Matt Hardy Picked Up A Win After Bashing His Head Off The Concrete
Matt Hardy faced Sammy Guevara in a Broken Rules match tonight at All Out.
Match Recap: Sammy chased Matt around in a golf cart to start the action off. Matt took control and brought Sammy up a scissor lift. Matt went for a Side Effect but Sammy countered into a Spear through a table and it looked like Matt slammed his head off the concrete. The match appeared to be stopped but then Matt and Sammy continued fighting a minute later. Matt and Sammy battled up a scaffold and Hardy hit a punch to knock Sammy though the stage for the victory.
Opinion: Excalibur claimed that AEW’s doctor checked on Matt and he was cleared to continue the match. I don’t understand why that was the case because he didn’t look right at all after smashing head hard off the concrete. Hardy couldn’t stand up and almost pulled Sammy’s trunks off as he was stumbling around. I appreciate Matt wanting to finish the match but it shouldn’t have continued. This was completely ridiculous and the majority of this show has been a mess so far.
Hikaru Shida Retained The AEW Women’s Championship
Hikaru Shida defended the AEW Women’s Championship against Thunder Rosa.
Match Recap: Shida connected with a Hurricanana and then both wrestlers went for a Dropkick at the same time. Hikaru and Thunder Rosa got up and started trash talking with each other. Shida took control and knocked Thunder Rosa to the apron. Shida connected with a Running Knee and then set up a chair.
Thunder Rosa leaped off the steel chair and hit a Dropkick. Thunder Rosa hit Shida with a few elbow strikes and followed it up with a kick to Shida’s head. Back in the ring, Thunder Rosa connected with a Backbreaker for a two count. Shida went for a Stretch Muffler submission but Thunder Rosa escaped.
Shida went for the submission again but Thunder Rosa countered into a Hurricanrana. Shida hit a jumping knee to the face out of nowhere and followed it up with a Suplex for a two count. Thunder Rosa battled back and hit a Death Valley Driver on the ring apron.
Back in the ring, Thunder Rosa went for the cover but Shida was able to kick out. Thunder Rosa hit a German Suplex but Shida battled back with a Falcon Arrow. Shida went for the cover but Thunder Rosa kicked out at one. Hikaru hit a Backbreaker and followed it up with the Running Knee for the pinfall victory. Hikaru Shida is still the AEW Women’s Champion.
Opinion: While it was pretty difficult to get invested after the Matt Hardy debacle, Shida and Thunder Rosa put on the match of the night so far. Shida is a terrific talent and it will be interesting to see who the next challenger is.
Colt Cabana Cost Dark Order A Win
Dark Order squared off against Natural Nightmares, Scorpio Sky and Matt Cardona.
Match Recap: QT Marshall and Evil Uno battled to the corner of the ring. Scorpio Sky tagged in and beat Evil Uno down. Cardona tagged in and hit Evil Uno with a Neckbreaker for a one count. QT tagged back in and chased Evil Uno around the ring. Back in the ring, Dark Order took back control and isolated Marshall in the corner of the ring.
Colt Cabana hit QT with a series of elbows to the face and tagged in Brodie Lee. Brodie launched Marshall into the turnbuckle and followed it up with a massive Back Body Drop. QT finally was able to escape the corner and tagged in Cardona. Matt hit Colt with a Dropkick off the top rope and then a Splash in the corner of the ring.
Cardona hit the Reboot and went for the cover but Brodie put Colt’s leg on the ropes to break it up. Brodie beat Cardona down and rolled him back into the ring. Cabana went for the cover but Matt kicked out at two. Evil Uno and Grayson then took turns beating Cardona down. Evil Uno went for a Suplex but Cardona landed on his feet and hit a Neckbreaker.
Dustin Rhodes and Grayson tagged in. Dustin caught Stu with a punch to the face and followed it up with an Atomic Drop. Rhodes connected with a Bulldog on Grayson and then a Powerslam. Dustin hit Cabana with a Destroyer and Scorpio tagged in. Anna Jay hopped in the ring and Brandi caught her with a kick to the face.
Scorpio Sky hit Stu Grayson with the TKO for a two count. Cabana hit QT with a Splash off the top rope but Marshall was somehow able to kick out at two. Rhodes tagged in and Brodie caught him with the Discus Lariat. Cabana had the chance to go for the cover but climbed to the top rope instead. Cabana went for a Moonsault but Rhodes got out of the way. Dustin then rolled up Cabana for the victory. After the match, Brodie Lee flipped out at Cabana. Tony Schiavone then interviewed Dustin Rhodes backstage. Dustin said that this win was for Cody. It was then announced that Dustin Rhodes will face Brodie Lee this Wednesday on Dynamite for the TNT Championship.
Opinion: Jim Ross wishing for Anna Jay to have wardrobe malfunction during this match was incredibly creepy and just added on to an already rough night for AEW. I thought this match was decent and am looking forward to the TNT Championship match on Wednesday night.