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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (9/1/23)

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Who wins here to go All Out on Sunday?

MJF & Adam Cole will defend their ROH World Tag Team Championships at All Out, against the team that wins tonight’s massive battle royal!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Battle Royal: The Dark Order wins and will challenge MJF & Adam Cole for the titles at All Out.
  • El Hijo del Vikingo & Nick Wayne VS Kip Sabian & Gringo Loco w/ Penelope Ford; Vikingo & Wayne win.
  • Hangman Page VS Bryan Keith; Hangman wins.
  • Skye Blue & Willow Nightingale VS Anna Jay & Taya Valkyrie; Skye & Willow win.

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ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Battle Royal!

The Righteous, The Outrunners, The Wingmen, the Gates of Agony, The Dark Order, The Butcher & The Blade, Acton Andretti & Darius Martin, Best Friends, The Hardy Boyz & Aussie Open all want after the NEW ROH World Tag Team Champions, MJF & Adam Cole, but only one team can go to All Out on Sunday! Who wins those golden tickets to open Rampage?

The bell rings and teams flood the ring! They start brawling with whoever is in front of them, and that leads to the Gates of Agony isolating Ryan Nemeth while Peter Avalon fights off Action. The Dark Order is after Darius, the Outrunners brawl with Butcher & Blade, and The Righteous go after Best Friends. The Outrunners TOSS Blade up and out, but Blade holds onto the ropes! The Outrunners spin around and pose, but Blade skins the cat, and Butcher CLOBBERS both Outrunners! Butcher TOSSES Turbo to Blade’s KICK, and the Gates have Truth! The Butcher & Blade double clothesline Turbo up and out to ELIMINATE him!

Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona OPEN THE GATES on Truth Magnum! Then they stands him back up to TOSS him out and ELIMINATE him! No more Outrunners! Butcher & Blade brawl with Liona & Kaun! Matt Hardy stomps Vincent and Jeff Hardy plays defense. Liona HEADBUTTS Blade, Kaun stomps Butcher, and Nemeth rains fists down on Trent! Aussie Open stayed on the outside, and they drag Action out to THROW him into railing! Then they do the same to Kaun! Nana freaks out as Kaun is THROWN into railing! Nemeth takes his shirt off, swivels his hips, but Chuck reels him in to TOSS him out and ELIMINATE him!

Avalon goes after Chuck, goes after Trent, but Chuck brings him down to feed him SOLE FOOD! Matt gets Avalon for a TWIST OF FATE! Jeff hits a TWIST OF FATE, too! Aussie Open give Darius and Action a SPINEBUSTER SANDWICH! Chuck TOSSES Avalon out to ELIMINATE him, no more Wingmen! Then Best Friends HUG the Hardys! You GOT to give the people what they want, but the Hardys push Best Friends away! Matt says to “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Chuck & Trent HUG! DELETE! HUG! DELETE! HUG! Repeat. All the other teams get annoyed and they all CLOBBER Best Friends & Hardys at the same time!

Fans boo as things spill out of the ring, and Dark Order sends Chuck into steel steps! The Wingmen get some payback on Trent! They CLUB away, then THROW him into railing! Darius and Action get back in the ring to go after The Righteous! Kaun brawls Kyle Fletcher, Davis CLUBS Jeff Hardy. Kaun TOSSES Kyle but Kyle holds on! Davis TOSSES Kaun and ELIMINATES him! Fans fire up as Davis then fireman’s carries Action! Liona UPPERCUTS Blade, runs in, but Blade dumps him out! Liona sits on the apron, Nana prays he stays up, and Liona HEADBUTTS Blade! Liona DUMPS Blade out to ELIMINATE him!

Liona CLUBS Fletcher, Fletcher swings but Liona counter punches! Blade anchors Liona! Fletcher DROPKICKS Liona down to ELIMINATE him, no more Gates of Agony! Nana is in despair as this battle royal rages on without his guys, and Rampage goes picture in picture!

Butcher fights off The Righteous, Aussie Open mugs Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy, John Silver fights off Action & Darius. Hardy throws hands on Davis, but Fletcher CLUBS Matt down! Trent drags Reynolds out to RAM him into railing, payback for just earlier! Butcher stomps Dutch, HEADBUTTS Vinnie, Silver ROCKS Action while the Hardys throw hands with Aussie Open. Matt gives Fletcher the “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” buckle bumps while Dutch UPPERCUTS Mark Davis! Fletcher is dazed, Vincent ROCKS Darius and CLUBS Butcher. Matt waits on Fletcher, Fletcher staggers up, but Fletcher denies the Twist with a whip!

Fletcher runs in to forearm smash Matt in the corner! Darius dumps Reynolds out while Chuck ROCKS Silver! Rampage returns to single picture and Butcher storms up to CHOP Vinnie! And ROCK Dutch! Chuck and Matt work together to mug Silver, but Silver holds ropes to resist the toss. Butcher ELBOWS Dutch, Action dodges to FLYING CHUCK! Righteous work together for AUTUMN SUNSET! They TOSS Butcher out to ELIMINATE him, no more Superbad Squad! Vinnie brawls with Matt Hardy, Dutch ROCKS Action! Matt backs Vinnie down, but Dutch CLUBS Matt! Matt ROCKS Dutch, runs at Vinnie, but into an elbow!

Matt drops down, but Jeff uses him for POETRY IN MOTION! Vinnie goes up and out and to the floor, Jeff ELIMINATES him! Fans fire up but Dutch ROCKS Matt! And UPPERCUTS! Jeff kicks Dutch but Dutch DECKS Jeff! Matt kicks Dutch, but no Twist! Dutch puts Matt on the apron! They fight, Vinnie YANKS Matt down to ELIMINATE him! Reynolds TOSSES Jeff out to ELIMINATE him, no more Hardy Boys!! Fans boo, Dutch TOSSES Darius, but Darius holds on! Darius DUMPS Dutch, they’re on the apron! Action HANDSPRING KICKS Dutch, Darius ENZIGURIS, Dutch falls, Top Flight MKII ELIMINATES him!

Fans fire up but then Aussie Open goes after Action & Darius! They double whip Action, he holds ropes and BOOTS Davis! Action dodges Fletcher, BOOTS Davis, but Fletcher puts him on the apron! Action GAMANGIRIS Fletcher, springboards up, but Fletcher catches him! Davis runs in and BLASTS Action to the floor, Aussie Open ELIMINATES Action! Crowns up for the United Empire while Trent goes after Reynolds. Chuck bumps Fletcher off buckles, Trent TOSSES Reynolds! Reynolds holds on, Silver fires off on Trent! Silver ROCKS Trent, Chuck whips Davis into Fletcher in the corner!

Reynolds storms up on Darius, he and Silver regroup to double whip. Darius BOOTS Silver, then TOSSES Reynolds out to ELIMINATE him! Reynolds clutches a leg, but Silver blocks Darius’ boot to TOSS him out, Silver ELIMINATES Darius, and therefore, no more Top Flight MKII! Fans fire up for the Meat Man but can he win it for The Dark Order all on his own? He’s up against a full Aussie Open and both Best Friends. Silver rushes Chuck but gets a SEXY CHUCKIE KNEE! Silver staggers but he dodges Chuck, and Fletcher SUPERKICKS The Kentucky Gentleman! Davis & Fletcher run in, CROSS BOMBER!

Aussie Open TOSSES Chuck to ELIMINATE him! Fans are torn, now Aussie Open is the only full team! Trent and Silver see that, and the fans rally up for “JOHNNY HUNGY!” Silver decides he’s better off with Aussie Open, they stare Trent down 3v1! Davis & Fletcher say okay, but then Silver drops back as Trent fights off Aussie Open! They still double wrench, and DOUBLE FOREARM Trent down! Silver adds the SUPERKICK! Fans boo but Silver flexes. Aussie Open drag Trent up, AUSSIE DENT- NO, Trent blocks the kick to send it into Davis! Then Trent whips, but Fletcher reverses! Trent goes out, but holds on!

Fletcher runs in, but Trent DUMPS him out to ELIMINATE him! Now we have one man for three different teams! And Silver takes advantage by grabbing Davis! Davis turns that around to TOSS Silver! Silver holds on! Trent runs in, Davis dodges so Trent DECKS Silver, but Reynolds is there to catch The Meat Man! Fans cheer as Reynolds sits Silver on the steps! Davis is roaring, he runs in at Trent, but Trent gets around to HALF ‘N’ HALF SUPLEX! Trent fires up, fans are with him, and he brings Davis up. Davis fireman’s carries and puts Trent on the apron! Trent drags Davis over with a facelock!

Silver sneaks back in, just as Trent DUMPS Davis and ELIMINATES him! No more Aussie Open! But Silver BLASTS Trent off, and The Dark Order wins!!

Winners: The Dark Order (NEW #1 Contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Champions)

The new edge within the Dark Order is paying off, they found a way to win! Will they find a way to win on Sunday when they go All Out against MJF & Cole? Or will the brochachos prove they’re #BetterThanYouBaybay?

 

Aussie Open goes over to commentary?

Fletcher & Davis are upset, they start talking trash on Jericho over Ospreay beating him at All In. Jericho says he still whooped Ospreay pretty good, but then Fletcher starts shoving! Jericho shoves back, now he’s in a 2v1 scrum with Aussie Open! Fans fire up, cuz here comes Sammy Guevara! And Floyd the Baseball Bat! Le Sex Gods get Aussie Open to back off, but is this only going to get worse between these teams?

 

Mike Santana speaks.

Formerly just “Santana,” Mike sets up a chair to take a seat. “So to understand this story, I have to take you back to the very beginning of when I walked into this place.” Video footage reminds us of when he and Ortiz, wearing masks based on former presidents, shoved the Lucha Brothers off a ladder! “Four months after making my debut here, my dad passed away. And that caused a whirlwind that was determined to knock me off my feet. And guess what? It pretty much did. It caused a closet full of skeletons I kept locked up in the trenches of my mind to burst wide open. Everything that I worked hard to eliminate and get rid of and run from, it came crashing right in front of me.

“Fast-forward two and a half years later. Through anger and discontent and unhappiness, every negative word that you can imagine, I stepped foot into the dreaded Blood & Guts match, on June 29th, 2022. And on that day, my career came to a screeching halt.” Footage of that match points out when Santana went down with a leg injury. Everything Santana dedicated his life to was taken from him. Everything he has been through has produced the man that sits before you today. “Come take a walk on this journey with me. I got a story to tell.”

 

El Hijo del Vikingo & Nick Wayne VS Kip Sabian & Gringo Loco w/ Penelope Ford!

The AAA Mega Champion returns, and he’s teaming up with the young man who helped Darby Allin & Sting win the Tag Team Coffin Match, even though he almost got mauled by Luchasaurus. Will these wrestling prodigies make a prodigious combination? Or will Kip help The Crazy White Boy learn what it is to be Superbad?

The teams sort out and Vikingo starts with Gringo. Fans rally up, the two circle and then go face to face. Gringo shoves Vikingo, then gets around him to SLAM him down and flip him over! Vikingo kips up, handsprings through the hip toss, then trips Gringo! Gringo headscissors but Vikingo handsprings through! Gringo throws Vikingo again but Vikingo arm-drags in return! Both men stand, run in, and Gringo arm-drags! They go again, Vikingo dodges to mule kick! Vikingo runs, Gringo pops him up, but Vikingo stands on Gringo’s shoulders! Vikingo drops to RANA, but Gringo handsprings through! Chicago his thunderous for this display of lucha libre!

Kip even applauds, but things get going again! Vikingo BOOTS Gringo’s clothesline away to mule kick a leg! Tag to Nick and they DOUBLE BASEMENT DROPKICK! Gringo tags in Kip and fans rally as Kip walks up to Nick. Kip nods and offers a handshake, but then kicks low and whips! Nick ducks ‘n’ dodges and RANAS! Fans fire up as Nick then UPPERCUTS Kip down! Nick handsprings up and Kip tags Gringo. Gringo swings, misses, and Nick RAMS into Gringo. Nick runs but Penelope stands on the apron! The ref reprimands, Penelope says she needs help with her top, but this allows Kip to trip Vikingo off the apron!

