September 23, 2020
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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone)
Ring Announcers: Justin Roberts
Transcription by Josh Lopez
AEW and the wrestling world mourn the passing of the legendary Road Warrior Animal, our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his fans. pic.twitter.com/xAzwv8gngw
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) September 23, 2020
First Match: (0-0) Miro & (16-16) Kip Sabian w/Penelope Ford vs. (14-17) Joey Janela & (11-13) Sonny Kiss
Sabian and Kiss will start things off. Test Of Strength. Sabian with a wrist lock takedown. Sabian stands on the elbow of Kiss. Sabian with a waist lock go-behind. Sabian shoves Kiss. Kiss slides under Sabian. Kiss leapfrogs over Sabian. Kiss with The Cazadora Split Arm-Drag. Kiss with a deep arm-drag. Kiss matrix under a clothesline from Sabian. Kiss with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Kiss delivers The Rapid Kiss Missile. Miro and Janela are tagged in. Sabian tags himself in. Sabian is throwing haymakers at Janela. Sabian applies a wrist lock. Sabian whips Janela across the ring. Kiss made the blind tag. Janela ducks a clothesline from Sabian. Kiss with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Kiss applies a wrist lock. Kiss and Janela are working on the left wrist of Sabian. Double Irish Whip. Janela with a running forearm smash. Kiss with a Spinning Back Kick. Janela drops Sabian with a NeckBreaker. Kiss follows that with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Miro delivers a cheap shot. Kiss tags in Janela. Sabian kicks Janela in the face. Sabian dives over Janela. Sabian tags in Miro.
Miro clotheslines Kiss. Sabian drops down on the canvas. Janela goes for a Running Crossbody Block, but Miro counters with The Uranage Slam. Miro tags in Sabian. Sabian stomps on Kiss chest. Sabian with a forearm smash. Sabian with clubbing shoulder blocks. Sabian whips Kiss into the turnbuckles. Sabian applies a front face lock. Sabian tags in Miro. Sabian with a drop toe hold. Miro with Two GutWrench Suplex’s. Miro punches Kiss. Miro plays to the crowd. Miro uppercuts Kiss for a two count. Miro tags in Kiss. Miro bodyslams Kiss. Sabian with a SlingShot Senton. Miro kicks Kiss in the back. Sabian hits The PK for a two count. Sabian applies an arm-bar. Kiss rocks Sabian with a forearm smash. Kiss tries to tag out to Janela, but the referee was distracted by Miro. Sabian applies a waist lock. Sabian brings Kiss to the corner. Sabian tags in Miro. Miro kicks Kiss in the gut. Miro uses the middle rope as a weapon. Miro kicks Kiss in the back of the head. Miro tags in Sabian. Miro stomps on the left leg of Kiss. Sabian goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Kiss counters with an inside cradle for a two count.
Kiss with forearm shivers. Kiss delivers his combination offense. Kiss sends Sabian face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Kiss slips over Sabian’s back. Kiss tags in Janela. Janela with a running clothesline. Janela scores the elbow knockdown. Janela with a running forearm smash to Miro. Miro is pissed. Janela launches Miro over the top rope. Janela drives Sabian face first into the steel ring post. Janela with a Running Boot to Miro. Sabian reverses out of the irish whip from Janela. Miro launches Janela over the barricade. Miro starts limping. Janela with a mid-air forearm smash. Miro is throwing haymakers at Janela. Miro goes for The Fallaway Slam, but Kiss counters with The Missile Dropkick off the apron. Janela rolls Sabian back into the ring. Janela ducks under two clotheslines from Sabian. Janela SuperKicks Sabian for a two count. Janela tags in Kiss. Sabian regroups on the outside. Miro punches Janela. Miro throws Janela into Kiss. Miro delivers The Machka Kick. Sabian goes for The Flying Double Foot Stomp, but Kiss gets his feet up in the air. Kiss ducks a clothesline from Miro. Kiss with forearm shivers. Assisted CodeBreaker for a two count. Sabian hits The Back Drop Driver off the apron. Miro connects with The Machka Kick. Miro stomps on Kiss back. Miro makes Kiss tap out to Game Over.
