And STILL AEW World Champion…!
Jon Moxley is still atop AEW after beating MJF to the cheat! But what will happen when he and new #1 contender, Lance Archer, are both in the building?
- The Lucha Brothers w/ Eddie Kingston VS Jurassic Express; Jurassic Express wins.
- Orange Cassidy VS Angelico w/ Jack Evans; Cassidy wins.
- No Holds Barred Tag: Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss VS Chris Jericho & Jake Hager; Jericho & Hager win.
- Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Taynara Conti; Rose wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Brodie Lee w/ The Dark Order VS Dustin Rhodes; Brodie wins and retains the AEW TNT Championship.
PLAY BY PLAY
Tony Schiavone welcomes the arriving MJF and Chris Jericho.
He wants to talk to them about the one match everyone is talking about from All Out. They both thank him for the compliment. But Jericho says MJF had a great match. He meant to say it before: MJF got robbed by Jon Moxley, who cheated behind the back of that stupid ref! But it’s okay, because Jericho guarantees MJF will be champion very soon. MJF says that Jericho saying that means the world to him. MJF knows it’s genuine and will give it back. The fact he had to touch that “soulless ginger prick” who puts his hands in his pockets and then lost not once but twice, it’s criminal. But MJF promises Jericho will one day regain HIS AEW World Championship, and that is a guarantee. Much respect between the two. Have a great show. You have a great show! But as both leave, they each say, “What a loser.”
The Lucha Brothers w/ Eddie Kingston VS Jurassic Express!
Pentagon and Rey Fenix didn’t win the Casino Battle Royal, but Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus didn’t win against the Young Bucks. But both teams are still hoping to get after the AEW World Tag Team Champions, FTR! Who makes big progress towards that goal here tonight?
The teams sort and JB starts against Fenix. They tie up, Fenix puts JB in the corner but lets off fast. They tie up again, Fenix wrenches to a wristlock but JB wrenches back to a hammerlock then a headlock. Fenix powers out and sends JB to the corner but JB boots him back. JB rolls, hops up to Electric Chair and wheelbarrow to arm-drag Fenix to a corner! JB goes up, springboards and arm-drags Fenix again! JB kicks, Fenix blocks and stomps his foot to ROCK him with an uppercut. Fenix wrenches, CHOPS, and then goes up the corner to tightrope walk, springboard and arm-drag JB! JB dodges the dropkick, Fenix dodges JB’s, cover, ONE! The two stand off and the fans are fired up!
Kingston tells Fenix to keep on JB, Fenix body shots and tags Pentagon. They whip JB, speed things up, and dropkick JB to then sucker punch Luchasaurus! Pentagon runs, Fenix wheelbarrows him for the victory roll SPLASH! Pentagon drags JB up, fans rally and Pentagon says hush. He CHOPS JB and then clubs JB down. Fenix goes up, Pentagon packages JB but JB gets out to tag Luchasaurus! Pentagon is fed to the HEADBUTT! Luchasaurus wheelbarrows JB for the flying COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, but Fenix breaks it! The fans rally, JB uses Luchasaurus to leap and hit Fenix! Pentagon bails out to regroup with Fenix, Kingston and even Butcher and Blade.
Luchasaurus dares Pentagon to bring it, Pentagon gets back in and he has Fenix settle down. Pentagon has Luchasaurus wait for him to take off the glove. Pentagon throws it at Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus interrupts the catchphrase! Pentagon CHOPS, Luchasaush CHOPS and Penta falls! Penta KICKS back, finishes CERO MIEDO, then runs, to springboard crossbody! Luchasaurus gets past to tag JB for the FLYING RANA! Fenix tags in, he springboard but JB gets under. Penta and Fenix both get thrown by JB’s huricanrana! JB DIVES to hit Fenix, then baits Pentagon in to a shoulder. JB goes up but gets shoved off into a SUPERKICK! Kingston shouts as Pentagon covers JB, TWO!
Pentagon keeps his cool but the fans fire up even harder. Pentagon drags JB up to choke him on the ropes, but lets up at the ref’s count. He drags JB up to KICK the leg! Pentagon swaggers, “CERO! MIEDO!” Pentagon aims again and KICKS JB so hard he goes upside-down! Pentagon drags JB up, snapmares and digs his shoulder in to pull the arms back. JB endures, reaches, and the fans rally up. Pentagon pulls hair and rakes eyes, then tags in Fenix. The Lucha Brothers mug JB, then they double back suplex. JB lands on his feet, ducks Fenix and goes up and over Pentagon to tag in Luchasaurus!
Luchasaurus rallies with lariats, CHOPS and BOOTS! Luchasaurus whips Fenix, pops him up to a fireman’s carry, WIDOWMAKER! Fans fire up with Luchasaurus as he stalks Fenix. Luchasaurus drags Fenix up, scoops him but Pentagon saves Fenix. They shove Luchasaurus to a corner but Luchasaurus KNEES Pentagon and puts Fenix on the apron. Fenix enziguris, but jumps into a choke grip and JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM!! Standing moonsault! Cover, but Penta KICKS it apart! Pentagon gets in Luchasaurus’ face, “This is Awesome!” CERO! MIE- TAIL WHIP!! Luchasaurus tags in JB, Jurassic Express whip Fenix but he springboards for a FLYING HEADBUTT!
