December 29, 2021
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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone)
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match:(40-14) The Jurassic Express, (12-3) Christian Cage, (33-14) The Lucha Brothers w/Alex Abrahantes vs. (35-10) FTR, (32-14) Matt Hardy, (34-33) Private Party w/Tully Blanchard & The Hardy Family Office In A 10-Man Tag Team Match
Christian Cage and Cash Wheeler will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wheeler backs Cage into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Wheeler flexes his muscles. Test Of Strength. Wheeler with a waist lock takedown. Wheeler applies a front face lock. Wrist Lock Exchange. Cage with an up kick. Cage ducks a clothesline from Wheeler. Wheeler denies The Unprettier. Cage with The Flapjack. Cage transitions into a corner mount. Cage tags in Jungle Boy. Double Irish Whip. Double Hip Toss for a one count. Wheeler regroups in the corner. Wheeler tags in Harwood. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Harwood backs Jungle Boy into the turnbuckles. Harwood with a gut punch. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Harwood uppercuts Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy with a chop/forearm combination. Harwood applies a side headlock. Jungle Boy whips Harwood across the ring. Harwood drops Jungle Boy with a shoulder tackle. Jungle Boy drops down on the canvas. Harwood slides under Jungle Boy. Harwood goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker, but Jungle Boy lands back on his feet. Jungle Boy ducks a clothesline from Harwood. Jungle Boy with a forearm knockdown. Jungle Boy scores the elbow knockdown. Jungle Boy dropkicks Harwood. Fenix punches Harwood. Jungle Boy applies a wrist lock. Jungle Boy tags in Cage.
Cage grabs a side wrist lock. Harwood sends Cage into the ropes. Harwood uppercuts Cage. Harwood whips Cage across the ring. Cage kicks Harwood in the chest. Cage uppercuts Harwood. Cage stands on the back of Harwood’s neck. Cage with The Slingshot Uppercut. Cage slams the back of Harwood’s neck on the middle rope. Cage tags in Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy applies The Snare Trap. Harwood with a low dropkick. Harwood tags in Kassidy. Jungle Boy with a Hip Toss. Simultaneous tag to Fenix. Double Irish Whip. Jungle Boy with a Spinning Back Kick. Pentagon with a Mid-Kick. Assisted Cazadora Splash. Jungle Boy dropkicks Quen to the floor. Fenix applies a rear chin lock. Fenix transitions into a front face lock. Fenix tags in Luchasaurus. Jungle Boy kicks Kassidy in the ribs. Kassidy pulls Jungle Boy down to the mat. Kassidy tags in Quen. Double Irish Whip. Jungle Boy kicks Quen in the face. Jungle Boy sends Kassidy crashing to the outside. Kassidy grabs the left boot of Jungle Boy. Quen tags in Hardy. Leaping FrankenSteiner/Side Effect Combination for a two count. Hardy repeatedly slams Jungle Boy’s head on all three turnbuckle pads. Wheeler attacks Jungle Boy behind the referee’s back. Tully delivers multiple cheat shots from the outside. Wheeler tags in Harwood.
Double Catapult into the middle turnbuckle pad. Harwood tags in Hardy. Hardy punches Jungle Boy in the back. Hardy whips Jungle Boy across the ring. Hardy applies The Sleeper Hold. Hardy continues to punch Jungle Boy in the back. Jungle Boy answers with The Rebound Lariat. Pentagon and Quen are tagged in. Pentagon with a Flying Crossbody Block. Pentagon with Two SlingBlades. Pentagon tags in Fenix. Lucha Brothers tees off on Harwood. Double SuperKick. Pentagon with a Running Enzuigiri. Fenix with a SpringBoard Spinning Back Kick. Pentagon follows that with a Double DDT. Fenix lands The Swanton Bomb for a two count. Fenix goes for The Muscle Buster, but Kassidy gets in the way. Assisted DDT. Quen applies The Knee Bar. Quen tags in Harwood. Harwood with a Leg Drop/Elbow Drop/Falling HeadButt Combination for a one count. Harwood with The Slingshot GourdBuster for a two count. Harwood puts Fenix on the top turnbuckle. Chop Exchange. Fenix with a MoonSault Press. Fenix tags in Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus with a double shoulder tackle. Luchasaurus kicks Hardy off the ring apron. Luchasaurus clotheslines Quen off the apron.
