January 29, 2020
Commentary: Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Tony Schiavone
Results by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- The Young Bucks defeated The Butcher & The Blade via Meltzer Driver on The Blade
- Nyla Rose defeated Big Swole via Beast Bomb
- Cody defeated Kip Sabian via three Cross Rhodes
- SCU (Kazarian & Sky) defaeted The Hybrid 2 via SCU-Later
- Chris Jericho, Santana & Ortiz defeated Darby Allin & Private Party via Judas Effect by Jericho on Kassidy
In-Ring: Jon Moxley, Inner Circle
Dynamite opens up this week with Jon Moxley making his way down to the ring. Moxley is wearing a patch over his injured eye. Moxley says that right around the time he got stabbed in the eye that he realized the “fun and games” with Jericho are now over.
“Chris Jericho is the final obstacle in my way that stands between me and the top of the mountain here in AEW,” he says. Moxley says that he knows that he has to deal with the Inner Circle too and mentions all of the diabolic things Jericho has done in his career including “stealing Rey’s mask and punching a damn woman in the face.”
Moxley says that he’s done some pretty bad things in his career too but you have nothing if you don’t live by a code and he says he still has his honor unlike Jericho. “I see a coward and a bully,” Moxley says of Jericho. “Boy oh boy, do I hate bullies.” Moxley says that The Inner Circle has a target pointed at his head but he will look right into the barrel of their gun and he won’t flinch as he takes Jericho out and takes the World Title from him. “Chris, there ain’t a damn thing you can do about,” Moxley screams. “It’s not about the kind of man you are, it’s about the kind of man you’re NOT.”
Moxley says he doesn’t want to go all the way until Revolution with eyes in the back of his head waiting on an attack so Jericho should come out and take his ass whooping now.
Jericho walks onto the stage as a few fans sing his theme like last week but nothing even close as he mostly gets booed. Jericho says it makes him laugh to hear Moxley talk about things that he’s earned. “What you earned was a spike to the eye,” Jericho says. “That’s what you deserved because all you had to do was say yes to my offer. Now you look like a jacked up version of Captain Jack Sparrow.”
Jericho says he saw Moxley’s mom backstage and she was “especially fetching” and suggests he’ll give her a call later. He says that he apologized to Moxley’s mom for what they had to do to him and that it was Moxley’s fault that he was put into that position. Jericho asks if Moxley really thinks he has what it takes to beat him. “You don’t even have what it takes to blink with boy eyes,” Jericho jokes.
Jericho tells the fans and Moxley to go to hell because Cleveland doesn’t deserve to see Le Champion in a match tonight. He says he doesn’t go anywhere without his boys either and calls The Inner Circle out. PNP, Sammy Guevara and Jake Hager walk onto the stage and join Jericho.
Moxley says that Jericho thinks it’s 5-on-1 but the way he sees it it’s him and the entire arena on the five of them because he’s in his hometown. Jericho says that he knew Moxley would be this stupid so they brought in some “South Bronx street thugs” courtesy of PNP and five guys walk up the ramp behind Inner Circle.
Moxley attacks Ortiz and hits the Paradigm Shift on the ramp but the entire group jumps on Moxley and starts kicking the hell out of him until security runs down to pull him away. Moxley keeps trying to get back to them before finally hitting a DDT on a security guard and escaping through the crowd.
The Young Bucks vs. The Butcher & The Blade
A vignette airs with MJF going into a butcher shop with Wardlow to give the Butcher, Blade and Bunny an envelope of money.
MJF joins commentary and screams at Tony Schiavone for laughing about him getting tossed in the pool last week. He says they nearly killed him last week because he can’t swim. The Bucks double team Butcher and then as Blade tags in he gets doubled, as well.
Bucks are tagging in and out as they double Blade over and over. The Bucks hit a Double Hip Toss followed by a Double Basement Dropkick to Blade before getting run over with a Double Clothesline from Butcher. Nick Jackson comes back with a series of strikes to Blade capped off with a Superkick to Butcher on the apron. Allie grabs his foot and slams him on the apron as Blade distracted the referee.
Butcher hits a huge Cross Body to Nick on the floor and Blade hits a Plancha onto Matt on the opposite side.
Butcher chokes Nick on the top rope and the heels take turns with big strikes in the corner. Butcher hits a Gutbuster and then Press Slams him onto a Gutbuster from Blade. Blade hits a Doctor Bomb for a nearfall.
Nick tries to fight his way out of the heel corner but Blade cuts him off and attempts a Back Suplex only for Nick to land on his feet and tag Matt. Matt hits a Flying Cross Body off the top on Blade and then a Flying Dropkick through the ropes onto Butcher on the floor. Back in the ring, Matt hits a Sliced Bread on Blade and then a Superkick to Butcher on the outside.
Matt dives off the top with a Flying Elbow Drop on Blade for another nearfall. Nick tags in and hits a Guillotine Somersault Senton as Matt held Blade in the ropes. The Bucks hit a Superkick Party on Butcher as he tries to interfere but miss one on Blade.