Gringo CLUBS Nick on the back, whips him out of the ring, and Kip is there to PENALTY KICK! Kip then ARABIAN PRESSES Nick down! Fans fire up and Kip says, “Who’s the daddy now?” Kip drags Nick up to put him in and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Gringo drags Nick to center and covers, TWO! Gringo brings Nick around, tags in Kip, and they mug Nick. Kip ROCKS Nick, has him in a corner, and whips him corner to corner. Kip runs in, Nick dodges and rolls Kip up! TWO, and Kip kicks low! Kip drags Nick back up, reels him in, and Kip suplexes, but Nick fights it to a cradle! TWO!! Kip escapes, swings, and he CLOBBERS Nick again! Kip drags Nick up, tags in Gringo, and they mug Nick again. Gringo whips Nick to ropes, trophy lifts him, and then THRWOS him down! Cover, TWO!! Nick is still in this, but Gringo keeps on him. Tag to Kip and they mug Nick again.

Kip stomps a mudhole into Nick, the ref counts, and Kip backs off. Kip drags Nick up, tags Gringo back in, and they mug Nick a little more. Kip puts Nick up top, Gringo climbs up to join him, SUPER SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!! Nick survives and Gringo is shocked! Gringo tags Kip, and Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns and Kip covers Nick, TWO! Nick is still in this after enduring all commercial break, but Kip puts him in the corner. Kip sits Nick down, taunts Vikingo, then runs in to CANNONBALL! Tag to Gringo, they drag Nick into the drop zone and Gringo goes up top. Fans fire up as Gringo MOONSAULTS onto Nick’s knees! Nick saves himself and hurries for his corner! Kip runs in to grab Nick’s feet but Nick BOOTS him away! Hot tag to Vikingo! Vikingo springboards over Gringo to MISSILE DROPKICK Kip! Vikingo then dodges Gringo, comes back and tilt-o-whirl arm-drags! Then he SCREW HIGH KICKS Kip!

Fans fire up and Vikingo dodges Gringo again. Gringo is stuck in ropes, Vikingo ENZIGURIS him down! Then he goes to the far corner, tightrope walks to SPRINGBOARD MISSILE DROPKICK Gringo in the ropes!! Cover, Kip breaks it in time! Nick runs back in to CROSSBODY Kip and himself up and out! Vikingo puts Gringo up top, ENZIGURIS again, then climbs in from the outside. They go to the very top rope, for Vikingo to SUPER POISON-RANA!!! Fans are thunderous again and Vikingo aims again. Kip runs in to KNEE Vikingo down! Fans boo but Nick runs in to UPPERCUT Gringo!

Kip runs in, Nick BOOTS him! Kip swings on Vikingo but misses, and both Vikingo and Nick go corner to corner! Vikingo METEORAS Gringo, Nick goes up and up for WAYNE’S WORLD on Kip! Vikingo climbs up the corner, Nick builds speed, and Nick DIVES onto Kip! Fans fire up as Vikingo aims at Gringo, 630 SENTON!! Cover, Vikingo & Nick win!

Winners: El Hijo del Vikingo & Nick Wayne, by pinfall

A huge win for these young stars, will these two truly be the future of pro-wrestling around the world?

 

It’s an all new edition of QTV.

But speaking of, Harley Cameron asks Aaron Solo where QT Marshall even is right now. No idea, QT didn’t turn his Read Receipts on. Johnny TV is here, lounging right behind them. And Johnny’s in charge while QT’s away defending that AAA Latin American Championship! Check out the footage. QT makes his entrance at a Progress Wrestling show in the UK, successfully hitting a piledriver and defending said title. And Johnny says this is the first time he’s been here, live and in person, on the QTV set! “And we all know how much Tony Khan loves first-time-evers.”

So what scoops does the team have for Johnny? Solo says at All In, Wembley Stadium, in front of over 80 THOUSAND people, Sammy Guevara finally got his big “push.” He gives Harley a playful push, and she says she heard Daniel Garcia stole his dance moves from Brittney Spears. Oh, those ones? Johnny says no, guys, they need dirtier dirt! Like sludge, mud, the good stuff! Stuff like this! Johnny flings his drink, Solo ducks, and Harley gets covered in coffee! Now that Johnny’s in charge, there’s gonna be big changes around here! Harley says Johnny’s good. And with their help, Johnny could be the best! What moves will JTV make while QT’s away?

 

Hangman Page VS Bryan Keith!

The Anxious Millennial Cowboy and his team ended up on the losing end at All In, but he hopes to rebound with a Rampage! However, “The Bounty Hunter” has said he’s been on a rampage of his own. And he’s here for “a whole lotta Cowboy Sh*t!” Will he be able to wrangle one of The Elite? Or will this be one bounty he doesn’t collect?

The bell rings and fans rally for the “COWBOY SH*T!” but Bryan shows off as he whirls his poncho away. Hangman nods, the two step to each other, and fans fire up. Hangman and Bryan square up, tie up, and Bryan puts Hangman on the ropes. The ref counts, Bryan lets off, but then he CHOPS! Hangman snarls, Bryan swings but misses and Hangman headlocks. Bryan powers out, Hangman whips him away then hurdles. Bryan rolls over but Hangman kips up to BOOT! Bryan ends up in a corner and fans fire up with Hangman. Hangman runs in to ELBOW Bryan! Hangman then CHOPS Bryan in return!

Bryan staggers away but Hangman is on him with a bump off buckles. And then another CHOP! Hangman whips Bryan corner to corner, runs in, but Bryan elbows him back! Bryan runs in, into a LARIAT! Hangman goes up the corner to revel in the cheers, and he goes back for Bryan. The fans continue to chant for “COWBOY SH*T!” and Hangman eggs Bryan on. Bryan fires off body shots and forearms, but Hangman ROCKS him in return! Hangman whips, Bryan reverses to clinch and EXPLODER! Fans fire up as Bryan sits up, huffin’ ‘n’ puffin’! Bryan runs in to LARIAT! Hangman wobbles but Bryan runs to LARIAT again!

Hangman is still standing but Bryan runs, only for Hangman to scoop! FALL AWAY SLAM! Hangman kips up and fans fire up! Hangman goes to the apron, he pulls off the elbow pad, then teases where he’ll send it. But Bryan BOOTS Hangman first! Bryan runs but Hangman goes up and over the slide! Bryan avoids the moonsault! Bryan blocks the boot, has Hangman stuck in the ropes, and GAMANGIRIS! Hangman wobbles, Bryan runs, but into the BUCKSHOT!! Cover, Hangman wins!

Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall

Bryan got all the #CowboyShid, but he could not withstand it! Will Hangman get himself going again in the singles ranks? Perhaps even the Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Tournament?

 

Backstage interview with Daniel Garcia, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker.

Renee Paquette is with the former Jericho Appreciation Society members, and brings up their Trios match on Collision, where they will be challenging The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn for the AEW World Trios Championships. What is the plan heading into a match of this magnitude? Parker says the plan is simple: the last year and a half, these three have taken a backseat to make sure Chris Jericho was successful. But here’s a question for everyone else: “What do we have to show for it? We got a big, heapin’, steamin’, stinkin’ pile of NOTHIN’!” Menard repeats “NOTHIN’!”

On the biggest show of pro-wrestling history, the three of them were sitting at home! NO MORE! Time these three got back to doing what they do best! And Garcia says what they do best is returning home. These three as one, that’s home. This is how they started, this is how they’ll finish. Garcia is thinking that maybe they were better off without those leather pants. Maybe they were better off with trunks, and better off being professional w- Menard has Garcia hold on there. None of that matters! Jericho? Doesn’t matter! All In? All Out? DOESN’T MATTER! The only thing that matters is that Saturday Night Collision, these three right here are going to the Promised Land! How d’ya like that!?

Garcia does his dance and Parker says Renee should dance along. Take a look! But whether they’re pro-wrestlers or sports… enner-tay-ners… Will Garcia, Menard & Parker be champions after Saturday?

 

Renee Paquette has a sit-down interview with Roderick Strong.

She thanks him for taking this time, and wants to get right to it. She would love to know what Roddy’s thoughts and motivations were, when in the main event of AEW All In London, Wembley Stadium- Roddy says all that is between him and Adam Cole. Oh, okay. But this still affects a lot of other people, like- Roddy repeats that this is between him and Adam. Adam knows what he’s done. And what does that mean? “It means that Adam knows what he did, and if you don’t know what that is, I can’t help you.”

Renee understands Roddy is in a tough spot right now but she doesn’t appreciate him wanting this time only to say nothing. Well Roddy doesn’t appreciate that Renee is sitting here questioning him like he’s on trial! Roddy will tell his own story on his own time, his own way. Roddy sighs, and says no, this is done. He takes his mic off, tells Renee to ask Adam questions about this, since she’s so~ concerned. Roddy leaves with Matt Taven & Mike Bennett, where will this issue with their former friend end?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

Ricky Starks mentioned a bigger strap for next time, so he wants a STRAP MATCH at All Out! And against Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat?! After what he did to the living legend last time, he really thinks this is going to go his way? Plus: the AEW World Trios Championships, Acclaimed & Billy VS Garcia, Menard & Parker; Dax Harwood VS Jay White 1v1 before the big 8 Man Tag at All Out; and The Outcasts see if they can still work together against Kris Statlander, Britt Baker & Hikaru Shida!

 

Mark Henry surmises the main event.

“Four of AEW’s finest take to the ring in this first-time-ever tag match, Skye Blue & Willow Nightingale VS Anna Jay & Taya Valkyrie.” La Wera Loca is ready to serve up an L, and the Star of the Show says she’ll make it all about her. Chicago’s own says this is her time, and the Babe with the Power says she always brings her big smile, her big hair, and her big fight! “It looks like there’s been enough talk. It’s TIME for the main event!” With all four women wanting title opportunities of their own, who will move into prime position this close to All Out?

Skye Blue & Willow Nightingale VS Anna Jay & Taya Valkyrie!

The teams sort out and Willow starts against Anna. They circle, tie up, and Anna slips around to SLAP Willow on the back. Anna taunts Willow but Willow whips. Anna reverses but Willow KICKS her back, then CHOPS her back! Anna scrambles away to tag in Taya. Taya shows off the new neon gold hair color, runs in at Willow, but Willow wrenches her around to reel her in, but Taya fights the suplex! Willow fights the suplex, cradles, TWO! They both stand but Taya ROCKS Willow! Taya reels Willow in, but Willow suplexes first! Fans fire up and Willow fires up. Willow runs in to back body block, and tag to Skye!

Fans fire up as Willow sends Sky in, handspring forearm smash! Then double snapmare and DOUBLE BUZZSAWS! Cover, TWO! Skye keeps on Taya and drags her over to tag in Willow. They mug Taya, then Willow fireman’s carries. Taya fights free, shoves Willow away and distracts the ref so that Anna can get a cheap shot in! That only angers Willow, but Anna avoids the haymaker to ROCK Willow! Taya runs up, BACKSTABBER! Willow writhes to ropes while Taya soaks up the heat. Fans are torn as Rampage goes picture in picture.

Taya stands on Willow at the ropes, the ref counts, and Taya steps away. Taya puts Willow in the corner, bumps her off buckles, then tags in Anna. They stomp away on Willow, then Anna digs her boots in! The ref counts, Anna steps off, and she puts Willow on ropes to CHOKE her anyway! Taya shimmies and shakes while she soaks up the heat, and the ref counts at Anna. Anna lets off at 4, then brings Willow around to throw her down by her hair! Cover, TWO! Anna wags her finger at Skye, and SMACKS Willow off the mat. Anna drags Willow up, bumps her off buckles, and she tags Taya back in.

