WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH SCU (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) (c) vs. (#4) Kenny Omega & Hangman Page #1 CONTENDERS MATCH (#1) Jon Moxley vs. (#4) PAC SIX MAN TAG MATCH The Inner Circle (AEW World Champion Chris Jericho, Santana, & Ortiz) vs. Jurassic Express (Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy, Marko Stunt) MJF Gets Tossed Overboard By The Young Bucks Dr. Britt Baker vs. Priscilla Kelly Tune in next week on January 29th, as AEW DYNAMITE is broadcast on TNT from the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH!
***CONTAINS SPOILERS*** Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE was broadcast from The Ship of Jericho as part of Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea: Part Deux! Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and Jim Ross were the broadcast team for tonight’s event. Our first match of the night was for the AEW World Tag Team Championship with SCU (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) defending their titles against “Hangman” Adam Page and Kenny Omega! It was immediately noticeable that Page and Omega came to the ring individually, despite being a team tonight. All four competitors had their game faces on, knowing exactly what was at stake. The crowd chanted “Cowboy S—t!” as Page and Kazarian kicked things off. Kazarian took down Page with a side headlock. Kazarian unleashed a mean lariat on Page. Sky was tagged in, and Page begrudgingly made the tag to his own partner, Kenny Omega. Omega repeatedly drove the point of his elbow into Sky’s arm, and then he planted Sky with a Kotaro Crusher! Page was tagged in and knocked Kazarian off the ring apron, isolating Sky, and then working him over. Sky was able to make the tag to Kazarian, and the champs used teamwork for a quick flurry of offense on Page. “SCU is very well prepared,” said Jim Ross. Omega saved Page from a pin fall, but the tag team clinic on display from SCU continued. Kazarian used a backstabber on Page. Finally Omega was the legal man, hitting a huracarana on Kazarian, then a fisherman’s buster on Sky! Omega used a buckle bomb and a power bomb on Scorpio Sky for a near fall. Omega pulled out a V-trigger on Sky, but Sky was able to fight off the “One-Winged Angel” attempted by Omega! Page jumped for the buckshot lariat, missing Sky, and inadvertently connecting with Omega! Sky covered Omega for a two count. Omega used a snapdragon suplex on Sky, and then drilled Kazarian with a tiger driver! Sky intercepted Omega’s V-trigger attempt on Kazarian, and they hit the “SCU Later,” but Page was able to break it up! Hangman spiked Kazarian with a spine buster, and then used the buckshot lariat on Sky, and then one on Kazarian for the three-count! The winners, and neeeeeeeeew AEW world tag champs, “Hangman” Adam Page and Kenny Omega! Nick and Matt Jackson, the Young Bucks, came down the ramp to congratulate the new champs. Page didn’t want to celebrate with the Elite, instead going into the crowd for a beer. Page was bodysurfed by the fans from the ringside area back to the ramp entrance! The next match of the evening was Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. facing “Hell’s Favorite Harlot” Priscilla Kelly! Britt grounded Priscilla with a headlock, then rolled her up for a two count. Priscilla fought back, but Britt pulled her opponent’s hair. The Doctor then connected with a sling blade on Priscilla. Britt applied “the lockjaw,” forcing Priscilla Kelly to submit! Tony Schiavone interviewed Britt Baker in the ring. Schiavone described Britt’s win as “questionable.” Britt Baker then barraged Tony with insults, and she referred to herself as a role model. Baker said to the crowd that they shouldn’t hate her for being beautiful. Baker said, “I’m smart, I’m educated, I’m brilliant, and I’m a dentist.” This was followed by the Inner Circle (Le Champion Chris Jericho and Santana & Ortiz, accompanied by Jake Hager) versus Jurassic Express (Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy, and Marko Stunt)! The fans sang along to Jericho’s entrance theme. Jungle Boy took it right to Jericho with a high dropkick. Jericho quickly tagged out to Ortiz. Jungle Boy took Ortiz off his feet with another dropkick. Marko Stunt jumped off the top of Luchasaurus’ shoulders for a splash on Santana, but ref Aubrey Edwards missed the tag. Luchasaurus knocked down Santana with a massive dino boot! Santana took Jungle Boy to a bad part of town, pushing him into the corner of the Inner Circle, who sneaked in some shots to the disoriented Jungle Boy. Jericho stood on Jungle Boy’s hair on pulled upwards. Jericho connected with a stiff clothesline and then tagged in Santana. Jungle Boy was crunched by Santana’s backbreaker. Jericho smelled blood in the water, and Santana tagged in the leader of the Inner Circle. Jericho placed Jungle Boy on the top turnbuckle and attempted a superplex, but Jungle Boy locked in his feet and pushed Le Champion to the mat! Santana and Ortiz ran in to double team Jungle Boy and save Jericho from the pin. Jungle Boy unleashed fiery forearms and punches on Ortiz, and then a reverse huracarana. Luchasaurus was tagged in and cleaned house with kicks to the Inner Circle members! Luchasaurus hit double choke slams on Jericho and Ortiz, and nearly pinned Chris Jericho. Hager confronted Luchasaurus, and the two brawled to the back! Meanwhile, back in the ring, Marko got a near fall on Jericho with a 450 splash! He rolled up Jericho, but Le Champion powered out, finishing things off for his Inner Circle with his patented Judas Effect! In a singles bout, it was Maxwell Jacob Friedman against “the Bad Boy” Joey Janela! Wardlow was not present, as he is back home training for his upcoming cage match with “the American Nightmare” Cody. Janela was sporting braided hair for the cruise. MJF and Janela traded some very technical maneuvers in the opening moments of the match, but it quickly broke down when MJF poked Janela in the eyes. MJF used ref Aubrey Edwards as a shield, and then once she was out of the way, began stomping Janela. MJF wrapped leg scissors around Janela’s midsection in an attempt to wear down the winded “Bad Boy.” Janela hit a superplex on MJF, who somehow was able to kick out at two. Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford showed up on the ramp and began kissing. Their P.D.A distracted Janela. MJF capitalized with the “Double Cross” to claim victory over Janela. “Cut my music! You people love me, huh?” said MJF. “Cody, I am a chapter, and I’m the last g—damn one!” yelled MJF, referring to Cody’s comments from last week. “The American Nightmare” Cody’s music blasted! Cody confidently strolled down to the ring, and MJF freaked out. Cody entered the ring and got right in MJF’s face. “Stop right there,” said MJF. “There’s a reason Wardlow isn’t here. You can’t touch me, Cody, can you? No matter what I say, no matter what I do, you can’t lay a finger on me.” MJF feigned giving the microphone to Cody, and as Cody went for it, MJF dropped it to the mat. “I can’t touch you, Max, but they can.” Max turned around on the ramp and was greeted by stereo superkicks from the Young Bucks. The Bucks proceeded to toss MJF right into the pool! Tony Schiavone was on the deck to interview Kenny Omega and “Hangman” Adam Page about their title victory. “I said I was gonna whoop both their asses, and I whooped both their asses,” said Page. Omega promised PAC that he’d get his rubber match, but the tag titles are his priority at the moment. The Bucks were there to congratulate the new champs, and Page quipped, “I’m surprised we won these things before you guys did!” From the commentary table, Jim Ross asked, “Was that a dig from ‘Hangman’ Adam Page?” Le Champion Chris Jericho joined Jim Ross and Excalibur at the broadcast booth, who stated he was there because he wanted to see the #1 Contender’s Match up close. The main event tonight was a #1 Contender’s Match with “the Bastard” PAC facing Jon Moxley! Moxley’s eye was bandaged, since being nearly blinded last week by Chris Jericho and the spike from Jericho’s leather jacket. Mox took PAC off his feet with a shoulder tackle, and then dished out wicked chops. This was all to set up PAC for a release German suplex! A cunning PAC capitalized on Mox’s blind spot, hitting him square in the damaged eye. PAC used stiff cross face shots on Mox’s injured eye. Moxley relied on instinct and began brawling with PAC through the crowd, from the balcony down the stairs to the floor! Back in the ring, PAC and Mox were trading strikes, and PAC halted Mox with a spin kick. PAC followed up with a jawbreaker and then worked on Mox’s eye again. PAC and Mox were on the top rope where Mox fought his way free, forcing PAC to come crashing down. Mox went for an elbow drop but PAC pulled up a knee, and then put Mox in “the Brutalizer.” Mox escaped, but PAC cranked out Kawada-style kicks to Mox’s eye! PAC went up top for the Black Arrow, but this time Mox managed to raise his knees for a near fall! PAC used a reverse German suplex to escape a sleeper from Mox. PAC headed up top again, and Mox rolled out of the way of PAC’s Black Arrow! Mox planted PAC with a DDT for a near fall! Both men were exhausted and fighting on fumes at this point. Mox climbed to the top, but PAC met him up there and superplexed Mox! PAC applied “the Brutalizer” in the center of the ring, with seemingly nowhere for Mox to go. PAC stretched Mox back, but Mox extended his legs, his boot touching the ropes to force a ref break. PAC ripped off Mox’s eye bandages out of frustration. This only amped up Moxley, who used a DDT, and then a “Paradigm Shift” on PAC for the victory! Jon Moxley has become the #1 Contender for Jericho’s championship at REVOLUTION on February 29th! Tune in next week on January 29th, as AEW DYNAMITE is broadcast on TNT from the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH!
