Massive battles and unlikely alliances make for an explosive Dynamite!
Before the Dynamite Anniversary and the epic title match, AEW World Champion, Jon Moxley, enlists the services of Will Hobbs and Darby Allin to battle Lance Archer and Team Taz in a Six Man main event!
- Miro & Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford VS Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss; Miro & Sabian win.
- Hangman Page VS Evil Uno w/ The Dark Order; Hangman wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Brodie Lee VS Orange Cassidy; Brodie wins and retains the AEW TNT Championship.
- Hikaru Shida & Thunder Rosa VS Ivelisse & Diamante; Shida & Rosa win.
Six Man Tag: Jon Moxley, Will Hobbs & Darby Allin VS Lance Archer, Brian Cage & Ricky Starks
- AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS Eddie Kingston; Moxley wins and retains the AEW World Championship.
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AEW mourns the loss of Road Warrior Animal, Jon Laurinaitis
Because Lance Archer came into contact with someone positive for COVID-19, plans for tonight must be scrapped! Archer will not team with Team Taz, and the Six Man is off! Instead, the Mad King, Eddie Kingston, seems to get what he wanted after all! HE will challenge Moxley for the AEW World Championship TONIGHT! Will Kingston change things up for the Dynamite Anniversary Show? Or will Moxley keep things from being royally messed up?
Miro & Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford VS Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss!
The Best Man and the Superbad Couple are here and ready to give Miro his in-ring debut! But first, Kip has the mic to say, “Oh yes, it is time! The moment that every single one of you have been waiting for!” The AEW in-ring debut of the most handsome man EVER! Not just Kip’s best man, or your best man, but THE BEST MAN EVER! Will the Best Man have the best debut alongside his best buddy?
The teams sort out and Kip starts with the Concrete Rose. Kiss and Kip circle, tie up, and Kip spins to wrangle Kiss down. Kip stands on the arm but Kiss pushes him away. Kiss and Kip circle as the fans rally up. Kiss and Kip tie up, Kip gets around and shoves Kiss to a corner. Kiss comes back, slides under, goes up and over and arm-drags. Kiss goes Matrix, cartwheels back and headscissors Kip away! Kip gets to a corner, Kiss handsprings corner to corner for the SLAP! Kip scrambles away and tags Miro in. Janela tags in and now the Best Man and the Bad Boy stare down. But Kip tags in because he wants to defend the honor of his fiancee, Penelope Ford. They approach and Kip DECKS Janela!
Kip wrenches and whips Janela, Kiss tags in and Janela slides out. Kiss crossbodies, covers, TWO! Kiss wrenches Kip, tags in Janela, and Jersey’s Finest work together to club the arm! Kiss tags in, goes up and also clubs the arm. Kiss wrenches, tags Janela back and Janela goes up to club the arm again! Janela and Kiss double whip, forearm to back kick and neckbreaker! MOONSAULT! Kiss covers, Miro gets in but Kip is out at TWO! Miro still boots Kiss down! Kiss gets up, tags Janela and Kiss whips Janela in. Kip boots back, goes up and over Kiss, hot tag to Miro! Miro and Kip rally, Janela runs into a scoop and swinging SLAM! Miro fires up and the fans fire up, too!
Miro tags Kip back in and Kip goes after Kiss with stomps. Kip rams into Kiss in the corner over and over, and whips Kiss corner to corner HARD! Kip then drags Kiss over, tags in Miro, and Kip drop toeholds Kiss into Miro’s DEAD LIFT SUPLEX! Miro drags Kiss up for another GUT WRENCH! Miro paces as the fans rally and duel. Miro looms over Kiss, drags him back up, and CLOBBERS him! Miro hears the fans fire up and he brings Kiss back up. Miro EuroUppers Kiss right down then covers, TWO! Miro drags Kiss over and tags Kip in. Miro scoop slams and helps Kip with the slingshot STOMPS! Miro KICKS Kiss, Kip PENALTY KICKS! The kick is good! Cover, TWO!! Kiss survives but Kip stays on him.
Kip grinds Kiss with a facelock but fans rally up. Kiss reaches for Janela, Kip keeps on the arm, but Miro rushes in! The ref keeps him back but misses the tag! The ref tells Janela to go back, Kip gets Kiss for a waistlock! Kip brings Kiss back, Miro tags in and they mug Kiss! Miro drags Kiss up, chokes him on the ropes and thrashes him about! The fans are torn but Miro KICKS Kiss down! Miro tags Kip, Kip stomps Kiss down. Kip brings Kiss up, suplexes but Kiss cradle counters, TWO! Kiss ROCKS Kip with forearms and elbows but Kip shoves. Kiss ducks, splits and SLAPS Kip! Kip wobbles, Kiss rolls and sends Kip into buckles! Kiss goes up and over Kip to tag Janela!
The Bad Boy rallies on Superbad, then CHOPS Miro. Miro doesn’t flinch! Miro chases Janela but is sent out! Miro hobbles, Janela fires up but Kip grabs at him, Janela YANKS Kip into buckles, then Penalty Kicks Miro! Janela is fired up as he whips Kip but Kip reverses and Miro TOSSES Janela out! Janela is at the second rails, Miro gives Kip a boost but Janela CLOBBERS Kip! Kip has a bad landing, Janela hurries up and leaps at Miro! Miro just lets him bounce off him! Miro clubs away, scoops Janela but Kiss dropkicks them both down! Janela fires up, Kip flounders back to ringside but Janela puts him in.
Janela dodges Kip’s wild haymakers and SUPERKICKS him down! Cover, TWO!! Kip still lives and Janela can’t believe it! Tag to Kiss but Kip bails out. Ford is there for Kip, but Miro CLOBBERS Janela! And throws him into Kiss! Kiss tumbles, Miro ROUNDHOUSES Janela! Janela bails out, Kip puts Kiss back in, and Kip springboards, but lands on a boot! Miro tags in, Kiss dodges him to fire off forearms on everyone! Kiss runs, into a pop-up CODE BREAKER! Cover, but Janela breaks it!! Miro tosses Janela to Kip’s APRON BACK SUPLEX! Miro stares at Kiss, MACHKA KICK!! But Miro isn’t done there, the fans fire up with him as he paces. Miro drags Kiss around and says “GAME! OVER!” Stomp and camel clutch!! Kiss taps, Miro and Kip win!
Winners: Miro & Kip Sabian, by submission
That was definitely #GameOver! That was a powerful debut for the Best Man, will he pile up even more accolades now that he is All Elite?
Eddie Kingston storms right out to the ring!
No time for his own music, “leave the hard cam on!” Kingston is talking to the people at home and “all you morons here.” Kingston says that “If you don’t like social media and you don’t check it, it’s me and Moxley tonight, for THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!” Kingston was never eliminated from the Casino Battle Royal, so that is why he is getting this shot! And y’know what else? EIGHTEEN YEARS says he deserves this! Kingston and Moxley used to be cut from the same cloth. But then Moxley “sold out,” went to the Land of Sports Entertainment, but Kingston never did! Kingston stayed with the fighters, the outlaws and “didn’t sell my soul tot he devil.” So before having the match tonight and Kingston puts Moxley down to take the title, Kingston wants to look into “the entertainer’s eyes.” Where is he?!
Moxley storms out from the crowd and heads right for the ring! The Maniac gets in Kingston’s face but referees and officials hurry to keep the fight from happening already. Will the Mad King take his throne? Or will Moxley prove he’s still that guy Kingston knew?
AEW returns and Kenny Omega joins commentary!
Once again, The Cleaner chooses interesting timing on when he joins Excalibur, Tony Schiavone and good ol’ Jim Ross at the desk. He could’ve been in the ring alongside Hangman Page, but chose not to. Therefore, we get this 1v1 match!
Hangman Page VS Evil Uno w/ The Dark Order!
The Cowboy resisted the sales pitches of The Dark Order all last year, but now is confronted directly! Hangman won without Omega last week, can he do it again?
Omega talks over the introductions for Hangman. Is that a mistake or on purpose? The bell rings and Hangman circles with Uno as the fans rally up. Uno and Hangman tie up, Hangman puts Uno in a corner but Uno turns things around. Uno lets go clean and holds up the hand, “We Are One!” Hangman comes back, circles with Uno and ties up again. Uno wrenches to a wristlock, wrenches more, but Hangman rolls, spins and headlocks. Uno powers out but Hangman bumps shoulders. Uno comes back to run Hangman over! Uno blows a kiss to Hangman then runs but has to roll over Hangman. Hangman handsprings and BOOTS Uno down! The fans fire up and Hangman CHOPS Uno in the corner!
Hangman follows Uno and CHOPS him in the other corner! Hangman snap suplexes Uno then covers, ONE! Hangman keeps his cool, drags Uno up and clubs him on the back. Uno gets to a corner, Hangman runs in but Uno elbows him away. Uno runs but Hangman spins and fireman’s carries for a toss! Hangman fires the fans up and pump handle dead lifts for a FALL AWAY! Bridging cover, TWO! Uno escapes but Hangman keeps his cool. Hangman brings Uno up, Uno CHOPS! Hangman CHOPS back, Uno reels Hangman in for a back suplex! Uno and Hangman go to opposite corners, Uno hurries after Hangman and stomps away.
The ref counts, Uno stops at 4, then goes corner to corner, only to be put on the apron. Hangman TRIANGLE LARIATS Uno down! And then PLANCHAS! Direct hit and even Omega has to admit that was good. The Dark Order is disappointed and upset as Hangman puts Uno back in the ring. The fans chant for “Cowboy Stuff!” and Uno is in a corner. Hangman hurries over but Uno uses the ref as a shield! The ref reprimands Uno, Hangman moves the ref aside and dodges the sucker punch, but Uno blocks the kick to hand it to the ref! Uno gets Hangman for a neckbreaker! Uno “apologizes” as he lounges on the corner. Hangman crawls to a corner and Uno heads over as AEW goes picture in picture.
Uno whips Hangman corner to corner then runs in for a big clothesline! Uno lets Hangman sit down as he walks away. Uno takes a bow as the Dark Order applauds. Uno goes back to Hangman to dig his boot in and choke Hangman! The ref counts, Uno lets up, but Hangman hits back. Hangman throws forearms but Uno throat chops! Uno reels Hangman in for a backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Uno brings Hangman up and throws him out of the ring, then takes his time going out after him. Hangman throws body shots and gets up on the apron. Hangman fires up and MOONSAULTS to take Uno down! Hangman points to the corner and fans seem to like that. He climbs back up, but Uno gets in the ring to shove him down! Hangman hits railing and falls in a heap!
Uno laughs at Hangman, or at least it seems like he does. Uno leaves Hangman down and out while AEW goes to break.
AEW returns as Hangman CHOPS and forearms Uno! Hangman runs, Uno follows and elbows him at the ropes! Hangman flops out of the ring and the Numbers creep in closer. Omega may not want to be tag partners with Hangman, but he doesn’t like where this is going. Uno doesn’t let it go anywhere and goes to the ramp. Uno tells the Numbers to let him handle this, but Hangman gets away. Hangman goes around the way, Uno assures Cabana things will be fine, so Cabana and the others go to the back. Uno pursues Hangman and has him on the apron. Uno runs into an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Maybe Uno spoke too soon.
The fans rally up for Hangman as he gets up to the top rope. Uno rises, Hangman leaps but Uno ducks! Uno runs, Hangman ducks and FALL AWAY SLAMS! To a kip up and RUNNING SHOOTING STAR! Cover, TWO! Hangman grits his teeth as Uno crawls to a corner. The fans cheer for more “Cowboy Stuff!” as Hangman runs corner to corner for the clothesline! And then again for another clotheslines! Hangman runs corner to corner again, but gets a BOOT! Uno goes up top fast and leaps, SWANTON BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Hangman survives and Omega is surprised! Uno throws a bit of a tantrum but the fans rally up for Hangman.
Uno drags Hangman back up, reels him in but Hangman shoves him away. Uno LARIATS but Hangman stays up! Uno runs, into a LARIAT from Hangman! Both men stay up, Uno JABS Hangman then runs, Hangman follows and LARIATS Uno down! Fans fire up, Hangman aims and STANDING SHOOTING STARS onto knees! Cover, TWO! Uno hooks Hangman up, but Hangman slips out and swings. Uno dodges, kicks, but Hangman gives the kick to the ref! The ref spins Uno around, Hangman ROCKS Uno with forearms and the ROLLING ELBOW! Hangman whips and pops Uno up for the BOMB! High stack, TWO!!
Hangman keeps his focus as he goes to the apron. Uno stirs, Hangman throws off the armband and slingshots, for the BUCK SHOT! Cover, Hangman wins!
Winner: Hangman Page, by pinfall
Omega is pleasantly surprised. The Cowboy is on a hot streak, is he going to leave Omega behind in the rankings at this rate? Or is Omega just waiting for the right opponent?
AEW goes backstage to Tony Schiavone and the Young Bucks.
Schiavone waits outside the dressing room because Matt and Nick Jackson said they wanted to talk. Schiavone knocks on the door, Matt opens the door up fast and Schiavone flinches. Matt noticed that and tells Nick that he can handle this. Matt is glad Schiavone accepted the invitation. Matt knows fans have been watching the Bucks acting strange, out of character, and frankly, out of line. They should not have hit Alex whatever or the short referee, Mike Poser. Posey, but sure. Matt feels bad, and says the Bucks will be better about this stuff. But the fans surely understand. The Bucks have been through a lot, they’ve lost a lot, from title opportunities to friends. Either way, the Bucks will be better.
Schiavone gets that, and wants to get to the reason for all of this: FTR. Yeah, right to the hardball questions. How about another question? Then, FTR wins the titles at All Out, they defeat Omega and Hangman with the Bucks watching on the outside. How did that feel? Did FTR put Schiavone up to this? Is Schiavone ribbing Matt? No, not at all. It feels like one of those. Does Schiavone have his phone? Yes, but- Matt wants the phone. Schiavone hands it over and Matt SMASHES the phone against the wall! Oh, sorry, Tony, it broke. Matt keeps smashing it! Why!? What’s wrong? It’s his phone. Oh sorry, here’s some money for an upgrade. Matt goes back into the dressing room. Schiavone says this should be a new chapter for the Bucks’ biography: ruining their reputation.
AEW TNT Championship: Brodie Lee w/ The Dark Order VS Orange Cassidy!
Freshly Squeezed dunked Le Champion in mimosa and now has a title shot! Will Sloth Style get serious and take the fight to the Exalted One? Or will Mr. Brodie show his followers how it’s done?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and Cassidy takes off his denim jacket. John Silver snatches that to throw it down on the ground and stomp on it! Fans boo but Silver double guns at them. Cassidy just drops his shirt on Silver’s head. Fans laugh at Silver as he stomps the shirt in anger. Silver is given the TNT Championship to hold onto while Anna Jay hops up on the apron to talk trash at Cassidy. Cassidy puts her sunglasses on her and walks away. Brodie storms over, takes the glasses off Anna and has her join the others. Brodie drops the sunglasses at Cassidy’s feet. The bell rings and Cassidy’s first title shot also being Brodie’s first title defense finally begins!
