Faction warfare begins again!
Elite and Inner Circle clash once again, but in a match! For the first time ever, Dustin Rhodes and the Young Bucks stand against Sammy Guevara, Santana and Ortiz in a Six Man Tag!
- Six Man Tag: The Inner Circle VS Dustin Rhodes & The Young Bucks; Rhodes & The Young Bucks win.
- Trent Baretta VS Rey Fenix; Fenix wins.
- Nyla Rose VS Leva Bates w/ Peter Avalon; Rose wins.
- Kris Statlander VS Hikaru Shida; Statlander wins.
- Christopher Daniels VS Pentagon Jr; Pentagon wins.
- Jon Moxley VS Joey Janela; Moxley wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Six Man Tag: The Inner Circle VS Dustin Rhodes & The Young Bucks!
Champaign gets a Superkick Partaaaay~ to open the night! Week after week, The Elite and Chris Jericho’s faction have clashed but now we get the biggest match yet! Will winning be natural for Dustin and the Jackson brothers? Or will Santana, Ortiz and the #SpanishGod be #ProudNPowerful together?
The trios sort out, Dustin starts with Sammy and the two tie up. Dustin headlocks, Sammy powers out but Dustin runs him over. Things keep moving, Dustin whips Sammy to arm-dram him down. Dustin wrenches, Nick tags in and Dustin whips. Things speed up. Matt tags in, Dustin picks Sammy up, Matt gives Nick the boost, alley-oop dropkick to SPINE BUSTER! Cover, but Santana and Ortiz are in to break it. They go after the Bucks and send them out, then go after Dustin. Matt gets at Sammy, Proud ‘n’ Powerful have Dustin, the two sides whip and Dustin lariats Sammy! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for Proud ‘n’ Powerful! Fans fire up as The Elite focus on Sammy. Sammy staggers up and turns around, TRIPLE SUPERKICK!
The Inner Circle regroup but Matt goes up top, Matt LEAPS onto them all! Fans cheer for “A E DUB! as Dustin and Nick crisscross with DIVES! “The! Elite! The the Elite!” have Champaign fired up as Matt drags Sammy back into the ring. Sammy flounders to a corner, Matt runs corner to corner but gets a knee! But Sammy walks into the Northern Lights! It’s the Polar Express! Matt sees Santana coming, DOUBLE Northern Lights! And he still wants to keep going! Ortiz runs in but gets kicked, and Matt adds him on!? Matt tries for the triple but it’s too much! The Inner Circle bat Matt down then hit Nick and Dustin away. DOUBLE BUCKLE BOMB! Boot, flying knee and then a corner splash sits Matt down. Santana and Ortiz hit Poetry in Motion CANNONBALL!
Santana and Ortiz double hip toss Matt down as Sammy climbs up. Sammy leaps, SWANTON! Cover, TWO! Sammy drags Matt over to the Inner Circle corner and tags Ortiz. Fans rally but Matt gets mugged. Santana tags in and he mugs Matt now. Santana suplexes and holds Matt up for 10, tag to Ortiz. Ortiz takes the hand-off and holds Matt for 10, tag to Sammy. Sammy takes the hand-off and holds Matt for only 5 before Matt escapes, to SUPERKICK! Matt and Sammy are down but Champaign fires up! Matt and Sammy hurry, hot tags to Dustin and Santana! The Natural rallies, Santana reverses a whip but gets the Rhodes Uppercut!
Dustin throws hands and whips but Santana reverses. Santana brags too long, and turns around into a spinning powerslam! Ortiz runs in, he gets a powerslam! Sammy returns, but Dustin needs a breather. Fans cheer “You still got it!” and Sammy runs, into a powerslam! Dustin heads up top, and hits a TRIPLE Crossbody! Dustin drags Santana up, fans fire up as he takes a deep breath and says, “SUCK IT!” then hits a DESTROYER!! Cover, Ortiz breaks it! Ortiz throws Dustin but Dustin throws Ortiz out. Dustin puts Santana in a corner and opens him up. Fans want to see it, but this isn’t really allowed. The ref stops this, but he misses Ortiz using the blackjack! Santana and Ortiz take out the Bucks while Sammy climbs up. Sammy soaks up the heat, before hitting a 630!! Cover, TWO!? Dustin lives and Sammy is shocked!
Fans rally up for Dustin as Sammy clubs away. Sammy whips but Dustin dodges! Hot tag to Nick! Nick enzugiris then springboard stomps Sammy! Nick blows up PNP then hits Sammy with a shining wizard, roundhouse, forearm, and bulldog! Fans are thunderous as Nick drags Sammy up to whip. Sammy reverses but Nick goes up and over. Nick baits Sammy into Matt’s SPEAR! Nick Penalty Kicks Santana while Matt drags Sammy over. The Bucks coordinate, springboard splash and moonsault! Cover, but Ortiz breaks in again! Ortiz throws Matt out but Nick dumps Ortiz out. Nick cartwheels but misses his moonsault. Ortiz still gets a SUPERKICK! Sammy misses his shooting star but Santana hits a SPRINGBOARD SWANTON!
