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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (1/17/24)

Dynamite brings gold to North Charleston!

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OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW TNT Championship: Christian Cage w/ The Patriarchy VS Dustin Rhodes; Christian wins and retains the title.
  • Orange Cassidy & Trent Beretta w/ Chuck Taylor VS Penta El Zero Miedo & Komander w/ Rey Fenix & Alex Abrahantes; Cassidy & Trent win.
  • ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS Bullet Club Gold; Bullet Club Gold wins and become the new ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions.
  • Deonna Purrazzo VS Anna Jay; Deonna wins.
  • Private Party VS Top Flight; Top Flight wins.
  • AEW World Championship: Samoa Joe VS Hook; Joe wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Samoa Joe arrives backstage.

The AEW World Champion is ready for his title defense in tonight’s main event, but Hook is also arriving! Will the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil make his biggest match yet into his biggest victory yet?

 

AEW TNT Championship: Christian Cage w/ The Patriarchy VS Dustin Rhodes!

Captain Charisma has his “sons,” Nick Wayne and Killswitch/Luchasaurus by his side, ready to defend against the son of the American Dream. Will Christian continue to be a winning role model? Or will we have a Natural as the Face of TNT?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is truly the living legend here!

The bell rings and Dustin storms up, but Christian uses ropes as defense. Fans boo and Dustin backs off, but Christian steps out of the corner. Dustin and Christian circle, tie up, and go around. Fans chant “Christian Sucks!” as he and Dustin go along ropes. The ref counts, Dustin lets off slowly and Christian again uses ropes as defense. The two reset, the fans rally up and Dustin again circles with Christian. They tie up, Dustin powers Christian back, but Christian turns things around. They go along ropes again, end up in a corner, and the ref counts again. Dustin lets off and he stares Christian down.

Christian adjusts his turtleneck as things reset again. Christian and Dustin feel things out, the fans rally up, and then Christian kicks low! Fans boo but Christian ROCKS Dustin with uppercuts, then stomps away! The ref counts as Christian punches away at the ropes. Christian lets off to whip, but Dustin whips Christian away and SNAP POWERSLAMS! Cover, TWO! Christian bails out, fans boo, but Christian trips Dustin to pull him into the corner! But Dustin YANKS Christian into the post first! Dustin goes out to throw Christian into railing, then CHOPS him! Dustin brings Christian over to SMACK off the desk!

Fans fire up as Dustin CLAWS Christian’s back, throws hands, and then follows him along the way. The ref has Luchasaurus stay back, and Dustin whips Christian into steel steps! Christian takes a tumble, Dustin goes up the steps to LEAPING LARIAT! Fans fire up and Dustin puts Christian in the ring. Dustin stands Christian up and climbs in the corner, and he rains down fists! Fans count along, Dustin goes al the way to nine before he takes a deep breath, and says “SUCK IT!” before TEN! Dustin then brings Christian around, but Christian throws body shots. Christian goes up the corner but Dustin UPPERCUTS!

Dustin climbs up from the outside, and he aims for the floor! Christian throws body shots, then HOTSHOTS Dustin off the crossbar! Dustin falls to the floor, Christian climbs back up, and he SUPER CROSSBODIES! Down goes Dustin and the fans fire up! Christian crawls his way back to ringside while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ref checks Dustin but he’s somehow okay to continue. Christian leaves Dustin to the count, and Nick wants the count to go faster. The ref keeps the count fair, but Dustin is still down past 5 of 10. Dustin rises at 7, hobbles his way over at 8, and slides in at 9, only for Christian to stomp away on him! Christian stands on Dustin, lets off as the ref counts, and Christian taunts those taunting him. Christian storms back up on Dustin to CLUB him, and Dustin goes to ropes. Christian CLUBS him again, but Dustin hits back! Christian kicks low and CLUBS Dustin down! Christian then turns Dustin for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!

Christian fishhooks Dustin’s face! The ref reprimands, Christian drags Dustin over to put him on the ropes, then CHOKES him! The ref counts, Christian lets off, and he argues with the ref so that Luchasaurus can UPPERCUT Dustin! Christian paces around Dustin, cocky covers, TWO! Christian still flexes on Dustin, then sits Dustin up to put his knee into Dustin’s back. Dustin endures, fights up, and Dynamite returns to single picture as Dustin fires off body shots! Dustin gets free, he runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Christian ducks the crossbody! Dustin crashes and falls to the outside, but Christian hurries to put him back inside!

Christian climbs a corner, fans boo, but Christian FROG SPLASH FLOPS as Dustin moves! The fans fire up while both men are down! Dustin and Christian stir, rise up, and Christian UPPERCUTS! Dustin UPPERCUTS back! Christian UPPERCUTS, Dustin UPPERCUTS, repeat! They go back and forth, Dustin gets the edge with haymakers and another UPPERCUT! Christian rebounds, into the atomic drop! Dustin runs to BOOT Christian, then whips him to a corner. Christian bounces off buckles so Dustin whips him again! Another rebound and a BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Christian stays in this but Dustin stays calm.

Fans rally up as Dustin blocks the thumb poke! Dustin SLAMS Christian down, then CATAPULTS him into a corner! Dustin then sticks Christian’s legs in the ropes! The fans fire up, Dustin gest space, but Christian gets loose to BOOT back! Christian runs up, but Dustin UPPERCUTS the Spear away! Then he hops on, CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Christian survives and Dustin grows frustrated. The fans rally up as Dustin rises, but Christian wants mercy? Then he just YANKS Dustin into ropes! Christian CHOKES Dustin by standing on him, then slingshots out, only to whiff! Dustin ROCKS Christian, then considers his options.

The fans fire up and Dustin builds speed, to DIVE into a HAYMAKER! Christian REVERSE HOTSHOTS! Dustin falls, Christian climbs, and FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Dustin survives and Christian is furious! Christian hurries outside, and he grabs the title belt! Christian storms in, the ref tells him no. The belt is confiscated, Christian still storms up on Dustin, but Dustin catches him to a cradle! The ref is too busy handing the belt over, and Nick Wayne tips the cradle in Christian’s favor! Fans boo but now the ref sees the cover! TWO!!! Dustin survives and Nick is furious! Christian SLAPS Dustin around and talks trash on him!

Christian drags Dustin up, puts him in a corner and fires hands! Dustin fires back! Fans fire up as Dustin ROCKS Christian again and again! Dustin backs Christian down to another corner, ROCKS him again, then BULL- NO, Christian powers out this time! And ELBOWS him! Christian goes up, Dustin trips him up! Christian’s back in position and the fans are thunderous! Dustin scares Nick off, the ref reprimands Nick, and that allows for SHATTERED DREAMS!! Fans fire up as Dustin gets away with it, and he hoists Christian up top! Dustin climbs after Christian, to SUPERPLEX!!

