AEW Fight for the Fallen 2022 Recap and Review (7/27/22)

AEW Fight For The Fallen 2022 Recap – July 27, 2022

Interim AEW World Title Match
Jon Moxley (c) vs Rush

Rush attacks Jon Moxley as he got into the ring and immediately sent him back to ringside. He tossed him into the barricade and then back into the ring. He swept the leg of the Moxley in the corner and then landed some heavy chops. He then landed some heavy chops and looked to bite Moxley on the forehead. Mox then rolled to ringside, and then came up bleeding.

Rush followed him to the outside and licked some of Moxley’s blood off his fingers. Rush grabbed a chair. Jose distracted the referee so he could attempt to use it but Moxley rolled out of the way. Rush taunted the crowd, and Moxley fired back with a suicide dive. He then landed some headbutts and slammed Rush into the ring steps. Now back in the ring, they traded chops. Rush followed up by taking the action back out of the ring almost immediately, and choking Mox with an A/V cable.

After the break, Moxley placed Rush on the top rope and raked his back. He then pulled him back into the ring with a superplex but wasn’t able to make a cover. They both got to their feet and traded german suplexes. Moxley then landed a big lariat, but Rush fired back with a snap german suplex. He covered, but only got a near fall. Rush then applied a crossface but Moxley escaped and landed repeated stomps on his face. Rush recovered and suplexed Moxley into the turnbuckles. He then placed him on the top rope but Moxley bit him on the face and shoved him back into the ring. Mox then stood on the top rope but more Jose The Assistant interference led to Andrade El Idolo shoving Moxley’s crotch first onto the top rope.

Lucha Bros ran down to even the odds, and Moxley rolled up Rush for a near fall. Moxley landed a lariat on a charging lariat, but Rush recovered quickly and landed a straitjacket piledriver for a close near fall. Rush set up for a shotgun dropkick in the corner, but Moxley avoided it and grabbed a choke attempt. Rush used a headbutt to escape, and Moxley pulled him into the Death Rider. Rush kicked out, but Moxley quickly gets Rush out in the Bulldog Choke & Rush passes out.

Winner By Submission & Still Interim AEW World Champion: Jon Moxley (STILL CHAMPION!!!) (13:27)
Rate:9 (Recommended) (Excellent opener between these 2 guys so far my fav Rush match in AEW, I wouldn’t mind if they run this back again)

After the match, we hear Chris Jericho’s music hit, and Jericho walked out on the stage with the Jericho Appreciation Society’s Sammy Guevara, Tay Conti, Angelo Parker & new member Anna Jay. Jericho’s nose was butterflied and he had a black eye. Angelo Parker demanded the AEW Galaxy appreciate them.

Jericho then grabbed the mic and told Moxley that was a great title defense and that Moxley was on a roll, but nothing like the roll the Jericho Appreciation Society was on. Jericho said Daniel Garcia & Sammy Guevara would take care of business tonight, and they had their newest member Anna Jay. She cut a promo and threatened to prove how tough she was by choking everyone in the building out. Jericho then took the mic back and said he proved how tough he was last week when he beat up Eddie Kingston, including getting cut out of a spider web of barbed wire like a horse fly. Jericho said he beat Eddie Kingston, and he would beat Moxley.

Jericho challenged Moxley for his Interim AEW World Title at Quake At The Lake and said he would be the 2x Le Champion. Moxley replied that he used to look up to Jericho, but everything he’s doing right now is crap. It doesn’t matter if he’s Le Champion, Jericho Appreciation Society, Inner Circle, Wizard, or whatever it’s all a joke. Moxley said if he wants to challenge him for the AEW World Title he wants him to leave his bag carriers at home and bring the last survivor of the Heart Dungeon, Lionheart Chris Jericho. Moxley said this was the World Title and only the best need apply.

The announce team unveiled the Trios Titles and said there would be a tournament that would eventually crown 1st Ever Trios Champions at All Out.

Backstage, Dante Martin said Tay Conti would accompany Sammy Guevara for his match later so he had his own backup and introduced Skye Blue.

