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Mitchell’s ROH Results & Report! (8/17/23)

Will The Boys become men?



ROH Wrestling 2023

Will the Tate Twins take the fight to Samoa Joe?

While Samoa Joe is preparing to defend his ROH World Television Champion, he looks to thwart the threat of Dalton Castle…’s BOYS! Will Brandon & Brent come through for The Peacock?


  • Gravity VS Gringo Loco; Gravity wins.
  • Pure Rules Match: Josh Woods w/ Mark Sterling VS Silas Young; Woods wins.
  • ROH Women’s World Championship Proving Ground: Athena VS Brittany J; Athena wins and denies Brittany J a title opportunity.
  • Samoa Joe & Stokely Hathaway VS “The Boys” Brandon & Brent Tate; Joe & Stokely win.
  • The Gates of Agony w/ Prince Nana VS Matt Sydal & Christopher Daniels; The Gates of Agony win.
  • Madison Rayne VS Dani Mo; Rayne wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Isaiah Broner, Lord Crewe & Corey Calhoun; The Dark Order wins.
  • Cole Karter VS Griff Garrison; Cole wins.
  • Billie Starkz VS Charlette Renegade w/ Robyn Renegade; Billie wins.
  • Lee Moriarty & The Workhorsemen VS Lee Johnson, Action Andretti & Darius Martin; Johnson, Action & Darius win.
  • Trish Adora VS Lady Frost; Frost wins.
  • Leyla Hirsch VS Rachael Ellering; Leyla wins.
  • Dalton Castle VS “Pretty” Peter Avalon; Castle wins.
  • Tony Nese w/ Ari Daivari VS Metalik; Metalik wins.


Gravity VS Gringo Loco!

The Astronaut of Lucha may not be going after Samoa Joe’s ROH World Television Championship, but he can still climb the ladder in the rankings. But the same can be said for the Crazy White Guy he’s facing tonight. Who will fly higher and reach that next level?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the two circle, and fans rally up for both luchadores. They tie up, Gravity waistlocks but Gringo switches to ripcord and wrench, then he chinbars to spin and arm-drag! Gravity gets up, dodges, elbows and runs, to roll and arm-drag back! Fans fire up and Gravity runs in. Gringo puts him on the corner but Gravity FLYING RANAS! Fans stay fired up as Gravity keeps going and he Arabian Press arm-drags, but Gravity handsprings through! Fans cheer as the two stand off. Then they rush in, Gravity trips Gringo and then PLANKING SPLASHES! Cover, TWO! Both men get up, Gravity dodges, blocks, but Gringo blocks a kick!

Gringo flips Gravity but he lands on his feet to arm-drag again! Gravity kips up and fans cheer the slow-motion space walk. Gringo is annoyed, fans still rally for him, and he CHOPS Gravity down! Gringo mocks the space walk, drags Gravity up and whips him to a corner. Gravity boots back, Gringo rolls back, Gravity runs in but into a trophy lift! Then FALL AWAY SLAM! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Gringo drags Gravity around and ties up the legs. Gringo has the deathlock then he grabs Gravity’s arm, to BITE the fingers! The ref reprimands but Gringo shifts into a modified Bow ‘n’ Arrow! Gravity endures so Gringo lets off.

Gringo drags Gravity up and fans rally. Gringo CHOPS Gravity back down, then tells the fans, “Lemme hear ya!” Fans fire up and Gringo drags Gravity up. Gringo brings Gravity around to a corner and CHOPS him! Gringo whips corner to corner, Gravity goes up and flips, then catches Gringo for a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Gringo is still in this and fans rally up. Gravity goes up the corner, but Gringo SHOVES him down to the floor! Fans rally, Gringo climbs, and he jumps up to the top rope to ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Direct hit at the ramp and fans fire up! Gringo grins and he drags Gravity back up into the ring. Cover, TWO!

Gringo is annoyed but he keeps after Gravity. Gringo drags Gravity to a drop zone, fans fire up and Gringo goes up. Gringo’s feeling it, BEST SWANTON EVER! Cover, TWO!! Gravity survives that jump-and-turn senton but Gringo keeps after him. Gringo pulls at the mask to put Gravity in a corner, and he CHOPS! Gringo goes corner to corner and back again, but into a BOOT! And then another! Gravity eggs Gringo on, puts him on the apron, and DECKS him! Fans fire up as Gravity runs at the corner, to tumble up and to the corner, to LEAP FROG FLYING RANA!! Fans are thunderous for that, and Gravity space walks away.

Gravity brings Gringo up, snapmares him and sets him down. Gravity goes up the ramp, runs down, handsprings off the apron to IMPLODER PLANCHA! Fans fire up and Gravity puts Gringo back in the ring. Gravity then puts Gringo in a drop zone and he stomps Gringo to space walk. Gravity then headstands on the corner again, another IMPLODER PLANCHA! Cover, TWO! Gravity is frustrated but he just resets on the corner. Gravity goes way up, to 450- NO, he has to bail out as Gringo moves! Gravity runs in, into a STANDING SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO! Gringo hurries to whip Gravity but Gravity rolls to SUNSET BOMB!

It wasn’t the cleanest and both men end up down on the mat. Fans rally up as the standing count starts. Gringo and Gravity each crawl to corners, and they run in to DOUBLE LARIAT! Both men stay up, Gravity runs in but is put on the apron. Gringo ROCKS Gravity, then says he’s gonna kill him!? Gringo goes up but Gravity ROCKS him and GAMANGIRIS! Gravity goes up but Gringo CHOPS! And HEADBUTTS! Gringo stands on the very top, but Gravity joins him! They fight for control, and Gringo has a SUPER SPINNING RACK BOMB!!! Fans lose their minds, Gringo crawls to a cover, TWO!!! Gravity survives!?

Gringo is stunned as he sees Gravity crawling away from this crash landing. Gringo puts Gravity in a corner, Electric Chair Lifts him to the top, and CLUBS him on the back. Gringo then goes outside to climb from the apron. Gringo slashes his throat, but Gravity grabs Gringo for a fireman’s carry! SUPER SAMON DROP! Gravity hurries right up top, to SUPER PLANKING SPLASH!! Cover, Gravity wins!

Winner: Gravity, by pinfall

The Astronaut wins big, and he’s reaching for the stars! Will he bring down some gold when he returns to Earth? Gringo shows Gravity respect with the Code of Honor handshake, what will it take for Gringo to get going in his own right?


Pure Rules Match: Josh Woods VS Silas Young!

The Technical Beast wants to get the goods back, and so he is parting ways with the Varsity Athletes, though keeping Smart Mark Sterling as his manager. And now he faces his old tag team partner in the Last Real Man! Will Woods show Silas that he isn’t the last real man? Or will Silas show Woods who really has the goods?

Our judges for this match are Jerry Lynn, Jimmy Jacobs & Pat Buck. The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and we’re on the clock. The two circle, feel out a grapple, go around and clinch, then Woods headlocks. Silas powers out, drops, but Woods is ready and he headlocks again. Silas tries to power out but Woods throws knees. Silas waistlocks, Woods switches and spins Silas to scoop but Silas slips free. Silas fireman’s carries, Woods slips free and shoves Silas. Silas avoids the spinning powerslam, but Woods avoids the arm-drag, and Silas handsprings up. Fans cheer and Silas mockingly applauds.

Silas and Woods reset, Silas wants another handshake, but Woods leaves him hanging to smooth his hand through his hair. Woods grins but Silas applauds that. The two tie up again, go around, and Woods waistlocks. Fans rally, Silas wrenches but Woods spins to hammerlock. Silas spins, wrenches, and hammerlocks, but Woods spins to hammerlock back. Silas moves around, spins but Woods spins him around and around and around! Silas drop toeholds, Woods grabs ropes! That’s his first ropebreak! Silas got the better of Woods there but we’re only two minutes in. Silas rubs it in, though, and then returns the hand-through-hair.

Woods and Silas circle, Woods gets an ankle pick and trips Silas! Woods spins Silas and waistlocks, keeps with him as he tries to get away, and the two stand for a SLAM by Woods! Woods scuffs Silas a bit, giving Silas a bit of his own medicine. Fans boo but Woods brings Silas up. Silas wrenches, Woods wrenches, repeat! They go back and forth, Silas has the knuckle lock but Woods powers up. Silas twists the wrist again, but Woods spins, waistlocks and powers Silas to a corner. O’Conner Roll, CHAOS- NO, Silas victory rolls it! TWO, and Woods has the legs, but Silas pushes back! TWO, and Silas wrenches to wrangle Woods!

Woods fights up, moves around, and he powers the armlock onto Silas. Silas powers it onto Woods, and they go back and forth on armlock control. We pass four minutes, Silas tries to wrangle Woods but he whips. Silas reverses but Woods brings Silas along to HOTSHOT him! Fans cheer and Woods blows kisses, then storms back in on Silas. Woods hammerlocks and RAMS Silas’ arm into buckles! Silas sputters, Woods brings him up and around, to CLUB the arm! Woods hammerlocks to RAM Silas again! Silas sits down, Woods drags him back up, and he’s after that arm. Woods steps over to ARM TWIST!

Silas writhes but Woods pushes him to a cover, TWO! Woods keeps the arm, stands on it, and he stomps the elbow! And again! And again! Woods stomps a mudhole into that arm! Fans boo as Woods lets off, and Silas bails out to the apron. Woods drags Silas up, but Silas HOTSHOTS him back! Woods staggers, but he KICKS the bad arm! Silas hobbles while clutching the arm, and Woods hammerlocks it. Silas blocks the buckle bump to elbow Woods away! Woods grins and runs back in but only gets buckles! Woods keeps after Silas, Silas rolls him up! TWO, but Silas trips Woods to a jackknife bridge, TWO!

Woods stands, Silas wrenches and whips but Woods reverses. Silas goes up and sunset flips, TWO! Woods stands, into a headlock takeover! Woods headscissors, Silas kips free, and he hits another takeover! Another headscissor, another kip, another takeover! Woods ROCKS Silas with a closed fist! That’s his one freebie, and Woods suplexes to CORNER ANARCHY!! Cover, Woods wins!

Winner: Josh Woods, by pinfall

“Twisted Woods” is a fitting name for that move, because this is a twisted Josh Woods, using everything he learned from Silas, both good and bad, to get the win. And he still gives Silas the Code of Honor handshake. Will Woods continue to bend the rules if it means he breaks back into the title scene?


Maria Kanellis-Bennett speaks.

“You don’t have to have real power to have real power. In all my years in this business, I’ve realized that sometimes, power in name is not as powerful as power of influence. Been doing this for 19 years, broken bones, I’ve messed up my neck. Starved, been homeless, spent time away from my kids, fought my husband’s addictions. But still, this business, the wrestling business, continues to ask for more. Here in ROH, I built a Kingdom. But now, I’ve been scouting for an army to protect that Kingdom, to protect my legacy. Because if this business is gonna continue to ask me to sacrifice, it’s gonna have meaning.

“And as far as Leyla is concerned-” Leyla walks in and asks what about her? What about her? When she came back, she did Maria a favor. Maria gave her money and Leyla took it. But since then, Leyla’s been running through this division. And yet Maria is scouting her? For what? Maria got Leyla a match last week, it was a breeze. So the question is, what does Maria think she can give or do for Leyla that she can’t do for herself? Opportunity. Leyla, you asked for more competition, she got it against Rachael Ellering. Good luck. Then about damn time. Will the LEGIT One be able to trump the Queen of Strong Smile?


ROH Women’s World Championship Proving Ground: Athena VS Brittany J!

Speaking of running through this division, the Fallen Goddess is practically untouchable as she continues her ROH win streak. But will she continue to be spotless on her show? Or will the #SadHooligan cheer up by getting a golden opportunity?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and fans rally up as the two circle. Then Athena pushes past Brittany to get the fans to fire up. But Brittany rolls her up! ONE, but Brittany Oklahoma Rolls! ONE, and Athena swings! Brittany dodges and dodges then ROCKS Athena! Brittany talks some trash and says Athena’s finally getting real competition! Athena says yeah right, and she storms up, only for Brittany to dump her out! Fans fire up for Brittany and she goes to the apron. Brittany runs up but Athena blocks to YANK Brittany right down! Athena paces around Brittany, drags her up, and SWINGS her into railing!

Athena gets all fired up and asks where’s a rap for her! HUH!? Willow gets a rap, where’s one for her?! She gets right in Ian Riccaboni’s face even! Athena goes back to get Brittany up and into the ring. Athena grins as she brings Brittany up, but Brittan ROCKS her again! And again! Brittany runs, tilt-o-whirl and rana, but Athena handsprings through! Things keep moving, Athena POP-UP POWERBOMBS Brittany! Then rolls her to her feet, to DECK her! Cover, Athena wins!

Winner: Athena, by pinfall (denies Brittany J a title match)

And that’s a wrap! Athena’s glare becomes a grin, and she celebrates. But then the RENEGADES attack!? Well, Athena did go after them both last week on her way to almost beating down Billie Starkz, so now they’re going after her in return! Fans boo as Charlette & Robyn beat Athena down, but she fights her way up! Fans fire up but Athena gets thrown! But wait, speaking of Billie, here she comes! Billie is returning the favor on the sorta save last week, but the Renegades slip away. Charlette will have no choice but to fight Billie later tonight, will Billie go 2-0 against these twisted sisters?

Billie helps Athena but Athena shoves her away! Athena storms off and Billie asks what’s her problem. Is the Fallen Goddess gonna have to learn about respect one way or another?


Samoa Joe & Stokely Hathaway VS “The Boys” Brandon & Brent Tate!

The King of Wrestling Television knows Shane Taylor is coming for the title, as is The Peacock. But in an attempt to prove a point to everyone, he and “Big Boss Stoke” look to take down Castle’s pawns. Will Joe & Stokely be a dominant force? Or will this be more like Joe + Stoke: a joke?

Stokely has a mic, and he has it all stop! “Give it up for one of the greatest ROH World Television Champions of all time!” Fans do cheer for Joe, and Stokely says Joe wanted to send a message to Castle and his little Boys. He could’ve teamed with anyone backstage, but he chose the Ruff Rider of ROH, #BigStoke! RUHRUHRUHRUH!! Fans bark along, and Stoke says since Joe is the best of all time, Stoke will be here on the apron if he needs him. Respect. Fans chant for “JOE! JOE! JOE! JOE!” as he keeps the Code of Honor with The Boys. The Boys then sort out, and then attack Joe together!

Fans fire up as the bell rings, and Joe shoves The Boys back to run them both over! Fans fire up and Brent flops out of the ring. Joe drags Brandon up, CHPOS him right down, and Stokely laughs at him. Joe puts Brandon in the corner, fires off JAB after JAB but lets off as the ref counts. Joe tags in Stokely?! Stokely is wary, it’s not like he’s all that much bigger than Brandon. Stokely runs, wheelbarrows, and arm-drags!? Fans fire up as Stokely shows what he can do! Stokely is fired up, he runs in, but Brandon dodges! Stokely hits nothing but buckles, Brandon ROCKS him with a right, then he tags in Brent.

Brandon whips, he drops and Brent hurdles, then back the other way for Brandon to DROPKICK Stokely! Fans fire up and Brent covers, TWO! Brent keeps on Stokely but Stokely JAWBREAKERS! Stokely ROCKS Brent, grins and suplexes, but Brent fights that to snap suplex Stokely! Tag to Brandon for a slingshot SENTON! Fans cheer and Brandon brings Stokely around. Stokely claims something is hurting and the ref checks him. Joe CLOBBERS Brandon behind the ref’s back! Stokely then crawls to tag Joe, and Joe runs up to LARIAT Brandon! Brent runs in but Joe LARIATS him, too!

Joe JABS and JABS and JABS Brandon until he sits down, then he runs in to back elbow and PELE! Brandon falls, Joe back elbows and PELES Brent! Brent falls, Joe drags him up, and fans rally up. Joe puts Brent in a corner, then puts him up top, and tucks him in! But then Stokely says he feels okay! Joe says okay, he HEADBUTTS Brent and drags him down! Stokely goes up, leaps, but Joe moves Brent away! Stokely belly flops, and then Joe puts the COQUINA CLUTCH on Brent! Brent taps, Joe & Stokely win!

Winners: Samoa Joe & Stokely Hathaway, by submission

Stokely looks to be out cold this time, and Joe leaves him be. Will Joe be ready for Shane Taylor’s challenge? Will he have to worry about Dalton Castle coming back for revenge? And for that matter, what of Joe’s challenge to CM Punk? Perhaps the answers to these and more, next time on ROH!


Backstage interview with Billie Starkz.

Lexi Nair is with the young star and asks her about what is going on with her and Athena. Billie will be completely honest, she has no idea what is going on with her and “this crazy woman.” Billie tries to help Athena and- Oh, she wants to talk about crazy? The Renegades walk in and Charlette says, “Wait until you get a load of this double trouble coming your way.” Robyn also wants to talk about their deal with Athena. They put the champ down on the mat, easy, breezy, beautiful, without breaking a sweat. And Billie’s next. Oh is that so? Robyn keeps things from going down now. They’ll handle the Care Bear later. The Renegades head out, will they end the night on top?


The Gates of Agony w/ Prince Nana VS Matt Sydal & Christopher Daniels!

The mouth of the Mogul Embassy is back safe and sound after a run-in with Sting, but Toa Liona & Bishop Kaun are no longer spotless in the year 2023 after facing Darby Allin & Nick Wayne. Will they rebound here tonight? Or will the Third Eye Reborn and Fallen Angel be adding on to their miseries?

The Code of Honor is upheld, though with tension. The teams sort out and fans fire up for Daniels as he circles with Liona. Nana talks trash on Daniels, he and Liona approach then Daniels gets around to a waistlock. But Liona throws Daniels right off! They reset, Daniels makes sure he has dry hands, and the two circle again. They tie up, Daniels gets around to waistlock then headlock, and he grinds the hold. But Liona lifts Daniels up! Daniels holds onto the headlock but Liona powers out, then runs Daniels over! Nana cheers but fans boo as Liona looms over Daniels. Liona bumps Daniels off buckles then tags in Kaun.

Kaun stomps Daniels, CLUBS him, then ROCKS him with a right. Kaun throws body shots and forearms against ropes, but the fans rally for Daniels. Kaun whips, Daniels slides under and then drop toeholds! Fans fire up as Daniels hurries to tag in Sydal! Daniels scoop SLAMS Kaun, Sydal scoop SLAMS Daniels on Kaun! Then STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, ONE!! Sydal keeps on Kaun with a facelock but Kaun pushes him away. Sydal KICKS the leg, KICKS it again, “One more!” But then he QUESTION MARK KICKS! Tag to Daniels, they double whip Kaun, and then drop toehold and basement dropkick!

