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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (4/6/24)

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FTR takes on Top Flight in the AEW World Tag Team Championship Tournament Semifinals, who moves on to face The Young Bucks at Dynasty?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW World Tag Team Championship Tournament Semifinals: FTR VS Top Flight; FTR wins and advance to the finals at AEW Dynasty.
  • PAC VS Encore Moore; Pac wins.
  • Chris Jericho & Hook VS Shane Taylor Promotions; Jericho & Hook win.
  • Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Christopher Daniels, Matt Sydal & Bryan Keith; The House wins.
  • Yuka Sakazaki VS Trish Adora; Yuka wins.
  • Claudio Castagnoli VS The Butcher; Claudio wins.
  • Penta El Zero Miedo VS Komander; Penta wins.

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AEW World Tag Team Championship Tournament Semifinals: FTR VS Top Flight!

With Matthew & Nicholas Jackson waiting, the other two teams still in the running battle it out! Will Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler show Top Flight why they’re #TopGuys? Or will Dante & Darius come away with another shocking upset?

The teams sort out and Dax starts against Darius. The fans rally for FTR as he and Darius tie up. They go around, Dax headlocks but Darius powers up and out. Dax runs Darius over and the fans cheer. Darius gets up, brushes that off, and they go again. They tie up, Darius arm-drags, but Dax stands right up. FTR talks it out, and Dax ties up with Darius again. Dax gets around, spins Darius around, then trips him, but Darius kicks Dax away. The two stand, Darius rolls Dax up, TWO! The fans cheer as Darius says it’s their time. Dax tags Cash, and now he and Darius circle. They tie up, Cash wrenches and wristlocks.

Darius rolls, handsprings, shoots around to waistlock and SLAM! Darius hooks an arm and rolls Cash to a high stack, TWO! Darius arm-drags Cash right down then clamps onto the arm. Cash gets up, Darius whips, but Cash reverses. Darius goes to elbow but Cash turns that to a backslide! TWO, Cash headlocks but Darius powers out. Things speed up as Darius drops down, but Cash whips him away. Darius ducks ‘n’ dodges, Dante tags in. Darius slips free of the scoop, then shoves Cash at Dante. Dante ducks Cash’s lariat to shove him back at Darius for a forearm! Top Flight pinballs Cash around, then Darius snapmares so Dante can KICK! Dante covers, ONE!!

Cash bails out while the fans cheer the great exchange. Dax coaches Cash and Cash returns to the apron. Dante drags Cash in, wrenches, but Cash pulls hair to put Dante in the corner. Dax tags in but Dante gets away! The fans rally as Dante and Dax circle, feel things out, and knuckle lock. Dax rolls, wrenches and wrangles Dante to a top wristlock. Dante kips up, wrenches back, but Dax whips him away. Dante ducks to arm-drag! Dante has the arm but Dax pulls hair to whip. Dante slips under the boot to arm-drag again! Dax fights back up, pulls hair again, then ROCKS Dante with a forearm! Dax runs to run Dante over, then keeps going!

Dante drops, hurdles, then runs to leap over and sunset flip! TWO! Dante gets around to arm-drag and cording hold! The fans cheer but Dax fights up. Dax grinds a forearm in but Darius tags. Darius then LEAP FROG ATTACKS the arm! Darius whips but Dax reverses to CLOBBER him! Dax stomps a hand, CHOPS Darius, then brings him over to tag Cash. FTR double whips and double shoulder tackle! The fans cheer as Cash taunts Dante, and he brings Darius up to CHOP! Darius is stinging as Cash UPPERCUTS him to the corner! Cash CHOPS again and the fans fire up! Cash ROCKS Darius, covers, ONE!!

Darius grits his teeth but Cash brings him up. Cash bumps Darius off buckles, then scoops to SLAM Darius. Cash runs but Darius avoids the elbow drop! Darius wrenches, Dante tags in, and Dante goes up to DOUBLE STOMP the arm! Cash writhes but the fans cheer as Dante wrenches. Cash scoops Dante to SLAM him down! And then JUMP STOMP! Cash brings Dante up to CHOP, then he tags Dax. Dax bumps Dante off buckles, CHOPS him, then brings him around to put Dante up top. Dax climbs up, but Dante elbows him away! Dax still tries but Dante elbows again! Dante rolls back, gets around, O’Conner Roll! TWO!

Dante goes up and up and CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Dax survives there, but Dante kicks low and whips to ropes. Dante DROPKICKS Dax, then DROPKICKS Cash! The fans fire up as Dante A-LIST LARIATS Dax in the corner! Tag to Darius, he snap suplexes! Dante tags back in to slingshot SENTON! Cash returns but Dante sends him into Darius’ DROPKICK! Dante DECKS Cash, then Top Flight watch Dax. Dax runs up but Darius puts him on the apron. Darius sets up and Dante runs, POETRY IN MOTION! Dante wipes out Dax and somehow lands safe on the apron! FTR regroups and the fans fire up as Dante fetches Dax.

Dante puts Dax in but Cash tags! Cash gets Dante’s tights but Dante DECKS him! Dax leads Dante on a cat ‘n’ mouse game, and Cash is there to LARIAT! Dante flounders and the fans fire up while Collision goes picture in picture.

Cash looms over Dante, brings him up, and RAMS him into the LED barrier! Cash then CHOPS, and CHOPS, and puts Dante into the ring. Cash stays between Top Flight to KICK Dante down! Cash tags in Dax, they bring Dante around under the ropes, for a DOUBLE ROPE GUILLOTINE! Dante sputters but Dax brings him up. Dax puts Dante in a corner but Dante fires counter punches! Dante backs Dax down as he fires more shots, but Dax kicks low! Dax whips, Dante ducks ‘n’ dodges but runs into a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Dax is frustrated but he tags Cash. They pull Dante’s hair to deadlift SLAM!

The ref reprimands but Cash stomps Dante. Cash tags Dax, bumps Dante off buckles, and FTR mugs Dante with CHOPS! Dax brings Dante around, puts him up top in the open corner, then CHOPS! Dante sputters and Collision returns to single picture. Dax is up top, the fans fire up, and Dax SUPER DUPER CROSSBODY COUNTER! Cover, TWO!! Dante almost had Dax there and the fans fire up! Both men crawl for their corner, hot tag to Darius! Darius goes up but Cash gets in, Cash takes the CROSSBODY! Dax runs up, Darius goes up to sunset flip! TWO, but Darius comes back. Dax scoops but Darius cradle counters! TWO!!

