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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (12/18/19)

The HUGE 2019 FINALE!

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AEW Dynamite Coverage

Dynamite closes out the year with explosive action!

Jungle Boy faces Chris Jericho and the clock in a 10-minute challenge! A true contender to the AEW Women’s World Championship is named! And SoCal Uncensored defend their AEW World Tag Team Championships against The Young Bucks! That and more on the last show of 2019!

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Hangman Page and Kenny Omega VS The Lucha Brothers; The Lucha Brothers win.
  • Darby Allin & Cody VS The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny; Darby & Cody win.
  • Awesome Kong w/ The Nightmare Collective VS Miranda Alize; Kong wins.
  • 10 Minute Challenge: Chris Jericho VS Jungle Boy; Time Limit Draw.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship #1 Contender’s match: Britt Baker VS Kris Statlander; Statlander wins and will challenge Riho for the title on New Year’s Day.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships: SoCal Uncensored VS The Young Bucks; SCU wins and retains the AEW World Tag Team Championships.

PLAY BY PLAY

Hangman Page and Kenny Omega VS The Lucha Brothers!

No time to waste on the last Dynamite of the year! The Elite still wants Hangman to hang around, so he and The Best Bout Machine agreed to another match together. A win is a win is a win, but can they win again against Pentagon and Fenix?

Corpus Christi is fired up already with the introductions. The teams sort out and Omega starts with Fenix. They circle in a rematch from their AAA Mega Championship match but fans are loving all of this already. Omega and Fenix hear the fans dueling, “Cero Miedo!” “Cowboy Shit!” Omega and Fenix tie up, Omega wrenches and wristlocks but Fenix gets up and handsprings around, then uses the ropes to flip and break free! Fenix and Omega tie up again, Fenix wrenches but Omega reverses to a hammerlock. Fenxi goes up to snapmare and then things speed up. Omega stops as Fenix kips up, Omega CHOPS and full nelsons. Fenix arm-drags out then handsprings, but into an Electric Chair! Fenix escapes but Omega elbows, runs, redirects and dropkicks the legs out! Fans cheer as Omega runs again, Kotaro Krusher!

Omega drags Fenix up and into the Electric Chair, but Fenix fights out and tags to Pentagon! Another rematch teased here from back at All In. Omega says to be patient, and tags out to Hangman. The chanting gets stronger as Pentagon and Hangman stand face to face. Pentagon takes off the glove with a burning power, tosses it to his brother, and then turns to Hangman. Fans are already losing their minds as Pentagon steps up and says, “CERO! MIEDO!” He pushes it right into Hangman’s face. Hangman comes back to undo some wrist tape and toss it to the fans. “COWBOY! SHIT!” He pushes that in Pentagon’s face! Pentagon comes back to CHOP. But Hangman CHOPS right back! It’s a CHOP fight! CHOP CHOP CHOP, forearm forearm forearm. Hangman whips but Pentagon KICKS! Pentagon runs, but into a BOOT!

Hangman tags to Omega and together, they put Pentagon in a CHOP cycle! Pentagon ducks one and wags his finger, only to get a CHOP to the back! Then HADOUKEN chops! Fenix runs in, HADOUKEN! Fans cheer as Omega and Hangman double high-five! Omega drags Pentagon up but Pentagon rakes his eyes! Then sucker kicks Hangman! Pentagon runs but Omega huricanranas! The brothers regroup on the outside but the Terminator Drums begin. Omega builds speed to FLY! Direct hit on both brothers! And he walks it off going up the ramp. “A E Dub!” has the fans fired up as Omega returns and puts Pentagon in the ring. Tag to Hangman, and Hangman throws big forearms. Hangman whips, but Pentagon hooks Hangman up! Hangman resists and slips out to fire another forearm!

Pentaogn puts Hangman on the apron and Fenix anchors the feet, SUPERKICK and an apron bump! Fenix puts Hangman back in for Pentagon’s Code Breaker! Fenix jumps up, dumdum stomps to the back! Cover, but Omega breaks it up. The referee reprimands both sides but things cool off. Pentagon talks trash then goes to Hangman  to KICK a leg! Pentagon swaggers about but Hangman throws haymakers. Pentagon KICKS again! Pentagon whips Hangman corner to corner, big corner clothesline, and then another whip. Hangman comes back with a LARIAT! Both men are down but fans fire up, hot tag to Omega!

Omega hurries up top, big crossbody takes Pentagon down! Polish Hammers for Fenix, but Pentagon dodges to SUPERKICK! Pentagon whips Omega but Omega reverses to fireman’s carry, “You Can’t Escape!” Rolling senton, then the moonsault gets knees! Fenix hurries around to STOMP Hangman down! Pentagon has Fenix join him, and the brothers double whip. Body shot, kick and another whip, for a trip up and drag out, Fenix DIVES! Fenix puts Omega in fast and Pentagon goes up top, DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO!! Omega lives but Pentagon keeps on him as fans rally. Pentagon drags Omega up to KICK the leg. Tag to Fenix and Fenix KICKS! Fans rally and Omega fights back. Fenix clubs Omega down but Omega hits back. Fenix kicks again then whips, but Omega reverses, only for Fenix to tiger feint and hook kick!

