- AEW Dynamite
- 30th September, 2020
Ricky Starks vs. Darby Allin
Allin wins with the Trust Fall in 10 minutes.
Winner: Darby Allin
Match Review: 3.5/5. A good match for the time given. The match was filled with believable nearfalls. The big Spear by Starks on Allin coming off the ropes was impressive and came out well.
Cody comes out and says he felt embarrassed that he lost the TNT title in 3 minutes. Then he gets a call from Hollywood and jumps at the opportunity, meeting the likes of Snoop Dogg, and he asked himself who he is.
He’s back on his feet, and he’s heard generic promos about people saying they’re the future of AEW even though AEW’s a year old. However, he says only three people have the right to call themselves the company’s ace, which are the three champions, Hikaru Shida, Jon Moxley, and Brodie Lee.
Cody is then asked about Lee’s challenge to a dog collar match, and bearing the visuals of that match in mind, he refuses and leaves the ring. He re-enters and says he meant no as in no regrets, no looking back, and he accepts.
Brodie Lee then brawls with Cody before they are separated by security and some of the roster. Brandi Rhodes comes out and hits a senton on Lee and the Dark Order. Anna Jay comes out, and she brawls with Brandi, and they are separated.
FTR comes out and says they are the top team in the wrestling industry, and SCU is one of the best tag teams in the world while the rest are a bunch of participation trophy winners and backyard relics. Dax is asked about The Young Bucks, and he says they don’t deserve the title match because they have blown every chance they’ve gotten, and while they get a lot of stars for their matches from Dave Meltzer, that doesn’t constitute an AEW tag title match. Nick Jackson comes in and superkicks Tony before leaving.
SCU is interviewed, and Scorpio and Daniels say they’re playing chess and plan on winning the titles for a second time. Before hitting the arena, Shawn Spears is by the curtain, and he wishes them good luck.
FTR (C) vs. SCU – AEW Tag Team Championships
FTR wins when Dax pins Scorpio while Blanchard holds Sky’s feet from behind in 17 minutes.
Match Review: 4/5. One of the most fantastic Tag Team Match on AEW dynamite. Kazarian and Sky always have outstanding matches, and I loved their performance.
An 8 man tournament for the number 1 contendership for the AEW World Title at Full Gear is announced. The first three competitors named are Jungle Boy, Ray Fenix and Kenny Omega. Adam Page on commentary looks disturbed at Omega being in the tournament and leaves.
Chris Jericho vs. Isiah Kassidy
Jericho wins with the Judas Effect in 11 minutes.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Match Review: 2.75/5. Okay-match, nothing extraordinary here. I liked Kassidy getting several nearfalls.
Post-match, Inner Circle, try to strike, but Hardy and Quen chase them off. Jericho and Hager then start swinging away on Luther and Serpentico (Chaos Project) before heading up to the stage.
– Kip Sabian talks with Miro about wanting an epic bachelor party. Miro talks with someone about wanting to make it the best party ever. They play a bunch of games. Sabian steps out, Video Game Record Holder Billy Mitchell steps in, and as they play a game, Mitchell says he knows some people that could help throw a wild party.
–Backstage, Dasha talks with Best Friends and Orange Cassidy about where they’re at mentally with how things went last week. FTR steps in; they say they saved Best Friends from having a match. Some teams up are way up high on the card, like the champs, and there’s nothing wrong with being comedic mid-carders. They go to walk away, and Best Friends act like they are going to fight. FTR cowers for a moment. Cassidy takes the mic, “Weenies…”
Orange Cassidy vs. 10
Cassidy wins with the orange break in three minutes.
Winner: Orange Cassidy
Match Review: 1.5/5. Too short. Ten got a good amount of offense, but the outcome was predictable.
Backstage, MJF heads to Chris Jericho’s locker room with Wardlow. Jericho is a bit surprised MJF just walked in as he’s partying with the rest of Inner Circle. MJF has some gifts for Jericho and the rest of the group. MJF has Inner Circle jackets for each guy…except for Sammy. MJF asks Wardlow what’s the deal, he knows he got one for Sammy. He apologizes to Sammy, Sammy wonders what he’s doing here. Jericho says he asked MJF a long time ago to join the Inner Circle (MJF previously noted he’s looking to join a stable in AEW). MJF laughs and says he asks Jericho a long time ago if Jericho wants him to the group.
They bicker a bit on this point. Hager and Wardlow each step up alongside their guy. Jericho says everything is cool. MJF says it’s fantastic Jericho has been in wrestling for 30 years, it’s been a legendary run. The two leave the room. Sammy goes to say, “What a loser!” Jericho stops him and says, “perhaps, he’s not.”
Britt Baker vs. Red Velvet
Baker wins with a big stomp in 5 minutes.
Winner: Britt Baker
Match Review: 2/5. Simple match to give Britt Baker a push. She should win the Women’s Title soon.
Eddie Kingston comes out to the ring with a referee, Penta El Zero M, and Rey Fenix. Kingston talked about last week’s title match that he was put in a bulldog choke, but didn’t tap out (he passed out). Kingston says Moxley was so bothered by the ending of the match, he wanted to fight anyone. Kingston says he doesn’t feel up to a rematch, so he’ll be picking Moxley’s opponent. He then asks Bryce what gave him the balls to call the match like that last week. Bryce says he was unresponsive, what else was he going to do?
It looks like the group will beat up the referee, but Moxley comes out through the stands with his title and a barbed wire bat. He gets in the ring and clears everyone out. Kingston then says Moxley isn’t fighting Fenix or Penta. He’s fighting The Butcher! Butcher sneaks in from behind, Moxley turns around and takes a big lariat.
Jon Moxley (C) vs. The Butcher – AEW World Championship
Moxley wins with the bulldog choke and celebrates as AEW goes off the air.
Match Review: 2/5. Boring and predictable match. Moxley did a John Cena here. Taking a beating for the first half of the match and then coming out strong.