Cassidy takes his time putting on his armband, raises his hands up, and puts them in his pockets. He unleashes the “brutal” shin kicks! Brodie stomps Cassidy’s foot and ROCKS him with an uppercut! Brodie throws the sunglasses away then clubs Cassidy on the back! Brodie stomps Cassidy, paces about and soaks up the heat. Fans rally for Cassidy as Cassidy gets up and staggers. Cassidy dodges, dropkicks Brodie out of the ring, and Brodie regroups with the Dark Order. But Cassidy builds speed and DIVES! The Numbers catch Cassidy and set him up for Brodie’s DIVE! Direct hit wipes everyone out! Silver still manages to applaud while Brodie absorbs the heat from the fans.
Brodie brings Cassidy up, puts him against barriers and CHOPS him down! The ring count climbs to 5, Brodie brings Cassidy around to put in at 7. Brodie stalks Cassidy and drops an elbow! Cover, ONE! Brodie argues with the ref but the ref insists it was just one. Brodie drags Cassidy up, CHOPS him, and Cassidy falls back down. Brodie kicks Cassidy out and lets the Numbers mug Cassidy for him! The ref doesn’t see this and Brodie goes out to fetch Cassidy. Brodie puts Cassidy in, fans chant, “Brodie Sucks!” but Brodie slingshots for a senton! Cover, TWO! Brodie grits his teeth, drags Cassidy up and throws him back out. Brodie hears the fans boo but the ref keeps his eyes on The Numbers. They wait until the ref looks away to stomp Cassidy more!
Brodie goes out and shoves Silver away! Brodie tells Silver to hold the belt. Silver does as told and Brodie puts Cassidy in. Brodie drags Cassidy up, whips him but Cassidy ducks and tilt-o-whirls, but Brodie powers out of the DDT for the SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Cassidy survives and this match has already lasted longer than Brodie’s match with Cody. The fans rally up for Cassidy as AEW goes picture in picture.
Brodie sits Cassidy up, traps an arm and puts on a chinlock. Cassidy endures as Brodie grinds him down. Brodie lets Cassidy go to p ace about. Brodie drags Cassidy up, puts him in a corner and CHOPS him! Cassidy flops over but Brodie tells Silver to show off the belt for him. Silver does, but for too long, and Brodie shoves him off the apron! Brodie runs to drop an elbow on Cassidy! Then he clamps on another chinlock. Cassidy endures, flails, but Brodie just leans on him. Cassidy gets up, pops out but Brodie facelocks. Cassidy throws body shots, Brodie shoves and BOOTS Cassidy down! Brodie stares into the souls of the fans as he grins.
Brodie tells Silver to give the belt to someone more capable in the group, and then he goes back to Cassidy. Brodie drags Cassidy up, whips him corner to corner hard, and Cassidy bounces off buckles to hit the mat. Brodie flexes then brings down the straps. Brodie drags Cassidy up, ROCKS him with an uppercut, then ROCKS him again! Cassidy flops against ropes but Brodie has him for the ROPE GUILLOTINE! AEW returns to single picture as Cassidy gasps for air on the apron and Silver mocks his pain. Brodie drags Cassidy up for a HALF ‘N’ HALF! Cassidy is like a ragdoll but fans still rally up for him. Brodie stalks over to Cassidy, hauls him up for ANOTHER HALF ‘N’ HALF!
Brodie looms over Cassidy, hauls him back up, and lets him flop down. Cassidy sits up but refuses to stop here. Brodie stands him up and spins, but Cassidy sits down again. Brodie sighs and drags Cassidy back up. Fans rally, Brodie spins and again Cassidy sits down! Brodie is getting frustrated, but Cassidy ducks the boot to roll Brodie up! TWO, and Cassidy shoves Brodie into buckles! Brodie comes back but gets more buckles! Cassidy tries to Alabama but Brodie lifts Cassidy instead. Cassidy slips out the back, baits Brodie and sends him out. Cassidy runs and DIVES again! Brodie is sent into railing but Cassidy keeps moving! Another DIVE! Brodie again crashes into railing!
Cassidy puts Brodie in, dodges Silver and ORANGE PUNCHES Alan Angels! Number 5 goes down but Number 10, Preston Vance, grabs Cassidy. Silver runs back in but Cassidy evades, Vance takes the BELT SHOT! Cassidy gets in the ring, Brodie swings but Cassidy dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but still no DDT! Brodie tries to toss Cassidy but he holds on for a STUNNER! Cassidy hurries up top, Brodie stands, Cassidy hits the FLYING DDT!! Brodie and Cassidy are down but the fans are fired up! Cassidy kips up and gets serious! Cassidy runs to PENALTY KICK! Brodie is in a daze, Cassidy goes again, ANOTHER PENALTY KICK! But Brodie gets up!? Brodie swings, Cassidy dodges, tilt-o-whirl DDT!
Brodie wobbles, Cassidy ALABAMA LIFTS, for the AIR RAID CRASH! Cover, TWO!?! Brodie survives and Cassidy can’t believe it! The Dark Order is panicking as Cassidy gets back up. Brodie is in the corner, Cassidy takes off the armband and runs corner to corner, but Silver gets in! Silver is the sacrificial pawn for the ORANGE PUNCH! Brodie spins, Cassidy dodges and runs, into a POWERBOMB! DISCUS LARIAT!! Cover, Brodie wins!
Winner: Brodie Lee, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
The Exalted One uses the Numbers to his advantage and keeps the title! But the lights go out?! And a familiar operatic singing plays! “Wrestling has more than one royal family.” Could it be?! From center stage and with a lot of pyro, it’s CODY RHODES!! Cody is back, natural dark hair back, and he throws Silver aside! And then fires off on Angels! Vance gets in, Cody CLOBBERS him! Angels gets up, Cody elbows him away and springboards for the NIGHTMARE CUTTER! Cody drags Angels to a corner and SLAMS the leg into the post!
Cody drags Angels back into the ring for a FIGURE FOUR! Angels taps but it doesn’t matter! Cody tortures Angels in Brodie’s place! Cody finally lets go, but he is not done with The Dark Order! Will they be living a nightmare now that Cody is back in black?
AEW returns with Dasha and the Dark Order.
But before Dasha can even ask a question, Anna Jay snatches the mic away! She gets Dasha out of the way before handing the mic to Brodie. “You’ve GOT to be kidding me!!” The AUDACITY of that man, Cody, to return like this! Cody was gone for five weeks while Brodie was “doing the work of being undeniable!” Cody, how dare you! What kind of man sends another to do his work!? Did you not see what Brodie did to Dustin Rhodes? Or what Anna Jay did to Brandi? What kind of man lets his wife post Instagram “thirst traps” while calling Brodie “daddy?” What kind of man stays away in his little bubble? A man like Cody does! But Cody is no man! Cody is a coward!
Brodie demands Silver give him something, and then takes it while pushing Silver away. Brodie holds up dog collars connected by a heavy chain! He tells Cody, “You can run a long time, but sooner or later, Brodie Lee is going to cut you down!” Brodie is going to take the collar, wrap it around Cody’s neck and that “Godforsaken tattoo,” and Cody will have NOWHERE to run and NOWHERE to hide. Cody has one week to answer Brodie’s challenge: “Are you man? Or are you a coward?” A lot of strong words and accusations, most of which aren’t true. But one thing is true, and that is that things are escalating! Will Cody and Brodie become animals chained together, fighting for the lion’s share of AEW?
Matt Hardy and Private Party head to the ring!
The #HardyParty is back together, and Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy help Hardy through the ropes. Hardy’s knee is still in awful shape after the attack by a conveniently anonymous attacker. Fans cheer as Hardy gets the mic. Hardy appreciates that, they made his birthday even better. Now, last week, someone attacked Hardy from behind. Hardy replayed the events over and over, trying to figure out who would have the motivation to attack in such a cowardly way. Hardy remembers his heated confrontation with MJF, his “discussion” with Brodie Lee, and everyone knows the long history and hatred with the Inner Circle. But all Hardy can really remember was a mask and something steel hitting his leg. So how coincidental that Chris Jericho strolled onto the scene, brandishing Floyd the Baseball Bat? Jericho is the prime suspect!
Speaking of Jericho and Hager, what about that match Private Party had with them? They tore the house down and were so close to winning. The only reason they didn’t win is because of Floyd the Baseball Bat! Jericho had the audacity to still put Kassidy in the Walls of Jericho after the match! “The more things change, the more things they stay the same.” Jericho wants to be the Million Viewer Man, the Demo God, but he will always just be an a-hole. But here comes Jericho to respond! He and the Inner Circle are all here, except for Sammy Guevara who is still recovering from the Broken Rules match. Jericho lets the fans sing Judas before he speaks.
“First of all, hApPy BiRtHdAy, Matt. Who gives a sh*t?!” But there’s only four Inner Circle members because of what Hardy did to their brother, they teammate, Sammy Guevara! Hardy says it “couldn’t have happened to a better guy.” Jericho says Hardy decimated poor Sammy, put him out of action, and who knows when he’ll be back? But Jericho lied, Sammy’s back tonight! Sammy swaggers out and the Inner Circle chants for him. They hug! Now, to the matters at hand. The fact that Hardy thinks Jericho needed to hit him from behind with a bat, c’mon! He’s the reason people watch AEW, “because they know what a son of a b*tch I am.” And trust him when he says that if he was going to hit Hardy with a bat, he’d just do it to Hardy’s face so you could also see the happiness in his eyes!
So Jericho did NOT hit Hardy with this bat or any bat. But he could hit Hardy with the bat now if he wants. Hardy and Jericho egg each other on, but Hardy says he’ll take on all of the Inner Circle! It doesn’t matter if he’s cleared or not! Anywhere, anytime, any place! Quen and Kassidy have Hardy cool off. Quen and Kassidy need and care about Hardy, so he should take time to heal up and get cleared. Because Quen is cleared! And in case Jericho forgot, Quen laid him out! From behind! But why? Because Jericho ambushed his bro, Kassidy! Kassidy has Quen chill now. Kassidy appreciates Hardy and Quen having his back, but this is on him. Kassidy wants Jericho!
Le Champion, you may have won last week, but if Kassidy isn’t mistaken, he almost beat Jericho! Not once, but twice! So right now, here on Hardy’s birthday, Kassidy issues a challenge! Next week, 1v1! Yes, Jericho is a legend. Everyone counts Kassidy out already. But what if Kassidy, “a young 23-year-old kid, from the streets of Brooklyn, New York, beats Chris Jericho?” In fact, what if right here on Dynamite, Kassidy makes Jericho… “My Le Champion BI*CH!” Jericho is not amused. Will Kassidy get the biggest win of his career? Or will he just suffer the Judas Effect?
AEW returns to FTR and Tully Blanchard in the ring.
Schiavone is there with them to interview the AEW World Tag Team Champions and their legendary “executive consultant.” Tully says is a great pleasure to talk to a live audience, every week! There are thousands and thousands of new fans, and how in the world do they get to see the greatest tag team, FTR, who carry the gold? How?! You have to be creative. Normally, a 60 minute time limit for the title match. But Tully wants to change things up. FTR has checked into this, and says that on television, it can be 20 minutes, “so those new wrestling fans get to see what it’s like to watch guys at the top.” A brush with greatness, if you will. And, they get to choose their opponents! Next week, FTR chooses… What’s their name? Some acronym. Those SoCal boys, right? SCU, that’s it.
So there you go! The inaugural champions get their “brush with greatness!” A 20 minute match with FTR! If SCU can’t get it done in time, FTR gets the win instead. A blast from the past! Dax Harwood knows we all want to know who’s next after that. If FTR beats SCU, who is next up? The #1 contenders, Best Friends? The #2, the Young Bucks? Well, Best Friends had an impressive match and won, but c’mon. It was a “glorified backyard wrestling match.” That’s all those guys are now! Backyard, comedy- But wait, here come Best Friends! Chuck Taylor and Trent respond to the insults by saying, “Guys. What we did last week, that wasn’t a match. That was a WAR!” Dax mocks Trent’s comparison.
Trent says they should just get to this. Sure, they’re banged up right onw, but they’re here! FTR is here, in their “little red panties,” so just give them their 20 minute challenge NOW! Yeah, haha, right. But mommy ain’t here to fight Trent’s battles, okay? If they want their brush with greatness, then get a damn ref and let’s do it! A ref appears and this is happening! But wait, Dax keeps the ref from signaling the timekeeper, and Cash Wheeler says they can’t do this now. Why not? FTR are fighting champions but Best Friends doesn’t look 100%, so it wouldn’t be fair. Take some time, guys, rest up. Maybe in a couple weeks, call Tully and maybe you’ll get that shot. Until then, #TopGuysOut.
Fans boo but Chuck says that you can say whatever about Santana and Ortiz, at least those two didn’t run from a fight, “Like a couple of weenies!” If those two didn’t come to fight, that’s fine. The weenies hug in their entrance, but let Best Friends show them how it’s done! GOT to give the people what they want! Will FTR give Best Friends what they want in that 20 minute “brush with greatness” soon enough?
Hikaru Shida & Thunder Rosa VS Ivelisse & Diamante!
The NWA Women’s World Champion defeated La Sicaria, but the Cuban Diamond would attack! The AEW Women’s World Champion would help out her new rival in running the AEW Women’s Tag Cup winners off, and now it’s come to this! There’s a lot of gold in this one match, will the outcome have an impact on where we go from here?
The champions stand together but Ivelisse and Diamante attack together! Ivelisse rains down rights on Rosa while Diamante is after Shida! The ref rings the bell to get this on record as Rosa and Ivelisse brawl outside and Diamante brawls with Shida inside. Ivelisse whips Rosa into railing while Diamante whips Shida corner to corner. Diamante runs in to back elbow then fire off forearms. Ivelisse runs in to back elbow, Diamante uppercuts! The tag cup winners double back suplex high and hard! Cover, TWO! Diamante keeps Shida down, Shida fires back forearms! Shida scoops and backbreakers Diamante! Shida drags Diamante to the apron, Shida gets space but Ivelisse intercepts her with a kick! Rosa BOOTS Diamante, and Shida CLUBS Ivelisse!
Ivelisse flounders into railing, now Rosa and Shida combine for the KNEE BOOT SANDWICH! Fans fire up as Shida puts Diamante in. Shida drags Diamante up to SLAM, then tag in Rosa. Shida suplexes Rosa to SLAM her onto Diamante! Cover, TWO! Rosa keeps on Diamante with a whip to a corner but Diamante reverses. Rosa goes up and over and arm-drags Diamante around! Rosa scoops and slams Diamante, then runs and runs to drop the senton! Cover, TWO! Rosa keeps her cool and drags Diamante up. Diamante hits back and powers Rosa to the corner. Ivelisse tags in, she and Diamante wrench and mule kick Rosa down to then kick her on both sides!
