June 24, 2020
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Commentary Team: (Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Tony Schiavone)
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts
First Match: (4-1) Wardlow w/MJF vs. (11-4) Luchasaurus w/The Jurassic Express in a LumberJack Match
Wardlow runs into Luchasaurus. Rockers Punches. Wardlow with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Wardlow is throwing haymakers at Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus blocks a lariat from Wardlow. Luchasaurus with a back elbow smash. Luchasaurus unloads Three Mid-Kicks. Wardlow responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Luchasaurus regroups on the outside. Wardlow shoves Jungle Boy. Wardlow rolls Luchasaurus back into the ring. Wardlow with a running shoulder block. Wardlow uppercuts Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus reverses out of the irish whip from Wardlow. Wardlow dives over Luchasaurus. Wardlow with a Corner Spear. Wardlow uppercuts Luchasaurus. Wardlow dumps Luchasaurus out of the ring. The heel lumberjacks are putting the boots to Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus is pissed.
Luchasaurus with a straight right hand. Luchasaurus is distracted by MJF. Wardlow buries his shoulder into the midsection of Luchasaurus. Wardlow with Two Vertical Tosses. Wardlow goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Luchasaurus lands back on his feet. Luchasaurus delivers his combination offense. Wardlow blocks a boot from Luchasaurus. Wardlow hits The Exploder Suplex. Wardlow transitions into a ground and pound attack. Wardlow rakes the eyes of Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus unloads three knife edge chops. Wardlow reverses out of the irish whip from Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus with a Running Clothesline. Luchasaurus with a Spinning Back Kick. Luchasaurus kicks Wardlow in the chest. Luchasaurus follows that with a RoundHouse Kick. Luchasaurus sweeps the legs of Wardlow. Luchasaurs with The PK/MoonSault Press Combination for a two count.
Wardlow negates The ChokeSlam. Luchasaurus slaps Wardlow in the chest. Luchasaurus with a Pump Kick. Wardlow launches Luchasaurus over the top rope. Luchasaurus HeadButts Wardlow. Luchasaurus tells the lumberjacks to clear the way. Wardlow with Three HeadButts. Wardlow with The SuperPlex for a two count. Wardlow and Luchasaurus are trading back and forth shots. Luchasaurus with a Rising Knee Strike. Wardlow responds with a Running Hurricanrana. Luchasaurus negates The F5. Luchasaurus with The Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. The action spills towards the stage. Luchasaurus goes for a Bodyslam, but Wardlow counters with The PowerSlam on the ramp way. Jurassic Express starts brawling with the heel lumberjacks.
Forearm Exchange. Wardlow punches Luchasaurus in the back. All hell is breaking loose in Jacksonville. Brandon Cutler attacks Wardlow from behind. Wardlow sends Cutler crashing into the lumberjacks. Wardlow throws Luchasaurus into the steel barricade. Marko Stunt applies a sleeper hold. Wardlow connects with The Military Press Slam. Luchasaurus knocks Wardlow off the stage with The Tail Whip. Luchasaurus lands The Shooting Star Press off the stage. Luchasaurus finally rolls Wardlow back into the ring. Luchasaurus with a Tail Whip/RoundHouse Kick Combination. Luchasaurus ChokeSlams Wardlow. The referee is distracted by MJF. Jungle Boy Spears MJF out of the ring. Wardlow delivers a low blow. Wardlow plants Luchasaurus with The F10 to pickup the victory. After the match, MJF and Wardlow starts brawling with Jurassic Express.
Winner: (5-1) Wardlow via Pinfall
– In this weeks edition of TAZ Technique, TAZ gives us an unique look at Brian Cage’s Finishing Maneuver, The Drill Claw!
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 25, 2020
Second Match: (16-7) Hikaru Shida vs. (0-1) Red Velvet
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 25, 2020
Shida gets into a pre-match confrontation at ringside with Penelope Ford. Shida is livid. The referee is trying to calm down Shida. Shida drops Velvet with a Running Knee Strike. Shida connects with The Falcon Arrow to pickup the victory. After the match, Shida immediately attacks Ford. Shida punches Kip Sabian in the face. Shida starts rag dolling Ford. Ricky Starks is trying to calm down Shida. That’s our preview for the upcoming AEW Women’s World Championship Match at AEW Fyter Fest.
