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Let's go through a rundown of the entire card, as we wait for the Buy-In to begin!
- AEW World Championship - Jon Moxley (C) vs Brodie Lee
- TNT Championship - Cody Rhodes vs Lance Archer
- AEW Women's Championship (No DQ) - Nyla Rose (C) vs Hikaru Shida
- Stadium Stampede Match - The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Sammy Guevara, Santana and Ortiz) vs The Elite (Kenny Omega, Hangman Page, Matt Hardy and Young Bucks)
- Casino Ladder Match - Darby Allin vs Colt Cabana vs Luchasaurus vs Scorpio Sky vs Kazarian vs Orange Cassidy vs Kip Sabian vs Joey Janela vs TBA
- Singles Match - Dustin Rhodes vs Shawn Spears
- Singles Match - MJF vs Jungle Boy
- Singles Match - Kris Statlander vs Penelope Ford
- # 1 Contender's Match - Best Friends vs Private Party (Buy-In Pre-Show)
You can watch the Buy-In, in it's entirety, via AEW's YouTube, below!
# 1 Contender's Match, AEW Tag-Team Championships - Best Friends vs Private Party
Unfortunately, the feed went out for awhile, but Best Friends got the win after a pile-driver from Trent onto Isaiah Kassidy.
Result - Best Friends defeat Private Party
The remainder of the Buy-In show is a video package, hyping up the AEW World Championship match between Champion, Jon Moxley and challenger, Brodie Lee.
The show begins with a pretty lengthy video package hyping every match, this evening and honors Shad Gaspard, who tragically passed away, this week.
Now, it's time for the Casino Ladder Match.
Casino Ladder Match - Darby Allin vs Orange Cassidy vs Colt Cabana vs Scorpio Sky vs Kazarian vs Kip Sabian vs Luchasaurus vs Joe Janela vs TBA
Kazarian and Scorpio Sky begin the match and the 2-minute timer begins. The SCU brethren are hesitant to go at it then finally engage in some nice back and forth until the clock stops and out comes Kip Sabian with Penelope Ford and Jimmy Havoc by his side. Havoc takes out SCU with a ladder and starts going to work on Kazarian until Kazarian gains control and German suplexes him into a ladder. Sabian takes out Sky at ringside while Kazarian tries to sneak up the ladder which alerts Sabian, who then takes him down. Kazarian lays out Sabian as Darby Allin enters the match next. Allin takes out both members of SCU, sets a ladder up at ringside and begins to brawl with Kazarian and tosses a skateboard at his head. Darby climbs the ladder and dives onto Kazarian, who moves and Darby goes crashing through the ladder as Orange Cassidy is now entering the match. Cassidy wastes a bunch of time doing his usual comedy acts and Colt Cabana is the next participant in the match and pushes Cassidy out of the ring and tries to setup the ladder but is met by SCU who stop him. Orange Cassidy gets back up and takes out both members of SCU and dives on them on the outside of the ring. Joey Janela makes his was to the ring and takes literally everyone out until SCU throw him out of the ring. Kazarian and Sky have an awkward moment in the ring as Sky looks like he was about to hit Kazarian with a chair and Sabian takes that opportunity to take both of them out as Luchasaurus enters the fray and starts literally kicking everyone in the face until Darby gets up and plants him with a Canadian Destroyer off of the top rope and here comes the mystery participant...Brian Cage who comes down to the ring accompanied by Taz. Cage chucks Darby out of the ring, throws Scorpio Sky over the top rope, drills Joey Janela with a springboard suplex off of the middle rope, knees Colt Cabana in the face, plants Kazarian with a German Suplex and as he begins to climb the ladder, Orange Cassidy latches on and Cage keeps climbing with Cassidy stuck to his back as the entire field gets up and tries to drag Cage down and finally do it and all attack Cage. The other 8 men begin to pile on ladders, chairs and giant poker chip props onto a motionless Cage at ringside as everyone begins brawling, yet again. Sabian takes out Cabana with a dropkick into a ladder into Cabana's chest as Kazarian tosses him out of the ring. Cassidy throws Kazarian out of the ring as he and Sabian climb the ladder and start exchanging punches atop of it. Cassidy throws Sabian off the ladder but Penelope Ford comes out and climbs the ladder and Cassidy tosses her off the ladder into Sabian as Jimmy Havoc grabs Cassidy off of the ladder but Best Friends come to the ring and make the save. Back in the ring, Luchasaurus and Orange Cassidy face-off and Lucha and Marko Stunt (who just ran down to the ring) take out Cassidy with a double-choke-slam. Joey Janela is back in the ring and drills Cassidy with a mini-ladder and then plants him with a nice death-valley driver onto the pile of weapons that are on top of Brian Cage at ringside. Janela goes back into the ring and climbs a ladder but Scorpio Sky drags him down and lays him out as he and Kazarian climb the ladder and begin to brawl while perched atop of it. Luchasaurus toss both men off the ladder and kicks Colt Cabana who tries to run into the ring. Lucha begins to climb the ladder but Brian Cage breaks out of the carnage at ringside and the 2 behemoths begin exchanging heavy strikes in middle of the ring. Cage drills Lucha with a pile-driver toss into a cornered ladder. Cage begins to climb the ladder but Darby Allin makes his way into the ring and Cage absolutely obliterates the much-smaller Darby. Taz starts shouting instructions to Cage, Cage sets up Allin onto a mini-ladder and picks it up and launches him out of the ring, climbs the ladder and retrieves the poker chip and wins the match.
