April 29, 2020
One Fall Power Factory
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Commentary Team (Tony Schiavone and Chris Jericho)
Ring Announcer: Dasha Gonzalez
Which side do you choose?
“Who do you want as your champion? Corporate sheep? Or #DarbyAllin who is #Relentless?” – @DarbyAllin.
Watch #AEWDynamite NOW on @TNTDrama 8e/7c or https://t.co/GdI7QAsxEP for our International fans. #AEWonTNT #TNTChampionshipTournament pic.twitter.com/EcTuA1XnAW
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 30, 2020
First Match: (14-6-1) Cody Rhodes w/Brandi Rhodes vs. (10-9-1) Darby Allin In The Semi-Final Round Match In The Inaugural TNT Championship Tournament
Allin runs into Rhodes. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rhodes applies a side headlock. Rhodes drops Allin with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Rhodes with a waist lock go-behind. Allin transitions into a front face lock. Stalemate in the corner. Allin applies a hammerlock. Allin backs Rhodes into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Allin with a rolling wrist lock takedown. Allin with The La Magistral for a two count. Leg Sweep Exchange. Rhodes starts favoring his left knee. Allin chop blocks Rhodes. Rhodes kicks Allin into the steel barricade. Rhodes slams Allin’s head on the ring apron. Rhodes goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Allin lands back on his feet. Allin inadvertently knocks down Brandi with a Running Hip Attack. Rhodes is shocked. Rhodes nails Allin with The Pump Kick. Billy Gunn brings Brandi to the backstage area.
Rhodes tosses Allin back into the ring. Rhodes repeatedly stomps on the midsection of Allin. Rhodes stomps on Allin’s left leg. Rhodes has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Rhodes with a Delayed Front Suplex. Rhodes follows that with a jackknife cover for a two count. Rhodes punches Allin in the face. Rhodes drives his knee into the midsection of Allin. Rhodes with a running knee lift. Rhodes applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Allin falls on top of Rhodes for a one count. Rhodes is putting the boots to Allin in the corner. Rhodes delivers a gut punch. Rhodes hammers down on the back of Allin’s neck. Rhodes with a Front Suplex on the top rope. Rhodes toys around with Allin. Rhodes applies the single leg crab. Allin reaches the bottom rope to force the break. Rhodes goes for another Delayed Front Suplex, but Allin counters with a high knee strike. Allin with a timely chop block. Rhodes rocks Allin with a forearm smash. Rhodes goes for an Arm-Drag TakeOver, but Allin lands back on his feet. Allin starts building momentum. Allin hits Code Red for a two count.
Allin applies The Knee Bar. Rhodes grabs the bottom rope to create separation. Rhodes decks Allin with a back elbow smash. Allin gets Rhodes tied in the tree of woe. Allin with a Running Hip Attack. Allin with The Bridging Grape Vine Hold. Allin slams the left knee of Rhodes on the canvas. Rhodes regroups on the outside. Britt Baker hits Rhodes with her shoe behind the referee’s back. Allin rolls Rhodes back into the ring. Allin with a driving chop block. Allin repeatedly headbutts the injured knee of Rhodes. Allin blasts Rhodes with a knife edge chop. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline. Rhodes kicks Allin in the gut. Rhodes with a Drop Down Uppercut. Rhodes follows that with a Release Vertical Suplex. Rhodes drops Allin with The Disaster Kick.
Rhodes gives the referee his weight belt. Allin reverses out of the irish whip from Rhodes. Rhodes dives over Allin. Rhodes with an inside cradle for a two count. Allin connects with The Cross Rhodes for a two count. Allin applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Rhodes refuses to quit. Cody needs a water break, I guess. Rhodes negates The Coffin Drop. Rhodes with a Rip Cord Lariat. Rhodes goes for another RipCord Lariat, but Allin counters with The Flipping Stunner. Allin goes for The Quebrada, but Rhodes counters with The Cross Rhodes for a two count. Rhodes is trying to get feeling back in his injured knee. Rhodes goes for The Coffin Drop, but Allin gets his knees up in the air. Allin lands The Coffin Drop. Rhodes responds with The Rolling Crucifix to pickup the victory.