Diamante forgets she tagged out, Ivelisse clobbers Rosa and rains down furious fists! Rosa pushes Ivelisse away, Ivelisse comes back with more, but Rosa swats her! Ivelisse throws more forearms, drags Rosa up, clubs her and back suplexes to a BOMB! Cover, TWO! Ivelisse keeps on Rosa while AEW goes picture in picture.
Rosa throws body shots, Ivelisse clubs her again! Ivelisse puts Rosa in the corner, tags Diamante and they mug Rosa with big forearms and uppercuts. Diamante snapmares, KICKS Rosa and covers, TWO! Diamante keeps on Rosa with a chinlock. Rosa endures, fights up and snapmares Diamante to return that KICK! And add another! Cover, TWO! Rosa facelocks but Diamante powers her to the corner! Ivelisse tags back in to club Rosa, snapmare her and wrap on a tight chinlcok! Rosa fights up, throws body shots, and ROCKS Ivelisse with forearms. Ivelisse pushes Rosa to a corner, Rosa boots back, hops up and boots again! Rosa leaps to missile dropkick Ivelisse down! Both women are down but the fans rally up!
Rosa and Ivelisse crawl, kick at each other, hot tag to Shida! Shida runs and KNEES Diamante down before Ivelisse can tag in! Ivelisse runs into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Shida keeps going, suplexes but Ivelisse fights out. Ivelisse dodges, Diamante tags in! Diamante kicks Shida, she and Ivelisse double suplex but Shida fights out. Shida holds off the double whip but not forever. Shida reverses the whip to send Diamante to a corner, and Shida goes after Ivelisse while Rosa attacks Diamante! The ref tries to restore order but Shida suplexes Ivelisse onto Diamante! Rosa is up top and swings in to METEORA Diamante!
Shida pushes Ivelisse out, pushes Diamante to the apron, and climbs up top. Shida drags Diamante up for a DEAD LIFT SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO!! AEW returns to single picture as Shida runs, but Diamante reels her in. Shida elbows Diamante away but Diamante knees low. Diamante headlocks, Shida pushes her away but Ivelisse tags in. Diamante wheelbarrows to STUNNER, Ivelisse wheelbarrows to DDT! Cover, Rosa breaks it in time! Rosa sees Diamante coming and spins her for a neckbreaker! Ivelisse gets Rosa for a COMPLETE SHOT! Shida ENZIGURIS Ivelisse, then suplexes, but Ivelisse slips out! Ivelisse waistlocks, Shida switches, Rosa runs in but Ivelisse ducks and Rosa’s knee hits Shida!
Ivelisse ROUNDHOUSES Rosa, then swings on Shida. Shida ducks but the HEEL KICK comes back to get her! Ivelisse covers, TWO!! Shida survives and Ivelisse can’t believe it! Ivelisse drags Shida up, tags Diamante, and they mug Shida. They work together for the SLICED BREAD! Cover, but Rosa breaks it! Ivelisse goes after Rosa but Rosa throws her out instead! Diamante drags Shida up, hops on, but no Destroyer as Rosa clubs her! Rosa drags Diamante off for DEATH VALLEY! Shida brings Diamante up for FALCON ARROW! Cover, but Ivelisse breaks it! Rosa and Ivelisse brawl out of the ring, Shida runs and TAMASHI KNEES Diamante! Cover, Shida and Rosa win!
Winners: Hikaru Shida & Thunder Rosa, by pinfall
The women’s champions win and stand tall in this newest AEW NWA crossover! What more can we expect from these two champions and two promotions?
Backstage interview with Chris Jericho.
Isiah Kassidy is standing up for himself, what is Jericho’s response? “Deep down inside, I actually have a lot of respect for Isiah for showing some balls and taking matters into his own hands.” Some day, Kassidy will be a big star. Just not next week. Next week, he faces the biggest star in AEW, the Demo God! Next week, the only shots, shots, shots Kassidy gets are from the fists of Le Champion! MJF walks in and says hey. MJF is going to be honest as an “honest” man. The fact that that “dribbling little runt would disrespect you like that tonight? Deplorable.” It is, isn’t it? And hilarious, too. For that to come from “the undefeated, undisputed, uncrowned AEW World Champion,” that means so much to Jericho. Then MJF will tell Jericho this. All that coming from Jericho, “The man, the myth, the legend,” OH YEAH! That means a lot to MJF.
Jericho says MJF is great. MJF says Jericho is great. They keep going back and forth on that, but then ask, “Why’d you call me a loser?” Things are tense now. They both saw each other say it on television, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit! Does Jericho think is an idiot? Does MJF think Jericho’s an idiot? MJF says Jericho wasn’t the loser, it was the limo drivers! Those guys were reckless, with the two biggest stars in all of AEW! Jericho admits that is true. His latte splashed on his pants. But MJF isn’t a loser, Tony Schiavone is a loser! Oh, yeah, THAT guy is a loser! They bond over laughing at Schiavone, and say the other is alright. “Thanks, Dasha.” They both leave, but the point is: Will Kassidy upset Jericho next week?
AEW has more big news for next week!
Though she lost at All Out in her own dental office, Britt Baker is back in action! And Ricky Starks and Darby Allin will finally have it out in the ring! Will Absolute be able to put away the reckless and relentless underdog once and for all?
And on October 7th, it will be the celebration of Chris Jericho’s 30 YEAR career! And then after that is the Dynamite Anniversary, with Lance Archer facing whoever has the AEW World Championship! And that very match of Maniac and Mad King is after the break!
AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley VS Eddie Kingston!
Plans change but the show must go on! Moxley won’t get his Six Man Tag war with Hobbs and Darby by his side, but after what Kingston had to say about him, he’s probably fine with this. Will Moxley make Kingston see that nothing’s changed from the old days?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and this truly unforeseen main event begins!
Moxley and Kingston stare down as the fans fire up. Fans are cheering for Moxley and that annoys Kingston. Kingston and Moxley approach, back off, and tie up. Kingston headlocks, hits the takeover, but Moxley headscissors. Kingston pops out and the two stand off. They go again, knuckle lock and have a test of strength. Kingston cranks on the knuckle locks to bring Moxley to his knees, but Moxley fights up to kick an arm and wrench to a hammerlock. Kingston gets to the ropes, Moxley holds on until 4. Kingston pie faces, Moxley gives it back, and now they throw slaps! The two circle and Kingston CHOPS! Moxley CHOPS, Kingston CHOPS back! Moxley CHOPS again, Kingston CHOPS again!
Kingston eggs Moxley on, Moxley CHOPS again! Kingston takes a breath, CHOPS again and Moxley is stinging! Moxley throws forearms and CHOPS, then jabs! Kingston enziguris and LARIATS! Kingston drags Moxley up, throws him out of the ring and goes out after him with stomps. Kingston pulls on Moxley’s ears, lets up at the ref’s count, and clubs Moxley on the back. Kingston headlock punches but Moxley hits back. Moxley CLUBS Kingston on the apron but Kingston whips Moxley into the timekeeper’s area! And he dumps the table over on him! The ref wants them to get this back in the ring but Kingston throws things around as AEW goes picture in picture.
Kingston stomps away on Moxley, drags him up and throws big forearms. Moxley hobbles away, Kingston clubs him down! Kingston drags Moxley up but Moxley blocks the suplex. Moxley throws body shots and snap suplexes Kingston to the floor! Moxley gets into the ring just to refresh the count and comes back to kick Kingston. Moxley whips, Kingston reverses and Moxley is sent hard into railing! Kingston hobbles over to stomp on Moxley, then drags Moxley up to whip him. Moxley reverses this time and Kingston gets sent hard into railing! These two are fighting in the outer edges of the arena but Moxley brings Kingston back to the ring. Kingston kicks Moxley in the ropes!
Kingston knocks Moxley down and hobbles around to KICK Moxley in the back. Moxley sits up but Kingston is on him with crossface forearms! Kingston clutches his back and walks off the pain, but he dares Moxley get up. Moxley CHOPS back, and again, but Kingston headbutts! Moxley falls over, Kingston drags him back up and snapmares him for a trapped-arm dragon sleeper! Moxley endures as Kingston twists and stretches him. AEW returns to single picture as fans rally behind Moxley. Moxley fights up, Kingston shifts to a chinlock, but Moxley pries free and CHOPS again! Kingston CHOPS Moxley off his feet! Kingston eggs Moxley on as he CHOPS him again, and again! Kingston runs, BOOTS Moxley but Moxley LARIATS!
Both men are down, the fans rally up but a standing count begins. Moxley gets to ropes and drags himself up, but so does Kingston. Moxley runs and BOOTS Kingston out of the ring! Then builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit sends Kingston into barriers! Moxley snap suplexes him again! Kingston writhes but Moxley brings him back up. Moxley puts Kingston in, climbs up top and leaps! Kingston gets under, comes back but Moxley spins him for a clinch. Moxley throws muay thai knee after knee, then reels Kingston in for a PILEDRIVER! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Kingston saves himself and Moxley is frustrated. Fans rally up, Kingston gets to a corner but Moxley clotheslines!
Moxley climbs up and rains down elbows, but Moxley’s other shoulder bothers him. Kingston brings Moxley out for a POWERBOMB! Highs stack, TWO!! Moxley survives and Kingston shakes out his arms. Kingston aims, Moxley ducks the back hand to throw forearms! Kingston CHOPS again, and shouts at Moxley, “You left us behind!” Moxley forearms Kingston, Kingston CHOPS back! Moxley CHOPS back, Kingston grimaces to CHOP again! Moxley drops to his knees but comes back with forearms and headbutts! Kingston wobbles, boots but misses, and Moxley GERMAN SUPLEXES! Kingston is back up!? SAIDO!! And then ANOTHER! Cover, TWO!! Moxley still lives!!
Fans fire up for Moxley as Kingston shakes out his hands. Kingston CHOPS Moxley in the corner, and again, but Moxley forearms. Kingston SLAPS Moxley, Moxley SLAPS back! Kingston wobbles, Moxley hobbles, but Moxley blocks the back hand for a SLEEPER HOLD! Moxley leans on Kingston, shift to the BULLY CHOKE!! Kingston is OUT, Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (still AEW World Champion)
Did that prove to Kingston that Moxley still has that edge? His chest is as red as raw steak but he still has gold around the waist! But then the Lucha Brothers come out and DOUBLE SUPERKICK Moxley down!! Pentagon and Fenix go after Moxley on behalf of their other brother! The ref shouts at them all but they won’t stop! So here comes Will Hobbs! Hobbs SPINE BUSTERS Fenix!! And Pentagon turns around into a BIG right! Kingston runs into a forearm, too! Fenix and Pentagon regroup to DOUBLE SUPERKICK Hobbs! They mug Hobbs and Moxley, but here comes Darby Allin! Darby uses the skateboard on everyone! Moxley’s team was still here because of the intended match, but so is Ricky Starks! Starks SPEARS Darby right down!!
Absolute Starks fires off on Darby, Taz walks out as Kingston and his family beat down Hobbs and Moxley! Starks uses Darby’s own board on him with the JAM into his ribs! Kingston gets in Moxley’s face about their past, Starks tries to end Darby’s future by choking him! Then, ROSHAMBEAU!! Is Moxley and his team far from through with all of their common enemies?
Well, clearly whatever COVID concerns WWE and their Performance Center were having, it affected AEW as well. The main event changing was the most obvious sign of that, but also the fact that in the Young Bucks interview segment, we didn’t even see Nick. Perhaps Nick was also in contact with the unnamed person and needed to isolate, but Matt still did a good job adding onto the apparent Heel turn for the Bucks smashing up Schiavone’s phone. I also like that Omega’s turn was in question tonight as he at least voiced concern about Hangman being outnumbered against The Dark Order. But Hangman proved he can take care of himself, and I still fully expect Omega to try and stand in his way of a singles championship opportunity.
Miro & Sabian VS Jersey’s Finest really worried me at many parts. It felt like they were all going a step too fast, such as with Miro hobbling at one point and Kip more or less taking a header during that alley-oop spot. They also weren’t that careful with the toss to apron back suplex, that could’ve gone better for Janela. But Miro and Sabian win, and perhaps this is both a way for Miro to have immediate success in AEW while also helping Sabian get back on track after losing Jimmy Havoc as a tag partner. The tag division is already so deep, so you also have to commend the idea of 20 minute time limit matches between FTR and other big name teams. I liked their interaction with Best Friends here, especially from Best Friends’ side. FTR VS SCU next week is going to be great, but I’m thinking at best, it’s the time limit draw.
Brodie VS Cassidy was a great TNT Championship match, there were a lot of great gags with Silver, and while Cody’s return was all but obvious, I like how he did it. He waited for the match to be over, he gave himself that insane amount of fanfare and pyro, and he wrecked the Numbers. Also of note, Reynolds was absent. Was he also in contact with the unnamed person or was he THE person? That aside, Brodie’s promo after was great, in that he spun everything around to make himself the good guy, a classic Heel move. A dog collar match is a blast from the past for sure, and of course Cody will accept because I bet that was his idea! That will surely be for the anniversary show since Brodie wants to hear the answer next week.
Speaking of next week, celebrating Jericho’s 30 years in wrestling with a match against Kassidy is great. I figured the assumption would be Jericho did it, and I figured Jericho would deny it. Now, Jericho said he didn’t hit Hardy with a bat, but that doesn’t mean Sammy didn’t, since Sammy is back this week and could’ve easily been secretly back last week. Jericho’s segment with MJF was great, too. I like that they both brought up the segment from a couple weeks ago, but each found a way to weasel out of insulting the other. I wonder if at some point, passive aggressive becomes actual aggressive, and that is when MJF debuts the faction he teased maybe putting together. MJF VS Jericho, Wardlow VS Hager, the three new guys against Sammy, Santana and Ortiz in whatever fashion, that’d be fun.
The women’s tag was great, and though there were still some timing issues, there weren’t any obvious personal issues with Ivelisse and Thunder Rosa. The singles champions win together, which is fine since it keeps contender lines clear. It really is a mystery about how this partnership of NWA and AEW will continue, but if it can grow stronger, it’ll clearly be great for both companies. And for the time being, it also seems focused in the women’s divisions, which makes sense as the depth and attention to AEW’s is not quite what everyone was expecting. Perhaps having such a deep tag division is taking away from the women’s division? Just curious.
The new main event we got of Moxley and Kingston was amazing, especially considering it wasn’t the original plan. Kingston bringing up their past was brilliant, and these guys really went hard. I like that there was a way for them to bring in Hobbs and Darby since they were clearly here for the original Six Man Tag and didn’t get to do it now. Darby and Starks are having their match next week, but I wonder if things circle back so that Darby, Hobbs and Moxley still get to team together, just against Kingston and the Lucha Brothers for the “go-home” on 10/7. Archer can even interfere in some way to keep Moxley from being the one in the decision and maybe Hobbs takes the loss. There’s ways to still get what was planned in part, I hope AEW can do it.
My Score: 9.3/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (1/26/21)
It’s a Dark Walk-Off tonight!
