Will AEW Full Gear 2020 be as brutal and extreme as 2019?
Jon Moxley raised the bar on hardcore last year against Kenny Omega. Will he do it all over again to hold onto THE AEW World Champion in an I Quit match?
- Buy-In – NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Allysin Kay; Deeb wins and retains the title.
- AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Finals: Kenny Omega VS Hangman Page; Omega wins and is the #1 contender to the AEW World Championship.
- Orange Cassidy VS John Silver; Cassidy wins.
- AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes VS Darby Allin; Darby wins and becomes the new AEW TNT Champion.
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida VS Nyla Rose; Shida wins and retains the title.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS The Young Bucks; The Young Bucks win and become the new AEW World Tag Team Champions.
- The Elite Deletion: Matt Hardy VS Sammy Guevara; Hardy wins.
- Chris Jericho VS MJF; MJF wins and is now part of the Inner Circle.
- AEW World Championship I Quit match: Jon Moxley VS Eddie Kingston; Moxley wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
It’s the Full Gear Buy-In!
Backstage interview with MJF and Wardlow.
Alexander brings up Chris Jericho calling MJF “soft,” but MJF won’t let that word be said in his presence. No one gets to say that, because MJF is NOT soft. MJF is razor sharp, tough as nails, and no one is tougher than him! Everyone seems to get it twisted seeing the suits, the scarf and the jewelry. But don’t get it wrong, folks, because no one is better than him bell to bell. Jericho VS MJF is very important. Demo God VS Ratings Ruler, two of the biggest names in all of pro-wrestling going toe to toe! This is the most important match in MJF’s life. That seems a lot to say because MJF faced “Jonathan Moxley” for the AEW World Championship. But MJF says you’re stupid thinking that was big, because “Jonathan Moxley” cheated.
When MJF beats Jericho, and he will beat Jericho, MJF gets to have the Inner Circle at his helm. He will be part of the greatest faction in all of wrestling, and get all the gold he wants. How does Wardlow feel about joining The Inner Circle? MJF says that’s a great question and answers it for Wardlow. Wardlow will be a great fit in the Inner Circle, so long as Jake Hager stops making faces at him. Then let’s talk about the Inner Circle members resisting him turning. Oh of course you’d bring that up, stooge. MJF knows people don’t like MJF. But do you know what that doesn’t matter? Because he’s better than you, and he knows it. But will he do what he promises and win his way in to the Inner Circle?
NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Allysin Kay!
The crossover continues between NWA and AEW! The freshly minted champion is back again to defend this title against the newest free agent to hit the wrestling market! But of course, Allysin also knows what it’s like to be NWA Women’s World Champion. Will she get to know that feeling again to kick off the night?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised and the NWA guest spot begins!
Fans fire up already as Deeb and Kay circle. They tie up, Kay powers Deeb to a corner but Deeb turns it around. Kay powers out of the corner, Deeb headlocks but Kay steps in to throw Deeb down. Cover, ONE, and fans cheer again. Deeb and Kay circle, tie up again, and Kay wrenches the arm. Kay wrenches to a wristlock, Deeb rolls and spins and spins and wrenches back! Deeb wrangles Kay down, twists the wrist and pulls on fingers. Deeb hammerlocks, Kay reaches back to headlock. Kay grinds Deeb, Deeb powers out but Kay runs her over! Kay taunts Deeb then runs but Deeb arm-drags her back! And again! Deeb has the armlock, turns Kay around and around to headscissor cover, TWO! Kay boots but Deeb blocks to a dragon screw!
Deeb drops elbows on the leg, then turns Kay around to hook up the legs! Deeb slaps Kay to give up an arm, and then the other! Deeb has the inverted surfboard to a cover, TWO! Fans rally and duel as Deeb stands up for the SNAP LOCK! Kay clutches legs but Deeb turns her around. Deeb omoplatas but Kay gets the ropebreak! Deeb lets go fast but Kay gets in her face. Kay shoves but Deeb shoves so Kay SLAPS! Deeb SLAPS back! Kay tackles Deeb and rains down rights! Deeb shoves Kay away, gets to a corner, but Kay CHOPS and punches and stomps away! The ref backs Kay off but she runs back in, but Deeb slips out! Kay hits buckles, Deeb gets her through the ropes! Deeb cranks on the facelock and turns Kay for a hotshot neckbreaker! Fans fire up with Deeb as she gets back in! Gedo Clutch, TWO!
Deeb trips Kay and she rains down those fists in return! Kay turns things around, the two scrap and Deeb gets on top again with more fists! Kay pushes Deeb out of the ring, Deeb comes back fast but into a FLAPJACK HOTSHOT! Kay BOOTS Deeb down and covers, TWO! Fans cheer as Deeb stays in this. Kay grabs Deeb, wraps her up with a chinlock then half straitjacket. Deeb endures as Kay grinds her into the mat. Kay gets the other arm and makes it a full straitjacket! Fans rally as Deeb fights her way up and powers out of the hold. BACKSTABBER! Kay flounders about but Deeb is on her first. But Kay Alabama lifts and moves Deeb around, only for Deeb to counter to an IRON OCTOPUS!
Kay endures, powers out, but Deeb sunset flips! Kay stays up, drags Deeb up and double hand CHOKE BOMBS! Cover, TWO!! Deeb still lives so Kay shifts around to a high stack, TWO! Kay keeps her cool as fans rally up. Kay cranks on Deeb’s neck. Fans rally more as Deeb fights up. Kay has a sleeper hold now but Deeb powers Kay to buckles! And again! Deeb goes a third time and is free to arm-drag Kay away! Deeb runs but Kay picks her up for a SPINE BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Kay doesn’t lose focus, she just drags Deeb up for another chinlock. Deeb endures, fights her way up and arm-drags free again. Kay returns but Deeb dodges, double clotheslines take them both down! Fans fire up as Kay sits up and sputters.
Deeb and Kay slowly rise as the fans rally up again. Deeb kicks Kay first then kicks her again! Deeb reels Kay in for a LARIAT! Deeb rallies with elbows then uppercuts! Kay wobbles, Deeb uppercuts again and snapmares, to a STOMP! Deeb runs to sliding shoulder tackle! Fans fire up more as Deeb wants Kay to get up. Kay stands, into TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Deeb turns Kay for a HANGING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Kay survives but fans rally up for Deeb as she reels Kay in. Deeb underhooks and lifts but no piledriver! Kay Alabama lifts and Alabama SLAMS! Cover, TWO!! Kay grows frustrated as she drags Deeb back up. Kay brings Deeb around, Canadian rack and AK 47!!
But Deeb rolls out of the ring! Kay is furious as she has to fetch Deeb and put her in. Deeb catches her for a DRAGON SCREW! Deeb drags Kay back up, TRAPPED ARM FACEBUSTER! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Kay saves herself but Deeb straddle attacks the leg! Deeb gets the SERENITY NOW LOCK!! Kay taps, Deeb wins!
Winner: Serena Deeb, by submission (still NWA Women’s World Champion)
The fighting champion is 2-0 in title defenses here in Daily’s Place! But wait! Thunder Rosa is here! The previous champion is back in AEW’s venue and heads right to the ring! Deeb holds up the title as she and Rosa go face to face. Will AEW be where these two have their rematch for that title?
Backstage interview with Eddie Kingston and “The Fam.”
This is the most important night in Kingston’s career, but Alexander would like to ask “The Fam” how they feel about this. Sure, why not. Specifically to Butcher, Blade and Bunny, do they think he has what it takes to make Moxley say “I Quit?” Does HE not think Kingston has what it takes? Allie of course knows Kingston will do it and won’t say quit. So stupid. Okay, sorry. Moving on to the Lucha Brothers, do THEY think Kingston has what it takes? Of course! Kingston is: number one, Penta’s best friend; number two, the best in the world; and Fenix has the third, Kingston is capable of anything.
So then to Kingston himself. We saw a very intense confrontation on Dynamite. Is it about the AEW World Championship? Or about making Moxley say those two words? Nothing is more important than the world title. Nothing. Not revenge, not making someone say they quit or beating them half to death. The only title that means anything in the only company that matters, is what matters tonight. Then if he becomes champion tonight, Archer is ready to go after him. is that a concern? Kingston doesn’t care about that. Tonight is just about the championship. Moxley has it, so Archer doesn’t matter. PAC doesn’t matter. Kingston does not care about anything else. Will this dangerous determination and focus be exactly what helps Kingston defeat Moxley?
2020 has been a year of hardships.
But it has also been a year that has made us all stronger. Full Gear will be the culmination and celebration of AEW’s fighting spirt. Tonight, there are no limits for these men and women! It just comes down to who wants it more! Do not underestimate the fortitude of a quiet man, as Darby Allin goes for gold. The games are over as MJF takes on Chris Jericho. The Young Bucks put it all on the line when it comes to the AEW World Tag Team Championships. The Native Beast hungers for gold. Former friends and tag partners fight for the same destiny. And speaking of former friends, THE title stands between them. Welcome to the show!
AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Finals: Kenny Omega VS Hangman Page!
History waits for no one so why wait for this historic showdown? Speaking of which, there is so much history here between The Cleaner and The Cowboy! First they were allies in The Elite, then they were thrown together as tag team partners that then took the gold, but now they’re on choppy waters. Will that friendship still be in one piece after going head to head for a shot at the championship?
Omega’s elaborate entrance changes again. “He prepared for Joey Janela but he beat Sonny Kiss. He trained for Rey Fenix but overcame Penta El Zero M.” Now he is here in the finals of this tournament! He won the IWGP United States Championship tournament. He has held 16 individual singles titles, including his current 13 month reign as AAA Mega Champion. He has headlined more PPV’s, scored more AEW singles wins, and has 8 more years experience than his opponent, Hangman Page. For that matter, Omega is 1-0 against Hangman from before AEW. He is… KENNY! OOOOOOMEEEEGA~! And the Sweepettes are back again! They’re in retro 80’s jazzercise while Omega emerges from the tunnel in his classic Kirito the Black jacket! Hangman is already behind the 8 ball following that, but will he still find a way to do some real Cowboy… stuff?
The bell rings and fans are already fired up for this one! Omega and Hangman approach, and Omega offers a handshake. Hangman doesn’t seem to be in the mood so these two just tie up instead. They go around the ring, corner to corner and around again. Omega headlocks, Hangman powers out and the two collide! They tie up again, Hangman headlocks but Omega powers out, but Hangman runs him over! And again! And Hangman fakes out the dropkick! Omega avoids the sliding lariat but Hangman avoids the V-Trigger to CHOP! Omega CHOPS back! Hangman CHOPS again! Omega CHOPS again! It’s a CHOP fight, and Hangman even CHOPS Omega on the back! And another CHOP to the front! Fans fire up as Hangman runs, but Omega SNAP RANAS!
Hangman bails out but Omega has the Terminator drums going. Omega builds speed, but Hangman knows this trick and intercepts with a BOOT! Hangman scoops and FALL AWAY SLAMS! And kips up! Fans fire up more as Omega goes to the ramp. Fans love this already and Hangman drags Omega up. Omega throws a forearm then bumps Hangman off buckles! Omega goes side to side but Hangman intercepts to SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO! Omega gets away and fans say “This is Awesome!” already! Hangman pursues Omega and CHOPS him at the railing! Hangman brings Omega around and CHOPS him again! The ring count climbs but Hangman sends Omega into railing! Omega turns things around to CHOP, pie face and CHOP! Hangman CHOPS back!
Hangman throws Omega HARD into railing then refreshes the ring count. The ref insists they do this in the ring, there needs to be a winner. Hangman drags Omega up, fans rally and duel as Hangman whips Omega back into the railing! Of course, the railing was against the wall at that point so Omega basically got sent into the wall! Hangman whips again, but Omega goes up to QUEBRADA! Fans are thunderous already as both men are down! Omega gets back in the ring and goes back out to fetch Hangman. Omega puts Hangman in, fans rally for him as he gets in and runs, KOTARO KRUSHER! Cover, TWO! Omega talks to himself and he stalks Hangman to ropes. Omega clubs Hangman but Hangman CHOPS and CHOPS! Omega CHOPS back, Hangman CHOPS and it’s a chop fight! CHOP for CHOP, but Omega knees low.
Omega fireman’s carries, “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” Rolling senton hits but Omega buckles! He still gets up to MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Omega grows frustrated but fans rally up. Omega wraps Hangman in a facelock but Hangman endures. The Terminator drums continue as Omega cranks on the facelock. Omega leans as much as he can on Hangman but Hangman fights up. Hangman throws body shots, CHOPS again, and he got Omega high. Hangman whips, Omega kicks him back then CHOPS in return! Omega whips, Hangman holds ropes but Hangman puts Omega on the outside. TRIANGLE LARIAT! Omega goes flipping off the apron! Fans are fired back up as they continue to rally and duel. Hangman aims, slingshots, but Omega gets clear of the plancha! Omega slides and wrecks Hangman with the dropkick!
The Terminator drums are back again as Omega runs, and FLIES! Direct hit with the tope conjilo! Both men are down at the railing but Omega drags himself up. Those legs must really be bothering him. The ring count is at 5 of 10 but Omega is up and puts Hangman in at 6. Omega follows, climbs up top, and then leaps to missile dropkick Hangman in the back! Cover, TWO! Hangman is still in this but Omega keeps his focus. Fans rally up as Omega drags Hangman up. Hangman grabs ropes but Omega brings him away. Omega hooks arms but Hangman fights back with elbows. Hangman resists the full nelson and runs, but Omega CHOPS him again! Omega tries another full nelson, Hangman breaks but Omega Electric Chairs!
Hangman slips out and tries his own Electric Chair! Omega gets out, throws Hangman out, but Hangman BOOTS back! Hangman aims, but Omega V-TRIGGERS first! Hangman is down on the ramp but Omega aims now. Omega slingshots, but into an Alabama! Omega fights out of that to club away on Hangman’s back! The ref tells them to get back in, but Omega lifts Hangman. Hangman slips out, Omega boots the lariat away and CHOPS again! Omega whips, Hangman reverses, POP-UP BOMB TO THE RAMP! Hangman puts Omega in and picks him back up, ANOTHER POP-UP BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Omega survives but Hangman is too tired to be upset. Both men slowly stir as fans rally back up. Hangman stands first, but Omega anchors a leg.
Hangman stomps Omega over and over until he lets go! Omega gets to ropes, Hangman stalks over, but Omega punches back. Hangman throws haymakers, Omega throws body shots. Hangman throws forearms, Omega throws haymakers! Fans fire up as Hangman and Omega continue to throw hands back and forth! Hangman snarls as he ROCKS Omega! Omega snarls as he throws forearm after forearm! Hangman wobbles, Omega runs, but into a ROLLING ELBOW! Omega wobbles, but he V-TRIGGERS back! Omega underhooks and lifts Hangman, TIGER DRIVER ’98! Cover, TWO!! Hangman survives but Omega is too tired to be upset now! Fans rally up as both men slowly rise again.
Hangman gets to ropes, Omega fires himself up and takes aim. BANG and Omega runs, but Hangman avoids the V-Trigger! Hangman waistlocks, Omega switches, GERMAN SUPLEX! Hangman lands on his feet and ROLLING ELBOWS again! Hangman GERMANS, but Omega lands on HIS feet to return that ROLLING ELBOW! Omega reels Hangman in, SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! But Hangman is up to LARIAT!! Hangman drags Omega up, Alabama lift to DEAD EYE!! Cover, TWO?! “This is Awesome!” and still going as Omega survives! Omega and Hangman slowly rise again and Hangman goes to an apron. Hangman takes off the elbow pad and takes aim. Slingshot, but Omega gets around the Buck Shot to sunset flip! Hangman sits on it, TWO!!
Omega narrowly escapes but Hangman has a wild look in his eye. Hangman goes to the apron again but he has to boot Omega first. Omega catches it to DRAGON SCREW! V-TRIGGER! Hangman flops down but Omega reloads and runs again. Hangman BUCK SHOTS, but MISSES! V-TRIGGER! V-TRIGGER!! Omega drags Hangman up to an Electric Chair, folds him, ONE WINGED ANGEL! Cover, Omega wins!!
Winner: Kenny Omega, by pinfall
The Cleaner conquers the Cowboy again, 2-0 in the series! Now that Omega has won the contender’s tournament, is it just a given that he’ll become AEW World Champion? As for Hangman, will it be a long road back to an opportunity like this one?
Orange Cassidy VS John Silver!
If not for the interference of The Dark Order’s Number 4, this card might have been very different. Instead of Freshly Squeezed defending the TNT Championship against Darby Allin, he’ll have to settle for settling the score with Silver. Will Cassidy come out on top against this hyperactive muscular hamster?
The bell rings and the ref helps Cassidy with removing the glasses. Silver and Cassidy circle as fans rally up already. Silver steps to Cassidy and talks some trash. “I’m FREAKIN’ JACKED, baby!” What’s Orange got? Don’t put your hands in your pockets! NO NO NO! Too late. Silver is frustrated already and fans rally up. Silver powers up but Cassidy dodges the fist to snapmare Silver down, and then sits to thumbs up with him. Then ghost pin! TWO, but Cassidy asks Silver to wait. Cassidy puts his hands back in his pockets. And unleashes the shin kicks! Silver says those don’t hurt! It’s so dumb! But Cassidy dodges to dropkick Silver down then kip right up! Silver scoops Cassidy and slams him down! Silver takes the hands out of Cassidy’s pockets, then RIPS the pockets out!!
Silver feels like he’s already won and then he stomps away on Cassidy! Fans boo as Silver EATS the pockets?! Well, tries to, anyway. Silver goes back to Cassidy and KICKS him right down! Cassidy gets to a corner while Silver double guns. Silver stalks over to Cassidy and brings him up for big forearms! Silver TOSSES Cassidy across the ring! Fans duel as Silver double guns again. Silver goes after Cassidy in another corner, drags him up and TOSSES him back the other way! Cassidy ends up in the corner again while Silver flexes more. Silver stalks Cassidy but fans troll him with “You Suck!” Silver stomps Cassidy while fans duel. Silver’s fans are mostly just the Heel wrestlers ringside, though. Silver whips Cassidy corner to corner but Cassidy boots back!
Cassidy runs, tilt-o-whirls, but Silver blocks to suplex, SNAP BRAIN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Cassidy survives but Silver keeps his focus. Silver drags Cassidy up, KICKS him back down, then flexes again. Cassidy sits up but Silver drags him up to KICK him back down! Silver actually wants to hear the boos and jeers as he paces about. Silver brings Cassidy up, puts him in a corner, and whips him corner to corner HARD! Cassidy hits buckles then hits the mat, Silver covers, ONE! Silver is annoyed but fans rally up for “Freshly Squeezed!” Silver brings Cassidy up to whip him corner to corner hard again! Silver still flexes on Cassidy as he stalks him again. Another whip corner to corner, but Cassidy tumbles out and bumps Silver back! And then off more buckles! And more buckles!
Cassidy climbs, leaps, and CROSSBODIES! Cassidy keeps moving, tilt-o-whirl to the DDT! Cover, TWO! Silver survives but Cassidy keeps his cool. Cassidy goes back to a corner, goes back up top, calls for the flips, but Silver ROCKS him first! Silver climbs up, brings Cassidy up and lifts, but Cassidy resists! Cassidy throws body shots, shoves Silver down, then adjusts. Silver gets back up to enziguri first! And then Silver gorilla presses with ONE arm! He tosses Cassidy to ropes, runs and BOOTS! Then the torture rack to the Spin Doctor, but Cassidy tilt-o-whirls through to headscissor! Silver gets up, but Cassidy scoops him for the MICHINOKU! Cover, TWO!! Silver survives and Cassidy is surprised!
