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Mitchell’s WWE SmackDown Results & Report! (11/17/23)




The game ain’t over yet!

Jimmy Uso helped Roman Reigns hold onto the WWE Universal Championship but LA Knight looks to make him pay for it! Will the Mega Star have mega vengeance for Crown Jewel?


  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships #1 Contenders Triple Threat: The Brawling Brutes VS Pretty Deadly VS The Street Profits; The Street Profits win and will challenge The Judgment Day for the titles next Friday.
  • Dragon Lee VS Axiom; Dragon wins.
  • Grayson Waller w/ Austin Theory VS Cameron Grimes; Waller wins.
  • LA Knight VS Jimmy Uso w/ The Bloodline; Knight wins.


Damage CTRL is here!

Bayley, Dakota Kai, Iyo Sky and their new allies, Kairi Sane & Asuka, all go to the ring together to the chagrin of the fans. This fearsome five get the mics, and first to speak is the Role Model. “Aw c’mon, we’re just here to have a good time with you guys! Welcome to Friday Night SmackDown! Trust me, we don’t wanna share this huge moment with a bunch of dumdums like you guys in this place you call a town. But whatever, here we are.” Bayley says her plan to bring Asuka into DMG CTRL has to be a top moment in history, right? The others agree, even though it wasn’t really Bayley’s idea. But Bayley is sure the fans are upset, but c’mon, it was brilliant!

The new and improved DMG CTRL is obviously without a doubt the strongest faction in the WWE right now! LOOK AT THEM! They’re all playing chess while you idiots are playing Candyland and Yahtzee. Oh, she has one more, too! Charlotte, Bianca & Shotzi were NOT ready for Asuka! Fans boo but Bayley is all laughs. The others shrug, but Asuka says in Japanese that it was “tanoshii,” a lot of fun! Iyo & Kairi agree, “Asuka-nee” really surprised them, she’s so awesome. Bayley pretends to know what they’re saying, but then Dakota translates some of it. Iyo feels this isn’t the new and improved DMG CTRL yet, because someone in here isn’t part of it.

Uh… Who is that? Dakota says no, relax, it’s that Asuka isn’t officially in until Bayley says! R-Right! Right! Good joke. She’ll do the honors. Hey, kid, shh! This is a very important moment! Sorry about that, Asuka, you’ll have to get used to these idiots. Bayley has a shirt and kneels to ask Asuka to join DMG CTRL. They’ll get new ones to get everyone on them. Asuka accepts and DMG CTRL cheers! Bayley wants to celebrate but Dakota has her hold on. Iyo had one more idea, and Bayley will love this one. Iyo says that Bayley, Iyo, Asuka & Kairi challenge Bianca, Charlotte & Shotzi to find a fourth to face in WARGAMES!

Only Bayley doesn’t cheer that. But then she says that’s great, they read her mind! WARGAMES! BRING IT! But then here comes Shotzi…’s tank? Well, who knew it could go on autopilot. But Shotzi is up top! CROSSBODY onto Bayley & Kairi! The others attack her but she sends Asuka to a corner! And she DECKS Iyo! Charlotte & Bianca rush in and they all brawl! Fans fire up as Bianca rains down fists on Iyo, but Bayley CLUBS Bianca to TOSS her out! Charlotte ROCKS Bayley, Iyo SUPERKICKS Charlotte! The others mug Shotzi, then they toss Charlotte & Shotzi out! Fans boo, refs rush out, and this was just a taste! Who will join the fight to take down DMG CTRL?


BREAKING NEWS for next week’s SmackDown!

For the Friday before Survivor Series, SmackDown shifts over to FoxSports1! Make sure to set your DVR so you don’t miss the lead-in to the Premium Live Event!


Bianca, Charlotte & Shotzi regroup backstage.

The EST asks what that was! She appreciates Shotzi’s passion but they can’t just rush into this. Shotzi understands, she was overly compulsive. But she just can’t control herself, she wants payback on Bayley! Charlotte gets that, and DMG CTRL has receipts coming. But they need to be patient. They also need a fourth teammate. Charlotte, you gotta know someone who can help, right? Charlotte will think about it. Nick Aldis walks over to say he needs to know who that is by the end of tonight. The pressure is on, will the Queen be able to draw an ace?


Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships #1 Contenders Triple Threat: The Brawling Brutes VS Pretty Deadly VS The Street Profits!

Ridge Holland & Pete Dunne have gone back and forth with Elton Prince & Kit Wilson, and now Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford add themselves to the mix! Who earns their title shots at the Judgment Day for next Friday Night SmackDown?

SmackDown returns as the Brutes make their entrance, feeling good after beating #OTM on NXT. Kit & Elton then make their entrance, and in this Triple Threat, one man for each team is legal. Dunne starts and he just goes right after Elton at the bell! Then he CHOPS Dawkins, and CHOPS, and CHOSP! Elton runs up, Dunne dodges to CHOP him, too! And CHOP! And CHOP! Dawkins returns to run Dunne over! Then he runs Elton over! Dawkins drags Dunne up, tags Ford, and they double whip to DROPKICK! Elton stands up, into a DOUBLE FLAPJACK! The Profits fire up and fans are with them, and we see Bobby Lashley watching and smiling.

Ford bumps Dunne off buckles, then CHOPS! Ford SPLASHES onto Elton, then he stomps a mudhole into Dunne. Tag to Dawkins, he stomps away on Dunne, then he drags Elton up. Dawkins puts Elton in a corner to fire off fast hands! Dawkins DECKS Elton, tags Ford, and the Profits mug Dunne. Dunne CHOPS back! And CHOPS, and ROCKS, but Ford mule kicks. And front kicks! And LARIATS! Ford snarls and fans rally up. Ford storms up on Elton to keep him from Kit, but Kit saves Elton from the back suplex! Elton elbows Ford away, tags Kit, and they crisscross to UPPERCUT Dunne and SPEAR Ford!

Fans cheer as Kit stomps away on Ford. Kit pushes Ford around, ROCKS him with a forearm, then waistlocks. Ford switches, Kit switches, they go to ropes and Dunne RAMS into them both! Dunne slingshots up and over to tag in Ridge! Ridge Da Fridge CLOBBERS Ford, THROWS Kit, and then he gets Kit up again to RAM into ropes! Kit is stuck in the corner, Ridge SPLASHES! Then HALF HATCH SWING, but Ford runs in! Ridge BACK DROPS Ford then DDTS Kit! Fans fire up with Northern Grit, and he clotheslines Kit up and out! Elton storms over but Dunne has him! DOUBLE BEATS- NO, The Profits attack!

But then the Brutes turn things around on the Profits! DOUBLE BEATS OF THE BODHRAIN! Fans fire up as the Brutes go to TEN, but then Elton YANKS Dunne down! Ridge storms out, but Kit CHOP BLOCKS a leg! Then Pretty Deadly RAM Ridge into steel steps! “YES BOY!” as SmackDown goes to break.

SmackDown returns again and Ford agrees to work with Elton so they can double suplex Ridge. But Ridge fights it! And he still fights it, and he still fights it, to DOUBLE SUPLEX Ford & Elton! The fans fire up, hot tags to Dunne and Dawkins! Dunne runs up to ENZIGURI Dawkins! And ENZIGURI for Elton! ENZIGURI for Kit! ENZIGURI for Ford! Dunne keeps going, he ASAI MOONSAULTS Kit on the outside! And then a leap off the steps, TORNADO DDT for Elton! Dunne returns to STOMP Dawkins’ hands, and BUZZSAW his head! Fans are all fired up for Dunne as he sees the group gathering outside. Dunne goes up, ASAI MOONSAULT on them all!!

The fans are thunderous as Dunne puts Dawkins in. Dunne mule kicks, cravats, SLICED BREAD! Cover, TWO! Dunne gets the ARMBAR! Dawkins moves, stacks, but Dunne TRIANGLE HOLDS! Elton runs in as Dawkins deadlifts Dunne, and Dawkins SWINGS Dunne into Elton, to then POWERBOMB him onto Elton! All three men are down and the fans fire up again! Hot tags to everyone else! Ridge brawls with Ford, but Kit picks his spot to CLUB Ridge! Ford CHOPS Kit! Ridge HEADBUTTS Ford! Kit yoyos to LARIAT Ridge! Kit goes up top, but Ridge ROCKS him first! Ridge climbs, drags Kit up, but Elton sneaks a tag before the SUPERPLEX!!

