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AEW Collision: March 2, 2024 (& Rampage March 1)  Season 1, Ep 37

Whoops, haha, the two week gap was definitely not that I forgot that Collision was only skipping one week due to sports instead of two weeks! It's the go-home show for Revolution, so tonight we get teased and teased. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Mar 2, 2024 - 1 comment

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: February 28, 2024  Season 5, Ep 22

Immerse yourself and really feel the history of the moment, as Sting makes his final appearance on a weekly wrestling program before his final match at Revolution. Speaking of history, Chris Jericho will face CMLL's Atlantis Jr., closing a circle that began when "Corazon de Leon" Jericho faced his father the original Atlantis 30 years ago. Oh yeah and FTR, Eddie Kingston, BCC, Hangman Page, Orange Cassidy, Nick Wayne, Kris Statlander, Skye Blue, yada yada yada... [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Feb 28, 2024 - 6 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: February 21, 2024  Season 5, Ep 21

Dynamite gets a little stochastic in the build to Revolution 10 days away, putting a lot of top names into a six-man main event, lighting the fuse on the FTR vs Blackpool Combat Club, and sending the melodrama into overdrive with a bevy of chilling promos. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Feb 21, 2024 - 0 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: February 14, 2024  Season 5, Ep 20

Happy Valentine's Day! Which of the following matchups will find love? Newly-evil Skye Blue vs "Nothing Matters, Smile Anyway" Willow Nightingale? Even newly-er evil Young Bucks vs "Please stay healthy" Top Flight? Orange Cassidy defending his International title in a Texas Death Match vs. Matt Taven? Trick question: the answer is probably Toni Storm loving her own reflection when she debuts her new "fil-UM". [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Feb 14, 2024 - 6 comments

AEW Collision: February 10, 2024 (& Rampage, February 9)  Season 1, Ep 35

Blackpool Combat Club continues to "welcome" visiting CMLL luchadors with morale-raising beatings. The top contenders for the TNT Championship have a meeting. The Women's champion and her #1 contender are both separate matches. And oh yeah, Orange Cassidy has to defend his International title from his own CHAOS teammate, "The Stone Pitbull" Tomohiro Ishii. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Feb 11, 2024 - 1 comment

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: February 7, 2024  Season 5, Ep 19

Tonight, "Hangman" Adam Page and Swerve Strickland have their third (and maybe final?) match. Darby Allin and Sting will pit themselves against Absolute Ricky and Big Bill for the AEW World Tag Team Championship in a Tornado Tag Match. And Blackpool Combat Club's three killers will face CMLL's finest in their own trios match. Which match will be scarier to the audience and bloodier for the participants? Plus, Tony Khan has an announcement that really, really, really ought to be about Mercedes Moné. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Feb 7, 2024 - 4 comments

AEW Collision: February 3, 2024 (& Rampage, February 2)  Season 1, Ep 34

A newer, forbidden-er door may be opening as AEW welcomes luchadors under contract from CMLL to two different fights this weekend. FTR and Daniel Garcia try to extend their luck as a trio, Serena Deeb makes her return to the ring, and Eddie Kingston gives someone else a chance to compete for his Triple Crown. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Feb 4, 2024 - 0 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: January 31, 2024  Season 5, Ep 18

Hangman Page and Swerve Strickland continue their toxic yaoi feud in two "dealer's choice" matches, where each of them choose each other's appointment. Moxley and Jeff Hardy have their first 1-on-1 match ever, Jericho deals with another member of the Don Callis Family and "Timeless" Toni Storm observes a match between the two biggest challengers to her title. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Jan 31, 2024 - 11 comments

AEW Collision: January 27, 2024 (& Rampage, January 26)  Season 1, Ep 33

AEW rides out the wave of big weekend news and a big PPV from the competition, but putting on some marquee shows of their own, as Bryan Danielson tangles with an AJPW all-star, Orange Cassidy perpetually defends the International title, Serena Deeb makes her return, and FTR+Daniel Garcia lock themselves in a cage with the House of Black. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Jan 28, 2024 - 1 comment

