Greetings and salutations! I am filling in and going to be on the beat for the AEW report this week. This week we have what AEW is touting as a PPV quality show as Dynamite is being headlined by a Steel Cage match between Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley. There is a full card and just like the TV show itself, let’s get straigh to the action. Without further ado, let’s get to it!

Claudio Castagnoli VS Rey Fenix (w/Alex Abrahantes) in a double jeopardy match

This match sees that the winner of the match would get a title shot at the other person’s title. So if Rey Fenix wins he gets a ROH World title shot and if Castagnoli wins then he and a partner will face the Lucha Bros for the ROH World Tag Team Champinships. The match is fast paced to start off and after some back and forth action, Castagnoli ends up on the outside. Fenix lands two Suicide Dives and as he goes for the third, Catagnoli catches him and lifts him up over his head and eventually dumps Fenix on the barricade. Fenix fights Castagnoli from this position and eventually runs across the barricade and hits a Huracanrana.

The two men end up back in the ring and Castagnoli got the advantage after landing a HUGE Clothesline that resulted in a 2-count. The two men end up back on the outside of the ring and Castagnoli puts on a show of strength yet again as he lifts Fenix and drapes him over the barricade yet again as we headed to Picture in Picture.

Back from the break, Fenix came back into the match and hits a Cutter on the ROH champ that ended up in another 2-count. We get a few cuts throughout the match of Bryan Danielson and Wheeler Yuta watching the match somewhat sideways in the back. Back to the match, Fenix did a top rope moonsault onto Castagnoli who made his way to the outside of the ring. A tired Castagnoli went back to the ring and as Fenix jumps from the top rope, Castagnoli hits a HUGE uppercut.

Castagnoli went for the Ricola Bomb but Fenix turned it into a Destroyer for a very close nearfall. Castagnoli was done with the games and came right back to Fenix landing some vicious elbows to the head and neck of Fenix then picked up a lifeless Fenix and hit the Ricola Bomb for the win and a shot at the ROH Tag Team Championships. Danielson and Yuta were seen once more happy backstage.

Winner: and earning a ROH Tag Team Title shot; Claudio Castagnoli

Miro was seen walking backstage. Renee Paquette asks him what brings him to Detroit and he silently walks past her and into Tony Khan’s office.

A video package aired highlighting the 4 pillars of AEW. This vieo featured MJF. MJF talks about the other 3 pillars, Darby Allin, Jack Perry, and Sammy Guevara. MJF said the gap between him and the others has gotten bigger and bigger. MJF recalled beating Jon Moxley, CM Punk, Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, and Bryan Danielson. MJF compares each member of the Beatles to one of the pillars with him being Paul McCartney.  MJF ended things by saying that his reign of terror was just beginning.

FTR Speak…

AEW Tag Team Champions “FTR” Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler made their entrance and come with mic’s in hand. Harwood asked for their best friend,  Mark Briscoe to come out.  Jeff Jarrett’s entrance theme played and Jarrett walked out with Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, and Satnam Singh. Dutt asked if they accepted their AEW Tag Team Title match challenge for AEW Double Or Nothing. Harwood asked the crowd and ultimately agreed to the match on the condition that Dutt and his guys admit they are using Mark Briscoe.

Mark Briscoe came with a mic and some cups in hand he steps in the ring and said he spoke with his good friend Tony Khan and the match with Jarrett and Lethal vs FTR is official at Double or Nothing and HE will be the special referee. Briscoe wanted to celebrate with all his friends and passed the cups and alcohol around Dutt takes a huge sip and spits in the face of Harwood, who was horribly blinded by the 12 proof drink. Jarrett shoved Briscoe towards Harwood, who was still blind and delivers a piledriver on him. Jarrett and company leave while FTR and a trainer look over Mark Briscoe.

Backstage, Chris Jericho was interviewed by Renee Paquette. Jericho questioned why everyone was so happy that Adam Cole attacked him last week. Jericho said that Cole has created an unsafe work environment. Jericho then said he has a court order banning Cole from any building that he is in.

Roderick Strong showed up and challenged Jericho to face him in a fall count anywhere match net week. Jericho said he understands why Strong was standing up for his friend, but it is a mistake challenging him to a match. Jericho accepts the match and warned Strong that he has an army behind him. Strong then whipped out some papers and said he also saw a lawyer. The Jericho Appreciation Society is barred from the building next week. Jericho was livid as he reviews the paperwork and Paquette smiled and said it looked like it was legit while sending it back to the ring.

