Dynamite becomes AEW Fyter Fest II!
AEW brings Fyter Fest back as a two week event, and keeps it free as it’s on TNT! So many titles are on the line, who makes it out of this golden summer?
- Jurassic Express VS MJF & Wardlow; Jurassic Express wins.
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida VS Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian; Shida wins and retains the AEW Women’s World Championship.
- AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes w/ Arn Anderson VS Jake Hager; Cody wins and retains the AEW TNT Championship.
- Private Party w/ Matt Hardy VS Proud ‘n’ Powerful; Private Party wins.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page VS Best Friends; Omega & Page win and retain the AEW World Tag Team Championships.
PLAY BY PLAY
Chris Jericho joins commentary!
Le Champion celebrates Canada Day in that plaid maple leaf suit jacket as he graces AEW with his presence.
Jurassic Express VS MJF & Wardlow!
To say Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus have had beef with Maxwell Jacob Friedman and his muscular sidekick is an understatement. This branches from the back and forth between MJF and Jungle Jack Perry as well as the two behemoths, which was all over AEW’s historic Lumberjack match last week. Will the score finally be settled in this grudge match?
Before the match, MJF grabs a mic to speak on the rivalries. Ow, he’s got a bad case of deja vu. He is sick and tired of beating JB over and over again! Wardlow beat Barney’s brains in and showed the “dino douche” was green, and we’re not talking just the color of his tongue. And then there’s Jungle Jabrony, who was part of history at Double or Nothing, one of the best in this company if we’re honest. And yet JB wants to keep going after him? Why didn’t he just go home and count his daddy’s money? Ouch. But the fact his match is happening hit him. This match isn’t happening because Jurassic Express wants after MJF and #WarDog, no. It’s happening because of a certain ratings war. But how do you expect to get a W without one man on the front line, and his name is Maxwell Jacob Friedman.
Jericho loves MJF’s intensity, but now Jurassic Express makes its entrance. Will the boy and his dinosaur shut up the mouth and his muscle once and for all?
The teams sort out, obviously JB starts against MJF, and the two fire off right at the bell! It’s fast and furious already, but MJF knees low and says up yours. He whips but JB LARIATS in return! JB joins MJF on the apron, clubs him on the back, then glares at Wardlow before hopping up. MJF blocks the Poison-Rana, remembering that from Double or Nothing! Wardlow BOOTS JB, drags him off the apron and POSTS him long dart style! The crowd is rowdy while Wardlow puts JB in for MJF. MJF swaggers about and taunts JB before stomping him down. MJF drags JB up to arm triangle suplex! And then show off with a kip up and strut. Luchasaurus dares him to fight, but Wardlow chokes JB in the distraction!
MJF tags Wardlow and then the two grind their boots in. The ref counts, MJF lets off but JB tries to hit back. Wardlow clubs JB down, scoops him up and taunts Luchasaurus before throwing JB with an EXPLODER! MJF talks trash and Wardlow feeds JB to the boot. Tag to MJF and MJF drags JB up. MJF whips JB but JB reverses and sends MJF into Wardlow’s boot! JB enziguris Wardlow, hurries but MJF drop toeholds and floats over to a facelock. MJF cranks JB down but the crowd rallies up. JB fights up but Wardlow comes around the way. The ref stops Wardlow from doing anything to Luchasaurus, and JB Northern Lights Suplexes MJF! Tag to Luchasaurus! But the ref didn’t see it and so the tag doesn’t count!
MJF puts JB in the corner, and he mugs JB with Wardlow! MJF soaks up the heat, drags JB up and drops him with a back suplex. Cover, TWO! Tag to Wardlow and Wardlow brings JB up for a big back suplex! Tag to MJF and they bring JB up. The crowd rallies as MJF and Wardlow double back suplex, but JB escapes! HE ducks and dodges and tags in Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus clobbers MJF, boots Wardlow then BOOTS him! MJF runs into a CHOP! Wardlow walks into a CHOP, and Luchasaurus adds more CHOPS! Luchasaurus whips, Wardlow reverses but Luchasaurus comes back to LARIAT! MJF runs into a flapjack! BUZZSAW!
Luchasaurus waits for Wradlow to stagger in, to handspring and SUPERKICK! QUESTION MARK! Luchasaurus sweeps the legs then focuses on MJF. MJF staggers into a choke grip, but he breaks free, only to get booted back! Tag to Wardlow, Luchasaurus choke grips MJF but Wardlow gets in Luchasaurus’ face. The two start throwing haymakers! Back and forth, heavy and fast, but Wardlow runs only for Luchasaurus to follow. Luchasaurus hits a JUMPING calf kick! Luchasaurus reels Wardlow in but Wardlow suplex TOSSES him away! Wardlow drags Luchasaurus up but Luchasaurus fireman’s carries! EXTINCTION! But both men are down as the crowd fires up!
