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

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This is the biggest Revolution yet!

While the AEW World Championship is defended in a Triple Threat, Revolution is also Sting’s last match ever! Will The Icon retire undefeated? Or will the EVPs serve him a bitter “severance package?”

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Zero Hour – 12 Man Tag: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang VS Willie Mack, Private Party & Team Triple J w/ Sonjay Dutt & Karen Jarrett; BBSG wins.
  • Zero Hour – Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Julia Hart & Skye Blue; Kris & Willow win.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Christian Cage w/ The Patriarchy VS Daniel Garcia; Christian wins and retains the title.
  • AEW Continental Triple Crown Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Bryan Danielson; Eddie wins and retains the titles.
  • All-Star Scramble: Chris Jericho VS Lance Archer VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Wardlow VS Hook VS Brian Cage VS Magnus VS Dante Martin; Wardlow wins and earns a future AEW World Championship opportunity.
  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom; Strong wins and becomes the new AEW International Champion.
  • FTR VS Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli; Moxley & Claudio win.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: “Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Deonna Purrazzo; Storm wins and retains the title.
  • Don Callis Family Feud: Will Ospreay VS Konosuke Takeshita; Ospreay wins.
  • AEW World Championship Triple Threat: Samoa Joe VS Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Hangman Page; Joe wins and retains the title.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships Tornado Tag Match: Sting & Darby Allin w/ Ric Flair VS The Young Bucks; Sting & Darby win and retain the titles.

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It’s the Revolution Zero Hour!

Join Renee Paquette and RJ City in discussing, analyzing and predicting the night that features Sting’s last match ever!

 

Tony Schiavone and David Crockett are here!

These two reunite in the Greensboro Arena, where so much of Sting’s iconic career took place. David says as we know, tonight is about family. The Young Bucks made this extremely personal when they attacked Sting’s sons, so what was to be a celebration of a great career has become a grudge match. There is purpose and revenge, Sting isn’t leaving until he finishes the job. Great years were spent here, the centerpiece of Jim Crockett Promotions and the NWA. Here on hallowed ground, from 1988 to 2024, Sting finishes his career here, live on PPV! Dial in, because there’ll be nothing else like it!

 

Zero Hour – 12 Man Tag: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang VS Willie Mack, Private Party & Team Triple J w/ Sonjay Dutt & Karen Jarrett!

Jay White & Colten Gunn made it work with Daddy Ass, The Acclaimed made it work with Austin, and we have seen the entire six pack in action and win once before. Will this be another hit for the super group? Or will the mash-up of The Mack, Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy, Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett & Satnam Singh destroy the dysfunctional half dozen?

“Platinum on the mic, I’ma ’bout to cook this! All these jobbers in the ring, who the hecc booked this? A Black guy, an Indian and Jeff in the mix, I just wanna know: whose fetish is this? You make my job easy when I’m rappin’, you’re like an offensive joke waitin’ to happen! The Bang Scissor- Sh*t!” Caster lost his flow three times in a row! Is #TriplePartyJay winning gonna open the show? Bowens still shouts, “GRRREENSBOROOO~! The Bang Bang Scissor Gang has arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass!” And he does~!

The teams sort out and Austin starts against Brother Zay. The fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” and Austin circles with Zay. Jarrett coaches Zay up and he ties up with Austin. Austin headlocks, grinds the hold, Sonjay offers fist bumps to the commentary team. Zay slips around to headlock Austin but Austin powers out. Zay ducks ‘n’ dodges and squealing DROPKICKS! Zay kips up and the fans join in on “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Things speed up, Zay whips but Austin ducks ‘n’ dodges, then he BOOTS Zay down! Austin says “SHOTS! SHOTS!” and the fans join in! Zay is annoyed, he swings but misses and Austin JABS, JABS, JABS and two-steps to DECK Zay!

Austin brings Zay up, brings him over, and tags in Colten. The Gunns whip, body shot and knee lift! Then Colten CLOBBERS Zay! “Guns up!” The fans join in again as Colten says “SHOTS!” Zay tags Quen, Quen circles with Colten, then gets around to CLUB him! Quen RAMS Colten into a corner, Sonjay talks smack, and Quen whips corner to corner. Colten reverses then back drops Quen away! Quen squeals like Zay! Colten DROPKICKS Quen down and then tags in Caster. Caster brings Quen up, scoops, staggers, but he still SLAMS Quen down. Tag to Bowens and he goes up, to SCISSOR ME TIMBERS!

The fans fire up while Bowens covers, TWO! Bowens says guns up, and then he brings Quen around. Tag to Colten, they mug Quen and Colten clamps onto an arm. Quen fights up, pulls hair, and he puts Colten on the ropes. The ref counts, Quen lets off, but Lethal HOTSHOTS Colten! Quen DROPKICKS Colten down! Fans boo but Quen tags in Jarrett. They mug Colten, and Double J stomps Colten to ropes. Jarrett runs, pulling the ref’s attention, which allows Karen to CHOKE Colten before the STRADDLE ATTACK! Fans boo more as Jarrett starts up the Fargo Strut, and everyone on his team joins in on the outside!

Jarrett stomps Colten around then tags in Lethal. Jarrett whips Colten to kick low, Lethal hits the SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Lethal soaks up the heat, kicks at Austin, then goes back to Colten. Tag to Mack and the fans finally have reason to cheer. Mack whips and LARIATS Colten down! Mack keeps Colten from BBSG, then tags in Quen. Quen drops knees, and fans actually chant, “Let’s Go, Colten!” Colten endures, fights up, but Quen snapmares him down. Tag to Kassidy for the slingshot SENTON! Zay then taunts BBSG before he stomps away on Colten. Zay clamps on a chinlock but Colten endures.

The fans rally, Colten fights up, and he throws body shots! Colten gets free but Zay CLUBS him! Zay kicks, Colten blocks, but he gets the DRAGON WHIP! Tag to Quen and Private Party coordinate. Quen is the stepstool, Zay runs up, but Colten dodges! Party in Motion hits the rest of the team! Zay & Quen panic, they get Colten’s legs but he BOOTS them away! Hot tag to Bowens! The Five Tool Player rallies on Private Party! ROLLING ELBOW for Quen, ROLLING ELBOW for Zay! Lethal runs in but he gets Rock Paper Scissors SUPERKICK! Bowens ROCKS Quen to run and FAMOUSER BULLDOG! Sonjay gets on the apron, Bowens DECKS him!

Karen distracts the ref while Jarrett runs up, Bowens dodges, but into the LETHAL COMBINATION! Quen covers, TWO! Quen drags Bowens up and tags in Satnam! Satnam CHOPS Bowens, brings him around, and then TOSSES him across the ring! Bowens tumbles, Satnam drags him back over and tags Lethal back in. Lethal dusts off his hands and smiles, then he brings Bowens up. Lethal suplexes and holds Bowens up for a count of TEN before the SLAM! Lethal grins at Billy then goes back to Bowens. Tag to Jarrett and Triple J whips. Bowens reverses but Lethal stops himself, Jarrett RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS!

Jarrett stomps away on Bowens, says he’s going nowhere, then whips him to ropes. Bowens KICKS back, both men stagger, and Jarrett runs up! Bowens ROCKS Jarrett again and again and again! The fans fire up as Bowens runs, but Jarrett ELBOWS him! Jarrett runs to STRADDLE the ropes as Bowens moves! Jarrett hobbles, Bowens BOOTS him then goes up to BLOCKBUSTER! The fans fire up as both men are down! Switchblade coaches Bowens, the fans rally for him, too, and Bowens crawls over! Jarrett also crawls, hot tags to Mack and Billy! Daddy Ass rallies on Mack, Lethal, Private Party, and he even DECKS Satnam!

Billy tells the One in a Billion to “SUCK THIS!” and then he SPLASHES Mack in a corner! Billy brings Mack out, kicks low and tells him “SUCK IT!” But Satnam trips him up! Mack hits a STUNNER, followed by a LETHAL INJECTION! Zay hurries up top to SWANTON BOMB! Quen adds on a 450 SPLASH!! Mack hurries to cover, TWO!! Billy survives and shocks #TriplePartyJay! The BBSG drag them all out and send them into barriers, but then Mack goes up! Mack SIX-STAR FLOPS as Billy moves! White is there, hot tag to King Switch! And he drags Mack up for the BLADE- NO, Zay springboards in!

White dodges Zay, Zay turns around into the 3:10 TO YUMA! But Quen CROSSBODIES the Gunn Sons! But then Quen turns around into THE ARRIVAL! Caster goes up for the MIC DROP!! Jarrett drags Bowens out and sends him into railing! Satnam storms in and White gets face to chest with the giant! But then Billy has White hold on. Billy is big but still not Satnam big! Satnam shoves them both away, DECKS Bowens, then grabs Caster! Satnam TOSSES Caster, then SHOVES Austin! White CHOP BLOCKS him, but Satnam stays up!? Billy kicks low and White CHOP BLOCKS again, they finally get the giant on his knees!

The fans fire up as White sets Satnam up for a FAMOUSER!! Mack returns to SUPERKICK Billy! White gets Mack again, BLADERUNNER!!! Cover, BBSG wins!!

Winners: The Bang Bang Scissor Gang, by pinfall

#TriplePartyJay tried to use the numbers game, but not even they could stop this super six pack from flexing their guns! The AEW World Trios & ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions stand tall together once again, and White gets the mic. “Yo! Yo! YO!” White is copying Max as he says, “Listen! See, Max? It’s not that hard. Oh yeah, guns up for my Greensboro Gold Members~!” Now, White is always telling the gang about how much he loves Greensboro. It’s one of his favorite cities in the world! The fans appreciate that, and White continues to say that Greensboro has some of the greatest wrestling fans!

The fans again cheer, and White says hey, what better place to have an event like Revolution? And there’s a lot of action tonight! Will Ospreay is here! Who walks out the AEW World Champion? Fans chant “JOE! JOE! JOE!” so that answers that. Oh oh oh oh, who is ready for Sting’s last match, huh? The fans sure are! A very big night, kicking off the biggest way possible with the Bang! Bang! Scissor! Gang! The two best trios, the single best six man team, and the GREATEST faction in the GREATEST wrestling company, AEW! The fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” and White says BBSG is led by one of the greatest of all time.

White can remind any of us, that on any given day, at any given moment, just who he is. He’ll remind us why he is the Catalyst of Pro-Wrestling! He’ll remind us to Breathe with the Switchblade! The fans sing, “OH~ Scissor Me, Switchblade~!” White says in ten days time, AEW Dynamite in Boston, maybe he handles some Big Business of his own! Fans like the sound of that. But until then, EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed. And if you ain’t down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP! The Switchblade is taking aim at something, two guesses what title he wants to add to the collection.

 

Backstage interview with Best Friends.

Lexi Nair is with Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta, Rocky Romero & Chuck Taylor, but also Doc Sampson, because we need a medical update on the International Champion before his match with Roderick Strong tonight. Doc says as we know, Cassidy has been getting beat up the last few months, and that Doc keeps telling Cassidy to tape up that back and ribs. Tonight, it happens or he isn’t being cleared. Then with all that said, how does Cassidy feel going into this? Trent speaks up that Cassidy always fights through it. And just like always, the boys have his back. Cassidy wants to talk to them about that, actually

Tonight, before, during and after, Best Friends need to stay in the back. Cassidy is sick and tired of seeing his friends getting hurt because of him, so he has to do this on his own. Chuck says yeah, he’ll keep the others back and respect Cassidy on this. Hands in, and even Doc and Lexi join in. Freshly Squeezed has support in spirit, but will that not help when The Undisputed Kingdom will stack the deck?

 

We hear from PAC!

The Bastard says, “Here we go again. A tale as old as time. The forgotten bastard! Where have you been, boy? None of your pissin’ business where I’ve been! Well, you tell me. Who said life’s so hard? Huh? Every man has his struggle. Do you think I don’t know the burden of shame? Isolated, blinded, broken. I almost popped me clogs. But I didn’t~! You’ll never get rid of me, Tony Khan! I’m like a cockroach, an indestructible little bastard, always lurking in the underbelly. I will be back very soon, whether you like it or not. And I am going to drag this festering scrotum of a company into a new age! Because I’m alive, ladies and gentlemen! And doesn’t it feel good to be alive?”

 

Zero Hour – Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Julia Hart & Skye Blue!

The Galaxy’s Greatest Babes with the Power have been meaning to settle things with the Princess of the Black Throne and her little sidekick for some time, so no better time than Revolution! Will Kris & Willow crush the TBS Champion and Chicago Skye? Or will Greensboro see The House Always Wins?

Stokely joins commentary to explain that everyone has miscommunications. He wanted Kris to do things one way, Willow wanted it the other, let’s just drop the issue. The teams sort out and Skye starts against Willow. These two circle, but Julia spooks Willow and that allows Skye to attack! Skye stomps Willow, Willow shoves her away so Skye swing on Kris! Kris ducks the sucker punch, and Willow ROCKS Skye! Willow CHOPS Skye, fans “WOO~!” and then Willow CHOPS again! Tag to Kris and Willow feeds Skye to the shoulder tackle! The fans fire up as Kris whips Skye to a corner. Kris runs in to ROCK and CHOP Skye for herself!

Kris fires forearms and CHOPS over and over! The fans fire up but the ref counts, and Kris lets off at 4. Kris then runs corner to corner, but into a BOOT! Skye runs up, but into a scoop! Skye slips fere, tag to Julia, and the fans fire up as Kris arm-drags Julia down! Kris scoops Julia now, and she SLAMS Julia down! Julia sits up, into a SLIDING LARIAT! Tag to Willow, she runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Willow drags Julia up, suplexes, but Skye saves Julia. Kris ROCKS Skye, then reels her in. Kris & Willow both suplex high and hard! Fans fire up while Kris gets Skye outta the ring and Willow covers Julia, TWO!

