May 27, 2020
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— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) May 28, 2020
Transcription by Josh Lopez
Commentary Team (Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Tony Schiavone)
Ring Announcer: Dasha Gonzalez
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 28, 2020
First Match: (3-1) BROKEN Matt Hardy & (13-9) The Young Bucks vs. (7-10) Joey Janela & (8-12) Private Party in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Matt Jackson and Marq Quen will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Matt applies a side headlock Nick tags himself in. Matt slides under Quen. Matt drop toe holds Quen into a SlingShot Leg Drop from Nick. Matt kicks Kassidy in the gut. Nick slaps Kassidy in the chest. The Young Bucks with an Assisted SpringBoard Double Crossbody Block. Quen tags in Janela. Janela is throwing haymakers at The Young Bucks. The Young Bucks with a double elbow knockdown. Nick tags in Hardy. Corner Clothesline/Stereo Apron Enzuigiri Combination. Hardy tags in Nick. Nick hits The Poetry In Motion. Janela tags in Kassidy. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Nick applies a side headlock. Nick drops Kassidy with a shoulder tackle. Kassidy drops down on the canvas. Kassidy leapfrogs over Nick. Nick kicks Kassidy in the face. Nick with a forearm smash to Quen. Kassidy responds with a SpringBoard Guillotine Stunner. Quen kicks Nick in the face. Simultaneous tag to Janela.
Quen with an Assisted Hurricanrana off the ring apron. Janela lands The Suicide Dive. Janela follows that with The Death Valley Driver on the floor. Janela rolls Nick back into the ring. Janela hooks the inside leg for a two count. Janela tags in Kassidy. Kassidy with clubbing blows to Nick’s back. Kassidy applies the abdominal stretch. Nick with a straight right hand. Standing Switch Exchange. Kassidy decks Nick with a back elbow smash. Kassidy kicks Nick in the gut. Nick reverses out of the irish whip from Kassidy. Nick avoids The Silly String. Nick knocks Janela off the ring apron. Nick SuperKicks Quen. Nick with an Apron Enzuigiri. Nick launches Janela over the ringside barricade. Nick SuperKicks The Blade. The Young Bucks are brawling with The Blade and The Butcher.
Nick with a shoulder block to Janela. Nick hits The SlingShot X-Factor on the ramp. Nick monkey flips Quen. Nick drills Kassidy with The Canadian Destroyer. Nick tags in Hardy. Hardy with two clotheslines. Hardy with a Back Body Drop. Hardy connects with The Side Effect for a two count. Kassidy negates The Twist Of Fate. Hardy with a straight right hand. Kassidy responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kassidy goes for a SpringBoard Bulldog, but Hardy counters with The Spike DDT/Reverse DDT Combination. Hardy follows that with another Side Effect. Hardy lands The MoonSault for a two count. Hardy tags in Matt. Matt with a chop/haymaker combination. Matt decks Kassidy with a throat thrust. Janela kicks Matt in the back.
Janela with a pair of haymakers. Janela delivers a Double Missile Dropkick. Hardy gets Janela tied up in the ropes. The Young Bucks with Stereo SuperKicks. Private Party answers with Stereo SomerSault Planchas. Quen starts favoring his left knee on the outside. Kassidy with a SlingShot Tornado FlatLiner for a two count. Kassidy puts Hardy on the top turnbuckle. Matt SuperKicks Kassidy. Hardy with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. The Young Bucks and Hardy plants Kassidy with More Bang For Your Buck to pickup the victory. After the match, The Butcher and The Blade attacks The Young Bucks from behind. #FTR makes their AEW Debut. FTR lays out Butcher. FTR drills Blade with The Spike PileDriver. Young Bucks with Stereo SuperKicks to Butcher. FTR plants Butcher with The Shattering Machine.
Winner: (4-1) BROKEN Matt Hardy & (14-9) The Young Bucks via Pinfall
The time for talk is over!#FTR @DaxHarwood & @CashWheelerFTR have arrived!
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— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 28, 2020
Second Match: (1-0) Brian Cage w/TAZ vs. (0-8) Lee Johnson
Jon Moxley joins the commentary team for this match. Cage attacks Johnson before the bell rings. Cage uppercuts Johnson. Cage launches Johnson to the corner. Cage with a series of corner clotheslines. Cage with a Big Biel Throw. Cage with a Running European Uppercut. Cage follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cage hits The Release German Suplex. Cage PowerBombs Johnson. Cage connects with The BuckleBomb. Cage plants Johnson with The Drill Claw to pickup the victory.
