October 14, 2020
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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone)
Ring Announcers: Justin Roberts
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: (10-2) FTR (c) w/Tully Blanchard vs. (16-6) Best Friends For The AEW World Tag Team Championship
Cash Wheeler and Chuck Taylor will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wheeler applies a side headlock. Taylor whips Wheeler across the ring. Wheeler drops Taylor with a shoulder tackle. Wheeler talks smack to Taylor. Strong lockup. Wrist Lock Exchange. Wheeler tags in Hardwood. Hardwood grabs a side wrist lock. Taylor reverses the hold. Hardwood tugs on Taylor’s hair. Short-Arm Reversal by Taylor. Taylor applies a side headlock. Taylor with two shoulder tackles. Taylor with a deep arm-drag. Taylor applies an arm-bar. Taylor tags in Beretta. Double Irish Whip. Double Shoulder Tackle. Taylor flexes his muscles. Beretta kicks Hardwood in the back for a one count. Beretta applies an arm-bar. Hardwood backs Beretta into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Hardwood with a knife edge chop. Hardwood uppercuts Beretta. Beretta with a chop/forearm combination. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Hardwood kicks Beretta in the gut. Beretta knocks Wheeler off the ring apron. Hardwood with a boot to the midsection of Beretta. Hardwood goes for The SlingShot Suplex, but Beretta lands back on his feet. Beretta goes for a sunset flip, but Hardwood tagged out to Wheeler. Beretta with forearm shivers. Wheeler dumps Beretta face first on the top rope. Hardwood with a Belly to Back Suplex. Wheeler hooks the outside leg for a two count. Wheeler kicks Beretta in the back. Wheeler with a high elbow smash. Wheeler brings Beretta to the corner. Wheeler with a blistering chop. Wheeler puts his knee on the back of Beretta’s neck. Wheeler tags in Hardwood.
Wheeler drop toe holds Beretta into a running elbow drop from Hardwood for a two count. Hardwood with a Leg Drop. Hardwood whips Beretta across the ring. Hardwood scores the elbow knockdown. Hardwood tags in Wheeler. FTR catapults Beretta throat first into the middle rope. Wheeler repeatedly stomps on Beretta’s chest. Wheeler with clubbing blows to Beretta’s chest. Beretta answers with two elbow smashes. Wheeler knocks Beretta off the apron. Wheeler tags in Hardwood. Hardwood with a knife edge chop. Beretta with two forearm smashes. Hardwood grabs the left leg of Beretta. Hardwood applies The Heel Hook. Hardwood tags in Wheeler. Wheeler stomps on Beretta’s chest. Wheeler applies the abdominal stretch. Beretta is displaying his fighting spirit. Wheeler uppercuts Beretta. Beretta with a Misdirection Lariat. Wheeler tags in Hardwood. Hardwood stops Beretta in his tracks. Hardwood knocks Taylor off the apron. Hardwood uppercuts Beretta. Hardwood whips Beretta into the turnbuckles. Hardwood with an Avalanche Belly to Back Suplex. Hardwood tags in Wheeler. Wheeler hooks the outside leg for a two count. Wheeler hooks both legs for a two count. Wheeler with a straight right hand. Wheeler walks over Beretta. Wheeler goes for The Stalling Splash, but Beretta gets his knees up in the air. Hardwood and Taylor are tagged in.
Taylor with four clotheslines. Taylor dumps Hardwood out of the ring. Taylor clotheslines Wheeler over the top rope. Taylor lands The SomerSault Plancha. Taylor rolls Hardwood back into the ring. Taylor kicks Hardwood in the gut. Taylor hits The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Taylor with a forearm smash. Taylor goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Hardwood counters with a Crossbody Block for a two count. Taylor goes after Tully Blanchard. Hardwood attacks Taylor from behind. Hardwood tags in Wheeler. FTR goes for a Double Vertical Suplex, but Beretta gets in the way. Beretta shoves Wheeler into Hardwood. Standing Switch Exchange. Wheeler goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Taylor counters with The Sunset Flip for a two count. Taylor blocks a lariat from Wheeler. Taylor applies a side headlock. Beretta tags himself in. Taylor kicks Wheeler in the chest. Taylor with a Rising Knee Strike. Best Friends delivers their Sole Food/Half & Half Suplex Combination. Beretta drills Wheeler with The Running Knee for a two count.
