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Mitchell’s WWE Fastlane Results & Report! (10/7/23)

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Are you ready for life in the Fastlane?

Indianapolis is known for high speed thrills and crashes, and WWE is bringing the same! But will Seth Rollins survive his first-ever Last Man Standing match? Or will the King of Strong Style run him off the road?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: Finn Balor & Damian Priest w/ The Judgment Day VS Cody Rhodes & Jey Uso; Cody & Jey win and become the new Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions.
  • Six Man Tag: Rey Mysterio, Santos Escobar & ??? w/ Zelina Vega VS Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits; Rey, Santos & Carlito win.
  • WWE Women’s Championship Triple Threat: Iyo Sky w/ Damage CTRL VS Charlotte Flair VS Asuka; Iyo wins and retains the title.
  • John Cena & LA Knight VS Jimmy Uso & Solo Sikoa w/ Paul Heyman; Cena & Knight win.
  • WWE World Heavyweight Championship Last Man Standing Match: Seth Rollins VS Shinsuke Nakamura; Rollins wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Fastlane Kickoff Show!

Join Kayla Braxton, Jackie Redmond, Wade Barrett, Booker T and Peter Rosenberg in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the action here in Indy!

 

Santos Escobar talks with Rey Mysterio backstage.

They know their strengths and weaknesses, as well as Lashley’s and the Profits’. But Santos has to ask, is “he” going to come through? And if it comes down to it, if it’s still just 3v2, Escobar will do it but… Did “he” come through? Rey says he put the call in, and the text. Rey knows “he” read the text, but there’s been no response. But…! Trust Rey. Rey trusts “he” will come through. They shake hands, and we have until the Six Man Tag happens, so will the LWO’s third man be here?

 

Backstage interview with Paul Heyman.

Byron Saxton thanks The Wise Man for this time, and asks about how well he feels Jimmy Uso & Solo Sikoa are going to do against the “mega tandem” of LA Knight & John Cena. What? Where is that nickname coming from? How stupid, “mega tandem.” Cena & Knight barely like each other. They’re a team out of necessity because they’re targeted by the Bloodline. Now the Bloodline, Jimmy & Solo, are brothers. They come from the same world, have the same blood in their veins, hence Bloodline. Cena & Knight aren’t a bloodline, they’re trying to survive. Which means tonight, ladies and gentlemen, trust the Wise Man when he says this will be an easy victory for Jimmy & Solo.

Byron then asks, “What if they lose?” Heyman frowns. How could Byron ask that stupid question? Bloodline? Losing? To Cena & Knight? Heyman can’t believe the man wearing pale canary yellow asked that! Why would they lose?! No, really? What sense would it make? Why? WHY!? It makes no sense to ask! Get Kayla Braxton to interview him next time, at least she has intelligence. Heyman rants on and on as he storms into the Bloodline locker room, will he end up even angrier if all that actually happens?

 

Backstage interview with Damage CTRL.

Cathy Kelley is with Iyo Sky, Bayley & Dakota Kai to get some strategy talk from Iyo going into the Triple Threat. Bayley asks if Cathy is an idiot or if this is the first day on the job. Iyo is the Evil Genius of the entire WWE! She isn’t sharing any strategy! Iyo has Bayley calm down and says “daijoubu,” it’s fine. Iyo has her strategy. And she doesn’t need DMG CTRL tonight. Bayley & Dakota are a bit stunned. Iyo heads out on her own, and Bayley huffs and puffs after. Dakota is dreading this, will the Role Model be able to accept staying in the back?

 

Jade Cargill has arrived backstage!

And she shakes hands with Triple H! The Game welcomes the Storm, will Jade have her eye on tonight’s Women’s Championship match?

 

Welcome to Indianapolis.

“You didn’t think you’d just roll through beautiful Indianapolis and not get a little color commentary from Pat McAfee himself, did ya? Look, I’m no mathemetist, never claimed to be an astrophysicist, but I know fast when I see it. Going Mach 3 with your hair on fire is my comfort zone, okay? And hot damn it if tonight ain’t a strap in, keep all hands and feet inside, tick the governor off kinda night! And if there’s one thing I know about this town, it’s that fortune favors the fast. Look at ’em. Superhuman specimens. Athletic A-Listers. Straight up debonair dogs! Born to do one thing: win.

“Gotta keep your head on a swivel, though, fam! Sometimes, even the Fastlane finds a little oncoming traffic. If you’re not fired up right now, I’d say we need a pulse check on an ol’ wet blanket. We are ramping towards a big finish. WWE Fastlane, coming at you like a Mack truck! Let’s goooooo~!”

 

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: Finn Balor & Damian Priest w/ The Judgment Day VS Cody Rhodes & Jey Uso!

The Prince & Punisher took these titles at Payback, but they had to stack the deck against Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn to do it. Will they do it all over again to keep these titles from The American Nightmare & Main Event Jey? Or will opening the night mean they just lose ’em sooner rather than later?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who puts pedal to the metal!

The teams sort out and Priest starts against Jey. Fans rally up as Jey and Priest circle, the fans chant “UCE! OH! UCE! OH!” and the two tie up. Priest powers Jey to a corner, the ref counts, but Jey headlocks back. Priest pushes Jey with a forearm then powers out. Jey RAMS Priest but Priest rebounds to run Jey over! Fans boo but Finn soaks up the heat. Jey keeps cool and he resets with Priest. They circle, the fans rally for “UCE! OH!” again, and the two tie up again. Priest puts Jey in another corner, the ref counts, and Priest lets off slowly. But Jey avoids the sucker punch to fire off body shots! Fans fire up and Jey whips, but Priest reverses.

Jey comes back to UPPERCUT! And KICK a leg! Jey RAMS Priest into a corner, tags in Cody and fans fire up! Cody and Jey isolate a leg to kick, and then Cody headlocks. Fans rally for Cody but Priest powers up and out of the headlock. Cody ducks ‘n’ dodges and slides to kick and RHODES UPPERCUT! Fans fire up as Cody then dropkicks a leg! Priest hobbles, Cody wrenches an arm, tag to Jey. Jey KICKS the bad leg! Jey brings Priest around to HEADBUTT! Priest wobbles and Jey runs, but Priest LARIATS Jey down! Fans boo Priest while Jey checks his teeth. Priest drags Jey up and TOSSES him to the corner!

