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Who survives inside the steel cage?

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Does the House Always Win?

To settle the score once and for all, FTR & Daniel Garcia face The House of Black inside a STEEL CAGE, until only one side’s left standing!!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli VS Shane Taylor Promotions; Moxley & Claudio win.
  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Komander; Cassidy wins and retains the title.
  • Mariah May VS Lady Frost; Mariah wins.
  • AEW Continental Triple Crown Championship Eliminator: Eddie Kingston VS Willie Mack; Eddie wins and denies Mack a title match.
  • Bryan Danielson VS Yuji Nagata; Bryan wins.
  • Serena Deeb VS Robyn Renegade; Deeb wins.
  • Six Man Tag Steel Cage Elimination Match: FTR & Daniel Garcia Mark Briscoe Daniel Garcia VS The House of Black; FTR & Garcia win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli VS Shane Taylor Promotions!

The Maniac beat Shane Taylor last week, and he beat Lee Moriarty last night, only for them both to show him disrespect with a beat down! Now the Swiss Superman is getting involved, will the BCC beat some respect out of STP?

The moment Moxley & Claudio are in the ring, Shane & Moriarty rush them! The ref rings the bell, things spill out to the floor, and Moxley DIVES onto Shane! Claudio and Moriarty brawl on the other end, and Claudio UPPERCUTS Moriarty down! Moxley uses his shirt to CHOKE Shane! Claudio sends Moriarty into railing, then UPPERCUTS him down again! Moxley sends Shane into railing, Claudio high-fives the fans and the fans rally behind Moxley. Moxley puts Shane in the ring, but Shane headlocks back. Shane CLUBS away on Moxley, but Moxley KICKS and ROCKS Shane in return! And on repeat!

Shane ROCKS Moxley with a right, then DECKS him with another! Shane talks trash, drags Moxley up, and fans rally, but Shane ROCKS Moxley again! Shane throws body shots, ROCKS Moxley again, then digs his forearms into Moxley’s face! The ref counts, Shane lets off, and Shane taunts Claudio. Shane runs corner to corner, but Moxley dodges! Hot tag to Claudio and fans fire up again! Claudio storms up on Shane, Shane talks some more trash, then Shane ROCKS Claudio! Claudio shakes it off to UPPERCUT Shane! Shane ROCKS Claudio, Claudio UPPERCUTS and UPPERCUTS and UPPERCUTS!

Fans fire up as Claudio grinds forearms in Shane’s face, then UPPERCUTS! Then he short arm LARIATS Shane down! The fans fire up for “B C C! B C C!” Claudio grabs Shane’s legs and wants to swing, but Moriarty runs in! Moriarty tilt-o-whirls for a crucifix octopus, but Claudio stays up! Shane KNEES Claudio down! Moxley runs in to tackle Moriarty out of the ring! Fans fire up again while Shane rains down hands on Claudio in a corner. Moxley facelocks Moriarty, Moriarty throws body shots, but Moxley CLUBS him. Shane storms out to CLUB Moxley! Shane drags Moxley up to RAM him into steel steps!

The ring count climbs while Shane drags Moxley up. Claudio goes out to UPPERCUT Shane! Claudio whips Shane into railing! Claudio then runs in, but Shane dumps him over the railing into the crowd! Fans fire up more while Moriarty digs his boots into Moxley. Shane hauls Claudio back around to RAM him into railing! Moriarty sends Moxley back into steel steps! Moriarty mocks the pain, then Shane puts Claudio on the apron. GUILLOTINE LEG DROP! Fans boo but Shane grins as he drags Claudio in to tag Moriarty. STP mug Claudio but Claudio fights back with forearms! But Moriarty facelocks for a HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO!

Moriarty clamps onto an arm and he grinds the shoulder. Claudio endures, fans boo, but Moriarty shifts his grip. The fans rally, Claudio fights up, and he throws body shots. Moriarty staggers back, Shane tags in, and Shane ROCKS Claudio! Shane scoops Claudio to SLAM him, then LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Claudio is staying in this for BCC but Shane brings him back up. The fans rally as Claudio blocks the suplex! And blocks again! Claudio suplexes Shane!?! Fans are thunderous while both men are down! Moxley is back up, hot tags to Moriarty and Moxley! Moxley fires off on Moriarty with forearms and KICKS!

Moxley whips, Moriarty ducks ‘n’ dodges to sunset flip, but Moxley rolls through, REGAL KNEE! Then the X-PLEX! Moriarty flounders to a corner while fans fire up, and Moxley runs in to clothesline! Moxley climbs up to rain down punches way past TEN! Then he BITES Moriarty’s forehead! Moxley reels Moriarty in, but Shane gets up. Moxley BOOTS Shane down, then runs up on Moriarty. Moriarty ELBOWS Moxley, Moxley blocks the buckle bump, but Moriarty KICKS the bad hand! Moriarty goes up top, but Claudio gets Moxley out of the way to catch Moriarty’s missile dropkick! And that means Claudio SWINGS Moriarty!

Fans fire up as Moriarty goes around and around and around! Moriarty wants a timeout, mercy, something, but then Claudio TOSSES him! Shane ROCKS Claudio, Claudio ROCKS Shane, repeat! The fans fire up as they DOUBLE LARIAT! And DOUBLE LARIAT! LARIAT after LARIAT and Claudio hammers away on Shane! UPPERCUT, then a LARIAT sends Shane up and out! But Moriarty LARIATS Claudio up and out! Moxley runs up, ducks the enzi but Moriarty slides under! O’Conner Roll, BRIDGE into a REAR NAKED CHOKE! But Moriarty rolls back, EURO CLUTCH! TWO!! Moxley escapes just in time!

Moriarty runs up, into a CUTTER! The fans are thunderous as Moxley hauls Moriarty up. Moriarty wrenches the hand and SNAPS the fingers! Tag to Shane and he winds up! But Claudio gets in to UPPERCUT! Claudio picks Shane up, Moxley runs, HART ATTACK! Claudio adds a DOUBLE STOMP! Moriarty leaps in, but into an UPPERCUT! Moxley then gets Shane’s arms for DRAGON STOMPS! Moxley takes a breath, and DRAGON STOMPS Shane some more! REAR NAKED CHOKE! Shane fights up to his feet, and BACKPACK SENTONS! But Moxley holds on!! Shane is fading! Shane is OUT, BCC wins!

Winners: Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli, by submission

Another big fight from STP, but another big win for the BCC! Will the Blackpool Combat Club own the night as The American Dragon faces Blue Justice later on?

 

Backstage interview with Komander, and The Undisputed Kingdom.

Lexi Nair is with the AAA Cruiserweight Champion, as well as Roderick Strong, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett. She notes Komander is facing Orange Cassidy up next for the International Championship, but it seems The Kingdom has something to say to him first? Roddy shouts at “KOMANDER!” and thanks him for his time. Just so Komander knows, Roddy has an International Championship match on March 3rd at AEW Revolution. So imagine this: Komander, AEW International Champion, for five weeks, until Roddy beats him at Revolution. But obviously the only way that happens is with their help.

So what does he say? Do they have a deal? Komander shakes Roddy’s hand and they head out. But is he really going along with what The Undisputed Kingdom wants? Or is he just trying to stay on their good side?

AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Komander!

Cassidy continues to be a fighting champion in his second reign because that’s what he knows best. Will he keep on fighting to be the one facing Roddy at Revolution? Or will Komander become a double champion after this Freshly Squeezed Collision?

The introductions are made, the International Championship is raised, and we see just who is what around here!

The bell rings and Cassidy raises his hands. Komander stops that to shake Cassidy’s hand and hug it out. The fans cheer, and then the two tie up. Cassidy wrenches, slips around, and has the cording hold. Komander wrenches free but Cassidy wrenches to cording hold again. Cassidy then arm-drags for a lateral press, ONE as Komander makes that a ghost pin! ONE, Cassidy has his own ghost pin, TWO! Komander hooks Cassidy to roll him around around for another ghost pin, TWO! Cassidy bails out and fans cheer! Cassidy cools off, the fans rally up behind him, and he returns. Cassidy thinks about his hands, raises them, but Komander blocks again!

Komander arm-drags but Cassidy kips up to arm-drag back! Things speed up, Cassidy gets around to hook arms and whip, but Komander stops himself to hook Cassidy up! INVERTED GORY ESPECIAL! But Cassidy lands out of it to bring Komander up in the INVERTED GORY ESPECIAL! Komander turns that back around, and he has the legs! But Cassidy gets his hands free! To put in his pockets!! Fans fire up as Cassidy sits up, but Komander sets him down to shove. Cassidy ducks, leaps, but Komander trips him. Cover, ONE, and things keep moving! Komander avoids the dropkick but Cassidy kips up! The fans fire up for the standoff!

Komander torture racks Cassidy, swings him, but Cassidy uses that to RANA Komander out! Cassidy kips up again, builds speed, but Komander slides in! Then Komander fakes Cassidy out with the handspring and hero landing! Fans cheer as the two reset. Things get going again, Cassidy tilt-o-whirls, but Komander blocks the DDT! Komander suplexes, but Cassidy hits STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy keeps moving, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then tilt-o-whirl DDTS after all! The fans fire up, Komander bails out, and now The Undisputed Kingdom makes their way out to ringside. Fans boo but Roddy and the boys take seats on the ramp.

Collision goes picture in picture as Roddy waves to Cassidy and Komander gets back in. Cassidy bucks the O’Conner but Komander then wheelbarrows, victory rolls, and he turns Cassidy over for the MEXICAN SURFBOARD! Cassidy endures, tucks his head, and he manages to trip Komander into an O’Conner Bridge! TWO, and both men get up. Komander runs, tilt-o-whirls, but Cassidy makes it a BACKBREAKER! Cassidy stares down Roddy, then gets Komander’s leg. Cassidy has Komander for a LION TAMER, with thumbs up! But Komander powers around, kicks free, and runs, but into another tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER!

Bennett & Taven hear the fans chanting and get mad. Roddy keeps his cool while Cassidy puts Komander in a corner. Cassidy whips corner to corner hard and Komander bounces off buckles. Cassidy then whips Komander the other way, runs in, but is put on the apron! Cassidy blocks a punch to bump Komander off the buckles again and again and again! Cassidy lets off, Komander staggers away, and Collision returns to single picture as Cassidy climbs. Komander ducks the leap, then springboards to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Cassidy survives but Komander reel shim in. Cassidy fights the suplex, whips Komander but Komander ducks ‘n’ dodges!

Komander tilt-o-whirls, to DDT! He finally gets it! Roddy asks Cassidy how that tastes! Fans rally up while both men are down, and Komander goes to a corner. Komander runs up to CHOP! And CHOP! Fans rally, Komander swings again but Cassidy dodges to SUPERKICK! Komander ends up in a corner, Cassidy fires “devastating” kicks! Then he stomps away on Komander! The ref counts, Cassidy lets off at 4, and the fans cheer as he winds up. Cassidy goes corner to corner, but Komander BOOTS him! And ELBOWS! Komander goes up and fakes Cassidy out, to then jump, DESTROYER! Almost a Panama SUnrise!

Komander torture racks, for a FLIPPING GUTBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Roddy is upset that Komander hasn’t put Cassidy away, but the fans rally up. Komander climbs, aims, and FROG SPLASHES! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy survives again and Roddy is frustrated. Komander brings Cassidy up, gut wrenches, but Cassidy flails. Komander hooks those legs, but Cassidy fights to a victory roll! TWO, and Komander runs up! Cassidy ducks the roundhouse but not the HEEL KCIK! Then the BOOT! Komander keeps going, but right into a BEACH BREAK!! Cover, TWO!! “This is Awesome!” as Cassidy hurries to a corner.

