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February 29, 2020
Taz and Excalibur are handling commentary on the pre-show. The PPV
stage looks great. The ramp way is a digital video screen.
Backstage, Tony Schiavone interviews SCU but before Sky or Kazarian
can say anything, Christopher Daniels jumps in and talks about SCU
proving Dark Order are liars tonight. Sky says that he and Kazarian
think Daniels should stay backstage tonight.
The Dark Order (Stu Grayson & Evil Uno) w/The Creepers vs. SCU
(Scorpio Sky & Frankie Kazarian)
Sky and Kaz take out The Beaver Boys as they come to the ring and
then jump Grayson and Uno. The brawl spills out to the floor early
on. Back in the ring, Kazarian runs over Grayson with a series of
strikes. Kazarian goes for a German Suplex but Grayson counters into
a rollup attempt.
Kaz blocks it and Sky blind tags him. Kaz hits a German Suplex on
Grayson and Sky comes in with a dropokick to a charging Uno that
sends him to the floor. Sky and Kaz run over Grayson with a Double
Shoulder Block as Kaz tags back into the match.
Kazarian hits a Springboard Guillotine Leg Drop for the first
nearfall of the night. Grayson manages to run Kaz into the heel
corner and tag Uno. Uno and Grayson double-team Kazarian, but Kaz
sends Grayson to the floor. He hits a Hanging Guillotine Leg Drop to
Uno as he attempted a shoulder block through the ropes.
Kazarian goes for a Slingshot Rana onto Grayson but he blocks it and
hits an Apron Bomb. Grayson throws Kaz into the ring post and The
Creepers attack him as Uno distracts the referee. Uno gets a
nearfall and then shoves Kaz into a Big Boot from Grayson.
The Dark Order continues to double Kazarian in their corner for
several minutes as Sky tries to hype him up. A “spooky perverts”
chant break out as Grayson hits a Shining Wizard for another
nearfall. A frustrating Grayson repeatedly covers Kaz but he kicks
out each time.
Every time Kazarian tries to fight his way out of the corner, The
Dark Order cuts him off and works him over with quick tags. Kazarian
manages to sidestep a couple of attacks and then flips over Uno
before rolling under Grayson and tagging Sky!
Sky hits a Diving Back Elbow on Uno and a Manhattan Drop on Grayson
followed by a dropkick. Sky hits a Sunset Flip on Uno for a nearfall
and follows up with a Spinning Back Kick and then a Basement
Dropkick to the back!
Uno rolls to the floor and Sky puts Grayson in a side headlock
before tagging Kaz back into the match. Kaz hits a Spike DDT on
Grayson for a nearfall and tags Sky back into the match. Sky goes
for a Back Suplex but Grayson lands on his feet and hits a Double
Pele to both of the SCU members.
Uno tags Grayson and shoves Sky into a Flying Knee before kicking
him back into The Scorpion on Sky for a nearfall. Grayson quickly
tags back in and he tosses Sky into a Powerbomb from Uno for another
nearfall. Kazarian has been down for several minutes.
Dark Order goes for the Fatality but Sky shoves Uno into the corner.
Grayson lays Sky out with a Superman Elbow and then they attempt to
whip him into the corner but he Monkey Flips Kazarian into a Double
Clothesline on Dark Order!
They go for the SCU-Later but Uno pulls Kaz to the floor and shove
him into the steps. The Beaver Boys attempt to interfere but Sky
takes them out. Uno hits a Lariat from behind on Sky and Grayson
rolls him up for a nearfall.
Winners: Dark Order via pinfall (rollup)
The Dark Order jump on SCU after the match but Colt Cabana runs down
to the ring to make his AEW debut to a big pop. After getting a few
shots in, The Dark Order beat him down, too. They suddenly stop
attacking when their music plays and a robed man walks out onto the
The man takes off the robe and it’s Daniels! Daniels dives over the
top rope onto The Dark Order members and the rest of SCU and Cabana
run The Dark Order off.
