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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/15/23)

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OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Jon Moxley & Wheeler Yuta VS #OrangeHook; Moxley & Yuta win.
  • AEW TBS Championship Qualifier: Skye Blue VS Red Velvet; Skye wins and advances to Full Gear.
  • Samoa Joe VS Jon Cruz; Joe wins.
  • The Young Bucks VS Komander & Penta El Zero Miedo w/ Alex Abrahantes; The Bucks win.
  • The Gunns w/ Juice Robinson VS “Pretty” Peter Avalon & Jacoby Watts; The Gunns win.
  • Like a Dragon 8 Man Street Fight: The Don Callis Family & Brian Cage w/ Don Callis VS Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Chris Jericho & Paul Wight; Omega, Ibushi, Jericho & Wight win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Jon Moxley & Wheeler Yuta VS #OrangeHook!

The Maniac wants that International Championship back, and Freshly Squeezed wants to feel he truly has it back. Will the Blackpool Combat Club be rolling into Full Gear at full speed? Or will they regret asking AEW to #SendOrangeHook?

Cassidy doesn’t wait, he goes after Moxley in the crowd! Hook joins in, they all brawl at the back of the seating area. Moxley sends Cassidy into barriers. Yuta sends Hook tumbling, and the brawl continues. Yuta CHOPS, then RAMS Hook into barriers. Moxley throws hands, but Cassidy returns them! Cassidy CHOPS Mox, Hook T-BONES Yuta! The brawl goes up the bleachers, and Cassidy BITES Moxley! Moxley throws hands, CLUBS Cassidy, and Yuta headlocks Hook to bring him around the way. Moxley kicks Cassidy down the stairs while Yuta TOSSES Hook to ringside! The BCC track jackets come off, and Moxley CHOKES Cassidy with his!

Yuta CLUBS Hook, but Hook ROCKS Yuta! Moxley sends Cassidy into more barriers, digs his boots in, but Yuta puts Hook in the ring. The bell rings to make this official now, and Yuta CHOPS! Yuta scoops, Moxley hangs Cassidy out to dry, and Yuta SLAMS Hook! Cover, TWO! Yuta stomps Hook, Moxley arrives at ringside, but Hook waistlocks to EL CAMINO Yuta! Hook UCHIMADA THROWS Yuta to his corner! Yuta tags Moxley, and fans fire up to see Moxley and Hook finally meet. They circle, Moxley gets in Hook’s face but Hook just throws a forearm! And a GERMAN SUPLEX! Moxley is up, he kicks back, and he throws Hook by his hair!

Tag back to Yuta, the BCC mugs Hook, and Yuta DROPKICKS Hook down! Yuta drags Hook to a cover, TWO! Yuta rains down shots, the ref reprimands about closed fists, but Yuta lets off. Fans chant “YUTA SUCKS!” but Yuta CHOPS Hook! Tag to Moxley, the BCC mugs Hook, and Moxley hits an X PLEX! Fans are torn, and Cassidy is finally back to ringside. Moxley drags Hook up, but Hook gets around to REDRUM! Moxley goes to ropes, Yuta drags Hook out to RAM him into railing! Fans boo but Cassidy CLOBBERS Yuta! Moxley goes after Cassidy but Cassidy RAMS him into the barriers! Cassidy feeds Moxley to Hook’s T-BONE!

Fans rally as Hook hot tags Cassidy! DEEP IMPACT DDT! Cassidy kips up, fans fire up, and Cassidy gives “devastating” kicks. Fans fire up as Cassidy fires off some real shots! Cassidy runs, dodges Moxley’s lariat, and tilt-o-whirls, but Moxley blocks! Yuta BLASTS Hook, HART ATTACK by BCC! Cover, TWO! Moxley drags Cassidy to the corner, tag to Yuta, and Yuta drops the leg, brother, as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Yuta covers, TWO! Yuta is annoyed, but Moxley YANKS Hook off the apron! Moxley sends Hook into steel steps! Yuta steps through for a spinning toehold on Cassidy, then hooks him up in a deathlock. Yuta stands to flex, and he taunts Cassidy. Cassidy throws hands from below, but Yuta eggs him on. Cassidy ROCKS Yuta, but Yuta just uses that to bridge back! The pressure is on, and then Yuta stands up again. Cassidy crawls back to ROPEBREAK! Yuta lets go but tags in Moxley. They drag Cassidy from the ropes, and Moxley digs his boot into Cassidy’s face. Moxley drags Cassidy up to CHOP him to a corner.

Moxley stands on Cassidy, lets off as the ref counts, then hoists Cassidy up top. Moxley CHOPS again, climbs up and CLUBS away. Then he CLAWS Cassidy’s back! The ref reprimands, Moxley lets off, to then BITE Cassidy! Moxley flips off the fans, then brings Cassidy up to SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO! Cassidy hangs tough but Moxley clamps on to a motorcycle stretch, that Moxley then changes to a hammerlock and crossface. Cassidy fights up as the fans rally, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Cassidy wrenches free. But Moxley knees low to scoop and SLAM Cassidy! Moxley KICKS Cassidy, then throws his own “devastating” kicks! Moxley mocks Cassidy, then stomps him!

Cassidy snarls as Moxley gives him more shots, slaps him around, and even Yuta talks trash. Cassidy shakes his head, raises his hands, and puts them in his pockets! Moxley runs, but Cassidy SHOTGUNS him down! Cassidy and Moxley crawl, hot tags to Yuta and Hook! They brawl back and forth, and fans rally up behind the FTW Champion! The shots keep going, neither backs down, but then Hook has the advantage! Hook ROCKS Yuta in the corner, then NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Yuta escapes, but Hook BLASTS Moxley! Yuta CHOPS Hook! Hook ROCKS Yuta! Yuta rewinds and waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX!

Hook stands up! HE GERMAN SUPLEXES in return! But Yuta rises, roars, and ROLLING ELBOWS! Hook wobbles, but he comes back, DOUBLE LARIATS take them down! The fans fire up and a standing count begins. The count passes 5 of 10, then 7! We’re at 8, but Yuta and Hook finally stand at 9! They lean on each other, and then Moxley CLOBBERS Hook! Cassidy TACKLES Moxley right out of the ring! Cassidy RAMS into Moxley again and again! Yuta reels Hook in, but Hook slips out of Pain Thriller to roll Yuta up! TWO! Yuta runs up, into a LARIAT! Fans fire up and Hook storms around Yuta.

But Moxley gets in, CUTTER! The ref reprimands, but Moxley drags Hook up. ORANGE PUNCH from Cassidy! Moxley stays up!? Moxley is standing using pure anger and grit! Cassidy questions the power of his punch, and Moxley BOOTS him down! But Hook has REDRUM!! Moxley runs to ropes, Yuta ROCKS Hook! PARADIGM SHIFT! Yuta hooks Hook up, for the SEATBELT! BCC wins!

Winners: Jon Moxley & Wheeler Yuta, by pinfall

The Decoder has a pin on the FTW Champion! A lot of assists from The Maniac, though. Will things be different when Yuta has to fight Hook 1v1? Moxley gets a mic to tell Cassidy, “You are nothing. You ain’t never been nothing. This weekend at Full Gear, I’m gonna put the world back on its axis. It’s time for a course correction. I’m gonna grind you into dust and walk out International Champion! And there is not a damn thing you can do to stop me!” The Maniac withstood an Orange Punch, is he right that Cassidy has nothing that can take him down?

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

Schiavone brings up that this Saturday at Full Gear, it will be a TEXAS DEATHMATCH, and it will be brutal. We have a face to face right now, but neither man can attack the other. If there is, BOTH men will be suspended for the rest of 2023, zero tolerance! That means the match would be called off. So with that in mind, first out, Prince Nana and Swerve Strickland! The Mogul Embassy’s masterminds make their way, Nana doing that dance to Swerve’s theme. Schiavone then introduces Hangman Adam Page! The Cowboy storms right down to the ring, “Madder’n Hell” as the lower third describes, and all for good reason.

Hangman and Swerve get face to face, and Swerve grins. Schiavone reminds them of the No Physicality Clause and the consequences. So the question first goes to Swerve: How can you justify going to another man’s house- Swerve takes the mic but then Hangman snatches it from Swerve! Hangman says he’ll answer! Why did Swerve break into Hangman’s house? Because Swerve is a COWARD! A FRAUD! A PHONY! Swerve is a worthless waste of human life and a Grade A dumbass! He is dumber today than he was yesterday, and certainly dumber than two years ago, when his ass got fired! Fans feel that one!

And Swerve told Hangman that he wanted to be world champion? That he was the kind of man that people think Hangman is? Hangman looks at Swerve, and what he sees is that Swerve doesn’t have it in him. Swerve can’t cut it. Swerve is NOT the man that he thinks he is, it is why his fiancée left him, and why his kids won’t even talk to him! Fans are all fired up and Swerve is squirming but Nana keeps him back. Hangman tells Swerve that he is the one who wanted this. Swerve is a COWARD. He doesn’t surround himself with family or friends, but with Yes Men like Brian Cage & The Gates of Agony. And if he wasn’t such a dumbass, he’d realize Nana was just using him!

Nana defends he isn’t but Hangman says Nana comes out here, does his funny little dance (the fans cheer that), sells the merchandise, and he makes his living off Swerve’s back. When the show’s over, Nana goes out to the parking lots and buys weed from high school kids. Nana says no he does not! But after Hangman beats Swerve’s ass, he’s beating Nana’s ass and taking that weed. No he’s not! Wait, does that mean he does buy weed? The fans chant “Steal His Weed!” Hangman tells Swerve to look at him! Not only is Swerve not the man he thinks he is, he is practically a CHILD! And Hangman worked with kids for a long, and taught them a lot of lessons.

This Saturday, Hangman teaches Swerve the last lesson of his pathetic life. Hangman teaches Swerve that he should’ve never, ever broken into his house. And they don’t need lawyers or cops, because at Full Gear, Hangman is the judge, jury and executioner. And Hangman will take Swerve to spend an eternity in Swerve’s House, at the bottom of HELL! Hangman drops the mic, fans chant “COWBOY SH*T!” but Hangman picks the mic back up. He forgot to mention that tonight’s stipulation was that they couldn’t lay hands on each other. But Nana, they didn’t say s*it about them! So Hangman DECKS Nana!!

Hangman fires hands and Swerve’s hands are basically tied! Security rushes in to save Nana and Swerve gets Nana outta there! Hangman DECKS the security detail, then throws off his leather jacket. Swerve and Nana watch as Hangman hits a BUCKSHOT on the security guards! Hangman fired all the shots tonight, not giving Swerve a chance to even respond! Will actions speak louder than words when Swerve and Hangman go to the utmost extreme at Full Gear?

 

Backstage interview with Roderick Strong & The Kingdom.

Lexi Nair is with the #NeckStrong ambassadors and says after what we’ve witnessed these past few weeks, they’re claiming to know the true identity of “The Devil?” Roddy does. And he needs to tell his best friend. Call him! Matt Taven dials and puts it on the screen. It’s “ADAAAM!” Adam Cole is annoyed as he must again FaceTime on TV. Roddy asks if Cole saw his match on Collision. Yes, Cole did see that match. Yeah, Roddy sure did great, he knows. But to the subject at hand. Roddy knows who The Devil is for sure, 100%! It is still MJF. Taven & Bennett agree, but Cole tells them that they need to stop.

Cole has a lot going on but he is so tired of this. MJF is NOT the Devil. In fact, with all these accusations Roddy keeps throwing out, how do we know Roddy isn’t The Devil? The Kingdom & Roddy all get very defensive right now, and Cole is not seeing what they’re seeing. Right now, on Roddy’s life, MJF is The Devil. Well, okay, Cole’s gonna get going. Cole hangs up, Roddy shouts “ADAAAM!” Why won’t Cole listen to him? Is it because Roddy is completely wrong about Maxwell Jacob Friedman?

 

AEW TBS Championship Qualifier: Skye Blue VS Red Velvet!

While Chicago Skye has been resisting Julia Hart’s control, she has still been embracing that darker side to her own benefit. And now she has a chance to join Julia in the TBS Championship Triple Threat set for this Saturday. Will Kris Statlander have to face two former friends in one match? Or will Velvet stir it up and change the recipe?

The bell rings and the two stare down. Velvet and Skye circle, tie up, and Skye wrenches to a wristlock. Velvet rolls, kips and wrenches back. Fans rally, Skye scowls as she works on a counter. Skye cartwheels, wrenches and headlocks. Skye grinds Velvet, shifts sides, hammerlocks then waistlocks. Velvet switches, Skye switches back, but Velvet bucks the O’Conner. We see Kris watching backstage as Skye runs up but into a mule kick. Velvet then goes up and CROSSBODIES! Velvet runs but into an arm-drag! Skye runs up, but into an arm-drag! Velvet runs up again, but she blocks Skye’s arm-drag! Fans cheer and Velvet wags her finger.

Skye stand sup, stares down with Velvet again, and it starts to creep Velvet out. Skye whips Velvet to ropes, drops down, but Velvet blocks the dropkick to STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Velvet drags Skye up, bumps her off buckles, and fires body shots! The ref counts, Velvet lets off, but fans fire up as Velvet stomps and digs her boot in! Velvet does the splits and the ref counts, but Velvet lets off. Velvet snapmares Skye to then basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Velvet keeps cool while Skye bails out. Velvet rallies the fans and builds speed, only for Skye to get on the apron. Velvet slows down and throws a shoulder, but Skye blocks! APRON DDT!

Velvet flops to the apron and fans fire up. Skye drags Velvet up, whips her into barriers, then brings her back around while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ref reprimands but Skye whips, only for Velvet to reverse! Skye hits the steel steps! Velvet then storms up, but Skye SMACKS her off the top of the steps! Velvet slumps back down but Skye drags her back up to CHOP against the apron! Skye swaggers around a bit, shoves Velvet into the ring, and she stomps Velvet down! Cover, TWO! Velvet hangs tough but Skye rains down fists and forearms! Velvet hits back but Skye just rains down more shots! Skye storms around but Velvet throws more shots! Velvet CHOPS Skye, Skye CLUBS Velvet, and then Skye puts Velvet in a corner. Skye digs her boot in and mocks the stir-it-up.

The ref counts. Skye lets off, and she runs side to side to BOOT WASH Velvet down! Skye drags Velvet up, snap suplexes and covers, TWO! Skye is annoyed, but she stomps Velvet down. Skye rains down more shots, then dribbles Velvet off the mat! The ref reprimands, Skye lets off, and Velvet hits back! Velvet CHOPS, and CHOPS, and then pushes Skye down for stomps! Velvet goes to a corner, climbs, but Skye CLUBS her first! Dynamite returns to single picture as Skye tucks Velvet in! CHEEKY NANDOS! And we all know Skye is very cheeky! Skye then brings Velvet off the corner, but Velvet RANAS out of the bomb! Cover, TWO!!

Skye sunset flips, TWO! Velvet sits on it, ONE! Skye has it, ONE! Velvet has it, ONE! ONE! ONE! ONE! Again and again and again, they go back and forth! Velvet hooks deeper this time, TWO!! Skye and Velvet stand, DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSES take them both down! The fans are fired up as the standing count begins. Both women are still down at 5 of 10, but Velvet goes to ropes. Skye goes to a corner, staggers around, but Velvet CLOBBERS her! And again! Velvet keeps moving, and she wheelbarrows to BULLDOG! Fans fire up with Velvet more as she runs, to DOUBLE KNEE Skye against the ropes!

Velvet YANKS ropes to snap Skye back, but Skye avoids the screw kick! CODE- NO, Velvet pops free of Code Blue to wheelbarrow again! But into SKYE FALL!! Cover, TWO?!? Velvet survives and shocks Skye! Skye snarls, kicks Velvet around, and then she runs. But Velvet blocks the rope shining wizard, for a FALLING BOMB! High stack, TWO!! Skye survives and Velvet grows frustrated. “This is Awesome!” as Skye goes to a corner. Velvet runs in, but into an elbow! Skye goes up, but Velvet ROCKS her first! Velvet climbs, throws hands, but Skye hits back. Velvet says hush, and she CHOPS Skye! Velvet goes up, to SUPER VICTORY ROLL TOSS!!! Velvet hurries to cover, TWO?!?!

No one can believe Skye survives, but Velvet hauls her up. Mule kick and JUST- NO, Skye slips out of the Desserts to swing on Velvet. Velvet dodges to waistlock, Skye switches to roll Velvet up, but Velvet rolls through. Skye SUPERKICKS! And then CODE- NO, Velvet SUPERKICKS! Velvet kicks the legs out, takes aim, FINAL- NO, Skye blocks! KNEE and hop, CODE BLUE!! Cover, Skye wins!

Winner: Skye Blue, by pinfall (advances to Full Gear)

Things got hot in the kitchen, but Skye made it through! Will Skye use all this darkness to finally shine with gold? Julia Hart is also watching, will the House Always Win? Or will Kris continue to prove she’s the Galaxy’s Greatest?

 

PROGRAMMING REMINDER for this Friday!

With Full Gear on Saturday, where’s Collision going to go? Right before Rampage, that’s where! Collision at 8 Eastern, Rampage at 10 Eastern like always, and then the Countdown to Collision special at 11! Make sure your DVR is set so you don’t miss any of the action!

 

Miro speaks.

“What I said would happen is coming true. I love that woman, but she’s bringing in the storm. She wants gold and fame and fortune, and all these things that drag her under. And for years, I stood by and let her do what she wanted. But my eyes have been open for awhile now. The truth is, CJ doesn’t just bring out the worst in herself, she brings the worst out of me, too. And this week, Collision, Daniel Garcia will be the one to find out more than anybody else in this world, because I bring out the worst in me, Daniel. Can’t wait to see you dance. Because you will dance at the beginning. But you will be peaceful at the end.

“Now let The Redeemer give you a bit of advice. I don’t pray to God anymore, but you definitely should. This is the word of The Redeemer.” Miro has issued his warning, will the Dragonslayer heed it?

 

RJ City is backstage.

RJ is with Mariah May, and they’re outside the room of “Not Toni Storm” as he says he came through on his promise. This is going to be a wholesome fan-meets-role-model moment, how is she feeling? Mariah is so excited! Well, then go ahead. Mariah knocks on the door, Luther opens the door to shout, “Madame is indisposed!” Also the black ‘n’ white filter happens. Luther then slams the door shut, the filter goes away, and RJ says hold on. RJ knocks, Luther opens the door again and before Luther can say anything, RJ explains at incredible speed that he promised Mariah could meet Toni. Luther says fine, and Mariah steps inside.

Toni Storm lounges with a cucumber facemask. Luther speaks to Madame Storm but she says if it’s Mr. Powers, tell him they have the right film. But then Mariah speaks up and says she is a huge fan! She’s so wanted to be in the same company as her! Storm says nice to meet you, but she’s not doing autographs. They shake hands and Mariah tries to explain, she’s not just some fan. She’s a fellow wrestler! She just came from Stardom, just like Storm! And after everything Storm did there, and with everything Storm’s doing here, Mariah loves her! Didn’t catch a word of that. And let go of her hand already. Can’t you see she’s indisposed?!

Mariah says of course, so sorry! Just, if you need anything, let her know. Mariah leaves, and Storm tells Luther to call Mr. Khan. Book her a tune-up match for Friday. And fetch her a loofah. Storm goes back to resting, will she use her fangirl, Mariah, as a way to prepare for Hikaru Shida?

 

Samoa Joe VS Jon Cruz!

The once King of Wrestling Television abdicated that throne because he wants to fully commit to hunting down the AEW World Championship. Will Joe’s appetite be satisfied soon enough? Will Serpentico’s good pal, #HUMAN, end up an appetizer?