Fans argue the count on behalf of Cassidy and Silver but Cassidy brings Silver up. Cassidy vows to end it, Alabama lift, but Silver fights out to club him down! Silver KICKS Cassidy and KICKS him again, and again! Cassidy goes down but kips right up while Silver flexes! The armband comes off but Silver dodges Orange Punch to roll up! TWO, backslide but Silver slips out to KICK, KICK and KICK! Suplex, but STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Cassidy runs, but into a BOOT! Silver torture racks, for SPIN DOCTOR SLAM! Cover, TWO!?! Silver can’t believe Cassidy survived! Cassidy goes to a corner, Silver powers up and gives a shout out to Brodie Lee! Discus MISSES, ORANGE PUNCH! BEACH BREAK! Cover, Cassidy wins!
Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall
The Sloth is victorious! Will the Dark Order leave him alone after this? Or will they only go after him with more fervor?
AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes VS Darby Allin!
The American Nightmare is putting the pressure on the #Relentless now that he’s a sophomore, not a freshman. Darby wants to prove the naysayers wrong, but he’s up against “The Prince of Professional Wrestling.” Will Darby dethrone the prince and take the title to prove himself right?
Darby has a ride into the arena, and he SMASHES the windshield with his skateboard to make a point! Cody has his usual extravagant entrance, with Nightmare Family by his side. The introductions are made as Cody finally has his last name back, and that alone is exciting for the fans! Then the belt is raised, and the battle to be “The Face of TNT” begins!
Cody and Darby step right to each other, stare down, and fans are fired up already! Darby doesn’t back down or even look away. Cody backs up to circle with Darby, feel out the grapple, and then tie up. Cody wrenches, wristlocks, hammerlocks, and shoves Darby away. Darby keeps his cool, even as Cody flexes at him. The two circle again, fans rally up, and the two tie up. Cody wrenches to a hammerlock but Darby switches that around. Cody trips Darby with a leg, but then he offers a hand to help him up. Darby rolls back to his feet on his own. Fans cheer as the two circle again. Cody shows off with a cartwheel but Darby doesn’t flinch. The two feel out the grapple, Cody reels Darby in for the waistlock and slam! Darby gets up but Cody picks him up again.
Darby gets around, Cody switches, too, but Darby switches back to SLAP Cody! Cody goes right at Darby, Darby dodges and redirects Cody to handspring! The two stare down again as fans cheer. Cody goes outside, talks it out with Coach Arn Anderson. Arn tells Cody to use his size advantage here. Cody returns to the ring and fans rally up. Cody and Darby tie up, Darby waistlocks but Cody grabs a leg to trip him up! Cody offers the hand again, Darby takes it to reel Cody in! LA MAGISTROL, TWO! Cody bails out, Darby fakes him out! And then DIVES anyway! Direct hit from behind and fans are fired up! Darby puts Cody in, climbs up top but Cody CLUBS him down! Cody hammerlocks Darby before he brings him down for a back suplex TOSS to the ramp!
Darby writhes and clutches the arm! The ref checks on Darby but Darby refuses to give up. The ring count begins, Darby drags himself back into the ring, but Cody is on him with a cover, TWO! Cody keeps on Darby with a big forearm! Cody slams Darby’s bad arm on the mat, then grabs it to wrench around into a keylock. Darby endures, moves around, but Cody STOMPS the arm! Cody stalks Darby to a corner as fans rally up. Cody brings Darby up but Darby headbutts low. Darby’s arm prevents him whipping Cody, and Cody BOOTS Darby down! Cover, TWO! Cody keeps on Darby with another cover, TWO! Arn coaches Cody more, and Cody stomps the arm again. And again! Darby gets to a corner, Cody wraps the arm around the ropes! The ref counts and Cody lets up at 4.
Cody runs corner to corner but into boots! Darby gets the arm but his backslide is undone by the bad arm! Cody hip tosses Darby to short arm scissor! Darby moves around to a cover, TWO! Cody keeps on the arm scissor but Darby endures. Fans rally, Cody cranks on the hammerlock but Darby keeps clawing with the good arm. Cody gets that good arm for a recliner cover, TWO! Cody looms over Darby but backs off to let him get up. Darby grabs at a leg but Cody clubs Darby down. Cody wants the ref to check that arm. Cody then STOMPS the arm anyway! Cody drags Darby back up, hammerlocks again, then back suplexes, only for Darby to slip out! Darby whips but Cody reverses, only for Darby to springboard, but Cody YANKS Darby down!
Cody puts Darby in a Rings of Saturn style double armlock! Fans rally as Darby endures and moves around! Darby gets the ropebreak with a foot! Cody lets go at 4, does some push-ups to show off, but even Arn barks at him to stop that. Cody needs to take Darby serious and finish him off! Fans rally for Darby as Cody stalks behind Darby. Cody drags Darby up, fireman’s carries him to the top rope, and says he does respect Darby. That’s why he’s doing this! Cody throws haymakers, then gets up top to hoist Darby onto his shoulder. Canadian rack and hammerlock, SUPER POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives but Cody is after the arm again! Darby has a ropebreak so the ref counts. Cody lets off but the arm is going up top again. MOONSAULT, but he FLOPS as Darby moves!
Darby is in the corner, Cody runs in but Darby dodges! Darby springboards but into a waistlock! Darby spins out to SLAP, headbutt, and YOSHI TONIC! Cover, TWO!! Cody survives the rush but Darby gets to a corner. Darby drags himself up and wants Cody to stand. Cody does stand, but he ducks the clothesline to SUPERKICK! Cody learned much from the Bucks! Cody brings Darby up but Darby grabs the ropes! A buckle pad comes loose, Darby dodges and Cody hits the bare steel! Darby rolls Cody up, TWO!! Cody survives hitting hard but fans rally up both ways. Darby climbs up, Cody hurries and CLUBS him down! Cody BITES Darby’s forearm!? The ref reprimands but Cody climbs up behind Darby. Cody positions himself and Darby sideways, SUPER CROSS RHODES?!?
Darby goes tumbling, Cody hurries over to cover him, ROPEBREAK! Darby’s arm is under the rope so Darby is safe! Cody can’t believe it and even Arn protests! But the fans are fired up for Darby as he is still in this! Cody drags Darby away from the ropes, puts him in a drop zone, and goes up again. Darby CLUBS Cody then climbs on for a sleeper hold! Cody carries Darby as a backpack as he still goes up top! SUPER BACKPACK SENTON! Both men are down but Darby flops out of the ring. Cody leaves him as Arn tells Darby to be smart and stay down. The ring count climbs and reaches 5 of 10. Darby doesn’t stir until 7, fans rally up for him and he’s in at 9.9!! Cody seethes, fires himself up, and brings Darby back up.
Cody scoop slams Darby down then tells him to stay down. Darby refuses and he starts getting up. Cody scoops and slams Darby even harder! Darby doesn’t stay down, no matter what Cody says! Cody scoops, slams a third time, and yet Darby is still moving. Cody kicks at Darby, but Darby eggs him on. Cody whips Darby, pops him up to a gorilla press, for a BIG slam! Cover, TWO! Darby refuses to give in and Cody grows annoyed. Fans rally for Darby as Cody grabs the weight belt! Cody brings it over to Darby but the ref tells him not to use that. Darby sits up, Cody drops the belt, but Darby uses it to trip Cody! Jackknife cover, TWO!!
Darby fires off hands, Cody runs, Beautiful Disaster CAUGHT! LAST SUPPER! TWO!! Cody staggers up, Darby redirects him, THROWBACK STUNNER! Cody is down and Darby heads up top! COFFIN DROP!! Cover, TWO!?! Fans are thunderous as Darby is beside himself. Darby drags Cody up with one good arm, throws forearms, but Cody BOOTS and dragon sleepers! Darby drops, Cody sits on him, TWO! Darby has the cover, TWO! Cody has it, TWO! Darby has it again, DARBY WINS!!
Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall (NEW AEW TNT Champion)
No one is more shocked than Cody! Darby got the better of Cody at the end there, but Cody snatches the belt from the ref. Cody and Arn look to each other and are both clearly confused and frustrated. But Cody has the music quiet down, and he looks to Darby. Darby manages to get to his feet, and Cody personally hands the belt over. Darby is certainly emotional but fans tell him, “You Deserve It!” Darby takes the belt, and the moment of triumph is complete! Are we witnessing the start of Darby’s-
Wait, here comes Taz… “I swear to God, I need a plastic bag, because I’m going to vomit. Enough with the emotions, the hugging, the tears, all of this crap! MAN UP! So what? You won the TNT Championship! I would say act like you been there before, but you’ve never been there before!” So Darby and “the prince of pro-wrestling” can go take their “b*tch asses” to the back. Yeah, you heard him, EVP. But here comes TEAM Taz! They barrel past Arn, get in the ring, Cage CLOBBERS Darby then he and Starks mug Cody! Cage CLOBBERS Darby again, then he feeds Cody to Starks’ SPEAR! But they both want the TNT title belt. Taz gest them to calm down. He holds the belt for them both and has them finish the job on Darby.
Cage hauls Darby up and around the back, and then drops him down near the Full Gear panel. That’s the same kind of panel as last year’s unsanctioned match with Moxley and Omega! And we all know what happens getting thrown in there! Cody hurries and fights Cage and Starks but that’s 2v1! Cage whips Cody into railing, then hauls Darby up to throw him INTO the Full Gear paneling! Fans boo but Cage isn’t done, he drags Darby right out of the wreckage. They go to Darby’s car! Starks is up top already as Cage puts Darby on the hood. Starks opens the door, Cage puts an arm inside, but here comes WILL HOBBS!!
The Embodiment of Willpower chases Team Taz off! Hobbs is making it clear now more than ever that he is NOT joining Team Taz! Darby has been spared, but will he be able to last long with The Machine AND Absolute after him?
Backstage interview with The Natural Nightmares.
They were attacked the last time they were talking backstage, but QT Marshall doesn’t want to talk Butcher and Blade, he wants to call out Allie. She used QT to infiltrate the Nightmare Family not because she was bored, but because she knows the Nightmare Family is THE most prolific family in wrestling today! And Blade is playing victim that his wife was with QT? Oh please. If it wasn’t QT, it’d be someone else, because Blade doesn’t have his house in order.
Dustin wants to set this straight. There have been many successful women who have come through this sport. Allie is NOT one of them! This coming Dynamite, Dustin asked Tony Khan and he approved, their match with The Butcher & Blade is now a BUNK HOUSE MATCH! And if you don’t know what that is, you are about to learn! This Wednesday, Butcher will be gasping for air trying to keep up as Dustin kicks his ass, because he won’t even last 10 minutes! Understand that, punks! This is war! Who is going down in AEW’s first ever Bunk House Match?
AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida VS Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero!
Double Or Nothing 2020 was an epic showdown, and the Full Metal Warrior was the one to finally dethrone the Native Beast! But it also feels like a lifetime ago, especially for Nyla, who has maintained a top ranking in the division even after that defeat. Will Shida regret making Nyla wait? Or will this rematch prove Shida is still a beastslayer?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and the two get right in each other’s face before the bell! The ref has them back off long enough to ring the bell, and then Shida and Nyla fire off! Shida gets the edge, Nyla swings back but Shida gets around to fire off more forearms! Shida dodges again, throws more forearms then a headbutt! Nyla blocks the suplex, shoves Shida away but runs into a boot! Shida runs, dropkicks Nyla into ropes, then keeps moving to dropkick her down! Shida keeps moving to KNEE her against the ropes! Cover, ONE!! Shida keeps on Nyla with forearms and fans rally up. Nyla blocks the whip, whips but Shida blocks! Nyla whips and Shida holds ropes, then she dumps Nyla out! Vickie freaks out as Shida aims and KICKS the legs out!
Shida goes out to club away on Nyla, then turns her over to throw elbows. Shida gets space, runs in and KNEES Nyla down! Shida brings Nyla up and throws her into railing! The ref counts, Shida refreshes the count and brings out a chair! Shida sets the chair up, takes aim and fires up, but Nyla CLOBBERS her first! Nyla kicks the chair away, but gets an idea of her own. Nyla goes around and brings out a TABLE! The ref gets out to stop that, so Nyla puts the table away. Nyla gets a chair but the ref again reprimands. Nyla and Vickie are upset, Nyla goes back around the way, Shida LEAPS off the chair to KNEE Nyla into barriers! The barriers topple over and Nyla tumbles! Shida clubs away on Nyla but the ref tells her to back down.
The ref checks on Nyla, but Vickie SMACKS Shida with her own kendo stick! That’s a Guerrero for you! Nyla drags Shida up and throws her into railing! Shida clutches her knee but Nyla stomps her down. Nyla drags Shida up, brings her around and knees her down. Nyla lifts the apron skirt, drags Shida over and puts the bad leg through the ring frame! Nyla pulls on the leg and Vickie laughs as the ref counts! Nyla lets go and Shida clutches the leg but Nyla puts Shida in the ring. Nyla brings Shida to the corner and pulls her into the post. Nyla SLAMS the bad leg into the post! Nyla tells us watching at home that Shida is going to be the OLD champion. Shida hobbles but Nyla chop blocks her down! Vickie applauds but Shida fights back. Nyla stomps and stomps, then DDT’s the leg! Cover, TWO!
Shida is still in this but Vickie is furious about the count. Nyla drags Shida up, scoops her and slams her! Nyla runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Shida survives but Nyla drags her back up for clubbing hands. Nyla has the bad leg, steps over and has the Half Crab! Nyla hammers the leg at the same time as Shida endures! Fans rally as Nyla BITES the leg! Nyla stomps Shida, drags her to a corner and heads up top. Shida stands to SHORYUKEN! Shida climbs up, even with the bad leg. Nyla fights back to SUPER GOURD BUSTER! Nyla adjusts to SENTON, but she FLOPS as Shida moves! Shida dropkicks Nyla in the back! And sliding forearms her down! Cover, TWO!
Shida fires up and the fans rally with her. Shida brings Nyla up, but Nyla blocks the suplex. Shida throws body shots, and somehow suplexes Nyla up and over!! Cover, TWO! Vickie protests but Shida gets up first. Fans rally with “Holy Shida!” as Shida runs, but Nyla SWATS the bad leg! Vickie applauds as Nyla drags Shida up. Nyla back suplexes, Shida lands on her feet but her bad leg slows her down. Shida crossbodies and topples Nyla over! Nyla blocks the suplex and CLAWS the knee! Nyla drags Shida up for a SLAM! Cover, TWO! Shida is still in this! Nyla drags Shida up, sticks her on the ropes, and then climbs a corner. With Shida backwards like this, Nyla GUILLOTINE KNEES Shida’s knee! Cover, TWO!! Shida survives but Nyla drags her to the ropes.
Nyla stands on the bad leg but lets off at the ref’s count. To then DROP down on the leg! Fans still rally for Shida but Nyla sets the leg on the ropes again. Nyla climbs but Shida gets up to throw forearms! Shida climbs up with one good leg, drags Nyla up to join her, but Nyla shoves her down. Shida comes back to throw more haymakers, then she bumps Nyla off the buckle over and over! Nyla is stick, Shida BOOTS her down to the ramp! Shida climbs up now, Nyla rises slowly, Shida’s missile dropkick knocks Nyla down! Nyla staggers up, Shida gets back up top, another missile dropkick! Cover, TWO!! Shida fires up and tries to run but the leg slows her down. Nyla CLOBBERS Shida! Nyla drags her up, BEAST BOMB!! Cover, but Nyla lets off?!
Nyla is making a point, as she bows and then flips Shida off. Nyla runs, TAMASHI! She sits on Shida, ONE?!? Vickie is furious so Nyla brings Shida up again. Shida BACK DROPS Nyla?! Shida runs corner to corner, for a KNEE! Shida hoists Nyla up top again, climbs up to join her, and SUPER FALCON ARROWS!! Cover, but SHIDA lets off?! Shida has a sinister smile as she wants to hurt Nyla. Shida runs but Vickie swipes at her! Nyla CLOBBERS Shida from behind! Nyla drags Shida up, Vickie has the kendo stick but the ref takes it from her! Shida slips off and shoves Nyla INTO Vickie! And then sends Nyla into the wall! And into railing! Shida puts Nyla in, brings her up, and suplexes again, FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!!
Nyla survives but Shida isn’t letting off! Shida runs, TAMASHI!! Cover, TWO!?!? Nyla survives and Shida is growing frustrated. Shida runs again, and BLINDSIDE TAMASHIS! POINT-BLANK KNEE! And another! And another!! And ANOTHER!! Cover, Shida wins!!
Winner: Hikaru Shida, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)
Vickie shrieks in fury! Not even she could help Nyla find a way to break the champion! Shida has slayed the Native Beast once again, has she finally moved past her and on to newer challengers? As for Vickie, she joins Nyla in the ring, and yells at her?! How is this Nyla’s fault?! Because Nyla wasn’t listening to her, apparently. Nyla gets mad back at Vickie but Vickie SLAPS her! Vickie calls Nyla “pathetic” and then storms off. Are the Vicious Vixens over? Or is Nyla going to concede the point to Vickie’s age and experience?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Young Bucks!
This dream match has been building even before AEW was a company. Even before Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood were simply known as “FTR,” there has been a war of words between them and the Jackson boys, as well as countless hours of debate by both their peers and fans. Things only escalated after FTR joined AEW, and it was only compounded by how the Bucks saw themselves. Failure is not an option, but if that were to happen, the Bucks vow to swear off these tag titles for all time! Will Matt and Nick win when it’s all or nothing? Or will Cash and Dax #FortifyTheirReign using the Bucks’ legacy as a cornerstone?
Despite Tully being banned from ringside, he still sees his guys to the ring. Tully leaves willingly, the introductions are made, the belts are raised, and this dream match come true with incredibly high stakes finally begins!
The fans are fired up already as Matt, bad leg and all, starts with Cash. And as such, Matt is careful not to let Cash get the leg as they circle. Cash and Matt tie up but break fast out of the deadlock. They go again, Matt headlocks but Cash gets the leg! Matt boots him away but Cash comes back. Matt boots him away again, but Cash tries a third time! Again Matt kicks Cash away and Cash bails out in frustration. FTR regroups and talks it over while Matt dares them to come back. Cash gets back in as fans rally and duel. Matt and Cash tie up, Cash arm triangles and powers Matt to the corner. Tag to Dax but Nick jumps in to keep things 2v2! The ref has them back down and FTR hugs it out. Matt tags Nick and now Nick and Dax circle. Fans rally, Cash swipes at Nick but Nick stares him down.
Nick and Dax tie up, Dax headlocks and hits the takeover. Dax grinds the headlock, Nick fights up but can’t power out. Nick endures, fights up again and powers out this time, but Dax runs him over! Things speed up, Nick hurdles and goes for a hip toss only for Dax to hip toss him! Dax goes after Nick but Nick boots him away. Dax comes back again, Nick scoops and SLAMS him! But Dax boots Nick now and hits another headlock takeover! Nick headscissors, Dax pops out but Nick arm-drags Dax down! Fans cheer that fast exchange as Nick grinds the arm. Dax moves around and fights up, then pulls hair! Tag to Cash but Nick arm-drags Cash already! Nick wrenches to an elbow breaker, tags Matt, and the Bucks double wrench and CHOP!
The Bucks double whip, elbow FTR down hard, and then fist drop and splash combo! Cover, TWO! Matt stays on Cash’s arm, wrenches and wristlocks, then tags Nick. Nick goes up top and drops ax handles on the arm! Nick wrenches the arm but Cash ROCKS him with that right! Cash stomps Nick, tags Dax, and Cash feeds Nick to Dax’s knee! Dax then throws CHOPS but Nick hits back! They brawl in the corner, Dax bumps Nick off buckles and CHOPS him again! Dax throws more haymakers, whips Nick corner to corner but Nick elbows him away! Nick goes up the corner to moonsault over Dax, then hip tosses him down! Nick dropkicks Dax, Cash gets in but gets a dropkick! Dax fakes out the dropkick! Nick clutches a knee now, and Matt protests as FTR gets in to bring Nick up.