Darius hurries to get Dax up and wrench, then he hooks Dax to roll and ghost pin! TWO, and Dax scrambles around. Darius has him but Dax ROCKS Darius first! Dax CHOPS and the fans fire up as Darius falls! Dax suplexes, Darius slips free to CHOP! Cash is there, Darius ROCKS him! Darius CHOPS Dax, ROCKS Cash, repeat! Darius CHOPS and CHOPS and swings, but Dax hooks him! Darius BOOTS Cash to escape the backslide, back to the cradle! TWO! The fans fire up as Darius ENZIGIRIS and Dante DROPKICKS! Cash returns, Darius dodges, then WALL WALK KICKS! “This is Awesome!” as Cash tumbles back out!

Dax runs up, Darius BOOTS from the corner! Darius runs to ROPE BULLDOG and GAMANGIRI! Dante SUPERKICKS Dax, Darius steps in just as Dante DIVES! COMPLETE SHOT on Dax! Cover, TWO!! FTR stays in this and the fans fire up again! Darius tags Dante in, then he CHOPS Dax. Top Flight double whip but Dax ducks the lariats! Cash trips Darius and DECKS him, but then Dante goes up and out to SUPERKICK! Dante slingshots up and around Dax to GAMANGIRI! Dante then goes up, Dax falls, FROG SPLASH onto knees! Cradle cover, TWO!! Dante survives and Dax is frustrated.

Dax drags Dante up, tags Cash, and they double whip Dante. Dante leaps over to sunset flip Cash but Dax helps Cash stay up! Darius is up top, he CROSSBODIES Dax! Double covers, TWO!! FTR escapes both pins, but Darius whips. Dax reverses to wrench and lariat, but Darius ducks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Cash runs up to wrench and snap BRAINBUSTER! But Dante is up, he goes up and over Cash to then SOBAT! Dante whips, Cash goes up and around to sunset flip! Dante rolls through, runs up, but Cash pops him up! Dante lands safe on the corner but Dax sets up! Dante leaps into SHATTER MACHINE!! Cover, FTR wins!

Winners: FTR, by pinfall (advance to the finals)

Dante & Darius turned up the heat on Dax & Cash, but for the fourth time ever, we will see FTR VS The Young Bucks! Will the #TopGuys or the EVPs be the first-ever THREE-TIME AEW World Tag Team Champions?

 

AEW takes a closer look at Kazuchika Okada.

As written by Matthew & Nicholas, narrated by Nigel McGuinness, “It is said that AEW is where the best wrestle. They claim to be the best, but in reality, there is only one. A man that employs every facet of what it takes to be the best. Fact: this man is truly Elite. A global icon possessing charisma and a God-given ability that redefined what it means to have ‘it.’ A true king amongst paupers, his name is Kazuchika Okada. Destiny brought wrestling’s most coveted free agent to AEW to stand alongside your EVPs, Matthew & Nicholas Jackson, thus forming the most powerful triumvirate in the game, THE Elite.

“Okada wasted no time in capturing AEW gold, overcoming the ferocious Eddie Kingston to become your AEW Continental Champion, thus cementing his place in the hearts of fans as the best bout machine. This is truly the beginning of an incredible journey, and the beginning of a new era in AEW.”

 

PAC VS Encore Moore!

Well speaking of Okada, The Bastard clearly has his sights set on The Rainmaker and that Continental Championship. Will Pac “start some trouble” until he has what he wants?

The bell rings and Pac BOOTS Encore right down! Pac stomps a mudhole, then digs his boot in! The ref counts, Pac lets off, and he stomps Encore right down! The fans chant “You’re a Bastard!” as Pac bumps Encore off buckles, then runs him corner to corner to bump him off more buckles! Pac whips corner to corner hard and Encore falls to the mat. Pac looms over Encore, then stomps him around. Pac digs his boot into Encore at the ropes, but the ref counts. Pac lets off and fires the fans up. Pac stomps Encore again, brings him up, and snap suplexes! Uno Amigo! Pac snap suplexes again, Dos Amigos! Pac then gets Encore up again, for THREE AMIGOS!

Pac stalks Encore while the fans rally up. Encore goes to a corner, Pac runs up, UPPERCUT! Pac shoves Encore down, goes up and the fans fire up! But then Pac hops down, and puts on the BRUTALIZER! Encore taps, Pac wins!

Winner: Pac, by submission

The Bastard doesn’t let go until he’s satisfied, and you can bet Encore doesn’t want any more of that. But then Pac gets a mic to say, “All Elite Wrestling! I told you, I warned you, I am done waiting for opportunities that I deserve. So now, I take matters into my own hands. Make no bones about it, ladies and gentlemen, I am on a mission. A mission to remind everybody exactly who I am! The best bloody professional wrestler on the face of Planet Earth! Therefore, Okada…! Japanese superstar, champion, I’m calling you, bonny lad! So let’s see how big your bullocks are! Do you think you can survive The Bastard? Because I don’t. I will eagerly await a response.”

Pac drops the mic, and waits on The Rainmaker. Will Okada make Pac regret getting what he wished for?

 

Backstage interview with Bryan Danielson.

Renee Paquette is with the American Dragon and notes we’re just weeks away from Dynasty. We all know how important this year is to Bryan, all the things he is looking to accomplish in his career’s last year, but he is stepping into the ring with one of AEW’s biggest signees ever, Will Ospreay. How is Bryan feeling going into it? Bryan says this has never been about proving if he’s better than anybody else, but about proving where he is in comparison to himself. What is the best version of Bryan Danielson possible? He just uses other people as the measuring stick for that, to see how far he can push himself.

That is actually one of the fears you get in wrestling a guy like Ospreay. Ospreay doesn’t quit, so Bryan kinda goes, “Oh no…” Then when he says “this version of Bryan,” what does that mean to him? Bryan says they’re in this constant wheelhouse of evolving. Bryan is not the same person he was at 21. Ospreay will not be the same person he is when he reaches Bryan’s age compared to now. Renee feels she knows the answer to this but will ask anyway. Bryan talks about their differences, and how he isn’t feeling the pressure. But how much of this match for himself, and how much of this is for the fans?

