January 29, 2020
The Wolstein Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Jon Moxley & Chris Jericho Segment
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) January 30, 2020
Jon Moxley: I gotta tell you, it was right around the time I got stabbed in the eye with a metal spike. It occurred to me, I guess the fun and games with Chris Jericho are over. Now, I’ve known this was coming for a long time and now it’s official. February 29th, AEW Revolution PPV in Chicago, Moxley/Jericho, AEW World Championship. Now, Chris Jericho is the final obstacle in my way that stands between me and the top of the mountain here in AEW. But it’s a lot more than a wrestling match. It’s not just possibly the greatest of all time, Chris Jericho. It’s also everything that comes along with him. It’s The Inner Circle. It’s the mind games. You see, Chris Jericho is a type of man who orchestrates a five on one gang beatdowns. Kind of man who hides behind his boys. Kind of man who tried to take my eye sight. Kind of man who smashed Dustin Rhodes arm in a car door. Kind of man who maimed Cody Rhodes face. How far back do we wanna go? This guy stole Rey’s mask. Hell, he punched a woman for crying out loud.
Now, I am far from perfect. I’ve made every mistake in the book. I’m no hero. I’m no role model. I’m no saint. I don’t have to wear a white or black hat, but I make damn sure at the end of every day, I can look at myself in the mirror. Cause all the championships and money in the world, don’t mean nothing if you don’t have your honor or live by a moral code. I don’t know what kind of man Chris Jericho sees, when he looks in the mirror, but i’ll tell you what I see. I see an insecure, ego maniac, a manipulator, a liar, a coward and a bully. Boy, do I hate bullies. So let me tell you what’s going to happen at February 29th, Chris Jericho and The Inner Circle will have a target pointed square at my head. But I will look back down at the barrel of that gun, I won’t blink, I won’t flinch and I won’t hesitate.
I will take Chris Jericho out. I will take the AEW World Championship from Chris Jericho. And Chris, there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. Because Chris, it’s not about the kind of man you are, it’s about the kind of man you’re not. Will he even make it to Revolution? See i’m no dummy. I know i’m gonna have to spend the next three or four weeks, with my one eye in the back of my head, looking around every dark corner, making sure that The Inner Circle is not gonna take me out, so I don’t even make it to the PPV. I’m not gonna have the patience for that. Chris, let’s get your ass kicking out of the way right now, tonight. And for once, take your beating like a man.
Chris Jericho: Typical Cleveland idiots. Now Moxley, it makes me laugh when I hear you talk about what you’ve done and what you deserve and what you earned. What you earned was a spike to the eye and that’s what you deserve. Because all you had to do, was say yes to my offer of joining The Inner Circle, but you didn’t. And now look at you, you look like a jacked up, cracked up version of Captain Jack Sparrow. A bottle dumb because you’re stupid. Cause all you had to do was say yes. You know, I’ve seen your mother backstage before.
She was looking especially fetching. Maybe I’ll give her a call later. I went to apologize to her for what happen to you. And I told her the reason why. I told her, it’s your fault. It’s your fault, you’re in the position you’re in because I’ve offered you the keys to the kingdom. And instead, you smashed a bottle over my head and this is where it ends up today. So Moxley you want to be a big man? You want to challenge Chris Jericho?
You think you have what it takes to beat le champion? You don’t even have what it takes to blink with both your eyes. But if you want to fight here in Cleveland, tonight. You want to fight me? You want to see it? Go to hell. Cleveland doesn’t deserve to see le champion, one on one. And besides, you know me, I always travel with The Inner Circle. I don’t go anywhere without my boys. Come on out boys.
Jon Moxley: So I see, one, two, three, four, five of you up there. So you think probably, I’m gonna walk into another five on one beatdown cause you know, I’m crazy and i’m stupid, right? Thing you may not know Chris, where you’re wrong is, it’s not five against one. See, I was born and raised in the great state of Ohio. So the way I see it, OH-IO. I’ve always wanted to do that, thank you. The way I see it, it’s five against me and this entire arena. And hell, I actually like those odds.
