May 13, 2020
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Commentary Team (Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Tony Schiavone)
Ring Announcer: Dasha Gonzalez
Jake The Snake Roberts, Lance Archer, and Cody Rhodes Segment
Jake The Snake Roberts: I’ve been asked to make an apology for my last week’s antics. As soon as she kisses my ass, I’ll give her an apology. Anytime you come inside this area here, this is no-man’s lands for any of you jerks. This is our area, our playhouse, our book, we are the authors of that book and we’re writing every frigging chapter. Like it or not, that’s just the way it is. You know, as far as i’m concern, a woman is great at home, cooking, wiping baby’s butts, diapering them and occasionally if it’s very cold outside, she can keep me warm. I have a woman that comes and sees me, but she makes sure that i’ve been watching Lance’s work, because it makes me every excited. Now, Cody Rhodes, the time is about up. No longer can you hide behind your brother, behind any obstacle that you can find, no more excuses, it’s time to pay the piper. So what you got to think about is what this man is gonna do to you.
Cody Rhodes enters Daily’s Place in his Nightmare Family Truck. Rhodes starts brawling with Archer. Rhodes a grab steel chair. Archer kicks Rhodes in the gut. Archer goes for The ChokeSlam, but Rhodes lands back on his feet. Archer with a leg sweep on the ring apron. Rhodes tugs on Archer’s mohawk. Archer decks Rhodes with a back elbow smash. Rhodes throws a steel chair into Archer’s face. Archer is pissed. Archer drops Rhodes with The Big Boot. Archer puts Rhodes on the top turnbuckle. Rhodes negates The BlackOut. Rhodes avoids The EBD Claw. Rhodes goes for The Cody Cutter, but Archer blocks it. Archer and Roberts head to the backstage area.
Over the past year, the #AEW tag-team roster has delivered one incredible moment after another.
Let us know what your favorite tag-team moments and matches have been in AEW history.
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— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 14, 2020
First Match: (3-0) The Jurassic Express w/Marko Stunt vs. (10-7) Best Friends w/Orange Cassidy
Jungle Boy and Chuck Taylor will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jungle Boy backs Taylor into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Short-Arm Reversal by Taylor. Taylor applies a side headlock. Jungle Boy drops down on the canvas. Jungle Boy with a side headlock takeover. Taylor backs Jungle Boy into the ropes. Taylor whips Jungle Boy across the ring. Taylor goes for a Hip Toss, but Jungle Boy lands back on his feet. Jungle Boy with a Modified La Magistral. Taylor answers with a drop toe hold. Jungle Boy rolls Taylor over for a two count. Deep Arm-Drag Exchange. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring.
Luchasaurus and Trent Beretta are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Luchasaurus has the obvious size and strength advantage. Beretta unloads three knife edge chops. It took one chop from Luchasaurus to put Beretta down. Forearm Exchange. Beretta with a blistering chop. Luchasaurus dumps Beretta chest first into the canvas. Luchasaurus with a Discus Knee Strike for a two count. Luchasaurus with a knife edge chop. Luchasaurus tags in Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy is lighting up Beretta’s chest. Jungle Boy goes for The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag, but Beretta counters with a Back Drop Driver. Beretta with a straight right hand. Beretta puts Jungle Boy on the top turnbuckle.
Jungle Boy denies The SuperPlex. Jungle Boy kicks Taylor in the chest. Stalemate in the corner. Best Friends goes for The Assisted SuperPlex, but Jungle Boy blocks it. Jungle Boy dropkicks Beretta off Taylor’s shoulders. Jungle Boy decks Taylor with a JawBreaker. Luchasaurus follows that with The Tail Whip. Assisted FlatLiner. Beretta with a running forearm smash. Luchasaurus catches Beretta in mid-air. Luchasaurus goes for The ChokeSlam, but Taylor gets in the way. Taylor kicks Luchasaurus in the gut. Best Friends with a Double Vertical Suplex on the floor. Best Friends Hug. Jungle Boy lands The SomerSault Plancha.
Jurassic Express are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Beretta Spears Luchasaurus. Jungle Boy and Taylor are tagged in. Jungle Boy ducks a clothesline from Taylor. Second Forearm Exchange. Jungle Boy with a Back Elbow/Forearm Combination. Taylor responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Jungle Boy with a Rebound Lariat. Beretta drills Jungle Boy with The Running Knee. Luchasaurus delivers The Question Mark Kick. Luchasaurus goes for The F5, but Beretta lands back on his feet. Beretta hits The Tornado DDT. Fenix lays out Orange Cassidy on the stage. MJF drives Jungle Boy face first into the steel ring post. Taylor connects with The Awful Waffle to pickup the victory. After the match, Wardlow throws Marko Stunt into the ringside barricade.