Priest ROCKS Jey, ROCKS him again, then tags Finn. They mug Jey, Finn throws more hands, then he climbs up to soak up the heat. Finn stomps Jey, then drags Jey up to bump him off buckles. Finn RAMS into Jey again and again, then lets off as Jey sputters and drops to his knees. Finn brings Jey up but Jey HEADBUTTS back! Jey RAMS Finn into the corner, tag to Cody! Cody throws hands on Finn, headlocks, but Finn powers out. Things speedup and Cody catches the hurdle to a fireman’s carry! GUTBUSTER! Then Cody suplexes Finn, holds Finn up, and marches around before the GOURD BUSTER!

Cody brings Finn back up, wrenches an arm, and he tags Jey back in. Fans rally as Jey HEADBUTTS Finn again! Jey HEADBUTTS again, whips, but Priest tags in. Finn reveres the whip, Jey ducks ‘n’ dodges and UPPERCUTS Finn, but Priest ROUNDHOUSES Jey down! Fans boo and Cody protests but The Judgment Day simply bent the rules, no breaking. But Priest CLUBS Jey on the apron, pushes him back into the ring, and then sits him up. Priest ROCKS Jey, taunts Cody, then puts Jey in the corner. Tag to Finn and Priest whips Jey to mule kick! Finn front kicks! Priest low kicks! Finn SCISSOR KICKS! Cover, TWO!

Finn clamps onto Jey with a chinlock and squeezes tight. Fans rally as Jey endures, and Jey fights up, only for Finn to whip him to a corner. Finn CHOPS and throws hands! Finn snapmares, runs and basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Finn stays between Jey and Cody, drags Jey up, and then Finn ELBOWS Jey in the head! Tag to Priest and they mug Jey. Fans rally for “USO! USO!” but Priest pulls Jey into a motorcycle stretch. Jey endures the knee in his back and his arms being pulled back, and Cody rallies the fans up. Jey fights to his feet, throws body shots, but Priest throws Jey down by his hair!

Fans boo and Cody protests, but Priest UPPERCUTS Jey to the corner. Then Priest sucker punches Cody! Cody wants in but Priest runs to ELBOW Jey! Tag to Finn and a slingshot STOMP! Cover, TWO! Finn snarls, drags Jey up, and ELBOWS Him in the head again! Finn chinlocks and grinds Jey down. Fans rally up as Jey fights, but Finn squeezes tight. Jey pushes at the hold, stands up, and throws more body shots. Finn keeps Jey from Cody, they’re so close! Jey throws hands on Finn, but Finn still holds on! Jey keeps trying, but Finn whips him, so Jey BLASTS Priest! Jey dodges Finn and Finn hits buckles!

Fans fire up while both men are down! Jey crawls for his corner, Finn reaches out but Jey gets away, hot tag to Cody! Fans explode as the American Nightmare rallies on Finn! Cody whips, Finn reverses but Cody CLOBBERS Finn! Finn runs in but Cody goes up an d over to then POWERSLAM! Cody keeps moving, springboard, BEAUTIFUL DISASTER! Cover, TWO! Finn survives but Cody keeps his cool. Cody pounds the mat and fans clap along. Finn rises slowly, Cody dragon sleepers, but Priest is back! Cody ROCKS Priest, then hits a DRAGON SCREW in the ropes! But Finn rolls Cody up, TWO!

Cody gets Finn after all, but Finn spins it around! Only for Cody to drop and kick from below! Then springboard, but Finn catches the cutter to the EYE OF THE STORM! Cover, TWO! Cody is still in this and fans rally up. Finn aims from a corner, runs in, SHOTGUN! Cody hits buckles then falls, and Finn climbs up! But Cody trips Finn first! Cody climbs, Finn and Cody throw hands! Fans rally as Cody gets the edge and then brings Finn in. Stalling SUPERPLEX! Fans are thunderous while both men are down! The ref checks both men, they’re both okay to continue. Cody and Finn crawl to their corners, hot tags to Priest and Jey!

Fans rally as Jey fires hands on Priest! Jey powers up and puts some stank in the HAYMAKER! Jey whips, Priest reverses but Jey ducks ‘n’ dodges and mule kicks! Off comes the shirt, for the UPPERCUT! Priest wobbles into the fireman’s carry! But Priest slips free to BELL CLAP! Priest blocks a kick but not the DRAGON WHIP! Priest ends up in the corner and fans fire up! They chant “UCE! OH!” already as Jey goes to the corner. Jey joins in, “UCE! OH! UCE! OH!” hip- NO, Priest puts Jey on the apron! Jey GAMANGIRIS, goes up, and CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Priest is still in this and Jey is frustrated.

Priest goes to the apron, Jey storms up on him, but Priest spins to ROUNDHOUSE! Priest runs in, blocks a superkick and then clinches, FLATLINER! Cover, TWO! Now Priest is frustrated as he stands back up. Priest shakes out the bad leg, and he soaks up the heat. He mocks the “UCE! OH!” chant before he runs in, but Jey ELBOWS him first! Jey goes up but Priest CLUBS Jey, and then brings Jey into the crucifix! But Jey slips free! Jey DECKS Finn, then DUMPS Priest! Jey builds speed and he DIVES! Direct hit on The Judgment Day! Fans are thunderous again as Jey puts Priest back in! Jey climbs up and USO SPLASH!! Cover, Finn breaks it!!

Fans can’t believe it but Finn got there just in time! But then Cody springboards to CODY CUTTER!! Cody and Finn both flop out of the ring and Jey goes to another corner. Jey aims at Priest, runs in, but into a KICK! Priest choke grips, SOUTH OF- NO, Jey slips free! Jey ducks ‘n’ dodges and SPEARS?!? A shot at Roman Reigns as Jey goes to the corner! But wait, here come Rhea & Dom! Mami and her boy waited until the last moment, but Jey SUPERKICKS Dom! Jey looks Mami in the eyes, and she smiles. Jey says he sees her, but goes back to the corner. Jey climbs but Finn anchors his feet! Jey kicks Finn away but Priest ROCKS Jey!

Priest positions Jey just right, goes up after him, and then Finn tags in, SUPER STEINER!! Finn is up in the other corner, COUP DE GRACE!! Cover, CODY BREAKS IT!! All four men are down and Rhea is shocked! She thought they had this! Cody checks Jey, helps him up, and Dom coaches Priest. Priest is hurting from his own Steiner, but he and Finn rise together. Fans are electric as these four start throwing hands! Jey has Finn, Cody has Priest! Priest ROCKS Cody, runs, springboards but into a SUPERKICK! Finn SLINGBLADES Cody! Jey SUPERKICKS Finn! JD McDonagh is here?! Jey SUPERKICKS him!

