January 26, 2021
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Undisputed TNT Championship
“American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes (c) w/Arn Anderson vs. “The Spanish
God” Sammy Guevara (c)
Cody defeated Sammy for the TNT Title last month but after Cody was
out with an injury, Sammy defeated Dustin Rhodes for the interim TNT
Title at Battle of the Belts. Cody and Sammy start off with some mat
wrestling early but Sammy speeds things up with a backflip over Cody
followed by a dropkick. Sammy goes for another high spot but Cody
trips him and goes after the ankle only for Sammy to quickly escape.
Cody goes for the Tiger Driver but Sammy escapes and goes for the
GTH only for Cody to escape. Cody and Sammy start shoving each other
and then Cody goes for the uppercut but Sammy blocks it and takes
Cody down. Sammy goes for a German Suplex but Cody sends Sammy out
to the floor. Sammy grabs a ladder but walks into a big uppercut
from Rhodes. Cody slams Sammy into the ring steps and sets a ladder
bridge up between the apron and barricade.
Cody walks into a Pump Kick from Guevara and then they start
brawling into the crowd. Cody backdrops Sammy on the floor and then
clotheslines Guevara back over the barricade. Cody celebrates with
the crowd but then turns around into a Springboard Cutter off the
Sammy slides a ladder in the ring as Cody rolls in at the same time.
Sammy tosses Cody over the top rope and then slams the ladder into
him knocking him off the apron. Guevara sets the ladder up under the
belt and starts to climb but Cody pulls him down only for Sammy to
throw him face first into the ladder. Sammy climbs the ladder again
but Cody pulls him down into an Electric Chair. Sammy escapes but
then both men collide into each other off the ropes.
Both men start climbing the ladder at the same time and exchange
strikes. Cody’s lip is busted open as he Delayed Superplexes Guevara
off the ladder in what is one of the most incredible visuals I’ve
Cody continues to beat on Sammy with the ladder throughout the
break. Cody sets a ladder up upside down and then slams Sammy across
the hinges of the ladder. Cody pulls Sammy’s legs through the ladder
rungs and puts him in a Figure Four! Cody slams the ladder into
Sammy’s knees as he continues to hold onto the Figure Four. Cody
sets up the bigger ladder under the titles and then goes back to
beating on Sammy with chops and slaps.
Sammy answers with a Lariat out of nowhere and then a Leaping
Enziguri. Sammy sells the knee when he lands, which allows Cody time
to recover and then throw a ladder into Sammy’s face! Cody climbs
back up the ladder but Sammy dives off another ladder with a Cutter
off the damn ladder!
Sammy traps Cody under the ladder and climbs back up top Cody tilts
the ladder over and Sammy lands over the top rope and seems to have
injured his arm. Cody climbs up one ladder and Sammy climbs another
ladder before the two start punching each other. Sammy reaches up to
get the belt but Cody pulls him back down and into a Super
CrossRhodes off the ladder!
Cody climbs back up the ladder but Sammy climbs behind Cody and
climbs over his back. Cody grabs the loop holding the belts with
Sammy hanging on his back. Sammy falls off and then Cody falls off
right after him bringing both men back to square one.
Cody traps Sammy’s legs in a ladder and starts slamming the ladder
into the knee. Fuego del Sol runs out and gets in Cody’s face and
eats a Tiger Driver! Sammy comes out of nowhere with a springboard
but Cody catches him in midair with a kick. He goes for the Tiger
Driver but Sammy backdrops him to the floor and then hits a Fosbury
Flop! Sammy hits the GTH on the floor!
Sammy lays Cody over the bridged ladder that Rhodes set up earlier
and then he sets another ladder up near him at ringside. Sammy
climbs the ladder and hits the Swanton Bomb but this time the ladder
doesn’t even break! Sammy gets back in the ring and climbs the
ladder but as he gets to the top, Cody manages to slide back in and
climb the other side. Sammy uses the belts hanging to slam into
Cody’s face and knock him off before pulling down the belts to win
Winner & UNDISPUTED TNT Champ: Guevara
Earlier today, Team Taz are with Tony Schiavone at the beach.
Powerhouse Hobbs says Dante Martin’s win over him was luck and
challenges him to another match. Ricky Starks challenges Jay Lethal
to a match on Rampage for the FTW Title in Chicago.
Wardlow w/Shawn Spears vs. James Alexander & Elijah Dean
This is Wardlow’s hometown and it’s Alexander and Dean’s debuts,
which means they are gonners. Wardlow does the Powerbomb Symphony on
both men capping it off by Powerbombing Dean on top of Alexander for
Winner: Wardlow via pinfall (Powerbomb Symphony)
Shawn Spears tries to get in the ring to attack the jobbers with the
chair but Wardlow stops him.
