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Mitchell’s AEW Full Gear Results & Report! (11/18/23)

Will MJF survive the night?

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To Live or Die in L-AEW!

Maxwell Jacob Friedman takes on another full night as he defends both the AEW World Championship AND ROH World Tag Team Championships! But with Samoa Joe by his side, will MJF make it through Bullet Club Gold?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Zero Hour – ROH World Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Jay Lethal w/ Team Triple J; Eddie wins and retains the title.
  • Zero Hour – Claudio Castagnoli VS Buddy Matthews; Claudio wins.
  • Zero Hour – ROH World Tag Team Championships: MJF & Samoa Joe VS The Gunns; MJF & Joe win and retain the titles.
  • Six Man Tag: Darby Allin, Sting & Adam “Edge” Copeland VS Christian Cage, Luchasaurus & Nick Wayne; Darby, Sting & Edge win.
  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy w/ Hook VS Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta; Cassidy wins and retains the title.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida VS “Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Luther; Storm wins and becomes the new AEW Women’s World Champion.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships Fatal 4 Way Ladder Match: Ricky Starks & “Big Bill” Morrissey VS FTR VS La Faccion Ingobernable VS The House of Black; Starks & Morrissey win and retain the titles.
  • AEW TBS Championship Triple Threat: Kris Statlander VS Julia Hart VS Skye Blue; Julia wins and becomes the new AEW TBS Champion.
  • Texas Deathmatch: Hangman Page VS Swerve Strickland; Swerve wins.
  • High Stakes Tag Match: The Young Bucks VS The Golden Jets; The Golden Jets win and become the new #1 contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championships.
  • AEW World Championship: MJF Adam Cole MJF w/ Adam Cole VS Jay White w/ The Gunns; MJF wins and retains the title.

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It’s the Full Gear Zero Hour!

Join RJ City, Renee Paquette & Stokely Hathaway in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the action about to go down in The Forum!

 

Zero Hour – ROH World Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Jay Lethal w/ Team Triple J!

The Mad King has been putting in the work, both in ROH and NJPW, not that it matters to Team Triple J. They all claim Eddie’s been ducking and hiding, but now there’s no running from the fight they picked with him! Will Eddie teach Lethal a lesson about being careful what you wish for? Or will Lethal finally be world champion again?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who leads ROH!

Fans rally up for Eddie already as the Code of Honor is tensely upheld. The two circle, feel things out, then tie up. Lethal waistlocks, headlocks, but Eddie powers up and out. Lethal runs Eddie over, things speed up, btu then Lethal headlocks again. Eddie endures the grind, powers Lethal to a corner, and the ref counts. Lethal and Eddie let off, but Lethal pie faces! So Eddie fires off fast hands! And a CHOP! Eddie whips corner to corner, Lethal reverses but runs into an elbow! STO! Cover, ONE!! Eddie keeps cool as he clamps onto Lethal. Lethal fights the chinlock, has a leg and trips Eddie. Lethal steps through but Eddie boots him into buckles!

Lethal staggers, and Eddie clotheslines him up and out! Fans fire up but Triple J gathers around Lethal to protect him while egging Eddie on. Eddie stays back and flips them off, he has Champion’s Advantage. Lethal rushes in, but into a CHOP! Fans “WOO~!” and Karen panics. Lethal CHOPS, but Eddie CHOPS back! Lethal CHOPS again, Eddie CHOPS again, repeat! Fans “WOO~!” with every CHOP! Eddie gets the edge, CHOPS Lethal out of the ring, but Lethal drags Eddie out of the ring to POST him! Triple J coaches Lethal on while he’s stinging, and Lethal rains down fists! Lethal refreshes the ring count, and Jeff Jarrett gets a cheap shot in!

Fans boo but the Last Outlaw gets away with it. Then he, Lethal and even Sonjay strut their stuff. The fans boo these Jackie Fargo wannabes, and Eddie gets in the ring. Lethal bumps Eddie off buckles, CHOKES him on ropes, but lets off to argue with the ref. Sonjay gets a shot in! Fans boo but Sonjay and his salmon pink suit scurry away. Lethal stomps Eddie, but Eddie throws body shots. Lethal throws knees and he CLUBS Eddie down, then drags him back up. Lethal reels Eddie in to snap suplex! Cover, ONE!! Lethal clamps onto Eddie for another cover, TWO! Lethal stomps Eddie, fans rally behind Eddie, and Eddie CHOPS!

Lethal snapmares Eddie, clamps onto a chinlock, but Eddie endures. Eddie fights up, throws body shots and then CHOPS! Eddie whips, runs in at the corner, but Lethal OVERHEAD SUPLEXES him into buckles! Triple J cheers but fans boo as Lethal storms up on Eddie. Cover, TWO! Eddie is still in this but Lethal stomps him around. Lethal then clamps on with another chinlock. Eddie endures, Sonjay says that’s real pro-wrestling, and he gets on Schiavone’s nerves. Lethal throws down punches and keeps Eddie down. Lethal stands Eddie up to CHOP! Eddie sputters, but he flips Lethal off. Lethal stands Eddie up again to CHOP again!

Eddie wobbles, Lethal CHOPS him again! Lethal runs, but Eddie swats the lariat to clinch, EXPLODER! Fans fire up while both men are down! Eddie and Lethal flounder, Lethal going to a corner. Jarrett has his guitar in hand, but Eddie storms up to clothesline Lethal! And then MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Eddie CHOPS Lethal into sitting down, then he goes side to side to BOOT WASH! Cover, TWO! Lethal stays in this but Eddie snarls. Eddie drags Lethal up, reels him in, but Lethal fights with elbows. Lethal claws the eyes, then clinches to LETHAL COMBINATION! Fans boo, Jarrett gets on the apron, but the ref has Jarrett get down.

Lethal goes up a corner, Karen cheers as he stands, MACHO ELBOW but he sees Eddie’s boots! Lethal has the legs, Eddie rolls it back! TWO!! BOOT! ENZIGURI! Lethal hurries up again, MACHO ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives and Triple J is furious! Karen complains, but Jeff coaches Lethal on. Lethal waits on Eddie to rise up, handspring, but Eddie catches Lethal to a SAIDO! Lethal staggers around, into an URENAGE! And then Eddie powers up! Sonjay gets on the apron, Eddie DECKS him into Jeff! Lethal gets up, he and Eddie DOUBLE LARIAT! But both men stay up! So they DOUBLE LARIAT again, and they fall!

Fans fire up as the two rise, but Karen gets on the apron. Satnam, too! They argue with the ref, Lethal goes for Jarrett’s guitar! But Eddie keeps Lethal back! Lethal SMACKS Eddie off the mat, Eddie CLAWS Lethal’s face! ORTIZ is here! He takes the guitar away from Lethal! Fans cheer, and Ortiz SMASH HITS Sonjay!! That’s what he gets! Lethal is shocked, he kicks Eddie and whips, but Eddie reverses. Lethal handsprings, but into the HALF ‘N’ HALF! URAKEN!! Cover, EDDIE WINS!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall (still ROH World Champion)

Triple J is shocked, but they forgot Eddie has friends! Ortiz and Eddie fist bump while Triple J leaves, tails tucked between their legs. Eddie gets a mic real quick to welcome us to the preshow! There’s a lot more shid up next. What, Stoke? You gonna make a move, you bald headed b*tch? Thank you, LA, and good night! Will the Mad King still have both thrones through 2023?

 

Zero Hour – Claudio Castagnoli VS Buddy Matthews!

This match was only just put together last night, but it’s been a long time coming. The House of Black tried to pick a fight with the Blackpool Combat Club, so here’s a fight for them! Will the Swiss Superman take down the Aussie Juggernaut here in Hollywood?

The bell rings and the two step up. They stare down as the fans rally up. Buddy throws his jacket at Claudio and then fires off shots! Buddy backs Claudio down to a corner, stomps away, but the ref backs him off. Fans rally up and Claudio stands, to UPPERCUT! And UPPERCUT! And KNEE, KNEE and KNEE! Then UPPERCUT again! Claudio roars, fans fire up, and Claudio whips. Buddy holds ropes, BOOTS back, but Claudio trips him! Fans fire up but Buddy boots him away! Buddy bails out, fans boo, but Claudio pursues. Buddy RAMS Claudio into the apron! And then into railing! Buddy CHOPS, then whips Claudio, only for Claudio to reverse!

Buddy hits railing hard, Claudio runs in to UPPERCUT him down! The ring count climbs, Claudio whips Buddy into more railing! And then another UPPERCUT! Fans fire up as Claudio puts Buddy in, storms back into the ring, but then Buddy bails back out. Claudio goes out and runs in around the way, but Buddy CLOBBERS him first! And then V-TRIGGERS him down! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Buddy shakes out his legs. Buddy puts Claudio back into the ring, climbs a corner, and then leaps, FLYING METEORA! Cover, TWO! Claudio hangs tough but Buddy clamps on a chinlock.

Buddy leans on the hold, grinds Claudio down, but Claudio endures. Claudio fights around as fans rally, and he fights to his feet. Buddy is a backpack as Claudio RAMS him into buckles! Buddy holds on, but Claudio RAMS him in again! Buddy still holds on, fans rally up, and Claudio drops to his knees! Fans rally more, Claudio fights up and powers out, and catches Buddy to a sleeper! Buddy powers out, sleepers again, but Claudio back suplexes! Buddy lands on his feet! Claudio runs, but into a BOOT! Claudio UPPERCUTS in return! Buddy V-TRIGGERS! Claudio DISCUS LARIATS! Fans fire up while both men are down!

Buddy and Claudio slowly rise up, and Buddy goes to a corner. Claudio roars and runs in to UPPERCUT! And UPPERCUT, UPPERCUT and UPPERCUT! The ref counts, he backs Claudio down, but Claudio jukes to UPPERCUT! Claudio runs to BOOT Buddy down! The fans fire up as Claudio has the legs! But Buddy kicks Claudio away! Claudio trips Buddy, has the legs, but Buddy twists to victory roll! TWO, and Claudio POP-UP UPPERCUTS! Cover, TWO!! Buddy survives and Claudio grows frustrated. Claudio drags Buddy up, reels him in, Gotch- NO, Buddy back drops! But Claudio lands on his feet! And BOOTS!

Buddy BOOTS back, goes up the corner and leaps, but Claudio catches him! GIANT SWING!! Fans are thunderous as Buddy goes around and around and around! Claudio goes past TEN to throw Buddy at FIFTEEN! Cover, TWO!! Buddy survives again but Claudio stalks him to a corner. Claudio kicks Buddy around, Buddy goes to the apron, but Claudio slingshots out to STOMP him! Claudio then goes back in, drags Buddy up the ropes, and deadlifts him to the top! But Buddy fights the rest of the superplex! Buddy and Claudio throw hands, Claudio HEADBUTTS, and HEADBUTTS, and HEADBUTTS again!

Claudio fires more and more HEADBUTTS, but Buddy slips under! Tuck and CHEEKY NANDOS! Fans fire up and Buddy CHEEKY NANDOS again, and again! And then POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO! But Buddy has Claudio for a deadlift JACKHAMMER! Cover, TWO!! Into a CROSSFACE!! Buddy pulls on Claudio’s head and neck but Claudio endures! Fans rally, Claudio fights around, but Buddy shifts to HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOW! Buddy uses a BCC move on a member of the BCC! Claudio endures, fights up, and he fireman’s carries! Claudio snarls as he hits the T K O! Fans fire up and Claudio runs, to UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO!!!

But Claudio has Buddy up again, another UPPERCUT! Then he reels Buddy in, has the arms, RICOLA BOMB!! And then a step through, to the SHARPSHOOTER!! Shoutout to Tyson Kidd and the Hitman! Buddy endures, reaches out, fights his way up and forward, but Claudio drags him away!! BUDDY TAPS, CLAUDIO WINS!

Winner: Claudio Castagnoli, by submission

The Swiss Superman has evened things up between BCC and House of Black! But as Buddy stands back up, he steps forward. He considers offering, but then chooses not to offer the handshake. Claudio says fine, you can’t see him! But will this battle between the factions continue as AEW enters the inaugural Continental Classic?

 

Zero Hour – ROH World Tag Team Championships: MJF & Samoa Joe VS The Gunns!

There’s some irony to how this match came about. Maxwell Jacob Friedman won these belts alongside Adam Cole, but Colle running to ringside to coach MJF in his AEW World Championship match against Samoa Joe is what got him hurt. And now to have a chance of getting past Austin & Colten, MJF teams with Joe, with an AEW World Championship match down the line as part of the deal. Will M-Joe-F tear down the Ass Boys so that tonight’s main event will be a fair fight?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see how The Devil’s deal with Joe pays off!

The teams sort out and MJF starts against Colten. The fans rally up for MJF as Colten eggs him on. MJF DECKS Colten! And then he stomps away in a corner! Austin runs up, MJF DECKS him, then goes back to stomp Colten! MJF digs his boots in, lets off as the ref counts, and the fans cheer. Colten gets up to kick MJF, headlock, but MJF endures the grind. The fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS!” and MJF slips out the back. MJF headlocks, Colten powers out, but MJF ducks ‘n’ dodges and then stops himself. MJF SPITS at Austin, and struts all over Colten! Fans cheer as MJF swivels the hips, but then both Gunns CLOBBER him!

The Gunns put MJF in a corner, they stomp away, then double whip. Joe takes the bump for MJF and even MJF is surprised! The Gunns don’t realize it, until MJF DOUBLE LARIATS them down! The fans cheer, MJF tells Joe he doesn’t need the help, but then Joe tags in. MJF gets in Joe’s face, but Joe says relax. The Gunns get up, MJoeF DECK them both! And then Joe DIVES to take the Gunns out! Fans fire up and Joe dusts himself off. Fans cheer and Joe gives MJF a thumbs up. Joe puts Austin in, then Colten. Joe storms in, Austin distracts him, and Colten DROP- NOPE, Joe just moves aside. Then Joe SENTONS!

Fans fire up and Joe JABS, JABS, and JABS! Joe whips Colten to a corner, runs in to back elbow and PELE! Colten flops down and fans fire up as Joe strikes a Hadoken pose. Joe drags Colten over, tags MJF in, and fans cheer. But then Austin swipes at MJF! Colten CLOBBERS MJF, drags him over and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Austin and Austin stomps away on MJF! The fans taunt Austin but he stomps MJF down. Austin puts MJF back in the corner, tags in Colten, and they double whip MJF to ropes. They call for the double clothesline, but then they double elbow! Austin taunts the fans, Colten covers, ONE!

Colten tags Austin back in, the Gunns mug MJF, and Austin snapmares to then mock MJF’s posing. Austin clamps on a chinlock and he grinds MJF down. Fans rally as MJF endures and fights back up. MJF stands, throws body shots, and reaches out. Austin keeps MJF back, but MJF throws hands! MJF keeps reaching, but Austin knees low! Austin whips, MJF reverses and TOSSES Austin out! Colten tags in to keep MJF back! Colten whips, MJF reverses, but Colten slides out and calls to Austin. The Gunns both slide in to keep MJF from Joe! Colten feeds MJF to an ELBOW, then taunts Joe. Tag back to Austin and Austin sends Colten in, but MJF avoids the splash!

Colten tumbles out of the ring, MJF baits Austin in, and then MJF TOSSES Austin! Fans fire up as MJF crawls, but the Gunns both slide in! They get in the way, but MJF ducks the elbows to hot tag Joe! Joe rallies on the Gunns! Atomic drop and a BOOT for Colten! Austin is up, he gets the POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Joe drags Austin up to bump him off buckles, then he puts Austin up top. MJF tags in and he says he’s gonna Muscle Buster! MJF tucks Austin, brings him out, but Colten DROPKICKS MJF! Austin DECKS Joe, then hurries to tag Colten in. The Gunns call their shot, they whip, but MJF stops the 3:10 to DOUBLE DDT!!

Fans fire up as MJF kips up! Fans are thunderous as MJF hits the Kangaroo Stance! But then MJF tags in! Fans boo but Joe says relax. MJF and Joe then decide to do this together! They get the Gunns up on opposite corners, for a DOUBLE MUSCLE- NO, The Gunns slip out and send MJoeF into each other! Colten DECKS MJF, dodges Joe, and 3:10 TO YUMA ON JOE!!! Cover, but MJF YANKS Colten outta the ring! MJF rains down fists and he stomps Colten! Austin runs out but MJF fires hands on him! Colten CLUBS MJF, Austin CLUBS MJF, and the Gunns SMACK MJF off the steel steps!

The Gunns get back in, they reload as Joe stands up, but then Joe flops over. And then ADAM COLE is here?! Fans are thunderous as Cole, even on crutches, makes his way to ringside! And then Joe snatches Colten, COQUINA CLUTCH!! MJF drags Austin out, Colten taps! MJoeF wins!!

Winners: MJF & Samoa Joe, by submission (MJF & Adam Cole retain the titles)

And MJF hugs Cole in celebration! Even on a bad leg, the Panama City Playboy helped his brochacho win! But then Joe makes sure MJF remembers: Joe’s got next. MJF says that’s fine, and they shake hands. Will MJF make it past Jay White, past Full Gear and past the 365 day mark as champion to then face Samoa Joe down the line?

Wait, the Gunns attack MJF! They’re sore losers! Fans boo, and Cole can’t do anything because he’s not 100%! Austin goes looking under the ring, and he gets a chair! Colten drags MJF around, and isolates a leg! Austin wants Cole to watch this! SMASH to the leg! Fans boo but Austin SMASHES the leg again!! Cole is furious but the Gunns aren’t done! They put the leg in the chair, and Austin goes up! Austin DIVING STOMPS the chair!!! MJF’s leg could be as broken as Cole’s! The ref has medics hurry out here and they check on MJF. MJF shouts and groans in pain and a stretcher is brought out!

The medical team gets MJF onto the stretcher, and now the state of tonight’s main event is in question. MJF wants Cole to keep them from taking his belt! Promise! PROMISE! Cole promises! The ambulance takes MJF away, but what can Cole do? What can anyone do? Did the Gunns just make sure Jay White wins via forfeit tonight?

