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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (5/11/24)

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OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Top Flight; Bryan & Claudio win.
  • Will Ospreay VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor Promotions; Ospreay wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Brian Cage & The Gates of Agony VS Evan Rivers & The Voros Twins; Cage & The Gates win.
  • Daniel Garcia VS KM; Garcia wins.
  • Dax Harwood w/ Cash Wheeler VS Tommy Billington; Dax wins.
  • Thunder Rosa VS Robyn Renegade; Rosa wins.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Adam “Edge” Copeland VS Kyle O’Reilly; Edge wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Top Flight!

After that scare at AEW Dynasty, The American Dragon is back in action! He and the Swiss Superman jump into the ring together, will they get another win together? Or will Darius & Dante Martin prove blood is thicker than the Blackpool Combat Club?

The teams sort out and Bryan starts against Darius. Rogers Arena fires up for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” as the bell rings, and the two circle. Bryan and Darius nod, tie up, and Bryan wrenches, hammerlocks, headlocks and hits the takeover. Darius headscissors, Bryan gets free, but Darius headlocks for the takeover. Bryan headscissors, Darius kips free, and the fans cheer the standoff. The two reset, knuckle lock, and go around. They go shoulder to shoulder, Bryan rolls back and wrenches to wrangle and arm-drag Darius! Darius kips up, wrenches and waistlocks to then spin Bryan for a cravat. Bryan pries at the hold, then shifts to a chinlock.

Darius fights up, powers up and out, but Bryan runs him over! Things speed up, Darius arm-drags! The fans cheer as Darius has Bryan with the cording hold. Bryan fights up, powers up and whips, but Darius runs him over! Things speed up again, Darius turns arm-drag into backslide, TWO! Bryan avoids the sweep, Darius ducks the roundhouse, and the fans cheer the new standoff. Darius and Bryan circle, tie up again, and Darius wrenches an arm. Darius CLUBS the arm, tags Dante, and Top Flight double wrench to DOUBLE CHOP! Darius snapmares, then holds Bryan for Dante to stomp! Cover, TWO!

Dante keeps on Bryan with a wrench and wristlock. Bryan rolls, bridges, and powers Dante back to the corner. Tag to Claudio, he UPPERCUTS Dante and the fans fire up! Claudio pushes Dante around, fires forearms, then whips. Dante ducks ‘n’ dodges and flips to RANA! Claudio tumbles around to a corner, Dante runs up and A-LIST LARIATS! Tag to Darius, he goes to suplex but Claudio blocks! Claudio goes to suplex but Dante saves Darius! Darius then snap suplexes Claudio, and Dante slingshot SENTONS! The fans cheer, Darius covers, TWO! Darius CHOPS Claudio, Claudio UPPERCUTS Darius! Claudio shakes out the stars then bumps Darius off buckles.

Claudio CHOPS, UPPERCUTS, JABS and repeat! The fans fire up and “WOO~,” then Claudio brings Darius around. Claudio hangs Darius out to dry, then tags Bryan. Bryan goes up to FLYING KNEE DROP! The fans fire up as Bryan turns Darius over and hooks up the legs! The fans cheer “YES! YES! YES!” as Bryan pulls Darius up, up and away! ROMERO SPECIAL! Darius endures, the fans cheer, and Bryan lets Darius down so he can tag Claudio. Claudio UPPERCUTS Darius down, covers, ONE!! Darius is toughing it out but Claudio UPPERCUTS! Darius throws body shots but Claudio ROCKS him! “This is Awesome!” as they go back and forth!

Darius fires the forearms over an dover, then runs up, but is sent into buckles! And then into the POST! Darius tumbles down to the apron, the steps and then the floor! Claudio has the fans all fired up while Collision goes picture in picture.

Darius crawls to the steps, Bryan tags in and storms over to get Darius in the ring. Bryan stands Darius up, wrenches the arm, and hits an ELBOW BREAKER! Darius drops to his knees while clutching the elbow, but Bryan brings him back up. Darius CHOPS, but Bryan eggs Darius on. Darius CHOPS again, and again, and again! Bryan still holds onto the arm to wrench and ELBOW BREAKER! Darius falls again, and Bryan stays between him and Dante. Bryan brings Darius up, wrenches and whips Darius to the corner, then CHOPS! Darius sputters, Bryan KICKS, then CHOPS! And KICKS! And CHOPS! Repeat! The ref counts but Bryan lets off to tag in Claudio.

Claudio ROCKS Darius with a forearm, fires off body shots, then UPPERCUTS Darius down! Claudio drags Darius up, then snapmares, but Darius springs up to DROPKICK Claudio down! Claudio sits up to shake out the stars, and he goes after Darius. Claudio grabs the legs, but Darius kicks at him. Claudio rolls Darius to his feet to then scoop and SLAM! Claudio runs and DOUBLE STOMPS! Tag to Bryan, he talks some trash, and he watches Darius sit up. Bryan gets the fans fired up, and he KICKS as Collision returns to single picture! And KICKS! And KICKS! “YES! YES! YES!” Darius stands to CHOP, so Bryan CHOPS!

The fans “WOO~” as both men go back and forth! Bryan puts Darius in a corner, CHOPS, then KICKS again and again and again! Bryan whips corner to corner, but runs into a BOOT! Bryan ROLLING ELBOWS but Darius WALL RUN KICKS him down! Both men crawl, the fans fire up, hot tags to Claudio and Dante! Dante fires off but Claudio hits back! Dante fires even more forearms, and he just doesn’t stop! The fans fire up and Dante whips, but Claudio reverses. Claudio runs in, Dante dodges to then go up and around and GAMANGIRI! Dante goes up and springboards to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!