The Inner Circe (Sammy Guevara, Santana & Ortiz) vs. 2point0
& Daniel Garcia
Santana takes Parker down and beats him down before tossing him into
the corner. Santana hits the Three Amigos on Parker and then he and
Ortiz take turns splashing Parker as Ortiz tags in. Lee tags Parker
and the heels beat Ortiz down in their corner and enjoy some quick
tags. Garcia eats a Lariat from Ortiz allowing him to tag Santana.
PNP hits a Double Flapjack and then Double Basement Dropkicks on
Garcia. Jericho keeps reaching for a tag but PNP ignores him so,
Jericho tags himself only for Ortiz to tag him right back. The heels
use the bickering to attack them from behind.
Parker hits an Elbow Drop off the back of his partner on Ortiz for a
nearfall. Lee tags in but runs into a backdrop from Ortiz. Ortiz
backdrops Parker and dives for the hot tag on Jericho but Santana
intercepts it. Santana lays out 2point0 with clotheslines and elbows
and then hits a Falcon Arrow on Garcia. Ortiz rolls Santana into a
Rolling Cutter on 2point0 as Jericho looks on pissed off. PNP hit a
Powerbomb/Lariat combo for two but Garcia broke it up.
Ortiz throws Garcia to the floor but Santana walks into 2 for the
Show but Jericho pulls Lee to the floor and hits the Judas Effect on
Parker. Santana hits the Piledriver for the pin.
Winners: The Inner Circle via pinfall (Piledriver)
Lance Archer wants a Texas Death Match for the title and Hangman
accepts it for two weeks from now. Page says Archer can Chokeslams
him into the Abyss but he will climb back out and bring hell with
Tony Schiavone is with Private Party and Jurassic Express, they will
face off for the Tag Titles on Rampage. Matt Hardy says no one cares
about the Ass Boys attacking Christian and says the only thing that
matters is Private Party. He says Friday is there time to become
CM Punk comes out for a promo but he’s also wearing his wrestling
gear. Punk says he’s sick of talking so that’s what he’s dressed to
fight. Punk says everyone knows who he wants and then opens his
jacket revealing MJF’s scarf and says he has a souvenir from last
week. He makes fun of MJF’s cheap Amazon scarf and says he wants him
Punk says he knows MJF will just come out here in a cheap suit with
every excuse you can think of but he’s tired of all the talk and
wants him now. MJF walks out in a suit and asks if the fans if they
want him to face CM Punk in an impromptu main event tonight but he
refuses. MJF says he would never waste a match like that on
Cleveland and says Cleveland is just disgusting and a cesspool.
MJF says that next week in Chicago it will be CM Punk vs. MJF! He
says that not only will he beat Punk in his own hometown then the
fans will finally get to see the real CM Punk, the one that loses
his fake smile the second he doesn’t get what he wants. The CM Punk
that blames all of his failures on everyone else other than himself
and when he feels like he hasn’t gotten his just dues he’s willing
to sue. MJF says that that on Feb. 2 Punk will leave wrestling
MJF says all the chants in the world won’t keep Punk from turning
his back on them and then crying about it on a Podcast. Punk says
the best thing he ever did was leave and the best thing he ever did
after that was coming back. Punk tells MJF to go put his lifts in
his boots and get in the ring now like a man but MJF isn’t a man.
Punk says he’s never lied to his fans and sometimes you have to take
matters into your own hands and he’s always done that. Punk says he
would rather be him and sometimes fail than be MJF and never show
Punk says that he stands by all his decisions and the fans don’t
love or hate him because he wins or loses, they love him because he
keeps fighting. MJF says we can test whether or not he always gets
back up and then starts to take his jacket off but FTR and Wardlow
walk up behind him. The Pinnacle walk down to the ring and Spears
attacks Punk from behind.
The Pinnacle beats Punk down and they hold him down as Spears starts
beating him with a chair. FTR chokes Punk with MJF’s scarf as MJF
talks trash to him. Punk tries to go after MJF but they take him out
again. MJF tells Wardlow to Powerbomb Punk and he obliges by
powerbombing him onto a chair.
MJF squats on Punk’s chest Indian style and says it’s fitting that
the same place Punk’s journey started is where it will end.
Backstage, Julia Hart starts to say something when Smart Mark
Sterling walks up and says that Jade has personally selected Julia
to be her next challenger. Griff Garrison says she needs to wait and
recover longer but she tells him she can fight her own battles and
signs the contract.
“Legit” Leyla Hirsch vs. Red Velvet
Velvet runs out and attacks Hirsch but as she goes for a dropkick
Hirsch takes her down by her leg only for Velvet to kick her off and
hit a spin kick. Velvet goes for a Pump Kick but Hirsch rolls to the
floor. Hirsch trips Velvet and pulls her out to the floor where she
slams her into the barricade. She tries to whip her into the apron
but Velvet uses her foot to block it and hits a clothesline.