FTR double whips, Nick flips up and over their double clothesline, and Matt gets in, DOUBLE RANAS! Matt and Nick double ground ‘n’ pound, too! FTR push the Bucks away but the Bucks double dropkick them out of the ring! Cash is on the apron but the Bucks hit him with the classic headscissor dropkick! Fans fire up for the Bucks as Nick tags Matt. Matt hurries after Dax but Dax kicks the bad leg! Dax pushes Matt into the post, but Matt dodges and Dax punches post! Matt puts Dax in, brings him up and goes after the bad hand! Dax resists so Matt unleashes punches and stomps! The ref counts, Matt lets off for a moment, but then goes after Dax’s hand! Dax’s hand is wounded and bleeding from punching post and Matt goes after said wound!
The ref counts, Matt lets off at 4, and he brings Dax over. Tag to Nick, Nick climbs up and dumdum stomps the hand! Nick goes after the hand himself, puts it in the corner, inside the gap of the buckle pad! Matt tags in and fires off kick after kick on the trapped hand! The ref counts, Matt lets off and Dax falls over, clutching the battered hand! Matt gets up, wrenches the bad wrist but Dax kicks low. Dax throws forearms, scoops and slams Matt down, then drops an elbow. Matt avoids it, then the other, and gets to the apron. Cash steps in but Matt DECKS him! Dax kicks Matt, but Matt bumps Dax off buckles. Matt climbs up as Dax flounders, Matt MOONSAULTS but lands on his feet as Dax moves! The bad leg jams but Matt throws hands!
Dax throws Matt into the ropes! Matt flops out of the ring, clutches his leg, and Nick come sover to coach his brother up. Dax’s bad hand is really bloody so he tags in Cash. Cash jumps down to club Matt, then he throws uppercuts! Cash CHOPS Matt, gets the leg and trips him up to drop elbows! Cash refreshes the count then slams the leg into railing! Dax bandages his hand up while Cash puts Matt in. Cash stomps the bad leg, drags Matt up by his hair and beard, and then punches him back down. Cash drags Matt around, tags Dax, and Cash hooks a leg. Dax runs to shove Cash over to add onto the SNAP LOCK! Dax drops the elbow, the leg and the headbutt! Cover, TWO! Dax drags Matt around, has a standing toehold on the bad leg, and he wrenches tight on the leg.
Matt fights but can’t get Dax to let go. Dax drags Matt away, tags Cash, and FTR drags Matt over to the post. Cash SLAMS the leg into the post! Matt flops down, Cash gets in and pushes Nick around. The ref keeps Nick back while Matt writhes on the outside. Fans jeer FTR with “You Suck!” Matt gets in the ring, Cash clubs away on him and drags him by his bad leg. Cash wraps the leg up again for another SNAP LOCK! Matt endures, cries in pain, but Cash wrenches the leg more and more! Matt keeps kicking but Cash punches him down! Matt kicks and kicks, and he gets Cash to let off. Dax tags in, stays between the bucks and he throws hands. Matt fights back, decks Cash but Dax drop toeholds! Dax reaches for Cash but Matt boots him into the POST! As if that corner hasn’t done enough to everyone in this match!
Cash goes after Nick but Nick punches him down! They brawl on the apron but Nick misses his chance to tag Matt! Dax BLASTS Nick off the apron, then hoists Matt up top! Dax climbs up top, and hits a SUPERPLEX! All four men are down, but Cash LEAPS in, but Matt gets his knees up! Cash crashes and burns but Matt is still alone with Dax. Matt cradle counters, TWO! Dax avoids disaster then throws Matt out of the ring. Cash gets back up, tags in, and goes after Matt with a LEAP, but Matt moves! Cash crashes into railing! Dax gets Cash back in and tags back in, but he narrowly stops Matt from reaching Nick! Matt fights, reaches, and sunset flips Dax, TWO! Cash grabs at Matt, Matt scrambles under, and ends up in the FTR corner. Cash runs in but Matt tosses him out HIGH and hard!
Dax storms up but Matt bobs ‘n’ weaves, then fakes Dax out to the DDT! Both men are down and the fans are thunderous! Matt crawls but so does Dax. Hot tags to Cash and Nick! Nick fires off with haymakers on FTR, then dodges to SUPER FOREARM Cash! Dax kicks Nick but Nick kicks Dax! Nick kicks Cash, cartwheels out but Dax avoids the moonsault! Cash hurries over but Nick unleashes his kick combo! Roundhouse, spin back kick, spinning roundhouse, and then he gives FTR the BULLDOG LARIAT COMBO! Fans are fired up for Nick as he brings Cash up and into the ring. Nick has the fans rally more as he climbs up top. Nick leaps to crossbody! Cash rolls through and dead lifts, tag to Dax! FTR sets Nick up, HART ATTACK! Cover, TWO!! Nick survives and FTR grows frustrated.
Dax drags Nick up, hoists him up top, then CHOPS him! Dax climbs up, Cash tags in, but Nick slips out! CHEEKY NANDOS for Dax! Nick avoids Cash’s leap, Matt tags in but Cash shoves Nick. Nick goes up and over, and baits Cash into the SPEAR! Nick hits a SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO! Fans rally again as Matt grits his teeth. Matt hobbles but fires up all the same. Matt drags Cash up, puts one out, but can’t lift because of the leg! Cash whips Matt away but runs into a boot! Matt goes up but Cash clubs him! Cash Electric Chairs, Dax tags in, BULLDOG DOOMSDAY! Cash SPEARS Nick off the corner! Dax covers Matt, TWO!! “This is Awesome!” because it’s still going! Cash regroups with Dax and they whip Matt. Nick SUPERKICKS Cash!
Matt sunset flips Dax but Dax rolls through, so Nick SUPERKICKS Dax! Matt flapjacks Cash into Nick’s CUTTER! Was that 3D?! Tag to Nick, TWIST OF FATE to SWANTON BOMB! Cover, TWO!! More great tag team references but it’s still not over! Fans rally up as Nick tags Matt back in. The Bucks call for the Superkick Party, but Cash CLOBBERS Matt’s bad leg! Nick goes out to PENALTY KICK Cash! Nick springboards but Dax catches the seated senton to rebound and POWERBOMB! But Matt rolls Dax to a ghost pin, TWO!!! So close and yet so far! Matt and Dax both throw forearms, and again! Dax JABS, JABS, JABS, and ROCKS him with a right! But that’s the bad hand, too!
Matt fires off furious fists from all sides, and CHOPS, CHOPS, CHOPS! Matt spinning back kicks, but that’s the bad leg! Dax gets up, swings but Matt dodges! Matt superkicks but Dax blocks! Dax shoves Matt, SUPERKICK and fist collide! Both men go down from the pain in their own limbs! Fans fire up as Matt and Dax slowly rise. They glare at each other, get to their feet, and Dax DECKS Matt! Dax crawls to his corner, tags Cash back in, and Cash wants to reference THAT team! They aim at Matt, DIY VICE!! Cover, TWO!?! Matt survives and Cash is beside himself! Cash drags Matt over, tags Dax, and Dax drags Matt up. Cash climbs up, but Nick shoves him down to the ramp! Matt trips Dax, catapults him into Nick’s gamangiri! Cash returns, Nick goes up and leaps, CANNONBALL to the stage!
Matt gets Dax’s legs, steps through, and SHARPSHOOTERS! Dax endures as Matt sits deep, but Matt can’t keep him from the ropebreak! Nick SUPERKICKS Dax down! Matt has the Sharpshooter again! Nick drgas Cash away for his OWN SHARPSHOOTER! FTR reach for each other, that’s a ropebreak technically. But the Bucks drag them away from each other! Matt sits DEEP but the bad leg gives up! Nick lets Cash go, too, and the fans hope these teams “Fight Forever!” A standing count begins on Dax and Matt, but Cash is in the wrong corner! Matt brings Dax over, tags Nick, and Matt fireman’s carries! But no bang for Bucks as the leg gives up again.
Matt and Dax end up in a corner, Nick runs in to SHINING WIZARD Dax! Matt STOMPS the bad hand! Dax begs for mercy but Matt references the Villain with the FINGER SNAP! B T E TRIGGER!! Cover, Cash breaks it?! Cash saves FTR but Nick clotheslines him out hard! Nick tags Matt back in and then Nick LEAPS out to take down Cash with the Escalara Plancha! Matt gets a chair? This isn’t going to help them win at all! Dax dares Matt to do something with that chair, but Nick tells Matt to stop! Matt is conflicted, but he throws the chair away to scoop Dax! But Cash POWERBOMBS Nick into the timekeeper’s area!! Dax reverses the gut wrench to one of his own, tag to Cash, MIND BREAKER!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!!! Cash had forgotten about the outside leg!
Fans are electric as Cash goes after the leg! Cash takes off the boot and even the sock to stomp the foot itself! Tag to Dax, Dax ties up the legs in a deathlock and Cash goes up, FLYING STOMP!! Dax then laces the legs up for a TRAILER HITCH! Matt crawls to the ropes but Cash DIVES at Nick, only to MISS! Nick gets up top, and he 450 SPLASHES Dax! Matt is free, he crawls to cover Dax, TWO!?! Dax survives and Matt is beside himself! Fans rally up again as Matt clutches his leg. Nick helps Matt get to his corner but Cash SUPERKICKS Nick?! Nick falls out of the ring and Cash helps Dax to his corner. Cash tags in, and he has Matt all to himself now.
Cash Too Sweets then flips Matt off before he SUPERKICKS Matt down! Cash doesn’t cover, he wants to go for broke! SPRINGBOARD 450 but it FLOPS!! Matt fires up and hobbles to SUPERKICK Cash down!! Cover, THE BUCKS WIN!!
Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall (NEW AEW World Tag Team Champions)
The Bucks thrive under pressure, and they showed they could finally, truly, without question, get it done! And Kenny Omega comes out to celebrate with his friends! Hangman lingers at the tunnel, feeling awkward about wanting to join them. Omega helps Matt up to his feet and raises his hand in victory! But the Bucks may have suffered more damage than we know. Will this prove to be a Pyrrhic victory tonight?
The Elite Deletion: Matt Hardy VS Sammy Guevara!
To say this rivalry has escalated to a dangerous level is an understatement. A near death experience in the Broken Rules match wasn’t enough, and now the HARDY COMPOUND will be their battlefield! Will Hardy DELETE the Spanish God? Or will Sammy redefine what it means for Hardy to be broken?
Sammy cruises down the highway in a custom golf cart. Hardy is on the phone. It’s almost time, but Hardy has this “premoneeshun.” If he calls them, they have to be here ASAP. Whoever he’s calling agrees and Hardy hangs up. Sammy runs over a toy monster truck as he pulls into the compound perimeter. And NEO1 is there to greet him. Sammy says hi. “You were dumb AF to come.” Hardy welcomes “Samuel” via hologram. Welcome… to his DEMISE! Disabling cart. Sammy’s ride is stuck, as Hardy brings out a REAL monster truck! Halloween Havoc, eat your heart out! Straitjacket runs the cart over! “That was ORGASMIC~!” Hardy hops out and says THAT was a squash! But Sammy wasn’t in the cart! He grabs a trash can and SMASHES Hardy!
A ref appears and a bell rings from somewhere, and Sammy climbs up the monster truck tires to MOONSAULT onto Hardy! Cover, TWO! Sammy SMASHES Hardy with the can again, then stalks after him into the woods. Sammy tosses the can and knocks Hardy down with it! Sammy bumps Hardy off a tree, then CLUBS him to the road. Hardy keeps going, Sammy brings him around for a suplex, but Hardy resists and reverses to suplex Sammy down! Cover, TWO! Hardy brings Sammy around to grind him into the tree! Hardy then whips Sammy into another tree and knocks some bark off! They end up closer to the house and Hardy whips Sammy into the trash barrels. Hardy brings Sammy to the lawn but Sammy kicks, only to be blocked. Hardy spins Sammy but Sammy HEEL KICKS down!
Sammy says “It’s my house now! Daddy’s home!” Sammy drags Hardy up, brings him further along and snap suplexes him onto the grass. Cover, TWO! Hardy staggers away but Sammy clubs him towards the fountain. Sammy rains down rights but Hardy pushes him away. Sammy comes back to tells Hardy he’ll be deleted! He puts Hardy’s face in the water, but Hardy brings out something to smack Sammy with! Is that some kind of skull on a stick? Hardy SMACKS Sammy with it more! Sammy staggers away and Hardy hits Sammy with the “scepter of Mephistopheles” more! Sammy gasps, ducks the scepter attack this time and kicks back. Hardy counter punches and DECKS Sammy!
Hardy brings Sammy up and elbows him over and over. They find Hardy’s training ring and he whips Sammy hard into the apron! Hardy rains down furious fists all over, then drags Sammy up. “You asked for this!” Hardy puts Sammy in the ring, Sammy goes to a corner and Hardy runs in but misses! Sammy rams in, enziguris hard, then springboards, into a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Hardy goes out while Sammy sputters, and Hardy puts a TABLE in the ring! Hardy sets the table up and Sammy crawls to a corner. Hardy goes after Sammy, brings him up and over, but Sammy fights back. Hardy clubs Sammy down, and says “It’s OVA!” POWERBOMB through the table!! Cover, but who is this breaking it up!? Ortiz?! Ortiz followed Sammy out here, as has Santana!
Proud ‘n’ Powerful beat Hardy down, but Hardy grabs a walkie talkie to signal his allies! Private Party say the reinforcements are on the way! PNP puts Hardy in the ring but Hardy fights back! That’s still 2v1 and PNP double back suplex! Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy arrive as PNP feeds Hardy to Sammy! Sammy hits a TWIST OF FATE! But Quen and Kassidy make it to the ring! Sammy goes up top, but then shove him down! Private Party and PNP brawl now while Hardy pursues Sammy. Hardy brings out an arsenal of FIREWORKS! Sammy SPEARS Hardy down and they each get a roman candle! They head off while PNP and Private Party continue to brawl! Santana GERMAN SUPLEXES Quen!
Hardy sings a little song, “A hunting I will go,” and he lights up the roman candle! PEW PEW PEW! PNP gets down so as not to be a casualty of war! Sammy lights his candle and aims back at Hardy! PEW~! Hardy dives down to return fire! They charge into the woods! So much smoke and fire! PNP and Private Party keep brawling, Quen PELES Santana! Kassidy DRAGON WHIPS Ortiz, then he and Quen combine for the assisted headscissors! PARTY IN MOTION! PNP regroups outside, Kassidy uses Quen to FLY!! “I’m still clean, baby!” The fireworks keep flying and Sammy narrowly avoids getting fried! Hardy keeps shooting sparks at him! Now they’re in the mud! Hardy kicks Sammy for a TWIST OF FATE! But Hardy thinks Sammy’s “corrupt vessel” needs to be cleansed.
But wait, someone has The Hurricane as a hostage! It’s GANGREL!? Private Party rushes in but Grangel fights them off! Hardy frees Hurricane while Kassidy enziguris Gangrel into the shadows! Hurricane says it’s been two years, what the hell? Sorry, “long term storytelling” and all that. But Hardy needed AEW to help finish this. Good point. But Sammy SUPERKICKS Hardy down! Sammy and Huricane brawl now, but Sammy kicks Hurricane into the Lake of Reincarnation! “What’s a hero to a god? A Spanish God!” Sammy goes back to Hardy, but Hardy turns things around to hit another TWIST- NO! Sammy handsprings out to SUPERKICK back! But Shane Helms appears! Is this rivalry cursed or is Sammy just a dork? Well sense you asked, Sammy SUPERKICKS Helms and throws him BACK into the water!
Hardy and Sammy brawl again and leave Helms floundering behind. PNP and Private Party are brawling, with Gangrel helping out! Hardy and Sammy return, but so does Hurricane! Hurricane bumps Sammy off the apron, gets in to go after Gangrel, and then Ortiz takes the EYE OF THE HURRICANE! Gangrel hits the IMPALER! Santana uses a BASEBALL BAT to SMASH Hardy! Floyd the Bat is helping out! Hardy staggers away while PNP beat down Private Party! Sammy rises up and pursues Hardy. Sammy has a sledgehammer as he chases Hardy into the darkness. Hardy’s allies are losing their 3v3 in the ring as Gangrel and PNP choke each man on the ropes! Then they hurry to follow after Sammy and Hardy. Hardy and Sammy end up in the garage!
Hardy calls upon Skarsgaard the Dilapidated Boat! It falls over, blocking the path between Sammy and his allies! NEO1 closes the door to “The Dome of Deletion!” Sammy is all alone with Hardy! And Hardy throws him into the garage door! And again! Hardy has another ring in here, and a chair! Hardy swings but Sammy kicks him first! Sammy throws Hardy into the garage door, then get the chair to JAM Hardy in the back! Sammy POSTS Hardy, then undoes a crossbar! Sammy drags Hardy into the ring, clubs away on his back, then has the corner HOOK! Hardy staggers, Sammy RAMS Hardy’s gut with the hook! Sammy undoes the other corner, and again SMASHES Hardy with a hook! Sammy CLUBS Hardy down, and undoes MORE crossbars!
Sammy CHOKES Hardy with the rope! It’s like a boa constrictor! Sammy says this is where Hardy’s career ends! Hardy endures and is somehow still conscious, so Sammy lets off. Sammy drags Hardy to the table that’s already set up in the ring and clubs him onto it. Sammy climbs up the ladder that is also already set up, and it’s a good 10 feet! Sammy can touch the ceiling as he mocks “DELETE! DELETE!” SWANTON BOMB through the table!! Cover, TWO!?! Hardy survives and Sammy is furious! Sammy drags Hardy back up, fireman’s carries, but Hardy fights out to TWIST OF FATE!! Sammy hits hard on the table wreckage and he clutches his neck. Sammy crawls to what’s left of the ropes, and Hardy SPEARS him off through ANOTHER table!!
Sammy’s bleeding from the back of his head in a role reversal from the Broken Rules match! Sammy spits up blood, too, but Hardy isn’t going to spare him. Sammy staggers about, barely able to walk, and he flops over. Hardy has a chair and JAMS Sammy right in the face!! Payback from the headshot that cut Hardy open! But even still, Hardy is not done. Hardy watches Sammy squirm and shouts, “YOU MADE ME INTO WHAT I AM!” Hardy drags Sammy around, has the chair again, and aims… FOR A CONCRETE CON-CHAIR-TO!!! Sammy twitches, Hardy covers, Hardy wins!!
Winner: Matt Hardy, by pinfall
Somehow, Sammy is still alive. Hardy says it is finally OVA! NEO1, unlock The Dome. Private Party, come in. Quen and Kassidy, take out the trash. They drag Sammy, or what’s left of him, up and into the trash barrel. The lid is closed, and Hardy wheels Sammy out. A truck is waiting, and they get Sammy into the back. “Senor Benjamin. Please, take this obsolete rubbish away.” Benjamin takes Sammy away while Reby plays the piano. And so, the dark and twisted tale between Broken Brilliance and Spanish God comes to an end. Team Hardy celebrates with more fireworks! Will this be the start of a WONDERFUL~ new chapter in AEW?
AEW hears from Lance Archer and Jake the Snake.
Or rather, Jake talks while Archer mauls someone against a brick wall! Jake says he and Archer have nothing to do. Archer is tired of training. They had four guys to train with but now they have no one. Jake is serious. He has to feed this SOB, but not with food. Archer wants people! They’re in a bad spot, but someone has to step up to serve them something. Archer says, “Weep and moan, you evil shepherds. Roll in the dust, you leaders of this Elite flock. Your time of slaughter is coming. You will fall. You will shatter beneath my boot” because their egos are fragile. Archer will break everyone in AEW! You can be Elite, you can have a family, but it doesn’t matter when #EverybodyDies.