Winner: (11-7) Best Friends via Pinfall
Second Match: (12-7) Britt Baker vs (3-3) Penelope Ford w/Kip Sabian vs. (7-6) Kris Statlander vs. (12-5) Hikaru Shida in a Fatal Four Way Match
Ford kicks Statlander in the gut. Baker with forearm shivers. Ford repeatedly stomps on Statlander’s chest. Baker drives Shida face first into the mat. Baker with The Bow and Arrow Stomp. Statlander drops Ford with a forearm smash. Baker boop’s Statlander. Shida and Statlander with a Double BackBreaker. Ford responds with a Double Crossbody Block. Double Nip Up. Shida and Statlander with a Double Boot to Ford. Baker continues to throw forearms at Shida. Baker whips Shida across the ring. Shida ducks two clotheslines from Baker. Baker dodges a Step Up Enzuigiri. Shida escapes The Lock Jaw. Shida kicks Baker in the gut. Shida goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Baker blocks it. Baker ducks a clothesline from Shida. Baker hits The SlingBlade.
Statlander fish hooks Baker. Statlander with a forearm smash. Statlander gets Baker in the fireman’s carry position. Ford with a Big Boot. Baker nails Statlander with The DDT for a two count. Baker kicks Ford in the chest. Baker with a straight right hand. Baker sends Statlander face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Baker stomps on the back of Statlander’s head. Baker with the cover for a two count. Shida sends Baker back first into the steel barricade. Ford thrust kicks the midsection of Statlander. Statlander with The Electric Chair Drop for a two count. Shida with a forearm smash to Baker. Shida drives Baker face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Shida plays to the crowd. Statlander with The Tower Of Doom. Statlander dumps Ford on top of Baker. Shida with a Jumping Knee Strike. Forearm Exchange.
Statlander goes for The Big Bang Theory, but Baker counters with The SuperKick. Shida rolls Statlander over for a two count. Baker with a Running Meteora for a two count. Baker kicks Statlander in the gut. Baker drills Statlander with The Canadian Destroyer. Ford with a Back HandSpring Cutter for a two count. Shida goes for The Falcon Arrow, but Ford lands back on her feet. Ford with The Matrix Evasion. Ford hits The Stunner. Baker responds with a Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker. Statlander kicks Baker in the gut. Statlander with The Michinoku Driver for a two count. Shida side steps Statlander into the turnbuckles. Shida kicks out the legs of Statlander.
Shida with a Suplex Sandwich. Statlander dives over Shida. Baker SuperKicks Statlander. Shida dumps Baker out of the ring. Ford delivers a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Kip Sabian runs interference. Ford proceeds to make out with her fiancee. Shida knocks Sabian off the ring apron. Shida rolls Ford over for a two count. Shida connects with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Ford with The Reverse Hurricanrana to Statlander. Baker sends Statlander face first into the steel ring post. Ford goes for another Back HandSpring Cutter, but Shida counters with a Fireman’s Carry BackBreaker. Baker gets Statlander trapped in The Lock Jaw. Shida plants Ford with The Three Count to pickup the victory.
Winner: (13-5) Hikaru Shida via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) May 14, 2020
Third Match: (20-8) Kenny Omega & (0-1) BROKEN Matt Hardy vs. (5-3) Santana & Ortiz
Santana and Ortiz attacks Omega before the bell rings. Santana is throwing haymakers at Omega. Double Irish Whip. Double Knockdown. Santana with a MoonSault off Ortiz back. Broken Matt Hardy is pissed. Hardy with a forearm smash. Hardy starts biting Santana. Hardy whips Santana into the right entrance tunnel. Hardy with forearm shivers. The bell finally rings. Santana is teeing off on Hardy. Hardy dumps Santana out of the ring. Omega is throwing haymakers at Ortiz. Santana sends Hardy back first into the ringside barricade. Omega hammers down on the back of Ortiz neck. Omega with a knife edge chop. Ortiz reverses out of the irish whip from Omega. Omega kicks Ortiz in the face. Omega slips over Ortiz back. Ortiz denies The Hip Toss. Ortiz with a gut punch. Ortiz ducks a clothesline from Omega. Ortiz rakes the back of Omega. Ortiz tags in Santana. Double Irish Whip. Omega answers with a double low dropkick. Omega with a Double Kotaro Krusher. Omega tags in Hardy.
