December 31, 2021
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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, Tony Schiavone and Ricky Starks)
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: (51-17-1) Darby Allin w/Sting vs. (32-20) Anthony Bowens w/Max Caster
Standing Switch Exchange. Allin applies a side headlock. Bowens launches Allin to the corner. Allin lunges over Bowens. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Bowens signals for the test of strength. Bowens with a back heel trip. Bowens has the leverage advantage. Allin applies a wrist lock. Allin ducks a clothesline from Bowens. Allin with a wrist lock takedown. Allin with The La Magistral for a one count. Bowens regroups on the outside. Bowens kicks Allin in the gut. Bowens unloads three knife edge chops. Bowens repeatedly stomps on Allin’s chest. Bowens poses for the crowd. Bowens with the irish whip. Allin dives over Bowens. Allin runs into Bowens. Allin ducks a clothesline from Bowens. Allin goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Bowens holds onto the ropes. Allin drops down on the canvas. Allin dropkicks Bowens to the floor. Allin gives Caster the middle finger. Allin rocks Caster with a running forearm smash. Bowens answers with a forearm smash of his own. Bowens whips Allin into the steel ring post. Bowens rolls Allin back into the ring.
Bowens repeatedly stomps on Allin’s chest. Bowens transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bowens whips Allin back first into the turnbuckles for a two count. Bowens talks smack to Allin. Bownes applies the cravat. Allin with heavy bodyshots. Allin with a forearm smash. Short-Arm Reversal by Bowens. Bowens with a knife edge chop. Bowens goes for The BrainBuster, but Allin counters with a high knee strike. Allin side steps Bowens into the turnbuckles. Bowens denies The Coffin Splash. Allin decks Bowens with a back elbow smash. Allin scores the ankle pick. Allin with a jackknife hold for a two count. Allin with a cradle cover for a two count. Bowens kicks Allin in the gut. Bowens applies a wrist lock. Bowens goes for The Olympic Slam, but Allin lands back on his feet.
Allin with combination palm strikes. Allin headbutts the midsection of Bowens. Bowens with a back elbow smash. Bowens with a chop/forearm combination. Bowens SuperKicks Allin for a two count. Bowens with a blistering chop. Bowens puts Allin on the top turnbuckle. Bowens with a straight right hand. Allin with clubbing blows to Bowens back. Allin sends Bowens crashing into the canvas. Allin gets crotched on the top turnbuckle. Bowens hits The Arrival for a two count. Allin drives Bowens jaw first into the top turnbuckle. Allin stands on the left hand of Bowens. Allin prepares for The Suicide Dive. Caster runs interference. Sting pulls Caster off the ring apron. Sting throws Caster into the ringside barricade. Bowens dumps Allin face first on the apron. Bowens rolls Allin back into the ring. Bowens talks smack to Sting. Allin connects with The Code Red for a two count. Allin lands The Suicide Dive. Allin rolls Bowens back into the ring. Allin plants Bowens with The Coffin Drop to pickup the victory. After the match, Allin gets distracted by Andrade El Idolo who’s standing on the stage. The Acclaimed nails Sting with boom box. Caster punches Allin with the steel chain.
Winner: (52-17-1) Darby Allin via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) January 1, 2022
Second Match: (48-9) Taynara Conti & (18-10) Anna Jay vs. (28-18) The Bunny & (33-16) Penelope Ford In A Street Fight
Conti flings a trash can into Ford’s face before the bell rings. Hockey fight in Jacksonville. Jay uses a steel chair as a shield. Jay delivers the brass knuckle punch. TayJay pulls out a table from under the ring. Ford rocks Jay with a forearm smash. Ford sends Jay face first into the steel ring post. Ford nails Conti with The Pump Kick. Ford with clubbing blows to Conti’s chest. Ford lays Conti flat on the table. Ford with The MoonSault Knee Drop, but the table didn’t break. Ford rolls Conti back into the ring. Ford breaks a bottle over Conti’s head. Ford checks on Bunny. Bunny is busted open. Bunny and Ford rolls a customized table into the ring. Conti is also busted open. Ford kicks Conti in the face. Ford rolls Jay back into the ring.
Jay with a forearm smash. Jay with a Snap Vertical Suplex through the chair contraption. TayJay pulls out another table from under the ring. Conti and Ford are trading back and forth shots. Forearm Exchange. Bunny slaps Jay in the chest. Bunny kicks Jay in the gut. Bunny slams Jay’s head on the chair. Bunny stomps on the midsection of Jay. Bunny talks smack to Jay. Bunny slams Jay’s face on the canvas. Bunny skips around the ring. Jay with heavy bodyshots. Jay drops Bunny with The DDT on the chair for a two count. Jay applies The Queen’s Slayer. Bunny drives Jay back first through the customized table in the corner.
