‘DGUSA OPEN THE ULTIMATE GATE 2010’ Recap + Review – Warriors vs. Evans & Young Bucks, BxB Hulk vs. Naruki Doi

DATE: March 26, 2010
VENUE: Celebrity Theatre (Phoenix, AZ)
COMMENTATOR: Lenny Leonard
VIEWING METHOD: DVD (Personal Collection)

Open the Ultimate Gate 2010 features a six-man tag team main event as CIMA, Gamma, & Dragon Kid of Warriors takes on Jack Evans & The Young Bucks. The Open the Freedom Gate Championship is also on the line as BxB Hulk defends against the now former Open the Dream Gate Champion Naruki Doi

CHAMPIONS

  • OPEN THE DREAM GATE CHAMPION: Yamato
  • OPEN THE FREEDOM GATE CHAMPION: BxB Hulk

LINEUP

  • Jigsaw & Mike Quackenbush vs. Genki Horiguchi & Susumu Yokosuka (***1/2)
  • TJP vs. Yamato (***)
  • Jimmy Jacobs & Paul London vs. Brian Kendrick & Jon Moxley (**1/2)
  • Masato Yoshino vs. Shingo (****)
  • BxB Hulk [c] vs. Naruki Doi for the OPEN THE FREEDOM GATE CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)
  • Warriors vs. Jack Evans & The Young Bucks (***1/2)

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‘AEW DYNAMITE’ 09.01.2021 Recap + Review – 100th Episode, All Out 2021 Hype, FTR vs. Santana & Ortiz

AEW Dynamite

VENUE: NOW Arena (Hoffman Estates, IL)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross, Excalibur, & Tony Schiavone

It’s the final AEW Dynamite before the big All Out PPV on Sunday. What will AEW do to sell everyone on its biggest show ever (almost) last minute? Let’s find out! I’m pretty sure a CM Punk appearance goes without saying.

CHAMPIONS

  • AEW WORLD CHAMPION: Kenny Omega
  • AEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.
  • AEW TNT CHAMPION: Miro
  • AEW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)

LINEUP

  • Santana & Ortiz vs. FTR (***3/4)
  • Orange Cassidy vs. Jack Evans (*1/2)
  • Brian Cage vs. Powerhouse Hobbs (***)
  • Tay Conti vs. Penelope Ford (**3/4)
  • Jurassic Express & Lucha Brothers vs. Young Bucks & Good Brothers (**1/2)

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‘AEW DYNAMITE’ 06.11.2021 Recap + Review – Hangman & 10 vs. Team Taz, Pinnacle Responds to Inner Circle, Miro Defends TNT Championship

VENUE: Daily’s Place (Jacksonville, FL)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross, Excalibur, & Tony Schiavone

Two weeks after coming up short at Stadium Stampede, The Pinnacle return this week on Dynamite to answer the various challenges laid out by The Inner Circle. Also on the show Evil Uno tries to bring the TNT Championship home to The Dark Order by challenging Miro, Eddie Kingston teams with Penta El Zero Miedo and former enemy Pac against Brandon Cutler & The Young Bucks, and much much more.

CHAMPIONS

  • AEW WORLD CHAMPION: Kenny Omega
  • AEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.
  • AEW TNT CHAMPION: “The Best Man” MIro
  • AEW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)

LINEUP

  • Christian Cage vs. Angelico (***)
  • Eddie Kingston, Pac, & Penta El Zero Miedo vs. Brandon Cutler & The Young Bucks (***1/2)
  • Miro [c] vs. Evil Uno for the AEW TNT CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/4)
  • Lance Archer vs. Chandler Hopkins (SQUASH)
  • Leyla Hirsch vs. Nyla Rose (**1/2)
  • Hangman Page & Dark Order’s 10 vs. Brian Cage & Powerhouse Hobbs of Team Taz (***3/4)

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[TV Rundown] ‘AEW DYNAMITE’ 01.20.2021 – Inner Circle Tag Team Challenge, Moxley’s In-Ring Return

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross, Excalibur, & Tony Schiavone

It’s an Inner Circle tag team challenge this week on Dynamite as they fight to see which two members will compete for the World Tag Team Championship. Also on the show Penelope Ford and Leyla Hirsch throw bombs, Jon Moxley returns to in-ring action, AEW celebrates -1’s birthday, and the Sting/Darby Allin mentorship continues.

