Live from Estero, Florida. Our hosts are Jim Ross, Tony Shiavone, and Excalibur.
Chris Jericho comes to the ring to talk, coming off a loss to Eddie Kingston at Revolution. Jericho is proud of his match with Eddie despite having tapped out. He acknowledges that he went back on his word and didn't shake Eddie's hand afterwards. He invites Kingston to the ring to make things right, but Kingston has something to say first. Eddie admits that he was afraid to face Jericho after losing so many other big matches. But, he had so many people tell him that his Players Tribune article saved their lives that he couldn't miss it. Eddie beat Jericho and then cried in his hotel room afterwards, and he doesn't care if you make fun of him, because he'll just beat you up. Eddie looks up to Jericho for what he did in the 90's, but questions the man Jericho is now. Jericho seems genuinely affected by Eddie's words and graciously shakes his hand. They're joined by 2point0 and Daniel Garcia, who put the boots to them. Santana and Ortiz run in for the save, but Jericho fakes them out and attacks with Floyd! Turns out Jericho has aligned with 2point0 and Garcia! Jake Hager comes out and pretends to be outraged for a few moments before joining in on the assault. Jericho blasts Eddie with the bat handle, then Hager powerbombs Eddie off the apron and through a table! Jericho christens the group "The Jericho Appreciation Society" and they stand tall with middle finger salutes.
Video highlights of CM Punk going to a dark place and defeating MJF in their dog collar match at Revolution.
Tony Shiavone talks to Hangman in the ring afterwards. Page takes a moment to put over Martin's effort. He marvels that Dante was thrust into a singles role after his brother got hurt, and he worked his way all the way to a World title shot. Page hopes to see Martin here again and shakes his hand. Adam Cole is disgusted by this scene and comes out to complain that his loss at Revolution was a fluke. Cole challenges Hangman to a six man tag next week, and vows to make Hangman's life a living hell until he becomes champion.
Tony Shiavone interviews Danielson, Moxley, and Regal in the ring. The crowd chants for Regal, who is properly pleased to be standing next to Shiavone on TBS for the first time in 29 years. Regal has lived a hard life and knows that his remaining time is short, it won't be long before his wife wheels him to a home. Regal tears up thanking Tony for helping him years ago. Not long ago, Regal had checked out on wrestling, but is back because he caught wind that Danielson was going to wrestle Moxley. He credits Danielson for keeping his name alive and being the wrestler that he should have been. He credits Moxley for being the kind of rogue that Regal wanted to be. Regal puts over Danielson and Moxley as the perfect combination and puts the tag team division on notice. If you missed this promo, go find it, Regal relished the chance to talk and really put his soul into this.
The Dark Order are standing by backstage. Hangman stops by to apologize for losing his temper with them. John Silver wants to know who Hangman's partners will be against Cole, and Hangman sheepishly admits that he asked Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus. The Dark Order are good sports about this, at least for now.
Adam Cole, The Young Bucks, and reDRagon lick their wounds after collectively failing to win any gold at Revolution. Cole is tired of the arguing. The Young Bucks don't want to be his partner because they're done with Hangman, but Cole claims he was picking reDRagon all along, "dummy."
Alex Marvez talks to FTR and Tully Blanchard. Pro Wrestling is Dax Harwood's first love, at least until getting married and having a child. He is having trouble going home and explaining his shortcomings to his family. Tully demands the group refocus on winning championships. Cash Wheeler says this is supposed to be about family and fires Tully!
Andrade El Idolo, Matt Hardy, and the AHFO are in the ring, and hopefully it's time to put this tired angle to rest. Hardy admits that everytime he puts on a suit, he transforms into an @sshole, and Andrade would know a thing or two about that. Hardy still doesn't want to be fired from the group that he founded, and wants the AHFO members to vote thumbs up or down for his staying. Andrade, Jose the Assistant, Butcher and Blade vote no, Private Party pretend to vote yes before switching once Matt's back is turned. The group descends on Matt like a pack of wolves. Darby Allin and Sting come out for the rescue but also fall to the greater numbers. The building then explodes when the classic Hardy Boyz music hits and Jeff Hardy parties his way in to help clear out the AHFO. The Hardy brothers reunite to a big pop, but Darby stares down Jeff as if he'd eventually like a piece of him.
Tony Shiavone interviews Shane Strickland, who will make his in-ring debut on Rampage. Tony Nese interrupts, apparently jealous of Shane's debut having more fanfare than his own. Shane was wondering who would interrupt him first, so he's happy to beat Tony's @ss again like he used to.
Wardlow comes to the ring to talk, fresh from betraying MJF AND winning the Face of the Revolution Ladder match. Wardlow logically explains that he had enough of working to fulfil someone else's dreams at the expense of his own. Wardlow knew that MJF was a bad person when he signed up for him, and hopes the fans can forgive him for putting up with such trash. Wardlow explains that he grew up poor and had to watch his mother struggle to support his family, and MJF was his way of getting his foot into the door. Wardlow is still under contract to Max, but he no longer gives a damn. Wardlow dares MJF to do the smart thing and release him from his contract. From now on, AEW is Wardlow's world.
Backstage, QT Marshall welcomes Keith Lee to AEW and suggests they have a common enemy in Team Taz, and The Factory has his back. Keith rejects the offer, because he has a very large back, and leaves QT to pout.
TBS Champion Jade Cargill and Smart Mark Sterling talk to the camera about Jade's resume. She's beaten so many women, they're left wondering who's left?
Tony Shiavone reveals that Thunder Rosa will get her shot at Dr. Britt Baker in her hometown of San Antonio, and it will be in a steel cage.
AEW Women's Champion Dr. Britt Baker (with Jamie Hayter and Rebel) talks to the camera about the news. Britt thinks there's a conspiracy against her, but she's not afraid. Britt is only afraid of what would happen to AEW if carnie riff-raff like Rosa becomes champion.
VanZant dumps Conti onto Guevara and signs her AEW contract on top of them.
Final Thoughts: The first hour was fun with Jericho starting a new faction, William Regal's passionate promo, and Jeff Hardy making his long-awaited debut, but the second hour kind of fell into the trap of feeling like a formulaic episode of Dynamite. There are things about this show that have begun to feel a bit too routine for my liking, especially the way matches are structured around commercial breaks. This is a good Dynamite to watch Youtube highlights.
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