, looms over Cassidy, and drags him up to put his arm through ropes. Penta pulls on the arm but Cassidy kicks at him. The ref counts, Penta lets off at 4, but then he puts Cassidy on ropes to CHOKE! The ref counts, Penta BITES Cassidy’s ear, but he let off at 4. Fans rally and duel, Penta goes out and gets in the face of the guy cosplaying a ref. Alex has Penta calm down, Penta tells the guy Cero Miedo and then goes back to the ring. Penta stalks Cassidy, takes aim, and KICKS a leg out! Cassidy flounders, but Penta runs to PENALTY KICK an arm! Penta says “WOO~!” and then stands on Cassidy’s hand! Penta stomps the arm!

Cassidy grits his teeth, Penta grabs the bad arm and pulls on it. Cassidy fights up, throws elbows, but Penta UPPERCUTS! Cassidy ROCKS Penta with a forearm, but Penta comes back to ROCK Cassidy! Cassidy ROCKS Penta, but Penta ROCKS Cassidy! Cassidy shakes his head, ROCKS Penta again, and Penta wobbles! Penta shakes that off, ROCKS Cassidy, but Cassidy ROCKS him back! Penta says okay, and he winds up, to KICK the leg! Cassidy sits down and fans fire up with Penta! Penta stands Cassidy up, but Cassidy fires off forearms as Dynamite returns to single picture! Cassidy turns up the heat and fans fire up with him!

Cassidy runs, but into a SUPERKICK! Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and runs, into a SUPERKICK! Both men wobble, Cassidy runs, but Penta follows to SLINGBLADE! Cover, TWO! Penta aims as Cassidy writhes, and then SUPERKICKS as Cassidy sits up! Penta covers, TWO! A little cocky of a cover for this late in the match but Penta stays on Cassidy. Penta has the arm, hammerlocks it, and then CLUBS away on the other arm! Cassidy resists but the elbow pad is taken away! Penta CLUBS the arm, pulls on it, but Cassidy fights! TO PUT THE HAND IN THE POCKET! Penta is furious, he drags Cassidy up, but Cassidy arm-drags free!

Fans fire up as both men stand, but Cassidy says hold on. Cassidy fires “devastating” chops! Overhand! Backhand! Both hands! Back and forth! Fans fire up as Cassidy winds up, but Penta runs in, only for Cassidy to dodge! And DESTROYER!! Penta staggers, rebounds, and hits a DESTROYER!! Cassidy stands back up, DESTROYER!! Both men flounder about and Chicago is thunderous! Cassidy shakes his head, runs in, ORANGE- NO, Penta half nelsons and pump handles! MADE IN JAPAN!! Cover, TWO?!? Cassidy survives and no one can believe it! A standing count begins and fans say “This is Awesome!”

Penta rises first, he storms over to Cassidy and drags him up. Penta reels Cassidy in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Cassidy Alabama Lifts! BEACH BREAK! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy’s bad back might’ve had a part to play in that! But he stands again, reloads, ORANGE- SUPERKICK! Penta kicks the hand!! Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” but Cassidy flounders to a ROPEBREAK! Penta stomps away on Cassidy, follows him out to the apron, and brings Cassidy up. Cassidy SUPERKICKS back! Both men stagger back, Cassidy runs in, into another SUPERKICK! Penta reels Cassidy in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Cassidy Alabama Lifts again!

Penta CLUBS away on Cassidy’s back, tuck shim in, APRON FEAR FACTOR!!! Fans lose their minds over that package piledriver! Cover, ROPEBREAK!??! Is Cassidy even human?! Penta is furious, he drags Cassidy back from ropes and just stomps a mudhole into that arm! Penta hammerlocks the left arm to pull on the right! DARK SACRIFICE!!! Cassidy writhes and fans freak out again! Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and tucks Cassidy in! FEAR FACTOR!!!! Cover, TWO?!?!?!? But how?!?! GHOST PIN!! CASSIDY WINS!!!!

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

Penta and Alex cannot believe it! Chicago can’t believe it! Commentary can’t believe it! How did Cassidy survive half of that? But now, Freshly Squeezed fights on, ready to go All Out against Jon Moxley! Cassidy gets the mic to say, “Justin, get me a chair.” Justin Roberts slides a chair in for Cassidy, and he uses it to take a seat. Cassidy then says, “I don’t usually like to talk. But yet here we are. I am so tired. My body hurts. And every single time I have a title defense, the backpack gets a little heavier. But y’know what? I’m here! I’m wrestling! I’m defending the International Championship! Because this means everything to me.

“This is what AEW is! It’s about putting a person that was told, ‘You’ll never do anything. You’re too skinny, you’re too short, you’re just a little too different.’ I’M THE CHAMPION!” Fans cheer as Cassidy stands back up and holds the belt up. Cassidy says he will continue to defend HIS title for as long as he wants! And there is nothing anyone can do to take it from him! “Jon Moxley, you better bring more than just a fork, because I will always be the International Champion! Because I am Orange Cassidy, and I do not have a catchphrase!” Fans are all fired up as Cassidy is getting serious again!

But wait, here comes Moxley! Moxley gets in the ring with Cassidy, they go forehead to forehead, and then Moxley pie faces Cassidy! So Cassidy SLAPS Moxley! But that hurts the bad hand more than anything! Moxley is seething, but Cassidy isn’t backing down. Fans are all fired up, Moxley tells Cassidy he’s gonna regret that, and then flips him off before leaving. Who will leave Chi-Town with gold after these two go All Out?


My Thoughts:

A great episode of Dynamite here, pulling off the rare hybrid aftermath/go-home episode. Great promos from backstage at All In helping pave the road for not just All Out but for the next month of AEW programming. 8 Man Tag of BCG VS #FTRBucks is an interesting move but you can bet things go crazy on Collision during Dax VS White as the go-home segment to that match. And that 8 Man Tag probably gets wild, too. Now, I don’t think the Bucks cost FTR the match, they don’t want BCG getting a title opportunity ahead of them. It could be FTRBucks winning, and then Bucks turn on FTR to basically force Dax & Cash into another match for like Grand Slam.

And really good stuff from MJF & Cole. Rampage with the tag battle royal is gonna be good, but a little surprised we didn’t see The Kingdom in that line-up. Unless they are a “surprise last minute” entry. Really good promo from Cole, Strong & The Kingdom, and with continuity like this in the Adam Cole story, it really gives you this almost psychological profile of how pro-wrestlers treat friendships. Cole may not see it but the others are pointing out him being selfish, this could be something that is played upon in the break-up of Cole & MJF. Honestly, that’s why Kingdom should get the ROH Tag title shot at All Out. And Roddy in the Grand Slam Eliminator tournament, I wonder if that prompts Cole getting in on it, adding to more tension between him and MJF.

Great promo from Jericho and Sammy with all their passive aggressive comments. Le Sex Gods are definitely not lasting this time around, and we might end up with Sammy VS Jericho by Grand Slam. Good promo from Callis with Sammy, too, adding to that dysfunction. And good promo from Callis with Konosuke to hype up Konosuke VS Kenny. But with Konosuke winning at All In and all this about him knowing Kenny’s weaknesses, Kenny has to win at All Out to make things even. They can probably keep the feud going with the Grand Slam Eliminator tournament or even at Grand Slam itself to then build things to AEW WrestleDream in Kobe, Japan, the October PPV Tony Khan recently announced.

Great promo from Toni Storm, she’s even more flustered, but I’m surprised she is supposedly still in The Outcasts. Great Trios match tonight, and great win for Shida, Britt & Kris. The Trios match on Collision should be a lot of fun for all the moving parts, as Britt and Shida look to be one moment away from fighting each other now. I’m thinking Kris carries the team like she did tonight, indicating that The Outcasts (even if it’s just Saraya & Soho) cheat Kris so Soho can have the TBS Championship and Storm feels even more left out. Really fun promo from The Acclaimed, and I like that they get their own custom belts. They’ll more than likely retain against Garcia, Menard & Parker, and they’ll definitely elevate the Trios Division just by having those belts.

