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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/20/24)

Toronto is Rated R!

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Who utters those two dreaded words?

Christian Cage and Adam “Edge” Copeland once again battle for the AEW TNT Championship, in what promises to be a brutal I Quit match! Who wins and who survives this Rated R grudge match?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW Continental Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Kazuchika Okada; Okada wins and becomes the new AEW Continental Champion.
  • Hook VS Chris Jericho; Hook wins.
  • Toni Storm & Mariah May w/ Luther VS Deonna Purrazzo & Thunder Rosa; Deonna & Rosa win.
  • Open Challenge: Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS The Butcher; Swerve wins.
  • AEW TNT Championship I Quit Match: Christian Cage VS Adam “Edge” Copeland; Edge wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.

PLAY BY PLAY

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

“Fans, we were so excited a week ago to welcome one to the AEW roster of the biggest stars in the entire world. And we know you wanna see her live, let’s bring her in right now, The CEO, Mercedes Mone!” Toronto fires up and chants along as The CEO makes her entrance in bright red and white for Canada. Mercedes joins Schiavone in the ring and he says the crowd says it all. The floor is hers. The fans cheer as Mercedes takes the mic and says, “Torontooo~! Please say hello to your new C E O.” The fans cheer again, and Mercedes says she is still on a high from last week at Big Business. She missed all of this.

She missed the ring, the ropes, the fans! She missed all of this! And she is so excited to be here in AEW. The fans cheer that, and again chant, “C E O! C E O!” Mercedes a lot of them don’t know this, but all of this almost got taken away from her. This almost got taken away from her ten months ago, with an injury that almost ended her career. It was in the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship match against Willow Nightingale. Now, she knows that’s the past, and this is her new home, and a lot of people might not know who “Mercedes Mone” is, so she asked the production truck to play the video she put together so that we can all get a taste of Mone.

The fans cheer as the video highlight reel begins. Highlights from last week, but also Renee Paquette saying, “She is an iconic global star. From the red carpets of Hollywood to the runways of Paris. But her true calling: dominating professional wrestling everywhere around the world.” Footage from NJPW and Stardom show Mercedes defending the IWGP Women’s Championship and competing for the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship. “Now above all else… Mercedes Mone is All Elite.” The fans cheer in the present, and Mercedes says she was rocking and rolling, kicking but all over the world, but then it got taken away from her.

She didn’t know how she was going to come back, but she knew that she needed to come back. Minor setbacks make for major comebacks! And now, here she is, as the CEO! The fans cheer that, and Mercedes makes her mission clear. She isn’t here to lead an evolution. She did that. This is going to be a global revolution! She is here to face the very best women in AEW and around the world. Now, about last week, when Julia Hart, the TBS Champion, and Skye Blue attacked Willow. They must not have heard Mercedes earlier when she said she has unfinished business with Willow. And anyone who gets in her business will go bankrupt!

Mercedes says you will pay when you mess with Mone! Mic drop and the fans chant again, but then the lights go out! Everyone understands what this means, and then when the lights come up, Julia is on the ramp! And Skye is sliding into the ring! But Mercedes blocks the haymaker to spin her around, for a BACKSTABBER! But then Julia slides in! Mercedes blocks Julia’s kick to KNEE her and then hook her up! But Skye saves Julia from the Money Maker! The fans boo but Mercedes says come on then! Julia & Skye go looking under the ring, and they bring out chairs! Mercedes sees she’s in trouble, but wait! Here come Willow & Statlander!

The fans fire up as the Galaxy’s Greatest Babes with the Power also have chairs! Julia & Skye back off, then the lights turn off! And when they come back up, the House of Black is gone. And Willow is aiming at Mercedes?! Fans are torn, but then Mercedes turns around. Willow drops her chair, showing she could’ve. Mercedes asks if that was really what she was gonna do. Mercedes storms off, and Willow will just have to save all that for tonight’s Street Fight on Rampage.

 

Backstage interview with Kazuchika Okada & The Young Bucks.

Alex Marvez says tonight, the Continental Championship is on the line, as The Mad King defends against the man who pinned him last week in trios action, The Rainmaker, Kazuchika Okada. Nicholas Jackson commends Marvez for showing respect and using Okada’s full name. But next time, show even more respect by speaking Okada’s native language of Japanese. Matthew says it’s fine, Okada is new here. Has Marvez heard of Duolingo? Matt’s already down 165 consecutive days so he is crushing it. For example, he asks Okada, “Mizu arigato gozaimasu.” Okada understands, Matt wants water.

See? So it’s fine, Marvez, you’re trying. But this man right here, just look at him! So dang handsome, so friggin’ charismatic, and he has a big Continental title match tonight. And if there’s anyone who rises to the occasion, it’s Okada. Nick says tonight, the Continental Championship has “Continental Rules,” which means one important thing. Matt knows, they can’t be ringside. Bummer. But you know where they will be? Behind the curtain, headsets on, and they will be Okada’s personal match producers to catch all the action and replays. They have Okada’s back. How is “Rainmake” feeling? Okada tells Eddie in Japanese that he’s taking that belt, and he’ll make it rain.

Then in English, “Eddie, I’m coming for your title.” Okada heads out, Matt asks if Marvez got that first part. No. Then study up and know it by next week, dumbass. Matt says tonight’s gonna be a great show, let’s kill it! The Bucks head out now, will Marvez ever win?

 

AEW Continental Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Kazuchika Okada!

The Mad King has been defending the Triple Crown so much, it feels odd that only one belt is on the line. But whether it’s one belt or all three, Eddie is looking to humble the biggest star to come out of NJPW perhaps in its entire 52 year history! Will Eddie still have all the gold after tonight? Or will The Rainmaker make it reign in AEW already?

