In the aftermath of Double Or Nothing, what will happen next?
We open with a recap of last Saturday’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view.
A battered and bruised Inner Circle try and get hyped up for their Inner Circle pep rally. Chris Jericho was relieved that there was only a few boxes of their ‘Inner Circle Champions’ shirts, but it turns out Santana and Ortiz actually have a lorry full of them. Ortiz is still deaf from the bell.
Before the match, ‘Broken’ Matt Hardy cut a promo about their match. Hangman Page and Kenny Omega peace out, as Matt Hardy changes first into his Team Extreme version, and then into his ‘spot-monkey’ Bucks-style persona instead.
Matt Hardy & The Young Bucks defeated Joey Janela & Private Party via pinfall
This was a fast-paced affair, with The Young Bucks and Matt Hard in firm control for the most part. However, an errant superkick from Nick Jackson that Joey Janela ducked found The Blade at ringside, leading to a big brawl between The Bucks, the aforementioned Blade and The Butcher.
Matt Hardy got the hot tag, taking all three men out and hitting a moonsault on everyone for a near fall. Hardy and The Bucks picked up the win after More Bang For Your Buck
However, it appears that Marq Quen has badly injured his knee following a big dive. We hope he is okay.
Post-match, The Butcher and The Blade attacked The Young Bucks, only for FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler AKA The Revival) to turn up in a car and beat down Butcher and Blade. FTR and The Bucks have a stand-off.
Brian Cage defeated Lee Johnson via pinfall (Drillclaw)
AEW Champion Jon Moxley came out for commentary. Brian Cage destroyed Lee Johnson in short order, throwing him around the ring and finishing him off with the Drillclaw.
Taz then says he’s impressed with Jon Moxley, but he is dealing with Brian Cage at Fyter Fest. he asks him to bring his heart, because Cage will rip it out of his chest. Taz closes by saying ‘beat him if you can, survive if he lets you’.
Tony Schiavone then interviews Britt Baker, who is wheeled out by her make-up artist in a wheelchair that says ‘roll model’ – very funny. Britt Baker runs us through ‘the rules of being a role model’. She says rule 3 is ‘don’t hurt the role model’ – and says last week wasn’t an accident, it was a conspiracy. She says last week was a 3-on-1 assault, possibly in the making for months.
She runs through all of her alleged ‘conspirators’ and goes full Charlie in Always Sunny with a board where all signs point to AEW official Aubrey Edwards. She accuses Aubrey of always being around when she gets injured. She puts everyone on notice that she’ll be back at All Out.
Dave Marquez then talks to Inner Circle, who is immediately told to shut his ass by Chris Jericho. They plan to get back on track, but are interrupted by Orange Cassidy – and they appear to formulate a plan.
AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida defeated Christi Jaynes via pinfall (Falcon Arrow)
If Christi Jaynes sounds familiar, she’s the opponent that Rachael Ellering had THAT match at WrestleCircus a few years ago. Christi Jaynes liked to dance and look strong in the opening but ultimately fell to the knees of Shida, finishing her off with the falcon arrow.
During the picture-in-picture/FITE TV extra, we see AEW Tag Team Champions Hangman Page and Kenny Omega talking, sharing a drink until they discover a hidden camera in their room. Page goes to inspect it and then the two go back to their beers and milk respectively.
We see a recap of Cody’s TNT Championship win at Double or Nothing, leading into Cody coming out to talk to Tony Schiavone. Cody talks about Tom Brady (normally I’m so filled with rage at this point that I can’t focus, but I’ll battle on) because he wasn’t first pick, and neither was Cody with Tony Khan. He says he is proud to represent TNT and says he has the grit his mother has, and he will outlast and outwork you.
He vows to defend his belt each and every week, offering out an open challenge. He thanks the fans for sticking by AEW in this time and says that this is where it gets fun.
Kip Sabian & Jimmy Havoc defeated S.C.U (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) via pinfall (dropkick driver)
Sabian and Havoc jump S.C.U to open but the veteran team of Scorpio Sky and Kazarian quickly regain control. A Kip Sabian quick kick after a roll-up attempt, allowed his team to work over Kazarian.
Frankie Kazarian eventually manages to fight free and get the hot tag to Scorpio Sky, who runs wild. S.C.U get a few near falls, but Penelope Ford grabs the leg when they go for S.C.U-Later, allowing Sabian and Havoc to hit their dropkick/michinoku driver combination to pick up the win.
MJF talks about good he is, and how he is undefeated in over a year – but still hasn’t been given a title shot. He says this is a perfect chance to get some gold, and will have Wardlow in the ring as his insurance policy. MJF feigns getting angry at Wardlow for not falling in line, but jokes it up and says they’ll have some fun tonight.
TNT Championship Number One Contendership Battle Royal: Jungle Boy defeated Orange Cassidy, MJF, Wardlow, Luther, ‘The Librarian’ Peter Avalon, Brandon Cutler, Christopher Daniels, Marko Stunt, Luchasaurus, Sonny Kiss, Colt Cabana & Billy Gunn, lastly eliminating Cassidy
Before he could get into the match, Orange Cassidy was jumped by Santana and Ortiz. Following his elimination, a member of The Dark Oeder handed Colt Cabana a leaflet at ringside.
ORDER OF ELIMINATION
- Luchasaurus eliminated Luther
- Wardlow eliminated Sonny Kiss
- Billy Gunn eliminated Colt Cabana.
- Peter Avalon and Brandon Cutler eliminated each other simultaneously
- Marko Stunt eliminated Christopher Daniels
- Wardlow eliminated Marko Stunt
- Wardlow and MJF eliminated Billy Gunn and Luchasaurus
- Jungle Boy eliminated MJF
- Jungle Boy and Orange Cassidy eliminated Wardlow
- Jungle Boy lastly eliminated Orange Cassidy
We get a recap of the Stadium Stampede match from Double or Nothing.
The Inner Circle then host their pep rally, complete with cheerleaders and a drum line. Vickie Guerrero introduces proceedings (apparently she can’t say excuse me, so has to say are you kidding me?). The Inner Circle all get individual introductions, and they all look less than happy. Jericho says they will rise like a sexy phoenix and they throw out their t-shirts for free, but they get thrown back. Sammy Guevara brought out participation awards, but they are of poor quality. Santana offers out gifts and Chris Jericho gives Sammy Guevara his own scooter, as well as Ortiz being given earphones so the ringing will stop.
Jake Hager reads a poem he wrote about how much he loves The Inner Circle, but he goes off a pretty violent tangent that Le Champion has to stop. Chris Jericho then demands Mike Tyson’s head on a platter, calling back to an episode of RAW when Tyson knocked him out. Sammy Guevara offers a cheese platter and some bubbly, but igt’s nowhere to be seem.
Mike Tyson then appears with his entourage, and they square up with The Inner Circle. Chris Jericho demands an apology, and Mike Tyson fails to rip his shirt off. We get into a shoving match, and there’s a mass brawl between both parties. Are we heading towards Tyson vs Jericho?