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Mitchell’s AEW Dynasty Results & Report! (4/21/24)

AEW passes through the Gateway City!

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Who will establish their Dynasty?

Swerve Strickland has one more shot at the AEW World Championship as he takes Samoa Joe on 1v1! Will Swerve’s House become Swerve’s Dynasty?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Zero Hour – Trent Beretta VS Matt Sydal w/ Mike Sydal; Trent wins.
  • Zero Hour – Orange Cassidy & Katsuyori Shibata VS Shane Taylor Promotions; Cassidy & Shibata win.
  • Zero Hour – AEW World & ROH World Trios Championships Winners Take All: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS Bullet Club Gold; Bullet Club Gold wins and are the undisputed AEW & ROH World Trios Champions.
  • AEW Continental Championship: Kazuchika Okada VS PAC; Okada wins and retains the title.
  • Six Man Tag: Adam “Edge” Copeland, Mark Briscoe & Eddie Kingston VS The House of Black; The House of Black wins.
  • AEW TBS Championship Open House Rules: Julia Hart VS Willow Nightingale; Willow wins and becomes the new AEW TBS Champion.
  • AEW International Championship: Roderick Strong VS Kyle O’Reilly; Roddy wins and retains the title.
  • FTW Championship: Hook VS Chris Jericho; Jericho wins and becomes the new FTW Champion.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Thunder Rosa; Storm wins and retains the title.
  • Bryan Danielson VS Will Ospreay; Ospreay wins.
  • Vacated AEW World Tag Team Championships Ladder Match: The Young Bucks VS FTR; The Bucks win and are the new AEW World Tag Team Champions.
  • AEW World Championship: Samoa Joe VS Swerve Strickland; Swerve wins and becomes the new AEW World Champion.

PLAY BY PLAY

It’s the Dynasty Zero Hour!

Join Renee Paquette and RJ City in discussing, analyzing and predicting all of the action happening in St. Louis!

 

The Young Bucks arrive backstage.

And they’re in a Tesla Cybertruck…? As RJ says, “That’s a choice.” The EVPs fist bump and Nicholas says can you believe it, a quarter of a million for this truck. Matthew says it’s a bit more than that. Did you hear about the recall? Anyway, The Bucks are ready to become THREE-TIME AEW World Tag Team Champions! But will they be the ones to make history? Or will the Bucks stop here as FTR stay the Top Guys?

 

Zero Hour – AEW World & ROH World Trios Championships Winners Take All: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn VS Bullet Club Gold!

Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass have had it with the Bang Bang Gang! Betrayal over greed was one thing, but Jay White helped Austin & Colten break into Billy’s house, after they broke Darby Allin’s ankle! But of course, Platinum Max has a diss track! “It’s the scissor guys from the Six Man Division. We’ll hit you little p*icks with that circumcision! In America, Jay White’s just an opening act. All the fans like, ‘Yo, nobody told me he’s whack!’ I sent you right back to Korakuen Hall. You like to choke on the mic? You can choke on these balls! It’s the three man Dynasty running the game. In St. Louis, everybody loves The Acclaimed!”

Bowens wants his turn but Caster shouts out the other Max with “Cut my music, cut my music! Yo.” “Yo.” “Yo!” “Yo!” “YO!” “YO!” “Listen… Switchblade, you had to grow a beard, you got a kid’s face. Lookin’ like you hang outside of the six grade. Talkin’ to these kids like ‘I made you a mixtape!’ Your hype is all fake like the Donald Trump piss tape.” Bowens says okay, careful now, but he also says Caster can keep going. “Yo, I’ll treat you like a light, Switchblade’s what I switch. I’ll fulfill your fantasy and I’m a make you mah b*tch. Yo, this dude’s just making me sick, I’ll violate you so bad, you’ll have to tell the legal team about the taste of my-”

Okay, Bowens stops Caster there! The fans cheer Caster on, and Bowens says this was a cappella edition. But “ST. LOUIS, MISSOURRIIII~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass~!” And he does~! The fans all cheer, but who passes through the Gateway with all the golden gear?

The trios sort out while fans sing “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!” White steps up, as does Bowens, and they’re all fired up at the bell. But then White tags out to Colten! The fans boo but Colten and Bowens circle. They tie up, go around, end up on ropes, and the fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS!” as Bowens has Colten on ropes. Colten headlocks back, but Bowens powers up and out. Colten runs Bowens over, taunts him, then things speed up. Bowens drops, but Colten whips him out of the back drop. Colten then sets up but Bowens hurdles him and runs him over! The fans fire up for Bowens and he is on Colten in a corner.

Bowens whips, Colten reverses but Bowens goes up and over. Colten comes back, into a back drop! Bowens then hits a headlock takeover and the fans cheer. Colten fights up, Austin tags in as Colten powers out, then Austin blows past Bowens to trip him up! Austin says it’s too easy, but then Billy tags in! The fans cheer as Daddy Ass storms up on his son, and offers a hand? Austin takes it, and Billy helps Austin up, into a headlock and takeover! Austin headscissors, Billy kips free and runs Austin over! The fans cheer and things speed up again. Billy hurdles, blocks the arm-drag then whips, but Austin ducks ‘n’ dodges!

Austin handsprings through the hip toss, ducks ‘n’ dodges again, and avoids a back drop to shove, only for Billy to LARIAT him! Colten runs up, into a LARIAT! White steps in, but then steps right out when Billy heads his way! The Gunns regroup to CLOBBER their dad! They CLUB away, White tags in, and now White stomps a mudhole in! The fans boo but White RAMS Billy, fires hands, then taunts The Acclaimed. The ref has to keep Caster and Bowens back, then White CHOPS Billy. Billy just blows snot out of his nose! White CHOPS again, but Billy storms up to him. Billy TOSSES White to the corner, but White dodges, and bails out!

White wants a timeout but there’s no timeouts in wrestling! White slips in, sneaks a tag to Colten before distracting Billy. Colten CLUBS Billy, but Billy just frowns and turns around. The fans tell Colten he messed up and Colten apologizes to his dad. Colten hugs his dad, but dad wags his finger. Then DECKS him! Billy drags Colten over, tags Caster, and Caster ROCKS Colten. Caster whips and ELBOWS Colten, then snapmares to clamp on a chinlock. Colten fights around, wrenches out, but Caster rolls, kips up and arm-drags free! Caster runs up to arm-drag again, then has a cording hold! The fans fire up but Colten fights up.

Colten whips, Bowens tags in and Caster sunset flips! Bowens runs up, NECKBREAKER BACKBREAKER COMBO! White runs up but Bowens DECKS him! Austin runs up but Caster kicks him! Caster scoops and SLAMS Austin, then Bowens goes up! The fans fire up for SCISSOR ME TIMBERS! White protests but Bowens brings Austin around to tag Caster back in. The Acclaimed mug Austin, whip him corner to corner, then Caster runs in, only for Austin to dodge! Caster tumbles out and hard, White tags in and tells people to get clear! White whips Caster hard into railing! White drags Caster up, sends him back into railing, then refreshes the count.

Caster crawls, White brings him up and CHOPS him down! The fans taunt the Ass Boys more, but White chases Caster back into the ring. White stomps Caster, digs his boots in, but the ref counts. White says guns up! Tag to Austin, he asks, “Who’s the Ass Boy now, b*tch?!” St. Louis says “YOU~!!” Austin tags back to White and White stomps a mudhole. White drags Caster up to CHOP! Tag to Colten, he brings Caster around and snapmares. The fans rally, Caster fights up, and Caster JAWBREAKERS free! Austin tags in, he and Colten get between Caster and his corner, but Caster dodges them to hot tag Bowens!

The Five Tool Player rallies on the Gunns and the fans fire up! Austin whips, Bowens reverses then follows, but Austin dodges. Bowens redirects, spins, Rock Paper Scissors SUPERKICK! The fans fire up with Bowens, he runs White off, but then White sneaks up on him. Bowens still DECKS White! But Colten DROPKICKS Bowens out of the ring! The fans boo but Austin crawls his way over to the BCG corner. White hurries up, he tags in, and he gets Bowens up for an APRON GOURD BUSTER! Bowens flops down again, White sees Caster storming up so the ref stops Caster. White gets Bowens up again, for another APRON GOURD BUSTER!

White hauls Bowens up and into the ring, covers, TWO! Bowens survives but White keeps on him. White mocks the scissor fingers, brings Bowens up and CHOPS him back down! White stands Bowens up again while fans rally, and White CHOPS Bowens back down again! Tag to Colten, he drags Bowens up so he can CHOP! Colten puts Bowens back in, tags Austin, but Bowens starts swinging! Austin kicks Bowens low, snapmares, then clamps on a chinlock. Austin grinds Bowens down but the fans rally up. Bowens fights to his feet, RAMS Austin into a corner, then reaches out! But Austin runs up to clinch!

Bowens RAMS Austin into another corner, and he hurries over. But Austin catches him in a headlock, only for Bowens to back suplex! The fans rally while both men are down! Bowens and Austin crawl, kick at each other, hot tags to Colten and Billy! The fans fire up as Daddy Ass DECKS Colten, DECKS Austin, DECKS White, and repeat! Billy TOSSES White out, then TOSSES Austin! Billy runs up to SPLASH Colten in a corner, then brings him around. “SUCK IT!” and FAMOUS- NO, Colten dodges! Colten runs up, Billy dodges but Austin slides in! Austin runs in, but into the ONE AND ONLY! But Colten returns to FAMOUSER!! Cover, TWO!!

The fans fire up as Billy survives his own move, and Colten says he knew that move sucked! Colten calls to Austin and they wanna get this train on the tracks! Billy stands, but he shoves Colten into Austin! Bowens returns to FAMOUSER Colten! Caster returns, to BACKHAND Austin! The ref reprimands The Acclaimed, and then Austin BLASTS them both off the apron! Austin argues with the ref, and that lets White CRACK Billy with the golden baseball bat!! Billy hobbles, White stands him up for 3:10 TO YUMA!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Billy survives and shocks everyone!! Is Billy just that much of a badass?!

White tags in, he coordinates the Bang Bang Gang and they all take aim at Billy. But Bowens & Caster return, to TOSS the Ass Boys! The fans fire up, White wants them to hold on now. But Bowens BOOTS, Caster BACKHANDS and Bowens SUPERKICKS! White falls, The Acclaimed scissor finger~! They get White up, but they also have to fight off the Gunns! White TOSSES Caster, then he clinches Bowens for the URENAGE! White brings Billy around, drags him up in a SLEEPER, but Billy pries free! FAMOUSER!! MIC DROP!! Caster then PLANCHAS Colten while Billy covers, TWO?!?! White survives and shocks St. Louis again!

Billy storms around, dares White to get up, and then he says BANG and F U!! FAMOUS- NO, White slips free, clinches, but Billy rolls him up! TWO!!! White escapes, clinches, BLADERUNNER!!! Cover, BULLET CLUB GOLD WINS!!

Winners: Bullet Club Gold, by pinfall (UNDISPUTED World Trios Champions)

The AEW & ROH titles are now unified under the name of the Bang Bang Gang! Three men, six belts, two trios divisions now under their command! Will nothing stop AEW and ROH from breathing with The Switchblade?

 

“Life is all about the chase.”

“But it is what you chase that shapes a legacy. For some, it is the ascent to power. Or the revealing of true strength. For others, it’s achieving history. Or simply, to be known as The Greatest. On this night, for every chase pursued, an opportunity. For every path taken, a moment to create… a Dynasty.”

 

AEW Continental Championship: Kazuchika Okada VS PAC!

The Rainmaker not only shocked the world when he became All Elite, but he shocked us again when he joined THE Elite! He took this title from the Mad King, but now he has to face a Bastard! Will Pac dry up the reign here in St. Louis? Or will Okada keep The Elite on the path to a new golden age?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see what it takes to be a truly Elite champion!