They both dig their boots in, but the ref counts. Taya lets off to argue with the ref and Anna gets another cheap shot in! Willow swings on Anna but Anna just gets away, and Taya KICKS Willow down. Taya CHOKES Willow now, the ref counts, and Taya lets off. Taya drags Willow from ropes, covers, TWO! Willow is showing her toughness but Taya pushes her around. Taya drags Willow from ropes to then have the legs. Taya stomps the legs, then does a Jeff Hardy style LEG SPLITTING LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Taya CLUBS away on Willow, looms over her, and brings her back over. Tag to Anna and Anna ROCKS Willow!

Tag back to Taya, Anna CHOKES Willow while Taya taunts Skye. Anna then whips Taya in to ELBOW Willow! Anna runs in to LEG LARIAT! Taya says kiss this, then runs in to METEORA Willow! Cover, TWO! Taya & Anna grow frustrated but Taya clamps onto Willow with a motorcycle stretch. Willow endures, fans rally, and Willow fights up! Willow throws body shots, but Anna is creeping around the outside! Willow gets free, dodges Taya, but Anna YANKS Skye down from the apron! Taya then CLOBBERS Willow and fires off hands! Taya pushes Willow around, pie faces her, but Willow throws body shots!

Taya SLAPS Willow, Willow throws forearms, so Taya gives those back! Rampage returns to single picture as the two go back and forth with forearms! Fans rally up, Willow blocks and ROCKS Taya, to then block and ROCK her again! Taya blocks and ROCKS in return! Willow ducks the roundhouse but not the HEEL KCIK! But Willow ENZIGURIS! Both women are down and fans fire up! They crawl to their corners, hot tags to Anna and Skye! Skye fires off forearms on Anna and fans fire up with her! Anna pushes Skye, swings, but Skye gets around to KNEE SMASH and SHOTGUN! Anna staggers to ropes, Skye runs in, SHINING WIZARD!

Skye snapmares, Anna blocks the superkick but not the BASEMENT ROUNDHOUSE! Fans fire up with Skye and she runs in corner to corner, but Anna dodges! Anna runs in, Skye slips to the apron to ROCK Anna! Skye climbs up to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Skye growls and she drags Anna up. Anna fights the full nelson, wrenches and- NO, Skye blocks the hook kick to KNEE Anna down! Cover, Taya breaks it! Willow storms in and picks Taya up, SPINEBUSTER! Anna clinches Willow, COMPLETE SHOT! Skye SUPERKICKS Anna! Taya SPEARS Skye! Taya roars, but Willow breaks through to POUNCE! PERIOD!!

Fans fire up again as Willow runs in, but into a BOOT! Taya goes up, Willow CLUBS her first! And again, and again! Willow Electric Chair Lifts Taya, Skye goes up, but Anna SHOVES Skye down! Taya slips down to chicken wing Willow! Anna gets in, SUPERKICK for Willow! Taya then pushes Willow down to drag Skye up. They taunt Chicago about what’s gonna happen to their hometown girl! Taya chicken wings Skye, Anna aims, but Skye moves! The SUPERKICK hits Taya!! Fans fire up as Anna freaks out! Skye SUPERKICKS Anna! And then runs to hop on, CODE BLUE! Cover, Skye & Willow win!

Winners: Skye Blue & Willow Nightingale, by pinfall

But Taya CLOBBERS Skye! She’s a sore loser, that’s for sure! Willow runs Taya off, then helps Skye sit up. La Wera Loca shouts that Chicago sucks, but will she have another run in with Chicago’s own in the future? Will Skye & Willow shine with gold soon enough?


My Thoughts:

A really good Rampage here, especially as a go-home to All Out. The tag team battle royal opening was a fine choice, as AEW always does a good job writing these. I did not think it’d be The Dark Order winning out, but when it came down to it, I figured Aussie Open wasn’t winning because it’d make their loss at All In mean even less than it already does. Still feels like a missed opportunity for The Kingdom to challenge MJF & Cole, adding to the story of Cole and his many friendships, but after Roddy’s passive aggressive promo here tonight, maybe he and The Kingdom screw MJF & Cole out of those ROH Tag titles.

What an interesting move having Aussie Open going after Jericho on commentary. It’s not like Ospreay lost at All In, they should just leave Jericho alone. But the confrontation escalated, now we’re probably getting Le Sex Gods VS Aussie Open on Dynamite as part of Jericho’s story with Sammy. And really good promo from former JAS members ahead of their Trios title match. But if Moxley wasn’t a Heel, I would’ve said Garcia should be careful dancing like that at Moxley’s wife, Renee, or the BCC would be coming after them. I did like Garcia wanting to say he’s a pro-wrestler but getting cut off, maybe they spark that story up again soon.

Great filler tag of Vikingo & Nick Wayne VS Gringo & Kip, though I wonder if it was supposed to be Darby & Nick as a tune-up for All Out. It’s been reported, and the commentary even partly confirmed, that Darby’s back feels real bad after All In. Though, duh, he did a Coffin Drop right onto the lid of a “solid iron casket,” which given that it dented was probably more aluminum or some other slightly lesser metal. But still, doing the many falls Darby’s done, I’m surprised he hasn’t felt beat up before this. Hopefully he or someone close to him helps him realize to do less of those nasty “missed Coffin Drop” spots so he can keep going.

Also good filler singles match of Hangman VS The Bounty Hunter. Bryan seems to be in good shape, he has a handle on this character, maybe we see more of him in the near future. And really good tag match in the main event with Skye & Willow naturally winning given Skye’s the hometown hero and AEW actually likes hometown heroes winning. Taya going after Skye after could lead to a 1v1 feud of their own, and there are still lots of possibilities when it comes to the AEW Women’s World and AEW TBS Championships. Willow as the 2023 Queen of Harts, I’d love for her to step up to Saraya should Shida detour into a feud with Britt. And Skye has beef with Ruby Soho, so if Ruby takes the TBS title off Kris, Skye could move right up as a challenger to Ruby.

My Score: 8.7/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (6/15/24)

Happy Anniversary, Collision!

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Time sure flies when you’re having fun!

AEW Collision turns one year old tonight, and to “celebrate,” Thunder Rosa and Deonna Purrazzo battle under NO DISQUALIFICATIONS! What won’t these two do to settle the score?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 8 Man Tag: The Blackpool Combat Club VS Rocky Romero, Lio Rush & TMDK; The BCC wins.
  • No Disqualifications: Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo; Deonna wins.
  • Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Dalton Castle; Hechicero wins.
  • TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Lee Moriarty VS Dante Martin; Dante wins and advances to Forbidden Door.
  • Kyle O’Reilly VS Anthony Henry; Kyle wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS The House of Black; The House wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Christian Cage speaks.

“Welcome to Collision. Welcome to the one year anniversary of Collision. That’s right, it’s been 365 days since I singlehandedly put this show on the map when I won the TNT Championship int he very first episode, and went on a run with the TNT Championship that will never, ever be seen again. Now in the spirit of Christian Cage’s Collision, tonight, I guarantee you will see why AEW is where the best wrestle. And in the spirit of usual unpredictability, on the eve of the most important holiday of the year, Father’s Day, I guarantee you, Christian Cage’s Collision is going to end up being… very special.” Just what does The Patriarch have in mind for “his” show?

 

8 Man Tag: The Blackpool Combat Club VS Rocky Romero, Lio Rush & TMDK!

Jon Moxley is still IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, Wheeler Yuta is still ROH Pure Champion, and both Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli are still bad, bad men! The BCC is looking to still be the baddest group around, but will they be rolling on towards Forbidden Door? Or will Azucar, The Bad Child and the NEW Undisputed NJPW Tag Team Champions prove they’re just a little bit badder?

The teams sort out and The American Dragon starts against Lio. The fans rally for “B C C! B C C!” as Bryan and Lio circle. They feel things out, Lio ducks the roundhouse but Bryan blocks a kick! Bryan gets a SLEEPER, but Lio slips under to waistlock. Bryan switches, shoves, but Lio redirects! Bryan gets under the heel kick and the fans fire up for the standoff! Lio and Bryan reset, feel things out again, and knuckle lock. Bryan kicks low, brings Lio around to UPPERCUT, then UPPERCUTS again. Bryan whips, Lio reverses to then go up and RANA! Bryan gets up, but Lio runs to wheelbarrow. Bryan powers Lio to the corner, Yuta tags in!

The fans fire up for Yuta but Lio dodges to whip. Yuta whips, Lio reverses, Yuta goes up and over. Lio handsprings under ot kick and ENZIGIRI! Lio brings Yuta over, tag to Rocky, but Yuta gets loose. Rocky and Yuta trade forearms, the fans fire up, and then the CHOPS fly! CHOP after CHOP after CHOP and the fans fire up more! Yuta fires a flurry of forearms, then whips. Rocky slides under, kicks, Yuta ducks the enzigiri but not the HEEL KICK! Yuta rewinds to get around and GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Yuta floats to a facelock, tags Claudio, and the fans cheer as the Swiss Superman kicks low.

Claudio brings Rocky around to CHOP! Claudio whips, Rocky ducks ‘n’ dodges to jump up and RANA! Tag to Mikey Nicholls but Shane Haste jumps in, too! Shane BLASTS the BCC corner while Mikey whips Claudio to a corner. Mikey runs in to clothesline! Feed to Shane’s UPPERCUT and snapmare, then Mikey SLIDING LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Mikey keeps on Claudio and tags Shane. TMDK double whip but Claudio crisscrosses them! Then he runs to DOUBLE BULLDOG! The fans fire up with Claudio and he tags Bryan. Bryan goes up, Shane stands, into the MISSILE DROPKICK! The fans fire up with Bryan as Shane tumbles to a corner!

Bryan runs in to DROPKICK! Bryan keeps going but Shane FLYING ELBOWS! Shane storms around, goes after Bryan, but Bryan drags him into the LEBELL LCOK! Shanes’ team runs in but BCC intercepts! Moxley & Yuta TOSS out Mikey and Lio, but Claudio has Rocky in a COBRA TWIST! Shane endures, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets go while The BCC keeps beating on Mikey, Lio & Rocky! Moxley makes Rocky sit on the railing, Claudio BOOTS him down! Bryan KICKS Shane again and again, “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan winds up to BUZZ_ NO, Shane ducks to shove Bryan! Mikey trips Bryan, Shane basement dropkicks!

Mikey spins Bryan around to UPPERCUT! The ref reprimands, The BCC storms up, and Collision goes picture in picture.

The ref has everyone back off, but Rocky gets cheap shots on Bryan! The ref reprimands, Rocky backs off, and Shane drags Bryan in to stomp him down. Shane drags Bryan up, cravats, then tags in Lio. They mug Bryan, and Lio fires off at the ropes! Tag to Rocky, he adds on with KICKS! Rocky stomps Bryan down, tags Mikey, and they mug Bryan some. Mikey then CHOKES Bryan on the ropes! The ref counts, Mikey lets off, and Bryan sputters as he reaches out. Mikey drags Bryan up to tag in Rocky, and the mugging continues! The ref has to keep The BCC back and that lets the whole team beat up on Bryan!

Rocky taunts Yuta, goes back to Bryan, and brings Bryan around to snapmare. Rocky clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Bryan down. Bryan endures, fights up, but Rocky becomes a backpack! Bryan still reaches out, steps forward, but Rocky lets go to whip Bryan to a corner! Collision returns to single picture, Rocky runs up to clothesline! Rocky keeps going, TWO-EVER! Then THREE-EVER! Rocky hoists Bryan up top, climbs up after him, and goes to the very top. Rocky swivels them hips, but Bryan grabs Rocky for a SUPER ATOMIC DROP! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Rocky and Bryan crawl, hot tag to Shane and he BLASTS BCC!

