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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (12/16/23)

It’s a cold Collision!

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Baby it’s gold outside!

The AEW Continental Classic continues with Blue League action while Orange Cassidy puts up his International Championship against Bryan Keith! Will the Bounty Hunter have his prize?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Claudio Castagnoli; Claudio wins.
  • Abadon VS Jazmin Allure; Abadon wins.
  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Bryan Keith; Cassidy wins and retains the title.
  • Texas Street Fight: Willow Nightingale & Kris Statlander VS Mercedes Martinez & Diamante; Willow & Kris win.
  • Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Kerry Wright; Cage wins.
  • AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Eddie Kingston VS Daniel Garcia; Eddie wins.
  • AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Brody King VS Bryan Danielson; Bryan wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Eddie Kingston speaks.

“Ugh, why do you guys always do this right before I gotta fight? I wanna fight, I don’t wanna, ugh, God, why? Listen, if I lose to Garcia tonight, I’m outta the tournament. I lose the two titles that mean the world to me. So guess what? I’m not gonna lose. Garcia, get outta the way, bro, wait your turn. Cuz this is my time. It’s my turn. Saturday~.”

Daniel Garcia speaks.

“Eddie Kingston, let’s get one thing straight. You don’t respect me and I don’t respect you either. And I know we’re both in so much physical pain from this tournament, but the pain that you feel is nothing in comparison to what you’re gonna feel when I take the most important thing in the world from you.”

 

Claudio Castagnoli speaks.

“Andrade. Last week, you showed that you would do whatever it takes to win. And while I can respect that, you tried to hurt one of the Blackpool Combat Club. So tonight, I’m gonna get some payback.”

Andrade El Idolo speaks.

“First, Garcia. And everyone saw what I did to Danielson, then Brody. I respect your power, Claudio. But this is my time. And you are next.”

 

Brody King speaks.

“Tonight, Garland, Texas, it’s make or break for me in the C2. And live on Collision, you’re gonna see me rip the wings of a dragon. HARU!”

Bryan Danielson speaks.

“Brody King and I each have one loss in the Continental Classic, and if either of us wanna make the semifinals, we can’t afford to lose another one. So tonight, something’s gotta give. And no matter how banged up I am, it’s not gonna be me.”

 

Orange Cassidy speaks.

“Um, I don’t… I don’t know what this is.” Freshly Squeezed may have stumbled his way into the cold open, but will he stay golden through the Winter chill?

 

AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Andrade El Idolo VS Claudio Castagnoli!

The Face of Latino Wrestling leads the way at 3-0 while the Swiss Superman is 1-2. But will Claudio rebound by bringing Andrade down? Or will this ungovernable be untouchable in the tournament?

The bell rings and we’re on the clock. They circle, and Andrade wants a handshake but Claudio shoves him! Andrade brushes that off, they circle and tie up. Claudio powers Andrade to a corner, Andrade goes up, and Claudio gives him another shove. Andrade shoves back, they tie up, and they go around along the ropes again. Andrade has Claudio on the ropes, but then headlocks. Claudio powers out, they RAM shoulders, but neither falls. They RAM shoulders again, and again, and again! Neither man is backing down, and the fans fire up! Claudio UPPERCUTS, runs, and RAMS Andrade! Andrade RAMS Claudio back, runs, but Claudio THROWS him at ropes!

Andrade goes Spider-Man! Fans cheer as Andrade goes tranquilo to boot. Claudio runs in but Andrade dumps him out! Andrade then builds speed but Claudio is back to LARIAT! Fans boo but Claudio soaks up the heat. Claudio ROCKS Andrade, has him in the corner, and stomps a mudhole. Claudio digs his boot in, the ref counts, but Claudio lets off. Claudio storms up to UPPERCUT, and the fans rally up for Andrade. Claudio UPPERCUTS again, eggs Andrade on, then whips corner to corner. Andrade tumbles up and out, ELBOWS Claudio, ROCKS him, then goes up a corner. Andrade CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO!

Andrade hurries to trip Claudio, steps through, but Claudio boots him away. Claudio trips Andrade but Andrade grabs ropes! The fans cheer as Andrade gets out of the ring. Claudio waits, Andrade storms back up to the apron, and then runs in. Claudio jukes the ref to fire off on Andrade! Claudio short arm but Andrade ducks the lariat to RANA! Fans fire up as Andrade WRECKS Claudio with a dropkick! Then he PLANCHAS into an UPPERCUT! Fans fire up but are torn, and Claudio puts Andrade in the ring. Cover, ONE!! Andrade shows his toughness but Claudio eggs him on. The fans rally, Claudio runs in to UPPERCUT!

Claudio whips corner to corner, UPPERCUTS again, then whips corner to corner again. Claudio runs in, but Andrade kicks the legs out! Claudio hits buckles, he hobbles around, and Andrade DRAGON SCREWS the leg! Then DRAGON SCREW again! Claudio hobbles, swings, but Andrade dodges, only to run into a POP-UP UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! The fans fire up while Collision goes picture in picture.

Claudio seethes while Andrade bails out. Claudio storms out after Andrade, and whips him into railing! Claudio goes to the ring while Andrade writhes, and Claudio lets the ring count handle this. Andrade hobbles, the count passes 5 of 10, but Andrade slides in at 8. Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS him! Claudio stands on Andrade at the ropes but the ref backs him off. Claudio clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Andrade down. Andrade fights up, throws body shots, but Claudio knees him low! Claudio snap suplexes! Claudio dusts his hands off while Andrade flounders to the corner. Claudio storms over, HIP DROPS Andrade down, then eggs him on.

Claudio pulls Andrade into a chinlock stretch but Andrade endures. Andrade reaches out, the fans rally up, and Andrade fights up. Collision returns to single picture, but Claudio shifts to an almost cobra clutch hold. But Andrade still endures, throws elbows with his free arm, but Claudio knees low! Claudio suplexes but Andrade slips free! Claudio elbows Andrade away, but then is sent into buckles! Andrade fires up and the fans are with him. Andrade scoops and SLAMS Claudio, scoops and SLAMS again, then runs. Andrade ducks ‘n’ dodges to CLOBBER Claudio! Fans fire up while both men flounder!

Andrade kips up! Fans fire up again, and Andrade has Claudio in a corner. Andrade rallies the fans with “SI! SI! SI!” Andrade runs corner to corner and back again, but Claudio ducks the Meteora! Then Claudio gets the legs for the GIANT SWING! Claudio goes around and around, stops at TEN, then steps through to SHARPSHOOTER! Andrade endures, the fans rally, but Claudio sits deep on the hold! Andrade pushes up, pushes through, and he trips Claudio up, to have the FIGURE FOUR! “WOO~!” Claudio flails, reaches out, drags Andrade along with him, but Andrade thrashes the leg! ROPEBREAK!

The fans are torn as Andrade has to let Claudio go. Andrade goes to the apron, Claudio crawls, and Andrade pulls off a crossbar protector. But Claudio fires forearms first! Claudio HEADBUTTS, climbs, but Andrade throws hands in return. Claudio fights Andrade’s DDT but Andrade CLUBS him! Andrade shifts to get on top of Claudio, for a SUPER SUNSET POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!! The fans are thunderous and Andrade grins because he knows he’s close. Claudio goes to a corner, Andrade runs corner to corner, CIEN SHADOWS! Cover, TWO!! Claudio survives and the fans fire up again! Andrade seethes, but then he smirks as he has another idea.

Andrade goes up the corner, pulls that crossbar protector off, but Claudio UPPERCUTS! Claudio hurries up top, and he SUPERPLEXES! Roll through, but Andrade snap suplexes! Uno Amigo! Dos Amigos! Fans fire up for the Latino Heat, THREE- NO, Claudio wrenches out to UPPERCUT! Claudio runs in, into a BOOT! But Claudio blocks the buckle bump! Claudio ELBOWS Andrade again and again, but Andrade hits back! They brawl, then CHOP! Fans “WOO~!” but Claudio UPPERCUTS! Andrade CHOPS, Claudio BOOTS, so Andrade BOOTS! Another BOOT, then boot feint to BACK ELBOW! Cover, TWO!!

Claudio survives and Andrade is beside himself! Andrade drags Claudio up, reels him in, hammerlock, but Claudio RAMS Andrade into the corner! And again! And again! UPPERCUT! Claudio runs in, into BOOTS! Andrade goes up, Claudio ROCKS him again! Claudio fires more shots, climbs back up, but Andrade throws hands. Hammerlock and- NO, Claudio fights that to trip Andrade! Andrade lands on his idolo against the steel! Andrade clutches his leg, did the crossbar do serious damage? The ref puts the padding back on, and Claudio LOW BLOWS Andrade!! Gotch lift, NEUTRALIZER!! Claudio covers, Claudio wins!!

Winner: Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Andrade earns 0)

The fans boo, they can’t believe it’d be Claudio who lies, cheats and steals this win! Claudio stays alive for now, but will Andrade still be a semifinalist with one round left to go?

 

Abadon VS Jazmin Allure!

The Living Dead Girl is still hunting for the TBS Champion, but the Princess of the Black Throne knows how to play mind games. Will Abadon force Hart’s hand with another win? Or will she not be able to resist the Allure?

The bell rings, and Abadon adjusts her neck before she CLOBBERS Jazmin! Abadon rains down fists, then yells at the ref. She “apologizes,” then scoops Allure. Abadon SWINGING SIDE SLAMS Allure, then roars! Fans fire up with her and Abadon drags Allure up. Alllure throws hands, ROCKS and SUPERKICKS Abadon, but Abadon stays on her feet! And Abadon SCORPION KICKS, ROUNDHOUSES and runs, to KNEE Allure down! Abadon drags Allure into the BLACK DAHLIA! Cover, Abadon wins!

Winner: Abadon, by pinfall

Quick work for Abadon, that’s 45 wins overall in her AEW career! But wait! The lights go down, and you guessed it, JULIA is here! The fans fire up as the TBS Champion smiles at Abadon. Abadon stares her down, and Julia again sets the belt down in front of her. Abadon reaches out, to TACKLE Julia!! Abadon rains down fists, Julia fights back and she dribbles Abadon off the mat! They scrap, the fans are torn, and Abadon drags Julia up to run and KNEE her down! Julia is dazed, Abadon has the belt. Abadon holds the gold up, but then SKYE BLUE is here? These two stare down, as if looking into a funhouse mirror.

Then they both look at Julia! Until Skye DECKS Abadaon! Skye fires off on Abadon, and then she and Julia get her up, to DOUBLE FACEBUSTER! And again! Then Skye sits Abadon up so Julia can CHOP! Julia holds Abadon up so Skye can CHOP, CHOP, CHOP! Then Julia grabs the belt, tells Abadon that she will never have this! Wait, is that Thunder Rosa getting int he ring?! La Mera Mera ROCKS Skye, Abadon ROCKS Julia! The fans are thunderous as Julia & Skye run away! But then Abadon bumps into Rosa, and these two stare down. The fans chant “WELCOME BACK!” to Rosa, and Rosa offers a handshake to Abadon.

Abadon thinks about it, and she accepts! It seems there’s all sorts of developments going on in the AEW Women’s Division! Who will prove they’re the spookiest of them all in time for the holidays?

 

Backstage interview with The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn.

Renee Paquette is with the returning AEW World Trios Champions, and notes it has been awhile since they’ve been here. The Devil’s Minions took them out, and Daddy Ass says he doesn’t wanna cut her off, but he’s gotta. They have a problem: they’re now pissed off! You mighta knocked them down but the problem is, they got back up! That means- Max Caster has Billy calm down, and says that what this means is, they’re coming for dat ass! Whoever’s under the mask, the Acclaimed’s coming for you. And MJF, well, they were friends, but he put them in danger and didn’t care, so now Caster wants nothing to do with you.

Caster is now heated, so Anthony Bowens says what this boils down to is there’s a group out there that tried to end The Acclaimed’s careers. So consider this the Search & Destroy mission! They will beat those Scooby-Doo villain lookin’ asses the second they find out who they all are! And on top of that, they’ll get back to being the best damn trio in all of AEW history! Because EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! Whoa, whoa, whoa says Action Andretti & Top Flight. They step in and Dante Martin says first off, cross them off the list, they weren’t the ones who attacked. But second, they were walking by and heard about a challenge.

Darius says in case they weren’t watching at home, The Acclaimed should know that the Coldest Trio in the Game has been cooking. They beat Hardy Party, Penta-Vikingo-Komander, and hey, everyone does love the Acclaimed. But what Action & Top Flight love more is the idea of those titles around their waists. Bowens appreciates the eagerness, but wrong place, wrong time. Next week, Collision in San Antonio, be ready to fight. The Acclaimed heads out, but will their Scissor World Tour end as the holidays begin?

 

AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Bryan Keith!

Freshly Squeezed went on a Rampage with The Von Erichs and won, but he wasn’t satisfied with that. He offered this match to the Bounty Hunter, and of course the Bounty Hunter accepted. Bryan missed out on the ROH World TV Championship, will he take this title to make up for it?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if BK has it his way!

The bell rings and the fans are on Bryan’s side. Bryan and Cassidy circle and tie up. Bryan headlocks, Cassidy powers out, but Bryan runs him over. Bryan headlocks again, Cassidy powers out again, but then Cassidy headlocks back. Bryan powers out, runs Cassidy over again, then headlocks for a takeover! The fans rally, Cassidy fights up, and he powers out. Cassidy drops, hurdles, and then bypasses. The fans cheer while Bryan stops himself. Bryan is annoyed as Cassidy says hands up, and hands in pockets! Fans cheer, and Bryan CHOPS Cassidy! Bryan whips, Cassidy rolls under then SHOTGUNS! And kips up!