Willow keeps cool and hauls Julia up. Willow bumps Julia off buckles, tags Kris, then Kris bumps Julia off more buckles. Kris CLUBS Julia, CHOPS her, then brings her out. Julia fires body shots but Kris powers up to hit a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Kris keeps on Julia and tags Willow back in. They whip Julia to a corner, then Willow runs to back body block! Willow clotheslines Julia, snapmares, but Julia avoids the boot to CHOP BLOCK! Julia RAMS Willow into the corner, tags in Skye, and Julia CHOKES Willow on ropes so Skye can SHINING WIZARD! Skye keeps moving, and she BOOT WASHES Willow down!

Skye waves to Stokely and says that was for him. Stoke says to watch your mouth! Skye covers Willow, TWO! Skye CLUBS Willow, stomps her to the corner, then digs her boot in. The ref counts, Skye lets off, and Julia CHOKES Willow! Skye runs in to ROCK Willow then snapmare her down. Skye KICKS Willow right in the back! Skye pushes Willow around but the fans rally. Willow throws body shots but Skye DECKS her! Skye scuffs Willow, but Willow throws more body shots! Skye ROCKS Willow but the fans fire up! Skye clinches but Willow throws body shots. Skye throws Willow down by her hair!

Skye taunts Kris, CLUBS Willow, then tags in Julia. Julia CHOPS Willow, puts her in another corner, and CHOPS again! Willow turns things around to CHOP! The fans fire up but Julia RAMS Willow into the corner. Tag to Skye and Skye stomps a mudhole! The ref counts, Skye lets off, and she storms back up. Skye stomps Willow, brings her around, but Willow cradle counters! TWO! Skye escapes and LARIATS Willow down! Cover, TWO! Willow stays in this but Skye slaps her! Willow and Skye fire forearms, and then Skye CHOKES Willow on ropes while she shrieks! The ref counts but Skye lets off to bump Willow off buckles.

Skye tags Julia and Julia fires forearms and haymakers on Willow. Julia CLUBS Willow down, digs her boot in, then lets off as the ref counts. Tag back to Skye, they mug Willow then double whip her back into the corner. The fans rally as Julia & Skye double whip again and again! Skye then runs in but Willow dodges her! Willow ducks Julia, but Skye gets a leg! Willow BOOTS Skye & Julia away, hot tag to Kris! The fans fire up as Kris rallies on Skye & Julia! Then she gives them a meeting of the minds! Kris goes up a corner, DOUBLE BACK ELBOW! The fans fire up as Kris kips up and windmills! Kris runs in to UPPERCUT Julia in a corner!

Kris goes corner to corner, UPPERCUT for Skye! Kris goes back to ROCK Julia! And then UPPERCUT for Skye! Kris sends Skye into Julia, LEG SWEEP FLATLINER and a DOUBLE SENTON! Cover on Skye, TWO! Skye stays in this but Kris drags her up. Kris fireman’s carries but Skye fights free. Skye waistlocks, Kris switches but Julia tags in before the O’Conner, CHAOS THEORY! Fans fire up but Julia runs in, BLINDSLIDE LARIAT! Julia drags Kris up by her hair, and reels her in for the HARTLESS LOCK! Kris tips it to a cover! TWO, and Kris RAMS Julia into the corner! Willow tags in and Kris RAMS Julia more!

Kris winds up, Julia dodges the haymaker but Willow ROCKS her instead! Kris & Willow double whip Julia but she ducks the double lariat, and Skye DOUBLE CROSSBODIES! But she gets caught, literally! DOUBLE FALL AWAY SLAM! The fans are thunderous as Kris then scoops Julia and puts her in a Tree of Woe, trapping Skye! Willow runs in, Julia sits up so Skye takes the CANNONBALL! Willow puts Julia back in the Tree, deadlifts her out of it, and then RAMS her into the buckles, OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE! Julia stands up, Willow runs in, but Julia drop toeholds her into ropes! Skye runs up but Willow avoids the knee!

Kris YANKS Skye down and Skye bounces off the apron! Julia runs up at Willow, but Willow wrenches and fireman’s carries, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Julia survives and Stoke is frustrated for his team. Skye and Kris brawl, Skye ROCKS Kris and SUPERKICKS! Willow gives Julia a short arm LARIAT! And another! Julia ELBOWS Willow, brings her around, tag to Skye. Willow still picks Julia up for a SPINEBUSTER, then sits her up to reel her in! Gut wrench and BABE WITH THE- SUNSET BOMB! Skye SUPERKICKS! Cover, TWO!! Skye is furious and the fans fire up! Skye fireman’s carries, but Willow fights that off.

Willow shoves Skye to a corner, runs up, but Skye dodges. Skye runs in but into a BOOT! Willow goes up, and she MISSILE DROPKICKS Skye! Hot tags to Kris and Julia! Kris and Julia fire shots back and forth, fast and furious! Kris kicks, Julia ducks and ROCKS her! But Kris shoves Julia to a corner. Julia BOOTS Kris right down! Julia then climbs up, for the MOONSAULT! Cover, Willow breaks it!! Stokely is fired up but the fans are torn. Julia glares at Willow as Willow taunts her. Julia clamps onto Kris with an armlock but Willow storms in. Skye BOOTS her down! Skye then MISSILE DROPKICKS Willow to the floor!

Julia drags Kris around, SMACKS her off the mat, then tags Skye back in. Skye kicks Kris around, brings her up and puts her on ropes. Skye ROCKS Kris, she and Julia double whip, but Kris ducks the line, breaks the line, and DOUBLE LARIATS in return! Tag to Willow so she can BOOT Skye! Skye SUPERKICKS! Willow BOOTS again, then ENZI- NO, Skye dodges, runs, and hops on! CODE- NO, POOOOUNCE! PERIOD!! The fans are thunderous again, and Willow grabs at Skye from the apron. Gut wrench, but Julia runs in! Kris SHOTGUNS Julia out, so Willow can hit BABE WITH THE POWERBOMB!! Cover, Kris & Willow win!

Winners: Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale, by pinfall

Stokely says if you’ll excuse him, and he leaves commentary to celebrate with his team. They got on the same page, got the win, and have humbled the TBS Champion, if only for now. But the question is, who will be moving up to challenge the champ down the line?

 

AEW TNT Championship: Christian Cage w/ The Patriarchy VS Daniel Garcia!

Captain Charisma will deny it up and down, but he did lose this title to the Rated R Superstar at Worlds End, then he bullied Killswitch/Luchasaurus in handing over his anytime-anywhere title match contract to get it back. Will that same insurance policy through emotional abuse come through for him tonight? Or will nothing save him from Red Death?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is the true Face of TNT!

The bell rings and the fans rally up for Garcia, but Christian stays in a corner. Christian frowns and finally circles with Garcia. They tie up, go around, and are in a deadlock. They go low, then back up, and end up on ropes. The ref counts, neither man lets go and they end up in the ropes. Christian finally lets off and backs away, but the fans still rally for Garcia. Garcia and Christian reset, tie up again, and Christian waistlocks to then trip Garcia and float to a facelock. Garcia endures the grind, moves around and fights to his feet. Garcia wrenches free for an ELBOW BREAKER, then he headlocks.

Christian powers up and out but Garcia runs him over! The fans fire up as Christian flounders away, then boo as he bails out. Christian regroups with The Patriarchy and huddles up. He tells the cameraman to bug off so they can talk strategy. The Patriarchy breaks huddle and Christian makes his way back into the ring. Garcia and Christian circle, feel things out, and tie up. They’re in another deadlock, but Christian uses his height for leverage. Christian puts Garcia in a corner, but Garcia digs his feet in and pushes Christian back! The fans fire up as Garcia puts Christian in another corner! The ref counts, Christian powers Garcia back to center and then headlocks.

Garcia powers up and out but Christian runs Garcia over! Things speed up, and Christian falls! Is that a fake out or did he really tweak an ankle? The ref has Garcia stay back but fans are calling BS, too. And then Christian pokes Garcia in the eye! The ref reprimands and the fans boo because they knew all along. Christian goes to the apron so he can HOTSHOT Garcia down! Fans boo but Mother Shayna applauds and high-fives Papa Christian. Christian storms in, avoids Garcia’s wild punch and throws down fists. Christian stomps Garcia around then soaks up the heat. Christian mocks Greensboro like he can’t hear them, then he stalks Garcia to a corner.

Garcia fires haymakers in return, but Christian knees low! Christian turns Garcia for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Garcia toughs it out but Christian CHOKES him on ropes! Garcia punches at the knee but Christian lets off at 4. The fans boo but The Patriarchy applauds. Christian stands Garcia up to snapmare and then ELBOW him down! Christian mocks the Garcia dance, then just flexes. The fans boo more but Christian CLAWS at Garcia’s face! The ref counts, Christian lets off, then chinlocks and digs his knee into Garcia’s back. The fans rally, Garcia fights up and he throws body shots! Garcia fires off from all sides in the corner!

The fans fire up, Garcia climbs up, but Christian SHOVES Garcia down to the floor! Then Christian SUPER CROSSBODIES! Credit to Christian for going high risk, and both men are down on the outside. The ring count climbs, but Nick & Killswitchasaurus are there to check on Christian. Christian stands at 5 of 10 but Garcia follows. Christian brings Garcia around at 7 and puts him in at 8. Christian still wants to end this in the ring, and he slaps Garcia around. “You want my championship? Make your father proud!” Christian CHOKES Garcia on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts.

The fans rally for Garcia but Christian chicken wings. Garcia slips free to CHOP BLOCK! Garcia gets the leg, to GROUND DRAGON SCREW! And then he STOMPS that leg! Now Christian’s ankle must really be bothering him! And therefore, ANKLE LOCK! Christian rolls and kicks free, kicks low and he TOSSES Garcia out! Christian actually hobbles now, and Garcia gets in, only for Christian to TOSS him out the other side! Christian walks off the pain while Garcia slowly rises. Christian sees Garcia drag himself up to the apron, and then BLASTS Garcia back to the floor! The fans boo but Christian seems to want the count-out now.

The count climbs, Garcia flounders around at 3 of 10, and drags himself up at 5! Christian ROCKS Garcia, to then HOTSHOT him back down! The count restarts, Nick wants it to be faster but the ref tells him to shut it. Garcia rises again at 7, but Christian POSTS him! Garcia falls again and the count resets. Garcia drags himself up at 4 of 10, but Nick runs in! Garcia TOSSES Nick into the timekeeper’s area! No Champion’s Advantage by disqualification for Christian! Garcia flounders over, we’re at 7 of 10! Garcia rises and steps in at 9, only for Christian to throw hands! Garcia hits back and the fans fire up!

The shots go back and forth, Garcia fires off a flurry! Then he climbs up to CLUB away on Christian! Christian staggers away, Garcia whips, but Christian reverses. Garcia ducks ‘n’ dodges to LEAPING LARIAT! Christian goes to a corner, Garcia pulls the turtleneck up and over Christian’s face! Christian can’t see as Garcia rains down the fists! The fans count along, all the way to nine, and then Garcia does his dance on Christian’s face! And then TEN! The fans fire up while Christian gets the turtleneck out of the way. Garcia runs but Christian ELBOWS him away. Christian goes up, but Garcia gets him for a SUPER DRAGON SCREW!

Garcia reels Christian in but Christian back drops, only for Garcia to sunset flip! TWO, and Garcia hurries to Oklahoma Roll! TWO, and Christian hits low! Christian CHOKES Garcia on the ropes! The ref counts, Christian hops off and then has to slide out because of the bad leg. But Garcia blocks the uppercut to ROCK Christian! Garcia then aims to WRECK Christian with a dropkick! Christian staggers around, Garcia whips him into steel steps! Christian tumbles up and over, but Luchasaurus shouts at Garcia. Garcia glares at the dinosaur, then chases after Christian. Mother Shayna acts as an obstacle, but Garcia still pursues Christian into the ring.

Christian asks for mercy from Garcia, but the fans boo. Garcia blocks the cheap kick, but Christian blocks the uppercut! Christian chicken wings the arms but Garcia elbows free. So Christian dragon sleepers for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Garcia stays in this but Christian says he’s going up. The fans boo but Christian climbs. DIVING HEADBUTT but Garcia dodges, and has the ANKLE LOCK!! Christian flails, reaches out, but Garcia drags him away from ropes! Christian scrambles around, rolls and sends Garcia away. Garcia comes back but into a mule kick! Christian goes up, but Garcia waistlocks!

Garcia pries Christian from the corner, and hits the SAIDO! Cover, TWO! Christian stays in this but Garcia reels him in. Christian trips Garcia, to CATAPULT him into buckles! Christian distracts the ref while crawling away, and Luchasaurus grabs Garcia’s throat! JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM!! The fans boo as Luchasaurus gets away with one! Christian climbs up, to FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives and The Patriarchy is furious! Luchasaurus is so mad, he throws off his shoulder pad! But wait, DADDY MAGIC attacks! The fans are thunderous as Menard RAMS Luchasaurus into the apron, then POSTS him!

But then Menard turns around and Mother Shayna stares him down. Daddy Magic dares her to do something, but she just laughs. Menard blocks the slap! But Luchasaurus is up! Menard fires off hands on Luchasaurus and they go up the ramp! The fans cheer as Menard takes away the rook on Christian’s chessboard! Christian still aims, runs in, but the bad leg stops the spear! Garcia gets Christian with a PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!? Christian survives and shocks everyone! Even Shayna didn’t think he’d kick out! Christian drags himself to ropes, he grabs the arms, but Garcia powers through to jackknife bridge! ROPEBREAK!!