Shane whips Bryan to a corner runs up, but Bryan dodges, hot tag to Claudio! Claudio BLASTS Lio, UPPERCUTRS Mikey, then UPPERCUTS Shane! Claudio fires off fast hands at the ropes, the ref backs him up, but Claudio jukes to UPPERCUT! The fans fire up, Claudio whips, and he back drops Shane hard! Claudio just keeps going, he UPPERCUTS Rocky on the outside! Claudio brings a chair around the way, sets it up, and then uses it to LAUNCH into Mikey! Claudio then returns to the ring, runs up and DOUBLE STOMPS Shane! The fans fire up and Claudio gets the legs! But Mikey gets in to LARIAT Claudio down!

The fans boo but Yuta DROPKICKS Mikey! Mikey tumbles out, Yuta DIVES onto him, but is THROWN into railing! Shane fireman’s carries Claudio, but Moxley’s in to CUTTER! Moxley shouts to Claudio and Claudio rises up! The fans are thunderous for the hot tag! Moxley gives Mikey a CUTTER! Moxley then runs in to clothesline at the corner! Moxley whips corner to corner, for another clothesline! Moxley goes up to rain down fists! The fans count along as fast as they can, Moxley goes right to TEN, then he reels Mikey in! Stalling PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! But Moxley clamps on with the SLEEPER!

Mikey fights up, pries free and elbows Moxley. Moxley BOOTS back! Mikey rebounds, Moxley dodges, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Lio tags in and he goes up! FINAL HOUR!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley’s not done yet and Lio is shocked! Lio says no, now it’s time! Lio goes up top again, for another FINAL- NO, Moxley moves and Lio rolls through! Moxley BOOTS Lio down! Then Moxley underhooks, for PARADIGM- NO, Lio slips out! TMDK is in, URENAGE BOMB!! Bryan runs in, but into the scoop! Bryan slips free, shoves Mikey into Shane, then BUSAIKU KNEE! Shane DROPKICSK Bryan!

Yuta gives Shane an OLYMPIC SLAM! Rocky hits SLICED BREAD! Claudio SPINEBUSTERS for the GIANT SWING! Azucar goes around and around and around, and the fans count to TEN, but Claudio just picks up speed! Claudio TOSSES Rocky at 15! Lio leaps on for a SLEEPER! Claudio powers Lio around to TOSS into the DEATH RIDER!! Cover, BCC wins!

Winners: Blackpool Combat Club, by pinfall

The BCC defend homefield in AEW, and we’re just two weeks away from Forbidden Door! Moxley then gets the mic to say, “Tetsuya Naito of NJPW is a survivor, but The Forbidden Door is the final conflict. This is it. This is your last chance. I’m not coming to beat you,  Naito. I’m not coming to defend the IWGP Championship. I’m coming to Forbidden Door to put an end to Tetsuya Naito once and for all! Naito, I’m coning to Forbidden Door to finish you, to finish your career, to put you in a pine box, to put you in the ground, and to BURY your ass once and for all!!” A powerful ultimatum with still two weeks to go, will the Maniac also be the man that retires Naito?

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

Youngstown, Ohio, please welcome The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn! The fans fire up as Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass make their way to the ring. Schiavone lets Caster have the mic, and he says usually the Acclaimed comes out here with a rap, some punchlines, but tonight, if you didn’t see, but the “love” EVPs, the Young F’s…! Well, those guys issued a $5 THOUSAND FINE on them for disparaging company executives!? There was a tweet about it! Seems these EVPs are outta touch with the fans! Youngstown confirms!

Caster says the fans don’t want a couple of women’s business suit wearing a-holes! They want Platinum Max roasting everyone! They want Bowens & Billy hitting the scissor fingers, and you bet they want The Acclaimed to become the NEW AEW World Tag team Champions! And if Bowens was The Bucks, he wouldn’t focus the pettiness on raps and tweets, but on the fact that they will be face to face with The Acclaimed for the first time in four years. And this isn’t the same team they faced before in 2020. They are not an upstart! They have the same exact accolades as The Bucks do! Scissor King, Platinum Max, FORMER AEW World Tag Team Champions, FORMER AEW World Trios Champions, the WINNINGEST team in the history of AEW!!

And all they have to get the titles back is beat The Bucks twice. So do your worst! FINE them, but all they want is to get those titles back, get this company back, and prove that EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! In fact, forget fines! Take those fines, stick ’em up your virgin asses, because everyone here is gonna kick it old school for you! YO! YO! YO! LISTEN~! But then someone says NOOOO~! And it’s Brandon Cutler! He tells The Acclaimed to listen! This one year anniversary of Collision is to be a night of praise for the EVPs! They’ve carried this show since day one! But these limp noodles use their public platform to disparage!

So if they want a fine? FINE! Here’s a $10 THOUSAND fine! Then it’ll be $15- Christopher Daniels comes out here to stop Cutler. The Acclaimed had Daniels’ back, so here’s some good news. Tony Khan has REVERSED the fines, they get their money back! And Cutler, we don’t need to hear any more from you. But Cutler shows his clipboard to Daniels. Daniels SMACKS Cutler with the clipboard! Then DECKS him with his fist! Daniels TOSSES Cutler in for The Acclaimed to handle! They trip him up, hold him open, and Bowens goes up to say, SCISSOR ME TIMBERS~! Cutler crawls away in shame, but will The Bucks make sure The Acclaimed pay for that on Wednesday?

 

No Disqualifications: Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo!

La Mera Mera tried to be an ally to The Virtuosa against their common enemy, but the only thing they had in common was that they wanted to be the one to take down Toni Storm. That made them into enemies, and it has escalated to this! With nothing holding these two back, who stops at nothing to make sure the other regrets ever showing up in AEW?

Deonna doesn’t wait, she attacks while Rosa’s on the corner! The bell rings and Deonna puts Rosa in the Tree of Woe. Deonna runs in, but Rosa sits up! Deonna slides out of the ring, and Rosa CROSSBODIES down onto her! Rosa fires off hands, then POSTS Deonna! The fans rally behind Rosa and she CHOPS Deonna against the apron. Rosa SMACKS Deonna off the steel steps, then off them again, and then again! Rosa stands on Deonna, Deonna pushes her away, and Rosa starts bringing out stuff from under the ring! A chain, a trash can, and the lid! Rosa SMACKS Deonna with the lid! And then pushes the lid into Deonna with a boot!

The fans want tables but Rosa runs up first. Deonna dodges, Rosa dropkicks the steps! Deonna drags Rosa up, puts an arm between steps and post, then BOOTS the steps! Rosa falls back, clutching the elbow! Deonna snarls, goes looking under the ring, and she brings out a kendo stick! Deonna throws that all the way over the ring, but she gets some chairs. Deonna wedges a chair in a corner, then gets Rosa up. Rosa reverses the whip but Deonna stops herself! Deonna kicks and whips, but Rosa stops. Rosa ELBOWS Deonna, fireman’s carries, then DEATH VALLEY DRIVERS! Cover, TWO! Deonna stays in this but Rosa goes looking for more!

Rosa brings out a TABLE! Youngstown cheers as Rosa gets that big thing up, only for Deonna to DROPKICK it into her! The fans boo but Deonna soaks up the heat, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Deonna drags the table up for herself, and she puts that in the ring. Deonna drags Rosa up, wrenches, then kicks Rosa. Deonna hammerlocks an arm before she POSTS Rosa! And then she hammerlocks and POSTS Rosa again! Rosa clutches the side of her face, but there’s no blood, yet. Deonna gets Rosa in the ring, then drags her over to snapmare by the table. Deonna steps over Rosa to trap the arms, then turns her over so she can dribble Rosa’s head onto the wood! Deonna lets off and Rosa flops over. Cover, TWO! Rosa is tougher than that but Deonna keeps her cool as Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and the two fight over a chair. Deonna JAMS Rosa up, takes a swing, but Rosa dodges! Rosa BOOTS the chair into Deonna! Then Rosa grabs the chair to JAM Deonna, and SMACK her on the back! And SMACK her again! Rosa brings Deonna around, fireman’s carries, and SAMOAN DROPS her on the folded table! Cover, TWO! Deonna is still in this but Rosa drags her around to put in a corner. Rosa hoists Deonna up top, goes up after her, but Deonna fights with body shots! Rosa CLUBS Deonna in return, but Deonna slips under! Rosa rains down fists, so Deonna YANKS her into the buckle! CHEEKY NANDOS!

Rosa falls into the Tree of Woe, Deonna runs up and this time, she RAMS into Rosa! Rosa falls out of the Tree, Deonna covers, TWO!! Rosa survives that Spear of Woe or whatever you’d call it, and the fans rally up. Deonna drags Rosa up, slashes her throat, and then Gotch lifts, but Rosa fights that! Rosa wrenches out to FULL METAL DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives hitting steel but Rosa won’t let up. Rosa brings Deonna over to a corner, and puts the trash can around her! The fans cheer as Rosa stomps away on Deonna! Deonna sits down, Rosa grabs the table and she brings that around. The fans cheer as it’s finally set up!

Rosa SMACKS the can with the chain! Then Rosa finishes setting the table up, to use it as a ramp! FLYING SHOTGUN into the trash can!! The fans are thunderous for that unique use of a table, and then Rosa covers Deonna, TWO!?!? Deonna survives the savage innovation, but Rosa won’t give up just yet. Rosa completely stands the table up now, but Deonna has a chair! She slide sit at Rosa, the table falls over, but Rosa JAMS Deonna up with it! Rosa reels Deonna in, underhooks, but Deonna fights the package to wrench out! Deonna reels Rosa in, for a KNEELING PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!!! Rosa lives and Deonna is stunned!

Deonna clamps onto the arm, FUJIWARA! Rosa reaches out, but ends up in the VENUS DE MILO!!! Rosa reaches with her legs, but Deonna HAMMERS away on her head! Deonna rolls past Rosa to then look around on the outside. She LOW BLOWS a staff member!? Just to CLOBBER Rosa with his camera!!! Deonna shows no mercy to anyone, and she puts Rosa in the ropes! MOTORCYCLE STRETCH IN THE ROPES! Rosa’s out cold, Deonna wins!!

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by referee stoppage

That camera shot might as well have been a knockout! But Deonna still gets the win either way. Is Deonna going to move on from Rosa once and for all to then go after a title? Or will Rosa’s revenge not die with one loss?

 

Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Dalton Castle

Now this is a unique match-up! The Alchemist of Lucha is taking on The Peacock, and… wait are those The Outrunners being Castle’s substitute Boys? Well, uh, Turbo & Truth aside, will Castle be too hot to handle even for the man that summons fire? Or will Hechicero turn this Forbidden Door appetizer into sweet, sweet victory?

The bell rings and the fans fire up as these two get face to face. Hechi shoves Castle, Castle gets serious. They feel things out, tie up, and Hechi facelocks. Castle still powers Hechi to ropes, the ref calls the break, and the two let off clean. Castle gets fired up and eggs Hechi on. Hechi CHOPS, so Castle UPPERCUTS! They fire back and forth, CHOP for forearm, then Castle fires off a flurry! Castle runs, but HEchi follows to CROSSBODY! Hechi slips right into a SLEEPER at the ropes! Hechi shoves Castle away, goes up, and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Hechi kicks Castle around and eggs him on.

Hechi CLUBS away on Castle, runs, but Castle wrenches to LARIAT, KNEE, and DDT! The fans fire up as Castle gets a wild look in the eyes. Castle clamps on a half nelson, then CLUBS away on Hechi to get him up. Hechi fights with elbows of his own, but runs into an Alabama Lift! Castle spins, BANGAAA- NO, Hechi slips free, pops Castle up, and has the COBRA CLUTCH STRAITJACKET! Castle flails, pushes back to a cover, TWO! Hechi keeps the body scissors, wants the rear naked choke but Castle rolls. Hechi drags Castle up but Castle arm-drags free! Hechi BOOTS back, swings, but Castle blocks to ELBOW!