Dante goes to ropes, Claudio runs up but Dante jumps up and over! Darius GAMANGIRIS Claudio in the ropes! Dante then JUMP KNEES, ducks ‘n’ dodges and DIVES onto Bryan! Dante box jumps to the apron, but avoids Claudio to GAMANGIRI! Dante goes up and up to MAMBA SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Claudio survives and shocks Dante! The fans rally, Dante goes to his corner but Bryan YANKS Darius down! Dante runs at Claudio, sunset flips, but Claudio rolls through, GIANT SWING!! The fans are thunderous as Dante goes around and around, all the way to TEN! Claudio then steps through, for the SHARPSHOOTER!

Dante endures, reaches out, crawls his way forward, but Claudio drags him away! Only for Darius to step-in FLATLINER! Bryan storms in to CHOP! Darius CHOPS back! They CHOP back and forth, “WOO~!” Darius ROCKS Claudio, CHOPS Bryan, repeat! But Claudio knees low, and BCC mugs Darius. They push him aside but Dante runs up! Dante gets under the double clothesline, then he helps Darius TORNADO DDT Claudio! Dante DECKS Bryan, then holds the way open so Darius can DIVE! Direct hit and both men hit railing! Dante goes up and up and NOSEDIVES!! Cover, TWO?!?

The fans are thunderous as Claudio survives! Fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this is just the opening match! Dante tags Darius, and Darius reels Claudio in. Dante goes up but Claudio fights the lift! Darius still tries, but Claudio back drops free! Dante leaps over Claudio, but Bryan runs in to BUSAIKU KNEE! Bryan has Darius but Darius CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Bryan ROUNDHOUSES, Claudio UPPERCUTS! Stack cover, BCC wins!

Winners: Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall

The American Dragon & Swiss Superman are all fired up now! But will Bryan be ready for some Anarchy in the Arena at Double or Nothing? Bryan gets a mic to tell Vancouver, British Columbia, “Hey! Let’s give a round of applause for Top Flight.” The fans cheer that. Bryan says that team, those two, that is what AEW is all about! And shortly after the match started, Bryan heard a chant that warmed his heart, and it was only three letters: “A E DUB! A E DUB!” The fans join in, and Bryan says his very first Anarchy in the Arena almost ended his career! But the reason he is willing to come back and forth this time is because he LOVES AEW!

The fans cheer again, and Claudio takes his leave so Bryan can continue. Bryan says the Young Bucks and The Elite, which the fans boo, are part of the foundation of AEW. But they no longer represent what AEW is anymore! Tony Khan has been at every single AEW show since its inception! Every Dynamite, every Rampage, every Collision, even ROH! And guess what? We’re here with 7,000! The Bucks wanna run this company when they’re not even here?! So you wanna know why Bryan’s willing to fight in a match that almost ended him? It’s one reason: He LOVES AEW! What it represents, and what it gives to the fans!

And Bryan will do anything, and he means anything, to protect AEW! The fans chant “YES! YES! YES!” but will the American Dragon be able to help Eddie Kingston & FTR tear down this corrupt new Elite?

 

Will Ospreay VS Lee Moriarty w/ Shane Taylor Promotions!

The Aerial Assassin will be facing Roderick Strong for the AEW International Championship at Double or Nothing, so he’s going to sharpen that blade until it’s time to strike. Will the #BillyGOAT be able to cut through #TAIGASTYLE on the way to Las Vegas? Or will Lee Moriarty prove that he should be the one going for the gold?

But of course, The Savior of the Backbreaker would have to join commentary for this match so he can keep a close eye on Ospreay. Roddy also brings The Kingdom, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett, but Ospreay tells Roddy to get a good look then from the desk. The bell rings, the fans rally up, and the two tie up. Ospreay waistlocks, throws Lee down, but Lee wrenches to facelock. Ospreay powers Lee to ropes, the ref counts, and Ospreay lets off. Roddy says such good sportsmanship. The two tie up, Lee wrenches to wristlock, but Ospreay rolls. Lee wrangles Ospreay down, grinds the wristlock, but Ospreay fights up to his feet.

Ospreay chinbars but Lee wrangles him again. The fans sing for Ospreay but Lee mockingly claps along with Ospreay’s hand. Ospreay gets up, steps over and headlocks, but Lee wrenches out to wrangle Ospreay. Ospreay headscissors, Lee kips free, but then Ospreay hits the takeover. Lee headscissors, Ospreay kips free, and Lee avoids the buzzsaw! The fans fire up with Ospreay as Lee knows how close that was. Ospreay and Lee reset, feel things out, and knuckle lock. They go shoulder to shoulder, the fans rally, and Lee rolls back to put pressure on the knuckles! Ospreay endures, turns things, and he flips Lee up and over!

Lee tripos Ospreay, Ospreay bridges, and stays up even as Lee jumps on him! Ospreay turns things around to MONKEY FLIP Lee! But Lee MONKEY FLIPS back! Then Lee turns Monkey Flip into an ARM SNAPPER! Ospreay clutches the elbow but Lee whips. Ospreay ducks ‘n ‘dodges to RANA! Lee tumbles out of the ring and the fans fire up! Ospreay gets fans to chant “OI! OI! OI!” Ospreay builds speed, Roddy says you can’t take this long against Roddy, but Ospreay still PLANCHAS! Down goes Lee and everyone is fired up as Collision goes picture in picture.

Roddy & The Kingdom taunt Ospreay, he tells them to settle down, then he goes back for Lee. Ospreay puts Lee in the ring, aims from the apron, but he also has to worry about Shaney T! Ospreay springboards, Lee gets under, then Lee throat chops! And BUCKLE SHOTS! Ospreay falls back and Lee mockingly claps. Lee stomps Ospreay at the ropes, scrapes him out of the ring, then argues with the ref. This allows Shane to RAM Ospreay into the LED barriers! Shane stomps Ospreay, the fans protest, but Shane puts Ospreay back in. Lee covers, TWO! Lee stomps Ospreay around, and has him in a corner.

