The AEW World Tag Team Title Tournament reaches the FINAL FOUR!
Private Party or Lucha Brothers. SoCal Uncensored or The Dark Order. Only two teams can move on! What pairing will we see in a match for the AEW World Tag Team Championships?!
- AEW World Tag Team Championship Tournament Semifinals: Private Party VS Lucha Brothers; The Lucha Brothers win and advance to the finals.
- AEW World Tag Team Championship Tournament Semifinals: The Dark Order VS SoCal Uncensored; SCU wins and advance to the finals.
- Joey Janela VS Kenny Omega; Omega wins.
- The Young Bucks VS Best Friends w/ Orange Cassidy; The Young Bucks win.
- Britt Baker VS Jamie Hayter; Baker wins.
- PAC VS Jon Moxley; Time Limit Draw.
PLAY BY PLAY
AEW World Tag Team Championship Tournament: Private Party VS Lucha Brothers!
There’s no time to waste for the Final Four! Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy are ready to shock the world again, but can they beat the AAA Tag Team Champions to get into the finals?
The teams sort out and we begin with Fenix and Quen. The two approach as the Steel City fires up. Quen headlocks but Fenix powers out. Things speed up already, and Quen turns Fenix over but Fenix avoids the moonsault. Quen avoids the handspring then gets Fenix with a headscissors! And a dropkick! Fans cheer for Quen’s agility, but Fenix dodges and Pentagon kicks! Fenix German Suplexes Quen then dropkicks Kassidy! The fans also cheer the Lucha Brothers bending the rules. Fenix tags Pentagon and they go to Quen. The fans duel as Fenix opens Quen’s jacket, to then CHOP! The ref reprimands them but the Lucha Brothers double whip to flapjack, but Quen uses that big air to double dropkick! Tag to Kassidy, and Private Party double whip Pentagon, crisscross and Kassidy mule kicks. Quen gives Kassidy a boost for the huricanrana! Pentagon bails out but Fenix fires off kicks on Private Party!
Fenix whips Quen but Quen reverses. Fenix tiger feints but Kassidy school boys Quen to save him from the heel kick! Fenix gets an atomic drop and enziguri, leg sweep and “Say cheese!” Camel clutch double stomps! Private Party and Pittsburgh are fired up as Fenix bails out. Quen officially tags in as fans duel again. Kassidy helps Quen get up and LEAP for a big senton onto Fenix! Pittsburgh loves “A E Dub! A E Dub!” Kassidy runs, Pentagon snatches him but gets an enziguri! Kassidy runs again, but Pentagon tosses him. Quen helps Kassidy slingshot back in, for the Silly String tornado DDT! Kassidy keeps moving and wrecks Fenix with a dropkick. Kassidy sets Pentagon up for Quen’s 450 splash! Cover, TWO! Pentagon survives but Quen keeps his focus. Fans want some “Gin ‘n’ Juice!” but Pentagon KICKS Quen’s leg!
Pentagon whips, Quen reverses, but Pentagon goes up and over while Fenix roundhouses Quen back! Quen then turns around into a SUPERKICK! Pentagon tags Fenix and Fenix hops up to dumdum stomp Quen down! Pentagon hits Kassidy for good measure, and fans are fired up as Fenix tucks Quen in. Fenix gives Pentagon a boost to dumdum stomp Quen’s butt! Kassidy breaks up Cero Miedo to throw hands! He squeals then runs, into kicks! Quen is up, Lucha Brothers put Kassidy on his shoulders, and then Pentagon gives Fenix a boost, flapjack dropkick-started POISON-RANA!! Steel City is thunderous as the Lucha Brothers tag. Fenix hops the ropes and ASAI MOONSAULTS onto Kassidy! Pentagon has Quen, in the pump handle PACKAGE PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!? Pentagon can’t believe it! But fans are loving “A E DUB!” even more!
Pentagon aims at Quen on the ropes but Fenix gets in a cheap shot! The ref reprimands the brothers but Pentagon doesn’t care. Pentagon KICKS Quen’s leg again! Tag to Fenix, Pentagon KICKS, and then the brothers double whip Quen to their corner. Quen boots Pentagon but Fenix catches him, to yank Quen off! Quen huricanranas Pentagon! Fenix boots Quen to then huricanrana, but Quen handsprings through! Tag to Kassidy! Fenix can’t believe it, but he gets forearms from Kassidy. Kassidy springboards in to huricanrana Fenix! Kassidy whips, Fenix reverses, but Kassidy slides under to trip Pentagon! Kassidly slingshots over Fenix, dodges and springboards back to huricanrana again! Kassidy DIVES onto Pentagon! And then kicks Fenix away, to slingshot and ASAI onto Pentagon! Kassidy hurries back up, and he slingshots to CRUCIFIX DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives the “Jager Bomb” and a standing count begins as both men are down. The count reaches 5 but Kassidy is up to tag Quen.