Finn runs in, Jey sidesteps and O’Conner Roll, TWO into a BRIEFCASE SHOT!! Finn rolls Jey up, TWO?!?!? Now Rhea is really angry!! The Irish Ace argues with the ref about the count but the count was fair! Cody YANKS McDonagh down, but then Priest APRON CHOKE SLAMS Cody!! Priest then pulls the hood off the desk and clears it! Priest drags Cody up onto the desk, but McDonagh runs in! Cody dodges and the briefcase hits Priest’s leg!! Cody then gets Priest for a CROSS RHODES ON THE DESK!!! The Judgment Day is freaking out! Finn checks with McDonagh but Jey FLIES to take them both out!!

Jey puts Finn in, dodges him, Cody tags before the SUPERKICK!! Then Jey hoists Finn up for Cody, FLAPJACK CUTTER COMBO!! A modified One D?! And then Cody hits CROSS RHODES!!! Cover, Cody & Jey win!!!

Winners: Cody Rhodes & Jey Uso, by pinfall (NEW Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions)

The Irish Ace was meant to be a trump card but he just messed it all up!! Now Cody & Jey reign together, will these second generation stars liberate Raw and SmackDown from The Judgment Day? Is the Judgment Day going to implode after what just happened tonight?

 

Wade Barrett and Booker T talk backstage.

What a way to start Fastlane! But what about that main event? This is going to be great! Then who is crazy enough to team with The LWO against Lashley & The Profits? Who knows, but this is definitely life in the Fastlane! Xavier Woods walks in and says this is gonna be goodt! Mind if he joins them? In here? Yeah, with two legends? Why not! Because he was gonna order Pizza Hut. OMG Pizza Hut? Yes, he likes that stuffed, crust, pepper-oni and bacon! But he can get like a big dinner box. And he’s using the app so it’ll be hot and fast. Well Wade’s got some bad news! What? Actually, no, Wade loves Pizza Hut!

Y’know why? BECAAAAUSE~…. They can get breadsticks, wings and dipping sauces! These three are gonna have some fast food for Fastlane, but what’re you gonna have for dinner?

 

Six Man Tag: Rey Mysterio, Santos Escobar & ??? w/ Zelina Vega VS Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits!

Well, just as the living legends were wondering, the living legend that is the King of Lucha has put in the call, because he and the rest of the LWO needs help! Who will dare defy the All Mighty to help Rey & Escobar? No one is with them when they make their entrance, and so the teams sort out. Montez Ford starts against Santos and rubs in that is is 3v2. But Escobar SLAPS Ford, KICKS him, then KICKS him again. Ford shoves, Santos sunset flips but Ford rolls through. Santos avoids the Penalty Kick, then gets his knees up as Ford moonsaults! Dawkins storms in but Santos KICKS him back out!

Santos CLOBBERS Ford, swipes at Lashley, then CLOBBERS Ford again! Santos runs in, Ford puts him on the apron but Santos GAMANGIRIS! Ford flounders, Santos goes up, CROSSBODY! Both men go to corners, and Santos spells it out. “L! W! O!” But Ford avoids the double knees to DECK Santos! Ford laughs at Santos, goes up the corner, but Santos GAMANGIRIS again! Santos goes up to get Ford, for a SUPER DUPER STEINER!! Cover, Lashley breaks it! Lashley looms over Santos but Santos gets up to stare him down. Ford CHOP BLOCKS the leg! Dawkins tags in and he ROCKS Santos!

Dawkins tags Lashley, hits the CYCLONE SPLASH and ENZIGURI, then Lashley RAMS into Santos! NECKBREAKER! Fans boo but Lashley soaks up the heat. Lashley taunts Rey, clamps onto Santos, but Santos drops out of the full nelson! But Lashley drags Santos up to bump off buckles, kick low, and Lashley reels Santos in. Lashley suplexes and he holds Santos up! Fans do cheer that, and then Lashley SLAMS Santos down! Tag to Dawkins and he covers Santos, TWO! Dawkins stays cool and he looms over Santos. Fans rally up but Dawkins whips Santos to a corner. Dawkins runs in to CYCLONE SPLASH again!

Dawkins keeps moving, but Santos DROPKICKS him down! Hot tag to Rey! Rey rallies, tilt-o-whirls and RANAS! Dawkins staggers, Rey BLASTS Ford, but Dawkins kicks low. Dawkins whips, Rey KICKS back, then runs to BLAST Lashley! Rey elbows Dawkins, drop toeholds him onto ropes, but Lashley tags in while Rey dials it up! Lashley catches the 619, Dawkins ROCKS Rey and Lashley SLAMS Rey down! Fans boo but the All Mighty Profits are loving it. Lashley puts Rey in, runs in at the corner, and he RAMS into Rey! Lashley brings Rey in, gut wrenches, and CLIFFHANGER! Ford is all fired up and Lashley tags him in.

Ford slingshots in just to show off, and he runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Ford mocks Santos, then stalks Rey. Rey goes to a corner, Ford runs in and KICKS Rey in the side! Ford stomps Rey again and again, but the ref counts. Ford lets off, has a crazy smile on his face, and he brings Rey up. Ford whips Rey corner to corner hard, then drags him to the corner. Tag to Dawkins and Dawkins stomps Rey. Dawkins drags Rey up, RAMS into him again and again and again, then DECKS Rey! Dawkins taunts santos, the ref reprimands, and the ref misses Lashley CHOKE Rey! Lashley tags in and Dawkins stands Rey up for elbows.

Lashley throws more shots, then he stare Santos down. Lashley runs back in but into a BOOT! Rey fights free of the corner, ELBOWS Lashley, but Lashley whips him to a corner. Lashley runs in, but Rey dodges! Lashley POSTS himself! Ford runs in but Rey TOSSES him! Tag to Dawkins and he drags Rey back, but Rey BOOTS Dawkins away! Only for Ford to YANK Santos down, and RAM him into barriers! The ref reprimands and fans boo but then Zelina hits a METEORA on Ford!! Dawkins whips Rey but Rey tilt-o-whirls to DDT! Rey and Dawkins are down but there’s no Santos to tag! Fans rally all the same, but Rey feels it’s hopeless.

Dawkins drags Rey back, tag to Ford. Ford drops an elbow on Rey’s back! Ford BOOTS Rey down, then scowls. Ford drags Rey up, suplexes, but Rey fights with knees! Rey ENZIGURIS and Ford flops out of the ring! Lashley is frustrated and he fetches Ford. Rey crawls, and CARLITO is here?!? Now that’s cool! Hot tag to Carlito and the fans fire up! Carlito rallies on Ford, then whips, but Ford reverses. Carlito DECKS Lashley, runs Dawkins off, and he dodges Ford off! Carlito whips, Ford KICKS and runs, but into a DROPKICK! Fans fire up and Dawkins runs in. Carlito dodges to clothesline him out!