Fenix runs, somersaults, but into a POWERBOMB! Basement knee! Fans rally as both men are down again. Omega and Fenix head to their corner but Pentagon attacks Hangman! Fenix kicks Omega while he’s down then puts him in a corner. Pentagon chokes Omega while the ref distracts the ref. Fenix runs in but Omega BOOTS back! Omega hits Pentagon away, goes up and over Fenix, hot tag to Hangman! Hangman rallies, hitting each bother. Hangman BOOTS Fenix and triangle lariats Pentagon! Fenix runs into a scoop, and a Fall Away Slam! Kip up, PESCADO onto Pentagon! Hangman clotheslines Fenix out and DIVES onto Pentagon! But he’s still going, he DIVES out onto Fenix! Hangman catches his breath as he puts Fenix in.

The Lucha Brothers are in opposite corners, Hangman starts a clothesline train! Fenix, Pentagon and back again, fireman’s carry but Hangman kicks Pentagon. DROPSAULT! Cover on Fenix, TWO!! Fans fire up with Hangman as he brings Fenix up into a corner. Hangman runs in but into a boot! Fenix sends Hangman into the corner, step-up sobat! Then a snapmare to somersault facebuster! Cover, TWO!! Hangman lives but Fenix keeps on him. Fenix drags Hangman over and tags in Pentagon. The brothers double whip, back kick and front kick! Wheelbarrow victory roll SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Pentagon SUPERKICKS Omega off the apron to keep Hangman isolated. Fans rally up again as Pentagon drags Hangman to a corner. Pentagon climbs up but Hangman intercepts with forearms. Hangman scoops and SUPER FALL AWAY SLAMS Pentagon down!

Both men are down again as we pass 15 minutes with 15 left. Hot tag to Omega! Omega runs in at Pentagon, big back elbow! Omega drags Fenix in to stack with Pentagon, but Fenix SUPERICKS Omega back! Fenix rolls in, but into a BUCKLE BOMB! Roaring elbow! Fenix is down but Omega brings him back up, pop-up to Hangman’s GERMAN! Pop-up SPINE BUSTER for Pentagon! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally again as Omega says BANG! Omega runs, but no V-Trigger, Pentagon Slingblades! Hangman hits a DISCUS! Fenix returns to SUPERKICK Hangman! Omega V-TRIGGERS Fenix! Omega drags Fenix into the full nelson, SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! But Pentagon is up and in, fights out of the full nelson but gets a V-TRIGGER!

Omega wobbles but drags Pentagon up, only to get a kick. Pentagon hooks Omega, but Omega slips out to chicken wing. Hangman slingshots, Pentagon slips out, BUCK SHOT gets OMEGA! SUPERKICK takes Hangman out! Pentagon drags Omega up and Fenix returns, “CERO! MIEDO!” hooks and springboard, DOUBLE STOMP PACKAGE DRIVER!! Cover, The Lucha Brothers win!

Winners: The Lucha Brothers, Pentagon by pinfall

Cero Miedo is still in the top five tag team rankings! Can they make another run at the titles? As for Omega and Hangman they regroup in the ring. Hangman seems to be upset with Omega despite his Buck Shot hitting. Omega shoves, Hangman shoves, but PAC is backstage and wants to talk!

“Kenny Omega. Do you remember who I am, huh?” Pac doesn’t think he does. He asked a question and has yet to get an answer. But perhaps Pac should remind Omega what he is capable of. Pac heads deeper into the back, and finds the men’s locker room. Is that Michael Nakazawa sitting in there? Pac closes the door behind him, and we can only imagine what is happening to one of Omega’s closest friends! Omega hurries to the back, even through the crowd! His issues with Hangman will have to wait!

But when Omega gets to the locker room, there’s no one there! Not even Nakazawa. Omega freaks out, but gets attacked but the Lucha Brothers! It seems even in winning, they still want after the AAA Mega Champion! Hangman comes to save Omega, so Fenix and Pentagon back off. Hangman’s bad mood seems to take a backseat to friendship, and together they look for Nakazawa. They go further backstage, but there’s no signs of Pac or Nakazawa. They go around past the interview space, to the other hallway, but still nothing.

 

Darby Allin skates into the building.

The Undead Daredevil is here to join forces with the American Nightmare, Cody, against the Butcher, the Blade and the Bunny. Will his brand of wild be what Cody needs to thwart MJF’s mercenaries?

 

Darby Allin & Cody VS The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny!

Allie, Braxton Sutter and Andy Williams vow to cut the head off the snake, and that means taking out Cody of the Elite. But will they learn that they’re dealing with a hydra: cut off one head, two more shall take its place?