The bell rings and the fans fire up already as the two stare down. St. Louis is already losing their minds getting what is itself a dream match. Pac and Okada circle, feel things out, and they tie up. Pac waistlocks, SLAMS Okada then floats all over him. Pac slaps Okada around, taunts Okada, but Okada stands up, completely stoic. Okada paces around Pac while the fans rally up again. They tie up again, Okada waistlocks, but Pac switches. Okada pries the hold open to drop toehold and waistlock. Pac fights up, wrenches and wristlocks, but Okada moves around. Okada rolls, wrenches, wristlocks, but Pac uses ropes to flip through!

Pac breaks free, headlocks for the takeover, and he grinds Okada down. Okada endures and the fans rally. Okada rolls Pac to a cover, ONE! Pac holds on, Okada stands, but Pac hits another takeover. The fans applaud this exchange as Okada still endures. Okada fights around, fights to his feet, and he throws body shots. Okada powers up and out, Pac slides out, and Pac eggs on the champion. Okada runs and slides out but Pac slides in! Okada hurries back in but Pac RANAS! The fans fire up while Okada tumbles out. Pac builds speed to FOSBURY FLOP! Direct hit and the fans fire up behind Pac! Pac then drags Okada up, and whips him hard into railing.

The ring count climbs but Pac taunts Okada. Pac whips Okada into more railing, and Okada falls in a heap! The count is 5 of 10, but Pac takes his time as he drags Okada up. Pac puts Okada in at 7, then stalks Okada in. The fans rally up, Okada is in a corner, and Pac runs up to UPPERCUT! Pac hoists Okada up top, climbs up after him, and then goes to the very top. The fans rally up for the SUPER DUPER BRAINBUSTER!! The fans fire up and Pac crawls to the cover, TWO!! Okada survives that one, but Pac isn’t sweating it. The fans rally, Pac taunts the champ, and even kicks him around. Pac eggs Okada on as he slaps him around.

The fans are torn as Pac brings Okada up and pushes him to a corner. Pac storms up but Okada puts him on the apron! Pac GAMANGIRIS back and Okada falls! The fans fire up as Pac climbs! But Okada gets up to DROPKICK Pac to the floor! The fans fire up again and Okada goes out after Pac. Okada storms up on Pac, drags him up and whips him into railing! Okada’s returning the favor as he brings Pac around to whip into more railing! Pac leans on the railing but Okada paces. The count passes 5 of 10 so Okada is doing this step for step like Pac did. Okada puts Pac in at 7, the fans cheer as Okada storms in.

Okada drags Pac up, brings him around, snapmare and then Okada runs to BASEMENT DROPKICK! The fans are torn but Okada soaks up both cheers and jeers. Okada eggs on Pac as the challenger now, and scuffs him. Okada kicks at Pac more, just toying with him. Pac gets up, Okada dares him to take a shot, so Pac fires a forearm! And another! And another! Okada UPPERCUTS Pac! Okada whips, Pac reverses but Okada reverses again! Pac ends up on the apron but he RAMS into Okada, goes up and over then runs, but into a DROPKICK! The fans fire up while Pac tumbles out of the ring.

Okada goes out after Pac, brings him around, and hangs him out to dry on the railing! DRAPING DDT to the floor!! The fans go nuts and Okada laughs at what he just did to Pac! Maybe Okada’s the real bastard! Okada takes his time returning into the ring while the ring count climbs. Pac writhes at 5 of 10, the fans rally up, and Okada just waits. Pac sits up at 7, hobbles up at 9, and slides in at 9.9! The fans cheer and Okada is amused. Okada looms over Pac while the fans rally up. Okada brings Pac up, the fans dueling now. Okada reels Pac in, to DDT again! Cover, TWO!! Pac is still in this and Okada pretends to be shocked.

Okada drags Pac up, clamps on a chinlock and the fans rally up. Pac endures, fights to his feet, but Okada wrangles him back down. The ref checks but Pac is still fighting. The fans rally again, Pac fights up to his feet, and Pac throws body shots! Pac fires forearms but Okada ROCKS him back! Okada back suplexes but Pac lands out of it! Pac DUMPS Okada out, then hurries to the apron! SUPERKICK staggers Okada, and Pac springboards to ARIHARA MOONSAULT!! Direct hit and the fans are thunderous! Both men are down but still able to go, so the ref starts a ring count. Both men stir, Pac sits up at 3 of 10.

Pac stands at 5, slides in, but there’s still Champion’s Advantage in play. Okada stands at 7, slides in at 8, he wants to keep fighting! The fans fire up, and Okada swings, only for Pac to counter punch! And counter punch again! And again! Pac fires forearms again and again, then whips. Okada reverses but Pac CLOBBERS him! Pac has Okada down and goes to a corner. Pac climbs, watches Okada like a hawk, and when Okada stands, Pac MISSILE DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Okada stays in this but Pac stays focused. The fans rally up again as Pac looms over Okada. Okada rises, and Pac SOBATS! And KICKS! And SOBATS again!

Pac runs, but Okada avoids the boot, only for Pac to avoid the elbow! Pac throws a forearm, Okada throws an UPPERCUT! Pac snarls, runs up, but Okada dodges to SNAP GERMAN, only for Pac to land on his feet! Pac dodges Okada no, to SNAP GERMAN! Okada stands to SHOTGUN Pac into a corner! The fans are thunderous again while both men are down! “This is Awesome!” as Okada crawls his way to the opposite corner. Pac drags himself with the ropes, as does Okada. The fans rally, Pac runs in, but Okada pops him up to an Alabama Lift! REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Pac survives and Okada is frustrated now.

Okada drags Pac up, scoops him, and SLAMS him! The standard formula says to go up so Okada goes up. MACHO ELBOW! The fans fire up, and Okada encourages them to get louder! Rainmaker Middle Finger! No pose for you, St. Louis! Okada goes for Pac, but Pac cradles! TWO!! Okada narrowly escapes, runs back up, and he ELBOWS Pac in the corner! Okada smirks while the fans tell him off. Okada runs but Pac follows, only for Okada to BOOT him first! Okada runs again but blocks a superkick! Okada spins Pac but Pac SUPERKICKS again! Pac runs, to LARIAT! The fans fire up as Pac waistlocks and deadlift GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!!

The fans can’t believe Okada escapes again, and Pac is also frustrated! But again St. Louis declares, “This is Awesome!” Okada goes to a corner, Pac runs in, and he BOOTS Okada! Pac pushes Okada down, goes up the corner, and the fans fire up! Pac takes aim for the BLACK ARROW FLOP!! Okada avoids disaster and both men are down again! A standing count climbs, and we’re at 5 of 10 before either man sits up. Okada stands at 6, brings Pac up to gut wrench, TOMBSTONE! But that’s not enough for Okada! The fans boo as Okada drags Pac up, ripcords, RAIN- NO, Pac catches and powers through to a cradle, TWO!!

Okada hurries to ripcord and DISCUS- VICTORY ROLL!! TWO!! Okada and Pac stand, Okada fireman’s carries, but Pac uses that for the FLOATING BRUTALIZER!! Okada felt this just last night on Collision, and he’s falling to his knees! The Bucks can’t save Okada this time, so Okada CLAWS Pac’s face! The fans boo but Okada is free all the same. Okada grins, drags Pac back up and gut wrenches. But Pac flips that around on Okada to TOMBSTONE!! Okada is in the drop zone and Pac climbs again! But Okada grabs the ref’s leg! Pac is furious and he hops down to pus the ref aside. Pac stomps away on Okada’s face!

The fans fire up as Pac then reloads up top, for the BLACK ARROW, onto knees!! Ripcord, RAINMAKER!! Cover, Okada wins!

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

The Rainmaker bent the rules to hold onto this gold, and he’s also set the tone for tonight! Will The Elite complete the golden sweep later tonight?

As for Pac, the fans cheer him on as he stands back up. He may be a Bastard, but he’s our bastard! Will Pac find his way back to a championship in AEW?

 

Six Man Tag: Adam “Edge” Copeland, Mark Briscoe & Eddie Kingston VS The House of Black!

The Rated R Superstar, The Sussex County Chicken and The Mad King all have issue with Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews, so they’re ready to tear down the House! Will the combined forces of the AEW TNT, the ROH World and the NJPW Strong Openweight Champions be enough? Or will The House Always Win?

The teams sort out and Mark starts against The Dark Father himself. The fans hoot it up for Brody while Malakai and Mark circle. Then a chant of “DEM BOYS! DEM BOYS!” starts up for Mark as he and Malakai tie up. Mark headlocks, Malakai powers out to wrench and wristlock. Mark rolls, breaks free, then snapmares Malakai. Malakai gets up, Mark runs him over and covers, ONE! Malakai arm-drags, then brings Mark up to wrench the arm. Tag to Buddy, he goes up and DOUBLE STOMPS the arm! Buddy stares Edge down, then wrenches Mark to YANK the arm. Buddy grinds the arm but Mark endures.

Mark fights up, rolls, headlocks, but Buddy powers out. Edge tags in, Mark BOOTS Buddy and Edge LARIATS! Edge & Mark double whip, then DOUBLE SHOULDER TACKLE! The fans fire up and Edge stalks Buddy to a corner. Edge climbs up and rains down fists! The fans cheer as Edge goes past TEN! Buddy shoves Edge, runs in, but into a FLAPJACK! The fans fire up, Edge wrenches, then whips. Buddy holds ropes to block, then he kicks Edge away. Malakai tags in and the fans like this stare down. Malakai and Edge step forward, but then Malakai tags out to Brody. The fans boo but then they hoot it up.

Edge and Brody approach, Edge dodges Brody but Brody uses that to DECK Eddie! Edge dodges Brody again, and tags to Eddie! Eddie CHOPS, Brody CHOPS, repeat! The fans fire up as these kings CHOP back and forth! Eddie brings down the straps and CHOPS again! Brody CHOPS, Eddie CHOPS, repeat! Brody DECKS Eddie with a forearm, but Eddie avoids the elbow drop! Eddie paces, then KICKS! And CHOPS! KICK! CHOP! Brody snarls with every KICK and every CHOP! Brody stands, but Eddie ENZIGIRIS! Brody ends up in a corner and the fans fire up for “KOBO!” MACHINE GUN CHOPS!

The fans fire up as Eddie CHOPS again, then whips corner to corner. Brody reverses to BIG BOSS MAN SLAM! Eddie flounders to a corner, Brody hoots and the fans join in. Brody goes corner to corner to CANNONBALL! Eddie sputters from getting crushed, but Brody covers, ONE!! Brody tags Buddy, and Buddy slingshot SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Buddy KNEES Eddie in the back, KNEES him again, then KICKS! Eddie snarls as he stands up, but then he sits down, daring Buddy to give him more! Buddy runs to BASEMENT DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Buddy drags Eddie up, UPPERCUTS him to the corner, then tags Malakai.

The fans rally for Eddie as the House mugs him. Malakai snapmares Eddie to run and BASEMENT DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Malakai clamps on with a chinlock and he grinds Eddie down. The fans rally as Eddie endures and fights up. Malakai KNEES low, but Eddie CHOPS! Malakai fires a forearm, but Eddie CHOPS again! Malakai fires another forearm, blocks a kick then gives a KICK, but Eddie RIDGEHANDS! Malakai BACK ELBOWS! Eddie staggers to a corner, but he BOOTS back! Eddie ducks the roundhouse to GERMAN SUPLEX! Both men are down again and the fans fire up! Eddie and Malakai crawl, hot tags to Marks and Buddy!

