March 18, 2020
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Essential Personnel (Jake Roberts, Lance Archer, Shawn Spears, Tully Blanchard, MJF, Wardlow, Dustin Rhodes, QT Marshall, Best Friends, SCU, Colt Cabana, The Gunn Club, Sonny Kiss and Joey Janela)
Commentary Team (Jim Ross, Taz, Excalibur)
Ring Announcer: Brandi Rhodes
Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Hangman Page Segment
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) March 19, 2020
Cody Rhodes: I have never thought of my world as small before. But recent events can really put it into perspective how small we all are. It’s also clarified for me, how big and how important the service we provide is. In the irony in what i’m about to ask is not lost on me, because i’m about to ask three of the best athletes in the world to discard their petty differences. Put aside those squabbles and to stand together. The irony, it being March 18, 2020 and us as human beings need to stand together. For many of us, that would mean standing at a distance. We have to be informed and be held responsible by health and science, but there’s a profound difference in that. Versus living in a prison of fear and I refuse to live in fear cause that’s not living at all. I don’t know about you watching at home, but I feel alive and I hope you feel alive. Matt Jackson, I know that you’re listening.
Except Tony Khan, you’re probably second most responsible for AEW even existing. I think you’re a tag team specialist, an absolute tag team master, but that doesn’t mean anything is owned to you. If anything, that means you have to work harder and your anger last week towards Hangman Page was misplaced. I don’t need that anger and you don’t want that anger. Instead, I need your older brother wisdom and I need you to carry Nick Jackson’s giant heart into this match, so that we could win at Blood and Guts. And speaking of Hangman Page, I get tired of putting over Hangman Page. I’ve said in a cornucopia of interviews, how I think Hangman Page is the best wrestler in all of the elite. He has a scary combination of light heavyweight skill and accuracy, melded with heavyweight stopping power like, The BuckShot Lariat. I thought he was going to be the first AEW World Champion, he is not. He lost to Chris Jericho, so did I. I need you to get over that, Hangman.
You don’t want to be the other guy in the elite, then don’t be. Be the difference maker. Be the reason that we win at Blood and Guts. And then there’s my most unique relationship in all of wrestling, unique friendship, that being Kenny Omega. We don’t always like each other and that’s okay, we can argue about who we think is 1A/1B until we’re blue in the face and likely somebody passes us by. I respect the fact that we both don’t want to be bridesmaids, great this isn’t a wedding, it’s Blood and Guts. It’s grit. It’s violence. It takes years off the career and I need you, but I need the real Kenny Omega. I need the one who stood in front of 400 others and declared himself the best in the world. I need the best bout machine, Kenny Omega. In short, I need The ELITE to be, ELITE.
Kenny Omega: You know, normally when you have a microphone, you’d be speaking in front of an arena full of people, but here we are. Just friends talking to friends. You know, we haven’t seen eye to eye, Cody. There have been times we’ve been at each others throats, but here we are. The entire world is falling apart around us. Everything we built could fall apart as of next week. We don’t know if we’ll even have a dynamite by next week. But if it’s up to me, I want to go out the way we came in, THE ELITE.
Matt Jackson: Cody, I love the whole call to the action for the elite. And Kenny, everything you’re saying, you’re not wrong man. You look in this ring and it’s just the three of us. We saw what happen to my brother Nick last week. We saw what Inner Circle did to Nick. He couldn’t get on the airplane, he’s out indefinitely. And again, it’s just the three of us, where’s Hangman Page? Hangman, listen I know things have been a little strange these past weeks between the two of us, I get it. I’m not saying that we could fix this tonight or even in a couple of weeks, it’s definitely not going to happen. I’m asking you as a man, we want to know, tonight and at Blood and Guts, will you stand with us?
– Hangman Page will stand with THE ELITE.
Kenny Omega: Look guys, i’m talking to an arena full of nobody, but i’m actually talking to the people out there in TV Land. I know that you’re watching and it’s hard to feel your energy, but we know you’re out there and we all mean the best of things for each and everyone of you out in the world. So guys, all we can do is our best. All we could do is give you the best show that we know we could give. The world goes on, everybody needs entertainment, everybody needs some positivity. So all we could do is give you guys the best possible show that we could give, that THE ELITE could give, that everyone in All Elite Wrestling could give. So god damn it, hit the lights, hit the pyro and lets start AEW Dynamite.