Cassidy climbs, but Komander ROCKS him first! Komander goes up after Cassidy, but Cassidy throws body shots! Cassidy shoves Komander away, but Komander GAMANGIRIS! And GAMANGIRIS! Cassidy is stuck on the ropes, but Komander goes up and up to FLYING SUPER STEINER!! Fans fire up, Komander dodges an Orange Punch to  SPIKE RANA!! Cover, TWO!!! The delay in hooking the legs may have saved Cassidy but Komander goes right up again! But Cassidy rolls to the far side! Roddy distracts the ref, Taven & Bennett lurk, but Komander tightrope walks! SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT takes out The Kingdom!!

The fans fire up with Komander, he tells them he doesn’t need help! Komander gets back in, for an ORANGE PUNCH!!! Cover, Cassidy wins!

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

The Kingdom didn’t help Komander, they hindered him! Roddy “applauds” Cassidy, and he holds the International Championship to Cassidy. Cassidy reaches out but Roddy drops the belt on the mat. The Undisputed Kingdom leaves, Roddy making sure Cassidy knows he has five weeks left. Will the Savior of the Backbreaker really be the one to end Cassidy’s reign?

 

Daniel Garcia’s been attacked!!

Matt Menard is with Garcia backstage, Garcia is bleeding from the head, mouth and nose, clutching his side! Refs rush over, they call for a medic, and the medic hurries to check Garcia. Did the House of Black “eliminate” Garcia even before the elimination match begins?

 

AEW shares footage from after last Wednesday’s Dynamite.

“Timeless” Toni Storm comforts her butler, Luther, after he took a boot from Deonna Purrazzo right to the face. Storm says, “I hope you’re happy, Miss Purrazzo! You assaulted my butler! It already was personal, but now it’s even more personal! It’s deep! This is deep! This is knuckle deep! And there’s no pulling out now!” Mariah May asks for Storm’s attention and Storm shouts, “What is it, woman?!” Mariah says she has a match this Saturday on Collision, and was wondering if Storm would want to watch it.

Storm says, “Darling, that sounds fantastic!” “Really?” “Yes! When is it?” “Saturday.” “Colli-sea-on?” “Collision.” “Fantastic! Where is it?” “Bossier City.” “Oh… Oh, darling.” Storm is not welcome there! She had some race horses there that had to be put down. Oh, dear. Well, Mariah will be fantastic! Whenever they see each other again, they will do something about… all of this. Mariah looks herself over, wondering what that’s supposed to mean. But Storm goes back to telling Deonna that they’re just scratching the surface. This isn’t over yet. Perhaps they’re somewhere in the middle. If that’s the case, who will be AEW’s leading lady in the end?

Mariah May VS Lady Frost!

Toni Storm’s number one fan is ready for her first Collision, but is this going to be a frosty reception? Or will the Coolest Wrestler You Know be the one to melt under the bright lights?

The bell rings and the fans rally as the two circle. Mariah steps to Frost, mocks Frost being shorter, but fans boo. Mariah then pie faces Frost, so Frost shoves back! Frost ducks the slap to fire off forearms! Mariah puts Frost on ropes to fire forearms! Frost puts Mariah in a corner to CHOP! “Ice cold.” But Mariah puts Frost in the corner, and puts some stank on her DOUBLE CHOPS! Mariah whips, Frost goes up and over and handsprings, to then mule kick. Frost runs to ROLLING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Frost keeps cool while Mariah goes to a corner. Frost runs up but Mariah goes up and over, then throws Frost by her hair!

Fans boo but Mariah poses, runs, and SHOTGUNS Frost down! The fans are torn as Mariah poses more, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Mariah storms up to Frost at the ropes, brings her around and bumps her off buckles. Mariah digs her boots in, then smiles as the ref counts. Mariah lets off at 4, brings Frost around to another corner, and CHOPS! Frost felt that one, but then she CHOPS right back! Mariah CHOPS again, and Frost sputters. Mariah bumps Frost off more buckles, stomps a mudhole in, then drags Frost up to throw her out! Mariah dusts her hands off, swaggers around the ring, and lets the ring count start on Frost. Mariah then goes out after Frost, sees the signs the fans have, and rips one apart! Mariah then CHOPS Frost against the railing!

Mariah soaks up the heat up close, but Frost turns it around to CHOP back! Mariah SMACKS Frost off the apron! Mariah shoves Frost into the ring, soaks up more heat, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Mariah CHOPS! Mariah fireman’s carries but Frost fights around to sunset flip and high stack! TWO, and Mariah ducks a roundhouse to GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Frost rises! GERMAN SUPLEX! Mariah flounders and fans rally for “SUPLEX CITY!” Frost and Mariah get forehead to forehead, then Frost CHOPS! And DOUBLE CHOPS! Mariah snarls but Frost cartwheels into the Alabama Lift! CHILLER DRILLER! Cover, TWO!! Mariah survives and bails out while Frost fumes! Frost storms up to the ropes and drags Mariah up, but Mariah HOTSHOTS Frost away!

Mariah goes up a corner, and MISSILE DROPKICKS Frost down! Fans fire up, Mariah roars and runs corner to corner, but only into buckles! Frost GAMANGIRIS, then sits Mariah down to go corner to corner, HANDSPRING CANNONBALL! Frost puts Mariah in the drop zone, goes up the corner, but Mariah rises! Mariah CLAWS Frost’s back, climbs up after her, but Frost fights with elbows! Mariah drops down, Frost adjusts, but Mariah runs in! Mariah blocks a boot, fireman’s carries, MAYDAY DRIVER!! Cover, Mariah wins!

Winner: Mariah May, by pinfall 

Mariah may only be 2-0, but it’s a strong 2-0! Will she continue to follow in the footsteps of her role model and become a champion one day?

 

Swerve Strickland speaks.

“Seems like AEW has this bright idea to keep myself and Hangman Page going at one another over and over again with this Dealer’s Choice thing they got going on. I mean, we’re doing big business. So I understand the method to the madness. But Hangman, who do you have left? It’s up to you to go find some unfortunate soul to send my way and get this work. Me, what I have to offer for you, I’m gonna keep it in house. This is a family business, Mogul Embassy. I wanna sendoff someone that’s never been pinned in AEW, never been submitted in AEW. In fact, this is their very first singles match in AEW. They are chomping at the bit to show the world what they can really do.

“And that man is Toa Liona.” Liona is there to warn Hangman in Samoan of what’s coming. Will Hangman be able to make it through this Wednesday?

 

Hangman Page responds!

AEW returns as The Cowboy says, “Swerve, good choice, Toa, Mogul Embassy, big boy never been pinned or submitted in AEW. Well, Toa, Wednesday will be your first. And as for your match, Swerve, I get to pick your match, but I don’t think there’s anything that says I have to tell you who it is. So Swerve, I think you’re just gonna have to wait the whole effin’ show to find out.” Wait, did Hangman just give us a teaser? Is Swerve’s opponent gonna be one of a kind?

 

AEW Continental Triple Crown Championship Eliminator: Eddie Kingston VS Willie Mack!

The Mad King heard a man he doesn’t respect in Bryan Danielson is facing a man he does respect in Yuji Nagata. Therefore, Eddie is going to face a man he respects, with a title opportunity on the line! Will the Return of the Mack get him a golden ticket? Or will nothing, not even a good friend, stop the roll Eddie’s been on?

The bell rings and Mack runs right up to BOOT Eddie! Mack brings Eddie around, then suplexes him for a RUNNING BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives and Mack can’t believe it! Mack waits on Eddie to get up, but Eddie goes to a corner. Mack runs in Around the World to FOREARM! And then side to side to BOOT! Eddie sits down, Mack goes corner to corner, CANNONBALL! Eddie is down, Mack sets up, STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Eddie is still in this but Mack keeps his cool. The fans rally and duel, Mack brings Eddie up. Eddie gets his dukes up but he’s wobbly.

Mack ROCKS Eddie, then cravats. But Eddie wrenches free, snapmares, KICKS and CHOPS! Then KICKS and CHOPS! Then KICKS and CHOPS again! Fans fire up while Eddie shakes out the cobwebs. Eddie hauls Mack up, the fans rally and Eddie RIDGE HAND CHOPS! And then regular CHOPS! Eddie whips, Mack ducks ‘n’ dodges and redirects to GAMANGIRI! Fans fire up while both men are down! Mack rises again, grits his teeth and hobbles around. Mack smacks his leg into working, and then sets up again, for a STANDING SHOOTING- OH, not quite! The bad leg kept that from going all the way, Mack almost piledrives himself!

Mack still makes the cover, TWO! Eddie goes to a corner, Mack hobbles again, and he runs corner to corner again! But Eddie moves, the cannonball hits buckles! Eddie then hits an EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Mack refuses to stay down and the fans rally again. Eddie snarls, drags Mack up, and he brings Mack around. Mack fights the saido with elbows! Mack reels Eddie in, lifts, and manages a SITOUT POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!!! Eddie survives again and Mack is shocked! The fans rally up while Eddie is dazed and Mack crawls to ropes. Mack goes to the corner, huffs and puffs and he goes back for Eddie.

Eddie fires a forearm! Mack ROCKS Eddie back! Eddie CHOPS, Mack CHOPS! Fans “WOO~!” as the CHOPS keep going! Eddie roars, CHOPS, but then Mack CHOPS in return! The fans fire up as Eddie goes back for another CHOP! Mack wobbles, comes back, and he JABS! Eddie wobbles from that one, and Mack winds up to ROCK him with a haymaker! Then he blocks the enzigiri to ENZIGIRI! And STUNNER!! Mack hurries to a corner, goes up, and SIX STAR FROG SPLASHES onto knees! Eddie saves himself, then hits the URAKEN!! Cover, Eddie wins!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall (denies Willie Mack a title opportunity)

It only took one Backfist to the Future and Mack misses out on that golden ticket! Eddie shows Mack respect then takes his leave, will anyone ever take the Mad King’s throne?

Wait, as Eddie is on his way up the ramp, Bryan Danielson makes his entrance! Is this because time is short? Or just that Bryan wants to ruin Eddie’s moment? Given Bryan doesn’t even bother looking at Eddie, definitely the latter. But then Eddie decides to join commentary! Will Bryan’s own moment be ruined when facing the Japanese wrestling legend? Or will he defy Blue Justice?

Bryan Danielson VS Yuji Nagata!

The bell rings and the fans rally up. Bryan and Yuji circle, feel things out, and then tie up. Yuji waistlocks, wrenches, and wristlocks. The fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” while Bryan rolls, clinches, but Yuji wrangles him back down. Bryan fights up, Yuji wrenches and wristlocks again. Bryan powers Yuji to ropes, then arm-drags free! Fans cheer this opening exchange as Bryan and Yuji reset. They circle, feel things out, and Bryan avoids a kick. Bryan lets the fans get fired up more for Yuji, and Yuji appreciates it. The two then go again, tie up, and Yuji powers Bryan to a corner. Yuji fires off forearms and he stomps away!

The ref counts, Yuji lets off, but Bryan turns things around! Bryan UPPERCUTS Yuji, KICKS and KICKS and KICKS, then wrenches to wrangle Yuji for a HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Bryan has the ARMBAR but Yuji clasps hands to block! The fans rally, Yuji kicks around, and he rolls Bryan over. Bryan rolls through but Yuji uses that to get the ROPEBREAK. Bryan lets off and the fans cheer the newest exchange. Yuji grins as he and Bryan reset, and the fans duel! “Let’s Go, Yuji!” “Let’s Go, Bryan!” Yuji and Bryan circle, tie up with knuckle locks, and they go shoulder to shoulder! Fans rally for the “test of wills” and Eddie loves the crowd getting fired up.