Kassidy dives over Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus sends Kassidy chest first into the canvas. FTR gets stacked up in the corner. Luchasaurus with combo bodyshots. Luchasaurus with Two Hip Attacks. Luchasaurus follows that with The Helluva Kick. Luchasaurus levels Harwood with The Body Avalanche. Luchasaurus clotheslines Private Party over the top rope. FTR denies The Double Chokeslam. Double Irish Whip. Luchasaurus clotheslines Harwood. Luchasaurus drops Wheeler with The Tail Whip. Luchasaurus Chokeslams Harwood. Pentagon tags himself in. Cero Miedo. Harwood ducks a clothesline from Pentagon. Harwood sends Pentagon to the corner. Pentagon with The Backstabber for a two count. Private Party runs interference. That leads us to a pier six brawl on the outside. Luchasaurus HeadButts Blade. Hardy sends Luchasaurus face first into the steel ring post. Fenix with a SpringBoard Corkscrew Body Press. Jungle Boy follows that with The Tornillo. Pentagon with a Spinning Back Kick. Pentagon sets up for The Package PileDriver. Cage tags himself in. Cage and Pentagon starts shoving each other. FTR shoves Cage into Pentagon. FTR connects with The Big Rig to pickup the victory.
Winner: (36-10) FTR, (33-14) Matt Hardy, (35-33) Private Party via Pinfall
And now, a few words from @The_MJF …
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 30, 2021
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 30, 2021
Second Match: (36-13) Eddie Kingston & (38-20) Santana & Ortiz vs. (10-11) Daniel Garcia & (10-7) 2.0 In A 6-Man Tag Team Match
Eddie Kingston and Matt Lee will start things off. Lee attacks Kingston from behind. Lee with a forearm smash. Lee with a knife edge chop. Lee kicks Kingston in the gut. Short-Arm Reversal by Lee. Kingston drives his knee into the midsection of Lee. Kingston with a Vertical Suplex. Kingston runs after Garcia. That leads us to a pier six brawl on the outside. Lee delivers another cheap shot. Lee tags in Parker. Parker with rapid fire bodyshots. Parker transitions into a corner mount. Kingston with The SpineBuster. Kingston tags in Ortiz. Ortiz with a gut punch. Ortiz applies a side headlock. Parker tugs on Ortiz’s hair. Ortiz sends Parker to the corner. Parker dives over Ortiz. Ortiz with a deep arm-drag. Parker scores the ankle pick. Parker kicks Ortiz in the gut. Parker with a straight right hand. Parker whips Ortiz across the ring. Ortiz rolls under Parker. Ortiz sends Parker into the ropes. Ortiz trips Parker. Ortiz with a leg lariat for a two count. Ortiz applies a front face lock. Ortiz tags in Santana. Double Irish Whip. Ortiz leapfrogs over Parker. Santana kicks Parker in the face. Ortiz with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Santana with The Discus Lariat. Kingston continues to talk smack to Garcia. Parker tags in Garcia.
Garcia ducks a clothesline from Santana. Garcia kicks Santana in the gut. Santana reverses out of the irish whip from Garcia. Santana with a running elbow smash. Santana blocks a boot from Garcia. Santana with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Santana hits The Three Amigos. Santana with a knife edge chop. Kingston starts biting Garcia’s forehead. Garcia kicks Ortiz in the face. Garcia with a forearm smash. Assisted FaceBuster for a two count. Ortiz slaps Garcia in the chest. Ortiz starts biting Garcia’s forehead. Ortiz applies a Modified Cobra Twist. Ortiz transitions into a side headlock. Lee made the blind tag. Garcia whips Ortiz across the ring. Lee pulls Ortiz out of the ring. Garcia with a flying dropkick. Lee sends Ortiz into the ringside barricade. Garcia and 2.0 are picking Ortiz apart. Lee is choking Ortiz with his boot. Lee whips Ortiz into the turnbuckles. Lee tags in Parker. Lee sends Ortiz to the corner. Parker with a Running Forearm Smash. Drop Toe Hold/Leaping Elbow Drop Combination. Parker hammers down on the back of Ortiz’s neck. Parker applies a front face lock. Garcia tags himself in. Garcia kicks Ortiz in the gut. Garcia stomps on Ortiz’s back. Following a snap mare takeover, Garcia applies a rear chin lock. Kingston attacks Garcia from behind. The referee needs to get control of this match. Garcia repeatedly stomps on Ortiz’s chest. Lee is choking Ortiz with his knee. Lee with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Lee taunts Kingston.