But that’s not all, as Dustin dragon sleepers! CROSS RHODES!!! Dustin covers, TWO?!?! Christian survives and fans can’t believe it! Nick then trips up Dustin! Dustin storms out after Nick, but Luchasaurus is there! Luchasaurus choke grips, but Dustin kicks him low! Christian distracts the ref so that Nick can hit SUPER WAYNE’S WORLD, but get caught! Dustin gives Nick a DESTROYER to the floor!! Dustin hurries back in, Christian is working on a buckle pad but the ref tells him to stop. Dustin runs in, Christian dodges and sends Dustin into the post! Christian hurries to aim from the other corner, and Dustin staggers around.

Dustin turns, into the SPEAR!! Christian then drags Dustin up, chicken wings and turns him around, KILLSWITCH!! Cover, TWO?!?! Dustin shocks everyone, most of all Christian! Those were Christian’s best shots, what is it going to take now?! Christian shouts at Dustin, but Dustin flips Christian off! Christian chicken wings and turns again, KILLSWITCH AGAIN!! Cover, Christian wins!

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

Dustin was defiant to the end, but it wasn’t enough to tear down Captain Charisma! What will it take for Dustin to hold singles gold in AEW? As for Christian, with his “family” always watching his back, what will it take for someone to take that title away from him?

 

Backstage interview with Swerve Strickland.

Renee Paquette is with The Realest, and says two weeks ago, he made it known he has his sights set on the AEW World Championship. So then we can only assume that he will have his eyes on tonight’s main event, Samoa Joe VS Hook. Swerve chuckles and says he has his eyes everywhere. He’d be foolish not to pay attention to the main event. So whether it is Joe or Hook that comes out as champion, it doesn’t matter. Swerve’s been laser focused on that world title. He was preoccupied with the Continental Classic, and no he didn’t win, but out of everyone that came out of it, who are we talking about the most?

Swerve is on everyone’s mind, and that makes him the most dangerous man coming after the most coveted prize in the industry. Renee notes another man who wants that prize is Hangman Page. Swerve chuckles again. Like he said, he’s got eyes everywhere. Hangman is an impeccable wrestler, he was an impeccable champion. Swerve watched Hangman defeat Kenny Omega, Bryan Danielson, and even Jon Moxley in as Texas Deathmatch. Even recently, Hangman ran through Roderick Strong, JD Drake and Claudio Castagnoli. Hell, if God opened up the clouds above and everyone was challenged to face him, Swerve feels Hangman has a chance.

But he still couldn’t beat Swerve. Swerve has won twice now, has no reason to do it again, and has no one left to prove it to. Whose house? Swerve’s House. But who will Swerve be stepping to at the end of the night?

 

Backstage interview with Chris Jericho.

Renee is now with The Ocho to talk about Battle of the Belts 9, and how the AEW World Tag Team Championships slipped past him and Sammy Guevara. Sammy is understandably not here after his wild drop from the truss, but what can Jericho say about where Le Sex Gods go from here? Jericho wouldn’t say those titles slipped past them. They were ripped away by the Don Callis Family! “Takeshita, Hobbs, YOU caused us to lose to Big Bill & Ricky Starks! YOU caused Sammy Guevara to be injured so he’s not here tonight! YOU took what was rightfully ours! And Takeshita, you hit me with a kendo stick to cause me to get powerbombed through a table!”

So what is Jericho gonna do now for revenge? Barbed wire baseball bat? Pane of glass? Pizza cutter? Jericho doesn’t know, but he does know this. Jericho beat Takeshita in Tokyo, but that match doesn’t mean as much anymore. Now Jericho will SEEK & DESTROY Takeshita’s ass! Matt Sydal hurries over to say Jericho is losing it. Losing it over this loss? That’s not the Jericho that Sydal knows. To get over this loss, Jericho has to get back in that ring and beat someone who beat him in the past, like Sydal. Oh, Sydal wants a match? Well, Jericho does respect Sydal. Some would even say he was born to do this.

Maybe Sydal’s right, Jericho does need a match. A match on Rampage, right here in North Charleston, South Carolina! But Jericho must warn Sydal: he has a lot of pent up aggression, so be careful what you wish for. See you on Friday. Jericho takes his leave, but will accepting this challenge be more like falling into a trap?

 

Orange Cassidy & Trent Beretta w/ Chuck Taylor VS Penta El Zero Miedo & Komander w/ Rey Fenix & Alex Abrahantes!

Best Friends are returning to full power now that the Kentucky Gentleman is once again ringside with them, but the same can be said now that the Immortal Firebird is back with his amigos! Will Freshly Squeezed & #JustTrent get a big win to celebrate? Or will Penta Y Komander show they both have #CeroMiedo?

The teams sort out and Cassidy starts against Penta. They circle, the fans rally up, and the fans duel, “CERO! MIEDO!” “FRESHLY SQUEEZED!” Penta tells Cassidy to listen: CERO! MIEDO! Then he pie faces Cassidy! Cassidy takes his sunglasses off, hands them to the ref, and puts his hands up. But Penta stops him, to say CERO! MIEDO! Another pie face and Cassidy is annoyed. Trent reaches out, Cassidy cools off, and he puts his hands up again. Penta wrenches an arm to KICK a leg! Uno! KICK! Dos! But Cassidy avoids tres to arm-drag! Penta arm-drags! Cassidy arm-drags again, then avoids Penta!

Penta avoids Cassidy’s splash, Cassidy avoids Penta’s leg drop, but Penta ducks the Penalty Kick to roll Cassidy up! Cassidy rolls through, ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but Penta stops the DDT! Penta throws Cassidy away, but Cassidy puts his hands up! And then in his- NO, Penta SUPERKICKS Cassidy down! Fans fire up as Penta builds speed, but Trent gets in to CLOBBER him! Penta tags Komander, Komander kicks Trent low and springboards to LARIAT Trent down! Then Komander DIVES onto Cassidy at the ramp! Komander goes up to springboard again, but into Trent’s HALF ‘N’ HALF!

Fans fire up as Trent fetches Cassidy into the ring. Cassidy covers, TWO! Fans rally, Cassidy brings Komander up, Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Cassidy bumps Komander off buckles, tags Trent, and Trent storms up, only for Komander to throw body shots. Trent knees Komander down, then brings him around. Trent CHIPS Komander, and Komander flops out of the ring! Trent storms out after Komander, stomps him, then brings him up to CHOP again! Trent whips Komander hard into railing! Trent storms up on Komander, brings him up again, and then CLUBS him down! Trent refreshes the ring count, drags Komander up, and whips him hard into railing again! Trent hauls Komander back up, puts him back in the ring, then covers, TWO!