Rey hits a SEATED SENTON on Dawkins! Lashley CLOBBERS Rey! But santos DIVES to hit Lashley! Ford rolls Carlito up, Carlito rolls through and ducks the enziguri, BACKSTABBER!! Cover, LWO wins!!

Winners: Rey Mysterio, Santos Escobar & Carlito, by pinfall

Just like at Backlash in Puerto Rico, Carlito comes through for the Latino World Order! Will Caribbean Cool stick around to help the LWO stand tall on SmackDown?

 

WWE Women’s Championship Triple Threat: Iyo Sky w/ Damage CTRL VS Charlotte Flair VS Asuka!

They say all women are created equal, but you look at The Evil Genius, the Queen of Flair and the Empress of Tomorrow and you see that statement is not true. These are three of the best in the WWE today, fighting to be THE best. But with Bayley having stuck her foot in Iyo’s mouth, will Iyo have the solution to these 33 and one-third chances of winning? Or will there be a new WWE Women’s Champion leaving Indianapolis?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who truly wears the crown!

The bell rings and fans rally up as the three watch each other. They circle, then Charlotte BOOTS Iyo! Asuka MISTS Charlotte!! Fans fire up and Asuka cheers herself, before she BUZZSAWS Charlotte! Cover, Iyo breaks it! Asuka still g0rins as Charlotte bails out. Asuka and Iyo are 1v1 for the moment as they circle. Iyo runs in, Asuka dodges, Iyo tiger feints to arm-drag! And another arm-drag! And another arm-drag! But Asuka flips the armlock around fast! Asuka grinds the arm but Iyo kips up, only for Asuka to wrangle her! Charlotte has a medic help her wash the mist out of her eye but that stuff stings.

Iyo headscissors but Asuka kips free. Iyo throws Asuka down by her hair and stalks Asuka. Iyo runs with Asuka but Asuka sends her to the corner. Iyo ELBOWS, but Asuka gets under the Quebrada to go up and MISSILE DROPKICK! Fans fire up with Asuka, but Iyo rolls Asuka up! TWO, and Iyo cradles! TWO, and Iyo steps over, La Magistrol! TWO!! Iyo is surprised but Asuka got out in time! Iyo scuffs and kicks Asuka, then runs, but into an ELBOW! Asuka runs but Iyo ELBOWS back! Iyo runs, but Asuka follows to KICK Iyo down! Asuka runs again, but Charlotte’s back to BOOT her down!

Fans “WOO~” and boo, but Iyo runs to CROSSBODY! Charlotte catches Iyo to FALL AWAY SLAM! Charlotte kips up, ROCKS Asuka, then CHOPS! Charlotte fires off in the corner, puts a leg on ropes, but Iyo jumps onto Charlotte! Charlotte TOSSES Iyo then CLOBBERS her! But Asuka spins Charlotte, only for Charlotte to ROCK her! Asuka KICKS, runs, but into Charlotte’s clinch! BIG back suplex! But then Iyo victory rolls, STOMP 182 on Charlotte! Fans fire up and Iyo says she’ll still be champ. Iyo BUZZSAWS and CLUBS away on Charlotte, and Asuka joins in! The joshi used to team together, so they’re gonna do that here.

Iyo & Asuka double whip but Charlotte goes up and out! Charlotte BOOTS Asuka, RAMS Iyo and then slingshots to roll Iyo up, TWO! Iyo dodges, tilt-o-whirls and LA MYSTICA! CROSSFACE!! Charlotte endures, fights around, fights up to her feet and flips but Iyo slips free! Asuka ROUNDHOUSES Charlotte down! Iyo runs in, Asuka puts her on the apron and HOTSHOTS! Asuka staggers, Iyo springboards, MISSILE DROPKICK! Fans fire up as Iyo brings Asuka to a drop zone, then steps on Asuka on her way up. But Asuka CLUBS Iyo first! Asuka goes up the corner, but Iyo holds onto the corner! Iyo ELBOWS Asuka away but Asuka is right back up, SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX!!

Fans fire up and Asuka aims from a corner. SLIDING KICK! Cover, TWO!! Iyo survives but Asuka just snarls. Asuka drags Iyo up but Charlotte climbs a corner! Charlotte CROSSBODIES them both!! Charlotte has the fans booing and wooing while she says she’s gonna be champ. Charlotte CHOPS Iyo, CHOPS Asuka, repeat! “WOO~! WOO~! WOO~!” Charlotte CHOPS Iyo down then she CHOPS Asuka down! Fans fire up as Charlotte drags Iyo up and then brings Asuka in, but they fight the double DDT! They throw hands, and then double suplex! Charlotte fights that to DOUBLE SUPLEX them!

Charlotte fires up and fans are torn, but Charlotte runs in at Asuka. Asuka BOOTS Charlotte but Charlotte GAMANGIRIS! Charlotte shoves Asuka down, catches Iyo for the BACKBREAKER and BUCKLE SHOT! Charlotte goes to another corner, runs in, handspring and DOUBLE LARIAT! Cover on Asuka, TWO!! The Empress stays in this but The Queen keeps her focus. Fans rally up and Charlotte brings Asuka up to ROCK her! Iyo run sin but Charlotte ROCKS her! Asuka kicks but Charlotte blocks to DECK her! Charlotte kicks at Iyo but Iyo blocks to HOTSHOT the leg! Asuka waistlocks but Charlotte fights it!

Iyo springboards to FLYING SUNSET FLIP Asuka! Cover, Charlotte breaks it! Iyo jackknife bridges Asuka, TWO! Asuka has the sunset flip, TWO! Iyo CLUBS Asuka again and again, then runs, but Asuka dodges to HIP ATTACK Charlotte! Asuka then kicks but Iyo blocks! Iyo ROCKS Asuka, whips, but Asuka reverses, so Iyo DIVES into Charlotte! Direct hit at the ramp! Iyo fires up and brings Charlotte up, but Asuka goes to the apron to PENALTY KICK Charlotte! Iyo TRIPS Asuka after that, then goes up the apron. Fans fire up as Iyo calls her shot, ASAI MOONSAULT! Not the best hit on Asuka but she still fell!