Fenix rams into JB, Gory Especials, and then GORY BOMB LEG DROP COMBO! Fenix crawls to his corner, hot tag to Pentagon! Pentagon SLING BLADE Luchasaurus, but JB slips out of his. Penta goes up and over to BACKSTABBER JB! The fans fire up, Pentagon brings JB up and Fenix climbs. LB DRIVER!! Fenix FLIES onto Luchasaurus!! Cover, TWO!?! JB survives?!? Pentagon is in shock and Kingston is furious! Fenix tags in and Pentagon goes up. But JB sends Fenix into the DESTROYER! He rolls Fenix up, Jurassic Express wins!!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
Unbelievable! Jungle Boy Jack Perry pulls a victory from the jaws of defeat! As for the Lucha Brothers, they start arguing and shoving. Kingston, Butcher and Blade hurry to stop the fighting, and Kingston asks, “Are we done?” He tells them to stop it! What is going on?! Fenix, stop, or Kingston is gonna…! They’re here for them, not PAC! For that matter, where is Blade’s bunny? What happened in the battle royal? There were FIVE of them! And Fenix hits Blade in the face! Accident?! Kingston’s ass! Where was Pentagon when the others showed up? They should be running AEW! Now shake hands! He demands the brothers make up, but Pentagon just shoves Fenix!
Kingston wants them to listen to him. They’re his best friends, and these two are brothers! Shake hands! Fenix reluctantly offers again, and Pentagon… Accepts. They hug it out, and one more thing! Don’t think Kingston forgot! He was never truly eliminated! Look up the rules! Wait, was he or wasn’t he? AEW officials may need to take a closer look at the footage. Will Lance Archer also have something to say about Kingston’s claim?
AEW hears from Jake the Snake and Lance Archer.
“Never a doubt in my mind. Never a thought in his mind other than walking out as the winner. Why? Because that is what we came for!” Jon Moxley can play here and there as a good guy, but that’s not these two. They don’t buy cars, they trash cars and people. It’s what they do. It’s what they like. Moxley will get wet when he pisses himself when Archer gets at him! Archer says Moxley has had nothing but time to prepare for the others, but he has nothing but despair for Archer! Moxley has been champion too long and the Murderhawk Monster will end it! There’s not a damn thing anyone can do about it! #EverbodyDies, but will Archer kill the reign of the Death Rider?
AEW returns as Matt Hardy heads to the ring!
Somehow, the unkillable did not die at All Out and is back on Dynamite. He thanks the fans for being here as they chant his name. Hardy says it’s great to be in an arena with live, real people and revel in that emotion! The fans are part of the magic, thank you! And to the people watching at home, thank you, too. Saturday at All Out, Hardy suffered a very, very scary fall, and it scared a lot of people. The last couple of days, the outpouring of love has been overwhelming, mind-blowing, and again he thanks us all for that. Hardy is very happy to stand here before us and say that after a myriad of tests, he is expected to make a 100% recovery!
But he won’t lie, with his shirt saying “I Don’t Die,” and he will admit he is a lucky man. He has a lovely family, as Ms. Reby and the newborn Barney are here live, as well as Maxwell and Wolfgang at home. HE apologizes for putting them through that on Saturday. He apologizes to fans for putting them through that. But they all showed everyone else how much they care about the wrestlers putting their bodies on the line, so thank you. The last thing he apologizes for is that Broken Rules didn’t end up the way he wanted. But maybe it’s a good thing if the vendetta ends here, because someone really could end up hurt very, very badly.
Now Hardy will get back to getting healthy. And when he’s cleared, he’ll get back in the ring, winning matches, getting in the top five, and getting after the AEW World Championship. Good plan? Private Party sure loves that plan! Most importantly, pro-wrestling is his passion, and Hardy’s journey is not over! A big part of that is because of all the fans. Without the fans, there would be no Hardy! Pro-wrestling fans are the best! The fans give Hardy a standing ovation but he applauds them back. When and where will Hardy return to head for the gold?
Orange Cassidy VS Angelico w/ Jack Evans!
Freshly Squeezed is coming fresh off winning the first-ever Mimosa Mayhem match, and now he’s got the juice as a main event draw! But will he keep rolling and get past the savvy South African half of the Hybrid2?
The bell rings and the fans are fired up for Cassidy. Evans tells them to shut up and take Angelico seriously. Cassidy is distracted and Angelico sucker punches him! Angelico wrenches to a top keylock, then crisscrosses the arms for a modified straitjacket. Angelico then spins through, but Cassidy spins through. They spin and spin and spin but Cassidy breaks free. Cassidy brings his hands up but Angelico intercepts with knuckle locks! Angelico pushes Cassidy down, Cassidy keeps him off, goes way up, but Angelico gets a Navarro Doce, the modified Gory Especial. Angelico has both arms and a leg, but Cassidy pops free only for Angelico to knee low.
Angelico wrenches, arm-drags but Cassidy comes back and tilt-ow-whirls, only for Angelico to push him off to a drop toehold! Navarro 2000! But Cassidy gets the ropes for the ropebreak and is free of the modified STF. Angelico whips Cassidy to a corner, runs in but Cassidy ducks down! Angelico tumbles up and out and Evans checks on him. Angelico gets his legs moving but Cassidy builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit into the rails, then Cassidy puts Angelico in to go up top. FLYING CROSSBODY! Cassidy runs, tilt-o whirls and gets the DDT! Fans are fired up as Cassidy kips up! The armband comes off and Cassidy is serious! Angelico staggers up, Cassidy give shim the ORANGE PUNCH! Cover, Cassidy wins!
Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall
The King of Sloth Style no longer has just one speed, but he still puts his hands in his pockets. Only for Proud ‘n’ Powerful, Santana and Ortiz, to attack him! They use their baton, the mad ball, and their fists to beat him down! But here come Best Friends, Chuck Taylor and Trent! Best Friends run PNP off and get a mic. Chuckie T tells PNP, “Hey, hey, you ding dongs want to attack us from behind, hit us with whatever this is, destroy my best friend’s mom’s van! This has got to end!” Santana, Ortiz, if you want to fight in the parking lot, how about meeting them there next time?