Mark dodges Buddy to CHOP, CHOP and CHOP! Mark whips, Buddy reverses but Mark ducks ‘n’ dodges to CLOBBER Buddy! The fans fire up and Mark swings, but Buddy fires a strike fest in return! Stomp to the foot, but Mark avoids the knee to HELL STAB! The fans fire up and Mark runs in, but into a BOOT! Buddy runs in but Mark puts him on the apron to PELE! Buddy falls to the floor and fans fire up as Mark WRECKS him with a dropkick! Mark then goes to the apron, but Malakai and Brody storm over. Edge and Eddie hurry over, Edge ROCKS Malakai but Brody CLUBS away on Edge!

Eddie fires hands on Malakai, Brody sends Edge into railing! Eddie whips but Malakai reverses to send Eddie into railing! Eddie takes a seat, Malakai BOOTS him down! Speaking of chairs, Buddy throws one at Mark! Mark catches it, kicks Buddy, then BACKHANDS him! Mark BOOTS Buddy off the railing, sets the chair up, and then gets some space. Mark runs to use the chair to LAUNCH onto Brody! The fans are thunderous as the Chicken flies! Mark goes to the apron, Buddy runs up from inside, but Mark ROCKS him first! Mark drags Buddy to the apron, but Buddy throws hands. They brawl on the edge as the fans rally up!

Mark ROCKS Buddy, fireman’s carries, but Buddy fights free! Buddy ROCKS Mark, but Mark blocks the boot to HELL STAB again! Brody storms up but Mark MULE KICKS! Buddy V-TRIGGERS! Brody catches Mark to DEATH VALLEY DRIVER into barriers!! The fans lose their minds and that barrier is dented! Security helps push that back into place while Brody rises up. Brody drags Mark back into the ring, Malakai tags in to cover, TWO!! Mark survives, but Malakai drops knees on the shoulder! Malakai stomps Mark, then stands him up to KICK him back down! Malakai then wrenches Mark, tags in Brody, and the House mugs the Chicken.

Brody CHOPS Mark, digs his knee in, but lets off as the ref counts 4. Brody storms back up on Mark, drags him up, and CHOPS again! Tag to Malakai, they mug Mark some more, then Malakai whips Mark to ropes. Malakai ELBOWS Mark down, covers, TWO! Malakai clamps onto Mark with a hammerlock and chinlock. The fans rally as Mark endures and fights up. Malakai shifts around for a COBRA TWIST! The fans rally again as Mark continues to endure, and then Eddie storms in to CLUB Malakai down! Mark is free, though still in enemy territory, and Brody CHOKES Mark in the corner! Malakai snarls at Eddie, then tags Brody.

Brody stomps a mudhole into Mark, lets off as the ref counts, then drags Mark up again. Brody whips Mark back in hard, but Mark CHOPS Buddy! And ROCKS Malakai! Mark BOOTS Brody, fires off on the others, then dodges to hot tag Edge! Edge dodges Brody to BLAST Buddy! Malakai backs away, and Brody runs back in! Edge dodges again, Brody hits buckles, and Edge runs side to side to BOOT Brody and Buddy! Edge then brings Brody around, for the IMP- NO, Brody fights the DDT and powers out! Edge LARIATS but Brody stays up! Edge runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges and RAMS into Brody! Brody goes to a corner, Edge RAMS in again!

Edge puts Brody up top, climbs up after him, and the fans fire up as Edge fires forearms! The fans count along as Edge goes all the way to nine, then BITES Brody! But Brody throws body shots and forearms, and then CHOPS Edge off the corner! Eddie & Mark hurry to BLAST Malakai & Buddy! Eddie fires off on Brody, then CHOPS! Eddie hits Brody so hard, Eddie falls over! Mark helps Eddie up and they both climb after Brody. But Buddy and Malakai return to get them! DOUBLE POWERBOMBS! But they miss Edge as he goes back up! SUPER DUPER PLEX!! All six men are down and the fans are thunderous!

The fans cheer on “A E DUB! A E DUB!” as a standing count starts. Edge finds his way to Brody, brings him around, but Brody again fights the DDT. Buddy METEORAS! Eddie runs up to LARIAT Buddy! ROUNDHOUSE for Eddie! MISSILE DROPKICK for Malakai! DISCUS LARIAT for Mark! The fans hoot as Brody rises! Brody drags Eddie up, but Eddie URAKENS! Edge kicks low, IMPALER DDT!! Mark goes up for the FROGGY BOW!! Edge hurries to cover, Buddy breaks it! The fans rally up again as another standing count starts. Brody crawls his way over, tag to Malakai. Malakai steps up to Edge, even with wobbly legs.

Malakai grins at Edge as Edge stands. The fans fire up but then Mark fires off on Malakai! Edge brawls with Brody, Eddie brawls with Buddy! V-TRIGGER takes Eddie down! JUMP KNEE takes Mark down! Brody ROCKS Edge, Buddy GAMANGIRIS! Brody SPLASHES Edge and he sits down! The hooting returns, the House sets up, but Mark and Eddie rise! TRIPLE SPEARS take down the House!! Cerberus’ three heads all take a hit and the fans are thunderous again! Edge looks around, he needs to get Malakai back in here. Malakai rises and finds his own way back in, and the fans rally up!

Edge fires himself up as he aims at Malakai! But BLACK MIST hits first!! The ref missed the mist, he was checking on Brody! And then THE END!! Cover, The House wins!

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

The Rated R Superstar didn’t see the mist coming, and then he couldn’t see The End! Will Malakai look to end Edge once and for all?

 

AEW TBS Championship Open House Rules: Julia Hart VS Willow Nightingale!

From one part of the House to the other, the Princess of the Black Throne vows to never let go of this gold. However, the Babe with the Power has her friends and family in attendance, she vows to not let them down! As for Dealer’s Choice, it’s simple: complete ringside ban! No Skye, no House, no Kris! Something’s gotta give, who will be THE Face of TBS?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if truly, The House Always Wins!

The bell rings and the two rush in! Willow BOOTS Julia down and the fans fire up! Stokely’s on commentary, he loves what he sees as Willow fires forearms! Willow then bumps Julia off buckles, brings her around to another corner to bump off another buckle, then pushes her out. Willow goes up, but Julia SUPERKICKS her to the floor! Willow tumbles, Julia storms out and stomps her down! Julia grins as she TOSSES Willow into the timekeeper’s area! The fans boo but Julia gets Willow back in the ring. Julia CLUBS Willow, dribbles her off the mat, then lets off as fans boo. Julia stomps Willow, stalks her to ropes, and CHOKES her!

The ref counts, but Julia reminds her there are no ropebreaks! The ref still reprimands, and Julia lets off. We see Mercedes Mone watching backstage, as she wants next. Julia has Willow in the ropes again, for a HANGING HEADSCISSOR! Willow can only endure, but Julia eventually lets off. Julia CLUBS Willow while fans duel. Willow throws body shots, Julia CLUBS her again. Julia RAMS Willow into a corner, then runs up to back elbow! Julia brings Willow around to SMACK her off the mat, then covers, TWO! Willow is tougher than that but Julia clamps onto her again with a CAMEL CLUTCH!

Julia bends Willow, but Willow endures and the fans rally up. Willow gets an arm free, powers her way forward, but Julia SMACKS her off the mat again! And again! Willow flounders, but she throws body shots! Willow runs but Julia catches her to a sleeper! Willow powers out, and then gets Julia in a SLEEPER! Julia sits down to KICK from below again and again and again! Willow lets go in order to guard but Julia gets up to stomp her! Julia runs, but into a SPINEBUSTER! The fans fire up and Willow high stacks, TWO! Julia goes to a corner but Willow fires up! Willow runs corner to corner to BACK BODY BLOCK!

Willow then clotheslines, snapmares, and goes up! Julia turns around, but avoids the missile dropkick! Julia clamps on, HARTLESS LOCK!! Willow endures, fights around, and she powers up! Willow lifts Julia and the fans fire up! But Julia shifts to a sunset flip! Willow sits on it! TWO!! SUPERKICK! Willow just snarls! Julia SUPERKICKS again, but Willow shakes her head! Willow CHOPS, CHOPS and whips Julia to a corner. Willow runs up, but into BOOTS! Julia goes up to the very top, to MOONSAULT into BOOTS! Willow fires up as she LARIATS! The fans fire up as the straps come down! Willow hauls Julia up, gut wrenches, BABE WITH THE POWER BOMB!! Cover, WILLOW WINS!!

Winner: Willow Nightingale, by pinfall (NEW AEW TBS Champion)

Stokely says, “Chuck E. Cheese, here we come!!” Willow goes from former NJPW Strong Women’s Champion to the Queen of Harts to now the NEW Face of TBS! Kris and Stokely join Willow in the ring to HUG it out! But then here comes The CEO! Mone wants next, and she wants the rematch with Willow from that NJPW Strong Women’s Tournament. Mone gets in the ring, and Willow lifts the title high. Double or Nothing is coming, but is this the match-up we’ll see?

 

AEW International Championship: Roderick Strong VS Kyle O’Reilly!

The Kingdom may be undisputed, but friendships are fragile things, as are egos. The Savior of the Backbreaker couldn’t stand the fact #CombatKyle thought for even a moment that someone else would hold this title, so he struck first. But will Kyle not only strike back, but make Roddy’s fear come true? Or will Roddy break Kyle’s back along with his heart?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is truly undisputed!

The bell rings and the fans rally as the two circle. They tie up, go around, clinch, fight for control, and Roddy powers Kyle back. Kyle turns that around to have Roddy on the ropes, grabs a leg, but Roddy grabs for a facelock. Kyle slips away and backs off, and the fans applaud the exchange. The two go again, Roddy headlocks then wrenches to a wristlock. Kyle squats, spins, drop toeholds, then floats around on Roddy to get a facelock. Roddy wrenches free again, hits a headlock and takeover, but Kyle rolls it to a cover! ONE, Roddy headlocks, and he tells the fans to shut up. Kyle rolls free, the two stand off, and the fans cheer again.

Kyle and Roddy reset again, knuckle lock, and Roddy knees low! Roddy wrenches, hammerlocks, but Kyle reaches back. Kyle gets up and under, back drops, then drops to an ARMBAR! Roddy clasps hands to fight that, tries a headscissor, but Kyle gets the leg for an ANKLE LOCK! Roddy flails around, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Kyle lets go, to drop a knee on the arm! Kyle then kicks Roddy to a corner, wrenches his arm, but Roddy ROCKS Kyle! Kyle wrenches again, but Roddy ROCKS him again! Another wrench, but Roddy pulls hair to put Kyle in a corner. The ref reprimands, Roddy CHOPS, then scoops to BACKBREAKER!

The ref reprimands, but Roddy drags Kyle up. Roddy CHOPS, but Kyle just scowls! Kyle KNEES, FOREARMS, KICKS and KICKS! Roddy hobbles, but he drops back to avoid another kick! Kyle smirks, he KICKS Roddy’s leg guard. Roddy still keeps up that guard, so Kyle jumps! Roddy gets under, but Kyle sits on the roll-up, TWO! Roddy sunset flips, TWO! Roddy dodges a kick to CALF KICK! The fans cheer the exchange, Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy drags Kyle up, whips him to a corner, then runs in. Kyle puts Roddy on the apron, but Roddy ROCKS Kyle first! Roddy brings Kyle around but Kyle HOTSHOTS the arm!

Kyle storms up but Roddy RAMS into him! Roddy steps in, but into an ARM WRINGER! Roddy writhes and flounders away while fans cheer. Kyle storms over to Roddy, brings him up and KICKS the leg out! Roddy drops to his knees but Kyle just KICKS and KICKS and KICKS him in the chest and arms! Kyle runs, but into a CHOP! Roddy runs, but into a JUMP KNEE, but he catches Kyle! BACKBREAKER! Roddy drags Kyle up by his hair, brings him around, and puts him in a corner. The ref reprimands and counts, but Roddy CHOPS! Roddy puts Kyle up top, climbs, but Kyle has a KIMURA! Roddy CLUBS away to fight back!