 

“It’s inevitable: All things come to a conclusion.”

“Civilizations fade, even planets crumble. What will you do when your time comes? Will you steal? Will you turn to a dark power? Will you try to entertain the people and put on a show to distract from the madness? Or will you cling to the trophies that prove you were the best in a lifetime that you fight to preserve? You will covet thy neighbor’s success and become resentful? Will you stand up to defend your family and your home? Where will you draw the line? When you become the hunted, will you come to believe in curses? When you aren’t the biggest, the strongest, the fastest, can you be as brave as you’ve ever been?

“On this day, will you be able to take yourself to a new level? Become even greater than you’ve ever been? Can you discover that 100%? Can you find your own Full Gear?”

 

Six Man Tag: Darby Allin, Sting & Adam “Edge” Copeland w/ Ric Flair VS Christian Cage, Luchasaurus & Nick Wayne!

The #RatedRelentlessIcons all have bones to pick with Captain Charisma’s crew, and they’re all hoping to put an end to this grudge. But will Darby, Sting & Edge be able to tear down “The Patriarchy?” Or will the TNT Champion, his Right Hand of Destruction and “adopted son” celebrate this win as a family?

But while the self-proclaimed “inspirational, wise, selfless, loved, courageous, generous, compassionate, respected, sacrificing, devoted” and best father in the world has the “Ernie McCracken Unified Fund” choir singing his song, The Nature Boy is here to be with Sting in his homestretch to retirement! And speaking of, Sting, Darby and Edge all have face paint, duster jackets and baseball bats, showing complete unity going into this match. The fans sing Edge’s song for him, and Edge applauds them. The trios sort out, and Christian has Nick start against Darby. Christian gives his “son” a hug and Nick circles with Darby. They tie up, and Darby powers Nick to a corner.

Darby digs forearms into Nick, lets off as the ref counts, but Nick cheap shots Darby! Nick headlocks, hits a takeover, but Darby keeps his shoulders up. Fans rally up and taunt Nick, “Who’s Your Daddy?” Darby wrenches out and wristlocks to then wrangle Nick down. Darby steps over and MONKEY FLIPS Nick, but keeps the wristlock. Fans rally behind Darby, Nick kips up but Darby smothers him with a headlock. Nick fights up, powers out but Darby rolls. Darby sidesteps, Nick whips, but Darby springboards to FLYING ARM-DRAG! Darby arm-drags again, and fans cheer as he keeps the armlock!

Darby drags Nick up, wrenches, and he brings Nick over to tag Sting! Fans fire up as the Icon YANKS Nick down! Sting TOSSES Nick out hard, then goes out after Nick to drag him up and whip him into railing hard! Nick tumbles down, fans fire up and Sting shrugs. Sting tosses Nick back in, but Nick scrambles to tag in Christian! Fans fire up because Sting points to Edge! Edge reaches out, tag to Edge! The former tag partners stare down and Edge says Christian wanted this! Fans are losing their minds already, but of course Christian tags out to Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus and Edge circle, and they approach.

Edge fires off forearms, runs, but into both hands! Luchasaurus TOSSES Edge to a corner, then fires off hands and DECKS Edge! Christian talks trash safe from his corner, and Luchasaurus whips Edge corner to corner. Luchasaurus runs in to clothesline Edge down. Luchasaurus whips, Edge kicks back, but runs into a choke grip! Edge slips free to RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Fans fire up as Edge runs to SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Tag to Darby and Darby runs up, but into Luchasaurus’ hands! Luchasaurus TOSSES Darby but Darby BOOTS him back! Darby sunset flips but Luchasaurus stays up!

Luchasaurus hauls Darby up, but Darby pries the choke grip. So Luchasaurus UPPERCUTS! And choke grips again, to JURASSIC- NO, Darby slips free! But Christian HOTSHOTS Darby back! Sting & Edge protest but the ref keeps them back. Luchasaurus then goes to ropes, APRON CHOKE SLAM!! Darby falls to the floor and Edge hurries to check on him. Luchasaurus storms out to fetch Darby, staring Ric down. Luchasaurus puts Darby in the ring, stands on him and stomps him down! Luchasaurus puts Darby in the corner, digs his boot in, and tags in Christian. Fans boo as Christian stomps away on Darby.

Christian stands on Darby, the ref counts, then Christian steps away. Christian flexes but fans boo more. Christian stomps Darby, gets in the ref’s face, and then stomps Darby at the ropes. Christian drags Darby up, fans taunt the “TURTLENECK! TURTLENECK!” Christian snapmares and then claws Darby’s face, to then stomp him down. Tag to Nick and they mug Darby. Nick digs his boot into Darby’s face and then flexes on him. Fans boo, but Nick stomps Darby, then KICKS him in the back! Cover, ONE!! Darby hangs tough but Nick whips him to ropes. Nick then scoops Darby for a BACKBREAKER!

Fans boo as Nick mocks Ric with the strut, then a middle finger! Nick drags Darby up, tags Luchasaurus, and they mug Darby now. Luchasaurus CHOPS Darby, then CHOPS him again and again and again! Luchasaurus scoops Darby, tags Nick back in, and then SIDEWALK SLAM and slingshot SENTON! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Darby, Nick steps to Edge but Edge doesn’t flinch. Nick drags Darby up to whip him to the corner, but Darby BLASTS Christian! And HOTSHOTS Luchasaurus! Nick runs in but Darby BOOTS him away! Darby goes up but Nick UPPERCUTS! Nick then climbs up after Darby!

Fans boo but Darby fights the superplex. Darby BITES Nick’s hand! Then he dribbles Nick’s head off buckles! Darby hops up, to SUPER SUNSET BOMB!! Both men are down and the fans are thunderous! Darby and Nick stir, a standing count climbs, and the fans rally up. The count is 5 of 10, Darby and Nick start crawling. The count is 8, but Christian sneaks around to YANK Edge down! Christian POSTS Edge, but Sting chases him off! They go around, Luchasaurus CLOBBERS Sting! That stops the count, and Nick tags Christian! Christian dares Darby to tag but there’s no one there for him!

Christian drags Darby back, puts him in an open corner, and CHOPS! Darby SLAPS back so Christian CHOPS again! Christian whips corner to corner hard and Darby flops in the corner! Christian aims at Darby, taunting Edge as he crouches. Christian wants to go Rated R, but Darby dodges! Christian stops himself, whips, but then heads collide! Fans fire up again and Darby crawls! Christian also crawls, hot tag to Edge! Edge hurries to get Christian but Luchasaurus tags in to CLUB Edge down! Luchasaurus whips, Edge CLOBBERS him! And again! Edge reels Luchasaurus in, IMPALER! Luchasaurus goes to the apron!

Edge builds speed, he SPEARS Luchasaurus off the apron! Nick returns, but into a kick and trophy lift! Edge TOSSES Nick at Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus catches him. So Darby DIVES! Direct hit and down go both henchmen! Fans are thunderous again, and then Sting takes aim. Nick and Luchasaurus stand back up, and Sting CROSSBODIES them both down! Ric is loving it! Sting puts Luchasaurus in for Edge, and now Edge takes aim from a corner! Edge runs in, but Luchasaurus catches him with a choke grip! Sting runs in, he also gets caught! Sting & Edge kick low, and they fire off haymakers!

Fans rally with every shot, but Luchasaurus stays up, so Sting dragon sleepers! Edge goes up, they hit the ELBOW SCORPION DEATH DROP COMBO! Darby TOSSES Nick down, and then into the ring! Edge & Sting get Nick up, Darby climbs, DOUBLE SUPLEX CROSSBODY COMBO!! The fans are thunderous again but Luchasaurus BOOTS Edge! And HEADBUTTS Sting! And he TOSSES Darby to a corner! Luchasaurus aims at Edge, runs in, BLINDSIDER LARIAT! That neck is the target after all! Christian storms up on Ric and Ric says try it! The ref has these two stand down, but Ric fires off hands! And CHOPS!

Christian throat chops, and LOW BLOWS Ric! Fans boo as the Nature Boy falls over! Christian grabs the TNT belt, and Luchasaurus ahs Edge up! BELT SHOT HITS LUCHASAURUS as Edge ducks! And then Edge chases Christian away into the crowd! So much for that “courageous” part of his intro! STINGER SPLASH on Luchasaurus, and then the SPEAR!! Darby is up top, COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Rated Relentless wins!

Winners: Darby Allin, Sting & Adam “Edge” Copeland, by pinfall

Ric rises up and he celebrates with his guys! Christian failed to do anything he promised the other night, will he have to keep running? As for Sting and these icons, are we still on track for the Revolution retirement match in the Spring?

 

Tony Schiavone is on stage.

He is with referee Bryce Remsburg, and then introduces Bullet Club Gold. Fans boo as Jay White & The Gunns make their way out here, and White shouts HE is champion now! Is this his music? Huh!? Is this how this goes?! To be fair, that’s the Gunns’ music. Schiavone tells White to chill the hell out, they’ve got a show to do. But ladies and gentlemen- No, White wants them to say it! “Tell them, old man!” Schiavone hates to say this, but unfortunately, MJF is injured and NOT able to compete anymore tonight. White pretends to be shocked as Schiavone says the match of MJF VS White has been canceled.

So now, by default, your NEW AEW World Champion- WAIT! Adam Cole is coming back out here?! Schiavone asks what this is about, and even White is a little confused. Cole tells White that there is not a shot in hell White leaves here with MJF’s world title. Cole made a promise to his friend and intends on keeping it. So much so, he already talked with Tony Khan. If MJF can’t defend the world title, then dammit, Cole will do it for him! White laughs, but Cole says even on one leg, the main event is now Jay White VS ADAM COLE, BAYBAY!! White is laughing even harder and no one else can believe it!

White says his good friend, Adam Cole, BAYBAY! But Adam, Adam, Adam. You must’ve hit your head, too. Don’t you remember? Or do you have a hard time remembering after that concussion? Well, White will refresh him: White took Cole out once before, wearing these exact pants, actually. And if Cole wants to stick his nose where it doesn’t belong, then fine! White will take out Cole once and for all so that it is him and not his best friend that Breathes with the Switchblade in this new era! Then White will truly be AEW World Champion, baybay! White heads out, still holding onto Triple B. But just how can Cole compete when he’s got a bad leg?

 

AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy w/ Hook VS Jon Moxley w/ Wheeler Yuta!

Freshly Squeezed lost this title to The Maniac, but then the Maniac lost to Rey Fenix after getting knocked for a loop. And then Cassidy won the title off Fenix so we’re back to square one! Cassidy wants to prove he is the rightful champion, can he do that when the Orange Punch had little to no effect just last night? Or will Moxley set things right in his book and be champion once again?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is truly championship material!

The bell rings and Cassidy runs up to throw a forearm! Moxley DECKS Cassidy in return! Moxley CHOPS, Cassidy throws hands but Moxley CHOPS again! Moxley DECKS Cassidy again, TOSSES him out, then storms out to storm up on him. Moxley TOSSES Cassidy onto the desk! Moxley fires off hands, the ref counts, but Moxley SMACKS Cassidy off the desk. Moxley then hangs Cassidy out to dry on the railing! Cassidy falls back and Moxley flexes. Fans are torn but Moxley storms back that way. Fans help Cassidy stand and he throws hands on Moxley. Moxley HEADBUTTS Cassidy, then HEADBUTTS him!

Moxley drags Cassidy into the ring, reels him in, and hits an X PLEX! Cassidy flounders to a corner and fans fire up behind Moxley. Moxley stands Cassidy up in a corner to CHOP! Moxley eggs Cassidy on, Cassidy throws hands, but Moxley CHOPS him back down! The trash talk continues, but Cassidy throws more forearms! Moxley stomps away on Cassidy then digs his boots in! The ref counts, Moxley lets off and he drags Cassidy up. Moxley ROCKS Cassidy, then eggs Cassidy on. Cassidy stands, BOOTS Moxley, then BOOTS again! Moxley stays up, Cassidy runs in, but into a BOSS MAN SLAM! Cover, TWO!

Moxley storms around, and then he gets the legs. Moxley stomps Cassidy in the gut! Then TEXAS CLOVERHOLD! Cassidy endures, claws at the legs, and he rolls to throw hands from below! Moxley gets those arms to DRAGON STOMP! Moxley puts Cassidy in a corner to CHOP! Moxley hauls Cassidy up top, climbs up after him, and he CLAWS Cassidy’s back! The ref reprimands and counts, Moxley lets off to BITE Cassidy’s nose! The ref counts again, Moxley lets off and flips everyone off. Moxley stands Cassidy up, but Cassidy fights the suplex! Cassidy CLUBS away on Moxley, then CLAWS Moxley’s back!

Cassidy BITES Moxley’s face! Moxley HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS again! Cassidy flops down to the apron and Hook coaches him up. Moxley drags Cassidy back up, and underhooks the arms! But Cassidy fights his way around! Cassidy throws body shots, he’s on the inside now, and he HEADBUTTS in return! And again and again and again! Fans fire up as Cassidy keeps going! Then Cassidy has Moxley on the top, for a SUPERPLEX! Fans fire up as Moxley sits right up, blood pouring from right in the middle of his forehead! Cassidy goes to the apron, he drags himself up, and he leaps for DEEP IMPACT!

Moxley stands back up, so Cassidy tilt-o-whirl DDTS! Cover, ONE?!? Moxley shakes his head and fans fire up again. Moxley eggs Cassidy on, so Cassidy fires “devastating” kicks! And then the real kicks! Cassidy stomps and stomps and stomps, but Moxley doesn’t budge! Cassidy winds up, but Moxley stands! So Cassidy flips him off! Moxley runs in, is sent outside, and Cassidy DIVES! Moxley ends up on the desk! Cassidy slides back into the ring, builds speed again, and DIVES! Moxley flops onto the desk this time! Fans fire up for “One More Time!” so Cassidy ROCKS Moxley, slides back in, and goes again! Cassidy DIVES, and down goes Moxley!

Fans fire up as Cassidy rises up and he brings Moxley around. Cassidy puts Moxley in, climbs a corner, and Moxley stands in a daze. Cassidy leaps, but Moxley kicks low! DEATH- NO, Cassidy wrenches out! So Moxley suplexes again, into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! But Moxley just rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Then the ground ‘n’ pound! Cassidy guards but Moxley just keeps raining shots! Moxley powers his way to a BULLY CHOKE! Fans rally as Cassidy endures and fights around! Cassidy reaches out, Hook coaches him, but Moxley hauls Cassidy up. Cassidy fights the lift to Alabama Lift, and back drop!

Moxley sunset flips, but Cassidy rolls through to PENALTY KICK! Shoutout to Shibata, but Moxley’s right up! Moxley runs in, Cassidy gets around, REDRUM!! Cassidy borrows Hook’s hold! Moxley flails, and Cassidy adds body scissors! Moxley staggers forward to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Cassidy holds on, but now the ref has to pry them apart. The buckle pad comes with them! Cassidy runs in, into a CUTTER!! Moxley reels Cassidy in, GOTCH PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!!? Cassidy survives and then the ref asks what happened to the buckle. Cassidy and Moxley rise again, and fans are dueling between them.

Moxley gives Cassidy his own mocking kicks, and Cassidy stands. Moxley then pie faces Cassidy, and Cassidy shakes his head. Cassidy puts up his hands, to put them in his pockets! Moxley runs in, Cassidy dodges and Moxley hits the buckles! Then a SHOTGUN sends Moxley back in! Moxley falls, Cassidy fires himself back up but stumbles his way over. Moxley drunkenly swings, but he still eggs Cassidy on! So Cassidy runs to ORANGE PUNCH! Moxley stays up, so Cassidy hits another ORANGE PUNCH!! Moxley wobbles and hobbles, into another ORANGE PUNCH!! But Moxley just rises up?! So Cassidy victory rolls him! TWO!!!

Cassidy and Moxley stand, A FOURTH ORANGE PUNCH!! Moxley swings all blind again, but A FIFTH ORANGE PUNCH!!! Off comes the elbow pad, and Cassidy runs in again, A SIXTH ORANGE PUNCH!!! And then BEACH BREAK!!! Cover, CASSIDY WINS!!

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall (still AEW International Champion)

Freshly Squeezed finally puts The Maniac down, and now he can truly say in his heart that he is International Champion! Trent come out here to celebrate with Cassidy while Claudio comes out to help check on Moxley. But then Yuta gets in Hook’s face, they still have their own beef to settle. The BCC heads out for now, but will the Decoder look to take down the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil? Or will the FTW Champion follow Cassidy’s lead and take down another hardened Blackpool Combat Club member?

 

Another Continental Classic entrant has been named!

It’s the Sussex County Chicken, Mark Briscoe! And Mark says believe it or not, he has been described as a very continental individual! So that means when it comes to this round robin, y’all is in trouble! Mark is gonna wake up, eat his Continental Breakfast, hop into his Lincoln Continental, drive to the arena and whoop everyone up in there! No one is gonna stop him because nobody can! He’s taking this whole thing home to Sandy Fork! Will the Continental Classic be ready to #ManUp?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida VS “Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Luther!

The Shining Samurai has set history as the first THREE-TIME AEW Women’s World Champion, an accolade that the Lightning From Down Under wanted to accomplish herself. But will Storm steal the spotlight and become the next three-time Women’s World Champion? Or will there be a plot twist during Storm’s Hollywood Homecoming?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is truly the leading lady of AEW!

The bell rings and Storm gets a script from Luther. And yet she rips it up! Storm and Shida start throwing forearms! Fans fire up as they go back and forth! Shida then knees low, and again, and again! Shida backs Storm down, whips her corner to corner, then runs in, to JUMP KNEE! Fans fire up with Shida, then she puts Storm in the ropes. Shida goes to the apron to pull Storm’s straps down, to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Mariah May is watching backstage as Shida CHOPS Storm down! The fangirl feels the pain but Shida puts Storm in the ropes on the other side! And she CHOPS! CHOPS! And CHOPS!

