July 29, 2020
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Commentary Team: (Jim Ross, TAZ, and Tony Schiavone)
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: (0-1) The Inner Circle vs. (0-0) Best Friends & Friends w/Marko Stunt In A 10-Man Tag Team Match
Jake Hager and Orange Cassidy will start things off. Shin Kicks. Cassidy ducks under two clotheslines from Hager. Cassidy delivers another round of shin kicks. Hager launches Cassidy to the corner. Cassidy nails Hager with The Bell Clap. Cassidy dropkicks Hager. Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets. Jericho tags himself in. Jericho with a forearm smash. A pier six brawl ensues. Beretta launches Jericho over the top rope. Santana with a knife edge chop. Taylor dumps Santana out of the ring. Beretta propels Ortiz over the top rope. Beretta SuperKicks Jericho. Taylor lands The SomerSault Plancha. Beretta follows that with The Asai MoonSault. Santana with a forearm smash to Luchasaurus. Jungle Boy responds with a Leaping FrankenSteiner off the ring apron. Hager and Luchasaurus plays hop potato with Marko Stunt. Luchasaurus wraps this sequence with a Massive Splash.
Cassidy plays to the crowd. Cassidy puts his sunglasses on. Super Hug in the center of the ring. Guevara misfires on The Flying Double Foot Stomp. Guevara begs for mercy. Best Friends & Friends starts ganging up on Guevara. Luchasaurus with a Stinger Splash. Jungle Boy with a Diving Clothesline. Taylor follows that with a Running Corner Clothesline. Hager with a sledgehammer shot to Beretta. Jericho transitions into a ground and pound attack. Jericho with a Belly to Back Suplex. Jericho kicks Beretta in the back. Jericho tags in Hager. Hager with heavy bodyshots. Hager tags in Santana. Santana with a knife edge chop. Santana whips Beretta across the ring. Beretta launches Santana over the top rope. Santana pulls Beretta out of the ring. Beretta ducks a clothesline from Santana. Ortiz hits The DDT on the floor. Santana with a Release German Suplex. Santana rolls Beretta back into the ring. Santana with a Vertical Suplex. Santana tags in Jericho.
Inner Circle starts ganging up on Beretta behind the referee’s back. Jericho slaps Beretta in the face. Jericho with forearm shivers. Jericho with the irish whip. Beretta kicks Jericho in the face. Beretta delivers The Missile Dropkick. Jericho tags in Ortiz. Ortiz stops Beretta in his tracks. Ortiz stands on Beretta’s neck. Ortiz applies a front face lock. Ortiz tags in Santana. Double Vertical Suplex. Assisted MoonSault for a two count. Santana tags in Hager. Hager punches Beretta in the ribs. Hager with a straight right hand. Hager tags in Guevara. Guevara with a running knee lift for a two count. Guevara squats Beretta. Guevara with The Samoan Drop for a two count. Beretta with a rolling crucifix for a two count. Guevara clotheslines Beretta. Guevara tags in Hager. Hager applies a chin bar. Hager with forearm shivers across the back of Beretta. Hager tags in Ortiz. Ortiz repeatedly stomps on Beretta’s chest. Ortiz tags in Hager. Following a snap mare takeover, Hager drives his knee into Beretta’s back. Hager continues to wear down Beretta. Beretta is displaying his fighting spirit. Hager dumps Beretta back first on the canvas. Hager blasts everyone off the apron besides Luchasaurus. Hager taunts Luchasaurus. Beretta creates distance with a Back Drop Driver.