Winner: (17-7) Hikaru Shida via Pinfall
– Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss Vignette.
Cody Rhodes & Jake Hager AEW Fyter Fest Press Conference
Third Match: (4-0) Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss vs. (5-1) Brodie Lee & (5-5) Colt Cabana w/The Dark Order
Kiss and Lee will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lee goes for a PowerBomb, but Kiss lands back on his feet. Tip Up by Lee. Kiss ducks a clothesline from Lee. Kiss with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Kiss delivers The Rapid Kiss Missile. Lee clotheslines Kiss. Lee uppercuts Kiss. Lee whips Kiss across the ring. Kiss ducks a clothesline from Lee. Lee denies The Cazadora Bulldog. Kiss tags in Janela. Lee drops Janela with a shoulder tackle. Lee tags in Cabana. Janela leapfrogs over Cabana. Janela drops down on the canvas. Janela scores the elbow knockdown. Janela applies a wrist lock. Janela tags in Kiss. Double Irish Whip. Janela suckers punches Lee. Hart Attack. Kiss applies The Boston Crab. Janela with a Running Leg Drop across the back of Cabana’s neck. Kiss transitions into The Muta Lock. Lee floors Janela with The Big Boot. Lee breaks the submission hold. Lee launches Kiss over the top rope. The referee admonishes Lee. Alex Reynolds trips Kiss from the outside. John Silver with an Apron Enzuigiri. Cabana follows that with The Bionic Elbow. Cabana with a Big Splash for a two count. Cabana slams Kiss head on the top turnbuckle pad. Cabana tags in Lee.
Lee & Cabana are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Lee with a knife edge chop. Lee uppercuts Kiss. Lee is choking Kiss with his boot. Lee tags in Cabana. Cabana hammers down on the back of Kiss’s neck. Cabana with another Bionic Elbow for a two count. Cabana applies a modified straight jacket hold. Kiss with elbows into the midsection of Cabana. Kiss goes for a sunset flip, but Cabana rolls him over for a two count. Cabana with The Big Boot. Cabana tags in Lee. Lee with two elbow drops for a two count. Lee with a basement forearm across the back of Kiss neck. Lee with a Vertical Suplex. Lee tags in Cabana. Cabana with the lateral press for a two count. Cabana slams Kiss head on the left boot of Lee. Cabana repeatedly stomps on Kiss back. Lee knocks Janela off the ring apron. The referee is trying to calm down Janela. Cabana with a knife edge chop. Cabana sends Kiss to the corner. Kiss avoids The Flying Apple. Kiss ducks a clothesline from Cabana. Kiss with a Rolling Elbow. Kiss tags in Janela. Janela with a Flying Crossbody Block. Janela gives Lee the middle finger. Janela ducks a clothesline from Cabana. Janela decks Cabana with a JawBreaker. Cabana answers with The Bionic Elbow. Janela hits The Death Valley Driver for a two count. Cabana regroups on the outside.
Janela knocks Lee off the apron. Janela and Kiss with Stereo Orihara MoonSaults. Kiss rolls Cabana back into the ring. Janela with a Running European Uppercut. Kiss follows that with The Draping Split. Janela with a Flying Splash. Kiss lands The 450 Splash. Janela hooks the outside leg for a two count. Janela dumps Lee over the top rope. Lee blocks a boot from Kiss. Kiss with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Kiss decks Cabana with a back elbow smash. Janela gets Cabana into the electric chair position. Cabana avoids The Doomsday Device. Cabana rolls Janela over for a two count. Kiss with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Lee. Cabana with a high elbow smash. Kiss responds with a RoundHouse Kick. Janela SuperKicks Cabana. Dark Order pulls Cabana out of the ring. Kiss with a Flying Crossbody Block. Lee SuperKicks Kiss. Lee dodges The Suicide Dive. Lee rolls Janela back into the ring. Lee connects with The Discus Lariat which allows Cabana to pickup the victory. After the match, Lance Archer attacks Sonny Kiss from behind. Archer with a Hip Toss on the floor. Archer transitions into a ground and pound attack. Janela throws a chair at Archer. Archer drops Janela with The Big Boot. Jake The Snake Roberts has to restrain Archer.
