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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (6/29/24)

There’s a Collision in Buffalo!

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We’re at the Forbidden Doorstep!

Before battling over the AEW World Championship, Swerve Strickland and Will Ospreay have the official title match weigh-in! But is all this just a pretense for getting in some final words, and taking some final shots?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Orange Cassidy & Tomohiro Ishii VS Shane Haste & Robbie Eagles; Cassidy & Ishii win.
  • Stephanie Vaquer VS Lady Frost; Vaquer wins.
  • Open Challenge: Serena Deeb VS Kelly Madan; Deeb wins.
  • Hechicero VS Kevin Blackwood; Hechicero wins.
  • Daniel Garcia VS The Butcher; Garcia wins.
  • 2024 Women’s Owen Hart Cup Quarterfinal: Deonna Purrazzo VS Hikaru Shida; Shida wins and advances.
  • Face of TNT Six Man Tag: Mark Briscoe, Dante Martin & Lio Rush VS Konosuke Takeshita, Jack Perry & El Phantasmo; Konosuke, Perry & ELP win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Orange Cassidy & Tomohiro Ishii VS Shane Haste & Robbie Eagles!

Freshly Squeezed has been loading up this week! He just faced both Outrunners last night, and now he’s teaming with The Stone Pitbull tonight to take on some of Zack Sabre Jr’s pals in TMDK! Will Ishii help Cassidy make it to Long Island? Or will they both learn that The Mighty Don’t Kneel?

The teams sort out and Cassidy starts, but both Eagles and Shane want after him. They talk it out while the fans rally up, and Shane gets the start. Shane and Cassidy slowly circle, but Shane asks what is in those pockets. Cassidy says nothing. Shane storms up, Cassidy headlocks him. Shane powers out, Cassidy RAMS him, but neither man falls. Shane checks real quick, there really is nothing in those pockets. Shane whips Cassidy, RAMS him, and Shane wants to make sure the other pocket is empty. Shane checks, Cassidy whips, Shane reverses, but Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges, then tags out to Ishii!

The fans fire up as Ishii runs up to RAM Shane! They RAM and RAM, then get forehead to forehead. They both egg the other on, then Ishii runs. Shane kicks low, runs, but Cassidy switches places with Ishii! Ishii then ROCKS Shane, then Cassidy runs to FLYING SHOULDER TACKLE! Eagles runs in, but Cassidy sends him into Ishii! Ishii CLOBBERS Eagles, the fans fire up, but Shane fires hands on Cassidy & Ishii. Shane whips Cassidy, Cassidy stops himself, then he dodges. Cassidy & Ishii CLOBBER Shane together and the fans fire up! Ishii drags Shane up to CHOP him to a corner. Then he CHOPS again, and again!

Ishii brings Shane over, bumps him off buckles, and he tags Cassidy. The fans rally as Cassidy goes up. Shane gets away, and Eagles tags in. Cassidy hops down, he and Eagles talk some smack, then Eagles shoves Cassidy. Cassidy comes back, Eagles trips him up! Things speed up, Cassidy hurdles, Eagles leaps over, then they keep going. Cassidy whips but Eagles reverses to go up and around to arm-drag! Eagles keeps going, he hurdles Cassidy again to then RANA! ANd arm-drag! Cassidy arm-drags back! Then Cassidy avoids Eagles’ arm-drag! The fans cheer, and Cassidy- NO, Eagles stops the hands going into pockets!

Cassidy slips around, wrenches, and snapmares Eagles to then thumbs up! Then ghost pin! TWO! Cassidy headlocks, Eagles powers up and out, but Cassidy goes up and out. Cassidy bumps Eagles off buckles, SUPERKICKS Shane, then bumps Eagles off buckles again and again! The fans count all the way to nine, then Cassidy winds up for TEN! The fans cheer, Eagles falls back, but Shane YANKS Cassidy down, for an APRON BACK SUPLEX! The fans boo but then Eagles DIVES! Direct hit and down goes Cassidy! Shane BLASTS Ishii for good measure, and TMDK stands tall while Collision goes picture in picture.

Cassidy sputters, Eagles goes out to get him. Eagles CHOPS, stalks Cassidy around the way, then brings him around into the ring. Eagles hurries to drags Cassidy from his corner, stomps him down, then drops a knee on the knee! Eagles whips Cassidy to the corner, tags Shane in, and Shane taunts Ishii before he runs in at Cassidy. Shane UPPERCUTS Cassidy, snapmares him, and Eagles basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Shane stays on Cassidy with a leglock, and he pulls on the leg with a Quarter Crab! Cassidy endures, reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Chane holds until 4, then gets an arm.

Shane pulls Cassidy around, KICKS that arm, then shakes out the stanky leg. Cover, TWO! Shane looms over Cassidy, kicks him around, then scoops him for a SLAM! Tag to Eagles and he climbs up. The Sniper of the Skies sees Cassidy crawl away so he hurries to get him back! Eagles rains down forearms, stomps him down, then goes back up. But Cassidy rolls away again! Eagles tags Shane, and as Collision returns to single picture, Shane BLASTS Ishii down again! Eagles & Shane stomp away on Cassidy but the ref reprimands. Eagles stands down, Shane scoops Cassidy, but Cassidy slips free! Cassidy shoves Shane into Eagles!

Shane hurries to stop Cassidy from reaching Ishii, and whips him into the corner, but that just sends him into Eagles! Shane runs in, Cassidy dodges, and Shane avoids hitting Eagles to anchor Cassidy again. But then Cassidy BOOTS Shane into Eagles! Hot tag to Ishii! The fans fire up as the Pitbull ducks ‘n’ dodges Shane to run him over! Eagles gets in, but he bounces off Ishii! Ishii ROCKS Eagles, whips him, but Eagles reverses, only for Ishii to come back and CLOBBER Eagles! Shane BOOTS Ishii, but Ishii just roars! Ishii ducks a kick to SAIDO! Cover, TWO! Shane stays in this but Ishii drags him back up.

Ishii bumps Shane off buckles, and he tags in Cassidy. Ishii ROCKS Shane, Cassidy “chops” him! They go back and forth, forearm and chop, and then Cassidy puts some juice into it! Eagles runs up but gets run over! DOUBLE LARIATS hit Shane, then Ishii suplexes! BRAINBUSTER! Cassidy is up top, for a FALLING ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Shane survives but Cassidy takes off the elbow pad! Cassidy aims, Ishii keeps Eagles out, ORANGE- NO, Shane gets around, suplexes, FALCON ARROW! Both men are down and the fans rally up! Hot tag to Eagles and he aims. ROUNDHOUS! SUPERKICK! PELE!

Cassidy wobbles, Eagles SWEEPS Ishii’s legs! Eagles reels Cassidy in, suplexes, but STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE hits! Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirls, but Eagles stops that to fireman’s carry! TURBO BACKPACK!! Cover, ISHII BREAKS IT! Just in time, too! Shane fires off UPPERCUTS, but Ishii HEADBUTTS! Shane ROUNDHOUSES, but Ishii LARIATS! Those two fall and now Eagles finds Cassidy. SOBAT! Cravat, but Cassidy powers out! Eagles avoids the punch, schoolboy with bridge! TWO, and Eagles KICKS away on Cassidy’s leg! Spinning toehold! Eagles steps through but Cassidy kicks him away! Cassidy then Alabama Lifts, BEACH BREAK! Cover, Cassidy & Ishii win!

Winners: Orange Cassidy & Tomohiro Ishii, by pinfall

The Mighty Don’t Kneel but they do get beat! Cassidy is all revved up, but will he be ready to take on TMDK’s Front Man? Or will “Orange Bollocks” be made to #JustTapOut?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Forbidden Door: Zero Hour!

There will be a HUGE Fatal 4 Way Tag match as we see Private Party, The House of Black, Ishii & Kyle O’Reilly, and Roderick Strong & Gabe Kidd battle it out! Who makes big inroads towards not just the AEW World Tag Team Championships but also the Unified NJPW Tag Team Championships? Plus, the stars of Stardom join in as Tam Nakano joins Willow Nightingale against their respective rivals, Momo Watanabe & Kris Statlander! With Willow VS Kris in the Owen Hart Cup on the horizon, whose star will shine brightest in Long Island?

Then in a big time Trios match, Los Ingobernables de Japon’s Titan, Yota Tsuji & Hiromu Takahashi take on the Lucha Brothers and CMLL’s Mistico! Will Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero Miedo be able to work with a lucha rival? Or will LIJ make everything tranquilo?

 

Someone walks the halls.

The same halls that a certain Mogul broke into and violated. This house is no longer a home, and the Cowboy is back to his old ways. When and where will The Hangman return to All Elite Wrestling?

 

Chris Jericho and friends arrive backstage.

The Learning Tree reminds the cameraman to keep it steady. But like he was saying, Buffalo is the 79th most populous city in the entire United States, and that’s pretty big. Big Bill admires the building’s architecture, and Jericho says high to this random wrestler in the back. Who did the tape for his wrists? The trainers did. Well, that’s not right at all! Jericho leads the way into the trainer’s room and says hi. But Jericho just wanted to let them all know that when they tape up someone’s wrist, make sure to go around three times for more support. Don’t forget! Thanks, guys!

And here’s a veteran tip from the Learning Tree: Every time you got into the trainer’s room, take a roll of tape and put it in your bag. That way, you get free wrist tape. Hee hee hee! Bad Apple takes the whole dang box! Well, not all lessons are good ones. But will The Learning Tree keep throwing his advice out to anyone who can hear him?

 

Stephanie Vaquer VS Lady Frost!

La Primera makes her AEW in-ring debut, and she’s getting ready to defend the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship against Mercedes Mone tomorrow night. Will she be all warmed up after this Collision in Buffalo? Or will she feel herself freeze up against a familiar foe in Lady Frost?

Wait. Of course Mercedes Mone needs to make her presence known not just to us but to her opponent. The TBS Champion struts her way down to the ring, hoping to get in Vaquer’s head already. The bell rings and the fans rally for the “C E O! C E O!” Vaquer circles with Frost, who tells her to focus. They tie up, Vaquer gets around to waistlock and SLAM Frost. Vaquer facelocks, Frost wrenches out, but Vaquer rolls, handsprings, and wrenches back. Vaquer arm-drags Frost, Frost comes back, but Vaquer body scissors her down into an STF! Frost endures, reaches out, but Mone says that won’t happen to her.

Frost reaches out, crawls forward, and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Vaquer lets off, and she kicks Frost to a corner. Vaquer whips corner to corner, runs in, but Frost puts her on the apron! Vaquer swings, Frost counter punches! Frost then ROUNDHOUSES Vaquer down! Vaquer staggers, Frost goes out and Mone says she likes that. Frost whips, Vaquer reverses, but Frost goes up the steps to then FLYING ARM-DRAG! The fans and Mone cheer, and Frost gets Vaquer up. Vaquer whips Frost away, Frost headstands on the apron, but Vaquer SUPERKICKS her down! Vaquer stares Mone down but Mone says to wait until Sunday.

Collision goes picture in picture while Vaquer turns back to Frost. The ref tells Mone to watch herself, but Vaquer SMACKS Frost off the apron. Vaquer puts Frost in the ring, then kicks her around. Vaquer drags Frost up, bumps her off buckles, and then bumps her off more buckles! Vaquer scrubs Frost’s face over and over and over! Mone says no thank you, but Vaquer drags Frost up. Vaquer snapmares Frost, clamps on a headscissor squeeze, and then drills Frost’s head into the mat again and again and again! Cover, TWO! Frost stays in this but Vaquer stays calm. Vaquer brings Frost up but Frost throws forearms!

Vaquer knees low, HEADBUTTS Frost down, then drags Frost back up. Vaquer whips Frost to ropes, but Frost sunset flips! Vaquer stays up, then DOUBLE STOMPS, and Collision goes to break!

Collision returns and Vaquer grinds Frost down with a chinlock. The ref sees she’s fish-hooking and reprimands. Vaquer lets go to go back to the headscissor and drilling! Vaquer drags Frost up, reels her in, tucks the arms, and PACKAGE- NO, Frost slips free to run and LARIAT! Mone likes to see that, and she cheers Frost on. Vaquer rises, but she ducks the spin kick! Frost blocks Vaquer’s kick, and ROUNDHOUSES back! Vaquer staggers to a corner, Frost runs up, GAMANGIRI! Vaquer sits down, Frost fires up and she goes corner to corner, handspring and CANNONBALL! Frost drags Vaquer to the drop zone then goes up!

The fans fire up for Frost but Vaquer stands. Frost still SKY TWISTERS! Cover, TWO! Vaquer survives and Mone says keep going, Frost! Soften her up! Frost says Mone will owe her, but then Vaquer JAWBREAKERS! And SUPERKICKS! And she spins Freost around, DDT, into the somersault clutch! TWO!! Frost survives and Vaquer is frustrated. Frost goes to a corner, Vaquer runs up to SMASH! Vaquer runs, Frost follows to RAM her! Frost runs up again, misses in the corner, and Vaquer blocks boots. Frost fights free to BOOT again, then runs, cartwheels over, and SHOTGUNS from behind!

Mone is pleased as Frost storms up on Vaquer again. Vaquer bumps Frost off buckles, then fires HEADBUTT after HEADBUTT!! Vaquer likes wearing ram horns for a reason. Vaquer runs, blocks boots, and now she DRAPING DRAGON SCREWS! Frost writhes, Vaquer hauls her up. Vaquer stares Mone down as she tucks Frost in. PAKCAGE BACKBREAKER! Cover, Vaquer wins!

Winner: Stephanie Vaquer, by pinfall

Mone is disappointed, but not surprised. This is who she will be facing in 24 hours, both the AEW TBS and NJPW Strong Women’s Championships on the line. The two get face to face in the ring, Buffalo on Mone’s side. Vaquer backs off, willing to wait until Sunday. But then ZEUXIS ATTACKS! Vaquer’s teammate, who Mone also beat a few weeks ago, gets some revenge! But then Mone gets up to turn things around, BACKSTABBER! Vaquer gets in to SUPERKICK! So much for waiting! Vaquer grins as she tucks Mone in, PACKAGE BACKBREAKER!!

The fans boo and Mone writhes, but the CMLL Women’s Tag Team Champions stand tall. Are we going to see the birth of the Quatro Crown Queen at Forbidden Door? Or can The CEO turn things around and finally have the title she was “always meant to have?”

 

Backstage interview with the Lucha Brothers.

Lexy Nair is with Fenix, Penta & their Hype Man, Alex Abrahantes. She notes the Forbidden Door announcement, and Abrahantes confirms, Death Triangle has something you’ve never seen before. Fenix says that is right. This is something special! Penta, Fenix, and… Wait! In steps El Inmortal, Titan! And he says tranquilo, he isn’t alone. Because in steps The Timebomb, Hiromu Takahashi! Hiromu says he is super excited to say that they’re ready for LIJ VS Fenix, Penta & PAC! Are they ready? No, no, you see, Pac is focusing on the Owen Hart Cup. But they have a special gift for LIJ!

For the first time ever, the Lucha Brothers will team up with CMLL’s Mistico! Hiromu is stunned! He just faced Mistico, and now he’s panicking! But Titan says LIJ is ready! Then see you in Long Island! But then Hiromu’s panic gives way to excitement! He loves this idea and can’t wait! Will LIJ kick down the Forbidden Door in the Zero Hour and take over the Big Apple?

 

Open Challenge: Serena Deeb VS Kelly Madan!

The Professor of Professional Wrestling put it out there that she wants competition, and so the open challenge was made. Will Deeb’s Dojo show no mercy to Madan? Or will #KarmaKelly make Serena regret leaving it up to chance?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. The two circle, they tie up, and Deeb powers Madan to a corner. The ref counts, Deeb stomps and UPPERCUTS, and repeat! Deeb CHOPS, whips corner to corner, but Madan reverses. Madan runs up but blocks a boot, only for Deeb to reel her in and KICK! Deeb then goes out, baits Madan into the ropes, and turns her for a HOTSHOT NECKBREAKER! Madan staggers away, Deeb storms up and hammerlocks, for a PEPSI TWIST! The fans fire up with Deeb and she brings Madan in. Deeb tucks the arms, for the DEEB-TOX! Cover, Deeb wins!