The fans boo but Garcia miscalculated! Shayna distracts the ref, Nick hits a CUTTER in the ropes!! Christian chicken wings Garcia for the KILLSWITCH!! Cover, Christian wins!

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

The rook was taken, but Garcia forgot about the pawn! With all these pieces on the board, will anyone ever knock Captain Charisma off his throne?

 

AEW Continental Triple Crown Championship: Eddie Kingston VS Bryan Danielson!

Speaking of thrones, The Mad King still holds the three belts that define this modern American Triple Crown. But even more than these titles, he is looking to win Bryan’s respect. Will Eddie slay the American Dragon and make him shake his hand? Or will Bryan make his last year as a wrestler a golden one?

Renee Paquette is at gorilla with Eddie, saying tonight is all about respect, and perhaps the lack thereof from Bryan, who crowned Eddie “The King of the Bums.” Eddie is the first Continental Crown Champion, and he dedicates tonight’s match to Jun Akiyama. The music hits and Eddie heads out. The introductions are made, the three belts are raised, and we see who leaves Greensboro holding them all!

The bell rings and the fans fire up as Eddie and Bryan stare down. The two circle, feel things out, and test the waters. They circle, knuckle lock, but Bryan kicks! Eddie shrugs that off to give a kick of his own. Bryan kicks again and Eddie hobbles away. The fans rally and duel as the two reset. They tie up collar ‘n’ elbow, Eddie puts Bryan in a corner, but the ref counts. Eddie lets off slowly, but Bryan avoids the chop to CHOP! Bryan dodges the chop again, and Eddie shrugs that off. Eddie and Bryan circle again, test the waters again, and Bryan connects with a kick to the knee! Eddie hobbles back and Bryan soaks up the cheers and jeers.

Eddie scowls and resets with Bryan. Eddie dares Bryan to kick, so Bryan kicks the leg! Eddie still eggs Bryan on, then blocks the kick to fire off body shots! They end up in a corner, Bryan avoids the chop to CHOP! Eddie just shouts at Bryan and storms up on him! Bryan and Eddie feel things out, Bryan avoids another chop. Eddie keeps pushing forward, but Bryan blocks the chop! Bryan reels Eddie in for a fireman’s carry takeover, cover, ONE! Bryan clinches Eddie on the mat but Eddie fights around. Eddie gets his leg guard up but Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! Eddie snarls as he stands back up.

Bryan and Eddie circle as the fans rally up again. They tie up, Eddie snapmares and KICKS! And CHOPS! And KICKS! And CHOPS! Bryan blocks that chop, Eddie stands him up to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! Bryan blocks again but Eddie powers him to the corner, for CHOP after CHOP! MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Bryan blocks the last one, so Eddie HEADBUTTS! And SAIDOS! The fans fire up while Bryan bails out. Eddie hobbles but he builds speed to DIVE! Down goes Bryan but Eddie clutches the bad leg. Perhaps that was double-edged but Eddie still brings Bryan to the apron. And he CHOPS again!

Eddie CHOPS, CHOPS, but then Bryan ducks! Eddie’s hand hits POST! Bryan then turns Eddie around to FALCON ARROW to the floor! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! The ring count is climbing but Bryan stands at 5 of 10. “This is Awesome!” already as Bryan drags Eddie up. Bryan wrenches the and bends the fingers, then drags Eddie into the ring with the wristlock. Bryan shifts to top wristlock, and he bends the fingers! Eddie has the ROPEBREAK, but Bryan doesn’t let go! Bryan isolates the arm to STOMP it! Eddie leans on ropes, Bryan goes up the corner, and Bryan MISSILE DROPKICKS the shoulder!

Eddie rests against ropes again, and Bryan KICKS him! And KICKS! And then goes up a corner, to MISSILE DROPKICK Eddie down! The fans rally and duel while Bryan grabs the bad arm and twists the wrist. Bryan bends the fingers, tortures the entire arm, then isolates it again. Bryan STOMPS it again! Eddie clutches the elbow while fans are torn. Bryan doesn’t hesitate, he goes up the corner. Eddie stands, Bryan leaps, but Eddie catches him! EXPLODER! There’s part of the shoutout to Jun Akiyama! The fans fire up again while Eddie shakes out the bad arm. Bryan stands, and Eddie CHOPS!

Eddie clutches the arm, that chop was double-edged. Bryan runs up, Eddie clinches again, but Bryan wrenches the bad arm. Eddie refuses to be brought down and he DDTS Bryan! Cover, TWO, but Eddie clamps on the STRETCH PLUM! Bryan endures, and he powers free of Eddie’s bad arm! Bryan twists the wrist again, wrangles Eddie down, and once again isolates the arm! But Eddie rolls back to sit up and facelock! Bryan wrenches free of that, but ends up getting HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS from Eddie! Eddie uses the BCC signature, then he half nelsons Bryan. Bryan resists, arm-drags free, and then runs up to DROPKICK in the corner!

Eddie stays standing and the fans fire up. Bryan pie faces Eddie, then KICKS! Bryan goes corner to corner to DROPKICK again! Eddie wobbles, Bryan KICKS him! Bryan runs again, but Eddie dodges! Bryan tumbles, Eddie runs up, but Bryan gets around to full nelson! Eddie drops but Bryan KICKS him! Bryan then drags Eddie up, to DRAGON SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives and the fans fire up again! Bryan seethes, and he paces around Eddie. Bryan grabs the bad arm, stands Eddie up and wrenches, to ELBOW BREAKER! Eddie backs up to a corner, and Bryan CHOPS! And KICKS! And CHOPS!

Bryan KICKS and CHOPS Eddie again, then HEADBUTTS! Bryan hoists Eddie up top, climbs up after him, but Eddie fires headbutts in return! Bryan falls back, but comes right back, only to get forearms! Bryan drops back again, but then runs up to DROPKICK! Eddie stays up top but he’s dazed now. Bryan climbs up the corner again, stands Eddie up and underhooks him, for a SUPER BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Then a roll into the omoplata! Eddie fights but Bryan shifts to make this a modified RINGS OF SATURN! Eddie endures, even though his bad arm is being pulled way back! The fans rally as hard as they can, and Eddie fights around!

Eddie gets his bad arm free, then pushes his way to the ROPEBREAK! The fans are torn but Bryan lets go cleanly. Bryan scowls, then sits Eddie up. Bryan bends the fingers, then throws HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS! The fans duel, “YES!” “NO!” Eddie is a bobblehead, so Bryan brings him up. But Eddie fights the suplex and ENZIGIRIS! Then URAKEN!! Even though it was the bad arm! Bryan runs up, Eddie catches him! NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan survives and Eddie is frustrated, but the fans rally back up! Eddie and Bryan slowly rise, and Eddie goes to ropes.

Eddie storms his way back to Bryan as the fans duel. Eddie hauls Bryan up but Bryan slips free of the Canadian Rack, but runs into an URAKEN!! Bryan goes to the corner, runs up, and he PENALTY KICKS the bad arm! Then “YES! YES! YES!” from Bryan before the BUSAIKU KNEE!! Cover, TWO?!?! Eddie survives and shocks everyone! Bryan grabs the arms, he stands over Eddie, and he rains down DRAGON STOMPS! Eddie sputters but Bryan just stomps more! Then Bryan drags Eddie into the TRIANGLE HOLD! Eddie flails, grabs at Bryan but Bryan bends the fingers! Eddie claws at Bryan, CLUBS him, but Bryan just squeezes tighter!

Eddie is turning red while the fans fire up both ways! The ref checks Eddie, and Eddie comes back to life! Eddie drags Bryan back with him, and has the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets go and reminds us all, he has ’til five. Bryan is frustrated and maybe confused as how Eddie survives, but the fans continue to duel. Bryan waits on Eddie to sit up, and he KICKS! Eddie snarls and glares at Bryan. Bryan KICKS Eddie, but Eddie brings down the straps! Eddie eggs Bryan on, so Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! Eddie tries to grab at Bryan but Bryan just KICKS him again! And BUZZ- NO, Eddie swats it!

Bryan tries again, Eddie ducks it and HALF ‘N’ HALF! Bryan’s right up!! SHOULDER CAPTURE PLEX! But Eddie’s right up! HALF ‘N’ HALF again!! Bryan tumbles away and the fans are thunderous! It’s a standing ovation! Eddie and Bryan stir, “This is Awesome!” Eddie and Bryan sit up, then lean on each other as they stand. They trade body shots and palm strikes, and Eddie fires a flurry! Bryan returns it, the shots continue to go back and forth. Eddie uses his one good hand to SLAP and CHOP Bryan around! Bryan wobbles, and Eddie reels him in! But the bad arm won’t let him lift, so Eddie gives Bryan KAWADA KICKS!

Bryan SLAPS! And SLAPS! And SLAPS again! Bryan winds up, but Eddie JABS! And then paint brushes with the good hand! Eddie reels Bryan in, but Bryan back drops free! Bryan aims from the corner, “YES! YES! YES!” BUSAIKU- LARIAT!! Eddie hauls Bryan up, and POWERBOMBS! High stack, EDDIE WINS!!

Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall (still AEW Continental Triple Crown Champion)

The fans again give this a standing ovation because The Mad King keeps his crown! Eddie stands to bow in respect to Greensboro, but the real moment of truth is: Will Bryan show respect to Eddie? Bryan slowly sits back up, perhaps coming to terms with reality. Eddie waits, and Bryan hears the fans chant, “Shake His Hand! Shake His Hand!” Bryan looks down at himself, then up at Eddie. Eddie steps forward, and says forget it. Bryan isn’t doing it, so why is he sticking around? But then Bryan says hold on. Bryan stands, and holds out his hand! Eddie steps forward, but Bryan pulls it away. Fans boo but Bryan says hold on, hold on.

Bryan says Eddie really is that good, and he shakes Eddie’s hand! Bryan raises Eddie’s hand in victory and respect, and the fans cheer! The American Dragon finally shows The Mad King respect, is this another turning point in Eddie’s career?

 

All-Star Scramble: Chris Jericho VS Lance Archer VS “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Wardlow VS Hook VS Brian Cage VS Magnus VS Dante Martin!

While a Triple Threat determines the AEW World Championship later tonight, a massive 8 Man free-for-all decides who is next in line! The Ocho, The Murderhawk Monster, the Don Callis Family’s force of nature, the Undisputed Kingdom’s War Dog, the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil, The Machine, the CMLL Mexican National Tag Team Champion, or Top Flight’s Angel Dorado. That is quite the all-star line-up, but who becomes a true star after tonight?

Given how much The Undisputed Kingdom has riding on this match, Matt Taven, Mike Bennett and even ADAM COLE BAYBAY are here to accompany Wardlow to the ring. But even so, the Greensboro choir still sings Judas for Jericho. The bell rings and it is chaos! Wardlow and Hobbs mug Jericho, Archer is after Magnus, and Cage TOSSES Dante so he can go after Hook! Archer stomps Magnus in a corner, Jericho’s literally on the ropes, and Cage has Hook in a corner. Jericho falls out, Archer TOSSES Magnus out, and then Cage carries Hook around! Cage TOSSES Hook onto Jericho! And fans fire up for “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!”

Archer, Cage, Hobbs and Wardlow all have a corner, we might get Meat Madness after all! The fans fire up as these behemoths all eye each other. Wardlow and Cage have a quick flex-off, but then Hobbs joins in. The fans fire up, Archer says he can’t see any of them down there. The flexing continues, but then Cage eggs everyone on. Archer and Cage RAM shoulders at the same time Wardlow and Hobbs RAM each other! No one falls, they all egg each other on, so Cage and Hobbs RAM Archer and Wardlow! Archer and Wardlow RAM Cage and Hobbs! Cage and Hobbs run to LARIAT, but Archer and Wardlow don’t fall!

The fans chant “MEAT!” with each collision as Archer and Wardlow LARIAT back! All four men stay up so the “MEAT!” LARIATS fly! Cage gets around Archer, Archer ELBOWS Cage but Cage SUPERKICKS! Archer BOOTS Cage down! Wardlow dodges Hobbs to BOOT him, then clothesline him up and out! Archer then shoves Wardlow as the fans chant “MEAT FOREVER!” The forearms fly back and forth, the fans continue with “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” Wardlow ROCKS Archer, whips him to a corner, then runs in, but Archer dodges! Archer comes back to ELBOW Wardlow! Archer knuckle locks and goes up the corner!

The fans chant “BEAT THAT MEAT!” as Archer goes Old School, and MOONSAULTS! The fans fire up and then Hobbs runs in! Archer BOOTS Hobbs, ROCKS him, and knuckle locks again! Archer goes back up and again goes Old School! But Hobbs catches Archer to a SPINEBUSTER! But Cage is back, he fireman’s carries! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Wardlow storms in to fireman’s carry! Cage slips free, shoves, but Wardlow ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! The fans are thunderous, but Jericho is back to CODE BREAKER! Fans boo the end to the meaty goodness and Jericho covers, but Hook breaks it!

Magnus gets in, he and Hook throw hands, and then Dante joins in! Jericho CHOPS Hook so Hook CHOPS Jericho! Magnus and Dante go back and forth with CHOPS of their own! Jericho says they can meat it up, and they all run. They RAM shoulders, and this is more like Lean Meat Madness! They go again, RAM into each other, and Jericho says again! They keep going, they RAM some more, then they BLAST the behemoths off the apron! Jericho goes up to CROSSBODY Hobbs down! Hook, Dante and Magnus look around, just as aware of the monsters as of each other. Dante DIVES to take out Wardlow! Magnus TORNILLOS Archer!