Fans fire up and Daniels drags Kaun back up. Daniels puts Kaun in a corner, RAMS into him, and RAMS him again! Daniels CHOPS, fans fire up for that, and Daniels says one more! CHOP! Fans “WOO~!” but Kaun turns it around! Only for Daniels to dodge, and CHOP again! Daniels whips, Kaun reverses but he runs into a BOOT! Daniels then dodges Kaun, clinches, but Kaun throws elbows! Liona CLOBBERS Daniels from the ropes! The ref reprimands, Kaun covers, ROPEBREAK! Kaun CHOKES Daniels, then brings him up. Tag to Liona, and Kaun CHOPS! Liona RAMS into Daniels, Kaun CLUBS him, repeat!

The fans boo, the ref reprimands, but Nana likes what he sees! The Gates let off at 4, Liona scoops Daniels to SLAM! Then he runs to FALLING HEADBUTT! Cover, TWO! Liona clamps onto Daniels and fishhooks Daniels’ face! Fans rally, Liona lets off and he stalks Daniels to ropes. Liona tags Kaun, the Gates stomp mudholes into Daniels, then Kaun whips Daniels into the corner. Kaun sits Daniels in the corner facing buckles, tag to Liona, and DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Kaun holds on so Liona can ELBOW DROP! Cover, Sydal breaks it! Liona TOSSES Sydal out, then he storms back to Daniels.

Liona stands on Daniels’ hand, then stomps the arm! Tag to Kaun as Nana laughs. The Gates drag Daniels up to mug him, and Kaun ROCKS Daniels with a forearm! And then DECKS him! Kaun fishhooks Daniels’ nose, runs, then slides into the chinlock! Fans rally for Daniels and Daniels fights up to throw elbows! Daniels runs, but Kaun clinches to IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Kaun drags Daniels over, tag to Liona, and Liona steps on Daniels on his way to run, SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Liona is frustrated with the ref, as is Nana, but the ref says it was all fair! Liona drags Daniels up to a BEARHUG!

Fans rally as Daniels endures, and Daniels throws elbows! Daniels then BITES Liona’s forehead! Fans fire up, Nana protests, but Linoa runs in. Liona only gets buckles, and then a COMPLETE SHOT! Hot tag to Sydal! The Gates rush in as Sydal goes up, and Sydal leaps over Liona to METEORA Kaun! Then Sydal SUPERKICKS Liona, goes Matrix to avoid the lariat, and JUMP KNEES! Liona comes back, catches the wheel kick, but Sydal sunset flips! Liona HIP DROPS but flops as Sydal moves! Sydal runs to SHINING WIZARD! Fans fire up with Sydal and he BUZZSAWS! Cover, ONE?!?! And with mustard, too!

Sydal BUZZSAWS again, but then Kaun ROCKS Sydal! The ref reprimands, the Gates double whip but Sydal KICKS Liona, dodges Kaun, sends him into Liona, dodges again, but Liona CLUBS Sydal! DOUBLE LARIAT SANDWICH! Cover, Daniels breaks it! Fans fire up as the ROH icons are hanging in there. But Kaun tags back in, he and Liona get Sydal up, but Sydal slips free of the Gates to then dodge them, hot tag to Daniels! Daniels fires off CHOPS on both Kaun and Liona, back and forth, but Kaun kicks low! The Gates double whip, but Daniels reverses to send Kaun away. Kaun comes back but Daniels dodges, the LARIAT sends Liona out of the ring!

Daniels kicks Kaun low and underhooks! ANGEL’S WINGS!! Cover, but Liona breaks it! Sydal CLUBS Liona again and again, but Liona fireman’s carries! SAMOAN DROP! Liona runs in, DISCUS LARIAT for Daniels! Nana says to finish this, and Kaun fireman’s carries, to the GUTBUSTER DROP! Cover, the Gates win!

Winners: The Gates of Agony, by pinfall

Still unstoppable in ROH, Nana cheers his guys on. Will nothing stop the Mogul Embassy from running ROH?


Madison Rayne VS Dani Mo!

The Queen Bee returns to ROH, and wouldn’t you know? We get an Ohio VS Michigan rivalry match here as #DinoMite makes her ROH TV debut! Will Dani rain on Madison’s parade? Or will the hometown hero have a victorious homecoming?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the two circle, and fans rally up. They tie up, Dani wrenches and wristlocks but Madison rolls, breaks the grip, and wrenches back. Madison hammerlocks but Dani elbows free! Dani waistlocks but Madison bucks the O’Conner. Dani eggs Madison on, Madison runs in, but Dani gets around to hook the arms and backslide! ONE, Madison dodges to roll Dani up, ONE! Madison trips Dani to jackknife bridge, and it’s deep! TWO! Dani staggers up, Madison whips but Dani reverses. Dani runs in at the corner, into a BOOT! Dani comes back, Madison slips out to the apron, but Dani blocks buckle bump to give buckle bump!

Fans boo Dani but she storms up on Madison. Dani ROCKS Madison, ELBOWS her, then ROUNDHOUSES! Dani snapmares Madison to then cartwheel and KNEE! Cover, TWO! Dani keeps her cool but fans boo. Dani drags Madison up, brings her around, and fireman’s carries. Madison fights out, then ENZGURIS! Madison eggs Dani on now, CHOPS and ROCKS and repeat! Dani staggers, Madison runs back in and spins her, cravat KNEE SMASH, then a NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up and Madison wrenches Dani to reel her in, NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Dani is still in this but Madison is still on her.

Madison dragon sleepers, but Dani pulls hair! Fans boo and the ref reprimands but Dani wrenches to ROCK Madison! And KICK! And CHOP! And then feint high, to KICK low! Madison drops to a knee, but she avoids the next kick to knee Dani in the back! Dragon sleeper, CROSS RAYNE! Cover, Madison wins!

Winner: Madison Rayne, by pinfall

Columbus cheers Ohio’s queen, will she look to once again be a women’s world champion?


Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Isaiah Broner, Lord Crewe & Corey Calhoun!

Evil Uno, Alex Reynolds & John Silver continue to put out the call for everyone to #JoinDarkOrder or get out of the way. But will they give their opponents a choice tonight?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the trios sort out, and Uno is right in Isaiah’s face. The bell rings, Uno nods and pats Isaiah on the shoulder, before he SLAPS him! Fans fire up, and Uno CHOPS! And bumps Isaiah off buckles! And CHPOS and stomps a mudhole! The ref counts, Uno lets off but he’s all fired up! Fans cheer but Isaiah CHOPS and ROCKS and CHOPS back! But Uno throat chops! And regular CHOPS! And again! And then he DECKS Isaiah! Tag to Reynolds, and they both run to BLAST Crewe & Calhoun! Uno SPLASHES Isaiah and then feeds him to Reynolds’ LARIAT! Fans fire up with the Dark Order as Reynolds rain down fists!

Reynolds fires up and storms around. Reynolds drags Isaiah up, but Isaiah scoops! Reynolds slips off to CHOP BLOCK! Then DOUBLE STOMP! Isaiah sputters and Reynolds scuffs his sole off Isaiah’s face. Tag to Silver and fans fire up for the Meat Man! Silver sits Isaiah up to KICK! Fans chant “JOHNNY HUNGY!” and Silver flexes. Silver KICKS, then runs to PENALTY KICK! “I’m freakin’ jacked, baby!” Cocky cover, ONE! Silver bumps Isaiah off boots! Tag to Uno, and he runs in to CHOP! Uno drags Isaiah up to snap suplex! Tag back to Reynolds and he drags Isaiah around, to KNEE DROP on the head! And again!

Reynolds taunts Isaiah while standing on his face and doing the #JoinDarkOrder hand. But then wait, is that Stu Grayson? Is the Righteous not done with The Dark Order? Reynolds asks what Stu’s doing out here, and Silver says the Dark Order already kicked his ass. But wait, Isaiah tags in Calhoun! Calhoun runs up to roll Reynolds up! ONE!! POP-UP KNEE from Reynolds! Calhoun falls over, tag to Uno, then tag to Silver. The Dark Order see Crewe running in, send him into the corner, and that starts up the WOMBO COMBO! GAMANGIRI, ROLLING ELBOW, ENZIGURI, STUNNER and BOOT to GERMAN SUPLEX! Ooh, Wombo Combo Plus!

Fans fire up for the Dark Order and they get Calhoun up. PENDULUM BOMB! Cover, The Dark Order wins!

Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall

Calhoun finds himself in the #DarkerRealm, but Uno does shake his hand for the Code of Honor. Stu is watching with… a proud smile? We know The Righteous wanted to unleash this fury within the team, and then Silver PUNTS Isaiah in the head! Stu likes that even more! He applauds and says “Good job!” Will there be another chapter between the Dark Order and The Righteous? Will wrestlers #JoinDarkOrder just to avoid being victims?


Claudio Castagnoli speaks.

“I hear the whispers. I see the writing. ‘Where’s the world champion? Why’s he not on the show? Does he not care?’ Well, I do care. And I am here. Just because you don’t see me doesn’t mean I’m not watching, doesn’t mean I’m not scouting, doesn’t mean I’m not training, doesn’t mean I’m not taking this seriously. Eddie Kingston, I told you you’re not worthy. Mark Briscoe, I told you you’re not ready. Pac, bastard, I told you you’d pay for this. You just didn’t know how dearly.

“See, when I won this ROH World Championship a little bit over a year ago, it was my first world championship. And I was so proud. I loved it. It’s an achievement after 20+ years of wrestling. And I thought, ‘I love ROH. I love wrestling. I’m gonna be the best champion possible.’ Then I lost it to Chris Jericho, and he didn’t give a damn about ROH. He couldn’t care less. Then I beat him and became two-time champion. But I learned something from him. I wasn’t as naïve as I was before. I wasn’t going in all bushy-tailed and bright-eyed, or whatever the saying is. I was going in knowing that I had a job. A simple job.

“Don’t get me wrong. Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s easy to do. Because what it meant was let go of the thing you love. Now, what is it that you love? What is it that you worked your whole life for? What is it that you left everything for? Imagine having to let that go, having to let that die, to take the next step. Because I had to realize, for all the passion and love I have for wrestling, it was nothing but a burden. It was my job to be the ROH World Champion and to keep people like Eddie Kingston, like Mark Briscoe, and like Pac and so many of you on this roster  away from this!

“Because there’s not many people on this world that can do what I can do. There’s not many people that can wrestle in Blood & Guts, and then two days later, defend this championship like nothing happened. There’s not many people that can take a 48-hour-plus travel to Japan, have 30 seconds to get ready, and then take on three of the best wrestlers in the world, and take them to their limit. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying this to brag. I’m not saying this to get a pat on my shoulder. No. I know what I’m capable of, and I know what’s asked of me. And sometimes, when I think about that me, it frightens me.

“Because I know what I have to do to hold onto this. And if you step in the ring with me… I’m in the Blackpool Combat Club. I’ve stepped in the ring with my friends, and I’ve stepped in the ring with my enemies. I’ve stepped in the ring with people I respected, and I’ve stepped in the ring with people I don’t respect. And there’s only one thing, and that is competition. And at the end of the day, for me, you may think it’s sad, but it’s a relief for me. I have no personal attachment. This is just a job. But not just any job, it’s my job. And I am really, really, really good at my job! So if you want to take this from me, you simply have to be better than me. Good luck.”

The Swiss Cyborg has spoken, will anyone ever be able to dethrone him again?


Cole Karter VS Griff Garrison!

The diamond in the rough has the eye of the First Lady of Wrestling, wanting to prove he’s worth his weight in gold. But will he be able to outshine the Ivy League MVP? Or will Griff drop the dime on Cole?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Griff waistlocks and he SLAMS Cole down! Cole fights up and RAMS Griff to a corner, the ref counts, and Cole lets off. But Griff avoids the cheap shot! Then he CHOPS! Griff CHOPS again, but then Cole throat chops! Cole CLUBS Griff, whips, but Griff reverses. Griff hurdles, drops then hip tosses hard! Cole staggers up, into a BOOT! Cole goes to a corner, Griff runs in to STINGER SPLASH! And then facelock to a suplex, FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Cole survives and fans rally up for Griff. Griff watches from the corner, Cole stands, and then Cole scrambles away!

Griff storms up on Cole, Cole YANKS him into buckles! Cole runs in to DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Cole keeps cool and he drags Griff up. Cole whips and ELBOWS Griff down, then soaks up the heat. Cole says they know he’s good, and he clamps on a chinlock. Griff endures the knee in his back and fans rally up. Griff fights up, pries the hold open, and he body shots hard! And forearms hard, too! Griff fires shots, whips, but Cole reverses to POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Griff toughs it out but Cole keeps his cool. Cole goes up a corner to soak up more heat and points to fans. Cole goes back to Griff, snap suplexes, then struts around.

Fans boo as Cole blows kisses to the camera. Cole drags Griff up, reels him in, and then he snap suplexes again! Cole just keeps soaking up the heat and he goes back to Griff. Cole reels Griff in a third time, grins, but Griff fights the third to cradle! TWO!! Cole escapes, Griff ROLLING ELBOWS!! Fans are thunderous for Griff and he fires up again! Griff brings Cole up, torture racks, but Cole claws his face! Cole then LEG LARIATS! Griff wobbles and Cole reels him in, Canadian Rack to a AK47! Cole isn’t done there, though, he reels Griff in to Canadian Rack, CLIFFHANGER DDT! Cover, Cole wins!

Winner: Cole Karter, by pinfall

Maria appears now, strutting down the ramp. Cole claps and waves hi. She whispers something to him, and he nods. Cole shows Griff respect with the Code of Honor, then pats him on the shoulder. Then Cole follows Maria to the back. Is Cole going to join The Kingdom’s army to protect their territory?


Billie Starkz VS Charlette Renegade w/ Robyn Renegade!

We saw these young stars get at each other earlier tonight, both in the ring and in the back, but now they’re going to have it out! The Prodigy of Honor shocked quite a few people by beating Robyn, will she surprise the rest by going two for two? Or will the Renegades ruin the win streak before it begins?

The Code of Honor is upheld, but then Charlette DECKS Billie right at the bell! Charlette rains down fists, the ref reprimands, and Charlette drags Billie up to a fireman’s carry. Billie fights with elbows and is free, then taunts Charlette. Charlette runs in, Billie gets around but Charlette holds ropes! Charlette elbows Billie, then dodges the dropkick! Billie slips out to the floor where Robyn waits to distract her. Billie talks trash with Robyn, and Charlette DIVES to take Billie down! A rough landing on the ramp but Charlette puts Billie in. Billie swings but Charlette TACKLES her! Charlette gives more ground ‘n’ pound!

Charlette then turns Billie over, and puts her in a CAMEL CLUTCH! But she fishhooks Billie’s nose! The ref reprimands, Charlette lets go and feels gross for having touched Billie’s nostrils. Charlette storms up to put Billie in a corner, and RAM her with a shoulder! The ref counts, Charlette lets off, and Billie ELBOWS her! And BOOTS her! Billie kicks but Charlette blocks, and Charlette throws the feet away, only for Billie to JUMP KICK in return! Billie then goes up top, but Charlette distracts the ref and Robyn anchors Billie’s foot! Charlette then storms up on Billie, the ref reprimands Robyn, but Charlette SUPERPLEXES!

Roll through! But Billie GHOSTBUSTERS!? Cover, TWO!! Charlette survives Billie turning things around and fans rally up. Billie smacks Charlette off the mat and she goes to the apron. But Robyn is there, so Billie BOOTS her! Billie goes up the corner, Robyn reaches into the ring, the ref reprimands but Robyn still drags Charlette out of the way, and Billie Swanton Bomb FLOPS on the mat! Billie writhes, the ref reprimands Robyn, but Charlette fireman’s carries! LANDSLIDE!! Cover, TWO!??! Billie survives and shocks the Renegades! Charlette drags Billie up, runs, but Billie back elbows! KNEE LIFT! LARIAT!!

Billie rolls Charlette through to get her up, tuck and C R 2!! Cover, BILLIE WINS!

Winner: Billie Starkz, by pinfall

And Robyn CLOBBERS her for it! Robyn stomps away on Billie for beating her and her sister, but here comes ATHENA! She SPEARS Robyn! Fans are thunderous, Charlette goes after Athena and they scrap! Billie staggers up, Athena ROCKS Charlette and Billie ROCKS Robyn! They brawl with the Renegades, Billie ROCKS Robyn and BOOTS Charlette! Athena glares at Billie, but then ROCKS Robyn! Athena TOSSES Robyn out and the Renegades are in retreat! Athena then stares Billie down, and Billie is a bit wary. But then Athena steps forward, the two nod, and they both build speed! DOUBLE TOPE takes out the Renegades at the ramp!

Fans fire up and Athena gives Billie a bit of a shove. But they seem united on this front. Athena holds up the belt, then tells Billie to tie up with her? Is this an impromptu match? Billie offers a handshake first, Code of Honor and all. Fans chant “SHAKE HER HAND! SHAKE HER HAND!” Athena leaves Billie hanging! “C’mon, minion, let’s go!” What? Athena is saying Billie’s her sidekick or something? Is this her backhanded way of showing Billie respect? Billie follows her anyway, will the Prodigy soon have a shot at the Fallen Goddess’ gold?


Backstage interview with The Varsity Athletes.

Lexi Nair is with Tony Nese & Ari Daivari, the latter doing jumping jacks right now, and brings up that week after week, Nese tries to get fans to participate in group training. What exactly is he trying to achieve here? Daivari stops doing jumping jacks as Nese asks Lexi if she’s ever even looked around at the audiences in the arenas they go to. Has she looked out and seen these supposed pro-wrestling fans? Everyone talks about making wrestling better, but he is worried about making the fans better! Into premier athletes like him and Daivari. But every time he tries, he gets interrupted! ROH management assures him every single week that he has the floor, and yet he gets interrupted!

But Mark Sterling, being the great lawyer he is, assures us that this week, Nese finally has the floor. Have you seen the health statistics of North Carolina? It is staggeringly depressing. These people need him. So tonight, North Carolina is finally having a full group training session the fans need badly! And Lexi, you better show up, you need it, too. The Varsity Athletes head out, will they really get through the full set tonight?


Lee Moriarty & The Workhorsemen VS Lee Johnson, Action Andretti & Darius Martin!

#TAIGASTYLE joins forces with JD Drake & Anthony Henry in a rare Six Man Tag outing for him, and against Big Shotty, The Sight to See, and the Air Wolf! Who will establish themselves as a new force in the ROH Trios Division?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the teams sort out, and we get Lee starting with Lee! Moriarty and Johnson circle, tie up, and Moriarty waistlocks but Johnson switches but then Moriarty goes for an arm but then Johnson slips away! Fans cheer this already fast and furious technical showdown. The two reset, circle, and feel out a knuckle lock. Moriarty breaks, wrenches, spins around and trips Johnson to have the armlock. Moriarty drags Johnson up, Johnson rolls through but Moriarty whips, only for Johnson to reverse. Moriarty goes up and over, things speed up, and Moriarty ducks, Johnson hurdles, and Johnson DROPKICKS!

