August 12, 2020
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Commentary Team: (Jim Ross, TAZ, and Tony Schiavone)
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: (18-11) The Young Bucks vs. (8-1) The Dark Order (Evil Uno & Stu Grayson)
Dark Order members Alex Reynolds, Alan Angels, and John Silver attacks The Young Bucks before the bell rings. Grayson launches Nick Jackson back into the ring. Uno with a straight right hand. Uno slams Nick’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Uno tags in Grayson. Dark Order repeatedly stomps on Nick’s chest. Grayson slams Nick’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Grayson with a knife edge chop. Nick decks Grayson with a JawBreaker. Dark Order gangs up on Nick behind the referee’s back. Matt lands The SomerSault Plancha off the stage. Grayson responds with a Suicide Dive. Uno hooks the outside leg for a two count. Uno with a straight right hand. Uno whips Nick into the turnbuckles. Uno tags in Grayson. Uno with a Running European Uppercut. Uno bodyslams Nick. Grayson with the lateral press for a one count. Following a snap mare takeover, Grayson hits The PK. Grayson tags in Uno.
Uno with a knife edge chop. Uno tags in Grayson. Nick with a pair of boots. Uno ducks a clothesline from Nick. Dark Order goes for Two Belly to Back Suplex’s, but Nick lands back on his feet. Nick tags in Matt. Matt with a Flying Double Crossbody Block. Matt with rapid fire haymakers. Grayson kicks Matt in the gut. Double Irish Whip. Matt with a Double Clothesline. Matt tags in Nick. Double Chop. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Knockdown. Fist Drop/Standing Frog Splash Combination. Double boot into the midsection of Uno. Nick with a GutBuster. Matt follows that with a SomerSault NeckBreaker onto the right knee of Nick. Nick is fired up. Nick decks Grayson with a back elbow smash. Nick with a Flying Arm-Drag TakeOver. Nick with a Spinning Back Kick. Nick sweeps out the legs of Grayson. Nick tags in Matt. Grayson dropkicks the left knee of Nick. Grayson with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Grayson with a Double Enzuigiri. Grayson goes for The Uranage Slam, but Matt counters with a deep arm-drag. Uno made the blind tag. Matt whips Grayson across the ring. Uno with an Elevated German Suplex. Uno with a Leg Drop for a two count. Uno blasts Matt with a knife edge chop. Uno with a Falling Arm-Breaker. Uno tags in Grayson.
Grayson with a SlingShot Senton on the ring apron. Grayson poses for the crowd. Grayson puts his leg on the back of Matt’s neck. Grayson slams Matt’s head on the right boot of Uno. Grayson tags in Uno. Grayson applies a front face lock. Uno rakes Matt’s back. Matt is throwing haymakers at Uno. Uno nails Matt with a throat thrust. The referee admonishes Uno. Uno tags in Grayson. Grayson talks smack to Matt. Matt with heavy bodyshots. Matt tees off on Grayson. Grayson dropkicks Matt to the floor. Uno drives Matt back first into the edge of the ring frame. Uno rolls Matt back into the ring. Grayson goes into multiple covers for a two count. Grayson transitions into a ground and pound attack. Grayson applies a front face lock. Grayson tags in Uno. Uno headbutts the back of Matt. Chop/Haymaker Exchange. Uno rakes the eyes of Matt. Matt kicks Uno in the face. Matt knocks Grayson off the apron. Matt continues to dish out haymakers. Grayson pulls Matt out of the ring. Matt sends Grayson face first into the steel ring post. Matt crawls away from the other members of Dark Order. Uno stops Matt in his tracks. Uno uses the referee to his advantage. Uno drops Matt with a NeckBreaker. Uno taunts Nick. Uno with the irish whip. Matt Spears Uno. Uno tags in Grayson. Grayson tries to cheap shot Nick. Matt with a straight right hand. Uno answers with The Big Boot. Uno launches Matt onto Grayson’s shoulders. Matt drills Grayson with The Reverse Hurricanrana. Matt crawls under Uno. Matt tags in Nick.