Great NJPW Strong title match, and of course Eddie wins, that title wasn’t changing hands outside of NJPW. And that bit of Claudio just ignoring Eddie is a great tease for them having one more match for the ROH World title. Rather curious that we’re getting the ROH World TV Championship on All Out. Samoa Joe VS Shane Taylor is going to be an awesome match either way, but it feels like this is a substitute for how CM Punk has gotten himself in another bad situation, aka “Brawl In,” and won’t be allowed to wrestle on All Out now. The behind-the-scenes issues of AEW can be an article series all it’s own, but I’m not gonna bother. Other than that Tony Khan needs to get some guts and put certain egos in check.

And great stuff in the International Championship scene. Great promos from Moxley, Penta and Cassidy, but I must point out Moxley’s promo had one little flaw in it: Penta has a catchphrase, it’s “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta spams it all the time, and even here tonight. Though maybe Moxley was foreshadowing Cassidy’s win. That main event was awesome, but I do feel like Cassidy’s power level is rising too high surviving what he survived. That promo was great, though, and definitely the most fired up Cassidy’s ever been in AEW. Plus, “And I don’t have a catchphrase” is such a great ironic catchphrase, I hope he keeps using it. As for who wins at All Out, I have no idea. The promo was awesome but Cassidy is so beat up, something’s gotta give.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Double or Nothing Results & Report! (5/26/24)

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Sin City is All Elite!

AEW’s fifth anniversary goes Double or Nothing, and The Elite are risking it all in Anarchy in the Arena! Will “Team AEW” tear down our corrupt EVPs?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Buy-In – Deonna Purrazzo VS Thunder Rosa; Deonna wins.
  • Buy-In – Six Man Tag: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS The Cage of Agony; win(s).
  • Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Championships: Bullet Club Gold VS Death Triangle; wins and
  • FTW Championship Triple Threat: Chris Jericho w/ “Big Bill” Morrissey VS Hook VS Katsuyori Shibata; wins and
  • Orange Cassidy VS Trent Beretta; wins.
  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Title Eliminator: Jon Moxley VS Konosuke Takeshita w/ Don Callis; wins and
  • AEW TNT Championship Barbed Wire Steel Cage Match: Adam “Edge” Copeland VS Malakai Black; wins and
  • AEW International Championship: Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Will Ospreay; wins and
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm w/ Mariah May & Luther VS Serena Deeb; wins and
  • AEW TBS Championship: Willow Nightingale VS Mercedes Mone; wins and
  • Anarchy in the Arena: Kazuchika Okada, Jack Perry & The Young Bucks VS Bryan Danielson, Darby Allin & FTR; win.
  • AEW World Championship: Swerve Strickland VS Christian Cage w/ The Patriarchy; wins and

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Double or Nothing Buy-In!

Join Renee Paquette, RJ City and “Double J” Jeff Jarrett in discussing, analyzing and predicting the high stakes, high reward, high octane action set for Sin City tonight!

 

Backstage interview with Charlie Ramon.

Lexy Nair is with AEW’s Special Match Coordinator, and she asks him what goes into tonight’s Barbed Wire Steel Cage? “In this instance, you have a cage that stands over 15 feet tall from the ground up and it weighs over 3,000 pounds. However, woven throughout it will be over 500 feet of barbed wire.” Unbelievable! Now, Adam Copeland was part of the planning process, how did that go? Charlie would normally say it went well, but in this case, Tony Khan’s absence, a lot of emotion, he’ll just say it’s been tough. Then that said, how dangerous is this match? What can we as viewers prepare for?

Normally, a cage match is about ending a feud. In this case, this cage is built for destruction. Then this just got a lot more real. Lexy thanks Charlie for his time, are we about to see the end of one man’s in-ring career?

 

Buy-In – Deonna Purrazzo VS Thunder Rosa!

The Virtuosa took offense to La Mera Mera trying to jump the line right from the moment she returned to action, and ever since, it has been a back and forth both with fists and with words. But Deonna’s been doing a lot more running and hiding than Rosa expected, so it is time to put up or shut up! With the women’s titles on the line later tonight, who wins their spot as next in line?

The bell rings and the fans rally up already. Rosa and Deonna stare down, circle, and tie up. They go around, break, and the fans are dueling. Rosa has the majority share, the two go again and tie up. Rosa arm-drags but holds onto the grapple. Deonna arm-drags but also holds onto the grapple. They get up, go to a corner, and the ref counts. Deonna lets off, but RAMS into Rosa! The ref reprimands, Deonna stomps Rosa, then digs her boot in! The ref counts, Deonna lets off and soaks up the heat. Rosa rises up but Deonna whips her. Rosa reverses to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Rosa whips Deonna but Deonna KICKS back!

Deonna swings, Rosa ducks ‘n ‘dodges to tilt-o-whirl RANA! The fans fire up, Rosa throws off the sleeves and runs in to ELBOW! The fans fire up more as Rosa goes corner to corner, but Deonna ELBOWS back! Deonna brings Rosa around to whip but Rosa goes up and over. Rosa DROPKICKS Deonna, the fans fire up, and Rosa grins as she storms back up on Deonna. Rosa stands Deonna up, but Deonna breaks free. Deonna swings, Rosa gets around and arm-drags her away! Deonna bails out, Rosa builds speed and WRECKS Deonna with a dropkick! The fans fire up and Rosa says, “Thank you very much.”

Rosa puts Deonna in, but Deonna bails out. Rosa storms up but Deonna BOOTS her down! The fans boo but Deonna soaks up the heat. Deonna scuffs Rosa, refreshes the count, and she RAMS Rosa into the apron! The ref reprimands, but Deonna CLUBS Rosa in the chest! Rosa gets in the ring, Deonna follows, and she paces around Rosa. Deonna stands on Rosa’s hand, talks trash on her, “This is what you wanted!” But Rosa fires body shots in return! Deonna DECKS Rosa, brushes herself off, then drops a leg on the arm! Deonna scissors the arm but Rosa endures. The fans rally, Deonna shifts around to wrench the arm, but Rosa fires a forearm shot!

Rosa fires more shots but Deonna WRINGS that arm out! Cover, TWO! Deonna is annoyed but she keeps close as Rosa writhes. Deonna grabs the bad arm, kicks it, then knuckle locks to step over. SNAP LOCK! Deonna drags Rosa to a cover, TWO! The fans rally with “SI SE PUEDES!” Deonna YANKS the bad arm, YANKS it again, and then wrenches for an ELBOW BREAKER! Rosa pulls hair, but Deonna wrenches and CLUBS away on the arm! Deonna grinds the bad arm, pulls at Rosa’s hair, but Rosa fights up! Rosa pushes back to a cover, TWO! Rosa has Deonna’s legs, for a SEATED SURFBOARD!

The fans fire up as Rosa pulls Deonna back, then hooks her up. Deonna fights the pendulum and ROCKS Rosa down! Cover, TWO! Deonna clamps onto the bad arm for a top wristlock! Rosa bridges to alleviate pressure and the fans rally up. Rosa fights to sit up, then arm-drag free! Rosa runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but DOUBLE LARIATS take both ladies down! The fans fire up again as the two stir. The dueling gets louder, but it still seems like Rosa has the majority if by only a few. The two go forehead to forehead, shout at each other, and Deonna SLAPS! Rosa SLAPS back! Rosa LARIATS! And NECKBREAKER!

Rosa pounds the mat and fans rally as Deonna goes to ropes. Rosa fires up, runs in, DROPKICK! Deonna flounders, Rosa shrieks and covers, TWO! Deonna survives but Rosa keeps her focus. Deonna bails out to the apron but Rosa runs up. The fans cheer on “Women’s Wrestling!” as Rosa ducks the haymaker and ROUNDHOUSES! Rosa goes up and up, but Deonna SLAPS her first! Deonna puts Rosa in the Tree of Woe, then takes aim! Deonna runs up, and RAMS into Rosa! Then she YANKS Rosa out of the Tree, covers, TWO! Deonna is beside herself but Rosa is tough! Deonna slashes her throat as she reels Rosa in, but Rosa wrenches out!

