March 25, 2020
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Commentary Team (Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, Tony Schiavone)
Ring Announcer: Brandi Rhodes
First Match: (11-5-1) Cody Rhodes vs. (6-5) Jimmy Havoc
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Havoc applies a side headlock. Havoc runs into Rhodes. Rhodes drops Havoc with a shoulder tackle. Havoc drops down on the canvas. Rhodes sends Havoc across the ring. Havoc avoids the deep arm-drag. Havoc with The La Magistral for a one count. Leg Sweep Exchange. Havoc with a deep arm-drag. Havoc works on his joint manipulation game. Havoc grabs the left shoulder of Rhodes. Rhodes backs Havoc into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Havoc reverses out of the irish whip from Rhodes. Rollup Exchange. Havoc gathers himself in the corner. Nice display of sportsmanship. Havoc with a straight right hand. Havoc is choking Rhodes with his right knee. The referee admonishes Havoc. Rhodes with two haymakers. Havoc answers with a forearm smash. Rhodes negates The Acid Rain Maker. Rhodes hits The Cody Cutter.
Rhodes applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Havoc pulls on the left earlobe of Rhodes. Havoc breaks the submission with a desperation eye poke. Rhodes dumps Havoc out of the ring. Rhodes lands The Suicide Dive. Rhodes tosses Havoc around the ringside area. Rhodes rolls Havoc back into the ring. Havoc brings Rhodes towards the commentary area. Havoc starts providing his own commentary. Havoc uppercuts the tongue of Rhodes. Rhodes kicks Havoc in the gut. Rhodes with a Drop Down Uppercut. Rhodes slams Havoc’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Havoc responds with Two Japanese Arm-Drags into the turnbuckles. Havoc with a forearm smash. Havoc stomps on the left elbow of Rhodes. Havoc has complete control of the match. Havoc is mauling Rhodes in the corner. Rhodes launches Havoc over the top rope.
Rhodes dumps Havoc ribs first on the top rope. Rhodes follows that with a Running Lariat from the tunnel. Rhodes with a wrist lock takedown. Rhodes with a Toss Away Suplex. Rhodes goes for The Disaster Kick, but Havo counters with The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Rhodes reaches the bottom rope to force the break. Rhodes kicks Havoc in the gut. Havoc negates The Cross Rhodes. Havoc kicks the left wrist of Rhodes. Havoc starts bending Rhodes fingers. Havoc connects with The Acid Rain Maker for a two count. Havoc with rapid fire bodyshots. Rhodes gets Havoc crotched on the top turnbuckle. Rhodes with an Avalanche Reverse Suplex. Rhodes plants Havoc with Two Cross Rhodes to pickup the victory.
Winner: (12-5-1) Cody Rhodes via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) March 26, 2020
Jake The Snake Roberts Promo
Second Match: (7-8-1) Darby Allin vs. (6-9) Kip Sabian w/Penelope Ford
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Allin applies a side headlock. Allin drops Sabian with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Sabian regroups in the corner. Strong lockup. Allin grabs another side headlock. Allin ducks under two clotheslines from Sabian. Allin rolls Sabian over for a two count. Allin’s speed is getting Sabian flustered. Sabian signals for the test of strength. Sabian kicks Allin in the gut. Sabian applies a side headlock. Sabian with a shoulder tackle. Allin drops down on the canvas. Sabian leapfrogs over Allin. Allin with a Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Sabian is favoring his back on the outside. Ford pulls Sabian out of harms way. Sabian throws Allin into the barricade. Sabian drives Allin back first into the edge of the ring frame. Sabian kicks Allin in the gut. Sabian rolls Allin back into the ring. Sabian with the cover for a two count. Sabian repeatedly stomps on Allin’s chest.