The two men crawl, hot tags to JB and MJF! JB dodges and clotheslines MJF out! JB builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit into the barriers but JB won’t stop! He DIVES again! JB wants it, and FLIES for the hat trick! The crowd is fired up as JB puts MJF in. Wardlow anchors his springboard and choke grips him, to CHOKE- No! JB lands on his feet and enziguris Wardlow back! Luchasaurus FLIES and wipes Wardlow out! Jericho is losing his mind as the fans cheer, “A E DUB!” JB gets in, tags Luchasaurus, and the two go after MJF. Scoop and toss for the CUTTER! Cover, but Wardlow breaks it in time! Wardlow drags Luchasaurus up, scoops but Luchasaurus slips out and shoves. Wardlow huricanranas?!
JB runs in, he huricanranas but Wardlow blocks! Wardlow pops JB up but JB POISON-RANAS! Wardlow flounders but still LARIATS JB! MJF slowly returns but his kick is blocked. Luchasaurus flips him but MJF lands on his feet, to poke Luchasaurus in the eyes! MJF stomps a leg then boots, but Stunt gets up on the apron. The ref is busy with Stunt as Luchasaurus pops MJF for the SIT-OUT BOMB! But MJF is right up to mule kick! All four men are down and the crowd is loving this! A standing count begins, reaches 5, and BOTH JB and MJF kip up! But then so do Luchasaurus and Wardlow?! The big men clothesline each other out, JB uses them to step up and DESTROYER!! Jurassic express work together to get Wardlow, but Wardlow blocks the DDT!
Wardlow pops JB up but JB slips out and shoves Wardlow, but Wardlow uses that to DECK Luchasaurus! Wardlow elbows JB away, Stunt leaps off the top rope! But into Wardlow’s arms! Wardlow lifts Stunt, BOOTS JB, then TOSSES Stunt at JB! MJF rolls Luchasaurus, TWO!! MJF is shocked but he tags in Wardlow. Wardlow climbs up top, for a HUGE SWANTON! Cover, TWO!! Luchasaurus still lives and everyone is loving this! MJF freaks out and Wardlow is frustrated, but they coordinate a little cheat. MJF slips the ring on his finger, but Luchasaurus escapes! MJF avoids hitting Wardlow, but angrily shouts, “Can you do anything right?!” Luchasaurus BOOTS MJF into Wardlow, ring first! JB drags MJF out to throw him into barriers!
Wardlow walks into the TAIL WHIP! JB springboards for the tornado DDT! Luchasaurus choke grips, for the CHOKE SLAM! Wardlow roars as he sits up, but he gets the Penalty Kick to standing moonsault! JB keeps MJF out, Luchasaurus covers, Jurassic Express wins!!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
An incredible opener for Fyter Fest! Luchasaurus avenges the lumberjack loss, but MJF stays unpinned in AEW. Will this only escalate the rivalry between these duos?
AEW has something huge planned for after Fyter Fest.
After Night 2 of this two week extravaganza, AEW has something that is historic, groundbreaking, and downright adorable! All Elite Wrestling: Puppy Battle Royale! Will you be able to withstand all the cute and cuddly action?
AEW returns to chaos in the crowd!
Though not scheduled for tonight, the Bad Boy and the Murderhawk Monster want to settle their grudge at all costs! Joey Janela and Lance Archer brawl but Sonny Kiss brings his tag partner back. Jake the Snake is just laughing as referees rush in to stop this. Archer eggs Janela on but Kiss convinces Janela to wait one more week. Will #EverybodyDie on Night 2?
AEW takes a look at the Women’s Championship showdown.
The Samurai of Stardom becoming champion at Double or Nothing was a dream come true. She is the warrior queen. Penelope Ford says Hikaru Shida is good, but she’s not Superbad. Ford walks out and screams megastar. She’s not only beautiful, but because she does things no one else is willing to try. Shida has held four singles titles in Japan, so she knows the most difficult time is after you’ve won the championship. Ford pinned Riho, she pinned Shida, she has already beaten the best. JR knows this won’t actually be 1v1 with Kip Sabian nearby. Ford promises to beat the hell out of Shida, and look better in that belt, too. Shida promises to still be champion after Fyter Fest, but how hard will she have to fight to do it? We’ll find out right now!
AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida VS Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian!