Castle snarls, runs, but Hechi follows to LARIAT in the corner! Hechi fires fast hands and a CHOP! Castle sits down, Kaun & Liona like what they see. Hechi powers up but runs into a clinch! EXPLODER! Castle and Hechi both rise, and the fans fire up with Castle! Hechi swings, but into another lift! Hechi sunset flips, TWO!! Castle just manages to escape, and he BOOTS Hechi! Hechi goes to a corner, Castle runs in but Hechi dodge! SHINING WIZARD! Hechi keeps going, LA MYSTICA LEG DROP! Cover, Hechi wins!

Winner: Hechicero, by pinfall

That was some in-ring magic for sure! The Gates of Agony celebrate with their new ally, will they and The Machine, Brian Cage, soon take over AEW and CMLL? But then Hechi beats up on Castle, puts him in a corner, and Liona HIP ATTACKS! Kaun METEORAS! The fans boo, but The Outrunners run in! Only to get CLOBBERED by The Gates… Hechi then feeds Castle to the Gates for the LARIAT SANDWICH! And they CLOSE- NO! Daniel Garcia hurries out here, with a chair! He and Daddy Magic have Castle’s back as they run off Hechi & The Gates! Will even The Alchemist of Lucha fear Red Death?

 

Backstage interview with Dante Martin.

Arkady Aura is with Angel Dorado, as well as his teammates, Darius Martin & Action Andretti. She brings up Dante facing Lee Moriarty in the TNT Championship qualifier. However, everyone else is banned from ringside. Dante says that’s fine, because Top Flight is about friendly competition. He remembers a time when Lee Moriarty was once about that. Darius asks if Dante is running. He’s not. Is he scared? He’s not. Because this is one of the best high-fliers today! High-flying and redeye-ing! Action promises that at Forbidden Door, Dante will be the NEW TNT Champion! But in steps Lio Rush. He says what’s up, long time no see. Good to see he has some new friends.

Not sure if any of them knew this or not, but Lio and Action go way back. That’s true. So as far as Darius, nice to finally meet you. Darius knows who Lio is, and won’t shake his hand. Okay, that’s fine. Just wanted to wish Dante luck tonight. Maybe see them around. Lio heads out, Action says yeah, great seeing him again. Top Flight heads out, but will Dante book him and the boys some golden tickets to Long Island? Or will #TAIGASTYLE make sure Shane Taylor Promotions takes over New York?

 

The Patriarchy is in the ring.

And “Mother” Shayna Wayne asks for everyone’s attention. They boo her? They boo a mother?! How dare you! Shayna demands they all get on their feet right now and pay respect to “the greatest father to ever live,” THEIR Patriarch, Christian Cage. And with that, Captain Charisma makes his way out here. Christian takes the mic and sits in the fancy chair they have for him. “Well, I didn’t exactly have ‘spending the most important holiday of the year’ in The Rust Belt, but here we are.” The fans boo but Christian says Youngstown needs to sit down and shut their mouths while he conducts his business.

Now, he’d be remised if he didn’t acknowledge what today is. Today is the anniversary of his son, Nick Wayne’s biological father passing away. Christian says that can affect a child many different ways. You might wonder why the universe can be so cool. But in a strange way, Nick’s father dying was the best thing that could’ve ever happened to him, because it led him to Christian Cage. The fans boo but Christian says this veiled picture must of course be a gift for him. Did Nick commission this? Nick even has a card! Christian opens it up, and it says Happy Father’s Day. A homemade card from the heart? Should he read it?

“To Dad, You are the greatest TNT Champion in history,m and I can only dream of having half your tlanet, but I will keep striving to prove my worth. Love, Nick.” How thoughtful, Christian appreciates that. And uh, can we unveil the portrait now? Of course! The curtain is taken away, and it’s a failry impressive painting. Did Luchasaurus do this himself? Wow. Then uh, this is… Okay. But Nick’s card is unbelievable! He’s a wordsmith! It’s popping off the paeg! Christian has never been prouder, he will cherish this forever. And uh, Killswitch- The fans chant “LUCHASAURUS!” but he says shut up, he’s Killswitch! Killswitch, why can’t you be more like Nick?

Luchasaurus storms off! The fans cheer but Christian says he wasn’t excused! Get back in line! Christian has something important to say and everyone will want to hear this. Luchasaurus reluctantly stands back by the chair, and Christian says that’s a good looking guy in the picture either way. Now, it is no secret that Double Or Nothing was a couple weeks ago. And Christian clearly fell short in his quest to become AEW World Champion. But what you might not realize is that there is alternate footage clearly showing his shoulder was up! The EVPs want to do the right thing and show this footage, but he politely asked not to show it.

This family does not make excuses here! They just roll up their sleeves and get back to work! Christian vows to one day be World Champion, and that path starts with winning the Trios Championships! That’s right! Christian’s gift to his “sons” is that they will hold titles together. The fans still chant for Luchasaurus but Christian tells them to shut up! Now yes, it is uncommon for the father to give a gift to his children on Father’s Day, but that is what a good father would do. He would give anything to make his children smile. Hey, even Tony Khan’s dad gave him millions upon millions of dollars to start this company!

But here’s the thing, Tony Khan, this very instant, Christian Cage says this is HIS company! He is the greatest, most talked about and influential star in this sport! He will win every accolade until he goes down as THE greatest in history! So Tony, Christian is your father now. They are The Patriarchy, the next Trios Champions, the Faces of TNT, now and forever! Captain Charisma has spoken, but will his declaration become reality?

 

The Bang Bang Gang speaks.

Juice Robinson says it is the one-year anniversary of Collision, and they are the Collision Cowboys, the men who built this brick by brick! Juice broke his back carrying this place! Colten says that as such, they hold a lot of gold. There are a lot of teams gunning for them, but they can’t handle the pressure. House of Black tonight, and now The Patriarchy wants a shot? Yeah, it’s Father’s Day, but you don’t get special privilege. Get in line! Austin adds that House of Black, they’re not sure what’s going on, maybe they’ve been in the dark too long, but open your eyes, dilate the pupils, and uh, notice that Jay White isn’t here.

Tonight is NOT for the titles, but tonight is about proving whether or not if you can hang with the OGs! And if you’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP!

 

TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Lee Moriarty VS Dante Martin!

As we heard from Dante, these two used to be friends, but ambition seems to have given #TAIGASTYLE a bit of a salty edge. Will Lee use that edge to clip Angel Dorado’s wings? Or will Dante prove that he not only does things the right way, but can win at the same time?

The bell rings, the fans rally as the two circle, and then Lee goes for a leg. Dante steps over, trips Lee, then speeds up. Lee drops, hurdles, but Dante stops to hurdle and drop. Lee handsprings, then shimmies and shakes. The fans cheer and the two reset. Dante and Lee feel things out, and the fans are behind Dante. Lee gives a testing kick, then the two knuckle lock. Lee wrenches, trips Dante, then GROUND DRAGON SCREWS! The fans are torn, but Lee drags Dante around by the leg< Dante kicks free, reaches up, and RANAS! The fans fire up, Dante speeds up, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then jumps to RANA again!

Lee flounders, Dante stays by ropes,. Lee runs up, Dante goes up and over! Lee tumbles out of the ring, Dante builds speed! Dante FLIES, but lands safe as Lee moves aside! Lee thinks he’s safe, but then Dante uses the corner to DROPKICK Lee down! Dante copies the shimmy and then drags Lee up. Dante CHOPS Lee against the railing! The fans fire up for that one, and Dante puts Lee in the ring. Dante then jumps right up to the apron, springboards, but Lee trips him up! Dante tumbles back down and Lee grins. Lee claps and the fans applaud, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Lee waits on Dante, and Dante slides back in. Lee stomps Dante at the ropes again and again and again! Dante writhes, Lee drags him up, then KNEES low. Lee fires m ore knees, then shoves Dante to RAM into him. Lee reels Dante in to HALF HATCH! Roll back and cover, TWO! Lee keeps on Dante with a hammerlock, then traps that arm to go after the other. Dante endures, even as Lee pushes on the arm. Lee twists the fingers and wrist to bend the arm, and then use it as a recliner! Dante endures as Lee gives a thumbs up. Lee then sits back up, to stomp the arm down! Dante writhes, Lee stomps him around, then Lee drags Dante up.

Lee fires more knees into Dante, shoves him, but Dante leaps up and over to sunset flip! TWO, and Lee ROCKS Dante with fast hands! Dante blocks a kick but not the KNEE! Dante sits down, Lee basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Lee is annoyed but he clamps onto the arm again. Dante endures, Lee bends the fingers and wrist, to JAM the fingers into the mat! Dante still endures, but Lee clamps on, chinbars, and pushes on the joint. The fans rally, Dante fights, but Lee throws knees to keep him down. Lee pulls on the chinbar but Dante powers up. Collision returns to single picture, and the fans rally as Dante pries free!

Dante arm-drags Lee away, Lee runs up, but Dante BOOTS him! ROLLING ELBOW! Dante ROCKS Lee again, whips, but the bad arm jams up! Lee whips Dante away, runs up, but Dante slips to the outside! Dante ROCKS Lee, springboards to go up and around, but Lee grabs a leg. Dante kicks him away, jumps again and CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Lee survives but Dante stays focused. The fans fire up with Dante as he rises, and Dante reels Lee in. Lee fights the half nelson, so Dante CLUBS away! Lee wrenches free of the waistlock, brings Dante to a knee, and he SNAPS the fingers! What a villain!

Lee gets Dante’s arms tired up, clinches, YOYO URENAGE! Into the BORDER CITY STRETCH!! Dante endures, reaches out, and he crawls with the one free arm! Lee kicks at that arm, but Dante uses a leg for the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer as Lee lets off, and then Lee brings Dante up! Lee suplexes into a SLAM, then covers, TWO!! Dante escapes that deep tuck and Lee is frustrated. Lee kicks at Dante while they’re both down, then Lee rises up. Lee aims, Dante rises, and Lee runs up, but Dante ducks the kick! JUMP KNEE! Lee wobbles, but he BOOTS back! Lee runs up, into a KNEE from Dante!

Dante goes up, METEORA! Lee is down and the fans fire up as Dante climbs a corner! MAMBA SPLASH!! Cover, Dante wins!

Winner: Dante Martin, by pinfall (advances to Forbidden Door)

And with that, the fourth spot is filled! Dante joins Mark Briscoe, Konosuke Takeshita & Jack Perry, but wait! Shane Taylor & Anthony Ogogo show up to mug Dante! The fans boo as STP are sore losers! BODY SHOT from Ogogo! But here come Darius & Action! They fight with STP but that’s 3v2! Shane DECKS Darius, Ogogo GERMAN SUPLEXES Action! URENAGE for Darius! The fans boo more but STP doesn’t care. Lio Rush hurries out here, he asks what this is all about. Shane dares Lio to bring his little ass in here! Lio does, and he slips under Shane to shove Ogogo into him! Then he schoolboys Ogogo to SPIN KICK!

Shane whips Lio but Lio stops himself at the ropes! Lio eggs Shane on, then DUMPS him out! Lee runs up but Lio TOSSES Him out, and HANDSPRING KICKS Lee into Shane! Lio stands tall with Top Flight, and refs hurry out to stop this from getting any wilder. Will Shane Taylor make sure Lio meets his final hour soon enough? As for Dante and Top Flight, they nod respect to Lio, but still no handshakes. Will Lio just have to give them all time to trust him?

 

Hikaru Shida speaks.

“I have been in AEW since day one. I am a three-time world champion. I am the longest reigning AEW Women’s World Champion. And I am officially entering the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. That tournament needs me. And Wembley Stadium needs me! And the Shining Samurai will go to Wembley Stadium to once again become Women’s Champion.” Will Shida shine all the way through the Summer to then go All In on an incredible fourth Women’s World Championship reign?