Private Party double whip Fenix but Fenix tiger feints to heel kick Quen! Fenix blocks Kassidy’s kick, hands it to Quen, then runs, but into a STUNNER! Quen adds a heel kick of his own, then helps Kassidy hit SLICED BREAD! Kassidy TORNILLOS onto Pentagon! Quen takes off the jacket and goes up top, and fans fire up as he takes aim. SHOOTING STAR! Cover, TWO!! Private Party almost got another shocker! Quen grows frustrated as we hit the 10 minute mark. Fenix slips out of a fireman’s carry to roundhouse! Kassidy returns but gets a CHOP! Fenix fireman’s carry to a wasteland slam and a rain of rights! Quen shields his friend but gets a clubbing forearm. Fenix underhooks, crucifix lifts Quen, Gory Bomb Leg Drop COMBO! Fenix crawls to his corner and tags in Pentagon!
Pentagon and Quen speed things up, SLINGBLADE! Kassidy rolls into a powerbomb backbreaker! Cero Miedo echoes out again, and Lucha Brothers coordinate. Pentagon has Quen, Fenix is up top, but Quen huricanranas Pentagon into Fenix! PELE for Pentagon, GIN ‘N’ JUICE for Fenix!! Fans are loving this, but who is legal?! Pentagon is and he SUPERKICKS Quen! Pentagon hits Kassidy, but Quen Super Steiners! GIN ‘N’- DESTROYER!! Pentagon destroys the combo, and fans are reaching a fever pitch over ‘CERO! MIEDO!” Quen runs in, misses, Fenix runs the tightrope to Penalty Kick! Oh no! Dark… ARMBAR!! Fenix is up top again, Pentagon has Quen up, dumdum stomp DRIVER! Fenix DIVES onto Kassidy! Pentagon covers, Lucha Brothers win!!
Winners: The Lucha Brothers, Pentagon pinning; advance to the tournament finals
And we have the first half of our championship showdown! Will Fenix and Pentagon become champions across two promotions?!
AEW, prepare for Wardlow.
Big, bad and buff, what will come of Wardlow joining an already explosive roster?
AEW has an update on Christopher Daniels.
The Fallen Angel is resting at home after the brutal blindside attack from the Lucha Brothers. He’s surely watching to support his team, as they’re just one win away from the finals themselves. And speaking of…
AEW World Tag Team Championship Tournament Semifinals: The Dark Order VS SoCal Uncensored!
Evil Uno and Stu Grayon won a first round bye and are finally getting to compete in this tournament! Will it be even easier for them to get into the finals? Or will SCU’s Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky not only win a chance at the titles, but a chance at revenge for what Pentagon and Fenix did to Daniels?
The fans are strongly behind SCU as Kaz starts with Stu. The bell rings and Stu rushes Kaz, but Kaz quickly waistlocks him. Kaz shifts to a wristlock, Stu wrenches back, but Kaz uses the ropes to flip through and wrench to an arm-drag. Stu is up but gets more arm-drags, and then Kaz rolls back to an armlock. Stu scrambles to a rope and Kaz lets up. Stu is already upset with the referee, but Aubrey Edwards just tunes him out. Uno comes in to calm Stu down, and then sucker punches Kaz! Scorpio runs in but the ref holds him back. Stu drags Kaz over and tags in Uno. The Dark Order mug Kaz and throw a big kick! Then they hit a basement dropkick and running knee! Uno bows but fans boo as he drags Kaz up. Uno CHOPS Kaz, but Kaz kicks, knee lifts and lariats! Fans fire up with Kaz as he stalks Uno to the corner.
Tag to Scorpio, and Kaz whips Uno. Kaz ducks, Scorpio dropkicks Uno down then covers, TWO! Uno powers Scorpio to the Dark Order’s corner and Stu tags in. They mug Scorpio and then Stu whips Uno in, and Uno splashes Scorpio, to then feed to Stu’s elbow! Cover, TWO! Stu grows frustrated, but he CHOPS Scorpio to a corner. Stu knees then whips Scorpio corner to corner, but Scorpio comes out with clotheslines! Scorpio whips but Stu reverses and Uno gets a cheap shot in> Scorpio hits him back, then dodges Stu, to dumdum stomp on the back! Tag to Kaz, Scorpio hits Stu with an uppercut! Kaz runs in for the swinging dropkick! Fans echo “S C U!” as Kaz kips up. Kaz covers, TWO! Kaz wrenches Stu’s arm, tags to Scorpio, and Scorpio hops up to drop ax handles! Scorpio wrenches but Stu breaks free, goes Matrix and then PELES! Stu shoves Scorpio and Uno holds the ropes open, Scorpio tumbles out of the ring and to the floor!
Kaz is pissed but the ref holds him back. Stu taunts Kaz while Uno throws Scorpio into steel steps! Fans boo the Dark Order but Uno drags Scorpio up and into the ring. Stu covers, TWO! AEW goes picture in picture as Stu feeds Scorpio to Uno’s boot.