We get a live shot outside of Tony Khan’s office and Thunder Rosa makes her way into it.

A Sammy Guevara video package aired. It featured comments from Guevara, Tay Melo, and Chris Jericho putting Guevara over. Guevara said if you listen to your heart then they could make their dreams come true and his dream is to become the AEW Champion.

Tony Khan was backstage and said he felt this was one of the strongest Dynamite cards ever. He goes onto say that the stars are all lining up for chances and opportunities. Khan said he felt it was more clear than ever that AEW can produce more great content every week and sets up a huge announcement next week.

AEW International Title: Orange Cassidy (c) VS Daniel Garcia

Cassidy comes out to “Jane” and Garcia is accompanied by Matt Menard and Angelo Parker who head to the back. Cassidy started the match with his hands in his pockets gimmick and hit a dropkick to Garcia. The two men get to some real action and end up outside of the ring where Garcia throws Cassidy to the barricade as we head to commercial.

Orange Cassidy. Courtesy: Matthew McFarlin, Slam Wrestling.

Back from the break, Cassidy has the momentum in the match but Garcia kicked in the knee of Cassidy. Garcia mocks Cassidy by doing some weak kicks on Cassidy. Cassidy does the pocket gimmick again like a 90’s kid listening to Alanis Morisette but Garcia hits a piledriver for his efforts. Garcia with a Beach Break for a 2-count.

Garcia takes Cassidy don and locks him in the Dragon Tamer but Cassidy fish hooked Garcia to escape the hold.  With both men looking for an opening it was Garcia who found it as he locks an armbar and Cassidy finds a way to turn this into a Crossface. Garcia stoms Cassidy’s injured hand and the two go back and forth with pinning combis until  Cassidy reverses a pin and hooked the leg to get the win to retain!

Winner: AND STILL International Champion; Orange Cassidy

The Outcasts challenge Jamie Hayter, Britt Baker, and Hikaru Shida to a trios match for next week. It was accepted.

Christian Cage Speaks…

Christian Cage came out with Luchasaurus. Tony Schiavone was in the ring with them. Cage said he’s the number one contender for the TNT Championship because he’s Christian Cage. He then asked by do so  many AEW wrestlers have daddy issues? Cage took in the nuclear heat he was getting. Cage continues and said Jack Perry and now Wardlow “had a father.” Cage said he wouldn’t berate Wardlow’s father because he wasn’t famous and no one cares about him. Cage said Wardlow found a father figure in Arn Anderson, who is looking for a new son himself. Cage said Arn’s son Brock is under contract to AEW but he chose Wardlow over his own son to take credit for Wardlow’s successes.

Cage mocked Anderson for being “the other guy” in the tag team with Tully Blanchard and asked if he thinks that makes him a legend? Cage continued by saying that being Ric Flair’s lapdog makes him a legend. Cage questioned how many world titles Arn won? Cage said (though some great heat) that he is a multi-time world champion. Cage said he will spit in the face of Wardlow next week and then told the Detroit crowd to kiss his ass. Excalibur reminded us a few times that Wardlow and Arn Anderson were not in the building so he questioned if Cage will follow up on his threat.

We get Darby Allin’s Pillar video hyping the Double or Nothing main event. We see footage of him jumping his car over his home, on his skate park, riding an ATV. Allin said he does crazy things because it breaks down barriers and helps him realize he’s capable of so much more than people told him he was capable of. Allin said he just wants to give back to the company that has given him so much Allin said he knows where he’s going and how he’ll get there. Allin ends the video  by saying that he’s going to Double Or Nothing to become AEW World Champion

 No Holds Barred match: Julia Hart VS. Anna Jay

Jay attacked Hart from behind during her entrance. Hart recovered and turned the tables around as she slammed Jay throughout ringside including sending her head first on the time keeper’s table. Back from the commercial and Hart bunched up several chairs. Hart went for a move and hart counters it slamming Hart face first on the bunch of chairs. Jay puts a trash can over Hard and kicked it to get a 2-count.

Jay threw several chairs inside the ring. Jay started a move but Hart counters in and then Hart placed Jay on the ropes and hit a Superplex “on the chairs”. Hart with a Rings of Saturn submission for the win.

Winner: Julia Hart

Backstage, Renee Paquette interviews Orange Cassidy, Bandido, Trent Beretta, and Chuck Taylor. Cassidy said he thought there was enough room in his backpack for three more title belts. Beretta said he feels they are winning tonight against House of Black. Paquette asked which stipulation they wanted to add to the House Rules.  Taylor said all witches would be barred from ringside as they walk away without Cassidy. Paquette asked Cassidy if he had more to say but all he said was that he was “so tired.” to which Paquette replied, “Me too, bud.”

