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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (5/29/24)

AEW is still whose house?



We’re still rolling the dice tonight!

AEW made it through Double or Nothing, and now it is time to open The Forbidden Door! Who wins the Casino Gauntlet to challenge Swerve Strickland in New York?


  • Swerve Strickland VS “Killswitch” Luchasaurus; Swerve wins.
  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Title Eliminator: Jon Moxley VS Rocky Romero; Moxley wins and denies Rocky a title match.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Skye Blue; Mone wins and retains the title.
  • AEW World Championship #1 Contender’s Casino Gauntlet: Will Ospreay wins and will challenge for the AEW World Championship at Forbidden Door.


Mercedes Mone is here!

The CEO is now the Face of TBS after her win at Double or Nothing, and it’s time to celebrate! Mone goes to the ring, gets a mic, and the fans continue to chant “C E O! C E O!” Mone tells “Los Angeleeeees~! Please say hello to your CEO, and your NEW TBS Champion!” The fans cheer that. “Wasn’t I worth the wait? Didn’t I tell you money changes everything? And I did exactly that this past Sunday at Double or Nothing. You see, not only did we celebrate five years of AEW, we celebrated the in-ring return of the greatest of all time: me.” The fans chant for the “C E O! C E O!” again and she is so proud to say this past Sunday, she and Willow tore the house down!

Willow had the run of her career, and gave Mone the fight of her life. But damn, girl~! Willow is just way too nice. Mone could see a mile away that Kris & Stokely were gonna screw Willow over. But when Willow comes back, Mone wants her to come back better than ever to kick some ass! Now, back to Mone’s celebration. The fans chant for her again, and Mone says being the Face of TBS puts a target on her back. But she’s not afraid, she’s born for this! We’re just three weeks away from Forbidden Door, and she can’t wait to see- “Mercedes~!” Skye Blue calls her out from the tron. And she got Mone a little something for her celebration.

Flashback to when Mone was jumped in the dark! Now that was some of Skye’s best work. And she’s just getting started. Because here she comes from the crowd! It was all a set-up! Fireman’s carry and T K O!! Skye digs her knee into Mone’s neck while holding up the belt. Will Skye Blue take the gold from Mone in New York?


The Elite arrive.

The Young Bucks drive a truck and have Kazuchika Okada in the back, but Jack Perry drives the Scapegoat Bus. The Elite all strut in, victorious from Double or Nothing, what will they have to say about AEW’s future under their control?


Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS “Killswitch” Luchasaurus!

The Realest is still THE AEW World Champion, as he kicked Christian Cage out of Swerve’s House. However, Captain Charisma now sends his human-dinosaur henchman to destroy Swerve’s House, foundation and all! Will the Right Hand of Destruction succeed where Christian failed?

The bell rings and the two circle. The Kia Forum is “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” as Swerve avoids Luchasaurus then CHOPS! Swerve still stays back, avoids Luchasaurus again and CHOPS, but Luchasaurus grabs Swerve to TOSS him to a corner! Swerve dodges Luchasaurus, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then KICKS! But Luchasaurus SHOVES Swerve up and out! The fans boo but Luchasaurus goes out, only for Swerve to KICK him in the leg! Swerve steps in to dropkick the leg! Swerve facelocks and turns Luchasaurus to a NECKBREAKER! Swerve holds on, he gator rolls with the monster, and has him along the apron!

Swerve has the fans fire up, and he drags Luchasaurus out for DRAPING NECKBREAKER to the floor! The fans cheer and Swerve stalks Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus stumbles into the desk, comes back, but Swerve ducks then RISING HEADBUTTS! Swerve shakes that off, Luchasaurus’ head is pretty solid. Swerve goes up the apron, aims and BOOTS, but Luchasaurus blocks! Luchasaurus POSTS Swerve, then ARM-DRAGS Swerve into steel steps! Luchasaurus refreshes the count, snarls as he drags Swerve up, and sends him into barriers! Luchasaurus then CHOPS Swerve against barriers, then follows him to the ring.

Luchasaurus runs up to BOOT Swerve down! The fans boo but Luchasaurus soaks it all up. Luchasaurus drags Swerve into a corner and fires off fast hands while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Swerve sits down in the corner but Luchasaurus drags him back up. Luchasaurus CHOKES Swerve on ropes, lets off as the ref counts, but then pulls Swerve back against the ropes! The ref counts again, Luchasaurus fishhooks Swerve then lets him go. Luchasaurus sits Swerve up to CLUB him in the chest! Swerve flops to the apron, Luchasaurus drags him up again, and turns him around in the ropes so he can bend Swerve back while smothering him at the same time! The ref counts, Luchasaurus CHOPS as he lets off. Luchasaurus then stands Swerve up to BODY BLOW! Swerve flops down. Luchasaurus pushes him around, but swerve CHOPS!

Swerve fires hands on Luchasaurus but Luchasaurus just CLUBS him down! Luchasaurus drags Swerve into a wheelbarrow and GERMAN SUPLEX! Swerve flounders, Nana coaches him, but Luchasaurus storms up. Luchasaurus pushes Swerve around, clamps onto him with both hands and has a neck wrench! Swerve endures, fights up, but Swerve CLUBS him down! Luchasaurus pushes on the neck wrench, Swerve endures again, and Nana coaches him while rallying the fans. Swerve endures as Luchasaurus digs his claw into a shoulder! Swerve pushes up, Dynamite returns to single picture, and the fans rally.

Swerve fights to his feet but Luchasaurus UPPERCUTS! Luchasaurus choke grips, but Swerve drops into a TRIANGLE HOLD! Luchasaurus stays on his feet, but Swerve BOOTS him! Swerve somersaults and COMPLETE SHOTS! The fans fire up, Luchasaurus goes to a corner but Swerve runs in to UPPERCUT! Swerve fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT, then wrenches to KICK a leg. Swerve goes up to FALLING UPPERCUT! Luchasaurus is down and Swerve hits the Griddy! The fans fire up, Swerve gator rolls and suplexes, but Luchasaurus blocks! Luchasaurus suplexes, but Swerve fights and turns it around, BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!

Nana coaches Swerve, he aims at Luchasaurus, and he half nelsons. Luchasaurus fights that and ELBOWS Swerve away! Swerve CLUBS Luchasaurus in return! Swerve waistlocks, Luchasaurus puts him in a corner, then he blocks a haymaker! Swerve ROCKS Luchasaurus on the second try, BOOTS him, then somersaults, into a HEADBUTT! Choke grip! CHOKE SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Swerve survives and Luchasaurus snarls again. Luchasaurus drags Swerve to the apron, and he goes out to get a chair! He’s not worried about winning, he wants to hurt Swerve! But Nana snatches the chair! So Luchasaurus PUNCHES it away!

But Swerve BOOTS Luchasaurus! And BOOTS again! And BOOTS again! Swerve fires up, and he FLYING STOMPS Luchasaurus to the floor! The fans are thunderous, Swerve puts Luchasaurus in a corner, and he climbs up. Luchasaurus sits up like a Phenom, but Swerve leaps over him! Swerve feints a kick to kick out a leg! BUZZSAW! “Whose House?!” HOUSE- NO, no House Call! Only CHOKE SLAM! STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Swerve survives again and Luchasaurus is losing his mind! Luchasaurus vows to end this, and he drags Swerve up. BLINDSIDE- NO, Swerve ducks! Waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX!

Luchasaurus sits up, into the HOUSE CALL!! Swerve isn’t done there, he goes up a corner and the fans are thunderous! Luchasaurus sits up again, into the KILL STOMPS!! Cover, TWO?!?! HOW!??! Swerve doesn’t ask questions, he just HOUSE CALLS again!! Cover, Swerve wins!

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by pinfall

It took more to take down the monster than most, but Nana presents scissors! Swerve smiles, and he has Luchasaurus’ hair now! Swerve cuts a lock of the dinosaur’s mane as retribution! Swerve has cleared out The Patriarchy, and all eyes will be on tonight’s Casino Gauntlet match! Who makes it out of that wild scramble to knock on the Forbidden Door to Swerve’s House?


Tony Schiavone speaks from commentary.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we are back live on Dynamite here in Los Angeles and the Kia Forum. What you saw at the beginning of the program with Skye Blue attacking Mercedes Mone has not gone unnoticed. Tony Khan has made this special announcement for the program tonight. Mercedes Mone will have her first title defense for the TBS title right here tonight, right here in the Kia Forum, and she will defend against Skye Blue! And that’s coming up tonight, here live!” A big money move from TK, but will Mone be ready to put it all on the line so soon after going Double or Nothing?


Jon Moxley speaks.

“Rocky Romero wants a spot at Forbidden Door, big international showcase, who doesn’t? Rocky’s not stupid, he thinks this is how he’s gonna get it. Azucar, one the most dangerous men in the game, one of the most experience guys in the game, can beat anybody in the world on any given night. His little smart idea for me to take this eliminator match tonight, I’m a one-armed man, I’m far from 100%. But no, it’s not a smart idea, it’s a very, very dumb idea. It’s a very bad idea. But when am I ever 100%? That’s what champions do. They show up, they get in the ring, and they bust their ass.

“I’m not pissing away at Disneyland today, it’s the Kia Forum, it’s Dynamite, it’s live. I’ll be at Osaka-Jo Hall for Dominion after that. And I’ll be at Bloodsport in Ryogoku Hall after that. I’ll be at Forbidden Door in New York after that. And it’ll be the same as it’s always been since the beginning. Five years now, I’ll be the man that stands atop NJPW and AEW, and anywhere the hell else I wanna go.” The Maniac is more than ready, will he make Azucar taste the bitterness of defeat?


“Big” Bill Morrissey is in the ring.

The rather goofy talk show set is ready as “The Redwood” welcomes us to the debut episode of TV Time with The Learning Tree, Chris Jericho! And speaking of, here comes Jericho! The “For The World” Champion of 39 days waves and smiles to the fans as he joins Bill in the ring. Jericho then gets a mic to ask, “Who wants more TV Time? You know I do!” And Bill got cut off before he could do the whole introduction! Tell them what more there was to say! Bill says yes, he will do that. “If there’s one thing that Chris has always taught me, it’s that even though the leaves may come down in the Fall, they always grow back in the Spring stronger and brighter than ever.”

Bill is pretty sure that applies here. Jericho believes so. Jericho thanks Bill for those inspiring words, and he thanks all the fans for making the new Learning Tree University shirt the number one shirt on Shop AEW! Thanks so much! Good job! Who wants a free one? The fans don’t mind that, but then Jericho just puts the shirt on a corner. Jericho thanks all the “branches” who have sat under his Learning Tree and helped make him number one. Thank you for that. And also thank you for supporting him as the longest-reigning For The World Champion at 39 days. He was able to retain at Double or Nothing, but Hook and Shibata are really tough.

They dumped him on his head and boy does it smart. Jericho laughs it off, and says if adversity is ice cream, always put a cherry on top. What? Jericho wants us to remember: Many are called, only few answer. Many reach out, only a few are chosen. And many talk the talk of wanting to sit under the Learning Tree, but very few walk the walk. Jericho will bring out a man who walked right under the shade of the Learning Tree this past Sunday. Welcome to TV Time, the Bounty Hunter, Bryan Keith! The fans boo as Keith makes his way out to the ring to join Jericho & Bill. Jericho shakes Bryan’ s hand and wants fans to give him a round of applause.

Now, what made Bryan Keith want to be sucked into the Jericho Vortex and become a disciple of the Learning Tree? Keith tells Jericho that he noticed a lack of respect for Jericho here in AEW. EIGHT-TIME World Champion, 30 YEARS world traveled, and the longest-reigning FTW Champion in history! Keith says honestly, he can’t believe more people didn’t jump at this opportunity! The fans chant to STFU but Keith says this is what he means! Jericho says watch your language, this is a family show. But Keith says that is the lack of respect right there! They’re lucky to breathe the same air as Jericho! Show respect! Show respect! Those kids, you show respect!

Jericho calms Bryan down, this isn’t a yelling moment, this is a teaching moment. Bryan calms down and Jericho says the lesson is, if you want something to happen, you got out and grab it! That’s what Bryan did, Jericho respects that he’s a bad, bad man. Maybe even a bad apple! Jericho likes that! The Bad Apple doesn’t fall far from the Learning Tree! Keith is now welcome to stay in the vortex and grow under the Learning Tree as long as he wants. But wait! Here comes HOOK! The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil is in no mood, and he THROWS security around! Then here comes Samoa Joe?! Joe gets in Hook’s way!?

The fans fire up for “JOE! JOE! JOE!” as he stares Hook down. But then Joe whispers something, and he moves aside! Hook snarls at The Learning Tree and friends, and then follows Joe outta here? Hook didn’t listen before, but what is it that has him following Joe’s lead now? Jericho waves bye, then thanks the fans for tonight.


AEW takes a look at Stephanie Vaquer.

La Primera is CMLL Women’s World Champion, CMLL Women’s Tag Team Champion, and NJPW Strong Women’s Champion, but she is looking to go after the gold in AEW! The Forbidden Door is opening, who will Vaquer look to vanquish first?


IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Title Eliminator: Jon Moxley VS Rocky Romero!

The Maniac admitted he is far from 100%, but also made sure we understood that doesn’t matter. Will Moxley be able to win with one good arm as he also has The King of Darkness waiting for him in 11 days? Or is Azucar going to kick the Forbidden Door wide open?

The bell rings and Rocky DROPKICKS Moxley right out! Then he DIVES! Down goes Moxley and the fans fire up with Rocky! Rocky gives some Latino Heat, then he UPPERCUTS Moxley! The ring count starts, but Rocky SLAMS the bad arm off the desk! Rocky follows Moxley around the way, whips, but Moxley reverses to put Rocky in the ring. Moxley slides in but Rocky kicks the arm! And KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS again! Rocky gets Moxley up but Moxley X PLEXES first! Rocky flounders, but Moxley clamps on to ELBOW, KICK, and repeat! Moxley then just HAMMERS away with elbows before one more KICK!

