Time to get fast and furious in Indianapolis!
Proud ‘n’ Powerful, Santana & Ortiz, are looking to crash the party. Or rather, they’re looking to send Private Party crashing down like they did Matt Jackson! Will Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy get payback on behalf of the Young Bucks?
- Rey Fenix VS Nick Jackson; Fenix wins.
- Britt Baker VS Hikaru Shida; Shida wins.
- Dynamite Dozen Battle Royale: Hangman Page and MJF are the last two standing and will move on to next week’s Dynamite Diamond Ring match.
- Peter Avalon w/ Leva Bates VS Luchasaurus; wins.
- Private Party VS Santana & Ortiz; Private Party wins.
- Jon Moxley VS Darby Allin; Moxley wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Rey Fenix VS Nick Jackson!
After Proud ‘n’ Powerful put his brother, Matt, through the stage, this half of the Young Bucks will go solo for the first time in roughly five years! Will Nick be able to take on the high-flying Lucha Brother to keep the momentum going for the Jacksons?
The bell rings and fans are dueling already. Fenix and Nick circle as Indy goes wild! Nick and Fenix tie up, Nick headlocks but Fenix fights out and powers out. Nick bumps shoulders but Fenix bumps back. Nick runs and runs Fenix over, but Fenix kips up to dropkick Nick down! Fenix runs, but Nick boots back. Nick handsprings to the apron and back flips to avoid the Tiger Feint! Nick uses a normally offensive move as an evasion! But Fenix slingshots out, only to land on his feet as Nick evades again. Nick knuckle locks and CHOPS Fenix to then go up and around. Fenix blocks to CHOP back and also try the apron. Nick denies Fenix back, both men duck roundhouse kicks, then both go to get in. They keep each other out but both get in at the same time, double dropkicks cancel out! Fans are going insane for “A E DUB! A E DUB!”
Nick and Fenix circle and Fenix dares Nick to do something. Nick CHOPS, so Fenix CHOPS back. Nick CHOPS again then kicks and whips. Fenix handsprings to headbutt! Things speed up, and Fenix springboard headbutts! Fenix CHOPS, then goes acrobatic to tornillo arm-drag! Fans are loving this as Nick bails out. Fenix builds speed but Nick gets in and spinning roundhouses! Fenix flops out now, Nick builds speed to triangle LEAP! But Fenix gets out of the way, to somersault CUTTER! Fenix and Nick hit the floor hard, and “This is Awesome!” already! The ref counts as both men stir, and the count already reaches 5. Nick and Fenix stand and get in at 6, but Fenix heads for the top rope. Fenix hops and SWANTONS! Cover, TWO!
Fenix drags Nick up and throws clubbing forearms. Nick blocks the suplex and then ducks punches to give a superman forearm! Nick runs but Fenix puts him into the ropes. Fenix goes to the corner and tightrope walks to kick! But Nick gets clear to hit the shining wizard, ROUNDHOUSE! Forearm and bulldog! Shining Wizard again! Cover, TWO!! Fenix still lives from a hesitation due to tag team habits. But Nick decides he’s still going to throw a #SuperkickParty! Nick aims at Fenix but Fenix kicks his leg out! Fenix swings but into a CHOP. Nick runs up the ropes, shows off, but Fenix stops him to hop up with him! Nick CHOPS again, and then SUPER STEINERS! Cover, TWO!! Indy is thunderous as both men are down.
Nick sits up as the standing count begins. He takes his time catching his breath before getting Fenix’s legs. Fenix fights off Nick’s sharpshooter to wheelbarrow and victory roll. Nick gets clear of the kick and stomp, both men kick yet block. Nick spins to roundhouse Fenix again, then whips to ropes. Fenix holds ropes to avoid a superkick, and then gives a SUPERKICK! Nick staggers but Fenix keeps moving, to get a ROUNDHOUSE! Nick runs, Fenix rolls, but Nick sees it coming and SUPERKICKS Fenix down! But Fenix is right up to SUPERKICK back! Both men fall but Indy fires up all over again! A new standing count begins and fans hope these two “Fight Forever!”
Nick doesn’t sit up until 8, and stands just after. Fenix goes after him with hands but Nick gives them back. Fenix CHOPS, Nick fires forearms. Nick powers Fenix to ropes but Fenix puts Nick on the apron. Fenix forearms then hops up top, to walk the ropes again, for a SUPER HURICANRANA! Both men crash and burn to the outside and fans haven’t calmed down a bit. Fenix puts Nick in, double jumps but Nick gets clear. Nick back kicks, mule kicks and stomps. Nick runs, into another CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Nick survives and Fenix can’t believe it! Fenix hears the fans rally up again and he feeds off that energy. Fenix drags Nick up, fireman’s carry, but Nick slips out to the apron. Fenix bumps Nick off buckles but Nick drags Fenix out to the apron. They brawl on the edge, back and forth, then double BOOT! But both men are up again, Nick ROUNDHOUSES, to an apron German Suplex!