Renee Paquette is on the ramp and she says Toronto knows how to make big moments. Tonight, the legendary Okada makes his AEW singles debut for the coveted Continental Championship. She had the chance to speak to Eddie earlier, and Eddie said that any person has a 50-50 shot of winning in that ring. Tonight, Eddie looks to dispel the mystique of Okada. Eddie makes his entrance now, the introductions are made, and the Continental belt is raised. Tonight, we see what it takes to pry even one belt from the Mad King’s grip!

The bell rings and the fans fire up as Eddie stares down Okada. Toronto is dueling between “EDDIE! EDDIE!” and “O-KA-DA! O-KA-DA!” The two feel things out, circle, and then tie up. They’re in a deadlock, and Eddie powers Okada back step by step. They end up on ropes, Eddie lets off but Okada turns things around. Okada lets off slowly, but then fakes the chop to pat Eddie on the shoulders. Eddie doesn’t even blink, he just fires off fast hands! The fans fire up as Eddie then snapmares and KICKS Okada, then CHOPS! Then KICKS! Then CHOPS again! Okada falls back and the fans are thunderous already!

Eddie looms over Okada, drags him up, and turns him to then CLUB him down. Okada bails out and the ref keeps Eddie back. The fans boo but Okada uses the ring count to catch his breath. Eddie chases Okada around the outside, but then Okada suckers Eddie in to CLUB him down! Okada drags Eddie up, CLUBS him again, then headlocks. Okada grinds the hold, but Eddie pries at it. Okada clamps on tighter, the fans rally up, and Eddie powers out. They RAM shoulders but Eddie shakes his head. Eddie dares Okada to run, so Okada runs, and they RAM again! Okada eggs Eddie on now, so Eddie runs, to run Okada over!

The fans fire up but that took something outta Eddie’s shoulder, too. Okada flops out of the ring, a count begins, but Eddie storms out after Okada. Eddie chases Okada again, they go up the ramp, but Okada kicks low! DDT to the floor! Eddie writhes and Okada grins, maybe even laughs at Eddie, and we get a shot of the Bucks fist bumping while they sit next to Tony Khan. Matt wants a replay so we get a replay of the DDT. Okada puts Eddie in the ring while the fans duel, and Okada stalks Eddie to the far side. Okada brings Eddie up and around, turns him, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Eddie writhes, but Okada stands on him for a cover, ONE!

The fans boo the arrogance but Okada just grins. Okada then grabs Eddie’s arms to wrap him up in a straitjacket! Eddie endures, the fans rally, and Eddie fights up. Eddie powers up and out but Okada knees low! Okada snapmares Eddie to then run and basement dropkick! The fans rally and duel while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Okada goes back for Eddie, slaps him around, and looms over him. Eddie CHOPS, but Okada eggs him on. Eddie CHOPS again, and Okada still eggs Eddie on! Eddie CHOPS and Okada staggers back! Okada comes back to kick low and DDT! Cover, TWO! Okada doesn’t sweat it, he just brings Eddie back around. But Eddie grabs Okada’s throat! The ref reprimands and counts but Okada kicks Eddie low. Okada then bumps Eddie off buckles, then throws a heavy elbow! And another! Okada lets off then goes corner to corner to JUMP ELBOW! Eddie staggers, then sits down and falls back. Okada paces, unimpressed.

Okada clamps onto Eddie with a chinlock. Eddie endures as Okada grinds him down. Eddie pries at the hold but Okada JAMS Eddie with a knee to the back. Eddie still pries at Okada’s grip, opens the hold, but Okada KNEES him again! And the chinlock is right back on! Eddie endures all over again, pries at the grip all over again, but Dynamite returns to single picture first. The fans rally while Okada CLUBS Eddie. Okada scuffs Eddie, eggs him on, but Eddie glares. Eddie stands, and CHOPS! Okada sticks his chest out again but Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Okada headlocks, knees low, then whips.

Eddie reverses and catches Okada, into the COBRA TWIST! Okada endures, pries free, and he goes to hip toss! Eddie blocks to trap the arms, OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Eddie roars, runs up, STO! The fans fire up while both men are down! Toronto sings, “F him up, Eddie, F him up!” Eddie and Okada slowly rise, Okada goes to a corner, and Eddie snarls as he runs in. Eddie clotheslines, then fires off the MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Eddie then clinches but Okada fights the suplex! Eddie shifts position but Okada still fights the suplex! Eddie shifts again, GERMAN SUPLEX! And then SLIDING FOREARM! Cover, TWO!

Okada is still in this and Eddie double checks the count. The fans rally and duel even harder, but Eddie scuffs Okada now. Eddie eggs Okada on but Okada smirks. Okada stands, Eddie CHOPS! Okada wobbles, so Eddie RIDGE HANDS again and again! Eddi runs, into the DROPKICK! The fans fire up seeing Okada’s million dollar shot, and Okada drags Eddie back up. Okada Alabama Lifts to then tuck and REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Eddie is still in this and Okada is upset. Okada drags Eddie up, scoops him and SLAMS him! Then standard formula, Okada goes up a corner! MACHO- NO, Eddie gets up!

Okada turns around, into the URAKEN!! But Eddie has to crawl to Okada! Cover, TWO!!! Okada survives and Eddie is beside himself! The fans continue to duel as both men stir. They sit up, and Eddie fires the first forearm! Okada gives it back, so Eddie fires another! Okada fires a forearm, so Eddie HEADBUTTS! Okada drags Eddie up to ROCK him! Eddie CHOPS and Okada drops back! Okada stands, winds up, and fires a forearm! Eddie CHOSP, CHOPS, and then reels Okada in! NORTHERN LIGHTS- NO, Okada slips free of the scoop! Okada waistlocks, Eddie throws elbows, but Okada DISCUS LARIATS through the block!

