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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/3/24)

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Time for a Beach Break!

Will Ospreay may not be AEW World Champion, but he’s still a fighting champion and man of his word. But will he still be champion after facing Daniel Garcia?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 2024 Men’s Owen Hart Cup Semifinal: Bryan Danielson VS PAC; Bryan wins and advances.
  • 2024 Women’s Owen Hart Cup Semifinal: Willow Nightingale VS Kris Statlander; Willow wins and advances.
  • Six Man Tag: Samoa Joe, Hook & Katsuyori Shibata VS The Cage of Agony; Joe, Hook & Shibata win.
  • 2024 Men’s Owen Hart Cup Quarterfinal: Jeff Jarrett VS Wild Card; Hangman Adam Page wins and advances.
  • AEW International Champion: Will Ospreay VS Daniel Garcia; Ospreay wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Renee Paquette welcomes us to the show.

She says AEW Dynamite is live from the heart of Chicago, Illinois, with an incredible show lined up. With that said, welcome the man who is quickly becoming the backbone of AEW, Daniel Garcia. Matthew Menard is with Garcia and fired up for him. Renee says tonight is huge for Garcia, as he could become the NEW International Champion, if he defeats Will Ospreay. How much pressure is he feeling? Garcia says he knows pressure, he and Menard are no strangers to it. They felt pressure from the first day they stepped into AEW together. But he’d be lying if he said this was anything but the most important night in his career.

Garcia tells Ospreay that he respects everything about Ospreay. Garcia respects Ospreay’s work, his motivation, and what he wants to do for AEW. But Garcia made a promise to himself and everyone around him, that he is not losing this. He puts that on his mother’s life, he promises that. And then MJF steps in! MJF applauds and says that is the winning attitude right there that will beat Will Ospreay. Garcia says he just wanted to ask MJF what MJF asked him, their match at All In Wembley. MJF says no, brother, hold on. Focus on one thing at a time. Tonight is about Garcia winning in the main event.

But MJF does have another question. He wants to be in Garcia’s corner. How does that sound? Garcia says he’ll see MJF out there! Garcia and MJF fist bump and then Garcia heads out. Menard tells MJF that he was wary of MJF still. But after everything MJF’s done for Garcia, MJF is alright by him. Menard and MJF shake on it and they both head out, will they both be there for Garcia’s big moment?

 

2024 Men’s Owen Hart Cup Semifinal: Bryan Danielson VS PAC!

The American Dragon was able to slay the Rampaging Dragon, Shingo Takagi, but now he runs into The Bastard! Will Bryan keep up the momentum and already be through to the finals in Calgary? Or will Pac be just one step away from holding up the Cup?

The bell rings and the fans already lose their minds seeing this. Bryan and Pac circle, tie up, and Pac headlocks for a takeover. Bryan headscissors, Pac kips free, and the two reset. Pac and Bryan circle, feel things out, and tie up. Bryan spins Pac to wrench an arm and wrangle Pac down, but Pac headscissors. Bryan kips free, and the two reset again. The fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” as Bryan and Pac circle. They knuckle lock, then go shoulder to shoulder for a test of strength. They even go forehead to forehead. Pac kicks, wrenches, but Bryan rolls and hooks a leg. Pac fights the takedown but Bryan chinbars.

Pac wrenches again to a wristlock and Bryan drops to his knees. Bryan fights up, the fans say “This is Wrestling!” Bryan rolls, bridges, then stands to wrench back. Bryan wrenches and ELBOW BREAKERS, then wrenches again. Pac endures as Bryan twists the wrist and pushes the elbow, but Pac moves around. Pac uses ropes to flip through, then he powers out to arm-drag! Bryan arm-drags back! Pac sweeps legs, covers, ONE! Pac then handsprings over Bryan’s leg sweep! The fans fire up and Pac DROPKICKS Bryan! Bryan is surprised by all that, but he shakes it off and stands back up. The fans duel as the two reset.

Bryan and Pac take a moment to catch their breaths, and they go again. Pac and Bryan go around as the fans agree they like “Both These Guys! Both These Guys!” Pac puts Bryan in a corner, then CHOPS! Pac CHOPS again and Bryan staggers away. Pac storms up but Bryan CHOPS him back! And CHOPS again! Bryan whips, Pac goes up and over, and handsprings away! Pac eggs Bryan on so Bryan runs in, but Pac sidesteps. Now Bryan goes up and over! Bryan keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges but then Pac ducks ‘n’ dodges! DOUBLE CROSSBODIES collide! The fans are thunderous while both men are down!

Bryan shakes his arms out while fans hope these two “Fight Forever!” But this is also the opening match, it has to end somehow. Bryan storms up on Pac, but Pac fires forearms! Bryan UPPERCUTS, Pac fires another forearm! UPPERCUT! FOREARM! Repeat! Bryan UPPERCUTS again and again, but Pac DECKS him! Bryan goes to ropes, the ref checks him but Pac just fires off! The ref backs Pac off while fans boo. Pac jukes to BOOT Bryan down! Bryan bails out but Pac pursues! TOP ROPE ASAI MOONSAULT! Pac takes Bryan down but puts him back in while fans go wild! BRUTALIZER!! Bryan endures and fans rally as Pac pulls on the hold!

Bryan fights around, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Pac holds until 4, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Pac seethes and paces around before he goes after Bryan. Pac digs his boot in, the ref counts as they’re in the ropes, and Pac lets off. Bryan again clutches his shoulder but Pac drags him around. Pac bumps Bryan off buckles, CHOPS him, then stands Bryan up. Pac TOSSES Bryan out, goes out after him, and CHPOS Bryan against railing! The fans fire up while Pac brings Bryan around. Pac CHOPS Bryan against the desk! Bryan staggers away, Pac has him against the barriers, and CHOSPS! Bryan staggers away and slides into the ring, but Pac pursues again. Pac stomps Bryan at the ropes, then stands on his neck!

The ref counts, Pac steps off, and Bryan drags himself to a corner. Pac taunts Bryan, soaks up the cheers and jeers, but he still waits on Bryan to stand up. Pac BOOTS Bryan in the corner! Snapmare and cover, TWO! Pac is frustrated with Bryan as he paces around him. Pac taunts Bryan, and Beach Break returns to single picture as Pac KICKS Bryan in the chest! Pac mocks the “Yes!” then KICKS! “Yes!” KICK! Bryan snarls as Pac KICKS and KICKS and KICKS! Pac then fires forearms but Bryan fires back! The forearms keep going and Bryan gets the edge! Bryan wrenches to ELBOW BREAKER! Bryan then runs, but Pac sidesteps to GERMAN SUPLEX! But Bryan lands out!

Bryan ROUNDHOUSES Pac and both men are down! The fans fire up for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” making this match possible. Bryan snarls, rises up, and he KICKS Pac now! And KICKS, and KICKS, and KICKS! “YES! YES! YES!” Bryan winds up, but Pac ducks then bails out! So Bryan builds speed! Pac avoids the baseball slide, but Bryan adjusts on the apron. FLYING KNEE! The fans fire up as Pac goes down! Bryan huffs ‘n’ puffs, and he drags Pac into a corner. Bryan KICKS Pac against railing again and again! The ref wants this in the ring but Bryan backs off. Bryan just runs back in, but into a SUPERKICK!

