October 28, 2020
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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone)
Ring Announcers: Justin Roberts
Transcription by Josh Lopez
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 29, 2020
First Match: (24-11) Hangman Page vs. (9-2) Wardlow In A Semi-Final Round Match In The AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament
Page starts things off with a ShotGun Dropkick. Page with forearm shivers. Wardlow shoves Page. Wardlow with a straight right hand. Wardlow drives his shoulder into the midsection of Page. Wardlow uppercuts Page. Wardlow with a shoulder block. Wardlow whips Page across the ring. Page holds onto the ropes. Page kicks Wardlow in the face. Page fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Wardlow sends Page to the corner. Wardlow with a corner clothesline. Wardlow repeatedly stomps on Page’s chest. Page side steps Wardlow into the turnbuckles. Page sends Wardlow to the ring apron. Page with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Wardlow catches Page in mid-air. Page sends Wardlow face first into the steel ring post. Wardlow Spears Page through the ringside barricade. Page avoids the referee’s ten count.
Wardlow PowerSlams Page for a two count. Wardlow transitions into a ground and pound attack. Wardlow stomps on the midsection of Page. Wardlow puts his knee on the back of Page’s neck. Wardlow with a Vertical Toss. Wardlow stomps on Page’s back. Page with a knife edge chop. Wardlow punches Page in the back. Wardlow with a shoulder block. Wardlow hits The GutWrench PowerBomb for a two count. Wardlow puts Page on the top turnbuckle. Wardlow goes for Mr. Mayhem, but Page counters with The Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Wardlow with a running knee smash. Wardlow with another Vertical Toss.
Wardlow goes for The Swanton Bomb, but Page ducks out of the way. Lariat Exchange. Page with a Rolling Elbow. Wardlow kicks Page in the face. Wardlow goes for a Release German Suplex, but Page lands back on his feet. Page clotheslines Wardlow to the floor. Page lands The Orihara MoonSault. Page rolls Wardlow back into the ring. Page hits The Running Shooting Star Press for a one count. Wardlow avoids The Buckshot Lariat. Wardlow with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Wardlow connects with The F10. Page wisely heads to the outside. Wardlow puts Page on the top turnbuckle. Page hammers down on the back of Wardlow’s neck. Page with an Avalanche Fallaway Slam. Page plants Wardlow with Two Buckshot Lariats to pickup the victory.
Winner: (25-11) Hangman Page via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 29, 2020
Jon Moxley Promo
All year, I’ve defended the AEW World Championship with everything I have, to grow, cultivate and foster this championship, to make it the number one prize in the sport. And up until now, it’s been all business, but November 7th isn’t about the number, one, three contender, no, this one is personal, this one is just for me. I’m not gonna be defending the AEW World Championship, no, i’m not going to be defending it, i’m going to weaponize it. Miserable, excuse making son of a bitch, no, there’s no room for this Eddie Kingston in AEW.
AEW is for the greatest athletes in the world, who do the work, who put their asses on the line, who have guts. When he looks around, and there is nobody else to blame, and he’s gonna have to say the words, I Quit, he’ll be alone with his ego. And it’s gonna be a painful realization, because i’m gonna do to him what i’ve done to everybody else in AEW that had a big mouth. I crush windpipes, I crush skulls, and more importantly, the world champion crushes egos. Protect your neck, Eddie.
Second Match: (4-2) Eddie Kingston w/The Butcher, The Blade, and The Bunny vs. (4-1) Matt Sydal
Kingston signals for the test of strength. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Kingston drop steps into a side headlock. Kingston pulls Sydal down to the mat. Sydal pops back on his feet. Sydal tells Kingston to open his third eye. Strong lockup. Kingston backs Sydal into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Sydal with a knife edge chop. Kingston regroups in the corner. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Kingston applies a side headlock. Sydal whips Kingston across the ring. Sydal with two deep arm-drags. Sydal applies an arm-bar. Kingston hammers down on the back of Sydal’s neck. Sydal rolls Kingston over for a two count. Sydal with a Spinning Back Kick. Sydal with a Sliding Corner Dropkick for a one count.
Kingston denies The Cobra Clutch. Kingston with clubbing elbow smashes. Sydal repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Kingston. Sydal goes for The Spin Kick, but Kingston counters with The PowerBomb. Kingston with an elbow drop. Kingston rams his forearm across Sydal’s face. Kingston with a knife edge chop. Kingston is mauling Sydal in the corner. Kingston HeadButts Sydal. Kingston repeatedly stomps on Sydal’s chest. Kingston kicks Sydal in the face. Following a snap mare takeover, Kingston with a Running Boot. Sydal with elbows into the midsection of Kingston. Sydal kicks the left hamstring of Kingston. Kingston scores the elbow knockdown. Kingston stomps on Sydal’s chest.