“The Big Hurt” Jake Hager vs. “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes
As Hager makes his entrance he makes out with his wife at ringside
and Rhodes reveals a shirt under his jacket that says “I’m here to
wrestle Jericho’s bitch.” Hager see this and attacks Rhodes. He hits
a Back Suplex for a nearfall early.
Rhodes is able to knock Hager over the top rope and into the
guardrail. Rhodes tosses Hager into the crowd and they brawl up the
steps until Rhodes comes back into break the count. Rhodes throws
Hager into the ring post and then slams his arm into the post
Rhodes rolls Hager back in the ring just to clothesline him over the
top and back to the floor. Rhodes swings and misses with a
clothesline and Hager suplexes him onto the apron before running
through him with a big Lariat.
Back in the ring, Hager gets a nearfall and then he immediately goes
back to work on Rhodes with a series of knees in the corner. Hager
then puts Rhodes in a Kimura on the mat. He transitions into a
hammerlock and then an armbar as Rhodes tries to fight out of it.
Rhodes fights back with a series of strikes but Hager cuts him off
with a Back Elbow and then he blows a kiss to his wife. Hager puts
Rhodes in another submission but Rhodes breaks it by stomping on his
feet. Hager hits a Knee Strike to Rhodes knocking him through the
ropes to the floor.
Back in the ring, Rhodes is able to catch Hager with a knee and then
a clothesline that knocks Hager back to the floor. Hager tosses
Rhodes into the guardrail and then into the apron, though. Hager’s
wife tells him to go after Rhodes’ arm but then eats a Mafia Kick.
Hager’s wife tries to slap Rhodes but he blocks it and kisses her.
Back in the ring, Rhodes hits a clothesline and then the Unnatural
Uppercut followed by a Running Bulldog. Rhodes follows up with a
Snap Powerslam for another nearfall. Hager is able to take over the
match again with a Snake Eyes onto the top rope followed by a Chop
Block to the knee.
Hager goes for the Hager Bomb but Rhodes gets his foot up and rolls
him up for a nearfall. Hager gets right back up and hits a Suplex
followed by the Hager Bomb for a nearfall. Hager hits a series of
Corner Clotheslines and does the Tyson Fury lick to Rhodes’ head.
Hager hits a Swagger Bomb (Gut Wrench Powerbomb) for another
nearfall. Hager hangs Rhodes’ knee up in the ropes and kicks it. He
then charges at him but Rhodes backdrops him over the top and
Hager’s face slams into the ring steps at ringside!
Back in the ring, Rhodes hits the Shattered Dreams followed by a
Code Red! 1…2…NO Hager kicks out! Rhodes puts Hager in a Cross
Armbreaker and uses his leg to kick him in the head repeatedly.
Hager grabs the leg, rolls over and locks in the Patriot Lock!
Rhodes looks as if he is going to tap but he stops himself and rolls
through sending Hager into the corner where Aubrey Edwards is. He
stops himself from hitting her and then low blows Rhodes as the
referee was turned around.
Hager puts Rhodes in a Standing Triangle and connects with a series
of knees at the same time as Rhodes goes to sleep and Edwards calls
for the bell!
Winner: Hager via KO (Standing Triangle)
A vignette announces that War Games will come to AEW on March 25!
Two rings, one huge cage. A graphic appears saying “Blood &
Guts” but I don’t know if that’s what they are calling the match or
if it’s the name of that episode of “Dynamite.”
“Spanish God” Sammy Guevara vs. Darby Allin
This is Allin’s first match since Guevara injured him several weeks
ago. Allin takes Guevara out with an insane Tope Suicida as he makes
his entrance! Allin then hits a Shotgun Dropkick sending Guevara
into the barricade! Allin tosses Guevara all around ringside as the
bell hasn’t even rang for the start of the match.
Allin charges at Guevara but he moves causing Allin to go crashing
into the barricade. Guevara dives off the steps with a Flying Side
Kick and then throws him into he guardrail again. Jurassic Express
are shown ringside as Allin hangs Guevara over the barricade.
Allin goes for a Tope Suicida but I think his foot caught the rope
and that causes him to come up short. Guevara grabs the skateboard
and lays Allin out with it. Guevara pulls out two tables and lays
Allin out on one of them. Guevara hits a 630 Splash off the top and
through Allin and the table at ringside!