The fans fire up again while both men are down. Pac stands, but he goes onto the railing! Pac aims to MACHO ELBOW on the floor! Pac then gets Bryan in the ring, and he springboards for another MACHO ELBOW! Bryan hobbles up, Pac gut wrenches, and TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVERS!! Cover, TWO?!? Bryan survives but Pac covers again, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Pac is pissed but the ref says the count is the count. Pac drags Bryan up but Bryan wrangles Pac into the LEBELL LOCK!! Pac is stuck, Bryan pulls on the hold, but Pac powers his way over! Pac reaches out, ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer while Bryan lets go.

The fans rally up, still wanting these two to “FIGHT FOREVER!” Bryan CHOPS, KICKS and repeat! Then he runs corner to corner, but Pac follows to UPPERCUT! Pac runs but now Bryan follows, to DROPKICK! Both men fall but Bryan fires himself up! Bryan goes to the apron and the fans rally up. Pac crawls, Bryan climbs, and then Pac stands. Pac turns around, and he hits the ropes! Bryan falls onto his Yes Movement, and Pac goes up top to get him! SUPER DUPER BRAINBUSTER!! The fans are thunderous again and Pac crawls to the cover, TWO?!?! Bryan survives and Pac is furious! Pac drags Bryan into the drop zone, then climbs up!

The fans fire up as Pac aims, for the BLACK ARROW FLOP!! Bryan avoids disaster and the “YES! YES! YES!” wills him to his feet! Bryan runs in to BUSAIKU KNEE!! But Bryan can’t make the cover! Bryan and Pac both flounder around, and Bryan claws his way over! Bryan manages to cover, TWO!! INTO THE BRUTALIZER!! Bryan is caught and Pac even turns him over!! Bryan endures, kicks around, manages to push things back to a cover, TWO!!! Pac lets go but Bryan has the arm! Omoplata, LEBELL LOCK!!! Pac pushes it to a cover, TWO! Bryan ghost pins, BRYAN WINS!!

Winner: Bryan Danielson, by pinfall (advances to the next round)

The Chicago crowd gives this a standing ovation! And though he’s through to the finals, Bryan still gets checked by Doc Sampson. Will Bryan be alright to then fight for the Cup in Calgary?

 

Backstage interview with Willow Nightingale.

Renee is with the 2023 Queen of Harts and says she is moments away from another Women’s Owen Hart Cup match. However, this is more than that, as she is facing her former best friend, Kris Statlander. This grudge match leads to the finals of the 2024 Women’s Owen Hart Cup, what is going through Willow’s mind right now? Willow reminds us of her catchphrase, “Nothing Matters, Smile Anyway.” She says it all the time, it is her mantra. She doesn’t just say it cuz it looks good on a shirt. It does, but that’s not the point. Willow lives by those words. Life can be so miserable, and Willow could just curl up into a ball and cry herself to sleep if she didn’t look on the bright side.

That catchphrase is the only real defense she has against this world that is full of pain and suffering. Willow does that for herself and for her fans. But Kris Statlander, Stokely Hathaway… Those two mock Willow because they don’t know anything about that, so they just laugh at Willow. Because that saying is for all the hard working people who never get any bit of appreciation. That saying is for Willow’s real friends. For the one fighting through depression, has the devil in his bloodstream, but is fighting and looking for light day after day just to make it to the next day.

That saying is for the little girl who wanted to become one of the best pro-wrestlers in the world. Sure, she got knocked down, but she got back up again. She may have lost her beloved TBS Championship, but she gave it the fight of her life! And so now opportunity is in front of her, and she will kick down that door and become the first-ever TWO TIME Owen Hart Cup winner! And she’ll go to Wembley and become the AEW Women’s World Champion! Willow is heading to the ring, she’ll kick Kris’ butt, and then make it all happen! Why? Because nothing matters, so smile anyway!

The Babe with the Power has that fire inside, will she use it to burn down the Galaxy’s Greatest Traitor?

 

Mark Briscoe is here!

The ROH World Champion asks Chicago, “What’s going on, baby? Now I come here tonight representing the baddest tag team this planet has ever seen, The Briscoe Brothers, AKA Dem Boys!” The fans cheer that, and chant for “DEM BOYS! DEM BOYS!” Mark continues to say that he is “Chicken,” but don’t get it twisted. He ain’t scared o’ s*it! Now, last week, Mark was within inches of becoming TNT Champion, but Jack Perry must’ve ate an extra bowl of Lucky Charms, and then shoved a horseshoe up his ass! Jack came out victorious at Forbidden Door. But that was last week! Mark ain’t worried about last week! He’s worried about this week, dammit!

And this week, is SHARK WEEK! The fans cheer that, and Mark says when he thinks of sharks, he thinks of blood. And when he thinks of blood, he thinks of Blood & Guts! And when he thinks of Blood & Guts, he thinks of three weeks from tonight, July 24th in Nashville, Tennessee! Team AEW VS The Elite! And right here, right now, Mark declares himself part of Team AEW! The fans love that! Mark says those boys don’t know what violence is! They don’t know what Blood & Guts is! But wait! Jack Perry slides in from outta nowhere to CLOBBER Mark with the TNT title! The fans boo as The Scapegoat stands tall over Chicken!

Kyle O’Reilly runs in outta nowhere, and he KICKS Jack down! Kyle fires off forearms on Jack in a corner, and the fans are thunderous! But then here comes Kazuchika Okada! He drags Kyle away from Jack, to ripcord and RAINMAKER!! The fans boo as Okada grins. Then Okada and Jack start beating down on Kyle and Mark, and then The Young Bucks walk out here, applauding their teammates while soaking up the heat. Matthew & Nicholas then sit Mark up for an E V P TRIGGER!! The AEW World Tag Team Champions stand tall alongside the TNT and Continental Champions, but then here comes The Acclaimed!

The fans fire up as Max Caster, Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn run off The Elite! The Elite run away now that things aren’t 4v2! But with Blood & Guts on the horizon, will four more men step up to put The Elite in their place?

 

Backstage interview with Toni Storm, Mariah May & Luther.

Renee is now with the AEW Women’s World Champion, her protege and her butler, and congratulates them on their big wins at Forbidden Door. Storm says yes, and congrats to Renee on, uh, being there that night. Renee brings up that on Rampage, it will be Mariah May VS Hikaru Shida in the Women’s Owen Hart Cup semifinals, and Shida is very confident. How is Mariah feeling? Mariah is about to speak but Storm tells her to be ready. Shida is dangerous! The last person Storm would want to face. If Mariah loses, Storm will still love her.

But remember one thing: You are Storm’s Mariah May! Storm will be in Mariah’s corner, and Mina Shirakawa watching via satellite. Mariah will digest thunder and defecate lightning, there is nothing that can stop her! Renee wants to point out that if Mariah wins the whole tournament- Storm says baby steps, Renee, baby steps. And this baby is gonna step all over Shida! Now go ahead, say the line. Mariah looks to camera and says chin up, tits out, and watch for the SHOE~! Storm says “That’s my girl!” They hug, but Luther is getting a headache. Will Mariah make Storm proud by taking down the Shining Samurai? Or will Shida flip the script on their little story?

 

2024 Women’s Owen Hart Cup Semifinal: Willow Nightingale VS Kris Statlander!

We heard from the Babe with the Power, and now she’s gonna put her money where her smile is! Will she avenge herself from that betrayal months ago? Or will the Galaxy’s Greatest Traitor just add insult to injury?