Storms fall back, Shida stalks her to a corner and then CHOPS again! Fans are torn as Storm staggers away, but Shida CHOPS again! Storm goes to another corner, bumps into the buckles, and Shida CHOPS again! Storm points a finger and shouts “How DARE you!” Shida just bends that finger! Storm CHOPS! Shida CHOPS! Storm DOUBLE CHOPS! And CHOPS! And MACHINE GUN CHOPS in the corner! Fans fire up and Storm CHOPS again! Storm headlocks, to BULLDOG! Fans fire up and Storm brings Shida up. Storm winds up, to HAYMAKER! Fans fire up and Storm covers, ONE!! Storm stomps Shida then slaps her around.

Shida throws body shots but Storm HEADBUTTS her down! Shida goes to ropes, Storm storms up on her to CHOKE her on the ropes! Mariah feels much better, and Storm lets off as the ref counts. Storm drags Shida up, brings her around, and CLUBS her! And CHOPS her! Shida ROCKS Storm in return! And again! And again! Shida eggs Storm on, then catches her to spin her. Storm dodges, runs, but Shida dodges to then JUMP KNEE! Fans fire up as Storm goes to a corner. Shida climbs up and fans fire up as she rains down fists! The fans count all the way to TEN! OSYA! Shida kicks Storm away to then MISSILE DROPKICK her down! Cover, TWO!

Shida grows frustrated but she goes to the apron. Shida climbs the ropes but Storm CHOPS her first! And CHOPS! And then ROCKET LAUNCHES her! Cover, TWO! Shida is still in this but Storm paces around. Storm goes to her corner, and Luther checks on her. He hands her the shoes! Storm has one in hand and the other tucked into her waistband! The ref snatches the obvious one, but Storm CLOBBERS Shida with the other!! Cover, TWO!?!? Shida survives the other shoe dropping and Storm is shocked! Fans rally up again as Storm stands, and she drags Shida up. Storm resists the lift, and Alabama Lifts for a STRONG ZERO!

Both women are down and the fans fire up! Luther is worried for Madame Storm, and a standing count starts. Both women stir at 4 of 10, rise at 5, and Shida glares at Storm from a corner. Storm sits up, Shida storms up on her, and fires off forearms! Fans fire up as Shida just hammers away! Shida CLUBS Storm, hoists her up, but Storm shoves her! And SLAPS! SLAPS! Both women wobble, but they both roar! QUESTION MARK KICK from Shida! And then FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and shocks Shida! Fans fire up and Shida hurries to a corner. Shida climbs, aims, and DOUBLE- NO, Storm moves!

Shida hobbles, her legs having taken some damage in that landing. Storm runs in but Shida spins her, to FALCON ARROW into a takedown! Storm has the ANKLE LOCK!! Shida flails, reaches out, and crawls, but Storm thrashes the leg! Storm drags Shida from ropes, but Shida still endures! Shida fights her way forward, and still gets the ROPEBREAK! Storm holds on, she goes to pry Shida’s boot off! She has Shida’s shoe! Fans are torn as Storm aims, but Shida blocks to then ROCK Storm! The boot goes flying, too! Shida pursues Storm, and has her kendo stick! The ref says no, this is a standard match! But Luther grabs the stick!

Shida LOW BLOWS Luther, then SMACKS him down! And again! And again! The butler takes the hits for Storm, but Storm hides her fancy ashtray in her waistband now. Shida storms up to KATA- NO! Storm blocks, reels Shida in, but Shida back drops! Storm sunset flips but Shida rocks it back to a seated cover! TWO!!! Storm escapes, but Shida runs in, only for Storm to block! Storm waistlocks, she lifts Shida up, GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up and Storm aims from a corner! She gets her close-up! And also makes sure the tray is still on her butt. Storm runs in, FULL METAL SWEET HIP MUSIC!! Cover, STORM WINS!!

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (NEW AEW Women’s World Champion)

Storm has her moment! It was completely underhanded, but that’s all besides the point for Toni. And then Mariah is here to literally give Storm her flowers! Storm now joins Shida as the other THREE-TIME AEW Women’s World Champion, but what is next for her cinematic career?

 

Backstage interview with Eddie Kingston.

Renee congratulates the Mad King on retaining the ROH World Championship, and momentum is on his side. What does Eddie have his sights set on? Aw c’mon, you know what he’s after. We all know what’s next. Renee does know, it’s the Continental Classic starting on Dynamite, an incredible tournament. Eddie says that’s right, this will become the most prestigious tournament in the world. But he wants to up the ante, and really make it prestigious, if that’s the right word. Eddie wants to put his life’s work on the line. He wants to put the NJPW Strong Openweight AND ROH World Championships on the line in every match he does!

That way, the winner of the whole thing will be the first-ever Triple Crown Champion, because guess what? The winner of the Continental Classic also gets the brand new Continental Championship. So to everyone getting in the tournament, let’s do it! Let’s make this the biggest and best tournament in pro-wrestling today! The Mad King is bringing the gold, who will make it out of that round robin as one of the most decorated men in wrestling today?

 

AEW World Tag Team Championships Fatal 4 Way Ladder Match: Ricky Starks & “Big Bill” Morrissey VS FTR VS La Faccion Ingobernable VS The House of Black!

Speaking of raising the stakes, the currently champions absolutely did that with their announcement last night on Collision. They didn’t want to leave it to a single pinfall or submission, so now everyone must put their bodies on the line if they want to be champions! Who will literally rise above to grab glory with their own hands?

The introductions are made, the belts hang high above, and we see who strikes gold in the Golden State!

The bell rings and fans fire up as Starks and Cash head out to get ladders while Malakai and Dax go after LFI! Bill and Brody stare down, wanting to continue where things left off on Collision! Cash stomps Starks down, then gets back in to help Dax with Rush. Brody and Bill step up and everyone gives them space. Brody winds up but FTR CLOBBER him and Bill! Rush & Malakai goes after Bill, too, and Dralistico helps against Brody! The big men get beat down, and then Cash TOSSES Brody! Rush & Malakai dig their boots in on Bill, Dax helps out. But Brody knocks Cash away, drags a ladder out, and makes it a bridge.

Rush RAMS Bill into railing while Dax brawls with Malakai. Cash SMACKS Brody off his own ladder! Dax runs in, Malakai goes up and over, but Dax ROCKS him! Malakai goes to the apron, Starks has a ladder, but Dax grabs hold of it! They tug-o-war, and then Dax RAMS Starks down! But Malakai teetertotters the ladder into Dax! LFI mugs Cash, then with help from Jose, they take inventory of things. Rush gets a ladder up, but Cash climbs with him. They see each other, so they climb back down and set the ladder aside. The forearms start flying and the fans fire up! Rush CHOPS, Cash CHOPS, repeat!

Cash fires forearms, he eggs Rush on, and then Rush HEADBUTTS! Rush runs, but Cash avoids the dropkick! Rush goes to the apron, Cash ROCKS him, but Brody grabs at them. Rush KICKS Brody away, Cash avoids Dralistico then whips. Dralistico reverses then hurdles, but Cash DIVES to take out Rush, Brody and Bill! Dralistico won’t be outdone, and he builds speed to FLY! Down goes everyone! The fans are thunderous and then Starks goes up? But Malakai CLUBS Starks down! Malakai ROCKS Starks, then he climbs up. To ASAI MOONSAULT everyone! Brody stands to help Malakai up, but Starks returns!

Dax ROCKS Starks first! Dax climbs, then brings Starks up! Fans fire up for the SUPERPLEX onto the cluster!! All eight men go down and LA loses its mind! Brody still stands back up, and Bill follows. The fans hoot and bark for Brody as he and Bill get themselves some ladders. They put these ladders in the ring, and then the big men stare down. Fans fire up for “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” as they both step into the ring. The forearms start flying! And haymakers! Bill knees low, CLUBS Brody, but Brody ROCKS Bill! And body shots! And CLUBS! Dax sneaks a ladder of his own into the ring while Bill KNEES, CLUBS and CLUBS Brody!

But Brody KNEES, CLUBS, CLUBS CLUBS CLUBS CLUBS! Bill roars, both men stare down, and then Rush and Dax have ladders! They SANDWICH all this meat! And then they SANDWICH Bill on his own! And then they SANDWICH Brody on his own! Then they RAM each other! Ladder for ladder, but Rush loses grip first! Dax CHUCKS the ladder into Rush! Dax pushes ladders around, and equips one a la Terry! LADDER COPTER! Starks gets hit! Malakai gets hit! Brody AND Bill get hit! Dralistico stays back but Rush gets hit! Dralistico then DROPKICKS Dax and the ladder down!

Dralistico rallies the fans, goes up but Cash drags him down. Cash swings, Dralistico wrenches to ROCK, SOBAT, KICK and DREAMCAST KICK! Jose says go up and Dralistico sees he has a clear path! Dralistico positions the ladder, climbs, but Cash TIPS things! Dralistico hits ropes on the way down! Rush runs in to put Cash in a corner, clothesline, and then STOMP away! Rush then goes corner to corner, to fake Cash out, and BOOT! Fans fire up for Rush as he goes tranquilo! Rush gets the fans rallying up behind him, and he brings Cash up to CHOP! Rush whips, Cash ducks ‘n’ dodges to then scoop and POWERSLAM!

Fans fire up as Cash hurries to get himself a ladder. Cash stands it up under the belts and he climbs! But Malakai returns to CLUB a leg! Malakai hammers away, brings Cash down and DECKS him! Malakai puts the ladder aside but Cash kicks him! And UPPERCUTS! And CHOPS! Cash whips Malakai into the ladder! Cash then runs, but Malakai YANKS the ropes to FLING the ladder into Cash!! Fans are thunderous for the savage innovation, and
“This is Awesome!” as Malakai puts that ladder in a corner. Malakai drags Cash over, ROCKS him into sitting on the ladder, and then Malakai puts him sideways on it. Malakai goes up the corner, but Dax ROCKS him first!

Dax CLUBS away on Malakai but Brody CLUBS Dax! Cash goes after Malakai but Brody CHOPS away on Dax! And then TOSSES Dax down! Brody helps Malakai but Cash HOTSHOTS Brody down! Cash climbs up after Malakai, standing on the ladder. The ladder is a wobbly base and that helps Malakai fight Cash. Malakai positions himself but Cash LOW BLOWS! Nothing against it now, and he reels Malakai in! PILEDRIVER on the ladder!!! Fans lose their minds again over the even more savage and brutal innovation! But Brody is back and he brawls with Big Bill! Bill LARIATS Brody, but Brody DISCUS LARIATS Bill right outta the ring!!

Fans fire up as Brody establishes himself as alpha beef! Brody DIVES, into Bill AND a ladder!!! The titans are down, so Starks rallies on LFI and FTR! SPEAR for Dralistico! Rush runs, Starks dodges, SPEAR for Rush!! Starks wrenches Dax to TORNADO DDT! And he kips up! Fans fire up with Starks but Cash runs in. Starks elbows Cash first, reels him in, and goes up the corner! Fans cheer for the Absolute Old School! But Dax is up, so Starks CLUBS him down! Then SAIDO for Cash! Fans fire up with Starks and he grabs a ladder. Starks strikes a pose, and we get a shot to see Brody is busted open!

Malakai storms up and he brawls with Starks! Malakai KICKS low, but Starks ROCKS Malakai! Malakai BACK ELBOWS! Starks wobbles, but he still OVERHEAD SUPLEXES Malakai onto the ladder! Brody’s back to CLOBBER Starks onto the ladder! Dax runs in, Brody BACK DROPS him onto the ladder! Fans bark and hoot for Brody and he aims at Dax! CANNONBALL onto Dax and the ladder!! Brody seethes through his crimson mask that is now atop his death metal face paint, and he grabs another ladder. And this is a tall one! Brody sets it up and he climbs as fans cheer. But Bill is back to TIP the thing! Brody crashes down onto the other ladder!

Dralistico is back, but Bill puts him on the apron. Dralistico GAMANGIRIS, ROUNDHOUSES, then springboards, to FLYING CODE BREAKER! And then CHOP! CHOP! CHOP! Dralistico runs, springboards, but into Bill’s grip! SKYSCRAPER CHOKE SLAM!! But Rush is back to RAM Bill down! Rush corners Bill with the ladder, RAMS him more, then traps him in the bottom rope! Fans fire up as Rush stomps around. Rush says you mess with the bull, you get THE HORNS!! The ladder crushes Bill!! Fans are thunderous as Rush then stands another ladder up and climbs! But Starks is back to hurry up the other side!

Starks and Rush throw hands at the top of the ladder! Rush CHOPS, Starks CHOPS, repeat! Dax sets up the tall ladder, Cash and Dralistico brawl. There’s a third ladder introduced! Bill climbs up after Dax, Dralistico and Cash have the third, it’s a wild brawl high up! Rush and Starks DECK each other! They fall off the ladder, Cash and Dralistoco also ROCK each other! Brody returns to TIP the ladder Dax and Bill stand on! Dax and Bill hit ropes, then Brody goes after Cash! Brody drags Cash down with a BIG back suplex! Malakai has Dralitsico, but Dralistico turns that to a POISON-RANA!!

Fans are thunderous with Dralistico and he goes to the apron. He SUPERKICKS Brody, then springboards, but Brody trips him up! Brody ROCKS Dralistico, brings him to that ladder bridge, Canadian Rack for the GONZO BOMB on the ladder!!! Fans lose their minds as the refs hurry to check both men! Jose helps get that ladder back up, he and Cash reset it, because somehow it isn’t broken yet! Cash SMACKS Brody off it, places him on it, and then climbs the corner! But Bill climbs up to grab him first! Dax RAMS Bill down with another ladder! Dax clears some space while Cash still aims at Brody! FROG SPLASH on Brody and the ladder!!!

Fans lose their minds all over again as Cash goes all out for that one! Dax hurries to get one of those other ladders standing again, and he climbs! But Starks hurries after him! They brawl up top! Fans fire up and Malakai stumbles up in the background. Dax dribbles Starks off the rungs, and Starks falls back, but Bill’s there to catch him! Malakai drags Dax down, FADE TO BLACK!! Cash is back?! He LARIATS Malakai, then climbs up! Starks is still up there, he DECKS Cash! Starks brings the belts down, STARKS & BILL WIN!!!

Winners: Ricky Starks & “Big Bill” Morrissey (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)

The Absolute gamble pays off! Not only do Starks & Morrissey retain, this level of carnage might’ve just cleared out the competition for awhile! Just what, or rather who, will be next for the Best Tag Team Ever in History, No Question?

 

AEW TBS Championship Triple Threat: Kris Statlander VS Julia Hart VS Skye Blue!

The Galaxy’s Greatest has beaten the unbeatable, but this might be her toughest challenge yet! Not only does she face two opponents at once, but they both used to be her friends. Kris managed to defeat the Princess of the Black Throne and Chicago Skye individually, but will facing them both be her undoing? Or can she rise above the darkness and shine with the gold?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if the numbers spell disaster at Full Gear!

The bell rings and the fans rally up as the three stare down. Kris dares someone to make the first move, and Skye looks to Julia. Skye runs in, gets run over, and then Julia runs in. Julia waistlocks but Kris throws her away! Skye gets up, Kris scoops to SLAM her! And then she scoops and SLAMS Julia onto Skye! Fans cheer as Kris flexes. Both opponents get up, but Kris goes Matrix to dodge the double clotheslines! Kris DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES in return! Cover on Skye, ONE! Cover on Julia, ONE! Kris keeps cool and she HANDSTAND LEG DROPS on Skye! Cover, Julia BOOTS Kris away! Julia stands Kris up but Kris ROCKS Julia!

Julia swings, Kris gets around to lift her up. Kris puts Julia on the top rope but Skye Connor Rolls Kris! TWO, and Skye flops forward. Julia is in the Tree of Woe and the two stare down. But Kris hauls Skye up to TOSS her away! Julia gets out of the Tree to jump on Kris, but Kris SLAMS her down! Kris drags Julia up, Julia standing switches, but Skye runs in. Kris avoids Skye’s boot, ELBOWS Julia, then gets mad at Skye for not being on her side. The fans fire up as these two stare down, and then Skye SLAPS! Kris SLAPS back and says Skye is better than this! They throw hands back and forth, but Skye gets the edge!

Kris shoves, Skye blocks a boot to KNEE back! Skye runs in, ROPE WIZARD! Julia runs in to BOOT Kris out of the ring! Skye and Julia each go to the apron, Julia CANNONBALLS Kris down! Kris flounders back up, only for Skye to FLYING RANA her back down! Fans fire up and now Skye and Julia storm up on Kris. They get Kris up, but Kris DOUBLE SUPLEXES them to the floor! Fans fire up and Kris puts Julia in the ring. Kris runs up but into a SUPERKICK! Skye SUPERKICKS Kris, then they DOUBLE SUPERKICK Kris down! The fans fire up and these two stare down now. They step forward and fans duel.

Skye offers a handshake? Julia accepts! Julia pats Skye on the cheek, then fires off forearms! Skye hits back, but Julia trips Skye to dribble her off the mat! The fans fire up as Julia drags Skye up, but Skye pulls hair! They end up on ropes, Skye gets in Julia’s face and then snapmares for ground ‘n’ pound! Skye dribbles Julia now! The fans fire up again, Skye PENALTY KICKS! Cover, TWO! Kris returns and she drags Skye up, BIG back suplex! Kris RAMS Julia into a corner, dodges Skye and Skye runs into Julia. Kris runs in, Skye dodges but the UPPERCUT hits Julia! Kris KNEES Skye, fireman’s carries her, then BOOTS Julia before the SAMOAN DROP!

Kris covers Skye but Julia SENTONS it apart! Julia seethes and she storms up on Kris. Julia RAMS Kris into buckles, then stalks Skye. Skye swings, Julia spins her and clinches, but Skye powers out to roll Julia up! TWO, and Skye runs in. Skye blocks Julia’s haymaker, spins her and Kris ROUNDHOUSES Julia down! Kris rushes Skye now but Skye catches her to a TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Skye runs up on Julia but Julia ELBOWS her down! Fans fire up again as all three are down, everyone on a side of the ring. Kris drags herself to a corner, Julia storms up on Skye. Julia whips but Skye reverses. Skye runs in but into BOOTS!