Lee whips corner to corner, runs in and clotheslines! Then he CHOPS! Ospreay drops to his knee, Lee mocks the United Empire’s crown, then he HALF HATCHES Ospreay! Cover, TWO! Ospreay stays in this but Lee stays on him. Lee has the armlock and chinbar and he grinds Ospreay down. Ospreay fights up, fights with body shots, but Lee CLUBS him on the neck! Lee puts Ospreay in a corner, digs elbows into Ospreay’s head, but lets off as the ref counts. Lee brings Ospreay around to cravat and neck wrench as Collision returns to single picture. Ospreay endures, throws body shots, and then ROCKS Lee with forearms!

Lee headlocks, Ospreay powers up but Lee cravats to snapmare and NECK TWIST! Roddy likes that and asks how “Billy Boy” feels. Lee drags Ospreay up, cravats again, but Ospreay breaks free to ROCK Lee again! Lee kicks low, whips, but Ospreay handsprings to NEURALIZER! The fans fire up as both men are down! Roddy admits, that was impressive. The fans rally as Ospreay kips up! Ospreay runs up to fire off haymakers and then whips. Ospreay back drops Lee high and hard! The fans are thunderous as Ospreay goes corner to corner, and BOOTS! Ospreay pushes Lee down, goes out and gets Vancouver all fired up!

Ospreay springboards, PIP PIP CHEERIO! Cover, TWO! Lee survives but Ospreay just brings Lee up. Ospreay kicks, then Kawada Kicks! Ospreay underhooks, and Roddy dares the “fraud” to use the Storm Driver! Ospreay gives more Kawada kicks, but Lee blocks the chop! Lee SNAPS fingers, then reels Ospreay in! FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Ospreay survives and Roddy says hesitating like that against Roddy means you lose. Lee drags Ospreay up, reels him back in, but Ospreay fights the suplex to wrench out. Lee blocks the haymaker, has the fingers, but Ospreay breaks free to ROCK Lee! Lee ENZIGIRIS back!

Lee runs to the corner to clothesline! Lee puts Ospreay up top, but Ospreay slips out and tucks Lee in! CHEEKY NANDOS! Then torture rack to TOWER HACKER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Roddy asks now what!? Ospreay fires up, the fans fire up with him, but Shane blocks the way! The fans boo but Ospreay SUPERKICKS Shane! But Lee swings! Ospreay dodges to HOOK KICK! And now OSCUT- SLAM!! Lee then has the arm! BORDER CITY STRETCH!! Roddy shouts for Ospreay to tap like the coward he is! But Ospreay rolls and rolls, cradles, TWO!! Lee escapes, but Ospreay dodges him, goes to the corner and comes back, HIDDEN BLADE!!

Ospreay hauls Lee up, underhooks, thinks about it… And he Canadian Racks! STORMBREAKER!! Ospreay covers, Ospreay wins!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall

Ospreay stares Roddy down, letting him know that his arsenal is still deep, even without the Storm Driver. Roddy says he still has no chance, and then Shane gets in the ring! Shane CLOBBERS Ospreay, stomps away on him, and the fans boo! Shane gets Ospreay up for the KNOCKOUT SHOT!! Ospreay is down, The Undisputed Kingdom gets in, and they kick Ospreay around. Shane lets them pic the bones and hold their belts up high. Is Roddy going to make sure the International Championship stays Undisputed?

 

Mercedes Mone was at Fenway Park.

The CEO threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Boston Red Sox, and it was a great one! She also got to meet Big Papi and watch the game with all the fans, but will she be ready to get down to business next week for the TBS Championship contract signing?

 

Six Man Tag: Brian Cage & The Gates of Agony VS Evan Rivers & The Voros Twins!

Mogul Embassy no more, The Machine, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona have gone rogue! They were convinced by The Young Bucks and Christian Cage to betray Swerve Strickland, will they prove they never needed Swerve’s House in the first place?

The bell rings and Cage starts against Evan. Evan runs up, but into a FLAPJACK! Cage SUPERKICKS Evan, brings him around, and GERMAN SUPLEXES him! The Gates then get in to BLAST the Voros Twins! Kaun TOSSES one brother in, to LARIAT him down! Then Alabama lift for the ALABAMA SLAM! The other twin gets in, only for Liona to SPINEBUSTER! Cage hauls Evan back up to short arm LARIAT! Liona CHOKES and dribbles Evan, then he and Kaun mug him! And then ROCK-A-BYE BOMB!! Cover, Cage & The Gates win!

Winners: Brian Cage & The Gates of Agony, by pinfall

Dominant as ever, these three behemoths are back on top! Tony Schiavone carefully gets into the ring with them, Kaun having Liona stay back. Cage says say what you want, Schiavone. Schiavone asks why in the world these three attacked their leader, Swerve Strickland. The fans chant “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” but Cage says it ain’t Swerve’s House anymore! What’s the matter, Schiavone? You just stupid? They already explained all this! But for everyone who’s a little slow, Cage will get to the point: Swerve is selfish! He and Nana both! All they ever did was take and take and take, then left these three high and dry, until you needed them for something.

That’s not the kind of leadership and guidance these three were looking for. What they’re looking for is something more like the guidance of the new AEW product, of the new showrunners, our Elite EVPs, Matthew & Nicholas Jackson! But then SWERVE is here!! The fans fire up while Cage storms out to the ramp. But The Realest is smarter than that, and he gets Kaun with a chain!! Swerve drags Kaun out, then DUMPS Liona out! Cage returns, but Swerve BOOTS him, slingshots and somersaults, but into a suplex! Swerve slips free to GERMAN SUPLEX! The fans fire up with Swerve, and he gives Cage a HOUSE CALL!!