Yuji powers the wristlocks but Bryan rolls through to turn that around on Yuji! Yuji fights up to put Bryan in a corner, then he ELBOWS and ROCKS Bryan! Yuji wrenches an arm to hit an ELBOW BREAKER! Fans fire up and Yuji kicks Bryan around. Yuji drags Bryan to wrench and YANK the arm, and he TOSSES Bryan out as Collision goes picture in picture!

Yuji pursues Bryan, KICKS him in the back, then BOOTS him down! Yuji drags Bryan up to wrench the arm, hammerlock it, and POST it! Bryan hobbles away, Yuji still keeps after him, and has another wrench and hammerlock. Yuji POSTS Bryan’s arm again! Yuji says one more, wrenches, then puts Bryan in the ring. Yuji says gotcha, then slides in after Bryan. Bryan sits up into a KICK! And a KICK! Yuji waits on Bryan to sit up again, to KICK him down! Yuji clamps on a double wristlock! It’s almost a Kimura but Bryan resists! Bryan fights up, but Yuji pushes on the arm! They end up in a corner and the ref counts.

Bryan and Yuji let off slowly, but Bryan RAMS into Yuji! And UPPERCUTS! Bryan climbs, the fans fire up as he rains down fists! Bryan goes all the way to nine, winds up, and hits TEN! Yuji falls over, Bryan covers, TWO! Bryan brings Yuji up but Yuji goes after an arm! Bryan resists the takedown so Yuji wrenches, for an ELBOW BREAKER! And then another wrench, and another ELBOW BREAKER! Bryan scrambles away, but Yuji stomps him at the ropes. Fans fire up as Yuji keeps Bryan down, and Yuji KICKS Bryan against the ropes! And KICKS! And KICKS! Bryan flops over while Collision returns to single picture.

Yuji drags Bryan up to wrench and ELBOW BREAKER! Yuji wrenches again, but Bryan powers free. Yuji fires forearms, runs, but into a dropkick to his legs! Fans fire up while both men are down! Bryan huffs and puffs while Yuji goes to a corner. Bryan storms up to UPPERCUT and KICK! And KICK! And KICK! Bryan puts the leg in the ropes to pull on it! Bryan lets off at 4, runs side to side and he DROPKICKS the leg! Then he runs corner to corner to DROPKICK Yuji! Then side to side to DROPKICK the leg! Fans fire up with Bryan, and Bryan drags Yuji to the corner. Bryan SLAMS the bad leg into the post!

Yuji clutches the knee but Bryan just SLAMS the leg into the post again! Fans want that “One More Time!” so Bryan SLAMS the leg into the post again! Yuji kicks Bryan away with the good leg, crawls from the corner, but Bryan goes up top. Bryan MISSILE DROPKICKS! High stack cover, TWO! Bryan hurries to clinch Yuji, for the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! Yuji blocks one! Yuji gets up, wrenches, and ELBOW BREAK- NO, Bryan slips free, but swings into Yuji’s EXPLODER! Fans fire up as Yuji snarls and rises up! Bryan meets him and they trade forearms and UPPERCUTS! Bryan ROCKS Yuji, but Yuji gets the arm!

Yuji has the Fujiwara, then shifts to the CROSSFACE! Bryan fights, flails, reaches out, grabs at Yuji’s leg, and has the HEEL HOOK! Yuji endures, flails, scuffs Bryan with the free leg, and Bryan lets go! The fans rally and duel again, and both men rise again. Bryan fires a forearm, but Yuji gives it back! They go forearm for forearm, but Bryan gets the edge! Bryan whips, Yuji reverses and knees low! Yuji sends Bryan to a corner, runs in, and BOOTS! Yuji brings Bryan up, hoists him up top, “This is Awesome!” as Yuji climbs! But Bryan HEADBUTTS! Yuji stays up! Bryan HEADBUTTS again, but again Yuji stays up!

Bryan HEADBUTTS, Yuji wobbles but still rises back up! Yuji fires forearm after forearm on Bryan, then clinches! SUPERPLEX!! Yuji crawls to the cover, TWO! But the NAGATA LOCK returns! Then the MOUNTED ARMBAR! Yuji’s eyes roll to the back of his head!! Bryan endures, flails around, ROPEBREAK! Bryan survives, Eddie will give him his due for that. Yuji reels Bryan in but Bryan blocks with a headlock! Bryan CLUBS away but Yuji ENZIGIRIS the arm! Bryan clutches the shoulder, Yuji reels him in again! But Bryan KNEES free! Bryan dropkicks the bad leg, grabs it, DRAGON SCREW!

Fans fire up again and Bryan huffs and puffs. Yuji snarls, they both stand, and they KICK! And KICK! And KICK! They go back and forth, Bryan kicking Yuji’s leg but Yuji kicking Bryan’s arm! Bryan gets the edge, winds up, but Yuji blocks! Then KICKS back! Bryan feints a few times, then ROUNDHOUSES! Yuji wobbles, Bryan ROUNDHOUSES again! Yuji drops to his knees and the fans fire up with “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan runs in, BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, Bryan wins!!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall

For the first time ever, the American Dragon defeats the living legend that is Blue Justice! Eddie says on commentary that Bryan can talk trash and play mind games, but all he has to do is ask Eddie for a fight and he’ll get it. Bryan shows respect to Yuji, Yuji shakes Bryan’s hand, and the fans cheer. But will Bryan show any respect to Eddie after they go one more round?

 

Backstage interview with FTR.

Lexi is with Cash & Dax outside of AEW Medical, and she knows we saw a “heinous attack” take down Daniel Garcia. Do they have an update on his condition? No, they don’t, they’re still waiting on what the doc says. But this isn’t just about a match tonight, this is about a friend of theirs. They are worried about Garcia’s condition, but they are still gonna go out to that ring for the main event either way. But then Mark Briscoe walks over and tells his “brothers” that they’ve been to war against each other, so he would absolutely love to go to war with them this time. So if Garcia isn’t cleared, look no further, baby.

Dax says Mark would of course be the first person they call. But the situation with Garcia is touch and go right now. Ultimately, they will let it be up to Garcia. But yeah, if they need somebody, given they’ve spilt blood all over this country together with Mark Briscoe, then yeah, he’s the first call. They shake hands and hug it out, will the Sussex Country Chicken be called upon to stop The House of Black? Or will Red Death manage to stand and fight this fight?

 

Backstage interview with Brian Cage.

AEW returns as Renee Paquette is with The Machine, and says he asked for this time to speak. He clearly has a lot on his mind right now, what does he wanna say? Cage says damn right he’s got a lot on his mind. Let’s look at it real quick: The Mogul Embassy are no longer ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions; they failed to win the AEW World Trios Championships; and speaking of championships, why in the world is everyone talking about FTW Champion, Hook? That little guy in the hoodie, eating chips, sitting around in the background of Team Taz. Speaking of, that was all Cage! That FTW Championship wouldn’t even be relevant if not for him!

Cage was the first AEW FTW Champion, but now everyone’s all Hook this, Hook that! Hook all online, on the street, everywhere, all you get is Hook! And for what? That kid’s the size of Cage’s left leg! And that’s his smaller leg, too. But then Hook walks in and he tells Cage, if he wants a shot at the FTW title, he’s right here. Hook then mocks Cage’s “Who betta?” Hook heads out, will Cage have to prove who’s better?

 

Serena Deeb VS Robyn Renegade!

Class is back in session because the Professor of Pro-Wrestling is back in AEW! Will she remind everyone that she IS the best wrestler in the AEW Women’s Division? Or will even the Woman of 1000 Holds fail to bring down this Renegade?

The bell rings and the fans chant “Welcome Back!” for Deeb. Deeb and Robyn stare down, circle, and tie up. Deeb headlocks, spins, hammerlocks, headlocks, then goes through the cycle again and again before the takeover! Robyn headscissors but Deeb kips free, then they tie up again. Robyn headlocks for the takeover but Deeb quickly rolls through and gets a leg for the HALF CRAB! Robyn scrambles to the ROPEBREAK, Deeb lets go, and Robyn kicks at Deeb. Deeb eggs Robyn on, Robyn gets up and the fans rally up for Deeb. Robyn frowns, runs up, but Deeb gets around to full nelson! Robyn stomps a foot to switch the nelson onto Deeb!

Robyn thrashes Deeb around, but Deeb puts her hands up, and namastes her way out of the hold! Robyn is annoyed, and she SLAPS Deeb! Deeb SLAPS Robyn! Deeb headlocks, Robyn powers out, but Deeb ducks ‘n’ dodges to LARIAT Robyn down! The fans fire up, Deeb SPLASHES Robyn in a corner! Deeb whips, Robyn reverses and runs in. Robyn blocks a kick but Deeb uses that to bring Robyn in for a KICK! Deeb goes out, avoids Robyn’s shoulder and turns her, HOTSHOT NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up, Deeb storms in, and she drags Robyn up to TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Fans fire up with Deeb and she gets Robyn back up.

Deeb reels Robyn in, tucks those arms, and it’s time to DEEB-TOX!! Deeb isn’t done there, she stands on Robyn’s arm, then hooks it up, turns Robyn over, and SMASHES the knee! And SMASHES, SMASHES, SMASHES! Then the SERENITY NOW!! Robyn taps, Deeb wins!

Winner: Serena Deeb, by submission

The Professor put Robyn to the test and Robyn failed, which is good for Deeb! Deeb then gets the mic to say, “Louisiana, I have one question. Did you miss me?” The fans cheer because they did! Deeb wants to ask again, “Did you miss me?!” The fans get even louder! Deeb says for the past 15 MONTHS, she was home asking herself a myriad of questions. Is she coming back? When? How? And tonight, Deeb is standing in this ring and it feels DAMN GOOD to be back! The fans cheer that, too! Deeb says among all those questions, there was always one certainty: Why. Why is Deeb in AEW? Why is she coming back?

And she has a few reasons. First: to elevate the Women’s Division. Second: to put the WRESTLING back in All Elite Wrestling! And third: to become CHAMPION! Fans like all those reasons! Deeb says this isn’t just what she does, this is who she is! And Deeb says this is to put the AEW Women’s Division on notice: The Professor of Pro-Wrestling, the Woman of 1000 Holds, the most ELITE wrestler, Serena Deeb, IS BACK!! The fans are all fired up, but which champion will have to worry about Deeb first?

 

The stars of CMLL are on a Rampage!

Four of the world’s greatest luchadores will be arriving in AEW! Volador Jr, Mistico, Mascara Dorada (Metalik as AEW knew him) and Hechicero are all going to be in action next Friday on Rampage in New Orleans! Don’t miss out on the truly fast ‘n’ furious action in The Big Easy!

 

Six Man Tag Steel Cage Elimination Match: FTR & Daniel Garcia VS The House of Black!

After a lot of back and forth, brutal matches and brawling around the arena, it is all going to be contained inside the steel! The first team to get all three men out of the cage will be declared the winner, did the House attacking Garcia actually do FTR a favor? Or will Malakai, Brody & Buddy prove that the House Always Wins?

Well, no Garcia with FTR, so “Reach for the sky, boys!” Here comes Mark Briscoe! They made the call and now the numbers are even! Uh oh, the lights go out while Mark is making his entrance! RUN, MARK, RUN!! Too late! The House beats Mark down, and Brody TOSSES him off the stage! Mark crashes down through tables!! The bell rings, FTR run up on the House and they brawl on the ramp! This heads down to ringside, Cash is sent into the side of the cage, and then into railing! Malakai & Buddy mug Dax, Brody keeps after Cash, but Cash whips Brody into railing! Buddy beats Dax down, Cash SMACKS Brody with a chair!