Winner: (15-6-1) Cody Rhodes via Pinfall
Scorpio Sky’s Journey To AEW Part II
BREAKING NEWS: #MJF Injury update@the_mjf gives us an update on the current state of his “severe injury” to then tell us about a new “severe injury.”
Watch #AEWDynamite NOW on @TNTDrama or https://t.co/GdI7QAsxEP for our International fans. #AEWonTNT @AEWonTNT pic.twitter.com/y83Q7YWt5Z
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 30, 2020
Second Match: (2-1) Wardlow vs. (0-1) Musa
Wardlow starts things off with The SpineBuster. Wardlow sends Musa to the corner. Wardlow buries his shoulder into the midsection of Musa. Wardlow uppercuts Musa. Wardlow sends Musa across the ring. Wardlow goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Musa lands back on his feet. Musa slaps Wardlow in the face. Wardlow laughs at Musa. Wardlow drives his knee into the midsection of Musa. Musa answers with a HandSpring Back Flip Kick. Wardlow drives Musa back first into the turnbuckles. Wardlow with a Massive Knee Strike. Wardlow plants Musa with The F10 to pickup the victory.
Winner: (3-1) Wardlow via Pinfall
The Bubbly Bunch
Third Match: (9-7) The Best Friends w/Orange Cassidy vs. (8-11) Kip Sabian & (7-7) Jimmy Havoc w/Penelope Ford in a No Disqualification Match
Sabian and Havoc attacks Best Friends before the bell rings. Havoc slams Beretta’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Taylor applies a front face lock. Beretta with forearm shivers. Sabian with clubbing shoulder blocks. Beretta sends Havoc tumbling to the floor. Taylor dumps Sabian out of the ring. Beretta lands The SomerSault Plancha. Havoc nails Orange Cassidy with a steel chair. Taylor with clubbing blows to Havoc’s back. Sabian goes after Beretta. Havoc with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. Beretta with a forearm smash. Beretta slams Sabian’s head on the ring apron. Beretta Spears Havoc. Sabian responds with a SomerSault Plancha. Sabian rolls Beretta back into the ring. Sabian repeatedly stomps on Beretta’s chest. Havoc throws a chair at Taylor. Sabian sends Beretta chest first into the turnbuckles. Sabian tags in Havoc. Havoc kicks Beretta in the gut. Havoc with a forearm smash. Havoc throws a ladder at Beretta. Havoc catapults Beretta into the wedged ladder for a two count.
Havoc starts biting the left ear of Beretta. Havoc tags in Sabian. Following a snap mare takeover, Sabian kicks Beretta in the back. Havoc uppercuts the back of Beretta’s neck. Sabian and Havoc with an Eye Poke/PK Combination. Havoc dumps the ladder on Beretta’s back. Havoc with a short knee drop. Havoc drops Beretta with a forearm smash. Havoc tags in Sabian. Beretta kicks Havoc in the face. Beretta decks Sabian with a back elbow smash. Beretta goes for a Flying Back Elbow Strike, but Sabian counters with The BackStabber for a two count. Sabian deposits Taylor to the floor. Sabian has Beretta sitting on a steel chair in the corner. Sabian goes for a Leaping Back Senton Splash, but Beretta ducks out of the way. Havoc delivers multiple chair shots.
Taylor with a Rising Knee Strike. Best Friends with Stereo Chair Tosses. Best Friends hits their Sole Food/Half and Half Suplex Combination for a two count. Taylor wedges the steel chair. Sabian kicks Taylor in the gut. Taylor dives over Sabian. Sabian ducks a clothesline from Taylor. Taylor goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Sabian lands back on his feet. Sabian drives Taylor face first into the wedged chair. Beretta drops Sabian with The Swinging DDT. Beretta with a Chair Assisted Running Knee Strike for a two count. Beretta with a chair shot across Havoc’s back. Havoc goes for The SuperPlex, but Beretta blocks it. Havoc dumps Beretta back first into the wedged ladder. Havoc with a Death Valley Driver on the chair contraption. Sabian connects with The Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count.
