Posts Tagged ‘AEW Tag Team Championship’

Everybody loves The Acclaimed.

Max Caster and Anthony Bowens are the brand new AEW Tag-Team Champions. The popular duo dethroned Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland on Wednesday’s special ‘Grand Slam’ edition of Dynamite – some fans believed The Acclaimed should’ve won the belts back at All Out, but all’s well that ends well.

‘Swerve In Their Glory’ held the belts for a total of 70 days after winning them from The Young Bucks back at ‘Fyter Fest’ in July. That three-way bout also involved then-Team Taz members Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks.

Hopefully, this is the start of something special for The Acclaimed. They’ve managed to rise up through the ranks and go from slightly-grating heel unit to genuinely over babyface sensations. AEW’s fanbase was ready to see the titles switch hands on Wednesday night, and Tony Khan didn’t disappoint.

It remains to be seen what All Elite will do with Lee and Swerve now they’ve dropped the straps. They always felt like a thrown-together tag anyway, so major singles runs could be coming for both. Meanwhile, Caster and Bowens should hold the belts with distinction.

Add another match to the pile for AEW Double or Nothing, as the World Tag Team Championship will be defended in a three-way match pitting champs Jurassic Express against Powerhouse Hobbs & Ricky Starks and Swerve Strickland & Keith Lee.

Lee & Strickland knocked off the Workhorsemen in short order on Dynamite Wednesday night, then announced that that victory bumped them into the top five of ranked tag teams. This brought out Hobbs & Starks for a jaw-jacking session.

It didn’t take long for the tag champs Jurassic Express & Christian to make their way out to issue the challenge to the two teams for the upcoming PPV. This would mark the team’s sixth title defense in their four-plus-month reign at the top of the division.

The match was teased last week on Rampage when Jungle Boy lost an FTW Championship match against Starks when Swerve inadvertently caused a distraction when he tried to stop Starks from using the title belt. This led to tension with Christian, who blamed Strickland for leading to Jungle Boy’s downfall.

The tag title match will get a preview next week on Dynamite when Swerve, Jungle Boy and Starks all tangle in a three-way match of their own, which Christian said is an opportunity for JB to get his win back from Rampage.

AEW Dynamite featured the second battle royale to determine who will be added to the AEW Tag Team Title three-way match at Revolution.

When the dust settled, the former AEW Tag Team Champions, The Young Bucks, were the duo added to the pay-per-view’s tag team championship match. Matt Jackson lastly eliminated the returning Darius Martin of Top Flight to secure the victory and advance.

The Young Bucks will now be challenging the champions Jurrasic Express (Luchasaurus & Jungle Boy) and their brewing rivals, reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish), in a three-way tag team match for the AEW Tag Team Championships.  Their issues with O’Reilly and Fish were exasperated last week when Kyle fooled Matt Jackson, acting as though he was injured, so he could eliminate him.

Near the end of tonight’s bout, reDRagon appeared from the ramp and distracted Dax Harwood to help The Bucks eliminate FTR. With reDRagon helping eliminate a top threat like FTR, it looked as though there was some forgiveness and unity between The Bucks/O’Reilly and Fish. It will be interesting to see how this plays into Sunday’s Revolution pay-per-view.

FTR were under the impression that there would be multiple matches between themselves and The Young Bucks in AEW.

Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler said as much during a recent appearance on Rasslin’ with Brandon F. Walker. To date, the two teams have stood across the ring from one another only once – at Full Gear 2020. A long-awaited dream match for many fans, it was won by the Bucks, who took FTR’s AEW World Tag Team Titles in the process.

Speaking on that match, Harwood said that the match went over well in Daily’s Place, adding that he thought the teams were going to have a series of bouts (h/t Fightful):

“We did it in front of 1,000 fans and when the match was over, I cannot explain to you the emotions that went through, ‘man, we did it.’ We had 1,000 fans there and I could feel their emotions because finally, their heros had won the championships from us. I think they thought, ‘we saw who the greatest tag team of all time was’ and maybe they thought ‘we saw the greatest tag match of all time.’ We thought there were going to be multiple matches as well. Then there was a train that completely stopped all that.”

Wheeler then suggested that the Jackson brothers were avoiding a rematch as they know FTR are the better team, which is when it becomes clear that these comments are at least partly in character:

“No matter how much we wanted the immediate rematch because we don’t like losing, especially to those guys, it’s inevitable it’s going to happen and we’ve waited a long time to have that first match. We know how to be patient when it comes to this and we know that when you boil it all down and strip it down to who is the better team, they know that we are and they hate that and they are going to avoid that at all costs and they don’t want to be seen even remotely in the same area as (us) because it’s going to expose them. It is going to be a Rock N Roll and Midnight Express thing. We’re going to have some rematches and probably have rematches for the next couple of decades.”

FTR, the current AAA Tag Team Champions, have recently been on a quest to become the first two-time AEW tag champs in history. Their last attempt came on the 10 December episode of Rampage, where they were beaten by the Lucha Brothers.