Guevara and Luchasaurus are tagged in. Luchasaurus with an Inside Out Lariat. Luchasaurus nails Jericho with The Pump Kick. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Luchasaurus with a Double Clothesline. Luchasaurus goes for The ChokeSlam, but Hager gets in the way. Rockers Punches. Luchasaurus drives Hager back first into the turnbuckles. Luchasaurus delivers his combination offense. Hager with a Running Lariat. Cassidy answers with The SuperMan Punch. Ortiz with The SitOut PowerBomb. Santana follows that with a Rising Knee Strike. Best Friends with a Sole Food/Half and Half Suplex Combination. Taylor with a Jumping Knee Strike to Ortiz. Beretta drops Ortiz with The Running Knee. Jericho hits The CodeBreaker. Jungle Boy ducks a clothesline from Jericho. Jungle Boy with The Backstabber. Guevara with a Flying Knee Strike. Guevara connects with The GTH. Luchasaurus with The Tail Whip. Jericho grabs the baseball bat. Cassidy launches Jericho over the ringside barricade. Luchasaurus goes for The ChokeSlam, but Guevara lands back on his feet. Guevara thrust kicks the right knee of Luchasaurus. Guevara with The Shining Wizard. Guevara climbs to the top turnbuckle. Guevara gets distracted by Matt Hardy. Luchasaurus ChokeSlams Guevara. Luchasaurus plants Guevara with The Spinning RoundHouse Kick to pickup the victory.
Winner: (1-0) Best Friends & Friends via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) July 30, 2020
Second Match: (23-6-1) Cody Rhodes (c) w/Arn Anderson vs. (0-0) Warhorse For The AEW TNT Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Warhorse backs Rhodes into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Rhodes applies a wrist lock. Warhorse kicks Rhodes in the chest. Rhodes brings Warhorse to the corner. Rhodes pats Warhorse in the chest. Warhorse with a back chop. Warhorse with a knife edge chop. Warhorse whips Rhodes across the ring. Warhorse rolls Rhodes over for a two count. Warhorse with a deep arm-drag. Warhorse applies an arm-bar. Wrist Lock Exchange. Warhorse reverses out of the irish whip from Rhodes. Rhodes ducks a clothesline from Warhorse. Rhodes leapfrogs over Warhorse. Rhodes regroups on the outside. Rhodes drop steps into a side headlock. Rhodes with a side headlock takeover. Warhorse and Rhodes are running the ropes. Warhorse with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count.
Rhodes slowly crawls back into the ring. Warhorse drives his knee into the midsection of Rhodes. Warhorse with Two HeadButts. Warhorse goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Rhodes lands back on his feet. Rhodes drop toe holds Warhorse into the middle turnbuckle pad. Rhodes with a forearm smash. Rhodes puts Warhorse on the top turnbuckle. Rhodes with a straight right hand. Rhodes with The SuperPlex for a two count. Rhodes is doing push ups in the corner. Rhodes works on the left leg of Warhorse during the commercial break. Rhodes bodyslams Warhorse for a two count. Rhodes applies the single leg crab. Warhorse grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Rhodes applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Warhorse reverses the pressure. Warhorse dropkicks Rhodes. Warhorse with two corner clotheslines. Rhodes reverses out of the irish whip from Warhorse.
Warhorse slides under a clothesline from Rhodes. Warhorse delivers his combination offense. Warhorse repeatedly stomps on Rhodes chest. Warhorse is fired up. Warhorse with a Running Double Foot Stomp off the ring apron. Warhorse rolls Rhodes back into the ring. Warhorse connects with The Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Rhodes with The Alabama Slam for a two count. Rhodes goes for The Figure Four Leg Lock, but Warhorse counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Warhorse delivers a gut punch. Warhorse with a straight right hand. Warhorse kicks Rhodes in the face. Warhorse dives over Rhodes. Rhodes dropkicks the left knee of Warhorse. Rhodes makes Warhorse tap out to The Figure Four Leg Lock. After the match, Dark Order members Alex Reynolds & John Silver starts ganging up on Rhodes. Matt Cardona storms into the ring to make the save. Cardona with Two Leg Lariats. Cardona with The BROski Boot. Cardona clotheslines Reynolds over the top rope.