Winner: (2-0) Brian Cage via Pinfall
.@MrGMSI_BCage vs. @JonMoxley for the #AEW World Championship at FyterFest – @OfficialTAZ had some harsh words of reality for the champ.
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— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 28, 2020
Hey, champ, great to see ya, man. I’ll tell you what, Mox, I respect you, I respect what you’ve done, and how you pay dues. Your grind, and grind, and grind, and being super successful. You’re a top guy. You’re the AEW World Heavyweight Champion. And at Fyter Fest, you’re dealing with something different, brother. You’re dealing with, that, that’s a machine. And come Fyter Fest, I want you to bring that fight you’re known for, I want you to bring that grit you’re known for. And most importantly, Mox, I want you to bring that heart, because big boy is gonna put his hand in your chest, and tear your freaking heart out of your chest. Understand something, Mox, that’s Brian Cage, The Machine. Beat him if you can, survive if he lets you.
The Rules Of Being A Role Model
Thank you, Tony. Rule #3, flip it, it’s all about me: Don’t Hurt The Role Model. I’ll be frank, last weeks egregious tandem assault on me, that left me with a broken tibia, it wasn’t an accident, it was, in fact, a conspiracy, a conspiracy that goes far and beyond. Let’s take a look at Exhibit A. Here, we see a three on one calculated attack, probably in the making for months, maybe even since AEW started. Let me be clear, I am close personal friends with the top TNT Executives. Without me, there is no women’s division. Flip it, Reba. Kris Statlander, you being an alien is a crock of shit, conspirator, flip it. Hikaru Shida, broke my nose, fraudulent champion, cheater, carries a weapon, conspirator, flip it.
Nyla Rose, I’ve seen Nyla come off the top rope, hundreds, maybe even thousands of times, with precision and grace, so you mean to tell me that she couldn’t have gotten herself away from my fragile leg? I think not, conspirator, get the board. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I present to you, the evidence. Here we have, a web of evils, all centered on the brains of the operation, Madam Aubrey Edwards, coincidence? She just so happens to be around every single time I get injured? Concussion, Aubrey was there. Broken Leg, Aubrey was there. Broken Nose, Aubrey was somewhere, right? You all have been put on notice. You tried to take me out, but the joke is on you, because I will be back at All Out.
Third Match: (15-6) Hikaru Shida vs. (0-1) Christi Jaynes
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Shida backs Jaynes into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Jaynes rolls under a clothesline from Shida. Jaynes is playing mind games with Shida. Jaynes kicks the right hamstring of Shida. Jaynes talks smack to Shida. Shida with forearm shivers. Jaynes reverses out of the irish whip from Shida. Jaynes blocks a punch from Shida. Jaynes with an OverHand Chop. Jaynes follows that with a Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Jaynes starts dancing. Hair Pull Exchange. Shida drives Jaynes face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Shida with a Rising Knee Strike. Shida with clubbing blows to Jaynes back.
Shida has Jaynes draped across the ring apron. Shida with a Running Knee Lift. Shida with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Shida applies a rear chin lock. Shida with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Jaynes responds with The Ordem E Progresso. Jaynes goes for a sunset flip, but Shida lands back on her feet. Jaynes drops Shida with The RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Jaynes is shocked. Jaynes goes for The LionSault, but Shida ducks out of the way. Shida with a diving forearm smash. Shida connects with The Three Count for a two count. Shida plants Jaynes with The Falcon Arrow to pickup the victory.
Winner: (16-6) Hikaru Shida via Pinfall
Cody Rhodes Promo
Tony Schiavone: In this ring Saturday night, The American Nightmare became the first ever TNT Champion, congratulations. It was a big moment for your career, it was a big moment on PPV, and then on TNT, of course.
Cody Rhodes: Thank you! I guess I got a question for you, even though you’re doing the interviewing. Tony, do you know why Tom Brady is my favorite quarterback?
Tony Schiavone: I don’t.
Cody Rhodes: It’s not because I’m from the New England scene. I’m well liked in Boston, I don’t think I welcomed back in Connecticut, it’s a little simpler. Tom Brady was not first picked, yet he ran the score up, his legacy endured. And the parallel, or at least in my head, the parallel is that, in Tony Khan’s mind, when Tony Khan thinks of AEW, and he thinks about making a merit based wrestling company, a bell to bell based wrestling company, naturally, he’s gonna want to recruit the best wrestlers in the whole world. So, I wasn’t the first call, I wasn’t the second call, I wasn’t even the third call, but it doesn’t bother me. And if there’s a tinge of bother, it is absolved by the fact, that in my right hand, is the TNT Championship, and I am the very first champion of America’s Greatest Network, because that’s a thing.