Rosa wrangles Deonna but Deonna fights, so Rosa shifts to a COBRA CLUTCH! The fans fire up and Rosa becomes a backpack. Deonna RAMS Rosa into buckles, arm-drags free, then runs up, but Rosa ROLLING ELBOWS! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives that shot but Rosa snarls. Rosa drags Deonna up, reels her in, and says it’s time! But Deonna wrenches out to wrangle Rosa! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! Rosa endures, Deonna pushes on the arm, but Rosa rolls her to a cover, TWO! Deonna swings, Rosa gets around, BACKSTABBER! Rosa glares, clamps on, but Deonna fights the Cobra Clutch! Rosa grinds Deonna down, COBRA CROSSFACE!!

Deonna fights forward, reaches out, but Rosa kicks ropes, only for Deonna to roll her to a cover! Deonna holds ropes! DEONNA WINS!!

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by pinfall

Rosa is shocked! The Virtuosa proved she’s an expert in stealing the win, because she just did that here! Rosa is about to lose her mind, but is Deonna going to use this move on to bigger things?

 

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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (5/25/24)

Collision in Sin City!

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Death Triangle sees the Gunn Sons, and raises them CERO! MIEDO!

Before going Double or Nothing, Penta & Fenix want to raise the stakes on The Bang Bang Gang! Can they earn a Unified AEW Trios Championship match?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: Claudio Castagnoli, Daniel Garcia & ??? VS Lance Archer & The Righteous; Claudio, Garcia & Hiroshi Tanahashi win.
  • The Gunn Brothers VS The Lucha Brothers; The Lucha Brothers win and Death Triangle will challenge for the Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Championships.
  • Kyle O’Reilly VS KM; Kyle wins.
  • Fatal 4 Way Tag: The Acclaimed VS The Gates of Agony VS The House of Black VS The Infantry; The House of Black wins.
  • Mariah May VS Leyla Hirsch; Mariah wins.
  • Six Man Tag; Bryan Danielson & FTR VS Team Triple J; Bryan & FTR win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Jon Moxley is here!

While The Maniac is going to face Konosuke Takeshita in a Title Eliminator regarding his IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, he’s here tonight at the sight of his AEW debut five years ago! That night was Double or Nothing 2019 and he gave Kenny Omega a Paradigm Shift onto the stack of giant poker chips, but it would seem he’s gonna be face to face with Don Callis now. Callis makes his way out to the ring now and fans boo him and his weird low bass rumble theme song. Callis says he has something important to say, and he tells Jon that he isn’t here to cause any trouble. Callis just wants to talk about their history.

Did everyone know that on Callis’ second night in AEW, he cost Moxley the AEW World Championship? Hey, he’s trying to talk to Moxley, stay out of this! The fans keep booing, but Callis says Moxley literally got his pound of flesh. Roll the footage of the night Moxley decked Callis and caused him to be cut open! Then Callis turned on Kenny Omega just a few nights later! Look at Moxley take advantage of that! Without knowing it, they both changed the course of this company! Every morning, Moxley is the first person Callis thinks about, because Callis sees this scar. TWENTY-FOUR stitches! For most, that’d be a deal breaker.

But Callis says he and Moxley aren’t like most people. Not like all of these normies in the crowd! Ironic of Callis to say that when these “normal people” want to see Moxley scar Callis again… But Callis says when he was in the hospital, Moxley opened the door. Callis thought Moxley was gonna finish the job! Moxley put his hand on Callis’ shoulder and said, “You’re one of us now.” Callis looked Moxley in the eyes, and what he saw was nothing! The same as when Callis looks in his eyes. The worst kept secret as that these two are a lot alike. They see everything, but feel nothing! They are “high-functioning sociopaths,” and pro-wrestling gave them a platform to change the world!

Thirty years ago, guys like them would be an institution somewhere! But they worked together and Moxley beat Omega. The fans tell Callis to STFU, but Callis tells Moxley that when Moxley said “You’re one of us now,” Moxley was right! Callis helped Moxley beat Omega, but who didn’t Callis didn’t have to help? Takeshita. And Jon, this isn’t a threat, but Moxley has Takeshita tomorrow and it kills Callis. Callis doesn’t want to see this match. Imagine instead, them on parallel yet separate paths, and just once, if they were going it he same direction! They could run AEW! Tony Khan couldn’t stop them! The UN couldn’t stop them!!

So Callis isn’t here to pitch anything, Moxley’s too smart for that. But just imagine what this could be like. They’re alike! They’re not alone! So instead of the eliminator, use that time to make an announcement about Moxley’s future with The Callis Family! What does Callis have to do to get this done? Moxley is taken aback, paces a bit, and fans want him to deck Callis already. Callis offers the mic and Moxley takes it. The fans sing, “F HIM UP, F HIM UP!” Moxley tells Callis, “Okay, just one question.” Anything! What is it? “Well, if you and I are gonna trust each other, if we’re gonna be on the same page, I’m gonna need more of a commitment than that little baby scar on your forehead right there.”

So how about 24 MORE scars in that big bald head of Callis’? But then Takeshita CLOBBERS Moxley from behind! This was the plan all along, wasn’t it? ALPHA ELBOW!! Takeshita then gets a chair, brings it in, and he puts it around Moxley’s arm! Takeshita stands on the arm, then goes up the corner! The fans boo and Takeshita flips Moxley off, before the DIVING STOMP!! Moxley’s arm could very well be broken inside the chair! And then Takeshita STOMPS the chair more! Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli rush out here and that sends The Callis Family running! The damage has been done, will Moxley be able to stop Takeshita tomorrow night?

 

AEW shares Will Ospreay’s message from after Dynamite last Wednesday.

“You think I look pretty bad about now, right? Nah, this is nothing. Mate, I’ve been on full night benders, woke up in the morning, had a bowl of Coco Pops, got on a plane to Japan, called out the toughest guy and whooped on him in front of his wife and kids while I was smiling, bruv! You think this is the end, Messiah? What, am I to believe in you, am I? You think this scares me? I EFFIN’ LIVE FOR THIS, BRUV! I flew all the way from England on a 10 hour flight, got transferred over the Bakersfield, and this is the best that you got? My Messiah, am I meant to believe in you? Am I meant to believe?

“Nah, mate. The only thing that i believe is bell to bell, internationally known, no one is better than me inside that ring. And now what you’ve done, mate, now what you’ve done is just bonded me with that championship. My blood is on that championship, so now it is my duty, it is my spirit, that is bonded with that championship! So Sunday, in the perfect city to do it in, bet it all, gamble your life on it, son. Cuz now, it is my last mission to take that International Championship from you! And Hell or high water, nothing, nobody, is better than Will Ospreay. Cuz I am on another level!” Will Roddy learn he’s not a Savior but a False Prophet of the Backbreaker?

 

Six Man Tag: Claudio Castagnoli, Daniel Garcia & ??? VS Lance Archer & The Righteous!

The Swiss Superman and the Dragonslayer are teaming together to take on The Murderhawk Monster, as well as good ol’ Dutch & Vincent, all to avenge what they tried to do to Bryan Danielson & FTR. But who is their third man, brother? It’s HIROSHI TANAHASHI! The Ace of the Universe, the President of NJPW, and one-third of the NEVER Openweight Six Man Champions is here on Collision! Will Ace-sachou be just the trump card Claudio & Garcai need to win big in Sin City?

The trios sort out, the fans lose their minds seeing Tanahashi, but we get Claudio and Dutch starting off. Claudio and Dutch tie up, are in a deadlock, and Claudio powers Dutch back to ropes. The ref counts, Claudio lets off cleanly, but Dutch uppercuts! Dutch headlocks, Claudio powers up and out, but Dutch RAMS him! Claudio RAMS back! Dutch RAMS again! They continue to RAM back and forth, then Dutch kicks low! Dutch scoops and SLAMS then mocks the air guitar! Dutch headlocks, Claudio powers up and out, then drops and hurdles to UPPERCUT! Dutch rebounds, into a scoop! And SLAM! The fans fire up, Claudio runs to DOUBLE STOMP!