The fans fire up again but Cassidy has to catch his breath from that chop. Bryan get sup in a huff, feints punch and underhooks the arms! Cassidy RAMS Bryan into a corner, the ref counts and Cassidy lets off. Bryan CHOPS again! And again! And again! And AGAIN! Bryan whips, Cassidy goes up and out and then ROCKS Bryan! Bryan just snarls so Cassidy ROCKS him again! Bryan fires up, the fans are with him, and Bryan HEADBUTTS Cassidy! Bryan staggers, Cassidy wobbles, but Cassidy slingshots, runs, and runs, but into a BOOT! Fans fire up again while Cassidy is dazed. Bryan paces and fires up as Collision goes picture in picture.

Bryan hears the fans and runs corner to corner. Cassidy boots, Bryan blocks it and he puts that leg in ropes to DROPKICK it! Cassidy crawls, Bryan stalks him, then Bryan SMASHES the leg! Cassidy writhes, Bryan drags him around, and Bryan stands on the leg to dig into the knee. Then he drops a knee on the knee! Cover, TWO! Bryan argues the count but the count was fair, so Bryan drags Cassidy around. Bryan digs his knee into Cassidy’s leg, then has an INDIAN DEATHLOCK! Cassidy endures, Bryan pushes up for pressure, but Cassidy fires forearms! Bryan puts on more pressure! Cassidy endures, even as Bryan pulls on the leg!

Cassidy drags himself around, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets go, Cassidy bails out, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Bryan drags Cassidy up. Bryan CHOPS Cassidy, then runs, but into a BOOT! Cassidy ELBOWS Bryan, but Bryan BOOTS back! Bryan whips, Cassidy reverses and run sin, but Bryan goes up and over. Cassidy waistlocks, Bryan throws elbows and TORNADO- NO, Cassidy denies, that dodges the boot, then keeps going, tilt-o-whirl DDT! Fans fire up as Bryan tumbles out! Cassidy gets the bad leg working, and he DIVES! Direct hit on Bryan! Cassidy puts Bryan in the ring, the fans rally for “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” and Cassidy climbs. Bryan rises up and hurries after him! Cassidy throws elbows to fight Bryan off!

Cassidy throws forearms, but Bryan roars! Cassidy DECKS him! Bryan is down, Cassidy adjusts, but Bryan sits up like a Deadman! Bryan is right up and he RISING HEADBUTTS! Fans fire up with Bryan and he climbs! SUPER EXPLODER!! Bryan runs in, KNEE!! And then the underhooks, for the TIGER- NO, Cassidy fights it! Bryan tries a normal lift, but Cassidy Alabama Lifts! BEACH BREAK!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and the fans are thunderous! Bryan and Cassidy both rise up, and Cassidy “unleashes” kicks. But then he ramps it up to actually kick and stomp! Bryan doesn’t budge, he just roars! Cassidy SUPERKICKS!

Cassidy runs, into a KNEE! Then GAMANGIRI! Bryan goes up, DIAMOND DUST!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Cassidy survives but Bryan says he’s gonna shoot for the sky! But Cassidy turns underhooks into Mouse Trap! CASSIDY WINS!!

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

The Bounty Hunter aims for titles two nights in a row, but he gets outgunned both times! Cassidy still shows respect by offering a handshake, but Bryan slaps the hand away. Because he gives a tip of the cap! Cassidy does the same with his sunglasses. Will Cassidy’s second run be even better than the first?

 

Miro speaks.

“What am I doing? I’m not even sure anymore. I thought wrestling poisons her, but maybe it’s she that poisons me. I’ve been talking things that don’t make sense, fighting people that don’t make sense, getting caught up in all that drama that I tried to avoid all along. I am the Redeemer! I don’t want to fight Andrade because he’s my wife’s client. I wanna fight Andrade because he’s an a-hole! And him losing to Claudio tonight brings him one step closer to being eliminated. I am done avoiding people to please my wife, I’m ready to kill everyone to please myself. I fought the light for so long, then I let my darkness consume me. This is the word of The Redeemer.”

 

Backstage interview with Komander.

Lexi Nair is with the AAA World Cruiserweight Champion and says he had an amazing showing on both AEW Rampage and ROH Final Battle last night, where Komander made it to the finals of the Survival of the Fittest match. Now, with all that- “KOMANDERRR!” Roderick Strong walks in with The Kingdom and they say hola. But despite all the good things Lexi is saying, Komander didn’t win, and that’s not good. See, Roddy is a former ROH World TV Champion and former Survival of the Fittest winner. Matt Taven won the ROH World TV Champion his first night under contract.

So just to let Komander know, Roddy is looking to get back on the horse, and fellas, he’s found his next victim. Who? “KOMANDERRR!” Komander says okay, see you next time. Will Komander show Roddy who is really #NeckStrong?

 

FTR is here!

Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood are still in town after the brutal Fight Without Honor Six Man Tag they had at Final Battle to actually honor Jay Briscoe. But they get the mics to call out The House of Black! Cash wants to say that if they have a problem with FTR, no more magic, vanishing acts, this and that. Just come out here to see them face to face. Because the real problem here is that the past three years, they saw the success of FTR. FTR has had the best run of their careers here! They’ve been ROH, AAA, NJPW and even TWO-TIME AEW World Tag Team Champions! The fans cheer that!

As for the House, well, they’re still just unrealized potential. Cash thinks the House is mad at themselves. Malakai & Buddy are just jealous seeing the success Brody is having on his own in the Continental Classic. They’ve seen what Julia’s done and are jealous, too! But Malakai & Buddy won’t take the anger out on themselves or on their housemates, they’ll direct that anger elsewhere. And where else than the living legends? So Cash says if the House wants to say something, they know where to find FTR. Dax says he loves Dallas. And he thinks there’s a lot they can say about FTR, he reads it all online all the time.

You can say FTR aren’t the best looking guys, and he’s fine with that. You can say they don’t have the best bodies in the world, and well yeah, that’s no secret. They’re not the flashiest, they’re abrasive, and even hard to do business with. But uh, one thing you can’t say about FTR is that they back down from a fight. Face to face, Dax doesn’t mind taking an ass kicking. Over half his life, he fought men for money> Losing is okay, but his problem is with a sucker punch. And so now, he’ll set out the challenge! First time ever, Malakai & Buddy, FTR- Wait, the mics cut out, then the lights go down! And this can only mean one thing.

Malakai & Buddy are on the tron, and the Aussie Juggernaut tells FTR, “I don’t think you understand. We’re not trying to hurt you. We’re here to prove a point that no on in the back has your back. Mark Briscoe won’t save you. Dax, your wife and kid, they won’t save you. Everyone you love won’t save you.” But now, Buddy wants to ask Cash: Who loves you? There are people who love Dax, but who loves Cash? The answer is the House! The House embraces and welcomes FTR! Be in THEIR family! Malakai says there’s this concept here that this is somehow personal, but it’s not. This is what happens when the House has to prove a point so aggressively that it hurts even them.

Because this is love. Malakai will ask everyone this: When the House attacked, who came to save FTR? No one. So did they lie? No. And if Malakai were to make it personal, then he would do the following. He’d have a picture of Dax, his wife, and his daughter. Oh wait, Buddy does have that. And then they would do this to it. They light it on fire! FTR rushes to the back to try and find The House, but Buddy dumps the picture in the trash. Symbolic. Like it or not, the House if your family now. Malakai & Buddy disappear into the shadows, when and where will they actually fight FTR?

 

Keith Lee speaks.

“I am tired of the misrepresentation, of the mistreatment, of the lack of opportunities. So I’m here now to take. And when I say take, that means him. And you know who you are.” Shane Taylor thought it was him but at Final Battle, Keith proved it wasn’t. So then just who IS Keith after?

 

Texas Street Fight: Willow Nightingale & Kris Statlander VS Mercedes Martinez & Diamante!

The Babe with the Power & The Galaxy’s Greatest combine all the Tarantino hits, ready to Gogo Pulp Fiction on the OG Badass & Cuban Diamond! But Mercedes & Diamante are ready, who will even be left standing as they go From Dusk ‘Til Dawn?

The bell rings, Mercedes & Diamante take the first swing but Willow & Kris hit first! Fans fire up as the brawl is on! The bullies ROCK Kris & Willow but Kris & Willow HEADBUTT in return! Things spill out of the ring now, and Kris sets Diamante up for Willow to CANNONBALL, only for Diamante to get away! Kris goes down, Willow panics, and Mercedes CRACKS Willow with a whiskey bottle!! Diamante puts Kris in the ring, dodges Kris, then tilt-o-whirls to RANA! Fans fire up as Diamante runs in, HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! Mercedes sends the barbed wire bat in, but Kris kicks Diamante first! DDT onto the bat!!

Mercedes punches away on Willow as Willow starts to bleed! Kris goes out after Mercedes to THROW her into railing! Kris & Willow regroup, they hurry to pick up some steel steps and move them around. They high five but Diamante runs up those steps! She leaps but into the arms of the “Sukeban!” They DOUBLE SLAM her on the steps! Mercedes THROWS a ladder! But that ladder is caught, and then used to RAM Mercedes down! Fans fire up as Willow puts Diamante in the ring, covers, TWO! Willow and Diamante each have their own crimson masks forming, but Willow drags Diamante up to ROCK her!

Willow scoops Diamante, carries her around, then SLAMS! Mercedes gets in with a crowbar!! She CRACKS Willow on the back!! And again! But Kris arranges chairs in a corner while Diamante stomps Willow. Mercedes ROCKS Kris, then she and Diamante THROW Willow into Kris! Then they hoist Kris up top, Mercedes climbs up, and she hooks Kris up. SPIDER GERMAN onto the chairs!!! Diamante covers, Willow breaks it! The fans fire up but Mercedes BOOTS Willow down! Mercedes rains down fists as Collision goes picture in picture.

Diamante storms out after Kris while Mercedes gets the bat. Mercedes DIGS the barbed wire into Willow’s already bloody forehead! Kris CHOKES Diamante, then SMACKS her off the steps! Mercedes goes out, drags Willow out to join her, and CLUBS her. Kris SMACKS Diamante off the steps, Willow stops the smack off the table! Willow POSTS Mercedes while Kris dribbles Diamante! Willow snap suplexes Mercedes to the floor! Kris grabs a chair, sets it down, and drags Diamante over. Diamante fights back so Kris rains down fists! Diamante knocks Kris over, Willow ROCKS Mercedes, then Willow wedges the ladder into her!

The fans fire up as Mercedes endures the ladder to the ribs. Mercedes claws at Willow while Diamante OVERHEAD SUPLEXES Kris to the ramp! Mercedes puts Willow in the ring, covers, TWO! Diamante looms over willow, CHOKES her with a chair, and Mercedes finds some other goodies around ringside. Diamante SMACKS Willow with the chair, Willow writhes, and then Diamante goes out to help Mercedes. Mercedes CLUBS Kris down, arranges some traffic hurdles, and Diamante helps set a wood board on it like a table. They mug Kris but Kris hits back! Diamante SMACKS Willow with a traffic sign!

Kris ROCKS Mercedes, gets some space, and runs in. Collision returns to single picture as Mercedes SPINEBUSTERS Kris through the wood board!! Fans lose their minds while Kris writhes in the wreckage. Diamante CHOKES Willow on ropes, Mercedes joins her, and they get another wood board in place. Diamante SMACKS Willow with another sign, then she and Mercedes clear some space. Willow fires forearm sin return and the fans fire up! But Mercedes knees low, the bullies mug Willow, and they whip. Willow reverses to send them into each other! Willow TOSSES Mercedes, but Diamante ROCKS Willow!

Diamante whips, Willow stops herself, and Diamante runs in! Willow dodges, Diamante ROCKS her first, then flips her off! So Willow POUNCES Diamante into the wood board! The board doesn’t break, so Willow SLAMS Diamante into it! That wood is tough as diamonds, so Willow SMACKS Diamante with it! Then Willow just kicks the thin in half! But a CHAIRSHOT to the head from Mercedes takes Willow down! Kris SMACKS Mercedes in return! Kris fires off fists, then SMACKS her with the traffic sign! Kris then lines up the shot, scoops, FISHERMAN BUSTER onto the sign! Cover, Diamante SMACKS Kris with the briefcase!

Diamante SMACKS Kris again and again, and again! Diamante opens the briefcase up, and dumps out the THUMBTACKS inside!! The fans lose their minds seeing that! Mercedes DIGS Kris’ face into the tacks!! But Willow CRACKS Mercedes with her lead pipe from earlier! And Kris hoists Diamante up! Diamante fights free hops on, CODE RED onto TACKS! Willow KICKS the cover apart! Mercedes SMACKS Willow with the sign! Willow ROCKS Mercedes, TOSSES her to the apron, and then gets her up on the apron! But Mercedes fights free! Willow kicks, Mercedes spins her around, and Diamante SHOTGUNS, POWERBOBM through the table!!

But Kris wraps her arm in that chain from earlier! FULL METAL DISCUS LARIAT!!! Cover, Kris & Willow win!!!

Winners: Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale, by pinfall

A brutal battle, and Kris stands tall for her team! But will she and Willow be able to use this momentum to go after some gold?

 

Backstage interview with “Timeless” Toni Storm & Mariah May.

Renee is with the AEW Women’s World Champion and her sidekick, and says that Saraya and Riho will have a #1 contender’s match, the winner moving on to face Storm for the title at Worlds End. Does Storm have a preference? Not really. Okay… Then good to see Mariah, too. Any update on who her first opponent in AEW will be? Well, Mr. Tony Khan did help Mariah apply for her American wrestler’s license, so very soon. And Miss Storm was sensational on commentary the other night. Maybe Storm could commentate on Mariah’s AEW debut? Oh, darling, Storm is very busy. Oh, right, that’s okay. Maybe then just watch, give her some pointers.

No, darling, she is VERY busy. But when she has time available, Mariah will be the first one to know. As for Riho and Saraya… “Go one then. Go out there and slap each other’s tits off, gouge each other’s eyes out, rip each other’s heads off. And at Worlds End, I will be fighting two titless blind baldies! until then, head up, tits out, and-” Renee says please, no. Fine. Storm storms off, but who will be the one to “costar” with Storm in the last PPV of 2023?