Fans fire up and Johnson arm-drags! Johnson has the armlock, grinds the shoulder, then stands Moriarty up. Johnson brings him over, tag to Darius. Darius goes up and he DOUBLE STOMPS Moriarty’s arm! Darius wrenches, tags Action, and they double whip Moriarty. Moriarty KICKS Action, whips Darius but Darius reverses. Moriarty goes out, BOOTS in, but slingshots into an atomic drop! Action clotheslines Moriarty up and out! Henry runs in but is sent out, and then Action HANDSPRING HEEL KICKS him down! JD runs in, into a CHOP, KICK, double snapmare and then KICK and basement DROPKICK!

Fans fire up, Moriarty returns but into a DOUBLE HIP TOSS! Action gets help from Darius, HIP TOSS SENTON! Cover, TWO! Action drags Moriarty up, brings him over, and tags in Johnson. They mug Moriarty, Johnson keeps him from the Workhorsemen, then CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Johnson whips, Moriarty reverses and Henry gets a cheap shot in! Johnson DECKS Henry for that, ELBOWS Moriarty, but then Moriarty distracts the ref so JD can CLOBBER Johnson! Moriarty tags JD and JD slingshot SENTONS! Henry BLASTS Action, SPLASHES Johnson, and feeds him to the SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, TWO!

JD is annoyed with the ref but he keeps on Johnson. JD pulls on Johnson’s ear, ROCKS him with a forearm, then puts him in the corner. JD CHOPS Johnson and he almost falls over! Tag to Moriarty, he drags Johnson up to knee low. And knee again! And then SNAP HALF HATCH! Bridging cover, TWO, but Moriarty keeps on Johnson. Moriarty bumps Johnson off Henry’s boot, then tags Henry in. The Saint of Augusta snapmares to PENALTY KICK Johnson on the back! Johnson writhes, Henry taunts Action & Darius, then KICKS Johnson in the chest! And again! And then Henry eggs “Big Shotty,” so Johnson CHOPS!

Henry fires off fast hands and he fisherman’s, but Johnson slips free! Duck down, hot tags to Moriarty and Action! Action dodges Moriarty to ROCK JD and GAMANGIRI Henry! SNAKE EYES for Moriarty, to a SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Action kips up, fans fire up, and Action DIVES to take out Henry! Fans fire up more as Action goes back up, springboards in, but has to roll through as Moriarty moves! Moriarty runs in, but into a SPANISH FLY! Cover, Henry DOUBLE STOMPS it apart! Darius runs in, Henry whips him away but Darius holds ropes. Darius BOOTS Henry into Action’s SHOTGUN that sends him back into a GERMAN SUPLEX from Darius!

Fans fire up but JD storms in. JD LARIATS Darius but Action ducks ‘n ‘dodges and hops up to SPINNING- NO, JD denies the rana to run and SHOTGUN BOOT! Cover, TWO!! Darius survives but JD tags Henry. They get Action up but he BOOTS Henry away and slips free of JD’s grip. Henry ROUNDHOUSES, they reset, ASSISTED POP-UP BOMB! Cover, but Johnson breaks it! Moriarty runs in, spins Johnson around, HAMMERLOCK NECKBREAKER! And then Moriarty swings on Darius but gets a GAMANGIRI for it! And a STEP-IN COMPLETE SHOT! JD gets Darius for a butterfly to SILENCER!

But Action springboards, FLYING CHUCK on JD! Henry rolls Action up with tights, TWO!! Action ducks a kick, torture racks, but Henry slips off! Henry CLUBS, O’Conner Rolls, but Action turns it around and bridges through! Action’s team wins!!

Winners: Lee Johnson, Action Andretti & Darius Martin, by pinfall

In the blink of an eye, Action turns the tables and takes the victory! Will he, Darius & Johnson climb up to a trios championship shot just as fast?


Backstage interview with Athena.

Lexi is with the AEW Women’s World Champion and Athena says, “What’s up, bestie?” But then she also has Billie join in. Athena has them both around the shoulders and says this is a special occasion. She has her bestie and her loyal follower here. For all of Billie’s faithful service to the “Forever Champion” of the ROH Women’s Division, Athena will give Billie a number. She will be Minion 400,237 and 3/4ths. Um, Athena, that’s not what’s important right now. What about the Renegades? What about them? Billie has an idea! Next week, Athena & Billie VS The Renegades in a tag team match!

Athena says no no no no no. Billie does not think. Athena does the thinking, Athena does the fighting, that is why Athena is the champion! Bestie, tell her! Uh… What Athena says goes. Good. They’ll talk about this later, but chop chop, Minion, you’re driving her to the mall! Billie says she’s not a minion! But she still follows Athena anyway. But Billie put it out there, will management decide to team them up against Robyn & Charlette?


Trish Adora VS Lady Frost!

The Afro-Punk looks to fire up towards the title, but the Coolest Wrestler You’ll Ever Meet wants to end the heatwave. Will Adora march right up the rankings? Or will Frost put her and the rest of this division on ice?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Adora wrenches to wristlock, but Frost uses ropes to flip through and she wrenches back. Adora wrenches back, suplexes, but Frost turns it to a cradle! TWO, and Adora storms up. Frost wrenches, arm-drags to a cover, ONE! Adora Oklahoma Rolls, ONE! Both women go for facelocks but Adora hits the takedown to a cover, ONE! The two stand off and fans cheer. They approach, Frost waistlocks but Adora switches to then ripcord and whip. Frost goes up and over and handsprings, then comes back, but into only buckles! Adora RONDHOUSES, then snapmares.

Adora has Frost’s arms and stands over her for a deep motorcycle stretch. Then Adora doe the splits to sit on Frost for an even deeper motorcycle stretch! Fans cheer as Adora bounces on Frost, then turns her over to another kind of cradle, TWO! Frost goes to the apron and Adora shrugs. Adora asks what’s up, then runs in. She avoids the shoulder to KNEE Frost down! Adora then runs side to side but Frost avoids the dropkick! Adora tumbles out of the ring, but she sees Frost on the apron. Frost handsprings over the sweep, but Adora blocks the kick! Adora throws Frost but Frost flips through! And then CANNONBALLS to take Adora down!

Fans fire up with Frost and she shows she can twerk! Frost puts Adora in the ring, covers, TWO! Frost keeps cool and she storms up on Adora. Adora ROCKS Frost, then POLISH HAMMERS! And BACKHANDS! And BOOTS! Then CROSSBODIES! Fans fire up with Adora and she brings Frost up. BASEMENT GERMAN! Bridging cover, TWO! Frost escapes but Adora storms back up on her. Adora drags Frost up, reels her in, and hoists her up onto the top rope, for a LONDON TOWER! Cover, TWO!! Frost survives and Adora grows frustrated. Fans rally behind Adora as she pumps up that arm.

Adora aims at Frost as she rises, but Frost ducks the lariat to roll Adora up! Cover, TWO! Frost spins, SCREW HIGH KICK! Adora flops down, Frost puts her in a drop zone! Frost goes up, fans fire up, FROSTBITE! Cover, Frost wins!

Winner: Lady Frost, by pinfall

Adora tried to melt Frost but ended up with a cold snap! Frost shows Adora respect with the Code of Honor, will Frost prove she is worthy of bringing this cold to the gold?


Backstage interview with Kiera Hogan.

Lexi says Kiera has had quite a run in both AEW and ROH, but it would seem she was watching Frost during that match. Does she want to say something to her? Kiera says Lexi is right, she has had a good run in AEW and ROH, including multiple matches with ROH Women’s World Champion, Athena. Which in their last match, a Street Fight, she held her own, though ultimately losing. So she’s gonna put it to Lady Frost like this. When you put fire against ice, fire always comes out on top. And The Hottest Flame plans on putting that icy b*tch in her place. And that’s all, PERIODT! Kiera heads out, is she going to blaze a trail to the top?


Leyla Hirsch VS Rachael Ellering!

The First Lady of Wrestling said this was Leyla’s opportunity to prove herself against some legit competition and Leyla is all for it. But will winning here mean anything towards Leyla joining The Kingdom’s army? Or will this just be Leyla stepping up and over another opponent on her way to the top?

The Code of Honor is not upheld as Leyla kicks Rachael’s hand away. The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Rachael headlocks, but Leyla powers out and trips her up at the same time! Then waistlock and gator roll, the two fight up, and Rachael switches out to scoop and SLAM! Fans fire up, Rachael runs to SENTON! Rachael drags Leyla up to CHOP her! And CHOP again! And again! MACHINE GUN CHOPS, then Rachael runs, btu Leyla dodges! Leyla slips around, sunset flips, but Rachael rolls through, and Leyla KICKS the arm! Leyla wrenches and WRINGS that arm, then she boots Rachael down.

Leyla grabs the arm to SLAM it on the mat, and then again! Leyla drops elbows on the arm, then looms over Rachael. Rachael sits up, Leyla KICKS the arm again! Leyla grabs at the arm, CLUBS it, hammerlocks it, then RAMS Rachael right into buckles! Leyla drags Rachael out to a FUJIWARA, but Rachael clasps hands! Fans rally, Rachael rolls this to a cover, TWO! Leyla holds onto the arm, still wants the Fujiwara, but Rachael resists. Leyla settles on just a standard armlock to grind that shoulder, but fans rally up. Rachael fights up, rolls, but that puts her in the LEGIT ARMBAR!! Rachael hurries to push through to a stack! ONE as Leyla shifts!

Rachael deadlifts Leyla, but Leyla lets go! Rachael still WRINGS Leyla out, and SLIDING BOOTS! Fans fire up and Rachael goes to a corner. Leyla runs in, but Rachael BOOTS her away! Rachael runs to UPPERCUT Leyla down! And then she THROWS Leyla down! Rachael drags Leyla up, fisherman’, AOI SHODOU!! Cover, TWO!! Leyla survives and fans rally up for Rachael. Rachael shakes out the bad arm, grimaces as she drags Leyla up, and she CHOPS! And CHOPS! But Leyla CLUBS Rachael back! Rachael ROCKS Leyla, whips her corner to corner, but Leyla goes up and over and piggybacks for a SLEEPER!

Rachael fights but the bad arm makes that tricky! Leyla turns this into an IRON OCTOPUS!! Rachael fries free, throws Leyla away, but Leyla comes back! Into a SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, TWO into ghost pin! TWO!! LEGIT ARMBAR!! Rachael taps, Leyla wins!

Winner: Leyla Hirsch, by submission

Rachael gave Leyla a fight, but Leyla still found a way to win! She is LEGIT, but is she going to stand with The Kingdom? Or will she stand on her own when she takes that women’s title?


Dalton Castle w/ “The Baby Chicks” VS “Pretty” Peter Avalon!

The Peacock saw his Boys put up a valiant effort against Samoa Joe, and technically Stokely, too… But now, Castle is in action to prove he is the uncrowned and rightful king of wrestling television! Will this get ugly for Pretty Peter?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings and the two circle. Castle says he’s gonna set the ring on fire! Fans fire up for that, but Avalon tries to calm Castle down with a swivel of the hops. But Castle gets in his face and says you don’t do that! Do that again and he’ll rip your face off! Avalon is taken aback, but the two tie up. They clinch, Castle puts Avalon in a corner, and then he lets off. Avalon shoves Castle, so Castle shoots in to waistlock and SLAM! Fans fire up as Castle waistlocks again. Castle squeezes tight with a bearhug but Avalon fights up. Avalon RAMS Castle into buckles, the ref counts, and the two let off. But Avalon gets a cheap shot in!

Avalon and Castle reset, Castle ankle picks to a gator roll to a rear mount. Avalon fights up, switches, headlocks, goes up the corner, TORNADO TAKEOVER! But Castle rolls it to get free, only for Avalon to DROPKICK Castle! Fans fire up, Avalon runs in, but Castle Alabama Lifts! Avalon kicks free to avoid Bangarang, then he BOOTS Castle away! Avalon runs in, but Castle clinches to T-BONE SUPLEX! Fans fire up and Castle runs to JUMP KNEE in the corner! Clothesline, whip and Alabama Lift! BANGARANG! Cover, Castle wins!

Winner: Dalton Castle, by pinfall

Castle says you wanna collude against him, ignore him? He’s the greatest thing ROH has! He’ll win so many Emmys and break so many hearts! Will Castle return to the ROH World Television Championship and dethrone Samoa Joe?


Backstage interview with Shane Taylor.

Speaking of the ROH World Television Championship, Lexi is with the #1 Contender and says that last week, he won the Contender Eliminator Tournament. How does he feel going into this match-up? Shane says it’s been six years. Six years that Shane was the man in ROH. The most dominant ROH TV Champion of all time. The most dominant ROH World Six Man Champion of all time, as CEO and captain of the most dominant crew of all time, Shane Taylor Promotions. Is she seeing the pattern here? Yes, she sees it.

Shane continues to say that no matter what he did to establish himself here, all anyone wanted to talk about was the old guard. Claudio, Danielson, Punk, Joe! Now, there was nothing he could do about it back then, because he couldn’t fight them then. But he can fight them all now. Signed, sealed and delivered, Samoa Joe VS Shane Taylor for the ROH World TV Championship! A fight that not only has the crowd hyped, but even the pros! Shane tells Joe that he better worried. Shane isn’t gonna try and pin Joe, or submit Joe. He’s gonna beat him down and knock him out! Shane puts Joe to sleep, takes back HIS ROH World TV Championship and back to making HIS history and solidifying HIS legacy, getting back to being Big Bad Shane T, the baddest man you’ve ever seen.

Shane has said all he needs to say, will his fists do the rest of the talking when he finally gets to throw down with Samoa Joe?


Tony Nese w/ Ari Daivari VS Metalik!

The Premier Athlete said he’d get his moment tonight, but he still has a match scheduled with the King of Ropes. Daivari hands the mic over and Nese tells North Carolina that normally, he likes to start things off with a joke to loosen things up, but he saw the statistics of this state, looking at their physical health, and there is nothing funny about it. In fact, it’s rather disgusting. It seems they’d rather eat their cookout or drink their terrible wine instead of actually putting something healthy like a vegetable int heir mouths! Fans cheer that, and Nese tells them that since he is a personal trainer, and every time he tries this, he gets interrupted, he had Sterling take care of things.

Nese now has the assurance of ROH management that tonight, we are finally going to have a GROUP TRAINING SESSION! Everyone, stand up on your feet! Stand up, you fat people, and start stretching! Reach up as high as you can! Let those armpits breath! But then someone walks out saying, “Tony. Tony, Tony, Tony.” Jerry Lynn is back! And he says that while he has no idea what that ambulance chaser, Mark Sterling, has told Tony, but Tony doesn’t just get to cancel matches and ruining our nights with a bogus cash grab. Tony Khan is fed up with it, too, so here is someone Nese should be familiar with. A blast from the past, so to speak.

The King of the Ropes makes his entrance and fans fire up! It’s time to see who is the better wrestler under 205, live!

The Code of Honor is not upheld as Nese just refuses. The bell rings, the two tie up, and Nese headlocks. Metalik throws body shots, powers out, but Nese runs him over! Nese does jumping jacks, Daivari joins in, and Nese kicks Metalik around. Things speed up, Metalik hurdles, Nese leaps over, then Metalik ducks ‘n’ dodges and handspring arm-drags! Fans fire up, Metalik runs in but Nese dodges. Metalik BOOTS back, goes up to BOOT again, then tightrope walks to FLYING ARM-DRAG! Fans fire up as Nese bails out! Fans rally, Metalik builds speed, and he fakes Nese out with the handspring!

Metalik flexes on Nese and fans cheer but Nese tells them to shut up. Metalik does jumping jacks, Nese runs in but Metalik dodges to mule kick! Nese sputters, Metalik eggs him on, then Metalik runs. But Nese distracts the ref and Daivari hooks Metalik’s foot! Nese then runs in to slide and trip Metalik! Then drags him out to dump on the floor! Fans boo but Daivari applauds. Nese drags Metalik up, puts him in, and stomps him around. Nese looms over Metalik, stomps him more, then mocks the fans who keep jeering. Nese drags Metalik up but Metalik fires body shots! Nese knees low, whips, but Metalik sunset flips!

Nese rolls through, SOBAT! Cover, TWO! Metalik is tougher than that but Nese is still frustrated. Nese drags Metalik up to put him on the top rope, and then in a Tree of Woe. Nese soaks up the heat, goes corner to corner, but then sits down to do AB CRUNCH KICKS! Fans boo, Daivari does his best ab crunches on the apron, and Nese lets off. He says that’s how you get the eight pack. Nese dumps Metalik down out of the Tree, and then he steps on Metalik. Cocky cover, TWO! Nese stomps Metalik again, then puts on the body scissor squeeze! Metalik endures, but Nese CHOPS him! Fans rally, Metalik fights around, and throws elbows!

Nese lets Metalik go but then goes to a rear bearhug! Metalik endures again, fights up to his feet, and fans rally as Metalik throws elbows. Metalik CHOPS, but Nese throws him out! Metalik GAMANGIRIS Nese, BOOTS Daivari, then jumps over Nese’s slide to ASAI MOONSAULT at the ramp! Both men are down and fans fire up! Metalik holds his foot, the spot that hit Nese right in the head. Nese crawls over and drags himself into the ring. Metalik hobbles up to the apron, goes up the corner, and Metalik CROSSBODIES! Metalik bounces off the cover, but he counter punches and CHOPS! Metalik whips, Nese reverses and runs in, into a BOOT!

Metalik runs, SLING-DOG! Fans fire up, Metalik goes up and along the ropes, to MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Metalik is a bit surprised, but he drags Nese up. Metalik fireman’s carries, but Nese fights free! Nese waistlocks, Metalik throws elbows! Metalik roars, runs, but Nese ROCKS him with a left! Nese reels Metalik in, to SITOUT POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Metalik survives and fans fire up! Nese drags Metalik up, fireman’s carries, but Metalik fights with elbows again! Metalik puts Nese in a corner, Nese blocks a boto and schoolboys Metalik into buckles! Metalik is down. Nese runs side to side, but Metalik is up?! SUPERKICK!!

Fireman’s carry, METALIK DRIVER!! Cover, METALIK WINS!!

Winner: Metalik, by pinfall

grand win for Metalik, and he humbles the Premier Athlete here tonight! But will Metalik bring the fiesta to the champions of ROH? Will Nese give up on group training to focus on wrestling?

My Thoughts:

A pretty good episode of ROH here, though a rather bloated two hours and 14 minutes. All good matches but quite a few unadvertised ones that were honestly filler. Gravity VS Gringo Loco, Gates of Agony VS Sydal & Daniels, Madison Rayne VS Dani Mo, and the Six Man of Moriarty & Workhorsemen VS Johnson, Action & Darius. Though, I suppose Madison returning to ROH is the point of that one, as was the “getting back on track” nature of Gates of Agony winning. I do appreciate that they made Adora VS Frost into something a bit more meaningful with Kiera Hogan calling out Frost. I’m honestly surprised we haven’t gotten Kiera VS Frost before this, and that should be a good match.