The fans fire up, Claudio tags Garcia in. Vinnie gets in but Garcia headlocks. Vinnie powers up and out but Garcia runs him over! Things keep moving, Vinnie CLOBBERS Garcia! Garcia goes to a corner but Vinnie fires off hands! The ref counts, Vinnie lets off, but then Garcia fires back! Garcia stomps a mudhole in, lets off and is all fired up! The fans are with Garcia, he goes back to Vinnie to rain down fists! The fans count all the way to seven, then Garcia- NO, Vinnie slips out, YANKS Garcia down, but Garcia gets around to spin Vinnie! Archer storms in but Tanahashi catches him! We get DOUBLE TWIST ‘N’ SHOUTS!

The fans are thunderous as Tanahashi air guitars and Garcia does his dance! Dutch runs in, Claudio catches him and trips him! The fans fire up, Garcia plays air guitar and Tanahashi does the dance! But then Vinnie CLOBBERS Tanahashi and Archer CLOBBERS Claudio and Garcia! The fans boo but Collision goes picture in picture.

Archer stomps away on Garcia in a corner, lets off as the ref counts, and Vinnie drags Garcia up. Vinnie CHOPS, Archer talks trash on fans, and Vinnie bumps Garcia off buckles. Vinnie drags Garcia up to SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Archer sends Tanahashi into railing! Garcia grabs at Vinnie’s beard but Vinnie pushes him. Vinnie puts Garcia in a corner, CHOKES him, but lets off as the ref counts. Dutch tags in, The Righteous mug Garcia, and then Dutch reels Garcia in for a short arm LARIAT! Dutch mockingly air guitars, then he stomps Garcia. Dutch drops an ELBOW, then covers, TWO!

Dutch keeps on Garcia, brings him over and bump shim off buckles. Tag to Archer, but Garcia fires forearms on Archer! Archer DECKS Garcia! Archer stomps away on Garcia, roars and storms around, then taunts Tanahashi with his own air guitar. Archer even mocks Garcia’s dance! Archer storms up on Garcia, CHOKES him on ropes, then whips him into the corner hard! Garcia falls, Archer tags Dutch, and Dutch looms over Garcia. Dutch mocks Garcia’s dance, then drags him up for body shots! Garcia goes back to the corner, COllision returns to single picture, and Dutch runs in. Garcia BOOTS back!

Garcia fights off Vinnie and Archer, but leaps into Dutch’s arms! Dutch RAMS Garcia into the corner! Dutch runs back in, but Garcia dodges the splash! Vinnie tags in, he gets a leg, but Garcia BOOTS him away! Archer runs in to BLAST Tanahashi and Claudio! Archer and Vinnie get Garcia up, but Garcia gets around, SAIDO for Vinnie! The fans fire up as Garcia crawls, hot tags to Archer and Tanahashi! The Monster grabs The Ace, but Tanahashi breaks free! Tanahashi fires off forearms, whips, but Archer reverses! Tanahsahi ROCKS Archer! Archer runs back up, Tanahashi dodges the boot and he CLOBBERS Archer!

The fans fire up and Tanahashi waits on Archer. Tanahashi runs, but Archer follows, CROSSBODY! Garcia runs pup, but Archer grabs him! CHOKE- NO, Garcia lsilps free of the slam, and he CHOKES Archer on the top rope! Garcia DUMPS Archer out of teh ring hard, but Vinnie SHOTGUNS Garcia! Claudio LARIATS Vinnie! Dutch runs up, but Claudio trips him up! GIANT SWING! The fans are thunderous, Archer gets in to ROCK Claudio! Archer reels Claudio in, the fans boo, but Claudio suplexes first!! The fans are thunderous and Claudio says to go up! Tanahashi understands, but then Archer STEP-UP KNEES first!

Tag to Vinnie and he snaps his fingers, dig what he’s saying? Dutch gets in, AUTUMN SUNSHINE!! Cover, CLAUDIO BREAKS IT! Garcia also returns, it’s a brawl! Archer TOSSES Garcia, Claudio LARIATS Dutch! Vinnie has Tanahashi to himself as things continue on the outside! The fans cheer “GO ACE! GO ACE!” Tanahashi fights back, Vinnie ROCKS him and runs! But into a SLINGBLADE! Tanahashi hurries out and up, for the HIGH FLY FLOW!! Cover, The Ace and team wins!

Winners: Claudio Castagnoli, Daniel Garcia & Hiroshi Tanahashi, by pinfall

A huge moment for these three, and they celebrate with Garcia’s dance! Will, Claudio isn’t really into it, not his style. But will this mean big things are in store for Forbidden Door next month?

 

The following message is on behalf of The Elite.

“When it comes to the tireless work of your EVPs, the job is never done. While being the greatest tag team ever is glamorous, it is in the countless hours of thankless service to every single employee where Matthew & Nicholas find their true glory. From the global stars of AEW to the ring crew and everyone in between, The Elite always give back to the business that has given them so much. However, four men, four violent, ungrateful, ignorant, deranged men, want only to destroy what their humble, selfless work has built.” Anarchy in the Arena is coming, but for the fans, your EVPs will never shy away from adversity in their pursuit to #ChangeTheWorld.

So, clearly biased and edited to favor The Young Bucks, Kazuchika Okada & Jack Perry, but will The Elite stop at nothing to stay in control?

 

The Gunn Brothers VS The Lucha Brothers!

The Bang Bang Gang punked out Pac, and that sparked the flame that revived Death Triangle! But in order to make their coming Six Man Tag match for all the gold, Austin & Colten are taking on Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix in a battle of brothers! Will there be zero titles on the line at Double or Nothing? Or will there be CERO MIEDO!?

The teams sort out but things are tense. The ref has them all back off, and we get Penta starting against Austin. The fans rally with “CERO! MIEDO!” Austin is annoyed, he and Penta circle, and Austin mocks Penta’s swagger. Penta shoves Austin and tells him, “Listen! CERO! MIEDO!” And pie face! Austin says Penta should listen! “GUNNS! UP!” And pie face in return! The fans boo, the two argue, and Penta tells Austin listen. But Austin DECKS him! Fenix SUPERKICKS Austin! Colten runs in and DROPKICKS Fenix! Penta SUPERKICKS Colten! Austin CLOBBERS Penta! Fenix and Austin DOUBLE LARIAT!

All four men are down and the fans fire up! The brothers regroup, The Gunns run up, the Lucha Bros dodge! The Gunns dodge, but the Lucha Bros DOUBLE SUPERKICK! The Gunns bail out, the fans fire up, and The Lucha Bros say “CERO! MIEDO!” They both run, both slide, but the Gunns duck under to get under the ring! The Lucha Bros drag the Gunns back out, “UNO! DOS! TRES!” But the Gunns duck and superkicks collide! Austin sends Fenix into barriers, then Colten puts Penta in the ring! Austin tags Colten, then he drags Penta up. They whip Penta, set up to body shot, knee lift, and LARIAT! The Gunns soak up the heat and Colten looms over Penta.

Colten drags Penta, suplexes, then covers, TWO! Colten goes after Penta’s mask, tags Austin in, and the Gunns double suplex! Cover, TWO! Penta is still in this, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Colten CHOKES Penta on the ropes, then ties his mask to them! The ref reprimands, Austin stomps Colten, then he lets off. Colten CHOKES Penta! Austin taunts Fenix, the ref tries to free Penta, but Austin’s knot is pretty tricky. Austin tags Colten, Penta gets free, and the Gunns stomp him. Colten stomps Penta some more, then drags him up. Colten kicks low, then soaks up the heat. Colten kicks Penta out, goes out after him, and brings him around to POST! Penta tumbles and Colten slides in. Tag to Austin, Austin taunts Penta before he BOOTS Penta down! Austin drags Penta up, SMACKS him off the apron, then taunts him with #GunnsUp.