Winner: (1-0) Miro & (17-16) Kip Sabian via Submission
"Eighteen years says I deserve this shot!" – @MadKing1981.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) September 24, 2020
Second Match: (22-11) Hangman Page vs. (15-6) Evil Uno w/The Dark Order
Kenny Omega joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Uno backs Page into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Wrist Lock Exchange. Page applies a side headlock. Page runs into Uno. Uno drops Page with a shoulder tackle. Uno lunges over Page. Page with The Big Boot. Page unloads two knife edge chops. Page with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Page hammers down on the back of Uno’s neck. Uno decks Page with a back elbow smash. Page ducks a clothesline from Uno. Page with The Wasteland. Page with The Bridging Fallaway Slam for a two count. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Uno with a Belly to Back Suplex. Uno repeatedly stomps on Page’s chest. Page launches Uno over the top rope. Page with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Page with a SlingShot Pescado.
Page rolls Uno back into the ring. Uno uses the referee as a human shield. Uno ducks a clothesline from Page. Uno throws the right leg of Page into the referee’s hands. Uno drops Page with a NeckBreaker. Uno proceeds to gloat on the top turnbuckle. Uno whips Page into the turnbuckles. Uno with a corner clothesline. Uno takes a bow. Uno is choking Page with his boot. Page with forearm shivers. Uno nails Page with a throat thrust. Uno with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Uno dumps Page out of the ring. Page sends Uno chest first into the steel barricade. Page hits The Quebrada off the apron. Uno sends Page crashing to the outside. Page with a chop/forearm combination. Uno drops Page with a running elbow smash.
Uno tells Dark Order to leave. Page with a Belly to Back Suplex on the apron. Page dives over Uno. Page ducks a clothesline from Uno. Page with The Fallaway Slam. Page with The Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Page follows that with two corner clotheslines. Uno nails Page with The Pump Kick. Uno connects with The Swanton Bomb for a two count. Lariat Exchange. Uno scores a right jab. Page answers with a Misdirection Lariat. Page goes for The Running Shooting Star Press, but Uno gets his knees up in the air. Uno with an inside cradle for a two count. Page ducks a clothesline from Uno. Page mocks Uno. Page with The Rolling Elbow. Page with The Pop Up PowerBomb for a two count. Page plants Uno with The Buckshot Lariat to pickup the victory.
Winner: (23-12) Hangman Page via Pinfall
We guess the @YoungBucks don't want to talk about your #AEW World Tag Team Champions FTR @CashWheelerFTR & @DaxHarwood.
WATCH #AEWDynamite NOW on @TNTDrama. pic.twitter.com/gTkzuI9Fp8
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) September 24, 2020
Third Match: (10-2) Brodie Lee (c) w/The Dark Order vs. (11-6) Orange Cassidy For The AEW TNT Championship
Cassidy plays mind games with John Silver. Anna Jay yells at Cassidy. Cassidy makes Jay wear his sunglasses. Cassidy is not intimidated by Lee. Pocket Pose. Shin Kicks. Lee uppercuts Cassidy. Lee with a forearm shiver across the back of Cassidy. Lee stomps on Cassidy’s chest. Cassidy rolls under a clothesline from Lee. Cassidy dropkicks Lee to the floor. Lee regroups on the outside. Dark Order catches Cassidy in mid-air. Lee lands The Suicide Dive. Lee drops Cassidy with a knife edge chop. Lee rolls Cassidy back into the ring. Lee with an elbow drop for a two count. Lee argues with the referee. Lee pulls Cassidy up by his ear. Lee with a blistering chop. Lee kicks Cassidy out of the ring. Dark Order gangs up on Cassidy behind the referee’s back. Lee tosses Cassidy back inside the ring. Lee with The SlingShot Senton for a two count. Lee dumps Cassidy out of the ring. Dark Order is putting the boots to Cassidy. Lee yells at John Silver. Lee whips Cassidy across the ring. Cassidy ducks a clothesline from Lee. Cassidy goes for The Tilt-A-Whirl DDT, but Lee blocks it. Lee hits The Black Hole Slam for a two count.