CHAMPIONS

  • AEW WORLD CHAMPION: Kenny Omega
  • AEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION: Hikaru Shida
  • AEW TNT CHAMPION: Darby Allin
  • AEW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)

LINEUP

  • Hangman Page & The Dark Order vs. Chaos Project & The Hybrid 2
  • Cody Rhodes vs. Peter Avalon
  • Jon Moxley vs. Nick Comoroto
  • Matt Sydal & Top Flight vs. Matt Hardy & Private Party
  • Leyla Hirsch vs. Penelope Ford
  • INNER CIRCLE TAG TEAM CHALLENGE: Chris Jericho & MJF vs. Sammy Guevara & Jake Hager vs. Santana & Ortiz

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[TV Rundown] ‘AEW DYNAMITE’ 01.06.2021 – New Year’s Smash Night 1, Omega vs. Fenix, Jon Moxley Returns

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross, Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, & Chris Jericho

AEW kicks off 2021 with Night 1 of New Year’s Smash, featuring a banger of a World Championship match between Kenny Omega and Rey Fenix, a…something of a Women’s Title match between Hikaru Shida & Abadon, and the return of Jon Moxley.

CHAMPIONS

  • AEW WORLD CHAMPION: Kenny Omega
  • AEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION: Hikaru Shida
  • AEW TNT CHAMPION: Darby Allin
  • AEW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)

LINEUP

  • The Young Bucks & SCU vs. The Acclaimed & The Hybrid2 (**1/2)
  • Jake Hager vs. Wardlow (**1/4)
  • Cody Rhodes vs. Matt Sydal (**3/4)
  • Hikaru Shida [c] vs. Abadon for the AEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (*3/4)
  • Kenny Omega [c] vs. Rey Fenix for the AEW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (****1/4)

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[TV Review] ‘AEW DYNAMITE’ 10.07.2020 – Jericho’s 30th Anniversary, Cody vs. Lee in a Dog Collar Match

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross, Excalibur, & Tony Schiavone

Chris Jericho celebrates his 30th year as a professional wrestler this week on Dynamite, teaming with Inner Circle member Jake Hager against the team of Serpentico and his longtime friend/rival Luther. But that’s not all that’s going on this week, as THREE CHAMPIONSHIPS are defended, one in a goddamn Dog Collar Match. It’s been about 9 months since I watched an entire Dynamite, is this going to bring me back in? Let’s find out.

CHAMPIONS

  • AEW WORLD CHAMPION: Jon Moxley
  • AEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION: Hikaru Shida
  • AEW TNT CHAMPION: “The Exalted One” Mr. Brodie Lee
  • AEW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler)

LINEUP

  • Brian Cage [c] vs. Will Hobbs for the FTW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • FTR [c] vs. The Hyrbid2 for the AEW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • DOG COLLAR MATCH: Brodie Lee [c] vs. Cody for the AEW TNT CHAMPIONSHIP (****)
  • Big Swole vs. Serena Deeb (***)
  • Chaos Project vs. Chris Jericho & Jake Hager (**)

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[TV Rundown] ‘All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite’ 10.2.19 – PREMIERE Episode, First Women’s Champion Crowned, Jericho & LAX vs. The Elite, Much More!

Commentators: Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Tony Schiavone

All Elite Wrestling MAKES HISTORY with its debut episode on TNT, bringing pro wrestling back to the network after eighteen years of nothing but Rizzoli and Isles (and probably other stuff too). I can’t lie and say I’ve real pro-AEW since its inception but after watching All Out I’ve allowed myself to get a little bit excited and goddammit pro wrestling on TNT hits the right nostalgic note for me. Let’s run down the show and see how it stacked up.

CHAMPIONS

  • AEW WORLD CHAMPION: Chris Jericho
  • AEW WORLD WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Vacant
  • AEW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant

THE LINEUP

  • Cody vs. Sammy Guevara (**1/2)
  • Brandon Cutler vs. MJF (SQUASH)
  • Adam Page vs. PAC (***3/4)
  • Riho vs. Nyla Rose for the vacant AEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • The Elite vs. Chris Jericho, Santana, & Ortiz (**)

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