Elton goes up while Ford hits FROM THE HEAVENS! Elton hits the SUPER LEG DROP! Cover, DUNNE BREAKS IT!! Fans are thunderous but Lashley isn’t so happy. B-Fab walks over and she compliments The Profits’ growth, that’s all him. But just hear her out… We cut away from that as Dunne sees targets all around. CHOP for Kit! CHOP for Elton! CHOP for Ford! CHOP for Dawkins! Repeat! Dunne fires off on the Profits from all ends, then runs, only for Pretty Deadly to DUMP him out! But the Profits DOUBLE DORPKICK them! Ridge runs in to DOUBLE LARIAT the Profits! And he DOUBLE LARIATS Pretty Deadly!

Ridge is huffin’ and puffin’ and he scoops Elton. Elton fights, dodges, Dunne’s BOOT hits Ridge!! Ford tags Dawkins, Elton TOSSES Dunne! Ford TOSSES Elton, and then the Profits whip Ridge, into THE REVELATION!! Cover, Profits win!!

Winners: The Street Profits, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contenders to the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships)

Dawkins & Ford cash in big and now they hold the golden tickets! But will they make Lashley even prouder by bringing down Finn Balor & Damian Priest?

As for Ridge, he is frustrated most of all. The Brutes have been doing so well but have nothing to show for it, how are they to rebound now?


Bianca talks with Mia Yim.

The EST and Michin have had history, mostly good, and Bianca knows Mia doesn’t like DMG CTRL any better. They shake hands, could Mia be their fourth for WarGames?


SmackDown returns and DMG CTRL attacks Mia Yim!

They clearly saw Bianca talking with her like we all did, and security and producers rush in to stop them! But the damage is done, consider Mia out of the running now!


Rey Mysterio posts on Instagram.

After the brutal betrayal by Santos Escobar, the King of Lucha is at home. “Knee surgery was successful, now payback on Escobar is on the horizon. Pagaras per el dano hecho, Santos.” Good news but also a warning, will the Emperor of Lucha pay for his actions?


Dragon Lee VS Axiom!

The Boy Wonder won back to back in two incredible matches with Cedric Alexander, and looks to carry that momentum forward. As much as Dragon wants to avenge Rey, Nick Aldis wants him to focus on showing the world what lucha libre is all about. Will this be like a Marvel superhero movie in real-life?

The bell rings and the two circle. They shake hands and fans applaud the respect. They tie up, Axiom rolls and trips Dragon but Dragon trips Axiom back. Axiom kicks Dragon away and both men kip up. Axiom gets around but Dragon wrenches to whip. Axiom reverses to backslide, TWO! Dragon kicks low, runs, but Axiom follows, only to get caught in a victory roll! TWO, and Dragon hits a headlock takeover! Fans cheer the exchange, and Axiom fights up. Axiom powers out, things speed up, but Dragon SHOTGUNS Axiom outta the air! Fans cheer as Dragon builds speed, to FLY! Direct hit at the ramp!

Dragon gets the fans fired up more and he puts Axiom in. Dragon then runs in at the corner, JUMP KICK, leg sweep, COMBINACION DRAGON! Fans cheer and Dragon throws hands on Axiom. The ref counts, Dragon lets off and runs corner to corner, to then DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Axiom hangs in there but Dragon keeps cool as SmackDown goes to break.

SmackDown returns and Dragon runs in at a corner. Axiom elbows him away, then FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Axiom DROPKICKS Dragon out, then he builds speed to go up and up the corner, for an ARIHARA MOONSAULT! The fans fire up again and Axiom roars! Axiom gets Dragon up and into the ring, then he climbs back up. Dragon gets under the jump, pops Axiom up to SUPERKICK him upside-down! Axiom falls, Dragon goes up! But Axiom gets up to ROCK Dragon! Fans rally, Axiom climbs, but Dragon trips Axim. They brawl with forearms, fans rally up, and Dragon ROCKS Axiom into the Tree of Woe! WOE STOMPS!! Cover, TWO!!