Velvet hits an Axe Kick on Hirsch on the apron and then a knee lift
followed by a Jawbreaker on the middle rope. Velvet puts Hirsch in a
Fujiwara Armbar and then goes for a Triangle but Hirsch deadlifts
her in the air and hits a Buckle Bomb. Hirsch hits a Basement
Dropkick to Velvet’s arm in the corner.
Velvet hits a Springboard Stunner followed by a series of elbows and
clotheslines. Velvet drop toe holds Hirsch into the ropes and hits
Flying Knees to the back. Velvet goes for a Wheelbarrow move but
Leyla blocks it and hits a sledge to the back. Hirsch goes for a
German Suplex but Velvet lands on her feet and hits a Spear for two.
Velvet goes for the Final Slice but Hirsch catches her leg and hits
a Powerbomb and then a Flying Knee for two before locking in the
Legit Lock. Velvet gets her foot on the bottom rope to break the
hold. Hirsch hits a Bicycle Kick and goes for a Spinebuster but
Velvet counters with a rollup for two. Velvet goes for a Spin Kick
but Hirsch counters into a rollup and pulls the tights for the pin.
Winner: Hirsch via pinfall (rollup)
Hirsch attacks Velvet after the match and puts her in the Legit Lock
until Kris Statlaner chases her off.
In a vignette, House of Black talk about their new partnership.
Brody King says that PAC will be humbled and that he and the Death
Triangle will feel pain and when it’s all over they will thank them.
They say just like death, they are inevitable.
Dr. Britt Baker comes out with all of her PWI plaques set up in the
ring. Baker mentions how it seems like Punk and MJF couldn’t keep
her name out of their mouths for awhile but she can’t blame them and
then points at all her plaques and says look at the year she had.
She says 2021 was the start of the era of DMD and she says that
she’s had nine wins since winning the title. She says she shares
that number with Cleveland because the Steelers sacked Baker
Mayfield nine times. She says they need to talk about the Baker that
actually wins shit, her.
Baker says she made the women’s division and says she didn’t take
anyone’s spot, she made the top spot and then surpassed the entire
women’s roster. She says that she’s been making history since the
day she came to AEW and lists off her accolades. Baker says she
won’t settle for female of the year, she wants female of the decade.
She says she will be the champion Cleveland deserves and says they
finally have a Baker they can count on.
Lights Out Match
Orange Cassidy vs. Adam Cole
Cole and OC go right after each other until Cole throws OC out to
the floor. OC tosses Cole into the barricade and then hits a Shotgun
Dropkick. Cole comes back and drops OC over the barricade. He pulls
a chair out from under the ring but that weirdo Danhausen from ROH
is holding onto the chair. OC hits a Satellite DDT onto Cole!
Cole comes back with a Superkick sending a chair into OC;’s face and
then he goes for a Panama Sunrise off the apron but OC blocks it and
Spinebusts him through a table at ringside!
Cole puts a trashcan over OC’s head and Superkicks him. Cole and OC
start fighting over a chain and Cole pulls OC into a Brainbuster
over his knee. He sets up a pair of chairs in the ring and tries to
hit a Brainbuster but OC counters into a Stun Dog Millionaire and
then a Michinoku Driver onto the chairs for two!
OC goes for the Orange Punch but Cole hits a Superkick in midair.
Brandon Culter walks out but Wheeler Yuta takes him out only for
Bobby Fish to attack Yuta. Chuck Taylor runs out and throws Fish
into the barricade. The Young Bucks run out and greet Chucky T with
a Superkick Party! The Elite goes for a Triple Superkick but Trent
and Rocky Romero pull the Bucks out. OC hits the Beach Break on
Cole! 1…2…NO Cole kicks out!
OC hits the Orange Punch but his hand, which Cole had attacked and
actually cut earlier, is hurt. Cole low blows OC but he had a cup
with tacks on it. OC hits a Panama Sunrise of his own! 1…2…NO Cole
kicks out! OC wraps his hand with the chain but Cole rolls out of
the ring and walks up the ramp.
OC follows Cole down the tunnel and they brawl into the backstage
area. Cole pulls Jerry Lynn in front of him and then grabs OC and
DVDs him through a table! 1…2…NO OC kicks out! Cole and OC fight
back onto the stage with Cole hitting a Superkick. Cole goes for the
BOOM but OC Superkicks in mid-move! OC wraps the chain around his
hand again and goes for the Orange Punch, but Cole slams a lighting
rig into him!
Cole climbs on top of the entrance tunnel but as he looks down, OC
has climbed up the back of it! He low blows Cole and hugs him before
throwing him off the damn tunnel through the stage! OC is laying on
top of him for the pin!
Winner: Cassidy via pinfall