Trent keeps cool, tags in Cassidy, and they get Komander up. They double suplex high and hard! Cassidy covers, TWO! Cassidy drags Komander over, to then SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Cassidy puts his hands up, to put them in his pockets! Cassidy fires “devastating” kicks on Komander, then turns them into stomps! Cassidy then “runs” to basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Cassidy drags Komander up, Komander throws body shots, but Cassidy ROCKS him! Tag to Trent, and Trent BLASTS Penta! Trent & Cassidy double whip, Komander goes up and over and to a corner while Dynamite returns to single picture!

Cassidy runs in, but into a BOOT! Trent ROCKS Komander, hoists him up top, then CLUBS him on the back! Trent puts Komander in the Tree of Woe, Cassidy runs in, but Komander sits up to avoid the basement dropkick! Komander gets free, dodges Trent then tilt-o-whirls to RANA Trent up and out! Fans fire up as Komander drags himself back up. Cassidy hurries in to stop Komander but Komander kicks and kicks and KICKS Cassidy away! Hot tag to Penta! Fans fire up as Penta ducks ‘n’ dodges to SLINGBLADE! And SLINGBLADE again! Trent returns, Penta blocks the kick to hand it to Cassidy, then SUPERKICKS Trent!

Penta dodges Cassidy, half nelson and pump handle! Komander builds speed to FLY out onto Trent! Then MADE IN JAPAN!! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy survives and the fans fire up! Penta is frustrated but he hears the fans chant “CERO! MIEDO!” and “LUCHA! LUCHA!” Komander tags in, Penta reels Cassidy in, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Trent trips Komander! Cassidy wrenches out, dodges Penta, and tilt-o-whirls to DDT! Hot tag to Trent and Trent hurries after Komander. Trent pie faces Komander around, then fires forearms! The ref counts as they’re in the ropes, but Trent keeps firing off! The ref has to back Trent down!

Trent cools off, but Komander SLAPS! Trent kicks low, reels Komander in, and then POEWR- NO, Komander slips free! Trent whips, Komander reverses and MOUSE TRAP! TWO!! Trent gets up, but Komander wrangles Trent again, ghost pin!! TWO!! Trent CHOPS Komander, Penta sneaks a tag, and Trent runs up, into the GAMANGIRI! Komander sets up and Penta uses him as a step, for a DESTROYER on Trent! Komander goes up, Penta steadies the ropes for him, and Komander tightrope walk SPRINGBOARD SPLASHES!! Cover, CASSIDY BREAKS IT! Fans fire up again! Chuck coaches Best Friends, Fenix & Alex coach los luchadores.

Cassidy throws Penta out, ducks Komander’s roundhouse but not Komander’s HEEL KICK! Komander then hurries to another corner and fans fire up as he climbs! Komander PHOENIX- NO, he has to bail out as Trent moves! And then Trent BUSAIKU KNEES! Trent fires up, but Penta SUPERKICKS him first! Penta says CERO! MIEDO! Penta runs, but Cassidy moves Trent aside! Cassidy catches Penta to a BEACH BREAK! Off comes the elbow pad, for the ORANGE PUNCH!! Trent hurries to Alabama Lift, and tucks in for the CRUNCHY!! Cover, Best Friends win!

Winners: Orange Cassidy & Trent Beretta, by pinfall

In their first time being 2v2 together, Cassidy & Trent make it work! And then Chuck gets in the ring so they can- be interrupted by The Undisputed Kingdom’s Roderick Strong, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett… NOT what the people wanted. But with The Undisputed Kingdom coming for all the gold they can get, we already know why they’re here. They flank the ring, eyes on the AEW International Championship. Best Friends still stand their ground, but Roddy gets a mic to tell Cassidy, “I know you’ve heard me say it to the fans. I know you’ve heard me say it to other people. But I came out here to say it to your face. So take off your glasses and look me in the eyes.”

Fans boo but Roddy tells “ORAAANGE! Take your glasses off now!” Cassidy shoves Roddy instead! Roddy says they could end him right here and now, but they aren’t going to. That’s because Cassidy has been “a fighting champion, willing to take on anyone at any time, but yet tonight, you decide to wrestle in a tag match and not defend the AEW International title. But why? Is it all becoming too much? Are you afraid you have nothing left in the tank to keep it? Or is it because it belongs to me? And I’m coming for it, and you can’t face it.” Roddy says that title DOES belong to him, he IS coming for it, and he is here to make Cassidy face it!

Fans tell Roddy to STFU but he tells THEM to shut up! He’s telling Cassidy something! Cassidy says okay, okay, okay. Roddy’s got it, let’s do it here and now! Fans fire up, Roddy throws his shirt off, but then says no, not now. Fans boo but Roddy tells Cassidy that Cassidy will have to wait until March 3rd, live on PPV at Revolution! Because Roddy wants Cassidy these next six weeks to live with that fact, to accept it, and to wake up every day knowing- Fans call Roddy an A-hole! Roddy tells them to shut up! Roddy wants Cassidy to know every day until then, he is just keeping that title warm for Roddy.

The Undisputed Kingdom takes their leave, but will they be adding one more title to the collection soon enough? Or will Cassidy make Roddy’s challenge into just whatever?

 

Backstage interview with Hangman Page.

Renee is with the Cowboy now for his scheduled interview. And she notes Hangman recently said having a title around his waist has not always been his main focus, but here in 2024, he has made that the exact thing he’s honed in on. What is the reason for this change? Hangman says if you think back on the past five years, “you will not find another soul on this planet who cared more about the AEW World Championship than I have. Who treated it with reverence. Who needed it.” But what Hangman has realized about himself is that he wanted to win the title.

But in 2024, not only does he want to win it, not only does he need to win it, he will hold it, make it his, put his name back on it, and he will keep it there for as long as he can. Renee brings up how Swerve also wants the title, and how he had some choice words for Hangman, namely that Hangman just can’t beat him. Hangman says Swerve sure thinks about him a lot. Hangman doesn’t really think about Swerve at all. But if Swerve said Hangman can’t beat him, then Hangman will tell Swerve that it doesn’t matter. Because Swerve isn’t World Champion, Samoa Joe is.

Hangman will be watching the main event tonight, and if Hook somehow wins, then maybe it’ll be Hook. God be with Hook if it is. The Cowboy has made his mission known, will he be able to bring down whoever holds that title in the near future?