Winner: (6-1) Brodie Lee & (5-5) Colt Cabana via Pinfall
– Shawn Spears Vignette.
– We get a video preview for the Jon Moxley/Brian Cage AEW World Championship Match At AEW Fyter Fest.
Fourth Match: (1-0) FTR vs. (3-0) SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)
Cash Wheeler and Frankie Kazarian will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wheeler applies a hammerlock. Kazarian reverses the hold. Wheeler backs Kazarian into the turnbuckles. Hardwood tags himself in. Kazarian avoids the double team attack. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Hardwood applies a side headlock. Hardwood transitions into a wrist lock. Hardwood pulls Kazarian down to the mat while maintaining wrist control. Hardwood with a leg drop across the left shoulder of Kazarian. Hardwood applies the short-arm scissors. Hardwood tags in Wheeler. Wheeler kicks Kazarian in the gut. Wheeler applies a wrist lock. Wheeler applies a deep hammerlock. Wheeler drives his knee into Kazarian’s back. Kazarian grabs the bottom rope which forces the break.
Wheeler talks strategy with Hardwood. Wheeler signals for the test of strength. Wheeler works on the left shoulder of Kazarian. Wrist Lock Exchange. Wheeler whips Kazarian across the ring. Daniels tags himself in. Kazarian ducks a clothesline from Wheeler. Kazarian reverses out of the irish whip from Wheeler. Kazarian drops down on the canvas. Daniels dropkicks Wheeler. Daniels slams Wheeler’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Daniels blasts Wheeler with a knife edge chop. Daniels drives his knee into the midsection of Wheeler. Daniels HeadButts Wheeler. Daniels sends Wheeler across the ring. Wheeler ducks a clothesline from Daniels. Daniels goes for a leg lariat, but Hardwood gets in the way. Quick shoving contest that leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Pier six brawl ensues. Daniels unloads a flurry of left jabs. Wheeler clotheslines Daniels to the floor. Hardwood with a Vertical Suplex over the top rope.
SCU are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Daniels punches Wheeler in the back. Wheeler slams Daniel’s head on the ring apron. Wheeler uppercuts Daniels. Knife Edge Chop Exchange on the floor. Wheeler rakes the eyes of Daniels. Kazarian sends Hardwood shoulder first into the steel ring post. Daniels applies a side headlock. Wheeler drops down on the canvas. Wheeler scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. Daniels kicks Wheeler in the face. Daniels slams Wheeler’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Following a snap mare takeover, Daniels tags in Kazarian. SlingShot Elbow/Leg Drop Combination for a one count. Kazarian applies a wrist lock. Kazarian tags in Daniels. SCU are double teaming Wheeler.
Daniels clotheslines the back of Wheeler’s neck. Kazarian with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp. Daniels with the cover for a one count. Daniels drives Wheeler’s face into Kazarian’s boots. Daniels punches Wheeler in the back. Daniels with a Vertical Suplex for a one count. Daniels applies a rear chin lock. Wheeler gets back to a vertical base. Daniels drives Wheeler back first into the turnbuckles. Daniels tags in Kazarian. Wheeler is displaying his fighting spirit. Daniels stomps Wheeler in his tracks. Daniels with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Daniels knocks Hardwood off the ring apron. Kazarian drops Wheeler with The SlingShot DDT for a two count. Kazarian bodyslams Wheeler. Kazarian goes for a SpringBoard Leg Drop, but Wheeler ducks out of the way. Kazarian tags in Daniels. Daniels tries to cheap shot Hardwood. Wheeler creates distance with a Hurricanrana. Wheeler tags in Hardwood.
Hardwood ducks a clothesline from Daniels. Hardwood with rapid fire jabs. Hardwood with three haymakers. Hardwood kicks Daniels in the gut. Hardwood follows that with a Vertical Suplex. Hardwood kicks Kazarian in the gut. Hardwood with a Snap Vertical Suplex on top of Daniels. Hardwood clotheslines Kazarian over the top rope. Daniels with a big palm strike. Short-Arm Reversal by Hardwood. Hardwood hits The SlingShot Suplex for a two count. Hardwood goes for The PileDriver, but Daniels counters with a Back Body Drop. Daniels uses Kazarian for leverage. Wheeler knocks Kazarian off the ring apron. Hardwood ducks a clothesline from Daniels. Hardwood inadvertently shoves Daniels into Wheeler. Hardwood with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Hardwood clocks Kazarian with a closed fist shot. Daniels goes for an inside cradle, but the referee is trying to get Kazarian out of the ring. Wheeler turns Daniels over for a two count. Hardwood with a straight right hand. Daniels drops Hardwood with The STO.