Axiom survives and Dragon is rather surprised. Dragon focuses, and he brings Axiom up. Fans rally, Dragon fireman’s carries, but Axiom throws elbows. Dragon CHOPS, Axiom wobbles, and then Dragon CHOPS again! Axiom goes to ropes, Dragon eggs him on, so Axiom CHOSP! And CHOPS! And whips, to then DROPKICK! Dragon flounders to ropes, Axiom gets him in a waistlock. Dragon bucks the O’Conner, but runs into a HALF ‘N’ HALF! And Dragon sits up into a PENALTY KICK! Axiom drags Dragon up, but Dragon suplexes to a BRAINBUSTER! Both men are down and the fans rally back up.

Dragon grits his teeth, Axiom stirs, and Dragon stands. Fans fire up as Dragon reels Axiom in. POWER- DESTROYER from Axiom!! Cover, TWO!!! Dragon survives and Evansville can’t believe it! Dragon flounders to the apron and Axiom snarls. Axiom drags Dragon up, “This is Awesome!” Dragon ROUNDHOUSES Axiom down, then he goes back up. Fans fire up as Axiom stands to GAMANGIRI! Axiom climbs, they go tot he very top, and Axiom has Dragon for a SUPER SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO?!?! The fans are loving this as Dragon shocks Axiom! Axiom drags Dragon up, Dragon shove shim but Axiom BOOTS!

Axiom runs in, Dragon side steps to roll up, TWO! DEADLIFT POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO?!?! Now Axiom shocks us! Dragon V-TRIGGERS Axiom, then runs in! OPERACION DRAGON~!! Cover, Dragon Lee wins!!

Winner: Dragon Lee, by pinfall

Another instant classic from the Boy Wonder, his momentum continues to build! There is also respect show between them, will both young luchadores be the future of the WWE?


Santos Escobar is here.

Fans boo the Emperor of Lucha as he makes his way out all alone. Santos steps into the ring, grabs a mic, and fans boo more as he says, “There’s something I need to say. I gotta get it off my chest.” He takes his sunglasses off while fans chant “YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK!” Santos says there’s an old expression that says, “Never meet your heroes.” He comes from a rich lucha libre tradition, and his family have all been labeled “heroes.” but to Santos, like most of us, especially the kids, his hero was Rey Mysterio. The rest of LWO watches backstage as Santos says he patterned himself off of Rey. And it was his wish, still is, that the next generation would see him the way he saw Rey.

Fans boo more but Santos continues. “You became a father figure to me. And you made me feel at home. But after last week, I realized that he was right! Everything he said about you, down to a T, Dominik was right!” Fans really boo now! No, think about it. Santos wanted and deserved to be US Champion, but who did it? Rey. Santos wanted to rebuild the LWO and who came in and added new members? Members like Carlito. Fans cheer Carlito but Santos throws off his jacket. He tells Carlito in Spanish and English, they were supposed to be close! Familia, until death! But what did Rey do? He sided with an outsider like Carlito over Santos!!

So y’know what? Santos knows Rey is watching from a hospital bed. All this pain he is suffering will be a reminder of how Santos felt when Rey betrayed him. And then to the fans, Santos tells us, “You gonna like this one more. You thought I was gonna come out here and apologize? Alright, I’ll apologize. I apologize for not doing more damage! And Rey, this one, from the bottom of my heart. I hope the surgery didn’t go well, I hope you catch an infection, and I hope they amputate your leg! I hope you NEVER come back!! You’re nothing but a selfish, no good, outright TRASH! That’s what you are!” Zelina can’t take it anymore and she storms out to the ring!

Santos sees Zelina and she asks him what he’s even thinking! He says they talked about this, but she says it was a group decision! Santos says they’re done, so Zelina SLAPS him!! Zelina says the only one she hates more than Santos is herself for ever trusting him! Zelina storms back out, in tears, but Santos says that’s so cute. Cruz & Joaquin are choosing her over him? He made them! They only exist in the WWE because he allowed them to! What is this?! Well, the OG Legado members get in the ring with Santos, they argue, and Santos says it’s the three of them again, right? Wilde says no! Santos is out of line doing what he did to Rey and Zelina!