Uno tags back in and CHOPS Scorpio. Uno hits Kaz for good measure, then Stu whips him back at Scoprio. Scorpio sends Uno out, fights back, but Stu clobbers him with a foraerm! Stu throws Scorpio to the apron and Uno trips Scorpio up! Stu adds on his slingshot senton to the apron! The Dark Order soaks up the heat as the fans boo and even give thumbs down. Stu covers, TWO, and Stu is immediately frustrated with the ref again. Stu wraps onto Scorpio with a chinlock, but Scorpio fights his way up. Scorpio throws elbows to break free, but Stu reels him in and tags Uno. Scorpio still back drops Uno while in the waistlock! Scorpio elbows free and LARIATS Stu down! Scorpio crawls for Kaz, but Uno trips Kaz off the apron! Fans boo again but Stu urenages Scorpio down! Uno goes up, SWANTON BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Scorpio survives and fans are rallying, but Uno drags Scorpio up to bump off buckles.
Tag to Stu, and the Dark Order mug with mudhole stomps. Kaz runs in but again the ref has to keep him back. Uno tags abck in, and he stands on Scorpio’s head! The ref reprimands Uno but Uno lets up to tag Stu. The Dark Order drag Scorpio up, and Stu Penalty Kicks Scorpio in the chest as AEW returns to single picture. Stu has Scorpio with a chinlock and then he crossface forearms Scorpio down! Fans rally up again but Stu drags Scorpio up to put in the corner. Stu chops Scorpio, tags in Uno, and Uno CHOPS Scorpio, too. Scorpio fires off haymakers, but gets a throat chop! Uno suplexes Scorpio and then flexes while he covers, TWO!
But wait, what’s this? Le Champeon and the Inner Circle walk out through the crowd?! They’re headed up the bleachers! They’re apparently here as fans! But back in the ring, Uno rakes at Scorpio’s eyes, then throws haymakers. Uno hooks an arm to go after Scorpio’s face again, but the ref counts. Uno lets up at 4 while the Inner Circle go to their VIP box! Scorpio and Uno fight, Scorpio reverses a whip to a neckbreaker! Scorpio and Uno crawl, hot tags to Stu and Kaz! Kaz rallies on Stu with big elbows and clotheslines, but Stu reverses the whip, only to get flying forearms! Kaz scoop slams and then springboard leg drops! Kaz swings at Uno, misses, but gets him with a guillotine leg drop! Kaz returns to Stu, floats over to a swinging neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!
The Inner Circle enjoys watching the action while having a little bit of the bubbly. Uno gets in and gets Kaz, but Kaz slips out of the back suplex. Kaz waistlocks, rolls Uno, but Stu runs in. Northern Lights O’Conner combo! TWO, and Jericho is enjoying popcorn. Kaz goes up but Stu is after him fast! They fight up top, Kaz shoves Stu down, but Uno trips Kaz up! Scorpio runs in as the Inner Circle “cheer.” Uno turns Scorpio around, feeds to Stu’s knee trigger! Uno pushes Scorpio into Stu’s overhead belly2belly that sends Scorpio onto Kaz! Stu drags Kaz out to cover, TWO!! Kaz lives but Stu tags Uno. The Dark Order have Kaz in an Electric Chair, toss into a sit-out powerbomb! Cover, TWO!! Kaz toughs it out as Stu tags back in. The Inner Circle munches popcorn as they jeer, but fans cheer for “S C U!”
The Dark Order double whip but Kaz crisscrosses them into each other! Kaz whips Uno but Uno reverses, but Scorpio tags in! Kaz slides off Uno’s back, back stabber! Scorpio slingshot cutters Uno! Stu is on the apron, Kaz slingshots him in for a cutter! SCU gives the Dark Order Double Dragon sleepers!! The Dark Order both endure, Stu powers his way up, and rams Kaz into Scorpio! All four men are down, but the Dark Order is free of the submissions. Team regroup, Uno BOOTS Scorpio! Stu walks on Uno’s shoulder, then uses Scorpio and even the ref as a launching pad to flying monkey flip Kaz! Uno reels Scoprio in but Scoprio breaks free to boot Stu. Uno has Scorpio but Scorpio Dragon Whip kicks Uno down! Stu hits Scorpio in the corner with a forearm smash, but Scorpio chases after, only for Stu to FLY out onto Kaz! Jericho did like that.
Uno rakes Scorpio’s eyes! Then Uno grabs Scorpio around the back and under the chin, TWISTING DOWNWARD SPIRAL! Cover, TWO!?! Scorpio survives and the Inner Circle are as upset as the Dark Order! Tag to Stu as fans say “This is Awesome!” Uno has Scorpio hooked, but Scorpio pops out to shove Uno into a post! Stu leaps over all that, but into Kaz’s slingshot DDT! Kaz gets a boost from Scorpio to apron DDT Uno down!! Fans are fired up as SCU targets Stu. Stu stands, Scorpio lifts in the Gory Especial, to spin Stu into Kaz’s knee smash! #SCULater! Cover, SCU wins!!
