Credit: All Elite Wrestling
The biggest trios match in AEW history saw tag winners The Young Bucks and Jon Moxley battle world champion Kenny Omega and Impact Wrestling tag champions The Good Brothers.
Early back-and-forth gave way to Moxley and Matt and Nick Jackson diving onto Omega, Karl Anderson and also Doc Gallows to grab control going to the break. Throughout the picture-in-picture, however, Gallows throw away in Matt, wrestling control of the match away from the babyfaces.
Matt fought his way out of the clutches of his oppressors, making the label to Moxley. The former world champion faded like a chunk of passion, providing a German suplex to Anderson, then Omega and finally, Gallows.
Anderson wisely hung Moxley up on the top rope and Gallows wiped out him with a big boot to regain the upper hand.
Moxley labeled Nick to the match and the dynamic Jackson exploded into the game, double stomping Anderson and crumbling Gallows using a backstabber. Anderson delivered the spinebuster to slow his opponent.
Moments later, with Matt Jackson and Omega the legal men, the babyface showed empathy for his friend. Omega insultingly slapped himto which Jackson finally reacted by hammering away at the world champion.
Omega delivered consecutive snapdragon suplexes and setup for a V-Trigger, only for Moxley to send a lariat out of nowhere. A piledriver to Omega followed, but Moxley couldn’t keep him down. Jackson again assessed on the health of Omega, appearing ripped even as he joined Nick for More Bang For Your Buck.
Anderson broke up the snare but Nick wiped him and Gallows out with an escalera. Back inside, the Bucks remained torn over the thought of hurting Omega. The Bucks ultimately betrayed Moxley, super kicking him set up for a third Paradigm Shift.
The Good Brothers wiped out Eddie Kingston on the stage, then added a Magic Killer to Moxley prior to turning a limp Omega over to produce the pin.
After the match, the still-reluctant Bucks rocked Moxley one last time before adopting Omega, Anderson, Gallows and Don Callis to shut the series.
Omega and The Good Brothers defeated Moxley and The Young Bucks
Not only was this a hella fun tag team game, but the storytelling was likewise top-notch.
The Bucks were loath to inflict pain on long-time buddy Omega. We knew that. We didn’t understand they would risk incurring the wrath of Moxley by knocking him out and costing him the win. The post-match blow suggests a more prepared Matt and Nick Jackson, though the looks on their faces because the reality of their situation smacked them in the face it may not be a blissful reunion.
The doubt demonstrated by the Bucks breeds intrigue, which will only intensify in the weeks to come as Hangman Page enters the name picture and the Bucks confront the consequences of their actions, most likely in the kind of Moxley and Kingston challenging for the tag titles.