Winner: Serena Deeb, by pinfall

Deeb made quick work of Madan, but she gets a mic to speak. “Listen, I know how this story goes. Yes, I fell short in my quest to become AEW Women’s World Champion. But I refuse to be put into wrestling purgatory! This is AEW, where the best wrestle! And guess what, Buffalo? I am the freakin’ best! Bell to bell in between these ropes, I prove that every single time I’m in this ring. So c’mon, AEW, give me someone to wrestle that’s on The Professor’s level!” Another Open Challenge? So soon? Well here comes RIHO! The fans cheer as the inaugural AEW Women’s World Champion makes her return, and waves hi to Deeb.

Riho steps down to the ring and Deeb welcomes her back. The fans cheer for this showdown, but Deeb doesn’t even shake Riho’s hand. When and where will we see the Professor put the Wrestling Idol to the test?

 

Jericho and friends keep moving backstage.

Jericho says he needs to check something. Someone walks out of the bathroom, and Jericho asks the guy, “Did you wash your hands? Germs spread really easily at this time of year, y’know.” The guy does go back in to be thorough, and Jericho says, “Thanks, guys.” Hygiene is important, but what won’t Jericho give unwanted advice about?

 

Collision returns and…

Jericho, Bill & Keith continue walking around. Bill again goes on about how this is a finely constructed building, but Jericho agrees. And they play hockey here. He’s been playing hockey since he was five years old, so he’s really good. Do you guys know what that is called? That’s a Zamboni. It was invented in 1949 by Frank Zamboni to properly clean the ice. If you respect Chris Jericho, you ride that Zamboni. Jericho says that’s right, they should check with the crew to see if they know proper Zamboni protocol. But when Jericho opens the door, it’s Samoa Joe, Hook & Shibata waiting for them! Joe says, “Hi, Chris!” and Jericho says, “Oh crap!”

The brawl is on! Joe SMACKS Jericho off the Zamboni, then throws him against a vending machine! Hook & Shibata brawl with Bill & Keith, but Keith can’t do much with only one good arm! This brawl moves towards the stage area! The fans fire up as things move through the stands! Keith manages to CLUB Hook with his good arm, but Joe TOSSES Jericho over barriers! Bill and Shibata fight off in some corner, and Hook puts Keith in the ring! Joe puts Jericho in, too, and the JABS and stomps fly! Joe JABS away on The Learning Tree, stomps him down, and now Shibata and Bill join in!

Hook & Shibata mug Bill, Joe stomps Keith for good measure, then he goes back for Jericho. But JEFF COBB shows up!? Cobb TOSSES Hook overhead! Shibata kicks, Cobb blocks and reels him in, ATHLETIC PLEX! Joe finally realizes what’s going on, and he turns around to see Cobb! The fans fire up for “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” Joe and Cobb start throwing hands! Joe HEADBUTTS, runs, but into a SPINEBUSTER! The Imperial Unit stands tall while the fans lose their minds! Is this the third man Jericho mentioned recruiting on Rampage? It seems so as Cobb stands tall with The Learning Tree.

Jericho mockingly waves to everyone, but will he, Big Bill and big bad Cobb crush Joe, Hook & Shibata?

 

Zack Sabre Jr. speaks.

“Well, usually I’m somewhat of a condescending and sarcastic person. But I have quite a lot of admiration for Orange Cassidy. I called out Orange Bollocks for a very particular reason: I’m returning for some unfinished business. You’re one of the top names in AEW. I know it makes a statement when you tap out. I will tap out ol’ Orange Bollocks, and then I will undoubtedly be known as the best technical wrestler in the world, but you will have to call me the best wrestler in the world.”

Backstage interview with Orange Cassidy.

Lexy is with Freshly Squeezed to get his response but he already knows. The thing is, things aren’t going great for him right now. HIs world is falling apart, and tomorrow, he has a fight against the best technical wrestler in the world. And where is he? Because Cassidy was on Dynamite watching ZSJ VS O’Reilly. But where is ZSJ tonight while Cassidy was wrestling his “Mighty Meal” guys? That is the problem. ZSJ doesn’t respect Cassidy, but- Oh, well, NOW he shows up. ZSJ steps in to tell “Orenji” to calm down. ZSJ asks why he’s banging on about respect. Of course ZSJ respects Cassidy. Hell, Cassidy isn’t just one of the best in AEW, he’s one of the best in the world.

But ZSJ didn’t need to watch that match. He knows Cassidy’s tricks. Every time, ZSJ has had answers for everything Cassidy throws at him. Cassidy is out of ideas. ZSJ has waited a YEAR to beat Cassidy. Well, then ZSJ has waited a year for Cassidy to pin him with his hands in his pockets. Oh really? Then do it now. Why not do it now? They get face to face, but then ZSJ says it’s fine. He’s already won. ZSJ leaves, Cassidy seethes, will Freshly Squeezed end up peeled and thrown away by the end of their match tomorrow night?

 

Hechicero VS Kevin Blackwood!

The Alchemist of Lucha Libre is preparing to face the Wolf of Wrestling, aka one Maxwell Jacob Friedman. Hechicero promises to tear off one of MJF’s arms, will he prove he can against Buffalo’s Aesthetic Killer?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally up, the two tie up, and they go around in a deadlock. Hechi facelocks, drags Blackwood down to a cover, ONE! Hechi still facelocks but Blackwood rolls to cover Hechi, ONE! Hechi goes from facelock to leglock, and he rolls Blackwood. Blackwood facelocks but Hechi pushes his way to a spinning toehold! Hechi CHOPS Blackwood, spinning toeholds the other leg, then has an ANKLE LOCK on the first leg! Blackwood endures, so Hechi stands him up to wrench and wristlock. Blackwood breaks free, CHOPS, fires hands, then a KICK! Blackwood whips, Hechi reverses.

Hechi runs up to STEP-UP KNEE! Blackwood wobbles, Hechi fires off fast hands of his own! Hechi CHOPS, gets space, and then FLAPJACKS Blackwood! Blackwood checks his face, but Hechi clamps onto one arm to hammerlock. Then Hechi throws elbows, then shifts over, ARMBAR! Hechi stomps Blackwood, spins him around and hauls him up, hammerlock and SWING! MAD SCIENTIST BACKBREAKER! Hechi watches Blackwood writhe, then he hooks him up, rolls through, and has the RINGS OF SATURN! Blackwood quits, Hechi wins!

Winner: Hechicero, by submission

The Alchemist tortures Blackwood to send a message to MJF! But will Hechi be able to do even worse to the former AEW World Champion? Or will Long Island’s favorite scumbag have an answer to the dangerous arsenal aimed at him?

 

Backstage interview with The Patriarchy.

Lexy is with Christian Cage, Mother Shayna, and “sons,” Nick Wayne & Killswitch/Luchasaurus. Lexy says Christian has made it crystal clear that he has his eyes set on the Trios Championships. Yes, very observant, Lexy. His eyes are squarely on those titles. The Patriarchy, more specifically Christian himself, has carried this company for the past year. And as the uncrowned world champion, Christian deserves to be celebrated and recognized as such! And there is no better way to do that than to… Wait, how many of those belts are there? Nick says there’s nine belts. Nine. Then those nine will all look great on the shoulders of The Patriarchy!

But then the Bang Bang Gang steps in. Jay White says hold on, is someone talking about the Trios Champions? Christian surely can’t mean himself, he must be talking about them, the Bang Bang Gang! But it is nice to finally meet him. Though, has Christian apologized to his “family” for setting such a poor example? What kind of dad says, “I quit?” But hey, this is about redeeming himself, rebuilding himself in front of his new wife and dinosaur. But it can be hard to tell the two apart, huh? Luchasaurus gets mad and White says that must be the wife. But let’s not even get started on the kid.

White says just between him and Captain Charisma, it’s a shame the mom had to drink so heavily during her pregnancy. But hey, White gets what’s going on here. They’re riding the coattails of the Catalyst, to see if he can be the spark that reignites the career of Christian Cage! But Mr. Charisma, sir, that Switchblade spotlight burns too bright even for Christian. But hey, at least he’ll get to breath with The Switchblade. And if they’re not down with any of that, White’s still got two words for ya: GUNS UP. Bullet Club Gold has put The Patriarchy on notice, what will The Patriarchy look to do in retaliation?

 

Daniel Garcia VS The Butcher!

The fans fire up because it’s a Battle of Buffalo! Will Red Death be red hot going into his Beach Break battle with Will Ospreay? Or will he get rocked by the beefy Andy Williams?

The bell rings and the fans fire up for “BOTH THESE GUYS! BOTH THESE GUYS!” Garcia and Butcher circle, feel things out, and tie up. Butcher powers Garcia back then shoves him down! Garcia gets up in a huff and Butcher eggs him on. They reset, tie up again, and Butcher again powers Garcia back. The ref counts as they end up in a corner, but Butcher lets off at 4. Garcia shrugs that off, and the fans rally up again. The two tie up, go around, and Butcher powers Garcia to another corner. Garcia digs his heels in and he pushes Butcher back! But Butcher puts Garcia in a corner to stomp a mudhole!

The fans fire up as Butcher storms around, then he goes back to Garcia. Garcia puts Butcher in the corner to fire off hands and stomps! The ref counts, Butcher pushes Garcia away, but Garcia dropkicks the legs out! Garcia runs to SHOTGUN Butcher down! Garcia is all fire dup, as is Buffalo, and he whips Butcher. Butcher reverses then follows to CROSSBODY! That was a hockey body check right there! Butcher TOSSES Garcia out, revels in the cheers and jeers, then goes out after Garcia. Butcher brings Garcia up and RAMS him into barriers! The fans rally for Garcia but Butcher stalks him. Garcia ROCKS Butcher, CLUBS him, then makes him take a seat.

Garcia goes to the far side and high-fives the fans, to then go back in and SHOTGUN Butcher into barriers! The fans are thunderous for their boys, and Garcia goes again! SHOT- NO, Butcher catches Garcia, for a BARRIER BACKBREAKER! Garcia writhes, Butcher dusts himself off, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Butcher returns to Garcia, drags him up, and CLUBS him on the back. Garcia staggers away, Butcher storms up behind him, and CLAWS his back! Butcher leaves Garcia behind to let the ring count handle this. Garcia rises, so Butcher goes back out and CLUBS Garcia again. Garcia scrambles into the ring but Butcher storms around again. Butcher runs corner to corner at Garcia, to SPALSH! Butcher then scoops for a BACKBREAKER! Then he snap suplexes hard! Cover, TWO! Garcia shakes his head, he won’t go down so easy! Butcher clamps onto Garcia with a chinlock and he digs a knee in.

Garcia endures, the fans rally and Garcia fights to his feet. JAWBREAKER! Garcia then ROCKS Butcher, but Butcher LARIATS in return! Butcher KNEES Garcia in the back, storms around, and he gets Garcia’s legs. Garcia kicks and throws hands, but Butcher still gets him in a TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Garcia endures as Butcher sits deep on the hold! Garcia claws his way forward, reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Butcher let off, and he stomps Garcia down. Butcher storms around, brings Garcia up, then DECKS him! Butcher mocks Garcia’s dance! Garcia gets mad and gets up to CHOP, CHOP and CHOP! Butcher ROCKS Garcia, scoops him, and SLAMS him!

Butcher looms over Garcia as Collision returns to single picture. “This is Awesome!” as Butcher drags Garcia up. But Garcia SLAPS! Butcher SLAPS back! Butcher scoops, but Garcia slips free to waistlock. Butcher switches, CLUBS Garcia, and HALF NELSON BACKBREAKERS! Then a short arm LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives but Butcher stays close. The fans rally up, Butcher puts Garcia in a corner and whips corner to corner. Butcher runs up to SPLASH, then he goes corner to corner again. SPLASH! The fans rally, Garcia huffs ‘n’ puffs and gets in Butcher’s face! Butcher shoves, Garcia BOOTS!

Garcia runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then BOOTS! Butcher stays up so Garcia KNEES low! Garcia reels Butcher in, but Butcher suplexes! Garcia fights that to TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! The fans are thunderous again and Garcia snarls. He’s foaming at the mouth like a mad dog! Garcia fires forearms on Butcher, then BITES him! The ref counts, Garcia lets off to climb up. Garcia rains down fists and fans count along! But Butcher stops that at 5! Garcia still fires hands, gets free, and LARIATS! Butcher shakes his head as he stays up! Garcia runs to LARIAT again! Still not enough, so Garcia runs. Butcher BOOTS Garcia, runs, but Garcia LARIATS him down!!

The fans are thunderous again as Garcia fires himself up! Garcia drags Butcher up, reels him in, and STUFF PILEDRIVERS!! Cover, Garcia wins!!

Winner: Daniel Garcia, by pinfall

A powerful win for Garcia and his family celebrates in the front row! And best of all, Garcia shows respect to Butcher as brothers of Buffalo. But will Garcia get an even bigger win against Will Ospreay for the International Championship, and possibly even THE AEW World Championship?

 

Backstage interview with Will Ospreay.

Lexy asks the Aerial Assassin that, in the wake of what we saw on Wednesday, the animosity between him and Swerve is clearly at a boiling point. Tonight is the official weigh-in, is it safe to say things are deeply personal now? A little bit, yeah. But Ospreay is willing to wait another 24 hours before he caves Swerve’s head in. But then Don Callis walks in and says tonight is gonna be so great! The Don Callis Family is with him, and Callis says this’ll be just like when he helped Ospreay beat Kenny Omega. Ospreay and Callis hug and Callis has some ideas. No, Don, hold on. Like Ospreay said last week, he can do this on his own.

Ospreay appreciates the offer of help, but he has this. Callis says okay, go and do your thing. Ospreay does talk to Kyle Fletcher. They all know Swerve will have Nana and his posse out there, Ospreay would appreciate it if someone was watching his back tonight. Kyle says yeah, sure, and Callis approves. Ospreay & Fletcher head out, Callis tells Trent & Takeshita that it’s all good. But then someone pats Callis on the shoulder. Rush is here! El Toro Blanco doesn’t say anything, but he surely has an answer to Callis’ offer from before. Is it “si” or “no” on El Ingobernable joining the Family?

 

Backstage interview with Jack Perry.

Lexy is with the Scapegoat, and says at Forbidden Door, he has the opportunity to become the NEW TNT Champion. Tonight, the six men in that match are in a Trios Match, but then Jack speaks up. He never agreed to be a part of this match. He doesn’t want to team with any of those guys. The only guys he teams with are The Elite. But tomorrow night, he WILL be the Face of TNT. But then in steps Christopher Daniels! The Fallen Angel apologizes to Lexy for interrupting but he tells Jack there is a problem with his train of thought. By all means, Jack can back out of any match he wants, but there will be repercussions.

Meaning, if Jack refuses to wrestle tonight, then he’ll be removed from the ladder match at Forbidden Door. So make whatever decision you feel is best. Daniels leaves it up to Jack, will the “sacrifice” Jack has to make be one of ego rather than effort?

 

2024 Women’s Owen Hart Cup Quarterfinal: Deonna Purrazzo VS Hikaru Shida!

The Virtuosa said just last night on Rampage, past accolades mean nothing here, it is all about what you’ve done lately. Will Deonna therefore prove she’s worthy of the AEW Women’s World Championship by taking down the THREE-TIME former champion? Or will Shida get back on track by putting Deonna in her place?

The bell rings and the fans rally as the two circle. Shida and Deonna tie up, break, and then go again. The two tie up, Shida wrenches to a wristlock, but Deonna spins, slips through and wristlocks back. Shida rolls, wrenches, hammerlocks, but Deonna wrenches back to headlock and takeover. Shida headscissors, Deonna kips free, and the fans cheer. The two reset again, feel things out, and knuckle lock. Deonna wrenches, wristlocks, but Shida stays up. Shida powers her way through to wrench and headlock, but Deonna powers her into a corner. The ref counts, Deonna lets off, but then she kicks low!