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The last several weeks of “Dynamite” have been quite celebratory; we’ve had a Homecoming, an Anniversary, a Bash, an extension for “Dynamite”, and now we’ve got a cruise on our hands as well! This week’s edition of “Dynamite” is going to be a rocking rager with a Tag Title match, a bout to determine the top contender for the AEW World Title, six-man tag action, and more! #1 CONTENDERS MATCH (#1) Jon Moxley vs. (#4) PAC Moxley knocked down Sammy Guevara to get to this point, but as you can see in the above video from the “Bash at The Beach” edition of “Dynamite” last week, he paid the price for that victory with a vicious assault at the hands of Chris Jericho and The Inner Circle. The assault left Moxley with damage that left many worried it could cost him his eye sight, but did not stop him from making his presence felt after PAC defeated Darby Allin in the main event of the evening. There may not have been any physical contact between the two top contenders for Jericho’s AEW World Title, but Mox making his way to the entrance area after PAC basically declared Mox incapable of fighting demonstrated the kind of fight fans have in store this coming Wednesday on TNT. Both men have had their sights on the World Title for some time, and now they are each one win away from the opportunity to wrest it from the hands of Le Champion. Everyone witnessed the state of Moxley at the close of last week versus the state of PAC, but what will walk into the ring one week removed from that moment? Is Mox in any shape to compete, and even if a doctor said he wasn’t, does anyone actually think that would stop him? And PAC is in the best shape of his life, even though a bit obsessed in seeking a rubber match with Kenny Omega, with no nagging injuries or damage to hamper him in battle. The will of Moxley versus the will of PAC…which one will give first? WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH SCU (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) (c) vs. (#4) Kenny Omega & Hangman Page They did it, despite their differences and the outside-the-ring antics of Adam Page, he and Kenny Omega managed to best The Young Bucks, Proud-n-Powerful, and The Best Friends to earn themselves a championship match with the SCU duo of Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky. Kaz and Sky have been the reigning and defending World Tag Team Champions since October 30th, with three successful defenses under the proverbial belts. Now they find themselves facing a pair on quite a roll after picking up that victory over three of the best teams, and defeating Private Party the week prior. Page and Omega may be a duo essentially kept together by Kenny’s force of will, but they have proven quite an effective duo nonetheless. Can they keep it together to become the second ever AEW World Tag Team Champions this Wednesday night on TNT? Or will Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky continue their dominance over the tag team division with another tick in the win column? Oh yeah, and did we mention this one is all going down on a boat!!!! SIX MAN TAG MATCH The Inner Circle (AEW World Champion Chris Jericho, Santana, & Ortiz) vs. Jurassic Express (Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy, Marko Stunt) Just a few weeks ago, to close out 2019, World Champion Chris Jericho challenged Jungle Boy to last ten minutes with Le Champion, and he did. Despite the protestations of Jericho, despite his claims otherwise, Jungle Boy did just that and it is something that Jericho cannot deny. It’s on tape, the whole world saw it live on “Dynamite”, and not only did Jericho demand 5 more minutes after Jungle Boy survived the initial 10, the champion also bailed on the extended time before those 5 minutes expired! Now, as part of the very cruise that Jericho founded, Jungle Boy has another shot at cracking the champ in the mouth, and this time it’s with the rest of The Jurassic Express at his side! But Jericho isn’t alone either, at his side are two of the most dangerous men on the All Elite roster, Santana and Ortiz. After several weeks away to take care of personal business, Proud-n-Powerful returned in the #1 Contender’s match, and although unsuccessful in their attempt to earn the spot, demonstrated they are still a threat to anyone inside the squared circle with them. Now they will side up with the World Champ to make the Jurassic Express as extinct as Luchasaurus’ relatives. P-n-P hold a victory over Marko and Lucha back on “AEW Dark” from the Sears Centre in November, so this is also that pairings chance for a little redemption over Santana & Ortiz. Something to note going into this…Chris Jericho only has one loss on his record in AEW, and that came in a tag team match where he was pinned by Scorpio Sky. Sky was rewarded a World Title match as a result of that win…just saying. HEAD-TO-HEAD MJF vs. “Bad Boy” Joey Janela Are there two more opposite ends of the spectrum on the AEW roster? On one side is Joey Janela, who has busted his body for years to get where he is today, and continues to do so every time he steps foot in the AEW ring. The man who has gone toe-to-toe with BOTH Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega in Lights Out matches, as well as a traditional one-on-one bouts, who bested Shawn Spears on “Dark” from Corpus Christi, and who had a hell of a match with Rey Fenix on the “Dark” that will air this week. And the other is Maxwell Jacob Friedman. The man who only wants Cody in a match if he’s been beaten down and “humbled” (at least in Max’s eyes), the man who shows no respect to the legends who paved the road on which he now walks, the man who hires others to do his dirty work but then rejoices in the spoils of his victory, and the man who has pretty much done the opposite of Janela when it comes to earning his keep between the ropes. Now, with Max getting all his wishes granted by Cody last week, he will have to lock horns with one of the hardest working men in AEW in Joey Janela. “The Bad Boy” is looking to make 2020 his year, and what better way to do so than by slapping the silver spoon right out of MJF’s mouth and tossing it into the ocean below… DR. BRITT BAKER IN ACTION! The fifth ranked woman on the AEW roster will be competing in the ring on this week’s edition of “Dynamite” as she attempts to climb back to the top and challenge for Riho’s AEW Women’s World Championship. Baker came so close to the mountain top once before, can she ascend there once again and actually claim the summit this time? Her journey continues this week on TNT! It’s “Dynamite” from the high seas this week, coming your way at 8pm EST/7pm CST, on TNT! Tag Titles up for grabs, the #1 Contender for the World Title will be set, MJF vs. Janela, and a whole lot more coming to you this week as our “Bash At The Beach” continues!!