Julia then somersaults to LARIAT Kris! Julia steps on Skye to go up top, but Skye CLUBS her first! Skye tucks Julia in to CHEEKY NANDOS! Skye then gets under but Julia fights free! Skye dodges Julia’s lariat but Kris CLOBBERS her! Kris then kicks Julia low, reels her in, and SPINNING FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Julia survives, and Skye is up top! Kris turns around into the FLYING RAN- NO, Kris blocks that to pop Skye up! Electric Chair SLAM! Kris then drags Skye to a drop zone and climbs up. Only for Julia to SHOVE her down! Kris crashes down to the apron then the floor, but Skye anchors Julia.

Julia mule kicks Skye away, adjusts, and MOONSAULTS! Cover, Kris YANKS Julia away! Julia is seething, but Kris just grins at her. Julia runs in, into a POWERSLAM to the floor! Kris goes back to the apron but Skye BOOT WASHES her! And then rolls her, SUPER- NO, Kris blocks that kick, but not the BASEMENT ENZIGURI! Skye roars, fans fire up, and Skye runs, into Kris’ arms! Kris pops Skye around, tucks her in, but Skye drops down to a victory roll! TWO, and Kris runs up. Skye ducks ‘n’ dodges and rolls to a CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous and Skye is shocked that Kris survives!

Skye drags Kris up, runs, hops on, but Julia ROUNDHOUSES Skye down! Then BLINDSIDER LARIAT on Kris! Julia hurries to get Skye hooked up, HARTLESS LOCK!! Skye endures, kicks and flails, and Kris drags Julia off for a GERMAN SUPLEX! And then deadlift GERMAN SUPLEX for Skye! Kris doesn’t stop, she deadlift GERMAN SUPLEXES Julia, then standing GERMAN SUPLEXES Skye! Fans are thunderous for #SuplexKris and she ROUNDHOUSES Julia back down! Skye ducks a roundhouse, but Kris drops out of the full nelson. But Skye smothers the cover, TWO!! Kris whips Skye, scoops her, but Skye tries to tilt-o-whirl!

Kris blocks, tucks Skye in, FIGHT NIGHT FEVER!! Cover, Julia CLOBBERS Kris! Julia covers Skye, JULIA WINS!!

Winner: Julia Hart, by pinfall (NEW AEW TBS Champion)

When being Hartless didn’t win, being the ultimate opportunist paid off! Kris’ reign ends and the reign of darkness begins! Will the AEW Women’s Division see that the House Always Wins?

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

“Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been such a spectacular night here in Los Angeles. Absolutely. And now it’s time, as we’ve talked about for the last couple of days, our blockbuster contract signing here in All Elite Wrestling. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s bring in the newest member of AEW!” It’s…. WILL OSPREAY! The leader of the United Empire, the IWGP United Kingdom Champion, the Aerial Assassin, is now #AllElite! Fans are thunderous as Ospreay joins Schiavone in the ring, and Schiavone says we can tell from that response that this is a hell of a move. The contract and pen are right here, Ospreay signs on the dotted line! That makes it official!

Schiavone asks how it feels, and Ospreay says it’s great. How about LA? They good? He is happy to be on the team, but he has some bad news real quickly. Yeah, sorry, but he has to get this out of the way. He is not all in just yet. He knows, he gets it, pipe down, bruv! But when he was 22 years old, he joined NJPW. He’s 30 now, bruv, he’s committed, but please, let him finish up. And then, he’ll be on the road to Revolution! And Ospreay will then be all yours. But more importantly, “I AM ALL ELITE, BRUV!”

And to Mr. Tony Khan, do us a favor: line up the best that you got, especially for Wembley! Because everyone here knows Ospreay is about to show us all what elite really looks like! Ospreay is counting the days until he is truly in AEW, and counting the days until we’re all back in his backyard! Is AEW about to stand for All Elite Will?

 

Texas Deathmatch: Hangman Page VS Swerve Strickland!

The Cowboy was cheated at WrestleDream, but he screwed The Mogul out of the TNT Championship. And while Swerve couldn’t let that go, he went too far when he stepped inside whose house? Hangman’s house! This is no longer about business, this is no longer about a seat at the table, this is no longer about being world title aspirations. This is about surviving! Will Hangman keep his promise to cast Swerve down into the deepest pits of Hell? Or will Swerve double down and remove Hangman from AEW completely?

Nana has a dance team joining in! And then Nana gets the mic to ask, “Whose house?” “Swerve’s House!” “Whose house?!” “Swerve’s House!!” “Whose house?!” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!!” Well Hangman just rushes right out, no entrance, to TACKLE Swerve! Fans fire up as the brawl is already on! These two scrap, get up, and Hangman POP-UP POWERBOMBS! Then Hangman goes to the apron! Nana freaks out, for the BUCKSHOT!! Hangman roars while Swerve bails out! Hangman storms out after Swerve, throws hands, then whips Swerve hard into railing! And then Hangman whips Swerve hard into more railing!

Hangman hauls Swerve up to whip again, but Swerve reverses, only for Hangman to reverse and THROW Swerve into railing! A standing count starts but Hangman doesn’t think this is enough. He puts Swerve in the ring, gets a chair, and puts that in the ring while looking under the ring. He finds duct tape! Hangman storms up on Swerve and CHUCKS the chair into his face! Swerve is down but Hangman isn’t done with him! Hangman ties Swerve’s hands with the tape! Hangman stomps Swerve to keep him down, then tapes him up some more! Nana is a bit panicked, because now Hangman has a STAPLE GUN!?

Fans go nuts and Swerve starts freaking out. Hangman holds Swerve’s hands down to STAPLE Swerve’s pec!! Swerve flounders out of the ring and the fans tell Hangman he’s sick. Hangman just goes out to STAPLE the other pec!! Swerve can only writhe in pain, but then Hangman storms up with a paper? Hangman STAPLES the paper to Swerve’s shoulder!! Fans are losing their minds as Hangman STAPLES Swerve’s back! And then the other shoulder! Hangman puts Swerve in the ring, grabs that chair, and fans fire up as Hangman aims. Swerve stands, into a HEADSHOT! Fans fire up and the standing count starts.

Hangman paces while Nana is furious. Swerve crawls his way to the apron at 5 of 10, and he stands. We see Swerve is busted open from that shot to his head, but now Hangman brings out some new paper. Hangman storms up on Swerve, and he STAPLES Swerve’s cheek! That’s Hangman’s son’s fingerpainting!! Swerve sputters, and then Hangman YANKS the paper away!! Hangman DRINKS SWERVE’S BLOOD!! Fans are losing their minds, calling Hangman sick as sick can be! Hangman goes out to fetch barbed wire, and a barbed wire wrapped chair! Hangman is going to a dark place, but then Swerve LOW BLOWS!

Swerve sputters, Nana hurries and cuts the tape! Swerve’s hands are free, he and Hangman are both down at 5 of 10. Hangman has his staple gun again, and he STAPLES a pec! Swerve doesn’t feel it anymore?! Hangman STAPLES him again! And again! Swerve is like a zombie now as he keeps stepping forward! Swerve turns things around and STAPLES Hangman’s forehead!! Hangman falls down, the count starts, Swerve STAPLES HIMSELF!!! Swerve laughs it off and the fans say he’s sick now! Swerve puts the barbed wire chair in a corner, storms up on Hangman, and RAMS him face first!! And then Swerve DIGS barbed wire into Hangman’s forehead!!

Swerve lets off, Hangman’s under the count, but Swerve goes out to keep the barbed wire in his possession. Hangman stands at 7 but then flops back over. The count starts again, but Swerve has a CINDERBLOCK! Swerve’s signature from when he betrayed Keith Lee returns! Swerve puts it on the apron, climbs up, but Hangman ROCKS him! Swerve ROCKS Hangman, Hangman ROCKS Swerve! They go back and forth, Hangman gets the edge, and then Hangman fires up! Triangle jump- NO, Swerve catches him! Swerve drags Hangman out to the apron, then half nelsons. Hangman throws forearms to fight free!

Swerve wobbles, Hangman runs up, but Swerve blocks the boot to BITE Hangman’s forehead! Fireman’s carry, APRON DEATH VALLEY on the cinderblock!!! The fans lose their minds again and Nana says Swerve has this now! The count begins, Hangman sputters at 4, “This is Awesome!” Hangman stands at 7, Swerve has a crimson mask as he storms up on Hangman. Swerve RAMS Hangman into railing, has him sit in the corner, and then he climbs up. Swerve drags Hangman up to join him, but Hangman throws body shots. Hangman Alabama Lifts but Swerve CLUBS him! STUFF PILEDRIVER on the railing!!

Swerve sputters and blinks through his own blood while he stays standing. The count is on Hangman, Nana gets Swerve water. The water washes some of the blood away but not enough. Swerve looms over Hangman but Hangman shoves him away. Hangman crawls, looks under the ring, but he can’t quite find what he’s looking for. The ref makes sure he’s even okay to continue, and then Swerve drags Hangman into the ring. Swerve ROCKS Hangman, sending blood and sweat flying through the air! Fans rally and duel, but Swerve SLAPS Hangman. Hangman fires up hearing “COWBOY SH*T!” and he fires hands on Swerve!

Fans fire up as Hangman roars and whips, but Swerve BOOTS! Swerve runs, but Hangman scoops him! FALL AWAY SLAM! Both men are down, the fans fire up, and a standing count is on them both. Hangman rises first, crawls around, but Swerve goes to a corner. Hangman stands, Swerve has barbed wire! But Hangman scoops him again! Another FALL AWAY SLAM! Hangman and Swerve flounder again, and Nana coaches Swerve to his feet. Hangman stands, and he GRINDS the barbed wire into Swerve’s face! Then he wraps it around Swerve’s body! It’s a barbed wire snare! Hangman scoops again!? BARBED WIRE FALL AWAY SLAM!!

Swerve writhes out of the ring and Hangman blinks through his own crimson mask. Hangman gets that barbed wire chair, brings it with him to another corner, and while Swerve sputters outside, Hangman climbs! Hangman BARBED WIRE CHAIR ARIHARA MOONSAULTS!!! Direct hit on Swerve and the fans lose their minds again!! Swerve writhes and sputters, more bloody cuts all over his chest! But Hangman puts Swerve back in the ring, and he reloads! “This is Awesome!” and very gruesome, but Nana grabs a foot! Hangman kicks him away, slingshots, BUCK- NO, Swerve gets around, J- NO, Hangman victory rolls the driver, TWO!

Hangman grabs the chair, but Swerve BOOTS it into him! Hangman falls back, but Swerve storms up to scoop and- NO, Hangman turns things around! BARBED WIRE CHAIR TOMBSTONE!!!! If only Hangman could pin him! The standing count starts, we’re at 5 of 10 and Hangman stands in a corner. Swerve is still down at 7, slowly sits up at 8, and Nana pulls Swerve up!! Swerve stands on his own at 9.9!! But Hangman doesn’t stop, he SMACKS Swerve with the chair on the back!! Hangman sets the chair down, drags Swerve up, and then puts him on the top rope. Hangman climbs up, and he throws haymakers on that bloody forehead.

Hangman then Alabama Lifts!? Fans fire up but Swerve sunset flips through! Hangman punches Swerve, but Swerve SMACKS Hangman with the chair!! The barbed wire gets caught in the hair! Swerve pulls it free, then he brings Hangman down to SITDOWN POWERBOMB on the barbed wire!!! And then Swerve hops up, to KILL STOMP onto the chair!!!! But both men fall over! If only Swerve could pin Hangman! The standing count passes 5, then 7! Hangman and Swerve rise, break the count, but then Hangman flops back over. Swerve SMACKS him with the chair again!! Swerve goes looking under the ring, and he has the black back!

Swerve gets in the ring, and he pours the bag out onto Hangman. It’s broken glass!?! And Swerve goes up to 450 SPLASH the glass onto Hangman’s back!! Then the half nelson, J M L DRIVER!!!! Both men are down and the count begins! Swerve sits up at 3, Nana coaches him up, and Swerve stands at 6! Hangman sputters and flounders at 7, rolls his way to the ropes, and drags himself up at 9.99!! The fans are thunderous as this madness continues! Swerve is furious, Hangman glares back, and Swerve clotheslines Hangman and himself out of the ring! Swerve staggers up, grabs another chair, and puts that in the ring.

Swerve and Nana go looking, and Nana finds a board covered in barbed wire!! Swerve uses chairs to be the legs for this makeshift table, and Hangman flounders back in. Swerve drags Hangman up the corner, then half nelsons! Hangman throws elbows to fight that, and then he turns around! Hangman BITES Swerve’s forehead! The Cowboy still wants to taste blood! And then he sees what Swerve constructed, and he goes up to the very top! SUPER FALL AWAY SLAM THROUGH THE BOARD!!! And then some kicks, and a POWERBOMB onto the barbed wire!! And then another roll, Alabama Lift, DEADEYE onto the barbed wire!!!

Hangman moves the wreckage while the count is on Swerve. Hangman has another loose strand of wire, Swerve sits up and fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” But this is going to end somehow, and Hangman wraps the wire around Swerve’s head! Nana panics as Hangman reloads on the apron! BUCKSHOT!!! Swerve is down and Hangman checks his own arm. The count begins, Swerve is still down at 5 of 10! And at 7! Nana again drags Swerve to his feet!! Hangman is pissed but Nana does his dance! Swerve stumbles about, and BRIAN CAGE ATTACKS! Swerve’s trump card attacks! Fans boo as Cage hauls Hangman up to POWERBOMB! AND BUCKLE BOMB!!

And then fireman’s carry, F5!!! Cage goes out to bring out a TABLE!! Fans are torn, they did want a table but not if Cage is doing the work for Swerve! Cage storms back up on Hangman, reels him in, but Hangman DIGS wire into Cage’s face!! And then BARBED WIRE ROLLING ELBOW! And another!! Then Hangman puts the wire around Cage’s head, to LARIAT him down!! Cage flops out of the ring so now Nana tries! Nana SMACKS Hangman with a chair! But that just pisses Hangman off!! Hangman chases Nana, and has him on the apron!! Fans are thunderous, Nana tries to use his dance, but he just gets DEADEYE through the table!!!

Fans are thunderous again as Hangman drags himself from the wreckage. But Swerve has a chunk of that cinderblock! Swerve SMASHES it on Hangman’s back!! Hangman falls and Swerve grins. Swerve stands over Hangman while the count begins. Hangman is still down at 5, but Swerve isn’t satisfied. Swerve finds a chain! And a long one! Swerve wraps that around Hangman like a leash, then he slings it up and over the corner! Swerve wants to hang Hangman!! Swerve pulls the chain to CHOKE Hangman!! Hangman is standing but he’s also suffocating! Swerve lets go, and the count begins again.

Hangman stirs but he’s still down at 5 of 10. Swerve looms over Hangman as he sputters, but we’re at 8! Hangman rises at 9?!? But he’s still down, SWERVE WINS!!

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by TKO

Swerve pulled out every stop, went beyond what even he knew he was capable of, and came out on top! Is there no denying now that AEW is Swerve’s House?

 

High Stakes Tag Match: The Young Bucks VS The Golden Jets!

Matt & Nick Jackson accuse Chris Jericho of being a leech and that Kenny Omega needs to remember why The Elite reunited over the Summer. But The Ocho & The Cleaner agree that the Bucks are just being pouty children. To put this all to rest, The Bucks are putting up their status as #1 contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championships against The Golden Jets even being a team at all! Who makes it out of LA with those golden tickets in hand?

For whatever reason, Don Callis joins commentary, as if losing the Like A Dragon Street Fight wasn’t enough for him. But the teams sort out and Omega starts against Nick. They shake hands, and Omega shakes Matt’s hand, this is still meant to be a respectful match of friends. They tie up, Omega waistlocks, but Nick switches. Omega wrenches and wristlocks, but Nick uses ropes to flip through. Omega wrenches again, waistlocks then headlocks. Nick powers out but Omega runs him over. Fans fire up as Omega flexes, then things speed up. Omega blocks a hip toss but then so does Nick. Nick knees low, flips up and over, and then dodges a lariat!

Omega blocks a lariat, but then Nick blocks one back! Nick knuckle locks, goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Omega stands, blocks the dropkick, and he wags his finger. Omega shakes hands with Nick and helps him to his feet. Omega then tags Jericho in, so Nick tags Matt. Fans rally as Jericho and Matt circle, and they tie up. Jericho arm-drags, but Matt shakes that off. Jericho flexes and fans cheer. Callis goes and says he didn’t betray either man, they disappointed him and were no longer worthy of the Don Callis Family. Matt and Jericho tie up again, Jericho headlocks then switches to a hammerlock, but Matt headlocks back.

Jericho wrenches out, wristlocks, but Matt rolls, kips and throws Jericho by his hair! Matt swivels the hips but Jericho storms up on him. Jericho CHOPS Matt, CHOPS again and again in the corner, then Omega tags in. Jericho still CHOPS a few more times, but Omega has him stand down. Omega and Matt circle now, fans boo but the two feel things out. They knuckle lock, but then Matt kicks low and he CLUBS away on Omega! Omega goes to a corner, Matt storms up and he whips corner to corner. Matt runs in, but Omega goes up and over and rolls. Omega comes back to RANA! Nick runs in but Omega TOSSES him!

Fans fire up with Omega, he tags Jericho, but then Nick YANKS Jericho down! Omega DECKS Nick, he gets the Terminator Drums going, and fans join in. Omega builds speed to FLY! Direct hit on Matt! Nick is in the ring, he PENALTY KICKS Omega! Nick ROCKS Jericho, but Jericho triangle jump DROPKICKS! Nick falls back down, and Jericho builds speed! Jericho WRECKS Nick with a dropkick, storms up on Nick, but Matt CLUBS Jericho! Matt whips Jericho into steel steps, and Callis actually likes this aggression. Nick traps Jericho’s arm in the steps, to BOOT! And BOOT again!