Ford chokes Allin behind the referee’s back. Sabian whips Allin into the turnbuckles. Allin with an inside cradle for a two count. Allin with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Allin applies a side headlock. Sabian with a Belly to Back Suplex. Following a snap mare takeover, Sabian drives his knee into Allin’s back. Sabian applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Allin with heavy bodyshots. Sabian hits The BackStabber for a two count. Sabian kicks Allin out of the ring. Ford with a boot to the midsection of Allin. Sabian rolls Allin back into the ring. Sabian goes for Deathly Hollows, but Allin lands back on his feet. Allin with rapid fire palm strikes. Sabian reverses out of the irish whip from Allin. Allin decks Sabian with a back elbow smash. Allin kicks Sabian in the face. Allin delivers The ShotGun Dropkick.
Allin with a Running Elbow Smash. Allin with The Flipping Stunner for a two count. Allin applies a front face lock. Sabian bullrushes Allin into the turnbuckles. Sabian with clubbing shoulder blocks. Sabian applies The Ring Post Stretch. Allin avoids The SpringBoard Enzuigiri. Ford stops Allin in his tracks. Allin lands The Suicide Dive. Allin throws Sabian back inside the ring. Ford continues to run interference. Sabian with a SpringBoard Enzuigiri. Sabian follows that with The Draping Vertical Suplex for a two count. Sabian toys around with Allin. Allin with forearm shivers. Sabian with a Pop Up Knee Strike. Sabian drops Allin with The Rolling Elbow for a two count. Allin with a double leg takedown. Allin plants Sabian with The Last Supper to pickup the victory.
Winner: (8-8-1) Darby Allin via Pinfall
– Jake Hager Vignette
Third Match: (4-0) Jake Hager vs. (0-0) Chico Adams
Hager ducks a clothesline from Adams. Hager with a waist lock go-behind. Hager repeatedly sends Adams shoulder first into the steel ring post. Hager lands The Vader Bomb. Hager drives his left knee into Adams back. Hager goes for a Bodyslam, but Adams lands back on his feet. Adams with a forearm smash. Adams side steps Hager into the turnbuckles. Adams levels Hager with a Body Avalanche. Hager connects with The Uranage Slam. Hager makes Adam pass out to The Sitting Head/Arm Triangle Choke. After the match, Jon Moxley walks down to the ring. Moxley starts brawling with Hager. Moxley drops Hager with The Death Rider. Hager responds with The Ankle Lock. Moxley sends Hager out of the ring. Moxley tries to hit Hager with the AEW World Championship. Moxley tells Hager to bring it. Hager heads to the backstage area.
Winner: (5-0) Jake Hager via Submission
Jon Moxley Promo
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) March 26, 2020
Brodie Lee Segment
What would you give to have dinner with The Exalted One @ThisBrodieLee..?
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) March 26, 2020
Fourth Match: (0-0) Brodie Lee w/The Dark Order vs. (2-7) QT Marshall
Lee starts things off with a Running Boot. Lee kicks Marshall out of the ring. Lee dumps Marshall face first on the ring apron. Lee throws Marshall into the steel barricade. Lee blasts Marshall with a knife edge chop. Lee rakes the eyes of Marshall. Lee rolls Marshall back into the ring. Lee with a SlingShot Senton. Lee with two running elbow smashes. Lee follows that with Two Vertical Suplex’s. Lee with a sliding forearm smash across the back of Marshall. Marshall is throwing haymakers at Lee. Marshall kicks Lee in the chest. Marshall with Two Step Up Enzuigiri’s. Marshall dives over Lee. Lee connects with The Black Hole Slam. Lee pulls Marshall up by his ears. Lee gets Marshall in position for The Sister Abigail. Lee plants Marshall with The Discus Lariat to pickup the victory.
