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Mitchell’s AEW Worlds End Results & Report! (12/30/23)

Is this where it all ends?

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OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Zero Hour – Kris Statlander VS Willow Nightingale; Willow wins.
  • Zero Hour – AEW TNT Championship #1 Contender’s 20 Man Battle Royal: “Killswitch” Luchasaurus wins and can challenge for the title anywhere, anytime.
  • Zero Hour – FTW Championship FTW Rules Match: Hook VS Wheeler Yuta; Hook wins and retains the title.
  • Continental All-Star 8 Man Tag: Claudio Castagnoli, Bryan Danielson, Mark Briscoe & Daniel Garcia VS Brody King, Rush, Jay White & Jay Lethal; Claudio, Bryan, Briscoe & Garcia win.
  • Miro VS Andrade El Idolo w/ CJ Perry; Miro wins.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: “Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Mariah May & Luther VS Riho; Storm wins and retains the title.
  • Keith Lee Dustin Rhodes VS Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana; Swerve wins.
  • 8 Man Tag: Sting, Darby Allin & Le Sex Gods VS Ricky Starks, “Big Bill” Morrissey & The Don Callis Family;  Sting, Darby & Le Sex Gods win.
  • AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Abadon; Julia wins and retains.
  • AEW TNT Championship No Disqualification Match: Christian Cage w/ Mother & Nick Wayne VS Adam “Edge” Copeland; Edge wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.
  • AEW TNT Championship Golden Ticket Cash-In: Edge VS Christian Cage w/ Mother Wayne, Nick Wayne & Luchasaurus; Christian wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.
  • AEW Continental Classic Finals: Jon Moxley VS Eddie Kingston; Eddie wins and is the Continental Triple Crown Champion.
  • AEW World Championship: MJF VS Samoa Joe; Joe wins and becomes the new AEW World Champion.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Worlds End Zero Hour!

Join Renee Paquette, RJ City and Double J, Jeff Jarrett, in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the action on the last PPV of 2023!

 

BREAKING NEWS for later tonight.

Unfortunately, Keith Lee will NOT be able to settle things with Swerve Strickland as Keith is injured and not medically cleared to compete. Instead, The Natural, Dustin Rhodes, will step in for the Limitless One! We wish Keith all the best and a speedy recovery, can Dustin win in his stead?

 

Zero Hour – Kris Statlander VS Willow Nightingale!

Two ladies from Long Island battle it out in a friendly contest, assuming things are still friendly between them. Stokely Hathaway’s been stirring the pot, but will this match prove him wrong? Or will things fall apart between The Galaxy’s Greatest and The Babe with the Power?

Stokely is on commentary, like he was on Wednesday, and Kris throws her jacket at him. The bell rings and the two shake hands. Fans cheer, the two tie up, and Kris powers Willow back, then arm-drags her. Willow returns to RAM Kris, but neither falls. Fans rally up, the two tie up, and Willow waistlocks to SLAM Kris down. Willow floats to a facelock, Kris rolls free and wrenches back, to then arm-drag again. Willow RAMS Kris again, and then Kris hits a headlock takeover. Willow rolls to a cover, ONE, so Willow headscissors. Kris moves around, headstands and pops free to basement dropkick!

Fans rally up, Kris scoops, but Willow slips free. Willow scoops to SLAM, then runs to SPLASH! Cover, ONE and Kris has it, ONE! Kris sweeps a leg, then handstand LEG DROPS! Cover, TWO! Willow staggers up but Kris kicks her low. Kris whips, Willow stops herself and elbows Kris away. Willow goes up, to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Willow, she runs up at Kris and clotheslines! Willow runs, and she clotheslines Kris up and out! Fans fire up, Willow goes to the apron, and Kris staggers to her feet. Willow runs to CANNONBALL! Down goes Kris and fans fire up with Willow! Willow high-fives fans then puts Kris in the ring.

Willow hurries to cover, TWO! Willow drags Kris up, whips her to a corner, but Kris goes up and over. Kris RAMS into Willow, and again, and again! The ref counts, Willow gut wrenches Kris, but Kris CLUBS away on the leg! Willow tries to lift, Kris still fights! Kris gets free, shoves Willow, then ELBOWS her down! Fans fire up again and Kris runs to SOMERSAULT SENTON! Cover, TWO! Willow sputters, Kris keeps cool, and she storms up on Willow to CLUB her! Kris bumps Willow off buckles, CHOPS her, and Willow goes to a corner. Kris CHOPS again, then brings Willow out to scoop and SLAM!

Kris wraps on a body scissor and she squeezes tight! Willow endures, Kris rolls her to a cover, TWO! Kris then clamps on a Cobra Clutch! Willow endures more but Kris thrashes her around. Willow moves around, fights to her feet, and throws body shots. Kris CLUBS Willow, bumps her off buckles, then ROCKS her with forearms! Kris whips corner to corner, Willow cartwheels through to ENZIGURI in return! Fans fire up with Willow and she runs in to bad body block! Then clothesline! Then snapmare! Kris blocks the boot, gets around, BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Kris is annoyed so she throws her headband aside.

Kris CLUBS Willow, drags her back up, and fires forearms! Kris runs, but Willow RAMS her! Neither falls and the fans fire up! Kris runs again, they RAM shoulders gain, Willow RAMS back! Kris rebounds, they RAM shoulder and they both fall! Fans fire up more, Kris crawls to ropes but Willow goes to a corner. Kris and Willow drag themselves up with ropes as the standing count climbs. Willow runs corner to corner, back body block and clothesline, then the BOOT! Willow whips, SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Kris is still in this and the fans fire up again! Willow looms over Kris, drags her up, and reels her in.

Willow suplexes, Una Amiga! Fans rally as Willow suplexes again, Dos Amigas! And then Kris turns it around! Kris gets Una Amiga, then Dos Amigas! They stand again, but Willow turns it back around! Una Amiga again, but then Kris turns it back around! Fans fire up as both women rise, no more suplexes! Willow cradles, TWO!! Kris ROCKS Willow and Willow goes to the corner. Kris runs up to UPPERCUT! And then side to side to BOOT WASH! Kris suplexes, for a GOURD BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Willow survives and fans fire up! Kris drags Willow up, swings, but Willow spins her around to a fireman’s carry!

Kris fights free, shoves Willow to a corner, then Electric Chair Lifts! Fans fire up for the ELECTRIC CHAIR SLAM! Kris runs, Willow dodges! POOOUNCE~! PERIOD!! The straps come down and the fans fire up! Kris goes to the corner, Willow runs up, CANNONBALL! Willow drags Kris right up, fireman’s carries, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Kris survives and “This is Awesome!” Willow and Kris rise, Willow drags Kris up, and then short arm LARIATS! Kris wobbles, but Willow short arm- NO, Kris gets under, BLUE THUNDER BOMB! But a roll through to a BUZZSAW! And then Kris runs to SCISSOR KICK! Cover, TWO!

Willow is still in this and Kris grows frustrated. Kris drags Willow to a drop zone then goes up. The fans rally, but Willow slips out to the apron! Willow trips Kris up! Kris hits the top buckle, Willow hits an APRON POWERBOMB! Willow puts Kris in, climbs up, and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Kris is still in this and now Willow grows frustrated. Fans rally again and Willow drags Kris up. Gut wrench, but Kris fights the bomb to gut wrench in return! And then the tuck! But Willow drops down to victory roll! TWO, Kris ROUNDHOUSES! Willow rebounds to ROCK Kris! Kris rebounds, Willow ducks the discus to ENZIGURI!

Kris stays up, rebounds, and DISCUS LARIATS! Kris puts Willow in another drop zone, then goes up top again. For the 450 FLOP as Willow moves! Willow LARIATS Kris! And then the gut wrench, BABE WITH THE POWER- NO, Kris fights free! DISCUS- NO, Willow gets under, tries to lift Kris but almost loses grip! She tries again, GUT WRENCH PLEX! Cover, TWO!! Kris survives and fans fire up! Willow is frustrated, but she resets and tries again. The fans rally for the gut wrench, BABE WITH THE POWER BOMB!! Cover, Willow wins!!

Winner: Willow Nightingale, by pinfall

The second time’s the charm and Willow wins out! Stokely is disappointed, especially with Willow helping Kris up and them hugging it out. But with this big win for Willow, will she be able to regain gold in 2024?

 

Serena Deeb speaks.

“Where’ve I been? Away, training in isolation. Obsessively studying and dissecting every single part of our women’s division. I locked myself in Deeb’s Dojo and faced the imprisonment of my mind, body and soul. But I cannot be caged. You wanna tie me up? I know every escape. You wanna restrain me? I know exactly how to break free. I refuse to accept any shackles placed upon me. They say it takes 10 thousand hours to become a master. You must be willing to do what no one else will do. Excellence is achieved by challenging yourself, and once you realize that everything isn’t happening to you, it’s happening for you, that’s when you become a master.

“Known as The Woman of 1000 Holds, The Human Torture Device, and I kinda like it. Because at my best, it’s magic. All Elite Wrestling, the Professor of Professional Wrestling, Serena Deeb, is ready to return.” When and where will class be back in session?

 

Zero Hour – AEW TNT Championship #1 Contender’s 20 Man Battle Royal!

Matthew Menard, Angelo Parker, Bryan Keith, Lee Johnson, Serpentico, Christopher Daniels, Kip Sabian, The Butcher & The Blade, Darius Martin, Action Andretti, The Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds & John Silver, Danhausen, Rocky Romero, Trent Beretta, Lance Archer, “Killswitch” Luchasaurus, Johnny TV, and Dalton Castle are all battling for their shot at the TNT Champion, that can be cashed in anytime, anywhere! Who proves they are worthy of facing The Face of TNT?

Oh wait, Johnny starts trouble with Castle, stemming from what happened on ROH this past Thursday! And now it’s chaos all around! Archer fights off Butcher & Blade, Darius & Action brawl with Trent & Rocky in a continuation from Rampage last night, and why is #SNAKEMAN getting a table?! Silver throws Bryan aside, gets in the ring, and fans cheer as the bell rings. Bryan storms up on Silver, and it turns out the tables are just to bury the Murderhawk Monster! Blade & Butcher actually help out here, as does the Fallen Angel. Meanwhile, Castle has Johnny in an Alabama Lift, for BANGA- NO, Johnny grabs the corner to stop the spin!

Johnny shifts around, and it seems the others have even knocked down and buried Killswitchasaurus! They SMACK away on the tables with chairs to hammer the two kaiju down! The fans fire up as everyone now gets in the ring and the brawl continues! Castle DECKS Johnny, and even snatches Johnny’s necklace! Action is after Daniels, Trent brawls with Parker, Danhausen CURSES Serpentico! Rocky back drops Serpentico away, and Trent TOSSES him! Best Friends ELIMINATE Serpentico! Johnny and Castle get in the ring, Castle blocks a shot to ELBOW Johnny! Castle runs up, but Butcher & Blade catch him!

Butcher & Blade put the Peacock on the apron but Castle fights back! Kip DECKS and ELIMINATES Castle! Fans boo Mr. Superbad as he and his Superbad Squad celebrate. Johnny then puts Rocky on the apron, sweeps the legs and KNEES him down! Johnny steps on Rocky’s head, but Danhausen CLAWS Johnny’s eyes! Danhausen drags Johnny back in but Johnny throws him away. Trent runs up, blocks a kick and he DUMPS Johnny on the ropes! Johnny stays on the apron, kicks back, and works to lift Trent! But Rocky gives Danhausen a Very Nice, Very Evil boost, and Danhausen DROPKICKS Johnny down! Best Friends ELIMINATE Johnny!

Daniels CHOPS Bryan, Top Flight DOUBLE DROPKICK Butcher & Blade! Trent stomps, Big Shotty CROSSBODIES Kip! Menard throws hands on Reynolds but Silver makes the save. Johnson dumps Kip, Parker dumps Johnson! Johnson holds on, but Parker scrapes him off and ELIMINATES him! But Silver GAMANGIRIS Parker into the WOMBO COMBO! The Dark Order TOSSES and ELIMINATES Cool Hand Ange! Then they get Daddy Magic up, but Top Flight DOUBLE DROPKICK them! Blade whips Reynolds to a corner, runs up to CHOP! Butcher adds a SPLASH! Kip CANNONBALLS!

Kip drags Reynolds up, he and Blade set Reynolds up but Reynolds BOOTS Butcher and fights the others off with elbows! Reynolds suplexes but Blade fights it to suplex back! Blade hangs Reynolds out to dry, and Kip BLASTS Reynolds down! The Superbad Squad ELIMINATES Reynolds! But Silver SUPERKICKS Butcher, fires off haymakers on Kip and Blade, but gets mugged in return! Blade & Kip reel Silver in, but it’s Silver who DOUBLE SUPLEXES them! Fans fire up for Meat Man as he pumps it up! BOOT WASH for Blade, but Butcher hauls Silver up and TOSSES him! The Superbad Squad ELIMINATES Silver!

Fans boo as there’s no more Dark Order. Action stomps Bryan, Danhausen powers up, but Kip tells him stop! Look up! HEADBUTT! Kip runs, into a RPG VICE DOUBLE KNEE! Then Danahausen falls onto Kip’s superbad spot! Best Friends haul Kip up, send him at Bryan, and the Bounty Hunter TOSSES Kip! Kip holds on, but Bryan ENZIGURIS! Kip falls, Bryan ELIMINATES him! Rocky waistlocks Bryan, Bryan swings an elbow but Rocky ducks it, only to get a DDT for it! Danhausen BOOTS Bryan, but Bryan sits up like a Deadman! So Danhausen CURSES- NO, Butcher CLOBBERS Danhausen and Blade CHOPS Bryan!

Blade whips, Bryan reverses but Blade ELBOWS him away! Blade goes up but Bryan RISING HEADBUTTS! Fans fire up as Bryan picks Blade up but Butcher CLUBS him! Butcher runs in but Bryan avoids the boot to SAIDO! Fans fire up as Bryan KNEES Butcher down! Action SPLASHES Menard, CLUBS him, then lifts him! Butcher fireman’s carries Bryan to FLAPJACK him on the corner! Blade BLASTS Bryan, The Superbad Squad ELIMINATES him! But wait! Lance Archer rises up from under the tables!! The Murderhawk Monster wasn’t eliminated, only delayed! He storms in to DECK Daniels, DECK Butcher, DECK Blade, and stomp everyone else!

Fans fire up, Menard stares Archer down and says Archer is a big idiot! Archer choke grips but Menard stomps the feet! Menard CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS but Archer eggs him on! Menard runs, into a BODY BLOCK! Archer TOSSES and ELIMINATES Daddy Magic! No more Ever-Rise, and Archer puts Daniels in a corner. Daniels BOOTS Archer away, climbs up, but Archer STEP-UP KNEES! Daniels falls to the floor, Archer ELIMINATES him! Darius & Action fire off on Archer, then run, but into DOUBLE LARIATS! Butcher & Blade hoist Rocky up, Trent & Danhausen go after Archer! Best Friends focus on the monster!

They double whip, but Archer DOUBLE LARIATS! Rocky runs up to UPPERCUT, but Archer just glares at Rocky! Fans fire up and fans tell Rocky he messed up. Rocky ENZIGURIS Archer, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but into a scoop! Inverted crucifix, BLACKOUT BOMB onto Daniels! Archer ELIMINATES Azucar! Archer storms up but Action tells him stop! Darius then passes Action a bottle, and Action SPEED CHUGS it!! Archer swings, misses, Darius kicks, Action kicks, BUZZSAW and POP-UP RANA! Fans fire up for Hydrated Andretti! But KILLSWITCHASAURUS rises up!! And he grabs Darius & Action by the throats! DOUBLE CHOKE SLAMS!

The Superbad Squad fires off on Killswitchasaurus now, as does Trent! Luchasaurus still knocks Trent away, Butcher & Blade swing on Top Flight but they dodge to DOUBLE SUPERKICK! But Archer and Luchasaurus both rise! They both run in, but Top Flight ducks under, so the colossal clotheslines collide! Neither Archer nor Luchasaurus fall, so they stare down. The fans fire up for this massive moment and chant “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” But then Luchasaurus and Archer grab Action and Darius respectively, to SHOVE them both out and ELIMINATE them! No more Top Flight! But then Superbad Squad attacks again!

Butcher is after Luchasaurus while Blade is after Archer! IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER for Luchasaurus! But Archer BOOTS Blade down! Archer TOSSES Blade to ELIMINATE him! Luchasaurus dumps Butcher out then BOOTS him down to ELIMINATE him! No more Superbad Squad! And then Archer BOOTS Luchasaurus down! They, Trent and Danhausen are the final four! Archer sees Danhausen, and Danhausen isn’t sure what to do! Danhausen dodges Archer, but the waistlock lift doesn’t work! Archer elbows back, puts Danhausen up top, then UPPERCUTS! Inverse crucifix, but Trent SUPERKICKS Archer!

Danhausen DONG PUNCH! Trent SUPERKICKS again! Archer wobbles, Best Friends DUMP and ELIMINATE the Murderhawk Monster! Fans are thunderous, and these unlikely friends HUG! You GOT to give the people what they want! But then Trent goes and throws Danhausen out! Trent ELIMINATES Danhausen, only to be all alone with Luchasaurus! Fans boo Trent but he takes aim, to BUSAIKU KNEE! Luchasaurus rises up, so Trent BUSAIKU KNEES again! Trent aims again, BUSAIKU KNEE THE THIRD! Trent huffs and puffs as Luchasaurus rises up again! Kneepad down, Trent runs in again, into a choke grip! JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM!!

Luchasaurus hauls Trent up, scoops and aims, but Trent slips free! Trent baits Luchasaurus in and dumps him out! Luchasaurus holds on, he’s still in this! Trent runs up, Luchasaurus choke grips again! Luchasaurus drags Trent up and over but Trent throws forearms! And a JUMP KNEE! Luchasaurus wobbles, Trent waistlocks, half nelsons, but Luchasaurus breaks free and ROCKS Trent! Trent runs back in, but into a HEADBUT!!! Trent falls, Luchasaurus wins!!

Winner: “Killswitch” Luchasaurus (NEW #1 Contender to the TNT Championship)

After the rest of the field tried to literally bury him, the golden ticket goes to the former TNT Champion! Does this mean that no matter what happens in tonight’s No Disqualification match, the TNT Championship stays in The Patriarchy?

 

Zero Hour – FTW Championship FTW Rules Match: Hook VS Wheeler Yuta!

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, like many of us, can’t stand how The Decoder has become an obnoxious prick POS. But Yuta embraces how he gets under people’s skin, and has even found how to bend the rules to his advantage. But will he be able to bend anything after a match where there are no rules? Or will he #SendHook to the back of the line?

The introductions are made, but Yuta gets a mic of his own. “Well as all of you just saw, Hook has been sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong.” Fans tell Yuta to STFU but he ignores it to say of course that’s what Hook does, just look at this hole he calls home! “Is there a single redeeming quality about Long Island? No one in New York even likes you, and that’s the lowest of the low already!” The inferior hockey team, not even the best island, because Staten Island is better, and that place is trash, too! And now, Hook and Yuta are fighting under FTW Rules. Yuta sees Taz on commentary, and he knows Taz knows FTW Rules, but-

WHOA, the hockey sirens are blaring! Yuta asks what’s up with that! It’s to shut Yuta up so that Hook can make his entrance, that’s what! Fans fire up as Dasha finishes the introductions. The FTW title is raised, will Hook use anything and everything to tear Yuta apart? Or will Yuta find a way to become a Double Champion?

Wait, Yuta takes a swing before the bell! Hook dodges it and fires off on Yuta! The bell rings, the fans fire up, and Hook fires off on Yuta in a corner. Yuta turns things around, but then Hook dodges to fire off more shots! Hook keeps on Yuta in another corner, but Yuta knees low. Yuta CHOPS but it’s a grazing shot. Yuta stalks Hook to fire more shots, but fans chant “YUTA SUCKS!” Hook fires off haymakers, and doesn’t have to hold back under these rules! He HEADBUTTS, then UCHIMADAS with some stank! Yuta bails out, Hook pursues but Yuta UPPERCUTS from below! Yuta then looks under the ring, brings out some wood, and a trash can!

Yuta puts the trash can in the ring, but Hook BLASTS Yuta off the apron! Hook hurries out after Yuta, ROCKS him, and they go to the ramp. Hook throws more hands, Yuta wobbles, but Yuta CHOPS! And ROCKS Hook! Hook CHOPS in return! Yuta sputters as he goes up the ramp, but Hook follows. Hook brings Yuta up to throw more hands, but Yuta knees low again. Yuta reels Hook in, but Hook lifts Yuta up to NORTHERN LIGHTS to the ramp! Yuta flounders down but that was rough on Hook, too. The fans rally, Hook stalks Yuta to ringside and ROCKS him again. Yuta goes under the ring, and brings out a trash can! SMACK!!

Yuta scores a goal on Hook with that one, and Yuta shows off the FTW spraypainted on the lid. Yuta flips it off, puts the lid aside, then brings out a stop sign. That also goes into the ring, Yuta drags Hook up and around to whip him into the railing! Yuta taunts Hook, digs his boots in, and says Hook wanted this! Yuta lets off to drag Hook up and around, and slings him into more railing! Fans boo but Yuta soaks the heat up. Yuta drags Hook over to SMACK him off commentary, right in front of Taz! Fans fire up as Hook CLOBBERS Yuta! Hook puts Yuta in, hurries after, but Yuta catches Hook to a PAIN THRILLER! Cover, TWO!

