In memory of Terry Funk.
Live from Gas South Arena in Duluth, Georgia. WrestleTix estimates attendance at 5,195.
Renee Paquette sits down to chat with AEW World Champion MJF. He's getting aroused at the thought of 80,000 people chanting his name. If the London fans treat him like Winston Churchill, he'll buy each and every one of them a pint. MJF admits that he's feeling the pressure of main eventing the biggest show in wrestling history, and puts over all the legends who paved the road for him to be here. Renee asks about his friendship with Adam Cole, which has evolved quite a bit this summer. MJF isn't used to having a real friend, he's been vulnerable for the first time in his life, but sometimes brothers have to fight and then hug it out.
The Blackpool Combat Club gather to attack Fenix, and are joined by Santana and Ortiz. Rey's friends arrive to send the BCC packing, but the damage has been done and he gets stretchered out. Eddie Kingston is beside himself.
Back from commercials, Fenix is loaded into an ambulance. Renee Paquette tries to interview Eddie, but he has no interest in talking to Jon Moxley's wife.
Earlier today, Renee Paquette has a much friendlier chat with Sammy Guevara. 2point0 and Daniel Garcia interrupt to grill Sammy for still kinda having Chris Jericho's back.
Tony Shiavone hosts the official contract signing between Will Ospreay (with Don Callis) and Chris Jericho (with Sammy Guevara) for ALL IN. First, Don explains that he'd rather make more money helping Ospreay end Jericho's career. Ospreay makes the case that wrestling Jericho at Wembley Stadium will change his life and help support his family. His contract is up in six months and someone is going to pay him millions of dollars, because he's better than Punk, Danielson, and Jericho. Will enthusiastically signs the contract, because it's rocket fuel for his future. Jericho takes credit for Will's recent success, because it was him who called him 5 years ago to talk him into toning his ring style down before he ended up in a wheelchair. Jericho says that ALL IN is the biggest show of his career, including any Wrestlemania, so he's going to prove his haters wrong by beating Ospreay. Tempers flare, and we get the obligatory pull apart brawl. This was a total "Shut up and take my money!" segment.
Renee Paquette sits down to chat with Adam Cole. He feels secure about his friendship with MJF. Renee brings up the Roderick Strong situation and the friction it's caused. Cole loses his temper and storms out. That seems out of character for Cole, something is up.
Strickland blames Fox for blowing yet another opportunity. Since Swerve can't trust Fox to beat an 18 year old kid, he can't trust him at Wembley Stadium. Prince Nana fires Fox from the Embassy, and unleashes a sneak attack by Brian Cage. Wayne and Darby return with STIIIIIIIING to send the Embassy packing. Darby extends an olive branch to Fox and they reconcile. Christian Cage (with TNT Champion Luchasaurus) show up alongside the Embassy. Christian brings up Wayne's dead father, Buddy Wayne, who couldn't have been very good because Christian has never heard of him. Christian suggests that Nick skip ALL IN so he doesn't have to see another coffin door close on someone he loves. Ew, he really went there. Fans chant “@sshole” at Christian. I'm a little confused about what all this means for ALL IN.
The real star of Dynamite, Renee Paquette, sits down with FTR and The Young Bucks. FTR dismiss the Bucks' gratitude for helping them earlier because they just want to make sure there's no excuses at ALL IN. The Bucks feel like their legacy is already established, so the pressure is on FTR to beat them. Dax Harwood makes it about feeding his family again, which annoys the Bucks. Matt thinks the Bucks will be remembered as the best tag team of all time, while FTR will be remembered as the guys who got their name from the Bucks' Youtube show.
Video promo hyping up the 4-way Women's match at ALL IN.
Renee Paquette is backstage with eternally injured Roderick Strong and The Kingdom. Roddy predicts that ALL IN will reveal the Real Adam Cole and Real MJF.
They replay the video package of the House of Black throwing Billy Gunn's boots into the trash. The Acclaimed storm into the ring and call out the HoB. The lights go out and the House of Black arrive on cue and easily overwhelm The Acclaimed in a brawl. Brody King prepares a loaded punch when Daddy @ss Billy Gunn makes a dramatic return to single handedly menace 3 tough dudes out of the ring. Billy is coming out of retirement as the Bad @ss to fight The House of Black at ALL IN.
Aussie Open take a moment to insult the fans and talk some trash about their ALL IN Zero Hour opponents, Adam Cole and MJF. There will be NO DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE and they'll still be champions, bay-bay! AEW World Champion MJF and Adam Cole march in united together. The staredown turns into a brawl, in which Aussie Open gain the upper hand! They try a double clothesline, but Cole breaks it up with a pump kick. Mark Davis runs away from the dreaded double clothesline. MJF saves Cole from Kyle Fletcher's ambush, and Cole nearly takes MJF down with a mistimed superkick. MJF hoists up the AEW title and brushes away Cole's handshake offer. MJF considers using the Dynamite diamond ring but instead gives Cole a big ol' hug. I was going to make a snide comment about how funny it was that they final segment on Dynamite's go-home show was setting up the preshow match, but they turned it around late and really poured on the intrigue for the World title match.
Final Thoughts: Shut up and take my money.
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