Written by Matt Boone
Christian Cage & Jurassic Express Confront The Elite, Featuring CM Punk Chants!
Once the Kenny Omega and Young Bucks AEW Dynamite match wraps up, Don Callis leaves the commentary position and heads to the ring, where he yanks the mic away from Tony Schiavone as he attempts to have a word with The Elite following their victory in the first bout of the evening.
As Callis rambles on about Pittsburgh being losers, out comes Christian Cage, the man who will challenge Omega for the AEW Championship at ALL OUT on PPV on 9/5. Callis calls him a Stanford Stooge and says he can’t be this dumb, pointing out there are ten of them and only one of him.
Christian smirks and the theme for Jurassic Express hits. As the group makes their way out to join Christian Cage, Excalibur informs us on commentary that we will hear what these guys have to say after the break. On that note we head to some commercials.
As we return from the break, Schiavone points out all the number one contenders are in the ring now, as we see Christian and Jurassic Express in the ring with The Elite.
Callis again yanks the mic from Schiavone and talks about Christian having his title shot against Omega at ALL OUT in Chicago. The fans immediately break out in loud “CM Punk!” chants.
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Now the fans chant “Yes! Yes! Yes!” and Christian asks if “the carny piece of sh*t” Callis is finished babbling yet. He then informs Omega that he will be in the first-ever Rampage match this Friday in Pittsburgh against himself for the IMPACT Championship.
Christian’s music hits and the babyfaces leave. Jungle Boy then says to cut the music and informs The Young Bucks that at next week’s Dynamite, Jurassic Express duo Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus will be challenging the Bucks for the tag-team titles.
Malakai Black With A Message For Cody, Rhodes To The Top Update
We shoot to a message from Malakai Black, who calls himself God when addressing his attack to Cody Rhodes during what appeared to be a retirement speech from “The American Nightmare” following their match at last week’s Dynamite: Homecoming special.
After that, we head to a special sneak peek preview of the new Rhodes To The Top reality television series starring Cody and Brandi Rhodes.
Miro Says Fuego Del Sol Is Next
We shoot to a message from Miro who announces he will be defending his TNT Championship on this Friday night’s episode of AEW Rampage against Fuego Del Sol.
Daniel Garcia vs. Darby Allin
From there we head back inside the arena as Daniel Garcia makes his way down to the ring accompanied by 2.0. The trio are shown in a split-screen “Earlier today” promo where they tell Sting to watch his ass tonight at ringside.
When we return live we hear the familiar sounds of Darby Allin’s theme and he makes his way out alongside “The Icon” Sting as the fans in Pittsburgh make a ton of noise and the two head down to the ring.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this contest. We see Garcia establish the offensive control, focusing his attack on the shoulder of the former TNT Champion and ramming him into the steel ring post as we head to a mid-match commercial break.
We return from the break to see Garcia still dominating the action and still focusing the majority of his attack on the already softened up shoulder of his opponent. He goes for a submission on the arm but Allin eventually escapes and begins firing up on offense.
Allin fires away at the jaw of Garcia with some big shots that impresses the commentary trio. Now Allin hits an over-the-top stunner on Garcia. He follows that up by heading to the top rope and launching himself off backwards for his fan-friendly Coffin Drop finisher. He goes for the cover and scores the pin fall victory.
Winner: Darby Allin
After The Match: Sting & Darby Allin Serve Up A Beatdown
Once the match wraps up, we see 2.0 at ringside in Garcia’s corner head over and try and get in some cheap shots on Allin just after he scored the pin fall victory.
Sting runs over and starts offering up some fist sandwiches to both guys. Allin charges after them and the post-match beatdown begins. They beat down and run off Garcia and 2.0 together and then Darby’s theme hits again.
The Lucha Bros & PAC With A Message For Andrade El Idolo
We shoot backstage where The Lucha Bros are finally in the building and they are talking with PAC and complaining about wanting to get at Andrade El Idolo. As Alex Abrahantes walks up, PAC has to calm the duo down.
He then directs his message to Andrade, saying he doesn’t know why he’s obsessed with Death Triangle. He says if he has a problem with what he’s saying — anytime, anywhere, he can come and have a go with him. He claims to be easy to find.
Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor & Wheeler Yuta vs. Matt Hardy & Private Party
From there we head back inside the Petersen Events Center where the familiar sounds of Orange Cassidy’s theme hits. Out comes “The Freshly Squeezed” one himself alongside Chuck Taylor of The Best Friends and Wheeler Yuta.
The trio settle into the ring and their music dies down. Now the theme hits to bring out Matt Hardy and the HFO, as it will be “Big Money” Matt himself and the Private Party duo of Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy in an AEW Trios contest.
The bell sounds to get this one off-and-running and it will be Hardy and Cassidy kicking things off for their respective teams. We see Cassidy doing his usual comedy stuff early on but then things get serious as Hardy hits a Side Effect and begins taking over on offense.
Cassidy fights his way back into the lead and then gets back to the comedy stuff with a bottom rope mock of Hardy’s signature leg drop, done in lazy Cassidy fashion. This results in the tables being turned and Hardy taking it to Cassidy again before tagging out.
The heels don’t last in the lead for long, as others start to hit the ring and some double team moves after a tag from Cassidy sees Wheeler Yuta in the lead working over one-half of Private Party. Private Party then hit their Silly String to turn the momentum back in their favor as we head to a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break.
When we return from the break we see the heels still dominating the action in the ring after members of the Hardy Family Office not involved in the match make themselves involved via interfering at ringside. Private Party nearly finishes off the match but then Cassidy fires up and hits a big move and a dive to the floor.
Meanwhile in the ring, Taylor hits a chokeslam and Yuta follows up with a top-rope splash. They go for the pin but Quen kicks out. We see a bunch of other run-ins and multiple person spots until we see the Gin N Juice double team spot from Private Party for a near fall, which Cassidy breaks up. He hits a follow-up Orange Punch and is distracted by Jack Evans on the apron. Hardy ends up hitting the Twist of Fate on the legal man, Yuta, and scores the win for his team.
Winners: Matt Hardy & Private Party
Andrade El Idolo & Chavo Guerrero Jr. Respond To PAC
Now we head backstage where Dasha Gonzalez is with Andrade El Idolo and Chavo Guerrero Jr. They address the disrespect from PAC and Death Triangle. They claim PAC will find out who the true boss is at AEW ALL OUT in Chicago on PPV next month. We then head to a commercial break.
Santana & Ortiz With A Message For FTR & Tag-Team Division
We return from the break to a special video featuring the Proud ‘N’ Powerful duo of Santana and Ortiz. The Inner Circle tag-team addresses FTR and how they are coming for blood over and over and over regardless of who their up against.
Nyla Rose vs. Kris Statlander
Now we head back inside the Petersen Events Center where Nyla Rose’s theme hits and out she comes accompanied by Vickie Guerrero. She heads down and settles into the ring for our next match of the evening.
Her music dies down and now the woman who has been undefeated since returning from knee surgery in April, Kris Statlander, makes her way down to the ring along with the trio of Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor and Wheeler Yuta, who are still banged up from their AEW Trios match.
She waves goodbye to Taylor and Yuta and then she heads down to the ring with “The Freshly Squeezed” one by her side. As soon as she enters the ring, Rose ambushes her and gets this one started with a bang. Statlander throws some big kicks at Rose but finds herself victim of a big pounce from Rose.
Rose strangles Statlander over the bottom rope and Vickie sneaks in a cheap shot that elicits boos from the fans in Pittsburgh. Back in the ring, Statlander fires up with punches that briefly daze Rose but then Nyla fires up and hits a release German suplex. She charges at Statlander but sails through the ropes onto the apron.
Statlander knocks her to the floor and hits a crazy flipping DDT from the ring apron to Rose on the floor. Rose hits a chokeslam to slow her down when the action resumes inside the ring. We see Vickie and Cassidy stare each other down at ringside. Vickie screams and Cassidy covers his ears and curls up.
As the action continues in the ring we see Rose taking it to Statlander until finally she fires up for a comeback and hits her Area 151 finisher off the top-rope to snatch the victory from the jaws of defeat to keep her undefeated streak since returning alive.
Winner: Kris Statlander
Jurassic Express Shuts Down The Young Bucks’ Lay-Up
We shoot backstage where The Young Bucks talk to the camera, bragging about being the best tag-team on the planet as they stand in front of a basketball hoop holding a ball.
