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Mitchell’s ROH Results & Report! (10/26/23)

Forces of nature collide!

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ROH Wrestling 2023

Who will be the baddest of the bad?

ROH Women’s World Champion, Athena, and her Minion, Billie Starkz, take on Mercedes Martinez & Diamante in a TORNADO TAG TEAM MATCH!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Angelico w/ Serpentico VS Metalik; Angelico wins.
  • The Infantry w/ Trish Adora VS The Hughes Brothers; The Infantry wins.
  • Dalton Castle VS Anthony Henry; Castle wins.
  • Tornado Tag: Athena & Billie Starkz VS Mercedes Martinez & Diamante; Mercedes & Diamante win.
  • Kyle Fletcher VS Willie Mack; Fletcher wins.
  • Fatal 4 Way: Slim J VS Gringo Loco VS Blake Christian VS Gravity; Gravity wins.
  • Leyla Hirsch VS Nyxx; Leyla wins.
  • Darius Martin VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor; Moriarty wins.
  • Rachael Ellering VS Robyn Renegade; Ellering wins.
  • Triple Threat Tag: The Gates of Agony w/ Prince Nana VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson VS Griff Garrison & Cole Karter w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett; The Gates win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Angelico speaks.

“Eddie, like you said, we are good friends. And I don’t think this championship match should have a negative effect on our friendship. But sometimes, it takes a really good friend to tell you when you’ve crossed the line. And what you did to Serpentico, and you know what you did, mate. You took advantage of a man after he tapped out, and nobody takes advantage of my Snakeman. That was dirty wrestling, mate, and you’re a champion. Shame on you! Now you’ve got me all out of sync. Let’s uh, bring the anger back down here for a second. Push the good vibes back together. I got it. And I’m back.

“Eddie Kingston VS Angelico for the ROH World Heavyweight Championship. L F G.” Angelico is ready, but when and where will he go for the Mad King’s crown?

 

Angelico w/ Serpentico VS Metalik!

The South African Stud just said his piece, now he’ll let his actions speak for him. Will he be rolling into that title match with Eddie? Or will the King of the Ropes catch him slipping?

The Code of Honor is upheld and the bell rings. Fans rally as Metalik and Angelico circle. They tie up, Metalik wrenches, hammerlocks, but Angelico headlocks. Angelico wrenches, Metalik rolls, handsprings and wrenches back. Metalik wrenches again, wristlocks, but Angelico wrenches and headlocks. Metalik throws body shots, powers out, and things speed up. Metalik hurdles, Angelico leaps over and takes a swing but Metalik dodges. Metalik comes back to tilt-o-whirl and RANA! Fans fire up while Angelico flounders to a corner. Metalik runs in, Angelico puts him on the apron, but Metalik GAMANGIRIS!

Metalik goes up, tightrope walks, and CROSSBODIES! Direct hit and Metalik throws hands! Metalik whips, Angelico reverses but Metalik springboards, into a DROPKICK! Fans fire up and Angelico drags Metalik to hammerlock an arm. Fans rally as Angelico STOMPS the arm! Metalik writhes, Angelico drags him up, and Metalik wrenches to hit a back suplex. Cover, TWO! Angelico keeps cool and he grabs the legs to roll, NAPALM DEATH! Metalik endures the calf slicer and leglock combo, scrambles to the ROPEBREAK, and the ref counts. Angelico lets go, brings Metalik up, but Metalik fires body shots and forearms!

Angelico knees low, CLUBS Metalik on the back, then soaks up the cheers and jeers. Angelico wrenches Metalik, reels him in, but Metalik lands out of the back suplex! Metalik BOOTS Angelico, runs and SLING-DOGS! Fans fire up as Metalik goes up and along the ropes to MISSILE DROPKICK! Angelico falls out of the ring and fans rally as Metalik goes up and up, ESCALARA SENTON! Fans fire up again and Metalik puts Angelico back in. Fans rally again, Metalik aims and springboards, FLYING SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Angelico is still in this and fans fire up again. Metalik fireman’s carries, but Angelico fights free!

Angelico waistlocks, Metalik throws elbows. Metalik whips, Angelico reverses and clotheslines! Angelico runs but Metalik follows to clothesline! Metalik runs, he blocks a boot to SUPERKICK! Metalik jumps the leg sweep but not the EDDY GORDO! Angelico has the legs, ties them up, NAVARRO DEATH ROLL!! Metalik endures the hold, but he can’t reach the ropes! Metalik taps, Angelico wins!

Winner: Angelico, by submission

And the good vibes keep coming! Will Angelico take that title off of Eddie Kingston before Jay Lethal does?

 

Backstage interview with Kyle Fletcher.

Lexi Nair is with the Aussie Arrow and says he is coming off some amazing matches. Kenny Omega, Bryan Danielson, so what is his biggest take away? Fletcher went in believing in his soul that he was gonna win, and he failed. Both times. But what he learned from both those matches is that he is 24 years old with a long career ahead of him, and yet he is already nearly there. Omega and Bryan, two former world champions the world over, two of the greatest of all time, and they were only barely able to beat him. So he doesn’t know exactly what is next for himself, but Fletcher vows that the next time he faces those guys, it’ll be a very different story.

 

Backstage interview with Maria Kanellis-Bennett.

Lexi is now with the First Lady of Wrestling and notes Maria’s “baby boys” got a great win last week. What exactly is next for them? Well tonight is the Triple Threat Tag and she feels confident about it. Cole Karter & Griff Garrison are on the same page because they’ve found common ground, and that is going for the ROH World Tag Team Championships. That is their goal. So Mama Maria is proud of her baby boys- Leyla Hirsch walks in. And she says Maria must be happy Leyla lost to Athena almost a month ago. No, Maria isn’t happy about that. She wanted to help Leyla, but Leyla expected to be handed everything. That is a huge problem!

No no no, Leyla stops her there. Maria has no idea the struggles and things Leyla has overcome. Her background, where she came from. She needed that match with Athena, she is glad she got it, because it woke her up. It reminded her of who she is, and what she’s capable of. Now, she realizes throughout all of this, she didn’t treat Maria the best. Leyla didn’t want Maria’s help. But now, she’s considering it. She’s willing to open up and let Maria help her. Maria says she hears that, and feels for Leyla. But at the same time, how is Leyla any different than anyone else? Everyone has struggles. So if she wants Maria’s help, earn it.

Maria leaves first, but will Leyla find a way to prove to Maria that she’s ready to join The Kingdom’s Army?

 

Dalton Castle VS Anthony Henry!

The Peacock is here with his substitute “Baby Chicks,” but he’s still ready to break some hearts! Will the real star of the show shine through and finally get back after that ROH World Television Championship? Or will this Workhorse stampede his own path to the gold?

The Code of Honor is NOT upheld as Henry pie faces Castle! Castle is furious already but Henry goes to a corner. The ref backs Castle off, Castle protests while Henry smirks. Henry and Castle circle, Henry KICKS a leg, then gets away. Castle pursues, they tie up and go around, and fans rally for Castle. Henry puts Castle in a corner, the ref counts, and Henry lets off. Castle pushes Henry, Henry mocks the flapping of wings, and fans boo. For one, peacocks can’t fly. Castle and Henry tie up again, Castle puts Henry in a corner, and the ref counts. Castle lets off slowly, but Henry pie faces again! Fans boo, castle rushes in but Henry dodges.

Henry swings, Castle dodges. Castle swings, Henry dodges. Henry ELBOWS Castle and Castle bails out. Fans boo but Henry soaks up the heat. Henry taunts the substitute boys but they clap for Castle. Castle fires himself up and goes around the outside. Fans fire up as Castle gets into the ring, trips Henry, and has a leg! Roll, waistlock, gator roll, and fans fire up as Henry scrambles. Henry has the ROPEBREAK, the ref counts, and then Henry cheap shots! Henry runs up, Castle gets around to waistlock and SLAM! Then a SLIDING KNEE! The substitute boys applaud as Castle rolls Henry around. They go around and around, for another SLAM!

Castle SPLASHES down, then Henry bails out. Henry is frustrated but fans cheer Castle as he goes out. Castle storms up on Henry, dodges him and ROCKS him! Castle SMACKS Henry off the apron, pushes him in, but then drags him back out to RAM him into the steel steps! Castle reels Henry in to DDT to the floor! Fans fire up with Castle and he storms around on the outside. “He’s dead! He’s dead! And that’s what this show is! It’s the Dalton Castle Show and it’s the greatest show on Earth!” Castle puts Henry back in, climbs a corner, and fans fire up, but Henry rolls away. Castle seethes as he hops back down.

Henry bails out of the ring, but Castle pursues, only for Henry to RAM him into the apron! Henry slides in, Castle goes up to the apron, and Henry swings. Castle avoids it, but then he shoulders into a KNEE! Castle tumbles down then throws a fit! Henry goes out after Castle to run in and CALF KICK to the back! Castle ends ups lumped over the railing! Henry dumps Castle all the way over, then threatens the substitute boys. Fans fire up for Castle as he rises and gets help from security, but Henry DUMPS him down! Henry runs Castle to POST him! Fans boo but Henry puts Castle in the ring. Henry has Castle on the apron, and soaks up a lot of heat, for the NECK TWIST!

Castle writhes, shouts at Henry, but Henry drags him up. Castle gets free but Henry storms up to CHOP! And CHOP! Castle ROCKS Henry! Henry KNEES Castle, fires a clothesline, then CLUBS Castle down! Fans boo but Henry soaks it all up. Henry turns around, Castle CHOPS! Henry CHOPS and talks trash. Castle throws a body shot, and a CHOP, but Henry ROCKS him! Castle CHOPS, forearms, CHOPS, but Henry ROCKS him again! Fans boo but Henry just revels in it. But Castle trips him, rolls him, only for Henry to boot him away! Castle catches the clothesline to back elbow! And LARIAT! Henry goes to a corner!