The fans fire up while Eddie falls and Okada drops to his knees! Eddie rolls to a corner, Okada glares at him. Okada runs corner to corner, but Eddie BOOTS him! Eddie then LARIATS Okada down! The fans fire up as the straps come down! Eddie hauls Okada up but Okada grabs the ref! Then Okada CLAWS Eddie’s eyes! The ref sees that and reprimands. Okada gut wrenches, Eddie slips free and ENZIGIRIS! Eddie winds up, Okada rises, URA- NO, Okada ducks and scoops, SPINNING SLAM! Okada then brings Eddie up, ripcords, RAINMAKER!! Cover, Okada wins!!

Winner: Kazuchika Okada, by pinfall (NEW AEW Continental Champion)

The Triple Crown has been broken as Okada becomes the second-ever AEW Continental Champion! The Bucks celebrate backstage, and they give Okada the celebratory fireworks! But wait! PAC is here! The Bastard said he was looking for trouble, and he just found it! Okada holds up the belt and says bring it then! Pac storms back out, is he going to wash away the rain?

 

Backstage interview with Swerve Strickland.

Renee is with The Realest, as well as Prince Nana, a steel chain in Swerve’s hand. Renee says last week, Swerve went after Samoa Joe with said chain, what were his intentions? The same as always: The AEW World Championship. Now, two weeks ago, Samoa Joe attempted to embarrass Swerve, tried to humiliate Swerve in front of the whole world, but choking him out. Unfortunately for Joe, Swerve has a history for choking people out, too. that’s why Joe is running and ducking him. Then what are the plans for tonight? Oh, well, they’re in Renee’s hometown of Toronto, right? Yeah, The Six as it’s called.

Swerve has been inspired by watching Mike Tyson sparring, getting ready for his fight, so Swerve wants to fight, too! He wants to spar with somebody! How about an Open Challenge? Swerve will go to that ring, and anyone who wants to come see him is welcome. Just make sure you send a big man, though. Tonight, we turn Toronto into whose house? “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” Swerve & Nana head out, but who will end up an appetizer before Swerve sinks his teeth into Samoa Joe?

 

Backstage interview with Kris Statlander, Willow Nightingale & Stokely Hathaway.

Renee says tonight, in the main event of Rampage, Kris & Willow take on Julia & Skye in a Street Fight, a situation they are very familiar with. But how is tonight going to be different? Willow says you all know her. She’s usually all smiles, a ray of sunshine. But after tonight, she will have been in more Street Fights than any other woman in AEW. And with THE Kris Statlander by her side, a weapon in her hand, she is a completely different Willow. Kris tells Julia & Skye that she meant what she said last week. This is going to be the end of it! But then in steps Mercedes Mone. Kris says she wanted to say this before: Thanks for having Willow’s back last week.

Mercedes says of course. This is what a CEO does. A CEO stands up for what she believes in. And she’s gonna love watching their Street Fight tonight, because as they say, “Payback’s a b*tch.” And thanks for having her back earlier tonight, it’s great to meet Kris. They shake hands, and Willow is about to say thanks but then Mercedes says Willow has done enough. Stokely introduces himself but Mercedes heads out. Stokely tells Willow not to be so worried, she broke Mercedes’ ankle before. Willow sighs and says, “Stokely…” Willow leaves, Stokely shrugs. But will the Galaxy’s Greatest Babes with the Power be running wild on a Rampage tonight?

 

Hook VS Chris Jericho!

The FTW Champion earned The Ocho’s respect through the All-Star Scramble and their tag match against the Gates of Agony. But now we see if he can earn a win against the inaugural AEW World Champion! Will this be the biggest win in the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil’s young career? Or will Lionheart show he’s still got it?

The bell rings, Jericho and Hook stare down. They tie up, Hook gets around, T-BONE! Jericho writhes from how hard that landing was and the ref checks him. The fans rally behind Hook and Hook waits on Jericho. Jericho staggers up, leans on ropes, but has to sit back down. The fans boo but the ref checks Jericho again. That landing might’ve been harder than even Jericho anticipated, but he says he’s alright now. So Hook fires off haymakers and forearms! The fans fire up, Hook fires off in the corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Jericho CHOPS in return! And CHOPS again! And CHOPS again!

Jericho swings, Hook ducks, and he has the clinch again! T-BONE! Hook covers, TWO!! Jericho stays in this but Hook stays on him with more fists! Hook drags Jericho up, bumps him off buckles, then fires body shots. Hook whips corner to corner, runs up, but Jericho ROCKS Hook with that right hand! Then CHOPS! Jericho ROCKS Hook with a forearm, then CHOPS again! Jericho fires up, the fans are torn, but Jericho whips corner to corner. Jericho runs up, Hook dodges and waistlocks, GERMAN SUPLEX! Jericho holds his head again but Hook hauls him up again. GERMAN SUPLEX! The fans fire up as Hook paces around Jericho.

Hook drags Jericho up, waistlocks, and GERMAN SUPLEXES again! Jericho tumbles and the fans fire up for Hook more as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Jericho goes to the apron but Hook drags him back into the ring. Hook reels Jericho in for another GERMAN SUPLEX! Hook paces while Jericho again clutches his head. Jericho manages to turn over, but Hook just drags him back up! GERMAN SUPELX! Hook revels in the cheers as he paces around Jericho. Jericho slowly sits up at the ropes but Hook is right on him. Hook ROCKS Jericho, ROCKS him again, but Jericho hits back! And CHOPS! And CHOPS again! Hook counter punches and Jericho falls back! Hook revels in the cheers again, then stands Jericho up to fire more forearms! Hook has Jericho in a corner, and whips corner to corner hard!

Jericho staggers, but he fights off Redrum! Jericho pries the grip, throws elbows, but Hook waistlocks again! GERMAN SUPLEX!! Hook still paces around, almost toying with the living legend at this point. Hook drags Jericho back up, points at him, as if telling Jericho he wanted this. Jericho CHOPS Hook again! And CHOPS again! Dynamite returns to single picture as Jericho whips, but Hook reverses and gets around, to GERMAN SUPLEX!! Hook is manhandling Jericho to say the least, and he hauls Jericho up again. GERMAN SUPLEX! Hook soaks up more cheers from the fans before he goes back to Jericho.