Allin manages to roll himself back in after several minutes but then
eats a Flying Knee as he gets in! 1…2…NO Guevara kicks out! Guevara
slaps Allin repeatedly but that just pisses Allin off and he puts
him in a Gory Special!
Allin transitions into a Fujiwara Armbar and as Guevara reaches for
the ropes, Allin grabs his other arm and puts him in a Rings of
Saturn! Guevara manages to use his foot to grab the bottom rope and
break the hold, however.
Guevara goes to the floor but as Allin follows him, Guevara quickly
rolls back into the ring and then hangs Allin up in the ropes as he
tried to get back in. Guevara then hits a Ghetto Stomp off the top
on Allin on the apron for a nearfall!
Guevara grabs the skateboard and climbs back in only to eat a
Running Code Red from Allin for a nearfall! Allin goes to the top
but Guevara crotches him and climbs up with Guevara. He goes for a
Superplex but Allin blocks it and shoves Guevara back in the ring.
Guevara lands on his feet and then leaps to the top and hits a
Spanish Fly for another nearfall! Guevara pulls off the top
turnbuckle pad and then tries to throw Allin into it but Allin
blocks it and Monkey Flips Guevara into it! Allin hits a Sliced
Bread followed by the Coffin Drop for the pin!
Winner: Allin via pinfall (Coffin Drop)
Allin was about to take Guevara with the skateboard after the match
but Hager ran out and pulled him to safety.
AEW World Tag Team Championships
“Hangman” Adam Page & “The Cleaner” Kenny Omega (c) vs. The
Ross points out that Omega just had a “marathon match” against PAC
on “Dynamite” 72 hours ago and wonders if that will hurt him
Nick Jackson and Omega will start the match off. They lockup and
Omega quickly gets Nick in a wristlock. Jackson rolls through and
counters into a wristlock of his own. Omega quickly counters right
back but Nick is able to catch Kenny with a Snapmare.
They both flip over each other as they charge. Nick blocks a Polish
Hammer attempt and this a Springboard Lucha Armdrag but Omega comes
right back with a Headscissors Takeover. They both get to their feet
and then give each other a fist bump and tag out.
Page locks up with Matt as a massive “Cowboy shit” chant starts up.
They chain wrestle for a few minutes with neither man able to earn
an advantage. Matt offers a handshake but Page spits in his face.
Matt takes Page down and lays into him with right hands.
Omega pulls Matt off but Matt shoves him off and finally Nick pulls
Matt off before he gets disqualified. Nick yells at Matt to tag him
and he obliges. Page slaps the piss out of Nick as he gets in the
ring and then eats a Spinning Back Kick.
Matt tags back in the ring and The Bucks hit an Assisted Dropkick
and then one to Omega knocking him off the apron! The Bucks hang
Page up in the ropes and hit a Hanging Neckbreaker/Somersault Senton
combo. Matt knocks Omega off the apron and hits a Flying Dropkick
through the ropes. Back in the ring, they hit a
Backbreaker/Neckbreaker combo on Page.
Page blocks a suplex attempt and elbows him in the previously
injured back of Matt Jackson. Page goes to work on the back with
knees and stomps. Omega demands a tag and Page obliges by slapping
him hard on the chest.
Omega hits a Running Backbreaker on Matt but only gets a two count.
Page tags back in and hits a Slingshot Polish Hammer on Matt and
knocks Nick off the apron. Page dumps Matt out to the floor and then
throws him into the barricade.
Page attempts to Powerbomb him onto the timekeeper’s table but Omega
stops him and throws Matt back in the ring. Page and Omega take
turns chopping Matt and then Page puts his forearm right into that
injured back. Omega and Page attempt a Double Back Suplex but Matt
Matt goes for a Double Northern Lights Suplex but he can’t lift them
up. He gets fired up and hits it as they look surprised! Nick tags
in and hits a series of strikes on both Page and Omega. Nick hits a
Flying Knee/Bulldog combo on Page and Omega.