Fans fire up and Castle runs to KNEE Henry in the corner! And clothesline! And SLING-DOG! Fans fire up with Castle and he storms up on Henry. Castle knees low, puts Henry in a corner, then whips corner to corner. Henry reverses, runs in, but Castle pops him up! Henry grabs ropes to save himself! Then he reels Castle in to PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! The Jerry Lawler Piledriver didn’t do it, but Henry goes up top! DIVING- NO, Castle avoids the stomps and clinches to EXPLODER! Henry staggers up, Castle hits another EXPLODER! Fans want that “One More Time!” but Henry goes to the apron.

Castle storms up, and deadlifts Henry for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up again as Castle shoves, Alabama Lifts, and spins! BANGARANG!! Cover, Castle wins!

Winner: Dalton Castle, by pinfall

The Peacock brings down the Saint of Augusta, and he is looking primed and ready! Will he get that primetime title match with Samoa Joe? Or will the One True King of Wrestling Television stall until he has the longest reign in ROH World TV title history?

 

Backstage interview with Mark Sterling, Tony Nese & Josh Woods.

Lexi is with the Smart Mark stable and says that they’ve both been on a roll. But we saw Battle of the Belts 8 and Nese’s tragic- Sterling stops her there, we’re not talking about that. We’re talking about a reason to celebrate! Their successes on ROH TV! The Premier Athlete’s big win on Ethan Page, the Technical Beast going 6-0, and- Whoa, okay, what’s Ethan Page doing here now? Ethan tells Sterling to relax, he is here because they gave Ethan his card! He’s been calling this number every night this whole week, trying to get those workout sessions on the books, and all he gets is an automated message saying they’ll get back to him. What’s that about?

Sterling says they get back to people in order of importance. They’re in the middle of an interview, please move along, back of the line. Ethan says okay, and looks around but realizes there’s no one in line so he’s next. And the customer is always right, right? Nese tells Ethan that he already lost, it is over, they’re moving on. Nese is in the title picture now! Right, right, Nese did beat Ethan, congrats. But did he do that fair? By the rules? By using his pure wrestling ability? No, he did not. Woods stops Ethan there and says if Ethan wants to really wrestle, they can talk. But for now, he lost, so bye.

Oh so Woods is the wrestler in the group. So he does things by the rules? Sterling says Ethan must want to face Woods next week. Ethan says sure, if that’s all they’re getting, fine. Okay, then they’ll really be done with Ethan after that. Sterling leads his guys away, will they get another win over All Ego? Or will Ethan be the one celebrating when he gets his revenge?

 

Tornado Tag: Athena & Billie Starkz VS Mercedes Martinez & Diamante!

The Fallen Goddess and her Minion in Training have had enough of the OG Badass & Cuban Diamond ambushing them, starting fights and then getting away before it’s done. But now, there’s nothing holding these four back from finishing it once and for all! Will Athena & Billie bring down the bullies? Or will this be how Mercedes gets her title rematch on the books?

The bell rings but there’s no Code of Honor as Athena DECKS Diamante and Mercedes fires off on Billie! Things spill outside, the brawling continues and Athena CLUBS away on Diamante! Mercedes ROCKS Billie, Athena suplexes Diamante to TOSS her into the timekeeper’s area! Mercedes runs in to CLOBBER Athena! Billie RAMS Mercedes into railing! Fans fire up and Billie surprised herself! Billie cheers herself that she did it, and Athena is proud, but she doesn’t want Billie to ruin the moment. Athena puts Diamante in the ring, KICKS her int he side, but Mercedes goes after Billie again.

Athena CLUBS Diamante int he ropes, BOOTS Mercedes from the apron, but shoulders into a KICK! Diamante turns Athena to DRAPING NECKBREAKER, and Mercedes drags Athena out for ANARCHY! Cover, TWO! Billie returns and CLUBS Mercedes but Diamante ROCKS Billie! Diamante & Mercedes double whip Billie but she ducks ‘n’ dodges to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Fans fire up with Billie and she runs in, only for Mercedes to wrench and short arm LARAIT! And then LARIAT! And then BOOT! Athena SHOTGUNS Mercedes! Athena CALF KICKS, then runs to tilt-o-whirl and RUSSIAN FACEBUSTER!

Diamante runs up to LARIAT Athena! And again! Diamante wrenches, to TONGAN TWIST! Or would it be Cubana Twist? Billie drags Diamante up to GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up and Mercedes is back. She blocks a kick to palm strike again and again, and TWO HAND SLAM! Athena runs in to wheelbarrow but Mercedes blocks the rest! Diamante SUPERKICKS and Mercedes CRUNCHIES! Cover, Billie breaks it! All four women are down and the fans fire up! Billie stirs, makes her way to a corner, and she sees Diamante & Mercedes regroup. They go after Billie, Mercedes ROCKS her with a forearm! And again!

Mercedes runs in to forearm smash! She sits Billie down for Diamante to basement dropkick! They stand Billie back up to stomp her, UPPERCUT her, and stomp her some more. Diamante ROCKS Billie, then she and Mercedes double whip Billie at Athena in the other corner! Athena goes up as Billie slides to a stop. Diamante runs in but Athena BOOTS her! Billie blocks Mercedes to KNEE her down! Billie gives Athena the Electric Chair Lift, they somersault together, and Athena uses that momentum to SPEAR Mercedes down! Fans are thunderous as Billie runs up but Diamante DECKS her! Athena ducks a kick, Electric Chair Lifts, and hits COYT’S WRATH!

Billie & Athena regroup, Athena KICKS Diamante, and fans chant “WHOOP THAT TRICK!” They have Diamante for a DOUBLE SNAP SUPLEX! Diamante flounders, Mercedes runs up but Athena catches her to SOBAT! Cravat, Billie HOOK KICKS Mercedes down! Billie did good, right? Athena just feeds Diamante to her for a DDT into an inverted Alabama! And then the Electric Chair for a SLAM!! Cover, TWO!! Diamante survives and Athena is frustrated. Athena grits her teeth, as does Billie, and they coordinate again. Athena KNEES Mercedes down, then brings Diamante around. Athena and Billie stand Diamante up to mug her in a corner.

Athena goes for Mercedes, she UPPERCUTS, and UPPERCUTS, and then Billie fires forearms on Diamante. Athena says get them in corners, and they whip corner to corner crisscross! Athena BACK BODY BLOCKS Mercedes, Billie SPLASHES Diamante! Fans cheer and Billie does, too. They kick Mercedes out, but Athena says no to the high-five. Athena scoops and SLAMS Diamante, then STANDING MOONSAULT! Billie is up top, for Athena to ROCKET LAUNCHER SENTON! Cover, but Mercedes breaks it! Athena seethes but she was the one who took her eye off the ball. Athena TOSSES Mercedes out and regroups with Billie.

Athena tells Billie that they gotta finish this. Fans chant “LIGHT HER UP!” but Diamante is the one firing off the fists! Athena & Billie fire back! They beat Diamante down, put her in the corner and up top. Billie climbs up, Athena joins her, but Mercedes is back! Mercedes hits Athena with a BIG back suplex! Mercedes then CLUBS Billie, gets under her, and Diamante goes up to BLOCKBUSTER POWERBOMB!! High stack cover, Mercedes & Diamante win!!

Winners: Mercedes Martinez & Diamante, by pinfall

Athena is beside herself as she was fingertips away from the save! Diamante grabs the title belt to give to Mercedes, then she mocks Athena’s usual self-cheering. Athena DECKS Diamante for it! Athena tells Mercedes to give the belt back, but Mercedes just holds it up. Mercedes says she hasn’t gotten her rematch yet, so here she is asking for it. Mercedes tosses the belt back to Athena, but when and where will she come to take it for good?

 

Kyle Fletcher VS Willie Mack!

We heard from The Aussie Arrow earlier, and now he’ll look to back up those words with actions! Will Fletcher ruin the Return of the Mack to build himself up in the rankings?

The Code of Honor is upheld and fans cheer “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!” “OI OI OI!” The bell rings, Mack and Fletcher circle, and they tie up. Fletcher headlocks, Mack powers up and out, and they RAM shoulders! Neither man falls, Fletcher says he’s got this, but then he throws a body shot! And a forearm! And a CHOP! Fletcher runs now, but Mack runs him over! Mack runs, jumps over the dropdown, and Fletcher hurdles over. Mack leaps over Fletcher, then turns hip toss into arm-drag! Fans fire up as Mack arm-drags back! Mack has the cording hold but Fletcher endures. Mack digs his knuckles in but Fletcher fights up.

Fletcher powers Mack to ropes, fans rally up, but Fletcher knees low. Fletcher ROCKS Mack, whips him to ropes, but Mack ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! Fans fire up and Mack keeps moving! Mack ducks ‘n’ dodges to GAMANGIRI! Cover, ONE!! Fletcher survives and fans rally again, “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!” “OI OI OI!” Mack stands Fletcher up, hushes the fans, and CHOPS! Fans fire up and Mack runs, but Fletcher puts him on the apron. Fletcher DROPKICKS Mack off the apron! Fans fire up again and Fletcher goes out after Mack. Fletcher puts Mack in the ring, stomps him down, then stomps him again!

Mack sputters, Fletcher drags him up and fans rally again. Fletcher suplexes but Mack blocks! Fletcher still tries, Mack still blocks, but Fletcher fires off forearms. Fletcher runs, Mack CLOBBERS him with that shoulder tackle! A standing count starts and the fans rally up again. Fletcher and Mack rise, and Mack runs in to WHEEL KICK! Fletcher stands up, into a DROPKICK! Fletcher stands again, Mack scoops to SLAM him down! Fans fire up and Mack sets up, to STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Mack argues with the ref but the count was fair. Mack watches Fletcher stand, he kicks, but no Stunner!

Fletcher is in the corner, Mack runs in. Mack blocks his boot but Fletcher SUPERKICKS! Fletcher goes up to FLYING CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Mack survives and Fletcher roars! Fans fire up with Fletcher and he takes aim. Fletcher runs, to CALF KICK against ropes! Mack wobbles, Fletcher hammerlocks and gut wrenches, for a GRIMSTONE!! Cover, Fletcher wins!!

Winner: Kyle Fletcher, by pinfall

A big win off big Willie Mack, things are looking up for Fletcher! Will the Aussie Arrow take aim at a title before the year is out?

 

Backstage interview with Billie Starkz.