Kingston applies a rear chin lock. Sydal with the sunset flip for a two count. Kingston with an Inside Out Lariat. Kingston repeatedly kicks Sydal in the face. Kingston with a knife edge chop. Sydal blocks a boot from Kingston. Sydal sweeps out the legs of Kingston. Sydal with The Standing Corkscrew MoonSault. Kingston with a forearm smash. Kingston unloads three knife edge chops. Sydal with a Jumping Knee Strike. Sydal drops Kingston with The RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Kingston decks Sydal with a back elbow smash. Sydal has Kingston perched on the top turnbuckle. Sydal with a Leaping FrankenSteiner. Sydal hits The Flying Meteora for a two count. Kingston goes for a Running Knee Lift, but Sydal rolls him over for a two count. Sydal with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Sydal ducks a clothesline from Kingston. Kingston with a Running Knee Lift. Kingston connects with The Spinning Back Fist. Kingston makes Sydal tap out to The Bulldog Choke.
Winner: (5-2) Eddie Kingston via Submission
The FTR/Young Bucks Interview
The Inner Circle Town Hall Meeting
– Tony Schiavone and Dasha Gonzalez will be moderating this Town Hall Meeting.
Dasha Gonzalez: Let’s get to the first question, it is from a gentlemen from 65 Million BC, Mr. Luchasaurus.
Luchasaurus: My question is for MJF. Sorry, my eyes aren’t as good as it used to be. As a representative of dinosaurs, and as a medieval historian, I understand the power of economics and creating change over time within societies. So consider MJF, that you do not have a master’s degree like myself, how can you contribute to the earning potential and ensure the continued financial prosperity of The Inner Circle?
MJF: Wow, everybody, let’s give it up for Luchasaurus. That was a great question for a Dinosaur, buddy, good job. Luckily for you, and for everyone watching at home, I have an answer. Pull it up on the screen, please. As you can see, I had a statistical chart made to show you the benefits of me joining The Inner Circle, financially. And I have had a ll of the top financial advisors help me out with this bad boy. As you could see, Pre-MJF, we’re doing okay business, but Post-MJF, sky’s the limit, baby. What, it’s math?
Tony Schiavone: Thank you very much. Our next question comes from Dr. Britt Baker DMD from Brittsberg, Pennsylvania along with Reba.
Reba: Good evening Mr. Jericho, I have to say, you have a great smile. You are so handsome when you smile.
Britt Baker: You’re being weird. Now, I love MJF, don’t get me wrong, he’s great, but you don’t have to be a dentist, which I am, to see that he has a terrible track record when it comes to friendships in AEW. So how does that make you feel, Le Champion?
Chris Jericho: Well, I mean, that’s a valid point. And I’m very aware of MJF’s past here in AEW, but i’m not a dip shit like Cody, so we’re not actually letting MJF into our Inner Circle, no pun intended. He knows nothing about our strategies, about our plans, about the secrets that we have. And, besides, if you try to turn on us, we’ll knock your freaking teeth down your throat.
MJF: Okay, let’s all settle down people, I know it’s exciting. Come on guys, I would never turn on any of you. We all got into this great profession for the same reason, money and championships. And I am promising you, all of us together as one, we’re going to get a whole lot of green and a whole lot of gold. You know i’m right people, come on. We can all settle down now.
Dasha Gonzalez: Our next question comes from Mr. Peter Avalon from Carson City, Nevada.
Peter Avalon: Okay, look, i’m just gonna shoot my shot. Can I join The Inner Circle?
Chris Jericho: There’s no chance of that. Next question, please.
Tony Schiavone: Okay, our next question comes from a Mr. Eric B of Cody, Wyoming.
Eric Bischoff: Thank you, Tony. Good evening Mr. Jericho, esteemed members of The Inner Circles, and Mr. Friedman, pleasure to be here. I have a three pronged question, if you will. January 20th, 1961, President John F. Kennedy during his inaugural address said, ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. And Mr. Friedman, I ask you, what can you do for The Inner Circle?
MJF: Eric, that was truly a great question. And it was very powerful, so I can only give you a one-word and powerful answer, friendship.
Eric Bischoff: And conversely Mr. Friedman, given that most would consider you to be nearly a complete package as a wrestler, what is it that you believe The Inner Circle can do for you?
MJF: Well, Eric, unfortunately i’m gonna have to correct you there. I’m not nearly a total package, I am a total package, okay. You tried though, and you’re doing great, trust me. Guys, the mics in my hand, it’s really not that complicated to understand. While I am the total package, I am able to humbly accept that there is one dent in my armor. And that is the simple fact that, I might not be the best team player, but I firmly believe that once I join all these great men, I could learn how to be.