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***CONTAINS SPOILERS*** Tonight’s BASH AT THE BEACH Edition of AEW DYNAMITE was broadcast live from the Watsco Center in Miami, FL. Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and Jim Ross were the broadcast team for tonight’s event. The opening contest was “Hangman” Adam Page & Kenny Omega vs. Santana & Ortiz vs. The Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent, accompanied by Orange Cassidy) vs. The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson). The winning team will face SCU for the AEW Tag Team championship next week on DYNAMITE. Trent and Nick Jackson began by trading shoulder tackles. Nick showed off his flexibility by ducking Trent’s knife-edge chops. Omega and Matt Jackson were tagged in for their respective teams, and as they locked up, Proud & Powerful entered illegally, assaulting Omega and Jackson. Nick got a blind tag off Omega, and the Bucks and Omega worked as one “Elite” unit against Santana. Page watched the Elite members from the ring apron. After a double hip toss on Trent, Matt Jackson sent him into the corner the hard way and hit four suplexes. Matt was finally countered by Trent with a swinging DDT. Chuck Taylor tagged in, executing a standing Sliced Bread on Matt Jackson. Chuckie T. followed up with a sole food and half-and-half combo along with his partner Trent. Santana and Ortiz began to divide and conquer all the teams, utilizing an impressive arsenal of offensive moves. The fans chanted, “This is awesome!” Santana went for the three amigos on Matt Jackson, but before completing the sequence, Ortiz tagged in and finished it off for his partner Santana with a stalling vertical suplex. “Big game feel is what we’ve got here,” said Tony Schiavone. Matt Jackson, in a state of self-preservation, tagged the nearest friend, opting for Kenny Omega (noticeably instead of Adam Page, who was also within arm’s reach). Omega came in with three snapdragon suplexes! Santana used a senton to the outside and wiped out Page and Omega. Trent and Matt Jackson were on the top rope, and Trent superplexed Matt to the outside, crash landing onto the competitors. A huge knee strike by Trent took Omega off his feet, but Kenny was able to fight him off. The Best Friends planted Omega with Strong Zero, but it still wasn’t enough to win! The Young Bucks went for the Meltzer Driver but Hangman tagged himself in. This outraged Matt Jackson, as the Bucks had done the majority of the heavy lifting in the final minutes of the match. Before Matt could give it another thought, Page and Omega blasted the Buckshot-V-Trigger combo on Trent for the pin fall! “The American Nightmare” Cody came out next to give his response to MJF’s match stipulations. “Double A, Arn Anderson was right, when he said the audience wants this match,” Cody said. “MJF named his price for this match, and it’s rather expensive.” Regarding the potential of a steel cage match against Wardlow, Cody said: “I think Max is afraid that the audience might come to the conclusion that perhaps Wardlow shouldn’t be carrying MJF’s bags but perhaps, MJF should be carrying Wardlow’s.” Regarding the stipulation that he cannot touch Max until REVOLUTION, Cody said: “I don’t need to touch you, MJF. I live rent free inside that head. I think everybody knows what you are doing—you are stalling!” “When it comes to your stipulation of the steel cage…I accept. When it comes to not touching you until REVOLUTION? I accept. And when it comes to ten lashes live on DYNAMITE? I accept. And I know what it means to have this match at REVOLUTION: it means that I have failed as a mentor, but perhaps I can teach you one final lesson. At REVOLUTION I am going to give you your own g—damn scar!” The “Bad Boy” Joey Janela was seen on video and said, “Rey Fenix, next week on DYNAMITE, I’m going to show you why everyone says Joey Janela is a bad, bad boy.” Next was “the Nightmare Collective,” Brandi Rhodes & Mel (accompanied by Luther) vs. Kris Statlander & Hikaru Shida. Luther was on the ramp positioned in between Shida and the ring, but Shida put her kendo stick to use on him. Shida then ran to the ring and Mel began “laying in the heavy leather,” according to Excalibur. Statlander used a moonsault to take out Mel. On the outside of the ring, Shida swiftly followed up with the running knee off a folding chair onto Mel. Mel used her size advantage here, connecting with a pump kick and a big leg drop across Shida’s back. Brandi Rhodes was tagged in and stomped Shida repeatedly. Statlander and Brandi faced off, but Statlander caught her with a high right roundhouse, a discus clothesline, and then a spinning slam for a near fall. Brandi connected with a spear for a two count of her own. It wasn’t enough, so a frustrated Brandi tagged in her partner Mel. As Mel climbed to the top rope, Shida met her up there for a big avalanche suplex! Statlander connected with a standing moonsault press, but Brandi broke it up. Statlander dropped Mel directly on the crown of her head for the victory! A video package for the Dark Order aired. It was revealed that they have been scouting Michael Nakazawa, Kenny Omega, Brandon Cutler, and “Hangman” Adam Page as potential new recruits. www.JoinDarkOrder.com “Spanish God” Sammy Guevara vs. Jon Moxley was next, with the winner earning a shot to be the #1 contender (to be determined next week on DYNAMITE). Moxley pulled up in the new sports car that he “claimed” from the Inner Circle last week. Sammy wasted no time with a dropkick on Moxley at the sound of the bell. Mox fought back with a lariat to Sammy G, but Sammy turned things around on a moment’s notice using a cutter, then a running dive. Sammy started to strut, basking in his own glory. It was a short-lived moment as Mox slapped the taste out of Sammy’s mouth. Moxley attempted the Paradigm Shift on the apron of the ring, but Sammy squeezed out of it. Sammy was able to land a double foot stomp onto Moxley! Sammy used a shooting star press onto Mox, and despite dishing all this out, Mox planted the Spanish God on his head. Moxley climbed to the top rope, but in the blink of an eye, Sammy jumped up there and tossed Moxley down to the mat. Sammy tried for the moonsault press but Moxley caught him in a submission for the victory! Le Champion Chris Jericho’s music hit! The arena went pitch black. When the lights turned back on, Moxley was trapped in the center of the ring by Jake Hager, Chris Jericho, and Santana and Ortiz of the Inner Circle. They began to pummel Moxley. Chris Jericho took his world title and began whipping Moxley with it. Santana and Ortiz held up Moxley and the “Big Hurt” Jake Hager gave the defenseless Moxley a running kick to the groin. Jericho unscrewed a spike from his leather jacket and popped Moxley directly in the eye with it! AEW officials and medical staff came down to the ring to assess Jon Moxley. Chris Jericho raised his AEW World championship overhead triumphantly. Moxley had to be helped out of the ring. Backstage, Jen Decker interviewed Chris Jericho. “This was solely on the head of Jon Moxley. We offered him the keys to the kingdom and instead he smashed me in the head with a champagne bottle last week. So it’s an eye for and eye. Next week on the Jericho Cruise, we’re going to do the same to the Jurassic Express! We’ll see you around Moxley, even though you can’t really see us.” The Butcher & the Blade (with the Bunny) & MJF (accompanied by Wardlow) vs. QT Marshall & “the Natural” Dustin Rhodes & Diamond Dallas Page followed. MJF was wearing a t-shirt with the phrase “I Banged Dallas’ Daughter” in large lettering. When DDP tried to start the match, MJF tagged out to the Butcher. It was only when QT was tagged in by DDP that MJF was “courageous” enough to tag himself back in. MJF gave QT an eye poke and tagged in the Blade, who chopped away at QT. Dustin Rhodes was in next and hit an inverted atomic drop on the Blade, following up with deep uppercuts. MJF cold-cocked Dustin Rhodes while wearing his diamond ring, unbeknownst to ref Aubrey Edwards. The Bunny and Wardlow delivered cheap shots to Rhodes on the outside of the ring. Then the Butcher and the Blade and MJF all took turns working over Rhodes in the ring. “We’ve seen some arrogant athletes over the years, J.R., but this one may top them all,” said Tony Schiavone of MJF. Dustin Rhodes bought some time with a powerslam onto the Blade, then tagged in DDP. Page was positively on fire, cleaning house, and then hit the diamond cutter on the Butcher! After a Canadian Destroyer from Dustin onto MJF, DDP connected with the cutter onto MJF! Marshall ran with the explosive QT Special onto the opposing team, and then DDP jumped off the top rope onto all of them on the outside. Out of nowhere, MJF rolled up QT Marshall, holding the trunks, for the three count. “What an opportunist!” said Jim Ross. Jen Decker was backstage interviewing SCU about their match next week. “Hangman” Page, who evidently had been celebrating early with a few cocktails, interrupted the interview. Kenny Omega apologized on behalf of his friend “Hangman” Page. Omega said he and Page looked forward to their match against SCU next week. It was time for the main event of the night, with “The Bastard” PAC against Darby Allin. The winner moves on next week against Jon Moxley to determine the #1 contender. They locked up in the center of the ring, with PAC taking down Darby with a shoulder tackle. Darby came back with a thunderous shotgun drop kick! PAC one-upped Darby with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Darby took the offense to PAC like a missile with a suicida between the second and third rope. Darby went for the hurracarana but PAC caught him and swung him into the metal ring steps! PAC moved the steps over and power bombed Darby right onto them, showing no mercy. Darby managed to climb into the ring, but PAC was waiting for him with vicious stomps. PAC launched himself off the top rope and connected with a missile dropkick onto Darby for a near fall. Darby had welts on his back and arms from the power bomb onto the steel steps from earlier in the match. Somehow Darby found the energy to fight back and blasted PAC with a crucifix bomb then the coffin drop! Darby hit an over the top stunner and then a Code Red onto PAC for a very close near fall! Darby tried a baseball slide but PAC used the skirt of the ring apron to trap him, then caught him with a high kick. PAC gave a wicked lariat to Darby, who kicked out at two! “Darby is not out of this fight yet!” said Excalibur. Darby and PAC traded pinning combinations. Darby went for the coffin drop again but PAC caught him with a German suplex then a high-stacked power bomb. PAC only got the two count! Darby continued to fight back. PAC went to the top rope for the Black Arrow and finished off Darby for the victory! What a main event! Tony Schiavone was down in the ring to get a word with PAC. “What you need to do is congratulate the new #1 contender for the AEW World Championship,” shouted PAC. Tony Schiavone reminded PAC that he still had to beat Jon Moxley next week to make that claim. PAC replied, “He’ll have to forfeit!” Outside the arena, Jon Moxley was being loaded into an ambulance. Moxley, his eye bandaged, forced his way out of the vehicle. Mox stormed down to the ramp and said, “It ain’t going down like that, brother. I don’t care if I’m blind. I will be there next week. I will kick your ___, because that title shot belongs to me!” Tune in next week on January 22nd, as AEW DYNAMITE is broadcast on TNT from The Ship of Jericho, during Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea: Part Deux!
