April 1, 2020
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Commentary Team (Cody Rhodes, Colt Cabana and Tony Schiavone)
Ring Announcer: Dasha Gonzalez
First Match: (18-6) Kenny Omega vs. (9-13) Trent Beretta w/Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy
Nice display of sportsmanship after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Beretta backs Omega into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Beretta pats Omega in the chest. Strong Lockup. Side HeadLock TakeOver Exchange. Omega drops Beretta with a shoulder tackle. Beretta drops down on the canvas. Beretta with a Leaping Meteora. Following a snap mare takeover, Beretta kicks Omega in the back. Omega shoves Beretta. Forearm Exchange. Omega kicks Beretta in the gut. Omega follows that with a snap mare takedown. Omega gives Beretta a taste of his own medicine. Omega repeatedly stomps on Beretta’s chest. Omega slams Beretta’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Omega is choking Beretta with his boot. Omega has complete control of the match.
Omega hammers down on the back of Beretta’s neck. Omega blasts Beretta with a knife edge chop. Omega whips Beretta across the ring. Beretta decks Omega with a back elbow smash. Beretta with a Driving Double Foot Stomp. Beretta lands The SpringBoard Asai MoonSault. Best Friend Hug. Omega responds with Rise Of The Terminator. Omega rolls Beretta back into the ring. Omega hits The Kotaro Krusher for a two count. Omega with a Running Pendulum BackBreaker. Omega stomps on Beretta’s chest. Omega kicks Beretta in the back. Omega with The Scoop BackBreaker for a two count. Omega punches Beretta in the back. Omega slams Beretta’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Omega whips Beretta back first into the turnbuckles. Omega applies a front face lock. Beretta with heavy bodyshots. Omega answers with clubbing blows to Beretta’s back. Omega with a Back Body Drop. Omega toys around with Beretta. Omega continues to work on Beretta’s back.
Beretta stomps on the right hand of Omega. Slugfest in the corner. Beretta abuses the referee’s five count. Beretta targets the injured right hand of Omega. Beretta with clubbing knee smashes. Following a snap mare takeover, Beretta works on his joint manipulation game. Omega heads to the outside. Beretta repeatedly stomps on the right hand of Omega. Beretta goes for a double knee drop, but Omega ducks out of the way. Omega back chops Beretta. Omega with a Delayed German Suplex on the floor. Omega tosses Beretta around the ringside area. Beretta with a back elbow smash. Omega BuckleBombs Beretta into the post. Omega rolls Beretta back into the ring. Omega with a Cross Legged Ushigoroshi for a two count. Omega goes for The Rolling Senton, but Beretta counters with a Tornado DDT. Beretta with a Running Elbow Smash. Beretta has Omega draped across the middle rope. Beretta back chops Omega. Beretta hits The Baseball Slide German Suplex.
Beretta with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike off the ring apron. Beretta sends Omega back first into the barricade. Beretta was distracted by Jimmy Havoc. Beretta applies a half nelson chin lock. Beretta kicks Omega in the face. Beretta with a forearm smash. Omega answers with a gut punch. Beretta drops Omega with a knee lift. Beretta applies The CrossFace. Omega is trying to build momentum. Second Forearm Exchange. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Omega goes for The Snap Dragon Suplex, but Beretta counters with The Half and Half Suplex. V-Trigger 1. Omega goes for a PowerBomb, but Beretta lands back on his feet. Beretta drills Omega with The Spike PileDriver for a two count. Omega avoids the running knee strike.