Trent says the apology they want, take it and shove it up each other’s asses! Ortiz talks smack about Mama Sue! Trent says there’s no more hugs, no more fun, this is about hurting Santana and Ortiz to make mama proud! Who survives a vicious parking lot brawl?
AEW returns as Alex Marvez is at the Young Bucks room.
He knocks on the door but no response. He tries again, and still nothing. But then the Bucks open the door to SUPERKICK him!! Guess that’s a way of saying, “No comment.” How deep do the cracks go in the foundation of The Elite?
The Superbad Couple heads to the ring!
Schiavone is there waiting as the engaged Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford are here for the big announcement they hyped up at All Out. Schiavone congratulates them on behalf of everyone. Kip asks what he’s doing here. He was here to help with the announcement. No, if he was going to ask for commentary to join them, he’d ask JR because at least JR knows how to have a good time. Now go on and get out of the ring, “Timmy.” Kip mocks the booing fans and says he’s been “inundated” with questions about who gets to be The Best Man. Well he won’t take too long with that, here he is! It’s…
Wait, no, who? Puff, bro, what’re you doing here? Didn’t Kip tell him last night he’s The Best Man? No, Puff, no. Kip appreciated he subscribed to Kip’s Twitch, but he said he’s “the best.” Not the Best Man. Go! Go take up space, you’re so good at it! And make sure to resub each month. Okay, back on track here. THE Best Man is loyal, handsome and shares the passions Kip does. Here we go again. The REAL Best Man…! Brian Pillman Jr! He gets in the ring and Kip tells him to stop. What’s he doing here? He’s thanking Kip about that text how he’s The Best Man.
Whoa, Pillman, no. Kip wished him a happy birthday but he’s a little too hyped right now. It wasn’t “You’re the best man.” It’s “You’re the best, man.” Note the commas! It’s like BPJ was stalking Kip! They’re not even friends, bro! GET OUT, JUNIOR! Okay, third time’s the charm. It is Kip’s honor and privilege to introduce THE BEST MAN!! IT’S MIRO!! The Bulgarian Beast is Kip’s Best Man! The Twitch connection is live on television and the fans are loving it! Miro is handed the mic and fans chant, “Miro Day!” What? “Miro Day! Miro Day!” That has a good ring to it, huh? But okay. Ten years in the same house, under the same glass ceiling, with the same imaginary brass ring. Take that brass ring and shove it!!
Miro is here, and elite recognizes elite! The elite is the best! And of course Miro is going to be Kip’s best man. Not because he is a best man, but THE Best Man! The best gamer on Twitch, the best wrestler in the ring, beating up everyone and anyone whenever you tune in! “My name is Miro, and I am All Elite.” A statement made inside the major announcement! What does The Best joining AEW mean for the rest of the roster?
Schiavone has a sit-down interview with Hangman Page.
Hangman sets his drink down but asks if Schiavone wants one. No, Schiavone has work still to do. Right, yeah, okay. Schiavone brings up All Out and the loss to FTR. How does he feel? Alright, actually. Ribs are bruised, can’t really feel 100% in the humidity, but good otherwise. Schiavone doesn’t want the “athlete wrestler stock answer” here. What’s he really feeling? Well, All Out had fans. Not close, either, but you could see the looks on their faces and hear their voices. But Hangman couldn’t. For 30 minutes, no one made a sound. It seemed like they knew it was inevitable that Hangman and Kenny Omega would fall apart and lose.
But it wasn’t inevitable. FTR shouldn’t have been #1 contenders and that’s on Hangman. So he’s blaming himself? Well, Omega was right. Matt and Nick Jackson are the best, they should’ve won the gauntlet. Hangman lost two of his best friends, and was stupid enough to think that FTR walking like him, talking like him meant they were like him. He was stupid enough to think all that. Hangman knows he’s full of blood and bones like everyone else, but head to toe, he feels full of poison.
So after the match, Hangman surely saw the replay. Omega looked like he was going to hit Hangman, didn’t, and then stormed past even the Bucks. Where do they all go from here? Hangman and Omega have had problems, but also victories. And despite it all, they were the best tag team. But now it’s about climbing back up and reclaiming them. This will be their toughest test, but they will get through it, too. Is that really possible after Omega driving off Saturday? Or does time heal all wounds, even for The Elite?
No Holds Barred Tag: Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss VS Chris Jericho & Jake Hager!
The Bad Boy was used as a pawn in Le Champion’s game with Orange Cassidy. But the Concrete Rose got one over on Rock Hard Hager in the Casino Battle Royal! Now Jersey’s Finest combine their powers to see if they can take the fight to the Inner Circle in a match with no rules but to win!
The teams sort out and Janela starts against Jericho in a furious fist flying restart from last week! Jericho gets Janela in the corner, hammers and CHOPS him, then whips him corner to corner. Janela comes back to LARIAT and then hammer away on Jericho! Janela fires up, the fans fire up with him, but Jericho knees low and decks Janela. Jericho throws more hands, whips Janela, but Janela ducks and dodges to flying forearm! Tag to Kiss and the Jersey boys double whip to double flapjack hotshot! Jericho staggers, Janela and Kiss double bulldog! And double basement dropkick!