Winner: (1-0) Brodie Lee via Pinfall
VANGUARD 1 v 2.0
LOCATION: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
SUBJECT: Nicholas Jackson
RECOVERY: 61% pic.twitter.com/sLq72fouw2
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) March 26, 2020
Fifth Match: (17-6) Kenny Omega (c) vs. (7-11) Sammy Guevara For The AAA Mega Championship
Sammy Guevara has a custom made fan section inside Daily’s Place. Collar and Elbow Tie up. Guevara backs Omega into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Guevara with a waist lock takedown. Guevara grapples around Omega. Guevara applies a front face lock. Omega applies a wrist lock. Guevara pie faces Omega. Omega answers with a waist lock takedown. Omega gives Guevara a taste of his own medicine. Guevara regroups in the corner. Guevara with a double leg takedown. Guevara applies a front face lock. Wrist Lock Exchange. Omega with a Wrist Lock Suplex. Guevara pops back on his feet. Guevara with a deep arm-drag. Guevara leapfrogs over Omega. Guevara backflips over Omega. Guevara dropkicks Omega to the floor. Guevara strikes a pose. Guevara ducks a clothesline from Omega. Guevara rakes the eyes of Omega. Guevara with a basement dropkick. Guevara sends Omega shoulder first into the steel ring post. Guevara starts working on the left shoulder of Omega.
Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Guevara with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Guevara resets the referee’s ten count. Guevara avoids the barricade following the irish whip reversal from Omega. Guevara rocks Omega with a forearm smash. Guevara slams the injured shoulder of Omega on the barricade. Guevara is obsessed with Brandi Rhodes. Guevara rolls Omega back into the ring. Guevara puts her knees on the back of Omega’s neck. Guevara whips Omega across the ring. Guevara scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. Guevara applies a rear chin lock. Guevara is choking Omega with his boot. Guevara catapults Omega throat across the bottom rope. Guevara uses the middle rope as a weapon. Omega is trying to build momentum. Guevara kicks the left shoulder of Omega. Forearm Exchange. Guevara hooks the outside leg for a two count. Guevara dumps Omega out of the ring. Guevara slams Omega’s shoulder on the barricade. Guevara continues to flirt with Brandi.
Omega with a forearm smash. Omega goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Guevara lands back on his feet. Guevara ducks a clothesline from Omega. Brandi slaps Guevara in the face. Omega with a Snap Vertical Suplex on the floor. Omega repeatedly sends Guevara chest first into the steel ring steps. Omega with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Omega is lighting up Guevara’s chest. Omega hammers down on the back of Guevara’s neck. Omega sends Guevara across the ring. Guevara avoids The Jumping Back Elbow Smash. Guevara applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Guevara repeatedly stomps on the left shoulder of Omega. Guevara goes for The Standing MoonSault, but Omega ducks out of the way. Omega unloads two knife edge chops. Omega kicks Guevara in the gut. Omega HeadButts Guevara. Omega goes for The Rolling Senton, but Guevara starts biting his fingers. Guevara with The Belly to Back/PK Combination for a two count. Guevara targets the right hand of Omega.
Guevara with the cover for a two count. Guevara applies a Modified Cobra Clutch. Omega uses his elbow to escape the hold. Guevara with a Big Lariat. Guevara with a straight right hand. Guevara goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Omega blocks it. Short-Arm Reversal by Omega. Omega drops Guevara with a forearm smash. Omega with forearm shivers. Guevara reverses out of the irish whip from Omega. Guevara with clubbing shoulder blocks. Omega kicks Guevara in the face. Omega slips over Guevara’s back. Guevara dives over Omega. Guevara with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Omega avoids The Double MoonSault. Guevara goes for The Standing Shooting Star Press, but Omega gets his knees up in the air. Second Forearm Exchange. Omega hammers down on the back of Guevara’s neck. Omega with a Vertical Suplex. Third Forearm Exchange. Omega applies a waist lock. Guevara with three sharp elbow strikes. Omega violently kicks Guevara into the turnbuckles. Omega with two double axe handle strikes. Guevara with a Spinning Back Kick. Omega responds with an Inside Out Double Axe Handle Strike for a two count.
Guevara desperately holds onto the top rope. Omega ducks a clothesline from Guevara. Omega dropkicks the left knee of Guevara. Omega hits The Kotaro Krusher for a two count. Guevara denies The Snap Dragon Suplex. Omega slaps Guevara in the back. Guevara with a Roll Through Double Foot Stomp. Guevara follows that with The Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Omega kicks Guevara in the face. Omega launches Guevara over the top rope. Guevara hits the injured right hand of Omega. Guevara with an Apron Enzuigiri. Guevara drops Omega with The SpringBoard Cutter. Guevara lands The Corkscrew Plancha. Guevara goes for a SpringBoard CodeBreaker, but Omega counters with The Mid-Air PowerBomb. V-Trigger 1.