The ref reprimands, Deonna just whips corner to corner. Shida reverses, Deonna goes up and under then keeps moving. Shida follows, they RAM shoulders, and the fans cheer. Shida ROCKS Deonna, Deonna ROCKS Shida, repeat! The fans rally as the forearms fly after and faster! Shida gets the edge, winds up, but Deonna catches the arm! Shida fights off the takedown to then ENZIGIRI! Deonna flounders to a corner and the fans fire up. Shida storms over, climbs up, and fires up before she rains down fists! The fans count, Shida goes all the way to TEN! Shida then brings Deonna around to TOSS her out!

Shida goes to the ropes, and CROSSBODIES! Down goes Deonna and the fans cheer Shida again! Shida gets Deonna up and in, then on the apron. Shida CLUBS Deonna, gets some space, and she runs in, but Deonna avoids the knee! Deonna then FLYING STOMPS an arm! And she BOOTS Shida down! The Virtuosa soaks up the heat while Collision goes picture in picture.

Deonna stands over Shida, brings her up, and then puts her in the ring. Deonna stalks Shida, clamps onto an arm, then KICKS that arm! And KICKS, and KICKS, and KICKS! Shida scrambles away, Deonna stalks her, but Shida throws body shots. Deonna stomps Shida down for that, then drags her back up. Deonna has both arms, kicks them again and again, then snapmares Shida for a short arm scissor! Deonna pushes up for leverage, then shifts around so she can pull on the arm! Shida endures, kicks at Deonna, then fights up. Shida stacks Deonna, but Deonna kicks her back down! ARMBAR! Shida fights around, reaches out, ROPEBREAK!

The ref counts, Deonna lets go at 4, and Shida clutches her arm. Deonna storms back up, gets the arm, and wraps it around the ropes. The ref reprimands but Deonna KICKS the arm as she lets off. Deonna then drags Shida up, CHOPS her to a corner, and CHOPS again! Deonna ROCKS Shida, Shida ROCKS Deonna! But that was the bad arm! Deonna BOOTS Shida, goes for the arm again, but Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Shida fires forearms on Deonna! Deonna kicks, Shida blocks, and Deonna apologizes. Shida just fires more forearms! Shida ignores the pain in her arm to keep after Deonna’s head and neck! Shida then runs to KNEE Deonna down! The fans fire up as Shida stands Deonna up, short arm LARIAT! Shida gets Deonna up to short arm LARIAT again! Shida whips, Deonna BOOTS first! Shida JUMP KNEES! Shida runs to JUMP KNEE again! Cover, TWO! Shida fires up and the fans are with her! Shida drags Deonna up, but Deonna fights the suplex! Deonna wrenches out, and RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS!

Deonna shifts around, Shida rolls, but Deonna avoids the Penalty Kick! Deonna rolls Shida up but Shida rolls through! SLIDING- FUJIWARA!! Deonna turns lariat into armbar, and she pushes up for leverage! Shida endures, the fans rally, and Shida moves around! Shida reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Deonna lets go at 4, and Deonna says time to end this. Deonna runs up but Shida dodges the boot! Deonna is stuck in ropes, Shida goes up and up to FLYING CHUCK! Shida hurries to suplex and FALCON ARROW! Cover, but Deonna turns it into a victory roll! TWO, Shida has it, TWO! KATANA KNEE!! Cover, SHIDA WINS!

Winner: Hikaru Shida, by pinfall (advances to the next round)

Deonna was right, it IS about what you’ve done lately! And everyone Deonna did to get to this point no longer matters now that Shida has taken her down! Will the Shining Samurai make her way to the Cup and- WAIT! Deonna CLOBBERS Shida from behind! The Virtuosa is a sore loser as she stomps away on Shida! Deonna grabs Shida’s kendo stick, holds it the wrong way, but here comes Thunder Rosa! La Mera Mera runs Deonna off before she can do any more damage, but Deonna brushes it all off. Will Rosa find a way to finally humble The Virtuosa when they go another round?

 

Jeff Jarrett speaks.

“The Owen means more to me than anything I’ve ever done. To get the opportunity to win three matches, and stand in the middle of the ring in Owen’s hometown, I’m absolutely going to do it.” Karen Jarrett says Jeff’s never had a friend closer than Owen Hart. And this moment didn’t come around by chance. Surely, Owen’s spirit is at work. Jay Lethal says Jeff is the only person in this tournament who actually knew Owen, and was even his best friend. Jeff HAS to win this one! Satnam Singh says that while Jeff has to do this on his own, the team’s hearts are with him.

Sonjay Dutt adds that while Jeff doesn’t know who his opponent is, and he won’t have his team with him, the team knows Jeff has this. Who will Double J meet next Wednesday for Beach Break? And will even that Wild Card say, “Ain’t he great?”

 

Toni Storm speaks.

Not only that, but the Leading Lady steps on the broken glass of the champagne bottle! “Not like the brazen Mina of Japanese fame, with conquering thighs that stride from post to post, here on our bloodstained, sweaty mat shall stand a mighty woman with a belt, who shines as the impassioned lightning, and her name…! The Champion of Exiles! From her beacon hand glows worldwide stardom. Her piercing eyes command the entrant stage that twin tunnels frame. ‘Keep, pro-wrestling, your mediocre men,’ cries she with ruby lips. Give me your time! Your bored! Your idle masses yearning to be entertained!

“The wretched fans of your teeming arena, send these the audience, your tempest, tossed to me! I lift my title inside the Forbidden Door!” The Leading Lady has become pro-wrestling’s Lady Liberty, but will she keep her title free of the Fighting Gravure Idol’s selfish ways? Or will Mina Shirakawa take the belt from her, just as she has taken Mariah May?

 

Face of TNT Six Man Tag: Mark Briscoe, Dante Martin & Lio Rush VS Konosuke Takeshita, Jack Perry & El Phantasmo!

The ROH World Champion has been part of a rather eclectic conglomeration as of late, but now he’s got something special on his hands tonight. Will he, Angel Dorado & The Bad Child be able to #ManUp and take over the Big Apple? Or will The Alpha, The Scapegoat and The Headbanga be the ones leading the way through The Forbidden Door?

The teams sort out and there’s some tension, but Lio starts against Jack. The fans boo Jack, but then he tags out to Konosuke anyway. Konosuke and Lio step up, and Konosuke shoves the shorter Lio away. Lio shoves back, but Konosuke doesn’t budge! Konosuke grabs at Lio but Lio runs, redirects, dodges then BOOTS in the corner! Lio goes up and leaps, but Konosuke catches him and pops him around! But Lio swings through to sunset flip, TWO! Lio gets up, but Konosuke BOOTS him down! Konosuke rains down fists, talks trash on Lio, then looks at his corner. ELP reaches out, so Konosuke tags him hard!

ELP frowns but he steps in. ELP brings Lio up, whips, but Lio reverses! ELP reverses back, Lio goes up and around with the ropes, then whips again! ELP rolls through, comes back, but Lio DROPKICKS him! Lio facelocks, tags Dante, and then Dante tags Mark. Dante & Lio whip ELP to a corner, Dante sends Lio in to lariat! Dante runs in to clothesline, and Mark runs in to CLOBBER ELPL! Mark snapmares ELP so Lio & Dante can DOUBLE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Mark drags ELP up, fires forearms, then has ELP in the corner. Mark throws more shots, tags Dante, and they mug ELP. Dante tags Lio, and now they mug ELP.

Lio ROCKS ELP with a haymaker, then snap suplexes! Cover, TWO! ELP stays in this but Lio stays on him with a facelock. ELP powers his way forward but Lio slips around to a waistlock. Lio wrangles ELP, tags Dante, and Dante stomps ELP. Dante gets ELP up, reels him back in, and tags Lio again. Dante throws knees, Lio helps out tp double whip ELIP to the corner. ELP ELBOWS Mark, goes up and over Lio, then fakes Dante out to go low! Dante drags ELIP back but ELP ENZIGIRIS! Dante flounders, Lio hurries to block ELP’s path! ELP THROWS Lio at Dante! ELP has a clear path, but Jack leaves him high and dry!

The fans boo as Jack is only on Jack’s side, but then Mark WRECKS him with a dropkick! The fans fire up either way, but then Konosuke DECKS Mark while Collision goes picture in picture!

Konosuke looms over Mark, soaks up the heat, and ELP fires hands with Dante in the ring. ELP ROCKS Dante to the corner, ROCKS him again, but it looks like it’ll be 3v2 from now on. Jack just had to start the match, Daniels didn’t say he had to stick around. ELP CHOPS Dante, ROCKS him again, then CHOPS again. ELP offers, Konosuke reaches out, so ELP CHOPS Konosuke for the tag. Call it a receipt, if you will. Konosuke CLUBS Dante, then digs his boots in. Dante endures, lets off as the ref counts, and Dante sputters as he sits down. Konosuke SMACKS ELP for the tag, so ELP steps back in. ELP stands on Dante’s leg, then CHOPS Dante down.

ELP and Konosuke tag like you’re supposed to, and Konosuke CHOPS Dante down! Tag back to ELP, he drags Dante up and suplexes for a BRAINBUSTER! Tag to Konosuke, he deadlift suplexes, for a BRAINBUSTER! ELP mockingly applauds as Konosuke keeps trying to one-up him. Konosuke gets Dante up, THROWS him into the corner, then tags ELP. ELP stands Dante up to ROCK him! Collision returns to single picture and Konosuke brings Dante around. Konosuke ROCKS Dante, and Dante sits back. ELP and Konosuke argue and shove each other. They then get Dante up and reel him in, DOUBLE BACK SUPLEX! But Dante lands out, to DOUBLE RANA!

The fans fire up as Dante flounders forward! Dante grits his teeth, hot tag to Mark! Mark dodges ELP, then fires off on both ELP and Konosuke with Redneck Kung-Fu! CHOPS and forearms on repeat, but Konosuke ducks under to waistlock. Mark BOOTS ELP away, then PELES Konosuke! The fans fire up as ELP runs up but Mark dodges to CHOP! CHOP and whip! ELP hits buckles hard, then Mark runs up to LARIAT! Mark suplexes for the FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, Jack gets in to break it! Now Jack cares! Jack then bails out, only concerned with his team not losing, not with helping them win.

Mark drags ELP up and reels him in to underhook. JAY- NO, ELP fights free, gets around, and SUPERKICKS! Lio tags in to run up but ELP shoves him. Lio goes up and over, SUPERKICKS back, and then Konosuke gets up! Lio HANDSPRING KICKS Konosuke down, to then DIVE onto him at the ramp! The fans fire up with Lio, but then ELP DIVES to take Lio out! But now Dante DIVES, and he takes ELP out! Dante hurries to get ELP in, then he helps Lio into the ring. Lio tags Dante, and Dante goes up. Lio joins him, FINAL HOUR to the MAMBA SPLASH!! Cover, Jack breaks it again! The fans are torn but Mark gets Jack by the hair!

Mark TOSSES Jack out, then goes to the apron! CANNONBALL FLOPS as Jack moves! Jack smirks but Lio & Dante double whip ELP. Double leap frog but ELP gets Dante for the atomic drop! Lio waistlocks, ELP switches and shoves Lio into Dante! Both men fall over, hot tag to Konosuke! Lio & Dante stand, but the LARIAT wipes out Dante! Konosuke blocks Lio’s kick, FLIPS him, but Lio lands on his feet! Lio slips under but Konosuke catches him by the tights! DEADLIFY GERMAN SUPLEX, and Lio goes flying! The fans fire up but Dante springboards in, only for Konosuke to get around! GERMAN SUPLEX, but Dante lands out!

The fans are thunderous as Dante dodges Konosuke, but then Konosuke BOOTS him! Konosuke goes up, but Dante LEAPS up! SUPER STEIN- NO! Konosuke stops that, brings Dante back up, but Dante still SUPER STEINERS!! Dante fires up, the fans are thunderous, and Dante climbs, only for Jack to SHOVE Dante down! Dante flounders to his feet, but he comes back to GAMANGIRI Jack! Konosuke runs up, Dante leaps, but into the BLUE THUNDER BOMB!! And then POWER DRIVER KNEE!! Cover, Konosuke’s team wins!

Winners: Konosuke Takeshita, Jack Perry & El Phantasmo, by pinfall

Don Callis says get used to seeing that, i.e. The Alpha on top. But then Jack CLOBBERS Konosuke with the TNT Championship! The fans are torn as the Scapegoat turns out to be a Jackass! But then ELP says SUDDEN DEATH for Jack! ELP picks up the title, but then Lio runs up! RUSH HOUR!! Lio and Dante grab the belt, and the two friends are of course at odds over who will be the champion. But then Mark Briscoe BULLDOZES them with a ladder! The Sussex County Chicken is raising the stakes already! Mark sets that ladder up while all the others regroup outside. The fans fire up for “DEM BOYS!” as Mark climbs with the belt!

And then Mark says catch! The belt is dropped down into the cluster, and then Mark SUPER SWANTONS onto them all!! Buffalo is thunderously losing its mind as the Chicken flies! The Briscoe theme song says, “Reach for the sky, boy!” Will Mark do just that to become a double champion? Or will someone else rise above to become the new Face of TNT?

 

Prince Nana is on stage.

The fans cheer and Nana says, “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the official weigh-in for the Forbidden Door main event tomorrow night!” All brought to you by yours truly, Prince Nana. Introducing first, the challenger, the AEW International Champion, the Aerial Assassin, Will Ospreay! The fans fire up as Ospreay makes his entrance, Fletcher accompanying him. Ospreay gets right to it by throwing off his shirt, kicking off his shoes and pulling down his track pants. Ospreay stands on the scale, Nana looks at the readout, and reports in, “Ladies and gentlemen, the official weight for Will Ospreay is… 220 pounds!”

Ospreay steps away, and Nana introduces next, the reigning, defending, AEW World Champion…! Swerve Strickland! The fans fire up for “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The Realest makes his way out, accompanied by his rap mogul entourage, just as Ospreay knew he would. Westside Gunn holds onto the title for Swerve while he takes off his fur coat. Swerve’s already in boxer shorts, so he just kicks off his shoes to step on the scale. Nana looks at the readout, and reports, “the official weight for your world champion in AEW… is 230 pounds!” Swerve has ten pounds on Ospreay, and now we have the official photo op.

Ospreay and Swerve stand face to face, and very close at that. Both men are talking a bit of smack, but then they both step back to get their belts. Swerve and Ospreay are both ready in body and mind for this match, and Nana asks for any final words before this match. Ospreay says yeah, Swerve’s got 24 hours until Ospreay knocks those dirty ass grills out of his mouth! Ospreay is gonna usher in a new era! One where the best wrestle, and the one where the best wrestler is THE world champ! Swerve will find out why he is Will Ospreay, and that he is on, another, level!! Nana then asks Swerve if he has any final words.

Swerve says let’s just hurry up. Ospreay keeps saying the pressure’s on Swerve? No, it’s on Ospreay! Swerve is the world champion, he’s been here, Ospreay hasn’t. Swerve’s been in the main events, Ospreay hasn’t. Ospreay says he’s on another level? No, it’s Swerve who is on another level! Look how Swerve handles business! Ospreay comes out here dressed like a bum! Swerve is here like a business man. Swerve handles his business like a champion. And as such, Swerve will handle more business. He’s gonna offer Ospreay’s wife a contract- Ospreay pie faces Swerve for saying that! Security and posses jump in to stop this, and Fletcher’s ready to swing!

Ospreay says he’s fine now, he’s calmed now. But then he jukes security to FLYING HIDDEN BLADE Swerve right down!! That was a killshot to be sure! Ospreay snatches both belts up off the ground, and says look at him now! The fans are thunderous, Nana is stunned, and Swerve is in a daze! Will this be exactly how it goes in just 24 hours at Forbidden Door? Or will Ospreay’s anger get the better of him when he steps inside Swerve’s House?