Winner: Still AEW TNT Champion, (24-6-1) Cody Rhodes via Submission
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) July 30, 2020
FTR, Hangman Page, Arn Anderson, and Tony Schiavone Segment
Third Match: (27-8) Kenny Omega & (19-9) Hangman Page (c) vs. (8-0) Stu Grayson & Evil Uno w/The Dark Order For The AEW World Tag Team Championship
Colt Cabana joins the commentary team for this match. Page starts brawling with Dark Order before the bell rings. Kenny Omega joins the fray. Rick Knox is trying to calm down Page. Omega and Uno will start things off. Uno attacks Omega from behind. Uno drives Omega face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Uno with a knife edge chop. Uno kicks Omega in the face. Uno unloads a series of bodyshots. Uno with a leaping back elbow smash. Uno tag in Grayson. SpringBoard Clothesline/Side Walk Slam Combination for a two count. Omega with a straight right hand. Omega unloads two knife edge chops. Grayson kicks Omega in the gut. Omega reverses out of the irish whip from Grayson. Uno prevents Grayson from hitting the ropes. Grayson kicks Omega in the face. Uno tags himself in. Omega kicks Uno off the ring apron. Grayson thrust kicks the midsection of Omega. Omega reverses out of the irish whip from Grayson. Omega with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Omega tags in Page. Double Irish Whip. Double boot into the midsection of Grayson. Page with a Running Boot. Omega hits The Kotaro Krusher. Page follows that with The Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Page applies a front face lock. Page tags in Omega.
Omega with a SpringBoard Double Axe Handle Strike. Omega ducks a clothesline from Uno. Omega and Page are lighting up Uno’s chest. Grayson launches Omega to the corner. Grayson pie faces Page. Page is pissed. Uno applies a sleeper hold. Omega slips over Grayson’s back. Page and Uno are tagged in. Page ducks a clothesline from Uno. Page drops Uno with a Running Boot. Page with a SpringBoard Clothesline to Grayson. Uno kicks Page in the gut. Short-Arm Reversal by Page. Page with a Fallaway Slam. Page pops back on his feet. Page duck a clothesline from Grayson. Page knocks Grayson off the ring apron. Page ducks a clothesline from Uno. Page clotheslines Uno over the top rope. Page with a SlingShot Pescado. Uno drives Page face first into the steel ring post. Uno kicks Omega in the gut. Uno runs Omega into the steel barricade. Dark Order rolls Page back into the ring.
The Dark Order has complete control of this match. Uno with the lateral press for a two count. Uno drives his elbow into Page’s chest. Uno works on his joint manipulation. Uno tags in Grayson. Double Chop in the corner. Assisted Corner Spear. Following a snap mare takeover, Grayson with a Running Knee Strike for a one count. Grayson applies a side headlock. Grayson with a short knee lift. Grayson with a forearm knockdown. Grayson applies a front face lock. Uno tags himself in. Grayson slams Page’s head on the right boot of Uno. Uno with a forearm smash. Uno goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Page blocks it. Uno tags in Grayson. Jumping Head Kick/Vertical Suplex Combination for a two count. The referee admonishes Omega. Grayson stomps on Page’s chest. Page with a knife edge chop. Grayson drives Page back first into the turnbuckles. Uno tags himself in. Grayson talks smack to Page. Uno rakes the chest of Page. Uno with a forearm smash. Uno is choking Page with his boot. Grayson applies a rear chin lock behind the referee’s back. Page is displaying his fighting spirit. Page with forearm shivers. Uno with a single leg takedown. Uno drags Page to the corner. Uno tags in Grayson.