The fans rally while Rocky writhes, and Moxley drags him up. Moxley puts Rocky in a corner, CHOPS, then hoists him up top. Moxley CHOPS again, climbs up, but Rocky wrenches the bad arm! The fans rally, Rocky SNAPS the fingers! Moxley steps back, Rocky DOUBLE STOMPS the bad arm! Rocky WRINGS the bad arm out, then he runs up to SHOTGUN Moxley down! Moxley goes to the apron, the fans duel, and Rocky storms up. Moxley grabs Rocky in a SLEEPER! But Rocky pulls the bad arm! HOTSHOT! Rocky gets up to KICK Moxley in the ropes, then goes up the corner, to GUILLOTINE MISSILE DROPKICK!

Moxley flops down, Rocky goes to the apron and grabs the arm. HOTSHOT! Moxley grits his teeth, the ref reprimands, but Rocky grabs at the bad arm again. Rocky pulls Moxley into the ropes while Dynamite goes picture in picture!

The ref reprimands and counts, Rocky lets go at 4, and Moxley flounders away. Rocky runs up, but Moxley CHOPS! Moxley eggs Rocky on, Rocky CHOPS! Moxley fires a forearm, Rocky KICKS the arm! Rocky wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! Then he hammerlocks and RAMS Moxley into buckles! Moxley flops to the apron again, Rocky fires up with a soccer knee slide, then he goes after Moxley on the outside. Moxley kicks Rocky, then crotches him on the railing! Moxley goes to the crowd so he can CLOBBER Rocky back to ringside! Moxley storms after Rocky, whips him, but Rocky reverses and sends Moxley into steel steps!

Rocky stomps Moxley, puts him in the ring, then covers, TWO! Rocky is frustrated but the count is the count. Rocky KNEES Moxley in the back! Rocky drags Moxley up to CHOP! Moxley CHOPS back! Rocky CHOPS again! Rocky eggs Moxley on, Moxley CHOPS! Rocky KICKS the leg, hammerlocks it, and adds a SLEEPER! Moxley endures, reaches out, fights up and he fireman’s carries Rocky to a corner! Dynamite returns to single picture as Moxley CHOPS again! Moxley goes up to fire off forearms, but Rocky CLAWS Moxley’s face! So Moxley BITES Rocky’s face! The ref reprimands but the fans fire up as Moxley reels Rocky in!

Moxley brings Rocky up, SUPERPLEX! Both men are down but the fans fire up! Rocky rolls away to the far side and the fans rally. Moxley rises, runs in, and clotheslines in the corner! Moxley goes up and he fires down fists! Moxley goes past ten, stops at 15, then runs. Rocky dodges, KICKS, but Moxley ROCKS Rocky! Rocky KICKS again! Moxley ROCKS Rocky! Rocky fires up, the fans are torn, and Rocky KICKS! KICKS! And UPPERCUTS! Moxley CUTTERS!! Outta nowhere like a viper, and the fans rally up. Moxley rams his bad arm into the mat to get it feeling right. Rocky is in a corner, Moxley runs up, but into an UPPERCUT!

Rocky goes up, TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO! But into the ARMBAR!! Moxley clasps hands to fight it off but Rocky stomps Moxley’s head! Moxley still holds on, rolls and gets around to facelock. Moxley fires knee after knee into Rocky’s head, then clamps on the BULLY CHOKE!! Rocky sputters but he’s turning red! Moxley’s bad arm can’t hold, so Rocky slips out! Rocky hammerlocks the good arm to pull on the bad arm! DARK SACRIFICE! Moxley writhes and hobbles to a corner. Rocky runs up but Moxley ELBOWS him! Moxley BOOTS Rocky, goes up, but Rocky UPPERCUTS! Rocky goes up after Moxley, for a SUPER FLYING ARMBAR!!

Moxley flails, reaches out, kicks around, but Rocky pulls on the arm! Moxley fights to turn Rocky, stands up, and he stomps at Rocky’s face! Rocky lets go, but he kicks Moxley’s leg! Rocky ENZIGIRIS from below! Moxley staggers, Rocky storms up on him, but Moxley LARIATS! Moxley storms back up on Rocky, but Rocky goes after the arm! Moxley whips free and DISCUS LARIATS through! Moxley gets Rocky up, underhooks, DEATH RIDER!! Cover, Moxley wins!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall (denies Rocky Romero a title opportunity)

A rough ride for Rocky tonight, but Moxley moves on towards his next challenge! Will Moxley arrive in Osaka-Jo Hall only to find Everything is Evil?


Backstage interview with Samoa Joe & Hook.

Renee Paquette stands by as the two talk. She asks them what that was out there. Joe says tonight, they learned their first lesson: We do not exist on their time. No, truly dangerous men exist on their own time. Joe & Hook head out together again, will Joe’s mentoring be what helps Hook reach that next level?


Don Callis is here!

The fans boo as Callis goes to the ring to say, “I have something important to tell you.” The fans boo more, but he points out that what he has in his hand is more valuable than gold or diamonds. This is a contract to work with The Don Callis Family. The fans keep booing, but Callis keeps going. “It’s been one of the great pleasures of my life to be able to scout a talent like Orange Cassidy! In fact, when I see Orange, I see myself.” But speaking of, here comes Cassidy! Freshly Squeezed brought back Jane, the white T, and the aviators, he’s in a good mood apparently after beating Trent Beretta at Double or Nothing.

Cassidy joins Callis in the ring and Callis says this is the moment the world has been waiting for! Callis feels he should do it like Cassidy, a hand in pocket. Well, Orange is truly an iconic performer in this industry. Cassidy is truly a star wherever he goes. Cassidy has made some bad choices, but now Callis will work with him. So without further ado, Callis welcomes Cassidy to the Family with this contract. The fans say “NO! NO! NO!” but Callis says he’s filled it all out, all Cassidy has to do is sign. But then Cassidy slowly rips the contract up! Callis is in disbelief! The fans cheer Cassidy on and he get a mic. “Hey, uh, Don. No.”

Callis tells Cassidy, “Who do you thin you’re talking to? No one says no to me, Orange! I tell YOU what you’re gonna do!” Cassidy takes off his sunglasses, but then Stokely Hathaway makes his way out here! As AEW’s Number One Hater, Stokely does not like Cassidy. Not the way he walks, not the way he talks. There is not a single thing Stokely likes! In fact, O M G, Cassidy is just like Willow Nightingale! The only reason Stokely’s here is because of Kris. Kris says on behalf of her best friend, she is so happy to announce that he accepts Callis’ invitation to the Don Callis Family. Wait, who does she mean?

TRENT IS IN THE RING!! He runs up to CLOBBER Cassidy! And he rains down fists on Cassidy! The fans boo, Stokely & Kris smile as they take their leave. The fans tell Trent off but Trent keeps on throwing down hands! Trent says he HATES Cassidy, and he’s punched Cassidy open! Callis gets Trent to stop, but also wants Trent to take it easy. Trent opens his arms to Callis, and they HUG!! Trent and Callis have made their alliance official with a hug and the blood of Freshly Squeezed. And they both stomp away on Cassidy! Now it won’t be #JustTrent, it’ll be Trent and the Don Callis Family! What does Cassidy have left to lose?


BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

Will Ospreay may be the NEW AEW International Champion, but he already puts his belt on the line against Kyle O’Reilly! Will the Aerial Assassin already have a notch on his belt after Saturday? Or will #CombatKyle make Ospreay’s reign one of the shortest in history?


Backstage interview with Daniel Garcia & Matthew Menard.

Renee is with the Dragonslayer and Daddy Magic, and says Garcia asked for this time. Is there something he wants to get off his chest? Garcia says he was looking over his shoulder a bit. This place is full of bloodthirsty killers now and he loves it. Sometimes, he feels like one of those guys, but sometimes he feels stuck in his own head, stuck in the same place as he was before. He feels like he’s trudging through mud while others have so much confidence. Why wouldn’t they? They get the red carpet rolled out for them, getting whatever they want. Garcia feels like it is time for him to drag them all across that red carpet as he goes straight for that International Championship.

Renee brings up that Ospreay is the new International Champion, and Garcia says he doesn’t care. He tells the champ that he will climb up the ranks, take that title, and then make Ospreay’s bags a little bit lighter for those flights home to London. Respectfully. The Red Death has spoken, will he be going right after the #BillyGOAT after Saturday?


AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Skye Blue!

The CEO wasn’t planning on going from celebrating to fighting, but she isn’t going to complain. Will she just make sure Skye pays for attacking her out of nowhere again? Or will Skye go from blue to gold in the City of Angels?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see how much Mone has left in the tank!

The bell rings, Skye rushes in, but Mone hits first! Mone bumps Skye off buckles, off more buckles, then off a third corner’s buckles! Mone fires off forearms again and again, then whips corner to corner. Skye reverses, runs up, but Mone slips out and KNEES from the apron! Mone goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS! Skye tumbles and staggers up, Mone DROPKICKS her down! Cover, ONE!! Mone is upset by this, she brings Skye up, but Skye swings on her! Mone ducks it but Skye puts her in ropes. Mone RAMS Skye, tilt-o-whirls and RANAS! Skye tumbles out, the fans fire up, and Mone waits on Skye.

Skye goes around the way, catches her breath, but Mone runs to WRECK her with a dropkick! Mone goes to the apron and METEORAS to the floor! Mone smiles and she drags Skye back up. Mone puts Skye in, covers, TWO! Mone is annoyed but she paces around Skye. The fans rally for the CEO as she brings Skye up, suplexes, but Skye counters to a cradle, TWO! Skye swings again, Mone gets under and waistlocks to go back to the apron. Skye BOOTS Mone this time! Mone is stuck, Skye brings her out along ropes, for a DRAPING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Mone survives and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Skye rains down fists on Mone, lets off to mock Mone’s swagger, and then has Mone on ropes. Skye CHOKES Mone, the ref counts, and Skye lets off at 4. Mone goes to a corner, Skye stomps a mudhole in, then lets off as the ref counts. Skye drags Mone up to bump her off buckles, then mocks the fans. Skye bumps Mone but Mone bumps Skye back! Mone takes a swing but Skye dodges to fire off on Mone! Skye digs her boot into Mone’s neck, blows a kiss, then lets off as the ref counts. Skye storms back up, brings Mone up, but Mone fires off body shots. Skye CLUBS Mone down, then clamps on with a SLEEPER!

Mone endures, reaches out, and the fans rally. Mone fights to her feet but Skye becomes a backpack! Mone RAMS Skye into buckles! And again! And then she snapmares free, to basement dropkick! Mone drags Skye back up, but Skye ENZIGIRIS! Mone falls over, Skye huffs and puffs and covers, TWO! Skye is frustrated so she covers again, TWO! Skye drags Mone around into a chinlock and Dynamite returns to single picture. The fans rally, Mone fights up, and she JAWBREAKERS free! Skye runs up but Mone ELBOWS her! And BOOTS her! And then goes up to DEADLY NIGHTSHADE! And then SUNSET BOMB! METEORA! Cover, TWO!

Mone storms after Skye to BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO! Skye is showing toughness but Mone drags her to a drop zone. Mone climbs, the fans rally, but Skye CLUBS Mone! Skye tucks Mone in, CHEEKY NANDOS! And then the POWER- RANA! Mone turns things around on Skye! Skye staggers up into a corner, Mone runs up, but Skye catches her to a full nelson! SKYE FALL!! Cover, TWO!! Mone survives and Skye is furious! The fans rally, Skye drags Mone up, and she fireman’s carries, only for Mone to slip free! Mone shoves Skye, dodges her and then swings, but Skye dodges! Mone blocks a kick to KNEE! Skye SUPERKICKS!

Skye runs, hops on, but no Code Blue! Gory Especial, MONE MAKER! Cover, Mone wins!

Winner: Mercedes Mone, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)

Skye tried but she couldn’t tear down The CEO! Mone celebrates again, but wait! Stephanie Vaquer is HERE! We knew she’d be stepping through the Forbidden Door, and she’s already calling out the Face of TBS! Vaquer holds up her NJPW Strong Women’s Championship but Mone holds up her TBS Championship, who walks away the top champion in New York City?


Renee waits outside the medical room.

She is waiting for an update on Orange Cassidy, but Stokely & Kris walk over and excuse her. Renee moves aside and Stokely takes the mic. Stokely tells Willow that she never ceases to amaze him, and he doesn’t mean that in a good way. Imagine being damn near 30 and thinking Disneyworld is a magical place, and that so is real life. Willow, this started weeks ago, months even. The catalyst was March 27th, live on Dynamite. Fatal 4 Way #1 Contender’s match, and Willow was in that match with her best friend, Kris. Kris said she wanted to become champion again, but Willow didn’t listen. But who did listen? Stokely listened. He’ll always listen to Kris, he’ll always be a shoulder to cry on.

Kris is a former TBS Champion, the best in the world, returned from back-to-back ACL injuries, and truth be told, most of these b*tches back here get so much as a sinus infection, and they want to stay home from work. Now before anyone gets mad, he wasn’t even talking about the Women’s Division! Ladies and gentlemen, the new and improved Kris Statlander! Kris thanks Stokely and takes the mic. Kris says that when she finally does something for herself, she gets booed for it! This is why she had to make the change she did.

They don’t care about Kris & Stokely, they all just want Kris to help everyone else be okay, or to pick up everyone else when they’re down, or to be the bodyguard for all these spineless, selfish people who don’t bat an eye when things go wrong, cuz “Ol’ Statlander” will show up. Kris doesn’t blame them, though. She is #MoreThanAWoman, and she is DONE being the protector. Now you’re all gonna need protection from her! Stokely smiles, even as she shoves the mic back at him. Is this Kris going to take over the world?


The Young Bucks head to the ring!

Los Angeles boos The EVPs as they rise from the Elite-evator and walk down the ramp. And then Matthew flips the coin, and here comes The Rainmaker! And then here comes Jack Perry! The full Elite goes to the ring together, still being booed. Matt makes sure the Reebok Pumps are pumped up now, but the fans chant “C M PUNK! C M PUNK!” Okada tells them all, “Shut up, b*tches!” The fans do cheer for Okada, he’s the one member of The Elite they like. But then Jack talks and says, “First thing’s first, let’s get one thing straight. The Elite run this s*it! Tony Khan & Kenny Omega handpicked their dream team, and these guys pulled out all the stops. They even set me on fire!”

