Show Report --
Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and Taz were on commentary.
CM Punk promo
MJF's music played to start the show, but CM Punk walked out
instead. He got a rather mixed reaction in MJF's hometown
and proceeded to taunt the hometown fans. He revealed a
"four pillars" shirt and called MJF an "incel" before
reminding the fans that MJF ran away the last time they
Next week, Punk will have his eyes on the AEW World
Championship match between Hangman Page and Bryan Danielson.
Before that happens, he and MJF need to settle things. He
said his dog Larry has more balls than MJF -- and he's
neutered. Punk wants MJF to stand up and fight, and if
that's who the fans back, they're all "chickensh*t."
MJF got a detailed entrance video vignette. He pulled up to
his old high school in a Ferrari as a voice-over hailed him
as a Long Island hero and listed his accomplishments. He was
the only wrestler to get a full entrance for the battle
MJF and Dante Martin were the final two participants in the
Dynamite Diamond Battle Royale
The participants were MJF, Wardlow, Matt Hardy, Frankie
Kazarian, Jay Lethal, Powerhouse Hobbs, Dante Martin, Lio
Rush, Ricky Starks, Lee Moriarty, Matt Sydal, and Lee
Wardlow quickly eliminated Moriarty and saved MJF from
elimination at the hands of Jay Lethal. The Bunny passed
brass knuckles to Hardy, and he eliminated Lethal after
striking him, but Dante immediately eliminated Hardy. Dante
and Lio Rush faced off but were knocked down by Wardlow and
Hobbs, who had a power battle. Wardlow nearly eliminated
Hobbs before a front flip kick from Rush sealed the deal.
Starks and Rush battled it out before commercial.
Once back, Wardlow and MJF were swarmed by the other
competitors in the match. Rush and Johnson tried to
eliminate Wardlow, but MJF came up and eliminated all three.
Kazarian tried to eliminate MJF, but MJF bridged the ropes
and Kazarian went flying.
The final were MJF, Dante Martin, and Ricky Starks. It
appeared that Team Taz had a two-on-one advantage, but Dante
turned on Starks and eliminated him.
It will be MJF vs. Dante Martin next week for the Dynamite
After the match, MJF raised Dante's hand. Starks ran back
in and attacked Dante. MJF looked on conflicted on the
stage, but then he ran to the ring to run interference. He
and Starks faced off, but then MJF attacked Dante. CM Punk
ran down and MJF bailed out of the ring. Dante hit Starks
with an enziguiri and Punk hit the GTS to stand tall to end
Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus) and the Varsity
Blonds (Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison) (w/ Christian
Cage & Julia Hart) defeated The Acclaimed (Max Caster &
Anthony Bowens) and 2point0 (Jeff Parker & Matt Lee) (w/
Bowens started off with Jungle Boy, who fought off all four
or his opponents. The Blonds tagged in as Pillman landed a
diving dropkick and then Garrison hit a wild dive on
everyone. A dropkick Hart Attack on Caster got two. 2point0
distracted the official, allowing Bowens to interfere as the
illegal man. The Acclaimed and 2point0 isolated Pillman in
their corner of the ring. This was a long beatdown.
Pillman finally broke through after double knees, reaching
Luchasaurus for the hot tag. The big man ran wild on
everyone, including chokeslamming Bowens onto Caster. Jungle
Boy tagged in with the rebound lariat, but then we got a
parade of big moves from everyone. Jungle Boy went for the
Snare Trap, but Garcia hopped on the apron to distract the
official. Eddie Kingston ran out and pulled Garcia off the
Caster missed the Mic Drop and Jungle Boy locked on the
Snare Trap for the submission victory.
After the match, Kingston brought a camera backstage and
called for a fight. Ortiz tried to talk him down, but
2point0 and Garcia attacked them and left them laying.
FTR and Tully Blanchard were backstage. Tully talked up
FTR's accomplishments, and Cash said the Lucha Brothers' one
victory over them was a mistake. Dax said this Friday's tag
title match is the biggest match of their career.
The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) (w/ Adam Cole
& Brandon Cutler) defeated CHAOS (Chuck Taylor & Rocky
Romero) (w/ Orange Cassidy)
This was a stellar tag team match, the first pure Bucks
match we've seen in a while, and the post-match was hot.
Rocky and Nick started off. They had a nice choreographed
exchange until Rocky took control with an arm drag. Chuck
and Matt tagged in, with Chuck rolling Matt up for two. The
Bucks dropkicked Chuck off the apron, but Rocky dispatched
Nick and took him out with a tope suicida. Matt immediately
came back with a dropkick to the floor. The Bucks isolated
Rocky in their corner and beat him down with frequent tags
until Rocky escaped to Chuck for a hot tag.
Chuck came in with a DDT and flatliner combination. He then
landed a tope con giro onto both Bucks but immediately
turned around into double superkicks. Rocky took a superkick
as well, then the Bucks did their rope-run kiss with Cole on
the floor. Nick hit a soccer kick on Chuck followed by a
flipping senton, sending Chuck to the floor. The Bucks did
the senton again in the ring as they dominated into the
Once back, Cole leveled Orange with a pump kick. Chuck had
put his cool-guy shades on and tossed Nick overhead into
Matt. Rocky tagged in and went for the Forever Clotheslines
before hitting a double hurricanrana and then a step-up
hurricanrana on Nick. Back in the ring, Rocky hit Sliced
Bread on Matt for two.