Sammy goes after Matt and gets in the ring. Fans are cheering for “A E DUB!” again as the Inner Circle regroups. They hit Dustin away then focus on Matt. PNP lift Matt up for Sammy, knee drop POWERBOMB! Cover, but Dustin breaks it! Dustin drags Santana up but the PNP power him out of the corner. “This is Awesome!” but Sammy has something in his jacket. He takes out his phone? Sammy insists on vlogging again as he climbs up top. Sammy makes sure people see him hit a SHOOTING- SUPERKICK!! The Bucks set Sammy up, Ortiz runs in but the ref keeps him back. The ref misses the totally vlog’d SHATTERED DREAMS and SUPERKICK combo!! But PNP get back in, only to get double gut wrenched into position! Nick is back up top, DOUBLE MELTZER DRIVER SENTON!! Cover, the Elite win!!
Winners: The Elite, Matt Jackson by pinfall
An incredible opener, and incredible win! But is the war between Elite and Inner Circle only escalating?
Trent Baretta w/ Chuckie T & Orange Cassidy VS Rey Fenix!
Amazing singles matches have been what the two men in this match have given us in recent weeks. Trent beat Pentagon, Fenix beat Nick Jackson, but who wins here tonight?
The bell rings and Fenix ties up with Trent. Trent gets a waistlock and throws Fenix down, but Fenix fights up. Trent headlocks, Fenix powers out, but Trent runs Fenix over with a shoulder. Fenix kips right up to enziguri Trent down! Trent gets to a corner, Fenix runs in but gets a boot. Trent hops up but Fenix uppercuts! Fenix tucks Trent in and brings him out, but no Muscle Buster. Trent boots but it’s blocked, Fenix somersaults to spring up, but the Destroyer is blocked! Trent wants Dude Buster but Fenix sunset flips through, TWO! Fenix dodges, goes through the ropes but the heel kick misses! Fans cheer this even exchange.
Trent and Fenix approach but Fenix hits low. Trent CHOPS back, and again! Trent whips, Fenix goes up to drive Trent into buckles, then he springs off the ropes. No corner tiger feint as Trent dodges and elbows back. Trent hops up, the tiger feint is a sweep! Trent bounces off buckles, and then Fenix mule kicks him down! Cover, TWO! Fenix grabs Trent to trap an arm and ram in elbows. AEW goes picture in picture as Fenix brings Trent around to dropkick! Cover, TWO! Fenix argues but the count is the count. Fenix gets fans rallying as he brings Trent back up. Fenix wrenches, SLAPS Trent, then slaps again. Fenix goes to the ropes, but he swerves everyone by hopping down to deck Trent!
Chuckie T coaches Trent up as Fenix wants fans to hush. Fenix goes after Trent with body shots but Trent CHOPS. Fenix CHOPS back then CHOPS again! He even CHOPS Trent while he’s down! Fenix drags Trent up but Trent fights back with body shots. Fenix spins Trent around to SLAP him again. Now Fenix uses the ropes, but Trent knocks Fenix to the floor. Fenix comes back with a SHORYUKEN! And a Drive-By Dropkick! Fenix somersaults in, Rolling Thunder splash! Cover, TWO! Fenix argues with the ref again as AEW returns to single picture.
Fans rally up as Fenix climbs up top, jumps, but into a dropkick! Both men are down and fans rally up again. Both men stand at 3, Trent gets a Half ‘n’ Half suplex! Fenix flops out of the ring, fans rally up for Trent. Trent runs, slides, but Fenix gets under to mule kick. Fenix whips Trent at railing! Trent comes back to SPEAR! Trent fires up and drags Fenix back into the ring. Fenix goes to a corner, Trent runs in for a big elbow! Then uses the ropes for a tornado DDT! Cover, TWO!! Trent grows frustrated but his Best Friends keep him going. Fenix gets to another corner, Trent runs in, but Fenix dodges to jump up and monkey flip! Fenix rolls back but Trent is ready to block, only for Fenix to yanks him in for a POWERBOMB! Cover, ONE!!
Fenix fires himself up as he watches Trent get to a corner. Fenix runs in for a big forearm smash! Fenix puts Trent up, Trent kicks Fenix away. Fenix blocks a kick, puts Trent on the ropes then climbs up. Fenix walks the tightrope, PENALTY KICK! Then he keeps going, but Trent LARIATS! Cover, TWO!! Fenix lives but Trent keeps his cool. “This is Awesome!” but not over yet as Trent gets to the outside. Trent drags Fenix out to join him, but Fenix CHOPS! Trent CHOPS back, so Fenix CHOPS again! Trent wobbles but CHOPS back then throws forearms. Trent reels Fenix in, Fenix flails and fights out. Fenix back kicks, hops up, and leaps, DUMDUM STOMPS to the apron!! Even Orange Cassidy is freaking out! Or the approximation of a Freshly Squeezed freak-out.
