In the Dynamite following Revolution, there were three title matches on the card. Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus defended against The Acclaimed, Dante Martin was given a shot at “Hangman” Adam Page, and Scorpio Sky got a chance to become a two-time TNT Champion. Leyla Hirsch and Thunder Rosa fought to see who would face Britt Baker for the Women’s World Championship, and PAC went one-on-one with Wheeler Yuta. We heard from William Regal following Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson’s match with The Workhorsemen, Wardlow spoke out following his actions on Sunday, and a huge debut came to the aid of Matt Hardy. First off, Chris Jericho wanted to shake hands with Eddie Kingston.

Quick Results

“Hangman” Adam Page defeated Dante Martin via pinfall. ***½

Bryan Danielson & Jon Moxley defeated The Workhorsemen via submission. ***

PAC defeated Wheeler Yuta via submission. ***

Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus defeated The Acclaimed via pinfall. ***

Thunder Rosa defeated Leyla Hirsch via pinfall. ***

Scorpio Sky defeated Sammy Guevara via pinfall. ***

The Matches

AEW World Championship Match: Dante Martin vs “Hangman” Adam Page (C)

What an opportunity for Dante Martin. Unfortunately, he couldn’t capitalise on it. Despite showing off promise, Hangman was just too damn good. Martin landed a dropkick to Hangman’s face, followed by a few chops and a diving crossbody. Hangman was able to land a clothesline off the turnbuckle to Martin who was on the apron, then flew over the top rope to knock him to the floor. Back in the ring, Hangman chopped the chest of Martin, and after taking a few from Martin, landed a big lariat to floor the challenger. Hangman caught Martin and hit a Death Valley Driver, only getting a two-count as a result. Martin was able to hit a huge shotgun dropkick off the top turnbuckle to stun the champ, then landed a moonsault to Hangman outside. Martin jumped from the top turnbuckle in the ring, but Hangman caught him and hit a sit-down powerbomb. After some back and forth outside, Hangman connected with a Buckshot Lariat to pin Martin and retain the AEW World Championship. Afterwards, Tony Schiavone congratulated Hangman in his win tonight, and against Adam Cole at Revolution. Hangman told Martin to get his ass back in the ring. He praised Martin for doing great in singles competition since Darius was out injured, and he’d be glad to fight him again. Cole walked out and told Hangman to shut his damn mouth. Cole said he proved Hangman wasn’t untouchable and he got a fluke victory against him. “Anybody can get lucky once,” said Cole. Next week, he wanted to face Hangman in a six-man tag team match. Hangman could pick any goons he wanted, but Cole would choose two friends he knew better than the champ ever would. He ended by saying he wouldn’t stop until he became the new AEW World Champion. I’m guessing Cole teams with The Young Bucks. After what Hangman said to Dante, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see him teaming with Top Flight. Whatever happens, it should be a great match.

Bryan Danielson & Jon Moxley W/ William Regal vs The Workhorsemen (Anthony Henry & JD Drake)

I’m not going to lie, this is pretty freaking awesome. Regal accompanying Danielson is ridiculously cool. If these two end up working together after tonight, they’re a shoe-in for the AEW Tag Team Champions. Mox beat the crap out of Drake, then tagged in Danielson who kicked at Drake’s chest with great accuracy and power. Henry tagged in, but Danielson and Mox worked well to kick and punch the life out of him. Danielson locked in the Flying Surfboard as Mox bit at his face and chopped his chest. Mox powerbombed Henry but ended up getting caught by a dropkick. Drake tagged in and slapped Mox which only angered him. Mox took out Henry at ringside as Danielson landed the Busaiku Knee. He stomped down Drake and put him in the LeBell Lock to pick up the victory. Schiavone joined the winners along with Regal at the end.

Regal said it was 29 years since they were on TBS together for the first time (he and Schiavone). He talked about battles in the ring and battles with himself. Regal got emotional and thanked Schiavone for helping him when he first got to America all that time ago. He said it was time to get serious. Regal talked about checking out of professional wrestling over the last two months, but finding out Danielson was facing Moxley piqued his interest. He began praising The American Dragon and said he would help any rising star who needed help, just like what he did with Danielson. He talked about training with Danielson for hours on end, then turned his attention to Moxley, who he’d known for 11 years. Regal ended by saying everyone better be ready when they step in the ring with Moxley and Danielson. What an honest and beautiful promo by Regal, who seemed genuinely grateful to be in AEW. I couldn’t be happier to have him back on TV because he’s one of the greatest to ever do it.

Wheeler Yuta W/ Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta, Chuck Taylor, & Danhausen vs PAC W/ Alex Abrahantes & Penta Oscuro

Yuta didn’t do too badly to begin the match, but PAC’s brutality was on full display following a hammer throw into the corner. He tossed Yuta outside and faced up to Best Friends as Penta joined him. PAC then launched Yuta into the guard rail, then landed a brainbuster on the floor. Back in the ring, PAC drove his knee into Yuta’s jaw. PAC taunted Yuta while kicking at his head. Yuta got up and fought back, hitting some strikes and a release German suplex. He landed an atomic drop and an Enzuigiri, then a flying crossbody to almost pick up the win. PAC retaliated with a spinning kick to the stomach and a bridged German suplex, but Yuta kicked out. He hit an avalanche brainbuster from the top turnbuckle and locked in the Brutaliser to pick up the victory.