– The Death Triangle Vignette.
Tony Schiavone Interviews MJF
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) March 19, 2020
First Match: (5-6) The Lucha Brothers vs. (7-6) Best Friends w/Orange Cassidy
Orange Cassidy joins the commentary team for this match. Fenix and Trent Beretta will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Beretta backs Fenix into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Fenix calls Beretta a cabron. Strong lockup. Stalemate in the corner. Beretta blocks the thrust kick from Fenix. Knife Edge Chop/Forearm Exchange. Fenix with a Spinning Back Kick. Fenix kicks Beretta in the chest. Fenix scores a right jab. Fenix uppercuts Beretta. Fenix slaps Beretta in the chest. Beretta drops down on the canvas. Beretta drops Fenix with a Leaping Meteora. Following a snap mare takeover, Beretta kicks Fenix in the back. Beretta tags in Tyalor. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Taylor flexes his muscles. Taylor with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Taylor punches Fenix in the back. Taylor tags in Beretta. Double Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Beretta whips Fenix across the ring. Beretta scores the elbow knockdown. Beretta stomps on Fenix face. Beretta tags in Taylor. Taylor dropkicks Fenix for a two count. Taylor makes another tag to Beretta.
Beretta with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Fenix with heavy bodyshots. Fenix stomps on the left foot of Beretta. Fenix follows that with a thumb to the eye. Fenix unloads two knife edge chops. Question Mark Kick by Fenix. Fenix punches Beretta in the back. Beretta reverses out of the irish whip from Fenix. Pentagon tags himself in. Fenix ducks a clothesline from Beretta. Pentagon SuperKicks Beretta. Fenix knocks Taylor off the ring apron. Fenix thrust kicks the left knee of Beretta. Stereo SuperKicks for a two count. Pentagon argues with the referee. Pentagon repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Beretta. Pentagon backs Beretta into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Fenix delivers a cheap shot. Following a snap mare takeover, Pentagon applies the bow and arrow stretch. Pentagon continues to bicker with the referee for whatever reason. Pentagon tags in Fenix. Fenix with a gut punch. Double Irish Whip. Lucha Brothers double team Beretta. Cazadora Splash. Fenix dropkicks Taylor off the apron. Fenix kicks Beretta in the face. Fenix taunts Orange Cassidy. Beretta with a Flying Clothesline off the apron. Fenix responds with a Top Rope Plancha. Taylor with an Inside Out Lariat on the floor.
Taylor kicks Pentagon in the gut. Taylor slaps Pentagon in the chest. Taylor throws Pentagon into the steel barricade. The referee has lost complete control of the match during the commercial break. Taylor sends Fenix face first into the steel ring post. Pentagon violently whips Beretta into the barricade. Fenix dumps Taylor out of the ring. Fenix resets the referee’s ten count. Fenix with a RoundHouse Kick. Fenix punches Taylor in the back. Pentagon rolls Beretta back into the ring. Lucha Brothers starts cutting the ring in half. Fenix applies the cravate. Fenix wraps his leg around the right shoulder of Beretta. Fenix bends the right ankle of Beretta. Fenix with a Leaping Leg Drop for a two count. Fenix with an OverHand Chop. Beretta answers with a knife edge chop. Fenix kicks the left hamstring of Beretta. Fenix tags in Pentagon. Roll Through SuperKick for a two count. Beretta is displaying his fighting spirit. Pentagon fish hooks Beretta.
Pentagon goes for The Pentagon Driver, but Beretta counters with an Arm-Drag TakeOver. Beretta side steps Pentagon into the turnbuckles. Beretta creates distance with The Swinging DDT. Fenix and Taylor are tagged in. Taylor with two clotheslines. Taylor with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Pentagon again kicks the left hamstring of Taylor. Taylor with a Rising Knee. Strike. Best Friends drills Fenix with The Assisted Cutter. COVID-19 prevented The Best Friend Hug. Lucha Brothers with Stereo SuperKicks. Lucha Brothers is distracted by Cassidy. Cassidy with The Leap Of Faith off the stage. Beretta rolls Pentagon back into the ring. Taylor connects with The Spike PileDriver for a two count. Beretta goes for The Dude Buster, but Pentagon counters with The Canadian Destroyer for a two count. Pentagon delivers a low blow. Pentagon with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Taylor. Lucha Brothers plants Beretta with their Flying Double Foot Stomp/Package PileDriver to pickup the victory.