Cruz says they can’t accept him after what he did. Well, okay then. Get the hell out of here! He doesn’t need them, never needed them, they’re dead weight! So GO! Leave him! Cruz & Wilde turn, but then Santos CLOBBERS them both! Santos stomps on Cruz, tells him this is all because of Rey! And he BOOTS Cruz into buckles! Then he KICKS Wilde, hauls him up, says that he made them so he can destroy them! But here comes CARLITO! Fans fire up as Caribbean Cool storms out to the ring. Santos says c’mon then, but he’s the one to run away! Fans boo but Santos says this is HIS show. Will Santos then pay for his actions on his show?


Grayson Waller w/ Austin Theory VS Cameron Grimes!

A-Town Down Under is feeling good after they goaded Kevin Owens into being suspended. But will the Aussie Icon stay up as we pass through Survivor Series season? Or will the Carolina Caveman bring him down while he goes #ToTheMoon?

SmackDown returns as Grimes makes his entrance. Theory joins commentary to say Maggle needs to stay out of his DMs. Anyway, the bell rings, Waller and Grimes tie up, and Waller wrenches. Grimes cartwheels through to back drop Waller! Grimes has the armlock but Waller rolls, kips and goes to the ropes. The ref counts, Waller sucker punches! Grimes gets around, Waller bucks the O’Conner but Grimes DROPKICKS him down. Waller tries to crawl out of the ring but Grimes gets the legs. Waller BOOTS Grimes away, bails out, and then somersaults in to COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO!

Theory says that’s fine, Waller ain’t done. Waller throws hands down on Grimes, then lets off to talk trash. Fans boo but Theory applauds. Waller clamps onto Grimes to throw down Hammer ‘n’ Anvil elbows! Waller clamps onto the chinlock and he grinds Grimes down. Grimes fights up, fans rally, and Grimes throws body shots. Grimes powers out, rolls Waller up, TWO! Grimes keeps moving and he CLOBBERS Waller! And again! And then atomic drop, to a ROUNDHOUSE! Waller wobbles, Grimes SOBATS and runs, SLIDING BOOT! Fans fire up with Grimes, he scoops and SWINGING SIDE SLAMS! Cover, TWO!

Waller flounders, Grimes goes to the corner, but Waller avoids the Cave-In! Waller bails out, Theory helps his buddy up, but Grimes goes to the apron. PENALTY KICK hits Theory! Waller trips Grimes up! Waller then aims, runs in, ROLLING KILLSWITCH! Cover, Waller wins!

Winner: Grayson Waller, by pinfall

The #DingoDriver takes down Grimes, and now Theory celebrates with his pal while talking some trash on Maggle. Will these two egomaniacs run wild on SmackDown? Or will they have to watch for when Kevin Owens’ suspension is up?


Bianca now talks with Zelina.

La Muneca is still very emotional, so it’s hard to say if she’s even in the right mindset to consider taking on DMG CTRL. But will DMG CTRL also make sure Zelina isn’t an option?


SmackDown returns, and again DMG CTRL has attacked!

The fearsome five laughs as they leave Zelina down and out! That’s two down, who else is there to help Bianca’s team?


The Bloodline is in the ring.

And of course, “Ladies and gentlemen,” the Wise Man introduces himself. And as such, Paul Heyman has a special surprise for us tonight. This is an impromptu acknowledgement ceremony, puns intended, for the winner of Crown Jewel’s match, pinfall and several Samoan Spikes direct from the Island of Relevancy and on behalf of The Bloodline, “the winner is… SOLO!” Fans boo but Solo Sikoa isn’t bothered. Heyman says they’re also about to cheer. The surprise of the night, live here tonight in Evansville, the 16 time world champion of the world, JOOOHN~ CENA…!! Is NOT here, all thanks to Solo!

In fact, John Cena will never appear in a WWE ring ever again! And that is all thanks to Solo. And Heyman sees the kids in the front row crying, not wanting to believe it. Cena didn’t say so! Well Cena can barely speak, and that’s all thanks to Solo. And even if Cena could speak, would he? Cena has such hustle, loyalty, respect, admiration and affection for each and every single fan, that Cena doesn’t have the heart to say goodbye to the WWE Universe. So Heyman get to say goodbye to Cena, and goodbye to the fans for Cena. So on behalf of Roman Reigns, Jimmy Uso, and Solo Sikoa, “John Cena, GOOD BYE!!”