The introductions are made, the title is raised, and things are already chippy before the bell. Ford and Shida shove, Kip gets heated, but Shida shoves him, too! The ref EJECTS Kip already!? Now things will be 1v1 for champion and challenger! But in that case, Kip takes the kendo stick! The bell rings, and Shida KNEES Ford down! She drags her up fast, but Ford escapes the Falcon Arrow. Shida kicks and bumps Ford off buckles, to then runs, only to miss the Shining Wizard! Ford rolls her up, TWO! Fast start but Ford keeps going. Shida ducks the spinning heel kick and throws forearms. Shida whips, Ford slides out, and then says she’s smarter. Only to get wrecked with a baseball slide!
Shida drags “the smarter” Ford up but Ford bumps Shida off the apron! Ford whips Shida into railing! Ford refreshes the ring count to bring Shida up, but Shida fireman’s carries to drop Ford on the apron! Shida turns her around, gets space and runs, for the knee lift! Shida roars and the crowd fires up with her. Ford flounders as Shida stalks up behind her. Shida clubs Ford then whips her corner to corner. Ford reverses, runs in, but Shida puts her on the top rope. Shida rolls, comes back but misses the Top Shelf Knee. Ford roundhouses then gets back in to bump Shida off buckles over and over and over! The ref counts, Ford stops, then runs corner to corner to handspring back elbow!
Ford keeps moving, side to side for the BOOT! GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Shida survives but Ford stays on her with hammering forearms! The ref reprimands and Ford lets up. Ford drags Shida up to club her down and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Ford has Shida in a camel clutch. Shida reaches for ropes but Ford drags her away! The crowd boos as Shida endures. Shida crawls and gets the ropebreak! Ford lets go at the count of 4 and she toys with Shida now. The crowd boos as Ford brings Shida up, but Shida fires forearms back! Shida knees low, reels Ford in, but again Ford fights off the Falcon Arrow! Inverted DDT! Cover, TWO! Shida survives and Ford grows frustrated. Ford drags Shida up to SLAP her! The crowd rallies for Shida and Shida SLAPS back! Shida and Ford glare at each other and it’s a SLAP fight! Shida fires off from all sides, then throws knee after knee! Shida enziguris Ford then runs, into a BOOT!
Ford drags Shida up, runs and handsprings, but Shida catches her into a sleeper hold! Shida squeezes tight and then swings her around, into a backbreaker! Ford endures being bent but Shida drops her. Shida fireman’s carries Ford now, for a backbreaker drop! Cover, TWO! Ford survives and Shida grows frustrated now. Shida brings Ford up, reels her in, and tries again, and HITS FALCON ARROW! Cover, but Ford flips it! TWO!! Shida escapes but Ford survives so both women are shocked. Shida runs corner to corner, to corner KNEE! Ford flounders, Shida climbs up as the crowd rallies, but Ford goes Matrix to avoid the missile dropkick! STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! Shida survives again and Ford is furious!
Ford pleads with the ref but the count is the count. Ford goes out and grabs the title belt? The crowd shouts at her and the ref comes out to warn Ford, but the ref doesn’t see Kip running into the ring! He still has the kendo stick, and he aims at Shida! Shida dodges, ROCKS Kip and gets the stick back, to SMACK Kip down! Ford sees this and hurries back in, handsprings, and STUNNERS! Cover, TWO!?!? Shida survives again and Ford is losing her mind! Ford drags Shida to a drop zone as the crowd says, “This is Awesome!” Jericho agrees with them as Ford climbs up. Ford moonsaults, but FLOPS! Shida hits the BLINDSIDE WIZARD! And then the SHINING WIZARD! But she’s not done, she gives Ford the FALCON ARROW!! Cover, TWO?!?! HOW!?
Shida grits her teeth, drags Ford up, and runs again, to SHINING WIZARD!! Cover, NOW Shida wins!
Winner: Hikaru Shida, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)
The Warrior Queen still sits on her throne! It took a lot but Shida pulled it off! What will it take to pull that title off of her?
AEW presents Technique By Taz, on Jon Moxley!
We’ve gotten this before, but it is updated now that he’s beaten even more opponents with his toughness, experience and heart, as well as the Paradigm Shift, his patented butterfly underhook DDT. The key is how deep you can get those underhooks. But doing it on a super athlete like Brian Cage, with that “absurd thickness” of muscles, will be impossible. Taz promises Moxley has never ever dealt with a bloodthirsty monster like Cage.
AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes w/ Arn Anderson VS Jake Hager w/ Catalina!
The American Nightmare has put himself on a workhorse schedule with title defenses three weeks straight against young and hungry stars. But now, he goes up against a man as equally experienced but far bigger, stronger and meaner. Will Cody keep this run going? Or will the Big Hurt put the hurt on him and end the dream?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and the biggest challenge for the champion begins!