AEW turns Dark back up to SIXTEEN!
Dark is big, strong, and stylish! Will “Pretty” Peter Avalon win the very first Walk Off, a contest of his own creation? Or will Big Shotty shoot him down?
- Miro w/ Kip Sabian, Penelope Ford & “Charles” Taylor VS Fuego Del Sol; Miro wins.
- Jurassic Express VS Lee Johnson & Aaron Solow; Jurassic Express wins.
- Tag Team Career on the Line: SoCal Uncensored VS Team TNT; SCU wins remains a tag team.
- The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny VS M’Badu & KC Navarro; The Butcher & The Blade win.
- Rey Fenix VS Baron Black; Fenix wins.
- Shanna VS KiLynn King; Shanna wins.
- Britt Baker w/ Reba VS Brooke Havok; Baker wins.
- Abadon VS Vertvixen; Abadon wins.
- The Walk Off: “Pretty” Peter Avalon VS Lee Johnson, Guest Judges: Brandi Rhodes, Jerry Lynn, and Aubrey Edwards; Johnson wins.
- Santana & Ortiz VS Ryzin & Mike Verna; Santana & Ortiz win.
- Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay & Negative One VS Davienne; wins.
- Preston Vance w/ Alan Angels & Negative One VS Ray Jaz; wins.
- Red Velvet VS Madi Wrenkowski; wins.
- Sean Maluta VS Danny Limelight; wins.
- Ivelisse w/ Diamante VS Jazmin Allure; wins.
- “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Hook VS Jake St. Patrick; wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Miro w/ Kip Sabian, Penelope Ford & “Charles” Taylor VS Fuego Del Sol!
The Best Man and the Superbad super couple still have their Kentucky Butler for a few more weeks, so they’re going to milk this for all it’s worth! Will “Charles” be of help against the Fire of the Sun?
The bell rings and Miro circles with Fuego. They approach, Fuego avoids the roundhouse to kick back! Miro doesn’t flinch, he and Fuego circle but Fuego kicks away on the leg! Miro grabs Fuego, whips but Fuego kicks back! Miro blocks the kick, flips Fuego and CLOBBERS him! Fans rally as Miro runs and drops an elbow! Miro drags Fuego up to ROUNDHOUSE him down! Miro gets the fans fired up but he wants Charles to applaud, too. Charles applauds reluctantly, then Miro drags Fuego up to run. Fuego dropkicks a leg out! Miro hobbles, Fuego flounders but Miro drags him up, only for Fuego to dropkick the leg again! MULE KICK!
Fuego fires up and runs to tilt-o-whirl but Miro throws him away. Fuego dodges the clothesline but the rana is blocked! Miro brings Fuego up to a fireman’s carry and a BIG Samoan Drop! Miro powers up, stomps around, and hits the BEST KICK! Fuego flounders but Miro isn’t done there, because it’s GAME! OVER~! Fuego taps out to the extra deep camel clutch, Miro wins!
Winner: Miro, by submission
Miro demands his butler brush Fuego out of the ring and Charles does gently, but then Miro kicks Fuego the rest of the way. Charles is made to raise Miro’s hand in victory, but will he be able to stomach this all the way until February 3rd?
Jurassic Express VS Lee Johnson & Aaron Solow!
The classic combination of Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy are building momentum in the tag team division! Will they steamroll through Big Shotty and The Extra Talented to rise up the ranks?
The teams sort out and JB starts against Johnson. Fans rally up as the two circle, tie up, and JB headlocks. Johnson wrenches out, JB rolls and pushes Johnson to ropes, but Johnson runs JB over! Things speed up, JB leaps over and comes back to run Johnson over! JB keeps moving, Johnson dodges, double dropkicks cancel out and both men handspring up. They shake hands to show respect, then Johnson tags out to Solow. JB and Solow tie up, Solow waistlocks but JB pries free to switch. Solow bucks off the roll, JB dodges to huricanrana! JB arm-drags Solow to an armlock and holds him down. Solow gets up, JB tags Luchasaurus but Solow reverses the whip.
JB dodges the clothesline and Luchasaurus BOOTS Solow! Luchasaurus puts Solow in the corner, Solow dodges and tags in Johnson! Luchasaurus CHOPS Solow, puts Johnson in a corner but Johnson boots back! Luchasaurus doesn’t flinch, so Johnson dodges and runs to kick back! Luchasaurus shakes his head, Johnson dodges and runs again, but leaps into Luchasaurus’ arms for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Luchasaurus keeps close on Johnson, drags him up and tags in JB. Jurassic Express coordinates, scoop slam and knee-board senton! Cover, TWO! JB keeps his cool, wraps a chinlock on Johnson, but Johnson fights up.
Johnson powers JB to the corner, tags in Solow, then powers out of the headlock. Solow scoops JB, Johnson runs in, back suplex neckbreaker combo! Cover, TWO! Solow stomps JB, drags him up and throws hands. Fans rally, Solow stomps JB to the corner and tags in Johnson. Johnson stomps JB, suplexes then covers, TWO! Johnson keeps on JB but JB hits back, Johnson CLUBS him! Tag to Solow, Solow stomps JB, then scoop slams him down. Solow runs to drop a knee! Cover, TWO! Solow drags JB up, JB hits back but Solow CLUBS him. Tag to Johnson, double whip and double elbows! Johnson covers, TWO! Fans rally up as Johnson brings JB up and tags to Solow.
Solow whips Johnson in but JB boots him! JB dodges Solow to send him into buckles, Johnson gets JB and whips him to ropes, but JB rebound LARIATS! Both men are down and fans fire up, hot tag to Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus KNEES Solow, boots and clotheslines Johnson then TOSSES him! Luchasaurus puts Solow in a corner for fast hands and a GERMAN SUPLEX! Luchasaurus kips up, runs in at Johnson, but Johnson dumps him out! Luchasaurus drags Johnson out to a wheelbarrow and swing into the railing! Marko Stunt laughs at Johnson while Luchasaurus gets in the ring. Solow is after Luchasaurus but Luchasaurus pushes him away to then BOOT him!
Luchasaurus swings, Solow dodges and runs, into a pop-up KNEE! Choke grip, JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! Standing moonsault! Cover, Johnson breaks it?! Big Shotty saves this at the last second but Luchasaurus throws him out. Tag to JB, but Johnson trips him up! Luchasaurus choke grips Johnson, brings him in, and then gets Solow in a choke grip, too! But Solow and Johnson slip out of the slams to double RAM Luchasaurus into a corner! Johnson hurries out to fetch JB and put him back in the ring. Solow drags JB up, but JB cradle counters! TWO, JB kicks low and suplexes, but Solow slips out. Johnson tags in, JB dodges him to uppercut Solow!
JB ROCKS Johnson, Solow BOOTS JB, Johnson BOMBS JB into Solow’s knees! ROLLING DEATH VALLEY and FLYING STOMPS! Cover, TWO!! JB survives but Shotty and Solow aren’t giving up yet! Fans rally up, Solow and Johnson bring JB up but JB escapes the suplex! Luchasaurus is in, HEADBUTT to Solow! JB full nelsons Johnson, TAIL WHIP to FACEBUSTER! Jurassic Express drags Solow back, SNARE TRAP! Solow taps, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
The boy and his dinosaur are rolling, but JB will be 1v1 with Dax Harwood for Dynamite! Will Dax being out of his comfort zone give Jungle Jack Perry the advantage?
Tag Team Career on the Line: SoCal Uncensored VS Team TNT!
Frankie Kazarian & Christopher Daniels are still on their tag title or bust journey! If they lose, they’re done! Will Terrell and Terrence Hughes blow SCU apart?
The teams sort out and the Heavy Metal Rebel starts with Terrell. They tie up, go around, and Kaz gets a waistlock then a drop toehold. Kaz shifts to a headlock, Terrell fights up, and Terrell tries to power out but Kaz holds on tight. Terrell fights back up, throws body shots, and back suplexes, only for Kaz to land on his feet. Kaz CHOPS Terrell, whips, but Terrell reverses. Kaz goes up and over, runs to duck and dodge, then blocks a hip toss to give a hip toss! Kaz keeps on the arm but Terrell endures. Terrell fights up, Kaz tags Daniels, and SCU crisscross Terrell, wrench him down, kick, clothesline and double stomp!
Daniels drags Terrell back up, bumps him off buckles, then elbows him in the back. Daniels whips Terrell to ropes but Terrell dodges then fakes out the calf kick! Tag to Terrence and he CLOBBERS Daniels! Daniels goes to a corner but Terrence rams his shoulder in. Terrence whips Daniels corner to corner, runs in but Daniels BOOTS back! Daniels feeds Terrence to Kaz’s boots then tags Kaz in. SCU double whips, body shot and rolling neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Kaz keeps his cool, brings Terrence up and CHOPS him to a corner! Kaz brings Terrence up to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Kaz drags Terrence up, puts him in the corner and tags in Daniels.
SCU whips Terrence out then into the corner, gamangiri to atomic drop! Daniels goes up, springboard crossbody and leg sweep combo! Cover, TWO! Daniels grows annoyed but he CHOPS Terrence down again. Daniels clubs Terrence, whips him to ropes, but Terrence reverses. Daniels dodges and crossbodies but into Terrence’s arms! For a POWERSLAM! Terrence’s arms hold him back but he tags Terrell in. Terrell throws haymakers, rams his shoulders into Daniels at a corner, then CHOPS him! Daniels is stinging but Terrell stands him up to CHOP again! Terrell TOSSES Daniels, covers, TWO! Terrell grows frustrated now as he drags Daniels up.
Tag to Terrence, Team TNT whips Daniels in, then Terrell whips Terrence in for a shoulder ram! Terrell adds a forearm smash, then Team TNT double Japanese arm-drags Daniels! Cover, TWO! Terrence brings Daniels up, OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Cover, TWO! Terrence drags Daniels up, tags Terrell back in, and then Terrence scoop slams Daniels. Terrell uses Terrence as a weapon, ROLLING DEATH VALLEY onto Daniels! Cover, TWO! Tag to Terrence, Team TNT coordinate to drop ax handles on Daniels’ arm! Terrence drags Daniels up to ROCK with haymakers! Terrence suplexes but Daniels cradle counters, TWO! Daniels catches Terrence for an EXPLODER!
Both men are down and fans fire up! Daniels and Terrence crawl, hot tags to Terrell and Kaz! Kaz rallies on Terrell then whips, but Terrell reverses, only for Kaz to forearm! Kaz mule kicks and CLOBBERS Terrence, then scoops Terrell for a slam! Kaz springboards for the LEG DROP! Fans fire up as Kaz brings Terrell over. Tag to Daniels, SCU double whips to double hip toss into the POWREBOMB NECKBREAKER! Cover, Terrence breaks it! Team TNT regroups, Kaz tags in but so does Terrence. Kaz ROCKS Terrence but Terrence ROCKS Kaz back! Kaz ROCKS Terrence again, then ducks the haymaker, but Terrence bucks the O’Conner roll while Terrell tags in!
Team TNT coordinates, FLYING LEG DROP SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Kaz survives but Terrence tags back in. Team TNT mugs Kaz in the corner, the ref counts but Daniels gets in to throw hands. Terrell rocks Daniels back, Terrence keeps on Kaz! Team TNT coordinates, they whip SCU at each other, but Daniels reverses, only for Terrell to send Kaz into him after all! But Daniels disrupts the 3D with an STO! Kaz sunset flips Terrell, Terrell stays up but Kaz avoids the punch! Daniels BOOTS Terrell, Kaz gut wrenches, BEST MELTZER EVER!! Cover, SCU wins!
Winners: SoCal Uncensored, by pinfall (still a tag team)
And the journey continues! The Addiction hasn’t lost so they aren’t calling it quits! Will this motivation help them make it all the way to the AEW World Tag Team Championships?
The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny VS M’Badu & KC Navarro!
Eddie Kingston’s Fam have been working to get up the tag team ranks, though Death Triangle and Lance Archer have been after them. Will Butcher and Blade be caught off guard while having to watch their backs?
The teams sort out and Blade goes right after Navarro! M’Badu protests but the ref keeps him back as Blade stomps Navarro to the ropes. Blade brings Navarro up to whip and CLOBBER him! Now the jacket comes off, and Bunny Allie distracts the ref with her high pitch squealing as Blade uses the jacket to CHOKE Navarro! Blade drags Navarro up to scoop, then he tags in Butcher. They combine for the leg drop sidewalk slam! Butcher drags Navarro up, pump handles and scoops for a BACKBREAKER! And then a SLAM! Navarro flounders out of the ring but now Butcher distracts the ref so Allie can go after Navarro!
The Bunny is rabid but she laughs as she frolics away and Blade puts Navarro in. Butcher drags Navarro up and bumps him off buckles to then tag in Blade. They double headbutt Navarro, and then do it again! Blade digs his knee into Navarro’s face, Bunny mocks his pain, and Butcher drags Navarro up. Butcher tags in, he and Blade coordinate, POWERBOMB SLAM! Cover, M’Badu breaks it! Bunny protests but Butcher tosses Navarro over. M’Badu tags in, circles with Butcher as fans rally up, but Butcher powers M’Badu back to a corner. Butcher CHOPS, forearms, repeat! Butcher whips corner to corner, M’Badu reverses and hits a BIG splash!
M’Badu throws hands now, fires up, then runs corner to corner for another big splash! M’Badu scoops, Butcher slips out to kick and CLOBBER him! Tag to Blade, they drag M’Badu up, suplex to POWERBOMB NECKBREAKER! Cover, Butcher & Blade win!
Winners: The Butcher & The Blade, by pinfall
Another team was put on the chopping block and they got cut to pieces! Will Kingston’s family continue to carve a path of destruction right to the top of the tag division?
Rey Fenix VS Baron Black!
Speaking of Death Triangle, the Firebird is staying sharp as he flies solo! Will Fenix burn up the #EmpBruh on his way to Beach Break?
The bell rings, fans rally up as Fenix and Baron circle. The two tie up, Fenix wrenches, then wrenches again, but Baron wrenches out to wristlock. Fenix rolls under to get a trip up and cover, TWO! Baron has the cover, ONE! Fenix is after a leg but Baron gets the ropebreak. The ref counts and fans cheer as the two get up. Fenix and Baron stare down before they circle again. They tie up with knuckle locks, Fenix hits low then wrenches to a wristlock. Fenix steps over, ties Baron up in a cobra twist, but Baron hip tosses free! Fenix lands on his feet, Baron gets around to roll him up, TWO! Fenix kips up and there’s another standoff!
Fenix offers a handshake but Baron leaves him hanging. Baron gives a push, Fenix pushes back. Baron offers the handshake now, but Fenix takes it, only for Baron to SLAP him! Fenix snarls and swings, but Baron dodges to CHOP! Baron fires up but Fenix CHOPS him back! Baron puts Fenix in a corner but Fenix BOOTS back! Fenix goes up, up, but into an ATOMIC DROP to an EXPLODER! Cover, ONE!! Fenix hurries out of the ring but Baron pursues. Baron drags Fenix up and POSTS him! Fans jeer as Baron drags Fenix up and puts him in the ring. Fans rally up, Baron stalks Fenix but Fenix kicks from the mat. Baron stomps Fenix, grabs at legs but Fenix kicks back!