Winner: (6-6) The Lucha Brothers via Pinfall
– Best Friends challenges The Lucha Brothers to a Parking Lot Street Fight on the next AEW Dynamite.
Second Match: (9-5) Hikaru Shida vs. (11-5) Riho vs. (2-2) Penelope Ford w/Kip Sabian vs. (6-5) Kris Statlander in a Fatal Four Way Match
Ford immediately goes after Riho. Forearm Exchange. Ford rakes the eyes of Riho. Ford dumps Riho out of the ring. Double boot to the midsection of Ford. Ford is trying to create separation. Sabian pulls Shida and Statlander out of the ring. Shida and Statlander tees off on Sabian. Ford misses on The Flying Meteora off the ring apron. Double thrust kick to the midsection of Ford. Shida punches Ford in the back. Riho with a Flying Crossbody Block to the floor. Riho rolls Ford back into the ring. Sabian continues to run interference. Riho cartwheels through the double clothesline. Riho dropkicks Shida. Riho ducks a clothesline from Statlander. Riho goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver, but Statlander counters with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Statlander gets Riho tied up in the corner. Shida with a Vertical Suplex into Riho.
Shida with the cover for a one count. Statlander goes for a PowerBomb, but Shida lands back on her feet. Shida ducks a clothesline from Statlander. Shida goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Statlander holds onto the ropes. Statlander decks Shida with a back elbow smash. Shida avoids The Pump Knee Strike. Thumb to the eye of Statlander. Shida with an inside cradle for a two count. Statlander clotheslines Shida. Ford misses on The Flying Arm-Drag TakeOver. Riho with a Flying Hurricanrana. Shida delivers a Missile Dropkick. Shida kicks Ford in the gut. Ford and Riho with a Double Vertical Suplex. Quick shoving contest. Second Forearm Exchange. Riho with a Baseball Slide Dropkick to Sabian. Ford whips Riho to the corner. Ford with a Double Back HandSpring Back Elbow Smash. Ford goes for a Samoan Drop, but Riho lands back on her feet.
Ford uses Sabian for leverage. Riho with a Jumping Knee Strike to Sabian. Ford negates The Snap Dragon Suplex. Shida with a Jumping Knee Strike to Riho. Ford responds with a Big Boot. Ford hooks the outside leg for a two count. Shida with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Statlander answers with a RoundHouse Kick. Statlander with a Front Suplex. Statlander dumps Riho on top of Shida. Ford delivers a gut punch. Ford drills Statlander with The SpringBoard Reverse Hurricanrana. Ford goes for a HandSpring Back Elbow Smash, but Shida counters with a dropkick. Shida connects with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Shida plants Ford with The Three Count to pickup the victory.
Winner: (10-5) Hikaru Shida via Pinfall
Tony Schiavone Interviews Jon Moxley
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) March 19, 2020
Third Match: (1-3) The Butcher & The Blade vs. (1-1) Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus
The Blade and Jungle Boy will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Blade backs Jungle Boy into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Blade repeatedly stomps on Jungle Boy’s chest. Blade with a blistering chop. Jungle Boy with a Snap Mare TakeOver. Jungle Boy rolls Blade over for a two count. Jungle Boy nips up. Jungle Boy applies a side headlock. Blade drops down on the canvas. Blade leapfrogs over Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy with a SpringBoard Arm-Drag TakeOver. Jungle Boy ducks under two clotheslines from Blade. Blade drops Jungle Boy with a running knee lift. Jungle Boy with heavy bodyshots. Jungle Boy drives Blade back first into the turnbuckles. Luchasaurus tags himself in. Luchasaurus with a knife edge chop. Jurassic Express are double teaming Blade. Assisted FlatLiner for a one count. Blade with a forearm smash. Luchasaurus answers with a high knee strike. Luchasaurus tags in Jungle Boy. Luchasaurus with a Driving Foot Stomp. Jungle Boy follows that with The Implosion Senton. Blade and Butcher regroups on the outside.