Ortiz is displaying his fighting spirit. Parker tags himself in. Parker punches Ortiz in the ribs. Parker with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Parker tags in Garcia. Garcia with a basement dropkick. Garcia delivers cheap shots to Kingston and Santana. The referee is trying to get Santana out of the ring. Ortiz with forearm shivers. Garcia applies The Knee Bar. Kingston continues to illegally run into the ring and ambush Garcia. Standing Switch Exchange. Ortiz rolls Garcia over for a two count. Ortiz dropkicks Garica. Kingston and Lee are tagged in. Kingston with a flurry of haymakers. Kingston with Two Body Avalanches. Machine Gun Chops. Kingston hits The Exploder Suplex. Kingston tags in Santana. Santana nails Lee with The Helluva Kick. Santana with a blistering chop. Garcia knocks Kingston off the ring apron. Ortiz with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Santana clotheslines the back of Lee’s neck. Ortiz drops Lee with The DDT. PNP goes for The Assisted MoonSault, but Lee gets his knees up in the air. Lee rolls Santana over with a handful of tights to pickup the victory. After the match, Garcia and 2.0 gangs up on Santana. Garcia viciously attacks Santana with the ring bell. Chris Jericho storms into the ring with a baseball bat to make the save. Jericho gets into a brief confrontation with Kingston.
Winner: (11-11) Daniel Garcia, (11-7) 2.0 via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) December 30, 2021
Third Match: (38-6) Wardlow w/Shawn Spears vs. (0-3) Colin Delaney
Delaney with a waist lock go-behind. Wardlow drops Delaney with an Inside Out Lariat. Wardlow connects with The PowerBomb Symphony to pickup the victory. After the match, Spears attacks Delaney with a steel chair on the stage.
Winner: (39-6) Wardlow via Pinfall
– Team TAZ says that they have unfinished business with Dante Martin.
– Video package for Hangman Page/Bryan Danielson II.
– Dan Lambert, Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky got into an in-ring confrontation with Brandi Rhodes and Dustin Rhodes.
CM Punk Promo
Fourth Match: (44-6) Thunder Rosa vs. (21-0) Jade Cargill w/Mark Sterling In A Semi-Final Round Match In The Inaugural AEW TBS Championship Tournament
Rosa dropkicks the left knee of Cargill. Cargill regroups on the outside. Rosa gets distracted by Sterling. Rosa with a Flying Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. Cargill attacks Rosa from behind. Cargill with a forearm smash. Cargill sends Rosa face first into the steel barricade. Rosa with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Rosa drives Cargill back first into the apron. Rosa repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Cargill. Cargill with forearm shivers. Cargill punches Rosa in the back. Rosa denies The Jaded. Cargill catches Rosa in mid-air. Cargill with a BackBreaker on the floor. Rosa continues to dropkick the left knee of Cargill. Rosa repeatedly stomps on the left hamstring of Cargill. Rosa wraps the left knee of Cargill around the barricade. Rosa hammers down on the left knee of Cargill. Cargill sends Rosa back first into the barricade. Cargill resets the referee’s ten count. Rosa with heavy bodyshots. Cargill sends Rosa face first into the steel ring post. Cargill rolls Rosa back into the ring.
Rosa side steps Cargill into the turnbuckles. Rosa with a straight right hand. Cargill with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Rosa answers with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the middle rope. Rosa slips off the top turnbuckle. Rosa decks Cargill with a back elbow smash. Cargill nails Rosa with The Pump Kick. Rosa grabs the left leg of Cargill. Cargill shoves Rosa. Rosa dodges The Big Boot. Rosa with a single leg takedown. Rosa repeatedly drops her elbow on the left knee of Cargill. Cargill uses her feet to create separation. Cargill applies The Guillotine Choke. Cargill sends Rosa chest first into the canvas. Rosa ducks under two clotheslines from Cargill. Rosa with clubbing hamstring kicks. Cargill sends Rosa face first into the canvas. Cargill punches Rosa in the back. Rosa and Cargill are trading back and forth shots. Cargill stomps on Rosa’s back. Cargill goes for The Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Rosa counters with a Crossbody Block for a one count. Rosa wraps the right leg of Cargill around the middle rope. Rosa with another round of hamstring kicks in the corner.
