Posted on 6/18/122 by Bob Magee
Taped from St. Louis, Missouri.
Excalibur, Taz, Chris Jericho (he’s a wizard) were on
commentary along with special guest Lord William Regal for
the opening match.
Jon Moxley defeated Dante Martin (11:58)
Jericho immediately trashed Blackpool and said anyone from
Blackpool is "a stupid idiot." Regal is vexxed Jericho isn’t
bald and called Jericho a name that shouldn't be googled.
Moxley and Martin engage in a test of strength, which Moxley
transitioned into an arm bar and then a side headlock.
Martin escaped but got taken down with a shoulderblock and
Moxley went back to the side headlock. Martin escaped and
countered a hiptoss attempt with a headscissors. Martin hit
a shotgun dropkick that sent Moxley to the floor.
Moxley and Martin exchanged chops, which proved to be a
mistake for Martin. Moxley whipped Martin hard into the
turnbuckles, then hit a side backbreaker as the show went to
a split-screen break.
After the split-screen break, Moxley locked Martin in a
Texas cloverleaf. Moxley turned that into a variation of the
Regal stretch, then buried knees into Martin’s head for a
near fall. Martin caught Moxley with a forward flipping
hurricanrana off the ropes. Moxley used a butterfly
superplex on Martin for a near fall.
Martin ducked a sliding lariat, caught Moxley with a
gamengiri that sent Moxley to the floor, and then came off
the top with a springboard plancha. Back in the ring, Martin
hit a top rope crossbody for a near fall. Martin went for
the Nose Dive, but Moxley avoided it and caught Martin with
a choke. Martin escaped by climbing the ropes. Moxley
followed Martin up the ropes and Martin caught Moxley with a
avalanche Sliced Bread for a near fall.
Martin and Moxley exchanged strikes and kicks until Moxley
hit a cutter out of nowhere. Martin got a near fall off a
sunset flip but Moxley came back with a lariat. Moxley
battered Martin with the hammer and anvil elbows, then
locked in a stretch with a hammerlock on the mat and Martin
had to tap out.
When Regal leaves commentary, he makes another joke at
Jericho’s expense that he will eventually see Jericho bald.
– Tony Schiavone interviewed Swerve Strickland and Keith
Lee. Strickland argued that the battle royal was singles
competition (and Lee would have put Strickland out when
given the chance anyway), but still wants to be a tag team.
Lee goes to leave but they’re interrupted by Powerhouse
Hobbs and Ricky Starks.
– Dueling promos from House of Black and Death Triangle.
Penta and Malakai Black have a match on Wednesday for the
All Atlantic four way.
Max Caster & The Gunn Club (w/ Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn)
defeated Leon Ruff & Bear Country (1:15)
Max Caster had something to say, but somebody made him sign
an NDA. This was his best rap out in a while. Ruff is
formerly of NXT and this was pretty much a squash. Quick
draw from Austin Gunn and a top rope elbow from Caster took
care of Ruff and Caster got the easy pin.
– Lexi Nair interviewed Hook. Hook will face a New Japan
“top prospect” on Rampage next Friday. “Does anything excite
Hook?” Danhausen interrupts, but Hook tells him “I’ve got
this.” HOOK SPEAKS!
Jade Cargill (w/ Keira Hogan & Stokley Hathaway) defeated
Willow Nightingale for the TBS Championship (4:56 aired)
Hathaway joined the commentary team just in time to hear
Jericho crown Cargill his “Sports Entertainer of the Week.”
Nightingale went for the pounce, but Cargill avoided the
move and hit Nightingale with a pump kick. That usually
leads right to the finish, but Nightingale went to the
After a long split-screen segment and a commercial,
Nightingale hit a Cargill with a cannon ball in the corner.
Cargill came back, hit a pedigree and then the Jadad Slam
for the pinfall. Most of this match took place in the split-
After the match, Hogan laid in some boots on Nightingale.
Athena came in from behind and took Hogan out with an
Eclipse. But then Athena ate a pump kick from Cargill,
making her look like a geek. Kris Statlander ran, caught
Hathaway with a punch to the back of the head, and ran off
Athena v. Cargill is looking increasingly like a speed bump
on the way to Statlander v. Cargill.
– Hype video for Satnam Singh and Jay Lethal. They took a
shot a Samoa Joe not being a fighting ROH Television
champion. ROH doesn't even have TV yet. Where is Joe
supposed to defend it?
Excalibur ran down the upcoming shows:
Forbidden Door next Sunday (6/26):
Jon Moxley v. Hiroshi Tanahashi for the Interim AEW Title
MIRO v. PAC v. Malakai Black or Penta Oscuro v. New Japan's
Representative for the AEW All-Atlantic Championship.
Minoru Suzuki, Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara v. Eddie
Kingston, Wheeler Yuta & Shota Umino
Thunder Rosa v. Toni Storm for the AEW Women’s Championship
FTR v. Jeff Cobb & Great O’Khan v. Roppongi Vice, “Winner
Takes All” for the ROH and IWGP Tag Team Championships (not
the AAA belts though... oh right, politics)
Will Ospreay v. Orange Cassidy for the IWGP US Title
Dynamite on Wednesday:
Aussie Open & Will Ospreay v. Orange Cassidy & Roppongi Vice
Malakai Black v. Penta Oscuro to qualify for the All-
Atlantic Championship match.
Chris Jericho & Lance Archer v. Jon Moxley and Hiroshi
Darby Allin defeated Bobby Fish (11:45)
O’Reilly stayed in the back for this match. Allin promised
to break Fish’s leg in the pre-match promo.
Allin turned his back on Fish and he immediately attacked
with a kick to Allin’s leg. A dragon screw leg whip sent
Allin to the floor, where Fish sent him into the ring apron.
There was an ugly collision on the floor where Allin caught
Fish with a knee to the head but Allin landed awkwardly on
Back in the ring, Fish hit a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker but
missed a springboard moonsault. Allin hit Fish with a high
speed tope on the floor. Fish attacked Allin’s leg again and
worked him over with body shots. Another dragon screw leg
whip sent Allin into the ring barricade.
Fish dominated during the split-screen break by working over
Allin’s leg. Back from break, Allin hit Fish with a Scorpion
Death Drop. Allin hit a Code Red for a near fall. Fish
escaped to the floor where Allin hit him with a Coffin Drop
off the top rope. Fish caught Allin with a spear through the
ropes and they both tumbled to the floor.
Fish hit Allin with a knee to the midsection and threw Allin
into the ring stairs. They fought on the apron, and Fish
German suplexed Allin, sending him bouncing off the apron
and crashing to the floor. Finally back in the ring, Fish
hit a top rope Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Fish grabbed an
ankle lock, but Allin countered with the Last Supper cradle
and got the three count.
Fish attacked Allin after the bell and called out Kyle
O’Reilly, who brought a chair. But before O’Reilly could get
to the ring, the lights went out. When they came back on,
It’s STIIIIIIING (really needed Schiavone for that,
Excalibur's call just wasn't the same). Sting took O’Reilly
out with a groin shot with his trusty bat. Allin pillmanized
Fish’s leg with a coffin drop, and Sting wrenched Fish’s
The babyfaces stood tall (well, Sting stood, Allin was still
kind of slumped in the corner) while the heels were laid out
to end the show.
Moxley/Martin and Allin/Fish were great, the rest was just a
show. Next week's Dynamite is looking very good.