The bell rings, Joe and Cruz circle and they tie up. They’re in a deadlock, but only because Joe stays put as Cruz tries to push him. Cruz lets off, says okay, and he kicks. Joe blocks! And again! And again! And again, and again, and again! Cruz nods, runs, but Joe BOOTS him down! Joe then JABS, JABS and JABS! Joe backs Cruz down with punches and sits him down in the corner. The ref counts, Joe lets off, and fans fire up. Joe whips Cruz corner to corner, BACK ELBOWS and PELES! Cruz falls and fans fire up as Joe looms over him. Joe hauls Cruz up, whips him to a corner, and runs in. Cruz dodges and Joe hits buckles!

Cruz goes up, leaps, but Joe just moves. Cruz even had time to shrug and ask why! Joe runs to LARIAT! And COQUINA CLUTCH!! Cruz taps, Joe wins!

Winner: Samoa Joe, by submission

Fans chant for “JOE! JOE! JOE!” but he gets a mic to speak. “My name is Samoa Joe.” Fans chant for “JOE! JOE! JOE!” some more but Joe says, “And I come from Southern California.” Fans cheer again! Joe tells MJF that since they’re in Joe’s hood, Joe again extends his offer of “friendship.” And trust Joe, time is running out. MJF finds out that, Joe’s friendship or not, this is Samoa Joe, and he is inevitable! More dangerous than Thanos, will Joe take the AEW World Championship for his own one way or another?

 

The Young Bucks VS Komander & Penta El Zero Miedo w/ Alex Abrahantes!

Matt & Nick Jackson are putting their AEW World Tag Team Championship match opportunity on the line at Full Gear, but they might be taking too much of a risk here tonight! Will #CEROMIEDO be far too much for a tune-up? Or will the SoCal Superkick Party get started right here tonight?

The teams sort out and Nick starts against Komander and the fans are fired up already. Nick circles with Komander, they approach and Nick trips Komander up. Things speed up, Komander hurdles but Nick leaps over. They keep moving, Nick sidesteps Komander but Komander KICKS back! Komander runs in again, jumps and spins to wheelbarrow and arm-drag! Then a DROPKICK! Fans fire up with Komander and he brings Nick up to headlock. Nick powers out, Komander holds ropes to tag Penta. Nick runs up to snapmare Komander, he runs, and Matt tags in as Nick handsprings. Komander avoids Nick, but runs into a scoop SLAM!

Komander avoids an elbow drop! Penta runs in but Nick avoids his leg drop! Matt runs in but Penta avoids his elbow drop! Komander returns but Matt avoids his somersault senton! The teams regroup, and they QUADRUPLE LARIAT! All four stay up, so all four then ROUNDHOUSE! Fans fire up as all four men kip up!! The Bucks offer handshakes, Komander & Penta accept. But then The Bucks DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Penta & Komander bail out, the Bucks shake hands with each other, and the fans rally behind them. Matt feints a plancha, and Nick FLIES to take out the luchadores! Fans fire up and high five the Bucks!

Nick puts Penta in, Matt runs in at the corner, but Penta SUPERKICKS now! Penta eggs Matt on so runs up again, but Penta pops him up on the corner, to SUPERKICK him while he’s upside-down! Matt wobbles, tag to Komander, Komander springboards and Penta gives him the BOOST! Huge crossbody takes Matt down! Fans fire up as Komander stands Matt up, but Matt throat chops! Matt brings Komander up, whips him to the corner, then runs in, Komander elbows Matt, ROCKS Nick, then dodges Matt to go to the apron. Slingshot and wheelbarrow, but Matt blocks! Nick slingshots, FACEBUSTER!

Penta runs in, he gets a kick, and Matt gives Nick a boost of his own, ALLEY-OOP RANA! Penta falls out of the ring, and fans fire up as the Bucks have control while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Matt swaggers, he looms over Komander, and he drags him up. Matt snapmares Komander along ropes, then tags in Nick for Nick to slingshot SENTON! Nick mocks Penta, drags Komander back up, then tags Matt back in. They mug Komander, then Matt puts Komander in a Camel Clutch. Nick runs the ropes, and runs, and runs, to then suddenly stop and give his brother a kiss on the cheek. Then he basement dropkicks Komander! The Bucks pose and fans cheer while Komander crawls. Matt keeps Komander from Penta, bends the fingers, then brings Komander around. Matt bumps Komander off buckles and tags Nick.

The Bucks double whip, Nick back drops Komander but he uses that to RANA Matt! Komander staggers to a corner, Nick runs in but Komander dodges! Nick’s splash hits buckles, hot tag- NO, Matt YANKS Penta down first! And sends him into barriers! Nick stands back up to run in at Komander, SHINING WIZARD in the corner! Then  the GAMANGIRI, the forearm, and the BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Komander hangs tough but Nick keeps cool as he drags Komander up. Nick bumps Komander off Matt’s boot, then tags Matt back in. The Bucks stomp Komander, drag him back up, and Matt reels Komander in.

Dynamite returns to single picture, Matt lifts Komander, BUCKLE- NO, Komander RANAS free of the bomb, sending Matt into the ENZIGURI! Well, gaman now since it gets Matt in the face! Fans fire up as Komander pushes Matt down, but Nick slingshots. Komander anchors him to UPPERCUT! Matt runs in but Komander TOSSES him out! Komander runs, jumps up and SUPER STEINERS Nick down! Fans are thunderous as Komander goes up the corner, tightrope walks, and FLYING RANAS Nick onto Matt! Hot tag to Penta! Penta aims, goes up and up, ESCALARA CROSSBODY! Direct hit on the Bucks!

Penta puts Matt in, runs and SLINGBLADES! And then Penta FLIES to take Nick back down! Nick gets up, but gets a SLINGBLADE for it! Pneta puts Nick in, SUPERKICKS Matt, then SUPERKICKS Nick! Penta sets the Bucks up, and Komander uses him as a step before he salutes his way into the DOUBLE SATELLITE DDT!! Fans are electric as Penta hooks Matt up, MADE IN JAPAN!! Cover, Nick breaks it!! Fans fire up, “This is Awesome!” Komander goes back to the corner, Penta hurries over, hot tag to Komander! Komander hurries to drag Matt to a drop zone, and he goes up a corner. Tightrope walk, CIELITO- NO, Matt catches him!

NORTHERN LIGHTS! And the Polar Express begins! Matt sees Penta running in so adds him on, DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS! The fans are thunderous again as Matt and Nick coordinate. Gut wrench for Komander, but Komander RANAS Matt into Nick! The Bucks fall over, Penta goes after Nick on the apron! “CERO! MIEDO!” APRON FEAR FACTOR!! Komander RANAS Matt to a cover, TWO!!! Matt escapes and fans can’t believe it! Fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow. Tag back to Penta, the fans join in on “CERO! MIEDO!” “Let’s Go, Young Bucks!”

Penta fires himself up, he brings Matt up and fireman’s carries. Komander goes up a corner, but Nick gets in! So Komander jumps off of Penta and Matt to hit Nick with a FLYING DESTROYER!! And then Penta hits the MUERTO VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Matt survives again and Penta is stunned! The fans rally up as hard as they can, and Matt stands again. Matt and Penta go head to head, talk some trash, and then Penta CHOPS! Matt ROCKS Penta, but Penta ROCKS him back! They go shot for shot, Matt gets the edge then runs, but into a SUPERKICK! Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and runs, into a SUPERKICK!

Penta stays up, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! And DOUBLE BOOTS! SUPERKICKS COLLIDE! Matt and Penta hobble, Nick tags in. Nick SUPERKICKS! Komander tags in to GAMANGIRI! Fans fire up and Komander springboards, Nick LOW BLOWS him outta the sky!? The ref was busy with Matt!! Nick LOW BLOWS Penta, too!! Fans boo their heroes, but Nick doesn’t care. Nick runs to JUDAS EFFECT?!? Then tag to Matt! The Bucks have Komander for the B T E TRIGGER!! Cover, Bucks win!

Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall

Kenny Omega said last week that the Bucks are still the best tag team today, but then why did they resort to such lows? Will they have to do the same thing again on Saturday against Omega & Jericho?

 

Tony Khan has a message.

As delivered by Tony Schiavone on commentary, “AEW has come to terms with one of the world’s best wrestlers, someone who is known and respected by virtually every AEW fan. They’ll come to Los Angeles to sign their contract this Saturday at Full Gear.” Just who could this hot free agent signing be?

 

Backstage interview with The Young Bucks.

Lexi is with Matt & Nick and congratulates them on the win, but asks why they had to cheat to do it. Matt says that “sources” are telling him that The Young Bucks no longer give a damn about the rules. About what to say or not say, what to do and what not to do, and about- But wait, Kenny Omega walks in. He can’t believe they’d do that in front of their friends and family. Is that the Bucks of today? It’s the best version of them and Kenny knows it! And look who’s talking. How’d Kenny get his success, huh? The Bucks remember. Well, Kenny sure hopes they keep it clean for the PPV. The Bucks say no problem. The heat isn’t with Kenny, it’s with Jericho.

But hey, after Kenny and Jericho have their “second to last match” together, then The Elite can be a thing again. But speaking of Jericho, he walks in. He doesn’t want Kenny to waste his time with these jackasses, they have a Street Fight to win. Y’know, the one just a few nights before the Golden Jets beat the Bucks? See you later, kids. Oh, okay, is that how it is? Matt CLUBS Jericho on the back! Jericho wants to tear into Matt but security rushes in! Nick throws hands, too! Kenny gets Jericho away and shouts at the Bucks that this was just a talk! Kenny doesn’t understand what is becoming of his friends, but can he and Jericho focus on their enemies here tonight?

 

The Gunns w/ Juice Robinson VS Peter Avalon & Jacoby Watts!

Austin & Colten are tuning up for Full Gear and their ROH World Tag Team Championship match, ready to shoot down The Devil of AEW. Will “Pretty” Peter & #GigaWatts simply be target practice for them? Or can the Wingmen use this to jump the line and have the next shot?

The Gunns don’t even wait to sort out, they go after Avalon and Nemeth the moment they’re all in the ring together! The bell rings, the brawl is on, and Colten ROCKS Watts while Austin TOSSES Avalon! Then Watts staggers up, into 3:10 TO YUMA!! Cover, The Gunns win!

Winners: The Gunns, by pinfall

The fans still taunt the “ASS~ BOYS!” but they won so fast, the smoke from their pyro hasn’t even dissipated. Juice Robinson talks trash on Watts, then TOSSES Watts out like trash! The Gunns get the mic and Colten tells Max that this match was 2v2. Imagine what’ll happen when it’s 2v1! MJF’s friends, The Acclaimed, are gone! His best friend, Adam Cole, is gone! And those ROH World Tag Team Championships are about to be gone! Austin soaks up the heat before he says, “And if you’re not down with that, we’ve got two words for ya! GUNS UP!!” The Bullet Club Gold train is rolling down the tracks, will MJF lose it all this Saturday?

 

Wardlow speaks.

“I saw fear in the Devil’s eyes. Max, your time is running out. The days of the Devil ruling over this company are coming to an end. And as God as my witness, I’m gonna make the Devil my b*tch.” But then the Devil of AEW is on screen! Just who is that devil? Is he truly more dangerous than the devil we know in MJF?

 

Like a Dragon 8 Man Street Fight: The Don Callis Family & Brian Cage w/ Don Callis VS Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Chris Jericho & Paul Wight!

What started with scummy Don Callis betraying Kenny Omega, then brainwashing Konosuke Takeshita into joining him, then escalated as Callis then turned on his oldest friend in the world. However, while Callis amassed an army he calls “family,” he forgot that the Cleaner and the Ocho have much more reliable friends than him. Will the Golden Lovers and the once former #JeriShow chop down Callis’ rotten family tree?

Jericho waits on stage with Floyd the Baseball Bat in hand, because he wants to go down the ramp with all his teammates. The Golden Lovers make their entrance together, Callis calling them the most codependent relationship in pro-wrestling ever. But then the Giant is here in a great looking suit, and they’re ready for a fight! The DCF rushes them at the ramp and the bell rings! It is a brawl, Kyle Fletcher after Omega, Konosuke after Ibushi, and the Machine out on loan going after Chris Jericho! “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs goes after Wight but Wight sends him into the tron! Brian Cage storms up on Wight but Wight DECKS ihm!

Jericho JAMS Fletcher, CLUBS him with Floyd, then CLUBS him again! Ibushi fires off on Konosuke, Wight sends Hobbs back into the tron. Wight throws hands on Cage, Callis tries to say Jericho’s a coward for having Floyd, completely ignoring how Konosuke had his own silver bat wrapped in barbed wire a moment ago. Fletcher storms up on Wight, but Wight stops him, rips off the shirt, and CHOPS Fletcher right on flesh! Fletcher falls and fans fire up, but Wight hauls him up. Wight choke grips and aims for the floor! CHOKE SLAM through spare tables!! Callis freaks out as the Aussie Arrow might be broken!

Cage runs Ibushi down the ramp while Wight fires hands on Hobbs. Cage puts Ibushi in the ring while Jericho SMACKS Konosuke with a plastic crate! Fans fire up with Jericho, but Konosuke comes back with elbows! Cage and Ibushi brawl in the ring while Konosuke sends Jericho into railing. Cage runs, but into a RANA from Ibushi! Cage bails out, Konosuke stomps Ibushi down. Fans boo but Konosuke ROCKS Ibushi! Or not as Ibushi just glares at Konosuke. Konosuke throws more shots but Ibushi KICKS him back! Ibushi calls to Kenny and the Golden Lovers CHOP Konosuke! They double whip, then double leap frog to KICK and KOTARO KRUSHER!

Callis says that was great stuff, but then the Golden Lovers coordinate something else. They take aim, run corner to corner, GOLDEN SLASH! Direct hit on Konosuke, and direct hit on Cage! Fans fire up and wait, Hobbs and Wight have brawled their way to the parking lot? Wight SMACKS Hobbs off a car hood! And CHOPS him! Fans fire up as Hobbs sputters, but back tot he ring, Omega BOPS Konosuke with a sign! Jericho BOPS Cage with that crate! And SMACKS him on the back! Omega BOOTS Konosuke, SMACKS him with the sign, and Jericho SMACKS Cage with another sign! Fans fire up as Omega has Konosuke’s barbed bat!

Omega GRINDS the barbed wire into Konosuke’s forehead! Callis complains but it was his fault for letting Konosuke bring that out in the first place! Konosuke throws body shots to get free, and he RAMS Omega into a menu sign! Jericho has a Kiryu cutout, shoutout to Like a Dragon Gaiden for sponsoring this match, and then Jericho whips Cage. Cage reverses and Jericho hits the timekeeper’s table! Wait, Ibushi has a bicycle?! And a steel pipe?! But more importantly, a bicycle!? Flashbacks to Ibushi’s days in DDT Pro, and he wheels his way down the ramp, to BOP Fletcher with the pipe! He keeps going, and he BOPS Konosuke!

Ibushi keeps going, but Cage LARIATS Ibushi off the bike!! Callis says go ahead, call the “meat wagon,” Ibushi’s done! Back to Wight and Hobbs, they’ve gotten on top of a flatbed that is carrying all the spare wood planks that make up the ring! And Wight is still aiming for that Hyundai! But then Hobbs powers up to scoop and SLAM Wight onto the car!! Fans lose their minds and Callis laughs his ass off! Cage puts Omega in the ring, Konosuke has the bike, and he CLOBBERS Omega with it! And he CLBOBERS Jericho with it! And then he spins to CLOBBER Ibushi with it, then he CHUCKS it into Omega!

Omega flops out of the ring, Konosuke puts the bike down and he reels Ibushi in. We get a quick picture in picture as Hobbs looks down on Wight and the medics check the giant out. Konosuke suplexes Ibushi, BRAINBUSTER onto the bike!! Tire, rims and chain, all in the impact! It was double-edged for Konosuke as he clutches his shoulder, and fans lose their minds as they see the unorthodox road rash on Ibushi’s shoulder! Cage drags Omega off the apron to fire forearms as Dynamite goes picture in picture!

Cage ROCKS Omega, stomps him against railing, then digs his boots in. Konosuke is up, he brawls with Jericho, but Jericho ROCKS Konosuke and tosses him out. Jericho then pursues, and he storms up to SMACK Konosuke with a sign! Konosuke staggers around the way, leans against railing, and then Jericho TOSSES him over! Jericho climbs up, the fans rally, but Cage snap suplexes Omega to the floor! Cage storms up on Omega, throws down hands, but Jericho and Konosuke brawl their way up the bleachers. Fletcher is up and he BOPS Omega with a shovel handle! And then CRACKS him with it!

Jericho and Konosuke go up higher, they trade CHOPS back and forth, but Konosuke claws Jericho’s eyes. Cage has Floyd and he CHOKES Omega with it! Jericho and Konosuke go to the very back of the bleachers, into the pavilion, and Jericho SMACKS Konosuke with a stanchion! Cage CHOPS Omega but Ibushi CHOPS Cage! Omega CHOPS Cage, the Golden Lovers CHOP Cage over and over! Jericho brings Konosuke further along back there while the Golden Lovers use more crates to bash Cage! Jericho SMACKS Konosuke off a storefront countertop! Then he SMASHES Konosuke with a bag of popcorn!

Jericho drags Konosuke along and they go into the lounge! Konosuke throws Jericho into a cushiony chair! Meanwhile, Omega brings in a plastic palette and puts that in the ring. Omega CLUBS Cage, Dynamite returns to single picture, Fletcher is building something with chairs, and the brawl in the lounge continues. DDT to the couch! Wait, what? But back to where Hobbs and Wight are, Wight is still down on the ground and security has to keep Hobbs back. Hobbs wants Wight to get up just so he can hit him more. But Omega has a TABLE! Konosuke brings Jericho out of the lounge and SMACKS him off a trash can.

Konosuke runs up but Jericho CHUCKS the trash can lid! Fletcher SMACKS Ibushi with a sign! Fletcher and Cage coordinate, Jericho puts that trash can lid around Konosuke’s neck to then ROCK him! Fletcher breaks a sign over his knee while Jericho uses his suit jacket to CHOKE Konosuke! Cage brings out a second table! Fans fire up as those are put side-by-side, and Fletcher RAMS Ibushi into the railing. Jericho whips Konosuke but Konosuke reverses to send Jericho into a wall! Fletcher & Cage go after Omega, Omega throws hands but it’s not enough. Cage & Fletcher mug Omega, but Omega fights back as fans rally.

Jericho mugs Konosuke, SMACKS him off a wall, but Cage & Fletcher have Omega up. DOUBLE SUPLEX onto the palette! Cover, TWO!! Cage drags Omega up, Konosuke SMACKS Jericho off a Bud Light counter! Speaking of Bud Light, Fletcher has a beer bottle in hand! He breaks it to have a jagged edge! Callis likes where this is going! But Omega BOOTS Fletcher away! And he ELBOWS Cage! Konosuke SMACKS Jericho with a tall can, then cracks it open to have some refreshing Bud Light. Omega V-TRIGGERS Fletcher! Cage GERMAN SUPLEXES, but Omega flips up and out! Then SNAP DRAGON!

Konosuke digs his knees into Jericho but Omega has the beer bottle! Omega doesn’t drink beer, but he will use the glass! Fletcher ROCKS Omega first! Fletcher runs, into the BOTTLE SMASH!! Konosuke ROCKS Jericho, and Cage LARIATS Omega! Ibushi is back and he MISSILE DROPKICKS Cage down! Konosuke says he won’t just beat Jericho, he will destroy him! Callis likes that as Konosuke then gets up on the counter. And then on top of a vending machine! Konosuke runs to LEAP, into a fire extinguisher blast!! Konosuke tumbles, staggers up blindly, and into a JUDAS EFFECT!! Back to the ring, Omega’s hand is bleeding but he and Ibushi have Cage.