Double Irish Whip. Omega with a Leaping Back Elbow Smash off Hardy’s back. Double Boot to the midsection of Ortiz. Double Vertical Suplex. Hardy punches Santana. Santana reverses out of the irish whip from Hardy. Hardy decks Santana with a back elbow smash. Hardy with a NeckBreaker. Hardy follows that with a Leg Drop for a two count. Hardy slams Santana’s head on the left boot of Omega. Hardy tags in Omega. Omega slams Santana’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Omega with a knife edge chop. Omega with clubbing blows to Santana’s back. Omega whips Santana to the corner. Santana with a back elbow smash. Omega goes for a Rolling Senton, but Santana lands bac on his feet. Santana with a waist lock go-behind. Omega breaks free with a back elbow smash. Omega knocks Ortiz off the ring apron. Santana clotheslines Omega over the top rope. Omega punches Ortiz. Omega with a shoulder block to Santana. Ortiz pulls Omega off the apron. Ortiz throws Omega into the barricade. Santana and Ortiz are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break.
Santana with the lateral press for a two count. Santana with a blistering chop. Following a snap mare takeover, Santana applies The Boston Crab. Santana tags in Ortiz. Ortiz applies The Camel Clutch. Santana and Ortiz are abusing the referee’s ten count. Ortiz continues to rake Omega’s back. Ortiz with a thumb to the eye. Ortiz stands on Omega’s chest. Ortiz shakes his hips. Omega with three haymakers. Ortiz answers with an eye poke. Ortiz tags in Santana. Santana stomps on the midsection of Omega. Santana taunts Hardy. Santana kicks Omega in the back. Santana applies the abdominal stretch. Santana tags in Ortiz. Double Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. I don’t know why Ortiz is dancing. Forearm Exchange. Ortiz rakes the chest of Omega. Omega creates distance with a Snap Dragon Suplex. Hardy and Santana are tagged in.
Hardy with rapid fire haymakers. Hardy slams Santana’s head on three turnbuckle pads. Hardy with a corner clothesline. Santana denies The Running Bulldog. Hardy with an Inside Out Lariat. Hardy is throwing haymakers at Ortiz. Hardy dumps Ortiz out of the ring. Hardy hits The Side Effect for a two count. Hardy whips Santana to the corner. Hardy with a Draping Elbow Drop for a two count. Hardy with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Hardy is trying to render Santana, OBSOLETE. Hardy kicks Santana in the gut. Hardy goes for The Twist Of Fate, but Ortiz gets in the way. Ortiz with a Back Body Drop over the top rope. Santana lands The Suicide Dive. Santana rolls Hardy back into the ring. Ortiz goes for a PowerBomb, but Hardy lands back on his feet. Hardy shoves Ortiz into Santana. Hardy drops Ortiz with a NeckBreaker. Omega follows that with a SlingShot Pescado. Omega is fired up. Hardy connects with The Twist Of Fate for a two count. Hardy tags in Omega.
Double Irish Whip. Santana dives over Omega. Omega avoids a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ortiz sends Hardy shoulder first into the steel ring post. Omega applies a full nelson lock. Santana decks Omega with a back elbow smash. Omega reverses out of the irish whip from Santana. Santana with an Assisted Roll Through Cutter. Ortiz blasts Omega with a ShotGun Dropkick. Santana with a Flying Cannonball Strike off Ortiz back for a two count. Santana tags in Ortiz. Ortiz toys around with Omega. Santana and Ortiz goes for The Street Sweeper, but Omega counters with a Desperation Hurricanrana. Hardy launches Santana over the top rope. Omega tags in Hardy. Ortiz kicks Hardy in the gut. Hardy applies The Butterfly Lock. Sammy Guevara walks down to the ring with a steel chair. Guevara is wearing a neck brace. Hardy kicks the chair out of Guevara’s hands. Hardy nails Guevara with The Twist Of Fate on the chair. Hardy side steps Ortiz into the turnbuckles. Hardy with a straight right hand. Hardy has Ortiz perched on the top turnbuckle. Omega delivers The V-Trigger 1. Hardy plants Ortiz with The Draping Twist Of Fate to pickup the victory.
Winner: (21-8) Kenny Omega & (1-1) BROKEN Matt Hardy via Pinfall
.@LexyNair interviews @shidahikaru post-match on her thoughts of the #AEW Women’s Championship match against @NylaRoseBeast at Double or Nothing!