Chris Jericho VS MJF w/ Wardlow!
The Demo God and Maxwell Jacob Friedman are practically mirror images. Egotistical, cocky, but still talented as hell both on the mic and on the mat. MJF wants to combine their drawing power and completely dominate AEW, but Le Champion needs the Salt of the Earth to prove he’s worth his salt. Will MJF win and enter the Inner Circle?
Wait, this entrance…! The LED jacket… Is just MJF’s new robe. MJF finishes trolling the fans as he goes to the ring. But then he outright insults fans by flipping them off. Jericho makes his entrance and fans cheer. Jericho soaks up the fans singing Judas, as always. The bell rings and fans already chant, “Thank You, Jericho!” MJF is annoyed, he gets up on the corner, but only gets boos. Jericho and MJF circle, fans go back to cheering Jericho. MJF tells fans to hush but they just boo again. MJF offers Jericho a handshake, but that’s the oldest trick in the book. Jericho still approaches, but he SLAPS MJF! MJF SLAPS back! The two start throwing hands fast and furious!
Jericho clubs MJF, whips him to ropes and runs him over with forearms! Jericho drags MJF up, and back suplexes high and hard! Cocky cover, TWO! But Jericho doesn’t mind, he’s having fun. Jericho stalks MJF to ropes, CHOPS him, then CHOPS him again! MJF pulls hair to turn things around and CHOP back! Jericho CHOPS MJF off his feet! Jericho puts MJF in a corner to throw haymakers, then he whips MJF corner to corner. MJF comes back to clobber Jericho! Fans boo but MJF fish hooks Jericho’s face! “Who’s soft now?!” Fans troll MJF with “SOFT! SOFT!” MJF headbutts, Jericho haymakres but MJF fires up. MJF whips but Jericho holds ropes, only for MJF to clothesline him out! MJF runs but he fakes Jericho out and tells the fans, “Up yours!”
But Jericho drags MJF out to whip him into the railing! Jericho drags MJF up, scoops him and slams him! Then Jericho borrows the camera to get in close on MJF as he flips him off! And waves hi, too. Jericho drags MJF up and bumps him off the apron. Jericho goes back in the ring to soak up the adoration. Jericho goes back out to fetch MJF. Jericho POSTS MJF then runs in, but MJF ducks and the Judas Effect gets only steel! MJF grabs Jericho, hammerlocks the bad arm and POSTS Jericho again! These posts are sure doing work tonight. MJF puts Jericho in and POSTS Jericho again! Jericho falls to the apron, MJF flips fans off but that only makes them boo more. MJF brings Jericho up but Jericho throws haymakers. MJF knees low, runs, but into a back drop!
MJF staggers up, Jericho clotheslines him out now! Jericho waits for MJF to get up, and he triangle springboards, but MJF hotshots the bad arm! Cover, ONE! MJF is after the arm, stands on it, and then clamps onto the arm. Jericho throws forearms, MJF BITES the fingers! The ref reprimands and counts, but Jericho BITES MJF’s hand! Jericho kicks and punches MJF to a corner, then whips him corner to corner. Jericho runs to bulldog but is sent into the corner instead! MJF grins as he goes back to Jericho and hammerlocks the arm to then hit a modified backbreaker! MJF stomps Jericho, digs his boots in, but goes until the ref’s count of 4! Fans boo and jeer but MJF just soaks it all up.
MJF drags Jericho up, throws haymakers, then chokes him in the corner! The ref counts, MJF stops at 4 again, then throws haymakers from all sides! The ref backs MJF off, Jericho pokes MJF in the eye! Jericho whips, MJF reverses but Jericho runs him over! Things speed up, Jericho runs MJF over but MJF throws Jericho out to the apron! Jericho is right up top and he leaps for double ax handles! Fans fire up for Jericho as he LIONSAULTS! He’s still got it! Jericho hoists MJF up top, throws hands, then climbs up to join MJF. Jericho rains down punches and gets 9, topping it off with a SUPER STEINER! Cover, TWO! MJF survives but fans rally for “JER-I-CHO!” Jericho drags MJF up, MJF throat chops back!
MJF knuckle locks and wrenches but Jericho throws forearms. MJF whips and OVERHEAD suplexes! Cover, TWO! MJF is too sore to be frustrated, and the fans rally up as both men slowly rise. MJF goes to a corner, climbs up top, but Jericho uses the ropes to trip him up! MJF is stuck up top, Jericho CHOPS him! Jericho climbs up, fans fire up, but MJF resissts. MJF GOURD BUSTERS Jericho down, adjusts, and leaps to DUMDUM STOMP the bad arm! Fans boo but MJF is after the arm again! Jericho fights back, MJF wrings him out into buckles! Cover, TWO! Jericho survives and fans rally up. Fans troll MJF as a “Stupid Idiot!” MJF seethes as he gets up and kicks at Jericho. MJF pie faces, too, then eggs him on! “What you got, b*tch?!”
Jericho counter punches MJF, trades elbows and fires off jabs, but MJF pokes the eye! MJF runs, into a CHOP! Jericho used the bad arm but he still took MJF down! Fans rally, Jericho figures he’ll CHOP with the left hand! It’s doing just as good, but MJF makes Jericho use the right hand! MJF grabs the arm and drags Jericho down! SALT OF THE EARTH FUJIWARA! Jericho endures as MJF cranks over and over! Fans rally, Jericho rolls and gets a leg, but MJF resists the turn! Jericho still gets the WALLS OF JERICHO! MJF endures, Jericho sits down deep, but MJF powers up and he crawls for ropes! ROPEBREAK! Jericho lets go fast, thinking he won. The ref points out he didn’t, and he argues with Aubrey Edwards, as always.
Jericho stomps MJF, stalks up behind him, and then stomps him more. The ref backs Jericho off but MJF grabs at Aubrey. She gets mad at him but Jericho stalks over. MJF throws Jericho out, then hotshots him! Jericho denies the Heatseeker but MJF steals the CODE BREAKER! And then hits the HEATSEEKER! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives and fans rlaly up again. MJF stands, stomps Jericho, then steals the LIONSAULT! MJF has to land on his feet as Jericho moves and Jericho hits a CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up more as Jericho drags MJF back up. MJF cradles, TWO!! That was close! MJF swings, Jericho moves, but Judas Effect is CAUGHT! MJF wrangles Jericho down, has the arm and SALT OF THE EARTH!
Jericho endures, fans rally, and Jericho drags himself to ropes. MJF BITES the hand, but Jericho still gets the ropebreak! MJF lets go in frustration, but he calls Wardlow for help! MJF gets the Dynamite Diamond Ring! Wardlow distracts the ref, but MJF misses! Someone tosses Floyd the Baseball Bat to Jericho! Jake Hager is here! How did he get Floyd from North Carolina to Florida so fast? But MJF pulls an Eddie and falls down! The ref thinks Jericho clobbered MJF with the bat!! Jericho defends his innocence, MJF rolls him up! MJF WINS!
Winner: MJF, by pinfall (joins the Inner Circle)
Hager protests, this is not what they wanted! But MJF got away with one, having outsmarted the 30 year veteran! But a deal is a deal, and Jericho stands with MJF, both their heavies on standby. Fans chant “Inner Circle!” and MJF offers that handshake again. Jericho takes it, and then they hug! Jericho welcomes MJF and Wardlow to the team! MJF holds the ropes open for Jericho and the two head out together. Will this new dream team take over all of AEW?
Welcome back to the alternative reality.
AEW Revolution returns in 2021! February 27th, AEW will bring about another dimension of wrestling! But with next year feeling like an eternity away, what will the landscape of AEW even look like by then?
Backstage interview with Orange Cassidy,
Congratulations are in order, what are his thoughts on his win over John Silver? Best Friends are excited, but Cassidy has no thoughts. Miro, Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford walk up and say this has nothing to do with Best Friends. This has to do with “Clementine” and all the stuff with The Dark Order. Penelope almost got hurt during that! Apologize! Cassidy says sorry but Kip SLAPS him! That wasn’t good enough! Cassidy takes off the sunglasses to say it’s fine. Cassidy and Best Friends head out. Kip doesn’t understand, but will Freshly Squeezed have a more impassioned response next time?
AEW World Championship I Quit match: Jon Moxley VS Eddie Kingston!
Last year, in Baltimore, for Full Gear 2019, The Maniac went 1v1 against Kenny Omega in an unsanctioned match. That match raised the bar for a new level of brutality. This year, Moxley is back on the card but in a much more personal battle. The Mad King was once one of Moxley’s closest friends, but the many twists and turns of life twisted and turned Kingston into a bitter enemy. Now, the only way to settle this is for one man to say the two words that can break even the strongest man’s spirit. Who will go beyond brutality in order to be THE AEW World Champion?
The introductions are made, Moxley says his prayer of forgiveness for what he has to do, and the belt is raised. Fans are fired up already as this match with nothing holding them back begins!
They start right away with a flurry of fists! Moxley gets the edge and knocks Kingston down! Kingston gets up fast to CHOP back, so Moxley CHOPS him! They CHOP back and forth more and more, egging the other on! Kingston fires off a strike fest but Moxley gets around for an ankle pick takedown. Kingston blocks with a clinch but Moxley bites whatever he can! Moxley gets an arm, Kingston fights up and they clinch at ropes. Moxley CHOPS but Kingston just walks it off! Kingston CHOPS, Moxley CHOPS, and then they shift to forearms and SLAPS! It’s a slap fight, both men egging each other on! Kingston kicks and CLUBS Moxley but Moxley throws a forearm! Moxley runs, into an OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Moxley goes to the apron and gets out, but Kingston goes out after him.
Fans rally and duel as Kingston rakes eyes! Kingston puts Moxley in, gets a chair, but Moxley DIVES to knock Kingston into railing! Moxley grabs that chair and CHUCKS it at Kingston’s head! Then Moxley whips Kingston into railing! Moxley clears a path and goes after Kingston’s fingers! “I’ll break your fingers!” Kingston doesn’t quit so Moxley TWISTS the fingers! Moxley drags Kingston up, throws haymakers, and then bumps him off railing! Kingston uppercuts back! Moxley throws a forearm, Kingston hits back with body shots. They brawl, Kingston rakes eyes and Moxley staggers away. Kingston follows and goes to suplex. Moxley blocks to snap suplex Kingston to the cement! The ref asks but Kingston refuses to say anything.
Moxley gets Kingston with a chinlock and grinds him down! Kingston endures, and BITES the arm! Moxley lets go, fans rally up as Kingston and Moxley get up. Kingston kicks Moxley back to ringside and then whips him into the railing! Moxley is sent for a loop but Kingston brings him up. Kingston CHOPS Moxley, throws punches while he has Moxley in a headlock. Kingston POSTS Moxley and then goes around the way to bring out a chair. And another chair! Kingston goes around the way again and hobbles into the ring. Fans rally as Moxley finds BARBIE! The barbed wire baseball bat is here! Kingston has his chairs together but Moxley SMACKS, and SMACKS, and SMACKS Kingston with the bat! Moxley kicks the chairs over, and he glares at Kingston through his own blood.
Moxley GRINDS barbed wire into Kingston’s forehead!! Kingston is already bleeding from a bloody lip, but Kingston again vows to Moxley, “You’re gonna have to kill me!” Moxley has drawn blood from Kingston’s face as well as other places, but Kingston refuses to give in. Moxley wants to hit him with the bat, but Kingston gets around to SAIDO! Kingston fires up to SAIDO again! Kingston grabs a chair, and CHUCKS it at Moxley! A simple but effective receipt there. Kingston punches Moxley but Moxley gouges eyes and throws haymakers! Kingston DECKS Moxley, then chokes him! Kingston lets up to grab Barbie for his own! Kingston sets it in position and SLAMS Moxley onto it! Moxley checks his chest and stomach while Kingston smiles a bloody smile.
Kingston SMACKS Moxley on the back with the chair! And then CHUCKS it into his head again! Kingston picks up Barbie and pulls off a loose strand off? Kingston wraps it around his own wrist, which is double-edged, but worth it in his mind as he punches away with the BARBED WIRE FIST!! And DIGS it into Moxley’s face! Moxley SLAPS Kingston but Kingston BARBED WIRE URAKENS!! Kingston gets the KIMURA!! Moxley endures, fights, but Kingston headbutts! Moxley BITES Kingston’s knee! Kingston clubs Moxley then SLAPS him all over! Moxley gets to a corner but Kingston digs his boot in! Fans rally as Kingston lets up to go fetch a chair. Kingston recreates his little chair pair and points it out to Moxley.
Kingston drags Moxley up and over, and fans that aren’t squeamish are still cheering them on. Moxley blocks a suplex to turn things around and snap suplex Kingston ONTO THE CHAIRS! Both men are down but somehow still stirring! Kingston CLOBBERS Moxley! Fans boo but Kingston heads to the outside. Kingston goes back under the ring to bring out a sack! Those are never good… Kingston brings the sack to the ring and pours it out. THUMBTACKS! Kingston brings Moxley over, but Moxley gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! They avoid the tacks, and Kingston SAIDOS! Moxley LARIATS! Fans rally up as both men rise again. Moxley stands, staggers, but fires himself up!
Moxley drags Kingston up, brings him around, but Kingston avoids the Paradigm Shift to URENAGE Moxley onto TACKS!! Moxley refuses to give up, though! Kingston is furious and he rolls right out of the ring to fetch that barbed wire strand. Kingston double checks if Moxley quits, and he doesn’t. The wire is put aside and Kingston dumps over the timekeeper’s table! Kingston grabs himself a bottle of… Alcohol?! Kingston asks if Moxley quits and Moxley says no, so Kingston STOMPS Moxley’s nuts! Kingston tells Moxley to quit but Moxley still refuses, so Kingston STOMPS the nuts again!! Kingston CHOPS Moxley down, and GRINDS the nuts! Moxley refuses to quit so Kingston lets off.
Kingston grabs that bottle of rubbing alcohol, opens it up, and POURS it on Moxley’s back! All the wounds on Moxley’s back sting and burn! But that doesn’t break Moxley, so Kingston scoops a handful of tacks. Kingston sits Moxley up to SMASH the tacks on his face! But again, it is double-edged! Kingston just keeps going, not caring about his own pain. Kingston decides not to use the wire after all, but he uses the BULLY CHOKE! Moxley endures, and he dares Kingston to do his damndest! Kingston keeps cranking on the hold, then he throws crossface forearms! Kingston goes back to the Bully Choke but fans rally up. Kingston unleashes knees but Moxley gets a SLEEPER! Moxley squeezes tight and spins Kingston around, PILEDRIVER! Suzuki-san would be proud!
Moxley puts Kingston in the BULLY CHOKE! Kingston fights up, Moxley kicks low, PARADIGM SHIFT!! The fans that can still bare to watch cheer but Kingston flips Moxley off. Kingston stirs, Moxley grabs that big of wire and bends it around. “There’s no other way out, Eddie! Don’t make me do this.” Moxley wraps the wire around his forearm but again Kingston flips him off. BARBED WIRE BULLY CHOKE!!! The wire is right under Kingston’s neck!! Kingston sputters and the ref begs Kingston to give up! Kingston says “I QUIT!” Moxley wins!!
Winner: Jon Moxley (still AEW World Champion)
“Winner” in name only, as Moxley had to do so much horrifying damage to a former friend. But in the end, Moxley is undefeated in 2020 and of course undefeated as champion. “That’s what a champion is made of! Heart, soul, blood and guts!!” Is there ever going to be an end to Moxley’s reign? Moxley wants to help Kingston up, but Kingston refuses. Kingston staggers away alone, but will he be able to pick up the pieces? And then Kenny Omega walks out! Omega is reminded of his match with Moxley at Full Gear. That’s why Omega will gladly stay out of the ring for right now. When and where will Maniac and Cleaner collide for the title they’re both willing to fight so hard for?
What a great PPV for AEW here! I feel like Full Gear is going to become the “extreme” PPV for AEW every year, and I actually think that’s great. The I Quit match was just as hardcore as last year’s “unsanctioned” match but perhaps not as wild or fast-paced as that one. Kingston is a methodical type, and Moxley can play that way, too, so it worked that these guys weren’t going all over the place to the same level as Moxley and Omega did last year. They did explore a lot of the ringside space but perhaps if there wasn’t COVID concerns anymore, they would’ve gotten into the stands where fans were or something. Still a really powerful match, and it was a brilliant little detail for the referee in for that match was Bryce, a legit friend of Kingston’s, as was made canon roughly a month ago. Bryce didn’t want Kingston to lose his career along with the match, so it worked that he was there pleading with Kingston as much as Moxley.
Opening with Omega VS Hangman was a great surprise and those two really went above and beyond. It makes a lot of sense for Omega to win. Moxley VS Omega, revisiting the first year of AEW, will make for great story as we go further into the second year. I suppose there is a way those two could drag it out until February when Revolution 2021 happens, but that’s a rather long build. Perhaps that’s part of why Archer wants to get involved against Kingston and “The Fam” on top of the title hunt. Also I just want to say that’s a bit of a lame and lazy name for Kingston’s faction but oh well. Hangman’s story is also the one that’s properly paced for the story Cody already did of “If I don’t win this title now, I’ll never challenge for it again.”
Let’s be honest, Cody still could’ve ended up TNT Champion this whole time even without playing that card. Hangman is surely going to pull that move during the Summer of 2021 when he finally makes his way back to the title for perhaps Double or Nothing or even All Out. Then Hangman will have his back against the wall against Moxley or Omega, which makes for a great match-up either way, and that will be Hangman’s moment so that he has the best actual long term storytelling of AEW. Speaking of Cody, glad to see WWE gave up on the name blocking thing. Cody VS Darby was great stuff, lots of strong character work and story references, and of course it had to be Darby winning. Team Taz getting involved at the end there was a good move given what has been built, including Will Hobbs again helping Darby. A little disappointed Cage and Starks both grabbed at the belt when Cage is FTW Champion, but I suppose wrestlers are allowed to be greedy about that stuff.
Both women’s championship matches were really good tonight, and it’s exciting to see Thunder Rosa back again. She’s signed with NWA until late into next year so obviously she’ll have another shot at that title. I wonder how much of that story will be divided between NWA and AEW. It’s obviously a clever way to get fans watching NWA, of course. As for the AEW Women’s World Championship, it’s great for Shida that she retains in a match on par, maybe even better than Double Or Nothing’s earlier this year. I just felt like story should’ve dictated Nyla winning with cheating thanks to Vickie, because that’s literally why they’re a duo now. But Vickie actually humbling Nyla there is an interesting twist, so maybe they have plans for how to add to this.
Cassidy VS Silver was pretty good but it still feels like something they could’ve done on Dynamite. Same goes for Miro and Kip confronting Cassidy and Best Friends backstage. Not quite sure where that story is going but Cassidy VS Miro could actually be really good stuff. Also not sure why we needed to fill time with Natural Nightmares announcing the first-ever Bunkhouse Match with Butcher and Blade, but hey, that sounds like it’ll be great stuff. The Elite Deletion was a really good cinematic style match, but it wasn’t quite what I expected at first, then turned into everything I totally wanted and more! Hurricane and Gangrel show up to reference the unfinished project Hardy was working on while still with WWE, so that was great, and there was great use of editing to up the brutality and physical damage on Sammy. Who knows what happens next, but maybe Sammy returns with some kind of BROKEN persona of his own to take this to an even crazier level.
Jericho VS MJF was a really good match, but of course MJF finds a way to win. I did like how he had a target and was going after it in the right arm, aka the Judas Effect arm. But then he also had his many back-up plans, and referencing the late, great Eddie Guerrero is always a plus. There has to come a point when tensions reach boiling levels, maybe Hager and Wardlow fight because of obvious overlaps in their role as the big, mean muscle. And honestly, Bucks VS FTR was everything expected and more. I loved that FTR and Bucks each used a few finishers of iconic tag teams from all around wrestling, even DIY Ciampa and Gargano of NXT. That alone is FTR saying Ciampa and Gargano are among the greats, which they are. But of course with the all or nothing stipulation, Bucks were going to win to be the flipside to Cody. Omega showing up but Hangman hanging back was great, too, as it gives us another glimpse into the still rocky dynamic within The Elite.