Rosa with forearm shivers across the left knee of Cargill. Rosa with clubbing corner clotheslines. Rosa follows that with two running dropkicks. Rosa repeatedly stomps on the left hamstring of Cargill. Rosa rolls Cargill over for a two count. Rosa continues to work on the left leg of Cargill. Cargill kicks Rosa across the ring. Cargill drops down on the canvas. Cargill hits The Pop Up Samoan Drop. Cargill pops back on her feet. Cargill with a knee lift. Cargill with The Canadian BackBreaker Rack. Cargill pulls Rosa off the bottom rope. Standing Switch Exchange. Rosa with The Knee Crusher. Rosa applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Cargill grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. The referee gets distracted by Sterling. Cargill denies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Mercedes Martinez viciously attacks Rosa from the outside. Cargill connects with The Jaded to pickup the victory. After the match, Cargill and Martinez gangs up on Rosa. Ruby Soho storms into the ring with a lead pipe to make the save.
Winner: (22-0) Jade Cargill via Pinfall
An emotional @FlyinBrianJr vows to avenge his #VarsityBlonds brother @GriffGarrison1's loss.#AEWDynamite: #NewYearsSmash LIVE on @tntdrama!
Reminder: #AEWDynamite moves to @tbsnetwork next Wed. Jan 5th 2022 🎉 pic.twitter.com/nIKHjW4igH
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 30, 2021
Line Up For This Weeks AEW Rampage
– Cody Rhodes (c) w/Arn Anderson vs. Ethan Page w/Dan Lambert For The AEW TNT Championship
– Darby Allin w/Sting vs. Anthony Bowens w/Max Caster
– Taynara Conti & Anna Jay vs. The Bunny & Penelope Ford In A Street Fight
Fifth Match: (10-3) Adam Cole & (0-0)reDRagon vs. (54-16-2) Orange Cassidy & (27-11) Best Friends In A 6-Man Tag Team Match
Kyle O’Reilly and Chuck Taylor will start things off. Kyle kicks the left hamstring of Taylor. Taylor applies a side headlock. Kyle whips Taylor across the ring. Taylor drops Kyle with a shoulder tackle. Kyle drops down on the canvas. Kyle with The Kitchen Sink. Taylor tags in Beretta. Kyle kicks the left hamstring of Beretta. Beretta blocks a boot from Kyle. Kyle slaps Beretta in the face. Forearm Exchange. Chop/Hamstring Kick Exchange. Kyle applies a standing arm-bar. Kyle with a knee lift. Beretta with The Rolling Elbow. Kyle drives his knee into the midsection of Beretta. Beretta avoids The Ax Kick. Beretta with a knife edge chop. Both men are knocked down after a Double Boot. Cassidy and Fish are tagged in.
Cassidy throws his left elbow sleeve at Fish. Cassidy ducks under two clotheslines from Fish. Lethargic Kicks. Cassidy avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Cassidy rolls Fish over for a one count. Fish with a forearm/hamstring kick/gut punch combination. Following a snap mare takeover, Fish goes for The Slingshot Senton, but Cassidy ducks out of the way. Cassidy is playing mind games with Fish. Cole attacks Cassidy from behind. Fish with The Slingshot Senton. Fish slams Cassidy’s head on the middle turnbuckle pad. Fish tags in Cole. Cole with the irish whip. Cassidy side steps Cole into the turnbuckles. Cassidy ducks a clothesline from Cole. Cassidy sends Cole chest first into the turnbuckles. Cassidy tags in Beretta. Beretta with a forearm smash. Beretta tags in Taylor. Double Irish Whip. Taylor with a flying forearm smash. Beretta with a corner clothesline. Double Shoulder Tackle. Double Elbow Drop. reDRagon runs interference. Meeting Of The Minds.