 

Adam “Edge” Copeland speaks.

“Almost two weeks ago on Dynamite, Christian Cage beat me. I could make excuses about how it all went down. But at this point in my career, I make no more excuses. I should be prepared for anything, I’ve seen it all. But there’s another thing that I took away from Montreal. When I was forced to retire in 2011, that was the last time I had championship gold. And getting that close to almost tasting it, I realized that I missed it.” Edge may have an incredible list of achievements but there’re still things he can add to it. He wants to remind the world who he is! He challenge Christian to a NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH for the TNT Champion at Worlds End! And this time, Edge will win.

 

Brian Cage w/ Prince Nana VS Kerry Wright!

The Mogul Embassy is still ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions, and they haven’t even lost a step! Will no one stop The Path of Cage from finding even more gold?

The bell rings, and Cage knees low! Then he whips, Kerry goes up and over and handsprings, but makes the mistake of mocking Nana. Cage CLOBBERS him down! Then UPPERCUTS him, GAMANGIRIS, and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Fans fire up with Cage and Cage hauls Kerry up. Cage does bicep curls, gets his 10 in and FALL AWAY SLAMS! Fans cheer and Cage grins as Nana does the dance. Cage drags Kerry up, reels him in and puts one out. POWERBOMB! Cage flips Kerry back up to suplex, for the DRILL CLAW!! Cover, Cage wins!

Winner: Brian Cage, by pinfall

And the dominance continues! The Mogul Embassy is in the money, will anyone ever stop them?

 

Backstage interview with The Mogul Embassy.

Lexi congratulates them on the win last night, but what is next? Cage says first up, time to put respect on his name. This is Swerve’s House, but these guys live there, too. And from here on out, The Vanilla Gorilla will do what he wants, own the spotlight, have the match of the night and get all his stuff in. Nana asks Lexi what kind of question is that? Swerve’s gonna win the Continental Classic! And just look at the Gates of Agony! The Mogul Embassy, we’re in the money! We’re in the money! Doo-doo doo-doo-doo do- Wait, Keith Lee walks in. And Keith congratulates them. However… To celebrate, Cage can tell “him” that Keith’s patience runs thin, and time is running out.

The Limitless One makes it clear just who he wants. Will The Realest hope he continues in the Continental Classic so he can avoid his past?

 

AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Eddie Kingston VS Daniel Garcia!

The Mad King and Red Death spoke their minds to start tonight, but now it is time to put up or shut up! Will Eddie keep his connection to his titles alive? Or will Dragon Slayer become a King Slayer here tonight?

The bell rings and we’re on the clock. The two circle, feel things out, and the fans rally behind Eddie. They tie up, are in a deadlock, and Eddie powers Garcia to a corner. The ref counts, Eddie lets off slowly, and the fans cheer. Eddie and Garcia reset, tie up again, and Garcia puts Eddie in the corner now. Garcia gets up in Eddie’s face, the ref counts, but Garcia lets off. Garcia CHOPS, but Eddie doesn’t flinch! Eddie swings, Garcia dodges, and then puts up his dukes! Eddie swings, Garcia dodges to CHOP, CHOP and CHOP! Eddie CHOPS and Garcia sputters! Garcia CHOPS, Eddie CHOPS, repeat! Eddie goes to ropes and fans cheer Garcia!

Garcia gets Eddie around to fire forearms! Garcia whips, Eddie reverses to STO! Fans rally, Garcia goes to the apron but Eddie joins him. Eddie half nelsons but Garcia fights! Garcia mule kicks a leg, then DRAGON SCREWS Eddie to the floor! Matthew Menard applauds from commentary while Garcia stands up. The fans rally up, and Garcia drags Eddie up into the ring. Fans chant “YOU’RE A WRESTLER!” Garcia gets the leg to GROUND DRAGON SCREW! Garcia stomps Eddie, eggs him on, then plays keep-a-way. Garcia stomps the leg again, then YANKS it! Fans rally and duel, Garcia steps in but Eddie kicks Garcia away!

Eddie stands, clinches, and BELLY2BELLY SUPLEXES. Eddie shakes out the bad leg, hobbles, and he drags Garcia up. Eddie CLUBS and stomps Garcia, brings him around, and DDTS! Fans rally up, Eddie huffs and puffs and Collision goes picture in picture.

Eddie stomps Garcia, still hobbles on the bad leg, and Garcia kicks the leg! And again! Eddie CHOPS Garcia in return! Garcia staggers away, Eddie storms up on him and CHOKES him on the ropes! Garcia clubs at Eddie but Eddie lets off as the ref counts. Eddie storms up to CHOP Garcia, follow him to another corner, and CHOPS him again! Eddie claws Garcia around, CHOPS him down, and stalks Garcia. Garcia swings, misses, and falls over. Eddie eggs Garcia on, kicks him around, but Garcia gets up. Garcia CHOPS, eggs Eddie on, so the straps come down! The CHOPS continue, and Garcia flops right over!

Eddie stands on Garcia at the ropes, Garcia grabs at Eddie but Eddie kicks him around. Eddie CLUBS Garcia, fishhooks him, then lets off as the ref counts. Eddie stalks Garcia, stomps him, then drags him up to CHOP back down! Garcia sits up, Eddie CHOPS him down, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Eddie has Garcia in a chinlock. The fans rally, Garcia endures and fights up, and Garcia throws body shots. Garcia CHOPS, but Eddie fires off fast hands! Garcia falls, Menard says he’s sweating. Eddie MACHINE GUN CHOPS in the corner! The fans fire up, Menard freaks out, but Garcia eggs Eddie on! Eddie MACHINE GUN CHOPS again! The ref has Eddie let off, but then Garcia puts up the dukes. Garcia DANCES! So Eddie MACHINE GUN CHOSP again!! The fans are thunderous as Garcia takes the most of those anyone’s ever taken from Eddie! The fans are electric as Garcia still DANCES!

Eddie scowls as Garcia grins as he drags himself up. Eddie runs in, but Garcia dodges! And JASB! CHOPS! Garcia fires off hands, Menard is fired up now! Garcia stomps a mudhole in, then digs his boot in! The ref counts, Garcia runs side to side, BOOT WASH! Then the Half Hatch but Eddie wrenches out! Only for Garcia to DRAGON SCREW! HEEL HOOK!! Eddie crawls, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Garcia stomps away as he lets off, then runs. Garcia KNEES Eddie against ropes! Garcia keeps moving, but Eddie gets around! But Garcia rolls, has the leg, ANKLE LOCK!! Eddie reaches out, Garcia drags him back to GRAPEVINE!!

The fans are thunderous as Eddie endures! Eddie scrambles around, ROPEBREAK!! The ref counts, Garcia lets off in frustration, and Garcia aims from a corner. Eddie rises, Garcia runs in, but into a CORNER EXPLODER! Eddie powers up, URAKEN!! Cover, TWO?!? Garcia survives going Backfist to the Future and fans lose their minds! But Eddie snarls and gets back up. “This is Awesome!” and Eddie drags Garcia back up. Scoop and NORTHRN- NO, Garcia slips free to SAIDO! Eddie rises up, the leg gives out! Garcia KNEES and SAIDOS Eddie back down! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives but Garcia has the legs!

Garcia steps through, but Eddie fights! So Garcia shifts his grip, only for Eddie to have the ROPEBREAK! Garcia lets off but comes right back. Eddie CLUBS away on Garcia, Garcia fires hands from all sides! They both fire hands and the fans are loving it! Garcia dropkicks the bad leg! Then runs, into a HALF ‘N’ HALF!! Garcia flounders up, into the URAKEN!!! Cover, EDDIE WINS!!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Garcia earns 0)

Backfist to the Future 2 was a smash hit, and The Mad King lives for one more round! Will the inaugural Continental Classic have its greatest comeback?

 

AEW Continental Classic, Blue League: Brody King VS Bryan Danielson!

Both the King of Death and the American Dragon stand at two wins for six points. But only one can join Andrade at nine points, who gets a critical win here in the penultimate round?

The bell rings and we’re on the clock once again. The two circle and the fans rally up. Bryan KICKS, but Brody walks it off. They knuckle lock but Bryan kicks again. And again, only for Brody to corner him. The ref counts, Brhyan gets around to KICK, then he backs away. The two reset, feel things out, Brhyan still tries kicks. Brody corners Bryan again, but Bryan slips away again to fire KICK after KICK! Brody stays up but he’s getting annoyed. Bryan and Brody circle, Bryan still fires kicks but Brody corners him again. Bryan yet again slips away and the KICK finally hobbles Brody. Brody snarls as he walks it off, and the fans hoot and bark for him.

Brody and Bryan approach, Brody powers his way to get Bryan in a corner. The fans are torn as Brody goes for the eye! The ref counts, Brody lets off, but then he CHOPS! And snapmares, and KICKS! Brody snarls as he CHOPS Bryan again! Cover, ONE!! Brody drags Bryan up, CHOPS him again, then has Bryan in a corner. Brody fires forearms on Bryan, and he claws at the eyepatch! The ref counts, Brody lets off, and he brings Bryan around. Brody CHOPS and Bryan falls back! Bryan only has the medical tape over the eye now, and Brody fires forearms! Brody CHOPS, then SPLASHES!

Brody hoots and the fans hoot with him. Brody runs corner to corner, CANNONBALL! Bryan clutches his face and falls out of the ring. The ref goes out to check Bryan but somehow he’s okay. At least, that’s what Bryan says. The ring count starts, Brody storms out after Bryan, and SMACKS him off the desk! And again! Brody is having fun as he CHOPS Bryan again and again! The ring count climbs, Brody refreshes the count, but Bryan hits back! Brody DECKS Bryan! Brody then whips Bryan hard into railing! The fans rally, bark, hoot, duel, all the things, and Brody CLUBS Bryan! And ROCKS him! And sits him down, to CHOP again!

Brody hoots, the fans join in again, and Brody grins as he runs back in, SPLASH against the barriers!! The fans are thunderous, Brody says he is VIOLENCE, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Brody storms around as the ring count climbs. Bryan is still down at 5 of 10, and his eyebrow is bleeding like it was last week against Andrade. Bryan manages to get in at 9 of 10, but Brody is after him with forearms! Brody wants to break what’s left of Bryan’s orbital! Brody digs his boot in, the ref counts and Brody lets off. The tape is gone, the cut is bleeding, and Brody drags Bryan up again. Brody CHOPS Bryan, GRINDS his arm’s cast into Bryan’s face, then lets off to admire the blood painting it. Brody ROCKS Bryan, TOSSES him out, and grins as the count starts again. Bryan stirs so Brody goes out after him.

Brody drags Bryan up, throws him in, and then sits Bryan back up. Brody CHOKES Bryan on the ropes! The ref counts, Brody lets off at 4, and Bryan sputters. Brody digs his foot into Bryan’s head as Collision returns to single picture. Brody soaks up the cheers and jeers, then he drags Bryan back up. Fans rally but Brody whips Bryan to ropes, and scoops for the SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Bryan flops out of the ring but Brody pursues. Brody stalks Bryan, and then RAMS him into railing! Brody gets space, wanting to hit another one! Fans fire up, Brody runs in, but Bryan dropkicks legs out! Brody stumbles into railing!

Bryan hurries up, is on the apron, and he FLYING KNEES Brody! Brody staggers around, gets in the ring, and now Bryan pursues. Bryan climbs the corner, Brody stands up, MISSILE DROPKICK! Brody staggers into a corner, Bryan rises up and runs in, DROPKICK! Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS at Brody’s leg! The ref counts, fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” and Bryan runs side to side. DROPKICK to the bad leg! Brody seethes, Bryan puts him up top. Bryan climbs after Brody but Brody fights with body shots. Brody crotches Bryan! And then FLYING LARIAT takes Bryan down!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives the Nigel-esque lariat!

The fans are dueling as Bryan goes to a corner. Brody storms around, “This is Awesome!” Brody runs in but Bryan catches Brody! Roll into the HALF CRAB! Brody claws at the mat, reaches out, turns over, and he kicks with his free leg! Bryan lets go, falls back, and Brody shakes out his beat-up leg. They both stand, and Bryan KICKS, KICKS and KICKS! Brody DECKS Bryan! Bryan KICKS again, and again, and again! Brody DECKS Bryan again! The fans duel, Bryan fires up and KICKS! KICKS! KICKS! Brody shoves, spins, but Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And then winds up, BUZZSAW! Brody falls over and fans fire up!

Bryan storms over to Brody, gets the hands, and DRAGON STOMPS! The fans fire up with “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan covers, TWO!! Brody is still in this so Bryan gives HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! But Brody huffs and puffs and powers back up to fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!! Bryan survives but Brody isn’t done! Brody gets Bryan up, Canadian Rack, but Bryan slips free! Brody CHOPS! Bryan dodges, the splash hits buckles! BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, ONE?!?! No one can believe it as the King of Death refuses to die! Bryan aims again, to KICK! And KICK! Brody says NO as the fans say YES! YES! YES!

Bryan BUZZSAWs again, and then aims! But Brody LARIATS first!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and now Brody is shocked! The fans are torn between these guys, “This is Awesome!” as Bryan is dead weight, Brody gets him up, btu Bryan turns a bomb into a cradle! TWO!! Brody escapes, swings, but Bryan dodges to BUSAIKU KNEE!! Brody drops to a knee, so Bryan BUSAIKU KNEES again!!! Bryan wants another shot but the ref is checking Brody. Brody sits up, Bryan BLINDSIDE BUSAIKU KNEES!!! Cover, BRYAN WINS!!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall (gains 3 points; Brody earns 0)

Brody kicks out at 3.0001, but that wasn’t in time! He suffers another loss, is he in danger of missing out on the semifinals? As for Bryan, we get Blackpool Combat Club VS Blackpool Combat Club as he takes on Claudio Castagnoli next week! Will the American Dragon be able to defeat the Swiss Superman to prove he is still the number one seed?