My Score: 9.4/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (1/13/21)
Can Darby Allin stop the Path of Cage?
New Year’s Smash wraps up with a blast!
The Relentless Darby Allin takes on Team Taz’s Machine, Brian Cage, for the AEW TNT Championship! Will Cage crush Darby and have TWO belts?
- PAC w/ Death Triangle VS Eddie Kingston w/ The Fam; PAC wins.
- Miro w/ Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford VS Chuck Taylor w/ Orange Cassidy; Miro wins and Chuck Taylor must be his Young Boy until after AEW Beach Break.
- Six Man Tag: The Elite w/ Don Callis VS ???; changed to…
- Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Danny Limelight & The Varsity Blondes; Omega & The Good Brothers win.
- Jurassic Express VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard; FTR wins.
- NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay; Deeb wins and retains the title.
- AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin VS Brian Cage w/ Taz; Allin wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
PAC w/ Death Triangle VS Eddie Kingston w/ The Fam!
The Bastard is back to stop the Mad King from using the only two people he respects on the face “of this scummy world” as pawns. Will Pac make Kingston learn to respect him and the Lucha Brothers? Or will Kingston, the Butcher and the Blade only add on to what they did to Death Triangle last week?
The bell rings just seconds before Pac dropkicks Kingston down! Pac builds speeds and FLIES! Direct hit with the Fosbury Flop! Kingston flounders and Pac whips him into railing! Pac scares off The Fam, then stalks Kingston back into the ring. Kingston staggers but Pac is after him with a BOOT in the corner! Pac has the fans fired up behind him as he grinds then BOOTS Kingston down! Pac digs his boot into Kingston at the ropes but lets off as the ref counts. Kingston gets to another corner, Pac BOOTS him down again! Pac stalks Kingston along the ropes as The Fam rallies up but Pac just BOOTS Kingston again!
Pac snapmares Kingston, climbs up the corner and watches like a hawk, for a shotgun missile dropkick! And what a fluid kip-up right after! Kingston stirs as The Fam coaches him up but fans are on Pac’s side. Kingston throws a body shot, Pac KNEES him back! Kingston flounders into another KNEE! Pac glares as Kingston goes to a corner, and he throws forearms! Kingston shoves Pac, boots him, then hops up for a FLYING KNEE! Fans boo as Kingston stomps Pac, but then Kingston distracts the ref by pointing out the Lucha Brothers. Bunny Allie claws at Pac’s eyes! Allie laughs at Pac’s pain but Rey Fenix rushes over! The ref tries to keep Fenix back but Kingston hits an EXPLODER on Pac!
Fans boo as The Fam keeps the Lucha Brothers at bay. Kingston puts Pac in, looms over him and brings him up to turn for a neckbreaker! Cover, ONE! Kingston is annoyed but he keeps on Pac with a smothering neck wrench. Fans rally up as Pac endures, Kingston claws at Pac’s face but the ref reprimands. Kingston lets off to then CHOP Pac to a corner! And CHOP again! Pac snarls as Kingston CHOPS him again! Kingston elbows Pac down, pulls on his ear at the ropes, but the ref counts. Kingston stops at 3, The Fam laughs at Pac’s pain, and Kingston drags Pac up. Pac ROCKS Kingston, Kingston CHOPS back! Pac forearms, Kingston CHOPS!
Pac gets the edge, kicks and kicks and KICKS! He dodges Kingston to SNAP GERMAN! Fans are thunderous as Pac sits up with another scowl. A standing count starts, Allie taunts Pac but Pac sneers back. Pac gets up with the ropes at 5, and he goes over to Kingston. Kingston sits up but Pac KICKS him in the chest! And KICKS him again! Kingston manages to stay up, but Pac just KICKS him again! Kingston falls over and Pac looms over him. Kingston pushes Pac, Pac runs but into a CHOP! ENZIGURI! SAIDO!! Cover, TWO!! Pac survives and fans are fired up! The Fam is furious but the Lucha Brothers rally for Pac as a new standing count begins.
Kingston sits up first at 3, but Pac follows at 4. Kingston and Pac slowly stand, hobble a bit, and Kingston is on Pac in a corner with a CHOP! Pac snarls again and dodges Kingston’s clothesline! Kingston elbows back, then boots, but Pac ENZIGURIS Kingston on the top rope! Kingston is dazed and Pac climbs up to join him. Pac brings Kingston up for a SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Kingston survives, The Fam and the Lucha Brothers are all anxious, but Kingston flounders to a corner. Pac stands, takes aim, and runs in to BOOT Kingston down! Pac throws more boots, Kingston manages to stand, but Pac runs corner to corner to EuroUpper!
Pac brings Kingston out and pushes him over. Kingston flounders about, tries to find Pac, Pac runs but into a LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Pac barely survives and that frustrates Kingston. Kingston hobbles, clutches a shoulder, but he gets Pac up in a facelock. Pac holds ropes to deny the DDT, then he basement dropkicks Kingston down! Pac drags Kingston to a drop zone, climbs up top, BLACK ARROW!! Cover, Pac wins!!
Winner: PAC, by pinfall
But he isn’t done! Pac puts Kingston in the BRUTALIZER! The Fam and the Lucha Brothers jump in but the ref keeps the peace as best he can! But here comes LANCE ARCHER! The Murderhawk Monster chases off The Fam because they know he wants his pound of flesh from Kingston! Jake the Snake is now keeping the peace between the many enemies of Kingston, and Archer is telling Pac to get on the same page as him. They both want the same thing, but will they all be patient enough to take the Mad King down together?
Miro w/ Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford VS Chuck Taylor w/ Orange Cassidy!
The Best Man and the Superbad couple undoubtedly injured Trent’s arm, which is why the Best Friends are down a man. But in an attempt to get even, the Kentucky Gentleman made a bet! If Chuck wins, Miro and friends leave him and Trent alone. But if Miro wins, Chuck becomes Miro’s “Young Boy,” aka lackey, from tonight until the Superbad Wedding at AEW Beach Break in February! Will Chuckie T be able to carry on without Trent? Or will he have to carry Miro’s bags instead?
AEW returns as Miro makes his entrance. The bell rings and Chuck attacks Miro with fast hands and feet! Chuck has Miro in the corner, stomps away but backs off as the ref counts, to then clothesline Miro out! Miro staggers back up and hurries back to the apron, but Chuck knocks him down! Chuck goes out and whips Miro into the stage! Miro comes back, Chuck gets around him and uses a waistlock to send Miro back into the stage! Miro staggers into the ring, Chuck builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit and down goes Miro! Fans are fired up as Chuck stares down Kip! Chuck fires haymakers, whips Miro into railing, then throws more haymakers!
The ring count is 5, Miro shoves Chuck then runs at him, but Chuck dodges and Miro hits POST! Chuck refreshes the ring count, then leaps out to DOUBLE STOMP onto Miro! Miro manages to get in the ring, fans rally with Chuck and Chuck climbs up top. Kip dropkicks Cassidy! So Chuck mule kicks Kip! Chuck hits a SEXY CHUCKIE KNEE on Miro! Chuck builds up speed but Miro hits a SAMOAN DROP! Miro fires up and RAMS into Chuck, then fires off furious fists! The ref counts, Miro uses an OVERHEAD suplex to send Chuck across the ring! Miro then runs corner to corner to SPLASH Chuck, then keeps moving to WINDMILL KICK Chuck down!
Fans boo but Miro glares at Chuck. Chuck flounders up, Miro stomps around, Miro hits the BEST KICK! But he’s not done there, because it’s “GAME! OVER!!” Stomp and camel clutch, GAME OVER STRETCH! Chuck taps, Miro wins!!
Winner: Miro, by submission
Miro makes Chuck suffer, but now he has himself a new butler! Miro and the Superbad couple usher their Young Boy away, leaving Freshly Squeezed all alone. What will Chuck have to endure for the next month?
Backstage interview with #HardyParty.
Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy and their new manager, Matt Hardy, are here, what does this mean for the relationship? Hardy speaks over Private Party to say that now that they’ve joined his Hardy Brand, things have been so much better. He lets them tell us what that means. Kassidy says a wise man once told them “It’s called show business, not friend business, for a reason.” Quen says ever since signing with AEW, their lives have been great. But now it’s so much better after signing with Matt! He is a tag team legend, an icon! It’d be pretty stupid if they stopped being a tag team now.
Actually, there is something Quen needs to get off his chest. Matt is taking 30%?! Yes, even from third party platforms, that was in the fine print. If they didn’t read that, that’s on them. It was a lesson they had to learn. But they’re so focused on money. Money will be nothing when they’re multi-millionaires! Hardy should know. Says the guy who is taking money from them! He’s like some, some… money-grubbing CARNY!
They’re calling him a carny!? How disrespectful! You guys were nobodies before him! He is the only one here that cares for them! The fans don’t care about them! Hardy had to learn that the hard way, on 9/15/2020, AEW All Out! No one here cares!! The sooner you get that, the better you’ll be. So just shut up, listen to him, and do what he tells you! Now go, this interview is over! Well, this escalated rather quickly. Will the party be over now that Hardy is in control?
Chris Jericho and the Inner Circle are here!
Le Champion, MJF, and the rest of the team head to the ring, united as one after all they’ve been through. Jericho takes a moment to revel in the fans singing Judas for him, we learn the Inner Circle’s 2021 New Year’s Resolutions after the break!
AEW returns and Jericho has the mic to say, “It’s the first time the entire Inner Circle has been in the ring together in 2021, and it’s gonna be a huge year for us!” 2020 was big, but this will be bigger. So they’re here to share their plans for the next 365 days! Who starts? Jake Hager starts by shouting, “CHAMPIONSHIPS! YEAH!” That is a good one. MJF says that was a great answer, and if he were to say off the top of his head, “just continuing to strengthen these bonds I have with all the men in this ring. And also fat people, they gotta go.” Sammy Guevara agrees, and Ortiz says he wants to perfect his grandmother’s sofrito recipe, and also “learning how to throw down some arroz con nueces.” MJF pretends to know what that is but Jericho knows the sofrito’s amazing.
Jericho wants to go out on a limb here and give his own resolutions. 2021 is the year Jericho and MJF will become AEW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS! Whoa, wait. Santana and Ortiz say they were handpicked to be in the Inner Circle because they were THE tag team. So what’s…? Sammy has Santana and Ortiz stand down because Sammy knows what’s going on here. Sammy says Jericho is a tag team SLUT!! WHOA~! Sammy!?! What?! The writing’s on the wall! Jericho wants to team with MJF! He teamed with Hager! He teamed with Sammy! MJF says this is messed up. But Jericho was dappin’ it up with Snoop Dogg, are they going to be a tag team? Maybe…
MJF has this calm down. Sammy, you’re getting the trains off the tracks, let’s get them back on track. So much hostility. SHUT UP, MAX! This is the thing! Hager wants Sammy to let Jericho and MJF explain. Jericho says they’re all top level professionals, huge stars, tremendous athletes and even “sexy hooligans!” Any combination here could win the AEW World Tag Team Championships! But much like Big Jake and War Dog blew off some steam, Jericho and the others should do the same. For bragging rights, next week, live on Dynamite, for the first time-ever, a Triple Threat to decide who will be the OFFICIAL tag team of the Inner Circle! Whoa!
So Jericho says it’s him and MJF against Santana & Ortiz, and then Sammy says it’ll be him and Hager. CHAMPIONSHIPS, YEAH!! Sammy Hager? Good one, Sammy. Wait, what do you mean? Nevermind. MJF says we’re off rails and running short on time, so let’s all relax. At the end of the day, after their “teeny tiny exhibition match,” they’re all still family, they’re still the Inner Circle, and nothing will break them up. They are better than you, and you know it. Hands in! Santana asks why MJF’s hands are darker than his face. Don’t ruin the moment. But will it be Sammy Hager, the Proud ‘n’ Powerful, of #Y2MJF that will represent in the AEW Tag Team Division?
Backstage interview with The Dark Order.
After honoring the life of the late, great Mr. Brodie Lee, many are wondering what is next for the faction. Evil Uno says that night was very important for them and all of AEW. In the future, everything will be in his name. They must be better people, and that starts next week when Hangman Adam Page teams with them. And wouldn’t you know, Hangman was just off camera! Stu Grayson pulls Hangman in to join the group, and they serve up drinks. Now the Dark Order will interview Hangman! John Silver starts by saying they all just love him so much! Alex Reynolds takes over to apologize and explain that Silver still gets nervous around Hangman.
But the Dark Order wants to know: When will Hangman #JoinDarkOrder? C’mon, Adam! Is it next week, after their match? Well, after next week, he’ll let them know. Sweet! But Hangman’s totally in, right? Up top! Hangman didn’t go that far so he hears them say all this. Will that affect his decision?
AEW is going to have the first-ever Dynamite Awards! Hosted by Tony Schiavone! Go to aewawards.com to vote!
AEW looks back at how Darby Allin VS Brian Cage came to be.
Before forming Team Taz, Taz himself came to the Relentless underdog in hopes of mentoring the young wrestler in AEW. Taz has a lot of knowledge as one of the best from the 1990’s and early 2000’s. But Taz didn’t know how to talk to Darby, and took Darby’s rejection personally, and so Taz found himself someone who would listen. That someone was The Machine, Brian Cage! Cage wrecked everyone, but especially Darby Allin, in the Casino Ladder Match. Taz would then bestow upon Cage his most valued possession in THE FTW World Championship! Cage has the FTW mindset, and that is why he is holding the FTW title.
Then Team Taz would expand, adding Absolute Ricky Starks. This duo would beat down Darby at every turn, yet it was Darby who was getting what he wants. Cage tried to destroy Darby with body bags and thumbtacks, but Darby never says die. Darby kept fighting, even after being betrayed by “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs. But then, “IT’S STIIIIING!” Sting pointed to Darby and said, “Something feels really, really familiar about this place.” Team Taz tried to warn Stinger he’d get hurt, but Darby would return the favor by backing up the icon.
Team Taz have been holding back, but this feud isn’t 9 months in the making but 27 YEARS. Darby has been dealing with this kind of bullying his whole life, and now it comes to a head! Will the Relentless Face of TNT cause the Machine to break down?
Backstage interview with The Elite!
After the wild moment to end last week, “the band is back together!” Kenny Omega stands with the Young Bucks as Don Callis says of course they’re back together! Kenny’s two best friends, all these belts, it’s unbelievable! The Elite is ready to stir it up as a trio! But Callis says the Bucks should still have their own entrance, they have such a great song. That said, the Best Bout Machine heads out first!
Six Man Tag: The Elite w/ Don Callis VS ???
“And now, he has held the AEW World Title for 42 days. His victory over Rey Fenix on last week’s Dynamite was his 14th straight singles win. He now has an AEW high 36 victories. He has not teamed with The Elite in 144 days. He will become the first contracted talent to appear on Impact Wrestling Pay-Per-View at Hard to Kill. He is considered a hero by many in… NOOORTH CAROLINA! However, he is proud to be called a legend in his hometown of Winnipeg, Manatoba, Canada. He weighs 224 pounds. He is the All Elite Wrestling Wooooorld Champion…! KENNY! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMEEEEEEEGAAAAAA~!” The Sweepettes return to lead the way!
Omega walks out on stage with Callis, the pyro goes off, and we see that the opponents are Danny Limelight and The Varsity Blondes, Griff Garrison and Brian Pillman Jr. When these three tried to stop the Good Brothers from invading, they were swiftly dealt with, and Griff even took a superkick from Matt Jackson! Will the young and hungry trio be able to catch The Elite by surprise tonight?
Callis grabs the mic from Justin Roberts to take over from here. Tonight is too special to leave this in the hands of an amateur. As we all know, this is history tonight because the band is back together! “Courtesy of Kenny Omega and Don Callis, the dream match, the dream six man” is happening! So let him introduce these two very special people in Kenny’s life, and the WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… and Omega’s best friends in the world… the GOOD BROTHERS~!! What?!? Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson are here again?! To be fair, they are world tag team champions, but for IMPACT, not AEW!
Dasha is there to get Tony Khan’s reaction, and the Bucks are there to also be very disappointed in Kenny. Callis says business is business, but best friends are forever. Well, Elite or not, will this powerful trio be just too sweet for the young hopefuls across the ring?
Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Danny Limelight & The Varsity Blondes!
The trios sort out, but the former Bullet Club boys rush Limelight and the Blondes! The Good Brothers go after Griff and BPJ while Omega has Limelight in the ring! Fans boo but Omega stomps away while the Varsity Blondes are sent into railing! Omega drags Limelight up, whips him to a corner then runs in, only for Limelight to go up and over! Limelight runs back in, Omega puts him on the apron but Limelight enziguris back! Limelight slingshots and arm-drags then dropkicks! Limelight kips up, but Gallows gets in to CLOBBER him! But the Varsity Blondes get in to double dropkick Gallows! Gallows stays up, the Blondes run and they clothesline him out together!
Fans fire up while Gallows is furious! Griff and BPJ reach out, Limelight tags in BPJ. BPJ kicks and CHOPS Omega, wrenches and tags in Griff. The Blondes go after the arm with ax handles! Griff wrenches, tags BPJ back in and again they go after the arm! BPJ facelocks. Limelight tags in and KICKS Omega! Omega blocks the suplex, body shots back then ROCKS Limelight with forearms! Limelight mule kicks and whips, but Omega reverses and Gallows gets a cheap shot in! The ref reprimands but Omega runs to KOTARO KRUSHER! Tag to Anderson, and Anderson rains down rights on Limelight! Fans boo, Anderson blasts Griff off the apron then whips Limelight to a corner hard!
Anderson claws at Limelight’s face, fans rally and Omega talks trash. Anderson drags Limelight up and over as AEW goes picture in picture.
Anderson CHOPS Limelight, Gallows tags in, Omega gets a cheap shot in, and Gallows drags Limelight up to shove him back into the corner hard! Gallows throws heavy hands and ROCKS Limelight with an uppercut! Gallows soaks up the heat from the fans, stands on Limelight’s head, then lets off as the ref counts. Gallows drags Limelight back up, bumps him off buckles then waits for Limelight to get up, for a ROUNDHOUSE! Tag to Omega and Omega drags Limelight up to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Limelight lives but Omega drags him back up. Omega feeds Limelight to the Good Brothers’ boots! Tag to Anderson and Anderson snapmares Limelight into a chinlock.
Limelight endures and fans rally up as Anderson cranks harder on the hold. Limelight fights up, throws elbows but Anderson throws him down! Anderson claws at Limelight’s face, lets off as the ref reprimands, then tags in Omega. Anderson scoop slams Limelight, Gallows becomes a backpack and Omega walks over to Limelight, for Anderson to run and add on, THREE MAN SPLASH! Cover, the Good Brothers intercept but the Varsity Blondes still get in to break it! Gallows knocks BPJ and Griff out of the ring and Omega drags Limelight up as AEW returns to single picture.
Omega RAMS Limelight into a corner, RAMS him in again, then sits him up top. Omega CHOPS Limelight, then runs, but into a boot! Limelight walks the tightrope to avoid Omega, then springboard RANAS him down! Fans fire up and Limelight crawls, but Omega drags him away! Limelight enziguris but misses as Omega ducks! Omega says he’s too smart for that! Omega reels Limelight in, GERMAN SUPLEX, but Limelight lands on his feet! To hit the enziguri this time! Fans fire up as Limelight and Omega crawl, hot tags to BPJ and Anderson! BPJ springboard tackles Anderson! He hits Omega and Gallows for good measure!