Austin drags Penta up, puts him in, and Austin stays between Penta and Fenix. Austin swaggers but Penta goes for a leg! Austin holds him off, CLUBS him down, then bumps him off buckles. Tag to Colten, the Gunns double whip but Penta KICKS Colten! Austin blocks a superkick, Colten DECKS Penta! Austin drags Penta around, tags Colten, and Colten covers, TWO! Penta stays in this but Colten stays between him and Fenix. Colten drags Penta up, fireman’s carries, and Collision returns to single picture. Penta fights free with elbows, then ducks a lariat to SUPERKICK! Colten and Penta are both down and the fans fire up!

Penta crawls, Austin runs up on Fenix! Fenix fires off on Austin but that keep shim from Penta! Colten drags Penta back and tells him it was that close! But Penta dodges Colten, sends Austin into him, hot tag to Fenix! Fenix DOUBLE CROSSBODIES! Penta runs up at Colten, is put on the apron, but Fenix SPLASHES! Austin whips but Fenix tilt-o-whirl RANAS! Colten goes up, Penta SLINGSHOT SUPER STEINERS! Fenix FROG SPLASHES Colten! cover, TWO!! Colten survives but Fenix goes back up! Penta brings Colten up, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Austin TRIPS Fenix! Colten back drops free, tag to Austin!

The Gunns get Fenix up, double whip him, then they get moving, JUMP PUNCH! FAMOUSER! Cover, PENTA BREAKS IT! The fans fire up as this continues! Colten & Austin mug Penta, drag him up, and they whip him out of the ring. They call their shot, wait on Fenix, but Penta SUPERKICKS Austin! Fenix rolls Colten into the DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Fenix goes up, Penta SOBATS and reels Austin in! “CERO! MIEDO!” LUCHA FEAR FACTOR!! Fenix DIVES to take out Colten! Cover, Lucha Brothers win!!

Winners: The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall (Death Triangle earns a Unified Trios Championship match)

Pac is here to celebrate with his hermanos! But Jay White hurries out to support the Gunns. The Switchblade vows that the Bang Bang Gang will keep their titles! But will they regret ever bullying The Bastard?

 

Backstage interview with Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey.

Arkady Aura is with The Learning Tree & “Redwood,” and notes Jericho’s FTW Championship will be a Triple Threat after Hook and Katsuyori Shibata got a double submission victory. Does this bother Jericho at all? Bill says if he may be so bold, if there is one thing Jericho has always said, it is that when you face adversity, and you are facing the darkest hour, you have to dig deep to pull out the light. Bill is sure that applies here. Jericho agrees. And he loves Arkady’s name, it sounds like a place where you play video games. Anyway, to be serious, he was not expecting to have two opponents.

But now that he does, after 33 YEARS of being on top of the wrestling world, doing the greatest things that’ve ever been done, the fan support that he has, he knows he’ll have to work extra hard to retain the title. But as the longest reigning “For The World Champion” at 44 days, Jericho thinks he will come away with a win. When you’re The Learning Tree, you have to be ready to face all adversaries, and all different types of opponents. But then in walks Bryan Keith. The Bounty Hunter says he missed his shot, but he promises that this ain’t the last we’ve seen of him. Keith heads out, Jericho smiles and thanks him for that.

Will The Ocho defy the one-third odds he has to still be the one with the gold?

 

Kyle O’Reilly VS KM!

#CombatKyle is still a bit sore from losing to Malakai Black, but he isn’t gonna let The End be the end of his comeback! Will he just keep fighting until he’s going for gold?

The bell rings and Kyle runs up to fire off on KM! KM shoves Kyle, swings, but Kyle body shots, KICKS and KICKS! Kyle runs, but KM DROPKICKS him! KM fires up, wrenches and whips Kyle corner to corner hard, and he asks, “Who suck snow?!” The fans say “YOU!” KM runs in, but into a BOOT! KM comes back, into another boot! KM tries again, Kyle dodges the splash! GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! KM RAMS Kyle into buckles, but Kyle holds on tight, body scissors included! KM fades, so Kyle lets go to KICK! AX and- NO, KM blocks the smash! Then he blocks a kick! But Kyle blocks a haymaker to get the ARMBAR!! KM taps, Kyle wins!

Winner: Kyle O’Reilly, by submission

KOR > KM, and now Kyle is all fired up! Will Kyle be primed to fight for a title after AEW goes Double or Nothing?

 

Willow Nightingale is here!

The fans cheer as the TBS Champion, and her good pal Kris Statlander, heads to the ring. Kris leaves it to Willow from here, and Willow steps in the ring to get a mic. The Babe with the Power says, “Las Vegaaaaas~! Y’know, it feels really great to be here. And on the fifth anniversary of All Elite Wrestling, none the less. And we got Collision on TBS tonight, and you can’t have Collision on TBS without The Face of TBS!” The fans cheer that! Willow revels in their chants a moment before saying thanks. But she also thinks about last night’s Rampage, and how someone else put their hands on her TBS Championships: Mercedes Mone.

The fans are torn but mostly boo The CEO. Willow says Mone has been here about two months, and Willow keeps talking about respect. But we’re way past that now. Tomorrow night, Double or Nothing, Willow will WRECK Mone! She will make Mone long for the days when she was out of harm’s way, sitting at home on the shelf! And Willow knows that championships come and go. But she’ll be DAMNED if tomorrow is the night this reign ends! Because for years, Willow has been working towards HER dream. She’s had knee surgery! Not many known this, but she was almost PARALYZED by a neck injury five years ago, before ever getting to AEW!

So now, Willow gets to live her dream as TBS Champion. And Willow will go through Manitoba Massacres, she will hop on planes to go to Japan, 14 hours each way, and fight in a Stardom ring. So Mercedes, Willow is just getting started! The fans fire up for Willow and she nods. Willow tells Mone that Mone says Willow can’t beat her at 100%. But Willow knows Mone can’t beat Willow at any percent! Because last year, Willow did just that! And tomorrow, at Double or Nothing, she proves that the better woman IS Willow Nightingale! The fans are fired up as Willow holds that title high, but will she be holding it at the end of Sunday night?

 

Backstage interview with Trent Beretta.

Lexy Nair is with #JustTrent and says that he has all the moment going into his match with Orange Cassidy. Aside from that, this is also deeply personal. We saw Trent end Chuck Taylor’s in-ring career, is he going to try that with Cassidy? Trent says that he’s already said everything that he’s had to say about “that con-man narcissist.” Trent vows that tomorrow night, he shows the whole world something Trent’s known for a long time. But in steps Rocky Romero. Azucar knows they haven’t talked, he just wanted to see him before tomorrow night. It’s a big night, Trent’s been here since day one, lots of memories between what was The Best Friends.

No matter what, Rocky just hopes there is a way they can all put this all behind them. They’re more than Best Friends, they’re family! Trent says that’s not happening at all. And don’t ever interrupt him again. Trent leaves, Rocky isn’t sure what to make of that, is Trent already past the point of no return?

 

Fatal 4 Way Tag: The Acclaimed VS The Gates of Agony VS The House of Black VS The Infantry!

While The Young Bucks are busy with Anarchy in the Arena tomorrow night, they will need challengers for their AEW World Tag Team Championships at some point. This match will go a long way in clearing out the pack, who stands tall after this massive match as strong contenders?

But wait, Platinum Max has a diss track on deck! “The House of Black ain’t about s*it, a new ball gag would fit right in with those outfits! I treat Infantry like infants, getting overpowered. Fake American heroes, y’all’re stolen valor! I heard you rap but you’re not as cold as ours. You pissed me off, now you got the golden shower. From the tip of my pee niz to the top of your tongue, don’t talk about me, b*tch! I heard Brian Cage can’t stay hard, your other two guys, I don’t know what their names are! They still talk a big game, but in Vegas, Everybody Loves The Acclaimed!”

Bowens then takes the mic to say, “LAAAS VEGAAAAS~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass~!” And he does! Caster’s words really sting and those punchlines were smart, but will The Acclaimed return to the top of the tag charts?

