Posted on 8/04/122 by Bob Magee
Show Report --
Jay Lethal defeated Orange Cassidy
They started off with a back-and-forth exchange. Orange got
the better of it with some unorthodox counters before
landing a tope on the outside Lethal escaped up the ramp,
where Satnam Singh was waiting to help Lethal recover, but
then Trent Beretta and Chuck Taylor came out with the former
on the other's shoulders.
Back in the ring, Lethal hit a dragon screw and targeted
Orange's left knee by stomping it into the steel steps.
After a commercial break, Lethal slapped on a figure four,
but Orange reached the ropes for a break. Lethal hit the
Lethal Combination for two.
Lethal taunted, allowing Orange to start a comeback with a
diving DDT. A second DDT got two. Orange called for the
Orange Punch, but couldn't follow up due to his injured leg.
He countered a powerbomb attempt into a Beach Break for a
near fall. Orange went for another Orange Punch, but Lethal
countered into the Figure Four, which Orange turned into a
cradle for two. Lethal stopped another Orange Punch attempt
and hit the Lethal Injection for the win.
– After the match, Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh came out to
celebrate. Dutt played interviewer and asked Lethal about
Wardlow. Lethal insulted him and said he'd make a statement.
He went to lock Orange in the Figure Four again, but the
Best Friends and then Wardlow came out and Lethal and co.
fled. Dutt demanded Wardlow put the TNT Championship on the
line at Battle of the Belts. Wardlow accepted by saying he'd
"whoop that ass."
A video package recapped HOOK beating Ricky Starks for the
Storytime with Adam Cole
Cole came out with the Young Bucks and reDRagon. He said
he's still not medically cleared to wrestle, and in the
meantime, he's been thinking about what he can do to help
the Undisputed Elite. He put over the group and said that
loyalty is essential; in fact, he came to AEW out of loyalty
to the Bucks. "Loyalty is everything."
That brings Cole to the upcoming trios title tournament. He
said that if he and O'Reilly aren't cleared, they have to
choose Fish to enter the tournament. "Actually, you won't be
physically capable of entering the tournament."
Cole and reDRagon attacked the Bucks and laid out Brandon
Cutler. They wrapped Matt in a chair, but Hangman Page ran
out with a pipe in hand to make the save. After a moment of
hesitation, Page offered his hand to Matt and helped him up.
Jon Moxley was backstage talking about Chris Jericho vs.
Wheeler YUTA later tonight. He said he doesn't care who
wins, because when the bell rings, he has no respect for
anybody. He's trying to hurt his opponent and make him
bleed. When the BCC is all said and done, they'll make the
Hart Dungeon look like a daycare. Both YUTA and Jericho know
Moxley well enough to know they better show up next week.
"When they step in the ring with me, this is not a game."
Earlier today, Christian Cage was talking to Tony Schiavone
about Jungle Boy when the latter sped up in a vehicle trying
to hit him. Jungle Boy was restrained by security as
Christian demanded he be arrested.
Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. & Jamie Hayter (w/ Rebel) defeated
ThunderStorm (Toni Storm & Thunder Rosa)
Rosa and Baker started off, with the latter going for a
quick Lockjaw. Rosa countered out of it with a cradle and
hit a back suplex, forcing Hayter to tag in. ThunderStorm
worked together to beat down Hater with frequent tags. A
strong kick to the back from Rosa got two before a lariat
from Hayter finally allowed her and Baker to take control.
After the break, Rosa hit a stunner and reached Storm for
the hot tag. Storm landed a diving crossbody for two before
taking out both Baker and Rebel on the outside. She climbed
the ropes and hit another crossbody before an Alabama slam
ThunderStorm went for a double suplex, but Hayter countered
it and tagged out to Baker. They went for a double team, but
Rebel hopped on the apron and distracted Storm, allowing
Baker to dispatch Rosa and cut her off. Baker hit an
avalanche air raid crash and tagged in Hayter.
Hayter landed a sliding lariat, Baker hit a curb stomp, but
Rosa broke up the pin with a stomp. Rosa and Baker traded
strikes in the center of the ring, with Baker getting the
better of the exchange with an air raid crash. Storm hit
Baker with a DDT and Hayter hit Storm with a backbreaker.
ThunderStorm hit simultaneous Germans before Storm hit
repeated hip attacks on opposite corners. Baker escaped one,
Storm accidentally smashed Rosa with a hip attack, and
Hayter hit a short-arm clothesline on Storm for the win.
There was a wacky video package talking about Sammy Guevara
and Tay Conti's marriage. Eddie Kingston interrupted it by
pointing out the absurdity and said Guevara has a receipt
coming. He wants a match with Guevara at All Out.
A video package recapped Powerhouse Hobbs turning on Ricky
Starks. On commentary, Taz said Team Taz was done, and he
wishes everyone the best.
Powerhouse Hobbs defeated Ren Jones
Hobbs crushed Jones in the corner and hit an Oklahoma
Stampede followed by a blindside lariat for the squash win.
– After the match, Ricky Starks ran out and attacked Hobbs,
but Hobbs laid him out with a spinebuster.
Miro cut a video promo talking about uncertainties he's
facing. It was interspersed with footage of him taking
Malakai Black's mist.
Darby Allin cut a video promo on Brody King while tattooing
his own palm. He said he was the reason King was in AEW, and
he'd drop King in the coffin next week.