A little surprised at what was the main event, too. Nese VS Metalik was really good stuff, given their history from WWE 205 Live and NXT, but again, Nese having a backstage promo was redundant when he says the same stuff in front of the fans. And also, left hand not knowing what right hand doing, they spoiled Metalik’s appearance by giving us the match graphic when it was supposed to be treated as a surprise. I really hope Nese stops with the group training gag, it isn’t going to go anywhere, and his character is even self-aware that people show up just to interrupt it. We got a great look at Woods being serious again in that really good Pure Rules match with Silas, maybe we get something like that from Daivari & Nese next.

Good Six Man of Dark Order squashing those jobbers, and it ended up meaning something when Stu Grayson showed up to apparently show his approval. But, didn’t we get that in the post Death Before Dishonor promo? What really needs to happen next is the Dark Order actually getting new members since they’re supposed to be looking to rebuild their numbers. Heck, The Kingdom is adding as Maria is recruiting to this “army” she mentioned. She’s got Cole Karter hook, line and sinker after he had a good win over Griff. And Leyla had a good match with Rachael Ellering, but I feel like Leyla’s gonna be defiant about joining up in any capacity, even if Maria were to somehow get her a title match.

And speaking of the title, great stuff from Athena, Billie and the Renegades. Athena is definitely being some kinda two-faced with making Billie into a “minion.” It could be a case of “keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” Athena knows Billie is good, but instead of making her an enemy and having multiple matches with her a la Willow Nightingale and Kiera Hogan, she’ll keep Billie under her thumb by pretending she’s taking Billie under her wing. But at the same time, the tag match idea felt like the right move. Billie & Athena will surely win, and then we’ll see if Athena VS Billie happens for some important episode down the line.

For that matter, same should happen for Samoa Joe VS Shane Taylor. Great promo from Shane, he is going to have a great match with Joe, but probably after we get past All In and All Out in the next few weeks. Dalton Castle VS Peter Avalon was also good, and not really filler since Castle called out Joe again. And while Joe & Stokely VS The Boys was of course going to go Joe’s way, it was pretty funny how Stokely actually got into the action. It wasn’t necessarily a strong match so I can see why it wasn’t the main event, but c’mon, it’s still Samoa Joe, and it helps create synergy between ROH and AEW.

Claudio had a really good promo of his own, though it felt maybe a line or two longer than it needed to. He probably could’ve trimmed it down around the “it frightens me” part, saving some of those other good lines he used for another promo later. I do wonder who they have planned for his next challenge as he made it seem like he’s moved past Eddie Kingston for now. Even though clearly he hasn’t because that’s what All In is setting up with the 6v6 Stadium Stampede match.

My Score: 8.4/10

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Mitchell’s ROH Results & Report! (9/21/23)

So much gold~!



ROH Wrestling 2023

The champions of ROH are in action!

ROH has a NEW World Champion in Eddie Kingston! But will Katsuyori Shibata, the Mogul Embassy and Athena be able to hold onto their titles?


  • ROH Pure Championship: Katsuyori Shibata VS Nick Wayne; Shibata wins and retains the title.
  • Diamante VS Catie Brite; Diamante wins.
  • Lee Johnson VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor; Moriarty wins.
  • Mercedes Martinez w/ Diamante VS Trish Adora; Mercedes wins.
  • ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena VS Angelina Love; Athena wins and retains the title.
  • Six Woman Tag: Leyla Hirsch & The Renegades VS Skye Blue, Willow Nightingale & Kiera Hogan; Skye, Willow & Kiera win.
  • Ethan Page VS VSK; Ethan wins.
  • Spanish Announce Project & Tony Nese w/ Mark Sterling VS El Hijo Del Vikingo, Metalik & Gravity w/ Alex Abrahantes; Vikingo, Metalik & Gravity win.
  • Cole Karter & Griff Garrison w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett VS Action Andretti & Darius Martin; Action & Darius win.
  • ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS Willie Mack & The Infantry; The Mogul Embassy wins.


Eddie Kingston speaks.

“I’m in pain. Uh, that stage hurts. Claudio hurts every time he hits you. Uh, I don’t like him as a human being, but I shook his hand because let’s be honest, he’s was a great ROH champion, and I’ve always said he’s a great wrestler. I just don’t like him as a person, and that’s not gonna change. But I can definitely show him that I’ve grown. I’ve grown up. Back in the day, I wouldn’t’ve shook his hand, I would’ve spat in his face and then I would’ve gloated. But bro, I grew up, man. I gave him his due and his respect. I’m just, uh, I’m proud. I’m happy.

“Uh, when I get back to the hotel, I’m not gonna be proud ‘n’ happy because now I gotta defend this championship and this championship, and that’s gonna be hard, but I like it. Without struggle, there is no progress, y’know what I mean? I’d feel weird if there was no struggle. But uh, this is dedicated to Xavier, the second-ever ROH World Champion. Rest in peace, bud. Thank you for everything you’ve done for this business. Thank you for being good to me in the locker room. But this one’s for you, dog. Because people should remember who you are, man. X marks the spot, baby. Love you, X. Rest in peace.

“I’m good now. I just wanna go see my parents. We good, Jean Carlo? We good, baby. New York in this mother, ya heard?” The Mad King has two crowns, how long shall he reign?


ROH Pure Championship: Katsuyori Shibata VS Nick Wayne!

The Wrestler is back, ready to put another man to the test. The Prodigy of Rain City is here, but will he reign so soon into his young career? Or will Shibata show him he still has a long way to go?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and our judges for this match are Jerry Lynn, Jimmy Jacobs and Dalton Castle. The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and we see if Wayne’s World can survive Shibata!

The two circle, feel things out, and Shibata waistlocks to drag Nick down. Nick shifts around but Shibata half nelsons. Nick fights up, wristlocks, then goes for a leg. Shibata sprawls to push Nick down, then he waistlocks. Nick goes for a leg but so does Shibata, and Shibata uses that to get a roll-up! Nick keeps his shoulder sup so Shibata lets off. Fans cheer and Shibata keeps after Nick but with a leg guard. Nick and Shibata grapple, Nick grabs a leg in a toehold but Shibata uses that to body scissor and chinlock. Nick pries at the hold, but Shibata shifts to go for an arm! Nick clasps hands and fans rally up as he moves around.

Nick stacks Shibata, but Shibata also keeps a shoulder up. Shibata powers Nick down to a short arm scissor! Nick endures, shifts, but Shibata has the mount pretty easily. Shibata slaps Nick around, then stomps him down! Nick goes to ropes but that is a neutral break. Fans rally as the two reset and feel things out. They knuckle lock, Shibata knees low and snapmares, but Nick ducks the kick! Fans fire up as the two reset. Shibata kicks Nick but Nick kicks back. Shibata blocks to have an ANKLE LOCK! Nick flails, reaches out, but endures as Shibata drags him back. Nick almost has ropes, then tries again, ROPEBREAK!

Shibata lets go as Nick uses his first. Nick holds on, Shibata tries to drag Nick away, but Nick kicks and kicks. Shibata lets go and Nick gets out of the ring to walk off the pain. Shibata heads out after Nick, but Nick kicks first! Nick whips and Shibata hits railing! Fans rally up as Nick runs in but Shibata BOOTS him down! Shibata then whips Nick into railing! Shibata whips Nick into even more railing! Nick gasps for air, but Shibata BOOTS him down! Shibata rolls into the ring, letting the count take care of Nick. Nick checks his face and clutches his neck at 5 of 10 but Shibata goes out to stand Nick up. Shibata puts Nick in and fans applaud.

Shibata stalks Nick, stomps him, then kicks him! Shibata kicks Nick more and more and fans rally. Shibata CHOPS Nick then brings him up again. Shibata CHOPS, Nick drops to his knees, and Shibata gives him more sharp yet toying kicks. Nick sits up, but Shibata just kicks him down! We hit five minutes and Nick CHOPS! Shibata just shrugs it off! Nick CHOPS, but Shibata eggs him on! Nick CHOPS, so Shibata CHOPS! Nick is stinging, Shibata runs and BOOTS Nick down! Nick roars and rises up but Shibata BOOTS him again! Shibata runs, but Nick UPPERCUTS! Nick runs to UPPERCUT Shibata down!

Fans fire up and Nick brings Shibata up to cravat. But Shibata denies Shiranui! Only for Nick to SHOTGUN on the return! Fans rally as Nick storms up to the corner. Nick fires forearms, then runs corner to corner, and a very Shibata like HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! Fans fire up as Nick drags Shibata up. But Shibata breaks free! Nick BOOTS Shibata, throws a forearm, but Shibata just scowls! Nick throws another forearm but Shibata eggs him on. Nick throws more forearms, then a CHOP! And another CHOP and another CHOP, but Shibata leans into them! Shibata is backing Nick down like that! Nick fires forearms now, but Shibata DECKS him with just one!

Shibata whips Nick to a corner, then BOOTS him! Then Shibata rains down forearms to sit Nick down! Shibata stomps a mudhole, but Nick gets up! So Shibata UPPERCUTS him down! Shibata runs to HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! Nick feels how it’s done, and Shibata hauls him up. HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Nick hangs in there but Shibata wraps on a chinlock! Nick fights up but into a COBRA TWIST! Fans rally as Nick endures, fights his way over, and has a ROPEBREAK! That’s his second of three as we pass eight minutes, and Shibata lets off with a knee to the side! Shibata reels Nick in to waistlock, but Nick fights!

Nick grabs the ropes again, that’s his third and final! But then Nick uses ropes to push up and over, then he mule kicks! Nick cravats, NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Shibata is tougher than that but Nick hurries up. Nick full nelsons but Shibata breaks to switch. Nick fights the lift so Shibata ripcords. Nick ducks to ripcord and ROUNBDHOUSE! And SUPERKICK! Nick goes up and up and WAYNE’S- SLEEPER!! Shibata has Nick and Nick is fading fast! Shibata sits him down to PENALTY KICK!! Cover, Shibata wins!

Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall (still ROH Pure Champion)

At nine minutes and 16 seconds, Shibata puts this one away! Nick shows skill beyond his years, and Shibata respects that by offering a handshake. Nick takes it to keep the Code of Honor, but when and where will Nick get another shot at gold?


Backstage interview with Lee Johnson.

Lexi Nair is with Big Shotty and brings up his match with Shane Taylor from last week, and how he has a match tonight with the newest member of Shane Taylor Promotions, #TAIGASTYLE, Lee Moriarty. How is Shotty feeling going into this match? Johnson tells Lexi, “Here we are again!” But wait, Shane Taylor Promotions walks in, and Moriarty tells Big Shotty that he hopes there were no hard feelings in what happened last week. Who knew Johnson would get distracted by Moriarty walking out there? Sure, Moriarty looks good, but just leave the past in the past. Code of Honor! Shake his hand. He promises it’s clean.

Shane says Johnson could always get knocked out again. Johnson stares Shane down and Lexi says they can all settle this in the ring. STP heads out, will Big Shotty be able to handle Moriarty with Big Bad Shaney T at ringside?


Diamante VS Catie Brite!

The Cuban Diamond is back in action on ROH, ready to shine in the spotlight once and for all. Will she show she can shine brighter than Brite? Or will Brite have a bright future here in ROH?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and Diamante DECKS Brite! Brite staggers up, Diamante fires off on her, then CHOKES her on the ropes! The ref counts, Diamante snapmares to then mess with Brite’s hair. Diamante then CLUBS away on Brite, but the ref reprimands about the hair pulling. Diamante CLUBS Brite down, puts her back on ropes, and CHOKES her again! The ref reprimands, Diamante lets off at 4, then she drags Brite up. Diamante says Brite ain’t on her level, then she SMACKS Brite off buckles! Diamante JABS, CHOPS and repeat! The ref counts, Diamante lets off, but then CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS!

The ref reprimands and counts more, so Diamante whips Brite corner to corner. Diamante runs in but only gets buckles! Roll up, TWO! Diamante staggers up, and she SHOTGUNS Brite down! Fans fire up as Diamante dusts herself off. Diamante drags Brite up, for the TWIST! Cover, Diamante wins!

Winner: Diamante, by pinfall

The Brite Light was simply used to make the Diamond shine! But when and where will Diamante get the gold that she wants?


Backstage interview with Willie Mack & The Infantry.

Lexi is with Trish Adora and the trio that will be challenging for the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships tonight. Which are currently held by the Mogul Embassy. Captain Dean says not for long. Bravo, hit ’em with the deal. Let ’em know why it’s not for much longer. Bravo tells Lex that he ain’t gon’ flex, and he’ll answer the question so first thing is this. Did Infantry become one of the hottest teams in ROH? Yep. Has adding the Mack Attack one of the hottest trios? Yep. So not only are they ready to win, they’re ready for war! He ain’t gonna talk no more, let Mack take over.

Mack says they are about to make history. With Adora by their side, they’ve got Shawn Dean, Carlie Bravo. Is this their first ROH title match ever? Uh, yeah… Wow, who knew? They really out here. Well, then the Embassy better watch out, they’re gonna do the damn thing. Mack may not have won that $25,000, but they’re gonna get these titles and have major capital! Let’s go, baby! Turn up! Bravo says have no fear, the future ROH World Six Man Champs are here! #CopyThat. The team heads out, will they be able to bring down those behemoths under Prince Nana’s command?


Lee Johnson VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor!

We just heard from Big Shotty and #TAIGASTYLE, but now it is time to put some action behind those words! Will Johnson or Moriarty prove they are the alpha Lee in ROH?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and the two tie up. They go around, Johnson wrenches, but Moriarty rolls. Johnson wrangles Moriarty but Moriarty kips up and clinches. Johnson wrenches to another wristlock but Moriarty spins, slips through and twists Johnson’s arm to an ELBOW BREAKER! Johnson gets away and fans rally as the two reset. They circle, feel things out, then Johnson trips Moriarty to waistlock. Moriarty fights up, pries free to switch and hammerlock. Johnson slips around to hammerlock back. Moriarty slips around but Johnson turns it right back around to have the armlock.

Moriarty tries again but again Johnson puts the hammerlock back on him. Moriarty does squats, then spins, but Johnson holds on! Moriarty pulls hair to put Johnson in a corner! The ref counts, Johnson lets off, but Moriarty ELBOWS Johnson! Fans boo but Moriarty soaks up the heat. Moriarty CHOPS, then he says one more! Only to feint and kick low! Moriarty soaks up the heat, whips Johnson but Johnson goes up and over! Moriarty hits buckles, Johnson ducks ‘n’ dodges, leap frogs and DROPKICKS! Moriarty bails out, fans fire up, and Johnson pursues. Johnson ROCKS Moriarty, then ROCKS him again!

Johnson CHOPS Moriarty and fans fire up! Moriarty staggers away but Johnson follows him, to CHPO him again! Johnson then puts Moriarty in the ring, slide sin but Moriarty stomps away on him! The ref counts, Moriarty lets off and he stands Johnson up. Moriarty CHOPS and fans fire up! Moriarty swings but Johnson dodges to CHOP back! Johnson headlocks, Moriarty powers out, and things speed up again, Moriarty’s kitchen sink knee knocks Johnson down! Johnson writhes while fans rally, and Moriarty stands Johnson up to snap suplex! Bridging cover, TWO! Moriarty still bridges while he mockingly applauds Johnson.

Moriarty wraps Johnson up in a seated abdominal stretch! Fans rally as Johnson endures, and Johnson fights up, only for Moriarty to knee low, but Johnson blocks! Trip and jackknife bridge! TWO, and Johnson goes for a leg. Moriarty steps over, whips Johnson away and things speed up, but Johnson rolls Moriarty again! TWO, and Moriarty CLOBBERS Johnson! But Johnson is up to CLOBBER Moriarty! Fans rally and a standing count starts! Johnson stands, goes to a corner, but Moriarty runs in. Johnson ELBOWS Moriarty, goes up and over and things speed up again. Johnson rallies with LARIAT after LARIAT, then a NECKBREAKER!

Johnson kips up and fans fire up with him! Moriarty clutches his neck as Johnson hauls him up, to a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Moriarty survives and Shane is relieved, but Johnson pounds the mat. Fans rally as Moriarty crawls to a corner. Johnson storms up but Moriarty YANKS him into buckles! The ref reprimands but Moriarty stomps away! The ref backs Moriarty off, but then he storms up to YANK Johnson up! Johnson lands on his feet, ELBOWS Moriarty again, then SUPERKICKS him down! Fans fire up as Johnson aims from a corner. Johnson goes to the apron, goes up the corner, and takes aim, to FROG SPLASH!!

Johnson bounces off the impact, crawls back to the cover, ROPEBREAK!! Moriarty survives by a literal foot but Johnson fires himself back up. Johnson whips, Moriarty holds ropes then HOTSHOTS Johnson! LEG LARIAT! Cover, Moriarty wins!

Winner: Lee Moriarty, by pinfall

Shane is proud of his new recruit for finishing that one in the blink of an eye! Will TAIGASTYLE help Shane Taylor Promotions take over ROH once and for all?


Athena puts Billie Starkz (and Lexi Nair) through Minion Training.

The Fallen Goddess says they are here for one thing and one thing only: They have consistently failed her time and again! So today, they are doing training! “Yes, Minion Overlord!” These are all things essential to them becoming the best minions they can be! Is that understood? “Yes, Minion Overlord!” Athena blows the whistle and it begins! First, running up and down the bleachers! You wanna be a minion? Let’s go! They also do standing ovation training, they shine the stage, and Lexi keeps Billie from pressing the “big red button.” Athena wants Billie to stop smiling and being happy. Only angry face from now on!

Athena also puts them through booing drills, where they are to boo Willow Nightingale. Athena makes sure Billie gets that through her head! Boo Willow! No smiles! Keep running! Then they ride the elevator together as Athena does the grades. Billie tries to sneak a peek but almost gets caught. Billie also has to throw away her pompoms. She tries to be intimidating to the others in the locker room. Though it’s more like a kid playing dinosaur or something… The Renegades leave and Billie thinks she “did it,” but Lexi explains that she in fact did not. And then they cross paths with Willow! Athena snaps her fingers and Billie boos! Willow asks why!

Athena says she likes what she’s seen today. Lexi has graduated MIT, so she will now Lexi Nair, “Minion Bestie.” Billie, you sucked. Athena leaves and Billie isn’t sure what to do with that. Will Billie ever not be on Athena’s bad side?


Mercedes Martinez w/ Diamante VS Trish Adora!

The OG Badass has been rolling back up the ranks, but the Afropunk is also primed for that number one spot. Who comes out in pole position in the chase for the title?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and the two circle. They tie up, are in a deadlock, and they break. Adora grins but Diamante coaches Mercedes up. They tie up again, Mercedes waistlocks and she SLAMS Adora down. Mercedes headlocks, Adora powers up and powers out, but Mercedes pulls hair to bring Adora back in! The ref reprimands, but Adora lifts! Mercedes uses that to flying takeover! Mercedes says that was so pretty and thanks the fans for the cheers. But Adora rolls to a cover, ONE and Adora runs Mercedes over! Fans fire up as Adora taunts Mercedes. Mercedes swings, misses and Adora fires off forearms!