Hook stands Jericho up again, another waistlock, but Jericho fights to victory roll! Jericho has the legs! But Hook fires hands from below! Hook BOOTS Jericho away, runs in, but Jericho BOOTS back! Hook falls, staggers back up, but Jericho runs in to shoulder tackle! The fans boo but Jericho aims, and he runs Hook over again! Hook stands, dodges Jericho, but Jericho goes to the apron and goes up! DOUBLE AX- NO, NORTHERN LIGHTS! Hook turns things right back around, and then runs up to LARIAT! Jericho staggers up, Hook swings but Jericho dodges to BOOT! Jericho springboards to LIONSAULT! Jericho is slow to the cover, TWO!

Jericho is still rattled from being thrown around about a dozen times, and the fans rally for Hook. Jericho drags Hook up, CHOPS, then CHOPS again. Jericho whips, but Hook KICKS back! Hook runs up, into the OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Now Hook takes a tumble! Jericho runs up to BOOT WASH! Jericho stands Hook up in the corner to CHOP! Then Jericho hoists Hook up top, climbs up, and the fans are torn as Jericho rains down fists! The fans still count along, but Hook stops Jericho at six! Hook has a half nelson, then turns Jericho for REDRUM!! Jericho works to climb down but Hook has body scissors clamped on, too!

The fans fire up as Jericho flails and reaches out! Jericho drops to his knees, the fans keep on rallying, and Hook brings Jericho to the mat!! Jericho pries at fingers, gets free, and he throws elbows down! Fans boo as Jericho gets the legs! But Hook makes it a cradle! HOOK WINS!!

Winner: Hook, by pinfall

Jericho is stunned, but Hook nods. The FTW Champion gets a win over one of the best to ever do this, and Jericho swallows his pride to offer a fist bump. Hook gives the fist bump and the fans cheer. Will the momentum from this wind #SendHook to the top of AEW?

 

Adam Cole speaks.

“I hate the feeling of being disappointed. And last week, Wardlow, you disappointed me. You challenged Samoa Joe for the AEW World Championship, and you failed. Wardlow, you had one damn job, and you failed! And right now, I should be- You should be the AEW World Champion. So instead, you have a new goal, and that’s to make sure that The Undisputed Kingdom hangs into the gold that we have. You are going to make sure that Taven & Bennett keep those ROH Tag Team titles. You are going to make sure that Roderick Strong keeps the AEW International Champions. And then maybe we’ll forgive you.

“Wardlow, I’m not saying this out of anger, I’m saying this because I care about you. Wardlow, I want what’s best for you, and I want you to reach your true potential. So don’t screw it up.” A stern talking to from the Panama City Playboy, will the War Machine make sure the Kingdom’s treasure is protected?

 

Backstage interview with Chris Jericho.

Dynamite returns with Renee finding The Ocho and saying that was “quite the upset” in the match Jericho wanted so that Hook could earn his respect. After what just happened, did he? Jericho says last week, he said he wanted to face Hook 1v1 for a reason. Hook lived up to expectations. Not only did he hurt Jericho’s neck, he almost hurt his pride. But Jericho was hoping Hook would do what he just did. Hook did something Jericho hasn’t seen in a long time. Hook is a future world champion, and is as every bit “a bad, bad man as everyone says you are.” After tonight, Hook has Jericho’s respect. And next week on Dynamite, Jericho has a proposition for Hook.

Just what is The Ocho going to offer the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil when next they meet?

 

Tony Schiavone is back in the ring.

Schiavone says it has been a big night already, but now, let’s bring in the Aerial Assassin, Will Ospreay! Toronto fires up for the #BillyGoat as he makes his entrance. They chant “OSPREAY! OSPREAY!” with the music as Ospreay joins Schiavone in the ring. Schiavone says the last time Toronto saw Ospreay was Forbidden Door and his classic match against Kenny Omega. The fans chant “BRUV! BRUV!” as Schiavone says we’re on the doorstep of an equally classic match-up, Ospreay VS Bryan Danielson at Dynasty. Ospreay says he will clear the air: last time he was here, he was a “naughty boy.” He gets it, but he has changed. He is here for the betterment of AEW.

So Ospreay wants to tell Canada he apologizes for what he did last time. The fans cheer the personal growth as Ospreay says he is here for the betterment of AEW, so he apologizes, and is here to give elite levels of pro-wrestling. But in return, Canada, he needs some of that maple syrup! The fans chant for “BRUV! BRUV! BRUV!” and Ospreay says this is mad. But he said what he wanted to say about Bryan Danielson, until he watched Collision and saw Bryan VS Shibata, and what a match! He hopes all the lads studied that, because that, chef’s kiss. But what Ospreay wants to say now is in response to what Bryan said after the match.

Bryan said in one breath that he is grateful to be stepping in the ring with Ospreay, but in the other breath said that Ospreay can’t walk in Bryan’s shoes. The fans boo but Ospreay says hey, give it a sec. Maybe Bryan’s right. Because when Ospreay went to Japan, the place Bryan wanted to be star, and Ospreay saw Bryan’s shoes! Look, right there! And Ospreay couldn’t believe it! He said to himself, there’s no way he could fit in Bryan’s shoes. Wanna know why? Because they were too SMALL, bruv! The fans cheer that! Oi, Bryan, what you did in Japan was great, don’t get him wrong. But what Ospreay did in Japan was elevate wrestling!

What Ospreay did in Japan was win Best of the Super Juniors twice, win the Junior Heavyweight title three times, the Openweight title, Junior Heavyweight title, and more importantly, THE IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. The fans cheer and Ospreay says that even then, he somehow can’t walk in Bryan’s shoes? Want him to prove it? Alright. Ospreay calls out Shibata, “Hisashiburi desu ne. Long time no see.” Seven years ago, Ospreay faced Shibata, and has no problem saying it, Shibata beat the piss out of him. But would you like to know the difference between a 23 year old Ospreay and right now?