AEW Trios Titles in a Open House Rules Match: “House of Black” Malakai Black, Brody King, and Buddy Matthews VS Bandido, Trent Beretta, and Chuck Taylor

The lights were dimmed through the arena for this match. Orange Cassidy was shown in the back watching the match. House of Black controlled tons of the match. Bandido made a small comeback for his team but this didn’t last too long as he went jumping towards Matthews who stopped him mid air with a huge counter attack. Moments later,  Taylor with Soul Food on Matthews. Eventually, Matthews hit another knee on Taylor then King comes in and hits a Gonzo Bomb for the win.

Winners: AND STILL AEW Trios Champions; “House of Black” Malakai Black, Brody King, and Buddy Matthews

After the match, The cameras cut backstage to a laid out Orange Cassidy and it was revealed that Kyle Fletcher Aussie Open stood over him.

Kyle Fletcher. Courtesy: Matthew McFarlin, Slam Wrestling.

The final 4 pillar video aired. This time featuring “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry. video package aired. Christian Cage said he aligned himself with Perry because he had the most talent out of all of the Four Pillars and he stands by that. Perry said he learned a lot from Cage and made him realize that the world is colder than he imagined. Perry said he wants to be the best pro wrestler in the world and said he wants to show that if you put in the work, it can happen and you don’t have to take shortcuts.

Steel Cage Match: Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega (w/Don Callis)

Danielson joins the commentary team and the cage lowered around the ring as Jon Moxley made his entrance through the crowd. Moxley gave a double bird to the camera while saying some no no’s. Kenny Omega and Don Callis  come out and Moxley meets him at the ramp to start the fight before the match is even started. Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta attacked Omega only for The Young Bucks to run out and even things up. They put the boots to Yuta and Castagnoli. The Bucks wanted Danielson but Castagnoli took out the Bucks. Nick gets up and does a stage dive off the onto Castagnoli and Matt Jackson. The two men (Mox and Omega) are finally in the ring, and the match starts.

Both men with some offense and Omega with a middle rope Moonsault. After a pin attempt, Omega went to the outside and grabbed a chair wrapped with Barbed wire from under thee ring and used it on Moxley’s back then front. In a shocking part of the match, Moxley starts bleeding. Moxley comes back into the match and bashes Omega’s head into the camera. Omega comes right back and hits a Body Slam onto the same barbed wire chair. Moxley gets up and the two battle it out only for Moxley to Superplex Omega onto the barbed wired chair.

Moxley puts his sights on removing the top rope buckle from the ropes but a now bleeding Omega stopped Moxley in his tracks. The two battle it out and after a few kick and punches, Moxley is successful in removing the top rope. Moxley then literally fish hooks the top rope buckle into Omega’s mouth. Moxley attacked Omega with the top rope buckle some more until Omega gouges the eyes of Moxley and then attacks Moxley with the turnbuckle. Moxley comes right back as he knees Omega in the head.

Moxley heads to the outside of the ring and grabs a black bag and opens it up to pour broken glass in the ring. Omega tries to fight back and lands some chops on Moxley but Moxley kicks him and went for a DDT but Omega stops it and brings Moxley down to his knees and hits him with a V-Trigger. Omega sets Moxley up for a One Winged Angel but Moxley counters it into a good ol’ sleeper hold. Omega fights back and eventually drops to his back causing Moxley to land on the broken glass. After some more back and forth, Omega hits Moxley with a couple V-Trigger’s and followed it up with a Snap Dragon. Moxley was laid up on the cage and Omega goes for a Capital V-Trigger and both men crash through the cage.

Trainers check on both men but eventually Moxley gets up and throws Omega back in the ring. Moxley grabbed a screwdriver and was about to use it until Callis climbed thorugh the brooken cage wall and grabbed the screwdriver from Moxley. This mini distraction opened the door for Omega to hit a One Winged Angel. Omega with the pin BUT Callis hits Omega with the screwdriver. Moxley slowly covers Omega and gets the pin for the win.

Winner: Jon Moxley

Danielson was shown smiling. The commentators are shocked and calling Callis a father figure to Omega so they are in disbelief on what just happened. Callis looked to the crowd and pointed at his scar from Moxley and smiled. Callis left the ring with the crowd chanting “A$$hole”.  A trainer and a referee checked on Omega while Moxley celebrated to close the show.

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