AEW Dynamite Results (7/22/20): Chris Jericho & Jake Hager vs. The Jurassic Express

AEW Dynamite
July 22, 2020
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Jacksonville, Florida

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Commentary Team: (Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Tony Schiavone)

Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Eddie Kingston Promo 

No, no, no. We’re going to get this right. Cody, you talk about grinding. You talk abut living this rough life, all that jazz. No one’ gonna out grind you, all that stuff. My man, it’s easy to say that when you grew up around, used to be legends, like Arn Anderson. Yeah, you heard me. Keep shooting murder ones at me and i’ll knock your jaw right off your face, partner. You know what I grew up around? Alcoholics! Junkies! I grew up around that and I had to survive, I had to grind. You couldn’t last a day in my shoes, so you don’t tell me nothing about grinding.

You talk about the sport of pro wrestling, that’s a joke, because every person you faced has been a child. I am a grown ass man. And I will put you in the ground and smile. But here’s the best part about this whole thing, the guy that you like to mention, because you like to be best friends with the boss, Tony Khan, paid me to show up. And now he’s gong to pay me to kick your ass and take that championship. Oh, yeah, you want to go? Arn, I swear on my beautiful mother’s eyes, if you don’t shut up, i’m gouging your eye out, all right? Let me speak. It’s my time now. Real easy, relax, you’ve had yours. Tony Khan said to me, you know what, king, if you want a No DQ, man, that’s fine by me, just, you know, Cody has to accept. You have to accept because either you’re an egg sucking dog or you’re an egg sucking bitch.

First Match: (22-6-1) Cody Rhodes (c) w/Arn Anderson vs. (0-0) Eddie Kingston In A No Disqualification Match For The AEW TNT Championship 

Kingston attacks Rhodes before the bell rings. Pier six brawl on the outside. Kingston rakes the eyes of Rhodes. Kingston rips off Rhodes t-shirt. Chop Exchange. Rhodes with a straight right hand. Kingston responds with a knife edge chop. Kingston with a closed fist shot to the jaw. Rhodes punches Kingston in the back. Rhodes slams Kingston’s head on the ring apron. Rhodes with a forearm smash. Rhodes rolls Kingston back into the ring. Kingston with a single leg takedown. Kingston transitions into a ground and pound attack. Machine Gun Chops. Rhodes kicks Kingston in the gut. Rhodes with a drop down uppercut. Rhodes dodges The Spinning Back Fist. Rhodes drops Kingston with The Disaster Kick. Kingston regroups on the outside. Rhodes lands The Suicide Dive.

Rhodes with a straight right hand. Rhodes tosses Kingston back inside the ring. Rhodes delivers The Missile Dropkick. Kingston lures Rhodes to the outside. Kingston kicks Rhodes in the gut. Kingston repeatedly whips Rhodes with the weight belt. Kingston removes the ringside padding. Rhodes with a Back Body Drop on the floor. Rhodes with a series of closed fist shots. Kingston rakes the eyes of Rhodes. Kingston clotheslines Rhodes. Kingston with a Back Drop Driver. Kingston is mauling Rhodes in the corner. Kingston delivers a gut punch. Kingston starts favoring his left knee. Kingston kicks Rhodes in the chest. Kingston tells Rhodes to stay down. Kingston punches Rhodes in the back. Kingston applies a rear chin lock. Kingston with clubbing blows to Rhodes back. Kingston with clubbing crossfaces in the ropes. Rhodes kicks the left knee of Kingston. Kingston with an Inside Out Lariat. Kingston applies The Stretch Plum.

Second Chop Exchange. Rhodes with forearm shivers. Following a snap mare takeover, Kingston kicks Rhodes in the back. Kingston applies The Dragon Sleeper. Kingston with the eye poke. Kingston goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Rhodes lands back on his feet. Rhodes with a chop block. Rhodes slams Kingston’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Kingston’s knee gives out. Kingston with a desperation low blow. Kingston hits The Spike DDT. Kingston pours thousands of thumbtacks on the canvas. Kingston tells Rhodes to bring it. Kingston HeadButts Rhodes. Kingston with a knife edge chop. Kingston goes for a Bodyslam, but Rhodes lands back on his feet. Rhodes dropkicks the left knee of Kingston. Kingston negates The Din’s Fire. Kingston with a blistering chop. Kingston PowerBombs Rhodes on the thumbtacks. Kingston with a Back Drop Suplex. Rhodes rises back on his feet. Rhodes with a Running Lariat. Palm Strike Exchange. Rhodes makes Kingston tap out to The Figure Four Leg Lock.