Nick stomps Jericho, then drags him back up. Nick puts Jericho in, fans rally and duel, and Nick runs to BOOT Jericho down! Jericho clutches his arm, but Nick stomps that arm. Nick drags Jericho over, tags in Matt, and Matt goes up to AX HANDLE the arm! Matt wrenches to ELBOW BREAKER, then he tags Nick. Nick goes up to DOUBLE STOMP the arm! Matt scuffs Jericho on his way out, then Nick stomps Jericho around. Jericho CHOPS, but that’s the bad arm! Tag to Matt, Jericho throws hands with his left! That right arm has a bloody laceration on it! The Bucks double whip but Jericho DOUBLE LARIATS!

Jericho shakes out the bad arm, Nick BOOTS him down! Jericho goes to the apron, Nick steals his triangle jump DROPKICK! Nick BLASTS Omega, and then argues with the ref while Matt brings Jericho over. Matt YANKS Jericho into the post, then CLUBS that bad arm! Matt drags Jericho up, and he SLAMS the bad arm into railing! Matt puts Jericho in for Nick, and Nick CLUBS Jericho to the corner. Nick stomps a mudhole in, the ref counts and Nick lets off. The Bucks soak up the cheers and jeers, but certainly a lot of jeers. Nick stomps Jericho, drags him up and wraps the bad arm around the ropes! The ref counts, Nick lets off at 4.

Nick stomps Jericho, wrenches and whips him to the corner, then runs in, into a BOOT! Jericho DECKS Matt, goes up, and MISSILE DROPKICKS Nick! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Jericho crawls, reaches out, hot tag to Omega! Omega rallies on the Bucks! Nick ducks the Polish Hammer to kick low, then he and Matt double whip. Omega KICKS Nick, blocks Matt’s haymaker, but then Matt ducks and the ENZIGURI hits Nick! Matt swings, but into the SNAP DRAGON! Nick staggers up, into a fireman’s carry! “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” But Nick does! Omega ELBOWS Nick, then sits him in the ropes.

Matt runs up, whips, but Omega reverses to fireman’s carry him! “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” ROLLING SENTON, somersault and DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Fans fire up and Omega goes up and up to GOLDEN TRIANGLE! Down goes Matt, and Omega hurries back up. CROSSBODY on Nick, but Nick rolls through! TWO!! Nick kicks and whips, Omega reverses and backslides, but Nick rolls through, into a V-TRIGGER! Omega shakes out his leg, and he tags Jericho. Matt tags in, Jericho dodges to run him over! And again! Nick returns but Jericho cross chops him down! Then LIONSAULT on both Bucks!

Fans fire up and Jericho storms up on Matt. Trip and WALLS- NO, Matt kicks Jericho’s bad arm! Matt is free, but Jericho DECKS him! Nick HOTSHOTS the bad arm! Matt is up to kick and ARMBAR DDT! Fans are torn again as Matt swaggers around. Matt then gets a sneaky idea, and he grabs the legs! Matt turns Jericho, but Jericho drags Matt into a cradle! TWO, and Jericho CLOBBERS Matt! Nick SPINNING ROUNDHOUSES! Omega SLAM DUNKS Nick, but Matt DDTS Omega! Matt then baits Jericho into CLOBBERING Omega! Roll up, TWO! Matt RANA, but Jericho blocks! WALLS OF JERICHO!!

Fans fire up as Matt endures! Matt reaches out, claws his way over, but Nick is on the apron. Nick springboards, but Omega YANKS him down! Omega THROWS Nick into railing, and Jericho sits deep!! Matt endures, fights, and Jericho’s bad arm gives up! Matt turns over to KICK away on Jericho’s shoulder! Jericho lets go and both men are down. The fans rally up, Matt and Jericho rise, and they throw hands! Jericho uses the bad arm but that hurts. Matt throws more forearms, Jericho CHOPS with his left! They go back and forth, stand up, and Jericho throws another shot with his right. Matt CLUBS that arm!

Matt runs, but Jericho BOOTS him! Jericho runs but Matt puts him on the apron. So Jericho goes up the corner! AX- NO, Matt catches him! Omega runs in, Matt catches him, too! DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS! Nick has Omega on the apron, APRON GERMAN SUPLEX!! Omega flops to the floor, Matt runs in at Jericho, but Jericho dodges! Matt bounces off buckles, Jericho BULLDOGS him! Jericho goes to ropes but Nick anchors the Lionsault! Matt SUPERKICKS the legs out! Matt has Jericho draped off the ropes, and Nick goes up! DRAPING SWANTON BOMB!!  Nick keeps Omega out as Matt covers, TWO!!!

Jericho survives and fans rally up. Matt is frustrated but he puts Jericho in the drop zone. Matt climbs, but Jericho stands to trip him up! Jericho SLAPS Matt, CHOPS him, then climbs up after him. Jericho rains down fists with his left, and fans count along to “OCHO”, then TEN! SUPER STEINER! Nick storms in while the ref checks Matt, LOW BLOW!! Just like Dynamite!! Omega is furious and he storms in, but Nick holds up. Omega dares Nick to low blow! Nick argues with the ref, Omega turns around and Matt LOW BLOWS!! The Bucks “apologize” and then Matt tags Nick in. Nick aims as Jericho rises, JUDAS EFFECT!!! Cover, OMEGA BREAKS IT!!

Fans fire up and Callis is actually enjoying this. Nick throws Omega out to then SPRINGBOARD CANNONBALL! Tag to Matt and the Bucks vow to end this! They have Jericho’s arms, B T E TRIGGER!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Jericho survives and no one can believe it! The Bucks coordinate, Matt stands Jericho up to scoop, but Omega YANKS Nick down again! Jericho victory rolls, TWO!! Nick gets back in, Jericho blocks the superkick to send it into Matt! Jericho then SUPERKICKS Nick! And SUPERKICKS Matt! Nick SUPERKICKS the bad arm! The ref checks on Jericho, Nick pushes her aside, and Jericho LOW BLOWS!

Fans cheer the payback on Nick but Callis says Jericho’s scum. Jericho tags Omega, and he sees Nick on ropes, but also Jericho on ropes. Is Omega going to choose his teammate or his friend? Omega aims at Jericho!? BANG, and Omega runs, to bypass Jericho and V-TRIGGER Nick!! It was a fake out!! Matt runs in, into a SNAP DRAGON! And another SNAP DRAGON! Omega has Nick now for the Electric Chair Lift, but Nick POISON-RANAS!! Matt Electric Chair Lifts Omega!? ONE WINGED ANGEL?!?! Cover, TWO!!!! Omega survives his own move and the Bucks can’t believe it! “This is Awesome!” and the Bucks tag again.

Matt hauls Omega up, scoops him, Nick springboards but Jericho intercepts with a CODE BREAKER!! Omega turns things around on Matt to Electric Chair Lift! ONE WINGED- NO, Matt punches away! Omega just changes it to COYT’S WRATH!! Bridging cover, TWO!! Matt survives but Omega reloads. BANG and Omega runs, but into Nick’s SUPERKICK! Jericho is up, Nick SUPERKICKS the Judas Effect! But Jericho SOUTHPAW JUDAS EFFECTS!! Matt SUPERKICKS Jericho! Jericho roars, Matt SUPERKICKS him again!! Matt wants to rip that arm off! But Omega ripcord V-TRIGGERS!! And Electric Chair, to the ONE WINGED ANGEL!!! Cover, GOLDEN JETS WIN!!

Winners: The Golden Jets, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championships)

Nick is pissed! The Bucks have lost their shot at the titles and Nick is throwing things around ringside! Omega & Jericho are now the ones with that guaranteed shot any time they want! Matt rips off his wrist tape. Omega tries to show his friends respect but the Bucks are just pissed! Now Matt starts throwing a fit! Callis says this is what Jericho does, he ruins friendships for his own selfish reasons. But is this reaction only proving Jericho & Omega right that the Bucks are spoiled brats? Will the Golden Jets move on to go after the Absolute AEW World Tag Team Champions?

 

AEW World Championship: MJF Adam Cole VS Jay White w/ The Gunns!

We all saw how earlier tonight in the Zero Hour, The Gunns were such sore losers that they felt the need to brutally injure MJF so that he could not compete in this main event. But in MJF’s time of need, his #Brochacho4Life is willing to fight on one good leg to take down the cowardly and conniving Switchblade! Will Adam Cole fight to protect MJF’s title the way MJF has fought to protect their tag titles? Or will AEW have no choice but to Breathe With The Switchblade?

The introductions are made, the Triple B is raised, and we literally see what chances a one legged man has in an ass kicking contest!

The bell rings, White mocks Cole by hopping on one leg, but wait! Is that an ambulance?! An ambulance is pulling into the arena, but could it really be…?! MJF IS DRIVING!! Cole smiles and the fans cheer as MJF has made his way back to the Forum, leg heavily taped! MJF still hobbles his way out here, but then does that mean MJF is going to take his place back in this match? The music hits and the fans cheer as MJF makes his way out here! Cole seems a bit confused, but then security and producers want MJF to stay away! MJF forces himself to walk down the ramp and to the ring, and White figures what the hell, he’ll beat either one of these guys!

MJF gets on the apron, Cole pleads with him to stay back but MJF still steps inside. MJF hugs it out with his brochacho, and the fans cheer as Cole steps out. We’re back to how this card was meant to be, will The People’s Scumbag stay our champion?

AEW World Championship: MJF w/ Adam Cole VS Jay White w/ The Gunns!

The bell rings, White taunts MJF, but the fans rally up. MJF glares at White, hobbles forward, and he ROCKS White! But then he has to fall back! White CHOP BLOCKS the leg, the Gunns laugh like Ass Hyenas, and White taunts Cole. White stomps MJF’s leg, then GROUND DRAGON SCREWS! White stalks MJF to a corner, stomps him, then stomps him again! The ref counts, White digs his boot in, but White lets off at 4. Cole and the fans rally for MJF and MJF throws hands! White knees low, then CHOPS! White brings MJF around, CORNER HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! MJF clutches his leg but he’s still in this.

White drags MJF by an arm, the fans chant “He’s Our Scumbag!” White hauls MJF up to TOSS him out, and White distracts the ref so the Gunns can stomp away! Cole storms over as best he can on crutches but the Gunns put MJF back in. White covers, TWO! Another cover, TWO! White stomps MJF’s bad leg, digs his knees into the hamstring, then he hauls MJF up. White TOSSES MJF again, and he again distracts the ref! But MJF fires hands on Austin! And on Colten! Fans fire up, but the Gunns mug MJF! The Gunns put MJF in again, White covers, TWO! White pushes MJF out, again distracts the ref, and the Gunns get a chair!

Cole shouts and the ref sees the Gunns! They’re caught red handed!! The fans fire up as the ref EJECTS the Ass Boys!! The fans cheer as they get what they deserve! Cole laughs and flips them off as the fans sing “HEY HEY HEY! GOODBYE~!” White is now all alone, but he goes out to stomp MJF himself. White and Cole argue, and White threatens to hit Cole! Cole flinches, and White chuckles. White puts MJF in the ring, then he stands on MJF’s head. White stomps MJF, rips that Lakers style shirt off, SPITS on it, then throws it at Cole! White dares Cole to do something about it, then taunts MJF.

MJF is seething as White kicks him around. White CLUBS MJF, the fans rally up, and Cole coaches MJF up. White throws hands but MJF stands! MJF hobbles as he storms up on White, and shouts, “Hit me, you effin’ POS!!” White kicks the bad leg! Fans boo, White runs, but MJF dodges to ELBOW! And LARIAT! MJF scoops and SLAMS! Adrenaline helps MJF with the pain in his leg and the fans fire up again. MJF storms up on White in a corner, dribbles him off the buckles, and fans count all the way to TEN! MJF then climbs up the corner, and he rains down fists! Fans again count, they go to nine, and MJF BITES White’s forehead!!

The fans fire up and Cole loves it, too! MJF lets off as the ref counts and White writhes in the corner. MJF still hits the stance?! Can he do the Kangaroo on one leg?! White staggers up, MJF aims, KANGAROO KICK!! And a kip up!? This is adrenaline and determination on MJF’s part! But then Cole says do a dive!? The fans rally, MJF gives it a try, but White returns to dropkick the leg! MJF hobbles up, into a DDT! Cover, TWO! MJF is still in this and White grows frustrated. White mocks the cheering, then he drags MJF up. White CHOPS MJF and MJF flops back over! MJF crawls to a corner, and White storms up on him.

White CHOPS MJF again, then stands him back up. White wrenches and whips, but MJF can’t even make it halfway! Fans boo but White soaks up all the heat. White drags MJF up as the fans rally, but White CHOPS him! White goes corner to corner, but MJF pops White up to MULE KICK him out of the air! Fans fire up and MJF looks to Cole. Cole coaches MJF and MJF goes up! MJF aims, leaps, PANAMA- NO, White moves and now the bad leg jams! White clinches for an URENAGE! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives and White is frustrated. White drags MJF around, sits him up, but MJF is dead weight so White drops him.

White stomps the bad leg, drags MJF up again, and reels him into the sleeper. MJF throws elbows, they end up on ropes and MJF throws more shots, But White SAIDOS MJF up and out of the ring! MJF tumbles to the apron then floor, and Cole checks on MJF. White goes out, gets in Cole’s face, then storms up on MJF. White hauls MJF up, grins and CHOPS! MJF flops against the apron while fans boo. White taunts Cole but then MJF CLAWS White’s eyes! MJF SMACKS White off the apron, then DDTS to the floor! Fans fire up again and Cole coaches MJF. MJF refreshes the ring count and slaps his bad leg into working.

MJF clears the desk!? MJF drags White up, puts him on the desk, but then the desk falls apart! Does White need to lose some weight? MJF isn’t going to let that stop him, though, he goes up a corner. MJF says he’s loco a la Sammy, and he SUPER MACHO ELBOWS DROPS!!! Both men are down and the fans lose their minds! Cole checks on MJF, as does the ref, and somehow both MJF and White are still in this. The fans rally up, the ring count starts, and both men stir at 5 of 10. MJF shouts as he rises up, and he drags White up to put him in at 7! MJF slides in at 8, and fans cheer as this match continues!

MJF goes to the apron again and tells the ref that he’s “effin’ good.” The fans rally behind “Our Scumbag,” and MJF climbs again. But White gets the bad leg! DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! White crawls over to MJF, drags him back up, and puts him in a corner. White hoists MJF up, and claws him into the Tree of Woe! White stomps MJF, CHOPS him, then goes to the apron. White climbs up, rips at the tape on the knee, but MJF sits up! SPIDER BELLY2BELLY!! MJF then fires up and uses that core to sit back up! MJF finally saves his knee from the pain of that corner, but he adjusts, only for White to CHOP BLOCK!

MJF flops to the apron, but White climbs up the corner and drags MJF back to the top. White clinches, for a SUPER URENAGE!!! White pushes MJF over to a cover, TWO?!?! MJF survives and the fans fire up again! Cole coaches MJF but White sits him back up. White CHOPS, then tells Cole to shut up. White CHOPS again! Cole tells MJF to fight, but White CHOPS again! MJF grits his teeth, stands back up, and fans rally more as White CHOPS again! MJF asks, “That the best you got, you SOB?!” White CLAWS MJF’s face! The ref reprimands, White lets off and runs, but MJF kicks. White blocks, so MJF pokes White in the eye!

But White clinches! MJF slips free to ROLLING ELBOW! White wobbles, MJF hobbles, and MJF manages to run, but into a CMOPLETE SHOT! DEADLIFT GERMAN! White looms over MJF, points the finger gun and he clinches again, BLADE- NO, MJF slips around to O’Conner Roll! TWO, White has it, TWO! MJF has the O’Conner and ropes, TWO!! White is up, but MJF scoops?! TOMBSTONE!! But that was double-edged with how it hits the knees! Cole coaches MJF up while he and White are both down. White goes to ropes, Cole reminds MJF that this title is rightfully MJF’s! White and MJF rise and the fans rally again.

White runs in at MJF but into an elbow! MJF goes up again, and he DOUBLE STOMPS the arm! White clutches that elbow as he staggers away, but he runs up on MJF. MJF puts White in the ropes! HEAT- NO, White throws MJF away! MJF lands on his knees and he falls over in pain! Cole says he believes in MJF! The fans believe in MJF! MJF stands, White says he’ll end MJF! But MJF runs to FLYING CUTTER to the floor!!! The fans lose their minds and even Cole can’t believe what we just saw! The fans rally up as a ring count climbs! We’re past 5 of 10, MJF hops his way over, and Cole says MJF is the best!

MJF drags White up and puts him in at 8 of 10! MJF drags White to a cover, TWO!! White is still in this and MJF is beside himself. Cole still coaches MJF that MJF is the best. MJF pulls the kneepad down so he can also check the tape. MJF slaps the leg into working, and he storms up on White. But then the leg gives up! MJF falls back over, but he doesn’t want the ref to call this. Cole and the fans rally, and MJF drags White up again. But again the leg gives up! The ref wants the medics to check this, and Doc Sampson heads over. MJF tells Doc NO, he isn’t losing like this! Fans fire up again as MJF rises back up!

MJF, even with the bad leg, gets White up. But White DRAGON SCREWS the leg!! And then he SPITS on MJF, to GROUND DRAGON SCREW!! White stands, steps through, “WOO~!” White SPITS at Cole, before putting on the FIGURE FOUR!! MJF suffers, White SLAPS that bad leg, but Cole grabs a towel?! The fans tell him no, MJF tells him NO, and Cole says someone has to do something! MJF falls back as a cover, TWO!! MJF sits up, he tells Cole no, but White CHOPS MJF! White CLUBS the bad leg, but MJF drags him along towards ropes! MJF reaches out, but White drags him back!! It’s a cover, TWO!!!

