February 5, 2020
Commentary: Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Tony Schiavone
Results by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Jon Moxley defeated Ortiz via Paradigm Shift
- SCU (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) defeated Best Friends via Code Red on Trent
- Yuka Sakazaki defeated Dr. Britt Baker via Crucifix Rollup
- The Butcher & The Blade and The Lucha Brothers defeated The Young Bucks and Adam Page & Kenny Omega via Fear Factor/Ghetto Stomp on Hangman Page
- Kip Sabian defeated Joey Janela via rollup (w/ handful of tights)
Jon Moxley vs. Ortiz
This is Ortiz’s very first singles match in AEW. AEW World Champion Chris Jericho joins commentary for this match, as well. Sammy Guevara and Jake Hager also accompany Jericho. Moxley is still wearing a patch over his injured eye.
Moxley runs Ortiz over with a clothesline and Ortiz rolls to the floor to escape a fired up Moxley. Moxley grabs a steel chair and chases Santana away and then back in the ring he sweeps the leg of Ortiz. Moxley hits a series of Knee Strikes and then hits the ropes but gets stripped up by Santana.
Ortiz hits an Enziguri followed by a Splash for a nearfall. Ortiz tosses Moxley to the floor and then tosses him into the guardrail. He slams Moxley into the ring steps and then chokes him in the ropes as they get back in the ring.
Ortiz rakes his boot across Moxley’s face repeatedly and follows up with a blatant back rake before putting him in a Camel Clutch. Moxley lifts Ortiz up on his back and then backs him into the corner to break the hold.
Moxley hits a series of forearms but eats a big Powerbomb for a nearfall as Moxley bounced off the ropes. After choking Moxley in the ropes, Ortiz hits the ropes only for Moxley to sweep his legs and quickly lock in a Figure Four!
Ortiz pokes Moxley in his injured eye to break the hold and charges at him. Moxley sidesteps Ortiz sending him to the floor and attempts a Tope Suicida but Ortiz moves and Moxley takes out Santana! Moxley then throws Ortiz over the guardrail into the third row!
Back in the ring, Moxley hits a Corner Clothesline followed by a Black Hole Slam for another nearfall. Moxley and Ortiz exchange strikes and then Ortiz backdrops Moxley to the floor. Ortiz follows him out with a Tope con Giro onto Moxley on the floor.
Ortiz rolls Moxley back in the ring and dives off the top with a Flying Splash for another nearfall of his own. Ortiz hits a Bridging Fisherman’s Suplex for yet another nearfall. Ortiz goes to the top and dives right into a boot from Moxley. Moxley goes for the Paradigm Shift but Ortiz blocks it and then eats a Lariat from Moxley.
Santana gets up on the apron to distract Moxley but as Ortiz charged at Moxley he ducked and Ortiz hit Santana. Moxley then hits the Paradigm Shift for the pin!
Winner: Moxley via pifnall (Paradigm Shift)
Santana attacks Moxley after the match but Moxley catches him with a Paradigm Shift, too. Moxley pulls out the keys to the car that Jericho gave him and screams “eye for an eye” at Jericho as he stabs Santana in the eye with the key! The Inner Circle runs down to the ring and Moxley retreats through the crowd.
SCU (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) vs. Best Friends
Trent Baretta and Frankie Kazarian start the match off against one another. They exchange some chain spots early on and follow up with some stiff chops. Finally, Kaz hits a big right hand to take Baretta down and then hits the ropes and runs right into a Flying Knee from Trent.
Chuck Taylor tags into the match and Best Friends connect with a Double Back Elbow followed by a Double Elbow Drop onto Kazarian. Taylor attempts a Scoop Slam but Kazarian blocks it and tags in Scorpio Sky.
Sky and Taylor exchange wristlocks and hammerlocks until Taylor runs Sky over with a Shoulder Block. Sky nips up to his feet and tosses Taylor into the corner. He charges right into a boot from Taylor and then Taylor attempts a Moonsault out of the corner.