Chris Jericho: You know what? Shut up. Moxley, you really are a stupid son of a bitch, you know that? Just like everybody from OH-IO, whatever the hell that was. Let me tell you one thing, I knew you’d be stupid enough to challenge us. The Inner Circle can kick the shit out of you again, like we have before. I decided to make it a little more fun. I brought some south bronx street thugs, courtesy of Santana & Ortiz. So the way I see it, it’s now ten of us and one of you. Oh yeah and all your little idiots friends from Ohio. I would be happy to beat the hell out of each and everyone of y’all and I’m gonna start with this one right here, come on boys.
Moxley drops Ortiz with The Dirty Deeds. Atlas Security comes out to close the segment.
Nothing but pain & misery is what's on the agenda for #TheYoungBucks tonight.
Which team leaves #AEWCleveland with the victory?
Watch #AEWDynamite LIVE tonight on @TNTDrama 8e/7c. pic.twitter.com/7pUkJ4uYJT
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) January 30, 2020
First Match: (5-5) The Young Bucks vs. (2-1) The Butcher & The Blade w/The Bunny
MJF joins the commentary team for this match. Matt Jackson and The Butcher will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Butcher has the obvious strength advantage. Matt applies a side headlock. Butcher drops Matt with a shoulder tackle. Butcher goes for a Bodyslam, but Matt lands back on his feet. Matt ducks a clothesline from Butcher. Matt tags in Nick. Nick with an Apron Enzuigiri. Nick with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Matt and Blade are tagged in. Nick drop toe holds Blade into a SpringBoard Leg Drop from Matt. Matt applies a wrist lock. The Young Bucks are double teaming Blade in the corner. Nick with a Flying Double Foot Stomp across the left wrist of Blade. Blade drives his knee into the midsection of Nick. Blade sends Nick to the corner. Nick side steps Blade into the turnbuckles. Nick with a Running Elbow Smash to Butcher. Nick kicks Blade in the face. Nick dives over Blade. Nick tags in Matt. Nick cartwheels over Blade. Double Hip Toss. Double Dropkick.
Butcher responds with a Double Lariat. Matt with heavy bodyshots. Matt kicks Blade in the gut. Matt applies a side headlock. Blade drops down on the canvas. Matt is distracted by The Bunny. Matt crawls Blade. Matt tags in Nick. Nick ducks a clothesline from Blade. Nick with a Rising Knee Strike to Butcher. Nick continues to duck under multiple clotheslines from Blade. Nick with a Leaping Forearm Smash. Nick follows that with a Spinning Back Kick. Blade dodges The Screw High Kick. Blade kicks Nick in the gut. Nick SuperKicks Butcher. The Bunny pulls Nick off the ring apron. Butcher with a Running Crossbody Block on the floor. Blade lands The SomerSault Plancha. Blade poses for the crowd. Blade tags in Butcher. Running Leg Drop/Pendulum BackBreaker Combination for a two count. Butcher whips Nick back first into the turnbuckles. Butcher delivers a gut punch. Butcher and Blade are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break.
Blade repeatedly stomps on Nick’s chest. Blade is choking Nick with his boot. Blade dumps Nick out of the ring. Bunny with a back rake behind the referee’s back. Butcher rolls Nick back into the ring. Blade with the cover for a two count. Blade blasts Nick with a knife edge chop. Blade is putting the boots to Nick in the corner. Blade tags in Butcher. Double HeadButt. Butcher with a straight right hand. Butcher uses the top rope as a weapon. Blade nails Nick with a Pump Kick. Butcher with a Corner Clothesline. Blade follows that with a Running Chop. Simultaneous GutBusters. Blade hits The Doctor Bomb for a two count. Nick with forearm shivers. Nick kicks Blade in the gut. Nick with a running elbow smash. Blade inadvertently knocks Butcher off the ring apron. Blade stops Nick in his tracks. Blade goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Nick lands back on his feet.
Nick tags in Matt. Matt with a Flying Crossbody Block. Matt is throwing haymakers at Blade. Matt with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Matt drops Blade with The Standing Slice Bread. Matt SuperKicks Butcher. Matt lands The Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Matt tags in Nick. Blade is draped across the middle rope. Nick with a Draping Swanton Bomb for a two count. Double SuperKick Party to Butcher. The Young Bucks connects with The Meltzer Driver to pickup the victory. After the match, Butcher attacks The Young Bucks from behind. Kenny Omega storms into the ring. Omega drops Butcher with The V-Trigger. Hangman Page wants Matt Jackson to hold his beer. Page delivers The BuckShot Lariat.