Three, two, one, and now you know how serious this is. That was Cena’s cue! Someone out here talks about never seeing Cena again, how if he did show up, Solo would just whoop his ass again, and then Brdrdrdrdr, DO DOO DOO DOOO~! Cena runs down the ramp, slides into the ring, hits his Five Moves of Doom on Jimmy and Solo and maybe even Heyman, they fall out of the ring and the fans go crazy! You’ll never experience that again, all because of Solo. Fans boo but Heyman continues that he knows what we’re thinking. No one stays gone forever. And if Cena ever does come back, Solo has to be his opponent. Otherwise, it’s not John Cena. And we all know he’s Cena 24/7/365.

Except Cena can’t communicate, so he’s not really Cena anymore. And that’s all because of Solo. Jimmy, it would’ve been the greatest promo of Cena’s career. He just had to acknowledge the real GOAT. But now he can’t even say goodbye since Solo spiked him in the throat! You won’t see him in Hollywood, in WWE, or anywhere. You can’t see Cena, because Cena won’t be here! And it’s all- “L! A! KNIGHT!” Fans fire up as the Mega Star makes his way out here, “LEMME TALK TO YA!”

Knight says Heyman’s talking about cause and effect. The one cause and effect Heyman hasn’t mentioned is that no matter how good Roman has been, everybody knows the only reason Roman is still champion today is because of the Bloodline, YEAH! “YEAH! Knight says everyone here knows that’s a problem. “YEAH!” The whole world knows that’s a problem! “YEAH!” And Knight knows that’s a problem. “YEAH!” So Knight thinks, if we’ve got a problem, we’ve got a problem solver, and that is L A KNIGHT, YEAH! But what’s that mean? That means that he is here on SmackDown, because he made it that way! “YEAH!”

Knight stood across from the WWE Champion at Crown Jewel because he made it that way. “YEAH!” And the Bloodline will cease to exist because Knight will make it that way. “YEAH!” But first stop on that path, every single one of ’em, Solo, Jimmy, Paul, they all fall until it is only Roman and Knight! Nowhere else for Roman to go, no one else there to save him, and tonight, that first stop is ol’ Jim Uso. “YEAH!” Jimmy grins but Knight says since Jimmy cause him the title, Jimmy’s been chosen to pay the price. But since we just heard ol’ Boss Hog out here, he wanted to go and give us some lyrical stylings, but here’s something Knight’s put together for ol’ Jimbo.

“He says YEET or NO YEET. Jim is Him. But Jim gon’ be real dim, after all the drama, he eats a BFT, that Blunt Force Trauma. YEAH!” That means Jim has a first class ticket to getting stomped out by the man they call the Mega Star, with everybody saying, “L! A! KNIGHT! YEAH!!” Evansville is ready, and that main event moment is up next, YEAH!


Bianca regroups with Shotzi & Charlotte.

Well, DMG CTRL took out Bianca’s choices, so they don’t have any more options. Charlotte, you need to make that call. Charlotte sighs and says okay. She’ll go. She heads out to make the call in private, but just who is it The Queen has in her contacts?


LA Knight VS Jimmy Uso w/ The Bloodline!

SmackDown returns and Heyman says he and Solo have to go? A phone call from Roman Reigns? The bell rings and Knight fires off haymakers on Jimmy! Knight whips to then back drop Jimmy away! Fans fire up, Knight hauls Jimmy up to snap suplex! Cover, ONE, but Knight keeps cool. Jimmy goes to a corner, Knight stomps a mudhole into him, “YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!” The ref counts, Knight lets off to run, but Jimmy bails out. The fans boo but Knight pursues! Knight ROCKS Jimmy, puts him in the ring, but Jimmy KICKS Knight int he ropes. Jimmy storms back up but Knight HOTSHOTS Jimmy down! Jimmy staggers up, into the SLINGSHOT SHOULDER! Cover, TWO!