Lee applies a rear chin lock. Lee backs Cassidy into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Lee with a knife edge chop. Silver poses with the TNT Title. Lee shoves Silver off the ring apron. Lee with a running elbow drop. Lee goes back to the rear chin lock. Cassidy with heavy bodyshots. Lee drops Cassidy with The Big Boot. Lee whips Cassidy into the turnbuckles. Lee uppercuts Cassidy. Lee catapults Cassidy throat first into the middle rope. Lee with Two Half & Half Suplex’s. Cassidy avoids The Discus Lariat. Cassidy rolls Lee over for a two count. Cassidy repeatedly sends Lee chest first into the turnbuckles. Lee goes for The Razor’s Edge, but Cassidy lands back on his feet. Cassidy sends Lee tumbling to the floor. Cassidy lands Two Suicide Dives. Cassidy rolls Lee back into the ring.
Cassidy drops Alan Angels with The Orange Punch. Silver inadvertently hits Vance with the TNT Title. Cassidy with a Desperation Stunner. Cassidy with The Diving DDT. Cassidy pops back on his feet. Cassidy unloads Two PK’s. Cassidy ducks a clothesline from Lee. Cassidy with The Tilt-A-Whirl DDT. Cassidy connects with The Beach Break for a two count. Cassidy clocks Silver with The Orange Punch. Cassidy dodges The Discus Lariat. Lee PowerBombs Cassidy. Lee plants Cassidy with The Discus Lariat to pickup the victory. After the match, Cody Rhodes storms into the ring. Rhodes kicks Silver in the gut. Rhodes launches Silver off the ramp way. Rhodes repeatedly stomps on Angels chest. Rhodes clotheslines Vance. Angels applies a waist lock. Rhodes decks Angels with a back elbow smash. Rhodes hits The Cody Cutter. Rhodes wraps the left leg of Angels around the steel ring post. Rhodes applies The Figure Four Leg Lock.
Winner: Still AEW TNT Champion, (11-2) Brodie Lee via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) September 24, 2020
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) September 24, 2020
Chris Jericho, Matt Hardy, and Private Party Segment
Matt Hardy: Thank you, guys. I really appreciate it. You guys just made my birthday. Last week on Dynamite, someone attacked me from behind. And i’ve been replaying the events of last Wednesday, over and over in my head, trying to figure out who would have the motivation to attack me in such a cowardly fashion. During the day, I had a heated confrontation with MJF at one point, I also had a discussion with Brodie Lee about the TNT Championship, and everybody knows my long storied history and hatred for The Inner Circle. And the onl thing I can really remember about that night, is after I was down on the ground, after being hit in the back of the knee, is that whoever did it was wearing a mask or a face covering, and I know I was hit with either a piece of steel or a pipe or maybe a bat.
And how coincidental is it that moments later, Jake Hager and Chris Jericho stroll into the scene, and Chris Jericho is brandishing a bat. So, Chris Jericho, as of right now, you are my prime suspect. And speaking of Jake Hager and Chris Jericho, what about the match my boys Private Party had with them last week? They tore the house down, man. And they were this close to beating those guys, i’m so proud of you guys. And the only reason you didn’t beat them, is because they used that same bat and blasted you across the back. And, Chris Jericho, after you beat Isiah, you had the audacity to put him in The Walls Of Jericho, to add insult to injury, to permanently injure this young athlete. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Chris Jericho, you want to be known as The Million Viewer Man, as The Demo God, but you will always be known as an asshole.
Chris Jericho: First of all, Happy Birthday, Matt. Who gives a shit? You see, there’s only four members of The Inner Circle out here tonight and for the last few weeks because of what you did to our brother, our teammate, our family, Sammy Guevara.
Matt Hardy: Couldn’t happen to a better guy.
Chris Jericho: Yeah, when you decimated him, you annihilated him, you put him out of AEW, and no one knows when he’s coming back. But guess what? I lied, he’s back, right now. Well, let’s get down to the matters at hand here, now that we’re full at force, once again. The fact that you think I would come and hit you from behind with a baseball bat? Come on, man, you know me better than that. I’m the Million Viewer Man. People tune in to watch Chris Jericho, because they know what a son of a bitch I am. And trust me, if I was gonna take out your leg with a bat, I would do it face to face so you could see the happiness in my eyes as I do it. So, I did not hit you with this bat last week. However, I can hit you with his bat, right now.
