January 8, 2020
The Landers Center
South Haven, Mississippi
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: (1-0) Kenny Omega & (0-0) Hangman Page vs. (0-0) Private Party
Page and Marq Quen will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Page applies a wrist lock. Quen reverses the hold. Page with a snap mare takeover. Page drops Quen with a shoulder tackle. Quen drops down on the canvas. Quen leapfrogs over Page. Quen lunges over Page. Quen avoids The Big Boot. Page kicks Quen in the gut. Page blasts Quen with a knife edge chop. Page goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Quen lands back on his feet. Quen dropkicks Page. Quen tags in Kassidy. Kassidy with a Diving Foot Stomp. Kassidy dropkicks Omega off the ring apron. Quen with a Vertical Suplex. Kassidy with the cover for a one count. Kassidy talks smack to Page. Kassidy with a knife edge chop. Kassidy tags in Quen. Quen with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Kassidy follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Quen sweeps the legs of Page. Kassidy applies The Camel Clutch. Quen with a Leaping Foot Stomp on the back of Page’s neck. Private Party poses for the crowd.
Quen with the lateral press for a one count. Quen kicks Page in the gut. Quen tags in Kassidy. Page drops Kassidy with a shoulder tackle. Page with a Snap Vertical Suplex on top of Kassidy. Page tags in Omega. Page and Omega are lighting up Kassidy’s chest. Omega with a BackBreaker for a two count. Omega slams Kassidy head on the top turnbuckle pad. Omega tags in Page. Kassidy is displaying his fighting spirit. Page kicks Kassidy in the gut. Page with a running knee lift. Page knocks Quen off the ring apron. Page tags in Omega. Omega with a knife edge chop. Kassidy sends Page tumbling to the floor. Kassidy with an Apron Enzuigiri. Kassidy is distracted by Page. Omega continues to chop Kassidy in the chest. Kassidy slams Omega’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Kassidy drops Omega with a SlingShot FlatLiner. Page and Quen are tagged in.
Quen with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Quen lands The Suicide Dive. Quen with a Top Rope Plancha. Quen follows that with a SomerSault Plancha. Quen hits The Fosbury Flop. Quen rolls Page back into the ring. Quen lands The 450 Splash for a two count. Quen tags in Kassidy. Kassidy with a Spinning Back Kick. Private Party with an Assisted HeadScissors TakeOver/Standing Spanish Fly Combination for a two count. Page launches Kassidy over the top rope. Kassidy with a forearm smash. Page responds with The Big Boot in mid-air. Quen goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Page counters with a Fallaway Slam. Page tags in Omega.
Page with a double corner clothesline. Omega with a Leaping Double Back Elbow Smash. Page with a High Angle German Suplex to Page. Page follows that with a Pop Up PowerBomb to Kassidy. V-Trigger 1 for a two count. Omega ducks a clothesline from Quen. Omega with a Snap Dragon Suplex. Kassidy dropkicks the left knee of Omega. Omega goes for a monkey flip, but Kassidy counters with The Silly String for a two count. Kassidy tags in Quen. Quen goes for The Shooting Star Press, but Omega ducks out of the way. Omega tags in Page. Omega knocks Kassidy off the ring apron. Omega avoids The Buckshot Lariat. Quen shoves Page into Omega.
Quen with forearm shivers. Page kicks Quen in the face. V-Trigger 2. Page hits The Discus Lariat for a two count. Page tags in Omega. Page gets Quen in the electric chair position. Kassidy pulls Quen off of Page’s shoulders. Private Party with a Double Dropkick. Private Party connects with Gin and Juice for a two count. Page clotheslines Kassidy over the top rope. Quen is throwing forearms at Page. Omega blocks a boot from Quen. Quen drops Page with The Pele Kick. Quen with clubbing blows to Omega’s back. V-Trigger 3. V-Trigger/Buckshot Lariat Combination. Omega plants Quen with The One Winged Angel to pickup the victory.