Fenix puts Trent in, climbs up again, and double jumps for a SPLASH onto knees! Trent hurries up as Fenix flounders. Trent aims, SEXY CHUCKIE KNEE! But Trent isn’t done there, he hauls Fenix up for a Awful Waffle piledriver! Cover, TWO!! Not even giving a shout out to his Best Friend didn’t work! Fenix flounders again but Trent scowls. Trent brings a knee pad down, runs, but Fenix somersault CUTTERS! Then the step-up sobat! Fenix tucks Trent in, SPINNING MUSCLE BUSTER!! Cover, Fenix wins!!
Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall
Another singles match, another victory! One Lucha Brother has a win, will Pentagon make it a sweep for the night?
AEW is picture in picture as Fenix talks smack to the Best Friends. But Trent shoves him, to demand a handshake. Fenix shoves back, and a brawl is on! Chuckie T gets in to get Trent off Fenix and calm him down. Fenix gets up but Trent CLOBBERS him back down! Orange finally gets in the ring as Fenix gets away. Chuckie T keeps Trent back and Fenix wants everyone to know he didn’t start that fight. Fenix leaves in a huff, are things only heating up in the AEW locker room?
The American Nightmare is here!
Cody ascends from below the stage and heads to the ring. Tony Schiavone meets him in the ring to discuss his return, and the ambush. The Butcher, the Blade and the Bunny are one thing, but there’s still the matter of MJF. Cody says his scar is a reminder of his failure. His failure to win the AEW World Championship, and under his self-imposed stipulation, Cody can no longer challenge for that title. But then last week, Cody was under attack from another new enemy, there was no one there to pick him up. His friends are all preoccupied. Dustin and the Bucks are in a blood feud with the Inner Circle. His wife, Brandi, is cutting the hair of women wrestlers. And his best friend, MJF, “kicked me square in the balls.”
Now to the Butcher, the Blade and the Bunny, aka Sutter, Williams and Allie. Cody knows their work, from Beyond Wrestling to Bar Wrestling. All they had to do was ask for a match. But he gets “the pomp and circumstance of wrestling,” just look at his wrestling. They can do this any time, any place, including tonight! Fans are on Cody’s side for that one! And Cody will say this. When they have that match, he’ll even let them pick his partner. But MJF says he’ll never wrestle Cody? That is too much of an absolute for Cody. Cody needs to wrestle MJF. MJF made a decision for him that wasn’t his right to make! Cody handpicked MJF when no one else wanted him. It was either he was too short, that he was too “hood rich” and that his favorite scarf was actually a fake, or that MJF does the worst Cross Rhodes going. “At least they’re botching it on two channels now.” Or maybe the fact that under the lights, MJF is just an nWo Chris Jericho.
But Cody looked past all that. He saw a young, angry, hungry star. Cody was not naive that MJF was a bad guy, but he was Cody’s bad guy. Cody will sweeten the deal. What will it take to get MJF to wrestle Cody? Cody will give up the keys to his Ford Black Ops, one of 300. MJF loves that truck, it can be his. Or how about his watch? Tony Khan bought it for Cody, but it can be MJF’s. Cody will go higher! His Red Bottom Louis Vuittons! Or maybe just some cold hard cash! Justin Roberts brings in a briefcase, and Cody reveals over $50 THOUSAND in real bills. Cody could give a Benjamin Franklin to someone right now. The young gentleman right in the front row, it’s yours. But the rest, that can be MJF’s.
Cody still feels MJF is the future of this business. But education is the passport, so Cody will educate MJF, lacerate him. MJF just needs to name a price! We’re all waiting! “Let’s do this!!” Cody waits for a few moments, but takes his leave. The prizes are left in the ring, but will MJF have a response?
Backstage interview with Joey Janela.
The Bad Boy accepts the wild open challenge made by Jon Moxley, but why? “Quite frankly, I’ve got nowhere to sleep tonight. A hospital bed seems quite comfortable.” But jokes aside, Janela wants to make a name for himself! He was one of the first to sign with AEW, yet he’s somehow on the back burner. Moxley, remember the Fyter Fest Unsanctioned Match they went through? “This time, it’s different!” It’ll count for this one. The lights are on, but no one is home. Moxley might have to actually kill Janela. But then Moxley shows up! All he can say is, “Kids.” Moxley heads out, but in a match of two wild cards, who will be walking out of tonight’s main event under their own power?
Someone visits the Dark Order website.
This young man types angrily. “I hate all these people.” “I am a human being and they treat me like I am NOTHING!!” He submits his application and…
Evil Uno asks the man, “Are you sure you’re ready?” He says yes. “To lose it all?” Yes. “To sacrifice it all?” Yes! What is his motive for joining? “Revenge.” Then you are ready. Don the mask and be one of them. And then, the man from the subway, who was bullied and had his glasses stepped on. He is asked to look Evil Uno in the eyes. Is he one with the Dark Order? Yes… Will he disown his family for the Dark Order? Yes… Then what is his motive for joining? He just wanted friends…. The young man cries, but that seems to be the wrong response. Stu Grayson is given his orders. He ATTACKS the young man, and the Creepers claw at him! They are everywhere, but they show no mercy.