Roddy turns Kyle sideways, scoops him, TOP ROPE BACKBREAKER! Kyle flops to the mat and the ref checks. Roddy turns Kyle over and rains down fists! The fans boo but Roddy lets off to sit Kyle up. Roddy clamps on for a modified Cobra Twist! The fans rally while Kyle endures. Kyle slips around, TRIANGLE HOLD! Roddy CLUBS and HAMMERS away on Kyle to get free! Roddy drags Kyle up, puts Kyle on ropes to CHOP, but Kyle just snarls! Kyle forearms, Roddy CHOPS, then they fire forearms back! Roddy knees low, CLUBS away at the ropes then stomps Kyle down! The ref counts, the fans boo, but Roddy lets off at 4.

Roddy soaks up the heat to then bring Kyle up again. Roddy KNEES Kyle low, but Kyle ROCKS Roddy! Roddy ROCKS Kyle, Kyle ROCKS Roddy, and the forearms keep going! Roddy shoves to then clinch Kyle, BACKBREAKER! Kyle writhes while Roddy catches his breath. Roddy says this is what Kyle wanted! The fans rally, Roddy brings Kyle up, and half nelson for a BACKBREAKER! Roddy says he could end this right now! Kyle wanted this! Roddy mockingly claps along with the fans while Kyle crawls. Roddy eggs Kyle on, Kyle drags himself up, and the fans fire up! Roddy CLUBS Kyle, torture racks him, and hits a BACKBREAKER DROP! Cover, TWO!!

The fans fire up as Kyle survives! Roddy seethes, he drags Kyle up, and he reels Kyle in to suplex. Kyle knees free, but Roddy tries again! Kyle knees Roddy again, then has the GUILLOTINE! The fans fire up but Roddy wrenches out! Kyle blocks chop but Roddy rolls through the armlock! Kyle fires knees and kicks and fast hands! KICK, LEG SWEEP! The fans fire up as Roddy flounders away! Kyle runs up to forearm SMASH! Then a wrench to an ELBOW BREAKER, then a back suplex SLAM, into the HEEL HOOK! Roddy scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Kyle lets go, and Kyle walks off the pain as he waits on Roddu.

Roddy stands, Kyle KICKS the leg! Kyle wrenches but Roddy OLYMPIC SLAMS! Kyle flounders to ropes, drags himself up, but Roddy runs side to side to forearm SMASH, and SMASH, and SMASH again! Four forearm strikes, then Roddy runs up, only for Kyle to block the knee! Kyle puts Roddy’s leg in the ropes, KICKS him, then goes up! Roddy dangles, Kyle hits the GUILLOTINE KNEE DROP! The fans fire up as Kyle climbs again! KING KONG KNEE on the leg! KNEEBAR HEEL HOOK COMBO!! Kyle has the leg trapped, but Roddy stomps away with his free leg! Roddy finally gets Kyle to let go, and he clutches his ankle.

Kyle and Roddy grab a wristlock, stand up, and they start firing forearms! The fans are on Kyle’s side as he ROCKS Roddy again and again! But Roddy ducks the kick for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Kyle is still in this and the fans rally again! Roddy huffs and puffs and brings Kyle back up. Roddy puts Kyle up top again, climbs up after him, and goes to the very top! SUPER DUPER PLEX, but Kyle cradles it!! TWO!! Roddy has it, TWO!! Both men stand, Roddy fires boxing elbows! Roddy runs, Kyle yoyos and DOUBLE LARIATS collide! The fans fire up with both men down again! A standing count starts, but Roddy drags himself up.

Both men stand at 3 of 10, and Kyle KICKS! Roddy CHOPS! Kyle KICKS! Roddy CHOPS! KICK! Roddy body shots, Kyle KICKS! Roddy CHOPS, Kyle KICKS, and they pick up speed! KICK, CHOP, “YAY! BOO!” Roddy goes for a leg, Kyle steps over and KNEES him! Then GERMAN SUPLEX! Then AX ‘N’- NO, Roddy scoops! But Kyle KNEES free! AX ‘N’- JUMP KNEE!! Both men are down again and the fans are thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as a standing count begins. The count passes 5, then climbs to 8! Both men stand at 9, and the forearms fly! Roddy fires off a flurry, then underhooks to TIGER- NO, Kyle slips into a GUILLOTINE!!

Roddy goes to ropes, to CATAPULT GUILLOTINE Kyle! Kyle flops to the apron, Roddy goes after him, but Kyle elbows back! APRON ARM WRINGER!! Roddy flounders away, distracts the ref, and here’s Wardlow!! But then the ref spots Wardlow on the apron! Wardlow steps away, Kyle cradles Roddy! TWO!! Roddy fireman’s carries, but Kyle ghost pins! TWO, and Roddy fireman’s carries again! GUT BUSTER DROP! But Kyle yoyos and LARIATS! The fans fire up for Kyle as he suplexes, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! ARMBAR! Roddy moves around, clasps hands, but Kyle goes after the grip! They move around, Kyle uses Roddy’s own leg for leverage!

Roddy scrambles, ROPEBREAK, and Kyle lets go. Wardlow says Roddy needs to end this, but the fans rally as Kyle stomps away on Roddy! The ref counts, Kyle lets off, and he paces. Off come the wrist tape, but Roddy fights the lift! Kyle dodges but runs into a DROPKICK! Roddy hurries to get Kyle up, END OF HEARTACHE!! Cover, Roddy wins!

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

Kyle put up quite the fight, but Roddy still finds a way to win! Wardlow celebrates with his guy, as does the rest of the Undisputed Kingdom! Adam Cole applauds, and… he stands! Cole, Taven & Bennett join everyone in the ring, and they hoist Roddy up victorious! Cole frowns at Wardlow when he isn’t looking, though… Cole hugs it out with Roddy, but will The Undisputed Kingdom only look to add more gold to the treasury?

 

FTW Championship: Hook VS Chris Jericho!

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil knew to be wary of The Lionheart, even with all the talk about respect and wanting to help him. And as always, The Ocho puts himself at the center of attention. Will the #JerichoVortex #SendHook on a downward spiral? Or will another win over the former world champion prove Hook is more than ready for the next level?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who rules when it’s FTW Rules!

The bell rings and the fans boo Jericho, though he doesn’t seem to register that. Jericho steps to Hook and wants a fist bump. Hook gives a fist bump, and the two tie up. Hook wrenches, hammerlocks, then wrangles Jericho. Jericho wrenches out to have the arm. Hook fights up, he slips around and wrenches to wristlock. Fans chant “FOZZY SUCKS! FOZZY SUCKS!” Hook headlocks, hits a takeover, but Jericho fights up. Jericho wrenches out, CHOPS Hook, and Hook snarls. Hook ROCKS Jericho, Jericho CHOPS Hook, repeat! Jericho CHOPS and CHOPS, whips, but Hook reverses. Jericho KICKS back, runs up, but into a clinch!

Hook powers up to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Hook gets Jericho again, for a T-BONE! Jericho stands again, Hook clotheslines him up and out! Hook goes to the apron, takes aim, and he runs up to FLYING FOREARM! A glancing blow but Jericho still staggers. Hook gets Jericho to SMACK him off barriers. Jericho elbows back, then SMACKS Hook off steps! Jericho brings Hook around, points at Taz, then SMACKS Hook off the desk! The fans boo but Jericho soaks it up. Jericho looks under the ring, and he brings out a table! Fans cheer the table, even as Jericho’s the one setting it up at ringside.

Jericho goes back to Hook, brings Hook in, but Hook fights the bomb! Hook gets around, to GERMAN SUPLEX to the floor! Hook covers, TWO! Jericho survives that rough landing but Hook gets up and storms around. Hook looks under the ring, and he brings out a trash can lid! Hook SMACKS Jericho right in the head! Jericho leans against the railing, Hook runs and uses the steps as a boost for a FLYING LID ATTACK! Hook shows off the FTW right on the lid, and goes again, but Jericho BOOTS Hook out of the air! DDT onto the lid! Cover, TWO! Jericho shows off the trash can lid but fans boo.

Jericho stalks Hook, drags him up, and SMACKS him with the lid! Jericho puts Hook in the ring, storms up on him, but Hook throws body shots! Hook runs, but Jericho BOOTS him down! The fans boo but Jericho puts Hook on the apron. Jericho brings Hook up, reels him in, but Hook fights the suplex! Hook throws more body shots, then clinches! T-BONE SUPLEX down through the table!! The fans lose their minds over that crash landing! Hook rises up, finds Jericho, and covers, TWO!! Jericho survives again but Hook hauls him up. Hook puts Jericho in the ring, drags him up, and waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX!

The fans chant “Go Home, Jericho, Go Home!” Hook hauls Jericho up to whip him corner to corner hard! Hook runs up but into another BOOT! Jericho soaks up more heat, he drags Hook up again, and CHOPS! Jericho whips Hook to clothesline in the corner! Jericho hauls Hook up top, goes up after him, and he rains down fists! The fans still count along, to OCHO, then TEN, for the SUPER STEINER!! Jericho fires up, covers, TWO!! Hook survives but Jericho goes up the corner. Jericho goes looking under the ring, and he brings out a trash can! Jericho puts that in the ring, blows kisses to the fans, then storms in after Hook.

Jericho gets the trash can, runs up, but Hook gets around! GERMAN SUPLEX! Both Jericho and trash can go flying! Both men are down, the fans rally, and Hook goes to get the can. Hook SMACKS Jericho with the can! Hook puts the can around Jericho, and he gets a kendo stick! The fans fire up as Hook SMACKS the can! Jericho staggers around, Hook SMACKS it again! Hook then clinches, TRASH CAN EXPLODER! Hook drags Jericho out of the can, covers, TWO!!! Jericho survives again! Hook storms around, goes back out to look under the ring, and Hook brings out another table! The fans cheer as Hook gets the table in the ring.

Hook props this table up in a corner, makes sure it’s just right, and then fetches Jericho. Hook clinches, but Jericho fights with forearms! Hook hits back, they brawl, and Hook runs, but into another BOOT! Jericho runs, but into a clinch! NORTHERN LIGHTS! Hook then gets Jericho up, but Jericho CODE BREAKERS! Both men are down and the fans rally up! Fans chant “PLEASE RETIRE!” at Jericho, but he rises up. Hook sits up, Jericho CHOPS! Hook fires a forearm, Jericho fires back, and then they stand. Hook fires more shots, but Jericho CLAWS the eyes! Jericho LARIATS Hook down! Jericho goes to a corner, climbs up, and soaks up more heat.

Jericho leaps, but Hook avoids the fist drop! Jericho hobbles, Hook hops on! REDRUM!! Jericho flails, reaches out, but the ref reminds him that ropebreaks won’t do anything. So Jericho RAMS Hook through the table! Hook lets Jericho go, Jericho covers, with feet on ropes! TWO!!! Hook survives and the fans boo Jericho as he lines up a shot. Jericho runs up, but Hook ducks Judas Effect to get a takedown! KNEEBAR!! Jericho flails, fights up, has Hook’s legs, and stomps Hook into the WALLS OF JERICHO!! Hook endures, the fans are dueling, and Jericho pulls Hook away from ropes! Hook flails, fights, rolls, drags Jericho into a cradle, TWO!!

Both men hurry up and Hook gets around Jericho! REDRUM!! Jericho fights, flails, and LOW BLOWS! The fans boo but FTW Rules means anything goes! Jericho snarls, runs up, JUDAS EFFECT!! Cover, TWO?!?! Hook survives and shocks Jericho! The fans fire up, Jericho waits on Hook to get up, and he winds up again. Hook stands, Jericho says he’s sorry about this, and he hits JUDAS EFFECT again! Cover, TWO?!?!? Hook survives again and no one can believe it!! Jericho is getting frustrated with Hook, and tells him to just stay down. Jericho goes out to fetch Floyd the Baseball Bat! Jericho gets in and he tells Hook, “Don’t make me do this!”

