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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (10/25/23)

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There’s gold and diamonds in Philadelphia!

Hikaru Shida defends the AEW Women’s World Championship while MJF defends his Dynamite Diamond Ring, all in the City of Brotherly Love!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Dynamite Diamond Ring: MJF VS Juice Robinson w/ The Gunns; MJF wins and retains the Dynamite Diamond Ring.
  • Hook & Rob Van Dam VS The Dark Order w/ Evil Uno; Hook & RVD win.
  • ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Hung Bucks VS Hardy Party; The Hung Bucks win and retain the titles.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida VS Ruby Soho; Shida wins and retains the title.
  • Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Orange Cassidy & Kazuchika Okada; Bryan & Claudio win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Backstage interview with MJF.

Renee Paquette is with the AEW World Champion but he excuses himself for a second to make a quick phone call. He puts it on speaker, waits as it rings, and Adam Cole picks up! MJF is so glad Cole got out of that psycho’s house and got that surgery. How’s he feeling? But as Cole tries to answer, Roderick Strong wheels in while shouting, “ADAM~! ADAAAM~!” Cole asks if that’s Roddy, and MJF says it is. Roddy says hi to Adam himself, but Adam says he’ll call MJF later. Understandable. Roddy says, “Love you, too!” as MJF hangs. MJF then asks Roddy what the hell he and The Kingdom even want.

Roddy says he’s just been thinking. It has to be MJF behind the Devil mask. But let’s just pretend that he’s not. And for the sake of their mutual friend, Adam Cole, more Roddy’s than MJF’s, Roddy will “take pity” on MJF and help him against Bullet Club Gold. Wow, really? He means that? Thanks so much! MJF then pushes Roddy and he can’t stop his wheelchair! The Kingdom hurries after Roddy and MJF shouts at the camera to call out Jay White! Tonight, MJF sends White a message in blood! White wants to take MJF’s cherished Triple B? That’s where he messed up! And Juice wanted to send a message to MJF, put his name on something that made MJF feel small. Nice.

But tonight, MJF has a bullet with Juice’s name on it! And live in Philadelphia, MJF will not miss!! Wait! The Devil of AEW takes over the screen?! Then is it really NOT MJF under there? What is going to happen on an already stacked Wednesday Night Dynamite?

Dynamite Diamond Ring: MJF VS Juice Robinson w/ The Gunns!

The introductions are made, the bell rings and MJF CLOBBERS Juice! MJF rains down fists, the ref backs him off, but then MJF stomps away in the corner! The fans are all fired up for MJF but the Gunns are upset. MJF stomps a mudhole into Juice, digs his boots in, but lets off at 4. Juice bails out but MJF goes out. Fans chant “He’s Our Scumbag!” as MJF whips Juice hard into railing! Then hard into more railing! MJF drags Juice up to whip into the timekeeper’s area! The table goes with him! Philly fires up more and MJF gets himself a drink of water. MJF then SPITS that in Juice’s face!

MJF brings Juice away from the timekeeper’s area to SMACK him off a chair. MJF makes Juice take a seat in the corner, he refreshes the ring count, and he pounds the apron. Fans clap along, MJF runs in, and he BOOTS Juice over the railing! Fans fire up even more and MJF feeds off that energy. The Gunns are frustrated on Juice’s behalf as MJF drags Juice back to ringside. MJF then has the legs to CATAPULT Juice into the post! MJF gets in the ring, hears the fans cheer, and then he goes back out after Juice. MJF ROCKS Juice with a haymaker, right where Juice is bleeding from that forehead.

MJF SMACKS Juice off steel steps, then stalks Juice to a corner. MJF drags Juice up, says if he wants a gold tooth, here’s one! MJF stands on Juice against the steps! The Gunns storm over, the ref backs them off but Juice YANKS MJF into the steps! The ref reprimands the Gunns, tells Juice to get in the ring, and Juice has MJF on the apron. Juice drags MJF up, to APRON DDT! MJF flounders while the Gunns taunt him, and Juice staggers up. The crimson mask is growing, but Juice gets in to cover, TWO! Juice glares through his blood and hair, and Colten distracts the ref! Austin slides Juice MJF’s own scarf to CHOKE MJF with!

Fans boo as Juice gets away with that, hides the evidence, and covers. TWO, and fans fire up again! Juice snarls, he throws down fists on MJF, then tells him to go to hell! Juice soaks up the heat from Philly and then Jay White makes his way out to taunt MJF with Triple B. The Switchblade is all smiles as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

White seems to be joining commentary, and Juice TOSSES MJF out of the ring. The ref watches the Gunns closely but Juice gets in his face about the blood. That allows Austin to CHOKE MJF! MJF gets up, gets in the ring, but Juice is on him in the corner. Juice whips MJF hard into a corner and MJF bounces off buckles. Juice paces around, Austin distracts the ref and Colten gives Juice the scarf! Juice CHOKES MJF again! Juice high stacks, TWO!! MJF is still in this and Juice argues with the ref, but the count was fair. Juice seethes, but he stalks MJF and clamps on a chinlock. MJF endures as Juice grinds him down.

MJF fights up as fans rally, and he throws body shots! Juice throws MJF down by his hair! And then SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Juice is frustrated but the fans rally up as MJF stirs. Juice blows snot on MJF, but MJF throws body shots! Juice HEADBUTTS MJF down! Juice taunts the fans and Dynamite returns to single picture. Juice paces around MJF, stalks him, but then Colten distracts the ref. The scarf returns, but MJF snatches that to CHOKE Juice! The Gunns complain, the ref is busy with them, and White shouts from commentary! Juice claws MJF’s face! Juice throws the scarf and shouts at MJF. MJF ducks the leg lariat!

MJF CLOBBERS Juice, CLOBBERS him again, then scoop SLAMS! Fans fire up as MJF dribbles Juice off the buckle! The buckle’s logo is going from white to red, and then MJF climbs up. MJF rains down fists all the way to nine, then winds up, to BITE Juice!! Fans fire up, MJF lets off as the ref counts, and then MJF whips to WRING Juice into the buckles! MJF storms around, tasting Juice’s blood in his mouth. The fans tell MJF he’s sick, but then MJF takes the kangaroo stance! Fans fire up as MJF aims, to KANGAROO KICK! Juice falls out of the ring and MJF shakes the ropes! The fans are thunderous as MJF then builds speed!

But the Gunns trip MJF! The ref was busy watching Juice! Juice gets in to LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Juice is frustrated, but the fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS!” MJF sits up but Juice scuffs him. MJF stands, Juice throws a forearm! MJF SLAPS Juice and eggs him on. Juice throws another forearm, but MJF says to actually hit him! So Juice claws MJF’s eyes! The ref reprimands, Juice runs, but MJF ducks and handsprings under! Juice blocks a kick to flip MJF, but MJF lands on his feet! MJF pokes Juice in the eyes! The ref reprimands, MJF smirks and runs, but Juice SPITS at MJF! Then LEFT HAND O’ GOD!

Juice gets MJF up, MJF grabs for ropes, but Juice still POWERBOMBS!! Cover, TWO!! Juice is frustrated but so is White. White coaches Juice from commentary, and MJF is up in a corner. Juice runs in but MJF ELBOWS him away! MJF goes up and leaps, to DOUBLE STOMP the arm! Juice runs in but MJF puts him in the ropes! KNEE, and then HEAT- NO, Juice throws MJF away! MJF hobbles, but he ducks Juice to DIVE onto the Gunns! The fans fire up but White says the Gunns are innocent! Juice runs in, but MJF catches him into the apron skirt! MJF claws Juice’s eyes! Fans chant again, “He’s Our Scumbag!” while Juice flounders away.

Juice distracts the ref, pushes him aside, and then KICKS the rope to get MJF low! JUICE IS LOOSE!! White is fired up as Juice covers, TWO!! MJF survives and Bullet Club Gold is furious! The Gunns get all up on the apron, even as the ref kicks at them, all so Juice can put on TJ Maxx! But uh, MJF puts on THE Dynamite Diamond Ring! MJF told Juice before it was gonna be loaded punch for loaded punch, and he dodges the Left Hand o’ God, to hit the RIGHT HAND O’ THE DEVIL!! Then he DECKS Austin, DECKS Colten, and sets Juice up again! HEATSEEKER!!! Cover, MJF wins!!

Winner: MJF, by pinfall (still Dynamite Diamond Ring Bearer)

But the Gunns attack! They won’t let MJF celebrate five years with the ring, but wait! Roddy & The Kingdom roll up! Taven & Bennett brawl with the Gunns! Fans actually cheer The Kingdom, but then the Gunns clothesline Taven & Bennett out! White runs up, he has the Gunns set MJF up, and Juice prepares that fist. But wait! Here comes The Acclaimed! Caster, Bowens & Daddy Ass chase BCG off! The fans are all fired up but White shouts to cut the music! And he tells the fans to shut up! White tells MJF to listen and focus on the sound of his “sweet exotic accent.”

Forget everything about everyone else coming for this title belt! Forget about Kenny Omega, about Samoa Joe, about Wardlow or the Devil Mask! Focus on the only thing that matters, the man standing right here with the BANG BANG BELT! And MJF, you will NEVER get your grubby little hands on it ever again! At Full Gear, White will repeatedly pummel MJF into the ground, and he will breath with the Switchblade! Colten “congratulates” Devil Boy MJF on keeping the ring. But he doesn’t have Triple! But he does have what the Gunns want in the ROH World Tag Team Championships! How about Full Gear, MJF VS The Gunns?

And whether it is MJF or the Devil himself, it doesn’t matter! They’ve got two Gunns, one for each of ’em! And if you’re not down with that- OH SHUT UP, ASS BOYS!! Fans fire up for that! MJF tells them to listen up. They want their shot at the ROH World Tag titles at Full Gear? They’ve got ’em! And MJF will still see White that same night. But he is not waiting until then to get his hands on White’s “dollar store Jack Sparrow lookin’ ass.” MJF says next week on Dynamite, he takes White up on that offer. The four jabronies of Bullet Club Gold, and bring even Cardblade, he’s the only real man among them…

And they will take on MJF and three tag partners of his choosing. And when he wins, White gives back the Triple B! Because NOBODY is on the level of The Devil! White says okay then. But then Roddy shouts to Max. What?! He is literally right here, stop screaming! Roddy wants MJF to listen. Obviously it’s Roddy & The Kingdom, right? Right? Fans boo that, but MJF says these three, “Mid Mike, Mid Matt & Roddy The Simp Strong,” can do him a favor: Get those two big boys on Roddy’s lap, and all three can roll off a cliff, “you bland b*tch!!” Roddy is furious but then Caster says that must mean he’s choosing The Acclaimed, right?

Fans cheer that idea and MJF looks around. MJF doesn’t want Caster to touch him. Now, they’ve known each other a long time, and he means this from his heart. They’ve known each other since MJF was 18. He never liked Caster. And if Caster thinks MJF is tagging with him, he’s got another thing coming. MJF wouldn’t team with Caster if he was on fire and Caster was the only way to put it out. Understand that? Fans boo and Caster feels down. MJF says he doesn’t care what the fans think, but then Caster says, “So you’re saying there’s a chance?” MJF is beside himself and Bowens has to say, “Dammit, Max!”

And then DAMMIT, MJF, don’t you know? EVERYONE Loves The Acclaimed!! Caster says okay, one favor before they leave Philly tonight. Fans fire up as Caster puts out the scissor fingers! MJF glares at Caster but fans want to see it. MJF closes the scissors! Billy is upset but MJF leaves. MJF has seven days to find three people to team with him, but will he end up having no choice but to go with the AEW World Trios Champions?

Wait, here comes Kenny Omega! He steps to MJF on the stage and fans go nuts! Omega has a mic to tell MJF, “You seem to have a lot going on here, so I’m going to cut straight to brass tax. You have something that I want. But I’ve got something that you want. Now, walking out with a live microphone, I lost that the second I lost what’s not around your waist. So even though I have no right to ask, and uh, if you’re the type of scumbag that I think you are, you’ll laugh in my face, tell me to suck on some lemons, go fly a kite, dealer’s choice. But if you’re their scumbag, if you’re the champion that I think they want you to be…

“Heck, if you’re the champion that I think you deep down inside wanna be, you’re gonna hear me out. I want that belt, Max. And I reserve the right to defend my streak. So if you truly are better than me and you know it, well then Max, gee golly gosh, don’t be afraid to show it, pal.” Fans cheer and MJF says okay, how about this? The Cleaner VS The Devil, THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, MOHEGAN SUN, FOR THE AEW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!! May the best man win. MJF and Omega shake on it, and then MJF tells Omega he will because he is Maxwell! Jacob! Friedman! And he’s better than you, and you know it!

Omega smirks and says on that note, let’s bid the fans adieu. Good bye, MWAH, and good night, BANG. And oh, one more thing. “Three days, b*tch.” The Best Bout Machine and the Salt of the Earth battle it out just days before the reign record is broken, and just weeks away from Full Gear! Who survives this epic Collision?

 

Wardlow speaks.

“Sitting at home for four months wasn’t healthy for me. I wasn’t recovering from injuries, I wasn’t on vacation. I was going to a very dark place. I got to sit at home and watch Max, somebody who has done so much evil, who has badmouthed this company, who has s*it all over our fans, I’ve had to watch him become the name and face of the company, everybody supporting him, everybody cheering him on. I had to watch the man that I beat main event the biggest show in the history of this business, as the world heavyweight champion. How that changes a man.

“Over the past year, I have felt the Devil’s claws dig deeper and deeper into my back. Max, there is nothing left for you to take from me. And now I am going to take everything from you.” The War Dog has put MJF on notice, will MJF make it through Omega and White only to face his past?

 

Hook & Rob Van Dam VS The Dark Order w/ Evil Uno!

The FTW Champion once again teams with the ECW legend, right here in the birthplace of that extreme legend, and they’re taking on a team that wants to prove they’re the heroes of this story. Will Alex Reynolds & John Silver #SendHook away? Or will they find both Hook & RVD are One of a Kind?

The teams sort out and fans chant for “E C DUB! E C DUB!” Hook starts against Reynolds, Reynolds gets in Hook’s face and talks trash, but Hook shoots around to waistlock and SLAM! Hook facelocks, Reynolds fights up but Hook headlocks then hammerlocks then headlocks for a BIG takeover! Hook has a top wristlock but Reynolds fights up. Hook tags RVD and fans fire up as they mug Reynolds. RVD wrenches, arm-drags, and fans rally up. Reynolds gets away from RVD to tag Silver. RVD sighs, but Reynolds CLOBBERS him! Reynolds & Silver stomp RVD, then Silver says he’s freakin’ jacked, baby!

Silver ROCKS RVD, CLUBS him on the chest, then he throws body shots! Silver whips but RVD reverses and runs in to monkey flip! Fans fire up as Silver flounders away! Fans join in for “ROB! VAN! DAM!” Reynolds runs in, RVD dodges and Hook catches him for a DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! The Dark Order get up, RVD & Hook clothesline them both up and out! Fans fire up, Uno gets on the apron but RVD DECKS him! RVD & Hook high-ten as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

RVD says hang loose, and he waits on the Dark Order to get up. Silver stands and steps into the ring. Silver and RVD circle, fans rally up, and the two approach. RVD kicks low, wrenches to a wristlock, then tags in Hook. Hook CLUBS Silver’s arm, wrenches an arm, but Silver TOSSES Hook out of the ring! Hook gets on the apron, ROCKS Silver, then DECKS Reynolds! But Uno anchors Hook! Silver BLASTS Hook to the floor! Silver goes out to KICK Hook against barriers! Then CHOP him! Silver puts Hook in the ring, brings him over and tags in Reynolds. Reynolds stomps Hook, brings him around, but Hook throws body shots!