Eric Bischoff: Finally, Mr. Friedman, as you are well aware, I’ve worked with Mr. Jericho for many years. And I think most would agree with me, that he is a prima donna.
Chris Jericho: A Prima Donna? You know, I’ve never liked you, Bischoff.
Tony Schiavone: Mr. Jericho, Mr. Bischoff has the floor.
Chris Jericho: He called me a Prima Donna, Tony. He’s calling me names.
Tony Schiavone: Chris Jericho, Shut Up. Mr. Bischoff has the floor.
Eric Bischoff: Thank you, Mr. Schiavone. Given, Mr. Friedman, the fact that you possess many of those same prima donna-esque characteristics, let me finish my question, please, What is the guarantee that if you do join The Inner Circle, you two just don’t end up killing each other?
MJF: You know what, this is so preposterous. While i’ve been out here this whole time, i’ve been getting booed, i’ve been getting thrown arrows at me like i’m some kind of Frankenstein’s Monster, i’m a good person. I came out here as a sign of respect, Chris, as a leap of faith, come on.
Chris Jericho: Hold on, answer his question. How are we supposed to know that you’re not going to stab us in the back?
MJF: Chris, you can’t be serious. You want me to answer the question, how about you answer a question, Chris. Week after week, now, I have obviously made it very clear that I check every single box. I have done everything for you, man. Presents. Great television. Friendship. And to top it off, last week, I gave you the best segment of your whole entire career, and the world, the best segment in the history of all professional wrestling. So I ask you, Christopher, what exactly haven’t I done?
Chris Jericho: You haven’t beat me. But i’m going to give you a chance to do that. At Full Gear on November 7th, it’s going to be MJF vs. Chris Jericho, one on one. And if you win, if you win, I’ll allow you to join The Inner Circle.
MJF: Wow, okay. Chris, this is the biggest opportunity in my life, and I am not taking it for granted, so i’m going to let know you something, man to man. I will do whatever it takes to win. I will do anything to win.
Chris Jericho: I’d expect nothing less.
MJF: No, Chris, you don’t understand. Anything.
Ortiz: Yeah, yeah, yeah, shut up, all you do is run your mouth. There is no conversation needed. Sammy and I don’t want you in The Inner Circle, Santana might be somewhere in the middle, and Jake is too busy getting ready for a fight. But don’t you believe for one second, because Chris is entertaining you, that you have a shot to get in with us. Next week, Sammy and I vs. You and Wardlow. And you best believe, Max, you’re not making it to the PPV.
Third Match:(28-7-1) Cody Rhodes (c) w/The Nightmare Family vs. (12-8) Orange Cassidy w/Best Friends In A Lumberjack Match For The AEW TNT Championship
Cassidy side steps the collar and elbow tie up. Rhodes avoids The Orange Punch. Counter Display. Cassidy is playing mind games with Rhodes. Cassidy with a waist lock go-behind. Cassidy with three side headlock takeovers. Rhodes applies a wrist lock. Rhodes whips Cassidy into the turnbuckles. Rhodes is distracted by The Dark Order. Cassidy reverses out of the irish whip from Rhodes. Evil Uno trips Rhodes from the outside. Cassidy with The Backslide Cover for a one count. Rhodes delivers a gut punch. Rhodes applies a wrist lock. Rhodes with a Delayed Front Suplex. Rhodes starts doing push ups in the corner. Rhodes with the lateral press for a one count. Rhodes hammers down on the back of Cassidy’s neck. Cassidy hits The Delayed Vertical Suplex. Rhodes regroups on the outside. Best Friends Hug. Cassidy with a shoulder block. Rhodes responds with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the middle rope.
Rhodes with a forearm smash. Cassidy uses Best Friends for leverage. Cassidy with another shoulder block. Cassidy rolls under a clothesline from Rhodes. Cassidy drops down on the canvas. Rhodes tumbles to the floor. Cassidy with a forearm smash. Best Friends dumps Rhodes back first on the canvas. Rhodes shoves Trent Beretta. Cassidy dropkicks Rhodes. Beretta punches Rhodes behind the referee’s back. Cassidy with a Flying Crossbody Block. Cassidy ducks a clothesline from Rhodes. Rhodes denies The Swinging DDT. Cassidy kicks Rhodes out of the ring. Rhodes avoids getting attacked by The Dark Order. Cassidy hits The Swinging DDT for a two count. Cassidy goes for The Splash, but Rhodes gets his knees up in the air. Rhodes clotheslines Cassidy to the floor. Rhodes works on the left leg of Cassidy. Rhodes with a Hip Toss. Rhodes slams Cassidy’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rhodes whips Cassidy across the ring. Rhodes scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Rhodes applies the single leg crab. Cassidy grabs the bottom rope which forces the break.