The teams sort out and Cody starts against the Butcher. But then Darby tags in, and doesn’t even take Cody’s help with the ropes. Darby and Sutter tie up, and Sutter swings Darby around and around! Sutter is 273, Darby is 173, so that explains the physics. But the lighter Williams tags in to circle with Darby. They tie up, Williams ties up but Darby powers out. Things speed up, Darby shows off and dropkicks Sutter. Darby dodges, whips but Williams reverses, only for Darby to springboard arm-drag The Blade out! Fans are fired up and Darby tags in Cody! Cody meets Williams but he dares Sutter to come back. Sutter tags in, and the two of them circle now. Cody wants a leg but Sutter clubs him off. Cody resets and fans rally behind him.

Cody and Sutter circle and tie up, Cody waistlocks. Sutter elbows out, but Cody kicks and drops for the Rhodes Uppercut! But Cody runs into a LARIAT! Sutter drags Cody up and puts him in the corner, tag to Williams. Williams CHOPS Cody then whips Cody to a corner. Cody goes up and over to hit the spinning powerslam! Tag to Sutter and he keeps Cody from Darby with a BOOT! Sutter drags Cody up again but Cody uppercuts! It barely does anything with that mouth guard in. Allie distracts the ref as Cody runs, because Williams holds the rope down! Cody takes a tumble out and Williams tags in. Darby protests but Williams puts Cody in. Williams stomps Cody down then drags him up for a scoop. Tag to Sutter, they combine for a leg drop sidewalk slam! Cover, TWO!

Sutter keeps on Cody with a wrench and a whip! Cody hits buckles hard and Sutter gut wrenches as AEW goes picture in picture. Williams tags in, they combine again for a dropkick gut wrench suplex! Cover, TWO! Cody toughs it out and gets out of the ring, but Williams heads over. Williams puts Cody back in the ring but keeps between him and Darby. Williams throws forearms and stomps Williams in a corner. Cody turns it around to CHOP! Williams rakes the eyes! Williams soaks up th heat while Allie talks trash to Cody> Williams bumps Cody off buckles and tags in Sutter. They stomp Cody in the corner, then Sutter whips Cody corner to corner. Cody boots abck and hosp up, to leap into Sutter’s arms! FALL AWAY SLAM!

Cody bails out and Sutter distracts, but Allie yanks Cody into a post! The Bunny is more like a weasel and Darby warns her. Allie just laughs it off and returns to the corner as Williams CHOPS Cody. COdy CHOPS back! Cody gets in the ring but Williams is on him fast! Tag to Sutter and he stomps Cody down. Sutter drags Cody up as fans rally again. Sutter whips Cody to a corner then stomps him down. Sutter wraps on a keylock camel clutch, but COdy fights up and out. Cody kicks, runs but into a tackle in the corner! Sutter runs in, but Cody dodges! Sutter hits buckles but tags Williams, but Cody sends him out! Cody hurries but Williams is back in again. The two run, double crossbodies collide!

Fans rally again, Cody crawls but so does Williams. Hot tag to Darby! Slingshot and Darby hits Sutter! Then dodges Williams to fire off strikes! SUNSET BOMB! Cover but Sutter had tagged in! Dead lift to a BACK BREAKER! Sutter sucker punches Cody then goes after Darby. Figure four, for a Texas Cloverleaf! In Texas, of all things! But Cody boots! Sutter still holds on? Cody kicks more, but Williams trips Cody up! Williams brawls with Cody, Sutter cloverleaf BOMBS Darby! Cody sends Williams into steel steps, Darby escapes another bomb. Darby boots Sutter, runs and hops on, flipping STUNNER! Hot tag to Cody! Cody hurries to get Sutter in position, CROSS RHODES!! Cover but Allie distracts! Cody would’ve won right here!

Sutter tags to Williams, he whips but Cody reverses to send Williams out. Darby returns, DOUBLE DIVES! Fans are loving “A E DUB!” for that one! Darby took a rough landing but Cody gets Williams back in. Off comes the weight belt and it goes to the fans! Cody runs, springboards, Disaster Kick for Sutter! Darby is up, COFFIN DROP to the apron!! But Williams rolls Cody, TWO! Cody dodges, DISASTER CUTTER!! Cover, Cody and Darby win!!

Winners: Cody & Darby Allin, Cody by pinfall

The American Nightmare and the Undead Daredevil get it done! And per the deal struck, these two will have a rematch from their amazing time-limit draw at Fyter Fest. When and where will that amazing match happen?

 

AEW looks at how Jungle Boy Jack Perry prepared for tonight’s huge test.

Chris Jericho said there’s no way the young star lasts even 10 minutes against him. But all of that condescension just fueled the fire within. JB won’t let Y2J look down on him. He got an unofficial pinfall on Jericho, can he do it for real in 10 minutes or less? Can he at least prove Jericho wrong and run out the clock? Or will Le Champion finish up his 2019 with a victory?

 

Awesome Kong w/ The Nightmare Collective VS Miranda Alize!

