Posted on 5/23/124 by Bob Magee

It’s the start of DOUBLE OR NOTHING week! AEW DYNAMITE was
broadcast live on TBS from the Mechanics Bank Arena in
Bakersfield, CA!

Excalibur, Taz, and Tony Schiavone were the broadcast team
for tonight’s event.

It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means!

“Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy & Will Ospreay
AEW International Champion Roderick Strong (with ROH World
Tag Team Champions Mike Bennett & Matt Taven) & Trent

Don Callis was on commentary for this match.

Orange and Trent began to brawl ringside, with Orange taking
the fight to Trent. Will jumped over the top with a tope to
Trent. Orange followed up with a tope on Trent, too! The
Undisputed Kingdom distracted the ref long enough for
Roderick to nail Ospreay with a backbreaker.

Roddy kicked Will in the face. Ospreay rallied back with a
back body drop to Roderick, and then tagged in Orange
Cassidy. Roderick bashed Orange with a gut buster on the top
turnbuckle. Roderick pulped Orange with a back breaker on
the ring apron and then Trent speared Orange on the floor.

Cassidy dropkicked Roddy and tagged out to Will. Trent
grabbed a tag from Roddy. Ospreay connected with a flying
forearm and then hit a flipping back elbow on Trent and
Roddy. Ospreay blocked a swinging DDT from Trent, but Trent
fired back with a half-and-half suplex.

Roddy battered Will with repeated running forearms and then
pancaked Will for a near fall. Ospreay power bombed Roddy
and then Orange dropped an elbow from the top rope for a
two-count on Roddy. Orange drilled Trent with a diving DDT.
Orange spiked Roddy with a DDT for a near fall.

The fans chanted “This is awesome! This is awesome!”

Taven and Bennett distracted the ref. Roddy was looking for
the End of Heartache on Orange, but Don Callis grabbed
Orange’s leg, preventing Roddy from completing the move.
Wardlow blindsided Will on the outside of the ring, like a
runaway bus! Trent connected with a big knee strike on
Orange and then Roderick finished off Orange with the End of
Heartache. Roderick scored the pin on Orange, with a big
assist from Wardlow.

The Undisputed Kingdom held back Ospreay while Roderick
smashed his championship belt into Will’s head! On the ramp,
Trent applied a submission move on Orange. Roderick hit
another back breaker on a bloody Will Ospreay!

Matthew and Nicholas Jackson were backstage, handing out
photos of Darby Allin to AEW Security.

The EVPs said Darby Allin was banned from the building

Sonjay Dutt approached Matthew and Nicholas. Matthew said
that if Satnam beat Bryan tonight it’d be good, but if he
hurt Bryan, it’d be better!

Unified World Trios Champions The Bang Bang Gang—
“Switchblade” Jay White, and The Gunns—Austin & Colten—came
down to the ring!

Jay White: “The greatest three-man team in the game is here.
I think that there might be one little special Gold member
walking around out there feeling confused and asking how he
ended up in this situation. That person is Pac.

“Pac let me tell you, you made three mistakes. When we’re
strolling backstage, you run the other way. But you stood
there and looked at us with that face. Mistake number two:
when we were handling business with Rocky Romero, you stuck
your nose where it didn’t belong. And mistake three: you
begged us to make you care.”

“The Bastard” Pac appeared on the big screen on the stage.

Pac: “I did provoke you, but gentlemen, three on one, that’s
not exactly fair, is it? So let me introduce you to my

The lights went out and the Death Triangle appeared! Penta
El Zero Miedo, Rey Fenix, and Pac! Death Triangle ran into
the ring and began to brawl with the Bang Bang Gang! Jay
White and the Gunns scattered!

Pac: “You think you’re hard. This Sunday, Double or Nothing,
Unified Trios Champions, you think you’re hard? I guess
we’ll find out!”

FTW 3-Way Eliminator Match!
HOOK vs. “The Wrestler” Katsuyori Shibata vs. “The Bounty
Hunter” Bryan Keith!

The winner will go on to face FTW Champion Chris Jericho at
AEW DOUBLE OR NOTHING for the title.

FTW Champion “The Learning Tree” Chris Jericho was on
commentary for this match. Big Bill accompanied Chris

Keith shoved Hook into Shibata. Hook came back with a judo
throw. Hook suplexed Shibata but Shibata stood up and dished
out a suplex of his own to Hook.

“All three men deadlocked here,” said Excalibur.