Hook stands, refusing to give up. Hook FLIPS Jericho off!! So Jericho CRACKS Hook with the bat!!! Taz stands up from commentary, but he can’t bring himself to go to the ring. Cover, Jericho wins!

Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall (NEW FTW Champion)

Jericho says he’s sorry, but Taz gets up to the apron. Taz tells Jericho to back away, and Jericho takes the belt with him as he goes. “The Learning Tree” has gold back around his waist, having taught Hook a lesson. But is the lesson what Jericho claims it is? Or is it that Jericho will do anything to have the spotlight?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm w/ Luther & Mariah May VS Thunder Rosa!

The leading lady of AEW may have lost her mind, but she still does whatever she has to in order to keep this title. However, La Mera Mera never lost this title in the first place, and is ready to do what she has to in order to get it back! The Storm and the Thunder are about to collide, who will be left standing when the smoke clears?

In a new look, Rosa is wearing a mask rather than face paint. Storm’s also changed her look a little with the all white gear and silverish hair. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who shines in the spotlight!

The bell rings and Storm gets in Rosa’s face. Rosa pulls her mask away to show there’s no face paint at all, and she fires off fists! The fans fire up as they both swing wild! They end up in a corner, the ref counts, but Storm KNEES and CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Then CHOPS again! Storm stomps then CHOPS Rosa again! The fans cheer while Rosa flounders along ropes. Rosa shoves Storm away but Storm CHOPS! And CHOPS! But Rosa DOUBLE CHOPS in return! And DOUBLE CHOPS again! Rosa CHOPS Storm into a corner, then stalks her to another. Rosa CHOPS again, that was a blunt one!

Rosa snapmares Storm, pushes her to a cover, ONE! Rosa keeps on Storm with forearms, then fans rally up, and Rosa whips. Storm BOOTS in return! Storm storms around while the fans rally, and then Storm steps on Rosa’s face! Storm kicks her around, stomps her to ropes, then stomps her at ropes! Storm CHOPS Rosa, then TOSSES her across the way! The fans rally as Storm CLUBS Rosa, whips her corner to corner, but Rosa tilt-o-whirls to RANA! The fans fire up as Storm bails out, and Rosa goes up a corner! Luther is there to help Storm up, and Rosa TORNILLOS down onto them both!

The fans fire up with Rosa but Mariah is lurking! The ref tells Mariah to back up, which she does, and Rosa gets Storm into the ring. Rosa digs her boot into Storm at the corner, then stomps a mudhole in! The fans fire up as Rosa stands on Storm! Rosa drags Storm up, reels her in, and snap suplexes! Float over to the cover, TWO! Rosa clamps onto Storm, and she brings up Storm saying Hell is in her bedroom. Well, then consider Rosa’s one of Storm’s demons! Rosa CLUBS away on Storm’s chest! Rosa digs her knee into Storm’s back, but the fans rally up. Rosa shoves Storm down to a cover, TWO!

The fans rally up for Rosa as she brings Storm up. Rosa scoops, Storm slips free and shoves, but Rosa leaps! Storm catches her to a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Storm is seething as she paces around. Storm drags Rosa up as the fans duel, and she scoops for another BACKBREAKER! Storm stands on Rosa’s back, digs her elbow into the spine, then drops an elbow! The fans rally harder as Storm covers, TWO! Rosa is tougher than that but Storm keeps on her. Storm puts Rosa under the ropes so she can stand on her! Storm stomps around, the ref counts, but Storm drops knees as she lets off! Rosa writhes but Storm drags her back up.

The fans rally harder as Storm puts Rosa in a corner. Storm hoists Rosa up top, SLAPS her, then goes up. Storm CLUBS away on Rosa, but Rosa hits back with body shots! Rosa HEADBUTTS Storm, keeps her up, so that she can SUPER SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO! Storm survives and Rosa is fuming! The fans rally as Rosa goes to the corner. Rosa climbs, watches Storm rise, and then MISSILE DROPKICKS! Storm flounders, Rosa roars, and she hauls Storm back up! Fireman’s carry, SAMOAN DROP! Storm staggers to her feet, Rosa runs up to get around, CRUCIFIX DRIVER! Cover, TWO!

Storm survives again but her butler and protege are both very worried! The fans rally up as Rosa watches Storm crawl to ropes. Rosa runs side to side to DROPKICK Storm! Rosa and Storm both go to the apron, and Rosa fireman’s carries. APRON DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! The fans fire up, Rosa drags Storm back into the ring for a cover, TWO!! Rosa is a bit frustrated that Storm is still in this, and the fans continue to duel between them. Rosa reels Storm in, tucks, but her back won’t let her lift! Storm goes to a corner, Rosa runs in, but Storm ELBOWS her away! Rosa comes back, but Storm goes up and over!

Storm comes back, blocks boots and puts Rosa in the ropes, DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Storm gets up the corner, to TORNADO DDT! But she’s not done there, she has the leg, FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Storm is not quite perfect and Rosa survives because of it! Storm hurries to get Rosa up. FACE- NO, Rosa turns X-Factor into victory roll and STOMP 182! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives again and shocks Rosa! Mariah is still worried but Rosa tells Storm to just die already! Rosa goes up and up and DIVING- NO, Storm avoids the stomps! Storm runs up, but Rosa tries to body scissor! Storm drags her back up, SKY HIGH! Cover, TWO!!

Now Storm is frustrated as Rosa survives! The fans continue to rally, Storm drags Rosa up, and Storm whips to CLUB Rosa in the back! Rosa drops to her knees, but Storm gets her up to whip and CLUB her again! Storm drags Rosa up again, whips, but Rosa ROCKS Storm first! Storm ROCKS Rosa! Rosa ROCKS Storm! The fans rally as Storm CHOPS! Rosa CHOPS back! Storm fires a forearm, Rosa gives it back, and they start throwing haymakers! Rosa gets the edge with shots from all side! The fans fire up as Storm wobbles around! Rosa runs, but into a HEADBUTT!! Storm stays up, but Rosa rises! ENZIGIRI!

Rosa waistlocks, Storm switches, GERMAN SUPLEX! Storm powers up, but Rosa rises again! GERMAN SUPLEX! Both women are down now, and Mariah gets on the apron! The ref reprimands, but then here comes Deonna Purrazzo! She CHOP BLOCKS Mariah, to then Electric Chair SLAM off the apron! Deonna then RAMS Mariah into steel steps! Luther comes rushing over, but Deonna RAMS him into steps, too! The fans fire up as Deonna and Mariah brawl! They go up the ramp, Storm sneaks up on Rosa! Waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX! Rosa flounders to a corner, and Storm says it’s time for her close up!

Storm runs in, SWEET HIP MUSIC!! And then STORM ZERO!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Rosa survives and shocks everyone! Storm hurries to get Rosa’s legs and ties those up! “This is Awesome!” as Storm has the TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Storm’s bringing back a classic but Rosa endures it! Rosa fights, even as Storm sits deep! Rosa shouts, “She’s going to Hell!” Rosa claws around, and gets the ROPEBREAK!! The ref counts, Storm lets off in frustration, and Storm paces around as she thinks what she has to do. Storm says she is ending this, and she drags Rosa up. But Rosa gets around, BACKSTABBER!

Rosa clamps onto Storm, COBRA CLUTCH STRETCH!! Rosa shifts around, Storm fights around, and Storm gets the ROPEBREAK! Rosa lets go in frustration, and she drags Storm back! Storm holds onto the apron skirt! Storm BOOTS Rosa away, the ref fixes the skirt, but Storm LOW BLOWS then STORM ZEROS!!! Cover, Storm wins!!

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

Just when it looked like Storm wrote herself into a corner, she found a way to make this a happy ending for herself! With all these tricks in her back pocket, will Toni truly be timeless?

 

Bryan Danielson VS Will Ospreay!

The American Dragon has said it himself, this is his last year as an active pro-wrestler. As such, this first-time-ever  showdown could also be the only-time-ever! Will Bryan prove he is still the best wrestler in the world today? Or will that honorary title soon belong to the #BillyGOAT?

Don Callis of course joins commentary to watch “the golden goose” of the Don Callis Family. Callis also takes credit for all the fans chanting “OSPREAY! OSPREA!” with Ospreay’s theme song. And the fans are already losing their minds watching Bryan and Ospreay stare down. The two go to their corners, the bell rings and the fans are thunderous already! Ospreay and Bryan circle, Callis says to keep emotions under control, they’re in for a long night. Bryan and Ospreay circle as fans cheer “A E DUB! A E DUB!” They tie up, go around, Bryan facelocks, floats, but Ospreay moves around. Bryan stays on Ospreay but Ospreay rolls.

The fans cheer for “BOTH THESE GUYS! BOTH THESE GUYS!” as Bryan powers Ospreay to ropes. The ref counts, Bryan lets off slowly, and fans sing for Ospreay. Bryan pats Ospreay on the shoulder then backs away. The fans cheer the sportsmanship and Ospreay nods. The singing continues as the two reset. They tie up, Bryan headlocks for the takeover, and he holds off the headscissors. Ospreay moves around, headscissors after all, but Bryan headstands, turns Ospreay over, and bridges up to get around and tie up the legs. Bryan brings Ospreay into the BOW ‘N’ ARROW, but Ospreay pops right free to cover, ONE!

The two reset again and the fans fire up. Ospreay and Bryan circle, the fans chant “BRUV! BRUV! BRUV!” Ospreay and Bryan feel things out, knuckle lock, and they go shoulder to shoulder in a Test of Strength. The fans duel as the two fight for control! Ospreay rolls back to wrench the wrists, but Bryan spins to reverse the pressure. Bryan wrangles Ospreay and twists the wrist. Ospreay moves around, handsprings up and steps over to headlock. Bryan powers up but Ospreay hits the takeover. Bryan headscissors, Ospreay kips free, and the fans cheer “This is Awesome!” as the two reset again.

Ospreay and Bryan tie up, Bryan headlocks and hits another takeover. Bryan palm strikes Ospreay, traps a leg, then palm strikes again! And again! Ospreay endures as Bryan keeps hitting him in the head! Ospreay fights to his feet, powers up and out, then drops to hurdle and drop again. Bryan tips him over, but Ospreay avoids the kick! Ospreay sweeps to cover, ONE! Ospreay blocks Bryan’s kick but Bryan blocks Ospreay’s kick! Ospreay gets around, Bryan elbows free then CHOPS! Bryan whips, but he gets under the handspring to wrangle Ospreay! Ospreay rolls through, but Bryan avoids both buzzsaw and heel kick! The two stand off and the fans are thunderous again!

Ospreay and Bryan reset as the fans chant for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” The fans hope Bryan and Ospreay “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this isn’t even the main event yet. Ospreay shoots in for a leg, trips Bryan, and then has a standing toehold. Bryan turns over, stands up, but he knows he can’t reach Ospreay so he just flips him off! Ospreay CHOPS Bryan for it! And CHOPS him again! Bryan paces around the ring, then CHOPS back! Ospreay CHOPS! Bryan trips Ospreay and has his own standing toehold. Ospreay pries at the grip, the fans rally and duel, but Bryan traps a leg to then cravat into a neck wrench.

Fans tell off Callis, but Ospreay fights up to throw body shots. Ospreay CLUBS free, ROCKS Bryan, but Bryan CHOPS back! Bryan cravats again, but Ospreay powers free. Bryan cravats again, but Ospreay rolls. Bryan holds on tight, Ospreay stands back up, but Bryan throws knees! Bryan snapmares but Ospreay handsprings through and SHOTGUNS Bryan down! The fans fire up again as Ospreay whips. Bryan reverses but Ospreay RANAS! Ospreay nods as the fans fire up more. Ospreay brings Bryan up, ROCKS him and BOOTS him, then UPPERCUTS! Bryan goes to a corner, Ospreay UPPERCUTS again!