Winner: (2-0) Kenny Omega & (1-0) Hangman Page via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) January 9, 2020
Second Match: (1-0) Riho (c) vs. (0-0) Kris Statlander For The AEW Women’s World Championship
Brandi Rhodes joins the commentary team for this match. Riho sticks and moves. Riho kicks Statlander in the gut. Riho goes for an irish whip, but Statlander clings onto the top rope. Riho with forearm shivers. Statlander drops Riho with a shoulder tackle. Riho matrix back to a vertical base. Riho dropkicks Statlander. Riho applies a side headlock. Statlander sweeps the legs of Riho. Statlander goes for a Handstand Leg Drop, but Riho ducks out of the way. Riho kicks Statlander in the chest. Riho with a Flying Hurricanrana. Statlander negates The 619. Statlander goes for The F5, but Riho counters with an arm-drag takeover. Riho ducks a clothesline from Statlander. Statlander with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Statlander with a Delayed Bodyslam for a two count.
Statlander applies a rear chin lock. Statlander punches Riho in the back. Statlander whips Riho to the corner. Riho with a Roll Through Double Foot Stomp. Riho with a Jumping Knee Strike. Riho goes for a Northern Lights Suplex, but Statlander blocks it. Statlander sends Riho face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Statlander with a running forearm smash across the back of Riho’s neck. Statlander hits The Electric Chair Drop. Statlander follows that with The Scissors Kick for a two count. Statlander drags Riho to the corner. Statlander goes for The MoonSault, but Riho ducks out of the way. Riho with a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Statlander has Riho perched on the top turnbuckle. Statlander with The Delayed SuperPlex.
The Nightmare Collective walks down to the ring. Riho with forearm shivers. Statlander shoves Riho. Statlander kicks Riho in the gut. Statlander uppercuts Riho. Riho responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Statlander drops Riho with The Big Boot. Melanie Cruise pulls Riho off the ring apron. Cruise sends Riho crashing into the steel barricade. Statlander lands Two Suicide Dives. Statlander is fired up. Brandi starts yelling at Statlander. Statlander begs Brandi to slap her. Luther prevents Statlander from attacking Brandi. Awesome Kong clotheslines Statlander on the floor. Kong rolls Statlander back into the ring.
Riho wipes out Luther with a Flying Crossbody Block. Riho connects with The Flying Double Foot Stomp. Riho with a Leg Capture Rollup for a two count. Statlander kicks Riho in the gut. Statlander goes for The Military Press Slam, but Riho counters with The Crucifix Bomb for a two count. Statlander avoids The Shining Wizard. Statlander hits The Discus Lariat. Statlander follows that with a Spinning Falcon Arrow for a two count. Statlander gets Riho in position for Big Bang Theory. Kong trips Statlander behind the referees back. Riho rolls Statlander over to pickup the victory. After the match, The Nightmare Collective beats down Riho and Statlander. Hikaru Shida, Big Swole and Sonny Kiss storms into the ring to make the save.
Winner: Still AEW Women’s World Champion, (2-0) Riho via Pinfall
– Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford Vignette.
Third Match: (1-0) Christopher Daniels vs. (1-0) Sammy Guevara
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Guevara applies a hammerlock. Daniels transitions into a side headlock. Daniels drops Guevara with a shoulder tackle. Guevara drops down on the canvas. Guevara leapfrogs over Daniels. Guevara backflips over Daniels. Daniels with a deep arm-drag. Daniels applies an arm-bar. Guevara backs Daniels into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Guevara drives his knee into the midsection of Daniels. Daniels ducks a clothesline from Guevara. Daniels with a deep arm-drag. Daniels follows that with a Hip Toss. Daniels bodyslams Guevara. Daniels unloads two knife edge chops. Daniels whips Guevara across the ring. Guevara pulls the referee into harms way. Guevara drops Daniels with a forearm smash.
