Raleigh, North Carolina
January 12, 2021
Thanks to wrestleview.com for the results
Adam Cole makes his way to the ring alongside reDRagon and Cole says
2021 was a great year for them but 2022 is going to be even better.
Cole says that he hasn’t been pinned since coming to AEW and he is
undefeated in singles competition and “the boys are back together.”
He calls reDRagon the “baddest team on God’s green earth.” He calls
it a new era in AEW but The Young Bucks interrupt.
Kyle O’Reilly bitches about the Bucks interfering in their trios
match two weeks ago and Matt Jackson says he needs to remind them
that AEW is THEIR company and they are the longest reigning Tag Team
Champions in AEW history. He says their New Year’s Resolution is to
get their belts back and Fish says they have the same resolution. He
says no team on the planet can stand between them and the titles and
that includes the Bucks.
Cole says this friendly competition is exactly what they need and
they are the best faction in AEW. Best Friends come out and Orange
Cassidy attacks Cole! The Bucks, reDRagon and Best Friends spill to
the outside but Cole low blows OC. He’s about to Superkick OC but
Kris Statlander cuts him off only for Dr. Britt Baker to attack her
from behind. She Curb Stomps Statlander and then Cole hits the Boom!
The Elite pose together but instead of the Bucks kissing Cole, Baker
A vignette highlights Wardlow’s history in AEW.
“Mr. Mayhem” Wardlow w/MJF vs. “The Best In The World” CM Punk
Wardlow runs Punk over and then starts beating him down in the
corner. Wardlow charges at Punk but he moves and hits a series of
kicks. Punk goes for GTS but Wardlow escapes and goes for the
Powerbomb Symphony. Punk rolls to the floor and stares Wardlow down.
Wardlow tosses Punk around and charges at him but Punk gets his boot
up again. Punk goes for a Tornado DDT off the top but Wardlow tosses
him completely across the ring. Wardlow goes for the Powerbomb
Symphony again but Punk escapes and hits a big Roundhouse Kick.
Wardlow just gets pissed, so Punk hits a series of strikes but
Wardlow refuses to go down.
Punk hits a series of clotheslines but Wardlow still stays up. Punk
hits a bunch of strikes and then the Springboard Flying Clothesline
that finally takes him down. Punk hits the Flying Knee in the corner
and flips MJF off allowing Wardlow to hit a Powerbomb! Wardlow hits
a second Powerbomb and then a third one and then a fourth! He hits a
fifth Powerbomb and then goes to pin Punk but MJF tells him to stop
and says he wants more.
Wardlow hits two more Powerbombs and MJF tells Wardlow to do it
again but Punk was able to roll out as MJF was screaming at Wardlow.
MJF tells Wardlow to Powerbomb through the timekeeper’s table and
Wardlow obliges! Aubrey Edwards counts to nine but Punk rolls back
in the ring and Wardlow looks annoyed as MJF tells him to Powerbomb
Wardlow tries to pick Punk up but he just falls down but he as he
goes to pick him back up Punk catches him with an inside cradle out
of nowhere for the pin!
Winner: Punk via pinfall (inside cradle)
MJF screams at Wardlow and starts shoving him, which causes Wardlow
to crab his arm and look like he’s about to attack him. Shawn Spears
runs out and calms Wardlow down.
“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs w/Ricky Starks vs. Dante Martin
This is a rematch from back in September when Hobbs beat Martin.
Martin runs down to the ring and immediately attacks Hobbs. He hits
a Flying Cross Body sending both men to the floor! Martin dives off
the apron but Hobbs catches him and hits a nasty Spinebuster on the
He throws Martin threw the ropes back in the ring and puts the boots
to him. He hits a Delayed Vertical Suplex and then a second one
before blatantly choking Martin. Hobbs hits a big Lariat as Martin
tried to fight back. Martin hits a series of kicks as Hobbs went to
pick him up but Hobbs just knocks him back to the mat.
Hobbs goes for the Rack but Martin escapes and kicks him into the
ropes. Martin hits the ropes but Hobbs runs him over with a Flying
Cross Body for two! Hobbs throws him back into the corner and starts
biting him and connects with a bunch of strikes. He throws Dante
hard into the opposite turnbuckle causing Martin to fly over the top
to the floor. Starks puts the boots to Martin as Hobbs distracts the
Dante hits a big Running Forearm but Hobbs just tosses him back.
Hobbs charges at Martin but Martin leaps off the ropes only for
Hobbs to catch him in midair. Martin escapes and hits a dropkick
followed by a Leaping Enziguri. Martin hits a Shotgun Missile
Dropkick for two!
Hobbs rolls to the floor but you damn sure aren’t safe out there!
Martin hits a Springboard Tornillo onto Hobbs on the floor and then
hits him with a dropkick as Hobbs tries to get back in the ring.