Knight keeps cool as he brings Jimmy up for more haymakers. Knight CLUBS Jimmy, whips him to ropes, but Jimmy reverses to SAMOAN DROP! Fans boo Jimmy but he soaks it up. Knight goes to a corner, Jimmy drags him up and puts him on ropes. Jimmy CHOKES Knight, the ref counts, but Jimmy lets off at 4. The fans rally for Knight and that annoys Jimmy. Jimmy punches but Knight counter punches! And again, and again! Knight whips, Jimmy reverses but Knight holds ropes. Jimmy still runs up to RAM and CHOP Knight! Knight goes to another side, Jimmy runs in but Knight DUMPS Jimmy out!

Knight builds speed to WRECK Jimmy with a dropkick! Jimmy hits the desk and Knight storms up. Knight SMACKS Jimmy off the desk, and again, and again! “YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!” The ring count climbs but Knight still dribbles Jimmy’s head off that desk hood! Knight then TOSSES Jimmy over the desk! Kevin Patrick almost gets wiped out as Knight stands tall and SmackDown goes to break.

SmackDown returns and Jimmy has a chinlock. But Knight fights up and around to JAWBREAKER free! Jimmy rebounds, Knight blocks the kick, but the DRAGON WHIP hits! Cover, TWO! Jimmy is annoyed but he sees Knight go to the corner. Jimmy storms up as the fans rally for Knight. Jimmy rains down fists, then backs off to pace around. Fans boo but Jimmy soaks that up. “UCE!” No one joins in. Jimmy runs in, but Knight dodges! Jimmy hits buckles, scrambles after Knight, but Knight throws elbows and haymakers! Knight whips, Jimmy reverses to SAMOAN- NO, Knight slips free to kick and DDT! Fans fire up while both men are down!

Knight and Jimmy stir, and Knight rises up. Jimmy follows but Knight again counter punches! Knight whips to LARIAT Jimmy down! Knight whips Jimmy again, to then FLAPJACK him down! Jimmy rushes up but Knight gets around, atomic FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Jimmy checks his teeth, they’re still in his mouth, and Knight storms up on Jimmy at the apron. Jimmy GAMANGIRIS, then goes up top. But Knight ROCKS Jimmy! Knight climbs, Jimmy fights back, then Jimmy shoves Knight away. Jimmy adjusts, but Knight springs right up! Jimmy shoves Knight away again, but Knight avoids the ax handle!

Knight blocks the kick, cravats, but Jimmy powers out! Knight avoids the superkick, then cravats for B F T!! Cover, Knight wins!

Winner: LA Knight, by pinfall

One pawn down, YEAH! But wait, here comes the rook! Solo Sikoa and that thumb are ready, but Knight stands his ground. Only for Jimmy to CLOBBER him from behind! Knight stumbles out of the ring, and into the SAMOAN SPIKE!! The fans boo but Solo clears the desk! Jimmy drags Knight over and Solo brings Knight onto the desk. Solo rains down fists, but here comes CODY RHODES!?! The American Nightmare is here and he fires off on Solo! Cody SMACKS Solo off a post, fires off hands on Jimmy, and the fans go wild! Cody and Knight mug Jimmy, and Cody whips Jimmy into steel steps!

Fans are thunderous as the #AmericanKnightmare stands tall! But what was Cody even doing here tonight? Is this a sign of just how badly The Bloodline’s enemies want them gone?


Bianca & Shotzi regroup with Charlotte again.

So how’d the call go? Charlotte called but she won’t know if this person makes it in time. Well, it is what it is, Bianca’s team has to report in. The three head out, will they have their fourth for WarGames?


Nick Aldis confronts Cody Rhodes backstage.

Cody shouldn’t be here as a Raw superstar, but what’s done is done. So that means Cody has to now get out of here. Cody apologizes, but fine, he’ll go. Cody heads out, will Adam Pearce have something to say about one of his superstars showing up where they want when they want?


Bianca Belair heads to the ring!

Evansville cheers as The EST goes down to the ring, but she isn’t alone! Shotzi and Charlotte each make their entrances, then they get the mics. Fans “WOO~” for Charlotte and she says they could stand here all night and talk about what DMG CTRL has done, but they’re running out of time. This trio has accepted the WarGames challenge, and Charlotte knows a thing or two about turning on best friends. And there is a thin, thin, thin line between love and hate. But if they’re going to war, there is only one person Charlotte wants on her side. But wait, here comes DMG CTRL to run the moment.

