It's Wednesday night, and you know what that means...
Here's a preview of what's to come...
We see a split screen of Jon Moxley and Yuji Nagata preparing for their match, with Eddie Kingston holding Mox's IWGP U.S. Title...
IWGP U.S. Title Match: Yuji Nagata vs. Jon Moxley
Moxley comes out with his 'Wild Thing' theme, and Kingston is wearing a DMX shirt. They push one another and start throwing blows, but Nagata no sells it and kicks Mox with the Blue Thunder. We see Roger Romero in the stands as Yuji rolls outside. Back in, Mox gets a thunder kick for a one count. Mox goes up but Nagata counters with an exploder suplex. More kicks by Nagata and Mox tries to fight it off. They exchange punches. Nagata misses the kick and Mox retaliates with the lariat for a two count. Backdrop by Nagata and a knee to the solarplexes in the corner. They go up top and he hits the avalanche exploder. Another running knee gets two. Counter by Nagata into the Fuwijama armbar. Mox grabs the ropes to break it up. He gets the bulldog submission but Nagata fights out. Driving knees into the Paradigm Shift for the three count. [***] Not every wrestling match needs spots, and this was ten solid minutes of action. It may have looked slow to younger eyes, but it was a great match for a 53-year-old man who looked like he belonged.
Afterwards they do a ceremonial bow of respect and Moxley raises his hand.
We see Alex Marvez with three members of the Inner Circle. Ortiz says that Santana was arrested for using a fork. Hager says that they failed and Guevara asks for a rematch.
Cody has an announcement for Double or Nothing
He starts to discuss something about America, I don't know. Anyway, he mentions Anthony Ogogo, saying that he has a visa and makes American green. He then goes on to talk about being American, having a half and half baby, and long story short, he's challenging Ogogo to a match at Double or Nothing.
We get a video of the Young Bucks and SCU in happier times.
AEW World Tag Team Title Match: SCU vs. Young Bucks (If SCU loses, they must disband)
Apparently the Jackson brothers are wearing studs now. Bell rings and it's Kaz vs. Nick and they slap one another. He chases the champ around the ring and then lays some shots into him. Daniels comes in and hits a backdrop. Elbow drop into a legdrop by Kaz gets two. Don Callis joins the commentary booth. More double team offense by the former tag champs. They flip over Daniels and Matt clothelines Kaz then poses. They go outside and then hit a powerbomb on the apron while we go picture in picture.
We're back and SCU hits a double team powerbomb on Nick for two. Matt comes back in and eats a Celebrity Rehab. They set up for the BME but Matt breaks it up. Kicks by Nick Jackson followed by a bulldog. Cheap shot to Daniels and then the facebuster to Kaz. Superkick to Daniels on the outside post, and we see some color. He gets back on the apron and Kaz hits a rope assisted cutter for two. He goes to check on his partner and then gets double teamed with kicks. Buckle bomb by Matt Jackson. Kaz hits a Northern Lights Suplex to Matt on his brother for two. Kaz rolls him up but Doc Gallows distracts the ref. He knocks Matt out of the ring and hits a STYLES CLASH! Allen Jones on line one. The Bucks get the superkick into a tombstone piledriver. Daniels gets back in and breaks up the pin. Angels Wings! He tags in an unconscious Kaz and eats a spear from Matt. Matt flips him over as he attempts the Angels Wings. Daniels is out of gas. Matt Jackson mocks Shawn Michaels' "Im' sorry I love you" and kicks Daniels for a two count. Daniels with the uranage. He tries for the BME but is able to connect. Nick Jackson is able to break it up. Daniels clotheslines Anderson but while the ref is distracted Matt kicks Kaz and hits Daniels with Brandon Cutler's cold spray. Only gets two. Superkick party to Daniels gets the three count. [****] If that's SCU's last match, what a way to go! The Bucks are playing the heels to the tilt, and they went out like valiant warriors.
Eddie Kingston and Moxley has a camera crew with them as they destroy the Elite's locker room.
After the break we see Kaz and Daniels hug.
Dasha is with Christian Cage. He says that he has an open challenge for next week. In addition, he will be in the Casino Battle Royale at Double or Nothing. Matt Sydal comes to interrupt and says that he signed that open contract and will meet him next week.