Grayson with a double knee drop. Grayson continues to run his mouth. Grayson tags in Uno. Grayson with a SlingShot Senton on the apron. Uno takes a bow. Grayson punches Page in the chest. Uno with a high elbow smash. Uno tags in Grayson. Page unloads a flurry of strikes. Grayson blasts Page with a knife edge chop. Grayson whips Page across the ring. Page bodyslams Grayson. Page finally tags in Omega. Omega with two double sledges. Grayson thrust kicks the midsection of Omega. Short-Arm Reversal by Omega. Omega with The Rolling Senton. Omega lands The MoonSault for a two count. Grayson backs Omega into the turnbuckles. Grayson tags in Uno. Uno with a straight right hand. Uno with a high elbow smash. Double Irish Whip. Page tags himself in. Omega kicks Uno in the chest. V-Trigger. Omega ducks a clothesline from Uno. Omega applies a waist lock. Uno decks Omega with a back elbow smash. Page with a Rolling Elbow. Assisted German Suplex. Page tags in Omega.
Page with a corner clothesline. Omega with a running elbow smash. Grayson responds with a Hurricanrana. Grayson avoids The V-Trigger. Grayson with a knife edge chop. Omega reverses out of the irish whip from Grayson. Uno drops Omega with The Big Boot. Uno connects with The Swanton Bomb for a two count. Uno tags in Grayson. Assisted SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Grayson is throwing haymakers at Page. Omega hammers down on the back of Uno’s neck. Omega with a forearm smash to Grayson. Omega with a back elbow/forearm combination. Grayson rocks Omega with a Jumping Knee Strike. Grayson with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex into Page. 450 Splash/Running Cannonball Strike Combination for a two count. Grayson tags in Uno. Omega negates The Fatality. Grayson gets crotched on the top turnbuckle. Uno throws the right leg of Omega at the referee. Uno with a Leaping NeckBreaker. Uno blocks a boot from Page. Omega ducks a clothesline from Uno. Omega with a Snap Dragon Suplex. Grayson lands The Frog Splash. Page with an Inside Out Lariat. Uno rocks Page with a forearm smash. Page with a Pop Up PowerBomb. V-Trigger 2 for a two count. Omega tags in Page. Page and Omega plants Uno with The Last Call to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still AEW World Tag Team Champions, (28-8) Kenny Omega & (20-8) Hangman Page via Pinfall
FTR came to the aid of The Elite. But, does the Dark Order have something planned in the near future?
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— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) July 30, 2020
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) July 30, 2020
Fourth Match: (19-7) Hikaru Shida vs. (3-2) Diamante
Diamante pie faces Shida. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Shida backs Diamante into the ropes. Shida returns the favor. Diamante with a knife edge chop. Shida with forearm shivers. Shida drives her knee into the midsection of Diamante. Shida whips Diamante across the ring. Diamante blocks a lariat from Shida. Diamante pulls Shida down to the mat. Shida pops back on her feet. Diamante transitions into a ground and pound attack. Shida turns the tables on Diamante. Diamante dumps Shida out of the ring. Shida has Diamante draped across the steel barricade. Shida with a Running Knee Lift. Shida rolls Diamante back into the ring.
Shida delivers The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Diamante kicks Shida in the gut. Diamante whips Shida across the ring. Shida ducks a clothesline from Diamante. Diamante negates The Falcon Arrow. Second Forearm Exchange. Shida with a Jumping Knee Strike. Diamante with clubbing blows to Shida’s back. Diamante drives Shida face first into the top rope. Diamante is lighting up Shida’s chest. The referee admonishes Diamante. Shida shoves Diamante. Diamante connects with The Cazadora Stunner for a two count. Shida negates The Canadian Destroyer. Diamante thrust kicks the midsection of Shida. Shida gets tied up on the bottom rope. Shida with heavy bodyshots. Shida connects with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Shida plants Diamante with The Three Count to pickup the victory.
Winner: (20-7) Hikaru Shida via Pinfall
The Rules For The AEW Women’s Tag Team Deadly Draw Cup Tournament
– The Tournament Is A Random Draw.
– All Competitors Must Draw A Color.
– Matching Colors Will Become A Team.
– Selections Are Final & Cannot Be Appealed.
