Posted on 5/05/122 by Bob Magee
Show Report --
Adam Cole joined commentary.
Owen Hart Foundation Cup qualifier: Jeff Hardy (w/ Matt
Hardy) defeated Bobby Fish (w/ Kyle O'Reilly)
Fish took Hardy down early on with a dragon screw before
turning his attention to Hardy's midsection. Hardy avoided a
slingshot senton, but Fish hit another dragon screw on the
floor, sending Hardy into the barricade. Darby Allin and
Sting were shown looking on ahead of a commercial.
Once back, a jawbreaker from Hardy bought him some time, but
he was taken down with high kicks. Hardy came back with
strikes and his leg drop for two. He climbed to the top
turnbuckle, but Fish knocked him down and hit the avalance
falcon arrow for two. Hardy kicked out right into a knee bar
and had to fight to reach the ropes.
Hardy hit the Whisper in the Wind, then climbed the ropes
again, crushing Fish with a Swanton Bomb for the win.
– After the match, the Young Bucks walked out and exchanged
glances with the Hardys before checking on Fish.
A William Regal video promo played where he was shown
training Wheeler YUTA. He talked about their unique brand of
violence. Regal spoke quite fast and it was difficult to
keep up with, but this was so entertaining for the time it
was on the screen.
Regal subsequently joined commentary.
Blackpool Combat Club (Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley, &
Wheeler YUTA) defeated Andrade Family Office (The Butcher,
The Blade, & Angélico)
A.F.O. attacked before the bell. Angélico tried a llave
submission on Danielson, who returned fire with mid kicks.
YUTA unloaded a flurry of offense on Blade but was
overwhelmed by his opponents ahead of the break. Once back,
YUTA dumped Butcher on the back of his head and reached
Moxley for the hot tag.
Moxley tossed Blade all over the ringside area, over the
timekeeper's table and into the ring steps. Back in the
ring, Moxley hit a cutter and bit at Butcher's face before
taking out Angélico with a lariat. Danielson tagged back in
and landed a missile dropkick before kicking Angélico's head
in and locking on a triangle for the stoppage.
Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs of Team Taz were backstage
and asked about their tag title challenge. Jungle Boy,
Luchasaurus, and Christian Cage interrupted, with Jungle Boy
offering to spice things up with a shot at the FTW
Championship. Starks accepted the challenge.
Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland were backstage. Swerve said
they had unfinished business with Team Taz. Lee said they
would "Swerve in their glory."
Wardlow came out handcuffed, accompanied by security, and
with no music as usual.
MJF and Shawn Spears emerged. He insulted the fans and said
he'd watch the match in the back. MJF said Wardlow should be
scared of the man coming out, the seven-foot-tall W.
Morrissey (formerly Big Cass in WWE, currently with Impact
Wardlow defeated W. Morrissey
Morrissey used some surprising agility early on to dispatch
Wardlow to the outside. Back in the ring, Morrissey
continued to dominate. A black hole slam got two. They
jockeyed for position on the top rope before Wardlow took
Morrissey out with an imperfect but thrilling moonsault.
Wardlow then hit a single solitary powerbomb for the win.
– After the match, Wardlow refused to be handcuffed and
attacked all the security. MJF and Spears called in
reinforcements, like an absurd amount of people, and Wardlow
took out them all, powerbombing one of them out of the ring
onto a pile of them.
Wardlow grabbed a mic and said he wouldn't stop until he
gets his hands on MJF or he releases him from his contract.
MJF said Wardlow would have to do another match before that
happens, and he's got a couple conditions -- which he will
go over in a contract signing on Long Island next week.
Four of the qualified women for the Owen Hart Cup were
backstage -- Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter will take on Toni
Storm and Ruby Soho on Rampage in a preview tag. Soho can't
wait to get her hands on Baker.
Hangman Page promo
The champ was brought out by Schiavone and asked about CM
Punk's challenge. Page said it'd be easy to talk about how
excited he was to face Punk and how much he was looking
forward to the match, but that's not going to happen. At
Double or Nothing, there's not going to be a handshake or a
"masturbatory Bret Hart tribute match," because at Double or
Nothing, Page is going to destroy Punk.
Page noticed a fan with a Punk shirt and said that after the
match, he'd be running to the merch stand to get a refund.
Punk's not here tonight, and Page suspects he's out filming
another television show. Page is going to embarrass Punk and
give him the fight of his life at Double or Nothing.
Konosuke Takeshita was announced for AEW Rampage.
The cameras cut backstage for Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, and
Satnam Singh. Dutt and Lethal asked where their red carpet
was before Lethal challenged Takeshita to a match on
Chris Jericho (w/ Jericho Appreciation Society) defeated
Santana (w/ Ortiz)
Santana attacked with a dive before the bell and the two
teams brawled on the outside. There was a funny moment where
Jericho's camera middle finger spot was immediately
countered by Santana. The match finally got underway after
Jericho used the official as protection, and then a
distraction allowed Jericho to hit his springboard dropkick
and take control leading into the commercial.
Back from break, a corner bulldog from Santana started a
comeback. He followed it up with the Three Amigos suplexes,
then a frog splash got two. Jericho fought out of a
fireman's carry and locked on the Walls of Jericho. Santana
reached the ropes and the two men traded chops before a
reverse rolling cutter from Santana got two.