My Thoughts:

An awesome Collision here, with Cage’s squash match only being half filler. It was an excuse to have the Mogul Embassy here so Keith could tell them to tell Swerve that he’s finally coming for that blowoff match. And unless Swerve is the Continental Triple Crown, Keith should win. Great promo from Storm & Mariah, but you can bet Riho wins to be Storm’s challenger. And if Mariah starts feeling neglected, then she’s totally turning on Storm to be the next challenger after that. And good promo from Edge that was recorded in a bad spot, but of course Edge wants another shot at Christian for the title, and that is going to be wild stuff.

Great promo from The Acclaimed calling out The Devil’s Minions, but I feel like they wrote MJF off too quickly. Maybe MJF comes to them with apologies, because clearly MJF cared enough to rush back there when they were getting attacked. But also, good on Action & Top Flight to make the challenge. I would think Acclaimed retain, but maybe Devil’s Minion antics cost them. And great promo from FTR and the House of Black, but they must surely want to stretch this out until Worlds End or else a match challenge would’ve been made by now. Well, maybe the challenge is made next week and we get FTR VS Malakai & Buddy for New Year’s Smash.

Really good promo from Miro, especially since it does a good job making amends for how last week’s promo went. It had controversy of making Miro come off toxic male misogynistic, so Miro chalks it up to losing his way a bit. And great stuff building in the TBS Championship scene. Abadon of course wins her squash match, but what a surprise that Skye actually sides with Julia Hart now. And then a great surprise that Rosa is finally back, and is finally getting in the ring, and we’re going to get a great match out of those four to help give us Julia VS Abadon for the title. And just an awesome Texas Street Fight. For not giving multiple women’s matches a night, AEW has a history of amazing hardcore matches in the Women’s Division.

I am starting to agree with Eddie Kingston on the cold open promos, but this week’s batch was really good because A) Eddie was again reluctant to do one, and B) Orange Cassidy just randomly has one and it was perfectly Orange Cassidy style. Awesome International Championship match for Cassidy and Bryan Keith, but I figured Cassidy would win. And awesome Continental Classic matches tonight, really giving us a complex Blue League race. Claudio cheating to beat Andrade was a bit of a surprise but I suppose it feeds to Miro’s story while also putting some pressure on Andrade for next round.

As I’ve said before, Eddie winning again made sense. He’s still ROH World & NJPW Strong Champion so long as he’s alive in the tournament, so he needs to make it to the semifinals to properly “defend” those belts. Garcia is ending up in the same boat as Lethal and Briscoe, but there’s no other zero-points participant in the Blue League. Maybe, just maybe, Garcia’s final round is about spoiling someone’s chances, and that’d be the best thing for Garcia to finish with. And of course, an epic main event, and Bryan winning out feeds his story of fighting through all this damage he’s taken. At this point, I’d make it Bryan VS Eddie in the semifinals for Eddie’s revenge from Bryan getting on his case.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Battle of the Belts Results & Report! (4/13/24)

Rumble, bad man, rumble!

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The tenth edition goes the X-tra mile!

Battle of the Belts returns, and to settle the score from Dynamite’s Six Man Tag, Hook puts up his FTW Championship against Shane Taylor!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • FTW Championship: Hook VS Shane Taylor; Hook wins and retains the title.
  • AEW International Championship Eliminator: Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Rocky Romero; Strong wins and denies Rocky a title match.
  • ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena w/ Billie Starkz VS Red Velvet; Athena wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW Collision bleeds over a bit.

Bryan Danielson is still down on the ramp after Konosuke Takeshita’s Brainbuster and the medics check him. The battle with Will Ospreay at Dynasty is still in the books, but what condition will Bryan be in?

 

Backstage interview with Hook and Katsuyori Shibata.

Lexi Nari is with the FTW Champion and The Wrestler, and notes we saw Hook make the save for Shibata during Collision against Shane Taylor Promotions. At the same time, Hook is about to face Shane Taylor himself with the FTW title on the line. Knowing what Shane’s capable of, what is Hook’s strategy going into that match? Shibata uses his voice-to-text translator say, “Pardon the interruption… Hook, I’ll have your back tonight.” Hook appreciates that, but even knowing what Shane’s capable of, Hook’s got his own way of handling this. Shibata says bet, and Hook gives him the fist bump.

FTW Championship: Hook VS Shane Taylor w/ Anthony Ogogo!

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil knows he’s up against a bad, bad man, but this is FTW Rules! Everyone who fights for this title is a bad, bad man, so will Hook prove he’s the baddest? Or will Shane #SendHook back to New York without his gold?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who’s really the biggest badass in AEW!

The bell rings, the two circle, and they feel things out. Shane swings, Hook dodges to fire off fast hands and forearms! The fans fire up behind Hook but Shane shoves him away. Hook ducks the haymaker, waistlocks, but Shane fights with elbows. Shane swings again, but Hook gets under! Shane CLUBS the Camino down, then whips. Hook holds ropes, then DUMPS Shane out! Shane tumbles to the floor, Hook pursues, and Hook SMACKS Shane off railing! Hook SMACKS Shane off steel steps, then has Shane sit in a corner. Hook rains down fists, then lets off to revel in the cheers. Hook throws knees again and again, then CLUBS Shane again.

Shane staggers along railing, but Hook puts him in the ring. The fans cheer again, Hook storms in, but Shane JABS! JABS! And BODY SHOTS! Hook falls, sputters, and the ref has Shane stay back to check. That could’ve been a liver shot but Shane hauls Hook up. Shane CHOPS Hook in the career, and Hook sputters as he goes along ropes. Shane taunts Hook, puts him in a corner, and CHOPS again! Hook staggers to another corner, Shane taunts him, “I thought you were the man!” Shane BODY BLOWS again and Hook coughs. Hook fires hands in return, backs Shane down, then reels Shane in! Shane’s too big for the suplex, though!

Shane shoves Hook, and BODY BLOWS! Hook falls to the mat, but Shane drags him back up. Shane HEADBUTTS Hook, Hook is dazed, and Shane says he thought Hook was a killer. Shane says to bow down to the killer that’s badder! Shane CHOPS Hook, suplexes him, and hangs him out to dry! Hook sputters and falls, Shane soaks up heat, and Battle of the Belts goes picture in picture.

Shane drags Hook up, TOSSES him out, then goes out to bring Hook up. Shane whips Hook hard into steel steps! Hook writhes, Shane storms around, then Shane drags Hook up. Shane makes Hook take a seat in a corner, then runs up to KNEE Hook against railing! Hook falls over, but he’s somehow still conscious! Shane drags Hook up and hangs him out to dry on the railing! Hook sputters and falls to the floor, and Shane talks more trash. Shane drags Hook up, puts him in the ring, and BOTB returns to single picture. Shane has Hook on the apron, for the APRON LEG DROP! Hook sputters more while Shane seethes.

Shane storms in, talks trash on the fans, then soaks up the heat. Shane drags Hook up, puts him in the corner, and BODY SHOTS! BODY SHOT! HAYMAKER! Hook slumps down in the corner but the fans rally up. Shane waits on Hook, Hook says he’s still in this! Shane stands Hook up to BODY SHOT, BODY SHOT and BODY SHOT! Then Shane ROCKS Hook again, again, and AGAIN! Hook flops back down while Shane storms around. The ref checks with Hook, Shane says to call it already! Hook says no, he’s still in this! Shane drags Hook up, tells Hook to quit or he gets send home in a body bag!

The fans boo as Shane whips corner to corner, hard! Hook sputters, Shane runs in, but Hook dodges! Shane hits buckles, Hook hurries to waistlock! Shane fights the grip, then ROCKS Hook! Hook ROCKS Shane back! And ROCKS him again and again! The fans fire up as Hook fires more shots! Hook runs to LARAIT! Shane stays up, Hook LARIATS again! Hook runs, ducks the haymaker, and GERMAN SUPLEXES!! Shane staggers up in a daze, and Hook clinches to EXPLODER!! Hook covers, TWO!! Shane is still tougher than that and Hook is beside himself! Hook runs up in the corner, but into an URENAGE!

Shane drags Hook into the drop zone, goes up the corner, and he SPLASHES down! Cover, TWO?!? Hook survives and shocks Shane! Shane storms around, the fans rally up, and Shane drags Hook up. Shane slaps Hook around, then winds up, but Hook dodges! And dodges! REDRUM!! Shane is caught, he flails around, but then he fights up! Shane RAMS Hook into buckles, but Hook still holds on! Shane RAMS Hook in again, but Hook still has his hooks in! BACKPACK SENTON!! Shane is free, but then Hook springs up, REDRUM!! He even traps the arms!! Shane flails, reaches out, but he’s fading! Shane’s OUT, Hook wins!!

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil does it again! He takes damage and finds a way to win! But now, will he have that face to face meeting with Chris Jericho this Wednesday Night Dynamite?

 

Backstage interview with Rocky Romero.

Lexi is with Azucar as he is just moments away from his Title Eliminator match for the International Championship. However, Lexi wants to know if he knows what’s going on with Best Friends. Rocky says Chuck, Trent and Orange Cassidy are like brothers to him, and yet he has no idea what’s going on there. But right now, he can’t really worry about that, he has to focus on the match with Roderick Strong. When Rocky wins, he’ll be one step closer to fulfilling his destiny of becoming International Champion. Kyle O’Reilly pops in, wishes Rocky luck, and then heads back out. Will Azucar be able to get one over on the Savior of the Backbreaker? Or will he just end up broken?

 

AEW International Championship Eliminator: Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Rocky Romero!

While Azucar is confident, it was just last night on Rampage that Roddy took offense to him and Kyle O’Reilly even thinking there was a chance this match doesn’t go The Undisputed Kingdom’s way. Will Roddy prove them all wrong by crossing Rocky off the list? Or is this were The Kingdom starts to crumble?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans are behind Rocky as he and Roddy tie up. Rocky waistlocks, Roddy wrenches to wristlock, but Rocky rolls, wrenches and wristlocks back. Roddy tries to pull hair but Rocky twists the wrist. Roddy pulls on Rocky’s ear to have the headlock and takeover. Rocky fights up, pops out the back, and then steps over. Rocky hooks an arm but Roddy fights off the takedown to hip toss and cover. ONE, but Roddy facelocks. Rocky fights up, pries at the hold, but Roddy holds on tight. Rocky still fights his way out of the hold, wristlocks and wrenches again, then YANKS the arm.

Roddy ROCKS Rocky then CHOPS him! Roddy whips, Rocky slides under then ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! The fans fire up as Rocky then wrenches Roddy and goes up a corner. Rocky FLYING KNEE DROPS right on the arm! The fans cheer the Latino Heat and Rocky goes back to the corner. Rocky CHOPS Roddy, Roddy CHOPS back! Rocky CHOPS, Roddy kicks low! Roddy CLUBS Rocky, ROCKS him, then reels Rocky in for a BACKBREAKER! Rocky writhes but Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy and The Kingdom talk trash, Roddy swings but Rocky dodges! Rocky CHOPS and then stomps away on Roddy!

Rocky digs his boot in, lets off as the ref counts, then stands Roddy up. Rocky snapmares and runs to basement dropkick! Roddy flounders, Rocky covers, ONE!! Rocky keeps one eye on The Kingdom, then he brings Roddy around. UPPERCUT and Roddy staggers. Roddy BOOTS, whips, but Rocky goes Spiderman! Rocky then dodges Roddy and sends him tumbling out! Rocky goes out to PENALTY KICK from the apron! Rocky leaps to DIVING STOMP! Roddy writhes, Rocky gives more Latino Heat, and BOTB goes picture in picture.

Rocky tells The Kingdom to back off, and so does the ref. Taven mocks Rocky’s Latino Heat, but Rocky puts Roddy in the ring. Rocky storms up on Roddy to KICK his leg! Roddy hobbles to a corner, Rocky CHOPS him and then follows him. Rocky ROCKS Roddy, ROCKS him again, but Roddy bails out. Rocky goes after Roddy on the apron, but Roddy lifts! Rocky fights that to then elbow Roddy! But Rocky has to watch out for The Kingdom lurking! Roddy BOOTS Rocky, then POSTS him! Rocky falls to the floor, Roddy hops down and he drags Rocky up. Roddy gives Rocky a RAILING BACKBREAKER! Rocky writhes, The Kingdom mocks him more, and Roddy drags Rocky up.

Roddy puts Rocky in the ring, stomps Rocky around, then drags him up to CHOP! Rocky staggers to a corner, Roddy storms up on him, and then DECKS him! Roddy soaks up the heat, then he digs his boots into Rocky! The ref counts, Roddy lets off at 4, but just switches feet! The ref counts more, Roddy steps away, and Rocky sputters along the ropes. Roddy gets Rocky up but Rocky ROCKS him first! And again! Roddy hits back, Rocky CHOPS, and CHOPS! Rocky runs, but Roddy blocks the Rana to make it a POWER BREAKER! Rocky writhes, Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy clamps onto Rocky with a motorcycle stretch!

Rocky endures as Roddy digs knee into Rocky’s back. Rocky fights up, moves around, but Roddy knees him low! Roddy scoops Rocky to RAM him into buckles! Then OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE! Cover, TWO! Rocky is still in this but Roddy stays on Rocky with stomps. Roddy stomps and stomps as BOTB returns to single picture. Roddy goes back to the motorcycle stretch but the fans rally again. Rocky fights up, fights back, and he KICKS Roddy’s leg! And KICKS! Roddy CLUBS Rocky, eggs Rocky on, but Rocky roars! Rocky fires forearms, then UPPERCUTS! Roddy wobbles, Rocky KICKS and KICKS and SOBATS!

Rocky CHOPS, whips, but Roddy reverses. Rocky reverses back to kick, but Roddy ducks the enzigiri! Rocky REWIND HEEL KICKS! Roddy flops out of the ring and the fans fire up! Rocky builds speed, fakes Roddy out and DIVES onto Taven! Then Rocky DIVES onto Roddy! Rocky puts Roddy in, runs up, SLICED BREAD! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives but Rocky keeps his cool. Rocky fires forearms in the corner, then winds up! The fans fire up as Rocky runs in, clothesline! Another clothesline! But Roddy follows to RAM Rocky, and CHOP him! And CHOP! And CHOP! Roddy whips, Rocky comes back into the SICK KICK! Cover, TWO!