Wheeler and Kazarian are tagged in. Rockers Punches. Wheeler ducks a clothesline from Kazarian. Second Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Kazarian with a Spinning Back Kick. Kazarian with a knee lift. Kazarian follows that with a Discus Lariat. Kazarian applies a front face lock. Kazarian punches Wheeler in the back. Kazarian goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Wheeler lands back on his feet. Wheeler applies a waist lock. Kazarian decks Wheeler with a back elbow smash. Kazarian ducks a clothesline from Wheeler. Kazarian slips over Wheeler’s back. Kazarian hits The BackStabber. Daniels with an Apron Enzuigiri. Kazarian connects with The Unprettier for a two count. Kazarian tags in Daniels. Kazarian goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Wheeler lands back on his feet. Hardwood pulls Kazarian out of the ring. Wheeler catapults Daniels face first into the top turnbuckle pad.
Wheeler tags in Hardwood. The Vedge-A-Matic for a two count. Kazarian gets Wheeler crotched on the top turnbuckle. Hardwood goes for The SuperPlex, but Daniels rolls him over for a two count. Daniels tags in Kazarian. Double Irish Whip. Hardwood kicks Daniels in the chest. Hardwood ducks a clothesline from Kazarian. SCU with a SitOut PowerBomb/NeckBreaker Combination for a two count. Kazarian tags in Daniels. Daniels connects with The Angel Wings for a two count. Wheeler ducks a clothesline from Kazarian. Wheeler PowerSlams Kazarian. Daniels responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Harwood with a hand full of tights for a two count. Hardwood tags in Wheeler. Hardwood slides under Daniels. FTR plants Daniels with The Goodnight Express to pickup the victory. After the match, Dax Hardwood explains why FTR is the best tag team in the world. We see The Butcher & The Blade inside FTR’s truck. Blade challenges FTR and The Young Bucks to a 8-Man Tag Team Match At AEW Fyter Fest. The Lucha Brothers attacks FTR. The Young Bucks storms into the ring to make the save.
Winner: (2-0) FTR via Pinfall
"We are the absolute best tag team on this planet!" – @DaxHarwood
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) June 25, 2020
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) June 25, 2020
Fifth Match: (4-0) Brian Cage w/TAZ vs. (0-5) Jon Cruz
TAZ joins the commentary team for this match. Cage dumps Cruz chest first into the canvas. Cage sends Cruz across the ring. Cruz ducks under two clotheslines from Cage. Cruz goes for a Running Crossbody Block, but Cage counters with Bicep Curls. Cage with a Fallaway Toss. Cage whips Cruz into the turnbuckles. Cage with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Cruz regroups on the outside. Cage PowerBombs Cruz back into the ring. Cage connects with The Drill Claw to pickup the victory.
Winner: (5-0) Brian Cage via Pinfall
Turn my mic on. When I grab the mic, you turn the mic on. Please, get that man out of the ring. Hey Mox, where are you? Moxley, you see him, Brian? Where’s the badass? Where’s the tough guy? Where is he? Brian, you see him? Mox, are you anywhere? Brian, I think I found him. Look right behind that lends, I see Mox, he’s sitting on his ass on the couch. Hey champ, you remember me? Hi, I’m TAZ, that’s your fate, right there, my friend. That’s “The Machine” Brian Cage. You remember him, Mox. He’s the individual that put your body through an automobile. He’s the individual that came to work.
He came to work and he competed.You are sitting on your ass, at home with some bullshit excuse. You’re afraid, Mox. And you better be afraid of that. Fyter Fest is around the block, Jon. It’s coming, and your championship is in grave danger because of the machine, Brian Cage. He is gonna take that championship at Fyter Fest. And you’re done, tough guy. For every reason, for all the right reasons you think you are not here, the best thing is that you are not here, because that is unsafe, that would hurt you more than you’ve been hurt. At Fyter Fest, I want you to do this, Mox. Ask yourself this question. Can you stop the path of Cage?