The Bucks catch Blade and hit the Meltzer Driver! 1…2…3!
Winners: The Young Bucks via pinfall (Meltzer Driver)
Butcher attacks The Bucks after the match but Kenny Omega runs down and destroys him with a V-Trigger! Adam Page strolls down with a drink and hands it to Matt Jackson before hitting the Buckshot Lariat on Butcher and leaving!
Nyla Rose vs. Big Swole
Swole gets a series of nearfalls on Rose early but then eats a big clothesline. Rose hits the ropes but runs into a Leg Lariat from Swole knocking Rose to the floor. Swole goes for a Punt Kick off the apron but Rose sweeps her legs slamming her to the mat.
Rose slams Swole into the guardrail and then into the ring post.
Big Swole catches Rose in a Hanging Guillotine but Rose breaks it only to eat a Superkick! Swole hits a Leaping Cutter for a nearfall. Swole hits a Flatliner but Rose avoids a Spinning Forearm and hits a clothesline. Rose hits a Beast Bomb for the pin.
Winner: Rose via pinfall (Beast Bomb)
Kip Sabian vs. Cody
Sabian was accompanied by Penelope Ford and Cody was accompanied by Arn Anderson.
Sabian immediately hits a Gutbuster on Cody and goes for a Back Suplex, but Cody lands on his feet and connects with an Uppercut followed by a Pump Kick. Sabian rolls to the floor and shoves Anderson. Sabian rolls back into the ring and puts Cody in a headlock.
Cody shoves Sabian into the ropes and connects with a dropkick. Sabian rolls to the floor and trips Cody before pulling him out. Ford tries to grab Cody and gets knocked down as Cody went to punch Sabian. Cody picks her up to check on her and Sabian destroys him with a Punt Kick off the apron.
Cody turned the tide of the match during the break and hits a Snap Powerslam. Cody pulls his weight belt off but Ford snatches it from him. Cody catches a charging Sabian with a Disaster Kick for a nearfall. Ford threw her shoe in the ring which distracted the referee for a second and it pisses Anderson off.
Anderson gets the in the referee’s face and then tosses her shoe into the crowd. Arn bumps the referee and he ejects Anderson from ringside. Ford hits a Diving Rana off the ring steps as Sabian distracted the referee and then Sabian hits Cody with a Somersault Plancha!
As they go to kiss Janela pops up between them and flips off Sabian. That distraction allows Cody to hit a Tope Suicida onto Sabian on the floor! Cody sets up for a springboard move but Sabian kicks his legs out from under him and then hits a Hanging DDT off the ropes for a nearfall.
Sabian lifts Cody up to the top rope and goes for a Superplex but Cody blocks it and elbows Sabian off the top. Sabian comes back with a Leaping Enziguri and then goes for the Superplex again. Cody headbutts Sabian only for Sabian to pull him off the top anyway. Sabian goes for the Deathly Hollows but Cody moves and hits the Cody Cutter followed by the Cross Rhodes!
Cody grabs Sabian and hits a second and then a third Cross Rhodes for the pin!
Winner: Cody via pinfall (Cross Rhodes)
On-Stage: Britt Baker, Tony Schiavone
Footage of Britt Baker’s heel antics last week are shown. Baker comes onto the stage with Tony for another interview. Baker continues to mock Tony by calling him “Mr. Starbucks” and she turns her attention to Ross for cutting to a commercial during her promo last week.
Baker insults Ross calling him judgmental and smug saying that he collects a large paycheck while everyone else does all the work. “Be the legend I grew up not a sloppy barbecue salesman that can’t get our roster’s names right,” she says.
Baker insults Riho for never actually being on the show and diagnoses Tony with gingivitis. “Pick up a damn tooth brush,” she says. “Cleveland, congratulations, you finally have a Baker you can trust in.”
Backstage: The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Hangman Page
Backstage The Bucks say that they are on a quest to get their way to the tag titles as Omega smiles and then Page walks up and shows them the nameplate on their titles. Page hands The Bucks nameplates and said maybe they’ll need those one day. Omega says that he got a match pitting The Bucks, Omega and Page against Butcher, Blade and a team of their choosing next week.
SCU (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) vs. The Hybrid 2
All of the members of SCU came to the ring wearing Kobe Bryant’s jersey. Angelico and Kazarian start things off with Angelico taking Kaz down with a leg sweep and then a float over into a headlock. Angelico is wearing La Parka tribute gear.
Angelico and Kaz chain wrestle for awhile before Sky tags into the match and connects with a dropkick. Kaz tags back in and hits a Snap Suplex for a nearfall. Sky and Kaz enjoy some quick tags as they isolate Angelico in their corner.
Sky hits a Stomp to the back of Evans as he tags in and SCU hits a Double Back Elbow to Evans for a nearfall. Sky hits an Enziguri on Evans followed by a Release German Suplex from Kaz for a nearfall. Sky tags back in and misses a clothesline as Evans shoves him into a Jawbreaker over the top rope from Angelico followed by a Spinning Enziguri from Evans for a nearfall.