Hook gets around, Reynolds fights the suplex and tags Silver. Hook O’Conner Rolls, but Silver drags him up to POWERBOMB onto Reynolds’ KNEES! Cover, TWO! RVD coaches Hook but Silver taunts him. Silver CLUBS Hook, Dynamite returns to single picture, and Silver throws clubbing crossface forearms! But Hook blocks to EXPLODER! Hook and Silver crawl, hot tag to RVD! RVD rallies on The Meat Man, SUPERKICK! Silver is dazed, but RVD KICKS and spins to JUMPING LEG DROP! Reynolds runs in to fire off on RVD. Reynolds whips him to a corner but RVD puts him on the apron to then JUMP SOBAT!

RVD dodges Silver to then KICK him in the face! Fans fire up as RVD runs, ROLLING THUNDER! Direct hit and cover, but Reynolds breaks it! Fans boo but Reynolds stomps RVD. The ref reprimands but Reynolds brings RVD up. RVD NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, but Silver breaks it! Silver whips RVD to a corner, runs in but into an ELBOW! RVD goes up to JUMPING KICK! Tag to Hook and he stalks Silver. Hook reels Silver in for crossface forearms! Hook is giving Silver a taste of his medicine, then clamps on the- NO, Reynolds BOOTS Hook first! The ref reprimands and backs Reynolds down.

RVD hurries to help Hook, but No gets in with a chair! RVD dodges to VAN DAMINATOR Uno! Then WHEEL KICK for Reynolds! RVD has Reynolds in a drop zone and he goes up! FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!! Fans fire up but Silver runs up! RVD dodges the punt, Hook has REDRUM!! Silver taps, RVD & Hook win!

Winners: Hook & Rob Van Dam, by submission

This duo is 2-0 and Hook might actually be smiling! Will they stick together and become championship worthy?

 

RJ City is backstage.

“Hello, I’m not Ben Mankiewicz. Tonight’s film is entitled ‘Hold That Butler’ and it-” Toni Storm cuts him off and says play the picture. We go picture in picture for “Hold That Butler!” and Toni is telling herself in the mirror, “Pull it together, pull it together, pull it together!” RJ City, presumably reprising his role as Mr. Studio Executive Man, tells her that it’s 15 minutes to curtain. What?! He gets a megaphone to say “15 MINUTES TO CURTAIN!” But what’s wrong? Storm says she’s sick of Philadelphia and this dreary set. She wants to go home. But she will, because on November 18th, she films her biggest picture yet, her “Hollywood Homecoming!”

RJ looks to the camera and winks. That’s obviously Full Gear in Los Angeles. Storm says she must get ready! Where’s her butler? Uh, he’s been behind her the whole time. And the butler says, ‘Good evening, Madame.” What’s his name? “Luther.” Good. Then she’ll call him… Luther! Very good, madame. Clementine? He throws her the fruit, she takes a big juicy bite of it, and says it is refreshing. But then she spits it out. Now come, Luther, they must get ready to go home. He nods, and Dynamite goes to break. Will the madness only grow now that Luther is Storm’s butler?

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

Dynamite returns and Schiavone says they are in the greatest pro-wrestling city in the world. And now, he introduces Darby Allin and… STIIIIIING! The Relentless Icons are here and the fans fire up. Schiavone tells Sting that the announcement from last week that shocked the world surely came from the heart. Sting says it did, and he is glad to be here right now. He wants to thank some people, two in particular, that he forgot last week. But because there’s so much history for Sting here in this town, he wants to thank Philadelphia. It has been a great run, and a lot of that was here in Philly.

Sting wants to thank his tag team partner, Darby Allin. Sting means this with everything in him, he could not have made it this far without Darby, the best partner he’s ever had. Sting has some woes out there, right? No, no, not “woo,” “Woe,” As in, “Oh, Darby’s the best partner he’s ever had?” Yeah, Darby is the man. And secondly, Sting wants to thank someone who made all this happen. Without him making the phone call about four years ago now, one Tony Khan. Sting thanks TK for giving him a chance to come back and wrestle a little longer. And to go “OW~!” a few more times. And Schiavone wants the mic back so here you go.

Sting hands the mic back to Schiavone, and Schiavone says that Tony Khan should thank Sting for what he’s meant to AEW. Sting arrived in early 2021, his first match here was Revolution 2021, and now he wants his last match to be Revolution 2024. AEW is proud to be part of Sting’s great career. The fans cheer that! Schiavone says it was 35 YEARS ago, here on TBS that Sting put pro-wrestling on the map for TBS. Schiavone is so thrilled to be part of that. It elevated Sting to the icon that he is now. And we’ve all heard it, Tony Khan has a special gift for Sting. Fans chant “Thank You, Sting!” and Schiavone says he is proud to bring out the gift right now.

Everyone looks to the ramp, and wait. That music. It can’t be! BUT IT IS! RICK FLAIR IS IN AEW!! The Nature Boy makes his way down the ramp and Sting can’t believe it! Sting and Ric hug it out! Ric also hugs Schiavone while Philly loses their minds. Schiavone says Flair VS Sting on TBS made TBS wrestling what it was and what it is today. Nature Boy, welcome to AEW! Ric says that in life, there are moments that are magical. They’re few and they’re far between. And that’s the magic of the chemistry of whatever you do in life that makes you the best.

“35 years ago, this gentleman and I set history on TBS! First Clash of Champions against WrestleMania. And brother, I told him this when I inducted him into the Hall of Fame, to go 55 minutes in a match, 35 years ago or tonight, is hard. He never took a deep breath, he lived up to all of the potential, and he is not only one of the greatest wrestlers in the history of our business, one of the biggest celebrities, but dammit, he’s probably the nicest guy I’ve ever known.” Fans cheer that! So when Flair got this invitation, from the bottom of his heart, Mr. Tony Khan wanted him to be part of this, Flair wants to be here all the way to March! He wants to ride the wagon with Sting!

Flair and Sting “WOO~!” back and forth, and then Flair gives Sting a chop for old times! But wait, here comes Christian Cage. The TNT Champion has Luchasaurus and Nick Wayne with him, and fans boo as he says, “So, Tony Khan is a billionaire, and this is the gift that he gives Sting for his retirement? This is the gift?” Basically, Sting got a suit, gold chains and a black liver! Congratulations. But Christian’s impressed to see Ric is still moving around. This isn’t Weekend at Bernie’s at all! Can’t even see the strings. The fans tell Christian off but he tells them all to relax. He knows Ric isn’t dead. But he also knows there can’t be a God, or else Flair would’ve been dead 20 years ago!

Fans boo more, and even cuss Christian off. But Christian says the real reason he is out here is because last week, Sting & Darby decided to stick their noses in Christian’s business yet again. Darby, how’s that arm feeling? Still got some sour grapes about losing at WrestleDream, huh? Well, Christian will give Darby one more chance. And it’s something the Phillies baseball team couldn’t get done, either! So go ahead, look at something you will never be: a CHAMPION! Now, obviously this situation isn’t gonna go away until Christian makes it go away, so here’s his proposition.

Christian knows Sting has this beautiful dream that he’ll make it to Revolution 2024 all because he started here in AEW at Revolution 2021. Sting has this beautiful picture painted for himself, but Christian sees it differently. He doesn’t wanna wait until Revolution for Sting to be gone, Christian wants him gone NOW. So what he’s saying is, there’s three of them, and well, there’s Sting, Darby and Flair. Flair can be a partner if they want, but he looks one Superkick away from his pacemaker giving up and the rest of him withering into dust. But at Full Gear, find a partner, and the retirement will come early, and not with a big celebration. It’ll be more like a funeral.

Now someone, hit the champ’s music. HIT THE MUSIC! Sting has everyone hold on. Sting sneezes, and says sorry, he’s allergic to jackasses. First off, Darby & Sting will find a partner, and they will accept that challenge. See you there! Full Gear just got bigger, but who will be the third man, brother?

 

Backstage interview with Chris Jericho.

Renee sits down with The Ocho and says the last time they saw each other two weeks ago, Jericho was down on the ground, medical team helping him, and he had to be taken to a hospital, all because of his match with “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs. Can he provide a medical update for us now? Jericho says yeah, it was a destruction, to be honest. As a pro-wrestler of 33 years, Jericho can’t remember ever being beat down like that. His ribs are still hurting after about seven or eight spinebusters and three “World’s Most Dangerous Slams.” The thing that’s hurting most is his ego.

Renee says Jericho is arguably one of the greatest of all time, we’ve seen so many different versions of Jericho over the years. But to see what happened to Jericho in the ring with Hobbs, is he hitting a certain point of self-reflection in his career to consider what he has left? Jericho says as an athlete, you always do that. Demo God, Le Champion, The Wizard, all these other iterations, one thing Jericho has always had is a sense of confidence in himself. And knowing that on any given night, he can beat anybody. But last week, he didn’t see that coming.

Hobbs came out him out the gate, and big as he is and as good as he is, Jericho thought he could remedy that but just couldn’t. He couldn’t get out of the hole that Hobbs continued to dig with Jericho’s own body over and over again. So there does come a time in a career where you self-reflect. Does Jericho still have what it takes to beat a Hobbs? Is it time to step back a bit? Or is it time to get even stronger, even more intense, even more confident because he IS Chris Effin’ Jericho? Is it time to get… revenge? Jericho says Callis has a family. Lots of guys, lots of friends.

Jericho still has lots of friends, too. And some of those friends are even bigger than Hobbs. Maybe it’s time to give those friends a call. Just who is it that The Lionheart can call upon to defend his pride?

 

ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Hung Bucks VS Hardy Party!

Hangman Adam Page & The Young Bucks fought hard to get these belts off The Mogul Embassy, and are willing to fight hard to keep them! This is their second time around, will they make this the best reign yet? Or will Matt, Jeff & Brother Zay DELETE the Elite, THE THE Elite already?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who carries on with the titles!

The trios sort out and Zay starts with Nick Jackson. They circle, tie up, and Nick headlocks. Zay powers out but Nick runs him over. Things speed up, Zay hurdles and Nick leaps. They keep moving, Nick hip tosses Zay down hard! then he scoops and SLAMS Zay! Zay flounders to the corner, Nick runs in, and Nick blocks Zay’s boots. Nick puts Zay in the ropes, tags in Matt, and NECKBREAKER to SENTON combo! Matt BLASTS the Hardys, then he and Nick CLOTHESLINE GAMANGIRI COMBO! Matt keeps moving, he BLASTS the Hardys again, and comes back to CANNONBALL ENZIGURI COMBO!

Fans fire up with Matt and he tags Hangman in. Matt pushes Zay and Hangman goes up to FLYING LARIAT! Fans fire up with The Cowboy and he storms up. But Zay tags Matt Hardy and fans rally up. Hangman and Hardy circle, talk some smack, and then Hardy SLAPS Hangman! Hardy hurries away, the ref keeps Hangman back, and then Matt Jackson tags in. The Matts meet and they circle. Fans rally as they tie up, and Hardy wrenches an arm. Jackson rolls, kips up, but Hardy throws him by his hair! Jackson gets mad, they start shoving, and Jackson fires off haymakers! Jackson runs but Jeff gets as cheap shot in!

Fans are torn, Jackson swings on Jeff but Jeff gets away. Jackson turns around, Hardy catches him for a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally as Hardy tags Zay. Zay runs to BLAST Nick & Hangman, then Matt Hardy CLUBS Matt Jackson down. Zay FLIES to TORNILLO and he wipes out Nick & Hangman! Zay says “SUCK IT!” while Hardy bumps Jackson off buckles. Zay returns, Jeff gets a shot in, and Hardy Party mocks the Bucks’ favorite pose. Hardy keeps on Jackson as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Hardy bumps Jackson off buckles, Zay has him in a corner and CHOPS! Zay storms up, snapmares, and he slingshots to SENTON! Cover, TWO! Zay keeps Matt Jackson from his corner, and Matt Hardy tags back in. Hardy & Zay mug Jackson, then Hardy “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” buckle bumps Jackson all the way to the mat! Tag to Jeff, the Hardys double whip Jackson to the corner, then set up for POETRY IN MOTION! Jeff snapmares and basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Jeff keeps Matt Jackson down with a chinlock and keeps him from his corner. Jackson fights up but Jeff CLUBS his arm.

Jeff wrenches and RAMS shoulders, then RAMS shoulders again! Jeff snapmares Jackson to NECK SNAPPER! Jeff wrenches and kicks Jackson, then hoists him up for an atomic drop! Jeff has the legs, but Nick SUPERKICKS him! Jeff wobbles, and falls into Matt Jackson’s buckeyes! Fans rally up while Jeff and Jackson both crawl. Hot tag to Matt Hardy! Matt drags Matt onto ropes to CHOKE him! The ref counts, Hardy lets off, and then he has Jackson in the ropes! ROPE GUILLOTINE as Dynamite returns to single picture! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Tag to Zay and Hardy goes up. Fans rally, V1 AX-

NO, Matt Jackson catches Hardy! Zay jumps in but also gets caught, DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up and Jackson hurries to his corner, hot tag to Hangman! Hangman rallies on Hardy Party! Matt Hardy reverses the whip but Hangman reverses back to TOSS Hardy! Hangman ROCKS Jeff for good measure! Hangman BOOTS Zay, then triangle jump LARIATS Matt Hardy! Zay comes back, springboards, but Hangman catches him! FALL AWAY SLAM! Then a PLANCHA onto Hardy! Hangman gets back in, he dodges Zay and wrenches him around, but Zay ducks, only to jump into a fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!!

Fans rally up as Zay stays in this, and Hangman storms around. Hangman drags Zay up, whips him to ropes, but Zay reverses. Hangman avoids the dropkick to roll the jackknife into a Alabama Lift! Jeff saves Zay, for some SILLY STRING!! Been a long time since we’ve seen that one! Zay and Hangman both crawl, hot tags to Nick and Jeff! Nick SUPERKICKS Jeff! And SUPERKICKS Matt! And SUPER- NO, Zay blocks! But Nick ducks the enziguri to SUPERKICK back! Matt jumps in and the Bucks aim together. But Zay blocks Nick’s kick to send it into Matt! Then Zay SUPERKICKS back! Zay ducks ‘n’ dodges and DOUBLE DROPKICKS!

Zay kips up, fans fire up, and Jeff kicks Matt to TWIST OF FATE! Jeff holds Matt in place and Zay runs, using Matt to SUPER FLY! Direct hit onto Hangman & Nick! Hardy kicks Jackson, TWIST OF FATE again! Jeff throws off the shirt and goes up top! SWANTON BOMB!! Cover, but Nick & Hangman break it! Hardy TOSSES Nick, then TOSSES Hangman! Hardy says “DELETE! DELETE!” while Philly says “This is Awesome!” Tag and Matt stalks Matt. Kick and TWIST- NO, Jackson powers out, Hangman ROCKS Hardy! Matt scoops, Nick springboards, but Hardy slips free! Zay tags in, GAMANGIRIS Jackson, then springboards, but into BUCKSHOT!!

The Bucks SUPERKICK the Hardys down! They drag Zay up, B T E TRIGGER!! Cover, Hung Bucks win!

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

The Hardy Party put up a hardy fight, but it wasn’t enough to the good, the bad and the- Wait, what’s playing on the tron? Prince Nana is breaking into Hangman’s house?! Nana then steps aside so Swerve can step in! “Oh, y’all tacky.” Hangman is furious and he rushes to the back but what can he do so far away from home?! Swerve says the Page family owes him for taking all the opportunities. Swerve is in the kitchen, Nana eats up the chocolate covered berries. Swerve sees Hangman’s son’s artwork hanging on the fridge. They really have no taste. And he RIPS it up!! Swerve sits on the couch, and finds a book. It’s a speak ‘n’ say.