Bryan says that going through this journey, he isn’t just talking about wrestling but in life, it is all about testing things on himself, and seeing how he wants to live. We get one life as we know it, so how do you wanna live? What are you going to grow into? Who do you wanna be? So Bryan watches someone like Ospreay and gets excited to test himself against him. Bryan was sitting there at Revolution, watching Ospreay face Takeshita. And Jen Pepperman is right there next to Bryan and she goes, “This might be the best wrestler I’ve ever seen!” Right to Bryan! C’mon…!

They laugh that off, but Bryan says he has no doubt the fans will enjoy this. But that’s not why Bryan is doing this. Renee says either way, everyone is looking forward to this match. American Dragon VS Aerial Assassin at Dynasty, what will Bryan learn about himself through this dream match?

 

Chris Jericho & Hook VS Shane Taylor Promotions!

The Lionheart has the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil’s respect, but is also hoping to gain his trust. Can #LionHook make it work against a team as dangerous as STP? Or will Jericho give in to the Judas in his mind?

The teams sort out and Jericho starts against Shane. They circle, feel things out, test the waters, then Shane powers Jericho to a corner! Shane fires off hands from all sides, and BODY BLOWS low! Then Shane ROCKS Jericho and gets in his face! Shane whips corner to corner, runs up, and clotheslines! Jericho sputters as he sits down but Shane says he ain’t done! Shane fires more shots, whips him corner to corner again, then runs back up. Jericho BOOTS this time, then goes up to FLYING FOREARM! Shane wobbles, Jericho CLUBS away, but then tries to suplex. Shane’s too big so Jericho tags Hook. LionHook DOUBLE SUPLEX Shane down!

The fans rally as Hook brings Shane up. Shane powers Hook back, Lee Moriarty tags in and he stomps a mudhole into Hook! The ref counts, #TAIGASTYLE sneaks some mule kicks in while “apologizing” to the ref. Moriarty drags Hook up to cravat, but Hook gets around and gets under to EXPLODER! The fans fire up as Hook brings Moriarty over and tags Jericho. LionHook mugs Moriarty, then Jericho CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS again! Jericho whips, Moriarty grabs ropes and KICKS back! Moriarty bumps Jericho off buckles, KICKS the arms, then goes up to LEAP, but Jericho catches his legs!

Jericho brings Moriarty around but Shane takes a swing! Jericho ducks then triangle jump DROPKICKS! Shane falls, the fans fire up, but Moriarty BOOTS Jericho down! Moriarty snarls as he rains down forearms and Collision goes picture in picture.

Moriarty runs to basement BOOT, then he covers, TWO! Moriarty is annoyed but he drags Jericho up and over. Moriarty bumps Jericho off buckles, tags Shane, and Shane CHOPS! Jericho sputters as he drops to his knees, but Shane brings him back up. Shane puts Jericho in the corner, winds up, and CHOPS again! Jericho drops to his knees again, but Shane stands Jericho back up. Jericho fires forearms and CHOPS in return! Shane shoves Jericho, Jericho ducks one lariat but not the SOUTHPAW! Cover, TWO! Shane clamps onto Jericho and squeezes tight! Jericho flails, claws at the hold, and fights up to his feet to throw body shots as Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Shane reels Jericho in for an URENAGE! Shane snarls, tautns Hook, then runs to SPLASH onto knees! Shane sputters but that hurts Jericho about as much. Tag to Morairty and he keeps Jericho from Hook with forearms! Moriarty whips, Jericho holds ropes to avoid the dropkick! Then Jericho runs to LIONSAULT! Both men are down, the fans fire up, and Jeircho hot tags Hook! Hook runs up to LARIAT Moriarty, LARIAT him again, then clinch for knees! JUDO HIP TOSS< then a knee, for another JUDO HIP TOSS! Hook wrenches Moriarty, reels him in, NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!

Moriarty stays in this, Shane returns, but Hook dodges to waistlock! Hook lifts but Shane fights that off. Shane shoves Hook, but Hook dumps Shane out! Shane staggers, Hook tags Jericho back in. Hook goes up top to SUPER AX HANDLE Shane! Moriarty BOOTS Jericho, but Jericho dodges the lariat! Moriarty stops the Code Breaker to SOBAT, suplex, FLATLINER! Then BORDER CITY STRETCH!! Jericho endures the chicken wing crossface, and he fights up! The fans rally, Jericho pops free to get the legs! Moriarty flails but still ends up in the WALLS OF JERICHO! Moriarty endures but Shane’s nowhere to be found!

Moriarty still reaches out, so Hook gets in! WALLS OF REDRUM!! Shane runs up, Hook gets him for a T-BONE!! Jericho sits deep, Moriarty TAPS! #LionHook wins!

Winners; Chris Jericho & Hook, by submission

Not just a great win, but great teamwork from Jericho & Hook! WAIT, Anthony Ogogo attacks!? He’s back in AEW as he DECKS Jericho and CLOBBERS Hook! Ogogo stomps away on Hook, then hammers away on him! The fans boo but Ogogo kicks Jericho! Ogogo CLUBS and stomps Jericho into a corner! Hook rises, throws hands, but Ogogo has his guard up. Shane CLOBBERS Hook now! Is Ogogo now part of Shane Taylor Promotions? STP beats LionHook down 3v2, and Shane DECKS Hook! Shane wants Ogogo to bring out that Olympic boxing power, so Ogogo winds up! STP feeds Jericho to the GOLD MEDAL KO!! And Ogogo makes it official, he holds up the banner!

The fans boo but now STP just reached a new level! Shane drapes the banner over Jericho like over a dead body! Is LionHook’s new alliance going to be over already?

 

Battle of the Belts returns!

The TENTH edition of the special TV event is next Saturday, April 13th, immediately after Collision! Make sure to catch all THREE hours of AEW action!

 

Dustin Rhodes speaks.