 

AEW welcomes Mark Briscoe & the Briscoe Family!

The Sussex County Chicken is here, on the anniversary of the day we tragically lost Mark’s brother, Jay Briscoe. Papa, Mama and the whole Briscoe bunch is ringside as Mark grabs a mic. Mark tells South Carolina, “What’s good, babay~? I come to you tonight representing the baddest tag team in the history of this planet, Dem Boys, the Briscoe Brothers.” The fans chant for “DEM BOYS! DEM BOYS!” Mark nods and says, “Tragically, one year ago tonight, my partner, my brother, he passed on, man. Car accident. Moved to the next level of existence.

“Y’know, they say generations come, generations go. Man, my nieces were in the truck with him. And tragically, they told my oldest niece they were injured severely, told my oldest niece, ‘You’ll never walk again.’ However…!” Fans cheer as Jay’s daughter walks out here with her brother and sister! Mark says God is on His Throne, and DEM BOYS are here, dammit! They won’t stop cuz they can’t stop! They ain’t going nowhere! Mark thanks every one of the fans, the Briscoes love you all, God Bless! Mark and the family hug it out, and fans cheer them on. We miss you, Jay Briscoe, and we will never forget you.

 

Renee has a sit-down interview with The Young Bucks.

She says it is good to have Nick & Matt Jackson back in AEW, and notes they requested this time to speak. Nick says yes, and apologizes for cutting her off. Please show more respect to them by addressing them by their full, God-given names of Nicholas and Matthew Jackson. They are Executive Vice Presidents, and it is time they take those jobs more seriously. Oh, well, okay then, let us talk about this job and being more serious. We’ve seen the temper tantrums and public meltdowns of the past, and rumors- Rumors? Matt sees she wants to go there, and hopes she doesn’t actually believe any of those rumors now. The things people say and write about them.

Matt says none of that is true. But let’s just say hypothetically some of it was. Let him ask her this: What would she do to preserve and protect her life’s work? To protect her child? Renee & Moxley have a lovely daughter, by the way. But Matt knows what he would do, right? So please, consider that when coming at them with “rumors,” okay? But again, we’re talking hypothetic. In fact, think about what you’d be willing to lose. Would she be willing to lose her relationship with friends and coworkers? How about her reputation or legacy? If she knew all that she’d lose in hindsight, would she still do what she does?

If it meant there would be a “healthy, sustainable, thriving wrestling company called AEW,” he knows his answer: HELL YEAH. He’d do it all again! And speaking of this company, Renee got paid, didn’t she? You’re welcome. Well, okay, then switching gears to keep things on track, let’s talk Sting & Darby Allin, the moment last week, Daily’s Place and The Bucks’ return. Walk us through those moments. Well, the Bucks started AEW before Renee got here so she doesn’t know, but their mission was, “Change the World.” And they did! They were disruptors, rebels, spitting in the face of tradition! It was out with the old and in with the new!

For awhile, AEW was doing that, they were changing the world. But somewhere along the way, AEW lost their way. The culture shifted, toxicity crept in, and the perception was just different. Matt knows why: they started to lean on yesterday’s “self-serving, superficial, cancerous superstars.” And Renee brought up Sting, this isn’t about Sting. Sting is none of those things. He is great! A role model employee, so awesome. He’s in the conversation for Greatest Of All Time, Matt is even envious of how people talk about Sting. Matt can only hope the people will talk about The Bucks like that one day.

However… It’s about what Sting represents. Sting is the last of a dying breed, and the image of Sting isn’t in line with what The Bucks want to do with AEW. So unfortunately for Sting, The Bucks will have to say goodbye to Sting and everybody like him. Matt says The Bucks would never ask anyone to do something they weren’t willing to do themselves, and Nick agrees. So is this the official challenge to Sting for Sting’s final match? Nick gets his phone out, and he shows Matt something. As EVPs, they will pull some strings. This is done, they’ve got a meeting. The Bucks leave, are they really going to throw their authority around just to tear down The Icon?

 

ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Mogul Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS Bullet Club Gold!

Just as The Undisputed Kingdom wants all the gold for themselves, the same goes for Swerve Strickland’s Mogul Embassy and Jay White’s Bang Bang Gang! Will Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona continue their dominance as a trio? Or will Austin & Colten help them all Breathe with the Switchblade?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see which faction is strongest!

The teams sort out, White starts against Liona and the fans rally up. White and Liona circle, tie up, and Liona powers White to a corner. The ref counts, Liona lets off, but then White ducks the chop! White CHOPS, CHOPS and fires off forearms! The fans fire up but Liona pushes White away. Liona runs up, White dodges and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Liona TOSSES White to a corner, White BOOTS back, and then White LARIATS! Liona stays up so White LARIATS again! White dodges a lariat but Liona CHOPS him down! Fans fire up, Liona stomps White, and he drags White up to carry him over. Liona KNEES away on White!

The ref counts, Liona tags Kaun, and Liona SLAMS White down for Kaun to slingshot senton! Cover, ONE!! Kaun drags White up and kicks low to then UPPERCUT and CHOP! White falls, but Kaun hauls him up to suplex. White slips free and then blocks a kick to DRAGON SCREW! Hot tag to Colten! Colten bumps Kaun off buckles, stomps a mudhole in, and fans fire up. Colten tags Austin, he drags Kaun up to bump off buckles. Austin goes corner to corner, but Kaun avoids the splash! Tag to Cage, Austin dodges Cage to JAB, JAB, pop ‘n’ lock, mock Nana’s dance, and ROCK Cage! Austin whips, Cage reverses and SUPERKICKS!

Cage runs in the corner now, to UPPERCUT! And GAMANGIRI! And GERMAN SUPLEX! Nana uses his dance to mock Austin now! Tag to Liona and he tags Kaun. Kaun sends Liona in but Austin BOOTS him! Kaun runs in but Austin boots, only to get caught! DRAPING BACKSTABBER and ELBOW DROP! Kaun covers, TWO! Kaun looms over Austin and Nana says this is what happens when you play games, while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Kaun kicks Austin around, stalks him, and then puts him in the corner. Kaun ROCKS Austin, tags Cage, and they double whip Austin to ropes. They DOUBLE ELBOW Austin, Cage covers, TWO! Austin stays in this but Cage stays on him. Cage ROCKS Austin, stands Austin up and RAMS him into the corner! Cage CHOPS Austin, Austin flounders away, but Cage drags him over. Liona tags in, he stomps Austin, then glares at Colten. Colten coaches Austin, but Liona stands Austin up. Austin CHOPS Liona, and CHOPS, but Liona DOUBLE CHOPS him down! Liona taunts Colten, the ref keeps Colten back, and Liona CHOKES Austin!