 

Kyle O’Reilly VS Anthony Henry!

The Violent Artist has been trying to do things on his own, but even now, Roderick Strong & The Kingdom tag along. They’re on commentary for this match, and BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite! It will be an “All-Star 8 Man” as Roderick Strong joins forces with Kyle Fletcher, Konosuke Takeshita and Zack Sabre Jr. VS Kyle O’Reilly, Orange Cassidy, Dante Martin & Mark Briscoe. Will the Savior of the Backbreaker still be able to support his “friend” here tonight knowing that now? Or will Roddy find himself rooting for the other guy?

The bell rings and the two circle. They feel things out, and tie up. Henry powers Kyle back but Kyle turns that around. They go around and around, Kyle waistlocks but Henry switches. Kyle switches and drags Henry down Henry blocks one kick but has to duck the other! The fans cheer as Henry backs off, and the two reset. Kyle and Henry feel things out, knuckle lock, and go shoulder to shoulder. They go around, Henry throws Kyle down but Kyle has the leg guard up. Kyle kicks one knuckle lock apart to trip Henry up. Henry uses a leg guard now, but Kyle stands. Henry uses body scissors to climb up and go for the arm!

Kyle moves around, back drops and ARMBAR! Henry scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Kyle lets go, KICKS at Henry, then wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! This relentless Kyle is the kind Roddy likes. Kyle wrenches, whips, but Henry holds ropes! Kyle KICKS the leg, then hooks it. Henry turns that around to RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Henry traps Kyle’s head to NECK TWIST! Henry holds on, grabs an arm, then gives some kicks. Kyle just gets mad! The fans rally for Kyle and Roddy also coaches Kyle. Kyle stands, Henry KICKS, but Kyle ROCKS Henry. They fire off forearms, henry fires a strike fest!

Kyle blocks a kick, gives a strike fest in return, then SWEEPS the legs! The fans fire up as Henry flounders to a corner. Kyle runs up to forearm SMASH! Then wrench and ELOBW BREAKER, to a KNEE, to a suplex and FALCON ARROW into the ARMBAR! Henry TAPS, Kyle wins!

Winner: Kyle O’Reilly, by submission

Roddy says that’s because of his presence! Roddy says Kyle is clearly missing something, or someone, to help him get that edge. Will Kyle show Roddy plenty of that “edge” this Wednesday?

 

Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS The House of Black!

We heard from Rock Hard Juice Robinson, Fully Cocked Colten, and… Austin earlier tonight, but now is time to put up or shut up! Malakai, Brody & Buddy have been World Trios Champions before, but will they get one step closer to becoming Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Champions? Or will the House fold when facing the Collision Cowboys in their house?

The trios sort out, but then they all step to each other. The fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” but we get Juice and The Dark Father. Juice and Malakai circle, then tie up. Malakai headlocks, Juice powers out but Malakai runs him over! Cover, ONE and Juice arm-drags! Malakai headscissors, Juice kips free, but Malakai avoids the arm-drag to sit down. The fans fire up, so Juice lifts a leg a la dogs. Malakai stands up to KICK Juice down! Juice scrambles away, Austin tags in. Austin is all fired up, but then Brody tags in! Austin turns around and tags Colten! Colten says that’s fine, he can bark it up. Brody swings, Colten bobs ‘n’ weaves and ROCKS-

Er, well, no, Brody doesn’t seem too bothered. Brody runs Colten over, he runs Austin over, then runs them both over! The Gunns stagger up, Brody runs up to DOUBLE LRIAT them out! Juice runs in but Brody TOSSES him out onto The Gunns! The fans fire up as The House stands together, they all build speed, but the Bang Bang Gang gets in to say BANG! So the House DECKS them all! The House tosses everyone out and the brawl is on as Collision goes picture in picture!

Brody is after Juice, Malakai TOSSES Austin, and Buddy CHOPS Colten. Malakai BOOTS Austin into the crowd! Brody sits Juice in a corner to CHOP! Malakai joins in to mug Juice, and Buddy KNEES Colten. Brody brings Juice around to whip hard into railing! Austin returns but Malakai KNEES him down. Brody CLUBS Austin, the fans fire up, and Brody CHOPS Austin. Buddy brings Colten over to join in, and he UPPERCUTS Colten into a seat. Brody herds Austin and Juice that way, the Bang Bang Gang all take seats, and Malakai KICKS away on them all! The fans hoot and bark with Brody as he runs in, to TRIPLE CROSSBODY!

The fans cheer and high-five Brody as The Bang Bang Gang all slumps down. Brody drags Colten up to put him in, and then stalks Colten to his empty corner. Brody grins at Colten’s fear, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns again and Buddy tags Malakai. They mug Colten, then Malakai wrenches to tag Buddy. Buddy climbs up to DOUBLE STOMP Colten’s arm! Buddy taunts Austin, goes back to Colten and wrenches. Tag to Malakai and he KNEES the arm! Malakai wrenches but Colten throws him down by his hair! Tag to Austin and Austin stomps away on Malakai! The ref counts, Austin lets off, but Malakai BOOTS him! Austin runs up to CLOBBER Malakai! Austin throws hands, then tags in Colten. They whip Malakai, to BODY SHOT, KNEE LIFT, and DROPKICK! Juice tags in to SENTON! Cover, TWO!

Juice stands on Malakai, the Gunns YANK Buddy & Brody down! Juice whips Malakai hard into the corner! Juice stomps away on Malakai, argues with the ref, then drags Malakai back up. Juice snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Malakai is still in this and Juice is frustrated. Juice stands Malakai up to bump him off buckles, then he tags Austin in. They mug Malakai, Austin asks “Who’s the Ass Boy now?” “YOU!!” Austin frowns, then fires hands on Malakai. Tag to Colten, he stomps away on Malakai. The ref counts, Colten ROCKS Malakai but the fans rally up. Juice tags in, he stomps at Malakai, then eggs him on.

Juice HEADBUTTS, but Malakai ROCKS Juice, DECKS the Gunns, then fires off on Juice! Juice blocks a kick, to LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Malakai is still in this and Juice is upset with the ref’s count! Juice clamps onto Malakai for a chinlock but Malakai endures. Malakai fights up as the fans rally, and Malakai KICKS the bad leg! Juice THROAT CHOPS back! Malakai falls into a corner, Juice goes corner to corner, CANNONBALL only gets buckles! Malakai crawls, as does Juice, hot tag to Colten! He CLOBBERS Malakai, then whips him away. Colten runs up, but only gets buckles! Austin tags in, grabs Malakai’s foot, but Malakai BOOTS him into Colten!

Hot tag to Buddy! The fans fire up as the Aussie Juggernaut fires off strikes and a BOOT to Austin! POP-UP KNEE for Colten! Austin runs up, into a tilt-o-whirl and LAWN DART into Colten! Buddy reels Austin in for the JACKHAMMER! Cover, Juice breaks it! The fans boo but Juice hurries to BLAST Brody! Juice goes back to Buddy to whip, but Buddy lands safe on the apron! Buddy GAMANGIRIS Juice, bumps him off buckles, then BOOTS him away! Buddy goes up, Juice staggers around, into the METEORA! Cover, TWO! Buddy’s bad knee is bothering him, but he hobbles up to tag in Brody. Brody storms in and the fans fire up as we go picture in picture again.

Buddy has medics check his knee, he may have taken himself out when he hit Juice. Brody does his best to focus on the match, and he puts Austin in a corner. Buddy is in some serious pain, though. Brody runs up to CLOBBER Austin in the corner! Brody hoots and barks and gets the fans back into this. Brody roars, runs, but Colten saves his brother! The Bang Bang Gang regroups on the outside, the medics are still checking on Buddy but it isn’t looking good. This is basically 3v2 now. Juice & The Gunns strategize, knowing they have the advantage now. The ref has Bang Bang Gang settle down a minute while Buddy is helped to the back.

The fans applaud as Buddy is doing his best to walk on the good leg, and Collision returns to single picture. But the Gunns jump on Brody, they and Juice mug him, and Malakai tries to help but is sent back out! The fans chant “YOU SUCK!” but the Bang Bang Gang doesn’t care! Tag to Colten and he stomps away on Brody. The ref counts, Colten tags Austin back in, and now Austin stomps Brody. Tag to Juice, he gets some stomps in! The fans still taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” but Juice blows boogers onto Brody! Then Juice CANNONBALLS! Direct hit and Juice covers, TWO! Brody stays in this and the fans fire up!

Austin tags in, then he tags Colten. The Gunns get Brody up, whip him to ropes, but Brody denies the 3:10 with a LARIAT! And another LARIAT! Juice runs up, but into a BOSS MAN SLAM! Brody is down and the fans fire up! Brody crawls, the fans hoot and bark, hot tag to Malakai! Malakai breaks through Colten’s lariat to BOOT Austin! Malakai dodges Colten, DECKS Austin, then ELBOWS Colten! A strike fest and a LEG SEWEP for Austin! SLIDING KNEE! The fans fire up, but Juice takes the QUEBRADA for Colten! Malakai still ROUNDHOUSES Colten and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!!

Malakai snarls and the fans fire up! Colten rises, distracts the ref with talk of injury, and Juice grabs a leg! Malakai kicks Juice away, but Colten runs up, FLYING FOREARM! Cover, TWO!! Colten’s shot doesn’t finish this but he tags to Austin. The Gunns get Malakai up, double whip, 3:10- NO, Malakai BOOTS Colten, BOOTS Austin, but Juice HOTSHOTS! FAMOUSER from Austin! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives and Austin is stunned! The Gunns reload, call their shot, and they coordinate with Juice! Juice goes up, but Brody is back! The Gunns dodge him, 3:10 TO YUMA!!! But they have to get Malakai down!

Austin turns Malakai, Juice finally aims, but PAC is here?! The Bastard spooks Juice, trips him up, then flips off Austin! Austin swings on Pac, but turns around into THE END!!! Cover, The House wins!!

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

The Bastard told The Bang Bang Gang that he was not going to let what they did to Death Triangle slide! The House still gets the win, even with Buddy going down with a bad knee. But then The Patriarchy has to come in via the tron to ruin all the fun. Christian Cage says congratulations to The House. Congratulations on becoming the #1 contenders to the World Trios Championships. The only problem is, they’re not a trio anymore. The Patriarchy reveals they took out Buddy!! The Patriarchy leaves Buddy down and out, right as Malakai & Brody rush to the back! Will Christian Cage stoop to new lows just so he and his “sons” can rise up the ranks?


My Thoughts:

A great Collision for the anniversary episode, and I appreciate it was more rock, less talk. The only real talky stuff was everything Christian Cage did, but even that wasn’t so bad because he didn’t take forever getting to the point. He takes credit for all the good Collision content, heavily favors Nick Wayne over Killswitchasaurus, and then tries to hide his failure at Double Or Nothing by going for the trios titles, which he can totally just use Nick and Luchasaurus to win for him when the time comes. Really good promo from Bang Bang Gang in response, and great main event between Bang Bang Gang and House of Black.

If Buddy isn’t actually hurt, he was doing amazing acting tonight. And with how Christian “attacked” Buddy, it seems the story is the same either way: The House will need a new third man to challenge Jay White & The Gunns. Pac showed up to stick it to the Bang Bang Gang, so maybe The Bastard becomes an honorary member of The House of Black just to take the titles. And honestly, what better feud than Christian “Greatest Father Ever” Cage and “The Bastard” Pac, with how “bastard” also has the old definition of “a fatherless child.” And honestly, when is Luchasaurus going to break away from Christian? Should happen during the trios title match.

Really good 8 Man Tag, but I should’ve figured BCC would win, and that Moxley would again tell Naito that he’s done after Forbidden Door. It’s the same thing he’s been saying all week since Dominion last Sunday, he’ll probably keep saying it for those who weren’t paying attention, and I am starting to think that’s just because he’s going to lose in Long Island so Naito can have finish his last run with the world title. And good integration as Lio says hey to Dante before Dante has his match with Lee. Great win for Dante, and I figured he would because you need a true high-flyer in a ladder match. Lio helping fight off Shane Taylor Promotions is also interesting, can’t wait to see which way this splits. Could someone be leaving Top Flight to join STP?