Lexi says Athena’s called for another MEM (Minion Empowerment Meeting). Billie knows… And she’s scared. Athena shouts “WHAT THE HELL?!” as she gets in the room! What the hell was that, Billie?! Billie just coast Athena her first loss on ROH TV! Billie! Not Diabla! Not that hussy, Mercedes! BILLIE! Billie sucks! She is trash! Athena tries to build Billie up, and she just… just…!! SHE JUST SUCKS!! Billie says it wasn’t her fault but Athena shouts, “WHO ARE YOU TALKING TO!?” If not for Athena, Billie would be on Dynamite, Rampage or Collision as the “18 year old sensation” that LOSES EVERY TIME!

But Athena is here, pulling Billie out of the gutter, trying to make Billie into something special! And what does Billie do?! She LOSES! Athena thought Billie was her equal, but NO! Now Athena has to defend her title against that overhyped should-be-retired-by-now Mercedes! And it’s ALL Billie’s fault!! GET IT TOGETHER!! Athena leaves, Billie is in tears, and Lexi comforts the Minion in Training. Will Billie ever prove herself to Athena? Or does Billie need to finally get away from Athena?

 

Fatal 4 Way: Slim J VS Gringo Loco VS Blake Christian VS Gravity!

A lot of great returns to ROH here, and this could be truly fast and furious! But will it be the OG OG, the Crazy White Boy, the All Heart hometown hero, or the Astronaut of Lucha that defies the odds to win big?

The Code of Honor is upheld by everyone except Slim J, but the bell still rings. Gravity eggs Slim on, but Slim trips him and drags him out to RAM into barriers! Slim stomps away, Blake rolls Gringo up, TWO! Gringo rolls Blake up, TWO! Blake mule kicks, whips, but Gringo reverses. Blake ducks ‘n’ dodges to pop-up RANA, but Gringo handsprings through! Fans fire up, but then Slim drags Gringo out! Slim POSTS Gringo, talks trash, but then Blake DIVES to take Slim out! Blake fetches Gravity, brings him up to whip at the apron, but Gravity handsprings and rebounds to RANA Blake! Fans fire up with Gravity and he brings Blake up.

Gravity CLUBS Blake, puts him in, but Gringo follows. Gringo CLUBS Gravity, CHOPS him, then wrenches to whip. Gravity handsprings to arm-drag! Things speed up, Gravity tilt-o-whirls to RANA! Fans fire up more as Gravity CHOPS Gringo, whips, but Gringo reverses. Gravity holds ropes to KICK, then he runs, but into a FLAPJACK! Cover, Slim breaks it! Slim whips Gringo to a corner, runs in, but blocks a boot to put Gringo in the ropes. Slim CLUBS Gringo, goes to the apron, and slingshots to BLOCKBUSTER! Fans boo but Slim runs in at Blake. Blake dodges to GAMANGIRI, then SLAM! Blake IMPLODER SENTONS!

Blake goes up top, aims, and DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO!! Slim survives Blake and Gravity goes after Blake. Gravity stomps Slim, too, then CLUBS away on him. Gravity fires off more shots, whips Slim corner to corner then runs in, but Slim has him! Gravity Arabian Press arm-drags Slim out of the ring! Fans fire up as Gravity builds speed to FLY! Direct hit at the ramp! Fans fire up more and Gravity hurries after Slim. Gravity goes up, Gringo DROPKICKS him back down! Gringo goes to the corner and climbs up. Fans fire up as he ARIHARA MOONSAULTS Gravity and Slim down! Gringo then gets Blake, but Blake GAMANGIRIS!

Gringo joins Gravity and Slim, and Blake springboards to 630 CANNONBALL!! Direct hit and everyone is down! Blake puts Slim in the ring, then goes to the springboard, but Slim avoids the 450! Blake comes back, Slim BOOTS him and goes up and up, SKYWALKER ENZIGURI! Fans fire up and Slim drags Blake up. Slim ROCKS Blake, goes to a corner and he climbs up. Fans boo as Slim talks some trash, and Gringo has Slim in an Electric Chair! SUPER BLUE THUNDER BOMB?!?! Cover, but Blake 450 SPLASHES it apart!! Cover, Gravity FLYING SPLASHES it apart!! Cover, Gravity wins!!

Winner: Gravity, by pinfall

It isn’t about who flies highest, it’s about who falls hardest! And Gravity did both to take the victory away from everyone else! Will the Astronaut shoot for the moon and reach for the stars as he climbs up the ranks?

 

Darius Martin VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor!

The Air Wolf is going solo for the moment after Action Andretti tried and failed to bring down Miro. But will Darius still fly high on his own? Or will #TAIGASTYLE win one for Shane Taylor Promotions?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and then Lee CHOPS! Darius CHOPS, Lee headlocks but Darius powers out. Darius also cartwheels, but Lee avoids his lariat to slips out to the apron. Lee taunts Darius, then BOOTS him as he runs in! Lee mockingly laughs then slingshots, but into an atomic drop! Darius mockingly laughs then clotheslines Lee up and out! Darius then PLANCHAS to take Lee down! Fans fire up and Darius puts Lee back in the ring. Shane coaches Lee and warns Darius. Darius springboards in, Lee gets under but Darius handsprings through. Darius returns, Lee ELBOWS Darius, then bumps him off buckles!

Lee KICKS Darius’s arm, then running HEADBUTTS! Fans fire up and Lee snarls as he drags Darius up. Lee wrenches, snapmares and wraps Darius up in a modified cobra twist. Darius endures, fans rally, and Darius fights around. Darius throws elbows with the free arm, then he throws body shots. Darius wrenches, headlocks and BULLDOG HOTSHOTS! Then he GAMANGIRIS, steps in, FLYING FLATLINER! Cover, TWO! Lee is still in this but Darius stays focused. Darius deadlifts but Lee slips free. Lee waistlocks but Darius breaks free. Darius CHOPS, runs, but Lee sweeps the legs to STOMP the leg, then basement dropkicks Darius’ face!

Fans are torn as Lee drags Darius up, but Darius wrenches out. Lee wrenches back, has the headlock but Darius rolls him up! TWO, and Lee BOOTS Darius! Darius wobbles, but he dodges to SNAP- NO, Lee holds ropes to stop the German Suplex! The ref counts, Lee swings and the ref has to get out of the way! Lee shoves Darius into a HAYMAKER from Shane!! Fans boo but Lee has Darius in the BORDER CITY STRETCH!! Darius is out either way, Lee wins!

Winner: Lee Moriarty, by submission

The ref reprimands as Lee won’t let go, but then Shane gets in to talk trash on Darius! Fans boo, but here comes Action! With a chair! Cleared or not, he will not let his teammate be bullied like that! Shane Taylor Promotions leave, but will they step on and over everyone in their way to the top?

 

Triple Threat Tag: The Gates of Agony w/ Prince Nana VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson VS Griff Garrison & Cole Karter w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett!

They say all men are created equal, but you look at these three teams, and you see that statement is not true! Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona are big and Boulder & Bronson are bigger, do the “Baby Boys” even stand a chance? Or can they make the First Lady of Wrestling proud with a truly massive upset?

In this Triple Threat, only two teams are active, so the Gates step out without even keeping the Code of Honor. And then Karter & Griff attack the Savages from behind! The bell rings, Jameson is furious but there’s nothing he can do about it! Karter & Griff isolate Bronson, get him up, and Griff bumps him off buckles. Tag to Karter, they double whip Bronson to DROPKICK! Griff keeps moving to KNEE DROP! Karter SLIDING LARIATS! Griff covers, TWO! Griff drags Bronson up, tags Karter, and they double whip Bronson to the corner. Griff runs in but is tossed out! Bronson ELBOWS Karter to then CROSSBODY!

Fans fire up while Karter sputters. Hot tags to Boulder and Kaun! Boulder runs through Kaun, BLASTS Liona, then CLOBBERS Kaun! Nana protests but fans chant ‘BEEF! BEEF!” Boulder lifts Kaun, but Griff & Karter save him from the slam. Griff & Karter both kick Boulder, both run, but into a DOUBLE FLAPJACK! Then Boulder scoops Kaun to WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM! The straps come down, he tags in Bronson, and the Savages combine with the Electric Chair Lift! Fans chant for the Savages but Karter runs up. Bronson ROCKS Karter, then Boulder heads for Kaun. SAVAGE SLAM FLOPS as Kaun moves!

Liona drags Boulder out but Boulder ROCKS him first! Boulder whips, Liona reverses and Boulder hits barriers! Griff tags in to ROLLING ELBOW Bronson! Kaun swings, misses, Karter fireman’s carries! BOOT O’ DOOM! But Liona POUNCES Griff! And SPINEBUSTERS Karter! The Gates get Karter up, Nana calls the end, OPEN THE GATES!! Cover, The Gates win!

Winners: The Gates of Agony, by pinfall

No one stands a chance when Kaun & Liona are angry! Nana says if there’s any story to be told, it is the story of the Gates of Agony! Will they storm their way right up to the ROH World Tag Team Championships and steamroll whoever is holding onto them?


My Thoughts:

This episode may have only been 120 minutes, but it wasn’t as good as that sounds. For one, that main event wasn’t even ten minutes, and of course the Gates crush the other teams. Yeah, they’re going to be challenging for the ROH World Tag Team Championships at some point, but c’mon. Why did that main event feel like the most filler thing on the show? It was great to see The Hughes Brothers here in ROH, but their quick loss to The Infantry was filler. Ellering getting a great win off Robyn Renegade was filler. That Fatal 4 Way of great high-fliers was great stuff, but it was also filler since it was just outta nowhere. They need to STOP making main events into filler.

I would’ve thought the Tornado Tag would be main event material, but they made that happen in the first half so people would care about it, and so they could fit that promo of Athena tearing into Billie as part of tonight’s episode. If that was the format, they should’ve made the Tornado Tag lead to really get things going. Angelico had a very good promo to call out Eddie, and then he had a really good match with Metalik. Fletcher had a great promo before having a great match with Willie Mack. Leyla has a good promo with Maria to shift the dynamic of their story, and then Leyla squashes Nyxx. The matches therefore weren’t really filler but build for their stories.