My Thoughts:

A great episode of Collision, especially as a go-home, but I was surprised to see they organized the card in such a way where all the filler type stuff happened in the first hour. Hechicero did win his match tonight, because he’s of course losing to MJF tomorrow night. Serena Deeb’s open challenge was kinda put together like an afterthought by ol’ TK, it being just a squash win here and then we set up something bigger like Deeb VS Riho. Cassidy & Ishii VS Shane & Eagles was a solid opening match, but naturally Eagles took the loss. Good promo from Cassidy with ZSJ, and I do appreciate that Cassidy is now, on occasion, showing nerves and anxiety.

As for the match of Cassidy VS ZSJ, it could go either way, but it’d be more fitting in story if ZSJ won. He gets his win back from last year, more of stressed Cassidy could be good story going forward, and we could have another match between the two at All In Wembley. Vaquer VS Frost was a good match, but of course Mone had to be out there in person to share that spotlight. But it wasn’t that big a deal, I suppose. I did say just the other night that Vaquer was guaranteed to win, and then Mone getting attacked by Zeuxis and beat down by Vaquer does work in the go-home math. Mone is of course winning the NJPW Strong Women’s title, she’ll be going back and forth between AEW and NJPW Strong for however long while Vaquer probably focuses on her CMLL titles.

The Learning Tree stuff is still really goofy, but Bill and Keith help it work. Plus, getting a big brawl with them and Joe’s crew to then bring out Jeff Cobb was good stuff. Cobb was not someone I saw being the third man, but he’s of course a great choice. That said, I still feel like Joe’s team wins out, perhaps with Bill taking the loss. Jericho has Suzuki coming for the FTW Championship, maybe we get a dream match of Cobb VS Joe for the NJPW World TV Championship. And the best part is that with the 15 minute time limit, they could take that to a time limit draw and Cobb retains that way.

Great match from Garcia and Butcher in this Battle of Buffalo, and of course Garcia was winning. Garcia now has momentum going into Beach Break and what is certainly just an International Championship match. The reason for that is because Ospreay clobbered Swerve at the end of that weigh-in. Pro-wrestling has only ever sparingly done weigh-in segments and they’ve almost always been just so someone can stand tall to sway the math in the other person’s advantage, and so that tradition continues. And with Swerve retaining, he’ll go on to All In to face the Owen Hart Cup winner.

And as such, while Triple J is super confident in Jeff Jarrett, I fear that means he’s losing to this Wild Card, who has got to be Hangman. That teaser of his return was really well done, and The Elite did say they’d be the ones choosing the Wild Card. What better way for Hangman to return than to beat Jarrett, get that Heel Heat, win the whole tournament and then once again face Swerve for the title. And then with it being at Wembley Stadium, which is quickly becoming AEW’s biggest show of the year, that’ll be one awesome match. Good promo from The Patriarchy and Bang Bang Gang. White did a good job putting Christian in his place a bit there, and their eventual title match is going to be great stuff, but we’ll need to see more before the math locks in.

And then what an awesome Six Man Tag of all the TNT Championship participants. Jack played up his part perfectly, everyone got to shine, and in the end, the one standing tall is Mark Briscoe because he doesn’t need to win. He has the ROH World Championship, he can focus on that going towards Death Before Dishonor in July. Therefore, it has to still be Jack Perry winning. Then The Elite can become the Golden Elite again, at least for a time as The Bucks still have to defend the tag titles and Wild Card Hangman still has to go for the world title.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (7/19/24)

The Conglomeration is on a Rampage!

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The word of the day is “Rampage!”

Tomohiro Ishii joins The Conglomeration to take on The Undisputed Kingdom! Will this Freshly Squeezed formation tear down Strong, Taven & Bennett?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: The Conglomeration VS The Undisputed Kingdom; The Conglomeration wins.
  • Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith VS The Outrunners; Jericho & Bill win.
  • Minoru Suzuki VS The Butcher; Suzuki wins.
  • Kris Statlander w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Sydni Winnell; Kris wins.
  • The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Private Party; The Lucha Brothers win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Six Man Tag: The Conglomeration VS The Undisputed Kingdom!

While Mark Briscoe will be facing Roderick Strong next Friday for the ROH World Championship, his friends of Orange Cassidy, Kyle O’Reilly & Tomohiro Ishii will be taking on Roddy, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett right here tonight! Will Freshly Squeezed, The Violent Artist & the Stone Pitbull tear The Kingdom down? Or will Rampage in Little Rock be Undisputed?

The trios sort out, Roddy starts against Kyle, and the two circle. They feel things out, tie up, and go around. They fight for control in the clinch, end up on ropes, but then move around again. Roddy wrenches an arm, wristlocks, but Kyle spins and drop toeholds. Kyle floats to a waistlock but Roddy fights up. Roddy wrenches out, headlocks for the takeover, but Kyle rolls to a cover! ONE, but Roddy does not let go of the headlock. Roddy shifts to a clinch, but Kyle trips him up and floats for a leg. Roddy kicks at Kyle but Kyle stays close. Roddy wants a leg but Kyle kneels on Roddy to block. They knuckle lock, and Roddy fights up.

Roddy waistlocks, Kyle arm-drags to throw Roddy down, but Roddy trips Kyle. Kyle uses his leg guard but Roddy cartwheels away, and the fans cheer the stand off! The two reset, but then Cassidy tags in. Taven also tags in, and Cassidy runs up to get around. Cassidy headlocks, Taven powers up and out, then drops down to hurdle over. Cassidy blocks hip toss to hip toss back! Cassidy arm-drags, then he fakes Taven out! Taven is mad but Cassidy DROPKICKS him! Cassidy kips up, is a little wobbly for it, but the fans cheer. Ishii grabs Taven’s hair to keep him cornered while Cassidy storms over.

Cassidy tags Ishii, they double whip and then Ishii runs Taven over! Taven scrambles away, tags Bennett, but Ishii just runs Bennett over! And runs him over again! Taven comes back but gets run over! Roddy runs in and RAMS Ishii, but Ishii rebounds to run Roddy over! The fans fire up but The Kingdom mugs Ishii! The fans boo while The Kingdom reels Ishii in. Ishii fights the double suplex! Ishii tries to double suplex The Kingdom! The Kingdom CLUBS away on Ishii, but Cassidy steps in, as does Kyle! They help Ishii DOUBLE SUPLEX The Kingdom! The fans fire up and Cassidy flexes while he and Kyle stand down.

Ishii dares Roddy to get in, then he goes to Bennett. Ishii bumps Bennett off buckles, tags Kyle, and Kyle tags Cassidy. The Conglomeration has Bennett against ropes so that Kyle can KICK, Ishii can CHOP, and Cassidy can “chop.” KICK! CHOP! Chop. KICK! CHOP! Chop. KICK! CHOP! CHOP! Now Cassidy’s getting into it! KICK, CHOP, CHOP! Bennett sputters, Kyle & Ishii feed him to Cassidy’s SHOTGUN! Ishii covers, TWO! Bennett flounders around but Ishii stomps him, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Roddy shouts at Ishii but Ishii drags Bennett up and over to bump off buckles. Tag to Cassidy and he brings Bennett up to snapmare. Cassidy “runs” to LAZY ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Cassidy keeps Bennett from The Kingdom and tags in Kyle. They mug Bennett, then Kyle wrenches Bennett to an ELBOW BREAKER! Kyle hammerlocks, spins Bennett and snapmares him into a seated COBRA TWIST! Bennett endures, Cassidy gets in the shot so he can thumbs up, and then Kyle rolls Bennett into a cobra cradle! But Taven & Roddy distract the ref! Kyle lets Bennett go, and he stomps Bennett at the ropes.

Kyle bumps Bennett off Cassidy’s foot, then tags in Ishii. Ishii stalks Bennett, CHOPS him, but Bennett CHOPS back! Ishii doesn’t even flinch! Bennett CHOPS again, and that hurts his hand more than it does Ishii’s chest! Bennett CHOPS again, but Ishii CHOPS Bennett down! Rampage returns to single picture as Bennett sputters. Ishii CHOPS him again, and again, and again! Taven runs in, Ishii kicks him low, and fires a CHOP! Ishii CHOPS Taven, CHOPS Bennett, repeat! The CHOPS keep going, fans “WOO~!” and then Ishii runs. But Roddy trips Ishii up! The ref reprimands, Ishii BOOTS Roddy, and then Ishii breaks The Kingdom’s double clothesline!

Ishii comes back, he DOUBLE LARIATS The Kingdom, but Roddy DROPKICKS Ishii right after! The fans rally while Ishii and Bennett crawl again. Bennett hot tags Roddy and Roddy scoops Ishii for a BACKBREAKER! Roddy drags Ishii up to push him into the corner. Roddy CHOPS and Ishii sure felt that one! Roddy CHOPS again, then brings him around. Roddy fires forearms and haymakers, but the fans rally for “I-SHI-I!” Tag to Taven, he fires hands on Ishii. Taven snapmares Ishii to then CHOP him! Taven talks smack, then he sucker punches Cassidy! Taven tries to convince Kyle he’s on the wrong side, but Ishii GERMAN SUPLEXES Taven!

Taven flounders, the fans rally up, hot tag to Kyle! Bennett jumps in but gets a kitchen sink knee for it! Kyle BOOTS Taven, KICKS Bennett, then he KICKS Taven! Roddy steps in, but then steps out when Kyle spots him. So Cassidy DIVES onto Roddy! Kyle fires off strikes on Taven, but Taven avoids the leg sweep! Taven CLAWS Kyle’s eyes, says he doesn’t wanna do this, but then Ishii ROCKS Taven! Kyle reels Taven into a GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! Bennett hurries in but Cassidy CROSSBODIES Bennett down! Taven powers up but Cassidy DIVES onto Roddy again! Taven fights but Ishii tags in.

Ishii takes Taven and suplexes while Kyle aims, CHASING THE DRAGON!! Ishii covers, Bennett breaks it! Bennett ROCKS Kyle, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but Bennett stops the DDT! Bennett suplexes, into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! And then AX & SMASH from Kyle! Ishii LARIATS Bennett inside-out! The Conglomeration regroups while the fans fire up! Kyle runs to forearm SMASH Taven in the corner! Cassidy SMASHES, too! Then Ishii corner LARIATS! They hoist Taven up, Ishii climbs, but Roddy & Bennett wipe out Kyle & Cassidy! Roddy goes after Ishii, helps Bennett pick Ishii up as a backpack, and Taven adjusts up top.

The fans boo but Roddy helps Bennett hit the PROTON PACK! And Taven adds the FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO?!? Ishii survives that onslaught and shocks The Kingdom! The fans fire up while Taven tags Ishii. Roddy drags Ishii up, knees him and CLUBS him, then ROCKS him! Roddy fires more shots but Ishii fires boxing elbows in return! Roddy spins but Ishii SWATS the Strong Knee! But then Roddy KNEES Ishii’s lariat! Roddy fires elbows of his own, but Ishii HEADBUTTS! Cassidy tags in and goes up! The Kingdom runs in but Cassidy leaps over them both! Cassidy then baits The Kingdom in and DUMPS The Kingdom out!

Cassidy builds speed to DIVE, but The Kingdom catch him! They RAM him into apron, RAM him into railing, then set him up for Roddy to WRECK him with a dropkick! The Kingdom soaks up the heat while Rampage goes picture in picture again.

Roddy hauls Cassidy up to RAILING BACKBREAKER! Cassidy staggers, Taven ROCKS him, and Roddy puts Cassidy in the ring. Roddy tags Taven in, they stomp Cassidy, and Taven drags Cassidy up. Taven puts Cassidy in the corner but Cassidy fights back with forearms and elbows for everyone! Cassidy slides under Taven, but Taven anchors his legs! Cassidy kicks Taven away, Bennett runs in and he drags Cassidy back. Cassidy BOOTS Bennett away so Roddy anchors him now! Cassidy reaches out, but Roddy drags him back and deadlifts him for a BACKBREAKER! Roddy digs a knee in, pulls Cassidy back with a chinlock, but Cassidy endures.

Roddy grabs an arm, he drags Cassidy back, and he hits a BACKSTABBER! Tag to Bennett and he covers, TWO! Bennett drags Cassidy up to CHOP him back down! Bennett drags Cassidy up again to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Bennett keeps on Cassidy with a facelock, tags Taven in, and The Kingdom mugs Cassidy. Taven scoops Cassidy to BACKBREAKER, and Rampage goes to break.

Rampage returns and Taven stomps a mudhole into Cassidy. Tag to Bennett but Roddy also steps in. Bennett drags Cassidy up, bumps him off buckles, then tags Taven back in. The Kingdom set Cassidy up and run in! Bennett forearm SMASHES, but then Cassidy TOSSES Taven! Roddy runs up to KNEE Cassidy, Taven BOOTS Kyle! Roddy puts Cassidy up, and they try this again! PROTON- NO, Cassidy slips free to shove Bennett into Taven! Taven gets stuck up top, and Cassidy dodges Roddy! Hot tag to Ishii! Roddy kicks Ishii, but Ishii suplexes to BRAINBUSTER Roddy! Ishii catches Bennett, to BRAINBUSTER!

Taven finally sits up but Ishii is after him first! The fans fire up as Ishii gives Taven a SUPERPLEX! Cover, Roddy breaks it! Kyle steps in and he brawls with Roddy! The fans fire up as forearm after forearm fly back and forth! Roddy ROCKS Kyle, Kyle KNEES Roddy! Roddy avoids the ax kick to fire elbow after elbow! Only to run into a KNEE! Snapmare and Ishii SLIDING LARIATS! Taven SUPERKICKS Ishii, Bennett fireman’s carries Kyle! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER and JUST THE TIP of the knee! Ishii ENZIGIRIS Bennett! Cassidy rises, Ishii gives him the tag! Cassidy goes up to leap and sunset flip Taven! Bennett breaks it!

Bennett whips, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT! Cassidy fires up and the fans are with him! Kyle joins in, they stand Bennett up! FRESHLY SQUEEZED ANNIHILATION! Roddy runs up to BOOT Cassidy! Kyle turns Roddy around but gets a STRONG KNEE for it! Ishii spins Roddy around, Roddy dodges and returns, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! Cassidy returns to ORANGE- NO, Taven dodges! But then Cassidy ducks the leg lariat to ORANGE PUNCH!! Cover, The Conglomeration wins!

Winners: The Conglomeration, by pinfall

A powerful trios match opens Rampage, but wait, here comes Don Callis. Why’s this creep here? The fans boo him, but Callis smiles. Cassidy sees Callis and winds up the hand! But Kyle Fletcher attacks from behind! The Aussie Arrow stomps away on Cassidy at the ropes, then rains down fists! The fans boo but wait! Here comes Mark Briscoe! The Sussex County Chicken won’t let The Protostar get away with this! He ROCKS and UPPERCUTS Kyle, then LARIATS Kyle up and out! Only for a STRONG KNEE to take Mark down! Roddy stomps Cassidy, then stomps Mark! Roddy holds up the belt and shouts, “This is mine!”

The fans boo but The Undisputed Kingdom stand tall, holding up all three belts. Will nothing stop them from conquering ROH at Death Before Dishonor?

 

Backstage interview with The Outcasts.

Arkady Aura is with Saraya & Harley Cameron, and says we haven’t seen Saraya wrestle since her first round loss in the Women’s Owen Hart Cup. Harley speaks up and asks how that’s supposed to be Saraya’s fault. Why point the finger of blame at her? Maybe it is this company’s fault! Because Saraya has been spending this whole time training, getting “Wembley Ready,” and being an unproblematic icon! Saraya says Harley is right, and do you know why? Because AEW is scared of Saraya. The AEW Women’s Division is scared of her! Because she is the living legend, she understands.

Last year at All In, Saraya had the world at her feet! Now, they’re just keeping her off the show. Harley says doing All In Wembley without Saraya is like doing Beverly Hills Cop without Eddie Murphy! Saraya says yeah, that’s why they’re keeping her away. But they can’t do the show without her because she IS the show. All roads lead to Wembley, baby, and it doesn’t matter who she has to step on to get there. Then just who will The Outcasts take out in order to have their moment?

 

Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith VS The Outrunners!