Ospreay is 30, has two pugs, three cats, a kid, a missus, a mortgage, and more importantly a point to prove. The fans like the sound of that! So next week on Dynamite, Ospreay VS Shibata, while Bryan sits at home and watches so he can see what the #BillyGoat is all about! The Aerial Assassin is aiming for big targets, will he be able to best The Wrestler this time around?

 

Toni Storm & Mariah May w/ Luther VS Deonna Purrazzo & Thunder Rosa!

The Leading Lady and her number one fan had quite the debut as a duo, but now they’re facing quite a dream team on the other side! Will the AEW Women’s World Champion and her cosplay double be able to make it through this scene? Or will the Virtuosa and La Mera Mera make Toni snap back to reality?

As Rosa makes her entrance, she looks to Deonna. They nod and they both rush into the ring! They dodge Storm & Mariah, then trip them both up to rain down fists! The fans fire up but the ref reprimands them all. Storm and Rosa tumble out of the ring, still scrapping as they go, and Mariah SLAPS Deonna! The bell rings, Deonna fires forearms with Mariah! Storm RAMS Rosa into barriers, Deonna CHOPS Mariah! Deonna whips, Mariah reverses but Deonna KICKS her back! Then LARIATS! Storm and Rosa brawl their way to the ramp, Deonna covers Mariah, TWO! Storm sends Rosa into steel steps, but Deonna fireman’s carries Mariah.

Mariah slips free to throw Deonna by her hair! Mariah fires up and runs to SHOTGUN Deonna down! Tag to Storm and the fans rally up as they whip Deonna to ropes. Deonna ducks the lariats, shoves Storm into Mariah, then DOUBLE LARIATS them! The fans fire up as Deonna whips Storm into the corner, where Rosa gets a boot in! Deonna clotheslines Storm, tags Rosa, and Deonna traps Storm while Rosa BLASTS Mariah! Deonna then sets up and Rosa runs in, POETRY IN MOTION! Rosa then CHOPS Storm, the fans rally up, and Rosa bumps Storm off buckles. Rosa uppercuts, ELBOWS, then snapmares and runs to SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO!

Rosa drags Storm up, Storm ROCKS her and shoves her, but Rosa rebounds to drop toehold Storm onto ropes! Rosa dials it up to STRADDLE ATTACK! Rosa talks smack on Luther, shoves Storm away, but then Luther takes a swing! Rosa jumps it, the ref sees Luther and reprimands, but then Storm HIP ATTACKS Rosa down! Luther taunts Rosa and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Storm stalks Rosa, CLUBS her, then CLUBS her again. And CLUBS her again! And again and again! Storm puts Rosa in, drags her around and tags in Mariah. Mariah puts some stank on the CHOP! Then she CHOPS again! And again! Rosa shoves Mariah but Mariah BOOTS Rosa down! Mariah then scoops to SPIN-OUT SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Rosa stays in this but Mariah stays on her. Mariah bumps Rosa off buckles, tags Storm, and Storm stomps a mudhole in. Storm digs her boot in, lets off and argues with the ref, allowing Mariah to CHOKE Rosa! Deonna protests but Mariah gets away with it, and Storm CLUBS Rosa down.

Storm brings Rosa around for a BACKBREAKER! Storm bends Rosa against her knee but Rosa endures. Rosa throws hands, but Mariah goes around the outside to trip Deonna up! Deonna chases Mariah away, Storm covers Rosa, TWO! Storm tags Mariah, and Mariah digs her boot into Rosa. The ref counts, Mariah lets off, and she snapmares Rosa into a motorcycle stretch. Rosa endures, fights up, but Mariah bumps her off buckles. Tag to Storm and she RAMS into Rosa! And RAMS again! And again! Tag to Mariah and Dynamite returns to single picture. Storm whips Mariah in but Rosa BOOTS her! Then Rosa BOOTS Storm!

Rosa goes up and up and DOUBLE CROSSBODIES! The fans fire up and Rosa hot tags Deonna! Deonna rallies on Mariah, kicks low and KNEE LIFTS, to then RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Roll through and FUJIWARA! Mariah rolls free, but Deonna BOOTS her down! Cover, TWO! Mariah survives but Deonna drags her up. Deonna brings Mariah around, Gotch Lift, but Mariah fights free! Deonna still grabs an arm! Mariah stays up, shoves Deonna away, but Deonna boots her! Rosa tags in, but Deonna is taken off guard by it! Storm tags in, she runs up, and she SHOTGUNS Rosa! Deonna BOOTS Storm!

Deonna chases after Storm, gets Mariah but Mariah HEADBUTTS! Rosa fireman’s carries Mariah for the DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! The fans fire up and Storm waistlocks Rosa! GERMAN SUPLEX! Rosa ends up in a corner and the fans fire up as Storm has her close-up! Storm runs in to SWEET HIP MUSIC!! And then STORM- JACKKNIFE! Rosa & Deonna win!!

Winners: Deonna Purrazzo & Thunder Rosa, by pinfall

Rosa steals the spotlight and the win, and Storm is furious! But is Rosa looking to upstage not just the champion but the Virtuosa in this title picture?

 

Open Challenge: Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS ???

As Swerve promised earlier tonight, he is issuing that Open Challenge! Who is big and brave enough to face The Realest? It’s The Butcher! He’s big, bad, and beefy, but is he bad enough to take down Swerve’s House?

The bell rings and the fans chant “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” Butcher talks trash, but Swerve just smirks. Then Swerve HEADBUTTS! Swerve fires off hands, stomps a mudhole, then lets off to drag Butcher up. Swerve fireman’s carries, for a SNAKE EYES! Butcher staggers, Swerve runs to BOOT him down! Swerve follows Butcher to a corner, runs him corner to corner to bump him off buckles, then rolls to run and UPPERCUT! Swerve snapmares Butcher to go up and FALLING UPPERCUT! Nana reminds us the chain is here while Swerve hits the Griddy. Swerve then runs up, but Butcher ELBOWS him!