Sky moves and Taylor lands on his feet only to eat a series of kicks capped off with a dropkick. Kaz tags back in and SCU runs Taylor over for a nearfall. Taylor runs Kaz into the corner and tags Trent in. Kaz hits a Guillotine Leg Drop on Trent as he went for a shoulder block through the ropes, but then runs into a Sliced Bread from Taylor.
Sky hits a Slingshot Cutter on Taylor but then as he goes to the floor he eats a Spear from Trent! Kaz runs over and German Suplexes Trent on the floor! Taylor dives off the apron and hits a Blockbuster on Kazarian!
Trent goes for a Tornado DDT on Kaz but Kaz blocks it and then catches a diving Trent with a Backstabber in midair! Sky tags in and hits a Ghetto Stomp to the back of Trent before tagging Kaz back in.
SCU hits an Assisted Tornado DDT on Trent for a nearfall. Kazarian whips Trent into the corner and flips him as Trent grabs at his neck. Trent comes back with a clothesline and then Sky runs in and eats a Superkick from Taylor followed by a Shining Wizard from Trent!
Best Friends hit the Sole Food/Half-and-Half on Kazarian and hug in the center of the ring. Best Friends attempt the Strong Zero but Sky pulls Taylor off the top and Sky kicks Trent right into a Code Red from Kazarian!
Winner: SCU via pinfall (Code Red)
The Dark Order hits the ring and takes out both SCU and The Best Friends. After taking out Kazarian, Sky, Taylor and Trent the Dark Order offers Orange Cassidy a mask to join the group. Cassidy refuses and The Dark Order attacks him. Christopher Daniels runs out and The Dark Order backs down as Daniels looks confused.
Earlier today Taz talks about the Cody-MJF feud and Cody taking 10 lashes tonight. He says it validates just how bad Cody wants to get his hands on MJF.
Dr. Britt Baker vs. Yuka Sakazaki
This is Sakazaki’s “Dynamite” debut and her first AEW match since “Fyter Fest” back last summer. Baker immediately locks Yuka in a wristlock at the start of the match but Yuka uses the ropes to flip and reverse the hold.
Baker breaks the hold with a series of forearms before slamming Yuka into the turnbuckles. Baker chokes Yuka in the corner and then connects with a Running Head Kick for an early nearfall. Yuka fights back with some forearms and then a Hurricanrana.
Yuka dives off the top with a Flying Thesz Press and Baker rolls to the floor to escape. Yuka dives off the top with a Springboard Plancha onto Baker on the floor. Back in the ring, Sakazaki hits a Sliding Clothesline for a nearfall.
Yuka attempts a Vertical Suplex but Baker blocks it and the two exchange forearms. Yuka hits a Rolling Elbow but then runs right into a Superkick followed by a Swinging Neckbreaker for a nearfall. Baker transitions right into an attempt at the Lockjack.
Yuka escapes and rolls Baker up with a Crucifix for the pin!
Winner: Sakazaki via pinfall (Crucifix Rollup)
After the match, Baker attacks Sakazaki with the ring bell. Baker makes Yuka bite the bottom rope and then Curb Stomps her. Yuka starts spitting out blood and a tooth. Baker puts her in the Lockjaw.
The Butcher & The Blade and The Lucha Brothers vs. The Young Bucks and Adam Page & Kenny Omega
Page comes out separate from the other three during entrances.
Omega and Page double-team Blade early on in the match and then The Bucks double-team him as The Elite seem to be on good terms early on. The Bucks take all of the heels out with dropkicks and then Omega and The Bucks hit a Triple Dropkick to Butcher. The Bucks and Omega hit Triple Slingshot Planchas onto Butcher and The Lucha Brothers on the outside.
The heels hit the ring and attack the babyfaces all together as Page just looked on. Fenix hits a beautiful Double Spring Somersault Plancha onto the babyfaces on the floor as we go to a break!