Hook isn’t a flyer, but he figures what the hell, it’s Revolution! Hook goes up and SUPER CROSSBODIES Cage! The fans fire up as all eight men are down around ringside! Dante and Magnus return, Dante kicks and whips. Magnus reverses, runs up, but Dante puts him on the apron. Magnus GAMANGIRIS, goes up, but Dante GAMANGIRIS back! Wardlow and Archer return, Wardlow kicks Archer and puts him in a corner. Meanwhile, Hobbs climbs a corner while Jericho slides in! Jericho ROCKS Hobbs first, goes up after him, Cage SMACKS Hook off the apron! Cage gets in, and he drags Hook up! Dante SUPERPLEXES Magnus!

Jericho SUPERPLEXES Hobbs! Wardlow SUPER DUPER PLEXES Archer! And then Cage deadlift SUPERPLEXES Hook! Dante is back up to MAMBA SPLASH Cage! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives and Dante can’t believe it! Hook and Archer bails out, as does Wardlow. Cage follows suit, Magnus soon after. Dante and Jericho are still in the ring. Jericho runs up, Dante goes up and over and Jericho hits ropes! Dante then FLIES out onto Cage! Dante builds speed, but he doesn’t quite clear the ropes! He still tumbles his way into taking out Hobbs and Archer! Dante then goes right back up to CROSSBODY Jericho! Cover, TWO!!

Magnus gets in, he runs up, gets around Dante and drop toeholds! Then he dials it up, 619! Then slingshot  somersault CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Dante survives but Magnus runs up to get around and underhook! BUTTERFLY BACKBREAKER! The fans rally with Magnus and he runs to clothesline Dante in a corner! Magnus sits Dante down, runs up, METEORA! Magnus drags Dante to the drop zone, goes up, but Archer STEP-UP KNEES! Archer positions Magnus for a SUPER HIP TOSS! The fans fire up as Archer storms around. Archer choke grips to CHOKE SLAM Magnus! Cover, TWO!! Archer is furious but the ref defends his count!

Archer storms after Magnus, puts him up top and ROCKS him! Then he crucifix lifts, but Jericho kicks Archer! Archer kicks Jericho, but Magnus CLUBS Archer! Jericho & Magnus DOUBLE SUPLEX Archer! Jericho and Magnus run, DOUBLE LIONSAULTS!! The fans are thunderous and Jericho makes the cover, TWO!! Hobbs CLOBBERS Jericho, SPLASHES Magnus, but Arche clamps on! Hobbs breaks free, runs and LEAPING LARIATS! Hobbs scoops Archer for a POWERSLAM! But Dante is back! Hobbs ducks the enzigiri but Dante rolls, runs, into a SNAP POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!

Cage SUPERKICKS Hobbs, runs up and UPPERCUTS! LARIAT! Wrench and SAIDO! Cage fires up, but Hook is here! The fans fire up and these two fire off! Hook gets the edge but Cage kicks low! Hook gets around, but Cage fights the T-Bone Plex! Short arm LARIAT! Wardlow is back, he ducks the discus lariat to GERMAN SUPLEX! Archer waistlocks, Wardlow switches, GERMAN SUPLEX! Magnus is back, GERMAN SUPLEX for him! Dante runs up, Wardlow SUPERKICKS, then GERMAN SUPLEXES! The fans fire up as Wardlow SPINEBUSTERS Cage, rolls him into position, but Hook hops on! REDRUM!!

Wardlow lets Cage go to claw at the hold, but he’s fading fast! Hook even has the body scissors!! Jericho hurries to get the legs! Jericho turns Wardlow over, WALLS OF JERICHO!! Wardlow endures double submissions, but Cage SUPERKICKS Jericho down! Cage pries Hook off of Cage, fireman’s carries, but Hook slips free! Jericho BOOTS Cage into Hook’s GERMAN SUPLEX! Jericho and Hook, the oldest and the youngest, stare down. The fans fire up but Jericho CHOPS away! Jericho whips, Hook kicks back! Jericho swings, into the EL CAMINO! Hook runs up again, wrenches, and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!!!

Jericho just barely gets outta that, and Hobbs TOSSES Hook! Hobbs ROCKS Jericho, whips him to a corner, then runs in. Jericho dodges, Hobbs’ splash puts him on the apron! Jericho triangle jump DROPKICKS Hobbs down! Jericho hurries out  after Hobbs but Hobbs hits back! Hobbs scoops, to WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM to the floor! The straps come down, and Hobbs gears up. Hobbs runs in, into A DRY ICE MACHINE?!? The fog blinds Hobbs while the hardware knocks him down! Cage gets Hook back in the ring, runs corner to corner, but Hook BOOTS him! Cage swings again, Hook dodges, but runs into a JUMP KNEE!

Cage fireman’s carries, but Wardlow gets in. Cage F5s Hook, but Wardlow kicks Cage! Cage wrenches out, JUMP KNEE! Cage spins, into a HEADBUTT! Wardlow winds up to LARIAT!! Wardlow reels Cage in, hoists him up, POWERBOMB!! Dante rolls Wardlow up, TWO!! SUPESRKICK! Magnus is back but Dante has him for the HALF NELSON BOMB! But Archer drags Dante right off the cover! Dante breaks free but Archer LARIATS him down! Archer then hauls Dante up for an APRON- NO, Dante slips free to GAMANGIRI! Dante springboards, NOSEDIVE!! Cover, TWO!! Dante hurries to run, but Wardlow POUNCES him outta the air!!

Wardlow clotheslines Archer up and out, then he roars! But Hook is back, for REDRUM!! Wardlow throws Hook off, HEADBUTTS then wind-up LARIATS!! Wardlow hauls Dante back up, reels him in, and hits the LAST RIDE!!! Cover, Wardlow wins!!

Winner: Wardlow, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the AEW World Championship)

Wardlow promised it, and he kept that promise! Samoa Joe, Swerve Strickland and Hangman Page better be ready, because whoever wins tonight will be in for a war!

 

AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom!

Speaking of the Undisputed Kingdom, they’ve been throwing everything at Best Friends, all in hopes of taking this title away from Cassidy. Freshly Squeezed may be bandaged and bruised, but will he continue to find a way to win? Or is this where the Savior of the Backbreaker beats the pulp out of him once and for all?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if this title becomes undisputed!

The bell rings and Strong runs up but Cassidy gets under! Ghost pin, TWO!! Strong dodges the orange Punch, Cassidy dodges the lariat but Strong fights the hooks. Strong suplexes, Cassidy cradle counters, TWO! Things keep moving, and Cassidy goes Matrix! But Strong stops Cassidy from getting hands in pockets, and hits a BACKBREAKER! Cassidy stands into a CHOP! Cassidy bails out and the fans rally but Strong pursues. Strong CHOPS Cassidy, CHOPS again, and then gives him a RAILING BACKBREAKER! The fans boo but Strong eggs them on. Strong drags Cassidy up to CLUB him down.

The ring count climbs, Strong puts Cassidy in. Strong then has Cassidy on the apron, CLUBS him, and lifts, but Cassidy HOTSHOTS while he gets fere! Cassidy then DIVES and Strong hits barriers! The fans fire up as Cassidy puts Strong in. Cassidy climbs and CROSSBODIES! But his ribs won’t let him cover! Strong lifts Cassidy for the atomic SLAM! Strong drags Cassidy back up, for another BACKBREAKER! And then another BACKBREAKER! And another! Cassidy endures as Strong hits another BACKBREAKER! And then one more BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Cassidy isn’t broken yet but Strong CLUBS him in the ribs.

Strong puts Cassidy in a corner, CHOPS him, and Cassidy sputters as he flounders against ropes. The fans boo, Strong tells them to shut up, and he CHOPS Cassidy again! Strong drags Cassidy up, whips him corner to corner hard, and Cassidy falls in a heap! Strong mockingly asks, “How’s it feel?” Strong drags Cassidy right up, shoves him in a corner, and he fires forearms into the ribs! Strong taunts Cassidy, “You like this?” And he CHOPS again! The fans chant “Roddy Sucks!” but he says Cassidy sucks. Strong whips corner to corner again, Cassidy tumbles up and out and bumps Strong off buckles!

Cassidy goes side to side with buckle bumps and back again! Forearm, buckle bump, repeat! The fans fire up as Cassidy fires off then dribbles away! Strong falls back, Cassidy grits his teeth and the fans rally. Cassidy climbs but Strong ROCKS him first. Strong climbs up and gut wrenches Cassidy for a SUPER BUCKLE BACKBREAKER!! The fans lose their minds while Cassidy writhes and flounders on the floor! Strong goes out to fetch Cassidy, pushes him into the ring and brings him to a corner, to bend Cassidy against the post! The ref counts and the fans boo, but Strong lets go at 4.

Strong storms into the ring to mock the fans, “This is your champ?!” Strong kicks Cassidy around and eggs him on. The fans boo but Strong keeps mocking Cassidy. Strong smirks as he kicks and stomps at Cassidy, then brings him up. Strong CHOPS, but Cassidy stays up! Cassidy shakes his head, stands up tall, and Strong CHOPS again! Cassidy drops to his knees and Strong eggs the fans on. Strong stands Cassidy up, but Cassidy drops before the chop! Strong is amused, and he brings Cassidy back up. Cassidy slips under, ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but the DDT is blocked! GUTBUSTER! Or maybe more a rib breaker!

Strong suplexes, but into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Strong still gets another BACKBREAKER in! The fans rally, Strong gets the legs, BOSTON CRAB! Cassidy endures as Strong sits deep, but Cassidy reaches out! Cassidy crawls, the fans rally, and Cassidy has the ROPEBREAK! Strong lets go at 4, then he storms back up. Strong blocks a kick and he YANKS Cassidy into a BACKBREAKER! And then the STRONG HOLD! The knee digs into the back and ribs, but Cassidy refuses to give up! The fans rally harder and Cassidy fights his way back around! He twists, but Strong makes it a cover! ONE and Cassidy BOOTS Strong away!

Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirls and DDTS! Both men are down but Cassidy gets to the apron! Cassidy climbs and leaps, DEEP IMPACT!! Cover, TWO! Strong survives and Cassidy grits his teeth. The fans rally as Cassidy rises, and he “unleashes” kicks on Strong. Then he ramps up to stomp and stomp and stomp! The fans fire up as Cassidy fires off! Cassidy then waits on Strong to get up, and he goes back to a corner. Cassidy aims again, and he’s copying Adam Cole! PANAMA SUNRISE!!! Cover, TWO!! Strong survives Cole’s best move but Cassidy loads up his. The elbow pad is off, but Strong catches Cassidy, HALF NELSON BACKBREAKER!

Strong underhooks Cassidy, but Cassidy Alabama Lifts! Strong fights that to STRONG KNEE! Strong keeps moving, ORANGE PUNCH!! The fans are thunderous as Cassidy staggers back to Alabama Lift, but the back gives up! Cassidy uses ropes for support, BEACH BREAK!! But Cassidy has to crawl to the cover, ROPEBREAK!! Strong survives by a literal foot and Cassidy can’t believe it! The fans rally and Cassidy goes back to a corner. Cassidy reloads again, but that back is holding him back. Cassidy gets frustrated, the fans rally harder, and Cassidy stands! STRONG KNEE!! END OF HEARTACHE!!! Cover, RODDY WINS!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (NEW AEW International Champion)

Taven & Bennett celebrate with Strong, because now the Undisputed Kingdom has even more gold! And perhaps the most shocking of all, Strong did this one clean! Is nothing going to stop them from making AEW their kingdom? WAIT! IS THAT KYLE O’REILLY!? The fans are thunderous as Kyle has returned to AEW and is staring down his former friend! But then he smiles, and hugs it out with Roddy! Bennett hands Kyle his shirt to make this official! Kyle takes the shirt, and he is really emotional. Kyle then puts the shirt back on Strong and whispers something to him. Kyle is happy to see Roddy again, but is he not Undisputed?

 

FTR VS Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli!

Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler are former tag team champions from not just AEW but ROH, AAA and WWE. However, the Blackpool Combat Club has had similar accomplishments, so they don’t see what the fuss is all about. Will Dax & Cash still be #TopGuys after tonight? Or is there about to be a Paradigm Shift in the world of tag team wrestling?

Speaking of tag team wrestling, The Maniac & The Swiss Superman are saying ohhhhhh, what a rush! They’re dressed like the Road Warriors, Hawk & Animal! They’ve been taking shots at FTR honoring the past, is this their parody of it? The teams sort out and Dax starts against Claudio. Dax paces around but Claudio stays put like a statue. The two tie up, Dax headlocks, but Claudio powers up and out. Dax ducks ‘n’ dodges, then cradles, TWO! Claudio has the cradle, ONE!! The two reset and the fans rally. Claudio and Dax tie up, Claudio headlocks but Dax powers out. Claudio sunset flips, TWO! Dax stacks, TWO!

The fans rally and duel, “FTR!” “BCC!” as Claudio has a sunset flip, TWO! Claudio has a ghost pin, TWO! Dax gets up but Claudio stays close. They cool off, reset, and feel things out. They knuckle lock, but then Claudio UPPERCUTS! Dax goes to a corner, Claudio UPPERCUTS again. Claudio pie faces Dax around, but Dax CHOPS! And CHOPS! And then reels Claudio in, but Claudio fights the suplex! They go around, end up in ropes, the ref calls for a break but they end up in a corner first. The ref gets in there, the two finally let off, but then they start throwing SLAPS! They SLAP and SLAP and Dax wobbles!

The fans fire up, Dax frowns and Claudio eggs him on. Claudio then UPPERCUTS, but Dax CHOPS! Now Claudio wobbles, but he UPPERCUTS! Dax CHOPS, Claudio takes a breath, and he UPPERCUTS! Dax SLAPS, SLAPS and fires fast hands! Claudio hits back, the fans fire up for this scrap, and Claudio UPPERCUTS Dax down! Claudio still has to stagger back and lean against ropes, and he tags out to Moxley. The fans rally up and Dax tags Cash. Cash and Moxley circle, tie up, and Cash headlocks. Moxley powers up and out but Cash runs him over! Cash headlocks to grind Moxley down but Moxley fights up.