Butcher hammerlocks and RAMS Swerve into a corner, then snapmares and KICKS him! Swerve clutches the shoulder, but Butcher whips. Swerve reverses, Butcher reverses back, half nelson BACKBREAKER! Butcher drags Swerve back up to ROCK him with a forearm! And ROCK him again! Swerve stays up, though, and he laughs it off! He BOOTS Butcher, BOOTS again, then fires Kawada Kicks! That’s a message right to Joe! Swerve turns but Butcher reels him in. Swerve hooks free and ROCKS Butcher! Swerve runs, but Butcher redirects him to LARIAT! But Swerve’s right back up! And he basement dropkicks Butcher’s head!

The fans fire up, Swerve says, “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” HOUSE CALL! Butcher is down but Swerve grins because he ain’t done. Swerve goes to the corner, goes right up top, and KILL STOMPS!! That’s still not enough! Swerve clamps on a short arm scissor, and he wrenches way back! Butcher taps, Swerve wins!

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by submission

The first submission win for Swerve in AEW, that is clearly another message sent to Samoa Joe. Swerve gets the chain, but also the mic. “Samoa Joe. Before I met you, man, I had nothing but utmost respect for you. And then as I got to know you, at first I felt a little indifferent. Then after awhile, I really stopped liking you. And now… You’re getting me very close to hating you. As I stand here with this chain in my possession, every day I think about wrapping it around your neck and hanging it on that post, and squeezing and pulling ’til you don’t move no more. But your big ass neck, I don’t got enough chain for all that.”

Swerve says Joe needs to understand. Every week, Joe will keep sending security to watch himself, and Swerve will take ’em out one by one until Joe gives him exactly what he wants. But wait! Samoa Joe is here! Toronto fires up for “JOE! JOE! JOE!” as the AEW World Champion steps down the ramp. Joe has a mic to say, “Well what to do, what to do, with someone like you, Swerve. Now logic should dictate that I ignore you completely, because contrary to your belief, I beat you at Revolution and you’ve been shoved back down the championship ladder. You see, we can’t do that with people like you.”

Joe asks if Swerve knows what his major problem is. It’s that Swerve still believes that the impossible is possible! That if you stand toe to toe with Joe, you can box with God! And the problem with that belief is that it becomes infectious, and then all these people, “no matter how sad or mundane their lives are,” start believing that they can be great, too! That they can be champions! The fans boo and Swerve scowls but Joe says that is all fine, until someone like Joe shows up, smashes them in the face, and takes everything that they have. It is with that realization that Joe knew exactly what to do with someone like Swerve.

“And it’s to give you exactly what you want.” The fans fire up as Joe storms down, but then out hurries Don Callis! Callis has everyone hold on but the fans boo. Callis says it strikes him that when you’re in Swerve’s House, you can just book yourself into a world title match! Swerve, it strikes Callis that Swerve and the Alpha, Konosuke Takeshita, have the same number of wins. The difference is, Takeshita is undefeated outside the Don Callis Family! So Swerve, Callis is thinking that Takeshita needs to show Swerve what it tastes like to lose to The Family! If Swerve’s feeling good, Callis will happily teach him a lesson he’s taught many people!

“This place, this company, is not Swerve’s House! This is the Don Callis Family House!” The fans boo as hard as they can, and Swerve says if he had more time and wasn’t distracted, he’d burn the Don Callis Family tree down to a crisp. But y’know what? Challenge accepted, Swerve will face Takeshita. And when he’s done with The Alpha, he’s coming for Joe. The Realest has his next target, will he hit the mark and soon be primed for another title opportunity?

 

PROGRAMMING REMINDER for Collision!

Because of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, aka March Madness, there is NO Collision this Saturday, March 23rd. It will return on March 30th, live in London, Ontario, Canada!

 

AEW TNT Championship I Quit Match: Christian Cage VS Adam “Edge” Copeland!

Forty YEARS of friendship, the highs and the lows, from the team that reeked of awesomeness to two living legends that have won singles title after singles title, now end this where it all began. Toronto is their home but it’ll become a warzone, and in the end, only one man leaves here with their head held high, gold around their waist. Will Captain Charisma finally prove to the world and himself that he is the better between them? Or will we finally have a new Face of TNT?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who loses much more than just a match!

The bell rings and the fans are already losing their minds. Edge and Christian soak up all that energy, then they fire hands! Christian gets the edge, puts Edge in a corner, then whips corner to corner. Edge reverse hard and Christian falls back off buckles! Edge already loads up! Edge runs in, but Christian bails out! Fans boo but then Edge WRECKS Christian with a dropkick! Edge goes out to fetch Christian, throws hands, and Christian tumbles over barriers into the crowd! Edge pursues, and sends Christian into the barriers! This back segment of fans fires up as they get closer to the action, and Edge puts Christian in the penalty box!

Edge storms inside, rains down fists, and the fans fire up! Edge goes up to “borrow” a fan’s Boston Bruins hockey jersey! He puts it on Christian, then gets a fan’s Toronto Maple Leaves jersey! They hockey fight and the fans are thunderous again! Edge uses the jersey to trap Christian so he can throw hands! The jersey comes off, Edge ROCKS Christian again and again, then CLUBS him against the box! The fans fire up and this goes up higher into the stands! Edge RAMS Christian into the railing in front of section 110, rows A through S, seats 13 through 24, and Dynamite goes picture in picture!

The fans rally as Edge brings Christian along past that section to then ROCK Christian again. And again! Christian hurries away but Edge keeps him from going up the stairs to then RAM him into section 112! The fans fire up as they go through the curtain and into the concourse! Edge SMACKS Christian off a table, off another table, then RAMS him into a wall! Edge takes a sip of a fan’s beer, then sees they’re near the women’s restroom. Did Christian really run in there to hide? The ladies running out of it suggest as much. Edge storms in after Christian, but the cameraman stays back here. Edge THROWS Christian back out!