Fenix flops to the floor and Nick is still up as Indy loses its mind. Nick drags Fenix up and puts him in at the 10 minute mark. Nick aims, slingshots, FACEBUSTER! He goes back to the apron and Indy fires up as Fenix flounders to his feet. Nick slingshots for a DESTROYER! Cover, TWO, into the SHARPSHOOTER! Fenix endures as fans duel and shout! Fenix reaches, crawls, and gets the ropebreak! Nick reluctantly lets go, but he goes back for more. Fenix pushes Nick away, then elbows him. Fenix puts Nick in the corner, Nick dodges, Fenix jumps and spins, but Nick scoops him into tombstone position! But Fenix flails and victory rolls, TWO! Fenix kips up to SUPERKICK Nick! Then springboard sobat! Fenix puts Nick up top fast and has him in muscle buster position!! SPINNING MICHINOKU BUSTER! Cover, Fenix wins!!
Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall
INCREDIBLE! There was no ring rust when it comes to being singles wrestlers, this was an amazing match! But in the end, Fenix still has more singles experience in the year 2019 so that was his advantage. And there is no hard feelings for Nick, he offers a handshake. But Fenix rejects it? Well in the end, Fenix won and keeps going strong for both himself and his brother, Pentagon. Will the Lucha Brothers climb back up towards a rematch for the AEW World Tag Team Championships?
Britt Baker VS Hikaru Shida!
The Doctor is in Indy, and she is on a roll! However, so is the samurai of Stardom. Ranked the #1 and #2 contenders, Britt and Shida would both love another match with Riho for THE AEW Women’s World Championship. But who will come out THE one most likely to get it?
The bell rings and Baker circles with Shida. They tie up and go around, but then break. Fans cheer how even the two are already, and Baker circles with Shida again. They tie up and Baker headlocks. Shida powers out but Baker runs her over. Shida kips right up! Shida speeds things up but Baker arm-drags her away. Shida arm-drags back, Baker sweeps but Shida is right out. Shida sweeps and covers, Baker is right out. Shida barely misses that Penalty Kick to the head! Baker and Shida tie up as fans chant, “She’s a Dentist!” Shida spins out of the facelock, blocks Baker’s boot, then throws a big forearm! But Baker fireman’s carries for a takedown, and floats for the short arm scissors, Baker wants Rings of Saturn already! Shida flails and moves around, breaks free but Baker covers her, ONE.
Fans cheer as these two women are evenly matched. AEW goes picture in picture as Baker forearms and whips, then clotheslines Shida down! Shida gets to ropes but Baker is right on her with forearms. Baker whips and clotheslines Shida again! Baker hurries to bring Shida up for a facelock, then suplexes! Cover, TWO! Baker keeps Shida close and brings her into a seated cobra twist. Shida endures the stretch and Baker has a bloody nose, but neither woman is backing down. Shida crawls with her legs and reaches out, but Baker makes it a cover, TWO! A close call but Shida is free. Baker doesn’t fret when referee, Aubrey Edwards, checks on her nose. Baker goes at Shida but Shida hits back. Baker clubs Shida then whips her to a corner. Baker is seething but she’s still focused. She runs corner to corner, blocks a boot, and gives a forearm! But Shida turns it around to forearm back!
Shida backs off as the ref counts, but she whips Baker corner to corner. Baker reverses then runs in, but is put on the top rope! Shida runs while Baker is stuck, Top Shelf Knee! Baker flops down to the apron, and the ref again checks the nose. Baker refuses to let blood stop her, and AEW returns to single picture as Shida goes out to fetch Baker. Fans duel as Shida sends Baker into barriers! Shida goes looking for something, and finds a chair! But Shida has shown it’s not for a chair shot, she stands the chair up. Shida lines up her shot and builds speed, BIG flying knee! Fans cheer as Shida drags Baker back up and into the ring. Shida has Baker on the apron and drags her up top. Baker resists, slips out and clubs Shida back! And again! Baker then yanks Shida down for a hotshot on the arm!
Shida writhes while Baker catches her breath. Baker gets in, Shida dodges but the Slingblade comes back around! Baker pump handles for a Complete Shot! Cover, TWO! Baker gets frustrated and she drags Shida up. Shida blocks the fisherman and slips out to kick back. Shida whips Baker to the corner, then runs in corner to corner, but Baker dodges the big knee! Shida hits buckles and tumbles out to the apron. Baker drags Shida up but Shida shoulders in. Baker knees her back, then hits the DRAPING DDT! Cover, TWO!! Shida survives but Baker isn’t deterred. Baker drags Shida up, wrenches and grabs a leg, but Shida elbows back. Shida runs, but into a forearm. Baker runs, but into a KNEE! Fans are fired up as both women slowly rise. Shida and Baker throw forearms. Shida rocks Baker, and then throws her down! Then fireman’s carry, pop-up backbreaker! Cover, TWO!!
