April 15, 2020
One Fall Power Factory
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Commentary Team (Tony Schiavone and Chris Jericho)
Ring Announcer: Dasha Gonzalez
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) April 16, 2020
Jake The Snake Roberts & Colt Cabana Promo
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 15, 2020
Jake The Snake Roberts: You know, when this whole thing came about, TNT coming up with this championship and wanting to put somebody out there in front, I think it was made for us. I’ll tell you why. They would love to have a Lance Archer out there in front, you want to take something to a party, take him into the party. Everybody’s gonna look, everybody’s gonna bow down. When he walks into a place, he commands attention. Lance was made for this. In our minds, that championship belt is a ball.
Do you really want to come try and take this ball away from that dog? Lance is going to enjoy this, because each time he ins, he knows he’s gonna be getting a little bit closer to what we want. Oh, Colt Cabana, i’ve watched you for years. Hell, I know what you’re capable of and you got some stuff, but not near good enough. You look at Lance Archer, 275 pounds of raw steel, man. He’s got an attitude, he’s got a chip on his shoulder and he’s pissed off. He’s got something none you of people have, he’s a frigging animal. Listen to me or regret it.
Colt Cabana: I’ve known what i’ve done in my career, where i’ve been, my past, the experiences that i’ve had. For me, I excepted to come in, to have an undefeated record, to be someone that fans are talking about going, oh, he’s good. But I feel there was a lower expectation on me from people within the company and maybe even a separate demographic of fans and now i’m blowing their expectations. But not for me, I’ve always known that i’m a great competitor, a great wrestler. Yeah, a little charismatic, a little over top, a little fun. My whole career, I have been a fight from the bottom guy. Prove my work, show my worth. Lance Archer, okay, dominant in Japan, right?
So we want him here in AEW, the guy’s been dominating the far east for so long, we’re gonna bring him finally back to America so he can prove himself. What about me? I’ve been dominant in Japan for over 15 years. I’ve been wrestling for a long time. I’ve seen him around the world. I am prepared for this man no matter how big, no matter how tough, but that is the beauty in this story. Come from underneath, show my worth and prove myself. Right now, I’m solely concentrating on Lance Archer. I’m not looking past Lance Archer. And i’m gambling on myself in this tournament and i’m gambling on myself to be the TNT Champion.
First Match: (2-0) Lance Archer vs. (3-0) Colt Cabana In A Quarter-Final Round Match In The Inaugural TNT Championship Tournament
Archer punches Cabana in the face during his entrance. Archer slowly takes his coat off. Cabana with forearm shivers. Archer drops Cabana with a forearm smash. Cabana ducks a clothesline from Archer. Cabana with a running forearm smash. Archer reverses out of the irish whip from Cabana. Cabana crawls under Archer. Cabana with a chop/forearm combination. Archer responds with a shoulder tackle. Cabana with a low bridge that sends Archer to the ring apron. Cabana knocks Archer off the apron. Archer regroups on the outside. Cabana is playing mind games with Archer. Cabana ducks a clothesline from Archer. Cabana with a double hand chop. Cabana applies a wrist lock. Cabana side steps Archer into the turnbuckles.
Cabana goes for The Flying Asshole, but Archer counters with The Full Nelson Slam for a two count. Archer toys around with Cabana. Archer rakes the eyes of Cabana. The referee admonishes Archer. Cabana unloads three knife edge chops. Archer drops Cabana with a short-arm clothesline. Archer with clubbing blows to Cabana’s chest. Archer slaps Cabana in the chest. Archer with two haymakers. Archer is mauling Cabana in the corner. Archer kicks Cabana in the face. Haymaker Exchange. Archer drags Cabana to the corner. Archer with a Twisting Splash for a two count. Archer with a straight right hand. Archer has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Archer with a Running Boot.
Archer paint brushes Cabana. Cabana kicks Archer in the gut. Archer answers with a gut punch. Archer clotheslines Cabana. Archer goes for The Frog Splash, but Cabana ducks out of the way. Cabana with a double boot to the chest of Archer. Cabana with a high elbow smash. Cabana follows that with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Cabana lands The Flying Asshole. Cabana with a Double Jump Splash for a two count. Cabana unloads a flurry of right jabs. Archer is smiling at Cabana. Cabana negates The ChokeSlam. Cabana hits The Bionic Elbow. Archer connects with The Pounce. Archer ChokeSlams Cabana. Cabana decks Archer with another bionic elbow. Archer has Cabana perched on the top turnbuckle. Archer plants Cabana with The Blackout to pickup the victory.
Winner: (3-0) Lance Archer via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 15, 2020
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) April 16, 2020
Second Match: (10-7) Britt Baker vs. (0-1) Cassandra Golden
Baker thrust kicks the left knee of Golden. Baker SuperKicks Golden. Baker poses for the crowd. Baker talks smack to Golden. Baker puts her knee on the back of Golden’s neck. Baker makes Golden bite the bottom rope. Baker connects with The DMD Stomp to pickup the victory.