Watch the New Trailer: https://youtu.be/kaKIex1UqGs Pasadena, January 15, 2020 – WarnerMedia announced today an expanded relationship with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the groundbreaking new wrestling league that has already redefined wrestling with resounding success after only a few months. WarnerMedia has extended their deal for AEW: DYNAMITE, a top 20 new cable unscripted series, through 2023. In addition, the parties have agreed to launch another night of AEW action, offering more of the fans’ favorite wrestlers, with a second show straight-to-series. “When Tony Khan first shared with me his idea of starting a new wrestling league, I was impressed by his audacity to go up against a contender that has been the only game in town for twenty years, and ultimately believed that together we could bring his vision for a new, authentic, gritty product to bear,” says Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max, president, TNT, TBS, and truTV. “The fans have spoken and after only three months, we have seen AEW shake up the wrestling world and this will only continue as we build upon this momentum.” AEW: DYNAMITE exploded onto the wrestling scene when it premiered on TNT as the night’s #1 wrestling show. It has continued to deliver high performing episodes each week with the series averaging 1.2M total viewers and 654K A18-49 per episode in Live +7 Day viewing. In only three months, AEW: DYNAMITE has reached nearly 32 million people across all platforms. The show also delivers the youngest wrestling audience on television. “When we launched AEW one year ago, we wanted to start a revolution that would disrupt the wrestling business, but everyone said that it would take a strong weekly television partner to make AEW real in the eyes of everyone – above all, the fans,” said Tony Khan, president and CEO of AEW. “What virtually no one realized at the time was Kevin Reilly and TNT were committed to this very same movement from Day One, and their belief in us made it possible for AEW to think and act big from the start. Here we are, only three months into Wednesday Night Dynamite, and now we’ve been extended through 2023! We’re now making the ultimate statement that the team of AEW and TNT is here to stay and to bring fans more of the great wrestling that the fans demand and deserve.” Weekly action-packed matches continue to air live on Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET as part of TNT’s line-up of big, lean-forward television that gives viewers the best seat in the house for electrifying stories, dynamic characters and thrilling events. A global franchise, AEW has already secured broadcast deals in the UK, Canada, France and Germany and is available in over 100 other countries through the AEWPlus.com subscription service. Both parties are continuously exploring ways to further expand this relationship. WarnerMedia announced in May 2019 that it was working with AEW by utilizing its position as a next-generation global media company to help build this league into a global pro-wrestling franchise. WarnerMedia has also been offering fans exclusive access to AEW’s extremely popular pay-per-view matches, which kicked off in May 2019, via B/R Live. Their next event, REVOLUTION, which takes place in Chicago on Saturday, Feb. 29, will also stream on the platform. With nearly 100,000 total AEW pay-per-view buys, B/R Live’s high fan engagement provides an invaluable opportunity to build AEW’s audience and maximize its viewership. In addition to being a ratings success, AEW has earned a great deal of praise from a wide range of press. Newsweek called it ”One of the best shows of 2019,” and four of AEW’s wrestlers were named in Sports Illustrated’s Top 10 wrestlers of 2019, with Jon Moxley being named “Wrestler of the Year.” The Washington Post also wrote that “AEW… is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to present pro wrestling differently, with a focus on diversity and inclusion in the ring, in the front office and in the audience.” USA Today referred to the league as the “new cool kids,” and the New York Post stated that AEW: DYNAMITE “showcased the superb in-ring action it’s known for.” Complex heralded AEW: DYNAMITE’s presentation as “top notch” and /Film wrote that “AEW is the best and most refreshing professional wrestling has been in years.” AEW is a new global wrestling league that features a world-class roster of diverse male and female wrestlers, giving fans a new wrestling experience for the first time in 20 years. AEW is about more than wrestling. It’s a movement fueled by fans. Focused on fast-paced, high-impact competitions, AEW offers fans more athleticism along with real sports analytics. Founded by President and CEO Tony Khan, AEW is headlined by Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page. The roster is also filled with incredibly skilled competitors including Nyla Rose, Awesome Kong, Dustin Rhodes, Jungle Boy, Dr. Britt Baker, MJF, Pac and SCU. In addition to being in-ring talent, Cody, The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega also serve as EVPs with Brandi Rhodes serving as Chief Brand Officer. About TNT TNT, a WarnerMedia Entertainment brand, is watched by more people than any other cable network and known for big, lean-forward television that gives viewers the best seat in the house for electrifying stories, dynamic characters and thrilling events. TNT is home to some of television’s most popular original series including The Alienist, Animal Kingdom, Claws and I Am the Night, the upcoming sequel The Alienist: The Angel of Darkness, and the eagerly anticipated, sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer. TNT is expanding its programming to include premium unscripted with the docuseries Shaq Life, giving an all-access look at the larger-than-life personality. TNT also presents popular shows such as Bones and Castle, in addition to primetime specials and sports coverage, including the NBA and NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships and the professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which has exploded onto the scene with AEW Dynamite premiering as the night’s #1 wrestling show. Website: www.tntdrama.com About WarnerMedia WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). About AEW AEW is a new professional wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite (Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Matt & Nick Jackson, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page) and Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a growing roster of world-class male and female wrestlers who are poised to bring new spirit, freshness and energy to the industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner was DOUBLE OR NOTHING in Las Vegas, followed by FYTER FEST in Daytona Beach, FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN in Jacksonville, ALL OUT in Chicago, FULL GEAR in Baltimore, and REVOLUTION in Chicago. AEW: DYNAMITE is a two-hour weekly show airing on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on TNT. The action-packed matches take place in different cities across the nation each Wednesday. For more info, check out @AEWrestling (Twitter), @AllEliteWrestling (Instagram), / AllEliteWrestling (FB), AllEliteWrestling (YouTube). Publicity Contacts: Jori Arancio 818.729.7336 [email protected] Raina Falcon 818.559.7920 [email protected] Courtney Brown 818-729-7498 [email protected]
