From Daily's Place. The big news story of the day is that Dynamite is moving to TBS in 2022, but there will also be a second weekly show and quarterly specials on TNT. Pretty exciting, though bittersweet because I love the TNT tradition. Also, what does this mean for the branding of the belt currently held by Miro? Anyways, our hosts are Jim Ross, Tony Shiavone, and Excalibur.
Christian wants a piece of Taz, but they're interrupted by Ricky Starks. Ricky might be hurt but he's not waiting on the sidelines, and unleashes Team Taz onto Christian and Sydal. Hangman Adam Page saunters out, hands his drink to a confused Starks, and tries to clear out Team Taz. Hook attacks Page's leg and Brian Cage puts Hangman down with a powerbomb. Team Taz look pretty formidable when they're not cowering in fear from Sting.
Backstage promo from the Varsity Blondes, now accompanied by Julia Hart. Brian Pillman Jr. says he stayed away from wrestling for a long time because of what it did to his father, but that changed when he met the Young Bucks. At the time, the Bucks appeared to be good, family men, and changed his perception of the wrestling business. They're ashamed of what the Bucks are doing now.
Backstage promo from Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston. They are facing the Acclaimed tonight, and Moxley isn't sure who they are, Eddie knows that one guy is a rapper and the other is a friend. They want to improve their standings in the tag ranks, so they are pulling out the brakes.
The Acclaimed respond, they're ranked higher than Moxley and Kingston, and are going to knock them on their @sses.
Chris Jericho chats with Dean Malenko and doesn't have time to talk to Alex Marvez.
Tony Shiavone hosts Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky in the ring. Sky admits that he idolized Sting as a kid, but now he threatens the Stinger to step aside. Ethan dismisses Shiavone, and gushes about how they threw Darby Allin down a flight of stairs. Ethan likes to think that Darby's TNT title loss is a little bit his fault and vows to take everything from him. They're interrupted by snowfall, and Sting arrives on the stage, while Allin heroically attacks Page and Sky from behind with a skateboard. Sting (slowly) puts Sky into the Scorpion Deathlock. Sky taps frantically before slipping out. Page and Sky consider another attack, but the Dark Order shows up to end the scene.
The Pinnacle are having dinner together, but MJF can't enjoy himself because of all the mean things Chris Jericho has said about him. MJF stabs the table and promises to get the last laugh. Dax Harwood is mad that he and Cash Wheeler can't focus on tag team gold because Jericho is dragging them into this. Shawn Spears suddenly loses it on the waiter and smashes the poor guy into the table. They insinuate that this year's Stadium Stampede will not be an SNL sketch, and will be the last time the Inner Circle are ever together.
Britt assaults Shida and curb stomps her onto the belt. I think most of us can agree that it's Britt's time to be champion.
Last week, Kenny Omega and Don Callis try to check on Orange Cassidy, although Kris Statlander and Best Friends are rightfully suspicious of them. Cassidy is getting iced up after the terrible bump he took against Pac. They offer Cassidy a legal agreement to get out of the match at Double or Nothing in exchange for a future singles match against Omega. Cassidy stares off into space as he slowly rips the paper in half. Kenny warns that a One Winged Angel could hurt him even more, and tells OC to think about it.
Chris Jericho, sporting an arm brace, and the Inner Circle come to the ring to talk about Stadium Stampede. Ortiz is finished talking about the Pinnacle and it's time to fight. Sammy Guevara says he won't ever stop going after the Pinnacle, even if he has to spray them down with the bubbly every week. Jake Hager feels they have no choice but to put their faction on the line, because they want to prove they aren't schoolgirl b!tches like the Pinnacle. Chris Jericho says last week's Bubbly Bath was meant to get the Pinnacles' attention, since they're heads are so far up their own @sses. He's been questioning if Blood & Guts was worth all the injuries and loss of blood. Jericho admits that MJF hurt him, and scared his family and friends. It was all worth it for Jericho, because now he has the fire necessary to gain his revenge, and agrees to Stadium Stampede, where they'll p!ss all over their graves.
Tony Shiavone asks Jade Cargill if she's chosen a manager. She's interrupted by Mark Sterling, who wants to work FOR her, and questions why she has to settle talking to Shiavone instead of Jim Ross. Jade doesn't care for Sterling interrupting HER air time, but doesn't say no.
Pac rants about Kenny Omega, but I'm still trying to formulate my thoughts about Serena Deeb and Velvet Sky.
Ogogo mockingly throws the American flag and Cody rushes in to catch it. Ogogo stands tall with his Union Jack flag.
Alex Marvez talks to the newly split up SCU. Christopher Daniels doesn't want to talk about his possible retirement, shakes Kazarian's hand, and leaves without saying a word. Kazarian chokes up and says that no one knows just how much Daniels means to him. He's blaming the Young Bucks, Good Brothers, Kenny Omega, and Don Callis for his pain and vows to hunt them all down.
New TNT Champion Miro comes to the ring to talk. He thanks Jesus Christ for protecting him, and also for giving him strength and power to crush everyone. Darby Allin disrespected him, so he beat him up badly and took away his title. Miro wants to defend the TNT title next week, and he'll crush whoever it is over and over and over. Lance Archer interrupts. Archer competed in the first TNT Championship match and now it's his time. He hopes that he and Miro beat each other up like Godzilla and King Kong at the "sold out" Double or Nothing. Miro isn't bothered by Archer's trash talk and mocks him for using old man Jake Roberts to hold him back. Then Jake proves Miro's point by holding Archer back.
The Bucks' celebration is cut short when Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston attack and put them into sleeper holds. The Bucks pass out, so Mox and Eddie steal their shoes.
Final Thoughts: Just a good show to build up Double or Nothing. Sometimes, that's all you need.
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