Adora winds up to ROCK Mercedes! Adora runs in to SPLASH in the corner! Adora fireman’s carries, but Diamante distracts so Mercedes can pull hair, get free and shove, then SPINEBUSTER! Fans rally up as Mercedes mocks the salute. Mercedes taunts Adora, kicks her around, then UPPERCUTS! Mercedes scuffs Adora, CHOKES her on the ropes, then lets off as the ref counts. Diamante CHOKES Adora now! Fans are torn but Diamante gets away with it. Mercedes UPPERCUTS Adora, then fireman’s carries. Adora fights free, shoves Mercedes, but Mercedes sidesteps to ROLLING ELBOW! Adora sits down but Mercedes stands her up.

Mercedes puts Adora on the ropes, DRAPING ANARCHY! Cover, TWO! Adora hangs in there and both Mercedes and Diamante are frustrated! Mercedes slaps Adora around, eggs her on, and fans rally up. Adora scowls, Mercedes fires palm strikes an an UPPERCUT! But Adora hits the BASEMENT GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up with Adora, and she BOOTS Mercedes down! Then SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Mercedes hangs tough, she’s a former champion for a reason. But Adora drags Mercedes back up, fireman’s carries again, but Mercedes flails to sunset flip! Adora stays up to drag Mercedes up by her hair!

Adora short arm but Mercedes ducks to HALF NELSON SUPLEX! Then RUNNING KNEE!! Adora falls back, rises up slowly, into the BAYONET FOREARM! Mercedes then clamps onto the legs, SLAPS Adora into giving up the arms, and then pulls her back and back and up! BRASS CITY SLEEPER!! Adora taps, Mercedes wins!

Winner: Mercedes Martinez, by submission

Mercedes doesn’t let go until she’s good and ready. The OG Badass and the Cuban Diamond mock the Infantry, but will these two be the ones waiting on the other side of the Women’s World Championship match? Speaking of…


ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena w/ Billie Starkz VS Angelina Love!

The Fallen Goddess has yet to be dethroned in ROH, but tonight she faces the Pretty Psycho! Angelina has held titles before, even the Women of Honor World Championship that preceded this title! Will Angelina return to the top in this new era of honor? Or will nothing stop Athena’s already historic reign?

Athena is still in coach mode, telling Billie to get the fans fired up, but from behind Athena. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who’s ready to get crazy!

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and fans rally for Athena. Athena thanks them and she circles with Angelina. They tie up, go around, and then have a deadlock at the center. They break, Angelina and Athena each complain the other pulled hair. The ref didn’t see any of it, so the two go at it again. Angelina waistlocks, Athena switches but Angelina switches back. Athena switches again but Angelina runs to RAM Athena into buckles! But then Athena arm-drags her down! Athena keeps on the cording hold but Angelina endures. Angelina fights up, arm-drags and has the armlock on Athena.

Athena fights up, Angelina wrenches to a wristlock, but Athena flips and wrenches and arm-drags again! Athena kips up, fans fire up, but Angelina CLOBBERS Athena! Angelina cheers herself on but Athena kips up again. Angelina runs in, into a SOBAT! Then a trip, and METEORA! Cover, TWO! Angelina bails out, fans rally up, and Athena goes out after her. But Angelina uses Billie as a hostage! Then she throws Billie into Athena, and she throws Athena down! Billie says that’s not fair! Angelina puts Athena in, dribbles her off the mat, then stands over her. Angelina soaks up the heat but Athena sunset flips! TWO!

Angelina stacks, TWO! Athena stands but into a knee! Angelina scoops Athena to a SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Angelina is frustrated but the fans rally behind Athena. Billie cheers Athena on but Angelina wrangles Athena with a chinlock. Angelina grinds Athena down, but the fans rally up. Athena fights to her feet, but Angelina throws her down! Angelina smiles as she keeps on the chinlock. Fans rally, Athena fights up again, and Billie has pompoms! Athena BITES Angelina and arm-drags free! Fans fire up as Athena fires forearms! Athena BACKHANDS Angelina! Athena whips, Angelina reverse=s but Athena CLOBBERS her!

Fans fire up as Athena rallies! Then Athena wrenches, SOBATS, and ENZIGURIS! Athena howls and fans fire up! Athena handsprings to FOREARM in the corner! Athena snapmares Angelina, goes up top, but Angelina trips her up! Fans boo Angelina while Billie coaches Athena up. Angelina drags Athena off with a fireman’s carry but Athena slips off to shove. Athena runs in but only gets buckles! Angelina BOOTS Athena down! Cover, TWO!! Angelina is shocked, and Billie is halfway in the ring? The ref has her slip back out and Angelina says to watch her. Billie says she didn’t do anything!

Athena waistlocks, Angelina switches and rolls her up, but Athena rolls through to reel Angelina in! Canadian Rack, CLIFFHANGER GUTBUSTER! Cover, Athena wins!

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

Angelina Love gave Athena a fight worthy of this title, but only Athena proved worthy of this title! She is now 39-0, and Billie presents her with the whistle. Coach Athena takes it, smiles and nods, and says Billie is finally learning. Athena pats Billie on the head, the two head out, but how much further does Billie have to go before she is championship material herself?


Backstage interview with Maria Kanellis-Bennett, Cole Karter & Griff Garrison.

Lexi is with The First Lady of Wrestling and her new prospects, they are going to team up for the very first time together. Are they ready for this? The bigger question is if Griff is with The Kingdom. Griff wants to put this out there right now: this is a trial and error kind of thing. Like he said last week, he feels he’s lost a step after returning from injury, and this seems like a relatively good opportunity. So yeah, he is ready. Okay, good. See you out there. Karter repeats, “See you out there.” Will the Ivy League MVP be able to make it work with the Diamond in the Rough?


Six Woman Tag: Leyla Hirsch & The Renegades VS Skye Blue, Willow Nightingale & Kiera Hogan!

The Fallen Goddess is still atop the mountain, and all six of these young and hungry wrestlers want their shot! But will Charlette & Robyn be able to keep up with their #LEGIT partner? Or will Chicago Skye, the Babe with the Power and the Hottest Flame keep their own momentum going?

The Code of Honor is upheld, though maybe with some sarcasm and sass. The teams sort out and Robyn starts against Kiera. Fans cheer “Happy Birthday!” for Kiera and she ties up with Robyn. Robyn knees low and says this is her birthday gift! Robyn whips but Kiera ELBOWS her! Then RANAS! Robyn ends up in a corner, Kiera runs in to SHOTGUN her down! Kiera runs corner to corner to HIP ATTACK! Then she goes side to side to BOOT WASH! Kiera drags Robyn around, covers, TWO! Kiera drags Robyn over, tags in Skye, and fans rally as they double whip. Robyn holds ropes but gets a SHINING WIZARD for it!

Kiera adds another HIP ATTACK! Fans rally as Skye YANKS Robyn down to then mule kick! Cover, TWO! But then Leyla and Charlette YANK Willow and Kiera down from the outside! The ref reprimands them while Skye drags Robyn up. Robyn dodges the forearm to ROCK Skye! Snapmare and then a cover, TWO! Robyn drags Skye up, tags Charlette, and the Renegades double suplex. They hold Skye up for five before the SLAM! Cover, TWO! Maria is on stage, she’s still hoping Leyla joins up. Charlette wraps on a chinlock but Skye fights up., Skye throws body shots but Charlette CLUBS her down!

Charlette puts Skye in the corner, RAMS into her, then RAMS her again! Maria likes it as Charlette bumps Skye off buckles. Tag to Robyn, and she cravat SLAMS! Charlette runs to ROLLING NECKBREAKER! Charlette holds on to bridge for a modified cravat neck wrench! Skye endures, CLUBS free, and then drags Charlette up. But Charlette SPINEBUSTERS! Cover, TWO! Skye hangs tough but Charlette drags her up. Charlette bumps Skye off buckles, tags Robyn, and Robyn whisps her in to back body block! Robyn runs in to KNEE Skye, but then Leyla tags in! Leyla finally has a turn, and she GERMAN SUPLEXES!

Leyla drags Skye up to GERMAN SUPLEX again! Maria likes what she sees as Leyla hits a third GERMAN SUPLEX! Leyla then sucker punches Kiera! Fans boo and Willow dares her to do that to Willow. Leyla runs in at Skye instead, but Skye ELBOWS her back! Skye knocks the Renegades down, but Leyla gets her for a snap takedown and LEGIT ARMBAR!! Skye hurries to stack, TWO! Leyla blocks a kick, but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Hot tags to Willow and Robyn! Fans fire up as Willow rallies on the Renegades! Willow DECKS Leyla for good measure! Willow fires off on Charlette but Charlette kicks low!

Charlette reels Willow in but Willow suplexes! Robyn makes the save, the Renegades mug Willow, but Willow fights the double suplex to DOUBLE SUPLEX the Renegades! Cover, Leyla breaks it! Leyla HAMMERS away on Willow but Kiera CLOBBERS her! Robyn goes after Kiera, Skye is after her, Charlette returns! The brawl breaks down, spills out of the ring, and Robyn runs up. Skye dodges but Robyn dodges! Robyn catches Skye to a BACK2BACKBREAKER! Kiera runs in, boots the lariat and then ROUNDHOUSES! Kiera reels Robyn in, HANGING NECKBREAKER! Charlette spins Kiera for a BACKBREAKER!

Willow is back, she hits an URENAGE! Leyla storms back in to SHOTGUN Willow! Leyla whips, Willow reverses and then POUNCES! PERIOD! Tag to Skye and Willow hauls Charlette up. Fireman’s carry, SUPERKICK to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Willow BLASTS Robyn, Skye SUPERKICKS Leyla! Kiera runs in to DIVE and she takes out Robyn! Skye hurries to get Charlette up, for CODE BLUE! Cover, Skye’s team wins!

Winners: Skye Blue, Willow Nightingale & Kiera Hogan, by pinfall

Maria is no longer as impressed by Leyla as she was. Will the First Lady have to change tactics about her Kingdom’s Army?


Backstage interview with Angelico, Serpentico, Tony Nese & Mark Sterling.

Lexi is with this rather odd collection and says tonight, they will be teaming up in Six Man Tag action for the first time ever. What led to all this? Smart Mark says the Premier Athlete is always on the lookout for possible young up ‘n’ coming wrestlers to join the Premier Brand. This is a one time offer: if they win, FREE GROUP TRAINING! Maybe Nese can whip them into shape to have more muscles. Nese says they don’t look the part but he can work on that as a personal trainer. But they are to do exactly what he says, exactly what he does, and follow him to victory. Understand? You got it? Comprende, hombre?

And don’t come out there until he tells them. Sterling agrees, but does compliment Serpentico’s mask and the hand streamers. Sterling & Nese head out, and Angelico says those guys’ vibes are way off. Serpentico says they’re burros. Sterling heard that! Will this team work out so that they can work out?


Ethan Page VS VSK!

All Ego got a great win in his ROH return, showing his ego has mellowed out a bit. Will he continue to build back up? Or will the former Trustbuster bust him down even more?

The Code of Honor is upheld, though Page doesn’t let go right away. The bell rings, Page and VSK circle, and fans rally up for Page. Page has them get louder, so there’s still some ego. The two tie up, Ethan headlocks, but VSK pulls hair! VSK headlocks, Page powers out and then CLOBBERS VSK! Fans rally and Page complains about the hair pulling. Page then scoops VSK but VSK CLAWS the eyes! The ref reprimands but VSK ROCKS Page with a haymaker! VSK mocks the fans for cheering Page, then he storms up on Page. VSK whips but Page blocks! And again! Page reels VSK in to scoop and POWERSLAM!

Page fires up and the fans are with him! Page drags VSK up, reels him in, Canadian Rack! But VSK slips free, ducks ‘n’ dodges ‘n’ slides to DROPKICK! But Page rebounds to run VSK over! VSK goes to a corner, Page runs in but only gets buckles! VSK mule kicks, front kicks, but the enziguri whiffs! Page wraps on a half straitjacket, then he scoops VSK and carries him around, for the CRADLE SUPLEX! Then a step-in CUTTER! Cover, Page wins!

Winner: Ethan Page, by pinfall

Page shakes VSK’s hand to keep the Code of Honor, and he is rolling already! Will he truly be refreshed with a title opportunity?


Spanish Announce Project & Tony Nese w/ Mark Sterling VS El Hijo Del Vikingo, Metalik & Gravity w/ Alex Abrahantes!

The Premier Brand is looking to expand, but Angelico y Serpentico haven’t been sold just yet. Will they make a better trio than even they can imagine? Or will this alliance of luchadores bring them all crashing down?

Sterling of course has a mic to say that everyone knows this is Tony Nese. His client has something very important to say. “Penn State College. I tried telling this company, if we wanted to perform in front of real athletes, we should’ve done this show in Ohio State.” Fans boo but Nese says that he’s just being honest. Maybe if Penn didn’t spend so much time at The Creamery, they’d be in shape! Ladies, ladies, ladies, it’s called the Freshman 15, not Freshman 50. But Nese has great news for everyone. They all know he is a personal trainer, so before they have any more wrestling tonight, he is gonna treat each and every one of them to GROUP TRAINING!

Stand up! Let’s get going! Get off your lazy asses! Stretch! Reach up! But then Angelico y Serpentico make their way out! They stopped listening to Nese’s orders from earlier, is this partnership falling apart already? Then after Serpentico throws his streamers, Abrahantes’ trio makes their entrance, Gravity leading the way. The teams sort out, Nese tells SAP to watch and learn. Nese then makes Serpentico start against Metalik, and the Code of Honor is upheld. The bell rings, fans rally up and the two tie up. Serpentico wrenches, hammerlocks, facelocks, wrenches and whips, but Metalik goes up and over and keeps moving.

Metalik ducks ‘n’ dodges, Serpentico drops down and avoids the handspring elbow! Metalik avoids the boot to CHOP! Metalik whips, Serpentico reverses but Metalik elbows him down! Metalik runs in, Serpentico monkey flips him but Metalik lands on his feet! Things keep moving, Metalik scoops and BACKBREAKERS Serpentico! Cover, ONE!! Metalik keeps on Serpentico and brings him up to wrench. Tag to Gravity but Serpentico gets away. Gravity has to stay back as Serpentico goes to his corner. Angelico tags in, and he circles with Gravity. They feel things out, knuckle lock, but Angelico crisscrosses Gravity’s arms into a one-arm double armlock!

Gravity stomps at Angelico’s feet but Angelico easily avoids those. Then he wraps Gravity up in a straitjacket stretch! Angelico ripcords, whips, but Gravity holds ropes. Angelico rushes in, Gravity gets around, schoolboys but Angelico rolls through. Gravity kips up, flips through the wrench and arm-drags Angelico away! Fans fire up as Gravity runs in, ARABIAN PRESS ARM-DRAG! Another kip up while Angelico bails out, and Gravity builds speed. Angelico ducks but Gravity handsprings! Gravity space walks, tag to Vikingo! Fans rally up but Nese tags in to say he has to handle this. But Vikingo CROSSBODIES!

Nese rushes in, Vikingo dodges to whip, but Nese reverses. Vikingo reverses back to HEEL KICK! BOOT! ENZIGURI! Nese is in the corner and fans rally behind Vikingo. Vikingo runs up to GAMANGIRI! Nese wobbles, Vikingo goes up but Nese hurries away. Vikingo still springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK! Nese bails out, Vikingo builds speed and he goes up and up, pauses so physics can catch up with him, and Viking SKY TWISTERS! Direct hit and both men are down, so SAP rushes in! Gravity y Metalik dodge them to DOUBLE DROPKICK them out! SAP bails out and the luchadores DOUBLE TOPE!!

Fans are thunderous as Metalik y Gravity stand tall! “This is Awesome!” as Metalik puts Nese back in. Metalik CHOPS, CHOPS and runs, to KNEE Nese lose! Metalik fires the fans up, then runs, but Nese distracts the ref while Sterling trips Metalik up! Fans boo Smart Mark but Nese runs in to basement dropkick! Nese soaks up the heat, drags Metalik up and bumps him off buckles. Nese tells Angelico, “See how it’s done? Let’s see what you got!” Nese tags Angelico, Angelico snapmares Metalik and ties up one arm. Angelico uses the other arm for a RECLINER! Metalik endures, kicks around, and gets a ROPEBREAK!

Angelico lets off as Metalik saves himself by a literal foot. Angelico tells Nese that he does things with submissions. The people know it! Well, the fans chant “LUCHA! LUCHA!” Metalik crawls but Angelico brings him up. Nese tags himself in, he and Angelico mug Metalik, and Nese scoops Metalik to SLAM him! Then he drops a leg, brother! Nese says power style is how it’s done, then tags Angelico back in. Angelico argues with Nese, then brings Metalik up. Angelico puts Metalik on the top rope, CHOPS and CHOPS, but Metalik throws hands! Angelico goes up but Metalik CLUBS him! Metalik adjusts, to SUPER SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!

Nese is frustrated as Metalik and Angelico crawl. Hot tag to Gravity! Gravity LARIATS Angelico, LARIATS Serpentico, DECKS Nese, and repeat! Angelico gets around, full nelsons, but Gravity arm-drags free! Gravity runs in to POWERSLAM! Then he somersaults to STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, Nese breaks it! Nese brings Gravity up to whip, but Gravity holds ropes. Nese runs in but Gravity TOSSES him out! The ref checks Nese after that rough landing, but Angelico EDDY GORDO KICKS Gravity down! Metalik runs in to suplex Angelico high and hard! Serpentico runs in, Metalik blocks a kick to give a kick.

Metalik gets Serpentico up, SIT-OUT BOMB! Cover, but Nese SOBATS Metalik in the back! Fans rally up as everyone is down around the ring. Nese goes to his corner, Angelico drags Gravity over but Nese tags in! Angelico complains but Nese drags Gravity up. Nese wants to see how “ugly this SOB is!” He pulls at Gravity’s mask! Fans boo, and Serpentico storms in to stop Nese! As a luchador himself, #SNAKEMAN will not stand for this! The ref has Serpentico back off, Nese tells them to listen to him for once. Nese wants to tag out but SAP ditch him! Fans cheer, Sterling is freaking out, and Gravity stands to SUPERKICK! Nese falls, tag to Metalik!

Metalik goes up, for the tightrope SWANTON! Cover, the luchadores win!

Winners: El Hijo del Vikingo, Metalik & Gravity, by pinfall

Vikingo can’t get in the ring to celebrate, he took more damage to that hip than expected, but he and the team still celebrate. Will the AAA Mega Champion, the King of the Ropes and the Astronaut of Lucha still reach new heights in ROH?


Backstage interview with Ethan Page.