As the song says, “There are 8 million ways to die. She’s one.” And while the holidays may be on their way, Brandi Rhodes says that Kong winning is inevitable. But the real concern is Kris Statlander winning against Britt Baker and becoming the “#1 threat to the AEW Women’s Division.” Brandi has a good feeling that tonight is the night The Alien comes home to her family. And the mystery man is still laying in wait. Is this the night the Collective takes over?

The bell rings and Kong circles with her red-haired opponent. Alize throws hands but they don’t even itch Kong. The knee does more damage, but then Alize runs into Kong’s BACK HAND! Kong drags Alize up as Brandi and Melanie Cruise watch on. Underhooks, and IMPLANT BUSTER! Cover, Kong wins!

Winner: Awesome Kong, by pinfall

Kong’s first AEW Dynamite match went as Brandi predicted, and now Melanie joins in the ritual of taking a lock of hair. Alize’s red adds some color to the trophy belt, but will Kris bring the title belt to “the family” in the very near future?

 

AEW shares Jim Ross’ exclusive interview with Jungle Boy.

JR knows tonight’s ten minute match is a big opportunity. Is JB at all intimidated. JB says that he sees Jericho two ways now: the man, and the legend. Jericho the man does not scare JB. But JB respects the legend, the accomplishments and experience. JB is very aware of the “gravity” of this moment, but the pressure makes greatness. JB will tackle the challenge and Jericho head on. If his dad was still here, what does JB think he’d be thinking? Luke Perry would be very proud of his son. They spent a lot of time together talking about making this pro-wrestling career happen. For JB to be here talking to JR, going against Jericho, this is what his dad dreamed for him. And that moment has come, right now!

 

10 Minute Challenge: Chris Jericho VS Jungle Boy!

This is the moment! Corpus Christi will either see Le Champion dominate once again, or see perhaps the biggest upset in wrestling! What comes from Jericho’s last match in 2019?

Before Jungle Boy makes his entrance, and while AEW is picture in picture, Sammy Guevara appears to hold up cue cards for Jericho. “People say that they can’t hear us during picture-in-picture.” How self-aware! “Does the Network (TNT) think we’re stupid? The Inner Circle…” And we go to break. What is the rest of the speech?!

TNT- er, uh, AEW returns, and Jurassic Express accompanies Jungle Boy to the ring. They’re being his corner men for this one-and-done 10 minute round. JB hydrates before the bell rings, and the countdown begins!

Jericho and JB circle and fans are strongly on JB’s side. The two tie up, JB rolls Jericho, ONE! Jericho swings, JB dodges and fires off strikes. JB whips and dropkicks Jericho down! Time is running, JB CHOPS and wristlocks to go up and up and springboard and arm-drag! Jericho gets up and trips JB, wanting the Walls! JB resists and shoves Jericho away, to reach up and huricanrana! Cover, TWO! Jericho clobbers JB down for trying last week’s move again. Jericho scoops and hotshots JB on the top rope! Fans boo as Jericho takes his time. Jericho drags JB up in a corner and CHOPS. And CHOPS! Jericho snapmares and kicks JB in the back. Marko Stunt and Luchasaurus coach JB up and JB fights back with big body shots, only for Jericho to club him down.

Jericho pulls JB’s hair as he knees and whips. CODE BREAKER! JB is down but Jericho just wants to toy with him now. The clock reaches 7:30 remaining as Jericho walks all over JB. Jericho mocks the fans rallying up for JB, including the Perry family. Jericho runs in, another Code Breaker! Cover, TWO! Jericho grins and laughs as he wags a finger. Jericho drags JB up to SLAP him. JB slumps against him, Jericho throws JB out of the ring and hard. Jericho distracts the ref and Hager RAMS JB into barriers! But now Luchasaurus and Hager go after each other! Hager sends Luchasaurus into barriers, Marko flies off the apron only to get DECKED! Luchasaurus returns but the ref hops out to keep them apart. Luchasaurus defends his boys but Hager is EJECTED! The ref tells Luchasaurus and Marko to leave, too!

Jericho and JB are alone with less than six minutes to go! Jericho puts JB in the ring and stalks up to him, but JB cradles! TWO, and Jericho BOOTS JB down! Then kicks him while he’s down! Jericho is down playing around and he CHOPS JB back down. Jericho mocks the fans still cheering for JB as he whips. JB kicks back, runs again, but is put on the apron. Jericho throws forearms but JB gets clear of the triangle leap! JB builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit but JB isn’t done, DIVE again! And then JB FLIES! Direct hit and fans are fired up with Jungle Boy Jack Perry! JB puts Jericho in and hurries up top, he leaps for a FLYING DDT! Cover, TWO!! There’s only four minutes left but JB is so close!