Winner: (6-5) The Young Bucks via Pinfall
Second Match: (5-4) Nyla Rose vs. (2-4) Big Swole
Swole sticks and moves after the bell rings. Swole is playing mind games with Rose. Swole with rapid fire hamstring kicks. Swole delivers her combination offense. Swole dropkicks the left knee of Rose. Swole with a Basement FlatLiner for a two count. Rose ducks a clothesline from Swole. Rose clotheslines Swole. Swole runs into Rose. Swole with a leg lariat. Rose regroups on the outside. Rose denies The PK. Rose dumps Swole face first on the ring apron. Rose throws Swole into the steel guard rail. Rose slams Swole head on the apron. Swole with heavy bodyshots. Swole goes for a forearm smash, but Rose ducks out of the way. Rose slams the left shoulder of Swole on the steel ring post. Rose has complete control of the match during the commercial break.
Swole side steps Rose into the turnbuckles. Swole with a High Knee Strike. Swole applies the guillotine choke. Rose drives her knee into the midsection of Swole. Swole dives over Rose. Swole SuperKicks Rose. Swole is throwing haymakers at Rose. Swole HeadButts Rose. Rose goes for The ChokeSlam, but Swole blocks it. Swole delivers another headbutt. Rose launches Swole over the top rope. Swole with an Apron Enzuigiri. Swole connects with The SlingShot Cutter for a two count. Swole goes for a sunset flip, but Rose stands still. Swole hits The Cazadora FlatLiner. Rose Spears Swole. Rose plants Swole with The Beast Bomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: (6-4) Nyla Rose via Pinfall
Third Match: (8-3-1) Cody Rhodes w/Arn Anderson vs. (4-6) Kip Sabian w/Penelope Ford
Sabian starts things off with a ShotGun Dropkick. Sabian with a Fireman’s Carry GutBuster. Sabian delivers a gut punch. Sabian kicks Rhodes in the gut. Sabian ducks a clothesline from Rhodes. Rhodes applies a side headlock. Sabian goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Rhodes lands back on his feet. Rhodes with a drop down uppercut. Rhodes nails Sabian with The Pump Kick. Sabian shoves Arn Anderson. Standing Switch Exchange. Sabian applies a side headlock. Sabian ducks under two clotheslines from Rhodes. Sabian leapfrogs over Rhodes. Rhodes dropkicks Sabian. Sabian regroups on the outside. Sabian pulls Rhodes out of the ring. Rhodes with forearm shivers. Rhodes inadvertently knocks down Penelope Ford. Rhodes thrust kicks the midsection of Sabian. Rhodes picks up Ford. Ford hits The PK. It was a rouse the entire time, she’s perfectly fine. Anderson is pissed.
Sabian starts making out with Ford. Sabian rolls Rhodes back into the ring. Sabian repeatedly stomps on Rhodes chest. Sabian poses for the crowd. Sabian whips Rhodes back first into the turnbuckles. Sabian puts his leg on the back of Rhodes neck. Sabian dives over Rhodes. Sabian pretended to have a left knee injury. Sabian drops Rhodes with a SpringBoard Tornado DDT. Rhodes with a straight right hand. Rhodes clotheslines Sabian. Rhodes transitions into a corner mount. Sabian pulls Rhodes off the second rope. Rhodes PowerSlams Sabian. Rhodes plays to the crowd. Ford snatches Rhodes weight belt. Rhodes delivers The Disaster Kick for a two count. Ford throws her shoe into the ring. Anderson has had enough. Anderson gets into a big argument with the referee. Anderson chest bumps the referee. The referee ejects Anderson from the ringside area. Ford with a Flying Hurricanrana off the steel ring steps.
Sabian lands The SomerSault Plancha. Sabian rolls Rhodes back into the ring. Joey Janela gets in between the make out session. Rhodes lands The Suicide Dive. Sabian responds with a running dropkick. Sabian hits The Draping Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. Sabian kicks Rhodes in the face. Sabian puts Rhodes on the top turnbuckle. Sabian with a forearm smash. Sabian goes for The SuperPlex, but Rhodes blocks it. Rhodes with a high elbow smash. Sabian answers with a step up enzuigiri. Rhodes HeadButts Sabian. Rhodes punches Sabian in the back. Sabian with a SpringBoard Reverse SlingBlade. Rhodes negates The Deathly Hollows. Rhodes connects with The Cody Cutter. Rhodes plants Sabian with Three CrossRhodes to pickup the victory.