MJF stays in this and LA is electric!! MJF reaches out, Cole says keep fighting, and MJF turns things! White pulls the tape on the leg, but MJF TURNS IT OVER!! Now White suffers!! White crawls, reaches out, but MJF puts on as much pressure as he can! White flails, grabs at the ref, and then grabs for ropes! MJF pushes up as far as he can, but White flails to the ROPEBREAK!! The ref undoes the hold, MJF is freed either way, and Cole sneaks his tag title belt. White stares Cole down, they fight over the belt, and White grabs the belt! MJF pushes the ref off him, White BELT SHOTS MJF!!! Cover, TWO?!?!?! MJF survives and Cole is very relieved!

The Forum is electric again as this continues! White snarls at Cole, storms back over to MJF, and he drags MJF away from ropes. MJF claws forward, has the ropes, and the ref counts. White tells the ref to shut up, but then MJF BOOTS White into the ref!! Cole and MJF see what just happened, and MJF smirks. Cole has the Dynamite Diamond Ring! Cole sets it there for MJF, but White gets MJF’s leg! GROUND DRAGON SCREW!! White then grabs for the ring! Cole’s too slow, White puts the ring on his middle finger to flip Cole off with it. Cole panics as he again messes up! White kisses the ring, takes aim, but MJF LOW BLOWS FIRST!!!

The fans are thunderous again as MJF now has the ring! But wait, here come the Gunns! MJF DECKS Austin, he DECKS Colten, and now there’s nothing stopping this! But White clinches! BLADE- NO, MJF slips free to DYNAMITE DIAMOND HAYMAKER!!! MJF covers, the ref is up, MJF WINS!!!!

Winner: MJF, by pinfall (still AEW World Champion)

LA and Cole celebrate as MJF makes it through the night! And finally, The Triple B comes home to MJF! The Brochachos 4 Life raise the belt together, and MJF now completes 365 days! MJF is the longest reigning and the winningest AEW World Champion, but with Samoa Joe’s promised title opportunity still to come, how much longer will MJF be on top?


My Thoughts:

An awesome PPV for AEW, and was it just me or was this shorter? Like, AEW learned to trim the fat for once so that the audience doesn’t get tired. One quick gripe I have is that the opening video narration made no sense for Full Gear. All that talk of “everything comes to an end, what will you do when it comes?” fits more, oh uh maybe Worlds End? The last PPV they are putting on this year, which is like right before New Year’s Eve. Full Gear being in LA, they should’ve gone with a Hollywood theme. I mean, yeah, WWE already did that by having WrestleMania in LA/Hollywood, and Toni Storm is the one with the Hollywood gimmick right now, but c’mon. At least parody California Love or Disneyland.

They still had a full and very entertaining Zero Hour with just three matches instead of four. Awesome match from Eddie VS Lethal for the ROH World title, and of course Triple J tried to get involved, but great move to have Ortiz show up and counteract that. Eddie retains, as I figured, and he’ll surely be on Final Battle against who knows. That is, if he still has the title since he’s willing to put BOTH his belts on the line every single round. And per that, Eddie also lets us know that there’s going to be some kind of AEW Continental Championship as like an answer to a WWE US Championship.

Great match from Claudio VS Buddy and I figured Claudio would win. And of course, great ROH World Tag Team Championship match with Joe & MJF being a kind of dysfunctional yet united front. MJoeF of course wins, but I should’ve figured The Gunns would beat MJF down to make him vulnerable for White. And Cole stepping up to be MJF’s substitute, that was both a logical move, but also something felt suspicious. Awesome main event with how MJF came back to fight White on his own, but Cole almost costing him two different times adds to just how suspicious Cole was tonight. Did Cole want to cost MJF? Who knows, because he still celebrated with MJF after.

I’m more surprised we didn’t get even one whiff of “The Devil of AEW” tonight. Makes me think that person wants us to still think MJF is the guy behind the mask playing both sides. Maybe it’s Cole after all? And that Cole is stringing MJF along until the time is right? And if so, perhaps they want to keep this going until Cole is 100% again so he and MJF can have a proper rematch to settle things once and for all. One thing not as surprising to me was that it was Ospreay as the new signee. I’m not disappointed, I felt it was him on Wednesday because it all makes sense. But I also appreciate him asking fans to wait a little longer, WrestleKingdom 18 is likely Ospreay’s last match as an NJPW talent, where he has to lose the IWGP UK/US title to either Moxley or more likely, David Finlay.

Speaking of Moxley, awesome match from him and Cassidy. Cassidy retaining was a slight surprise to me, but he hit the Orange Punch like half a dozen times so Moxley still looks strong in losing. That’ll probably be the same thing that happens to Moxley at WrestleKingdom where he, Ospreay and Finlay fight their hearts out, and it’s something over the top that allows Finlay to win and be the undisputed Whatever He’ll Call The Championship. But back to AEW, there was also good BCC VS Best Friends beef after, Yuta VS Hook for the FTW Championship is surely up next, I would think Hook retains, he is more FTW vibe than Yuta.

Opening with the Six Man Tag was an interesting choice but it worked out to set the pace for the main show. Of course Ric gets involved in stuff, and I figured Edge’s team would win. Christian Cage will now want revenge, and pretty sure he and Edge will fight over the TNT Championship. Then Toni Storm VS Hikaru Shida was great stuff, and great win for Storm but kinda hard to believe the ref did not see that shiny piece of metal on Storm’s butt. Still great for Storm to be a three-time champion but seems a shame that Shida is always the one getting shortchanged for other champions’ sakes.

Amazing ladder match, though still some risky spots as we’ve seen with AEW/ROH. Very surprised Starks & Morrissey won, and also surprised that the Bucks didn’t use their tag title shot MITB cash-in style. That would’ve been wild, but it probably would’ve also buried Starks & Morrissey. Because then The Bucks would’ve lost those titles right to Golden Jets and that would’ve been too much. Golden Jets winning out was what I figured would happen, making the Bucks go further Heel. Callis being on commentary, would The Bucks really join him? I feel like they hate Callis more than they do Jericho.

Awesome Triple Threat for the TBS Championship, and just as I figured, Julia wins without Kris looking weak since she did the damage. Great for Julia to be the one in The House of Black to have a title, and she probably makes Kris have to earn the rematch rather than use some contract clause. And then an awesome, brutal, gnarly Texas Deathmatch, definitely AEW’s most brutal match ever period. Though small gripe again, this was much like the previous Texas Deathmatch of Starks VS Bryan Danielson, aka a Last Man Standing match disguised as Texas Death. Story wise, I thought Hangman was going to win this. How does the guy who committed BNE win out?

But at the same time, he had Brian Cage help him, so of course Swerve wins. And now that Swerve is 2-0 on Hangman, that must mean he moves on from Hangman and goes after the AEW World Championship. Though, with Joe also getting his shot, and Wardlow waiting to pounce, who knows what happens by Worlds End. There’s also the Continental Classic that needs more entrants in it, and it’d be pretty awesome seeing Joe, Wardlow and Swerve in that. But either way, Swerve really should just move up to go after MJF and the world championship.

My Score: 9.2/10


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

EPISODE 250!

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AEW is going big for this milestone Dynamite!

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS MJF!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview Mark Briscoe & The Acclaimed.

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

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

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

 

“Big Bill” Morrissey is in the ring.

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

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

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

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

 

The Elite speak.

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

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

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

 

AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Nyla Rose!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Jack Perry speaks.

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

 

Toni Storm is here!

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

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

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

 

AEW shares post show footage from Collision.

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

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

 

Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Kazuchika Okada!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by disqualification

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

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

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

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

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

My Score: 9.1/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (7/13/24)

Collision of Honor!

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Who will head to Arlington, Texas?

Mark Briscoe will defend his ROH World Championship at Death Before Dishonor, but will it be Roderick Strong or Dalton Castle that gets their shot?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Konosuke Takeshita VS Tommy Billington; Takeshita wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS London Lightning, Shawn Moore & Michael Allen Richard Clark; The Bang Bang Gang wins.
  • ROH World Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Roderick Strong VS Dalton Castle; Roddy wins and will challenge for the title at Death Before Dishonor.
  • Nyla Rose VS Ava Lawless; Nyla wins.
  • Top Flight VS Anthony Ogogo & Lee Moriarty; Top Flight wins.
  • Skye Blue VS Harley Cameron; Skye wins.
  • Orange Cassidy & Kyle O’Reilly VS The Kingdom; The Kingdom wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Konosuke Takeshita VS Tommy Billington!

The Alpha of the Don Callis Family is still hunting down championship opportunities, but titles are more elusive than you’d think. Will tonight be Takeshita’s night to earn a shot? Or will he underestimate the new Dynamite Kid?

The bell rings, the fans rally up, and the two circle. The two tie up, and Takeshita shoves Tommy away! Takeshita eggs Tommy on, they tie up again, and Tommy arm-drags Takeshita! The two circle again, Tommy headlocks, but Takeshita powers out. They RAM shoulders, RAM shoulders again, and again! Takeshita BOOTS Tommy, whips, but Tommy runs Takeshita over! The fans fire up while Takeshita bails out and dusts himself off. The fans rally, Tommy waits on Takeshita, and Takeshita goes back to the ring. Takeshita and Tommy circle again, tie up, and Takeshita puts Tommy in a corner. Tommy powers back, they go along the ropes and into another corner.

The ref counts, Takeshita pie faces Tommy, but Tommy SHOTGUSN him! Takeshita comes back, Tommy dodges to headlocks but Takeshita powers out. Tommy ducks ‘n’ dodges and runs Takeshita over! Tommy keeps going but Takeshita dodges the dropkick! Takeshita smirks and ROCKS Tommy with right hands. The ref reprimands but Takeshita stomps Tommy and CHOKES him on ropes. The ref counts, Takeshita lets off to whip, but Tommy reverses. Takeshita stops himself, but Tommy runs up to CROSSBODY! Both men fall out of the ring and the fans rally up. Tommy CLUBS Takeshita, then scoops to SLAM!

The fans rally and Tommy drags Takeshita back up. Tommy smacks Takeshita off the apron, SMACKS him off it again, and again! Tommy RAMS Takeshita into the railing, then sends him back into the ring. Tommy climbs a corner while Takeshita is down, but then Takeshita springs up! Takeshita trips Tommy up top and fires some elbows. Takeshita smirks, goes up and he fires shots., Tommy gives those back, and then Tommy HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS! Takeshita roars, and then BITES Tommy on the head! Takeshita drags Tommy to the very top, SUPER DUPER PLEX! Cover, TWO!

The fans rally as Tommy stays in this. Takeshita clamps on a chinlock, Tommy endures, and fights up as the fans rally. Takeshita KNEES Tommy in the back, and KNEES him again! Takeshita has the motorcycle stretch but Tommy still endures. The fans rally up, Takeshita keeps the stretch on Tommy, but Tommy powers up! Tommy fights to turn this, but Takeshita turns things back onto Tommy. Tommy still endures, so Takeshita ROCKS him! Tommy ROCKS Takeshita! They go forearm to forearm and fans fire up. Takeshita ROCKS Tommy! Takeshita scoops, Tommy slips free, but Takeshita switches. They go around and around, Takeshita POSTS Tommy!

The fans boo but Takeshita soaks it all up. Tommy is writhing on the floor as Collision goes picture in picture.

Takeshita goes out to fetch Tommy, but he’s in no hurry. Takeshita whips Tommy hard into railing! Tommy falls in a heap but Takeshita storms up. Takeshita drags Tommy up and into the ring, then wrenches him for a whip. Tommy hits the buckles hard! Takeshita snarls as he storms up and stands Tommy up. Takeshita whips, Tommy KICKS! Takeshita ROLLING ELBOWS in return! Tommy falls but Takeshita sits him up into a chinlock. Takeshita grinds Tommy down, but Tommy pries at the grip! The fans rally, Tommy rises up, and Tommy fires body shots. Takeshita CLAWS Tommy’s eyes! The ref reprimands while Tommy staggers away.

Takeshita runs corner to corner but Tommy dodges! Takeshita goes up and out to the floor! The cameraman got out of the way this time, he learned from Mortis landing on him last week. Takeshita shakes out the bad leg, but Tommy goes to a corner. Tommy climbs up, takes aim, and Collision returns to single picture as he SUPER CROSSBODIES! Down goes Takeshita and the fans fire up! Tommy puts Takeshita in and goes up again. Calgary fires up as Tommy MISSILE DROPKICKS! Tommy kips up, the fans fire up, and he whips. Tommy LARIATS Takeshita and then snap suplexes! Even Callis admits Tommy is impressive!

Tommy climbs up a corner, but Takeshita rises to ROCK him again! Takeshita then ROCKET LAUNCHES Tommy! The fans boo but Takeshita lines up a shot. Tommy slowly rises, fans rally up, but Takeshita runs corner to corner, only for Tommy to dodge! Tommy runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then tilt-o-whirls! And he manages a gut wrench!? Takeshita flips that around on Tommy and tuck shim in! But Tommy kicks and flails, to gut wrench back! TOMBSTONE!! But Tommy can’t make the cover! The fans rally even harder as Tommy crawls to a corner. Tommy drags himself up to the top, and the fans fire up again!

Tommy aims to DYNAMITE DIVING HEADBUTT FLOP! Takeshita shakes his head and wags his finger, he wasn’t gonna get hit with that one. Takeshita snarls and watches Tommy go to the apron. Takeshita storms up, drags him up, suplexes, but Tommy slips free! The standing switch returns again and again, and Takeshita snatches Tommy into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Tommy survives that whirlpool but Takeshita hauls him up! Takeshita vows to end this, but Tommy slips out of the bomb! Takeshita blocks the cradle to suplex! Tommy slips free again, O’Conner Roll! TWO!!

Takeshita is up, and he BOOTS Tommy! Tommy wobbles, but he ELBOWS back! Tommy whips, Takeshita breaks through the lariat, to LARIAT!! The fans boo but Takeshita takes aim again. Tommy sits up, into the POWER DRIVE KNEE!! Cover, Takeshita wins!

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall

Callis is calling it “The T Trigger,” as if to poke fun at Kenny Omega. But whatever the move’s name, it was a big win for Takeshita. Callis joins Takeshita in the ring to celebrate, but Callis also has a mic. “I have something important to say.” The fans boo even more now. Callis says “This young man right here, he wrestled the match of a lifetime against Takeshita. C’mon, kid.” Tommy sits up and Callis introduces himself. And he says that was a tremendous effort. When Callis looks at Tommy, just 23 years old, the blood of the original Dynamite Kid in his veins, Callis says Tommy has everything he is looking for.

In fact, Callis was thinking on this back. He remembered his mentor, Bad News Allen, was also a mentor to Dynamite Kid. Now, Callis can be Tommy’s mentor. The fans boo but Callis says Bad News and Dynamite Kid would want this! So let’s seal the deal with a handshake! Welcome to the Don Callis Family! The fans boo and say “NO! NO! NO!” Tommy is conflicted. But he takes the handshake?! Callis smiles and asks for an official answer. Tommy looks him in the eyes, and says, “Kiss my ass!” Callis is furious! He SLAPS Tommy! Takeshita says hold on, they can still make this work. But then Tommy grabs Callis!

Takeshita CLUBS Tommy down, stomps him, and even Callis gets his shots in. He calls for back-up, and here comes Kyle Fletcher! The Aussie Arrow steps in to get his shots in! They stand Tommy up so Callis can swing on Tommy! WAIT! FTR is here!? Calgary fires up as Cash & Dax storm out here! The Top Guys throw hands with Fletcher & Takeshita! The fans fire up for FTR as Dax CHOPS Takeshita down! Cash CLUBS away on Kyle, Kyle flops out of the ring, and Callis has his family regroup and retreat! Dax offers a hand, and Tommy takes it. The fans cheer as FTR and Tommy stand tall together. Will they make the Callis Family learn a thing about respect?

 

Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS London Lightning, Shaun Moore & Michael Allen Richard Clark!

Juice Robinson & The Gunns are here, and these #CollisionCowboys are looking to keep up their momentum as AEW heads for Wembley. Will the Unified World Trios Champions be more than ready to go All In?

The trios sort out and the fans rally for “JUICE! JUICE! JUICE!” as he starts against Moore. Juice gives Moore a free shot, so Moore headlocks him. Juice powers up and out, tags Colten, and then Colten tags Austin. Bang Bang Gang hit a body shot, KNEE LIFT, and LARIAT! Juice adds a SENTON, then Colten SPINNING SPLASHES! Austin runs to “GUNS UP!” AX HANDLE! The ref reprimands, but Austin brings Moore around. Austin makes Moore do gun fingers, then he back suplexes. Moor lands out, hot tag to MARC! But Austin dodges, dodges, then trips MARC! Austin says bang bang, tag to Colten.

The Gunns get MARC up, and Colten DROPKICKS him down! Guns Up fist bump! London runs in but Juice JABS, JABS, and JABS! LEFT HAND O’ GOD! London falls out, Juice says beat MARC’s ass! Feed to the 3:10 TO YUMA! Cover, Bang Bang Gang wins!

Winners: The Bang Bang Gang, by pinfall

Bullet Club Gold made quick work of this match, and then Austin gets a mic. He hands that to Colten and Colten says, “Guns up for my Calgary Gold Members~! Alright, the good news is, you got to see the Bang Bang Gang, the best trios champions in the world! The bad news, last week, that turtleneck douchebag, Christian, hurt Jay White. But it’s okay, because as a quarter of the Trios Champions,” Juice can now officially BE a champion! Juice says well, he hates to say they were right but they were right. Tony Khan should’ve anointed Juice when he was told to. Now he has no choice! So with Jay White on the bench, you are lookin’ at THE A E W Unified Trios Champions!

But then someone says hold on, hold on. Christopher Daniels is here, and he doesn’t wanna make the bad news worse, but the thing is… When a team member gets hurt, they cannot allow a substitute. The fans are upset but Daniels says he must STRIP the Bang Bang Gang of those titles! Bullet Club Gold is mad, they thought Daniels was cool! But wait, here comes The Patriarchy… Christian Cage leads Mother Shayna, his “Prodigy Son” Nick Wayne, and Killswitch-Luchasaurus out. Christian tells Calgary to sit down and shut their mouths while he conducts business. Now, Daniels, that is the right call by stripping the Bang Bang Gang.