Yuta picks up the stop sign, and he SMACKS Hook on the back! Hook writhes, Yuta grabs the trash can and shakes it out. There’s a second trash can inside, labeled with the FTW spray paint. Yuta mocks Hook with it, then puts him on the stop sign to SENTON! Cover, TWO! Fans rally but Yuta smirks. Yuta drags Hook up and around, reels him in, but Hook fights the suplex! Hook suplexes Yuta high and hard! Fans fire up as both men rise up. Hook LARIATS! And LARIATS again! And then wrenches to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Yuta escapes but Hook stays cool. Hook storms up on Yuta, reels him in, RED- NO, Yuta arm-drags free!

Yuta runs up, shoots around, GERMAN SUPLEX! But Hook’s up to GERMAN SUPLEX! Yuta is back up, GERMAN SUPLEX! Hook is back up, GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as both men flounder. Yuta stands, ROCKS Hook, but Hook ROCKS Yuta! DOUBLE LARIATS take them both down! Fans fire up again as the ref checks. The standing count begins as Hook and Yuta stir. Fans rally up, Yuta goes to ropes, and the fans are strongly behind “HOOK! HOOK! HOOK!” Yuta storms up to BITE Hook’s forehead! Fans boo, but Yuta FISHERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO! Not quite perfect and Yuta is seething.

Yuta grabs the clean trash can, and he SMACKS Hook with it! Yuta puts the can down, drags Hook up, and knees low. And knees again, and again, but into a high cradle! T-BONE SUPLEX into the FTW trash can!! Cover, TWO!! Yuta is still in this but Hook won’t let off! Hook hauls Yuta up, REDRUM!! Hook even becomes a backpack! Yuta stays up, to BACKPACK SENTON on the clean trash can!! Both men writhe, and Yuta grabs the stop sign. Yuta roars, puts the sign at center and he hauls Hook up. Yuta reels Hook in, to DDT on the stop sign!! Yuta covers, TWO!! Hook is still in this and Yuta is furious!

The fans rally up while Yuta argues with the ref. There may be no rules but you still respect the authority! Hook flops out of the ring so Yuta fetches that two-by-four. Yuta puts that in the ring, fans go “HO~!” but Hook has something of his own. Yuta storms up, and Hook shows he has a hockey stick! Hook sweeps Yuta’s legs! The stick broke but Hook doesn’t care, he just SMACKS Yuta with half of it! Yuta writhes, and Hook takes the other half, to add it to REDRUM!!! Yuta falls back, Yuta TAPS! Hook wins!!

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

Hook finally lets Yuta go so he can hoist up the belt! Yuta can’t beat Hook on his turf, will Hook look to prove he can beat Yuta on his?

 

We stand at the end of it all.

“The resolution of all conflicts. Where reality’s foundation cracks. Where all ties come unbound. The finality of all war. Now we stand at the end of it all. This… is AEW Worlds End.”

 

Continental All-Star 8 Man Tag: Claudio Castagnoli, Bryan Danielson, Mark Briscoe & Daniel Garcia VS Brody King, Rush, Jay White & Jay Lethal!

As consolation for not making it to the finals, we see the Swiss Superman, American Dragon, Sussex County Chicken & Red Death team against the King of Death, El Toro Blanco, The Switchblade & Black Machismo! Which side wins big on the last PPV of 2023?

The teams sort out and Claudio starts against Rush. The bell rings, the two get in each other’s face, and they start shoving. Then they start throwing forearms and CHOPS! Fans fire up, Rush fires up, but Claudio fires off forearms and then an UPPERCUT! Rush ROLLING ELBOWS, eggs Claudio on, so Claudio BOOTS! Claudio runs in, but into a SNAP GERMAN! But Claudio LARIATS right back! Claudio runs in again but Rush BELLY2BELLY SUPLEXES Claudio up and out! Rush builds speed, but Claudio slides in to get in his face! The shoving starts again, then they back off. Lethal and Briscoe tag in and the fans fire up.

The fans chant “DEM BOYS!” as we get a rematch from Gold League’s final round. These two circle, things speed up, and Lethal hip tosses to cartwheel and basement dropkick! Lethal whips Mark to a corner, Mark goes up and out to then REDNECK UPPERCUT! Mark goes up, MISSILE DROPKICK, but Lethal blocks! Lethal steps through but Mark makes the Figure Four into a cradle! TWO, and the two start throwing CHOPS! Fans “WOO~!” as the CHOPS go back and forth! Lethal is stinging, then he and Mark shake hands. The CHOPS continue! Mark CHOPS Lethal down! Lethal scrambles away while the fans fire up with Mark!

Lethal backs off, tags White, so Mark tags Bryan! The fans are red hot now as we get our first taste of these two 1v1. They circle, White talks some trash on Bryan, and they feel things out. They tie up, White powers Bryan to a corner but also pulls hair! The ref counts, White lets off but Bryan avoids the chop to wrangle White! LEBELL LOCK! ROPEBREAK, and Bryan lets go at 4. He has ’til five! Fans cheer, Bryan grins, and White laughs that off. They reset, tie up again, and White knees low. And again! White headlocks, fans rally for Bryan and Bryan powers out. White runs Bryan over, then keeps moving.

Bryan drops, White CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS again! White RAMS into Bryan at the corner, and again, then CHOPS! White mocks the “YES! YES! YES!” but the fans actually chant it. White CHOPS Bryan then whips him corner to corner. Bryan reverses, runs in, and DROPKICKS! Bryan then CHOPS, KICKS and repeat! Fans chant “YES! WOO~! YES! WOO~!” Then Bryan just KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! The ref counts, Bryan lets off, and he puts White up top. Bryan climbs up to SUPER STEINER! The fans fire up and Bryan stalks White, to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! “YES! YES! YES!”

Bryan winds up, but Garcia tags himself in. They may be teammates but Garcia still doesn’t like Bryan. But then Brody tags in for a rematch from the final round of Blue League. The fans bark and hoot for Brody but Garcia puts up his dukes. Brody swings, misses, and Garcia fires off shots! Brody shoves Garcia away, runs in but into a BOOT! Garcia avoids shots, fires more shots, then SLAPS, SLAPS, SLAPS! Brody shoves, catches and BOSS MAN SLAMS! Brody then BLASTS Garcia’s corner! Brody ROCKS Garcia, dumps him out, and White is there to UPPERCUT! Brody goes out to CLUB Garcia, then tells Menard on commentary to talk trash now!

Brody shoves Menard, gets Garcia up, and he SLAMS Garcia down. Brody says Menard ain’t gonna do a thing, he’s a coward! Brody then puts Garcia back in while fans cheer on “DADDY MAGIC!” Menard keeps his cool for Garcia’s sake, but Brody stands on Garcia! Tag to Rush, Rush stomps Garcia and CHOPS him! Garcia has a bloody nose but Rush whips him to ropes, and ELBOWS him down! Rush stomps Garcia again and again, then “kicks” Garcia’s head into the crowd. Rush mocks Garcia’s dance! Garcia trips Rush, fires off, but Rush fires in return! Rush puts Garcia in the corner to CHOP him again!

Tag to Lethal, he stomps a mudhole into Garcia. Lethal grabs at Garcia, CHOKES him on the ropes, and Rush adds on. The ref counts, Lethal tags to Brody and Brody stomps Garcia. Brody CHOPS Garcia down then tags in Rush. Rush drags Garcia up to CHOP! Tag to White, and he CHOKES Garcia on the ropes! The ref counts, Rush adds on, Garcia hits who he can but White and Rush let off. White mocks Bryan with saying they have ’til five! Cover, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Another cover, ONE!! White is annoyed with Garcia, but Garcia fires forearms in return! White trips Garcia, GROUND DRAGON SCREW!

Garcia sits up, but White CHOPS Garcia down! Fans rally for Garcia but White CHOPS him again! Garcia grits his teeth, shakes his head, but White scoops and SLAMS! White taunts Garcia, CHOPS him again, but Garcia roars! The fans fire up, White eggs Garcia on, another scoop and SLAM! White mocks the fans rallying, then CHOPS again! Garcia goes to ropes, shakes his head again, but Rush scuffs him! The ref reprimands, but White reels Garcia in to scoop. Garcia slips free, to scoop back! White slips free, and he CLUBS Garcia down! White keeps Garcia from his corner with a CHOP and a whip.

Garcia BLASTS Rush! And CHOPS White! And ROCKS Lethal! And CHOPS White! Repeat! Garcia CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS, but White CHOPS again! White runs up, but is sent into Lethal! Garcia hurries, hot tag to Briscoe! Mark dodges White, ROCKS Lethal, and fires off shots on the Jays! Lethal waistlocks, but Mark BOOTS White and PELES Lethal down! Fans fire up, Mark dodges White to CHOP! Mark whips, White reverses but Mark CLOBBERS him! Fans rally up again, and Mark runs corner to corner. White BOOTS back, hopsu p, but gets an UPPERCUT! White falls to the floor, Bryan runs to WRECK Rush!

Bryan hauls Rush up, Garcia BLASTS Brody! Bryan sends Rush into railing! Mark BOOTS White, dodges Brody, and Claudio UPPERCUTS Brody down! FLYING BLOCKBUSTER to the floor takes Lethal down! Mark goes to the apron, BANG BANG, FOLEY ELBOW on Rush! The fans fire up as Mark climbs! White is in the drop zone, but he rises up! Mark leaps over White, comes back and spins, kicks, and FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO! White hangs tough but Mark drags him up. Mark reels White in, underhooks, but White wrenches out! REDNECK UPPERCUT! Mark runs in but White clinches, EXPLODER up and out!

Brody CLOBBERS Mark, Lethal hurries to get him back in! White covers, TWO! Mark hangs in there but White tags Lethal. Lethal hoists Mark up top, CHOPS him, then climbs up after him. Fans rally, Lethal brings Mark up but Mark throws body shots! Lethal falls, but he’s right back to ROCK Mark! Lethal goes back up, for the SUPER DUPER PLEX! Lethal crawls, as does Mark, and fans rally, hot tag to White! White CLUBS Mark down, drags him away, but Mark boots White away! Brody tags in and he CLUBS Mark down now! Brody hauls Mark up, but Mark slips free to BLAST Rush! Mark dodges Brody, hot tag to Claudio!

Claudio fires up as he fires UPPERCUTS on Brody! Brody fires forearms back, fans rally with “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” as LARIATS collide again and again! Claudio SWATS a lariat, fires more UPPERCUTS, and has Brody in a corner! The ref counts, Claudio lets off, then jukes to UPPERCUT again! Claudio reels Brody in, but Brody blocks the suplex. Brody suplexes Claudio, but Claudio slips free! Claudio ducks ‘n’ dodges and BOOTS! And kicks, and tries again! Claudio SUPLEXES Brody, with a stall!! Fans are thunderous, Claudio covers, Rush breaks it! Bryan fires off on Rush, bumps him off buckles, then CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS!

Brody fires off on Claudio while Bryan and Rush trade CHOPS! Rush stomps away on Bryan, Brody digs his boot into Claudio. Brody and Rush coordinate, the hellhound and the bull circling. They then run in, CANNONBALL for Claudio but the feint for Bryan, into the BOOT! Rush tranquilos, Brody covers, TWO!! Brody CLUBS Claudio, drags him up, but Claudio trips Brody! GIANT SWING!! Bryan joins in, and he DROPKICKS Brody! Cover, White breaks it! Bryan drags White out, Mark rushes Lethal. White is sent into railing! White returns the favor to Bryan! Garcia and Lethal tag in! Garcia and Lethal fire off shots!

Garcia whips, Lethal reverses, LETHAL COMBINATION! Lethal is all fired up, he steps through, FIGURE FOUR! Garcia endures, reaches out, claws his way around, FROGGY-BOW hits Lethal! Rush CORNER BELLY2BELLY SUPLEXES Mark! Bryan BUSAIKU KNEES Rush! White clinches to BLADERUNNER on Bryan! Claudio POP-UP UPPERCUTS White! Brody DISCUS LARIATS Claudio! But Garcia is back! Fans are thunderous for the SAIDO!! But Lethal handsprings, LETHAL- NO, Garcia dodges, trips, jackknife bridge! GARCIA’S TEAM WINS!!!

Winners: Claudio Castagnoli, Bryan Danielson, Mark Briscoe & Daniel Garcia, by pinfall

Menard is the most excited of everyone in Nassau Coliseum! And Garcia does his dance! What will this momentum do for Red Death going into 2024? Wait, Brody CLOBBERS Menard!!! Are the former Jericho Appreciation Society members gonna have beef with The House of Black in the New Year? Meanwhile, Sonjay Dutt appears to reencourage Lethal and usher him away. What will it take for Lethal to get back on a winning track?

 

Miro VS Andrade El Idolo w/ CJ Perry!

While one is known as The Redeemer and the other is the Latino Idol, this is not about higher callings or spirituality. This is simply about one man who cannot tolerate the other being around his hot, flexible wife with his arrogant attitude! Will Miro CRUSH Andrade’s body and CJ Perry’s ambition with it? Or will he be truly lost and aimless after Worlds End?

Miro doesn’t wait, he CLOBBERS Andrade the moment he’s in the ring! The ref reprimands but rings the bell as Miro stomps away! The ref then counts, Miro lets off, and he storms around. Miro drags Andrade up, to short arm LARIAT! Miro looms over Andrade, sits him up and rains down ELBOW after ELBOW! Then Miro KICKS Andrade in the back! Andrade stands up to CHOP, and CHOP, but Miro UPPERCUTS! Miro whips corner to corner but Andrade BOOTS back! Fans rally and duel, Andrade runs to KICK! Miro runs in but Andrade dumps him out! Andrade finally takes the jacket off and flexes!

Fans rally, Andrade builds speed, and DIVES into a FOREARM! CJ is upset but Miro storms in after Andrade. Andrade trips Miro and steps through! FIGURE FOUR, but Miro powers up and out! Miro runs in but into a BOOT! Andrade CHOPS, goes up, but Miro YANKS Andrade down to hit a BIG back suplex! Andrade flounders while Miro snarls, and Miro storms around. Miro tells CJ, “This is what you wanted!” But CJ asks, “Is THIS what you wanted?! I broke this finger!!” Miro storms up on Andrade, clamps on a chinlock and he squeezes tight. Andrade endures, even as Miro leans on him. Andrade fights up, but Miro shoves and CLUBS Andrade!

Miro CHOKES Andrade on ropes, CJ protests and the ref counts. Miro lets off at 4, CJ shouts at Andrade to get up, and Miro mocks her. CJ says Miro’s asking for a slap in the face! Miro CHOKES Andrade in the corner, hauls him up, and suplexes, but Andrade lands on his feet!? Andrade JAWBREAKERS Miro, fires forearms, and runs. Miro catches Andrade to a SWINGING SIDE SLAM! Fans fire up while Andrade flops out of the ring. Miro pursues, and he brings Andrade around the way to send into railing! The ref starts the ring count, Miro brings Andrade up as the fans rally, and CJ coaches Andrade. Miro scoops Andrade to DROP him on the desk!

The count is 5 of 10, Andrade writhes, but Miro refreshes the count. Miro says one more, and he hauls Andrade back up. But Andrade fights the back suplex! And he SHOVES Miro up and over the desk!! Miro has a rough landing but CJ fires up! The ring count is climbing, CJ talks trash on Miro, and Andrade refreshes the ring count. Andrade props the desk hood up, to SMASH Miro through it! Miro staggers away, Andrade storms up, but Miro kicks low. Miro whips, but Andrade reverses to send Miro into steel steps! CJ applauds, Andrade refreshes the count again, and CJ says this is why she wanted Andrade as a client.

Andrade puts Miro in, then climbs the corner. Fans rally up, and Miro ROCKS Andrade first! Miro fires more shots, but Andrade hits back! Miro ROCKS Andrade, positions him, and then climbs up. Miro brings Andrade to the top, and fans fire up for the SUPER- NO, Andrade holds the buckle to block! Miro throws body shots, and he gets the SUPERPLEX! Fans fire up while both men are down! Miro and Andrade stir, so a standing count starts. CJ is losing her cool, the count reaches 5 of 10, and both men sit up. Andrade throws a haymaker but Miro gives it back. They stand to throw shots again, and Miro ROCKS Andrade!

Andrade CHOPS Miro, but Miro just huffs and puffs! Andrade CHOPS again! Miro snarls, ROCKS Andrade with haymakers, but Andrade fires forearms in return. Andrade runs, but Miro DECKS him! Fans fire up, Miro looms over Andrade, and Miro drops an elbow! Andrade sputters, the fans duel, and Miro brings Andrade up. Miro whips, Andrade reverses and runs in, but is put on the apron! Miro kicks at Andrade through ropes, but Andrade uses that to DRAGON SCREW! Miro hobbles, CJ smiles, and Andrade climbs. Andrade CROSSBODIES! Direct hit, but Andrade rolls through to run and FLYING FOREARM!

Fans fire up and Andrade kips up! Andrade flexes, then storms up on Miro in the corner. Andrade rallies the fans, “SI! SI! SI!” Andrade runs, but Miro bails out! No shadows here, but Andrade goes up and out and ASAI MOONSAULTS! Direct hit on Miro and the fans fire up! Andrade RAMS Miro into the steel steps again! The ring count is climbing, CJ and Andrade hug it out! Fans are torn, but Andrade CLUBS Miro and puts him in the ring. Miro is down, Andrade climbs up, and Andrade MOONSAULTS! Miro moves, so Andrade MOONSAULTS again! Cover, TWO! CJ is frustrated again but Andrade shakes his head.

Fans rally, Andrade sees Miro go to another corner. “SI! SI! SI!” and Andrade runs, but Miro is up! MACHKA KICK!! Cover, TWO! Andrade survives and Miro is furious! Miro storms around, the fans fire up, and Miro calls his shot! Stomp and GAME OVER!!! Andrade is stuck, but he is still holding on! CJ tells Andrade not to dare tap out! Andrade gets one arm free, but Miro pulls it back! So Andrade gets the other arm! Miro grabs again, but Andrade has the ROPEBREAK! CJ is happy again but Miro stomps Andrade. Miro says the wife should cheer for his husband! CJ says she can cheer who she wants!

Miro hauls Andrade up but Andrade dumps Miro to the apron! Andrade CLUBS Miro, but Miro grabs hair. Andrade grabs the leg! DRAGON SCREW int he ropes again! Andrade hobbles while Miro staggers in, boot feint to BACK ELBOW!! Cover, TWO!! Miro survives and shocks everyone! CJ is seething, and Andrade is beside himself. Andrade has the leg, fans “WOO~!” and Andrade steps through, FIGURE FOUR!! Miro endures, keeping his shoulders up so it isn’t also a cover! The fans rally and duel, CJ tells him to give up but Miro shakes his head. Andrade bridges, FIGURE- NO, Miro turns things over on Andrade!!

Andrade endures now and CJ is seething again! Miro pushes up as best he can, but Andrade fights back! Andrade turns things back onto Miro! Miro endures again, and Andrade bridges again! FIGURE EIGHT!! Fans “WOO~!” but CJ trips Andrade up?!? Fans boo but CJ has a sneaky smile on her face! Andrade is confused, but he turns around into the MACHKA KICK!! Cover, TWO!!! Andrade is still in this but now CJ’s mood is the reverse. So it’s GAME OVER!!!! Andrade TAPS, Miro wins!!

Winner: Miro, by submission

What in the world did we just see?! Did CJ have a change of heart through the course of this match? Or was this her plan all along to help Miro have a great PPV win? Either way, what does this mean now that husband & wife are united again?

 

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

The leading lady of AEW has been quoted as saying that while the first is always memorable for being the first, the best is remembered for being the best, even better than the first. Will that apply to champions as well as film? Or will Timeless Toni learn why Riho was the first in the first place?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if a sequel truly can outdo the original!

The bell rings and fans rally up. Storm steps to Riho, Riho waits on Storm to make a move, so they tie up. Storm powers Riho to ropes, then lets off to pat Riho on the head. Riho and Storm go again, Riho dodges to fire off forearm after forearm! Riho whips, Storm reverses, but Riho leaps! Storm catches and SLAMS Riho, then covers. ONE and Riho goes Matrix! Fans fire up and Riho goes to scoop. Riho isn’t big enough to do that, and Storm CLUBS her! Storm whips Riho, Riho handsprings through and SHOTGUNS! Storm stays up so Riho SHOTGUNS again! Fans fire up with Riho and she runs in to JUMP KNEE! Then BULLDOG! Cover, ONE!

Riho clamps on with a headlock, but Storm fights up. The fans rally, Storm RAMS Riho into buckles. Storm whips corner to corner, runs in, but Riho dodges. Riho comes back to ROUNDHOUSE and Storm flops out of the ring! Fans rally, Luther is there to check on Miss Storm, and he tells Riho no. Riho CROSSBODIES, but Luther easily catches her! Luther hands Riho off to Storm, and Storm SLAMS Riho down! Fans fire up as Storm puts Riho in and covers, TWO! Storm stomps away on Riho, the fans rally and duel, then Storm poses for a close-up. She gets her filter as she digs her boot into Riho’s face.