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***CONTAINS SPOILERS*** Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE was broadcast live from Landers Center in Southaven, MS. Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and Jim Ross were the broadcast team for tonight’s event. Memphis pro-wrestling broadcasting legend Dave Brown joined the trio at the table to call the first match! “Hangman” Adam Page & Kenny Omega vs. Private Party (Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy) was the opening contest tonight! “Their young age belies their calm in-ring demeanor,” said Excalibur of the team of Private Party. “Hangman” Adam Page and Marq Quen started off for their respective teams, as the hot Memphis crowd chanted “Cowboy $hit” at the “Hangman.” Private Party were quick to utilize their tandem offense on Page. After a lateral press, Marq Quen covered Page for a one-count. Page powered back with a shoulder tackle and a suplex on Private Party, and tagged in Kenny Omega. Page and Omega seemed to be on the same frequency tonight, with quick tags to each other, in and out, and coordinating their chops on Kassidy and Quen. Kassidy hit a flat liner on the “Best Bout Machine” Omega from the outside of the ring to the inside, and was able to get the tag to Marq Quen. Marq Quen went vertical on both Omega and Page, and then connected with a 450 splash on “Hangman” Page for a near fall. “Hangman” caught Marq Quen, who had launched himself off the top rope, and planted him with a fall away slam. Page power bombed Kassidy. Omega, who had been tagged in, hit a V-trigger knee on Kassidy! With their speed and agility, Private Party blasted one of their finishers, “Silly String,” on Omega, but he kicked out! Private Party hit a double dropkick on Page, who fell into Omega (who had been perched on the top rope). Private Party hit Gin & Juice on Omega, but it wasn’t enough to stop the “Best Bout Machine.” After a great start, the Elite team of Page and Omega were getting their wires and signals crossed. Finally, after they used a buckshot lariat V-trigger combo, Kenny Omega was able to gain the victory for his team. The TV crew brought us a look at what was happening in the locker room. “The Bastard” PAC had Michael Nakazawa in the Brutalizer submission hold. PAC demanded his rubber match with Kenny Omega, “…or else things like this will continue to happen!” Kenny Omega ran to the back to defend his friend Michael Nakazawa from PAC. “Hangman” Adam Page hardly seemed phased, instead grabbing a beer from a fan at ringside. Brandi Rhodes joined the commentary team for the next bout, which was for the AEW Women’s World Championship Match. RIHO (c.) defended against Kris Statlander. Hikaru Shida and Dr. Britt Baker were shown watching at ringside. RIHO delivered strikes to Statlander, and then double-boots and a hurracarana. Statlander caught RIHO with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Statlander missed a moonsault, as RIHO wisely slid out of the way. RIHO climbed to the top rope and Statlander met her there. Statlander gave her a stalling vertical suplex, her power on full display in Memphis. TCB! “The Nightmare Collective” (Awesome Kong and the newly recruited Mel) casually walked to the ringside. Statlander, like an intergalactic spacecraft, crashed onto Awesome Kong with a tope suicida. Brandi Rhodes left the broadcast table and joined her “Nightmare Collective.” Statlander left the ring and approached Brandi. Before Statlander could hit Brandi, Luther—the infamous Japanese deathmatch pro wrestler (and the mysterious man seen in previous “Nightmare Collective” videos)—held back her arm. RIHO jumped onto Luther from the top turnbuckle, and the match continued! RIHO captured Statlander’s leg, but Statlander rolled out. Statlander tried to finish RIHO with a giant gorilla slam, but RIHO took her down with a crucifix bomb! Statlander used her size advantage again; she lifted RIHO, but Awesome Kong pulled out Statlander’s legs right from under her. RIHO was able to capitalize for the roll up victory! Big Swole, Sunny Kiss, and Shida came to the aid of Statlander, who was being assaulted by “the Nightmare Collective.” Dr. Britt Baker didn’t bother to leave her ringside seat. A video package of highlights aired of “Superbad” Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford. Zach Myers of the band Shinedown was sitting in the crowd, taking in all the fiery AEW action. “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels vs. “The Spanish God” Sammy Guevara was up next. The two men locked up, but with over 26 years of in-ring experience, Daniels caught young Guevara with an arm drag. “Daniels is firing on all cylinders,” said Excalibur, as CD slammed Sammy. The tides shifted, and Sammy stomped on Daniel’s back. Sammy used the ropes to work over Daniels’ throat. Sammy used a hook kick to Daniels’ jaw, and then ascended to the top rope. Sammy went for a 450 splash, but Daniels moved. Daniels used an exploder on Sammy, then a dropkick and a clothesline for good measure! Daniels yelled “Angels Wings,” signaling his finisher, but Sammy avoided it! Sammy hit a running shooting star press, but Daniels kicked out at two! Daniels planted Sammy with the STO, but Pentagon, standing at the entrance ramp, interrupted, saying, “Hey amigo, show me if you can!” While Daniels was distracted by Penta, Sammy connected with a shot to the back of Daniels’ head for the victory. Excalibur said “The crisis of conscious continues to affect the ‘Fallen Angel’ Christopher Daniels.” The Dark Order walked down to the ring. Evil Uno had a microphone and admonished the crowd. “Boo all you want, but the AEW faithful are the same ones saying you lost a step, Chris Daniels. I can help you. SCU is a thing of the past. Be one with the Dark Order and wear the mask.” Evil Uno handed Daniels a Dark Order mask, but Daniels threw the mask back into Evil Uno’s face! The Dark Order swarmed Daniels, but Frankie Kazarian, Scorpio Sky, and the Young Bucks, Matt and Nick Jackson, ran down to rescue CD. The Lucha Bros. (Pentagon Jr. & Rey Fenix) vs. The Brotherhood—“The American Nightmare” Dustin Rhodes & Cody (accompanied by “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson). “Some consider them the best tag team in the world,” said Jim Ross of the Lucha Bros. Tony Schiavone added: “Great contrast in styles here.” This was the first time the teams were facing each other. Pentagon went for the package pile driver, but Cody, utilizing a wide base, escaped and tagged in brother Dustin. Fenix was tagged in by his brother. It escalated in no time, with Fenix diving onto Dustin, and Pentagon stomping onto him (after another quick tag). Pentagon kicked at Dustin’s leg, trying to knot up the thigh muscle. Dustin tried to fight his way out of the corner. Fenix went to the outside and grabbed a steel chair, but Arn Anderson saw it and knocked it out of his hands. Dustin hit a spine buster onto Fenix and tagged Cody. Cody’s offense was combustible, as he nailed a tope suicida, then a bicycle kick. He tried for CrossRhodes onto Rey Fenix, but Fenix connected with a cutter! Dustin was tagged in and used a Canadian destroyer on Fenix, and then the Final Reckoning onto Fenix for the pin fall. This match was utterly explosive! Tony Schiavone joined Cody, Dustin Rhodes, and Arn Anderson in the ring. “What do you say to all the challenges that MJF has put in front of you, Cody?” asked Schiavone. Arn Anderson pulled away the microphone from Schiavone. “Let me interrupt,” said the Enforcer. “Somebody died and made MJF God and I don’t know about it? One thing I know for sure. We’re going to talk about it this week and we’ll get back to you.” Alex Marvez was backstage with Memphis wrestling legend “Leapin’” Lanny Poffo. “Dynamite is the word,” said Poffo. For more on the Memphis wrestling legends, who were honored tonight, watch the next episode of AEW Dark, available for free on AEW’s YouTube channel. Back in the ring, MJF (with Wardlow) had a live microphone. “I’ll give you to the count of ten to come out and face me like a man, Cody.” “I don’t even think Cody is still here,” said Jim Ross on commentary. Diamond Dallas Page’s music hit, and DDP came out to confront MJF and Wardlow! “Let me explain something Dallie! Even when you were in your prime, you couldn’t hold my jock. And if you want one more match, I’m not going to fight you, but maybe these guys do.” The Butcher & the Blade (& the Bunny) joined MJF and Wardlow. MJF said to DDP: “You have two options. Option A is to kiss my ring and get out of my company. Or there’s option B—we can send you straight to hospice, and then I can take one of those nice ‘diamond daughters’ of yours and we can do one thing…” DDP heard enough! He dished out diamond cutters, first to the Butcher, and then the Blade got one! But MJF hit a low blow to DDP. MJF looked into the camera and said, “Cody, what’s about to happen to your mentor—that’s on you.” QT Marshall and Dustin ran out to stop the attack on DDP before he was permanently injured. Jurassic Express (Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy, & Marko Stunt) vs. The Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent) & Orange Cassidy. Marko Stunt, the hometown hero, was psyching himself up to go at it with Trent. Trent knocked him down. The crowd was firmly behind Marko, who rolled up Trent with an inside cradle. Marko tagged Jungle Boy, and they hit the ripcord combo onto Trent. Chuck Taylor hit a falcon arrow on Jungle Boy, but a caffeinated Marko made the save. Luchasaurus entered into the mix and hit round kicks to the Best Friends. Lucha’s tail whip leveled Trent! Orange Cassidy unleashed his “freshly squeezed” offense, wiping out Jurassic