Omega goes for The Jay Driller, but Guevara counters with a Hurricanrana. Guevara with The Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. Guevara goes for The Shooting Star Press, but Omega ducks out of the way. V-Trigger 2. Guevara bites the right hand of Omega. V-Trigger 3. Standing Switch Exchange. Omega goes for The Snap Dragon Suplex, but Guevara lands back on his feet. Omega denies The Pump Kick. Guevara nails Omega with a Standing Hook Kick. Guevara with a Burning Hammer/GTS Combination. V-Trigger 4. Omega connects with The Jay Driller for a two count. V-Trigger 5. Omega plants Guevara with The One Winged Angel to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still AAA Mega Champion, Kenny Omega via Pinfall
Chris Jericho & BROKEN Matt Hardy Confrontation
Chris Jericho: So here we are, AEW Dynamite. And last week even in these uncertain times, one of the biggest shows in AEW History with two huge debut appearances. One of course, The Exalted One, Brodie Lee. The other was Matt Hardy. It was in this ring when he appeared right there and pledged his allegiance to The ELITE. Those arrogant son’s of bitches got Matt Hardy to join their team and take a place out of that idiot, Nick Jackson. But I don’t think Matt really understands what he’s dealing with here, so that’s why i’m gonna give Matt a chance, since i’ve known him for almost 25 years, to make the right decision, the decision to join The Inner Circle. So Matt Hardy, I know you’re somewhere in this arena, in this venue, so come out now, Matt. Make your appearance. Come on down Matt Hardy.
– We see Vanguard 1 flying over the ring.
Chris Jericho: All right, Vanguard 1. I’m glad you showed up guard, cause I got something to tell you. First of all, I don’t like you. I’ve never liked you, I don’t like what you stand far, I don’t like your beliefs, I think you’re arrogant, I don’t appreciate your political views on social media, you’re a piece of shit Vanguard. Yea, you heard me, you’re a piece of trash. And in even though I don’t like you, I respect you. And that’s why I’m asking you, to join The Inner Circle. Think about it Vanguard, all the power will lie in the propellers. Your propellers will be spinning. All the money you’re gonna make, you will be pouring bubbly down your gas tank, all those instagram drone models will be flocking around wherever you go, you will be smoking the finest of mechanical cigars. Come on Vanguard, for old times sakes, join The Inner Circle. What do you say man? Fly this way. Hey, you come back here Vanguard. You come back here you son of a bitch, you’re gonna regret this. You tell Matt Hardy….
– We see BROKEN Matt Hardy teleport into the ring.
BROKEN Matt Hardy: Maker of pain, you knew i’d come.
Chris Jericho: Of course I knew you’d come because we had booked this segment last week. How did you do that?
BROKEN Matt Hardy: Because I am magic.
Chris Jericho: Like I said, listen, very impressive. You are very impressive, Matt. One of the hottest free agents in the world coming to AEW. It’s a huge honor for us, but I just wanna explain how things work here in AEW. This is my show. This company was built on my back, this company was organized by me, it was raised by me, it was put to the mainstream by me. So when you show up to AEW, i’m the one that you want to align yourself with, not the arrogant son’s of bitches in The ELITE. I hope you understand that.
BROKEN Matt Hardy: No, I understand. The reason I assisted The ELITE last week, is because I owe The Bucks Of Youth, a debt. The Bucks Of Youth are who resurrected, BROKEN Matt Hardy. I am here because of them and I owed them a debt. On top of that, i’ve seen the chaos that you and The Inner Circle are creating here in All Elite Wrestling. This place, for me, AEW represents, freedom. It is my Arcadia !! And I cannot allow you and The Inner Circle to run roughshod and ruin this paradise. It must be protected at all cost.