Tag to Griff, the Blondes whip Anderson into a lift, BPJ hurries up top, BLOCKBUSTER SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Anderson survives but Griff fires up with the fans. Griff runs at Anderson in a corner, but the splash misses! Omega runs and hits BPJ! Anderson whips Omega in to back body block Griff! ROCKET KICK! Gallows splashes, then they hit a back suplex DOUBLE neckbreaker! Cover, but BPJ and Limelight break it! Gallows and Omega throw them out and Anderson aims at Griff. Griff staggers up, Anderson runs in, MACHINE GUN BOOT! Cover, TWO!?! Griff survives and Gallows gets in to help Anderson drag Griff up! Anderson spins, Griff slips out, Limelight tags in!
Limelight fires off strikes on Anderson but Anderson knees low. Anderson whips, runs in but Limelight BOOTS! Limelight goes up, up and leaps INTO A SPINEBUSTER! Gallows drags Limelight up, Omega intercepts the Blondes, MAGIC KILLER! Cover, “The Elite” wins!
Winners: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers, by pinfall
But before they can celebrate, here comes MOXLEY! Omega sees Moxley coming down the bleachers and dares him to do something while he has his back-up. The Maniac gets in and rushes Omega! Anderson and Gallows are after him but he fights them off! Omega hits back and this is still 3v1! They dig their boots into Moxley in a corner, but here comes the LUCHA BROTHERS! Rey Fenix springboards in to crossbody Gallows down! Pentagon goes after Anderson, the Lucha Brothers are getting payback for what they did at the end of last week! Omega is still after Moxley, they brawl with forearms while things spill out of the ring!
Moxley tackles Omega, but here come other AEW wrestlers and security! But while Omega gets away, Moxley hits Mike Verna with a PARADIGM SHIFT! Moxley then runs and DIVES! Direct hit onto Omega and many others! Moxley puts Omega in, but the Bucks show up to end this here! Matt and Nick ask Moxley cool off but he says “Screw you!” The Bucks dare him to do something more then, but the Lucha Brothers get in! The Bucks turn around, and get SUPERKICKS! Then Fenix and Penta brawl with the Good Brothers, Moxley on their side! Omega and Callis bail out, not caring about anyone but themselves! When will Moxley get his shot at revenge on Omega?
AEW presents the Dynamite premiere of The Waiting Room!
Rebel welcomes us back and introduces The Dentist, the Role Model and the face of the AEW Women’s Division, Britt Baker! Britt dances her way in and thanks Reba for that intro. Britt is so excited to have this Dynamite debut! Everyone, check under your seats for a huge surprise from her! GOT YOU! Never gets old. But let’s get serious. Tonight’s guest is huge! It’s Cody Rhodes! He’s so special, right? They want to give him a huge congratulations on his opportunity with TBS with The Go Big Show, airing Thursdays, and you’ll see some crazy stuff on that show. Probably the craziest thing is that there are some big name celebrity judges, and then Cody. No idea how he got that gig, but we’re all happy for him.
Before bringing Cody out, Britt wants to say one more thing. She can’t get this straight: Who is Cody’s guy? Sting? Shaq? Snoop? Make one good choice! Unlike that thing on his neck. Rebel’s talk show laugh is rough as always. But give it up for the American Nightmare, Cody Rhodes! Wow, Rebel even has sparklers for him. Cody walks in under the sparklers and the Snoop remix of his theme plays, per the contractual obligations of having Cody on the show. Okay let’s put these out… Cody gives Britt and Rebel a hug, Rebel gets a bit frisky, but Britt congratulates Cody on the announcement of his first child with Brandi. That kid is gonna have an action figure way before anyone else here but who’s counting? Britt says she’s just kidding. There are no fake friends here, just fake teeth.
Britt does want to ask Cody about himself, though. A huge year. Go Big Show, baby Rhodes, let’s talk about it. But wait! Another huge surprise that Britt just thought up right now. A surprise guest! Give it up for… JADE CARGILL! Jade walks in in her shiny new ring gear, and Britt asks if she always wears this just walking around. Jade says she’s “a badass bitch,” she does what she wants. Fair enough. And then she snatches the mic from Cody! Jade says Britt actually doesn’t, and Jade sure doesn’t, and certainly no one else in AEW gives a DAMN if he and Brandi are having a baby. Britt says it’s just nine months of no Brandi. And not to sound corny, Cody did Brandi a huge favor.
But Jade and Shaq are TIRED of waiting. “Where is my damn opponent?!” Brandi should be watching Jade dominate as a REAL bad ass mother. And if Brandi ever returns, Jade will beat dat ass. And then she pie faces Cody!! Uh oh~! Here’s RED VELVET! Who invited this little girl? Jade will get on Velvet’s level and squat down to look her in the eye, as she pushes her, too! Velvet SLAPS back! So Jade SLAPS Velvet! They start scrapping! Britt loves this but the women’s locker room rushes in to stop this! Cody as EVP tells Britt to stop recording this, but Velvet comes back for more! Cody shouts, “Pull the plug!” but cameras keep rolling!
Cody gets Velvet out of here, but then someone replays footage of Britt going after Thunder Rosa! Britt doesn’t mind, she likes rewatching it. But it’s THUNDER ROSA! We all know why Britt likes to have a talk show: Britt and her big nose like to get into other people’s business. But at some point, Britt has to get in the ring and do the work! Rosa talked with Tony Khan, and Khan said a match between them is a huge deal. There needs to be time and a big stage. Rosa says this will be settled the right way. That is why Britt gets to face Rosa on Dynamite, 2/3/21, BEACH BREAK! God has answered Rosa’s prayers and now she gets to beat Britt’s ass!
Britt freaks out and thought she wouldn’t have to face Rosa. But it’s happening! There’s no going back now, so that’s the end of the Waiting Room! Will Britt pray that Beach Break never happens? Or is there no more running from what she’s done to Rosa?
Jurassic Express VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard!
Normally Luchasaurus would be by Jungle Boy’s side, but after Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood got in his face, Marko Stunt couldn’t stand idly by! Will JB and Stunt make FTR #FeelTheRegret for making fun of Fun-Sized?
The teams sort out and Stunt starts against Cash. They circle, tie up, and Cash pops Stunt right up to put him in a corner. Dax tags in, Stunt gets loose and slides under, hops around and JB jumps in to back him up! FTR stays back but Stunt flips them off here, there and underneath. Dax and Stunt tie up, Dax puts Stunt in the corner, the ref calls for the break and Dax lets off. Stunt stares Dax off to SLAP him! Dax throws forearms on Stunt, rains down fists, but the ref backs him off. Dax lets off, brings Stunt up, and snap suplexes him hard! Tag to Cash, FTR both yank Stunt up by his hair to SLAM him back down!
Cash stalks Stunt, puts him in a corner and CHOPS him down! Fans boo FTR while rallying for Stunt. Cash gets in JB’s face but Stunt CHOPS Cash! Stunt kicks low but Cash kicks back. Cash ROCKS Stunt with the EuroUpper! Tully taunts Stunt, Cash whips Stunt but Stunt QUEBRADAS, but into Cash’s arms! Cash tilt-o-whirls Stunt but Stunt headscissors! Cash rebounds off ropes into Stunt’s dropkick! Tag to JB and the Express double whips to atomic drop and enziguri! Dax runs in but he gets an atomic drop and enziguri, too! JB has Dax, Stunt has Cash, they double whip FTR but FTR reverses! Stunt and JB stop themselves just in time, to somersault back for KANGAROO KICKS!
FTR staggers, Stun gets a monkey flip boost to RANA Dax out of the ring! And then FUN-SIZED IN MOTION on Cash! JB aims to open the ropes, Stunt DIVES and takes FTR down! JB adds on an ASAI MOONSAULT! Fans fire up as Jurassic Express strikes a pose and AEW goes picture in picture.
JB goes out to put Cash in, bumping him off apron. Dax throws hands but JB hits back! Cash CHOPS JB, JB CHOPS back! JB pushes Dax away, pursues Cash and puts him in the ring. Cash hurries but he misses his elbow drop! JB CHOPS, knuckle locks, kicks and goes up, up, tag to Stunt before the springboard arm-drag! Stunt and JB double dropkick Cash down! Stunt stalks Cash to a corner, fires off hands, but Cash pushes him away. Tag to Dax. Cash reverses the whip and FTR give Stunt a HUGE double hotshot flapjack! Dax scowls down at Stunt as he looms over him. Dax drags Stunt up, back suplexes high and HARD!
Dax looms over Stunt again, drags him up by an ear, then bumps him off buckles. The ref counts as Dax is after Stunt in the corner with a CHOP! Stunt falls, Dax lets off and brings Stunt up, but Stunt CHOPS back! Stunt CHOPS again, then kicks, but Dax brings Stunt around to whip and CLOBBER him! Dax stomps Stunt around, fish hooks his face to keep him from JB, and drives an elbow in as the ref counts. Dax pulls Stunt’s hair, snapmares him and wraps him up in a seated cobra twist. Stunt endures as Dax pushes on his head, wrenches the neck, and pulls hair. AEW returns to single picture as fans rally for Stunt. Dax grinds his forearm in but stops as the ref reprimands.
Dax lets Stunt out of the stretch to tag in Cash. Whip and SPINEBUSTER, cover, TWO! Cash keeps his focus and he drags Stunt back up. Cash bumps Stunt off buckles hard, then tags in Dax. They whip, drop toehold and drop elbows on Stunt! Cover, TWO! Another try, ONE! Another, ONE!! Dax is furious and he stomps Stunt to the apron! The ref backs Dax off and Dax tags in Cash. Cash drags Stun back in, back up, and reels him in. Cash puts Stunt right into a Gory Especial and pulls on the ankles! Stunt endures, fans rally, and Stunt gets his arms free to sunset flip! TWO! Tag to Dax and Dax keeps Stunt from JB! Dax powerbomb lifts but Stunt slips out to tag JB!
Jungle Boy fires off with forearms, dropkicks Cash then elbows Dax! Another elbow, then a EuroUpper! Dax denies the bulldog but not the LARIAT! Cash runs in and shoves but JB LARIATS back! BACKSTABBER for Dax! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up for JB and he stalks Dax to a corner. JB CHOPS, hoists Dax up top, then CHOPS again! JB climbs up but Dax hits back! JB and Dax brawl, JB staggers away but comes back to hop right up, SUPER STEINER! Cover, but Cash breaks it! Cash drags JB up and suplexes but JB slips out to suplex back, BRAIN BUSTER! Dax rolls JB up! With trunks! TWO!! SUPERKICK! Tag to Stunt, and they combine, wheelbarrow senton! Cover, TWO!!
Stunt drags Dax up, goes up the corner but no Sliced Bread as Dax TOSSES Stunt away! Stunt gets up, Dax throws his elbow pad away to LARIAT! Dax snarls as he stalks Stunt to a corner. Fans rally up, Dax fires off fists! The ref reprimands, Dax lets off at 4 and drags Stunt up by hair! The ref is busy telling Dax to stop, and Stunt MULE KICK LOW BLOWS!! Stunt gets Dax again, for the TORNADO CUTTER! High stack cover, TWO!! Stunt flops out of the ring while Dax is down! Tully backs off as the ref checks and Dax crawls over. Dax brings Stunt up but Stunt ROCKS Dax with rights! Dax flounders, the ref watches him, and misses Tully POSTING Stunt!
JB storms over to tell Tully to back off, but Cash is there to CLOBBER JB! And whip him into railing! Cash puts Stunt in, tags in, and FTR hits the now BIG RIG FLAPJACK CODE BREAKER!! Cover, FTR wins!
Winners: FTR, by pinfall
Tully has another assist in the success of Cash and Dax! Will Jurassic Express get back on track when Luchasaurus is behind the wheel?
NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay!
Two women already incredibly accomplished in the world of martial arts, these two battle for the first time in the squared circle! Deeb was the woman to dethrone Thunder Rosa, but will she be ready for the Brazilian blackbelt?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and this newest chapter in the AEW-NWA crossover begins!
Deeb and Conti circle as fans fire up already. They tie up, go around, and Deeb gets the arm for a wrench and wristlock. Deeb wrenches back, steps over and hooks Deeb right up in a standing cobra twist! Deeb pries at the hold but Conti grinds a forearm into the ribs! Deeb reaches back to hip toss free, then arm-drags Conti down to an armlock! Deeb floats around to shift Conti into a double chicken wing cover, TWO! Conti gets right up and pushes Deeb, but Deeb keeps her cool. Conti spins but Deeb blocks the back kick, only for Conti to kick the other leg and knock her over! Conti goes after a leg and has a HEEL HOOK!
Deeb endures, Conti pulls on the foot, and turns things over to a CALF KILLER! Deeb grabs Conti’s head to drag her out of the hold and into a chinlock! Conti fights and moves around but Deeb throws her with a takeover! Conti headscissors, Deeb pops out but runs into a sayanagi throw! Deeb gets back up and fans cheer as the two stare down. Deeb and Conti circle again, show test of strength, and tie up with knuckle locks. Deeb rolls, wrenches, keylocks and wrangles Conti to the mat! Deeb twists the wrist, Conti kips up and wrenches back to reel Deeb in for a triangle! Deeb stays up, throws hands, but Conti throws forearms back!
Deeb powers out and snapmares Conti to run and SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up as Deeb brings Conti up and reels her in. Double underhooks but Conti back drops and sits down! TWO, Deeb sunsets, TWO! Conti bicycle BOOTS Deeb so hard, Conti is staggering! Deeb flounders out of the ring and Conti steadies herself as AEW goes picture in picture.
Conti hurries after Deeb and brings her up. Conti puts Deeb in, gets a hug from Jay and then gets in, only for Deeb to get a leg! DRAGON SCREW in the ropes! Conti hobbles, Deeb gets the leg again, but Conti throws forearms back! Conti gets free, then kicks, but Deeb ducks the buzzsaw only to get the HEEL KICK! Cover, TWO!! Deeb survives and Conti grows frustrated but Jay coaches her up. Conti brings Deeb up, Deeb waistlocks but Conti switches to ripcord and sayanagi! And again! And again! Conti sits Deeb up to BUZZSAW! Cover, TWO!! Deeb still lives but Conti goes for another cover, TWO! Conti grows frustrated as she can’t put Deeb away!
Conti gets back up, paces around Deeb and whips her to a corner. Conti runs in, and BOOTS Deeb again! Then double wrist to monkey flip! Conti rolls back to cover, TWO!! Deeb is still in this as AEW goes to break!
AEW returns as Deeb puts Conti back in the ring. Deeb fireman’s carries, Conti slips off and full nelsons, swinging STUNNER! Cover, TWO!?! Deeb survives and Conti can’t believe it! Conti drags Deeb into body scissors, hooks the arms, but Deeb resists the leg hook nelson to STRETCH MUFFLER! Conti reaches out for ropes, crawls over, and gets the ropebreak! The ref counts, Deeb lets go fast to drag Conti away and omoplata, but Conti cradle counters! TWO and Deeb fireman’s carries Conti for a GUTBUSTER DROP! Cover, TWO!! Conti crawls as Deeb grits her teeth. Deeb puts Conti up top backwards, climbs up behind her, but Conti throws elbows.
Deeb clubs Conti, climbs up and hooks Conti into a HANGING GORY ESPECIAL! The ref counts, Deeb lets go at 4, and Conti adjusts position. Deeb comes back but Conti boots her away! Conti leaps up and over, comes back with another BOOT! Then a double chicken wing, but Conti can’t get Deeb up into the Especial from her beat up legs! Deeb reverses to a backslide, Conti slips through but into the underhooks! DEEBTOX!! Cover, Deeb wins!
Winner: Serena Deeb, by pinfall (still NWA Women’s World Champion)
The trapped-arm facebuster secures the win for Deeb! Jay is still there for Tay, but when will she have another chance at a title in 2021?
Next week, AEW celebrates Negative One’s birthday!
That’s why Hangman Page is teaming up with The Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds, John Silver & Colt Cabana in a great 8 Man Tag! Will the Good, the Bad, the Hungy and the BOOM BOOM give the gift of winning when they go against Chaos Project and The Hybrid2?
Plus, #HardyParty is going to make the money worth it in a Six Man Tag against Matt Sydal & Top Flight, and Miro gives us the debut of his Kentucky Butler, Chuck Taylor! Then, the Vicious Vixen’s Nyla Rose returns to Dynamite against LEGIT Leyla Hirsch, and after we saw him rough up Kenny Omega, Jon Moxley will be back in action!
AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin VS Brian Cage w/ Team Taz!
Who can stop the Path of Cage? So far, no one has. But with Taz, Ricky Starks and even Son of Taz, Hook, in his corner, is it a shoe-in that Cage becomes the Two Belt Machine? Or will the Relentless underdog take Cage to his limits in this New Year’s Smash finale?
AEW returns as Darby makes his entrance and Taz joins commentary to enjoy this. The introductions are made, the TNT title is raised, and this grudge match a long time coming finally begins!
Darby rushes in and dropkicks the leg out then basement dropkicks Cage out! Darby keeps moving and he DIVES to send Cage into railing! He dribbles Cage off the railing, goes back into the ring and builds speed again, to DIVE! But into a SUPLEX! Cage shouts, “WHO BETTA?!” Starks fist-bumps Cage and Cage puts Darby back in the ring. Cage stalks Darby, circles around him then drags Darby up, but Darby SLAPS Cage! Cage CLOBBERS Darby! Cage drags Darby up, trophy lifts him, and then TOSSES him onto the timekeeper’s table! The table is splinters from that crash landing! The ref goes out to check on Darby, he’s somehow okay to continue, so Cage goes out to fetch him.
The ref tells Team Taz to stay back as Cage drags Darby up. Darby is bleeding, and Cage suplexes Darby up to make the blood rush there faster. Cage holds Darby up like that as he goes up the steel steps to the ramp, and then TOSSES Darby into the ring! Cage then dead lifts and SLAMS Darby with one hand! Darby is bleeding, making for a crimson mask on the unpainted half of his face! Cage watches Darby crawl to a corner, then he runs in, to EuroUpper and ROUNDHOUSE, then GERMAN SUPLEX! Darby flops and flounders but Cage stalks over to TOSS Darby into the corner! Darby hits hard, then flops to the mat, and his blood stains the mat!
Fans rally up for Darby as hard as they can but Cage looms over Darby. Cage hauls Darby up, and TOSSES him to the other corner! The ref wants Cage to let off but Cage rains down furious fists! The ref counts, Cage lets off at 4, and he drags Darby up. Darby flops down, fans rally even harder, and Cage sits Darby up for crossface forearms as AEW goes picture in picture!
Cage keeps clobbering Darby with forearms, then lets off as the ref wants to check on Darby. Darby is somehow still in this but Cage scuffs him with his boot. Cage toys with Darby, then shows off the muscles. Darby leaps right up and onto Cage to throw forearms all over the place! Cage RAMS Darby into buckles and Darby crumbles! Cage BOOTS Darby down, then dead lifts him into bicep curls! Cage is just showing off before he TOSSES Darby again! Cover, ONE?! Cage laughs, he didn’t think Darby was conscious. Darby manages to sit up but Cage is right on him for a wrench, clinch, and OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Darby writhes while Cage paces.
Starks sneers and smirks as Cage bumps Darby off buckles and CHOPS him! Cage digs his boot into Darby’s good side, but the ref counts. Cage lets off at 4, rains down rights, trying to bust open the good side so Darby will have a full crimson mask. Cage stomps Darby, drags him back up, and then goes corner to corner as AEW returns to single picture. Cage runs in, but into a boot! Darby goes up and leaps, into a fireman’s carry and F5!! Cover, ONE?!?! Darby surprises Cage again and Team Taz is growing frustrated. Fans are thunderous for Darby as Cage yanks Darby right up to a POWERBOMB! And then ANOTHER BOMB! And ANOTHER! That last one was like a Kevin Nash Jackknife!