Beretta backs Omega into the turnbuckles. Omega slips over Beretta’s back. Omega denies The Tornado DDT. Omega with a Snap Dragon Suplex. Omega applies a waist lock. Beretta with four sharp elbow strikes. Beretta with an Inside Out Lariat. Beretta goes for Strong Zero, but Omega lands back on his feet. Omega PowerBombs Beretta. V-Trigger 2. Stalemate on the ring apron. Beretta unloads two knife edge chops. Beretta goes for The PileDriver, but Omega blocks it. Omega with a forearm smash. Beretta slips on the middle rope. Beretta with an Avalanche Release German Suplex. Beretta connects with The Running Knee Strike for a two count. Omega with clubbing blows to Beretta’s back. Omega drives his knee into the midsection of Beretta. V-Trigger 3. Omega plants Beretta with The One Winged Angel to pickup the victory.
Winner: (19-6) Kenny Omega via Pinfall
– Video recap of the BROKEN Matt Hardy/Chris Jericho Confrontation.
– Hikaru Shida Vignette.
Second Match: (10-5) Hikaru Shida vs. (0-0) Anna Jay
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Shida backs Jay into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Shida blocks a punch from Jay. Jay with a hair slap. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Shida applies a side headlock. Shida drops Jay with a shoulder tackle. Shida lunges over Jay. Jay goes for The Deep Arm-Drag, but Shida blocks it. Jay avoids the dropkick. Jay with a Pump Knee Strike. Jay goes for an Exploder Suplex, but Shida blocks it. Jay yanks on Shida’s hair. Jay kicks Shida in the gut. Shida hits The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Shida with a running knee lift. Shida is distracted by Dr. Britt Baker DMD. Baker is practicing social distancing to a certain extent. Jay with forearm shivers.
Shida shoves Jay. Shida drives her knee into the midsection of Jay. Jay slaps Shida in the face. Shida is pissed. Shida rocks Jay with a forearm smash. Shida tells Jay to get up. Shida goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Jay blocks it. Jay with a High Kick. Jay ducks a clothesline from Shida. Jay thrust kicks the right hamstring of Shida. Jay connects with The Running BlockBuster for a two count. Shida denies The Pump Kick. Shida ducks a clothesline from Jay. Jay dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. Jay rolls Shida over for a two count. Jay follows that with various pinning combinations. Shida applies The Triangle Choke. Shida with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Shida with a Running Knee Strike to the back of Jay’s head. Shida plants Jay with The Michinoku Driver to pickup the victory.
Winner: (11-5) Hikaru Shida via Pinfall
Jake The Snake Roberts Promo
Jon Moxley & Jake Hager Segment
This everyone will be a pure fight!@JonMoxley vs. @RealJakeHager in a #NoHoldBarred match for the #AEW World Championship!
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— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 2, 2020
Jake Hager: Jon Moxley is an idiot. He’s a fool to think that he could compete with me, does he know who I am and what I am capable of? I don’t care if you have the AEW World Championship on your shoulder, it doesn’t scare me.
Jon Moxley: I’m on top of the world right now, but I am a miserable pissed off bastard. I am a miserable son of a bitch, you know why? Because there are people in AEW, there are people all around the world, that wants this. AEW is the hottest wrestling promotion in the world and I’m the man on top. I have the biggest target on my back in the entire industry, that pisses me off. Because people want to take away what’s mine, what belongs to me, what belongs to the AEW Locker Room, what belongs to the fans of AEW, you want to take it away? And what’s worst, there are people out there, including Jake Hager, who think they can beat me and it’s not gonna happen.
Chris Jericho: Moxley made the mistake of saying, oh this championship is for the fans, we’re bringing pro wrestling back to the fans. That’s not what The Inner Circle thinks, we do everything for us.
Jon Moxley: I don’t need a posse, all right? I don’t walk around here with The PainMaker Posse. I’m a one man army, i’m a solider. I fight for All Elite Wrestling, for professional wrestling fans all around the world and I will defend this with my life.
Chris Jericho: He’s crazy, we know this. He’s a maverick, he’s a rebel and that’s what kinda of lead him down the path to get to become the AEW Champion. But if you remember three or four days later, we PowerBombed him off the stage, through a table and basically incapacitated him indefinitely.
Jon Moxley: He fired the first shot with his little cute PowerBomb, flanged me off the stage, nearly killed me, but he didn’t kill me.