Cody and Hager circle and tie up, Hager powers Cody to a corner, but lets up quick. Cody keeps his cool as he and Hager circle again. They tie up with knuckle locks, Cody waistlocks, but Hager elbows out hard! Hager runs, Cody follows, and Cody forearms! Cody kicks but Hager blocks and shoves him down! Hager flexes and roars but Cody keeps his cool as he rests in a corner. Cody comes back and circles with Hager again, then Cody rushes to get a leg. Hager holds him off, facelocks back, but Cody wrenches out to a headlock. Hager powers up but Cody cranks the headlock. The crowd rallies for Cody as Hager powers up again and powers out of the hold. Hager runs Cody over with a shoulder, then keeps moving.
Cody stays low, jumps up, but Hager catches him to ram him into the buckles! The ref counts but Hager throws a hard body shot! Cody stumbles to another corner but he throws hands back. Hager turns things around to throw more body shots! The ref backs Hager off but Hager comes back to dig his forearms in. Hager whips Cody corner to corner, Cody goes up and over then sunset flips, TWO! Hager has the Ankle Lock! Cody rolls, and gets the Ankle Lock for his own! Hager kicks Cody away, the two reset, and the crowd chants, “This is Wrestling!” Arn shouts at Hager but Hager steps out to confront him. Cody runs over but Hager elbows him away! Hager still steps to Arn, but Cody triangle LEAPS! Cody takes Hager down and the crowd fires up!
Cody puts Hager in, climbs up top and leaps, but into Hager’s arms! Hager pops Cody up but Cody slips out to drop toehold! Cody has the CALF KILLER! But Hager dribbles Cody’s head off the mat! Cody comes back, trips Hager and gets the Figure Four! Hager endures, keeps those shoulders up, then reaches to get the ropebreak! Cody lets go at 4, Jericho plugs the commercial sweepstakes, and Cody hits Beautiful Disaster! Hager staggers but stays up, so Cody leaps again. But into a SPINE BUSTER! Both men are down, Hager clutches the leg and Cody rolls out of the ring. Hager hobbles after him, but then CHOKES ARN!! Cody goes after Hager, but Hager switches and GERMAN SUPLEXES Cody to the floor! AEW goes picture in picture, #FyterNightmare!
Hager looms over Cody as the ref says to get this in the ring. Hager drags Cody up, and throws him to barriers instead! Cody clutches his arms and ribs while Hager gets some praise from his wife. Hager goes back to Cody but Cody throws CHOPS! Cody CHOPS and punches but Hager CLOBBERS him! Hager refreshes the count, smiles for pictures with the wife, but Cody gets back in the ring. Hager takes his time following after, then scoops and slams Cody down! Hager runs to drop a big elbow! Cover, TWO! Hager grows annoyed with Cody but he stays on him. Hager drags Cody up by his weight belt to choke him on the ropes! The ref counts, Hager lets up, but Cody throws punches back. Hager knees low then throws Cody out! Catalina steps all over Cody! Those heels hurt!
The ref counts as Cody manages to get up, but Hager puts him in the ring. Hager walks into body shots and haymakers, but then he knees low again. Hager shoves, Cody dodges, and leaps, but Hager sends him into ropes! AEW returns to single picture, looms over Cody and rains down big hands. Hager chokes Cody at the ropes then toys with him. Cody hits back but Hager keeps pushing him around. Cody ROCKS Hager with uppercuts! Hager knees low again, throws Cody back out, then goes after him with a chinbar. Hager aims for the post, but Arn is in the way! The ref warns Arn, but Cody POSTS Hager! Cody hobbles and brings Hager into the ring. Cody runs but into the sleeper hold! Cody uses the corner to climb and drop Hager down! Cover, TWO! And Hager still has the hold!
Cody fights against the sleeper, and hits a jawbreaker! Hager lets him go, and Cody runs to the corner. He springboards, for the NIGHTMARE CUTTER! Both men are down and the crowd is rallying! Arn and Catalina coach up their guys as Cody covers, TWO! Hager is up but Cody grits his teeth. Cody throws his weight belt away and BOOTS! Cody throws hands and kicks for the Rhodes Uppercut! Hager wobbles, Cody whips him corner to corner, but Hager reverse. Hager runs in, but Cody goes up and over, to get the spinning powerslam! Cover, TWO! Both men are down again, but Hager crawls to a corner. Cody gets up, runs in, but Hager boots him down! HAGER BOMB! Cover, TWO!!