The Golden Lovers sit Cage up, but wait, Hobbs is back! Hobbs CLOBBERS The Golden Lovers! Fans boo but Hobbs is done with Wight so he’s back in the ring. Hobbs scoops Omega to WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM!! Fletcher is busted open but Hobbs gives Omega to Cage. Cage has Omega at the ropes, to deadlift SUPERPLEX through the tables!!! Fans lose their minds, and Hobbs whips Ibushi to SPINEBUSTER! Hobbs snarls while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Omega and Cage writhe in the wreckage, but Jericho returns. Hobbs CHOKES Ibushi as Jericho storms down the bleachers menacingly. Hobbs CHOKES Ibushi on ropes, lets off to then stand on Ibushi, but Jericho is back, and armed with a chair! Jericho gets in, he actually gives a chair to Hobbs so this is a fair fight! Fans fire up as they CLASH! And CLASH! And CLASH again! Hobbs loses his chair, Jericho JAMS him with the other! Jericho fires forearms, but Hobbs hits back! Hobbs whips, scoops, SPINEBUSTER! Flashbacks to that night weeks ago! Cover, TWO!! Hobbs is furious that he didn’t finish Jericho!

Omega throws something at Hobbs, but Hobbs kicks Omega back down. Cage & Fletcher drag Omega out, to double whip him into railing! Hobbs CHOKES Jericho in the corner, then shifts his grip to pull Jericho against ropes. Hobbs lets off, Omega SMACKS Cage with a crate but Fletcher sends Ibushi into railing. Omega BREAKS that crate off on Cage, and Dynamite returns to single picture as he starts ripping up what’s left of the table! Fletcher sends Ibushi into more railing, Hobbs whips Jericho to a corner. Hobbs SPLASHES Jericho, then runs, but misses! CODE BREAKER! Cage and Omega both get in the ring, Cage fireman’s carries Jericho! F5!!

Omega runs up, SLAM DUNK! Fletcher is in, HALF ‘N’ HALF on Omega! Fans join in on “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE! OI OI OI!” Fletcher roars and then goes out to show us his little structure. It’s about eight chairs in a square, with those menu signs across them like a table! Fletcher drags Ibushi up but Ibushi ROCKS him first! Ibushi scoops, Fletcher fights for dear life! Fletcher gut wrenches Ibushi, Callis loves this as Fletcher TOMBSTONE PIELDRIVERS Ibushi onto the signs and chairs!!! The fans lose their minds again while the ref checks both men. Meanwhile, Hobbs goes back in and he stalks Jericho.

Jericho rises slowly, Hobbs runs in, but Jericho dodges and Omega V-TRIGGERS! JUDAS EFFECT!! Hobbs stands back up!?! Omega runs in to V-TRIGGER! Jericho has duct tape! He and Omega tie Hobbs up on the ropes! Callis says this is horrible, but this is just what Callis did to Omega! Hobbs dares Jericho to do something! So Jericho tapes Hobbs’ mouth shut! Fans fire up and Callis says this shouldn’t be allowed, how is Hobbs going to breathe? Through his nose…? Ibushi gives Omega some chairs and pieces of sign, and Omega SMACKS Hobbs with them! And then the BOTTLE! Cage runs in, DISCUS LARIAT on Omega!

SUPERKICK on Jericho! Cage pump handles Jericho for a PILEDRIVER! Omega stands, Cage reels him in and vows to end it! Suplex, but Omega fights free! Whip and V-TRIGGER! FLOYD THE BAT! POISON-RANA!! Cage flops around and fans are thunderous! Omega takes aim, BANG! V-TRIGGER for Cage! And then V-TRIGGER for Hobbs! Omega Electric Chair Lifts Cage, for ONE WINGED ANGEL!!! Omega’s team wins!!

Winners: Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Chris Jericho & Paul Wight, by pinfall

Wherever The Giant is right now, it’s hard to say if he feels like a winner after what Hobbs did to him. But Omega & Jericho have Ibushi calm down, the war is over. The Golden Lovers/Golden Jets celebrate, but they’ll have to turn right around to get ready for Full Gear. Will Omega & Jericho be able to beat The Bucks? Or will Saturday really be their last match as a team?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

It may be on a different night, but it’s still a good night for fights! Dax Harwood takes on Rush 1v1 ahead of the Fatal 4 Way for the AEW World Tag Team Championships! The Women’s Champions of AEW team up as Hikaru Shida & Kris Statlander take on The Outcasts, Ruby Soho & Saraya! And just as Miro said, he is going to make an example out of Daniel Garcia!

BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

Just 24 hours before they battle at Full Gear, both MJF and Jay White will have sit-down interviews with Renee Paquette to give some final words before their AEW World Championship match! And just as she requested, “Timeless” Toni Storm has her tune-up match, against the Queen of Joshi, Emi Sakura!

 

MJF is here!

The fans fire up to see the People’s Scumbag, who is clearly stressed out given everything he’s dealing with going into Full Gear. MJF says after the brutal attack on The Acclaimed last week, it is becoming very apparent that no matter how hard he tries to outrun his past, it will keep haunting him. And though he tries to better himself, every time he opens himself up and lets someone in, those people get hurt. And so, he doesn’t know, but sometimes he feels cursed. So what he wants to say to The Acclaimed is the same thing he said to Adam Cole, and that is sorry that they got caught in the crossfire that is MJF’s life. MJF is sorry that they got hurt, and he hopes they all feel better.

Fans cheer that, and MJF says ever since he can remember, all he has ever wanted to be is a world champion professional wrestler, and he has spent his entire life, every single waking, breathing moment, trying to make that a reality. He is proud to say that he has made it to the mountaintop! “But that mountaintop, it’s not all glitz and glam. You see, the air up here is thin. It’s daunting. It’s lonely. And as I look down upon this mountain, and I look in every single direction, I see men climbing with the only intention to shove me off the top. And I’m man enough to admit that I am afraid. I am afraid that I could lose everything that I’ve worked for in the blink of an eye.

“But most of all, I’m afraid that I’m gonna do to you people exactly what I did to Cole and the Acclaimed. I’m afraid I’m gonna let you guys down.” Fans say no, “You’re Our Scumbag!” MJF says the old him would’ve tucked tail and ran, but y’know what? He’s done letting his past dictate his future and his present. So yeah, he’s afraid, but that doesn’t mean he’s gonna quit. Yeah, he’s afraid, but that doesn’t mean he’s giving up his spot at the top of the mountain! Yeah, he’s afraid, but you better send a whole damn army to get him to come down!

Fans fire up and MJF tells Jay White that November 18th, White’s been walking around here with a title he has not yet earned. And now White has a chance to prove it. He has a shot at Full Gear in the Forum to take MJF’s spot at the top. But what MJF thinks is that White can’t! In fact, Cali, MJF is pretty sure NO ONE can! “Because my name is Maxwell, Jacob, Friedman. And I’m better than you, and you know it!” MJF has a message to the man who stole his Devil mask and hired those goons. Heed these words: MJF will find out just who you are, and when he does, there will be hell to pay!

But wait, here comes Jay White. The Switchblade is on stage, he has a mic, and he tells Max, “Please, please, please, you’re gonna make me sick. Just stop. Drop the act, because you are embarrassing yourself.” Fans boo but White says MJF is trying so hard to be the hero, when that’s just not who MJF is. MJF is the villain. Always have been, always will be. And MJF is not fooling anyone with the mask, the distractions and the diversions. Because we’ve heard it from MJF’s mouth time and time again that MJF IS The Devil! No one is on MJF’s level? No, no. MJF isn’t the hero, he isn’t the people’s hero, he isn’t their scumbag!

Fans boo but White says no, MJF should know better how quickly the fans will drop him because he means nothing to them. But that’s perfect, because to be honest, they must mean nothing to MJF, right? They mean nothing to MJF because he hasn’t changed! He can’t change! MJF said he knows White because they’re similar, so “brochacho,” guess that means White knows MJF. White knows MJF knows that White is speaking truth right now! And White knows that MJF knows that the days as the official AEW World Champion are numbered! MJF knows White is truly elite while MJF is not!

MJF knows White is better than MJF, and that the fans know it! And MJF knows that at Full Gear, MJF will Breathe With The Switchblade! “And if you ain’t down with that, I’ve got two words for ya! Get ’em.” Wait, what? BCG slips in from the crowd! MJF DECKS Juice, DECKS Austin, and DECKS Colten! MJF stomps away on Austin, then stomps Colten, but Juice hits the LEFT HAND O’ GOD with his TJ Maxx ring! And then 3:10 TO YUMA!! White joins his boys in the ring while fans boo, and White drags MJF up. BLADERUNNER!! White covers and Juice counts, that’s three. White holds the belt up as if he’s already won it, will MJF not survive Full Gear?

But Samoa Joe is watching, that offer still extended. Will MJF accept the help of the only “friend” he has left?


My Thoughts:

A great episode for the go-home Dynamite here, and that was a strong closing segment. MJF has a great promo but of course he gets beat down by Bullet Club Gold. Samoa Joe of course squashes his opponent and has a good promo to remind everyone that MJF can still accept his help for Full Gear. Rampage will probably be low action filler since Collision is also now on Friday for this week. MJF’s sit-down interview probably turns into him accepting Joe’s offer and they face The Gunns to retain the ROH World Tag Team Championships so MJF will be in good shape to face White in the main event.

Great opening tag from Blackpool Combat Club and #OrangeHook, especially with it starting off as a brawl. But of course BCC wins to not just give Moxley momentum but to set up Yuta VS Hook after that pin. Though, of course Yuta gets the pin, Moxley did all the work. Moxley himself says this match is to set the record straight on the International Championship but who knows given the go-home math. And I figured Skye would beat Velvet to get in on the Triple Threat, but that was still a great showing from Velvet. And I like the team-up of Shida & Statlander for Collision, that’ll be some great stuff.

Good promo with Toni Storm and Mariah May. I wonder if Mariah does have a part to play in the Full Gear match. The question is, will she help Storm win the title? Or cost her and then Storm feuds with Mariah? I feel like the fans will really hate the latter, so perhaps Storm wins the belt and takes Mariah under her wing as thanks. Hilarious promo from Roddy with Cole, and now Cole accusing Roddy of being the Devil and Roddy getting defensive could totally be teasing what I was thinking last week where Roddy IS The Devil. Roddy’s big reveal can also include how he’s been faking the bad neck, to the surprise of absolutely no one.

Great promo from Miro to add to his story with CJ and now Andrade, but of course he’ll be taking on someone else before he has his match with Andrade. Garcia is going to look great even though he’ll lose to Miro, and maybe CJ confronts Miro afterward. And Tony Khan’s written message during the Bucks VS Komander & Penta was nice and vague, but c’mon, that has to be Will Ospreay. Ospreay’s been on AEW a few times already, has had a great time, and while his NJPW contract is seemingly up after WrestleKingdom, being in AEW will keep him available for crossovers with NJPW like Forbidden Door and WrestleDream.

Speaking of the Bucks VS Komander & Penta, what an awesome tag match! PPV level right there, but of course The Bucks win to have momentum going into their PPV match with Omega & Jericho. Also good post match promo to add more heat between them and Omega as Omega stays Face but the Bucks are going Heel. And then, an amazing promo from Hangman, and I just knew he was gonna use that loophole to go after Nana. But poor Swerve, he really didn’t get any words in there. Go-home math would say Swerve wins but he already won at WrestleDream, so the math must flip Friday with Collision in order for Hangman to win at Full Gear.

And then a great Street Fight match for the Like a Dragon promotional crossover. Kudos to Wight for taking that slam off the car, I did not think he’d do that at his age. But given how many times the Don Callis Family has won overall, it makes sense this blowoff(?) goes to the Faces. No idea if Golden Jets beat The Bucks, but as I said before, it just seems a shame if Omega and Jericho stop now. Though with the Continental Classic on the way, shouldn’t Omega and/or Jericho be involved? Though, maybe not. I’m not sure if Omega and Jericho can keep up in a G1-esque round robin these days.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (6/12/24)

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Who’s going to Long Island?

The Forbidden Door card isn’t set in stone, but it is covered in gold! Will Ospreay and Mercedes Mone each defend their AEW titles, but will they keep them?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Dustin Rhodes VS Jack Perry; Jack wins and advances to Forbidden Door.
  • Rush VS Deonn Rusman; Rush wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Kyle O’Reilly & Mark Briscoe VS Roderick Strong, Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita; Roddy, Fletcher & Konosuke win.
  • Samoa Joe & Hook w/ Katsuyori Shibata VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling; Joe & Hook win.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Zeuxis; Mone wins and retains the title.
  • Daniel Garcia VS Nick Comoroto w/ Jacoby Watts; Garcia wins.
  • AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS Rey Fenix; Ospreay wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Swerve Strickland is here!

The fans fire up as the AEW World Champion and Prince Nana make their way down to the ring. Nana gets a mic for Swerve, and Swerve asks Des Moines, Iowa if they’re ready for Dynamite tonight. Better yet, are they ready for Forbidden Door in a couple weeks? The fans cheer and Swerve says they should be. Because in one corner, it is The Billy Goat, the International Champion, Will Ospreay! And in the other, THE AEW World Champion, The Mogul, the history maker, Whose House? “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” And it is for Swerve’s AEW World Championship. Two absolute bona fide stars, the best of this generation, collide for the gold. Two absolute killers-

Well. More like  one killer, because Swerve told Ospreay about 10 years ago that once Ospreay develops that killer instinct, there’s nobody in this industry that can stop him. That has been true. Let’s go back to Forbidden Door last year. Ospreay VS Omega, and Swerve saw a killer, an assassin, get the job done. Fast forward to Revolution 2024, Ospreay VS Takeshita, and again, the Assassin got the job done. Then Dynasty in April, Ospreay VS Danielson, The Assassin got the job done. Double or Nothing? Hmm, not quite. Didn’t really see The Assassin. Because when it comes to Swerve, he is not a target you want to hesitate on.

Swerve got the nickname “Killshot” for a reason. If you don’t pull the trigger, she sure as hell will. But that doesn’t mean Swerve doesn’t respect Ospreay. No, no, Ospreay is International Champion, defending night in, night out. Hell, he’s defending it tonight, against Rey Fenix! That’s a fighting champion, unlike some EVPs that have yet to defend those belts ever since winning them. But then someone comes out here to stop Swerve. It’s Kazuchika Okada! The Rainmaker tells Swerve to stop as he, said EVPs, and The Scapegoat all walk out on stage. And Okada mockingly asks, “Whose house?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!”

Okada says no, it’s his house, B*TCH! Nicholas tells Okada to relax, and he apologizes to Swerve. Okada gets very defensive of his friends. But The Elite is here to address some business that Swerve is part of, but that’s in a minute. Nick wants to talk about how DOMINANT The Elite has been! They took out Kenny Omega! They broke Eddie Kingston’s leg! And at Anarchy in the Arena, they DESTROYED “Team AEW!” Half this roster is gone because of THEM! And it feels pretty damn good. All the trolls and the bots online doubt them. Even the wrestlers in the back don’t think they’re violent enough!

WELL GUESS WHAT! The EVPs challenge AEW’s best in the most violent match in AEW: BLOOD & GUTS!! And Matthew says this is where Swerve comes into the picture. The Elite step to the ring, and they tell him that they don’t exactly love what he’s said about them, and admittedly, they didn’t get off on the right foot. But The Elite digs Swerve, they dig his style, he is cool. Swerve is young and a champion, just like all of them. So The Elite is here to ask him a question: Does he wanna stand side-by-side with winners? Side-by-side with champions? Matt wants to ask if Swerve wants to #ChangeTheWorld.

Swerve, traditionally, Blood & Guts is 5v5, and there’s only four of The Elite. So will he be their fifth man? The fans say no but Matt says to make it official, he’s always wanted to see Swerve in their sneakers. Matt offers his own pair of Young Bucks Reeboks to Swerve. Swerve says first off, he doesn’t wear size nines. Second, pear necklaces? Matt, no one wears those anymore. Third of all, he’s a businessman, he does his own stuff. Fourth of all, he’s also a philanthropist, so Nana, if you would. Nana TOSSES the Reeboks to the crowd! Free size nines for someone! The fans cheer the charity but Matt has The Elite calm down.

But see? What’s that buzzing around? Oh, it’s an injury bug. And it just landed on the champ! The Elite and Swerve all get ready to fight, but here comes THE ACCLAIMED! Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn look just as ready to fight! The Elite bails out, and then Christopher Daniels hurries out here, too! The Fallen Angel turned Interim EVP says normally, he’d let a brawl like this go on all night long, but tonight is a full show of wrestling! Tonight, there’s TWO big title matches, and our opening contest is a qualifier for the TNT Championship Ladder Match! That means everyone out of that ring and to the back right this minute!

Well, except for Jack Perry. Because he’s having his match right now, against this man! DUSTIN RHODES! The fans cheer as The Scapegoat no longer has all the time in the world to prepare! Will it only be natural that Dustin Rhodes makes Jack Perry choke on that silver spoon of his?

AEW TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Dustin Rhodes VS Jack Perry!

The bell rings and Dustin fires hands on Jack! Dustin CHOPS Jack in a corner, stalks him to another, but Jack CLAWS Dustin’s eyes! The ref reprimands but Jack CLUBS Dustin. Jack CHOPS, fires forearms, then whips. Dustin CLOBBERS Jack on the return! Jack flounders, Dustin is right on him, and CHOKES Jack with his T-shirt! Dustin drags Jack up by his hair, but Jack grabs a buckle pad! The ref counts, Dustin CLUBS Jack, but the buckle pad comes free! Jack ELBOWS Dustin, TOSSES him out of the ring, then AX HANDLES from the apron! Dustin hits back with body shots, then scoops, but Jack slips free to POST Dustin!

Jack brings Dustin around, RAMS him into steel steps, then starts pulling up the floor mat! The fans boo and the ref reprimands but Jack scowls as he goes back for Dustin. Jack drags Dustin up, CLUBS him, reels him in, but Dustin fights the lift! Dustin back drops Jack onto the concrete! We see Dustin is still busted open from hitting that post, and the ref checks him while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Dustin seems alright to continue, and he storms over to Jack. Dustin puts Jack in the ring, storms in, but Jack CLUBS him down! Jack rains down forearms, lets off so the ref can check Dustin, and Dustin crawls to ropes. Jack storms up on Dustin to CHOKE him on the ropes! The ref counts, Jack lets off at 4, but then he CHOKES Dustin again! The ref counts again, Jack steps away, and Dustin sputters, that crimson mask starting to match his face paint. Jack goes out of the ring, and is he putting something in his boot or taking something out? Either way, Jack then brings a chair over to the ring!

Dynamite returns to single picture, the ref sees that chair and takes it right away from Jack, but Jack CLUBS Dustin! Jack CHOKES Dustin, and he is fiddling inside his boot again! The ref counts, Jack lets off, and then mocks Kenny Omega with the finger gun! BANG and Jack runs, into a SNAP POWERSLAM! The fans fire up as Dustin finally gets back at Jack! The fans rally up, Dustin slowly sits up, and Jack follows. Jack stands but into an UPPERCUT! Jack ROCKS Dustin, but Dustin eggs him on! The fans fire up and Jack fires forearm after forearm! Dustin kick slow, RHODES UPPERCUTS, then runs to BOOT!

Dustin keeps going, and he hits a BULLDOG! Jack flounders around, Dustin storms after him in a corner. Dustin climbs up and he rains down fists! The fans count along and Dustin goes all the way to TEN! Dustin lets off, flips Jack off, then puts the legs in the ropes! Jack’s wide open and the ref reprimands. Dustin says fine, he’ll get the chair! The ref says no, no chair! The ref takes the chair away, and Dustin hits SHATTERED DREAMS! The fans cheer, and Dustin gets Jack in the dragon sleeper. Jack snapmares free, but Dustin blocks the superkick! Dustin spins Jack to JAB! JAB! JAB! And then flip, flop, fly and dirty bird! BIONIC ELBOW!

The fans fire up as Dustin gets Jack up and in, for the CROSS RHODES! Cover, TWO!!! Jack survives and Dustin is beside himself! Dustin pounds the mat, the fans rally up, and Dustin rises up! Dustin gets fired up, and he brings Jack up and in. Dustin suplexes, but Jack wrenches out to KNEE low! Jack RAMS Dustin into the bare buckle! Dustin goes down, Jack pushes him out and heads for the bare concrete! DDT on the cement!! Jack leaves Dustin behind, letting the count handle this. The fans boo but the count climbs while Dustin is down. Dustin reaches out at 4 of 10, sits up slowly at 5, and then flounders at 7.