Winner: (9-3-1) Cody Rhodes via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) January 30, 2020
Britt Baker Promo
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) January 30, 2020
Fourth Match: (7-3) SoCal Uncensored vs. (3-7) The Hybrid 2
Frankie Kazarian and Angelico will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Angelico applies a side headlock. Angelico transitions into an arm-bar. Angelico puts Kazarian down on the canvas. Angelico floats over into a side headlock. Angelico follows that with a wrist lock. Angelico reverses out of the irish whip from Kazarian. Kazarian dives over Angelico. Kazarian with a deep arm-drag. Kazarian with two side headlock takeovers. Kazarian avoids the deep arm-drag. Kazarian with The La Magistral for a two count. Kazarian drops Angelico with another side headlock takeover. Kazarian tags in Sky. Sky kicks Angelico in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Sky dropkicks the back of Angelico for a two count. Sky applies a front face lock. Sky tags in Kazarian. Kazarian punches Angelico in the ribs. Kazarian with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Frequent in and out tags from SCU.
Sky stomps on Angelico’s face. Jack Evans is too busy arguing with the fans. Angelico drives Sky back first into the turnbuckles. Evans tags himself in. Evans with rapid fire haymakers. Kazarian attacks Evans from behind. The referee is trying to get Kazarian out of the ring. Evans is choking Sky with his boot. Angelico drops down on the canvas. Sky with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp across the back of Evans neck. Sky tags in Kazarian. Sky with a running forearm smash. Sky avoids The Screw High Kick. SCU with a double elbow knockdown for a two count. Kazarian sends Evans to the second rope. Sky kicks Evans in the face. Kazarian follows that with a Release German Suplex for a two count. Kazarian tags in Sky. Sky HeadButts Evans with his boot. Sky with short-arm shoulder blocks. Evans answers with a forearm smash. Evans ducks a clothesline from Sky. Angelico slams Sky’s head on the top rope. Evans delivers The Screw High Kick. Evans poses for the crowd.
Evans hooks the outside leg for a two count. Evans argues with the referee. Evans slams Sky’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Evans tags out to Angelico. Evans taunts Kazarian. Evans locks in The Last Chancery. Angelico violently kicks Sky in the face for a two count. Angelico dumps Sky out of the ring. TH2 continues to cut the ring in half during the commercial break. Evans rolls Sky back into the ring. Angelico with the cover for a two count. Sky is throwing haymakers at Angelico. Angelico dropkicks Sky. Angelico applies a front face lock. Evans tags himself in. Evans with clubbing blows to Sky’s back. Sky is displaying his fighting spirit. Evans drops Sky with a Rolling Capo Kick for a two count. Evans is smothering Sky. Evans tags in Angelico. Following a snap mare takeover, Angelico kicks Sky in the back for a two count. Angelico tags in Evans.
Evans knocks Kazarian off the ring apron. Forearm Exchange. Sky with a Vertical Suplex. Evans tags in Angelico. Angelico stops Sky in his tracks. Sky lunges over Angelico. Sky tags in Kazarian. Kazarian ducks a clothesline from Angelico. Kazarian with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Kazarian scores the elbow knockdown. Kazarian with forearm shivers. Kazarian dropkicks Angelico. Kazarian with a Hip Toss/NeckBreaker Combination to Evans. Kazarian launches Angelico over the top rope. Kazarian hits The Guillotine Leg Drop. Kazarian connects with The SlingShot Cutter. Evans breaks the cover with a SpringBoard Double Foot Stomp. Evans with a double boot to the chest of Sky. Evans nails Sky with The Hook Kick. TH2 delivers their Belly to Back Suplex/Flying Double Foot Stomp Combination, but it only gets a two count because Sky shoves Angelico’s foot off the middle rope. Sky avoids The Sasuke Special. Sky drops Evans with The Big Boot. Kazarian slips over Angelico’s back. Sky tags himself in. Sky with a Big Boot. SCU plants Angelico with The SC U Later to pickup the victory.
Winner: (8-3) SoCal Uncensored via Pinfall
– PAC vignette.