Winners: SoCal Uncensored, Scorpio pinning; advances to the tournament finals
This one’s for Daniels! The Inner Circle aren’t pleased, but they’ll just have to watch Kaz and Scorpio face Pentagon and Fenix for the tag team titles. Who wins next week’s grudge match finals to become the inaugural AEW World Tag Team Champions?!
AEW shares footage of when Cody Rhodes arrived earlier today.
The American Nightmare has his assistant by his side as he checks in with the business side of All Elite Wrestling Dynamite. Things go smoothly enough, but will Cody have business in the ring tonight?
Joey Janela VS Kenny Omega!
The Bad Boy is back on Dynamite! He got his first win on Dark, after having some truly savage unsanctioned matches added to his career. But will he get another win in an official rematch from the “lights out” match? Or is the AAA Omega Champion on a whole new level?
Janela and Omega fist bump to show no hard feelings from Dark. The bell rings and they tie up right away. Omega waistlocks but Janela pries out to wristlock. Omega wrenches back but Janela rolls, handsprings and wrenches. Janela wristlocks hard but Omega gets up to reverse it. Omega gets up and under to shovel Janela over to a grounded armlock. Fans are dueling as Janela is enduring. Omega keeps on that arm but Janela kips up to arm-drag out. Things speed up, Janela springboards to arm-drag Omega again. Omega is up and elbows Janela back, then puts Janela on the apron. Janela holds on, but Omega clobbers with haymakers. Janlea hits back, but he shoulders into a kick! Omega boots Janela down, and the Terminator drums begin. Omega slingshots to splash onto Janela! The Inner Circle is still watching in their VIP box and Jericho jeers right at Omega.
Omega puts Janela in and Janela gets to a corner. Omega throws big hands and grinds a boot in. The ref counts and Omega lets up, to CHOP Janela! Omega whips Janela corner to corner, then runs in, but Janela dodges to let Omega hit buckles. Janela uppercuts then runs in for another! Janela CHOPS, Omega staggers, and Janela CHOPS again! Janela whips Omega but Omega reverses, but runs into a boot. Janela hops up but Omega tosses him off! Janela rolls through, takes a moment to celebrate, then sweeps Omega’s legs on the run! Janela basement dropkicks Omega out, and fans cheer as Janela climbs up top. Omega turns around to see Janela LEAP for a crossbody! Direct hit and Steel City loses their minds! The Inner Circle is not impressed. Janela puts Omega in, covers, TWO! Janela stays on Omega but Omega elbows back. Janela clubs but Omega body shots. Omega whips, Janela reverses, but Omega kicks and CHOPS! AEW has to go to break as El Campeon has control.
AEW returns as Omega wrenches and fireman’s carries Janela. “You Can’t Escape!” Rolling senton, and then Omega hops up, moonsault gets knees! Janela fireman’s carries Omega now, “YOU Can’t Escape!” But Omega does escape, and he shoves Janela into buckles! Omega reels Janela in, SNAP Dragon Suplex! Omega is fired up, he gives Janela another Snap Dragon! Jericho jeers as Omega gets Janela up again. Janela standing switches out of the full nelson, but Omega switches back. Janela elbows Omega away, but runs into a boot! Omega swings, misses, Janela Snap German Suplexes Omega into buckles! Janela gets up and climbs to the top as fans rally. Janela aims, leaps, Macho Elbow! Cover, TWO!! Omega survives but crawls away. Janela is a bit stunned, but then he sneers as he goes after Omega in the corner.
Janela puts Omega up top, CHOPS, and climbs up. But Omega flapjacks Janela onto the buckles! Omega gives Janela that third SNAP Dragon, and then a V-TRIGGER! Cover, TWO!! Omega has a wild look on his face as he fires himself up. Fans cheer as Omega locks and loads, and aims, BANG! Omega runs, but Janela dodges, rebound German! But Omega is on his feet, Janela runs into a CHOP! Omega runs, into a boot! Janela spins into a boot, and a V-TRIGGER! Omega goes to suplex, but it’s Janela with the Fisherman Buster! Both men are down but Pittsburgh fires up! The Inner Circle jeers Omega as he and Janela rises. But fans know “This is Awesome!” Janela is up first with a wild look in his eyes. Janela runs, builds up speed, and LARIATS Omega inside-out! Cover, TWO!! Omega shocks Janela and annoys the Inner Circle.
Omega gets to ropes and Janela heads to a corner. Janela climbs and aims at Omega on the apron. Swanton FLOPS, only getting apron edge! Omega snarls as he drags Janela up and into the ring. Omega runs, V-TRIGGER!! Janela is dead weight but Omega still gets him up into the Elctric Chair, ONE WINGED ANGEL! Cover, Omega wins!!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall
The Best Bout Machine beats Janela officially now, and Steel City waves the rally towels! Will Omega still be El Campeon to one day face Le Champeon?
Cody rises from his special underground entrance!