He hits a Lucha Armdrag/Headscissors Takeover on both Omega and
Page. Jackson hits a Slingshot X-Factor on Page in the ring and then
rolls back into a Moonsault off the apron onto Omega! Nick hits a
Sunset Flip on Page and locks in the Sharpshooter!
Omega comes in and breaks it up with a Leg Lariat! Omega tags Page
and sets up for a dive as Nick rolls to the floor, but Matt cuts him
off only to eat a Hurricanrana sending him to the floor. Omega sets
up for the Somersault Plancha only to eat a Superkick in midair from
Back in the ring, Nick gets a nearfall and then puts Omega in a
Front Chancery. Omega fights it off but Nick knocks Page off the
apron and tags Matt. The Bucks whip Omega into the ropes but Omega
holds on and then sends Nick to the floor. Omega tries to make a tag
but Matt cuts him off. Matt spits in Page’s face.
Matt charges at Omega but he leapfrogs and then dives for the tag
but Nick pulls Page off the apron and slams him into the barricade.
Matt hits a Jerry Lynn-style Cradle Piledriver for a nearfall. Nick
tags into the match. Omega is able to fight back and hit a Sky High.
Page finally makes the hot tag and hits a series of clotheslines on
The Bucks. Page hits a Springboard Lariat on Nick knocking him off
the apron and then hits a Fall Away Slam on Matt. Page hits a
Somersault Plancha onto Nick on the floor and then clotheslines Matt
to the floor.
Page goes to the top and hits a Diving Moonsault onto both of The
Bucks! Back in the ring, Page destroys Nick with a Lariat and then
tosses him into The bucks corner and tells him to tag out. Matt
comes in and they get in each other’s faces with the fans chanting
“f*ck ‘e up Cowboy, f*ck em up!”
They lay into each other with right hands but then Page lays Matt
out with a Big Boot. Omega blind tags Omega and they hit a series of
Flying Elbows and Omega tosses Matt up into a Suplex from Page!
Omega hits a Doctor Bomb! 1…2…NO Jackson kicks out!
Page tags back in as Omega seemed frustrated with not getting the
pin there. Page eats a Enzigur from Nick on the apron as he charged
at Matt. Nick tags in and hits a series of elbows and kicks and then
a Roundhouse Kick to Omega!
Nick goes for the Lucha Armdrag but Page shoves him off. Nick lands
on his feet and hits a Slingshot American Destroyer! 1…2…NO Page
kicks out! Matt hangs Page up in the corner and Nick kills him with
a Superkick. The Bucks hit a Powerbomb/Sliced Bread combo – MCMG
style – out of the corner for a nearfall before Omega broke it up.
The Bucks toss Omega to the floor and then set up for a Superkick
Party but Page counters by shoving Nick into Matt. Page takes Matt
out with a kick to the knee and then locks in the Crossface
Chickenwing! Matt rolls backwards and Nick hits a 450 Splash off the
top for a nearfall!
A huge “This is Awesome” chant starts up. Nick tags in and The Bucks
go for a doubleteam move but Matt’s back gives out. Omega hits Matt
with a Fireman’s Carry Slam. Page hits a Running Shooting Star and
Omega hits a Moonsault off the top! Page hits a Fall Away Spanish
Fly! 1…2…NO Nick kicks out! V-Trigger from Omega but Matt breaks up
the pin attempt!
Omega attempts a German Suplex but Nick blocks it only to eat a
V-Trigger. V-Trigger for Matt and then a series of Snap Dragon’s on
Nick! Tiger Driver! 1….2…NO he still kicks out! Omega hits a
V-Trigger to Nick in the corner and then lifts him up onto his
shoulders. Omega climbs to the top but Nick blocks it and counters
into a Super Reverse Rana! Page kills Nick with a Lariat but Matt
hits a Northern Lights Suplex through the ropes and onto the ramp!
Matt hits a series of three Northern Light’s Suplexes on the ramp
and sells his back at the end. He picks Page up and The Bucks hit
the Indy Taker on the ramp! Tons of heat for that spot.