While The Learning Tree has to defend that “For The World” Championship this Wednesday on Dynamite, he and The Redwood are not shying away from competition. Will Jericho & Bill show the world they’re not afraid of big bad Minoru Suzuki? Or will Turbo Floyd & Truth Magnum be the ones to teach The Learning Tree a thing or two?

The teams sort out and Bill starts against Truth. The fans rally, Truth gets around to headlock, but Bill powers up to TOSS Truth away! Truth flounders to his corner, Turbo tags in, and Turbo steps up to Bill. Jericho isn’t even taking this match seriously, he’s checking his phone! Bill knees Turbo low, CLUBS him down, but Truth tags back in. Truth runs and leaps, but Bill catches him! Bill grins, gives a thumbs up, then SLAMS Truth down! Bill says the fans know what’s up. But then Turbo tags in and The Outrunners DOUBLE CLUB Bill! Bill just frowns…! Bill turns around, he runs up, but The Outrunners dodge to DOUBLE DROPKICK!

Bill stays up but The Outrunners fire up. They spin and handshake, while flexing! Bill frowns, Truth sees and warns Turbo. Turbo looks and Bill DECKS him! Bill DECKS Truth, too! Bill then runs to BOOT Truth out of the ring! Turbo staggers up, Jericho keeps checking his phone, but Turbo CHOPS! Bill sighs and Turbo begs for mercy. Bill puts Turbo in a corner, CHOPS him, then CHOPS again! And he fires off haymaker after haymaker! Bill laughs as he stomps a mudhole into Turbo! The ref counts but Bill keeps going! Bill lets off, laughs some more, and Jericho says look out. Truth CHOPS Bill, but then he begs for forgiveness.

Bill powers Truth to a corner with one hand! Then he runs to SPLASH Turbo! SPLASH for Truth, SPLASH for Turbo! BOOT for Truth, and then Bill choke grips Turbo. SKYSCRAPER CHOKE SLAM!! And then he tags Jericho! Jericho smirks and waves to the fans. “Hi, guys~!” Cover, Jericho & Bill win!

Winners: Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey, by pinfall

Bad Apple Keith kicks Truth out of the ring, then he stands tall with his guys. Keith tells the Outrunners to respect Chris Jericho, but he and Bill won’t be around to help Jericho on Wednesday. Will Jericho be able to survive Minoru Suzuki in the shadow of Blood & Guts? Or will Suzuki tear down The Learning Tree #ForTheWorld?

Wait, speaking of Suzuki, here he comes! He has his own match tonight, but he wants to look Jericho in the eye one more time before Dynamite. Will the Meanest Man in the World make an example out of The Butcher?

Minoru Suzuki VS The Butcher!

Rampage returns and The Butcher is already in the ring. The bell rings and Butcher talks some smack on Suzuki. Butcher then fires a forearm, but Suzuki comes back with a forearm of his own. Butcher RAMS Suzuki into a corner, the ref counts, but Butcher lets off at 4. Suzuki eggs Butcher on but Butcher pie faces Suzuki. Butcher dares Suzuki to bring it, so Suzuki fires off fast hands and forearms! Suzuki ROCKS Butcher in the corner, then goes corner to corner, so he can BOOT! Butcher staggers, Suzuki snapmares him, then runs to PENALTY- NO! Butcher blocks the kick! Butcher CLUBS the leg, then trips Suzuki.

Butcher has a standing toehold as he traps one of Suzuki’s legs. Suzuki just eggs Butcher on! Butcher stomps the leg, drops an elbow on it, then he drags Suzuki up. Butcher CLUBS Suzuki, but Suzuki just snarls. Butcher CHOPS, but Suzuki isn’t impressed. Butcher CHOPS again, Suzuki eggs him on, so Butcher fires more CHOPS! Suzuki just laughs! Butcher ROCKS Suzuki, kicks low, then kicks again. Butcher reels Suzuki in to suplex high and hard! Cover, TWO! The fans rally for Suzuki and he fires body shots on Butcher. Suzuki ROCKS Butcher, but Butcher HEADBUTTS! Butcher vows to break Suzuki’s back!

Butcher half nelsons, but Suzuki slips around to waistlock. Butcher elbows free, runs, but Suzuki follows, drop steps to get around, and has the SLEEPER! Suzuki wrangles Butcher, squeezes tight, but Butcher endures. Suzuki spins Butcher around and reels him in, and the fans fire up for the Gotch Lift! Butcher’s big, but Suzuki still lifts him, holds him up, and then PILEDRIVERS!! Cover, Suzuki wins!

Winner: Minoru Suzuki, by pinfall

A gritty fight for Suzuki and Butcher, and this was in a normal match! What won’t Suzuki do to Jericho when it is FTW Rules?

 

The Conglomeration speaks.

Mark Briscoe says, “For those of you who may or may not have been living under a rock for the past couple months, you are looking at the group that has come to be known as The Conglomeration. You know about my main man with the game plan, OC, and Kyle O’Reilly. Let me introduce to you Tomohiro Ishii, henceforth to be known as Big Time! That’s right! Here in The Conglomeration, there is only two rules. First and foremost, you gotta be down to conglomerate. And secondly, you cannot in any way, shape or form, be a s*it head!” Kyle shrugs and nods, because it’s true.

Mark then says that brings us to the word of the day! The word of the day is… Discombobulation! Kyle asks the country of origin. American! Can he use it in a sentence? In the midst of Mark’s discombobulation, Roderick Strong cracked him in the jaw with a knee, and stood over him, holding up Mark’s ROH World Championship high in the air! Now that done pissed Mark off, Roddy! He’s known Roddy a long time, and Roddy knows better than that! So next week, Death Before Dishonor, Mark has something for Roddy!

But before that, tomorrow night’s Collision, #BigTime Ishii is going to take Roddy on 1v1! No Kingdom, no Conglomeration, and damn sure no Don Callis Family at ringside! Roddy VS Ishii, and we’ll show y’all how we do in The Conglomeration! Because they’re ’bout to RARARARARA!! The Chicken is all fired up, but will the Stone Pitbull be able to take a big bite out of the Savior of the Backbreaker?

 

Kris Statlander w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Sydni Winnell!

The Galaxy’s Greatest Traitor knows The Babe with the Power wants payback on her just as badly as she wants to run Willow’s life. But while Willow went and won the CMLL Women’s World Championship, Kris has just been grumbling and plotting with Big Stoke. Will Kris make an example out of Sydni tonight? Or will the Heart of Hutchinson, Kansas be unbreakable?

The bell rings and Kris DISCUS LARIATS right away! Stoke fires up but the fans are torn as Kris hauls Sydni back up. Kris ROCKS Sydni, CHOPS her, then fires off haymakers in the corner! The ref counts, Kris stomps a mudhole in, then she digs her boots in. The ref counts, Kris gets in his face about it, then goes back to Sydni. Kris drags Sydni up to snap suplex! Sydni flounders but Stokely smiles. Kris runs corner to corner, UPPERCUTS, then goes side to side, but Sydni ELBOWS her! Sydni fires forearm snow and has Kris in a corner! The fans fire up, Sydni fires up, and she whips. Kris reverses to then scoop and pop Sydni around!

Kris tucks Sydni in for STATURDAY NIGHT FEVER!! Cover, Kris wins!

Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall

As Stokely says, every night is #StaturdayNight, especially when Kris wins like that. She has Stoke stand on her while she does push-ups just to show off, but will Kris be ready when Willow returns with a vengeance?

 

Holo.grm loads up.

Whoever this mysterious masked man is, he is ready, and he promises that tomorrow night on Collision, we will see him debut! Will Holo.grm prove to be more than meets the eye?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

Collision is already stacked with Strong VS Ishii, Holo.grm’s debut, and the Unified World Trios Championship match, The Patriarchy VS The Bang Bang Gang, but Skye Blue’s challenge to Hikaru Shida has been answered! Will the Shining Samurai cut through the Chicago Skye to find her way back to the top of the ranks? We’ll also see Darby Allin return to action against The Beast Mortis! Will The Relentless One sharpen his edge for Blood & Guts? Plus, the Lumberjack match has been made official! Thunder Rosa VS Deonna Purrazzo, with other AEW stars all around ringside, will this be where La Mera Mera and The Virtuosa finally settle the score?

 

The Lucha Brothers w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Private Party!

Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix are looking to get in on the tag title chase, but so are Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy. While The Acclaimed still have to shoot their shot at The Young Bucks, which team will be waiting for them on the other side?

The teams sort out and Fenix starts against Brother Zay. The fans rally, Zay offers a handshake, and Fenix takes it. But then Fenix ROCKS Zay! Zay ROCKS Fenix back, they fire forearms, and Zay fires forearms again and again. Zay whips, Fenix springboards to CROSSBODY! Fenix kicks, SOBATS, KICKS a leg, then kicks again, but Zay blocks! Zay steps over, GAMANGIRI! Zay runs, but Fenix pops him up, only for Zay to RANA! Zay whips, Fenix reverses but Zay reverses back. Fenix goes up and out to the apron, Zay runs in, Fenix dodges the triangle jump, and then Fenix slingshot SENTONS! Fenix stands Zay up, but Zay fights the underhooks!

Zay RAMS Fenix into the corner, tags Quen, and Quen rolls Fenix up, TWO! Fenix comes back, but gets a pop-up DROPKICK for it! Penta tags in and the fans fire up! Penta blocks, Quen blocks then Quen ROCKS Penta! Quen goes up, brings Penta to the top with him, but Penta CLUBS Quen! Penta SUPERKICKS Quen, then slingshots up to SUPER RANA Quen away! The fans fire up, Quen returns but Penta BOOTS him! Quen tries again, Penta pops him up and SUPERKICKS him while upside-down! Quen flops to the apron then the floor and the fans fire up. Penta builds speed, but Zay CROSSBODIES him!

Fenix MISSILE DROPKICKS Zay! Quen returns to PELE Fenix! Penta SUPERKICKS Quen! All four men are down and the fans fire up! Zay and Fenix bail out, Penta and Quen slowly stand up. Penta eggs Quen on, and Rampage goes picture in picture.

Quen steps up to Penta, and Penta says uno momento. Penta dramatically takes off his glove, but Quen says no, let him. “SHOTS! SHOTS!” Penta says okay, listen! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta pie faces Quen, so Quen comes back to say “SHOTS!” “CERO! MIEDO!” “SHOTS!” They go back and forth, taunt for taunt, then Penta CHOPS! Quen is stinging but he composes himself. Quen comes back, CHOPS, but that hurts his hand more than it does Penta’s body! Penta says okay, and he unbuttons Quen’s shirt, to CHOP him down! The fans fire up with Penta as he does a “SHOTS! SHOTS!” dance! So Quen returns to fire forearms!

Quen ROCKS Penta, runs, but Penta SUPERKICKS! “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but Quen BOOTS him down! Quen nods, runs up, but DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Both men stay up, Penta blocks a kick to HEEL KICK, only for Quen to ROUNDHOUSE back! Both men wobble, then they DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSE! Both men fall and the fans fire back up! Quen and Penta crawl, hot tags to Zay and Fenix! Fenix ROCKS Zay, Zay ROCKS Fenix, and Fenix fires off a strike fest! Fenix reels Zay in, “ANIMO!” But Zay wrenches out to facelock back! But Fenix fights the suplex, wrenches out, and KICKS Zay!

Fenix reels Zay in, but then Zay wrenches out. Zay reels Fenix back in, but Fenix wrenches out to mule kick. Fenix reels Zay in, “ANIMO!” but Zay wrenches out to ROCK Fenix! Zay eggs Fenix on, pie faces, and he fires a forearm! Fenix fires back, they go back and forth, and the fans rally up. Fenix and Zay huff ‘n’ puff, and they keep throwing shots! Zay gets the edge, but Fenix returns in kind! Rampage returns to single picture as they both throw forearms at the same time, again and again! It is fast and furious and the fans love it! Penta runs in just to BLAST Quen! The Lucha Bros mug Zay, double whip, but Quen is there for some SILLY STRONG!

Penta flounders out, Quen HOTSHOTS Fenix! Zay brings Fenix around, Quen goes up, AFTER PARTY STOMPS! Quen goes up and up to ESCALARA SENTON onto Penta! Zay SWANTON BOMBS Fenix! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives and shocks Zay! The fans rally up and Zay brings Fenix up. Tag to Quen, and Private Party puts Fenix up top. Quen runs up, GIN- NO, Fenix holds onto the corner and Quen tumbles! Penta also waistlocks Zay but Zay fights free with elbows. Penta shoves Zay so that Fenix can tightrope walk PENALTY KICK! Then Penta SLINGBLADES Zay down! Quen gets in, he gets a SLINGBLADE, too!

The fans fire up for “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta brings Quen in but Quen slips free and shoves Penta into Fenix! Fenix lands on his firebird and Quen helps Zay up. GIN & JUICE!! Cover, but Penta returns to break it and hit a DESTROYER on Zay!! Quen is shocked while Little Rock is thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as “A E DUB!” gives us this main event. Quen drags Fenix up but Fenix CHOPS! Fenix eggs Quen on so Quen stomps away on him! Quen drags Fenix up, reels him in, but Fenix wrenches out to underhook and BUTTERFLY ANARCHY! Cover, TWO!! Fenix tags Penta and they aim at Zay. DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!

Quen is alone, “UNO! DOS! TRES!” DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for him, too! Then Penta drags Quen up and Fenix goes up! Tuck and “CERO! MIEDO!” LB PILEDRIVER!! Then Fenix DIVES onto Zay for good measure! Penta covers, Lucha Brothers win!

Winners: The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall

Private Party put up a fight to be sure, but Penta y Fenix just wanted it that much more! Will the Lucha Brothers be watching Blood & Guts very, very closely?


My Thoughts:

A great episode of Rampage here, and even the squash matches served some purpose. Kris crushing Sydni was mostly for momentum, but it felt like that was the first real showing of Kris’ Heel attitude with her trash talking the whole time. Jericho letting Bill do all the work against The Outrunners was naturally how that match was going, but it works perfectly in character and story for them. And Jericho crossing paths with Suzuki before Suzuki puts Butcher away rather quickly was good, too. The go home math is therefore even ahead of their FTW Championship match, but I wonder if Jericho was texting someone who could interfere for him since Keith & Bill can’t. But it can’t be Jeff Cobb, though, he’s locked in for NJPW’s G1 Climax.

Very good promo from The Outcasts, and while Toni Storm VS Mariah May is one title match and Mercedes Mone VS Britt Baker is another, Saraya could end up putting out an open challenge and it is answered by someone big from Stardom or CMLL for a first-time-ever kind of match to make All In even more historic. Great tag team main event from Lucha Brothers VS Private Party, with it mostly being for momentum. Private Party has finally been back on track now that both guys are healthy, but Lucha Bros winning out made sense. Penta & Fenix have been great as a team and as individuals, they’re both primed to take on just about any team or even singles champs if needed.

And great opener from The Conglomeration and The Undisputed Kingdom, even though I’m surprised they did such a Six Man Tag already. The Conglomeration winning could still feed into my idea that Cassidy & Kyle get an ROH Tag Team Championship match at Death Before Dishonor, but it also gives us a reason for Ishii VS Roddy tomorrow night. Great promo from Mark Briscoe in that, too, he continues to be one of the best underappreciated promo guys in all of wrestling today. I feel like Mark is going to retain the title against Roddy given how Shane Taylor is gunning for Mark, but that really depends on if Tony Khan is even paying attention to his own shows.

My Score: 8.7/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/17/24)

EPISODE 250!

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AEW is going big for this milestone Dynamite!

Dynamite has reached its 250TH episode, and it opens with Will Ospreay VS MJF for the AEW International Championship!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS MJF; MJF wins and becomes the new AEW International Champion.
  • AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Nyla Rose; Mone wins and retains the title.
  • Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Kazuchika Okada; Swerve wins, by disqualification.

PLAY BY PLAY

AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS MJF!

Like many of us, The Aerial Assassin despise the Wolf of Wrestling for how he disrespected and used Daniel Garcia just to send a message. But also like many, Ospreay at least acknowledges and respects that this form of Maxwell Jacob Friedman is his most dangerous. Will Ospreay be able to put down AEW’s Ultimate Scumbag? Or will even the #BillyGOAT not be on the level of the devil?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who ignites episode 250!