The Gates and Cage are on the outside, but Swerve still FLYING KILL STOMPS Liona!! Swerve then aims to BOOT Kaun! And then KILL STOMPS to the floor! The fans fire up as Swerve drags Kaun up and over to the steps. Swerve uses his chain to wrap Kaun up at the corner! Swerve practically leashes Kaun, then says he’s coming for everything! But Liona POUNCES Swerve down! Liona brings steel steps over, and he tells Prince Nana this is all his fault! Liona gets some space, runs in, but Swerve CLOBBERS Liona with a cinder block!! The former Embassy should’ve remembered that one!

Swerve drags Liona around, gets a chair, scares Cage off, and then brings those steps over. Swerve drags Liona up, puts him on the steps, and in a message also to Christian Cage, FULL METAL CON-CHAIR-TO!!! Swerve has slayed the beast and the fans tell him he’s sick! But will he have to go back to those old vicious ways if he’s to destroy The Patriarchy?

 

Swerve speaks backstage.

Collision returns as the AEW World Champion chuckles. He says he tried to be the company guy, to be what he thought AEW needed, the face of the company, all that. But some are saying that ever since winning the world title, he’s gone soft, he isn’t the Swerve that got him here in the first place. Those people are taking advantage of Swerve. Christian Cage & The Patriarch, and then the EVPs, and now his own freakin’ people! Embassy, he brought you into this world, so he had to take you out. The only one left is Brian Cage. So this Wednesday, on Dynamite, in his home state of Washington, Brian gets his shot at the AEW World Champion.

So you all know how it goes. Welcome to whose house? “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The Machine is on Swerve’s hit list, will he be an example to Captain Charisma?

 

Daniel Garcia VS KM!

The Dragonslayer has been fighting as he’s been searching for opportunities. Will he be able to earn his way to what he’s been seeking? Or will big Kevin Matthews be a big obstacle on that journey?

The bell rings, the two tie up, and KM uses his size to put Garcia in a corner. KM lets off, but knees low! KM throws big forearms, then eggs Garcia on. Garcia fires off forearms in return! Garcia then reels KM in, but KM’s too big for a saido! KM CLUBS Garcia, then short arm LARIATS! KM mocks Garcia’s dance, because he better not actually be trying… KM whips Garcia hard into the corner, then taunts him. KM drags Garcia up, the fans rally for Garcia, and Garcia fights off the bump! Garcia fires haymakers on KM, then backs him to a corner! Garcia stomps a mudhole and the fans fire up! The ref counts, Garcia lets off, but then he drags KM back up.

Garcia whips, KM reverses and runs in, but Garcia dodges the elbow! Garcia goes up to rain down fists! The fans count along all the way to nine, and Garcia DANCES on KM’s face! Garcia lets off while the fans cheer, and KM staggers around. Garcia storms up, reels him in, and SAIDOS!! The fans fire up again as Garcia storms up, reels KM in, DRAGON SLEEPER! KM taps, Garcia wins!

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by submission

KM had big attitude but that only cost him big! Will Garcia finally have the title match he wants as we approach Double or Nothing?

 

Dax Harwood w/ Cash Wheeler VS Tommy Billington!

While FTR is getting ready for Anarchy in the Arena, Dax the Ax could not pass up the chance to face the nephew of the OG Dynamite Kid! While it is an honor, will Dax not go easy on young Tommy? Will Tommy do his family proud by making it through this Collision?

The bell rings and the two stare down. The fans rally as the two circle and feel things out. They tie up, go around, and go along the ropes. They end up in a corner, the ref counts, and Tommy lets off. The fans rally up as the two go again, and Tommy arm-drags fast! The fans applaud while Dax and Tommy reset again. They tie up, Tommy wrenches to wristlock, but Dax rolls, spins, slips through and wrenches back. Dax headlocks for the takeover and the fans cheer the technical exchange. Tommy keeps his shoulders up, fights to his feet, and powers out. Dax runs Tommy over, covers, ONE as Tommy bridges!

Tommy kips up, HEADBUTTS, and HEADBUTTS again! Dax HEADBUTTS back! Dax wrenches, wristlocks, but Tommy spins and arm-drags, only for Dax to bring Tommy down with him! Dax hammerlock, the fans applaud the technical exchange, and Tommy fights up. Tommy MONKEY FLIPS Dax, but Dax drags Tommy back down! Dax hammerlocks again, but Tommy stands, rolls, and kips up to then handspring and slip through! Tommy headlocks, Dax powers out, they RAM shoulders! And RAM shoulders! And RAM shoulders again! Tommy doesn’t stop, Dax drops but Tommy runs him over!

The fans fire up while Dax bails out and regroups with Cash. Tommy goes up and up but stops as Dax backs away! The fans cheer as Dax cools off and paces. Dax goes up the steps, steps into the ring, and he resets with Tommy. They tie up, Dax headlocks, but Tommy powers up and out. Dax runs Tommy over, keeps going, but Tommy drops to hurdle. Tommy runs but Dax CLOBBERS him! The fans fire up while Dax paces. Dax drags Tommy up, CHOPS, and then brings him back around. Dax CHOPS, shakes out his hand from hitting so hard, and then puts Tommy in a corner. Tommy kicks back, HEADBUTTS and CHOPS!

Tommy whips, Dax reverses to wrench and LARIAT! Dax shakes out the arm, which is bandaged up, but he still snap suplexes! Leg drop! Cover, TWO! Dax whips Tommy, Tommy hurdles, then he SHOTGUNS! Dax goes to ropes, Tommy runs up, and he CROSSBODIES Dax and himself out to the floor! The fans fire up, Cash checks Dax, and Collision goes picture in picture!

Dax and Tommy stir, and Tommy sits up first. The ring count is climbing as Tommy and Dax crawl over. They both stand at 5, then they slide in at 7! The fans cheer, Cash coaches Dax, and Dax storms up on Tommy in a corner. But Tommy turns things around to fire fast hands and a CHOP! Tommy ROCKS Dax, CHOPS him, but Dax CHOPS Tommy down! Dax shakes his head, paces around, then brings Tommy up to snapmare. Dax clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Tommy down. Tommy endures, fights up, and he throws elbows! Tommy runs, but Dax clamps on for a SLEEPER! Tommy flails, but he drops to his knees!