Moxley powers Cash to the corner, CHOPS and pie faces on repeat! Then Moxley whips corner to corner but Cash reverses and back drops on the rebound! Cash whips Moxley to DROPKICK him down, then covers, ONE!! Cash CHOPS Moxley, UPPERCUTS him to a corner, and CHOPS again! UPPERCUT! CHOP! Tag to Dax, and FTR mugs Moxley! The fans fire up and Cash lets off to fire Greensboro up more. Dax CHOPS and the fans “WOO~!” Dax whips, Moxley KICKS back, and then Moxley gets Dax over to tag Claudio. The BCC mugs Dax now, and Claudio UPPERCUTS, CHOPS and repeats!

Claudio HEADBUTTS, body shots, and knees low. Claudio whips but Dax kicks back! And RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS! The fans fire up as Dax stomps Claudio, then claws his face into the chinlock, to then ELBOW Claudio in the nose! Tag to Cash, they whip, trip and elbow drop! Then Cash basement dropkicks! Cash HEADBUTTS Claudio to a corner, then CHOPS! Claudio sputters but Cash bumps him off buckles. Cash CHOPS again, then puts Claudio in an open corner to CHOP! Cash climbs up to rain down fists! The fans count along, Cash goes to TEN, but Claudio DUMPS Cash to the apron, then Cash falls to the floor!

The ref has Claudio stay back, but Moxley sneaks in to send Cash into railing! Claudio tags Moxley, and he fetches Cash to then bring him around. Moxley makes Cash straddle the railing! Then Moxley LARIATS Cash down! Cash falls into the front row, but Moxley goes up and over to fetch him. Moxley fires forearms in that corner, but Cash fires back! They brawl, Moxley DUMPS Cash out, and then Moxley gets Cash into the ring. Tag to Claudio and the BCC keeps Cash down. Claudio gut wrenches and SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO! Cash stays in this but Claudio stays on him with a facelock.

Cash endures and the fans rally up. Cash fights up, he carries Claudio, but Claudio cranks the facelock! Cash still pushes forward, but Claudio powers him back. Cash back drops free! But Moxley tags in and he keeps Cash down with a facelock! The fans again duel, “FTR!” “BCC!” Moxley floats, ties up Cash’s legs, then headscissors Cash! Dax runs in to KICK Moxley in the back! Mox is mad but Cash is free to CHOP! Cash fires a forearm but Moxley pokes him in the eye! Tag to Claudio and he KICKS Cash from the ropes! Cover, ONE!! Cash toughs it out but Claudio stomps a hand! The fans rally, Claudio UPPERCUTS into a backslide! TWO!

Tag to Moxley, he and Claudio keep Cash back, then Moxley DECKS Cash! Moxley puts Cash under the ropes to GUILLOTINE him! The ref is busy keeping Dax back, and Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS Cash on the apron! Moxley drags Cash up to CHOP! Moxley puts Cash on the top rope, climbs up after him, and CLAWS Cash’s back! The ref reprimands but Moxley BITES Cash’s forehead! Moxley then SUPERPLEXES Cash down! Cover, TWO! Cash isn’t done yet but Moxley tags Claudio. Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS Cash, covers, TWO! Tag back to Moxley, the BCC mugs Cash, and Cash staggers to a corner.

Moxley stands on Cash’s head, the ref reprimands but Moxley lets off. Moxley talks trash that FTR is nothing! Moxley then goes corner to corner, but Cash LARIATS him down! The fans fire up while both men are down! Moxley flounders away, staggers around, hot tags to Claudio and Dax! Dax JABS, JABS and JABS then fires haymakers! Dax DECKS Moxley, CHOPS and ROCKS Claudio on repeat! Moxley CLUBS Dax, whips him, but Dax reverses to wrench and short arm LARIAT! Claudio runs up, but Dax gets around! O’Conner Roll, TWO! Dax goes up the corner to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!

Dax keeps moving, Claudio pops him up but Dax makes it a cradle! TWO!! Dax kicks low, suplexes, but Claudio slips free! Claudio kicks, reels him in, but Cash makes the save! Dax ROCKS Claudio, tags Cash, and then gets Claudio up! Cash climbs but Claudio powers out! Claudio POSTS Dax while Cash leaps over, but Moxley ROCKS Cash! Cash staggers into a LARIAT from Claudio! Cover, TWO!! Cash survives and Claudio seethes while the fans rally up. Dax is busted open from hitting steel, but Claudio UPPERCUTS Cash! Claudio eggs Cash on, UPPERCUTS him again, and then soaks up the cheers and jeers.

Claudio stands Cash up to UPPERCUT but into a backslide! Claudio fights that, but Dax tags in! Claudio ROCKS Cash but Dax HOTSHOTS! Cash UPPERCUTS then pops Claudio up, DOOMSDAY POWERSLAM COUNTER!! Moxley BODIES Cash outta the ring, Claudio covers Dax, TWO!! Dax is sputtering and his head is spouting blood! Claudio gets Dax up, tags Moxley, and they set up for the ASSISTED AIR RAID CRASH! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives and has a crimson mask. Claudio CLOBBERS Cash while Moxley paces around. Moxley kicks Dax, eggs him on, so Dax stands up. Dax fires a forearm so Moxley gives it back!

The fans rally as the forearms go back and forth! Dax snarls through the pain and the blood, the forearms keep going! Moxley eggs Dax on so Dax JABS! Moxley JABS, they throw shot after shot! Moxley KICKS the leg, runs, but into a POP-UP POWERBOMB! Jackknife bridge, TWO!! Cash kept Claudio outta the ring on that one, but now Claudio boots him back. Claudio runs up, but he’s sent into barriers! Dax dodges Moxley, backslides, TWO! Cash is up, Dax reels Moxley in, MIND BREAKER PILEDRIVER!! Cash DIVES into Claudio, Dax covers Moxley, TWO!! Moxley survives and the fans fire up again!

Dax is frustrated, and that crimson mask continues to grow. Moxley goes to a corner, “This is Awesome!” as Dax storms up. Dax reels Moxley back in, hoists him up top, and then coordinates with Cash. Dax CHOPS Moxley, climbs up after him, but then Claudio UPPERCUTS Cash! Moxley fires body shots, hops down and gets around, and he Electric Chair Lifts Dax! Claudio goes up and up, UPPERCUT DOOMSDAY!! But Cash SPLASHES the cover!! All four men are down and the fans are thunderous! The fans cheer on “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Cash HEADBUTTS Claudio, Moxley and Dax go back to firing forearms.

The brawl is going on, Moxley fires headbutts! But Dax clotheslines Moxley up and out! Then he ROCKS Claudio! Claudio fires shots on Dax, then swings, but is sent to Cash! Claudio blocks a kick to fire uppercuts! But he runs into SHATTER- NO, Claudio catches Dax, Moxley gives Cash a CUTTER! GIANT SWING! Dax goes around and around, a demented sprinkler with all that blood! Moxley DROPKICKS Dax outta the swing! Cover, TWO?!? Dax survives and shocks everyone! Fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow. Moxley BITES Dax’s bloody forehead! Cash sends Claudio into railing!

Moxley puts Dax up top, climbs up after him, and he elbows away at the bloody forehead! Moxley gets TEN, then BITES the wound again!! Dax SPITS in Moxley’s face then ROCKS him! But Claudio’s back to BOOT Dax! Moxley & Claudio both climb up, but Cash SHOVES Claudio down! Cash gets Moxley off the corner, Dax adjusts, BULLDOG BOMB!! Cover, TWO?!? Moxley survives, roars to his feet, but runs into SHATTER MACHINE!!! Cover, Claudio YANKS Dax away!! Cash ROCKS Claudio, builds speed and DIVES into an UPPERCUT! Claudio brings Cash around, reels him in, NEUTRALIZER to the floor!

But Dax gets Claudio, PILEDRIVER to the floor! Dax hurries in, Moxley catches him! PARADIMG- NO, Dax wrenches out! Moxley fights the piledriver, Dax sunset flips, but Moxley rolls Dax! DEATH RIDER!! Moxley crawls to a cover, TWO?!? And ghost pin! TWO!!! Moxley facelocks, then floats, REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Claudio keeps Cash out but Cash kicks and kicks and kicks! Cash gets free, he rushes over but Claudio snatches him into a REAR NAKED CHOKE!! FTR is stuck in double submissions!! The ref checks, Dax is OUT! BCC wins!!

Winners: Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

The Top Guys were just taken out by a couple mean, nasty fighters! Does that mean the Blackpool Combat Club are the elite among the elite in tag team wrestling? Will they be the team primed to go after the tag titles after tonight?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship: “Timeless” Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Deonna Purrazzo!

Former friends turned bitter enemies is a tale as old as time in pro-wrestling. So then, will the leading lady of AEW take top billing in this 2024 remake of the classic tale? Or will The Virtuosa prove herself the true star of this Women’s Division?

Wait a minute! Deonna said she wanted the old Toni Storm, the rock ‘n’ roll and tough as nails Toni, and… Oh, wait, that’s Mariah May cosplaying. Well, she IS a superfan, so she’s got the moves down. “Timeless” Toni now makes her entrance. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who lives the Hollywood ending!

The bell rings and the fans rally up as the two stare down. Deonna and Toni circle, tie up, and Toni arm-drags! Then she poses and the fans cheer. Deonna shrugs that off and resets with Toni. The fans duel as the two feel things out. They knuckle lock, then double knuckle lock, then Deonna wrenches and wrangles and arm-drags Toni away! Deonna takes a bow while the fans are torn. Toni kicks the ropes in frustration, then circles with Deonna again. Toni gets around to waistlock, but Deonna wrenches to wristlock back. Toni moves around, slips through, wrenches and wristlocks and wrangles Deonna.

Deonna rolls, stands, powers through and headlocks for the takeover. The fans cheer, Toni pulls hair and headscissors. Deonna turns Toni over, ties up the legs, and floats to slap Toni around. Deonna gets an arm, bends the fingers, but Toni gets the ROPEBREAK! Deonna lets off and Toni is a bit frustrated. The fans rally up as the two reset. They knuckle lock again, and Toni drops back, rolls to wrench and wristlock. Deonna wrenches to hammerlock, but Toni squats, headlocks, spins and hits the takeover. But Deonna headscissors right back! Deonna pushes up to add pressure but Toni endures.

The fans rally as Toni moves around. Toni headstands, pops free, then floats to the headlock. But Deonna wrenches right out to a wristlock. Toni pulls hair to put Deonna in a corner! Toni ROCKS Deonna, whips corner to corner, but Deonna goes up, under, baits Toni in and steps over to roll her up! FUJIWARA, but ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer the technical exchange while Deonna lets off slowly. Deonna drags Toni up, wrenches again, but Toni ROCKS her! And CHOPS her! Deonna fires back, the forearms fly and Deonna gets the edge! Deonna CHOPS but Toni knees low! Toni whips but Deonna KICKS and LARIATS!

The fans fire up while Toni bails out. Deonna keeps her eyes on Toni while Luther coaches Toni up. Deonna rallies the fans and runs in to WRECK Toni with a dropkick! Deonna puts Toni in but she glares at Luther. Deonna storm sin but Toni is right on her. Deonna wrenches to go for the arm! Toni RAMS Deonna into the corner, fires off hands, but lets off as the ref counts. The fans rally up, Toni whips but Deonna reverses! They almost run into the ref! Toni LOW BLOW MULE KICKS! Wait, what? And then Toni BULLDOGS Deonna down! Cover, TWO! Toni rains down fists, the ref reprimands, and Toni lets off.

The fans rally up while Toni paces around. Toni drags Deonna up, puts her through ropes, and then CHOKES her! The ref counts and reprimands, Toni throws Deonna down! Cover, TWO! Toni stays on Deonna with a chinlock, then shifts into a partial Camel Clutch! The fans rally while Deonna endures, but Toni HIP DROPS Deonna. Toni stomps Deonna, too, then swaggers around. Toni HEADBUTTS Deonna down, drags her back up, and then UPPERCUTS her back down. Toni soaks up the cheers and jeers, then brings Deonna up again. Toni reels Deonna in, but Deonna snaps to a cradle! TWO and Toni CLOBBERS Deonna!

Toni stands on Deonna’s head, lets off as the ref counts, then scuffs Deonna while she paces. The fans rally, Toni scuffs Deonna more, but Deonna stands. Toni pie faces, Deonna SLAPS! Toni CHOPS, SLAPS, then SLAPS again! Deonna drops to a knee, Toni stands her back up. Deonna ducks the slap to fire off forearms! The fans are torn, but Toni knees low! Toni whips, Deonna ducks ‘n’ dodges to LARIAT! Deonna rallies on Toni now, then kicks low to run and KNEE LIFT! Then RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Roll and FUJIWARA! Toni endures and the fans fire up! Toni flails, reaches out, and rolls free! But Deonna BOOTS her down!

The fans are torn as Deonna fires herself up! Deonna storms up to Toni, drags her up, and reels her in. But Toni wrenches out, swings, but into a BACKBREAKER and FLATLINER! Cover, TWO! Deonna is frustrated but the fans rally back up. Toni crawls to a corner, Deonna takes aim, and Deonna runs in, but is tripped into buckles! Toni goes corner to corner and SWEET HIP MUSIC! Toni then drags Deonna up to a DDT! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives and Toni is beside herself! Luther coaches Toni, the fans rally up, and Toni drags Deonna back up. Toni reels her in but Deonna trips her to a jackknife bridge! TWO, and Toni blocks the boot!