The teams all sort out, and in this form of Fatal 4, only two teams are legal at a time. Caster and Carlie Bravo start, circle, and they tie up. Bravo rolls Caster up, ONE! Caster rolls Bravo up, TWO! Bravo sweeps to cover, ONE! Caster sweeps to cover, ONE! They stand off, Caster pushes Bravo but Bravo pushes back. They circle, Caster avoids the House of Black and tags Bowens. Bravo isn’t as aware, Buddy Matthews tags in off him. Buddy and Bowens circle, but then Bishop Kaun tags himself in! The Cameroonian Prince tells Bowens to split, then he ties up with the Aussie Juggernaut. Buddy headlocks but Kaun powers out. They RAM shoulders, then Kaun goes again.

They RAM shoulders again, Buddy hits a headlock takeover. Kaun headscissors, Buddy kips free, and the two stand off. Brody calls to Buddy, Buddy tags him in. But Kaun tags Toa Liona and the fans fire up for the big meaty men! Brody and Liona circle, they BLAST Infantry and Acclaimed! Then they run up to LARIAT! “MEAT!” The forearms fly, “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” Bowens gets in but Brody DECKS him! The “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” continues but Caster gets in. Liona DECKS Caster! The “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” gets going, both Infantry get in. Liona and Brody DECK them both! Then Brody ROCKS Liona!

Kaun runs up, Brody BOOTS him! Brody brings Liona up but Liona fireman’s carries! Brody slips free to HEADBUTT, but it hurts Brody! You never headbutt a Samoan! Liona fireman’s carries, Buddy runs up, so Liona dumps Brody to knee Buddy! Liona TOSSES Buddy out, UPPERCUTS him, then ROCKS Brody! Brody leans on ropes, Liona roars, but he runs, and Buddy dumps him out! The teams all fight o the outside, and BRODY DIVES!! Direct hit into the cluster, STRIKE! The fans are thunderous as we go picture in picture!

The House drags people up, Buddy SMACKS Bravo off steps, then THRWOS him into barriers! Brody CHOKES Caster then CLUBS him down! Bowens goes after Liona but Liona RAMS him into steel steps! Brody chokes Caster, Kaun is sent into barriers, and the House mugs Bravo. Brody CLUBS Bowens, Liona throws Shawn Dean around, it is just chaos on the outside! Buddy CHOPS Bravo, Brody CLUBS Bowens, The Gates mug Dean! The ref wants someone to get in the ring, so Liona and Brody storm in. They circle, snarl, but then Caster tags in off Brody! Caster stays back, Buddy tags in off Liona. Buddy runs up, Caster dodges to BACKHAND!

Caster has Buddy in a corner, goes up, but Buddy DUMPS Caster to the apron! But Caster ROCKS Buddy in return! The fans fire up as Caster climbs, but Buddy trips Caster up! Buddy climbs, he brings Caster up, and SUPERPLEXES! Cover, TWO! Buddy tags Brody, then he scoop SLAMS Caster! Brody runs to SENTON! Brody drags Caster up, Collision returns to single picture, and Brody CHPOS Caster down! Tag to Buddy, he ROCKS Caster. The fans rally, Buddy clamps on a SLEEPER! Caster endures, reaches out, and the fans rally more. Caster fights up, JAWBREAKERS, and then flounders.

Buddy anchors Caster’s foot, yanks him back and he BLASTS Bowens! Caster reaches for The Infantry but Buddy keeps Caster from them, too. The Infantry avoid the sucker punches, then Caster dodges Buddy! Infantry get in Caster SUPERKICKS Buddy! The Infantry DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Brody tags in, he misses wide, DOUBLE SUPERKICKS, then DOUBLE SUPERKICKS, then TRIPLE SUPERKICKS!! Brody finally falls, Kaun runs up! SUPERKICK from Caster! TRIPLE SUPERKICKS again! Liona runs up, he CLOBBERS Caster, then breaks through the Infantry’s line to DOUBLE CROSSBODY!

The fans are torn as Liona drags Caster over, tags himself in off Caster, then fires up. Liona runs in at Brody to SPLASH! “MEAT!” Buddy is up top! METEORA! Buddy turns around, Kaun uses Liona as a step for a FLYING SHOTGUN! Caster returns to fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER on Kaun! Linoa throat chops Caster! Infantry mugs Liona, they hook him up, but Brody CLUBs them all! Brody fires off on Liona, reels him in, but Liona is so big! Linoa fireman’s carries to SAMOAN DROP! Cover, Caster breaks it! Liona glares and grabs Caster by his neck! Liona SHOVES Caster out, but Bravo tags in!

Bravo ROCKS Liona, DUMPS him out, then hurries in. There’s more brawling outside between Gates and Acclaimed, but The Infantry take the corners! They take aim, STEREO SUPER CROSSBODIES!! The fans fire up again and The Infantry are in. They dodge Brody, BOOT Buddy, SUPERKICK and FOREARM for Brody, repeat! They reel Brody in, but he powers out of the double suplexes! The Infantry bob ‘n’ weave, the brawling on the outside gets wilder as Billy Gunn and Brian Cage join in! The Infantry hook Brody up, but Buddy disrupts Boot Camp! Brody CLOBBERS Dean! The other teams are just gone, fighting all the way to the back!

Buddy has Bravo in a corner, the fans hoot with Brody, and he runs in at Bravo, CANNONBALL DROPKICK COMBO!! Cover, The House wins!

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

Brody King & Buddy Matthews are truly a dangerous duo, will they be aimed right at the AEW World Tag Team Champions after Double or Nothing? Will Malakai Black step into the barbed wire steel cage and prove the House Always Wins?

 

Adam “Edge” Copeland speaks.

“Malakai… House of Black… You took the one item that kept me tethered to my comfortable world. The second I stepped foot in AEW, I knew it was only a matter of time before you’d set your sights on me. You were born out of the shadows that I cast. But I’ve been walking this path since before your balls dropped. But you’ve shown me. You’ve shown me where I need to navigate from. I need to go back to the pits. To the margins, to the outside looking in. You wanted this version of me, the version that has a devil on this shoulder, but no angel to be found.

“It’s fitting that this barbed wire steel cage match happens in the land of neon lights, and the violence that will take place within this steel cage is a fitting juxtaposition. Malakai, you said if I lose, I bend the knee, I join the House of Black. Oh, can you imagine? Can you imagine the force that we would be? And in a storybook ending, you defeat your influence, only we… We don’t deal in dreams. Our currency is nightmares, this is a horror story. Has it ever dawned on you, Malakai, that I used this to get closer to The House? What if I defeat you, and the House joins me?

“Buddy and Brody know the Devil that lives in my heart. I’ve been known to be a master manipulator. The House of Blood… That’s something I can sink my teeth into. Questions. So many questions. But Malakai, know this fact: When you see evil in a man’s eyes, it’s already too late.” Edge snaps his fingers and the lights go out. Will this darkness consume all of AEW as things get Rated R?

 

AEW shares Toni Storm’s message from after Dynamite.

“Serena Deeb… This isn’t for you. This is for everyone like you. This is for everyone that thinks that because they’ve had a sad life, it entitles them to some kind of reward. Nothing happens for a reason, darling. Things just happen. If everything happened for a reason, then there would be ONE main event at Double or Nothing, and it would be me talking for 40 minutes while you sit around and analyze my words like a Zapruder Film! But no, instead I have to fight for my life against a woman who thinks that twitching on the floor was a sign from the universe that she should keep wrestling!

“You want to be a victim? I will make you a victim. I will make your three seizures feel like a Sunday stroll in the bloody park! The saddest part about your life is that you thought it had any meaning at all. But don’t worry. In your obituary, they will mention that you lost to the champ.” The leading lady is even more vicious than ever, will she make sure Deeb never works in this town again?

 

Mariah May VS Leyla Hirsch!

Toni Storm’s protege is herself riding high after the big tag win on Wednesday, but now she’s got a LEGIT opponent standing across from her. Will Mariah still be able to shine on her own? Or will she be lost without her mentor by her side?