Shida keeps moving, BASEMENT KNEE! Cover, but Baker slip out and around!! Rings of Saturn, Shida flails, ROPEBREAK! No Lockjaw yet, but she gets the Fisherman Neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!! Shida survives but Baker won’t let up. Baker goes to superkick but Shida blocks. Eye poke?! Inside cradle, TWO!! Baker runs into Shida’s suplex, FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Baker survives but Shida is fired up! Shida runs, ANOTHER KNEE! Cover, Shida wins!!
Winner: Hikaru Shida, by pinfall
And this has to make Shida the new #1! Will Riho be meeting her fellow student of Emi Sakura for one more match?
What is the Dark Order all about?
A man walks alone in a subway terminal. Another man bumps him and makes him drop his glasses. Then a third man purposefully steps on those glasses, and mockingly says, “I’m sorry.” The bullies walk away and laugh. The man picks up his broken glasses. He gets on the subway and sits down. “Are you tired of being overlooked?” A video that plays speaks to those who feel alone. “Experience freedom like you’ve never felt before.” Before you can find yourself, you must lose yourself. “By joining us, you’ll become part of something bigger.” They promise to be your friends and biggest supporters. Think of them as that “exclusive club” you’ve always wanted to be part of. Stop losing. Become one of us. Stop living in chaos. Bring in a new order. The Dark Order. All you have to do is post #JOINDARKORDER, and they’ll find you.
Dynamite Dozen Battle Royale!
Twelve men in AEW who are looking for a huge opportunity will now do battle until only two remain in the ring! Those two then move on to next week’s Dynamite in Chicago, and will battle over the brand new Dynamite Diamond Ring. The lucky dozen are: Hangman Adam Page; Chuckie T; Orange Cassidy; Kip Sabian with Penelope Ford by his side; Jimmy Havoc; Jungle Boy; “Babysaurus” Marko Stunt; Pentagon with Fenix; Sonny Kiss; Joey Janela; Maxwell Jacob Freeman; and Billy Gunn! Wait, that’s not Fenix! That’s CHRISTOPHER DANIELS! He fools Pentagon again! The bell rings, Daniels ducks Pentagon’s punch, and Chuckie T dumps Pentagon out! Chuckie T ELIMINATES Pentagon! And from here, the remaining 11 brawl it out!
Cassidy moves out of the way of all the fighting, it’s not really his speed. Superbad Sabian sees him and heads over, but Cassidy easily dodges, sending Sabian out but through the middle and top rope. Sabian stays in the match, and then Chuckie dumps Janela through the middle rope. The Bad Boy is also safe, and Cassidy opens ropes for Chuckie to DIVE onto Sabian! Gunn whips Sonny but Sonny rolls off his back to twerk! Well Gunn is an ass man. Gunn wants to show off his buns? MJF ELIMINATES Sonny! Gunn is upset, but MJF tells the old man to relax. Sabian and Havoc and all the others go after the big Gunn! But he EXPLODES out! Gunn rocks Havoc and ELIMINATES Havoc with a clothesline! Stunt hops on but Gunn is barely bothered. Gunn bucks Stunt off and ELIMINATES him!
Havoc comes back illegally, and with a staple gun! He starts stapling Gunns’ stomach and groin! The absolute madman! Havoc staples Janela’s head! And Jungle Boy’s foot! And Chuckie’s balls! And Sabian’s hand! And Gunn’s forehead! The referees finally get in the ring as fans chant “You Sick F***!” The refs get the “Sick F***” out of the ring, but fans boo. The remaining wrestlers in the ring take a moment to compose themselves, and AEW will return after the break.
AEW returns and Sabian stomps down Chuckie and Cassidy. Jungle Boy clings to the post on the outside while Gunn and Hangman are down in other corners. MJF helps Superbad keep them all down with stomps. And for those wondering what happened to the Bad Boy, AEW shows us that during the break, The Chair Man attacked Janela again, and with a chair! Janela fell off the top rope, so he is eliminated as well as hurt. But Bad Girl Penelope Ford is cheering Superbad as he CHOPS Gunn. But Gunn gets mad, and pushes Sabian down! He ROCKS Hangman, Chuckie, MJF, Jungle Boy, and Sabian with heavy rights! BUt the Sloth rises! Fans fire up as Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets! Cassidy shin kicks! And shin kicks! And again! And then… MJF ELIMINATES Cassidy! MJF mocks the fans, but backs up into Gunn. Gunn warns MJF that was twice already, but MJF slaps his hand away! And shoves Gunn!