Nick ducks a clothesline from Uno. Nick with a RoundHouse Kick. Nick with a Spinning Back Kick to Uno. Nick follows that with a Spinning RoundHouse Kick to Grayson. Nick with a Rising Knee Strike. Running Bulldog/Clothesline Combination. Nick with a shoulder block. Nick hits The SlingShot X-Factor. Grayson catches Nick in mid-air. Nick launches Grayson over the steel barricade. Nick unloads Two SuperKicks. Nick tags in Matt. Uno with a forearm smash. Nick trips Uno from the outside. Matt with a low dropkick. Young Bucks connects with The Risky Business for a two count. Matt has Uno draped across the middle rope. Nick with a Double SpringBoard Swanton Bomb. Matt goes into the cover for a two count. Matt tags in Nick. Double Irish Whip. Grayson made the blind tag. Uno decks Matt with a back elbow smash. Uno kicks Nick in the face. Assisted FrankenSteiner to Matt. Grayson with a Jumping Knee Strike. Grayson follows that with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex into Matt. 450 Splash/Running Cannonball Strike Combination for a two count. Grayson tags in Uno. Uno goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Nick lands back on his feet. Grayson with a double leapfrog. 540 Kick/BrainBuster Combination for a two count. Grayson is raining down haymakers. Grayson launches Matt into the right entrance tunnel. Uno tags in Grayson. Nick negates The Fatality. Nick rolls Uno over to pickup the victory.
Winner: (19-11) The Young Bucks via Pinfall
MJF & Jon Moxley Segment
MJF: Thank you, thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, before I start my speech here tonight, I’d like to implore you, once more, to please the following hashtags, #MJF2020 and #NotMyChampion. Now, before we get into the speech here tonight, I’m gonna give it up for my assistant, Nina, she’s gonna take the floor and she’s show you guys some great polling numbers. Nina, hit ’em with it. Wow, you got to love it, people. As you can see, the numbers don’t lie and neither do I, ladies and gentlemen. But we’re not here to talk about numbers tonight, no, no, there’s much more important things on the docket. Now, what i’m about to talk about right now might get me a little emotional, because I care about your well being. AEW Faithful, today I mourn for your belief in your leader and your champion, because today is the day it dies. Dictator Jon has made it importantly clear that he does not care about you, because if he did, he would be here tonight. But you know who is here, ladies and gentlemen? I am.
And I will always be here, and that’s a promise as your candidate for the AEW World Title, that’s a promise. But I am man enough to admit that I have to take partial responsibility for Jonathan’s absence here tonight. You see, I think Dictator Jon might not be here, well, because he’s afraid. He’s afraid of change. And, ladies and gentlemen, let’s be honest, he’s obviously afraid of me, so. Hold on, it’s perfectly understandable. You see, right now, Dictator Jon is swimming in uncharted territory, he’s not used to dealing with someone who’s so much more talented than him. And he is definitely NOT used to dealing with a pro wrestler, who won’t happily look up at the lights for him. But guess what, Jonathan? Since I care about these people so much more than you, and I know how badly they want you here, I want to make sure you feel comfortable enough to show up to your job, huh bud.
Is this better, Jon? Are you in your comfort zone, bud? You know what the sad thing is, Jonathan? I didn’t start this campaign to have a beef with you or a rivalry with you. I started this campaign, simply because this great company deserves quality leadership. And Jonathan, you might be one hell of a professional wrestler, but you’re not a leader. You know what you are, Jon? You’re a dog, chasing cars. You wouldn’t even know what to do with one if you caught it, but therein lies the issue, Jon, you have caught it. You’ve caught the finest automobile on god’s green earth. You’ve caught, Pretty Platinum, the AEW World Title. But you know what, Jon? If you want to prove to these people that i’m wrong, and you do care about them, perhaps it’s time to fork the keys over. Fork the keys over to a real leader, Jon. Why wait till September 5th at All Out? Fork the keys over to someone who’s better than you, and you know it, Jon. Fork the keys over to me. Because Jon, you know, I know, and the folks watching at home know, that we deserve better.
Moxley’s music starts playing. Mox attacks MJF from behind. Moxley is raining down haymakers. Moxley throws MJF into the podium. Moxley connects with The Death Rider.
Jon Moxley: Don’t you think for one second that makes us even, no, not even close. After what you almost cost me last week, we’re not going to be even until September 5th at All Out, when I teach you a painful lesson in humility. MJF, believe me when I tell you, i’m going to make sure that this is a very bitter pill for you to swallow.