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: January 24, 2024  Season 5, Ep 17

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a trio of beef boys having lost possession of a title, must be in want of a new title.” Tonight on Dynamite, the Gates Of Agony will try to soothe the pain of losing the ROH trios titles by challenging for the AEW set. Also Thunder Rosa and Wardlow will look to add some notches to their recent singles histories and Adam Copeland will be chopped to death by a Crazy Japanese Murder Grandpa. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Jan 24, 2024 - 12 comments

AEW Collision: January 20, 2024 (& Rampage, January 19)  Season 1, Ep 32

Collision comes from St. Louis tonight, as three-fourths of the Blackpool Combat Club show up to tear strips of flesh off their foes, Matt Sydal pulls a double shift, Daniel Garcia continues to grow his legend, and THUNDER ROSA returns from the graveyards of Tijuana to have her first singles match since ::checks notes:: August 2022?? Holy cow. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Jan 20, 2024 - 0 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: January 17, 2024  Season 5, Ep 16

The world championship is in contention as Hook puts his 29-1 reocrd up against Samoa Joe. Is tonight the night Tony Khan straps a rocket to the young fella? Plus Deonna Purrazzo faces Anna Jay, Best Friends vs. serious luchadors, and we actually have all four members of Private Party and Top Flight healthy at the same time! [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Jan 17, 2024 - 1 comment

AEW Collision: January 13, 2024 (& Rampage, January 12): Battle of the Belts IX  Season 1, Ep 31

Quick maths: Rampage + Collision + Battle of the Belts = Five title defenses over four hours of AEW across two evenings! Also, Adam Page and Adam Copeland separately seek to continue their conquering streaks, Deonna Purrazzo has her AEW match debut, and Dustin Rhodes puts on a clinic. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Jan 13, 2024 - 2 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: January 10, 2024: Homecoming  Season 5, Ep 15

Dynamite returns to its ancestral home -- Daily's Place in Jacksonville. A pair of multi-person matches honor the late Brodie Lee, Hangman Page goes on a tear, and Sting takes far too much risk for a 62-year-old man. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Jan 10, 2024 - 0 comments

AEW Collision: January 6, 2024 (& Rampage, January 5)  Season 1, Ep 30

"Mad King" Eddie Kingston defends his Continental Crown for the first time against Trent Beretta, Sting's retirement tour continues, and hometown boys FTR defend their family against the vaguely-defined evil of the House Of Black. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Jan 7, 2024 - 0 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: January 3, 2024  Season 5, Ep 14

With some top names at the company set to take vacations or retire (or their contracts expire) in 2024, Dynamite begins introducing new faces and bringing together current talent in interesting new ways. This episode had several debuts, one title defense and intriguing matchups. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Jan 4, 2024 - 2 comments

AEW Collision: December 30, 2023: AEW World's End (+ Rampage, December 29)  Season 1, Ep 29

All Elite Wrestling's last show of 2023 had some last minute injury changes to the card, but still managed to find some high-melodrama closings to the chapters of certain stories. Watching it, perhaps we can divine what the next year will bring for he entire roster? [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Dec 31, 2023 - 1 comment

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: December 27, 2023: New Year's Smash  Season 5, Ep 13

Both sides of the Continental Classic Leagues had their winners decided tonight, with Eddie Kingston having the most to prove and the most to lose. Mariah May makes an announcement, and MJF finally makes a dumb babyface champion decision. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Dec 28, 2023 - 0 comments

AEW Collision: December 23, 2023 (& Rampage, December 22)  Season 1, Ep 28

Say "thank you" to Santa if your holiday wishes included: (1) a nail-biter conclusion to the Continental Classic Blue League, (2) the company's four spoooOOOOOooookiest women in a tag match, or (3) a big hoss battle, because this week you got all three. PS if you watched this week's Rampage you also got a PPV-quality luchador title match! [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Dec 24, 2023 - 0 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: December 20, 2023: Holiday Bash  Season 5, Ep 12