But not only did The Elite still win, but Jack’s first match back in AEW in nine MONTHS, he took his piece of the American Dragon when he pinned one of the greatest wrestlers to ever live. Nicholas says what a fantastic week it has been for The Elite. On Monday, they released the special edition Reebok Pumps, and it became the hottest selling shoe in years! That performance on Sunday by Jack and Okada was unbelievable! So The Bucks are here bearing gifts! Small gifts, but still. They got Okada a brand new Lamborghini! Okada is so excited! Is this real? Is this a dream? Nick starts a “You Deserve It!” chant and the fans join in as Okada is emotional.

Okada then gets serious and lets Matt have the mic. Matt says to business! At Double or Nothing, during the TNT Championship’s Barbed Wire Steel Cage match, Adam Copeland was badly injured. The fans boo but Matt says that is more on him. Right before that match, Matt was there and he wished Adam good luck and said, “Break a leg.” Haha. Matt jinxed Adam, sorry about that. But The Bucks are praying for Edge, he’ll come back stronger, this just sucks. However as EVPs, they must make the tough decisions. So Adam Copeland… Tonight, you are hereby stripped of the TNT Championship. The fans boo!

Bugt hey, the network is on their case for a NEW TNT Champion, and well, The Bucks know just the guy! After the BIGGEST pinfall victory of his entire career during Anarchy in the Arena, ladies and gentlemen, may they present the NEW TNT Champion, The Scapegoat, Jack Perry!! But wait, Christopher Daniels storms out here! The Fallen Angel says the last time they spoke, the Bucks mentioned a severance package for him. He wanted to let them know that he doesn’t need it anymore, because he’s got a brand new job. Tony Khan named Daniels the INTERIM EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT! So that means, when Daniels says something, it might as well come from TK himself!

Matt tells CD to tread lightly! But he tells “young man” Matthew not to disrespect him! Call him by his God-given name, Christopher! The fans cheer as Daniels is giving The Bucks a taste of their own medicine! Now, as far as the TNT Championship goes, they aren’t just giving it away. This is AEW, where the best wrestle! If Jack wants to be a champion, he’s gotta earn it! And don’t worry, he’ll get an opportunity to do just that. Because in the next few weeks, we will have qualifying matches! No managers or seconds allowed ringside, no outside interference! The winners of these matches go on to Forbidden Door to wrestle for the vacant TNT Championship, IN A LADDER MATCH!

The fans love that idea! And the first qualifier is happening on Friday Night Rampage, in the best town he’s ever been in, right here in LOS ANGELES! Matt says he’s fine to see Christopher back. The Elite will all go “show” him just how happy they are! But then THE ACCLAIMED hurry out here! Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn are backing up The Fallen Angel against The Elite, now we’ve got even numbers! The Bucks have their boys back up. Will Platinum Max & The Five Tool Player look to go after those tag titles? Who else will be in this Face of TNT Ladder Match series?


Swerve Strickland & Prince Nana talk backstage.

They stand in front of the Wall of Fame, and Nana tells Boss Swerve that he might as well be Stevie Wonder, because there is nobody that can see Swerve in that ring! Swerve says coming off Double or Nothing, he got to take down another legend in Christian Cage. Swerve applauds Christian’s efforts, and says he needed that. Now, like a diss track, he got the lick back and gave Killswitch the Killshot, and he returned the favor. Now he’s got his own little trophy. Yuo wanna take his title? He takes your hair.

But moving to tonight’s main event, he is very curious to see who his next challenger will be. Whenever, wherever, whoever, Swerve can see some great surprises lined up for the Casino Gauntlet. Former champions, current champions, future champions, but who is gonna step to whose house? Swerve’s House, and get stomped out. He’ll be watching. Swerve laughs his way out, but who has the last laugh in this free-for-all?


Rush speaks.

“MJF. Congratulations on your return to AEW. But you’re not the star here! I AM! Just remember: if you mess with The Bull, you get the horns!” El Toro Blanco has called out the Salt of the Earth, will MJF just have to show Rush he really IS better than him, and he knows it?


BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!

One: it will once again be at the special start time of 6:30 PM Eastern! Two: We have Satnam Singh in action, the beginnings of the Face of TNT Ladder Match series, and an AEW Women’s World Championship Title Eliminator as Toni Storm takes on Viva Van! Will the Hellbent Vixen be able to weather the Storm and get her own title opportunity?


AEW World Championship #1 Contender’s Casino Gauntlet!

The first instance of the Casino Gauntlet for AEW’s Homecoming was a wild one, and named a contender to the International Championship. Ospreay won that and then won the gold, but will the same happen this time?

First out, representing the Bang Bang Gang, it’s Switchblade Jay White! But meeting him is… THE BASTARD! Pac couldn’t take the Trios titles, but can he take away this opportunity from White? The bell rings and Pac BOOTS White right down! Pac stomps away on White in a corner, digs his boots in, then lets off. Pac brings White around, bumps him off buckles, then bumps him off more buckles! White flounders but Pac gets him up. Pac uses White’s own robe to CHOKE him! Pac doesn’t have to let off, either, as there are no disqualifications in this one! Pac TOSSES White out, then goes out after him.

Fans fire up as Pac sends White into barriers! White falls back, Pac drags him up and whips him into more barriers! White slumps down, Pac brings him around again. Pac glares through the camera, and he SMACKS White off apron! White sits down, Pac stands him up and SMACKS him off it again! White sputters, but Pac stands him up to SMACK him off apron yet again! The fans cheer but White CHOPS! White gets away, Pac snarls, that handprint is back already. Pac RAMS into White, slingshots up and over and keeps moving, and he RANAS White! White tumbles out, Pac builds speed, and Pac FLIES! Down goes White and the fans fire up again!

Pac drags White up, puts him in, then hurries back up. Pac aims from the top rope, White stands, and the MISSILE DROPKICK hits! Cover, TWO! White stays in this but Pac stalks him to the apron. But White HOTSHOTS Pac down! Pac flounders, and it’s time for another to enter! It’s MISTICO! CMLL’s greatest champion is here, and he runs right in to GAMANGIRI White! Springboard but White gets under! Mistico keeps moving, and he RANAS White! Pac kicks Mistico, whips, but Mistico ducks ‘n ‘dodges, and handsprings! Pac avoids all that, but Mistico blocks a chop to knuckle lock, CHPO, and FLYING ARM-DRAG!

Pac gets up, Mistico SUPERKICKS him down! White returns, Mistico DROPKICKS him back out! Pac and White go outside, they brawl, so Mistico goes up and up and SUPER CROSSBODIES! Direct hit on both men and the fans are thunderous as AEW goes picture in picture.

Mistico keeps the fans fired up and he drags White up to put him in. Mistico storms up after White but White sends him into buckles! White then goes after the mask! The ref reprimands but that’s all he can do. White stomps Mistico, soaks up heat, and he goes out to send Pac into steel steps and then barriers! White goes back in for Mistico to wrench and kick. White kicks and kicks and throws Mistico by his mask! Pac gets in to get White by his hair! Pac smacks White off buckles, then TOSSES him out! Pac goes out after White but White RAMS him into barriers! They both sputter, White gest in the ring but Mistico is right on him!

Mistico SOBATS! Front kicks! And then SUPERKICKS! White falls over, Mistico covers, TWO! Mistico stays cool, fires the fans up, but White CLAWS at his face! The ref reprimands, White goes after the mask again! White throws down elbows but then Pac returns. Pac drags White from Mistico, bumps him off buckles, then wrenches to whip corner to corner, and hard! White falls over in a heap, Pac storms over to him, but White flops out of the ring. Pac goes out and stomps White down, and the fans rally up. Pac looms over White, stands on his head, and Dynamite returns to single picture.

It’s time for the fourth man, and it’s… WILL OSPREAY!? The International Champion wants to win another Casino Gauntlet and go for the whole enchilada?! Ospreay runs up, fires off on Mistico, then hits a PIP PIP CHEERIO! White sneaks up to SLEEPER, but Ospreay snapmares free! White and Ospreay stand off and the fans are thunderous! White offers a handshake, but Ospreay leaves him hanging! Ospreay fires off forearms and a whip! White slides out, but Pac is there to put him back in! Ospreay CHOPS White! Ospreay whips, White reverses, but Ospreay handsprings to NEURALIZER KICK!

White bails out, Pac hurries in, he O’Conner Rolls with bridge! TWO!! Ospreay escapes and tells Pac he’s a cheeky bastard! The Englishmen have it out with words, but Mistico springboards to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! Down go Ospreay and Pac, then Mistico SUPERKICKS Pac! Mistico ducks ‘n ‘dodges Ospreay to tilt-o-whirl to go around and around and around, into LA MYSTICA! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! But the fifth man is already being sent out, and it’s SHOTA UMINO! The Roughneck of NJPW is here and the fans fire up as he stomps Mistico! The fans fire up for “SHOOTER! SHOOTER!” but Mistico CHOPS him!

Shota just scowls as he DECKS Mistico! Then Shota sends Mistico into White! Those two fall out of the ring, Shota aims at Ospreay! Shota runs up to UPPERCUT Ospreay! And then FISHERMAN- NO, Ospreay fights free! Ospreay wrenches, Shota UPPERCUTS! Shota runs, into the TIGER WALL KICK! But Shota ducks the enzigiri! Ospreay slides under Shota, Shota elbows free of the waistlock! Shota ducks the Hook Kick, then fires a forearm! ROLLING- ROUNDHOUSE! Ospreay whips Shota, Shota reverses and DROPKICKS Ospreay! The fans are thunderous for Shota as he then slingshots to APRON DDT Ospreay!!

Shota hurries to get Ospreay in, TORNADO DDT! Cover, White breaks it! White CHOPS Shota, sits him up, CHOPS again, repeat! White then goes to Ospreay to sit him up and CHOP! Ospreay flounders, White goes back to Shota for another CHOP! But now we get the sixth man, CLAUDIO CASTAGNOLI! The Swiss Superman is already hard to face 1v1 and fresh, and now he’s got his pick of the litter! White shoves Shota at him but Claudio just BOOTS Shota down! White runs away but Claudio pursues! They go around the ring, Claudio UPPERCUTS Pac for good measure! Then White drags Mistico out of the ring to block Claudio’s path!

Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS Mistico, then continues after White! White slides in the ring, slides under Ospreay, and Claudio LARIATS Ospreay! Shota rolls Claudio up, TWO! Shota knees low, runs, but Claudio POP-UP UPPERCUTS! Cover, White breaks it! White CLUBS away on Claudio, stomps him, then says guns up! Ospreay and Mistico brawl on the outside, White goes to Claudio. But Claudio SPINEBUSTERS, and he has the legs! The fans are thunderous for the SWING~! White goes around and around and around, the fans count all the way to TEN while Dynamite goes picture in picture!

Claudio THROWS White away, but Mistico RAMS into Claudio! Mistico slingshots to sunset flip, but Claudio rolls through to get legs! Claudio shrugs, and he SWINGS Mistico! Mistico goes around and around for TEN, but then Ospreay gets in! Claudio trips Ospreay, Ospreay kicks and flails, but the SWING still starts up! Claudio goes around and around with Ospreay for TEN, and now Claudio is feeling it. Shota CLUBS away on Claudio, then eggs him on! Claudio frowns, and UPPERCUTS Shota! Shota UPPERCUTS back! They UPPERCUT back and forth, then Shota gets the edge! Shota winds up to UPPERCUT!

Shota underhooks, but Claudio trips him up! And yes, he SWINGS Shota! Another TEN, and now Claudio is dizzy. Pac is there to ROCK him! Pac springboards in, but Claudio catches him! AND SWINGS HIM!! Claudio reaches TEN, drops Pac, and he needs the ref to steady him. The ref walks over, but Claudio trips him! Is Claudio really gonna do it!? No, Claudio realizes that wouldn’t be nice, so he spares the ref from a swing. Claudio helps the ref to his feet and Dynamite returns to single picture. And just in time for lucky number seven! It’s… LIO RUSH! The Bad Child makes his return to AEW as an NJPW talent, but will he again be the Man of the Hour?

Lio and Claudio circle, then Lio runs up! Claudio blocks, he flips Lio but Lio lands on his feet! Lio dodges, redirects, redirects again, duck sunder, goes Matrix, then kicks, ENZIGIRIS and fires up! The fans are with Lio as he baits Claudio and DUMPS him out! HANDSPRING KICK knocks Claudio down! Shota dragon sleepers Lio, but Lio slips out of the suplex! Roll-up, kip up, wind up, BASEMENT ENZIGIRI! The fans fire up and Lio runs, but Shota ROCKS him! Shota runs, but Lio gets moving again! Shota shows speed, too, they both duck ‘n’ dodge, then they DOUBLE LARIAT! But they both roar! Claudio DOUBLE LARIATS them both!!

The fans are thunderous and Claudio says it’s time! But wow, the eighth is already here and… it’s ORANGE CASSIDY? Freshly Squeezed must’ve planned on being in this match all along, and he’s still going to even with the head wound from Trent! Cassidy storms down and puts on his elbow pad. Claudio runs up but Cassidy gets around, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then tilt-o-whirls to DD- NO! Claudio blocks the DDT to suplex! But Claudio fires knees! Claudio won’t let Cassidy go, though, and he powers back up! Into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy runs and tilt-o-whirls again, DDT! Cassidy kips up but has to steady himself after.

Ospreay aims and takes off the elbow pad! Cassidy turns around first, though. He takes HIS elbow pad off! Both men are primed and ready, but then White sneaks in! White shoves Cassidy at Ospreay but Ospreay dodges, and Ospreay runs up on White! White gets around, SNAP SLEEPER SUPLEX! URENAGE for Orange! Cover on Orange, TWO!! White is frustrated but he says this is HIS time! White drags Cassidy up, but Cassidy fires off hands! And now we get a ninth man! It’s CMLL’s HECHICERO! The Mad Scientist of Lucha is here and ready to use that in-ring alchemy! Hechicero gets in, blocks White’s lariat to whip!