Chris Jericho: Okay Matt, I want to tell you something. You talk about resurrecting your career, I resurrect careers. I resurrected Jake Hager’s career, I brought Jon Moxley here, I made Sammy Guevara, I made Santana, I made Ortiz and I can make you. You understand what i’m saying, Matt? Listen, everybody makes mistakes. Especially since you’re the new guy in town, second day on the job, you deserve a mulligan, as they say in the sport of golf. So, i’m gonna give you another shot, once again. Don’t align yourself with The ELITE, join The Inner Circle.
BROKEN Matt Hardy: Last week, I was simply repaying my debt. Chris, I don’t think you understand what you’re looking at. You may recognize my vessel, you may know my name, but there’s a different entity, a different essence behind the wheel. I am Damascus and Damascus is over 3,000 years old. When it comes to creating chaos, violence and brutality, I am practically perfect.
Chris Jericho: Alright, Damascus, if you’re 3,000 years old, that means you’re very wise obviously. Hey, listen, I understand what you’re doing here. I understand the reinvention, no one understands reinventing themselves more than me, Chris Jericho, right? But when I see you with the gothic cloak and the interesting hair style. I like the red dash by the way, that’s very sassy. Point being is this, outside you look very different, but inside you’re still the same Matt Hardy that i’ve known for 25 years.
BROKEN Matt Hardy: I could say the same for you, like the chameleon, you have changed many times over the last two decades that i’ve known you, but inside you are still an evil essence, rotten to the core, truly a hole of the ass.
Chris Jericho: Once again, you’re missing this Matt, like you always have your entire career. You’re the same old Matt Hardy, always a step behind, never quite on top, always living in the shadow. Living in the shadow of your younger brother, living in the shadow of bad booking and now you are living in the shadow of le champion.
BROKEN Matt Hardy: I am in nobody’s shadow, as a matter of fact, maker of pain, my broken brilliance is shining brighter than ever.
Chris Jericho: Okay, great, then apply that broken brilliance and that wisdom from being 3,000 years old and make the right choice. I’m gonna give you one more chance, i’m gonna ask you one last time. Are you ELITE? Are You Inner Circle?
Broken Matt and Chris Jericho starts bickering with each other.
Chris Jericho: Stop! There’s nobody here. There’s nobody here to chant your stupid catchphrase, you understand me?
BROKEN Matt Hardy: That’s where you are wrong, there are essences everywhere in this venue, it is full of essences. And I know typically when you come to the ring, the AEW audience like to sing along with your theme song, Judas. Ironically enough, I knew the real judas, he betrayed me as well. But I think all of these essences and the AEW audience at home, they should sing a new song for you. It goes like this, you and Inner Circle shall fade away and classify yourselves as obsolete, OBSOLETE!
Chris Jericho: Once again Matt, nobody here. I banned all fans from AEW shows until I say so. There’s nobody here.
BROKEN Matt Hardy: There are souls, there are essences everywhere here. Just because you can’t see them, don’t mean that they’re not here. For instance, look over there in 15 C, there is one of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln. On this day will not lie, Matt Hardy will not die. Over there, Martin Luther King, he still has a dream. They are everywhere
Chris Jericho: Okay listen, I don’t see anybody in the crowd.
BROKEN Matt Hardy: Just because you can’t see them, doesn’t mean they’re not there. Just because you don’t have faith, because you don’t belief, doesn’t mean that they’re not there. Yes, take off your sun glasses because I want you to look ahead and I want you to get a long hard wonderful look at the essence, the entity that is going to DELETE, you and The Inner Circle.
Chris Jericho: Okay, I can’t really see an entity in there? Is it there somewhere? I can’t see anything, it’s just the same old Matt Hardy. Maybe I should smack it out of you.
– Jericho slaps Hardy in the face. Hardy responds with a big haymaker. Sammy Guevara attacks Hardy from behind. Guevara transitions into a ground and pound attack. Cody Rhodes and Kenny Omega storms into the ring with steel chairs to make the save as the show goes off air.
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