As AEW comes to Oklahoma City we welcome back Good Ol' JR on commentary for the finals of the Continental Classic Gold League. The next challenger for Toni Storm's title will be revealed tonight, and MJF is gonna run his mouth at some very dangerous people. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Dec 21, 2023 - 0 comments

AEW Collision: December 16, 2023 (& Rampage, December 15)  Season 1, Ep 27

As the Continental Classic nears completion, members of the Blackpool Combat Club seem to dominate as Eddie Kingston hangs on by a thread. Kris Statlander and Willow Nightingale attempt to settle scores in a streetfight, and Abadon is back so we get two women's matches on one show! [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Dec 18, 2023 - 1 comment

Special Event: Ring Of Honor: Final Battle 2023

It has been a wild year for Ring of Honor since last year's Final Battle. After tragically losing ROH mainstay Jay Briscoe in January this year, the company rebuilt itself following Tony Khan's 2022 purchase and resumed national tours. Talent from ROH and All Elite Wrestling have been mingling all year, and with the ROH World Championship and the Tag Team Championships locked down in AEW storylines, the show has compensated by adding emotionally rich grudge matches and some out-of-town spectacle to the normal lineup. Tonight's show, like all of Ring of Honor dating back to 2002, can be watched by members of Honor Club at the ROH website. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Dec 15, 2023 - 5 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: December 13, 2023: Winter Is Coming  Season 5, Ep 11

Tonight is synergy-a-plenty, as Dynamite airs from Dallas and celebrates the Von Erichs, which also handily promotes The Iron Claw (coming soon to theaters featuring MJF in a teeny tiny role), while also finishing the remaining matches for the Continental Classic. Riho gets her return match, and Samoa Joe is super-pissed off. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Dec 13, 2023 - 3 comments

AEW Collision: December 9, 2023 (& Rampage, December 8)  Season 1, Ep 26

Some tournament hopes are dashed, because the Continental Classic is a points-based tournament... and the numbers don't lie. Also, Kenny Omega in singles action, Pirate Bryan Danielson wrestles twice this week, and some smark favorites (Abadon! Danhausen! Orange Cassidy!) show up to play. Rampage and Collision were both pre-taped in Canada last week, so if the crowd seemed extra behind certain talent, now you know why. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Dec 11, 2023 - 0 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: December 6, 2023  Season 5, Ep 10

Three more Continental Classic matches will attempt to thrill the audience, while MJF and Samoa Joe fight the Devil, Adam Copeland and Christian lock up for the first 1-v-1 match in AEW, and Toni Storm gets that Turner Classic Movies rub. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Dec 6, 2023 - 6 comments

AEW Collision: December 2, 2023 (& Dec 1 Rampage)  Season 1, Ep 25

Bryan Danielson won't allow an orbital bone fracture and a Solid Snake eyepatch keep him from having his first match in AEW's Continental Classic. In fact, Collision has three CC matches, plus more enticements leading to the end-of-year PPVs. (This post going up late because I traveling until late Monday.) [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Dec 4, 2023 - 0 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: November 29, 2023  Season 5, Ep 9

With a certain soda-pop-enthusiast deciding to overturn his principles at another company, what will AEW do this week? Why, continue it's G1-style Continental Classic tournament. Also, Julia Hart is a (spooky) fighting champion, and "The Patriarch" Christian Cage is very disappointed in you. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Nov 29, 2023 - 8 comments

AEW Collision: November 25, 2023 (& Rampage)  Season 1, Ep 24

Tony Khan has taken the ballsy move of keeping Collision on Saturday night and also moving Rampage back a day, creating a three-hour block to counter-program against WWE's Survivor Series. Tonight, the Continental Classic prelims continue, House of Black vs. luchadors, and Keith Lee vs. Lee Moriarty #LeeFight [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Nov 25, 2023 - 7 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: November 22, 2023  Season 5, Ep 8