Hechi runs up to JUMP KNEE White in the corner! Claudio is here, Hechi dodges and tilt-o-whirls for the LEG DROP! Ospreay runs up, Hechi wheelbarrows him into a REVERSE MONKEY FLIP, which puts Ospreay in position for the ARMBAR!! Cassidy grabs at Hechi but Hechi cradles! TWO!! Cassidy RAMS Hechi, runs, but Hechi CLOBBERS Cassidy at ropes, and has a SLEEPER! Ospreay SUPERKICKS Cassidy, Hechi ROCKS Ospreay! Hechi goes up to FLYING LARIAT! The fans are thunderous, but Mistico springboards to FLYING RANA! Mistico builds speed, Lio is in his way! Mistico takes a swing, Lio dodges and he DIVES onto Hechicero!

Shota SHOTGUNS Lio! Mistico tilt-o-whirls Claudio for a DEJA VU RANA! The fans are thunderous as Mistico then goes up and up and FLYING RANAS Claudio on the floor! Shota aims at Cassidy in the ring, POP-UP KNEE! Then underhooks, but Cassidy wrenches out! Cassidy dodges to ORANGE PUNCH!! “This is Awesome!” as Pac slips in. Pac tries to roll Cassidy but Cassidy steps over to sit down! TWO!! Pac escapes, and he SUPERKICKS Cassidy! Pac runs, White shoves Cassidy away so he can clinch Pac! BLADE- NO, Pac slips free to waistlock! White switches with Pac, back suplexes, but Pac lands out! Pac BOOTS White!

Pac has White down, but JUICE ROBINSON runs out here! He’s trying to help White like he did at Double or Nothing! Juice SHOVES Pac down, then Juice runs away. But Cassidy is aimed at White! ORANGE- SNAP SLEEPER SUPLEX!! White hurries to clinch Cassidy, but HIDDEN BLADE hits first!! Ospreay underhooks Cassidy, lifts, STORM- RANA!!! Cassidy covers, TWO?!?! Ospreay springboards, OSCUTTER!!! Cover, OSPREAY WINS!!!

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

The Aerial Assassin is undefeated in Casino Gauntlets, and now he has himself another title match on the horizon! While Ospreay and Mistico talk about running this back for themselves, Swerve makes his way out! The AEW World Champion stares down the AEW International Champion, then circles him in the ring. Ospreay wants to be the #TwoBeltBruv but he might be forgetting Kyle O’Reilly is coming for him this Saturday. Will Ospreay survive a Collision to then go on to the Forbidden Door? Or will the #BillyGoat not be welcomed in Swerve’s House?

My Thoughts:

An awesome Dynamite here to follow Double or Nothing. For one, Casino Gauntlet is proving to be a great stipulation, AEW knows what they’re doing with it since it’s about wild action from half a dozen or more guys. However, I did not think they’d make it Ospreay as the winner again, considering he’s International Champion. As exciting as Ospreay VS Swerve for the top title obviously is, is this going to be belt for belt? Just Swerve’s belt? Is Ospreay going to lose his belt before challenging just so he won’t have a chance to be double champion? As great as Ospreay is, maybe someone else should’ve won tonight.

Garcia also gave a good promo to call out Ospreay for the International Championship. Ospreay probably beats Kyle this Saturday, Garcia probably wins a match of his own, and surely Garcia is named a contender. Garcia could even force Ospreay into a double header, Ospreay defending the International title to open Forbidden Door then challenging Swerve for the world title in the main event. That could be a way around crowning a double champion, but feels like a disservice to Swerve if he beats a guy who already wore himself out in another match. And Rush calling out MJF, there goes the momentum I thought Rush was gonna build this time around…

Meanwhile, I did like that Cassidy toughed it out and still competed tonight. I figured he would say no to Callis, and that Trent would say yes, because that is what made sense all along. Stokely & Kris made for a good set-up so that Trent could get the drop on Cassidy, and Heel Trent in Heel Callis Family will be some good stuff. Cassidy has a lot of that “What’s next?” now that he has no one. Stokely & Kris also had a very good promo to talk trash on Willow and the entire AEW roster, Kris probably bides her time winning squash matches as a Heel until Willow returns and they can fight at Forbidden Door or All In, some big PPV stage.

Mercedes Mone had a good promo to give Willow her props, and having her celebration turn into a fight that then gave us a title match was some good stuff. Of course Mone won, this got her first defense in the books. Vaquer showing up to silently call her out was great, too, Vaquer VS Mone is also a match that dates back to the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship tournament so that’ll be really fun. Very good promo from Moxley, very good match with Rocky, but of course Moxley won. Moxley’s not gonna go extra title matches, he’s just gonna be focused right on Evil and Dominion. Moxley might even head back to Japan for some final build up to that match with just 10 days left.

“TV Time with Chris Jericho” was perfectly done as a purposefully corny and dumb talk show that also felt a little like a kids show with that cardboard tree and fake grass carpet. And the name works as a name pun because now Jericho, Bill and even Bryan Keith will get TV time. Hook listening to Joe now is surprising, but something had to give, and this does build towards the Six Man Tag I was thinking about after Double or Nothing. Joe, Hook & Shibata VS Jericho, Bill & Keith, Keith taking the loss and either Hook gets one last 1v1 for the FTW title or Joe gets his shot and beats Jericho.

Great stuff from The Elite, such as Jack Perry still driving that black school bus and Okada pretending to be emotional getting a brand new Lamborghini. I almost thought there was gonna be some kind of surprise where the driver of the Lambo was Darby and he’d go after Okada. Instead, very clever stuff where The Bucks wanted to gift Jack with the TNT Championship so that they could be the Golden Elite. And therefore, great counter by having Christopher Daniels be a substitute EVP and announcing the qualifier matches. Jack will surely qualify, though, even if he can’t get help from The Elite, but I’d love if someone like Darby or Bryan Danielson get in on the ladder match. That way, if they aren’t gonna win the title, they can at least keep Jack from winning it.

My Score: 9/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (6/15/24)

Happy Anniversary, Collision!



Time sure flies when you’re having fun!

AEW Collision turns one year old tonight, and to “celebrate,” Thunder Rosa and Deonna Purrazzo battle under NO DISQUALIFICATIONS! What won’t these two do to settle the score?


  • 8 Man Tag: The Blackpool Combat Club VS Rocky Romero, Lio Rush & TMDK; The BCC wins.
  • No Disqualifications: Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo; Deonna wins.
  • Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Dalton Castle; Hechicero wins.
  • TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Lee Moriarty VS Dante Martin; Dante wins and advances to Forbidden Door.
  • Kyle O’Reilly VS Anthony Henry; Kyle wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS The House of Black; The House wins.


Christian Cage speaks.

“Welcome to Collision. Welcome to the one year anniversary of Collision. That’s right, it’s been 365 days since I singlehandedly put this show on the map when I won the TNT Championship int he very first episode, and went on a run with the TNT Championship that will never, ever be seen again. Now in the spirit of Christian Cage’s Collision, tonight, I guarantee you will see why AEW is where the best wrestle. And in the spirit of usual unpredictability, on the eve of the most important holiday of the year, Father’s Day, I guarantee you, Christian Cage’s Collision is going to end up being… very special.” Just what does The Patriarch have in mind for “his” show?


8 Man Tag: The Blackpool Combat Club VS Rocky Romero, Lio Rush & TMDK!

Jon Moxley is still IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, Wheeler Yuta is still ROH Pure Champion, and both Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli are still bad, bad men! The BCC is looking to still be the baddest group around, but will they be rolling on towards Forbidden Door? Or will Azucar, The Bad Child and the NEW Undisputed NJPW Tag Team Champions prove they’re just a little bit badder?

The teams sort out and The American Dragon starts against Lio. The fans rally for “B C C! B C C!” as Bryan and Lio circle. They feel things out, Lio ducks the roundhouse but Bryan blocks a kick! Bryan gets a SLEEPER, but Lio slips under to waistlock. Bryan switches, shoves, but Lio redirects! Bryan gets under the heel kick and the fans fire up for the standoff! Lio and Bryan reset, feel things out again, and knuckle lock. Bryan kicks low, brings Lio around to UPPERCUT, then UPPERCUTS again. Bryan whips, Lio reverses to then go up and RANA! Bryan gets up, but Lio runs to wheelbarrow. Bryan powers Lio to the corner, Yuta tags in!

The fans fire up for Yuta but Lio dodges to whip. Yuta whips, Lio reverses, Yuta goes up and over. Lio handsprings under ot kick and ENZIGIRI! Lio brings Yuta over, tag to Rocky, but Yuta gets loose. Rocky and Yuta trade forearms, the fans fire up, and then the CHOPS fly! CHOP after CHOP after CHOP and the fans fire up more! Yuta fires a flurry of forearms, then whips. Rocky slides under, kicks, Yuta ducks the enzigiri but not the HEEL KICK! Yuta rewinds to get around and GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Yuta floats to a facelock, tags Claudio, and the fans cheer as the Swiss Superman kicks low.

Claudio brings Rocky around to CHOP! Claudio whips, Rocky ducks ‘n’ dodges to jump up and RANA! Tag to Mikey Nicholls but Shane Haste jumps in, too! Shane BLASTS the BCC corner while Mikey whips Claudio to a corner. Mikey runs in to clothesline! Feed to Shane’s UPPERCUT and snapmare, then Mikey SLIDING LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Mikey keeps on Claudio and tags Shane. TMDK double whip but Claudio crisscrosses them! Then he runs to DOUBLE BULLDOG! The fans fire up with Claudio and he tags Bryan. Bryan goes up, Shane stands, into the MISSILE DROPKICK! The fans fire up with Bryan as Shane tumbles to a corner!

Bryan runs in to DROPKICK! Bryan keeps going but Shane FLYING ELBOWS! Shane storms around, goes after Bryan, but Bryan drags him into the LEBELL LCOK! Shanes’ team runs in but BCC intercepts! Moxley & Yuta TOSS out Mikey and Lio, but Claudio has Rocky in a COBRA TWIST! Shane endures, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! Bryan lets go while The BCC keeps beating on Mikey, Lio & Rocky! Moxley makes Rocky sit on the railing, Claudio BOOTS him down! Bryan KICKS Shane again and again, “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan winds up to BUZZ_ NO, Shane ducks to shove Bryan! Mikey trips Bryan, Shane basement dropkicks!

Mikey spins Bryan around to UPPERCUT! The ref reprimands, The BCC storms up, and Collision goes picture in picture.

The ref has everyone back off, but Rocky gets cheap shots on Bryan! The ref reprimands, Rocky backs off, and Shane drags Bryan in to stomp him down. Shane drags Bryan up, cravats, then tags in Lio. They mug Bryan, and Lio fires off at the ropes! Tag to Rocky, he adds on with KICKS! Rocky stomps Bryan down, tags Mikey, and they mug Bryan some. Mikey then CHOKES Bryan on the ropes! The ref counts, Mikey lets off, and Bryan sputters as he reaches out. Mikey drags Bryan up to tag in Rocky, and the mugging continues! The ref has to keep The BCC back and that lets the whole team beat up on Bryan!

Rocky taunts Yuta, goes back to Bryan, and brings Bryan around to snapmare. Rocky clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Bryan down. Bryan endures, fights up, but Rocky becomes a backpack! Bryan still reaches out, steps forward, but Rocky lets go to whip Bryan to a corner! Collision returns to single picture, Rocky runs up to clothesline! Rocky keeps going, TWO-EVER! Then THREE-EVER! Rocky hoists Bryan up top, climbs up after him, and goes to the very top. Rocky swivels them hips, but Bryan grabs Rocky for a SUPER ATOMIC DROP! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Rocky and Bryan crawl, hot tag to Shane and he BLASTS BCC!

Shane whips Bryan to a corner runs up, but Bryan dodges, hot tag to Claudio! Claudio BLASTS Lio, UPPERCUTRS Mikey, then UPPERCUTS Shane! Claudio fires off fast hands at the ropes, the ref backs him up, but Claudio jukes to UPPERCUT! The fans fire up, Claudio whips, and he back drops Shane hard! Claudio just keeps going, he UPPERCUTS Rocky on the outside! Claudio brings a chair around the way, sets it up, and then uses it to LAUNCH into Mikey! Claudio then returns to the ring, runs up and DOUBLE STOMPS Shane! The fans fire up and Claudio gets the legs! But Mikey gets in to LARIAT Claudio down!

The fans boo but Yuta DROPKICKS Mikey! Mikey tumbles out, Yuta DIVES onto him, but is THROWN into railing! Shane fireman’s carries Claudio, but Moxley’s in to CUTTER! Moxley shouts to Claudio and Claudio rises up! The fans are thunderous for the hot tag! Moxley gives Mikey a CUTTER! Moxley then runs in to clothesline at the corner! Moxley whips corner to corner, for another clothesline! Moxley goes up to rain down fists! The fans count along as fast as they can, Moxley goes right to TEN, then he reels Mikey in! Stalling PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! But Moxley clamps on with the SLEEPER!

Mikey fights up, pries free and elbows Moxley. Moxley BOOTS back! Mikey rebounds, Moxley dodges, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Lio tags in and he goes up! FINAL HOUR!! Cover, TWO!! Moxley’s not done yet and Lio is shocked! Lio says no, now it’s time! Lio goes up top again, for another FINAL- NO, Moxley moves and Lio rolls through! Moxley BOOTS Lio down! Then Moxley underhooks, for PARADIGM- NO, Lio slips out! TMDK is in, URENAGE BOMB!! Bryan runs in, but into the scoop! Bryan slips free, shoves Mikey into Shane, then BUSAIKU KNEE! Shane DROPKICSK Bryan!

Yuta gives Shane an OLYMPIC SLAM! Rocky hits SLICED BREAD! Claudio SPINEBUSTERS for the GIANT SWING! Azucar goes around and around and around, and the fans count to TEN, but Claudio just picks up speed! Claudio TOSSES Rocky at 15! Lio leaps on for a SLEEPER! Claudio powers Lio around to TOSS into the DEATH RIDER!! Cover, BCC wins!