Jake Hager: I am not here for cheers or applause, I am not here for fans to go home happy. I am here to win, I am here to inflict violence upon him and that’s exactly what will happen.
Jon Moxley: I know Jake Hager well. I’ve ridded the roads with Jake Hager. I listen to the Jerky Boys for hours on end with Jake Hager. I trained in the gym with Jake Hager. I know him inside and out, so i’m not scared of Jake Hager, but I do understand that this man could strangle me into unconsciousness with his bare hands. I understand that this man can separate consciousness from my body, with one shot.
Jake Hager: I had my hands all over Moxley and I felt him. I know he’s below me, I know that he’s not as strong as me and I know he doesn’t have the ruthless aggression that I have.
Sammy Guevara: Jake Hager, undefeated MMA Fighter, undefeated in AEW and most of all, he’s a monster.
Jon Moxley: I like to play dangerous games. I live a very dangerous live, I always have. These are the things I live for, these are the things I get off on. I sought out Jake Hager. Jake Hager didn’t find me, I knew he was coming after me eventually. I know The Inner Circle wants this back in their fold, I knew they were gonna send their big gun after me, so I came after him.
Sammy Guevara: It’s no surprise that Jake Hager wants to be AEW World Champion. Does that sound good? That sounds perfect, because he’s part of the inner circle, this is a family. So if he wants to be AEW World Champion, we are all gonna be AEW World Champion, as The Inner Circle.
Chris Jericho: I’m now gonna teach Moxley a lesson. I have a rematch against him, but i’m not gonna use that just yet because I want Jake Hager to beat the crap out of him and become the new AEW World Champion. We’re unified. This is not the elite, we don’t argue with each other, we don’t hit each other with our own finishing moves, we don’t drink on the job, we win matches, we win championships. And if Hager becomes the AEW World Champion, I think that’s the greatest thing that could ever happen, because it puts Moxley in his place and makes two champions in The Inner Circle.
Jake Hager: I think everyone who steps in that ring, has a big part of them that wants to be world champion, otherwise they wouldn’t be here. And that part has to be ruthless, has to be willing to do anything to earn that championship. Because if it’s nothing less than everything you have, it won’t be enough. Guarantee you, Mox will get everything Jake Hager has.
Jon Moxley: At the end of the day, he may be 260 pounds, he may be 6’4, he may basically be a living breathing semi-truck, but he’s just a man. There’s a formula, there’s a way, there’s some weakness, there’s an achilles heel, he’s just another Goliath. David is gonna have to find a way to slay this big bastard. I’m not looking for applause and a standing ovation after this match, i’m looking to fight Jake Hager.
Third Match: (0-0) Lance Archer vs. (5-10) Marko Stunt
Archer clotheslines Stunt before the bell rings. Archer throws Stunt into the turnbuckles. Archer slaps Stunt in the chest. Archer toys around with Stunt. Stunt is displaying his fighting spirit. Archer wants more punishment. Stunt with rapid fire haymakers. Archer drops Stunt with a forearm smash. Archer stands on Stunt’s face. Archer with a Release Vertical Suplex. Archer is choking Stunt with his left knee. Archer tells Stunt to quit.
Archer hits The Uranage Slam. Archer stares down Cabana. Stunt ducks a clothesline from Archer. Stunt sticks and moves. Stunt lands The Suicide Dive. Archer goes for The ChokeSlam, but Stunt lands back on his feet. Stunt with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Stunt follows that with Two Corner Dropkicks. Archer responds with The Pounce that sends Stunt out of the ring. Archer connects with The ChokeSlam for a two count. Archer plants Stunt with The Blackout to pickup the victory. After the match, Archer ChokeSlams Stunt into The Gunn Club and Orange Cassidy.