Winner: Still AEW TNT Champion, (23-6-1) Cody Rhodes via Submission 

Second Match: (12-2) MJF w/Wardlow vs. (0-3) Griff Garrison 

MJF hits Garrison with the microphone before the bell rings. MJF repeatedly stomps on Garrison’s chest. MJF with a Japanese Arm-Drag into the turnbuckles. MJF is choking Garrison with his boot. The referee admonishes MJF. MJF with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. MJF with a Running Knee Drop. MJF rakes the back of Garrison. MJF stomps on the right ankle of Garrison. Garrison is displaying his fighting spirit. MJF with two haymakers. MJF poses for the crowd. MJF fish hooks Garrison. MJF starts biting Garrison’s fingers. MJF tugs on Garrison’s hair. MJF dumps Garrison out of the ring.

MJF whips Garrison into the steel barricade. MJF kicks Garrison in the chest. Garrison with heavy bodyshots. MJF with a high elbow smash. MJF sends Garrison face first into the steel ring post. MJF rolls Garrison back into the ring. MJF starts cutting a mid-match promo. MJF wants to make amends with Garrison. MJF kicks Garrison in the face. MJF wants Garrison to remind everybody that he’s undefeated. MJF repeatedly stomps on the left hand of Garrison. MJF yells at Garrison. Garrison finally says that MJF is undefeated. Garrison drives the microphone into MJF’s face. Garrison rolls MJF over for a two count. MJF with a Running Lariat. MJF transitions into a ground and pound attack. MJF connects with The Heat Seeker to pickup the victory.

Winner: (13-2) MJF via Pinfall 

Tony Schiavone Interviews Britt Baker 

TAZ, Brian Cage, Ricky Starks and Darby Allin Segment 

TAZ: All right, so here’s the deal, shut the music. We had a very difficult week. Brian Cage and I had a very difficult week. To be honest with you, there was a lot of heated arguments, a lot of heated discussions. And to be frank, Brian Cage was pretty close to firing me. Cooler heads prevailed. And I explained to Brian, why I did what I did, why I took this towel and threw it in this ring. And I ended up costing Brian Cage the AEW World Championship, because this ended the match. The reason why I did what I had to do, it was a business decision, I realized the longer Moxley had that legitimate bad-ass arm-bar.

And Mox, I give you credit, you did what you said you were gonna do, you had a legitimate, awesome, arm-bar, joint lock on the surgically repaired bicep of Brian Cage. And i’ll be damned, if i’m gonna stand outside that ring, and let this machine have his bicep tendon torn a second time. I tore my bicep, once, not twice. The Machine is not getting his torn, twice. I stand behind what I did, as a business decision, because I can assure you, Mox, and any other wrestler in this company, any other wrestler in this freaking world, Brian Cage will never be in that position again, ever. That will never happen to Cage again. Cage would never tap, he didn’t tap, he’s not wired to tap. That’s why, this is The FTW Champion, because he has an FTW mindset, no surrender, no quit.

Darby Allin walks down to the ring. Ricky Starks attacks Allin from behind. Starks is raining down haymakers. Cage with Two PowerBombs. Starks connects with The Buster Keaton. Cage grabs the skateboard. Jon Moxley storms into the ring with a barbed wire baseball bat to make the save.

Third Match: (17-10) The Young Bucks vs. (10-5) The Butcher & The Blade In The Falls Count Anywhere Match 

All hell is breaking loose in the kitchen. Butcher catches Nick in mid-air. Butcher & Blade with an Assisted GutBuster. Blade with a GutWrench PowerBomb for a two count. Matt unloads a series of haymakers. Matt tees off on Butcher. Butcher denies The Slice Bread. Blade kicks Matt in the gut. Butcher punches Matt in the back. Double Vertical Suplex for a two count. Blade applies a side headlock. The action spills to the concourse area. Blade drives Nick face first into the post. Young Bucks avoids disaster. Matt puts a sheet pan over Butcher’s face. Nick with a Running Knee Strike. Blade with forearm shivers. Blade kicks Matt in the gut. Blade and Matt are trading back and forth shots. Butcher drives Nick face first into the production truck. Butcher & Blade uses the production truck as a weapon. Matt lands The SomerSault Plancha. Young Bucks drives Blade face first through the plexiglass cover.

