At AEW Full Gear, The Elite returned and challenged Death Triangle for the AEW World Trios Championship. In the closing moments of the thrilling contest, Fenix scored the tainted win by hitting Omega with a hammer. AEW then announced the Best of Seven series, which would end with a seventh match on the January 11 episode of AEW Dynamite (if necessary).
In the second match of the series, the two trios clashed on the November 23 episode of AEW Dynamite. At the end of the hard-fought bout, which featured several references to CM Punk in the aftermath of “Brawl Out”, Death Triangle scored the win. Matt Jackson went to use a ring bell hammer as a measure of payback for the champion’s methods at AEW Full Gear, but Penta blasted him with another hammer. As a result, Death Triangle took a 2-0 lead in the series.
The series continued on the November 30 episode of AEW Dynamite, and the trios kicked off the bout with a wild brawl around the arena. In the end, Matt Jackson stunned PAC by countering a Black Arrow for the pin and the win. As a result, they won their first match in the series, and they cut their deficit to 2-1.
In the fourth match, a crucial injury was the main story in the contest. Nick Jackson went to the back with an apparent ankle injury. Omega and Matt fought valiantly, despite being down a man. In the closing minutes, Nick limped back down to the ring, but the decision cost The Elite, as Penta nailed his wounded ankle with a ring bell hammer. Fenix then locked in a knee bar and forced Nick to tap out, so Death Triangle took a 3-1 advantage.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 15, 2022
After the bell, Omega challenged Death Triangle to make the next match a No Disqualification Match.
On the December 21 episode of AEW Dynamite, the series continued with a chaotic No DQ Match. In the end, the Jacksons hit the Meltzer Driver on Fenix on top of a chair for the win.
Here’s how the match broke down, courtesy of our play-by-play coverage:
The match starts with a chaotic brawl between the teams. Death Triangle catches The Elite with superkicks. The Young Bucks and Omega gain the upper hand. Alex Abrahantes stops Brandon Cutler from getting involved and takes cold spray in the eyes for his troubles. After a flurry of offense, Omega is standing tall until Penta hits him with a trash can. PAC, Penta, and Fenix catch Matt Jackson with a dropkick. Nick takes Fenix out at ringside and eats a slingblade. Death Triangle get some tables and maintain the advantage. Penta sets up a Christmas tree in the corner, and Omega gets driven back-first into it. Nick Jackson rallies with some superkicks. PAC ducks a superkick, and Nick inadvertently kicks a chair with his bad ankle. Omega throws a trash can at PAX and hits him with a moonsault. Omega gets a barbed wire broom and hits Fenix with it. He slams Fenix face-first onto the barbs. The Jacksons hit dives through tables on Penta and PAC. Omega hits Fenix with the Tiger Driver 98. Abrahantes stops Omega from hitting the BTE Trigger. Omega drills Fenix with a V Trigger, but Fenix counters the One-Winged Angel into a hurricanrana for a two count.
Fenix gets the bell hammer and hits Omega with it. PAC locks Omega in the Brutalizer with the tinsel from the Christmas tree for more leverage. Matt breaks it up. Each member of Death Triangle has a bell hammer, but the Young Bucks stop them. The Jacksons hit Fenix with the Meltzer Driver on a chair for the win.
Winners: The Elite
Death Triangle attacks The Elite after the match. The champions use the bell hammers to bloody Omega and the Young Bucks.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 22, 2022
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