Storm paces around, drags Riho up, but Riho cradles! TWO! Storm UPPERCUTS Riho down, covers, TWO! Riho is still in this, but Storm scoops to SLAM her! Storm drags Riho back up, scoops again, and SLAMS her again! Cover, TWO! Storm sits Riho up to dig her knee in Riho’s back. Riho endures the chinlock while fans rally and duel. Riho fights up, throws elbows, but Storm CLUBS her! Storm whips, Riho sunset flips, TWO! Riho hurries to scoop, but her back gives up! Storm smiles as her plan is working out. Storm then pops Riho up, SKY HIGH! Cover, TWO! Riho survives but Storm pushes her over.

Storm steps on Riho’s bad back, and again, and again. Storm flexes and fans cheer. Then Storm drops an elbow on Riho’s back! The fans rally and duel, Storm puts Riho in ropes and bends her back! The ref counts, Storm lets off at 4, and she brings Riho around for another scoop SLAM! Storm continues to flex while the fans rally and duel. Cover, ONE!! Riho shows her toughness but Storm has the leg for a HALF CRAB! Storm sits deep on Riho, but Riho crawls around. Riho reaches out, fans rally and duel, and Riho fights her way over, to the ROPEBREAK! Storm lets go in annoyance and tells Luther, “Let’s do the thing.”

Luther assumes the position, and he has Storm sit on his shoulders. CHARGE~! They TOSS Riho off the apron! Storm goes back to the apron, and poses for the cameras. The ring count starts, Riho sputters and coughs, fans chant “That Was Timeless!” The count is 5 of 10, then 7! Riho springs up at 8 and scrambles in! Storm is frustrated, she stomps Riho at the ropes, then lets off. Storm says Riho is toast now! TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Riho endures as Storm sits deep! Fans rally, Riho crawls and reaches out, but Luther pulls the ropes! The ref reprimands, tells Storm to let go, and then he EJECTS Luther! The butler did it, and got caught!

Fans boo and Luther says this is highly irregular! Storm is furious, but Riho fires off body shots! Storm CLUBS Riho, CHOPS her, CHOPS again, and again! Storm scoops, Riho slips free and fires off forearms! Riho whips, Storm reverses but Riho tilt-o-whirls to RANA! Storm is on the ropes and Riho dials it up! 619!! Storm falls, Riho goes up, and Riho CROSSBODIES! Fans fire up with Riho, Storm is up, and Riho SCOOP SLAMS! Cover, TWO! Riho keeps cool as Storm goes to the apron. Fans rally as Storm staggers around, and Riho climbs the corner. SUPER CROSSBODY! Direct hit and Riho hurries to get Storm in!

Riho climbs up, but Storm bails out again. So Riho DOUBLE STOMPS on the apron! Riho kicks Storm in, hauls her up, and full nelsons, DRAGON SUPLEX! High stack cover, TWO! Storm survives and Riho is for once showing frustration! The fans rally, Storm sits up and Riho runs in, but Storm sends Riho into buckles! Storm hurries to take aim, but Riho moves! Hips hit buckles, Riho rolls Storm, but Storm rolls through, STORM ZERO!! Cover, TWO?!? Storm is shocked, that’s not in HER script! Storm shakes her head, the fans rally behind her, and she hauls Riho up. But Riho rolls Storm to a stack, TWO!! Basement dropkick! Cover, ROPEBREAK!!

Fans fire up as Storm saves herself by inches! Riho says she’ll finish this now, and she climbs back up. But Storm YANKS Riho back down! Then Storm drags Riho back up, RUBY CUTTER!! Cover, Storm wins!!

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

The filter is back, but Storm is still golden! And Mariah May is here, with a bucket…? There’s no ice or champagne in it, so what is this for? So shower Storm in rose petals~! Mariah celebrates with her role model, will Storm always be the leading lady of AEW? Will she help Mariah become a star in her own right?

 

AEW mourns the loss of both “Killer Khan” Masashi Ozawa, and Kurtis “Mad Kurt” Chapman.

The former was a legend of Japanese wrestling who faced legends of the 1980s, such as Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan. The latter was a young star in the British wrestling scene, only a decade into the business. Ozawa passes at the age of 76, Chapman at the age of 26, but still gone too soon. AEW passes on their condolences to the friends, family and fans of these two great men, as do we here at The Chairshot.

 

Backstage interview with Dante Martin.

Lexi Nair is with Angel Dorado and says it has been one month since his return from injury. Since then, he’s been in trios action, how is he holding up? He’s doing good, but that’s not good enough. Dante wants to be great. Getting injured set him back several steps on his journey to becoming a champion. Last night, Dante got the pin on Rampage, but he almost got the pin on a champion. Orange Cassidy walks in and says, “Okay. Alright. I know-” Wait, Dante knows what Cassidy is gonna say. Dante respects Cassidy. And win, lose or draw, he’ll shake Cassidy’s hand at the end of this. But yeah, Dante’s gonna need that title.

Then try and take it, this Wednesday, on Dynamite. Then it is official! The first Dynamite of 2024, Cassidy defends his AEW International Championship against Dante Martin! Will this be one small step for Dante, and one giant leap for Top Flight?

 

Dustin Rhodes VS Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana!

It seems no matter how hard he tries, the Limitless Keith Lee is denied his vindication against The Realest. But taking up the banner for Keith is his friend and tag partner, The Natural! Will Dustin avenge Keith’s grudge? Or will Dustin regret stepping into whose house?

The moment Dustin’s stepping through the ropes, Swerve strikes! Dustin falls to the floor, Swerve goes out after him and then POSTS him! Fans chant “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” as Swerve sends Dustin into railing! And then Swerve brings Dustin around to send into more railing! And then the steel steps! Nana nods and says that’s how it’s done, and then Swerve basement dropkicks Dustin into the steps! Nana goes looking under the ring, and fans fire up as he brings out a CINDER BLOCK! Swerve puts the block under Dustin’s leg! Swerve goes up to the apron, and Swerve grins before he KILL STOMPS the leg through the cinder block!!!

The ref reprimands, Swerve says this is what happens when Keith can’t do his job! Swerve doesn’t care about human life! Refs and medics rush out while Swerve sits on the corner. Swerve has sent a message to Keith by sidelining Dustin, how long must Swerve wait until he has satisfaction?

Wait, Dustin doesn’t want to concede? He hobbles into the ring, so Nana says if he wants some more, Swerve can give him some more! Swerve grins as he watches Dustin clutch the ankle. Swerve says they either do this or not, stop wasting his time. Dustin insists he can go, so the bell rings! Swerve BOOTS Dustin! And fires off haymakers! Swerve stomps Dustin down, digs his knees in at the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. Swerve makes Dustin sit up to look into the camera. Swerve says this could’ve been Keith, but now he’s gotta take the frustrations out on Dustin. Swerve stomps Dustin, digs a knee on the ankle, but Dustin kicks Swerve with the good leg.

Swerve KICKS the bad leg, Dustin hobbles away and almost falls into the corner. Swerve soaks up the cheers and the jeers, then storms up on Dustin. Swerve drags Dustin up, throws body shots, then puts the bad legs in ropes. The ref counts, Swerve pulls on the leg but lets off, to then KICK it! Swerve runs side to side to DROPKICK the bad leg! Dustin falls, and Swerve hits the Griddy. Swerve flips off the booing fans, then goes back for Dustin. Dustin pounds the mat and fans rally up. Swerve drags Dustin up, bumps him off buckles, then hoists him up top. Swerve ROCKS Dustin, Dustin UPPERCUTS! Swerve ROCKS Dustin, Dustin UPPERCUTS!

They brawl, Swerve gets the edge, and he pie faces Dustin. Swerve goes up, brings Dustin around, but Dustin throws body shots! Dustin HEADBUTTS, HEADBUTTS, and sends Swerve down! Dustin then adjusts, and manages to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Dustin throws hands, then reels Swerve in. Swerve gets free but Dustin ducks to body shot! Dustin UPPERCUTS Swerve, whips, but Swerve reverses to KICK the leg! Swerve CHOPS, runs, comes back, but into a BOOT! Dustin manages to hop on, DESTROYER!! Swerve rebounds, into the SPIN POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Dustin still has heart and Nana is worried!

Dustin hobbles while Swerve stands. Dustin CHOPS Swerve to a corner, puts Swerve’s leg in ropes, then the other leg. Nana protests but that just distracts the ref! SHATTERED DREAMS!! Swerve falls, Dustin DECKS Nana! Dustin reels Swerve in, for a PILEDRIVER! Dustin hauls Swerve back up, dragon sleeper, CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!! Swerve survives and fans fire up. Dustin huffs and puffs, his comeback powered by adrenaline in his soul. Dustin hobbles, drags Swerve around to stomp Swerve’s legs, then he steps through. But Swerve kicks out the bad leg! Swerve then somersaults to COMPLETE SHOT!

Fans fire up and Swerve grabs Dustin’s bad leg! HALF CRAB! Dustin endures, fans duel, and Dustin reaches out. Swerve drags Dustin away, and has the leg for a STRETCH MUFFLER! Swerve even kicks Dustin’s head at the same time! Dustin endures it all, reaches out for ropes, but now Swerve throws body shots! Dustin doesn’t give in, he reaches out and has the ROPEBREAK! Swerve lets go in frustration, then he scuffs Dustin. Swerve laughs as he stands, and he gives Dustin more kicks. Swerve taunts Dustin, kicks him around, slaps him around, but Dustin UPPERCUTS! Swerve SLAPS back!

Dustin eggs Swerve on, so Swerve fires haymakers! And a KICK! Dustin drops to a knee, but he flips Swerve off! And SPITS at him! Fans fire up again as Swerve glares at Dustin. Dustin flips him off more, so Swerve gives Dustin a HOUSE CALL! Then Swerve grins as he aims. Dustin sits back up, into another HOUSE CALL! Swerve isn’t done with Dustin and the fans want that “ONE MORE TIME!” Swerve grins, he drags Dustin around, traps one arm and pulls the other. Swerve stands on that arm, then SNAPS it! Swerve then climbs the corner, Dustin sits up, into the KILL STOMPS!! Cover, Swerve wins!

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall

The Natural showed us his toughness, but Swerve again showed us his ruthlessness. Will 2024 indubitably be the Year of the Mogul?

 

8 Man Tag: Sting, Darby Allin & Le Sex Gods VS Ricky Starks, “Big Bill” Morrissey & The Don Callis Family!

The Relentless Icons may not always get along with Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara, but they do respect them. As such, they’re joining forces against four men they definitely do NOT respect. The Absolute and Will Hobbs have gone a few rounds with Sting & Darby before, will history repeat itself? Or will the combined forces of the AEW World Tag Team Champions, “Powerhouse” Hobbs & “The Alpha,” Konosuke Takeshita be what ends the living legends?

Fans tell Callis off as he makes his entrance, the teams sort out, and Sammy starts against Takeshita. The fans rally up as the two step forward, and Takeshita asks Sammy why he’s so mad at Callis. Sammy says Callis is just using everyone on the team! Callis doesn’t care about Takeshita! Takeshita picks Sammy up and RAMS him into a corner! Takeshita swings, Sammy dodges and CHOPS! Takeshita doesn’t flinch! Sammy CHOPS, and CHOPS, but Takeshita blocks to HEADBUTT! Takeshita whips Sammy to a corner, runs up, but blocks a boot. So Sammy ENZIGURIS! Sammy goes up, leaps, CROSSBODY! Cover, ONE!!

Sammy keeps on Takeshita with a chinlock, then facelock. Tag to Jericho and fans are torn on Le Sex Gods as they double whip and double shoulder tackle! Then Sammy spins and they pose! Fans are again torn, but Jericho drags Takeshita up to CHOP! Takeshita fires a forearm, Jericho CHOPS, repeat! Jericho gets the edge, whips, but Takeshita ducks ‘n’ dodges and TAKESHITA LINE! Fans fire up as Takeshita tags in Starks. Starks steps to Jericho, then flips him off. Starks reaches out, but Hobbs snipes Big Bill! Starks and Hobbs still have their own beef, but Hobbs steps to Jericho. Jericho fires off CHOPS on Hobbs now!

Hobbs kicks low, runs, then runs Jericho over! Fans rally, Hobbs scoops but Jericho slips free to fire forearms. Hobbs ROCKS Jericho, then SPLASHES in a corner! Tag to Bill now and he runs up to ROCK Jericho! And again! And again! Bill ROCKS Jericho again, whips him to ropes, then FLAPJACKS! Jericho flounders, stands up, but avoids a boot! Jericho pokes Bill in the eye, CHOPS and CHOPS, then whips. Bill reverses but Jericho KICKS back! Tag to Darby and he MISSILE DROPKICKS! Bill ends up in the corner, Takeshita tags in. Darby avoids the flying lariat to O’Conner Roll, TWO! Darby rebounds to SPLASH! Cover, TWO!

Darby hurries to whip but Takeshita reverses, but Darby springboards. Takeshita catches Darby, O’Conner Rolls to the CHAOS- NO, Darby lands on his feet! Darby BOOTS Takeshita, leaps over and comes back to SHOTGUN! Then Darby hops on, CODE RED! Cover, TWO! Takeshita hangs tough but Darby climbs up. Callis barks at Darby, and Takeshita trips Darby up! Fans boo but Takeshita climbs up to torture rack, and SUPER TOWER HACKER BOMB!!! Fans are thunderous and Darby is dazed! Takeshita crawls over, hot tag to Hobbs! Hobbs hauls Darby up to throw knees, then shoves him to the corner.

Hobbs fires haymakers from all sides, Bill fires up, the ref counts, and Hobbs lets off at 4. Fans rally for Sting and Darby crawls. Bill tags in and gets between Darby and his corner. Bill throws a heavy body shot, then whips Darby corner to corner. Bill runs in to SPLASH! Then Bill shoves Darby down, tags Hobbs, and Hobbs drags Darby up. Hobbs suplexes, and hits a BRAINBUSTER! Tag back to Bill, and Starks nods as the big boys pick Darby up to swing him! They HAMMOCK TOSS Darby across the way! Starks mocks Darby and Takeshita looms over him. Starks tags in, whips Darby to the corner, then mocks Sting!

Starks runs in corner to corner, but Darby moves and the Starks Splash hits buckles! Starks hurries to stop Darby from reaching his corner, but Darby JAWBREAKERS! Fans rally, Hobbs hurries in to stomp Darby down. Hobbs offers his former friend a hand but Starks says nope. Starks gets Darby back around, tags in Takeshita and Takeshita CLUBS Darby. Fans still rally but Starks fires off forearms and CHOPS, then some knees in the corner. Takeshita whips corner to corner, runs up but Darby BOOTS him! Darby runs up, Takeshita catches him, and keeps him fingertips away from Darby!

Takeshita throws Darby but Darby rebounds, sunset flips just to get up and over, hot tag to STIIIIING! Sting fires off hands on Takeshita, on Starks, back to Takeshita, then STINGER SPLASH on Starks! STINGER SPLASH on Takeshita! Fans fire up as Starks and Takeshita stagger, into DOUBLE LARIATS! Sting then BLASTS Hobbs AND Bill! Bill stays up, steps over the ropes, but Sting YANKS the rope to jam him up! Sting shakes the rope to give Bill a rodeo ride, and Jericho intercepts Hobbs! Jericho puts Hobbs in a corner, then Sting claws at Bill’s face! Jericho throws some hands on Hobbs, then coordinates with Sting.

Sting & Jericho DOUBLE SPLASH! The bigger men fall, so Jericho & Sting focus on Bill. But Bill throws hands in return! Bill DECKS Sting, stomps him, then ROCKS Jericho! Hobbs CLUBS Jericho, kicks him out of the ring, and things go outside. Starks tags in off Takeshita, and he hauls Sting up. Starks throws hands from all sides, ROCKS Sting, then wrenches and goes up the corner. Fans rally as Starks goes Old School! Starks shows off, then leaps to AX HANDLE! Starks whips, but Sting holds ropes to then FLAPJACK Starks! Sting stomps Starks, and Sammy tags in. Sammy rallies on Starks, BLASTS Bill & Hobbs, then scoops Starks.

Starks slips free, shoves, but Sammy dodges to RAM and go to the apron. ENZIGURI, then slingshot- NO, Starks stops the cutter to TORNADO- NO, Sammy stops that! Sammy goes up, FLYING CUTTER! Cover, Bill breaks it with a deadlift! Sammy fights free, CHOPS and CHOPS, then ROCKS and CHOPS! Sammy runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but into the BOSS MAN SLAM! Bill roars, fans fire up, but Jericho hits a CODE BREAKER! Bill stays up!? Bill hauls Jericho up for the SKY HIGH! Then Bill rains down fists! New York cheers its own as Bill whips Jericho to a corner. Bill runs up but into a BOOT!

Jericho goes up, leaps, MISSILE DROPKICK! Fans boo but Hobbs SPINEBUSTERS Jericho! The straps come down, Hobbs scoops and uses the WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS SLAM! But he’s not done! Hobbs wants to do Jericho like he did before! But Darby runs in, COFFIN SPLASH knocks Hobbs over! Darby then runs up, gets around, SCORPION DEATH DROP! But Takeshita runs in, HIGH ANGLE GERMAN!! Darby almost lands on his head! Takeshita aims but Sammy waistlocks! Takeshita switches, Sammy grabs Darby, Takeshita DOUBLE GERMAN SUPLEXES!! Sting storms in, Takeshita dodges and KNEES Sting!

Sting stays up, Takeshita tries again, but Sting blocks the knee to trip Takeshita up! And the step through, and the fans are thunderous for the SCORPION DEATH LOCK!! Takeshita endures, but Callis gets in with Sting’s bat! Or is that Floyd? Sting cares Callis off but it did save Takeshita. Fans tell Callis off, Hobbs storms in but Jericho hurries to trip him! Sting gets Takeshita back, WALLS OF JERICHO and the SCORPION DEATHLOCK, side by side!! Starks SUPERKICKS Jericho down! Sting ROCKS Starks! Sting has Starks but Bill BOOTS him! Darby runs up, but Bill TOSSES him aside! Bill runs up, but Darby dodges the splash!

Darby runs to SHOTGUN Bill down! Then Darby DIVES! They hit railing and fans fire up! Sammy is back, he feeds off the energy, but Starks SPEARS him down!! Cover, TWO!! Starks is furious but he hauls Sammy right up. Underhooks, Canadian Rack, ROSHAMBEAUX!! Cover, TWO?!? Sammy survives and Starks seethes. Starks mocks Sting then strikes his own pose, before he hauls Sammy up. Sammy slips free to SUPERKICK! And then torture rack! GO TO HOSPITAL!! Sammy isn’t done, he hurries up top! Fans rally up for the SHOOTING STAR!! Cover, Sammy’s team wins!

Winners: Sting, Darby Allin & Le Sex Gods, by pinfall

The Spanish God gets a huge return win alongside a fellow Pillar and the two living legends! Plus, it was a pin on an AEW World Tag Team Champion! Will this be more than enough proof that Sammy & Jericho can take those titles off Starks & Bill? Sting’s final match in New York is itself victorious, how many more will he have before his final match at Revolution?

 

AEW TBS Championship House Rules Match: Julia Hart VS Abadon!

The Princess of the Black Throne has proven to be formidable and foreboding, but so has the Living Dead Girl. House Rules are in effect: No ropebreaks, a ring count of 20, disqualifications enforced, but also, Dealer’s Choice. Abadon’s choice: Biting is A-OK! Forces of darkness are colliding, will The House Always win? Or will the throne soon belong to another?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is the scariest of them all!

The bell rings and the two stare down while the fans rally for “Women’s Wrestling!” Abadon and Julia step forward, but Julia avoids the grapple and the heel kick. “This is Spooky!” as the two reset. They step up, Julia gets around to ripcord and snapmare, but Abadon fights out of that to then CUTTER! Julia staggers to a corner, Abadon runs up to clothesline, clothesline and clothesline! The fans rally, the ref counts, but Abadon keeps firing shots until 4! Abadon shrieks, then runs in again to clothesline! And clothesline, and clothesline! Abadon doesn’t even slow down, she goes all the way to TEN!

Abadon storms around, the fans rally up, and Abadon runs in, only for Julia to dodge. Abadon rebounds off buckles and catches Julia for a SWINGING SLAM! Cover, TWO! Julia is still in this but Abadon rains down shots! Julia drags Abadon down to dribble her head off the mat! Abadon turns that around for more hands! Abadon snarls and looms over Julia, but Julia throws body shots! Julia fires forearms, runs up, but into a scoop! SWINGING SIDE- NO, Julia makes it a CRUCIFIX DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Julia slithers back as Abadon sits up and the fans fire up. They both slither around, “This is Spooky!” and the two go forehead to forehead.

Abadon and Juila stand, Julia pushes Abadon so Abadon pie faces back! Julia choke grips, but so does Abadon! They fight for control, then Julia STOs! Fans fire up, Julia scuffs Abadon then throws down fists! Julia storms around, stands on Abadon’s neck, but the ref counts. Julia steps away with a sinister smile while Abadon sits up. Julia CLUBS Abadon, TOSSES her out, then goes out after her. Julia whips Abadon into the apron! Abadon falls, Julia drags her up, and Julia suplexes Abadon to the floor! Julia grins again and fans rally up. Abadon writhes while Julia leaves her behind. “Let’s Get Spooky!” echoes out as Abadon crawls back to the ring.