Fans fire up as Kiss sucker punches Hager off the apron! Kiss goes back to Jericho, drags him up but Jericho rakes Kiss’ eyes! Jericho talks smack to fans before throwing hands on Kiss. Jericho drags Kiss up to choke him on the ropes! The fans rally as Kiss endures since there’s no disqualifications here. Jericho whips Kiss, Kiss rolls off his back to heel kick him down! Tag to Janela, they each take a corner, but Hager gets in. Double missile dropkicks take the both out! Kiss and Janela pose, then clothesline Hager out! Kiss and Janela pose again, then Kiss goes out to Penalty Kick Hager! Janela DIVES to hit Jericho into railing! Fans fire up more as Janela starts looking for stuff.
Janela puts Jericho in before bringing out a chair! Fans like that as Janela brings the chair in and JAMS Jericho in the ribs. Janela SMACKS Jericho on the back! Jericho gets to a corner, Janela sits the chair up and goes corner to corner, for a step stool! Bad BOy in Motion gets a BACK SUPLEX on the chair! Jericho throws the chair down on Janela and soaks up the heat as we go picture in picture, #InnerCirclevsJanelaKiss.
Jericho paces about while Janela slow gets up. Jericho knees hard and Janela falls over. Jericho has the chair and JAMS it into Janela! Janela ends up in the ropes, tumbles down, and Jericho wedges the chair in a corner. Jericho drags Janela up, whips him in bug t Janela reverses and redirects, only to run into boots! Jericho tags Hager, they mug Janela on the ropes, then Hager DECKS Janela! Hager drags Janela up, ROCKS him with more rights, then brings him around to throw out of the ring HARD! Janela hits the floor, then Hager hits Kiss! Jericho goes after Kiss to whip him into railing just as hard! Hager gets a TABLE!
The Inner Circle set the table up, placing it by the stage and ramp. They go after Janela and Hager lifts, but Janela resists and gets free! Janela RAMS Hager into a post! Janela crawls away, Hager pursues and they’re in the ring as AEW returns to single picture. Hager drags Janela over, tags in Jericho, and Jericho runs corner to corner to BOOT Janela down! Hager talks trash to Janela and pushes him over. Jericho taunts the fans but the fans rally up for Janela. Jericho throws haymakers, Janela throws them back! Jericho knees low, but Janela sends him into the corner chair! Both men are down, the fans rally up, hot tags to Hager and Kiss! Kiss dodges Hager, dropkick flips and enziguris!
Kiss comes back to whip but Hager reverses to run. Kiss boots him, but Kiss goes up for Hager to drag him down! Kiss does the splits, rolls Hager up, TWO! Kiss SUPERKICKS Hager down! Cover, Jericho breaks it fast! Jericho has a trash can but Kiss kicks low! Kiss throws Jericho to the ramp, Hager CLOBBERS Kiss from behind! Hager uses the trash can and sets it on Kiss. Hager goes to the corner for the HAGER BOMB, but Kiss throws the can into him! Janela clotheslines Hager and himself out to the ramp! Janela goes after Jericho with fast hands! Jericho hits low, and whips Janela into the lights!
Jericho drags Janela up, catapults him to Hager for a SPINE BUSTER through the table!! Janela is down in wooden wreckage as the INner Circle fires up! But Kiss LEAPS to crossbody them both on the ramp! Hager staggers up, Kiss clotheslines him and himself into the ring! Kiss drags Jericho in and wedges him in the corner! Kiss handspring back kicks Hager, then handsprings to AXES AND OHS on Jericho! ROLLING ELBOW on Hager!! The fans are fired up with Kiss as he pushes the chair aside! Kiss goes up top, aims at Hager, but Jericho uses the fire extinguisher! Hager URENAGES! Arm and Head Triangle smothers Kiss into a cover, The Inner Circle wins!
Winners: Jake Hager & Chris Jericho, by pinfall
Jericho saved Hager so he could put the #BigHurt on Kiss. Jericho gets a mic and is angry that it didn’t come online fast enough. But then he wants the fans to “give us some love, baby!” The Inner Circle had a terrible night at All Out! Hager, Santana and Ortiz lost the Casino Battle Royal, Sammy Guevara is at home all hurt, and Jericho’s boots still squish from the mimosa! But that’s the past, this is the future. A new page, a new chapter. Jake and Jericho will build up wins in the tag division to impress the suits and get a shot at the AEW World Tag Team Championships! Le Champion and the “human brick wall” will make us all bow down! Does FTR have yet another team to worry about in an already powerful tag division?
AEW hears from MJF in his campaign room.
“I should have a belt around my waist right now. And I’m not talking Ferragamo. But Dictator Jon decided that he needed to cheat and use an illegal maneuver, like a coward.” But of course he cheated! You can’t blame a scorpion for stinging you, because it is in their nature. But MJF has found who he can blame. “This campaign!” The campaign was to create change, give hope to the hopeless, and make him champion! But they all BLEW IT! They’re all FIRED! GET OUT! Johnson leaves, and NOW Nina smiles. Well guess what? He’s sick of her crooked teeth and stupid face! GET OUT! Nina cries as she runs away. Gum guy gives him the gum one last time and leaves.
Wardlow speaks up, “But, sir-” OH NOW MJF is “Sir.” Where was that when Wardlow blew it for MJF!? Was MJF “Sir” when he lost the title and Wardlow threw the Dynamite Diamond Ring about as well as he can read?! Wardlow gets mad and MJF laughs as he asks, “Do we have a problem?” The last time they checked, Tony Khan doesn’t sign his checks. MJF does. Anyone else would’ve fired Wardlow, but not MJF. MJF is the only one on this planet that sees his potential that cares about him, and is his “friend.” So get it together, or he and his family are out on the street. So, is there a problem? No…
Good! Because for a second, it seemed like they did. Now, there’s no time for aggression and anger. This is the time to plan how to get on top, where they belong. Will Wardlow stay loyal to the real dictator around here?