Ospreay CHOPS, and CHOPS, and then follows Bryan. Ospreay CLUBS Bryan, CHOPS him, but Bryan pushes Ospreay with his head. Ospreay eggs Bryan on, so Bryan CHOPS! Ospreay drops back, but Bryan gets him with an UPPERCUT! And UPPERCUTS again! And UPPERCUTS again! Then Bryan KICKS, CHOPS, and UPPERCUTS! Bryan whips, Ospreay holds ropes, then FLAPJACKS Bryan onto ropes! Ospreay runs to BOOT Bryan out of the ring! The fans are thunderous, Callis says to stop pandering, but Ospreay gets them started in an “OI! OI! OI!” Ospreay aims to PLANCHA, and down goes Bryan!

The fans fire up, Ospreay high-fives the front row, then Ospreay checks his teeth before going back to Bryan. Ospreay drags Bryan up, puts him in, and then aims from the apron. The fans rally, Ospreay springboards, but into a KICK! Bryan’s antiair might’ve gotten Ospreay in the liver, but Bryan drags him up for knees! Bryan whips, then kitchen sink knees! Then KICK to the back! Cover, ONE!! Ospreay shows his grit but Bryan grabs an arm. Bryan knees the shoulder, KNEES Ospreay in the side, then steps over into a toehold. Ospreay fights but Bryan still has the INDIAN DEATHLOCK! The fans rally while Ospreay endures!

Ospreay keeps his shoulders up but Bryan top mounts to throw down body shots and forearms! The body shots fly in from all sides, then Bryan headscissors Ospreay into a move similar to Zack Sabre Jr’s Yes I’m a Long Way From Home. Ospreay knows ZSJ well and endures this move and fight around, and Ospreay gets the ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets Ospreay go cleanly, then looms over him at the ropes. Bryan drags Ospreay up to CHOP! Ospreay CHOPS back! Bryan CHOPS, Ospreay CHOPS, repeat! Ospreay is grimacing from the pain in his side, but he still CHOPS! And CHOPS! But then Bryan puts Ospreay in a corner to body shot again and again!

The fans are torn as Bryan KICKS, whips, but Ospreay reverses. Bryan goes up and over, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Ospreay still handsprings to NEURALIZER! The fans fire up while both men are down! Ospreay grits his teeth while going to ropes. Bryan goes to the other end, and then a corner. Ospreay runs corner to corner to BOOT Bryan and then push him down! Ospreay goes back to the apron, springboard, PIP PIP CHEERIO! Cover, TWO! Bryan is still in this but Ospreay brings him back up. Bryan fights the lift, so Ospreay fires Kawada Kicks! Bryan blocks one, to CHOP! And UPPERCUT! And UPPERCUT, and BODY SHOT!

Bryan runs, but into the TIGER WALL KICK and ENZIGIRI! Bryan bails out, the fans fire up, and Ospreay climbs! SKY TWISTER!! Direct hit and Ospreay rolls back to his feet! The fans lose their minds, but Ospreay still needs to catch his breath first. Ospreay puts Bryan in, goes back up, and he BLINDSIDE CHEERIOS! The fans fire up as the elbow pad is prepared! Ospreay runs up, but Bryan KICKS the Hidden Blade! Then he PENALTY KICKS the arm! Bryan hurries to chicken wing Ospreay, TIGER SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! But Bryan holds onto Ospreay for the HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!

Fans duel, “YES!” “NO!” “YES!” “NO!” “YES!” “NO!” with every shot! Bryan then shifts things over, into CATTLE MUTILATION! Ospreay endures as he’s stuck facedown! Ospreay fights around, reaches out with a leg, and finds the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer while Bryan lets go. Bryan snarls as he rises up, and he storms up on Ospreay. Bryan wrenches an arm to ELBOW BREAKER! Then he KICKS Ospreay in the corner, CHOPS him, then goes corner to corner, DROPKICK! Bryan puts Ospreay up top then climbs up to join him. SUPER STEINER, but Ospreay lands through!! The fans are thunderous as Ospreay dusts himself off.

Ospreay eggs Bryan on, then BOOTS his lariat! HOOK KICK, underhooks, TIGER DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay shakes out the arms and puts Bryan in a drop zone. Ospreay climbs, but Bryan trips him up! Ospreay gets stuck on the corner, Bryan climbs up behind him! But Ospreay throws down elbows! Bryan just throws down elbows in return! Bryan chicken wings one arm but Ospreay flails to resist! Bryan gets the other arm, brings Ospreay way up, for a SUPER TIGER SUPLEX!!! Ospreay flounders, clutching his neck, and the fans lose their minds again! Even Callis stands up out of his seat after that one.

The ref checks Ospreay but he’s somehow okay to continue. Bryan covers, ROPEBREAK!! Ospreay survives by a literal foot, but Bryan stays focused. Bryan KICKS Ospreay in the side, then KICKS the arm! And KICKS! And KICKS! Ospreay falls over but he slaps feeling into his arm. Ospreay sits up as he shakes his head, so Bryan PENALTY KICKS him down! Ospreay snarls, sits back up, and the fans fire up! Bryan PENALTY KICKS again! Ospreay sits right up! Ospreay eggs Bryan on again, so Bryan SLAPS him! Ospreay DECKS Bryan with a forearm! The fans are thunderous and Ospreay shakes his bad arm out.

Ospreay KICKS and stomps away at Bryan, rains down palm strikes, but the ref backs him off. Ospreay goes out after Bryan on the apron now, and reels him in. The fans freak out as Ospreay underhooks, but Bryan holds onto ropes! Bryan pries his way free, to KICK Ospreay in the chest! And KICK! And KICK, but Ospreay blocks! Ospreay CLUBS the leg, HOOK KICKS, then goes up the corner! APRON OSCUTTER!!! The fans are thunderous again while the ref checks Bryan. Somehow Bryan is still in this, so Ospreay takes aim. The fans chant “WE’RE NOT WORTHY!” like they’re Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar.

Bryan stands, Ospreay runs up, FLYING HIDDEN BLADE!!! Ospreay wipes out Bryan and almost takes out the ref with him!! The fans lose their minds, the ref reprimands, but Ospreay goes for Bryan. Callis says it himself that Bryan is dead weight, so Ospreay leaves Bryan behind. Ospreay lets the ring count climb, Bryan stands at 5 of 10, only to fall over! The count is 7, 8, and Bryan flounders! Bryan gets in before 9, but Ospreay goes COAST2COAST! And then POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO!?!? Callis is frustrated for Ospreay but the fans are thunderous again! “This is Wrestling!” as Ospreay powers up and aims.

Bryan sits up, into the BUZZSAW! And HEEL KICK! Ospreay goes to the ropes to springboard, but Bryan catches him!! Bryan turns Ospreay over, but Ospreay rolls and high stacks! TWO, deadlift, but Bryan shifts to a GUILLOTINE!! Ospreay is in the body scissors, but he powers out! Bryan slips free of the suplex to LA MYSTICA! And then LEBELL LOCK!!! Ospreay flails, endures, but Bryan pulls back on the hold! Ospreay fights, claws at the mat, and the fans rally as hard as they can! Ospreay reaches out but Bryan gets that arm to make this a RINGS OF SATURN! Ospreay still endures, and again uses his legs for the ROPEBREAK!!

The fans are thunderous as Bryan has to let go again. The fans again hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” and maybe they will after all! Bryan and Ospreay rise, and Bryan KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! “YES!” “NO!” “YES!” “NO!” Bryan aims, to BUZZSAW! The fans are torn but they’re all standing as Bryan runs in, only for Ospreay to catch him! Bryan throws down elbows, but Ospreay fights the rana off! Ospreay POWER- RANA!!! Cover, TWO!!!! Ospreay escapes, swings, but into a full nelson! Ospreay breaks it, victory rolls, TWO! Bryan has it, TWO! Bryan brings Ospreay up to GERMAN SUPLEX, but Ospreay lands out!?

But Bryan ducks the Hidden Blade! BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Cover, TWO!?!?!?!? Ospreay survives again and the fans are electric! Bryan is too tired, he can’t even be shocked about it! The fans are again cheering “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for making this match a reality. Bryan stands and the fans know: It’s time to kick Ospreay’s head in! Bryan gets the hands, and he gives Ospreay the DRAGON STOMPS! “YES!” “NO!” “YES!” “NO!” “YES!” “NO!” “YES!” “NO!” Bryan then drops into the omoplata, but Ospreay fights the LeBelle Lock! Ospreay moves around, pushes into Bryan, but Bryan powers him down, and fishhooks his way to the crossface!

Ospreay powers up, powers through, and he rains down forearms! But Bryan powers Ospreay back to the omoplata! Ospreay still fights through and he rains down forearms! Bryan’s own arms drop, but then he drags Ospreay into a TRIANGLE HOLD! Ospreay deadlifts to POWERBOMB, but Bryan holds on! And he rains down elbows on Ospreay! The fans continue to duel, “YES!” “NO!” “YES!” “NO!” But Ospreay deadlifts, steps over, STYLES CLASH!!! But he can’t turn Bryan over, he’s that tired! The fans are electric again as Ospreay slowly stirs to life. Bryan sits up in a daze, and the two men find each other.

Ospreay and Bryan go forehead to forehead, give junkyard dog headbutts, or perhaps goat headbutts. Then they start firing haymakers! “YES!” “BRUV!” echoes out, but then Bryan HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS! But Ospreay fires Kawada Kicks! Bryan SLAPS back! And SLAPS again! And fires palm strikes from all sides! Ospreay is on noodle legs, Bryan gets him in, SHOULDER CAPTURE PLEX! Ospreay rises!! HIDDEN BLADE!!! But Ospreay isn’t done there, he calls his shot! Springboard, OS- BUSAIKU KNEE!!! Both men are down again and while the fans cannot believe it, they are loving it!

A standing count starts as both men stir. We pass 5 as Bryan goes to a corner. Bryan sits up at 7, and the “YES! YES! YES!” begins again. St. Louis is torn, but Ospreay goes to the other corner. Ospreay stares Bryan down as he takes off the elbow pad. This has turned to a showdown at high noon, and the fans are dueling as hard as they can! Both men run in, HIDDEN BLADE HITS FIRST!!! And then Ospreay underhooks Bryan, for the TIGER DRIVER 91!!!! Ospreay is roaring, the fans are going nuts and Bryan is writhing from being dropped right on his head! The ref calls for Doc Sampson!? But Ospreay doesn’t care, HIDDEN BLADE!!!!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall

The Aerial Assassin respects The American Dragon, but he shows no mercy for him! The medics get in there to check on Bryan after that brutal finish, and even Callis is concerned. Ospreay realizes after that Bryan is in excruciating pain. Ospreay slayed the dragon, but did he just cut Bryan’s last year short?

 

Vacated AEW World Tag Team Championships Ladder Match: The Young Bucks VS FTR!

Matthew & Nicholas Jackson have been trying to deflect on why they lost at All In London 2023, but it’s hard to say anyone is buying it. Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood don’t even care about that day anymore, they’re more upset about how the EVPs have let power and authority go to their heads. Will FTR humble the Bucks once and for all when they bring down these belts? Or will Matt & Nick prove that they’re the real #TopGuys?

The introductions are made, the belts are already high above, and we see who are THE Three-Time AEW World Tag Team Champions!

The bell rings and the fans rally up behind FTR while booing The Bucks. The Bucks SUPERKICK but FTR block! FTR fires off hands, Dax putting Matt in a corner and Cash putting Nick on ropes. Cash UPPERCUTS Nick, Dax hurries over and they double whip, but Matt CLOBBERS Cash to stop Shatter Machine! Nick sunset flips, he and Matt set up, E V P- KNEES MEET as Dax ducks! Cash goes up, DOUBLE FLYING LARIATS! FTR hurry to fetch ladders, but the Bucks ROCK them first! Matt rains down fists on Cash, Nick sends Dax into barriers! The fans boo but Matt throws Cash into the LED apron while Nick soaks up the heat.