Edge drags Christian around, throws hands, then ROCKS him. They leave the concourse, go back to the stands, and the fans cheer as Edge brings Christian around. Christian throws hands to get away but Edge pursues. Christian CLAWS eyes, hurries away, but Edge DECKS him! Christian slumps down the steps and the fans fire up with Edge. Edge storms after Christian and uses the Leaves jersey to wrangle him back to ringside! Edge THROWS Christian over the barriers, then looks under the ring. Edge brings out a ladder! Dynamite returns to single picture and fans fire up because we all know these two know how to use those!

The fans chant “T L C! T L C!” as Edge brings the ladder around and leans it against the ring. Edge then drags Christian up, ROCKS him, then realizes the ladder works better as a bridge from commentary to the timekeeper’s area! Edge whips, Christian stops himself and elbows Edge! Christian goes up onto the ladder, but Edge ROCKS him with hands first! Edge then goes up onto the desk and he follows Christian onto the ladder! EDGE-O-MATIC on the ladder!! The fans lose their minds over the double edged nature of that move! But as the ref checks, neither man is giving up here. Edge stalks Christian, and SLAMS a monitor on him!

“This is Awesome!” as Christian scurries into the ring. Edge puts the ladder in the ring, opens it up and sets it up upside-down in a corner. Edge gets Christian, and GOURD BUSTERS him inside the ladder! Christian writhes and sputters out of being nearly cut in half, but he still refuses to give up! Christian slumps out of the ring while fans tell Edge he’s sick. Edge goes out after Christian again, scoops him, and then POSTS him! Edge looks around, searches under the ring, and he finds a table! The fans fire up as we’re getting even more TLC elements! Edge brings the table around, leans it up against the barriers, and then he fetches Christian.

Edge throws hands to force Christian to the table, then he gets space. Edge runs in, but Christian leap frogs! Edge avoids the table, but Christian pokes him in the eyes! Then POSTS him! Edge slumps onto the steps, then the floor. Christian shifts the table and moves the steel steps. Christian goes to the apron, goes up the corner, and Edge stands, his forehead bleeding. Christian aims to SUPER CROSSBODY through the table!! Both men are down in the wreckage and the fans lose their minds all over again! The ref checks, but Edge says, “Screw you.” Well, that’s a no. Christian drags Edge from the wreckage and he puts Edge in the ring.

Christian grabs the ladder, puts it sideways in the ropes, and then positions Edge under it! CATAPULT GUILLOTINE with the ladder!! The ladder almost lands on Christian, too, but the ref checks Edge. Edge sputters and pants but he still says no. Christian drags Edge around to a drop zone, then climbs up the corner. FROG SPLASH FLOPS as Edge moves! CROSSFACE!! Christian shouts no, fights around, and he CLAWS the bloody wound! Edge lets go and Christian hurries away. Christian and Edge slowly rise, Edge storms up, Christian dodges. Both men speed up, DOUBLE SPEAR!!! The fans are thunderous, Dynamite goes picture in picture!

Both men stir, and neither has given up yet. Christian goes to the apron then out of the ring. Edge stirs, Christian says he’s done? That’s not how I Quit matches work, Christian! Christian goes up the ramp, but Edge pursues! Edge runs Christian down to CLOBBER him in the tunnel! Edge drags Christian up, and SMACKS him off the LED lights! Christian flounders, Edge stomps him down, then stalks him. Edge throws hands, then scoops Christian, but Christian slips free! Only for Edge to trip him! Edge CATAPULTS Christian off the stage! Dynamite returns to single picture as Christian hits the ground and tumbles!

The ref checks, but Christian shouts “NO!” Edge finds his way down from the stage while Christian crawls around. Edge then brings out a hockey goal! The fans fire up as Edge brings Christian around and scoops him! SNAKE EYES off the top! Then Edge throws Christian into the goal! The fans cheer and Edge stalks Christian. Edge ROCKS Christian, follows him back to ringside, then ROCKS him again! Christian wants mercy but that’s just a ploy! Mama Shayna Wayne is here, with a hockey stick! LOW BLOW! The fans boo for the clear low sticking foul! Christian grins as Shayna gives him the hockey stick.

Edge says he’s not giving up, so Christian CRACKS the hockey stick on Edge’s back! The stick breaks, but Christian puts Edge in the ring. Christian mocks the hockey players then soaks up the boos. Edge slowly stirs, so Christian CLUBS away on Edge! Talk about slashing! Christian flexes and fans boo more. Mama Shayna is all aflutter! Christian CHOKES Edge with the stick, but Edge manages to grumble out, “NO!” Christian lets off, then goes out to search under the ring again. Christian brings out a chair, and the TLC is complete! But wait, here’s another chair! Wait, he doesn’t want that chair? He brings out a BARBED WIRE WRAPPED CHAIR!

Christian brings this wired up chair, sets Edge on the plain one, and fans freak out! Christian takes aim, but Edge dodges the Con-Chair-to! Edge has the barbed wire chair, but Christian BOOTS him first! And then chicken wings, but Edge turns that around! Christian fights free but Edge gets the hockey stick! HIGH STICKING! And then, THE DEAL!! Christian endures the stick in his mouth, but that means he can’t speak! Edge throws the stick away, and he brings his own drawstring out to GARROTE Christian! Christian is turning purple but what he sputters isn’t the two words Edge wants. WAIT, now Nick Wayne and Killswitch-Luchasaurus are here!

Nick & Killswitchasaurus stomp away on Edge and the fans boo! Nick sits Edge up and even Shayna gets in. She takes off her leopard print gloves so she can SLAP Edge! But here comes Daniel Garcia and Matt Menard! They fight off Nick & Luchasaurus and the fans are thunderous! Garcia jumps on Luchasaurus for a SLEEPER! Edge kicks Luchasaurus, to IMPALER on the barbed wire chair! Luchasaurus flops out of the ring, Garcia & Menard stand Nick up, to TOSS him out onto Luchasaurus! It ends up more like a heel kick really! Edge sets up the ladder, climbs it, and Garcia braces it so Edge can SUPER CROSSBODY Luchasaurus & Nick down!