AEW Tag Team Championship Match: Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus (C) W/ Christian Cage vs The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens)

Fresh off their victory at Revolution, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus came out and put on one hell of a performance. After a flurry of offence by the champs, The Acclaimed took control. They worked down Jungle Boy with some running elbows in the corner, then Bowens hit powerslam and neckbreaker. He put Jungle Boy in a headlock, but he got out and tagged in Luchasaurus who obliterated The Acclaimed with some big clotheslines. As he battled them outside the ring, Jungle Boy hit a Tope Con Hilo. Luchasaurus held Caster on his shoulders, and as Jungle Boy climbed the ropes, Bowens knocked him off. Bowens hit a superkick on Jungle Boy as Caster connected with the Mic Drop, but Luchasaurus broke up the pin. Bowens went to hit Luchasaurus with the boombox, but he managed to block it, however, Caster dropkicked him through the ropes. The Acclaimed almost won after a double team move. The champs hit a Doomsday Device off the ropes, then Jungle Boy was able to pin Bowens for the win.

Leyla Hirsch vs Thunder Rosa

Both women reversed mat submissions in the early stages until Rosa hit a couple of arm drag takedowns and a dropkick. Hirsch choked Rosa with the knee on the bottom ropes and continued to wear her down with some big strikes and a snap suplex. She wrenched at Rosa’s arm and drove both knees into her chest, then locked in a Cross-Armbreaker. Rosa fought back with a couple of dropkicks and a northern lights suplex. Hirsch connected with a German suplex. She climbed the ropes, but Rosa followed her up and dropped her with a superplex. Rosa hit a basement clothesline and knocked Hirsch outside the ring. She grabbed a rope hook from under the ring, but Red Velvet ran out and stopped her. Back in the ring, Rosa ended up landing the Thunder Driver to pick up the win. She’ll face Britt Baker once again. Schiavone grabbed the mic and announced she would face Britt Baker in a steel cage.

TNT Championship Match: Scorpio Sky W/ Ethan Page & Dan Lambert vs Sammy Guevara (C)

Sammy and Sky traded blows right off the bat. Sammy landed a corkscrew dropkick which sent Sky outside the ring. They fought outside as Sammy sent Sky into the guard rail. He set up a table, then superkicked Sky. Guevara placed him on it and climbed the top turnbuckle. Guevara went for a 630 senton, but he went through the table as Sky moved out of the way. Tay Conti came out to check on him as Guevara pointed at his ribs. It looked as though the match was over as Conti walked him to the back, but Guevara ended up rolling back in the ring. The ref told him he didn’t have to do this, but Sammy continued to fight despite the injury. Sky went after him as Paige Van Zant, who was in the crowd, got in Conti’s face. Sky landed a couple of backbreakers on the injured ribs of Guevara. Sammy fought back and landed a cutter off the top rope. Sammy hit GTH and a shooting star press, but Sky got his knees up. Page and Lambert got on the apron as Conti pulled Page off. Van Zant attacked Conti and launched her into the steel steps. As Guevara was distracted, Sky hit TKO and picked up the win. The show ended as Van Zant signed an AEW contract and America’s Top Team celebrated. Man, not sure I’m happy that Guevara lost the title. Sky is obviously a great competitor, but the match kind of came from nowhere with barely any build-up.

The Promos

To kick off the show, Chris Jericho headed to the ring to address his loss to Eddie Kingston. He looked pretty happy despite failing to pin Kingston. He grabbed the microphone and said he had a great match, perhaps his best since joining AEW. Jericho said he didn’t live up to his word, and his word is everything. He didn’t shake his hand, and it frustrated him. Jericho called Kingston out and said he wanted to apologise to him and shake his hand. Of course, Eddie came out as the fans chanted his name. Eddie told the fans he was about to get real deep. On the Friday before the match, he didn’t want to show up, rather go out and drink. He’d lost to Mox, Danielson, Punk, and Miro. Some fans were being rude so he asked them to show some respect. He brought up the fact that four people had come to him after his Player’s Tribune article and told him they didn’t end their lives because of what he said in it. Eddie then said that after his match, he went to his hotel room and cried, and he was never going to let those people down. He did it for them and nobody else. Eddie turned his attention to the handshake and said it was never for him, but for Jericho. He didn’t know why Jericho needed the handshake. Eddie brought up the Jericho he respected, the one who fought Eddie Guerrero and Dean Malenko, the one who went to Japan. He didn’t know what Jericho was missing inside of him to not shake his hand. Jericho said he hadn’t slept because of it, and asked Kingston to shake his hand. Eddie shook it as 2point0 and Daniel Garcia ran out and attacked them. Santana and Ortiz came out to save their friends. Santana held Garcia as Jericho held a baseball bat. Out of nowhere, Jericho struck Santana with it. 2point0 and Garcia beat down Santana and Ortiz as Jake Hager ran out. He looked conflicted at first, then went after his former Inner Circle buddies to help Jericho. Jericho then attacked Kingston with the bat. What in the hell, Jericho? I honestly thought we were going to have this sweet moment between Kingston and Jericho, but instead, Kingston ended up getting thrown through a table by Hager. “This is the Jericho Appreciation Society,” said Jericho, “and that is attainment.” What a dick.

