It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means? No, not to nominate yourself for Speaker of the House (What, are you nuts?!) It’s time for All Elite Wrestling, where we have MJF in the house against Juice Robinson in a Dynamite Diamond ring match, the dream match to end all dream matches:  Kazuchika Okada teaming with Orange Cassidy to take on The Blackpool Combat Club members Bryan Danielson and Claudio Castagnoli.

But first, a quick…

(Author’s Note:  Due to circumstances I should’ve planned better for, this is just going to be a down-and-dirty recap.  I’m gonna feed the big points into this mojo wire, and pray it comes out resembling English.  I just need a few raw facts, some good mezcal, and maybe we’ll all be better for it.)

Also, see George Tahinos’ photo gallery from the show!

We come to you from the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. Excalibur, Taz, and Tony Schiavone have the call, and our First Match of the night is for the …

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Dynamite Diamond Ring Match: MJF vs. Juice Robinson (with The Gunns)

  • MJF has never lost the ring and has defended it successfully four times, and he hopes to make it a fifth.
  • Jay White sits at commentary berating the Devil
  • The AEW Champ takes it to the Stray Bullet and does everything, including using the Burberry scarf to choke him, then he sends Robinson to the corner and gives a Kangaroo Kick
  • The numbers game by the Gunns isn’t enough to stop MJF
  • A bloodied Robinson was able to mount a comeback and he spat in MJF’s face and nailed the Left Hand of God followed by a powerbomb for a two-count
  • Juice is Loose connects for a near fall, but MJF uses the Dynamite ring to drop Robinson, send The Gunns packing, and a Heatseeker is delivered on Rock Hard

Your Winners via Pinfall:  MJF

The Bang Bang Gang attacked after the match, and then The Kingdom tried to make the save with Roderick Strong directing traffic from his wheelchair, but it was all for naught.  It started to look bleak as Robinson came to and was winding up for the pitch, but The Acclaimed came to the rescue.

As Bullet Club Gold beat a retreat, but not before White taunted MJF that he will never claim the Triple B.  Then Austen challenged MJF for the ROH Tag Team belts at Full Gear, and MJF tells them he accepts.  He also challenges for a four-man tag match.  Roddy suggests taking his team, but he says no.  The Acclaimed offer their services, and he says no as well.  

Now Omega appears for a match this Saturday on Collision.

There’s a vignette of Wardlow going to a dark place as he lay home with injuries those past four months. He hates MJF getting cheered on after he berated the company and the fans.  He promises to take everything from him.

I mean…color me interested in how this works out.  I hope it has legs.

Now for…

Rob Van Dam and Hook vs. The Dark Order (Alex Reynolds and John Silver)

Don’t get me wrong, the entrance music by both men is very cool.  This match, however?

And you thought you wouldn’t see a Haiku in Review™, eh?


Whole F’n Show and

Coldhearted Handsome Devil

Make a Five Star Splash.

Your Winners via Pinfall:  Rob Van Dam and Hook

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder, it’s “Timeless” Toni Storm presenting Hold That Butler:

I give it two thumbs up.

Renee Paquette sat down to talk to Chris Jericho about his career and if he can beat a Powerhouse Hobbs.

Tony Schiavone brings Sting to the ring in front of the appreciative Philly crowd.  He thanks the fans and Darby Allin for being the greatest tag team partner he ever had.  He also thanks Tony Khan for grappling a little longer, and Schiavone mentions the special gift, and…

That’s right, The Nature Boy is back on the Superstation after who knows how many years.  After he and Sting exchange pleasantries, Christian Cage comes out with Luchasaurus and Nick Wayne in tow, and he invokes the Power of Douchenozzlery™ as he goes for the jugular on Flair.

He then turns to Allin and says he will never be a champion, much like the Phillies, and he challenges Sting in a six-man tag match and accepts his challenge at Full Gear.

Paquette talks with Adam Copeland backstage about Cage’s actions, and then Sting and Alling make an offer.

Now for the…

ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship Match: Adam Page and The Young Bucks(c) vs. The Hardys and Brother Zay

Huh.  My clock says it’s time for another Haiku in Review™.


The Hardys and Zay

Are triggered by Superkick

Par-tay.  Carry on.

Your Winners, and Still ROH Six-Man Tag Team Champions:  Adam Page and The Young Bucks

After the match, we see Swerve Strickland and Prince Nana on the Khan ‘Tron walking around Page’s house.

Now for a title match for the…

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AEW Women’s World Title Match: Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Ruby Soho

This was an intense match, but in the interest of time, here are the highlights:

  • Soho and Shida go back and forth until the three-time women’s champ gets The Outcast member in a torture rack to a sliding elbow for a two count.
  • Shida goes up top, but Soho sends her down and covers for two
  • Then she grabs the spray paint and tosses it to Shida, and utilizing the Eddie Guerrero playbook makes it look like she sprayed her in the face

  • Soho grabs the belt and tries to knock out the champ, only for Shida to inadvertently spray the belt
  • As the ref puts it away, Soho chokes Shida with her wrist tape and Destination Unknown connects but only for a two-count.
  • Soho follows with No Future, but Shida gets the Katana and goes to cover Soho, but she kicks out at two
  • After a series of reversals and rollups, but Shida sends Soho to the middle rope with the exposed turnbuckle and a second Katana keeps Soho down for good.

Your Winner and Still AEW Women’s Champion:  Hikaru Shida

After the match, Toni Storm makes a grand entrance with her faithful butler Luther in tow.

Now it’s time for your Main Event between…

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Orange Cassidy and Kazuicha Okada vs. Bryan Danielson and Claudio Castagnoli

  • Danielson is vicious in his attacks on Cassidy straight outta the gate
  • Castagnoli tags in, as does The Rainmaker.  Okada and the Swiss Cyborg are both evenly matched
  • Cassidy tags in and then Castagnoli and Danielson showcase their strength and agility on Freshly Squeezed.

  • The Blackpool Combat Club successfully cut the ring in half and Cassidy is in Peril (eh, whatever).
  • Cassidy finds an opening as Castagnoli picks him up and he comes down with a DDT
  • Hot tag by Cassidy to Okada, and Danielson comes in as they show the Philly fans Fighting Spirit.
  • In an unofficial rematch from the Forbidden Door PPV, Danielson goes for LeBelle Lock, but Okada switches to a pin for two
  • Now Cassidy and Castagnoli go hold for hold, and at one point Cassidy attempts the Orange Punch only to have it blocked and Castagnoli gives him a giant Swing

  • Okada back in and nails the elbow drop, and signals the Rainmaker clothesline, but Danielson dropkicks both men
  • Okada hits the Rainmaker clothesline flush in the face, but Castagnoli delivers European uppercuts to him and Cassidy to cover for one, two, and three.

Your Winners via Pinfall:  Bryan Danielson and Claudio Castagnoli

After the match, the ring doctor is looking over Danielson who looks worse for wear, and that brings out the CHAOS members, Yuta, Moxley and there is a sense of confusion until Excalibur mentions that next week on Dynamite Castagnoli will challenge for the AEW International title as the show fades to black.

TOP PHOTO: Kazuicha Okada at AEW Dynamite, at the Liacouras Center, in Philadelphia, on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. Photo by George Tahinos,


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