May 20, 2020
Jacksonville, Florida (Daily’s Place)
Commentary: Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Tony Schiavone
Results by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Jon Moxley defeated 10 via Paradigm Shift
- MJF defeated Marko Stunt via Salt of the Earth
- Rey Fenix defeated Orange Cassidy via Rolling Cutter
- Nyla Rose & Dr. Britt Baker DMD defeated Kris Statlander & Hikaru Shida via Beast Bomb by Rose on Shida
- Matt Hardy defeated Sammy Guevara via Twist of Fate
Segment: The Inner Circle
The #InnerCircle arrived in style and came to cause chaos before Double or Nothing this Saturday!
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 21, 2020
A limousine is shown arriving and the Inner Circle exits it as Alex Marvez approaches them. Chris Jericho says if everyone thought what they did to Vanguard 1 last week was bad wait until you see what they do to The Elite tonight.
Segment: Brodie Lee, The Dark Order
Brodie Lee brings out The Dark Order and starts to cut a promo before stopping and screaming at 10 to take a knee while he speaks. Lee says that he understands that there might be a disconnection between he and the viewers at home because he being an elite athlete in his prime can’t relate with losers at home. Lee says that isn’t true though because he bleeds, sweats and breathes like everyone else. He says that he is not a God but is a man. Lee says he is a man that has come into possession with a very special “piece” as he looks at the AEW Title.
Lee says that the Dark Order are the lion’s of AEW and his results speak for themselves pointing at the title. He says that he has to win this Saturday not only to satisfy his hunger and desire but to also pay off the loyalty and love of his group. Lee says he has known that 10 was special and he picked him and now he has his moment to shine. He refers to him as a “High Knight of the Dark Order” and instructs him to hurt Jon Moxley.
Jon Moxley vs. 10
This is 10’s in-ring debut in AEW. He has wrestled as Preston Vance and Cody Vance for a number of years in the Southeast. Moxley destroys 10 with a Flying Knee as he comes into the ring and then hits a Arm and Leg Trap T-Bone Suplex.
Moxley hits a Release Vertical Suplex and then just blatantly stomps him down in the corner. 10 is able to catch Moxley with a Pump Kick sending Moxley crashing to the floor on the outside. He then tosses Moxley around ringside and slamming him into the barricade and ring apron.
Back in the ring, 10 catches Moxley with a Diamond Cutter for a nearfall. Moxley comes back with a series of chops but then walks right into a Spinebuster from 10. He goes for a DVD but Moxley counters into the Paradigm Shift. Moxley picks 10 up and hits a Spike Piledriver! Moxley talks trash into the camera – directed at Lee – and then hits a second Paradigm Shift for the pin.
Winner: Moxley via pinfall (Paradigm Shift)
Lee tosses chairs in the ring and wraps one of them around 10’s arm. Moxley says Lee is trying to punk him out and instead of chasing him around backstage he’s going to give him 10 seconds to bring his title back or he will break 10’s arm.
Lee appears on the big screen and says that Moxley does not call the shots. He says that Moxley has made his bed and on Saturday he will put Moxley to sleep in it. He says this was business but Moxley has made it personal. Lee then leaves the building saying sometimes sacrifices have to be made.
MJF vs. Marko Stunt
MJF dares Stunt to try and slam him and then cuts him off and hits a Scoop Slam. MJF puts Marko in a Waistlock but Stutn starts boxing his ears and hitting elbows to break it. stunt ducks a series of strikes and then attempts a Sunset Flip but MJF blocks it and lifts Stunt up in the air by his throat and hitting a Release Belly-to-Belly Suplex.
MJF pokes Stunt in the eyes and then mocks him while slapping him in the face with his own hand. MJF shoves Stunt’s own finger up his nose and Stunt gets pissed and slaps him and then kicks him in the leg. Stunt hits the ropes but runs into a nasty Lariat.
MJF hangs Stunt up in the ropes and chokes him and then Wardlow does the same as MJF distracts the referee. MJF uses Stunt’s hair to toss him clear across the ring before lifting him up to the top rope. MJF goes for a Superplex but Marko bites him and knocks MJF off the top.