The ref checks Tommy, Tommy gets a second wind, and he fires body shots! But Dax CHOPS! Dax stomps Tommy down, then drags him back up. Dax headlocks, but Tommy hits a BIG back suplex! Dax flounders out of the ring, and Collision returns to single picture as Tommy climbs the corner! SUPER CROSSBODY! Down goes Dax and the fans fire up! Tommy hurries to put Dax in the ring, then he goes up the corner! The fans chant for “DY-NA-MITE!” as Tommy MISSILE DROPKICKS! The fans fire up more, Tommy whips and CLOBBERS Dax! Tommy hauls Dax up to snap suplex! Tommy goes up a corner and the fans fire up again! MACHO ELBOW! Cover, TWO!!

Dax survives, Cash pounds the mat, and the fans rally up. Tommy brings Dax up, but Dax fights the waistlock with elbows! Dax reels Tommy in, puts him up top, and then CHOPS! Dax climbs up, but Tommy HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS! And HEADBUTTS again! Tommy fires HEADBUTT after HEADBUTT, then DECKS Dax! Dax flounders in the drop zone, Tommy adjusts, and the fans fire up, only for Dax to ROCK Tommy first! Dax goes to the very top, to SUPER DUPER PLEX!! Both men are down again and the fans are thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as the standing count climbs to 5 of 10.

Dax goes to the apron, then goes up a corner! Tommy goes to ropes so Dax hops down. Dax GERMAN SUPLEXES! Then GERMAN SUPLEXES! Tommy elbows and switches, to GERMAN SUPLEX! And GERMAN SUPLEX! Tommy drags Dax up again, but Dax fights with elbows of his own! Dax CHOPS, whips, but Tommy goes up and around and rolls up! Dax rolls through, catches the arm, DRAGON SUPLEX! The fans fire up while both men are down again! The standing count returns, Dax sits up at 5 and Tommy follows at 6. They stand, Dax reels Tommy in, but Tommy fights the lift! Dax CHOPS and Tommy sputters.

Dax tries again but Tommy turns lift into cradle, TWO!!! Dax escapes by a narrow margin, but Tommy jumps on, O’Conner into OWEN HART CLUTCH! TWO!! Dax runs up, but into a BOOT! Tommy goes up and hops onto Dax, but Dax spins him around! SLINGSHOT POWERBOMB!! Cover, Dax wins!

Winner: Dax Harwood, by pinfall

Tommy truly put up a fight worthy of his family’s legacy, but Dax stands tall on behalf of the #TopGuys! Dax does show respect to Tommy with a fist bump. Will Tommy Billington one day be All Elite? Will FTR be more than ready for Anarchy in the Arena in just two weeks?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Wednesday Night Dynamite!

The Don Callis Family is looking for payback given the injury Will Hobbs suffered in his IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match against Jon Moxley. Moxley is defending said title in California as part of NJPW Resurgence, but he’ll be back with AEW this Wednesday, teaming alongside Bryan Danielson against Kyle Fletcher & Jeff Cobb! It’s a United Empire reunion, will the Imperial Unit help the Aussie Arrow avenge The Powerhouse?

 

The Elite speak.

It was after the show went off the air on Wednesday that Matthew, Nicholas, The Rainmaker and Jack Perry regrouped backstage. Kazuchika Okada told Dax that he wants a match with Dax for Dynamite! The EVPs said it’s official then. And Jack says that last year, at Double or Nothing, he was in the Four Pillars Fatal 4, and he had never been so miserable. But this year, he still gets a black eye from Kenny Omega, has all these b*tches pulling his hair, and yet he’s never felt so alive. This year, he’s not a pillar but the cornerstone of this! And at Anarchy in the Arena, he cannot wait! “All of you are dead!”

The EVPs say didn’t you see what they did just last year in Vegas in that same match? Oh hey, look who it is! Christopher Daniels walks by and the Bucks stop him. They ask him what was up with him getting in the middle of their business! He’s doing his job? The job they hired him to do? How much money has he made these past five years? You’re welcome! How about Daniels stays back with the headset- Daniels explodes on Matt! Who does Matt think he’s talking to? After all they’ve been through, they just think Daniels is their lackey? He’s been here since day one because he EARNED this job! He put his own in-ring career aside to make AEW the best it could be!

And most of all, Daniels was their friend when being their friend was the hardest job of all. So if they ever talk to him like that, he’ll beat their asses! Daniels shoves Matt and storms off, leaving the Bucks speechless.

Christopher Daniels speaks.

Now live in the present, Daniels says, “I’ll never enjoy my success so much that I forget the sacrifices it took to get there. But Matt & Nick, you seem to have forgotten where you come from.” Daniels has had this AEW All Access pass from day one, when it all happened. The Bucks, SCU, Tony Khan & Kenny Omega–y’know, two guys The Bucks put on the shelf–were there, doing the work to make AEW the best wrestling company on the planet. Five years later, they’re set to reap the benefits, but The Bucks want to make it about themselves! Daniels won’t let that happen.

This past Wednesday, The Bucks tried to start a riot in the ring, but Daniels did his job to keep the peace. And yet, The Bucks go and talk down to him? Like he’s a servant? Like he’s less than? Well Matt & Nick, you found out he won’t just cower when they speak and now their feelings are hurt. So now as a form of punishment, Daniels has to get a tag partner and meet The Bucks in a match? Well okay. Then Matt Sydal, the original high-flyer, the Zen Assassin, is an easy choice. They’ve held championships together before, and they know what it takes. But Daniels says that this pass won’t be in play, his heart will!