Back in the ring, The Bucks hit a Superkick Party on Omega. The
Bucks are hamming it up now which is egging the fans on more. They
destroy Omega with the Golden Trigger but Omega kicks out at one and
is fired up! They destroy him with another Superkick Party! 1…2…NO
Omega kicks out!
Matt stomps on the arm that PAC injured earlier this week. Matt goes
to choke Omega with his tape but Nick stops him and tells him to get
his head in the game. The Bucks go for the Meltzer Driver but Page
pulls Nick off the apron and Powerbombs him through a table at
V-Shot from Page and Omega on Matt! 1…2…NO he kicks out! I believe
that is the first time anyone has kicked out of that combo! Omega
hits another V-Trigger on Matt and goes for the One Winged Angel but
Matt fights it off. He hits a Superkick and Page blind tags in.
Page hits his own One Winged Angel on Matt! 1…2…NO Nick breaks it
up! Page cannot believe it! Page grabs Nick and tosses him onto the
ramp. Page hits the Buckshot Lariat on the ramp! Page hits a
Buckshot Lariat on Matt in the ring for the pin!
Winner & STILL Tag Champs: Page and Omega via pinfall (Buckshot
After the match, The Bucks make amends with Omega but Page walks
away. He then turns around and teases that he is going to do a
Buckshot Lariat but stops and hugs Omega instead.
AEW World Women’s Championship
“The Native Beast” Nyla Rose (c) vs. Kris Statlander
Statlander and Rose lockup but Rose shoves Statlander away. They
lockup again and this time Statlander backs Rose into the corner.
Rose grabs a side headlock as the referee separates them. Statlander
shoves Rose into the ropes and then leapfrogs her and attempts a
Rose doesn’t budge and attempts one of her own but Statlander
doesn’t budge either. Rose hits the ropes and runs her over this
time but Statlander nips up to her feet. Statlander hits a Big Boot
and then attempts an Enziguri but Rose ducks and attempts a Heel
Hook but Statlander counters and hits a Somersault Senton followed
by a Standing Moonsault for a nearfall.
Statlander charges Rose in the corner but Rose backdrops her over
the top. Statlander lands on the apron but then eats a Forearm Smash
from Rose. On the ramp, Rose whips Statlander into the ropes but
Statlander flips into the ring. Statlander then attempts a Spear
through the ropes but Rose moves and she eats the ramp.
Rose tosses Statlander back in the ring and she does connect with a
Diving Spear through the ropes for a nearfall. Rose attempts The
Beast Bomb but Statlander blocks it only to eat a series of sloppy
clotheslines for a nearfall.
Rose Suplexes Statlander into the turnbuckle and she rolls to the
floor. Back in the ring, Rose attempts a Back Suplex but Statlander
lands on her feet. Statlander hits a Superkick to take Rose off her
feet. Both women are down, though.
They exchange strikes from their knees. Statlander hits an Enziguri
but Rose immediately rolls to the floor. Statlander hits a Tope
Suicida sending Rose into the barricade. Statlander hits a second
Tope Suicida and then rolls her back in the ring.
Statlander hits a Missile Dropkick off the top for a nearfall.
Statlander hits a Running Uppercut but Rose comes back with one of
her own. Rose whips Statlander into the corner and then clotheslines
her. Rose blatantly chokes Statlander and then hangs her up in the
Rose climbs to the top for the Guillotine but Statlander does a
headstand and gets off the top. Rose dives off the top but
Statlander moves and hits a Superkick and a DDT for a nearfall.
Statlander sets up for the Big Bang Theory but Rose blocks it and
hits a Flying Knee and locks in the STF. As Statlander almost
reaches the ropes, Rose pulls her back to the center of the ring and
locks the STF back in. Rose lets go and goes for a Splash but
Statlander gets her knees up.
Statlander hits a dropkick and then attempts a Hurricanrana only to
eat a Beast Bomb for a nearfall. Rose goes back to the top but
Statlander cuts her off. Statlander climbs up with Rose and hits a
Superplex for a nearfall.