Butcher and Blade throws Jungle Boy into the steel barricade. The referee is trying to calm down Luchasaurus. Blade repeatedly dumps Jungle Boy face first on the canvas. Blade rolls Jungle Boy back into the ring. Blade tags in Butcher. Double HeadButt. Butcher repeatedly stomps on Jungle Boy’s chest. Butcher unloads two knife edge chops. Butcher slams Jungle Boy’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Butcher drags Jungle Boy’s eyes across the top rope. Butcher tags in Blade. Jungle Boy is displaying his fighting spirit. Blade whips Jungle Boy across the ring. Blade clotheslines Jungle Boy for a two count. Butcher tags himself in. Running Leg Drop/Side Walk Slam Combination for a two count. Butcher and Blade starts cutting the ring in half during the commercial break.
Butcher whips Jungle Boy back first into the turnbuckles. Jungle Boy with heavy bodyshots. Butcher sends Jungle Boy to the corner. Butcher tags in Blade. Following a snap mare takeover, Blade applies a rear chin lock. Jungle Boy targets the midsection of Blade. Jungle Boy with a sunset flip for a two count. Blade with an Inside Out Lariat. Blade tags in Butcher. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Butcher with a knee drop. Butcher repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Jungle Boy. Butcher and Jungle Boy are trading back and forth shots. Butcher HeadButts Jungle Boy. Butcher slams Jungle Boy’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Butcher tags in Blade. Blade with rapid fire knee strikes in the corner. Luchasaurus is pissed. Butcher attacks Jungle Boy behind the referee’s back. Blade is choking Jungle Boy with his left knee. Butcher is lighting up Jungle Boy’s chest.
Jungle Boy badly needs to create separation. Blade hammers down on the back of Jungle Boy’s neck. Blade hits The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Blade goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Jungle Boy lands back on his feet. Jungle Boy with a Cazadora Lariat. Blade stops Jungle Boy in his tracks. Blade dumps Jungle Boy out of the ring. Butcher drives Jungle Boy back first into the edge of the ring frame. Blade with the lateral press for a two count. Blade whips Jungle Boy to the corner. Jungle Boy decks Blade with a back elbow smash. Jungle Boy with a forearm smash to Butcher. Butcher continues to run interference. Jungle Boy wisely dives over Blade. Jungle Boy finally tags in Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus clears the ring. Luchasaurus unloads a flurry of kicks. Luchasaurus drops Butcher with a MoonSault off the ring apron. Luchasaurus drives Blade face first into the canvas.
Luchasaurus with a Windmill Kick. Luchasaurus connects with The Extinction for a two count. Jungle Boy with forearm shivers. Jungle Boy tumbles to the floor. Forearm Exchange. Butcher tees off on Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus with a Leaping Side Kick. Luchasaurus goes for The ChokeSlam, but Blade gets in the way. Butcher brings Luchasaurus to the corner. Blade with The Helluva Kick. Butcher with a corner clothesline. Blade with a running chop. Assisted Side Slam for a two count. Butcher with a Pendulum BackBreaker to Jungle Boy. MJF starts shouting out instructions. Luchasaurus HeadButts Blade. Butcher goes for a The Brain Buster, but Luchasaurus gets in the way. Luchasaurus with The Tail Whip. Jungle Boy dropkicks Butcher out of the ring. Jurassic Express plants Blade with The TombStone/Cutter Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: (2-1) Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus via Pinfall
Brodie Lee, The Dark Order and SoCal Uncensored In-Ring Segment
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) March 19, 2020
Evil Uno: Now, I hope that the AEW production team is as smart as I believe they are and they focus on my eyes, so that I can directly talk to my people. Fellow Dark Order, The Exalted One is near. And when he arrives, he will breathe new life into The Dark Order. My brother Stu Grayson, Alex Reynolds and John Silver have done my bidding in preparation for this wonderful night. And tonight, their eyes will be open and they will see what Evil Uno sees. Because I have promised them the arrival of the exalted one. But more importantly, I promised you the arrival of The Exalted One and Evil Uno never lies. Evil Uno never breaks his promises because Evil Uno cares about you. Together, we are one. We are one. The Exalted One is near. The Exalted One is near. The Exalted One is near.