Taylor decks Havoc with a back elbow smash. Taylor bodyslams Havoc through the chair contraption. Taylor kicks Sabian in the gut. Taylor drills Sabian with The Spike PileDriver on the chair. Penelope Ford breaks up the pinning opportunity. Taylor starts biting the left ear of Havoc. Havoc with a back elbow smash. Havoc with a Back Body Drop into the ladder. Orange Cassidy pulls Taylor off of Havoc’s shoulders. Cassidy throws a chair at Havoc. Ford inadvertently clocks Sabian with The PK. Cassidy avoids The Flying Hurricanrana. Ford Spears Sabian. Cassidy has Havoc perched on the top turnbuckle. Cassidy lands The Trust Fall. Taylor plants Havoc with The Awful Waffle onto a pile of chairs to pickup the victory.
Winner: (10-7) The Best Friends via Pinfall
Fourth Match: (9-12) Shawn Spears vs. (0-0) Baron Black
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Spears applies a wrist lock. Black reverses the hold. Black with a side headlock takeover. Spears rolls Black over for a one count. Spears press his knee against Black’s face. That leads us to a quick standoff. Spears signals for the test of strength. Spears kicks Black in the gut. Spears slams Black’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Spears unloads two knife edge chops. Spears mocks Billy Gunn.
Black with three knife edge chops. Spears responds with The SpineBuster. Spears transitions into a ground and pound attack. Spears with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Spear goes for another Vertical Suplex, but Black lands back on his feet. Black uppercuts Spears. Black follows that with two knife edge chops. Black plays to the crowd. Spears kicks Black in the face. Spears connects with The C4. Spears makes Black tap out to The SharpShooter.
Winner: (10-12) Shawn Spears via Submission
Britt Baker Promo
Fifth Match: (3-0) Brodie Lee vs. (5-11) Marko Stunt
Lee immediately starts rag dolling Stunt. Stunt slaps Lee in the face. Stunt is running the ropes. Stunt ducks a clothesline from Lee. Lee drops Stunt with The Big Boot. Lee blasts Stunt with a knife edge chop. Lee is mauling Stunt in the corner. The referee admonishes Lee. Lee with a blistering chop. Lee walks over Stunt. Lee with a running elbow smash. Lee follows that with a Big Biel Throw.
Stunt goes for The Suicide Dive, but Lee blocks it. Lee SuperKicks Stunt on the floor. Lee poses for the crowd. Stunt gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Lee goes for a Pop Up Release German Suplex, but Stunt lands back on his feet. Stunt kicks Lee in the face. Stunt goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Lee counters with The Black Hole Slam. Lee connects with The SitOut PowerBomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: (4-0) Brodie Lee via Pinfall
Technique by Taz | Lance Archer | The Blackout
On this episode, @OfficialTAZ dives into the mechanics of #TheBlackout done The #MurderHawkMonster @LanceHoyt#AEWonTNT @AEWonTNT pic.twitter.com/Wa5lZG5nZR
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 30, 2020
Jon Moxley Promo
Isn’t it amazing that it was only eight weeks ago I was celebrating the world championship? Leading, sweating, high fiving a sea of fans, it seems like a lifetime ago. What the hell happened? Now instead of screaming your lungs at a live AEW Event, you’re watching safely from your home and we thank you for that. Tough times never last forever. And I promise, one day, we will all be back together and i’ll be bleeding and sweating in the sea of fans once again. But for right now, it’s a good time to reflect on the things you’re thankful for.
I, myself, have a lot to be thankful for. I’m thankful for old number seven. I’m thankful for my wife because it takes a hell of a woman to be stuck in the house with me for weeks on end. Thankful for steel chairs, because there’s a general rule of thumb, the DDT on the steel chair is always better than not a steel chair. I guess they didn’t teach that concept in the wrestling world, Oklahoma University, did they bitch? I’m thankful most of all that AEW is LIVE next week. And circumstances aside, I still got a job to do.