Bayley asks if anyone can believe this. They know Charlotte’s bluffing, because in case you didn’t see what they did, DMG CTRL took down every girl they’ve tried to have by their side, and Bayley knows she doesn’t have that many numbers in her phone, because she’s “an idiot and a loser.” So um, they won’t even make it to WarGames! Or even out of the building! DMG CTRL steps up 4v3, but wait! In slides BECKY LYNCH! The Man has come around to SmackDown, and the brawl is on! Fans are thunderous as Becky is after Bayley, Charlotte is after Iyo, Shotzi has Kairi and Bianca has Asuka! It’s chaos!

Dakota can only watch as Becky POSTS Bayley, but the rest of the team spills out of the ring! Charlotte goes up top,  but so does Iyo! DOUBLE ARIHARA MOONSAULTS onto the cluster! The Queen and Evil Genius stand up, stare down, and fans are thunderous! Then they start throwing hands! Dakota has to back away as things reignite! Charlotte sends Iyo into the apron, then she does the same to Kairi! Shotzi & Becky mug Bayley as SmackDown fades out! Will this year’s WarGames truly be Big Time?

My Thoughts:

A great SmackDown, lots of build to Survivor Series, and a great throughline of DMG CTRL and the Women’s WarGames match. I loved how Bayley was so awkward and paranoid around the rest of what is supposed to be her team, and I’m thinking the rest of the team is messing with her on purpose. I will say it was a little obvious DMG CTRL was going to attack the superstars Bianca talked to, but it was so Bianca’s team would get desperate and Charlotte would have to call in Becky. Becky joining in makes a lot of sense, she still has beef with Bayley and is on good terms with Charlotte right now. This was going to be an awesome match even before this, and now it’ll be even better than that. And trust me, should DMG CTRL lose, Bayley IS getting kicked out.

Good filler match from Waller VS Grimes for Waller to get a win to just kinda rub in that Kevin Owens isn’t here. But Kevin will be back next week, so I can’t wait to see what his plan for payback will be. And we got an awesome filler match out of Dragon Lee VS Axiom, making a great case for Axiom to be on SmackDown once he’s ready for the call-up. Dragon wanting to avenge Rey also makes sense, given he looked up to him as much as anyone did. Powerful promo stuff from Santos and Zelina, and while I still put Cruz, Santos did call him “Raul” aka his shoot name, Raul Mendoza. I appreciate Santos expected them to default to Legado Del Fantasma and then they didn’t. Carlito of course makes the save, and there’s our match for this phase while Rey is out of action.

Awesome Triple Threat Tag, and I suppose it’s fine to have the tag title match next week for the go-home. But at the same time, it seems a shame if the Profits won here just to lose next week. Unless… Between Lashley and possibly Hit Row being back-up for The Profits to counter Rhea, Dom & McDonagh, and then you still have Team Cody possibly do something, all that interference makes the Judgment Day lose the belts! That’d be poetic justice since Judgment Day always uses numbers to win. And it’d be nice for SmackDown to have titles in the men’s division that actually show up. Roman is a part-timer, Logan Paul is a part-timer, and Judgment Day doesn’t show up on SmackDown enough to really feel like they’re the Undisputed Tag Champions, so yeah, hopefully Profits win.

Great promo from Heyman as always, but it almost felt rushed at parts since they still had the match to fit in before the closing segment. Good promo from Knight, though he seemed a bit hesitant to do a rhyming promo a la the old days of Thuganomics Cena. But great match from Knight VS Jimmy, and great win for Knight, but of course Jimmy & Solo worked to beat Knight down. Cody making the save was quite the surprise, and he and Aldis didn’t have the smoothest promo backstage. Maybe they didn’t come back from commercial at the right time?

But the point of it is that there is a bit of confusion as to why Cody’s here. Given that Cody is a Raw superstar, and that in kayfabe, no one should really know what’s gonna happen, why was he here? We know he doesn’t like the Bloodline any better than Knight, but he couldn’t have shown up, just waiting and hoping they’d start trouble. Cody must’ve had some other reason for showing up on SmackDown, so maybe that gets explained on Raw in a promo with Pearce.

My Score: 8.8/10

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




Now this is a LEGIT grudge match!

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


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


[Due to scheduling conflicts, coverage will be on delay]

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




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!


  • 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.


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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