Express. Marko Stunt was isolated, but Marko spiked Trent with a Canadian destroyer! Jungle Boy was quick to capitalize on the momentum and picked up the pin on Trent. The AEW World Champion, Le Champion, Chris Jericho, was out next with “The Spanish God” Sammy Guevara and “the Big Hurt” Jake Hager. The Inner Circle waited for Jon Moxley’s answer to their proposal to join their faction. A table had been set up in the ring with some chilled Bubbly. Moxley’s music hit, and Mox walked down the arena steps to deliver his decision. “The car is gassed up and ready to go, Jon,” said Le Champion. “All right, Mox, this is it. Will you be a part of the Inner Circle?” “I’ve had a lot to think about this week,” replied Moxley. “Chris, you offered me a car, money, and 49 percent ownership of Inner Circle, LLC. But I can’t be bought. I came to AEW to run roughshod on pro wrestling. And that is why my answer is…yes! There is no more dominant force in AEW than the Inner Circle, and I want to stand with them. I believe in my heart that Chris Jericho is the greatest of all time. There is only one thing left: pop open a little bit of the bubbly!” Moxley unzipped his leather jacket to reveal an Inner Circle t-shirt, then hugged Jericho, Sammy G. and Jake Hager. “I think you forgot something, Chris,” said Moxley. Chris Jericho handed over the keys to the nearly priceless sports car he promised Moxley. “Chris, my friend, I was just kidding,” Moxley said. “I would never join the Inner Circle. You have nothing that I want…” Moxley pointed at Jericho’s world championship title, and continued, “…except for that!” Moxley smashed the champagne bottles. Then Moxley delivered a Paradigm Shift to Sammy G., and then one to Jericho. Moxley stormed out of the ring, ripping off his “Inner Circle” t-shirt and clutching the keys to his new car! Be sure to join us next week on January 15th, for the BASH AT THE BEACH Edition of AEW DYNAMITE, live on TNT from the Watsco Center in Miami, FL.
On January 8th of 2019, the inaugural AEW press conference was held in the shadow of TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville to announce the formation of All Elite Wrestling. Fast forward one year and fans have experienced multiple pay-per-view events, several B/R Live events, the debut of “Dynamite” on TNT, and the crowning of World Champions for the Men’s, Women’s, and Tag Team divisions within AEW. It’s been a crazy year, especially since “Dynamite” began coming to your homes weekly on Wednesday nights, and the insanity will not let up anytime soon as AEW heads to the Memphis area for the very first time to debut at the Landers Center! One championship will be decided, two big tag team matches are signed, and several men have some major decisions to make about their futures! All this and more with the wrestlers of AEW this week on “Dynamite” live from Southhaven, MS! AEW WOMAN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH RIHO (c) vs. KRIS STATLANDER Kris Statlander finished up 2019 as the #1 ranked woman on the AEW roster, setting her up for a title challenge at the Homecoming edition of “Dynamite” last week in Jacksonville. Unfortunately a scheduling conflict that predated Statlander’s commitment to AEW arose, and the company permitted her to honor those commitments. In that match’s place, AEW Women’s World Champion Riho successfully defended her championship against the #2-#4 contenders in one match, but as seen in the video above, left that match in far worse shape than she started thanks to the uncontrollable Nyla Rose. Yet, in spite of that assault, Riho is honoring her commitment to defend the championship against Statlander this week on “Dynamite”! Statlander heads into this title confrontation with possibly more momentum than any other person on the AEW Women’s roster. Her opponent, on the other hand, is nowhere near 100% despite being given the okay to compete after Rose’s attack, but Riho’s will to compete and to win is undeniable. Adversity is nothing a stranger to the champion, and no matter how she feels walking to that ring, when the bell rings, Statlander will have a fight on her hands. CODY & DUSTIN RHODES VS. THE LUCHA BROS (PENTAGON JR. & REY FENIX) Family is something that has shaped AEW in many ways; be it Matt and Nick Jackson, Cody and Dustin Rhodes, or Pentagon and Rey Fenix, the bonds of blood have been a driving force in this company, particularly within the tag team ranks. Fans have seen The Young Bucks and The Lucha Bros go to war on many occasions since the inception of All Elite Wrestling, and they have seen the brotherhood of Cody & Dustin fight it out with the brothers Jackson as well. But for the very first time, when AEW comes to Memphis, the fans will bear witness to the Rhodes brothers stepping into the squared circle within The Lucha Bros! This is a tag team match that dreams are made of, and with the record books wiped clean for 2020, it could also shape the picture of future contenders for the World Tag Team Championships held by the SCU duo of Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian. This is just one more example of All Elite Wrestling hosting the absolute best tag team wrestling anywhere on the planet each and every week! KENNY OMEGA & “HANGMAN” ADAM PAGE VS. PRIVATE PARTY (MARQ QUEN & ISIAH KASSIDY) Another example of that top shelf tag team competition is here in this battle of two duos at different points in there AEW journey. Private Party is without a doubt one of the most gifted teams on the roster, and they’ve demonstrated that on numerous occasions, particularly when the defeated The Young Bucks in the AEW World Tag Title Tournament and Proud-n-Powerful on “Dynamite”, not to mention nearly capturing those Tag Titles at the “Full Gear” PPV event. Kenny and Page, on the other hand, are certainly two of the most gifted individual wrestlers on the planet, but as a team they are in the nascent stages of their evolution. They’ve competed in a few matches together, had a moderate degree of success, but it’s a duo that appears to exist only due to the insistence of Kenny Omega rather than a true desire from Page to be in a team. This is a man who stepped away from his Elite brethren to go nomad, and that path has led him to dark places. Fans have witnessed his drunken antics both backstage, and most recently in Jacksonville, at the commentary booth. Page has been keeping it together for his matches, but once that final bell rings, all bets are off. Just ask his opponents this evening how the man has been acting, or watch the video above to see for yourself. What will it take to right the good ship Hangman? Clearly it was not seeing his Elite brothers close out last week’s “Dynamite” riding high, and thus far it has not been this pairing with Omega not matter how much Kenny may want it. Perhaps it will fall on Private Party to smack some sense into Page this Wednesday night live on TNT (and boost their own standings in the rankings as well). CHRISTOPHER DANIELS VS. SAMMY GUEVARA To say Sammy Guevara is riding high after that victory over Dustin Rhodes (as seen in the above video) would be an understatement. A man already prone to arrogance, Sammy might be on a whole new level after scoring a win over a true legend in Dustin, regardless of how it happened and the involvement of Jake Hager. But it doesn’t even take that kind of victory to bring out the bravado of Guevara, his own mouth and trash talking of SCU during an interview with Jen Decker is what got him into this match, and that was before he even defeated Dustin! Only now, heading into Wednesday night, Sammy has some momentum and extra swagger thanks to the victory while Christopher Daniels seems to be doubting himself after that “incident” with Pentagon Jr. Daniels, a man with championship pedigree and a resume that cements him as one of the greatest of this generation, needs to overcome his case of wrestling yips in order to put down Sammy. Now “The Spanish God” will no doubt have Inner Circle back-up, but so to may Daniels have his SCU brothers at his side to even the odds. It is a generational battle, but for Christopher Daniels, it is reasonable to say that the win here would mean so much more. JURASSIC EXPRESS (LUCHASAURUS, JUNGLE BOY, & MARKO STUNT) VS. THE BEST FRIENDS (TRENT & CHUCK TAYLOR) & ORANGE CASSIDY Added to the card Monday night, these 6 man will dance to settle an issue that, on the surface, seems to be about something as basic as a hug. But watch the segment of “Road to Memphis…” embedded above and viewers can see that it is about something deeper than that. It’s about show and prove… In the case of