The fans go wild for The American Nightmare and his pyro as he heads to the ring! What will he have to say after the break?
AEW returns and Tony Schiavone is in the ring with Cody. Steel City erupts while Schiavone plugs Full Gear’s AEW World Championship match. Cody VS Jericho is coming, but Cody has a major announcement to give. Wait, who has the air horn? Oh of course, it is Sammy Guevara of the Inner Circle. Actually, Jericho has one, too. Fans now boo the Inner Circle for being juvenile in their disruption of this moment. Cody continues to speak about the opportunities he’s had, and he has the privilege of being the one to announce this to the world. Jericho somehow has a live AEW mic and boos Cody! Cody will take care of this.
Cody directly talks to Jericho, and knows he is here as a paying fan, but this isn’t like that other wrestling company they both came from. There isn’t some invisible wall here. Cody can step through the ropes, go up the stairs, and fight right here, right now! Fans want to see that! Jericho tells Pittsburgh to shut up. Then Jericho tells Cody he has a lot of bravado and brains, so he shouldn’t so something stupid. Cody should stay where it’s safe, because he’s a coward. Cody is “an entitled, Millennial little b*tch, yeah!” Cody takes off the jacket! Cody heads out of the ring and up the stands! But then Jericho says he has the Inner Circle, 4v1! Cody will just stand there and do nothing, and like it! So get out of the arena before Jericho kicks his ass.
But wait! Cody has back-up in his brother, Dustin Rhodes! Fans cheer as The Natural stares at Jericho, but Jericho plays it off that “big bwother” has to help “widdle Cody wody.” That’s still 4v2! But wait, there are more reinforcements. Cody and Dustin have Maxwell Jacob Freeman! MJF is Cody’s best friend, and is ready to throw down! Oh so Jericho’s supposed to be scared of a scarf? What kind of man wears a scarf?! Uh… 4v3, take your chance or get out! Wait. “It’s me. It’s D, D, P.” DALLAS DIAMOND PAGE is part of the Nightmare Family! Now Jericho isn’t so sure of his team’s chances. Cody, Dustin, DDP and MJF head up! Jericho warns them not to climb those steps, but then the Inner Circle retreats!
Fans boo and Cody wants to see who the coward is now. The luxury box has another room and the Inner Circle use it as their safe haven. MJF wraps Cody’s hand in the scarf, and Cody PUNCHES the glass! The door is open and the fight is on!! Cody chases Jericho and dumps trash on him! Jericho uses someone’s crutch as a weapon! Security hurry but fans are loving “A E Dub!” Cody smothers Jericho in Dipping Dots! Dustin and DDP brawl with Ortiz and Santana while MJF sends Sammy into condiments! Security pulls them all apart, and Jericho protests that they’re here as fans! Cody has his men stand down, and things will have to wait for when they’re all in the ring together. Will the Inner Circle get back at the Nightmare Family through legal action?
The Young Bucks VS Best Friends w/ Orange Cassidy!
Matt and Nick Jackson may not be in the tag team tournament finals, but neither are Chuckie T and Trent. However, things never stop moving, and there must always bee a contender. Will one of these two teams be poised to take on the winners of next week’s title match?
The Sloth stands in between the Bucks as they do their signature poses, and the Bucks take offense. Nick shoves Cassidy, but Cassidy gives a “powerful” Sloth Kick back! Then Cassidy SLOTH KICKS Matt! Oh my goodness! And then he puts his hands in his pockets, only to get DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! The Best Friends brawl with the Bucks, and the referee has no choice but to ring the bell!
Chuckie T throws Matt into a post and Trent whips Nick to a corner. Trent hits a corner clothesline, then feeds Nick to Chuck’s scoop. Long Dart Cutter! The Best Friends cool off and Trent clubs Nick down. Trent suplexes Nick up but Nick knees out. Nick dodges Trent to hit Chuckie T, then bobs ‘n’ weaves to fire off on Trent. Nick gives Chuck the shining wizard, then slingshots to facebuster Trent! And then handsprings ASAI onto Chuckie T! Nick fires up and tags in Matt, and the Bucks drag Trent up. They lift Trent high for a double backbreaker, then Matt runs to rolling neckbreaker onto another backbreaker! Matt holds Chuckie with the headscissors for Nick’s dropkick! Fans fire up as the Best Friends regroup, and the Bucks HUG! The Bucks then run and slide out, but the Best Friends send them into barriers!
Chuckie T gives Nick an X-Plex to the apron while Trent rams Matt into more barriers! Chuck runs in to give Matt an elbow smash, then he feeds Matt to Trent’s SPEAR! Now who is copying who? The Best Friends send Matt into a post, then Electric Chair Nick. Nick tries to fight out, but Trent runs from the apron, flying knee Doomsday! The Bucks are wrecked and the Best Friends high-five. Trent has Matt in the ring and then in a corner. Trent rips off Matt’s shirt to CHOP him over and over. Trent whips Matt corner to corner but Matt hops up to apron DDT Chuckie T! Trent is in shock, but Cassidy eggs Matt on. Matt stalks Cassidy, but Trent wrecks Matt with a dropkick! Cassidy gives a thumbs up while Trent drags Matt up and into the ring. Trent keeps Matt down with a knee drop, then covers, TWO!