Christian Cage defeated Matt Hardy
Matt attacked aggressively at the bell and sent Christian
crashing down hard onto the apron. He kept up the attack
back inside the ring and hit a short powerbomb for two. On
the outside, Christian returned fire by sending Matt into
the steel steps ahead of a commercial.
Once back, Matt hit a superplex and a back body drop.
Christian countered a Twist of Fate, but Matt dumped him to
the mat and hit a diving elbow drop for two. Christian
dropped Matt over the top rope and hit a diving headbutt for
two of his own.
Matt avoided Christian's drop-down right hand and hit a Side
Effect for a near fall. He followed it up with a second one
on the apron before bringing over the timekeeper's table.
Matt went for a diving elbow drop through the table, but
Christian avoided it, sending Matt crashing through.
Back in the ring, Christian hit the Killswitch for the win.
– After the match, Luchasaurus's music played and Christian
recoiled, but it was a distraction to allow Jungle Boy to
attack from the crowd, forcing Christian to flee.
Daniel Garcia was backstage. He said submitting the American
Dragon was the biggest win in AEW history. He's the dragon
slayer, and whenever Danielson comes back, he will slay the
A video package recapped PAC defending his All Atlantic
title against Connor Mills.
Ethan Page was in the ring with a mic. He wants to know why
he's not on TV every single week. He thinks he deserves
better. Stokely Hathaway walked down the ramp and joined him
in the ring, but Page ignored him. Page complained about his
lack of merch sales.
Hathaway asked him what he's doing, whispered something in
his ear, and gave him his business card.
2point0 and Anna Jay were backstage. Menard said Jericho
would become Le Champion again next week. Parker said it was
time that everyone appreciated the J.A.S. Jay said she's the
newest member of the faction; she's the sexiest and the
toughest, and she'll choke anyone out. She attacked a staff
member and slapped on a Queenslayer.
Dumpster match: The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens)
defeated The Gunn Club (Austin Gunn & Colten Gunn) (w/ Billy
To win, a team must throw their opponents in a dumpster and
shut the lid.
During the Gunn Club's entrance, the Acclaimed ran out and
attacked the Gunn Club with a trash can. Caster then did his
rapping schtick, referencing Vince McMahon's retirement.
The Gunn Club recovered and attacked. Bowens was slumped
over the side of a dumpster, so Colten slammed the lid on
his head repeatedly, and the Gunn Club powerbombed him into
it. They sent Caster into it as well, but the Acclaimed
prevented them from shutting the lid and whacked them with
cookie sheets before the break.
Bowens was sent off the top of a dumpster through a pile of
trash cans. The Gunn Club set up a table before Colten
suplexed Caster on the stage and hit the Colt .45 on Bowens
on the ramp.
Austin climbed the entrance tunnel with Bowens propped on a
table, but Bowens fired up and attacked Colten. Caster
appeared behind Austin on the top of the entrance tunnel
before sending him into the dumpster. Bowens set up Colten,
allowing Caster to hit the Mic Drop through the table.
Bowens dropped Colten in the dumpster and the Acclaimed shut
the lid to win the match.
– After the match, The Acclaimed took a long time but
eventually pushed the dumpster off the stage.
A video recapped Mance Warner winning the Bunkhouse Battle
Royal at Ric Flair's Last Match.
AEW Rampage (8/5) lineup --
Interim AEW World Championship Eliminator: Jon Moxley vs.
Madison Rayne debut
Friday Night Street Fight: Swerve in our Glory vs. Tony Nese
& Josh Woods
Battle of the Belts III (8/6) lineup --
ROH World Championship: Claudio Castagnoli (c) vs. Konosuke
AEW Women's World Championship: Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Jamie
TNT Championship: Wardlow (c) vs. Jay Lethal
AEW Dynamite: Quake By The Lake (8/10) lineup --
Coffin match: Darby Allin vs. Brody King
Tornado Tag: Lucha Brothers vs. Rush & Andrade El Idolo
Jade Cargill's TBS Championship Open Challenge
Interim AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley vs. Chris Jericho
OR Wheeler YUTA
William Regal joined commentary.
Before the match got started, Claudio Castagnoli made his
entrance to back up YUTA against 2point0.
Interim AEW World Championship eliminator: Chris Jericho (w/
2point0) defeated Wheeler YUTA
Close to the start of the match, Angelo Parker grabbed at
YUTA's boot, leading to 2point0 being ejected. Jericho cut
YUTA off ahead of the commercial by sending him crashing
down from the top rope. He kept control through the
commercial break until YUTA hit an atomic drop and an
enzuigiri. Simultaneous crossbodies sent both men to the
They traded slaps in the center of the ring. YUTA hit four
consecutive German suplexes and bridged for two. Jericho
came back and locked on the Walls of Jericho, forcing YUTA
to crawl his way to the ropes. YUTA sent Jericho to the
floor and landed three suicide dives. Back inside, he landed
a diving crossbody for two.
Jericho hit an underhook backbreaker, but YUTA countered a
Lionsault and climbed the ropes. Jericho turned the dive
into a Codebreaker for a near fall. YUTA tied Jericho up in
the Regal Stretch, but Jericho got out of it with Floyd the
Bat. YUTA avoided the Judas Effect and locked on the
Seatbelt cradle for a great near fall before Jericho applied
the Lion Tamer for the submission victory.
– After the match, Jericho wouldn't let go of the Lion
Tamer, leading to Moxley coming out and chasing him out of
the ring. Jericho talked on the ramp and said the Lionheart
would return next week, and he'd stretch Moxley to win the