Winner: (1-0) Lance Archer via Pinfall
Brodie Lee Segment
Fourth Match: (2-0) The Natural Nightmares w/Brandi Rhodes vs. (0-0) The Dark Order (8 &9)
Marshall refuses to join The Dark Order. Marshall clocks 9 with a straight right hand. Marshall blasts 8 with a knife edge chop. Marshall applies a wrist lock. Marshall tags in Rhodes. Rhodes applies a side headlock. Rhodes drops 8 with a shoulder tackle. 8 drops down on the canvas. 8 goes for a leapfrog, but Rhodes counters with a deep arm-drag. Rhodes applies a wrist lock. Rhodes tags in Marshall. Double Irish Whip. Marshall delivers a gut punch. Rhodes follows that with a running knee lift. Marshall with The Standing Corkscrew Senton for a two count. Marshall makes another quick tag to Rhodes. Belly to Back Suplex/NeckBreaker Combination for a two count.
Rhodes ducks a clothesline from 9. Rhodes with a Belly to Back Toss. Rhodes tags in Marshall. Marshall with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Marshall with a knife edge chop. 8 reveres out of the irish whip from Marshall. 9 kicks Marshall in the back. 8 clotheslines Marshall for a one count. 8 sends Marshall to the corner. 8 with a corner clothesline. 8 tags in 9. 9 with forearm shivers. 9 with a blistering chop. 9 tags in 8. 8 repeatedly stomps on Marshall’s chest. The Dark Order continues to cut the ring in half. Marshall kicks 9 in the chest. Marshall with a BackBreaker/FlatLiner Combination. Marshall creates distance with a Vertical Suplex.
Marshall tags in Rhodes. Rhodes with two clotheslines. 9 reverses out of the irish whip from Rhodes. Rhodes with a Drop Down Uppercut. Rhodes follows that with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Rhodes hits The Running Bulldog. Rhodes knocks 8 out of the ring. Rhodes PowerSlams 9. Rhodes sends 8 tumbling to the floor. Rhodes with a Flying Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. Marshall with a SlingShot Pescado. The Natural Nightmares plants 9 with The Dominator/Running Cutter Combination to pickup the victory. After the match, Brodie Lee walks down to the ring. Lee stares down Rhodes. 9 begs for mercy. Lee PowerBombs 9. Lee is very disappointed.
Winner: (3-0) The Natural Nightmares via Pinfall
Chris Jericho Promo
Finally, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, Chris Jericho makes his appearance on Dynamite. But you might be wondering, why i’m at home in my palatial estate with a little bit of the bubbly? The reason for that is simple, today is a holiday. Much like Martin Luther King Day honors the great doctor. Veterans Days honors the great service men and women around the country. Today is April Fools Day and I never met a bigger group of fools in my life, than The Elite. I mean, think about it. Kenny Omega, the biggest pumpkin headed dip shit I’ve ever met in my life. Then we have Nick Jackson, at home with his little head injury. And of course, his new born baby. Congratulations Nick, maybe you should stay at home for the next year in a half or two years on maternity leave and hire your deadbeat brother Matt to mow your lawn while you’re at it.
Then there’s Hangman Page, haven’t seen him for weeks. He’s hunkered down tipsy in Tennessee, with Harry The Horse or whatever the hell his name was. And of course, you have the tiger king himself, Cody Exotic, the leader of this menagerie of miscreants and morons, who then does the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard in my life and fires Matt Hardy. Damascus, he’s 3,000 years old. Well, that’s good because you’re gonna need another 3,000 years to get over the embarrassment and the beating that The Inner Circle gives you. Cause don’t forget, once this virus is done and everything goes back to normal and I allow fans back to the AEW Arena, you’re still gonna have to face The Inner Circle in Blood and Guts. You’re still gonna have to face The Inner Circle, in one of the most dangerous matches known to man.