Wait, what was that? Swerve takes the camera, goes through the halls, and Nana isn’t sure this is a good idea. Swerve says shut up, and he finds HANGMAN’S SON’S ROOM! Swerve said last week it wasn’t gonna be Hangman who pays for his actions. What he meant to say was it would be his loved ones that do. Hangman cost Swerve a title opportunity, he took something from Swerve, and now he owes Swerve a debt. So since Hangman ain’t here, will it be Junior who pays? No, Hangman will be the one that pays up. Just not today. In fact, Swerve will leave a reminder that Junior is forever indebted to him, and it is daddy’s fault.

Swerve says he’ll never forget this, and neither will Hangman. Nana says time to go, and Swerve turns off the camera. This is something far beyond personal now! How far will Swerve and Hangman go to put this one to bed?

 

Backstage interview with Adam “Edge” Copeland.

Renee is now with The Rated R Superstar and asks what he thinks of earlier with Sting, Darby & Flair staring down Christian, Luchasaurus & Nick Wayne. We all heard Edge vow not to fight Christian, but is that going to change now? Edge says honestly, no. The friendship with Christian is more important to him than anything that could happen in this business. It just does. But then Darby walks over and says he can’t be that stupid. Darby knows Edge came to AEW to “ride off into the sunset with this fairytale ending,” but that’s not the world we’re living in. Do you think Darby wanted to break Nick’s face? No, he didn’t.

But it’s kill or be killed here. Edge says he respects Darby, but- Sting stops him there! He can’t believe they’re even having this conversation. Sting knows what it is to have the blinders on. Sting was up and down the road with Lex Luger, but he had the blinders on. Edge needs to take his off. That legend out there that just said he’d be with Sting on his way out, the Dirtiest Player in the Game, Sting learned from him. Sting learned how to see right through guys like Christian. Edge just needs to open his eyes up and see it for himself, before it’s too late. Is Edge hearing Sting? Sting gets in Edge’s face and says to listen up before it is too late!

Sting says he and Edge go way back, so don’t mess it up now. Get with it. Will the Rated R Superstar listen to the Icon?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida VS Ruby Soho!

The Shining Samurai has gone back and forth with Toni Storm, she dethroned Saraya, and now she faces the Runaway. Will Shida sweep the Outcasts then, now and forever? Or will there be No Future for Shida now?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who heads from here to Full Gear as champion!

The bell rings and Shida circles with Soho. They tie up, fans rally and Shida puts Soho on ropes. The ref counts, Shida lets off but Soho turns things around to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Shida shoves back, runs up, but Soho clinches! Shida fights that to backslide, but Soho blocks that! Soho reverses the hooks, Shida fights the backslide, and then she spins Soho around. They both kick low, and they both glare at the other. Shida eggs Soho on, Soho runs up but Shida dodges, then whips, but Soho elbows back! Soho goes up but Shida stops Nightshade to kick low! Shida whips, Soho blocks and then runs to duck ‘n’ whip Shida to a corner.

Shida goes up to CROSSBODY! Not the cleanest but Shida brings Soho up to scoop and SLAM! Fans rally as Shida puts Soho in a corner. Shida climbs up and fans fire up as she rains- NO, Soho slips out to YANK Shida down! Soho whips, clinches and STO! Cover, TWO! Shida has a ghost pin! TWO, they roll and roll and roll and the fans fire up! Shida has the cover now, TWO!! Soho escapes but Shida fires up. Fans are with her and she climbs up in the corner. Shida rains down those fists after all! Shida goes all the way to TEN, fires up more, and she kicks Soho from the corner. Shida adjusts to MISSILE DROPKICK!

Soho bails out, fans fire up and Shida storms out to grab Soho. Soho breaks free to SUPER NO FUTURE! Shida falls and fans boo but Soho smiles as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Soho soaks up the heat, then she drags Shida up. Shida is dead weight but Soho still puts her in the ring and covers, TWO! Shida is still in this but Soho stomps her around. Soho soaks up the heat, taunts the fans, and then stomps Shida more. Soho motions she’ll be champ now, and then she looms over Shida. Soho taunts the fans more, eggs Shida on, and Shida sits up. Soho pushes Shida back down, pie faces her, but Shida throws body shots. Soho eggs Shida on and Shida throws more shots, but Soho HEADBUTTS her down! Soho stands on Shida at the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts 4.

Soho soaks up more heat, then CHOKES Shida on the ropes! The ref counts, Soho lets off, then she drags Shida back up. Soho snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Shida is still in this and Soho is annoyed. Shida pushes Soho away, but Soho storms up to CHOP her against ropes. Soho whips but Shida blocks by holding ropes, so Soho ROCKS her! Soho whips, but Shida JUMP KNEES! Fans fire up while both women are down! The ref checks, and a standing count begins. Dynamite returns to single picture as the count reaches 4 of 10. Shida stands first, she ROCKS Soho! Soho ROCKS Shida! They go back and forth and fans fire up!

Shida gets the edge, Soho is wobbly, and Shida goes to torture rack. Soho fights that, swings, but Shida blocks to ROCK her again! Torture rack for the stretch, then she DROPS Soho! SLIDING FOREARM! Cover, TWO! Soho survives but Shida goes up a corner. Fans fire up as Shida aims, but Soho THROWS her down! Cover, TWO!! Shida gets thar arm up and Soho is frustrated. Soho goes and rips a buckle pad off! The ref reprimands, takes the pad, but this is all misdirection so Soho can get her spray paint! Soho gives it to Shida to set her up! The ref sees that and Shida defends Soho is playing possum!

Soho bails out, grabs the title belt, and runs in, but then Shida does spray the paint! Soho shields herself with the belt, and now it’s green instead of gold! The ref takes the belt, Shida feels awful, but Soho uses her wrist tape to CHOKE Shida!! Soho reels Shida in, DESTINATION UNKNOWN!! Cover, TWO!?!? Shida survives and Soho is furious! Soho drags Shida up, goes for the bare buckle, but Shida fights free! Soho reels Shida back in but Shida fights the saido. So NO FUTURE instead! But Shida rebounds to KATANA KICK!! Shida sputters, crawls to the cover, TWO!!! Soho survives and Shida can’t believe it!

Shida roars, drags Soho up, and she suplexes. Soho fights free to NO- NO, Shida blocks the kick this time! V-TRIGGER! And then the FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Soho sits back, TWO! Soho hits the bare buckle! Then the KATANA!! Cover, Shida wins!

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

Soho tried all her tricks but it just cost her in the end! Shida still feels awful that her belt is green, but wait! Toni Storm makes her entrance, accompanied by her butler, Luther! The Hollywood Homecoming is, well, coming and Storm clearly wants her shot at the title. But will it still be Shida holding onto the green- er, gold by then?

 

Backstage interview with MJF.

Renee checks with the AEW World Champion while the trainer checks his arm. The challenge has been set and accepted, MJF VS Omega is happening on Collision for the AEW World Championship, but also the record for longest reign as AEW World Champion. How is MJF feeling ahead of that match? MJF says there are a lot of emotions, but wait, who is coming in? Samoa Joe is applauding and congratulating the champion. But Joe is here with good intentions. MJF is a man who suffers from a severe lack of friendship. MJF needs a lot more people watching his back these days, by someone who has MJF’s best interests at heart.

So Joe has a simple offer. Joe will be MJF’s “friend.” Oh, sounds good to him. They shake on it, but Joe says this is under one condition: MJF gives Joe the rematch for the AEW World Championship. And he doesn’t have to answer that now. But the way things are going, Joe knows he’ll get his answer soon enough. Joe heads out, did the Devil of AEW just make a deal with another devil?

 

AEW adds a December PPV to the calendar!

To close out the year on December 30th, AEW returns to Long Island and the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for the inaugural Worlds End! Tickets on sale next Friday, November 3rd, 10 AM Eastern!

 

BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

On top of Mike Santana VS Ortiz in their grudge match a long time coming, we will get some final remarks from MJF and Kenny Omega before their title match Saturday on Collision. And speaking of title matches, there will be a Fatal 4 Way #1 Contender’s match to Hikaru Shida’s Women’s World Championship! Skye Blue VS Willow Nightingale VS Anna Jay VS the returning Abadon! Will it be a spooky scary Saturday for Shida?

 

Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Orange Cassidy & Kazuchika Okada!

The Blackpool Combat Club has had beef with Freshly Squeezed, not just concerning the AEW International Championship. But while Jon Moxley is still on the mend, the American Dragon & Swiss Superman are stepping up to the champ and the Rainmaker! Will Bryan & Claudio tear down this dynamic duo? Or will Chaos reign on Dynamite?

The teams sort out and Bryan wants Okada, but he gets Cassidy first. The fans rally up, Cassidy and Bryan circle, and the fans rally behind Freshly Squeezed. Cassidy puts the hands up, but Bryan KICKS the leg out! Bryan kicks Cassidy around, wrenches and wristlocks, then wrangles Cassidy to isolate that arm and STOMP it! And then he KICKS Cassidy in the back! Bryan drags Cassidy up, wrenches and hits an ELBOW BREAKER! Bryan wrenches to another wristlock, Cassidy rolls. Then Cassidy kips up! Cassidy wrenches, hammerlocks, headlocks and hits the takeover! Bryan headscissors and squeezes tight!

Cassidy moves around, kicks and kicks and kicks, and kicks so much he bounces his way out of the scissors, to then kip up! Fans fire up and Cassidy catches his breath. Bryan nods and offers a handshake. Cassidy reaches out but Bryan KICKS the leg out again! Bryan drags Cassidy up, bumps him off buckles, and he tags in Claudio. Claudio stomps Cassidy, scoops him and SLAMS him down! Fans rally, Claudio kicks Cassidy around, and Claudio drags him up. Claudio scoops to SLAM again! Claudio gives Cassidy more toying kicks, almost parodying Cassidy. Cassidy frowns, looks to his corner, and fans fire up! Tag to Okada!

Fans go nuts as Rainmaker now stands against Swiss Superman! These two meet again after the Blackpool Combat Club failed to take the NEVER Openweight Six Man titles from Okada and his Dream Trio. They tie up, go around, and Claudio powers Okada to ropes. The ref counts, Okada turns things around, and then Okada lets off slowly. Okada fakes chop to pat Claudio on the shoulders. Then he drop toeholds Claudio, drops an elbow on the back, then he swings on Bryan! Bryan gets away and Okada smirks as Bryan wags his finger. Claudio ROCKS Okada, but Okada ROCKS Claudio! They go back and forth, forearm for forearm!

Fans rally up, Okada UPPERCUTS, but Claudio UPPERCUTS! The UPPERCUTS go back and forth now, and Okada gets the edge! Okada scoops Claudio to SLAM him down! Tag back to Cassidy and Cassidy goes up top! Cassidy calls for the flips, but he just FALLING ELBOW DROPS! Cover, TWO! Claudio scowls but Cassidy is on him. Claudio wrenches, whips, but Cassidy goes up and out. Cassidy ducks a punch, but Claudio bumps him off buckles! And ROCKS him after all! Then Claudio suplexes and he carries Cassidy all the way over to tag Bryan! Claudio hangs Cassidy out to dry, and Bryan goes up to GUILLOTINE KNEE! Cover, TWO!

Dynamite goes picture in picture as Bryan keeps on Cassidy with a neck wrench. Cassidy endures, fans rally up, and Cassidy fights around. Bryan grabs an arm to wrench and isolate it, and he STOMPS it! Cassidy writhes but Bryan drags him up. Bryan tags Claudio, they mug Cassidy, and Claudio stays between Cassidy and Okada. Claudio UPPERCUTRS Cassidy down, covers, TWO! Claudio keeps Cassidy down with a cobra clutch. Cassidy fights up, reaches out, but Claudio whips Cassidy away. Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls to RANA! Claudio flounders, fans rally up, hot tag to Bryan! Bryan drags Cassidy away from Okada!

Bryan has a toehold and he turns Cassidy over to tie up the legs. Bryan drops a knee on Cassidy’s back, then fishhooks the face! Bryan drops another knee on Cassidy, then another, then another and another and then ghost pins! TWO, but Bryan keeps Cassidy from Okada. Tag to Claudio, the BCC mug Cassidy again, and Claudio taunts Okada before he drops an elbow! Cover, TWO! Claudio clamps onto Cassidy again, back to the cobra clutch! Dynamite returns to single picture as fans rally up. Cassidy fights to his feet, throws shots, but Claudio whips him to an open corner. Claudio then runs in, but Cassidy dodges and Claudio hits only buckles!

Cassidy crawls, but Claudio runs in again. Cassidy TOSSES Claudio up and out! Fans fire up as Cassidy crawls, but Claudio sneaks around the outside. Claudio intercepts Cassidy just in time! Claudio deadlift gut wrenches for a SUPLE- SUNSET FLIP! Claudio flails to stay up, then he hoists Cassidy right up, but Cassidy SATELLITE DDTS! Fans fire up while both men are down and a standing count climbs! Cassidy and Claudio stir, head for their corners, but Claudio grabs Cassidy’s foot. Cassidy BOOTS Claudio away, hot tags to Bryan and Okada! Philly goes nuts getting the Forbidden Door rematch!

Okada and Bryan stare down as they step into the ring. Bryan points out how Okada injured his arm and now there’s the metal rod in there. Bryan CHOPS, so Okada forearms! CHOP! Forearm! CHOP! Forearm! Fans fire up and Bryan CHOPS again! Okada forearms again! CHOP! Forearm! Fans fire up as Bryan shakes his head to CHOP! And KICK! And KICK! And KICK! Bryan whips, Okada ducks ‘n’ dodges to ELBOW Bryan down! Fans fire up with Okada and he whips Bryan to a corner. Okada runs in to BACK ELBOW, kick and DDT! Cover, TWO! Okada keeps cool, this is his standard formula. He scoops and SLAMS, then goes to a corner!

Okada climbs, but Bryan runs in. Okada jumps up and over, then FLAPJACKS Bryan! Cover, TWO! Bryan stays in this but Okada hauls him up. Okada gut wrenches but Bryan slips free! Bryan grabs the arm, he wrangles Okada down but Okada still fights, so Bryan STOMPS that arm! Bryan eggs Okada on, then KICKS him! And KICKS him! And KICKS him! Fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” with every shot! Bryan then takes aim, but Okada ducks the buzzsaw to roll Bryan up! TWO, into the omoplata! LEBELL LOCK!! Okada endures, reaches out, pushes back to a cover, TWO, into a ghost pin! TWO!! Both men stand, Bryan dodges to-

NO, Okada dodges the Busaiku knee to get around, ripcord and- NO, Bryan avoids the Rainmaker lariat! Bryan CHOPS, but Okada just glares at him. Bryan CHOPS! And CHOPS! Okada ROCKS Bryan right back! Okada whips, Bryan goes up and over, then keeps moving! Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges but so does Okada! DOUBLE CROSSBODIES collide! Fans are thunderous as both men are down! “This is Awesome!” as Bryan and Okada crawl. Hot tag to Claudio! Claudio runs in, Okada BOOTS him away, and Cassidy tags in! CROSSBODY, but Claudio catches Cassidy! Only for Okada to BOOT them over! Cover, TWO!

Cassidy watches Claudio sit up, and gives him “devasting” kicks! Well, if Bryan calls his Yes Kicks, should we call these Whatever Kicks? Fans are torn as Cassidy gives Claudio kicks, then REAL KICKS! Fans fire up with Cassidy, and he runs up, but Claudio pops up! Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges but the tilt-o-whirl gets thrown down! For the SWING! But Cassidy sits up in it!? Claudio blocks the DDT to suplex, but into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirls, DDT!! Cover, Bryan breaks it! And he SHOTGUNS Okada for good measure! But Cassidy SHOTGUNS Bryan, then PLANCHAS him down!