Kyle VS Henry was a strange filler-not-filler, because at least we got the news of an 8 Man Tag happening for Dynamite. It’ll be a great match, with some Forbidden Door build involved as Cassidy will be facing Zack Sabre Jr. and now we’ll be seeing Mark Briscoe, Dante Martin, and Konosuke Takeshita in the ladder match. With that, feels like one of the Kyles takes a loss. Either Roddy purposefully costs O’Reilly or accidentally costs Fletcher. I’m thinking the former so that Roddy can insist O’Reilly still needs him to be relevant. Then they can take that feud through the Summer, maybe even into the Men’s Owen Hart Cup.

Really good promo from Shida, and she’ll be a great part of the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Probably won’t win it, though, with the potential story of Mariah May challenging Toni Storm, or with Willow looking to go back-to-back. Very good match from Hechicero VS Dalton Castle, and it was a rather clever move that The Outrunners were the pseudo-boys that failed to save Castle while Garcia & Menard succeeded. Add Angelo Parker to that and you’ve got an 8 Man Tag right there of Garcia, Menard, Parker & Castle VS Hechicero & The Cage of Agony. Very good No DQ match from Deonna VS Rosa, but as I said earlier in the week, I figured Deonna would win. She’s a Heel, the current champions are Faces, she will make a good challenger to maybe the TBS Championship for All In.

And a great promo from The Acclaimed to call out The Bucks for their continued abuses of power. Cutler being the scrub that takes beatings on behalf of The EVPs is a pretty silly recurring gag, but Daniels getting in on the fun was good stuff. The Acclaimed surely do find a way to win the Title Eliminator in order to force a title match that The Bucks probably cheat to win. This probably still leads to Acclaimed helping Swerve for Blood & Guts, as I sensed on Wednesday.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (6/14/24)

Toni Storm is on a Rampage!

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The Leading Lady “rehearses” for The Forbidden Door.

The AEW Women’s World Champion knows Mina Shirakawa wants her spotlight, but Toni Storm must first test her mettle against “Titanium” Alex Windsor!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Toni Storm w/ Mariah May & Luther VS Alex Windsor; Storm wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Cage of Agony VS Solomon Tupu, Jay Marston & Kevin Gutierrez; The Cage of Agony wins.
  • Rocky Romero VS Shota Umino; Shota wins.
  • Satnam Singh w/ Sonjay Dutt & Jay Lethal VS Rosario Grillo; Satnam wins.
  • PAC VS Jay Lethal w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh; Pac wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Toni Storm w/ Mariah May & Luther VS Alex Windsor!

The Leading Lady knows her beloved, budding protege’s past partner is coming for her prized possession, but she is looking to send a message tonight. Will Mina Shirakawa hear that message loud and clear? Or will Titanium Alex be nobody’s tune-up?

Speaking of, Alex doesn’t even wait for the bell, she goes after Toni the moment she’s in a corner! The fans boo but the bell rings and the ref reprimands. Alex fires off haymakers on Storm, then bumps her off buckles. Windsor soaks up the heat, whips Storm back in, then runs up to CHOP! Windsor soaks up more heat, then runs back in, but into a THESZ PRESS! Storm rains down fast hands, then fires up! The fans are with her and Storm gives Windsor a point-blank HIP ATTACK! And then another! And then another! Storm winds up, the fans fire up, and BOOM, another hip attack! Windsor tumbles out while the fans cheer.

Storm runs side to side to HIP ATTACK Windsor off the apron! Storm calls Mariah over, nuzzles her, then goes after Windsor. Storm CLUBS Windsor, drags her up, then reels her in. Windsor fights the suplex, throws body shots, and then swings, but Storm DECKS her first! Storm goes to the ring but Windsor gets her for a wheelbarrow! Windsor SMASHES Storm off the apron! Windsor KICKS Storm, gets her back up, and hits an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Storm flounders, Mariah is concerned but Windsor gets in her way. Windsor CLUBS Storm, HAMMERS away, then soaks up the heat. Windsor slides into the ring and Mariah checks on Storm.

Windsor taunts Storm, then goes back out to fetch her. But now Luther stands in Windsor’s way to keep her from getting at Mariah. Windsor drags Storm up, whips her, and POSTS her! Storm staggers around, Windsor runs up to CLUB her again, then throws body shots! Windsor CLUBS Storm, soaks up more heat, but Storm RAMS Windsor into barriers! The fans fire up as Storm rolls into the ring. The fans rally as Windsor drags Storm to a corner, to SLAM the legs into the post! And again! And again! And again! The ref reprimands, but Windsor YANKS Storm out to CLUB her down. Windsor rolls into the ring while fans rally behind Storm.

Luther & Mariah check on Storm, but Windsor goes out again. Luther says to stay back, but Windsor SHOVES Luther into Mariah, which sends Mariah into Storm! The fans boo but Windsor stomps away on Storm, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Windsor drags Storm up and ROCKS her with a forearm! Storm sputters and staggers around the way, but Windsor stalks after her. Windsor has Storm against barriers to CLAW the eyes! Windsor puts Storm in the ring, drags her to a cover, TWO! Storm is tougher than that, and Mariah scowls at Windsor. Windsor fires forearms on Storm, ROCKS her, then whips Storm to ropes to run her over! Cover, TWO! Windsor grows frustrated but she drags Storm up for a cravat. Storm endures the neck wrench, but Windsor throws in knee after knee!  Storm throws body shots but Windsor whips her to a corner.

Windsor runs in but Storm dodges! Rampage returns to single picture as Storm blocks boots, puts Windsor in ropes and hits a DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Windsor writhes, Storm goes to the far end, and the fans fire up for the close up! Storm runs in to SWEET HIP MUSIC! And then the fisherman SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Not quite perfect but Storm storms around. She drags Windsor up and reels her in, but Windsor wrenches out to HEADBUTT! Storm HEADBUTTS back! Storm runs, but Windsor clothesline at ropes! And again! And then a RIGHT ANGLE SLAM! Cover, TWO! Storm survives and the fans rally up!

Windsor drags Storm up but Storm drags her into a cradle! TWO, SHINING WINDSOR! Cover, TWO!! The fans rally for Storm again but Windsor snarls. Windsor storms up on Storm, drags her up, short arm- NO, Storm dodges the lariat, runs, and smothers the pop-up to STORM ZERO!! Cover, Storm wins!

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall

Storm breaks through Iron Will Windsor, and revels in the praise of her adoring public. She also holds Mariah close, but will she still have both once she passes through The Forbidden Door? Or will the Fighting Gravure Idol steal more than just the spotlight?

 

Backstage interview with Harley Cameron.

Arkady Aura is with The Outcasts’ crazier component, and says she’s a bit surprised to see Harley without Saraya, considering the big win last week. Yeah, yeah, who cares? Saraya is not here as a form of protest! All these women are all declaring for the Women’s Owen Hart Tournament. Oh~, declaring~! What are we? Royal subjects? Oh, a royal decree from the king! Or maybe we’re more old Southern women, “Oh, I do declare!” The only one who should be declaring anything is Saraya. Because the winner gets a world title shot at All In. And who was it that won last year at Wembley Stadium? Saraya! What a declaration!

And with that said, Saraya’s done it before, and she will do it again. And now Harley declares this interview over, goodbye. Then from Harley’s mouth to the world’s ears, will Saraya make sure she is the one crowned the 2024 Queen of Harts before crowning herself champion once again?

 

AEW hears from Thunder Rosa and Deonna Purrazzo.

La Mera Mera tells “Deonna, you might’ve been a little bit busy, but there were some flashing news. Saturday is the one-year anniversary of Collision. And as a tradition, Thunder Rosa always likes to pick a fight. And who else than you?” But The Virtuosa asks back, what does Rosa not understand here? Rosa’s selfishness has forced Deonna to embrace her own. But La Mera Mera isn’t owed anything. From where Deonna comes from, those who want respect must show respect. And those who refuse get respect beaten into them. Saturday Night Collision, Rosa VS Deonna, NO DISQUALIFICATIONS! And Deonna asks what Rosa thinks happens when her head collides with a chair.

Rosa says nothing will stop her from showing Deonna the real respect of a warrior. No disqualifications, no problems. Happy Anniversary, Collision! But who will celebrate by standing over the other’s battered body?

 

Six Man Tag: The Cage of Agony VS Solomon Tupu, Jay Marston & Kevin Gutierrez!

Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona have broken away from Swerve’s House to do things their way. So far, so good, for them. But will their opponents wish it’d been another three sent into The Cage of Agony?

The trios sort out, Tupu starts against Kaun, and the two circle. Liona distracts Tupu and Kaun DROPKICKS Tupu into the corner! Kaun CHOPS, then fires off forearms! The ref counts, Kaun bumps Tupu off buckles to then fire off more forearms. Kaun CHOPS, the ref has him back off, and Kaun runs in. Tupu goes up and over, keeps moving, and Gutierrez tags in. Kaun CLOBBERS Tupu but Gutierrez kicks low! Gutierrez whips but Kaun reverses. Gutierrez ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Liona sneaks a tag. Gutierrez hurdles but turns around into a BOOT! Liona CLOBBERS Gutierrez! Liona looms over Gutierrez, drags him up, then BODY SHOTS!

Liona BODY SHOTS again, and again! Gutierrez falls, but Liona drags him up again, to LARIAT! The fans rally as Liona drags Gutierrez over and tags in The Machine. Gutierrez fires haymakers on Liona, but they do nothing! Liona SPINEBUSTERS Gutierrez! Cage smirks, Marston tags in, and Marston ducks ‘n’ dodges, but runs into a BIG back drop! Cage drags Marston up, reels him in, puts one out, an d gives Marston a POWERBOMB! Cage then tags to Kaun, Liona steps in with him. Tupu runs in, dodges The Gates, but Cage SUPERKICKS him! Then the Gates get Tupu up to CLOSE THE GATES!

Cage drags Marston over, and the trio TRIPLE SLAMS him! Kaun covers, The Cage of Agony wins!

Winners: The Cage of Agony, by pinfall

This dangerous trio is only more dangerous now that they’re the ones in charge! Will they be right on the heels of the Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Champions?

 

Rocky Romero VS Shota Umino!

It’s another Forbidden Door appetizer as Azucar “welcomes” The Roughneck back to AEW! #SHOOTER has learned a lot from Jon Moxley over the past four years, will he show all those lessons have paid off? Or will Rocky make it clear Shota’s still got a lot to learn?

The bell rings and the two shake hands to show there’s sportsmanship here. The fans cheer, the two tie up, and Shota wrenches to a wristlock. Rocky rolls, slips around, facelocks and cravats. Shota swim moves to wrench and wrangle Rocky to the mat. Rocky stands, Shota wrenches and wristlocks, but Rocky pulls hair. The ref reprimands, but Rocky wrenches through to an IRON OCTOPUS! Shota endures, powers out and throws Rocky down. Shota has the toehold, then digs a knee into the knee. Rocky turns over, stands up, clinches, and they end up on ropes. The ref counts, Rocky slowly lets off, and then CHOPS!

Shota just stares Rocky down! The fans fire up, and Shota winds up to CHOPS! Rocky staggers and sputters, Shota fires forearms! Shota spins, Rocky ducks the elbow, but runs into a scoop and DROP! Then a basement dropkick! The fans cheer and Shota does a dance similar to Mercedes Mone’s! Shota stomps Rocky around, CLUBS him, then stalks him to ropes. Shota CLUBS Rocky again, but Rocky grits his teeth. Shota ROCKS Rocky against ropes, then has him in a corner. Shota stomps and UPPERCUTS, then he stalks Rocky. Shota stomps Rocky, UPPERCUTS again, then whips to ropes. Rocky holds ropes to BOOT back!