Toni trips Deonna, BREAK A LEG ANKLE LOCK!! Deonna endures, reaches out, and the fans rally up again. Deonna crawls forward, but Toni drags her away! Deonna turns over, Toni turns her back. Deonna turns over again and BOOTS Toni to the apron! Deonna BOOTS Toni off the apron but Luther catches her! But Deonna is up on the corner to CROSSBODY them both down!! The fans fire up and Deonna hurries to put Toni in. Deonna storms in after Toni, dodges the haymaker to tilt-o-whirl, LA MYSTICA! FUJIWARA!! Toni endures, even as Deonna pushes way back! Toni rolls, Deonna rolls with her and keeps her from the ropes!

Toni continues to endure the Fujiwara Armbar, but she tucks and rolls to get a cover, TWO! Deonna has both arms now! Luther distracts the ref, the ref misses Toni tapping out! Mariah rushes in but Deonna BOOTS her down! Toni stands up to kick and reel Deonna in! STORM ZERO!! Cover, Toni wins!!

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

It took the entire supporting cast to make her look good, but Toni Storm is still our leading lady! Will nothing and no one take the spotlight away from her now?

 

Don Callis Family Feud: Will Ospreay VS Konosuke Takeshita!

The Aerial Assassin has finished with NJPW, and he is truly All Elite now! And to make his return to AEW truly special, Don Callis himself said this will be the match of a DECADE! The #BillyGoat and The Alpha battle as two of the best rope-to-rope wrestlers, and we’re about to see who’s the best! But the real question is, will the Family still be alright after tonight?

Speaking of Don Callis, he joins commentary to let us know, this is like Jordan VS Pippin 1v1! This is a dream match, the match of the decade, and you can all thank him for it! The bell rings and the fans fire up already! Ospreay and Takeshita circle, tie up, and Ospreay wrenches. Takeshita wrenches back, wristlocks, but Ospreay rolls, rolls and steps over to headlock. The fans sing “Ospreay~, Ospreay Ospreay Ospreay~! Ospreay~, Ospreay~!” Takeshita powers up but can’t power out of the headlock as Ospreay holds tight. Takeshita pulls hair, the ref reprimands, but Ospreay turns things around.

The two end up on ropes, the ref counts, and Ospreay SLAPS Takeshita! Ospreay headlocks, Takeshita powers up and out, and they RAM shoulders! Ospreay ducks the right to ROCK Takeshita! Ospreay whips, Takeshita reverses but Ospreay ducks ‘n ‘dodges and RANAS! The fans fire up and Ospreay blows them a kiss. Ospreay drags Takeshita up, CHOPS him, then bumps him off buckles. Ospreay CHOPS and Takeshita grits his teeth! The fans fire up as Takeshita ROCKS Ospreay! Ospreay CHOPS, Takeshita forearms, repeat! Takeshita fires a flurry, whips, but Ospreay reverses, only to get the TAKESHITA LINE!

Takeshita runs in at the corner to ROCK Ospreay, then keeps moving. Ospreay follows, Takeshita puts him on the apron, but Ospreay ROCKS Takeshita back! Ospreay goes up but Takeshita trips him up! Takeshita ROCKS Ospreay, then climbs up after him. The fans rally, Takeshita stands Ospreay up and SUPERPLEXES! Cover, ONE!! Ospreay grits his teeth as he toughs it out, but Takeshita clamps on a chinlock. Takeshita grinds Ospreay down, but Ospreay endures. Takeshita steps over to trap a leg, but the fans rally. Ospreay fights around, even as Takeshita grinds him. Ospreay throws elbows, stands up, but Takeshita fireman’s carries!

Takeshita WASTELAND SLAMS, goes up the corner, and then SUPER SENTONS! Cover, ONE!! Ospreay still shows that grit but Takeshita drags him up. Takeshita whips, then catches Ospreay into a SLEEPER! The fans rally with “BRUV! BRUV! BRUV!” as Ospreay fights up, but Takeshita CLUBS him down! Fans boo but Takeshita soaks it up. Callis talks up Takeshita’s genetic advantage of height and length. Takeshita dragon sleepers Ospreay, to then CLUB him back down! The fans boo but Takeshita just soaks it all up. Takeshita stands Ospreay up but Ospreay CHOPS! Ospreay CHPOS again and Callis says those are stiff.

Ospreay UPPERCUTS, whips, but Takeshita reverses. Ospreay catches Takeshita to the COBRA TWIST! Takeshita endures, powers out with a hip toss, then goes after Ospreay. Ospreay BOOTS from the corner, goes up and out to springboard in, PIP PIP CHEERIO! The fans fire up while both men are down! Ospreay stands, he fires shots on Takeshita, then whips. Takeshita reverses but Ospreay handsprings, NEURALIZER KICK! Takeshita tumbles out of the ring and the fans fire up with “OI! OI! OI!” Ospreay then aims to PLANCHA! Direct hit on Takeshita at the ramp! The fans fire up while Ospreay catches his breath.

Ospreay drags Takeshita up and puts him in, then reels him in for a BIG back suplex! Cover, ONE!! Takeshita shows that grit now, throwing it back at Ospreay. Ospreay says okay, and he drags Takeshita back up. Ospreay reels Takeshita in but Takeshita fights the lift. So Ospreay fires Kawada Kicks! And winds up, to CHOP! Takeshita wobbles, Ospreay runs, but into a POP-UP LANDSLIDE! SICK KICK! The fans fire up as Ospreay bails out and Takeshita FLIES! Direct hit at the ramp!! The standing count starts and the fans cheer on “A E DUB! A E DUB!” The count passes 5 of 10 but both men are still down.

Takeshita sits up, he brings Ospreay up at 7 and puts him in the ring. Takeshita then goes up the corner and the fans rally. Takeshita vows to end it here, to SUPER DUPER SENTON onto knees!! Ospreay hurries to get Takeshita in a drop zone, then he goes up! LEAP OF FAITH but he has to bail out! Takeshita gets around, full nelsons, but Ospreay breaks that, only to get a HIGH ANGLE GERMAN!! Bridging cover, TWO!! Ospreay escapes and Callis says that might’ve been the best German Suplex he’s seen in his 34 years in wrestling! Takeshita eggs Ospreay on, brings him up, and fires boxing elbows!

Takeshita ROCKS Ospreay, ruins, but into the TIGER WALL KICK and ENZIGIRI! But Takeshita GERMAN SUPLEXES again! Takeshita runs, into the SPANISH FLY!! The fans are thunderous, it’s a standing ovation! Callis says Takeshita’s ahead on points, but the fans just know “This is Awesome!” A standing count begins, both men are still down at 5! Takeshita and Ospreay sit up at 7, and then they head for each other. Ospreay throws a forearm, Takeshita fires one back! Ospreay throws another, but so does Takeshita! Ospreay growls as he stands back up. Takeshita also stands, the forearms keep going!

Ospreay wobbles, but he fires another, only for Takeshita to hit right back! Takeshita fires a flurry, but Ospreay SUPERKICKS! Takeshita winds up, but he falls over! The fans fire up while the ref checks Takeshita. Takeshita stands, Ospreay ROCKS him again! Takeshita staggers around, Ospreay ROCKS him again! Takeshita sits down but Ospreay wants him to get back up. Ospreay winds up, ROLLING ELBOW!! Takeshita falls and the fans are thunderous! The ref has Ospreay stay back so he can check Takeshita. Takeshita’s hands are contorted and he’s twitchy, but he tells the ref to leave him alone.

Ospreay walks over, brings Takeshita up, and gives him some mocking kicks in the corner. The ref counts, Ospreay still digs his boot in, but then Takeshita fights up! Takeshita roars, reels back, and ROCKS Ospreay! Ospreay staggers, sputters, but he fires up! The fans fire up with Ospreay, but Takeshita ROCKS him again! Ospreay just uses that, and he headbutts the buckles! Ospreay blocks a shot, fires Kawada Kicks, but Takeshita DECKS him!! The ref checks Ospreay now while Takeshita stands up. Takeshita shakes out the cobwebs and winds up the arm. Takeshita runs, but Ospreay slips through!

Ospreay gets Takeshita up, Takeshita slips through! Takeshita gets Ospreay up, Ospreay pops free! HOOK KICK! Underhooks, but Takeshita fights that! So Ospreay ENZIGIRIS, SUPERKICKS, and TIGER DRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! The fans are thunderous, Ospreay calls his shot and springboards, but flies into BLUE THUNDER!! Cover, TWO!!! The fans are electric and Callis says they’re all witnessing history! The fans hope these two “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this has to end somehow! The standing count is climbing but both men are stirring. Ospreay stands, but Takeshita runs up to RAM him, O’Conner Roll and CHAOS-

NO, Ospreay elbows free! Takeshita CLUBS Ospreay, but Ospreay BOOTS, ENZIGIRIS, SUPERKICKS, and then goes up, up and SUPER OS- NO, Takeshita blocks! Takeshita shoves, Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges to springboard, OSCUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! Takeshita survives but Ospreay powers up the arm! Ospreay aims from the corner, runs in, but Takeshita DECKS him!! Cover, TWO?!?! Ospreay survives and the fans are thunderous again! Both men stir as the standing count starts again. Ospreay goes to a corner and Takeshita gets the fans fired up again. Takeshita hauls Ospreay up to the top rope, but Ospreay throws hands!

Takeshita still climbs, Ospreay fires more shots, and Takeshita drops back. Takeshita drags himself back up, Ospreay throws shots, but Takeshita RAMS into him! But Ospreay slips under, tucks Takeshita in, CHEEKY NANDOS! Ospreay then hoists Takeshita up, climbs up after him, and SUPER- NO, Takeshita holds ropes! Takeshita hauls Ospreay up for a TOP ROPE BRAINBUSTER!!! The fans lose their minds, Callis himself thinks that may’ve injured Ospreay, and the ref hurries to check. Ospreay is clutching his back, Takeshita covers, TWO!!! Ospreay survives but Takeshita goes to a corner.

Takeshita takes aim and we get a look at the bruise on Ospreay’s back. POWER DRIVE KNEE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Ospreay survives again, the fans are thunderous again, and Takeshita brings down the kneepad. WAGAMA- NO!! Ospreay blocks that, but Takeshita HEADBUTTS and ELBOWS! Ospreay SUPERKICKS! Takeshita fights the suplex to suplex, but into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! POISON-RANA!! Ospreay gets Takeshita up and underhooks, to lift and STORM- NO, Takeshita slips free! Takeshita ducks the roundhouse and double pump-handles Ospreay, to flip him into the BASTARD DRIVER!!

And then deadlift WHEELBARROW GERMAN!! But Ospreay’s right up!? FLYING HIDDEN BLADE!! Cover, ONE?!?! Even Callis is losing his mind! Greensboro gives another standing ovation as Callis says you’ll never see something like this in another 100 years! Ospreay hurries to underhook and lift but Takeshita slips free again! DOUBLE ROLLING ELBOWS hit! Ospreay fires palm strikes and a BOOT! Ospreay runs, Takeshita ducks ‘n ‘dodges to LARIAT!! Takeshita aims, runs, POWER DRIVE- NO, POWERBOMB from Ospreay! Stack cover, TWO, but Ospreay brings Takeshita right into a STYLES CLASH!!! Cover, TWO?!?!?

The fans are electric for this phenomenal match, and Ospreay underhooks again! TIGER DRIVER 91!! Ospreay throws off the elbow pad, takes aim, and HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall

Just as Justin Roberts puts it, the winner of this unbelievable battle is none other than the Aerial Assassin! The fans boo as Callis gets in the ring, but he does want to make sure both his top stars are okay. And Kyle Fletcher makes his way out, too, also part of the Family and a best friend to Ospreay through the United Empire. Ospreay and Takeshita bow respect to one another, and the fans cheer again. Ospreay sees Kyle again after being apart for a few months.  And they hug it out! But BREAKING NEWS for AEW Dynamite! Ospreay must again fight a fellow Don Callis Family member as he goes up against Fletcher! Will the Billy Goat prove to the Aussie Arrow why he was the leader of the Empire?

 

AEW World Championship Triple Threat: Samoa Joe VS Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Hangman Page!

The King of Wrestling Television is no stranger to Triple Threats. The numbers did not spell disaster for him way back at TNA Sacrifice in 2008, but this is a very different formula this year. The Realest says he’s the most dangerous man in AEW, but The Cowboy says he’d rather DIE than see the title go home to Swerve’s House. With the intensity unlike anything seen for this title before, will Samoa Joe still whoop everyone’s asses? Or will there be a new world champion one way or another?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see which way history breaks!

The bell rings and the fans are fired up already. Hangman, Swerve and Joe all stare each other down then step closer. Hangman gets in Swerve’s face, so Joe HEADBUTTS them both! Joe JABS Swerve, JABS Hangman, CHOPS Swerve, ROCKS and CHOPS Hangman, then back elbows and PELES Hangman in a corner! Joe runs up to Swerve but Swerve BOOTS him away! Swerve goes up, but Joe just walks away from the flying uppercut! Swerve flounders out of the ring and Nana hurries to check him. Joe JABS Hangman again and again, then runs. Joe dodges Hangman’s lariat to DIVE onto Swerve!

But Hangman builds speed, to DIVE into a GAMANGIRI! Joe storms up on Hangman in a corner to CHOP! The fans “WOO~!” and fire up as Joe CHOPS again! Fans want that “One More Time!” but Joe HEADBUTTS and ROCKS Hangman instead. Joe scoops Hangman, Hangman slips free and shoves Joe for Swerve to DUMP him out! Swerve then fires off on Hangman! Swerve whips, Hangman reverses and scoops, to FALL AWAY SLAM! Hangman kips up, but so does Swerve! Swerve then BOOTS Hangman down! Hangman flounders to a corner, Swerve stomps away on him! Nana says there you go!