Matt Hardy: Is that what you want to do? You want to hit me with a bat? You want to fight me? I’ll fight you, i’ll fight Sammy, i’ll fight all The Inner Circle. I’m not cleared, but that’s not going to stop me from fighting you anywhere, any time, any place, if they would clear me.
Marq Quen: Matt, chill, relax, calm down. We need you. We care about you. So, take as much time as you need, to heal up and to be cleared, because I’m cleared. Chris, in case you forgotten, I laid you out last week.
Chris Jericho: From behind.
Marq Quen: Oh yeah, from behind, do you know why? Because after the match, you ambushed my bro.
Isiah Kassidy: Chill. Look, I appreciate you guys having my back. Trust me, I do, but this is on me, I got this. Jericho. Le Champion. Yeah, you may have beat me last week, but if i’m not mistaken, I almost beat you, not once, but twice. So, as of right now, today, on my boy’s birthday, I’m issuing you a challenge. Next week, one on one. And, yeah, I get it, you’re Chris Jericho, you’re a legend. Everybody’s counting me out. And everybody is expecting you to win. But what if, a young 23 year old kid from the streets of Brooklyn, New York, beats Chris Jericho? As a a matter of fact, what if next week, right here on Dynamite, I make Chris Jericho my Le Champion Bitch?
FTR & Best Friends Segment
Fourth Match: (22-7) Hikaru Shida & (2-1) Thunder Rosa vs. (7-3) Diamante & (5-2) Ivelisse
Diamante and Ivelisse attacks Shida and Rosa before the bell rings. Pier six brawl. Diamante with forearm shivers. Ivelisse whips Rosa into the steel barricade. Diamante with the irish whip to Shida. Diamante with a running elbow smash. Diamante follows that with two forearm smashes. Diamante and Ivelisse are double teaming Shida. Double Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Shida with a forearm smash. Shida with a BackBreaker. Shida has Diamante draped across the ring apron. Shida goes for a running knee lift, but Ivelisse counters with a side kick. Rosa SuperKicks Diamante. Shida throws Ivelisse into the barricade. Shida and Rosa with a Running Boot/Running Knee Lift Combination. Shida bodyslams Diamante. Shida tags in Rosa. Assisted Front Suplex for a two count. Diamante reverses out of the irish whip from Rosa. Rosa dives over Diamante. Rosa with two deep arm-drags. Rosa bodyslams Diamante. Rosa with a Running Senton Splash for a two count. Rosa applies a front face lock. Diamante drives Rosa back first into the turnbuckles. Ivelisse tags herself in.
Combo Kicks. Ivelisse transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ivelisse punches Rosa in the back. Ivelisse with The Spinning PowerBomb for a two count. Rosa with heavy bodyshots. Ivelisse punches Rosa in the back. Ivelisse sends Rosa face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Ivelisse tags in Diamante. Diamante with forearm shivers. Diamante uppercuts Rosa. Following a rolling snap mare takeover, Diamante kicks Rosa in the back for a two count. Diamante applies a rear chin lock. Following a snap mare takeover, Rosa kicks Diamante in the back. Rosa kicks Diamante in the face for a two count. Rosa applies a front face lock. Diamante runs Rosa into the turnbuckles. Ivelisse tags herself in. Ivelisse with a forearm smash. Following a snap mare takeover, Ivelisse applies a rear chin lock. Rosa with elbows into the midsection of Ivelisse. Rosa with forearm shivers. Ivelisse shoves Rosa into the turnbuckles. Rosa kicks Ivelisse in the face. Rosa creates distance with The Missile Dropkick. Rosa tags in Shida.