Cassidy returns to aim at Claudio. The elbow pad comes off, Cassidy runs in, but Claudio blocks to GIANT SWING!! Fans fire up as Cassidy goes around and around and around, for a count of TEN! FIFTEEN! And then Claudio picks up speed again to get TWENTY-FIVE, into the SCORPION DEATHLOCK!! Cassidy endures the Sharpshooter and reaches out. Claudio drags him away! But Okada BOOTS Claudio! Claudio holds on and roars! Okada goes again but Claudio blocks the boot to UPPERCUT Okada! But that means Cassidy is free! Okada pops Claudio up to an Alabama, and REVERSE NECKBREAKER!

Okada BLASTS Bryan, hauls Claudio up to scoop and SLAM! Okada goes up a corner, takes aim, and MACHO ELBOWS! Fans fire up again and Okada hits the Rainmaker Pose! Cassidy HUGS him! You GOT to give the people what the want, and we also get two snap zoom-outs in one match! But Bryan is up top, and he DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICKS them! Fans boo and Bryan gets Okada up to wrench. But Okada ripcords! Bryan fights the Rainmaker, runs, but into the DORPKICK! Okada tries again, Bryan fires more elbows, but Cassidy runs in to ORANGE PUNCH Bryan! RAINMAKER!!! But then Claudio swings on Okada!

Okada ducks, ripcords, but Claudio dodges to springboard and UPPERCUT!! But here comes ORANGE- POP-UP UPPER!!!! Cover, BCC WINS!!!

Winner: Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

The Swiss Superman just pinned the International Champion! But wait, Bryan is holding his jaw! Did Bryan get hurt again? Wheeler Yuta & Jon Moxley rush out to check. Is the BCC being whittled down right before our eyes? Meanwhile, the full Best Friends/Chaos contingent hurries out to have Okada stand down. Claudio still has a golden ticket on Cassidy, and Tony Khan’s making it official already! Will Claudio take the International Championship from Cassidy? We also have a stare down of Hook and Yuta, will the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil have to handle The Decoder? Is this all turning into faction warfare before our very eyes?


My Thoughts:

A great Dynamite here with a really star-studded night. Ric Flair showing up as the gift to Sting really was some great stuff given their history, and of course Christian Cage had to rain on the parade. Sting & Darby also had a good moment with Edge, because duh, this is going to give us the Six Man Tag I knew we were getting the moment Edge even showed up here. Hook & RVD of course win against Dark Order, but hard to say where any of that is going. This one might’ve just been because they were in Philly, birthplace of ECW.

And of course, what an awesome main event tag with Okada’s AEW TV debut. Hopefully Bryan isn’t legit hurt after that Orange Punch, as it looks like BCC and Best Friends might have a revived feud going forward. Though I guess that’s assuming the feud was ever considered off. But Cassidy VS Claudio next week for the International title will be awesome stuff, and perhaps could go either way. Yuta and Hook interacting is cool, too, with a potential FTW Championship match happening for both guys to really show their technical abilities but also their hardcore sides, because we know both guys have that in them.

Really good Six Man Tag for the ROH titles, but I figured Hung Bucks would retain. But then that home invasion promo from Swerve was actually powerful stuff. There have been promos like that before, but not quite the way Swerve did them. Both the way he filmed it and just the tone of it really blows the other examples out of the water. This is all why Swerve does deserve to be a singles champion in AEW. Swerve VS Hangman rematch at Full Gear is going to be awesome stuff, and I almost want them to go with an Unsanctioned Match just so they can go wild with it to give us a blow-off.

Great match from Shida VS Soho, with really clever uses of the spray paint and other cheat spots. Shida was of course going to retain, and given what “Hold That Butler!” teased, it is of course going to be Storm facing the champion at Full Gear. I like the field in that Fatal 4 Way to give Shida a challenger on Collision, and it is hard to say who from Skye, Willow, Anna and Abadon will win. However, it just feels right that with Halloween just a week away, Abadon makes a great return to give Shida one more great defense before Full Gear. And that is because, with how things are feeling, Timeless Toni Storm could totally take that title off Shida at Full Gear, as much of a shame that is for Shida.

Great promo from Jericho to tease him bringing someone into this story, and the only person I can think that Jericho means is Paul “Big Show” Wight, harkening back to #JeriShow when they were a half decent tag team. Good promo from Wardlow to explain why he’s suddenly after MJF again, and it does make some sense. Wardlow can’t stand that others have forgiven and accepted MJF when MJF was the worst of the worst, AND Wardlow can’t stand that after beating MJF (during what was basically worked-shoot story of MJF not being happy until he got paid a crap ton of money), it is MJF who gets all the best opportunities. Wardlow got booked into a BS corner where QT helped Hobbs beat him, and Wardlow never got any real revenge, and so he’s going back to the root of the problems: MJF.

And speaking of MJF, great stuff from him at the opening of the show, which is the surprising thing in itself. Would’ve thought they’d have MJF be middle or even main event. But having The Devil of AEW show up separate from MJF is great stuff to establish it is someone else under the mask. Great promo with MJF, Adam Cole and “Simp Strong” as MJF put it, Roddy again messes up how to be a good friend by acting like he’s having to step down to MJF’s level. Great Dynamite Diamond Ring match, and I’m surprised they went with MJF retaining the ring all on his own. But Roddy & Kingdom failing to make the save while Acclaimed succeeded was also a great move, but I should’ve figured MJF would be reluctant to team with Caster.

Omega making a challenge to MJF for Collision is awesome, and that match will be awesome. Something has to happen on Collision that not only helps MJF retain but compels MJF to accept The Acclaimed’s help because who is there for MJF to turn to? MJF rejected Roddy & Kingdom for good reason, but former Pinnacle members ain’t helping MJF (where’d Shawn Spears disappear to this time?) and any other trio probably just hates MJF for his past, too. Samoa Joe had a good promo with MJF, though, setting himself up as next for after even Jay White on Full Gear. Maybe Joe subs in for Adam Cole so that MJF has a proper tag title match against The Gunns during the Zero Hour because that keeps MJF fresh for his match with White, and therefore better off for when Joe gets his turn.

My Score: 8.8/10


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

The Collision Cowboys ride again!

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Can Papa Gunn breathe with the Switchblade?

The Bang Bang Scissor Gang wants to run AEW, but they need to prove they can work together, no matter what! Will Jay White, Colten & Billy make a winning combination?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • No Disqualifications: Sammy Guevara VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs; Hobbs wins.
  • FTR VS Shane Taylor Promotions; FTR wins.
  • Thunder Rosa VS Ladybird Monroe; Rosa wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Jay White, Colten Gunn & Billy Gunn VS The Iron Savages & Jacked Jameson; White, Colten & Billy win.
  • Bryan Keith VS Malakai Black; Malakai wins.
  • Serena Deeb VS Lady Frost; Deeb wins.
  • Bryan Danielson VS Jun Akiyama; Bryan wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

No Disqualifications: Sammy Guevara VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs!

Just last night on Rampage, The Spanish God called out the Don Callis Family, and then got jumped by the Don Callis Family! Callis and the rest of the family has been banned from ringside, as has Chris Jericho, this must be settled between Sammy and Hobbs! Will there be anything left of Sammy to return home to his wife and daughter? Or will The Book of Hobbs call for no mercy and no remains?

The moment Hobbs hops off the corner, Sammy JUMP KNEES! The bell rings, Sammy runs up to JUMP KNEE again! Hobbs staggers around, but he catches Sammy to TOSS him to a corner! Hobbs runs in, Sammy dodges and RAMS in! Sammy ENZIGIRS, Hobbs staggers, and Sammy springboards, FLYING CUTTER! The fans fire up as Hobbs staggers back to his feet. Sammy runs up to clothesline Hobbs and himself out of the ring! Sammy shouts, “I’m a freakin’ Collider now!” Sammy gets the steel steps in place and the fans fire up. Sammy comes back to whip Hobbs but Hobbs reverses! Sammy leaps the steps!

Hobbs runs up, but Sammy sends him into railing! Sammy repositions the steps, gets space and runs in, to use the steps to LEAP! But Hobbs catches Sammy, and WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM on the steps!! Sammy writhes and flounders away but Hobbs tells the ref to get outta the way. The fans boo, Hobbs soaks it up, and Hobbs drags Sammy up. Hobbs says Sammy wanted this, and he brings Sammy around to DECK him with a haymaker! The fans duel, Hobbs scoops Sammy, APRON POWERSLAM! And again! And again! Hobbs then SLINGS Sammy into railing! The fans fire up as Hobbs says one more time!

Hobbs hauls Sammy back up, for a fake out. Hobbs doesn’t do what the fans want him to do, he does what he wants. Hobbs moves the other set of steps around, brings Sammy back up, and Hobbs whips Sammy hard into railing! Hobbs asks Kevin Kelley what he’s going on about but Kevin isn’t sure Hobbs means. Hobbs tells Kevin to stand up so Kevin does, and then Hobbs demands Kevin hand over his belt. His belt? Hobbs tells him again, give over the belt. Kevin gives in and hands said belt over. Hobbs then takes the belt and uses it to LASH Sammy on the back! Fans are torn but Hobbs LASHES Sammy again!

Sammy writhes, Nigel tells Kevin this is his fault. Hobbs winds up, Sammy dodges the belt to SUPERKICK! And SUPERKICK again! Sammy grabs a chair, and he SMACKS Hobbs with it! And then HEADSHOT! Hobbs flounders against railing but the fans fire up as Sammy stalks him. Sammy tosses Hobbs the chair to KICK it into him! Then Sammy cravats, uses the steps, but Hobbs turns the cutter into a TOSS over the railing! Sammy’s leg clips the top, but Hobbs hauls him back up and over! But Sammy slips free, and CUTTERS to the steps!! Sammy gets the belt now and he LASHES Hobbs in return!

Sammy then goes looking under the ring, and he brings out a table! The fans fire up as Sammy sets the table up nearby. Sammy has security move aside, so he can slide that chair off the table and into Hobbs! Sammy then adds another table! If one is good, more must be better! The fans fire up with Sammy as he has those side by side. Hobbs goes to the apron but Sammy climbs up. Sammy aims and leaps, but Hobbs catches him again!! And he SPINEBUSTERS Sammy through the tables!!! All of Springfield, Missouri lose their minds while the ref checks on both men, and Collision goes picture in picture!

Hobbs snarls as he slowly rises up out of the wreckage. Sammy stirs but Hobbs clears out the debris to bring him up. Hobbs HEADBUTTS Sammy and Sammy staggers away. Sammy gets in the ring but Hobbs pursues. Hobbs climbs the corner?! Hobbs then FLYING LARIATS! The Powerhouse proves he can fly, then he covers, TWO!! Sammy survives but Hobbs grinds him into the mat! Hobbs talks trash on Sammy while he fishhooks the nose and pulls on the ear! Hobbs then drags Sammy up, whips him to a corner hard, and Sammy drops to his knees. Hobbs looms over Sammy, eggs him on, and the fans rally up.

Hobbs talks more trash, stands Sammy back up, and Hobbs whips Sammy hard into another corner! Collision returns to single picture as Sammy crawls around. Hobbs looms over Sammy again, slaps him around, and then whips him into another corner! Hobbs runs up, Sammy dodges and Hobbs hits buckles! Sammy uses the corner to help in the torture rack! Fans fire up as Sammy carries Hobbs, and GO TO HOSPITAL!! Cover, TWO?!? Hobbs survives and Sammy is shocked! The fans rally as Sammy hurries to find himself something more. Sammy takes a monitor from the timekeeper!

Sammy brings the equipment into the ring, MONITOR SHOT!! But that’s not enough so Sammy looks around outside. He finds another table! The fans are thunderous as table number three is put in the ring. Sammy hurries after Hobbs but Hobbs LARIATS Sammy inside-out! Hobbs storms around, grabs the table for his own and sets that up near a corner. Hobbs goes back for Sammy as the fans rally up, and Hobbs hauls Sammy up. Sammy JAWBREAKERS back! Hobbs wobbles, but Sammy SUPERKICKS! Hobbs still wobbles, so Sammy springboards and FLYING- NO, Hobbs catches him again! WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM!! Cover, TWO!!!

Sammy survives and now Hobbs is furious! Hobbs runs to BOOT Sammy down! Hobbs goes out while Sammy flops off the apron. Hobbs looks around under the ring, and he brings out a fourth table! The fans fire up as Hobbs brings this one to the ramp side. Hobbs sets that up, stomps Sammy to keep him down, then he goes to fetch a fifth table! The fans are thunderous, this might be the most tables in a non-table match! Hobbs hauls Sammy up, scoops him, and aims, but Sammy slips free to POST Hobbs first! Sammy fires up again while Hobbs staggers around. Sammy chugs a fan’s beer, then SMASHES Hobbs with the bottle!

The fans fire up as Hobbs ends up on the tables! The fans give Sammy another beer, to SMASH it on Hobbs again! Sammy then goes looking under the ring, and he brings out a LADDER! The fans are loving it, because now we’ve entered TLC territory! Sammy gets that ladder in the ring while the fans lose their minds! Sammy moves table number three outta the way so he can stand his ladder up. And it’s a big ladder! Fans chant “Please Don’t Die!” because this is extra crazy even for Sammy! Sammy climbs to the second highest rung, takes aim, and shoutout to Jeff Hardy! SUPER SWANTON BOMB through the tables!!!

The fans lose their minds all over again as the ref checks Sammy. Sammy gets Hobbs up and into the ring and the fans fire up again. “This is Awesome!” as Sammy takes table number three and sets it back up! Hobbs flounders, Sammy pushes him onto that table and punches him down. Sammy then goes to the corner, which is comparatively short, but Hobbs shoves the ref into Sammy!! Sammy is stuck on the top rope and Hobbs snarls as he storms up after him! Hobbs brings Sammy up for the scoop! WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM THROUGH THE TABLE!! Cover, Hobbs wins!!

Winner: “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs, by pinfall

All that damage done to Hobbs and he still took the win! Is there no stopping the Don Callis Family with the Powerhouse behind it?

 

The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

Jon Moxley is with Claudio Castagnoli as he shares a story. “When Claudio first comes to America, he shows up at the gym to train with William Regal and Dave Taylor. When Dave pulls up, Claudio’s sitting on the front step, there’s no cars around. Dave says, ‘How’d you get here?’ Claudio says, ‘I walked.’ Dave says, ‘From the airport? 20+ miles?’ Claudio says, ‘Yeah.'” That was day one. You think 20 minutes is a lot to Claudio? It’s nothing, he’s a freak. Moxley is a freak in a different way, needing to get hit in the face a couple times just to wake up. And while Moxley’s not a sprinter, he can run all day and all night.

You will never win a war of attrition with the BCC. When it’s a game of who can endure, you have no chance. But the BCC don’t get paid by the hour and they don’t wanna wrestle like they do. So time limit draws for them are unsatisfactory. So congrats, FTR, you pissed them off! Good job. But if you wanna challenge them for Revolution, you wanna pay homage to tag team wrestling in one of the wrestling Meccas, Greensboro, North Carolina, they accept. The four of them will show the world that all that history is just that. This is 2024, this is AEW, the BCC are the elite of the elite, and this sport evolves.

Claudio, what’s Moxley thinking of right now? Well, tag team wrestling, Midnight Express, Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, Arn ‘n’ Tully, Crockett Promotions, its entire history. And about FTR, how they look to the past, how they wanna bring back the past. The BCC looks to the future. The BCC creates the style and the wrestling that they wanna see today. So FTR, if you wanna live in the past, fine. But if you wanna step into the future, that path is through them! And all you have to do is just be better than Moxley & Claudio.