Trent keeps his cool and fans rally up. Trent throws forearms over and over, then clotheslines Matt out hard. The Bucks are in trouble as AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Nick goes up top, for a 450! But he has to roll through as Trent evades. Trent German Suplexes Nick down but Nick tags to Matt. Matt runs into a SAIDO! Trent gives Nick another German, but Nick lands on his feet to ROUNDHOUSE! But Trent stays up to German Suplex Nick again! Trent is down with the Bucks but the fans rally up. Trent crawls and hot tags Chuckie T! The Kentucky Gentleman belly2belly suplexes Matt, then Nick! He wants Matt again but Matt elbows free. Matt runs in but Chuckie knee strikes! Chuckie swings Nick around, standing sliced bread! Pop-Up Powerbomb to Matt! Cover, TWO!! But Chuckie fires up as he circles the ring. Chuckie drags Matt up but Nick clubs him on the back. The Bucks double whip Chuckie to a corner, but Chuckie goes up and over Matt to then belly2belly Nick onto him! Matt is up and Chuckie Falcon Arrows, cover, TWO!
Chuckie is mad, “Nobody kicks out of the Falcon Arrow!” But Chuckie drags Matt to a corner and then goes up top. Matt trips Chuckie up then climbs up to throw heavy hands. Matt stands up, but Trent adds on! SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! Nick runs in, misses Trent and Chuckie forearms Nick back. Trent has Nick, Chuckie feeds Nick Sole Food into Trent’s Half ‘n’ Half! Nick bails out, and the Best Friends HUG!! Cassidy is up top as the Best Friends pull the ref into the hug, and Cassidy NO HAND TRUST FALLS onto the Bucks! The Sloth wipes the Bucks out and then puts Matt in the ring! Fans lose their minds as Trent lifts into position, Chuckie is up top, dumdum STRONG ZERO! Cover, but Nick SWANTONS to break it! Fans are loving this as all four men are down.
Chuckie dumps out Nick and then hurries to his corner. Chuckie tags in, and he drags Matt up. Electric Chair, and Trent climbs up, another flying knee Doomsday, but Matt lands on his feet!! SUPERKICK for Chuckie! SUPERKICK fro Trent! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for Chuckie! Nick hops up and LEAPS to take out Trent and Cassidy! Matt has Chuckie in the fireman’s carry, MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! Cover, the Bucks win!!
Winners: The Young Bucks, Matt pinning
And there’s the Bucks we used to know! They know the Inner Circle’s #ProudAndPowerful Ortiz & Santana are coming for them, so Matt takes a mic to call them out! “We accept!” The match is on for Full Gear! Who will prove themselves the best tag team in the world today?
AEW takes a closer look at Britt Baker.
The Doctor has been doing great, but now she gets to return home to the Steel City. She grew up cheering for the Steelers, the Penguins and cut her own teeth in the wrestling ring. She knows the best is yet to come, so long as she keeps working hard and moving forward. And being home in #Brittsburgh, it’s going to come full circle. Will her homecoming be a triumphant one?
Britt Baker VS Jamie Hayter!
Dr. Baker has had bad blood with Bea Priestly, and now she faces Bea’s Stardom tag team partner. To make her homecoming even sweeter, Britt comes out with Steely, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ mascot! Will Britt put a cherry on top by beating Bea’s buddy?
The bell rings and fans are of course on Britt’s side. But Hayter rushes Britt and fires off forearms! Britt turns it around to give forearms back! Britt kicks low then brings Hayter out, but Hayter snap suplexes Britt into buckles! Fans boo as Hayter mockingly applauds, and mocks Britt’s pain. Britt is on the apron but Hayter shoves Britt down to the floor. Fans chant for “Brittsburgh!” but Hayter tunes it out as she sends Britt into a post! Hayter continues to mock Britt as she drags her up by her hair. Hayter whips but Britt reverses, only for Hayter to reverse and send Britt into barriers! Hayter dusts off her hands while Britt picks herself up. Britt runs at Hayter for a SLINGBLADE! The referee tells Britt to get this match into the ring. Britt puts Hayter in, but Hayter stomps Britt as she enters, while AEW goes picture in picture.
Hayter keeps stomping and clubbing Britt in a corner, but she brings Britt out for another suplex. But Britt reverses to a cradle, TWO! Britt rolls Hayter up, TWO! Britt dodges, runs in, BIG neckbreaker! Fans rally as Britt gets up and goes to a corner. Britt fires herself up, and she stomps Hayter down before bringing her up. The two throw forearms but Hayter throws Britt by her hair! Hayter rains down rights then mocks the fans. Hayter drags Britt to ropes to choke and scrape her boot off Britt’s head. The ref reprimands Hayter but she stops at the count of 4. Hayter tosses her hair and then goes to Britt ina corner. Hayter brings Britt up for a scoop and slam, and then a camel clutch! Britt endures as Hayter pulls on her cheeks. Hayter decides to give Britt a WET WILLY~! Hayter throws Britt down to sit on Britt at the ropes. The ref counts and Hayter lets off the choke at 4. Hayter walks into Britt’s elbow, but she wraps Britt up in a headlock.