Watch #AEWDynamite NOW on @TNTDrama or https://t.co/GdI7QAsxEP for our International fans. #AEWonTNT @AEWonTNT pic.twitter.com/LKZFZIk4NB
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 14, 2020
.@DarbyAllin has had enough of what was.
Darby is already looking to the future.
Watch #AEWDynamite NOW on @TNTDrama or https://t.co/GdI7QAsxEP for our International fans. #AEWonTNT @AEWonTNT pic.twitter.com/qFb3jgIwzA
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 14, 2020
Fourth Match: (8-1) MJF w/Wardlow vs. (0-5) Lee Johnson
MJF uses the referee to his advantage. MJF with a running thrust. MJF with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. MJF pops back on his feet. MJF struts around the ring. MJF repeatedly stomps on Johnson’s chest. MJF is choking Johnson with his boot. MJF whips Johnson across the ring. MJF clotheslines Johnson. MJF flexes his muscles. MJF toys around with Johnson. Johnson with a knife edge chop. MJF is pissed. MJF slaps Johnson in the face. MJF transitions into a ground and pound attack. MJF dumps Johnson out of the ring. MJF kicks Johnson in the ribs. MJF talks smack to Johnson. MJF PowerBombs Johnson on the ring apron. MJF rolls Johnson back into the ring. MJF connects with The Double UnderHook ShoulderBreaker. MJF makes Johnson tap out to Salt Of The Earth.
Winner: (9-1) MJF via Submission
.@The_MJF said it loud and clear that next week on Dynamite – He will be facing @realmarkostunt in singles action.
Watch #AEWDynamite NOW on @TNTDrama or https://t.co/GdI7QAsxEP for our International fans. #AEWonTNT @AEWonTNT pic.twitter.com/rfYcTnuG1I
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 14, 2020
Fifth Match: (12-3-1) Chris Jericho w/The Inner Circle vs. (0-2) Pineapple Pete
A lot of jaw jacking after the bell rings. Jericho slaps Pete in the face. Pete slaps Jericho back. Pete with rapid fire bodyshots. Pete tees off on Jericho. Pete whips Jericho across the ring. Pete with a Running Elbow Smash. Pete follows that with a Flying Back Elbow Strike. Pete plays to the crowd. Jericho connects with The Judas Effect to pickup the victory.
Winner: (13-3-1) Chris Jericho via Pinfall
Chris Jericho Promo
So, now that the threat of Pineapple Pete has been vanquished, let’s move on to the matter hand, The Inner Circle vs. The ELITE. And that is if The ELITE is even a thing anymore, are they? I mean, we haven’t seen half their guys for like two months, right? I heard that Hangman Page quit the business and he’s bushwhacking in the forest of North Carolina, picking berries. And meanwhile, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson sit at home, pouting about how great The Inner Circle and Le Champion are. But we’re fair and honorable gentlemen, aren’t we?
Aren’t we, Sammy? Say that in spanish. Damn right, and that’s why we’re gonna give you a chance, ELITE, to get your shit together, face The Inner Circle one more time, and here’s why. While the world reacts to the coronavirus, The Inner Circle acts. While history stands still, worldwide, The Inner Circle is writing history. And that’s why we created The Stadium Stampede Match. And what’s The Stadium Stampede Match?
You might want to know, let me put it this way, if you thought the street fight last week was wild and wooly, wait till you see what dastardly deeds The Inner Circle can commit on The ELITE in the middle of a football stadium, 80,000 seats large. So, lick your wounds, and massage your bruised egos, ELITE, because The Inner Circle is challenging you at Double Or Nothing to the first ever Stadium Stampede Match. In the meantime, in between time, we’ll stay right here and wait to hear your response, we got all night.
– On behalf of The ELITE, Vanguard 1 accepts the challenge.
Vanguard 1, you’ve got a lot of guts showing up here after what you pulled, you understand? By the way, thanks for bringing back my shirt. I had warrants out in seven states for your arrest, for grand larceny, hold this big man. But I assume since you’re here, that you’ve got an answer for us. Does The ELITE accept the challenge for the Stadium Stampede? All right, the answer is yes. Yeah, you just sealed your fate, ELITE.
Look at my eyes, ELITE, you dumb idiots. Hey, Vanguard, between you and me, speaking of answers, have you thought anymore to your answer to our invitation to join The Inner Circle? You know what? Okay, I got to be honest with you, Vanguard, even if you have put more thought to it, it’s too late. We rescind our invitation because we’ve got the sixth member of The ELITE, and he’s right here, say hello to our brother, Floyd (Baseball Bat). And Floyd’s got a message for you and for THE ELITE from The Inner Circle, and the message is this.