Winners: Blackpool Combat Club, by pinfall

The BCC defend homefield in AEW, and we’re just two weeks away from Forbidden Door! Moxley then gets the mic to say, “Tetsuya Naito of NJPW is a survivor, but The Forbidden Door is the final conflict. This is it. This is your last chance. I’m not coming to beat you,  Naito. I’m not coming to defend the IWGP Championship. I’m coming to Forbidden Door to put an end to Tetsuya Naito once and for all! Naito, I’m coning to Forbidden Door to finish you, to finish your career, to put you in a pine box, to put you in the ground, and to BURY your ass once and for all!!” A powerful ultimatum with still two weeks to go, will the Maniac also be the man that retires Naito?


Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

Youngstown, Ohio, please welcome The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn! The fans fire up as Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass make their way to the ring. Schiavone lets Caster have the mic, and he says usually the Acclaimed comes out here with a rap, some punchlines, but tonight, if you didn’t see, but the “love” EVPs, the Young F’s…! Well, those guys issued a $5 THOUSAND FINE on them for disparaging company executives!? There was a tweet about it! Seems these EVPs are outta touch with the fans! Youngstown confirms!

Caster says the fans don’t want a couple of women’s business suit wearing a-holes! They want Platinum Max roasting everyone! They want Bowens & Billy hitting the scissor fingers, and you bet they want The Acclaimed to become the NEW AEW World Tag team Champions! And if Bowens was The Bucks, he wouldn’t focus the pettiness on raps and tweets, but on the fact that they will be face to face with The Acclaimed for the first time in four years. And this isn’t the same team they faced before in 2020. They are not an upstart! They have the same exact accolades as The Bucks do! Scissor King, Platinum Max, FORMER AEW World Tag Team Champions, FORMER AEW World Trios Champions, the WINNINGEST team in the history of AEW!!

And all they have to get the titles back is beat The Bucks twice. So do your worst! FINE them, but all they want is to get those titles back, get this company back, and prove that EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! In fact, forget fines! Take those fines, stick ’em up your virgin asses, because everyone here is gonna kick it old school for you! YO! YO! YO! LISTEN~! But then someone says NOOOO~! And it’s Brandon Cutler! He tells The Acclaimed to listen! This one year anniversary of Collision is to be a night of praise for the EVPs! They’ve carried this show since day one! But these limp noodles use their public platform to disparage!

So if they want a fine? FINE! Here’s a $10 THOUSAND fine! Then it’ll be $15- Christopher Daniels comes out here to stop Cutler. The Acclaimed had Daniels’ back, so here’s some good news. Tony Khan has REVERSED the fines, they get their money back! And Cutler, we don’t need to hear any more from you. But Cutler shows his clipboard to Daniels. Daniels SMACKS Cutler with the clipboard! Then DECKS him with his fist! Daniels TOSSES Cutler in for The Acclaimed to handle! They trip him up, hold him open, and Bowens goes up to say, SCISSOR ME TIMBERS~! Cutler crawls away in shame, but will The Bucks make sure The Acclaimed pay for that on Wednesday?


No Disqualifications: Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo!

La Mera Mera tried to be an ally to The Virtuosa against their common enemy, but the only thing they had in common was that they wanted to be the one to take down Toni Storm. That made them into enemies, and it has escalated to this! With nothing holding these two back, who stops at nothing to make sure the other regrets ever showing up in AEW?

Deonna doesn’t wait, she attacks while Rosa’s on the corner! The bell rings and Deonna puts Rosa in the Tree of Woe. Deonna runs in, but Rosa sits up! Deonna slides out of the ring, and Rosa CROSSBODIES down onto her! Rosa fires off hands, then POSTS Deonna! The fans rally behind Rosa and she CHOPS Deonna against the apron. Rosa SMACKS Deonna off the steel steps, then off them again, and then again! Rosa stands on Deonna, Deonna pushes her away, and Rosa starts bringing out stuff from under the ring! A chain, a trash can, and the lid! Rosa SMACKS Deonna with the lid! And then pushes the lid into Deonna with a boot!

The fans want tables but Rosa runs up first. Deonna dodges, Rosa dropkicks the steps! Deonna drags Rosa up, puts an arm between steps and post, then BOOTS the steps! Rosa falls back, clutching the elbow! Deonna snarls, goes looking under the ring, and she brings out a kendo stick! Deonna throws that all the way over the ring, but she gets some chairs. Deonna wedges a chair in a corner, then gets Rosa up. Rosa reverses the whip but Deonna stops herself! Deonna kicks and whips, but Rosa stops. Rosa ELBOWS Deonna, fireman’s carries, then DEATH VALLEY DRIVERS! Cover, TWO! Deonna stays in this but Rosa goes looking for more!

Rosa brings out a TABLE! Youngstown cheers as Rosa gets that big thing up, only for Deonna to DROPKICK it into her! The fans boo but Deonna soaks up the heat, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Deonna drags the table up for herself, and she puts that in the ring. Deonna drags Rosa up, wrenches, then kicks Rosa. Deonna hammerlocks an arm before she POSTS Rosa! And then she hammerlocks and POSTS Rosa again! Rosa clutches the side of her face, but there’s no blood, yet. Deonna gets Rosa in the ring, then drags her over to snapmare by the table. Deonna steps over Rosa to trap the arms, then turns her over so she can dribble Rosa’s head onto the wood! Deonna lets off and Rosa flops over. Cover, TWO! Rosa is tougher than that but Deonna keeps her cool as Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and the two fight over a chair. Deonna JAMS Rosa up, takes a swing, but Rosa dodges! Rosa BOOTS the chair into Deonna! Then Rosa grabs the chair to JAM Deonna, and SMACK her on the back! And SMACK her again! Rosa brings Deonna around, fireman’s carries, and SAMOAN DROPS her on the folded table! Cover, TWO! Deonna is still in this but Rosa drags her around to put in a corner. Rosa hoists Deonna up top, goes up after her, but Deonna fights with body shots! Rosa CLUBS Deonna in return, but Deonna slips under! Rosa rains down fists, so Deonna YANKS her into the buckle! CHEEKY NANDOS!

Rosa falls into the Tree of Woe, Deonna runs up and this time, she RAMS into Rosa! Rosa falls out of the Tree, Deonna covers, TWO!! Rosa survives that Spear of Woe or whatever you’d call it, and the fans rally up. Deonna drags Rosa up, slashes her throat, and then Gotch lifts, but Rosa fights that! Rosa wrenches out to FULL METAL DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives hitting steel but Rosa won’t let up. Rosa brings Deonna over to a corner, and puts the trash can around her! The fans cheer as Rosa stomps away on Deonna! Deonna sits down, Rosa grabs the table and she brings that around. The fans cheer as it’s finally set up!

Rosa SMACKS the can with the chain! Then Rosa finishes setting the table up, to use it as a ramp! FLYING SHOTGUN into the trash can!! The fans are thunderous for that unique use of a table, and then Rosa covers Deonna, TWO!?!? Deonna survives the savage innovation, but Rosa won’t give up just yet. Rosa completely stands the table up now, but Deonna has a chair! She slide sit at Rosa, the table falls over, but Rosa JAMS Deonna up with it! Rosa reels Deonna in, underhooks, but Deonna fights the package to wrench out! Deonna reels Rosa in, for a KNEELING PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!!! Rosa lives and Deonna is stunned!

Deonna clamps onto the arm, FUJIWARA! Rosa reaches out, but ends up in the VENUS DE MILO!!! Rosa reaches with her legs, but Deonna HAMMERS away on her head! Deonna rolls past Rosa to then look around on the outside. She LOW BLOWS a staff member!? Just to CLOBBER Rosa with his camera!!! Deonna shows no mercy to anyone, and she puts Rosa in the ropes! MOTORCYCLE STRETCH IN THE ROPES! Rosa’s out cold, Deonna wins!!

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by referee stoppage

That camera shot might as well have been a knockout! But Deonna still gets the win either way. Is Deonna going to move on from Rosa once and for all to then go after a title? Or will Rosa’s revenge not die with one loss?


Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Dalton Castle

Now this is a unique match-up! The Alchemist of Lucha is taking on The Peacock, and… wait are those The Outrunners being Castle’s substitute Boys? Well, uh, Turbo & Truth aside, will Castle be too hot to handle even for the man that summons fire? Or will Hechicero turn this Forbidden Door appetizer into sweet, sweet victory?

The bell rings and the fans fire up as these two get face to face. Hechi shoves Castle, Castle gets serious. They feel things out, tie up, and Hechi facelocks. Castle still powers Hechi to ropes, the ref calls the break, and the two let off clean. Castle gets fired up and eggs Hechi on. Hechi CHOPS, so Castle UPPERCUTS! They fire back and forth, CHOP for forearm, then Castle fires off a flurry! Castle runs, but HEchi follows to CROSSBODY! Hechi slips right into a SLEEPER at the ropes! Hechi shoves Castle away, goes up, and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Cover, TWO! Hechi kicks Castle around and eggs him on.

Hechi CLUBS away on Castle, runs, but Castle wrenches to LARIAT, KNEE, and DDT! The fans fire up as Castle gets a wild look in the eyes. Castle clamps on a half nelson, then CLUBS away on Hechi to get him up. Hechi fights with elbows of his own, but runs into an Alabama Lift! Castle spins, BANGAAA- NO, Hechi slips free, pops Castle up, and has the COBRA CLUTCH STRAITJACKET! Castle flails, pushes back to a cover, TWO! Hechi keeps the body scissors, wants the rear naked choke but Castle rolls. Hechi drags Castle up but Castle arm-drags free! Hechi BOOTS back, swings, but Castle blocks to ELBOW!

Castle snarls, runs, but Hechi follows to LARIAT in the corner! Hechi fires fast hands and a CHOP! Castle sits down, Kaun & Liona like what they see. Hechi powers up but runs into a clinch! EXPLODER! Castle and Hechi both rise, and the fans fire up with Castle! Hechi swings, but into another lift! Hechi sunset flips, TWO!! Castle just manages to escape, and he BOOTS Hechi! Hechi goes to a corner, Castle runs in but Hechi dodge! SHINING WIZARD! Hechi keeps going, LA MYSTICA LEG DROP! Cover, Hechi wins!

Winner: Hechicero, by pinfall

That was some in-ring magic for sure! The Gates of Agony celebrate with their new ally, will they and The Machine, Brian Cage, soon take over AEW and CMLL? But then Hechi beats up on Castle, puts him in a corner, and Liona HIP ATTACKS! Kaun METEORAS! The fans boo, but The Outrunners run in! Only to get CLOBBERED by The Gates… Hechi then feeds Castle to the Gates for the LARIAT SANDWICH! And they CLOSE- NO! Daniel Garcia hurries out here, with a chair! He and Daddy Magic have Castle’s back as they run off Hechi & The Gates! Will even The Alchemist of Lucha fear Red Death?


Backstage interview with Dante Martin.

Arkady Aura is with Angel Dorado, as well as his teammates, Darius Martin & Action Andretti. She brings up Dante facing Lee Moriarty in the TNT Championship qualifier. However, everyone else is banned from ringside. Dante says that’s fine, because Top Flight is about friendly competition. He remembers a time when Lee Moriarty was once about that. Darius asks if Dante is running. He’s not. Is he scared? He’s not. Because this is one of the best high-fliers today! High-flying and redeye-ing! Action promises that at Forbidden Door, Dante will be the NEW TNT Champion! But in steps Lio Rush. He says what’s up, long time no see. Good to see he has some new friends.

Not sure if any of them knew this or not, but Lio and Action go way back. That’s true. So as far as Darius, nice to finally meet you. Darius knows who Lio is, and won’t shake his hand. Okay, that’s fine. Just wanted to wish Dante luck tonight. Maybe see them around. Lio heads out, Action says yeah, great seeing him again. Top Flight heads out, but will Dante book him and the boys some golden tickets to Long Island? Or will #TAIGASTYLE make sure Shane Taylor Promotions takes over New York?


The Patriarchy is in the ring.

And “Mother” Shayna Wayne asks for everyone’s attention. They boo her? They boo a mother?! How dare you! Shayna demands they all get on their feet right now and pay respect to “the greatest father to ever live,” THEIR Patriarch, Christian Cage. And with that, Captain Charisma makes his way out here. Christian takes the mic and sits in the fancy chair they have for him. “Well, I didn’t exactly have ‘spending the most important holiday of the year’ in The Rust Belt, but here we are.” The fans boo but Christian says Youngstown needs to sit down and shut their mouths while he conducts his business.

Now, he’d be remised if he didn’t acknowledge what today is. Today is the anniversary of his son, Nick Wayne’s biological father passing away. Christian says that can affect a child many different ways. You might wonder why the universe can be so cool. But in a strange way, Nick’s father dying was the best thing that could’ve ever happened to him, because it led him to Christian Cage. The fans boo but Christian says this veiled picture must of course be a gift for him. Did Nick commission this? Nick even has a card! Christian opens it up, and it says Happy Father’s Day. A homemade card from the heart? Should he read it?

“To Dad, You are the greatest TNT Champion in history,m and I can only dream of having half your tlanet, but I will keep striving to prove my worth. Love, Nick.” How thoughtful, Christian appreciates that. And uh, can we unveil the portrait now? Of course! The curtain is taken away, and it’s a failry impressive painting. Did Luchasaurus do this himself? Wow. Then uh, this is… Okay. But Nick’s card is unbelievable! He’s a wordsmith! It’s popping off the paeg! Christian has never been prouder, he will cherish this forever. And uh, Killswitch- The fans chant “LUCHASAURUS!” but he says shut up, he’s Killswitch! Killswitch, why can’t you be more like Nick?

Luchasaurus storms off! The fans cheer but Christian says he wasn’t excused! Get back in line! Christian has something important to say and everyone will want to hear this. Luchasaurus reluctantly stands back by the chair, and Christian says that’s a good looking guy in the picture either way. Now, it is no secret that Double Or Nothing was a couple weeks ago. And Christian clearly fell short in his quest to become AEW World Champion. But what you might not realize is that there is alternate footage clearly showing his shoulder was up! The EVPs want to do the right thing and show this footage, but he politely asked not to show it.

This family does not make excuses here! They just roll up their sleeves and get back to work! Christian vows to one day be World Champion, and that path starts with winning the Trios Championships! That’s right! Christian’s gift to his “sons” is that they will hold titles together. The fans still chant for Luchasaurus but Christian tells them to shut up! Now yes, it is uncommon for the father to give a gift to his children on Father’s Day, but that is what a good father would do. He would give anything to make his children smile. Hey, even Tony Khan’s dad gave him millions upon millions of dollars to start this company!