Christopher Daniels: Stop, stop, stop. Please in the name of all that is holy, could you stop running your mouths? Evil Uno, it’s been like this for three month straights. Every chance you get, you get a microphone in your hand and you tell lies. I’m so sick of these lies. You talk about how you are gonna make someone’s life better. You haven’t made Alex Reynolds any better. You haven’t made John Silver any better. You haven’t made any of these jackasses that wear your masks any better. All you’ve done is wasted our time. You’ve wasted these people’s time watching at home and we are sick of it. And the biggest lie, the biggest lie that you’ve told, is that there’s an exalted one. There is no exalted one, Uno. It’s just you two. In fact …
Brodie Lee: I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I’m The Exalted One of The Dark Order. In very short time, you will be able to speak of who I am. I would first like to state that the new rule of the dark order goes like this, we do what we want, when we want. And if I want something, I take it. Now, let me put it in a different way cause maybe the stupid out there didn’t understand. If we knock on your door, you open that door and you let the dark order in. If you don’t, I personally will kick that door down and lead the dark order through it. There’s seems to be a little bit of silence, maybe you don’t understand.
Let me make this a little more personal, little more tangible for you to feel, Mr. Christopher Daniels. Oh, you thought you were safe, didn’t you? The word is out, Chris, you are very unsafe. All your jokes, all your games, did you really think that you were gonna go unpunished? Mr. Daniels, I assure you, you are not the first out of touch old man to not believe in me, but I will make damn sure you’re the last. Now, let me take this time to formally introduce myself to you, Chris. My name is Brodie Lee and I am the exalted one.
The Dark Order demolishes SCU to close the segment.
Lance Archer Vignette
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) March 19, 2020
Lineup For The Next AEW Dynamite
– Wardlow vs. Luchasaurus in a LumberJack Match
– Best Friends vs. Lucha Brothers in a Parking Lot Street Fight
– THE ELITE vs. The Inner Circle In The Blood & Guts Match
Fourth Match: (11-4-1) Cody Rhodes & (12-8) Matt Jackson & (13-8) Hangman Page w/Arn Anderson & Kenny Omega vs. (0-0) The Inner Circle (Jake Hager, Santana and Ortiz) w/Sammy Guevara in a 6-Man Tag Team Match. The Winning Team Will Have The Numbers Advantage In The Blood & Guts Match
Chris Jericho joins the commentary team for this match. Rhodes is distracted by MJF. Rhodes and Santana will start things off. Santana attacks Rhodes from behind. Santana with forearm shivers. Santana blasts Rhodes with a knife edge chop. Santana punches Rhodes in the back. Rhodes reverses out of the irish whip from Santana. Rhodes drops down on the canvas. Rhodes leapfrogs over Santana. Rhodes PowerSlams Santana. Santana delivers a gut punch. Santana applies a wrist lock. Santana tags in Ortiz. Double Belly to Back Suplex. Ortiz uppercuts Rhodes. Forearm Exchange. Ortiz goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Rhodes counters with The X-Plex. Rhodes tags in Jackson. Rhodes and Jackson are double teaming Ortiz in the corner. I think Page wanted a piece of the action too. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Knockdown. Cazadora/Drop Down Uppercut Combination. Page drops Ortiz with The Big Boot. Page practice social distancing.
Ortiz with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Tiger Claw Pose. Jackson with rapid fie haymakers. Santana drives his knee into the midsection of Jackson. Santana with a straight right hand. Santana whips Jackson across the ring. Jackson Spears Santana. Page tags himself in. Santana with forearm shivers. Santana with a blistering chop. Page reverses out of the irish whip from Santana. Page with a corner clothesline. Page follows that with a short-arm clothesline. Page avoids The Step Up Enzuigiri. Page with The Bridging PumpHandle Fallaway Slam for a two count. Page taunts The Inner Circle. Page tags in Rhodes. Rhodes goes for a Bodyslam, but Santana lands back on his feet. Santana goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Rhodes holds onto the ropes. Rhodes decks Santana with a back elbow smash. Ortiz slams Rhodes head on the top rope. Santana clotheslines Rhodes over the top rope. Santana SuperKicks Rhodes. Inner Circle clears the ring. Ortiz dumps Rhodes face first on the ring apron. Santana tags in Hager. Hager lands The Vader Bomb for a two count. Hager with a gut punch. Hager drives his knee into the midsection of Rhodes. Hager is smother Rhodes in the corner. Inner Circle starts cutting the ring in half.