Nick Jackson hist a Roundhouse Kick on Fenix on the floor and then hits a Springboard Armdrag/Rana on Fenix and Pentagon. He then hits a Slingshot X-Factor on Butcher in the ring before rolling backwards and into a Moonsault onto Pentagon on the outside!
Fenix and Matt tag in and Matt hits Fenix with three Rolling Northern Lights Suplexes before catching a charging Pentagon with a Double Northern Lights on both brothers! Fenix kicks Matt and then a charging Omega before diving off the shoulders of Omega into a Lucha Armdrag on Matt! Pentagon tags in and hits a Slingshot Backstabber on Omega!
Fenix hits a Gory Bomb on Matt and Pentagon hits a Guillotine Leg Drop on Matt from Pentagon! Butcher and Omega tag in after the chaos ends. Butcher and Blade isolate Omega in their corner with some big power moves.
Omega attempts a Hurricanrana on Butcher but he blocks it and goes for a Powerbomb only for Omega to counters into a Rana after all. Page and Pentagon tag in. Page is a house afire with clotheslines for everyone. Page this a Slingshot Plancha onto Fenix on the floor.
Page hits a Belly-to-Belly Suplex on Pentagon back in the ring and then dives off the top with a Moonsault onto all of the heels! Page sells his knee like he injured it on the dive. Omega tags in and The Elite quadruple team Pentagon.
Pentagon manages to tag Butcher and the heels take control as they quadruple team Nick. Butcher and Blade hit a Powerbomb/Shoulder Block combo of the top and then Pentagon dives off the back of Butcher with a Mexican Destroyer on Matt! Butcher hits a Powerbomb again for a nearfall before Omega breaks it up.
Omega starts killing everybody with Snap Dragons! The Bucks hit an Assisted Sliced Bread on Butcher and then get set for a Superkick Party but Page blind tags himself. Page attempts a Buckshot Lariat but Butcher mvoes and The Bucks nail Butcher with a Superkick Party. The Lucah Brothers hit one of their own on The Bucks!
Omega runs in with the V-Trigger on Fenix! Page hits the Buckshot Lariat on Pentagon! Page hits a Fall Away Slam on Butcher but then sells his knee again as he nips up. Page refuses to tag either of the Bucks and then runs right into a Sling Blade from Pentagon. Pentagon hits the Fear Factor as Fenix dives off the top with a Ghetto Stomp at the same time! Fenix dives off onto The Bucks to keep them from interfering and Pentagon gets the pin!
Winners: Butcher, Blade and The Lucha Brothers via pinfall (Fear Factor/Ghetto Stomp)
Page argues with The Bucks after the match and Omega attempts to get between them. Page finally leaves the ring and grabs a beer from ringside.
Segment: Kenny Omega, Pac, Riho, Nyla Rose
Schiavone tries to interview Omega in the ring but PAC interrupts from backstage. PAC says he doesn’t know what he has to do to get his attention anymore. Riho – who was nearby for an interview that was going to happen – is approached by PAC. PAC says that since Omega doesn’t seem to care about Michael Nakazawa so we’ll see how much he cares about Riho.
PAC says all Omega has to do to stop what’s about to happen is to agree to the match. Omega frantically accepts and PAC laughs saying he would never put his hands on a woman. “I’m a bastard, Kenny, not a beast,” PAC says. “She is.” Nyla Rose then attacks Riho from behind and Powerbombs her through a table!
Video: Darby Allin
— Wrestling Without Contexthausen RULES ASS (@wresnocontext) February 6, 2020
Allin is shown with a flame thrower and burns a life size cardboard cutout of Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara.
Kip Sabian vs. Joey Janela
Janela attacks Sabian at the bell and chokes him in the corner. Sabian kicks Janela away and then lays him out with clubbing blows to the back. Sabian hits a Leg Lariat before tossing Janela into the corner. Sabian charges at Janela but he moves and lights Sabian up with chops.