Roddy is frustrated but he hauls Rocky up. Fireman’s carry, but Rocky fights free! Roddy shoves, lifts again, but Rocky pops up to RANA! The fans fire up as Rocky ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls and DDTS! Cover, TWO! Roddy survives but Rocky stays focused. The fans rally for Rocky as he stalks Roddy. Roddy RAMS Rocky, gets him up top, and then climbs up after him. Rocky fights with fists and a HEADBUTT! Rocky then cravats, SUPER SLICED BREAD!! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives again and Rocky is beside himself! The Kingdom is also worried, they rally up for Roddy. The fans rally for Rocky as he goes out to the apron.

Rocky climbs but The Kingdom is lurking again. The ref tells them to back off, but Roddy ROCKS Rocky first! Roddy has Rocky up top but Rocky DECKS Roddy! Rocky adjusts, Roddy stands, METE- STRONG KNEE!! Cover, Roddy wins!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (denies Rocky Romero a title opportunity)

The Kingdom helps Roddy, whether Roddy will say it that way or not. Kyle is here to celebrate with his friend, but he also checks on his other friend in Rocky. Kyle helps Rocky up to his feet, and wants the fans to give it up for Rocky. But then Wardlow LARIATS Rocky, and The Kingdom stomps away! Kyle has them stop, this isn’t cool! But then Roddy STRONG KNEES Kyle down?!? The fans boo as Roddy tells Kyle that he could do it on his own, but there’s only ONE man that can be International Champion! Kyle made the wrong decision! Roddy’s arrogance just ended his friendship with Kyle, will Kyle make Roddy pay for that?

 

Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

Lexi Nair is with the Professor of Professional Wrestling and notes how last week, Serena walked on stage after Yuka Sakazaki’s return victory. Why? Serena says she was sitting in the back, watching that impressive match, and thought to herself that she was watching a great pro-wrestler. Someone that Serena would love to tear it up with. Tonight, the Professor is here on BOTB, but has no championship opportunity. She’s not sweating it, though. Since her return, Serena is undefeated. She checked the rankings, and The Professor is sitting pretty at Number 3! So week by week, she’s climbing her way up to inevitably become champion.

Serena tells Yuka, that was an invitation. To where? Into the Deeb Dojo! Serena will show Yuka that Serena is better, and that she is what she says she is: The Professor of Pro-Wrestling! Serena wants to test herself against the Wrestling Magical Girl, but who will be the one taking a step closer to a title opportunity?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

After Roddy’s sudden rejection of Kyle O’Reilly, they are now going to battle over the International Championship! It’s the fight neither man wanted, but will Kyle give Roddy payback for what he did with interest?

 

ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena w/ Billie Starkz VS Red Velvet!

The Fallen Goddess is 49-0 after defeating Hikaru Shida on Supercard of Honor last week, and when she says she’s the Forever Champion, she means that. But will “forever” come to a crashing halt in Kentucky? Or will The Chef be the one getting served an L?

The introductions are made by Lexi Nair, so just a little biased in Athena’s favor. The belt is raised, and here in the main event, we see who is the face of the ROH Women’s Division!

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings and the fans fire up for Athena already. The two circle, tie up, and they go around. They go into a corner, along ropes, then Athena throws Velvet down. Velvet holds on, they roll on the mat with the collar ‘n’ elbow, then they stand up. Athena puts Velvet in a corner, the ref counts, but Athena lets off with a cocky smile. Velvet keeps cool and resets with Athena. They tie up. Velvet wrenches an arm to wristlock, but Athena handsprings and wrenches back. Velvet rolls, kips up, and wrenches back. Velvet headlocks but Athena powers up and out. Velvet runs Athena over, but Athena kips up!

The fans fire up while both women brush themselves off. They reset again, tie up, and Athena headlocks. Velvet powers up and out, but Athena wrenches to whip. Velvet ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls to RANA, but Athena handsprings through! The fans fire up and Athena cheers herself on. But Velvet DROPKICSK Athena down! Athena gets up, Velvet arm-drags, arm-drags again, and then Velvet cheers herself on. Athena runs up into another arm-drag! Velvet has the armlock but Athena fights up and throws Velvet down by her hair! The fans cheer but the ref reprimands, and things speed up.

Velvet drops, runs up and CALF KICKS Athena down! Athena bails out, Billie there to check on her. Velvet goes to the apron, Athena grabs a leg but Velvet kicks her away. Velvet then ASAI MOONSAULTS land takes Athena down! The fans fire up, Velvet drags Athena up and puts her in the ring, then has her on the apron. Velvet climbs up, brings Athena up, but Athena shoves her back. FLAPJACK off the top buckles! Velvet staggers, Athena reels her back in, APRON BACK SUPLEX! The fans fire up with Athena while BOTB goes picture in picture.

Velvet crawls into the ring but Athena follows her. Athena looms over Velvet, drags her up, then CLUBS her down. Athena stands Velvet up to whip her hard into a corner. Athena revels in the cheers before she runs in and back body blocks! Then Athena goes side to side to forearm SMASH! Athena smiles as Velvet leans against buckles. Athena shoves Velvet down, stomps her around, then drags her back up. Velvet fires body shots, but Athena bumps her off buckles. Velvet avoids the forearm to DOUBLE CHOP! Velvet fires body blows but Athena throws hands! Velvet CHOPS, Athena CHOPS, they CHOP, then Athena CHOPS Velvet off her feet!

The fans cheer while Athena snarls. Athena sits Velvet back up, KICKS her in the back, then KICKS her again! And again! Athena stands Velvet up, bumps her off buckles, then scoops to put Velvet in the Tree of Woe. Athena KICKS away on Velvet’s back, then lets her fall out of the Three. Billie applauds, tells Velvet she should’ve known better, but Velvet swipes at Billie. Billie gets away, cheers Athena on, but Velvet fires hands on Athena! Athena swings back but Velvet bobs ‘n’ weaves! Velvet ROCKS Athena, kicks her legs out, then runs up , into a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Athena is annoyed but still in control as BOTB goes to break.

BOTB returns once again as Athena hits buckles! Velvet rallies on Athena with clothesline after clothesline! Velvet runs, tilt-o-whirls and RANAS Athena onto ropes! Velvet runs up to DOUBLE KNEE! Velvet shoves Athena down, runs, and tilt-o-whirls again, REVERSE DDT! Cover, TWO! Athena survives and Velvet is frustrated. Athena crawls away, wanting mercy! But Velvet storms up, only for Athena to YANK Velvet into buckles! Athena then fireman’s carries Velvet for the WASTELAND! Roll through and another fireman’s carry, for another WASTELAND! Another roll through, and then Athena mocks the stirrin’ it up motion!

But Velvet pops up to RANA! Cover, TWO!! Athena escapes, Velvet runs up to wheelbarrow, but Athena URENAGES her down! Cover, TWO!! Athena is furious as Velvet survives! Athena goes up a corner, the fans cheer, and Velvet rises. But Velvet ROUNDHOUSES first! Velvet ROCKS Athena, climbs up after her, then CHOPS! Velvet goes to the very top, to SUPER VICTORY THROW! Athena flounders but she ducks the buzzsaw! Roll up, Velvet rolls through! THE SLICE! And then the tilt-o-whirl DDT!! Cover, TWO!!! Athena survives and Velvet is fuming! Velvet pushes Athena around while the fans rally up.

Athena is in the drop zone, so Velvet goes up top. Velvet tells Billie to shut up, but Athena gets out to the apron. The fans boo but Velvet adjusts position, to leap and SUPER CROSSBODY! Athena catches her!? And then brings Velvet around to FALCON ARROW to the floor! The fans fire up as Athena roars, but so does Velvet as she rises! Only for the SUPERKICK to knock her down! Athena has a wild look on her face and Billie cheers on the Overlord. Athena gets Velvet up, THROWS her into the LED board, then THROWS her around again! Athena drags Velvet up and into the ring, storms in after her, and reels her in! Canadian Rack, but Velvet sunset flips it! TWO!!!

Athena escapes, Velvet runs up, ducks ‘n’ dodges then SUPERKICKS! But Athena DECKS Velvet with a forearm! Athena goes up top, Velvet rises in a daze, to get the O-FACE!! Cover, Athena wins!

Winner: Athena, by pinfall (still ROH Women’s World Champion)

And that’s FIFTY and zero! Fifty wins, no losses, and no slowing down as she title belt clinks with Billie. But as is customary on ROH, Athena sets her belt down, and Billie does, too. They drag Velvet up, mock “stir it up,” but Velvet SLAPS Athena! And SLAPS Billie! But then Athena and Billie mug Velvet! The fans boo as Billie picks up her belt, takes aim, but then QUEEN AMINATA is here! Aminata runs down into the ring, dodges Billie to DECK Athena, then HEADBUTT for Billie! That’s payback for cheating in the TV title match! But then Athena runs up, into an Alabama Lift! AIR RAID CRASH!!

Aminata saves Velvet while also making her own impact, will The Queen not be denied her crown? Or will the Fallen Goddess look to make her pay for this insolence?


My Thoughts:

A really good BOTB but uh, after ten of these, we already know nothing really happens on these. Great action and promos like on Collision, but no titles were ever changing hands. And after two hours of Collision, the crowd was of course tired out. Hook of course defeated Shane but it was a really good showing of Hook’s resilience to take all that damage and still win. Really good match from Roddy and Rocky that Roddy of course won, and turns out I was right in thinking they’d fast track Roddy VS Kyle here. That match will be great stuff, but it’d be a shame if Kyle’s first title shot ends up a loss, even with The Kingdom all there to interfere and distract.

Good promo from Serena to make it clear that she’s having a match with Yuka, just in case it wasn’t clear last week. And then a great main event for the ROH Women’s Championship. Red Velvet looked great even in defeat, and natural move for Aminata to show up and go after Athena & Billie. Aminata really has her pick of the two titles at this point, and while payback on Billie for Supercard is an obvious route, why wouldn’t she go right to the source and take down Athena? Athena’s made it to 50-0, and if not when Athena faced Billie, not when she faced Nyla Rose nor when she faced Shida, her first loss should be to pass the torch to Aminata.

Aminata went through the grind, paid her dues, and has got organically over with ROH viewers, so if she isn’t gonna be the historic first Women’s TV Champ, make her the woman that takes down the top woman in ROH.

My Score: 8.6/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (4/13/24)

The Don Callis Family is out for blood!

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Will the Blackpool Combat Club survive this Collision?

Before the Dynasty dream match of Ospreay VS Danielson, the Don Callis Family wants to not just beat the American Dragon, but to destroy him!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Dante Martin, Action Andretti & Matt Sydal; The House of Black wins.
  • Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty; Shibata wins.
  • Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico; Garcia wins.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator: Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS AZM w/ Anna Jay; Storm wins and denies AZM a title match.
  • Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Will Hobbs & Kyle Fletcher; Bryan & Claudio win.

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The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

Bryan Danielson says BIG week for BCC. Jon Moxley is the NEW IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, a huge accomplishment. And on Wednesday, Claudio Castagnoli takes on Will Ospreay, then Bryan faces Ospreay at Dynasty. But there’s tonight first. Claudio says Don Callis gave Kyle Fletcher & Will Hobbs this motivational speech that they don’t even need to beat BCC, they just have to hurt BCC. How weird. But it’s easier to beat them than to hurt them, and what kind of faith does that show Callis has in Ospreay? Not much, it seems. Not sure what Callis is thinking. But Claudio has faith that all three of those guys could beat BCC.

But hurt them? People have been trying to hurt Claudio and Bryan for 20 years. Because they see the spotlight, they see how successful BCC is, and they see BCC all over the world. Bryan couldn’t be stopped by a broken orbital bone nor a broken arm. And Claudio’s been fighting week after week after week, consistently like Swiss clockwork for over 15 YEARS. Because it’s not about the work and the talk here in front of the camera, but the work behind cameras, the stuff you don’t see, that goes into making this look so easy at the level they are at. Bryan agrees there, and tells Don Callis that he wants his guys to hurt them, to hurt Bryan and to hurt Claudio.

Guess what?! That’s not gonna fly tonight! Because Bryan goes out there every single night to hurt people! That’s what BCC does! Violence is their specialty! DCF will not only see that tonight, but on Wednesday and in St. Louis. The American Dragon is all fired up, but will he and the Swiss Superman burn down the Powerhouse and the Protostar?

 

Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Dante Martin, Action Andretti & Matt Sydal!

Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews are preparing for the coming war with Adam Copeland, Mark Briscoe & Eddie Kingston, but they’re taking on three men who are much different from Copeland, Briscoe & Kingston. Will grounding high-fliers make the House ready for those brawlers? Or is this where the House will fold?

The trios sort out and the fans bark as Buddy starts against Action. The fans rally as the two circle, feel things out, and tie up. Buddy wrenches an arm to a wristlock, YANKS it and grinds the arm down. Action fights up, Buddy wrenches again, but Action rolls, handsprings and wrenches back. Action wristlocks, but Buddy rolls, handsprings and wrenches again. The fans cheer the technical exchange, and Action rolls, kips up, and wrenches back. Buddy powers Action back to whip, but Action holds onto the wristlock. Action twists the wrist but Buddy spins, headlocks and hits the takeover. Action moves around but Buddy keeps him down.

Action pushes Buddy to a headscissor, but Buddy kips free! Buddy gets around, waistlocks, but Action bucks the O’Conner. Action goes up and over as Buddy runs in, then DROPKICKS! The fans are torn but Action tags Sydal. Buddy TOSSES Action but Sydal schoolboys and bridges! TWO, Buddy knees low! Buddy ROCKS Sydal, CLUBS him, then tags Malakai! But Sydal arm-drags and SOBATS! Sydal KICKS Malakai, tags in Dante, and they coordinate, MONKEY FLIP and SWANTON CANNONBALL! Cover, TWO! Tag to Action, he ROCKS Malakai and whips. Malakai reverses, Dante gives Action the boost up and over!

