January 6, 2021
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Commentary Team: (Chris Jericho, Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone)
Ring Announcers: Justin Roberts
First Match: (28-12) The Young Bucks, (13-7) Christopher Daniels, (28-21) Frankie Kazarian vs. (9-14) The Hybrid 2 & (9-2) The Acclaimed In A 8-Man Tag Team Match
Christopher Daniels and Anthony Bowens will start things off. Daniels immediately knocks Caster off the ring apron. That leads us to a pier six brawl. Kazarian with heavy bodyshots. Triple SlingShot Pescado’s. Bowens thrust kicks the midsection of Kazarian. Bowens whips Kazarian across the ring. Kazarian slips over Bowens back. Kazarian with a Spinning Back Kick. Kazarian with a knee lift. Kazarian clotheslines Bowens. Evans with a Flying Forearm Smash. Double Boot into the midsection of Evans. Assisted Dropkick. Angelico dumps Matt out of the ring. Nick slaps Angelico in the chest. Nick with a HeadScissors/Arm-Drag Combination. Nick lands The SomerSault Plancha. Daniels slams Caster’s head on the apron. Bowens denies The Arabian MoonSault. Evans sends Matt chest first into the steel barricade. Evans with a Windmill Kick off the apron.
TH2 rolls Daniels back into the ring. Bowens repeatedly stomps on Daniels chest. Bowesn tags in Caster. Double Irish Whip. Double Leg Sweep. Caster with an elbow drop. Bowens with a basement dropkick. Caster goes into the cover for a one count. Caster applies a wrist lock. Caster drags Daniels to the corner. Caster tags in Angelico. Angelico stomps on the midsection of Daniels. Angelico tags in Evans. SpringBoard Double Foot Stomp/Belly to Back Suplex Combination. Evans rolls Daniels over for a two count. Evans with clubbing blows to Daniels back. Evans stomps on Daniels back. Evans slams Daniels head on the top turnbuckle pad. Evans tags in Bowens. Bowens transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bowens hooks the outside leg for a two count. Bowens tags in Caster. Bowens with The BlockBuster. Caster lands The Flying Elbow Drop. Simultaneous tag to Angelico. Evans with The Phoenix Splash. Angelico follows that with The Puma Blanca.
Daniels puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Angelico stomps on Daniels back. Angelico tags in Bowens. Bowens talks smack to Daniels. Bowens with clubbing elbow smashes. Standing Switch Exchange. Bowens decks Caster with a back elbow smash. Daniels creates distance with The Blue Thunder Bomb. Kazarian and Evans are tagged in. Kazarian ducks a clothesline from Evans. Kazarian punches Angelico. Kazarian scores the elbow knockdown. Kazarian clotheslines Angelico. Tip Up by Kazarian. Kazarian with a knife edge chop. Evans reverses out of the irish whip from Kazarian. Caster ducks a clothesline from Kazarian. Evans dropkicks Caster off the apron. Kazarian with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Kazarian goes for The Reverse DDT, but Evans lands back on his feet. Kazarian knocks Angelico off the apron. Evans with a Flying Mid-Kick. Evans hits The Standing Sky Twister Splash for a two count. Evans tags in Bowens. Double Irish Whip. Kazarian shoves Evans into Bowens. Kazarian rolls under a clothesline from Bowens. Kazarian tags in Matt.
Matt with a shoulder block. Matt slips over Evans back. Matt with a Double Northern Lights Suplex. Matt clears the ring. Matt with Two Cannonball Senton’s. Matt Spears Angelico. Matt bodyslams Bowens. Matt with a Flying Crossbody Block to the outside. The Bucks delivers The Risky Business for a two count. Double Apron Enzuigiri/BuckleBomb Combination. Kazarian drops Bowens with The SlingShot DDT. Matt hooks the outside leg for a two count. Matt tags in Nick. Caster denies The BTE Trigger. Kazarian dropkicks Caster. BTE Trigger for a two count. Bowens tags in Evans. Angelico clears the ring. Running NeckBreaker/BackBreaker Combination. Angelico with The FlatLiner. Evans goes for The 630 Senton Splash, but Nick gets his knees up in the air. Nick tags in Matt. SuperKick Party. Caster negates The Meltzer Driver. Evans with The Bridging Backslide Cover for a two count. Daniels made the blind tag. Daniels kicks Evans in the gut. Nick wipes out The Acclaimed with The SpringBoard SomerSault Plancha. Daniels connects with The Best Meltzer Driver to pickup the victory. After the match, SCU challenges The Bucks to a future AEW World Tag Team Championship Match.
