January 15, 2020
Commentary: Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Tony Schiavone
Results by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- AEW Tag Team Titles #1 Contenders Fatal 4-Way: Kenny Omega & “Hangman” Adam Page defeated Santana & Ortiz, Best Friends, The Young Bucks via V-Trigger/Buckshot Lariat combo on Chuck
- Kris Statlander & Hikaru Shida defeated The Nightmare Collective (Brandi Rhodes & Mel) via Big Bang Theory by Statlander on Mel
- Jon Moxley defeated Sammy Guevara via rear naked choke submission
- Six-Man Tag Team Match: MJF & The Butcher & The Blade defeated Diamond Dallas Page, QT Marshall & Dustin Rhodes via rollup by MJF on Marshall
- Pac defeated Darby Allin via Black Arrow
“Bash At The Beach” opens up with a graphic paying tribute to the fallen Rocky Johnson, R.I.P. to the legend.
The stage is set up with a beach theme along with a bunch of bikini clad women.
AEW Tag Team Titles #1 Contenders Fatal 4-Way
Kenny Omega & “Hangman” Adam Page vs. Santana & Ortiz vs. Best Friends vs. The Young Bucks
Trent and Nick Jackson kick things off. They each try to run over the other with shoulder blocks with Baretta taking Nick down. Nick comes back with a Springboard Lucha Armdrag but misses a Superkick. They both miss a series of martial movies flick like strike attempts and then stare each other down.
Page and Taylor tag into the match and Page quickly puts Taylor in a side headlock and then follows up with a Fall Away Slam. Matt Jackson and Omega tag into the match and the two stare each other down as this is the first time that members of The Elite have had to face each other in AEW. Before they can tough, however, PNP attack both of them.
Santana tags Nick as Ortiz drags him in the corner and he connects with a series of forearms and chops on Omega. Santana sends Omega into the ropes where Nick blind tags him. Omega hits a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker on Santana and Nick comes flying in with a Springboard Missile Dropkick.
The Bucks and Omega hit some triple team action on Ortiz as he tags himself in and Page looks a bit annoyed. Trent tags himself in and eats a Double Hip Toss followed by a Double Dropkick from The Bucks. They whip Trent into the corner and Matt hits a series of Rolling Northern Lights Suplex, but Baretta counters a fifth one with a Tornado DDT out of the corner.
Taylor tags in and hits a Belly-to-Belly Suplex on Matt followed by a Sliced Bread and a Pop-Up Powerbomb for a nearfall. Ortiz broke up the pin attempt but then got dumped to the floor. Trent tags back in and they connect with a Half-and-Half/Soul Food combo. They go for the hug but PNP attacks them from behind.
PNP go to work on Nick and connect with a German Suplex into a Cutter followed by a series of Superkicks and then a Suplex and a Standing Shootng Star Press. Ortiz hits a Tope Con Giro onto a bunch of guys on one side and Santana hits a Somersault Plancha onto others on the other side!
Ortiz hits Matt with a Snap Suplex followed by a Slingshot Somersault Senton from Santana. Santana hits the Three Amigo’s on Matt and caps it off with a Delayed Vertical Suplex, tagging in Ortiz and then handing Matt off to him before dropping Matt.
Matt is able to avoid a double team move from PNP and connect with a Spear to Santana, but before he could tag out Ortiz takes out Nick on the apron. Matt hits a Springboard Stunner on Santana and reluctantly tags Omega.
Omega runs into an elbow from Santana but connects with a Snap Dragon! Trent tags Santana and then goes for a Tornado DDT, but Omega counters into another Snap Dragon! Omega hits a Fireman’s Carry Slam followed by a Shooting Star Press from Page and then a Diving Moonsault from Omega! Page then hits a Diving Moonsault onto Ortiz on the floor!
Ortiz knocks Omega to the floor and hits a Somersault Plancha onto him and Page on the floor! Taylor and Nick Jackson both dive onto the pile, as well! Matt goes up for a dive of his own but Taylor cuts him off and then Superplexes him onto the pile of humanity!