Fenix kicks more but Baron CHOPS! Fenix kicks, kicks and KICKS! Baron hobbles up, Fenix kicks again but into a DRAGON SCREW! And a HALF CRAB! Baron gets both legs, shifts to a BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Fenix endures, pops out, covers, TWO! Baron gets up fast but Fenix CHOPS him again! Fenix puts Baron in a corner, ROCKS him with a forearm then CHOPS him again! Fenix wrenches, whips but Baron reverses HARD! And then whips HARD the other way! And the other way again! Atomic Drop to BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up for Fenix as he survives and crawls to a corner. Baron keeps his cool and walks over, blocks the kicks, and he yanks Fenix up into a bomb lift!
Fenix fights out, CHOPS and CHOPS, then runs, only to be thrown to the ramp! Fenix rolls back to his feet, ROCKS Baron back, then springboard SOBATS! Fans fire up as Fenix builds speed, dodges, tiger feint to HEEL KICK! Baron is dazed, Fenix aims from a corner, Fenix runs in to go up, around, but Baron throws him over! Fenix gets a leg, drags Baron down and hooks the legs up, MUDA LOCK! Baron endures as Fenix bends him way back! Baron crawls, reaches, and gets the ropebreak! Fenix lets go but follows Baron to a corner. Fenix CHOPS again, and CHOPS again, and CHOPS again! Baron CHOPS, CHOPS, and CHOPS!
Fenix staggers, Baron brings down the straps but the CHOPS keep flying back and forth! Faster and faster, Fenix gets the edge, but Baron dodges then follows to get around, SNAP GERMAN! Baron drags Fenix up to a POWERBOMB! High stack cover, TWO!! Baron has the legs, ties the legs up, CLOVERLEAF! Fenix endures, crawls, hits Baron’s legs, then turns over to get Baron’s arms! Baron lifts but Fenix goes up and over to sunset flip, TWO! Baron runs into a SUPERKICK! Fenix goes up top to moonsault! Baron moves but Fenix just somersaults back into a CUTTER! Cover, TWO!? Fenix drags Baron up, fireman’s carry, FIRE THUNDER DRIVER!! Cover, Fenix wins!
Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall
Baron Black brought his game to a new level, but it still wasn’t enough to extinguish the Firebird! Will Fenix be on fire going towards the Beach Break trios main event?
Shanna VS KiLynn King!
Portugal’s Perfect Athlete is building power and rising up the ranks, but she still has a long way to go before the top. Will she be able to trump the would-be King?
The bell rings and Shanna circles with King. They tie up as fans rally and go around. Shanna arm-drags King down, King gets up and breaks free, and the two circle again. They tie up again, King puts Shanna on ropes then whips but Shanna handsprings! Shanna slips around to arm-drag and arm-drag! Shanna runs to huricanrana then enziguri! Cover, TWO! Shanna keeps focus on King, throws forearms at the ropes, then whips her to ropes. King reverses, Shanna becomes Spider-Woman! King runs in but Shanna drops and King tumbles out of the ring! Shanna builds speed but King trips her up to drag her out! King goes to bump Shanna off apron but Shanna does it first!
Shanna spins King around on the apron to hit a ROLLING ELBOW! Shanna gets in but King body shots and forearms! King keeps Shanna in the ropes to then swing and HOTSHOT her! Cover, TWO! King grows frustrated and she drags Shanna up to buckle bump her. King CHOPS, CHOPS and stomps Shanna down! The ref counts, King stops, but then King rolls and runs to METEORA! King drags Shanna to a cover, TWO! Fans rally up while King keeps her cool, and she drags Shanna into the dragon sleeper! Shanna is fading! Fans rally up, Shanna gets a second wind and throws knees!
King CLUBS Shanna, inverted suplex, but Shanna slips around to a sleeper hold! It’s a standing dragon sleeper! King RAMS Shanna into buckles and is free. King runs back in but Shanna dodges and King hits buckles! Shanna CHOPS, CLUBS and fires off on King! Shanna rolls, runs and ROCKS King with another forearm! Shanna keeps moving and hits a LEAPING LARIAT, to a STUNNER! Cover, TWO!! King survives and Shanna is shocked! Shanna fires up and fans rally behind her. Shanna brings King up but King ROCKS her back! King throws more forearms, whips her to a corner, but Shanna reverses. King ROUNDHOUSES back, then slips out to the apron.
King fires up, climbs up, but Shanna SHORYUKENS! Shanna spins King around into a Tree of Woe and KICKS her in the back! Shanna climbs, King sits up, WOE STOMPS! Shanna powers up, runs and BASEMENT DROPKICKS at the ropes! TIGER SUPLEX! Bridging cover, Shanna wins!
Winner: Shanna, by pinfall
Shanna’s power levels are rising even higher now! But will she be OVER 9000 as she heads after the top rankings?
Britt Baker w/ Reba VS Brooke Havok!
The Doctor is in, and finally back in the ring! She has to be sharp if she’s going to take on Thunder Rosa at Beach Break! Will Britt break in Brooke Havok as she debuts in AEW?
The bell rings and Britt doesn’t even take Brooke that seriously as they circle. They tie up, and Britt throws Brooke down hard! Brooke checks her teeth but Britt just brushes herself off. Britt drags Brooke up but Brooke shoves Britt away. They circle again, tie up, and Britt wrenches an arm to a wristlock. Fans rally, Britt hammerlocks then headlocks then hits the takeover. Brooke headscissors but Britt shakes that off to keep on the head. Brooke fights up, pries free and then gets a headlock of her own. Brooke throws Britt but Britt gets the headscissors! Britt squeezes tight, Brooke tires to get free but Britt uses leverage to crank on the head.
Brooke moves around, Britt counters that to a grounded suplex, and gets up to suplex again! One and a half amigas, basically. Britt blows a kiss to the camera and Rebel’s cohost laugh returns. Britt drags Brooke back up, but Brooke throws a forearm! And then SLAPS Britt! Britt storms over, Brooke dodges and whips but Britt reverses, only for Brooke to tilt-o-whirl headscissors and dropkick! Britt wobbles as Brooke goes up top but Britt hits ropes to trip her up! Britt then YANKS Brooke off the ropes, stomps away on the legs, and steps through for an ANKLE LOCK! Britt keeps the leg trapped before she gives Brooke the SURFBOARD STOMP!
Rebel gives Britt the medical glove, Britt clamps onto Brooke, for the LOCKJAW!! Brooke taps, Britt wins!
Winner: Britt Baker, by submission
The Role Model gives Brooke her very first loss in pro-wrestling, because this was Brooke’s very first match ever! Will Brooke learn a lot from this debut?
Santana and Ortiz speak.
“It’s the time of year where it’s the popular type of trend to say ‘New year, new me.'” But the fact is, Santana and Ortiz have had their eyes on the prize the entire time. For all those teams who have been asleep, wake up and smell the coffee. It’s their time to eat. This is fair warning, so beware.
Abadon VS Vertvixen!
The Living Dead Girl is back! And though she isn’t AEW Women’s Champion, the chase is never over! Will Abadon haunt Vertvixen’s nightmares as she chases a golden dream?
The bell rings and Abadon goes right after Vert! Vert manages to get away as the ref reprimand Abadon, but Abadon runs in to RAM Vert in the corner! And again and again! Abadon lets off to then hit a METEORA! Vert flounders around, Abadon drags Vert up but Vert jawbreakers! Abadon wobbles but stays up to stare at her with those soulless eyes. Vert hits a forearm but Abadon BACK HANDS her! Abadon whips Vert but Vert hits back with forearms! Abadon clinches and knees Vert over and over! Abadon whips, Vert sunset flips but Abadon punches right out! Abadon sits Vert up to STOMP her down!
The ref is too scared to reprimand, but Abadon drags Vert up by her hair. Abadon CLUBS Vert, and again, and again! Fans rally but Abadon whips Vert. Vert stops herself to BOOT back! Vert runs in, into a FISHERMAN EXPLODER! Abadon sits up and dribbles Vert off the mat over and over! The ref tries to reprimand but Abadon scares him more. Abadon drags Vert up, reels her in to a Gory Bomb, for the CEMETERY DRIVE!! Cover, Abadon wins!
Winner: Abadon, by pinfall
Vert ended up with more than a chill up her spine, and Abadon continues to creep her way up the ranks. Will Abadon return to the title picture to haunt Hikaru Shida all over again?
The Walk Off: “Pretty” Peter Avalon VS Lee Johnson, Guest Judges: Brandi Rhodes, Jerry Lynn, and Aubrey Edwards!
The Pageant Provocation has taken a new form! Avalon challenged Big Shotty to this contest of style and grace, but will he end up the one losing?
The judges are already on stage as Justin Roberts introduces the concept’s rules. The three “pretty” judges will watch as each man, with one stylish outfit each, will take 10 steps down the runway, pose, then walk back those 10 steps. The winner will be determined by Brandi, Jerry and Aubrey. But then Avalon walks out and wants Justin to let him handle those introductions himself. Obviously we have Brandi Rhodes, who was an international model on magazine covers, and now is a pregnant mother to be. Avalon believes that makes her a MILF: A Mother I’d Like to Forget. Then there’s Aubrey Edwards, AEW’s premier female referee, but wait shouldn’t she be in the Kentucky Derby? And lastly, Jerry F’N Lynn! He’s like Spinal Tap, brings it to an 11, he is beautiful. Avalon’s standards are weird.
But anyway, with Avalon out here, Big Shotty makes his entrance! Despite the loss earlier tonight, Johnson cleans up nice in his suit, slacks and shoes. Johnson will start us off with his 10 step strut on the red carpet. He hits the pose, does a spin even, and then walks back up the red carpet. Fans are on his side, but the judges give their scores. Aubrey has a 9, Brandi has a 9, and Jerry has a 9! All nines across the board, so Avalon will have to get at least one 10 to win.
Avalon takes off the robe to show off his own shining smoking jacket. PPA struts his stuff, stutters a step, but strikes the pose and unbuttons the jacket. Avalon struts his way back, and now for the judges’ scores. Aubrey says a 9, Brandi says a 9. And Jerry says a… Wait, he wants a replay? The production team puts it on the titantron, and yes, Jerry saw it, too! The stutter step! That will have to affect his scoring. Jerry hates to do this, but it’s not a 9, but a 6!! Johnson wins!!
Winner: Lee Johnson
Avalon is furious that he lost his own concept! And then CEZAR BONONI shows up to DECK Johnson!? Avalon likes that! Avalon adds on stomps but Jerry Lynn steps up to defend Johnson! PPA may be a sore loser, but will Big Shotty get payback for that cheap shot?
Santana & Ortiz VS Ryzin & Mike Verna!
Despite being the tag team Chris Jericho brought to AEW, Proud ‘n’ Powerful did NOT win the Inner Circle Triple Threat Tag Challenge! Will they vent their frustrations out on the Priest of Sin and the Real Man of Steel?
The teams sort out, and Verna insists he start. Ryzin reluctantly accepts, and Verna circles with Ortiz. They tie up, Verna headlocks but Ortiz powers out. They ram shoulders, both men stay up so Ortiz dropkicks Verna down! Ortiz baits Verna in, to spin him and hit a backbreaker! Ortiz hits a HALF HATCH, then he runs in at the corner to splash! Tag to Santana, Ortiz whips Santana in for the uppercut! Santana brings Verna up to suplex high and hard! Fans rally as Santana CHOPS Verna! And KICKS him! Santana drags Verna up, tags in Ortiz, and PNP mug Verna on the ropes. They whip, Verna reverses, rocks Santana but Ortiz dodges! Santana fireman’s carries, Ortiz runs in, DEATH VALLEY NECKBREAKER COMBO! Santana DECKS Ryzin while Ortiz covers, PNP wins!!
Winners: Santana & Ortiz, by pinfall
That win was faster than a speeding bullet! But sadly, being the fifth ranked team in AEW doesn’t matter anymore if #Y2MJF is the official team of the Inner Circle. Will Santana and Ortiz take out every other tag team to prove a point to Jericho?
Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay & Negative One VS Davienne!
The Brazilian blackbelt continues to hang out with The Dark Order, but has she officially joined up yet? Can she convince AEW’s new arrival to #JoinDarkOrder?
Preston Vance w/ Alan Angels & Negative One VS Ray Jaz!
Number 10 was just as disappointed as the rest of the Dark Order when Hangman Page chose NOT to #JoinDarkOrder, but you can’t dwell on the past! Will Vance move forward and perhaps even convince his opponent to sign up in Hangman’s place?
Red Velvet VS Madi Wrenkowski!
Things have been bittersweet for Red Velvet lately, but there’s always a chance to rebound! Will Velvet be serving up a fresh L tonight?
Sean Maluta VS Danny Limelight!
The Samoan Dragon and the Boricuan Spider are 1v1 for the first time in AEW! Which bright young star shines brighter in the Dark?
Ivelisse w/ Diamante VS Jazmin Allure!
La Sicaria and the Cuban Diamond have been running strong as a tag team, but it’s back to singles actions for tonight. Will Ivelisse be better than her #TopTier opponent?
“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Hook VS Jake St. Patrick!
Team Taz’s Machine and Absolute are going to take on Darby Allin and Sting in a Tag Team Street Fight at AEW Revolution, but the rest of the team is still pursuing the top spots! Will the Powerhouse pulverize his opponent to prove he’s worthy of the upper ranks?
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (1/20/21)
Who will be THE tag team for The Inner Circle?
AEW celebrates Negative One’s birthday on Dynamite!
AEW celebrates the birthday of Negative One, Brodie Jr, with some BIG tag team matches! And after teaming with them in an 8 Man Tag, will Hangman finally #JoinDarkOrder?
- 8 Man Tag: Hangman Page & The Dark Order VS Chaos Project & The Hybrid2; Hangman & The Dark Order win.
- Cody Rhodes w/ Arn Anderson VS “Pretty” Peter Avalon; Cody wins.
- Jon Moxley VS Nick Comoroto; Moxley wins.
- Six Man Tag: Matt Sydal & Top Flight VS #HardyParty; Hardy Party wins.
- Leyla Hirsch VS Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian, Miro & “Charles” Taylor; Ford wins.
- The Inner Circle Tag Team Challenge: Proud ‘n’ Powerful VS Sammy-Hager VS Y2MJF; Y2MJF wins and becomes the official tag division representatives of The Inner Circle.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Dark Order is here!
It’s a huge birthday bash for Negative One, Brodie Lee Junior! The cake is there, the candles are lit, and fans cheer on, “Happy Birthday!” John Silver says tonight is a very special night and fans cheer in agreement. Firstly, the Dark Order is going to get a new recruit in “a handsome cowboy,” Hangman Page! But second of all, it’s someone’s birthday~! Just looking t this cake is making #JohnnyHungy! But let’s all sing a Happy Birthday to Brodie Junior! A one, a two, a skiddily diddily doo! Happy Birthday to You~! But then Luther and Serpentico crash the party! They don’t care about birthdays! AEW is becoming a DAYCARE CENTER!