Fans fire up while Cash brings out a TABLE! Dax dodges Malakai to fire off hands, then he ROCKS Buddy! Dax beats Buddy down, but Malakai CLUBS Dax! Buddy falls into the ref but Malakai BOOTS Dax! Brody fires hands on Cash, THROWS him into the steel, then sits him in a chair! Brody then goes running side to side to CROSSBODY Cash against railing! Dax snap suplexes Buddy to the ramp! Malakai CLUBS Dax, Dax throws hands, but Malakai kicks back. Buddy trips Dax, and CATAPULTS him into the steel! The ref reprimands, this has to get in the cage for this to end, but Malakai grabs a chair instead.

Buddy stands Dax up for Malakai, and Malakai aims, but WAIT! Is that Garcia?! Bandaged up as he is, Garcia has himself a chair to JAM Malakai! And JAM Buddy! Garcia CHUCKS the chair into Brody’s face! The fans fire up as Garcia sends Buddy into railing! Garcia fires off on Malakai, reels him in, but Malakai back drops Garcia to the ramp! Garcia writhes, Malakai drags him back up and then puts him in the ring! That’s a start. Brody puts Dax in, Malakai brings a chair, then the House storms in. Dax fires off hands but he gets mugged 3v1! Buddy pops Dax up to KNEE him, into Malakai’s BOOT!

Dax rebounds, into Brody’s SKY HIGH! Garcia gets up to fire off hands! But he gets mugged, too! Wait, when did Cash climb up to the top of the cage?!? Fans fire up while Garcia escapes Dante’s Inferno! Garcia shoves Brody into Buddy and Malakai, and then all three turn around into the SUPER DUPER CROSSBODY!!! The fans lose their minds while all six men are down, and Collision goes picture in picture!

Cash rises up and he regroups with Dax and Garcia. #FTRedDeath are in one corner, The House in the other, and then the brawl is back on! Cash has Brody, Buddy RAMS Garcia, and Malakai stomps Dax! Garcia turns things around on Buddy to stomp away on him! Brody CHOPS Cash! Dax turns things around on Malakai to CHOP! Malakai blocks going into the steel, but then Dax blocks the same! Brody GRINDS Cash’s face into the chain link! Buddy now stomps Garcia while Dax rains down fists on Malakai! Dax goes way past TEN! Cash fires UPPERCUTS on Brody, Garcia climbs up to punch away on Buddy!

Brody LARIATS Cash! Garcia lets off of Buddy, Dax lets off on Malakai, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Malakai still brawls with Dax. Malakai CHOPS, Dax CHOPS, Malakai KICKS! Dax CHOPS, Malakai fires a forearm and Dax responds in kind. Malakai knees low, whips, but Dax ducks ‘n’ dodges, then slides under to kick and suplex. Malakai knees free, Dax ducks the roundhouse, then Dax shoves to SPINEBUSTER! Fans fire up, Cash fights back on Brody with big hands! Cash whips, Brody reverses but Cash ducks ‘n’ dodges, only to run into a SCRAPBUSTER! Garcia has Buddy’s foot but Buddy fights free to fire off a strike fest! Buddy KICKS, stomps, but Garcia dodges! Garcia choke grips but Buddy V-TRIGGERS!

Dax climbs the cage while Buddy hoists Garcia up. Malakai helps Buddy TOSS Garcia into steel! Then Buddy CLUBS Dax to bring him down! No escaping just yet! Then Malakai & Buddy TOSS Garcia into Brody’s FOREARM! Then they DOUBLE POP-UP KNEE Dax! The House stands tall and fans are torn. Will they choose to escape now? Malakai nods to Buddy and they all go up the steel! But then #FTRedDeath stop them with CLUBBING shots to the legs! Garcia drags Brody down to fire hands, and Dax CHOPS Malakai! Buddy kicks at Cash, Cash falls back, the brawl is on again!

Dax runs and THROWS Malakai into Steel! Garcia digs his boots into Brody’s face! Cash & Dax TOSS Buddy & Malakai into steel! Then Buddy gets another! And then another! Brody is sent into a corner, Garcia & Dax whip him corner to corner hard! The fans fire up as Garcia and FTR high-five. FTR wants to leave via the door, but Garcia says hold on. They’re not done with The House just yet! Garcia wants to end this, so the brawling just continues! Garcia puts Buddy in a DRAGON TAMER!! Dax and Cash give Malakai the SHATTER MACHINE!! But Brody DOUBLE LARIATS FTR! Garcia lets Buddy go to fire off on Brody!

Brody ROCKS Garcia, runs up, but is sent into steel! FTR RAM into Brody, then SMASH him into the steel again and again and again! But Buddy rolls Dax to SUPERKICK! Buddy dodges Cash, mule kicks, and runs to CURB- NO, Cash pops him up to then CURB STOMP back! But Malakai sweeps Cash’s legs! Garcia kicks Malakai, reels him in, but Malakai fights the piledriver to then wrench and KNEE! Dax swings, Malakai ducks! Malakai swings, Dax ducks! Dax fakes Malakai out to suplex and BRAINBUSTER! All six men are down again and the fans are thunderous! Dax goes to a corner and he starts to climb!

Brody storms after Dax and CLUBS him on the back! Brody climbs, and he CHOPS! Dax CHOPS! They CHOP while standing on the top rope! Brody gets the edge as he CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Brody then climbs, but Dax CLUBS him again and again! SUPER BACK SUPLEX!! They’re both down again, and Dax crawls to the door. The door opens, Dax crawls out, and then Brody DIVES to take Dax off the apron!! Both men hit the floor, so they’re both out! But that also means they can no longer help their team!

#FTRedDeath: 1; House of Black: 1

Fans lose their minds seeing Dax and Brody both down, Cash & Garcia are 2v2 with Malakai & Buddy while Collision goes picture in picture.

Cash & Garcia regroup in a corner, and they stare down Malakai & Buddy. They then brawl again! Malakai KNEES Cash, sends him into steel, and Buddy does the same to Garcia! Malakai stomps and drops knees on Cash, Buddy stomps Garcia. Buddy DIGS Garcia’s face into the steel! Cash shoves Malakai into Buddy! Cash throws hands on Malakai, but Buddy BOOTS him! Garcia runs up but Buddy BOOTS Garcia! And then PENALTY KICKS him! Malakai KICKS Cash around, then KICKS Garcia! Then he KICKS Cash again! Buddy stomps Garcia, then he stomps Cash. The House begins to climb from the corners!

Cash and Garcia hurry, and they stop the climbing! Cash goes up after Buddy while Garcia CLUBS Malakai’s leg. Garcia then climbs up after Malakai, throws hands, while Buddy SMACKS Cash off the steel! Cash CHOPS and CHOPS, but Buddy ROCKS him in return! Garcia digs his boots into Malakai against the steel! Buddy sends Cash down but Cash springs right back up! Collision returns to single picture as Cash and Garcia both have the House up. SUPERPLEX for the Power, SPLASH for the Glory! But then Buddy METEORAS Garcia onto the others!! All four men are down and “This is Awesome!”

Buddy shakes out his leg, hobbles back up, and he calls to Malakai. Buddy climbs, but Cash pursues! Cash drags Buddy down while Dax rallies the fans. Cash and Buddy brawl up top, Buddy trips Cash and that crotches him on the rope! Buddy continues to climb, but Cash hurries! Garcia anchors Malakai so he can’t reach the door, and now Cash and Buddy are at the top of the cage! They hurry over, they just have to touch the floor! Cash and Buddy beat each other up while dangling from the steel! Cash punches and punches, then ELBOWS Buddy! Buddy hangs on, and he SMACKS Cash off the steel! And again! Cash falls through a table!!

Fans lose their minds, Cash set that table up earlier! Cash still hits the floor, so he scores for the team!

#FTRedDeath: 2; The House of Black: 1

Wait, Buddy doesn’t hop down? Buddy climbs back up to go back in!? Buddy & Malakai want to HURT Garcia! But then Garcia whips Malakai into Buddy! Buddy falls through another table!! The irony is, he still scores for the team!

#FTRedDeath: 2; The House of Black: 2

Now it all comes down to Garcia and Malakai! Fans are thunderous as Garcia hurries to climb up on the far end! Malakai storms over, grabs a leg, and he YANKS Garcia down into a KNEE! Malakai storms up on Garcia to BOOT him into the steel! But Garcia ducks the kick! Malakai’s foot hits steel, he hobbles away, and Garcia storms up to get the leg! Malakai ROCKS Garcia, ROCKS him again, but Garcia wrenches, grabs the leg, and has the ANKLE LOCK!! The fans are thunderous as Malakai endures! Tapping out won’t change anything, he has to get out! But Garcia drags him back from the door!

Malakai rolls, he sends Garcia into steel! Then BOOTS him again! But Garcia rebounds to LARIAT!! The fans are thunderous while both men are down again! They rally as hard as they can for Garcia as he stirs. Garcia gets to a corner, drags himself up and starts climbing the steel! WAIT! JULIA HART appears! And she MISTS Garcia!! Garcia falls back and Julia smiles. FTR is furious with her but there’s nothing they can do! Malakai stands over Garcia, says goodbye, and then goes to the door. But Garcia grabs a chair and shouts at Malakai to finish what he started! “Finish it, you b*tch!” Malakai kicks the legs out!

Malakai has the chair, sets that down, and then hauls Garcia back up. BLACK- NO, Garcia ducks the heel kick to lift Malakai up! PILEDRIVER onto the chair!!! The fans are thunderous again as Garcia hurries around! Garcia finds ropes, but Malakai heads for the door! Garcia climbs on touch alone! Malakai crawls and is in the doorway, but BRISCOE SLAMS THE DOOR ON HIM!! Garcia gets up and over, then drops to the floor! FTREDDEATH WINS!!

Winners: FTR & Daniel Garcia

The Sussex County Chicken gets revenge right on The House and he helps his brothers in arms take the win! But is this the end of the war with The House? Or will things escalate until there’s nothing left of either side?


My Thoughts:

A great Collision here, great story stuff happening here again as well as great action. Great opening tag match from BCC VS STP, but of course BCC wins again. Shane & Moriarty get great showings but STP just doesn’t seem to be big enough of a deal yet to win on AEW. Maybe Tony Khan will let them stay on ROH and get some wins over there. Good little promo from Roddy with Komander to try and put the fix in on Cassidy, as Roddy doesn’t seem all that eager to face Cassidy for the International Championship. Awesome match from Cassidy and Komander, and clever way of keeping Komander strong by having The Kingdom unintentionally cost him. Cassidy VS Roddy is of course the match for Revolution but I bet Roddy keeps encouraging people to challenge Cassidy along the way.

Great little promo from Storm and Mariah, Storm shifting from being dismissive of Mariah to having excuses as to why she can’t be here in person. Mariah gets a great win off Frost, but clearly something has to give between Mariah and Storm. And good return for Deeb, she of course dominates. Just a shame it was Robyn Renegade, who is being built up in ROH, and not a local jobber who doesn’t matter. At the same time, I understand beating a local jobber doesn’t really reestablish Deeb’s power level, it had to be a more established name that lost. But great promo from Deeb, I feel like she should go right for the TBS Championship, even though Thunder Rosa also seems aimed at that title.