Statlander mounts Rose and lays into her with right hands until the
referee pulls her off. Rose hits a Big Boot and climbs back up top.
Statlander cuts her off again and climbs back up with Rose.
Statlander attempts a Frankensteiner but Rose blocks it and hits a
Super Beast Bomb for the pin!
Winner & STILL Women’s Champ: Rose via pinfall (Super Beast
“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes w/Arn Anderson, Dustin Rhodes
& Brandi Rhodes vs. MJF w/Wardlow
I believe Stephen Armell walked onto the stage with Cody, too.
MJF avoids Cody to start the match off but Cody finally gets his
hands on him and hits an Enziguri. He goes for the Cody Cutter but
MJF bails out of the ring and walks into the crowd. He even slaps a
fan’s hat off. He throws a beer at another fan.
Back in the ring, Cody hits an uppercut and then the Cody Cutter but
only gets a one count. MJF escapes to the ramp but Cody runs all the
way up to the entrance tunnel and hits a giant Running Clothesline
on MJF back into the ring for a nearfall.
Cody hits a Sunset Flip out of the corner for a nearfall. He then
flips MJF but he lands on his feet and pokes Cody in the eyes. MJF
stomps on Cody’s foot, remember he broke his toe in the Cage Match.
Cody comes right back with a Spinning Alabama Slam!
Cody goes for a pin but pulls him up at one and goes back to wearing
him out. Wardlow pulls MJF out of the ring to avoid more of an ass
whooping. Brandi throws a beer in Wardlow’s face as a response.
Wardlow goes after her but eats a Tope Suicida from Cody! Cody
stomps the hell out of him at the end of it, too!
MJF trips Cody in the ring and Wardlow slams him into the ring post
as MJF distracts the referee. MJF then slams Cody into the ring post
on the other side. MJF hits a Powerbomb for a nearfall. MJF slams
Cody into the corner and gets another nearfall.
MJF puts Cody in a Top Wristlock and then takes him down to the mat
and holds onto it. Cody fights back up and shoves MJF into the
corner. MJF comes right back with a Ghetto Stomp off the top to his
injured arm and locks in the Salt of the Earth.
Cody manages to crawl to the rope but every time he goes to reach
the hold MJF grabs the body part and pulls it back. Finally, Cody
manages to bite the bottom rope to break the hold. MJF rakes the
eyes of Cody and then pulls his boot off. MJF steps on Cody’s foot,
which is all taped up, and then he bites Cody’s toe.
MJF mounts Cody in the corner but Cody counters into a Powerbomb.
Cody lifts MJF back to the top and climbs up with him and hits a
Reverse Superplex! Cody hits the Disaster Kick knocking MJF to the
floor but before he can dive Wardlow gets on the apron to distract
Anderson pulls out a chair and chases Wardlow away. MJF is busted
open. Cody slams MJF into the ring steps and then tosses him back in
the ring. Cody starts punching the cut on MJF’s forehead. Cody hits
a Snap Powerslam for a nearfall.
Cody hangs MJF up in the ropes but before he can hit the DDT, MJF
fights back and stomps on Cody’s foot and hits the Heat Seeker! MJF
uses the ropes on the pin but the referee saw it immediately. Brandi
dives off the apron on Wardlow but he catches her.
Cody demands he put her down and then goes for a Pump Kick but
Wardlow moves and Cody hits Arn! MJF low blows Cody in the ring and
rolls him up for a nearfall.
MJF attempts the Double Cross but Cody blocks it and Suplexes MJF
over the top rope and both men go crashing to the floor! Both men
roll into the ring at the same time to break the 10-count. Cody and
MJF exchange stiff shots at each other.
Cody hits a series of jabs and MJF collapses before Cody could hit
the Atomic Elbow. Cody picks him up and attempts the CrossRhodes,
but MJF counters into the Double Cross for a close nearfall! MJF
pulls off Cody’s weight belt and tries to whip him with it but the
referee pulls it away.
Cody kicks MJF in the nuts and hits a Vertabreaker! 1…2…NO MJF kicks
out! Cody hits MJF with the weight belt and then throws it into the
crowd. MJF begs Cody off and says that he is sorry for everything
and even hugs him. He then spits in Cody’s face and goes for a
clothesline but Cody counters into the CrossRhodes.