Britt endures and fans rally up. Britt fights her way up and body shots out, but Hayter ROCKS her with a right. Britt comes back with another forearm, but Hayter throws one again. The fans are obviously on Britt’s side in the brawl, and Britt fires off a flurry! Britt runs, but into a sleeper hold! Hayter hops on like a backpack and thrashes about! Britt drops back for a senton! Hayter goes to a corner and Britt gets up to run in. Hayter elbows Britt away, but Britt runs back in with a shining wizard! Britt runs, redirects and Slingblades again! Cover, TWO! Britt keeps her focus as she clubs Hayter. She brings Hayter up, but Hayter blocks the suplex. Hayter clubs back and CHOPS! Britt kicks low then goes to fisherman, but Hayter reverses to a Falcon Arrow! Cover, TWO! Hayter runs, sliding knee! Cover, TWO!!
Fans rally up for Britt and she back drops Hayter off the powerbomb. Britt runs in but into raking fingers! Hayter hops up but Britt SLAPS her! Britt climbs up, SUPERPLEX! Britt ripcords but spins into Hayter’s urenage! Hayter pumps up and runs in, LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Hayter keeps going, but runs into a SUPERKICK! Britt swings Hayter around, CUTTER! Then, swinging fisherman neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!! Hayter survives but Britt isn’t done yet. Britt aims to SUPERKICK again! And then, the Rings of Saturn, into LOCKJAW! Hayter taps, Britt wins!!
Winner: Britt Baker, by submission
And the homecoming is victorious! #Brittsburgh cheers for their hometown hero, but will Britt fight her way to another title match?
Backstage interview with Jamie Hayter.
Jenn Decker wants to ask Hayter how she feels, but Hayter cuts her off. And then she gets attacked by Brandi!? Brandi is so angry she can’t even speak! But what does she have against Hayter? Or is this about something else entirely?
PAC VS Jon Moxley!
The Bastard claims he has been trying to help the Death Rider, but the Death Rider never asked for anyone’s help. A double dirty bird led to a Dirty Deeds that left Pac easy prey for Omega and Hangman, and now Pac wants revenge. But will he get it from the Maniac Mox?
He will with that ambush chair shot! Pac sends Moxley tumbling down the ramp, then he stomps him at the bottom. Pac CHOKES Moxley with his own jacket while Pittsburgh tells them what they think of him. The referees shout at Pac and he lets up, only to throw Moxley into railing! Pac then takes Moxley all the way to the other end to ram him into more barriers! The refs keep Pac back and check on Moxley. Moxley crawls while Pac goes to the ring. Moxley gets up, not wanting to be punked out by Pac. He gets in the ring and the bell sounds, this match still happens!
Fans are fired up as Pac enziguris Moxley down! Pac hurries up top, takes aim, but Moxley bails out. Moxley is still wobbly, so Pac runs and Fosbury Flops to take him out! Pac trash talks right in Moxley’s face then puts him in the ring. He covers, TWO, and fans are jeering. Pac looms over Moxley before driving in elbows and knees. Pac drops a leg then covers, TWO! Pac drags Moxley up but Moxley powers him to a corner! Moxley fires off furious stomps! The ref counts but Moxley staggers off at 4. Pac back kicks, front kicks and back kicks again, to then run and boot! Cover, TWO! Pac grows frustrated while Moxley flounders to a corner. Pac grinds his boot into Moxley’s throat as AEW goes picture in picture.
The ref counts and Pac lets off, and Moxley pushes Pac away to get to the apron. Pac goes after Moxley with forearms, then runs to blast him off and into barriers! Moxley is down again and Pac taunts him from the ring. The ref tells Pac to keep this inside the ring, so Pac goes out to fetch Moxley. He puts Mox in to cover, TWO! Pac wraps on with a chinlock, and leans on Moxley to smother him. But Moxley fights his way up and out of the hold with body shots. Moxley backs Pac down with forearms, then whips him, only for Pac to reverse and uppercut! Pac scuffs Moxley with his shoe, then grinds him down at the ropes. The ref counts and Pac lets off, and Moxley CHOPS back! Pac kicks low to then boot Moxley again! AEW returns to single picture as Moxley eggs Pac on.