The Continental Classic kicks off in Chicago with three preliminary matches, Christian Cage goes ultra-heel with his bad dad tactics, Timeless Toni Storm accepts her award in style, plus DANHAUSEN! [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Nov 23, 2023 - 3 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: All Elite Wrestling: FULL GEAR 2023  Season 5, Ep 10000

The Young Bucks face their friend Kenny Omega, both women's titles are in contention, Sting has his last ever (?) match in Los Angeles, and AEW World Champ -- and relatively new babyface -- Maxwell Jacob Friedman must reclaim his stolen belt from Bullet Club Gold's sleazy leader Jay White. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Nov 19, 2023 - 3 comments

AEW Collision: November 17, 2023 (& Rampage)  Season 1, Ep 23

Collision moved a day up to make room for the Full Gear PPV on Saturday, effectively forming a three-hour block with Rampage. It's the go-home show, what surprises are in store? [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Nov 18, 2023 - 1 comment

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: Dynamite 11/15/23  Season 5, Ep 7

It's the last Dynamite before Full Gear. (Rampage will be rolled into the Collision post, since Collision will run on Friday this week.) All the men's matches announced for tonight are tag matches -- because why shouldn't this promotion play to their strengths? -- and the women's segment has implications for Saturday's TBS title match. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Nov 15, 2023 - 5 comments

AEW Collision: November 11, 2023  Season 1, Ep 22

A very fast moving episode of Collision fills in the blank undercard spaces for Full Gear, and also introducing Tony Khan's very own version of a G1-style tournament. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Nov 12, 2023 - 6 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: Dynamite 11/8/23 and Rampage 11/10/23   Season 5, Ep 6

Dynamite from Portland needs to asks two big questions when we're two Saturdays from now at Full Gear: Who else is coming for MJF's title? And is anyone else going to steal the show on the way there? [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Nov 8, 2023 - 6 comments

AEW Collision: November 4, 2023  Season 1, Ep 21

The Acclaimed celebrate their 69th day as AEW champs (nice), while Darby Allin practices for his 2024 trek to Everest by attempting to climb "The Murderhawk" Lance Archer. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Nov 4, 2023 - 2 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: Dynamite 11/1/23 and Rampage 11/3/23  Season 5, Ep 5

MJF has assembled a brute squad to regain his actual Championship belt from Jay White... but who's bruting who? Two title matches, plus "an important announcement" from AEW owner Tony Khan will take place on tonight's Dynamite. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Nov 1, 2023 - 7 comments

AEW Collision: October 28, 2023  Season 1, Ep 20

Yours truly was out and about yesterday, so this week's Collision post will borrow some write-up from The Wrestling Observer. This episode, MJF fights Kenny Omega to break his record for longest World Championship reign, and it must be Halloween because Abadon's got a TV match for the women's championship! [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Oct 29, 2023 - 0 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: Dynamite 10/25/23 and Rampage 10/27/23  Season 5, Ep 4

AEW comes to the hometown of Extreme to host two title matches, one ECW-pandering match, and-- what's this? A wild Okada has appeared!! [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Oct 25, 2023 - 6 comments

AEW Collision: October 21, 2023 & Battle of the Belts VIII  Season 1, Ep 19

Eat a hearty dinner, because AEW goes long tonight. Emnating from Memphis this evening, Collision will be immediately followed by Battle of the Belts VIII, for a grand total of 8 announced matches including four title defenses. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Oct 21, 2023 - 8 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: Dynamite 10/18/23 and Rampage 10/20/23  Season 5, Ep 3

Dynamite celebrates returning to it's regular slot by hosting a battle royale, a joshi queen, and featuring Kenny Omega and Jay White in two separate matches. But it might be words that hurt worst this time, as a few talking segments have potential to turn on the melodrama this week. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Oct 18, 2023 - 7 comments