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) August 13, 2020
Second Match: (25-6-1) Cody Rhodes (c) w/Arn Anderson & Brandi Rhodes vs. (24-10) Scorpio Sky For The AEW TNT Championship
Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rhodes backs Sky into the turnbuckles. Sky applies a side headlock. Side Headlock TakeOver/HeadScissors Escape Exchange. Sky still has grasp of the side headlock. Rhodes whips Sky across the ring. Sky drops Rhodes with a shoulder tackle. Rhodes drops down on the canvas. Leapfrog Exchange. Rhodes goes for a Diving Crossbody Block, but Sky ducks out of the way. Rhodes regroups on the outside. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Sky applies a side headlock. Sky runs into Rhodes. Rhodes flexes is muscles. Rhodes with a Counter Hip Toss over the top rope. Rhodes tells Sky to bring it. Rhodes signals for the test of strength. Sky kicks Rhodes in the gut. Sky with a straight right hand.
Rhodes ducks under two clotheslines from Sky. Sky kicks Rhodes in the chest. Rhodes delivers The Cactus Special. Forearm Exchange. Sky slams Rhodes head on the ring apron. Rhodes and Sky are trading back and forth shots. Rhodes kicks Sky in the gut. Rhodes with a drop down uppercut. Sky answers with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Rhodes dives over Sky. Rhodes PowerSlams Sky for a two count. Sky exits the ring. Rhodes tosses Sky back inside the ring. Rhodes with a wrist lock takedown. Rhodes applies a top wrist lock. Rhodes kicks the back of Sky’s head for a two count. Chop Exchange. Rhodes delivers a gut punch. Rhodes with a single leg takedown. Rhodes applies a standing knee bar. Rhodes with an arm-ringer. Rhodes with a straight right hand. Rhodes follows that with a Delayed Front Suplex. Rhodes applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Sky falls on top of Rhodes for a two count.
Sky kicks Rhodes in the gut. Sky with the irish whip. Rhodes rolls Sky over for a two count. Sky ducks a clothesline from Rhodes. Sky dumps Rhodes ribs first on the top rope. Sky puts Rhodes on the top turnbuckle. Sky gets Rhodes tied in the tree of woe. Sky repeatedly stomps on Rhodes chest. Sky drives Rhodes ribs first into the steel ring post. Sky kicks Rhodes in the gut. Sky applies The Abdominal Stretch. Rhodes with a Hip Toss. Sky launches Rhodes onto the ramp way. Sky with a shoulder block. Sky hits The SlingShot Cutter. Sky rolls Rhodes back inside the ring. Sky hooks the leg for a two count. Rhodes has Sky perched on the top rope. Rhodes with a straight right hand. Rhodes connects with The SuperPlex. Sky with an inside cradle for a two count. Sky ducks a clothesline from Rhodes. Sky goes for The TKO, but Rhodes counters with The CrossRhodes for a two count. Sky negates The TombStone PileDriver. Sky with a Leaping FlatLiner for a two count. Rhodes avoids The SlingShot Cutter. Rhodes plants Sky with The CrossRhodes to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still AEW TNT Champion, (26-6-1) Cody Rhodes via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) August 13, 2020
Third Match: (28-9) Kenny Omega & (20-10) Hangman Page (c) vs. (6-2) The Jurassic Express w/Marko Stunt For The AEW World Tag Team Championship
Kenny Omega and Jungle Boy will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Omega backs Jungle Boy into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Marko Stunt starts running his mouth. Omega slaps Stunt in the face. Jurassic Express are trying to calm down Stunt. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Omega applies a side headlock. Jungle Boy whips Omega across the ring. Jungle Boy drops down on the canvas. Jungle Boy trips Omega. Jungle Boy with The La Magistral for a two count. Jungle Boy ducks a clothesline from Omega. Jungle applies an arm-bar. Jungle Boy slaps Omega in the chest. Jungle Boy kicks the left hamstring of Omega. Jungle Boy with a Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Omega is distracted by Stunt. Jungle Boy dropkicks Omega for a one count. Jungle Boy applies a front face lock. Jungle Boy tags in Luchasaurus. Jurassic Express are double teaming Omega.