Gunn says “SUCK IT!” and then hits a FAMOUSER! Fans are thunderous as Gunn throws MJF out. But MJF skins the cat! Gunn storms over and drags MJF up by his face, but here comes WARDLOW! Gunn dares MJF’s muscle to do something, but MJF pokes Gunn in the eyes! BUCKSHOT from Hangman! Hangman ELIMINATES Gunn! Indy has a mixed reaction, but this is every man for himself, after all. Wardlow circles the ring as Hangman fires off! Hangman boots Sabian, decks Jungle Boy and spins Chuckie T around for a LARIAT! Hangman runs corner to corner but gets a Sexy Chuckie Knee! But Hangman still whips Chuckie at Sabian. Sabian puts Chuckie outside, but Chuckie forearms him and Hangman away. Sabian returns but is sent into buckles. Chuckie goes to get in but Penelope grabs his feet, Sabian’s triangle enziguri ELIMINATES Chuckie T!
Penelope gives Sabian a kiss, but Jungle Boy runs in to LEAPING Huricanrana and ELIMINATE Sabian! JB skins the cat to stay in, but he has just Hangman! Wait, these two aren’t the last two, MJF didn’t get eliminated! He YANKS JB off to ELIMINATE him! NOW we have our final two!
Winners: MJF and Hangman Page
Hangman rushes MJF for being a weasel, but MJF hits back! Wardlow gets up on the apron as referees hurry to keep this from breaking down! Fans want to “Let Them Fight!” but MJF always does what fans don’t want, so he leaves. Wardlow takes some convincing, but he leaves with his boss. When AEW arrives in Chicago, will Hangman be able to do some #RealCowboyShit to the self-proclaimed new face of AEW?
Chris Jericho walks backstage with Jake Hager.
Le Champeon mocks The Librarians, Peter Avalon and Leva Bates, as he and his savage pass by. They give Avalon a hard hat just in case. Jericho tosses their books around, not finding the value in any of them. Then Jericho and Hager move on, inspecting all the things lying around. They find broken hockey sticks, and then Jericho talks crap to a few other AEW wrestlers he comes across. Brandon Cutler and Mark Stunt, specifically. Something about Stunt’s hair and nipples? Jericho laughs as he mocks little Marko, but dares him to do something about it. AEW goes to break as Jericho continues talking down to the shortest wrestler in the company.
Chris Jericho heads to the ring!
AEW returns and Le Champeon has stopped berating the boys in the back to stand before Indianapolis! Jericho has a mic and tells Indy to sit down and shut up for his announcement. Fans boo instead. Jericho continues on to say that before his announcement, he wants to talk about his “temper tantrum” over his first loss. He was fined, and he admits the conduct was not what a true champion should show, certainly not of Le Champeon. Jericho says he’s “sossoss…” He is sincerely “sooosooo…” Jericho tells “Big Hurt” Hager to say it. “He says he’s sorry.” And to show just how sorry he is, Jericho’s announcement is for next week, AEW Chicago, he will get the “Thank you” that he rightfully deserves! He will finally be told “Thank you” by AEW executives, TNT executives and all of the fans watching around the world!
And to again say he is very sorry, the celebration will be in Chicago, not here in Indy. Chicago has a hockey team and two baseball teams, so it’s just a better town. Indy can watch from home as Dynamite hosts Jericho’s Thanksgiving Thank You Celebration for Le Champion! The greatest celebration in wrestling history! Games, prizes, and aquarium and maybe a clown. So again, so sorry it won’t be in this dump known as Indy, but he’ll still be looking good on their television. Adieu and good night.
But wait! Here comes SCU! And naturally, Scorpio Sky leads the way after having pinned Jericho himself last week. SCU joins Jericho and Hager in the ring, and Indy chants “SCU! SCU!” Jericho tells them to shut up but it gets louder. Scorpio says it is truly admirable. It takes a “paragon of virtue” to come out and apologize for what he’s done wrong. But… Jericho forgot why he threw that tantrum! Not only did SCU successfully defend the AEW World Tag Team Championships, Scorpio pinned Jericho for his first AEW loss. Fans love the sound of that! Scorpio has to admit, that was one of the greatest moments of his night! His DM’s are blowing up! Even his high school crush, Melanie Parsons, called, and they’re going out next week! And all thanks to Jericho! Scorpio is thanking and apologizing to Jericho. Scorpio is a big fan, he didn’t want to embarrass him.