JB puts Jericho in a corner and whips him corner to corner, but Jericho reverses. JB goes up and over to hit a BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO!! Still not enough, but fans are still believers! JB runs, but Jericho elbows him down! LIONSAULT FLOPS! JB LIONSAULTS! And it hits! Cover, TWO!! JB won’t give up, he runs and comes in, to get a LARIAT! Jericho has JB back down at three minutes left. Jericho covers, TWO! Jericho kicks at JB while he’s down but fans are not slowing down. They keep cheering as Jericho CHOPS JB into a corner. Jericho puts JB under the ropes, for a GUILLOTINE CATAPULT! JB gasps for air as Jericho stands on his chest! The ref counts but Jericho lets up. We’re at the two minute warning, too!

Fans boo as Jericho drags JB back up. JB throws hands but so does Jericho. JB throws counter punches! And a CHOP! JB whips, but Jericho sees the back drop coming, POWERBOMB! Into the WALLS OF JERICHO! Sit in deep, maaan…! Jericho is bending JB back but everyone is on JB’s side! JB endures and we’re in the last minute! JB claws and crawls and reaches, but Jericho drags him away! Jericho has a new angle on JB, but the time is drawing closer! 25 seconds! JB endures, reaches, we’re at 10! 9! 8! 7! 6! 5! 4! 3! 2! 1!!

Time Limit Draw

JB survives and Jericho is in shock! Jericho thought JB tapped or something! Now Le Champion is furious! “Five more minutes! Give me five more minutes!!” Justin Roberts and the timekeepers aren’t really sure what to do, so they give in! We’re going into overtime!

Jericho gets back in the ring and drags the limp Jungle Boy up to SLAP! And SLAP! And SLAP! Fans still cheer for Jungle Boy as Jericho throws more slaps. Jericho throws JB out but JB skins the cat! Jericho turns around into JB’s HURICANRANA! Cover, TWO!! Jericho runs into a crucifix! TWO!! Jericho runs away because it seems five minutes was five too many! He takes the title and retreats! Fans applaud JB and boo Jericho, but JB says this just means he had Jericho. Jericho doesn’t care, he goes through the entrance way! A moral victory to say the least for Jungle Boy. Will Jericho ever live this down?

AEW is picture in picture as we wait for word on what’s going on. Jericho returns?! But Jungle Boy was already excused. That’s because Jericho is throwing another tantrum! He tosses the ring bell, the hammer, the steps, and even hurls insults at the Perry family! Jericho uses a chair to SMACK the post, and even threatens the camera crew. Jericho knocks over the timekeeper table before flexing at fans. Jericho storms off again, having vented his frustrations. Jericho hears the fans calling him names and eggs them on. Tony Schiavone wants to talk to the “pretty upset” Jericho. Jericho says Jungle Boy couldn’t beat him, so he proved that. No, he said JB couldn’t last 10 minutes, and he did. No he didn’t. Yes he did. SHUT UP, SKEEBO! Jericho will beat you up! And the fans, for that matter!

Jericho says JB did not beat him, but that’s not the point. They’ll settle this later. But right now, the real story is about Jericho’s “good friend,” Jon Moxley, and the invitation open to him. Will Moxley join the Inner Circle? Jericho has a feeling he knows what the answer is, but the Inner Circle stayed in the Inner Sanctum, Jericho’s very lavish mansion. Jericho mocks the Texas fans for not knowing what a mansion is. But Jericho says Moxley is in for some big surprises should he join. Surely Moxley talked it over with his wife and mother. Jericho says that while Dynamite takes Christmas off, there will be a big New Year’s Day surprise. All Moxley has to do is say yes. Choose wisely. Until then, Merry Christmas from the Inner Circle.

 

Backstage interview with SoCal Uncensored.

Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky are to defend the AEW World Tag Team Championships tonight, how are they feeling about this? Christopher Daniels says that The Young Bucks may be the tag team of the decade, but in AEW, SCU is the tag team of right now. But then the Lucha Brothers come in to remind them of Daniels’ botched Arabian Press. Maybe Daniels doesn’t have it anymore. Kaz tells Daniels he should show Pentagon what he still has. Daniels pushes past Pentagon, is that a telling sign in itself?

 

AEW Women’s World Championship #1 Contender’s match: Britt Baker VS Kris Statlander!

The Dentist worked hard to get to the top of the Women’s Division, but the Galaxy’s Greatest Alien came in outta nowhere like a comet and is right behind her in the rankings! But who becomes THE challenger for Riho’s title in 2020?

The bell rings and Britt circles with Kris. They tie up, Kris wrenches to a wristlock but Britt reverses to her own. Kris cartwheels and cartwheels and then keeps going even after she’s gotten free. Kris spins but Britt denies the boop as she grabs the arm! Britt drags Kris down but Kris slips out to avoid Lockjaw. Fans cheer as Kris and Britt circle. Britt dodges to waistlock, wristlock and ripcord, but Kris dodges the forearm to reel Britt in. Dancing dip and the boop! Britt doesn’t like that, but Kris ducks her clotheslines. Kris kips up but Britt waistlocks. Kris standing switches, but Britt bucks her off, and things speed up. Britt tries a slingblade but Kris slips through to whip Britt. Kris hurdles over Britt then ducks under, but Britt saw that coming. Britt wants the arms! Kris slips out of the armlock and Oklahoma Rolls, TWO!