Luther tells “Punky Brewster,” if he wants to come out on AEW Dark and talk smack on him and how he looks stupid with the ball on his head…! Fans chant “You Look Stupid!” Well first, Luther’s face is perfectly symmetrical! And second, Negative One has all these halfwits in masks and with their jagged teeth, THEY look stupid! Chaos Project does not like kids, and does not like them! They’re going to RUIN Brodie’s birthday! The Dark Order fires back with fists! But Jack Evans and Angelico hurry out to reinforce their tag partners! Here comes Hangman! Hangman LEAPS off the stage and onto everyone! The Dark Order cheers, but is Hangman really joining up with them?
8 Man Tag: Hangman & The Dark Order VS Chaos Project & The Hybrid2!
The bell rings and Silver stalks Angelico in the ring. Alex Reynolds joins in, they double whip and flapjack EUROUPPER! Cover, but Evans breaks it in time! Silver throws forearms on Evans and hits him so hard, Evans flies out of the ring! But Angelico DECKS Silver, then tags in Luther. They mug Silver, Luther reels Silver in for a butterfly suplex! Cover, ONE! Luther tags Serpentico in, and he is the SNAKEMAN weapon, scoop slam senton! Serpentico staggers up, tags Evans, and then Luther uses Evans as a weapon for another scoop slam senton! Tag to Angelico, and Angelico holds Silver there, for Luther to BULLDOG SPLASH Angelico onto him! Cover, TWO!
Angelico drags Silver up, bumps him off buckles, then tags Serpentico in. Serpentico throws hands on Silver, snapmares and KICKS him! Fans rally as Serpentico fish hooks Silver into a chinlock. Silver endures, the ref reprimands the hooks but Silver fights up to throw body shots. Serpentico throws haymakers back and then has Silver in a corner. Serpentico whips corner to corner and Silver hits buckles. Serpentico runs in but Silver FLAPJACKS him to buckles! Serpentico fixes his head but runs into a BOOT! Tag to Hangman! Hangman rallies on Chaos Project and TH2 with forearms and BOOTS! SPINEBUSTER for Evans!
Fans fire up with Hangman as he runs at Angelico to corner clothesline! Then one for Serpentico, one for Evans, then back to Serpentico. Serpentico SUPERKICKS, but he leaps into an OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Cover, but TH2 breaks it! Now a brawl breaks out again! The Dark Order throws TH2 out, Silver whips Reynolds in at Serpentico but Serpentico tosses him out! Silver runs in, but Serpentico puts him on the apron. Colt Cabana runs in but Serpentico avoids the Flying Apple. Cabana goes up, Hangman ROLLING ELBOWS Serpentico into Cabana’s FLYING ELBOW! Cabana sees Angelico getting in, and suckers him into Hangman’s FALL AWAY SLAM!
Hangman kips up and PLANCHAS but Evans moves! Evans is on the apron, but Hangman avoids his spinning kick! Silver is on the apron now and CANNONBALLS into Evans, to then EuroUpper Angelico against railing! Silver runs at Chaos Project but they dodge, only for Reynolds to FLY in! Direct hit, and the Dark Order set things up for Hangman, SUPER MOONSAULT! Fans are thunderous as Hangman drags Serpentico up and into the ring. Hangman tags Cabana in, Cabana scoop slams Serpentico, and then the Good, the Bad and the Hungy combine in a HUGE backpack SENTON! Cover, TWO!! Serpentico survives but Cabana keeps his focus.
Tag to Reynolds, Cabana goes up and the Beaver Boys hoist Serpentico up. Luther gets in and shoves Cabana down! Serpentico shoves Reynolds into Silver, roll through, SUPERKICK and basement DDT! Evans springboards in with the 450 SPLASH! Cover but Hangman breaks it in time! Evans throws Hangman out, then slingshots after him, into a POWEBOMB onto Angelico in the crowd! Luther drags Cabana up the ramp and to the stage! Oh no, the cake is unguarded! Wait, Negative One runs over and SMACKS Luther with the kendo stick! Luther glares at him, but then Cabana FLAPJACKS Luther onto the cake!
Back in the ring, Reynolds whips Serpentico into the corner, Silver ENZIGURIS, then they unleash the Beaver Boy Blitz! Forearm, enziguri, STUNNER, and Hangman adds the BUCK SHOT to the GERMAN! Bridging and jackknife, Hangman and the Dark Order win!
Winners: Hangman Page & The Dark Order, by pinfall
Luther is furious in the frosting as the Good, the Bad, the Hungy and the BOOM BOOM take the win! And to add on, Negative One says Serpentico tried to ruin the birthday. But that’s not how it works. KENDO STICK SMACK! “My birthday was three days ago, you idiots!” And he throws papers at Chaos Project! But Silver grabs a mic to address business. Hangman is so good and amazing! But also, he’s really handsome and has nice hair. Now, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Will Hangman #JoinDarkOrder? Silver is even on bended knee! Hangman’s answer is…? “I can’t.”
Wait what? No, stop the confetti! He said no! He said no! The Dark Order didn’t hear that until it’s pointed out by Hangman. As fun as all this has been, he tried saying this before but he was put in a tough spot. Hangman’s done the faction thing before, and it didn’t really work out for him. He’s sorry, but he has to decline. The Dark Order doesn’t understand, and now the good mood has been deflated. Will the Dark Order figure out how to get Hangman to change his mind? Or will they have to move on from this rejection and find someone else?
Backstage interview with Chris Jericho and MJF!
Ahead of the Inner Circle Tag Team Challenge, Alex Marvez wants their thoughts. Please stop, your breath is worse than a rat orgy inside a running microwave. But MJF wants to be honest with Jericho. The last thing he wants to see is this match breaking up the Inner Circle. Isn’t Jericho a little worried about that? Jericho is NOT worried. Tonight will be something that brings the group together and stronger than ever before. It is a promise, a pact, a gentlemen’s agreement of sexy hooligans to decide which combination moves forward to go after the AEW World Tag Team Championships!
No matter what happens, they have a deal that they will move on as a unit. Santana & Ortiz VS Sammy & Hager VS Jericho & MJF! And guess who wins tonight, Marvez! Jericho? Exactly, you stupid idiot! MJF agrees with Jericho, this will make the Inner Circle stronger. They are Christopher and Maxwell, they are better than you and you know it, because they are the next AEW World Tag Team Champions! But will that be the case when this is their first outing as a tag team?
AEW returns to Tony Schiavone in the ring!
“It was one week ago in this ring that Darby Allin retained the TNT Championship in a sensational win over Brian Cage of Team Taz!” We also saw Sting show up to help Darby out against Team Taz, too! Sting wants to say something, perhaps congratulate Darby, so here is… STIIIIING~! The snow, the crow, and the icon! And now, the TNT Champion, Darby Allin! The Relentless Face of TNT makes his way out with belt in hand. He joins Schiavone and Sting in the ring and fans cheer. Schiavone hands the mic to Sting and Sting says, “First of all, I want to say that there’s something that reminds me about me in you, and I kinda like it.” Darby is a great wrestler, and Sting wants to be the first to publicly congratulate him as being our TNT Champion.
Second, Sting wants everyone to understand that he wasn’t here to interrupt last week. He just wanted to keep things fair as Darby defended his title. But from somewhere, Taz is on the mic and he’s telling Sting to shut up! Team Taz is on the titantron and Taz says “fair fight, my ass!” Sting had a baseball bat, he storms out during the TNT title match, and he attacks Ricky Starks! Darby, during that match, had his leather belt and tried to hogtie Cage’s legs like he’s some piece of cattle! They fight dirty! They fight street style! Team Taz are “gentlemen.” Taz grew up in the streets, do your homework! These men are street fighters!
Starks speaks and says if we’re talking about street fighters, here’s the thing! Sting and Darby couldn’t see them in the streets! The deal is, Team Taz should take this to the streets! If Darby and Sting want to get nasty, they want to get hardcore, then the ball’s in their court! What you got?! Darby looks to Sting and Sting says something to Darby. Darby takes the mic and says if Team Taz wants to take this to the streets, “be careful what you wish for, because it just might happen.” Will Taz and team regret trying to intimidate these two fearless fighters?
The Elite is having a meeting, but the Young Bucks aren’t part of it?
Alex Marvez tells Matt & Nick Jackson about it, which is weird because this is Kenny Omega’s place. First that eBay collector guy and now this? Well fine, Marvez, come with them to the meeting. The Bucks walks in through the backdoor and Michael Nakazawa is being the greeter? Nakazawa escorts the Bucks into the dining room then into the den. What in the world? Omega has an oil painting of himself and Don Callis as muscular men in denim jeans, and only denim jeans. Omega is one thing but Callis is nowhere NEAR that ripped. Yikes.
But Callis enters first, and says that is a gift for Omega’s birthday. But his birthday’s in October. Well it’s never too early or too late to shop for the God of Pro-Wrestling! Have they not gotten anything for him yet? What kind of friends are you? Just kidding. Oh right, just like how last week, he punked them out on national television with that bait ‘n’ switch! Callis says that it was a choice from production, he meant to tell them but he apologizes for that. Where is Omega? Well Omega is unavailable for today’s meeting. At his own house? Omega is very busy. Too busy to talk to his friends?
Well what number do they have in their phones? Callis had Omega change numbers a couple weeks ago, there are a lot of fans, marks, and “old friends” coming out of the woodwork, blowing up the phone. They didn’t get the memo? Well they don’t need it, they can always come by, he and Omega are always happy to see them. But it’s good that they’re all here so we can clear the air. These three are the ones who love Omega the most, after all. Callis is family, and the Bucks are… old friends. So let’s chat. Marvez, why are you here? Nakazawa, please escort Marvez to the dungeon. What? Not a real dungeon, just the training room Omega uses. And take the cameraman. Not the camera, though, Callis won’t let him shoot any more of Omega’s house. Off to the dungeon with them.
And now they have privacy! The Bucks are good, right? How long have they known Omega? 12 years. Wow, 12 years, a tremendous investment. They need to recognize that. But everyone’s very busy, no time to spend like they used to, so Callis has something he is sure they’ll like. Is he writing them a check? Callis says this will compensate them for their investment in the friendship. They’re just trying to keep contact with the “old crew” to a minimum. Wow, see, this would be a good amount, except the Bucks made that much just last week. Oh, right, the merch! Well here, Callis will add in some. Is this a bribe? No…!
THE AUDACITY to think you can buyout a 12 year FRIENDSHIP…! Callis wasn’t on those 14 hour bus rides in Tokyo! He wasn’t there for the missed birthdays and anniversaries! Where was “Uncle Creepy” Callis? Callis says he was always there. Sorry it’s gone this way, but if you want to talk facts, the Bucks were great friends to Omega, but now they just hold him back! Oh really?! Yes, the hanger-on from the old neighborhood types. Omega is too nice but Callis isn’t.
Y’know, speaking of where this money is coming from, the Bucks used to work at that company Callis is VP of. And so they know these checks are no good. They rip up the checks and Callis accuses them of being bloodsuckers! Oh THEY are the bloodsuckers?! Callis is manipulating Omega! They’re backing Callis up and scaring him a bit, and the camera gets shut off. What is going to happen to The Elite with Callis hanging around?
Cody Rhodes w/ Arn Anderson VS “Pretty” Peter Avalon!
Does the American Nightmare match up with the requirements for the Pageant Provocation? Perhaps, but will Avalon consider giving Cody a pass? Will Avalon’s young win streak be ended his first night back on Dynamite?
The bell rings and Avalon rushes at Cody, but into a dragon sleeper! CROSS RHODES!! Cody would cover, but JADE CARGILL walks out on stage! She is keeping her distance, but Cody isn’t so sure. Avalon runs in and LOW BLOWS Cody during the distraction! Jade likes that and decides to leave now. Avalon kicks at Cody’s legs, stalks Cody around the ring and chop blocks him down! Avalon trips Cody up, stomps him down, and then drags Cody up to throw haymakers! Avalon CHOPS Cody, then CHPOS him again! Cody gets made and CHOPS back! Cody shows haymaker but Avalon protects his face. So Cody drops for the Rhodes Uppercut!
Cody goes to a corner, climbs up, but Avalon hits him first! Avalon throws hands, climbs up, and clubs away. Avalon brings Cody up for a SUPERPLEX! Fans fire up as both men writhe and a standing count begins! Cody goes to the apron and Avalon pursues as fans rally behind him. Avalon hobbles after Cody and kicks a leg, but Cody throws Avalon into the railing! Cody throws haymakers, but hobbles into a throat chop! Avalon CHOPS Cody then puts him in the ring. Cody gets Avalon’s leg but Avalon clubs him. Avalon suplexes and covers, ONE! Avalon stomps Cody then clubs him more. Cody shoves Avalon and double clotheslines collide!
Another standing count begins as both men are down. Fans rally up and duel, Cody drags Avalon up but Avalon rakes the eyes! AEW goes to picture in picture as Avalon puts Cody in a corner.
Avalon CHOPS Cody again, CLUBS him, then stomps the leg. Avalon CLAWS Cody on the back, but Cody CLAWS Avalon on the front! Avalon stomps Cody down, then drops a knee! Avalon has the leg and yanks on it, then stomps and heel hooks it! Cody endures but Avalon turns him over for a Half Crab! Avalon pulls hard but Cody fights his way to the ropebreak! The ref counts, Avalon lets off at 3, and Cody trips Avalon up! Cody gets the leg now, but Avalon kicks him away! Cody staggers, Avalon CHOPS him, then wraps the leg against ropes! The ref counts, Cody elbows Avalon away, then gets to the apron. Avalon is after Cody with a stretch against the ropes!
Avalon lets Cody go to club him again, but Cody ROCKS him with forearms! Cody slingshots to sunset flip, TWO! Avalon CLOBBERS Cody with a clothesline! Avalon looms over Cody, drags him up, and scoops him for a slam! Avalon rains down rights, then scrapes his soles off Cody’s face! Avalon sits Cody up to KICK him, then drops more knees! AEW returns to single picture as Avalon climbs. Avalon MOONSAULTS but FLOPS as Cody moves! Fans fire up and Cody throws forearms. Avalon headlocks, Cody powers out and tries to hurdle but his leg can’t get him up! Cody and Avalon collide, then Avalon throws Cody out hard! Avalon runs and DIVES, and Cody ends up in the crowd!
Avalon drags Cody back into the ring, drags him up by his weight belt, and blows a kiss. Avalon runs, into a CUTTER! Cody fires up and fans fire up with him as he whips Avalon, then follows to rally with forearms and lariats! Cody whips, Avalon reverses but Cody goes up and over to SPINNING POWERSLAM! Cody slaps himself to get back in this, and off comes the weight belt! Free souvenir! Avalon staggers, Cody trips him up and steps through, FIGURE FOUR! Avalon endures, turns things over and puts the pressure onto Cody! Cody turns it back over and Avalon feels the pain, but then Avalon SLAPS Cody! That was a mistake and Cody shows slap, but Avalon taps out just to avoid it!