JurEx, it is the same thing it has been about since day one of AEW, establishing themselves in a company crowded with the best wrestling talent on the planet, and proving they deserve to be included among them. Jungle Boy did it when he hung in with AEW World Champion Chris Jericho for ten minutes, Luchasaurus is clearly one of the biggest men on the roster, and Marko has made it his mission to silence all the critics. All three men have been embraced by the AEW fans for their heart, their skill, and their will to persevere despite any odds. The Best Friends and Orange Cassidy, OC in particular, have also been embraced by AEW fans worldwide for much the same reasons as the Jurassic Express. Trent has had some of the biggest successes of the trio, claiming a pinfall victory over Rey Fenix in tag action and Pentagon Jr. one-on-one, as well as competing in bouts with Jon Moxley and PAC. And in assorted matches they’ve also beaten Private Party, as well as gone at it with PnP, TH2, The Young Bucks, and SCU. But now, in the 2nd “Dynamite” of the year, these two trios have a chance to break out and exert a dominance they did not solidify in 2019. And viewers can bet that whichever team has their hands raised in victory, well there will probably be a hug to celebrate. MOXLEY HAS HIS ANSWER FOR JERICHO… For several weeks the question has lingered: will Jon Moxley join The Inner Circle? AEW World Champion Chris Jericho extended the offer to Mox to stand with his group, and since that initial offer, has upped the ante to lure the top contender into the IC: 49% stake in the group, an EVP title, a new car, and a personalized license plate to go with it. Difficult offer to turn down for sure, and one that left Moxley with some things to ponder over his flights to/from Japan over the weekend. This writer would even speculate that Jericho may have continued to push the issue or sweeten the deal during their mutual overseas travel… Now, with both men back on American soil, Moxley has promised to make his decision public this Wednesday night face-to-face with Le Champion. Which way will Jon go? Credit the man for his poker face because he has given no tell as to which way he is leaning. One thing is certain though, should Jon Moxley choose to align himself with The Inner Circle, the balance of power within AEW will firmly rest with Chris Jericho and his unit, and it may become an impossible feat for any man, woman, or unit to stand up in opposition. MJF MADE HIS DEMANDS, CODY TO RESPOND… Last week on “Dynamite”, MJF and Wardlow strolled to the ring as confident as ever and laid out Max’s stipulations for Cody if the estranged friends were ever to have a match against one another. To get what he wants, Cody must (1) agree to keep his hands off MJF until the “Revolution” PPV on February 29th, (2) agree to receive 10 lashings from Max on live TV, and (3) agree to a CAGE MATCH WITH WARDLOW! Clearly, and as easily predicted, each of these stipulations is designed to tip the balance into MJF’s favor should Cody accept them all to get that head-to-head with his former best friend. “How badly do you want this?” is what MJF wants to know; Cody has to agree to put himself through hell and humiliation in order to get this match, and his willingness to do just that is the question Cody will answer this Wednesday night when he steps foot in the ring for the anniversary edition of “Dynamite”. TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDS OF MEMPHIS… The Memphis area is a territory steeped in professional wrestling history, and All Elite Wrestling is a company that recognizes the rich traditions and the foundation upon which today’s in-ring offerings are built. It is with that in mind that AEW, as part of our own Anniversary Celebration, will also celebrate the legends of Memphis! Brian Christopher, Angelo Poffo, Randy Savage, Tommy Gilbert, and Dave Brown, just to name a few, will be celebrated this week at the Landers Center, but if you want to experience this tribute to its fullest, you need to grab your tickets at AEWTix.com to be in attendance Wednesday night! This Wednesday night, AEW takes over the Landers Center for the Anniversary Edition of “Dynamite” LIVE on TNT! The action kicks off on TV at 8pm EST/7pm CST, with doors opening at 6:30pm CST, and you can be there in-person courtesy of AEWTix.com. Great seats are still available for our fans in the Memphis area, or make sure you catch all the explosive action on your television screens.
Super Humman pays a visit to BTE. The AEW roster celebrate New Years Eve. Once you #JoinDarkOrder, you can’t leave Dark Order.
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***CONTAINS SPOILERS*** Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE was broadcast live from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, FL. Excalibur, Taz, and Jim Ross were the broadcast team for tonight’s event. Tony Schiavone was away on assignment. “The American Nightmare” Cody (accompanied by the head coach of “the Nightmare Family”, “the Enforcer” Arn Anderson) vs. Darby Allin began tonight’s program. Darby was fired up tonight! Both men locked up, but Cody hit Darby with consecutive shoulder tackles. It wasn’t long before both men tried for a quick victory with pinning exchanges. Darby ducked a lariat attempt, went for the Coffin Drop, which Cody countered by manhandling Darby, and tossed Darby into the corner turnbuckles. From the outside, Darby swept Cody’s legs, forcing him to land shoulder first on the ring apron. Darby connected with a tope suicida on Cody’s shoulder, and then rammed Cody’s left arm into the ring post. Cody delivered a swift kick to Darby’s head, and then put Darby into the figure four. Darby forced the break by touching the ropes. Cody was clutching his arm, and Darby kicked Cody into the corner again. Darby worked over Cody with a double arm bar. Darby was relentless in his attack. He tore off the pad from one of the turnbuckles, but Cody hit Darby with a power slam. Cody came back with a Cody-cutter on his opponent. Darby kicked out from a top rope Cross Rhodes! Darby went for a Coffin Drop, but Cody, listening to Arn Anderson, who was on the outside of the ring, lifted up his knees. Darby crashed down on Cody’s knees, and Cody was finally able to score the pin fall! Jen Decker was backstage interviewing SCU. Sammy Guevara interrupted SCU, and Christopher Daniels challenged Guevara to a match next week. Nyla Rose vs. Hikaru Shida vs. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. AEW Women’s World Champion, Riho, in a 4-way match followed this. Nyla blindsided Riho, but Shida hit Nyla with a kendo stick and then a running knee to the temple. Nyla rolled to the outside. Riho blocked an arm drag by Shida, and then countered Baker by tossing her into the turnbuckles. Nyla set up a table on the outside and attempted to put Shida through it, but Riho jumped off the top rope and stopped Nyla’s assault! Back in the ring, Nyla tried to powerbomb Shida, but Shida countered and back dropped Nyla. Then Nyla tossed Shida onto the ropes, and connected with a flying guillotine onto Shida. Nyla hit a senton onto Shida through a table on the outside of the ring. As Nyla was trying to climb back into the ring, Riho hit a diving foot stomp on Nyla. Britt Baker was there and put Nyla into an arm bar, but Nyla powered out. Riho ran into the ring and stomped onto Nyla’s abdomen, but Baker broke up the pinning attempt. Baker got caught on the top rope as Shida suplexed her. Shida then suplexed Riho onto Nyla, who was sitting in the corner. Baker hit Shida with a superkick and went for the Lockjaw submission, but Shida escaped. Riho came in and rolled up Baker for the three count! Nyla Rose, frustrated with the loss, brought a table into the ring. She placed Riho onto the table. Nyla jumped off the top, crashing right through the table on top of Riho! Alex Marvez was backstage interviewing Joey Janela. “The Bad Boy” was cut short as he was given a low blow from behind from Penelope Ford. Ford and “Super Bad” Kip Sabian put an end to Janela’s interview. Janela was curled up on the floor, writhing in pain. A video package for the Dark Order aired. www.JoinDarkOrder.com TRENT (with Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy) vs. Jon Moxley. Taz said of Moxley, “he’s a rage-filled brother, and I like it!” Trent tried to turn this into a traditional wrestling match, but when he slapped Moxley in the face out of frustration, Moxley unloaded with some chops. Trent didn’t step down, and connected with knees to Moxley’s sternum. The chops continued, but Mox countered with a