Fans cheer as the two women reset. They circle again and tie back up. Britt slips behind, full nelsons to a snapmare, for a crucifix, TWO! Britt rolls Kris, TWO! Britt wrenches, arm-capture suplex! But Kris is right up to basement dropkick Britt! Kris wants another but Britt dodges to discus forearm! And then a neckbreaker! Fans cheer as both women are down but Britt is on Kris with a chinlock and chicken wing. Kris endures as AEW goes picture in picture. Kris fights up and forearms back! Kris rocks Britt then runs, but into a clothesline! Britt covers, TWO! Britt keeps on Kris with a facelock and clubbing forearms. Britt whips corner to corner hard and Kris hits buckles then the mat. Britt stomps Kris around and then clamps on with a new chinlock.

Kris endures and fights her way back up, but Britt throws her down by her hair! Britt stomps Kris then brings her back up. Britt throws forearms on Kris against the ropes then whips. Kris reverses and forearms Britt down! Kris fires up as she handsprings, but Britt gets away from the leg drop! Britt throws forearms but Kris gives them back. The two brawl back and forth, then Kris CHOPS! And CHOPS! Kris bumps Britt off buckles then CHOPS her again! Kris throws more forearms then whips Britt back into the corner. Britt dodges and elbows back. Britt runs corner to corner, but Kris follows with an elbow of her own! AEW returns to single picture as Britt follows Kris to shining wizard! Britt arm-drags and reels Kris in, she wants the armlock! Kris gets free to get to the ropes! Kris then drags Britt in to hotshot her back!

Kris has Britt between ropes for a big knee lift! Kris then climbs up and aims at Britt. Britt wobbles up, into the missile dropkick! Cover, TWO!! Britt lives but Kris fires up. Fans rally with Kris but Britt ducks a kick to roll Kris up! TOW, Kris is right on Britt with a cradle, TWO! Britt runs into a fireman’s carry but fights free. Britt dodges, runs, SLINGBLADE! Cover, TWO!! Britt grows frustrated with Kris as she drags her back up. But Kris slips out to kick low and uppercut big! DISCUS! Fans fire up as #JoinDarkOrder comes on screen… But Kris heads up top but Britt stops her. Britt clubs Kris but Kris hits back. They fight for control. Britt SUPERPLEXES! And she’s not done, she brings Kris up, only for Kris to fisherman scoop for a spinning driver! Both women are down but fans fire up!

A standing count begins but Kris stirs first. Britt follows, and the two start brawling on their knees. Forearm fore forearm, but Britt fires off! Britt ducks, spins Kris, fisherman neckbreaker! Kris blocks the superkick to ROUNDHOUSE! Kris runs, into the SUPERKICK! But Kris comes back, discus into the Rings of Saturn! Kris scrambles around and gets up, and lifts Britt! Into the fireman’s carry, then the gut wrench, tucks her in, BIG BANG THEORY!! Cover, Kris wins!!

Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall; NEW #1 Contender to the AEW Women’s World Championship

The rocket is strapped to Kris’s back, and she’s headed for the outer limits! Will the undefeated Alien of AEW make New Year’s Dynamite historic?

Tony Schiavone interviews Kris on the ramp and makes the announcement official. Kris boops Schiavone but Brandi comes calling. Wouldn’t someone turn on the damn mic for her? But Schiavone can go, she’ll take it from here. Brandi is the first to congratulate Kris on the win. She knew Kris would win. But she comes in peace. Aliens understand that, right? But Brandi needs to know the answer to her question: Is Kris with the Nightmare Collective or not? Fans say “NO! NO! NO!” as Kris reaches out to Brandi. Kris doesn’t boop Brandi, she wags her finger! The answer has been given, but here is the Collective’s response: Kong and Cruise stand in Kris’s way, and Brandi cheap shots Kris with her high heel! The lethal Louis Vuitton gets Kris around the eye! Sadie Gibbs comes out with the refs to attend to Kris, but is this only going to escalate from here?

 

Shawn Spears and Tully Blanchard speak.

“Life pivots on a moment. For one lucky superstar in AEW, that moment, that time, is now.” Here in AEW, the tag team championships actually matter! Tag team wrestling actually matters! They’re marquee, their main event material, even here tonight! Big checks for the tag team champions. But they’re missing that perfect partner. Tully knows he has to be “the guy” that can be molded, palatable. That is what a tag team is all about. Arn Anderson and Tully could just look at each other and know what to do. That is the kind of mental connection Spears needs. The scouting continues, will Tully and Spears be able to create tag team #PERFECT10N?

 

AEW World Tag Team Championships: SoCal Uncensored VS The Young Bucks!