Jericho says he wasn’t embarrassed. Also he knows Scorpio’s crush, Melanie put on a lot of weight since high school. Scorpio likes big butts and he cannot lie. Jericho thinks it’s “cuter than baby Yoda” that Scorpio thinks he really beat Jericho. Scorpio is a tag team specialist, a tag team champion, but he is not in Jericho’s lead. Jericho is the greatest of all time and will say this right now. Scorpio may have put a blemish on Jericho’s record, and they will have their singles rematch so Jericho can correct that, and then Jericho will wipe the floor with Scorpio. Daniels wants Jericho to keep his cool. This is a generous offer, but there needs to be time to prepare. A training camp, even, for a month or so. This isn’t a “next week” kind of thing. Oh really? No, one week! It has to be next week, because it will be the exclamation point on the Thanksgiving Thank You Celebration! One-on-one, Jericho VS Scorpio, in Chicago!
But if the match is happening, then it surely won’t be for the title. We all know how azy-cray Ericho-Jay gets over his itle-tay. Yeah, Scorpio doesn’t deserve that title match. Jericho agrees, he doesn’t deserve it. But what if it was a title match?! Scorpio doesn’t think he can handle Jericho for the title?! Well then it’s for the title! Jericho VS Scorpio, AEW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! They shake hands, making it official. Gotcha. “You may not think I have a chance, but maybe I’ve been waiting 15 years for an opportunity just like this.” And then maybe next week, Scorpio wins to turn Le Champeon into Le Betch! Jericho and Hager brawl with SCU! But here come the rest of the Inner Circle, Sammy Guevara and Proud ‘n’ Powerful! They beat SCU down, and then have handcuffs!
The Inner Circle chains up Daniels and Kaz to ropes! Scorpio gets Hager’s knee in his chest, but here comes Michael Nakazawa and Brandon Cutler! They get knocked down fast! Then Hager feeds Scorpio to the JUDAS EFFECT! Le Champeon stands tall now, but here comes Marko Stunt! The littlest man runs in, only to get SMASHED by the belt! Jungle Boy hurries after Stunt and he dodges Jericho to throw forearms! Jericho clotheslines Jungle Boy back! But Luchasaurus shows up! Only Hager stays to face him! Fans are thunderous for this Godzilla VS King Kong type stare down! Hager tosses the watch away, but then decides not to fight. The Inner Circle take their leave, but will Jericho arrive in Chicago only to leave Le Former Champeon?
Peter Avalon w/ Leva Bates VS Luchasaurus!
As they make their way down the ramp, The Librarians hush Indy, as is their way. But with the mood the dominate dinosaur-human hybrid is in, will Avalon be the one silenced?
Avalon says it is good to have Luchasaurus back at full health. Life has found a way. But Avalon is still going to turn this fossil into motor oil! The bell rings, Avalon takes his time taking off his robe, and he falls for the feint to get the ROUNDHOUSE! Luchasaurus drags Avalon up to scoop him into tombstone position, but turns it into a FACEBUSTER! Cover with one hand, Luchasaurus wins!
Winner: Luchasaurus, by pinfall
Jurassic Express is back at full power, and are ready to roar their way up the rankings! Will everyone have to watch out for the rumblings of Luchasaurus?
Private Party VS Santana & Ortiz!
Proud ‘n’ Powerful already made their presence known alongside their Inner Circle comrades, but now they look to move up even higher after their Full Gear victory over the Young Bucks. But will they be left outside the VIP section with Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy ready to party their way to the top?
One thing that both teams do agree on is paying tribute to the late Matt Travis, a young man who Santana and Ortiz convinced to start wrestling as a way out of the hard life. The teams sort out and Kassidy starts against Santana. They circle and tie up, and Santana powers Kassidy to a corner. The ref calls for the break, and Santana gives Kassidy a stiff smack on the shoulder. Santana dares Kassidy to bring it up, and the two tie up again. Santana waistlocks and slams Kassidy down, then pie faces him. “Show me what you got, baby boy!” Kassidy gets up but keeps his cool as AEW goes picture in picture.