Result - Brian Cage Wins The Casino Ladder Match
After the match, Jim Ross, Excalibur and Tony Schiavone rundown the rest of the PPV's card.
Match - MJF (with Wardlow) vs Jungle Boy
The bell rings and the match is officially underway. The two have a pretty good, technical back and forth for a few minutes as the action picks up but every time Jungle Boy gets some offense going, MJF stops him in his tracks. Jungle Boy rolls MJF up, but MJF is able to kick out and then lays down some heavy strikes on Jungle Boy. MJF starts mocking Jungle Boy and talking trash but Jungle Boy's heard enough and starts laying into MJF with some heavy chops to the chest. MJF rolls out of the ring but Jungle Boy doesn't let up and dives outside of the ring and drills MJF into the barricade. Jungle Boy throws MJF back into the ring, goes for the cobver but MJF is able to put his leg on the rope to make referee, Aubrey Edwards break the count at 2. MJF starts to gain momentum and works the left arm of Jungle Boy as the 2 get in each other's face in middle of the ring and exchange chops to the chest. Jungle Boy hits MJF with a canadian destroyer, MJF counters with a kick to the face, goes for the cover and Jungle Boy counters it into an armbar which MJF breaks out of by biting Jungle Boy's arm. Jungle Boy drills MJF with a frankensteiner on the apron of the ring and MJF is down at ringside as the referee begins the 10-count. Jungle Boy throws MJF back into the ring and goes to the top rope and MJF trips him up and climbs to the top rope, himself. The pair begin brawling on the top rope but Jungle Boy hits him with an avalanche power-bomb, goes for the cover and MJF kicks out just before the 3-count. MJF goes for the "Salt of The Earth" armbar but Jungle Boy rolls him up and MJF is able to kick-out at 2. The pair roll each other up a few times and MJF gets the win with a roll-up.
Result - MJF defeats Jungle Boy
We then see a video package for our next match...the TNT Championship Finals...
TNT Championship (Mike Tyson at ringside) - Cody Rhodes (with Arn Anderson) vs Lance Archer (with Jake Roberts)
Mike Tyson makes his way to the ring with the TNT Championship. Lance Archer makes his way out to the ring with Jake Roberts and Archer has an unidentified man with him and drags him to the ring and absolutely drills him with a choke-slam. Cody then makes the walk to the ring, flanked by Arn Anderson. We get MMA and Boxing type introductions and instructions by the referee and the match is officially underway.