Guevara with a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Guevara kicks Daniels in the ribs. Guevara with a Running Foot Stomp across the back of Daniels for a two count. Guevara hits The Samoan Drop for a two count. Guevara stands on the back of Daniels neck. Guevara kicks the bottom rope into Daniels eyes. Guevara applies a rear chin lock. Daniels gets back to a vertical base. Daniels avoids The Pump Kick. Guevara nails Daniels with The Hook Kick. Guevara goes for a 450 Splash, but Daniels ducks out of the way. Daniels hits The Exploder Suplex. Guevara is lighting up Daniels chest. Daniels reverses out of the irish whip from Guevara. Daniels with a Back Body Drop. Daniels dropkicks Guevara. Daniels clotheslines Guevara. Daniels connects with The Blue Thunder Bomb.
Guevara negates The Angels Wings. Guevara with a Running Knee Strike. Guevara with a Running Shooting Star Press for a two count. Rollup Exchange. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline. Guevara with clubbing shoulder blocks. Guevara puts Daniels on the top turnbuckle. Daniels side steps Guevara into the turnbuckles. Daniels drops Guevara with The Uranage Slam. Daniels is distracted by Pentagon Jr. Pentagon wants Daniels to perform The Arabian MoonSault. Guevara nails Daniels with The Pump Kick. Guevara SuperKicks Daniels to pickup the victory.
Winner: (2-0) Sammy Guevara via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) January 9, 2020
Fourth Match: (1-0) Cody Rhodes & (0-1) Dustin Rhodes w/Arn Anderson vs. (0-1) The Lucha Brothers
Cody and Pentagon will start things off. Cero Miedo! Cody kicks Pentagon in the gut. Cody with a drop down uppercut. Cody negates The Package PileDriver. Cody goes for The Cross Rhodes, but Pentagon blocks it. Cody sends Pentagon to the corner. Pentagon tags in Fenix. Fenix dives over Cody. Cody avoids The High RoundHouse Kick. Cody tags in Dustin. Dustin kicks Fenix in the gut. Dustin follows that with a drop down uppercut. Dustin goes for a Running Bulldog, but Fenix blocks it. Dustin ducks a clothesline from Fenix. Dustin goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Fenix lands back on his feet. Dustin denies The Rolling Cuter. Cody and Pentagon are tagged in. Big standoff in the center of the ring. Fenix SuperKicks Cody. Pentagon cheap shots Dustin.
Pentagon tells Cody to get up. Pentagon kicks the left hamstring of Cody. Pentagon hammers down on the back of Cody’s neck. Cody fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Cody SuperKicks Pentagon. Cody tags in Dustin. Dustin clotheslines Pentagon. Pentagon launches Dustin over the top rope. Pentagon with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Fenix lands The Suicide Dive. Fenix rolls Dustin back into the ring. Pentagon with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Pentagon delivers a gut punch. Pentagon slaps Dustin in the chest. Pentagon applies a wrist lock. Pentagon tags in Fenix. Fenix repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Dustin. Fenix talks smack to Cody. Fenix is mauling Dustin in the corner. Dustin starts favoring his left knee. Fenix is raining down haymakers.
The Lucha Brothers are cutting the ring in half. Pentagon continues to attack the left leg of Dustin. Dustin is displaying his fighting spirit. Pentagon tags in Fenix. Dustin launches Fenix over the top rope. Dustin kicks Fenix in the face. Dustin uppercuts Pentagon. Dustin tees off on Fenix. Dustin sends Fenix crashing to the outside. Fenix grabs a steel chair. Arn Anderson snatches the chair away from Fenix. Fenix is pissed. Dustin hits The SpineBuster. Cody and Pentagon are tagged in. Cody with a Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Cody dives over Fenix. Cody PowerSlams Fenix. Cody lands The Suicide Dive. Cody nails Fenix with The Pump Kick. Cody transitions into a corner mount. Cody launches his weight belt into the crowd. Cody goes for The Cross Rhodes, but Fenix counters with a knee lift.