AEW returns to hear from Jon Moxley.
“As if I didn’t have enough on my plate on Saturday already, I see out of the corner of my eye on a backstage monitor that Lance Archer was the last man standing. Wins the battle royal and earns himself a title shot.” So Moxley says to himself, “SON OF A B*TCH!” Things aren’t getting any easier, but they’re not supposed to. Nothing worth it is easy, and that includes the world title. You can’t talk your way into it, you can’t campaign for it, and you can’t litigate your way into it. The only way you become AEW World Champion is to crawl through a mile of crap and climb a mountain on the other side. That is why Moxley is THE number one in this sport!
Now, you look at Archer, you can see it all on paper. Moxley might as well go into a wood chipper, right? But what you can see is not enough. It’s what Moxley feels in his heart, in his soul, deep down in his guts! Moxley feels and knows he is unstoppable. You may look at Archer and see a monster, but Moxley sees a man that. But when the time comes and their paths cross with the title on the line, the only question you need to ask is, “Do you really wanna bet against me?” Moxley has beaten big, bad men before, but is he ready for the biggest and the baddest yet?
FTR and Tully Blanchard are in the ring!
The AEW Tag Team Champions and their legendary manager have the rest of the AEW Tag Division around the ring to “celebrate” their win at All Out. Beers are handed out, there are balloons and a cake, and Tully speaks. “Ladies and gentlemen, you have heard a lot of things from a lot of people.” You heard from Moxley, the greatest world champion. If he’s the greatest singles champion, then FTR are the greatest tag team champions in the world! #FearTheRevelation! That is what happened on 9/5/2020! The degree was 117 in the ring, and these two men battled for 30 minutes in it! Hangman Page and Kenny Omega fought hard to try and keep the titles, but at the end, that 31st minute, it was Cash and Dax, and they became THE BEST TAG TEAM IN THE WORLD!
It’s true! AEW has the deepest tag division in the world, and the best! Just look at everyone around the ring! There is talent from top to bottom! No slouches in this division! FTR may be undefeated, but they had to fight for every single one of those wins. Facing SCU’s Frankie Kazarian & Christopher Daniels was a dream match! They grew up watching those two! Imagine if they were in their primes! If this was 20 years ago, who knows who would’ve won that! And then Private Party! What can they say? Not much, actually. But hey! FTR represents THE deepest, most talented tag division in the world. That means FTR are the locker room leaders! They are the #TopGuys in AEW!
And speaking of top guys, Billy Gunn is a tag legend! But don’t think because you are in some random hall of fame that he and his son can hop the line or something. Ain’t gonna happen! Then next week, Jurassic Express get their “once in a lifetime opportunity” in facing the absolute best, you’re welcome. But NOT for the belts! Maybe if they win, maybe they get that chance. But don’t think FTR will ever let “some comedy gimmick, a cosplay Tarzan and a dumbass dinosaur” ever run this division! Ain’t gonna happen! Earn your title shots! The teams they’re insulting are getting up on the apron and in the ring! FTR says this is no time for a fight, this is a celebration!
FTR proposes a toast to themselves, and “the dumbass dinosaur!” Cash throws a bunch of napkins in Luchasaurus’ face!? But they don’t see Jungle Boy on the other corner! JB LEAPS in, but they get clear! Luchasaurus double choke grips, but FTR breaks free and runs for it! Tully regroups with them, but Marko Stunt has the cooler! He and the others dump the ice on the champs! The tag division laugh at their champs and have their cake, but will FTR make them #FeelTheRepercussions?
AEW returns with Taz on commentary.
Taz is here to inform us that Darby Allin is back! Oh wait, it’s Ricky Starks pretending to be him again. “Guys, guys… It finally happened. I got injured! I dislocated my pinkie and I got thumbtacks in my food and now I can’t skateboard with my friends!” Starks says Darby rights it on his jacket, his board and everywhere else, “Darby Allin is Relentless!” Or is he just reckless? There’s a reason why no one wants to tag with Darby to take on Team Taz and why he just sits all alone backstage! There is a reason Darby is sitting at home now, hurt and alone: he’s reckless. Darby doesn’t know what relentless is, but Starks does. Starks is Absolute! And next time Darby shows up, Starks will absolutely and relentlessly beat Darby’s ass!
Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Taynara Conti!
The Vicious Vixen is slowly preparing the Native Beast for her return to the AEW Women’s World Championship scene. But the Brazilian Blackbelt is hungry now that she’s officially signed with AEW! Will Tay find a way to win against Nyla 1v1? Or will the patient #1 contender take her time tearing Tay to pieces?
The bell rings, Tay and Nyla rush each other and Tay fires off fast hands! Nyla hits low then powers Tay to a corner! Nyla rams her shoulder in over and over, then TOSSES Tay across the way! Nyla storms over but Tay Eddie Gordo kicks then Question Mark kicks in return! Nyal stays up. Tay gets around and shoves her into buckles, then clubs her on the back! Roll up, TWO! Tay keeps her cool and blocks the kick to drag Nyla down to a kneebar and heel hook! Nyla powers up as Vickie shouts and coaches her. Nyla rakes at Tay’s eyes then stomps her down! Tay staggers up, Nyla runs in and corner splashes! Nyla shoves Tay out of the ring, then Vickie gets a cheap shot!
Nyla goes out to fetch Tay while fans boo. Vickie mocks them that she can’t hear them as Nyla RAMS Tay into railing! AEW goes picture in picture, #CONTIvsROSE.