Shida knocks Diamante off the ring apron. Shida with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Shida goes for The Falcon Arrow, but Ivelisse lands back on her feet. Ivelisse ducks a clothesline from Shida. Ivelisse tags in Diamante. Diamante kicks Shida in the gut. Shida denies The Double Vertical Suplex. Rosa with a Diving Corner Clothesline. Shida with a Snap Vertical Suplex into Diamante. Rosa follows that with The Rebound Meteora. Shida delivers The SuperPlex for a two count. Diamante applies a waist lock. Shida with three sharp elbow strikes. Diamante drives her knee into the midsection of Shida. Diamante applies a side headlock. Diamante tags in Ivelisse. Cazadora Bulldog/DDT Combination for a two count. Rosa ducks a clothesline from Diamante. Rosa drops Diamante with a NeckBreaker. Ivelisse responds with The FlatLiner. Shida with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ivelisse negates The Falcon Arrow. Standing Switch Exchange. Rosa inadvertently clocks Shida with a Jumping Knee Strike. Ivelisse with a RoundHouse Kick. Ivelisse nails Shida with The Hook Kick for a two count. Ivelisse tags in Diamante. Diamante with a forearm smash. Assisted Slice Bread for a two count. Rosa dumps Ivelisse out of the ring. Diamante goes for The Canadian Destroyer, but Rosa counters with The Death Valley Driver. Shida connects with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Rosa and Diamante are brawling on the outside. Shida plants Diamante with The Three Count to pickup the victory.
Winner: (23-7) Hikaru Shida & (3-1) Thunder Rosa via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) September 24, 2020
Lineup For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite
– Chris Jericho vs. Isiah Kassidy
– Britt Baker Returns
– FTR w/Tully Blanchard vs. SoCal Uncensored
– Darby Allin vs. Ricky Starks w/TAZ
Fifth Match: (23-2-1) Jon Moxley (c) vs. (2-1) Eddie Kingston For The AEW World Championship
Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kingston applies a side headlock. Kingston with a side headlock takeover. Moxley with the headscissors neck lock. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Test Of Strength. Moxley applies a hammerlock. Moxley backs Kingston into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Pie Face Exchange. Palm Strike Exchange. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Moxley with a chop/forearm combination. Kingston with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kingston clotheslines Moxley. Kingston dumps Moxley out of the ring. Kingston stomps on Moxley’s chest. Kingston rakes the eyes of Moxley. Kingston with a forearm shot across the back of Moxley. Kingston throws Moxley into the time keepers area. Kingston kicks Moxley in the face. Kingston with a forearm smash. Kingston clotheslines the back of Moxley’s neck. Moxley with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. Moxley resets the referee’s ten count. Kingston reverses out of the irish whip from Moxley. Moxley whips Kingston into the barricade. Moxley applies a front face lock. Moxley rolls Kingston back into the ring.
Kingston kicks Moxley in the face. Kingston punches Moxley in the back. Kingston kicks Moxley in the back. Kingston with clubbing crossfaces. Moxley unloads two knife edge chops. Kingston drops Moxley with a forearm smash. Following a snap mare takeover, Kingston applies The Dragon Sleeper. Kingston transitions into a rear chin lock. Second Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Kingston with a Running Boot. Moxley clotheslines Kingston. Moxley with a Running Boot. Moxley lands The Suicide Dive. Moxley with a Snap Vertical Suplex on the floor. Moxley rolls Kingston back into the ring. Moxley dives over Kingston. Moxley ducks a clothesline from Kingston. Moxley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Moxley hits The PileDriver for a two count. Moxley with a corner clothesline. Moxley transitions into a corner mount. Kingston PowerBombs Moxley for a two count.
Moxley dodges The Spinning Back Fist. Chop/Forearm Exchange. Moxley HeadButts Kingston. Moxley side steps The Big Boot. Moxley with a Release German Suplex. Kingston responds with Two Back Drop Drivers for a two count. Kingston is lighting up Moxley’s chest. Second Palm Strike Exchange. Moxley negates The Spinning Back Fist. Moxley applies The Rear Naked Choke. Moxley makes Kingston pass out to The Bully Choke. After the match, The Lucha Brothers attacks Moxley from behind. Will Hobbs brings the fight to The Lucha Brothers. Hobbs hits The SpineBuster. Hobbs with forearm shivers. Lucha Brothers with a Double SuperKick. Pentagon is choking Moxley with his knee. Darby Allin storms into the ring to make the save. Ricky Starks connects with The Spear. Starks is putting the boots to Allin. Starks transitions into a ground and pound attack. Starks attacks Allin with the skateboard. All hell is breaking loose. Starks plants Allin with The Roshambo. Kingston starts choking Moxley to close the show.
Winner: Still AEW World Champion, (24-2-1) Jon Moxley via Referee Stoppage
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