Winner: (11-7) Britt Baker via Pinfall
– AEW Double Or Nothing 2020 Vignette.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 15, 2020
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 16, 2020
Third Match: (9-12) Sammy Guevara vs. (0-1) Suge D
Guevara has a conversation with referee Aubrey Edwards. Guevara with a waist lock go-behind. Guevara with a waist lock takedown. Guevara grapples around Suge. Guevara flexes his muscles. Guevara is playing mind games with Suge. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Guevara backs Suge into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Guevara applies a side headlock. Suge transitions into a wrist lock. Suge slaps Guevara in the chest. Suge with The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Suge starts dancing. Guevara nails Suge with a Pump Knee Strike. Guevara punches Suge in the back. Guevara has Suge draped across the ring apron. Guevara kicks Suge in the back. Guevara rolls Suge back into the ring. Guevara with The Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Guevara stands on the back of Suge’s neck. Guevara kicks the bottom rope against the throat of Suge. Guevara toys around with Suge.
Guevara gets Suge in the fireman’s carry position. Guevara squats in the center of the ring. Guevara hits The Samoan Drop for a two count. Suge with heavy bodyshots. Guevara with a high knee strike. Guevara backs Suge into the ropes. Guevara blasts Suge with a knife edge chop. Suge with an inside cradle for a two count. Guevara with a running clothesline. Guevara follows that with a Jericho Style Cover for a two count. Guevara with a blistering chop. Guevara whips Suge across the ring. Suge side steps Guevara into the turnbuckles. Suge ducks a corner clothesline from Guevara. Suge delivers his combination offense. Suge with a Running European Uppercut. Suge goes for an Exploder Suplex, but Guevara blocks it. Guevara decks Suge with a back elbow smash. Guevara with a Running High Knee Strike. Guevara connects with The Argentine GTS to pickup the victory.
After the match, Sammy Guevara grabs a microphone. Guevara wants to provide a spoiler for the TNT Championship Tournament. Sammy Guevara beats the shit out of Darby Allin. Guevara calls Allin a face painted weirdo. Guevara is raining down haymakers. Guevara repeatedly stomps on Suge’s face. Darby Allin storms into the ring to make the save.
Winner: (10-12) Sammy Guevara via Pinfall
Fourth Match: (7-10) Kip Sabian w/Penelope Ford vs. (8-11) Chuck Taylor w/Orange Cassidy
Taylor duck walks around the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Taylor applies a wrist lock. Sabian reverses the hold. Taylor maintains wrist control. Taylor with a side headlock takeover. Sabian answers with the headscissors escape. Sabian with a waist lock go-behind. Taylor takes out the legs of Sabian. Taylor floats over into a front face lock. Sabian applies a wrist lock. Taylor grabs a side headlock. Taylor drops Sabian with a shoulder tackle. Taylor flexes his muscles. Sabian drops down on the canvas. Sabian leapfrogs over Taylor. Sabian goes for a Hip Toss, but Taylor counters with a single leg takedown. Taylor applies the single leg crab. Sabian reaches the bottom rope to force the break. Sabian regroups on the outside.
Sabian with a SpringBoard Enzuigiri. Sabian repeatedly stomps on Taylor’s back. Sabian with a straight right hand. Sabian with the irish whip. Taylor kicks Sabian in the face. Taylor pays homage to Orange Cassidy. Taylor bodyslams Sabian. Taylor follows that with a running fist drop for a two count. Taylor unloads two knife edge chops. Sabian launches Taylor over the rope. Sabian with a fake out knee strike. Taylor avoids The Baseball Slide Dropkick. Taylor kicks Sabian in the gut. Taylor hits The X Plex on the ring apron for a two count. Taylor goes for The MoonSault, but Sabian ducks out of the way. Sabian with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick for a two count. Sabian stomps on Taylor’s back. Sabian whips Taylor across the ring. Sabian with a Running European Uppercut. Sabian with a Running Enzuigiri. Rolling Snap Mare/PK Combination for a two count. Sabian dumps Taylor out of the ring. Penelope Ford kicks Taylor in the chest. Sabian taunts Orange Cassidy.
Ford continues to attack Taylor behind the referee’s back. Sabian hooks the outside leg for a two count. Sabian repeatedly drives his knee into Taylor’s back. Sabian applies the bow and arrow stretch. Taylor kicks Sabian in the gut. Taylor with forearm shivers. Sabian drives his knee into the midsection of Taylor. Sabian puts Taylor on the top turnbuckle. Taylor decks Sabian with three back elbow smashes. Taylor goes for The MoonSault, but Sabian ducks out of the way. Taylor with The Falcon Arrow. Taylor delivers his combination offense. Sabian negates The Awful Kick. Sabian punches Taylor in the back. Taylor responds with The SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Sabian avoids The Flying Double Foot Stomp.