Pac gives Moxley Yes Kicks, or are they Bastard Kicks? Moxley still eggs Pac on, so he gets a BUZZSAW! And a standing shooting star! Cover, TWO! Pac snarls while Moxley sits up. Pac watches Moxley go to the apron as fans duel. Moxley manages to stand, but Pac goes out to waistlock. Moxley blocks the German and throws elbows. Moxley grabs Pac in a headlock, headlock driver to the apron! That’s some old school Dirty Deeds right there! Fans are loving “A E Dub!” for that one. Moxley gets up, but Pac gets into the ring first. Moxley follows, and they brawl with big forearms and elbows! Fans are on Moxley’s side and he gets the edge! Moxley whips, Pac reverses, but Moxley lariats back! Moxley corner forearms then runs, into a BOOT! Pac back kicks, front kicks then runs, into a LARIAT! Mox isn’t done, he lifts Pac for the X-Plex! Cover, TWO!
Moxley gets back up and pulls a knee pad down. He aims at Pac as Pac stirs, but Pac dodges the knee. Pac bails out but Moxley builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit at the ramp! Moxley drags Pac up and in but Pac knees back. Five minutes remain, so Pac goes to whip Moxley. Moxley sends Pac out instead, but Pac shoulders back. Pac slingshots over to run, but into a SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Moxley is up again, takes aim, REGAL KNEE! Cover, TWO!! Pac survives, but Moxley has his legs, for the Cloverleaf! Pac endures as Mox sits deep! The clock is ticking down as Pac reaches and gets a ropebreak! The ref counts and Moxley lets go at 4. Moxley goes to a corner and climbs up top. Pac stands, and dropkicks Moxley down! Pac climbs up to join Moxley now, SUPER FALCON ARROW!! Cover, TWO!!
There’s less than 3 minutes and Pac is pissed he didn’t just win already. Pac drags Moxley to a drop zone and climbs up top again. But Moxley climbs up so Pac has to leap over! Moxley rolls Pac up, TWO!! Two minute warning, and Pac is sent out of the ring! Moxley runs again, but Pac dumps him out now! Pac Penalty Kicks from the apron! Mox is down, Pac apron 450 splashes!! Pac puts Mox in, climbs up top again, and aims… BLACK ARROW FLOPS! Moxley narrowly avoids that corkscrew shooting star, and now there’s only ONE minute left! Moxley crawls over to Pac for a cover, TWO!! And it was a deep cover, too! Pac and Mox stagger up, PARADIGM SHIFT! But only 30 seconds and Moxley is off the mark! Moxley crawls, the countdown begins, cover, TWO!?! TIME’S UP!!!
Time Limit Draw
Fans are disappointed, as is Moxley! But TV time is TV time, they can’t go over. So Moxley gives the ref a Paradigm Shift!! The Maniac is furious, “Time limit my ass!” Will Moxley be able to settle things with The Bastard next time?
A pretty wild episode for just the fourth! Opening with the tag team tournament’s semifinals, and doing both matches in a row, was a great move. Both matches were great, but it was a foregone conclusion that we would get some form of Lucha Brothers VS SCU for the finals. That brawl they had before the tournament certainly teased that, if not gave it away, but this will be an amazing finals next week. Either team could win it at this point, but I’m leaning towards SCU since Lucha Brothers are already AAA Tag Team Champions. Young Bucks VS Best Friends was also an incredible tag team match, and it was great to have Orange Cassidy be part of the fun. Bucks VS Ortiz & Santana is going to be great, and should definitely be seen as a contender’s match for the AEW World Tag titles. If Lucha Brothers win, they as the two belt champions in a rematch with the Bucks for one or even both titles, that would be insane. SCU VS #ProudAndPowerful is also a good move, bringing SCU into a feud with Inner Circle.
Speaking of, Inner Circle showing up during SCU VS Dark Order might already be teasing that. I just didn’t like the camera direction going on during that. We missed too much good action having to cut back and forth between the ring, Inner Circle in their VIP area, and then that one random audience shot during the Double Dragon Sleeper spot. Then Inner Circle riling up Cody was great, as was Cody shooting on WWE. As was Jericho mocking scarves when that was a major part of his previous WWE run. The brawl of Inner Circle VS Nightmare Family was pretty good, and this has to be the 8 Man Tag we’re getting now, right? Well, I don’t know if DDP is coming out of retirement to make this his match, so maybe we’re still getting Inner Circle VS Rhodes & Bucks. An 8 Man Tag like that will still be great, though.
#Brittsburgh got to have a lot of fun, and Hayter was booked very good in this debut loss. What surprised me was Brandi’s attack. I didn’t even realize it was her until the interviewer said her name. I can’t wait to see the motivation for this will be, since she seemed really angry. Janela VS Omega was a great surprise, and a solid follow-up to their unsanctioned match. Omega obviously wins to stay strong towards his Full Gear match with Moxley. And Pac VS Moxley was incredible! And while Pittsburgh was upset with the time limit draw, that’s actually a really great move. Why have a time limit if you never use it? Well here it is! Pac and Moxley have draws on their records now, literally keeping them equal so that this feud can come back around. Moxley can also come out looking both weaker yet stronger towards his match with Omega, as he took the undefeated Pac to the limit.
My Score: 9/10