Nyla drags Tay up and scoops her to her shoulder, but Tay slips out to shove Nyla into railing! Tay then POSTS Nyla and KNEES her into the apron! Tay keeps going, putting Nyla in the ring and hurrying up top. Tay leaps and crossbodies! Cover, TWO! Nyla still has a lot left and Tay grows frustrated. Tay back kicks then BOOTS Nyla down, then stomps away at the ropes! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Tay is further frustrated, but the crowd rallies behind her as she judo throws Nyla down. Tay sits Nyla up, Nyla ducks one kick but not the heel kick! Nyla gets mad as Tay kicks more, but Nyla blocks a kick to reel Tay in for a LARIAT!
Nyla stomps Tay, drags her around and clamps onto the arm. Tay endures as Nyla pulls on the fingers and even BITES them! The ref sees that and reprimands, Nyla stops but Vickie cheers. Nyla drags Tay up to elbow her in the head! Nyla drags Tay up, scoops her and slams her! Then drops the leg! Nyla covers, TWO! Now Nyla grows frustrated as AEW returns to single picture. Vickie cheers Nyla on but the crowd rallies for Tay. Nyla whips Tay to the corner, Tay goes up and boots Nyla back! Tay adjusts, has the wristlcok and springboards to a sunset flip! Nyla stays up, drags Tay back up, for a two hand SLAM!
Fans boo but Nyal choke grips Tay. Tay grabs the arm and tries an armbar takedown but Nyla stays up. Tay has the modified arm triangle, but Vickie shouts at Nyla. Nyla powers around, dead lifts Tay for the BEAST BOMB!! Cover, Nyla wins!
Winner: Nyla Rose, by pinfall
Vickie gets in to celebrate with her client, shrieking, “EXCUSE MEEE!!” The Vicious Vixens are making a statement! They are not going anywhere! Nyla drags Tay back up but here comes Hikaru Shida! The AEW Women’s World Champion has her kendo stick and holds Vickie and Nyla at bay. Vickie tells Nyla they can wait. Will this rematch happen when Vickie says Nyla is good and ready?
AEW has updates on The Elite.
The Bucks have each been fined $5000 for a total of 10 grand for the superkicks on Alex Marvez. And there is a medical update on Cody Rhodes, to be given as soon as the main event is over, provided there is time remaining.
Jim Ross had a sit down interview with Kenny Omega.
An interesting week for Omega, to say the least. How has he processed everything that happened at All Out? Omega was a champion, now he’s not. What do they expect of him? To crawl into a corner and cry himself to sleep? These things happen. When you’re a professional who’s done this for years at the highest level, you win some, you lose some. Just part of the game. But it seemed like, at parts of the journey to All Out, that Omega and Hangman weren’t united. Then the bell rings, and they’re like a rocket. That’s just it. They had a chemistry. There was something there that held them together, there was a magic. It’s why Omega couldn’t say no. It felt like this is what Omega was meant to do in AEW.
Omega had expectations of being the singles star put upon him. Of being a top champion, the ace of AEW. But he didn’t have a direction until he and Hangman gave it a try. Maybe Omega could be more than just a singles wrestler. He has fans worldwide and earned all his accolades and adulation, and the most important thing, respect. So then, JR respectfully asks, what is next? Do he and Hangman try again? Is that not even on the table anymore? Is Omega going to try for the singles titles? Omega says there is such a deep tag team division, perhaps one of the best in all of wrestling. For Omega and Hangman to get to where they were, it took a lot of self-discovery and digging deep.
The part Omega learned about Hangman is not something he liked. Omega is proud of what they accomplished, proud of their run, but if Hangman wants to try a rematch or even reconcile with the Bucks, he better make other plans. There are things Omega wants to do, is destined to do. He gave time to the team, but now he’s returning to singles action to give fans what they were hoping to see. How will Hangman respond to this decision? Can Omega climb up the ranks this late in the game?
AEW announces huge matches!
On Wednesday, October 14th, AEW celebrates Dynamite turning one year old with a world title match! Jon Moxley defends his title against Lance Archer!
AEW also announces matches for next week! The Parking Lot Brawl Tag is happening between Proud ‘n’ Powerful and Best Friends! FTR will still go through with the non-title tag match against Jurassic Express, and Thunder Rosa returns to AEW to defend her NWA Women’s World Championship against Ivelisse! Will La Sicaria add a belt to her Women’s Tag Cup gold medal? And to continue Jericho’s vow that he and Jake Hager will take over the tag division, they go up against Private Party! And after losing at All Out and patching up that head wound, MJF gets back in the ring! Will he climb back up to be #1 contender with his blood, sweat and tears?
Plus, with Omega apparently not giving Hangman a choice, the Cowboy gets back into singles competition against an old rival. Hangman and Frankie Kazarian finally bring their heated rivalry from ROH into AEW! All this and more, as AEW Dynamite may or may not be on Thursday, 9/17/20. Pay attention very closely to all AEW social media and your cable DVR for details!
AEW TNT Championship: Brodie Lee w/ The Dark Order VS Dustin Rhodes!
All Out saw The Exalted One and the Natural lead their teams in an 8 Man Tag war, and it would be Dustin’s team winning one for his brother, Cody! Will Dustin continue to avenge his brother by taking back the title Brodie took from them? Or will Mr. Brodie instead demolish the elder Rhodes brother to add to the Nightmare Family’s woes?