As Willow makes her entrance, Kris runs up the ramp! They brawl, the fans fire up, and then Kris ROCKS Willow! Kris swings, Willow dodges, and she comes back to POUNCE~! Kris tumbles all the way down the ramp and back to ringside! The fans are thunderous, Stokely is freaking out, but Willow storms right down after Kris. Willow stands Kris up to SMACK her off the apron again and again and again! The fans are loving it but the ref wants this in the ring. Willow brings Kris around, and she snap suplexes Kris to the floor! Willow stalks Kris as she crawls away, and she puts Kris in the ring. Willow follows, and now the bell rings!

Willow pushes Kris down and covers, TWO! Willow stands Kris up to ROCK her, CLUB her, then CHOP her! Kris falls over, the fans rally for Willow as she SMACKS Kris off buckles again and again and again! Willow roars, the fans fire up, and she brings Kris up, but Kris CLAWS eyes! Kris goes up and up and FLYING BACK ELBOWS! Kris seethes, stands up again, and the fans duel as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Kris fires off on Willow in a corner, CHOPS her, then huffs ‘n’ puffs as she stalks Willow to another corner. Kris throws Willow into a corner, fires off forearms, then snapmares to KICK Willow in the back! Cover, TWO! Willow toughs it out but Kris stalks her. Kris gets Willow up, Willow fires body shots, but Kris CLUBS Willow down! Willow goes to ropes, Kris brings her around to bump off buckles. Kris digs her boot in, the ref counts, but Kris lets off to CHOP! Kris whips corner to corner hard, and Willow falls to the mat! Kris soaks up the heat, drags Willow back up, and whips her hard into another corner!

Willow falls over again, but Kris stands her right back up. Kris whips Willow into yet another corner, but Willow comes back to LARIAT! Kris stands, into another LARIAT! And another LARIAT! Willow scoops, Kris slips free and ROUNDHOUSES Willow down! Cover, TWO! Kris is frustrated but she clamps onto Willow with a headscissor squeeze. Willow endures, fights around, but Kris shifts into a SLEEPER! Willow endures, even as Kris keeps her from ropes. Kris goes for body scissors but Willow pushes back to a cover! TWO!! Kris lets go in time, but she HAMMERS away on Willow’s neck and shoulders!

Kris goes back to the SLEEPER! Willow fights up, snapmares free, and CHOPS Kris right down! Kris goes to a corner, Willow roars and runs in to BACK BODY BLCOK! Beach Break returns to single picture as Willow fires point-blank LARIAT after LARIAT! Willow snapmares Kris, runs up and BOOTS her! The fans fire up with Willow and she hauls Kris up. Willow whips, Kris reverses but Willow reverses back! Kris ends up on the apron, Willow storms after her, but Kris HOTSHOTS her! Kris then drags Willow to the apron, SLAPS her, but that pisses Willow off! Willow ROCKS Kris with forearm after forearm, but Kris gets around her!

Kris waistlocks but Willow holds ropes! The fans fire up as Willow throws elbows. Kris lets go and falls to the floor! Stoke panics again but Willow grits her teeth. Willow then smiles, because Stoke better move! CANNONBALL onto Kris! The fans fire up and Willow puts Kris in. Willow goes up, and then MISSILE DROPKICKS! Willow then runs up to LARIAT Kris inside-out! Cover, TWO!! Kris survives and Stokely is relieved. Stoke is even thanking God for the miracle! Willow hauls Kris up but Kris fights the gut wrench! Kris wrenches, mule kicks, and runs to SCISSOR KICK! Cover, TWO!! Willow survives but Kris hurries to get her up!

Kris GERMAN SUPLEXES! A rough one but Willow still stands. Kris waistlocks again but Willow fights with elbows. Kris CLUBS Willow, runs to go up and up, but Willow CLUBS Kris! Willow climbs, waistlocks, and then SUPER GERMAN SUPLEXES!! Kris gets folded up and the fans are thunderous! Willow aims from a corner, and climbs again! Kris UPPERCUTS first! Kris runs side to side to HELLUVA KICK! Scoop and tuck, but Willow victory rolls! TWO, Kris has it, TWO! Both women stand, DISCUS- NO, Willow gets under to fireman’s carry! Kris slips free to ROCK Willow! Fireman’s carry, F5!! Cover, TWO?!?!

The fans are thunderous, Kris is shocked, and Stokely is steaming! Kris argues with the ref but Stokely goes looking for something. Stokely brings out the steel chain! He sets that in a corner, then he distracts the ref so Kris can fetch the chain! Willow grabs at Stokely, Kris wraps her fist with steel, then she runs up! But Willow dodges! Kris keeps from decking Stokely! Willow then rolls Kris up, AND WINS!!

Winner: Willow Nightingale, by pinfall (advances to the next round)

Willow has her saying, but it seems the phrase, “Cheaters Never Prosper” is also true! The 2023 Queen of Harts is back in the finals, will she finish strong by becoming a back-to-back Owen Hart Cup winner?

 

Backstage interview with Team Triple J.

Renee is now with Jeff Jarrett, Karen Jarrett, Satnam Singh, Sonjay Dutt & Jay Lethal. Renee says this is already an emotionally charged match for Double J, but she also notes the added pressure of not even knowing who his opponent is tonight. How has Jarrett prepared? Jarrett doesn’t answer, he just heads out. Karen & Satnam go with Jeff, and Lethal says that the important thing is, Jarrett has never been more prepared for anything in his entire life. That is because tonight is about more than just a match for Jarrett. Tonight is about honoring one of his best friends ever in Owen Hart. Will the Last Outlaw be able to do just that, no matter who is dealt as the Wild Card?

 

Tony Schiavone is in the ring.

He welcomes us back to Dynamite: Beach Break, and he says there’s a reason AEW keeps coming back to Chicago. That is because some of the best wrestling fans are right here in the Windy City. The fans cheer that! Schiavone now welcomes back to Dynamite, the one and only Dr. Britt Baker, DMD! The fans cheer as the former AEW Women’s World Champion makes her way out to the ring, after surprising everyone by showing up at Forbidden Door. Britt and Schiavone hug for their reunion, and then Schiavone lets Britt have the mic and the ring to herself. The fans chant “Welcome Back!” and “D M D!” for Britt.

Britt says damn, she missed the fans. She thought way too long and way too hard about what she was going to say her first time back, but then she told herself, “Britt, shut the hell up, stop thinking.” So she’ll just talk to us if that’s okay. The fans cheer that! Britt wants to talk about three things we all have in life: a past, a present and a future. The past is our lesson. The present is our gift. And our future is our motivation. Let’s start with the past. For the last ten months, Britt is sure many have wondered where she’s been. And any time that question was asked, the answer was: “She’s injured.” Well, yeah.

But Britt knows the fans know her, and that it’d take more than something like a couple herniated disks and torn hip labrum to keep her from AEW. But back in November, Britt was physically banged up, sure. And mentally, she was running on empty. But every time she looked in the mirror, she said, “I’m good.” Until one day, she wasn’t. Because one day, she started feeling really sick. And the room was spinning. Her vision was blurry. And her right arm was tingling and numb, it just didn’t feel right. Britt kept saying she was good. She tried opening a bottle of water, and she couldn’t. Her entire right side just stopped working.