The fans rally as hard as they can, and Dustin stands at 9! Dustin slides in at 9.9 and Jack is stunned! But then Jack laughs at Dustin still trying to get up. The fans rally for Dustin as he drags himself up with the ropes. Dustin pushes the ref aside to run up on Jack, but Jack LOW BLOWS Dustin!! Payback behind the ref’s back, and Jack paints himself with Dustin’s blood. Jack then lines up the shot, “We all have to sacrifice, Dustin.” Dustin flips Jack off! Jack KNEES Dustin down!! Cover, Jack wins!

Winner: Jack Perry, by pinfall (advances to Forbidden Door)

The Scapegoat just made Dustin the sacrifice needed for him to qualify. Jack gives a smile as he looks at the TNT Championship, will he be the final piece to a new Golden Elite?

 

Backstage interview with Orange Cassidy, Mark Briscoe & Kyle O’Reilly.

Renee Paquette is with this eclectic trio as they are teaming together tonight to face some common enemies. However, it was only just last Saturday on Collision that Cassidy and Kyle were opponents. How are they gonna make this work tonight? Kyle says hold on, they’re all pros. They can be against each other on Saturday and tag on Wednesday just fine, and now they’ve got Mark Briscoe with them! Renee says okay, then let’s address the elephant in the room. Kris Statlander put her hands on Orange, Trent’s go this own issues with him, the entire Don Callis Family is now coming for him, what is he going to do about this situation?

Cassidy says it looks like there are a few people who have his back. But there is one person he definitely knows does, and in walks Willow Nightingale. Mark asks if he could say something real quick. Now, Renee, you’re bringing up last week, but that’s things in the past. You don’t get where you’re going by looking in the rearview mirror. Today is today, and the word of the day is: conglomeration! This is a conglomeration of dangerous individuals right here in these three men, who are in dire straits! Roddy Strong, Kyle Fletcher, Konosuke Takeshita, they’re coming for you boys!

Mark has Kyle O’Reilly right here! What he gonna do? He’ll snatch your leg off and kick you in the face! YES! That’s the answer! He’ll do it all! And then we have the mighty man with a plan, with his hands in his pockets! But watch your jaw cuz he gonna rock it! OC, Orange Cassidy! They comin’ for you! You got three bad boys, but these are the three most dangerous, most unpredictable men in pro-wrestling right here! Tonight, you boys are in trouble! There’s only one thing you can do, and that’s get your asses whooped! It’s going down in Des Moines, Iowa! Let’s get it! RARARARAR! Mark is fired up, it has Kyle motivated, and Willow sure loves it!

Renee says wow. Cassidy asks how Renee’s doing. Great now. How’s Cassidy? He’s okay. One wild and wooly trios match is on its way, will The Chicken, Violent Artist & Freshly Squeezed make sure Roderick Strong & The Don Callis Family feel every bit of that fire?

 

Rush VS Deonn Rusman!

El Toro Blanco told off Maxwell Jacob Friedman last week in regards to the hypocrisy and bias from the fans. Will Rush show everyone, but especially MJF, that Rush runs things now?

The bell rings, Rush and Rusman circle, and then Rush CLOBBERS Rusman! Rusman flops out of the ring, Rush goes out and CHIPOS him! Rush whips Rusman hard into railing, then hard into more railing! Rush THROWS Rusman into railing, CLUBS away on him with haymakers, and the ref reprimands. Rush lets off, soaks up the heat and tells MJF that this is coming for him! Rush CHOPS Rusman, puts him in the ring, and then stalks Rusman to a corner. Rush CHOPS, CHOPS, then sits him down to stomp away! The ref counts, but Rush goes corner to corner! BULL’S HORNS!! Cover, Rush wins!

Winner: Rush, by pinfall

Rush just destroyed Des Moines’ own, but it seems he’s not done. He goes up to Justin Roberts, snatches the mic, and tells Iowa to shut up! Rush drags Deonn around, steps on his head, and then laughs! “Typical American, like all of you. WEAK!” Rush drags Deonn back into the corner, stomps away on him, and then goes corner to corner, but here comes MJF! The fans fire up as The People’s Scumbag still stands up to bullies! MJF takes the jacket right off, and he runs right down to the ring! MJF and Rush brawl! They go haymaker for haymaker, security hurries out here, but Rush and MJF DECK them one at a time! Rush HEADBUTTS the last guy!

Rush and MJF snarl, and they see they’re alone with each other. The fans are thunderous for MJF, and the brawl is on again! Christopher Daniels is back out here, shouting at them to stop, but MJF BITES Rush’s forehead! Rush gets away, but he drags MJF out of the ring! Rush sends MJF into railing, then runs him down, but MJF turns it around! MJF TOSSES Rush up and over barriers! The fans fire up as the brawl continues out in the crowd! Rush SMACKS MJF off railing! Rush and MJF continue fighting in the bleachers! Security does what it can, MJF CLAWS Rush’s face then throws him down! Des Moines is all fired up for MJF!

MJF CHOPS Rush, brings him to the stage and then around the back! MJF throws headlock punches as he keeps going, but Rush sends MJF into a road case! And then throws a crate at MJF! Daniels keeps shouting at them to stop but MJF SPINEBUSTER Rush through a table!! MJF rains down fists, CHOKES Rush, but Rush CHOKES MJF! They both separate, but then Rush throws a trash can! The locker room hurries over to separate these two, but Rush and MJF are far from through with each other! How much wilder can this get?

Well BREAKING NEWS from Tony Khan! MJF and Rush will have it out next week to OPEN Dynamite, in a COMMERCIAL FREE match! What won’t these two do to take the other out?

 

Six Man Tag: Orange Cassidy, Kyle O’Reilly & Mark Briscoe VS Roderick Strong, Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita!

We heard from Freshly Squeezed, Violent Artist & Sussex County Chicken earlier, now it’s time to see them in action! Will they tear down The Savior of the Backbreaker, the Aussie Arrow & The Alpha? Or will the combined forces of The Undisputed Kingdom & Don Callis Family be too much for even this all-star conglomeration?

The teams sort out and Callis joins commentary while Cassidy starts against Roddy. This is a rivalry revisited, but then Cassidy looks over to Kyle O’Reilly. Kyle is staring daggers at Roddy, so Cassidy tags him in! But then Roddy tags out to Kyle Fletcher! Fletcher’s a bit annoyed but now we get Kyle and Kyle circling. O’Reilly gives a kick, Fletcher gives a forearm, and they go back and forth! Fletcher kicks low, headlocks, but O’Reilly powers out. Fletcher runs O’Reilly over then keeps moving, but O’Reilly kitchen sink knees! O’Reilly gets Fletcher’s arm, wrenches, and tags in Mark! Mark CLUBS Fletcher’s arm, wrenches, and puts him in a corner.

The fans cheer as Mark CHOPS, whips, but Fletcher reverses. Mark goes up and around to DECK Fletcher! Fletcher falls back, and Konosuke tags in. Mark eggs Konosuke on, so Konosuke fires a forearm! Mark give sit back, they go back and forth, until Konosuke CLAWS Mark’s eyes! Konosuke whips, Mark gets under the boot to BODY SHOT! Mark bumps Konosuke off buckles, CHOPS him, then tags Cassidy! Cassidy goes up to CROSSBODY, but Konosuke catche shim! Konosuke SMACKS Mark with Cassidy, BOOTS O’Reilly, then hits a LANDSLIDE! Konosuke runs to SLIDING KNEE! Konosuke stomps away on Cassidy, then rains down fists!

Callis admits on commentary that he told Konosuke to just hurt Cassidy for being a turncoat. Fletcher tags in, the Family double whips Cassidy, but Cassidy ducks the lariats to DOUBLE RANA! The fans fire up as Konosuke tumbles out of the ring! O’Reilly FLYING KNEES Konosuke down! But then Roddy WRECKS O’Reilly with a dropkick! Mark runs up to dodge Fletcher, then DIVE onto Roddy! Cassidy is stunned seeing that, but then Fletcher DIVES onto Mark! Cassidy sees Kyle and Kyle brawl, then Konosuke and Mark join in! Roddy does, too, then Cassidy SPRINGBOARD CANNONBALLS! Direct hit and the fans are thunderous!

Cassidy then stares down Trent. Trent and Cassidy argue, but Konosuke DECKS Cassidy! Trent says that’s what happens! The Don Callis Family high-fives and stands tall with The Kingdom while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Konosuke stands on Cassidy, Fletcher stomps him, and then they put Cassidy in the ring. Fletcher hurries in to whip Cassidy to ropes. Fletcher ELBOWS Cassidy down, covers, TWO! Fletcher drags Cassidy over, bumps him off buckles, and Roddy tags in. Roddy CHOPS Cassidy, brings Cassidy around to scoop and BACKBREAKER, then he tags Takeshita. Konosuke stays between Cassidy and his team while taunting him. Cassidy slowly rises, and he fires a chop. There isn’t much to it, but Cassidy throws more and more and starts getting some force behind the shots! So Konosuke DECKS him! Konosuke stalks Cassidy as he flounders, then tags in Fletcher.

Fletcher & Konosuke double whip Cassidy to run him over! Then they BLAST O’Reilly & Briscoe! Fletcher soaks up the heat, then drags Cassidy up by his arm. Fletcher scoops to SLAM Cassidy, then soaks up the heat. Tag to Takeshita and he stomps Cassidy. Konosuke snapmares Cassidy, goes up a corner, and soaks up heat before the SUPER SENTON! Konosuke then deadlifts Cassidy in a waistlock! Konosuke goes for the full nelson, but Cassidy reaches for his pockets! Konosuke shoves Cassidy to ropes, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but Konosuke blocks the DDT! Konosuke then HOTSHOTS Cassidy off ropes!

Konosuke runs to LARIAT Cassidy down! Cover, TWO! Konosuke CLUBS away on Cassidy, tags Roddy in, and Roddy goes for legs! Cassidy fights the turn, reaches for his corner, but Roddy YANKS Cassidy back! Dynamite returns to single picture as Roddy BLASTS Briscoe! O’Reilly avoids the cheap shot and he glares at Roddy. Cassidy rolls Roddy up! TWO, and hot tag to O’Reilly! O’Reilly rallies on Roddy with kicks and forearms and knees! O’Reilly whips, Roddy stops himself and tags in Fletcher! But O’Reilly BOOTS Fletcher, and he DRAGON SCREWS Konosuke in the ropes! Fletcher returns to kick but O’Reilly kicks back!

O’Reilly fires off strikes, SWEEPS the leg, but Konosuke returns! Konosuke BOOTS O’Reilly, whips corner to corner, but O’Reilly goes up and over! Fletcher runs in but is sent into Konosuke! O’Reilly blocks Fletcher’s kick, hands it to Konosuke, then he gets Konosuke’s leg! CHAIN DRAGON SCREW! Roddy is back and he KNEES O’Reilly low! OLYMPIC- NO, O’Reilly slips free, ELBOWS Roddy, and hot tags Mark! The ROH World Champion dodges Roddy to BOOT the ROH Television Champion! O’Reilly ROCKS Roddy, fires off, and Mark fires off on Fletcher! The fans fire up as Mark sets Fletcher up for O’Reilly’s BOOT!

Mark now brawls with Roddy while O’Reilly waistlocks Fletcher. Fletcher elbows free, Roddy CHOPS Mark, CHOPS, and CHOPS again! Roddy runs, but Mark ROCKS him! Mark CHOPS Fletcher, CHOPS, then ROLLING ELBOWS! Roddy storms up but Mark blocks to REDNECK KUNG-FU UPPERCUT! The fans fire up as Mark hits the crane stance! Roddy blocks the kick, half nelsons, but Mark breaks free to PELE! The fans fire up with Mark, he runs in, but into a BOOT! Roddy goes up but Mark UPPERCUTS him down! The fans fire up, Mark builds speed and Cassidy tags in. Mark WRECKS Roddy with a dropkick!

Mark avoids Konosuke’s leg sweep, and O’Reilly JUMP KICKS Konosuke down! Mark CANNONBALLS Fletcher down! Mark calls to Cassidy and puts Fletcher in for him. Cassidy is up top and Fletcher stagger sup, into the DEEP IMPACT!! Cover, TWO!?! Fletcher survives and shocks everyone! Cassidy throws off his elbow pad and the fans fire up! Cassidy aims, but Konosuke anchors his feet! Fletcher runs up, GAMANGIRI! SNAP HALF ‘N’ HALF! O’Reilly is back but Fletcher ducks the roundhouse! SUPERKICK! Fletcher runs, into a KNEE! Roddy gets O’Reilly, BACKBREAKER! But Mark gets Roddy, spin and FISHERMAN BUSTER!

Konosuke runs up, Mark kick shim and reels him in. Mark underhooks but Konosuke wrenches out for a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cassidy runs up, but turns Blue Thunder into a tilt-o-whirl DDT! Fletcher runs up, Cassidy gets around! Fletcher switches and shoves, but Cassidy tilt-o-whirls! Fletcher says no to the DDT, suplexes, but gets STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy holds Fletcher down so O’Reilly can AX & SMASH! Then with Cassidy, SHOTGUN HIGH LOW!! Cassidy hurries up the corner, but Roddy is there to anchor him! Kyle SWEEPS Roddy’s legs! But Kyle GAMANGIRIS Cassidy!

Fletcher goes up, but Mark sneaks a tag! TURNBUCKLE BRAINBUSTER for Cassidy!!! Fletcher covers but the ref tells him it’s not Cassidy! FROGGY-BOW!! Cover, RODDY BREAKS IT!! But O’Reilly clamps on with a GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! Roddy puts O’Reilly in a corner, the ref is busy with them as Mark underhooks Fletcher. Des Moines declares “This is Awesome!” as Fletcher fights the lift! Konosuke returns, Mark dodges him once, but the ALPHA ELBOW hits the mark! And then the POWER DRIVE KNEE!! Fletcher gets Mark up, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, The Family & Kingdom win!!

Winners: Roderick Strong, Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall

The conglomerate could not keep up with the chaos, and now the ROH Television Champion has pinned the ROH World Champion! Will the Protostar look to take Briscoe’s belt for his own? And wait, Trent is going after Cassidy on the outside! Konosuke stomps away on Briscoe, and Fletcher joins in! Meanwhile, The Kingdom keeps Kyle O’Reilly isolated, saying this isn’t his fight! The fans boo as Trent sends Cassidy into steel steps! But here comes The Babe with The Power! BUT WAIT! Kris is attacking her in the tunnel!! Kris throws Willow down, stomps her, and Stokely has the mic to say wake up, Willow.

Well, he tried. But hey, when she watches this back, there’s a message for her. The next time Willow gets in the business of Kris & Stoke, they won’t be dragging her on stage. They’ll be dragging her to the ER! The fans boo but Big Stoke takes a pic of this for posterity. Is there any hope for Cassidy and Willow with enemies all around them?

 

Backstage interview with Rey Fenix.

Renee Paquette is now with The Immortal Firebird ahead of his main event match, where he has the opportunity to become a two-time International Champion. His first run was cut short due to injury, but he has been an AEW World Tag Team and AEW World Trios Champion, as well as champion all around the world. Earlier, he told Renee that of course he knows just how good Ospreay is, but Fenix is one of one. Then will that one of one become the two-time two-time International Champion? Or will the Firebird be taken down by an Ospreay?

 

AEW hears from Shingo Takagi!

“My time is coming! TOKI GA KITA! I’m Shingo Takagi, The Rampaging Dragon, The NEVER Openweight Champion. The AEW Owen Hart Tournament? I’m ready. Now, The Japanese Dragon is in America. That’s all I wanted to say.” Is the Owen Hart Cup about to go through a Forbidden Door of its own?

 

Christopher Daniels speaks.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I’m back. And I’ve got some news regarding The Elite. Now Matthew & Nicholas Jackson, Kazuchika Okada, next week, Tony Khan has decided that you will wrestle in Eliminator matches. Matches where if your opponents win, they will earn title shots for the World Tag Team Championships and Continental Championship respectively. Now Okada, you’re used to having all seconds barred from ringside, but Matthew, Nicholas… Tony Khan has decided that your match next week will have all seconds barred from ringside! NO outside interference! And we’ll get a chance to see how elite you really are.”

The Fallen Angel lays down the law on behalf of TK, but then who will get themselves some golden opportunities at The Elite’s treasure?

 

Samoa Joe & Hook w/ Katsuyori Shibata VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling!

The Samoa Submission Specialist told the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil that they would handle Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari on their terms, and they did just that last Saturday night! Now they take that fight from locker room to ring, will Joe & Hook humble the pompous Premier Athletes? Or will Nese & Daivari prove they’re not just big muscles and big bank accounts?

While Nese & Daivari are making their entrance, we cut to the “Shibata Cam” as Joe & Hook prepare on their side of gorilla. Joe has a theory why Taz loves orange so much. They’re from New York, Syracuse is known for orange, boom. Hook says nah, Taz hates Syracuse. Figures. Okay, quick stretch, and let’s go. Joe & Hook storm out the tunnel and CLOBBER The Premier Athletes from behind! The fans fire up and Sterling panics as Joe & Hook beat Nese & Daivari down! Hook keeps Daivari on the ramp while Joe sends Nese into the LED! Shibata’s cam catches Joe storming up on Sterling. Joe says WORLDSTAR~!

Joe drags Nese down the ramp, Sterling is furious, but Joe puts Nese in the ring. The fans are singing “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” and the bell rings. Nese stomps and kicks at Joe, then runs, but Joe ELBOWS him down! The fans fire up, Joe waits on Nese, and then JABS! JABS! BODY BLOW! JAB! Repeat! Joe fires off in the corner, RIDGE HANDS Nese down, then tags in Hook. Joe drags Nese up, he and Hook double whip, then Joe clotheslines Nese in the corner. Feed to Hook’s LARIAT, and the fans fire up! Hook drags Nese up, but Nese TACKLES Hook! Tag to Daivari, the Premier Athletes mug Hook!

The fans boo, the ref counts, and the Premier Athletes let off. Daivari tags Nese, and they stomp away on Hook! The ref counts, Sterling says they have ’til five! Nese lets off, tags Daivari back in, and they stomp away on Hook again. The fans boo, the ref reprimands, and Nese steps out. Daivari bumps Hook off buckles, pushes him out, then goes up the corner. Daivari CROSSBODY FLOPS as Hook learns from Joe’s style! Nese runs up, Hook gets around, T-BONE! The fans fire up and Hook runs, but Sterling trips him up! The fans boo but Daivari CLOBBERS Hook! Daivari & Nese stomp Hook, but Shibata runs up to DECK Sterling!

The fans fire up as The Wrestler doesn’t let the ambulance chaser turned manager get away with one! Nese swings on Joe but gets caught into a SLEEPER! Daivari drags Hook up, wrenches an arm, but Hook ducks the Lion’s Lariat to get the REDRUM!! Body scissors, and then Daivari TAPS! Joe & Hook win!

Winners: Samoa Joe & Hook, by submission

OH, Shibata’s had Sterling in a sleeper this whole time! No wonder Sterling wasn’t protesting! But while Nese & Daivari are Premier Athletes, we know Joe, Hook & Shibata are some dangerous men! Will this trio take over AEW by putting all their opponents to sleep?

 

AEW hears from Stephanie Vaquer.

La Primera says, “Mercedes, I will give you props. You are one of the best. And now, you are coming for the title that was ‘supposed to be yours?’ Hmm. Your arrogance is just plain offensive. I work hard every day, all over the world, instead of just sitting around and walking on red carpets. This belt is mine, and it’s not going anywhere. At Forbidden Door, Stephanie Vaquer is going to become the first-ever NJPW Strong AND TBS Double Champion. Because I am La Primera.” To be the best, you gotta beat the best, so will Vaquer prove she’s truly THE best when she dethrones The CEO?

 

AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Zeuxis!