Cody picks him up and hits a second one! He then goes for a third
one but MJF pulled the AEW ring out from his trunks and hit Cody
with it! 1…2…3!
Winner: MJF via pinfall
“The Bastard” PAC vs. “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy w/Best
PAC gets in OC’s face and stops him from putting his hands in his
pockets. Cassidy then catches PAC in a waistlock and flips over! OC
then ducks a clothesline attempt and does his lazy kicks thing. PAC
does the same thing back until PAC gets fed up with it and just
shoves the hell out of him.
PAC tosses OC into the ropes but misses a clothesline and then OC
flips over him and hits a dropkick! He does all of that with his
damn hands in his pockets. OC hits the ropes but PAC leapfrogs him
only for OC to catch him with an Armdrag and then a rollup for a
A pissed off PAC rolls to the floor and OC sets up for a dive only
for PAC to quickly roll back in the ring and kill him with a
Tilt-a-Whirl Backbreaker. PAC puts the boots to OC and then tosses
him to the floor where he slams him into the barricade.
PAC slams OC into the ring post. PAC hits a Scoop Slam and then
climbs to the top. PAC hits a Missile Dropkick off the top that
sends OC flying across the ring. PAC hits a series of kicks capped
off with a Thrust Kick. PAC sits a disgusting Liger Bomb but OC
still kicks out at two.
PAC lifts OC up to the top rope and hits a Super Brainbuster but
pulls OC up before the three-count can be delivered. PAC goes to the
top again for the Back Arrow but OC rolls out of the ring. PAC rolls
OC back in the ring and then goes back to the top, but Cassidy rolls
PAC rolls OC in again but this time OC just keeps rolling to the
other side. PAC intercepts him, so Cassidy rolls the other way and
through each moment it’s pissing PAC off further. Suddenly Cassidy
gets to his feet and hits a Tope Suicida followed by a Flying Cross
Body and then an insane Tornado DDT! 1…2…NO PAC kicks out!
PAC gets back to his feet and sends OC’s head into the upper deck
with a Lariat! PAC delivers a big Forearm Smash that seems to wake
OC up. OC ducks a Lariat attempt and hits a Superman Punch! OC hits
a Slumdog Millionaire and then goes to the top!
PAC sweeps the legs out from under OC and climbs up with OC. PAC
goes for a Tombstone off the top but OC blocks it and counters into
a Super Tornado DDT! OC climbs back up and dives off with a Diving
Spike DDT! PAC uses OC’s own move against him by simply rolling out
of the ring.
Trent catches PAC and tosses him back in where OC hits the Air Raid
Crash! 1…2…NO PAC kicks out! The Lucha Brothers run out and kill
Trent! Taylor hits a Somersault Plancha onto Pentagon and Fenix.
They all fight to the back, but in the ring PAC locks in the
Brutalizer and OC taps.
Winner: PAC via submission (Brutalizer)
AEW World Heavyweight Championship
“Le Champion” Chris Jericho (c) w/PNP vs. “Zero F’s Given” Jon
A choir performs Jericho’s theme to bring him out. As the bell
rings, they both explode and exchange rights. Moxley clotheslines
Jericho over the top to the floor and then follows him out. Moxley
clotheslines Jericho from behind and then tosses him into the crowd.
Moxley gets in Ortiz’s face which allows Jericho to throw a beer in
Moxley’s face. Jericho hits Moxley with a barricade or something,
which causes Excalibur to question whether Jericho is attempting to
get disqualified. Moxley and Jericho brawl up the steps.
Jericho grabs a camera and films Moxley before kicking him again.
Jericho picks up a barricade and throws it at Moxley! Moxley dives
off the ramp onto Jericho and then throws him onto the ramp. Moxley
knocks Jericho off the ramp and then dives onto him.
Moxley bites Jericho’s stitches! Aubrey Edwards screams at them that
she is going to stop the match I they don’t get it back in the ring.