Archer immediately drills Cody with his finisher but Cody rolls out of the ring before Archer can go for the pin. Archer begins to throw Cody around the arena and into the seats. The pair finally get back into the ring and Cody hits Archer with a clothesline but Archer kicks him in the face and then gauges Cody's eyes until the referee breaks it up. Archer is just tearing into Cody as commentary is putting him over a ton. Cody finally gets some momentum and plants Archer with a suplex. Cody goes for another one but Archer counters with a suplex of his own. Archer then exposes the turnbuckle's protective padding but Cody shoves Archer into and and Archer's plans have seemingly backfired. Cody goes to work on Archers midsection for a bit and then Cody climbs to the top rope but Archer just chucks him off of it and Cody take a nasty spill on the outside of the ring. Archer tosses Cody back into the ring and goes for the cover but Cody is able to kick out after a 2-count. Archer tosses Cody back out of the ring and yet again, tears into him and throws him all over the ringside area. Back in the ring, Archer goes for a pin but Cody rolls Archer up into a submission hold and uses Archer's hair to get some extra leverage but the referee breaks up the hold. Cody gets distracted by Jake Roberts at ringside and Archer lifts him up but Cody hits Roberts' legendary DDT finisher onto Archer and taunts Roberts. Cody taunts a little bit too long and Archer looks at Arn Anderson and drills Cody with Arn's legendary spine-buster. Cody drills Archer with a springboard cutter, goes for the cover and Archer kicks out at 1 and Cody looks surprised. Cody then hits Archer with his dad Dusty's famous bionic elbow and follows it up with his brother Dustin's famous slam. Cody then goes for the "Cross-Rhodes", hits it, goes for the cover but Archer kicks out at 2. Cody then hits Archer with the "Stinger Splash" but Archer drills Cody with a slam and reverses momentum. Archer goes for a move on the top rope but Arn Anderson trips him up and Cody hits Archer with a reverse suplex off the top rope. Another referee comes to the ring and says Arn pushed Archer off the top rope and the referee asks Mike Tyson if it's true, Tyson says yes and they kick Arn Anderson out from ringside. Jake Roberts grabs his snake and Mike Tyson scares him off and stares Archer down. Back in the ring, Archer goes for the "Black Out" but Cody counters into the "Cross-Rhodes" and then follows it up with another "Cross-Rhodes" and gets the win.
Result - Cody Rhodes defeats Lance Archer and Becomes The Inaugural TNT Champion
We then see an AEW physician backstage who says that Britt Baker suffered a fracture in her leg as well as a tear to her LCL in her knee, he goes onto say that Baker will give a timetable on her recovery on AEW Dynamite, next Wednesday.
Singles Match - Kris Statlander vs Penelope Ford (with Kip Sabian)
The match officially gets underway and Statlander gets the early momentum and dominates the early portion of the match until Kip Sabian distracts her and Ford begins to get in some offense but Statlander drills her with an elbow to the face and pours on the heavy offense. Statlander goes for a nice suplex, hits it, goes for the cover but Ford is able to kick out at 2. Ford then counters a Statlander suplex into a pin, but Statlander kicks out. Ford begins to slap Statlander, hits her with a cutter but Statlander drills her with a nice clothesline. Statlander put Ford on the top rope, but Ford pushes her down and hits her with a flying huricarana. Ford goes for a clothesline, Statlander ducks out of the way and hits her "Big Bang Theory" finisher for the 3-count and the win.
Result - Kris Statlander defeats Penelope Ford
Jim Ross then announces that we'll find out if Dustin Rhodes is in the arena for his pending match against Shawn Spears.
Spears then makes his way out to the ring in a suit, seemingly sure that Dustin won't show up for the match after Lance Archer's brutal attack, a few weeks ago on AEW Dynamite. Spears grabs a microphone and asks where Dustin is and then he's cutoff by Dustin's music and then laughs and says he told production to play the music. He then calls on referee, Aubrey Edwards to call for the bell to ring and to count out Dustin. Edwards obliges, the bell rings and she begins the count. She gets to a 4-count and Dustin's music plays again and out comes Brandi Rhodes and Dustin appears behind Spears and they pair begin to brawl and the match is now underway.
Singles Match - Dustin Rhodes vs Shawn Spears
Spears takes Dustin down, removes his own belt and goes to strike Dustin with it, but Dustin counters into a slam. Dustin starts taking off Spears' clothes and then hits Spears with "The Final Reckoning", goes for the cover and gets the 3-count and the win.
Result - Dustin Rhodes defeats Shawn Spears
After the match, we get a video package, hyping up AEW's next PPV offering, "All Out", set for September 5th. No location or any other information has been announced.
The company then honors Hana Kimura, who tragically passed away, this morning.
We then see a video package, hyping up our next bout...