Darby sits up to flip Cage off?! Cage hauls Darby back up for a bomb to the ramp!! The ref asks Darby if he wants to stop this mask but Darby just flips Cage off again! Taz is furious on commentary and shouts for Cage to whoop Darby’s ass! Cage drags Darby over to a corner, and dead lift SUPERPLEXES him! Cover, ONE!?!?! How is Darby doing this?! Cage is losing his cool, and he goes out to bring the steel steps around! The ref tells Cage to stop, but Cage positions the steps near the apron. Cage drags Darby to the apron and aims at the steps! Cage fireman’s carries but Darby fights out!
Darby dropkicks Cage but Cage holds ropes! Darby BITES the hands, Cage lets go and falls onto the steps! Cage is on the steel, Darby climbs up the corner, SUPER COFFIN DROP!! Both men are down on the floor and fans are thunderous again! A ring count starts, Taz is furious on commentary all over again, and somehow Darby stirs at 3. Darby pushes himself up at 5, gets to the apron at 6, and drags himself in at 7! Cage uses the steps to stand at 8 and gets in at 9! Darby throws wrist tape away to SLAP Cage! And SLAP! SLAP! Darby runs, springboards, but into a waistlock! Cage flips Darby around but Darby BITES Cage’s face!
Darby takes off his studded belt, runs at Cage, gets around and flips over, THROWBACK STUNNER! The belt adds on, and then Darby uses it to tie up Cage’s legs! Darby shoves Cage over and rains down fists on the back of Cage’s head! The ref backs Darby off but Darby comes back, only for Cage to BASEMENT FLAPJACK him! Darby flounders, Cage breaks free of the belt, but Darby runs in for CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!! Cage staggers up, Darby goes to a corner, Darby runs and shotgun dropkicks Cage into buckles! Cover, TWO, but Darby is right to the top rope for DOUBLE STOMPS!
Darby isn’t done, but Hook distracts the ref! Starks YANKS Darby down, but the lights go out! IT’S STIIIIING! Baseball bat shot and a SMACK for Starks! Cage KNEES Darby up top, climbs up and hauls Darby up for a fireman’s carry. Darby fights that off, for a SUPER CRUCIFIX DRIVER!! Cover, Darby wins!!
Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
The Icon helped even the odds, and the underdog is still the champion! Will Hobbs hurries out to back up Taz, Hook and Cage, but the snow still falls! Will Team Taz continue to be left out in the cold so long as Sting is watching over Darby?
Another great episode for AEW, and a very good second part to New Year’s Smash! We had a really good opening of PAC VS Kingston with everyone else ringside, and I like that Pac since he’s been gone and needs these wins since AEW is about the records. Archer showing up makes a lot of sense, too, as he still has business with Kingston. But with both of them wanting after Kingston, there is surely going to be PAC VS Archer to see who gets first crack at Kingston going into a PPV like AEW Revolution, or maybe even just Beach Break on 2/3/21. Miro VS Chuck was a good match, but I figured Miro wins because the story of Chuck being his “butler” is more interesting and will surely be more entertaining.
I should’ve known from the moment Callis insisted on separate entrances that the Bucks wouldn’t be joining Omega. Of course, Nick Jackson also suffered a minor leg injury last week, so he wasn’t going to be in shape for any matches tonight. This was a good way of covering that up in kayfabe, even if it pushes the pace up on the story. If not for the injury, I would’ve thought they’d give us more time of Bucks and Omega being friends. Of course, the Bucks did get in at the very end of all the brawling between Moxley, Lucha Brothers, Omega and Good Brothers, so perhaps they aren’t that upset with Omega pulling this little swerve.
And while I don’t want “the band” breaking up after only just reuniting, I would love if AEW could be the gateway to a Triple Threat TRIPLE TAG TITLE match. Bucks are AEW World Tag champs, Lucha Brothers are still AAA World Tag champs, and the Good Brothers are currently Impact Wrestling World Tag champs, it would be insane if one of these legitimately great teams became TRIPLE tag champions. At the very least, it’d make sense if Lucha Brothers returned to Impact as they were only just there in 2018 to 2019 and were Impact tag champs just the once.
FTR VS Jungle Boy & Marko Stunt was very good, and it was an interesting twist for Stunt to low blow Dax before Tully cheated him out of a win. I wonder if FTR brings that up before giving us the rematch, but with Luchasaurus in with JB per the usual combination. Though I could see Stunt wanting to be back in, just in JB’s spot. This feud is definitely only extending to build tag contenders on the side while The Bucks are busy with the Omega story. The same goes for the Inner Circle having a Triple Threat Tag within their own ranks. That is going to be a great match, but now that Jericho and MJF have declared for the Tag Division, they’re definitely going to win and go on a run up the rankings.
Deeb VS Conti was a great match, but AEW and TNT still need to figure out how they can go picture in picture and NOT have to go to full commercial. Conti got that monkey flip to cover and then it goes away, I almost thought Deeb was going to win while we were on break. Deeb retains because for one, it’s the NWA title, it won’t change hands until it’s on an NWA program. Plus, Conti is still very young and so is her career, she will have plenty of time to build into a great champion. The Dark Order had a good segment with Hangman Page, but if they’re posing the proposition here, I have a feeling Hangman doesn’t #JoinDarkOrder.
The Waiting Room was alright as far as the talk show portion, as Britt literally reused material from Dark to mock Cody. But Jade Cargill getting in Cody’s face, then brawling with Velvet was a much better segment. As was Rosa calling out Britt and finally giving us the match between them for Beach Break. That match should be treated as an unofficial contender’s match, the winner moving on to challenge Hikaru Shida for the AEW Women’s World Championships. That probably means it’ll be Britt, but perhaps with help from Rebel.
And then the TNT Championship was a great match, especially once Cage tossed Darby through the table and Darby was bleeding. Darby proved his superhuman durability, and it was great for Sting to reinforce him against Team Taz. That tag match has to happen for AEW Revolution. Otherwise, what is Sting really doing here?
My Score: 9.4/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (1/12/21)
A Dark dozen on 1/12!
In the shadow of New Year’s Smash is AEW Dark!
Before the New Year’s Smash continues on Dynamite, AEW Dark brings a dozen match-ups, with a BIG 10 Man Tag featuring the Dark Order!
- Ricky Starks w/ Hook VS Mike Verna; Starks wins.
- Jurassic Express VS RYZIN & Fuego Del Sol; Jurassic Express wins.
- Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay VS Marti Daniels; Conti wins.
- 10 Man Tag: Dark Order VS Shawn Dean, Zack Clayton, Adam Priest, Danny Limelight & Vary Morales; The Dark Order wins.
- “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Hook VS Louie Valle; Hobbs wins.
- Red Velvet VS Leva Bates; Velvet wins.
- The Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds & John Silver VS KC Navarro & El Australiano; The Dark Order wins.
- The Varsity Blondes VS Lee Johnson & Aaron Solow; The Varsity Blondes win.
- Anna Jay w/ Tay Conti VS Alex Gracia; Jay wins.
- Serena Deeb VS Tesha Price; Deeb wins.
- Bear Country VS Baron Black & Nick Comoroto; Bear Country wins.
- Chaos Project VS Top Flight; Top Flight wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Ricky Starks w/ Hook VS Mike Verna!
Absolute has the Son of Taz in his corner as he takes on the Real Man of Steel! Hook has played a small part in Team Taz’s recent wins, will he do the same this week?
The bell rings and the two circle. Starks has fans chanting for him and he thanks them, then ties up with Verna. Starks knees low, throws forearms, and strikes a pose, only for Verna to ROCK him! Verna whips, Starks reverses and blocks a kick but not the enziguri! Starks staggers to a corner, Verna runs in but only gets buckles! Starks jawbreakers, runs and dropkicks Verna down! Now Starks strikes his pose! Starks stomps Verna in the corner but the ref counts. Starks lets off and says, “Too easy!” Starks brings Verna up to CHOP, then CHOP him off his feet! Fans cheer as Starks elbows Verna, but Verna hits back. Starks knees low, throws haymakers and another CHOP!
Verna goes along ropes, and CHOPS back! Starks kicks low, bumps Verna off buckles and fires off fast hands and feet! Verna bails out but Starks stalks him. Starks RAMS Verna into the apron, puts him back in the ring, and fans cheer as Starks stalks Verna more. Verna throws body shots, but Starks blocks the suplex to give the suplex! Starks shakes his head and drags Verna up. Starks whips Verna corner to corner, strikes a pose then runs in but Verna dodges! Verna ROCKS Starks then rallies with lariats! And a spinning powerslam! Cover, TWO!
Verna fires up and he drags Starks up to a fireman’s carry. Fans rally, Starks slips off and runs to run Verna over! Starks keeps moving, Verna drops down but stands up into the SPEAR! Cover, Starks wins!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
Starks grins and strikes his pose again. Will Absolute go from #5 contender to THE #1 contender soon enough?
Jurassic Express VS RYZIN & Fuego Del Sol!
Though it’s the usual combo of Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy now, it’ll be JB and Marko Stunt against FTR for Dynamite tomorrow night! Will Jurassic Express at least stay on track against the Priest of Sin and Fire of the Sun?
The teams sort out and JB starts against Fuego. Fans are fired up for JB as he and Fuego circle. They tie up, JB waistlocks, headlocks but Fuego powers out. JB whips Fuego, things speed up and JB hurdles but Fuego leaps. JB sweeps the legs, cover, ONE! Fuego reverses the roles and sweeps to cover, ONE! Double dropkicks cancel out, JB and Fuego double kip-up! Ryzin tags himself in and says he can do better, but he runs into an arm-drag! Luchasaurus tags, Ryzin whips JB but JB ducks the boot and Luchasaurus ROUNDHOUSES Ryzin down! Luchasaurus brings Ryzin up, Ryzin throws a haymaker but Luchasaurus CHOPS him down!
Tag to JB, Luchasaurus scoops Ryzin to SLAM him! JB hits a KNEE-BOARD SENTON! Cover, TWO! JB keeps cool and he brings Ryzin up to CHOP him! JB whips Ryzin, Ryzin reverses and gets around to pull hair for a neckbreaker! Fans boo, Ryzin taunts Stunt, then Ryzin says NO to tagging Fuego! Ryzin stomps JB down, drags him back up and scoops him for a slam. Ryzin runs to drop a leg, brother! Cover, ONE! Ryzin keeps on JB with a chinlock but JB fights up. JB throws elbows and fights free, then dodges and leaps, into Ryzin’s arms! POWERSLAM! Ryzin still won’t tag Fuego and he runs to the corner to go up and moonsault, but JB moves! Ryzin belly flops and now he tags Fuego!
Fuego drags JB up and whips him, but JB LARIATS on the rebound! Hot tag to Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus rallies on Fuego and Ryzin, CHOPS, back kicks, BOOTS! Luchasaurus tosses Fuego to a corner for fast hands! Luchasaurus whips Fuego, and FLAPJACKS him! Ryzin dodges but Luchasaurus bounces off buckles to DOUBLE LARIAT Ryzin and Fuego! Tag to JB, they drag Fuego up, but Ryzin throws JB away! Fuego lands out of the back suplex, he and Ryzin double dropkick! Luchasaurus stays up, so Fuego dropkicks a leg out and Ryzin throws Luchasaurus out! Ryzin wrecks Luchasaurus with another dropkick, then Fuego goes after JB with forearms.
JB reverses the whip to ROCK Fuego, whip, but Fuego springboards to POISON-RANA! Cover, TWO!! JB survives and Fuego can’t believe it! Ryzin grabs JB and coordinates with Fuego, but Luchasaurus intercepts! JB breaks free, Luchasaurus CHOKE SLAMS Fuego onto Ryzin! Jurassic Express get Fuego with the BACK SUPLEX BOMB! Ryzin runs in, but into a TAIL WHIP! JB puts Fuego in the Snare Trap STF, Fuego taps! Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by submission
The team is still on track, but they’re going in with their “Fun-Sized” formation against one of the best tag teams in wrestling today! Will Jungle Boy and Marko Stunt be able to catch FTR off guard at New Year’s Smash?
Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay VS Marti Daniels!
Whether the Brazilian blackbelt has decided to #JoinDarkOrder or not has yet to be seen, but she still has her tag team partner by her side. Will Conti be rolling into her NWA Women’s World Championship match for New Year’s Smash?
The bell rings and Marti rushes Conti but Conti gets around to roll Marti up, TWO! Conti throws Marti with the drop sayanagi hat trick, then the judo hip toss. Conti sits Marti up, blows a kiss and KICKS Marti in the chest! Marti gets up and Conti storms over, but Marti ROCKS, whips and YANKS Conti down by her head! Conti staggers up, Marti rushes in but the boot gets stuck on the ropes! Conti KICKS the leg, goes out to the apron and has a HANGING KNEEBAR! The ref counts, Conti lets go at 4 and Marti hobbles away while protesting. Conti gets in, drags Marti back up but Marti SLAPS her! Marti tells Conti she will not be disrespected, so Conti fires off forearms!
Marti shoves, gets under one clothesline but not the BLINDSIDE! Conti rallies with clotheslines, dodges Marti and OVERHEAD THROWS her! Fans fire up with Conti and Conti goes up a corner. Marti runs in but Conti jumps over and rolls, to then come back with a BOOT! Conti reels Marti in, Gory Especial to the SPINNING KNEE! Cover off the #TayKO, Conti wins!
Winner: Tay Conti, by pinfall
A strong showing ahead of her big title opportunity, will Conti be a champion for the first time in her wrestling career?
10 Man Tag: Dark Order VS Shawn Dean, Zack Clayton, Adam Priest, Danny Limelight & Vary Morales!
Speaking of the Dark Order, this is literally a BIG match for them to start their 2021! Will Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, Alan Angels, Preston Vance and BOOM BOOM, Colt Cabana, start the new year on the right foot together?
The teams sort out, Stu starts and CLOBBERS Priest! And again! Stu hauls Priest up, Priest sunset flips but Stu rolls through to kick. Priest gets under, rolls Stu up, TWO! Priest arm-drags and CHOPS Stu, then whips. Stu reverses, Priest reverses back to lock up a leg and Russian Leg Sweep! Priest whips Stu, Stu reverses and hurdles to drop then CLOBBER Priest again! Priest tags out to Clayton, Stu tags in Angels! Clayton pie faces Five, but Angels throws forearms back! Clayton shoves Angels down but Angels gets up to kick and forearm! Another shove but now Angels dropkicks the legs out! Angels runs but Clayton CLOBBERS Angels!
Clayton wrenches and suplexes but Angels slips out to get around and dropkick Clayton down! Morales tags in, leaps over Angels but turns around into a dropkick! Tag to Ten, he whips Five in to forearm! Angels feeds Morales to Vance’s scoop, dropkick to FALL AWAY SLAM! Vance stalks Morales to a corner, whips him corner to corner and clotheslines! Vance whips back the other way, Morales goes up and over then dodges to mule kick! Morales goes up, and missile dropkicks Vance down! Morales mocks the Dark Order pose, runs but the clothesline doesn’t bother Vance! Morales avoids the boot, but not the wheelbarrow stungun GERMAN!
Vance looms over Morales, drags him over and tags in Uno. Uno runs in to CHOP Morales, then keeps him close with a butterfly suplex! Tag to Cabana and Cabana stays between Morales and his team. Cabana whips, body shots and runs to swinging neckbreaker! Fans fire up with Cabana as he runs around with a victory lap. Cabana cools down and brings Morales up to whip him to a corner. Morales BOOTS back, then hops up over Cabana to sunset flip! Cabana rolls through but into an enziguri! Hot tag to Stu and Limelight! Limelight springboard clotheslines Stu down! Then he dodges Vance to springboard neckbreaker! Limelight whips Stu but Uno tags in!
Uno catches Limelight for a GERMAN! Fans cheer as Uno stands on Limelight’s head then brings him up to bump off buckles. Tag to Cabana and Uno whips him in to back body block Limelight! Tag to Angels and Cabana feeds Limelight to Angels’ elbow! Cover, TWO! Angels keeps on Limelight, whips him to a corner and throws haymakers! Limelight hits back but Angels stomps him then turns him for a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Dean was ready to spring on him but the ref keeps him back. Angels powers Limelight to the corner, Vance tags in, and Angels feeds Limelight to Vance’s SPINEBUSTER! Angels somersaults to go up the corner and MOONSAULT onto Limelight!
Vance drags Limelight back up to bump him off buckles, tag to Uno. Limelight fights out of the Dark Order corner, but Uno blocks him, hands the foot to the ref and hits a neckbreaker! Tag to Stu and Stu drags Limelight up. Stu tags Angels, they mug Limelight, and Angels grinds Limelight with a facelock. Dean and team rally up and Limelight fights out with a forearm, back hand, and then he blocks Angels’ kick for an EXPLODER! Limelight and Angels are down, hot tags to Dean and Stu! The Captain rallies on The Dark Order with big clotheslines and elbows! Dean runs to corner dropkick Stu, then goes the other way to dropkick Uno! CANNONBALL onto Stu!
Angels gets in, Dean spins him around and around for a DDT! Fans fire up with Dean and he drags Stu up for a suplex. Stu fights free, goes Matrix with the handspring and PELES! Priest tags in but Stu tags Uno! The Dark Order all get in, QUADRUPLE BOOTS! Uno BOOTS Clayton down for good measure! Vance ripcords Priest, he and Angels LARIAT SANDWICH him! Then BIONIC ELBOW from Cabana, Uno and Stu hit FATALITY!! Cover, the Dark Order wins!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
A big win for the united front! Will they carry on in the name of Mr. Brodie Lee and make AEW theirs from top to bottom?
“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/ Hook VS Louie Valle!
Another member of Team Taz, and Hook, head to the ring, ready to show no one can stop FTW! Will the Hellion be little more than a speedbump as Hobbs heads for the top?
The bell rings and Hobbs CLOBBERS Valle into the corner! The ref reprimands as Hobbs grinds Valle into the buckles, so Hobbs lets off to then CLOBBER Valle again! Hobbs drags Valle up, puts him in another corner, then TOSSES him across the ring! Valle flounders and flops like a ragdoll, and he has a cut on his eyebrow! Hobbs doesn’t care that Valle is bleeding, he bearhugs and thrashes Valle around! Valle can only flail so Hobbs drops him. Hobbs makes everyone look at the blood, and then throws Valle out hard! Hobbs distracts the ref, Hook is lurking, Valle gets up and Hook judo throws Valle down! Hook puts Valle in for Hobbs, Hobbs hauls him up, scoop and POWERHOUSE SLAM!! Cover, Hobbs wins!
Winner: Will Hobbs, by pinfall
To be honest, Hook didn’t even need to get a shot in, because this was done the moment it started. “This is what I do! BLOOD!” Hobbs hauls Valle up again for ANOTHER POWERHOUSE SLAM! Will 2021 be the Year of FTW?
Red Velvet VS Leva Bates!
These two have quite a bit in common. They’re both able to be very sweet but also very spicy, and are both working hard towards the top of the AEW Women’s Division! Will Red Velvet be the one to stop the Librarian’s winning streak before it really gets going?
The bell rings and the two shake hands to show there’s respect. Leva does the stirrin’ it up and Velvet likes that. They tie up, Velvet steps through to fireman’s carry takeover then get the arm. Leva gets up, wrenches out and has a wristlock. Velvet rolls, handsprings and wrenches back to hammerlock. Velvet rolls with Leva to get a cover, ONE! Leva sweeps to cover, ONE as Velvet bridges out! Velvet Oklahoma Rolls, TWO! Velvet whips, Leva gets around and turns Velvet for a neckbreaker! Cover, ONE! Leva is a bit surprised by that but she Northern Lights! Bridging cover, ONE! Leva is again surprised, but she headlocks to grind Velvet. Velvet powers out but Leva runs her over!