But wait, now Charlotte goes up a corner! Fans fire up as Charlotte ARIHARA MOONSAULTS!! Direct hit on Iyo AND Asuka and fans fire up with The Queen! Charlotte puts Asuka in, storms up on her, and drags her to a drop zone. Charlotte climbs the corner again, but Asuka YANKS her down! Asuka runs in but into a BOOT! Charlotte sees Asuka is down in another drop zone, and Charlotte goes up again. But Iyo SHOTEIS first! Iyo then climbs up to CLUB Charlotte, but Charlotte CHOPS in return! And CHOPS again! And CHOPS again! Iyo wobbles up top, Charlotte brings her in, fireman’s carry, but Asuka joins in!

POWERBOMB SAMOAN DROP COMBO!!! Cover on Charlotte, TWO!! Cover on Iyo, TWO!! The Empress seethes as both her rivals survive. Fans rally up, “This is Awesome!” and Asuka goes to ropes. Asuka goes around the way, runs in at Charlotte but into another BOOT! Charlotte runs but into an ARMBAR TAKEDOWN! Charlotte moves around, ends up in a Triangle Hold, but she turns Asuka into a BOSTON CRAB! Asuka endures, powers through to a cover, TWO! Charlotte escapes and has the legs! Step through, FIGURE FOUR! But Iyo runs in to METEORA Charlotte!! Cover, TWO!!! Charlotte survives and Iyo has to rethink her game plan.

Wait, Asuka sits up to put Charlotte in a DEATHLOCK! So Iyo adds a CROSSFACE! Charlotte endures double submissions, what’ll happen if she taps?! Asuka lets go to drag Iyo into the ASUKA LOCK!! But Iyo pushes back to a  cover, TWO! SHOTEI! Iyo wheelbarrows Charlotte but Asuka hits a CODE BREAKER! Both Charlotte and Asuka run, Charlotte SPEARS!! Cover, TWO!!! Asuka survives and shocks Charlotte! Indianapolis fires up again as all three women are down! Wait, Bayley appears! She coaches Iyo up, despite what Iyo told her earlier. Bayley puts Iyo in but Iyo says no, she doesn’t need her!

Charlotte BOOTS Iyo onto Bayley! Fans fire up as Asuka hits a FLYING CODE BREAKER!!! Cover, TWO?!? Charlotte survives and Asuka is beside herself! Bayley tries to coach Iyo up again, but fans rally up again, “This is Awesome!” Asuka fires up, drags Charlotte up, but Charlotte arm-drags and has the leg! Bayley panics as the FIGURE FOUR is on! Bayley scurries around the way, Charlotte bridges to the FIGURE EIGHT!! Bayley distracts the ref so that he doesn’t see Asuka tapping!! And the OVER THE MOONSAULT hits!!! Cover, IYO WINS!

Winner: Iyo Sky, by pinfall (still WWE Women’s Champion)

Bayley celebrates with Iyo, because in the end, she was the insurance policy! Will the Evil Genius remember to keep all variables in mind next time she gameplans?

 

LA Knight arrives in the Slim Jim Z350!

That was the Mega Star’s real prize for winning the SummerSlam Slim Jim Battle Royal, and it’s definitely a hot rod. But will Knight be feeling even hotter after teaming and winning with John Cena?

 

Pat McAfee is here!

He narrated the opening video, so of course he’s going to be here! And he’s sporting the Indianapolis Colts legacy belt! McAfee gets the mic to say, “There was no chance in hell I was gonna miss this show on this night in this glorious city.” Indianapolis cheers, and Pat says we all know it when we see it. Members of the WWE Universe know that when the WWE comes to town, everyone wants to appreciate the WWE being there. But so many times, the crowd is dead. No juice, no life. But that is NOT Indianapolis! The fans cheer that! Pat thinks Indianapolis has deserved a WrestleMania. Fans definitely cheer that!

Pat is pretty sure the people in the back heard that, but let’s make ’em feel it. If you think Indianapolis deserves a WrestleMania, give ’em a “Hell yeah.” “HELL YEAH!!” Shout out to Stone Cold. Now before Pat joins the greatest of all time, Michael Cole, and that “hate mass,” Corey Graves, allow Pat to introduce a man who is a SIXTEEN TIME World Champion. A man who will be tag teaming with “L! A! KNIGHT! YEAH!” Ladies and gentlemen, it’s JOHN CENA. Cena makes his entrance, because when it comes to the tag team grudge match, that time is now!

John Cena & LA Knight VS Jimmy Uso & Solo Sikoa w/ Paul Heyman!

The Greatest of All Time was special guest referee for The Mega Star VS The A-Lister, so in a show of respect back, when there was no one else healthy enough or brave enough to join him against The Bloodline, LA Knight stepped up! Will this 2023 edition of the Mega Powers take down the “Shot Caller” and Enforcer of the Island? Or will all of Heyman’s indignation be justified?

The teams sort out and the fans are all fired up for “L A KNIGHT! L A KNIGHT!” But as this is Cena’s first match back, he starts on his side. Jimmy wants a handshake from Solo but Solo leaves him hanging. Cena and Jimmy circle, fans rally for Cena and the two tie up. Cena headlocks, Jimmy powers out but Cena runs Jimmy over. Fans cheer but Jimmy gets up in a hurry. Jimmy talks with Heyman, Heyman tells him to get in there, and the two tie up. Cena headlocks, Jimmy powers out but Cena runs Jimmy over again! Jimmy scrambles to the corner and looks at Solo. Solo is stoic so Jimmy says he’ll handle this.

Jimmy and Cena tie up, Jimmy headlocks, and Jimmy grinds the hold. Cena fights up, powers out, and then drops down to hurdle over, and he still runs Jimmy over! Cena points to Solo and Jimmy tags out! Fans fire up and Heyman grins as Solo steps to Cena. Cena and Solo stare down, then Cena runs to RAM Solo! Solo stays up! Solo shouts at Cena, so Cena tries again. They RAM shoulders but Solo still stays up! Cena tries again but Solo runs Cena over! Cena writhes and Jimmy says “Now look at him!” Solo paces around, eggs Cena on, and Cena sits up, but Solo HEADBUTTS him down! Solo tags Jimmy and they split the wishbone!

Jimmy taunts Cena, stalks him, and then brings Cena up. Jimmy UPPERCUTS and Cena falls over! Jimmy taunts Cena, shadow boxes, then runs up to UPPERCUT again! Cena falls over, Jimmy stomps him down! Jimmy taunts Cena more before he puts Cena on ropes to CHOKE him! Fans boo, Jimmy lets off, and Solo gets a cheap shot in! Knight protests but the ref keeps him back. Jimmy goes up the corner to soak up the heat. Fans boo but Jimmy goes back to tag Solo. They drag Cena up to mug him, and Solo HEADBUTTS Cena down! Cena flounders around, Solo brings Cena up and puts him on the top rope.