Santana and Kassidy circle and tie up again. Kassidy gets the waistlock now, then shifts to a full nelson. Kassidy then slips around to snapmare Santana down and crucifix him back, TWO! Santana swings, Kassidy dodges but his kick is blocked. Santana CHOPS Kassidy back! Santana whips Kassidy and follows up with an elbow! Santana runs, and runs Kassidy over! Kassidy springs up but the headscissor is blocked. Santana yanks Kassidy up but Kassidy arm-drags him away! Things speed up, Kassidy rolls off Santana’s back to arm-drag him again! And then dropkick him down! Santana backs off and regroups with Ortiz on the outside. Santana catches his breath while Ortiz grabs a chair. The ref warns Ortiz so he puts the chair down. Santana gets in and circles with Kassidy again as AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and now Quen and Ortiz are in, and Quen has Ortiz down. Quen brings Ortiz up but Ortiz rakes the eyes! And bites the ear! Tag to Santana, and Proud ‘n’ Powerful double whip Quen. Santana whips Ortiz in but Quen puts him out. Quen fights back, hops up, but Ortiz anchors him! Santana hops up, SUPER RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Ortiz steps in for a DDT! Santana dead lifts Quen for a GERMAN SUPELX! Bridging cover but Kassidy stomps it out! Santana protests but he drags Quen up for a backbreaker. Santana bends Quen back and fans boo. Santana clubs Quen down then drags him up for a suplex. Santana holds on, and lifts Quen again, to hold him! Ortiz tags in and gets the hand-off! They keep Quen up and fans have to admit, that’s impressive. Ortiz keeps Quen up for about a count of 10, then Santana tags in to take Quen back!
After about another 10 count, Ortiz tags back in and then again takes Quen back! And finally, a FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Quen can still think after being upside-down for half a minute or more! Ortiz takes off his gloves and then unzips Quen’s suit to CLAW his back! Quen hits back with big body shots and fans fire up. But Ortiz claws him again! Ortiz grabs Quen’s legs and flips him over for the Boston Crab. Quen endures, but Santana tags in, and climbs up, to leap over and mule kick! And then he brings Quen into a Camel Clutch! It’s the Camel Crab combo from Baltimore! The ref counts and Ortiz finally lets go at 4. Santana makes it a clutch cradle, TWO! Santana sucker punches Kassidy just because! The ref is busy keeping Kassidy back, and Ortiz drags Quen to the corner. But Quen pushes Ortiz away! Ortiz hits the apron, Santana turns around to see what happened, and AEW goes picture in picture again.
Santana runs but Quen boots him away. Quen runs back, but into a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker! Ortiz hops up and leaps, leg drop! Ortiz flexes as PNP have Quen down and writhing. Santana keeps Quen down with a grinding boot into his back. Santana mocks Kassidy wanting to tag in, but drags Quen away to tag Ortiz. Ortiz Northern Lights Quen, bridging cover, TWO! Ortiz drags Quen into a facelock and grinds him down more. Quen endures and fights up but Ortiz flips around to a camel clutch. Ortiz throws a BIG crossface forearm to club Quen down! Ortiz drags Quen back up into the clutch, to clobber him again! “We’re the BEST!” And Ortiz claws Quen again! Ortiz also sucker punches Kassidy for good measure. Ortiz tags in Santana, and they mug Quen in the PNP corner.
Santana tags Ortiz again, and Ortiz brings Quen into a bearhug. AEW returns to single picture as Quen endures the squeeze. The fans rally up and Quen turns the bearhug into a wheelbarrow! Victory roll but Quen instead springs out to tag in Kassidy! Indy explodes but Ortiz avoids the Penalty Kick. Kassidy hits Santana back for those sucker punches! Kassidy hurdles Ortiz, dodges him then slides under to shove and NO HANDS RANA! Kassidy dropkicks Santana away, then “gallops” at Ortiz. Ortiz puts him on the apron but Kassidy counter punches! Santana runs in but gets a mule kick! Kassidy enziguris Ortis and springboard MOONSAULTS onto Santana! Fans are all fired up as Kassidy goes back to the ring. Kassidy feels the energy, slingshot DESTROYER! Cover, but Santana yanks on the ref! The ref reprimands Santana but Quen CANNONBALLS in!
Ortiz rolls Kassidy and throws him at Quen, but the Silly String doesn’t work out because Quen’s back gives out! Ortiz runs in but Kassidy goes up and over. Santana gets in and both Proud ‘n’ Powerful dodge Kassidy, Pop-Up Powerbomb, inverted sunset to a Penalty Kick! Cover, TWO!! Kassidy still lives and the party keeps going! Tag to Santana, and Ortiz drapes Kassidy. Santana runs in, SUPERKICK DRAPING CUTTER! Cover, TWO!?! Proud ‘n’ Powerful can’t believe it! Ortiz distracts the ref as Santana gets the blackjack sock! But Nick Jackson appears to snatch it away! Kassidy SUPERKICKS Ortiz! And enziguris Santana! Kassidy puts Santana up, Quen is in and is able to huricanrana Santana, GIN ‘N’ JUICE!! Cover, Private Party wins!!
Winners: Private Party, Isiah Kassidy pinning
Another huge upset in their careers for Kassidy and Quen! Could they be moving right up into the top three tag teams in the company?