Best Friends dumps reDRagon out of the ring. Cole attacks Taylor from behind. Kyle kicks Cassidy off the ring apron. Cole kicks Taylor in the gut. Taylor reverses out of the irish whip from Cole. Cole launches Taylor over the top rope. Taylor with two haymakers. Kyle with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the middle rope. Fish kicks out the legs of Taylor. Cole poses for the crowd. Cole sends Taylor face first into the steel ring post. Cole rolls Taylor back into the ring. Cole drops Taylor with a NeckBraker for a two count. Kyle tags himself in. Cole applies the knee bar. Kyle stomps on Taylor’s chest. Kyle with the arm-ringer. Kle applies a hammerlock. Kyle repeatedly drives his knee into Taylor’s ribs. Kyle with a Sliding Knee Strike. Kyle fish hooks Taylor. Kyle tags in Fish. Kyle kicks the left hamstring of Taylor. Fish applies a wrist lock. Fish hammers down on the left shoulder of Taylor. Fish is choking Taylor with his boot. Cole and Kyle gangs up on Taylor behind the referee’s back. Fish is choking Taylor with his knee. Fish tags in Cole. Cole with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Cole applies a rear chin lock. Taylor with heavy bodyshots. Cole drives his knee into the midsection of Taylor. Cole dumps Taylor out of the ring. Taylor with a reverse hammer throw into the barricade. Cole hits The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Cole SuperKicks Cassidy off the apron. Cole tags in Kyle. Taylor dumps Cole out of the ring. Taylor tags in Beretta.
Beretta with a forearm smash. Cole pulls Beretta off the apron. Beretta rocks Cole with a forearm smash. Beretta avoids The Slingshot Pescado. Beretta clotheslines Fish. Beretta ducks a clothesline from Fish. Beretta with The Half & Half Suplex. Kyle applies The Guillotine Choke. Beretta with The Northern Lights Suplex. Beretta with a leaping back elbow smash. Beretta follows that with The Tornado DDT for a two count. Kyle crawls under Beretta. Kyle kicks the left hamstring of Beretta. Beretta uses his feet to create separation. Cole with a Step Up Enzuigiri from the outside. Kyle kicks Taylor off the apron. Kyle tags in Fish. Fish drives Beretta back first into the turnbuckles. Kyle with a running forearm smash. Fish with a running knee lift. Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker/Flying Knee Drop Combination for a two count. Beretta with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp. Cassidy and Kyle are tagged in. Cassidy with The Flying Crossbody Block. Cassidy lands The Suicide Dive. Cole kicks Cassidy in the gut. Cole goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Cassidy counters with The Stundog Millionaire. Cassidy ducks a clothesline from Kyle. Kyle denies The Spinning DDT. Kyle drives his knee into the midsection of Cassidy. Assisted DDT/Wheelbarrow Suplex Combination for a two count. Simultaneous tags in Cole.
Cole SuperKicks Cassidy. reDragon delivers The Total Elimination for a two count. Taylor dumps Cole out of the ring. Forearm Exchange. Fish kicks Beretta in the ribs. Fish dumps Beretta ribs first on the top rope. Taylor SuperKicks Fish. Cole SuperKicks Taylor. Cole goes for The Panama Sunrise, but Taylor counters with a Back Body Drop on the stage. Taylor lands The SomerSault Plancha. Beretta Spears Cole. Beretta tosses Cole back into the ring. Cassidy with The Diving DDT for a two count. PileDriver Party. Cassidy connects with The Beach Break for a two count. Kyle kicks Taylor off the apron. Kyle drags Cole to the corner. Kyle tags himself in. Kyle with Kawada Kicks. Cassidy grabs the left leg of Kyle. Kyle drives his knee into the midsection of Cassidy. Kassidy delivers Ax and Smash. Kyle inadvertently kicks Cole off the apron. Cassidy rolls Kyle over for a two count. Cassidy drops down on the canvas. Taylor punches Kyle. Cassidy tags in Taylor. Taylor with a Rising Knee Strike. Beretta with an Inside Out Lariat. Sole Food/Half & Half Suplex Combination to Fish. Best Friends Hug. Best Friends punches Brandon Cutler. The Young Bucks SuperKicks Best Friends. reDRagon plants Taylor with Chasing The Dragon to pickup the victory.
Winner: (11-3) Adam Cole & (1-0) reDRagon via Pinfall
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