April 22, 2020
One Fall Power Factory
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Commentary Team (Tony Schiavone and Chris Jericho)
Ring Announcer: Dasha Gonzalez
Cody Rhodes Promo
A self proclaimed, spanish god. A Murder Hawk. A UK Paragon with pretty blue eyes in the back of his head. The intangible and a legend, so who am I? I wonder during these pressing times, has my sword been sharpened or have I not answered the call. Where do I fit into all of this? It really can’t be future endeavors unless you actually intend to endeavor. So am I the 3-Star general mid-carder for life? Broke the throne because I was afraid to sit in it? You hear something enough times, it starts to be comfortable like old leather. Am I comfortable? Am I scattered in my role? I’m going to meet one of these men in the semi-finals and I need to answer the call.
32 years of professional wrestling on Turner Networks and Warner Media. What history, what presence and what gumption of a network to commission a big and beautiful new title belt, for them, for us. And AEW critics will undoubtedly move the goalposts and that is okay because history will show that nearly a year old, we added another major championship. Complacency, that’s a dirty word in wrestling. Ironically, it is the ally of the top guy, because those who are complacent and those who are content to just collect the check, they just become bodies, they become flesh to pound. And none of these men are that. All of these men could be champion. Will can be defined as the deliberate or fixed desire or intention. There’s plenty of will in this tournament. Now we found out who has enough of it.
Sammy Guevara Promo
Why would Sammy Guevara want to be the TNT Champion? I mean, I was in the first ever AEW Match, I was in the first ever Dynamite match. And how about the first ever TNT Champion, Sammy Guevara, The Best Ever, The Spanish God, that has a great sound to it, doesn’t it? If you don’t like it, it’s okay cause it’s about to become a reality, so just go ahead and get used to it. Darbster, right? The guy who paints his face because he’s afraid to go and show who he really is. I’ll go in to expose him, i’ll go and expose Darby for the fraud that he is. He beat me at Revolution, congrats, he got one good win, one fluke win.
But now when it really matters the most, on Dynamite, in this tournament, the first round, one of us has to go. I have Chris Jericho as my father figure. We’re one half of The Sex Gods. He’s the guy who brought me in to AEW, he’s the guy that’s going to put his name on Sammy Guevara’s name, he’s right there telling me everything. Sammy Guevara is that damn good. I’m in The Inner Circle for a reason. I’m about to go and bring back a championship to my group. Because all I care about is getting the W, getting the win, becoming the new TNT Champion, baby. But I guarantee you, everybody, to all seven other people, go against me in this tournament and you’re going to fall to The Spanish God.
First Match: (9-9-1) Darby Allin vs. (10-12) Sammy Guevara In The Quarterfinal Round Match In The Inaugural TNT Championship Tournament
Guevara starts things off with a Fosbury Flop. Guevara runs Allin against the edge of the ring frame. Guevara tosses Allin around the ringside area. Guevara pulls out a ladder from under the ring. Guevara lays Allin flat on a ladder bridge. Guevara lands The Flying Splash. The referee checks on Allin. Allin was receiving medical attention during the commercial break. Guevara rolls Allin back into the ring. Guevara hooks the outside leg for a two count. Guevara repeatedly stomps on Allin’s face. Guevara is mauling Allin in the corner.
Guevara puts Allin on the top turnbuckle. Guevara blasts Allin with a knife edge chop. Allin gets Guevara tied in the tree of woe. Allin pulls out the left boot of Guevara. Allin applies a reverse ankle lock. Allin headbutts the left ankle of Guevara. Allin blocks a boot from Guevara. Guevara uses the other leg to kick Allin in the face. Guevara with an Apron Enzuigiri. Guevara follows that with a SpringBoard Cutter for a two count. Allin is bleeding from the nose. Allin applies the knee bar. Forearm/Palm Strike Exchange. Guevara drops Allin with a Spinning Back Fist. Guevara with a knee lift for a two count.
Allin regroups on the outside. Allin knocks Guevara off the ring apron. Guevara avoids The Suicide Dive. Guevara applies a front face lock. Guevara tosses Allin back into the ring. Guevara lands The 630 Senton Splash for a two count. Guevara kicks Allin in the ribs. Allin denies the irish whip. Guevara drives his knee into the midsection of Allin. Allin ducks a clothesline from Guevara. Allin connects with The Flipping Stunner. Guevara catches Allin in mid-air. Guevara goes for The Argentine GTS, but Allin lands back on his feet. Allin plants Guevara with The Last Supper to pickup the victory.