Julia SHOVES Abadon right off the apron! Fans are torn but Julia soaks it all up. Abadon rises back up, crawls back into the ring, and Julia looms over her again. Abadon throws a body shot but Julia CLUBS her! Abadon throws another body shot, but Julia CHOKES hero the ropes! But House Rules say NO ropebreaks! Julia makes Abadon suffer but Abadon endures, so Julia lets off. Julia spins but Abadon avoids the heel kick to HOTSHOT Julia! Julia sputters, Abadon runs up but Julia dodges to DECK Abadon! Fans rally up, Julia scowls and storms back up, to then clamp on a motorcycle stretch.

Abadon endures, fights up, powers through, and BITES Julia’s arm!! It’s House Rules, after all! Julia gets free, swings, but Abadon blocks to BITE that arm!! Julia freaks out, runs up but Abadon LARIATS! And LARIATS! And SLINGBLADES! Fans fire up, Abadon runs corner to corner, METEORA! Abadon pushes Julia out of the corner, runs up again, BASEMENT CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO! Julia is still in this and Abadon is surprised. Abadon goes to a corner, climbs up, but Julia ROCKS her first! Julia ROCKS Abadon again, but Abadon CLUBS her back! They brawl, Julia climbs, and CLUBS Abadon some more!

Julia stands Abadon up, to SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO! Abadon survives and Julia is growing frustrated. Julia runs, to BLINDSIDE LARIAT! Julia isn’t done, she says the House Always Wins! But Abadon reaches out for ropes! Abadon has the ropes but again, NO ropebreaks! HARTLESS LOCK!! Abadon fights around, pushes to a cover, TWO!! Julia lets go in time, spins Abadon around but Abadon reverses to shove and scoop! SWINGING SIDE SLAM! Abadon sits Julia back up, runs, and SLIDING KNEES her down! Cover, TWO!! Julia survives and Abadon is furious! The fans rally up as Abadon goes to a corner.

Abadon climbs up again, but Julia ROCKS Abadon! Abadon HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS! And BITES!! Abadon gets another taste of Julia! Julia gets away, has the ref check for blood, but wait! SKYE BLUE rushes out here and SHOVES Abadon off the corner!! Fans boo as Skye scurries, but then Abadon sits up! Abadon isn’t letting that go, and she pursues Skye! Abadon drags Skye out from under the ring! Skye though the shadows were her ally, but now she begs for mercy. Abadon fires off forearms on Skye instead, then CLOBBERS her! Skye flounders, Abadon takes aim, and then runs in to KNEE Skye down!

But then Julia CLOBBERS Abadon from behind! Julia drags Abadon up, CLUBS away, then THROWS her into steel steps! Julia dribbles Abadon off the steps!! The ref reprimands, Julia drags Abadon up and puts her in. Julia climbs up and HARTSAULT! Cover, Julia wins!

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

The House Always Wins, because the Princess had a trump card up her sleeve. Will Julia continue to reign so long as Skye is on her side?

 

AEW TNT Championship No Disqualification Match: Christian Cage w/ Mother & Nick Wayne VS Adam “Edge” Copeland!

Perhaps the greatest tag team and closest friends in all of professional wrestling, now the worst of enemies. If this sounds familiar, it’s also because these two battled just a few weeks ago in Montreal. Shayna Wayne helped Christian screw Edge over, but now there’s nothing holding Edge back! Are things about to get Rated R? Or will not even Worlds End stop Captain Charisma?

The introductions are made, but Edge doesn’t give Christian time to even get down the ramp! Edge attacks on the ramp, and fans fire up for the brawl! The bell rings, Edge CLOBBERS Christian, then scoops to LAWN DART him into the tron! Fans fire up even more but the ref says to get this in the ring. Edge stalks Christian down the ramp, stomps him, then DECKS him! Christian flounders, Edge BOOTS him further along, then Edge sends Christian into railing! Fans cheer, a fan offers Edge a drink, so Edge chugs their Heineken! Edge smashes the can on his own head then goes after Christian with forearms!

Edge sends Christian into more railing, throws off his vest, and he SMACKS Christian off the desk! And again! Nigel says Edge is a sick son of a- Edge says shut up! Nigel apologizes, Edge puts Christian in the ring. Edge CHOKES Christian with his own turtleneck! Then he rains forearms down! Fans want tables but Edge throws down more shots first. Edge grins and punches himself in the head where the can busted him open. The fans rally for “T L C!” AKA where they want this to go, but Christian bails out! Edge pursues, but Christian mule kicks! And UPPERCUTS! And sends Edge into railing in return!

Christian whips, Edge reverses and Christian hits steel steps! Christian tumbles up and over, but Edge storms up. Edge tells Nick to back off, then he stomps Christian around. Edge smothers Christian against the steel steps, then stands on Christian’s head! But Christian avoids the stomp! And runs for it!? Fans fire up as Edge pursues and they go up the bleachers! Edge catches up to Christian and throws hands! Fans fire up getting to be closer to the action as they go tot he very back! Nick runs up but Edge ROCKS him, and sends him into Christian! Christian shields “his son,” but Edge goes around somewhere.

Edge climbs up to the railing of the higher seating!! Fans are thunderous for Edge’s SUPER CROSSBODY!! The fans lose their minds as Edge takes Christian and Nick down! Edge rises up, pushes Christian back down the bleachers, and high-fives fans as they return to floor level. Edge throws hands to keep Christian moving, and then shoves him over the railing. Edge climbs up, fans give Edge some space, tightrope walk and FLYING CLOTHESLINE! Direct hit and down goes Christian! The fans confirm, “You Still Got It!” as Edge stands up and puts Christian back in. Edge stalks Christian to a corner, then throws down hands!

Edge climbs up and rains down fists! Fans count along and Edge goes all the way to TEN! Edge then lets off so he can take aim! Christian staggers forward, Edge runs in, but Christian sends Edge into the POST! Christian knows Edge too well for a Spear to hit like that. Christian goes out after Edge, fans taunt Nick and Christian with “Who’s Your Daddy?” Christian puts Edge on the steps, and he threatens to end it! STOMP!! Edge falls back, clutching his neck! Christian drags Edge up, puts him in the ring, and covers, TWO!! Edge is still in this, but his forehead is bloodier than before. Christian stomps Edge around, soaks up the heat, then goes looking for things under the ring.

Christian brings out kendo sticks! Mother Shayna says yes, and Nick grins. Christian storms in, and he SMACKS Edge right on the back! Edge grits his teeth as Christian SMACKS him again! Edge leans against ropes, seething, but Christian SMACKS Edge again! The kendo stick is breaking, and Christian fishhooks Edge’s nose! Christian says HE is the TNT Champion, then, now and forever, “you POS!” Then Christian CHOKES Edge with the kendo stick! Edge suffers and sputters but Christian lets go. Christian soaks up the heat, then goes back to Edge. Christian drags Edge around, stands on him, and then aims with the broken kendo stick!

Christian is literally going for the jugular! Edge BLOCKS the thrust just in time!! Edge can’t hold it back forever, so the stick still presses into his throat! Christian lets off, covers, TWO!! Christian blows a kiss, probably to Edge’s wife and children, then rains down fists! He’s punching that bloody eyebrow open, then he calls to Nick. Christian wants a couple chairs, so Nick gets Christian those chairs. Christian JAMS Edge in the back again and again, then sets that chair on top of Edge. Christian stands on the chair while flexing. Fans boo while Mother & Nick Wayne cheer. Christian sits down, to get the legs for an ASSISTED BOSTON CRAB!

Edge endures being bent back and the chair’s crossbar being duck into his neck! Fans rally, Edge powers up, and Christian panics as Edge gets free! But Christian stomps Edge back down! Christian calls for more goodies and Nick goes looking under the ring. Edge crawls while Nick brings out… A PRYBAR!? Christian swings, Edge dodges, EDGE-O-MATIC! Fans rally as Edge keeps Christian down, then grabs a kendo stick! Edge SMACKS Christian right on the back of the head! And then SMACKS him in the ribs! And SMACKS him across the back! And again on the back! Then Edge KENDO CLOTHESLINES him!

Edge puts on the CROSSFACE! Christian endures, the fans rally up, but Christian also reaches out for weapons! The prybar! But Edge brags that to put it in THE DEAL! Christian freaks out, flails around, ROPEBREAK! No disqualification but the hold won’t count, either! Edge lets off so he can go out and look for something. Fans fire up because here comes a LADDER! We’re building to TLC in reverse! Edge grins as he puts the ladder in the ring and brings it around. Edge sets the ladder in the ropes, then brings Christian around. Edge puts Christian under the ladder, to CATAPULT GUILLOTINE into it!!

Christian flails and flounders, Mother Wayne is worried, and Edge stands the ladder up now. But Christian finds the kendo stick and he CRACKS Edge in the ribs! Christian hits a REVERSE DDT, then goes to the ladder. Christian climbs up, but Edge hurries after him! Edge and Christian throw hands, Edge joins Christian at the top, and fans fire up! Christian throws body shots then SMACKS Edge off the top rung! Christian shifts to SUPER SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! The fans are thunderous while both men are down! Christian crawls to cover, TWO!! Edge survives and fans hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!”

Christian dumps the ladder out, sick of it, and Nick helps move it aside. Christian and Nick then work together, to find a TABLE! The TLC is complete! In fact, that’s TWO tables! Nick helps set one up, then Christian goes for Edge. Nick says the table is set, Christian drags Edge up, and Shayna cheers. But Edge fights the suplex! Fans want fire!? And they say others are sick. Edge HOTSHOTS Christian, but Nick saves Christian from the Spear off the apron! So Edge goes out, kendo stick in hand, to SMACK Christian again! And then Edge finds a chair, to SMACK Christian again! They both go into the ring and Edge SMACKS Christian yet again!

Edge puts the chair down, lines up the shot, IMPALER on the chair!! Both men are down, but Edge doesn’t cover?! Edge puts Christian’s head on the chair, and then finds the other! “This is Awesome!” as Edge takes aim, and Nigel takes offense! But Nick gets in to stop Edge! Fans boo as Nick runs away, and Christian CHAIR LOW BLOWS!! Roll-up, TWO!! Edge is still in this and Christian can’t believe it! Christian has Nick pass him that second table, and that is set up in a corner. Christian then goes to the other corner, aims at Edge from behind, and Edge stands up as Christian runs in, but Edge leaps over!

Christian stops from hitting table, but Edge CHUCKS chair into Christian’s face! And then CHUCKS it again! Christian wobbles, Edge runs up, SPEAR through the table!!! Fans are thunderous again while both men are down in the wreckage!! Nick & Mother Wayne freak out, too! Edge crawls over and covers, but MOTHER WAYNE drags the ref out!! The ref reprimands but there’s nothing else that can be done! Well, maybe not nothing… Edge storms out and glares at Mother Wayne, but Nick BELT SHOTS Edge from behind!! Then he goes up the corner, SUPER WAYNE’S WORLD to the floor!!

Nick gets back up, sore as he is from that, and Nick hauls Edge into the ring. Christian and Edge stand up, stagger into each other, and Christian suddenly chicken wings, turns and KILLSWITCH!! Cover, TWO!!! Edge survives Christian’s best shot and the fans are thunderous! Christian can’t believe it, and he hurries to the outside. Christian and Nick get the steel steps, move them aside, and SURPRISE! Gasoline and a lighter!! The fans are losing their minds because they’re getting what they wanted! Nick says this is fun, and Christian tells Edge to GFY. Nick lights the table! Christian whips but Edge slips free!

Edge SPEARS Christian!! And DECKS Nick!! Mother Wayne panics as Edge adds a little more fuel to the fire, quite literally! Edge is making sure that table is dripping wet with gasoline, then he grabs the lighter! And then Edge gets Nick for a POWERBOMB THROUGH THE BURNING TABLE!! Nick flails and scrambles away for some stop, drop and roll! But Christian has the belt! Christian runs up, into a LOW BLOW!! Deja vu, anyone? And then Edge steals THE KILLSWITCH!!! Cover, EDGE WINS!!!

Winner: Adam “Edge” Copeland, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)

The Patriarchy tried all the tricks in the book, but Edge still wins!! Edge now adds this title to his illustrious list of accolades, but WAIT! KILLSWITCHASAURUS!!! He BLINDSIDE LARIATS EDGE!!! Fans boo as Luchasaurus drags Edge up, choke grips, and JURASSIC CHOKE SLAMS Edge!! And then he gets a chair! Mother Wayne is happy as Luchasaurus sits that chair up, hauls Edge back up, and JURASSIC CHOKE SLAMS Edge on the chair!! Luchasaurus is cashing in his- Wait, Christian stops him!? Christian wants Luchasaurus to hand over ownership of the contract? Fans say “NO! NO! NO!” Christian says yes, because he is Luchasaurus’ “father!”

Christian gets in Luchasaurus’ face, tells him to do it, and Luchasaurus hands the contract over. Christian takes it, signs it, and now cashes in!! Christian gets his instant rematch?!?

AEW TNT Championship Golden Ticket Cash-In: Edge VS Christian Cage w/ Mother & Nick Wayne!

Fans boo this utter farce as Christian takes aim from a corner! Christian SPEARS Edge down!! Christian covers, Christian WINS!!

Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)

Christian tells Luchasaurus to pick up “brother” Nick so that the “family” can leave and celebrate. Why is it the absolute dirt worst father gets everything he wants in life? What happens to Edge now after being so viciously brutalized?

 

AEW Continental Classic Finals: Jon Moxley VS Eddie Kingston!

Speaking of best friends becoming bitter enemies, The Maniac said he’s only ever wanted The Mad King to give his all. And in return, Eddie has said he just wants people to finally respect what he’s done in this sport and for this sport. The Continental Classic was a wild six week series, and it all comes to a head here at Worlds End! Who leaves as the ROH World, NJPW Strong Openweight AND inaugural AEW Continental Champion?

Bryan Danielson joins commentary because if he couldn’t be in it, he isn’t gonna miss seeing this match with his own eye(s). The introductions are made, we finally get a look at the new belt, and we see who gets to wear all three belts out into the New Year!

There’s a bit of trash talking, then the bell rings. Moxley and Eddie circle, feel things out, and New York is on Eddie’s side. The two feel things out, Eddie gives testing kicks but Moxley shrugs them off. Eddie keeps up the kicks and it starts to frustrate Moxley. The two feel things out, go for a grapple, and Moxley facelocks. Eddie gets around to waistlock, they go around, and Moxley drop toeholds. Eddie fights back with a chinlock but Moxley moves around. They clinch, end up in ropes, and the ref counts. Moxley eggs Eddie on but Eddie gives it back. The two separate and reset, but Eddie uses a leg guard to taunt Moxley.

The two stand, circle, and Eddie keeps his dukes up as Moxley tries to throw hands. Fans rally and duel, Eddie uses feints and Bryan points out that is what you underestimate Eddie on. Eddie does it again, kicks low then hits a headlock takeover. Moxley headscissors, Eddie gets free, and Moxley says it was that close. Eddie and Moxley reset, circle again, and knuckle lock. They go shoulder to shoulder for a test of strength and the fans rally. Both men are evenly matched, Moxley shoots around to waistlock, snapmare and KICK Eddie in the back! Eddie gets up in a huff, and the two reset again.

Moxley and Eddie tie up, Eddie snapmares, and he KICKS Moxley in the back! Moxley stands up and eggs Eddie on. Eddie CHOPS! Moxley CHOPS! Repeat! Bryan says you don’t wanna get goaded into Eddie’s game, but oh well. Eddie headlocks, Moxley powers out, and they RAM shoulders! Eddie tells Moxley to try, they RAM shoulders, and fans fire up! Moxley throws forearm after forearm, but Eddie CHOPS! And CHOPS! RIDGEHAND CHOPS, then ENZIGURI! Moxley bails out to cool things off and Bryan likes the smarts of that. But then Eddie builds speed to DIVE! Both men hit barriers hard, especially Eddie!

The ref checks both men, somehow Eddie is okay to continue, and he puts Moxley in. Eddie shakes out the cobwebs, gets in the ring, but Moxley gets under the Uraken to GERMAN SUPLEX! Eddie bails out, clutching his head. Moxley baseball slide dropkicks Eddie out! Moxley hauls Eddie up, PARADIGM SHIFT to the floor! Bryan likes it, and Moxley soaks up the heat. Eddie tells the ref to leave him alone, he’s still in this. The fans rally for Eddie as he shakes out his arms, making sure nothing is numb. Bryan is disappointed in himself for losing to Eddie. Eddie gets back in the ring, and Moxley storms up to KICK!

Moxley KICKS, and KICKS, and Eddie tries to rise up but the neck holds him back! Moxley brings Eddie up to snapmare, run and PENALTY- NO, Eddie blocks that to KICK! And CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP, CHOP, CHOP! But Moxley blocks one and that sends Eddie reeling! Moxley CLAWS the eyes, the ref reprimands, and Eddie goes to ropes. Moxley CHOKES Eddie, lets off at 4, and soaks up the heat. Eddie swings wild but Moxley fires body shots and stomps in return. Moxley knees low, reels Eddie in and PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Eddie is still in this but Bryan coaches Moxley to stay on him.

Moxley gets the legs, turns Eddie over, and he hooks the leg for an STF! The fans rally while Eddie endures. Eddie BITES Moxley’s hand! The ref counts, Eddie lets go and Moxley is upset. But Eddie CHOPS! Moxley nods and eggs Eddie on. Moxley CHOPS! Eddie CHOPS! Both men nod and Moxley CHOPS again! Eddie CHOPS again! The fans fire up and even Bryan admits, “That was some chop.” Moxley drops to a knee and asks for a moment to catch his breath. Moxley CHOPS, Eddie brings down the straps! Eddie CHOPS! Moxley CHOPS! Bryan says to not make this a “pissing contest,” but too late! They CHOP back and forth!

Moxley CHOPS Eddie, flips him off, so Eddie CHOPS again! Moxley CHOPS, Eddie flips Moxley off! And CHOPS!! Moxley staggers away, returns and CHOPS! Eddie grits his teeth, CHOPS, but Moxley CHOPS! The CHOPS just keep going! Loud, blunt, all the same! Moxley runs, DOUBLE LARIATS collide but neither man falls! Moxley runs again, DOUBLE LARIATS collide again, and Moxley goes a third time. Eddie catches him for an EXPLODER! Moxley flounders but stands back up! Moxley storms up, but his bad leg holds him back! URAKEN!! Moxley falls over, but even Eddie is surprised! Eddie hobbles, drops to his knees, and that might’ve just saved Moxley.

Bryan coaches Moxley, “Don’t let this bum beat you!” Moxley goes to a corner, Eddie runs up to clothesline! MACHINE GUN CHOPS!! Fans fire up and then Eddie tops it off with a CHOP! Eddie says Moxley wants his all, here comes more CHOPS! Moxley gets away, Eddie pursues to JAB and MACHINE GUN CHOP! Moxley gets away again but Eddie isn’t letting up! Eddie MACHINE GUN CHOPS even more! And a DDT! The fans are thunderous, but Moxley CUTTERS! Eddie staggers up, to URAKEN!! Moxley rebounds to KING KONG LARIAT!! Moxley hurries to get Eddie up, but Eddie wrenches free to NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!! Cover, TWO!!!

Eddie snarls, clamps on, BULLY CHOKE!! A very Moxley move, how Moxley once beat Eddie even! Moxley moves around so Eddie shifts to use HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Eddie is sending a message to the whole BCC with that, and he goes back to the BULLY CHOKE!! Moxley moves around, alleviates pressure but Eddie still squeezes tight! Moxley fights up, rolls Eddie, then pops free to the BULLY CHOKE!! Eddie rolls, Moxley pushes up to have even more pressure! Eddie kicks around, but Moxley shifts to a REAR NAKED CHOKE, with the body scissors! Fans rally, Eddie fights around, but Moxley stays hooked on!

The ref checks Eddie, the hand drops once. The hand drops twice! Eddie revives on the third time! Eddie rises up, reaches out, Bryan coaches Moxley but Eddie still has the ROPEBREAK! Moxley lets go at 4, Eddie sputters and coughs, and both men stand. Moxley flips off the fans but they boo and flip him off in return. Moxley runs up, into the URAKEN!!! Eddie staggers, covers, TWO?!? Moxley survives the Backfist to the Future trilogy, but Eddie scoops! NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Moxley survives again!! Bryan is relieved but he is also frustrated. The fans rally as hard as they can as both men rise.

Eddie drags Moxley up, reels him in, but Moxley fights the lift! Eddie keeps trying, but then he gives Moxley some Kawada Knees. Moxley CLOBBERS Eddie!! Eddie sputters while he and Moxley are both down. The fans rally as hard as ever, the two crawl to each other and go forehead to forehead. Then they go forearm for forearm! And then headbutt for headbutt! Moxley fires a flurry! But Eddie SLAPS Moxley while he falls back! Moxley stands up, draws a line in the sand and dares Eddie to do something. “This is Awesome!” as Eddie stands. Moxley SLAPS Eddie, so Eddie SLAPS back! Now it’s a palm strike slap fight!!

The fans fire up, Moxley CHOKES Eddie then SLAPS! URAKEN THE FOURTH!!! Cover, EDDIE WINS!!!!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall (INAUGURAL AEW Continental Champion)

New York can’t believe it, Bryan can’t believe it, but we must all accept it! Eddie ain’t no bum, he’s the TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION!! He keeps the ROH World Championship, he keeps the NJPW Strong Openweight Championship, and is the first man to hold the newly minted AEW Continental Championship! Bryan says everyone put their heart and soul into this tournament, so he commends Eddie for making it to the end. The fans chant “You Deserve It!” And best of all, Moxley shows his friend and rival respect with a HUG! The Mad King has three thrones, will he be to hold onto them all in the New Year?