The fans lose their minds all over again as Edge feeds Nick to Garcia, who has handcuffs! Garcia hands those to Edge so Edge can cuff Nick in a corner! Menard & Garcia do the same to Luchasaurus in another corner! Christian’s minions are trapped, and Shayna sees she’s surrounded. She runs away, not wanting to be cuffed! Maybe she does the cuffing? Well, now Christian is all alone! He swings but gets pinballed by Garcia and Menard, into the SPEAR by Edge!! Christian then cuffs Christian in a corner! The Patriarchy is all trapped and Edge goes looking for something. The fans are pretty sure what it is. It’s SPIKE!!

Edge brings the case into the ring, LOW BLOWS Christian for good measure, and then the ref asks. Christian coughs, “No…” Edge LOW BLOWS again and again and again! Edge is making sure The Father of the Year can no longer have any kids! The ref asks, and all Christian can get out is, “Guh…!” Edge opens up the case, and heeere’s SPIKE! Christian freaks out, Menard & Garcia mug him to get him to stay put! Edge LOW BLOWS using Spike!!! Christian coughs and sputters as we officially transition into Rampage’s broadcast window. Christian still refuses to say the words, so Edge aims for the head! “I QUIT! I QUIT!!” Christian quits, Edge wins!!

Winner: Edge (NEW AEW TNT Champion)

The Face of TNT is now Rated R! Edge holds Spike up high, and Garcia places the belt on Edge’s shoulder. Toronto cheers and the confetti flies, what heights will this title reach now that on this day, we see clearly?


My Thoughts:

An awesome Dynamite for Toronto, with so much good stuff set up as Dynasty approaches. Great move bookending Dynamite with titles, and the Continental Championship was a great opener. It was a nice detail to have The Bucks at gorilla with Tony Khan to have them be the incredibly biased producers. I kinda feel like they could’ve done more with that, like them saying more things about camera direction, and I’m also a little disappointed there was no Rainmaker Pose snap zoom. But the match’s pacing was so good, it was fine, that’s definitely more a Face Okada thing. Heel Okada doesn’t do the pose or snap zoom cuz he knows that’s what fans like.

The TNT Championship match was awesome stuff, and I really liked Menard & Garcia showing up to counter The Patriarchy. Spike wasn’t used as much as I thought, but it was used in the most brutal way so that was good enough. Edge wins and finally ends this with Christian, and Christian can be kept out of action for a time because of this match, perhaps putting pressure on Nick and Luchasaurus to avenge him. Edge being the TNT Champion for real now is definitely going to freshen things up, he might even bring back the “Cope Open” to give us title matches on the road to Dynasty.

Really good match from Jericho VS Hook, especially with the story of Hook being so dominant. Hook wins, Jericho gives his seal of approval, and I’m torn between Jericho thinking he can challenge Hook for the FTW Championship and thinking he and Hook can be tag team champions of some kind. Adam Cole had a great promo to harp on Wardlow’s loss and make this about the other titles the Kingdom has. Makes me wonder if #LionHook try for the ROH tag titles for the hell of it, it’s not like Taven & Bennett have any opponents for those right now so they might as well put that match together for the hell of it.

Great promo segment from Mercedes Mone that ties into the TBS Championship story. Good follow-up promo with Kris & Willow backstage, and while I’m about to get to Rampage and that tag team street fight, I really hope Mercedes doesn’t snatch away the TBS Championship opportunity from Willow. Willow should get that shot, then Mercedes gets the winner of Willow VS Julia. And in that case, it really should be Willow winning the title off Julia to defend it against Mercedes to make up for how things happened in the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship tournament finals.

Great promo from Swerve before his match with Butcher, great match with Butcher, great win, and then great promo to follow-up with Samoa Joe and Don Callis. Takeshita is also in action tonight, he’s gonna beat up Rocky Romero, but then he’ll get beat by Swerve to help establish Swerve as #1 contender going towards Dynasty. Great promo from Ospreay to hype things up for him and Bryan while also calling out Shibata. Shibata’s in action for Rampage tonight, he’ll definitely win, but chances are he’ll lose to Ospreay next week after just an epic, PPV worthy match.

And really good stuff from the women’s tag match here. Rosa & Deonna get a great win but it’s very clever for Rosa to tag in unexpected, snatch the finish from Deonna, and essentially get herself in on the title conversation. It would be wild for there to be a Triple Threat for Dynasty, Storm VS Rosa VS Deonna. That way, Mariah can’t help Storm just plain cheat the challengers out of the title, and if the decision comes down to Deonna and Rosa, that technically protects Storm. Storm’s done such a good job reinventing herself, though, who knows if she’d lose even in a Triple Threat, but it’d probably be one of the only ways.

My Score: 9/10


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

Rumble, bad man, rumble!

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The tenth edition goes the X-tra mile!

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW Collision bleeds over a bit.

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

 

Backstage interview with Hook and Katsuyori Shibata.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

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

 

Backstage interview with Rocky Romero.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

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

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.6/10


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

The Don Callis Family is out for blood!

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Will the Blackpool Combat Club survive this Collision?

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

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The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Toni Storm, Mariah May & Luther.

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

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

 

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite.

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

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

 

Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor Promotions!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Athena & Billie Starkz.

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

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

 

Backstage interview with The Undisputed Kingdom.

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

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

 

Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by submission

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

 

Pac speaks.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Red Velvet.

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

 

Mark Briscoe speaks.

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

 

Tony Schiavone is on stage.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Deonna Purrazzo speaks.

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

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

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

 

The Don Callis Family speaks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.7/10


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