The bell rings and the fans cheer while the two stare down. Ospreay gets the fans even more fired up, and then MJF bails out. The fans boo but MJF just hops the railing. MJF splashes fans with their own water! MJF then lounges on the barriers, offers a fist bump, but the fans just flip him off. So MJF rips a fan’s sign up and throws it back! MJF goes back to the ring, tells fans to shut up, and he approaches Ospreay. Only to dodge and strut, then swivel the hips. The fans boo but Ospreay smirks, this is the MJF he knew he was getting. They tie up, MJF wrenches to hammerlock, but Ospreay headlocks.

MJF powers up to wrench and WRING Ospreay, but Ospreay handsprings through, and copies the strut! Ospreay shows he can swivel hips, too! The fans cheer but MJF sarcastically says Ospreay’s clever. The two tie up, MJF headlocks, but the fans sing, “OSPRAEY~ OSPREAY OSPREAY OSPREAY~!” MJF is annoyed, Ospreay powers up and out, then things speed up. Ospreay hurdles then drops down to trip MJF up! MJF ducks the Hidden Blade to hit a headlock takeover! Ospreay headscissors, MJF kips free, and roles reverse as Ospreay headlocks for the takeover. MJF headscissors but Ospreay kips free.

MJF ducks the Penalty Kick, avoids the standing moonsault, then bobs ‘n’ weaves to avoid Ospreay’s punches and kicks. MJF shoves Ospreay, Ospreay springboards but MJF avoids that, too! MJF runs in, Ospreay dodges to handspring, but MJF gets under! Ospreay superhero lands, and the fans are thunderous while MJF is stunned! The fans cheer “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for making this the opener! MJF is annoyed, but he and Ospreay tie up. MJF says Ospreay pulled hair! The fans boo because of course MJF is lying. MJF and Ospreay reset, tie up, and again MJF claims hair pulling. But then MJF pulls hair!

MJF puts Ospreay on the ropes, the ref counts, and MJF lets off, to take a swing! Ospreay dodges and then LARIATS MJF up and out! The fans fire up and Ospreay builds speed, only for MJF to get away. MJF says not today, but then Ospreay just changes course and he FLIES out onto MJF! The fans fire up and high-five Ospreay before he puts MJF in. Ospreay HOTSHOTS MJF, runs and BOOTS, then he hits as BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Ospreay prepares the elbow and the fans fire up. Ospreay aims but MJF scrambles to the apron. The fans boo, Ospreay storms over, but MJF YANKS Ospreay into buckles!

MJF stomps a mudhole in, drags Ospreay up to whip and WRING him into the corner! Ospreay flounders and MJF soaks up the heat. Then he blows snot at the fans and mocks them! MJF goes back to Ospreay, clamps onto an arm, and the fans rally and duel as Ospreay endures. Ospreay fights up, throws body shots, then forearms. MJF throws Ospreay down by his hair! The fans boo but MJF just soaks it up. MJF says he didn’t do anything. Then he clamps on with a chinlock and grinds Ospreay down. Ospreay fights up to JAWBREAKER free! Ospreay runs but MJF kitchen sink knees! MJF hauls Ospreay up to back suplex, but Ospreay lands out!

Ospreay reels MJF in to back suplex, but MJF lands out! MJF back suplexes, Ospreay lands out, into a STUNNER! Cover, TWO! MJF’s annoyed his Osaka Street Cutter, or perhaps Long Island Street Cutter, didn’t end this, but he storms after Ospreay. Ospreay is on the apron, MJF reels him in, HEAT- NO! Ospreay shoves MJF away, but MJF slingshots Ospreay into another STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and MJF is frustrated. The fans rally for Ospreay as he goes to the apron, but MJF storms over. MJF drags Ospreay in again, tries but Ospreay again denies him the Heatseeker! So MJF tries the slingshot, but Ospreay stops that!

Ospreay GAMANGIRIS MJF away, goes up a corner, and PIP PIP CHEERIO! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Ospreay rises but so does MJF. Ospreay fires haymakers on MJF first, then whips. MJF reverses but Ospreay CLOBBERS him! MJF bails out but Ospreay builds speed! Ospreay handsprings to SASUKE SPECIAL! The fans are thunderous but Ospreay takes a moment to check his ribs and catch his breath. Ospreay storms up on MJF, puts him in the ring, then goes up a corner. The fans fire up for the MOONSAULT, but MJF moves! Ospreay lands out, MOONSAULTS again, but MJF dodges again!

But the STANDING SHOOTING STAR hits! Cover, TWO! So Ospreay goes up and up to SKY TWISTER! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives the onslaught but Ospreay loads up that elbow! “This is Awesome!” as Ospreay aims again. MJF slowly rises, Ospreay runs up, but MJF bails out again! The fans continue to boo but Ospreay PLANCHAS! Down goes MJF and Ospreay high-fives more fans. And then Ospreay confiscates the timekeeper’s table! The fans are thunderous as Ospreay brings the furniture over to ringside. MJF hurries away into the ring now! Ospreay pursues as we see the fear on MJF’s face.

Ospreay CHOPS MJF in the corner! Ospreay stands MJF up to CHOP him again! The fans “WOO~” and Ospreay runs, but MJF pops him up to SUPERKICK him! MJF goes up, but Ospreay avoids the Panama City/Long Island Sunrise, but then MJF knees low! MJF reels Ospreay in but Ospreay powers out. Ospreay whips MJF to the corner, MJF goes up and over, but then MJF’s knee jams! Ospreay grabs that leg but it was a trap! MJF steps over and hits as STUFF PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and both men are down again. The fans rally up while both men stir, and MJF rises first.

MJF shows off that the leg is just fine, then does the Daniel Garcia dance just to mock him. MJF then drops an elbow on Ospreay’s leg. Ospreay CLUBS at MJF but MJF keeps the toehold. Ospreay fishhooks MJF and MJF lets go. Ospreay CHOPS, and CHOPS, then runs, but into a back drop! MJF leans on the ropes while he catches his breath, and the fans rally again. MJF storms back over, KNEES the leg, then smirks. MJF steps through, ties the legs up, and has the FIGURE FOUR! The fans “WOO~,” even as MJF SLAPS Ospreay! And SLAPS him! MJF thrashes the hold, but Ospreay endures. Ospreay’s shoulders are down, TWO as he sits back up!

Ospreay pries at the leglock, and the fans rally up as he works to turn things over. MJF fights that back, thrashes some more, but Ospreay grits his teeth. The fans rally harder and harder as Ospreay fights his way over, and he turns the hold onto MJF! MJF endures now, reaches out while shouting in pain, and he flails in order to turn things back onto Ospreay! The fans boo but Ospreay endures again. Ospreay drags MJF along, reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts but MJF lets go at 4. MJF is frustrated but then he drags Ospreay up and to a corner. MJF CHOPS, takes a moment, then CHOPS again!

MJF wrenches, whips, but Ospreay can’t even make it all the way! MJF smirks while the ref checks Ospreay. Ospreay shakes out the leg, refusing to admit defeat. MJF storms over, stands Ospreay up, and CHOPS! Ospreay hobbles, so MJF CLAWS Ospreay’s back! MJF whips, Ospreay barely makes it to ropes! MJF wants after Ospreay like a shark with blood in the water, but Ospreay sits on the apron. MJF tells off the fans cheering Ospreay, but Ospreay is somehow still in this. So MJF CLAWS Ospreay’s face! The fans boo but MJF soaks it up. Ospreay throws body shots and haymakers! Ospreay CHOPS and MJF wobbles!

Ospreay CHOPS again, MJF flails more. Ospreay snarls, runs, but MJF CHOP BLOCKS the legs! MJF covers, TWO! MJF frowns but he stomps Ospreay’s leg. MJF then stands Ospreay up to CLUB him on the neck! Ospreay hobbles, so MJF CLAWS his back! Ospreay fires big forearms! Then he fires Kawada Kicks! MJF wobbles, into a CHOP! MJF goes to ropes, Ospreay scoops him, but MJF CLAWS the eyes again! The ref reprimands and counts, MJF stops at 4. The fans boo but MJF whips. Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges, and DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! The fans fire up again while Ospreay again clutches the leg.

Ospreay rises, but MJF KNEES the knee! Then MJF calls his shot! MJF suplexes, but STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE hits first! MJF wobbles around, Ospreay calls his shot now! Springboard, OSCUTTER!! But MJF flops all the way to ropes! Ospreay has to crawl his way over, and MJF flops to the floor! MJF’s ring awareness is strong but Ospreay pursues. Ospreay drags MJF up to put him in the ring, and then onto the apron. Ospreay uses a corner to go up and APRON OSCUTTER FLOP as MJF steps back! Ospreay writhes, signaling to his arm, and the ref hurries to check. MJF may have gotten lucky here, as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ref has Ospreay go around the way but MJF is in pursuit! MJF shows no mercy as he grabs that bad arm, and RAMS Ospreay into steel steps! MJF stands on the steps to soak up all the heat, as well as talk some trash on Ospreay. It’s certainly in the vain of MJF is who AEW needs, not Ospreay. MJF drags Ospreay up and into the ring, then takes his time to taunt fans over the table. He flips the fans off, he isn’t gonna do what they want. MJF then goes back to Ospreay, grabs the bad arm, and he stands on it, to then STOMP it! MJF soaks up more heat as he paces around Ospreay, then clamps onto the arm again.

Ospreay endures the mounted armlock, and he fights to his feet. Now Ospreay pulls hair, but MJF throws Ospreay down by the arm. MJF grinds that shoulder but Ospreay still endures. The fans rally as Ospreay fights, stands up, and throws body shots. Dynamite returns to single picture as Ospreay ROCKS MJF with forearms. Ospreay whips, MJF reverses but Ospreay handsprings, only for MJF to KICK the bad arm! Ospreay clutches the elbow, but MJF hauls him up! Double underhooks, for a SHOULDER BUSTER! And then it’s back to the armlock! Ospreay rolls through, but MJF ducks the roundhouse to pump handle!

MJF adds a half nelson, MADE IN JAPAN! Or perhaps, Made in Long Island? Cover, TWO!! Ospreay knows that move from his rivalry with Shingo Takagi. The fans rally while both men are down again, “This is Awesome!” Ospreay and MJF slowly rise, MJF storms over, and he whips. Ospreay holds ropes to stop that, so MJF CLUBS the arm! MJF makes the pecs dance, whips again, but Ospreay reverses. Ospreay then dodges MJF to handspring and NEURALIZER KICK! Both men are down again and the fans stay fired up! Ospreay sits up first, then both men stand. Ospreay BOOTS MJF’s haymaker to then ENZIGIRI!

MJF wobbles, Ospreay wrenches an arm, and Ospreay CHOPS MJF off his feet! Ospreay drags MJF up to wrench and CHOP him down again! Ospreay stands MJF one more time, to CHOP, CHOP, and- NO, MJF blocks the chop! MJF WRINGS the arm, Ospreay cartwheels through! ENZIGIRI! Torture rack, TOWER HACKER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives and the fans can’t believe it! The fans hope they “FIGHT FOREVER!” but there’s still more show that has to happen! MJF crawls to the apron, Ospreay stalks him. MJF flops to the floor, but he’s near that table… Ospreay goes to the floor and brings MJF up.

MJF throat chops Ospreay! MJF runs away into the crowd, but Ospreay pursues! Ospreay fires hands on MJF even as MJF goes up the bleachers. Ospreay grabs MJF, bends him against railing, and offers free shots. A little girl starts punching MJF in the ribs! MJF flips her family off but Ospreay CLUBS away on MJF! Ospreay fist bumps the girl and drags MJF back up. Ospreay ROCKS MJF with a right and follows him down the stairs. Ospreay CHOPS MJF to keep him moving, but MJF takes a detour into the seats. So Ospreay makes MJF take a seat and punches down hands! The fans count along, Ospreay winds up, and hits TEN!

MJF flounders around, Ospreay shows that there’s one guy still wearing an MJF Kangaroo Kick shirt, and then pursues MJF. MJF pokes Ospreay right in the eyes! MJF CLUBS Ospreay, but Ospreay kicks MJF! Ospreay SMACKS MJF off the trash can! The fans fire up and Ospreay DUMPS MJF into the trash can! MJF kicks and flails but Ospreay BOOTS the can! MJF falls out, stumbles away, and Ospreay pursues. They finally return to ringside, and Ospreay refreshes the count that was never happening anyway. Ospreay then drags MJF over to the table, punches him onto it, then goes up the steel steps.

Ospreay then goes up the corner and fans are thunderous already! Ospreay aims, but MJF hurries off the table. The fans boo and Ospreay sighs, but Ospreay hops down to go after MJF. But MJF gut wrenches! Ospreay victory rolls, TWO! MJF has the victory roll, TWO! Ospreay has it, TWO! MJF is up, Ospreay gets around and hops on, POISON-RANA! MJF flounders to a corner, Ospreay runs up, but MJF pops him up! Another SUPERKICK as Ospreay is upside-down! MJF goes up, LONG ISLAND SUNRISE!! Cover, TWO!?! The fans are electric as Ospreay survives another hard shot! Ospreay then goes to the apron and then the floor.

MJF pursues, and we return to the table. MJF puts Ospreay on the table and then goes up the apron. The fans rally as MJF actually climbs the corner. MJF reaches the top, but then Ospreay slips off the table! The fans still boo, they want that table to see some action. MJF hops down, talks smack on Ospreay, then CHOPS him. MJF BITES Ospreay’s arm! The fans boo and tell MJF he’s sick! The ref counts, MJF lets off, but he then ROCKS Ospreay with a haymaker. MJF again mocks Daniel Garcia, even asking if Garcia has feeling in his arms again. MJF then whips Ospreay hard into railing! Ospreay almost ends up in the front row!

MJF makes Ospreay take a seat, and he CLAWS at Ospreay’s face! MJF refreshes the ring count, then runs in at Ospreay, to BOOT Ospreay against railing! MJF hops up to soak up more heat, then he refreshes with some water. That he then splashes at fans. MJF stalks Ospreay back to the table, refreshes the count, and then asks, “Ospreay who?” MJF stands Ospreay up to whip, but Ospreay goes up onto the railing, to OSCUTTER to the floor! The fans fire up again while both men are down! Ospreay clutches the bad leg and the bad arm, but he manages to rise up and put MJF in. Ospreay then swings, but into MJF’s dragon sleeper!

But Ospreay flips things around! The fans cheer, as Ospreay hits CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!!! MJF survives, but Ospreay storms after him in a corner. MJF uses the ref as a shield, then he pokes Ospreay in the eyes! MJF goes up to DOUBLE STOMP the bad arm! MJF reels Ospreay in, hammerlock and lift, DDT!! Cover, TWO!!! Ospreay survives and the fans continue to rally behind him. MJF is frustrated but he pursues Ospreay to the apron. MJF drags Ospreay through ropes, and HEAT- NO! Ospreay throws MJF away, MJF’s leg “jams,” and Ospreay takes aim. Ospreay springboards but MJF hits ropes to trip him up!

Ospreay gets stuck up there, MJF goes up to LEAPING LARIAT!! Cover, TWO?!? MJF is beside himself as Ospreay survives again! MJF stalks Ospreay to the apron, drags him up, and gut wrenches! The fans freak out but Ospreay flails and kicks! Ospreay turns things around onto MJF, but MJF KICKS Ospreay! MJF then suplexes, but Ospreay slips free! Ospreay waistlocks but the arm won’t let him lift! So Ospreay SUPERKICKS MJF instead! MJF wobbles, Ospreay reels him in, and tucks him for an APRON STYLES CLASH!!! Both men fall to the floor and Little Rock is losing its collective mind right now!

Ospreay drags MJF up and into the ring, covers, TWO!!!! MJF survives but Ospreay is too tired to be upset. Ospreay just rises up, brings MJF to his feet, and reels him in. Even with one arm, Ospreay hits a LAST RIDE!! Cover, TWO!! MJF reminds us why he was once the longest reigning AEW World Champion while Dynamite goes back to picture in picture.