Nyla Rose VS Leva Bates w/ Peter Avalon!
The Native Beast demands respect, and will take it by force if she must. Shanna was her victim last week in a Chicago meet ‘n’ greet. Will Librarian Leva Bates be used to redefine the word “victimized”?
The bell rings and Nyla BOOTS Bates down! Fans fire up as Nyla drags Bates up for knees and a suplex. Nyla hangs Bates out to dry, then goes up top, for a GUILLOTINE KNEE! Fans enjoy the ferocity as Nyla drags Bates up again. Nyla has Bates in position but Peter Avalon gets in! Avalon knows he can’t hit Nyla or it’ll disqualify Bates, so he shushes Nyla instead! Nyla lets Bates go to go after Avalon’s finger! Bates grabs her book and SMACKS Nyla on the back! But Nyla doesn’t flinch! If anything, Nyla is furious! She grabs Bates, but Avalon climbs up. Avalon leaps, but he’s caught! DOUBLE CHOKE SLAM! Nyla drags Bates up and into the BEAST BOMB! Cover, Nyla wins!
Winner: Nyla Rose, by pinfall
The rampage continues, but Nyla isn’t done! She drags Bates up as she vows to get that AEW Women’s Championship. Bates gets another BEAST BOMB! Fans start to boo, but who is this climbing up? It’s SHANNA! She hits a crossbody on Nyla! Shanna fires off forearms and chops, but Nyla shoves her. Shanna dodges to keep firing off strikes! Shanna hits a SUPER PUNCH! Then she runs, but into a scoop! POWERSLAM! Nyla looms over Shanna before going out to fetch a TABLE! Nyla puts the table in the ring, sets it up, and looks to recreate the Chicago incident! Nyla drags Shanna over, the ref warns Nyla not to, and Nyla reconsiders. To go after the REF!! The referee gets the BEAST BOMB through the table!!
Britt Baker watches from the crowd in shock as Nyla still gives Shanna a Beast Bomb, onto the ref! The Native Beast has gone wild, but takes her leave as the rest of the AEW officiating staff come out to help Shanna and their fellow referee. What will the consequences be for the Native Beast’s brutality?
Le Champion is here!
Chris Jericho heads to the ring, with Jake Hager in tow. Jericho has a Little Bit of the Bubbly and Hager has a clipboard. Jericho gets a mic to say that Le Champion is in Champaign! Wait, don’t get too excited, it’s not like anyone from here ever made a damn thing of themselves. Only losers come out of Champaign. No one from here has been as successful as Jericho. Fans chant for “Tony Khan!” because he was in fact born here. Jericho doesn’t know who that is. But speaking off a success, 12 THOUSAND bottles of the Bubbly sold the first week! Because everything Jericho touches turns to gold. Get your own at the official website, just in time for the holidays.
Speaking of holidays, the “charlatans” of AEW told Jericho that he is contractually obligated to have one more match in the year 2019. The last Dynamite of the year, 12/18/19, Jericho must have one more match. But the thing is, Le Champion has the option to choose his opponent. So what Jericho did is put together a little list. Fans love the sound of that! “Get out of 2016.” This is not THAT list, it is “The Lexicon of Le Champion.” Fans cheer for “Lexicon! Lexicon!” And on said lexicon is those he refuses to wrestle this year. At the very top, Jon Moxley. Fans boo. Second is Cody, but that’s because he can’t.
Then there’s the Young Bucks, Papa Buck, Uncle Buck, Buck Owens, Moxley again, Hangman Page, Diamond Dallas Page, Paige, Moxley again, Scorpio Sky, 2 Cool Scorpio, all the members of The Scorpions rock band, Moxley, Michael Nakazawa, Kenny Omega, Kenny Ortega, Kenny Shields, Kenny Chesney, Kenny from South Park, Moxley yet again, that chubby guy with the popcorn in the fifth row, the ugly guy with the glasses in the third row, Moxley again, Darby Allin, Rick Allen, Allen Jones, Moxley, Evil Uno, Angry Dos, Hateful Tres, MOXLEY, and Marty- Wait, someone is coming out! It’s the Jurassic Express! Jungle Boy is on Luchasaurus’ shoulders while Marko Stunt is out in front! They all join Jericho in the ring, because none of them were on the Lexicon.
Marko gets a mic and hands it to Luchasaurus, but Jericho wants them to slow down. Jericho was about to finish the Lexicon, because next up was any and all dinosaurs and small children. Sorry. Luchasaurus growls, but then says, “You think that’s how I sound?” Didn’t think he could talk? Jericho probably doesn’t realize Luchasaurus has a Masters Degree in Medieval History. Luchasaurus lists off names, but it doesn’t surprise him that Jericho put dinosaurs on the Lexicon, “we’ve been marginalized for 65 millions years!” As far as Marko goes, yeah he’s small for his age. But he’s more man than Jericho will ever be! Fans are on Marko’s side, too. Jericho says Marko is small for any age. And if it’s not these two, then is it really… him? Jungle Boy is the last one left! And fans are on his side, too!