The ref reprimands Liona but he lets off to haul Austin up. Liona TOSSES Austin out, Austin hits the floor hard, and Kaun tags in. Kaun storms over to Austin to stomp him around. Kaun taunts Austin, drags him up, and CLUBS him. Kaun follows Austin as he flounders around ringside, then puts him back inside. Kaun looms over Austin, ROCKS him with a right, then kicks him around. Austin throws body shots, but Kaun CHOPS Austin down! Austin sputters as he sits up, and Kaun cocky covers. TWO, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Kaun BLASTS White, swings on Colten, then drags Austin back up.

Kaun whips but Austin uses that to BLAST Cage & Liona! Austin then goes up and over Kaun to hot tag Colten! The fans fire up as Colten rallies on The Embassy with LARIAT after LARIAT! Liona runs up, Colten dodges and DROPKICKS him out! Fans fire up with Colten as he SPLASHES Cage! Colten then runs to juke and NECKBREAKER! Kaun is up, Colten spins him around to a FULL NELSON SLAM! Cover, TWO! Colten hurries to stand Kaun up, kick low, “SUCK IT!” Colten runs, Kaun drops and Liona POUNCES! Fans boo as the Embassy regroups and drags Colten up.

Nana says to end this, and they ROCK-A-BYE BOMB!! Then the fireman’s carry so Kaun can AIR RAID CRASH! Cover, BCG breaks it!! Cage & Liona TOSS Austin & White, those two flounder away, and then Cage whips Liona in! But White sends Liona up and over railing, into the timekeeper’s area!! Fans fire up as Cage fireman’s carries White, but White slips free to POST him! The Machine falls, but Kaun stalks Colten! Kaun kicks low, GLORY TO MOUNT- NO, Colten powers out with a back drop! Hot tag to White! White CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Kaun ends up in a corner, White just CHOPS him more!

White MACHINE GUN CHOPS like he’s Satoshi Kojima! White whips but Kaun reverses, only for White to dodge the splash! URENAGE! Cage returns to DISCUS LARIAT! The Gunns get Cage on a 3:10 TO YUMA!! Kaun DOUBLE SHOTGUNS The Gunns! Kaun hurries to haul White up, but White clinches! BLADE- NO, Kaun shoves free, distracts the ref, and Nana trips White! Fans boo as Kaun then fireman’s carries, GUTBUSTER DROP!! Cover, TWO!!! White survives, he’s a NJPW Grand Slam Champion for a reason! Nana is furious, he grabs a belt! Kaun distracts while Nana storms in!

Fans boo but ANTHONY BOWENS IS HERE! The Five Tool Player snatches the belt away from Nana! Nana freaks out, sees White, and he really panics now! White mocks the dance, but then Kaun rolls him up! TWO!! Kaun kicks low, underhooks, but White wrenches free! BLADERUNNER!!! Cover, BCG WINS!!

Winners: Bullet Club Gold, by pinfall (NEW ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions)

And now there is GOLD in Bullet Club Gold! Bowens made the save, is he on to something about #BangBangScissorGang? Max Caster & Daddy Ass appear, too, offering the scissors. BCG don’t respond, but Austin does look over that way. Are we on the verge of seeing AEW’s first super group?

 

Adam Cole & Wardlow speak.

The Undisputed Kingdom’s leader says, “Y’know what’s horrifying? It’s that Wardlow has not even scratched the surface on what he’s capable of. But now with the Undisputed Kingdom, Wardlow will be unbeatable. This man will go down as the most DOMINANT AEW professional wrestler of all time, I promise you that. And just wait and see until Wardlow continues to run over opponent after opponent after opponent until there’s nothing left but the AEW World Championship, which will be the property of The Undisputed Kingdom. Ain’t that right, big man?” Wardlow smiles, and says, “BOOM!” When and where will the War Dog’s warpath reach the top of AEW?

 

“Timeless” Toni Storm is here!

And the AEW Women’s World Champion, accompanied by butler, Luther, and super fan, Mariah May, makes her way to ringside. She is prepared to once again join commentary so that she may keep a close eye on this next match.

Deonna Purrazzo VS Anna Jay!

The Virtuosa has battled Storm in the past, and hopes this match will jog Storm’s foggy memory. Will the leading lady realize what is in store? Or will the Queenslayer remind everyone why she is the Star of the Show?

The bell rings and the fans rally as the two circle. Anna and Deonna tie up, go around, and Deonna wrenches to a wristlock. Anna wrenches, Deonna rolls and rolls and gets free. Fans cheer while Deonna kicks some dirt at Anna. Anna shrugs that off, waistlocks, but Deonna switches. Anna bucks the O’Conner, dodges Deonna, but Deonna goes under. Deonna baits Anna into a stepover and roll-up, TWO! Anna hurries to step over, La Magistrol, TWO! Deonna hurries to her feet, wrenches Anna to UPPERCUT the arm, and then UPPERCUTS it again! Deonna wrangles Anna by that arm, isolates it, and STOMPS it! Cover, TWO!

Anna scrambles to ropes and Deonna gives her space. But then Deonna storms up and Anna BOOTS her away! Anna slips out as Deonna runs back in, and Anna ROCKS Deonna to put her in the ropes. HOTSHOT NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up and Anna storms in to cover, TWO! Anna is annoyed and Toni is very expressive on commentary as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Anna stands on Deonna at the ropes, CHOKES Her, and the ref counts. Anna lets off at 4, then drags Deonna up to SMACK her off the mat! Anna soaks up the cheers and jeers, then SMACKS Deonna off the mat again. Anna brings Deonna up to bump her off buckles, but Deonna fires a forearm! Anna stomps Deonna, bumps her off more buckles, then digs her boot in. The ref counts, Anna lets off at 4, and she brings Deonna up. Deonna ROCKS Anna but Anna ROCKS Deonna! Anna SMACKS Deonna off the mat, Toni is expressive again, and Anna covers, TWO! Anna drags Deonna around, facelocks, and snap suplexes! Cover, TWO!

Anna stays focused as she brings Deonna around. Anna stands on Deonna’s hand and then STOMPS it! Deonna goes to a corner, Anna storms up and ROCKS her! Anna ROCKS Deonna again, then snapmares. Anna pushes Deonna down, TWO! Anna puts on a full nelson but Deonna endures. Fans rally, Deonna fights up, and Deonna grabs at Anna. Anna holds on as Dynamite returns to single picture, but Deonna JAWBREAKERS free! Deonna ROCKS Anna, dodges her, and CLOBBERS her! And CLOBBERS her again! Deonna kicks low, runs and KNEE LIFTS to RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Deonna goes for arms but Anna counters to a cover, TWO!