Janela hits a Back Suplex for a nearfall. Janela just shrugs off a kick from Sabian and lights him up with a big kick of his own. Janela then dares Sabian to kick him back but instead Sabian puts him in a headlock. Janela counters with a suplex attempt but Sabian lands on his feet.
Janela hits a series of elbows and then charges at him only for Sabian to backdrop him over the top. Janela lands on the apron and then attempts a Knee to the face, but Sabian moves and dropkicks Janela into the ring steps. Ford slams Janela into the ring steps as Sabian distracts the referee.
Sabian hits a Hanging DDT on Janela for a nearfall. Janela sidesteps a charging Sabian sending him to the floor and then connects with a Tope Suicida. Ford distracts Janela, which allows Sabian to Punt Kick Janela. Sabian attempts a Springboard Somersault Plancha but Janela catches him in midair with a German Suplex on the floor!
Janela hits a Lariat back in the ring for a nearfall. Janela hits a Superkick and then lifts Sabian up to his shoulders only for Sabian to block it and hit a Backstabber. Sabian hits a Flying Knee but then runs right into a DVD from Janela for a nearfall!
Janela and Sabian exchange strikes but Sabian gets the better of the exchange with a DDT. Ford kiss Sabian and then sidesteps a charging Janela. Janela hits Ford and Sabian rolls him up, while using the tights for leverage, for the pin.
Winner: Sabian via pinfall (rollup)
Backstage: The Inner Circle
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) February 6, 2020
Backstage a pissed off Chris Jericho says that Moxley will pay for what he did to Santana. “What kind of piece of trash stabs a man in the eye,” Jericho hilariously asks. Santana says that Moxley attempted to take his sight and now he’s going to pay. “You have no idea what it’s like walking in my shoes for the past 29 years of my life,” Santana continued. “Next week, I’m going to take you on a walk through the dark. Next week, Jon Moxley, eye for an eye.”
Video: The Dark Order
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) February 6, 2020
A Dark Order video airs in the style of a prescription medicine commercial.
Backstage: The Young Bucks, Hangman Page
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) February 6, 2020
The Bucks bicker with Page backstage but Page doesn’t seem to mind as he sips on a huge pitcher of beer.
In two weeks, there will be a Battle Royal to name the next contenders for the Tag Team Titles at Revolution. Also, Wardlow faces Cody Rhodes in a Steel Cage Match. PAC vs. Kenny Omega in a 30-Minute Ironman Match takes place in three weeks.
Earlier today Dustin Rhodes says it will be uncomfortable for him to watch it but MJF needs to know that Cody is a lot tougher than MJF thinks.
In-Ring: MJF Gives Cody 10 Lashes
MJF makes his way down to the ring alongside Wardlow. After Cody comes out and takes his shirt and jacket off, he demands Cody hand over his own belt to be whipped with. Cody obliges and assumes the position.
MJF channels my father circa 1995 as he snaps the belt to cause Cody to wince. MJF takes his time in between lashes and welts immediately start showing up. A bunch of heels walk onto the stage to watch.
Every time Cody looks like he’s going to hit MJF he stops before he does it and MJF keeps taunting him to do it instead. After the third one, Cody falls to his knees and Arn Anderson marches down to the ring. Arn tells Cody not to give MJF “the satisfaction” and Cody gets back to his feet.
MJF taunts Arn saying that he can’t help Cody anymore. After the fifth lash Dustin Rhodes runs out and wants to take the last five for his brother. MJF refuses and tells Dustin to get out of the ring.
After two more quick ones, The Bucks come out to show support to Cody. After the eight lash, MJF screams at Cody to “stay down bitch.” Cody refuses and MJF hands the belt over to Wardlow. Wardlow absolutely destroys Cody with the belt.
Brandi Rhodes walks out and tells Cody he has to do it and holds his hand. Cody stands back up for the final whip. MJF hits Cody in the chest for the final one. MJF gets pissed off and kicks Cody in the nuts before retreating through the crowd.