Moxley also keeps thinking, that can’t be all that FTR had. Because it feels like they unloaded all their heavy artillery, every magazine, while the BCC barely pulled the trigger. If FTR want to be big names in Greensboro, then they’ll have to swim in deep, deep waters. Claudio tells FTR to bring the whole bag of tricks, because they’ll need it. The match is set, but just how far will both teams go to settle the score?

 

FTR VS Shane Taylor Promotions!

Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler are ready for another fight with the BCC, but for right now, they’ve got the STP! Will the #TopGuys still be FTR? Or will Lee Moriarty & Shane Taylor himself prove they’re in that conversation now?

The teams sort out and Dax starts against #TAIGASTYLE. Lee and Dax tie up, Lee waistlocks and headlocks, then wrenches to hammerlock. Lee shoves Dax then claps at him, but Dax keeps it cool. Dax tags Cash, Cash runs up but Lee avoids him. The two feel things out, tie up and go around, then break the deadlock. They reset, tie up again, and Lee wrenches to spin Cash and wrangle him. Lee steps over, has La Magistrol, TWO! Lee pushes Cash around and then dances at him. Cash storms up but Lee backs off. Lee smirks at Cash then resets with him. They tie up, Lee headlocks, but Cash powers out.

Cash drops, drops, and hurdles to then ELBOW Lee down! Then arm-drag! Cash has the armlock and he slaps Lee around. Cash tags Dax, whips Lee, drop toehold and elbow drop! Fans rally up and Dax brings Lee up. Dax wrenches but Lee powers him to the corner! Tag to Shane but Dax gets away. Shane and Dax circle, talk some trash, and tie up. Dax headlocks, Shane powers up and out, but Dax RAMS him! Shane says not today! Dax runs again, RAMS again, but Shane stays up. Dax RAMS Shane again, and again, but Shane scoops! Dax slips free, waistlocks, but Shane bucks the O’Conner. Dax ducks ‘n’ dodges, but stays back to avoid hands.

The fans fire up as Dax and Shane reset, tie up, and Dax headlocks. Shane powers up and out, Dax SHOTGUNS him! Shane comes back but Dax avoids the senton! Dax wrenches, but Shane LARIATS! Shane drags Dax up, tags Lee, and STP mugs Dax. Lee throws knees, snapmares Dax and basement dropkicks! Lee drags Dax up, ROCKS hi, but Dax puts him in a corner to CHOP! And CHOP! Dax brings Lee around, wrenches, but Lee ROCKS Dax! And CHOPS him! Dax CHOPS again! And again! Lee swings, Dax ducks and picks Lee up, but Shane tags in before the atomic drop! Lee hobbles away, Dax ROCKS Shane!

Dax runs up to whip Lee but Lee reverses. Dax rebounds off buckles to CLOBBER Lee, but Shane CLOBBERS Dax! Cover, TWO! Dax survives, Shane talks trash on Cash, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Shane drags Dax up, puts him in a corner, then winds up to CHOP! Dax sputters and Shane talks more trash. Shane stands Dax up, winds up, and CHOPS again! Shane keeps Dax in the corner, whips him corner to corner hard, and Dax falls back! Shane talks more trash to Cash but the ref keeps Cash back. Shane tags Lee, STP mugs Dax and Lee puts Dax in a corner. Lee fires forearms, then climbs up to rain down fists! Lee gloats but Dax CHOPS from below! Lee stomps but Dax CHOPS! They clinch, go around, and end up on ropes. Shane tags in, he throws hands on Dax! Shane scoops and SLAMS Dax, then stares Cash down while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Shane has Dax in a bearhug! Dax endures the squeeze but the fans rally up. The ref checks Dax, the hand drops once. The hand drops twice! But then Dax comes back to life! And he BITES Shane’s forehead! The ref reprimands but Shane lets Dax go. Dax back suplexes, but falls over under Shane! Shane covers, TWO! Tag to Lee, and STP gets Dax up. Lee whips Dax but Dax turns the back drop into a cradle! TWO, and Dax CHOPS! Dax puts on a SLEEPER, but Lee RAMS him iont a corner! Tag to Shane, Dax fires hands on STP! Dax swings, Lee gets around to IRON OCTOPUS!

Shane runs up to KNEE Dax! Dax staggers to a corner, Shane clotheslines, then URENAGES! Shane goes up the corner, Cash shouts to Dax, but Shane leaps! Shane FLOPS as Dax moves! Dax and Shane crawl, hot tag to Lee! Lee drags Dax back but Dax hops up and up and hot tags Cash! Cash rallies on Lee, JAB, JAB and HAYMAKER! HAYMAKER for Shane! CHOP for Lee! Cash UPPERCUTS Lee, CHOPS him, then brings Lee out to LARIAT! Shane storms up but Cash spins him and UPPERCUTS! Cash runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges and LARIATS Shane down! Fans fire up but Lee is back! Cash gets around, SLEEPER, into UPPERCUT!

Lee rebounds, into a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Lee survives and bails out while the fans fire up. Cash drags Lee up from the apron, suplexes, but Shane trips Cash! Lee lands on Cash, TWO! Lee waistlocks, Cash switches, but Lee switches! Cash bucks the O’Conner but Lee distracts the ref so Shane can DECK Cash! Lee rolls Cash up, TWO!!! Cash survives but Lee brings him up. Lee whips Cash at the corner but Cash BLASTS Shane! Cash goes up and over Lee, then does it again! Tag to Dax, sunset flip leads to the pop-up, BULLDOG BOMB! Cover, FTR wins!

Winners: FTR, by pinfall

BCC said FTR live in the past, but they used an old school finisher to win! Cash gets the mic now as the fans chant for FTR, and Cash says, “So a few weeks ago, Jon Moxley said, ‘Step up, and get stepped on.'” The fans boo that, but Cash tells Moxley, FTR is like a couple roaches. It’ll take much more than getting stepped to kill them! The fans cheer that! So that said, if BCC has anything more to say, they know where FTR’s gonna be. Dax tells Moxley & Claudio that he heard everything they had to say. They talked about differing styles and different eras, how FTR are throwbacks and the past is what they care about.

“That’s not what this is about. Moxley, you’ve been here since almost the beginning. For almost five years, you’ve been the king of AEW. This is your castle! This is your house, Mox! And I see you, Mox. And I see Claudio, and I see Bryan. I see you walk around the back, and people cower and they fear and they drop their eyes because they’re afraid of you. I think the reason you’re pissed off is you found a couple guys who ain’t scared of you.” The fans cheer that, too! FTR ain’t scared. But if Moxley is the king and this is his castle, it’s been said that to be a king, you gotta kill a king. So Revolution, FTR comes for the king’s head. #TopGuysOut!

The fans fire up as Dax & Cash are ready to be more elite than the elite of the elite! Will either team be left standing after the Revolution?

 

Thunder Rosa VS Ladybird Monroe!

La Mera Mera is ranked #2 in the Women’s Division, and we know the AEW Women’s World Championship is spoken for in terms of a challenger. Will Rosa then look to solidify her spot in the TBS Championship chase?

The bell rings and Rosa circles with Monroe. They tie up, go around, and Rosa waistlocks to SLAM Monroe down. Rosa then facelocks, waistlocks, but Monroe switches. Rosa pries the hold to switch, hammerlock, and then chicken wing! Rosa wants the crossface, too, but Monroe wrenches out to hammerlock back. Monroe pulls hair, talks trash and CLUBS Rosa. Rosa gets mad now. Monroe whips, Rosa reverses and CHOPS! Monroe goes to a corner, and Rosa CHOPS her again! Rosa fires off forearms then bumps Monroe off buckles! Rosa says this is how you climb the ladder! Rosa CHOPS Monroe again!

Rosa winds up but Monroe ducks this chop to stomp Rosa in return. Monroe pie faces and CHOPS Rosa, then CHOPS! Monroe winds up, UPPERCUTS, then snapmares! Monroe cartwheels but Rosa avoids the boot! Rosa rolls Monroe then basement KNEES Monroe down! The fans fire up and Rosa runs side to side, DROPKICK against ropes! Monroe sputters but Rosa drags her up. Fireman’s carry and DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Rosa roars, wants Monroe back up, and Monroe slowly rises. The fans rally as Rosa reels her in. Rosa puts on out, package and TIJUANA BOMB! Cover, Rosa wins!

Winner: Thunder Rosa, by pinfall

“You see this? I’m climbing the ladder, because as we know, Thunder Rosa knows how to work hard.” Rosa vows this is her time, will her comeback be unstoppable?

 

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

Renee Paquette is with The Galaxy’s Greatest, The Babe with the Power and #BigStoke, bringing up the “choice words” from Skye Blue & Julia Hart last night on Rampage. What is their reaction? Stokely wants to start by saying he doesn’t appreciate that hostility. What happened last week, he apologized for. Did he put it on social media at like 3AM and then delete it five minutes later? Absolutely! But the past is the past. Stat said it best, they worry about the future, and that includes those two- Willow says think before you speak, Stokely. “Ho…ly cow, you got something to say.”

And Kris points out Skye is always looking for a fight, so maybe, since they’re 1-1, they go 1v1 next week and Kris beats dat ass. This eclectic trio is ready to fight it out, but will they be able to tear down The House of Black?

 

Six Man Tag: Jay White, Colten Gunn & Billy Gunn VS The Iron Savages & Jacked Jameson!

As the Bang Bang Scissor Gang looks to dominate all of AEW & ROH, they are trying a team remix! Max Caster has a rap for the occasion! “Acclaimed & The Bang Bang, we the real savages. ‘Bout to bring the fight like me against management! These guys’re so mad, they prolly see red!” Oh no, Caster loses the flow! This is a travesty! Bowens takes over to say, “SPRIIINGFIELD, MIZZOU-REEE~! The Bang Bang Scissor Gang has arrived! Scissor Me, Daddy Ass!” And he does~! Will Billy, his son Colten, and the Switchblade make a killer trio? Or will they all end up sipping the Savage Sauce?

The trios sort out and White wants to start, but so does Billy. The fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” so White says okay, Billy can start. Billy stares down Beefcake Boulder and the two circle. They tie up, Billy headlocks but Boulder powers up and out! Billy RAMS Boulder, neither falls, and Boulder shows off #TiddyCity! Billy says okay, “SUCK IT!” and eye poke! Billy then runs Boulder over! The fans fire up, Billy runs and drops an elbow, but Boulder moves! Boulder then runs Billy over! Boulder swivels hips, tags Bulk Bronson, and they get Billy up. It’s time to visit the city! But Billy turns it around and shoves Bronson into Boulder!

Billy brings Bronson over, tags Colten, and they whip, body shot, BOOT and DROPKICK! The father-son combo has the fans fired up, and Colten brings Bronson up. Colten whips Bronson to a corner as White argues with Jacked Jameson. Colten goes to a corner, finger guns with his dad, but Jameson now argues with Billy. The ref is busy breaking those two up as Colten runs in, Boulder pulls Bronson to safety! Colten tumbles up and out and to the floor! Austin and Bowens check on Colten but Bronson SMACKS Colten off the apron! Bronson puts Colten in, covers, ONE!! Bronson drags Colten up and FLAPJACKS him off buckles!

Bronson goes up the ropes to HIP DROP Colten! Tag to Jameson, he HIP DROPS Colten! Boulder tags in, he stomps around and the fans fire up. Boulder brings Colten up, to suplex high and hard! Boulder then says bang bang to mock BBSG. Boulder shakes those hips, tags Jameson, and they double whip Colten, only for Colten to BLAST Bronson! Colten DUMPS Boulder, ELBOWS Jameson, hot tag to White! White may have sniped that one, but he CHOPS Jameson down! And he gets Bronson by his hair, and CHOPS! White CHOPS Jameson, fires off JABS then CHOPS! JAB, CHOP, repeat! CHOP, CHOP, and CHOP!

Bronson runs in but White sends him into Jameson! White then CHOPS Bronson! White whips Bronson but Bronson reverses. Bronson runs up but White dumps him out hard! Jameson runs up but into an URENAGE Cover, Boulder runs in, but White moves! The SPLASH hits Jameson! Boulder freaks out, and White kicks low! Billy gets in, FAMOUSER! The fans fire up as that sends Boulder tumbling! White CHOPS Bronson, Colten CLOBBERS him out of the ring! White shrugs and gets Jameson for the BLADERUNNER!! Cover, BBSG wins!

Winners: Jay White, Colten Gunn & Billy Gunn, by pinfall

It was a rocky start but a smooth finish as the hybrid trio works out! Will this super group be untouchable all the way to the top of the mountain?

 

Backstage interview with Bryan Danielson.

Lexi Nair is with the American Dragon ahead of his main event match tonight against Jun Akiyama. Some consider this a dream match. Bryan says yes, but what Lexi didn’t say and should’ve said is that this the legendary Jun Akiyama. This is a man Bryan respects as one of the greatest wrestlers in history! Someone who is Eddie Kingston’s hero! And Eddie will be on commentary tonight, watching Bryan wrestle one of the greatest wrestlers, and beat him. Bryan vows to defeat the man that is Eddie’s hero. Bryan wants to make it clear, he respects Jun Akiyama and every single thing he has done. But do you know who Bryan does NOT respect? Eddie Kingston.

Bryan says Eddie just made this thing, that their match at Revolution is about a handshake. That if Eddie wins, Bryan has to shake Eddie’s hand and show him respect, and he thinks that’ll kill Bryan inside. And maybe it will. Because Bryan does NOT respect Eddie, and do you know why? Because if Eddie was asked to do a promo, do you know how he’d do it? Lexi’s interviewed him, right? And what would he say? “Oh, the boom! Oh the lights! Oh, you’ve got shoes on! Oh!” Then he’d say this, that and whatever, storm off and that’s it. He is NOT a professional, has NEVER been a professional!

Bryan has known Eddie for 20 YEARS, and Eddie is someone who had more potential than anybody Bryan has ever met, and he WASTED it! WASTED it until just this last year! But not only does Bryan not respect Eddie, Eddie’s waste of potential just pisses Bryan off. That is why Bryan will win against Eddie at Revolution for the Continental Triple Crown. The American Dragon wants to destroy the Mad King, but will he start with the Japanese legend?

 

Bryan Keith VS Malakai Black!

The Bounty Hunter wants gold, but he’ll have to step into the shadows first. The House of Black has been nothing but brutal and sadistic, will Malakai add Keith to the body count?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. Keith stares Malakai down, and both men hear the fans cheering. Malakai and Keith circle, tie up, and Keith wrenches and wristlocks. Malakai moves around, spins through and wrenches to snapmare. Malakai headlocks but Keith slips out to wrench and wristlock again. Malakai snapmares and chinlocks but Keith wrenches out again. Malakai breaks free, tripos Keith but Keith kicks him away. Malakai storms back up but Keith trips him to cover, ONE! The two stand off and the fans rally up. Malakai and Keith reset and circle again. They tie up, Malakai ROCKS Keith, then ROCKS him again!

Malakai whips, Keith reverses but things speed up. Keith BOOTS Malakai down! Fans fire up with Keith and he storms up on Malakai. Keith ROCKS and CHOPS on repeat! Malakai KNEES Keith away, but Keith KICKS in return! And KICKS! Malakai KICKS back! Keith steps over, snap suplexes, and he then drops a knee! Cover, TWO! Malakai snarls but the fans rally with Keith. Keith brings Malakai around, reels him in, underhooks, but Malakai slips free of the lift! Keith fireman’s carries but Malakai slips free to KICK! Malakai blocks a kick to ELBOW Keith down! Keith goes to the apron and Malakai drags him up.