Ortiz repeatedly stomps on Rhodes chest. Ortiz is choking Rhodes with his boot. Guevara attacks Rhodes behind the referee’s back. Omega runs after Guevara. Ortiz is choking Rhodes with his right knee. Ortiz tags in Santana. Ortiz bodyslams Rhodes. Santana follows that with a SlingShot Senton. Santana mocks Matt Jackson. Rhodes rolls Santana over for a two count. Santana with a Desperation Lariat for a two count. Santana tags in Hager. Hager applies a Bear Hug. Rhodes with The Bell Clap. Hager drives Rhodes back first into the turnbuckles. Santana tags himself in. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Knockdown. Ortiz with a Running Senton Splash. Santana hits The MoonSault Press off Ortiz back for a two count. Simultaneous tag to Ortiz. Ortiz with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Rhodes heads to the outside. Ortiz repeatedly throw Rhodes into the steel barricade. Jackson tees off on Ortiz. Hager pulls Jackson off Ortiz. Ortiz tags in Santana. Santana applies a Modified STF. Rhodes is displaying his fighting spirit. Santana with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Santana applies a knee bar. Santana tags in Hager.
Hager transitions into a ground and pound attack. Hager slams Rhodes head on the top turnbuckle pad. Following a snap mare takeover, Hager applies a top wrist lock. Hager transitions into a front face lock. Hager with clubbing shoulder blocks. Rhodes badly needs to create separation in the worst way. Ortiz talks smack to Rhodes. Ortiz applies a front face lock. Ortiz with an inside cradle for a two count. Ortiz applies a rear chin lock. Ortiz drags Rhodes to the corner. Ortiz tags in Santana. Santana stands on Rhodes chest. Santana with a quick tag to Ortiz. Ortiz kicks Rhodes in the gut. Ortiz with a straight right hand. Rhodes ducks a clothesline from Ortiz. Rhodes nails Ortiz with The Cross Rhodes. Ortiz tags in Hager. Rhodes propels Hager over the top rope. Santana knocks Jackson and Page off the ring apron. Santana with two short elbow drops. Santana repeatedly stomps on Rhodes chest. The referee is trying to calm down Jackson. Rhodes continues to get demolished during the commercial break.
Santana tags in Hager. Hager applies a rear chin lock. Rhodes gets back to a vertical base. Rhodes denies The GutWrench Suplex. Hager knocks Jackson off the apron. Hager drags Rhodes to the corner. Hager tags in Santana. Santana with a knee drop. Santana applies a top wrist lock. Santana tags in Hager. Hager continues to punch the midsection of Rhodes. Hager bodyslams Rhodes. Hager taunts THE ELITE. Hager goes for The Vader Bomb, but Rhodes gets his feet up in the air. Page and Santana are tagged in. Page clears the ring. Page kicks Santana in the face. Page with a SpringBoard Sledge to Ortiz. Page with a Fallaway Slam. Page follows that with a SlingShot Pescado to Hager. Page hits The Sliding Lariat for a two count. Rhodes lands The Suicide Dive. Rhodes throws Ortiz into MJF. Wardlow starts choking Rhodes. Arn Anderson hits Wardlow with The Matt Nagy Denny Sponsored Play Sheet. Jackson made a blind tag. Hager pulls Page out of the ring. Jackson with a straight right hand. Santana kicks Jackson in the face. Jackson responds with The Locomotion Northern Lights Suplex. Jackson and Page prepares for The Indy Taker. Hager again wisely pulls Page off the ring apron. Santana rolls Jackson over to pickup the victory.
Winner: (1-0) The Inner Circle via Pinfall
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