Ospreay shakes out the arms, but Doc Sampson is called over to check. Doc checks that arm, from lifting to turning. Then Doc checks with Ospreay if he wants to do “that,” and Ospreay says go for it. Doc YANKS Ospreay’s arm to pop it back in place! Ospreay clutches the arm again but it seems that did the trick. Ospreay has the fans fired up again, and he drags MJF up for Kawada Kicks! Ospreay stands over MJF while Dynamite goes to break.

Dynamite 250 returns and Ospreay calls his shot. MJF rises, and he spins Ospreay around to BITE Ospreay’s face! The fans boo, MJF runs, but Ospreay HIDDEN BLADES!! Cover, TWO!!! MJF survives a shot to the face but Ospreay roars! The fans are thunderous as MJF sits up, into a BUZZSAW! MULE KICK! OSC- NO, MJF stops the cutter to gut wrench, and TOMBSTONE!! Cover, TWO?!?! Ospreay survives again and the fans again cheer “A E DUB! A E DUB!” for giving us this instant classic. MJF snarls, and he uses wrist tape to CHOKE Ospreay! The ref reprimands, MJF lets off, and MJF goes to the corner with Ospreay.

MJF wrenches the bad arm, whips him hard into the corner, and Ospreay falls. The fans boo but MJF grins as he rises up. MJF storms over to Ospreay, stands him up and wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! MJF whips again, and harder! Ospreay falls back, MJF flexes, but the fans boo. MJF mocks the United Empire crown then says shove it. MJF drags Ospreay up, whips him corner to corner again, but Ospreay reveres! MJF tumbles up, comes back, and Ospreay CHOPS! And CHOPS! But MJF blocks one again to WRING the arm again! Ospreay writhes, MJF leans on ropes, and then MJF runs in. Ospreay DUMPS MJF out hard!

The fans fire up and Ospreay goes to the apron, only for MJF to YANK him down! MJF puts Ospreay in the ring and says that’s why he’s the smartest wrestler in AEW. But not the wisest as Ospreay DIVING HIDDEN BLADES MJF!! Both men fall to the floor and the fans are thunderous again! Ospreay rises, a ring count starts, and fans count along. We hit 5 of 10, Ospreay puts MJF in at 6. Ospreay goes up the corner, and he BLINDSIDE CHEERIOS! Cover, TWO!! MJF survives again but Ospreay doesn’t get frustrated. Ospreay goes to the apron and climbs up the corner, but MJF again hits ropes! Ospreay lands bad on the corner this time!

MJF climbs up, throws hands, then goes to the very top. SUPER- NO! Ospreay stops the Steiner with one good arm! The fans fire up as he tucks MJF in, for a SUPER STYLES CLASH!! But Ospreay struggles to turn MJF over for the cover! ROPEBREAK!! Ospreay is frustrated now but there’s nothing he can do about that. Ospreay drags MJF up but MJF HOTSHOTS the arm! MJF reels Ospreay in, for an APRON HEATSEEKER!! Ospreay flops to the floor, and MJF looks at the table…! MJF puts Ospreay on the table, hurries back to the corner, and MJF climbs! The fans are going nuts already as MJF SUPER MACHO ELBOWS THROUGH THE TABLE!!!

The fans lose their minds all over again as MJF goes for broke! The ref checks both men, and they’re somehow okay to continue! “This is Awesome!” as we once again go picture in picture.

MJF flounders his way back to ringside and drags himself in. But Champion’s Advantage won’t let him win the title like this! Ospreay is still on the outside as we pass 5 of 10, and he starts to stir around 7. MJF then springs out after Ospreay to get him back in! Seems MJF was just resting, and he shouts about something, probably about how he’s better. MJF stands, paces around, then stomps Ospreay’s legs, then Dynamite goes to break.

Dynamite 250 returns again, and MJF has Ospreay in a Cobra Twist. MJF sneakily grabs the ropes to add on leverage! The ref looks but MJF lets go in time. Ospreay still endures, and MJF digs a knuckle into the ribs. MJF then again sneaks a grab at the ropes! The ref gets closer to catching him but the fans tell on MJF! MJF tells them all to shut up! MJF still grabs for ropes, but the ref sees it this time! MJF says he’s not doing nothing! The ref KICKS that arm! Ospreay then hip tosses free! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! MJF gets up, Ospreay reels him into a package, TWO! Schoolboy, TWO!

Ospreay stands, slips around to backslide, TWO!! MJF escapes again, to headlock takeover and cover, TWO as Ospreay headscissors! MJF moves around, bridges to a cover, TWO as Ospreay bridges out! A spin and backslide, TWO!! MJF whips, Ospreay swings but MJF gets under! Ospreay leaps, into the POWER BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!!! The fans are electric again as both men are down! The fans sing for Ospreay as he crawls to a corner. MJF sits up then rises up to soak up heat. MJF hits the kangaroo stance?! The fans are torn, surely he isn’t serious. But then MJF runs up, KANGAROO- NO! Ospreay catches MJF!

Ospreay CATAPULTS MJF, but MJF lands safe on the corner! Only for Ospreay to tuck him in and CHEEKY NANDOS! MJF is still stuck so Ospreay goes up after him, for a SUPER POISON RANA! MJF lands out?! MJF shows he can do what Ospreay does and the fans lose their minds! LARIAT in the corner, then MJF hoists Ospreay up top. MJF goes up and up and smirks, gives some thrusts, then SUPER STEINERS! Ospreay lands out!! Ospreay shows MJF how it’s really done and MJF is in disbelief! Both men turn around, MJF swings but Ospreay goes Matrix! MJF returns the favor to dodge Ospreay!

Ospreay blocks a kick but MJF pokes him in the eyes! MJF flips everyone off, but Ospreay HOOK KICKS him! MJF rebounds to ROCK Ospreay! Ospreay rebounds to BOOT MJF! MJF rebounds to ROLLING ELBOW! Ospreay rebounds, MJF SWATS the lariat, gets Ospreay up but Ospreay slips outta the bomb! MJF blocks the kick again, KNEES Ospreay and runs, but into the TIGER WALL KICK! ENZIGIRI! MJF rebounds, Ospreay slips through the lariat! Ospreay lifts MJF but MJF back drops free! Ospreay sunset flips it, TWO!! MJF sits on the cover, TWO! Ospreay has it, TWO! MJF has it, TWO! ONE! ONE! ONE! ONE!

Ospreay keeps MJF down, TWO!! MJF swings, Ospreay dodges, OSC- SUPERKICK!! MJF drags Ospreay up, suplex, STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE returns! Then PISONI-RANA returns!! Ospreay underhooks to STORM- NO, MJF slips free to DREAM SMASHER! MJF runs, into a SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Even after all that, there’s still something in the gas tanks on both men! Little Rock gives a standing ovation for this AEW Match of the Year contender! MJF crawls to a corner, Ospreay pursues. Ospreay puts MJF up top, ROCKS him, but has to slap some fire into himself. Ospreay goes up top, but MJF fires body shots!

MJF gut wrenches Ospreay, but Ospreay kicks free! Ospreay then slingshots back up, to SUPER OSCUTTER!! And HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Ospreay can’t believe it and now he’s mad! Ospreay throws off the elbow pad as Little Rock is erupting! MJF sits up, but DUCKS the Hidden Blade! Ospreay tumbles but MJF is also down, too tired to sit back up. Ospreay crawls his way back over, sits MJF up, but MJF SPITS at him!! Ospreay gets REALLY mad now! MJF panics, Ospreay HEADBUTTS him! Ospreay reels MJF in, the fans say do it, and Ospreay says yes! Underhooks, one minute warning, but Ospreay isn’t sure which Storm Attack to use!

Ospreay hauls MJF up, to STORM…! NO, Ospreay stops short of the driver! They fans boo, they want him to end MJF but Ospreay says he’s not like that anymore. Ospreay drags MJF up , MJF SHOVES Ospreay into the ref!! The ref goes down, we’re under 20 seconds! Ospreay hurries over to MJF, DYNAMITE DIAMOND RING PUNCH!!! Cover, MJF WINS!!!!

Winner: MJF, by pinfall (NEW AEW International Champion)

There was literally two seconds left, but MJF pulls it off!! The Wolf of Wrestling proves he’s still just a lowdown dirty snake, but he’s the snake that stole the gold from the #BillyGOAT. Medics help both guys get icepacks, water and oxygen, and MJF rises like a zombie to celebrate himself. The Scumbag may have survived The Aerial Assassin, but will he be ready to go All In against The Bastard?

 

Backstage interview Mark Briscoe & The Acclaimed.

Arkady Aura is with the Sussex County Chicken, as well as Max Caster & Anthony Bowens, and says they asked for this time to talk with each other. Caster says that’s right, because they know Mr. Briscoe is on Team AEW for Blood & Guts. They also know that Team AEW needs a couple more partners, and the only way Mark gets “The Best Wrestler Alive” on his side is when Caster & Bowens join the team together. Plus, The Acclaimed just beat The Bucks a couple weeks ago, they have their number, this is a no brainer! Bowens says that’s right! And they’re also this close to becoming AEW World Tag Team Champions once again, they want a piece of The Bucks’ asses!

Plus, when you think AEW, you think The Acclaimed, because EVERYONE loves The Acclaimed! So they want in! Mark says that’s right! They had his back a couple weeks ago, so as far as he’s concerned, The Acclaimed is in, baby! But Mark’s not the only man calling the shots on this, if you understand what he’s saying. In steps AEW World Champion, Swerve Strickland. Swerve says listen! They’ve been through their fair share of squabbles, so he knows what Acclaimed is all about. Swerve’s also been in battles with The Briscoes, so he knows Dem Boys are real tough people. There is nobody better to go to war with than those you’ve battled against.

Therefore, “y’all ready to get violent?” The Acclaimed say hell yeah! Hands in, and Mark warns The Elite that Team AEW is coming for them! LET’S GO, BABY!! Bowens & Caster follow Briscoe out, Swerve nods, will this team be ready to rip apart The Elite? Will Swerve be ready for The Rainmaker later on tonight in the main event? Or will Kazuchika Okada rain on Swerve’s House and wash it away?

 

“Big Bill” Morrissey is in the ring.

The Redwood introduces to the “seeds, saplings, roots and most importantly, branches,” the Learning Tree, Chris Jericho! The “For The World” Champion is accompanied by “Bad Apple” Bryan Keith as he makes his way out here, waving to Little Rock. The fans boo but Jericho still smiles. “Hi, guys~! Y’know, Little Rock, you need to take a few lessons from The Learning Tree. This city is such a high-crime, violent city, 1,533 crimes for ever 100,000 people, you can do better than that! But let’s talk about Dynamite 250 for AEW, I was on the very first Dynamite, and I’ve been on almost every single one since.

“And the ones that I missed, the Branches were so angry, cards and letters filed in, so I made a promise, I’m never gonna miss another Dynamite again.” The fans boo but Jericho says he’ll be on every one, even until episode 500! It’s like he’s said: When you listen to The Learning Tree, good things happen. And when you don’t, people get hurt, dammit! This isn’t right! Jericho is begging us all to listen to him! Look to those who haven’t. Shibata’s arm, Hook getting that fireball to his face, that’s horrible. And then Samoa Joe is literally driven through a wall because he wasn’t listening to The Learning Tree!

Jericho is begging us, this has to stop! People are getting hurt! At this point, everyone should realize they need to listen to Jericho. Surely everyone knows the teachings of Jericho are so important. Who would be crazy enough not to listen? Who would be psychotic enough not to use the teachings of Jericho? Who would be maniacal enough to- IS THAT MINORU SUZUKI!? Jericho is very worried seeing the Meanest Man in the World returning here to AEW! Suzuki has a paper in his hands, but what could it be? Suzuki goes to the ring and fans get fired up. Suzuki waits, and he steps in at “KAZE NI NARE~!”

Suzuki stares Jericho down while the fans cheer him on. Suzuki looks at the FTW Championship, then he snatches Jericho’s mic. “Next week…” Suzuki holds up the paper, Keith snatches it, and Keith reads it for Jericho. This is an official order from AEW management. The Redwood AND Bad Apple are banned from ringside for Jericho VS Suzuki, an FTW Championship match! Suzuki then HEADBUTTS Jericho down! Bill goes to help Jericho and Keith backs up. Suzuki grins and waves, “Bye, guys~!” Jericho looks to be fearing for his life now that he knows there is someone crazy enough to ignore his teachings. Will the King of Pancrase cut down The Learning Tree?

 

The Elite speak.

Nicholas asks Matthew and Okada if they heard all that. The Elite heard what The Acclaimed, Mark Briscoe and Swerve Strickland had to say, and it is ridiculous! What pisses them off even more is that The Acclaimed think they’re just gonna become two-time AEW Tag Team Champions. Not on their watch! Matt says what those guys need is a reminder about just who the hecc they are! This is THE Elite, the greatest team in AEW. And after next week, they’ll have all the gold and all the power! Nick points out it won’t be all the gold. Swerve is still AEW World Champion. Well, Matt says after what they do to Swerve, that title might just end up vacated.

Because see, they’re dealing with the most dangerous people in the business. They’re going up against The Young Bucks, the greatest tag team ever. They’re dealing with the Continental Champion, The Rainmaker, Kazuchika Okada. They’re dealing with the unpredictable Scapegoat, the TNT Champion, Jack Perry. And Matt’s favorite part: making his return to The Elite, Hangman Adam Page! And oh, in steps the TBS Champion, Mercedes Mone! The CEO says hi to the EVPs, and she thanks them for banning Britt Baker from even being backstage tonight so that she can’t ruin Dynamite 250 for them.

Matt says let’s just say there’s no drama coming from The DMD to the CEO, via the EVPs. Okada whispers something to Matt and Matt asks if Mone will do the dance for them. Oh, her CEO shuffle? Of course! C E O! C E O! Ok, got to go~! Mone heads out, Okada wipes himself down. He claims it’s just really hot back here. Matt & Nick say okay, sure. But will The CEO still be golden like The Elite? Or will she end up the Native Beast’s next meal?

 

AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Nyla Rose!

Well, as we just heard, there will be no Britt Baker anywhere tonight because that is how bad she got under The CEO’s skin. Mone even made sure this Open Challenge would not allow Britt to answer it, so in steps a different former AEW Women’s World Champion. Will Mone find there are threats all over the AEW roster? Or will she still be making that double champion type bank?

The introductions are made, the teal title is raised, and we see who is truly the Face of TBS!

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally and duel, the two tie up, and Mone tries but she can’t push Nyla back at all! Nyla puts Mone in a corner, Mone goes up the ropes, but the ref counts. Nyla lets off but Mone scuffs her. Nyla is annoyed, but she mocks Mone’s dance. Nyla runs up, Mone leaps over, but then Nyla runs up again. Mone gets around, waistlocks, but Nyla THROWS her away! The fans rally, Nyla storms up but Mone drop toeholds her onto ropes! Mone CLUBS and stomps away on Nyla. Mone drags Nyla up to stomp into a corner, but the ref counts. Mone digs her boots in, but lets off at 4.

Mone backs off to then storm back up and drag Nyla up. Mone talks trash, but Nyla reels her in! Nyla suplexes, and she holds Mone up, does a squat or two, but Mone slips free! Mone CLUBS Nyla, runs, but Nyla scoops her! Nyla stops the tilt-o-whirl, and shouts, “Have you lost your mind?!” Nyla suplexes to hang Mone out to dry! Nyla KNEES Mone, goes to the corner and climbs, and the fans fire up for the GUILLOTINE KNEE DROP! Nyla drags Money to the cover, TWO!! Mone survives and Nyla is frustrated, but Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Nyla drags Mone up, ELBOWS her down, then she drags Mone into a backbreaker rack across her knee! Mone endures, even as Nyla pushes her down! Mone fights free with kicks, then fires forearms. Nyla ROCKS Mone right back! Nyla then torture racks Mone to thrash her around! Mone endures, slips down, but Nyla blocks the arm-drag! Nyla whips Mone into the corner, then runs in, only for Mone to move! Nyla POSTS herself, then Mone goes to the apron. Mone BOOTS Nyla into the post! Nyla falls back, Mone soaks up the cheers and jeers, then she sits Nyla down. METEORA! Mone drags Nyla to a cover, TWO!