But here’s the thing, Tony Khan, this very instant, Christian Cage says this is HIS company! He is the greatest, most talked about and influential star in this sport! He will win every accolade until he goes down as THE greatest in history! So Tony, Christian is your father now. They are The Patriarchy, the next Trios Champions, the Faces of TNT, now and forever! Captain Charisma has spoken, but will his declaration become reality?


The Bang Bang Gang speaks.

Juice Robinson says it is the one-year anniversary of Collision, and they are the Collision Cowboys, the men who built this brick by brick! Juice broke his back carrying this place! Colten says that as such, they hold a lot of gold. There are a lot of teams gunning for them, but they can’t handle the pressure. House of Black tonight, and now The Patriarchy wants a shot? Yeah, it’s Father’s Day, but you don’t get special privilege. Get in line! Austin adds that House of Black, they’re not sure what’s going on, maybe they’ve been in the dark too long, but open your eyes, dilate the pupils, and uh, notice that Jay White isn’t here.

Tonight is NOT for the titles, but tonight is about proving whether or not if you can hang with the OGs! And if you’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP!


TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Lee Moriarty VS Dante Martin!

As we heard from Dante, these two used to be friends, but ambition seems to have given #TAIGASTYLE a bit of a salty edge. Will Lee use that edge to clip Angel Dorado’s wings? Or will Dante prove that he not only does things the right way, but can win at the same time?

The bell rings, the fans rally as the two circle, and then Lee goes for a leg. Dante steps over, trips Lee, then speeds up. Lee drops, hurdles, but Dante stops to hurdle and drop. Lee handsprings, then shimmies and shakes. The fans cheer and the two reset. Dante and Lee feel things out, and the fans are behind Dante. Lee gives a testing kick, then the two knuckle lock. Lee wrenches, trips Dante, then GROUND DRAGON SCREWS! The fans are torn, but Lee drags Dante around by the leg< Dante kicks free, reaches up, and RANAS! The fans fire up, Dante speeds up, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then jumps to RANA again!

Lee flounders, Dante stays by ropes,. Lee runs up, Dante goes up and over! Lee tumbles out of the ring, Dante builds speed! Dante FLIES, but lands safe as Lee moves aside! Lee thinks he’s safe, but then Dante uses the corner to DROPKICK Lee down! Dante copies the shimmy and then drags Lee up. Dante CHOPS Lee against the railing! The fans fire up for that one, and Dante puts Lee in the ring. Dante then jumps right up to the apron, springboards, but Lee trips him up! Dante tumbles back down and Lee grins. Lee claps and the fans applaud, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Lee waits on Dante, and Dante slides back in. Lee stomps Dante at the ropes again and again and again! Dante writhes, Lee drags him up, then KNEES low. Lee fires m ore knees, then shoves Dante to RAM into him. Lee reels Dante in to HALF HATCH! Roll back and cover, TWO! Lee keeps on Dante with a hammerlock, then traps that arm to go after the other. Dante endures, even as Lee pushes on the arm. Lee twists the fingers and wrist to bend the arm, and then use it as a recliner! Dante endures as Lee gives a thumbs up. Lee then sits back up, to stomp the arm down! Dante writhes, Lee stomps him around, then Lee drags Dante up.

Lee fires more knees into Dante, shoves him, but Dante leaps up and over to sunset flip! TWO, and Lee ROCKS Dante with fast hands! Dante blocks a kick but not the KNEE! Dante sits down, Lee basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Lee is annoyed but he clamps onto the arm again. Dante endures, Lee bends the fingers and wrist, to JAM the fingers into the mat! Dante still endures, but Lee clamps on, chinbars, and pushes on the joint. The fans rally, Dante fights, but Lee throws knees to keep him down. Lee pulls on the chinbar but Dante powers up. Collision returns to single picture, and the fans rally as Dante pries free!

Dante arm-drags Lee away, Lee runs up, but Dante BOOTS him! ROLLING ELBOW! Dante ROCKS Lee again, whips, but the bad arm jams up! Lee whips Dante away, runs up, but Dante slips to the outside! Dante ROCKS Lee, springboards to go up and around, but Lee grabs a leg. Dante kicks him away, jumps again and CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Lee survives but Dante stays focused. The fans fire up with Dante as he rises, and Dante reels Lee in. Lee fights the half nelson, so Dante CLUBS away! Lee wrenches free of the waistlock, brings Dante to a knee, and he SNAPS the fingers! What a villain!

Lee gets Dante’s arms tired up, clinches, YOYO URENAGE! Into the BORDER CITY STRETCH!! Dante endures, reaches out, and he crawls with the one free arm! Lee kicks at that arm, but Dante uses a leg for the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer as Lee lets off, and then Lee brings Dante up! Lee suplexes into a SLAM, then covers, TWO!! Dante escapes that deep tuck and Lee is frustrated. Lee kicks at Dante while they’re both down, then Lee rises up. Lee aims, Dante rises, and Lee runs up, but Dante ducks the kick! JUMP KNEE! Lee wobbles, but he BOOTS back! Lee runs up, into a KNEE from Dante!

Dante goes up, METEORA! Lee is down and the fans fire up as Dante climbs a corner! MAMBA SPLASH!! Cover, Dante wins!

Winner: Dante Martin, by pinfall (advances to Forbidden Door)

And with that, the fourth spot is filled! Dante joins Mark Briscoe, Konosuke Takeshita & Jack Perry, but wait! Shane Taylor & Anthony Ogogo show up to mug Dante! The fans boo as STP are sore losers! BODY SHOT from Ogogo! But here come Darius & Action! They fight with STP but that’s 3v2! Shane DECKS Darius, Ogogo GERMAN SUPLEXES Action! URENAGE for Darius! The fans boo more but STP doesn’t care. Lio Rush hurries out here, he asks what this is all about. Shane dares Lio to bring his little ass in here! Lio does, and he slips under Shane to shove Ogogo into him! Then he schoolboys Ogogo to SPIN KICK!

Shane whips Lio but Lio stops himself at the ropes! Lio eggs Shane on, then DUMPS him out! Lee runs up but Lio TOSSES Him out, and HANDSPRING KICKS Lee into Shane! Lio stands tall with Top Flight, and refs hurry out to stop this from getting any wilder. Will Shane Taylor make sure Lio meets his final hour soon enough? As for Dante and Top Flight, they nod respect to Lio, but still no handshakes. Will Lio just have to give them all time to trust him?


Hikaru Shida speaks.

“I have been in AEW since day one. I am a three-time world champion. I am the longest reigning AEW Women’s World Champion. And I am officially entering the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. That tournament needs me. And Wembley Stadium needs me! And the Shining Samurai will go to Wembley Stadium to once again become Women’s Champion.” Will Shida shine all the way through the Summer to then go All In on an incredible fourth Women’s World Championship reign?


Kyle O’Reilly VS Anthony Henry!

The Violent Artist has been trying to do things on his own, but even now, Roderick Strong & The Kingdom tag along. They’re on commentary for this match, and BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite! It will be an “All-Star 8 Man” as Roderick Strong joins forces with Kyle Fletcher, Konosuke Takeshita and Zack Sabre Jr. VS Kyle O’Reilly, Orange Cassidy, Dante Martin & Mark Briscoe. Will the Savior of the Backbreaker still be able to support his “friend” here tonight knowing that now? Or will Roddy find himself rooting for the other guy?

The bell rings and the two circle. They feel things out, and tie up. Henry powers Kyle back but Kyle turns that around. They go around and around, Kyle waistlocks but Henry switches. Kyle switches and drags Henry down Henry blocks one kick but has to duck the other! The fans cheer as Henry backs off, and the two reset. Kyle and Henry feel things out, knuckle lock, and go shoulder to shoulder. They go around, Henry throws Kyle down but Kyle has the leg guard up. Kyle kicks one knuckle lock apart to trip Henry up. Henry uses a leg guard now, but Kyle stands. Henry uses body scissors to climb up and go for the arm!

Kyle moves around, back drops and ARMBAR! Henry scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Kyle lets go, KICKS at Henry, then wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! This relentless Kyle is the kind Roddy likes. Kyle wrenches, whips, but Henry holds ropes! Kyle KICKS the leg, then hooks it. Henry turns that around to RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Henry traps Kyle’s head to NECK TWIST! Henry holds on, grabs an arm, then gives some kicks. Kyle just gets mad! The fans rally for Kyle and Roddy also coaches Kyle. Kyle stands, Henry KICKS, but Kyle ROCKS Henry. They fire off forearms, henry fires a strike fest!

Kyle blocks a kick, gives a strike fest in return, then SWEEPS the legs! The fans fire up as Henry flounders to a corner. Kyle runs up to forearm SMASH! Then wrench and ELOBW BREAKER, to a KNEE, to a suplex and FALCON ARROW into the ARMBAR! Henry TAPS, Kyle wins!

Winner: Kyle O’Reilly, by submission

Roddy says that’s because of his presence! Roddy says Kyle is clearly missing something, or someone, to help him get that edge. Will Kyle show Roddy plenty of that “edge” this Wednesday?


Six Man Tag: The Bang Bang Gang VS The House of Black!

We heard from Rock Hard Juice Robinson, Fully Cocked Colten, and… Austin earlier tonight, but now is time to put up or shut up! Malakai, Brody & Buddy have been World Trios Champions before, but will they get one step closer to becoming Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Champions? Or will the House fold when facing the Collision Cowboys in their house?

The trios sort out, but then they all step to each other. The fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” but we get Juice and The Dark Father. Juice and Malakai circle, then tie up. Malakai headlocks, Juice powers out but Malakai runs him over! Cover, ONE and Juice arm-drags! Malakai headscissors, Juice kips free, but Malakai avoids the arm-drag to sit down. The fans fire up, so Juice lifts a leg a la dogs. Malakai stands up to KICK Juice down! Juice scrambles away, Austin tags in. Austin is all fired up, but then Brody tags in! Austin turns around and tags Colten! Colten says that’s fine, he can bark it up. Brody swings, Colten bobs ‘n’ weaves and ROCKS-

Er, well, no, Brody doesn’t seem too bothered. Brody runs Colten over, he runs Austin over, then runs them both over! The Gunns stagger up, Brody runs up to DOUBLE LRIAT them out! Juice runs in but Brody TOSSES him out onto The Gunns! The fans fire up as The House stands together, they all build speed, but the Bang Bang Gang gets in to say BANG! So the House DECKS them all! The House tosses everyone out and the brawl is on as Collision goes picture in picture!

Brody is after Juice, Malakai TOSSES Austin, and Buddy CHOPS Colten. Malakai BOOTS Austin into the crowd! Brody sits Juice in a corner to CHOP! Malakai joins in to mug Juice, and Buddy KNEES Colten. Brody brings Juice around to whip hard into railing! Austin returns but Malakai KNEES him down. Brody CLUBS Austin, the fans fire up, and Brody CHOPS Austin. Buddy brings Colten over to join in, and he UPPERCUTS Colten into a seat. Brody herds Austin and Juice that way, the Bang Bang Gang all take seats, and Malakai KICKS away on them all! The fans hoot and bark with Brody as he runs in, to TRIPLE CROSSBODY!

The fans cheer and high-five Brody as The Bang Bang Gang all slumps down. Brody drags Colten up to put him in, and then stalks Colten to his empty corner. Brody grins at Colten’s fear, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns again and Buddy tags Malakai. They mug Colten, then Malakai wrenches to tag Buddy. Buddy climbs up to DOUBLE STOMP Colten’s arm! Buddy taunts Austin, goes back to Colten and wrenches. Tag to Malakai and he KNEES the arm! Malakai wrenches but Colten throws him down by his hair! Tag to Austin and Austin stomps away on Malakai! The ref counts, Austin lets off, but Malakai BOOTS him! Austin runs up to CLOBBER Malakai! Austin throws hands, then tags in Colten. They whip Malakai, to BODY SHOT, KNEE LIFT, and DROPKICK! Juice tags in to SENTON! Cover, TWO!

Juice stands on Malakai, the Gunns YANK Buddy & Brody down! Juice whips Malakai hard into the corner! Juice stomps away on Malakai, argues with the ref, then drags Malakai back up. Juice snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Malakai is still in this and Juice is frustrated. Juice stands Malakai up to bump him off buckles, then he tags Austin in. They mug Malakai, Austin asks “Who’s the Ass Boy now?” “YOU!!” Austin frowns, then fires hands on Malakai. Tag to Colten, he stomps away on Malakai. The ref counts, Colten ROCKS Malakai but the fans rally up. Juice tags in, he stomps at Malakai, then eggs him on.

Juice HEADBUTTS, but Malakai ROCKS Juice, DECKS the Gunns, then fires off on Juice! Juice blocks a kick, to LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Malakai is still in this and Juice is upset with the ref’s count! Juice clamps onto Malakai for a chinlock but Malakai endures. Malakai fights up as the fans rally, and Malakai KICKS the bad leg! Juice THROAT CHOPS back! Malakai falls into a corner, Juice goes corner to corner, CANNONBALL only gets buckles! Malakai crawls, as does Juice, hot tag to Colten! He CLOBBERS Malakai, then whips him away. Colten runs up, but only gets buckles! Austin tags in, grabs Malakai’s foot, but Malakai BOOTS him into Colten!

Hot tag to Buddy! The fans fire up as the Aussie Juggernaut fires off strikes and a BOOT to Austin! POP-UP KNEE for Colten! Austin runs up, into a tilt-o-whirl and LAWN DART into Colten! Buddy reels Austin in for the JACKHAMMER! Cover, Juice breaks it! The fans boo but Juice hurries to BLAST Brody! Juice goes back to Buddy to whip, but Buddy lands safe on the apron! Buddy GAMANGIRIS Juice, bumps him off buckles, then BOOTS him away! Buddy goes up, Juice staggers around, into the METEORA! Cover, TWO! Buddy’s bad knee is bothering him, but he hobbles up to tag in Brody. Brody storms in and the fans fire up as we go picture in picture again.