Keith GAMANGIRIS back, but Malakai BOOTS Keith down! Keith hits railing on the way down and Malakai snarls as Collision goes picture in picture.

Keith sits up, clutches the back of his head, and Malakai goes out after him. Malakai drags Keith up, KICKS him against railing, then BOOTS him! Keith staggers away, Malakai runs up and BOOTS him again! Malakai has Keith against railing, KICKS him again, and Keith drops to his knees. Malakai stands Keith up to put him in the ring. Malakai runs up but Keith KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! Malakai is in a corner but Keith whips him corner to corner. Keith runs up, blocks a boot, but Malakai KNEES him down! Cover, TWO! Malakai keeps his eyes on Keith, then pushes him down for a knee drop!

Malakai paces while Keith checks his face. Malakai drags Keith up, but Keith CHOPS! Malakai ROUNDHOUSES Keith down! Cover, TWO! Keith stays in this but Malakai stays on him with a scoop and SLAM! Malakai drops another knee, then covers, TWO! Malakai keeps cool and he clamps onto Keith with a chinlock. Keith sputters as he endures, and he fights up to his feet. Keith throws body shots, then knees, but Malakai knees in return! And UPPERCUTS! Keith ROCKS Malakai with a forearm but Malakai gives it back! They go shot for shot, Collision returns to single picture, and Malakai snapmares to KICK Keith!

Malakai stands Keith back up but Keith drags him into a cradle, TWO! Keith ROCKS Malakai, Malakai hits back, then Malakai blocks a boot. Keith dodges, Malakai dodges, but Keith DECKS Malakai! And LARIATS! The fans rally as Keith LARIATS again! Keith scoops for the EXPLODER! Malakai slowly rises and the fans fire up! Keith fireman’s carries, USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO! The fans fire up for Keith as he aims at Malakai. Keith drags Malakai up, underhooks, but Malakai fights and the leg gives up! Malakai shoves Keith to a corner, but Keith pops Malakai up. The knee still holds Keith back so Malakai CLUBS Keith on the back.

Malakai waistlocks but Keith elbows free, and uses ropes for the TORNADO DDT! Both men are down and the fans fire up! A standing count starts but the fans rally up. Both men are down at 5 of 10, but they stir at 6. Keith and Malakai both sit up like a Deadman! Then they stand and fire forearms again! Keith KICKS, Malakai forearms, they fire more shots, then Malakai KICKS! Keith ROCKS Malakai, but Malakai trips Keith! Keith blocks the knee to fire boxing elbows! ROLLING- NO, Malakai knees low and sweeps the legs! Malakai runs up to BOOT Keith to a corner! Malakai runs in, is put on the apron, but he ROCKS Keith first!

Malakai goes up, but Keith RISING HEADBUTTS! Malakai wobbles up top and fans fire up! Keith climbs, brings Malakai into a clinch, but Malakai throws down elbows! Malakai HEADBUTTS Keith down, adjusts, and DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS!! Keith sputters, Malakai BOOTS and JUMP KNEES! Then GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Keith escapes and Malakai is stunned! The fans fire up but Malakai brings Keith up. The fans rally, Malakai takes aim, BLACK- NO, Keith ducks! KNEE! And then underhooks! TIGER DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives and the fans are thunderous!

Keith goes to a corner, gets his bad leg moving, and he aims at Malakai. “This is Awesome!” as Kevin runs into THE END!! Cover, Malakai wins!

Winner: Malakai Black, by pinfall

The Dark Father returned to singles action, and he was victorious! But then the lights go out? Why? Malakai’s already here! But then the lights come on and Mark Briscoe is here with a kendo stick! Malakai wants Mark to show mercy, but here come Buddy & Brody! Mark dodges Buddy to SMACK Brody! And then a SMACK for Buddy! Mark ducks the heel kick to UPPERCUT! Mark gets the kendo stick back, takes aim again, but then thinks of something else. He has a STEEL SPIKE! The same kind Julia Hart stabbed Mark with just a couple weeks ago! Mark aims at Malakai, but Malakai dodges! The spike stabs the buckle pad!

BLACK MASS, and then DANTE’S INFERNO!! The House of Black took Mark’s revenge and turned it around on him. Will Mark learn that no matter what, The House Always Wins?

 

Serena Deeb VS Lady Frost!

The Professor of Professional Wrestling is looking for her path to a championship, and you do that by winning. Deeb had studied up for Kiera Hogan, but cards are subject to change. Will Deeb still pass the pop quiz? Or will she be iced out of the title chase already?

The bell rings and the two circle. Deeb and Frost tie up, and Deeb wrenches to a wristlock. Frost trips Deeb, knuckle lock covers, ONE as Deeb gets a shoulder up. Frost pushes the arm down, ONE as Deeb gets the other arm up. Frost tries again, ONE as Deeb bridges! They stand, go around, and Deeb straitjackets Frost. Frost powers out to straitjacket Deeb in return. Deeb wriggles and wiggles through the straitjacket to put it back on Frost. Deeb brings Frost to her knees, then digs her knees into Frost! Frost endures as she’s bent back, so Deeb tosses her away! The fans cheer and Deeb flexes.

Deeb and Frost tie up, Frost headlocks, but Deeb wrenches out to arm-drag Frost away. Frost goes to a corner, Deeb runs up but Frost BOOTS her! Frost cartwheels over then basement dropkicks Deeb down! Frost whips, Deeb reverses but Frost goes up and over and handsprings away! Fans fire up but Deeb runs Frost over! Deeb says this is HER ring. Things speed up, Deeb ducks ‘n’ dodges and arm-drags into a takedown, spinning toehold into a TRAILER HITCH! Frost endures, Deeb pulls on the foot, but Frost has the ROPEBREAK! Deeb lets go quick and fans cheer her own as Collision goes picture in picture.

Deeb waits on Frost while she’s on the apron. Frost shakes out the legs, steps back in, and then Deeb runs up! Frost puts Deeb in a corner, CHOPS her, but Deeb CHOPS back! Deeb CHOPS but Frost pushes Frost to CHOP again! Frost stomps a mudhole into Deeb, then brings her around for a FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Deeb flounders to ropes but Frost hobbles over. Deeb kicks low, UPPERCUTS and Frost staggers back. Deeb UPPERCUTS again, swings but Frost dodges the chop to stomp and UPPERCUT! Frost snapmares Deeb and clamps on a headlock. Deeb endures and fights around. Frost facelocks, Deeb still fights up, but Frost throws Deeb down! Cover, TWO!

Deeb goes to ropes but Frost storms over. Frost bumps Deeb off buckles, goes corner to corner and RAMS into Deeb! Then she handsprings and RAMS in again! Frost lets off to then bring Deeb up and CHOP! Deeb sputters while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Frost has Deeb in another clinch. Deeb powers up and out, drops down then blocks a kick to DRAGON SCREW! Frost writhes and Deeb pounds the mat. The fans rally, Deeb winds up and CLOBBERS Frost! And CLOBBERS her! Deeb JABS, JABS and JABS! Deeb winds up, the fans fire up, but Frost kicks low! Frost whips Deeb, Deeb ducks ‘n’ dodges and dodges again, to LARIAT! The fans fire up with Deeb and she shakes the ropes! Deeb drags Frost up, whips her to a corner but Frost reverses. Frost runs up, blocks a boot, but Deeb brings her in to KICK! Deeb then goes out, catches Frost in the ropes, and HOTSHOT NECKBREAKERS!

Deeb stalks Frost as she staggers away, and then reels her in, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Frost survives but Deeb looms over her. Deeb drags Frost up, reels her in, and tucks the arms, DEEB- NO, Frost fights off the Deebtox and back drops free! Deeb goes to a corner, Frost runs up to GAMANGIRI! Deeb staggers, Frost runs up, cartwheel and spin, CHILLA DRILLA! Cover, TWO!! Deeb survives and Frost is furious! Frost aims, spins, but Deeb ducks the roundhouse to ripcord and ELBOW! Then wrench, hammerlock, and PEPSI TWIST! The fans fire up and Deeb gets the leg! HALF CRAB! Frost endures, but taps! Deeb wins!

Winner: Serena Deeb, by submission

The Professor didn’t even need the full Serenity Lock, she’s just that good. Deeb gets the mic and says, “The Women’s Division in AEW is heating up, baby!” Fans cheer that! “Now, I put the locker room on notice when I came back, but I’ll remind you again. Any woman that wants to step up in this ring, any woman that wants to join this Women’s Division, the Professor will be here waiting in Deeb’s Dojo, waiting for the best, because I’m here to elevate this Women’s Division!” The fans cheer that, too! Deeb says, “When The Professor wrestles, the lights don’t turn out. When The Professor wrestles, the picture doesn’t go black ‘n’ white.

“But when The Professor is in the ring, I wrestle! And Serena Deeb is back to claim the division, and I’m here to put the wrestling back in All Elite Wrestling!” The fans fire up for that one! Deeb has called out the champions, will she get to take a title away from one of those champions?

 

Eddie Kingston makes his way to the ring!

Springfield cheers on The Mad King as he joins commentary, just as Bryan said he would. But he isn’t putting on the headset just yet, he must want to wait on the legend. Will Eddie’s hero slay the American Dragon? Or will Bryan beat Blue Thunder like he did Blue Justice?

Bryan Danielson VS Jun Akiyama!

The bell rings and Bryan stares Jun down as the fans rally up. They both hear the fans mixing “YES! YES! YES!” and “HAI! HAI! HAI!” The two circle, feel things out, and Jun backs Bryan down. Bryan gets around, they still look for control, and then knuckle lock. They keep going around, then clinch, then Bryan waistlocks. Jun wrenches but Bryan grabs a leg. Bryan waistlocks, the fans duel, and Jun spins to get the arm. Bryan puts Jun on ropes, the ref counts, and Bryan lets off slowly. Bryan pats Jun on the shoulders then backs away. Jun nods and resets with Bryan. They tie up, Jun headlocks, and he grinds the hold.

Bryan powers up and out but Jun runs him over! Things keep going, Jun runs Bryan over! Bryan trips Jun, turns him over, and hooks up the legs. The fans rally as Bryan grabs at the arms. Jun resists but Bryan pulls the arms back. Jun fights that off, so Bryan STOMPS the knees! Bryan drags Jun, GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Bryan drops a knee on the knee and he pulls on the leg! Jun endures, keeps his shoulders up, and the fans rally up. Bryan pulls the leg, Jun reaches out, but Bryan drags him from ropes. Bryan drops an elbow on the knee but Jun catches him for a chinlock! Bryan fights that off but ends up in an ARMBAR!

Bryan rolls, slips out the back and ties up the legs. The fans rally, Bryan has the deathlock and he SNAPS it! Jun endures, Bryan stands up to SNAP it again! Bryan then stands up again, bridges back, MUTA LOCK! Jun endures, claws at Bryan’s face, and the ref reprimands! Jun lets go but Bryan lets the leglock go. Jun hobbles over, stomps Bryan down, then throws hands. Bryan stands but Jun wrenches the arm. Jun twists the wrist and bends the fingers! Then ELBOW BREAKER! Bryan drops to his knees and the fans fire up! Jun stalks Bryan, pushes him and KNEES the arm again and again!

Jun hammerlocks the arm but Bryan fights up. They go around and around and Bryan SLINGS Jun to the floor! Jun stands, but Bryan DIVES into a forearm! Jun evens things up and goes to the apron as Collision goes picture in picture.

Jun stands Bryan up, to APRON EXPLODER! Both men tumble to the floor but Jun stands up first. Bryan sits up and Jun hears the ring count. Jun drags Bryan up, RAMS him into steel steps, then pushes him into the ring. Jun stalks Bryan to a corner, sits him up, and then runs corner to corner for a KNEE! Jun snapmares to a cover, TWO! Bryan is hanging in there but Jun clamps on with a chinlock. Bryan endures as Jun digs his knee into Bryan’s back. Bryan fights up, powers Jun to a corner, and the ref moves aside. Bryan is free, and he KCISK! And KICKS! And KICKS! Jun eggs Bryan on!

Bryan KICKS Jun again and again but Jun just takes it! Jun ROCKS Bryan, snapmares, and runs to SLIDING KNEE! Cover, TWO! Bryan is still in this but Jun drags him out to the apron! Jun then stomps away on Bryan, but lets off as the ref counts. Jun stomps Bryan again, then shrugs as the ref reprimands. Jun stomps Bryan again and Collision returns to single picture. Jun lines up a shot, and the fans fire up as Jun APRON KNEE DROPS! Bryan flops to the floor and the fans fire up again! The ref checks Bryan, he’s somehow okay to continue, so Jun drags him up. Jun brings Bryan in for a suplex but Bryan fights it! Bryan suplexes Jun to the floor!

Bryan refreshes the ring count, then aims from the apron, FLYING KNEE! Down goes Jun and fans fire up! Bryan drags Bryan up and puts him in. Bryan climbs, the fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” Jun stands and Bryan MISSILE DROPKICKS! Jun ends up in a corner, Bryan fires up again and the fans are with him. Bryan runs in to DROPKICK! Bryan keeps moving, and he DROPKICKS again! Bryan keeps going, but Jun LARIATS! The fans fire up, “This is Awesome!” as Jun storms back up to Bryan. Jun drags Bryan up but Bryan wrangles him down! LEBELL LOCK!! Jun endures, reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK!

The ref counts, Bryan lets go fast but in frustration. Bryan drags Jun around, and he goes to a corner! Bryan climbs up, but Jun stands! Jun storms up to ROCK Bryan! Jun fires more hands, climbs up, and fans fire up with Jun! But Bryan throws body shots! And a HEADBUTT! Jun hops back, Bryan goes up, MISSILE- KNEE!! Jun counters and then reels Bryan in, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives but Jun keeps his cool. Jun sits Bryan up for knee after knee, then runs, into a takedown! HALF CRAB! Jun endures but Bryan shifts his grip for an ANKLE LOCK! Jun endures again, reaches out, but Bryan reels him in! GERMAN SUPLEX!

Bryan huffs and puffs while the fans fire up! Jun sits up slowly and Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! The fans chant but Jun blocks! Jun CLUBS the leg, then EXPLODERS! The OG Exploder hits and Jun covers, TWO! GUILLOTINE CHOKE! Bryan is stuck in body scissors, too! Bryan fights, pushes, tries to stack but Jun keeps his own shoulders up! The fans rally and Bryan throws body shots! Bryan shifts and reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Jun lets go, and then runs up to KNEE Bryan! Bryan ROUNDHOUSES back! And then GERMAN SUPLEX! Jun is right back up! EXPLODER! SLIDING KNEE!!

Both men are down and the fans are thunderous! The fans count along with the standing count, and both men are down at 5 of 10. Bryan and Jun go to corners, the fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” Bryan and Jun stand at 8, and they run in, DOUBLE BUSAIKU KNEES!! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! Jun and Bryan rise, and Jun storms up to ROCK Bryan with a forearm! Bryan shakes his head, and he ROCKS Jun in return! Jun ROCKS Bryan again, so Bryan ROCKS Jun again! The fans rally as the forearms keep going back and forth! They go faster and faster, and June DECKS Bryan!

The fans fire up again as Jun waits on Bryan. Bryan sit sup, Jun brings him in, fisherman and- NO, Bryan fights and arm-drags free! Jun runs up but into a KNEE from Bryan! Jun falls over but Bryan shakes his head. Bryan goes to the corner, aims, “YES! YES! YES!” Jun rises up, Bryan runs in, BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, Bryan wins!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall

The American Dragon survives the Japanese legend, and Eddie says he gives Bryan his due. Eddie’s problem with Bryan was never about his talent, the problem is Bryan’s problem with Eddie. Bryan gives Jun his due by shaking his hand. But then Bryan flips Eddie off! So Jun SLAPS Bryan! Jun doesn’t like the disrespect shown and Bryan apologizes. Bryan offers another handshake, Jun takes it, but Bryan LOW BLOWS Jun! Eddie runs up to TACKLE Bryan! The fans fire up as Eddie punches away on Bryan! The ref reprimands but Eddie doesn’t care, he just keeps hitting Bryan! But then Claudio runs up to tackle Eddie!