Winner: (10-9-1) Darby Allin via Pinfall
Technique by Taz | Kenny Omega V-Trigger & Snap Dragon Suplex
On this episode, @OfficialTaz dives into the mechanics of the V-Trigger & Snap Dragon Suplex done by one half of the #AEW World Tag Team Champions @kennyomegamanx#AEWonTNT @AEWonTNT pic.twitter.com/rwY847rKMu
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 23, 2020
– You can see Matt Jackson vs. Nick Jackson on the 200th Episode Of Being The ELITE
BROKEN Matt Hardy Promo
I am thankful that all of you have joined me, the AEW audience, because these words and these events must be documented. A fortnight ago, I laid out a proposition to Christopher Jericho, le hole of the ass. I invited him here to the iconic Hardy Compound to face me in a battle, a battle that I would coined, The ELITE DELETION!! Seven nights ago on Dynamite, I did not hear a word, the only thing I saw was an episode of The Bubbly Bunch. Personally, I think it should be called, a melting pot of moon cops, but that’s besides the point. Jericho, while I was watching that, my essence, Damascus could tell that your essence was trembling in fear as you spilled the juice that is orange all over your counter. The only one of your underlings that said a word, that had the testicles to mention my name was, Sammy Guevara, the false god.
Well Samuel, I welcome you here if you wish to fight Jericho’s fight for him, but be warned, Samuel. If you come to The Hardy Compound, I will mash you up into a bafangul and eat you. Fraud Latino, Sammy, come here and I will sentence you to DELETION. Wait, it all makes sense now. I understand why Jericho did not want to mention my name, because he does not know how to handle my broken brilliance, YAASSS. Fortunately things are different this time, with Broken Matt Hardy, I know Broken Matt Hardy for some people, he is too tense, too over the top. And maybe that’s the case for you, le hole of the ass. Maybe you should speak to a different entity. The other entity that is, Matt Hardy, the mortal vessel, the one that is unkillable. Speak to him, Jericho.
I know Chris Jericho for a long time, for well over 20 years. And during that time, we’ve been friends, we’ve been enemies, got along, got heat, we’ve been through it all. But still, whenever I showed up on Dynamite and you were so angry that I had the back of The ELITE. My friends, I mean, great guys. Matt and Nick Jackson, two of my closest friends in life. Cody Rhodes, a great friend. Kenny Omega, I respect the hell out of him. And these guys are powerful people in AEW. They’re the foundation, they are the pillars of All Elite Wrestling. And then, I got it, I understood why you were so mad, Chris. Because if you knock out all the pillars of AEW, it creates chaos. And in chaos, there is opportunity. There’s opportunity for you to sit on top of the mountain, Chris.
There’s opportunity for you to be the megalomaniac that you are deep down. Chris, I can’t allow that to happen because AEW is not a platform for Chris Jericho. Hell, it’s not a platform for Matt Hardy. AEW is a platform for the future, they are trying to keep this business alive, they’re trying to do something great for the generations that will follow us, and I am going to protect that concept, Chris. And if you want to send, Sammy Guevara, who’s an amazingly talented dude, he reminds me of a young Chris Jericho, as a matter of fact. But Sammy, I’m gonna kick your ass and i’ll keep kicking every ass in The Inner Circle until I get to you, Chris. And then ultimately, I am gonna kick your ass.
Second Match: (19-7) Kenny Omega vs. (0-1) Alan Angels
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Angels kicks the left hamstring of Omega. Strong lockup. Omega with a waist lock takedown. Omega applies a front face lock. Angels transitions into a hammerlock. Omega grabs a side headlock. Omega drops Angels with a shoulder tackle. Angels drops down on the canvas. Angels leapfrogs over Omega. Angels denies The Snap Dragon Suplex. Angels crawls under Omega. Angels dodges the back elbow smash. Omega blocks a boot from Angels. Omega unloads two knife edge chops. Omega kicks Angels in the gut. Omega HeadButts Angels. Omega applies The Full Nelson Lock.