 

AEW World Championship: MJF VS Samoa Joe!

Maxwell Jacob Friedman admitted himself that he never ever expected someone could pull one over on him. The Samoan Submission Machine made a deal with that Devil of AEW and now has MJF right where he wants him. But will that mean Joe ends the historic title reign? Or will MJF only become more dangerous now that he’s cornered?

After Joe makes his entrance, a video plays. “Who’s the greatest wrestler?” “It’s Samoa Joe!” “Nah!” “Are you kidding me?” “Get outta here!” “I’m just messing with you. It’s MJF.” Some say MJF lost the fastball, that he got friendly, that he got weak. HAH! If you believe that, then you ain’t from Long Island. They know who they are, and so does he. They’re the Salt of the Earth, and they ain’t going nowhere. They can be rocked, shocked, but always come back. They don’t change, and neither does MJF. There are wrestlers, and then there’s MJF. He and the one young lady did it in the back of her car for five HOURS, doing things to things she didn’t even know she had. And yeah, he’s better than you.

And if you don’t know, you’re about to find out. Why? Because MJF is THEIR Scumbag! One guy doesn’t wanna play along but gets threatened. Long Island puts on the Burberry for MJF, and the fans even chant “He’s Our Scumbag!” Joe isn’t amused. But here comes the champ, “The King of Long Island!” Fans cheer and chant, “Welcome Home! Welcome Home!” But then MJF points to the ramp and SURPRISE, ADAM COLE BAYBAY!! Joe is furious to see this, but Cole still has his crutches as he makes his way out here. Fans are thunderous to have the brochachos here together! The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who survives Worlds End!

The bell rings and the fans are already telling Joe off. Joe and MJF circle, Joe grinning but MJF strutting. Cole and the fans applaud but Joe doesn’t care. They tie up, and Joe shoves MJF away! MJF goes to a corner, Joe storms up but MJF uses the ropes as a defense. The ref backs Joe off, and MJF sneaks the eye poke! Fans cheer and MJF fires off forearms! MJF stomps away in a corner, then fires up with the fans! MJF goes corner to corner, but Joe URENAGES him down! Fans boo and MJF writhes but Joe soaks up the heat. Joe stomps MJF, JABS him and JABS him and has him in the corner for JAB after JAB!

Joe says Long Island sucks, then stomps MJF down! MJF gets up to pie face Joe but Joe DECKS MJF! Fans tell Joe off more, but Joe just soaks it all up. Joe brings MJF up to snapmare and CHOP him on the back! Then a KICK to the front, followed by a LEG DROP on the bad arm! MJF writhes and flounders while Joe mocks him. Joe looms over MJF, then clamps a claw into the bad shoulder! MJF endures, Cole and the fans rally, and MJF fights up. MJF throws free of the grip, CHOPS and CHOPS, but Joe ducks! MJF CHOPS with the left, but that’s the bad arm! Joe atomic drops high and hard, to then BOOT MJF down!

Joe keeps going, and he SLAMS the bad arm down, to then SENTON onto it! Joe is having fun while MJF writhes again. Joe hauls MJF up, whips him to a corner, and back elbows to then PELE! MJF wobbles, Joe hoists him up top! Joe tucks MJF in and brings MJF out! But MJF fights free! Cole fires up and MJF DUMPS Joe out! Joe gets back up, hurries back in, and he drags MJF back up. MJF cradles! TWO!! Joe is up, MJF ducks ‘n’ dodges him, sunset flips him, TWO! The bad arm held him back, but MJF avoids the Penalty Kick to roll-up! TWO, and MJF SUPERKICKS Joe! Fans fire up with MJF as MJF gets the bad arm moving.

MJF raises his hands, to take the kangaroo stance! Fans fire up for the KANGA- NO! Joe catches MJF to CATAPULT him up and out! MJF tries to skin the cat but the bad arm gives up! Wait, MJF grits his teeth and still grabs the ropes! MJF skins the cat, but Joe SHOTGUNS MJF down!! MJF staggers to his feet, and Joe DIVES out onto him! Direct hit and MJF tumbles to the ramp! Cole coaches MJF but that’s all he can do. Joe storms up on MJF, drags him over and puts him back into the ring. Joe drags MJF up, fireman’s carries, and DEATH VALLEY DRIVERS! Cover, TWO!! MJF is still in this and Joe is annoyed.

Cole pounds the apron and the fans rally with him. MJF flounders to the corner but Joe is on him again. Joe stands MJF up, but MJF CHOPS and CHOPS and swings, into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Joe holds on, changes to a full nelson, and DRAGON SUPLEXES! Joe hauls MJF up again, to STRAITJACKET GERMAN!! Cover, ROPEBREAK! MJF survives by a literal foot! The fans fire up but Joe seethes. Joe stalks MJF as MJF crawls to ropes. MJF goes to the apron, but Joe just smirks. Joe goes out to the apron to haul MJF up by his arm brace! And Joe reels MJF in, but MJF blocks by holding ropes!

Cole coaches MJF and MJF throws hands. Joe HEADBUTTS MJF, then hoists him up. Wait, Joe tucks MJF here?! APRON MUSCLE BUSTER!!! Cole is speechless and the fans are freaking out! MJF also hit ropes, that was a rough landing! Joe drags MJF up by his waistband and arm brace to haul him into the ring. Cover, TWO!?!? MJF survives and the fans are thunderous! Joe is rather surprised himself, but he drags MJF back up. Joe CHOPS MJF but MJF pushes back. So Joe SLAPS MJF! Cole tells MJF to fight with everything he’s got, but Joe hoists him up again. The fans rally for MJF as hard as they can and he powers up!

MJF HEADBUTTS Joe, and HEADBUTTS, but Joe runs up! MJF jumps up and over, DREAM SMASHER ELBOW! Joe leans against ropes and the fans fire up! MJF grabs Joe by the head, to bump him off the buckles! The fans count along, and MJF goes all the way to TEN! MJF then climbs up, and he rains down fists! Fans count along again, and MJF goes all the way to nine, to then BITES Joe’s forehead!! The ref reprimands, MJF lets off, and the fans cheer MJF on. MJF gets the bad arm up again, so that he can hit the kangaroo stance! Fans fire up again, MJF runs in, but Joe BOOTS him down! Joe then goes up, but MJF pokes him in the eyes!

MJF hurries to fireman’s carry Joe?! Even Cole is surprised by this! But MJF’s legs give out and he falls! Joe stands as MJF goes to another corner. Joe runs up, but into an ELBOW! MJF goes up now, to DOUBLE STOMP Joe’s arm! Fans fire up as MJF shoulder tackles Joe to the apron! But Joe choke grips! MJF HOTSHOTS that arm, and reels Joe in, for the HEATSEEKER!! Cover, TWO!! Joe survives and Cole coaches MJF to keep on him. The fans rally up again, MJF stands and storms up. MJF reels Joe back in, slashes his throat, and HEAT- NO, Joe stays up and he carries MJF from the ropes! But MJF uses that to sunset flip and stack, TWO!

MJF wants Joe’s arm! Joe fights the Salt of the Earth armbar but MJF uses Joe’s own finger tape for leverage! The fans rally, but Joe rolls through to turn it around! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! Cole reaches out for MJF, pounds the apron, and the fans still rally for MJF! MJF fights and claws and crawls forward, but Joe pulls on the arm! The ref asks but MJF says no, he’s not giving in! MJF reaches out, reaches out, crawls his way forward, reaches out again, and has the ROPEBREAK!! The fans fire up as Joe lets off in frustration. Joe glares at MJF while Cole coaches MJF on. MJF gets a leg on the ropes but Joe drags MJF up.

But MJF wants Joe’s arm! Joe stays on his feet, powers through, and has the SLEEPER! MJF flails, claws at Joe’s arms, then RAMS Joe into the ref! Fans freak out, Cole is worried, but MJF grins! MJF’s still a sneaky little devil himself, y’know! MJF runs up but Joe BOOTS him! Joe goes up, but Joe UPPERCUT LOW BLOWS!! And then MJF fireman’s carries!! MJF marches with Joe on his back and the fans are thunderous for the F5!!!! Both men are down and Nassau is thunderous! Cole is loving it as MJF now has a chance! MJF crawls to Joe, the ref is stirring, and MJF manages a cover. Cole shouts for the ref to see this! MJF would’ve won by now!!

The ref is up, he counts but so slowly!! TWO!!! Joe survives, partially because of MJF’s savvy coming back to bite him. But MJF says it’s time for pinkie’s out! Cole has the ring- Or, he should…? Oh, there it is! But Joe gets the COQUINA CLUTCH!! MJF runs, pushes off buckles, rolls back to a cover! TWO!!! COQUINA CLUTCH!!! MJF clubs at Joe, claws at what he can, and the fans rally up as hard as they have all night! But MJF is fading out! The ref checks, the arm drops once. Then the arm drops twice! MJF’s arm drops THREE TIMES, JOE WINS!?!?

Winner: Samoa Joe, by submission (NEW AEW World Champion)

Samoa Joe made his deal with The Devil, and now prospers from it! Joe gave up the ROH World Television Championship so he could stay hungry for a greater prize, and here is the fruits of that labor! What will AEW look like now under Samoa Joe’s reign?

As for MJF, Cole checks on him. Cole assures MJF he has nothing to be ashamed off, that was an amazing match at the end of a historic reign. Fans call BS but Cole wants them to understand, MJF did his best. Wait, wait, wait! The Devil’s Minions are here?! Why?! What more does The Devil have to take from MJF? They’re even bringing the ROH World Tag Team Championships here? Insult to injury, perhaps? The Minions rush in, they swarm MJF and hold Cole back! The fans boo as one even has a chair! Cole wants them to let MJF go, and dares them to hit him! MJF says no, he wants them to hit him! Each friend is standing up for the other!

The Minion with the chair aims at Adam, but then the lights go out?! What now?! The Minions are already here! Unless… The Devil Himself?! The lights come back, and- Adam’s sitting in the chair?!? The Minions stand by Adam’s side as he looks up at MJF. And REVEAL!! The Minions have been Roderick Strong, The Kingdom AND Wardlow!! We knew Wardlow wanted revenge on MJF in the worst way possible, and that Roddy & The Kingdom never liked MJF, but… Adam?! MJF’s words about no one ever pulling one over on him, they’re now tenfold! MJF asks how Cole could do this to him, but then STRONG KNEE!!

The Minions, or rather, Roddy, The Kingdom & Wardlow, beat MJF down, while Adam Cole watches…! Wardlow POWERBOMBS MJF!! Cole reveals he’s had The Devil’s Mask all along!! He’s the one who stole it all those months ago, and he used it to destroy MJF! Cole returns the mask to MJF, and he stands with his true friends now. As Tony Schiavone asks on commentary, how long have they been planning this? Is this truly the end of MJF’s world as he knows it?


My Thoughts:

A great PPV here for the first Worlds End, though I won’t say it was at the level of other PPVs this year. Granted, plans probably still weren’t as originally intended because Adam Cole is legit injured, and MJF might himself be dealing with some legit damage. Cole can’t take the title off MJF in 2023, so it is great that Joe did. Joe will get to have title feuds with whoever they want in 2024 while we get MJF probably against Wardlow while we still wait on Cole’s rehab. The way they did the reveal was very well done, though. Cole was so genuine the whole time, until the moment the flip switched.

And for anyone complaining that it’s Roddy, Kingdom & Wardlow, you need to understand it’s to make the point that Cole’s “real friends” have and always still be Roddy & The Kingdom, and Wardlow is willing to work with these guys because they all get to ruin MJF’s life. I’d love for this coming Dynamite, the aftermath episode that is also the first of 2024, to give us the clues, the hints, because I feel like they could really surprise some of us with how deep this went.

Meanwhile, a bit of a shame that we didn’t get Keith Lee VS Swerve Strickland because of more actual injuries. Get well soon, Keith, you deserve better. As for Swerve, maybe he has a point saying not to waste his time. Dustin got to have a great showing, but did he need to have a great showing? Why not just keep it to the No Contest so Swerve’s point of belonging in the world title scene is proven? Andrade VS Miro was also really good stuff, and it also went how I expected with CJ Perry turning to reunite with Miro. But in a way, Andrade also deserves better. Why hasn’t he been with LFI since their return? LFI with Andrade could be running Collision.

Really good Zero Hour matches, as usual. Willow and Kris had a great match, I like that there’s this story building with them and Stokely, we could get some good stuff out of this. Hook VS Yuta was a lot of fun, and of course Hook retains. Here’s hoping for the flipside soon, with Hook showing Yuta he can totally Pure Rules better than Yuta, but it also needs to be something where all the ropebreaks are used up and we get past 15 minutes in that 20 (or is it longer for title matches?) minute time limit. And then Hook should be showing up in ROH all the time taking on all sorts of challengers, maybe people will watch ROH for Hook.

The 20 Man Battle Royal was a lot of fun, another bright spot in anything AEW does. It was great to see Killswitch Luchasaurus win that, but to cut to the TNT title No DQ match, I wish Luchasaurus would just man-dino up and tell Christian to buzz off. The No DQ match itself was really good, even with Nick and Shayna Wayne helping out as expected, and Edge winning against those odds was the right move. But again, Killswitchasaurus should’ve decked Christian, cashed in for himself, and won the title off Edge to shift the rivalry from Edge and Christian to Luchasaurus and Christian. Or even just take a cue from WWE and do a Rollins Heist of the Century, Triple Threat and Luchasaurus beats both legends to establish himself. But hey, Nick sorta didn’t take a burning table bomb, so there’s that.

Really good Continental Classic All Star 8 Man, but I wouldn’t have done it by Faces VS Heels, I would’ve done it Gold League VS Blue League to prove which league had the better roster. Still good for Garcia to win it for his team, and then Brody going after Menard, I’m not sure how an X-JAS VS House of Black feud would work but maybe that was really more to motivate Garcia being FTR’s third man to face the full House of Black. The other 8 Man Tag was also really good stuff, and it was great for Sammy to get the win in it for his team, but without touching too much on it, Jericho’s got a lot of real-life heat on him, the fans sure shared their opinions, and it just kinda ruined the moment for everyone. Feels like Le Sex Gods are NOT winning the tag titles at this point.

Great title matches in the Women’s Division. Storm VS Riho was really good, but not as long as I expected. I would’ve thought Riho being the OG would’ve really pushed Storm there, but guess not. Also, I almost through Mariah was gonna turn on Storm here, given she had a bucket in her hand she could’ve cracked Storm with, but nope. Storm is doing amazing work, though, so she deserved to retain tonight. Julia VS Abadon was really good, too, but I should’ve figured Skye would help Julia cheat this win. Feels like there should be something in it for Skye, though, like Julia helping Skye get the top title in return.

And just an awesome match from Moxley VS Eddie, perhaps actual best match of the night. Bryan was great on commentary, too, definitely a possibility for him after he retires. And perfect choice in Eddie winning, that was the real New York Cinderella story for tonight. That Continental Championship looks great, though all the AEW belts look great, and I can’t wait for Eddie to show us how a workhorse champion really does it. Eddie on Collision, Eddie on ROH, Eddie on NJPW Strong, defending each title on each brand, he was already a great reason to watch, he’s gonna be an even greater reason to watch in 2024.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (5/22/24)

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It’s a risky gamble before Double or Nothing!

Double or Nothing is on Sunday, so Dynamite sets the table! Will AEW World Champion Swerve Strickland use Nick Wayne to send a message to Christian Cage?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Will Ospreay & Orange Cassidy VS Trent Beretta & Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom; Trent & Roddy win.
  • FTW Championship #1 Contender’s Triple Threat: Hook VS Katsuyori Shibata VS Bryan Keith; Hook AND Shibata win and will both challenge Chris Jericho for the title at Double or Nothing.
  • Konosuke Takeshita w/ Don Callis VS Matt Sydal; Takeshita wins.
  • Swerve Strickland VS Nick Wayne; Swerve wins.
  • Malakai Black VS Kyle O’Reilly; Malakai wins.
  • Toni Storm & Mariah May w/ Luther VS The Outcasts w/ Zak Knight; Storm & Mariah win.
  • Bryan Danielson VS Satnam Singh w/ Team Triple J; Bryan wins, by disqualification.

PLAY BY PLAY

Will Ospreay & Orange Cassidy VS Trent Beretta & Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom!

Don Callis is on commentary as “both his guys” are teaming up as an unlikely duo against another unlikely duo! Will the Aerial Assassin get help from the former International Champion in gaining momentum for his match with the current International Champion? Or will it be #JustTrent and the Savior of the Backbreaker standing tall tonight?

The teams sort out and Ospreay starts against Roddy, but then Cassidy and Trent rush each other on the outside! Ospreay sees that and is distracted, so Roddy CLUBS Ospreay! The fans fire up as there is brawling in and out of the ring! Roddy ROCKS Ospreay, CLUBS him, then whips. Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl RANA! Then Ospreay PLANCHAS Trent! Cassidy goes up to CROSSBODY Roddy! Cassidy then DIVES onto Trent and they hit the desk! PIP PIP CHEERIO for Roddy! Cover, TWO! Ospreay keeps on Roddy but Roddy fights the underhooks! Bennett gets on the apron, Taven throws in a belt, but Ospreay kicks that belt back out.

The ref reprimands The Kingdom but Roddy clinches to an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Roddy tags in Trent and Trent storms up on Ospreay. Trent drags Ospreay up, CHOPS him, then stalks him to a corner. Trent stomps Ospreay, brings him up to ROCK him, but Ospreay ROCKS Trent back! Ospreay fires more forearms, then runs, but Trent CLOBBERS him! Trent tags Roddy, Roddy pushes Ospreay down and rains down fists! Roddy stomps Ospreay, drags him up, but the fans rally up. Roddy stomps Ospreay, fires body shots and a CHOP, then keeps on him with a clinch, Ospreay ROCKS Roddy in return!

Ospreay fires more shots but Roddy DROPKICKS! Cover, ONE!! Roddy clamps onto Ospreay with a chinlock and he grinds Ospreay down. Ospreay endures, the fans rally, and Ospreay fights up. Ospreay throws body shots then ROCKS Roddy! Roddy knees low, fireman’s carries, but Ospreay slips free to shove and back drop! The fans fire up while Roddy flounders around! Both men crawl, hot tag to Cassidy! Cassidy goes up, Roddy gets under the jump, but Cassidy just BLASTS Trent! Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirl, but Roddy stops the DD! Roddy sends Cassidy to the corner, but Cassidy goes up and out!

Roddy runs in but Cassidy bumps him off buckles! Then he goes side to side to bump Roddy off more buckles! And then back the other way! The fans fire up, Cassidy climbs, but Trent YANKS Cassidy down! Cassidy is stuck up top, Roddy goes up after him! GUTBUSTER on the top buckle! Then Trent drags Cassidy from the corner! The fans boo as Trent hauls Cassidy up, but Ospreay makes the save! Ospreay sends Trent into barriers! Roddy WRECKS Ospreay with a dropkick! Then he gives Cassidy an APRON BACK SUPLEX, and Trent SPEARS Cassidy down! The fans boo as Trent & Roddy stand tall, but Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Trent flexes, Roddy drags Cassidy up, and Roddy ROCKS Cassidy. Roddy puts Cassidy in, stomps up and stomps on him in a corner, then brings him over to bump off buckles. Tag to Trent, but Cassidy fires off forearms! Trent knees low, Cassidy sits down, and Trent stomps him at the ropes. The ref counts, Trent lets off at 4, and The Kingdom taunts Cassidy. Trent gets Cassidy’s legs to ROPE GUILLOTINE! Cassidy sputters and falls out of the ring, The Kingdom taunting him. Trent distracts the ref and The Kingdom stomps away on Cassidy! Roddy then drags Cassidy up to put him in the ring. Trent covers, TWO!

Trent is annoyed but he drags Cassidy up to tag in Roddy. They mug Cassidy, Roddy CHOPS Cassidy, then Roddy clamps on with a chinlock. Cassidy fights up but Roddy CHOPS him again! Cassidy grits his teeth, stands up, but Roddy CHOPS him down! Roddy soaks up the heat, then drags Cassidy up to pull on his arms. Cassidy endures the motorcycle stretch, fights up, and he works to put his hands in pockets! Roddy turns him around to CHOP! Dynamite returns to single picture, Cassidy puts his hands up, and then in his pockets! Roddy swings, misses, but he reels Cassidy in. Cassidy rebounds to SHOTGUN!

Cassidy works his way over, kips up, and hot tags to Trent and Ospreay! Ospreay rallies on Trent with haymakers! Ospreay whips, Trent reveres but Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges to FLYING FOREARM! Roddy runs back in to knee low! Roddy & Trent double whip, but Ospreay handsprings to DOUBLE PELE! The fans fire up, Ospreay covers Trent, TWO! The fans fire up and Ospreay has Trent in a corner. Ospreay runs in but Trent dodges! TORNADO- NO, Ospreay stops the DDT to suplex. Trent slips free, to HALF ‘N’ HALF! Trent tags Roddy, Roddy runs in to KNEE Ospreay! Then back suplex, but Ospreay sunset flips it! TWO!!