Ortiz stopped Angelo Parker and Daniel Garcia from using
Floyd the Bat as Santana dispatched Jake Hager and hit a
discus lariat for two. A distraction from Matt Menard
allowed Jericho to hit a low blow and the Judas Effect for
– After the match, the Jericho Appreciation Society
continued to beat down Santana and Ortiz. The announcers
said Eddie Kingston couldn't be here as he recovered from a
fireball. Jericho whacked both men with Floyd as the Jericho
Appreciation Society stood tall.
Samoa Joe addressed Jay Lethal. He said he was coming for
Lethal on Rampage.
The Gunn Club were backstage, and they approached The
Acclaimed with gifts. The gifts were scissors, and then they
all celebrated. I don't really understand what that meant
but it made me laugh.
Varsity Blonds call out House of Black
The Varsity Blonds and Julia Hart were in the ring. Pillman
said he was humbled by his encounter with the House of
Black, but now he's watching everything he has torn apart
little by little. He's reminded of a quote by the best
friend of his late father, John Harbaugh. "Attack with all
the enthusiasm known to mankind." Pillman didn't do that,
and the House of Black drove them apart. But now, he's
feeling enthusiastic, and he wants a fight with the House of
The lights went out and House of Black made their entrance.
They surrounded the Blonds in the ring and beat them down.
Hart, still in the ring, didn't even react. Black approached
Hart, who was shaking, but then Murphy brought her into the
fold. King gave her a chair and demanded she attack Garrison
with it, but she took too long, so Black snapped and ripped
her eye patch off.
Death Triangle ran down and House of Black retreated.
Jade Cargill, Mark Sterling, and the Baddies were backstage.
Sterling put over the group's accomplishments, and Jade said
Red Velvet would win the tournament.
Owen Hart Foundation Cup qualifier: Rey Fénix (w/ PAC &
Penta Oscuro) defeated Dante Martin
It's so great to have Fénix back.
Fénix landed a rope-run dive early on to take control into
the break. During commercial, Dante came back with a tope
suicida. Upon return, Fénix hit an inverted springboard
Spanish Fly for two. Dante returned fire with kicks and a
top-rope crossbody for two of his own before an inverted
gutwrench got two more. Fénix cradled Dante with a
hurricanrana for yet another two-count.
They jockeyed for position on the apron, with Fénix
eventually popping Dante up into a cutter for a near fall.
Dante countered a driver into a cradle before landing a
thrust kick. He climbed the ropes but was stopped by Fénix,
who went for the inverted Spanish Fly again, but both men
landed on their feet.
Dante hit a poisonrana and wanted the Nose Dive, the double
jump moonsault, but Fénix avoided it. Fénix got Dante in
position for an elevated Fire Thunder Driver for the win.
Owen Hart Foundation Men's tournament first-round matches:
Rey Fénix vs. Kyle O'Reilly
Jeff Hardy vs. Darby Allin
Adam Cole vs. Dax Harwood
Samoa Joe vs. *JOKER*
Darby Allin addressed Jeff Hardy, saying it would be a
special night. Sting said both men would pull out all the
Thunder Rosa came out to the stage. She said that everyone
has a story, and she stands in front of everyone as their
world champion. Today, she's "La Mera Mera" despite coming
in with no expectations. She'd like to call out the number
one contender, someone she drove eight hours to see at one
point in her career: Serena Deeb.
Deeb came out. She said she truly believes that AEW can have
the best women's division in the world, but to make that
happen, the best wrestler in the world needs to be champion.
Deeb's on another level, in a class all her own, and it's
time she had the championship to show that. At Double or
Nothing, she's taking the title.
AEW Rampage (5/6) lineup:
Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. & Jamie Hayter vs. Toni Storm & Ruby
Konosuke Takeshita vs. Jay Lethal
HOOK vs. JD Drake
Owen Hart Foundation Cup qualifier: Riho vs. Yuka Sakazaki
AEW Dynamite (5/11) lineup:
Owen Hart Cup quarterfinal: Darby Allin vs. Jeff Hardy
Owen Hart Cup quarterfinal: Adam Cole vs. Dax Harwood
MJF vs. Wardlow contract signing
FTW Championship: Ricky Starks (c) vs. Jungle Boy
CM Punk vs. John Silver
AEW Double or Nothing (5/29) lineup:
AEW World Championship: Hangman Page (c) vs. CM Punk
AEW Women's World Championship: Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Serena
Men's Owen Hart Cup final
Women's Owen Hart Cup final
John Silver addressed CM Punk. He said they'd be wrestling
in his hometown next week, and he's the meat man.
Undisputed ROH Women's World Championship: Mercedes Martinez
(c) defeated Deonna Purrazzo (c)
This was alright.
They performed back-and-forth chain wrestling early on, with
Purrazzo eventually gaining the upper hand into the
commercial. During the break, Martinez speared Purrazzo on
the apron. They traded forearms in the center of the ring
until Martinez hit clotheslines, a back suplex, and corner
boots for two.
Purrazzo came back with a moonsault press for two. Martinez
escaped a piledriver and hit a running knee followed by a
fisherman's buster for two more. Purrazzo hit an exploder
suplex for a near fall. They traded cradles until
simultaneous clotheslines led to the double down.
Martinez hit a Samoan driver and a curb stomp before the
Romero Special into the dragon sleeper finished it.