Now make another right call and anoint The Patriarchy the NEW champions right here and right now! The fans boo that even more! Daniels tells Christian to hold on. Tony Khan is not gonna like that idea any better. But here’s an idea Daniels has that TK is sure to love. Let’s have a Trios Championship match of The Bang Bang Gang VS The Patriarchy, the winners become THE Unified Trios Champions! Austin says let’s make it even easier! Let’s just do it here and now in Calgary! And if Christian ain’t down with that, they’ve got two words for him! GUNS UP!

Christian asks if Bang Bang Gang really wants to do this here and now. YES! Well, then that depends on if the fans want it. The fans cheer “YES! YES! YES!” Well of course they do, they are so desperate to see a championship since The Flames will never get one. That said, the Patriarchy ARE the next champions, BUT they aren’t tarnishing their victory by having it in Calgary. See you down the road, Bang Bang Gang. Captain Charisma is crafty, when and where will he and his “sons” step up to the challenge?

 

The House of Black speaks.

Malakai says, “Writing history is a delicate thing, Arlington, Texas. Because next week, you will be witness when The House of Black starts building what will be the foundation of Wembley.” Brody King barks, but what could they mean by that?

 

AEW shares Jeff Jarrett’s reunion with Martha & Oje Hart.

Never in Double J’s wildest dreams could he have imagined being in Calgary for his friend. After Wednesday Night Dynamite, the world now knows how special Owen Hart was as not just a wrestler but as a man. Martha is so happy that AEW has been able to honor Owen. Owen would be so happy to see this tribute. Oje says it was here in the Stampede Park that he and Jarrett met over 25 years ago. He’s never felt closer to his dad than doing these events.

Jarrett may not have won this year’s Owen Hart Cup, but can he make sure next year’s is even bigger and better?

 

ROH World Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Roderick Strong w/ The Kingdom VS Dalton Castle w/ The Outrunners!

Death Before Dishonor is less than two weeks away, and Mark Briscoe needs himself a challenger! Two former ROH World Champions, who are no strangers to each other, do battle once again to become such a challenger. Will it be the Savior of the Backbreaker or The Peacock that faces The Sussex County Chicken in Arlington?

The bell rings, the two circle, and The Kingdom is already barking at Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd. Roddy and Castle tie up, Castle waistlocks but Roddy wrenches. Roddy slaps Castle around and taunts him. Castle rolls away to ropes and cools of. The fans rally up, the two circle again, and Castle picks a leg to trip Roddy and gator roll him. Castle waistlocks but Roddy goes under the ropes. The ref counts and Calgary is behind Castle as he lets Roddy go. Roddy bails out and regroups with The Kingdom. Taven blocks out the Castle chants, then Roddy rushes in. Castle gets around to waistlock and wrangle Roddy!

Roddy fights up, Castle shifts, but Roddy fights off the chinlock. Castle pushes him to a cover, ONE, but Castle holds onto a leg to keep Roddy down. Roddy BOOTS Castle with the other leg! Castle bails out and he regroups with his new boys, The Outrunners. They pump up for him, and the flexing inspires him! Castle feels that energy, he starts doing laps around the ring, though staying away from The Kingdom. Castle gets in to fire off forearms and CHOPS on Roddy! Castle lifts Roddy but Roddy scrambles onto the ropes. Roddy ROCKS Castle, bumps him off buckles again and again, then goes up the corner.

Castle trips Roddy up! Castle goes to the apron, runs in from the adjacent corner, and he KNEES Roddy to the floor! The fans fire up and Castle flexes! Roddy regroups with The Kingdom again but Castle storms his way over. The Kingdom stands in his way, and Roddy sucker punches Castle! Roddy pushes Castle to the ring but Castle tiger feint RANAS! The fans fire up and Castle puts Roddy in the ring. Castle argues with Taven, old rivalry there too. The Outrunners get in The Kingdom’s faces, and they flex on ’em! But then Roddy WRECKS Castle with a dropkick! Roddy hauls Castle up to BARRIER BACK SUPLEX!

The Kingdom gloats while the fans boo, and Roddy shouts “Who’s the man now?!” while Collision goes picture in picture.

Roddy SLAPS Castle with the foam guard, then puts him in the ring. The ref has The Kingdom and Outrunners stand down. Roddy stomps Castle, drags him up, and puts him in a corner. Roddy CHOPS Castle, CHOPS again, but Castle ROCKS Roddy with a forearm! Castle CHOPS, but Roddy kicks low and fires off hands! Roddy clamps onto Castle with a chinlock and grinds him down. Castle endures, fights up as the fans rally, and he fires body shots. Castle is free, but Roddy DROPKICKS him down! Cover, TWO! Roddy clamps onto Castle with another chinlock, but Castle endures. Roddy shifts it into a CAMEL CLUTCH!

Castle endures being bent back, pries at the grip, but then Roddy fishhooks his face! The ref reprimands, The Outrunners rally as hard as they can as Castle continues to fight, but Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Roddy pushes Castle to a cover, TWO! Castle is still in this but Roddy tells him to stay down. Roddy tells fans to shut up, and he kicks Castle around. Castle goes to ropes, Roddy drags him up, and then CHOPS! Castle staggers, Roddy scuffs him, and then Roddy storms up. Castle blocks a kick to reel Roddy in for a BIG back suplex! The fans fire up as Castle roars! Castle rises, Roddy runs up, but Castle blocks a punch to DECK him! And DECK him again! And again! Roddy goes to a corner, Castle runs in to JUMP KNEE! And LARIAT! And JULIE NEWMAR BULLDOG! Cover, TWO!

Castle is annoyed but he CLUBS away on Roddy with elbows, then KNEES Roddy in the side. Castle waistlocks, but Roddy pries the hold open. Roddy ELBOWS Castle, swings, but into an EXPLODER SUPLEX! The fans fire up and Roddy rises. But Castle just hits him with another EXPLODER! And then Castle waistlocks, but Roddy grabs the corner! The ref counts, Castle lets go at 4, but then he JUMP KNEES again! The fans fire up and The Outrunners say one more! Castle goes corner to corner but Roddy dodges! Castle tumbles up and out and Taven talks trash on him. The ref tells Taven to back up.

The ring count starts, The Outrunners storm up on The Kingdom. Roddy goes to the apron to join Castle, and he waistlocks. Castle fires elbows but Roddy fires body shots. Castle clings to ropes but Roddy CLUBS him. Roddy hits an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Roddy shoves Castle in, covers, TWO! Castle shows that toughness that made him a champion, but Roddy is aiming for his head. Roddy runs up, Castle dodges, and Alabama Lift! BANGAAAA- NO, Roddy victory rolls! Castle sits on the cover, TWO!! Roddy escapes, stands up, and he runs in, but back into the Alabama Lift! BANGAAA- NO, Roddy slips free and STRONG KNEES! Cover, RODDY WINS!!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender tot he ROH World Championship)

That was almost a knockout victory there! That’s how strong Roddy is, but will he prove he’s the strongest when he takes on Mark Briscoe? Speaking of…

Mark Briscoe speaks.

“Now the fine gentlemen in the AEW front office blessed me with a week off. Thank you very much, folks. But ain’t no weeks off around here, baby! Ain’t no days off around here! This is Sandy Bah God Fork, Delaware. We dem boys, baby! Ain’t no days off! I’ve been in this ring for hours now, bustin’ my ass, gettin’ my lungs right. Cuz in just a matter of a couple weeks, I got Blood & Guts comin’ up, Team AEW VS The Elite. Blood & Guts! The Elite! I think y’all’re a little over dressed for Blood & Guts. You might get some blood or your guts on your suits. I’m a chicken farmer, baby! Blood & Guts is what I do! That’s my currency, baby! Blood, guts, ‘n’ chicken *hit!”

Mark says The Elite can’t get dirty, they can’t get down with him! And not only that, but just earlier on this very evening, he just found out, two nights later, after Nashville, Tennessee, Blood & Guts, it’ll be Mark Briscoe VS Roderick Strong in Dallas, Texas, for the ROH World title. Roddy, you a former world champion yourself, and they’ve done this dance many times. But hey, Mark is a bit wiser. He only had two kids back then. Look at the salt in his pepper. See that wisdom? But he also knows “OC,” Orange Cassidy, and Kyle O’Reilly are gonna do their thing taking out Bennett & Taven. “Roddy, in Texas, yo ass is MINE!”

 

Program loading.

“Holo.grm” is coming to AEW, but just who is he? We find out, next week!

 

Stokely Hathaway & Kris Statlander talk backstage.

Big Stoke appreciates what Stat did last Wednesday night. Kris says that was divine. Stoke played the gifs over and over again. Lexy Nair walks over to ask them about that moment they got involved with Willow Nightingale’s match. What were their intentions? Their intentions? C’mon, Lexy, you know Stokely’s a hater and Kris is petty, so there was no way they were gonna let Willow get away with what she did to them. Stokely tells Willow that he hoped Kris had knocked some sense into her, but it seems he’s talking to someone whose favorite color is the number three.

Stoke will out and say it! Willow is the biggest con artist in AEW history! Every week, Willow walks out here to preach positivity and that smiling will make everything work out. Well, Willow, how has everything worked out for you? Stoke doesn’t think it’s gone well at all. Truth be told, everything Willow has gotten this year has been because of Stoke & Kris. There is an old saying: “I’ve brought you into this world and I can take you out.” Kris says this will never end for Willow. Kris & Stoke storm off, but what more can they possibly do to the Babe with the Power now?

 

Nyla Rose VS Ava Lawless!

The Native Beast is back in AEW, looking to return to the top of the food chain. Will Ava just be an appetizer? Or will “The Hellion” make Nyla lose her appetite?

The bell rings and the fans rally for Ava. The two tie up, Nyla waistlocks but Ava fires elbows. Ava is free, she fires more shots, then winds up to ROCK Nyla! Ava runs, ducks Nyla’s lariat and wrenches, but Nyla stuffs the STO! Nyla choke grips and CHOKE SLAMS Ava! The fans fire up as Nyla storms around. Ava stands up, Nyla SPLASHES her in the corner! Then Nyla whips Ava back in, reels her in, and suplexes Ava high and hard! Nyla rolls through to deadlift and GOURD BUSTER! Ava sits up, into a SUPERKICK! Nyla fires up, reels Ava back in, for the BEAST BOMB! Cover, Nyla wins!

Winner: Nyla Rose, by pinfall

Ring rust is not a thing with Nyla Rose, and she barely broke a sweat here. Will The Native Beast make ever women’s champion in AEW and ROH her prey?

 

Top Flight w/ Action Andretti VS Anthony Ogogo & Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor!

ROH just saw Darius & Dante Martin team up with Action Andretti to take on Shane Taylor Promotions in full, and that match was won by Shane Taylor Promotions. But now it will be 2v2, will it still be “Rumble, Bad Man, Rumble?” Or can Top Flight take flight to climb up the tag team rankings?

The teams sort out and Angel Dorado starts against #TAIGASTYLE. They circle, tie up, and Lee wrenches to a wristlock. Lee HEADBUTTS the hand, but Dante flips and wrenches back. Lee spins to then slip through and step over, to arm-drag! Dante shakes that off while Lee mockingly applauds. Lee poses, then he and Dante circle. They feel things out, knuckle lock, and then Dante wrenches to snapmare and step over to sunset flip, TWO! Dante ghost pins, TWO! Dante rolls Lee into another ghost pin, TWO! Lee is frustrated but Dante arm-drags him down for an armlock. Lee fights up and pulls hair!

The ref reprimands, Lee arm-drags but Dante holds on to arm-drag again! Lee fights up, Dante wrenches him to YANK the arm. Tag to Darius and they whip Lee to then DROPKICK him down! Cover, TWO! Darius KNEES Lee in the back, clamps on, but Lee RAMS him into the corner. Tag to Ogogo and he ROCKS Darius! Oogog snapmares Darius to run and UPPERCUT him down! Cover, TWO! Ogogo is annoyed but he drags Darius up. Ogogo kicks Darius to a corner, stomps him, then UPPERCUTS. Ogogo whips Darius back in, runs up, but Darius goes up and over! Ogogo blocks the arm-drag but Darius turns it to a backslide! TWO!

Ogogo BODY SHOTS Darius, fireman’s carries, but Darius slips free. Darius shoves Ogogo to the corner and RAMS! Tag to Dante, CHOP and LARIAT! Tag back to Darius and he goes to suplex, but Ogogo blocks! Dante saves Darius from Ogogo’s suplex, and Darius snap suplexes after all! Dante then SLINGSHOT SENTONS! Dante scuffs Ogogo, tags Darius, and Darius drops a leg. Cover, ONE! Darius keeps on Ogogo, bumps him off buckles, and the ref has Darius back up. Darius run sin but Ogogo puts him on the apron. Darius ROCKS Ogogo, fights off Lee, but Ogogo reels Darius in through the ropes!

The ref counts, Ogogo lets Darius go, and Lee KICKS Darius down! The fans boo but Ogogo drags Darius up. Ogogo wrenches, CLUBS Darius, and Shane likes what he sees as Ogogo wrenches again. Ogogo puts Darius in a corner while Collision goes picture in picture.

Ogogo HEADBUTTS Darius, HEADBUTTS again, then brings Darius out to scoop and SLAM! Cover, TWO! Ogogo is annoyed but he drags Darius up. Ogogo bumps him off buckles, tags in Lee, and now Lee fires hands on Darius. The ref counts, Lee stomps a mudhole, but he lets off at 4. Lee fires up, then stands Darius up to wrench. Lee snapmares Darius, traps the arm, and SNAP LOCKS it! Lee stands Darius up, bumps him off buckles, and tags Ogogo. STP mugs Darius, then Ogogo RAMS him. Ogogo runs side to side to BOOT Darius, then comes back to run him over! Cocky cover, TWO! Ogogo drags Darius up to whip him back to the corner.

Ogogo runs in but Darius BOOTS Ogogo! Darius DECKS Lee, runs up, but Ogogo catches him! Ogogo throws Darius back, Darius rebounds and slides under! Ogogo grabs a leg, but Darius hops up! Darius ENZIGIRI, but Ogogo ducks it! Ogogo drops an elbow, then bumps Darius off buckles. Tag to Lee and he hits a SNAP HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Lee stays on Darius with an armlock, and he bends the fingers! Darius endures while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Lee is still torturing Darius’ arm. Darius endures, the fans rally for Top Flight, and Darius fights up. But Lee pulls hair to wrangle Darius back down! The fans still rally, Darius still fights up, and Darius fires body shots! Lee wrenches but Darius fires hands! Lee wrenches again, but Darius fires more hands! Darius reaches for Dante but Lee WRINGS the arm out! Lee soaks up the heat, then lines up a shot. Lee runs in, into a SNAP GERMAN! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Lee and Darius crawl, hot tags to Ogogo and Dante! Dante fires off on Ogogo with forearm after forearm!

Lee gets back in but Dante JUMP KNEES him away! Dante lines up a shot, Ogogo ducks the Buzzsaw! Ogogo shoves Dante, runs in, but Dante avoids him int he corner! Dante goes up, around and GAMANGIRIS! Springboard CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Ogogo survives but Dante keeps his focus. The fans rally, Dante drags Ogogo up but Ogogo fireman’s carries! Dante slips free, shoves, but Ogogo blocks the sobat! So Dante rolls that to a cradle! TWO, and Dante JUMP KNEES Ogogo! Tag to Darius, Dante whips but Ogogo reverses. Darius helps Dante go up and over, but Ogogo RAMS Darius to the corner!

Dante runs in, Ogogo dodges to pop-up HAYMAKER! Dante falls out of the ring, Ogogo tags Lee. Darius ENZIGIRIS Ogogo down, but Lee spins Darius around! Darius fireman’s carries, Lee slips free. Lee waistlocks but Darius fights the O’Conner. So Lee pop-up LARIATS Darius down! Cover, TWO! Lee snarls, he ROCKS Darius with haymaker after haymaker! Darius body shots but Lee fires up! Lee fires more shots, but Darius fires in return! Darius ROCKS Lee, winds up, but Lee blocks a kick to ROCK Darius! Darius CHOPS, Lee BOOTS, and Lee half nelsons. Darius slips free, BULLDOG HOTSHOT and GAMANGIRI!

Darius fires up, steps in, but the ref is checking Lee. Lee sits up, Shane YANKS Darius down! Darius flounders, but Action goes up! SUPER CROSSBODY onto Big Bad Shaney T! Lee O’Conner Rolls Darius with bridge! TWO!! Lee fires up, Darius ducks the leg lariat! Fireman’s carry, F5 DDT!! Cover, TOP FLIGHT WINS!

Winners: Top Flight, by pinfall

STP won 3v3 but Top Flight won 2v2, only for Shane to CLOBBER Darius and Action! The fans boo as Shane Taylor Promotions are sore losers! Shane gets Dante as he gets in the ring! Shane has Ogogo stand Action up, and Shane DECKS Action with that killer right hand! Shane says this is what you get every single time! They are the baddest men you’ve ever seen! But will this dangerous trio soon become the baddest champions you’ve ever seen?

 

Backstage interview with Deonna Purrazzo.

Lexy Nair is with The Virtuosa and brings up her attack on Thunder Rosa and Rachael Ellering last night on Rampage. Deonna promised that wherever Rosa went, she would follow. Well, that’s not all that she promised. She also promised to burn AEW down to recreate it in her own image, and bring about The Age of The Virtuosa. If that means rearranging Rosa’s anatomy, that is par for the course. Speaking of, donde es La Mera Mera? Rosa steps right in! Rosa says she spoke to her therapist, because it has really bothered her. She is just sick and tired of all this! The running away, the hide ‘n’ seek, everything!