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) June 25, 2020
Britt Baker & Big Swole Segment
Fifth Match: (4-1) “BROKEN” Matt Hardy vs. (10-9) Santana w/Ortiz
Feeling out process after the bell rings. Santana backs Hardy into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Ortiz talks smack to Hardy. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Stalemate in the corner. Santana with a straight right hand. Santana blasts Hardy with a knife edge chop. Santana with heavy bodyshots. Santana whips Hardy across the ring. Hardy sends Santana crashing to the outside. Hardy is distracted by Ortiz. Hardy with a big haymaker. Hardy jams Santana’s face against the steel ring post. Hardy HeadButts Santana. Hardy punches Santana in the back. Hardy whips Santana into the steel barricade. Hardy bites Santana’s fingers. Hardy tees off on Santana. Hardy rolls Santana back into the ring. Ortiz trips Hardy from the outside. Santana with a Running Dropkick. Santana is choking Hardy with his boot. Santana has complete control of the match during the commercial break.
Santana with a forearm shiver across the back of Hardy. Santana with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Santana toys around with Hardy. Hardy with heavy bodyshots. Santana answers with a knife edge chop. Santana HeadButts Hardy. Santana slams Hardy’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Santana continues to choke Hardy with his boot. Santana repeatedly stomps on Hardy’s chest. Hardy kicks Santana in the gut. Hardy is throwing haymakers at Santana. Santana reverses out of the irish whip from Hardy. Santana hooks the inside leg for a two count. Santana with a blistering chop. Santana dumps Hardy out of the ring. The referee admonishes Santana. Hardy launches Santana over the top rope. Santana with a shoulder block. Santana slips over Hardy’s back. Hardy avoids The Step Up Enzuigiri. Hardy applies a waist lock. Santana decks Hardy with a back elbow smash. Hardy ducks a clothesline from Santana. Hardy goes for The Side Effect, but Santana lands back on his feet. Santana hits The Uranage Slam for a two count. Santana follows that with The LionSault for a two count. Santana is displaying his frustration. Santana tells Hardy to bring it.
Santana pie faces Hardy. Santana punches Hardy in the chest. Santana sends Hardy to the corner. Hardy kicks Santana in the gut. Haymaker/Forearm Exchange. Hardy goes for The SuperPlex, but Santana blocks it. Santana HeadButts Hardy. Santana goes for The Frog Splash, but Hardy ducks out of the way. Hardy and Santana are trading back and forth shots. Hardy whips Santana across the ring. Hardy scores the elbow knockdown. Hardy with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Hardy repeatedly slams Santana’s on three turnbuckle pads. Hardy plays to the crowd. Hardy with a corner clothesline. Hardy with Three Side Effects for a two count. Santana drives his knee into the midsection of Hardy. Hardy kicks Santana in mid-air. Santana negates The Reverse DDT. Hardy connects with The Twist Of Fate. The referee tells Ortiz to get out of the ring. Santana with a Running Michinoku Driver for a two count. Hardy rolls Santana over to pickup the victory. After the match, Ortiz clocks Hardy with The Mad Ball. Santana and Ortiz plants Hardy with The Street Sweeper. Private Party runs after Santana & Ortiz.
Winner: (5-1) “BROKEN” Matt Hardy via Pinfall
AEW Fyter Fest 2020 Match Card
– MJF & Wardlow vs. The Jurassic Express
– Santana & Ortiz vs. Private Party w/Matt Hardy
– Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Penelope Ford w/Kip Sabian For The AEW Women’s World Championship
– Cody Rhodes (c) w/Arn Anderson vs. Jake Hager For The AEW TNT Championship
– Kenny Omega & Hangman Page (c) vs. Best Friends For The AEW World Tag Team Championship
– Lance Archer w/Jake The Snake Roberts vs. Joey Janela
– Nyla Rose will be in-action
– SoCal Uncensored vs. Colt Cabana & The Dark Order in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
– Chris Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy
– The Young Bucks & FTR vs. The Lucha Brothers, The Butcher and The Blade in a 8-Man Tag Team Match
– Jon Moxley (c) vs. Brian Cage w/TAZ For The AEW World Championship
Chris Jericho & Orange Cassidy Segment
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