So what i’m gonna do is, i’m gonna throw the dogs in the truck, i’m gonna load big platinum here in the truck, throw a few bottles and a few Metallica CD’s in the truck, and i’m gonna head east and I will be LIVE at AEW Dynamite, next week. I understand that Double Or Nothing is coming up. I got a big target on my back, but before anybody gets their face broken or their arm broken or they get choked unconscious or hit in the head with a steel chair or they get a thumbtack shoved in their eyeball. Please remember, when you step up to the world champion, you do so at your own risk. But this is a time of forgiveness, be nice to your neighbor, support your local businesses by ordering takeout. And most importantly, is everybody paying attention? Don’t forget to call your grandmother.
Lineup For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite
– MJF Returns
– Jon Moxley vs. Frankie Kazarian
– Cody Rhodes vs. Joey Janela
– Kenny Omega & “Broken” Matt Hardy vs. Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara in a Street Fight
Sixth Match: (3-0) Lance Archer vs. (10-6) Dustin Rhodes w/Brandi Rhodes In The Semi-Final Round Match In The Inaugural TNT Championship Tournament
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Archer backs Rhodes into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Stalemate in the corner. Rhodes ducks a clothesline from Archer. Rhodes uppercuts Archer. Rhodes with two haymakers. Rhodes kicks Archer in the gut. Rhodes runs into Archer. Archer tells Rhodes to bring it. Rhodes ducks a clothesline from Archer. Archer drops Rhodes with a shoulder tackle. Rhodes regroups on the outside. Rhodes with a running boot to the midsection of Archer. Rhodes sends Archer tumbling to the floor. Rhodes with a Flying Cannonball Strike off the ring apron. Archer is livid. Rhodes tees off on Archer. Archer reverses out of the irish whip from Rhodes. Archer denies The PowerSlam. Archer delivers The Pounce. Archer grabs a steel chair. Rhodes with a chop/haymaker combination. Archer kicks the steel chair into Rhodes face. Archer walks towards Brandi. Rhodes is busted open.
Archer slams Rhodes head on the ring apron. Archer has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Rhodes is displaying his fighting spirit. Rhodes kicks Archer in the gut. Rhodes with a Running Boot. Archer clotheslines Rhodes. Archer transitions into a ground and pound attack. Archer slams Rhodes head on the time keepers table. Archer is picking Rhodes apart. Archer sends Rhodes face first into the steel ring post. Chop Exchange on the outside. Archer wants a count-out victory. Archer kicks Rhodes off the ring apron. Archer rolls Rhodes back into the ring. Archer slams Rhodes on the top turnbuckle pad. Rhodes can’t gain any momentum. Archer with a Vertical Suplex. Archer drives Rhodes face into the mat. Archer fish hooks Rhodes. Rhodes with rapid fire bodyshots. Rhodes hits The Shattered Dreams. Following a snap mare takeover, Rhodes goes for a running fist drop, but Archer ducks out of the way. Archer is raining down haymakers.
Archer with a short-arm clothesline. Archer applies an arm-bar. Rhodes with three haymakers. Archer reverses out of the irish whip from Rhodes. Rhodes kicks Archer in the gut. Rhodes connects with Code Red. Forearm Exchange. Rhodes ducks under two clotheslines from Archer. Rhodes clotheslines Archer. Rhodes with a Drop Down Uppercut. Archer avoids The Running Bulldog. Rhodes PowerSlams Archer. Rhodes transitions into a corner mount. Archer goes for a PowerBomb, but Rhodes lands back on his feet. Archer goes for The ChokeSlam, but Rhodes counters with The Cross Rhodes for a one count. Rhodes is shocked.
Archer catches Rhodes in mid-air. Archer ChokeSlams Rhodes for a two count. Archer punches Rhodes in the back. Archer with The Old School/MoonSault Combination for a two count. Archer has Rhodes perched on the top turnbuckle. Rhodes negates The Blackout. Rhodes with a Running Boot. Rhodes goes for The Final Cut, but Archer counters with The ChokeSlam for a two count. Rhodes with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Archer drops Rhodes with The Big Boot. Archer rips off the top turnbuckle pad. Archer repeatedly slams Rhodes head on the exposed steel. Cody Rhodes prevents QT Marshall from throwing the towel into the ring. Archer throws the towel at Cody. Archer plants Rhodes with The EBD Claw to pickup the victory.
Winner: (4-0) Lance Archer via Pinfall
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