Anna stands, Deonna BOOTS her down! Cover, TWO! Deonna is annoyed, Toni mistakes Ian Riccaboni for Tony Schiavone, and fans rally. Deonna brings Anna up, but Anna wrenches and HOOK KICKS! And BACKSTABBERS! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives and Anna grows frustrated. Anna drags Deonna up but Deonna swings! Anna catches her to a QUEENSLAYER! Deonna drops, victory rolls, FUJIWARA! Anna scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Deonna lets go at 4, Toni is expressive again as she munches on macarons, and Anna ROCKS Deonna! Deonna ROCKS Anna! Anna ROCKS Deonna, Deonna ROCKS Anna!

The fans rally, Deonna catches Anna’s arm to the FUJIWARA! VENUS DE MILO! Anna verbally quits, Deonna wins!

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by submission

Toni admits that is an impressive armbar. She pets Ian’s head like a cat, is she planning on being the Bond villain to Deonna’s hero?

Renee joins Deonna in the ring to congratulate her, and says Deonna has no problem earning her shot at the AEW Women’s World Championship. So this is two impressive wins within just four days. Toni said she wanted to meet with Deonna, but seeing as she’s right there, does Deonna have anything to say to her? Of course. Deonna tells Toni, “I don’t know what’s gotten into you. We’ve known each other for a long time. Hell, we used to be like sisters!” Toni pretends to have no idea what Deonna means. But Deonna says that since coming to AEW, it is clear to her that Toni has changed. But so has Deonna.

Deonna says Toni might’ve been friends with Deonna Purrazzo, but she has never met THE GREATEST Women’s Technical Wrestler in the World, The Virtuosa! Fans cheer, and Toni storms off commentary to get a mic of her own. “Technical? You want technical?!” Toni has Luther hoist her up and walk around with her. “Technically speaking, you are an artificially tanned hag! My past is none of your concern. I oughta march into that ring and sock you right in that box!” Uh, what? Toni says we have to go to commercials, though, so stick around! Chin up, tits out, and watch for the shoe~! MARIAH THROWS TONI’S SHOE FOR HER!

Deonna avoids the slipper, then throws it back! Toni takes off another shoe, Mariah throws it and it hits Deonna! Deonna throws that back, but Mariah runs for it. Luther carries Toni away, “How DARE~ she?!” Toni says Deonna is toast, but will she be the one written out of the title picture?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

On top of Jericho having that rebound match with Sydal, we see Kris Statlander take on Queen Aminata! Will the Galaxy’s Greatest get back on track towards a title? Or will the Queen of Guinea earn her own way to an opportunity? And speaking of rebounds, Penta wants to get back up from his tag loss tonight in a singles match of his own, will he show Anthony Henry what it is to have Cero Miedo? Then last but certainly not least, Darby Allin takes on Jeff Hardy in a battle of daredevils! Will the Relentless One show he’s more than ready to help Sting step to the Young Bucks? Or will the Charismatic Enigma render it all OBSOLETE?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

The Blackpool Combat Club is looking for redemption of their own as Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli team together against Eddie Kingston & Ortiz! Will The American Dragon & Swiss Superman get even with The Mad King? Or will Eddie having his old friend back by his side make him even stronger than before? And after the brutal beat down to end last week’s Collision, Daniel Garcia rises up to go after Buddy Matthews! Will Red Death bring down the Aussie Juggernaut?

 

Private Party VS Top Flight!

Marq Quen is ready to get back in action alongside Isiah Kassidy, and they wanted to return in big fashion. They did so by calling out Darius & Dante Martin and getting this match made! Two young and hungry teams are about to clash, who comes out of it one step closer to the AEW World Tag Team Champions?

The teams sort out and Darius starts against Zay. The fans rally up for Private Party as Zay and Darius tie up. Darius headlocks, Zay powers up and brings Darius to his knees. Zay pops out the back, headlocks in return, but then Darius spins Zay to a facelock. Zay wrenches out, drop toeholds, then facelocks in return. Darius wrenches out to hammerlock, but Zay moves around, Darius trips him, hooks an arm and flips him to a cover, ONE as Zay goes Matrix! Zay gets moving, fans fire up, but Darius arm-drags! Zay staggers up, runs again, but he turns Darius’ arm-drag into his own! Zay then trips Darius, Darius kicks Zay away, and both men kip up!

The fans fire up as the two jaw at each other, but then they shake hands. But Zay uses that to reel Darius in for a headlock! Darius powers up and out, Zay holds ropes and ELBOWS back! Tag to Quen, and fans fire up as Zay goes after Darius. Darius powers out of the neckbreaker and tags in Dante! Fans fire up as all four men now stare down. The ref tells them to cool off, the four fist bump to show there’s still respect here, and now Quen and Dante circle. The fans rally up, Quen goes for a leg, but Dante steps up and over. Dante headlocks, Quen powers out, but Dante whips him, only for Quen to avoid the arm-drag.

Quen shakes his recovered shoulder, then shoots after Dante’s repaired foot! Dante jumps over, goes for that arm, wrenches, but Quen rolls through. Quen trips Dante, Dante kicks him away, but Quen still wants the leg! Dante uses that to reel Quen in, headlock, and then go for the arm. Dante arm-drags hard and has the armlock! Fans cheer, Quen endure sand rolls to trip and toehold! Dante moves around, they go around and around, Dante kicks Quen off the ankle lock! Fans cheer this surprisingly technical exchange, and then Quen runs in. Dante dodges mule kicks, then whips. Quen ducks ‘n’ dodges, goes up and tags Zay to RANA GAMANGIRI COMBO!

Zay springboards to SQUEALING CROSSBODY! Dante goes down, Quen runs up on Darius but Darius ROCKS him first! Zay runs to springboard STUNNER Darius down! Fans fire up as Private Party stands tall, and Zay says, “We back, baby! We back!” Fans chant “Shots! Shots! Shots!” as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Zay storms up on Dante but Dante throws body shots. Dante and Zay go fist for first, Zay ROCKS Dante and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Quen, Private Party double whips to then DOUBLE ATOMIC DROP, and they SPLIT the wishbone! Then DOUBLE BASEMENT DROPKICK! Quen drags Dante back up, brings him over, and stomps a mudhole into Dante. “Shots! Shots!” then tag to Zay. Zay drags Dante up, then sets him up for Quen. Quen runs in but Dante tosses him up and out! Quen hits the floor, Dante dodges Zay and Zay hits buckles. Dante goes up and around then GAMANGIRIS!