Cody with a forearm smash. Fenix responds with a Rebound Hook Kick. Fenix hits The Rolling Cutter. Fenix tags in Pentagon. The Lucha Brothers goes for their Package PileDriver/Flying Double Foot Stomp Combination, but Cody blocks it. Cody drives Pentagon back first into the turnbuckles. Dustin tags himself in. Fenix delivers a Missile Dropkick. Fenix with a Running Tight Rope Kick. Pentagon follows that with The Pentagon Driver. Lucha Brothers are double teaming Dustin. Dustin negates The Package PileDriver. Dustin ducks a clothesline from Pentagon. Dustin PowerSlams Pentagon. Dustin with an Inverted Atomic Drop to Fenix. Dustin drills Fenix with The Canadian Destroy. Cody connects with The Cody Cutter. Dustin plants Fenix with The Final Reckoning to pickup the victory.
Winner: (2-0) Cody Rhodes & (1-0) Dustin Rhodes via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) January 9, 2020
MJF, Diamond Dallas Page, The Butcher, The Blade, The Bunny Segment
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) January 9, 2020
Fifth Match: (0-0) The Jurassic Express vs. (0-0) The Best Friends & Orange Cassidy in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Jungle Boy and Chuck Taylor will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Taylor applies a side headlock. Taylor transitions into a wrist lock. Jungle Boy reverses the hold. Taylor backs Jungle Boy into the turnbuckles. Jungle Boy ducks a clothesline from Taylor. Taylor dives over Jungle Boy. Taylor with an Arm-Drag TakeOver. Jungle Boy side steps Taylor into the turnbuckles. Jungle Boy slaps Taylor in the chest. Jungle Boy follows that with a Double SpringBoard Arm-Drag TakeOver. Jungle Boy dropkicks Taylor. Beretta and Stunt are tagged in. Beretta shoves Stunt. Stunt with a leaping side headlock. Stunt kicks Beretta in the chest. Stunt with a Flying Hurricanrana. Beretta scores the elbow knockdown. Stunt with an inside cradle for a two count. Stunt starts dancing.
Stunt with an open hand chop. Stunt tags in Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy ducks a clothesline from Beretta. Jungle Boy applies a waist lock. Jungle Boy with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Stunt follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Jungle Boy with a double leg takedown. Jurassic Express hits their Ripcord Splash/Leg Drop Combination for a two count. Big standoff in the center of the ring. Jurassic Express are trying to calm down Stunt. Taylor applies a front face lock. Jungle Boy with heavy bodyshots. Taylor with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Stunt tees off on Taylor. Jungle Boy with a Desperation Clothesline. Luchasaurus and Beretta are tagged in.
Luchasaurus clears the ring. Luchasaurus unloads a flurry of kicks. Luchasaurus dumps Beretta chest first on the canvas. Luchasaurus with a Spinning RoundHouse Kick. Taylor kicks Luchasaurus in the face. Luchasaurus drops Taylor with The Big Boot. Luchasaurus delivers The Tail Whip. Beretta tags in Cassidy. Cassidy with rapid fire shin kicks. Luchasaurus goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Cassidy counters with The Stun Dog Millionaire. Jungle Boy made a blind tag. Cassidy dropkicks Jungle Boy. Cassidy lands The Freshly Squeeze. Best Friends Hug.
Jungle Boy shoves Beretta into Best Friends. Jungle Boy with a Snap German Suplex. Jungle Boy with a forearm smash. Beretta Spears Jungle Boy in mid-air. Cassidy with a Falling Splash for a two count. Cassidy tags in Taylor. Stunt thrust kicks the midsection of Beretta. Stunt nails Taylor with a Spinning DDT. Stunt drills Beretta with The Canadian Destroyer. Luchasaurus with The Prehistoric Press that sends Stunt crashing into Beretta and Cassidy on the outside. Taylor drops Jungle Boy with a Jumping Knee Strike. Jungle Boy connects with The Hurricanrana to pickup the victory.