We get a Ricky Starks video package that highlighted his FTW Title run.

FTW Title Match
Ricky Starks (c) vs Danhausen

Ricky Starks landed a pump kick and Danhausen returned the favor. Danhausen landed a quick blow to Ricky’s neck and rolled him up for a two count. Ricky nails Danhausen with the spear to put this match to bed.

Winner & Still FTW Champion: Ricky Starks (STILL CHAMPION!!!) (0:42)
Rate:1 (Meh it was there)

After the match, Ricky Starks said he had more in the tank and demanded the 2nd challenger. Hook answered the challenge.

FTW Title Match
Ricky Starks (c) vs Hook

Ricky Starks looked pissed off and took a swing. Hook ducked and landed body shots in the corner. He landed a headbutt and then a pumphandle suplex. Starks fired back with a right hand and a back suplex. Hook flipped out of a hip toss but ran into a spear. Starks picked up Hook for the Roshambo but he flipped out the back and locks ins Redrum submission for the submission win.

Winner By Submission & New FTW Champion: Hook (NEW CHAMPION!!!) (2:02)
Rate:3 (This was better than the Danhausen match, I’m glad the Title is off Starks he was starting to outgrow the FTW Title he needs to move on to bigger stuff)

After the match Hook held up the FTW Title, Ricky Starks & Hook fist bump then he headed to the back.

After the commercial break, Tony Schiavone Ricky Starks was interviewed in the ring with Powerhouse Hobbs. Starks said he got that FTW Title and people said it was a noose but he turned it into a tie. He made the leather and metal into Gold and he was tired of being told that he’s got to wait until next month. He said he’s earned the right to talk to the people for more than 40 seconds and that his time is now. He started to mention Hobbs who then blindsided him with a clothesline. Hobbs then delivered a spinebuster and left Starks in a heap. (Holy sh*t what a promo from Starks this was great did not see Hobbs turning on Starks)

Backstage The Acclaimed said they would roast the Ass Boys again this week, and said they had to watch their music video on Rampage this Friday to see what kind of match they are going to be with them. Anthony Bowens said that they would take out the trash boys on Friday and that everybody would love their video.

Sammy Guevara vs Dante Martin
Sammy Guevara & Dante Martin showed off some impressive agility and wrestled to a stalemate. Guevara & Tay Conti tried to leave, but Martin attacked Guevara on the ramp. He then tossed Guevara off the ramp and then dove on him with a somersault senton. Sammy regained control during the break but Martin dumped him over the top to the outside as the show returned.

Dante went for a big flying nothing to the outside, and Guevara gave him a knee lift on the way down. Sammy then performed a dive himself and tackled Martin to the floor.

Back in the ring, he covered for a near fall. Guevara went for a GTH but Martin avoided it and landed a suplex. He covered for a two count. Martin started to limp a bit and headed to the top rope. He went for Noise Dive but Guevara met him up top. He tried to toss Martin back into the ring but he landed on his feet. Martin continued to sell his leg. Conti tried to distract Dante from the floor but he ignored her. He went for Noise Dive again but Guevara avoided it and landed a double jump cutter of his own. He then followed up with GTH for the win.

Winner: Sammy Guevara (9:01)
Rate:8 (Recommended) (Great match between these guys would love to see a rematch between these 2 & go a little bit longer, I know we have to many titles in AEW but I wouldn’t mind a CuriseWeight/Junior Heavyweight/X Division Title)

After the match, Sammy Guevara continued to assault Dante Martin. Skye Blue got involved but Tay Conti got in her face. Anna Jay ran down and hit Blue in the back. They slapped and stomped on her until Ruby Soho ran down with Ortiz & Eddie Kingston to clear them from the ring. Jim Ross says its Ruby Soho vs Anna Jay on Rampage Friday but Excalibur tells JR he heard that was the rumor. (It would be confirmed later in the show)

Daniel Garcia was interviewed backstage. He said he hadn’t heard the name Bryan Danielson for a couple of months. Garcia said he had been in the ring every day while Bryan was gardening with his family. He told Danielson that if he isn’t focused, he’ll send him back home on vacation and people will call him the best technical sports entertainer in the world.