Great stuff out of Eddie VS Mack, but Mack’s gotta be more careful with his standing flips because that bad shooting star could’ve been a lot worse. But he was okay and finished things, Eddie of course gets the win there. And great segue with Bryan making his entrance “early,” and then Eddie was great on commentary during Bryan’s great match with Yuji Nagata. Eddie VS Bryan for the Continental Triple Crown or even just the AEW Continental title will be awesome stuff, and at this point it could go either way. Bryan saying this is his last year, I don’t know if he wants to have three belts that he’ll have to defend on all the different shows. Or maybe he does because he wants to get the most out of his final year, so he’ll happily be on Collision, ROH and NJPW Strong shows.

And great stuff out of the House of Black VS #FTRedDeath story. Garcia being attacked backstage (not that we ever actually saw anything) was a classic move to make his showing up at the end very heroic. And great move to also get Julia Hart and Mark Briscoe involved in this to bring some real excitement to the finish. However, I just do not like that they went with Escape Only as how you get eliminations for the win rather than No Escape, or even just traditional Steel Cage stipulations of pinfall, submission or escape. It just seems really dumb that you gotta ditch your team to win. And even then, they clearly made sure things would be even until the very end. Though, I will say Cash diving off the top was awesome, and Brody diving through the ropes to hit Dax was also great.

Garcia & FTR winning was the right choice for this, but it surely doesn’t seem to be the end here, either. What would be wild is they reveal the House never attacked Garcia, someone else did. And sadly it’s a bit of a Matt Menard “It was ME, Austin!” moment given he was first on the scene of Garcia’s attack. But I’m just thinking, the House gets a fourth male member so they can 8 Man Tag against FTR, Garcia & Briscoe, perhaps in… Blood & Guts?

My Score: 8.8/10


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

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Chris Jericho puts the roster to the test!

In order to reach The Learning Tree, contenders will have to battle through an FTW Contender Series until only one remains! Who fights their way to a shot at The Ocho?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Will Ospreay VS Shane Taylor w/ Anthony Ogogo; Ospreay wins.
  • FTW Contender Series: Hook VS Johnny TV w/ Taya Valkyrie; Hook wins and advances.
  • FTW Contender Series: Kastuyori Shibata VS Rocky Romero; Shibata wins and advances.
  • FTW Contender Series: Bryan Keith VS Beefcake Boulder w/ The Iron Savages; Keith wins and advances.
  • Orange Cassidy VS Isiah Kassidy; Cassidy wins.
  • Serena Deeb VS Anna Jay; Deeb wins.
  • Nick Wayne VS Jack Cartwheel; Wayne wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Bryan Danielson & FTR VS Lance Archer & The Righteous; Bryan & FTR win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Will Ospreay VS Shane Taylor w/ Anthony Ogogo!

The Aerial Assassin gave Roderick Strong one last warning on Dynamite, but this is about paying back that knockout shot last week! Will “OSPREAY! OSPREAY!” be cashing receipts tonight? Or will it be Rumble, Bad Man, Rumble?

But before things get going, here comes The Undisputed Kingdom. Roddy, Taven & Bennett walk on out, clearly not leaving things at the face to face on Wednesday. Roddy joins commentary, the bell rings and Ospreay runs up to SHOTGUN Shane! The fans fire up while Shane bails out! Ospreay aims and PLANCHAS! Down goes Shane and the fans fire up with Ospreay! Ospreay gets Shane up and puts him in, Roddy says “Good for him.” PIP PIP CHEERIO! Cover, ONE!! Shane gets up, Ospreay kicks and CLUBS him, then fires forearms! Ospreay whips but Shane blocks. Ospreay CLUBS and SOBATS, then reels Shane in.

Shane suplexes first! Ospreay slips free, waistlocks, but Shane switches. Shane shoves, HURDLES, then CLOBBERS Ospreay! The Kingdom applauds while Shane paces around. Shane talks some trash, drags Ospreay up, and HEADBUTTS him! The fans rally for Ospreay, Ospreay fires forearms, but Shane ROCKS him right back! Ospreay flops out to the apron, the fans boo Shane, but then Taven talks smack. The ref tells Taven to back off, Shane tells The Kingdom this is how you finish the job! Shane CHOPS Ospreay and Ospreay sputters with the air going out of his lungs! Shane mocks the fans, Roddy says keep up those chops.

Shane stands Ospreay up against the post, tells Roddy to watch this, but then Ospreay POSTS Shane! Ospreay runs up to TORNADO- NO, Shane stops that and pops Ospreay around! Ospreay slips free, and shoves Shane into The Kingdom! The fans fire up and Roddy is furious! Ospreay SPLASHES Roddy with The WOOOO Energy! But while the ref is busy with The Kingdom, Ogogo sucker punches Ospreay! The fans boo but Ogogo soaks up the heat, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Shane looms over Ospreay, drags him up, and brings him around to put on the apron. Shane CLUBS away on Ospreay, the ref counts, and Shane goes up the apron. Shane runs  and APRON LEG DROPS! Ospreay sputters and flounders away, but Shane storms in after him. Shane paces, the fans rally up, and Ospreay fires forearms in return! Shane KNEES low, then scoops to BACKBREAKER! Ospreay writhes, Shane shoves him to a cover, TWO! Ogogo says it’s that close. Shane talks trash on the fans, then drags Ospreay up. Shane ROCKS Ospreay, Ospreay goes to a corner, and Shane storms up to HEADBUTT him!

Shane BODY BLOWS Ospreay and Ospreay staggers away. Shane talks Ospreay, ROCKS him again, and Ospreay drops to his knees. Shane drags Ospreay back up, to JAB! JAB! And JABS! Ospreay drops to his knees again, but Shane brings him right back up for a BEARHUG! Ospreay endures the squeeze as Collision returns to single picture. The fans rally, Ospreay fires forearm sand gets free! Ospreay fires more shots, but Shane CHOPS! Ospreay staggers, grits his teeth, and the fans fire up! But Shane CHOPS again! Ospreay headbutts the buckles to fire up! Shane CHPOS, Ospreay CHOPS, and Ospreay CHIOPS, CHOPS, CHOPS!

Shane CHOPS again, Ospreay staggers away, and Shane whips. Ospreay handsprings to NEURALIZER KICK! Roddy says so much talent, but Ospreay is still an idiot child fraud! The fans rally up for Ospreay, Ospreay kips up, and he runs up to BOOT in the corner! Ospreay shoves Shane away, goes up top, and BLINDSIDE CHEERIO! Cover, TWO! Shane is tough but Ospreay loads up the arm! The fans fire up as Ospreay aims, Ospreay runs in, but into a KNEE! Ospreay swings, Shane bobs ‘n’ weaves, and then HEADBUTTS! Ospreay wobbles, Shane reels him in, URENAGE! Shane SPLASHES down! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and Shane is shocked!

The fans fire up as Shane huffs and puffs. Shane brings Ospreay back up, scoops, but Ospreay fights around to Electric Chair and spin! But Shane blocks the rana to POWERBOMB! Shane stands Ospreay back up, but Ospreay ducks a lariat! The SOUTHPAW finds Ospreay! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and even he’s surprised! The fans are thunderous, Shane grits his teeth and drags Ospreay up. Shane runs, but into a SPANISH FLY?! Cover, TWO!! Shane survives and Roddy is mad that Ospreay even did that! But then The Kingdom stand in Ospreay’s way! Ospreay redirects, OS- NO, Shane blocks, scoops, MARCUS GARVEY DRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?

Shane is losing his cool while The Kingdom is losing their minds! Shane tucks Ospreay, lifts, but Ospreay slips free! Ospreay BOOTS, “This is Awesome!” as Ospreay goes up. Shane ROCKS Ospreay first, then climbs up. But Ospreay slips out to tuck Shane in! CHEEKY NANDOS! And AGAIN! Ospreay fires up, THIRD CHEEKY NANDOS! Then Ospreay uses the corner to help with the Canadian Rack! STORM BREAKER!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall

The Kingdom is in shock seeing the BIGGEST Stormbreaker ever! Ospreay glares at Roddy as Roddy steps to the apron. But The Kingdom flanks the ring, get in and mug Ospreay! The fans boo as Bennett & Taven beat Ospreay down! They double whip, but Ospreay holds ropes! Ospreay then DUMPS both Taven & Bennett out, BOOTS Roddy off the apron, then FLIES to take out Taven & Bennett! The #BillyGOAT gets away clean, will he be able to take The Kingdom down and bring the International Championship home to The Don Callis Family?

 

Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

Jon Moxley says, “At Double or Nothing in Las Vegas, Konosuke Takeshita-san will try to score himself a shot at the IWGP (World Heavyweight) Championship. He’s been a hell of a blue chipper for quite some time. Now, he’s got a new attitude, some new representation. And he came after me. Me. Trying to put a big ol’ notch in that gun belt. Hey, I get it. I’ve done far worse. What’s my secret? What’s the secret of the BCC? When you stand where I stand in this sport, you get used to being a target. How do we survive? Guys like you, The Callis Family, you’re in it for the gold, you’re in it for the green and chasing fame and fortune, adulation, Instagram, all that.

“BCC, we don’t give a rat’s ass about any of that. We do this because this is who we are. This is our nature. We don’t hunt because we are hungry, we hunt because we are lions. We like it. We never, ever play for money. We play for blood.” Claudio Castagnoli adds that a lot of times, he’s the voice of reason here. Even when no one listens, it’s fine. Things just keep repeating and repeating and he doesn’t like standing here to talk to the camera, because it is the most awful thing to do. What matters is going out there and showing it week after week! And y’know how many people stand back here and tell you how good they are? How great they are?

They have passion! They practice their lines in the mirror! Then they come here, tell you how really, really good they are, and how it’s just been their dream all their lives. And it’s all fake! So fake because they don’t live it one day of their lives. It’s like The Emperor’s New Clothes. Only the BCC can see it. They see through the fake, through the facade. They see through it because while others try to make a name off BCC, that’s a big mistake. You are dealing with the real deal right here! Moxley likes it. Takeshita, you started this game. At Double or Nothing, the BCC finishes it. Will The Maniac tear down The Alpha and send a message to the rest?

 

BREAKING NEWS for AEW’s “Path to All In!”

The first-ever AEW “Summer Series” is heading to the Arlington ESports Stadium, and will be based there for six whole weeks! Collision on Saturday, July 20th, ROH Death Before Dishonor on Friday, July 26th, Collision on July 27th, Collision on Thursday, August 1st, then Saturday, August 10th AND Saturday, August 17th! Make sure you get your tickets starting in June so you can be part of this inaugural event!

 

AEW hears from Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey.

It was backstage after Dynamite that The Learning Tree, after getting patched up, told Hook, “Wow, I can tell that I touched a nerve there when you hit me with that microphone and made me bleed my own blood.” But Hook, Jericho isn’t mad. It tells him that Hook is learning what it takes to be a champion again. Hook was the “For The World” Champion, and will be again some day, but it’ll take some time. Hook is still learning. Jericho is glad Hook is in the #JerichoVortex and hit him hard enough to make him bleed. It really hurts, but y’know what? It also makes Jericho proud. Makes him proud to see Hook get a little more serious! This is serious business!

This is what The Learning Tree is here for! To make Hook a better person and a better wrestler, both inside the ring and out. Jericho will need stitches, and will gladly get them. Because it is proof that Hook is learning what The Learning Tree is teaching. So in a roundabout way, thank you, Hook. And good luck in the qualifiers. Wow, that really hurts. Really got him with that mic. Hook is “learning,” but will he be the one teaching Jericho a thing or two?

 

FTW Contender Series: Hook VS Johnny TV w/ Taya Valkyrie!

The Learning Tree is giving opportunities to those who are worthy, but it will still come down to who is the most deserving. Will the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil prove he’s the only one deserving? Or will Johnny #SendHook to the back of the line?