Shota runs up but Rocky DUMPS Shota out! Rocky builds speed and DIVES! Shota’s head hits the desk and the ref checks him out while Rampage goes picture in picture.

It seems Shota is okay so the ref goes back to the ring. Rocky stands, fires up, and gives us some Latino Heat. Rocky puts Shota in the ring, drops a knee into the back, then stomps Shota before dropping a knee on the chest! Cover, TWO! Shota toughs it out but Rocky drags him up. Rocky KICKS the bad arm, wrenches it, then hits an ELBOW BREAKER! Shota goes to ropes, Rocky puts him through ropes, to KICK again! Rocky goes up a corner, gives some more Latino Heat, then MISSILE DROPKICKS! Shota flounders, Rocky covers, TWO! Rocky argues the count but the count was fair, so Rocky clamps onto Shota with a cobra clutch!

Rocky thrashes Shota around but Shota endures. Shota fights up, throws elbows, but Rocky CLUBS him on the back. Rocky TOSSES Shota out, then aims from the apron! CROSSBODY, but Shota catches him! Shota pops Rocky up but Rocky slips free, so Shota SHOTGUNS him down! Both men are on the floor on the outside and the fans rally up. Shota rises up, fetches Rocky, and puts him in the ring. But Rocky DROPKICKS Shota back! Shota is down in the corner and Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns and Rocky clotheslines Shota in a corner! Rocky keeps going, and clotheslines again! Then he keeps going, but Shota DROPKICKS him down! The fans fire up and Shota pounds the mat. The fans rally behind Shota and he aims at Rocky at the ropes. Slingshot, APRON DDT! The fans fire up again as Rocky flops to the floor! Shota puts Rocky in, then goes up a corner. Shota aims as Rocky flounders, MISSILE DROPKICK! Shota hurries to clinch, EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Rocky survives but Shota stays focused. Shota waits on Rocky to rise up, then runs in, IGNIT- NO, Rocky makes it a backslide!

Shota rolls through the cover, blocks a kick, ducks the enzigiri, but not the REWIND HEEL! Shota staggers to a corner, Rocky runs in. Shota dodges, runs in, but Rocky UPPERCUTS! Rocky goes up and up and TORNADO DDTS! Rocky pounds the mat, the fans rally behind him now, and he aims from a corner. Shota rises, Rocky runs in, SLICED BREAD!! Cover, TWO!! Shota survives and Rocky roars! The fans are torn as Rocky drags Shota up. Rocky fires forearms, but Shota just eggs him on! The fans like that, so Rocky fires more forearms! Shota roars, but Rocky UPPERCUTS! And cravat, for the SLICED- NO, Shota poops free!

Shota POP-KNEES, then IGNITION!! Cover, TWO!! Rocky survives but Shota takes aim from the corner now! A shoutout to Ospreay here with his BLAZE BLADE!! And then PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, Shota wins!

Winner: Shota Umino, by pinfall

The Roughneck does indeed prove that what he learned from his senpai, his upperclassmen, have indeed made him into a great wrestler! But will he become one of the greatest wrestlers as he continues to battle all around the world?

 

Satnam Singh w/ Sonjay Dutt & Jay Lethal VS Rosario Grillo!

The One in a Billion is a big, big man, but he still has a lot to prove if he wants to be the best of the best. Will he finally start building on a win streak? Or will Rosario overcome this mountain of a man?

The bell rings, and Satnam offers a handshake? Rosario takes it, but Satnam won’t let go! Rosario kicks and kicks and CHPOS and CHOPS, but Satnam’s grip is too strong! And speaking of, he grabs Rosario by the neck, to PO-UP BEARHUG!! Satnam ragdolls Rosario! Rosario is OUT, Satnam wins!

Winner: Satnam Singh, by pinfall

Satnam TOSSES Rosario aside, having made quick work of the mere mortal. Sonjay Dutt gets in the ring with a mic to say, “Hey hey hey hey hey! Bubba (Jay Lethal), tell ’em, what’re you gonna do?” Lethal takes the mic to say ladies and gentlemen, Satnam Singh is on a freakin’ roll! Satnam just squashed Grillo in record time, and Lethal is so impressed that not only will he beat his opponent tonight, but he and Sonjay have a little side bet that Lethal can do it even faster than what Satnam just did. Satnam chuckles and Lethal says he’s done waiting! Bring that poor shmuck out here! Did Lethal not read the match card? Lethal’s up against THE BASTARD!!

Fans fire up as Pac makes his entrance out here. Pac already said he was in a bad mood on Dynamite, and surely Lethal taking him lightly isn’t helping things. Will Pac make sure Sonjay wins that side bet with Lethal?

PAC VS Jay Lethal w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh!

The bell rings, Pac dodges Lethal to flying-mare! Pac has the headlock, Lethal puts him in a corner, and the ref counts. Pac lets go but Lethal stomps a mudhole! The ref counts, Lethal stops and walks it off. Sonjay knows he’s already won the side bet but he still wants Lethal to win the match. Lethal tosses Pac out, but Pac lands on the apron. Pac RAMS into Lethal, slingshots up and over, then comes back, only for Lethal to hip toss! Lethal cartwheels but Pac kips up! Pac SUPERKICKS Lethal, Lethal bails out, so Pac runs to FLY! Direct hit and Pac stares through the camera into the souls of the AEW roster!

Pac drags Lethal up, but he’s wary of Satnam. Pac puts Lethal in, goes up, and fans chant “HE’S OUR BASTARD!” Lethal rises, but Sonjay distracts the ref! Pac hops down, BOOTS Lethal, but Satnam trips Pac! And YANKS him out! The ref saw that one! The fans cheer as the ref EJECTS Satnam! Team Triple J is freaking out, but Lethal rains down fists on Pac. The ref counts, Lethal lets off but the fans sing ‘Hey hey hey! Goodbye~!” to Satnam. Lethal whips Pac hard into railing, then RAMS him into the POST! Lethal then runs to DROPKICK Pac down! Sonjay mockingly asks if Pac’s hurt, but the ref tells him to back off!

Lethal tells Sonjay to cool it so he doesn’t get kicked out. Lethal drags Pac up and into the ring while Sonjay mouths off to fans. Lethal drags Pac up, but Pac fires body shots. Lethal TOSSES Pac out, builds speed, and Lethal fakes the dive to Fargo Strut instead. The fans “WOO~” with Lethal and he smiles. Sonjay says Lethal’s the man! Lethal then goes out to fetch Pac, but Pac whips! Lethal reverses, Pac hits steel steps! Sonjay mocks Pac again with a fake apology, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Lethal leaves Pac behind, and he counts along with the ring count. Pac is still down at 5 of 10, but he drags himself up with the apron. Pac flounders in at 8, but Lethal stomps him down! Lethal drags Pac up, bumps him off buckles, then stomps a mudhole. Lethal RAMS Pac into the corner, snapmares him into a chinlock, and he grinds Pac down. Pac endures, pries at the hold, and fights up. The fans rally as Pac breaks free! Pac ROCKS Lethal, CHOPS him, then CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS again! Pac whips Lethal, Lethal reverses then TOSSES Pac out! Lethal wants the ring count again, but that’s just all distraction so Sonjay can stomp away!

The fans boo and try to point Sonjay out, but he scurries away. Lethal gets the ref to finally count, and then joins in. Pac is still down at 5, drags himself over, and Lethal grows anxious. Pac rises up and drags himself in at 9! Lethal runs to ELBOW DROP! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Pac survives by a literal foot but Lethal drops elbow after elbow on that leg! Lethal just keeps going with elbow after elbow, then soaks up some heat before dropping a knee on the knee! Cover, TWO! Pac toughs it out but Lethal covers again, TWO! Lethal argues the count, the ref says it is a fair count, so Lethal drags Pac around by the leg.

Lethal stomps away on Pac’s leg, and Rampage returns to single picture as Lethal steps through. Pac kicks but Lethal blocks that, and now Lethal steps through on that leg. Pac kicks again, Lethal blocks again, but then Pac kicks Lethal away! Lethal comes back, trips Pac, and steps through, but into a cradle counter! TWO!! Lethal escapes, gets around, back suplex! Pac lands out, so Lethal handsprings, but Pac SHOTGUNS Lethal while he’s upside-down! The fans fire up while both men are down! Sonjay coaches Lethal but the fans rally for Pac. A standing count starts, Pac drags himself up with ropes to stand at 5.

Pac storms up, blocks a shot to ROCK Lethal! Pac ROCKS Lethal again and again, then SOBATS! KICKS! SOBATS! Pac runs, to SHOTGUN BOOT! Lethal is dazed and Sonjay is worried as Pac goes up a corner. Pac watches like a hawk, to MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Lethal stays in this and Sonjay coaches him again. The fans rally for Pac as he watches Lethal rise again. Pac waistlocks but Lethal fights the lift. Lethal trips Pac, powers through, but Pac kicks and kicks and kicks! Lethal lets go, but he KICKS Pac’s leg out! Lethal drags Pac up, for a SHIN BREAKER! Then DRAGON SCREW! Then Lethal steps through, for the FIGURE FOUR!!

Pac endures, Sonjay tells him to quit, but the shoulders are down! ONE as Pac tilts to the side! Pac reaches out for ropes but Lethal thrashes and pulls on that leg! Pac fights over to the ROPEBREAK! Lethal lets go, the ref checks with Pac, but Pac says he’s still in this. Lethal rains down fists, then goes to a corner. The fans boo as Lethal climbs, and Lethal calls his shot. But Pac goes up to get a leg! Lethal CLUBS away on Pac, then drags him up top. Lethal reels Pac in, but Pac fights the lift! Pac back drops Lethal away! The fans fire up and Pac adjusts. Sonjay stresses out as Pac aims, but Sonjay gets on the apron!

Pac hops down, runs up and BOOTS Sonjay down! The fans cheer, but Lethal is lurking! Lethal runs in, Pac dodges, but Lethal switches to SNAP GERMAN! Lethal handsprings, but Pac sidesteps to run! But Lethal still hits a CUTTER! But that wasn’t lethal enough, so Lethal handsprings again! LETHAL- NO, Pac dodges to LARIAT!! And then, BRUTALIZER!! Lethal is caught, he QUITS, Pac wins!!

Winner: Pac, by submission

Pac makes Lethal suffer a few seconds longer before letting go. That’s what Lethal gets for calling The Bastard a shmuck! Pac is going to be in the Men’s Owen Hart Tournament, will he win it all to go All In for the AEW World Championship?


My Thoughts:

A great Rampage here, even with an extra squash match for the fun of it. Cage of Agony are definitely rolling, not sure they’ll be going for the trios titles while a Heel faction like Bang Bang Gang has them, but Cage, Kaun & Liona would definitely be a tough challenge for them. And I really liked that they segued from Satnam’s squash win to Lethal’s great main event with Pac. Great win for Pac to build momentum towards the Owen Hart Cup, I do like the possibility of Pac being in the main event of All In. Whether Pac is facing Ospreay or Swerve for the world title, he’ll give us great promos in the build and an awesome match in Wembley.

Great match from Rocky and Shota, and a great win for Shota. There might be something in the works for Forbidden Door, but I don’t see Shota getting in on title stories in AEW. Really good promo from Deonna and Rosa, and their No DQ match is going to be awesome stuff. That match can really go either way, but something tells me that Deonna wins. As it stands, we’ve got two Face champions in the Women’s Division, and that won’t change after Forbidden Door, so Deonna is a very strong Heel to go after Storm or Mone. And speaking of, great opener out of Storm VS Windsor, which I clearly thought was gonna be the main event but oh well. Still a good showing for Windsor and a good win for Storm, and Storm has momentum going to Forbidden Door, though she surely isn’t losing.

My Score: 8.7/10


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