Swerve lets off but the fans continue to rally behind him. Swerve stands Hangman up but Hangman fights the half nelson. They go to ropes. Swerve O’Conner Rolls but Hangman rolls free, only for Swerve to EDDY GORDO RANA! Hangman staggers to a corner, Swerve runs up to UPPERCUT! Swerve snapmares Hangman, goes up, FALLING UPPERCUT! The fans fire up as Swerve hits the Griddy! Swerve then goes to the apron to FLYING UPPERCUT Joe down! And back to the Griddy! Swerve has the fans rallying up more, then steps in to SHOTGUN Hangman down! Cover, ONE!! Hangman snarls but Swerve keeps cool.

Swerve kicks Hangman around, throws hands, then has Hangman in a corner. The fans duel between “Whose House?” and “COWBOY SHID!” while Swerve ROCKS Hangman. Swerve whips, Hangman hurdles then comes back to clinch, BELLY2BELLY! Cover, Joe breaks it in time! Joe stands Hangman up to CHOP him down, then brings him around for forearms. Joe JABS away in a corner, then scrapes his boot off Hangman. Joe BLASTS Swerve off the apron and then BOOT WASHES Hangman! Joe reels Hangman in for a POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO, but Joe steps over into the STF!

The fans fire up as Hangman endures! Joe shifts to go full CROSSFACE! Hangman endures more, but he’s fading! Swerve BOOTS Joe off Hangman! Swerve and Joe stand and throw hands! Joe ROCKS Swerve, but Swerve still hits back. Joe ROCKS Swerve again, but Swerve rebounds to BOOT! Joe CLOBBERS Swerve, then looms over him. Joe bumps Swerve off buckles, puts him up top, and then tucks him in! Swerve fights that but Joe CHOPS! Joe climbs up after Swerve and hoists him up, but Swerve resists the superplex! Swerve throws forearms and haymakers but Joe HEADBUTTS back! Swerve tumbles hard to the apron and then the floor!

But Hangman gets Joe! Joe CLUBS away on Hangman and Hangman falls. But then Swerve gets back in! Swerve tries but Joe CLUBS away on him! Swerve sits down, Joe considers his options, and he goes up!? But then Swerve and Hangman actually work together! They DOUBLE POWERBOMB Joe!! The fans fire up and the two bitter enemies look to each other. The fans rally up again as they stand up. They get forehead to forehead, Swerve pats Hangman on the cheek, and the haymakers start flying! The fans fire up as this gets fast ‘n’ furious! Swerve gets the edge over Hangman, but Hangman keeps him from running ropes!

Swerve kicks free but Hangman reels him in again, and LARIATS Swerve from behind! The fans are torn but Hangman takes a moment to catch his breath. Nana coaches Swerve, but Hangman brings Swerve up to ROCK him with a haymaker. Swerve staggers, Hangman ROCKS him again. Swerve stays standing, comes right back, but Hangman ROCKS him again! Swerve laughs through it! Hangman ROCKS Swerve again and again but Swerve just eggs him on! ROLLING- NO, roll-up and then somersault, but into DEAD- NO! Swerve sunset flips the Deadeye, Joe breaks it! Nana is frustrated for Swerve!

Joe runs up but Swerve DUMPS Joe back out! Swerve goes to the apron and he BOOTS Joe down! The fans fire up as Swerve stands tall. Swerve gets in, but Hangman scoops him! Swerve fights and leans back to scoop Hangman! Hangman drops down, victory roll, but Hangman ends up in the corner. Hangman ELBOWS Swerve away, goes up and up, QUEBRADA into the dragon sleeper! Inverted suplex into the TOMBSTONE! Cover, Joe breaks it again! Joe won’t let these two decide his fate, and he drags Hangman up. Joe whips Hangman, Hangman reverses and runs in at the corner. Joe URENAGE, but Hangman arm-drags!

Joe gets up but Hangman BOOTS him down! Fans are again torn as Hangman Alabama Lifts Swerve! Swerve throws body shots, then turns things around to POWERBOMB Hangman! Swerve rolls Hangman through to somersault FLATLINER! Then float over to the deadlift BRAINBUSTER! Cover, Joe again breaks it! A hattrick of saves for Joe, and the fans rally as he storms up on Swerve. Joe JABS Swerve, JABS Hangman, and repeat! Joe runs at Hangman in a corner to forearm! Joe ROCKS Swerve at the ropes, then CHOPS him down! Joe goes back to Hangman to run him corner to corner for a buckle bump!

Joe puts Hangman up top, tucks him in, and lifts him off the corner! MUSCLE BUSTER!! But Swerve is up top! KILL STOMPS! The fans are thunderous but Swerve isn’t done yet! Swerve has two targets, he aims at Joe! HOUSE CALL! But he won’t stop there, either! Swerve wants to finish Hangman, too! Hangman sits up, “Whose house?!” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” HOUSE CALL!! Cover, TWO?!?! Hangman survives, did Swerve just make a mistake not just covering Joe? Nana protests the count, but Joe storms up on Swerve. Joe and Swerve fire forearms back and forth, then Joe gives Kawada Kicks!

Swerve stays up, Joe runs, but Swerve fireman’s carries!? Joe slips right free to COQUINA- NO, Swerve drops down to KICK from below! Joe goes to a corner, Swerve runs up, but Joe ELBOWS him. Joe goes up the corner, but Swerve BOOTS him! Joe returns to ground level, Swerve puts a leg in the ropes, and then PENDULUM DDT! The fans fire up while Swerve goes back up the corner. Swerve aims again, to 450 SPLASH onto Joe’s back! Swerve sputters, but he stands back up to reload! Joe sits up, into the KILL STOMPS!!! Cover, TWO?!? And Hangman even drags the ref right out of the ring?!

Fans boo as Hangman is truly resorting to anything to keep Swerve from winning! Swerve rushes up but Hangman UPPERCUTS him! Hangman hurries to grab the world title belt! Hangman gets in the ring, he takes aim, BELT SHOT on Swerve!! Fans boo even harder but Hangman just glares as he reloads! Nana shouts no, but Swerve stands into another BELT SHOT!! Hangman tells Swerve that he should’ve listened to him! Swerve will NEVER have this belt, it is HANGMAN’S! Then Hangman turns around, slingshots at Joe, BUCKSHOT!! And he’s not done! Hangman reloads, slingshots again, BUCKSHOT!! Cover, but no ref to count it!

Hangman realizes the mistake he made, but then a substitute ref runs in! Cover, TWO!!! Hangman is furious at Bryce Remsburg but it’s Hangman’s own fault for taking out Paul Turner! Hangman is about to lose his mind, if he hasn’t already in some way. Hangman goes to the apron, he reloads and takes off the elbow pad. Joe staggers up, BUCK- NO, Joe gets under! COQUINA CLUTCH!! Hangman flails, but Swerve is up top! SKY TWISTER onto them both!! The fans are thunderous as all three men are down! The ref checks all three men, they’re somehow all okay to continue. Nana gives Swerve his bejeweled crown! Swerve considers it, and says no?!

Fans cheer as Swerve wants to do this the right way! But then Joe catches him into a COQUINA CLUTCH! But Swerve drops to a victory roll, so Hangman CLOBBERS the ref?!? Hangman beats down Bryce and the fans are furious! Hangman TOSSES Bryce, but Swerve fires off on Hangman! Swerve gets Joe up, fires off on him, too, then ENZIGIRIS! Swerve storms up on Hangman to TOSS him out! Hangman holds on to skin the cat, though! LARIAT! But Joe LARIATS Hangman! Joe clotheslines Swerve in a corner, puts him up top, but Swerve fights the tuck! Paul Turner has revived, Swerve BOOTS Joe and Hangman BUCKSHOTS!

Swerve comes off the top to steal the BUCKSHOT!! And then the half nelson, J M L DRIVER!!! But Joe gets Hangman, HALF NELSON SUPLEX!! And COQUINA CLUTCH on Hangman!!! Turner is there to watch as Hangman is turning red! Swerve flounders but Hangman TAPS! JOE WINS!!!

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

Sixteen years after Steiner Math and Sacrifice, Samoa Joe still conquers the Triple Threat! If two men could not take this title, will no one ever dethrone the King of Wrestling TV? As for Hangman and Swerve, there is a question of why The Cowboy tapped out. Was it really because he could not get free of Joe’s grip? Or was it just to keep his promise that Swerve would not win? And even after those questions, there is also a question of when and where Swerve will get his next chance at this title.

 

AEW’s next PPV has been announced!

Sunday, April 21st, in the Gateway City of St. Louis, “all that has been built becomes a dynasty.” The inaugural AEW Dynasty is on the horizon, who will establish their dynasty in AEW?

 

AEW World Tag Team Championships Tornado Tag Match: Sting & Darby Allin w/ Ric Flair VS The Young Bucks!

After almost 40 years of a truly iconic career, after adding a 25th championship to the Hall of Fame worthy résumé, it is all coming to an end. Sting has one last ride here in the Greensboro Coliseum alongside his best and favorite tag team partner to defend not just these titles, but also his legacy and his honor. Will Sting break the trend and retire on top, standing on his own two feet? Or will Matthew & Nicholas Jackson take the titles, take the spotlight, and ruin the moment all for their own self-gratification?

The Nature Boy is here to support his friend and rival, and we even get Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat as special guest timekeeper! The EVP Bucks rise from under the stage a la the American Nightmare’s old elevator, Matt wearing a black robe and Nick wearing a white one. And they don’t have Young Buck bucks shoot from those confetti cannons anymore, it’s all AEW business cards now. As for Sting, the special short film, “The Final Showtime,” plays as if at an old movie theater.

Sting has a private screening of his career retrospective, from the bright and colorful days with all the great rivalries and accolades, to when he made the change to fight the NWO, and finally to his arrival here in AEW and the wild matches he’s had alongside Darby. Sting laughs, cries, winces in remembering those rough landings, and the fans can be heard chanting, “Thank You, Sting!” The film finishes playing, the lights come up, and Sting looks around one last time. “It’s showtime. Showtime for the last time.” Sting looks into the camera and says, “Let’s do this. WOO!!”

Back in Greensboro, Sting makes his entrance, his sons dressed up to reference his most iconic looks! Even the music changes to hearken back to peak Sting! “Ladies and gentlemen, this is the legend! This is the Icon! This! IIIIIIIS! STIIIIIIING~!” With that, the introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see if this story has a storybook ending!

DARBY DIVES ONTO THE BUCKS!! Commentary is taken by surprise, the bell rings, and Darby tosses The Bucks back in for Sting. Sting puts Matt in one corner, he puts Nick in the other, and then he and Darby coordinate to STINGER SPLASH and COFFIN SPLASH! Then they go the other way, another STING SPLASH and COFFIN SPLASH! The fans howl with Sting, and then Sting calls in the Stinger Boys! They get to STINGER SPLASH Matt, then Darby adds his COFFIN SPLASH, then Sting adds the STINGER SPLASH! They do the same onto Nick, and the fans are thunderous for the Relentless Icons!

Sting gets Nick up to SPINEBUSTER, but Matt runs up! Sting blocks a kick, then he trips Matt onto Nick! Sting steps through to have both Bucks, in a DOUBLE SCORPION DEATHLOCK!! But that’s a lot to hold onto, even for Sting, and the Bucks wriggle free. The fans chant “Thank You, Sting!” as he and the boys go out after The Bucks. Sting SLINGS Nick into railing, then SLINGS him into more railing! Meanwhile, Darby and the boys have brought out some tables! Matt fires hands but Sting doesn’t even budge! Sting SLINGS Matt into railing now! Sting grabs as chair to SMACK Matt, then he SMACKS Nick!

The tables are set up nearby, and Sting brings Nick all the way around to TOSS over barriers! Matt gets up, Sting TOSSES him over other barriers! Darby helps coordinate things, and he finds a ladder! The fans are loving this already, but then Nick pokes Sting in the eyes! The fans boo but Nick soaks it up. Nick climbs up, only for Sting to ROCKET LAUNCH him to the floor! But Matt is back and he kicks Sting low! “How ’bout that, huh!?” Matt reels Sting in, but Sting back drops him away! The Bucks regroup and Darby goes up and up to SUPER COFFIN DROP onto them both! The fans are thunderous while the Bucks writhe!

Sting and Darby coordinate with the boys, they go looking under the ring, and they bring out a pane of glass?! Sting wants to go hardcore something fierce in his final match! Because here’s another pane! Darby calls to the sons, they help get those positioned by the chair square they made at the ramp side! Darby approves, and he fires hands on Matt. Darby SMACKS Matt off steel steps, then whips Nick into more railing! Darby digs Matt’s face into the steel and tells Sting to swing! Sting has his baseball bat! Matt narrowly avoids being beheaded!! Sting aims at Nick, Nick dodges, and the bat SHATTERS the glass!

The fans fire up and Nick freaks out! Nick & Matt try to run away into the crowd? Sting & Darby pursue and the fans fire up as the brawling gets even closer! Darby CLAWS Nick’s back, Sting ROCKS Matt, and they end up heading towards the backside of the stage! Sting brawls with Matt at gorilla, then they join Darby and Nick on stage. But Nick JAWBREAKERS Darby! Sting ROCKS Matt, follows him to the far side of the stage, but Nick aims at tables! Nick reels Darby in, suplexes, FALCON ARROW through the tables!! Matt turns things around on Sting with haymakers, but Sting blocks the hip toss!