The Bucks regroup, get a ladder up, but Dax is in the ring! Dax runs in, but the Bucks lift the ladder out of the way. They WRECK Dax with the ladder, but then Cash DROPKICKS the ladder into the Bucks! The Bucks stagger, Cash grabs the ladder, but so does Matt! They tug-o-war, so Matt RAMS Cash into the railing! Nick ENZIGURIS Cash! The Bucks get the ladder up and into the ring, stand it up, then climb. But Dax returns to drag Nick down, then drag Matt down. Dax fires hands on Matt, whips, but Matt ducks ‘n’ dodges, to go up the ladder! Dax hurries after him, but Nick is there to CLUB Dax! Cash returns to drag Matt down!

The teams brawl again, haymakers for haymakers, until the Bucks CLAW FTR’s eyes! The Bucks send FTR into the ladders! Then they SUPERKICK FTR down! The fans boo as the Bucks fold the ladder up, to RAM Cash down! Matt puts the ladder in the ropes, Nick fetches Dax, and Nick ROCKS Dax with a right hand. Matt ROCKS Dax, too, and they put Dax on the ladder. Nick goes to the corner, Matt lifts the ladder, but Dax ROCKS Matt! Dax gets Nick to ROCKET LAUNCH him onto the ladder! Matt kicks Dax, runs, but Dax BACK DROPS Matt onto the ladder! The Bucks are both writhing, and Cash brings out TABLES!

The fans fire up as Cash props one table against railing, then stands the other up. Dax CHOPS Matt, fetches another ladder, but Matt drop toeholds Dax into steel steps! Dax crashes, taking a hit from the ladder, too! Nick PENALTY KICKS Cash from the apron! Cash flops onto the ladder, and now Matt lifts that one! Nick goes from the apron to CANNONBALL onto Cash and the ladder! Nick clutches his back, Matt shakes out his hands, but the Bucks still get the ladder in the ring. They stand it up, but Dax manages to get in the ring, too! Dax drags Nick down, CLUBS Matt’s legs and ROCKS him! But Nick CLUBS Dax!

The Bucks mug Dax, DECK him, and then Nick goes out to grab a chair. We’re now in TLC territory, and Dax is busted open! Matt shows it off to the fans before he ELBOWS Dax in the head. Nick SMACKS Dax with the chair! Matt has a chair now, he SMACKS Dax! The Bucks kick Dax around, then they bring him over to the shorter ladder. They put Dax inside the ladder, pressing it down on him, and Nick SMACKS away with the chair! Cash returns so Nick CHUCKS the ladder into his face! The fans boo but the Bucks soak up the heat. Dax sputters through the crimson mask as he crawls out of the ladder.

The fans boo as Nick leans the ladders in the corners. The Bucks double whip Dax hard into the ladder, and the ladder even falls onto Dax! The Bucks mug Cash now, and whip him hard into ladder! Cash bounces off and writhes around while a ref checks Dax’s wound. The Bucks soak up more heat, and Matt rains down fists on Dax’s bloody forehead! Nick goes out to bring out another table. He has an idea, so Matt joins in. They set a ladder bridge up between apron and timekeeper’s area. They mug Dax, bloody as he already is, and they double whip Dax into the bridge! Dax flounders and sputters, and the Bucks go to get Cash.

The Bucks double whip Cash, but he slides under! Cash RAMS the ladder into the Bucks, goes up onto the ladder, and he ASAI MOONSAULTS off it! Cash takes out The Bucks, and it seems FTR’s done away with the days of “No Flips, Just Fists.” Cash puts Matt on the ladder bridge, stands him up, but Nick trips Cash up! Cash falls into the rungs, right on his Revival! The Bucks then get on the ladder, sit Cash up, E V P TRIGGER!!! Cash flops out of the ladder, The Bucks soak up the heat, and they go back to the ring. Dax is there with a ladder but Matt kicks him low! Matt bumps Dax off buckles, then throws hands.

Dax flops into the ropes, Matt and Nick coordinate again. Matt moves the short ladder aside so he and Nick can bring Dax to the ropes. They double suplex, but Cash makes the save! FTR DOUBLE SUPLEX The Bucks! Cash rallies with haymakers, then whips! Cash gives Matt a back drop! Cash whips Nick but Nick reverses, but Cash ducks ‘n’ dodges! Nick leaps but into a POWERSLAM! Cash roars and the fans fire up! Cash gets the tall ladder and he stands that back up under the belts. Cash climbs, but Matt hurries after him! Matt YANKS Cash down, climbs up, but Cash Electric Chair Lifts! Dax is up top, STEINER BULLDOG!!

The fans cheer as Dax drags himself back up. Dax sputters, but he sees he’s the only one standing. Dax paces around, gets Matt’s legs, and he steps through! SHARPSHOOTER! Cash positions the ladder so that it pins Matt down! Cash climbs, but Nick SUPERKICKS Dax! Nick then hurries after Cash and throws hands! Cash falls off the ladder, but Dax is back to YANK Nick down, into a SLINGSHOT SITOUT POWERBOMB! But Matt SUPERKICKS Dax! Matt runs at Cash, Cash puts him on the apron! Cash runs to DIVE and send Matt down through table and railing!! Nick hurries after Dax, but Dax kicks low!

Dax reels Nick in, but Nick RANAS Dax down through a table!! Everyone is down around ringside, this is becoming a human demolition derby. Nick and Cash return in the ring, but Nick gets the short ladder to stand it up next to the other. Nick climbs both ladders and he throws hands on Cash! Cash hits back, but so does Nick! Matt and Dax are back somehow, and they go after each other, as well as after Cash and Nick! The four men brawl, grab for belts, and Cash falls! Dax DECKS Nick, but Matt SMACKS Dax off rungs! Matt reaches up but the belts are moving around! Dax shakes the ladder, pulls a shoe off, and then SHATTER MACHINE!!!

Nick crawls, he has a chair, and he JAMS Cash with it! And he JAMS Dax with it! Nick SMACKS Cash, SMACKS Cash again, then leaves him behind. Nick drags the short ladder to a corner, so he can SMACK Cash off the tall one! Nick then puts the tall ladder in another corner. Nick stomps Cash, climbs a corner to then climb the ladder, but Dax hurries up after him! Dax throws hands on Nick, Cash climbs the taller ladder! The fans fire up as we get a SUPER DUPER POWER, and a SUPER DUPER GLORY!! The fans are thunderous while all four men are down again! FTR regroup and they get the short ladder under the belts.

Dax intercepts Matt but Matt still fights around. Matt powers Dax into the ladder and tips it over! Cash HOTSHOTS off ropes, then Matt SUPERKICKS him! Matt TOSSES Dax out, but Dax trips Matt up! Dax SMACKS Matt off the ladder bridge! And again! Nick has Cash on a table! Nick goes up a corner, but Dax has Matt on the bridge! Nick 450 SPLASHES through the table!! But then Dax LADDER PILE DRIVERS!!! The bridge gives way, that’s bad for both men! The fans are losing their minds at this pure carnage! “This is Awesome!” as Nick and Dax each get out of the respective piles of wreckage. Dax gets in the ring first, and he brings a ladder around.

Dax climbs, but Nick springboards up to join him! Nick then SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMBS Dax down!! Dax is dazed while Nick goes to the ladder and climbs! But Cash is back! Cash drags Nick down, dodges a lariat, then clotheslines Nick up and out of the ring! Nick grazes a ladder that was sitting there on the apron, but he still stands back up. Cash builds speed, DIVES but through a table!! Nick avoids disaster but Cash crashes ‘n’ burns! The fans lose their minds again after seeing another human car crash! Nick drags himself back to the ring where Dax is getting a ladder up again. Dax drags himself up but Nick follows!

The fans chant “Please Be Careful!” and maybe they should’ve started with that. Nick and Dax throw hands, Nick grabs for a belt! Dax ROCKS Nick, Nick ROCKS Dax! Each man grabs for a belt, but then they throw hands again! Dax SMACKS Nick with a belt!! The fans are thunderous, but that’s because a man in a Sting mask jumps into the ring! The man SHOVES the ladder over! Security grabs him, unmasks him, and it’s JACK PERRY!!! The Scapegoat smiles and fans are losing their minds! Nick smiles, too, as he climbs the ladder, and brings down a belt! The Bucks win!!

Winners: The Young Bucks (NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions)

Jack Perry returns from NJPW, and even breaks the law, all to help Matthew & Nicholas!! The Bucks are the first THREE-TIME AEW World Tag Team Champions thanks to Jack, will the EVPs return the favor by bailing him out?

 

AEW World Championship: Samoa Joe VS Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana!

The One True King of Wrestling Television? Well, hard to argue with Samoa Joe considering he willingly gave up the ROH World Television Championship so that he could reach the highest heights. The Realest is taking aim at those same heights, and when you come for the king, you best not miss. Will Swerve hit the killshot on Joe? Or will there be no stopping Joe’s reign of terror?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who makes this their Dynasty!

The bell rings and the fans are fired up again as the two circle. “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” echo out, and the two tie up. Joe powers Swerve to a corner, grinds his forearms in, then lets off to say this is HIS house. The fans boo but Joe just smirks as he and Swerve reset. The two go again, Joe powers Swerve to another corner but Swerve turns it around. Swerve lets off slowly, but Joe and Swerve each take a testing kick. The two reset, feel things out, then Joe KNEES low! Swerve sputters as he drops to his knees, but Joe brings him up to CHOP! Swerve staggers to a corner, Joe storms up and whips him corner to corner.

Joe runs up but into a BOOT! Swerve goes up, leaps, but Joe steps aside. Except Swerve counted on that! Swerve lands on his feet, and DROPKICKS Joe down! The fans fire up as Swerve outsmarts Joe, then builds speed, to DIVE! But Joe catches Swerve to URENAGE onto the desk! Joe is furious, and he CHOPS Swerve right off the desk! Commentary moves aside so Joe can fetch Swerve, and Joe TOSSES Swerve back over the desk! Joe then storms around, and he starts pulling up floor mats! Swerve gets into the ring and the ref reprimands, but then Swerve FOSBURY FLOPS! Down goes Joe and the fans fire up!

Joe sits up, Swerve KICKS him around! Swerve then goes to the apron, runs up, but Joe blocks the boot to YANK Swerve into position! But Swerve pops free of the Muscle Buster! Swerve BOOTS, runs up, but into a POWERSLAM onto the concrete!! The fans lose their minds while Joe roars! Joe drags Swerve up, puts him in the ring, and the fans rally again with “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” Joe paces around Swerve as he sits up. Joe JABS and Swerve falls right over! Joe taunts Swerve, JABS and JABS and JABS again! Joe JABS, JABS, JABS and he sits Swerve down in the corner! The fans boo but Joe soaks it up.

Joe goes back to Swerve, drags him up, and then HEADBUTTS! Swerve wobbles, but he comes back to CHOP! And CHOP again! Nana coaches Swerve on as he CHOPS and fires hands! Joe SWATS and then LEG SWEEPS! Swerve falls on his face and clutches his nose! Joe looms over Swerve, drags him back up, and then CHOPS him on the back! And KICKS him in the front! Then runs to FLASH ELBOW! Cover, TWO! Swerve hangs in there and the fans rally up. Joe clamps onto Swerve with a neck wrench. Swerve endures as Joe tries to twist his head off. The fans continue to rally, Swerve fights around, but Joe throws him down!