Angelico tags in and hits a kick to Sky’s face as Evans held his face up in a bride. Angelico tosses Sky to the floor as we head to a break.
Sky hits a Vertical Suplex on Evans and dives for a tag but Evans tags Angelico first. Angelico tries to roll Sky up but Sky rolls through and dives to tag Kaz. Kaz dropkicks Evans off the apron and connects with one on Angelico. Kaz hits a Neckbreaker on Evans and then tosses Angelico to the apron and hits him with a Guillotine Leg Drop as he tried to get back in the ring.
Kaz hits a Slingshot Cutter on Angelico but Evans breaks it up with a Springboard Ghetto Stomp. Evans leapfrogs Sky sending him to the floor and then Hybrid2 hits a Ghetto Stomp/Sidewalk Slam combo for a nearfall. Evans goes for a Sasuke Special onto Sky on the floor but Sky moves and hits a Pump Kick.
Sky tags in and SCU hits the SCU-Later on Angelico for the pin.
Winners: SCU via pinfall (SCU-Later)
The Dark Order appears on the screens in the arena and says the “Exalted One” is unhappy with Daniels and has told them to target his friends and family.
A vignette featuring a pissed off PAC saying that once The Inner Circle is done with Moxley he will be waiting to pluck his other eyeball. PAC turns his attention to Omega and says that he can’t stand Kenny’s arrogance and ego for pretty much saying he would just fit PAC into his schedule. “That doesn’t work for me, lad,” he says. PAC says they will do everything in his timetable starting next week. “I’m coming for blood,” he states.
Chris Jericho, Santana & Ortiz vs. Darby Allin & Private Party
Jericho and Allin will start the match off against one another and Jericho slaps him repeatedly. Allin hits a series of forearms and then a dropkick that sends Jericho reeling early. Allin hits a beautiful Springboard Lucha Armdrag and Jericho quickly retreats to his corner to tag in Ortiz.
Kassidy tags in and leaps over a charging Ortiz only to get a poke to the eyes. Ortiz hits a European Uppercut but Kassidy counters a whip into a Spinning Enziguri. Quen tags in and Private Party hits an Atomic Drop/Dropkick combo followed by a Leapfrog Stomp for a nearfall.
Quen hits a dropkick but Ortiz comes back with a kick to the head followed by a Missile Dropkick off the middle rope. Santana tags in and hits a Scoop Slam on Quen and hits a series of knees before tagging Jericho to a chorus of boos.
The heels isolate Quen in the corner and take turns tagging in and out and beating on him. LAX attempts a double team move but Quen hits a Rana on Santana and tags Kassidy. Kassidy rolls Ortiz up for a nearfall and then a Satellite Armdrag rolled into a Crucifix for a nearfall.
Kassidy catches Ortiz with a Victory Roll for another nearfall but Ortiz tags Jericho and he hits a Springboard Dropkick as Kassidy was going to attempt a dive onto LAX on the floor.
Kassidy counters a clothesline attempt from Jericho into a rollup but Jericho kicks out and clotheslines him for a nearfall of his own. Santana tags back into the match and taunts the babyfaces as he chokes Kassidy. Santana hits a Backbreaker and puts him in a modified Bow-and-Arrow before getting a nearfall.
Santana hits a Scoop Slam and tags Ortiz. PNP hits an Assisted Somersault Senton followed by a Lionsault from Jericho and a Diving Headbutt from Ortiz for a nearfall. Ortiz tags Santana and then Santana goes to dive off Ortiz’s back but Kassidy beats him to the punch and hits a Diving Rana on Santana off Ortiz’s back!
Allin makes the hot tag and hits a Sliced Bread on Ortiz followed by a Tope Suicida on Jericho on the floor! In the ring, Allin hits a Code Red for a nearfall on Santana. Allin gets another nearfal but Jericho breaks it up. Quen hits a Pele on Jericho but then walks into a Suplex from Ortiz.
Kassidy hits a Slingshot Crucifix Bomb on Ortiz and Santana hits a Rolling Cutter on Kassidy! Allin hits a Springboard Moonsault on Jericho as Jericho blind tags in. Darby gets a nearfall and then knocks Hager off the apron before hitting a Coffin Drop on the MMA fighter!
Quen hits a Fosbury Flop on PNP on the outside and Kassidy hits a Swanton Bomb for a nearfall on Jericho! Kassidy had blind tagged Allin as he went to the top. After Kassidy argues with the referee he turns around right into the Judas Effect for the pin.
Winner: The Inner Circle via pinfall (Judas Effect)
The Inner Circle continues to beat on the babyfaces after the match. Jericho whips them all with the title belt. Hager low blows Allin and then Guevara hits him with his own skateboard. Guevara drapes Allin’s throat across the skateboard and slams it into the mat.
Moxley runs out with a baseball bat and takes Hager out first. He lays out Santana and Guevara as the rest scramble. Moxley points at Jericho with the bat as the show comes to an end.