big right hand. Jim Ross said this was a slobber knocker, just as TRENT speared Moxley on the outside! TRENT dumped Mox on the back of his head with a half-and-half suplex. TRENT hit a DDT from the top rope for a two count on Moxley. Mox hit a knee on TRENT and then planted him for a near fall. Mox gave a stiff clothesline to TRENT, but TRENT connected with a haymaker clothesline of his own for a two count on Mox! Orange Cassidy climbed into the ring and distracted Mox. TRENT used a running knee and a stuffed piledriver on Mox, but Mox kicked out at two! Mox hit TRENT with a Paradigm Shift on the outside onto the ramp. Mox then dropped TRENT on the crown of his head and captured the victory over TRENT! Sammy Guevara walked through the crowd with a microphone and called out Moxley. Sammy said the Inner Circle promised a big surprise for Mox. Le Champion, Chris Jericho appeared on the big screen in the venue, and said he wanted Moxley to lead the Inner Circle with him. Jericho also said Moxley could have a brand new Ford GT, with his very own “MOX” vanity license plate, if Moxley says “yes” to joining the Inner Circle. “Happy New Year, Mox, and we’ll be waiting for you,” said Jericho, as he drove off in the sports car. Moxley said, “The truth is I’ve always considered Chris Jericho a friend and a mentor, and out of respect, I will give you my answer in person next week, and the whole world will find out what’s in store live on DYNAMITE.” “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes vs. “the Spanish God” Sammy Guevara was up next! Rhodes came from behind and wrapped his arm around Sammy’s head with a mean lariat! Sammy didn’t even have a chance to remove his leather jacket. Rhodes clotheslined Sammy to the outside, and then smashed Sammy with a senton! “What is he? Middle-aged and crazy?” asked Jim Ross. “The Big Hurt” Jake Hager walked down the ramp and eyeballed Dustin Rhodes. As Hager distracted his opponent, Sammy landed a kick. Sammy connected with a beautiful moonsault on “the Natural.” Dustin Rhodes was reeling here. Rhodes fought back and countered Sammy G. with a powerslam and then two consecutive shots to “the Spanish God.” Rhodes used a spine buster on Sammy. Sammy countered with a running shooting star press, but Rhodes kicked out at two! Rhodes smashed Sammy with a Canadian Destroyer on the ring apron, and then hit Hager with a right hand! Rhodes tried to give the Unnatural Kick to Sammy, but the referee stopped him. As the referee turned his back to release Sammy from the corner turnbuckles. Hager interfered with a low blow. Sammy capitalized on the downed Dustin for the three count! MJF, accompanied by Wardlow, walked down to the ring to announce his stipulations in order for Cody to have his match at REVOLUTION. Stipulation #1: Cody can’t lay his hands on MJF before REVOLUTION. Stipulation #2: Cody has to go one on one with Wardlow in a solid steel cage, and he has to beat Wardlow. Stipulation #3: “Live on TNT, in front of your family and friends and God, you are going to get down on all fours like the dog that you are, and I’m going to whip you Cody…ten glorious times! And Cody, as the leather of my belt repeatedly rips off your skin, each scar will be a reminder that I’m better than you and you know it!” The main event of the night—the Elite—Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) vs. “the Bastard” PAC and The Lucha Bros (Rey Fenix & Pentagon Jr.)! “Hangman” Adam Page, who had been drinking some cocktails, joined the commentary team for this match. Kenny and PAC were about to begin, but PAC tagged out to Pentagon. The two men exchanged chops. Kenny ran into the ropes but was kneed by PAC, who was on the ring apron. Kenny went for the one-winged angel on Fenix, but Fenix escaped. Nick Jackson was tagged in and gave a shoulder block to Fenix, and then an arm drag. Fenix dropkicked Nick. Fenix and Nick exchanged roundhouse kicks to a stalemate. The Elite dished out tremendous trios sequences to their opponents, cleaning house. PAC tripped up Kenny, and then went over the top and crashed down onto Kenny! “The aerial artistry of PAC is on full display here,” said Excalibur. Kenny tagged in to Nick Jackson, who nailed a knee and then a running bulldog to PAC. Matt Jackson was tagged in, and the Bucks gave double Canadian destroyers to the Lucha Bros. Kenny Omega and PAC slugged it out in the center of the ring. PAC hit a pump kick and then a snapdragon suplex on Kenny. Then Omega hit a snapdragon suplex of his own onto PAC, and then a Liger bomb for the two count on PAC. Pentagon hit sling blades on the Jacksons, and then a backstabber on Kenny! Fenix was tagged in, but the Bucks hit stereo superkicks. Fenix rolled through with a cutter on Kenny. PAC hit the black arrow on Omega, but the Bucks made the save! PAC applied the brutalizer on Omega, but Matt Jackson hit a blindside kick to PAC’s head. Kenny hit the one-winged angel on Fenix, and the Elite won the match! Cody came out to join his friends and celebrate in the ring. They called “Hangman” Page to join them, but Page waved them off and walked away. Be sure to join us next week on January 8th, as AEW DYNAMITE is live on TNT from Landers Center in Southhaven, MS.
(December 30, 2019) –Since AEW exploded onto the wrestling scene just one year ago, it has consistently dazzled fans with its groundbreaking shows, world-class roster, inclusive attitude and impactful announcements. To wrap AEW’s inaugural year, Cody today announced that legendary wrestler Arn Anderson will be Cody’s personal advisor and head coach for the 2020 season, starting with the New Year’s Day DYNAMITE show in Jacksonville, Fla. A member of the world-renowned Four Horsemen and Dangerous Alliance, Anderson holds multiple tag team titles and was a longtime road agent for some of wrestling’s biggest stars. This past August, Anderson made a surprise appearance at ALL OUT when he nailed Cody’s opponent, Shawn Spears, with his signature spinebuster. Cody ultimately defeated Spears, who is coached by Anderson’s Four Horsemen teammate Tully Blanchard. Anderson will be ringside with Cody as he begins the 2020 season with a rematch against Darby Allin on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville. Back in June, Cody and Allin fought to a time-limit draw at FYTER FEST. Cody granted Allin a rematch with the stipulation that Allin team up with him against The Butcher and The Blade. Cody and Allin emerged victorious, and are now on opposite sides of the ring in this highly anticipated match-up. “2019 was the most successful year I’ve had in pro-wrestling,” said Cody, EVP of AEW. “Beyond the superfluous financial, it’s been incredibly rewarding on a spiritual level to be able to engage so many fans with a like-minded place in their hearts for the sport. “That said, one of my greatest fears came true as I lost the opportunity to wrestle for the World Championship again. But, on the other side of that fear is freedom to chase every other accolade outside of that title. I still want to collect all the accolades I can and dominate the singles division. That’s why I’m bringing in Arn Anderson as my personal advisor and head coach. He has been in business with my family for over three decades. Having been a wrestler throughout so many different generations of talent, he understands what ingredients it takes to look beyond the horizon and produce the best content and results.” AEW’s first live event of 2020 is DYNAMITE on TNT this Wednesday, Jan. 1, in Jacksonville, Fla, at Daily’s Place. Tickets for all AEW live events are available at www.AEWTIX.com. About AEW AEW is a new professional wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite (Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Matt & Nick Jackson, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page) and Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a growing roster of world-class male and female wrestlers who are poised to bring new spirit, freshness and energy to the industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner was DOUBLE OR NOTHING in Las Vegas, followed by FYTER FEST in Daytona Beach, FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN in Jacksonville, ALL OUT in Chicago, FULL GEAR in Baltimore, and REVOLUTION in Chicago. AEW: DYNAMITE is a two-hour weekly show airing on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on TNT. The action-packed matches take place in different cities across the nation each Wednesday. For more info, check out @AEWrestling (Twitter), @AllEliteWrestling (Instagram), / AllEliteWrestling (FB), AllEliteWrestling (YouTube).