Results by Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
January 5, 2022
Newark, NJ (Prudential Center)
Commentary: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone & Excalibur
Quick Match Results
- AEW World Championship: Hangman Page (c) defeated Bryan Danielson via Buckshot Lariat
- “The Captain” Shawn Dean defeated MJF by disqualification when CM Punk hit Dean with the GTS to purposefully DQ MJF
- Wardlow defeated Antonio Zambrano via Powerbomb Symphony
- TBS Championship Tournament Final: Jade Cargill defeated Ruby Soho via Jaded off the middle rope – New TBS Champion
- Malakai Black defeated Brian Pillman Jr. via spin kick
- AEW World Tag Team Championship: Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus defeated Lucha Brothers (c) via roll up counter by Jungle Boy on Penta – New Tag Team Champions
AEW World Championship
Hangman Page (c) vs. Bryan Danielson
If this match goes to a 60 minute time limit draw, the winner will be selected by a panel of judges. The judges for this match are Jerry Lynn, Mark Henry and Paul Wight.
Danielson stalls in the beginning and taunts Page every time Page tries to get things going. It backfires, though, as Page hits a Tope Suicida onto Danielson on the outside! Page goes for the Golden Moonsault off the top but Danielson moves and Page lands on his feet. Dragon charges at Page but eats a Pop-Up Apron Bomb!
Page rolls Danielson into the ring and Page sets up for the Buckshot Lariat but Danielson rolls to the floor again. Page goes for another Tope but this time Danielson catches him in midair and flings him into the barricade! Page seems to have injured his arm on the dive, so Danielson goes to town on it kicking and stomping his arm.
In the ring, Danielson works Page over in the corner and when Page tries to fight back Danielson assaults the arm again. He traps the arm on the mat and stomps on it. Danielson goes for a Cross Body but Page catches him and hits a Fall Away Slam but immediately grabs his arm. Hangman hits a Springboard Lariat knocking Danielson off the apron and then hits a Slingshot Plancha on the outside.
Back in the ring, Page goes to the top and hits a Flying Clothesline for two. He keeps grabbing his arm every time he throws a punch or clothesline. Page charges at Danielson but Dragon backdrops him to the floor. Dragon goes for a Tope Suicida but Page catches him and hits a Northern Lights Suplex on the floor! Page charges at Dragon again and this time Danielson drop toe holds Page sending him into the ring steps and Page is busted open.
Danielson goes to work on Page’s cut and then hits a Suplex and hits a series of elbows to the face before locking in the Fujiwara Armbar on his injured arm! Dragon lets go of the submission and starts trying to open the cut up more. Danielson goes for a Cross Body but Page catches him in midair and hits a DVD! Both men are down but both manage to get back to their feet before the 10-count. Danielson goes for a German Suplex but Hangman lands on his feet and then ducks a Roaring Elbow attempt and hits a German Suplex of his own for two!
Danielson attacks Page’s arm again but Page meets him with a Cowboy Kick. Page goes for a Suplex but Danielson blocks it only for Page to counter and attempt a Suplex to the floor. Both men land on their feet on the outside and Danielson shoves Page’s face into the ring post. Dragon tries to slam Page’s face into the post again but this time Page pulls Danielson’s face into the post repeatedly opening up a cut on Danielson’s head. Hangman starts elbowing Danielson in the face and then Page does jumping jacks to show he’s okay but his head is leaking big time.
Hangman and Danielson headbutt the shit out of each other on the top rope and then Page hits a Moonsault Slam! 1…2…NO Danielson kicks out! Dragon is bleeding like a stuck pig! Page hits the Dead Eye on the outside and then goes for the Buckshot Lariat but Danielson literally collapses causing Page to miss it. Danielson then surprises him with a school boy! 1…2…NO Page kicks out and then Danielson immediately locks in the LaBell Lock!
Page fights it and manages to crawl up onto his knees and counter into a Catapult sending Dragon over the top! Danielson grabs on to the top rope and then eats a Cowboy Kick knocking Dragon to the floor. Page hits the Golden Moonsault! Page rolls Dragon back in the ring and then ducks a Bcukshot Lariat and hits the Busaiku Knee! 1…2…NO Page kicks out!
Page and Danielson start headbutting each other again! Danielson hits a Roundhouse Kick and then a Roaring Elbow! He goes for another Roundhouse but Page ducks and goes for Dead Eye but Danielson counters into the Gotch Piledriver! 1…2…NO Page kicks out again! Danielson traps Page’s arms and starts stomping him in the face over and over and then goes for the Busaiku Knee again but this time Page nails him with the Pop-Up Powerbomb!
He goes to cover him but Danielson catches him with a Triangle! Page fights it and then goes for another submission but Page fights out of it, as well. Page hits a Backdrop Driver and then hits the Buckshot Lariat! 1…2…3!
Winner & STILL World Champ: Page via pinfall (Buckshot Lariat)
Backstage: The Acclaimed
The Acclaimed cut a promo on Sting and Darby Allin. Max Caster says they’ll premier a new music video next week, likely a diss song on Sting and Allin.
MJF vs. “The Captain” Shawn Dean
As the bell ring, CM Punk runs out and MJF retreats. Punk then hits the GTS on Dean causing MJF to get disqualified!
Winner: Dean via DQ
In-Ring: MJF, CM Punk
Punk says this happens every single week until MJF stops being a little bitch and faces him. MJF says that everything coming out of Punk is fake. He says that all the fans are fooled about Punk but he knows the truth because without him CM Punk is nothing. He says that he makes Punk relevant again and Schiavone says he calls bullshit on that. MJF says that Punk isn’t the guy he used to be and he sold Tony Khan on a bill of goods.
MJF says he finds it odd that Punk got so offended at MJF comparing himself to Roddy Piper and asks if Punk thinks he’s like Piper. He says Piper was actually talented enough to main event a WrestleMania unlike Punk. MJF says that if he isn’t shown the proper respect around here soon then maybe he’ll go main event a WrestleMania, too.
Punk starts laughing at MJF and says all he wants to do is kick MJF’s ass, so just stop talking and get in the ring. Punk says if MJF thinks the grass is greener on the other side and maybe he can go main event night four of a “buy one get one” show and then get released and he’ll be still there in AEW waiting on him. MJF says if Punk wants the match then next week it will be CM Punk vs. Wardlow!
Punk says that unlike MJF, both he and Piper would fight anyone, anywhere and eventually MJF is going to run out of people to hide behind and then he’ll put MJF to sleep.
In-Ring: Chris Jericho, 2point0
Chris Jericho comes down to the ring and talks about the last time he was on TBS, a match against Booker T on WCW Thunder and he said Booker cheated. Jericho says it took awhile to recover after 2point0 attacked him and he didn’t come to help Kingston, he came to get some revenge on those 2point0 dipshits.
2point0 comes out and Jericho calls them “Terrence and Philip,” aye but 2point0 reminds him of what happened the last time they saw each other. Jericho says he can’t even comprehend anything they are saying because he can’t stop staring at Lee’s square head. Parker tells Jericho to shut his mouth and says Parker looks like more like a pinhead.
Jericho grabs his bat and threatens them but Daniel Garcia comes from behind only to eat a shot to the ribs. 2point0 jumps Jericho and they beat him down until PNP hit the ring alongside Eddie Kingston and chase the heels off.
Video Package: Jake Atlas
Footage of Jake Atlas’ AEW debut on AEW Dark Monday is shown.
Backstage: Adam Cole & reDRagon
— AEW on TV (@AEWonTV) January 6, 2022
In the back, Adam Cole and reDRagon talk about their match last week and Cole says the boys are back together. He says he knows Kyle O’Reilly didn’t mean to kick him in the face and the Bucks came out to make sure they got the win, too and that makes them a super group. Cole challenges Jake Atlas to a match on Rampage to remind Atlas and anyone else new that comes to AEW that he is still the guy everyone is talking about. He says he’ll buy Atlas a one-way ticket back to Orlando.
Wardlow vs. Antonio Zambrano
Spears hits the C4 on Zambrano on the outside before the match and then tosses him in the ring. Wardlow gets pissed at Spears but then hits the Powerbomb Symphony despite Spears screaming at him to just pin him.
Winner: Wardlow via pinfall (Powerbomb Symphony)
TBS Championship Tournament Final
Jade Cargill vs. Ruby Soho
Jade wars gear inspired by Storm of the X-Men, while Thunder Rosa was wearing X-23 inspired gear last week. She even has her hair dyed white. Jade starts off with an arm drag and then nips up to her feet and taunts Soho. Soho fights back with a series of strikes and then she pulls the top rope down sending Cargill to the floor. Soho punt kicks Jade off the apron and then hits a Flying Dropkick off the apron!
Back in the ring, Soho eats a boot as she went to come back in. Jade goes up top and dives off with a Flying Axe Handle. She goes back up top but Soho leaps to the top and hits a Flying Arm Drag. Soho falls through the ropes to the floor and Mercedes Martinez walks out but Thunder Rosa attacks her and they fight to the back. Soho is selling a shoulder injury.
Soho hits a series of kicks and knees but Jade doesn’t go down and then blocks a suplex attempt only for Soho to hit a Back Heel Trip. Soho hits the ropes but Jade catches her and hits a Shoulder Breaker. Jade hits the Pump Kick for two. Jade Press Slams Soho up to his shoulders but Soho escapes and hits a Saito Suplex for two!
Jade goes for Jaded but Soho counters into a rollup for two. She hits the No Future Kick! 1…2…NO Jade kicks out! Jade goes for Jaded again but Soho escapes and rolls her up for two. Soho lifts Jade up to the top rope and then leaps up with her and goes for a Flying Arm Drag but Jade blocks it and counters into the Super Jaded for the pin!
Winner & NEW TBS Champ: Jade via pinfall (Super Jaded)
Interview: Serena Deeb
Jim Ross interviews Serena Deeb and she says this is no longer about beating Hikaru Shida, it’s about beating her. JR says it seems like something about Shida eats at her but Deeb asks JR if there is any woman on her level. She says that people call her “The Professor” because she has a PhD in this shit and she’s paid enough dues for every woman in this locker room. Deeb says she doesn’t ask for anything, she demands what she wants. She says that she demanded a match with Shida next week and she is going to take 17 years of frustration out on her.
Malakai Black vs. Brian Pillman Jr.
Black immediately goes for the Black Mass but Pillman ducks and hits a dropkick. Pillman charges into an elbow from Black and then tosses him to the floor. Pillman hits a Flying Dropkick through the ropes!
Black hits a Roundhouse Kick and then just starts taunting and stomping on Pillman. Pillman fights back and hits a Flying Elbow and a clothesline. Pillman hits a Jackhammer for two. Pillman goes for the Springboard Clothesline but slips and then eats the Black Mass for the pin.
Winner: Black via pinfall (Black Mass)
Black was about to attack Pillman after the match but the Lucha Brothers come out and the lights go out. When they come back on the Lucha Brothers have hit the ring but Black is now on the ramp.
Backstage: Ruby Soho, Britt Baker, Jamie Hayter, Riho
— AEW on TV (@AEWonTV) January 6, 2022
Tony Schiavone tries to interview Soho but Britt Baker interrupts her and taunts her about not being able to win big match. Soho says that’s ironic coming from someone that can’t win a match without her goons by her side. Baker then attacks Soho until Riho intervenes and security separates them.
Backstage: QT Marshall & Aaron Solo
QT Marshall and Aaron Solow cut a promo on Hook, Hook will face Solow this Friday.
- Adam Cole vs. Jake Atlas
- Daniel Garcia & 2point0 vs. Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz
- HOOK vs. Aaron Solo
- Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. & Jamie Hayter vs. Riho & Ruby Soho
Saturday’s Battle of the Belts:
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. (c) vs. Riho
- TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Sammy Guevara
Next Wednesday’s Dynamite:
- CM Punk vs. Wardlow
- Hikaru Shida vs. Serena Deeb
- Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Dante Martin
AEW World Tag Team Championship
Lucha Brothers (c) vs. Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus
Footage of the Lucha Brothers beating Jurassic Express last year is shown as they come to the ring. Fenix and Jungle Boy start things off and immediately heat things up with some beautiful counters on each other. Jungle Boy catches Fenix with a Rana but Fenix comes back with a series of kicks. Penta tags in and Luchasaurus tags in, as well.
All four men go at it until it gets whittled down to just Pent and Luchasaurus anyway. Penta chops Lucha repeatedly but he just shrugs it off and hits one of his own. Fenix and Jungle Boy come flying in with kicks and then Jungle Boy goes for a springboard move but they cut him off. Jungle Boy and Fenix then link arms with their partners and pull off the Springboard Lucha Armdrag at the same time in a cool sequence.
Luchasaurus takes out both Penta and Fenix with kicks and then a German Suplex to Penta for two. Lucha goes for a DVD but Penta blocks it and hits a Superkick before tagging Fenix. Fenix escapes a charging Jungle Boy – who blind tagged his partner – but then he and Penta eat an Armdrag/Rana combo! Jungle Boy leaps to the apron but eats a Rope Walk Punt Kick from Fenix!
Jungle Boy hits a Rebound Lariat on Fenix and Penta tags himself in along with Lucha. Lucha runs over Fenix and Penta and hits a series of kicks. He hits a series of Flying Hip Attacks in the corner and then a Double Clothesline. Penta and Fenix fight Lucha off with kicks and then sandwich him with a Double Superkick. Fenix and Penta hit the combination Wheelbarrow 450 for two.
Penta goes up top but Lucha hits a Rana Driver on Fenix and then lifts Penta on his shoulders as Jungle Boy dives over Penta with a American Destroyer on Fenix! Lucha then hits a Moonsault Slam on Penta for two!
Jungle Boy tags in and JE go for their finish but Penta escapes and hits a series of kicks. Fenix hits a Springboard Code Red on Lucha! Penta hits the Penta Driver on Jungle Boy! 1…2…NO he kicks out! The Lucha Brothers go for the LB Driver but the lights go out causing them to drop Jungle Boy. They for the LB Driver on the apron now but Lucha pushes Fenix off the top.
Fenix kicks Lucha and then leaps off the back of Jungle Boy into a Tonrillo onto Lucha on the outside and Penta hits the Fear Factor on Jungle Boy on the apron! In the ring, Lucha Brothers hit the Fear Factor/Ghetto Stomp on Jungle Boy! 1…2…NO Jungle Boy kicks out!
Alex freaks out and pulls out a table and sets it up but Christian chases him to the back. Luchasaurus kicks Fenix but eats a Superkick from Penta. Penta goes for another one but Lucha blocks it and hits a headbutt. Fenix then dives over the top but Lucha catches him in midair and Chokeslams him through the damn table!
Penta goes for Fear Factor on Jungle Boy but Jungle Boy escapes and goes for the Kill Switch. Penta goes for the Penta Driver but Jungle Boy escapes and rolls him up! 1…2…3!
Winners & NEW Tag Champs: Jurassic Express via pinfall (rollup)
It looked like Fenix seriously injured his arm on that table spot. I truly hope he is okay.
All the tag teams in AEW come out onto the stage after the match and stare at Jurassic Express.