Lexi is now with All Ego and congratulates him on the win tonight. She says Ethan’s been on a roll, and he figures yeah, two is good enough for a roll. He wants to make it three, but the feeling he had after winning these couple weeks is something he hasn’t felt in the longest time. Everyone who has been watching Ethan these last three years has seen the ups and downs, and lately, it has been a lot of downs. But there was a really big bright spot in that spiral and it was the greatest night of his professional career. He wrestled for the most prestigious prize in wrestling today, the AEW World Championship, in his hometown with his family in the front row, it does not get better than that.

But then it didn’t go his way, and nothing else really has, but Ethan says to touch the gold, to feel the pressure, to be in the marquee match, and to be inches away from changing his life… He realized that ROH is the place for competition, and he needs to be competitive so that he can continue momentum, climb back up, and touch gold again. But this time, he won’t let go. That’s the plan. Then he has his groove back? Sure, go and say that. All Ego got his groove back! Will Ethan return to former glory and finally have gold to show for it?


Cole Karter & Griff Garrison w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett VS Action Andretti & Darius Martin!

A brand new team, put together by The First Lady, takes on another young team that has been fingertips away from taking titles for their own. Will Maria’s investment pay off with a win tonight? Or will the Sight to See & Air Wolf take flight?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the teams sort out, and Karter starts against Darius. Fans rally, the two tie up and Darius wrenches to a wristlock. Karter whips, Darius reverses and arm-drags! Darius has the armlock, drags Karter up to wrench, and he tags Action. Action goes up but Karter gets away to tag in Griff. Maria cheers Griff on and he circles with Action. They tie up, Griff waistlocks and SLAMS Action down! Action fights around, pries free, switches, but Griff switches back to back suplex. Action lands on his feet to waistlock but Griff RAMS him back into the corner. Griff is free but Darius sneaks the tag!

Darius slingshots in to get ahead of Griff and keeps him from Karter! Darius RAMS Griff into Action’s knees, then Darius mule kicks. Action goes up to DOUBLE STOMP Griff on the back! Darius & Action BLAST Karter, then double kick Griff to DOUBLE SUPLEX! Karter returns, but into DOUBLE DROPKICKS! Fans fire up and Darius runs in, but Griff puts him on the apron. Darius RAMS Griff, Karter runs up but into an elbow! Griff storms up but Darius ROCKS him! Darius aims but Karter anchors him. Darius kicks Karter away, Action protests but that distracts the ref, allowing Maria to anchor Darius!

Darius kicks free, but turns around into a BOOT from Griff! Karter cheers but Griff asks what was that all about. Griff drags Darius up, bumps him off buckles, and tags in Karter. They mug Darius, Karter stomps a mudhole in, and Maria applauds. The ref counts, Karter lets off and even Griff says to keep things clean. Karter snap suplexes Darius, and then he soaks up the heat. Karter covers but it’s really a choke! The ref counts, Karter stops at 4, then Karter stalks Darius. Darius goes to ropes so the ref has Karter back off. Karter argues with the ref but that’s to distract, so that Maria can CHOKE Darius!

Maria gets away with it again but Action warns her. Darius staggers up into a DROPKICK from Karter! Cover, TWO! Maria defends her innocence but Griff is upset. Karter whips Darius to a corner, tags Griff in, and then Griff whips Karter in. Darius TOSSES Karter up and out! Then he goes up and over Griff! Griff hurries to get a leg, but Darius BOOTS him away! Hot tags to Action and Karter! Action dodges Karter to DECK Griff, then he DECKS Karter! Action rallies on them both, and fans fire up! Action whips but Karter reverses, only for Action to handspring and DOUBLE BACK ELBOW! Fans fire up as both Maria’s boys are down!

Action kips up while Griff and Karter go to opposite corners. Action runs in to RAM Griff! And then he SPLASHES Karter! Action runs corner to corner again but Griff dodges the splash! But then Action SHOTGUNS Griff into Darius’s GERMAN SUPLEX! Griff tumbles out but Karter shoves Darius into Action! Karter DECKS Darius, rolls Action, and puts his legs on the ropes! But Griff shoves them off the ropes! Karter and Maria argue with Griff, because Griff doesn’t wanna cheat! Karter says you don’t disrespect Maria! But then Action FLIES over Karter to take out Griff! And Darius SUPERKICKS Karter!

Darius reels Karter in to BRAINBUSTER! Tag to Action, he springboards to 450 SPLASH!! Cover, Action & Darius win!

Winners: Action Andretti & Darius Martin

Maria is not happy, but perhaps it was her own fault for thinking Griff was going to change his morals for the sake of success. Griff upholds the Code of Honor with Action & Darius, but then Karter says up theirs! Karter & Maria have Griff leave with them, is Griff going to ditch this team before long?


ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS Willie Mack & The Infantry!

Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona have been unstoppable as a trio with a 16-0 record in trios action. However, teams have been getting closer and closer. Will Shawn Dean & Carlie Bravo bringing the Mack Attack along be exactly what brings these titans down? Or will nothing stop the Embassy’s reign of terror?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who gets to go on to Rampage tomorrow night!

The Code of Honor is upheld, the fans chant “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” and some do the Nana dance. Kaun starts against Dean, the bell rings, and Kaun rushes in! Dean avoids the boot, says it was close, and they circle. They tie up, Dean headlocks but Kaun powers out to run Dean over! Things speed up, Dena hurdles but Kaun shoves. Dean jumps over but Kaun CLOBBERS him! But then Dean avoids the senton! Dean DROPKICKS, Kaun staggers, but Dean wrenches and tags Bravo. The Infantry double whips, double hip tosses, and then they crisscross the legs to SPLIT that wishbone! Bravo says that’ll leave a mark.

Bravo drags Kaun up but Kaun CHOSP! Kaun wristlocks but Bravo gets free before Kaun tags Liona. Bravo says okay, that’s how it is, huh? Bravo and Liona circle, Liona rushes in but Bravo dodges to JAB! Bravo bobs ‘n’ weaves, JABS, then rope-a-dopes. But Liona TOSSES him to a corner! Liona runs in, Bravo dodges then comes back. Bravo jukes and ROCKS Liona! Fans fire up and Bravo talks some smack, but Liona stays up! Bravo turns around into a LARIAT! Liona glares at Mack, then goes back to Bravo. Liona scoops to put Bravo on the ropes, to fire KNEE after KNEE into him! The ref reprimands and Liona just fires off more!

The ref counts, Liona drops Bravo and roars at Mack & Dean. Liona then tags Kaun, and Kaun slingshot SENTONS! Bravo sputters but Kaun drags him up to snap suplex. Uno Amigo! Then a waistlock, GERMAN SUPLEX! Bravo fights but Kaun still hits the back suplex! Cover, TWO! Kaun kneels on Bravo’s head while he argues with the ref, and Bravo flails! Dean pushes Kaun over but Kaun just grins as he drags Bravo up. Kaun tags Cage and fans fire up for The Machine. Cage CHOPS Bravo, puts him in the corner and RAMS him! And RAMS him again! And CHOPS! Cage fires up the fans as he throws point-blank clotheslines!

Fans count as Cage picks up speed, and Cage gets to TEN! Cage whips corner to corner hard, and Bravo staggers into a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Bravo hangs tough but Cage drags him up. Cage ROCKS Bravo with a forearm, whips him corner to corner then scoops again, but Bravo slips free to BACKSTABBER! Fans rally up as Bravo crawls, but Cage grabs a leg! Cage drags Bravo back, ducks the enziguri, then drops an elbow! “Who betta than Cage?” Cage then sucker punches Dean! Cage stands Bravo up, suplexes, but Bravo slips free to hot tag Mack! Fans fire up as these rivals meet again, and Mack hits a SLINGBLADE!

Mack BLASTS Liona, lines up a shot on Cage, and body shots! Mack whips, to LARIAT! Then WHEEL KICK! Fans fire up and Mack scoops Cage, for a SLAM! Kaun storms in but Mack ducks the haymaker to DECK him! Mack BOOTS Liona off the apron, Nana protests, but Mack runs in at Cage to BOOT! Cage falls over, Mack covers, TWO! The Machine is tougher than that but Mack goes up the corner! Fans fire up, but Cage stands to GAMANGIRI! Cage drags Mack off the top, to then go up. Fans rally as Cage deadlift SUPERPLEXES Mack!! Mack writhes and “This is Awesome!” as Cage drags Mack back up.

Cage stands Mack up but Mack kicks low! Cage denies the stunner, but Mack ends up in his corner. Tag to Bravo before Cage SUPERKICKS Mack! Bravo ROCKS Cage, ROCKS him again, then spins him around to ROLLING ELBOW! Cage falls, Kaun runs in! Bravo spins him around, SIDEWINDER! Liona slides in while Bravo takes aim at Cage & Kaun. But then Bravo turns around, and he screams as he drops down under the Pounce! Liona wipes himself out and Dean PENALTY KICKS Cage! Dean runs in to JUMPING CLOTHESLINE in the corner! Dean goes out to PENALTY KICK Kaun, and Bravo runs up on Liona!

Bravo hits a KNEE SMASH! And SUPERKICK! Dean SUPERKICKS! Liona roars but Infantry shouts, “KICK HIM!” They DOUBLE SUPERKICK Liona, and Liona staggers into a DOUBLE SUP- NO, Liona fights it off! Liona DOUBLE SUP- NO, Mack saves the Infantry! STUNNER!! Then the Infantry reload, DOUBLE SUPLEX!! Fans fire up while Nana freaks out! Bravo tags Mack but Kaun runs in! Dean blocks a boot, gives it to Bravo, ENZIGURI and then NECKBREAKER! Cage is back and he LARIATS Bravo! Mack is up top, but Cage intercepts! Mack shoves Cage down, though! To then FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO?!?

Cage survives and shocks Mack! But he and the Infantry regroup, and fans fire up with them! Mack, Bravo & Dean aim from corners, Mack STUN- NO, Cage denies Mack again! Kaun fireman’s carries Mack and tucks him, AIR RAID CRASH! Dean runs at Kaun, but Liona POUNCES him! Bravo is alone, Cage reels him in to a GERMAN SUPLEX! The Infantry is down and out, the Gates of Agony drag Mack up! They OPEN THE GATES!! Cage covers, The Embassy wins!

Winners: The Mogul Embassy, by pinfall (still ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions)

The reign of terror continues! At least, for another 24 hours. Rampage: Grand Slam pits these monsters against The Hung Bucks! Will this dominance continue even as ROH and AEW blur the lines? Or will Hangman Adam Page once again hold these belts with Matt & Nick Jackson?

My Thoughts:

A very good ROH, and it seems ROH is sticking to an hour and 45 minutes. At least, I sure hope so, it still takes me far too long to do these. I will say there wasn’t any actual filler. Even Diamante beating a jobber than being ringside for when Mercedes Martinez beats Trish Adora can be seen as story for the duo of Diamante & Mercedes growing stronger. If only ROH had some more titles for the women’s division, because they’ve got a lot more talent than can fit into the world title scene. Good Six Woman Tag to feed into Leyla’s story with Maria, while also showcasing just what I said with how there are midcard title worthy talents.

Good stuff with Maria’s story of building The Kingdom’s Army, and there is a clear story to Griff not wanting to get on board with the Heel tactics, and he could break away to then have some real good matches with Karter. We got a very fun “Minion Training” vignette from Athena, Billie & Lexi, but that is not the two week window To Do List thing they set up literally last week. Feels like ROH wasn’t keeping track of what they were doing, but oh well. Athena VS Angelina Love was a good title match, but a quick one because yeah, Athena is that much better than Angelina. Still waiting for when Athena either pushes Billie too far and she rebels, or Athena creates a monster not even she can control, all leading to a title match between them.

Really good, really fun Six Man Tag with Nese sticking his foot in his mouth and making Spanish Announce Project turn on him. Good win for the luchadores, though Vikingo taking himself out of the match was not good. Vikingo needs to be more careful, he is running really hard and fast, much like Darby Allin. The Pure Championship was a really good opener, but I figured Shibata was winning over Nick Wayne. Nick still looked great, as he has since debuting in AEW, but he’s probably gotta wait until he’s 19 to get a championship. Also, it feels like ROH wants to build towards a rematch of Shibata VS Josh Woods at the next ROH exclusive PPV so Shibata isn’t losing before then.

Great promo from Eddie to get his reaction after winning the ROH World Championship. He pointed out he’s in for a busy schedule defending two titles in two companies, as I’ve been saying, but Eddie will be able to do it. And even then it is great story material for him to struggle with the schedule after a month or so. Really good promo from Johnson, Moriarty & Shane, then really good match from Moriarty VS Johnson. Shane called out Keith Lee last time, too, I wonder if Keith Lee joins Lee Johnson to take on Shane and Moriarty so we get even more Lees in the mix. Honestly, Keith Lee needs to get on something, and then move on to a title because duh, it’s KEITH LEE.

Ethan Page with a good win and good promo after, and while it’s a shame he won’t finish his story with The Hardy Boyz, that story went a few chapters too long anyway. Ethan getting going in ROH will be good stuff, maybe he can be a contender for Samoa Joe’s TV Championship. And then some really good stuff in the ROH Six Man Division, with a good promo from Mack & Infantry, and another great Six Man title match. But of course, with Hung Bucks VS Embassy set for Rampage (which has also been recorded by now), and how that feeds into Hangman VS Swerve at WrestleDream, no way was this match (which was recorded even before Rampage) was going to change anything. As I’ve been saying in the AEW articles, there is a chance the Hung Bucks win the titles, unless Swerve screws Hangman over.

My Score: 8.6/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (9/20/23)

Dynamite returns to Arthur Ashe!



AEW Coverage Lasers

Who hits the Grand Slam? And who strikes out?

Dynamite returns to Arthur Ashe, and Maxwell Jacob Friedman returns to New York to defend his AEW World Championship against Samoa Joe!


  • ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Championships, Winner Takes All: Claudio Castagnoli w/ Wheeler Yuta VS Eddie Kingston; Eddie wins and becomes both ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Champion.
  • Chris Jericho VS Sammy Guevara; Jericho wins.
  • AEW International Championship: Jon Moxley VS Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes; Fenix wins and becomes the new AEW International Champion.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: Saraya w/ Ruby Soho VS Toni Storm; Saraya wins and retains the title.
  • AEW World Championship: MJF w/ Adam Cole VS Samoa Joe; MJF wins and retains the title.


ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Championships, Winner Takes All: Claudio Castagnoli w/ Wheeler Yuta VS Eddie Kingston!

This isn’t a rivalry, this is a grudge that has gone on for just over a decade, and this will be the end of it all! Will the Swiss Superman take away the title the Mad King fought so hard to get? Or will Eddie prove he IS the better man?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who leaves Arthur Ashe a double champion!

The bell rings and fans are thunderous already as Eddie and Claudio stare down. They slowly approach, then Claudio just BOOTS Eddie down! But Eddie’s right up to CHOP! And CHOP! Claudio forearms, Eddie CHOPS, repeat! New York is behind their own as he continues to go back and forth with Claudio! Claudio fires off forearm after forearm, then he  talks trash. “Is that all you got?” Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Claudio fires more forearms, then TOSSES Eddie out of the ring! But then Eddie drags Claudio out to whip hard into railing! Claudio hobbles, holding a knee, but Eddie choke grips him!

Fans fire up as Eddie MACHINE GUN CHOPS Claudio against the railing! Eddie ROCKS Claudio, brings him around, and whips him, only for Claudio to reverse and short arm LARIAT! Fans boo but Claudio soaks it up. Claudio drags Eddie up, ROCKS him, and stalks him. Claudio puts Eddie in the ring, fans rally up and Eddie catches Claudio in the ropes! DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Eddie dropkicks that bad leg! Claudio avoids the next one and he deadlift gut wrenches, for the POWERBOMB! Claudio hobbles and fans boo, but Claudio drags Eddie up. Claudio reels Eddie in, but Eddie fights the lift!

Eddie CLUBS the bad leg, fans rally up, but Claudio SLAPS Eddie! Eddie SLAPS back! And GERMAN SUPLEXES! Fans fire up again as Claudio bails out to the apron. Fans chant “F HIM UP, EDDIE, F HIM UP!” Eddie storms over, and fires off backhand after backhand! Then URAKEN! But that hurts Eddie’s hand just as much! Claudio clamps on a SLEEPER in the ropes! But Eddie elbows free, only for Claudio to back suplex Eddie to the ramp! The LED Plexiglas ramp is a stiff worker, and Claudio looms over Eddie. Eddie is dazed and the fans rally up behind him. Claudio drags Eddie up, then stomps a hand!

Claudio then clotheslines Eddie back into the ring! Fans boo as Claudio climbs the corner. But Eddie rolls to the corner, only for Claudio to DIVING DOUBLE STOMP anyway! Claudio stomps Eddie, drags him up, and scoop SLAMS him! Claudio goes back up, to then DIVING HEADBUTT but FLOPS as Eddie moves! Eddie staggers up, but into an UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO!! Eddie is still in this and Claudio is fuming as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Claudio and Eddie go to ropes, and then Claudio storms over. Claudio CLUBS away on Eddie at the ropes, then he drags Eddie up. Eddie pushes Claudio away but Claudio reels Eddie in. Claudio suplexes but Eddie blocks! Claudio throws body shots, tries again, but Eddie still blocks! Eddie then suplexes Claudio up and over! Fans fire up while both men flounder. Claudio stands first, runs and he BOOTS Eddie in the head! And then Claudio scuffs Eddie, kicks him around, taunts and toys with him, but Eddie CHOPS! Claudio kicks, Eddie CHOPS! Claudio SLIDING LARIATS! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Eddie reaches out in time!

Claudio sits Eddie up and clamps on with a top wristlock chinlock combo! Fans rally up as Eddie endures being squeezed and twisted around. But then Claudio KICKS Eddie in the back, and STOMPS the hand! Then he STOMPS the other hand! Eddie clutches fingers, but Claudio drags Eddie up by an ear. Eddie CHOPS! And CHOPS! Dynamite returns to single picture as Claudio eggs Eddie on. Eddie CHPOS, Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT in the corner! Claudio sits Eddie down, the ref back shim off, but then Claudio fireman’s carries! T K O! Cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous as Eddie hangs in there!

Claudio scuffs Eddie again, and that riles Eddie up. Claudio gives more toying kicks, then some harder shots. Eddie pounds the mat and fans fire up with him! Claudio kick sand kicks and kicks, and Eddie wobbles, only to sit up again. Claudio drags Eddie up to UPPER- NO, BACKSLIDE! TWO! Eddie ENZIGURIS! And then an EXPLODER!! Eddie has Claudio again, for a SAIDO! Cover, TWO! Claudio goes to a corner, Yuta coaches him, and Claudio sees Eddie go to the far side. Eddie runs in to clothesline! Eddie fires up and fires off MACHINE GUN CHOPS!! Claudio just brushes those off? Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS, then JABS! Claudio drops to a knee and fans are thunderous!