Well speaking of The CEO, she’s now in action against Vaquer’s CMLL Women’s Tag Team Championship partner, the very title Vaquer wants being on the line! Will Mone prove she’s not just a fighting champion, but that she’s got what it takes to stay champion? Or will La Diosa Guerrera use her Puerto Rican Power to make her and Vaquer into a Two Woman Power Trip?

The introductions are made, the TBS title is raised, and we see who will walk through The Forbidden Door!

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Zeuxis puts Mone on ropes, then pulls hair! The ref counts, Zeuxis lets off, and Mone is annoyed already. Zeuxis eggs Mone on but the fans rally behind The CEO. Mone and Zeuxis tie up, Zeuxis waistlocks, spins Mone, then gets around again, to flying-mare! Zeuxis chinlocks and grinds Mone down, but Mone fights up fast. Zeuxis shifts to a headlock, Mone powers out, but Zeuxis runs her over! Things keep moving, Mone drops but Zeuxis rolls. Zeuxis sidesteps Mone, hurdles, then drops down but Mone rolls! Mone does her dance, the fans cheer, but Zeuxis kicks low!

Zeuxis mocks the dance, CLUBS Mone, then whips. Mone tilt-o-whirls, just manages the second time, and DEJA VU RANAS! Mone then waits on Zeuxis, then basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Zeuxis is tougher than that but Mone keeps cool. Mone CHOPS Zeuxis, knuckle locks, then goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! The fans fire up with Mone, she runs up at Zeuxis, but Zeuxis rolls her up, with a bridge! TWO!! Mone escapes that, but Zeuxis ROCKS her, then ROUNDHOUSES her! Mone drops to her knees, Zeuxis BOOTS her, then runs. Mone runs and trips Zeuxis, then drags her out! Mone uses the desk to FLYING ARM-DRAG again!

The fans fire up with Mone, then storms up on Zeuxis. Mone puts Zeuxis in, drags her up, but Zeuxis fights the suplex! Zeuxis ROCKS Mone, SWEEPS the leg, then SHOTGUNS her off the apron! Mone tumbles, Zeuxis builds speed, and Zeuxis DIVES! Direct hit with the tope suicida, and then Zeuxis RIPS a fan’s sign for Mone! The fans boo but Zeuxis soaks it up as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ref checks Mone and she’s okay to continue, so Zeuxis drags her up. Zeuxis puts Mone in the ring, then CHOKES her on ropes! The ref counts, Zeuxis lets off, and she argues with the ref. Zeuxis then drags Mone up, whips her corner to corner, and runs in to UPPERCUT! Mone sits down, Zeuxis swaggers back to the far side, and then runs in to METEORA! Cover, TWO! Mone’s tougher than that and Zeuxis grows frustrated. Zeuxis drags Mone back, hooks up the legs, and then pulls on the arms! Right up into the ROMERO SPECIAL! Mone endures, so Zeuxis drops her, but keeps the legs hooked. Mone turns things over and goes for Zeuxis’s arms!

Mone pulls, pulls and pulls into the ROMERO SPECIAL! Zeuxis endures, Mone drops her hard, and is finally free of the leg hook. Mone storms up, drags Zeuxis up, but Zeuxis ROCKS her! Zeuxis TOSSES Mone by her hair, then soaks up more heat. Zeuxis goes over to Mone, drags her around, and clamps on a CAMEL CLUTCH! Zeuxis makes Mone smile with fishhooks, but lets off as the ref reprimands. Zeuxis then ties up Mone’s legs and pulls her into the BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Dynamite returns to single picture as Mone endures being bent back! Mone manages to pop free and cover, TWO! Zeuxis and Mone both rise, and Mone blocks a kick!

Mone KNEES Zeuxis, runs, but into a fireman’s carry! POP-UP POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Mone survives and Zeuxis is seething! Zeuxis vows to end this, and she drags Mone up. Zeuxis fireman’s carries, but Mone turns pop-up into RANA! Cover, TWO!! Zeuxis escapes, and she RAMS Mone into a corner! Zeuxis RAMS in again and again, then SLAPS Mone! The fans boo but Mone BOOTS Zeuxis back! Mone goes up, leaps, sunset flip, but Zeuxis rolls through! POINT-BLANK METEORA! Cover, TWO! Mone survives again and Zeuxis scowls. Zeuxis wheelbarrows, but Mone makes it a BULLDOG! The fans fire up as both women are down!

Mone rises, Zeuxis is in a corner. Mone runs in to DOUBLE KENE! Zeuxis sits down, so Mone METEORAS! Snapmare and Mone goes up top! METEORA! Cover, TWO!! Zeuxis survives and Mone is shocked! Mone brings Zeuxis up to snap suplex, and that’s Una Amiga! Then another for Dos Amigas! Zeuxis blocks the third, wrenches and reels Mone in, underhooks for a TIGER LUNG BLOWER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Mone survives and Zeuxis is beside herself! “This is Awesome!” as Zeuxis climbs up, MOONSAULT FLOPS as Mone moves! Mone runs, rolls, slips around, and Gory Especials for the MONE MAKER!! Cover, Mone wins!

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

The CEO got more than she bargained for out of Zeuxis, but nothing she couldn’t handle! Will Mone make sure that she not only holds onto this gold, but adds the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship to the collection?

 

AEW hears from Mina Shirakawa.

The Fighting Gravure Idol says, “AEW, you love me~!” Mariah May helps read the résumé: a FIVE-TIME Stardom Champion; singles, tags, trios, she’s done them all! Mariah always knew Mina was special, and that America would fall in love with her. Mina says she used to be a model, but wanted to put on a big show. Her entrance is colorful, exciting, energetic, and of course, sexy! Mina & Mariah founded Stardom’s Club Venus, won the tag titles together, and Mina has always been like a big sister. They love wrestling and being together.

Mariah assures us, when that switch flips, she goes from “kawaii Mina-chan” to one of the most dangerous women Mariah’s ever seen. And that’s why Mariah’s glad they’re friends. Mina says she’s come to America and AEW to take over! She wants all the matches, all the gold! You want Mina? She wants everything~!

Cut to Mariah by Toni Storm’s side.

The protege snuggles up with her mentor, The AEW Women’s World Champion, and we also have Luther and Renee Paquette. Renee says we just saw the video package from Mina, and while Mina is a very credible opponent, she is also very… close with Mariah. Toni says that was hardly a video worth watching. Mariah thanks “Miss Storm” for getting her into the Women’s Owen Hart Cup, she will not let Storm down. Storm knows. And secondly, Mariah is happy that Mina is coming back next week! Sigh. And? She wants to do a contract signing with Storm, face to face. Storm scowls but Mariah says she will host it to keep everyone on the same page.

Renee says before that, Storm does have a match on Rampage against Alex Windsor. Oh what a tangled web we weave when everyone wants a shot at the “wide load that holds the gold!” Nevertheless, Storm’s chin is lifted, her tits have persevered, and you ALWAYS watch for the shoe! Come, Mariah, time for a waxing. They head out, Luther shrugs and follows. Will the Leading Lady use “Iron Will Windsor” as a mere warm-up for the real attraction? Will Mina behave herself when she and Storm are face to face next Wednesday night?

 

“Big Bill” Morrissey is in the ring.

“The Redwood” welcomes us all to TV Time with The Learning Tree, Chris Jericho. “If there is one thing that Chris has taught me, it’s that it’s never too late to start learning, and it’s never too early to start winning. Am I right? This guy knows what I’m talking about!” With that in mind, here he is! The Socrates of Pro-Wrestling, The Guru of Giving Back, The Michael Jordan of Michael Jordans! The Learning Tree, Chris Jericho! Jericho makes his entrance, “Bad Apple” Bryan Keith following behind as the tron now says Jericho’s been “For The World” Champion for 53 days. Jericho waves hi to everyone as he steps into the ring.

Jericho gets his own mic and says, “Hi, guys~! Hi, everybody~! Who wants more TV Time? You know I do! I also wanna says thanks to all the Branches, this new Learning Tree T-shirt just came out 15 minutes ago on Shop AEW, already one of the fastest selling shirts in AEW history. Thanks, everybody~! Who wants one? Who wants one?” The fans cheer, but Jericho doesn’t throw the shirt. Jericho also wants to add that he was eating some corn backstage at catering, and he knows it was grown right here in Des Moines, Iowa. He’s gotta say, it was a little bit ripe and here’s why, because he knows a little bit about farming.

You need to grow corn in fertile, well-trained soil with a pH level of 6 to 6.8. This corn was about a 7, and that doesn’t work for Jericho, brother. So next time, please fortify the soil with more compost if you wanna make better corn. Jericho smiles and Keith says unless you wanna grow some lame ass corn, RESPECT Chris Jericho! And speaking of respect, Jericho knows they all respect each other here. The Learning Tree respects all of his Branches in the Jericho Vortex, both out here in the arena, at home watching on TV, and the wrestlers in the back. And there are a couple youngsters who need a little advice to reach the next level.

Let’s bring ’em out right now. Everyone give it up for Marq Quen & Isiah Kasisdy, Private Party! The fans do cheer as Quen & Zay make their way out, Big Bill vibing to the theme song. Private Party steps into the ring, and Jericho says if they’re gonna do shots, make sure they have a designated driver. But also, Jericho wants to say they have been doing great work. Right, everybody? Private Party’s high-flying is off the charts, next level, and they’ve done great things. The one thing they haven’t been doing lately, though, is winning matches. The reason for that is that their basics just aren’t up to snuff. Jericho doesn’t know who trained them, but he wasn’t very good.

And since Jericho was trained by the late, great Stu Hart over 33 years ago in the Hart Dungeon in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Jericho knows a thing or two about doing the basics properly. Headlocks, running the ropes, proper takedowns. He saw them fly off the top rope, but they don’t even do that properly! It’s technically unsound, guys. Zay says well, how about he teaches them? Zay wants to see it. Quen wants to see it! And pretty sure everyone in Iowa wants to see it! In fact, Jericho is a legend, an OG. Some might even call him… The Caitlin Clark of AEW. Iowa likes that shoutout! Kevin says respect.

Jericho says yeah, he might even throw a three-pointer! He’ll show them how to climb a corner, just as the late, great Owen Hart, one of the greatest high-flyers of all time, showed him. Jericho shows you put a foot here on the bottom rope, then the second, then the very top. See? That easy. And then you stand and do a move. Makes sense? yes, thanks for this lesson. Did they learn from The Learning Tree? Yes, they did. But here’s a lesson from them! Zay TRIPS Jericho up! Jericho gets stuck on the top, Keith runs up but Quen TOSSES him! Bill’s too busy making sure people are admiring Jericho to know what’s happened!

Bill turns around, sees what happened, and then he runs up! Private Party DUMPS Bill out, then they build speed to DOUBLE DIVE! Down go Bill & Bryan! The fans fire up as Zay uses that lesson to climb, and SWANTON BOMB! Quen does the same, so he can hit a SHOOTING STAR! Bill & Bryan run back in but Private Party gets outta there! Quen & Zay just taught us that Jericho’s arrogance makes him gullible. But will the Redwood & Bad Apple make sure Quen & Zay pay for their disrespect?

 

The Forbidden Door has an IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match set!

After Jon Moxley retained the title in a wild Lumberjack match, he dared anyone to step up to the plate. And who stepped up? Tetsuya Naito did! Moxley took the title from Naito in Chicago, so now Naito looks to return the favor in Long Island! Naito’s a big baseball fan, will he knock this one out of the park? Or will Moxley strike him out, for good?

 

Bullet Club Gold speaks.

Bang Bang Gang has so many title belts, they’re using them as weights for a good pump. Austin Gunn says it is the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Collision, and all they keep hearing about is how badass The House of Black is. But what? Are they returning? In action? Sitting all crisscross applesauce? What do they even do?! Colten knows! Lights off. Lights on. OOOH~!! How scary~! The House of Black call themselves “the reapers of the trios division,” but three-quarters of the trios champs say otherwise. All they reap is GOLD~! Juice Robinson says ooh~, House of Black~! They want some action on Saturday night?

Then how about some action with the Bang Bang Gang? They ARE the Collision Cowboys! Collision is the House The Bang Bang Gang Built! And in Youngstown, Ohio, this town ain’t big enough for the both of ’em! The House’s asses are getting kicked! DO YOU GET IT!? Juice smacks #Cardblade, and Austin says if they’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for ya! GUNS UP! Will the Bang Bang Gang really shoot down Malakai, Brody & Buddy? Or will they all regret it in The End?

 

Daniel Garcia VS Nick Comoroto w/ Jacoby Watts!

The Red Death has gotten back on track as he chases down the International Championship, but he still needs more. Will he get more than enough out of the Wrecking Ball that stands before him? Or will the teachings of HE, Jacoby, finally lead Comoroto to a bright future?

The bell rings and Comoroto runs up, but Garcia dodges! Garcia fires off fists int he corner, lets off, then stomps away! The ref counts, Garcia digs his boots in, but lets off to runs side to side. BOOT WASH! The fans fire up, Jacoby is upset, and we see Will Ospreay watching this. The Aerial Assassin may have Fenix to worry about in the main event, but seems he’s keeping an eye on Garcia. Garcia goes corner to corner at Comoroto, but Comoroto scoops and trophy lifts! Garcia slips free, reels Comoroto in, and hits a SAIDO! We also see MJF watching this now, hand wrapped in an icepack. Could the Wolf of Wrestling be interested in Garcia’s future, too?

Garcia drags Comoroto up, into a GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! Comoroto flails but that grip is tight! Comoroto fades, but Garcia gives him the RED CROSS! Cover, Garcia wins!

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by pinfall

The fans are all fired up with Garcia, and he raises his fists, to do his dance! Garcia made quick work of a big opponent, but will he be going after bigger and better soon enough?

In fact, Renee walks over to Ospreay and notes Garcia’s made it very clear he wants a shot at the International Championship. In moments, Ospreay puts that title on the line against Fenix, but how is his body holding up after all these defenses against all these different wrestlers? Well, the body is fine. He’d love to stay and talk about how sick a wrestler Garcia is, but he does have to focus on Fenix. His mind is elsewhere because of Forbidden Door. So uh, he’s got a match to deliver, and a contract as well. See you soon. Ospreay heads out, will he still have his gold when he arrives in Long Island?

 

PAC speaks.

“What a triumphant return to the company. Loss after loss, failure after failure. I have been extorted and trodden on by every Tom, Dick & Harry going, and I’ll be honest with you… It’s humiliating. I’m supposed to be a bastard, but I feel like a bitch. But good news? The good news is, that ends now. I am done with apathy. I’m angry, I’m angry again! And I am at my very best when I’m angry. So here’s what’s gonna happen. I will be entering the Owen Hart Cup. I will be winning the Owen Hart Cup. And I will go on to claim my AEW World Championship opportunity at Wembley Stadium.

“Because I will be DAMNED if a talent of my caliber never gets his Wembley moment. And I will be DAMNED if a talent of my caliber never wins the biggest prize in this industry! This will be my redemption story. Oh, and one more thing. Bang Bang Billy Gang? Don’t you dare for one second think that Death Triangle has forgotten what you did to us. We don’t forget.” The Bastard’s sinister smile surely means bad things for all who stand in his way. Will Pac take the Cup to then go All In on the world title?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

On top of it being the one-year anniversary, we will see another Forbidden Door appetizer as The Blackpool Combat Club is in another 8 Man Tag! They’re taking on Rocky Romero, Lio Rush and the NEW Undisputed NJPW Tag Team Champions, TMDK’s Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls! Will Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, Bryan Danielson & Wheeler Yuta keep up the momentum from last week? Or will Azucar, The Bad Child & The Mighty score an early victory for NJPW?

 

AEW Blood & Guts 2024 is official!

While The Elite want to fight the best of the best, we still don’t know who is stepping inside the double-ring, double-cage! However, we know that it will all go down on Wednesday, July 24th, in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena! Who will be brave enough to face Jack Perry, Kazuchika Okada & The Bucks on that brutal battlefield?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Dynamite!

Speaking of facing The Elite, Christopher Daniels has found contenders to take on the champions in the Title Eliminators! First, The Young Bucks have had beef with The Acclaimed, so now they’ll settle this in a match! Can Max Caster & Anthony Bowens earn some golden tickets to the tag titles? And then

 

AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS Rey Fenix!

We know The Aerial Assassin is ready, we know The Immortal Firebird is ready, so all that’s left is to do the damn thing! Ospreay drops off his signed title match contract to Nana & Swerve as they sit ringside, will he still be golden stepping into The Forbidden Door? Or will Fenix lighten his luggage on the way to Long Island?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who flies high, and who crashes and burns!

The bell rings and the fans fire up as these two stare down. The fans already cheer “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for making this one possible. Fenix and Ospreay step up, and the forearms start flying! The fans cheer as they go forearm for forearm, neither man backing down! They do hit harder, and Ospreay ROCKS Fenix! Then CHOPS! Then whips, but Fenix ducks ‘n’ dodges to tiger feint rewind! Ospreay ducks the heel kick, Fenix ducks the hook kick! Fenix kicks low, whips, but Ospreay handsprings! Fenix dodges to handspring, and Fenix hits a LETHAL INJECT- NO, Ospreay handstands out of the cutter!

Fenix avoids Ospreay’s Buzzsaw kick, then kips up! Both men stand off and the fans are thunderous already! Iowa cheers “Both These Guys! Both These Guys!” and Ospreay blocks Fenix’s superkick. Ospreay ROCKS Fenix again, CHOSP again, then whips again. Fenix ducks ‘n’ dodges again, then RANAS! Ospreay tumbles out of the ring and the fans fire up! Fenix goes up and up and tightrope walks, but Ospreay avoids the kick to BOOT! Fenix CHOPS! Fenix blocks a boot, puts that leg in ropes, but Ospreay just slips inside. Ospreay ROCKS Fenix, builds speed, and BOOTS Fenix down! The fans fire up and Ospreay gets that energy to build!

Ospreay aims, PLANCHAS, but Fenix slides in! Fenix BOOTS Ospreay, steps out, and FLYING RANAS! Fenix then gets Ospreay back in, to springboard FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and Fenix frowns, but the fans rally as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Fenix clamps onto Ospreay, traps an arm, and then pulls on the other. Fenix learned this one from Penta, but Ospreay fights it off! Fenix CLUBS Ospreay, drags him up, and bumps him off buckles. Fenix CHOPS, then stalks Ospreay to another corner. Ospreay ROCKS Fenix, ROCKS him again, then ROCKS him again! Fenix CHOPS back! And ROCKS Ospreay in return! Fenix fires off in the corner, then digs his boots in. The ref counts, Fenix wrenches to WRING Ospreay out, into an omoplata, and RINGS OF SATURN! Ospreay endures, even as Fenix digs an elbow into the ribs! Ospreay fights around, but Fenix CLUBS him again and again!

Fenix drags Ospreay up to run and basement DROPKICK! Cover, ONE!! Fenix BUZZSAWS Ospreay! Ospreay writhes and Fenix fires up. Fenix goes to the far side, comes back as Ospreay stands, and CLUBS him to a corner. Fenix CHOPS, and CHOPS, and Swerve seems mildly impressed. Fenix snapmares Ospreay, traps an arm, then pulls on the other. Ospreay fights but Fenix has the double wristlock. Fenix CLUBS the arm, pulls on it, but Ospreay fights free. Ospreay ROCKS Fenix, but Fenix CHOPS Ospreay! Fenix eggs Ospreay on, so Ospreay fires another forearm. Fenix CHOPS again, and that fires Ospreay up!

Ospreay CHOPS, and CHPOS, but Fenix knees low! Fenix CLUBS and HAMMERS Ospreay, Dynamite returns to single picture, and then Fenix says “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix whips, Ospreay reverses but Fenix tilt-o-whirls, into the IRON OCTOPUS! Ospreay endures, fights up and THROWS Fenix away! The fans fire up again as Ospreay goes to a corner. Fenix runs in, Ospreay BOOTS him away, then Ospreay goes up and out to springboard, PIP PIP CHEERIO! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Swerve is still only mildly impressed as Ospreay kips up. Ospreay drags Fenix up but Fenix fires a forearm. So Ospreay fires a flurry!