Winner: (29-12) The Young Bucks, (13-17) Christopher Daniels, (29-21) Frankie Kazarian via Pinfall
Jon Moxley Promo
You may have expected me to come out here tonight, cussing up a storm, screaming bloody murder about the events that transpired on December 2nd. But, where I come from, life isn’t fair. And complaining, bitching and moaning is largely a waste of time. This is an unforgiving sport, in an unforgiving world. And sometimes you’re in the bad end of a bad deal, and when that happens, sometimes all you can do is endure, grit your teeth and take it on the chin. But when that happens, you plant your feet, firmly on the ground, you stare down that adversity and you don’t back down, an inch. So, no, I ain’t going anywhere. But, what to do with Kenny Omega and that he’s hanging around with that looks like a used cars salesman. See, for me, I see things in black and white, and I have a zero tolerance policy for shitty people.
So an appropriate response tonight, in my book, would be to run down Kenny and that asshole, Don Callis, and beat them both to a bloody pulp with a crowbar. But, Tonight, The AEW World Championship is on the line. And I gave my heart and soul to protect the integrity of that championship. Tonight, Fenix has an opportunity, he’s scratched and clawed for 13 years, with reckless abandon, blood, guts, and hearts, the way it’s supposed to be. And it’s not in my right to interfere in another man’s destiny, but, Kenny, you are not safe, you will never be safe. Just remember, I will get even and then some. When I do something, when I say I’m gonna do something, I do it. When I have responsibility, I uphold it. When I make a commitment, I see it through. And no matter how long it takes, I will forever be in your blind spot, Kenny. The Boogeyman will forever be lurking over your shoulder. And I promise you, one day, you are gonna look in the eyes of the devil, and you’re gonna beg for mercy, and then you realized, you crossed the wrong guy.
Second Match: (12-5) Jake Hager vs. (10-3) Wardlow
The Inner Circle are watching the match from the stage. Quick shoving contest. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Hager with an arm-drag takedown. Wardlow answers with the headscissors escape. Standing Switch Exchange. Hager with a waist lock take down. Wardlow with a double leg takedown. Wardlow transitions into a ground and pound attack. Hager with a single leg takedown. Wardlow ducks a clothesline from Hager. Wardlow applies a waist lock. Hager decks Wardlow with a back elbow smash. Hager with heavy bodyshots. Wardlow reverses out of the irish whip from Hager. Wardlow tees off on Hager. Wardlow sends Hager to the corner. Double Clothesline. Hager applies a side headlock. Wardlow whips Hager across the ring. Hager runs into Wardlow. Shoulder Block Exchange.
Wardlow drops down on the canvas. Hager ducks a clothesline from Wardlow. Wardlow leapfrogs over Hager. Wardlow clotheslines Hager to the floor. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline. Wardlow with clubbing shoulder blocks. Wardlow slaps Hager in the chest. Wardlow with two back elbow smashes. Wardlow whips Hager chest first into the turnbuckles. Wardlow repeatedly stomps on Hager’s chest. Wardlow with clubbing knee smashes. Wardlow slaps Hager in the chest. Wardlow is picking Hager apart. Wardlow with the irish whip. Hager sends Wardlow shoulder first into the steel ring post. Hager with a straight right hand. Hager with an overhand chop. Wardlow kicks Hager in the gut. Hager buries his shoulder into the midsection of Wardlow. Hager poses for the crowd. Hager with a straight right hand. Hager with the irish whip. Wardlow dives over Hager. Wardlow with a shoulder block/uppercut combination. Wardlow hits The SpineBuster. Wardlow with a knee lift. Wardlow with Three Vertical Tosses for a two count.
Hager negates The F10. Hager decks Wardlow with a back elbow smash. Hager side steps Wardlow into the turnbuckles. Hager with Two Body Avalanches. Hager clotheslines Wardlow. Hager with The Side Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Wardlow denies The Vader Bomb. Hager applies The Ankle Lock. Wardlow kicks Hager in the face. Wardlow launches Hager over the top rope. Wardlow with a straight right hand. Wardlow delivers The Pounce. Wardlow rolls Hager back into the ring. Wardlow hits The Exploder Suplex. Wardlow with The Release German Suplex for a two count. Wardlow lands The Swanton Bomb for a two count. Hager applies The Head & Arm Triangle Choke. Hager repeatedly slams Wardlow’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Hager goes back to The Head & Arm Triangle Choke. Wardlow drives Hager face first into the top rope. Wardlow connects with The F10 to pickup the victory.
Winner: (11-3) Wardlow via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 7, 2021
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 7, 2021
Darby Allin/Brian Cage Weigh-In
Third Match: (32-9-2) Cody Rhodes w/Snoop Dogg vs. (11-3) Matt Sydal
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Rhodes goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Sydal holds onto the ropes. Leg Sweep Exchange. Sydal repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Rhodes. Sydal with a RoundHouse Kick. Rhodes reverses out of the irish whip from Sydal. Sydal decks Rhodes with a back elbow smash. Sydal with a Corkscrew Arm-Drag. Sydal with a Sliding Dropkick for a two count. Sydal follows that with The Flying Meteora on the ramp way. Sydal starts favoring his left knee. Rhodes kicks Sydal in the gut. Rhodes with a drop down uppercut. Sydal launches Rhodes over the top rope. Rhodes skins the cat. Sydal dropkicks Rhodes to the floor. Sydal with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Rhodes inadvertently punches Serpentico. Luther is pissed. Sydal rolls Rhodes back into the ring. Sydal with a Flying Crossbody Block.