Hardwood sweeps Taylor off the apron. Beretta punches Wheeler in the back. Beretta with forearm shivers. Wheeler clotheslines Beretta. Wheeler tags in Hardwood. Wheeler whips Beretta across the ring. Assisted PowerBomb. Wheeler with The Gory Bomb. Hardwood hooks the outside leg for a two count. Hardwood hits The Back Drop Driver for a two count. Hardwood argues with the referee. Wheeler puts Beretta on the top turnbuckle. Wheeler punches Beretta in the back. Beretta with three sharp elbow strikes. Beretta is throwing haymakers at Wheeler. Hardwood has Beretta perched on the top turnbuckle. Hardwood goes for an Avalanche Belly to Back Suplex, but Beretta counters with The Crossbody Block for a two count. Taylor is throwing forearms at Wheeler. Wheeler ducks a clothesline from Taylor. Wheeler drops Taylor with The Swinging DDT. Beretta side steps Wheeler into the turnbuckles. Beretta with a Tornado DDT. Misfired Lariats. Hardwood kicks Beretta in the gut. Hardwood with The Snap DDT for a two count. Taylor sends Wheeler crashing to the outside.
Best Friends connects with Strong Zero for a two count. Taylor with a forearm smash. Wheeler drills Taylor with The BrainBuster on the floor. Beretta with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Wheeler sends Beretta face first through Kip Sabian’s Arcade Cabinet. Wheeler rolls Beretta back into the ring. Taylor negates The Goodnight Express. Beretta drops Hardwood with a Spinning DDT. Beretta tags in Taylor. Taylor with a chop/forearm combination. Taylor slaps Hardwood in the chest. Taylor dumps Wheeler out of the ring. Taylor side steps Hardwood into the turnbuckles. Taylor goes for The Awful Waffle, but Hardwood blocks it. Standing Switch Exchange. Wheeler clock Taylor with the AEW Tag Team Title Belt. Hardwood proceeds to pickup the victory. After the match, Miro attacks Best Friends. Miro repeatedly stomps on Taylor’s chest. Miro with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. Miro levels Beretta with a Body Avalanche. Miro is mauling Beretta in the corner. Sabian with a Corner Dropkick. Miro launches Beretta over the top rope.
Winner: Still AEW World Tag Team Champions, (11-2) FTR via Pinfall
Second Match: (1-0) Miro & (17-16) Kip Sabian w/Penelope Ford vs. (0-1) Sean Maluta & (0-18) Lee Johnson
Miro and Maluta will start things off. Miro clotheslines Maluta. Miro with an axe handle strike. Miro repeatedly stomps on Maluta’s back. Miro dumps Maluta out of the ring. Miro sends Maluta chest first into the steel barricade. Miro drives Maluta back first into the ring apron. Miro throws Maluta into the barricade. Miro finally rolls Maluta back into the ring. Miro with a Mid-Kick. Miro knocks Johnson off the apron. Miro throws Johnson into the AEW Wall. Miro clotheslines Maluta. Miro tags in Sabian. Sabian with The Flying Splash. Sabian tags in Miro. Miro makes Maluta tap out to Game Over.
Winner: (2-0) Miro & (18-16) Kip Sabian via Submission
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 15, 2020
Chris Jericho & MJF Segment
MJF: Cut my music. Oh, you guys still want to boo me, huh? Makes sense, it’s probably because you’re all envious of me, let’s keep it real, I mean, I’ve accomplished more in one year on national television than any of you meaningless shmucks will ever accomplish in your entire lives, so. And if I were you guys, I’d take that hatred and strapped in, because i’m not here just to get on top, no, no, i’m here to stay on top, baby. Much like the man who i’m about call out here tonight, who I look up to, dearly. A man who has stayed on top of this industry for 30 years. He’s coming out here to listen to my groundbreaking announcement, ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to Le Champion, Chris Jericho.
– Judas Singalong.
MJF: Very good. However, for future reference, you were all off key, just so you know, future reference. Chris, before I get to my announcement, I just couldn’t help but notice, Sammy, what do you got there buddy, is that a jacket I see, from your good friend, Max? When I promise, I deliver, Sammy, are you gonna put that sucker on? What’s up? What do you mean, no?
Chris Jericho: Hold on. Sammy, put it on, it’s a gift. Put it on.
MJF: Wow, fits like a glove little buddy, you look great. That’s great. Now, look, Chris, I’m sorry, as much as that fits like a glove, speaking of fit, can we talk about Jericho’s body right now, I mean, look at this genetic freak? Look at the arms on this guy, he looks like Popeye The Sailor Man if he was injecting spinach. I’m sorry, Chris, I don’t want to make this weird, but can we talk about this guys hair really quick? Lucious, Bodacious, I mean, I know you guys can’t relate because most of you are prematurely balding, but still great head of hair. Chris, can I touch it bro?