Mone is upset so she rains down fists! The ref reprimands, Mone lets off to swagger around. Mone stalks Nyla, stomps her around, then bumps her off buckles. Mone stands Nyla up for forearm after forearm, then she climbs up to rain down fists! Mone goes to nine, soaks up the cheers and jeers, but Nyla brings Mone off the corner! Mone RANAS Nyla away, hurries to run, and she METEORAS again! Cover, TWO! Mone is frustrated but Nyla’s a former champion for a reason. Mone drags Nyla up, and clamps on with a COBRA TWIST! Nyla endures, even as Mone puts on the pressure. Mone ELBOWS Nyla in the ribs, but Nyla powers out with a hip toss!

Mone stands, blocks a boot and KNEES Nyla back. Mone runs, slips around, and has a SLEEPER! Dynamite 250 returns to single picture while Nyla starts to fade! The fans rally, Nyla fights up, and she swings Mone around into a facelock! Nyla snap suplexes Money away! The fans fire up while Mone flounders to a corner. Nyla snarls, rises up, and runs in to back body block! And then LARIAT! Mone staggers back up, Nyla runs in at the corner and SPLASHES! Mone sits down, Nyla fires up and Little Rock is with her! CANNONBALL! Nyla drags Mone to a cover, TWO!! Mone survives, showing why she’s been champion all over the world.

Nyla snarls, and she goes up the corner. Mone stands to kick the leg! Nyla falls, Mone goes up and up to VADER BOMB! Nyla sputters, Mone gets moving, BOOT WASH! Mone pushes Nyla, goes up the corner, and she METEORAS again! Cover, TWO!! Nyla survives and Mone can’t believe it! Mone drags Nyla up, turns her, but Nyla’s too big to Gory Especial! Nyla RAMS Mone into the corner, the fans duel, but Nyla puts Mone up top. Nyla then climbs up to have Mone’s arm. But Mone fires elbows on Nyla! Mone adjusts position, and SUPER BULLDOGS! Mone then brings out a glove, all to mock Britt!

Mone puts on her glove, spells out “C! E! O!” RINGS OF SATURN, and then the LOCKJAW!! Nyla BITES Mone’s fingers!! That’s what Mone gets! But then DRIBBLES Nyla’s face off the mat, and puts on the STATEMENT MAKER! Nyla taps, Mone wins!

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

Mone may not be able to do it like The DMD, but she still wins out and holds up both belts. Mone then spots a fan with a sign, “DMD > CEO,” and she snatches that sign! Mone RIPS the sign up, and the fan wearing the Sting mask is upset. That fan pie faces Mone!? Because surprise! It’s BRITT BAKER!! The DMD suck into the show and The CEO is running for her life!! Security surrounds Mone to shield her from Britt! The guards then swarm Britt, and Mone is safe, for now. Will Britt have her Wembley Stadium moment with Mone whether Mone likes it or not?

 

Jack Perry speaks.

The Scapegoat flips a coin, then tells Darby Allin, “You wanted to get my attention? Well, you’ve got it now. All you had to do was ask. Did you really have to go and hurt Brandon Cutler? Maybe what I mean to say is, do you think I give a s*it about Brandon Cutler?” He is standing OVER Brandon! And then THROWS him through a door! Jack SMACKS Brandon off a boiler, then tells Darby to come find Jack tonight. Then Jack will show Darby what real sacrifice looks like. Will The Relentless One get that fight with the TNT Champion after all?

 

Toni Storm is here!

The Leading Lady is back so soon after how brutally Mariah May betrayed her? Wait, no… That’s Mariah May taking her cosplay to a new level. The understudy is now portraying the part of AEW Women’s World Champion as she menacingly makes her way down to the ring. The fans boo the protege for how she did Toni Storm dirty, but Mariah grabs a mic for herself. The fans chant for Toni but Mariah sighs. “Let’s be honest. You all saw it coming. Everybody saw it coming, except Toni Storm.” The fans boo but Mariah says that woman is so desperate for the spotlight, she didn’t realize she was giving it all away.

“The question shouldn’t be ‘why,’ the question should be, ‘Mariah, what took you so long?’ Honestly, I didn’t think it would last this long either. But it was so… easy! And I was having so much fun stringing her along, I just wanted to see how far it would go. But then, I saw Wembley. And I thought, ‘Why take the old horse out back when I can kill it in front of as many people as possible?” The fans boo more but Mariah says she’s been Toni Storm, and now she can be so much more! Fans chant “We Want Toni!” and Mariah smirks. Mariah tells Toni not to worry, she still loves her. In fact, she’s never loved her more than when Toni was on her knees, screaming and crying Mariah’s name. “That was your greatest performance.”

As for Mariah’s greatest performance, that will be at All In! The fans boo more but Mariah says now, AEW is All About Mariah! Mariah then lies back on the mat to revel in it just like Toni would. But will Toni make sure Mariah suffers far worse than what she gave Toni?

 

AEW shares post show footage from Collision.

The Bang Bang Gang returned backstage but they’re asked about being stripped of the Unified World Trios Championships. Juice said hold on, they ain’t been stripped of nothing. Whoever wants these belts will have to pry them out of their cold, dead hands! But then Christopher Daniels and a couple refs appear backstage, and the Fallen Angel knows it isn’t the most popular decision, nor is it fair to the champs, but that’s the rules of AEW. Austin says he isn’t taking these belts! Daniels says it’s either that or they’re suspended and they don’t get a chance to fight for them against The Patriarchy.

Colten says fine, take ’em. Take all nine belts! Daniels gathers them up and Austin tells Christian Cage that they are not scared of a guy with a daddy fetish, some TikTok kid, a stepmom straight outta Brazzers, and a giant lizard! Juice says what will happen is The Collision Cowboys come home, and they come home with their little hardware homies! And if you’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP! Will Rock Hard Robinson, Fully Cocked Colten, and… Austin make sure Captain Charisma and his “sons” never touch the gold? Or can no one stop The Patriarchy from taking over AEW?

 

Swerve Strickland w/ Prince Nana VS Kazuchika Okada!

It is a Champion VS Champion showdown to close this milestone episode, but no titles are on the line. However, Blood & Guts is just next week, and each side is looking for momentum. Will Little Rock belong to Swerve’s House? Or will The Rainmaker prove he’s the top champion in AEW?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally for “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” The two tie up, Okada headlocks for the takeover but Swerve headscissors. Okada kips free, roles reverse, but then Okada headscissors. Swerve kips free, blocks the takeover this time, and he brings Okada up to power out. Okada avoids the hurdle, BOOTS back, then runs. Swerve rolls to trip Okada, then runs. Okada avoids the House Call, waistlocks then ripcords, but Swerve ducks the lariat! Swerve half nelsons but Okada fights out! Swerve arm-drags, Okada headscissors, Swerve kips up, and fans fire up for the stare down!

Swerve grins but Okada brushes things off. The two reset, knuckle lock, and Okada kicks low! Okada CLUBS Swerve, ROCKS him with a forearm, then scoops. Swerve slips free, Okada runs up, but Swerve goes up and over to roll Okada up. Okada rolls through but Swerve EDDY GORDO RANAS! The fans fire up, Swerve runs to UPPERCUT Okada! Swerve snapmares Okada, goes up and FALLING UPPERCUTS! Swerve hits the Griddy and fans cheer! Swerve even mocks the Rainmaker pose! Okada sits up and glares at Swerve. Swerve eggs Okada on, so Okada ROCKS him! Swerve ROCKS Okada back!

The forearms go back and forth, then they pick up speed! Okada dares Swerve to hit him, so Swerve kicks low! Swerve whips, Okada reverses to then FLAPJACK! Swerve tumbles out of the ring but Okada pursues. Okada runs up to kick and DDT to the floor! Swerve writhes and Okada just watches him while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ring count climbs, but Okada drags Swerve up. Okada brings Swerve over, SMACKS him off steps, and he stalks Swerve around the way. Okada SMACKS Swerve off the steps again! Okada refreshes the count, then pursues Swerve. Swerve rolls into the ring but Okada drags him out. Okada RAMS Swerve into the barriers! The fans are torn but Okada just goes back into the ring. Swerve rolls in, Okada drags him up, but Swerve fires body shots! Swerve shoves Okada, fireman’s carries, but Okada fights free to go for an arm! Then he hits a NECKBREAKER! Okada watches Swerve flounder away, then storms up on him.

Okada brings Swerve up but Swerve pushes him into a corner. Okada CLUBS Swerve down, whips corner to corner hard, and Swerve falls to his knees. Okada runs in to ELBOW Swerve, and Swerve falls again. Okada rests against ropes, taking Swerve a little lightly here, but he goes back over. Okada brings Swerve up to ROCK him, then UPPERCUT him! Swerve goes to a corner, but he fires forearms in return! Okada eggs Swerve on, so Swerve fires more shots! Okada UPPERCUTS Swerve again! Swerve drops to his knees, and Okada kicks him. Okada eggs Swerve on, the fans rally up, and Okada scuffs Swerve.

Swerve SLAPS Okada! Swerve fires forearms but Okada doesn’t budge! Okada eggs Swerve on, Dynamite 250 returns to single picture, and Swerve throws more forearms! Okada roars, runs up, but Swerve ducks to then RISING HEADBUTT! Both men wobble, Swerve shakes that off to storm back up on Okada. Swerve whips, Okada reverses, but Swerve BOOTS Okada! Swerve goes up but Okada DROPKICKS him down! Swerve ends up on the apron, Nana coaches him up and the fans rally. Swerve rises, drags himself up, but Okada storms out after him. Okada scoops Swerve but Swerve holds ropes to stop the driver!

Swerve CLUBS Okada, is free, and he fireman’s carries! Okada flails free, swings, but Swerve HOTSHOTS Okada away! Swerve then slingshots in, somersaults and COMPLETE SHOTS! Gator roll to the deadlift and BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Okada survives that and Swerve grows frustrated. Swerve shakes out his arms, then goes to a corner. Okada sits up in a daze but Swerve goes up. Okada hurries to anchor Swerve! Okada brings Swerve down to CLAW his face! The ref reprimands, Okada lets off, but then Okada brings Swerve out in the Alabama Lift! REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!

Okada pretends to be upset but then he’s stone faced as he drags Swerve up. Okada scoops and SLAMS Swerve, then he climbs the corner. Nana warns Swerve, but the MACHO ELBOW still hits! Okada rises, the fans boo, and Okada Rainmaker MIDDLE FINGERS! But Swerve victory rolls him! TWO!! Okada runs up and stops the discus, to DISCUS miss as Swerve goes Matrix! Swerve kips up to mule kick, CLUB, BOOT, and- DROPKICK from Okada! The fans fire up while both men are down! The ref starts a standing count and the fans rally up. Both men sit up at 5 of 10, and Okada flounders to a corner.

Swerve runs up, blocks a boot and CLUBS the leg! Okada tries again but Swerve slips around to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Then right into a powerbomb to POWERSLAM! Swerve hurries up the corner, takes aim, KILL- NO, Okada dodges! Okada scoops and TOMBSTONE!! Okada roars because he’s not done! He drags Swerve up, ripcords, RAIN- JUMPING STOMPS!! The fans are thunderous and Swerve aims from a corner! “Whose House?” THE BUCKS ATTACK SWERVE!

Winner: Swerve Strickland, by disqualification

The fans boo but The Elite doesn’t care about the win anymore, because they’re looking to hurt Swerve! But wait, here comes The Acclaimed! they brawl with The Bucks! But then Jack Perry shows up to CLOBBER Caster! But then here comes Mark Briscoe! Chicken DECKS Matt, DECKS Jack, and DECKS Nick! Team AEW stands tall together, but Jack comes back for more! Jack whips Briscoe, but he dodges Jack to DIVE onto the Bucks! The fans fire up as Mark goes back for Jack, only to end up in the DRAPING DDT! The Scapegoat fancies himself a Viper, does he? But then HOUSE CALL for Jack Perry!

The AEW World Champion stands tall and Little Rock is thunderous! But then, here comes The Black Hat. Swerve turns around to glare at Hangman as he storms down, glaring at Swerve! The fans are thunderous again, but then Okada trips Swerve up! Okada drags Swerve out, but then Bowens does the same to Hangman! The brawl is going all over the ringside area but it is still 5v4 in favor of The Elite! Security rushes out here to stop this, and The Elite uses the security as their shields! BUT WAIT! Darby Allin is here!! Jack did call him out, so here he comes! Jack looks around, where could he be?

Wait! LOOK UP! Darby drops in from the rafters just like The Icon, Sting! And so now we have 5v5!! The brawl is on again and Little Rock is losing their minds! Security and refs hurry in to stop this, but the security gets thrown aside! Jack is after Darby, Mark helps Darby against him, but then Mark has to fight off Nick! Darby dribbles Jack off the floor! Jack RAMS Darby into railing, Mark returns to help Darby! Security finally separates the factions, which is just fine by The Bucks! But will nothing stop Team AEW from destroying this corrupt Elite once and for all?


My Thoughts:

Now this was an awesome episode of Dynamite. They only advertised three matches, and it turns out that’s all we needed. Ospreay VS MJF was made the opener so they could just go off and give us almost an hour of their best stuff. It kinda makes some PPV matches feel lesser now, but hey, a match of the year candidate is still a match of the year candidate, no matter if it’s TV or PPV. MJF winning out surprised me, but he did cheat so that protects Ospreay. I was hoping for Ospreay VS Pac at All In, but I suppose “The Scumbag VS The Bastard” makes for some fun build. And with how much MJF was taunting Garcia, this has to mean Garcia shows up at All In to go after MJF.

TV Time with Jericho was properly short because we can’t actually drag the show to a screeching halt after how awesome Ospreay VS MJF was. As Jericho started listing qualities like “crazy” and “maniacal,” I just felt Suzuki showing up. Suzuki getting his FTW Championship match with Jericho next week is great, but I’m still thinking Jericho retains. Now, while Keith & Bill are banned from ringside, nothing is stopping Hook from showing up. Hook could go after Jericho after he retains, and that sets up Jericho VS Hook for All In. Which would be interesting because that makes it back to back All In shows for Hook and this FTW Championship.

Good promo from The Bang Bang Gang with Daniels, but like, so filler. Who needed to see them hand over the belts? Or rather, why couldn’t they have figured out to do that during Collision? Very good promo from Mariah May where she completes her transformation into Toni Storm’s replacement. She even phrased it “All About Mariah” to nod how this has been All About Eve the movie, in wrestling form. The fans kept going “What?” just cuz she was taking things slowly, which is rude, but I do feel she could’ve been faster about it. She was definitely going for something with her pacing, but maybe she was also just filling for a little more time. Toni will surely have a response next week or something, though.

Very good promo from Acclaimed with Mark Briscoe and Swerve to establish the Acclaimed joining Team AEW, and very good response promo from The Elite to call them out on it. Though, what a weird detail for Okada to be a Mone simp. He’s married for crying out loud! But that aside, Mone is still tangentially a part of The Elite, and she had a very good match with Nyla tonight. Mone of course found the way to win, but I do appreciate Britt gives us a Sting shoutout by wearing the Sting mask before revealing she was here. Mone running scared was pretty funny, and yeah duh, this match is happening at All In.

In relation, very good promo from Jack Perry, even if poor Brandon had to get beat up again. Jack calling Darby out was good foreshadowing for Darby’s own Sting tribute, and I figured last week that Darby Allin was going to be Team AEW for Blood & Guts. Great main event from Swerve VS Okada that The Bucks of course had to “ruin” to save Okada from a legit loss. At the same time, this keeps either champion from owing the other a title match so close to All In. Great brawl to give us the full 5v5, Blood & Guts is going to be some wild stuff, and it can definitely go either with so many champions involved this time. However, as Mark Briscoe is the only one whose rivalry is NOT in Blood & Guts, he probably takes the loss for Team AEW.

My Score: 9.1/10


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