But as payback on Nick, Sammy Guevara throws Nick into the barrier! He’s doing it one-handed as he selfie vlogs the whole thing! But wait, DUSTIN RHODES is here! He gets revenge on the Inner Circle using that cast arm! Sammy springboards in, into an atomic drop! And a cast forearm! Nick and Dustin vlog that! Fans are fired up for the Natural standing tall with Private Party! But is this war with the Inner Circle far from over?
AEW catches up with Kenny Omega.
The Best Bout Machine pumps some iron and finishes up a set. He addresses the fans and says it’s rare that he gets to do something like this. He isn’t really a promo guy, but he wasn’t really known for being a “hardcore guy” either. Yet, he did a lot of strange things, uncharacteristic of who Omega is. But Omega realizes why he’s lost his marbles: losing to PAC. It took that one instant and The Bastard took everything away. Moxley beat up the scraps but it was Pac that started it. Omega and Pac are having their rematch in Chicago, and that could be Omega’s restart button. Tune in for a match you won’t want to miss. Now, good bye and good bench. Michael Nakazawa puts more weight on the bar. Wait, that’s not much actually. Omega still benches, but it’s lopsided… Unconventional to say the least, will Omega make it back to even against Pac in Chicago?
Jon Moxley VS Darby Allin!
Two of the wildest men in AEW and they’re facing off in the main event! The Death Rider put out a challenge to see if anyone was man enough to face him, and the undead underdog turned out to be the one man mad enough to accept! Will the Coffin Drop on Mox? Or will the Paradigm Shift be a dead end?
Moxley barely gets to ringside from the crowd before Darby DIVES! Direct hit sends Moxley into barriers and a brawl is on! Moxley throws Darby into barriers but Darby throws him into the crowd! The match isn’t happening but the fight is on in front of the fans! Fans cheer for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” as the fight heads back towards ringside. Moxley back suplexes but Darby slips out and lands on his feet, to run back in and DIVE! Darby takes Moxley down in front of the fans again, but the referee orders them to get this back to ringside. Moxley doesn’t listen as he rams Darby into barriers at the back. Moxley then fireman’s carries and tosses Darby over the railing! Moxley drags Darby up to ram him into the post! Darby writhes and Moxley paces. Moxley drags Darby up to overhead belly2belly him onto the floor!
Fans are loving this as Moxley paces the ring. Moxley puts Darby in the ring and this match finally begins! Moxley says the ref should check on Darby, but Darby drags himself to a corner. Moxley runs in but Darby boots him back. Fans duel as Darby leaps over and shotgun dropkicks back! Darby throws big forearms, throws Moxley then climbs up, to crossbody! Moxley just lets Darby bounce off him! Then he shotgun BLASTS Darby into buckles! Fans are fired up as Moxley stands on the ropes. Moxley goes back to Darby to TOSS him across the way. And then Moxley lounges on the ropes. Moxley stalks Darby to the corner and TOSSES him again as AEW goes picture in picture.
Moxley grabs Darby’s hand to stomp on it! But Darby is right up to leap on Moxley! Darby clubs away in a corner but Moxley powers him off for a swinging backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Moxley looms over Darby and drags Darby up to the middle of the ring. Moxley stands Darby up to CHOP him off his feet! And then again! Moxley toys with Darby as he brings him up a third time. Darby ducks the chop to fire off fast hands! Darby runs but into a big back elbow! Cover, TWO! Moxley seems to like Darby’s toughness as he drags him from the ropes. Moxley stomps Darby in the stomach, then laces the legs for a Texas Cloverleaf! Darby endures being bent back as AEW returns to single picture.
Darby endures, reaches, but Moxley sits down to make this part STF! Darby still drags himself and now Moxley over, for the ropebreak! Moxley lets up fast and puts Darby in a corner. Darby elbows back then hops up and over. Darby returns but is put on the apron. He dodges, slingshots in, and crossbodies into Moxley, sending himself out! Moxley takes damage, but Darby got the worse impact! Darby and Moxley are up and brawling, Moxley back suplexes Darby at the apron but Darby lands safe on his feet! Darby stomps Moxley’s hand, then climbs on his back. Darby clubs away then shoves Moxley into steel steps! Darby keeps on Moxley with more clubbing forearms, and then slams Moxley’s hand on the steps! Fans duel as Darby gets back in the ring. Darby goes back out, but Moxley sends him back in, only for Darby to dropkick him back out.
Darby goes up top but Moxley is up fast to throw hands. Moxley climbs up to join Darby but Darby has pulled off the crossbar cover. Darby puts Moxley’s fingers through the crossbar and stands on them! But Moxley shoves Darby off and Darby tumbles into ropes! Darby hits the mat while Moxley frees his hand. Moxley hops down while the ref checks on Darby. Somehow Darby is okay to continue, so Moxley drags him up for a suplex. But Darby goes after the fingers! Moxley kicks low, and X-PLEXES! Moxley dares Darby to get up but Darby goes to the apron. “This is Awesome!” as Moxley knees Darby down to the ground! Moxley goes out to fetch Darby, but Darby SLAPS Moxley! Moxley throws forearms and puts Darby back in. Moxley sees the body bag Darby brought with him, but Darby DIVES! The tope suicida hits hard!