Rhodes applies The Scorpion Death Lock. Sydal grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Rhodes talks strategy with Snoop Dogg. Rhodes repeatedly stomps on the left hamstring of Sydal. Rhodes stomps on Sydal’s chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Rhodes with a Running Knee Strike. Rhodes starts doing push ups in the center of the ring. Snoop yells at Rhodes. Rhodes applies a wrist lock. Rhodes drives his knee into the midsection of Sydal. Rhodes bodyslams Sydal. Rhodes with a running knee drop. Sydal reverses out of the irish whip from Rhodes. Sydal with a running elbow smash. Sydal with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Sydal kicks out the legs of Rhodes. Sydal with The Standing Corkscrew MoonSault for a two count. Chop Exchange. Rhodes kicks Sydal in the gut. Rhodes hammers down on the back of Sydal’s neck. Rhodes puts Sydal on the top turnbuckle. Rhodes punches Sydal in the back. Rhodes with The Reverse SuperPlex for a two count. Rhodes goes for The MoonSault, but Sydal ducks out of the way. Sydal with a Jumping Knee Strike.
Sydal goes for The Shooting Star Press, but Rhodes gets his knees up in the air. Rhodes hits The Reverse DDT for a two count. Rhodes dives over Sydal. Sydal brings Rhodes down to the mat. Sydal applies The Cobra Clutch. Rhodes with two sharp elbow strikes. Sydal kicks the left hamstring of Rhodes. Sydal with a knife edge chop. Sydal with a Spinning Back Kick. Rhodes clotheslines Sydal to the floor. Rhodes rolls Sydal back into the ring. Sydal denies The Pump Kick. Rhodes avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Rhodes delivers The Disaster Kick for a two count. Rhodes goes for Din’s Fire, but Sydal lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Sydal decks Rhodes with a back elbow smash. Sydal with The Hurricanrana for a two count. Sydal with a RoundHouse Kick. Sydal connects with The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Rhodes dodges The Jumping Knee Strike. Rhodes plants Sydal with Two Cross Rhodes to pickup the victory. After the match, Chaos Project gangs up on Rhodes. Sydal with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Luther. Sydal nails Serpentico with The RoundHouse Kick. Rhodes bodyslams Serpentico. Snoop lands The Flying Splash.
Winner: (33-9-2) Cody Rhodes via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 7, 2021
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 7, 2021
Fourth Match: (29-7) Hikaru Shida vs. (6-1) Abadon For The AEW Women’s World Championship
Abadon attacks Shida before the bell rings. Shida kicks Abadon in the gut. Shida clocks Abadon with the kendo stick. Abadon sits up. Abadon starts biting the back of Shida’s neck. Shida is throwing haymakers at Abadon. Abadon blocks a lariat from Shida. Shida kicks the left knee of Abadon. Wrist Lock Exchange. Following a rolling snap mare takeover, Shida with a low dropkick. Shida repeatedly stomps on the back of Abadon’s head. Shida with two haymakers. Abadon denies The Running Knee Lift. Abadon starts biting the right leg of Shida. Shida with three haymakers. Abadon grabs the throat of Shida. Abadon throws Shida into the steel barricade. Abadon resets the referee’s ten count. Abadon drags Shida under the ring. Shida is busted open. Abadon rolls Shida back into the ring. Abadon with forearm shivers. Abadon drops Shida with The X-Factor for a two count.