The title of EVP won’t matter in that match, either! And as far as punishment, yeah, someone is getting punished. But not who The Bucks think. Will Matt & Nick be humbled for once? Or will they abuse their power and grow their egos instead?

 

FTR speaks.

Collision returns as the #TopGuys are backstage, and Dax says he’s been doing this 20 years. And in those 20 years, he’s never fought in a match as brutal or dangerous as Anarchy in the Arena. And apparently, the only two guys around here that make both shows (Dynamite and Collision) are the workhorses of AEW. That’s okay with him, too, because that’s what he gets paid for. But this Wednesday, following this great match tonight against Tommy Billington, now Dax must fight a man who may be the greatest of all time in Kazuchika Okada. A first-time-ever match. This ain’t no pattycake NJPW “Young Boy” crap either. This is pro-wrestling! This is AEW, where the best wrestle.

And Dax promises Okada that come Dynamite, Okada ain’t ever fought someone like Dax. #TopGuysOut. Will the Ax fire the first shot by taking down The Rainmaker? Or will be be the one taken down by The Rainmaker?

 

Thunder Rosa VS Robyn Renegade!

La Mera Mera wants to tear into The Virtuosa, but she’ll just have to wait a moment for that. Will she send a message to Deonna Purrazzo through this match? Or will this Renegade send a message of her own to all of AEW?

The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Rosa puts Robyn on ropes. Robyn turns things around, they go around more, and the fans rally for Rosa as she arm-drags. Robyn holds onto the collar ‘n’ elbow to return that arm-drag, but Rosa also holds on. Robyn uses her height to put Rosa in a corner, but Rosa powers Robyn all the way to the other corner! Robyn turns things around again, but Rosa goes up the corner. Robyn lets off, pats Rosa on the shoulders, then mocks her. But Rosa BOOTS Robyn down! Rosa then leaps over, arm-drags Robyn around, then DROPKICKS her down! The fans fire up with Rosa and she storms back up on Robyn.

Rosa puts Robyn on the ropes to CHOP! The fans cheer, and Rosa CHOPS again! Rosa brings Robyn around but Robyn puts Rosa on ropes, to DOUBLE CHOP! Robyn CHOPS again, then brings Rosa around to whip. Rosa reverses, Robyn reverses, but Rosa reverses again! Robyn ends up on the apron, Rosa ROUNDHOUSES her down! Rosa then builds speed, but has to stop the dive as Robyn ducks! Robyn BOOTS Rosa into barriers! Robyn soaks up heat, the fans boo, but Robyn talks trash as Collision goes picture in picture.

Robyn puts Rosa in the ring, storms in after her, and covers, TWO! Robyn is annoyed, but she stalks Rosa. Robyn slaps Rosa, Rosa throws body shots, but Robyn CLUBS Rosa onto ropes! Robyn CHOKES Rosa, bends her against ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. Robyn whips and ELBOWS Rosa down! Robyn flexes, tosses her hair, then soaks up the heat. Robyn then wraps on a chinlock and she squeezes tight. Rosa endures, even as Robyn leans on her. Rosa pushes back to make it a cover, TWO! Rosa has the SEATED SURFBOARD! Rosa rocks and rocks and brings Robyn up into the ROCKING HORSE! Robyn endures so Rosa SLAMS her down! Cover, TWO!

Rosa drags Robyn into a chinlock, and then traps the arms for a CAMEL CLUTCH! Robyn endures, fights free, throws some elbows, but Rosa CLUBS her down. Rosa drags Robyn up, Robyn fires body shots and DOUBLE CHOPS! Rosa staggers to a corner, Robyn storms up and stands her up. Robyn CHOPS, then drags Rosa out to snapmare. Robyn chinlocks and she grinds Rosa down. Rosa fights up, throws body shots, but Robyn knees low. Collision returns to single picture as Robyn whips Rosa to a corner. Robyn runs up, blocks boots, puts Rosa in the ropes, but Rosa slips free. Robyn avoids Rosa’s shoulder to KNEE her first!

Robyn runs side to side to JUMP STOMP Rosa down! Cover, TWO! Rosa is still in this and Robyn grows frustrated. Robyn drags Rosa up, clinches, but Rosa fights free to CLUB Robyn down! Robyn staggers, Rosa runs up and LARIATS! And LARIATS again! Then a CODE BREAKER! The fans rally, Rosa has Robyn on ropes and runs in to DROPKICK! Rosa nods and hopes Deonna saw that one. Cover, TWO! Robyn survives but Rosa brings her up. Rosa scrapes laces on Robyn’s face, then talks some trash. Rosa drags Robyn up, wrenches, and RAMS her! Then wrenches to RAM her again! Rosa steps over, Robyn uses that to pump handle! BITTER END!

Rosa flounders away but Robyn pursues. Rosa kicks Robyn away, but Robyn comes back to stomp her! The fans boo but Robyn soaks it up. Robyn goes up the corner, to MOONSAULT FLOP! Rosa DOUBLE STOMPS Robyn, then puts her in the COBRA CLUTCH STRETCH!! Robyn taps, Rosa wins!

Winner: Thunder Rosa, by submission

La Mera Mera shows she can tough it out and tap someone out! She says she is the one who brings the best out of this division! Deonna can go all Jersey if she wants, but Rosa will go Mexicana on her! When and where will Rosa get her revenge on The Virtuosa?

 

Backstage interview with Johnny TV & Taya Valkyrie.

Lexy Nair is with Mr. & Mrs. TV Ready and says they asked for this time, so what do they want to say? Taya thanks Lexy and says they are so excited to be here in Vancouver for the first time with AEW. But what was that game yesterday? Ew. Johnny says it only made him realize that this town is full of Van-LOSERS! Get it? These two are in AEW because this is where the best wrestle! That is why Johnny wants a fight with The Bastard, Pac! And Johnny will do what no one else can, and that’s beat Pac! Then Mr. & Mrs. TV make out… Johnny Loves Taya, but will he hate The Bastard after facing him 1v1?