The bell rings, the fans rally, and the two circle. They tie up, Mariah powers Leyla to ropes, and the ref counts. Mariah lets off, Leyla runs up and gets around. Leyla shoves Mariah to a corner, runs up, but Mariah goes up and over. Leyla storms up on Mariah again, but Mariah CHOPS! Mariah shrugs, CHOPS again, then CHOPS again. Mariah CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS, but Leyla ROCKS her! Leyla gets in Mariah’s face, or uh, chest rather. So Mariah makes sure Leyla gets a face full of it! The fans fire up, Leyla is flustered, and Mariah does a little dance. Leyla is furious, Mariah shrugs, and then Leyla clinches! BELLY2BELLY!

Leyla drags Mariah up but Mariah fireman’s carries! SAMOAN DROP! Mariah sits Leyla up, runs, and SHOTGUNS Leyla down! Mariah rocks out and Collision goes picture in picture.

Mariah swaggers around as the fans cheer, and she brings Leyla up. Mariah bumps Leyla off buckles, and puts some stank on the DOUBLE CHOPS! Leyla shoves Mariah, Mariah scuffs her, then snapmares her. Mariah does a little prance then runs to PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO! Mariah clamps onto Leyla with a body scissors and full nelson, then shifts to a short arm scissor! Leyla fights around, powers Mariah to a pump handle and cording hold! Mariah throws Leyla off her, then DECKS her! Mariah continues to swagger, drags Leyla up and scoops, for the SPIN OUT SIDEWALK SLAM! Mariah is having a little too much fun as Leyla flops out of the ring.

Mariah goes out after Leyla, drags her up and fireman’s carries, but Leyla fights free. Leyla RAMS Mariah into steel steps! Leyla puts Mariah in, stomps her, then clamps on a rear bearhug! Mariah endures the squeeze, fights up to her feet, but Leyla whips her into a corner. Leyla runs up to ROCK Mariah, and she rolls to come back, SWINGING DROPKICK! Collision returns to single picture as the fans rally up for Mariah. Leyla drags Mariah into a drop zone, steps on her and climbs up. The fans cheer for Leyla, “SHE’S LEGIT! SHE’S LEGIT!” MOONSAULT FLOPS as Mariah moves! Mariah CLOBBERS Leyla!

Mariah LARIATS Leyla, BOOTS her, then hits a SAIDO! Fans fire up with Mariah and she goes to a corner. Mariah climbs, leaps and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Leyla is still in this but Mariah grits her teeth. The fans rally, Mariah drags Leyla up and bumps her off buckles. Mariah puts Leyla up top, CHOPS her, then storms around. Mariah runs corner to corner, to go into the STRATUSPHERE! Leyla flounders, Mariah says kiss this! SWEET HIP- NO, Leyla gets around to O’Conner Roll! Then she blocks a kick to get around and GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Mariah survives and Leyla is stunned!

Leyla hurries to drag Mariah up, the fans rally and duel, but Mariah ROCKS Leyla! Leyla gets Mariah in a clinch, but Mariah slips out! Mariah HEADBUTTS Leyla, then KNEES her down!! Cover, Mariah wins!

Winner: Mariah May, by pinfall

And with that, Storm’s understudy puts away another one! Will Mariah be primed for a title opportunity of her own after Double or Nothing?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Double or Nothing!

After Brian Cage called The Acclaimed out last night on Rampage, and after the brawling that took them all out of the Fatal 4 Way tonight, Tony Khan has made a big Six Man Tag grudge match for The Buy-In! Will The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn get a big win on Sunday? Or will they fail to escape the #CageOfAgony?

 

Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

Lexy is now with The Professor, and brings up those “vicious” comments by Toni Storm. We are less than 24 hours from their match, is Deeb ready? Deeb says tomorrow night is the biggest match of her career. Double or Nothing, or perhaps Deeb or Nothing. Toni Storm, in this lead up to the match, they’ve had some fun and games. Storm stole the banner, paraded around in it, but let Deeb ask you this: It wasn’t so fun when you had to throw in the towel and save that stooge, Mariah, from losing a leg, now was it? And Deeb is sure Mariah is grateful to Storm for making sure she could walk out of there that night. But Deeb can’t say the same for Storm.

Deeb will stretch Storm limb from limb, and it’s been a long time coming. Tomorrow night, Deeb finally becomes AEW Women’s World Champion! And “Timeless” Toni Storm will become Time’s Up Toni Storm. See you tomorrow night. The Professor is ready to teach the Leading Lady a life lesson, will it have to be learned the hard way?

 

AEW takes a closer look at Swerve VS Christian.

The Patriarch says, “Swerve, I felt it was apropos to return to the scene of the crime. The crime you committed against my son. My son, Nick, learned to walk in this ring before he could even run these ropes. Because you didn’t just jump my son, Nick, in a random wrestling gym. You jumped him on holy ground. An eye for an eye.” Swerve admits his methods were a “little misunderstood,” a little skewed, but he always got things done in the ring. No one can ever say Swerve didn’t deserve the world title. Christian hears a lot about Swerve’s House. And he told Swerve that he never forgets.

All In Wembley, Swerve embarrassed Christian. Christian said he’d make Swerve a footnote, but that’s no longer enough. Swerve must be held accountable for his crimes. Two years in AEW and people are still calling Swerve a footnote. He’s on TV, he promises AEW, he promotes AEW on radio and podcasts. He is the face of AEW, the world is forgetting Christian Cage. Christian reminds us that he is taking something from Swerve every week. For every ounce of Nick’s blood that was spilt, Christian is taking the title. Swerve asks if Nick’s yet to learn his lessons. Swerve doesn’t think they have it in them to do this to a world champion!

Swerve has built his house, and at Double or Nothing, he proves it’s whose house? The reason Swerve is not sleeping at home is because he’s too busy building this house! Christian vows to wipe Swerve from the annals of AEW, and to become the NEW AEW World Champion. Two fathers fighting for their families and their legacies, but whose house must suffer for the other’s to thrive?

 

Six Man Tag; Bryan Danielson & FTR VS Team Triple J!

The American Dragon & #TopGuys made it through Archer & The Righteous last week, but another faction just had to take The Elite up on that Double or Nothing bounty. Will Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett & Satnam Singh get another big bag of money for this hit job? Or will Bryan, Dax & Cash prove nothing’s gonna stop them before Anarchy in the Arena?

The trios sort out but Triple J keeps ’em guessing. Things finally settle down, and it is Bryan starting against Jarrett. They circle, tie up, and Jarrett arm-drags! And arm-drags again! And even a JAPANESE ARM-DRAG! Jarrett does the Fargo Strut, and he tags in Lethal! Bryan keeps cool as he and Lethal circle. They feel things out, tie up, and Lethal knees low. Lethal swaggers, pie faces, runs, but into a kitchen sink knee! Bryan KICKS Lethal, drags him up, and tags in Dax. Dax kicks Lethal, puts him in a corner, and CHOPS! And UPPERCUTS! And CHOPS again! Dax brings Lethal over, bumps him off buckles, then whips.

Cash tags in, then slingshots to SHOULDER TACKLE! The fans fire up and Cash bumps Lethal off buckles hard! Lethal sputters, Cash CHOPS him! Cash goes up, and he rains down fists! But Jarrett storms in, so Cash CROSSBODIES him! Lethal gets Cash but Cash atomic drops back! Cash finishes up on those fists, but Jarrett distracts the ref, and Satnam grabs Cash by the neck! HOTSHOT for Cash! Satnam drags Cash out to CHOP! Sonjay laughs at Cash, the ref tells Triple J to back off, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Satnam shoves Cash in for Lethal to drag around. Lethal has the leg, stomps it, steps through, FIGURE FOUR! Cash endures and his team coaches him but Lethal thrashes the leg! Cash reaches out, has to be careful about his shoulders, and he ROCKS Lethal! Lethal lets Cash go, but then CLUBS Cash! Lethal stomps and CLUBS Cash, then tags Jarrett in. They double whip but Cash reverses. Only to get caught in a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Jarrett taunts Dax, stomps Cash, then kicks him around. Jarrett stomps Cash more and more, then drags him up. Jarrett whips, ELBOWS Cash down, and he stays between Cash and his team.