Young Bucks are double teaming Butcher. Matt lays Butcher flat on the table. Matt with a Flying Leg Drop. Young Bucks SuperKicks Blade. Blade takes a ride on the escalator. Young Bucks have complete control of the match during the commercial break. The action finally returns to the ringside area. Assisted Slice Bread on the floor. Nick follows that with a Running Knee Strike. Butcher negates The Indy Taker. Butcher slams Matt’s head on the ring apron. Nick goes for a SlingShot Pescado, but Butcher ducks out of the way. Butcher punches Matt in the back. Blade delivers multiple chair shots. Blade with a chop/forearm combination. Butcher & Blade launches Nick over the barricade. Matt kicks Butcher in the face. Matt with a back kick to Blade. Matt hits The Flipping Cutter off the apron. Nick with a SomerSault Senton. Butcher with a Double Vertical Suplex on the floor. Butcher sends Nick chest first into the barricade. Blade misfires on The SomerSault Plancha.

Butcher with a Running Crossbody Block through the table. Butcher rolls Matt back into the ring. Butcher goes for a PumpHandle Slam, but Matt lands back on his feet. Matt drop toe holds Butcher into the second rope. Nick throws a steel chair into Butcher’s face. Matt drives Butcher back first into the turnbuckles. Nick with a Rising Knee Strike. Nick with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Running Bulldog/Dropkick Combination for a two count. Matt applies The SharpShooter. Nick steps in with a crossface to add more pressure. Blade breaks up the tandem submission. Blade kicks Nick in the gut. Blade sends Nick to the corner. Blade dumps Nick chest first on the top strand. Blade clotheslines Matt over the top rope. Butcher & Blade connects with their PowerBomb/NeckBreaker Combination on the ramp way. Butcher & Blade brings out two tables from the entrance tunnels. Nick decks Butcher with a JawBreaker. Massive slugfest on the stage. SuperKick Party. Young Bucks delivers The BTE Trigger. Young Bucks plants Butcher & Blade with a Flying Elbow Drop/Swanton Bomb Combination off the tunnels to pickup the victory.

Winner: (18-10) The Young Bucks via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: (1-3) Diamante vs. (0-0) Ivelisse 

Ivelisse attacks Diamante before the bell rings. Ivelisse with forearm shivers. Diamante ducks a clothesline from Ivelisse. Diamante with forearm shivers. Diamante unloads a flurry of strikes. Diamante with a deep arm-drag. Ivelisse thrust kicks the midsection of Diamante. Ivelisse with a Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Diamante with a forearm smash. Standing Switch Exchange. Diamante with a Cazadora Arm-Drag. Diamante ducks a clothesline from Ivelisse. Diamante with a Hurricanrana. Diamante with a running elbow smash. Ivelisse side steps Diamante into the turnbuckles. Ivelisse with clubbing elbow smashes. Diamante uses her feet to create separation. Diamante with a Running Dropkick. Diamante kicks Ivelisse out of the ring. Ivelisse regroups on the outside. Knife Edge Chop Exchange.

Diamante sends Ivelisse back first into the barricade. Diamante slams Ivelisse’s head on the ring apron. Diamante with a knife edge chop. Ivelisse is lighting up Diamante’s chest. Diamante punches Ivelisse in the back. Diamante resets the referee’s ten count. Chop Fest in Jacksonville. Diamante rolls Ivelisse back into the ring. Ivelisee kicks the left knee of Diamante. Ivelisse with a RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Ivelisse kicks Diamante in the back. Ivelisse applies a rear chin lock. Diamante delivers her combination offense. Diamante applies the cravate. Ivelisse with heavy bodyshots. Ivelisse with a chop/forearm combination. Ivelisse talks smack to Diamante. Second Chop Exchange. Palm Strike Exchange. RoundHouse Kick Exchange. Diamante with two clotheslines. Diamante with a Release German Suplex for a two count. Diamante goes for CrossRhodes, but Ivelisse counters with a knee lift. Ivelisse connects with a Modified Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Ivelisse pie faces Diamante. Diamante plants Ivelisse with The Inside Cradle to pickup the victory.