“Y’know, I keep hearing these days that ‘Dustin Rhodes is underappreciated.’ Y’know what? They’re right. I am. For 36 years of blood, sweat and tears, in front of thousands and thousands of fans all over the world. Every time imaginable, every person imaginable, I have stood across from in that ring. When I was a little boy, probably seven years old, I remember when my dad, Dusty Rhodes, won his first world heavyweight championship. To see him come home and bring the World Heavyweight title and put it down, and when he’s at the dinner table, I walk into his room and I pick it up, and I’m holding this legendary, iconic piece of gold in my hands…

All the while saying to myself constantly, over and over and over, ‘One day, Dustin. One day, I will become World Heavyweight Champion. 36 years later, there’s one thing I have not accomplished and that is become the World Heavyweight Champion. Samoa Joe, although you’re under no obligation to face me, I am asking you, Joe. Give me a chance. I challenge you for the World Heavyweight title on Dynamite next week in Charleston, West Virginia. The last of my kind, there’s not anybody quite like me that you’ve faced. All I want is a chance, all I want is an opportunity. All I want is that World Heavyweight title that I have dreamt of my entire life!

And you can give me that, if you’ve got the balls. Listen to me, Joe. Accept the challenge. Put the title on the line in Charleston, West Virginia. AEW Dynamite, The Natural Dustin Rhodes at 55 years old VS you. And if you do, you won’t regret it. But remember this, son: I’m scared of no man, and you’re nobody different.” The Natural wants that one shot at history, but will he be the one to regret taking it?

 

Backstage interview with Will Ospreay.

Renee is now with “the man, the myth, the legend,” the #BillyGoat, and she is glad they finally get this chance to sit down and talk. Well, he’s sitting down and she’s sorta leaning. But anyway, he’s been here for just a bit now. Competition wise, he’s already had heaving hitting matches but how does this stack up to what he’s used to from NJPW? Ospreay says that things move quicker, he’s just trying to keep up. But much like NJPW, there is more testing of wills, the grappling, the technique. That is why he feels confident going into this match with Bryan because that is Bryan’s style. Bryan’s whole thing comes from Japan Strong Style.

Ospreay is well-versed in Strong Style because he went there, and did the thing Bryan did not, and that’s conquer NJPW. Then to this match we’re just weeks away from. It is a match everyone has been thinking of and surely Ospreay has also been thinking of, so how is he feeling going into it? Ospreay says while it is an honor to wrestle Bryan, as he grew up watching Bryan, Ospreay doesn’t really view this any differently than he does his other matches. However, Bryan is the top, the S-Tier of pro-wrestling, just on the longevity. Ospreay witnessed it all and to get to have this match, where Ospreay thoroughly believes that Ospreay is the greatest wrestler of the 21st century, he believes he can win.

Ospreay doesn’t quite remember what Bryan was doing when he was 30, but Ospreay knows it was at the highest level. But is Bryan on that level with Ospreay now? Ospreay doesn’t think so. Renee says we’ve seen Ospreay rise to the occasion, have those Match of the Year candidates. Is that what he’s wanting to do in this match? Ospreay is here for a fight, to prove he’s the best. Greatest Of All Time VS Greatest of the 21st Century. Ospreay says no need for more than that. Two of the best wrestlers performing where the best wrestlers wrestle. The Aerial Assassin is more than ready, but will he be able to slay the American Dragon?

 

Six Man Tag: The House of Black VS Christopher Daniels, Matt Sydal & Bryan Keith!

Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews are preparing for their Rated R showdown at Dynasty with Adam “Edge” Copeland, Mark Briscoe & Eddie Kingston. And to do that, they are facing off against The Fallen Angel, The Zen Assassin & The Bounty Hunter, all men who themselves have something to prove. Will Daniels, Sydal & Keith find a way to bring the House down? Or will The House Always Win?

The trios sort out, Keith starts against Malakai and the two circle. The fans rally as the two circle, and they feel things out. They tie up, Malakai headlocks, but Keith endures the grind. Keith pries free, CLUBS the arm, then wrenches. Malakai moves around, spins and slips around to spin Keith and headlock. Keith powers Malakai to a corner but Malakai turns that around. Malakai RAMS into Keith, whips him corner to corner but Keith reverses. Malakai goes up an dover, Keith fires a forearm but Malakai gives it back! Keith fires more forearms, but Malakai swings. Keith ducks and ROCKS Malakai in return!

The fans fire up, Keith runs in, but Malakai blocks the boot to shove Keith back. Malakai swings, into Keith’s EXPLODER! Cover, ONE!! Malakai gets up but Keith is on him with a KICK! Malakai blocks, KICKS back, then blocks another kick to shove and KNEE Keith down! Malakai drags Keith over, tag to Brody! Malakai wrenches but Keith gets away! Tag to Sydal, and the fans hoot for the King of Death. Sydal says yeah okay, tag to Daniels! Brody fires up and he RAMS both of them! They dodge his lariats, fire off KCIKS and CHOPS, then whip. Brody breaks the line to DOUBLE LARIAT Daniels & Sydal down!

The fans fire up and bark more, then Brody runs up. Daniels BOOTS him, goes up and leaps, but into Brody’s arms! Brody whips, Daniels ducks one lariat but not the SOUTHPAW! The fans fire up and Brody drags Daniels up as Collision goes picture in picture.

Brody stands Daniels up to CHOP him back down! Daniels sputters to ropes, Brody CHOKES him! The ref counts, Brody lets off, only to dig his boot in again! Brody stomps Daniels, drags him up, then scoops Daniels to SLAM! Brody runs to SENTON! Daniels flounders and sputters but Brody kicks him around. Brody hauls Daniels up to CHOP, then he tags Malakai. They mug Daniels in the corner, then Malakai snapmares Daniels to knee drop! Cover, TWO! Malakai drags Daniels up, tags Buddy, and Buddy wrenches Daniels to YANK the arm! Buddy wrenches and YANKS the arm again, then steps over to grind Daniels down.

Daniels endures, Buddy isolates the arm and STOMPS it! Daniels writhes but Buddy stomps Daniels to the corner. Buddy UPPERCUTS Daniels, tags in Brody, and Brody runs in to SPLASH! Daniels falls in a heap, and Brody drags Daniels up. Tag to Malakai, the mugging continues, and Malakai pushes Daniels to a cover. ONE, but Malakai clamps on with a chinlock! Daniels endures, fights up, and fireman’s carries! Malakai slips free, shoves, but Daniels turns that to a backslide! TWO, and Daniels tries a cradle! TWO, and Daniels ducks The End! Daniels remembers that from Rampage, and he hits a SAIDO!