Rhodes with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike for a two count. Rhodes applies a waist lock. Cassidy with three sharp elbow strikes. Rhodes whips Cassidy across the ring. Cassidy holds onto the ropes. Cassidy sends Rhodes crashing to the outside. The Dark Order starts ganging up on Rhodes. That leads us to a pier six brawl. Rhodes wipes out everybody with The SuperPlex. Rhodes rolls Cassidy back into the ring. Rhodes hooks the outside leg for a two count. Rhodes hits The Cody Cutter for a two count. Cassidy with a lethargic chop. Cassidy ducks a clothesline from Rhodes. Cassidy SuperKicks Rhodes. Rhodes with an Inside Out Lariat. Cassidy answers with The Stun Dog Millionaire. Cassidy with The Diving DDT. Cassidy pops back on his feet. Cassidy connects with The Beach Break for a two count. The referee was distracted by Alan Angels. John Silver nails Cassidy with The Pump Kick. Arn Anderson sucker punches Cassidy. Rhodes dumps Silver out of the ring. Rhodes plants Cassidy with The Cross Rhodes to pickup the victory. After the match, another brawl ensues in the ring. Darby Allin is surveying the melee from the rafters.
Winner: Still AEW TNT Champion, (29-7-1) Cody Rhodes via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 29, 2020
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 29, 2020
Fourth Match: (1-2) Serena Deeb (c) vs. Leyla Hirsch For The NWA World Women’s Championship
Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Deeb applies a waist lock. Hirsch transitions into a front face lock. Deeb with two arm-drag. Deeb rolls Hirsch over for a two count. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Deeb applies a side headlock. Deeb with a side headlock takeover. Hirsch whips Deeb across the ring. Deeb drops Hirsch with a shoulder tackle. Hirsch drops down on the canvas. Hirsch clotheslines Deeb. Hirsch with a running forearm smash. Hirsch hits The ShotGun Meteora. Hirsch with The Delayed Dropkick for a two count. Hirsch with the irish whip. Deeb side steps Hirsch into the turnbuckles. Deeb applies a front face lock. Deeb hits The Hangman’s NeckBreaker across the middle rope. Deeb with The Gedo Clutch for a two count. Hirsch repeatedly kicks the left shoulder of Deeb. Hirsch applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker.
Deeb rolls Hirsch over for a two count. Hirsch with a LungBlower on the left shoulder of Deeb. Hirsch repeatedly drives Deeb shoulder first into the turnbuckles. Hirsch with a cover for a two count. Hirsch applies an arm-bar on the middle rope. Hirsch with a double leg takedown. Hirsch wraps the left shoulder of Deeb around the middle rope. Hirsch goes back to The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Deeb put her foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Hirsch continues to work on the left shoulder of Deeb. Deeb with a Desperation Arm-Drag. Short-Arm Reversal by Deeb. Deeb drops Hirsch with a Straight Jacket NeckBreaker. Hirsch delivers her combination offense. Hirsch with a Pump Knee Strike. Hirsch with a Release German Suplex. Hirsch walks over Deeb. Hirsch goes for The MoonSault, but Deeb ducks out of the way. Deeb with a Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker. Deeb connects with The Hangman’s NeckBreaker. Deeb makes Hirsch tap out to The Tequila Sunrise.
Winner: Still NWA World Women’s Champion, (2-2) Serena Deeb via Submission
Fifth Match: (20-13) Shawn Spears w/Tully Blanchard vs. (0-1) VSK
Spears immediately puts VSK on his shoulder. Spears immediately connects with The C4 to pickup the victory. After the match, Spears goes after someone wearing a bull outfit. Tully Blanchard gives Spears the steel slug. It was Scorpio Sky in the bull outfit. Sky plants Spears with The TKO.