“Our goal, our main objective, is to give you fans the best tag team division in the world!” The Young Bucks look back on the three months of AEW Dynamite, and feel that goal was reached. Tag team wrestling has main evented the majority of those 11 weeks, and now, it is time to prove they are still the best tag team in the business. It hurts that it took them this long to get back. Losing the AAA World Tag Titles, losing in the AEW World Tag Team Tournament, and losing to Santana & Ortiz at Full Gear. It has been a rough road lately, and they’ve been far from the best. But here we are, the Young Bucks and SCU once again. Who comes away from this rivalry reborn celebrating the holidays with gold?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and the teams sort out. Kaz starts with Nick and this match begins!

Kaz and Nick tie up, Kaz headlocks and holds on as Nick tries to power out. Nick tries again and gets free, but Scorpio tags in as Kaz reverses the whip. Nick stops himself, seeing what’s coming, but Scorpio still denies the superkick. Scorpio Gory Especial, but Nick denies the fast finish with an arm-drag. Nick dodges Kaz and tags in Matt! Matt shoulders into Kaz then slingshots over to whip him out. Scorpio returns and whips Matt but Matt runs him over with a shoulder. Things speed up, Scorpio ends up in a fireman’s carry! But no Bang for our Buck, Scorpio fireman’s carries! Matt powers out but Kaz tags in. The two teams regroup and run, the Bucks dodge and Nick runs. Alley-oop double dropkick! Fans fire up as Matt handsprings, Nick dropkicks Scorpio down!

The Bucks focus on Kaz, Matt tags in and brings Kaz around. Powerbomb, buckle bomb enziguri combo! Matt runs in, “You’re dead!” Cannonball enziguri combo! Matt brings Kaz up, scoops, but Kaz slips out to shove Matt into Nick, Backstabber for Matt! Scorpio huricanranas Nick off the apron! Kaz gets up under Matt for the leg shovel suplex! Cover, TWO! Kaz drags Matt up and around, tag to Scorpio. SCU double whips and runs Matt over! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and duel as Scorpio drags Matt up to whip. Matt stops himself, tags out to Nick. Nick rallies with his signature string of moves! Roundhouse to Kaz, back kick to Scorpio, spinning roundhouse to Kaz! Corner shining wizard for Scorpio, then the roundhouse, forearm, and bulldog clothesline combo! Fans fire up and Nick CHOPS Scorpio. Knuckle lock but Scorpio disrupts things, only for Nick to yank him up to join him! SUPER STEINER!

Fans are on their feet as Nick tags Matt. Shining Wizard, MACHO ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Scorpio survives and “This is Awesome!” Tag to Nick, and the Bucks have Scorpio. They double whip, Kaz saves Scorpio from superkicks. Nick goes up and LEAPS for a corkscrew attack! Nick tells the camera that the Bucks are getting those titles, and he bumps Scorpio off the apron as AEW goes picture in picture.

Nick puts Scorpio in, fans fire up, and Nick whips Scorpio into the corner. Nick runs in for the big corner shining wizard! Tag to Matt, snapmare for Scorpio, and Matt positions him in the drop zone. Nick climbs up top, standing moonsault and frog splash combo! Cover, TWO!! Scorpio survives again but Matt circles him like a shark. Matt drags Scorpio up, throws haymakers but Scorpio gives them back! Scorpio gets the edge, whips, but Matt sunset flips! Into a SHARPSHOOTER! Scorpio endures as Matt sits deep! Fans rally both ways as Scorpio powers up and heads over to ropes. Nick slingshots in to facebuster Scorpio down! Matt drags Scorpio away from ropes, but Kaz attacks! DDT! Kaz gets out and now both Matt and Scorpio are down.

AEW returns to single picture, hot tag to Kaz, and he uses Matt as a step stool to leap and hit Nick! Kaz clotheslines and windmill kicks! Hip toss neckbreaker! Fans are divided but Nick hits back. The Bucks regroup and double whip Kaz for double hip toss and handsprings, but Kaz kips up to double clothesline the Bucks! Tag to Scorpio, Kaz slingshots to huricanrana Matt! The Bucks are put together, Scorpio runs and FLIES! Direct hit on them both! SCU gets Matt in and bring Scorpio up. Alley-oop tornado DDT! Cover, TWO! Matt lives but Scorpio drags Matt up and around. Fans rally up as Scorpio fireman’s carries. Spin but no TKO, Matt SPEARS Scorpio down! Matt’s shoulder is bothering him as he and Scorpio crawl. Nick tags in and hits Kaz down! Triangle springboard, into a CUTTER! And DRAGON SLEEPER CLUTCH! Kaz gets Matt, whips and a slingshot CUTTER! Into his own Dragon Sleeper Clutch!

But Matt powers up to snap suplex Kaz onto Scorpio! All four men are down but fans are firing up! Kaz gets back to his corner and tags in. “This is Awesome!” as Nick tags Matt. Matt and Kaz brawl with haymakers, back and forth. And then they get fast and furious! Kaz clubs Matt down then brings him back up. Kaz whips, but Matt slips under and pump handles to pop Kaz up! But Scorpio tags in and hits Nick away! Kaz slips out of the gut wrench to GERMAN SUPLEX! Scorpio gives him another boost, Kaz tornado DDT’s Nick to the apron!! Kaz and Nick are down but Scorpio fires up. But Matt cradle counters, TWO!! Scorpio fireman’s carries, TKO! Tag to Kaz, SCU drags Matt up. Especial, SCU LATER! Cover, SoCal Uncensored wins!!