Angels starts bitting Omega’s fingers. Angels dropkicks the left knee of Omega. Angels follows that with a Senton Splash. Angels goes for a Running Senton Splash, but Omega gets his knees up in the air. Omega with a BackBreaker for a two count. Omega kicks Angels in the chest. Omega drops Angels with a knife edge chop. Omega with forearm shivers. Omega hammers down on the back of Angels neck. Omega slams Angels head on the top turnbuckle pad. Angels with clubbing shoulder blocks. Angels is teeing off on Omega. Omega reverses out of the irish whip from Angels. Omega with an Inside Out Lariat.
Angels uses his feet to create separation. Angels slams Omega’s head on the top rope. Angels uses the ring skirt to sweep the legs of Omega. Angels with a SlingShot Dropkick for a one count. Angels transitions into a ground and pound attack. Angels with a Spinning Heel Kick. Angels goes for The Frog Splash, but Omega ducks out of the way. Angels dodges The V-Trigger. Angels delivers his combination offense. Angels thrust kicks the midsection of Omega. Angels with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Omega ducks a clothesline from Angels. Omega drills Angels with The Snap Dragon Suplex. Omega connects with The V-Trigger for a two count. Omega plants Angels with The GutWrench PowerBomb/V-Trigger Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: (20-8) Kenny Omega via Pinfall
Scorpio Sky’s Journey To AEW Part 1
Third Match: (1-3) Orange Cassidy w/Best Friends vs. (6-6) Jimmy Havoc
Havoc attacks Cassidy from behind before the bell rings. Havoc repeatedly stomps on Cassidy’s chest. Havoc punches Cassidy in the back. Havoc wraps Cassidy’s jean shirt around his neck. Havoc slams Cassidy’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Havoc blasts Cassidy with a knife edge chop. Havoc starts choking Cassidy with his t-shirt. Havoc dumps Cassidy out of the ring. Havoc sends Cassidy back first into the steel barricade. Havoc with a blistering chop. Havoc resets the referee’s ten count. Havoc with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. Havoc sends Cassidy face first into the steel ring post. Havoc is lighting up Cassidy’s chest. Havoc has complete control of the match. Havoc finally rolls Cassidy back into the ring.
Havoc stomps on the left hand of Cassidy. Havoc works on his joint manipulation game. Havoc toys around with Cassidy. Havoc whips Cassidy into the turnbuckles. Cassidy kicks Havoc in the face. Havoc uppercuts Cassidy. Havoc hits The Death Valley Driver. Havoc follows that with a Basement European Uppercut for a two count. Havoc with The Acid Rain Maker. Havoc applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Cassidy puts his foot on the bottom rope to create separation. Havoc bends Cassidy’s fingers. Havoc thinks that he’s at the buffet. Havoc is putting the boots to the midsection of Cassidy. Cassidy avoids The Discus Lariat. Cassidy with a No Hand Dropkick. Cassidy nips up.
Cassidy lands The Suicide Dive. Cassidy with a Flying Crossbody Block. Cassidy ducks a clothesline from Havoc. Cassidy hits The Tilt-A-Whirl DDT for a two count. Havoc has Cassidy perched on the top turnbuckle. Cassidy sends Havoc crashing into the canvas. Cassidy connects with The Lazy Splash for a two count. Havoc with forearm shivers. Havoc goes for The Acid Rain Maker, but Cassidy ducks out of the way. Cassidy with a Diving Forearm Smash. Penelope Ford hops on the ring apron to distract Cassidy. Chuck Taylor blocks a boot from Ford. Ford performs a split on the apron. Kip Sabian wipes out Best Friends with The SomerSault Plancha. Ford dives over Cassidy. Cassidy plants Havoc with The Mouse Trap to pickup the victory.
Winner: (2-3) Orange Cassidy via Pinfall
Fourth Match: (1-1) Wardlow vs. (0-2) Lee Johnson
Wardlow drives his knee into the midsection of Johnson. Wardlow goes for The Military Press Slam, but Johnson lands back on his feet. Johnson dropkicks Wardlow. Wardlow stops Johnson in his tracks. Wardlow with The Military PowerSlam. Wardlow follows that with Two Release Suplex’s. Wardlow goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Johnson lands back on his feet. Johnson with forearm shivers. Johnson uppercuts Wardlow. Johnson ducks a clothesline from Wardlow. Wardlow shoves Johnson into the turnbuckles. Wardlow with a Corner Spear. Wardlow puts Johnson on the middle turnbuckle. Wardlow with a massive knee lift. Wardlow connects with The F10 to pickup the victory.