Darius VS Moriarty was really good, could’ve been better, but can’t really say filler. This is more Shane Taylor Promotions shifting from their story with Lee Johnson to the team of Darius & Action as Johnson is on his honeymoon with Julia Hart. Castle VS Henry was great stuff, but was halfway between filler and story build since Castle is going after Samoa Joe and the TV Championship. But the thing is, Samoa Joe needs to be on ROH TV! Someone tell Tony Khan that already. But I really liked the promo from Ethan Page with Mark Sterling and his guys. Ethan VS Woods is going to be great stuff, but hard to say how that goes. Woods is building himself up towards another shot at the Pure Championship, but Ethan should win because he’ll get payback on Sterling.

But seriously, the way things worked out tonight, this is why I’m only covering stuff that’s even remotely important. If ROH isn’t going to be more than AEW Dark with a new look, then why should I cover the full… I can’t even give a number because they decide at random what to make the runtime!

My Score: 8.3/10


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Mitchell’s ROH Results & Report! (7/18/24)

LIGHTS OUT!

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Now this is a LEGIT grudge match!

While ROH prepares for Death Before Dishonor, Leyla Hirsch and Diamante throw the rules out the window in a LIGHTS OUT match!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: Dalton Castle & The Outrunners VS Lance Archer & The Righteous; win.
  • Six Man Tag: The Cage of Agony VS ???
  • Queen Aminata VS ???
  • Red Velvet VS ???
  • Lights Out: Leyla Hirsch VS Diamante; wins.

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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/17/24)

EPISODE 250!

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AEW is going big for this milestone Dynamite!

Dynamite has reached its 250TH episode, and it opens with Will Ospreay VS MJF for the AEW International Championship!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS MJF; MJF wins and becomes the new AEW International Champion.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Nyla Rose; Mone wins and retains the title.
  • Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Kazuchika Okada; Swerve wins, by disqualification.

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AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS MJF!

Like many of us, The Aerial Assassin despise the Wolf of Wrestling for how he disrespected and used Daniel Garcia just to send a message. But also like many, Ospreay at least acknowledges and respects that this form of Maxwell Jacob Friedman is his most dangerous. Will Ospreay be able to put down AEW’s Ultimate Scumbag? Or will even the #BillyGOAT not be on the level of the devil?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who ignites episode 250!

The bell rings and the fans cheer while the two stare down. Ospreay gets the fans even more fired up, and then MJF bails out. The fans boo but MJF just hops the railing. MJF splashes fans with their own water! MJF then lounges on the barriers, offers a fist bump, but the fans just flip him off. So MJF rips a fan’s sign up and throws it back! MJF goes back to the ring, tells fans to shut up, and he approaches Ospreay. Only to dodge and strut, then swivel the hips. The fans boo but Ospreay smirks, this is the MJF he knew he was getting. They tie up, MJF wrenches to hammerlock, but Ospreay headlocks.

MJF powers up to wrench and WRING Ospreay, but Ospreay handsprings through, and copies the strut! Ospreay shows he can swivel hips, too! The fans cheer but MJF sarcastically says Ospreay’s clever. The two tie up, MJF headlocks, but the fans sing, “OSPRAEY~ OSPREAY OSPREAY OSPREAY~!” MJF is annoyed, Ospreay powers up and out, then things speed up. Ospreay hurdles then drops down to trip MJF up! MJF ducks the Hidden Blade to hit a headlock takeover! Ospreay headscissors, MJF kips free, and roles reverse as Ospreay headlocks for the takeover. MJF headscissors but Ospreay kips free.

MJF ducks the Penalty Kick, avoids the standing moonsault, then bobs ‘n’ weaves to avoid Ospreay’s punches and kicks. MJF shoves Ospreay, Ospreay springboards but MJF avoids that, too! MJF runs in, Ospreay dodges to handspring, but MJF gets under! Ospreay superhero lands, and the fans are thunderous while MJF is stunned! The fans cheer “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for making this the opener! MJF is annoyed, but he and Ospreay tie up. MJF says Ospreay pulled hair! The fans boo because of course MJF is lying. MJF and Ospreay reset, tie up, and again MJF claims hair pulling. But then MJF pulls hair!

MJF puts Ospreay on the ropes, the ref counts, and MJF lets off, to take a swing! Ospreay dodges and then LARIATS MJF up and out! The fans fire up and Ospreay builds speed, only for MJF to get away. MJF says not today, but then Ospreay just changes course and he FLIES out onto MJF! The fans fire up and high-five Ospreay before he puts MJF in. Ospreay HOTSHOTS MJF, runs and BOOTS, then he hits as BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Ospreay prepares the elbow and the fans fire up. Ospreay aims but MJF scrambles to the apron. The fans boo, Ospreay storms over, but MJF YANKS Ospreay into buckles!

MJF stomps a mudhole in, drags Ospreay up to whip and WRING him into the corner! Ospreay flounders and MJF soaks up the heat. Then he blows snot at the fans and mocks them! MJF goes back to Ospreay, clamps onto an arm, and the fans rally and duel as Ospreay endures. Ospreay fights up, throws body shots, then forearms. MJF throws Ospreay down by his hair! The fans boo but MJF just soaks it up. MJF says he didn’t do anything. Then he clamps on with a chinlock and grinds Ospreay down. Ospreay fights up to JAWBREAKER free! Ospreay runs but MJF kitchen sink knees! MJF hauls Ospreay up to back suplex, but Ospreay lands out!

Ospreay reels MJF in to back suplex, but MJF lands out! MJF back suplexes, Ospreay lands out, into a STUNNER! Cover, TWO! MJF’s annoyed his Osaka Street Cutter, or perhaps Long Island Street Cutter, didn’t end this, but he storms after Ospreay. Ospreay is on the apron, MJF reels him in, HEAT- NO! Ospreay shoves MJF away, but MJF slingshots Ospreay into another STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and MJF is frustrated. The fans rally for Ospreay as he goes to the apron, but MJF storms over. MJF drags Ospreay in again, tries but Ospreay again denies him the Heatseeker! So MJF tries the slingshot, but Ospreay stops that!

Ospreay GAMANGIRIS MJF away, goes up a corner, and PIP PIP CHEERIO! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Ospreay rises but so does MJF. Ospreay fires haymakers on MJF first, then whips. MJF reverses but Ospreay CLOBBERS him! MJF bails out but Ospreay builds speed! Ospreay handsprings to SASUKE SPECIAL! The fans are thunderous but Ospreay takes a moment to check his ribs and catch his breath. Ospreay storms up on MJF, puts him in the ring, then goes up a corner. The fans fire up for the MOONSAULT, but MJF moves! Ospreay lands out, MOONSAULTS again, but MJF dodges again!

But the STANDING SHOOTING STAR hits! Cover, TWO! So Ospreay goes up and up to SKY TWISTER! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives the onslaught but Ospreay loads up that elbow! “This is Awesome!” as Ospreay aims again. MJF slowly rises, Ospreay runs up, but MJF bails out again! The fans continue to boo but Ospreay PLANCHAS! Down goes MJF and Ospreay high-fives more fans. And then Ospreay confiscates the timekeeper’s table! The fans are thunderous as Ospreay brings the furniture over to ringside. MJF hurries away into the ring now! Ospreay pursues as we see the fear on MJF’s face.

Ospreay CHOPS MJF in the corner! Ospreay stands MJF up to CHOP him again! The fans “WOO~” and Ospreay runs, but MJF pops him up to SUPERKICK him! MJF goes up, but Ospreay avoids the Panama City/Long Island Sunrise, but then MJF knees low! MJF reels Ospreay in but Ospreay powers out. Ospreay whips MJF to the corner, MJF goes up and over, but then MJF’s knee jams! Ospreay grabs that leg but it was a trap! MJF steps over and hits as STUFF PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and both men are down again. The fans rally up while both men stir, and MJF rises first.

MJF shows off that the leg is just fine, then does the Daniel Garcia dance just to mock him. MJF then drops an elbow on Ospreay’s leg. Ospreay CLUBS at MJF but MJF keeps the toehold. Ospreay fishhooks MJF and MJF lets go. Ospreay CHOPS, and CHOPS, then runs, but into a back drop! MJF leans on the ropes while he catches his breath, and the fans rally again. MJF storms back over, KNEES the leg, then smirks. MJF steps through, ties the legs up, and has the FIGURE FOUR! The fans “WOO~,” even as MJF SLAPS Ospreay! And SLAPS him! MJF thrashes the hold, but Ospreay endures. Ospreay’s shoulders are down, TWO as he sits back up!

Ospreay pries at the leglock, and the fans rally up as he works to turn things over. MJF fights that back, thrashes some more, but Ospreay grits his teeth. The fans rally harder and harder as Ospreay fights his way over, and he turns the hold onto MJF! MJF endures now, reaches out while shouting in pain, and he flails in order to turn things back onto Ospreay! The fans boo but Ospreay endures again. Ospreay drags MJF along, reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts but MJF lets go at 4. MJF is frustrated but then he drags Ospreay up and to a corner. MJF CHOPS, takes a moment, then CHOPS again!

MJF wrenches, whips, but Ospreay can’t even make it all the way! MJF smirks while the ref checks Ospreay. Ospreay shakes out the leg, refusing to admit defeat. MJF storms over, stands Ospreay up, and CHOPS! Ospreay hobbles, so MJF CLAWS Ospreay’s back! MJF whips, Ospreay barely makes it to ropes! MJF wants after Ospreay like a shark with blood in the water, but Ospreay sits on the apron. MJF tells off the fans cheering Ospreay, but Ospreay is somehow still in this. So MJF CLAWS Ospreay’s face! The fans boo but MJF soaks it up. Ospreay throws body shots and haymakers! Ospreay CHOPS and MJF wobbles!

Ospreay CHOPS again, MJF flails more. Ospreay snarls, runs, but MJF CHOP BLOCKS the legs! MJF covers, TWO! MJF frowns but he stomps Ospreay’s leg. MJF then stands Ospreay up to CLUB him on the neck! Ospreay hobbles, so MJF CLAWS his back! Ospreay fires big forearms! Then he fires Kawada Kicks! MJF wobbles, into a CHOP! MJF goes to ropes, Ospreay scoops him, but MJF CLAWS the eyes again! The ref reprimands and counts, MJF stops at 4. The fans boo but MJF whips. Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges, and DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! The fans fire up again while Ospreay again clutches the leg.

