‘WCW CHI-TOWN RUMBLE 1989’ Recap + Review – Flair vs. Steamboat, Luger vs. Windham, Loser Leaves NWA

DATE: February 20, 1989
VENUE: UIC Pavilion (Chicago, IL)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Magnum T.A.
VIEWING METHOD: Peacock

Chi-Town Rumble 1989 features a legendary World Championship match as Ric Flair defends against Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat in the main event. Also on the show The Road Warriors defend the World Tag Team Championship against The Varsity Club, Lex Luger defends the U.S. Championship against Barry Windham, and Jim Cornette teams with his Midnight Express to take on Paul E. Dangerously and the Original Midnight Express in a Loser Leaves the NWA Match.

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‘AEW DYNAMITE’ 04.20.2022 Recap + Review – Coffin Match, Punk vs. Dustin, Britt Baker Returns, Big Tony Khan Announcement

VENUE: Petersen Events Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, & Excalibur

This week on AEW Dynamite:

  • Darby Allin takes his war with Andrade El Idolo to the next level: a Coffin Match
  • CM Punk answers the challenge of “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes
  • Wardlow returns to action against MJF’s handpicked opponent The Butcher
  • HOOK makes his Dynamite debut
  • Dr. Britt Baker, DMD wrestles her first match since losing the Women’s Championship, returning to Brittsburgh to take on Danielle Kamela in an Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament qualifying match
  • Tony Khan makes a huge announcement

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‘AEW DYNAMITE’ 04.13.2022 Recap + Review – Suzuki vs. Joe, Punk vs. Penta, Jurassic Express vs. reDRagon

Suzuki vs Joe Dynamite 4.13.2022

VENUE: Uno Lakefront Arena (New Orleans, LA)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross, Excalibur, & Tony Schiavone

This week on AEW Dynamite:

  • Minoru Suzuki defends the ROH World Television Championship against Samoa Joe
  • Jurassic Express defend the Tag Team Championship against reDRagon
  • CM Punk takes on Penta Oscuro
  • Eddie Kingston teams with Santana & Ortiz against Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, & Daniel Garcia of the Jericho Appreciation Society
  • Keith Lee teams with Swerve Strickland to take on Team Taz’s Powerhouse Hobbs and New Orleans’ own Ricky Starks
  • Capt. Shawn Dean tries to make it 2-0 against MJF

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‘AEW DYNAMITE’ 04.06.2022 Recap + Review – FTR/Bucks II, Samoa Joe’s Debut, Hardys in a Tables Match

VENUE: Agganis Arena (Boston, MA)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross, Excalibur, & Tony Schiavone

Fresh off their ROH World Tag Team Title win this past Friday at ROH Supercard of Honor XV, FTR looks to make right another blemish on their record as they finally get their rematch against The Young Bucks. Also on the show The Hardys take on The Butcher & The Blade in a Tables match and Samoa Joe (who also debuted at Supercard of Honor, surprising the world) attempts to qualify for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament in his AEW debut against “Platinum” Max Caster.

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‘AEW BATTLE OF THE BELTS’ Recap + Review – Baker vs. Riho, New Interim TNT Champ Crowned

DATE: January 8, 2022
VENUE: Bojangles Coliseum (Charlotte, NC)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, & Excalibur

AEW Battle of the Belts features three championship matches, with Dr. Britt Baker, DMD defending the Women’s World Championship in the main event. The FTW Championship is on the line as well as Ricky Starks defends against Matt Sydal, and an interim TNT Champion is decided when Dustin Rhodes takes on Sammy Guevara.

CHAMPIONS

  • AEW WORLD CHAMPION: “Hangman” Adam Page
  • AEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION: Dr. Britt Baker, DMD
  • AEW TNT CHAMPION: “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes
  • AEW INTERIM TNT CHAMPION: Vacant
  • AEW TBS CHAMPION: Jade Cargill
  • FTW CHAMPION: “Absolute” Ricky Starks
  • AEW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus)

LINEUP

  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Sammy Guevara for the INTERIM AEW TNT CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)
  • Ricky Starks [c] vs. Matt Sydal for the FTW CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Dr. Britt Baker, DMD [c] vs. Riho for the AEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (***3/4)