Orange Cassidy vs. PAC (Winner faces Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship at Double or Nothing)
OC offers his shades to PAC and the bastard breaks them. Beach break! He only gets two out of it. He jumps out of the ring and hits a suicida on the outside as we go picture in picture.
We're back and PAC is throwing Cassidy into the barricades. They go back into the ring and he turns OC inside out with the drop kicks. PAC goes up top and hits a sick dropkick on OC. He goes up top again and hits a drop kick on OC from behind. He goes up for the Red Arrow but Cassidy rolls out of the way. He goes to pick up Cassidy but gets rolled up. Kicks by PAC into a thrust kick. Lager bomb gets two. They battle some more as we go picture in picture.
We're back and PAC continues to stalk the ring. Suddenly, Callis comes out to challenge PAC to wrap this up. As the ref is distracted, Kenny Omega comes out and blasts PAC with the belt. They can't answer the 10 count and the ref calls the match. As Omega starts bragging, Tony Schiavone comes in with a microphone, Omega calls for the shades he stole last week from OC. Schiavone says it is a three way match for the title at Double or Nothing: Omega vs. PAC vs. Orange Cassidy.
The Elite come back to see their locker room yet they talk trash. Next week the Young Bucks face the Varsity Blondes. Afterwards they call out Moxley and Kingston to meet at Double or Nothing.
Marvez is with Hangman Page who is with the Dark Order. He says that Brian Cage got him with a lot of help, but challenges him to a one on one at Double or Nothing, with out Team Taz.
The Pinnacle shows up, with MJF wearing a crown. He says for the crowd to bow to the group. He brings up the ratings, and then asks if the fans would like a rematch, but they don't get what they want. Tully gets on the stick and says that the Pinnacle took every shot from the Inner Circle yet still won. We get the sound of horns and its the Inner Circle with the crate (?). Jericho (who you could clearly see earlier) comes out with his arm in a brace and asks for a rematch. MJF says no. They get sprayed and challenges Inner Circle to another Stadium Stampede, and MJF says that if they lose, the IC has to break up.
JR is with Dr. Britt Baker who says that she is ready to become champion at Double or Nothing.
Thunder Rosa vs. Jazmin Allure
Rosa makes quick work of Allure, getting off chops and throws her in the corner. She gets the armbar for the quick victory. [*]
Next week NWA Women's Champion Serena Deeb faces Red Velvet.
Jade Cargill is with Tony Schiavone, and she says that the offers are weak, and she handles her own business.
Darby Allin in another black and white video saying that Miro has done nothing since showing up in AEW.
TNT Championship Match: Darby Allin vs. Miro
Before the bell is run, Darby is selling the injuries from last week. Miro attacks him at the ropes and throws Darby around like a ragdoll, telling the referee to ring the bell. He continues to throw him around the barricade. They go back in and the ref asks Darby if he can continue. He says yes and they ring the bell. Miro with the thrust kick for two. Miro celebrates but the ref tells him the match isn't over. Darby hits him with a drop kick from the outside and then with the cannonball, but Darby bounces off him like he jumped into a wall. He goes up top for the Coffin Drop Elbow but eats a release suplex. We go picture in picture.
We're back and Miro is taunting Darby. During the break Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky jump Sting. Notice Miro is wearing the TNT shorts. He gets a gutwrench on Darby. Sting seems to have recovered. Miro gets a tight waistlock. He goes in the corner and Darby gets a sleeper. Miro grabs the ropes to break the hold. They go outside and Darby puts on another sleeper but Miro runs into the AEW sign near the steel steps. Miro drags Darby into the ring. He kicks Darby in the back and slams his arms to the ground. He keeps working the shoulder. He tosses him to the ground. He gets a pound from Sting while Miro arrogantly looks on. Darby slaps him and knocks him down with a series of kicks and a cutter. Inside cradle gets two. Another stunner and Darby goes for the Coffin Drop Elbow. Miro catches him and throws him into the ropes. Code Red almost gets two. Game Over! Darby passes out and NEW TNT CHAMPION! [****] Great psychology and they did the big man/little man spot. Not a fan of the afterbirth events but it didn't affect the end result.