Bunny hooks the outside leg for a two count. Conti grabs a ladder. Ford kicks Conti in the gut. Ford hits The Cutter on the ladder. Bunny pours thousands of thumbtacks on the canvas. Jay drives Bunny back first into the turnbuckles. Jay puts Bunny on the top turnbuckle. Second Forearm Exchange. Jay with clubbing blows to Bunny’s back. Jay delivers The SuperPlex into the thumbtacks for a two count. Ford puts a chair on the midsection of Conti. Ford with repeated foot stomps on the apron. Conti rocks Ford with a forearm smash. Conti connects with The Gotch Style PileDriver through the table on the floor. Bunny puts on the brass knuckles. Jay wraps the barbed wire around her right arm. Jay makes Bunny tap out to The Queen’s Slayer.
Line Up For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite
– Hangman Page (c) vs. Bryan Danielson For The AEW World Championship
– Ruby Soho vs. Jade Cargill w/Mark Sterling For The Vacated AEW TBS Championship
– Malakai Black vs. Brian Pillman Jr.
– The Lucha Brothers (c) w/Alex Abrahantes vs. The Jurassic Express w/Christian Cage For The AEW World Tag Team Championship
Third Match: (47-16-2) Cody Rhodes (c) w/Arn Anderson vs. (22-5) Ethan Page w/Scorpio Sky & Dan Lambert For The AEW TNT Championship
Rhodes with a gut punch. Page sends Rhodes to the corner. Rhodes dives over Page. Rhodes Powerslams Page. Rhodes applies a side headlock. Rhodes with a side headlock takeover. Page whips Rhodes across the ring. Lambert trips Rhodes from the outside. Page attacks Rhodes from behind. Page with a Vertical Suplex for a one count. Page slaps Rhodes in the back of the head. Page with a straight right hand. Page hammers down on the back of Rhodes neck. Rhodes reverses out of the irish whip from Page. Anderson trips Page from the outside. Rhodes dropkicks Page. Rhodes with a closed fist punch. Page denies The Cross Rhodes. Page kicks Rhodes in the face. Page with a flying shoulder tackle off the ring apron. Page sends Rhodes face first into the steel ring post. Page with a forearm smash. Rhodes slaps Page in the chest. Page sends Rhodes back first into the apron. Page with a blistering chop. Page rolls Rhodes back into the ring. Page poses for the crowd. Page goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Rhodes lands back on his feet. Rhodes delivers the chop block.
Rhodes repeatedly stomps on the left hamstring of Page. Rhodes stomps on the left ankle of Page. Rhodes applies The Indian Death Lock. Rhodes dropkicks the left knee of Page. Rhodes stomps on the left knee of Page. Rhodes removes Page’s right boot. Rhodes DDT’s the left knee of Page. Rhodes punches Page. Rhodes with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Rhodes applies The Heel Hook. Page grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Rhodes starts doing pushups in the center of the ring. Rhodes with a GourdBuster for a two count. Rhodes applies a toe and ankle hold. Page denies The Vertical Suplex. Page sends Rhodes chest first into the canvas. Page with a running shoulder tackle. Page is throwing haymakers at Rhodes. Rhodes reverses out of the irish whip from Page. Page with a running clothesline. Rhodes kicks Page in the face. Page with a Back Body Drop. Page gives Anderson the middle finger. Page drops Rhodes with The DDT for a two count.
Scorpio Sky attacks Rhodes behind the referee’s back. Sky starts brawling with Dustin Rhodes. Page is completely distracted. Rhodes ducks a clothesline from Page. Rhodes applies The Full Nelson Lock. Rhodes connects with The Cross Rhodes for a two count. Rhodes pulls down the left knee brace of Page. Rhodes stomps on the left knee of Page. Rhodes puts Page on the top turnbuckle. Rhodes with a straight right hand. Page denies The Cody Cutter. Page with an Avalanche Powerslam for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Rhodes kicks Page in the gut. Rhodes with a drop down uppercut. Page with The Pump Kick. Rhodes avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Roundhouse Kick Exchange. Page goes for The Ego’s Edge, but Rhodes lands back on his feet. Rhodes nails Page with The Cody Cutter for a two count. Rhodes applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Page with a jackknife hold for a two count. Second Forearm Exchange. Page with The Iconoclasm. Rhodes denies The Ego’s Edge. Rhodes with Two Cross Rhodes. Rhodes kicks Page in the gut. Rhodes plants Page with The Tiger Driver #98 to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still AEW TNT Champion, (48-16-2) Cody Rhodes via Pinfall
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