Eddie hauls Claudio up, Claudio fights the Northern Lights Bomb, so Eddie fires Kawada knees! Claudio JABS back! Eddie staggers, Claudio shakes out the cobwebs, and then both men stare down again. Fans fire up as the two step up, Claudio eggs Eddie on, then fires a forearm! Eddie CHOPS! Forearm! CHOP! Repeat! Claudio eggs Eddie on so Eddie CHOPS! Claudio UPPERCUTS! Eddie staggers back, steadies himself, and he CHOPS again! Claudio dusts that off, so Eddie CHOPS only for Claudio to catch it! HEADBUTT, short arm LARIAT!! Cover, TWO, but Claudio rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!

Claudio reels Eddie in, straitjacket for the RICOLA- RANA!! Cover, TWO!! Claudio has the cover, TWO!! Flashbacks to Supercard of Honor there, but Eddie is up! Into an UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO?!? Eddie survives and Claudio is furious! Claudio drags Eddie up, straitjacket, RICOLA BOMB!! Cover, TWO?!?! New York is electric as Eddie still lives! Claudio is beside himself, but he pulls off the elbow pad now. Claudio drags Eddie up, talks some trash, and UPPERCUTS! URAKEN!! URAKEN!! Then a half nelson, HALF ‘N’ HALF PLEX!! Claudio stands, into the URAKEN!! NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!!! Cover, TWO!?!?

Fans are electric again as Eddie powers up! Eddie drags Claudio up, reels him in, but Claudio fights the lift! Claudio then UPPERCUTS! Eddie URAKENS!! And POWERBOMBS!! High stack, EDDIE WINS!!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall (still NJPW Strong Openweight & NEW ROH World Champion)

He has done it! The Mad King has conquered Claudio and now reigns over two kingdoms! Yuta tells Claudio that yes, it really did happen. Yuta helps Claudio to his feet, and Eddie keeps his eyes on them. Claudio offers a handshake, and Eddie… accepts it! Claudio hands the ROH title over then takes his leave. Fans chant “You Deserve It!” and that is an understatement. How much more history will be made by Eddie Kingston now?


The Kingdom visits Roderick Strong in the hospital.

This was recorded sometime last week after Dynamite. Matt Taven & Mike Bennett sit by Roddy’s bedside as the nurse fluffs Roddy’s pillow. Mike says they wanted to invite everyone here so they could personally thank everyone for all the gifts and cards. Taven likes this card here. “I hope it makes your day brighter knowing how much everyone cares. Your attention to neck health awareness has been inspirational, and one day, I hope to be as neck strong as you. XOXO Olga.” Mike excuses the nurse and then Adam Cole visits. Roddy calls out to Adam and asks where he is, he can’t see. Then open your eyes.

Roddy does open his eyes and is happy to see Cole is here. Of course he is, he wouldn’t miss this for the world. Cole then says hi to The Kingdom and they ask him where he’s been. He got here as quick as he could. Oh, convenient, Cole shows up just as The Kingdom has to leave. Mike tells Roddy sorry, they gotta go. They’re going to be the new #1 Contenders to the ROH World Tag Titles. Roddy understands. He knows they don’t need it, but good luck. New champs coming soon. Taven then insults Cole’s shirt and pants. Is that how he dresses when he’s mourning? Cole says that’s real appropriate to say.

Cole then tells Roddy that he is glad Roddy is doing okay, and Cole hates to do this but he has to leave soon, too. Max has the world title match with Samoa Joe, and after what happened all last week, Cole has to make sure Max will be okay. Roddy says who cares! What about him? Cole wants Roddy to know he loves him, but Max is the one in danger. Roddy makes the bed sit up so he can look at Cole properly, just so he can tell Cole to go. Then Roddy lowers himself back down. Will Cole be able to help MJF through whatever is coming?


Backstage interview with Christian Cage & Luchasaurus.

Renee Paquette is with Captain Charisma and the AEW TNT Champion to bring up that this Friday, Rampage: Grand Slam, it will be Darby Allin & Sting taking on these two in a tag team match. Obviously, Christian & Luchasaurus have a ton of experience- Christian cuts Renee off to say they have a ton of experience in defending the TNT Championship. And at Rampage: Grand Slam, Christian & Luchasaurus walk through Darby & Sting, and then move on from them. But obviously, Darby isn’t going to move on until he gets another chance at Christian’s- er, their TNT Championship!

So here’s a proposition: Saturday on Collision, Darby VS Christian VS Luchasaurus in a Triple Threat for the TNT Championship! Sound good to Darby? Oh, and one more little wrinkle: if Darby wants his shot, then Sting is not allowed at ringside! And when Darby steps into the ring for their Handicap- er, Triple Threat… Then Darby has as much a chance of winning this championship as both the Yankees and the Mets! ZERO! As for Friday, bring your boy. Christian & Luchasaurus head out, will they dominate this entire week?


Chris Jericho VS Sammy Guevara!

For the first time ever, The Ocho and the Spanish God go 1v1 with each other! They’re both ready to fight harder than they ever have before, but who will come out on top?

Sammy’s entrance has him wearing an LED vest as a reference to all of Jericho’s light up jackets, and Sammy even has Monteasy live to rap the theme song! Is this Sammy’s time to take flight? Or will he be unable to get off the ground with Judas in his mind?

The bell rings and fans fire up as the two circle. Sammy offers a handshake, Jericho accepts it, and the two tie up. Jericho headlocks, then switches and hammerlocks to headlock again. Sammy powers out, but Jericho runs him over, only for Sammy to kip up! So Jericho slaps Sammy! Sammy slaps back, and the hands start flying! Fans fire up and Sammy CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS! Repeat! Sammy gets the edge, whips, hurdles, flips over, and Jericho stumbles into the DROPKICK! Fans fire up as Sammy spins to hit his pose! And Jericho still joins in? Sammy is surprised by that and Jericho SLAPS him again!

Sammy goes to ropes, Jericho storms up but Sammy rolls him up! ONE, and Sammy cradles! ONE, and Jericho CHOPS! And CHOPS! Sammy CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS again, then CHOPS Sammy in the corner! Fans fire up as Jericho whips corner to corner. Jericho runs in but into an elbow! Sammy swings, Jericho spins him around, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Sammy goes to the apron but Jericho storms over. Triangle jump, but Sammy ducks and Jericho hits the floor! Sammy builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit and down goes Jericho! Fans fire up as Sammy puts Jericho in the ring.

Sammy goes up the corner, leaps, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Jericho hangs tough but Sammy keeps his cool. Sammy slashes his throat and he torture racks! But Jericho fights that, to hit a CODE BREAKER! Sammy goes to the apron again, but Jericho goes out after him. Fans rally as Jericho drags Sammy up, CLUBS him, but Sammy throws body shots. Jericho CLUBS and CLUSB and CLUBS Sammy, to then suplex. Sammy blocks, throws more body shots, but Jericho hits back! Then Jericho suplexes to the floor! Fans fire up while both men writhe and Dynamite goes picture in picture!

The ref checks both men but they’re okay to continue. Jericho drags himself up with the apron skirt, then soaks up the cheers and jeers from New York. Jericho drags Sammy up and SMACKS him off the desk! The ring count is climbing, but Jericho clears off the desk! Jericho SMACKS Sammy with the desk hood! Jericho slides into the ring to stop the count and soak up more cheers and jeers. Sammy stands up, and slides in at 9! Jericho stomps Sammy, drags him up and reels him in, for a BIG back suplex! Jericho smacks Sammy around, eggs him on, and brings him up again, but Sammy cradles! TWO! Jericho rushes in to BOOT Sammy down!

Jericho drags Sammy up again, puts him in a corner and on the top rope. Jericho CHOPS! And CHOPS! And then he climbs up, to rain down fists! Jericho goes all the way to TEN, then SUPER STEINERS! Sammy writhes, Jericho pushes him to a cover, TWO! Jericho huffs ‘n’ puffs and paces around as Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans rally, Jericho stands Sammy up and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Jericho eggs Sammy on, so Sammy CHOPS! And forearms! And CHOPS! Sammy fires off more, whips Jericho to ropes, but Jericho KICKS him away! Jericho runs, into a SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!

Both men stand and Jericho LARIATS Sammy down! And then LARIATS him again! Cover, TWO! Sammy is still in this and fans rally up. Jericho brings Sammy up, CHOPS him again, then has him in a corner. Jericho CHOPS, whips corner to corner, but Sammy goes up and over, ducks and steals the CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives his own move and Sammy is beside himself. Jericho goes to the apron, Sammy runs in to BLAST him off! Jericho hits the desk! Sammy then goes to the apron, to then go up the corner?! Sammy aims, says a quick prayer, and ARIHARA MOONSAULTS!

Sammy clutches a leg, puts Jericho in, and he fires up! Fans are with Sammy as he goes to the apron. Sammy springboards, into a DROPKICK! Sammy goes back to the apron, Jericho triangle jumps, into a CALF KICK! Not the cleanest but something got Jericho. Sammy SUPERKICKS to knock Jericho down, and then he goes back up top! FLYING CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! Jericho just gets that arm up and Sammy grows frustrated. Sammy drags Jericho up, torture racks, GO TO- NO, Jericho blocks! Jericho trips Sammy and has the legs! WALLS OF JERICHO!! Fans are thunderous while Sammy endures!

Jericho sits deep on the hold, but Sammy reaches out! Sammy crawls his way forward, but Jericho drags him back! Sammy clubs at Jericho’s legs, tuck sunder and throws hands from below! Sammy then throws Jericho away! Sammy JUMP KNEES Jericho to a corner! Sammy runs in, is put on the apron, and Jericho ROCKS him! Jericho goes up the other side of the corner! Jericho drags Sammy up to join him, CLUBS him, but Sammy throws hands in return. They both stand on the top rope, to SUPER CUTTER!! Both men are down and fans are losing their minds! Sammy crawls to the cover, TWO!!!

Jericho is still in this but Sammy is too sore to be upset. Sammy and Jericho sit up, Jericho goes to ropes but Sammy is right on him. Sammy CHOPS, then whips. Jericho reverses, but Sammy avoids the dropkick! Sammy goes to the ropes, LIONSAULT onto knees!! Jericho counters his own move, and then runs to BULLDOG! Fans fire up as Jericho lines up the shot, Jericho LIONSAULTS! Cover, TWO!! Jericho grits his teeth, but he also has a sinister grin on his face now. Jericho throws down fists, then he brings Sammy up for a knee to the head! And another! And another! Jericho runs, into a JUMP KNEE!

Sammy torture racks! GO TO HOSPITAL!! But Sammy doesn’t cover!? Sammy goes up the corner instead, takes aim, and SHOOTING STAR- CODE BREAKER!!! Cover, Jericho wins!!

Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall

Sammy gambled and just got busted! Jericho wins, proving why he is the master and Sammy is the apprentice. But the real question is, can these two still be friends? Jericho offers a hand, Sammy accepts, and they hug it out! Fans cheer as Le Sex Gods stick together! But then Sammy LOW BLOWS Jericho?! Jericho falls against Sammy but Sammy shoves him down! And here comes Don Callis?! No, Sammy, no! But Don pats Sammy on the shoulder. Don threw his friendship with Jericho away, and now takes away Jericho’s last friend! Will the Spanish God soon be a wrestling god thanks to the Don Callis Family?


MJF & Adam Cole pull into the parking lot.

The brochachos pull up in an emerald green Porsche, and as he steps out of the car, Maxwell Jacob Friedman calls out Samoa Joe! “I’ve been holding a grudge against you for eight long years. And when you decided to shove me, I took that and I turned it into a little ball, and I put that chip on my shoulder. And tonight, I take that chip and I bash your skull in! See, it was bad enough when you shoved me. But you took, and you took, and you took, and you tried to take away the two things now that are most precious to me: you are trying to take away my AEW World Championship, and you are trying to hurt my brother, Adam Cole.”

That is where Joe messed up. Tonight, MJF will choke Joe out in front of thousands of New Yorkers, MJF’s people! And the last thing Joe is gonna hear as he fades out is… “M! J! F! M! J! F!” Because they’re better than you, and Cole gets a call? It’s Roddy? Seriously? He’s upset but Cole wants him to talk it out. Cole says he still has MJF’s back but this is an emergency. Roddy, relax, you are not gonna die! Cole heads out to talk with Roddy about his neck, and MJF tells Joe, “Your ass is mine.” Will the ROH World Television Champion look to change that with his own two hands?


Backstage interview with Don Callis & Sammy Guevara.

Renee walks up to ask them if this all but confirms that Sammy has joined the Don Callis Family, but Don says not to cut her off, “but all will be revealed this Friday on Rampage. C’mon, kid, we got a lot to celebrate.” The two traitors head out, but then cross paths with Daniel Garcia! Sammy and Danny stare down, and then Sammy asks if he has something to say. Don has Sammy stand down and says Danny is money. For now, the two of them will go. Don gets Sammy outta there, but what are Danny’s feelings? He left the JAS, but is he upset Sammy joined the DCF?


AEW International Championship: Jon Moxley VS Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes!

The Maniac made it past the human skyscraper that is “Big Bill” Morrissey, but now he has to face what he did to the Immortal Firebird almost a month ago! Will Fenix burn Moxley down? Or will Moxley ace this, game, set and match?

Moxley goes up the ramp so he can drop his belt on top of Fenix’s cape. Moxley taunts Fenix, Fenix storms up after Moxley and CHOPS! Fans fire up as the brawl is on! Moxley ROCKS Fenix, whips him at the ring but Fenix goes up the ropes to JUMP SOBAT! Fans fire up while Moxley flops to the floor. Fenix uses the ramp as a runway to FLY and take Moxley down! Fans lose their minds and Fenix crawls his way over to Moxley. Moxley is dazed but Fenix’s back is sore from that landing. Fenix still stands up and he drags Moxley up. Fenix ROCKS Moxley, CHOPS him against railing, and then puts Moxley in the ring.

The bell finally sounds so this is a match! Fenix baits Moxley, avoids the stomp and then shoulders into Moxley! Fenix slingshots to sunset flip, ONE! Moxley stacks, TWO! Moxley staggers, Fenix kips up and things speed up. Fenix handsprings over the leg sweep! Moxley swings, Fenix catches him to CHOP, knuckle lock, and go up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAG! Moxley stands back up and Fenix somersaults, into a FOREARM! Moxley is done playing around, and he runs to CURB STOMP! Cover, TWO! Fenix survives the shoutout to the Visionary, but Moxley rains down fists! Moxley then shifts to a cover, TWO!

Moxley has the double wristlock but Fenix fights up with body shots. Moxley facelocks but Fenix powers out to BITE the hand! Fenix BOOTS the punch, CHOPS and CHOPS but Moxley pokes the eyes! Moxley whips, Fenix tiger feints but into a BOOT! Fenix flounders to the ramp and then the floor but Moxley pursues. The ring count climbs and Moxley CHOPS Fenix against railing! Moxley dumps Fenix over into the front row! Fans fire up as Fenix drags himself up. Moxley drags Fenix up but Fenix throws body shots! Fenix ROCKS Mox, then pushes him away. Fenix jumps up onto the railing, but Moxley shoves him back down!

Moxley has Fenix on the railing, to DRAPING PARADIGM SHIFT!! Fenix is dazed now and Moxley gets a chair! The ref reprimands so Moxley puts Fenix in the ring. Cover, TWO! Fenix is hanging tough but Moxley eggs him on. Fenix chops but that was nothing, and Moxley BOOTS him! Moxley rains down fists, lets off, and Fenix crawls to a corner. Moxley storms over, brings him up, and clotheslines! Moxley flips fans off, runs in, but Fenix dodges to GAMANGIRI! And GAMANGIRI! And then JUMP SOBAT! Moxley staggers, into the SOMERSAULT CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! But Fenix hurries to a corner and goes right up! FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO!!

Moxley is still in this but Fenix fires up again. Fans are with him as he runs, but into a KING KONG LARIAT! Moxley roars, fans fire up even more, and then Moxley flips off Fenix. Abrahantes coaches Fenix up, and he kips up to his feet! Fenix dodges Mox to SUPERKICK him out of the ring! Fenix goes out after him, brings him around, and puts him on the railing now! Fenix goes to the apron, then up the corner! Fans are losing their minds already, SUPER FLYING LEG DROP!!! Both men crash down and Dynamite goes picture in picture!

The ref checks both men and they’re somehow okay to continue. Abrahantes coaches Fenix as he and Moxley stir. Moxley crawls to the ring, Fenix follows and pushes him in. Fenix then aims from the apron, springboards, but into a kick! PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives but Moxley just snarls and storms around. Moxley gets Fenix’s legs, ties them up, and has a TEXAS CLOVERLEAF!! Fenix endures, reaches out, and fans rally as he fights forward. But Moxley shifts to a CLOVERLEAF STF!! Moxley grinds the hold, then shifts to just a facelock. Moxley drags Fenix up, Gotch hold for the PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!!

Fenix survives again and Moxley is fuming! Moxley storms around the ring, Abrahantes coaches Fenix and the fans rally up. Moxley clamps on with a SLEEPER, then drags Fenix up again. Moxley CHOPS Fenix to the corner and Fenix drops to his knees! Moxley stands Fenix up to CHOP again! Dynamite returns to single picture and Moxley storms around. Fenix sputters, stands, and CHOPS! Moxley forearms, then he puts Fenix back in a corner. Moxley puts Fenix up top, climbs up to join him, but Fenix resists with body shots. Fans rally as Fenix HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS! Moxley falls, Fenix jumps to DIVING DOUBLE STOMP!!

Both men are down and New York is thunderous again! Fenix crawls to a cover, TWO! Fenix drags Moxley up and reels him in but Moxley resists the lift. Fenix CLUBS Moxley, but Moxley Alabama Lifts him! Fenix still CLUBS Moxley, they end up on ropes, and Moxley throws body shots! Moxley DECKS Fenix to the outside! Moxley goes out to run downhill, CURB STOMP ON THE RAMP!! Fans sing “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” for the Visionary as Moxley drags Fenix in. Moxley lifts, to stall, and PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Fenix survives and fans are thunderous again! Moxley is seething and he drags Fenix back up.

Moxley puts Fenix in a corner, CHOPS him, and CHOPS him, and then hoists Fenix up top. Moxley goes up, underhooks, but Fenix fights! Moxley falls, Fenix adjusts, SWANTON BOMB!! Then Fenix drags Moxley up and fireman’s carries, to BLACK FIRE DRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! HOW?!? Fans call BS, that twitch could NOT have been enough! But Fenix figures F it, BLACK FIRE DRIVER again!!! Cover, FENIX WINS!!

Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall (NEW AEW International Champion)

New York cannot believe it but they are loving it! Moxley’s reign ends after just three defenses, and Fenix has his vengeance! Death Triangle regains the gold once held by The Bastard, will Fenix blaze his own trail with this title? As for Moxley, he is getting checked by medics, what condition will he be in after such an epic fight?