Sting throws body shots, he dragon sleepers, and fans fire up, only for Matt to rake the eyes! Matt reels Sting in, and he FALCON ARROWS Sting through more tables!! All four men are down around the stage, but Nick rises first to soak up all that heat. Matt also drags himself from the wreckage, and Nick brings Darby towards ringside. Fans chant “F THE YOUNG BUCKS!” Nick is surprised to hear that again after all these years. Nick CLUBS Darby, puts him in the ring, then grabs that ladder Darby brought out. Matt rejoins Nick as Nick props that ladder up in a corner. The Bucks get Darby up and they aim for the ladder!

Fans boo but the Bucks still LADDER BOMB Darby down! Darby rebounds off the ladder and staggers into a corner. Matt sends Nick in but Darby BOOTS him! Darby BOOTS Matt, too, then jumps over Matt to get around Nick. Darby sends the Bucks into each other, then THROWBACK STUNNERS Nick! Darby fires off hands on Matt, then hops on for CODE RED! The fans are thunderous as Darby takes care of both Bucks, then hobbles over to the ladder. Darby stands that up all by himself, and it is tall! Darby makes sure the ladder is lined up just right, then he goes out to SMACK Nick off the steel steps! And again! And again!

The fans fire up with Darby, he goes back to the ladder, and he climbs! Fans are starting to put together what Darby’s after, and Darby shouts out Sting. Darby SUPER SWANTONS through pane glass!! Matt got Nick outta there, that glass goes all into Darby! Darby’s back is peppered with bloody spots, and now Nick gets a table into the ring. Matt has gone back for Sting and is punching away to bring Sting back to ringside. Doc Sampson checks Darby and now Sting is all alone. Nick sets the table up near the ladder, Matt waves to the fans, and the Bucks mug Sting against ropes. Then they bring Sting over to the table.

The fans boo and chant “F THE YOUNG BUCKS!” Sting fights the double suplex! Sting fires off hands but the Bucks mug him again. The fans boo more as the Bucks whip Sting to a corner. Matt mocks the howl, he and Nick run in, but Sting moves so the GAMANGIRI hits Matt! Sting then CLOBBERS Nick off the apron! Sting dribbles Matt off the mat! The fans fire up as Sting puts Matt on the table, CHOKES him to keep him in place, and then he CLUBS Matt for good measure. Fans go nuts as Sting climbs! Sting just saw his highlight reel, and he wants to add to it! But Matt stops Sting and CLUBS him!

Nick puts a pane of glass in a corner, but Matt POWERBOMBS Sting through the table! But Sting rises up!? The Bucks freak out, and Sting fires off hands! The Bucks mug him again, and DOUBLE HIP TOSS Sting through the glass!! The fans lose their minds as the Bucks then drag Sting up, just to LOW BLOW! Matt dragon sleepers, to steal the SCORPION DEATH DROP!! Cover, TWO?!?! Sting survives his own move and Matt is furious! Nick tips the ladder to get it out of the ring, and The Bucks work on what more they have to do to keep The Icon down. They go outside and look around for plunder while the fans rally as hard as they can.

Nick goes to the timekeeper’s area, and he grabs one of the title belts! But Ricky Steamboat grabs it, too! The fans fire up as The Dragon refuses to let Nick do what he wants! Nick still snatches the belt away, and takes a swing! Ricky ducks it, to then DECK Nick with the double fist! But then Matt JAMS Ricky with a chair! Fans boo but Flair gets involved now! Flair shouts to Sting, but Matt has the belt! Matt warns Flair to get outta here! Flair says no, but Matt says get out or else! Flair tells Matt to just do it then! Flair shields Sting’s body, and Matt lets off. The refs tell Flair he needs to go, but then the Bucks DOUBLE SUPERKICK Flair!!!

Fans boo but then wait! Ricky’s back up! So the Bucks DOUBLE SUPERKICK him, too!! The fans boo the disrespect to the elderly legends, and then Matt BELT SHOTS Sting!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Sting survives and the fans are thunderous! The Icon is superhuman and The Bucks are furious! The fans rally as hard as they ever have before as Sting rises. The Bucks grin and mock HBK’s goodbye to Flair! “We’re NOT sorry, we HATE you!” DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!! But Sting stays on his feet?!? The fans are electric as Sting just stares The Bucks down! Sting DOUBLE LARIATS! And then SCORPION DEATH DROP on Matt!! Cover, Nick breaks it!

Sting doesn’t care, he just gets Matt up again! But Matt snapmares free, and Nick is back in! E V P TRIGGER!!!! Cover, TWO?!?!?!? HOW?!?!?!? Nick gets right in Rick Knox’s face, but Matt calms him down. Matt says to relax and focus, they can still finish this. The Bucks sit Sting up, shake his hand and mockingly say thank you and it has been a pleasure doing business with him. Then E V P TRIGGER again!!!! Cover, ONE?!?!?!??! Forget superhuman, is Sting an immortal?!? And he even eggs them on! So they DOUBLE SUPERKICK!!!! Matt says this is it!! Matt drags Sting up, gut wrenches, and Nick goes up a corner.

Wait! Darby is back and he SHOVES Nick off the corner! Nick crashes down through a table!!! Sting slips free to dragon sleeper Matt! The fans are going insane for the SCORPION DEATH DROP!!!! Cover, TWO?!?!?!! Matt survives and now Sting is shocked. Darby climbs, his back all cut and bloody, but he still hits a BLOODY COFFIN DROP!! All that blood is wiped off onto Matt’s black suit, and Sting turns Matt over!! One final SCORPION DEATHLOCK!!!! Matt flails, reaches out, but there’s no ropebreaks! MATT TAPS, STING & DARBY WIN!!!

Winners: Sting & Darby Allin, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)

Greensboro erupts, and even Sting can’t believe he pulled it off! Despite everything the Bucks threw at them, and despite everything  the Bucks threw them through, the Relentless Icons are victorious! This is the most incredible punctuation that could ever be put on such an incredible career! Darby gets a mic to say we’ve got about three minutes left, so let’s show some love for the Stinger Man. The fans keep on cheering, and again chant, “Thank You, Sting! Thank You, Sting!” Darby hands the mic to the man himself, and Sting says, “Thank you, Greensboro. To be honest with you, I’ve been thanking you all since March of 1988.”

Sting says his 45 minute draw for the world title with Flair, thank you, Nature Boy. Is he still here? Well, thank you, Ric, all the same. And Greensboro, you were incredible in 88, and have been all the way to right now. Sting was saying over an dover in interviews, he wants this to be a night fans will not forget. That this should be a night etched into our minds for years to come. And this is him saying this, this IS a night he will not forget. Thank you, Greensboro, you are awesome! Judging by some of the tears in the crowd, Sting is right that this night will live on in the memories of the fans here tonight and watching at home.

Sting says this is definitely the time to give thanks. Thanks to his greatest tag team partner, Darby Allin. How many stitches are these gonna need. Darby says he once said he’d die in Sting’s last match, but well, he’s still breathing. Yeah, Sting knew from the first time he saw Darby in action, Darby is a risk taker. Sting was, too, in his younger days. Well, Sting’s old now but he’s still a risk taker. Especially here in Greensboro. The fans tell him, “You Still Got It!” and Sting smiles. Sting says hold on, there are cues. The PPV must sign off, but the rest of this touching goodbye is on YouTube!

Sting’s sons rejoin him. That was some surreal stuff. Sting’s one son is wearing the exact boots, tights and jacket from when Sting faced Ric Flair way back in ’88 for the world title. And of course, the later years, Wolfpac Sting in red here. They’re “off the air” now, Sting is allowed to say that stuff. And y’know what? Greensboro’s still got it! Sting doesn’t have any words other than thanks and that he loves you all. Darby whispers something, and Sting says oh, yeah. He should call another person out for this. It wouldn’t be possible without… Tony Khan. The fans cheer as Sting tells the President, CEO & GM of AEW to hustle on out here.

TK finally makes his way out from gorilla and down the ramp, a little shy about this, and in shock seeing the carnage with his own eyes. TK and Sting hug it out, the fans cheer, and TK thanks Greensboro for being part of the greatest wrestling PPV ever! There’ve been a lot of great nights in this building, so thank you for being here to celebrate the Icon, Sting! The fans cheer that, and TK hands his mic to Darby. Darby isn’t sure what else to say, especially the fact TK felt Sting deserved this moment and the fans gave it to him. Sting promised he was going to leave it all out here, so hopefully the fans got everything they’d paid for. The fans cheer in confirmation!

Darby figures Sting should have the final word, he has to go to the hospital real quick anyway. Sting tells Darby to text how many stitches it ends up being. The fans cheer as Darby heads out, and Sting wonders. What about… Tony Schiavone? The fans cheer and Schiavone waves. Schiavone says it’ll cost Sting but he does get on the mic. Schiavone says he won’t get in the ring, this is Sting’s moment. But how about one last “It’s Sting” instead? The fans cheer again, and Schiavone asks how much he’ll get paid. Nah, kidding, this is free. “It’s STIIIIIIIIIIING~!” The fans cheer and the AEW locker room is now on stage to applaud!

Sting is clearly touched by everyone else on the card showing their appreciation for him, and the “Thank You, Sting!” chant begins again. Sting then looks to his sons, they hug, and the fans cheer the most touching moment of all. The video ends, capping off Sting’s AEW wrestling career. And truly, truly truly, #ThankYouSting.


My Thoughts:

Holy moly. As Tony Khan said in that bonus segment at the end right there, this very well may have been the best AEW PPV yet. About as close to perfect of a PPV as could happen, too. The only gripe I have is, why wasn’t Edge here to make a miraculous comeback and go after Christian? Does the continuance of Edge VS Christian really need the TNT Championship? Still an awesome showing from Garcia, a great move for Daddy Magic to be his back-up there, but as great as Christian’s Patriarch persona has been, the Face of TNT should be someone who could use this title. Garcia could really use a title, and specifically an AEW title. No offense to ROH, but there’s issues with how ROH is used to where it certainly comes off as a step below.

But everything else was as expected and in a good way. Great matches in the Zero Hour, and I actually like that it was only the two. The 12 Man Tag was a lot of fun stuff, and there was also a lot of good dysfunction and tension thrown in to keep this going towards the group’s eventual implosion. But White vaguely yet still clearly calling out the world title scene, him making himself out to be the best of all six could itself be the final straw. Kris & Willow winning against Skye & Julia was of course the move, too, because they will perhaps be forced apart by how only one can be TBS Champion, and we can build that towards the new PPV in April, AEW Dynasty.

Eddie winning over Bryan and finally getting that handshake was great stuff, that’s definitely a turning point for both guys. Moxley & Claudio beating FTR was a surprise, but I suppose BCC moving up in the tag division does help freshen things up in the title scene. The All-Star Scramble was a lot of fun, and I appreciate they gave us a proxy for Meat Madness in the middle there. I of course figured Wardlow was winning, this all feeds into the Undisputed Kingdom’s story. Roddy winning clean was another big surprise, but it feeds both the Undisputed Kingdom’s story and works with how Cassidy’s story has always been fighting until the wheels fall off.

Kyle O’Reilly returning was an awesome surprise, too, as was him being friendly with Roddy. He didn’t join The Kingdom, but he didn’t turn on Roddy, so there’s some intrigue in there that’ll help get us through the Spring and maybe even Summer. The Women’s World Championship match was great, I was right in thinking Mariah would get involved but Storm still retained, somewhat opposite of what I expected. There’s still a lot of potential in building towards Storm not appreciating Mariah and that makes Mariah turn on her, but they might be taking a slower build to that to really explore the space.

I won’t say Ospreay VS Takeshita was match of the decade as Callis was saying, but that was definitely a candidate for best of the year. Ospreay of course won, but I like that Fletcher is now being set up as his next opponent. Now, I don’t want that to turn Fletcher and Ospreay against each other, but anything can happen with this.

That Triple Threat for the world title was awesome, especially with Hangman’s Heel move being “attack refs,” while Swerve starts to lean Face by not using weapons like Nana’s crown despite this being No Disqualifications. Hangman probably didn’t tap just so Swerve would lose, but he did say he’d rather die than let Swerve win, so there’s still some credence to that. And given how the AEW Dynasty video had quite a bit of Swerve featured in it, yeah, Swerve has to be challenging for the title 1v1 by then so he can win on the inaugural edition of that PPV.

And of course, the main event, Sting & Darby VS The Bucks, those guys just going hog wild all around the stage and ringside area, what a way for Sting to say goodbye. Sting’s sons cosplaying his past looks, Darby taking a truly insane bump falling from, I dunno, 15+ feet up to crash through glass, Flair AND Steamboat taking bumps, and The Bucks even mocking Flair’s WWE retirement match, just perfect stuff. Despite what I’d been saying in the build, I’m totally fine with Sting winning out in the end because c’mon, it’s STIIIING~! As far as I know, no one has ever broke the tradition of losing in retirement before this, and I’m fairly certain no one ever will again, because Sting has had a truly amazing career.

My Score: 9.5/10


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

Rumble, bad man, rumble!

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The tenth edition goes the X-tra mile!

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW Collision bleeds over a bit.

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

 

Backstage interview with Hook and Katsuyori Shibata.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

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

 

Backstage interview with Rocky Romero.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

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

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.6/10


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

The Don Callis Family is out for blood!

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Will the Blackpool Combat Club survive this Collision?

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Toni Storm, Mariah May & Luther.

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

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

 

AEW shares footage from after Dynamite.

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

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

 

Katsuyori Shibata VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor Promotions!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall

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

 

Backstage interview with Athena & Billie Starkz.

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

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

 

Backstage interview with The Undisputed Kingdom.

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

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

 

Daniel Garcia VS Angelico w/ Serpentico!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by submission

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

 

Pac speaks.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Backstage interview with Red Velvet.

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

 

Mark Briscoe speaks.

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

 

Tony Schiavone is on stage.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Deonna Purrazzo speaks.

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

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

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

 

The Don Callis Family speaks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

My Score: 8.7/10


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