Winner: Cody Rhodes, by submission
Cody holds on to make Avalon pay for it, but lets him go soon enough. Cargill’s presence almost cost Cody, but the Prince of Pro-Wrestling managed to fight through the pain. Will Cody have to be more careful from now on?
Tully Blanchard knows the rankings just came out. They are NUMBER ONE and that is where they need to be. But now, they need the belts. Those are the bragging rights! But then in barges Jurassic Express! Jungle Boy says he’s sick of this. If FTR is the best- Cash Wheeler says they ARE the best. JB gets heated, but he says the FTR might be the best. Being in there taught JB something about himself. It showed him that he could beat either one of them. FTR laughs at that and Dax Harwood says he shouldn’t be fooled by the “salt ‘n’ pepper.” Dax isn’t some fly-by-night wrassler JB plays with in the ring. Dax will fight him next week, 1v1. He doesn’t need Cash and Tully to win, either.
Oh is that so? Let Dax finish. Then let them all be ringside, but Luchasaurus will make sure no one gets involved. JB and Dax shake on it, but will this really be a gentlemen’s agreement with Tully lurking?
Jon Moxley VS ???
The Maniac is back in action tonight, determined to fight his way back to the AEW World Championship and his revenge on Kenny Omega! Will Moxley show that there’s no stopping him, only delaying the inevitable?
AEW returns and Moxley’s opponent turns out to be the Freak Beast Wrecking Ball, Nick Comoroto! A big opponent for his first match back, but Moxley doesn’t back down from a fight! The bell rings, Comoroto shoves but Moxley headbutts him! Moxley fires off forearms and stomps Comoroto in the corner! Then CHOPS him, and CHOPS him again! And again! Moxley whips corner to corner, Comoroto reverses but Moxley dodges in the corner to clothesline! Moxley keeps moving, but leaps into Comoroto’s arms and a POWERSLAM! Comoroto drags Moxley up to elbow him to a corner, then stomps him in return! Comoroto digs his knee in but lets up at 4.
Comoroto whips Moxley corner to corner, then hits a big back elbow! Comoroto scoops Moxley for a BACKBREAKER! Moxley sits up but Comoroto drags him up for another BACKBREAKER, and makes it a bend across his knee! Moxley endures, pries the fingers and bends them back! Comoroto lets go to clutch his hand, and Moxley BITES Comoroto’s forehead! Comoroto knees low, scoops Moxley but Moxley slips out to throw forearms! Comoroto throws them back but Moxley knees then runs, but into an USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up as Moxley goes to a corner. Comoroto runs corner to corner, but only gets buckles!
Moxley and Comoroto are both down but fans rally up! Moxley is up first, and KICKS away on Comoroto’s chest! Again and again, then he reels Comoroto in for a suplex. Comoroto is too big, he shoves Moxley away but Moxley gets around to waistlock, shove and GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Moxley runs, but Comoroto withstands the lariat! Comoroto fireman’s carries but Moxley slips around to SLEEPER HOLD! Comoroto falls, he is OUT! Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
The big man gave Moxley a big fight, but Moxley wouldn’t have it any other way! Moxley gets the mic and points to the fans before saying, “Now, anything can happen on Wednesdays on AEW Dynamite. And things are getting crazy~ around here, I can’t keep track of everything.” Moxley can’t tell who is in Bullet Club, The Elite, who’s from Impact or whatever, but that doesn’t matter. Omega thought he would bring his frat brothers to AEW and they’d watch his back. “Kenny, all’s you did was make it more fun. All you did was make it more interesting. More bodies, bigger brawls, more blood, more violence. More necks to break, more limbs to snap, I love this!”
The bigger the mountain, the sweeter it is at the top! Moxley will climb back up because you can bring the whole city of Nashville to Jacksonville, you can bring up whoever from Mexico or Japan, it remains the same. “All roads in professional wrestling lead through ME!!” Has Moxley just declared war not only on The Cleaner, but all the promotions willing to play ball with AEW?
Backstage interview with Eddie Kingston and The Fam.
For the first time ever, next week on Dynamite, Kingston will face Lance Archer 1v1 in the ring. How does he prepare for someone like Archer, or anyone he’s never faced before? Kingston doesn’t prepare, he just fights. And Kingston has been having a really hard time lately. PAC beat Kingston but Kingston is moving on to Archer. Kingston has to move on. But then Archer comes in, and Jake the Snake barely keeps him back! Archer says Pac beat Kingston, but Archer will end him! Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, a very simple concept. Kingston says he can go on with his poetry, but Archer says all Kingston ever does is shout. If Kingston wants to shut Archer up, do it in the ring! Kingston says it’s 1v1! Then he tells Jake to keep his boy under control.
Jake says Kingston’s one to talk, with his little baby chicken shit family. If Kingston wants to do something, do it face to face without his little butt kissers ringside! Deal! A true 1v1 match is coming, will the Mad King be able to stand after facing the Murderhawk Monster?
AEW returns as Kenny Omega arrives.
Alex Marvez is there waiting and asks Omega about his thoughts on what we saw at the beach. Omega wasn’t at the beach, so no comment. Well, AEW Media was with The Young Bucks and Don Callis at Omega’s house. They were at his house? Is nothing sacred? Get out of his way! Omega finds Callis in the locker room and shows off his new outfit. Whoa, what happened to Callis? Oh, the glasses? No, what’s under the glasses. Callis says Omega shouldn’t get upset, Callis had a “little accident” earlier. It’s not as bad as it looks. Who did that? No, it’s not about- Ow, don’t touch. Callis says this is not what he wants for Omega, Omega can’t lose focus right now.
Omega keeps asking but Callis says it’s fine. Nick & Matt- Uh oh. Omega can’t believe the Bucks did this. Marvez asks if Callis is saying the Bucks did that to him. What is he doing in here? Go away! Is there no privacy here? Omega still wants answers on what happened! We know that the camera went off, but did the Bucks really assault Callis?
Six Man Tag: Matt Sydal & Top Flight VS #HardyParty!
One of the best high flyers ever teams up with the coldest tag team in the game for an incredible combination! But manager “Big Money” Matt teams with his guys in Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy! Will Hardy and Private Party make their partnership worth their one-sided deal?
The trios sort out and Dante Martin starts against Quen. They circle, and Dante offers a handshake. Hardy doesn’t want Quen to take it but Quen says it’s fine, and they shake hands. Quen and Dante circle, tie up, and Quen arm-drags Dante but Dante arm-drags back. Quen blocks the hip toss to knee low and cartwheel, but Dante slips free to run and roll off the back, then dropkick Quen down! Darius gets in as Kassidy does and dropkicks him down! Hardy rushes in but into DOUBLE DROPKICKS! Fans fire up with Top Flight as Dante tags Sydal in. They focus on Quen with double CHOPS, and then a whip. Sydal and Top Flight pull off a TRIPLE HURDLE, then a pass to a WINDMILL KICK!
Dante gets a boost from Darius, they rebound off ropes and Dante flips Darius onto Sydal! Darius flips back but he’s not legal, Sydal has to cover. So Sydal adds a STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Quen hurries away and Hardy tells him to get serious here. Quen takes off his jacket and throws it at Sydal! Quen then fires off on Sydal, and tags in Kassidy. Kassidy sucker punches Top Flight then mugs Sydal with Quen! Private Party double forearm, kick and run, but Top Flight gets in and slides with Sydal to TRIPLE ROLLING TAKEDOWN, into a TRIPLE CRAB! Hardy is furious but the ref counts and Top Flight lets off their parts. Hardy gets in and DECKS Sydal!
Kassidy runs at Sydal at the ropes but Sydal pops him up! Kassidy holds ropes, tags Quen, and then headscissors Sydal into Quen’s ROUNDHOUSE! Springboard SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Quen clubs away on Sydal, then stomps him down! Quen brings Sydal up, bumps him off buckles, then tags in Kassidy. Private Party mugs Sydal as AEW goes picture in picture.
Hardy sneaks in a shot before Kassidy CHOPS Sydal, but Sydal CHOPS back Kassidy kicks low, pushes Sydal down and stomps him in the corner! Tag to Hardy, Kassidy digs his boots in, then Hardy does the same. The ref counts, Hardy lets off at 4, then RAMS into Sydal! And again! And again! Hardy brings Sydal up, scoops him, and LAWN DARTS him on the buckles! Cover, TWO! Hardy keeps on Sydal and ROCKS him with a right! Hardy whips, and catches Sydal to a sleeper! Sydal flails, reaches, but Hardy keeps him from the corner. Sydal fights up with body shots and breaks free with a jawbreaker! Hardy still grabs Sydal to drag him back to the corner.
Tag to Quen, Hardy Party mugs Sydal, and Quen bumps Sydal off buckles. Quen stomps Sydal then drags him up in a facelock. Sydal fights his way towards his corner but Quen pushes him back the other way. Tag to Kassidy and Private Party mugs Sydal more. Kassidy drags Sydal up and rams elbows into him! Tag to Quen, Kassidy CHOPS Sydal, then is the step stool for Quen to launch into a splash! Quen is the step now, Kassidy runs in, PARTY in Motion! Hardy tags in and clotheslines Sydal down! Hardy taunts Sydal and slaps him around, but Sydal KICKS back! And CHOPS! AEW returns to single picture as Sydal CHOPS Hardy more!
Hardy pokes Sydal in the eye! Then tags in Kassidy, and they mug Sydal more. Kassidy snapmares Sydal and wraps on a chinlock. Fans rally as Sydal endures, but Kassidy keeps Sydal away from ropes. Kassidy grinds Sydal down but Sydal fights up. Kassidy shifts to a facelock then tags in Quen. Private Party double suplex Sydal, but Sydal slips out! Sydal DECKS Hardy, and DOUBLE RANAS Private Party! Hot tag to Darius! Darius DECKS Kassidy, uppercuts Quen, goes up and over and sends Kassidy into Quen, then comes back to ENZIGURI Quen down! Darius waistlocks Kassidy, Kassidy standing switches but Darius elbows out!
Darius runs, gets around Kassidy and whips him into a STANDIN GSPANISH FLY! Hardy kicks low but no Twist! Dante ROCKS Hardy and dumps him out! Darius builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit sends Hardy hard into railing! Darius goes back to the ring to tag in Dante, but Kassidy kicks back. Kassidy whips Darius but Darius reverses! Quen is there for Kassidy to roll back on, Silly String catches Darius but Dante is there to dropkick Quen down! Kassidy is caught for a LEAP FROG ATTACK! O’Conner roll and bridge, TWO!! Dante keeps his cool, drags Kassidy up, and he tags in Darius.
Top Flight mugs Kassidy, back suplex but Kassidy lands on his feet. Dante has Kassidy but Kassidy turns waistlock into wheelbarrow that sends Dante into Darius! Tag to Hardy, and Hardy grabs Dante. Dante fights out of Side Effect, but Darius wings into the SIDE EFFECT! Sydal tags in and goes up, Dante walks into a SIDE EFFECT! Sydal leaps but into a SIDE EFFECT!! Hardy has all three down to triple cover, TWO!! Tag to Quen and Quen boots Sydal! Quen says he sees the third eye and does a dance to PELE Sydal right in it! Cover, TWO! Quen drags Sydal up but Sydal ROUNDHOUSES! Tag to Dante, and Top Flight blasts Hardy Party!
Top Flight whip Sydal in at Quen for a big back elbow! Darius runs in to clothesline, then they put Quen up for Dante to FLIPPING DRAGON RANA! Cover, Hardy Party breaks it in time! Darius DECKS Hardy, Sydal throws Kassidy out and Top Flight focuses on Quen. They put Quen up top, climb up together, but Hardy shoves Darius down hard! The ref and Hardy argue, Kassidy has a chair and he JAMS Dante in the ribs! Dante is down, Quen and Kassidy realize what they’ve done, and like it! Quen hits a SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! Cover, Hardy Party wins!
Winners: Hardy Party, by pinfall
Quen and Kassidy are buying into Big Money Matt’s “by any means necessary” policy! After all, they are #1 contenders to the Impact World Tag Team Championships. Darius and Sydal get in their face about it, though, and Hardy gives the nod. Private Party beats down Darius and Sydal! They hammer away on Sydal and drive knees into Darius, and then feed Darius to a TWIST OF FATE! Sydal gets a TWIST OF FATE, too! Will this new edge be what makes Private Party into champions?
MJF and Wardlow check with The Inner Circle.
MJF tells the cameraman to keep his distance before he and Wardlow walk in. “Oh, the bearer of bad news~!” Ortiz takes a guess: MJF wants the rest of them to be ringside when he and Jericho go after the tag titles, right? No, no, but MJF does get the hostility. Take it from him, if it were up to him, he isn’t so sure this match would be happening. Surely they all feel the same way. But, Chris is the leader, and as such, what he says goes. Sammy Guevara says if he had things his way, a lot of this wouldn’t be happening.
Hager and the others keep Sammy back but MJF says they’ve been doing this for months. MJF loves Hager, Santana and Ortiz, and even Sammy. They’re family, and they have to be family in order to succeed. Now, MJF respects Sammy because Sammy isn’t afraid to speak his mind. But can Sammy just understand that MJF isn’t some sociopath. MJF wants what’s best for the group, and so do they. So let’s all just go out there, have this match, and settle it. Everyone else fist bumps with MJF, but not Sammy. They’re not there yet. That’s fine. MJF says he’ll see them all out there, but is Sammy onto something?
Leyla Hirsch VS Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian, Miro & “Charles” Taylor!
#LEGIT is back in action, and up against the Superbad Bride-to-be! Freshly Squeezed, Orange Cassidy, can only watch from the crowd as his best friend is forced to be the BUTLER to the Best Man and the Superbad super couple. The suffering of “Charles” aside, will Ford at least be in a good mood with a win?
The bell rings, Ford and Hirsch circle, tie up, and go around. They break, and Hirsch smirks as she and Ford circle again. They tie up, Hirsch gets a waistlock but Ford switches. Hirsch hooks a leg to bring Ford down and then drags Ford around by it to get a waistlock. They roll around and Hirsch holds on tight to then float to a facelock. Ford gets up, Hirsch gets around for another takedown, lateral press, TWO! Ford facelocks but Hirsch wrenches out, only for Ford to headlock. Hirsch powers Ford to ropes, the ref calls for a break, and Hirsch honors it. But Ford kicks her leg out! Ford reels Hirsch into another headlock but Hirsch powers out, only for Ford to run her over!
But Hirsch kips up! Ford pie faces Hirsch out of annoyance, then runs, but Hirsch bypasses, drops, but Kip makes butler Charles trip Hirsch up! Ford handsprings but into an ARMBAR!! Ford scrambles, reaches, and gets a ropebreak with a foot! Hirsch lets go at 4 and then glares at Kip. Kip is making short jokes but is running away, too, and Ford BOOTS Hirsch down! Ford drags Hirsch up to throw her into railing! Kip mockingly reels in the big fish as AEW goes picture in picture.