Ospreay rises, but MJF KNEES the knee! Then MJF calls his shot! MJF suplexes, but STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE hits first! MJF wobbles around, Ospreay calls his shot now! Springboard, OSCUTTER!! But MJF flops all the way to ropes! Ospreay has to crawl his way over, and MJF flops to the floor! MJF’s ring awareness is strong but Ospreay pursues. Ospreay drags MJF up to put him in the ring, and then onto the apron. Ospreay uses a corner to go up and APRON OSCUTTER FLOP as MJF steps back! Ospreay writhes, signaling to his arm, and the ref hurries to check. MJF may have gotten lucky here, as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ref has Ospreay go around the way but MJF is in pursuit! MJF shows no mercy as he grabs that bad arm, and RAMS Ospreay into steel steps! MJF stands on the steps to soak up all the heat, as well as talk some trash on Ospreay. It’s certainly in the vain of MJF is who AEW needs, not Ospreay. MJF drags Ospreay up and into the ring, then takes his time to taunt fans over the table. He flips the fans off, he isn’t gonna do what they want. MJF then goes back to Ospreay, grabs the bad arm, and he stands on it, to then STOMP it! MJF soaks up more heat as he paces around Ospreay, then clamps onto the arm again.

Ospreay endures the mounted armlock, and he fights to his feet. Now Ospreay pulls hair, but MJF throws Ospreay down by the arm. MJF grinds that shoulder but Ospreay still endures. The fans rally as Ospreay fights, stands up, and throws body shots. Dynamite returns to single picture as Ospreay ROCKS MJF with forearms. Ospreay whips, MJF reverses but Ospreay handsprings, only for MJF to KICK the bad arm! Ospreay clutches the elbow, but MJF hauls him up! Double underhooks, for a SHOULDER BUSTER! And then it’s back to the armlock! Ospreay rolls through, but MJF ducks the roundhouse to pump handle!

MJF adds a half nelson, MADE IN JAPAN! Or perhaps, Made in Long Island? Cover, TWO!! Ospreay knows that move from his rivalry with Shingo Takagi. The fans rally while both men are down again, “This is Awesome!” Ospreay and MJF slowly rise, MJF storms over, and he whips. Ospreay holds ropes to stop that, so MJF CLUBS the arm! MJF makes the pecs dance, whips again, but Ospreay reverses. Ospreay then dodges MJF to handspring and NEURALIZER KICK! Both men are down again and the fans stay fired up! Ospreay sits up first, then both men stand. Ospreay BOOTS MJF’s haymaker to then ENZIGIRI!

MJF wobbles, Ospreay wrenches an arm, and Ospreay CHOPS MJF off his feet! Ospreay drags MJF up to wrench and CHOP him down again! Ospreay stands MJF one more time, to CHOP, CHOP, and- NO, MJF blocks the chop! MJF WRINGS the arm, Ospreay cartwheels through! ENZIGIRI! Torture rack, TOWER HACKER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives and the fans can’t believe it! The fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but there’s still more show that has to happen! MJF crawls to the apron, Ospreay stalks him. MJF flops to the floor, but he’s near that table… Ospreay goes to the floor and brings MJF up.

MJF throat chops Ospreay! MJF runs away into the crowd, but Ospreay pursues! Ospreay fires hands on MJF even as MJF goes up the bleachers. Ospreay grabs MJF, bends him against railing, and offers free shots. A little girl starts punching MJF in the ribs! MJF flips her family off but Ospreay CLUBS away on MJF! Ospreay fist bumps the girl and drags MJF back up. Ospreay ROCKS MJF with a right and follows him down the stairs. Ospreay CHOPS MJF to keep him moving, but MJF takes a detour into the seats. So Ospreay makes MJF take a seat and punches down hands! The fans count along, Ospreay winds up, and hits TEN!

MJF flounders around, Ospreay shows that there’s one guy still wearing an MJF Kangaroo Kick shirt, and then pursues MJF. MJF pokes Ospreay right in the eyes! MJF CLUBS Ospreay, but Ospreay kicks MJF! Ospreay SMACKS MJF off the trash can! The fans fire up and Ospreay DUMPS MJF into the trash can! MJF kicks and flails but Ospreay BOOTS the can! MJF falls out, stumbles away, and Ospreay pursues. They finally return to ringside, and Ospreay refreshes the count that was never happening anyway. Ospreay then drags MJF over to the table, punches him onto it, then goes up the steel steps.

Ospreay then goes up the corner and fans are thunderous already! Ospreay aims, but MJF hurries off the table. The fans boo and Ospreay sighs, but Ospreay hops down to go after MJF. But MJF gut wrenches! Ospreay victory rolls, TWO! MJF has the victory roll, TWO! Ospreay has it, TWO! MJF is up, Ospreay gets around and hops on, POISON-RANA! MJF flounders to a corner, Ospreay runs up, but MJF pops him up! Another SUPERKICK as Ospreay is upside-down! MJF goes up, LONG ISLAND SUNRISE!! Cover, TWO!?! The fans are electric as Ospreay survives another hard shot! Ospreay then goes to the apron and then the floor.

MJF pursues, and we return to the table. MJF puts Ospreay on the table and then goes up the apron. The fans rally as MJF actually climbs the corner. MJF reaches the top, but then Ospreay slips off the table! The fans still boo, they want that table to see some action. MJF hops down, talks smack on Ospreay, then CHOPS him. MJF BITES Ospreay’s arm! The fans boo and tell MJF he’s sick! The ref counts, MJF lets off, but he then ROCKS Ospreay with a haymaker. MJF again mocks Daniel Garcia, even asking if Garcia has feeling in his arms again. MJF then whips Ospreay hard into railing! Ospreay almost ends up in the front row!

MJF makes Ospreay take a seat, and he CLAWS at Ospreay’s face! MJF refreshes the ring count, then runs in at Ospreay, to BOOT Ospreay against railing! MJF hops up to soak up more heat, then he refreshes with some water. That he then splashes at fans. MJF stalks Ospreay back to the table, refreshes the count, and then asks, “Ospreay who?” MJF stands Ospreay up to whip, but Ospreay goes up onto the railing, to OSCUTTER to the floor! The fans fire up again while both men are down! Ospreay clutches the bad leg and the bad arm, but he manages to rise up and put MJF in. Ospreay then swings, but into MJF’s dragon sleeper!

But Ospreay flips things around! The fans cheer, as Ospreay hits CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!!! MJF survives, but Ospreay storms after him in a corner. MJF uses the ref as a shield, then he pokes Ospreay in the eyes! MJF goes up to DOUBLE STOMP the bad arm! MJF reels Ospreay in, hammerlock and lift, DDT!! Cover, TWO!!! Ospreay survives and the fans continue to rally behind him. MJF is frustrated but he pursues Ospreay to the apron. MJF drags Ospreay through ropes, and HEAT- NO! Ospreay throws MJF away, MJF’s leg “jams,” and Ospreay takes aim. Ospreay springboards but MJF hits ropes to trip him up!

Ospreay gets stuck up there, MJF goes up to LEAPING LARIAT!! Cover, TWO?!? MJF is beside himself as Ospreay survives again! MJF stalks Ospreay to the apron, drags him up, and gut wrenches! The fans freak out but Ospreay flails and kicks! Ospreay turns things around onto MJF, but MJF KICKS Ospreay! MJF then suplexes, but Ospreay slips free! Ospreay waistlocks but the arm won’t let him lift! So Ospreay SUPERKICKS MJF instead! MJF wobbles, Ospreay reels him in, and tucks him for an APRON STYLES CLASH!!! Both men fall to the floor and Little Rock is losing its collective mind right now!

Ospreay drags MJF up and into the ring, covers, TWO!!!! MJF survives but Ospreay is too tired to be upset. Ospreay just rises up, brings MJF to his feet, and reels him in. Even with one arm, Ospreay hits a LAST RIDE!! Cover, TWO!! MJF reminds us why he was once the longest reigning AEW World Champion while Dynamite goes back to picture in picture.

Ospreay shakes out the arms, but Doc Sampson is called over to check. Doc checks that arm, from lifting to turning. Then Doc checks with Ospreay if he wants to do “that,” and Ospreay says go for it. Doc YANKS Ospreay’s arm to pop it back in place! Ospreay clutches the arm again but it seems that did the trick. Ospreay has the fans fired up again, and he drags MJF up for Kawada Kicks! Ospreay stands over MJF while Dynamite goes to break.

Dynamite 250 returns and Ospreay calls his shot. MJF rises, and he spins Ospreay around to BITE Ospreay’s face! The fans boo, MJF runs, but Ospreay HIDDEN BLADES!! Cover, TWO!!! MJF survives a shot to the face but Ospreay roars! The fans are thunderous as MJF sits up, into a BUZZSAW! MULE KICK! OSC- NO, MJF stops the cutter to gut wrench, and TOMBSTONE!! Cover, TWO?!?! Ospreay survives again and the fans again cheer “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for giving us this instant classic. MJF snarls, and he uses wrist tape to CHOKE Ospreay! The ref reprimands, MJF lets off, and MJF goes to the corner with Ospreay.

MJF wrenches the bad arm, whips him hard into the corner, and Ospreay falls. The fans boo but MJF grins as he rises up. MJF storms over to Ospreay, stands him up and wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! MJF whips again, and harder! Ospreay falls back, MJF flexes, but the fans boo. MJF mocks the United Empire crown then says shove it. MJF drags Ospreay up, whips him corner to corner again, but Ospreay reveres! MJF tumbles up, comes back, and Ospreay CHOPS! And CHOPS! But MJF blocks one again to WRING the arm again! Ospreay writhes, MJF leans on ropes, and then MJF runs in. Ospreay DUMPS MJF out hard!