MJF’s State Of Wrestling Address
Thank you, thank you. I would like to thank Mr. Tony Khan for giving me the opportunity to speak to you marks, people, I meant people. Now, let’s be honest with ourselves, we all know wrestling fans aren’t all that bright. But fortunately for you, i’ve been given an exorbitant amount of time here tonight, to force feed you all with knowledge, like a five year old being fed macaroni and cheese. Oh, okay honey, i’ll read off the sheet. Can you just do the world a favor, give me a little smile, huh? You look so much prettier when you do that honey, thank you so much. Okay, speech time, speech time. Please, I love you too. Before I start this speech, I would like to implore you, our AEW fans, who we are so grateful for, please use the following hashtags. #MJF2020 and #NotMyChampion.
You’ll find out why in a moment’s time, so please bear with me, thank you. Right now, I’m sure you people are shocked to see me here on Dynamite, two weeks in a row. Yeah, not on the sidelines, you know, with the benchwarmers. You’re doing great by the way, proud of you. Now, i’m sure you’re asking yourself, huh, MJF that’s a really good point. Why does that always happen to you? I’ll tell you. The reason i’m never spotlighted two weeks in a row, is because a certain individual is afraid of being upstaged, two weeks in a row. And that is way it is time for a change in leadership around here. Change, it’s a powerful word I just used. I remember when this company first started, I saw men calling for change. One man in particular called for a Paradigm Shift.
He said he wanted out with the old and in with the new. Well, I don’t know about you people, but a guy on top of the card, who gets to do whatever he wants, says whatever he wants, and wrestle whoever he wants, simply because he came from the place of titans isn’t new, that’s old hat, brother. This quickly went from being a revolution and has unfortunately turned into a dictatorship. And that is why, Jon Moxley is not my champion. Now, hold on people, I cannot tell a lie, absolutely. I will not stand here and pretend that Jon Moxley isn’t one of the greatest wrestlers our great sport has ever seen. However, I feel it’s high time that, we as a society have an honest discussion about all the negative side effects that have occurred ever since the Moxley reign has started. Wrestling, it’s on the marquee, and yet people, where is it? All I see is a bunch of great wrestlers having to come out here and perform gymnastics, flip flop and fly and or almost die, in an attempt to make you the viewers at home think they’re good at their job. That’s just wrong, but I don’t blame you AEW fans.
You see, you have been brainwashed into thinking that, that is what good professional wrestling is. And that brainwashing, starts all the way at the tippy top. And that is why, Jonathan, a world champion is supposed to lead by example. He is not supposed to let hi roster mates come out here and play wrestle, he’s damn sure not supposed to come out here and cosplay as a specific wrestler, and that’s a stone cold fact. Now, I don’t have to play wrestler because I am one. I’m undefeated. i am the first and last, MJF. You know what i’m not, though, ladies and gentlemen? I’m not a media analyst, and yet everybody wants to pretend to be, because everybody wants to talk about ratings. And that’s why we treat Dictator Jon so well, right? Because of his name value, right? Where on earth would the numbers lie without Dictator Jon, right? Wrong. Do you know who on average happens to draw better numbers, minute for minute than your Dictator Jon? Yours truly. Oh, you didn’t know that, did you? That’s because Dictator Jon doesn’t want you to.
See, according to Dictator Jon, I’m not on his level. Why should he have to deal with the likes of me? And, to that I say, how dare you? AEW is meant to be the land of opportunity and you’ve squandered that. And that is why, it’s time for a new guard around here, because the old guard’s been running the show on this plant for centuries, and look where it’s gotten us, people. War, famine, disease, our earth is dying, and so is morals, and yet here we are, with Jon Moxley running the old, and our infrastructure is falling and falling fast. Well, i’m here to tell you people, that I can catch this company, throw it on my back, and sprint this brand up the steep terrain to the very top because my talent outweighs your tenure, Jon. I am AEW. I bleed black, white, and gold. I’m the guy who’s going to be leading this company for the next 25 years. Do the math and grab a calculator. And that is why I’m making a promise to you, that I will not stop until we go from happily gland-handing each other for being the alternative and transform this brand into the pinnacle of professional wrestling. Jon Moxley, I am challenging you for your world title, and announcing my candidacy as the AEW World Champion. I’ll see you at All Out, Jon. We deserve better.