Dante catches Malakai to a facelock, but Malakai wrenches out to BOOT Action! Malakai blocks Dante’s kick to STO! Action kicks low, whips, but Malakai stops himself to stare Action down. The fans cheer, Malakai dodges a shot and Brody tags in. BOOT to SHOULDER TACKLE! Dante and Sydal run in but they get run over! The fans fire up with Brody, but then Dante and Sydal DOUBLE DROPKICK! Brody returns to DOUBLE LARIAT! The fans bark for Brody, he gets Action up and CHOPS him to a corner. And CHOPS again! Action sputters, Brody whips him to ropes, but Action ducks ‘n’ dodges to go up, but Brody catches him!

Action fights, but Buddy distracts the ref while Malakai jumps in. Brody gets Action in wheelbarrow position, ROUNDHOUSE into the GERMAN SUPLEX! The fans fire up for The House while Action tumbles out. Buddy tags in and Brody DIVES onto all three opponents! The fans fire up again as Brody roars, and he puts Action in for Buddy. Buddy aims from a corner as Action rises, and Buddy runs in to BOOT in the corner! Snapmare and cover, TWO!! Action survives but Buddy stays focused. Buddy drags Action up, suplexes, but Action knees free! Action waistlocks, Buddy ELBOWS Action then sucker punches Sydal!

Buddy storms up on Action, Action slides under and reaches out! Buddy has a leg, he reels Action in to back suplex, but Action lands on his feet! Action ducks under an elbow, reaches out again, but Buddy has the tights! Action ENZIGIRIS, hot tag to Sydal! JUMP KICK! Sydal ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! Buddy tumbles, comes back, but into a WHEEL KICK! Malakai runs up to CLUB Sydal, but Sydal JUMP KNEES back! QUESTION- NO, Malakai blocks the Question Mark Kick to ROUNDHOUSE Sydal! Sydal staggers to ropes, Brody storms in, but Sydal DUMPS Brody out! Buddy runs up, into a BOOT!

Sydal ELBOWS Malakai, runs up, but into a POP UP, POWERBOMB BACKBREAKER COMBO!! The fans fire up and Buddy covers, TWO! Sydal is still in this while Collision goes picture in picture.

Buddy looms over Sydal, drags him up and whips to JUMP KNEE! Sydal tumbles out and Brody tags in. Brody goes after Sydal to whip him hard into railing! Sydal writhes, Brody drags him back up, and Brody whips Sydal hard into more railing! The fans bark for Brody again as he stands Sydal up and CHOPS! Brody puts Sydal in the ring, looms over him, then drags him up. Brody CHOPS Sydal to the corner, tags Buddy, and then Brody scoops Sydal to SLAM him! Buddy slingshot SENTONS right in! Tag to Malakai and Buddy snapmares Sydal for Malakai to PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO! Malakai drags Sydal down into a KIMURA!

Sydal endures the double wristlock as Malakai twists the elbow! Malakai drags Sydal back, Buddy tags in, and they mug Sydal. Buddy snapmares Sydal to KICK him down! Buddy drags Sydal back up, clamps onto the arm, and Collision returns as Buddy whips Sydal hard into a corner! Buddy BOOTS Dante off the apron for the hell of it! Buddy snapmares Sydal to KNEE him in the back, and KNEE again! Buddy mockingly holds Sydal’s hand out to Action, then KICKS Sydal in the back! And KICKS him again! The fans rally but Buddy drags Sydal right up to an Electric Chair Lift! But Sydal uses that to POISON-RANA!

Buddy flops right out of the ring and the fans rally up! Sydal crawls, The House shouts to Buddy, and the ring count is 5 of 10! Brody hurries to toss Buddy back in, hot tags to Malakai and Dante! Dante fires off on Malakai, then whips. Malakai reverses, runs up, but Dante slips out, goes up and around, then GAMANGIRIS! Dante springboards to CROSSBODY! But Malakai rolls through it to suplex and GOURD- NO, Dante lands out! POP-UP RANA! Dante hurries up a corner while Malakai is down! The fans fire up but Dante has to leap away as Brody rushes over! Dante comes back to SHOTGUN Brody down!

Malakai waistlocks, GERMAN SUPLEX, but Dante lands on his feet! Dante dodges Malakai to PELE! Cover, TWO!! Dante runs and FLIES out onto Brody! Dante hurries back in, the fans fire up, and Dante stalks Malakai, only to get a ROUNDHOUSE! Action hurries to tag in, he torture racks but Malakai lands out! Malakai knees low, whips, but Action ducks ‘n ‘dodges to DIVE onto Buddy! Action snarls but Malakai hits him with a TRIANGLE MOONSAULT! Malakai puts Action in, BOOTS him to ropes, then ROUNDHOUSES! Malakai brings Action over, tags Brody, and then Buddy joins in. The fans bark as the House surrounds Action.

DANTE’S- NO, Sydal and Dante save Action! Then they TRIPLE SUPERKICK in return! And then TRIPLE SUPERKICK! DOUBLE SUPERKICK! TRIPLE SUPERKICK!! The fans fire up but Buddy POP-UP KNEES Dante! Sydal goes up to METEORA! Malakai ROUNDHOUSES Sydal, Action springboards to FLYING LARIAT Malakai! Brody DISCUS LARIATS Action down!! Cover, but Dante MAMBA SPLASHES it apart!! The fans are thunderous for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” “This is Awesome!” as the teams regroup. Sydal BUZZSAWS Brody! Dante SUPERKICKS! Action joins in, TRIPLE KICK! Dante then SENTONS!

Action 450 SPLASHES! Cover, ONE?!?! The fans are barking while Action can’t believe! Tag to Sydal, METE- NO, Brody catches Sydal, throws him back and SPLASHES in a corner! The fans bark more, The House all coordinate, CEREBERUS ATTACK!! Cover, The House wins!

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

That was surely a fast ‘n’ furious fight just to open the night, and Malakai wants to make sure Adam Copeland was watching. The House vows that Dynasty will be The End. Will the House soon take the head of the Face of TNT?

 

Backstage interview with Toni Storm, Mariah May & Luther.

Lexi Nair is with the AEW Women’s World Champion, as well as her protege and her butler, and says we saw a lot on Dynamite. Kissing, champagne, and- “Yes, we did see a lot, didn’t we, darling? Get used to it. Because we saw a Champion’s Champagne Celebration that made an Italian woman curse, and turned Lightning Daffodil into a diddling do-how! And as for the kissing… There has been no greater love than this.” Storm turns to Mariah, but Lexi interrupts by saying she meant the kiss Mariah had with Mina- Mariah cuts Lexi off there. Can’t Lexi see Toni has a lot on her plate right now?

Toni has a title defense on a PPV coming soon, AND a match against AZM tonight. Plus, Anna Jay’s all serious~ right now. Yes, yes, Azumi-san. You want her to kiss your bottom? Well, that makes you and a thousand other perverts! Toni will give AZM a beating so intense, it’ll be featured in a fetish periodical! And the name of that publication? Chin up, tits out, and watch for the shoe…! The leading lady leads the way out, will she send AZM crying back to Stardom?

 

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite.

Chris Jericho found Taz backstage to talk with him about the Six Man Tag. We all saw what happened, and Jericho just wants to explain himself to Hook. Jericho is just trying to do what’s right for Hook but Hook won’t listen. Hook won’t answer his phone or his texts, but Taz knows his son better than anyone. Can Taz please ask Hook if he’ll talk to Jericho? Taz says he’ll try, a lot of the time he doesn’t really hear from Hook, Hook’s his own man. Of course, of course. Taz says Jericho may have pissed Hook off. And when Hook gets pissed, it’s… Well, Taz will try.

Jericho appreciates that, and as it turns out, this coming Wednesday, Taz will broker a face to face! Will #LionHook still make it work? Or will this Jericho only #SendHook into a stronger rage?

 

Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor Promotions!

The Wrestler got caught by #TAIGASTYLE all because Lionheart Jericho couldn’t get out of his own way. Will Shibata be able to handle things much better on his own? Or will Moriarty sink his fangs into Shibata one more time?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. Lee and Shibata circle, Ogogo joins commentary to say the “skull cracking, jaw jacking Gov’nah is back in AEW.” Shibata and Lee clinch, go around, and Shibata waistlocks. Lee moves around, Shibata finds a lateral press, ONE! Shibata has the legs, goes around to cover, ONE! Lee uses a leg guard, gest Shibata’s leg, but Shibata sits on the toehold. Lee tries to waistlock at the same time but Shibata wristlocks. Lee scrambles to the ROPEBREAK, and fans applaud as Shibata lets off. The two reset, feel things out, and then Lee kicks low. Lee cravats, snapmares, and stomps Shibata!

Lee runs to roll things into a chinlock! Shibata pushes back to a cover, ONE! Lee holds onto the hold but Shibata fights the body scissors. Shibata uses his leg as leverage for breaking the chinlock, then he wrenches an arm. Lee rolls, Shibata wrangles him back down, but Lee fights up again. Lee slips around, wrenches, but Shibata waistlocks. Lee wrenches, wrangles, but Shibata trips Lee. Shibata has Lee’s legs, knees on Lee, but Lee fights free to kick. Shibata steps over and has the FIGURE FOUR! Lee blocks the main leg but Shibata powers through that! The fans rally, Lee drags Shibata along as he reaches out, but Shibata puts on the pressure!

Lee endures, fights and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Shibata lets off, but then lee kicks Shibata away. Lee bails out, Ogogo coaches him from commentary, but Shibata goes out to CLUB Lee! Ogogo gets off commentary, gets up in Shibata’s face, and Shane distracts the ref so Ogogo can feint high to BODY BLOW! Lee slips away to the ring and sits cross-legged to mock Shibata! The fans boo while Ogogo rejoins commentary and the ring count begins. Lee mockingly applauds and Ogogo pretends not to know what happened. The count is 8! 9! Shibata springs in at 9.9! But Lee CLOBBERS Shibata, covers, TWO!!

Lee clamps right onto Shibata, steps over, and SNAP LOCKS the short arm scissor while Collision goes picture in picture.

Lee turns Shibata over, keeps the one arm trapped in a hammerlock, then pulls on the other arm. Shibata endures as Lee tortures the fingers and twists the wrist! Lee pushes the arm around for a RECLINER ARMLOCK! Shibata endures, Lee sits up and hooks the arm with a leg. Lee uses that to hook Shibata to a cover, TWO! Shibata escapes but Lee stalks him to ropes. Lee drags Shibata up but Shibata CHOPS! Lee comes back but Shibata ROCKS him! Lee comes back again, ROCKS Shibata, and Shibata falls over! Lee digs his boots in at the ropes, scrapes Shibata out of the ring, then soaks up the heat.

Lee goes out after Shibata, RAMS him into railing, then taunts everyone while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Shibata gets back in the ring after having wrecked Lee on the outside. But then Lee wrenches Shibata. Shibata ROCKS Lee, Lee wrenches, repeat! Lee CHOPS Shibata, but Shibata doesn’t budge! Lee CHOPS again, but Shibata eggs him on! Lee CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS, but Shibata is leaning into the shots! Shibata backs Lee down even though Lee CHOPS again and again! Shibata eggs Lee on, Ogogo coaches Lee, and the CHOPS keep going. Shibata ROCKS Lee with a forearm! Lee flops in a corner, Shibata fires more forearms on him! Shibata UPPERCUTS, then JABS, then COHPS! JAB CHOP JAB CHOP!

Lee sits down, Shibata COHPS and CHOPS and runs, HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! The fans fire up for Shibata’s signature and STP looks upset! Shibata snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Lee stays in this and both men catch their breaths, but Shibata gets Lee up. Lee switches around to COBRA TWIST! The fans rally as Shibata endures, and Shibata pries at the grip. Shibata switches the Cobra Twist onto Lee! Lee endures now, marches his way forward, and has the ROPEBREAK! But Shibata KNEES Lee low! Shibata reels Lee in to SAIDO! Shibata runs up, but Lee ducks the kick! Lee kicks, Shibata blocks but the KNEE hits!

Lee runs, BOOTS, but Shibata stays up! Shibata fires up and runs, to BOOT Lee! Lee wobbles, roars, and runs to BOOT! Shibata runs to BOOT! Lee rebounds, into a BOOT! Shibata waistlocks, Lee fight sit to switch, facelock and suplex, but Shibata fights out! Lee catches Shibata, wrenches, and THE- NO, Shibata avoids the Fang to SLEEPER! Ripcord PALM STRIKE! Then PENALTY KICK!! Cover, Shibata wins!

Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall

Moriarty put up a fight, but it wasn’t enough to win. So Shane Taylor attacks from behind! The fans boo as Shane stomps Shibata at the ropes then talks trash! But here comes HOOK! The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil won’t let Shane beat up his friend like that! Lee runs up but Hook catches him for an EL CAMINO! Shane stares Hook down, their FTW Championship match set for later tonight on Battle of the Belts. But given that, Shane stands down and STP regroups. They’ll look to handle this later, but it be rumble, bad man, rumble?

 

Backstage interview with Athena & Billie Starkz.

Lexi Nair is in her Minion In Training Letterman’s jacket as this is an Emergency Minion Empowerment Meeting! She is with the ROH Women’s World Champion AND ROH Women’s Television Champion, and Athena defends her title against Red Velvet in the main event of Battle of the Belts! The main event, ON TNT, LIVE! Athena deserves this because she is that damn good! Billie agrees, but says Red is really good. She made it really far in the Women’s TV Title tournament. Yes, but Billie won that, right? She did! So Athena knows Red Velvet is a top star, Red Velvet is a threat, but Athena is the TOP champion! The BEST champion in wrestling today!