Joe mockingly applauds so the fans boo. Joe chuckles, then he kicks Swerve. Swerve kicks from below, Joe kicks again, repeat! Joe then throws down a punch! Swerve goes to ropes, Joe CHOPS him! And CHOPS him! And CHOPS him again! ROLLING ELBOW! Joe snapmares Swerve, then drops a knee! Cover, TWO! Swerve shakes his head and the fans rally up but Joe keeps cool. Nana coaches Swerve, but Swerve can’t even stand. Joe makes Swerve stand so he can CHOP! Swerve CHOPS back! Joe CHOPS again! Swerve BOOTS! And CHOPS! And fires boxing elbows! Swerve runs, but into an ELBOW from Joe!

Swerve tumbles out of the ring, Joe goes out after him, and Joe throws body shots. Joe throws more hands, then clotheslines! Swerve ducks, Joe’s arm hits POST! Swerve gets in the ring, Joe hurries to the apron, but Swerve HOTSHOTS that bad arm! Swerve peels away the padding on the crossbar, and then gets Joe’s arm for a HANGING ARMBAR! Joe endures, the ref counts, and Swerve BOOTS Joe away. Swerve hurries in to KICK the arm! And then wrench it for an ARMBAR CODE BREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Joe toughs it out but Swerve keeps his cool. Nana continues to coach Swerve and he brings Joe up.

Swerve half nelsons but Joe elbows free! So Swerve ROCKS Joe in the back, then KICKS the legs! Swerve CLUBS the bad arm, waistlocks, and uses ropes to help in the GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Joe survives again but Swerve shakes his head. Joe rises, Swerve runs up to fire off fast hands! Swerve CHOPS, runs, but Joe catches him to a SLEEPER! Swerve drops to BOOT from below! Swerve then dodges Joe, goes up and around, SOMERSAULT COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO!! Swerve grows frustrated as Joe goes to a corner. The fans rally, Swerve storms up, but Joe CHOPS! Joe goes up, but Swerve throws body shots!

Swerve CHOPS, and CHOPS, and CHOPS again! Joe wobbles, Swerve climbs, and the fans fire up as Swerve CLUBS away on the bad arm! Swerve then hits a FLYING ARMBAR BULLDOG! Then he wraps on a SHORT ARM SCISSOR! Joe endures, but Swerve shifts! Joe holds off the armbar and powers through, but Swerve has the TRIANGLE HOLD! Joe deadlifts Swerve, to BUCKLE BOMB him! And then Joe brings Swerve up, tucks him in, MUSCLE BUSTER!! Cover, TWO!??! Joe is beside himself that Swerve survived his best shot! Joe storms out of the ring, Nana asks where he’s going, and Joe grabs his belt! Nana says Joe can’t just leave, but Joe scares him off!

Joe isn’t leaving, he gets in the ring with his belt! Only to get a HOUSE CALL!! Joe’s stuck in ropes and Swerve goes up! 450 SPLASH GUILLOTINE!! Then Swerve goes back up, Joe flounders around, into the KILL STOMPS!!! Cover, TWO!!! Now Joe survives Swerve’s best shot!! Swerve storms up, but Joe CLAWS at Swerve’s face! Nana protests, but Joe grabs the belt again! Nana tells the ref to watch out, but Swerve BOOTS Joe first! Swerve has the belt, but Joe ducks the shot! COQUINA CLUTCH!!! Joe has Swerve caught and Swerve flails! Joe’s bad hand is having a hard time holding on, and the fans rally for Swerve to keep fighting!

Swerve reaches out, pries at the bad hand, and sits up! Joe is losing his grip, and Swerve bends fingers! Swerve stands, wrangles and gets Joe down, then traps the other arm! Swerve stands on the bad arm, to SNAP it!! Joe writhes in agony and Swerve looks to the belt. It inspires him, motivates him, and Swerve says this is it! Swerve reloads and aims from a corner! HOUSE CALL!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Joe survives and Swerve can’t believe it! The fans are rallying, Nana tells Swerve he’s got this in the bag! Swerve climbs up a corner again, but his own body is hurting. Joe trips Swerve up! Joe CLUBS away on Swerve, brings him up to the top rope, and fireman’s carries!

Swerve CLUBS away on Joe! And he twists Joe’s nose! Swerve stares Joe right in the eyes, jumps, but Joe gets under! Swerve comes back to carry Joe out for a POWERBOMB!! And then Swerve goes back up, for the KILL STOMPS!!! Cover, SWERVE WINS!!!

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Champion)

St. Louis explodes with excitement! The Gateway City has become the gateway to history as The Realest finally has this championship! And the first African American AEW World Champion at that! The purple confetti and all sorts of pyro goes off as Swerve celebrates with the fans! Whose Dynasty? SWERVE’S DYNASTY! Long Live the NEW King of Wrestling Television, long may he reign!


My Thoughts:

An awesome event for the first-ever AEW Dynasty, especially with that main event. Awesome stuff from Swerve and Joe as always, and of course a great win and crowning moment for Swerve. He’s been MLW World Champion but no offense to MLW, Swerve has been waiting a long time for a world title of this level. He did great in NXT though never getting THE NXT Championship, it was unfortunate that Vince could not figure out a damn thing to do with Hit Row, and even Swerve’s early days in AEW were hit and miss. But Swerve never gave up, he won the fans over, and now he has his moment, I’m sure Dynamite this Wednesday will greet him with “You Deserve It!”

I did skip most of the Zero Hour stuff because it’s on YouTube for free, and because that’s just an extra hour AEW needs to really trim down. If AEW is going to be doing their own 12 PPVs a year, they gotta start streamlining things, realizing some things are better for TV like Collision or Rampage and only the most important stuff needs to be here. Though I will say, great to see Mike Sydal with Matt, and then Trent goes and destroys them both for the fun of it. Chuck Taylor made the save, Trent acts like Chuck’s the one in the wrong, can’t wait to see those guys have it out. And great stuff for Cassidy & Shibata as they won, I wonder if those two stick together as a tag team.

I did still cover the Trios title match because that’s some big stuff. That’s like the one match that was still PPV preshow worthy cuz it’s certainly important. I guessed right that Bullet Club Gold was winning, but I’m surprised they didn’t cheat. But hopefully they do what I was also thinking, Bang Bang Gang needs to be part of AEW programming like Collision but also part of ROH weekly programming because they are the trios champions of both promotions now and Tony Khan needs to remember that. ROH is prerecorded, sure, but just edit in a backstage segment from tonight into ROH this week so that at least they’re on the episode.

I didn’t expect the Continental Championship to open but it was an awesome match to start us off. I figured Okada would win, but I like the sneaky way he used the ref against Pac to do it. Then combined with The Bucks winning the tag titles, we have a new Golden Elite. That Ladder Match was a little scary, though, especially when it ended up following a scary moment to end Bryan VS Ospreay. Cash also didn’t really sell getting crotched on the ladder and taking an EVP as much as he should’ve. But then, with all the foreshadowing, of course Jack Perry returns to screw FTR over and help his new friends in The Bucks. Forbidden Door may not be until June but I’d love if Jack brings House of Torture around, we get a weird alliance of HOT and Elite going towards that PPV.

Speaking of that Bryan VS Ospreay match, that was an absolute epic, but I’m unsure what to make of the finish. Bryan’s faked bad neck and such before, so maybe he was acting here for story. Ospreay is happy he won but worried he overdid it with Bryan, that could be another thing that tears him away from the Don Callis Family. Meanwhile, great Six Man Tag of House of Black VS Edge, Briscoe & Eddie. They did a great job with the black mist spot leading to the finish, great win for House of Black and I would think this gives us Double or Nothing’s TNT Championship match, Edge VS Malakai.

Following House of Black with more House of Black was a natural move, and Willow VS Julia felt rather quick. There was rumors that Julia has been nursing an injury so they probably made this a quick win to spare her from getting any more beat up. But at the same time, of course it was going to be Willow VS Mone for Double or Nothing. They were teasing that things could still change in the next month, but I feel like if Julia had defenses along the way and didn’t lose, Willow can have defenses along the way and not lose. If Mone wins, Willow’s reign will be short, but if she gets two or three defenses in beforehand, the reign won’t look weak. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to look, we all have different opinions on what builds a reign.

On the flipside, AEW kinda fast-tracked us to title matches for Roddy VS Kyle and Hook VS Jericho. They didn’t have to shoehorn turns to then shoehorn more matches onto this card, but Tony Khan seems to have pacing problems. Roddy of course won in part thanks to Wardlow, and then unfortunately, Jericho won to prolong this feud. But y’know what? Kudos to Hook taking a baseball bat as the finish. A good detail in the International Championship was Cole frowning at Wardlow. Feels like with how Wardlow almost messed up his distraction, he’s on thin ice with Cole and any misstep will get him a superkick and then kicked out of the Kingdom.

Great Women’s World Championship match out of Toni Storm and Rosa, great looks from both their gear tonight. Storm of course had Mariah May there to help, but logical move for Deonna to go after Mariah. Storm retaining made some sense, she’s just too good as this character and the fans love her so much. I’m still sticking by my idea that Mina Shirakawa is gonna come around to this title because of her connection to Mariah and how Mariah will have to choose between her two mentors. Storm can retain the title but lose Mariah so that then Mariah and Storm battle for the belt, maybe at All In London 2024.

My Score: 9.2/10


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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?”


My Thoughts:

An awesome episode of Dynamite as the go-home to Double or Nothing. For one, that was a wild way to end the show. I should’ve figured Bryan would win against Satnam, and making it by disqualification technically protects Satnam’s first singles loss. Satnam did have a great showing otherwise. The Bucks had good promos with how they banned Darby from the arena all night, which naturally meant he was showing up at the end there. Great surprise that it was Tony Khan who got him there, and then that flamethrower gun was a wild move, too. Nick ended up with serious road rash from that table crash but I would think he’s okay. But unless The Elite turns things around on Saturday, the go-home math says The Elite wins Anarchy in the Arena.

Great opening tag match from Ospreay & Cassidy VS Trent & Roddy, and I like the subtle details of Callis wanting to help Cassidy more than Ospreay. Trent & Roddy win here because there’s a very good chance Ospreay takes the title and Cassidy gets revenge on Trent. Takeshita squashing Sydal so hard was a little surprising, but Moxley getting the better of Takeshita was not. As I’ve said on the other articles, Takeshita is surely getting a win off Moxley since it’s just a Title Eliminator, and there’s a very good chance we get Moxley VS Takeshita at Forbidden Door. As such, Moxley should definitely beat Evil at NJPW Dominion in early June.

Very good tag match from Storm & Mariah VS Saraya & Harley, with a great win for Storm & Mariah but then great ambush by Deeb. Deeb stands tall, so it feels like Storm wins at Double or Nothing, maybe with help from Mariah and Mina Shirakawa to get us towards mentor VS mentor for the heart and mind of Mariah. Really good stuff out of Bang Bang Gang and Death Triangle, but Bang Bang Gang needing a backstage promo to establish they aren’t just giving up a title match was redundant. Have them say all that from the stage so that it saves time. But given that we’re getting Penta & Fenix VS Gunns, I would think Death Triangle is earning that match. Who knows how the title match goes, but it seems like a shame if Pac loses another PPV title match.

Great match from Malakai VS Kyle, a lot more than I was expecting to get as the go-home. And then what a wild mind game move from Edge, that “blood” hit so fast and hard! Brood Edge is making his AEW debut, but I can’t be sure on the math. Malakai won a match but Edge basically stood tall with that blood prank. Great Triple Threat from Hook, Shibata & Keith, but I’m rather surprised by how they did the finish. Could just be coincidental, but it was a little too much like what we saw last night on NXT with a double pin finish to make a title match into another Triple Threat. Pretty sure Hook and Shibata are now going to cancel out and Jericho retains.

Great match from Swerve VS Nick Wayne, great win for Swerve, and great segue right into that attack and chase scene. Great return for Nana there, but Christian running away muddies the math. I don’t think Swerve is losing, so something must happen on Collision to turn things around in Christian’s favor.

My Score: 8.9/10


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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.

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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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