Things speed up, Velvet does the splits then side steps and calf kicks! Cover, TWO! Velvet drags Leva up, whips her to a corner and hits a corner splash! Velvet does the splits as she digs her boot into Leva, then lets up at 4. Velvet runs in but Leva slips out and Velvet gets buckles! Leva roundhouses, then sweeps the legs, to slingshot and somersault, run corner to corner, and hits a swinging bronco buster! Cover, TWO! Leva grows annoyed but she waits for Velvet to stand. Velvet blocks the superkick, spins Leva and kicks. Leva blocks to sweep Velvet to a splits, BASEMENT SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO!
Leva is getting closer and she brings Velvet up, but Velvet mule kicks! AX KICK LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Velvet keeps her cool and she runs at Leva but Leva fireman’s carries! Velvet slips off whatever Leva was going for, to sweep the legs to a facebuster! JUST DESSERTS! Cover, Velvet wins!
Winner: Red Velvet, by pinfall
Sweet, sweet victory for Velvet but a bitter defeat for Leva! The streak is over already, will Leva be able to recover? Is Velvet just a few more wins away from the taste of a title opportunity?
The Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds & John Silver VS KC Navarro & El Australiano!
Numbers 3 and 4 are back in action, and are looking to keep the momentum going for the faction! Will the top recruiters convince “The Truly Blessed” and the Luchador from Down Under to #JoinDarkOrder?
The teams sort out, Reynolds starts with Australiano and they tie up. Australiano wrenches to a wristlock, Reynolds rolls to wrench back and spin him around for a headlock to wristlock. Australiano flips through, dodges the clothesline and runs Reynolds over! Australiano does a dance then a standing mariposa! Then he dodges a kick, hits a headscissor, but Reynolds handsprings to drag Australiano down. Reynolds moves Australiano around into a dragon’s lair, TWO! Reynolds dropkicks Australiano then kips up to show off! Tag to Silver and Navarro tags in, too. Silver says he’s friggin’ jacked, Navarro says he’s friggin’ BLESSED!
Well jacked fireman’s carries blessed and TOSSES him! Navarro flounders around to ropes and wants a time-out. Silver flexes on Navarro, and Navarro apologizes for talking trash. Navarro offers a handshake but goes for a kick, which Silver blocks! Silver flips Navarro, things speed up, Navarro slides under and trips Silver up! Navarro flips up and over Silver and says he’s blessed AND jacked! Silver ROUNDHOUSES Navarro down! Silver drags Navarro up, TOSSES him across the way, and flexes again. Navarro goes to a corner, Silver brings him up and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Reynolds, Silver trophy lifts and tosses into Reynolds’ CUTTER! Cover but Australiano breaks it!
Reynolds brings Navarro up to DECK him with the EuroUpper! Tag to Silver, he brings Navarro up and ROCKS him! Silver whips Navarro to ropes and back drops him HIGH! Even Silver is shocked! Tag to Reynolds, they drag Navarro up and double whip to double hip toss and toss, but Navarro dodges! Tag to Australiano and he dropkicks Silver! Enziguri for Reynolds, but Silver kicks back! The Dark Order double whips but Australiano goes up and over in the corner. Silver catches him, but Australiano gets away and Reynolds almost hits Silver! Australiano goes up top and hits WHISPER IN THE WIND on them both!
Australiano does a dance, Navarro gives him a hand to go old school, and Australiano SUPER MOONSAULTS! Direct hit on Reynolds, Navarro DIVES onto Silver! Australiano puts Reynolds in, climbs up top, and SIDEWAYS MOONSAULTS, only to FLOP! Reynolds BOOTS Australiano, but Navarro missile dropkicks him down! Navarro throws forearms on Silver, fires up then runs, but Silver trips him into ropes! Dark Order STRADDLE ATTACK DROPKICK COMBO Navarro! Silver torture racks for the INVERTED F 10!! Australiano runs in but into a half nelson, ENZIGURI, then fisherman BUSTER! Cover, Dark Order wins!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
Reynolds almost went Back to the Future with that one, but the Beaver Boys win another one for the faction! Will they find their way to the AEW World Tag Team Championships in the new year?
The Varsity Blondes VS Lee Johnson & Aaron Solow!
Griff Garrison and Brian Pillman Jr. tried to protect AEW from the Good Brothers invading, but got superkicks from the Young Bucks for it! Will the Ivy League MVP and Bulletproof BPJ blow off steam against Big Shotty and The Extra Talented?
“Pretty” Peter Avalon joins commentary because he wants to keep his eyes on the young man he’s hoping to have a Pageant Provocation with. But at the same time, he might have found another candidate in Lee Johnson. Big Shotty might make Avalon forget about Griff. The teams sort out and BPJ starts with Johnson. They circle, fans rally up and the two shake hands to show there is respect. They tie up, BPJ headlocks then holds on as Johnson tries to power out. BPJ hits the takeover, Johnson headscissors but BPJ pops out. Johnson headlocks and hits the takeover, but BPJ headscissors back. Johnson moves around, bridges up but BPJ bridges to turn for a backslide.
Johnson resists, BPJ headlocks again but Johnson powers out, only for BPJ to run him over. Things speed up, BPJ leaps but Johnson sweeps to cover. ONE, BPJ sweeps to cover, ONE! Johnson ducks a kick but BPJ avoids the dropkick, only for Johnson to kip up. Avalon is cheering, too, but Johnson and BPJ tag out to Solow and Griff. The Varsity Blondes run in, Johnson and Solow dodge. But then Solow and Johnson rush in and the Varsity Blondes dodge. All four men stand off and fans cheer. Solow SUPERKICKS BPJ, Griff BOOTS Johnson, and Griff blocks the kick! Solow dodges the punch, huricanranas Griff then dropkicks him down!
Griff flounders to a corner, Solow runs in but Griff dodges. Griff runs in to leap and lariat! Griff fireman’s carries, SAMOAN DRIVER! Cover, ONE!! Solow survives but Griff drags Solow up to wrench and wristlock. Tag to BPJ, the Varsity Blondes whip, body shot and swinging neckbreaker, then Griff drops a leg, brother! BPJ covers, TWO! BPJ stomps Solow, drags him up, kicks him down, then covers, TWO! BPJ has Solow’s arm and then shifts to a seated cobra twist. Fans rally as Solow endures, BPJ digs knuckles in, but Solow fights up. BPJ blocks the hip toss, body shots then wrenches.
BPJ CHOPS Solow to keep him away from the tag, then puts him in the Varsity Blondes corner to clothesline and CHOP! Tag to Griff, BPJ whips Griff in for a BIG splash, that misses! Solow throws BPJ out, crawls to his corner, hot tag to Johnson! Avalon is fired up for Big Shotty as he clotheslines Griff out, then DIVES into both Varsity Blondes! Johnson puts Griff in, springboards, and missile dropkicks! Fans fire up with Johnson as he runs in and CHOPS Griff! Solow tags in, Johnson feeds Griff to the scoop, neckbreaker back suplex combo! Cover, TWO! Solow drags Griff up, fans rally, Griff breaks free but the rolling elbow misses! Solow SCREW HIGH KICKS, but BPJ tags in!
BPJ springboard lariats Solow down but Johnson runs in, into Griff’s BOOT! Griff runs into an enziguri! BPJ SUPERKICKS Johnson! Solow victory rolls BPJ but Griff ROLLING ELBOWS Solow down! The Varsity Blondes coordinate, pop-up missile dropkick POWERBOMB! Cover, Varsity Blondes win!
Winners: The Varsity Blondes, by pinfall
The only relief to Pretty Peter is that Johnson was spared. But with this win, will Griff and BPJ be climbing up the tag team ranks? And speaking of Johnson, Avalon walks over to him and offers him his 8 x 10. Is Johnson going to partake in Pretty Peter’s Pageant Provocation in the near future?
Anna Jay w/ Tay Conti VS Alex Gracia!
The Star of the Show cheered on Conti, now Conti will cheer her on! The rest of the Dark Order has dominated, will Number 99 keep it 100?
The bell rings and Jay circles with Gracia. They tie up, go around, and Gracia arm-drags Jay away. Gracia waves at Jay but Jay gets up and ties up with her again. Jay arm-drags Gracia now but Gracia kips up. Jay wrenches, Gracia wrenches to sweep the legs and cover, ONE! Jay sweeps, covers, ONE! Gracia runs and arm-drags Jay but Jay dodges the dropkick. Jay fires off forearms, whips but Gracia reverses. Jay slips out to the apron, HEEL KICK gets Gracia in the mouth! Jay gets in and rallies on Gracia, then mule kicks a leg out to run and BASEMENT BLOCKBUSTER! Jay fires up, drags Gracia up and wrenches to DANGEROUS JAY HOOK KICK!
Gracia gets in a corner, Jay runs in to LEG LARIAT! Then Jay runs side to side, somersault KICK! Gracia boots Jay away, runs but into a waistlock then the QUEENSLAYER SLEEPER!! The body scissors are on, Gracia taps, Jay wins!
Winner: Anna Jay, by pinfall
The Queenslayer makes the Pink Dream’s night a nightmare! Will Jay find her way to a title opportunity in the near future?
Serena Deeb VS Tesha Price!
The NWA Women’s World Champion knows she has quite the challenge coming for New Year’s Smash, so she’s going to stay sharp and build some momentum! Will Tesha pay the price of being Serena’s tune-up opponent?
The bell rings and Tesha tells her new friend to hop off the apron. Tesha and Deeb circle, tie up, and go around. Tesha powers Deeb back but Deeb gets around to a waistlock and takedown. Deeb floats to a facelock, moves around with Tesha, then shifts to flip her over to a cover, ONE! Deeb keeps on Tesha with a headlock and takeover and grinds her down to the mat! Tesha makes it a cover, ONE, and Deeb holds on. Another try, TWO but Deeb still holds on. Tesha fights up, powers out, but Deeb throws a EuroUpper! Deebo throws more EuroUppers, then drop toeholds Tesha to get the legs! Deeb ties the legs up, grabs the arms, inverted surfboard to the cover, TWO!
Deeb keeps on Tesha, has the arm, omoplata, but Tesha gets the ropebreak with a leg! Deeb lets go at 3, and Tesha ROCKS Deeb to then run and elbow her down! Tesha rains down heavy hands, covers, TWO! Tesha grows frustrated and Deeb gets to the ropes. Tesha whips, Deeb ducks and dodges to leaping lariat! Fans fire up with Deeb and she drags Tesha up to TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! And then ANOTHER! Deeb keeps going, to snap suplex! Tesha flounders up, Deeb hoists her to the top rope and backwards. Deeb climbs up behind Tesha, grabs at the arms, and has a HANGING GORY ESPECIAL!
Deeb lets go at 4, Tesha is in a Tree of Woe but she frees herself and flops down. Deeb drags Tesha up, underhooks the arms, FACEBUSTER! Cover, Deeb wins!
Winner: Serena Deeb, by pinfall
Tesha just got a #Deebtox and the champion is rolling into her title defense! Will it be serenity now on Dynamite’s New Year’s Smash finale?
Bear Country VS Baron Black & Nick Comoroto!
The big and burly Boulder and Bronson have been impressive since showing up in AEW, but they’re still hunting that first win! Will the EmpBRUH and Freak Beast be the first ones lost in Bear Country?
The teams sort out and Baron starts against Bronson. They circle, tie up, and Bronson powers Baron to a corner. The ref counts, Bronson lets off but throws a big body shot! Bronson whips corner to corner, Baron goes up and over and arm-drags Bronson! Bronson runs back in but into a waistlock. Bronson elbows out hard, clinches and whips but Baron dodges to reel Bronson in for a knee! Baron gets Bronson in a standing cobra twist but Bronson powers out, only for Baron to ripcord, wrench and arm code breaker! The two stand up but Bronson backs off to tag to Boulder. Baron tags Comoroto in and he circles with Boulder.
Fans fire up as the behemoths tie up, are in a deadlock, and then break. They try again, another deadlock, and Comoroto shoves Boulder back. Boulder gets mad, ties up with Comoroto and powers Comoroto to ropes. Boulder gives a shove, Comoroto shoves back, and the forearms start flying! Boulder then knees low, runs, but Comoroto catches his crossbody!? For a scoop, but Boulder fights out! Boulder ROCKS Comoroto, and Comoroto staggers but elbows back! Tag to Baron, Baron gets around and he throws EuroUppers, CHOPS, and a spinning CHOP! Boulder stays up, Baron dodges his big haymakers, but not the BOOT!
Boulder drags Baron up, puts him on ropes and CLOBBERS him over and over! Boulder reels Baron into a knee, then runs for a knee lift! Boulder drags Baron over, tags in Bronson, and Bear Country mugs Baron. Bronson clamps on with a thrashing chinlock and he throws Baron down. Fans rally as Bronson stalks Baron to a corner. Bronson throws haymakers then stomps him down. The ref counts as Bronson digs his boot in, and Bronson lets off at 4. Bronson drags Baron up but Baron throws forearms back! Bronson keeps Baron from Comoroto but Baron throws more hands. Bronson dodges, Baron dodges back, tag to Comoroto!
Comroto rallies on Bear Country, throws forearms and CHOPS, then dodges Boulder to send him into Bronson! Comoroto clotheslines Boulder out, then scoops Bronson for a RUNNING SLAM! Comoroto fires up, fireman’s carries Bronson, USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up as Comoroto drags Bronson up. Tag to Baron, they double whip Bronson to a corner and Baron whips Comoroto in. Boulder saves Bronson, Bronson CLOBBERS Baron, and Boulder tags in. They whip Baron into Comoroto, Boulder hits a corner splash sandwich! Bronson is a backpack for the BEAR COUNTRY CANNONBALL!!
Boulder drags Baron out and tags in Bronson, they combine their forces again, for an Electric Chair SPLASH! Cover, Bear Country wins!
Winners: Bear Country, by pinfall
Bronson and Boulder get a big win but are hungry for more! Will they make 2021 the Year of the Bear?
Chaos Project VS Top Flight!
Luther and Serpentico are still fuming after what happened to them as part of the Go Big Show sponsored segment on New Year’s Smash! Will the Original Death Dealer and SNAKEMAN take it out on Darius and Dante Martin to end Dark? Or will the Coldest Tag Team in the Game show they’re not afraid?
Chaos Project rushes Top Flight as they get in the ring! Serpentico puts Dante in one corner and Luther puts Darius in the other. Luther whips Serpentico to back elbow Dante, then the other way to elbow Darius! Luther scoops Darius to slam him, then he scoops Serpentico to slam him onto Darius! The match isn’t even official but Darius BOOTS Luther back! Top Flight regroups, they dodge Chaos Project then double dropkick them down! Top Flight has the ring as the bell rings, they build speed but Serpentico SUPERKICKS Dante! Luther catches Darius, blocks the flips and puts him on the apron. Serpentico throws Dante out hard, then knees Darius into Luther’s KNEE!
Luther puts Darius in for Serpentico and Serpentico drops elbows. Serpentico drags Darius up, bumps him off buckles then tags Luther. Chaos Project mugs Darius in the corner, Luther kicks Darius then runs to BOOT him! Luther grabs Darius’ head for a NECK CRACKER! Tag to Serpentico, Serpentico whips but Luther reverse to back suplex, ATOMIC LEG DROP! Serpentico crawls to a cover, ONE as Darius bridges out! Serpentico drags Darius up, wrenches and throws forearms, then tags in Luther. Chaos Project chokes Darius on ropes and Luther kicks Darius down. Luther tells the ref to shut up and leave him alone as he snap suplexes Darius. Cover, TWO with another bridge!
Luther drops a knee and then shouts at the ref to count faster. Tag to Serpentico, Luther scoop slams Darius then scoops Luther for a back suplex senton! Serpentico flounders to the cover, TWO! Serpentico keeps Darius from Dante and fans rally up. Darius fights up, fights out but Serpentico knees him! Tag to Luther, Chaos Project mugs Darius and Luther chokes Darius on the ropes! The ref counts, Luther lets off at 4 while talking trash. Tag to Serpentico, Serpentico DECKS Dante, but Darius fights back! Darius forearms and CHOPS but Serpentico ROCKS him! Chaos Project double whip Darius hard, then Luther makes Serpentico a weapon again, FALL AWAY BODY BLOCK!
Darius flounders out of the ring, Luther drags him up and he tells Serpentico to run. Serpentico is reluctant, but he builds speed and DIVES, only to get Luther! Darius got away, and hurries back in the ring! Serpentico hurries after Darius, then goes past, but Dante ROCKS him! Darius tags in Dante! Dante shoulders in, slingshots up and over, then rallies with big forearms! Dante runs in to ROCK Serpentico in the corner! Dante whips, Serpentico reverses but Dante goes up and headscissors Serpentico into buckles! Serpentico flounders, Dante rocks him again, spins him around, hotshots and springboards, BIG flying uppercut! Cover but Luther breaks it!
Luther drags Dante up, whips him to a corner, then whips Serpentico in, only for Dante to put Serpentico out. Dante boots Luther, somersaults and jawbreakers! Mule kick for Serpentico! Dante throws Serpentico into Luther, then uses him as a step to hit a somersault BLOCKBUSTER onto Luther! Serpentico ends up taking a DDT at the same time! Dante covers, TWO!! Serpentico survives but Dante tags in Darius! Dante ROCKS Luther, Darius whips Dante for Dante to whip Darius, Serpentico SUPERKICKS Darius down! Dante runs in, but Serpentico puts him way out! Serpentico dodges Darius, Luther whips him and Serpentico SPEARS! Cover, Dante breaks it!
Luther throws Dante back out, then goes to the apron to CANNONBALL! Fans rally as Luther whips but Dante reverses to send Luther up and over the barriers! Darius has Serpentico, blocks the punch and enziguris! Darius brings Serpentico over, tags Dante, and Top Flight coordinates with an Electric Chair and tuck. Dante gets a boost from Darius for a DROPKICK CHEEKY NANDOS! Cover, Top Flight wins!
Winners: Top Flight, by pinfall
Air Wolf and Angel Dorado are rolling, and there’s still all of 2021 ahead of them! Will the ice cold Martin brothers get some tag gold while they’re still young?
A very good Dark, only 12 matches and just over 90 minutes is much more manageable than those extra stuffed episodes with 15+ and another hour. There were also some slightly less unpredictable matches, such as Red Velvet VS Leva Bates. Both of them have been doing good work, but Velvet having a small part in the story of Jade Cargill, the Vicious Vixens and Brandi Rhodes means she needs the momentum as a proxy for Brandi. The main event of Top Flight and Chaos Project could’ve gone either way, but the younger team needed the momentum so it was great for them to win over the more experienced Luther and Serpentico. Top Flight using that boosted dropkick Cheeky Nandos is an interesting move, but I think if they coordinate it better, it should be the legal man whipping the other so that he can also be the one to cover as the opponent falls back.
On the other end of things, it was great to see Bear Country get a win through Dark, they’re a great team that can build up the already stacked tag division. The Dark Order had a very good night again, and that 10 Man was pretty congested. Cabana is meshing with the Dark Order more, and so I hope some part of the story originally intended with him is given television time. Not to move on too quickly from Mr. Brodie Lee, but if Uno and Stu can move up as leaders and then make Cabana a new right hand man, I think that’d be good for the group as things go forward.
Conti gets a good win over the incoming Marti Daniels, and Deeb gets the same off Tesha Price, but even without these matches, I’m pretty sure their title match is going to be very good with a lot of technical skill on display. Speaking of Price, who was her sidekick and why did she not get an entrance? That’s a bit weird when it wouldn’t have taken that much to add that to Dark’s runtime. Maybe something happened to the footage at the time and they couldn’t shoot it again? Maybe we’ll learn who the guy is next time. And I like that Avalon is building the story of his Pageant Provocation by snubbing Griff and acknowledging Johnson. No idea where this will lead Avalon but it seems like the journey will be fun.
My Score: 8.2/10
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