Lineup For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite
– Cody Rhodes & Matt Cardona vs. The Dark Order (Alex Reynolds & John Silver)
– MJF Update.
– FTR, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Hangman Page vs. The Dark Order & Colt Cabana In A 12-Man Tag Team Match
– Chris Jericho & Orange Cassidy Debate.
– Jon Moxley (c) vs. Darby Allin For The AEW World Championship
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) July 30, 2020
Fifth Match: (19-2-1) Jon Moxley & (12-11-1) Darby Allin vs. (6-1) Brian Cage & (3-1) Ricky Starks w/TAZ In A No DQ Texas Tornado Match
Allin lands The Coffin Drop off the tunnels. Pier six bawl on the stage. Cage and Moxley are brawling around the ringside area. Cage slams Moxley’s head on the ring apron. Cage with a forearm smash. Cage is choking Moxley with his boot. Starks clotheslines Allin back inside the ring. Moxley unloads three knife edge chops. Cage with a RoundHouse Kick. Cage catches Allin in mid-ai. Cage with bicep curls. Moxley lands The Suicide Dive. Moxley is trying to wake up Allin. Starks Spears Allin on the ring apron. Moxley drills Starks with a The Regal Knee Strike. Cage throws the garbage can into Moxley’s back. Cage nails Moxley with The Pump Kick. Cage rolls Moxley back into the ring. Starks kicks Allin in the chest. Cage and Starks are double teaming Moxley during the commercial break. Double Irish Whip into the turnbuckles. Cage with a chop/forearm combination. Starks punches Moxley in the back. Moxley is displaying his fighting spirit. Double Elbow Knockdown. Allin delivers The Missile Dropkick. Allin kicks Starks in the face. Allin floats over Starks. Allin with a ShotGun Dropkick.
Starks drives Allin back first into the turnbuckle bar. Starks plays the air guitar. Moxley applies The Sleeper Hold. Cage attacks Moxley from behind. Cage with a PowerBomb/Front Slam Combination. Moxley regroups on the outside. Cage with clubbing shoulder blocks. Cage with a Release German Suplex. Starks hooks the outside leg for a two count. Starks repeatedly kicks Allin in the back. Moxley throws a chair into Starks face. Moxley with forearm shivers. Cage with a running european uppercut. Moxley answers with a running knee lift. Cage nails Moxley with The Pump Kick. Allin hits The Flipping Stunner. Starks Spears Allin. Moxley with a knee lift. Moxley drops Starks with The Cutter. Cage clotheslines Moxley. Cage goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Moxley lands back on his feet. Cage decks Moxley with a back elbow smash. Cage goes for a Discus Lariat, but Moxley counters with a Release German Suplex. Moxley drills Cage with The Spike PileDriver for a two count.
Moxley applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Starks with a basement dropkick for a two count. Starks transitions into a ground and pound attack. Starks drives his knee into the midsection of Moxley. Moxley denies The Double Vertical Suplex. Cage SuperKicks Moxley. Double SpineBuster on the garbage can for a two count. Starks is raining down haymakers. Starks kicks Allin in the back. Double Irish Whip. Allin sends Starks shoulder first into the steel ring post. Allin kicks Cage in the face. Cage goes for The Buckle Bomb, but Moxley gets in the way. Allin kicks Cage in the jaw. Moxley kicks Cage in the gut. Moxley and Allin connects with their Coffin Drop/Death Rider Combination. Moxley lands The Suicide Dive. Allin hooks the outside leg for a two count. Allin smash Cage with the garbage can. Allin clocks Starks with a skateboard who has an underbelly filled with thumbtacks. Allin plants Starks with The Assisted Skateboard Double Foot Stomp to pickup the victory.
Winner: (20-2-1) Jon Moxley & (13-11-1) Darby Allin via Pinfall
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