Vanguard 1, I knew you’d come. But i’m glad you did, because I gotta be honest with you, I said some pretty harsh words to you last week and I just really want to apologize. I’m very sorry. I just want that message to be clear. And I also want to be clear with you, I want you in The Inner Circle. And now that it’s you and me, I don’t want you to be nervous like last week. Think about it, I want you to wear the shit. Just put it on Vanguard and become part of The Inner Circle. What do you say? I mean look at this, you look good Vanguard, huh. Are you in? Should we shake on it? Wait, elbow to propeller. You come back here. You get back here Vanguard. Release The Hounds. You’re gonna regret this, Vanguard, i’m gonna get you. That little bastard stole my t-shirt.
Fifth Match: (12-5-1) Cody Rhodes & (9-8-1) Darby Allin vs. (8-12) Sammy Guevara & (6-11) Shawn Spears
Allin and Guevara will start things off. Guevara plays mind games with Allin. Guevara tags in Spears. Spears wants a piece of Cody Rhodes and he’ll get his wish. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rhodes backs Spears into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Spears applies a side headlock. Rhodes grabs Spears mohawk. Spears drops Rhodes with a shoulder tackle. Rhodes responds with a Pump Kick. Rhodes applies a wrist lock. Rhodes tags in Allin. Allin with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Allin applies a wrist lock. Spears rocks Allin with a forearm smash. Spears tags in Guevara. Guevara changes his mind because he would rather vlog during the match. Guevara wants Brandi to kiss him. Brandi snatches Guevara. Allin with a running back elbow smash into the barricade. Spears delivers a gut punch. Spears punches Allin in the back. Spears rolls Allin back into the ring. Allin ducks under two clotheslines from Spears. Allin with a front dropkick. Allin tags in Rhodes.
Rhodes kicks Spears in the midsection. Guevara charges into the ring and eats a forearm smash from Allin. Rhodes kicks Guevara in the gut. Rhodes follows that with The Drop Down Uppercut. Allin and Rhodes with Stereo Suicide Dives. Rhodes stomps on Spears chest. Rhodes rolls Spears back into the ring. Rhodes with a wrist lock takedown. Rhodes maintains wrist control. Rhodes sends Spears shoulder first into the top turnbuckle pad. Rhodes tags in Allin. Allin works on the left wrist of Spears. Allin applies an arm-bar. Allin brings Spears to the corner. Rhodes tags himself in. Rhodes with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Rhodes stares down Guevera. Rhodes slams Spears head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rhodes applies a wrist lock. Spears drives his knee into the midsection of Rhodes. Spears tags in Guevara. Rhodes with an arm-drag takedown. Rhodes immediately tags in Allin.
Allin blasts Guevara with a knife edge chop. Guevara kicks Allin in the gut. Allin unloads two knife edge chops. Allin applies a side headlock. Allin tags in Rhodes. Rhodes delivers a gut punch. Rhodes slaps Guevara in the chest. Rhodes with a straight right hand. Rhodes wraps the left knee of Guevara around the middle rope. The referee admonishes Rhodes. Rhodes hits The Delayed Front Suplex. Rhodes tags in Allin. Wish Bone Attack. Allin whips Guevara to the corner. Allin with a running forearm smash. Allin applies a front face lock. Guevara drives Allin back first into the turnbuckles. Guevara with clubbing shoulder blocks. Guevara with a knife edge chop. Guevara tags in Spears. Spears and Guevara starts cutting the ring in half. Spears applies a wrist lock. Allin reverses the hold. Allin is displaying his fighting spirit. The referee is distracted by Rhodes. Standing Switch Exchange. Allin goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Guevara counters with a Running Knee Strike. Spears tags in Guevara.