If you think that my story was one of, nepotism or favoritism, think again. My story was of a 21 year old kid, who got called up to TV, when I barely knew how to hit the ropes, Billy knows all about that. Wasn’t ready, took my bumps, paid my dues, and I grew up right in front of you. I didn’t get the dominate genes, Dustin got all the Dusty, I’m not the Simba in this tale. But respectfully, I think I got something better. See, right now at home, I got a mean ole mom, this little cuban lady, Michelle, you know her. She’s got a broken ankle, she’s probably standing on it, and my mother taught me everything I need to know about grit, about work. It isn’t about talent, you can have all the talent in the world, and you can shove it up your ass. If you stand next to me on the track, I’ll out run you, i’ll out dog you, i’ll outlast you, I’ll out work you.
And, if you’re someone who is critical, of me bell to bell, well, I ask that you to judge me by what I do next. Because I’m about to turn a pace, I’m about to cut a schedule like no wrestler before. It is official, in this moment, I will stand out here every week for the AEW TNT Championship, this is an open challenge. Now, for those watching at home, we are still in the pandemic era of wrestling. Broadway is dark, wrestlers are without our greatest asset, the fan, but you gives us two hours of your time every Wednesday Night. If you could see me, I’m look right at you. You bought this PPV in mass, you blew projections away, it is my obligation to give you the best. So follow me, because this is where the fun begins. Thank you, Tony.
Fourth Match: (9-5) SoCal Uncensored vs. (11-13) Kip Sabian & (10-8) Jimmy Havoc w/Penelope Ford
Sabian and Havoc attacks SCU before the bell rings. Havoc repeatedly stomps on Sky’s chest. Havoc dumps Sky out of the ring. Havoc with a forearm smash to Kazarian. Double Irish Whip. Kazarian shoves Sabian into Havoc. Sky pulls Havoc out of the ring. Kazarian clotheslines Sabian. Kazarian applies a wrist lock. Kazarian tags in Sky. Double Irish Whip. Double Forearm Knockdown. Sky with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Sky applies a wrist lock. Sky tags in Kazarian. Sky whips Sabian across the ring. Sky drops down on the canvas. Kazarian drops Sabian with The Spin Kick for a two count. Sabian decks Kazarian with a JawBreaker. Sabian tags in Havoc. Kazarian with a deep arm-drag. Kazarian applies an arm-bar. Kazarian drives his knee into the left shoulder of Havoc. Kazarian applies a hammerlock. Kazarian tags in Sky. Sky with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Following a snap mare takeover, Sky dropkicks the back of Havoc’s head for a one count. Sky grabs a side wrist lock. Sky tags in Kazarian. Kazarian with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Kazarian continues to work on the left wrist of Havoc.
Havoc backs Kazarian into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Havoc delivers a gut punch. Kazarian drop toe holds Havoc into the middle rope. Sky kicks Havoc in the face. Kazarian follows that with a Release German Suplex for a two count. Kazarian is mauling Havoc in the corner. Havoc reverses out of the irish whip from Kazarian. Kazarian side steps Havoc into the turnbuckles. Kazarian knocks Sabian off the ring apron. Standing Switch Exchange. Kazarian an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Sabian responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri from the outside. Havoc rolls Kazarian over for a one count. Havoc transitions into a ground and pound attack. Havoc tags in Sabian. Double Irish Whip. Havoc drops down on the canvas. Sabian with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Havoc drops Kazarian with The Running Knee. Sabian with a jackknife cover for a one count. Sabian with a straight right hand. Sabian applies a wrist lock. Sabian tags in Havoc. Sabian with a double leg takedown. Havoc taunts Sky. Sabian catapults Kazarian into The Eye Poke from Havoc. Havoc with The SitOut Rear Mat Slam for a two count.
Havoc fish hooks Kazarian. Havoc with a high elbow smash. Havoc applies a front face lock. Sabian tags himself in. Sabian with a sledgehammer shot in the corner. Sabian scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. Sabian kicks the right shoulder of Kazarian. Kazarian unloads two knife edge chops. Sabian kicks Kazarian in the gut. Sabian with forearm shivers. Sabian tags in Havoc. Sabian and Havoc are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Following a snap mare takeover, Havoc rakes the eyes of Kazarian. Havoc starts biting Kazarian’s forehead. Havoc abuses the referee’s five count. Sabian applies a front face lock on the middle rope. Sky is pissed. Havoc is choking Kazarian with his boot. Havoc tags in Sabian. Following a snap mare takeover, Sabian hits The PK. Kazarian with a desperation haymaker. Sabian tags in Havoc. Havoc stops Kazarian in his tracks. Havoc bites Kazarian’s fingers. Havoc with clubbing blows to Kazarian’s back. Havoc blasts Kazarian with a knife edge chop. Havoc tags in Sabian. Sabian repeatedly stomps on Kazarian’s chest. Havoc applies a rear chin lock behind the referee’s back. Sabian hooks the inside leg for a two count. Sabian tags in Havoc. Havoc punches Kazarian in the back.