Ospreay whips, Fenix reverses, but Ospreay handsprings to NEURALIZER KICK! Ospreay hurries to cover, TWO! Fenix stays in this but Ospreay stays cool as the fans rally up. Ospreay brings Fenix around, reels him in and underhooks, but Fenix back drops free! Ospreay staggers up, Fenix runs in, but into an elbow! Ospreay goes up, Fenix somersaults to SHORYUKEN! Fenix climbs up after Ospreay, but Ospreay fires forearms in return! Fenix drops back, comes back, and JUMP SOBATS! Ospreay wobbles, Fenix goes to the apron, and then Fenix climbs up. Ospreay fires forearms in return, then ROCKS Fenix!

Ospreay HEADBUTTS Fenix, Fenix sits on the rope, but then Fenix jumps up to SUPER DUPER STEINER!! Only for Ospreay to land on his feet!! He’s done stuff like that before, but it’s still amazing every time he does! As such, Des Moines is thunderous as Ospreay dusts himself off. Ospreay runs up, dodges Fenix, and then tilt-o-whirl DDTS! But Fenix handsprings through!? Now that’s wild! Ospreay is just as stunned as the fans, but then things speed up again. Tiger feint rewind, HEEL KICK! HOOK KICK! Ospreay loads up, HIDDEN- NO, Fenix dodges! Osprey ducks a roundhouse, Fenix blocks a roundhouse, but then DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSES hit!!

Both men wobble, Fenix SOBATS! Fenix whips, Ospreay reverses, and SPANISH- NO, Fenix smothers that, only for Ospreay to lift Fenix up! AIR RAID BUSTER!! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives that modification and the fans are thunderous again! Fenix and Ospreay slowly stir, “This is Awesome!” as Dynamite goes picture in picture again!

Ospreay waits on Fenix, then calls his shot! But Fenix falls over! Ospreay stops his jump, Fenix rolls out of the ring and to the floor. Ospreay keeps cool, letting the ring count handle this. Fenix is still down at 5 of 10, but he rises up at 7. The count is 9, but Fenix slides in at 9.5! Fenix staggers but he hasn’t given up! Ospreay eggs him on, so Fenix fires forearm after forearm! Ospreay DECKS Fenix with just one! The ref checks Fenix while Ospreay paces. Fenix is still in this so Ospreay sits him up. Ospreay gives Fenix Kawada Kicks! Ospreay tops it off with a KICK, and Fenix flops back over! Ospreay waits on Fenix, and Fenix rises again.

Ospreay eggs Fenix on, then CHOPS him back down! Fenix reaches out, sits back up, and Ospreay brings him around. Fenix CHOSP, but Ospreay CHOPS! Fenix falls back over, Ospreay gets Des Moines fired up again, and Fenix flounders. Dynamite returns to single picture again, and Fenix CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOSP! Ospreay DECKS Fenix again! Ospreay stands Fenix up, DECKS him again, then stands him back up. Ospreay ROCKS Fenix, but Fenix suddenly tilt-o-whirls into an IRON OCTOPUS!! The fans fire up as Ospreay endures, powers up again, but into a CRUCIFIX DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!

The fans fire up as Ospreay escapes, and Fenix hurries to a corner. Ospreay runs up, Fenix ELBOWS back, then goes up and QUEBRADAS! Ospreay gets under, only for Fenix to waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!!! Ospreay escapes again and the fans fire back up! Fenix stands Ospreay up to fireman’s carry, but Ospreay slips free to underhook! STORM- NO, Fenix somersaults through to a cover, TWO!! Fenix BOOTS, whips, but Ospreay reverse to TIGER WALL KICK, ENZIGIRI, and then springboard! OSCUT- NO! Fenix turns that into a back suplex! Ospreay lands out, dodges the elbow, and springboards again! OSCUTTER!!

Both men are down and the fans are fired up again! Ospreay crawls to a cover, TWO!! “This is Awesome!” as neither man is done yet! Ospreay rises, he pulls off the elbow pad, and he takes aim from the corner. Fenix sits up, into the HIDDEN- SOMERSAULT RANA! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay stands up, into Fenix’s SUPERKICK! Ospreay goes to a corner, Fenix says “ANIMO!!” Somersault and- HIDDEN BLADE!!! Ospreay isn’t done there, he goes to the corner. Swerve actually looks intrigued as he sees Ospreay climb up. Ospreay looks over at Swerve and now Swerve stands up. Does Ospreay dare do what it looks like he’s gonna do?

Ospreay says this is HIS house! Swerve takes off the sunglasses in indignation, as Ospreay steals the KILL STOMPS!! Fenix flounders, Ospreay reloads, HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall (still AEW International Champion)

The Aerial Assassin continues to show his arsenal is endless, and that he can even use someone else’s weapon just as masterfully! Swerve storms up to the ring, and now the champions both stare down. Ospreay smiles and offers a handshake, but Swerve says Ospreay thinks this is a game. Does Ospreay think Swerve’s playing with him? This is LIFE they’re playing with! This title changes your LIFE! Swerve’s the one standing in between Ospreay and that! Ospreay is still that immature little child Swerve met 10 years ago! Ospreay wants to keep having these matches? Then keep doing that week after week, because he can’t hold the world on his shoulders! He’s not strong enough!

But then Ospreay SNATCHES the belt right out of Swerve’s hands! The fans are going nuts as Ospreay looks at both belts, and then puts them both on his shoulders! Swerve scowls as Ospreay says it looks like he is strong enough. The fans chant “OSPREAY TWO BELTS!” Swerve steps closer, and says Ospreay’s lucky they’re still friends. Anybody else does this, he puts them in a grave. Swerve takes his title back, and Ospreay points to the Forbidden Door sign in the rafters. Will we see Ospreay Two Belts become a reality? Or will AEW still be Swerve’s House?


My Thoughts:

A great Dynamite here, a lot of great wrestling, but I wouldn’t say this was a full show of wrestling as Daniels said. That first hour was definitely much more wrestling than talking, but then like hitting a speedbump, there was TV Time with Chris Jericho. Now, that was probably on purpose, because that’s the gag. Jericho continues to be this obnoxious and disingenuous locker room leader that does things like a kids show host talking down to grown adults, and it’s hilarious to me. Especially put alongside Bill constantly bringing up these sayings that I doubt Jericho actually taught him, and Bryan demanding respect on Jericho’s behalf. But at the same time, of course Private Party showed Jericho up, and now we’ll get Private Party VS Bill & Bryan for like Rampage or Collision.

Great opening promo segment here, we got a LOT out of it. For one, Blood & Guts is coming back, The Elite VS some other form of Team AEW, which has at least Swerve and what looks like Acclaimed & Daddy Ass. I kinda wouldn’t mind if they just kept this at 4v4 but there’s a lot of potential for finding a fifth man for each side. And y’know what? Hangman Page needs to be in this match. Hangman has his beef with Swerve, but he might also dislike how The Bucks have handled things, so he could pull a swerve and turn on The Elite to help Team AEW. I also like that instead of the tradition of shirts, The Elite is using Reeboks as the recruiting item.

Another thing was it gave a great segue into Dustin Rhodes VS Jack Perry. Should’ve figured Dustin would bleed, and that he would lose. Jack Perry gets his shot at the title he was gonna be gifted, and depending on who else gets in on this match, there’s still a very good chance Jack wins just to rub this in everyone’s faces. Now, Daniels making Title Eliminators, Acclaimed VS Bucks, there’s a good chance The Acclaimed finds a way to win so that they’ll force a tag title match at Forbidden Door or some point along the way, but certainly before Blood & Guts in late July. And they’re probably still working on who is facing Okada, to try and make it someone who stands a chance.

Great squash win for Rush, and great brawl with MJF. I don’t know why AEW needs to make Rush “foreigner who talks trash on America” when he could just talk trash on MJF directly, but whatever, great brawl with MJF and great move giving us a commercial free grudge match next week. Great promo segment from Cassidy, O’Reilly & Briscoe, Mark Briscoe is a highly underrated promo guy because everything he said felt so natural, off the top of his head, and it had such great energy. Kyle’s face during that was basically my face, I was loving it all. Great Six Man Tag, and I suppose the Heels winning makes sense, especially with all the extra guys on the outside. And of course Kris gets her shot on Willow. Definitely gonna need a Mixed Tag/Mixed Six/something big for this story’s blowoff(s).

Great stuff from Joe & Hook just punking out The Premier Athletes, hilarious even with how Shibata had another camera and then got after Sterling. Not sure why Josh Woods hasn’t gotten involved yet but maybe they wanted to keep this from being a trios thing just yet. Good promo from Bang Bang Gang to call out The House of Black, and if not for Edge’s leg injury, I feel like he’d be leading The House in fighting Bang Bang Gang for the Unified Trios AND TNT Championships, so that one faction would have (for whatever goofy reason) TEN belts to carry around. In fact, they could’ve been the Blood & Guts match instead. But instead, I fear The House of Black is being fed to Bang Bang Gang to help build them up now that Juice is back.

Pac had a very good promo to put his comeback in perspective. Maybe Pac gets in on the TNT Championship story to be the one guy other than Jack Perry who could win. And then maybe we get Death Triangle having a feud for all those belts instead of House of Black? Hard to say, but something has to go right for Pac at some point. Very good promos from Mina, Mariah and Storm, especially with Mariah trying to be peacekeeper. Shingo Takagi having a quick message to say he’s getting in on the Men’s Owen Hart Cup is great stuff. The Rampaging Dragon is a great wrestler, has a great attitude, he’ll make the tournament a lot of fun.

Great match from Mone VS Zeuxis, both women looking great. But naturally, Mone was gonna win that so that we stay on track towards Mone VS Vaquer. Very good promo from Vaquer, and while it’s all kayfabe, I like her telling Mone is horribly arrogant to think any belt was made for her. I said before that it’d be awesome if Vaquer actually won and that angered Mone into becoming a Heel that then goes after the women’s world title. At the same time, Vaquer being a CMLL talent, she probably loses to let Mone be the one going between AEW and NJPW. As wild as it would be for Vaquer to hold four belts at one time, that’s a lot of work, so it’s more reasonable for Mone to be doing double duty and let Vaquer focus on her CMLL belts.

Garcia got quite the quick win over Comoroto, which certainly serves his story of being title worthy. Ospreay watching made all the sense in the world but MJF’s is an intriguing one. MJF is from Long Island, Garcia is from Buffalo, could there be a New York connection going? And of course Ospreay VS Fenix was an awesome main event, it wasn’t gonna be anything less, even if the title wasn’t on the line. Swerve being ringside was good for that final moment where Ospreay uses Swerve’s move just to add on to his own stuff. Great closing confrontation, and it seems Ospreay’s story is mostly that wrestlers who’ve been here just a few years more than him still look down on him on some level.

Now, I’m still thinking Ospreay will pull double duty on Forbidden Door, which could be him trying to earn that respect from Swerve by retaining one title while going for another, but it might just upset Swerve that Ospreay thinks he can win twice on one night. All the more reason Swerve will retain at Forbidden Door, but they probably won’t do that. Ospreay might end up losing the belt before Forbidden Door, proving Swerve is right that Ospreay can’t do it all. There’s a lot of variables here, and that does make it pretty fun to see how it goes.

My Score: 9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (6/8/24)

Toni Storm is in a chiller of a thriller!

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Who melts under the bright lights?

To keep pace with Mina Shirakawa, AEW Women’s World Champion Toni Storm is in action tonight with Lady Frost! Will the Leading Lady freeze up? Or can she turn up the heat with a Summer blockbuster?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • FTR VS Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta; Time Limit Draw.
  • Kris Statlander w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Robyn Renegade; Kris wins.
  • Dustin Rhodes VS Johnny TV w/ Taya Valkyrie; Dustin wins.
  • The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling VS Trip Jordy & Dante Leon; Nese & Daivari win.
  • Toni Storm w/ Mariah May VS Lady Frost; Storm wins.
  • Daniel Garcia VS Tate Mayfairs; Garcia wins.
  • Orange Cassidy VS Kyle O’Reilly; Cassidy wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

FTR VS Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta!

Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood are back in action after promising to fight back to the top. However, they’re already running into quite the obstacle as The Swiss Superman & The Decoder are back together. Will the ROH Pure Champion help Claudio topple the #TopGuys? Or will the BCC and AEW have to #FearTheReturn?

The teams sort out and Yuta starts against Cash, Wheeler VS Wheeler! The two circle, tie up, and Cash waistlocks to SLAM Yuta down. Cash floats to a headlock but Yuta fights up to his feet. Yuta powers Cash to a knee and then pops out to headlock back. Cash powers up and out, things speed up, and Cash hurdles to then arm-drag! Yuta arm-drags in return! Then Yuta DROPKICKS! The fans fire up as Cash backs off. Cash talks it over with Dax, then resets with Yuta. They feel things out, Yuta avoids getting cornered, so Dax tags in. So Yuta tags Claudio! The fans fire up as these two circle. The fans chant for “BALD! BALD! BALD!” in reference to the matching hairstyles.

Claudio and Dax tie up, go around, and end up on ropes. Dax puts Claudio in a corner, Claudio turns things around, but the ref calls for the break. Both men let off slowly, and Claudio smooths Dax’s bald head before smoothing his own. The fans cheer and Dax laughs that off. Cash shares his hair with Dax, then Dax and Claudio reset. They feel things out, Claudio gets around to waistlock, but Dax drops to move around. Claudio almost gets him but Dax gets up to wrench and wrench. Claudio goes for a sleeper but Dax turns around. They fight for suplex control but end up on ropes. The ref counts the break, both men let off, but Dax shoves Claudio!

The fans boo the chippy nature but Claudio shrugs it off. The two tie up again, end up on ropes, and then Claudio UPPERCUTS! Dax flops out of the ring while fans are torn. Cash regroups with Dax, Yuta backs Claudio up, and the teams settle down. Dax returns, he and Claudio circle, and they tie up. They go around, Dax puts Claudio in a corner, then lets off slowly. Dax CHOPS Claudio, and Claudio does feel that one! Claudio nods and storms up to tie up with Dax. They end up in another corner, and Claudio CHOPS! Dax CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS, but Claudio scoops to SLAM! Claudio runs, to DOUBLE STOMP!

Tag to Yuta, he runs up on Dax to UPPERCUT! And CHOP! And UPPERCUT again! Yuta CHOPS again, but Dax CHOPS back! The CHOPS go back and forth, louder and sharper and Dax fires off! The ref counts as they’re in a corner. Dax whips corner to corner. Dax runs up, Yuta goes up and over to scoop and SLAM! Then SENTON! Cover, TWO! Yuta hip tosses Dax, runs, but Cash disrupts the rana! Yuta takes a rough landing and Cash “apologizes.” Dax drags Yuta up, tags Cash, and FTR double tag. They CLOBBER Yuta, then Cash keeps between Yuta and Claudio. Cash CHOPS but Yuta just gets mad!

The fans fire up, Cash CHOPS again! Yuta CHOPS back! Cash UPPERCUTS Yuta down! Cash says HE’S top Wheeler! Cash drags Yuta up, wrenches and hits a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Cash stays cool to basement dropkick Yuta! Tag to Dax and FTR gets Yuta under the ropes! DOUBLE CATAPULT into the ropes! Cover, TWO! Yuta crawls, reaches out, but Dax keeps him from Claudio. Yuta still fights as the fans rally, and Dax reaches out for Cash> Yuta ENZIGIRIS Dax first! Hot tag to Claudio! Claudio rallies on Dax with UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT, then fires from all sides! They’re in the corner, the ref counts, but Claudio lets off.

But then Claudio jukes the ref to CLOBBER Dax! And he BOOTS Cash! Then he BOOTS Dax! Cover, TWO! The fans fire up as Claudio gets the legs! Claudio sees Cash run up and Cash ROCKS him! Claudio DECKS Cash! Dax bails out but Claudio goes out after him! Claudio runs in, but into a BOOT! So Yuta FLYING LARIATS Dax! Cash builds speed to DIVE into an UPPERCUT! BCC grounds FTR and the fans fire up again! Claudio puts Dax in, gets those legs, and the fans fire up more! But Cash runs up to sunset flip Claudio, only for Claudio to turn that into a SHARPSHOOTER! Yuta gets in to intercept Dax, but Dax turns that into a SHARPSHOOTER!!

The fans fire up as we have dueling Sharpshooters! But neither man suffering is legal, it won’t matter! Claudio and Dax SLAP and SLAP and SLAP! Claudio gets the edge, UPPERCUTS, but Dax CHOPS! Claudio UPPERCUTS, Dax CHOPS, repeat! The fans fire up as they go forearm for forearm now, and Claudio is feeling it! Dax is, too, and he JABS! Claudio ROCKS Dax, Dax ROCKS Claudio, repeat! Yuta and Cash get up, go after each other, it is a brawl now! The fans fire up as the ref reprimands! Yuta DECKS Dax and follows him out. Cash still brawls with Claudio as Collision goes picture in picture!

Yuta sends Dax into railing! Claudio TOSSES Cash out! Yuta CHOPS Dax, Claudio UPPERCUTS Cash! FTR is still on their heels but Dax gets past Yuta. But then Yuta gets Dax from behind and puts him in the ring. Claudio tags Yuta, picks Dax up, and Yuta runs so they can hit a HART ATTACK! Yuta covers, TWO! Dax survives, Yuta drags him around, and turns him over for a HALF CRAB! Dax endures, Claudio tags in, and he stomps Dax down! Claudio drags Dax up, short arm LARIATS, then short arm LARIATS again! Claudio goes up the corner, to MOONSAULT FLOP! Dax avoids disaster and the fans fire up!

The fans rally as Dax rises up then climbs a corner, but Claudio trips him up! Claudio UPPERCUTS Dax, ROCKS him, then climbs up after him. But Dax hits back! They brawl with forearms back and forth, then Dax CHOPS! Claudio steps back. Collision returns to single picture, and Claudio UPPERCUTS! Claudio climbs again, gut wrenches, for a SUPER GUT WRENCH PLEX! Cover, TWO! Dax survives and the fans fire up! Claudio gets Dax up but Dax shoves him and UPPERCUTS him! Claudio tumbles to the apron but he RAMS into Dax! Claudio ELBOWS Cash, slingshot sunset flips, but Cash helps Dax stay up!

But Yuta runs in and LEAP FROG ATTACKS Cash! Cash falls, Dax rolls but through the sunset flip! Dax ROCKS Yuta, Claudio waistlocks to O’Conner Roll! TWO!! Claudio ends up stumbling into Cash’s GAMANGIRI! Dax rolls Claudio up, TWO!! Claudio UPPERCUTS but into arm hooks! Claudio blocks the backslide so Dax spins Claudio for a SPINEBUSTER! The fans rally up for FTR as Dax and Claudio crawl. “This is Awesome!” as Claudio goes to a corner. Dax storms up on Claudio, puts him up top, and then CHOPS! Dax climbs, as does Cash! FTR coordinates, SUPERPLEX for The Power! DIVING SPLASH onto knees!

No Glory for FTR, Yuta is up top top DIVING SPLASH onto knees from Dax! No Glory anywhere, all four men are down, and the fans are thunderous for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Yuta staggers but Dax clotheslines him up and out! Dax runs at Claudio but Claudio dodges so Dax CLOBBERS Cash! Claudio comes back to CLOBBER Dax! Cover, TWO! Dax survives, the fans rally, and Claudio drags Dax up and around. Dax is dead weight but Claudio fires up! Claudio gets Dax into the Gotch, but Dax wrenches out! Dax headlocks, Cash sneaks a tag as Claudio powers out. Dax slides under, but Yuta disrupts Shatter Machine!