Jericho asks JB if he has what it takes to face Le Champion. “You haven’t even won a match, boy!” And he doesn’t even talk! The Hollywood golden boy, Jack Perry! Everyone loves JB, so why not. Jericho wants JB to understand this: “I think you’re a piece of sh*t.” And JB won’t even last 10 minutes with Y2J! Can he understand with his no tongue and no brain? JB takes the mic away from Jericho! And JB says he can last 10 minutes with Jericho. He’ll even kick the old man’s ass! Then a brawl breaks out! Jungle Boy dropkicks Jericho out! Hager gets away from the Tail Whip, and the Inner Circle throws a tantrum! Jericho throw things, and tells Jungle Boy to wait and see what happens on December 18th! We have two weeks to go, will they be the last weeks Le Champion is on top?
In regards to what Nyla Rose did to Leva Bates, Shanna and the officiating referee after her match, Nyla Rose is suspended from in-ring competition until further notice! Will this only further her violent temperament?
Kris Statlander VS Hikaru Shida!
The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien and Stardom’s samurai didn’t win as a duo last week, but it didn’t cost Shida anything in the power rankings. Will Statlander make a huge impact on the #1 contender before Shida challenges for the title?
The bell rings and Shida circles with Kris. They tie up, Kris headlocks, and gets the takeover, but Shida headscissors. Kris pops out and fans cheer. Kris and Shida circle again as fans fire up. The two tie up again, Shida waistlocks but Kris standing switches. Shida pries free to a wristlock, Kris cartwheels free and keeps cartwheeling. Fans cheer the athleticism, and then Kris gives an ET boop to Shida. Shida just fires off a forearm! Kris forearms, whips, but Shida reverses. Kris fakes Shida out as AEW goes picture in picture, only to run into a drop toehold! Shida runs to basement dropkick Kris down! Shida waits for Kris to get up, to run in again, only for Kris to put her on the apron. Kris forearms Shdia down!
Kris goes out as fans rally up, moonsault moonsault, but into Shida’s kick! Shida KNEES Kris down! And as we’ve seen from Shida, she finds a chair! The referee warns Shida, but Shida simply stands the chair up. This is business as usual, because Shida runs to use the chair to launch! But Kris knows this move by now, and catches Shida to ram her into barriers! Kris drags Shida up and puts her in the ring to cover, TWO! Kris handspring leg drops on Shida, then somersault sentons! Cover, TWO! Kris drags Shida up but Shida fights back. Fans rally as Shida rocks Kris and suplexes. Kris blocks, fights back, but Shida kicks low. Shida puts Kris in a corner, whips corner to corner, but Kris reverses. Kris runs in to back elbow! Then side-to-side to knee wash!
Kris cobra twists for a rolling cradle! They roll and roll and finally stop, TWO! Kris grows frustrated, but she hurries to a corner. Kris climbs up, Shida goes at her with haymakers! Kris hops down but Shida climbs up to drag Kris back in. Kris fights back and drags Shida to the apron! AEW returns to single picture as Kris Electric Chairs Shida up! Shida fights out and enziguris! Kris flops to the floor, Shida hits a flying knee off the apron! Fans fire up with Shida as she puts Kris in. Shida has the fans on her side as she climbs up again. Shida leaps, missile dropkick hits! Cover, TWO! Kris survives but Shida drags her back up. Shida suplexes but Kris blocks. Kris suplexes but Shida fights out, to the Fujiwara Armbar! Kris rolls out so Shida kicks her down.
Shida runs, but into a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker! But Shida still gets the Fujiwara! Kris endures, moves around, and uses a leg for a ropebreak! Shida lets go, but fans are still rallying behind her. Kris goes out to the apron but Shida drags her up to the top again. Shida hits a DEAD LIFT SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Shida won’t lose her focus, she runs and comes in, but the knee is blocked! Shida clubs Kris, but Kris goes Matrix to PELE! But Shida enziguris! Then runs, into Kris’s LARIAT! Kris drags Shida up to the Electric Chair, FACEBUSTER! SCISSOR KICK! Cover, TWO!! Shida survives and Kris can’t believe it!
Kris drags Shida back up, fisherman scoop, but Shida slips out to a victory roll! TWO, but Shida runs to SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO!? Shida can’t believe it, but she keeps going. Kris spins out to ROUNDHOUSE! Kris runs, into a KNEE! Shida has Kris up, but Kris gets the FISHERMAN BUSTER!! Cover, TWO!! Kris gut wrenches, tucks Shida in, BIG BANG THEORY DRIVER! Cover, Kris wins!!
Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall
The #1 Contender loses to the Greatest Alien! But oh no, the lights go out! A gong sounds… “There are 8 million ways to die. She’s one.” Yes, Awesome Kong and Brandi Rhodes are here! They head down the ramp and Brandi has a mic. “People often loathe what they can’t understand, because it scares them.” People have tried to explain what Kong and Brandi are doing, and been asking, “Who the hell do they think they are?” Brandi is going to shed some light on the subject. She and Kong get in the ring but Kris stands her ground. Brandi and Kong are the Nightmare Collective. They do the jobs no one wants to do, and in the way they see fit, no questions asked. Brandi is not here for Kris, yet she’s about to get up in Brandi’s business. This is a rather interesting situation, and an opportunity for Kris.
The Collective is part of a grander family, and families aim to grow. So here and now, Kris can be the first. Pledge to the Nightmare Collective and you will be taken care of. Fans don’t want Kris to do it, but Brandi wants an answer. Kris’s response seems to be a no, but Awesome Kong gets in her face. Someone else wants to pledge? Who is this in the front row? A female fan? She seems to be a regular, according to commentary. Brandi allows this mystery woman to join, and she offers up some hair. Kris and Shida get away in the meantime, and the hair is taken. Brandi pats the woman on the head, but more hair is taken.
AEW goes picture in picture as the cutting of hair goes to the extreme. The new pledge seems fine with that, and Brandi asks for an electric shaver. One is presented, and they buzz this woman’s hair. So much hair is taken! But the pledge is thankful to be part of the Collective. Who is this woman? What role will she serve in this “family”?
MORE Breaking News!
The Butcher, the Blade and the Bunny have chosen Cody’s partner! It is QT Marshal! Will the American Nightmare be able to win with God’s Gift to Wrestling by his side? Or are Sutter and Williams going to get an easy win in their AEW in-ring debut?
Christopher Daniels VS Pentagon Jr!
The Fallen Angel wants revenge on what the Lucha Brothers did to him at the beginning of the AEW Tag Team Tournament, and has been going after Pentagon every chance he gets. But will Pentagon put an end to Daniels tonight?
Daniels doesn’t give Pentagon time to get in the ring, he LEAPS from the top rope and onto the ramp! Fans fire up as Daniels rains down rights on Pentagon! Daniels throws haymakers and clotheslines Pentagon down, but the referee tells Daniels to get this in the ring. Fans are on Daniels’ side as he reels Pentagon in, but Pentagon back drops out of the piledriver! Pentagon takes off his glove with great drama, but SUPERKICKS Daniels in the back! Then he clotheslines Daniels into the ring! This match finally begins!
Fans cheer as Pentagon KICKS Daniels’ leg! Pentagon whips Daniels corner to corner but Daniels boots back. Things speed up, Daniels SPEARS Pentagon down! Daniels throws hands but the ref reprimands for closed fists. Daniels drags Pentagon up for a back suplex! Then he puts Pentagon on the top rope and SLAPS him. Daniels climbs up but Pentagon slips out to SUPERKICK the legs out! Then Daniels is stuck in the Tree of Woe, so Pentagon gives him WOE STOMPS! Fans fire up with Pentagon while Daniels writhes. Pentagon wants the ref to give him space as he goes at Daniels. AEW goes picture in picture as Pentagon puts Daniels up against ropes to CHOP!
Daniels is stinging as he gets to a corner. Pentagon wants fans to make noise, and then he dares Daniels to bring the fight. Pentagon has Daniels against ropes again, marks X for the spot, and pokes Daniels in the eyes instead. The referee reprimands Pentagon but he simply KICKS Daniels while he’s down. Pentagon drags Daniels up, “CERO! MIEDO!” But Daniels drops down to slip out. Daniels runs, into a SUPERKICK! Pentagon wags his finger, “no no no.” Pentagon stomps Daniels around then drags him back up for big forearms. Daniels forearms back and the two brawl back and forth. Pentagon KICKS the leg again and Daniels falls over! Pentagon chokes Daniels on the ropes but the ref counts. Pentagon stops and gets in the ref’s face, but the ref doesn’t back down.
Pentagon drags Daniels up to whip to a corner and hit a corner clothesline! He stalks Daniels along the rope but says it’s done. AEW returns to single picture as Pentagon KICKS again! Pentagon gets in Daniels’ face, whips him corner to corner, and then runs in for an enziguri! Pentagon keeps moving, springboards into a COMPLETE SHOT! Both men are down but Daniels powers up as fans chant for “S C U! S C U!” Pentagon runs in but misses, Daniels starts to rally! Daniels whips, Pentagon reverses, Daniels kicks him away and hits an EXPLODER! Daniels fires up and fans fire up with him. Daniels drags Pentagon up, scoops for the BLUE THUNDER! Cover, TWO! Daniels drags Pentagon up but Pentagon fights with elbows. Pentagon runs, dodges, and hits a SLINGBLADE! Cover, TWO!