The fans fire up while both men are down! Daniels and Malakai look for their corners, stagger up, hot tags to Buddy and Sydal! Sydal slingshots to DROPKICK Buddy down, then he fakes clothesline to dropkick Brody’s legs out! Buddy runs up but into Sydal’s KICK, KICK and KICK! Buddy ducks the buzzsaw but Sydal lands out of the back suplex! Sydal runs, tilt-o-whirls and goes again, to RANA! Buddy goes to a corner, Sydal runs up to KICK, and ROUNDHOUSE! Sydal fires up and climbs while the fans are torn. Buddy stands, gets under Sydal’s leap, and Sydal tilt-o-whirls to roll-up! TWO, and Sydal JUMP KNEES!

Buddy drops, Sydal fires up, and the fans are with Sydal! Sydal brings Buddy up, runs, but Malakai is in the way! So Sydal ROUNDHOUSES Malakai down! Sydal mule kicks Buddy, runs, but into a POP-UP KNEE! Sydal falls in a heap, and Buddy hurries to run. Brody tags in, Sydal dodges then Keith tags in. Sydal tilt-o-whirls Buddy, but ends up in DANTE’S INFERNO!! But Keith runs up to BASEMENT DROPKICK! Keith fires off on Buddy then ENZIGIRIS! Keith has targets in the corners, he runs to GAMANGIRI Buddy! Brody dodges Keith then comes back to LARIAT! The fans hoot as Brody puts Keith in the corner.

Brody storms around, he and the House coordinate, CANNONBALL DOUBLE DROPKICK COMBO! Cover, Daniels breaks it! Daniels saves Keith from Cerberus then steps up. But now he faces all three men! Daniels CHOPS and CHOPS, but THE END hits! Buddy drags Keith up, pump handle, but Keith turns that to a victory roll! TWO!! Buddy gets around, shoves and V-TRIGGER! Keith wobbles, into the MURPHY’S LAW! Cover, The House wins!

Winner: The House of Black, by pinfall

A valiant effort from the eclectic trio of Daniels, Sydal & Keith, but Buddy, Brody and the Dark Father still stand tall. Wait, EDGE is here! Malakai wants Buddy to hold on, stand your ground! Malakai then steps forward first, eager to face the Face of TNT. But Edge gets in from the crowd side to go after Buddy and Brody! Edge fires off hands, but then Malakai storms into the ring! Edge and Malakai stare down, but then the House attacks! Buddy & Brody mug Edge, but here come Mark & FTR! They all fight off The House, only for The Young Bucks to show up! The EVPs want after FTR, and they rise up from the Codyvator!

Dax & Cash go to meet the Bucks at the ramp and the brawl is on! The fans fire up and then Edge SMACKS Brody with a chair! SPEAR!! Buddy runs up, Edge dodges, Mark REDNECK UPPERCUTS! CHAIR SHOT, then SPEAR!! Malakai gets back up, but now he’s the one facing a number’s game. The Dark Father leaves, but Matthew sees he’s alone with Edge and friends. Nicholas drags Matt right outta there, and this fight will just have to wait until Dynasty! Will Edge, Chicken and The Mad King make sure things get Rated R and then some?

 

Backstage interview with Rocky Romero.

Lexi Nair is with Azucar and says he asked for this time. Rocky says he has won titles from the hallowed halls of Arena Mexico to THE Tokyo Dome. But he has yet to win a title here in AEW. He knows that there are rules and regulations and a ranking system so he can’t just hotshot his way to a title match. But Rocky is asking for an Eliminator Match against the AEW International Champion, Roddy Strong! Cuz there ain’t nobody more international than Azucar! Then we hear Roddy shout, “ROCKYYY~!” Roddy steps in and with The Undisputed Kingdom and asks if they heard what he thinks he heard.

Matt Taven, Mike Bennett & Wardlow surround Rocky, but Roddy tells him to focus on the International Champ. Has Rocky not seen what Roddy’s doing with this title? And on his own, just like his good pal, Kyle O’Reilly. So if Rocky thinks he can beat them- er, Roddy, then that’s laughable. Rocky hasn’t got even a 1% chance. Right, Wardlow? But hey, you can at least tell your grandkids you got beat by a wrestling legend. The Kingdom heads out, but will Azucar go from sweet to spicy when he gets his shot at Roddy?

 

Backstage interview with #LionHook.

Lexi is with Jericho & Hook now, congratulates them on the big win, but also notes the shocking return of Anthony Ogogo and joining STP to take them both out. What’re their reactions to all of this? Jericho says his reaction is that he’s pissed. LionHook got an impressive win over Shane & Moriarty, but then quite the impressive right hook from Ogogo! STP took them out, 3v2, but that’s okay. That’s the challenge LionHook welcomes, it’s what they want. They don’t have a third man with them, but- Wait, Hook has someone. Really? Yeah, he does. Who? In steps SHIBATA!

The Wrestler uses his phone to translate: Hook, Shibata will have your back against Shane Taylor Promotions. Those guys are going down! Cool? Jericho says bet. They all fist bump, will this trio be more than Shane Taylor Promotions bargained for?

 

Yuka Sakazaki VS Trish Adora!

The Wrestling Magical Girl returns to AEW! And for her welcoming committee, it’s The AfroPunk! Adora has been building experience across AEW, ROH and even the NJPW Academy, will she show she’s not just a tune-up? Or will Yuka’s incredible energy see her through her first Collision?

The bell rings, the two circle and the fans rally for Yuka. Yuka and Adora tie up, and Adora has the cording hold. Adora wrenches, CLUBS the arm, CLUBS it again, but Yuka wrenches Adora. Yuka CLUBS and CLUBS and CLUBS the arm! Adora gets away, the two reset and tie up. Adora headlocks, Yuka powers up and out but Adora runs her over! The fans cheer as Adora salutes, but then Yuka kips up! Yuka kicks low, snapmares and rolls to LOW KICK! Yuka then runs to SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Yuka keeps cool as she and Adora reset again. Yuka runs up, but Adora stops the rana! Yuka comes back but into a BACKBREAKER!