Dante WRECKS Quen for good measure, then goes up top! Zay tries to trip him up, but Dante just leaps up and over, hot tag to Darius! Darius rallies on Zay, BOOTS Quen, then ELBOWS Zay! Darius UPPERCUTS again and again, Quen storms in but Darius CHOPS him! ENZIGURI for Zay! Darius runs up, Quen dodges but then Darius BOOTS! Darius reels Quen in, and he gets Private Party for a DOUBLE TORNADO DDT! High stack on Zay, TWO!! Zay survives and Darius is annoyed but he drags Zay up. Darius CHOPS Zay, tags Dante, then wrenches Zay for an atomic drop and UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO!

Dante clamps onto Zay for a top wristlock. Zay endures, but Dante CLUBS him! Tag to Darius as Dynamite returns to single picture. Darius CHOPS Zay, snapmares, and then rolls through to trap the arms in a mounted cording hold. Zay endures, the fans rally with “AHN~ YEAH!” Zay fights back but Darius CLUBS him down. Tag back to Dante, Darius CHOPS! Top Flight double whips Zay to the corner, then Darius sends Dante in. Zay BOOTS Dante, then kicks Darius low! Zay goes up and over Darius, Dante gets around to waistlock, but Zay runs to ropes to fling Dante out! Hot tag to Quen! Quen then hurries to DIVE, and he sends Darius into the desk!

Quen gets back in, he builds speed again, and he FLIES out to take down Dante at the ramp! Quen just keeps moving, and he FLIES out onto Darius! Then he FLIES out onto Dante!! Quen pumps and the fans fire up again! Quen drags Dante up, puts him in, and then climbs a corner. Dante’s in the drop zone, Quen 450 SPLASHES!! Cover, TWO!! Dante survives and Quen is frustrated. Quen drags Dante up again, throws hands down on him, then whips. Dante reverses to JUMP KNEE! Hot tag to Darius! Darius runs up, BULLDOG HOTSHOTS, and then GAMANGIRIS! Dante SUPERKICKS! Darius STEP-IN COMPLETE SHOTS!! Cover, Zay breaks it!!

Dante storms back in to get Zay up. Dante whips but Zay reverses to TOSS Dante out! Zay runs up on Darius but Darius ELBOWS! Then TIGER WALL PELE! Quen runs up, FLAPJACK DROPKICK! Darius tumbles away, Dante runs in, SKY HIGH KNEE! SUPERKICK for Zay! Dante whips, Zay reverses to SCREW HIGH KICK! The fans fire up again as Zay goes to the far corner. Zay run sin, but Dante BOOTS him! Dante goes up, but gets some GIN & JUICE!!! But Darius is back to waistlock Quen! Quen switches, O’Conner, with ropes!! Private Party wins!!

Winners: Private Party, by pinfall

Darius can’t believe it, but Quen might’ve just snatched that one away! Action Andretti hurries out here to point out the controversy, but there’s nothing that can be done about it now. Private Party says peace and they bounce, but will they be getting their “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” at tag titles soon enough?

 

Darby Allin & Sting have a message.

The Relentless One says since Sting’s arrival in AEW, they have accomplished so much together. 26-0 as tag partners, and Sting even said Darby is the best tag partner he’s ever had. For Darby, “the most important part of a story is not the beginning, it’s not the middle, it’s the end. And this story’s gonna end with me and Sting as AEW World Tag Team Champions.” It’s showtime, but will the Relentless Icons really be bringing the gold into Revolution?

 

AEW World Championship: Samoa Joe VS Hook!

In many ways, this match between the True King of Wrestling Television and the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil has been a long time coming, and it is so fitting that it is for the biggest title in AEW. There will be NO commercial breaks during this match, but will we see someone be broken before this is all over?

The introductions are made, #PrettyPlatinum is raised, and we see just what it takes to be on top of the world!

The bell rings and fans sing “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” But Hook runs up to fire off on Joe! Joe shoves Hook away, Hook comes right back and fires off more fists! Joe TOSSES Hook out, but Hook is right up to throw more shots! Joe CHOPS Hook, whips him, but Hook jumps up onto the railing to FLYING FOREARM! Fans fire up as Hook fires off more shots, but Joe throws Hook back into the ring. Joe storms in, Hook fires more shots, then runs, only for Joe to ELBOW him down! Fans fire up for “JOE! JOE! JOE!” as he paces around. Joe waits on Hook to get up, then JABS! JABS! And body shots! Joe fires off a flurry, then CHOPS Hook down!

Joe storms around, then CHOPS Hook again! Joe whips Hook corner to corner, back body blocks and PELES! Hook drops to his knees and Joe asks, “You understand yet?” Hook shakes out the cobwebs but Joe stands him up. Joe snapmares Hook to CHOP him on the back! Hook writhes but Joe sits him up again, to PENALTY KICK! Joe lines up a shot, and ELBOW DROPS! Cover, TWO! Hook is still in this and Joe is annoyed. Joe drags Hook up, but Hook clinches! Joe CLUBS Hook, KNEES him low, then brings Hook around. But Hook CHOPS! Hook TACKLES Joe, then runs side to side to SLIDING LARIAT!

Joe bails out, Hook goes to the apron and FLYING FOREARMS again! Both men are down on the outside, the fans rally up, and Hook hauls Joe up. hook brings Joe closer to the desk, but Joe fights the clinch again! Joe clinches Hook now, to URENAGE Hook on the desk!! The desk falls apart and the fans lose their minds!! Joe marches away from Hook, a smirk on his face. The ref checks Hook, and he’s somehow still in this. Joe shrugs and asks, “Do you understand yet? Huh, Hooky?” Hook flips Joe off!! Joe drags Hook up, to APRON POWERBOMB!! Hook flops down and Joe leaves him behind while the ref wants Doc Sampson to step in!

Sampson checks Hook while fans tell Hook he messed up, and even Taz has to step away, being more father than commentator right now. Joe steps into the ring, leaving this to the ring count now. Hook is still moving, but the count reaches 5 of 10. Hook pushes himself up, Sampson asks him what he wants to do, and Hook clearly wants to still fight. The count is 7 of 10, Hook hobbles and slides in at 9! But Joe whips him to a corner! Hook rebounds into the SNAP POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Hook is still in this and Joe is frustrated. Joe drags Hook back up, fireman’s carries, and he DEATH VALLEY DRIVERS!! Cover, TWO?!?!