To sum it all up, Britt spent a week in the hospital with the diagnosis of a TIA: Transient Ischemic Attack. The doctors explained that it meant her brain was not getting enough blood for that moment, and that is a major warming sign for a stroke, to the point that those are nicknamed, “Ministrokes.” And in that moment, Britt realized she is NOT good. She told Tony Khan she had to stay home, get herself right, and TK said okay, just let him know when she’s good. The fans cheer that, and Britt now jumps to the present. She is here, she is cleared and she is healthy. But…! She has to be honest, in her entire wrestling career, she was never more nervous than Sunday night, Forbidden Door.

And why was that? All she did was stand on the ramp, right? But… She was never more unsure of herself. She never doubted herself more, because she wasn’t sure anyone was gonna give a damn. The fans cheer and say “We love you, Britt!” Britt says that cheering is because they’ve all felt that. They all know the fear of rejection. It is irrational at times, but it is persistent. That fear is worse than the actual rejection. But vulnerability is showing up even when you have no control over what’s gonna happen. Sunday night, when Britt needed pro-wrestling and All Elite Wrestling the most, when she needed the fans, they welcomed her back with opened arms and chants of DMD!

For that, Britt will always, always be in their corner. Because in the end, Britt’s just like one of them, and she means that. Now, to the future, her motivation. When you are going through a hard time, just go through it. Be present, feel all of it, because if you do, it’ll make it that much better when you get to the other side. Because they all possess the impulse to be elite. And speaking of Elite… Britt has to say this, because she heard we have a new female face of AEW. The fans boo, but Britt says it must be so rewarding for this woman to call herself that after shedding blood, sweat and tears in this ring and building this company from the ground up! That must be great, right?

And CEO? Wow, those three letters, this woman must’ve worked and studied so hard for a decade to earn something like that. It is brilliant to manipulate the fanbase into chanting those letters by piping them into your theme song. But hey, guys, Britt doesn’t think they need music to tell our “new friend” the only three letters that matter are D M D! Wait, who is honking up a storm as they pull into the parking lot? Oh of course, out steps the now DOUBLE Champion, Mercedes Mone. The CEO is greeted by The EVPs, and they say that from the EVPs to the CEO, they want to congratulate her on winning both belts! Nick says this is a CEO they can support!

And hey, that championship celebration is ready. Then let’s go! Mone heads out and Matt tells production to get the ring ready. Props, decorations, go go go! Keep that energy up, and let’s have a great show! But that means they’re clearing Britt out…? The brightly colored balloons are brought out, and here comes Mone! The fans boo, and yet Britt is standing her ground in the ring, even as more balloons are poured in. Mone steps up, shows off both the TBS and NJPW Strong Women’s titles, then swaggers into the ring. Mone gets herself a mic, but the “D M D!” chants are drowning out the “C E O!” chants.

Mone says, “Uhhh… Oops! Britt, did I interrupt something? Because Chicagoooo~! It’s time to celebrate with your Double Champion, Mercedes Mone.” The fans boo but Britt says she gets it. Britt took Mone’s moment at Forbidden Door, so now Mone is doing the same thing back. Mone says what Britt does is so irrelevant. But if you wanna get real, let’s talk about it. Forbidden Door is the place, the PPV, that Mone made famous by becoming Double Champion. But Britt came out to take the spotlight. The fans chant STFU at Mone but that just amuses her. Because Mone wants Chicago and Britt to get a real good look at what a real star looks like.

The fans boo more but Britt says, “All In.” That’s what she wants. Britt was at the first All In right here in Chicago. And she was the first female to go All In on AEW by signing her name on the contract. Britt wrestled at All In last year in London, while Mone was lookin’ like a broke ass bitch with a broken leg! So Britt wants to face Mone at this year’s All In. Mone says talk to the hand, and then pie faces Britt with it. Mone tells Britt that she’s never broke. And since she is a DOUBLE Champion, there is a long list of girls waiting in the back. So Britt needs to get to the back of that line, B*TCH! Britt tells Mone, “What line?”

Mone says Britt is surely a fan, so she should know what comes next. There’s a price to pay when you mess with Mone! Mone holds up both belts, taunts Britt with them, but will Britt just snatch both of those away in one fell swoop?

 

Backstage interview with Will Ospreay & Kyle Fletcher.

Renee is now with The Aerial Assassin and Aussie Arrow, and she says tonight, Ospreay’s International Championship is on the line against Daniel Garcia. Ospreay was confident that he’d be walking in here with two titles, but that is clearly not the case. Mentally and physically, how is he feeling ahead of this match? Before Ospreay can answer, Don Callis walks in. Ospreay glares at the man who more or less cost him the world title, but Fletcher keeps him cool. Ospreay asks Renee and Fletcher to step aside so he and Callis can talk. Renee obliges, but Fletcher asks if he’s sure. Ospreay says yes, and Fletcher steps back.

Ospreay says Callis doesn’t have to say anything. Because really, it isn’t Callis’ fault. It is Ospreay’s fault. Ospreay’s the one who knocked out the ref, and he couldn’t bring the Tiger Driver out. Ospreay knows what Callis is going to say, about how he should’ve just done it. But Ospreay doesn’t think he’s that guy anymore. Last year, Callis gave Ospreay a match with Kenny Omega, and gave him the tools to defeat Omega. And when Ospreay thought things couldn’t get any better, Callis gave him Chris Jericho at All In Wembley. Ospreay’s life has changed dramatically, he owes Callis so much. There’s a loyalty to Callis for that.

But at the same time, Ospreay lost out on Sunday, and his heart broke. Ospreay wants out of the Don Callis Family, and for good this time. Fletcher is surprised, and Callis is a bit taken aback himself. Callis says he’s not normally in the habit of letting people out of agreements. But… Well, Callis is just so proud of Ospreay and what he’s done here. Calli sis happy to do Ospreay this favor. And maybe one day, Callis will ask Ospreay for a favor. They hug it out, and Callis says Ospreay will be world champion one day. Callis wishes Ospreay all the best tonight, then tells Fletcher to follow him. Fletcher is conflicted, but he obeys.

Will Fletcher ever get out from under the Don Callis Family’s thumb? Will Ospreay be able to hold onto the gold he has now that he’s flying solo?

 

Chris Jericho is here!

The Learning Tree makes his way out, a clipboard in hand, and security right behind him? Security stands in front of commentary, or more specifically, Taz, and Jericho gets as mic. “Hi, guys~!” The fans boo but Jericho says he wasn’t scheduled for a match, so he figured he could come out here and be a guest commentator. After all, Jericho just has to have his TV time, right? Jericho says on top of that, he had to talk about what Hook did on Sunday. Hook broke the cardinal sin of the wrestling business by stealing someone else’s signature move, namely Jericho’s Judas Effect. That is the ultimate sign of disrespect, and that doesn’t work for Jericho, brother.

Jericho says even worse than that was Taz! Taz is supposed to be an unbiased announcer, and he instead stands and claps for Hook like a mark! If anyone knows about gimmick infringement, it’s Taz. That is why Jericho talked with Matthew & Nicholas. If Jericho is going to be on commentary, he cannot be anywhere near Taz because he cannot trust Taz! The EVPs granted Jericho this executive order that says Taz is relieved of his commentary duties for the rest of this evening, AND Taz must vacate the premises immediately! The fans boo and commentary calls BS, but that’s why security is here.

Jericho shows the document, then says, “Thanks, guys! Bye, Taz~!” Taz is escorted away, and Jericho takes Taz’s seat, just in time for this next match!

Six Man Tag: Samoa Joe, Hook & Katsuyori Shibata VS The Cage of Agony!