Solo puts Cena in a Tree of Woe and grins as he runs side to side. FALLING HEADBUTT! Cena falls out of the Tree and the Bloodline soaks up the heat. Solo tags Jimmy and Jimmy throws down hands on Cena. Jimmy runs corner to corner, but the hip attack misses! Cena crawls, fans rally up, and Cena reaches out! Knight reaches out, but Jimmy CLOBBERS Cena first! Jimmy headlocks, brings Cena away, and says “Too easy!” Cena fights up, fans rally, and Cena reaches out. Jimmy keeps Cena from Knight but they’re fingertips away! Jimmy throws Cena down by his hair! Cover, TWO! Cena is still in this but Jimmy stalks him.

Tag to Solo and Solo stalks Cena now. Solo stares Knight down, then he aims at Cena. Solo hears the fans cheering for Cena, but he shouts and runs in, HIP ATTACK! That one hits! Solo roars but fans boo, and even Heyman is hurting seeing that impact. Cena flounders but still grabs at Solo’s leg. Solo looms over Cena, and Cena drags himself up. Solo HEADBUTTS Cena! Cena staggers, but he throws a body shot! And a haymaker! And another haymaker! Cena runs, but Solo WHEEL KICKS him down! Fans boo but Jimmy and Heyman love what they see. Solo tags Jimmy in and Jimmy taunts the fans chanting for Cena.

Jimmy taunts Knight, then he brings Cena up. But Cena fireman’s carries! ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT!! Both men are down and fans fire up! Cena crawls, as does Jimmy, hot tag to Solo and he BLASTS Knight! Fans boo but Solo drags Cena back. The ref keeps Knight from getting involved but that lets Solo stomp away on Cena. Heyman is giving commentary to his phone, maybe to Roman Reigns, and then Solo drags Cena into the corner. Solo climbs up, BANZAI DROP! Cena sputters, but Solo drags him back into place. Fans boo but The Bloodline soaks it up as Solo climbs again. BANZAI DROP!! Cover, TWO!!

Cena is still in this but Solo looms over him. Fans rally as hard as they can and Cena starts to revive! Cena reaches out but Solo keeps him back! Then Solo HEADBUTTS Cena down! Jimmy applauds and starts a “Let’s Go, Solo!” chant. The fans don’t join in but Solo goes up the corner again. But Cena KNEES the Banzai Drop! Solo sputters now while both he and Cena are down! Fans rally, Cena and Solo crawl, hot tags to Jimmy and Knight! Indy explodes as Knight rallies on Jimmy! RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Whip to the ropes, Jimmy reverses but Knight turns that to a NECKBREAKER! Knight DECKS Solo, too!

Knight stomps a “YEAH!” hole into Jimmy! Fans fire up, Solo runs in but Knight kicks and DDTS him first! But Jimmy SUPERKICKS Knight! Cover, TWO!! Knight is still in this and Jimmy is furious! Fans rally behind Knight but Jimmy goes up a corner. Jimmy tells everyone to shut up, here comes the USO SPLASH! NO, Knight moves, scoops and POWERSLAMS! They spell it out, “L! A! KNIGHT! YEAH!” ELBOW DROP! Solo returns but Knight kicks and whips. Solo reveres, to SAMOAN DROP! But Cena is up top, to CROSSBODY! Fans fire up as Jimmy USO SPLASHES Cena! All four men are down!

The fans fire up again and Pat himself says “This is Awesome!” The fans join in on that, and the teams regroup. They stand, and Jimmy ROCKS Knight! Knight ROCKS Jimmy! Solo ROCKS Knight, but Knight ROCKS Solo! Cena is still down so Knight throws hands on The Bloodline all alone! JAB! JAB! JAB! “YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!” Left and right and then an ELBOW for solo! Knight whips, Solo reverses and Jimmy TOSSES Knight! But Cena rises!! Fireman’s carry for Solo but Jimmy SUPERKICKS Cena down! Deja vu from SmackDown! The Bloodline then go to the apron, and Jimmy climbs up again. But Knight returns!

Knight DUMPS Solo out, rushes up and has Jimmy! SUPERPLEX, YEAH!! Cena is up and he sees Jimmy! Fans fire up as he raises his hand! “YOU CAN’T SEE ME!” Cena has to DECK Solo first, but he still hits the FIVE KNUCKLE SHUFFLE! And then Knight hits B F T!! Cover, Knight & Cena win!!

Winners: John Cena & LA Knight, by pinfall

The Bloodline may be united by blood, but they just didn’t have the fortitude to put away the mega tandem! Cena wants to raise Knight’s hand in victory, but Knight says NAH NAH. Knight raises Cena’s hand in victory! These two are rolling on, will Cena return to the top of WWE? Will Knight reach that summit himself in the near future? Or will The Tribal Chief look to squash that with his return this coming Friday?

 

The Judgment Day regroups.

Finn isn’t so sure about Priest cashing in now. Priest’s leg is hurt, everyone else can’t get out there. Just relax and try again. No, no, no, no! Priest accepts what happened out there in the tag match, but he is NOT going home emptyhanded! It has to be tonight. Rhea tries to reason with Priest. He’s the one who said he doesn’t wanna rush this, wants to be ready for it. They’ll do it right, and that’s not tonight. Rhea asks for the briefcase. Priest hands it over, and then sits down. Will the Punisher have no choice but to simply sit back and watch the World Heavyweight Championship match like the rest of us?

 

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Last Man Standing Match: Seth Rollins VS Shinsuke Nakamura!

The Visionary has never, ever, anywhere in his career, participated in a match with this stipulation. But perhaps the King of Strong Style knew that. Nakamura goaded and trolled Rollins into giving him this rematch from Payback, but who will really get payback in the last lap of Fastlane?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who crosses the finish line and who hits the wall!

The bell rings and both men rush in! Nakamura dodges, slides out, so Rollins just runs up! Nakamura moves so Rollins bails out of his tope, to then pursue on foot! Nakamura slides back into the ring to say, “C’MOOON~!” Rollins smirks, and looks under the ring! Rollins gets a kendo stick! Nakamura is worried so he runs away again. Nakamura then trips Rollins, RAMS him into the apron, and he stalks Rollins around the way. Nakamura sends Rollins into barriers! Fans already want tables but Nakamura CLUBS Rollins’ back. Nakamura KNEES and CLUBS Rollins, then brings him up the ramp.