Martin hits the ropes but eats another Cross Body from Hobbs and
both men are down now. Martin rolls onto the apron and Starks tries
to attack him but Jay Lethal runs down and attacks Martin. Martin
hits the Nosedive on a shocked Hobbs for the pin!
Winner: Martin via pinfall (Nosedive)
Alex Marvez interviews the Inner Circle backstage and Jericho says
since day one they promised to take over AEW. He says that if
Terrence and Phillip try to get involved in Sammy’s match they’ll
cut them down. Eddie Kingston interrupts and tells Jericho to mind
his own business because Garcia is his business. Kingston tells PNP
they aren’t tag champions because of Jericho. Jericho tells him they
are a family and Kingston can shut his mouth. Jericho tells him to
get out of their business. Santana and Ortiz walk off and Santana
tells them both to get their shit together. Jericho tells Kingston
that if 2point0 get involved tonight he will kick their asses and if
Kingston gets involved he’ll kick his ass, too.
MJF says Punk won tonight but he got Powerbombed into oblivion. He
says he got a fluke win but he won’t win next week and he’s going to
make sure he takes his next L. MJF says no more running or hiding,
next week it’s Punk vs. Shawn Spears.
The Elite cut a promo backstage, and Baker and Cole challenge
Statlander and OC to a match on Rampage.
Hangman Page comes out and says that over the last month he’s stood
in the ring for over 90 minutes with one of the best wrestler on the
planet and poured buckets of blood all for the AEW Championship. He
calls it the most important championship in wrestling but says 90
minutes isn’t enough. He says the records have reset in AEW, so now
he needs a new challenger.
Dan Lambert interrupts Page but Page says if Scorpio or Ethan Page
want a shot at him they can tell him themselves instead of a
“Walking Facebook Profile.” Lambert tells him to calm down and says
he respects Page and says that he earned his spot unlike people like
Cody Rhodes. Lambert says he’s earned everything he’s gotten except
for his fake Cowboy gimmick. He tells him to keep the title and
money but stop disrespecting legends like Blackjack Mulligan and
Dick Murdoch by pretending to be something he’s not. He says Page is
just full of Cowboy shit.
Page talks about growing up on a farm and tells him to get in the
ring so he can shove his boot up his ass and show him how much of a
cowboy he is. Lance Archer runs out and grabs Lambert but Lambert
screams to leave him alone and not miss his chance. “What would Jake
tell you to do” and Archer attacks Page! Archer hits sets up the
chair and drops Page on it!
Arn Anderson talks to Lee Johnson and Brock Anderson and tells them
they’re in Horsemen country. FTR and Tully Blanchard walk up and thy
tell Arn to drop the dead weight and join them because they can do
much more for the Anderson name than his own son could. They
challenge Brock and Johnson to a match for next week.
Hikaru Shida vs. Serena Deeb
Deeb attacks Shida as she made her entrance and takes her knee. She
hits her with the kendo stick and slams her knee into the ring steps
before the match even starts. Shida finally rolls into the ring and
Deeb goes after her knee hanging it up in the ropes and stomping on
it. She hangs Shida’s leg up in the ropes and hits a Dragon Screw
and then cannonballs on top of it repeatedly.
Deeb hits another Dragon Screw Leg Whip and pulls her knee pad off
revealing a knee brace. She rips the brace off and starts slamming
her knee into the mat before locking in the Serenity Lock. The
referee stops the match.
Winner: Deeb via referee stoppage
The AEW trainer checks on Shida but Deeb chases him off and starts
hitting Shida’s knee with the kendo stick repeatedly. She ends up
breaking the kendo stick over Shida’s knee.
Tony Schiavone interviews Jurassic Express and Christian Cage
backstage. Christian wishes well to Fenix and Jungle Boy says
whoever wants a shot at their titles they’re down for it. The Beaver
Boys walk up and says if they want a Top 5 team they’re here.
Christian quips if they see a top 5 team to send them. Silver and
Reynolds challenge JE to a match for Rampage.
Matt Hardy comes out and says he’s sorry that Fenix got hurt and for
the downfall of the Lucha Brothers. He says their downfall started
in the 10-mant tag a few weeks ago against the HFO. He says he will
delete Penta tonight and send him to be with his brother in the
Matt Hardy w/Private Party vs. Penta el Cero Miedo w/Alex Abrahantes
Penta is wearing his old school black and white gear for the first
time in awhile. Pent and Hardy spam their taunts at each other until
Penta kicks Matt. He Superkicks Matt and chops Matt.
Penta hits the Slingblade but Hardy comes back with a DDT for two.
Hardy lifts Penta up to the top and goes for a Superplex but Penta
slides through his legs and hangs Hardy upside down and Ghetto
Stomps him! 1….2…NO Hardy kicks out!