A promo video aired featuring CM Punk talking about everyone wanting the old Punk back should think twice. We saw the highlights of his match with MJF as he said it was a detox of all his demons, and CM Punk was dead, and finished by saying “long live CM Punk.”

The Dark Order were backstage as Hangman walked in and apologised for shoving them at Revolution. Jon Silver asked him who they were going to pick for his match next week. Hangman said he bumped into Jurassic Express who wanted to get their hands on The Bucks. Silver said it was OK, as he had a beard appointment next week. Aw, no. Don’t break these guys up.

Adam Cole was backstage with The Young Bucks and reDRagon. Cole brought up their disappointing night at Revolution as the two teams argued. Cole talked about his perfect partners for the match next week. Matt said they wouldn’t fight Hangman. Cole responded by saying he wasn’t picking them anyway, he was picking reDRagon. Awkward. Another great comedic performance from Brandon Cutler. I love how he gets no love from any of his so-called friends yet continues to film them anyway.

FTR were being interviewed by Alex Marvez. Harwood cut a promo about his family and fighting reDRagon. Blanchard said he got involved for championships and nothing else. Harwood grabbed Blanchard as Wheeler stepped in to tell Tully he was fired. I wonder if Bret is coming into All Elite. There’s been a lot of chatter as of late about their love of Bret, so it’s definitely a possibility.

The entirety of A.H.F.O. were stood in the ring (minus The Bunny). Matt Hardy said he came out tonight to start afresh. He said Andrade came out to fire him from the company he started. Andrade started to talk as Hardy interrupted, saying every time he puts on a suit, he turns into an asshole. He said he just wanted to make things right. Andrade said they should take a vote. Hardy said Private Party would never vote him out. Andrade voted Hardy out, as did Jose. Private Party put their thumbs up, but as Hardy talked, they turned them down. Andrade said in this business, you should always watch your back. Hardy turned around as everyone started to beat him down. Andrade booted Hardy in the face as Jose grabbed a chair. Darby Allin’s music hit as he walked out with Sting by his side. They entered the ring to try and even the odds. Private Party attacked Allin as The Butcher and The Blade beat up Sting. All of a sudden, Jeff Hardy’s music hit and out he came. Oh my God. Amazing. He hit The Butcher with a Swanton Bomb then hugged his brother as The Hardy Boyz stood in the ring with Allin and Sting. This was a great way to introduce Jeff. I knew he was coming, and I thought it would be as soon as Matt’s organisation turned on him. It was a smart swerve bringing out Allin and Sting, only making the payoff that bit sweeter. We are spoiled. Jeff Hardy is All Elite, baby.

Tony Schiavone was backstage with Shane “Swerve” Strickland where he talked about his debut this Friday on Rampage. Tony Nese interrupted and said he had a history with wrestling Swerve on Friday nights. Swerve accepted and said it wasn’t Nese’s house, it was Swerve’s house.

Wardlow headed to the ring to talk to Tony Schiavone. He was asked about what he did during MJF’s match at Revolution. Wardlow said we all get to a moment in life where we have to decide to either fulfil somebody else’s dreams or their own. He said he thought his alliance with MJF would free him, but it turned out that wasn’t the case. He knew Max wasn’t a nice person, and the fans should forgive him for associating himself with such trash. From a young age, he fell in love with professional wrestling, and that it would provide his family with a better life. He brought up how Max gave him a lot of money, but it didn’t mean you could disrespect him and threaten his family. Wardlow said he was still under contract with Max, but he didn’t give a damn. He was no longer watching his back, he was no longer his bodyguard or a member of The Pinnacle. He was finally free. He said he hoped Max would release him from this BS contract. Wardlow talked about not wasting any more time on Max, but he hoped he was getting everything that was coming to him. Wardlow said All Elite Wrestling was officially Wardlow’s world. Well said, Wardlow. Finally, he’s washed his hands of MJF.

QT Marshall was with Keith Lee backstage. Marshall said they had a common enemy in Team Taz. He said they have Keith Lee’s back. Lee said he has a large back, and he doesn’t need Marshall or The Factory’s help.

Mark Sterling and Jade Cargill were backstage talking about who was going to be next to try and beat her for the TBS Championship.

Britt Baker was backstage with Jamie Hayter and Rebel. She started to moan about Thunder Rosa getting another chance at the title. She mocked Mercedes Martinez and said Hayter would destroy her on Rampage. Baker called Rosa “carny riff-raff,” then talked about how she was going to beat her again.

Match of the Night: “Hangman” Adam Page vs Dante Martin

Best in Show: Jeff Hardy

Overall Rating: ***½

All images and videos courtesy of AEW – Very special thanks to Fite TV for the captures

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