Ford drags Hirsch up to RAM her into apron! Ford puts Hirsch in, drags her up and fisherman’s for the suplex! Ford drags Hirsch back up, whips her hard into a corner, and then fires off forearms! Ford whips Hirsch the other way, then handsprings in to back elbow! Wait, Hirsch got Ford first with forearms! Hirsch leaps over and comes back but Ford sends her into buckles! Ford runs side to side to KNEE Hirsch down! Ford rains down furious fists, drags Hirsch back up, then WRINGS her into buckles! Ford stands on Hirsch in the corner but the ref counts. Ford lets off at 4, Hirsch gets to the apron, but runs in to go up and over and drop knees on Hirsch on the apron!
Ford soaks up the heat before going back into the ring. Hirsch kicks back from the mat but Ford CLUBS her down, and AEW goes to break!
AEW returns and Ford is covering Hirsch, TWO! Fans fire up for Hirsch but Ford drags her by a leg. Hirsch kicks Ford away but Ford rolls her to her feet to CLUB her on the back! Hirsch just gets mad and ROCKS Ford with a forearm! Ford forearms back but Hirsch fires off! Hirsch runs, blocks the leg lariat and makes Ford to the splits, to then KNEE Ford down! And DEAD LIFT GERMANS! Ford flounders to a corner, Hirsch runs in corner to corner, METEORA, to a SWINGING DROPKICK! Cover, TWO!! Ford survives but Hirsch keeps her focus, and Cassidy likes(?) what he sees.
Hirsch climbs, but Ford trips her up! Ford runs and handsprings, but the ax kick misses! Hirsch CLOBBERS Ford, drags her to a drop zone, then runs in, up the corner, and LEAPS ONTO KIP AND CHUCK! Fans fire up as Hirsch eliminates the distracts, but then Ford BOOTS her on the return! Cover, and Kip keeps Hirsch’s leg down!! Ford wins!!
Winner: Penelope Ford, by pinfall
Miro tells “Charles” to get in the ring so we can all get an update. Miro tells “Charles” that he could be mean, but he’s not because he’s a nice guy. But Miro needs Charles to let go of the past so he can reach a bright future. Stand up straight. So Charles needs to look at Cassidy and tell him that MIRO is his best friend now! Chuck doesn’t want to but Miro tells him he has to. Cassidy stands up and Chuck takes the mic. Miro and Kip make sure he looks at Cassidy as he says it. “Miro is my best friend now.” Kip hugs Chuck and Miro gives a big thumbs up, and Cassidy walks away. Will Chuckie T be able to make it to Beach Break without breaking?
Something’s happening backstage!
The Good Brothers are attacking one of the Lucha Brothers! Karl Anderson stomps Penta El Zero M, then Doc Gallows drags him up to throw into the garage door! Omega comes over now, he and the Good Brothers mug Penta, and choke him using a power cord!! Omega takes off one of his fancy boots and JAMS the point into Penta’s eyes! “That’s what the Biz Clizz does!” But will they pay for going after Penta without Fenix and Pac around?
AEW has a lot planned for next week!
Not only will Eddie Kingston take on Lance Archer without any of their cohorts ringside, and not only will Dax Harwood take on Jungle Boy with all their teammates ringside, but Cody Rhodes will finally respond to comments made by Shaq! Plus, the Dark Order will try to move on from Hangman Page’s rejection in another 8 Man Tag, but against The Elite! Will the Young Bucks and Good Brothers be able to get along like back in the day? Or will the issues with Kenny Omega allow Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, Alex Reynolds and John Silver to cash in big on both the AEW AND Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions?
Plus, some news for AEW Beach Break!
With AEW Revolution only a month away, there will be a Tag Team Battle Royal to name the Young Bucks’ challengers! Which duo will be the last ones standing to take on Matt & Nick Jackson? Will the Inner Circle’s representative be in that battle royal? And speaking of Beach Break, the main event was going to be Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Death Triangle, but after what the “Biz Clizz” did to Penta, Pac and Fenix will be teaming with JON MOXLEY!! Will Moxley get a semblance of revenge on The Cleaner in just two weeks?
It is still in the works, but AEW is going to put together a WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Eliminator Tournament! Talent from both America and Japan are going to compete in a SIXTEEN PARTICIPANT bracket! Who will prove themselves worthy of taking on the Full Metal Warrior, Hikaru Shida?
The Inner Circle Tag Team Challenge: Proud ‘n’ Powerful VS Sammy-Hager VS Y2MJF!
Santana and Ortiz thought they were going to be THE team in the faction from day one. The Spanish God accused Le Champion of being a #TagTeamSlut! But will all of the issues be put aside when the dust clears?
In this style of Triple Threat Tag, only two teams are active but anyone can tag off one of the opponents. They sort out and MJF starts with Sammy. Sammy gets in MJF’s face but MJF says this is just in good competition. MJF circles with Sammy, but MJF “realizes” Jericho probably wants to tie up with Sammy so he tags out. Jericho and Sammy circle as the former Le Sex Gods, and they tie up. Jericho puts Sammy in the corner, shows haymaker, but lets off with a handshake. They circle, fans rally up and the two tie up. Jericho wrenches, wristlocks, but Sammy flips through and wrenches back. Jericho SLAPS Sammy so Sammy ROCKS and CHOPS Jericho!
Sammy whips, hurdles, and flips over Jericho to dropkick Jericho down! Sammy kips up and clotheslines Jericho out! Fans fire up as Sammy aims and slingshots, just to flip back in and do a spin. Sammy poses and Jericho nods some respect for that. Jericho gets in, he and Sammy approach but Jericho kicks low and CHOPS hard! And CHOPS! Jericho whips, Sammy dodges, and Sammy catches the dropkick to catapult Jericho into Hager’s haymaker! Sammy rolls Jericho up, TWO!! Sammy keeps on Jericho with a facelock, but Jericho ROCKS him back! Jericho tags to Santana but Hager tags in.
Hager rushes Santana but Santana shove shim, only to get run over. Things speed up, Santana kicks the legs out and dropkicks Hager down! Tag to Ortiz, PNP double whip Hager but Jericho tags back in. PNP double wrench to a double back suplex, but Jericho gets in to boot Ortiz! Jericho ROCKS Ortiz, whips but Ortiz gets around to shove Jericho to ropes. Santana tags in, Ortiz holds onto Jericho and Santana slingshots up and over. O’Conner roll to a crossbody! Ortiz sentons, Santana moonsaults! MJF protests but Santana covers, TWO!! Jericho survives and Santana seethes as AEW goes picture in picture.
Santana throws hands and CHOPS on Jericho, then whips him to ropes. Jericho stops himself to tag out to Sammy! Sammy and Santana tie up, Santana headlocks but Sammy powers out. Ortiz tags in, Santana spins Sammy and gets the assisted Shiranui, PNP combine for a REVERSE DDT POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Ortiz drags Sammy up and whips him to ropes to then calf kick him down! Cover, TWO! Ortiz grows annoyed but he drags Sammy up to wrench and tie him up, Russian Leg Sweep to a modified half crab! Tag to Santana and Santana SLAPS Sammy on the head! Ortiz lets Sammy go, Sammy CHOPS Santana, but then Santana CHOPS Sammy off his feet!
Santana drags Sammy up, snap suplexes, then covers, TWO! Santana looms over Sammy, drags him up, and suplexes again, holding him up this time! Santana walks over and Jericho tags in to get the hand-off. Jericho keeps Sammy up for a few more counts before slamming him down! Jericho revels in the cheers and then brings Sammy back up. Jericho CHOPS Sammy to a corner, throws haymakers, and AEW returns to single picture as Jericho CHOPS again!
Jericho whips Sammy, Sammy reverses and sends Jericho to ropes, only for Jericho to snap suplex back! Jericho has the cocky cover, ONE! Fans rally and Sammy CHOPS back on Jericho! Sammy whips, Jericho reverses and sends Sammy to the corner, but Sammy sends the bulldog into PNP’s corner! Jericho flops down and MJF reaches out! That’s the first time this whole match. Hot tags to MJF and Hager! MJF gets CLOBBERED! Hager blasts PNP, dodges MJF and DECKS Jericho to then corner clothesline MJF and reel him in for a POWERSLAM! Hager fires up and fans fire up with him! Hager tags in Sammy, Sammy springboards for a SUPER CUTTER!
But Ortiz tags in off MJF, only for Sammy to CLOBBER him! Sammy clotheslines Jericho out, too! Sammy slingshots to SHOOTING STAR but Jericho dodges! Sammy SUPERKICKS Jericho down! Sammy hurries back in, builds speed, but Santana gets in to waistlock! Ortiz runs back in and ENZIGURIS Sammy into Santana’s BOOT! PNP build speed and they DOUBLE DIVE! They take out Jericho and Hager out on opposite ends! Fans are thunderous as Sammy FLIES and takes down MJF! Sammy hurries back in, Ortiz runs at him but Sammy jumps over, to then BELLY2BELLY! Sammy goes up, Santana KICKS him down!
Santana and Ortiz climb the corner, Sammy fights them both off and shoves Santana down. MJF gets in and Electric Chairs Sammy! Sammy POISON-RANAS MJF first! Sammy goes after Ortiz up top, SUPER SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO!! Ortiz survives and no one can believe it! Jericho hurries in with Floyd the Baseball Bat, but Hager intercepts with a BOOT! MJF gets his diamond ring from Wardlow, but Hager is there! Hager DECKS MJF!! Santana kicks but Hager blocks, Ortiz and Santana DOUBLE ENZIGURI Hager, only for Hager to come back with DOUBLE LARIATS! Sammy STANDING SHOOTING STARS onto Ortiz, but MJF breaks it!
MJF whips Ortiz to the corner, Jericho tags in off Ortiz, and then MJF whips Sammy. Sammy reverses, leaps up, but into a POWERBOMB! LIONSAULT from Jericho!! Cover, TWO!?! Sammy survives and fans are thunderous again! Y2MJF drag Sammy up, whip him but Ortiz tags back in before the DOUBLE FLAPJACK! PNP give Y2MJF double basement dropkicks! And then they bring Jericho up for TU LO SABES! Cover, TWO!?!? Jericho survives and Ortiz argues with the ref, only to turn around into a CODE BREAKER! Jericho manages the cover, TWO!!! Ortiz survives and fans are electric!
Jericho drags Ortiz up, tags MJF, and they throw hands on Ortiz. Y2MJF double whip, and double- Ortiz DOUBLE DDT’s back! Hager tags in to whip MJF hard into buckles! HAGER BOMB! Sammy tags in off it, Hager keeps on Jericho, Sammy hits the SUPER SWANTON!! Cover, Ortiz breaks it!! Hager throws Ortiz out, Jericho shoves Hager out, but Sammy KNEES Jericho! Sammy torture racks, for GO TO HOSPITAL! Sammy KNEES MJF, SUPERKICKS Santana, then torture racks MJF and RAMS him into Wardlow! But MJF uses that to roll Sammy up, WITH TRUNKS! Y2MJF win!!
Winners: Chris Jericho & MJF, by pinfall (officially becomes THE tag team in the Inner Circle)
Say it ain’t so! MJF said this would be all in good sportsmanship but that was the exact opposite! And AEW has to wrap up for the night, what will be the fallout of this frantic finish!?
What a great episode! We got a great start with the birthday celebration for Brodie Jr. and the 8 Man Tag. Hangman’s rejection being a surprise to the Dark Order was great, with the prepared celebration now being for nothing. This will be an interesting twist to their story, especially with that huge 8 Man announced for next week. Also, Negative One Brodie got to have some more fun, getting on the case of the Dark Order henchmen and smacking Serpentico with a kendo stick. We got a lot of good set up for next week, the go-home to Beach Break. Dax VS JB with everyone ringside and Kingston VS Archer with no one ringside will both be good steps in progressing story, and both could probably go either way.
Cody VS Avalon going from squash to an actually strong match was a great twist, and all while plugging the story of Jade and Shaq VS the Nightmare Family. I have a feeling that Cody’s response to Shaq will set up something for AEW Revolution as Beach Break is too soon and anything else would be just too long to wait for. Sting and Darby didn’t get much of a segment since Team Taz interrupts, but I like the idea that Sting’s first bit of action back will likely be a Street Fight/No Holds Barred situation, which perhaps helps with the fact that he hasn’t wrestled in years and being loose and freeform with it will actually hide that he’s rusty.
Hardy Party VS Top Flight & Sydal was a really good match, with a lot of great character work from Quen and Kassidy. They did become Impact Tag Team Championship contenders on the newest episode of Impact, but now they’re turning from the fun loving Faces into the dastardly Heels Hardy wants them to be. This could get them over the hump here in AEW, but who knows how it’ll turn out on Impact. They won’t win the titles, though, Gallows & Anderson are just too good, and there’s a lot for them to still do in the overall Omega story, where being the tag champions might help give a bit more weight to what happens.
Moxley VS Comoroto was very good, especially for Comoroto’s first showing on Dynamite. The story with Omega and the rest of Bullet Club/Elite was great stuff, especially Callis’ part with the Bucks. It really seems to work with how, between AEW and Impact, this new Cleaner Omega is getting a big ego and is basically going Hollywood without going to Hollywood. The 8 Man Tag next week is going to be really good just on character points as the Bucks and Good Brothers have been friends just as long, if not longer, than with Omega, but are taking sides on this issue. Then the beat down on who I’m pretty sure was fake Penta works to get Moxley into the story, and the Beach Break main event is going to be great stuff.
Ford VS Hirsch was good but mostly used as the vehicle to Miro’s story with Chuck Taylor and Best Friends. Chuck was being forced to cheat on their behalf, and obviously didn’t mean what he said about him and Miro being friends. This just furthers the idea that Trent will return at Beach Break where he and Cassidy ruin the Superbad wedding and then Chuck is free of the butler duties so he can get revenge on Miro, too. I really like the news of the AEW Women’s Championship Eliminator Tournament to not just parallel the men’s tournament from late 2020, but also to finally get AEW’s Women’s Division going. Plus, it strengthens the bond with Stardom as many of the women who went between the two promotions are already reacting on social media and will surely be part of the tournament.
Then the main event, the Triple Threat Tag, for not actually being that long of a match, was a spectacular match. The build up all night was really good, and MJF sure did make it seem like Jericho was to blame for the whole thing. Probably hints at MJF trying to usurp the role as leader in the Inner Circle from him. Commentary did a great job pointing out that MJF was letting everyone else wrestle for the first part of the match, and then he ended up not having much of a choice in the second half. It really did feel like any one of the teams could’ve taken this, but in the end it was still Y2MJF winning because of MJF’s craftiness. I’m wondering if participate in Beach Break’s tag team battle royal since MJF has history of winning the Dynamite Diamond Ring battle royals.
My Score: 9.4/10
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