Hager gets up and has Cody in the corner again. Hager brings Cody up to TOSS across the way! Then he runs corner to corner, for a BIGGER HAGER BOMB, into boots! Cody grabs Hager for an inverted DDT! Cover, TWO! Cody is growing frustrated but he still has something to give. The crowd rallies up and Cody climbs up. Hager stands, goes up top with Cody, for a SUPER ARM-DRAG! Cover, TWO!! Cody survives and Hager can’t believe it! Both men are down but their coaches rally for them. Hager circles Cody like a shark, grabs the leg, and has the Ankle Lock! Cody endures, reaches, Arn shouts at him to keep fighting, and Cody gets the ropebreak! The ref counts, Hager lets go, but Catalina SLAPS him!
Hager grabs the leg again for the Ankle Lock! Arn distracts and here comes Dustin! The Natural has no love lost for Hager! Hager runs into an uppercut! Cody grabs Hager for the dragon sleeper, but Hager powers out and URENAGES! Arm-triangle, but Cody makes it a cover! CODY WINS!!
Winner: Cody Rhodes, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
Hager thinks he won, but he didn’t! Cody snatches victory from the jaws of defeat. Hager argues with the ref, then DECKS him! That’s a fine. Referees and security rush out and tell Hager to leave. Hager glares at Cody as he does, then leaves with Catalina. Will Hager come back to try again? Or is Cody moving on to new challengers on his workhorse schedule?
AEW hears from Darby Allin.
“What the hell do you mean I’m not medically cleared?” Do they think he’ll just sit on his ass and- Well, they hang up on Darby, but he’s already got plans. Skateboard drop in! Zip-line dropkick! Grind the rail, ride the ramps, set a friend on fire as he goes for a jump. Ride up, stop on the edge, jump to the rail, back flip back to the board. The undead daredevil is keeping sharp, but when will AEW let him back in the ring?
Orange Cassidy heads to the ring!
Chris Jericho is furious that Freshly Squeezed is showing up. Their match isn’t until next week! But Cassidy brings a chair over to commentary, because he’s taking a seat. Cassidy puts his feet up on the desk and Jericho complains, but it seems Cassidy is here to watch the last two matches of the night.
Private Party w/ Matt Hardy VS Proud ‘n’ Powerful!
Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy are pumped to have a tag team legend in their corner, but Santana and Ortiz always have Jericho with them in spirit. With the tag titles on the line later tonight, who takes a big step towards becoming contenders?
The teams sort out and Santana starts against Kassidy while Jericho complains about Cassidy. Kassidy and Santana circle, Santana talks trash to the young guy, and gives him a free shot. Kassidy takes him up on that, and SLAPS Santana. Santana just laughs that off, but things speed up. Kassidy slides out, then in, then wrecks Santana with a dropkick! Ortiz hurries over then up, but gets a dropkick from Quen! Quen is a step stool for Kassidy to FLY! That trust fall takes PNP down! Kassidy brings Santana up and in and tags in Quen. Private Party sets Santana up for the standing moonsault! Cover, TOW, but Quen moonsaults off the ropes! Cover, TWO, but Quen tags in Kassidy. Private Party whips Santana, atomic drop and enziguri! Cover, TWO!
Kassidy keeps on Santana with a rain of rights, but Santana powers out. Santana knees low then CHOPS Kassidy! Kassidy is stinging, Santana CHOPS again, then whips Kassidy. Kassidy goes up but Ortiz anchors him! Santana tags Ortiz before he SPINE BUSTERS Kassidy! And then feeds him to Ortiz’s step-in DDT! Santana dead lift GERMANS Kassidy, and Ortiz drags him into a roll and ground octopus stretch! Kassidy endures as the crowd rallies up. Ortiz lets Kassidy go to throw him down hard! Ortiz talks trash as AEW goes picture in picture, #FyterPrivateParty.
Ortiz snap suplexes Kassidy down, covers, TWO! Ortiz stays between Kassidy and Quen as he brings Kassidy up. Tag to Santana, Ortiz suplexes Kassidy up while Santana climbs up. PNP combine for a crossbody suplex! Cover, TWO! Santana keeps his eyes on Quen but then toys with Kassidy. Kassidy gets up and CHOPS, Santana BOOTS him down! Santana has Kassidy in the corner and clubs him back. Kassidy shoves and fights out, but Santana gets in Quen’s face. Kassidy boots Santana down but Santana intercepts his leap with a gut wrench. But Kassidy slips out and tags in Quen! Quen dodges and PELES Santana down! Quen hits Ortiz, then builds speed to FOSBURY FLOP out onto Santana!