The fans rally, Adora looms over Yuka, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Adora wrenches an arm, WRINGS Yuka out, then brings her back up. Adora wrenches to WRING the other way! Yuka writhes but Adora sits her up for the motorcycle stretch. Adora then steps over and does the splits! Yuka endures as Adora bounces, then even shifts to sit on her! Adora poses, salutes, then turns Yuka over to a cover, TWO! Yuka escapes and bails out, but Adora pursues. Adora CHOPS Yuka against barriers, then CHOPS her again! Adora brings Yuka around to whip, but Yuka blocks! Adora ROCKS Yuka, then brings her back around. Yuka still blocks the whip, so Adora DECKS her!

Adora drags Yuka up, whips, but Yuka goes up the apron to TIGER FEINT KICK! Adora wobbles, Yuka WRECKS her with a dropkick! Yuka then puts Adora in the ring, goes up, and she has Adora in a SLEEPER at the rope! The ref counts but Yuka climbs, to then make this into a HANGING HEADSCISSORS! The ref counts, Yuka lets go at 4 then steps in as Collision goes to break.

Collision returns as Yuka has Adora’s leg, steps over, but Adora kicks her away! Adora wrangles Yuka down to a CROSSFACE! Yuka endures and the fans rally up. Yuka moves around, reaches out, shifts, and has the ROPEBREAK! Adora lets go quickly, then RAMS Yuka in the corner. Adora whips corner to corner, runs up, but Yuka BOOTS her! Yuka goes up and up and steadies herself, but then cartwheels to avoid Adora’s attack! Yuka GAMANGIRIS then fires up! The fans fire up with her as she goes back up, to MISSILE DROPKICK! The fans fire up with Yuka again and she hurries to cover, TWO!

Adora stays in this but Yuka stays on her. Yuka reels Adora in, but Adora blocks the suplex! Yuka kicks low, fires up again, but Adora still fights the lift! Yuka throws body shots, CLUBS Adora again and again, then says this time for sure! But Adora snap suplexes instead! The fans rally up while both women are down, and Adora is feeling it now. Adora winds up to ROCK Yuka! Yuka comes back to ROCK Adora! The forearms go back and forth again and again, then Adora winds up to DECK Yuka! Adora eggs Yuka on and Yuka rises. Yuka ROCKS Adora with boxing elbows! Then Yuka spins, into Adora’s FOREARM!

Yuka rises again, to HEEL KICK! Adora staggers, but she gets right up! Adora dodges Yuka to GERMAN SUPLEX! Yuka rises?! Both women roar, and Yuka scoops, to EXPLODER! The fans fire up while both women are down again! Yuka and Adora rise, and Adora runs up to get around. She spins Yuka into the BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Adora roars, runs up again, full nelson for the BUBBA BOMB! Body scissor and roll to the cover, TWO!! Yuka rises, runs up, but avoids the scrapbuster to hammerlock and lift! Spin and MAGICAL FLAPJACK! The fans fire up and Yuka puts Adora into the drop zone! Yuka then goes to the apron and the fans fire up!

Yuka goes up the ropes, for her MAGICAL GIRL SPLASH!! Cover, Yuka wins!

Winner: Yuka Sakazaki, by pinfall

Yuka’s return to AEW after 14 months away is victorious, but wait! Serena Deeb is here? The Professor of Professional Wrestling struts her way out, and she applauds Yuka’s win. Is Deeb going to show the Magical Girl the power of scientific wrestling?

 

Matthew Menard and Daniel Garcia speak.

Daddy Magic wants us to take a look at the Dragonslayer here. Daniel Garcia from Buffalo, New York, 25 years old and cashing checks! But the scary part about it is, Garcia’s barely begun to scratch the surface. He’s not even in his prime yet! Last night, big win on Rampage, no doubt about it. But a win like last night, they’re expected. And they want more! Garcia says that he isn’t a Young Boy, he’s not a rookie. It did seem like that was gonna be all he’d be, and he was worried about it, he won’t lie. But now, he is motivated by seeing people in the full prime of their careers. Like Konosuke Takeshita, Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay.

Wrestlers like them inspire and motivate Garcia because they are some of the best to ever do this. But Garcia feels it is time he gets in on the conversation. And he will have his guy by his side. They’re coming for more, let’s get it! When and where will Garcia get his chance to shine under the same spotlight as the greats?

 

Claudio Castagnoli VS The Butcher!

The Swiss Superman is back on Collision after the Blackpool Combat Club went south of the border to take on CMLL. But will he still be hungry for competition after this? Or will The Butcher give him his fill with just one serving?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Butcher puts Claudio on ropes. Claudio turns things around, they keep going around, and then Claudio as Butcher on ropes. Claudio lets off cleanly and the fans applaud. The two reset, tie up, and Claudio headlocks. Butcher powers out, they RAM shoulders, and Butcher headlocks. Claudio powers out, they RAM shoulders again, then Butcher kicks low. Butcher BITES Claudio’s forehead! The ref reprimands but Butcher LARIATS Claudio! Butcher then whips, Claudio ducks ‘n ‘dodges to then SHOULDER TACKLE! The fans fire up with Claudio and he scoops Butcher to SLAM!

Claudio runs, and DOUBLE STOMPS! The fans cheer as Claudio lets Butcher go to a corner. Claudio runs up to UPPERCUT, then whips corner to corner. Claudio runs in but Butcher dodges, shoves Claudio and BOOTS him! Then a scoop and BACKBREAKER! Butcher hauls Claudio right up to suplex high and hard! Butcher fires up, the fans are a bit more torn about it, but Butcher KNEES Claudio in the back. Butcher CLUBS Claudio, CLUBS him again, then ROCKS him in the back. Butcher clamps on a chinlock and he bends Claudio back against a knee. Claudio endures, the fans rally, and Claudio fights up.

Claudio fireman’s carries Butcher, Butcher slips free to CLUB him again! And again! Claudio ROCKS Butcher in return! The forearms go back and forth, but then Butcher catches Claudio to an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Butcher clamps on for a CROSSFACE! The fans rally, Claudio pries the hold open and powers his way up! Claudio fireman’s carries Butcher again, that’s a lot of beef to lift! Claudio then DEATH VALLEY DRIVERS! The fans fire up while both men are down! Both men rise, Claudio UPPERCUTS! Butcher goes to a corner, and Claudio unloads UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT!