Nakamura reels Rollins in, but Rollins fights the suplex! Rollins suplexes Nakamura to the floor! Fans cheer and the standing count begins as Nakamura writhes. Rollins stomps Nakamura, and he pulls up floor mats! Rollins reels Nakamura in to- NO, Nakamura fights the bomb! Nakamura brings Rollins over but Rollins blocks the throw to SMACK Nakamura off steps! Nakamura flounders, Rollins brings him up and RAMS him into more steps! Rollins pulls those steps apart and fans fire up! Rollins RAMS Nakamura down! Rollins then gets space, and CHUCKS the steps! Nakamura dodges and steps hit steps!

Rollins runs back but Nakamura avoids the stomp to steps! Rollins blocks a kick to ROLLING ELBOW! Rollins puts Nakamura in the ring, fans fire up and Rollins brings out more kendo sticks. Rollins then goes looking for more things, and he tosses chair after chair after chair in! And then a trash can! And a TABLE! Indy is happy to see that! Rollins then brings out a second TABLE! Indy is even more fired up than before! Rollins hurries in after Nakamura, he storms up and drags Nakamura up but Nakamura KICKS Rollins down! Nakamura puts Rollins on the apron, then runs to KNEE LIFT!

Rollins sputters and Nakamura goes up, GUILLOTINE KNEE DROP! The standing count starts on Rollins and Nakamura counts along. Rollins is up at 4 so Nakamura KICKS Rollins! Nakamura stalks Rollins around the way, pushes him into the ring, and he soaks up the heat. Nakamura goes looking for goodies of his own, and has NUNCHAKU!?? Nakamura is a martial arts master, and he CLUBS Rollins with the chucks! And then the other leg! Rollins hobbles around, Nakamura winds up and CLUBS Rollins on the back! Nakamura BOOTS Rollins to a corner, runs in, but into a BOOT!

Nakamura comes back, blocks boots this time and puts Rollins in the ropes! KICK and SLIDING GERMAN! Rollins writhes and the standing count starts. Rollins rises at 3 but Nakamura hits a FLYING KNEE! Rollins is down again so the count restarts. Nakamura paces and Rollins is still down at 5. Rollins stands at 6 so Nakamura KICKS the legs out! Nakamura then takes the trash can and puts it on Rollins! Kendo stick SMACK! And another! And another! And another! Fans fire up as Nakamura lets off. Rollins is down but stirring as the count climbs. Rollins crawls around at 5 but Nakamura has his num-chuks again!

Nakamura CHOKES Rollins with the chucks’ chain! Rollins endures, fights up, and fans rally! But Nakamura kicks the legs out to drag Rollins down! KNEE DROP! Rollins writhes and sputters and the count begins again. Rollins sits up at 4 and hobbles up at 5, but Nakamura brings Rollins in for a SLEEPER! Rollins flails, reaches out, but he’s fading! Fans rally for Rollins and he fights up, to get the ropes for leverage, but Nakamura KNEES Rollins in the back! Then Nakamura clinches, REVERSE EXPLODER! Rollins lands out and SLINGBLADES! Both men are down so the count is on both of them!

Rollins stands at 4 and grabs a kendo stick! Fans fire up and Nakamura is up at 6, so Rollins SMACKS him! And again! And again! And again! AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN!! Fans fire up, Rollins has the trash can, and he SMACKS Nakamura in the head! Nakamura falls out of the ring but Rollins builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and down goes Nakamura! But Rollins isn’t done, he puts Nakamura back in. Rollins has the kendo stick yet again, and he aims as fans rally up. SMACK to a leg! Rollins runs to BOOT Nakamura down! Rollins goes up fast, to FROG SPLASH!! Direct hit and the count begins!

Nakamura writhes and sputters but Rollins paces around him. The count is 7, Nakamura stands at 8, and Rollins run sin! Nakamura ducks the kendo stick and tries to use it to choke Rollins! Rollins fights so Nakamura hits a KENDO BACKSTABBER! SLIDING KNEE!! Rollins is down so the count begins, but Nakamura prepares a table just in case. The table sits in the corner, Nakamura stalks Rollins. Nakamura brings Rollins around, SLEEPER, but Rollins fights around. Nakamura CLUBS Rollins and REVERSE EXPLODERS! Rollins flounders towards the table, and Nakamura runs in! KINSHASA into the table!!

Fans fire up as Rollins runs to CURB STOMP!! Nakamura is down and the count begins! We pass 5, Nakamura flounders and drags himself up with ropes. Nakamura stands at 8 and Rollins frowns. Rollins storms in to clothesline Nakamura up and out! Nakamura hits the floor and the count begins again. Rollins then goes out, and he decides to use the announce desk! Fans cheer as Rollins clears it off, and Nakamura stands at 8! Nakamura leans against barriers to stay up, but Rollins decides to bring out a LADDER! Fans fire up for that even more than the tables! Rollins carries the ladder, runs in, and he RAMS Nakamura down!

Fans fire up as the count starts again. Nakamura grits his teeth and sits up at 4, hobbles, but Rollins sets the ladder up near the desk! Nakamura stands at 8 again, but Rollins drags him over to ROLLING ELBOW! Nakamura wobbles, and Rollins makes sure he is on the desk. Rollins goes up the ladder, fans fire up again, and Rollins aims. But Nakamura moves! Rollins has to abandon his plan and fans boo. Rollins hurries down to run up and CLOBBER Nakamura! Nakamura almost falls into the front row! Rollins SMACKS Nakamura off the apron, RAMS him into barriers, then brings him around the way.

Rollins TOSSES Nakamura over the barriers! The count begins while Nakamura is down in the front row, but Rollins grabs himself a chair! Rollins chases Nakamura deeper into the crowd, and SMACKS Nakamura on the back! They keep going, Rollins SMACKS Nakamura off the safety railing by the stage! Fans are loving this as Rollins scoops Nakamura. Nakamura slips free to RAM Rollins into the bleachers! Then Nakamura SMACKS Rollins off a road case. Nakamura climbs up into the upper deck?! Nakamura drags Rollins up to join him, throws forearms, and they continue along the edge. Rollins fires hands in return!

Fans fire up as they brawl on the very edge, and then Rollins BITES Nakamura!! Rollins brings Nakamura around but Nakamura LOW BLOWS Rollins! Nakamura BOOTS Rollins and Rollins lands on the stage below! Rollins writhes, he’s done at 5, and at 7! Nakamura grins but Rollins drags himself up at 9!! Nakamura KICKS Rollins in the back! And he SMACKS Rollins with a chair! Another SMACK to the back and Rollins goes to center stage. Rollins stands but Nakamura SMACKS him again and again! Fans still want tables, and Nakamura has Rollins on the ramp. Nakamura KICKS Rollins, then SMACKS him again!

