Welcome back to 31 Days of Deathmatches Volume 2. The second edition of the annual deathmatch advent calendar put together by yours truly. Each day we will open another bloody door on the calendar and explore another deathmatch until we hit Halloween. We’re going to explore a ton of different companies, wrestlers, and stipulations as the days go on with a few surprises here and there. So, strap in as we prepare for another round of blood, broken glass, and barbed-wire on our road of deathmatches.

So, we return to AEW for a second entry into the deathmatch calendar. This time we have tag team warfare from the September 19 episode of Dynamite. It would be the Best Friends, Trent? and Chuck Taylor, against Santana and Ortiz, Proud N Powerful. There’d be no ring or rules, just a parking lot, a crowd, and a whole host of violence. Hell, it kind of carries on from yesterday’s no-ring expedition. Both teams were fired up to end one another and the parking lot would become their battlefield for the night. Who could predict what would happen when everything was unleashed amongst the cars and concrete? Santana and Ortiz even had death mask makeup on so it was going to get serious whilst the Best Friends were fighting for Trent’s mum’s honour.

Things started fast as people were thrown into walls, hands were thrown and bodies met cars. Ortiz was crushed under a car hood with a pair of questionable sentons and Trent managed to hit himself in the face with a 2×4. Santana beat people down the Best Friends with a baton and catapulted Trent into a truck bed. Chuck narrowly avoided a sledgehammer and launched Ortiz into some trash cans. Ortiz rebounded and Suplexed him onto a car roof and Santana nearly put him through it with a splash. He kicked out so he was battered by a bin and Trent was smacked with the baton again. Trent speared Ortiz through a door and rolled away as Santana continued to beat down Chuck with a broken door and bare fists. He finally had enough and dropped Santana back first on a hood whilst Trent pelted Ortiz with door parts. More objects were bounced off heads and Chuck and Ortiz went through a guardrail. More bodies met cars and a low blow saw Trent powerbombed onto the roof of one, then double-powerbombed through the windscreen of it. Chuck came back and whaled on them both with a baseball bat and a 2×4 but couldn’t capitalise as he was dropped onto some trashcans with a back-body drop. Trent’s back was a bloody mess and it was only getting worse as Ortiz continued to bring down lumber onto it. Chuck was lined up for a trip with a lead pipe when a miracle happened. Orange Cassidy popped out from one of the car trunks and decked Santana with a chain-wrapped Orange Punch. That would be the decider as he threw Santana up to Chuck for a Piledriver onto a car hood and Trent won the match with a Dudebuster into a truck bed and plywood.

So yeah, moral of the story, don’t attack Trent’s mum. It leads to a match like this where everyone takes sickening bumps and a numbers game keeps you alive. Trent’s back resembled that of someone pummelled with tubes making it highly familiar to a deathmatch fan. Yet again AEW proved it can deliver on hardcore matches and everyone here gritted their teeth and took some nasty punishment to provide an insanely good match. I miss parking lot brawls so it was nice to see it resurrected here and resurrected well. I love the two teams in play and they didn’t disappoint. Come back tomorrow for the next deathmatch delight.

All images courtesy of AEW, AEW Twitter  Video courtesy of AEW YouTube

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