Claudio lets off as the ref counts, then jukes to UPPERCUT! Short arm LARIAT! The fans fire up as Claudio stands tall, and he calls for it! Claudio gets the legs, to GIANT SWING! Butcher is a ragdoll as he goes around and around, all the way to TEN! Claudio brings a dizzy Butcher up, reels him in, and Gotch Lift NEUTRALIZERS! Cover, Claudio wins!

Winner: Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

Butcher was a lot of beef to battle, but the BCC’s Swiss Superman was able to chew him up and spit him out! Will Claudio find his way to establishing his own Dynasty soon enough?

 

Julia Hart speaks.

With Skye Blue by her side, The Princess of the Black Throne says that the only thing for certain around here is that this TBS Championship is hers. And the next time you address this championship, you address her, the reigning and defending champion. Willow, so glad you can look back on your past and make people smile. But that smile is going to disappear. The end of this story is near. And Mercedes Mone, why are you wasting your time? We know the outcome. Julia’s beaten Willow not once, but twice. So why not just roll the dice with Julia, the Keeper of Secrets, and the Forever Face of TBS?

However, Julia is forgetting that next week on Rampage, she faces a LEGIT challenger! Will Leyla wipe the smug smile off Julia’s face as she takes her throne? Or will The House Always Win?

 

Samoa Joe speaks.

“The biggest obstacle of being world champion is managing perception. How those around you perceive you, and how they perceive themselves. And it seems like a few people around here have some jilted perceptions. Dustin Rhodes, don’t think that your words went unheralded. You walk around with a camera and you talk big. You tell your story about what you dream about, about who you are, how tough and what you’ve done. Then why aren’t you standing here, Dustin? It seems like the things that you want, you forgot how to get, and I HAVE THEM, Dustin! And men like you, your biggest problem is, you don’t possess the one asset you need to survie around here, and it’s fear of me.

“So Dustin, I will not give you what you want, you don’t deserve a championship title opportunity. But I will give you the fight that you want. In fact, I’ll even sweeten it. If you beat me, Dustin, I will make you the number one contender. Just know what you serve as now is an example to everyone who speaks up and says my name. There will be consequences, there will be pain, and Dustin… you will set that example for me.” The King of Wrestling TV has spoken, will he grind Dustin into dust?

 

Penta El Zero Miedo VS Komander!

The Man with Zero Fear certainly shows it every time he is in the ring, and he doesn’t even fear facing an amigo juts to send a message to Adam Copeland ahead of their TNT Championship match. Will Penta and Komander still be on good terms after this Collision?

The bell rings, the fans rally for “CERO! MIEDO!” and Alex Abrahantes is here in both men’s corners technically. Komander and Penta circle, feel things out, then tie up. Penta shoves Komander away, Komander comes back and Penta waistlocks. They switch and switch, then Penta kicks low! Penta KICKS and KICKS, but Komander uses that to roll Penta up! TWO, and Penta denies an arm-drag, only for Komander to avoid a leg drop! Penta ducks the Penalty Kick to roll Komander up, TWO! The fans rally for “Lucha Libre!” as Komander sweeps to cover, ONE! Penta sweeps to cover, ONE! Both men kip up and the fans fire up!

Komander and Penta nod and smile as they reset. Komander offers a handshake, and the fans cheer. Penta takes it, only to say “CERO! MIEDO!” Komander CHOPS, but then Penta ducks the roundhouse, but not the HEEL KCIK! Komander runs, but into a scoop! Komander slips free, eggs Penta on, then dodges his haymaker. Komander tilt-o-whirl RANAS and the fans fire up! Penta is on the ropes, Komander mocks Cero Miedo then runs, but Penta DROPKICKS Komander while he handsprings! Penta hauls Komander up, hushes everyone, and winds up to CHOP! Komander is stinging but Penta swaggers.

The fans want that “One More Time!” but Komander says no, please! Penta whips, Komander pops up to RANA! Penta tumbles out, Komander builds speed and DIVES, into a trophy lift! Penta shows off the strength by using one hand! Then he gives Komander SNAKE EYES off steel steps! The fans cheer and Penta swaggers while Collision goes picture in picture.

Penta KICKS Komander’s leg out and then says “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta drags Komander up, whips him at the POST, then KICKS his leg out again! Penta hears the ref, refreshes the count, and then fetches Komander. Penta puts Komander in, rallies the fans, then brings Komander up. Penta whips Komander to a corner, runs up and GAMANGIRIS! Komander falls over but Penta hears the fans, “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta goes back for Komander, but Komander shoves him away. Penta stalks Komander to the corner, but Komander CHOPS! Penta brushes that off and eggs Komander on. Komander CHOPS again, so Penta CHOPS him down!

Penta has the fans all fired up, and Penta brings Komander up. Penta hushes everyone, winds up extra, and he KICKS the legs out! The fans fire up while Penta swaggers and Collision returns to single picture. Penta brings Komander up, whips him to ropes, but Komander rolls off Penta’s back! Komander runs, tilt-o-whirls and keeps going, to then RANA Penta out! Komander DIVES and direct hit at the ramp! The fans fire up while both men are down on the outside! Komander KICKS Penta, “This is Awesome!” as Komander puts Penta in the ring. Komander climbs, leaps, but into a SUPERKICK!

Penta snarls, brings Komander up, and whips, but Komander goes up and over and handsprings away! Penta runs up to SLINGBLADE! Penta gets Komander up, runs and springboards for a DESTROYER!! Cover, TWO!! Komander survives and Penta is frustrated. Penta brings Komander up, reels him in, “CERO! MIEDO!” Tuck and lift, but Komander slips out and wrenches! Roll-up, TWO!! Penta escapes but Komander is on him for a LA MAGISTROL! ONE but Komander has a leg! Modified Half Crab! Penta endures, fights around, reaches out, and fights to the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer but Komander lets go in frustration.