They return to ringside, Nakamura swings but Rollins ducks! Chair hits post and Nakamura is disarmed! Rollins tucks Nakamura in, but Nakamura back drops! Rollins lands on the bare concrete!! He suffers his own intentions from earlier! The standing count climbs, Rollins is down at 5, then at 7. Rollins drags himself up at 9 once again, so Nakamura CLUBS his back! Nakamura puts Rollins in the ring, storms his way in, and he aims from a corner. “YAO~!” KIN- SUPERKICK!! Rollins hits the PEDIGREE!! Both men are down and the standing count begins! They’re both still down at 5, and 7!

Rollins slides out to get to his feet, Nakamura rises quickly at 9!! Nakamura flounders his way out the side, and Rollins sees there’s still another table. Fans fire up as Rollins struggles to puts that in the ring. The back is hurting so Rollins settles for standing it up out here. Rollins then fetches Nakamura, but Nakamura RAMS Rollins into the apron! Nakamura fires off fast hands and a KNEE! Rollins wobbles, fans sing for him, but Nakamura puts Rollins on the table. Nakamura goes up the corner! He mocks the singing, before he SUPER KNEE DROPS through the table!!! Fans lose their minds as table and possibly Rollins’ body both break!

Nakamura checks his legs, he seems okay, and “This is Awesome!” as the count climbs. Nakamura stands at 6, Rollins flounders at 8! Rollins uses the busted table to stand at 9.5!! Nakamura is furious and he SMACKS Rollins with another chair! And again, and again! Nakamura leaves Rollins behind for the count, even sitting the chair up in the ring. Rollins scrambles up at 7, so Nakamura goes out after him. Nakamura still has a Cheshire Cat grin, but Rollins POSTS Nakamura! Rollins hobbles around, and he looks at the ladder again. Michael Cole and Corey Graves tell him no but the fans sing “WHOA~ OHH~ OHHH~!”

Rollins fumes, storms up to Nakamura, and then brings him over. Rollins puts Nakamura on the desk again, goes up the ladder, but then Nakamura goes up the other side! Rollins sees that and intercepts by dragging Nakamura up! Nakamura fights the suplex, and MISTS Rollins!! Rollins falls through the desk!!! The King borrowing an idea from The Empress, and he stands high above as the count climbs. Rollins is down at 5, at 7, fights up, and somehow stands at 9.9!! Nakamura is frustrated as he climbs back down. Nakamura KICKS Rollins, puts him in the ring, and fans chant “This is Awesome!”

Nakamura circles around Rollins, scoops him, and hits a BACKBREAKER on the chair!!! Rollins somehow stands, but Nakamura KINSHASAS him through the table!!! Rollins is down in the wreckage as the count climbs! Nakamura smiles as the count reaches 7, and 8, and then 9, but Rollins slides out of the ring to be on his feet at 9.99!! Nakamura is mad again and he goes back out to kick Rollins around! They go back to commentary so Nakamura can TOSS Rollins into the timekeeper’s area! Nakamura keeps after Rollins with knees as they go into the crowd again. Nakamura kicks Rollins towards some staging area at the back corner of the arena.

Nakamura SMACKS Rollins off wood, then hoists him onto the platform. Nakamura climbs up to join Rollins and the crowd in this area get to be closer to the action. Rollins eggs Nakamura on so Nakamura rains down fists! Nakamura roars, fans boo, but Nakamura stands Rollins up. Fireman’s carry, but Rollins fights free! Rollins kicks low, underhooks, PEDIGREE!! Nakamura flounders up again, and Rollins CURB STOMPS Nakamura down!!! Both men are down, the count begins! Rollins stands at 8, Nakamura stands at 9! So Rollins reels Nakamura in to FALCON ARROW through tables!!! Fans lose their minds again!

The count climbs, Rollins flounders, we’re past 7! 8! 9! Nakamura flops over, Rollins stands, ROLLINS WINS!!

Winner: Seth Rollins (still WWE World Heavyweight Champion)

Everything Nakamura did was brutal and calculated, yet it was NOT enough! The Visionary, the Revolutionary, Seth FREAKIN’ Rollins still comes out on top!! But how much longer can Rollins keep this up now that everyone knows about the literal target on his back?


My Thoughts:

Great stuff tonight here as WWE moves Fastlane up in their calendar. Only five matches feels so much better to get through than five HOURS of matches, WWE showing AEW how it’s done on that level. Moving on, good promos in the kickoff show to help add to the matches. The Six Man Tag starting as a Handicap match at first was fair, that is classic wrestling trope to keep us guessing until the “right moment.” Carlito being the guy was a great surprise and great use of continuity, and so of course LWO wins again. This might just be another Premium appearance by Carlito, though he is in great shape.

And Heyman being upset at Byron for suggesting LA Knight & John Cena could beat The Bloodline, now he’s gonna be even more upset because it happened! Really good tag match, Cena taking a lot of the damage, but great win finish between Cena and Knight. Jimmy took the loss in the fight he picked, now he’s definitely gonna get chewed out by Roman on Friday. Awesome Triple Threat for the women’s title, and it was incredibly clever for Asuka to start this with mist to take advantage of the No Disqualification stipulation. Now, of course Bayley gets involved, but surprisingly, she doesn’t cost Iyo. In a way, Iyo owes Bayley, though that opens the door to Bayley rubbing that in, upsetting Iyo, and then Iyo throws how Bayley keeps speaking without thinking.

Awesome tag match to open, great use of Judgment Day dysfunction to cost them the tag titles, though I’m surprised Priest wasn’t more upset at McDonagh. I think Cody and Jey winning was more the vehicle to the Judgment Day dysfunction, but at the same time, it allows Cody & Jey to go to SmackDown again, where they can “finish the story” with The Bloodline. Plus, there’s still a story on Raw where Cody & Jey can be at odds with Kevin & Sami over these titles. And I like that we got that backstage promo of Judgment Day advising Priest to not cash-in tonight. Honestly, I thought we were lingering at the end of the main event for him to defy their orders.

And of course, Rollins VS Nakamura was an awesome Last Man Standing match. Great use of the entire arena, even with the clearly planted crash pad for Rollins for when he falls off the bleachers. Also great use of mist from Nakamura, paralleling Asuka but also Great Muta. Rollins winning by a very close margin is a great move because it makes sure Nakamura is still strong in the world title scene. Priest should definitely step on to Rollins on Monday, though, along with a few others, and then we can get a build towards Crown Jewel on November 4th to figure out who is actually facing Rollins.

My Score: 8.9/10


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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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