Cazadora FlatLiner. Luchasaurus with the lateral press for a two count. Omega decks Luchasaurus with a back elbow smash. Omega with forearm shivers. Omega with a double hand chop. Luchasaurus launches Omega to the corner. Luchasaurus unloads a series of bodyshots. Jungle Boy tags himself in. Luchasaurus dumps Omega face first on the canvas. Assisted Swanton Bomb for a two count. Omega rocks Jungle Boy with a forearm smash. Omega with clubbing blows to Jungle Boy’s back. Omega with a blistering chop. Omega applies a side headlock. Page tags himself in. Jungle Boy leapfrogs over Omega. Jungle Boy goes for a dropkick, but Omega holds onto the ropes. Jungle Boy avoids The PK. Page with The Sliding Lariat for a two count. Page with a knife edge chop. Jungle Boy reverses out of the irish whip from Page. Page bodyslams Jungle Boy. Page with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Page applies a front face lock. Page tags in Omega. Omega punches Jungle Boy in the ribs.
Omega and Page are double teaming Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy is displaying his fighting spirit. Jungle Boy thrust kicks the midsection of Omega. Jungle Boy slaps Page in the chest. Page negates The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Page with a Running Boot to Luchasaurus. Page follows that with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Page with a SlingShot Pescado. Page rolls Jungle Boy back into the ring. Page drops Jungle Boy with a knife edge chop. Page stomps on Jungle Boy’s chest. Page tags in Omega. Omega with two haymakers. Omega repeatedly stomps on Jungle Boy’s chest. Omega punches Jungle Boy in the back. Following a snap mare takeover, Omega applies a rear chin lock. Omega transitions into a front face lock. Omega punches Jungle Boy in the back. Omega drives Jungle Boy back first into the turnbuckles. Omega is mauling Jungle Boy in the corner. Omega puts Jungle Boy on the top turnbuckle. Omega with a leaping chop. Omega goes for The SuperPlex, but Jungle Boy blocks it. Jungle Boy decks Page with a back elbow smash. Jungle Boy dives over Omega. Luchasaurus and Page are tagged in.
Luchasaurus clotheslines Page. Luchasaurus slaps Omega in the chest. Luchasaurus with a Spinning Back Kick to Page. Omega and Luchasaurus are running the ropes. Luchasaurus with a Big Boot. Luchasaurus goes for a Bodyslam, but Omega gets in the way. Luchasaurus avoids the double team attack. RoundHouse Kick/Tail Whip Combination. Luchasaurus ChokeSlams Page. Luchasaurus follows that with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Page fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Page with a waist lock go-behind. Omega tags himself in. Page eats a back elbow smash. Page dodges The Pump Kick. Omega with a V-Trigger. Snap Dragon Suplex Party. Omega delivers The Missile Dropkick. Omega with The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Page rolls Jungle Boy back into the ring. Omega tags in Page.
Page with a running double clothesline. Omega with a running double back elbow smash. Page follows that with The Rolling Elbow. V-Trigger 2. Omega PowerBombs Jungle Boy into a German Suplex from Page. Luchasaurus responds with The Tail Whip. Luchasaurus launches Page over the top rope. Luchasaurus negates The Buckshot Lariat. Double Boot into the midsection of Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus with a Double Vertical Suplex. Jungle Boy with a Frog Splash. Jungle Boy lands The Suicide Dive. Jungle hits The SpringBoard Tornado DDT. Luchasaurus throws Stunt into Omega. Luchasaurus connects with The Extinction for a two count. Luchasaurus tags in Jungle Boy. Luchasaurus with a Spinning RoundHouse Kick. Jungle Boy clotheslines the back of Page’s neck for a two count. Omega dumps Luchasaurus out of the ring. Omega with forearm shivers. Omega with a knife edge chop. Omega ducks a clothesline from Jungle Boy. Page PowerBombs Jungle Boy into Luchasaurus on the outside. Omega lands The SomerSault Plancha. Omega rolls Jungle Boy back into the ring. Page PowerBombs Jungle Boy for a two count. Page tags in Omega. Omega and Page plants Jungle Boy with The Last Call to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still AEW World Tag Team Champions, (29-9) Kenny Omega & (21-10) Hangman Page via Pinfall
The Young Bucks, FTR, The Rock N Roll Express, Arn Anderson, and Tully Blanchard Segment
Fourth Match: (20-7) Hikaru Shida vs. (0-0) Heather Monroe
Monroe attacks Shida before the bell rings. Monroe backs Shida into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Monroe uses the middle rope as a weapon. Monroe punches Shida int he back. Monroe whips Shida across the ring. Shida ducks a clothesline from Monroe. Shida with a Jumping Knee Strike. Shida transitions into a ground and pound attack. Shida with a BackBreaker. Shida slams Monroe’s head on the top turnbuckle pad.