Hook attempted to apply the Red Rum on Bryan Keith, but
Keith headbutted Hook. Keith fired back with the Diamond
Dust on Hook. Shibata cracked Keith with a PK kick. Shibata
put Keith in a heel hook, but Hook applied the Red Rum to
Keith. Keith tapped out to both men.

Both Hook and Shibata were declared the victors.

Jericho: “That was an interesting call. Two winners on a
double submission makes my job a little harder at Double or
Nothing. But I’m proud of you, Hook, for everything you’ve
learned from the Learning Tree and for being part of the
Jericho Vortex.”

Tony Schiavone said that Tony Khan texted him and made it
official for this Sunday at Double Or Nothing. It’ll be a
three-way match for the FTW Championship with Jericho
defending against Hook and Shibata!

Don Callis Family’s “Alpha” Konosuke Takeshita vs. Matt

Takeshita battered Sydal to the mat. Takeshita followed up
with a brain buster! Sydal countered a Blue Thunder Bomb
attempt with a hurracanrana and a dropkick. Takeshita fired
back with the Blue Thunder Bomb! Takeshita knocked out Sydal
with a forearm to the side of the face and pinned Sydal.

“That was some shot. Mox will have his hands full this
Sunday at Double Or Nothing,” said Taz.

After the match, Takeshita continued to punish Sydal with a
reverse German Suplex. Takeshita stomped Sydal.

IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley’s music began to
play, and Mox came to the ring with a microphone!

Moxley approached Takeshita and bashed the microphone into
Takeshita’s head.

Moxley: “I’ll see you at Double Or Nothing!”

“The message has been delivered,” said Excalibur.

The Young Bucks were backstage when they saw AEW World
Champion Swerve Strickland sitting in one of their EVP

They asked if they saw Darby Allin. Swerve crumbled up the
piece of paper and told them to hit his music because his
match was up next.

AEW World Champion Swerve Strickland vs. The Patriarchy’s
Nick Wayne!

Nick Wayne tried playing mind games, but Swerve said, “I’ll
be his father,” and started to whip Wayne with his leather
belt. Swerve dropkicked Nick Wayne. Nick Wayne rammed
Swerve’s head into an exposed turnbuckle. Nick Wayne flipped
out of the ring and spiked Swerve with a DDT!

Swerve tattooed Nick Wayne with a kick. Swerve blocked a
kick and countered with a jab to Nick Wayne. Swerve planted
Wayne onto the edge of the ring.

“That landing was brutal on the apron,” said Taz.

Swerve hit the Swerve Stomp on Nick Wayne on the arena
floor! Swerve went for it again, but Wayne blocked it with a
powerful up kick. Nick Wayne blasted Swerve with a thrust
kick and then a Code Red for a near fall on Swerve.

Swerve countered the House Call from Nick Wayne with a back
breaker and then transitioned into a powerslam. Swerve
nearly decapitated Nick Wayne with the House Call kick and
then pinned Wayne.

Killswitch clubbed Swerve from behind, appearing out of
nowhere! Christian Cage and Mother Wayne came down to the
ring. Christian was checking on Nick, but Swerve knocked
Killswitch out of the ring. Swerve was seething with anger
and chased after Christian Cage.

Christian retreated to the backstage area and then he
carjacked an SUV. Christian Cage laughed and accelerated but
another SUV blocked Christian’s escape. It was Prince Nana!
Swerve caught up with Christian Cage and pulled him out of
the SUV.

Swerve and Christian fought on top of the SUV. Swerve hit
Christian with a DDT on top of the car. Prince Nana handed
Swerve a steel chair. Christian ran away before Swerve could
hit Christian again!

Kyle O’Reilly vs. House of Black’s Malakai Black!

Black kicked Kyle’s legs out from beneath him. Kyle
retaliated with a round kick, but Black used a low sweep on
Kyle. Black walloped Kyle with a rising knee strike. Kyle
was dazed on the outside of the ring.

Back in the ring, Black went for a brain buster for Kyle
escaped with a knee to Black’s head. Kyle splashed Black in
the corner with a flying forearm dive. Kyle cracked Black
with a snapping German Suplex.

Kyle went for an arm bar, but Black blocked it. Kyle
transitioned to an ankle lock. Black dazed Kyle with a knee
and then nailed Kyle with a brain buster for a near fall.
Kyle staggered Black with a forearm but then Black knocked
out Kyle with the End kick and pinned Kyle!

“Some important momentum for Malakai Black heading into
Double Or Nothing this Sunday,” said Excalibur.

After the match, red strobe lights began to flicker around
the ring. A red blood-like liquid fell from the sky and
drenched Malakai Black!