AEW Women's Championship (No DQ) - Nyla Rose (C) vs Hikaru Shida
The match begins and Nyla begins to dominate right out of the gate. Nyla tosses Shida around the ringside area and drives her through a table and smacks her head and then starts to choke her with another chair and tosses Shida's motionless body over the barricade after hitting her in the rib-cage with the chair. Nyla tosses Shida back into the ring, goes for the cover but Shida is able to kick out. Nyla then goes for the "Beast Bomb" but Shida counters with clothesline but Nyla regains momentum with a suplex and again, tosses her out of the ring. The two begin brawling in the seats and Shida tosses Nyla onto a giant poker chip prop. Shida backs up and starts running towards Nyla and drills her with a knee to the face. Shida gets Nyla back to ringside and begins blasting Nyla with a kendo stick. The competitors get back into ring and Shida continues the assault with the kendo stick then hits Nyla with a brain-buster, goes for the cover but Nyla kicks out at 2. Shida stays on the attack and hits Nyla with a running knee to the back of the head, goes for another cover and again, Nyla kicks out after 2-count. Shida goes for a clothesline but Nyla counters with a nasty slam and regains control of the match. Nyla drills Shida with a flying knee from the top rope, goes for the cover, but this time, Shida is the one who is able to kick out after a 2-count. Nyla then sets up a table in the corner of the ring and hits Shida with a pile-driver through the table, goes for the cover and Shida once again kicks out at 2. Nyla then grabs a kendo stick and hits Shida with it over and over again. Nyla then goes to the top rope but Shida grabs the kendo stick and whips it an Nyla's head. Shida joins Nyla on the top rope and drills Nyla with a falcon arrow off the top rope, goes for the pin and Nyla kicks out at 2. Shida tries to follow it up with a running knee, Nyla hits her with the kendo stick but Shida elbows Nyla in the face, hits her with a running knee, goes for the cover and Nyla again kicks out at 2. Shida drills Nyla with a running knee to the face, goes for the cover and this time gets the 3-count and we have a NEW AEW Women's Champion.
Result - Hikaru Shida defeats Nyla Rose, Becomes The NEW AEW Women's Champion
We then see a video package for our first of our double main event-filled evening...
AEW World Championship - Jon Moxley (C) vs Brodie Lee
Introductions are made, security separates the 2 men during them and now the match is officially underway. Moxley runs right after Lee, Lee tosses him out of the ring, Moxley gets the upper-hand but Lee nails him with a suplex and tosses him back into the ring and hits a nice dive over the top rope onto a grounded Moxley. The champion and the challenger engage in a quick back and forth before the action spills to the outside where Lee takes over the balance of action and drills Moxley through a steel-barricade. Back in the ring, now and the men begin slugging it out, exchanging punches, elbows and slaps before Moxley gains momentum with a nice pair of clotheslines and follows it up with a pile-driver, goes for the cover but Lee is able to lift his shoulder after 2-count. The action again spills to the outside and Moxley puts Lee through a table and then tosses him back in the ring. Lee is able to get Moxley up on the top rope and plants him with a suplex from the top but Moxley rolls him up into a cover but Lee is able to kick out. Lee throws Moxley out of the ring and drills him through a prop at ringside and then Lee slams Moxley on the debris and taunts the champion. Lee gets back into the ring and Moxley comes crawling after him as Lee drills Moxley with a big boot and follows it up with a power-bomb, goes for the cover but the champion saves his title, for the moment by kicking out at 2. Both men are seated in opposite corners and stare each other down as the both get to their feet. The pair now make their way to the stage and begin brawling. Moxley throws a giant poker chip prop at Lee's face then plants him with the "Paradigm Shift" throw the ramp and both men are down. Medical officials make their way to the ring and check on the 2 competitors. Moxley gets up and climbs back into the ring and Lee is now up but is busted open. Moxley drills Lee with the "Paradigm Shift", goes for the cover but Lee kicks out at 1. Moxley then starts firing down elbows onto the cut on Lee's head, drills him with a lifted "Paradigm Shift" goes for another cover and Lee kicks out again. Moxley then is visibly frustrated and locks in a rear-naked choke on Lee and Lee goes unconscious and Moxley retains.
Result - Jon Moxley defeats Brodie Lee, STILL AEW World Champion
We then see a commercial showing that the first-ever AEW action figures will be available, this August. We also see a quick highlight package of what's happened, so far, tonight.
Next, it's time for the final match of the night...