In the ring, Trent hits a Flying Knee to Omega and goes for a Strong Zero but Omega blocks it and attempts a Suplex. Taylor comes in and cuts Omega off but Page stops a Double Suplex attempt. The Bucks and PNP come in now and a gigantic Suplex Chain is attempted by everyone as the referee gets knocked down. Orange Cassidy comes in and helps the pile as the biggest suplex in wrestling history is hit!
Best Friends hit Double Spike Piledrivers on Omega and Page and then hit the Strong Zero on Omega but The Bucks break up the pin attempt following it. Taylor and Matt Jackson square up and exchange strikes. Page runs in and kills Taylor with a Lariat but Taylor nails him with his own Lariat.
PNP double team Trent and Santana dives off his partners back with a Cannonball on Taylor! Nick with a Superkick to Ortiz and then a rana attempt but Ortiz blocks it with a Liger Bomb! Matt kills PNP with Superkicks but Page avoids a Superkick attempt. Taylor hits him with a big knee and then he eats a Superkick Party from The Bucks!
The Bucks go for a Meltzer Driver but Trent tosses Nick to the floor. Page tags himself and sends Nick Jackson crashing to the floor. Omega hits a V-Trigger on Taylor and then he and Page hit a V-Trigger/Buckshot Lariat combo for the pin!
Winners: Page & Omega via pinfall (V-Trigger/Buckshot Lariat)
Cody Rhodes comes down to the ring and addresses the stipulations that MJF has demanded, which also appear on the scream. Cody says he’s thinks MJF is afraid that fans will think MJF should be carrying Wardlow’s bags – not the other way around – when they finally see him in a match, so he wants to make him face Cody in a Cage Match right off the bat.
Cody says he has no issues with that or the lashes. “I don’t need to touch you until Revolution, Max, because I live rent free inside your head every day,” Cody says about the final stipulation. Cody says that MJF is stalling.
Cody makes fun of MJF’s rich childhood and says he clings to all of the “old timers” that boost him up by saying he is an “old school heel.” Cody says that less is more for MJF because he doesn’t have more.
Cody accepts all of the stipulations and says that he failed as a mentor to MJF but he can give him one final lesson when he gives MJF his “own god damn scar.”
Backstage: Joey Janela
Joey Janela backstage says the only way Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford can get themselves over is at his expense. He says he feels like he got in his balls all year last year but next week he faces Rey Fenix one-on-one and he has something to prove.
The Nightmare Collective (Brandi Rhodes & Mel) vs. Kris Statlander & Hikaru Shida
Luther tries to stop Shida from getting in the ring as Rhodes and Mel double team Statlander, but Shida lays him out with a kendo stick. Mel tosses Shdia around the ring as she gets in the ring. Shida answers with a Hurricanrana that sends Mel to the floor and Statlander hits her with a Moonsault off the apron!
Shida sets up a chair at ringside and dives off of it with a Flying Knee to Mel. Statlander tosses Mel back in the ring and the babyfaces hit a Double Dropkick. Shida gets a two-count and follows up with a Vertical Suplex attempt, but Mel blocks it and shoves Shida into the ropes. Brandi distracts Shida allowing Mel to hit a Big Boot.
Mel hits a Leg Drop and tags Brandi into the match for the first time. She kicks Shida and covers her for a nearfall. Brandi chokes Shida and they double-team her before Mel does the heel ghost tag. Mel chokes Shida in the corner and then slams her to the mat by the hair.
Mel gets another nearfall as we come back from break. She attempts a suplex but Shida blocks it and goes for one of her own. Mel blocks it and hits a Forearm Smash. She hits the ropes but runs into a Flying Knee from Shida.
Brandi and Statlander both tag in and Brandi begs Statlander off only to eat a Roundhouse Kick and a Spinning Lariat. Statlander hits a Michinoku Driver but Mel breaks up the pin attempt. Shida dives off the top with a Missile Dropkick to Mel sending her to the floor.
Mel tosses Shida into a guardrail and Brandi Spears Statlander for a nearfall. Mel tags into the match and hits a Black Hole Slam for another nearfall. Mel goes to the top but Shida cuts her off and climbs up with her. Shida hits a big Superplex and Statlander hits a Running Knee for a nearfall.