Jarrett drags Cash around to drop elbows on the knee! Jarrett then clamps on a toehold and pulls on the leg. Cash endures, tries to fight back but Jarrett elbows him. Cash CLUBS away on Jarrett, Jarrett elbows him again, and Cash’s shoulders are down! TWO, and Cash CLAWS at Jarrett’s face! Jarrett lets go of the leg to stomp it! Jarrett KICKS the leg out, and Cash falls over again. Cash rises, but Jarrett KICKS the leg again! And then clamps on for a SHIN BREAKER! Jarrett drags Cash around, steps through, but Cash BOOTS him away! Jarrett hits buckles, falls back, and Collision returns to single picture!

Both men crawl for their corners, the fans rally, and Lethal jumps in to get Cash’s leg! Cash still jumps around, and hot tags Dax! Dax JABS, JABS and DECKS Lethal! And DECKS Jarrett! Dax whips Lethal, Lethal reverses but Dax snatches him for a package, TWO! Dax whips, Lethal reverses, and Satnam gets the cheap shot! LETHAL COMBINATION! The fans boo but Lethal storms up on Dax. Lethal drags Dax over, points to the big man, and the fans boo. But Lethal tags in the One in a Billion! Satnam dribbles Dax like a basketball! The fans do cheer the show of strength, and Jarrett says he and Lethal can just relax now!

Jarrett & Lethal take a seat in some chairs, Karen sitting on her hubby’s lap, and Satnam palms Dax’s head like a basketball! Cash AX HANDLES, but Satnam is just upset! Satnam SHOVES Cash up and out! Dax is in a corner, Satnam run sin, but Dax dodges! No more relaxing, Jarrett tags in! But so does Bryan! The fans fire up as Bryan fires hands on Jarrett! “YES! YES! YES!” The fans fire up as Bryan KICKS away on Jarrett, “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan climbs up to rain down fists! The fans count all the way to TEN, then Bryan whips corner to corner. Jarrett reverses, Bryan goes up and over and keeps moving! Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges to LEAPING LARIAT!

Vegas is all fired up with Bryan and he runs to DROPKICK in the corner! Bryan keeps moving, another DROPKICK! Bryan keeps moving, but gets under Jarrett’s lariat to wrangle him! Omoplata, LEBELL LOCK! Lethal CLOBBERS Bryan! Cash storms in, DUMPS Lethal out, and then he calls to Bryan. Bryan builds speed, and DIVES while Cash PLANCHAS! Down go Lethal and Jarrett! Dax says OLE to Satnam and sends him into steel steps! Satnam hobbles his way into the ring, Bryan & FTR get in! They surround the giant, and they KICK! KICK! KICK! “YES! YES! YES!” TRIPLE KICKS rattle Satnam from all sides!

Bryan winds up, to BUZZSAW! FTR mock The Bucks, F T R TRIGGER!! And then BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Satnam staggers about! Lethal gets in, DOUBLE LETHAL INJECTION on FTR!! But Bryan DISCUS LARIATS Lethal! Jarrett reels Bryan in, but Bryan slips around! Jarrett still RAMS Bryan into buckles! The fans boo as now Karen gets Jarrett the guitar! But the ref snatches it! Aubrey’s been through this crap before and she tells Karen, “Not tonight, b*tch!” But then Sonjay gets Jarrett a chair! Jarrett aims at Bryan, takes a swing, but Bryan dodges and the chair SMACKS Satnam!! The giant tumbles up and out!!

Bryan aims, Jarrett panics, BUSAIKU KNEE!! Lethal runs in, into a SHATTER MACHINE!! Cover on Jarrett, Team AEW wins!

Winners: Bryan Danielson & FTR, by pinfall

Karen is furious but there’s nothing she can do about it! Cash gets a mic and says, “2020, FTR made the debut in AEW for the first time in our careers. Four years ago, that very moment, AEW became our home. AEW is where I will live, I will breathe, I will fight, I will DIE for this company! Everybody, wrestling fans, are better off because of AEW. Wrestlers are better off because of AEW! The entire wrestling world is better off because of All Elite Wrestling!” The fans agree with all of that! Cash says FTR & Bryan might be beat up, might be hurt, they and Darby Allin might limp into Double or Nothing. But Cash swears that they’re the only ones that’ll walk out!

Dax takes the mic to say that five years ago, almost to the day, in this building, the same people here tonight, this company started. Why is FTR fighting for AEW? It is not just this company that FTR is fighting for. They are fighting for every single man and woman that wakes up in the morning, goes to work, has a terrible day, but comes home, turns their TVs on, and watches AEW. And for that one moment in time, whether it’s one or two hours, all those problems are gone. One time a week, two times a week, FTR gets to be their hero. If they were to die tomorrow, Anarchy in the Arena, they will be your heroes. #TopGuysOut!

The fans are fired up, just like The American Dragon & FTR! Will they and the Relentless Darby Allin tear down the corrupt Elite to save All Elite Wrestling?


My Thoughts:

A very good Collision, but it always feels like things get so talkie. And that kinda happened here because this was the go home show. All the promos were well done, as they almost always are, but were also in many ways redundant. Well, mostly the Chris Jericho one, but I guess him taking up screentime is part of the gimmick now. Willow’s was really good, too, but I wouldn’t say that changed the go home math or anything. Edge’s promo after that awesome Fatal 4 was also good, and I suppose that’s the promo that matters since he is now turning the tables on Malakai. Edge naturally would want to lead the faction rather than join it, but again something feels very Edge & Judgment Day about this, not sure what happens here.

Storm’s promo certainly helps her ride that Tweener line. On one point, yeah, she’s right, tragedy in life doesn’t entitle anyone to anything outside of sympathy. But at the same time, she sure didn’t show any sympathy to Deeb’s tragedy. Deeb’s response was also good, the title match will be great stuff, but surely Storm retains. And I will say that we got a very good video package for Christian and Swerve, I just wish it wasn’t also on the night bogged down by other promos. The irony is, this video could’ve been on the Countdown to Double or Nothing special from last night, but I wouldn’t know because I didn’t watch it. There must be fans who do watch it if AEW keeps doing them. But it just feels like after five years, AEW would’ve figured out how to not make things feel redundant.

Great opening promo from Moxley with Callis, and good ambush from Takeshita. I thought that with Double or Nothing only giving us a Title Eliminator, Takeshita would still win and force something for Forbidden Door. Now I don’t know. Maybe Takeshita defies the math and wins with cheating, or they go outside the box and have Moxley get disqualified because he’s just that pissed. Great opening Six Man Tag right after, with Hiroshi Tanahashi being a great surprise. A great win for the Faces there, and there’s any number of possibilities for Forbidden Door, but surely Tanahashi will want a part of that card.

Great tag match of Gunns VS Lucha Bros, but I figured Lucha Bros would win to force the trios title match. Granted, still don’t see Death Triangle winning out, but it’ll be a great match. And also of course another match is added to the Buy-In, it’s what happens with all AEW PPVs. Great filler squash of Kyle beating KM, Kyle should definitely be waiting on the other side of Double or Nothing for a title match, and it’d be fitting continuity if he went for the TNT Championship after having his matches with Edge and the House of Black. A good filler match from Mariah and Leyla, with a good win for Mariah. It’d be a bit copy-paste from ROH making Athena & Billie Starkz a mentor-mentee champion duo, but what if Mariah tried for the TBS Championship before going for the world title?

And great main event Six Man Tag, but of course the Faces won. Very good closing promos from FTR, though Dax has used his spiel about doing this for us, the hardworking folks, before and it’s a bit redundant again. I still want this to turn into AEW Avengers: Endgame or whatever, but the way things are going, I would think Team AEW, aka the Faces, find a way to win to motivate Bucks VS FTR “One last time” and at All In 2024.

My Score: 8.7/10


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