Backstage Sonjay Dutt & Jay Lethal talked trash about Best Friends with Satnam Singh. Best Friends ran up and insulted Sonjay Dutt who quickly agreed to a Tiros Match and immediately regretted it.

Inside the ring, Tony Schiavone brought out Jungle Boy for an interview. Luchasaurus then walked out with them. Schiavone asked him what was on his mind. Jungle Boy screamed that Christian Cage was the biggest p**sy that he’s ever met in his entire life. He said he’s talked all kinds of bulls**t about his entire family, and he’s the most relevant he’s ever been in his career.

Jungle Boy then said Christian is supposedly upset with him over eliminating him from a Battle Royal and costing him a bonus, which didn’t make much sense. He said the real reason is that he’s strapped for cash because his wife divorced his bitch ass. Jungle Boy continued and said that Christian is just another evil loser from the movies with a Turtleneck and a small prick. That explains the wife. He then addressed Luchasaurus, and said he was just protecting Christian for him, because no one was going to get a hold of him before he did, and maintained they are best friends. Jungle Boy then started talking about digging his own father’s grave when Christian appeared next to a backstage monitor. He said he draped a leather jacket over Jungle Boy after he gave him the one-man Conchairto but he could stop worrying about his departed father because the next thing he’ll drape over him is a body bag. He said Jungle Boy had told him all of his secrets, and now he’d prey on his weakness. (Holy sh*t Jungle Boy just cut the best promo of his career so far, can’t wait to see the match between JB & Cage)

Backstage Young Bucks started a conversation with Hangman Page and started to wish him a Happy Birthday, but they were interrupted by Dark Order. Young Bucks walked away and left Hangman with them before finishing the conversation. They then told Brandon Cutler to stop filming and he said it was awkward.

Footage was shown of Kevin Gates punching Tony Nese in the face last week.

1 On 2 Handicap Match
AEW World Tag Team Champion Shane Strickland vs Tony Nese & Mark Sterling

Shane Strickland knocks Mark Sterling off the apron and then went to work on Nese. He landed a lariat on Tony Nese and then went out to the floor. Sterling begged off and Nese attacked from behind. Strickland recovered and sent Nese off the apron and to the floor.

Sterling got involved again and pulled Swerve’s hair which allowed Nese to recover and pull Strickland off the apron as well. After the break, Nese controlled the action during the break but Strickland was smart enough to kick Nese into Sterling and cause a tag. Nese refused to leave so Serve gave him a hard right hand and a double stomp over the top to the floor. Sterling was forced to get in the ring and then nails Sterling with the House Call to put Sterling away.

Winner: AEW World Tag Team Champion Shane Strickland (6:27)
Rate:1 (This match sucked this could have been on Rampage this didn’t need to be on this show)

After the match, Josh Woods was shown standing over Keith Lee backstage. Strickland noticed this on the big screen and then got blindsided by Nese.

We then got a video from Malakai Black where he talked about Miro and said he would place him on the throne rather than have him worship it. Brody King then challenged Darby Allin to a Coffin Match and asked him what kind of flowers he wanted for his headstone

Women’s Title Match
Thunder Rosa (c) vs Miyu Yamashita

Miyu Yamashita grabbed an arm twist early which kicked off a series of mat wrestling and reversals. Thunder Rosa replied with a hip toss and a crucifix for a 2 count. They then traded several pinfalls and ended in a stalemate. Rosa attempted a suplex on the apron but Yamashita escaped and landed a leg sweep. She attempted a dive from the apron to the floor but Rosa moved. She then landed a shotgun dropkick and a big chop on the floor. Yamashita replied with a rebound kick using the ring for support.

After the picture-in-picture break, Yamashita maintained control during the break but Rosa fired up with a shotgun dropkick and a clothesline. Rosa went up top, but Yamashita caught her with a kick and knocked her back in the ring. Both women traded strikes, and Yamashita finished the sequence with a suplex for a near fall.