Jericho uses Floyd to demolish Vanguard 1. Broken Matt Hardy storms into the ring. Hardy is completely crestfallen as the segment concludes.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 14, 2020
Next Week On AEW Dynamite
– MJF w/Wardlow vs. Marko Stunt w/The Jurassic Express
– Jake The Snake Roberts and Arn Anderson will have a face to face interview.
– Orange Cassidy vs. Fenix
– Jon Moxley vs. 10 w/Brodie Lee
– BROKEN Matt Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara
Updated AEW Double Or Nothing 2020 Match Card
Buy In Match: Private Party vs. Best Friends. The Winner Will Become The Number One Contender For The AEW World Tag Team Championship
– Britt Baker vs. Kris Statlander
– Nyla Rose (c) vs. Hikaru Shida in a No Disqualification Match For The AEW Women’s World Championship
– MJF w/Wardlow vs. Jungle Boy w/The Jurassic Express
– Darby Allin vs. Colt Cabana vs. Orange Cassidy vs. Fenix in The Casino Ladder Match. The Winner Will Get A Future AEW World Championship Match
– Cody Rhodes w/Brandi Rhodes vs. Lance Archer w/Jake The Snake Roberts For The Inaugural TNT Championship
– The ELITE & Broken Matt Hardy vs. The Inner Circle in The Stadium Stampede Match
– Jon Moxley (c) vs. Brodie Lee For The AEW World Championship
Sixth Match: (4-0) Brodie Lee w/The Dark Order vs. (7-4) Christopher Daniels w/SoCal Uncensored
Daniels with a waist lock go-behind. Lee with a back elbow smash. Daniels with a knife edge chop. Daniels side steps Lee into the turnbuckles. Daniels fires off another chop. Lee drives his knee into the midsection of Daniels. Lee uppercuts Daniels. Lee backs Daniels into the ropes. Daniels ducks a clothesline from Lee. Daniels goes for a Crossbody Block, but Lee counters with The PowerSlam. Lee dumps Daniels out of the ring. Lee blasts Daniels with a knife edge chop. Lee punches Daniels in the back. Lee uppercuts Daniels. Lee stares down SCU. Daniels kicks Lee in the chest. Daniels lands The Suicide Dive. Daniels follows that with The Arabian Press. Daniels with a SlingShot Elbow Drop for a one count. Daniels is mauling Lee in the corner. Daniels transitions into a corner mount.
Lee shoves Daniels. Lee drops Daniels with The Big Boot. Lee with a knife edge chop. Lee rakes the eyes of Daniels. Lee is trying to intimidate the referee. Lee with a Back Body Drop for a one count. Lee uppercuts Daniels. Lee is choking Daniels with his boot. The referee admonishes Lee. Lee stomps on the left knee of Daniels. Lee is choking Daniels with his knee. Lee scores the elbow knockdown. Lee continues to play mind games with SCU. Lee stands on Daniels face. Lee whips Daniels across the ring. Lee hits The Black Hole Slam for a two count. Lee has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Lee with a forearm smash. Lee follows that with a SlingShot Senton. Lee SuperKicks Daniels for a two count. Lee goes for a Back Body Drop, but Daniels counters with The DDT. Daniels with three running forearm smashes. Daniels side steps Lee into the turnbuckles.
Daniels with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Daniels with a Flying Hurricanrana. 10 is running interference. SCU and Colt Cabana starts brawling with The Dark Order. Daniels kicks the steel chair into Lee’s face. Daniels delivers a big chair shot. Daniels hits The FlatLiner. Daniels locks in The Koji Clutch. Lee goes for The ChokeSlam, but Daniels lands back on his feet. Daniels thrust kicks the midsection of Lee. Daniels connects with Angel Wings for a one count. Daniels is shocked. Lee negates The Angel Wings. Lee thrust kicks the midsection of Daniels. Lee goes for a Back Body Drop, but Daniels lands back on his feet. Daniels with The BME for a two count. Daniels kicks Lee in the face. Daniels goes for a Missile Dropkick, but Lee counters with The PowerBomb. Lee plants Daniels with The Discus Lariat to pickup the victory. After the match, Jon Moxley attacks The Dark Order. Brodie Lee runs away with the AEW World Title.
Winner: (5-0) Brodie Lee via Pinfall
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