Guevara repeatedly stomps on Allin’s chest. Guevara throws Allin into the ringside barricade. Guevara slams Allin’s head on the ring apron. Guevara with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Guevara applies a rear chin lock. Allin gets back to a vertical base. Allin decks Guevara with a JawBreaker. Guevara with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Guevara tags in Spears. Spears stomps on Allin’s chest. Spears drops Allin with a blistering chop. Gambling during a tag team match? Spears with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Spears tags in Guevara. Guevara holds Allin up in the air for 15 seconds. Guevara with another Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Can Spears hold Allin up in the air for 20 seconds? Allin with an inside cradle for a two count. Spears stops Allin in his tracks. Spears kicks Allin in the gut. Spears goes for The SlingShot Suplex, but Allin counters with a Desperation Vertical Suplex. Spears tags in Guevara. Guevara goes for The Standing Shooting Star Press, but Allin counters with a Back Body Drop. Allin tags in Rhodes.
Rhodes runs around Guevara. Rhodes with a running forearm smash. Rhodes ducks a clothesline from Guevara. Guevara goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Rhodes lands back on his feet. Rhodes nails Spears with The Disaster Kick. Rhodes dives over Guevara. Rhodes PowerSlams Guevara for a two count. Rhodes hits The Cody Cutter for a two count. Brandi collects another weight belt. Rhodes applies The SharpShooter. Rhodes follows that with a Figure Four Leg Lock, but Spears is not the legal man. Guevara breaks the submission with a Running Shooting Star Press. Guevara goes for The SpringBoard Cutter, but Rhodes counters with The CrossRhodes. Spears pulls Rhodes out of the ring. Spears launches Rhodes over the ringside barricade. Allin with a SlingShot Pescado. Jimmy Havoc, Kip Sabian, Penelope Ford and Britt Baker starts ganging up on Rhodes behind the referee’s back. Havoc rakes the eyes of Rhodes. Spears transitions into a ground and pound attack on the floor. That allows Guevara and Spears to regain control of the match during the commercial break.
Spears with a Belly to Back Suplex on the ring apron. Spears tags in Guevara. Guevara with a SlingShot Senton for a two count. Guevara applies a front face lock. Guevara with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Guevara follows that with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Guevara tags in Spears. Spears toys around with Rhodes. Rhodes with three haymakers. Spears drives Rhodes back first into the turnbuckles. Spears repeatedly stomps on Rhodes chest. Spears is choking Rhodes with his boot. Guevara attacks Rhodes behind the referee’s back. Spears taunts Allin. Spears tags in Guevara. Guevara stands on the back of Rhodes neck. Guevara slams Rhodes head on the top turnbuckle pad. Guevara tags in Spears. Spears with a forearm smash into the midsection of Rhodes. Spears transitions into a corner mount. Rhodes with a back door escape. Rhodes dumps Spears face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Rhodes and Spears are trading back and forth shots. Spears kicks Rhodes in the gut. Rhodes knocks Guevara off the ring apron. Rhodes kicks Spears in the face. Rhodes lands The MoonSault. Rhodes tags in Allin.
Allin with a Double Missile Dropkick. Allin unloads a series of running elbow smashes in the corner. Allin follows that with a SpringBoard Double Coffin Drop. Spears inadvertently clotheslines Guevara over the top rope. Allin sends Spears tumbling to the floor. Allin lands The Suicide Dive. Spears catches Allin in mid-air. Spears throws Allin into the ringside barricade. Spears has Allin draped across the barricade. Guevara delivers a Missile Dropkick off the ring apron. Rhodes responds with The Suicide Dive. Spears connects with The C4. Guevara and Spears are double teaming. Allin with a Massive Coffin Drop off the pole. Guevara attacks Allin from behind. Guevara sends Allin crashing to the outside. Rhodes punches Guevara in the back. Rhodes with an Avalanche Reverse Suplex. Spears lands The Frog Splash. Guevara gives Spears a steel chair. Spears engages in a tug of war with Allin. Allin is distracted by Guevara. Guevara rolls Allin with a hand full of tights to pickup the victory. After the match, Allin is visibly upset. Allin clocks Rhodes with a forearm smash. Allin heads to the backstage area to close the show.
Winner: (9-12) Sammy Guevara & (7-11) Shawn Spears via Pinfall
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