Well, speaking of Forbidden Door, the trio that beat down The Learning Tree is right back in action. Will the Samoan Submission Specialist, the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil & The Wrestler keep up their momentum? Or will The Machine, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona reestablish their dominance in the trios division?

The teams sort out and the fans chant for “JOE! JOE! JOE!” as he starts against Liona. They circle, tie up, and are in a deadlock. Liona fires forearms but Joe gives those back! Joe runs, but Liona ELBOWS Joe down! Liona gets Joe up, fires body shot after body shot, and fans chant “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” Liona has Joe against ropes as he fires more shots, but the ref reprimands. Liona whips, Joe reverses to CHOP! And CHOP! And JAB! JAB! JAB! “MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!” Joe runs corner to corner to ELBOW and PELE! Liona staggers, tags out to Brian Cage, but Shibata tags right in! The fans fire up as these two circle now.

Cage swings, Shibata dodges and comes back to KNEE low! Shibata bumps and BOOTS Cage, then fires off forearms in the corner! Cage sits down, Shibata goes corner to corner, but Cage gets up to CLOBBER Shibata! Cage then waistlocks Shibata, but Shibata leg capture for a toehold, HEEL HOOK! Cage has the ROPEBREAK, but Shibata drags him away! Hook tags in, they split the wishbone! Hook gets Cage up but Cage RAMS Hook into the corner! Kaun tags in, he stomps away on Hook. Kaun CHOPS Hook, whips corner to corner, but Hook reverses. Kaun reverses back then SPLASHES!

Kaun puts Hook on the apron, to HOTSHOT him down! Hook staggers back up, but Kaun BOOTS him down! Jericho says, “Hi, guys~!” as Hook flounders nearby, and Liona storms up to RAM Hook into barriers! Hook flounders some more as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Liona sits Hook in a corner, rains down fists, then CHOKES Hook! The ref counts, Liona lets off but then drags Hook into the ring. Liona storms up to knees Hook low. Liona tags Kaun, scoop SLAMS Hook, and then Kaun slingshot SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Kaun stalks Hook, gets him up, and scoops to fireman’s carry. Hook slips free, hot tag to Shibata! Shibata CHOPS Kaun, Kaun CHOSP back! They CHOP and CHOP and CHOP, then Shibata CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Shibata fires CHOP after CHOP against the ropes, then lets off to whip. Kaun reverses but Shibata holds ropes. Kaun runs to slide and trip Shibata up!

Kaun spins Shibata around on the apron, and Liona APRON SENTONS! The ref reprimands but Liona just smiles. Shibata flops to the floor, Kaun drags him back up and puts him back in. Cover, TWO! Shibata toughs it out but Kaun tags Cage. Cage drags Shibata up, whips him to ropes, then ELBOWS him down! Cage KICKS Shibata in the back, then puts him in the corner. Tag to Liona and they stomp a mudhole into Shibata! Liona then scoops Shibata to SLAM him, and runs to FALLING HEADBUTT! Beach Break returns to single picture as Liona clamps on with a neck wrench. The fans rally as Shibata endures.

Shibata fights up, pries free of the hold, but Liona grabs at Shibata’s hair! Shibata drops, fires body shots, and then he UPPERCUTS! Shibata runs, into a POP-UP SAMOAN- NO! Shibata slips down into a SLEEPER! Liona has Shibata as a backpack and he flails around. Liona runs at a corner, but Shibata TOSSES him out! Tag to Hook, Liona hurries to tag Kaun! Hook dodges Kaun, DECKS Cage, then CLOBBERS Kaun! Cage gets in but Hook dodges him and LARIATS on the return! Kaun runs up, but into an EXPLODER! The fans fire up, Liona is back, and Liona is too big for the exploder! Liona gets Hook up, Hook slips free, but Liona UPPERCUTS!

Kaun fireman’s carries Hook for a GUTBUSTER DROP! Cover, TWO!! Hook survives and Kaun is furious! Kaun drags Hook up, brings him over, and he tags Liona. Hook fights back, fires off on Cage, but Cage HOTSHOTS! Then the Gates DOUBLE SPINEBUSTER Hook! Cover, Joe breaks it! Kaun runs up but Joe kicks him and TOSSES him out! Joe runs, but Liona POUNCES!! The fans boo but Shibata jumps in to JUMP KICK Liona! Liona falls out, Cage gets in. Cage blocks a kick to KNEE Shibata, then fireman’s carry for an F5! Hook ELBOWS Cage, but Cage fireman’s carries! F5- DDT COUNTER!

The fans fire up and Jericho admits, that was an excellent DDT. Hook crawls, hot tag to Joe! Joe fires off on the Gates, SNAP POWERSLAM for Kaun! Liona runs in but Joe moves, the ELBOW DROP hits Kaun! Joe then whips Liona. Liona reverses, runs in, but into the URENAGE! Cage is back, Joe atomic drops! And BOOTS! Joe calls to his team, and Joe sends Hook in to forearm SMASH! Joe SPLASHES, then Shibata HYDRAULIC DROPKICKS! Shibata & Hook haul Liona up to DOUBLE SUPLEX! Joe SENTONS! Cover, Cage & Kaun break it! The teams brawl, the ref reprimands, but then Cage & Kaun ROCK Hook & Shibata!

Kaun, Liona and Cage each get someone up. Liona fireman’s carries Joe, Cage & Kaun suplex Shibata & Hook! But then all three men escape! SLEEPER on Cage, REDRUM on Kaun and COQUINA CLUTCH on Liona!! The Cage of Agony all fades out, Joe’s team wins!

Winners: Samoa Joe, Hook & Katsuyori Shibata, by submission

These three dangerous fighters are victorious, and Jericho mockingly applauds. But that’s so Bryan Keith & “Big Bill” can sneak in with chairs! The Bad Apple and Redwood SMACK Joe and Shibata, leaving Hook for Jericho! They brawl, but then Bill & Keith help mug Hook! The fans boo, Keith reveals his arm is 100%! He SMACKS Shibata again for good measure! Jericho CHOKES Hook with his pink blazer! Keith then puts Shibata’s arm through one chair and is handed the other chair by Bill! The fans boo but Keith CON-CHAIR-TOS the arm!! Jericho even LASHES Hook with the FTW Championship!

The fans boo as The Learning Tree and his Branches are still beating down Hook! Bill SMACKS Joe with a chair, against the steel steps! Jericho tells Bill to then get Hook up. Bill drags Hook off the mat, and Jericho gets the brass knuckles! BRASS KNUCKLE PUNCH right to Hook’s head!! The fans boo but Jericho mockingly waves to them all. “Thanks, guys~!” Wait, now Keith brings out a table?! Haven’t they done enough!? That table is put in the ring, set up at center, and Keith drags Hook off the mat. Bill smiles as he brings Hook around, and CHOKE SLAMS him through the table!!

Hook writhes in the wreckage, and Jericho stands over him, all while waving to the fans. What consequences will Jericho face for this? And not from the EVPs, but from Hook’s friends and his own father, Taz?

 

2024 Men’s Owen Hart Cup Quarterfinal: Jeff Jarrett VS Wild Card!

J, E, Double F, J, A, Double R, E, Double T. That is how you spell the name of The Last Outlaw, and one of the few people in AEW who knew Owen Hart personally. He wants to do this not for himself, but for the memory of his late friend. But then, who is this Wild Card the Young Bucks have handpicked? Well, none other than HANGMAN ADAM PAGE!! The former AEW World Champion is back, but will this be the same #CowboySh*t as before? Or will this be something more dangerous?