Stadium Stampede Match - The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Sammy Guevara, Santana and Ortiz) vs The Elite (Kenny Omega, Hangman Page, Matt Hardy and The Young Bucks)
The match begins after some Football-like entrances and the teams run at each other and start brawling. Note that Hangman Page didn't show up during the entrances, however, he comes in on a Horse after a few minutes and chases Sammy Guevara throughout the hallways of TIAA Bank Stadium. In the ring, which is planted at the 50-yard line of the field, Young Bucks are battling with Santana and Ortiz. Some nice back and forth by the teams for a couple of minutes and Guevara comes running back into the ring and knees Omega in the face as Jericho and the rest of The Inner Circle cheer him on. The Elite takeover for awhile and Hardy drills Guevara with the "Twist of Fate". Omega goes for a v-trigger on Guevara and Jericho drags him out of the ring before he can get the move off. The teams start brawling outside of the ring and the Bucks do a double suicide dive onto the pile and take everyone out. Guevara then does a shooting star-press from the top rope onto the pile and again, everyone gets taken out. Inner Circle take control as Santana and Ortiz start hitting everyone with trash cans. Jericho and Guevara toss the Bucks into the goal post and start to double team Nick Jackson as Matt Jackson begins to setup a ladder in the background and Matt Jackson climbs the ladder to get to the top of the goalpost and then does a back-flip onto Jericho and Guevara, he goes for the cover on Jericho but Le Champion is able to kick-out after a 2-count. We then see Hangman Page riding a Horse around the halls of the stadium, he gets off the Horse and heads to the stadium's bar...in true Hangman Page fashion. Back to the action and Santana and Ortiz are beating Omega down on top of a steel table then they hit him with a double power-bomb through a steel-barricade onto the concrete floor. Santana goes for the cover on Omega but Hardy breaks it up. Santana and Ortiz start attacking Hardy and throw him into the stadium's pool. They jump into the pool themselves and start drowning Hardy who then turns into Matt Hardy version 1.0. They drown him again and then he turns into "Broken" Matt Hardy. Again, they drown him and this time, Hardy fakes that he's knocked out and drags Ortiz and Santana back in the pool. Hardy begins to beat-down Ortiz and then Hardy throws a running Santana into a table. Hardy puts Ortiz' head into a bell and rings it directly into his ear. He then puts Ortiz into a wheelchair and tapes him into it and Ortiz is rendered motionless. Sanatana shows up and starts drilling Hardy with a pipe to the mid-section. Hardy throws Santana into an ice fridge and locks him in. We then see Hager running through the halls and he sees Hangman Page's Horse, so Hager makes his way to the stadium's bar and finds Page. Hager sits down next to Page and the 2 begin to drink together and then start to brawl. Page hits Hager with a pool stick and goes for a dive off of the pool table but Hager catches him and choke-slams him onto it, instead. Hager then starts drilling Page with several punches then places him on the bar and slide him across the bar and through broken glasses and other debris and then follows it up with a gut-wrench power-bomb through a table, goes for the cover but Page is able to kick out at 2. Omega makes the save for Page and drills Hager in the face with a beer bottle. Page then grabs a case of Jericho's "A Little Bit of The Bubbly" and he and Omega start hitting bottles of it over Hager's head. Page and Omega hit their v-trigger/buckshot lariat combo finisher onto Hager and then share a drink. Back to the field, the Young Bucks are brawling with Jericho and Guevara. Matt then does northern lights suplexes to Guevara from one end-zone all the way to the 50-yard line. We then see the Jaguars mascot get the "Judas Effect" from Jericho. Matt is apparently doing another set of northern lights suplexes to Guevara from the 50-yard line, back to the end-zone. We see Jericho hit Nick Jackson with his bat "Floyd", goes for the cover but Nick kicks out. Jericho then throws a challenge flag and demands referee, Aubrey Edwards to review the pin-fall attempt and Jericho starts heckling her. Matt Jackson then celebrates his 100-yards worth of suplexes to Guevara and celebrates in the end-zone as a referee throws a penalty flag for "excessive celebration" then Matt super-kicks him in the face. The Bucks are now beating down Jericho and Nick Jackson goes into the seats and gets momentum and runs all the way down to the first-row and jumps over the wall and dives onto Jericho and puts him through a table. Page comes in with a yard marker and paints a line onto Jericho's "man area". Guevara is crawling around the field and someone turned on the sprinklers and they shower Guevara. Guevara is clearly dazed and confused and stands up and thinks he's won the match...then he sees Omega and Hardy in a golf cart, chasing him down just like a few weeks ago on AEW Dynamite. Guevara runs away and jumps into the seats and Omega and Hardy chase him down as he runs away from the entire Elite team. Guevara hits a big boot to Omega, begins choking Hardy and then Vanguard 1's upgraded version, Neo 1 is flying above and distracts Guevara as Omega hits him with a v-trigger and follows it up with a one-winged angel from the seats to a table about 15 feet below, goes for the cover, Omega gets the 3-count on Guevara and The Elite get the win.
Result - The Elite defeat The Inner Circle
The show ends with The Elite celebrating on the field with fireworks going off in the distance.
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