Claudio CLOBBERS Cash, and has the GIANT SWING!! They go around and around and around, and Yuta waits for TEN before he DROPKICKS! Cover by Claudio, Dax breaks it! The fans fire up more as the teams regroup. Yuta runs up but Dax DUMPS him out! Claudio UPPERCUTS Dax down! Claudio scrapes Dax out, goes back for Cash, CRADLE! TWO!! UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO!! Cash flounders, Claudio reels him in! Gotch hold, but Cash back drops free! Claudio lands on his feet, but turns around into SHATTER MACHINE!! Cover, YUTA BREAKS IT! A split second save and the fans are in disbelief!

The fans rally up as hard as they can, and Cash gets Claudio’s legs! SHARPSHOOTER! Claudio endures, reaches out, crawls forward, but Cash pulls him back! So Claudio turns over to push Cash down! And then Claudio turns the leglock around onto Cash! Cash endures the SHARPSHOOTER!! The fans rally as Cash endures, Dax intercepts Yuta! Dueling Sharpshooters again!? The fans fire up, but Claudio lets Cash go to get Dax! GOTCH NEUTRALIZER! Then he gets Cash, but Cash wrenches out! Yuta DIVES onto Dax, but Cash has Claudio up for a PILEDRIVER!! Cover off the classic, TWO!!! Claudio survives and Cash is stunned!

There’s ONE MINUTE left in the time limit! Cash hurries up a corner, Claudio UPPERCUTS him down! Claudio gets Cash up, deadlift SUPERPLEX!! Roll through and then the Gotch hold! NEURTRALIZER!! Cover, TWO?!? But into a CROSSFACE!! Cash endures, he only has to last 30 seconds! But Claudio then shifts to a RINGS OF SATURN! The bell rings, TIME’S UP!!!

Time Limit Draw

The fans can’t believe it! This isn’t the first time FTR and a form of the BCC have done this! Dax gets a mic and says hey, BCC are fighters, and FTR sure are fighters, so how about fire more minutes? The fans love the sound of that! Yuta sure wants it, but out comes Brandon Cutler. He says hold on, hold on. He is here on behalf of our EVPs, Matthew & Nicholas Jackson, and has the contract for this match. It says 20 minutes, no more. So sorry to be a stickler for rules, but it says 20, not 21, not 25, just 20. So their request- Claudio trips Cutler! GIANT SWING for the Young Bucks’ rule monkey! DROPKICK!!

Then Claudio CATAPULTS Cutler into the SHATTER MACHINE!! Well, we didn’t get a definitive winner in this match, but Claudio gets the mic. Claudio knows Cutler ruined the fun, and they won’t shake hands because that’s too cliche. But hey, anytime, anywhere they to do this again, FTR is on. The fans fire up for that, when and where will we see Dax & Cash run it back with Claudio & Yuta?

 

Backstage interview with Kyle O’Reilly.

Lexy Nair is with #CombatKyle and notes that tonight in the main event, and for the very first time 1v1, it will be O’Reilly VS Orange Cassidy. Kyle says yeah, and Dynamite was the first time they even collided. But Kyle can see why Cassidy is the face of this company, why he’s the MVP of AEW. He put the International Championship on the map! But then Roderick Strong shouts at “KYYYLE~!” Roddy steps in, The Kingdom with him, and says here’s what is going on. Ever since Kyle returned, he’s look good. Not great, but good. It just seems like Kyle takes one step forward and two steps back. It’s like… Something is missing. Or perhaps someone?

Roddy says that isn’t the only reason he’s here. He knows Kyle has the big main event match, and Roddy wants Kyle to know The Kingdom is rooting for him. And uh, Roddy’s beat Orange twice, so if Kyle needs advice, Roddy’s your man. Kyle says yeah, he “appreciates” the offer, but they’ve been through this before. Their support means a lot, but he doesn’t need it. Roddy says just remember what Kyle said when he returned. Roddy leaves it at that, will Kyle’s words come back to haunt him?

 

Kris Statlander w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Robyn Renegade!

As “Big Stoke” puts it, it’s #StaturdayNight, as The Galaxy’s Greatest Traitor is now all about herself and no one else. Will Kris take over AEW stat? Or will she be unable to handle this Renegade?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. The two tie up, go around, and Kris puts Renegade in the corner. Kris UPPERCUTS, then snapmares Robyn with force. Robyn gets up but Kris RAMS her into the other corner! Kris RAMS in again and again, lets off as the ref counts to whip right back into the corner! Robyn falls, the fans boo, but Stokely applauds as Kris flexes. Kris eggs Robyn on, then fakes a punch to KICK and LARIAT! The fans boo more but Kris sees Robyn go to a corner. Kris runs corner to corner but blocks a boot! “Nice try!” Kris gets Robyn up, Robyn fights with fists and gets free. But Kris blocks a shot to ROCK Robyn!

Kris then drags Robyn around, lifts, and SITOUT BOMBS! Robyn flounders, Kris hauls her right back up and gut wrenches. Tuck and FIGHT NIGHT FEVER! Cover, Kris wins!

Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall

Kris does push-ups to show off, Stat’s stats are off the charts! Stokely steps into the ring to say, “This woman standing next to me, she’s an inspiration! She’s my muse! She’s the reason I get up in the morning. And you wanna know why? Because I wish I had the swift of Kris Statlander. I wish I had the speed of Kris Statlander! I wish I had the intensity of Kris Statlander! And I wish I could decimate an entire division with the snap of my fingers, just like Kris Statlander! Which brings me to my next point at hand.” Earlier today, Stokely talked with his close, personal friend, Tony Khan. And for the first time ever, they were on the same page!

Because Stoke told TK that Kris is the past, present AND future of AEW! And also, that Kris Statlander is going to make history! She will be the first woman to have ever won the TBS Championship and the AEW Women’s World Championship! And he’s sure people are wondering how she’s gonna do that, and Stoke is gonna tell you. She makes history again by entering the 2024 Women’s Owen Hart Foundation Cup! Kris will win that, go to Wembley, beat whoever is champion, hold that AEW Women’s World title up high, and there is no one, and Stoke means NO ONE that can stop her! Will Kris’s stats be astronomical after pulling off such an achievement?

 

Backstage interview with Willow Nightingale.

Lexy finds the Babe with The Power just as she’s entering the building, and asks her her reaction to Stokely announcing Kris’ entering the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Willow says that’s interesting. As last year’s Owen Cup winner, it is only fitting that she announces her own entry. Willow tells Stat that she hopes to see her in the tournament. Then what is Willow doing here tonight? Oh, just keeping an eye on the action. Willow heads out, will these former friends fight over who heads for Wembley?

 

Dustin Rhodes VS Johnny TV w/ Taya Valkyrie!

If there’s anyone who knows about being #TVReady, it’s The Natural. Dustin has been part of FIVE DIFFERENT DECADES of pro-wrestling, and he doesn’t look to be done yet! Will Dustin show Jonny a thing or two about a thing or two? Or will Dustin be taking a ride on Starship Pain all the way to Slam Town?

The bell rings and Johnny tells the fans to shut up about Dustin. They tie up, Dustin puts Johnny in a corner, but Johnny blocks the haymaker! Johnny wrenches, kicks low, then fires body shots! Johnny ROCKS Dustin, ROCKS him again, but Dustin UPPERCUTS! And UPPERCUTS again! And then he DECKS Johnny! Dustin headlocks, Johnny powers up and out, but Dustin runs him over! Things keep moving, Johnny hurdles and Dustin tumbles! Dustin rolls through that to roll out and hang out with Taya! The fans cheer, and then Dustin spooks Taya with a bark. But Johnny SLIDES out, gets between Dustin and Taya, only for Dustin to CANNONBALL!

The fans fire up with Dustin as he wipes out Mr. TV! Taya says, “How dare you!” Dustin stands Johnny up to CHOP! Dustin puts Johnny in, glares at Taya and Taya says she didn’t say anything. Dustin walks over to her, Taya says he is just a disgusting man. Johnny DIVES and takes Dustin out! Taya applauds, Johnny gets Dustin up and SMACKS him off steel steps! Taya talks trash and mockingly cheers Dustin. The fans actually cheer Dustin, but Johnny & Taya stand on him while they make out! Who’s disgusting? The fans boo, Taya & Johnny stop sucking face, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Johnny steps down so he can stand Dustin up. Johnny ROCKS Dustin, reels him in, and then APRON COMPLETE SHOTS! Dustin flounders into the ring, Johnny stalks him and clamps on a chinlock. Dustin endures, Taya mocks the fans again, but the fans still rally for Dustin. Johnny shifts his grip but Dustin fights up to fire body shots. Johnny ROCKS Dustin then DECKS him! Johnny stomps Dustin, then runs to SHINING WIZARD! Johnny goes back for another kiss from Taya, then stalks Dustin again. Johnny KICKS Dustin, SUPERKICKS him, then grins as he paces. Taya taunts the fans and Johnny goes back for more. Johnny wants a Spider-Man kiss!

Taya kisses Johnny while he’s upside-down, but Dustin drags Johnny back in! CATAPULT into ropes! Johnny suffers for his love, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and both men rise up as the fans rally. Dustin hits first, but Johnny hits back! The haymakers go back and forth, with the fans behind Dustin. Dustin rebounds to UPPERCUT! Johnny ROCKS Dustin, fires fast hands, then hits low! Johnny kicks, runs, but then steals the RHODES- NO! Dustin won’t let Johnny use his move! Dustin UPPERCUTS Johnny, kicks, and RHODES UPPERCUTS! Dustin runs side to side, BOOT then BULLDOG! The fans fire up as Johnny staggers around. Dustin CLOBBERS Johnny, CLOBBERS him again, and the fans fire up! Dustin runs but Johnny BOOTS back!

Johnny runs up, but into a SNAP POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Johnny stays in this but Dustin drags him up. Dustin reels Johnny in, but Johnny wrenches out to kick and MOONLIGHT DRIVE! Cover, TWO!! Dustin survives and Taya is upset but Johnny keeps his cool. The fans rally up for Dustin, but Johnny Alabama Lifts! But Dustin grabs ropes to deny the slam! The ref counts, Johnny yanks Dustin free, but Dustin turns this into a DESTROYER! The fans are thunderous and Dustin sets Johnny up in the ropes! The ref reprimands, Taya says don’t! Taya gets up but she distracts the ref! SHATTERED DREAMS!!

Dustin reels Johnny in for the CROSS RHODES!! Cover, but Taya helps with the ROPEBREAK! The fans boo as the ref totally missed that! Dustin tells Taya to stop it! Taya says Dustin can’t do nothing! But he blocks the slap! The ref then EJECTS Taya!! The fans fire up as Mrs. TV freaks out! Dustin hurries in but Johnny LOW BLOWS Dustin! Then ROUNDHOUSES!! Cover, TWO!!! Dustin survives but Johnny hurries to drag him around! Johnny rains down forearms to keep Dustin in the drop zone. The fans boo as Johnny KNEES Dustin down! Johnny KNEES Dustin again, and again! Johnny goes up, STARSHIP FLOP!!

The fans fire up as Dustin dodges, then he gives a SHINING WIZARD back! Dustin hurries to suplex Johnny, FINAL RECKONING!! Cover, Dustin wins!

Winner: Dustin Rhodes, by pinfall

Johnny & Taya tried to take this away from Dustin, but it was only natural that the good guy wins in the end! Dustin gets a mic to say, “Oh God, I’m getting old.” The fans assure him, “You Still Got It!” Dustin thanks them, and says this doesn’t happen a lot for him after a match. He has two things to talk about tonight. One: the fans themselves. For almost 40 YEARS, the fans have not abandoned him. He thanks them for accepting him, turning on their TVs to watch him entertain them. He loves and appreciates them all. Dustin also thanks the talent in the back, the production crew, and Tony Khan for all the support right now. And that includes these cameramen.

These are the best cameramen in the business, they’re all number one. But the second thing, and the most important thing, and it really pisses him off… But Dustin wants to talk about the one they call “Scapegoat” Jack Perry. The fans boo that name. Dustin tells Jack that when he left, AEW did miss him. The fans are a bit torn on that. But when Jack came back, they were happy to see him. And what’d he do? Jack attacked Dustin’s boss! The man who pays them their money! The man who gave Jack his second chance! Jack disgusts Dustin. Jack joins up with The Elite? C’mon, man…

And lately, Jack’s been talking about sacrifice. Jack’s sacrifices for this business. Let Dustin tell you something, boy! Jack was born with a silver spoon in his mouth! He’s never worked a day in his GADDAM LIFE! Sacrifice? Sacrifice is losing your job, being handed a watch, and a computer took your job. Then you pick up two jobs just to make ends meet, and the money’s still less somehow! THAT is sacrifice! But for 37 YEARS, Dustin has sacrificed for family, the most important thing in his life! “Jack, to put it simply, you ain’t sacrificed S*IT!!”

When Dustin first met little Jack, they took a picture, and Dustin thought, “What a cool kid.” But knowing what he knows now, Dustin can’t see anything other than a spoiled brat. So listen up very carefully, Jack. The reason Jack is mediocre right now is because he’s not a leader but a follower! Jack’s always been a follower! And if Jack’s not a leader, which he sure as Hell ain’t, then as his dad would say, the view never changes! The fans cheer for “DUSTY! DUSTY!” and Dustin looks to Heaven. Dustin then tells Jack, “You and I have a match this Wednesday on Dynamite. Jack… I am going to DESTROY your little punk ass!

“You can’t beat me fair and square, and I’ll mark my whole career on that! And this Wednesday night, when it’s all over and you’re laying in a pile of heap, you will never forget my name! The Natural, Dustin Rhodes!” The fans are all fired up for that! Will Dustin teach Jack Perry all about #HardTimes?

 

AEW hears from Zack Sabre Jr.

“AEW fans rejoice. You’re listening to the dulcet tones of Zack Sabre Jr. Now we are fast approaching that magical time of the bloody year, The Naughty Door. And it would not be complete without the greatest technical wrestler in the world, Zed S J. And this year, I’m returning for unfinished business. Freshly Squeezed Orange Bollocks, you’ve got the juicy bits. You get your ass to New York, June 30th, Forbidden Door. I’ll see you there, darling.” The Submission Master wants to settle the score with Cassidy, will he make Cassidy #JustTapOut?

 

The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling VS Trip Jordy & Dante Leon!

Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari tried to make a fool out of Hook, but Samoa Joe was the only reason Hook didn’t make ground beef out of them. Will the Premier Athletes prove they’ve got what it takes to back up their talk?

The teams- NEVERMIND, Nese & Daivari just attack! The bell rings, Nese whips Dante to a corner, he and Daivari mug him! The fans boo, Nese & Daivari let off. Trip runs up but is sent into Dante, and they both get mugged! Nese & Daivari TOSS Trip out, then Daivari gets Dante for the LION’S LARIAT! Nese TOSSES Dante out, but Trip returns! Daivari bucks the O’Conner, Nese gets him with a PREMIER DRIVER! Cover, Premier Athletes win!

Winners: The Premier Athletes, by pinfall

Sterling raises his guys’ hands in victory, but needless to say, the guys they faced aren’t anything close to Hook & Joe. Will the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil & The Samoan Submission Specialist be much more than just a workout for Nese & Daivari?

 

Scorpio Sky speaks.

“I’ve been listening. And I hear you. There’s a gap in this company. You feel it. One by one, all of your heroes have fallen. Who else do you got? They say an open hand is not as strong as a closed fist. Now is the time for us to come together. And standing on the backs of those fallen heroes, we can reach the stars. I will be your hero. I will be your voice. And eventually, I will be your champion. Because I’m here for you.” Scorpio smiles, but not for long. Will he come through on his promise to win it all “for us?”

 

Toni Storm w/ Mariah May & Luther VS Lady Frost!

The Leading Lady told us last night that she is going to turn up the heat, and things are certainly heating up as Mariah is finding herself stuck between her two mentors. Will the AEW Women’s World Champion stay sharp as she prepares for Mina Shirakawa? Or will Frost be so cold that she earns her own shot at the gold?

The bell rings and the fans rally as the two circle. They tie up, Storm arm-drags then poses. The fans cheer but Frost stays cool. Frost and Storm reset, circle, and tie up. Frost blocks an arm-drag, so Storm wrenches to a wristlock instead. Frost cartwheels then arm-drags back! The fans cheer as Storm goes to a corner. Storm is flustered but she resets with Frost. They circle again, tie up, and Frost wrenches to knuckle locks, then a spin and cording hold. Storm powers her way out to wrench and wristlock. Frost moves around, rolls, but Storm wrenches again. Storm whips, Frost reverses then says FREEZE! So Storm poses!

The fans cheer, Frost is flustered but she trips Storm! Things speed up, Frost ducks ‘n ‘dodges to handspring and RANA! Storm tumbles out of the ring, Frost fakes a plancha! Frost then mule kicks, then ASAI MOONSAULTS! The fans fire up while Mariah checks on Storm. Frost has her step aside, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Luther helps Storm up while Mariah distracts Frost, and Storm is safe in the ring! Frost is annoyed but she hurries back in. Frost brings Storm around to CHOP! Storm staggers away, Frost storms up on her and CHOPS again! They go to a third corner, but Storm avoids the chop to CHOP in return! Storm brings Frost around to CHOP again! Frost drops to her knees, but Storm gets her up to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Storm brushes her stinging chest to then get Frost up. Frost throws body shots, but Storm ROCKS her! Storm snapmares Frost for a HIP ATTACK! And another HIP ATTACK! And then a wind up and HIP ATTACK!

Storm drags Frost up, whips her to a corner, then CHOPS! Storm reels Frost in for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Frost stays in this but Storm stays on her. Storm has the arms for a motorcycle stretch! Frost endures, fights up, but Storm shifts to a full nelson! Storm thrashes Frost around, Frost fights up, but Storm TOSSES her! Storm stalks Frost to a corner, bumps her off buckles, then stomps a mudhole in. Storm CHOPS Frost, swaggers to the far corner, and Collision returns to single picture. Storm poses for her close up, then runs up, but Frost avoids the hips! Frost runs corner to corner to handspring CANNONBALL into only buckles!

Storm hurries back in, SWEET HIP MUSIC! Cover, TWO!! Storm is shocked that her second take didn’t do it! Storm gets Frost up but Frost switches. Frost pushes to ropes but Storm bucks the O’Conner! SKY- VICTORY ROLL! TWO!! Frost ROUNDHOUSES Storm, then cartwheels into the Alabama Lift, CHILLA DRILLA!! Cover, TWO?!? Storm survives Frost’s best shot! The fans fire up, Frost puts Storm in a drop zone. Frost goes up but Storm trips her up! Storm then brings Frost into a DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Storm gets Frost up, Frost trips Storm to a jackknife, TWO! Storm hurries for the SKY HIGH! Cover, TWO!

The fans rally as Frost goes to a corner. Storm runs in, but into an ELBOW! Frost BOOTS back, runs and cartwheels to Alabama Lift again! But Storm turns that into a STORM ZERO!! Cover, Storm wins!

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall

The Summer heat was too much for Frost and Storm stands tall! Mariah sits with Storm and Storm has a mic. Storm tells Mariah that she knows Mariah has been having a tough time recently. In a few weeks time, Storm faces Mariah’s former tag partner, Mina Shirakawa. Storm knows this is awkward for Mariah, but Mariah must know, Storm loves her so very much. Storm is just so proud of Mariah, and she should have all the same opportunities as Storm did. But Storm didn’t have someone looking out for her, and that is what Storm is going to be for Mariah. So as AEW Women’s World Champion, Storm is DEMANDING that Mariah be entered into the Women’s Owen Hart Cup!

The fans cheer and Mariah is honored! Storm vows to be there every step of the way, they’ll get through this together. No matter what happens, remember: chin up; tits out; and watch for the SHOE~! Will Mariah make Storm proud by becoming the 2024 Queen of Harts? Will Storm still have Mariah’s support at Forbidden Door?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Collision!

As part of the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, there will be a TNT Championship Qualifying Match! Lee Moriarty will represent Shane Taylor Promotions against Dante Martin of Top Flight! STP called out the Martins, will Angel Dorado shut them up when he shuts #TAIGASTYLE down? Speaking of…

Backstage interview with Shane Taylor Promotions and Top Flight.

