So going into this match, while a Jade Cargill win would normally seem like a foregone conclusion, it was a clever promo from Dynamite that made specific mention on how Jade was already 2-0 against Nightingale and that she may be the “1” in Jade’s record.
The match opens telling the story of how Jade isn’t going to be able to use a power advantage over Willow. Commentary also put over Willow’s rapid rise in AEW.
Early into the match, Willow hits an hurricanerana on Jade, sending her to the floor and then dives between the ropes at Jade who moves out of the way but Willow still takes out Baddies Leila Grey and Kiera Hogan. Willow seeks out Jade but she manages to hit a Casadora with Willow on the steel steps. I’m digging this match. I’m invested.
Back in the ring, Jade makes some punishing strikes which are sold well by Willow. Jade takes control for several minutes during PIP but, as happens, Willow comes back with a couple clotheslines to gain momentum. They had a bit of a momentary botch on an attempted Tiaras but they so quickly recovered it didn’t effect the flow of the match. Willow would hit the move soon after leading to a Cannonball in the corner and a Shotgun Dropkick from the middle turnbuckle. Pin attempt for two.
Willow dodges a Pump Kick and then goes for the Tiaras again but this time Jade turns it into a Powerslam and then lifts Willow up into the Jaded which she hits, she flips over Willow’s limp body and pins for the win.
Post match, Jade’s celebration is cut short as Vickie Guerrero interrupts and Nyla Rose runs in through the crowd and steals the TBS Title.
Jade Cargill wins via pinfallJade Cargill wins via pinfall
- Lots of big power moves
- A bit of a hiccup on a tiaras