Winner: (2-3) Diamante via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: (18-9) Hangman Page v. (2-5) Alan Angels w/The Dark Order 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Page with a chop/forearm combination. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Page goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Angels lands back on his feet. Angels sends Page into the ropes. Angels drops down on the canvas. Angels leapfrogs over Page. Page drops down on the canvas. Page drops Angels with The Big Boot. Page with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Angels reverses out of the irish whip from Page. Angels with a running knee lift. Angels whips Page into the turnbuckles. Page launches Angels over the top rope. Angels avoids The SpringBoard Clothesline. Angels with a RoundHouse Kick. Page responds with another Big Boot that sends Angels crashing into the steel barricade. Page throws Angels into the barricade. Page dumps Angels ribs first on the barricade. Page rolls Angels back into the ring.

The Dark Order appears on the stage. Angels dropkicks Page in the ropes. Angels with a Draping Elbow Drop on the ring apron. Angels rolls Page back into the ring. Angels with southpaw haymakers. Angels repeatedly stomps on Page’s chest. Page with a knife edge chop. Angels kicks Page in the gut. Angels drops Page with a NeckBreaker for a one count. Angels applies an illegal choke. Dark Order Pose. Angels with a quick splash. Angels goes for The Flying Double Foot Stomp, but Page ducks out of the way. Page dumps Angles chest first on the canvas. Page is starting to build momentum. Page with a Bridging PumpHandle Fallaway Slam for a two count.

Page sends Angels to the ring apron. Angels with a shoulder block. Angels with a SlingShot Dropkick. Angels transitions into a ground and pound attack. Angels with a Senton Splash. Angels goes for The MoonSault, but Page gets his knees up in the air. Page unloads two knife edge chops. Angels dives over Page. Angels ducks a clothesline from Page. Angels delivers his combination offense. Angels with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Page responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Page blocks a boot from Angels. Page with a corner clothesline. Page sends Angels across the ring. Page with a Fallaway Slam. Page pop back on his feet. Page connects with The Rolling Elbow for a two count. Page plants Angels with The Pop Up PowerBomb to pickup the victory. After the match, Brodie Lee offers Page an opportunity to join The Dark Order. Page says that he’s not ready to join a cult. Dark Order starts ganging up on Page. FTR and Kenny Omega storms into the ring to make the save.

Winner: (19-9) Hangman Page via Pinfall 

Lineup For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite 

– Kenny Omega & Hangman Page (c) vs. The Dark Order For The AEW World Tag Team Championship

– Hikaru Shida vs. Diamante

– Jon Moxley & Darby Allin vs. Brian Cage & Ricky Starks w/TAZ In A Tornado Tag Team Match

– Cody Rhodes will put his AEW TNT Championship on the line.

Sixth Match: (15-5-1) Chris Jericho & (5-4) Jake Hager vs. (6-1) The Jurassic Express w/Marko Stunt 

Chris Jericho and Jungle Boy will start things off. Jericho is throwing haymakers at Jungle Boy. Jericho repeatedly stomps on Jungle Boy’s chest. Jericho unloads two knife edge chops. Jericho sends Jungle Boy to the corner. Jungle Boy dives over Jericho. Jungle Boy with two deep arm-drags. Jungle Boy dropkicks Jericho. Jungle Boy tells Jericho to bring it. Hager and Luchasaurus are tagged in. Slugfest. Hager backs Luchasaurus into the turnbuckles. Luchasaurus blocks a punch from Hager. Luchasaurus unloads a flurry of strikes. Hager with three haymakers. Hager whips Luchasaurus across the ring. Luchasaurus ducks a clothesline from Hager. Luchasaurus with a running clothesline. Luchasaurus with a Spinning Back Kick. Hager kicks Luchasaurus in the gut. Luchasaurus runs into Hager. Shoulder Block Exchange. Luchasaurus with a RoundHouse Kick. Hager denies The ChokeSlam. Luchasaurus uses his feet to push off Hager. Luchasaurus goes for another RoundHouse Kick, but Hager counters with The Ankle Lock. Luchasaurus grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Hager tags in Jericho.