Shida kicks Mel in the head and Statlander connects with a Standing Moonsault for a nearfall before Brandi breaks it up. Shida tosses Brandi to the floor and Mel blocks a Tombstone attempt and then shoves Statlander into Shida.
Mel goes for a Tombstone but Statlander counters into a Big Bang Theory for the pin.
Winner: Statlander via pinfall (Big Bang Theory)
Video: The Dark Order
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) January 16, 2020
A Dark Order vignette airs with the group talking about recruiting Brandon Cutler and Adam Page to the group. They point out the tension between Page and The Elite in thinking they could get him to join.
Sammy Guevara vs. Jon Moxley
The winner of this match faces the winner of tonight’s Main Event in a #1 Contenders Match next week.
Moxley drives the GT Ford into the arena. Guevara dropkicks Moxley as he comes into the ring and lights him up with chops. Guevara leaps over a charging Moxley but then walks right into a Lariat. Moxley hits a Snapmare Takeover followed by an Elbow Drop for a nearfal.
Moxley chokes Guevara in the corner but eats an Enziguri followed by a Springboard Cutter! Moxley rolls to the floor and Guevara follows him with a Fosbury Flop! Back in the ring, Guevara taunts Moxley and eats a uppercut followed by a Running Knee and then a Release Vertical Suplex for a nearfall.
Moxley goes for a Paradigm Shift on the apron but Guevara blocks it and hits a Pump Kick. Guevara goes to the top and dives off with a Meteora on Moxley on the apron! Guevara throws Moxley into the ring steps and then taunts him in the ring.
Guevara leapfrogs Moxley but then Moxley grabs him and attempts a German Suplex only for Guevara to land on his feet and hit a Shooting Star Press for a nearfall. Guevara rolls Moxley up for another nearfall but then walks right into a Dirty Deeds for a nearfall after Moxley ducked a series of kick attempts.
Moxley pulls Guevara up to the top rope for a Super Paradigm Shift but Guevara blocks it and then hits a Spanish Fly! Guevara goes for a TKO but Moxley counters into a Paradigm Shift attempt. Guevara blocks it and hits the GTS! 1…2…NO Moxley kicks out!
Guevara goes to the top for a Moonsault but Moxley catches him in midair with a Rear Naked Choke for the submission!
Winner: Moxley via submission (Rear Naked Choke)
In-Ring: The Inner Circle, Jon Moxley
Chris Jericho’s music hits and then the lights go out. When they come back on the rest of The Inner Circle appear in the ring and put the boots to Moxley. Jericho uses the World Title to whip Moxley with it as Jake Hager holds him down. Hager knees Moxley in the groin and then Jericho pulls a spike off his jacket and stabs Moxley on the head. Moxley sells it like he was poked in the eye.
Backstage, after commercials, Jericho says what happened is Jon Moxley’s fault. He says that Moxley signed his own death warrant last week, and called it an “eye for an eye.” He says they’re going to keep an eye on him from now on. He says they are going to do the same thing to Jungle Boy next week for ever crossing them.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) January 16, 2020
Six-Man Tag Team Match
MJF & The Butcher & The Blade vs. Diamond Dallas Page, QT Marshall & Dustin Rhodes
MJF is wearing an “I banged Dallas’ daughter” shirt. DDP wants to start the match off against MJF but MJF tags in The Butcher instead. DDP tags in QT Marshall and MJF tags himself back in. MJF puts Marshall in a side headlock and then leapfrogs Marshall as he shoves him into the ropes. Marshall cartwheels over a charging MJF and then flips him off.
MJF pokes Marshall in the eyes and tags Blade. Blade goes for a clothesline but Marshall ducks and hits a Springboard Cross Body. Rhodes tags in and hits a series of clotheslines. Rhodes hits an Uppercut and then an Atomic Drop, but Blade sidesteps a Big Boot and rushes Rhodes into the heel corner where MJF hits him with his ring before quickly handing it off to Wardlow.
Blade tosses Rhodes to the floor where Allie slaps him and Wardlow runs him over.