Monroe side steps Shida into the turnbuckles. Shida kicks Monroe in the face. Monore with a Crescent Kick. Monroe with a RoundHouse Kick. Monroe follows that with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Monroe applies a straight jacket hold. Shida with a Snap Vertical Suplex into the turnbuckles. Shida with forearm shivers. Shida goes for The Falcon Arrow, but Monroe rolls Shida over for a two count. Shida makes Monroe tap out to The Stretch Muffler.
Winner: (21-7) Hikaru Shida via Submission
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) August 13, 2020
Lineup For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite
– The Finals Of The Inaugural AEW Women’s Tag Team Cup Tournament
– FTR vs. Private Party
– The ELITE vs. The Dark Order (Alex Reynolds, Alan Angels, and John Silver) In A 6-Man Tag Team Match
– Darby Allin In-Action.
– The Lucha Brothers, The Butcher, and The Blade vs. The Jurassic Express & The Natural Nightmares In A 8-Man Tag Team Match
– Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Brodie Lee For The AEW TNT Championship
Fifth Match: (16-6-1) Chris Jericho vs. (8-6) Orange Cassidy In A $7,000 Obligation Match
Cassidy teases the pocket pose. Rockers Punches. The referee admonishes Cassidy. Cassidy with a flying corner clothesline. Cassidy unloads a series of bodyshots. Cassidy with a straight right hand. Cassidy drops Jericho with a flying shoulder block. Cassidy clotheslines Jericho over the top rope. Cassidy with a SlingShot Pescado. Cassidy transitions into a ground and pound attack. Cassidy kicks Jericho in the gut. Jericho with a forearm smash. Cassidy reverses out of the irish whip from Jericho. Cassidy whips Jericho into the steel barricade. Cassidy resets the referee’s ten count. Cassidy with a forearm smash. Cassidy lands The Trust Fall. Cassidy rolls Jericho back into the ring. Cassidy with The Flying DDT for a two count.
Cassidy goes for The Orange Punch, but Jericho counters with The Big Boot. Jericho kicks Cassidy in the back. Jericho with a Belly to Back Suplex. Jericho unloads two knife edge chops. Cassidy reverses out of the irish whip from Jericho. Jericho launches Cassidy over the top rope. Jericho with a leaping forearm shiver. Jericho follows that with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Jericho poses for the crowd. Jericho dumps Cassidy ribs first on the barricade. Jericho slams Cassidy’s head on the ring apron. Jericho rolls Cassidy back into the ring. Jericho with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Jericho toys around with Cassidy. Jericho with another Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Jericho slaps Cassidy in the face. Cassidy with heavy bodyshots. Jericho scores the elbow knockdown. Jericho lands The LionSault for a two count. Jericho continues to paint brush Cassidy. Cassidy with Lethargic Chops. Cassidy ducks a clothesline from Jericho. Cassidy SuperKicks Jericho. Cassidy with a Running Clothesline. Cassidy with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Cassidy drops Jericho with Two Dragon Screw Leg Whips. Jericho punches Cassidy in the back. Jericho sends Cassidy to the corner.
Cassidy goes for a Flying Hurricanrana, but Jericho counters with The Walls Of Jericho. Cassidy with an inside cradle for a two count. Jericho kicks Cassidy in the gut. Cassidy answers with another Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Cassidy applies The Ankle Lock. Jericho repeatedly kicks Cassidy in the face. Jericho goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Cassidy counters with The Stunner. Jericho connects with The CodeBreaker for a two count. Jericho grabs the baseball bat. The referee admonishes Jericho. Jericho tells Chioda to turn around. Chioda snatches the bat away from Jericho. Jericho is pissed. Cassidy rolls Jericho over for a two count. Cassidy with The Michinoku Driver for a two count. Cassidy with a Running Boot. Cassidy delivers The Orange Punch. The Inner Circle and Best Friends are brawling on the stage even though they were banned from ringside. Jake Hager drops Cassidy with a High Angle Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Jericho with the cover for a two count. Jericho is displaying his frustration. Forearm Exchange. Jericho shoves the referee. Cassidy dodges The Judas Effect. Cassidy plants Jericho with The Mouse Trap to pickup the victory.
Winner: (9-6) Orange Cassidy via Pinfall
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