Adam Copeland appeared on the big screen above the ramp,

Adam Copeland: “Malakai, be careful what you wish for. See
you soon.”

AEW Women’s World Champion “Timeless” Toni Storm & Mariah
May (with Luther)
Saraya & Harley Cameron (with Zack Knight)!

Mariah May dropkicked Harley right in the face. Harley
tagged Saraya in. Saraya pointed to Toni, calling her out.
Toni entered the fray and exchanged forearms with Saraya.

Mariah tagged in and Toni body slammed Mariah onto Saraya.
Toni tagged in again and body slammed Mariah onto Saraya
again. Mariah smashed Saraya with a running knee strike.
Saraya played possum, drawing the ref’s attention, long
enough for Harley to run in and attack Mariah.

Tony Khan sent Excalibur a text message and announced that
one week from tonight at AEW Dynamite it’ll be the return of
the Casino Gauntlet Match and the winner will challenge for
the AEW World Championship at Forbidden Door!

Toni Storm drove down Harley with a head butt. Toni planted
Harley with the Sky High but Saraya broke up the pin
attempt. Toni hit a Storm Zero on Cameron and pinned her!

“The Professor” Serena Deeb jumped into the ring and
attacked Toni Storm from behind! Deeb spiked Storm in the
head with the heel of a shoe! Deeb trapped Storm under a
chair and locked her in a half crab, and Storm tapped out!

The Bang Bang Gang were backstage!

The Bang Bang Gang said if Death Triangle wanted a match for
the titles at Double Or Nothing, the Lucha Bros will have to
beat the Gunns in a match on Saturday’s Collision first!

Dynamite Main Event Time!
“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson
Satnam Singh (with Sonjay Dutt, Jay Lethal, and Jeff

Danielson chopped at Satnam with kicks, but a high boot from
Satnam drove Danielson down to the mat. Satnam clubbed
Danielson with a massive chop. Satnam Singh stunned
Danielson with a delayed vertical suplex.

Danielson jumped off the apron with two consecutive knee
strikes. Danielson charged at Satnam with a running kick.
Danielson charged in again, but Satnam countered with a
chokeslam onto the ring apron!

“This isn’t a match! This is a hit!” said Schiavone.

Satnam ripped a turnbuckle pad off. As the ref was dealing
with Sonjay Dutt, who had him distracted on the apron,
Danielson kicked Satnam with a low blow. Danielson followed
up with a running knee strike!

Danielson gouged Satnam in the eyes and kicked Satnam.
Satnam smashed Danielson with a chop. Satnam hoisted up
Danielson, but Danielson transitioned into hammer and anvil
elbow strikes. Danielson applied the Le Bell Lock but Jeff
Jarrett, Jay Lethal, and Sonjay Dutt jumped into the ring
and attacked Danielson. The ref stopped the match due to
outside interference. Danielson had Jarrett’s guitar, but
Satnam punched right through it!

Satnam splashed Danielson in the corner as Lethal and
Jarrett held Danielson back. Matthew and Nicholas Jackson
walked to the ring with an envelope filled with cash for
Sonjay. Matthew and Nicholas grabbed Danielson and went for
the EVP Trigger, but Danielson escaped and dished out kicks
and strikes to the Bucks. Okada walked onto the ramp and
Danielson turned his attention to “The Rainmaker”. Jack
Perry blindsided Danielson as Danielson was focused on

“There’s just so much that Danielson can take after
everything that happened here,” said Schiavone.

Okada clocked Danielson with the Rainmaker clothesline. The
Elite pulled Danielson up the ramp to the top of the stage.
Outside the arena, a vehicle pulled up. Darby Allin walked
out of the car and fist bumped Tony Khan, who was driving
the car!

Darby walked into the arena and onto the ramp with a flame
thrower! Danielson threw Nicholas off the stage and sent him
crashing through a table below!

“If you thought this was crazy, wait until Sunday night at
Double Or Nothing! Anarchy in the Arena will be part of a
triple main event!” said Excalibur.

***Special Programming Notes: This Friday tune in to AEW
RAMPAGE at 6:00pm ET!

***Don’t miss AEW Collision live on Saturday on TBS at 8/7c
from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV!

Witness history as AEW DOUBLE OR NOTHING 2024 is broadcast
live on pay-per-view this Sunday at 8pm ET/5pm PT from the
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV!

Catch the fallout from AEW DOUBLE OR NOTHING 2024 during AEW
DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the KIA
Forum in Los Angeles, CA!

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