The bell rings and the fans rally for Hook. The two circle, Johnny tests the waters with kicks. The two tie up, Hook headlocks, and Hook wrenches to a hammerlock then headlock. Hook hits a SAYANAGI, and Johnny staggers to his feet. The fans rally as the two circle again. They tie up, Johnny ROCKS Hook! Hook wrenches back to SAYANAGI again! Hook clamps on for a wristlock, but Johnny fights up. The fans duel, Johnny fights up and trips Hook up. Johnny runs to SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO! Hook is tougher than that but Johnny rains down forearms and elbows! The fans duel more as Johnny keeps throwing down shots!

Hook wants an arm but Johnny slips around to cravat. Johnny cranks the neck, Hook endures and fights up. The fans rally and duel, Hook pries at the hold to then power Johnny into a SAIDO! Hook runs up to LARIAT! Johnny staggers back up, Hook clinches and throws knees! Hook TOSSES Johnny across the ring! Johnny gets up in a huff, kicks, but Hook catches him! LEG CAPTURE SUPLEX! The fans fire up with Hook and he storms around. Hook brings Johnny up but Johnny JAWBREAKERS! Johnny ROCKS Hook, Hook ROCKS Johnny! Hook fires more shots, but Johnny kicks low! Hook dodges the lariat, but almost runs into Taya!

The ref reprimands Taya for being on the apron, but Hook turns around into a FLYING CHUCK! Johnny goes to the corner, climbs up, STARSHIP PAIN FLOPS as Hook moves! Hook is mad now, and he clamps on for REDRUM!! Johnny fights but Hook has the hooks in! Johnny TAPS, Hook wins!

Winner: Hook, by submission (advances to the Triple Threat)

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil is now moving on to Dynamite’s Triple Threat #1 Contender’s match! Will he make Jericho regret not just giving him the match?

As Hook heads out, Shibata makes his entrance! The Wrestler is also in this series, and he gives Hook a fist bump as they cross paths. Will Shibata join Hook in that Triple Threat? Or will Azucar make things sweet?

FTW Contender Series: Kastuyori Shibata VS Rocky Romero!

The bell rings, the two shake hands, and the fans cheer. Shibata and Rocky circle, the fans rally up, and the two feel things out. They knuckle lock, Shibata gets around to waistlock, but Rocky switches. Shibata switches, Rocky goes for a leg, but Shibata waistlocks again. Rocky wrenches out to a wristlock but Shibata spins and wrenches back. Rocky rolls but Shibata wrangles him! Shibata double wristlocks, but Rocky powers Shibata to ropes. Shibata still holds onto the wristlock as Rocky tries to whip. The fans rally, Rocky throws knees and powers out this time. Shibata stops himself to stomp Rocky on the back!

Shibata gets a leg, steps through, and has the FIGURE FOUR! The fans “WOO~!” as Rocky endures. Shibata puts on pressure, but Rocky crawls for ropes! ROPEBREAK, and Shibata lets go quickly. Shibata stomps Rocky, CLUBS him, then CLUBS him again. Shibata runs, but Rocky catches him into an IRON OCTOPUS! The fans cheer while Shibata endures! Shibata fights up, pops free and throws Rocky down! And it’s back to the FIGURE FOUR! Rocky endures again while fans “WOO~!” Shibata puts on the pressure, Rocky pries at the main leg, but Shibata pulls on Rocky’s legs. They roll, roll, and end up in the ROPEBREAK!

The ref counts, the leglock is undone, and Shibata brings Rocky up to bump him off buckles. Shibata fires forearms, UPPERCUTS, then UPPERCUTS again. Shibata goes corner to corner, but into a BOOT! Rocky kicks again, Shibata bocks, so Rocky reel shim in for an UPPERCUT! Rocky goes up and jumps, TORNADO DDT! Both men are down and the fans fire up while Collision goes picture in picture.

Rocky stands and he stomps Shibata. Shibata sits up, Rocky KICKS him in the back. Rocky wrenches an arm, YANKS it, then wrenches for an ELBOW BREAKER! Rocky KICKS Shibata in the bad arm, then brings Shibata around. Rocky turns Shibata over, traps the right arm and he pulls on the bad one, SACRIFICE! Shibata writhes and clutches the elbow. Rocky storms up to hook that bad arm and KNEE DROP! Rocky drags Shibata up, wraps the bad arm around the ropes, and then digs his boots in. Rocky CHOPS, Shibata drops to his knees, but Rocky wrenches again. ELBOW BREAKER! Rocky KICKS the bad arm again! And again!

Rocky cravats to snapmare Shibata, then runs to basement dropkick! Rocky fires up and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns, Rocky KICKS Shibata in the arm! Shibata eggs Rocky on and the fans rally up. Rocky KICKS again, but Shibata stands! Rocky KICKS, and KICKS, but Shibata just steps into them! Shibata DECKS Rocky and the fans fire up! Rocky is dazed but Shibata brings him up. Shibata CHOPS and the fans “WOO~!” Shibata CHOPS again, and CHOPS again! And CHOPS and UPPERCUTS and runs, but Rocky dumps him out! Shibata stays on the apron, and gets a SLEEPER! The ref counts, Rocky wrenches free to HOTSHOT the arm! Rocky reels Shibata in through ropes, to KICK, KICK and he goes up! MISSILE DROPKICK!

The fans fire up, Rocky drags Shibata to a cover, TWO! Rocky frowns but stays focused as he brings Shibata up. Rocky cravats, Shibata pushes out of Sliced Bread! Rocky’s leg jams, Shibata CLOBBERS him! Shibata comes back, leg scissor takedown into the HEEL HOOK!! Rocky flails, reaches out, but Shibata keeps him back! Rocky crawls his way over, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! The fans are torn as Shibata lets Rocky go. Shibata stomps Rocky, drags him up, and fires off forearms. Shibata UPPERCUTS, then stomps Rocky down. Shibata goes corner to corner, HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! The fans fire up but Shibata’s not done!

Shibata hits a HALF HATCH, then covers, TWO! Shibata clamps on a SLEEPER! Rocky fights up, pries at the hold, pops free to somersault clutch, TWO! Shibata swings, Rocky gets under and backslides, TWO! Shibata escapes, gets a leg, ducks the enzigiri but not the REWIND! Rocky rolls up deep, TWO!! Shibata escapes again and the fans fire up! Rocky and Shibata reset, Rocky UPPERCUTS, then HAYMAKERS! Rocky runs in, but into a fireman’s carry! USHIGOROSHI! Shibata runs to PENALTY KICK! Then he gets Rocky’s legs, for the FIGURE FOUR!! Rocky endures, flails, but he’s at center! Rocky TAPS, Shibata wins!

Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by submission (advances to the Triple Threat)

And with that, we’re two thirds of the way to that contender’s match! Shibata shows Rocky respect, Rocky shows it back, and Rocky tells Shibata to go win that title. Will The Wrestler get past the Triple Threat to get another shot at Jericho?

Well, just like Shibata did with Hook, Bryan Keith makes his way out while Shibata’s leaving. The Bounty Hunter gives The Wrestler a tip of the hat, will this be the final piece to the puzzle? Or will things get literally much bigger for Dynamite?

As the Iron Savages make their entrance, Jacked Jameson tells “all you fat morons, skinny idiots, and Low T Losers to shut up.” The fans boo instead, but Jameson says he rode the Max Rail Line from the airport to the hotel downtown, and all along the tracks, it is filled with trash! Now that they’re here in the Moto Center, it’s funny, because it’s also filled with trash! The fans boo being insulted, but Jameson says he can’t wait to leave this dump. But this is the Sauce Hoss, Beefcake Boulder! He’s sippin’ sauce, livin’ hoss, and taking everybody to #TIDDYCITY! And then he just attacks Keith!!

FTW Contender Series: Bryan Keith VS Beefcake Boulder w/ The Iron Savages!

The bell rings and Boulder fires big elbows and clotheslines into Keith in a corner! Bulky Bronson and Jacked Jameson cheer him on, but Keith slips free of the scoop! Keith KICKS and KICKS and KICKS, then runs, but into a BOOT! Boulder drags Keith up, scoops him again, and flexes as he carries Keith around. POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Keith is tougher than that but Boulder tells Jameson to pass him that Savage Sauce! Jameson gets on the apron but the ref tells him to hop down. This is all a distraction so Bronson can get involved! Boulder brings down the straps but Keith sends Bronson into Tiddy City!

Bronson falls, Keith BITES them tibbies! The fans fire up, Keith runs, but Boulder ELBOWS him down! Boulder goes up, but Keith RISING HEADBUTTS! Boulder wobbles, Keith goes up and reels him in, for DIAMOND DUST!! Cover, Keith wins!!

Winner: Bryan Keith, by pinfall (advances to the Triple Threat)

Now that was a BIG win for Bryan Keith! The Triple Threat is set, will The Bounty Hunter be just one step away from having his prize?

 

Backstage interview with Pac.

Lexy Nair has found The Bastard somewhere in the bowels of the arena, and says that last week, The Bang Bang Gang had a message for him. Does Pac care to respond? Pac says he couldn’t care less! But obviously, he saw their little message. Credit where credit is due, those guys are very funny chaps. Hilarious, even. And typically, they’re naughty behavior would really ruffle his bastard feathers. But not today. He couldn’t care less. Pac hasn’t felt a thing in weeks! And you expect him to care about those idiots?! In fact, let this be an open invitation! Make him feel something! Make him feel anything, boys! He’s begging you, daring you! Make him care. Try harder.

And as for Lexy, just leave him alone. She nods and leaves. The Bastard is in no mood, but will that all change the next time Bullet Club Gold takes aim at him?

 

Bullet Club Gold is here!

AEW returns from break, and wait! They’ve attacked Pac! They drag him out here on stage! Jay White kneels beside Pac, gets a mic, and makes Pac sit up. “I bet you care now, don’t you? Bastard.” The Switchblade & The Gunns leave Pac down and out, and White says he told Pac to stay out of their business. Is Pac going to heed the Bang Bang Gang’s warning? Or is he only going to escalate things from here?

 

The Patriarchy speaks.

Christian Cage tells Nick Wayne, “You have a match right here tonight on Collision. And it’s jut a precursor to this coming Wednesday on Dynamite, because you are gonna be facing… Swerve Strickland. I know you’re ready for it. Yo have our support.” Nick thanks Christian, and says he’s been meaning to talk with him. A year ago, when Swerve jumped him in the garage, Nick was just a boy. A kid. But ever since teaming with Christian, he has changed. Nick is now a man! And tonight, this is just a warm-up. Nick knows he can beat Swerve on his own. Nick heads out, Christian & Mother Shayna beam with pride. Will Swerve’s House soon end up in Wayne’s World?

 

Orange Cassidy VS Isiah Kassidy!

Freshly Squeezed is certainly feeling out of sorts after Trent Beretta made things all about #JustTrent. But likewise, Private Party might have to get serious as sadly, Marq Quen is again on the shelf. Cassidy or Kassidy, who wins to get themselves back on the right track?

The bell rings and the fans rally for Cassidy as he and Kassidy circle. Zay runs up, Cassidy trips him but Zay kicks him away. Things speed up, Zay hurdles, Cassidy leaps over, then they keep moving. Cassidy arm-drags, Zay needs a moment, and the fans fire up. Zay runs up, Cassidy dodges, but now Zay arm-drags! Cassidy hobbles up, blocks a hip toss, then he wrenches to a backslide! TWO, and Cassidy reels Zay in! Zay rolls Cassidy, TWO! Cassidy sweeps to cover, ONE! Zay sweeps to cover, ONE! They keep going back and forth, then Zay goes Matrix! But Cassidy powers him down, ties the legs up, BOW ‘N’ ARROW!