Samoa Joe speaks.

“Oh Maaaax~! You feel it, Max? The night is upon us, a great celebration! Tonight is a night of consequences. And Max, you have run your mouth, you have made your angst known, you have told the world you’ve harbored your grudge against me for eight years.” But MJF better be prepared to hold onto that grudge a little longer, because Joe will smash him from pillar to post, in front of MJF’s people! And tonight, Joe finishes taking what he was trying to take from MJF all those years ago. But it won’t be MJF’s future, it’ll be his championship. We’ve already seen the landscape shift, will the One True King of Wrestling Television add to that?


AEW takes a closer look at the ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders match.

Matt Hardy says that Friday on Rampage: Grand Slam, he and Jeff will compete in a match, with the winners going on to face MJF & Adam Cole for the ROH World Tag Team Championships at WrestleDream! But Matt Taven says they are the OGK, and the Melvins will put respect on the name of The Kingdom. Mike says that they do three things this Friday: Punch ’em in the wiener; hit ’em with piledrivers; and become the #1 Contenders! Best Friends join in, and Trent says this is one more shot for the boys to go on and get another shot to win the big one. Chuck knows MJF & Cole say they’re best friends, but we all know there is only one set of Best Friends that matter, and it’s these two!

Vincent says that a long time ago, being crazy meant something. But now, everybody’s crazy! The Righteous is here to purify AEW, and it starts this Friday on Rampage. Dig what they’re saying? It’s a Fatal 4 of four powerful teams, but who will come away with those golden tickets to Seattle?


AEW Women’s World Championship: Saraya w/ Ruby Soho VS Toni Storm!

The Outcasts used to be a strong trio within the AEW Women’s Division, but this very title is what tore apart the friendship of The Knight and the Lightning. Saraya won an All In London Fatal 4 to become champion, but Storm won the Fatal 4 to earn this match! Will Storm complete the #PortraitofaStar with some gold? Or will this Knight still reign?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is the real star of the AEW Women’s Division!

The bell rings and Storm wants a hug? Saraya says no, she’s crazy as a loon and totally betrayed The Outcasts! Storm still offers, so Saraya SLAPS her! Fans boo and Storm looks hurt emotionally. Saraya SLAPS Storm again and says Storm is nothing without Saraya! “You need me! YOU NEED ME!” Then she SLAPS Storm again! So now Storm smiles? Saraya is confused, but Storm CHPOS her! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS again! Ruby shouts from the apron but Storm rushes over! Storm avoids Ruby’s cheap shot to CHOP her down! But Saraya BOOTS Storm down! Fans boo but Saraya tells Storm she’s a stupid cow!

Saraya has Storm on ropes, goes to the apron, and fires off knee after knee after knee! Storm flops to the floor and Saraya soaks up the heat. But then Storm trips Saraya up! Saraya hits the apron, Storm pushes her back in the ring. Storm sees Ruby standing there, and she goes under the ring? What in the world? The ref goes to check with Saraya, Storm sticks her feet out and Ruby drags her out from under there. Storm has SHOES! She kicks Ruby, then SLAPS her with those slippers! Fans fire up and Storm goes back to the ring. The ref says drop the shoe, then snatches the slipper away. But he misses the HIGH HEEL SHOT!! Cover, TWO!!

Storm is furious that Saraya survives! Storm argues with the ref then throws a fit as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Storm drags Saraya into ropes, drapes her out, to DRAPING DDT to the ramp!! Ruby rushes up to check Saraya, her neck is a major issue for her. Storm is torn between remorse and rage, but Saraya seems okay to continue. So Storm drags her in through the ropes, to DRAPING DDT again!! Cover, TWO!! Saraya survives and Storm seethes. Storm storms around, pursues Saraya out of the ring, but tells Ruby to back off. But that distraction allows Saraya to BOOT Storm! Saraya then SMACKS Storm off the desk! Storm staggers and flounders away, then Saraya CLUBS her! Saraya scowls as she stands Storm up to CHOP!

Saraya pushes Storm into the ring, tells fans off, then hops back in. But Storm ROCKS her! And CLUBS her! And CHPOS her! Saraya goes to a corner, Storm hoists her up top, and then ROCKS her! Storm climbs, Saraya hits back, they brawl up top! Storm CLUBS and CLUBS and CLUBS, then stands Saraya up. Saraya fights back with body shots, and she CLUBS away on Storm now! Saraya adjusts, to SUPER SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and Dynamite returns to single picture! Ruby is furious while Saraya argues with the ref. Fans boo as Ruby tries to start a Saraya chant.

Saraya sits Storm up but Storm hits first! Saraya hits back, Storm hits again! They go back and forth, forearm for forearm, and fans fire up as Storm just HAMMERS away! Fans are thunderous for Storm and she grabs a turnbuckle. Storm rips the pad right off! The ref takes that but the buckle is still exposed. And then Storm gets the spray paint! Ruby snatches that away, payback for that TBS Championship screw job! The ref argues with Ruby, then with Storm, and Ruby rolls the can to Saraya! Saraya SPRAYS Storm in the face!! KNIGHT CAP!! Cover, TWO?!?! Storm survives the flashback to All In!

New York is thunderous but Saraya is furious! Saraya slaps Storm around, drags her up, and bumps her off buckles! And again! And then she considers the bare buckle. Saraya sits Storm in the corner but Ruby wants her to finish this! Saraya stomps but Storm blocks! Storm sets the foot down, to KISS Saraya!? And then reel her in! STORM ZERO!!! Cover, TWO!?! Storm’s kiss goodbye didn’t finish this! But Storm puts Saraya in the corner, against that bare buckle! Storm goes to the far corner, says “I’m sorry, I love you.” SWEET HIP- NO, Saraya moves and the buckle gets Storm in the booty! Saraya reels Storm in and onto the ropes, DRAPING KNIGHT CAP!!! Cover, Saraya wins!!

Winner: Saraya, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)

Saraya shouts that Storm forced her to do that! Storm reaches out, but The Outcasts leave her behind. Will Saraya & Soho move on from Storm to conquer the entire AEW Women’s Division?


BREAKING NEWS for Rampage: Grand Slam!

Considering it is a TWO HOUR special edition for Arthur Ashe, there’s more action to be had! And in a Mixed Trios match, Kris Statlander joins #OrangeHook to take on Anna Jay, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker! Will the TBS Champion, the FTW Champion and Freshly Squeezed prove why they’re The Galaxy’s Greatest? Or will they owe some title shots to the sports… enner-tay-ners?

Then Skye Blue takes on Julia Hart in a battle of two young and hungry stars wanting their shot at some gold! Plus, after making a comeback at All In London, after sharing his side of the story, Mike Santana gets back in the ring! Will he blaze a trail to the top, all by himself?


BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

On top of the TNT Championship “Triple Threat” of Luchasaurus VS Christian Cage VS Darby Allin, Andrade El Idolo accepts Jay White’s challenge from last Saturday! Will the Latin Idol learn what it means to Breathe With The Switchblade? Then Rob Van Dam competes in his home state of Michigan, FTR defends the AEW World Tag Team Championships against The Workhorsemen, and Bryan Danielson gives Ricky Starks his rematch, in a TEXAS DEATH MATCH! With as much blood as was shed at All Out, how much more violent will the American Dragon and Absolute go?


AEW World Championship: MJF w/ Adam Cole VS Samoa Joe!

It’s the moment of truth! After watching the Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Tournament, Maxwell Jacob Friedman was very… happy(?) to see that the King of Wrestling TV won the right to have this match. MJF threw some Steiner math at Joe but now it’s time to put it to the test! Will the hometown antihero finally have his revenge? Or will we soon be calling him #TwoBeltJoe?

MJF’s entrance is an homage to Bret Hart and Mean Joe Greene. A kid shouts out to MJF, tells him to go get ’em, champ, and then MJF nods and gives the kid his scarf. And also whispers something before heading out. What’d he say? That the kid’s adopted?! Anyway… The introductions are made, the Triple B is raised, and we see who finishes Dynamite with a Grand Slam!

The bell rings and the fans are thunderous already for MJF. MJF and Joe circle, feel things out, and then Joe kicks a leg! MJF backs away to a corner, resets with Joe, and they feel things out again. Fans chant “He’s Our Scumbag!” but Joe just smirks. They circle, Joe corners MJF but the ref has him back off. So MJF pokes Joe in the eye! MJF hops on for a SLEEPER, but Joe THROWS MJF down! MJF clutches his neck, and conspicuous by his absence is Adam Cole. Was Roddy’s “emergency” more engrossing than Cole thought? Joe looms over MJF as MJF sits up, and MJF stands to say he’s okay. Joe CLUBS him down for it!

Joe stomps MJF, fans boo, but Joe stomps MJF on the neck! MJF goes to a corner, Joe JABS and JABS and JABS! Joe sits MJF down, then RIDGEHANDS him down! Fans boo but Joe just says “SUCK IT!” Joe eggs MJF on, drags him from the corner, and clamps on a neck wrench! MJF endures the torture but the fans rally up behind him. MJF fights up, throws body shots, but Joe throws him down by his hair! The ref reprimands but Joe drags MJF up to atomic drop! Joe runs but MJF dodges the boot! MJF kicks, Joe blocks and MJF apologizes, only to poke Joe in the eyes again! MJF jumps on for a SLEEPER!

Joe RAMS MJF into buckles! Joe is free, and he runs to BOOT! And SENTON! Cover, TWO! Joe paces, not at all bothered. Joe then drags MJF up, but MJF JABS, throat chops, and runs at the corner, into the “SIT YO ASS DOWN!” URENAGE! Joe paces while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Now Joe covers, ROPEBREAK! MJF saves himself by fingertips but Joe just drags him to the outside. Joe CLUBS MJF against the apron! MJF sputters, Joe drags him out and whips him hard into railing! MJF falls in a heap and Joe mockingly applauds. Joe then storms back over, drags MJF back up and puts him back in the ring. Joe CLUBS MJF again and MJF flounders away. Joe hurries in after MJF, CHOKES him on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts 4. MJF sputters, only for Joe to KICK him in the side! Joe paces, drags MJF up, and snapmares to then neck wrench again! MJF endures all over again but the fans still rally.

MJF fights up, using Joe’s twisting for leverage, and he throws body shots! MJF runs, but Joe CLOBBERS him! Cover, TWO! MJF is hanging in there but Joe keeps his cool. Joe drags MJF up and puts him in a corner to JAB! JAB! JAB! And CHOP! MJF leans against ropes and the ref reprimands Joe, but Joe JABS MJF again as Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans rally as hard as they can for MJF and he fires forearms back! Joe HEADBUTTS, then he hoists MJF up top! Joe tucks MJF in but MJF sunset flips! Stack cover, TWO! SUPERKICK! MJF learned that one from his brochacho! But Joe stays up, so MJF short arm LARIATS!

Joe is still up so MJF LARIATS again! Joe is still up, so MJF runs to LARIAT! That takes as much out of MJF as it does Joe, but fans are thunderous as MJF goes again. Joe LARIATS MJF down!! Cover, TWO!! Joe is getting annoyed now but he rips MJF’s new shirt up! Then he wipes his butt with it and throws it down on MJF! Fans boo and MJF is furious, that was his loving tribute to the New York MLB legacy! Joe gives scuffing kicks and toying pie faces. MJF is getting mad now! Joe HEADBUTTS, and MJF just glares at him! Joe SLAPS MJF, then CLUBS him! MJF fires off forearms!

Joe puts MJF in the corner, but MJF dodges to CLAW the back, and bump Joe off buckles again and again and again! Fans count all the way to TEN! MJF goes up to then rain down fists! Fans count all the way to nine, because then MJF BITES Joe’s head!! The ref reprimands, Joe shoves MJF away, but MJF backflips and lands perfectly!! MJF has New York all fired up as he takes the kangaroo stance! KANGAROO KICK!! Joe flops out of the ring, MJF kips up and shakes the ropes! Fans are thunderous but MJF stops because his neck bothers him again. The chants of “M J F! M J F!” gets MJF back to his feet!

MJF pounds the mat, fans rally, and MJF builds speed! No doubts this time, MJF DIVE into a GAMANGIRI! Joe goes up to get MJF on the apron, fireman’s carry, APRON DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!!! Joe then laughs as he watches MJF down on the floor! Joe drags MJF up while fans boo, and Joe puts MJF in the ring. Cover, TWO!! MJF is still in this and the fans are thunderous again! Joe is amused, but also rather frustrated. Joe goes out, and he brings out a TABLE! Fans are torn but they do love tables! Joe puts that table against railing, then drags MJF out of the ring! The ref reprimands but Joe brings MJF over.

Joe clinches, and URENAGES MJF through the table!! The ref reprimands, fans boo, but Joe just laughs again. Joe drags MJF up out of the wreckage, puts him back in the ring, and covers, TWO?!?!? MJF survives and the fans are thunderous again! Joe nods, he might even respect the fighting spirit. But now he pulls padding off the concrete floor!! Joe drags MJF out of the ring again, the ref reprimands, and they go to the bare floor! But MJF fights free, to BITE Joe’s leg!! Fans fire up as MJF lets off that, to reel Joe in! But MJF’s neck won’t let him lift Joe! Joe kicks MJF, reels him back in, and gets him up to PILEDRIVER to the concrete!!!

Fans are losing their minds and the ref freaks out! The medics check MJF but Joe just has an evil smile on his face! Joe looms over MJF but the ref has him back off. Joe doesn’t care, he SWATS and BOOTS medics and security! Joe drags MJF up and into the ring! Joe figures he can pay the finds once he has two champ checks! Cover, TWO!??!?! Joe is stunned!! Devil or not, MJF is not human!! Joe drags MJF up, and he says MJF better give up or else. MJF SPITS in Joe’s face! So Joe DECKS MJF!! Joe then drags MJF back to his feet, runs, and LARI- NO, MJF slips through, reels Joe in, and manages a POWERBOMB?!?! Cover, TWO!!!!

The fans are electric as both men are down! “This is Awesome!” as Joe and MJF stir! Joe sits up, as does MJF. They stand, and Joe CHOPS! Joe runs, but MJF ROCKS him with a forearm! Joe CHOPS, but MJF seethes to forearm! They go shot for shot, MJF SUPERKICKS! Joe ROCKS MJF! And again, and again, and again! Joe runs one more time, but MJF gets around to a SLEEPER! But Joe gets around, to a COQUINA! MJF grabs at the ref, and then LOW BLOW MULE KICKS in the distraction!! Fans fire up as MJF gets away from Joe. MJF then gets his Dynamite Diamond Ring out! MJF gives it a kiss and puts it on the pinkie!

MJF runs in, but Joe puts the ref in the way! The ref sees the diamond ring and confiscates it! Then Joe LOW BLOWS MJF!! Joe puts MJF up top, tuck shim in, MUSCLE BUSTER!!!! Cover, TWO?!?!?! HOW?!?!? Joe can’t even explain it!! The fans are volcanic as Joe drags MJF back up, into a SLEEPER!! MJF flails, reaches out, but Joe is leaning on him! The hand falls once! But wait! Here comes Adam Cole!! Cole coaches MJF on but the hand falls twice! Cole pounds the mat, fans rally up even harder, and MJF comes back to life!! MJF fights up and again Joe can’t explain it! MJF stands to BITE the arm!!

Joe lets go, MJF victory rolls! TWO!! MJF hurries to have a SLEEPER of his own!! Joe fights up, and he RAMS MJF into a corner! The ref had to bail out to avoid the impact! Cole distracts Joe on the apron, MJF undoes some wrist tape, and MJF CHOKES Joe with the wrist tape garrote!!! MJF hides it inside the sleeper!! The ref revives, MJF has Joe in body scissors!! The ref checks, Joe is OUT! MJF wins!!

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

MJF hides the evidence in his armpit, but then it falls out as the ref raises his hand in victory! MJF keeps the ref distracted and Cole takes care of truly hiding the evidence. MJF and Cole hug to celebrate, Cole had MJF’s back in the end. But Joe knows it, and he shoves Cole! MJF gets in the way to keep this from getting worse. Joe snarls, but he offers a handshake? MJF is wary, he knows all the tricks in the book, but fans want to see it. MJF takes the handshake, and there is now respect instead of a grudge. Will the One True King of Wrestling Television have to settle for defending his one crown?

As for the brochachos, they stand together with all their belts! The medics still check with MJF, that neck has to be killing him. With both the AEW World Championship and the ROH World Tag Team Championship around his waist, how long can MJF keep this up?

My Thoughts:

An awesome Dynamite for Grand Slam 2023, with the right balance of action and talking. A little surprised they didn’t open with the International Championship, but the Winner Takes All match was a great choice all the same. The right choice was made here with Eddie winning the ROH World Championship. Claudio doesn’t have to worry about going to ROH tapings when he only did so rarely, and Eddie can go back and forth between ROH and NJPW Strong, just as I’ve been saying since this match was teased. Then speaking of the International Championship, it was awesome stuff, but clearly, there was something along the lines of a concussion there with Moxley. Fenix wasn’t supposed to win, but winning the title given the injury makes sense. And hopefully Moxley is alright.

Jericho VS Sammy was great, and it was very surprising that Jericho won clean. But in the end, that’s because Sammy was gonna turn on him and join Don Callis! I like that Daniel Garcia’s part in this story is to now be the one member of the former JAS that left Jericho behind, who might now return to his side. Garcia VS Guevara is going to be great stuff, and at least there’s now more than two people in the Don Callis Family. Still waiting on Kota Ibushi responding to Don & Konosuke claiming they’re gonna end his career.

Really good promo from Christian Cage & Luchasaurus, but uh, isn’t having a TNT Championship match on Collision after the Rampage tag match a little too soon? Though, given Christian is only making such a match so he and Luchasaurus can beat down Darby and one of them still has the title is definitely more TV programming than PPV programming. Then maybe Darby gets a proper title rematch at WrestleDream to add another hometown wrestler to the card. The ROH World Six Man Tag Championships being the Rampage main event is great for the building story of Swerve VS Hangman, and might actually give Mogul Embassy a chance to retain.

Great title match from Saraya VS Storm, with great character work and references back to the previous matches. But as such, of course Ruby helps Saraya retain, and who knows where Storm goes from here. Good promo to set up the Tag Team Fatal 4 Way, but I still feel The Kingdom wins that to then challenge MJF & Cole. Great promo from The Kingdom with Roddy and Cole, and how that tied into Cole not being around for most of MJF VS Joe. Good promos from MJF and Joe, too, and we got a PPV worthy title match. MJF has now reached that Eddie Guerrero level where he can cheat and do Heel things but is still Face because the fans love him. As such, MJF wins, and it is great to see Joe show him respect.

Joe will still have plenty to do with his ROH TV title, and now I think AEW really commits to how Roddy & The Kingdom will get in between MJF & Cole, take those tag titles, and then MJF VS Cole Round 3 happens at like Full Gear to settle things once and for all.

My Score: 9/10

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