Rosa attempted a Fire Thunder Driver but Yamashita avoided it and landed a hard roundhouse kick for a near fall. Yamashita & Rosa traded rollups but this time Rosa kicked out. The end of the match comes when Rosa puts down Yamashita with the Fire Thunder Driver for the win.

Winner & Still Women’s Champion: Thunder Rosa (STILL CHAMPION!!!) (10:11)
Rate:6 (Great back & forth Women’s Title bout between these two ladies, I like their 1st match a little bit better)

Undisputed Elite will be back next week, along with Thunderstorm vs. Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter & Matt Hardy vs Christian Cage. They also announced Dynamite and Rampage on October 12th and 13th in Toronto Ontario Canada. (FINALLY A SHOW IN CANADA, as a Canadian I’m pumped for it)

Main Event
Bryan Danielson vs Daniel Garcia

As soon as Bryan Danielson gets in the ring he nails Daniel Garcia with a running dropkick and some hard kicks in the corner. He then performed a suicide dive to the floor and landed on his face in a concerning moment. Bryan ran Garcia shoulder first into the ring post. Garcia used the transition back into the ring to try and land some cheap shots on Bryan, but he replied with even harder forearm shots of his own. Garcia quickly shook off the offense and landed a neckbreaker. Danielson rolled to the floor, and Garcia followed to toss him into the apron. He then peeled up some padding on the floor, but Bryan surprised him with a hard forearm and some kicks. He then sat Garcia on a chair and landed a running dropkick. Bryan landed another dropkick off the top and sold it like he had lost consciousness. Garcia used the opportunity to land some hard strikes.

Bryan vaulted out of the corner and hit the ropes but collapsed coming back off the ropes. Garcia threw Bryan into the ring steps and then gave Danielson a DDT on the exposed concrete. Bryan was busted open from the DDT and was bleeding from the forehead. Garcia then rapidly stomped on Bryan’s face. He followed up with chops. They battled onto the top turnbuckle, where Garcia attempted a superplex. Bryan slid out the back and landed hard forearm shots to Garcia’s back. He collapsed momentarily and then delivered a back suplex from the top. Danielson and Garcia were down and slowly climbed to their feet.

They traded chops, with Bryan getting the better of it with kicks. He landed a final head kick and then had to drop to his knees. Bryan went for head stomps, but Garcia replied with a sleeper hold. Bryan escaped and applied Cattle Mutilation. Garcia escaped and landed some 12 to 6 elbows. Bryan ate them and landed some of his own before delivering a shoulder capture suplex for a near fall. Bryan went for a Busaiku Knee but Garcia avoided it and landed a brainbuster for a near fall. Bryan replied with a running knee and attempted a LeBell Lock. Garcia escaped to the outside, and Bryan landed a flying knee.

As Bryan returned to the ring, Jake Hager grabbed him from under the ring and allowed Garcia to recover. Garcia landed a piledriver and applied a Sharpshooter after leaning all the way back in the hold Danielson passed out.

Winner By Submission: Daniel Garcia (17:15)
Rate:10 (Recommended) (Wow what a banger between both men, please give me this rematch again)

Confirmed upcoming All Elite Wrestling television matches:

Friday’s Rampage
Lee Moriarty vs Matt Sydal
Ethan Page vs Leon Ruffin
Trios Match:Best Friends vs Jay Lethal,Sonjay Dutt & Santam Singh
Anna Jay vs Ruby Soho

Next Week’s Dynamite (Spoilers)
Tag Team Match: ThunderStorm vs Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter
Matt Hardy vs Christian Cage
Wheeler Yuta vs Chris Jericho (If Jericho loses he loses his Interim AEW World Title Match)

Quake In The Lake Card (August 10th)
Interim AEW World Title Match: Jon Moxley (c) vs Chris Jericho (As of right now)

All Out Card (September 4th)
Finals Of The Trios Titles Tournament: TBD vs TBD