Roddy runs up but into a CHOP! Ospreay runs, into a kitchen sink knee! Roddy goes side to side to forearm again and again and again! Then the atomic SLAM! Cover, TWO! Ospreay is still in this and Roddy is frustrated. The fans rally, Roddy drags Ospreay up, and Roddy reels Ospreay in to suplex. Ospreay slips free, ducks Roddy’s knee, and tucks him in! CHEEKY NANDOS! Tag to Cassidy, and Ospreay Electric Chairs Roddy for the POWERBOMB! Then Ospreay goes up, gives Cassidy a thumbs up, and then hits the LEAP OF FAITH! Cassidy’s turn, he LAZY ELBOWS! Cover, TWO!! Roddy is still in this but Cassidy throws off his elbow pad!

Cassidy aims in a corner, but Trent grabs his foot! Cassidy kicks Trent away, Roddy runs up, but Cassidy BOOTS him! Cassidy goes up, but Roddy GAMANGIRIS! Roddy then goes up after Cassidy, but Cassidy fights the suplex! The fans rally, Ospreay joins in and he knocks Roddy down! Trent gets up to get Ospreay, SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! But Ospreay lands on his feet! The fans are thunderous, and Ospreay BOOTS Trent into the DEEP IMPACT! Roddy CHOPS Ospreay, ROCKS Cassidy, then KNEES Ospreay. Roddy runs, into the TIGER WALL KICK and ENZIGIRI! Tilt-o-whirl DDT from Cassidy!

Cassidy covers, and Ospreay keeps Trent back, but Trent powers through to break it up! All four men are down and the fans fire up again! Trent rises first, “This is Awesome!” as he rips at a buckle pad. The ref says stop it, and then Cassidy mule kicks Trent! SICK KICK from Roddy! The Kingdom distracts the ref, Callis hops off commentary to anchor Cassidy! Roddy can’t suplex him like that! Roddy gets mad at Callis, Callis hurries away, END OF- STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! OSCUTTER!! But as the ref checks Roddy, The Kingdom run in! Ospreay dumps them both out! And then builds speed to FLY! Down go Taven & Bennett!

The fans are thunderous but WARDLOW CLOBBERS OSPREAY! The fans boo as the War Machine comes outta nowhere! ORANGE P- NO, Roddy ducks and Trent’s BUSAIKU KNEE hits! END OF HEARTACHE!! Cover, Roddy & Trent win!

Winners: Trent Beretta & Roderick Strong, by pinfall

The Kingdom’s numbers are just too much, and now they’re beating down Cassidy & Ospreay! Callis is furious, but then where’s his family!? Trent DECKS Cassidy, Roddy grabs the International title belt! BELT SHOT to Ospreay! Trent won’t let Callis get close, either! SNAKE BITE on Cassidy! Ospreay is busted open! Roddy tells Ospreay he will never have this title! Then Roddy drags Ospreay up, reels him in, and hits END OF HEARTACHE!! Ospreay flounders and writhes, and Roddy paints himself with Ospreay’s blood. Is nothing going to stop The Undisputed Kingdom from conquering AEW?

 

The Young Bucks speak.

Matthew & Nicholas Jackson want their own Elite security to get a good look at who they’re looking for. Nick then says, “Hey, Darby Allin, ya p*ick! You attacked The Elite unprovoked last week, so guess what? You’re barred this week.” Matt adds that in the interest of having the safest locker room in the business, sorry, no Darby allowed tonight. Matt tells the security to be very careful, Darby is resilient. He broke his foot, practically got Final Destination’d by a bus, and he’s still standing, and out for blood! Do NOT let this man in the building! What’re they doing still standing here? Get to your positions! And tuck your shirts in!

In walks Sonjay Dutt and he wants to commend these two for the great job they’ve been doing, and for knowing how to take care of problems. Darby won’t be an issue tonight. Last Saturday, they took care of two more problems in FTR thanks to The Righteous & Lance Archer. And tonight, it all comes to a head. Sonjay’s Indian Giant destroys the American Dragon. Matt says if Satnam beats Bryan, cool. But if he hurts Bryan, great. Alright, so long as the money’s in the envelope with a few rupees, because tonight, Satnam breaks Bryan like a pencil! HAHAHAHAHA! Sonjay heads out, Matt tells everyone to keep the energy up, next segment! Can he get some water? Thanks.

 

Bullet Club Gold is here!

Bakersfield, California fires up as The Bang Bang Gang brings their gold to the ring in a little black wagon. Granted, they don’t need all nine belts, just the one set that represents the Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Championships. Though, they do like to mix and match as they hold one each. Jay White gets the mic and hushes the crowd before saying, “Well, well, well, look at you! The greatest three man team in the game is here!” Fully Cocked Colten Gunn! Switchblade Jay White! And… Austin! THE Unified Trios Champions, the Bang Bang Gang! And White knows what they want. Guns up for the Bakersfield Gold Members~!

But y’know, on that note, White thinks there might be one very special little gold member out there walking around feeling confused, asking himself how he ended up in the situation he’s in. How he ended up burning int he spotlight at the feet of the Bang Bang Gang! That one little gold member is… Pac? Puck? Pock? Pack, but without K. Oh. Okay, okay, Pack. Let White tell him how you ended up here! You made three big mistakes! One: when the Bang Bang Gang is walking down the halls, you run, scatter, turn the other way. What’d Pac do? Looked at them with… that face.

Mistake two: When Bang Bang Gang handled Bang Bang Gang business in this ring with “Azucar” Rocky Romero, one little Bastard decided to stick his ugly bastard nose where it doesn’t belong. Mistake three and biggest of all, Pack, is questioning them. He asked, begged, pleaded for them to make him care, so they gave him what he asked for. But see as the- WAIT! Pac is on the tron! And he tells the Bang Bang Toy Guns that this is what he’s talking about! They warmed him up a bit. And he can’t even be made at them. Like they said, he provoked them first. But gentlemen, three on one? That’s not exactly fair now, is it?

So allow Pac to introduce them to his amigos. His hermanos! His LUCHA BROTHERS! The fans fire up as Penta El Zero Miedo, Rey Fenix y The Bastard, Pac, all stand as one! Death Triangle is reunited! White & The Gunns get ready, but Pac TACKLES White while the Lucha Bros DOUBLE SUPERKICK the Ass Boys! Pac throws adown fists, the others brawl, and the fans fire up! Pac ROCKS Colten, ROCKS Austin, but White knees low! White puts Pac in a corner but Pac dodges to stomp away! Death Triangle stomps away on the whole Bang Bang Gang! They then SUPERKICK everyone out! The fans are fired up but the Bang Bang Gang is in retreat!

Pac gets a mic to tell the boys, “You think you’re hard? Well this Sunday, Double or Nothing, AEW Unified Trios Championships! You think you’re hard? I guess we’ll find out.” Death Triangle wants gold again, will they take it from the Switchblade and his boys?

 

Chris Jericho is here!

The Learning Tree makes his way out, “Big Bill” Morrissey right behind him, because Jericho is joining commentary for what’s up next.

FTW Championship #1 Contender’s Triple Threat: Hook VS Katsuyori Shibata VS Bryan Keith!

While the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil wants payback on The Learning Tree, so does The Wrestler! They and The Bounty Hunter fought and won last Saturday on Collision, and now they all fight for a chance to go Double or Nothing with Jericho! Will wins big to then go after Jericho “For The World?”

The bell rings and Keith BOOTS Hook right down! Keith runs up on Shibata, Shibata dodges to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP int he corner! Hook storms up to fire hands on Keith! Shibata pushes Hook aside to CHOP, CHOP and CHOP! Hook pushes Shibata, the rivals stare down, but Keith RAMS Hook into Shibata! Keith then fires forearms on Hook. Keith runs, but into a SAYANAGI! Hook shoots around, REDRUM, but Shibata gets Hook in a SLEEPER! Keith DOUBLE JAWBREAKERS free! All three men stagger to their feet, and Hook clinches Shibata for an EXPLODER! Shibata comes back to BELLY2BELLY Hook!

Keith gives Shibata an EXPLODER! Hook gives Keith an EXPLODER! Shibata hits an STO on Hook! All three men are down again and the fans fire up! Keith, Hook and Shibata slowly sit up as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Shibata runs up on Keith, throws him down, and has a HEEL HOOK! Shibata endures, crawls back, and has the ROPEBREAK! Shibata doesn’t have to but he does let off given the hold won’t count for anything now. Shibata drags Keith back, steps through, and FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCKS! Keith fights it, but Shibata clamps it on tight! But then Hook throws down forearms on Shibata! Shibata lets Keith go, crawls to a corner, and Hook drags Shibata up. Hook throws knees into Shibata, then brings him out of the corner to TOSS him out of the ring! Hook then goes for Keith, but Keith wrenches to a HOOK KICK!

Hook falls, Keith goes to a corner, and Keith huffs and puffs. Keith drops a knee on Hook’s head, covers, TWO! Keith huffs ‘n’ puffs more, and he CLUBS Hook to ropes. Keith CHOPS, then follows Hook around the way. Keith CHOPS again, then clinches, but Hook fights the exploder! Hook slips around but now Keith fights the exploder! Keith fires down elbows, but Hook still lifts! Keith fires down more elbows, but Hook tries again! EXPLODER! Both men are down, the fans fire up, and Hook rises. Hook stalks Keith, but Keith avoids the crossface forearms! Hook turns around, Keith KNEES him down!

Keith drags Hook up, underhooks, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Keith hits the TIGER DRIVER! Cover, Shibata breaks it! The fans rally, Shibata kicks and bumps Keith off buckles. Shibata BOOTS Hook in a corner, then runs to BOOT Keith! Shibata rains down forearms on Keith, then runs to BOOT Hook! Shibata HYDRAULIC DROPKICKS Keith! Shibata drags Keith up for a HALF HATCH! Cover, Hook breaks it! Hook knees low, clinches, T BONE SUPLEX! Shibata goes to a corner, Hook grabs Keith. Hook clamps on the REDRUM! But Keith RAMS Hook into a corner! Hook goes up and he goes for a HANGING REDRUM!

Keith RIDING HEADBUTTS! The fans fire up with Keith and he goes up, reels Hook in, DIAMOND DUST! PENALTY KICK from Shibata! Shibata gets Keith up, fireman’s carries, and USHIGOROSHI! Shibata stares Jericho down before putting on the FIGURE FOUR, with HEEL HOOK!! Keith endures, Hook gets in! REDRUM on Keith!!! Keith endures double submissions, he TAPS!! Then who wins?!? The ref has the two men let off of Keith, and declares they BOTH win?!

Winners: Hook & Katsuyori Shibata, by submission (both challenge Chris Jericho for the title)

The fans don’t want a draw, they want Hook and Shibata to fight it out! But Jericho gets on the mic and says yeah, he agrees! Hi, Bakersfield! He just wants to get camera time, right? But Rick Knox, what an interesting call. Two winners, two contenders, makes his job a little harder at Double or Nothing. But such is life, huh? Just gotta say, Hook and Shibata, he’s proud of you both for everything they’ve picked up from The Learning Tree and the Jericho Vortex. But he’s gotta warn you, as the longest reigning For The World Champion in history at over 33 days, he’s just getting started.

So even though it’ll be the first-ever Triple Threat “For The World” Rules match, he’ll walk out of Vegas the winner. Thanks, everybody! But he’s not losing to anyone ever, okay? Thanks, guys! Tony Khan texts Tony Schiavone, and it is official! The first ever FTW Triple Threat, will going Double or Nothing only guarantee Jericho loses?

 

Konosuke Takeshita w/ Don Callis VS Matt Sydal!

The Alpha wants to be IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, but he’s only getting a Title Eliminator match at Double or Nothing. Will the Zen Assassin simply be used as a warm-up and a warning for Jon Moxley?

The bell rings, Takeshita knees Sydal low then CLUBS him down! Takeshita brings Sydal up to CLAW Sydal’s face, then lets off as the ref reprimands. Takeshita drags Sydal up, and throat chops him! The ref reprimands, the fans boo, but Takeshita deadlift suplexes Sydal for a BRAINBUSTER! Takeshita stands up, snarls, and he  stomps Sydal around. Takeshita gives taunting kicks as Sydal sits up, and then Takeshita stands him up. BLUE- RANA! Sydal dropkicks the legs out, then BASEMENT DDTS! Sydal hurries to the apron, then the corner! Sydal goes up, leaps over Takeshita, then keeps going, but into the BLUE THUNDER BOMB!

Takeshita and Callis agree, time to break Sydal! Takeshita stands Sydal up, winds up, ALPHA FOREARM! Cover, Takeshita wins!

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall

Takeshita made quick work out of Matt Sydal, but then offers a handshake, The Code of Honor if you will. Sydal accepts it, but then Takeshita ripcord deadlifts Sydal into a HIGH ANGLE GERMAN!! No honor, no respect, and the fans boo! But Callis loves it! Takeshita stomps away on Sydal, but then here comes Moxley! The Maniac was gonna be here either way, and Takeshita wants to know where he’s coming from! Moxley slips in from the crowd, has a mic, and he steps up to Takeshita. Then he DECKS Takeshita with the mic! The fans cheer Moxley on as he paces around. Moxley kneels and tells Takeshita he’ll see him at Double or Nothing.

Takeshita sent a message with his win over Sydal, Moxley just sent his response! Will this Title Eliminator turn into a slobberknocker?

 

The Young Bucks speak, again.

Nick tells Darby Allin, “you stupid idiot,” that they know he’s watching from somewhere in Bakersfield. They saw him on the travel list, but again, he is banned from the arena! The tech staff is given wanted posters of Darby just so they know, and Matt says it’s time to actually run this show. But sitting at gorilla, right in their spot, is Swerve Strickland! The Realest asks, “What up, turds?” Oh, sorry, is this one of their seats? Matt says it’s fine, he’s the champ, he can make himself at home. Good to see him, by the way. Also, has he seen Darby? He’s banned from the building. Swerve takes a copy of the poster, crumples it up, throws it away, and says no, he has not.

Anyway, hit his music, his match is up next. Matt says yes, of course. Someone do it! Is it this idiot’s job over here? Press the buttons! The music gets going, and Bakersfield is now “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” But will Nick Wayne simply be Christian Cage’s sacrificial pawn in this game he’s playing?

Swerve Strickland VS Nick Wayne!

The bell rings and Nick throws his shirt at Swerve. Swerve takes that shirt, rubs his junk on it, then throws it back. The two step up, the fans rally for Swerve, and then Nick bails out. Swerve is annoyed, storms out after Nick, but Nick slides back in. Swerve sighs, slides back in, but Nick slides back out. Nick plays cat ‘n’ mouse with Swerve as he again slides in just as Swerve slides out. Swerve feints the slide, and now he has Nick! The fans fire up as Swerve fires off body shots! Swerve whips Nick right into barriers! Nick sputters, Swerve says if Nick wants a father, Swerve will be that father. Swerve takes off his regular belt to SPANK Nick with it!

Swerve gives Nick a good lashing, Nick hobbles away, and the ref reprimands. But the fans want that “ONE MORE TIME!” So Swerve winds up and LASHES Nick’s butt! Nick falls over, Swerve puts his belt back on, and the fans chant, “Thank You, Swerve!” Swerve leaves Nick behind to uncover a crossbar! Swerve brings Nick over but Nick fights back! Nick body shots, but then Swerve back drops Nick into the ring! Swerve then steps in to dropkick Nick down! The fans cheer and Swerve pushes Nick around. Nick goes to a corner, Swerve runs up but Nick puts Swerve on the apron! Nick blocks a shot, and bumps Swerve off the exposed crossbar!

Swerve staggers, Nick triangle jump DROPKICKS him down! Swerve staggers away again, and Nick goes to the apron. PENALTY KICK! Then ASAI MOONSAULT, but Swerve catches Nick! But Nick swings to DDT Swerve on the floor! Both men writhe, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Nick drags Swerve up and RAMS him into barriers! Swerve falls in a heap, Nick soaks up the heat, and then Nick stalks Swerve into the ring. Nick clamps onto Swerve, then KNEES him in the back! Swerve staggers up, Nick kick shim down! Nick puts Swerve on ropes to CHOKE him! The ref counts, Nick lets off at 4 and soaks up more heat. Nick then stalks Swerve, snapmares him, and scrapes his soles off Swerve’s face! Nick swaggers as he soaks up heat, but Swerve gets up to fireman’s carry! Nick flails to get free, and he CLAWS Swerve’s face! Swerve goes to a corner, Nick is on him with a snapmare and KICK!

Swerve grits his teeth, Nick eggs him on, and Swerve stands. Swerve snapmares and KICKS Nick! Swerve frowns as Nick stands back up, and the two get forehead to forehead. Nick CLAWS Swerve’s face again! The ref reprimands, Nick lets off, and he kicks Swerve. Swerve hits back, but Nick mule kicks! Swerve goes to a corner, Nick CLAWS at his face again! The ref counts, Nick lets off at 4, and Nick soaks up more heat. Nick taunts Swerve, avoids the kick, then taunts Swerve more. Swerve swings blind as Nick taunts him, JABS him, and repeat. Swerve runs up, misses again and Nick JABS! Nick still taunts Swerve, but Swerve ROCKS him!

Dynamite returns to single picture as Swerve CHOPS Nick, then UPPERCUTS in the corner! Swerve snapmare, gator rolls, and deadlift suplexes, but Nick knees free! Nick then TOSSES Swerve out, goes up and out to the apron, then ASAI- NO, Swerve anchors him on the corner! APRON BACK SUPLEX! Nick falls to the floor and the fans fire up! The ring count starts, Swerve slides in at 4 of 10, and then goes back out to the apron. Swerve aims as Nick sits up, and the fans fire up for the KILL STOMPS to the floor!! The fans are thunderous as Swerve drags Nick up and puts him in the ring. Swerve says this is what Nick wanted!

Swerve goes up the corner, Nick eggs Swerve on! KILL- BOOTS from below! Nick somersault clutches, TWO! Swerve gets out, runs in, but into buckles! Roll up, feet on ropes! TWO!! Nick SUPERKICKS! Then somersault and CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!! Nick is beside himself and Swerve scowls as he sits up. The fans fire up for Swerve but Nick says he’s gonna take Swerve’s House! HOUSE- NO, Swerve blocks the call! Swerve slips around to get a BACKBREAKER, then a power lift into a POWERSLAM! The fans are thunderous again and Swerve drags Nick up. Swerve says, “I am sorry.” But then HOUSE CALL!! Cover, Swerve wins!

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall

The Realest apologized for his past with Nick Wayne, but that didn’t mean he was gonna show mercy. But then LUCHASAURUS ATTACKS! The monster now called Killswitch takes Swerve out and of course The Patriarch & Mother Shayna are here. Luchasaurus CHOKES Swerve while Christian checks on his favorite son. But Swerve LOW BLOWS the dinosaur and DUMPS him out! Christian doesn’t know until he turns around! Christian wants Swerve to hold on, but then he runs away! Swerve pursues, HOUSE CALL drive-by for Luchasaurus! Swerve chase Christian right up the ramp and backstage!

Cameras follow as we go through gorilla, then to the hallways! Christian tries to block the path as he hurries for the parking lot! Christian finds the rental, throws the valet out, and then drives off, leaving his “family” behind! But then someone pulls up in front of him! It’s PRINCE NANA! Nana was waiting in the parking lot for this! Swerve grabs at Christian, they brawl through the car window, and Swerve drags Christian out! Then he throws Christian into the production truck trailer! And then back into the rental! Swerve beats down on Christian but Christian gets loose. Christian is going up the rental? Swerve pursues, Christian kicks at him!

Both men get on the roof of the car and the brawl continues! Swerve kicks low, DDT onto the roof! Christian sputters, flounders to the hood, and Nana has a chair! Nana hands it to Swerve and Swerve takes aim! But Christian moves before the Car-Chair-To! Christian runs away, but he better be heading to Las Vegas. Will Double or Nothing be the end of The Patriarchy?

 

PROGRAMMING REMINDER for Rampage!

This Friday before Double or Nothing, Rampage will be at a special start time of 6:30 PM Eastern! Make sure your DVR is ready for this special edition!

 

Malakai Black VS Kyle O’Reilly!

Speaking of Double or Nothing, before the Dark Father brings out the darkness inside Adam “Edge” Copeland, he must settle things with #CombatKyle. Will Malakai simply use Kyle to sharpen his edge before he becomes the Face of TNT? Or will this not be The End of Kyle O’Reilly?

The bell rings and the two stare down. The fans rally up, the two slowly approach, then feel things out. They test the waters with kicks and jabs. They go around, Kyle keeps looking for an opening but Malakai clinches him. They go to ropes, Malakai turns things around on Kyle, but he lets off cleanly. The fans cheer, the two reset, and they feel things out again. Each man still tests the waters, and Kyle shoots in for a leg. Malakai fights it, Kyle goes for an arm but Malakai arm-drags free. They start throwing kicks but also guarding! Kyle BOOTS, Malakai BOOTS, and both men ELBOW JAB! Both men KNEE low! Both men back down and the fans fire up!