Jericho works on the right leg of Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus with a straight right hand. Jericho dropkicks the right knee of Luchasaurus. Jericho tags in Hager. Hager with a straight right hand. Hager applies a rear chin lock. Hager bends the left knee of Luchasaurus. Hager is mauling Luchasaurus in the corner. Luchasaurus is displaying his fighting spirit. Hager with a Chop Block. Luchasaurus reverses out of the irish whip from Hager. Hager decks Luchasaurus with a back elbow smash. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline. Jericho and Jungle Boy are tagged in. Jungle Boy ducks a clothesline from Jericho. Jungle Boy with a running forearm smash to Hager. Jungle Boy with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Jungle Boy dropkicks Hager off the ring apron. Jungle Boy with a Hurricanrana for a two count. Jungle Boy with clubbing blows to Jericho’s back. Jungle Boy repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Jericho. Jungle Boy reverses out of the irish whip from Jericho. Jungle Boy ducks a clothesline from Jericho. Jungle Boy lands The Suicide Dive. Jungle Boy hits The Outside In DDT for a two count. Jurassic Express with a Flying HeadScissors TakeOver/Inside Cradle Combination for a two count. Jungle Boy with a Spinning Back Kick. Jericho dumps Jungle Boy chest first on the canvas. Jericho blasts Marko Stunt off the ring apron. Jericho poses for the crowd.

Inner Circle starts cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Jericho with a forearm smash. Jericho sends Jungle Boy to the corner. Jericho tags in Hager. Inner Circle repeatedly stomps on Jungle Boy’s chest. Santana and Ortiz throws Jungle Boy into the ringside barricade. Jungle Boy with heavy bodyshots. Hager slams Jungle Boy’s head on the ring apron. Hager rolls Jungle Boy back into the ring. Hager stands on Jungle Boy’s hair. Hager tags in Jericho. Hager bodyslams Jungle Boy. Jericho walks over Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy repeatedly kicks the right knee of Jericho. Jericho drops Jungle Boy with The Big Boot. Jericho repeatedly stomps on Jungle Boy’s chest. Santana attacks Jungle Boy behind the referee’s back. Jericho with clubbing blows to Jungle Boy’s back. Jericho with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Jericho slaps Jungle Boy in the chest. Jericho with a corner clothesline. Jericho punches Jungle Boy in the back. Jericho puts Jungle Boy on the top turnbuckle. Jericho with a knife edge chop. Jericho hammers down on Jungle Boy’s back. Jungle Boy denies The SuperPlex. Jungle Boy with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Jericho clotheslines Jungle Boy. Jericho tags in Hager.

Hager with a short elbow drop. Hager applies an arm-bar. Hager with a sharp knee strike. Jungle Boy is fighting from underneath. Jungle Boy goes for a sunset flip, but Hager blocks it. Jungle Boy side steps Hager into the turnbuckles. Hager knocks Luchasaurus off the ring apron. Hager drags Jungle Boy to the corner. Hager tags in Jericho. Jericho brings the baseball bat into the ring. The referee admonishes Jericho. Jericho with a Belly to Back Suplex. Jericho goes for a Bodyslam, but Jungle Boy counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Jungle Boy with a Desperation Lariat.  Jungle Boy with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Jericho tags in Hager. Hager stops Jungle Boy in his tracks. Hager with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Hager applies a rear chin lock. Jungle Boy with elbows into the midsection of Hager. Hager punches Jungle Boy in the back. Hager tags in Jericho. Inner Circle are lighting up Jungle Boy’s chest. Double Irish Whip. Jungle Boy creates distance with a Double DDT. Jungle Boy tags in Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus clotheslines Jericho. Luchasaurus with Two Pump Kicks to Hager. Luchasaurus slaps Jericho in the chest. Luchasaurus unloads two knife edge chops.

Hager reverses out of the irish whip from Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus with a running clothesline. Inner Circle negates The Double ChokeSlam. Luchasaurus drops Jericho with a Hook Kick. Luchasaurus with a RoundHouse Kick to Hager. Luchasaurus connects with The Extinction Event. Hager responds with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Jungle Boy with a SpringBoard Forearm Smash. Jericho with an Inside Out Lariat. Marko Stunt delivers The Missile Dropkick. Luchasaurus SuperKicks Jericho. The referee is distracted by Santana and Ortiz. Luchasaurus hooks the outside leg for a two count. Luchasaurus goes for a Bodyslam, but Jericho lands back on his feet. Luchasaurus drops Jericho with a shoulder tackle. Luchasaurus with a Windmill Knee Strike for a two count. Jungle Boy with a Running FrankenSteiner that sends Santana crashing into Ortiz. Sammy Guevara dressed as Serpentico clocks Luchasaurus with the baseball bat. Jericho plants Luchasaurus with The CodeBreaker to pickup the victory. After the match, Inner Circle gangs up on Jurassic Express. Guevara lands The Shooting Star Press. Inner Circle retreats from Orange Cassidy and Best Friends to close the show. 

Winner: (16-5-1) Chris Jericho & (6-4) Jake Hager via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez