Results by Matt Boone of Rajah.com
May 20, 2022
Houston, TX – Fertitta Center
Commentary: Excalibur, Taz & Chris Jericho
Quick Match Results
- Trios Match: House of Black defeated Fuego Del Sol, Evil Uno & 10 via gonzo bomb by King on Uno
- Shawn Spears defeated Big Damo via C4
- Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament Quarterfinal Match: Kris Statlander defeated Red Velvet via reversing a roll up
- Bryan Danielson & Jon Moxley defeated Dante Martin & Matt Sydal via Paradigm Shift by Moxley on Martin
House of Black vs. Fuego Del Sol, Evil Uno & 10
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this AEW Trios contest. Starting things off for their respective teams are Evil Uno and Brody King.
We see some back-and-forth action and then King takes over and establishes the offensive control. He tags in Malakai Black, who picks up where he left off.
As Black continues to put it on the Dark Order member, we hear the fans cheering on Uno, and this gives him the momentum boost he needs to get in some offense of his own.
This leads to him making the tag to 10, who comes in and adds to the punishment delivered to Black. It doesn’t last for long as soon after, Black dives at the legs of 10 and locks in a submission hold.
After he is let out of the hold, we see him close enough to his corner that Fuego Del Sol decides to reach over the ring ropes and tag himself in.
Del Sol isn’t able to do much before he finds himself in the same position that 10 was just dealing with, as Black begins to beat him down before tagging in Buddy Matthews.
Moments later, Evil Uno and Brody tag in. King levels Uno and then the other two members of House of Black hit the ring for a three-on-one beatdown.
The other two members of the babyface team attempt to enter the ring to help, but end up dumped to the floor for their efforts. We then head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
When we return from the break, we see Fuego Del Sol in the midst of an offensive comeback being made by the masked fan-favorite. He takes Matthews down with a standing Spanish Fly and then tags in 10.
10 takes the hot tag and comes in cleaning house, hitting and taking out any-and-everything that moves. Black goes for his roundhouse kick, however 10 avoids it and ends up hoisting him up in a reverse wheel-barrow position for a double-team spot, as Evil Uno hits a cutter over the top-rope when he is swung over in his direction on the ring apron.
We see some more interference, with bodies all over the place in the ring. When the smoke clears, we see Black trapping Uno in a submission on the mat. It didn’t look good for the Dark Order member, but he ends up surviving regardless.
We see paired-off spots going down all over the place, with Fuego Del Sol getting turned inside out on the floor by Matthews before the legal men in the ring, Brody King and Evil Uno, wrap this one up when the House of Black member hits a gonzo bomb that scores the pin fall victory for his team.
Winners: House of Black
Once the match wraps up, we hear the theme for Death Triangle. Out comes Penta El Zero Miedo, who rolls something out on the stage. He removes the cover over the object to reveal a Double Or Nothing logo to hype the now official match between the two three-man teams at the next AEW PPV.
Backstage: Gunn Club, The Acclaimed
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 20, 2022
We shoot backstage for a quick message from The Gunn Club and The Acclaimed, who are standing by. They say that Anthony Bowens was attacked after Elevation and he’s injured, but they look forward to having a “scissor party” with him again soon.
This isn’t a joke to #ROH Tag Team Champs #FTR (@DaxFTR/@CashWheelerFTR) accepting the fight to defend their Titles against #RoppongiVice (@trentylocks/@azucarRoc) this WEDNESDAY on #AEWDynamite LIVE from Las Vegas!
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 20, 2022
As we settle back in from the break, we see Tony Schiavone standing by with the ROH and AAA Tag-Team Champions, FTR. Cash Wheeler is asked about the challenge issued by Roppongi Vice. He addresses the challenge and accepts it, before Dax Harwood adds in his two cents, closing with his usual, “Top guys — out!” catchphrase.
Shawn Spears vs. Big Damo
“The Chairman of AEW” makes his way down to the ring and settles inside. His music dies down and then the theme for his opponent, Big Damo, the former Killian Dain, hits. The big man from Belfast, Northern Ireland makes his way out as the commentators react to him being the mystery giant.
With both guys in the ring, his music dies down and the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running. We immediately see Spears using his speed and intelligence advantage to lure Damo into a big kick.
The action is on the floor now, where Spears is not able to avoid an onslaught attack from his much larger opposition. Back in the ring, Spears does get in some offense but misses a high spot off the top.
This leads to Damo taking back over, and hitting a number of offensive spots before missing a Vader Bomb attempt in the corner. This leads to Spears hitting his C4 finisher for the pin fall victory. Before dumping Damo down, he yells out, “Wardlow!”
Winner: Shawn Spears
Once the match wraps up, we see Shawn Spears jump on the microphone for a post-match promo. He touts being the kryptonite of Wardlow and then goes on to vow to prove once more that he is “The Giant Killer” when the two meet inside a Steel Cage next week in Las Vegas, NV.
Backstage: Undisputed Elite, The Young Bucks
Will we see @AdamColePro v @KORcombat in the #OwenHart Men’s Tournament Finals? And the @youngbucks threw down the gauntlet & challenged the #TheHardys (@JEFFHARDYBRAND /@MATTHARDYBRAND) to face them at #AEWDon SUNDAY on May 29th LIVE on PPV 8pm ET/ 7pm CT/ 6pm MT/ 5pm PT! pic.twitter.com/wHQ2alYPjB
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 21, 2022
We shoot backstage for a Cutler Cam segment, which features Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly talking about how they will be advancing to the finals of the first-ever Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
They give each other props and say they’ll determine the winner of the inaugural tourney. After they speak, we hear from The Young Bucks, who send a message to The Hardys about a future “super kick party.”
Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament Quarterfinal Match
Red Velvet vs. Kris Statlander
We head back to the ring where we get ready for our next match, which will be a quarterfinal bout in the ongoing Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament.
Out first comes Red Velvet, who settles inside the ring. The camera shot changes to show Ruby Soho seated at ringside with the rest of the Rampage commentary team.
The theme for Kris Statlander hits and out she comes for this tourney bout. Both ladies are in the ring and the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running.
Jericho makes a comment about being a wizard and touts his past fireball attack of Eddie Kingston, which leads to he and Soho bickering back-and-forth on commentary as the early action unfolds in the ring. The match spills out to the floor where we see some big exchanges before we head to a mid-match commercial break.
When we return from the break, we see Statlander in full control of the bout. She takes it to Velvet with a big suplex and goes for another move that doesn’t connect. As a result, Velvet takes back over.
Velvet lands some shots on Statlander, who eventually fights back and hoists her up for a Blue Thunder Bomb. This time it connects and she goes for the cover, but only gets two.
On commentary, we hear Soho talk about both ladies in the ring being her friend, and how she will have to face the one who emerges victorious in this regardless of their friendship.
Meanwhile, we almost find out who that friend will be, as Velvet comes as close as possible to winning without actually doing so, scoring a super close near fall after a high spot.
Statlander avoids being put away and hoists Velvet up for the Friday Night Fever, but doesn’t get it. Instead, Velvet rolls her up, but the pin attempt is reversed and Statlander ends up securing the win.
Winner and ADVANCING in the Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament: Kris Statlander
Once the match wraps up, we see members of The Baddies section immediately hit the ring and attack Statlander and Velvet. Soho throws her headset down and hits the ring to provide some assistance, but ends up being another victim when the TBS Women’s Champion Jade Cargill enters the ring herself to help out The Baddies.
Video Montage: HOOK & Danhausen
Behind the scenes look into training for #HOOKHausen (@730Hook & @DanhausenAD) & nemeses @TonyNese & @MarkSterlingEsq before #AEWDoN (Double Or Nothing) Buy-In LIVE at 7pm on Sunday May 29th at https://t.co/lBSV4sbfpB, right before the PPV!
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 20, 2022
We shoot to some footage that shows Hook and Danhausen training for the upcoming AEW Double Or Nothing 2022 pay-per-view. This is done in a montage style with some music, and is kept pretty short.
In-Ring: Dan Lambert, Men of the Year, Sammy Guevara, Tay Conti, Frankie Kazarian
When we return inside the arena, we see Dan Lambert and The Men of the Year in the ring. Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky take some shots at the Inner Circle no longer existing and then get down to the business at hand, which is Sky demanding that Sammy Guevara return his TNT Championship title belt.
As they continue to make demands, we see “The Spanish God” and Tay Conti appear on the big screen with the TNT title. Guevara teases damaging the belt before swearing he would never do such a thing.
Guevara then claims that while he won’t do it, his friend will. Conti appears with a sledgehammer. The belt is placed on the ground and when the two are joined by Frankie Kazarian, they give Sky one more chance to accept their challenge. Lambert refuses and the title is then broken into pieces.
Backstage: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D., Toni Storm
#ToniStorm vows to rearrange Dr. @realbrittbaker DMD’s teeth if there is any funny business in the #OwenHart Foundation Women’s Tournament semi-finals THIS WEDNESDAY at #AEWDynamite LIVE from Las Vegas!
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 20, 2022
We shoot backstage where Tony Schiavone is standing by with Dr. Britt Baker and Toni Storm for an interview segment. Baker mocks Storm, questioning her ability to handle the pressure of their upcoming semifinal showdown in the Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament.
Storm, unfazed, vows to do the same thing to Baker that she did to her friend Jamie Hayter in her previous tourney bout. She closes by telling Baker that she’ll re-arrange her teeth and become the D.M.D. of the D.M.D. herself. We shoot to a commercial break at this point.
Bryan Danielson & Jon Moxley vs. Dante Martin & Matt Sydal
Before we get down to business with our main event of the evening, we shoot backstage for our usual weekly pre-match split-screen interview hosted by Mark Henry.
“The World’s Strongest Man” introduces the two teams scheduled for the tag-team headliner. Speaking first is the duo of Dante Martin and Matt Sydal. They talk about peace, love and wrestling and vow not become violent people and stay true to who they are.
Their opponents, Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley of the Blackpool Combat Club react. “The American Dragon” says he loves pro wrestling too, but doesn’t seem as bothered by violence as his opponents.
Closing things out for this pre-match interview is Jon Moxley, who references and laughs off the talk of being disturbed by violence. From there, Mark Henry does his “it’s enough talking, it’s time for the main event!” catchphrase.
With the pre-match interview in the rear-view mirror, we get ready for the bout itself. First, the commentary team runs down some advertised action scheduled for next week’s AEW programming.
We take a quick break to shoot backstage where we have Jade Cargill and The Baddies standing by. Cargill makes one quick comment about an ass-whooping waiting for her next opponent in the Owen Hart tourney, and then the lineup as it currently stands for AEW Double Or Nothing is run down by Excalibur.
Now we head to the ring for our final match of this week’s show. Coming out to the ring first is the team of Dante Martin and Matt Sydal. The duo settles in the ring and their music dies down.
From there, the theme of Bryan Danielson hits to bring out “The American Dragon.” Meanwhile, William Regal joins the gang on commentary for this match.
With Danielson settled in the ring, his theme cuts off. The music for Jon Moxley plays and the leader of “The Paradigm Shift” in the industry makes his special custom ring entrance through the crowd as “Wild Thing” plays over the house speakers.
Straight out of the gate, we see the Blackpool Combat Club duo establish the early offensive control in this one, taking it to Martin as we hear Regal and Jericho arguing back-and-forth on commentary.
Moxley and Danielson take turns tagging in to keep a fresh man on the beaten down Martin at all times. One mistake from Mox, however, leads to Sydal finally getting tagged in.
Sydal takes the hot tag and hits the ring with fast-paced, high-flying offense. He even takes out Danielson when he tries entering the ring to help Mox out. A big leg drop on Mox leads to a close near fall from the high-flyer, and then we see “The Purveyor of Violence” start to take over.
Mox drops Sydal over the top-rope throat-first before bringing in “The American Dragon” with a tag. Danielson picks up where Mox left off, taking it to Martin as we head to a mid-match commercial break.
We return from the break to a ton of fast-paced action, as Sydal and Martin go on an offensive spree. We see one big spot on the floor with Mox and Sydal and then the camera shot changes to show Danielson and Martin on the top-rope in the ring.
Danielson brings Martin down the hard way with an incredible high spot, landing directly into his LeBelle Lock submission finisher. It looked to be all she wrote for Martin and Sydal, however Martin ends up making it to the ropes to force the hold to be broken.
From there, “The American Dragon” blasts Martin with “Yes!” kicks as the fans chant along, before tagging Moxley back into the ring. Mox hits the ring and hoists Martin up for a double-team spot with Danielson.
Instead, Sydal hits the ring and provides some assistance. We see Sydal and Martin hit an assisted dropkick that lays Mox out. Sydal hits a Meteora on Danielson on the ring apron, before Martin hits his double-jump moonsault on Mox for a super close near fall.
Mox kicks out, however, and keeps this one going as we hear fans break out into a loud “This is awesome!” chant. Mox goes for the Paradigm Shift finisher, but Martin avoids it. Mox goes for a choke, but Martin kicks off the ropes, using the momentum to roll Mox up for a pin attempt.
We see Mox kick out and soon thereafter, Mox is successful with another Paradigm Shift attempt. He goes for the cover immediately after, but somehow it doesn’t finish this one. With the action still going, all four end up in the ring. We see Mox and Danielson each hitting elbows to the collar-bone of their opponents. Mox then connects with the Paradigm Shift on Martin and gets the pin fall victory.
Winners: Jon Moxley & Bryan Danielson
After the match wraps up, as Regal excuses himself from the commentary table and joins Mox and Danielson, the Blackpool Combat Club ends up getting attacked by Chris Jericho and Jake Hager. The J.A.S. work over the duo, who begin brawling back as we hear Excalibur inform us that we are desperately out of time. That’s how this week’s show goes off the air.