Malakai snarls, he headlocks Kyle, but Kyle powers out. Malakai runs him over, covers, ONE! Kyle goes for legs, Malakai blocks and throws more knees. Malakai shoves Kyle then sweeps the legs. Malakai runs and springboards, but Kyle kicks Malakai’s legs out! The fans fire up as Kyle storms up on Malakai. Kyle KICKS, SLAPS, and KNEES, but Malakai sweeps the legs again! The fans fire up, Malakai drags Kyle up, and KICKS him now! Kyle hobbles, goes to kick but Malakai blocks and KICKS back! Kyle fires a forearm, Malakai grabs the leg to then JUMP KNEE! Kyle tumbles out of the ring and the fans fire up! Malakai paces while Kyle is dazed, but Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Kyle sits up, shakes out the stars, but Malakai goes out to KICK! Kyle staggers away, Malakai KICKS him against barriers. Kyle KICKS back, KICKS again, but Malakai puts the leg on barriers! Malakai KICKS the leg and Kyle falls back! Malakai drags Kyle up, KICKS him against the apron, then KICKS him again. Malakai puts Kyle against barriers and KICKS! Kyle slumps down and Malakai paces. Malakai drags Kyle up but Kyle fires forearms and KICKS in return! Malakai BOOTS Kyle away! Kyle checks his chin, Malakai puts him in the ring. Malakai storms up but Kyle KICKS! Malakai KNEES low! Then Malakai grabs a leg to DRAGON SCREW! Cover, TWO!

Kyle grits his teeth as he toughs it out, but Malakai stomps him down. Malakai looms over Kyle, Kyle kicks at him from below. Malakai grabs the leg, and has a KNEE LOCK! Kyle endures as Malakai pulls on the leg! Kyle reaches out, fights with his free leg, and Malakai lets go. Kyle stands, hobbles, but Malakai blocks his kick! DRAGON- NO, Kyle sits down on the leg whip to have an ARMBAR! Malakai clasps hands, fights around, but Kyle pulls on the grip! Dynamite returns to single picture, Malakai hooks Kyle for a waistlock, but Kyle fights up. Kyle pries at the hold, wrenches out with a double wristlock, but Malakai KICKS the bad leg!

Kyle staggers back, yoyos int he ropes, but Malakai blocks the lariat and ELBOWS Kyle! Malakai reels Kyle in to suplex, Kyle knees free then fires more knees! Kyle fires off a strike fest, then WRINGS Malakai’s arm out! Malakai staggers away but the fans fire up! Kyle runs in to FOREARM SMASH! Kyle wrenches for an ELBOW BREAKER! But Malakai ROCKS Kyle! Kyle blocks a kick to KNEE and SNAP GERMAN! AX and SMASH! Cover, TWO! The fans fire up while Kyle grits his teeth in frustration. “This is Awesome!” as Kyle rises up. Kyle storms over to Malakai to KICK the bad arm! And KICK! And KICK! And KICK!

Kyle snarls as Malakai stands, so the KICKS keep coming! Malakai ROCKS Kyle, Kyle ROCKS Malakai! The forearms go back and forth, then Kyle KNEES low! Malakai fires a body shot, Kyle fires a one-two! Malakai gives that one-two back, so Kyle kick-kicks! Malakai fires off a flurry of his own, but Kyle fires forearms !Malakai blocks a kick, Kyle slips free, double leg takedown! GROUND ‘N’ POUND, then ARMBAR! Malakai fights it with a strong S grip, but Kyle gets the leg! ANKLE LOCK! Malakai endures and scrambles around while the fans fire up! Malakai reaches out, fights up, and Kyle shifts his grip.

Malakai ELBOWS Kyle, KNEES him, then suplexes, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Kyle survives and Malakai is beside himself! Malakai storms over to Kyle, gets a leg, but Kyle steps over to KNEE! AX and- ELBOW from Malakai! Kyle stays up, DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSES hit! Both men wobble, Kyle ROLLING ELBOWS! Malakai feints then THE END!! Cover, Malakai wins!

Winner: Malakai Black, by pinfall

Kyle got caught by that change in flow, and he just faded to Black! But wait! The lights all turn red! Malakai looks around in confusion, but this can only mean one thing. BLOOD FROM ABOVE?! It’s like something outta Carrie! Malakai is not just drenched, he’s fumbling around from how slick the canvas is! And then, on the tron, walking down the steps… is EDGE! “Malakai. Malakai~! Up here. Be careful what you wish for.” Edge grins and he has fangs! “See you soon.” Is Malakai going to regret bringing out that side of The Rated R Superstar?

 

Toni Storm & Mariah May w/ Luther VS The Outcasts w/ Zak Knight!

The Leading Lady and her understudy have had just about enough of Saraya & Harley trying to troll there way to the spotlight, and now look to finally end this farce! But given she’s still parading around in Serena Deeb’s banner, will the AEW Women’s World Champion be ready for The Professor’s test this Sunday? Or will the madness truly go off the rails this close to Double or Nothing?

The teams sort out and Harley starts against Mariah, a partial rematch from last Saturday. The irony that Mariah’s Toni cosplay is also a Harley Quinn cosplay but Harley Cameron is in all black. The two tie up, Mariah waistlocks, but Harley reaches back, headlocks, and grinds. Mariah powers up and out, drops down, Harley rolls and kicks low! Harley clinches but Mariah ROCKS her! Mariah whips, Harley goes up and out, then ducks Mariah to RAM into her! Harley ROUNDHOUSES Mariah away, goes up and in, then talks trash on Storm. Harley runs but Mariah follows, trips Harley, then keeps moving to SHOTGUN!

Mariah smiles and the fans fire up as she paces around. Mariah gets Harley up, scoops, and SPIN-OUT SIDEWALK SLAMS! Then Mariah fireman’s carries, but Harley slips free to tag Saraya. Mariah waits on Saraya and the two circle. But then Saraya backs away to ropes for defense, she wants the REAL Toni Storm! The fans fire up, and Mariah tags Toni! The two former friends circle now, and Saraya ROCKS Storm! Storm ROCKS Saraya, repeat! The fans fire up as they go back and forth, and are definitely on Storm’s side. Saraya kicks low, whips, but Storm reverses and hits a THESZ PRESS! Storm rains down fists, then tags Mariah.

Storm scoop SLAMS Saraya, then Mariah offers herself up. Storm scoops Mariah to SLAM her onto Saraya! Cover, ONE! Saraya is tougher than that, but Mariah tags Storm back in. Mariah now scoops, but Storm is a bit sturdier. So Storm scoops Mariah to SLAM her on Saraya again! ELBOW DROP, cover, TWO! Tag back to Mariah, she brings Saraya up and fires forearms. Mariah snapmares Saraya, runs and KNEES Saraya down! Saraya flounders, has the ref check her, and Harley runs in to CLOBBER Mariah! Toni storms in but the ref stops her, completely missing the crazy one going after Mariah! Saraya has Harley slip away and she stomps Mariah now.

Saraya does jumping jacks to show off her cardio, and then she HEADBUTTS Mariah as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Saraya stalks Mariah to ropes, puts her through them, and then steps onto the apron to fire off knee after knee! The ref reprimands and counts, Saraya lets off, and then she steps back inside. Harley storms right up to AX KICK Mariah down! The ref reprimands and Saraya just shrugs. Saraya drags Mariah around, whips her to the corner, then tags in Harley. They mug Mariah, Harley stomps away, then stands her up. Harley digs her boot in, lets off at 4, and then Saraya CHOKES Mariah while Harley argues with the ref! Luther protests, Storm is furious, but the Outcasts get away with that. Harley covers, TWO!

Harley stays between Mariah and Storm and drags her up. Harley bumps Mariah off buckles, tags Saraya, and they mug Mariah some more. Saraya TOSSES Mariah out, storms out after her, then drags Mariah up to RAMS her into barriers! Saraya taunts the fans, soaks up the heat, and blows a mocking kiss to Storm. Saraya digs her boots into Mariah, the ref reprimands, but Saraya drags Mariah up and into the ring. Saraya keeps Mariah from Storm, tags in Harley, and Harley RAMS Mariah into the corner! Harley then brings Mariah around for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Harley argues the count as Dynamite returns to single picture,

The fans rally, Harley drags Mariah up, but Mariah ROCKS Harley! And ROCKS her again! And again, and again and again! The fans fire up as Mariah just hammers away! Harley shoves Mariah away, brings her around, then JAWBREAKER! Harley runs up, Mariah dodges, and DOUBLE FACEBUSTERS collide! Mariah crawls hot tag to Storm! Storm CLOBBERS Harley, BLASTS Saraya, then goes up and over Harley! Storm runs back at the corner, blocks Harley’s boots, and puts her in ropes for a DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Saraya returns but into JAB after JAB! Saraya falls, Harley returns, but Storm HEADBUTTS!

The fans fire up as Storm poses! Storm then runs to SPLASH Harley in a corner! Harley sits down, Saraya runs in, but Storm drop toeholds Saraya into Harley’s hips! Storm laughs at them, then she drags Harley up for a SKY HIGH! Cover, but Saraya BOOTS it apart! Mariah returns, dodges the haymaker to HEADBUTT a la Storm! Mentor and protege help each other up, pose for a close up, then they each get an Outcast. “This is Awesome!” as they put Harley & Saraya up top! They each climb up, CLUB away, then coordinate. But Harley & Saraya each SMACK Storm & Mariah off buckles! STEREO SUPER SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMBS!! The Outcasts double cover, TWO!!!

Saraya & Harley coordinate now, they get Storm & Mariah in corners to stomp mudholes in! The ref counts, Saraya & Harley let off to coordinate again. They both storm back up for more, but Storm & Harley put a stop to that! They set those boots down, to plant some wet ones on their enemies! Consider their fates sealed with a kiss, because now we get STORM ZERO and MAYDAY!! Harley is then fed to a STORM ZERO!! Cover, Storm & Mariah win!

Winners: Toni Storm & Mariah May, by pinfall

This dynamic duo dominates, and now they again adorn Storm with Deeb’s banner. But wait, Serena Deeb is here! She SMACKS Luther down with a chair!! Then she JAMS Mariah, and HEADBUTTS Storm! The fans are torn as Deeb grins. Deeb brings out a SHOE! HIGH HEEL TO THE FACE!! Deeb grins as she watches Storm crawl, then she picks the chair back up. Deeb uses the chair to take a seat on Storm’s back, and then pulls on a leg! FULL METAL HALF CRAB! Storm taps out, not that this is a legitimate hold in any way! The ref reprimands, other refs rush out to tell Deeb to stop, but Deeb only lets go when she says!

Deeb has just made Storm suffer, and she takes her banner back. Will she also take that AEW Women’s World Championship when she and Storm go Double or Nothing?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Dynamite!

No matter what happens at Double or Nothing, there will be an AEW World Championship #1 Contender’s Casino Gauntlet match! The winner will receive their shot at the title at Forbidden Door in New York!

 

The Bang Bang Gang regroups backstage.

They have their wagon of gold and are laughing off that surprise from earlier. Jay White’s pretty sure he knows what Death Triangle wants! They want Bang Bang Gang’s loot! They want Bang Bang Gang’s gold~! You want the gold? This is who you bring? The Lucha Bros? When White already has THE GREATEST brother tag team behind him? Colten says it’s just as White says, The Gunns ARE the best brother tag team in the world. And if you wanna shot at the titles, you gotta earn it! So how about a Gunn fight in the Collision Corral. Penta & Fenix are brothers, but so are The Gunns! Penta & Fenix are former AEW World Tag Team Champions, but so are The Gunns!

And Austin says don’t worry, they won’t be hard to find. Just walk into town, look above the saloon doors, and you won’t see “Cero Miedo,” it’ll say GUNNS UP! The Bang Bang Gang is locked and loaded, will Death Triangle win the right to fight for the gold?

 

Bryan Danielson VS Satnam Singh w/ Sonjay Dutt!

The American Dragon always fights against corporate corruption, that’s why he’s standing up against The Elite alongside Team AEW this Sunday! But The EVPs have been doing everything they can to make Anarchy in the Arena a foregone conclusion. Will the One in a Billion be just the thing to ruin Double or Nothing? Or will Bryan prove everyone’s the same size when down on the ground?

As the two get in the ring, Satnam gets right in Bryan’s face. Well, Satnam’s chest does, as he’s quite literally head and shoulders above Bryan. Satnam goes to pie face Bryan but Bryan pushes that big hand away. The bell rings, the fans fire up with “YES! YES! YES!” and the two circle. Satnam puts Bryan in a corner, but Bryan dodges the chop to KCIK, KICK and KICK! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan climbs up to fire hands but Satnam shoves him away! Satnam BOOTS Bryan down and the fans boo. Satnam stands Bryan up to bump off buckles, then stalks him to another corner. Satnam winds up to CHOP!

Bryan sputters and falls over, and Satnam soaks up the heat. Satnam drags Bryan up, suplexes, and holds Bryan up! Then the SLAM! The fans boo more while Bryan flops out of the ring. Satnam goes out after him, then RAMS him into steel steps! Sonjay clears the desk of the drinks, the action figures, the hood, everything, but then the whole thing falls apart! Satnam kicks the steel steps aside, drags Bryan over. The fans tell Sonjay how he messed that one up, but Satnam still lifts Bryan. Bryan goes to the apron! Bryan KICKS Satnam, and KICKS and KICKS! Bryan gets space, runs up, and FLYING KNEES!

Satnam staggers but stays up, so Bryan resets! FLYING KNEE again! Satnam staggers and takes a seat in the corner of the barriers! Bryan runs in to DROPKICK Satnam down! The fans fire up and Bryan rises. The fans want that again, so Bryan runs back in, only for Satnam to get up and catch him! APRON CHOKE SLAM! Bryan writhes, Sonjay is all fired up, but the fans boo. Satnam shoves Bryan into the ring, Sonjay and the rest of Team Triple J applaud, then mockingly say “YES! YES! YES!” Satnam steps in for a cocky cover, TWO! Bryan is still in this, but Sonjay pulls at a buckle pad. Satnam YANKS it right off!

Satnam storms up on Bryan, drags him up but the ref won’t let him use the bare buckle! Sonjay argues with the ref, so Bryan LOW BLOWS Satnam! Now that Satnam’s cut down to size, Bryan runs and BUSAIKU KNEES!! Satnam even hits the bare buckle! Bryan keeps moving, but Satnam still grabs him! So Bryan KICKS at the legs! And CLAWS at the eyes! And KICKS at the chest! “YES! YES! YES!” Then BUZZSAW! Satnam stays up!? This is a sturdy tree! He CHOPS Bryan, and then he looms over Bryan. Satnam hauls Bryan up, suplexes, but Bryan slips free! HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Satnam drops to his knees as Bryan keeps going!

Bryan then shifts to the omoplata, and puts on the biggest LEBELL LOCK ever!!! Satnam endures, TRIPLE J ATTACKS!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by disqualification

The fans boo but The Bucks said themselves that this wasn’t about getting the win but about inflicting damage! Jeff Jarrett runs the ref off while Lehtal drags Bryan up. Jarrett gets his guitar, but Bryan slips free! Jarrett avoids hitting Lethal, but then Bryan dodge shim again! BUSAIKU KNEE for Lethal! BUSAIKU KNEE for Jarrett! Sonjay tries to sneak in, but Bryan has the guitar! Sonjay clubs Bryan, but it was weak! Bryan swings, Sonjay dodges, and Satnam PUNCHES through the guitar!! The mugging continues, then Satnam hits a SPLASH in the corner! The fans boo, but now The Bucks make their way out here!

Matthew & Nicholas step out of the Codyvator and they have that envelope! That’s the payment for this hit job on Bryan! Jarrett CHOKES Bryan, then rains down fists! Sonjay receives the payment, and it looks good to him. The Bucks have Jarrett stand down, he did great. They shake hands, then The Bucks get to stomp Bryan! The fans boo as the EVPs drag Bryan to center, sit him up, and give him an E V P- NO! Bryan avoids the knees and they hit each other! Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan fires hands on Matt, “YES! YES! YES!” But here comes The Rainmaker! Bryan is ready for Okada, but then JACK PERRY ATTACKS FROM BEHIND!

The fans boo as Scapegoat takes down Bryan, and now The Elite all mug him! Ripcord, RAINMAKER LARIAT!! This isn’t over, either, as they drag Bryan out of the ring and up the ramp! And surprise! There’s a table waiting! But wait, who is this pulling up to the arena? It’s DRABY ALLIN! He fist bumps Tony Khan, who drove him here!! TK can travel now!? Darby storms into the ring, armed with some kind of airsoft gun! The Elite is freaking out, but here he comes! That’s not an airsoft gun, that’s a FLAMETHROWER!! The Elite freaks out even more, and then Bryan finally gets to fight back! He fires off KICKS on Nick, then TOSSES Nick down through the table!!

The fans are going nuts, and Anarchy in the Arena is only going to be crazier! Will nothing stop the revolution against The Elite’s “revolution?”


My Thoughts:

An awesome episode of Dynamite as the go-home to Double or Nothing. For one, that was a wild way to end the show. I should’ve figured Bryan would win against Satnam, and making it by disqualification technically protects Satnam’s first singles loss. Satnam did have a great showing otherwise. The Bucks had good promos with how they banned Darby from the arena all night, which naturally meant he was showing up at the end there. Great surprise that it was Tony Khan who got him there, and then that flamethrower gun was a wild move, too. Nick ended up with serious road rash from that table crash but I would think he’s okay. But unless The Elite turns things around on Saturday, the go-home math says The Elite wins Anarchy in the Arena.

Great opening tag match from Ospreay & Cassidy VS Trent & Roddy, and I like the subtle details of Callis wanting to help Cassidy more than Ospreay. Trent & Roddy win here because there’s a very good chance Ospreay takes the title and Cassidy gets revenge on Trent. Takeshita squashing Sydal so hard was a little surprising, but Moxley getting the better of Takeshita was not. As I’ve said on the other articles, Takeshita is surely getting a win off Moxley since it’s just a Title Eliminator, and there’s a very good chance we get Moxley VS Takeshita at Forbidden Door. As such, Moxley should definitely beat Evil at NJPW Dominion in early June.

Very good tag match from Storm & Mariah VS Saraya & Harley, with a great win for Storm & Mariah but then great ambush by Deeb. Deeb stands tall, so it feels like Storm wins at Double or Nothing, maybe with help from Mariah and Mina Shirakawa to get us towards mentor VS mentor for the heart and mind of Mariah. Really good stuff out of Bang Bang Gang and Death Triangle, but Bang Bang Gang needing a backstage promo to establish they aren’t just giving up a title match was redundant. Have them say all that from the stage so that it saves time. But given that we’re getting Penta & Fenix VS Gunns, I would think Death Triangle is earning that match. Who knows how the title match goes, but it seems like a shame if Pac loses another PPV title match.

Great match from Malakai VS Kyle, a lot more than I was expecting to get as the go-home. And then what a wild mind game move from Edge, that “blood” hit so fast and hard! Brood Edge is making his AEW debut, but I can’t be sure on the math. Malakai won a match but Edge basically stood tall with that blood prank. Great Triple Threat from Hook, Shibata & Keith, but I’m rather surprised by how they did the finish. Could just be coincidental, but it was a little too much like what we saw last night on NXT with a double pin finish to make a title match into another Triple Threat. Pretty sure Hook and Shibata are now going to cancel out and Jericho retains.

Great match from Swerve VS Nick Wayne, great win for Swerve, and great segue right into that attack and chase scene. Great return for Nana there, but Christian running away muddies the math. I don’t think Swerve is losing, so something must happen on Collision to turn things around in Christian’s favor.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (5/18/24)

Deonna Purrazzo’s on a Rampage!

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The Virtuosa is sharpening her edge!

Deonna Purrazzo wants to tear into Thunder Rosa, but she’ll have to settle for Robyn Renegade first! Will The Virtuosa fine tune her style for La Mera Mera?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Kyle O’Reilly VS Lee Moriarty w/ Anthony Ogogo; Kyle wins.
  • Rush VS Cody Chhun; Rush wins.
  • Deonna Purrazzo VS Robyn Renegade; Deonna wins.
  • Brian Cage VS Anthony Bowens w/ Billy Gunn; Cage wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Kyle O’Reilly VS Lee Moriarty w/ Anthony Ogogo!

#CombatKyle may have lost out on the TNT Championship, but he isn’t going to stop the comeback over it. Will he build back up towards another title opportunity? Or will #TAIGASTYLE prove he’s the one deserving of those chances?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally, Kyle and Lee tie up, Kyle waistlocks, but Lee wrenches out. Kyle wrenches to waistlock, but Lee sits to switch. Kyle switches, facelocks, wrenches, but Lee rolls and rolls until he rolls free. The fans rally as the two circle again. They knuckle lock, go shoulder to shoulder, but Kyle gets under. Kyle lifts but Lee fights that. Lee lifts but Kyle fights that. Kyle tries again, but Lee trips him! Kyle uses his leg guard, trips Lee, knuckle lock cover! ONE as Lee gets an arm up! Kyle pushes it down, ONE as Lee gets the other arm up. Kyle puts that arm down, TWO as Lee bridges!

The fans cheer this technical exchange, Kyle jumps but Lee catches him! DOUBLE WRISTLOCK! Kyle scrambles around, slips free, ARMBAR! Lee clasps hands, stacks Kyle, TWO! Lee rolls Kyle to get the SLEEPER! Lee also has body scissors! But Kyle pulls on Lee’s leg, and that makes Lee let go of the sleeper! Kyle gets the leg, twists for a toehold, but Lee rolls over. Lee reels Kyle in, headlocks, then cravats. The fans rally, Kyle wrenches free to cravat back. Lee ELBOWS Kyle in the chin! Lee BODY SHOTS, then BODY SHOTS again! Lee runs but Kyle KNEES Lee low! Kyle snapmares, runs, then SLAPS Lee!