Jericho throws Moxley into the ring post and his head is busted
open. Jericho Powerbombs Moxley onto the timekeeper’s table!
In the ring, Jericho slaps Moxley repeatedly and dives off the top
with a Flying Axe Handle. Jericho hangs Moxley up in the ropes and
Catapults him throat-first into the bottom rope. Jericho whips
Moxley into the corner chest-first and then he starts scraping his
boot across the good eye of Mox.
Jericho tosses Moxley to the floor and distracts Aubrey as PNP put
the boots to him. Moxley fights back with forearms but Jericho whips
him into the ring steps. Jericho hangs Moxley up on the top rope and
then hits a Sliding Dropkick for a nearfall.
Jericho hits a Running Clothesline in the corner and lifts him up to
the top rope. Jericho attempts a Superplex but Moxley blocks it and
tosses Jericho off. Moxley hits a Flying Clothesline off the top
rope but both men are down now.
They exchange rights with each other until Moxley gains the
advantage with a series of forearms. Moxley whips Jericho into the
corner and hits a series of clotheslines. Moxley goes to the top and
dives off with a Missile Dropkick, but Jericho catches him and goes
for a Liontamer.
Moxley counters it into a Heel Hook but Jericho is able to grab the
ropes and then pull himself out to the floor. Moxley hits a Tope
Suicida onto Jericho on the floor. Moxley tosses Jericho back into
the ring and then catches Jericho with a Jawbreaker onto the top
rope as Jericho went for his Springboard Dropkick.
Moxley hits a Flying Knee for a nearfall. Moxley goes for the
Paradigm Shift but Santana climbs up to, so Moxley knocks him off.
Jericho distracts Aubrey and Ortiz hits Moxley with his slap jack.
Jericho hits the Lionsault for a nearfall.
Jericho clotheslines Moxley and attempts the Codebreaker, but Moxley
blocks it and goes for the Paradigm Shift. Jericho counters into
another attempt at the Liontamer, but Moxley counters into his own
Boston Crab! Jericho fights it and almost gets to the ropes but
Moxley pulls him back to the center of the ring.
Hager runs down and Moxley intercepts him before he can do anything
and knocks him off the ramp. Jericho hits Moxley with the
Codebreaker! 1…2…NO Moxley kicks out! Jericho puts Moxley in the
Walls of Jericho. Moxley manages to get to the ropes to break the
Jericho shoves the referee several times but then Moxley catches him
with a Back Suplex and then a Lariat! Hager catches Moxley with a
right hand and Aubrey saw it. Instead of disqualifying Jericho she
ejects Inner Circle from ringside!
As Aubrey is dealing with PNP and Hager, Sammy Guevara runs out and
blasts Moxley with the World Title and then escapes through the
crowd. Jericho manages to crawl over and pin Moxley but he kicks out
Jericho and Moxley exchange slaps and forearms and then Moxley goes
for the Paradigm Shift, but Moxley rakes the good eye of Moxley.
Jericho hits a Big Boot to that eye, too. Moxley sells it like he
can’t see anymore as he swings wildly.
Jericho pulls his knee pad down and hits a Flying Knee Drop off the
top. Jericho goes for the Judas Effect but Moxley avoids it and hits
a Paradigm Shift! Moxley is unable to make a pin as he can’t see.
Moxley pulls the patch off his eye and suggests that his eye was
fine. Moxley hits a Paradigm Shift again! 1…2…3! NEW CHAMP!
Winner & NEW World Champ: Moxley via pinfall (Paradigm Shift)
After the match, Moxley grabs a microphone and says it has been one
hell of a year and a long road for him. He says he didn’t win the
title and it doesn’t belong to him. He says that the title, just
like AEW itself, it belongs to the fans because it is the fans that
Moxley says that a year ago they said they would bring pro wrestling
back to the people and that is exactly what they have done. He says
this win is for all of the fans that have stuck with him through the
good and the bad. “I don’t have words to express the gratitude I
have for the AEW family and the most important part of the AEW
family is you,” he says.
Moxley says that he won’t hide behind the belt and he will take on
anyone at any place.