It appears the seeds have been planted for a future tag team match pitting CM Punk & Bryan Danielson against AEW World Tag Team Champions, The Lucha Brothers.

Punk initially proposed the idea while conducting a Twitter Q&A on Friday. When asked to name his top 3 dream matches in AEW, Punk named singles bouts against AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and Danielson, and a Mask/Titles Vs. Hair/Beard Tag Team Match featuring him & Bryan vs. Lucha Bros in Mexico City.

On Saturday, Penta El Zero M also floated the idea of the match happening at a future AAA Triplemania event. Penta asked his followers on Instagram their opinion on the potential dream bout.

Punk & Bryan teamed briefly in the WWE during late 2013, feuding with The Wyatt Family and The Shield. At Survivor Series 2013, Punk & Bryan defeated Eric Rowan & Luke Harper in a Tag Team Match.

This past Friday on AEW Rampage: Grand SlamPunk defeated Powerhouse Hobbs in his first televised pro wrestling match in over 7 years.

The Lucha Brothers are the new AEW World Tag Team Champions.

The pair defeated The Young Bucks at All Out in a chaotic steel cage match that played out to astonishment and adulation from a sold out crowd in Chicago.

A bloody and brutal cage match started with the expected level of violence, but everything kicked up a notch after Brandon Cutler threw a thumbtacked shoe into the Champions. Somehow, The Lucha Brothers were somehow able to absorb the worst of those attacks and roared back to life.

Duelling apron piledrivers were followed by a top rope Canadian Destroyer by Penta El 0 M on Matt Jackson, and the “Fight Forever” chants rained down as the four wrestlers looked barely able to move again.

It built to a white knuckle conclusion that featured Rey Fenix soccer kicking Nick Jackson from the top of the cage before jumping down onto all the bodies below. With both Jacksons finally prone and nobody able to make the save, The Lucha Bros kept hold of their perfect All Out record (and unbeaten All Out run against The Young Bucks) with dual pinfalls.

The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix) have secured their spot to challenge The Young Bucks for their AEW World Tag Team titles in a Steel Cage match at All Out next Sunday.

On tonight’s Rampage, the Lucha Bros faced Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus) in the final match of the AEW World Tag Team Championship Eliminator. But, they couldn’t be caught when they hit several superkicks on Luchasaurus, followed by a double team piledriver for the pinfall victory.

The Lucha Bros/Young Bucks have had a long and winding rivalry that stems back to 2019. Several of their classic bouts include Rey de Reyes (2019), Double or Nothing (2019) and AAA Verano de Escandalo (2019), which saw the Young Bucks and Lucha Bros trade-off the AAA World Tag Team Championship.

Currently, the Young Bucks are the longest reigning tag team champions in AEW history with 290+ days. Similarly, the Lucha Bros are on their second reign with the AAA World Tag Team titles. They recently retained their belts against Jinetes del Aire (Hijo del Vikingo & Laredo Kid) and Taurus & Brian Cage at TripleManía XXIX.

Additionally, TNT Champion Miro called out and challenged “Mad King” Eddie Kingston to a title fight at All Out. For weeks now, Miro has spoken of Kingston, and now, their collision is set. Both men came to fisticuffs tonight after Miro overpowered Fuego Del Sol. Several referees had to hold both of them back from each other.

This will be the third championship Kingston has chased after following his arrival on AEW last year. Miro has held the championship for 105+ days.

Lucha Bros (Rey Fenix and Penta El Zero Miedo) defeated Varsity Blonds (Griff Garrison and Brian Pillman Jr.) to advance to the AEW Tag Title Tournament Finals on Friday’s Rampage.

Lucha Bros will now meet Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus) to determine who gets a shot at AEW World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks at All Out On September 5. That match takes place inside a steel cage.

Eddie Kingston and Penta El Zero Miedo defeated AEW World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks on tonight’s Dynamite.

Near the end of the match, Brandon Cutler mistakenly sprayed Matt Jackson in the face with cold spray, allowing Penta and Kingston to finish Matt for the pinfall victory.

The Good Brothers and Frankie Kazarian were also involved at ringside for their respective teams in the ending sequence.

Tonight’s match was a non-title, but Kingston and Penta earned a future title shot against the champions. Later in the show, it was announced the title match will take place next Wednesday.

NWA Women’s World Champion Serena Deeb returns next week after being on the shelf since March with a left knee injury. She will defend her title against Red Velvet.

Also announced, AEW World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks wanted to take on another top ranked tag team, Varsity Blonds, and will do so next Wednesday.

On tonight’s show, Matt and Nick Jackson retained their titles against Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian. The challengers had put out a stipulation last December that whenever they lost as a team, they would break up for good.

Below is the rest of next week’s lineup:

* Christian Cage vs. Matt Sydal

* The Young Bucks (c) vs. Varsity Blondes (AEW World Tag Team Championship)

* Serena Deeb (c) vs. Red Velvet (NWA Women’s World Championship)

* Anthony Ogogo with The Factory vs. Austin Gunn