Athena is the Minion Overlord, the Fallen Goddess, the REAL Alpha, the Forever Champion, and tonight, Athena makes an example out of Velvet to show the world what they’ve been missing. Will Athena be the one serving L’s to The Chef tonight?

 

Backstage interview with The Undisputed Kingdom.

Collision returns as Lexi is now with Roderick Strong, Mike Bennett & Matt Taven and says as of late, they’ve had a lot of success. Would they attribute any of that success to Wardlow? “LEXIII~! How dare you. How dare you give credit to anybody but me.” Roddy is a fighting champion, a giving champion. Do you not see the opportunity Roddy is giving to these gentlemen who do not even deserve it? He is making them earn it because they do not deserve it. How dare she? But hey, Roddy has been doing it on his own, just like Kyle O’Reilly. Kyle inspires Roddy.

But enough about that, let’s talk tonight. Tonight, Roddy puts on a show. What’s the show called? The Beating of a Lifetime! That’s the Kingdom’s favorite show! But will Rocky Romero cancel that show to make it The Azucar Hour?

 

Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico!

The Dragonslayer has been getting back up with win after win, and he doesn’t plan on stopping now! Will he turn it up a notch as we get closer and closer to Dynasty? Or will the South African Stud prove he’s still worthy of some opportunities, too?

The bell rings, the fans rally and the two circle. They feel things out, tie up, and Angelico wrenches to a hammerlock. Angelico spins Garcia, wristlocks, but Garcia pries the hold open to wrench back. Angelico spins, slips through, spins Garcia, then slips around again to arm-drag! Garcia gets up fast but Angelico does his own dance. The fans boo but Garcia keeps cool. The two tie up, Garcia waistlocks, spins, snapmares, ghost pin, TWO! Angelico is up but Garcia clinches to to arm-drag! Leg-sweep, cover, ONE! Angelico puts a leg guard up as he calls for a timeout! The fans cheer as Garcia shows sportsmanship and lets Angelico get up.

Angelico and Garcia reset, knuckle lock, then Angelico trips Garcia. Angelico rolls Garcia, whips, but Garcia reverses. Angelico rolls off Garcia’s back, Garcia jumps the leg sweep, but not the EDDY GORDO KICK! Angelico wrenches, steps over, LA MAGISTROL! TWO, but Angelico stomps Garcia around. Angelico drags Garcia by an arm but Garcia kicks him. Angelico stomps Garcia, but Garcia CHOPS! Angelico JABS Garcia, digs his boots in, but lets off as the ref counts. Angelico drags Garcia up, hits a BIG back suplex, then grabs legs. Angelico steps over, but Garcia kicks him away to trip him! Garcia steps through to FIGURE FOUR!

The fans fire up as Angelico endures! Angelico’s shoulders are down, ONE as he sits back up. Garcia puts on the pressure but Angelico turns things over! Garcia endures now, but he fights it back over! Angelico endures again, stays off the mat, and turns things over again! Garcia turns it back! Then Angelico, then Garcia! Angelico has it! Garcia has it! Angelico has it again, Garcia has it back, ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer as the two kick at each other while the hold is undone. They both stand, Garcia kicks but Angelico kicks back. Garcia kicks, Angelico kicks, repeat! Garcia kicks more and more, runs, but the leg bothers him!

Angelico DECKS Garcia! Angelico hauls Garcia up to suplex, but Garcia slips free and kicks! Then TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! The fans fire up while both men are down! Garcia beats his leg into working, the fans rally behind him, and he stands. Garcia counter punches Angelico, then does it again! Garcia then wrenches and BUTTERFLY SUPLEXES! The fans fire up as Garcia runs in at the corner to forearm SMASH! Garcia climbs up, rains down fists, and goes to nine before he puts up his dukes, to DO HIS DANCE! The fans fire up as Garcia hops down and runs corner to corner, HAYMAKER! Garcia runs up again, choke grip!

Angelico breaks free, Garcia CHOPS and SAIDOS! Garcia storms around, gets the legs, KNEEBAR!! Angelico flails, reaches out, but TAPS, Garcia wins!

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by submission

A great fight leads to a great win for Red Death! Will this momentum help Garcia be primed for a title match on the other side of Dynasty?

 

Pac speaks.

“Kazuchika Okada. Believe it or not, bonny lad, I would like to thank you. Not only for accepting my challenge, but also for walloping me around the head with a big dirty lump of steel. That was very brave of you, wasn’t it, huh? And now, as a result, I have a perpetual headache that serves as motivation to remind everybody of exactly who I am. Now I may not be tall and handsome, I am not a Japanese superstar, I do not own a Ferrari, and I’m certainly not flavor of the month. Okada, you may think you’re God’s gift to professional wrestling, but you’re not! You’re CRAP! And what I am is better than you!

“And next Sunday, at AEW Dynasty, live from St. Louis, Missouri, I am going to relish the opportunity to prove it in front of the entire world. You understand me, hm? Good.” The Bastard is ready, will he violently end The Rainmaker’s reign?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator: Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS AZM w/ Anna Jay!

The leading lady of AEW knows her next big picture will have “Lightning Daffodil” starring against her, but she has to be careful not to take tonight’s performance too lightly. Will Storm strike down AZM here in Kentucky? Or will the Highspeed Superstar find her way into the Dynasty picture?

The bell rings and the fans rally up already. The two circle, feel things out, and then tie up. Storm throws AZM down then laughs at her, but AZM gets right up. They reset, circle again, and tie up. They go around, Storm puts AZM on ropes, then sits her down! Storm poses and the fans cheer, but AZM is right up to fire forearms! The fans rally, Storm just shrugs those off! AZM runs to RAM Storm but Storm still laughs! AZM runs and RAMS Storm again, Storm chuckles this time. AZM fakes a punch to stomp Storm’s foot! AZM runs, but Storm follows and runs AZM over! The fans cheer but then AZM kips right up!

AZM ducks ‘n’ dodges, trips Storm then keeps moving, PENALTY KICK! Basement dropkick! The fans fire up as AZM kips up again! AZM pushes Storm around, steps on her, and the ref counts. AZM steps away at 4, the fans rally up, and AZM runs to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, ONE!! Storm toughs it out and the fans rally as AZM goes to the apron. AZM climbs, Storm DECKS her! Storm then runs to HIP ATTACK AZM to the floor! AZM tumbles away to the ramp, but Anna gets Mariah in a QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER! Mariah RAMS Anna into railing! Mariah and Anna fight now, the fans fire up, and AZM gets outta the way!

Storm is flabbergasted as Anna and Mariah brawl their way to the back! Storm fetches AZM but AZM whips her into steel steps! Then AZM pushes Storm around, goes up the apron, and fans fire up for the PENALTY KICK! Storm is dazed but the fans fire up as Collision goes picture in picture.

AZM shoves Storm in, goes up top, then MISSILE DROPKICKS! Storm flounders all the way across the ring! AZM storms over to drag Storm up, but Storm HOTSHOTS her! AZM flounders, Storm stomps her, and then Storm CHOPS AZM down! Storm pushes AZM around, flexes, then brings AZM up. Storm whips AZM, BOOTS AZM down, then flexes again. Storm drags AZM back up, bumps her off buckles, then fires off CHOPS! Storm TOSSES AZM by her hair! The ref reprimands but Storm steps on AZM in the corner! The ref counts, Storm steps away, and she then scuffs AZM against ropes. The ref counts, Storm lets off again.

Storm drags AZM up, scoops, and SIDEWALK SLAMS! Cover, TWO! AZM is still in this but Storm grabs arms to put AZM in a motorcycle stretch. AZM endures, so Storm shifts to a chinlock, but AZM still fights! ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Storm lets go at 4, and she paces around AZM. Storm stomps AZM, drags her up, and Collision returns to single picture as Storm stomps AZM in a corner. Storm pie faces AZM, taunts her, but AZM rises. The fans fire up as AZM fires forearms! Storm ROCKS AZM in return! AZM fires another forearm, Storm ROCKS her again! AZM fires more forearms, then blocks a kick to ROUNDHOUSE!

AZM runs, but Storm HEADBUTTS! But AZM returns to LA MYSTICA! Then BUZZSAW! Both women are down and the fans fire up! AZM sits up first, brings Storm up, and then runs, but Storm CHOKES her! AZM fights free, blocks a kick, LEG TRAP GERMAN! AZM puts Storm in a drop zone while the fans are dueling! AZM goes up top, takes aim, and DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS!! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and AZM can’t believe it! AZM fires herself back up, reels Storm in, but Storm wrenches out to SKY HIGH! Cover, TWO!! Storm throws a fit then storms around. Storm drags AZM up, waistlocks, but AZM fights!

AZM grabs ropes, Storm drags her back, but AZM arm-drags free! Step over, and AZM SUSHI ROLL! TWO!! Storm escapes, blocks the buzzsaw, then waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX!! AZM tumbles and flounders into a corner, and Storm takes aim! She’s ready for her close-up! SWEET HIP MUSIC~! STORM ZERO PILEDRIVER!! Cover, Storm wins!

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall (denies AZM a title opportunity)

That was certainly fast and furious, but you can’t beat a classic like Timeless Toni! Mariah returns from backstage with a couple glasses of the bubbly. Mariah and Toni link arms while they drink up, and Storm brings Mariah to her bosom. Storm cuddles Mariah, then shoves her, then drags her back up to bring her away. Will nothing and no one take the spotlight away from the AEW Women’s World Champion?

 

Backstage interview with Red Velvet.

Lexi Nair is now with The Chef and brings up tonight’s title match with Athena. How is Velvet feeling about such a high profile match? High profile? Red Velvet IS high profile! And she saw what Lexi’s “boss,” Athena had to say, really stirring up the pot. But Athena, you wanna stir it up? They can stir it up? In BOTB’s main event, Red Velvet will knock you out! Red Velvet is not a stranger to main events, title pictures or high profile matches. Tonight, Velvet makes an example out of Athena, and shows everyone why it was a mistake for Athena to step into Velvet’s kitchen! Will The Chef make Athena eat crow while serving up that L?

 

Mark Briscoe speaks.

“Now House of Black, I’ve been doing this dance with y’all a little while now, and I’m starting to understand how y’all operate. Starting to understand y’all’s M-O. You try to intimidate me. You try to strike fear into the hearts of men. Well I done told you, I fear no man, I fear no evil. And ancient wisdom says the violent take it by force. Now lemme tell you, Eddie Kingston, Adam Copeland, and Mark Briscoe, we some violent men! And at Dynasty, we bringing the violence, babeh! So heed my advice, House of Black! Be afraid, be very afraid!” The Sussex County Chicken is ready for a fight, will he, the Rated R Superstar and Mad King tear down The House of Black once and for all?

 

Tony Schiavone is on stage.

He says Dynasty is coming, and a big match on that card is the AEW Women’s World title, Timeless Toni Storm VS the former champion, Thunder Rosa! The fans cheer as La Mera Mera makes her way out and joins Schiavone on stage. Schiavone says we saw what happened on Dynamite when Storm hit her with champagne and smudged her face paint. But the fact is, Rosa never lost her title. She has a chance to redeem herself and get the title back. Rosa says that is right. Before that, she wants to address something else. See all these people here? She wants to thank all of them for making this comeback so special for her.

And of course, thank you to everyone watching at home seeing them on TBS, TNT and all over the world! Without you, we wouldn’t have made all these wonderful memories the last five years. Without you, we wouldn’t have made AEW what it is today. The fans cheer that, and Rosa says she is here for a reason. That is to remind people that she doesn’t need help. And she means you, too, Deonna Purrazzo. Rosa wants to remind everyone that she’s done a lot on her own. When she earned her college degree, she earned her US citizenship, she helped a lot of people as a social worker, and won all those matches even before AEW, and especially when she won the AEW title.

But most importantly, Rosa fought so hard here to be in AEW, and she’s still here in AEW, because it is where the best wrestle! And “Antonia,” Rosa thought you believed the same things. What happened to you, homegirl? Weren’t they together in the ring? Weren’t they #ThunderStorm? When did Storm go completely crazy!? Rosa was so proud of being a champion, even though her body couldn’t carry her as far as her passion. Rosa had to heal. Then that day, something died inside of her. But Rosa has a chance, another opportunity, and it is important that Toni knows it will happen in St. Louis.

Rosa wants to humble Toni, to remind her that Rosa didn’t leave because she “couldn’t carry” the weight of that title. At Dynasty, Rosa carries more than that title. She will carry the pride of HER people, of her family, and if she has to break every single bone in her body to uplift and empower the women of this locker room fighting for just one opportunity and respect, because they also believe in AEW… Then Antonia, kiss your little clone goodbye. You made a big mistake on trying to erase Rosa’s mask. You don’t wanna see what’s underneath. You can’t kill what’s already dead! And on Sunday, Rosa comes for Storm, for the title, and to drag Storm’s soul to HELL!!

La Mera Mera is all fired up, and she smears her own face paint to make her point. Will she smash that spotlight and leave the leading lady in the dark?

 

Deonna Purrazzo speaks.

“Thunder Rosa, if you don’t want my help, that’s fine. I’ll help myself. When I staked my claim at the AEW Women’s World Championship, it wasn’t personal. It’s because frankly, I don’t think Toni Storm embodies what it means to be a world champion. But I do. I’m a workhorse, I’m a thoroughbred, I am the Virtuosa, Deonna Purrazzo. And I could stand here, make excuses about why I’m not the AEW Women’s World Champion right now, or I could do something about it. It seems if I can’t get one Toni Storm, I might as well get the other. So next week, Mariah May VS The Virtuosa, Deonna Purrazzo, and I’m gonna break your arm.”

The message has been sent, will Deonna make sure the leading lady’s understudy won’t make it to Dynasty to support Toni Storm?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

To raise the stakes on this match, The Young Bucks VS FTR Part 4, it will be a LADDER MATCH! No pinfalls or submissions, only the team that can literally rise above will become the NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions! But is this still playing right into the EVPs’ hands? Or can Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood find a way to come out on top?