Winner: (2-1) Wardlow via Pinfall
Brodie Lee & Preston Vance Segment
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 23, 2020
Fifth Match: (2-0) Brodie Lee vs. (0-1) Justin Law
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lee backs Law into the turnbuckles. Lee with a knife edge chop. Lee punches Law in the back. Lee uppercuts Law. Lee with a blistering chop. Lee sends Law across the ring. Lee SuperKicks Law. Lee with a Head Clutch Suplex. Lee follows that with The Release Half and Half Suplex. Lee drops Law with a knife edge chop. Lee with an irish whip. Lee with a running elbow smash. Lee connects with The Black Hole Slam. Lee plants Law with The Discus Lariat. After the match, Lee stares down Marko Stunt.
Winner: (3-0) Brodie Lee via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 23, 2020
The Bubbly Bunch Episode 2
Sixth Match: (9-6) Dustin Rhodes w/Brandi Rhodes vs. (8-10) Kip Sabian w/Penelope Ford In The Quarter Final Round Match In The Inaugural TNT Championship Tournament
Sabian refuses to shake Rhodes hand. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rhodes applies a wrist lock. Rhodes bends Sabian’s fingers. Rhodes drops his knees on the left shoulder of Sabian. Strong lockup. Sabian applies a side headlock. Sabian ducks under two clotheslines from Rhodes. Sabian leapfrogs over Rhodes. Sabian slides under Rhodes. Sabian shoves Rhodes towards the ropes. Rhodes with a shoulder tackle. Sabian drops down on the canvas. Rhodes with a Drop Down Uppercut. Rhodes follows that with a deep arm-drag. Rhodes applies an arm-bar. Rhodes unloads three knife edge chops. Sabian reverses out of the irish whip from Rhodes. Rhodes decks Sabian with a back elbow smash. Ford trips Rhodes from the outside. Sabian with combination elbow strikes in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Sabian hits The PK for a two count.
Sabian puts his leg on the back of Rhodes neck. Ford continues to attack Rhodes behind the referee’s back. Sabian kicks Rhodes in the gut. Sabian with a straight right hand for a two count. Sabian applies a front face lock. Rhodes backs Sabian into the turnbuckles. Rhodes with heavy bodyshots. Rhodes regains control of the match during the commercial break. Sabian side steps Rhodes into the turnbuckles. Sabian repeatedly stomps on Rhodes chest for a two count. Sabian applies a sitting knee bar. Rhodes can barely stand. Sabian applies a wrist lock. Sabian whips Rhodes across the ring. Sabian dropkicks Rhodes. Rhodes with a rolling crucifix for a two count. Sabian with a short-arm clothesline. Sabian kicks the left knee of Rhodes. Rhodes is displaying his fighting spirit. Rhodes goes for a Scoop Slam, but Sabian counters with The Crossbody Block for a one count. Sabian applies an arm-bar. Rhodes with a series of haymakers. Sabian reverses out of the irish whip from Rhodes.
Sabian goes for a front dropkick, but Rhodes holds onto the ropes. Rhodes with a jackknife cover for a two count. Sabian with The Pop Up Knee Lift. Sabian follows that with The Discus Lariat for a two count. Sabian is display his frustration. Sabian applies a rear chin lock. Rhodes gets back to a vertical base. Following a snap mare takeover, Sabian kicks Rhodes in the back. Rhodes hits The SpineBuster. Rhodes ducks a clothesline from Sabian. Rhodes with a running clothesline. Sabian goes for the irish whip reversal, but Rhodes counters with a drop down uppercut. Rhodes with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Rhodes with The Running Bulldog. Rhodes PowerSlams Sabian for a two count. Sabian side steps Rhodes into the turnbuckles. Sabian slams Rhodes head on the top turnbuckle pad. Sabian connects with The SpringBoard Tornado DDT for a two count. Sabian talks smack to Rhodes. Sabian is raining down haymakers. The referee admonishes Sabian. Ford shoves Brandi Rhodes. Brandi Spears Ford. Brandi rolls Ford out of the ring. Rhodes plants Sabian with The Code Red to pickup the victory.
Winner: (10-6) Dustin Rhodes via Pinfall
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