The fans fire up and Ospreay goes to the apron, only for MJF to YANK him down! MJF puts Ospreay in the ring and says that’s why he’s the smartest wrestler in AEW. But not the wisest as Ospreay DIVING HIDDEN BLADES MJF!! Both men fall to the floor and the fans are thunderous again! Ospreay rises, a ring count starts, and fans count along. We hit 5 of 10, Ospreay puts MJF in at 6. Ospreay goes up the corner, and he BLINDSIDE CHEERIOS! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives again but Ospreay doesn’t get frustrated. Ospreay goes to the apron and climbs up the corner, but MJF again hits ropes! Ospreay lands bad on the corner this time!

MJF climbs up, throws hands, then goes to the very top. SUPER- NO! Ospreay stops the Steiner with one good arm! The fans fire up as he tucks MJF in, for a SUPER STYLES CLASH!! But Ospreay struggles to turn MJF over for the cover! ROPEBREAK!! Ospreay is frustrated now but there’s nothing he can do about that. Ospreay drags MJF up but MJF HOTSHOTS the arm! MJF reels Ospreay in, for an APRON HEATSEEKER!! Ospreay flops to the floor, and MJF looks at the table…! MJF puts Ospreay on the table, hurries back to the corner, and MJF climbs! The fans are going nuts already as MJF SUPER MACHO ELBOWS THROUGH THE TABLE!!!

The fans lose their minds all over again as MJF goes for broke! The ref checks both men, and they’re somehow okay to continue! “This is Awesome!” as we once again go picture in picture.

MJF flounders his way back to ringside and drags himself in. But Champion’s Advantage won’t let him win the title like this! Ospreay is still on the outside as we pass 5 of 10, and he starts to stir around 7. MJF then springs out after Ospreay to get him back in! Seems MJF was just resting, and he shouts about something, probably about how he’s better. MJF stands, paces around, then stomps Ospreay’s legs, then Dynamite goes to break.

Dynamite 250 returns again, and MJF has Ospreay in a Cobra Twist. MJF sneakily grabs the ropes to add on leverage! The ref looks but MJF lets go in time. Ospreay still endures, and MJF digs a knuckle into the ribs. MJF then again sneaks a grab at the ropes! The ref gets closer to catching him but the fans tell on MJF! MJF tells them all to shut up! MJF still grabs for ropes, but the ref sees it this time! MJF says he’s not doing nothing! The ref KICKS that arm! Ospreay then hip tosses free! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! MJF gets up, Ospreay reels him into a package, TWO! Schoolboy, TWO!

Ospreay stands, slips around to backslide, TWO!! MJF escapes again, to headlock takeover and cover, TWO as Ospreay headscissors! MJF moves around, bridges to a cover, TWO as Ospreay bridges out! A spin and backslide, TWO!! MJF whips, Ospreay swings but MJF gets under! Ospreay leaps, into the POWER BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!!! The fans are electric again as both men are down! The fans sing for Ospreay as he crawls to a corner. MJF sits up then rises up to soak up heat. MJF hits the kangaroo stance?! The fans are torn, surely he isn’t serious. But then MJF runs up, KANGAROO- NO! Ospreay catches MJF!

Ospreay CATAPULTS MJF, but MJF lands safe on the corner! Only for Ospreay to tuck him in and CHEEKY NANDOS! MJF is still stuck so Ospreay goes up after him, for a SUPER POISON RANA! MJF lands out?! MJF shows he can do what Ospreay does and the fans lose their minds! LARIAT in the corner, then MJF hoists Ospreay up top. MJF goes up and up and smirks, gives some thrusts, then SUPER STEINERS! Ospreay lands out!! Ospreay shows MJF how it’s really done and MJF is in disbelief! Both men turn around, MJF swings but Ospreay goes Matrix! MJF returns the favor to dodge Ospreay!

Ospreay blocks a kick but MJF pokes him in the eyes! MJF flips everyone off, but Ospreay HOOK KICKS him! MJF rebounds to ROCK Ospreay! Ospreay rebounds to BOOT MJF! MJF rebounds to ROLLING ELBOW! Ospreay rebounds, MJF SWATS the lariat, gets Ospreay up but Ospreay slips outta the bomb! MJF blocks the kick again, KNEES Ospreay and runs, but into the TIGER WALL KICK! ENZIGIRI! MJF rebounds, Ospreay slips through the lariat! Ospreay lifts MJF but MJF back drops free! Ospreay sunset flips it, TWO!! MJF sits on the cover, TWO! Ospreay has it, TWO! MJF has it, TWO! ONE! ONE! ONE! ONE!

Ospreay keeps MJF down, TWO!! MJF swings, Ospreay dodges, OSC- SUPERKICK!! MJF drags Ospreay up, suplex, STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE returns! Then PISONI-RANA returns!! Ospreay underhooks to STORM- NO, MJF slips free to DREAM SMASHER! MJF runs, into a SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Even after all that, there’s still something in the gas tanks on both men! Little Rock gives a standing ovation for this AEW Match of the Year contender! MJF crawls to a corner, Ospreay pursues. Ospreay puts MJF up top, ROCKS him, but has to slap some fire into himself. Ospreay goes up top, but MJF fires body shots!

MJF gut wrenches Ospreay, but Ospreay kicks free! Ospreay then slingshots back up, to SUPER OSCUTTER!! And HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Ospreay can’t believe it and now he’s mad! Ospreay throws off the elbow pad as Little Rock is erupting! MJF sits up, but DUCKS the Hidden Blade! Ospreay tumbles but MJF is also down, too tired to sit back up. Ospreay crawls his way back over, sits MJF up, but MJF SPITS at him!! Ospreay gets REALLY mad now! MJF panics, Ospreay HEADBUTTS him! Ospreay reels MJF in, the fans say do it, and Ospreay says yes! Underhooks, one minute warning, but Ospreay isn’t sure which Storm Attack to use!

Ospreay hauls MJF up, to STORM…! NO, Ospreay stops short of the driver! They fans boo, they want him to end MJF but Ospreay says he’s not like that anymore. Ospreay drags MJF up , MJF SHOVES Ospreay into the ref!! The ref goes down, we’re under 20 seconds! Ospreay hurries over to MJF, DYNAMITE DIAMOND RING PUNCH!!! Cover, MJF WINS!!!!

Winner: MJF, by pinfall (NEW AEW International Champion)

There was literally two seconds left, but MJF pulls it off!! The Wolf of Wrestling proves he’s still just a lowdown dirty snake, but he’s the snake that stole the gold from the #BillyGOAT. Medics help both guys get icepacks, water and oxygen, and MJF rises like a zombie to celebrate himself. The Scumbag may have survived The Aerial Assassin, but will he be ready to go All In against The Bastard?

 

Backstage interview Mark Briscoe & The Acclaimed.

Arkady Aura is with the Sussex County Chicken, as well as Max Caster & Anthony Bowens, and says they asked for this time to talk with each other. Caster says that’s right, because they know Mr. Briscoe is on Team AEW for Blood & Guts. They also know that Team AEW needs a couple more partners, and the only way Mark gets “The Best Wrestler Alive” on his side is when Caster & Bowens join the team together. Plus, The Acclaimed just beat The Bucks a couple weeks ago, they have their number, this is a no brainer! Bowens says that’s right! And they’re also this close to becoming AEW World Tag Team Champions once again, they want a piece of The Bucks’ asses!

Plus, when you think AEW, you think The Acclaimed, because EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! So they want in! Mark says that’s right! They had his back a couple weeks ago, so as far as he’s concerned, The Acclaimed is in, baby! But Mark’s not the only man calling the shots on this, if you understand what he’s saying. In steps AEW World Champion, Swerve Strickland. Swerve says listen! They’ve been through their fair share of squabbles, so he knows what Acclaimed is all about. Swerve’s also been in battles with The Briscoes, so he knows Dem Boys are real tough people. There is nobody better to go to war with than those you’ve battled against.

Therefore, “y’all ready to get violent?” The Acclaimed say hell yeah! Hands in, and Mark warns The Elite that Team AEW is coming for them! LET’S GO, BABY!! Bowens & Caster follow Briscoe out, Swerve nods, will this team be ready to rip apart The Elite? Will Swerve be ready for The Rainmaker later on tonight in the main event? Or will Kazuchika Okada rain on Swerve’s House and wash it away?

 

“Big Bill” Morrissey is in the ring.

The Redwood introduces to the “seeds, saplings, roots and most importantly, branches,” the Learning Tree, Chris Jericho! The “For The World” Champion is accompanied by “Bad Apple” Bryan Keith as he makes his way out here, waving to Little Rock. The fans boo but Jericho still smiles. “Hi, guys~! Y’know, Little Rock, you need to take a few lessons from The Learning Tree. This city is such a high-crime, violent city, 1,533 crimes for ever 100,000 people, you can do better than that! But let’s talk about Dynamite 250 for AEW, I was on the very first Dynamite, and I’ve been on almost every single one since.

“And the ones that I missed, the Branches were so angry, cards and letters filed in, so I made a promise, I’m never gonna miss another Dynamite again.” The fans boo but Jericho says he’ll be on every one, even until episode 500! It’s like he’s said: When you listen to The Learning Tree, good things happen. And when you don’t, people get hurt, dammit! This isn’t right! Jericho is begging us all to listen to him! Look to those who haven’t. Shibata’s arm, Hook getting that fireball to his face, that’s horrible. And then Samoa Joe is literally driven through a wall because he wasn’t listening to The Learning Tree!

Jericho is begging us, this has to stop! People are getting hurt! At this point, everyone should realize they need to listen to Jericho. Surely everyone knows the teachings of Jericho are so important. Who would be crazy enough not to listen? Who would be psychotic enough not to use the teachings of Jericho? Who would be maniacal enough to- IS THAT MINORU SUZUKI!? Jericho is very worried seeing the Meanest Man in the World returning here to AEW! Suzuki has a paper in his hands, but what could it be? Suzuki goes to the ring and fans get fired up. Suzuki waits, and he steps in at “KAZE NI NARE~!”