The BCC beats Eddie down, but then here comes FTR! Cash & Dax brawl with Claudio & Bryan! The fans fire up as FTR runs the BCC off! BREAKING NEWS via Tony Schiavone! Wednesday Night Dynamite, Six Man Tag: FTR & Eddie VS Bryan, Claudio & Moxley! Will the Top Guys and Mad King finally beat some respect into the BCC?


My Thoughts:

A really good Collision here, lots of good story build for both Revolution and just in general. Great opening match with the No Disqualification match, but I’m surprised Hobbs won after all the stuff Sammy was doing. I mean, that’s good for Hobbs, he really should be winning things. Maybe it’s also to build Hobbs up so that when the Don Callis Family ends up fighting Ospreay & Fletcher, Ospreay & Fletcher are made even bigger deals when they beat Hobbs & Takeshita. Good win for Rosa and really good win for Deeb, both are going strong at perhaps just the right time. Deeb also had a really good promo, both should definitely be challenging for titles after Revolution going towards Double or Nothing.

Great trios match for Bang Bang Scissor Gang, and of course there was a moment of dysfunction where White gets the tag and not Billy. BBSG still wins, but I’m more surprised by Caster losing the flow on his rap. If that was legit, I feel bad for him, but maybe he wrote himself into a corner with “red” and the rhymes being bad (something something head, something something dead). I mean, he did just say he and management argue, maybe he held himself back because he didn’t want Tony Khan upset over blatantly naughty rhymes. And also, despite me wanting them to actually go for more gold, it feels like we’re just a moment away from BBSG breaking up and fighting for all the trios titles.

Great match from Bryan Keith and Malakai Black for the hell of it, and it gives Malakai a solid singles win. When Malakai hasn’t had one of those in awhile, that’s only because he hasn’t had a singles match in a long time. A little surprising Mark Briscoe didn’t get away with his ambush. He could’ve just bailed out when Buddy & Brody showed up but I guess that wouldn’t be in-character for Mark. Maybe Keith will be an ally for Mark against The House of Black since FTR is a bit busy right now. Speaking of which, great tag match of FTR VS STP and of course FTR wins. Good promo from BCC to set up the rematch at Revolution, I feel like they should make a point that the time limit isn’t 20 minutes but I can’t even remember if PPVs have time limits on matches.

And great tie-in of BCC with the main event tonight. Bryan VS Jun was a great match, Eddie was great on commentary because he knew Jun’s moveset and style so he was saying what was coming. Bryan won, of course, adding another Triple Crown Champion to the list since he’s coming after Eddie’s Triple Crown. I had a feeling Bryan was going to disrespect Jun, but it was only because Jun told him to respect Eddie. Great brawl to set up Eddie & FTR VS BCC for Dynamite, that’ll make for a strong go-home going towards Revolution.

My Score: 8.7/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (2/23/24)

The Young Bucks are on a Rampage!

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The EVPs demand your respect!

As Revolution approaches and the AEW World Tag Team Championship match looms, Matthew & Nicholas Jackson look to stay sharp in the ring! Who will feel their wrath as proxies to Darby Allin & Sting?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Trios Triple Threat: Private Party & Matt Sydal VS Top Flight & Action Andretti VS Bryan Keith, Komander & Penta El Zero Miedo; Keith, Komander & Penta win.
  • The Young Bucks VS Jonny Lyons & Cappuccino Jones; The Bucks win.
  • Mariah May VS Anna Jay; Mariah wins.
  • Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Jake Hager; Roddy wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Trios Triple Threat: Private Party & Matt Sydal VS Top Flight & Action Andretti VS Bryan Keith, Komander & Penta El Zero Miedo!

With all the trios titles belonging to the Bang Bang Scissor Gang, many others are trying their hands at the trios game. Will Isiah Kassidy, Marq Quen and the Zen Assassin open their third eyes? Will Dante, Darius & The Sight to See be flying high? Or will the Bounty Hunter, the AAA Cruiserweight Champion and The Man with No Fear steal the spotlight from them all?

In this form of Triple Threat, only two trios are legal at one time, so Action steps up to stare down Sydal. The fans rally up as the two talk some smack, and they circle. They tie up, go around, and Sydal headlocks for a takeover. Action stands up but Sydal hits another takeover. Sydal then snapmares but Action handsprings through! Fans cheer and the two go again. Sydal tilt-o-whirls to RANA, but Action handsprings through again! Action dusts himself off, but Sydal runs up. Action wrenches, CHOPS, and then knuckle locks to go up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAG! Fans fire up as Action DROPKICKS Sydal down!

Action kips up and smiles while Top Flight talks some smack to Private Party. Action then runs and IMPLODER TORNILLOS onto Sydal! Cover, ONE, but Action tags Darius. They double whip Sydal, but Sydal KICKS and KICKS and SOBATS! Fans fire up with Sydal and he gets a “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” chant going. Sydal KICKS Darius’ leg over an dover, but Darius catches him to a pump-handle GUTBUSTER! Then GAMANGIRI! Sydal flounders away, Bryan Keith tags in! Keith runs up but Darius headlocks. Keith powers up and out, Darius RAMS him, but Keith rebounds to BOOT! Darius falls, Kassidy tags in!

The fans rally as Zay dodges Keith, fires “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” and then ROCKS Keith. Zay whips, Keith reverses, but Zay goes up and Quen tags in. Zay RANAS Keith into Quen’s GAMANGIRI! Then Quen springboards to SPLASH Keith! Cover, TWO! Keith is still in this and he tags out to Penta! The fans fire up as Penta somersaults in, but Quen shows he can somersault, too. The fans rally for “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta tells Quen to listen, CERO! MIEDO! Queen says okay, but “What do we want? SHOTS!” Quen shoves Penta, so Penta takes off the glove. The fans fire up, and Penta makes the pass to Alex Abrahantes!

Penta says again, CERO! MIEDO! Another pie face, but Dante tags in off Quen. Dante shoves Penta but then Komander tags in. Quen jumps on Dante, he and Penta mug him, and then everyone else rushes in! It’s a nine man melee and the ref reprimands them all! Things spill out, Dante and Komander stay in. Dante breaks free to JUMP KNEE, then runs, but Komander dodges! Dante mule kicks, whips, but Komander reverses to hook Dante up, COBRA TWIST, into a tilt-o-whirl RANA! Fans fire up as Dante flounders to a corner. Komander runs corner to corner but Dante dodges! Komander elbows back, then SUPERKICKS!

Dante flounders away, Komander jumps up top, and Komander tightrope walks to ARABIAN PRESS ARM-DRAG! Then a DROPKICK! The fans fire up as Komander covers, TWO! Komander tags Penta before he runs in, but Dante jumps up and over! Penta runs in to SLINGBLADE! And then SLINGBLADE again! Dante staggers up, into a SUPERKICK! Action tags in to springboard, into a SUPERKICK! Private Party sends Darius into barriers! Penta tags Keith, puts Action in a corner, and GAMANGIRIS! Komander runs in, Penta is the step stool for Komander to FLYING FOREARM!

Komander feeds Dante to Keith’s fireman’s carry, USHIGOROSHI! Cover, Zay breaks it! The fans rally, Quen tags in off Keith, and Quen stomps away on Action as Rampage goes picture in picture!

Quen stomps and stomps but the ref counts. Quen lets off to drag Action up and bump him off buckles. Quen runs up to RAM Action, then tags in Zay. Private Party keeps Action trapped, Zay ENZIGIRIS Action down! Zay stomps now, “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Zay lets off to kick-step, then he tags Sydal. They stomp Action, “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Sydal lets off to rally the fans, then he drags Action up. Action throws body shots but Sydal CLUBS him down. Sydal stands Action up again to back suplex, but Action lands out, only for Sydal to HEEL KICK! Tag to Quen and Quen slingshot SENTONS!

Rampage returns to single picture as Quen stomps Action back to the corner. Tag to Zay, Quen snap suplexes Action down for Zay to slingshot SENTON! Zay smirks and then drags Action up. Zay puts Action in the corner, CHOPS, then tags Quen. Private Party double whip Action to ropes, but Action ducks ‘n’ handsprings to DOUBLE BACK ELBOW! The fans fire up as Action and Private Party are all down. Action crawls, Quen grabs at a foot but hot tag to Dante! Dante rallies on Quen, whips, but Quen reveres. Quen runs in at the corner, Dante slips out to the apron and Quen hits buckles. Dante then goes up and around to GAMANGIRI!

Dante springboards to CROSSBODY! Cover, Keith breaks it! Darius runs up to CHOP Keith, but Keith ROCKS Darius! Keith runs, but Darius follows to HOTSHOT BULLDOG! And then GAMANGIRI! Darius steps in, but into a KNEE! Keith runs up to SHOTGUN Darius out of the ring! Keith pursues, but Action is there to go after Keith. Action fires forearms, Dante turns around to see Zay. Zay dodges Dante to then FLY out onto Keith, Darius & Action! Dante whips Sydal up and out but Komander tags in. Komander BOOTS Sydal, Dante BLASTS Penta, and Komander gets Sydal in an APRON ROMERO SPECIAL!

Dante builds speed and he FLIES over those two to wipe out Keith and his own teammates! Komander lets Sydal go, Sydal mule kicks Komander down! Sydal goes up the corner, to APRON METEORA! But Penta’s right there! APRON FEAR FACTOR!! Penta rises but Zay springboards, triangle jump STUNNER! Quen gets in, Zay gives him the boost to go up and up and SUPER SWANTON onto everyone else!! The fans are thunderous and Zay takes a bow. Zay then waits as Quen puts Penta in. Zay puts Penta up top, GAMANGIRIS, and then GIN ‘N’ JUICE DESTROYER!! Penta turned things right around on Private Party!

Keith runs in, Quen BOOTS him first, but Keith roars! Keith RISING HEADBUTTS to send Quen down! Penta sets up as Komander builds speed, BOOSTED TORNILLO onto the cluster outside!! The fans are thunderous again but Sydal rushes Penta! Penta sidesteps, Sydal springboards, but into a SUPERKICK! And then Penta tucks him back in, FEAR FACTOR!! Cover, Penta’s team wins!

Winners: Penta El Zero Miedo, Komander & Bryan Keith, by pinfall

A huge win for this eccentric trio, will they be hunting down The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass? Or will they try for the Bullet Club Gold’s gold instead?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

After taking a week off for the NBA All-Star Game, Saturday nights are once again good for a fight. Thunder Rosa and Serena Deeb each return to in-ring action, will these two rivals keep pace in the chase for gold? And we just saw Bryan Keith win big in the trios match, but he’ll jump right back into singles action against Malakai Black! Will the Bounty Hunter get another big win in his hunt for opportunity? Or will the Dark Father prove the House Always Wins?

 

Backstage interview with The Outcasts.

Renee Paquette is with Saraya and Harley and isn’t sure how much they’ve been watching Ruby Soho & Angelo Parker, but those two are off on their path of romance. Saraya DGAF about Soho x Parker!! She has things going on, too! That traitor isn’t getting under her skin even a little bit! Harley calms Saraya down, and they do breathing exercises. Why’s Harley flicking her tongue when she does that…? But Saraya wants to talk business. Y’know how her family is big famous wrestling royalty in the UK? Well, see, she has a special announcement. Her brother, “Zodiac” Zak Knight, has just become All Elite!!

Saraya has her brother walk into frame, and yeah, he’s scary, right? Zak could’ve been yours, Ruby! Saraya was gonna set Ruby up with him, “the most eligible bachelor in the Norwich area!” And Ruby messed that up just to be with that greasy, slimy, whatever Parker is! Harley says yeah! Just look at Zak! Isn’t he hot? He’s so hot! The whole Knight family is hot! Saraya is a bit taken aback by that, and she sprays water at Harley. Harley just embraces it so that doesn’t make for a good deterrent anymore… Saraya says it’s okay, Harley’s about to be fixed. But Saraya also promises, “Things are about to get really spicy around here.”

The Outcasts head out, and Zak’s scowl scares Renee a bit. Will Ruby & Parker regret making their romance public?

 

The Young Bucks VS Jonny Lyons & Cappuccino Jones!

Matthew & Nicholas Jackson used, or rather abused, their power as Executive Vice Presidents of AEW to have an AEW World Tag Team Championship match at Revolution. However, they are also very upset at the continued disrespect. Will that really stop after they take their frustrations out on these young indie guys?

The teams sort out and Nick starts against Lyons. Nick doesn’t even bother taking off his trilby (or is it a fedora?) as he circles with Lyons. Nick calls for a knuckle lock but then kicks low and CLUBS away! The fans boo but Nick soaks it up. Nick whips Lyons, Lyons reverses but Matt tags in. Nick hurdles then whips Lyons, Lyons ducks Nick but Matt CLOBBERS him! Matt takes off his suit jacket to then drags Lyons up. Matt TOSSES Lyons to the corner, Lyons tags in Cappuccino! The fans fire up for Cappuccino as he circles with Matt. Matt mockingly applauds, also calls for a knuckle lock, but also kicks low!

Matt CLUBS away on Cappuccino, just like Nick, but then Matt cools off. Matt brings Cappuccino up to throw hands, whips him to ropes, but fakes the superkick to DDT instead! Fans boo but Matt drags Cappuccino up. Matt whips Cappuccino to the corner, he and Nick coordinate to LARIAT GAMANGIRI COMBO! Tag to Nick, he BLASTS Lyons, and then Matt whips Nick in so he can go up and over and PENALTY KICK Lyons! Matt stomps Cappuccino, stands him up, then HOTSHOTS him into Nick’s DISCUS LARIAT! Tag back to Matt and he drags Cappuccino up. The fans rally as hard as they can, but Cappuccino gets the MELTZER DRIVER!! Cover, The Bucks win!

Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall

Well, turns out they call that the “Tony Khan Driver” now, seems they don’t care to be associated with the Wrestling Observer anymore. But then they feel disrespected when the ref hesitates to raise their hands? Nick gets the mic to tell Paul Turner that when he raises their hand, what name did he use? Did he really just call him “Nick?” That is disrespectful! Next time, it’s a fine! And Schiavone, please, join them in the ring. Fans boo and Schiavone isn’t sure what to do. But they are EVPs, he doesn’t really have a choice… Schiavone joins the Bucks, and Nick promises they won’t harm him.

Last week, Schiavone was in the ring with them and Nick swears, he tripped on his own shoe, knocked into Schiavone and that is why Schiavone fell over. Nick wants to make it clear, and he apologizes for that. Matt says to show how sorry they are, and how much they love him, they got him a $25 Amazon gift card. They are sorry, Schiavone, but that isn’t the only thing they’re sorry about. See, they’re also sorry that, uh… they can’t get the bloodstains left by Darby Allin & Sting out of their $5,000 suits. Schiavone says yes, that is a problem… Will they rescind the $1,000 fine on them by any chance?

Sorry, no, they can’t do that. But there are a couple things that they won’t be sorry about. The first thing is beating the hell out of Darby for all the trash he talked about them publicly. The second thing, and this is one Schiavone will really like, is them taking Sting and pinning him to the mat, saying goodbye to one of the most legendary careers in all of pro-wrestling! Fans boo but Matt continues to tell “Stinger,” call them Father Time. Because just like time, the Bucks are undefeated. And just like time, the Bucks are coming for Sting! “Now everybody, let’s have a great show! There’s a great line-up on the way!