Hardy rolls to the apron and Penta chases him as they chop each
other. Penta goes for the Fear Factor but Hardy escapes and hits the
Side Effect on the apron! Back in the ring, Hardy gets a nearfall
and goes for the Twist of Fate only for Penta to block it and hit a
Leaping Enziguri. He lifts Matt up to the top and goes for a Reverse
Superplex but Hardy elbows him and knocks him off. Hardy goes for
the Moonsault Press but Penta moves and hits the Fear Factor for the
Winner: Penta via pinfall (Fear Factor)
Penta calls Malakai Black out and says he’ll show him some respect.
The lights go out and when they come back on Black is in the ring
and he attacks Abrahantes before hitting the Black Mass on Penta!
Black tries to rip Penta’s mask off but the Varsity Blonds hit the
ring and attack Black. Black laughs at them and the lights go out
again. When they come back on BRODY KING IS IN THE DAMN RING! Black
and King destroy Penta and the Varsity Blonds!
Schiavone interviews Leyla Hirsch, Red Velvet and Statlander. Leyla
cuts Statlander off from talking about her match next week and says
that is selfish of them because they need to be worried about their
match on Rampage. Statlander tells her to back off and Velvet tries
to calm them both down.
The Acclaimed vs. Bear Country
Bear Country attacks The Acclaimed and Press Slams Bowens on top of
Caster before hitting a Backsplash Senton. Bronson whips Boulder
into Bowens in the corner and then throws him into an elbow. Bowens
fights them off and Caster hits a Diving Cross Body.
Bowens goes for a Piledriver but Bronson blocks it and Cannonballs
on top of Bowens before talking in Boulder. Boulder hits a Press
Slam on Bowens and then goes for a Double Chokeslam on the Acclaimed
only for them to cut him off. They both hit the ring but he catches
them with a Double Flatliner! Bronson tags in and Bear Country goes
for the Bear Bomb. Bowens pulls Caster out of the way and Bowens
tosses Boulder to the floor. Caster rolls Bronson up for two but
then eats a Forearm Smash. Bronson charges at Caster but he moves
and Bowens hits a Jawbreaker. Caster hits the Mic Drop for the pin.
Winners: The Acclaimed via pinfall (Mic Drop)
Sting’s music hits and he walks out and Darby appears in the ring
where he hits a Tope Suicida onto Caster! Sting lays Bowens out with
the bat! Sting hits the Stinger Death Drop on Caster.
In a video package, PAC says that Malakai Black may have blinded him
but now he sees everything. PAC says that he appreciates the
blessings he gave him and his vision has never been so clear.
Matt Hardy says it’s time he stops focusing on the future of AEW and
focus on himself more. Andrade walks up and tells him he needs to
focus because he is a businessman like him. Andrade says they both
love money and says he wants to negotiate a deal with him that will
benefit them both.
TNT Championship (Interim)
“The Spanish God” Sammy Guevara (c) vs. Daniel Garcia
Eddie Kingston and Chris Jericho are both sitting ringside as is
David Crockett. I’m having issues with Dish Network as Garcia and
Guevara lock up. Garcia goes for a Back Suplex but Guevara escapes
and hits a series of clotheslines. Sammy hits an Enziguri and then
sets up for a dive but Garcia dives to the floor to escape. Sammy
hits a Double Spring Somersault Plancha onto Garcia on the floor!
Sammy goes up top but Garcia sweeps his legs out from under him and
hits a Lariat to the back followed by a Backdrop Driver! 1…2…NO
Sammy kicks out! Garcia goes for a submission move but Sammy rolls
him up for two. Sammy hits a Pump Kick and goes for the GTH but
Garcia blocks it and locks in the Sharpshooter!
Sammy manages to get to the ropes to break the hold. Garcia goes for
a Piledriver but Sammy backdrops him and sidesteps a charging
Garcia. Guevara hits a Crossrhodes for two. Sammy goes to the top
and attempts the Cody Cutter but Garcia catches him in midair with
the Rear Naked Choke! He transitions into the Bulldog Choke and then
a Spike Pildriver! 1…2…NO Guevara kicks out!
Garcia picks Sammy up but eats a Leaping Enziguri out of nowhere as
2point0 run down and attack Jericho and Kingston. They throw Jericho
into the barricade as Sammy hits a Ripcord Knee. He goes for the GTH
but Lee gets on the apron causing Sammy to drop him. Garcia rolls
him up for two but Sammy shoves him into Parker and hits the GTH for
Winner & STILL interim TNT Champ: Guevara via pinfall (GTH)
2point0 attacks Guevara but Jericho and Kingston clean house.
Kingston argues with Jericho as we go off the air.