Chris Jericho: You want to touch my hair? You know what? You can touch my hair.
MJF: Smooth as a baby’s bottom, Chris.
Chris Jericho: All right, Max, cut the shit, okay? You promised a huge ground breaking announcement, you dragged us out here, so tell us what do you have to say, what’s this proclamation that’s gonna shake the world?
MJF: First of all, Chris, i’m sensing some hostility, and that is the last thing I want. We can all agree on that, we don’t want any hostility here, people, I mean, come on. Chris, you want me to keep it real. I can keep it real homie, right Proud and Powerful, i’ll keep it real bro, i’ll keep it real, okay? Look, right now, the two biggest minute for minute draws are looking at each other, eye to eye, nose to nose, and toes to mother f’ing toes. And that’s why, Chris, you are The Demo God. And if you’re a Demo God, I suppose that would make me The Ratings Ruler, baby. Okay, whatever, great nickname. No, look, it was a good nickname, it went over their head, clearly. Look, we’ve both been on top of our game ever since AEW started. We both vanquished foe after foe, to make our way to the top and yet somehow, someway, you and I have never gotten physical in the squared circle. And I shudder to think why, and i’m gonna tell you why, Chris, there’s a reason why when you turn on your television at Casa Del Le Champion, to watch some Animal Planet.
Chris Jericho: I hate Animal Planet.
MJF: Okay, random and very specific, but I get it, it’s not under the Turner umbrella, we all get it. Okay, let’s relax. Let’s say we’re just watching animals on TV, right, and when you watch that, you never will see two piranhas eating each other, Chris. And do you know why? It’s because they have mutual respect, and we have that, Christopher, because we both know what we are man, we’re freaking predators bro. Swimming in a deep blue sea, swimming around prey. But unfortunately, Chris, our prey is adapting, and we’re going to have to adapt too if we want to stay on top. So, Chris, we’ve been great separate, but what if we work together?
Chris Jericho: What are you getting at?
MJF: What i’m getting at Chris is that I would like to, you’re blowing it, Max, get it together, swallow your pride. Okay, Chris, I would like to join the inner spiritual child in my body, to get my smile back, dumb, Max, just come out with it. Okay, Christopher, I Max Friedman would sorta, kinda, hypothetically, theoretically, possibly, might want to join The Inner Circle.
Chris Jericho: So what you’re saying is, you kind of, sort of, want to, possibly, almost, might be considering to perhaps join The Inner Circle?
MJF: Whoa, Chris, let’s not start rumors, okay, I never said that, buddy, relax.
Ortiz; We get it, Max, you’re living out one of your childhood fantasies, getting to jerk Jericho’s chain, but there is no maybe, possibly, anything, we don’t want you in The Inner Circle, end of story. Can we leave now, Chris?
Chris Jericho: Hold on. Listen, we are family, we’re a team, we make our decisions together, but I will say this, we need some time before we let you know. But I will say this, how about next week, you and I meet up, one on one, for a steak dinner?
MJF: So let me get this straight, Chris, you want to eat steak?
Chris Jericho: I’ve never wanted anything more in my entire life.
MJF: You want to have a steak dinner, huh? You want to have a steak dinner? You’re on.
Chris Jericho: I’ll see you next week, Max, at the restaurant.
A couple of things
1️⃣ Rule 5 of @RealBrittBaker's rules – Be the Baddest Bitch on the Block
2️⃣ Dr. Britt Baker is back in action next week
3️⃣ Once you see @tonyschiavone24 like that, it is something you can't unsee.
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— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 15, 2020
Third Match: (27-7-1) Cody Rhodes (c) w/Arn Anderson & Brandi Rhodes vs. (12-7) Orange Cassidy For The AEW TNT Championship
Darby Allin is watching the match from the rafters. Feeling out process after the bell rings. Cassidy side steps the collar and elbow tie up. Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets. Rhodes shoves Cassidy. Cassidy kicks the sunglasses out of the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cassidy backs Rhodes into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Cassidy pats Rhodes in the chest. Rhodes with two waist lock takedowns. Cassidy breaks the grip. Cassidy with an up kick. Cassidy pops back on his feet. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Rhodes with a side headlock takeover. Hammerlock Exchange. Cassidy with a wrist lock takedown. Cassidy rolls Rhodes over for a two count. Rhodes goes for a Hip Toss, but Cassidy counters with The Cradle Pinning Combination for a two count. Rhodes drives his knee into the midsection of Cassidy. Rhodes with a Delayed Front Suplex. Rhodes pie faces Cassidy. Rhodes applies a wrist lock. Rhodes whips Cassidy into the turnbuckles. Rhodes poses for the crowd. Rhodes grabs a side wrist lock. Rhodes with the irish whip. Cassidy drop toe holds Rhodes face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Cassidy with a Flying Crossbody Block. Cassidy ducks a clothesline from Rhodes. Cassidy goes for The Tilt-A-Whirl DDT, but Rhodes counters with a Vertical Suplex.