Winners: SoCal Uncensored, Kaz by pinfall; still AEW World Tag Team Champions

An incredible main event, but SCU doesn’t have time to celebrate! Because Dark Order Creepers are flooding ringside! The Bucks and SCU don’t realize until they’re already completely surrounded. And then the lights go out! The Dark Order’s demented leaders are here! Evil Uno congratulates SCU on the “fantastic display of tag team wrestling.” However, the Young Bucks suffered a hard loss. Any other night, they’d ask to be part of the Dark Order. But tonight is not about recruitment. Tonight is about initiation. “Dark Order, put them down!”

The Creepers rush the ring, but get haymakers and SUPERKICKS! Some Creepers lose their masks, and it’s The Beaver Boys! Alex Reynolds and John Silver joined the Dark Order’s army of minions! And the top two tag teams are swarmed by the horde! Christopher Daniels hurries out to help his friends but he’s just one of the victims! Reynolds and Silver make sure to coordinate the attack, but here comes Kenny Omega! Omega lost one friend tonight, he won’t lose more! But even with a V-TRIGGER at the ramp, the Cleaner is overwhelmed! Stu Grayson joins in but here come the Rhodes Boys! Cody and Dustin add on and fight as best they can, but there are just too many Creepers! Stu, Reynolds, Silver and the swarm beat down all eight men!

Grayson throws Omega out, then Cody and Dustin and SCU. Evil Uno finally gets in now that it is only the Young Bucks in the ring. Grayson brings out special purple masks! Evil Uno speaks again, “I told you this was an initiation.” That’s because the Beaver Boys are officially top members of the Creeper horde! Evil Uno sticks his hand in Matt’s mouth to sample the blood from his lips. “We Are One!” But who else will join this twisted faction in the New Year?

 


 

My Thoughts:

Another great episode closes out Dynamite for 2019, but there was also a lot of great stuff set up for 2020. This time, AEW blending and intertwining stories worked out really well, it all went rather smoothly. Hangman & Omega VS Lucha Brothers was a great match, and it made a lot of sense in story for Omega and Hangman to lose here. For one, they’re not considered a veteran tag team, Pentagon and Fenix are and therefore should win. It was great for Pac to interject himself in the dysfunction of Omega and Hangman while apparently abducting Nakazawa. Even Lucha Brothers beating up Omega just because was good, given the AAA connection. It also seems to be a great seed planted that Hangman was the only one not to show up and help SCU and Bucks at the end. This will surely come up as part of Being the Elite and hopefully the New Year’s Day “Homecoming” episode.

While talking about the ending segment, the tag team main event was amazing! While Spears and Tully do another unnecessary passive aggressive dig at WWE, it is true that tag team wrestling still gets a better showcase here than there. Spears wants a partner, maybe someone new is debuted to be that partner. SCU VS Young Bucks was amazing, and SCU retaining is just fine because of how amazing the match is. Perhaps the Dark Order is moving up in time for AEW Revolution in February. I sense that the three purple-masked elite Creepers are going to join Uno and Grayson in a bigger match with either The Elite (Bucks, Omega, Cody & Dustin) or Bucks & SCU. Plus, there is a great possibility that the first purple Creeper is Brandon Cutler, as a betrayal of the Bucks.

Cody and Darby had a pretty good match with Butcher, Blade and Bunny, and it was great for them to win given the deal they struck. I would love if social media helped arrange Cody VS Darby rematch for New Year’s Day, too, because I don’t think we can or should wait that long. The Women’s Division has a good story leading into that episode, too. Even with all signs pointing to Kris Statlander moving into contention, she had a good match with Britt Baker. It could’ve been better, and I’m starting to think Brandi’s promo diss on Britt might’ve been her shoot feelings. Of course, the heel to the eye, I wonder if that’s a way to keep Kris from the title match even for a huge episode like the homecoming.

Jungle Boy and Jericho in their 10 minute time limit match was so much fun. JB is a huge hit with fans already, and how great for him to make it to the time limit. Apparently in kayfabe, the “overtime” wasn’t considered official, which is fine because otherwise Jericho would’ve lost on count-out and that’s still a loss to JB. But his tantrum over it is great consistency. Also how dare TNT cut away from the cue card promo during picture in picture. It was almost like they did it on purpose before Jericho made fun of them. Jericho’s plans for Moxley on New Year’s Day are very intriguing. I wonder if it is to set up a bunch of welcoming gifts as props for Moxley to just destroy, perhaps even on the bodies of the Inner Circle. AEW Revolution has to be when we’re getting Jericho VS Moxley given all this set-up. Just like Full Gear, a match with Moxley will make Revolution feel like a huge night.

My Score: 9.1/10


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