The fans fire up but Lee gets up. They get face to face, then go forearm to forearm! Kyle fires off fast strikes and he KICKS the legs out! Kyle wrenches to YANK the arm, then CLUBS it! Kyle wrenches, YANKS the arm again, then wrenches to an ELBOW- NO, Lee shoves Kyle away! Kyle runs up but Lee BUCKLE SHOTS him! Kyle staggers away, the fans are torn, and Lee runs up to KICK the bad leg! Ogogo applauds, Lee fires himself up, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Lee stomps Kyle down, drags him back up, and top wristlocks. Lee isolates that arm, flexes, and STOMPS the arm! Lee paces around, drags Kyle up, and SNAP HALF HATCHES! Cover, TWO! But Lee still has the arm and he hammerlocks it, to then SNAP LOCK it! Kyle endures, grabs at Lee, but Lee bridges and moves around. Lee traps the one arm, pulls on the other, and then makes it a RECLINER! Kyle endures as Lee leans back! Lee lets off as he loses the hold, but then he stomps the bad arm! Lee soaks up the heat as Rampage returns to single picture. Lee grinds Kyle’s bad arm, but Kyle fights up to throw body shots.

Kyle wrenches, ELBOW- NO, Lee has a SLEEPER now! Kyle rolls but Lee holds on tight! Kyle fights up to back suplex! Lee lands out, but Kyle KICKS! SLAPS! KNEES! KICKS! LEG SWEEP! The fans fire up and Kyle snarls as Lee goes to a corner. Kyle runs up to forearm smash! Kyle wrenches, ELBOW BREAKERS, and hits a BIG back suplex! HEEL HOOK! Lee endures and fights towards ropes! ROPEBREAK! Kyle lets go, Lee stands, and Kyle KICKS the leg out! Kyle runs up but Lee dodges the kick to SOBAT! Kyle goes to a corner, Lee runs in, but Kyle blocks the boot! Kyle shoves Lee down, KNEES him, then reels Lee in.

Lee wrenches out of the suplex, to SNAP the fingers! Lee runs up to BOOT Kyle in the corner! Kyle falls, Lee covers, TWO! Kyle survives but Lee reels him in, BORDER CITY STRETCH!! Kyle endures, powers through to clasp hands, and he deadlifts Lee into a CAPTURE SUPLEX! Lee is dazed and Kyle slowly rises. The fans fire up, Kyle storms up, and KICKS Lee’s arm! Lee KICKS Kyle’s arm in return! Kyle KICKS again, but Lee KICKS again! They KICK and KICK and KICK! The fans are behind Kyle, both men block kicks, so they start throwing palm strikes! The fans are thunderous! Both men let the other go, but then they DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSE!

The fans are thunderous as Kyle and Lee are both down! A standing count starts, both men slowly rise, and they stagger into each other. Lee gets Kyle first, suplex and- NO, Kyle knees free! GUILLOTINE! Lee wrenches free to RAM shoulders! Lee wrenches, to ELBOW- NO, Kyle wrenches to ELBOW BREAKER! Hammerlock, GUILLOTINE HOVERBOARD COMBO!!! Lee endures, and he uses his free arm to pry free! For HEADBUTT after HEADBUTT! Kyle drops into a TRIANGLE HOLD!! Lee is fading fast, but he deadlifts Kyle with the one arm! Only to go out! Kyle is free to PENALTY KICK!! Kyle gets Lee up, to ORANGE CRUSH into the ARMBAR! Lee taps, Kyle wins!!

Winner: Kyle O’Reilly, by submission

Shane Taylor Promotion takes another loss on the night, but it was a hell of a fight against Kyle O’Reilly! But Kyle is going to face Malakai Black this Wednesday, will Dynamite be The End of Kyle’s comeback?

 

Backstage interview with The Acclaimed.

Lexy Nair is with Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn. First off, congrats on the recent success of the newest video. Thank you, Lexy. And Bowens is facing Brian Cage in tonight’s main event, how- Daddy Ass has us stop there. Let’s talk about everyone going crazy, running wild. The Embassy turning on Swerve, The Elite abusing their authority. Billy isn’t sure if Lexy has watched older wrestling, but Billy has a thing about authority. So if they wanna get wild, if they wanna go nuts, that is right up their aisle!

Caster says that’s right! He also thanks Lexi for saying those nice things about his song. But that song was about him and Bowens going back to the Tag Division. If you read the lyrics, which are great lyrics, but none of those team decided to wrestle The Acclaimed. Perhaps they’re a little too afraid to wrestle the best team alive. So they took the first match they could find, and that turned out to be Bowens VS Brian Cage 1v1. Sure, Brian is The Machine, but there are a lot of machines that are now antiquated, and we know Brian doesn’t have AI in his brain. In fact, he can’t update his software! It’s about time Bowens takes Brian to the junkyard!

Bowens says that’s right! Platinum Max & Daddy Ass said it themselves, there is a lot of chaos and madness going on in AEW! Bowens tells Brian and his cronies that they decided to side with The Elite, well you’re looking at the foundation of AEW! The best tag team alive, the best homegrown stars, The Acclaimed! That train is gonna roll right through Brian tonight, courtesy of the Scissor King! Because EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! Say it again, EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed!! The Five Tool Player is fired up, but will he need all those tools to dismantle The Machine?

 

Rush VS Cody Chhun!

El Toro Blanco is back again, and this time he is looking to reach the top of AEW. Will he stampede through everyone put in his path until he is adored with AEW gold?

The bell rings, the fans rally up with “FOUR C! FOUR C!” Chhun runs up but Rush dodges! Chhun hits buckles, then Rush CLOBBERS him! Chhun sits in the corner checking his jaw, but Rush goes to the far side. “If you mess with the bull…” You get BULL’S HORNS!! Rush drags Chhun to a cover, Rush wins!

Winner: Rush, by pinfall

Rush stands tall, but he doesn’t even care to celebrate, because this was more an inevitability than a victory to him. But then he sees Chhun stirring, and Rush drags him out of the ring! Rush CHOPS Chhun right down! Then he whips Chhun hard into barriers! The ref reprimands but Rush THROWS Chhun around again! Rush fires down fists, the fans boo as Rush DECKS Chhun! Rush won’t stop, he finds his favorite bright green cord! Rush LASHES Chhun, even as more refs rush out here! Rush CHOKES Chhun with the cord!! The refs all shout for him to stop, and Rush does. But he wants everyone to remember: Nothing happens unless HE says so!!

Rush storms off, spits on Chhun, and then grabs a chair! The refs warn him, so Rush simply stands on the chair to soak up the heat. Will nothing and no one stop Rush from rampaging his way to the top?

 

Lexy Nair is outside the trainer’s room.

She notes that to close Collision, Lance Archer & The Righteous viciously attacked FTR after the match. Bryan Danielson walks out, Lexy asks for a medical update. Well, The Elite put a bounty on Team AEW’s heads, and it seems to have worked. FTR won’t make it to Dynamite next Wednesday. But the Elite also failed, because here’s the thing. The Elite wants to change the world? They don’t even show up on Saturdays! And the failure is that Bryan is still here! So this Wednesday, Bryan will be on Dynamite. The Elite can take whatever shot they want, but they better get it done the first time. Otherwise, they won’t like the consequences.

Bryan heads out, but are The EVPs going to make sure no one makes it to Double or Nothing to oppose them?

 

Deonna Purrazzo VS Robyn Renegade!

The Virtuosa is still seething over her many run-ins with Thunder Rosa, but it seems their rematch isn’t destined to happen just yet. Will Deonna one-up La Mera Mera by beating Robyn worse than Rosa did?

The bell rings, the two circle, and they knuckle lock. Deonna spins to wrangle Robyn, but Robyn rolls back. Robyn wrenches, wristlocks, but Deonna rolls, rolls and gets free. The fans cheer, Deonna smirks, but Robyn runs up. Robyn waistlocks, Deonna switches, but Robyn switches back. Deonna pries free to switch again, then she trips Robyn up. Deonna runs, Robyn stays low, then Robyn hits a rolling fireman’s carry takeover! Robyn runs up but Deonna ducks the kick to roll her up! TWO, and Robyn staggers up into an arm-drag! Deonna has the armlock, the fans cheer, but Robyn endures.

Robyn fights up, Deonna hits another takeover, and she traps the arm. Deonna makes it a cover, ONE as Robyn gets the shoulder up. Deonna knuckle locks, wrenches, then clamps onto the arm. Robyn fights up to whip free, then runs to sunset flip! Deonna stays up, then slaps the arms away to clamp on an ARMBAR! Robyn fights around, flails, and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Deonna lets go at 4, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Deonna stalks Robyn, brings her around and whips, but Robyn holds ropes. Deonna ROCKS Robyn, Robyn still holds ropes! Deonna ROCKS Robyn again, whips, but Robyn reverses. Robyn ducks the forearm, and the backhand, then clinches for a HALF NELNSON FACEBUSTER! Robyn fires up, she sits Deonna up, and runs to SHOTGUN her down! Cover, TWO! Robyn is frustrated, but she drags Deonna back up and bumps her off buckles. Robyn CHOPS Deonna, smirks, and winds up to CHOP again! Robyn says one more time, then puts some stank on it. But Deonna dodges to CHOP back! Deonna whips corner to corner, but Robyn reverses.

Robyn runs in, but Deonna puts her on the apron! Robyn ROCKS Deonna first, steps in, but Deonna ARM CODE BREAKERS! Robyn writhes, Deonna storms over, and Deonna drags Robyn up. Deonna knuckle locks, wrenches, then top wristlocks to wrangle Robyn. Deonna traps the arm for a SNAP LOCK! Cover, TWO! Robyn clutches the arm but Deonna is on her again. Deonna pulls on the bad arm, then top wristlocks. Robyn endures as Deonna thrashes the arm, and Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns and Deonna wrenches Robyn’s arm. Robyn ROCKS Deonna, but Deonna wrenches again. Robyn fires off a flurry of forearms and the fans fire up! Deonna shoves Robyn but Robyn LARIATS on return! The fans fire up with Robyn, then she wrenches Deonna to reel her in, put her in ropes, and KNEE her! Robyn runs to then STOMP Deonna down! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives and Robyn is frustrated. The fans rally, Robyn drags Deonna up, then fireman’s carries. Deonna slips free, shoves, and BOOTS Robyn down! Deonna slashes her throat and vows to end this! The fans fire up as Deonna drags Robyn up.

Deonna Gotch hooks, but Robyn slips free! Robyn pump handles, but Deonna arm-drags free! Deonna BOOTS the lariat, ARMBAR DDT! FUJIWARA!! Robyn taps, Deonna wins!

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by submission

Deonna didn’t even need Venus De Milo, but then she puts that on Robyn anyway!! The ref reprimands, the fans boo, but Deonna makes Robyn suffer in Rosa’s place! But wait, here comes Thunder Rosa!! La Mera Mera rushes the ring, but Deonna runs away! So when does the part about regretting to mess with a Jersey girl come in? Rosa checks Robyn, and Deonna slithers back in! Deonna CLOBBERS Rosa from behind! Oh so that’s the part about Jersey? Rosa gets up, though, and Deonna retreats again. Rosa runs Deonna down and grabs her by the hair! Rosa drags Deonna back to the ring to RAM her into the apron!

The fans fire up as Rosa tells Deonna to fight her now! Rosa puts Deonna in, Deonna rolls out of the ring and runs into the crowd! The fans boo as Deonna flees into the night. When and where will Deonna have to give Rosa this fight?

 

Scorpio Sky speaks.

“I have done things people dream about. I’ve made money, faced legends, won championship after championship after championship. And you might not wanna hear this, but that was easy. And that doesn’t mean I don’t relate. I understand a normal person put in my position would fail. Because since time began, when people wanted to see a star, they’d look up at the Sky. And all that does is put me in the perfect place to reach down and lift you all up here with me. So to all the fans around the world, I’m coming back. And I’m here for you.” But will this comeback finally be the time Scorpio Sky reaches the top of the mountain?

 

Backstage interview with Sonjay Dutt.

Lexy Nair says Sonjay asked for this time, what is on his mind? Sonjay says first off, he sure doesn’t need Lexy here so hit the bricks. Skedaddle, peace, see ya. Lexy sighs and leaves, and Sonjay says this is for Bryan Danielson. The Elite have put a price out on Bryan’s head, and Sonjay just got off the phone with them, they have worked out quite the deal. Bryan says he’ll be on Dynamite, and so is Sonjay. But no, Sonjay isn’t the one that’ll take him out once and for all. This Wednesday, it will be The American Dragon VS… The Indian Giant! Yeah, that’s right! The one in a billion, Satnam Singh!

And y’know what? Dragon meat is expensive, so hopefully he goes well with a little chicken masala. This Wednesday, it will be one hell of a cookout! Sonjay laughs to himself, but will Bryan be the one with the last laugh after taking on this giant roadblock?

 

PROGRAMMING NOTE for Rampage next week!

Yes, Rampage returns to Friday nights next week, BUT at a special time of 6:30 Eastern, 3:30 Pacific! Make sure your DVRs know so you don’t miss this special Double or Nothing weekend edition!

 

Brian Cage VS Anthony Bowens w/ The Acclaimed!

The Machine turned on Swerve and then got beat by Swerve, crossing him off the list of top contenders. But will he reboot and head for other title opportunities? Or will The Acclaimed prove they can get it done in any division?

As always, Platinum Max has a diss track! “I heard Brian Cage got captain plans. We leave you bleeding so hard, you got menstrual cramps! Damn you are ugly, lookin’ pathetic. You are so small, get off the Ozempic! When did Brian Cage stop lifting weights? Beat him so bad, whip his ass into shape! Run you outta town just like Daim, because in Portland, Everybody Loves The Acclaimed!” Bowens then says, “PORTLAAAAND~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass~!” And he does~! The fans are fired up, but will Cage get his stuff in in response?

The bell rings and the fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” Cage and Bowens circle, tie up, and Cage shoves Bowens away! Cage flexes, fans are torn, and Cage says to scissor that. Bowens has Cage hold on, and then Bowens flexes. The fans cheer for Bowens, and he does scissor that! Cage runs up, Bowens gets around, then CHOPS! And CHOPS! Cage TOSSES Bowens to a corner, takes a swing, but Bowens dodges! Bowens CHOPS and CHOPS, but Cage shoves Bowens away. Cage runs up, Bowens gets under and kicks low. Bowens whips, Cage reverses, but Bowens goes up and over. Bowens hurdles, headlocks, but Cage powers out.

Bowens hurdles, slips around the lariat and DDTS! Cover, ONE!! Cage is tougher than that but the fans fire up behind Bowens. Bowens gets Cage up but Cage SPINEBUSTERS him! Cage says no more scissors! Cage storms up to RAM into Bowens! And RAM in again! And then CHOP! The fans “WOO~!” while Cage stalks Bowens. Cage bumps Bowens off buckles, then says one more time! NOT! Cage trolls the fans, whips Bowens, then runs up to UPPERCUT! LARIAT! SAIDO! Cage asks who betta but the fans are torn. Cage storms over to Bowens, drags him up, and ROCKS him with a forearm. Cage CHOPS, ROCKS Bowens again, then CHOPS again.

The ref counts, Cage whips corner to corner, then runs up. Bowens dodges the splash, blocks the kick, CLUBS the knee then KNEE JAMMERS into a DRAGON SCREW! Cage writhes and flounders to the apron while Bowens catches his breath. Bowens storms up, brings Cage up, but Cage swings! Bowens ducks, feints, then kicks the legs out! Cage hits apron on the way down, and Bowens aims. Bowens slingshots but Cage moves, so Bowens just goes to the apron. But Cage blocks the Penalty Kick to bring Bowens down, POST BOMB!! Cage gloats, then leaves Bowens behind, while Rampage goes picture in picture.

Bowens writhes, Cage goes back out to drag him up, and RAMS him into barriers! Cage brings Bowens around, SMACKS him off the apron, then drags him up again. Cage whips Bowens hard into steel steps! Bowens falls over in a heap, Cage flexes, then Cage refreshes the ring count. Cage drags Bowens up but Bowens pushes him away. Cage BOOTS Bowens down, then brings him up for an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Cage gloats some more, steps into the ring, and storms up on Bowens. Bowens kicks low, throws hands, but Cage JUMP KNEES! Cage digs his boots into Bowens at the ropes, lets off, and Bowens sputters.

Cage CHOKES Bowens again, the ref counts, and Cage lets off again. Cage drags Bowens up, scoops and uses him for bicep curls! Cage then TOSSES Bowens away! Cage swaggers around, flexes, and covers, TWO! Bowens KICKS Cage from below! And kicks him again! Cage KICKS Bowens, whips him to ropes, then CLOBBERS Bowens! Cage clamps onto Bowens with a chinlock and grinds him down! Bowens endures, Cage grinds him into the mat, but the fans rally up. Bowens fights up to his feet, throws body shots, but Cage KNEES him away. Cage wags his finger, gloats a bit more, then runs corner to corner to forearm smash!

Cage soaks up more cheers and jeers as Rampage returns to single picture. Cage run sin, but Bowens BOOTS him! And BOOTS again! Bowens goes up, leaps, but Cage catches him! Cage suplexes, but Bowens cradle counters! TWO!! Cage escapes but Bowens ducks the discus! Bowens hobbles but he still ROCKS Cage, throws more hands, but Cage SOBATS! KICKS! Cage runs, Bowens follows. Cage dodges, Bowens redirects and spins Cage for Rock, Paper, Scissors, SUPERKICK! The fans fire up with Bowens! Bowens mule kicks, front kicks, runs and FAMOUSERS! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives and Bowens can’t believe it!

The fans rally up and Bowens rises. Bowens waits on Cage, runs up to clinch, but Cage fires elbows! Cage waistlocks, full nelsons and SLAMS Bowens down! Cover, TWO! Cage is frustrated, but he wants Bowens to get up. Cage runs up, Bowens moves aside to KICK Cage in the ropes! Then DRAPING APRON DDT!! Both men are down but the fans fire up! Bowens rises, drags Cage up, and fireman’s carries! Cage fights that to POST Bowens! And ENZIGIRI! Bowens flops around the corner, Cage brings him up from inside! DEADLIFT SUPERPLEX!! Cover, TWO!!! Bowens is still in this and Cage is beside himself!

Cage starts up Terminator drums, the fans join in, and he drags Bowens up. Cage pump handles and lifts, but Bowens slips free of the driver! Bowens runs but Cage ducks the kick to roll Bowens up! Bowens rolls through, and he ducks the discus! The SOUTHPAW hits! Cage reels Bowens in, suplexes, DRILL- NO, Bowens slips free to ROLLING ELBOW! And SUPERKICK! Cage falls, Bowens runs to SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives but the fans fire up! Bowens huffs and puffs and fires back up! Bowens waits on Cage, fireman’s carries, but the bad leg stops him! Cage shoves Bowens at the ref!

Cage runs up, Bowens sends him at the ref! Bowens waistlocks but Cage LOW BLOWS!! The fans boo but Cage reels Bowens in! DRILL CLAW!!! Cover, Cage wins!!

Winner: Brian Cage, by pinfall

Bowens may be an excellent former Tag & Trios Champion, but sadly he isn’t at the level needed as a singles guy. Will The Acclaimed have to regroup and focus on going after The Elite? Will The Machine be granted golden opportunities by said Elite?


My Thoughts:

A very good Rampage to once again follow up Collision, but I’m relieved that next week is going to be a partial return to normal schedule. Because as great as the matches here were, they just felt thrown together to tangentially tell stories. For example, Kyle VS Lee was a great match but Kyle has beef with The House of Black but they didn’t want Kyle getting one over on Buddy or Brody before facing Malakai next Wednesday. Shane Taylor Promotions deserves a touch better than being fed to the bigger stories, but maybe they come around as a trio after Double or Nothing to face like Bang Bang Gang or something.

And even our main event was an example of this. Great promo from Acclaimed, great rap from Caster as usual, but also a good choice for Cage to still win out. Cage has done singles champ stuff, is going to be the singles champ guy in whatever the former Mogul Embassy becomes after this, or even just a singles guy all on his own. Rush of course squashes his opponent tonight but him going after Chhun after was a good touch. At the same time, I kinda wanted the ref to reverse the decision and disqualify Rush after the match, throwing him into a worse rage and beating up on Chhun more. And again, why no La Faccion Ingobernable? Donde esta Dralistico, Preston Vance y Jose?

Good match from Deonna VS Robyn but of course Deonna won. Rosa going after Deonna and Deonna running away was not what I was expecting, it’s rather disappointing, and why not just give us their rematch with escalated stipulations already? Deonna VS Rosa in a Last Woman Standing maybe? Iron Woman Match so that it goes right to half an hour? Something cool like that would really show Tony Khan finally wants to do more with the Women’s Division after promising it like two or three times already.

And very good promos from Bryan and Sonjay Dutt to set up Bryan VS Satnam. I would think Bryan wins, but there’s a good chance Team Triple J goes after him post match anyway. As I just said in the Collision article, Anarchy in the Arena being No Disqualifications of the highest level, we could actually get way more than just the eight men advertised as the roster starts choosing sides, a very Avengers Civil War/Endgame type situation.

My Score: 8.6/10


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