The crowd fires up with Quen as he brings Santana back up and in. Quen springboards but Santana gets under. Tag to Ortiz, Quen runs back but his leap is blocked. Quen manages to rebound off the ropes and sunset flips Santana, but Santana sips out, Ortiz steps in, dropkick Penalty Kick combo! Ortiz flexes as Santana tosses Kassidy in! Ortiz puts Quen in the camel clutch while Santana puts Kassidy in the Gory Especial! And then they combine for the Gory Camel Crab! The ref reprimands and counts but PNP lets Private Party go. Ortiz brings Quen up as AEW returns to single picture. Ortiz CHOPS Quen down, then brings him around for a Gory Especial of his own. Santana tags in and CHOPS Quen! Ortiz hands Quen off to Santana’s Cobra Twist.
Quen endures as the fans rally up for him. Quen fights back and hip tosses out! Santana intercepts Quen’s leap but Kassidy reaches out to tag! Santana brings Quen to the PNP corner but Ortiz tells him about the tag. Quen gets away, Santana tags Ortiz, Kassidy hits Ortiz! Kassidy throws forearms over and over on Santana, “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Kassidy pumps up but Santana shoves him at Ortiz. Kassidy triangle STUNNERS Ortiz! Santana brings Kassidy up, Kassidy elbows back and moonsaults over! Kassidy then TORNILLOS onto PNP! Kassidy fires up as the crowd chants, “This is Awesome!” Kassidy brings Ortiz up and into the ring and climbs up top. Kassidy leaps, SWANTON! Cover, TWO!!
Jericho rallies for his team while Hardy coaches up Private Party. Kassidy gets to the corner, brings Ortiz up to the top rope, then tags in Quen. Kassidy throws forearms and Quen climbs up, but Ortiz trips Quen up! Santana pulls Kassidy away then gets a boost from Ortiz for a back somersault CUTTER! Kassidy is down, Ortiz gut wrenches Quen up for a SUPER SIT-OUT BOMB! Roll back to Santana, reverse bomb into buckles! Then PNP IN MOTION! They drag Quen back up, TU LO SABE! Cover, but Kassidy breaks it up! Hardy cheers and the crowd rallies up. The teams regroup, Santana throws Kassidy out. Santana goes out to whips Kassidy into barriers! Ortiz tags Santana and Santana has the mad ball! But Hardy snatches it away! Ortiz goes after Hardy but Quen rolls Santana! TWO!!
Quen tries again, bridges, TWO!! Santana BOOTS Quen then SUPERKICKS! Santana tags Ortiz, PNP coordinates, but Quen fights out! Quen pulls Santana’s headband! Kassidy saves Quen, SLING BREAKER to Ortiz! Quen comes in, GIN & JUICE!! Cover, Private Party wins!!
Winners: Private Party, by pinfall
Ortiz just missed the break-up, and that allows Private Party wins! Hardy celebrates with his new students, is this the beginning of a #HardyParty in AEW?
Jericho gets upset that Quen and Kassidy come by, so he splashes water at them. Then he splashes water at Cassidy! Cassidy gets up, moves the chair aside, and Jericho goes after him! Security hurries to keep this from turning into a brawl, but Jericho threatens, “NEXT WEEK! NEXT WEEK!” Will Freshly Squeezed pop off on Jericho to finish Fyter Fest?
Backstage interview with Kenny Omega & Hangman Page.
Dasha asks the Cleaner and the Cowboy how they’re feeling before their title defense in the main event. Hangman’s feeling great. He loves Best Friends, Trent and Chuck. People have been saying those two deserve a title shot, and Hangman agrees. But when they get that shot against Omega and Page, “the word ‘deserve’ dries up.” Omega says that week after week after week, they have defeated team after team this division has thrown at them. This week will be no different. The champions will still be the champions, bidding us all adieu and good night. Will that be the case against the Kentucky Gentleman and #JustTrent?
Big news for Fyter Fest Night 2!
After the amazing win Private Party scored tonight, they get to have a tag title match already! The winners of the title main event move on, who will be joining Quen and Kassidy in the ring?
But sadly, this is because the AEW World Championship match must be postponed. Do not worry, it won’t be for too long! Because in two weeks, Dynamite becomes Fight for the Fallen 2020!! Will Cage finally get to fight for the title and destroy the Maniac? But speaking of…
Taz and Brian Cage head to the ring!
The Suplex Machine leads THE Machine, and Taz has the mic to speak. “The cat’s out of the bag now, right?” Everyone knows what they found out earlier today. It won’t be next week but 7/15/20 that The Machine gets his opportunity at the AEW World Championship. Some might think, “Wow, Taz and Cage are probably pissed off about this.” No they’re not. They’re not upset Mox bought himself some time, maybe politic’d, whatever it was. Because they’re easy like Sunday morning.