Havoc and Kazarian are trading back and forth shots. Havoc continues to rake eyes of Kazarian. Havoc is lighting up Kazarian’s chest. Havoc tags in Sabian. Sabian with a Running Shoulder Block. Following a snap mare takeover, Sabian applies a rear chin lock. Kazarian with elbows to the midsection of Sabian. Sabian pulls Kazarian down to the mat. Sabian is putting the boots to Kazarian. Sabian tags in Havoc. Sabian applies a front face lock. Havoc punches Kazarian in the ribs. Following a snap mare takeover, Havoc stomps on Kazarian’s face. Havoc tags in Sabian. Havoc fires off a quick chop. Havoc gives Sky the middle finger. Kazarian decks Sabian with a back elbow smash. Kazarian kicks Havoc in the face. Kazarian side steps Sabian into the turnbuckles. Kazarian with a shoulder block to Havoc. Kazarian slips over Havoc’s back. Kazarian rolls under a clothesline from Sabian. Kazarian finally tags in Sky. Sky with two clotheslines. Sabian ducks a clothesline from Sky. Sky with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Sky dropkicks Havoc to the floor.
Sky sends Sabian to the corner. Sky with a Running Knee Strike. Sky follows that with a SlingShot Cutter. Sky applies The Dragon Sleeper. Sabian tags in Havoc. Sky with a knife edge chop. Havoc reverses out of the irish whip from Sky. Sky kicks Havoc in the face. Havoc answers with a leaping european uppercut. Havoc with The Running Death Valley Driver. Havoc tags in Sabian. Sabian lands The Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Sabian tags in Havoc. Kazarian avoids The Cheap Shot Dropkick from Sabian. Kazarian drills Sabian with The Guillotine Leg Drop. Havoc goes for a Bodyslam, but Sky lands back on his feet. Sky tags in Kazarian. SCU with The Assisted Swinging DDT for a two count. Kazarian with The SlingShot Cutter for a two count. Sabian goes for a Senton Splash, but Kazarian ducks out of the way. Kazarian dumps Sabian out of the ring. Kazarian tags in Sky. Penelope Ford negates The SC U Later. Sabian attacks Kazarian from behind. Havoc punches the back of Sky’s neck. Sabian and Havoc plants Sky with their Dropkick/Michinoku Driver Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: (12-13) Kip Sabian & (11-8) Jimmy Havoc via Pinfall
.@The_MJF is ready for battle in this Battle Royal…But, so is @RealWardlow.
Watch #AEWDynamite NOW on @TNTDrama or https://t.co/GdI7QAsxEP for our International fans. #AEWonTNT @AEWonTNT pic.twitter.com/9ObmHwP5R7
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 28, 2020
Fifth Match: Battle Royal. The Winner Will Get A Shot At The AEW TNT Championship
Participants (MJF, Wardlow, Christopher Daniels, Jungle Boy, Billy Gunn, Colt Cabana, Luther, Marko Stunt, Luchasaurus, Sonny Kiss, Peter Avalon, Brandon Cutler, and Orange Cassidy)
– Luther was eliminated by Luchasaurus
– Sonny Kiss was eliminated by Wardlow
– Colt Cabana was eliminated by Billy Gunn
– Brandon Cutler was eliminated by Peter Avalon
– Peter Avalon was eliminated by Brandon Cutler
– Christopher Daniels was eliminated by Marko Stunt
– Marko Stunt was eliminated by Wardlow
– Luchasaurus was eliminated by Wardlow
– Billy Gunn was eliminated by MJF
– MJF was eliminated by Jungle Boy
– Wardlow was eliminated by Jungle Boy and Orange Cassidy
– Orange Cassidy was eliminated by Jungle Boy
Winner: Jungle Boy
Lineup For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite
– Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Jungle Boy For The AEW TNT Championship
– Kenny Omega & Hangman Page (c) vs. Kip Sabian & Jimmy Havoc For The AEW World Tag Team Championship
– Chris Jericho will be in-action.
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