Nick attacked Rocky with an X-factor but ran into Soul Food
from Chuck. Matt went for multiple Northern Lights suplexes
but Rocky turned it into a DDT. Cutler distracted the
official and Cole tried to get involve, but Orange cut him
off with his weak strikes. Nick crushed him with a
superkick, but Cutler inadvertently cold sprayed Matt in the
face. Rocky jackknifed Matt, but Nick broke up the pin in
the nick of time.
Matt countered Sliced Bread into Tombstone position, but
Rocky cradled out of it for a fantastic backslide near fall.
Matt pumphandled Romero into perfect Meltzer Driver position
and the Bucks hit it for the win.
SuperKliq and Cutler beat down the others after the match.
Wheeler YUTA ran down but was immediately knocked down by
Cole. Cole then hit the Panama Sunrise on Orange. SuperKliq
set up for a three-way BTE Trigger, but Best Friends' music
played and Sue drove up in her minivan with Trent in tow.
Trent had a shaved head making his return after spinal
Trent speared Cutler on the ramp and took out Matt and Cole
with lariats before dispatching Nick with a half-and-half
suplex. The Best Friends all hugged to end the segment as
Rocky's "Roppongi Vice" theme played.
Ruby Soho was interviewed backstage but was immediately
interrupted by Bunny and Penelope Ford. They said that Nyla
Rose had promised them title shots when she wins the TBS
Championship. Soho attacked them but was surprised by Rose.
Anna Jay and Tay Conti chased them off.
Sammy Guevara was about to be interviewed on the ramp but
was immediately interrupted by Cody Rhodes, who announced
Guevara would defend the TNT Championship against him. Cody
walked off, but Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky interrupted from
the stands. Page was frustrated by the "open challenge"
aspect of things, accusing Cody of nepotism. He thanked Dan
Lambert for getting him his title match and announced that
he would return.
Sky said Guevara would face anyone -- except guys ranked in
the top 5. He told Guevara to prove he's a champion, and
Guevara was ready for a match.
A Thunder Rosa vs. Jade Cargill TBS Tournament hype video
Riho defeated Jamie Hayter (w/ Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. &
These two matched up really well. Riho's a star.
Hayter tried to overpower Riho early on with a scoop slam
for two. She targeted Riho's midsection and distracted the
official, allowing Baker to land a cheap shot. Riho came
back with a tijeras and a tiger feint kick. She climbed the
ropes and landed a diving crossbody for two. She then dove
off the top again towards Hayter, who sort of caught her and
drove her back into the ring post.
Back in the ring, Hayter continued the beatdown on Riho's
torso leading into the break. Riho started a comeback with a
cazadora takeover and a standing double stomp. She rolled
Hayter up for two, but Hayter powered out of a dragon
suplex. Riho turned it around and hit the dragon suplex for
two. Hayter turned a Northern Lights suplex into a nasty
brainbuster for a near fall.
Hayter crushed Riho with a backbreaker for another two. She
locked on a single-leg crab, but Riho rolled through and
cradled Hayter for two. Riho landed a rising knee and hit a
Yoshi Tonic for a good near fall. She then climbed the ropes
and hit the top-rope double stomp for another good near
Riho climbed the ropes again, but Hayter met her at the top.
Riho fought her off, but Rebel interfered with the official
distracted, allowing Hayter to go for a top-rope Samoan
drop. Riho turned it into an avalanche crucifix bomb, then
the Somato finished Hayter off for three.
After the match, Baker attacked Riho and beat her down.
AEW Rampage (12/10) lineup:
AEW World Tag Team Championships: Lucha Brothers (c) vs. FTR
Ruby Soho, Tay Conti, & Anna Jay vs. Nyla Rose, Penelope
Ford, & Bunny
Adam Cole vs. Wheeler YUTA
HOOK vs. Fuego Del Sol
AEW Dynamite: Winter is Coming (12/15) lineup:
Dynamite Diamond Ring: MJF vs. Dante Martin
Serena Deeb vs. Hikaru Shida
AEW World Championship: Hangman Page (c) vs. Bryan Danielson
The Varsity Blonds and Julia Hart were interviewed on the
stage, but the lights immediately went out. When they came
back on, Malakai Black sprayed Hart with black mist. Hart
Bryan Danielson defeated John Silver
Silver took down Danielson early on with impressive power.
Danielson quickly regained control and landed a diving knee
drop to the back of Silver's head as the latter was draped
over the apron. Danielson dominated through a commercial
Upon return, Danielson was nailing Silver in the corner with
stiff strikes. Silver started his comeback by reversing a
missile dropkick into a powerbomb. He peppered Danielson
with kicks and rolled through into a heel hook. Danielson
tried to fight out, but Silver wouldn't let go, so Danielson
desperately fought to force a break.
Silver landed a cannonball senton out on the floor.
Danielson landed on his feet on a German attempt and crushed
Silver with a buzzsaw kick. Silver countered the Busaiku
Knee and hit a German suplex bridge for two. He went for the
spin doctor throw, but Danielson raked the eyes and trapped
Silver's head against his knee, raining down elbow strikes.
Danielson then hit a Gotch-style piledriver and locked on
some submission (the camera angle made it hard to see) for
After the match, Danielson listed all the Dark Order
members whose head he kicked in, saying he'd do the same to
Page next week. He beat down Silver until Page ran out and
attacked him, sending him packing. Page grabbed a mic and
said "Next week, I'm gonna stomp the cowboy sh*t outta you."