“Tony’s over there at the desk, he’s one of the best play by play guys in the business! C’mon, everybody! AEW chant on three? One, two, three! A E DUB! A E DUB! Alright, let’s go~!” Matt fist bumps Schiavone, then leaves with Nick. The farce continues, but will there be nothing even Darby & Sting can do about it? Or will the Icon still find a way to retire on top?

 

Tony Schiavone is back in the ring.

Rampage returns and he welcomes a young man who has had a busy year. He’s a brand new father but fighting the Don Callis Family, it’s Sammy Guevara! Tulsa cheers as The Spanish God heads to the ring, back on his feet after the ambush by Will Hobbs. Schiavone shakes hands with Sammy, and Schiavone congratulates Sammy on last week’s win against Jeff Hardy. But now, to the comments Callis had for Sammy just last Wednesday Night Dynamite. The insults he hurled at Sammy, Callis clearly has it out for him.

Sammy says it is a mix of emotions. Last week, he got in the ring with a childhood hero in Jeff Hardy. But on the other hand, he’s pissed off because Hobbs put him through a table! Sammy tells Hobbs that Sammy always knew Hobbs had endless potential, and superstardom written all over him. But he can do that all on his own! Hobbs doesn’t need Callis sucking the life out of Hobbs’ career! Hobbs is a star all on his own, but it’s too late now for him to figure that out because he’s pissed Sammy off. So enough talk! Get your ass out here so they can fight! The Don Callis Family music plays, but it’s only Callis walking out here.

Callis has a mic to taunt Sammy, “Look, everybody! It’s Mr. Mom! You’re back at work after nursing the child. I mean, the only thing you’ve done of any note in the last six months is reproduce, and you shouldn’t be proud of that. Dogs do it. Even these people can do it!” Fans boo but Callis says Sammy used to be a great athlete. He used to be a guy Callis wanted in the Family. But now, Sammy has become like so many others: a weak, pathetic little cuck! Sammy doesn’t get what Callis is doing repeating himself, but then HOBBS gets in from the crowd side! Sammy dodges, SUPERKICKS, and Hobbs bails out!

Sammy eggs Hobbs on, then builds speed, to FLY! Direct hit and down goes Hobbs! Sammy says bang bang, and he gets a chair! Sammy winds up to SMACK Hobbs on the back! Hobbs hobbles but gets in the ring. Sammy pursues, aims again, and he JAMS Hobbs low! Then SMACKS him on the back! Sammy throws off the jacket, waits on Hobbs to turn around, but Hobbs fights off the torture rack to LARIAT Sammy inside out!! Callis smiles as he tells Hobbs to end this! SPINEBUSTER! And then another SPINEBUSTER! Hobbs is gonna do Sammy like he did Jericho! Hobbs hauls Sammy up, scoops and WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM!!

Hobbs stands over Sammy and Callis applauds. The Powerhouse has all but pulverized Sammy, and Callis even gets his shots in! Will the Don Callis Family make sure there’s nothing left of Sammy to go home to his wife and daughter by the end of this?

 

Skye Blue speaks.

“I had that match. I had it won, if it wasn’t for that bald headed, sad, poor excuse of a man, I would’ve had it and I deserved it. I had that win and I deserved it, on my own.” Julia Hart calms her down and says it’s okay. They will have their comeuppance. And while seeking their revenge, they will dig three graves: one for Willow, for Kris, and for Stokely. But who does Skye want first? Whoever will step up. Whoever has the balls enough to step up and fight her! Will the Chicago Skye continue to darken until she blots out the light?

 

Mariah May VS Anna Jay!

Toni Storm’s superfan still wants to prove herself to her hero, but that really depends on if Storm is even watching this. Will Mariah finally have Storm’s approval? Or will the Queenslayer still be the Star of the Show?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally, the two tie up, and they go along the ropes. They end up in a corner, get out of a corner, and Mariah pulls hair. The ref counts, Mariah lets off and shoves Anna, but Anna doesn’t budge! Anna smirks as she and Mariah rest and tie up. Anna waistlocks, shoves, but Mariah slides to sweep the legs! Mariah runs but Anna dodges the dropkick! Anna runs to BLOCKBUSTER! Anna then ROCKS Mariah, whips her, but Mariah reverses to ROCK Anna! Mariah bumps Anna off buckles, then puts some stank on the DOUBLE CHOP! Mariah brings Anna around to bump off buckles, and CHOP again!

Mariah eggs Anna on so Anna CHOPS! Mariah CHOPS! Mariah bumps Anna off buckles, then digs her boot in as Rampage goes picture in picture!

The ref counts, Mariah lets off at 4, and she brings Anna into ropes to hook her up. The ref counts as Mariah chinlocks Anna against ropes, but she lets off at 4. Mariah kisses Anna on the cheek, then runs to DROPKICK Anna in the back! Anna falls out of the ropes and Mariah soaks up the heat. Mariah stands Anna up, runs, and SHOTGUNS her down! Anna flounders out of the ring and Mariah takes a bow. Mariah then goes out to stalk Anna, and she brings Anna around the way. Mariah puts Anna against barriers to CHOP her! And SPANK her! Mariah laughs while Anna hobbles away. Mariah pursues to then CHOP again!

Anna is stinging while Mariah dusts herself off. Mariah hears the count but she whips Anna into the barriers first! Mariah then leaves Anna behind and “apologizes” to the ref. Mariah goes back out after Anna, soaks up the heat, and vogues for the camera. But Anna throws body shots and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Mariah CHOPS back! Mariah pushes Anna into the ring, takes her time posing before going back in, and Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns as Anna whips Mariah to a corner. Mariah slips out to the apron, avoids Anna’s haymaker, and ROUNDHOUSES in return! Anna staggers, Mariah shouts and climbs up, but Anna ROCKS her! Anna then gets space, runs up, and HEEL KICKS! Anna then wrenches the arms, ICONOCLASM! Cover, TWO! Anna grows frustrated but she drags Mariah up and hooks the arms. Mariah blocks the Gory Especial to backslide hard, TWO! Anna sits up, into a KNEE THRUST! Mariah says it’s time to end this, and she hauls Anna back up. Fireman’s carry, but Anna slips free! QUEENSLAYER!!

Anna hops on as a backpack, but Mariah RAMS her into buckles! Mariah is free, and she puts Anna up top. Mariah DOUBLE CHOPS, then gets some space. Mariah runs up to STRATUSPHERE! Anna flounders away and Mariah shouts out Storm! Mariah runs up, but the hip attack misses! Anna runs up to kick, dragon sleeper, and BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO?!? Mariah survives and Anna grows frustrated! The fans rally as Anna sits Mariah up, into the QUEEN- NO, Mariah blocks the sleeper! Anna fights through to have the QUEENSLAYER! Mariah flails, reaches out, but she BITES Anna’s arm!!

The ref reprimands but Mariah is free all the same! Fireman’s carry, MAYDAY DRIVER!! Cover, Mariah wins!

Winner: Mariah May, by pinfall

One thing is for sure, Mariah is just as looney as her role model! Will she follow in Storm’s footsteps to become a champion in AEW?

 

Backstage interview with Ruby Soho & Angelo Parker.

Renee is with the lovey-dovey couple, how’d the date go? Ruby says she felt it went really well. Parker is relieved, he didn’t wanna say it first and be wrong. It was incredible, everything he hoped it’d be, he had a great time. Renee points out that in the opposite direction, Saraya is becoming unraveled. If they didn’t hear her comments earlier, she had some rather choice words. And apparently, she was going to hook Ruby up with her brother? Ruby says that’s weird and Renee agrees. Plus, Zak is more like a poor man’s Tom Hardy, big pass. Parker isn’t sure being Norwich’s Most Eligible Bachelor is a bad of honor, either. And honestly, “wrestling royalty?” That’s a stretch.

Ruby tells Saraya that she said she doesn’t care, that Ruby doesn’t get under her skin, but here’s the reality: for the last year, Saraya told Ruby that Ruby needed Saraya, when it was really the other way around. Saraya is sad and unhappy without Ruby. And say all you want about Ruby, but talk bad on Parker and that’s when they have problems. Ruby said she needed space, and in that space, she found something real. And Saraya may be sick of hearing it, of seeing it, but hey, why not invite everyone along? Bring the cameras, bring the crew, and they’ll shove this right down Saraya’s throat!

Parker’s pretty fired up. He says Ruby’s hot when she’s mad. Ruby thanks him for the compliment, and the two head out to get some drinks. Will they make Saraya so sick of love she’ll never dare speak their names again?

 

Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Jake Hager w/ Hornsby!

The Undisputed Kingdom were bullying Orange Cassidy, and apparently the Big Hurt didn’t like seeing that. Will Oklahoma’s own break the Savior of the Backbreaker? Or will Roddy be too strong even for the All-American Sooner?

The bell rings and the fans rally for Hager and Hornsby. Roddy and Hager circle, tie up, and Hager powers Roddy to a corner. Roddy slips free, shoves Hager, and fans boo. The two reset, they circle again, and Roddy gets around to waistlock. Roddy then turns Hager around to CHOP, but Hager doesn’t budge! Fans fire up and Roddy is a bit scared, so Roddy bails out. The Kingdom pep talk Roddy while the ring count climbs. Roddy hurries in, dodges Hager, then things speed up. Roddy leaps but Hager catches him! Hager puts Roddy in a corner, runs up but into a BOOT! Roddy CHOPS, but Hager catches it?!

Fans fire up as Hager TOSSES Roddy, then CHOPS him! And CHOPS him again! Hager whips corner to corner hard, runs up, but Rodd bails out again! Hager snarls, goes out after Roddy, and stalks him around the way. Matt Menard’s on commentary, he says watch out for “these bozos,” Taven & Bennett. Hager stares them down as he walks past, then fires off on Roddy! Roddy tumbles, Hager puts him in the ring, but Roddy KICKS Hager in the ropes! Roddy CLUBS away on Hager, then tells Tulsa to shut up! Roddy runs, but into a BOOT! Hager storms up, puts Roddy in a corner, and then TOSSES him across the ring!

The fans fire up as Hager LARIATS Roddy down! Cover, TWO! Roddy stays in this but Hager digs his knees into Roddy! Roddy flails and reaches out but Hager traps the arms. The ref counts as that knee gets a bit high on the chest and into the neck area. Hager lets off, but he puts Roddy in a corner to fire off body shots! Roddy staggers away as Rampage goes picture in picture.

Hornsby cheers Hager on as he clotheslines Roddy in the corner! Hager ROCKS Roddy while talking trash to The Kingdom, then he hauls Roddy up top. Hager climbs, brings Roddy up, but Roddy clubs at Hager’s leg. Roddy throws body shots, slips underneath, and then kicks the legs out! Hager ends up stuck in the ropes, and Roddy runs to STRONG KNEE him in the back! Hager falls and Roddy stomps a mudhole in! The ref counts, Roddy lets off to flex, but only The Kingdom cheers him on. Roddy stands on Hager in the corner, lets off as the ref counts, but then he springboard stomps Hager down!

Roddy gets the legs and has Hager in ropes, for the ROPE GUILLOTINE! Hager sputters, Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy keeps Hager down by dropping knees, then he digs a knee into Hager’s back. Roddy has the chinlock but Hager endures and fights up. The fans rally, Hager throws body shots, and then Hager runs, but into a DROPKICK! Roddy hurries to cover, TWO! Roddy drags Hager from ropes, stomps him, then paces around while The Kingdom talks trash on Hager. Roddy glares at Hornsby but Hornsby dares him to do something! Roddy goes back to Hager to rain down fists! Roddy then lets off to put Hager in a corner.

Taven seems to be talking trash on Hornsby, probably calling him a Melvin like does everyone. Roddy stands Hager up to CHOP! And CHOP! And then he scoops to BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Roddy keeps Hager down with another chinlock, again digging in a knee. Hager endures, fights up, and Rampage returns to single picture. Hager throws body shots and is free, but Roddy CLUBS, KNEES and runs, but into a lift! Roddy sunset flips, Hager stays up and he drags Roddy up to TOSS to a corner! Roddy BOOTS, ENZIGIRIS and then OLYMPIC SLAMS! Cover, TWO! Roddy grows frustrated as Hager stays in this.

Hornsby smacks the steel steps to rally the fans, and now Bennett glares at him. And then Taven comes in from the other side, Hornsby realizes he’s in a 2v1 situation here. Hornsby wants them to calm down, but then he pulls out a SUPER CONFETTI POPPER! It goes off and Hornsby says take that! The Kingdom still storms up on him, but here comes Orange Cassidy! The AEW International Champion is returning the favor to Hager by helping out his buddy. The Kingdom says fine, bring it then! Cassidy says hold on, he has THE HAT! He throws the purple bucket hat into Hager, and Hager loves that hat!

Cassidy then dodges Taven, shoves him into Bennett, and down they go! Cassidy rains down fists, and Hager powers up with the hat!! Roddy runs up but Hager LARIATS! And LARIATS! And OVERHEAD BELLY2BELLY SUPLEXES! The fans are thunderous as Hager says, “I like this hat!!” Then Hager runs corner to corner, goes up and up, and hits the HAGER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives but Hager snarls! But Taven sends Cassidy into railing! The 2v1 has gotten the better of Cassidy, and Roddy JAWBREAKERS Hager! Hager staggers, Roddy storms up, OLYMP- NO, Hager slips free to GUT RWENCH BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!

Roddy survives, but Hager has the ANKLE LOCK!! Roddy flails, rolls over, and he kicks from below! Hager still holds on, ANKLE LOCK! Roddy flails, reaches out, but Taven throws Cassidy into the ring! The ref is distracted by that, Taven & Bennett get on the apron but Hager CLOBBERS them both! Roddy STRONG KNEES!! Hager falls, Roddy covers, Roddy wins!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall

Despite having back-up and the power-up, Hager still couldn’t beat the numbers game! Roddy is rolling towards Revolution, will he be taking the International title away from Cassidy?


My Thoughts:

A very good Rampage that was again booked to have story. The Bucks of course won their match, but they did what I was hoping they’d do in changing up their style. They purposefully didn’t use superkicks, and then they are apparently changing up the names of their finishers as if to say Heel Bucks don’t care about their YouTube show or Dave Meltzer. Their post match promo was good, too, but it didn’t really add too much more to the heat they’ve already got. And pretty good promos out of this Ruby VS Saraya story. I thought Ruby VS Saraya was just going to be the thing, but now it feels like they might give us a Mixed Tag of Ruby & Parker VS Saraya & Zak.

Really good Trios Triple Threat to open, and I love that it was Keith, Komander & Penta winning rather than taking a loss to the established-ish trios. The feud of Private Party and Top Flight really needs to be settled by just those teams anyway. Pretty good promo from Sammy Guevara to call out the Don Callis Family, but of course it turned into Hobbs beating Sammy up. Good promo from Skye and Julia, I really thought AEW would’ve figured out a contender to the TBS Championship by now, but maybe that’ll happen very quickly in the next week. Really good match from Mariah May and Anna Jay, and a really good win for Mariah. But you can bet Storm didn’t pay attention to this at all, just like the other times.

And very good main event from Hager VS Roddy, with The Kingdom of course overbooking this. The bit with Hornsby was fun, and Cassidy showing up was also a logical move. I like that Hager’s hat is now the same as Cassidy putting hands in his pockets, but of course Hager lost out. Roddy needs momentum going into the title match so he had to win this one, and he probably just waits it out while Cassidy gets worn down. But at this point, it’ll probably still take a lot of cheating for Roddy to win the International title and bring it into The Undisputed Kingdom.

My Score: 8.7/10


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