AEW Collision: October 14, 2023  Season 1, Ep 18

All the main feuds on Collision get rolled into a big spicy goulash this week, also three title defenses, the return of some faces that haven't gotten much TV time in a while, and CJ and Miro flirt in the weirdest way. (This post is going up late because of NY Comic Con, so some commentary borrowed from Wrestling Observer.) [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Oct 14, 2023 - 0 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: Dynamite 10/10 and Rampage 10/13: TITLE TUESDAY  Season 5, Ep 2

Your eyes do not deceive you, although your TV channel guide might, as TNT did a piss-poor job of noting the schedule change due to sport. Dynamite is once again going head-to-head with NXT tonight. Since HHH decided to throw down hard and fill the Performance Center with top names, Tony Khan has gone on his own offensive (and has been playing hard on Twitter this week) and booked a free 730PM (EST) Buy-In on YouTube plus gotten clearance to run 10 extra minutes with an exciting 6-match card. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Oct 10, 2023 - 12 comments

AEW Collision: October 7, 2023  Season 1, Ep 17

Things AEW is not afraid to do repeatedly: (1) Make tag-team wrestling important. (2) Give someone signed away from WWE some good runway time to build to their first official match. (3) Hurt Darby Allin very badly. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Oct 8, 2023 - 1 comment

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: Dynamite 10/4 and Rampage 10/6  Season 5, Ep 1

It seems like yesterday that Year 4 of Dynamite began and here we are at the beginning of Year 5. Dynamite heads into choppy waters as WWE plans counter-programming and sports schedules begin to play havoc with airdates, so Tony Khan is keeping some cards closer than usual. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Oct 4, 2023 - 8 comments

Special Event: All Elite Wrestling presents WrestleDream (2023)

Following the extremely successful All In at Wembley Stadium, AEW President Tony Khan announced WrestleDream, to be held on the anniversary of the death of Japanese wrestling legend Antonio Inoki, at Seattle's Climate Pledge Arena. Tonight the card is STACKED with title defenses, hometown heroes, and a dream-match main event several years in the making. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Oct 1, 2023 - 5 comments

AEW Collision: September 30, 2023  Season 1, Ep 16

The AEW roster settles into Seattle to get the PNW ready for WrestleDream, and that means: (1) an all-star 8-man tag match, (2) Jericho and Omega teaming up, and (3) several guest spots for local DEFY Wrestling talent. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Oct 1, 2023 - 0 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: Dynamite 9/27 and Rampage 9/29  Season 4, Ep 52

I decided a while ago to partition Dynamite's "seasons" to begin the first week of October (since that's the week Dynamite first premiered), and that means tonight is the season finale and this Sunday's WrestleDream is like the bonus content. This week, AEW (and their co-brand partner NJPW) will do their best to whet your appetite for the PPV. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Sep 27, 2023 - 6 comments

AEW Collision: September 23, 2023  Season 1, Ep 15

This week on Collision: the past and future of the FTW title meet as Hook and Rob Van Dam team up, Julia Hart makes the next moves in her mind game on the women's division, two title defenses, plus an honest-to-gosh Texas Death Match! [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Sep 24, 2023 - 1 comment

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: Dynamite 9/20 and Rampage 9/22: GRAND SLAM 2023  Season 4, Ep 51

New York City welcomes back it's hometown scumbag MJF as AEW returns to Arthur Ashe Stadium. Four title defenses tonight, and more planned for Rampage. There won't be commentary from me until afterwards, because your humble poster will be there live! [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Sep 20, 2023 - 3 comments

AEW Collision: September 16, 2023  Season 1, Ep 14

Since Punk's exit, the roster boundaries between Dynamite and Collision have gone by the wayside, and tonight will feature yet another big Collision debut, as Matt and Jeff Hardy head to Saturdays to take on "The Righteous," Vincent and Dutch, also making their Collision debut. [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta on Sep 16, 2023 - 4 comments

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