Daniels gets to a corner but Pentagon has him in the drop zone. Pentagon goes up, but has to roll through the stomps. Daniels shoves but runs into a BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO! Pentagon keeps his cool but Daniels dodges the superkick to roll through and CLOBBER Pentagon! Daniels gets up, goes to the ramp side and tries to suplex Pentagon. Pentagon fights out, back kicks, and goes up from the outside! But no Destroyer, Daniels shoves, only to be put back in the ring. Pentagon enziguris, then gets space, but runs into a dropkick! Daniels goes back to the ramp and jumps, but his Arabian Press goes sideways literally, and he FLOPS on the ramp! But Pentagon shows no mercy as he gets Daniels back in the ring. Pentagon CHOPS, “CERO! MIEDO!” Pentagon runs, into a SLAP!
Daniels reels Pentagon in, ANGEL’S WINGS! But he can’t make the cover! Fenix goes out and throws in the mic stand. Daniels hits Fenix away but Pentagon has the stand! Daniels ducks that, STO! But Daniels has the mic stand now?! He wants to hurt Pentagon, but thinks better of it. The ref takes the stand, but misses the LOW BLOW! PACKAGE PILEDRIVER! Cover, Pentagon wins!
Winner: Pentagon Jr, by pinfall
The Lucha Brothers have the sweep! They celebrate together, but will they be heading to the top of both singles and tag divisions together?
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AEW hears from The Butcher, the Blade and the Bunny.
Allie speaks for them. “What you witnessed last week was our first order of chaos.” They were growing sick of seeing Cody’s face everywhere. They’re in Cody’s house to cause him pain. The Butcher, Braxton Sutter. The Blade, Andy Williams. And the Bunny, Allie. “We’re here to cut the head off the snake.” What will this trio of rogues do to the land of All Elite?
Jon Moxley VS Joey Janela!
With TV time remaining, AEW presents a rematch of two reckless individuals from Fyter Fest! But while the damage done counts on their bodies, Moxley’s victory doesn’t count on paper. Will he correct that by crushing Janela’s spirit as well as his bones all over again?
The bell rings and Moxley circles with Janela. They tie up, Moxley waistlocks and slams Janela down, then mounts to a cover, ONE. Moxley steps on Janela and eggs the Bad Boy on. Janela gets up and ties up with Moxley again to get a headlock. Moxley slips out to get a headlock of his own, then the takedown. Janela works his way up, powers out, but Moxley runs him over! Janela gets to a corner but Moxley runs in. Janela goes up and over, things speed up and Janela dodges to elbow Moxley down! Janela soaks up the cheers and jeers but Moxley is up. Janela chops but it doesn’t make Moxley flinch. Moxley CHOPS and Janela is stinging! Janela CHOPS and Moxley feels that one. Moxley CHOPS again, Janela CHOPS, it’s a CHOP fight! Until Moxley headbutts!
Janela staggers but Moxley corner clotheslines hard! Moxley whips, Janela holds ropes and boots back. Janela sends Moxley out to the ramp, then climbs up top to LEAP! The ax handles hit and Moxley tumbles away. Fans are divided as Janela drags Moxley around. Moxley reverses the whips, Janela rebounds off ropes and Moxley LARIATS! Moxley talks to the camera as AEW goes picture in picture.
The referee tells Moxley to step back while he checks on Janela. Moxley puts Janela in the ring and kicks him around. Cover, TWO, but Moxley drops an elbow! Cover, TWO! Moxley digs a knee in as he pulls Janela’s arms back. Moxley grinds Janela down, but Janela fights his way up. Moxley just STOMPS Janela back down! Moxley stomps Janela in the stomach, then ties up the legs for a Queen Angelito Stretch! Janela endures as Moxley pulls him back. Janela bites Moxley’s fingers! Moxley lets the legs free and Janela gets away. Moxley runs in but Janela put shim on the apron. Moxley tumbles down and around, and Janela ax handles him down. Moxley rams Janela back, then CHOPS! Moxley whips but Janela reverses, sending Moxley into railing!
AEW returns to single picture as Janela brings Moxley back towards the ramp. Moxley gets in the ring and Janela climbs in, but Moxley kicks low. Moxley X-Plexes Janela down! Cover, TWO! Moxley tries again, ONE! He tries a third time, TWO! Moxley drags Janela up and back tot he ramp. The ref reprimands Moxley but Moxley underhooks and butterfly suplexes, but Janela sips out! Janela roundhouses, then runs to TORNADO DDT Moxley to the ramp! Janela grits his teeth as he climbs up top. Moxley is in a drop zone but he gets out of the way of the stomps. Janela DIVES! Janela puts Moxley back in, climbs back up, but Moxley stops him with forearms. Moxley climbs up, underhooks, but Janela fights free! Janela adjusts, and SUPER ROLLING POWERBOMBS Moxley down! Cover, TWO!!