They claim they’ll prove it again in their title defense against Jurassic Express next week, vowing it to be as easy as a layup. They go to shoot a layup and out of nowhere Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus hit the scene to block the ball and put Jackson on his ass. Luchasaurus tells him not in his house as we head to a commercial break.
A Special Look At AEW Rampage Debut Episode Main Event
We return from the break to hear Excalibur plug the Rampage era of AEW kicking off this Friday with the debut episode in the hometown of AEW Women’s Champion Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. They kick it to a special video message that shows a look at the scheduled main event pitting Baker against Red Velvet with her title on-the-line.
Tony Schiavone Talks To Pittsburgh’s Own Britt Baker
Now we shoot live inside the Petersen Events Center where Tony Schiavone is standing in the ring and he asks if the fans in Pittsburgh have their terrible towels. They do and we see them spinning throughout the arena as he brings out Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.
The AEW Women’s Champion makes her way out as fireworks and pyro erupt and the fans go absolutely bonkers. As she settles into the ring we see her mom and dad watching on from the front row.
Baker’s music dies down and then she begins speaking, referring to herself as the baddest b*tch on the block. She talks about stepping up when Pittsburgh needed a champion. The fans chant “D.M.D.”
She talks about giving Pittsburgh hope and then tells Red Velvet she might have a glimmer of hope if she were challenging her in any other city but Brittsburgh. She vows to take her out in the main event of AEW Rampage in her hometown this Friday night. She hits her D.M.D. catchphrase and airquotes and her music hits again.
As she poses with her title and the fans cheer, Red Velvet hits the ring and tries to sneak attack her, however Baker notices her coming and the two trade blows. They roll around on the ground and are broken up by a ton of officials. The fans chant and cheer for Baker again to end the segment.
IMPACT Tag-Team Championships
Stu Grayson & Evil Uno vs. The Good Brothers (C)
Following a brief video featuring a look at the rivalry brewing between Ricky Starks and Brian Cage, we head back inside the Pittsburgh venue where The Dark Order theme hits to bring out the duo of Stu Grayson and Evil Uno.
They settle into the ring and then IMPACT executive Scott D’Amore is introduced on guest commentary for this match, which will feature the IMPACT Tag-Team Championships on-the-line.
The team of The Good Brothers, Anderson and Gallows, make their way out and head down to the ring. As they get to the ringside area, The Dark Order dives through the ropes and smashing onto them on the floor to get this match started with a bang.
As the action gets going in the ring, we see something breaking out at ringside. Brandon Cutler is chased away by Colt Cabana and then Frankie Kazarian comes out to take him to the back. Meanwhile at ringside we see Gallows with a big boot to Evil Uno as we head to a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break.
We return from the break and we see Stu Grayson fighting off both Good Brothers by himself until finally the numbers game disadvantage starts to be too much. Luckily as they start to shift the momentum, Evil Uno resurfaces on the scene to keep things competitive. We see one of the belts thrown in the ring by Gallows for a distraction.
This leads to a Gun Stun from Anderson followed by the Magic Killer double-team finisher for the pin fall victory. The Good Brothers retain the IMPACT Tag-Team Championships with the victory.
Winners and STILL IMPACT Tag-Team Champions: The Good Brothers
NWA Women’s Champion Has A Message For Leyla Hirsch
We are reminded of Leyla Hirsch earning a shot at NWA Women’s Champion Kamille who we shoot to for a pre-recorded message to promote their title showdown at the upcoming NWA EmPowerrr all-women’s pay-per-view.
Paul Wight Makes The Save For Tony Schiavone
Now we head back into the arena where Tony Schiavone is in the ring with QT Marshall. He brings up the apology that has been long-promised and says it’s now finally time for it.
We end up hearing from QT that he had things wrong and it was Schiavone who needs to apologize to him. Schiavone refuses so Marshall tells Nick Comoroto to get him. He and other members of The Factory begin to attack Schiavone and then Paul Wight’s theme hits and the former WWE Superstar known as Big Show heads down to the ring.
Wight settles into the ring and stares down The Factory trio. They sacrifice one member of the group, who Wight hits with a chokeslam while keeping his eyes locked on QT on the floor. His theme hits again and he is still staring a hole through QT.