Suzuki stares Jericho down while the fans cheer him on. Suzuki looks at the FTW Championship, then he snatches Jericho’s mic. “Next week…” Suzuki holds up the paper, Keith snatches it, and Keith reads it for Jericho. This is an official order from AEW management. The Redwood AND Bad Apple are banned from ringside for Jericho VS Suzuki, an FTW Championship match! Suzuki then HEADBUTTS Jericho down! Bill goes to help Jericho and Keith backs up. Suzuki grins and waves, “Bye, guys~!” Jericho looks to be fearing for his life now that he knows there is someone crazy enough to ignore his teachings. Will the King of Pancrase cut down The Learning Tree?

 

The Elite speak.

Nicholas asks Matthew and Okada if they heard all that. The Elite heard what The Acclaimed, Mark Briscoe and Swerve Strickland had to say, and it is ridiculous! What pisses them off even more is that The Acclaimed think they’re just gonna become two-time AEW Tag Team Champions. Not on their watch! Matt says what those guys need is a reminder about just who the hecc they are! This is THE Elite, the greatest team in AEW. And after next week, they’ll have all the gold and all the power! Nick points out it won’t be all the gold. Swerve is still AEW World Champion. Well, Matt says after what they do to Swerve, that title might just end up vacated.

Because see, they’re dealing with the most dangerous people in the business. They’re going up against The Young Bucks, the greatest tag team ever. They’re dealing with the Continental Champion, The Rainmaker, Kazuchika Okada. They’re dealing with the unpredictable Scapegoat, the TNT Champion, Jack Perry. And Matt’s favorite part: making his return to The Elite, Hangman Adam Page! And oh, in steps the TBS Champion, Mercedes Mone! The CEO says hi to the EVPs, and she thanks them for banning Britt Baker from even being backstage tonight so that she can’t ruin Dynamite 250 for them.

Matt says let’s just say there’s no drama coming from The DMD to the CEO, via the EVPs. Okada whispers something to Matt and Matt asks if Mone will do the dance for them. Oh, her CEO shuffle? Of course! C E O! C E O! Ok, got to go~! Mone heads out, Okada wipes himself down. He claims it’s just really hot back here. Matt & Nick say okay, sure. But will The CEO still be golden like The Elite? Or will she end up the Native Beast’s next meal?

 

AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Nyla Rose!

Well, as we just heard, there will be no Britt Baker anywhere tonight because that is how bad she got under The CEO’s skin. Mone even made sure this Open Challenge would not allow Britt to answer it, so in steps a different former AEW Women’s World Champion. Will Mone find there are threats all over the AEW roster? Or will she still be making that double champion type bank?

The introductions are made, the teal title is raised, and we see who is truly the Face of TBS!

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally and duel, the two tie up, and Mone tries but she can’t push Nyla back at all! Nyla puts Mone in a corner, Mone goes up the ropes, but the ref counts. Nyla lets off but Mone scuffs her. Nyla is annoyed, but she mocks Mone’s dance. Nyla runs up, Mone leaps over, but then Nyla runs up again. Mone gets around, waistlocks, but Nyla THROWS her away! The fans rally, Nyla storms up but Mone drop toeholds her onto ropes! Mone CLUBS and stomps away on Nyla. Mone drags Nyla up to stomp into a corner, but the ref counts. Mone digs her boots in, but lets off at 4.

Mone backs off to then storm back up and drag Nyla up. Mone talks trash, but Nyla reels her in! Nyla suplexes, and she holds Mone up, does a squat or two, but Mone slips free! Mone CLUBS Nyla, runs, but Nyla scoops her! Nyla stops the tilt-o-whirl, and shouts, “Have you lost your mind?!” Nyla suplexes to hang Mone out to dry! Nyla KNEES Mone, goes to the corner and climbs, and the fans fire up for the GUILLOTINE KNEE DROP! Nyla drags Money to the cover, TWO!! Mone survives and Nyla is frustrated, but Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Nyla drags Mone up, ELBOWS her down, then she drags Mone into a backbreaker rack across her knee! Mone endures, even as Nyla pushes her down! Mone fights free with kicks, then fires forearms. Nyla ROCKS Mone right back! Nyla then torture racks Mone to thrash her around! Mone endures, slips down, but Nyla blocks the arm-drag! Nyla whips Mone into the corner, then runs in, only for Mone to move! Nyla POSTS herself, then Mone goes to the apron. Mone BOOTS Nyla into the post! Nyla falls back, Mone soaks up the cheers and jeers, then she sits Nyla down. METEORA! Mone drags Nyla to a cover, TWO!

Mone is upset so she rains down fists! The ref reprimands, Mone lets off to swagger around. Mone stalks Nyla, stomps her around, then bumps her off buckles. Mone stands Nyla up for forearm after forearm, then she climbs up to rain down fists! Mone goes to nine, soaks up the cheers and jeers, but Nyla brings Mone off the corner! Mone RANAS Nyla away, hurries to run, and she METEORAS again! Cover, TWO! Mone is frustrated but Nyla’s a former champion for a reason. Mone drags Nyla up, and clamps on with a COBRA TWIST! Nyla endures, even as Mone puts on the pressure. Mone ELBOWS Nyla in the ribs, but Nyla powers out with a hip toss!

Mone stands, blocks a boot and KNEES Nyla back. Mone runs, slips around, and has a SLEEPER! Dynamite 250 returns to single picture while Nyla starts to fade! The fans rally, Nyla fights up, and she swings Mone around into a facelock! Nyla snap suplexes Money away! The fans fire up while Mone flounders to a corner. Nyla snarls, rises up, and runs in to back body block! And then LARIAT! Mone staggers back up, Nyla runs in at the corner and SPLASHES! Mone sits down, Nyla fires up and Little Rock is with her! CANNONBALL! Nyla drags Mone to a cover, TWO!! Mone survives, showing why she’s been champion all over the world.

Nyla snarls, and she goes up the corner. Mone stands to kick the leg! Nyla falls, Mone goes up and up to VADER BOMB! Nyla sputters, Mone gets moving, BOOT WASH! Mone pushes Nyla, goes up the corner, and she METEORAS again! Cover, TWO!! Nyla survives and Mone can’t believe it! Mone drags Nyla up, turns her, but Nyla’s too big to Gory Especial! Nyla RAMS Mone into the corner, the fans duel, but Nyla puts Mone up top. Nyla then climbs up to have Mone’s arm. But Mone fires elbows on Nyla! Mone adjusts position, and SUPER BULLDOGS! Mone then brings out a glove, all to mock Britt!

Mone puts on her glove, spells out “C! E! O!” RINGS OF SATURN, and then the LOCKJAW!! Nyla BITES Mone’s fingers!! That’s what Mone gets! But then DRIBBLES Nyla’s face off the mat, and puts on the STATEMENT MAKER! Nyla taps, Mone wins!

Winner: Mercedes Mone, by submission (still AEW TBS Champion)

Mone may not be able to do it like The DMD, but she still wins out and holds up both belts. Mone then spots a fan with a sign, “DMD > CEO,” and she snatches that sign! Mone RIPS the sign up, and the fan wearing the Sting mask is upset. That fan pie faces Mone!? Because surprise! It’s BRITT BAKER!! The DMD suck into the show and The CEO is running for her life!! Security surrounds Mone to shield her from Britt! The guards then swarm Britt, and Mone is safe, for now. Will Britt have her Wembley Stadium moment with Mone whether Mone likes it or not?

 

Jack Perry speaks.

The Scapegoat flips a coin, then tells Darby Allin, “You wanted to get my attention? Well, you’ve got it now. All you had to do was ask. Did you really have to go and hurt Brandon Cutler? Maybe what I mean to say is, do you think I give a s*it about Brandon Cutler?” He is standing OVER Brandon! And then THROWS him through a door! Jack SMACKS Brandon off a boiler, then tells Darby to come find Jack tonight. Then Jack will show Darby what real sacrifice looks like. Will The Relentless One get that fight with the TNT Champion after all?

 

Toni Storm is here!

The Leading Lady is back so soon after how brutally Mariah May betrayed her? Wait, no… That’s Mariah May taking her cosplay to a new level. The understudy is now portraying the part of AEW Women’s World Champion as she menacingly makes her way down to the ring. The fans boo the protege for how she did Toni Storm dirty, but Mariah grabs a mic for herself. The fans chant for Toni but Mariah sighs. “Let’s be honest. You all saw it coming. Everybody saw it coming, except Toni Storm.” The fans boo but Mariah says that woman is so desperate for the spotlight, she didn’t realize she was giving it all away.

“The question shouldn’t be ‘why,’ the question should be, ‘Mariah, what took you so long?’ Honestly, I didn’t think it would last this long either. But it was so… easy! And I was having so much fun stringing her along, I just wanted to see how far it would go. But then, I saw Wembley. And I thought, ‘Why take the old horse out back when I can kill it in front of as many people as possible?” The fans boo more but Mariah says she’s been Toni Storm, and now she can be so much more! Fans chant “We Want Toni!” and Mariah smirks. Mariah tells Toni not to worry, she still loves her. In fact, she’s never loved her more than when Toni was on her knees, screaming and crying Mariah’s name. “That was your greatest performance.”

As for Mariah’s greatest performance, that will be at All In! The fans boo more but Mariah says now, AEW is All About Mariah! Mariah then lies back on the mat to revel in it just like Toni would. But will Toni make sure Mariah suffers far worse than what she gave Toni?

 

AEW shares post show footage from Collision.

The Bang Bang Gang returned backstage but they’re asked about being stripped of the Unified World Trios Championships. Juice said hold on, they ain’t been stripped of nothing. Whoever wants these belts will have to pry them out of their cold, dead hands! But then Christopher Daniels and a couple refs appear backstage, and the Fallen Angel knows it isn’t the most popular decision, nor is it fair to the champs, but that’s the rules of AEW. Austin says he isn’t taking these belts! Daniels says it’s either that or they’re suspended and they don’t get a chance to fight for them against The Patriarchy.

Colten says fine, take ’em. Take all nine belts! Daniels gathers them up and Austin tells Christian Cage that they are not scared of a guy with a daddy fetish, some TikTok kid, a stepmom straight outta Brazzers, and a giant lizard! Juice says what will happen is The Collision Cowboys come home, and they come home with their little hardware homies! And if you’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP! Will Rock Hard Robinson, Fully Cocked Colten, and… Austin make sure Captain Charisma and his “sons” never touch the gold? Or can no one stop The Patriarchy from taking over AEW?