The bell rings and the fans are a bit torn between Cowboy and Outlaw. The two tie up, go around, and Hangman shoves Jarrett down. Hangman glares, Jarrett stands back up, and the two reset. They tie up, Hangman powers Jarrett to ropes but Jarrett turns things around. Hangman turns them back again and they end up in a corner. The ref counts, Hangman lets off, and then he ROCKS Jarrett! Jarrett ROCKS Hangman back! The fans fire up and the two fire off fast hands! The ref reprimands about closed fists, gets in there, but then Hangman cheap shot BOOTS Jarrett! Hangman HAMMERS Jarrett in the head over and over!

The ref reprimands again, but Hangman KICKS Jarrett while he’s down! Hangman KICKS Jarrett again and again, then paces around. The ref reprimands about the cheap shots and closed fists, but Hangman stands Jarrett up. Jarrett ROCKS Hangman first! And then he STRADDLE ATTACKS on the rope! Jarrett keeps going, but Hangman KING KONG LARIATS! The fans boo but Hangman glares at Jarrett. Jarrett flounders, Hangman scoops him, and hits a FALL AWAY SLAM! Jarrett tumbles to the apron and Hangman storms over. Hangman gets up and under Jarrett, to then APRON POWERBOMB him!!

Jarrett falls to the floor, but Hangman SMACKS him off the steel steps again and again and again! The ref reprimands but Hangman lets off while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Hangman snarls, paces, then refreshes the ring count. Hangman drags Jarrett up the steel steps, reels him in, and hits a DDT to the steel!! Hangman leaves Jarrett behind while the ref reprimands. Jarrett somehow sits back up, and he drags himself up using the steps. Hangman storms back over, brings Jarrett up and into the ring, then he tells off the fans here in Chicago. Hangman storms back into the ring, paces while Jarrett stirs, and the fans rally up. Jarrett stands, but Hangman DECKS him! Jarrett stands again, Hangman CLOBBERS him again! And again! And again! Hangman has a cocky cover, TWO!

Hangman stomps Jarrett for not staying down, then he brings Hangman around. Jarrett fires body shots! And an UPPERCUT! Hangman ROCKS Jarrett, then whips him. Jarrett sunset flips, Hangman stays up and PUNCHES Jarrett right in the head! Hangman shakes out his hand, he might’ve hurt himself doing damage to Jarrett. But Hangman still goes back to Jarrett, for another haymaker! Jarrett gives it back! The two throw heavy shots, then Hangman KNEES low! Hangman whips, Jarrett reverses but Hangman ducks ‘n ‘dodges. Jarrett ducks the lariat! Beach Break returns to single picture as Hangman tumbles!

Jarrett storms out to the apron to get Hangman up. Jarrett UPPERCUTS, Hangman ROCKS Jarrett back! The shots go back and forth again, then Hangman BITES Jarrett’s face! The ref reprimands and counts, Hangman stops at 4! The ref reprimands more, but Hangman soaks up the heat from Chicago. Hangman then Alabama Lifts, but Jarrett slips free! APRON STROKE!! The fans are thunderous as both men fall to the floor! The ring count starts and the fans rally up. Both men are still down at 5 of 10, and Jarrett rises at 6! Jarrett stands at 7, rolls in at 8, and Hangman slides in at 9! Jarrett tells Hangman to get his ass up then!

Jarrett fires off haymakers and shots on Hangman, then ducks one to clinch and RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Jarrett goes for the legs, but Hangman BOOTS him away! Jarrett kicks, Hangman blocks, but an ENZIGIRI hits! Cover, TWO! Jarrett keeps his focus, then reels Hangman back in! Hangman whips Jarrett away, Alabama Lifts, but Jarrett sunset flips it! And then he steps through, for the SHARP- NO, Hangman fires elbows from below! Jarrett staggers, into the Alabama Lift! DEADEYE!! But that’s not enough for Hangman?! This Cowboy is going full black hat, but the fans taunt him with “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!”

Hangman throws off his elbow pad, goes to the apron, and takes aim. But then Jarrett flops over! Hangman is annoyed, asks the ref what’s up, and then he grabs Jarrett. Jarrett shoves Hangman out! Hangman hurries up, BOOTS Jarrett, then slingshots, but into a SPINEBUSTER! And step through, to SHARPSHOOTER!! The fans are thunderous as Jarrett uses the Hart family move, Owen’s favorite move, but Hangman flails and scrambles forward! ROPEBREAK! Jarrett lets go in frustration, pulling at his hair. The fans rally up as hard as they can, but then Hangman HOTSHOTS Jarrett!

Hangman goes out, loads up, BUCKSHOT!! And then he just HAMMERS away on Jarrett with fists! Another Alabama Lift, and another DEADEYE!!! Cover, Hangman wins!

Winner: Hangman Adam Page, by pinfall (advances to the next round)

The fans boo, mostly because Hangman went the extra mile just to hurt Double J! And now, Hangman is going on to Collision to face Jay White! Will the Switchblade ruin Hangman’s return already? Or will this Wild Card deal another L on the road to the Owen Hart Cup?

Meanwhile, Team Triple J hurries out there to check on Jarrett, he is in bad shape. Is this the last we’ve seen of The Last Outlaw?

 

Trainers check on Hook.

But then Big Bill TOSSES one aside! Keith goes after Hook directly, but Hook fights him off! But then a FIREBALL gets Hook in the face! The Learning Tree brings out his old Wizard tricks! Keith says they told him to respect Chris Jericho! Jericho waves bye to Hook, did he just teach Hook one final lesson?

 

Backstage interview with Hangman Page.

Beach Break returns as Renee catches up with The Cowboy, and she welcomes him back, as well as congratulates him on the win tonight. But she has to ask, was that level of aggression really necessary? But in steps The Elite and they applaud Hangman’s return! So good to see him again! Matt tells Renee it’s okay, they have this. Renee steps away and Matt says Hangman could say thanks for this. They lifted the suspension and got him in The Owen, and he crushed it! Congrats! Now, they’ll continue to scratch his back, so long as he scratches theirs. Hangman scowls so Matt says he’ll just out and say it.

Blood & Guts is coming up, they need a fifth man. Will Hangman be The Elite’s fifth- Hangman grabs Matt by the lapels and gets in his face! Hangman tells Matt to listen to him and listen good. Hangman is not a child, and he is not a puppet. He is therefore not The Elite’s man anymore. Hangman does not need their BS games. He is in The Owen, and he will win The Owen. Understood? Nick tries to calm Hangman down but Hangman just pushes past him. What’s his problem? The EVPs do their best to shrug that off, and they tell production to cut away. Did The Elite miscalculate in their little “foolproof plan?”

 

BREAKING NEWS for Rampage: Beach Break!

El Toro Blanco wants to stampede up the ranks, so he is back in action against Komander! Will the Ungovernable bulldoze right through the Commander of the Skies? Plus, the Women’s Owen Hart Cup Semifinal of Mariah May VS Hikaru Shida, who moves on to face Willow Nightingale in Calgary?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

Toni Storm told Mariah May to do her proud, but she will also be stepping back into the ring against AfroPunk, Trish Adora! Will the Leading Lady remain unbothered on her road back to All In Wembley? Or will Adora score herself a golden ticket to her own time in the spotlight? And as we know, Hangman Page and Jay White will battle in the Men’s Owen Hart Cup Semifinal, renewing their rivalry from back in NJPW. Will The Cowboy or the Collision Cowboy be the one moving on to face Bryan Danielson in the finals?