And Taz wants to pull back the curtain again. He had a “nice, healthy conversation” with Tony Khan. It was interesting. Mr. Khan told Taz that Mox is “concerned’ for the health and well-being of the AEW staff. That’s weird to Taz. Correct him if he’s wrong but, Mox has been tested not once but twice and he’s been negative both times. If Mox decided to get his ass here next week, he’d be tested again because as we all know, AEW doesn’t run a sloppy shop. Taz says Mox has the case of one thing: the chicken sh*ts. Mox is afraid of Cage, and he should be. Cage will beat Mox’s brains in and take the title form his dumbass. So Fight for the Fallen, “Who better than Brian Cage to be AEW World Champion?” Nobody.
AEW World Tag Team Championships: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page VS Best Friends!
We heard from the champions, but the challengers roll up in style, courtesy of Mama Baretta! Will the longer established team finally become best champions? Or will the drinking buddies be celebrating big after tonight?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and the true test of tag team bonds begins!
Teams sort out, and it will be Chuckie T against Omega. These two circle, the crowd fires up and the two tie up. Omega powers Chuck back but Chuck turns it around. Chuck lets up but whips and rolls Omega. Chuck gets a takedown, things speed up, Chuck dodges and avoids the V-Trigger. Chuck kicks low, whips, Omega goes up and over then around, only for Chuckie to arm-drag him around! Omega headscissors but Chuck pops out, and the two stand off. The crowd cheers as the two circle again. They tag their partners, and now Hangman steps to Trent. They tie up, Hangman headlocks but Trent powers out. Hangman bumps Trent but Trent stays up. Hangman goes again, Trent still stays up so Hangman rocks him! Trent throws forearms and Hangman throws them back!
The two go back and forth, Hangman gets the edge and ROCKS Trent! Hangman runs, Trent reels him in, SAIDO SUPLEX! Trent brings Hangman up to kick in the back! Tag to chuck, Best Friends whip and run Hangman over! Chuck stomps Hangman to the ropes, clubs him down, then brings him up for a suplex! Cover, TWO! Chuck keeps his cool, forearms Hangman to the corner and tags Trent. Best Friends double whip but Hangman breaks the line to run Trent over! Then he snap suplexes Chuck onto Trent! Tag to Omega and he hits Chuck down. Omega brings Trent up, scoops him and hits a backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Omega keeps his cool and tags Hangman back in.
Omega and Hangman stomp Trent then trade off CHOPS! They double whip Trent, kick low, kick again, then run to BOOT and KOTARO KRUSHER! Standing shooting star! Cover, TWO! Hangman keeps his cool, drags Trent back up, and clubs Trent back. But here come FTR to join the party. Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood have beach chairs and a cooler as they go to commentary. Hangman returns to Trent but Trent CHOPS him back! Hangman knees low, tags in Omega, and the champs mug Trent. Omega clubs away and stomps Trent down hard. The ref backs Omega up, FTR have a beer, and AEW goes picture in picture, #AEWLastCall.
Omega bumps Trent off buckles, brings him back up and around, and bumps him off Hangman’s boot! Tag to Hangman, he claps along with the fans, and then brings Trent up again. Hangman suplexes Trent high and hard, then covers, TWO! Hangman keeps his eyes on Chuck, who is still pretty sore. Hangman brings Trent up and bumps him off Omega’s boot. Omega tags in, he keeps on Trent at the ropes with clubbing forearms, then stomps him down. Omega brings Trent back up, brings him over, and tags in Hangman. Hangman climbs and LEAPS to drop ax handles! That was some elevation. Chuck creeps close and Hangman swings on him, but Chuck gets away clean.
Hangman brings Trent up again, chokes him on the ropes, but lets up at the ref’s count. Hangman brings Trent up again, snapmares him down to a grounded cobra twist. Trent endures and fights up, then throws forearms and CHOPS! Hangman knees low, clubs Trent back, then has him in a corner. AEW returns to single picture as Hangman whips Trent corner to corner hard! Trent tumbles up the corner then back down, into Hangman’s clothesline! Omega wants to see that again, so Hangman whips Trent corner to corner. Chuckie saves Trent and Trent LARIATS Hangman down! Omega runs in but Trent gets him for a tornado DDT! Trent’s mom cheers as Trent hot tags Chuckie!