AEW returns as the champion makes his entrance. John Silver is there to applaud Mr. Brodie and be ringside for him. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and Dustin clobbers Brodie from behind before the bell! Dustin goes after Brodie on the outside with uppercuts and CHOPS! Brodie rams Dustin into barriers and Dustin tumbles into the crowd. Brodie hurries after him with more uppercuts, but Dustin back drops him onto a spare table! Brodie staggers but Dustin rocks him with another uppercut! Dustin bounces Brodie hard off steel steps then claws his back! Brodie uppercuts, Dustin uppercuts and they go around the way. Silver is used as a decoy but Dustin BOOTS him right down!
Dustin pursues Brodie, throws him in the ring and the bell finally sounds! Dustin CHOPS and ROCKS Brodie over and over! Brodie pokes Dustin in the eye then rocks him with uppercuts back. Dustin uppercuts back and Brodie bails out. Dustin hurries out, Brodie throws the timekeeper’s table at him but Dustin deflects that mess. They go after each other, Brodie ROCKS Dustin with another uppercut. Brodie throws Dustin in, drags Dustin up and has him in the corner for a CHOP! Brodie pie faces and CHOPS Dustin again, but Dustin turns it around to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Dustin throws haymakers, climbs up top and rains down rights. Dustin gets all ten, then goes past that to 20!
Dustin lets off to CHOP Brodie again! Brodie goes to another corner, Dustin ROCKS him with an uppercut! Brodie swats him in the face then bumps him off buckles! The ref reprimands but Brodie CHOPS and ROCKS Dustin again. Brodie brings Dustin around, Dustin throws body shots then runs, but Brodie splashes him at the ropes! Brodie has the legs, for a ROPE GUILLOTINE! Dustin flops out of the ring and Brodie smiles as AEW goes picture in picture, #DOvsNF.
Brodie tidies up his hair and goes out to throws forearms and uppercuts. Brodie CHOPS Dustin, Dustin staggers around the way but falls over railings! Brodie slams the railings down on Dustin! Brodie goes back to the ring to hold up the TNT Championship like he’s already won. Dustin manages to get up and stagger back into the ring, so Brodie goes after him with a chinlock. Brodie grinds Dustin down, Dustin endures and powers up as the fans continue to rally. Dustin fights up, fights back, and is free! Dustin runs, but into a back elbow! Brodie double guns and Silver applauds, then grinds his boot into Dustin’s head. The ref counts, Brodie stops and drags Dustin up.
Brodie puts Dustin back in a corner for more CHOPS! Dustin staggers to another corner, Brodie is on him to CHOP again! Dustin goes to ropes but Brodie whips as AEW returns to single picture. Dustin dodges, ducks and leaping lariats! Dustin rallies with more, then whips Brodie. Brodie reverses, but Dustin says, “Not today!” Rhodes Uppercut! Dustin runs, to BULLDOG Brodie! Brodie staggers to a corner, Dustin hurries after and whips him corner to corner. Brodie reverses, Dustin gets him for a SPINNING POWERSLAM! The fans fire up with Dustin as he drags Brodie back up. Dustin reels Brodie in but Brodie back drops him away!
Dustin gets to a corner, Brodie runs in, but Dustin boots! Dustin hops up, leaps and HURICANRANAS! Dustin keeps moving but gets thrown into buckles! Dustin kicks back to hit the DESTROYER!! Cover, TWO!! Brodie survives but “This is Awesome!” as Dustin has him down! Dustin and Brodie catch their breath as the standing count climbs. Dustin stands first, brings Brodie up but Brodie ROCKS him with an uppercut. Brodie lifts, Dustin slips off the bomb to dragon sleeper! CROSS RHODES!! Cover, TWO!! Brodie survives Dustin’s take on Cody’s finisher! Dustin keeps his focus, gets back up and has Brodie in a corner. Dustin puts Brodie’s leg on the ropes, but Brodie shoves him away and SUPERKICKS him back!
Brodie drags Dustin in, lifts, and BOMBS! Cover, TWO!! Dustin still lives and Brodie is frustrated. Dustin sits up while Brodie thinks what he has to do to stop him. Dustin gets to a corner, Brodie runs in corner to corner, but Dustin dodges the boot! Brodie tumbles out and to the floor, Dustin aims at him from the apron. Dustin runs to CANNONBALL! Direct hit and Dustin is fired up with the thunderous crowd! Dustin puts Brodie in, has him in a corner and sets up the legs. Silver gets up on the apron, the ref is distracted and that allows Dustin to hit the UNNATURAL KICK! Brodie just got hit in his Exalted One! Silver leaps at Dustin but into an atomic drop!
Dustin shoves and POWERSLAMS Silver! Brodie spins but Dustin kicks him first! Dustin tries to lift Brodie, gets him again, PILEDRIVER!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Brodie saves himself and Dustin can’t believe it! Both men are down, the standing count begins and both men slowly rise. The fans rally up, Brodie and Dustin go forehead to forehead. They stand, Dustin throws hands but Brodie gives them back. Dustin hits back, Brodie CHOPS, Dustin CHOPS! Brodie uppercuts, Dustin BOOTS! Brodie rebounds to BOOT, Dustin spins to LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!! Dustin isn’t sure what he has to do, but the fans are still with him!
Dustin drags Brodie up, throws haymakers, but runs into a scoop! Dustin slips out of it, boots back, but Brodie rebounds to SUPERKICK! Dustin rebounds into another SUPERKICK! And then into the DISCUS LARIAT!! Cover, Brodie wins!!
Winner: Brodie Lee, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
With four minutes to spare! The Dark Order comes out to celebrate, and have QT Marshall, too! They slam QT in, and Colt Cabana goes over to congratulate Brodie. But Brodie is furious and he shoves Cabana. Brodie is still that upset with Cabana over the All Out loss? Evil Uno tries to get Cabana not to take it personally, and the rest of the Dark Order celebrates with Mr. Brodie. They drag Dustin up for Brodie, and he LOW BLOWS Dustin! The Dark Order applaud but the fans boo. Brodie mockingly tells Cody to “come home.” Will the American Nightmare
AEW has that BREAKING NEWS report!