Following a snap mare takeover, Rhodes applies a front face lock. Rhodes whips Cassidy across the ring. Misfired Hip Tosses. Rhodes launches Cassidy over the top rope. Rhodes punches Cassidy in the back. Rhodes rolls Cassidy back into the ring. Rhodes with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike for a two count. Rhodes applies a hammerlock. Rhodes bodyslams Cassidy. Cassidy avoids The Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Shin Kicks. Rhodes kicks Cassidy in the gut. Rhodes with a drop down uppercut. Cassidy SuperKicks Rhodes. Cassidy lands The Suicide Dive. Rhodes gets distracted by The Dark Order. John Silver grabs the TNT Championship. The referee ejects Dark Order from the ringside area. Cassidy hands the title to Arn Anderson. Cassidy rolls Rhodes back into the ring. Cassidy goes for The Flying Crossbody Block, but Rhodes blocks it. Rhodes goes for The Cross Rhodes, but Cassidy rolls him over for a two count. Rhodes kicks Cassidy in the gut. Cassidy with The Stun Dog Millionaire. Rhodes hits The Cody Cutter. Haymaker Exchange. Cassidy with rapid fire sumo strikes. Rhodes dropkicks the left knee of Cassidy.
Rhodes with a straight right hand. Rhodes wraps the left leg of Cassidy around the steel ring post. Anderson admonishes Rhodes. Cassidy denies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Rhodes delivers The Disaster Kick for a two count. Rhodes applies the single leg crab. Cassidy rolls Rhodes over for a two count. Rhodes with a Running Lariat for a two count. Rhodes starts doing push ups. Cassidy negates The Pedigree. Cassidy crawls under Rhodes. Rhodes puts Cassidy on the top turnbuckle. Rhodes punches Cassidy in the back. Rhodes with The Reverse SuperPlex for a two count. Cassidy sends Rhodes face first into the ring post. Cassidy drops Rhodes with The Flying DDT for a two count. Cassidy with The Michinoku Driver for a two count. Rhodes negates The Beach Break. Rhodes with a double leg takedown. Rhodes applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Cassidy reaches the bottom rope which forces the break. Cassidy hits The Beach Break on the apron. Cassidy rolls Rhodes back into the ring. Rollup Exchange. Double Lariat. Rhodes avoids The Orange Punch. Cassidy negates The Cross Rhodes. Cassidy with a Swinging DDT. Cassidy connects with The Beach Break for a two count. Cassidy follows that with The Mouse Trap as time expires.
Match Result: Time-Limit Draw, But Still AEW TNT Champion, (27-7-2) Cody Rhodes
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 15, 2020
FTR, The Young Bucks, Private Party, The Dark Order, The Butcher, The Blade and Tony Schiavone Segment
Fourth Match: (23-7) Hikaru Shida (c) vs. (12-8) Big Swole For The AEW Women’s World Championship
Nice display of sportsmanship. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Swole applies a side headlock. Shida reverses the hold. Swole transitions into a top wrist lock. Shida sweeps out the legs of Swole. Chain grappling exchange. Swole applies a double wrist lock. Shida with heavy bodyshots. Swole shoves Shida. Shida drops down on the canvas. Swole ducks under two clotheslines from Shida. Shida drops Swole with a shoulder tackle. Swole drops down on the canvas. Swole leapfrogs over Shida. Swole grabs a side headlock. Rollup Exchange. Deep Arm-Drag Exchange. Meeting Of The Minds. Double Kick Up. Both ladies are knocked down after a double shoulder tackle. Shida sends Swole to the ring apron. Shida with two knee lifts. Shida is fired up. Swole shoves Shida into the camera man. Swole punches Shida in the back. Shida has Swole draped across the steel barricade. Shida resets the referee’s ten count. Shida pulls out a steel chair. Shida with a Flying Knee Strike.