Abadon repeatedly slams Shida’s face on the canvas. Abadon is raining down haymakers. Abadon tugs on Shida’s hair. Abadon applies a nerve hold. Abadon tees off on Shida. Shida is displaying her fighting spirit. Abadon HeadButts Shida. Abadon continues to slam Shida’s head on the canvas. Abadon with a straight right hand. Abadon with a Modified DDT for a two count. Abadon tries to intimidate the referee. Abadon clotheslines Shida. Ground and Pound Exchange. Abadon with clubbing blows to Shida’s back. Abadon goes back to the nerve hold. Abadon is throwing haymakers at Shida. Shida sends Abadon tumbling to the floor. Shida with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Shida uses the barricade as a weapon. Shida puts Abadon on the ring apron. Shida with The SuperPlex. Abadon with a spider pose. Abadon clotheslines Shida for a two count. Abadon goes for The Gory Bomb, but Shida rolls her over for a two count. Shida connects with The Tamashi to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still AEW World Champion, (30-7) Hikaru Shida via Pinfall
Line Up For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite
– Darby Allin (c) vs. Brian Cage w/TAZ For The AEW TNT Championship
– Chuck Taylor w/Orange Cassidy vs. Miro w/Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford
– Serena Deeb (c) vs. Taynara Conti w/The Dark Order For The NWA Women’s World Championship
– The ELITE In-Action
– FTR w/Tully Blanchard vs. The Jurassic Express w/Luchasaurus
– PAC vs. Eddie Kingston
– What Is Inner Circle’s New Year’s Resolution
– Cody Rhodes Will Appear On The Waiting Room With Britt Baker
Fifth Match: (35-10) Kenny Omega (c) w/Don Callis vs. (28-16) Fenix w/Pentagon Jr For The AEW World Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Fenix with a knee lift. Fenix applies a wrist lock. Omega transitions into a full nelson lock. Fenix with a drop toe hold. Leg Lock Exchange. Omega slams the left leg of Fenix on the canvas. Omega kicks Fenix in the gut. Omega hammers down on the left shoulder of Fenix. Omega applies a hammerlock. Fenix with three sharp elbow strikes. Fenix with a flying mare. Omega sends Fenix into the ropes. Omega drops down on the canvas. Omega with a Hurricanrana. Fenix regroups on the outside. Fenix with a Running Hurricanrana. Fenix kicks Omega off the ring apron. Fenix with a SlingShot Hurricanrana on the floor. Fenix punches Omega in the back. Fenix rolls Omega back into the ring. Omega avoids The SpringBoard Spinning Back Kick. Omega kicks Fenix in the gut. Omega goes for The Tornado DDT, but Fenix lands back on his feet. Fenix dropkicks Omega. Omega launches Fenix over the top rope. Chop Exchange.
Omega repeatedly drives Fenix back first into the steel barricade. Omega resets the referee’s ten count. Omega applies a wrist lock. Omega with a knife edge chop. Omega launches Fenix over the barricade. Fenix with a forearm smash. Fenix with a RoundHouse Kick. Fenix goes for The Rolling Cutter, but Omega counters with The Snap Dragon Suplex on the floor. Omega with Two Belly to Back Suplex’s. Omega rolls Fenix back into the ring. Omega hits The Kotaro Krusher for a two count. Omega with a BackBreaker. Omega kicks Fenix in the back. Second Chop Exchange. Omega with a forearm shot across the back of Fenix. Omega goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Fenix lands back on his feet. Fenix ducks a clothesline from Omega. Fenix drops Omega with The SpringBoard HeadButt.
Fenix kicks Omega in the gut. Fenix slaps Omega in the chest. Fenix with an open palm strike. Fenix with The Double SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Fenix follows that with a Cannonball Senton through the ropes. Fenix is lighting up Omega’s chest. Short-Arm Reversal by Omega. Omega goes for The Rolling Senton, but Fenix lands back on his feet. Omega decks Fenix with a back elbow smash. Omega slips over Fenix’s back. Fenix kicks Omega in the face. Fenix drops Omega with The MoonSault German Suplex for a two count. Fenix with The SpringBoard Double Foot Stomp. Fenix throws Omega into the barricade. Fenix rolls Omega back into the ring. Fenix hooks the outside leg for a one count. Fenix pie faces Omega. Third Chop Exchange. Omega with forearm shivers. Omega starts ripping Fenix’s mask. Fourth Chop Exchange. Fenix with heavy bodyshots. Fenix delivers his combination offense.
Fenix goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Omega lands back on his feet. Fenix SuperKicks Omega. Omega reverses out of the irish whip from Fenix. Omega avoids The Rebound Hook Kick. Omega with The V-Trigger. Fenix responds with another SuperKick. Fenix goes for The Tornillo, but Omega counters with V-Trigger 2. Omega PowerBombs Fenix for a two count. V-Trigger 3 for a two count. V-Trigger 4. Omega goes for The One Winged Angel, but Fenix counters with The Reverse Hurricanrana. Fenix is distracted by Callis. V-Trigger 5. Omega applies The Sleeper Hold. Fenix with an Apron Enzuigiri. Fenix with The Outside In Cutter for a two count. Fenix connects with The Fire Thunder Driver for a two count. Fenix repeatedly stomps on Omega’s face. Fenix goes for The Frog Splash, but Omega gets his knees up in the air. Omega puts Fenix on the top turnbuckle. Fenix denies The Avalanche Fisherman’s Buster. Fenix kicks Omega in the face. Omega drills Fenix with The Tiger Driver #98. V-Trigger 6 for a two count. Omega plants Fenix with The One Winged Angel to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still AEW World Champion, (36-10) Kenny Omega via Pinfall
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