Chuckie dodges Hangman, throws him out, then FLIES onto the champions! The crowd is fired up with the Kentucky Gentleman as he clubs away on Hangman. Chuckie stomps Hangman into the barriers, but Omega BOOTS him back! Trent DIVES to hit Omega, then feeds him to Chuckie for the OVERHEAD suplex onto Hangman! The champions are wrecked and the ref checks on them both. Chuckie drags Hangman up as the crowd cheers for “A E DUB!” Chuck Falcon Arrows Hangman, covers, TWO! Chuckie keeps his cool as he tags in Trent. Best Friends bring Hangman up, but hangman denies Sole Food. Hangman clotheslines Chuck out, dodges Trent, and Fall Away Slams! To kip up and PESCADO onto Chuckie!
Hangman returns to Trent, runs, spins but Trent dodges, only to get a LARIAT! Omega tags in, climbs up and leaps, missile dropkick to the back! Omega hurries to bring Trent up, fisherman for FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Trent lives and Omega grows frustrated. Omega drags Trent up and around, fireman’s carries, “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” Rolling senton, to moonsault onto knees! Trent gets up, runs and PSYCHO KNEES Omega! Tag to Chuck, Chuck drags Omega up, SPIKE PILEDRIVER! Cover, but Hangman breaks it! Chuck brings Hangman up to throw him out, then he runs at Omega. Omega boots back, then elbows him. Chuck tries again, gets buckles but KNEES back! Omega ducks Chuck to SNAP DRAGON!
Tag to Trent, SNAP DRAGON! Chuck staggers into another SNAP DRAGON! The Best Friends are in the corner together, Hangman tags in. Hangman runs in to corner clothesline sandwich, Omega adds his back elbow. Chuck gets the roaring elbow, then pop-up GERMAN! The champs give Trent a pop-up BOMB, flip over, V-TRIGGER! Cover, TWO!! Trent lives but the champs coordinate. Trent flounders up in their cross hairs, but Chuck anchors Omega! Trent dodges Buck Shot, Alabama lift, Chuck goes up! STRONG ZERO!! Cover, but Omega breaks it!! Omega and Chuck brawl, V-TRIGGER, to Electric Chair, but Chuck slips out! AWFUL WAFFLE!!
Best Friends get up and hug! But then Chuck pushes Trent away and Hangman BOOTS Chuck down! Trent throws forearms and CHOPS on Hangman, but Hangman whips him for the DISCUS! And another! Trent flounders into Hangman’s lift, but he slips out of the bomb to Alabama lift! Hangman sunset flips, Trent sits down, TWO!! Hangman escapes and even FTR is loving this! Trent brings Hangman up and in, but Hangman Alabama lifts, DEADEYE! Cover, TWO!?! Trent still lives and the crowd rallies up. Hangman goes to the apron, takes off the elbow pad, slingshots, BUCKSHOT!! Cover, Hangman and Omega win!
Winner: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
The Best Friends gave Omega and Hangman the biggest fight of their reign yet! And to help them celebrate, FTR offers them a beer. Well, Omega doesn’t drink alcohol but Hangman does, so he accepts. Hangman chugs while Omega does raise the bottle to cheer FTR. Omega pours the beer out and that upsets FTR. Even Hangman’s upset about the waste! The Young Bucks hurry out to keep this from getting rough. FTR has to work with the Bucks on Night 2, will they be able to? As for Omega and Page, can they keep things going and beat Private Party?
An incredible night! This was definitely PPV worthy stuff to fit Fyter Fest from last year. Having Jericho on commentary for most of the night was amazing, for one. And I give AEW credit for finding a way to work-shoot the Moxley COVID situation. Two weeks was not going to be enough time for Mox to quarantine and still be ready for a match with Cage. AEW also manages to make July a three week streak of great events as Fight for the Fallen returns to still give us the world title match. We get a great tag opener and it almost felt like there could be dysfunction between MJF and Wardlow after how that match finished. Private Party and Proud ‘n’ Powerful had a great match that was a lot later in the card than I thought. And AEW made a great adjustment to give Private Party a title match now to fill for Night 2.
The only downside of AEW tonight was the status quo was kept, but at the same time, this wasn’t exactly the time for a big change. Ford isn’t quite there yet, but she and Shida had a great match. Cody and Hager also had a really good match, and I’m surprised there was no blood. With Archer and Janela getting into it tonight, their match next week better be brutal. And then the Murderhawk Monster should come back around to the TNT Championship to give us an even better match then what we got at Double or Nothing. The tag title match was spectacular, though I was a bit unsure about having FTR show up. It didn’t exactly foreshadow much, but it all makes sense with the beer celebration after. I just hope Hangman and Omega don’t break up because of wasted beer. That’s basically the bad parts of American wrestling writing that AEW should actually avoid. Omega & Page VS Private Party is still going to be awesome, but I would think Omega and Page win again to get into a rivalry with FTR.
My Score: 9.5/10