Shida with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. Swole gets back in the ring at the count of eight. Shida kicks Swole in the gut. Shida with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Swole with heavy bodyshots. Swole goes for The Crucifix Rollup, but Shida counters with The Samoan Drop for a two count. Shida applies a rear chin lock. Swole delivers her combination offense. Shida dodges The RoundHouse Kick. Shida avoids the leg sweep. Swole HeadButts Shida. Shida launches Swole over the top rope. Shida with a forearm smash. Shida goes for The SuperPlex, but Swole blocks it. Shida denies The Sunset Bomb. Swole with a RoundHouse Kick. Swole with Two SlingShot Cutters for a two count. Swole delivers her combination offense. Swole HeadButts Shida. Shida with a Knee Lift. Shida with The Bridging Straight Jacket Suplex for a two count. Shida follows that with The Running Knee Strike. Shida hits The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Standing Switch Exchange. Swole connects with The Dirty Dancing for a two count. Shida dodges The Dirty Dancing. Shida with a Roll Through Forearm Smash. Shida plants Swole with The Three Count to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still AEW Women’s World Champion, (24-7) Hikaru Shida via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 15, 2020
Lineup For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite
– The Young Bucks vs. Private Party vs. The Butcher & The Blade vs. The Dark Order In A Fatal Four Way Match. The Winners Will Battle FTR For The AEW World Tag Team Championships At AEW Full Gear
– Britt Baker will return to in-ring action.
– The Beginning Of The AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament
– Chris Jericho & MJF’s Le Dinner Debonair
Fifth Match: (25-2-1) Jon Moxley (c) vs. (13-1) Lance Archer w/Jake The Snake Roberts In A No Disqualification Match For The AEW World Championship
Eddie Kingston joins the commentary team for this match. Moxley ducks a clothesline from Archer before the bell rings. Moxley kicks Archer in the gut. Moxley drops Archer with The Death Rider for a two count. Archer tackles Moxley out of the ring. Archer with clubbing blows to Moxley’s back. Archer sends Moxley back first into the steel barricade. Archer rolls Moxley back into the ring. Moxley dropkicks Archer off the ring apron. Moxley lands The Suicide Dive. Moxley tosses Archer around the ringside area. Archer slams Moxley’s head on the apron. Archer with a forearm smash. Archer fish hooks Moxley. The referee admonishes Archer. Archer rolls Moxley back into the ring. Moxley with a Stiff Lariat. Moxley with forearm shivers. Archer delivers The Pounce. Archer with a Cannonball Senton off the apron. Archer with a straight right hand. Archer sets up two tables on the floor. Moxley tells Archer to bring it.
Archer kicks Moxley in the face. Archer with a double hand chop. Archer rakes the eyes of Moxley. Archer with a gut punch. Archer goes for The Blackout, but Moxley lands back on his feet. Archer drops Moxley with The Big Boot. Archer with a short-arm clothesline. Archer punches Moxley in the back. Archer goes for The ChokeSlam, but Moxley blocks it. Moxley with forearm shivers. Moxley clotheslines Archer back into the ring. Archer catches Moxley in mid-air. Moxley with a waist lock go-behind. Archer decks Moxley with a back elbow smash. Forearm Exchange. Moxley avoids The Pounce. Moxley with a Release German Suplex. Moxley with a corner corner clothesline. Moxley follows that with a Running Lariat. Moxley launches multiple chairs into the ring. Moxley throws a chair into Archer’s face. Archer fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Archer ChokeSlams Moxley through two chairs for a two count.
Archer wraps a chair around Moxley’s neck. Moxley applies The Knee Bar. Jake Roberts pulls Archer out of the ring. Moxley goes for The Suicide Dive, but Archer counters with The Trash Can Shot. Archer mocks Moxley. Moxley delivers the low blow. Moxley with The Death Rider through two tables. Archer is busted open. Moxley kicks Archer in the gut. Moxley with another Death Rider for a two count. Moxley applies The Bulldog Choke. Moxley rolls Archer over for a two count. Archer kicks Moxley in the gut. Archer drops Moxley with The DDT. Archer ChokeSlams Moxley into the turnbuckles. Archer connects with The Blackout for a two count. Moxley responds with The Rolling Crucifix to pickup the victory. After the match, The Lucha Brothers attacks Archer. Jake Roberts brings Archer to the backstage area. Eddie Kingston and Lucha Brothers helps Moxley get back on his feet. Kingston say that he’s proud of Moxley. Kingston drops Moxley with The Spinning Back Fist. Kingston applies The Rear Naked Choke. Kingston poses with the AEW World Title to close the show.
Winner: Still AEW World Champion, (26-2-1) Jon Moxley via Pinfall
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