Buddy has medics check his knee, he may have taken himself out when he hit Juice. Brody does his best to focus on the match, and he puts Austin in a corner. Buddy is in some serious pain, though. Brody runs up to CLOBBER Austin in the corner! Brody hoots and barks and gets the fans back into this. Brody roars, runs, but Colten saves his brother! The Bang Bang Gang regroups on the outside, the medics are still checking on Buddy but it isn’t looking good. This is basically 3v2 now. Juice & The Gunns strategize, knowing they have the advantage now. The ref has Bang Bang Gang settle down a minute while Buddy is helped to the back.

The fans applaud as Buddy is doing his best to walk on the good leg, and Collision returns to single picture. But the Gunns jump on Brody, they and Juice mug him, and Malakai tries to help but is sent back out! The fans chant “YOU SUCK!” but the Bang Bang Gang doesn’t care! Tag to Colten and he stomps away on Brody. The ref counts, Colten tags Austin back in, and now Austin stomps Brody. Tag to Juice, he gets some stomps in! The fans still taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” but Juice blows boogers onto Brody! Then Juice CANNONBALLS! Direct hit and Juice covers, TWO! Brody stays in this and the fans fire up!

Austin tags in, then he tags Colten. The Gunns get Brody up, whip him to ropes, but Brody denies the 3:10 with a LARIAT! And another LARIAT! Juice runs up, but into a BOSS MAN SLAM! Brody is down and the fans fire up! Brody crawls, the fans hoot and bark, hot tag to Malakai! Malakai breaks through Colten’s lariat to BOOT Austin! Malakai dodges Colten, DECKS Austin, then ELBOWS Colten! A strike fest and a LEG SEWEP for Austin! SLIDING KNEE! The fans fire up, but Juice takes the QUEBRADA for Colten! Malakai still ROUNDHOUSES Colten and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!!

Malakai snarls and the fans fire up! Colten rises, distracts the ref with talk of injury, and Juice grabs a leg! Malakai kicks Juice away, but Colten runs up, FLYING FOREARM! Cover, TWO!! Colten’s shot doesn’t finish this but he tags to Austin. The Gunns get Malakai up, double whip, 3:10- NO, Malakai BOOTS Colten, BOOTS Austin, but Juice HOTSHOTS! FAMOUSER from Austin! Cover, TWO!! Malakai survives and Austin is stunned! The Gunns reload, call their shot, and they coordinate with Juice! Juice goes up, but Brody is back! The Gunns dodge him, 3:10 TO YUMA!!! But they have to get Malakai down!

Austin turns Malakai, Juice finally aims, but PAC is here?! The Bastard spooks Juice, trips him up, then flips off Austin! Austin swings on Pac, but turns around into THE END!!! Cover, The House wins!!

Winners: The House of Black, by pinfall

The Bastard told The Bang Bang Gang that he was not going to let what they did to Death Triangle slide! The House still gets the win, even with Buddy going down with a bad knee. But then The Patriarchy has to come in via the tron to ruin all the fun. Christian Cage says congratulations to The House. Congratulations on becoming the #1 contenders to the World Trios Championships. The only problem is, they’re not a trio anymore. The Patriarchy reveals they took out Buddy!! The Patriarchy leaves Buddy down and out, right as Malakai & Brody rush to the back! Will Christian Cage stoop to new lows just so he and his “sons” can rise up the ranks?

My Thoughts:

A great Collision for the anniversary episode, and I appreciate it was more rock, less talk. The only real talky stuff was everything Christian Cage did, but even that wasn’t so bad because he didn’t take forever getting to the point. He takes credit for all the good Collision content, heavily favors Nick Wayne over Killswitchasaurus, and then tries to hide his failure at Double Or Nothing by going for the trios titles, which he can totally just use Nick and Luchasaurus to win for him when the time comes. Really good promo from Bang Bang Gang in response, and great main event between Bang Bang Gang and House of Black.

If Buddy isn’t actually hurt, he was doing amazing acting tonight. And with how Christian “attacked” Buddy, it seems the story is the same either way: The House will need a new third man to challenge Jay White & The Gunns. Pac showed up to stick it to the Bang Bang Gang, so maybe The Bastard becomes an honorary member of The House of Black just to take the titles. And honestly, what better feud than Christian “Greatest Father Ever” Cage and “The Bastard” Pac, with how “bastard” also has the old definition of “a fatherless child.” And honestly, when is Luchasaurus going to break away from Christian? Should happen during the trios title match.

Really good 8 Man Tag, but I should’ve figured BCC would win, and that Moxley would again tell Naito that he’s done after Forbidden Door. It’s the same thing he’s been saying all week since Dominion last Sunday, he’ll probably keep saying it for those who weren’t paying attention, and I am starting to think that’s just because he’s going to lose in Long Island so Naito can have finish his last run with the world title. And good integration as Lio says hey to Dante before Dante has his match with Lee. Great win for Dante, and I figured he would because you need a true high-flyer in a ladder match. Lio helping fight off Shane Taylor Promotions is also interesting, can’t wait to see which way this splits. Could someone be leaving Top Flight to join STP?

Kyle VS Henry was a strange filler-not-filler, because at least we got the news of an 8 Man Tag happening for Dynamite. It’ll be a great match, with some Forbidden Door build involved as Cassidy will be facing Zack Sabre Jr. and now we’ll be seeing Mark Briscoe, Dante Martin, and Konosuke Takeshita in the ladder match. With that, feels like one of the Kyles takes a loss. Either Roddy purposefully costs O’Reilly or accidentally costs Fletcher. I’m thinking the former so that Roddy can insist O’Reilly still needs him to be relevant. Then they can take that feud through the Summer, maybe even into the Men’s Owen Hart Cup.

Really good promo from Shida, and she’ll be a great part of the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Probably won’t win it, though, with the potential story of Mariah May challenging Toni Storm, or with Willow looking to go back-to-back. Very good match from Hechicero VS Dalton Castle, and it was a rather clever move that The Outrunners were the pseudo-boys that failed to save Castle while Garcia & Menard succeeded. Add Angelo Parker to that and you’ve got an 8 Man Tag right there of Garcia, Menard, Parker & Castle VS Hechicero & The Cage of Agony. Very good No DQ match from Deonna VS Rosa, but as I said earlier in the week, I figured Deonna would win. She’s a Heel, the current champions are Faces, she will make a good challenger to maybe the TBS Championship for All In.

And a great promo from The Acclaimed to call out The Bucks for their continued abuses of power. Cutler being the scrub that takes beatings on behalf of The EVPs is a pretty silly recurring gag, but Daniels getting in on the fun was good stuff. The Acclaimed surely do find a way to win the Title Eliminator in order to force a title match that The Bucks probably cheat to win. This probably still leads to Acclaimed helping Swerve for Blood & Guts, as I sensed on Wednesday.

My Score: 8.8/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (6/14/24)

Toni Storm is on a Rampage!



The Leading Lady “rehearses” for The Forbidden Door.

The AEW Women’s World Champion knows Mina Shirakawa wants her spotlight, but Toni Storm must first test her mettle against “Titanium” Alex Windsor!


  • Toni Storm w/ Mariah May & Luther VS Alex Windsor; Storm wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Cage of Agony VS Solomon Tupu, Jay Marston & Kevin Gutierrez; The Cage of Agony wins.
  • Rocky Romero VS Shota Umino; Shota wins.
  • Satnam Singh w/ Sonjay Dutt & Jay Lethal VS Rosario Grillo; Satnam wins.
  • PAC VS Jay Lethal w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh; Pac wins.


Toni Storm w/ Mariah May & Luther VS Alex Windsor!

The Leading Lady knows her beloved, budding protege’s past partner is coming for her prized possession, but she is looking to send a message tonight. Will Mina Shirakawa hear that message loud and clear? Or will Titanium Alex be nobody’s tune-up?

Speaking of, Alex doesn’t even wait for the bell, she goes after Toni the moment she’s in a corner! The fans boo but the bell rings and the ref reprimands. Alex fires off haymakers on Storm, then bumps her off buckles. Windsor soaks up the heat, whips Storm back in, then runs up to CHOP! Windsor soaks up more heat, then runs back in, but into a THESZ PRESS! Storm rains down fast hands, then fires up! The fans are with her and Storm gives Windsor a point-blank HIP ATTACK! And then another! And then another! Storm winds up, the fans fire up, and BOOM, another hip attack! Windsor tumbles out while the fans cheer.

Storm runs side to side to HIP ATTACK Windsor off the apron! Storm calls Mariah over, nuzzles her, then goes after Windsor. Storm CLUBS Windsor, drags her up, then reels her in. Windsor fights the suplex, throws body shots, and then swings, but Storm DECKS her first! Storm goes to the ring but Windsor gets her for a wheelbarrow! Windsor SMASHES Storm off the apron! Windsor KICKS Storm, gets her back up, and hits an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Storm flounders, Mariah is concerned but Windsor gets in her way. Windsor CLUBS Storm, HAMMERS away, then soaks up the heat. Windsor slides into the ring and Mariah checks on Storm.

Windsor taunts Storm, then goes back out to fetch her. But now Luther stands in Windsor’s way to keep her from getting at Mariah. Windsor drags Storm up, whips her, and POSTS her! Storm staggers around, Windsor runs up to CLUB her again, then throws body shots! Windsor CLUBS Storm, soaks up more heat, but Storm RAMS Windsor into barriers! The fans fire up as Storm rolls into the ring. The fans rally as Windsor drags Storm to a corner, to SLAM the legs into the post! And again! And again! And again! The ref reprimands, but Windsor YANKS Storm out to CLUB her down. Windsor rolls into the ring while fans rally behind Storm.

Luther & Mariah check on Storm, but Windsor goes out again. Luther says to stay back, but Windsor SHOVES Luther into Mariah, which sends Mariah into Storm! The fans boo but Windsor stomps away on Storm, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Windsor drags Storm up and ROCKS her with a forearm! Storm sputters and staggers around the way, but Windsor stalks after her. Windsor has Storm against barriers to CLAW the eyes! Windsor puts Storm in the ring, drags her to a cover, TWO! Storm is tougher than that, and Mariah scowls at Windsor. Windsor fires forearms on Storm, ROCKS her, then whips Storm to ropes to run her over! Cover, TWO! Windsor grows frustrated but she drags Storm up for a cravat. Storm endures the neck wrench, but Windsor throws in knee after knee!  Storm throws body shots but Windsor whips her to a corner.

Windsor runs in but Storm dodges! Rampage returns to single picture as Storm blocks boots, puts Windsor in ropes and hits a DRAPING BACKSTABBER! Windsor writhes, Storm goes to the far end, and the fans fire up for the close up! Storm runs in to SWEET HIP MUSIC! And then the fisherman SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Not quite perfect but Storm storms around. She drags Windsor up and reels her in, but Windsor wrenches out to HEADBUTT! Storm HEADBUTTS back! Storm runs, but Windsor clothesline at ropes! And again! And then a RIGHT ANGLE SLAM! Cover, TWO! Storm survives and the fans rally up!

Windsor drags Storm up but Storm drags her into a cradle! TWO, SHINING WINDSOR! Cover, TWO!! The fans rally for Storm again but Windsor snarls. Windsor storms up on Storm, drags her up, short arm- NO, Storm dodges the lariat, runs, and smothers the pop-up to STORM ZERO!! Cover, Storm wins!

Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall

Storm breaks through Iron Will Windsor, and revels in the praise of her adoring public. She also holds Mariah close, but will she still have both once she passes through The Forbidden Door? Or will the Fighting Gravure Idol steal more than just the spotlight?


Backstage interview with Harley Cameron.

Arkady Aura is with The Outcasts’ crazier component, and says she’s a bit surprised to see Harley without Saraya, considering the big win last week. Yeah, yeah, who cares? Saraya is not here as a form of protest! All these women are all declaring for the Women’s Owen Hart Tournament. Oh~, declaring~! What are we? Royal subjects? Oh, a royal decree from the king! Or maybe we’re more old Southern women, “Oh, I do declare!” The only one who should be declaring anything is Saraya. Because the winner gets a world title shot at All In. And who was it that won last year at Wembley Stadium? Saraya! What a declaration!

And with that said, Saraya’s done it before, and she will do it again. And now Harley declares this interview over, goodbye. Then from Harley’s mouth to the world’s ears, will Saraya make sure she is the one crowned the 2024 Queen of Harts before crowning herself champion once again?


AEW hears from Thunder Rosa and Deonna Purrazzo.

La Mera Mera tells “Deonna, you might’ve been a little bit busy, but there were some flashing news. Saturday is the one-year anniversary of Collision. And as a tradition, Thunder Rosa always likes to pick a fight. And who else than you?” But The Virtuosa asks back, what does Rosa not understand here? Rosa’s selfishness has forced Deonna to embrace her own. But La Mera Mera isn’t owed anything. From where Deonna comes from, those who want respect must show respect. And those who refuse get respect beaten into them. Saturday Night Collision, Rosa VS Deonna, NO DISQUALIFICATIONS! And Deonna asks what Rosa thinks happens when her head collides with a chair.

Rosa says nothing will stop her from showing Deonna the real respect of a warrior. No disqualifications, no problems. Happy Anniversary, Collision! But who will celebrate by standing over the other’s battered body?


Six Man Tag: The Cage of Agony VS Solomon Tupu, Jay Marston & Kevin Gutierrez!

Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona have broken away from Swerve’s House to do things their way. So far, so good, for them. But will their opponents wish it’d been another three sent into The Cage of Agony?

The trios sort out, Tupu starts against Kaun, and the two circle. Liona distracts Tupu and Kaun DROPKICKS Tupu into the corner! Kaun CHOPS, then fires off forearms! The ref counts, Kaun bumps Tupu off buckles to then fire off more forearms. Kaun CHOPS, the ref has him back off, and Kaun runs in. Tupu goes up and over, keeps moving, and Gutierrez tags in. Kaun CLOBBERS Tupu but Gutierrez kicks low! Gutierrez whips but Kaun reverses. Gutierrez ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Liona sneaks a tag. Gutierrez hurdles but turns around into a BOOT! Liona CLOBBERS Gutierrez! Liona looms over Gutierrez, drags him up, then BODY SHOTS!