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AEW ALL OUT 2021 Results + Thoughts – Omega vs. Christian, Punk vs. Allin, SO MANY DEBUTS BAYBAY

DATE: September 5, 2021
VENUE: NOW Arena (Hoffman Estates, IL)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross, Excalibur, & Tony Schiavone
VIEW METHOD: Bleacher Report (Fire TV 4K App)

AEW All Out 2021 is poised to be the biggest event in AEW history as CM Punk proves that Hell can indeed freeze over by returning to the ring to take on Darby Allin. Also on the show Christian Cage attempts to wrestle the World Title away from Kenny Omega, Jon Moxley and Satoshi Kojima throw bombs at each other for the f*ck of it, and Eddie Kingston tries to get Miro to redeem DEEZ NUTS when he challenges for the TNT Championship. All that plus SO MUCH MORE because goddamn man this is a stacked event.

CHAMPIONS

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

LINEUP

  • Miro [c] vs. Eddie Kingston for the AEW TNT CHAMPIONSHIP (13:22)
  • Jon Moxley vs. Satoshi Kojima (11:50)
  • Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. [c] vs. Kris Statlander for the AEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (11:35)
  • STEEL CAGE MATCH: The Young Bucks [c] vs. The Lucha Brothers for the AEW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (22:04)
  • The Women’s Casino Battle Royal (21:53)
  • THE FINAL FIGHT: Chris Jericho vs. MJF (18:20)
  • CM Punk vs. Darby Allin (16:39)
  • Paul Wight vs. QT Marshall (3:10)
  • Kenny Omega [c] vs. Christian Cage for the AEW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (21:18)

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WCW POWER HOUR 08.03.1991 Recap + Review – Six Man Bounty for the Mask Match, Squashes Galore

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Legacy of WCW continues on Jon vs. Pro Wrestling as we head into August 1991, with the first episode of Power Hour. This one features matches that have already aired in previous weeks on other programming but since we’re starting fresh on a new website I have treated them as new; future rundowns will be a lot more condensed since Power Hour tends to be mostly rehashed footage if you watch all of their other TV.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Vacant
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Stunning” Steve Austin
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes, Jimmy “Jam” Garvin, & Badstreet)

LINEUP

  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Joey Maggs (SQUASH)
  • El Gigante vs. Carl Nelson (SQUASH)
  • Steve Austin vs. Kip Abee (SQUASH)
  • Z-Man vs. Mike Thor (SQUASH)
  • BOUNTY FOR THE MASK: The Yellow Dog, Dustin Rhodes, & Bobby Eaton vs. Arn Anderson, Barry Windham, & Diamond Studd (**1/4)

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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’ 08.25.2021 Recap + Review – CM Punk Speaks, Brock (Anderson) vs. Malakai Black, Mox/King/Allin vs. Wingmen

VENUE: UW-Panther Arena (Milwaukee, WI)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross, Excalibur, & Tony Schiavone

AEW Dynamite this week features the debut of CM Punk on the flagship show, less than a week removed from his all-timer of a debut at AEW Rampage: The First Dance. The Tag Team Title Eliminator continues as well as The Varsity Blondes take on The Lucha Brothers, Brock Anderson tries to defend the Anderson family honor against Malakai Black, and Orange Cassidy gets his hands on Matt Hardy.

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

  • Orange Cassidy vs. Matt Hardy (***)
  • TAG TEAM ELIMINATOR – SEMI-FINALS: Varsity Blonds vs. Lucha Brothers (**1/2)
  • Red Velvet vs. Jamie Hayter (**1/2)
  • Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston, & Darby Allin vs. The Wingmen (***1/4)
  • The Gunn Club vs. The Factory (*3/4)
  • Brock Anderson vs. Malakai Black (SQUASH)

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‘AEW RAMPAGE: THE FIRST DANCE’ 08.20.2021 Recap + Review – The Return of CM Punk

CM Punk AEW Debut

VENUE: United Center (Chicago, IL)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross, Excalibur, Mark Henry, & Taz

Heard some guy is gonna be on the show tonight. Let’s see if that’s true.

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

  • TAG TEAM ELIMINATOR: SEMI-FINALS: Jurassic Express vs. Private Party (***)
  • Kiera Hogan vs. Jade Cargill (SQUASH)
  • Jon Moxley vs. Daniel Garcia (***1/4)

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