 

AEW International Champion: Will Ospreay VS Daniel Garcia w/ MJF!

The Aerial Assassin admitted earlier tonight that he is the only one to blame for not winning the AEW World Championship. But at the same time, he is truly on his own in AEW after convincing Don Callis to let him go. Will the #BillyGOAT still shine as a man apart? Or will having the Wolf of Wrestling’s support help Red Death finally grab some gold?

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

The bell rings and the fans fire up already. Ospreay and Garcia circle, tie up, and are in a deadlock. “This is Awesome!” already as Garcia goes for a leg and Ospreay pushes Garcia to ropes. The ref counts, Ospreay and Garcia let off slowly, and then Garcia swings! Ospreay dodges, kicks low, and headlocks. MJF is already taking off his leather jacket while Garcia powers up and out. Ospreay runs Garcia over but Garcia is right up. Garcia shoulders into Ospreay again and again and MJF coaches him up. Garcia headlocks, snapmares, then KICKS Ospreay! Ospreay stands up to CHOP! Garcia goes to a corner while fans “WOO~!”

MJF hurries to Garcia’s side to coach him up. “That ain’t nothing. You’re Daniel Garcia, that ain’t nothing.” The fans rally up and Garcia stands again. Garcia storms up, Ospreay kicks and whips but Garcia reverses. Ospreay takes a swing but Garcia gets under. Garcia back suplexes, Ospreay lands out and headlocks again. Garcia powers up and out, ducks down then hurdles, but Ospreay shoves. Garcia KICKS the back drop away, then hip tosses Ospreay down. Ospreay up-kicks Garcia away, but Garcia comes back to headlock takeover. Ospreay headscissors, Garcia kips free, and roles reverse as Ospreay hits the takeover but Garcia headscissors!

Ospreay moves around, hops around, and headstands, but Garcia SHORT-DRIVERS him! The fans fire up and MJF pounds the mat in agreement. Garcia kicks Ospreay, ROCKS him, then fires body shots and forearms! Garcia cravats, but Ospreay swim moves free. Garcia dodge the lariat to cravat again. Garcia snapmares and basement dropkicks! Ospreay writhes, Garcia covers, ONE! MJF coaches Garcia, the fans rally, and Garcia has an inverted cravat. Ospreay fights up, swim moves free, but Garcia gets him again. NECKBREAKER! Ospreay goes to a corner, the fans fire up, and Garcia runs in to clothesline!

Garcia goes up, and the fans fire up as he rains down fists! Garcia only gets 5 as Ospreay slips under! Ospreay tucks Garcia in, for CHEEKY NANDOS! Garcia falls to the floor, Ospreay PLANCHAS to knock him down! The fans fire up with Ospreay but MJF coaches Garcia more. Ospreay and MJF then lock eyes and the ref says to back up. MJF steps aside, Ospreay drags Garcia up and Ospreay puts Garcia in at 7 of 10. Garcia takes a shot at Ospreay, so Ospreay CLUBS Garcia on the apron as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Ospreay storms into the ring, stalks Garcia as he crawls, and then stomps Garcia around. Garcia goes to ropes, Ospreay brings him up to scoop and SLAM! Ospreay drops a knee on Garcia’s head! Ospreay paces around, brings Garcia up but Garcia pushes Ospreay away. So Ospreay BOOTS Garcia! Ospreay has Garcia in a corner, fires body shots, and then CHOPS! Garcia flounders and Ospreay stalks him some more. MJF rallies the fans but Ospreay has a kneeling cover, ONE! Garcia glares up at Ospreay but Ospreay eggs Garcia on. Garcia stands to fire forearm after forearm! Ospreay UPPERCUTS back!

Garcia falls back and MJF is a bit frustrated for him. Ospreay scoops Garcia for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Ospreay drags Garcia up to ROCK him with a forearm! Ospreay brings Garcia around, wrenches an arm, and CHOPS Garcia down! Ospreay stands Garcia back up, to CHOP him back down! Garcia shakes his head and MJF coaches him up. Beach Break returns to single picture as Ospreay brings Garcia up again. Ospreay CHOPS, Garcia wobbles, and Ospreay CHOPS again! MJF rallies the fans but Ospreay CHOPS Garcia down! Garcia reaches out as he sits up, and Ospreay eggs him on. Garcia stands, into another CHOP!

MJF is frustrated but he gets the fans fired up. Garcia storms up on Ospreay, but Ospreay CHOPS him back down! Garcia shakes his head and rises up, but Ospreay CHOPS him in the corner! Garcia is getting mad now! Garcia fires off on Ospreay and the fans fire up more! The ref reprimands about closed fists and he backs Garcia off, but Ospreay BOOTS Garcia! Garcia roars, dodges Ospreay’s clothesline, and hits a TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Garcia spins and brings Ospreay back up, for another TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! The fans fire up as Garcia brings Ospreay up again, suplexes, but Ospreay slips free! Ospreay shoves, follows, but Garcia catches Ospreay to a DDT!

The fans fire up and Garcia hurries to TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT again! Cover, TWO!! The fans rally behind “DANNY! DANNY!” and MJF nods. Garcia feeds off that energy, brings Ospreay up, but Ospreay RAMS him into the corner! Fans hope these two “Fight Forever!” but this is near the end of the show! Ospreay runs back in, Garcia ROCKS him first! Garcia whips, Ospreay BOOTS from the corner! Ospreay goes up, out and springboards, PIP PIP CHEERIO! Cover, TWO! The fans rally up, Ospreay hauls Garcia up to underhook, but Garcia fights the lift! Garcia gets free, Ospreay grabs at him, but Garcia shoves him away.

Ospreay KICKS Garcia in the side, then brings him around for Kawada Kicks! The fans are torn as Ospreay looms over Garcia. Ospreay eggs Garcia on, wanting to see that fighting spirit. Ospreay drags Garcia up, gives him more Kawada Kicks, but Garcia grits his teeth. The fans rally, Ospreay offers his own head. Garcia storms up, and he gives Ospreay the dance~! The fans fire up and then Garcia DECKS Ospreay! MJF likes that and Garcia gives more dance! Then a SAIDO! Ospreay staggers up, Garcia runs in, but into a SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!! Garcia survives that sudden turnaround, but Ospreay takes aim!

Garcia stands, into the HOOK KICK! Ospreay kicks low, underhooks, but Garcia powers up! Garcia Alabama Lifts Ospreay, for a CRUNCHY!! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives, MJF is frustrated but the fans fire up again, and both men rise up. Garcia reels Ospreay in but now Ospreay back drops! Garcia sunset flips but Ospreay sits on it, TWO! Garcia BOOTS Ospreay, runs, but into the TIGER WALL KICK and ENZIGIRI! Ospreay runs, but Garcia dodges, only for Ospreay to slip through the lariat! Ospreay gets Garcia up, POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO! Into a STYLES CLASH!! Cover, TWO!!! Garcia survives again and Ospreay is stunned!