Darby puts Moxley in, brings his body bag with him, but Moxley LARIATS Darby inside-out! Moxley has the body bag and puts Darby in side it! Moxley zips it up and then stomps away! The ref gets Moxley off Darby, this is not allowed. Moxley doesn’t care, he just keeps stomping! The ref backs Moxley off and unzips the bag. Moxley drags Darby out but Darby bites the fingers! Then fires off fast hands! Moxley shoves, Darby gets around, flips over, STUNNER! Darby runs, but into a BLACK HOLE SLAM! Moxley drags Darby up, underhooks, but Darby slips out and baits Moxley into the post! Roll up, TWO!! Moxley escapes but Darby keeps hitting! Darby hops on, DESTROYER! Cover, TWO!! Moxley survives but Darby stays focused.
Darby heads for a corner and climbs up top. Moxley is in the drop zone, but he catches the COFFIN DROP! REAR NAKED CHOKE! But Darby slips up to a cover, TWO!! Moxley let go in time, and now elbows Darby away. Moxley hops up but Darby hits him back. Darby climbs up, has the fingers and tortures them, but Moxley BITES DARBY’S FACE! Then underhooks, SUPER PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
How is Darby not crippled or worse!? Mad Mox gets his win and is moving up the rankings, but will there be anyone crazy enough to take him on next?
A wild night to keep things rolling after Full Gear! All the matches were great, but Nick Jackson VS Rey Fenix really surprised me. I think it surprised a lot of fans in Indy, that was incredible. Now obviously, Nick is a great wrestler, as is Matt, they just prefer being purely tag team wrestlers. However, that was definitely all the best Nick related spots of a Young Bucks match all in one. In the end, it is as I figured going into this: Fenix wins because he’s a highly accomplished singles wrestler. Baker VS Shida made for a great unofficial contender’s match. Both were heading for a rematch with Riho, but since Baker got hers a few weeks ago, it makes a lot of sense for Shida to win here. Even without rankings and with Baker’s previous shot at the title, it just made sense for Shida to win as the more experienced wrestler. Riho VS Shida will be great, especially if they use it to close out 2019 before the reported win-loss refresh.
The Dark Order’s “recruitment” vignette was pretty good. It definitely paints them as this cult that wants to take over by manipulating the outcasts towards their cause. What wasn’t great about Jericho’s segments tonight? His stuttering with the word “sorry” and using Hager to say it. That’s actually a great role reversal of muscle and mouth piece. Then SCU using reverse psychology to goad Jericho into the title match was amazing, and so will Scorpio VS Jericho next week. Jurassic Express coming to SCU’s rescue was a great way to tease a literally huge match of Luchasaurus VS Hager, I hope we get to see that. Proud ‘n’ Powerful losing to Private Party was a shocker, and I am loving how all these stories are intermingling because of just how widespread the Inner Circle and even The Elite are.
The Diamond Dozen Battle Royale was a lot of fun, though it is one example from tonight that TV timing is still tricky. That Shawn Spears moment with Janela ended up on commercial, which is a shame. There were also examples of that with things like the Private Party VS PNP match, and even Jericho going around talking to people backstage before his “announcement” segment. Just something that no one can really blame them for, it’s just the reality of live television. MJF VS Hangman is going to be a great match for that Dynamite Diamond Ring, but I really want to hear what the purpose of the ring is going to be. And while Hangman resigned from The Elite via Being The Elite, I hope that story plays out on TV. Cody is back, he’ll want revenge on MJF and Wardlow, and surely he’ll feel compelled to go after them during that Diamond Ring match.
Omega had a great promo, with that weight lifting gag a nice touch for some comedy. Omega VS Pac in Chicago will be great but surely Omega has to win so that he’s not falling off the winning track. Of course, the win-loss refresh might be a thing, since Omega talked about the reset button here. Moxley VS Darby was a great main event! Darby’s body bag entrance was cool, and him going right at Moxley was perfect booking. Darby is crazy enough to rile Moxley up and that just helped escalate everything going on. I really expected some kind of body bag suplex or powerslam, but maybe another time. That SUPER Paradigm Shift was gnarly, though. Moxley is on a roll so of course he wins, and there is no shame in losing for Darby. I wouldn’t be surprised if Darby, as banged up as he is, is crazy enough to ask for another match.
My Score: 9.1/10