Fans fire up as Moxley and Janela get back up. They brawl with big forearms, Moxley knees over and over, then runs. Janela throws a big forearm! Moxley rebounds, misses, rolling elbow from Janela! Janela runs into a kick, Moxley runs into a SUPERKICK! Moxley LARIATS back! But Janela escapes Paradigm Shift for a SNAP GERMAN into buckles! Fans rally as Moxley goes out by the timekeeper’s table. But Janela is up top and LEAPS! They both go crashing through the table!! Janela hurries to get Moxley back in as fans lose their minds. Janela is up top again, MACHO ELBOW! Cover, TWO!?! Moxley survives and Janela can’t believe it!
Fans duel as Janela goes up top again. Moxley is up on the apron and goes after Janela. Moxley climbs up, Janela fights back, and the two brawl up top. Moxley gets the underhooks, SUPER PARADIGM SHIFT! Just like he did to Darby Allin! But this isn’t enough, Moxley hits DEATH RIDER!! Cover, Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
The maniac does it again! Undefeated in AEW, it’s why Moxley is the true #1 contender! But Le Champion comes out to interrupt the celebrations, stealing Moxley’s entrance style! Jericho and the Inner Circle are coming down from the top of the stairs among the fans. Moxley doesn’t care about numbers, he wants them to come down and fight. The Inner Circle keeps their eyes on Moxley as Jericho holds up his title. The Lexicon of Le Champion already named Moxley multiple times, but will Jericho be able to keep Moxley away in the New Year?
A pretty great episode for Dynamite, but I really feel like the jabs taken at WWE are getting to be annoying. It is one thing if fans want to say things about how AEW compares to WWE, or more specifically NXT, but fans who want to choose sides will choose sides and while it isn’t really necessary, it’s their prerogative. And while I get that this is a competition between AEW and WWE, they don’t need to keep doing this kind of stuff. It is one thing when a company pokes fun at WWE occasionally, but it seems like AEW does it every possible chance they can, to where it’s at least once a week. In a vacuum, Cody’s line about the botched Cross Rhodes being a jab at Damien Priest’s “Reckoning,” was good since Priest really doesn’t do it very well. But when you have this on top of multiple references to “that company” and a commercial outright quoting groups saying “AEW [insert synonym for “beats”] NXT,” it is just getting tiresome and petty. But this topic could be, and probably has been, an article all itself so I’ll just leave it at that.
Speaking of Cody, I really liked his challenge back to MJF, offering up all of that stuff (in kayfabe) to the Dynamite Diamond Ring bearer and shoot giving that kid a $100 bill. I still don’t get where Allie and her new trio factor in, other than they have their own issues with Cody and the Nightmare Family. I feel it still could’ve waited until some of the Cody VS MJF stuff was resolved, it feels cluttered like Spider-Man 3. But I also do appreciate that Cody makes reference to all of his Elite friends not being there for him because of their stories, that at least is a logical tie-in to everything else. I assume Cody and QT lose, but with QT taking the pin.
I was surprised the Six Man Tag was the opener but it was awesome! Dustin and the Bucks keep things going between The Elite and the Inner Circle, and it was great that The Elite win. Next week’s Texas Street Fight will be a great continuation for the Bucks VS PNP specifically, too. Fenix VS Trent was a great match, and one thing from this AEW showed was that even the post-match picture-in-picture is something to pay attention to. Pentagon VS Daniels was also a great match, and both Lucha Brothers winning tonight is great, but I’m curious if they’ll ever be forced to face each other in singles competition if it means one gets an AEW World Championship match.
Statlander VS Shida was a great match, and it was a great surprise for Statlander to win! It makes it less obvious who will be facing Riho before the year is over. I almost thought Statlander was going to join this “Nightmare Collective,” but seems not. I didn’t really get what is going on with that, but the “fan” pledging to the group is a bit Serena Deeb joining the Straight Edge Society. Chances are not everyone remembers that, but I do and that’s what this felt like. Nyla Rose did great tonight as the other monster Heel in AEW. Britt Baker was ringside but it seems it was just to recreate her shocked reaction from NXT WarGames. In a vacuum, a great reference for AEW to make, but back to my earlier point, probably a bit random and unnecessary. Nyla being “suspended” does help clear up the last few weeks in 2019 and could help Nyla make a surprise return in 2020 just as a new champion is crowned.
Once again, Jericho’s brand of comedy is amazing. His new “Lexicon of Le Champion” was very “1001 holds ARMBAR” from back in the day, with how Moxley was on there over and over. Luchasaurus and all of the Jurassic Express getting to be part of a promo was great, too. As much as we would’ve loved to see Luchasaurus or Stunt going for the title, Luchasaurus VS Hager has to be first. Jungle Boy getting a match with Jericho to end the year will be great, but we know Jericho wins. GREAT stuff from Moxley and Janela, even in a normal match. The timekeeper table spot was great, and the tease of a ramp spot was good. Naturally Moxley wins, and naturally Jericho copies Moxley with the ending moments. Jungle Boy may be getting the last match of 2019, but Moxley has to be the first title match in 2020.
My Score: 9.1/10