The fans are thunderous, MJF nods but he is still very concerned. Ospreay pulls the elbow pad away, and now he aims from a corner! Garcia rises, “This is Awesome!” “Fight Forever!” HIDDEN- NO, Garcia jumps on for a SLEEPER! Garcia has the body scissors, too! Ospreay fights up with Garcia as a backpack! Garcia slips around to a GUILLOTINE FACELOCK! Ospreay endures all over again, powers up and out and THROWS Garcia away! Then he underhooks, but Garcia wrenches free! Garcia has the Half Hatch, but Ospreay fights free of that! Ospreay dodges, springboards, OSC- NO! Garcia catches Ospreay!

Garcia flips Ospreay around, and lifts, for a PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!?!? Even MJF can’t believe that’s real! The fans are thunderous for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” making this one happen. Garcia looks to MJF, and MJF offers him the Dynamite Diamond Ring?! MJF wants Garcia to do things his way, and Garcia picks up the ring. Garcia hesitates, and Ospreay roll shim up! TWO, and Garcia has a GEDO CLUTCH! TWO, Ospreay Oklahoma Rolls, TWO! Garcia LARIATS Ospreay inside out! The fans fire up, and MJF pleads that Garcia use the ring! Garcia thinks about it, but then says no thanks, he’s got this.

Garcia turns around, into a HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall (still AEW International Champion)

MJF is beside himself! Did he just cost Garcia with that distraction? Garcia is certainly frustrated in himself now, but Ospreay goes to him and shows him respect. Ospreay wants Garcia not to be so harsh on himself, and even the fans are cheering for “Both These Guys! Both These Guys!” Ospreay encourages Garcia that he has what it takes, he’ll get there some day. Ospreay leaves as MJF steps into the ring, and now MJF sits with Garcia. MJF says he takes the blame on this one. Garcia busted his ass, and the people still love him! The fans cheer in confirmation. MJF helps Garcia stand up, and MJF raises Garcia’s hand.

The fans cheer and MJF says Garcia will be champion. They hug it out, and then MJF LOW BLOWS Garcia!! The fans boo but we all should’ve known better. And then MJF puts the diamond ring on his finger?! Matt Menard hurries out there but MJF DECKS him! MJF SPITS on Garcia, then tells him to get up! Garcia rises, staggers around, and MJF DIAMOND RING DECKS Garcia!! A tiger can’t change his stripes, and a Scumbag is always a Scumbag. MJF tells the fans to shut up, but then we see Garcia is busted open! MJF stands on Garcia’s neck, but security hurries out here. MJF CLOBBERS every single one of them!

MJF then rains down fists on Garcia’s bloody forehead! MJF asks if he restored the feeling now! This is YOUR boy, AEW! And MJF punches away on that bloody forehead again! Red Death has a crimson mask, but MJF has a dark heart. MJF drags Garcia up, but he’s ragdoll, so MJF pushes him to a corner. MJF puts Garcia up top, climbs up after him, and he drags Garcia onto his shoulder. Christopher Daniels rushes out here to tell MJF to stop this, but MJF still SUPER TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVERS!!! Daniels asks why! What does MJF even think this will do!? Refs and medics hurry out here, but MJF shoves them all aside!

MJF rains down fists, but here comes Ospreay!! Ospreay is pissed that MJF would sully this otherwise great night, and then MJF runs away! The Wolf of Wrestling is more like a snake crossed with a weasel, and he even gets in the face of some fans! He throws garbage around, talks more trash with more fans, then storms to the backstage area. As for Garcia, medics have brought a neck brace, backboard and stretcher for him. Ospreay wants after MJF but Daniels says to let management handle this. Garcia is loaded to the stretcher, and wheeled away from ringside. Will Garcia ever be alright again?


My Thoughts:

This was a great Dynamite as both the follow-up to Forbidden Door but also as the Beach Break special that also ties into Shark Week for HBO Discovery. Though, they didn’t do that much shark related stuff, other than fans getting to have foam shark fin hats. I kinda wish there was at least one thing, though I suppose MJF being out for blood counts… After a really good promo of MJF saying he’ll be Garcia’s guy, and another really good promo of Ospreay being set free from the Don Callis Family, we got a PPV level title match in our main event. This was perhaps Garcia’s best match in his career so far, but still a great win for Ospreay.

MJF going back to being a Heel so soon after returning was part of the surprise, but he sure committed. He bloodied Garcia, he bloodied Menard, he kayfabe hospitalized Garcia, and now he’s got Ospreay after him. It clearly sets up Ospreay VS MJF for the International Championship at All In, so the next month and a half is gonna be them building that. And there’s a chance the Don Callis Family adds on because Callis himself said Ospreay will owe him now. Fletcher didn’t like the sound of any of that, and the favor might be giving Fletcher or someone in the Don Callis Family a shot at the International title first.

Great stuff in the ongoing story between Jericho and Hook, with Jericho of course having to pull something underhanded. Taz is banned from the building because Jericho, Bill & Keith were of course attacking. The Six Man Tag was great stuff, but it was a bit of a shame The Cage of Agony had to take the loss to put Joe, Hook & Shibata over. Jericho’s team beating down Hook’s team, then trying to burn Hook quite literally is some big stuff, but naturally this is to make the FTW Championship rematch of Hook VS Jericho even bigger and wilder than before. They might even be able to have this on the same night as Blood & Guts.

Speaking of, instead of announcing Team AEW all at once, it seems like the members are gonna volunteer themselves. Granted, I do like that, it feeds into the idea that not everyone is willing to risk their jobs standing up to their bosses. But Mark Briscoe is great, he’ll be a fun part of that match. The Elite going after him, bringing out Kyle O’Reilly and The Acclaimed, I feel like we might’ve just seen Team AEW in full. O’Reilly, Briscoe, Caster, Bowens & Daddy Ass, all to add some heat to all the different title matches. Acclaimed VS Bucks, Billy VS Okada and possibly Briscoe VS Jack Perry, that all feels like big stuff for All In.

Great stuff in the various Owen Hart Cup stories. Great promo from Willow to lead into her match with Kris, and I was surprised that Willow won here after winning the tag match at Forbidden Door. At the same time, the better story is perhaps Willow going for the Cup once again. Good promo from Storm to hype Mariah up, and Mariah’s match with Shida will be big. If Mariah wins against Shida, she’ll certainly win the whole thing, because they’re gonna go through with Mariah VS Storm, student VS teacher. And then Bryan VS Pac was a badass opening match, and I figured Bryan would win out, beat up as he is.

Now, Hangman was of course being the Wild Card given we also got a teaser vignette last week. Hangman VS Jarrett was great stuff, one of Jarrett’s better singles matches since being in AEW, and you really do feel for the guy, but Hangman was of course winning. At the same time, Hangman gets some real heat on him for going as far as he did, and yet he also refuses to be part of The Elite after The Elite tried to ditch him. Hangman is definitely the favorite in winning the Owen Hart Cup because that would mean he faces Swerve Strickland one more time. All In Wembley is being treated as THE top AEW PPV now, why not have one of the most vicious feuds in AEW history so far?

And then, a great promo segment from Britt Baker that also segued right into Mercedes Mone’s scheduled segment. Britt dealing with TIAs, that is some rough stuff, I really feel for her. Rather wild that she and Serena Deeb had that parallel of medical conditions taking them out. Now, Britt is of course the Face in this story, but that works for what I was expecting. Mone is better as a Heel, has been riding that line since showing up in AEW anyway, and her gimmick of CEO works with The Bucks being corrupt EVPs. In fact, The Bucks welcoming Mone, why not just make her the first female member of The Elite and make that group even more golden and star-studded?

My Score: 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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