Sabian with a Pop Up Knee Strike. Sabian follows that with The Rolling Elbow for a two count. Sabian connects with The Draping Fisherman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Sabian is displaying his frustration. Up and Over goes Sabian. Sabian slams Taylor’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Sabian goes for The SpringBoard Cutter, but Taylor counters Sole Food. Taylor is distracted by Penelope Ford. Sabian kicks Taylor in the gut. Sabian makes out with Ford. Sabian is distracted by Orange Cassidy. Taylor kicks Sabian in the gut. Jimmy Havoc pulls Cassidy off the ring apron. Havoc drills Cassidy with The Fisherman’s Buster on the floor. Ford follows that with a Flying Hurricanrana behind the referee’s back. Sabian rolls Taylor to pickup the victory.
Winner: (8-10) Kip Sabian via Pinfall
Fifth Match: (8-12) Shawn Spears vs. (0-0) Justin Law
Spears is not impressed with Justin Law. Law tells Spears to bring it. Spears will keep his shirt on. Spears with a snap mare takedown. Spears is playing mind games with Law. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Spears applies a wrist lock. Law reverses the hold. Spears with another snap mare takedown. Spears is willing to give Law a fighting chance. Law with an amateur pinning combination for a two count. Law with a waist lock go-behind. Spears decks Law with a back elbow smash. Spears argues with the referee. Spears kicks Law in the gut. Spears unloads three knife edge chops. Spears follows that with a short-arm lariat. Spears talks smack to Law. Spears connects with The C4 to pickup the victory.
Winner: (9-12) Shawn Spears via Pinfall
– Jimmy Havoc will battle Orange Cassidy next week on AEW Dynamite.
Sixth Match: (13-2-1) Jon Moxley (c) vs. (5-0) Jake Hager In The Empty Arena No Holds Barred Match For The AEW World Heavyweight Championship
Feeling out process after the bell rings. Moxley backs Hager into the turnbuckles. Stalemate in the corner. Moxley in the defensive position. Moxley goes for a single leg takedown, but Hager stands still. Moxley with a back heel trip. Hager wraps his legs around Moxley’s waist. Moxley is looking for wrist control. Chain grappling exchange. Moxley applies The Kimura Lock. Hager breaks free with a long range haymaker. Test Of Strength. Hager denies the ankle pick. Amateur wrestling display. Hager gathers himself in the corner. Once again another stalemate in the corner. Hager repeatedly drives his knee into the midsection of Moxley. Hager slams Moxley’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Moxley unloads four knife edge chops. Moxley with clubbing elbow smashes. Moxley goes back to The Kimura Lock. Moxley transitions into The STF.
Hager targets the midsection of Moxley. Hager repeatedly stomps on Moxley’s chest. Haymaker/Forearm Exchange. Moxley reverses out of the irish whip from Hager. Moxley with a Running Knee Lift. Moxley launches Hager over the top rope. Moxley with a SlingShot Pescado. Moxley applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Hager is raining down haymakers. The action on the outside continues during the first commercial break. Hager kicks Moxley in the gut. Hager sends Moxley chest first into the steel barricade. Moxley kicks Hager in the gut Moxley rakes the eyes of Hager. Moxley launches Hager over the ringside area. All hell is breaking loose in Daily’s Place. Moxley goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but Hager counters with a Back Body Drop. Hager with clubbing blows to Moxley’s back. Hager kicks Moxley in the chest. Hager talks smack to Moxley.
Hager with a straight right hand. Moxley fires back with forearm shivers. Moxley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Moxley applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Moxley punches Hager in the back. Moxley with a chop/forearm combination. Moxley applies a front face lock. Hager whips Moxley into the steel railing. Hager dumps Moxley chest first on the railing. Hager is choking Moxley with his right knee. Hager sends Moxley crashing into the steel ring steps. Hager rolls Moxley back into the ring. Slugfest in the corner. Moxley avoids The Hager Bomb. Moxley drills Hager with The Regal Knee Strike. Moxley calls Hager a piece of shit. Forearm Exchange. Hager with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Hager connects with The GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Hager has complete control of the match. Hager with three corner clotheslines. Moxley drops Hager with a Running Lariat. Moxley goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but Hager counters with a double leg takedown.
Hager applies The Ankle Lock. Moxley with an inside cradle for a two count. Moxley ducks a clothesline from Hager. Hager decks Moxley with a back elbow smash. Moxley kicks Hager in mid-air. Moxley with The Dirty Deeds. Hager responds with The Sitting Head/Arm Triangle Choke. Moxley starts biting the right bicep of Hager. Moxley wants more punishment. Hager calls Moxley an idiot. Hager drives the steel chair into the midsection of Moxley. Hager tosses Moxley back inside the ring. Hager wedges a steel chair in between the turnbuckles. Hager goes for The Lawn Dart, but Moxley lands back on his feet. Moxley rolls out of the full nelson lock. Hager sends Moxley face first into the wedged chair for a two count. Hager is trying to wear down Moxley. Hager hits the left ankle of Moxley with the steel chair. Hager applies The Ankle Lock. Moxley tells Hager to break his fucking ankle. Moxley sends Hager out of the ring. Moxley with The Dirty Deeds. Moxley applies a guillotine choke. Second Forearm Exchange. Hager with a running knee lift. Moxley throws a steel chair into Hager’s face. Moxley plants Hager with The Death Rider on the chair to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still AEW World Champion, (14-2-1) Jon Moxley via Pinfall
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