 

Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Kazuchika Okada!

It is a Champion VS Champion showdown to close this milestone episode, but no titles are on the line. However, Blood & Guts is just next week, and each side is looking for momentum. Will Little Rock belong to Swerve’s House? Or will The Rainmaker prove he’s the top champion in AEW?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally for “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The two tie up, Okada headlocks for the takeover but Swerve headscissors. Okada kips free, roles reverse, but then Okada headscissors. Swerve kips free, blocks the takeover this time, and he brings Okada up to power out. Okada avoids the hurdle, BOOTS back, then runs. Swerve rolls to trip Okada, then runs. Okada avoids the House Call, waistlocks then ripcords, but Swerve ducks the lariat! Swerve half nelsons but Okada fights out! Swerve arm-drags, Okada headscissors, Swerve kips up, and fans fire up for the stare down!

Swerve grins but Okada brushes things off. The two reset, knuckle lock, and Okada kicks low! Okada CLUBS Swerve, ROCKS him with a forearm, then scoops. Swerve slips free, Okada runs up, but Swerve goes up and over to roll Okada up. Okada rolls through but Swerve EDDY GORDO RANAS! The fans fire up, Swerve runs to UPPERCUT Okada! Swerve snapmares Okada, goes up and FALLING UPPERCUTS! Swerve hits the Griddy and fans cheer! Swerve even mocks the Rainmaker pose! Okada sits up and glares at Swerve. Swerve eggs Okada on, so Okada ROCKS him! Swerve ROCKS Okada back!

The forearms go back and forth, then they pick up speed! Okada dares Swerve to hit him, so Swerve kicks low! Swerve whips, Okada reverses to then FLAPJACK! Swerve tumbles out of the ring but Okada pursues. Okada runs up to kick and DDT to the floor! Swerve writhes and Okada just watches him while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ring count climbs, but Okada drags Swerve up. Okada brings Swerve over, SMACKS him off steps, and he stalks Swerve around the way. Okada SMACKS Swerve off the steps again! Okada refreshes the count, then pursues Swerve. Swerve rolls into the ring but Okada drags him out. Okada RAMS Swerve into the barriers! The fans are torn but Okada just goes back into the ring. Swerve rolls in, Okada drags him up, but Swerve fires body shots! Swerve shoves Okada, fireman’s carries, but Okada fights free to go for an arm! Then he hits a NECKBREAKER! Okada watches Swerve flounder away, then storms up on him.

Okada brings Swerve up but Swerve pushes him into a corner. Okada CLUBS Swerve down, whips corner to corner hard, and Swerve falls to his knees. Okada runs in to ELBOW Swerve, and Swerve falls again. Okada rests against ropes, taking Swerve a little lightly here, but he goes back over. Okada brings Swerve up to ROCK him, then UPPERCUT him! Swerve goes to a corner, but he fires forearms in return! Okada eggs Swerve on, so Swerve fires more shots! Okada UPPERCUTS Swerve again! Swerve drops to his knees, and Okada kicks him. Okada eggs Swerve on, the fans rally up, and Okada scuffs Swerve.

Swerve SLAPS Okada! Swerve fires forearms but Okada doesn’t budge! Okada eggs Swerve on, Dynamite 250 returns to single picture, and Swerve throws more forearms! Okada roars, runs up, but Swerve ducks to then RISING HEADBUTT! Both men wobble, Swerve shakes that off to storm back up on Okada. Swerve whips, Okada reverses, but Swerve BOOTS Okada! Swerve goes up but Okada DROPKICKS him down! Swerve ends up on the apron, Nana coaches him up and the fans rally. Swerve rises, drags himself up, but Okada storms out after him. Okada scoops Swerve but Swerve holds ropes to stop the driver!

Swerve CLUBS Okada, is free, and he fireman’s carries! Okada flails free, swings, but Swerve HOTSHOTS Okada away! Swerve then slingshots in, somersaults and COMPLETE SHOTS! Gator roll to the deadlift and BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Okada survives that and Swerve grows frustrated. Swerve shakes out his arms, then goes to a corner. Okada sits up in a daze but Swerve goes up. Okada hurries to anchor Swerve! Okada brings Swerve down to CLAW his face! The ref reprimands, Okada lets off, but then Okada brings Swerve out in the Alabama Lift! REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!

Okada pretends to be upset but then he’s stone faced as he drags Swerve up. Okada scoops and SLAMS Swerve, then he climbs the corner. Nana warns Swerve, but the MACHO ELBOW still hits! Okada rises, the fans boo, and Okada Rainmaker MIDDLE FINGERS! But Swerve victory rolls him! TWO!! Okada runs up and stops the discus, to DISCUS miss as Swerve goes Matrix! Swerve kips up to mule kick, CLUB, BOOT, and- DROPKICK from Okada! The fans fire up while both men are down! The ref starts a standing count and the fans rally up. Both men sit up at 5 of 10, and Okada flounders to a corner.

Swerve runs up, blocks a boot and CLUBS the leg! Okada tries again but Swerve slips around to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Then right into a powerbomb to POWERSLAM! Swerve hurries up the corner, takes aim, KILL- NO, Okada dodges! Okada scoops and TOMBSTONE!! Okada roars because he’s not done! He drags Swerve up, ripcords, RAIN- JUMPING STOMPS!! The fans are thunderous and Swerve aims from a corner! “Whose House?” THE BUCKS ATTACK SWERVE!

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by disqualification

The fans boo but The Elite doesn’t care about the win anymore, because they’re looking to hurt Swerve! But wait, here comes The Acclaimed! they brawl with The Bucks! But then Jack Perry shows up to CLOBBER Caster! But then here comes Mark Briscoe! Chicken DECKS Matt, DECKS Jack, and DECKS Nick! Team AEW stands tall together, but Jack comes back for more! Jack whips Briscoe, but he dodges Jack to DIVE onto the Bucks! The fans fire up as Mark goes back for Jack, only to end up in the DRAPING DDT! The Scapegoat fancies himself a Viper, does he? But then HOUSE CALL for Jack Perry!

The AEW World Champion stands tall and Little Rock is thunderous! But then, here comes The Black Hat. Swerve turns around to glare at Hangman as he storms down, glaring at Swerve! The fans are thunderous again, but then Okada trips Swerve up! Okada drags Swerve out, but then Bowens does the same to Hangman! The brawl is going all over the ringside area but it is still 5v4 in favor of The Elite! Security rushes out here to stop this, and The Elite uses the security as their shields! BUT WAIT! Darby Allin is here!! Jack did call him out, so here he comes! Jack looks around, where could he be?

Wait! LOOK UP! Darby drops in from the rafters just like The Icon, Sting! And so now we have 5v5!! The brawl is on again and Little Rock is losing their minds! Security and refs hurry in to stop this, but the security gets thrown aside! Jack is after Darby, Mark helps Darby against him, but then Mark has to fight off Nick! Darby dribbles Jack off the floor! Jack RAMS Darby into railing, Mark returns to help Darby! Security finally separates the factions, which is just fine by The Bucks! But will nothing stop Team AEW from destroying this corrupt Elite once and for all?


My Thoughts:

Now this was an awesome episode of Dynamite. They only advertised three matches, and it turns out that’s all we needed. Ospreay VS MJF was made the opener so they could just go off and give us almost an hour of their best stuff. It kinda makes some PPV matches feel lesser now, but hey, a match of the year candidate is still a match of the year candidate, no matter if it’s TV or PPV. MJF winning out surprised me, but he did cheat so that protects Ospreay. I was hoping for Ospreay VS Pac at All In, but I suppose “The Scumbag VS The Bastard” makes for some fun build. And with how much MJF was taunting Garcia, this has to mean Garcia shows up at All In to go after MJF.

TV Time with Jericho was properly short because we can’t actually drag the show to a screeching halt after how awesome Ospreay VS MJF was. As Jericho started listing qualities like “crazy” and “maniacal,” I just felt Suzuki showing up. Suzuki getting his FTW Championship match with Jericho next week is great, but I’m still thinking Jericho retains. Now, while Keith & Bill are banned from ringside, nothing is stopping Hook from showing up. Hook could go after Jericho after he retains, and that sets up Jericho VS Hook for All In. Which would be interesting because that makes it back to back All In shows for Hook and this FTW Championship.

Good promo from The Bang Bang Gang with Daniels, but like, so filler. Who needed to see them hand over the belts? Or rather, why couldn’t they have figured out to do that during Collision? Very good promo from Mariah May where she completes her transformation into Toni Storm’s replacement. She even phrased it “All About Mariah” to nod how this has been All About Eve the movie, in wrestling form. The fans kept going “What?” just cuz she was taking things slowly, which is rude, but I do feel she could’ve been faster about it. She was definitely going for something with her pacing, but maybe she was also just filling for a little more time. Toni will surely have a response next week or something, though.

Very good promo from Acclaimed with Mark Briscoe and Swerve to establish the Acclaimed joining Team AEW, and very good response promo from The Elite to call them out on it. Though, what a weird detail for Okada to be a Mone simp. He’s married for crying out loud! But that aside, Mone is still tangentially a part of The Elite, and she had a very good match with Nyla tonight. Mone of course found the way to win, but I do appreciate Britt gives us a Sting shoutout by wearing the Sting mask before revealing she was here. Mone running scared was pretty funny, and yeah duh, this match is happening at All In.

In relation, very good promo from Jack Perry, even if poor Brandon had to get beat up again. Jack calling Darby out was good foreshadowing for Darby’s own Sting tribute, and I figured last week that Darby Allin was going to be Team AEW for Blood & Guts. Great main event from Swerve VS Okada that The Bucks of course had to “ruin” to save Okada from a legit loss. At the same time, this keeps either champion from owing the other a title match so close to All In. Great brawl to give us the full 5v5, Blood & Guts is going to be some wild stuff, and it can definitely go either with so many champions involved this time. However, as Mark Briscoe is the only one whose rivalry is NOT in Blood & Guts, he probably takes the loss for Team AEW.

My Score: 9.1/10


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