 

The Don Callis Family speaks.

Kyle Fletcher says tonight in the main event, he and Will Hobbs are on a mission for the Don Callis family. That is to protect the golden goose. This Wednesday Night Dynamite, Claudio will end up a cakewalk for Ospreay! And Dynasty, Bryan will be the exact same thing, all thanks to DCF. Hobbs says not to worry about next week, let’s just focus on tonight. Tonight, they got Claudio and Danielson, and tonight the DCF expects a hefty fine. Bryan might as well just expect not to walk out on his own. One last message has been sent, but now it’s time to put up or shut up! Will the Protostar & Powerhouse pulverize the BCC?

Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Will Hobbs & Kyle Fletcher!

The teams sort out but then the DCF just attack! The bell rings, the fans fire up and the brawl is on! Claudio fires off on Hobbs but Kyle TOSSES Bryan out. Hobbs and Claudio fall out of the ring while Kyle stalks Bryan. Kyle ROCKS Bryan, Hobbs HEADBUTTS Claudio! Claudio UPPERCUTS Hobbs, Bryan whips Kyle into railing! Claudio UPPERCUTS again, Bryan sits Kyle in a corner then runs side to side, to DROPKICK against the railing! The fans fire up as Claudio throws more UPPERCUTS to keep Hobbs moving up the ramp! Then Claudio whips Hobbs down the ramp and into the LED apron!

The fans fire up as Bryan CHOPS and KICKS Kyle against railing again and again and again! “YES! YES! YES!” Claudio drags Kyle up for Bryan, and Bryan DROPKICKS Kyle again! The fans fire up and high-five with BCC! Hobbs sits up, into a KICK from Bryan! Claudio keeps Hobbs up so Bryan can KICK again! Claudio puts Hobbs in, storms after him, and Bryan whips Kyle hard into railing! Kyle tumbles up and over into the front row! Hobbs throws hands on Claudio, CLUBS him, but Claudio hits back! They go forearm for forearm, Hobbs ROCKS Claudio! Claudio rebounds to ROCK Hobbs, Hobbs rebounds to ROCK Claudio!

Claudio fires off forearm after forearm, but Hobbs knees low! Hobbs runs, but Claudio scoops! Claudio SLAMS Hobbs, runs, and then DOUBLE STOMPS! The fans fire up, Claudio brings Hobbs up, but Hobbs blocks the suplex! Claudio UPPERCUTS Hobbs, suplexes, and he hangs Hobbs out to dry! Tag to Bryan and he goes up to DIVING KNEE! The fans fire up and Bryan paces. Hobbs sits up, Bryan drags him around by the legs, and then hooks those legs up. Bryan SLAPS Hobbs to go for the arms! Bryan tries but Hobbs is so big, Bryan just STOMPS the knees! Tag to Claudio, and Claudio helps Bryan split the wishbone!

Claudio drags Hobbs up, reels him in, but Hobbs suplexes instead! BIG slam, and the fans fire up while both men are down! Hobbs drags Claudio over, tag to Kyle, and Kyle stomps Claudio down! Kyle puts Claudio in a corner, CHOPS, then ROCKS, then repeat! Kyle whips, Claudio reverses and UPPERCUTS! The fans rally, Claudio climbs up and he rains down fists! The fans count and Claudio goes to nine, then kisses his fist before TEN! But then Kyle TOSSES Claudio up and out! Claudio sees Hobbs storming up, but so does the ref. The ref has Hobbs stop, but then Kyle CLOBBERS Claudio with a kick!

The ref reprimands Kyle, they argue, and that lets Hobbs CLOBBER Claudio after all! The DCF is standing tall while Collision goes picture in picture.

Hobbs soaks up heat, then steps back as Kyle goes out to fetch Claudio. Kyle whips Claudio hard into railing, then taunts Bryan. Kyle drags Claudio up, puts him in the ring, then brings Claudio up. Claudio ROCKS Kyle, but Kyle RAMS him into the corner! Kyle RAMS in again and again, then tags Hobbs. Hobbs CLUBS Claudio from the outside, and CLUBS him again and again. Hobbs storms into the ring, stays between Claudio and Bryan, then fires knees and body shots. Hobbs brings Claudio up for a facelock, but Claudio fights his way forward! Claudio lifts Hobbs one step at a time! Hobbs lets off to BLAST Bryan, then he CLOBBERS Claudio!

Hobbs drags Claudio up, brings him over, tag to Kyle. The DCF mugs Claudio while Collision goes to break.

Collision returns, both Claudio and Kyle are down, and the fans rally up. Kyle clamps onto Claudio with a SLEEPER, and even body scissors! Claudio flails around, Bryan rises back up, but Kyle keeps Claudio away. The fans rally, Claudio rises and has Kyle as a backpack! Kyle thrashes but Claudio steps forward! But then Claudio drops to a knee! Claudio is fading but Bryan coaches Claudio on. Claudio gets a second wind and he rises up again! Claudio powers Kyle around into a gut wrench and SUPLEX! The fans fire up as both men crawl! Kyle grabs a leg to anchor Claudio! Claudio BOOTS Kyle away, hot tag to Bryan!

The fans fire up as Bryan goes up and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Then he DROPKICKS Hobbs off the corner! Bryan UPPERCUTS Kyle, UPPERCUTS again and again, then whips. Kyle reverses, Bryan goes up and over and keeps moving! Duck ‘n’ dodge and LEAPING LARIAT! The fans fire up with Bryan and he goes to a corner. “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan KICKS Kyle, and KICKS, and KICKS! “YES! YES! YES!” Then the BUZZ- NO, Kyle duck sit, shoves, but Bryan WRECKS Hobbs first! Bryan ROUNDHOUSES Kyle, runs and PLANCHAS, but Hobbs catches him! Hobbs SLAMS Bryan on the apron! And SLAMS him again!

Hobbs then pops Bryan around, but Bryan slips free to POST Hobbs! Bryan goes to the apron to FLYING KNEE! But Kyle comes in to BOOT Bryan into security! But Claudio UPPERCUTS Kyle into railing!! The fans are thunderous as Claudio stands up on the timekeeper’s table! The BCC regroups, “This is Awesome!” as Claudio whips Hobbs into railing! Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT Hobbs up and over railing!! But Kyle SMACKS Bryan off the desk! Kyle CLOBBERS Claudio in the crowd! Kyle sends Claudio into railing! But Bryan LEAPS into the fray! Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS Hobbs while Claudio has Kyle, and Collision goes picture in picture!

BCC DUMPS Kyle back to ringside, then they hurry to get him in the ring. Claudio drags Hobbs back over, whips, but Hobbs sends Claudio into railing! Bryan KICKS Kyle, brings him up and whips him corner to corner. Kyle reverses and GAMANGIRIS! Then suplex for the BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Kyle is fuming! Kyle rains down fists and elbows, then lets off to pace around. Kyle seethes, mocks the fans, then stalks Bryan to a corner. Bryan slips out of the ring but Kyle follows. Kyle CHOPS Bryan against railing! Kyle mocks the fans, Bryan staggers away, but Kyle pursues to CHOP again!

Kyle mocks the fans, Bryan goes into the ring, and Kyle taunts Claudio now. Kyle goes up the steps, and he DIGS his fingers into Bryan’s face! He wants to do Callis’ idea of eye gouging! Collision returns to single picture, and Kyle peels the floor mats away! The fans fire up while the ref reprimands, but Kyle drags Bryan out of the ring. Hobbs makes sure the mats stay outta the way for Kyle to reel Bryan in. The mats aren’t behaving, but then Bryan back drops free! The fans fire up, but then Hobbs RAMS Claudio into railing for good measure! Bryan gets in the ring but he’s isolated! Hobbs gets Kyle up and into the ring at 9!

Kyle mocks the ref’s good counting, then drags Bryan up. Kyle puts Bryan in the corner, hoists him up top, then climbs up after him. Kyle brings Bryan to the very top, but Bryan resists! The fans fire up as Bryan slips under and trips Kyle up! Kyle lands on his Aussie arrow, and the fans rally as Bryan rises! Bryan climbs up after Kyle, but then Hobbs Electric Chair Lifts Bryan! Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT Hobbs! Bryan returns to the corner, Claudio UPPERCUTS then LARIATS! Hobbs stays up, the uppercuts keep going! Hobbs dodges to then LARIAT Claudio and himself outta the ring! Bryan still hits a SUPER BACK SUPLEX!! Bryan crawls to the cover, TWO!!

But into the LEBELL LOCK!! The fans are thunderous as Kyle endures, but Hobbs returns to CLOBBER Bryan! The fans boo but Kyle signals to Hobbs. Hobbs goes to the corner, tags in then storms back in after Bryan. Hobbs scoops Bryan, but Bryan slips free! Bryan shoves Hobbs into Kyle and Kyle falls outta the ring! The fans rally, Claudio rises, and Bryan crawls over, hot tag to Claudio! Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT on Hobbs, but lets off as the ref counts. Then Claudio jukes to UPPERCUT! Kyle gets in, but he gets an UPPERCUT! Claudio fires UPPERCUTS from all sides! Claudio then shrugs and runs in at Hobbs, UPPERCUT!

UPPERCUT for Kyle! UPPERCUT for Hibbs! Claudio LARIATS Kyle up and out! Hobbs staggers and Claudio trips him! The fans fire up for the GIANT SWING! Hobbs goes around and around and around, the fans counting along! Claudio goes to TEN, then he steps through! SHARPSHOOTER! Hobbs endures as Claudio sits deep! But Kyle returns to KICK Claudio! Claudio holds onto Hobbs! Kyle KICKS again, but still not enough! Bryan goes up top, leaps in, into a SUPERKICK! Claudio does let Hobbs go to POP-UP UPPERCUT Kyle! Only for Hobbs to SPINEBUSTER Claudio! Cover, TWO!! The fans again say “This is Awesome!” as it’s still not over!

The teams crawl and regroup, and the fans cheer on “B C C!” The forearms fly, as do CHOP! Bryan CHOPS Kyle, Kyle CHOPS Bryan! Hobbs and Claudio keep throwing forearms while the other two CHOP! Kyle gets the edge with forearms, then so does Hobbs! Kyle whips Bryan, Bryan stops himself, then Bryan DUMPS Kyle out! Bryan dodges Hobbs to then DIVE! Kyle is sent into railing! Claudio gets Hobbs in a fireman’s carry!? DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Hobbs survives and the fans can’t believe it! But Claudio powers back up, waits on Hobbs, and then runs in, to LARIAT! But Hobbs stays up!

Claudio runs, but DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Claudio blocks a lariat to UPPERCUT, run, and LARIAT! Hobbs falls down! Cover, TWO!! But Claudio doesn’t hesitate, he drags Hobbs up. But Kyle RAMS Bryan into railing! Hobbs back drops free, but Claudio lands on his feet! Claudio ducks ‘n’ dodges but Kyle trips him! Hobbs LARIATS Claudio, then scoops him! WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM!! Cover, BRYAN BREAKS IT! Kyle gets Bryan up to TOSS him, then he tags in, Hobbs goes out to get a chair! Hobbs threatens Bryan, but the ref grab the chair! Bryan KICKS away on Hobbs! “YES! YES! YES!” But Kyle DIVES onto Bryan!

Kyle fires hands, then he clears the desk! Hobbs helps out, time to forget winning and time to start hurting BCC! Kyle feeds Bryan to Hobbs but Bryan slips free of the spinebuster! Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT Hobbs onto the desk! Claudio ELBOWS Kyle, then goes up onto the desk so he can FLYING RANA! Kyle is sent into the apron, then Claudio puts him in the ring! GOTCH NEUTRALIZER!! Cover, BCC wins!!

Winners: Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

The DCF isn’t done, though, because KONOSUKE TAKESHITA attacks! He and Hobbs brutalize Bryan and Claudio! The mission doesn’t end with the match, and they TOSS Bryan out of the ring! The fans cheer for Moxley but he might not be here after being in Chicago last night. Konosuke suplexes Bryan, BRAINBUSTER on the ramp! Kyle says Bryan should’ve listened, and this is what happens! Claudio gets a chair and he runs off the DCF, but the damage has been done! Will the American Dragon be able to recover in time for Dynasty?


My Thoughts:

Really good Collision, though half of it was a go-home to BOTB X with it being on right after this. Good promos from Athena and Billie, from The Undisputed Kingdom, and Red Velvet, but yeah, no titles are changing hands, even if it is the tenth BOTB special. Good promo from Mark Briscoe to add hype to the coming Six Man Tag, and of course The House of Black won tonight’s Six Man Tag. Good promo from Storm and Mariah ahead of Storm’s match with AZM that Storm of course won, but also good stuff with Anna and Mariah fighting. Good promos from Rosa and Deonna to add to the build, and maybe Rosa beats Storm at Dynasty, but hard to say with a week still to go.

Good promo from Jericho and Taz to set up this whole “meeting” with Hook, and I have a feeling that is where #LionHook really falls apart and we get Jericho VS Hook for the FTW Championship at Dynasty, or maybe Double or Nothing at the latest. Really good match from Shibata and Moriarty, and good save from Hook after to add a little more to the FTW Championship match scheduled for BOTB. Great match from Garcia VS Angelico though it was just for the sake of having a great match. I think I said before but Garcia really should get at a title after Dynasty, just not sure what title that’ll be.

Pac has a good promo to call out Okada, and then quite the big move for the tag title match to now be a ladder match. If feel like that’s just them telegraphing that The Bucks are winning because ladder matches are certainly more their thing than FTR’s. And good promos from both BCC and DCF, though the latter wasn’t needed other than to fill time. We know what Kyle & Hobbs were gonna go for after Callis’ promo, we didn’t need them doubling down on it. And while BCC of course won the match, the DCF then of course attacked after. The math here is a bit of a wash, Claudio surely loses to Ospreay, and then Ospreay and Bryan go in more or less even so it could be anyone’s win at Dynasty.

My Score: 8.7/10


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