Winner: (1-0) The Jurassic Express via Pinfall
– Tony Schiavone plugs the upcoming episode of AEW Dynamite that will be taking place on The Chris Jericho Rock N Wrestling Rager Cruise.
Lineup For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite
1.) PAC vs. Darby Allin
2.) Kris Statlander & Hikaru Shida vs. The Nightmare Collective w/Brandi Rhodes
3.) MJF, The Butcher, and The Blade w/The Bunny vs. Diamond Dallas Page, Dustin Rhodes, and QT Marshall in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
The Inner Circle/Jon Moxley Segment
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) January 9, 2020
Chris Jericho: This is absolutely incredible. January 8th, always an important day here in Memphis. Not because it’s the birthday of Elvis Presley. Elvis is a jackass and if he was here, I would kick his butt. Beatles are way better. More importantly, January 8th is the night that Jon Moxley is going to give his answer on whether he’s going to be part of The Inner Circle. Let me tell you this, Mox. The car is gassed up and ready to go. I got Santana and Ortiz down Beal Street. They got the entire section courted off for Inner Circle members only. So after you make your decision, it’s gonna be a party, all night long and none of you are invited. All right, Mox. This is it. Will you be part of The Inner Circle?
Jon Moxley: I’ve had a lot to think about this week. And there’s a lot more that went into this decision than you people probably think. You might think you know what makes me tick. You might think you know my goals and my motivations, but the truth is you don’t. Chris, I don’t think you do, either. You offer me a car, money, 49 percent ownership of Inner Circle LLC. But Chris, I don’t want any of it. I didn’t come to AEW because someone backed a trunk full of money up to my house. I can’t be bought. I came to AEW to dominate, to run roughshod over professional wrestling, and that’s why my answer is yes.
Chris Jericho: He said yes.
Jon Moxley: Like I said, I came here to dominate. And there’s no more powerful force in AEW than The Inner Circle and I want to stand with them.
Chris Jericho: I told you he was going to say yes. You idiots didn’t believe me.
Jon Moxley: If you want to be great, you have to learn from the greats. And the pee brains out there might not want to admit it, but the truth is, Chris Jericho is the greatest of all-time. So I will stand with Chris Jericho. I will surround myself with greatness. I will surround myself with The Inner Circle and we will dominate AEW for years to come. Le champion, there’s only one thing left to say, pop open a little bit of the bubbly.
Chris Jericho: Moxley said yes. 2020 is gonna be the year of The Inner Circle, baby. Yea boy, here we go. Come on. Why aren’t you cheering? Let’s hear some music. This is the beginning of The Inner Circle taking over AEW. And all of you can shut up and watch us do it. You said I suck? I suck?
Jon Moxley: Wait Chris, I think you forgot something. I mean.
Chris Jericho: Oh sorry, you’re right. This car worth $750,000. Worth more than what every single person in this building makes combine. Mox, it is yours. Registered, licensed plate, everything is yours.
Jon Moxley: Oh, I sold out? I got a 2015 Dodge Ram I paid cash for. I was going to run that thing till the wheels fell off, until I got the gift of Jericho.
Chris Jericho: You’re right. Hey Mox, you did sell out every single night, baby. The Inner Circle means money. We won our matches at WrestleKingdom at the Tokyo Dome. We’re together now in AEW. Once again, I think I need more of the bubbly.
Jon Moxley: Cut the music. I forgot one final thing. Chris my friend, I was just kidding. I would never joined The Inner Circle. It’s a stupid group. You have nothing that I want except for the AEW World Championship.
Moxley cracks the bubbly over Jericho’s skull. Moxley delivers Two Death Riders. Moxley exits The Landers Center to close the show.
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