Liona BODY SHOTS again, and again! Gutierrez falls, but Liona drags him up again, to LARIAT! The fans rally as Liona drags Gutierrez over and tags in The Machine. Gutierrez fires haymakers on Liona, but they do nothing! Liona SPINEBUSTERS Gutierrez! Cage smirks, Marston tags in, and Marston ducks ‘n’ dodges, but runs into a BIG back drop! Cage drags Marston up, reels him in, puts one out, an d gives Marston a POWERBOMB! Cage then tags to Kaun, Liona steps in with him. Tupu runs in, dodges The Gates, but Cage SUPERKICKS him! Then the Gates get Tupu up to CLOSE THE GATES!

Cage drags Marston over, and the trio TRIPLE SLAMS him! Kaun covers, The Cage of Agony wins!

Winners: The Cage of Agony, by pinfall

This dangerous trio is only more dangerous now that they’re the ones in charge! Will they be right on the heels of the Unified AEW & ROH World Trios Champions?


Rocky Romero VS Shota Umino!

It’s another Forbidden Door appetizer as Azucar “welcomes” The Roughneck back to AEW! #SHOOTER has learned a lot from Jon Moxley over the past four years, will he show all those lessons have paid off? Or will Rocky make it clear Shota’s still got a lot to learn?

The bell rings and the two shake hands to show there’s sportsmanship here. The fans cheer, the two tie up, and Shota wrenches to a wristlock. Rocky rolls, slips around, facelocks and cravats. Shota swim moves to wrench and wrangle Rocky to the mat. Rocky stands, Shota wrenches and wristlocks, but Rocky pulls hair. The ref reprimands, but Rocky wrenches through to an IRON OCTOPUS! Shota endures, powers out and throws Rocky down. Shota has the toehold, then digs a knee into the knee. Rocky turns over, stands up, clinches, and they end up on ropes. The ref counts, Rocky slowly lets off, and then CHOPS!

Shota just stares Rocky down! The fans fire up, and Shota winds up to CHOPS! Rocky staggers and sputters, Shota fires forearms! Shota spins, Rocky ducks the elbow, but runs into a scoop and DROP! Then a basement dropkick! The fans cheer and Shota does a dance similar to Mercedes Mone’s! Shota stomps Rocky around, CLUBS him, then stalks him to ropes. Shota CLUBS Rocky again, but Rocky grits his teeth. Shota ROCKS Rocky against ropes, then has him in a corner. Shota stomps and UPPERCUTS, then he stalks Rocky. Shota stomps Rocky, UPPERCUTS again, then whips to ropes. Rocky holds ropes to BOOT back!

Shota runs up but Rocky DUMPS Shota out! Rocky builds speed and DIVES! Shota’s head hits the desk and the ref checks him out while Rampage goes picture in picture.

It seems Shota is okay so the ref goes back to the ring. Rocky stands, fires up, and gives us some Latino Heat. Rocky puts Shota in the ring, drops a knee into the back, then stomps Shota before dropping a knee on the chest! Cover, TWO! Shota toughs it out but Rocky drags him up. Rocky KICKS the bad arm, wrenches it, then hits an ELBOW BREAKER! Shota goes to ropes, Rocky puts him through ropes, to KICK again! Rocky goes up a corner, gives some more Latino Heat, then MISSILE DROPKICKS! Shota flounders, Rocky covers, TWO! Rocky argues the count but the count was fair, so Rocky clamps onto Shota with a cobra clutch!

Rocky thrashes Shota around but Shota endures. Shota fights up, throws elbows, but Rocky CLUBS him on the back. Rocky TOSSES Shota out, then aims from the apron! CROSSBODY, but Shota catches him! Shota pops Rocky up but Rocky slips free, so Shota SHOTGUNS him down! Both men are on the floor on the outside and the fans rally up. Shota rises up, fetches Rocky, and puts him in the ring. But Rocky DROPKICKS Shota back! Shota is down in the corner and Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns and Rocky clotheslines Shota in a corner! Rocky keeps going, and clotheslines again! Then he keeps going, but Shota DROPKICKS him down! The fans fire up and Shota pounds the mat. The fans rally behind Shota and he aims at Rocky at the ropes. Slingshot, APRON DDT! The fans fire up again as Rocky flops to the floor! Shota puts Rocky in, then goes up a corner. Shota aims as Rocky flounders, MISSILE DROPKICK! Shota hurries to clinch, EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Rocky survives but Shota stays focused. Shota waits on Rocky to rise up, then runs in, IGNIT- NO, Rocky makes it a backslide!

Shota rolls through the cover, blocks a kick, ducks the enzigiri, but not the REWIND HEEL! Shota staggers to a corner, Rocky runs in. Shota dodges, runs in, but Rocky UPPERCUTS! Rocky goes up and up and TORNADO DDTS! Rocky pounds the mat, the fans rally behind him now, and he aims from a corner. Shota rises, Rocky runs in, SLICED BREAD!! Cover, TWO!! Shota survives and Rocky roars! The fans are torn as Rocky drags Shota up. Rocky fires forearms, but Shota just eggs him on! The fans like that, so Rocky fires more forearms! Shota roars, but Rocky UPPERCUTS! And cravat, for the SLICED- NO, Shota poops free!

Shota POP-KNEES, then IGNITION!! Cover, TWO!! Rocky survives but Shota takes aim from the corner now! A shoutout to Ospreay here with his BLAZE BLADE!! And then PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, Shota wins!

Winner: Shota Umino, by pinfall

The Roughneck does indeed prove that what he learned from his senpai, his upperclassmen, have indeed made him into a great wrestler! But will he become one of the greatest wrestlers as he continues to battle all around the world?


Satnam Singh w/ Sonjay Dutt & Jay Lethal VS Rosario Grillo!

The One in a Billion is a big, big man, but he still has a lot to prove if he wants to be the best of the best. Will he finally start building on a win streak? Or will Rosario overcome this mountain of a man?

The bell rings, and Satnam offers a handshake? Rosario takes it, but Satnam won’t let go! Rosario kicks and kicks and CHPOS and CHOPS, but Satnam’s grip is too strong! And speaking of, he grabs Rosario by the neck, to PO-UP BEARHUG!! Satnam ragdolls Rosario! Rosario is OUT, Satnam wins!

Winner: Satnam Singh, by pinfall

Satnam TOSSES Rosario aside, having made quick work of the mere mortal. Sonjay Dutt gets in the ring with a mic to say, “Hey hey hey hey hey! Bubba (Jay Lethal), tell ’em, what’re you gonna do?” Lethal takes the mic to say ladies and gentlemen, Satnam Singh is on a freakin’ roll! Satnam just squashed Grillo in record time, and Lethal is so impressed that not only will he beat his opponent tonight, but he and Sonjay have a little side bet that Lethal can do it even faster than what Satnam just did. Satnam chuckles and Lethal says he’s done waiting! Bring that poor shmuck out here! Did Lethal not read the match card? Lethal’s up against THE BASTARD!!

Fans fire up as Pac makes his entrance out here. Pac already said he was in a bad mood on Dynamite, and surely Lethal taking him lightly isn’t helping things. Will Pac make sure Sonjay wins that side bet with Lethal?

PAC VS Jay Lethal w/ Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh!

The bell rings, Pac dodges Lethal to flying-mare! Pac has the headlock, Lethal puts him in a corner, and the ref counts. Pac lets go but Lethal stomps a mudhole! The ref counts, Lethal stops and walks it off. Sonjay knows he’s already won the side bet but he still wants Lethal to win the match. Lethal tosses Pac out, but Pac lands on the apron. Pac RAMS into Lethal, slingshots up and over, then comes back, only for Lethal to hip toss! Lethal cartwheels but Pac kips up! Pac SUPERKICKS Lethal, Lethal bails out, so Pac runs to FLY! Direct hit and Pac stares through the camera into the souls of the AEW roster!

Pac drags Lethal up, but he’s wary of Satnam. Pac puts Lethal in, goes up, and fans chant “HE’S OUR BASTARD!” Lethal rises, but Sonjay distracts the ref! Pac hops down, BOOTS Lethal, but Satnam trips Pac! And YANKS him out! The ref saw that one! The fans cheer as the ref EJECTS Satnam! Team Triple J is freaking out, but Lethal rains down fists on Pac. The ref counts, Lethal lets off but the fans sing ‘Hey hey hey! Goodbye~!” to Satnam. Lethal whips Pac hard into railing, then RAMS him into the POST! Lethal then runs to DROPKICK Pac down! Sonjay mockingly asks if Pac’s hurt, but the ref tells him to back off!

Lethal tells Sonjay to cool it so he doesn’t get kicked out. Lethal drags Pac up and into the ring while Sonjay mouths off to fans. Lethal drags Pac up, but Pac fires body shots. Lethal TOSSES Pac out, builds speed, and Lethal fakes the dive to Fargo Strut instead. The fans “WOO~” with Lethal and he smiles. Sonjay says Lethal’s the man! Lethal then goes out to fetch Pac, but Pac whips! Lethal reverses, Pac hits steel steps! Sonjay mocks Pac again with a fake apology, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Lethal leaves Pac behind, and he counts along with the ring count. Pac is still down at 5 of 10, but he drags himself up with the apron. Pac flounders in at 8, but Lethal stomps him down! Lethal drags Pac up, bumps him off buckles, then stomps a mudhole. Lethal RAMS Pac into the corner, snapmares him into a chinlock, and he grinds Pac down. Pac endures, pries at the hold, and fights up. The fans rally as Pac breaks free! Pac ROCKS Lethal, CHOPS him, then CHOPS, CHOPS and CHOPS again! Pac whips Lethal, Lethal reverses then TOSSES Pac out! Lethal wants the ring count again, but that’s just all distraction so Sonjay can stomp away!

The fans boo and try to point Sonjay out, but he scurries away. Lethal gets the ref to finally count, and then joins in. Pac is still down at 5, drags himself over, and Lethal grows anxious. Pac rises up and drags himself in at 9! Lethal runs to ELBOW DROP! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Pac survives by a literal foot but Lethal drops elbow after elbow on that leg! Lethal just keeps going with elbow after elbow, then soaks up some heat before dropping a knee on the knee! Cover, TWO! Pac toughs it out but Lethal covers again, TWO! Lethal argues the count, the ref says it is a fair count, so Lethal drags Pac around by the leg.

Lethal stomps away on Pac’s leg, and Rampage returns to single picture as Lethal steps through. Pac kicks but Lethal blocks that, and now Lethal steps through on that leg. Pac kicks again, Lethal blocks again, but then Pac kicks Lethal away! Lethal comes back, trips Pac, and steps through, but into a cradle counter! TWO!! Lethal escapes, gets around, back suplex! Pac lands out, so Lethal handsprings, but Pac SHOTGUNS Lethal while he’s upside-down! The fans fire up while both men are down! Sonjay coaches Lethal but the fans rally for Pac. A standing count starts, Pac drags himself up with ropes to stand at 5.

Pac storms up, blocks a shot to ROCK Lethal! Pac ROCKS Lethal again and again, then SOBATS! KICKS! SOBATS! Pac runs, to SHOTGUN BOOT! Lethal is dazed and Sonjay is worried as Pac goes up a corner. Pac watches like a hawk, to MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Lethal stays in this and Sonjay coaches him again. The fans rally for Pac as he watches Lethal rise again. Pac waistlocks but Lethal fights the lift. Lethal trips Pac, powers through, but Pac kicks and kicks and kicks! Lethal lets go, but he KICKS Pac’s leg out! Lethal drags Pac up, for a SHIN BREAKER! Then DRAGON SCREW! Then Lethal steps through, for the FIGURE FOUR!!

Pac endures, Sonjay tells him to quit, but the shoulders are down! ONE as Pac tilts to the side! Pac reaches out for ropes but Lethal thrashes and pulls on that leg! Pac fights over to the ROPEBREAK! Lethal lets go, the ref checks with Pac, but Pac says he’s still in this. Lethal rains down fists, then goes to a corner. The fans boo as Lethal climbs, and Lethal calls his shot. But Pac goes up to get a leg! Lethal CLUBS away on Pac, then drags him up top. Lethal reels Pac in, but Pac fights the lift! Pac back drops Lethal away! The fans fire up and Pac adjusts. Sonjay stresses out as Pac aims, but Sonjay gets on the apron!

Pac hops down, runs up and BOOTS Sonjay down! The fans cheer, but Lethal is lurking! Lethal runs in, Pac dodges, but Lethal switches to SNAP GERMAN! Lethal handsprings, but Pac sidesteps to run! But Lethal still hits a CUTTER! But that wasn’t lethal enough, so Lethal handsprings again! LETHAL- NO, Pac dodges to LARIAT!! And then, BRUTALIZER!! Lethal is caught, he QUITS, Pac wins!!

Winner: Pac, by submission

Pac makes Lethal suffer a few seconds longer before letting go. That’s what Lethal gets for calling The Bastard a shmuck! Pac is going to be in the Men’s Owen Hart Tournament, will he win it all to go All In for the AEW World Championship?

My Thoughts:

A great Rampage here, even with an extra squash match for the fun of it. Cage of Agony are definitely rolling, not sure they’ll be going for the trios titles while a Heel faction like Bang Bang Gang has them, but Cage, Kaun & Liona would definitely be a tough challenge for them. And I really liked that they segued from Satnam’s squash win to Lethal’s great main event with Pac. Great win for Pac to build momentum towards the Owen Hart Cup, I do like the possibility of Pac being in the main event of All In. Whether Pac is facing Ospreay or Swerve for the world title, he’ll give us great promos in the build and an awesome match in Wembley.

Great match from Rocky and Shota, and a great win for Shota. There might be something in the works for Forbidden Door, but I don’t see Shota getting in on title stories in AEW. Really good promo from Deonna and Rosa, and their No DQ match is going to be awesome stuff. That match can really go either way, but something tells me that Deonna wins. As it stands, we’ve got two Face champions in the Women’s Division, and that won’t change after Forbidden Door, so Deonna is a very strong Heel to go after Storm or Mone. And speaking of, great opener out of Storm VS Windsor, which I clearly thought was gonna be the main event but oh well. Still a good showing for Windsor and a good win for Storm, and Storm has momentum going to Forbidden Door, though she surely isn’t losing.

My Score: 8.7/10

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