 

Hook speaks.

“Chris Jericho. When you first made the offer to advise me, to stand by my side, I had my hesitations. I said to you, ‘Chris, I know who you are.’ So the way everything’s gone down recently, yeah, it’s pissed me off. The things you’ve done have pissed me off, Jericho. But none of this surprised me. And you said to me, ‘Hook, I know who you can be.’ Jericho, you don’t know who or what I can be. But I can’t wait to show you.” The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil is on his way back, will he chop The Learning Tree down with his own two hands?

 

AEW TNT Championship: Adam “Edge” Copeland VS Kyle O’Reilly!

The Rated R Superstar has been running through the walls of the House of Black, but he needed help fighting them off. In stepped #CombatKyle, and that was very much appreciated. However, Kyle couldn’t help but ask this favor, given AEW is now in his hometown. Will Kyle make the most of this ultimate opportunity? Or will the Cope Open continue on through this Collision?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who wins a Canadian dream match!

The bell rings and the fans fire up already. Edge smiles as he and Kyle circle. The two shake hands, then tie up. They’re in a deadlock, then break, and “This is Awesome!” Kyle and Edge go again, Kyle waistlocks, but Edge pries free to wrench. They go around, Edge double wristlocks but Kyle puts him on ropes. The ref counts, Kyle lets off clean, and the fans cheer. Kyle and Edge reset, tie up, and Edge headlocks. The fans rally for Kyle as he powers up and wrenches the hold open. Edge fights the top wristlock to get the double wristlock back, but Kyle wrenches through to facelock. Kyle then waistlocks, headlocks, and grinds the hold.

Edge powers up and out, but Kyle goes up and over to headlock for the takeover! The fans cheer, but Edge fights up to his feet. Edge throws body shots, powers out, but Kyle goes up. Edge stays back, but Kyle avoids the arm-drag! Kyle hits the headlock takeover and the fans cheer. Edge keeps his shoulders up, fights to get the headscissors, but Kyle shrugs that off. Edge stands, powers up and out, but Kyle holds ropes. Edge runs up but Kyle puts him on the apron! Edge throws in a shoulder but Kyle catches him for a headlock! Kyle drags Edge into the ring but Edge powers up, only for Kyle to hit the takeover again!

The fans cheer again as Kyle grinds the headlock. Edge fights up, Kyle wrenches and KNEES the arm! Kyle wrangles Edge to hammerlock the arm and then he KNEES the arm! And ELBOWS Edge in the ribs! And ELBOWS and KNEES the other side! Kyle runs to SLIDING KNEE! The fans fire up again while Kyle storms up on Edge in a corner. Kyle whips, Edge reverses and Kyle hits buckles hard! Kyle falls back but Edge is also down and the fans rally up. Edge gets up to kick Kyle to ropes, then brings him around, for a GUTBUSTER! Kyle sputters again, but Edge also has to catch his breath a bit.

Edge drags Kyle up, whips Kyle to a corner hard again, and Kyle again falls back! Edge storms up to KNEE Kyle in the side! Edge CLUBS Kyle, CLUBS him again, then drags Kyle up. Edge shoves and RAMS into Kyle’s stomach! Kyle staggers, Edge shoves and RAMS Kyle again! Kyle staggers, Edge shoves again, but Kyle catches him for a facelock! Only for Edge to hang Kyle out to dry! Edge runs to BLAST Kyle off the apron! Kyle hits the floor, the fans are torn, but Collision goes picture in picture.

Edge catches his breath while Kyle is down on the outside. The ring count starts, passes 5 of 10, but Kyle gets up at 7. Kyle stands at the apron but Edge WRECKS him with a dropkick! Edge goes out after Kyle, brings him up, and puts him back in the ring. Edge then drags Kyle to a corner and bends him against the post! The ref counts, Edge lets off at 4, but then shakes out the arms before rolling into the ring. Edge storms over to Kyle, brings him up and snapmares him down. Edge wraps on body scissors and squeezes tight! Kyle endures, reaches out, then works to undo the hold. Kyle throws some elbows but Edge chinbars in return!

The ref checks shoulders, Kyle keeps his up and fights around. Kyle spins through the scissors to rain down forearms! Kyle then stands to headlock, only for Edge to hit a BIG back suplex! Both men are down again while the fans rally up. Edge rises first, goes to the apron, then goes to a corner. Edge climbs, Collision returns to single picture, but Kyle ROCKS him first! Kyle ROCKS Edge again, climbs up, and Kyle brings Edge up. Edge fights the superplex and throws body shots! Edge HEADBUTTS Kyle down, adjusts, and MACHO ELBOWS into an ARMBAR!! Kyle has Edge’s arm caught, but Edge fights to roll back!

Edge gets his arm free to HAMMER away on Kyle’s back! Then he clamps on a CROSSFACE!! Kyle endures, fights around, reaches out, but Edge pulls back! Kyle still gets a foot around for the ROPEBREAK! The fans fire up as both men rise again. Edge has Kyle on the ropes, brings him around, but Kyle YANKS the arm! Edge ROCKS Kyle, ROCKS him again, but Kyle KNEES low! Kyle reels Edge in but Edge suplexes for a GUTBUSTER! Kyle staggers, but yoyos back to LARIAT!! The fans are thunderous while both men are down! Kyle stands, he blocks Edge’s boot, KICKS then fires off knee after knee! Then another KICK! A CHOP! And a KNEE!