Komander drags Penta by a leg but Penta kicks at him. Komander still has both legs, has Penta under ropes, but Penta kicks free! Penta then slingshots up and in, but into a SPANISH FLY!! Double-edged for Komander but he has the cover, TWO!! The fans are thunderous as Penta survives! Komander shakes out the stars going around his head, and he runs up, but Penta puts him on the apron! Penta GAMANGIRIS, then runs to triangle jump, APRON DESTROYER!!! Komander is somehow on his feet! Penta runs up, but Komander back drops him to the ramp! “This is Awseome!” as the ref has to check both men!

Both luchadores are somehow okay to continue, so the ring count climbs. The count is 5 of 10, then 7! Both men rise, hobble over, and they slide in at 9.5! The fans cheer, as does Abrahantes! Penta says he needs this more, and the two go face to face. They fire forearms back and forth! Penta eggs Komander on so Komander fires shots! They go faster and faster, then Penta CHOPS! Komander CHOPS, then eggs Penta on. Penta winds up, but Komander cucks to JAB, ELBOW and UPPERCUT! Komander runs, but into a SUPERKICK! Penta says “CERO! MIEDO!” and runs, but Komander follows! Penta still catches him, tucks him, MADE IN JAPAN!! Cover, TWO!!

The fans can’t believe it but Komander survives! Penta drags Komander up as fans cheer ‘A E DUB!” for making this main event. Penta puts Komander up top, hushes everyone, and CHOPS again! Komander wobbles, Penta goes up, “CERO! MIEDO!” SUPER- NO, Komander lands out of the suplex! Then he goes back up, TORNILLO! Cover, TWO!! Penta survives but Komander hurries back up top! “This is Lucha!” as Komander tightrope walks and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Penta tumbles out of the ring and Komander builds speed! Komander goes up and up, ESCALARA MOONSAULT!! Direct hit and the fans are thunderous!

Komander gets Penta up and in, climbs up again, “This is Awesome!” as he tightrope walks! CIELITO- CODE BREAKER!!! Penta then gets Komander up and tucked in, FEAR FACTOR!! Cover, Penta wins!

Winner: Penta El Zero Miedo, by pinfall

The beautiful shooting star was turned into a destructive lung blower, and Penta takes this win right away from Komander! And then Edge walks out on stage, title on his shoulder. Edge nods and Abrahantes says Penta will be champion! Penta has zero fear, but will he be ready to get Rated R?


My Thoughts:

A really good Collision here, though with a lot of wild and certainly interesting moves. LionHook was of course winning tonight, but great to see Ogogo back and joining Shane Taylor Promotions. Then Shibata joining Hook and Jericho against STP is rather surprising but it works since Shibata is a mutual friend of Hook’s through Orange Cassidy. Good promo from Julia to hype this TBS Championship story with Willow and Mone but it feels like all the more reason Willow is winning so it’ll be Willow VS Mone at Double or Nothing. And of course Pac won his match tonight, though great name in “Encore Moore.” Okada got a really good video package, and Okada VS Pac is going to be awesome stuff for sure.

Yuka of course won her return to AEW, but Adora gave her a really good match. Deeb essentially calling out Yuka by showing up is another interesting move, given how Deeb sounded like she really wanted after some bigger competition. Maybe this is to simply give Deeb and Yuka both something to do while waiting on the title stories. Claudio VS Butcher was solid stuff, but of course Claudio won. Rocky Romero had a really good promo segment with The Undisputed Kingdom, Roddy VS Rocky will be good stuff, but with Taven, Bennett AND Wardlow watching Roddy’s back, Rocky’s got not real hope of winning the title eliminator.

Dustin had a really good promo and Samoa Joe had a great promo in response, their title eliminator will be great stuff but with Swerve Strickland set for Dynasty, no way Dustin earns his title match here. I feel like Dustin might need to go to ROH if he wants a world championship, and even then, I don’t see that happening now that (Supercard of Honor spoilers) Mark Briscoe won to carry on Jay Briscoe’s legacy. But speaking of Mark, great integration of stories as Mark, Edge and even FTR go after The House of Black, and even get into it with The Bucks. FTR VS Top Flight was an awesome tag match, but of course FTR won to give us FTR VS Bucks Part 4 at Dynasty.

And then speaking of Edge, Penta VS Komander was an awesome main event for Penta to bring momentum into the TNT Championship match. Now, I don’t see Edge losing on TV, and certainly not so soon after getting this title off Christian Cage. But hey, Penta’s going to give Edge an awesome defense, and then surely after Dynasty, Edge and Malakai can fight for the TNT Championship at Double or Nothing. Oh, and of course, great promos from both Bryan Danielson and Will Ospreay. It doesn’t change whatever math or momentum is going on, but it does help put the story of this match into some new perspectives. Both men are definitely on a Mount Rushmore of their own, their match at Dynasty is easily Match of the Year candidate already.

My Score: 8.7/10


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

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It’s a risky gamble before Double or Nothing!

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: Trent Beretta & Roderick Strong, by pinfall

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

 

The Young Bucks speak.

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

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

 

Bullet Club Gold is here!

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

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

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

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

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

 

Chris Jericho is here!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Konosuke Takeshita w/ Don Callis VS Matt Sydal!

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

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

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

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall

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

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

 

The Young Bucks speak, again.

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

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

Swerve Strickland VS Nick Wayne!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall

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

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

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

 

PROGRAMMING REMINDER for Rampage!

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

 

Malakai Black VS Kyle O’Reilly!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Malakai Black, by pinfall

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winners: Toni Storm & Mariah May, by pinfall

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

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

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Dynamite!

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

 

The Bang Bang Gang regroups backstage.

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

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

 

Bryan Danielson VS Satnam Singh w/ Sonjay Dutt!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by disqualification

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

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

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

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


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Deonna Purrazzo’s on a Rampage!

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The Virtuosa is sharpening her edge!

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Kyle O’Reilly, by submission

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

 

Backstage interview with The Acclaimed.

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

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

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

 

Rush VS Cody Chhun!

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

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

Winner: Rush, by pinfall

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

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

 

Lexy Nair is outside the trainer’s room.

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

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

 

Deonna Purrazzo VS Robyn Renegade!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by submission

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

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

 

Scorpio Sky speaks.

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

 

Backstage interview with Sonjay Dutt.

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

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

 

PROGRAMMING NOTE for Rampage next week!

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

 

Brian Cage VS Anthony Bowens w/ The Acclaimed!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Brian Cage, by pinfall

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

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

My Score: 8.6/10


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