– The Dark Order is still trying to recruit Christopher Daniels.
Lineup For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite
– Cody Rhodes will take 10 lashes from MJF
– Jon Moxley vs. Ortiz
– Britt Baker vs. Yuka Sakazaki
– The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page vs. The Butcher, The Blade and The Lucha Brothers in a 8-Man Tag Team Match
Fifth Match: (9-1-1) Chris Jericho & (6-4) Santana & Ortiz w/The Inner Circle vs. (6-6-1) Darby Allin & (4-7) The Private Party in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Jericho and Allin will start things off. Slap Exchange after the bell rings. Allin with forearm shivers. Allin ducks under two clotheslines from Jericho. Allin dropkicks Jericho. Jericho reverses out of the irish whip from Allin. Allin with a SpringBoard Arm-Drag TakeOver. Jericho retreats to the corner. Ortiz and Kassidy are tagged in. Kassidy leapfrogs over Ortiz. Ortiz delivers an eye poke. Ortiz uppercuts Kassidy. Ortiz calls himself a genius. Kassidy drops Ortiz with The Screw High Kick. Kassidy tags in Quen. Quen with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Kassidy follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kassidy applies The Camel Clutch. Quen with leaping double foot stomp across the back of Ortiz for a one count. Santana argues with the referee. Quen dropkicks Ortiz. Ortiz kicks Quen in the jaw. Ortiz delivers a Missile Dropkick. Ortiz applies a front face lock. Ortiz tags in Santana.
Santana rakes the back of Quen. Santana bodyslams Quen. Quen with heavy bodyshots. Santana responds with a knee lift. Santana tags in Jericho. Jericho unloads two knife edge chops. Jericho flexes his muscles. Jericho tags in Ortiz. Ortiz stops Quen in his tracks. Santana & Ortiz goes for an Assisted Pop Up PowerBomb, but Quen counters with a Hurricanrana. Quen tags in Kassidy. Kassidy clears the ring. Kassidy with a flurry of rollups for a two count. Ortiz dives over Kassidy. Ortiz gets Kassidy in the electric chair position. Kassidy with the victory roll for a two count. Jericho made the blind tag. Kassidy SuperKicks Santana. Kassidy with a leaping knee strike to Ortiz. Jericho responds with a SpringBoard Dropkick. The Inner Circle has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Jericho with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count.
Jericho tags in Santana. Santana toys around with Kassidy. Kassidy with forearm shivers. Santana drops Kassidy with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Santana with Two Vertical Suplex’s. Santana tags in Jericho. Santana passes Kassidy over to Jericho. Jericho with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Kassidy with heavy bodyshots. Kassidy rolls Jericho over for a two count. Jericho with a running clothesline for a two count. Jericho tags in Santana. Santana taunts Quen. Santana kicks Kassidy in the ribs. Santana with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Santana bodyslams Kassidy. Santana tags in Ortiz. Assisted Senton Splash. Jericho hits The LionSault. Ortiz with a Running Splash for a two count. Ortiz rakes the back of Kassidy. Ortiz tags in Santana. Kassidy with a Running Hurricanrana off Ortiz back. Kassidy creates distance with a leg lariat. Kassidy tags in Allin.
Allin kicks Santana in the face. Allin with a Flipping Stunner. Allin lands The Suicide Dive. Allin delivers his combination offense. Allin connects with The Canadian Destroyer. Allin with a Bridging CloverLeaf for a two count. Quen drops Jericho with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ortiz flattens Quen. Kassidy responds with a Crucifix Bomb. Santana with a Rolling Cutter. Allin with forearm shivers. Jericho tags himself in. Allin drops Jericho with The Quebrada for a two count. Allin dropkicks Jake Hager off the ring apron. Allin tags in Kassidy. Allin wipes out Hager with The Coffin Drop. Quen hits The Fosbury Flop. Kassidy lands The Swanton Bomb for a two count. Jericho reverses out of the irish whip from Kassidy. Jericho plants Kassidy with The Judas Effect to pickup the victory. After the match, The Inner Circle beats down Private Party and Darby Allin. Jon Moxley storms into the ring with a baseball bat to make the save.
Winner: (10-1-1) Chris Jericho & (7-4) Santana & Ortiz via Pinfall
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