But the one thing that was clear to Rosa, is that she has to wait until the bell rings so that she can beat Deonna straight. Oh, is that what Rosa thinks will happen? She wants a bell to ring so Deonna can beat her in another  standard match? Or maybe in another No Disqualifications match? No, no, no. Why not just save us all the trouble and lie down for Deonna to pin you now. Rosa says Deonna is just so funny. But hey, it’s okay. Deonna has made a lot of enemies here, more than she can believe. Next week on Collision, in Rosa’s home state of Texas, Rosa’s new friends, and some of Deonna’s “acquaintances,” will all watch Rosa break Deonna’s face.

Because next week, it will be a LUMBERJACK MATCH! Deonna says all Rosa does is yap yap yap. Rosa tells Deonna off in Espanol, but will they both be speaking the universal language of an ass kicking next week in Texas?

 

Backstage interview with Nyla Rose.

The Native Beast is in a very good mood as she joins Lexy, and Lexy congratulates her on the win tonight. But Nyla has something to say so the floor is hers. Nyla wants to say she’s doing great! She goes to leave, but then steps back and and says there is one little thing more. You all like wrestling? Then let’s talk about it. A few days, Nyla noticed a little tweet on her Twitter feed, put out by The CEO. Nyla loves the dance, but hey, guess what? Mercedes Mone issued an Open Challenge for Dynamite 250! Little Rock, Arkansas, to anyone except Dr. Britt Baker, DMD. Well, last time Nyla checked, she ain’t a dentist, but she does knock teeth out.

Listen: Nyla has what it takes! She was on the first ever Dynamite, she is a former AEW Women’s World Champion,, she won the first ever Women’s Casino Battle Royal, and is the first woman on the AEW roster to make it to 100 wins total. So next week, Dynamite 250, Nyla may not have ever driven a Mercedes, but she’s damn sure gonna wreck one! SKRRRR~! The Native Beast wants to finally have some gold back around her waist, will she waste Mone to get it?

 

Skye Blue VS Harley Cameron w/ Saraya!

A new look for the Chicago Skye, but her attitude is just as bitter as ever. Meanwhile, The Outcasts’ Aussie of anarchy is as bonkers as ever! With all this talk of championships, who puts themselves in the conversation with a big win here in Calgary?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Harley and Skye both pull hair, and then they let off. They both dodge the other, Saraya distracts Skye, and Harley rolls Skye up! TWO, Skye kicks Harley low! Skye whips, Harley reverses then runs in to SPLASH! Harley digs her boot into Skye, shrieks as she does, but lets off as the ref counts. Skye snarls and she puts Harley in the corner to return the favor! The ref counts, Skye lets off at 4, then Skye whips corner to corner. Skye runs in, but Harley slips free! Harley ROUNDHOUSES Skye away, goes up and slingshots in to LARIAT! Harley then ELBOWS away on Skye!

Harley rallies the fans, and ELBOWS again! Naughty cover, TWO! Skey flounders but Harley stalks her. Harley pushes Skye, climbs up, and she rains down fists! But Skye slips free, tucks Harley in, and CHEEKY NANDOS! That had some sauce on it! Saraya says Harley is making a mess! Skye BOOTS Harley out of the ring! Saraya gets in Skye’s face again but Harley reels Skye in, RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Harley dribbles Skye off the floor, the ref reprimands, and Harley lets off. Harley steps away and Saraya talks trash while Collision goes picture in picture.

Saraya talks trash even though we can’t hear her. Harley CLUBS Skye, pushes her against the apron, and CHOPS! Skye sputters, but she SLAPS Harley back! Harley SMACKS Skye off the apron, pushes her into the ring, then storms in after her. Harley drags Skye up to whip and ELBOW her down! Cover, TWO! Harley stalks Skye to ropes to CHOKE her! The ref counts, Harley lets off, but Harley also argues with the ref so Saraya can fire off knees on Skye! Saraya gets away with all that, then Harley scuffs Skey. Harley stomps Skye, drags her up, but Skye fires body shots! Harley ROCKS Skye, ROCKS Her again, but Skye ROCKS her back!

Skye fires off shots, whips, but Harley reverses. Harley runs Skye over, covers, TWO! Saraya coaches Harley and she looms over Skye. Harley drags Skye up, but Skey fires more body shots. Skye ROCKS Harley again, but Harley ducks ‘n’ dodge! DOUBLE LARIATS take both ladies down, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Skye runs in at the ropes to SHINING WIZARD! She snapmares Harley hard, then runs up. Skye blocks a kick, KNEES Harley, and hits a TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Saraya is relieved but Skye is frustrated as she stalks Harley. Skye fireman’s carries but Harley fights with elbows. Harley ROCKS Skye, whips her to a corner, but Skye reverses. Skye runs in, but Harley goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO!! Skye escapes, stands up, but Harley wrenches for some SOLE FOOD! Cover, TWO!! Skye survives and Harley is shocked! Saraya says she’s still proud of Harley, though.

Harley drags Skye up but Skye drags her into a cradle! TWO and Harley mule kicks. Harley runs to SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO!! Skye survives again and Harley is furious! Saraya asks how Aubrey is a ref when she can’t count right! Harley stalks Skye to ropes, brings her up to CLUB her, then BACK- NO! Skye holds ropes to stop the backstabber, and now jackknife bridge! TWO, and Harley spins Skye to ROCK her again! Skye SUPERKICKS back! Skye fireman’s carries for the T K O! Roll back, into a DRAGON SLEEPER HEAD ‘N’ ARM TRIANGLE! Harley TAPS, Skye wins!

Winner: Skye Blue, by submission

Saraya can’t believe what just happened! But Skye is rising, will she finally be golden for the Summer?

 

Skye Blue speaks.

“You see that? You see that? These b*tches need to start putting some respect on my name! Because I am one of the best here. So maybe just to get it through their heads, I have to beat one of the best on the entire roster. So… Hikaru Shida… the so-called Greatest AEW Women’s World Champ of all time… Next week, I want you one-on-one.” Skye calls out the Shining Samurai, will Shida make Skye put some respect on her name?

 

Orange Cassidy & Kyle O’Reilly VS The Kingdom!

The Conglomeration has been itching for a fight with Roderick Strong, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett, and we’ll be seeing part of that when Mark Briscoe takes on Roddy at Death Before Dishonor. The other two-thirds are in action now, will this be a Violently Squeezed victory for Cassidy & Kyle? Or will Taven & Bennett show us why they’re ROH World Tag Team Champions?

The teams sort out and Kyle starts against Taven. Taven tells Kyle that they’re still friends, he doesn’t wanna do this. Taven tags Bennett, and Bennett circles with Kyle. But then Bennett also gets second thoughts, and he bails out. The Kingdom doesn’t wanna fight their “friend” but the fans chant “WUSSIES! WUSSIES!” So Cassidy tags in to DIVE onto them both! The fans fire up and Cassidy puts Bennett in. Cassidy goes up top, Bennett gets under the jump. Bennett headlocks, Cassidy powers up and out, but Bennett runs him over. Cassidy UP KICKS, Bennett comes back to headlock. Cassidy powers out, ducks down then hurdles.

Cassidy arm-drags Bennett but Bennett arm-drags back! Cassidy arm-drags again, then avoids Bennett’s arm-drag! The fans cheer but Taven gets in. Taven waistlocks, Cassidy switches and shoves Taven into Bennett. Cassidy then back drops Taven, and has hands up! Bennett runs up but Cassidy blocks the kick. Cassidy spins Bennett, headlocks, but Bennett powers up and out. Cassidy tags Kyle, dodges Bennett, then puts hands in pockets before bailing. Bennett runs around and Kyle KICKS! And KICKS! And whips, to then kitchen sink knee! Bennett sputters, Taven runs in, but Kyle blocks the kick!

Taven apologizes and says he still doesn’t wanna fight. But then he pokes Kyle in the eyes! Taven says that is why he doesn’t wanna do this. But Cassidy runs in to tilt-o-whirl. Taven stops that, suplexes, but gets STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy holds Taven in place so Kyle can AX and SMASH! Bennett stands, blocks a kick, but Kyle rolls to pick the ANKLE LOCK! Bennett endures, reaches out, and he rolls! Taven GAMANGIRIS Kyle, but Cassidy DECKS Taven! Cassidy dodges Bennett, SHOVES him out, then Cassidy DIVES! Direct hit and Bennett hits railing! Cassidy sends Bennet to the apron but Bennett rebounds, BOSTON BAYONET!

Bennett talks smack on Cassidy, goes to the ring, but Kyle catches him for a SLEEPER! Bennett JAWBREAKERS free, then waistlocks. Kyle switches, hops on, SLEEPER BACKPACK! Bennett endures, calls Taven, and they PROTON PACK Kyle down! Cover, Cassidy breaks it! The fans cheer, Taven storms up, and Roddy cheers his team from commentary. Cassidy TOSSES Taven first, though! Then he dodges Bennett to SHOTGUN! But JUST THE TIP hits Cassidy! Kyle storms up, Taven ROCKS him! Taven again apologizes but what’s done is done. Taven runs, into a KNEE! Kyle snapmares Taven, Bennett ROCKS him!

Kyle yoyos in ropes to DOUBLE LARIAT The Kingdom! The fans fire up as all three men are down! Roddy is conflicted as Collision goes picture in picture.

Cassidy crawls on the outside, Taven bails out, leaving Kyle and Bennett in the ring. Kyle and Bennett crawl, hot tags to Taven and Cassidy! Cassidy and Taven fire off fast hands! Taven knees low, whips Cassidy, but Cassidy tumbles up and out to then bump Taven off buckles. Cassidy dribbles Taven off the buckles again and again, pauses, then again! Cassidy goes up the corner but Taven distracts the ref so that Bennett can trip Cassidy up! Roddy smiles as Cassidy falls to the mat. Bennett tag sin, he drags Cassidy up, and Bennett CHOPS! Cassidy sputters, Bennett ROCKS him! And CHOPS him! Cassidy falls, Bennett soaks up the heat.

Bennett stays between Cassidy and Kyle, mocks the hands in pockets, then stomps Cassidy. Roddy is having fun now as Bennett whips Cassidy to ropes. Bennett ELBOWS Cassidy down, covers, TWO! Bennett clamps on with a chinlock and he grinds Cassidy down. Cassidy fights up, pries at the hold, then fires body shots. Bennett ROCKS Cassidy, tags Taven, and The Kingdom mugs Cassidy as Collision returns to single picture. But then Cassidy starts fighting back! The fans fire up as but Taven knees low. The Kingdom mugs Cassidy more, then whips him to ropes. POP-UP BAYONET! Cover, TWO!!

The fans fire up but Taven drags Cassidy over. Tag to Bennett, they stomp Cassidy, then Bennett CHOPS Cassidy. Cover, TWO! Tag to Taven, The Kingdom mugs Cassidy more, then Taven bumps Cassidy off buckles. Taven digs his boot in, tags to Bennett, then he sends Taven in. Cassidy BOOTS Taven, hurdles over Bennett, but Taven throws Cassidy back. Casisdy dodges Taven’s splash, hurries over, but Bennett anchors a leg! Cassidy fights, BOOTS Bennett away, but now Taven anchors Cassidy! Cassidy BOOTS Taven now! Taven holds on! Cassidy fights up and up and reaches out, hot tag to Kyle!

The fans fire up as Taven has no choice but to face Kyle. Bennett storms in but Kyle DECKS him! BOOT for Taven! ROUNDHOUSE for Bennett! Kyle fires off a strike fest on Taven, then a LEG SWEEP! Kyle whips Bennett, Bennett reverses but Kyle goes up and over. Taven swings, misses, and The Kingdom almost run into each other! Kyle storms up, blocks Taven’s kick, and he hands it to Bennett. Kyle then gets a leg, to DRAGON SCREW CHAIN The Kingdom! The fans fire up with Kyle, and he runs in to SMASH Bennett! Kyle wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! Bennett ROCKS Kyle, reel shim in, but Kyle back drops and drops down, ARMBAR!

Bennett endures, Taven stomps, but Kyle grabs that leg! Grapevine and KNEEBAR!! Taven flails, Bennett stomps Kyle. Bennett drags Kyle up, reels him in, but Kyle slips free of the bomb to GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! Bennett endures, Taven hits the KICK OF THE KING! Roddy applauds, mockingly asks where Ishii is, and then The Kingdom hits the ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA! Cover, but Cassidy breaks it! The #NeckCheck does not pass, so Taven TOSSES Cassidy! The Kingdom then goes back for Kyle. Bennett reels Kyle in while Taven goes up, but Kyle trips Bennett! Kyle CATAPULTS Bennett into Taven!

Kyle crawls, hot tag to Cassidy! Cassidy runs in to tilt-o-whirl DDT Bennett! Kip up and the fans fire up! Cassidy takes off the elbow pad, takes aim, and ORANGE- BAYONET from Bennett! But Cassidy fights the piledriver to Alabama Lift! Taven makes the save! Kyle BOOTS Taven! And he GUILLOTINE FACELOCKS Bennett! The ref counts, Kyle lets go, to then FLYING KNEE Taven! BEACH BREAK for Bennett! Cover, TWO!! Bennett survives and Roddy can’t take it! Roddy hurries to ringside but Cassidy tags Kyle. Cassidy and Kyle watch Bennett get up, but Roddy shouts at “KYYYLE~!”

Roddy tells Kyle he can’t do this to their friends! Kyle says Roddy needs to just back off. The ref tells Roddy to stop, but here’s Ishii!! Ishii YANKS Roddy down, he fires off hands! The fans fire up for the Stone Pitbull, but wait! TRENT BERETTA sneaks in from the crowd side! Trent YANKS Cassidy out, and THROWS him into railing! Trent still hates Cassidy that much! Bennett rolls Kyle up in all the chaos, TWO!! Kyle ROCKS Bennett, Bennett ROLLING ELBOWS back! Bennett reels Kyle in, but Kyle snap suplexes! ARMBAR!! Taven goes up top to FROG SPLASH Kyle! Taven goes back up, tags in, and Bennett has Kyle up! HAIL MARY PILEDRIVER!! Cover, The Kingdom wins!

Winners: The Kingdom, by pinfall

Trent shouts that HE was supposed to win, and he CHOKES Cassidy! Trent vows that they are far from over! As for The Kingdom, they still insist they are Kyle’s friends, despite what they just did to him. And Trent won’t let Cassidy have friends, he PUNTS Kyle in the side! The Kingdom shove Trent back, they apparently are still his friend. Cassidy gets up, and he has a wrench?!? Cassidy CLUBS Trent on the back!! The fans lose their minds over Cassidy showing his dark side! Kyle stops Cassidy from going after The Kingdom, as they’re apparently still his friends, too. Cassidy hears Kyle out, and he puts the wrench down.

But that’s okay, Ishii DOUBLE LARIATS The Kingdom! Ishii stands with his friend in Orange Cassidy, and the fans cheer as The Conglomeration still stands tall. But just how much deeper will the grudge between Cassidy and Trent go after this? Will they have to go All In to finally put it to a rest?


My Thoughts:

A very good episode of Collision, but you could tell this was prerecorded in Calgary, not live. But that’s fine, we got some good post show content from Dynamite here, such as Jarrett meeting with Martha & Oje, and some hype packages for the coming title matches, like Ospreay VS MJF and Swerve VS Danielson. We got a good promo from  Deonna and Rosa to add to what we got on Rampage, but I can’t be sure it was that crucial to have. They could’ve had this for Dynamite 250 to set up the Lumberjack match for Collision and it would’ve been the same. And we got more of “Holo.grm,” aka Hologram, but I cannot tell who this really is behind the mask.

The House of Black but they were still rather vague about what’s gonna happen next. Maybe they wait to see what happens with the Unified Trios Championships. Good squash win for Bang Bang Gang, and really good promo from them, The Fallen Angel and Christian Cage to set up a Trios Championship match. The semantics of it are silly, though. “No Freebird Rule here in AEW! The Bang Bang Gang is stripped! But they’re also right in the title match with The Patriarchy!” A = B = C, Juice IS a Trios Champion and he is helping defend the titles after all. But that said, maybe Patriarchy finds a way to win, House of Black surprisingly gets Buddy Matthews back in time, Patriarchy VS House of Black for the titles at All In.

Great opener from Takeshita VS Billington, and I do like Callis trying to recruit the new Dynamite Kid to his group. FTR coming to the rescue is great, I could see FTR & Billington VS Takeshita, Fletcher & Rush to be Rush’s first match as a member of the Don Callis Family. As such, it feels like Rush will pin Billington, and then maybe we get more FTR VS Don Callis Family feuding through the Summer. Stokely & Kris had a good promo to explain their actions, and we should definitely get an All In blowoff between Kris and Willow. And at the same time, Willow becoming CMLL Women’s World Champion totally refutes their statement that all she has was cuz of them, cuz now she did this on her own!

Nyla Rose of course won her match tonight, but very good promo for her to accept Mone’s Open Challenge. Now, pretty sure Mone finds a way to win, it’ll add to how she’s a tough champion and all. But also, Mone VS Britt will still happen at All In, even if Mone doesn’t want it. I feel like Britt needs to get back in the ring to “earn” the shot, though, because that’s how AEW is supposed to work. Very good tag match from Top Flight VS Ogogo & Moriarty, but it feels rather redundant after we just got Top Flight VS Shane Taylor Promotions just last night on ROH. Maybe we get Shane VS Action 1v1 to complete the set.

Good match from Skye VS Harley, and good win for Skye. Skye calling out Shida was a bold move, not sure if that backfires on her. And very good stuff in the story of The Conglomeration and The Undisputed Kingdom. Roddy VS Castle not being the main event surprised me, but I suppose Roddy was of course going to win. And Briscoe having a promo so at the ready was another indicator this was all prerecorded. Briscoe VS Roddy is going to be awesome stuff for Death Before Dishonor, though. Then Cassidy & Kyle VS Taven & Bennett in the main event was really good, and I was pleasantly surprised by the overbooking.

Roddy keeps talking trash on Ishii so of course Ishii showed up, but then Trent was the biggest surprise. Well, that and Cassidy cracking him with a wrench! I feel like they’re going to have a really hardcore blowoff match at some point, and that monkey wrench is gonna come into play for the finish.

My Score: 8.7/10


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