Winner: (21-13) Shawn Spears via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) October 29, 2020
Lineup For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite
– Chris Jericho Will Be Doing Commentary
– MJF & Wardlow vs. Ortiz & Sammy Guevara
– Miro w/Kip Sabian vs. Trent Beretta w/Chuck Taylor
– Shawn Spears w/Tully Blanchard vs. Scorpio Sky
– Cody Rhodes & The Gunn Club vs. Colt Cabana, John Silver, and Preston Vance In A 6-Man Tag Team Match
– Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston Will Meet Face To Face
Updated AEW Full Gear 2020 Match Card
1.) Jon Moxley (c) vs. Eddie Kingston In An I Quit Match For The AEW World Championship
2.) FTR (c) w/Tully Blanchard vs. The Young Bucks For The AEW World Tag Team Championship
3.) Cody Rhodes (c) w/Arn Anderson vs. Darby Allin For The AEW TNT Championship
4.) Kenny Omega vs. Hangman Page In The Finals Of The AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament
5.) Matt Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara In The Elite DELETION Match
6.) Chris Jericho vs. MJF. If MJF Wins, He’s In The Inner Circle
7.) Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Nyla Rose w/Vickie Guerrero For The AEW Women’s World Championship
8) Orange Cassidy vs. John Silver
Sixth Match: (31-10) Kenny Omega vs. (19-13) Pentagon Jr w/Fenix In A Semi-Final Round Match In The AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Omega applies a side headlock. Pentagon whips Omega across the ring. Pentagon drops down on the canvas. Omega walks over Pentagon. Quick shoving contest. Omega shows off his AAA Mega Championship. The referee tells Fenix to get off the ring apron. Chop Exchange. Omega clocks Pentagon with his own glove. Omega tells Pentagon to bring it. Omega kicks Pentagon in the gut. Omega with clubbing blows to Pentagon’s back. Omega is putting the boots to Pentagon. Omega continues to whip Pentagon with the glove. Omega with a forearm smash. Pentagon reverses out of the irish whip from Omega. Omega kicks Pentagon in the face. Omega slips over Pentagon’s back. Pentagon slaps Omega in the chest. Pentagon kicks the left hamstring of Omega. Omega reverses out of the irish whip from Pentagon. Pentagon drops Omega with The BackStabber. Omega regroups on the outside. Pentagon lands The SomerSault Plancha.
Pentagon repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Omega. Pentagon sends Omega shoulder first into the steel ring post. Omega kicks Pentagon in the gut. Omega punches Pentagon in the back. Pentagon rolls Omega back into the ring. Pentgon applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Pentagon applies a rear chin lock on the middle rope. The referee admonishes Omega. Pentagon dumps Omega out of the ring. Pentagon clotheslines Omega over the steel barricade. Omega and Pentagon are brawling in the crowd. Omega with The DDT on the cooler. Omega launches Pentagon over the barricade. Pentagon stomps on Omega’s back. Omega with a knife edge chop. Omega with forearm shivers. Pentagon answers with a hamstring kick. Omega with a Hurricanrana. Omega lands The Rise Of The Terminator. Omega rolls Pentagon back into the ring. Pentagon with a RoundHouse Kick. Pentagon with a Flying Crossbody Block to the outside. Pentagon goes for The Flying Double Foot Stomp, but Omega ducks out of the way. Pentagon avoids The V-Trigger. Pentagon nails Omega with The Pump Kick. Pentagon hits The SpringBoard SlingBlade for a two count.
Pentagon punches Omega in the back. Pentagon ascends to the top turnbuckle. Omega is throwing haymakers at Pentagon. Pentagon with the back door escape. Pentagon kicks out the legs of Omega. Pentagon with The Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Omega fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Omega with Two Snap Dragon Suplex’s. Pentagon decks Omega with a back elbow smash. Pentagon unloads Two Open Hand Chops. Omega answers with a knee lift. Omega PowerBombs Pentagon. Omega delivers The V-Triggers 1 and 2. Omega goes for The One Winged Angel, but Pentagon lands back on his feet. Pentagon with a back elbow smash. Omega with a spinning leg lariat. V-Trigger 3. Omega puts Pentagon on the top turnbuckle.
Pentagon denies The Avalanche Dragon Suplex. Omega with two chops. Omega and Pentagon are trading back and forth shots. Pentagon HeadButts Omega. Pentagon drills Omega with The Canadian Destroyer on the ramp way. Pentagon connects with The Package PileDriver for a two count. Omega negates The Pentagon Driver. Omega with three sharp elbow strikes. Pentagon with clubbing blows to Omega’s back. Pentagon goes for The Pentagon Driver, but Omega counters with a Deep Arm-Drag. Pentagon with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cero Miedo. V-Trigger 4. Pentagon negates The One Winged Angel. Pentagon delivers The Sacrifice. Pentagon goes for The Pentagon Driver, but Omega blocks it. Omega is lighting up Pentagon’s chest. Pentagon SuperKicks Omega. Pentagon goes for The SpringBoard SlingBlade, but Omega counters with V-Trigger 5. Omega plants Pentagon with The One Winged Angel to pickup the victory.
Winner: (32-10) Kenny Omega via Pinfall
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