MJF puts Rhodes in a Crossface and then drops down on him with a Cannonball as he tried to fight to his feet before going right back to the Crossface. Dustin gets his knees up as MJF went for another cannonball.
Dustin kicks MJF and sends him to the floor. Butcher takes QT Marshall out on the outside as Dustin hits a charging Blade in with a Powerslam! DDP makes the hot tag and lays MJF out with a clothesline and then a series of turnbuckle shots! DDP hits the Tornado Clothesline on Butcher and then one for Blade!
DDP hits the Diamond Cutter on Butcher! DDP goes for one on MJF but MJF counters with a mule kick as the referee couldn’t see. DDP tags Dustin and Dustin dives off the middle rope with a Super Americna Destroyer! DDP hits MJF with the Diamond Cutter! Dustin covers MJF but Blade breaks it up.
Marshall tosses Blade to the floor and Rhodes dives off the apron onto Butcher and Blade with a Cannonball followed by a QT Special from Marshall! Allie goes to the top for a dive but DDP stops her and then dives off with a Plancha onto everybody! As Marshall slides back in the ring MJF quickly rolls him up for the pin! MJF was pulling the tights on the pin.
Winner: MJF, Butcher & The Blade via pinfall (rollup)
Backstage: SCU, Adam Page, Kenny Omega
A belligerent Adam Page interrupts an SCU promo and Omega pulls him away before a fight happens.
Wardlow vs. Cody in a cage is announced for Feb. 19 in Atlanta.
Pac vs. Darby Allin
The winner faces Jon Moxley next week in a No. 1 Contenders Match. Darby and PAC stalk each other before locking up with PAC getting the advantage with a side headlock. Allin shoves PAC into the ropes only to get run over with a shoulder block. PAC hits the ropes again but Allin leapfrogs him and connects with a beautiful Springboard Lucha Armdrag.
Allin hits a dropkick and hits the ropes only to walk right into a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker from PAC. PAC tosses Allin across the ring with a Hip Toss and puts the boots to him. PAC whips Allin into the corner and charges into a boot from Allin.
Allin hits a Shotgun Dropkick sending PAC into the turnbuckles. Pac retreats to the floor but eats a Tope Suicida from Allin sending him into the guardrail. Allin hits another Tope Suicida and then dives off the apron but PAC catches him in midair and slams him head-first into the ring steps.
During the break PAC Powerbombed Allin on the steps and then spent the rest of the time beating him down and putting him in submissions. PAC tosses Allin into the guardrail and then tosses him back in the ring and hits a Missile Dropkick off the top for a nearfall.
Allin has a cut on his arm. PAC lifts Allin up onto his shoulders and climbs to the top rope, but Allin fights him off and hits a Crucifix Super Bomb! PAC rolls to the floor but eats a Coffin Drop from Allin off the top! Allin rolls back into the ring but PAC manages to roll back in before the 10-count.
Allin hits a Flipping Stunner and then the Code Red! 1…2…NO PAC kicks out! PAC rolls to the floor and Allin goes for a Sliding Dropkick, but PAC uses the apron to trap him and then kicks him in the head. PAC rolls Allin into the ring and connects with a nasty Running Lariat for another nearfall.
Allin comes back with a La Magistral Cradle for a nearfall of his own. The two exchange a series of awesome nearfalls and then Darby goes for a Springboard Coffin Drop only for PAC to catch him in midair with a German Suplex followed by a DISGUSTING Powrebomb! 1…2…NO Allin kicks out!
PAC goes to the top but Allin cuts him off and climbs up with him. PAC headbutts Allin and then hits the Black Arrow to Allin’s back! 1…2…3!
Winner: PAC via pinfall (Black Arrow)
In-Ring: Pac, Jon Moxley
Schiavone tries to interview PAC after the match but PAC keeps cutting him off. PAC says Moxley is physically incapacitated so he will have to forfeit next week, meaning he is already the No. 1 Contender. PAC tells Jericho that he is coming for him but Schiavone stops him and says something is going on backstage.
Moxley is loaded into an ambulance but Moxley buts his way out and marches down to the ring! Moxley says it doesn’t matter if he has one eye, he’s kicking PAC’s ass next week.