The fans fire up while Zay endures, and Zay pops free to cover! TWO, Cassidy avoids a boot, then shows punch! Zay stumbles back, the fans fire up! Zay bails out and wants a timeout. Cassidy does give him time on the outside, and Zay paces around. The ring count climbs, Zay hurries up but Cassidy BLASTS him off the apron! Cassidy builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and Zay avoids the desk! Don Callis is watching backstage and approves. Cassidy goes out after Zay to ROCK him with a right, then Cassidy refreshes the count. Cassidy ROCKS Zay again, refreshes the count again, taking a pause to lounge on the apron.

Cassidy DECKS Zay this time, then he puts his hands up. The fans cheer as Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets! Cassidy runs up at Zay, to SHOTGUN him into the barriers! The fans fire up as Cassidy kips up. Cassidy stalks Zay, drags him up, and whips him into more barriers! But wait, Trent is walking down the bleachers! Th efans boo but Cassidy is distracted, and Zay attacks! Zay CLUBS away, then shoves Cassidy down. Zay whips Cassidy, Cassidy reverses, Zay goes up the barriers! Zay flips up and over, then RAMS Cassidy into barriers! BARRIER BACK SUPLEX! Trent pretends to be concerned as Zay puts Cassidy in.

Zay climbs up, leaps, but Cassidy gets away! Zay rolls, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges, but runs into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Zay drags Cassidy up, whips Cassidy into a corner hard, and Cassidy tumbles up and out! Trent applauds, the ring count starts, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Zay leaves Cassidy behind, Cassidy rolls his way towards the apron but the count is 5 of 10. Cassidy stands and rolls in at 7, only for Zay to DROPKICK him back out! Zay then goes out to get Cassidy, and whips him hard into barriers! Zay mocks the hands in pockets, then he stomps away on Cassidy. Zay drags Cassidy up and puts him in the ring, then slingshot SENTONS! Zay mocks the hands in pockets some more, then soaks up the heat with a mocking thumbs up. Zay then mocks the “devastating” kicks! Zay kicks and kicks, but Cassidy fires body shots in return! Zay gets around to hit a BIG back suplex!

Zay talks trash, stalks Cassidy, then drags him up. Zay CHOKES Cassidy on the ropes, but the ref counts. Zay lets off at 4, argues with the ref, then drags Cassidy up. Zay whips Cassidy hard into buckles! Cassidy falls in a heap and flops right out of the ring. Zay drags steel steps over, talks a little trash on Trent, then grabs Cassidy. Zay SMACKS Cassidy off the steps, talks a bit more smack on Trent, but Trent tells him to focus on Cassidy. Zay drags Cassidy up to the very top of the steps, and Trent says go ahead. Zay lifts, Collision returns to single picture, but Cassidy fights back! Cassidy back drops Zay to the floor!

The fans rally for Cassidy as he gets in the ring. Cassidy grits his teeth, Trent frowns, and Zay rolls back in. Cassidy drags himself up with the ropes, the fans rally, and Zay storms up, but into counter punches! They go back and forth, Zay eggs Cassidy on, so Cassidy ROCKS him again and again! Zay RAMS Cassidy into a corner, then reels him in, to suplex! STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! The fans fire up, Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirl DDT! The fans fire up again while Trent scowls. Cassidy grits his teeth, kips up, and the fans cheer! The elbow pad comes off and Cassidy throws it at Trent! Cassidy aims at Zay, for the ORANGE- NO Zay ducks!

Cassidy tries to Alabama Lift but the back gives up! Zay CLUBS away, reels Cassidy in, but Cassidy powers up! Zay sunset flips, TWO!! Cassidy escapes, kicks, but Zay blocks and flips him off! Step over WHEEL KICK! The fans rally, Cassidy goes to a corner, and Zay runs up! Cassidy sends him into buckles! Cassidy runs in, Zay dodges, Cassidy tumbles up and out! Cassidy bumps Zay off buckles, runs him side to side for another! And then another! but Zay triangle jump STUNNERS! Cassidy wobbles, Zay reels him in, but Cassidy back drops him to the apron! Zay gets up, Cassidy BOOTS him! Zay BOOTS back!

Cassidy roars, DOUBLE BOOTS send both men down! The fans fire up as Cassidy and Zay flounder around. Cassidy sees Trent, the ref has them both calm it down! Trent says he’s just watching, he’s a good boy. Zay CALF KICKS Cassidy against barriers! Zay puts Cassidy in, but Cassidy comes back! Zay dodges the Orange Punch and it almost hits the ref! Cassidy turns around, dodges Zay, but the ref ends up helping Zay with SILLY STRING!! Cassidy staggers up, Zay runs, tilt-o-whirl and DDT! Zay keeps going, he climbs a corner! SWANTON BOMB to Cassidy’s back! Cover, TWO!!! Zay can’t believe Cassidy survives!

The fans rally, Trent is upset, but Zay drags Cassidy up and reels him in. Cassidy lifts to BEACH BREAK!! Cover, Cassidy wins!!

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall

Trent is disappointed but Callis is pleased. Is Cassidy really going to end up turning to the dark side- er, Don Callis Family? Lexy interviews Trent at ringside, saying we saw him attack his former best friends. And now he’s here in the front row to watch the match. Clearly, this is far from over. Trent says being here ringside, it is plainly obvious that he is a better wrestler than Cassidy! The fans boo but Trent says the only reason Cassidy won was because he cheated! Trent claims Cassidy is a sociopath who thinks rules don’t apply to him! But they do! Rules matter!

But while we’re all out here, Trent wants to issue a challenge for Double or Nothing! A straight up wrestling match! Trent VS “that narcissist,” Orange Cassidy! Cassidy DECKS Trent!! Cassidy drags Trent over the railing, security separates them fast! The fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” but we’ll see that soon enough. Will Trent suffer for what he did? Or will his delusional ego fuel him until he’s gotten rid of all his former Best Friends?

 

Serena Deeb VS Anna Jay!

The Professor of Professional Wrestling is preparing to take on the AEW Women’s World Champion, “Timeless” Toni Storm. Double or Nothing is just over a week away, will Deeb use the Star of the Show to tune-up for the leading lady?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. Deeb throws her shirt at Anna, then kicks her low! Deeb CLUBS away, reels Anna in, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Deeb keeps on Anna by tying her up in Paradise! Deeb sits on Anna while Anna is stuck! Deeb then rallies the fans, runs up and DROPKICKS Anna out of Paradise! The fans cheer, Deeb brings Anna up, but Anna fires off forearms! Anna whips, ROCKS Deeb, then snapmares. Anna runs to BLOCKBUSTER! Deeb staggers up, Anna reels her in, NORTHERN LIGHTS! Deeb stumbles away, Anna ROCKS her in a corner! Anna whips Deeb corner to corner, runs up, but blocks boot!

Deeb reels Anna in to KICK Anna, then slips out to the apron. Deeb avoids Anna’s shoulder thrust, to get her for a NECKBREAKER HOTSHOT! The fans cheer Deeb as Collision goes picture in picture.

Deeb storms in, drags Anna up, ripcords and ELBOWS her, then wrenches to hook Anna up, IRON OCTOPUS! Anna endures, even as Deeb bends her fingers! Anna fights her way forward, ROPEBREAK! Deeb holds until the ref counts 4, then she whips. Anna reverses but Deeb turns hip toss into takedown! Deeb sits down, has the legs, and turns Anna over for the SEATED SURFBOARD! Anna endures as Deeb rocks the boat, then Deeb lets off to hook the arms, GEDO CLUTCH! TWO!! Anna escapes, but Deeb TOSSES her out! Deeb runs up, but Anna ROCKS her back! Anna storms in, but Deeb gets a leg! DRAPING DRAGON SCREW!

Deeb runs, and she BLASTS Anna off the apron! Deeb then storms out after Anna, drags her up, and reels her in. TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT to the floor! Anna flounders, Deeb fires up, and Deeb gets Anna into the ring. Cover, TWO, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Deeb has Anna in a COBRA TWIST! Anna endures, pries at the hold, and HIP TOSSES free! The fans fire up as Deeb stands up, and Anna cradles! TWO, and Anna dodges Deeb to CLOBBER her! And ELBOW her down! Anna fires up, runs corner to corner, ELBOW! ROLLING ELBOW! Anna whips corner to corner, runs in, LEG LARIAT! The fans fire up and Anna whips again, but Deeb reverses. Anna still catches Deeb for a COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Anna hurries to get Deeb up, whips her to ropes, but Deeb dodges now! Deeb dodges again, then LARIATS Anna down! Deeb fires up and the fans are torn.

Deeb stalks Anna to a corner, runs up, but into a BOOT! Deeb roars, blocks the boot, ELBOWS Anna and hooks her up in the ropes! DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Anna hobbles, Deeb reels her in, but Anna switches! Deeb switches, Anna fights the nelson and elbows Deeb. Deeb shoves Anna to SNAP GERMAN! Then Deeb wrenches, hammerlocks, and PEPSI TWISTS! Cover, TWO!! Anna survives but Deeb keeps her focus. The fans rally for Deeb and she brings Anna up. Deeb reels Anna in, but Anna wrenches out to HOOK KICK! Anna runs, Deeb follows, CHOP BLOCK! Then Deeb stomps the bad leg, drops an elbow on the knee, then drops another elbow!

But Anna gets the QUEENSLAYER!! Deeb pushes back to a cover, TWO!! Anna lets Deeb go, gets her back up, Gory Especial! But the bad leg stops her! Deeb backslides Anna, rolls her through and reels her in! Deeb tucks the arms, for the DEEB-TOX!! But that’s not all, Deeb kicks Anna over to get that leg! HALF CRAB! Wait, Luther is out here? He is taking Deeb’s banner?! Anna TAPS, Deeb wins!

Winner: Serena Deeb, by submission

Deeb sees what that butler is up to, and she’s furious! Deeb can’t believe Storm would be so petty as to have her manservant take her banner! Mariah May walks out here now, she and Luther hold the banner open for all to see, but what’s this about? Oh well here comes Toni Storm herself! The Leading Lady looks at the banner, and strips behind it!? The banner is now a dress that wraps around Storm as she kicks off her shoes! Deeb is even angrier now, and she chases after Storm! Storm and entourage run away, will Deeb strip Storm naked of that Women’s World Championship?

 

Nick Wayne VS Jack Cartwheel!

The Prodigy of The Patriarchy, the honorary son of Christian Cage, is looking to get payback on Swerve himself next Wednesday. But will he be ready to make AEW into Wayne’s World? Or will he struggle to even get past the acrobatic wonder that is Jack Cartwheel?

The bell rings, Wayne runs up to BOOT Jack down! Wayne stomps away on Jack, lets off to soak up heat, and then takes aim again. Wayne runs corner to corner, but Jack cartwheels away! And cartwheels again! Jack runs, tilt-o-whirls and RANAS! Wayne bails out, Jack CARTWHEEL KICKS him down! The fans fire up for Jack, and he builds speed to FOSBURY FLOP, emphasis on flop! Wayne avoided disaster, then gets Jack up and into the ring. Wayne says he’s too smart for that, and he rains down fists! The fans boo as Wayne lets off, and he slams Jack down. Wayne stands on Jack’s face, scrapes him, then PENALTY KICKS him!

Wayne flexes and soaks up heat, then goes back to Jack. Wayne pats Jack on the face, goes up and up, into WAYNE’S WORLD!! Wayne goes to cover, but then says no, that’s not good enough. Wayne sits Jack up, tells Swerve that he’ll be waiting. “Whose House?”! HOUSE CALL!! Cover, Wayne wins!