Edge blocks a kick, but Kyle blocks the haymaker to SWEEP the leg! Edge goes to a corner, Kyle runs in to forearm SMASH! Kyle whips corner to corner but Edge reverses. Kyle reverses again to forearm SMASH again! Kyle wrenches, ELBOW BREAKER, BIG back suplex, into a HEEL HOOK!! Edge flails, reaches out, kicks at Kyle, but Kyle pulls on the hold! Edge still fights and reaches out, ROPEBREAK!! The fans can’t believe it but Edge saves himself by fingertips. Kyle lets Edge go, both men rise up, and Kyle runs back in to KICK the legs out! Edge flounders, Kyle runs back up to KICK the leg out again!

Edge flops to the apron, Kyle goes out after him, and the fans fire up again! Kyle wrenches to WRING the arm into the apron! Edge writhes and flounders back into the ring, but Kyle goes up a corner. Kyle aims, to KING KONG KNEE DROP!! Cover, TWO!!! Edge survives, but Kyle has the DISARMER!! Edge endures the mounted armbar, powers up, rolls, but Kyle wrenches! ELBOW BREAKER! EDGE-O-MATIC! Both men are down again and the fans are thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as both men stir. Both men rise, and Edge fires a forearm! Kyle fires one back! The forearms go back and forth, and the fans are strongly behind Kyle!

Kyle gets the edge, then fires off knees, fast strikes, and roars! Kyle runs, but into a BOOT! Edge runs, into a BOOT! Edge rebounds to RAM Kyle, but Kyle yoyos! Edge runs in, but Kyle jumps the spear! O’Conner Roll, TWO!! REAR NAKED CHOKE!! Kyle endures, fights, pries at the arms but Edge just switches into a JUST FACELOCK!! Kyle rolls that to get the ARMBAR!!! Edge reaches for ropes, powers up, stacks Kyle, TWO! Edge STOMPS Kyle in the gut! Edge STOMPS Kyle in the chest! Kyle kicks Edge away, and then catches him to a cradle! TWO!! Edge escapes, but Kyle runs up! Pop-up GUTBUSTER!!

The fans are thunderous for this match, and technically this isn’t the end, Rampage is next! But Kyle goes to a corner and Edge follows. Edge puts Kyle up top, climbs up after him, but Kyle fights with body shots! Kyle has the arm, SUPER ARMBAR DDT!! Edge clutches that elbow but Kyle is also down from the fall. Kyle grabs at Edge’s arm, Edge resists, and they both stand. They tug-o-war over Edge’s arm, but he fires forearms from the other! Kyle wrenches but Edge kicks low and hard! Kyle falls, was that a liver shot!? Edge is conflicted while the ref checks on Kyle. Somehow, Kyle is okay to continue, but Edge isn’t sure.

Edge still goes to a corner, and he still takes aim! Kyle stands up, Edge runs in, GUILLOTINE!!! Did Kyle sucker Edge in!?! Edge flails, he’s caught in the body scissors! Edge turns away from ropes, picks Kyle up, but Kyle just shifts to a HOVERBOARD! Edge BODY SHOTS, then IMPALER DDTS! The fans are thunderous for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Edge goes to the corner, he takes aim, and he runs in to SPEAR!!! Cover, Edge wins!

Winner: Adam “Edge” Copeland, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)

Vancouver was hoping their guy would get it, but it was a different Canadian that came out on top! Will The Rated R Superstar soon take this fight to Malakai Black and tear down The House?


My Thoughts:

A very good Collision, and they sure got a lot in on this episode. I don’t think there was a single case of going picture in picture and then to a full commercial break, meaning this had more content minute for minute than other episodes. Great tag match to open with a great win for Bryan & Claudio. Claudio leaving during Bryan’s promo is an interesting detail, Rampage will have more on that. But Face Bryan has had a history of defying corrupt authority, so he’s a natural choice to go against Heel EVP Elite. Great match from Ospreay VS Moriarty, and Roddy on commentary was mostly fun for him yelling things at Ospreay. Ospreay of course won here, but Shane knocking him out is definitely to set up a match there for next week.

Good squash win for the former Embassy, and I was happy to see the Voros Twins on TV, they’re good guys. Good promo from Brian Cage to explain the betrayal, and great appearance by Swerve to attack them in revenge. Good promo from Swerve, and he’s going to have a great match with Brian Cage to give him momentum going towards Double or Nothing. Great win for Garcia over a big guy like KM, but Garcia is definitely in a holding pattern while the other titles are spoken for. And great match from Dax and the new Dynamite Kid, Tommy Billington. Tommy’s got a bright future ahead of him, that’s obvious.

Good promo from Dax to call out Okada, and good promo from The Elite to respond to Anarchy in the Arena. Then good stuff from The Bucks with Christopher Daniels to add him to this storyline. Daniels & Sydal are definitely losing to The Bucks to give The Bucks momentum, though. Good match from Rosa and Robyn Renegade, but of course Rosa won as a tune-up going towards whatever rematch we’re getting with Deonna Purrazzo. And then just an awesome TNT Championship main event from Edge and Kyle. Edge of course won, but Kyle looked so good even in the loss. Obviously, next stop is Edge VS Malakai for the title at Double or Nothing, that’s going to be awesome stuff.

My Score: 8.8/10


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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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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (5/18/24)

Deonna Purrazzo’s on a Rampage!

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The Virtuosa is sharpening her edge!

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

OFFICIAL RESULTS

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

PLAY BY PLAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Kyle O’Reilly, by submission

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

 

Backstage interview with The Acclaimed.

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

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

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

 

Rush VS Cody Chhun!

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

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

Winner: Rush, by pinfall

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

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

 

Lexy Nair is outside the trainer’s room.

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

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

 

Deonna Purrazzo VS Robyn Renegade!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by submission

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

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

 

Scorpio Sky speaks.

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

 

Backstage interview with Sonjay Dutt.

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

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

 

PROGRAMMING NOTE for Rampage next week!

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

 

Brian Cage VS Anthony Bowens w/ The Acclaimed!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner: Brian Cage, by pinfall

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


My Thoughts:

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

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

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

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

My Score: 8.6/10


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