Hook is showing heart and toughness beyond his years but Joe is more amused than anything. The fans rally as hard as they can, Joe bumps Hook off buckles, and then he hoists Hook up top. Joe CHOPS Hook, tucks him in, and carries Hook out for the MUSCLE BUSTER!! Cover, ONE?!??!? Since when does anyone survive the Muscle Buster?!? Hook has new life as he dodges Joe, to LARIAT! And LARIAT! And LARIAT again!! Hook fires off shots on Joe in the corner! Joe shoves Hook away, but Hook clinches! T-BONE SUPLEX!! The fans are electric as Hook rises again! Hook stalks Joe, and clamps on REDRUM!!!

No, Joe pries the hold open and arm-drags free! COQUINA CLUTCH!!! Joe has Hook caught in the body scissors, too! Hook claws at the grip but Joe’s arms at so big! Hook is fading, the ref lifts the arm! It drops once! It drops twice! It drops AGAIN, Hook is OUT! Joe wins!!

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

That glare from Joe shows Hook surprised even him with how much he put into this fight. And even as Joe takes his leave, Hook sits up again. Hook tells Joe that this ain’t done! “Is that all you got?!” Joe runs up to kick low! Joe tucks Hook in again, MUSCLE BUSTER!!! Fans boo and the ref reprimands! But wait, is Hook sitting up again? Doc Sampson hurries in but Hook still shouts at Joe! Even Taz can’t believe his son is this nuts! But as Joe storms his way back to the ring, HANGMAN rushes out there! Joe bails out before The Cowboy slides in, and Hangman tells Joe to try that on him! And then we see Swerve watching from the crowd!

Joe snarls at the two men chasing after him. Are the walls closing on on the AEW World Champion? Will Joe have to deal with #CowboyShid or Swerve’s House next? Hangman and Swerve then stare each other down, and Swerve reminds Hangman, 2-0. Will Swerve have to make it three in order to get past Hangman and head for the title? As for Hangman, he goes back to Hook to help him stand up. The fans cheer, Hook gives a thumbs up, and heads out with his FTW Championship. Will tonight’s match serve as proof that Hook will be world champion one day?


My Thoughts:

A great Dynamite here, especially the title matches. TNT Championship to open was a great match, with Dustin getting a great showing, but of course Christian retains thanks to his henchmen. Though, I never thought about it before, but there’s a bit of a logic gap in the whole “handing belt over” distraction spot. Why doesn’t the timekeeper or whoever that’s being handed the belt say something to the ref? Couldn’t Justin Roberts tell Aubrey that something was going on? But oh well, most pro-wrestling tropes need to stay in order for Heels to survive.

Great tag match from Cassidy & Trent VS Penta & Komander, great win for Cassidy & Trent, and of course this match was just so The Undisputed Kingdom could show up and Roddy could tell Cassidy they’re having their title match. And of course, being the Heel, Roddy’s gonna wait until Revolution so that he can be ready. And if anything, Cassidy’s gonna add a couple more defenses to his reign before then, meaning he’ll be all banged up before every having to face Roddy.

Great Six Man Tag title match, and while I anticipated Bowens showing up to help Bang Bang Gang, I didn’t think BCG would actually win. Great move for the story, because now the two trios championship teams logically could join together so that they’ll be the biggest and completely golden faction under the AEW/ROH roof. Or Jay White could be greedy and say it’s winners take all. Either way, this should make for some interesting stuff. Really good match from Deonna and Anna Jay, Toni being great on commentary again. Naturally, Deonna won, but good promo between her and Toni to keep in mind that this is the title match for Revolution.

Really good promo from The Young Bucks, and I really like them making their new personas the mean Heel authority figure. They’re arrogant about being EVPs, passive aggressively threatening Renee’s job, and are taking a totalitarian approach to how they’re pushing their booking agenda, ready to crush anyone that doesn’t fit it. Basically, the very few good things about Heel Vince in WWE. Darby has a good response in that he doesn’t even really acknowledge The Bucks, he is calling out Starks & Bill. I could see the EVP Bucks making Darby & Sting VS Starks & Bill for the titles sometime before Revolution, so that Darby & Sting VS Bucks at Revolution can be for the tag titles.

That way, with help of kayfabe, we get to what really should’ve happened all along rather than the Bucks dropping the title opportunity to Jericho & Omega. Nothing on Omega, that debacle is on Jericho. Who really didn’t need to have a promo tonight, and didn’t need to set up a match with Sydal. And the way Sydal got Jericho to take this match was weirdly two-faced. Sydal talking like he’s encouraging Jericho but it feels more like Sydal thinks he can catch Jericho off balance and get a win for himself. Jericho should’ve been written off alongside Sammy, then come back closer to Revolution, or even after Revolution. But no, Jericho still needs to feud with Don Callis Family, can this be where Paul Wight makes a triumphant return to go after Hobbs?

Awesome moment with bringing Mark Briscoe out, as well as Jay’s daughters who made it through the car crash. Great video for him, too, and I hope we still get something like another Reach for the Sky ladder match to honor him. Just no wild spots like what injured Dante. Awesome tag match from Private Party and Top Flight, but is Quen cheating to keep that pin partly why they ditched Private Party VS Hardy Boyz? Cuz they’re all gonna end up Heels together anyway? Kinda lame move to me, Tony Khan, but whatever. And just an awesome main event from Joe VS Hook, though I feel like Hook getting new life to kick out of anything at one was too much. Near falls are fine, but him to suddenly reach a new gear was a lot, even for someone as popular as him.

But it did help Joe unleash his savagery in giving Hook another Muscle Buster. Hangman storming out there was good, and Swerve watching was also good. They both had great promos tonight, they’re definitely having that third match even though Swerve did win 2-0, but something about that in itself feels like Tony should’ve let Hangman get one. If it was 1-1, then the #1 contendership going to the tiebreaker makes sense. That is a trope they should keep in tact so that logic can survive.

My Score: 8.9/10


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

Rumble, bad man, rumble!

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The tenth edition goes the X-tra mile!

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW Collision bleeds over a bit.

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

 

Backstage interview with Hook and Katsuyori Shibata.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

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

 

Backstage interview with Rocky Romero.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

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

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.6/10


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

The Don Callis Family is out for blood!

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Will the Blackpool Combat Club survive this Collision?

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Toni Storm, Mariah May & Luther.

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

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

 

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite.

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

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

 

Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor Promotions!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Athena & Billie Starkz.

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

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

 

Backstage interview with The Undisputed Kingdom.

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

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

 

Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by submission

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

 

Pac speaks.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Red Velvet.

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

 

Mark Briscoe speaks.

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

 

Tony Schiavone is on stage.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Deonna Purrazzo speaks.

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

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

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

 

The Don Callis Family speaks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.7/10


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