Winner: Nick Wayne, by pinfall

Message sent, but surely The Realest doesn’t sweat Nick Wayne. Will Swerve make Wayne’s World come crashing down? Or is this a trap game so close to Double or Nothing?

 

Six Man Tag: Bryan Danielson & FTR VS Lance Archer & The Righteous!

It would seem there’s a bounty out for The Elite’s opponents in Anarchy in the Arena. The American Dragon, Cash & Dax don’t mind, though, because they’re always down for a fight! Will AEW’s Top Guys prove to the EVPs that if you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself? Or will The Murderhawk Monster alongside good o’ Dutch & Vincent show that #EverybodyDies?

The teams sort out and Dax starts against Vinnie. The fans rally up, the two circle, and they tie up. Dax puts Vinnie in a corner, Vinnie turns things around, and Vinnie smothers Dax. Vinnie throws body shots, lets off as then ref counts, then throws more body shots. Vinnie brings Dax around to scrape off the ropes! The ref reprimands, Vinnie lets off, and he whips corner to corner. Dax hits buckles hard, and Vinnie gets in Dax’s face! “This is for the EVPs, man!” Vinnie whips corner to corner, Dax reverses and CHOPS Vinnie down! Dax snap suplexes, drops a leg, then covers, TWO! Dax keeps Vinnie from his corner, tag to Cash.

Dax feeds Vinnie to Cash’s knees, then Cash fireman’s carries. He and Dax work together, assisted GOURD BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Cash headlocks, Vinnie powers up but can’t power out. Cash hits a takeover, grinds Vinnie down, and Vinnie fights up. Vinnie powers up, drops down then ELBOWS Cash! Vinnie says, “Dig what I’m saying?!” Vinnie stalks Cash to the corner, tags Dutch, and The Righteous mug Cash! The fans boo, the ref reprimands, and Dutch DECKS Cash. Dutch scoops Cash to SLAM him down! Dutch smirks at Dax, then drags Cash up. Dutch whips, Cash goes up and over and keeps moving! He even ducks the boot!

Dutch scoops, Cash slips out to JAB! JAB! JAB! Cash bobs ‘n’ weaves then DROPKICKS! Tag to Dax, FTR double whip Dutch to double body shot, and DOUBLE RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Cover, TWO! Dutch is tougher than that but Dax keeps on Dutch. The fans want Bryan, Dax whips but Dutch reverses. Dax BOOTS back, goes up, FLYING BULLDOG! Archer gets in to choke grip! Bryan and Cash make the save, Vinnie joins in, and it is a brawl! The fans fire up as Bryan TOSSES Vinnie! Cash ROCKS Archer, Dax throws Dutch out! Bryan runs Vinnie into barriers, and Collision goes picture in picture!

Bryan has people move aside so he can sit Vinnie in the corner. Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! Bryan then runs side to side, and he DROPKICKS Vinnie into barriers! Bryan revels in the cheering, FTR keeps after Archer and Dutch. Cash CHOPS Archer, Bryan SMACKS Vinnie off the apron, and Cash high-fives fans before he CHOPS Archer again! Cash leaves Archer behind so he can help Dax with Dutch. Vinnie turns things around on Bryan, Cash HEADBUTTS Dutch! Cash puts Dutch in the ring, then scares Vinnie off. Bryan & FTR regroup, but Archer still gets a shot in on Bryan!

The teams regroup, Dax DECKS Vinnie before getting in the ring. Dax runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Dutch BODY CHECKS him! Cover, TWO! Dutch looms over Dax, drags him up, and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Vinnie, the Righteous mug Dax, and the ref counts. Vinnie slaps Dax around, brings him around and snapmares, then clamps on a chinlock. Vinnie squeezes tight but Dax endures and Collision returns to single picture. The fans boo but Dax endures. Dax fights up and the fans rally up. Dax throws body shots, but Vinnie ROCKS Dax! Vinnie puts Dax up top, climbs up after him, but Dax throws hands in return!

Vinnie falls back, but Dutch storms up! Dax throws hands on him, too! Dax then leaps, but into a BOOT from Vinnie! Vinnie then BASEMENT FLATLINERS! Cover, TWO! Vinnie drags Dax up, puts him in the corner and tags Archer. Archer BODY BLOWS, then he ROCKS Dax! Dax flops through ropes, but Archer brings him back in. Archer runs corner to corner to ELBOW! Archer keeps moving, and he ELBOWS Dax again! Archer keeps going, but Dax dodges! The fans fire up and Dax storms up. Archer puts Dax up top! Archer ROCKS Dax, then inverted crucifix lifts! But Dax CLAWS Archer’s face and BITES his forehead!

Dax steadies himself up top, but Archer STEP UP KNEES! Archer runs again, but only gets buckles! Archer staggers, Vinnie tags in! Vinnie gets Dax’s legs, but Dax kicks Vinnie away! Dutch tags in, runs up, but Dax avoids the elbow drop! Hot tag to Bryan! The fans fire up as Bryan fires off forearms! Dutch stays up so Bryan CHOPS, CHOPS and KICKS! The fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” with every KICK! Bryan whips, Dutch reverses but Bryan goes up and over! Bryan keeps moving, ducks ‘n’ dodges, to LEAPING LARIAT! Portland is thunderous as Bryan KICKS, KICKS and KICKS! Bryan winds up, BUZZ- NO, Dutch ducks it!

Dutch shoves Bryan to ropes, Bryan stops himself, and Dutch runs up. Bryan dumps Dutch out, builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and Dutch hits railing! The fans fire up as Bryan puts Dutch back in! Bryan goes up, Dutch stands, Bryan MISSILE DROPKICKS! Down goes Dutch, Bryan kips up! Vinnie runs up, Bryan dodges! Cash DROPKICKS Vinnie! Bryan & Cash coordinate, cash DROPKICKS Dutch! Bryan DROPKCISK Dutch while Cash DROPKICKS Vinnie! Cash PLANCHAS Vinnie, Bryan runs, but manages to escape the Scrapbuster! Bryan wrangles Dutch into the omoplata! Dutch fights around, but ends u in the LEBELL LOCK!

Archer STOMPS Bryan! Cash runs up, into a SPINEBUSTER! Archer gets Dax, for the CHOKE SLAM!! Archer roars, he and Vinnie stomp away on Bryan! The fans boo but Dutch joins in. Dutch then tags Vinnie, The Righteous gets Bryan up, AUTUMN SUNSHINE!! Cover, Cash breaks it!! But Archer SHOVES Cash out! Vinnie goes up, Archer runs in but Cash sends him into steps! Bryan trips Vinnie! Cash tags in, Bryan goes up! Cash goes to the adjacent corner! Bryan has Vinnie for the SUPERPLEX!! That’s the Power, Cash SPLASHES for the Glory! Cover, Dutch runs up! Cash moves, Dutch SPLASEHS Vinnie!

Cash fires off on Dutch, then runs to LARIAT! Archer BOOTS Cash! Archer hoists Cash up top, but Bryan’s back! BUSAIKU KNEE! But Dutch hits a SCRAPBUSTER! But Cash hits a TORNADO DDT! Vinnie has Cash for a roll-up! TWO!! Vinnie back suplexes but Cash lands out! Dax gives Cash a lift up and over, then Vinnie turns around into the SHATTER MACHINE!! Cover, Bryan & FTR win!

Winners: Bryan Danielson & FTR, by pinfall

Three-fourths of Team AEW made it work, and surely The Elite is not happy about this! But then The Righteous attack! Archer hits Bryan with an APRON CHOKE SLAM! This was never about the match but about the damage done! AUTUMN SUNSHINE for Dax!! Archer goes looking under the ring while The Righteous get Cash up. Vinnie finds a chair! Archer CHOKES Dax, Dutch JAMS Cash with the chair! That chair is set down, Archer uses another to JAM Dax again and again! The fans boo, but no back-up is coming with Eddie injured and Darby absent. Archer lifts Cash, for a FULL METAL BLACKOUT!!

Cash writhes on top of the steel, but the torture isn’t over! The chair is put on top of Dax and Vinnie goes up! FULL METAL SWANTON BOMB!! But here comes Daniel Garcia! He has a chair, too! Garcia JAMS Archer, DECKS Vinnie, then hits a SAIDO on Dutch!! Garcia runs up to clothesline Dutch up and out! The fans fire up as Garcia runs off Vinnie and Archer, too! But was the save a little too late with FTR suffering the worst of it? Are The Elite going to make sure there’s no one to even be on Team AEW?


My Thoughts:

A very good episode of Collision here, and of course more is set up for Double or Nothing. Very good promo from Moxley and Claudio, and Moxley VS Takeshita is made, but it will just be an IWGP World Heavyweight Championship  Eliminator, not a straight up title match. Maybe that means Takeshita wins so that he earns a title match for Forbidden Door, and then he loses there. Though, if that’s the case, Moxley must be getting past Evil at NJPW Dominion just a few weeks before Forbidden Door. Moxley’s great in the ring and all but I’m starting to agree with Shota Umino in his interview, where he said NJPW should not be some feeder to AEW.

Interesting for AEW to have Collision stationed in one spot for a six week stretch like that. Is this to make up for bad ratings/attendance for Collision? I mean, if they keep Collision interesting during that time, sure. Having something like tonight’s FTW Contender Series could help. I figured Hook would make it in, and same for Shibata. It seems the new attitude for The Iron Savages won’t count towards anything on AEW programming, Keith took Boulder out pretty easy. Hook VS Shibata VS Keith is going to be great stuff, and seeing as Jericho’s promo naturally called out Hook, there’s a good chance Hook wins. Though it’d be a great twist in the story if it wasn’t Hook or even Shibata but Keith getting his shot so that he can have another PPV title match under his belt.

Great stuff out of Ospreay VS Taylor, and I figured Ospreay would win. Great little brawl of him fighting off The Kingdom, though I was kinda hoping at least Kyle Fletcher would show up to connect the dots on Don Callis Family backing each other up. Great match of Cassidy VS Kassidy, even with Trent showing up ringside as a partial distraction. Great win for Cassidy, and Cassidy VS Trent is now made for Double or Nothing. That could go either way depending on how this courting of Cassidy goes for Don Callis, which also probably relates to how things go for Ospreay in that International Championship match. I still don’t want Cassidy to go Heel and I still don’t see Callis making a Face run work.

Very good promo from Pac to call out Bang Bang Gang, and wow I didn’t think Bang Bang Gang would get him so soon. Still unclear if this becomes a trios thing even though the Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Champions do need to defend those titles at some point. But even just Pac VS White 1v1 would be awesome stuff, would love to see it. Good promo from The Patriarchy, and of course Nick Wayne wins, even though this has also been his first singles match in months. He sure isn’t beating Swerve but that probably ends up just a set-up so the Patriarchy can beat Swerve down, keeping the go-home math in Swerve’s favor.

Very good match from Deeb VS Anna, and what an out of the box move for Storm to take Deeb’s banner and make it a dress. Still hard to say what happens at Double or Nothing, but the fans are still just so in love with Storm, it doesn’t feel like she’s losing the title. And great Six Man Tag main event, great win for Bryan & FTR but I should’ve figured there’d be a beatdown. Garcia making the save is great, and honestly it’s a little surprising he wasn’t “the fourth man” over Darby. Garcia has teamed with FTR before, there’s history with Bryan when Garcia was torn between Bryan and Jericho, something about that makes even more sense than Darby just not liking The Bucks & Jack Perry.

But at the same time, Anarchy in the Arena being No Disqualifications, Garcia can still get involved to help. In fact, many AEW wrestlers could get involved to turn this into AEW’s Avengers Civil War/Endgame whatever. Which would be a great way to top off the PPV that makes five years of AEW, honestly.

My Score: 8.7/10


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