Cody Rhodes wants to say “go big or go home.” But he is injured, so he should go home, right? Or maybe not? Maybe we just do something bigger. That is what they’re about to do. They’re about to do something never seen before on television. They’ve created their own quarantine bubble in Georgia to shoot “the most extreme, most fearless, one of a kind talent show ever. And it all happens here.” Cody introduces the world to The Go Big Show, and it’s host, Bert Kreischer!
Burt thanks Cody and explains that The Go Big Show is a competition series like no other! There is no singing or dancing, “just action packed, death defying feats of strength and talent.” And this crowd of tailgaters is more than ready to see it all! Every week, real Americans compete to blow your mind with over-the-top acts. They take big risks but get big rewards, because the winner will earn $100,000!! The judges are Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles, Snoop Dogg, and Cody himself! The only rule: go big, or go home. Coming soon to TBS!
Well, weird announcement at the very end aside, this was a great episode! I liked the opening segment where MJF and Jericho arrive, both think their match was the buzz of the wrestling fandom, and thought the other was the bigger jerk. I am glad MJF did as I expected, completely scrapping his campaign team and adding to the tension between him and Wardlow. There has to be a point where Wardlow clobbers MJF and goes on his own. Archer and Moxley had good promos to hype up their coming title match, and I like that they’re putting this for the Anniversary Show in October. The Anniversary Show needs to be big, is going to be big, and that is a big start to the card.
AEW definitely does have the deepest 2v2 tag division of wrestling in the world, so it isn’t really boasting for that from the FTR celebration segment. Kingston keeping the Lucha Brothers together is great character work, and I like that he just throws out there that he didn’t actually get eliminated. I did not notice if he came out through a bottom or middle rope, but who knows, it could come up on the road to the Anniversary Show. Jurassic Express and Lucha Brothers have an incredible opener, and I am really surprised to see Jurassic Express wins. They are definitely fan favorites so it’s great to see them getting a match with FTR next week. I feel like FTR might end up having to win with dirty tactics like Tully or even Shawn Spears helping out to further establish this stable Tully has created.
But on the note of the very competitive tag division, do we really need another team? Jericho and Hager had a really good No Holds Barred Tag with Kiss and Janela, but shouldn’t Santana and Ortiz be the Inner Circle’s main tag team? I get PNP VS Best Friends is the story, and that their Parking Lot Brawl Tag is going to be great stuff, but then shouldn’t that mean the winners of that move up? Omega and Hangman are officially broken up and going back to singles wrestling, which could and should totally lead to them eventually facing each other for a shot at a title, but we don’t need to throw in a new team of singles guys to make up for that. I’ve always liked Jericho, but I feel like part of MJF saying Jericho will one day get the world title back should’ve meant Jericho stays in the singles division.
The Bucks kicking Marvez was actually a great segment to me. Their edge is only getting meaner, and I’m pretty sure the fines will only make things worse. Kip Sabian’s Best Man segment was hilarious, but I feel like they used the same pun twice. “You’re the best!” and “You’re the best, man!” were basically the same joke so just doing it once with Pillman would’ve been fine. But holy machka, Batman, MIRO is in AEW! Shots were fired on WWE, but in Miro’s case, he has every right to be upset with WWE and Vince. Miro and Kip are going to be great as buddies, who knows how that wedding segment goes now. Maybe it’ll be part of the Anniversary Show to make it feel bigger.
Starks had another hilarious Darby parody, and I like that he made a point of Darby not having friends to tag with (outside of Moxley that one time). I wonder if someone new or yet to be utilized actually does join Darby against Team Taz, that’d be cool. Matt Sydal was at All Out, and if his recovery from that botched Shooting Star is any indication, maybe he’s willing to be reckless and relentless with Darby. Matt Hardy had a great promo to let us know he is totally okay now, and I hope he gets to come back in time for that Anniversary Show. Cassidy VS Angelico was a good match but clearly more a set-up for the announcement of the Parking Lot Brawl. If Hager and Jericho are going to be a new team, guess Blood & Guts blow-off is off the table for right now, which is a shame but plans change all the time.
I like the big stuff for next week’s Thursday-for-now Dynamite, with the NWA-AEW crossover continuing as Thunder Rosa defends her title. Rosa VS Ivelisse is going to be a great match, but much like Shida defending her title at All Out, Rosa surely retains her title so she rebounds. Nyla VS Conti was a great showing for Conti, but of course Vickie gets involved at some point, and naturally Nyla wins in the end. Shida making the save is great and teases that their rematch could be coming for the Anniversary Show. I feel like Tay should also bring this up to Anna Jay. They were tag partners, Jay handed Tay the Dark Order folder, so Tay should be upset Jay didn’t do something to help her.
Then the main event, Dustin and Brodie had a really good match, very gritty with them slugging it out and showing their big man speed. I was a bit confused as to why it was only Silver out there with Brodie, but with Silver nearly costing Brodie and then the rest of the Dark Order hurrying out after, I got it. Brodie is upset with Cabana still in his continuing Vince parody, holding a grudge against someone who doesn’t do what he says and all that. I’m again curious as to Uno being there for Cabana when no one else is, but Brodie retains so that Cody, when he’s back from filming The Go-Big Show, will want his own payback, probably for the Anniversary Show or even Full Gear.
My Score: 9.2/10