Lexy thanks all six men for agreeing to the No Physicality rule for this. Next week, Lee Moriarty VS Dante Martin is a qualifier for the TNT Championship ladder match. There is a longstanding history between these two, they were once friends training under Matt Sydal. Dante says that is true. Another fact is that Dante was Lee’s first opponent in AEW. Lee has grown leaps and bounds since that day. BUT, the results next week will still be the same. But hey, all in friendly competition, right? Lee says that’s crazy, because the last time they were in the ring together, Lee won that! So what makes Dante think that when the stakes are this high, it’ll be any different?

Shane says he appreciates this history lesson and all, but that’s all it was: history, the past. Just like their friendship. Now Lee is rolling with the baddest fight team in all of AEW. You think Dante can outwrestle one of the best technical wrestlers in the game today? What Top Flight does barely counts as wrestling, they’re just glorified stuntmen! The only one out of the three with any heart is Action Andretti! Action isn’t sure why he got singled out, but Shane says next week, we see who can really rumble. Tensions are running high, and it’s headed for a Collision next week. Who makes it through to head for The Forbidden Door?

 

Samoa Joe & Hook speak.

Joe asks “Speak ‘n’ Spell” what’s good, is this working? Katsuyori Shibata via Google Translate says yes, relax, he’s got the camera. Okay, follow them. This trio goes down the hall and Joe asks about lacrosse. Is that some sport y’all just invented? What? That’s like the oldest sport in North America. Oh, a game that’s half hockey and half soccer is somehow the oldest sport in America? Yeah, bro, older than both. Huh. Joe then walks up to a door, asks if Hook’s ready, and Hook says let’s get it. Joe slides the door open, and asks The Premier Athletes, “What’s up, boys?” Hook & Joe jump Daivari & Nese while Sterling shouts for help!

Joe tells Sterling to shut up, then throws him down! Joe tells Sterling to look at him! Hook, you watch this, too, because it’s important. Sterling opens his eyes while trembling, and Joe tells Sterling to remember who did this to them. Joe shoves Sterling down, he and Hook leave, and Shibata adds, “Next time, it’ll be wrestling.” Joe’s trio of BAMF’s heads out, will they make The Premier Athletes all eat their words?

 

Daniel Garcia VS Tate Mayfairs!

The Red Death returned home to Buffalo to refocus, as well as remember the day everything almost ended for him. Garcia wants after the International Championship, will he prove himself worthy in time for The Forbidden Door? Or will The UK’s (self-proclaimed) Best Wrestler of All Time prove he is worthy of his own international opportunities?

The bell rings and the two tie up. Garcia waistlocks to SLAM Tate, floats all over, then sits on him. The fans cheer, Garcia goes to Oklahoma Roll, TWO! Garcia headlocks, wrenches, wristlocks, but Tate rolls, handsprings, and cartwheels to then arm-drag! But Garcia holds on to drag Tate down! The fans cheer but Tate fights up. Tate spins, powers Garcia to a corner, and the ref counts. Garcia turns things around, but Tate turns them back. Tate body shots, CHOPS, and UPPERCUTS! Tate climbs up to smooth his hair, but the fans boo. Tate FIST DROPS, rolls back, and he soaks up the heat. But then Garcia runs up to CLOBBER Tate!

The fans fire up and Garcia storms up to whip Tate. Garcia ELBOWS Tate down, Tate flounders about, but he uses ropes for defense. Garcia still whips, but Tate blocks to send Garcia into buckles! Tate runs and LARIATS Garcia! Cover, TWO! Tate rains down fists, lets off as the fans boo, but Tate flexes, to then mock Garcia’s dance! Garcia fires off hands, but Tate fires JAB, JAB, JAB and RIGHT! Tate then steps up to ELBOW Garcia, and smooths his hair again. Tate reels Garcia in but Garcia throws knees! Garcia reels Tate in, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Garcia drags Tate up to TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT again! Then a third TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT!

The fans fire up, Garcia runs up, but Tate BOOTS him! Tate runs up, Garcia clamps on but Tate breaks free. Garcia SLAPS Tate, reels him in, SAIDO! Tate flounders around, the fans fire up, and Garcia does his dance! Garcia runs to SHOTGUN Tate down! Garcia reels Tate back in, GUILLOTINE FACELOCK!! Tate fades right out, but then Garcia hits the RED CROSS! Cover, Garcia wins!

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by pinfall

The Dragonslayer is ready to be a #Goatslayer, will he take down whoever the International Champion is come Forbidden Door?

 

AEW takes a closer look at Zeuxis.

Tag team partner to Stephanie Vaquer, a top champion in CMLL, she is the #PuertoRicanPower that punishes all those in her way. She has etched her name into the history books alongside Vaquer, and looks to add to that by taking the TBS Championship from Mercedes Mone. Will CMLL have a Two Woman Power Trip? Or will the CEO keep things as planned for Forbidden Door?

 

MORE BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

Christian Cage is preparing a “Father’s Day Special” so that should be… something. Then The House of Black returns after their brutal Double or Nothing loss to Adam “Edge” Copeland, what will they do to redeem themselves from that Rated R defeat? Plus, Thunder Rosa and Deonna Purrazzo look to finally settle things in a NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH! Will La Mera Mera or The Virtuosa stand tall in the end?

 

Backstage interview with Orange Cassidy.

Lexy is now with Freshly Squeezed, and says he has the big main event match up next, but she knows a lot has been on his mind lately. We saw that video from ZSJ calling him out, and Cassidy says yes, we did. As if he didn’t have enough to worry about. Cassidy has his match with Kyle tonight, all his friends have left him, having either given him a piledriver on steps or a punch in the face. Every other week for the past two years, it was like everyone wanted to team with him. He had so many friends. Now where’s everyone? All gone, he’s alone. And ZSJ wants to talk Forbidden Door? Cassidy has to get through tonight.

Lexy’s seen Kyle O’Reilly in action, right? And so, for the first time 1v1, Cassidy has Kyle. Cassidy thinks that’s like, now. He has to go, he can’t be here right now. Cassidy heads out, having said the most he’s said perhaps ever in his entire AEW career. Is Freshly Squeezed finally starting to feel the pressure of his star power? Can he hold it together against the Violent Artist?

 

Orange Cassidy VS Kyle O’Reilly!

We heard from both men tonight, and going by how he has The Pixies as his theme and the darker denim jacket on, Orange is in a sour mood. Will he end up bitter after losing tonight? Or will tasting sweet, sweet victory lighten Cassidy’s mood?

Oh and of course, The Undisputed Kingdom makes sure Kyle notices they’re in the crowd for him. The bell rings, Kyle and Cassidy circle. The fans rally and duel, the two men tie up, and Kyle waistlocks. Kyle then shifts to wrench an arm, wristlocks it, but Cassidy works his way into a roll, sits there, then rolls back to wrench back! Kyle kicks Cassidy away, goes for a leg, then brings Cassidy down. Kyle floats to a headlock and he grinds Cassidy down. Cassidy kicks around, the fans rally, and Cassidy less kips free and more scoots free. The fans cheer as Cassidy flops to the ropes. Kyle sits down and waits on Cassidy.

Kyle reclines back, leg guard up, and dares Cassidy to go for the groin. Cassidy isn’t so sure about that, but Kyle stays facing him no matter where Cassidy goes. Kyle then rolls back for an upside-down guard. Cassidy being perplexed is something new, but then Cassidy sits down to dare Kyle to go for the groin. Kyle BOOTS Cassidy, knuckle locks, but Cassidy denies the top mount to MONKEY FLIP! Cassidy rolls back, but into the body scissors! KIMURA, but Cassidy has the ROPEBREAK! Kyle lets go cleanly, and the fans rally behind him. The Kingdom really pour it on, too. Kyle and Cassidy tie up, and Kyle headlocks.

Cassidy powers up and out, but Kyle avoids the arm-drag to trip Cassidy. Kyle steps all over Cassidy, runs, but blocks the hip toss to go for a hip toss, only for Cassidy to turn that around! Cassidy drags Kyle to a lateral press, ONE! Kyle has the ghost pin, ONE! Cassidy shifts around to ghost pin, TWO! Kyle shifts to ghost pin, TWO! Cassidy shifts and Oklahoma Rolls, TWO! Kyle wrenches and wraps Cassidy up, MOUSE TRAP! TWO, but now Cassidy’s in a GROUND OCTOPUS! Cassidy kicks and flails, ROPEBREAK! Kyle lets go cleanly and the fans cheer. Cassidy bails out, The Kingdom is there to taunt him, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Cassidy paces, frowns, and goes back inside. Cassidy then slides back out, getting a fresh count. Cassidy lazy fist bumps fans, then he goes back into the ring. Cassidy and Kyle reset, tie up, and Kyle wrenches to a wristlock. Kyle drags Cassidy down and headscissor holds! Cassidy endures, but Kyle pushes up to put on the squeeze! Cassidy kicks but can’t kip free, and Kyle puts on more pressure! Cassidy headstands, then kicks to pop free. Cassidy puts his hands up, but Kyle keeps them from the pockets! Kyle drags Cassidy around into the ARMBAR! Cassidy kicks and flails, ROPEBREAK! The erf counts, and Kyle lets off.

Cassidy shakes out his arms while he stands up, and he resets with Kyle again. They tie up, Cassidy headlocks, but Kyle endures. Cassidy wrenches to wristlock, then hammerlocks. Kyle switches the hammerlock onto Cassidy, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Cassidy fights up, only for Kyle to headlock. Cassidy powers out to then headlock and takeover! Kyle pushes his forearms into Cassidy’s face, rolls him to a cover, ONE! They stand, Kyle powers up and out but Cassidy slips around to hit another headlock and takeover! The fans cheer this technical exchange, then they rally up and duel. Kyle fights up to throw body shots, then he sends Cassidy to a corner. Kyle runs in, Cassidy slides under, but then Kyle rebounds to slide under Cassidy! Kyle goes for a leg, Cassidy steps over and wrenches. Kyle wrenches back, suplexes, STUN DOG- NO! Kyle stops the stunner for a SLEEPER!

Cassidy flails, reaches out, but Kyle rolls him back! But Cassidy rolls through, gets the wrists, and he uses ZSJ’s EURO CLUTCH! TWO!! Kyle escapes, but then Cassidy puts hands up! Kyle stops him from putting them in pockets! Cassidy still tires, but Kyle fights those off! Kyle uses a shoulder to block one, then clinches! Cassidy fights to reach for his pants, but Kyle still holds the arms up! So Cassidy puts his hands together and slips out the bottom! The fans cheer as Cassidy gives a lazy thumbs up! Cassidy then ducks the buzzsaw! Hands up, and in pockets! The fans cheer but Kyle is annoyed. Kyle whips, Cassidy rolls then hurdles, then MONKEY FLIPS!

Cassidy kips up, but Kyle KICKS, SLAPS, KNEES and KICKS! LEG SWEEP!  The Kingdom is all fired up for Kyle, and Kyle KICKS Cassidy in the back! Kyle drags Cassidy up, wrenches an arm, and hits an ELBOW BREAKER! Kyle whips Cassidy to a corner, Cassidy goes up and out, ducks a shot and bumps Kyle off buckles! And off more buckles! Then back the other way, but Kyle HOTSHOTS the arm! Kyle gets a leg now, DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Cassidy falls, Kyle goes out and he brings Cassidy around. Kyle SLAMS the leg on the edge! Then he DECKS Cassidy with a forearm! SLAM the leg, DECK Cassidy!

The Kingdom cheers and that just annoys and confuses Kyle. Roddy whispers something to Kyle, perhaps one of his “secrets” to defeating Cassidy? But then Cassidy storms up to ROCK Kyle! And again! Kyle gets the leg, DRAGON SCREW and Cassidy is sent into the barriers! The Kingdom fires up, the ref checks Cassidy, but Kyle storms up on Cassidy. Kyle gets the leg again, DRAGON SCREW and again Cassidy hits barriers! Could this be the hint Roddy gave Kyle? Kyle puts Cassidy in, then stalks Cassidy to a corner. Kyle fires knees, backs off to run back in, but blocks a boot! That leg is put in the ropes, Kyle DRAPING DRAGON SCREWS the other leg!

Cassidy falls over and flounders away! Kyle stalks Cassidy again as Collision goes picture in picture.

Kyle stomps Cassidy at the ropes, lets off as the ref counts, then puts a leg on the ropes. Kyle stands on that leg, to then stomp the other! The Kingdom continues to applaud, Kyle stalks Cassidy to a corner. Kyle HEADBUTTS Cassidy down, ties up the legs, and mocks putting hands in pockets before hitting a FIGURE FOUR SNAP LOCK! Cassidy writhes, Kyle stalks him out of the ring, and again The Kingdom applauds. Kyle drags Cassidy up to KICK him against barriers! Kyle then KICKS the leg out and Cassidy sits down! Kyle stomps Cassidy, drags him up, puts him in the ring, then stalks him some more.

Kyle grabs at Cassidy, but Cassidy reels him into a cradle! TWO!! Kyle KICKS the leg out and Cassidy falls over! Kyle paces around Cassidy, like a shark with blood in the water. Kyle kicks Cassidy, KICKS him again, and again! But Cassidy just gets mad! Cassidy stands, Kyle KICKS him again! And again! Cassidy shakes his head, Collision returns to single picture, and the fans duel as hard as they can! Kyle KICKS, Cassidy shakes his head more and more! Kyle KICKS and KICKS and fires forearms! Then ELBOW- NO, Cassidy blocks that to wrench and PELE the arm! Kyle staggers, Cassidy WRINGS that arm out! And PENALTY KICKS it!

The fans fire up, Kyle bails out, and Cassidy builds speed! Cassidy DIVES and direct hit into Kyle! Kyle hits railing, Cassidy hobbles back up, and Cassidy puts Kyle in the ring. Cassidy climbs a corner, leaps, CROSSBODY! But Kyle rolls through, goes for an arm, only for Cassidy to victory roll that! TWO, and Kyle KICKS the bad arm! Cassidy SUPERKICKS Kyle! Kyle drops to a knee, Cassidy aims, but Kyle blocks the superkick! Kyle spins Cassidy around, GERMAN SUPLEX! Cassidy staggers to his feet, and he manages to SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX Kyle! Kyle staggers up, and he SNAP GERMAN SUPLEXES back!

Both men stagger, Cassidy SNAP GERMANS!! Kyle rises, as does Cassidy, they head for each other, but then fall right over! The fans are thunderous! Kyle and Cassidy rise up again, and Cassidy “unleashes” his kicks! Kyle returns the favor! “OH~! OH~! OH~!” And now the kicks really start to hit! They go back and forth, harder and harder, KICK for KICK, but then Kyle blocks to KICK, ROCK and reel Cassidy in! Suplex, STUN DOG- NO! ARMBAR!! But Cassidy clasps hands to put one in his pockets! So Kyle shifts to get a leg! ANKLE LOCK!! Cassidy endures, fights up, hops around, only for Kyle to go for a sweep!

Cassidy hops over the sweep kick again and again, then KNEES Kyle! Kyle staggers, Cassidy scoops, MICHINOKU DRIVER!! Another message to ZSJ and Cassidy covers, TWO!! Kyle survives and Cassidy is stunned! The fans rally up, “This is Awesome!” but The Kingdom is frustrated on Kyle’s behalf. Cassidy rises, huffs and puffs, and he runs up, but Kyle ducks the Penalty Kick! Kyle ROCKS Cassidy, but Cassidy PENALTY KICKS! Off comes the elbow pad! Cassidy slashes his throat, takes aim from the corner, Kyle stands, but he ducks the Orange Punch! Pop-up, into ARMBAR!! Cassidy wants to get hands in pockets, but Kyle puts his own hands in Cassidy’s pockets!!

Kyle has trapped Cassidy, then has the SLEEPER!! Cassidy flails, reaches out, and the fans rally as hard as they can! The ref checks Cassidy, The Kingdom says to finish this, but Cassidy gets a second wind! He backwards headbutts free! Cassidy then throws knees into Kyle’s head! Cassidy stands, Alabama Lift, BEACH BREAK!! Cover, TWO?!? Kyle survives and The Kingdom is beside themselves! Cassidy goes to a corner, Council Bluffs is fired up behind “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” and he takes aim. ORANGE- KNEE! AX and- NO, Cassidy avoids Smash to ORANGE PUNCH! Kyle yoyos and returns, into an ORANGE PUNCH!!

Cassidy pushes Kyle over for the cover, CASSIDY WINS!!

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall

The Kingdom cannot believe it! Cassidy was combat ready and grits it out against Kyle in their first 1v1 encounter ever. Cassidy gives a thumbs up to Kyle out of respect, but Kyle seems a bit frustrated with himself. WAIT, Trent Beretta & Kyle Fletcher slide in! Trent CLOBBERS Cassidy!! The fans boo, and Kyle sees this as the Don Callis Family mugs Cassidy! Kyle says hell no, and he storms back in! Kyle fires off on Fletcher! But then Trent CLOBBERS Kyle! The DCF beat down Kyle & Cassidy, why isn’t The Kingdom doing anything to help their “friend?” And then Trent puts Cassidy in the SNAKE BITE!!

Fletcher stomps away on O’Reilly, it’s Kyle on Kyle violence! BUT WAIT! Kris slides in! Kris taps Trent on the shoulder and he lets off. They shake hands, they’re still friends. The fans boo as Kris then sits Cassidy up, but he’s dead weight! But here comes WILLOW! Willow slides in, Kris runs away! The Babe with the Power warned Kris that they’ll see each other soon enough. But will Willow and Cassidy have to watch each other’s backs if they want a fair shake against Kris and Trent?


My Thoughts:

A great Collision, with some real story development here. Kris of course beats Renegade and I do like her getting in the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Good stuff with the new tron and Stokely’s promos, too. Willow also had a good promo in response, and we should’ve of course seen how things would go at the end of tonight. Awesome main event from Cassidy VS O’Reilly, with good stuff from The Kingdom ringside the whole time. Great win for Cassidy, and then of course Trent attacks with back-up from Fletcher. Kris also looks to add on, but good counter from Willow. I was expecting a Mixed Tag, maybe we get a Mixed Six if they want Kyle and Kyle included. Chances are, one of the Kyles takes the loss, maybe The Kingdom screws around to keep it protected.

The opening tag match of FTR VS Claudio & Yuta was awesome stuff as far as action, and pulling a time limit draw was fine. Cutler showed up to mouth off on behalf of the EVPs so him getting beat up was fun. Maybe the BCC become allies to FTR against The EVPs? The Acclaimed is already gunning for the tag titles as it is, could something really big be in the works? Good squash win for Nese & Daivari, and I really liked Joe, Hook and supposedly Shibata jumping them in the locker room. Pretty sure we get a Six Man Tag, where Nese, Daivari & Josh Woods take on Joe, Hook & Shibata. Could be a way to build Joe, Hook & Shibata as a trio before taking on Bang Bang Gang.

Very good promo from Shane Taylor Promotions and Top Flight. The way Shane’s putting Action over, could STP be trying to recruit him away from Top Flight? Either way, Lee VS Dante is going to be really good stuff next week, either man is a great choice for the ladder match. Garcia VS Tate was really good but really quick because of course Garcia was gonna win. Garcia being from Buffalo, New York, I am very sure they’ll give him an International Championship match for Forbidden Door, and he could possibly even win the title. Garcia needs something, this would be the right spot if Ospreay is staring down double duty between the International title defense and challenging for the AEW World title.

Very good match from Storm and Frost, and good win for Storm. Her little promo with Mariah to put her in the Women’s Owen Hart Cup was good, but this is definitely setting things up for Storm VS Mariah in Wembley. Mariah could help Storm retain the title at Forbidden Door, then shockingly betray her on the build to All In. That would be some wild stuff after all these months of Mariah being a loyal protege. And then great stuff with Dustin VS Johnny TV. Great win for Dustin, and a great promo from him calling out Jack Perry. Dustin VS Jack is going to be great stuff, and could even be how Jack earns his way into the TNT Championship match, just as I was sensing on Wednesday.

My Score: 8.8/10


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