Stunt hits a Dragonrana off the top and then a series of dropkicks. Finally, MJF avoids a dropkick and attempts a Back Suplex. Marko lands on his feet and then hits a Sunset Flip and rolls through it right into a Shining Wizard. Stunt avoids a charging MJF sending him to the floor and then attempts a Sliding Dropkick but MJF uses the apron to trap him. Marko avoids a charging MJF again and then shoves him into the ring steps.
Marko goes for another dive and this time eats a Forearm Smash in midair. MJF hits a Shoulderbreaker and locks in the Salt of the Earth for the submission.
Winner: MJF via submission (Salt of the Earth)
MJF taunts Marko further saying that he lasted longer than anyone expected. He said that he thought about giving him a reward by letting one of his “rats” in Jacksonville give him a kiss but no one would ever kiss him. So, instead he decided to let him kiss his ring and then punches him with the big AEW ring on his hand. Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy hit the ring and chase Wardlow and MJF off.
In-Ring: Jake Roberts, Arn Anderson
Jake Roberts and Arn Anderson make their way out to sit down in the ring with Tony Schiavone for a “face off.” Roberts says it’s surreal to sit across the table from Anderson and says that he always thought about the fact that he and Arn never faced off against each other in the ring. “People have dreams and people have nightmares but everyone knows those aren’t real,” Roberts says. “Lance Archer is real and he has destroyed everyone that has been put in front of him.”
Roberts says that Cody has done everything to duck Archer but now he has to come face-to-face with the truth and that truth is that Archer is a “mean son of a bitch” that is going to rip his heart out. Roberts asks Arn if he used his weekend pass from the Nursing Home tonight.
Arn agrees that this is surreal for him too and says that he and Roberts was a dream match that fans always wanted to see. He says he has serious goosebumps and says that if either of them told you that a piss ant could pull a train then you would hook it up because they told it like it is. Arn says that Roberts permeated evil and people were terrified of him but he realized way back in the day that all the stuff he did was a distraction but he had evil in his heart.
Roberts says that he’s been to hell and back so one more trip with Arn wouldn’t be so bad and that anytime, anyplace if he wants to get his ass kicked he will do it for him. Anderson talks about Mike Tyson and says that word Tyson is going to have free reign to hang around ringside and he wonders if Roberts will attempt to throw his “stupid snake” on Tyson.
Roberts says whatever he throws at Tyson would take him down but Archer gets first shot because he wants to knock him out for fun. Roberts says he was hoping that bimbo Brandi would present the belt because he would like to “bump into her” again. Anderson says that Cody isn’t interested in winning title because he wants a pay raise or admiration from the fan, he has to win it. He says he isn’t just Dusty Rhodes’ son, he is a leader of AEW that has turned the business on its head in a year.
Anderson says that he is a vicious prick and the only reason he doesn’t come over the table at Roberts after he threatened him was because he had one more thing to say. Anderson says that he heard Roberts was doing DDP Yoga and that’s good because he wants him to be good and limber when he Spinebusts his ass through the ring. Roberts gets pissed and flips the table to go after Arn until referees run out to separate the two grandpas.
Promo: Darby Allin
Is @DarbyAllin your pick to win in the Casino Ladder Match at Double or Nothing this Saturday night?
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 21, 2020
Darby Allin plays poker with himself, wearing masks of the other competitors in the Casino Ladder Match.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 21, 2020
PAC is shown watching Fenix decapitate Orange Cassidy last week. PAC says that everyone thought they were safe from Death Triangle because of the pandemic but not anymore. He says that Rey Fenix is an assassin and he’s coming after him tonight. PAC says OC should consider himself marked.
Rey Fenix vs. Orange Cassidy
OC tells Best Friends to stay in the back and Fenix attempts to kick his head off his shoulders again but OC casually steps out of the way and climbs in the ring. OC shows off his speed as Fenix attempts a series of strikes and OC avoids them. OC sweeps Fenix’s legs and Catapults him into the corner, but Fenix springs to the top for a Moonsault. OC rolls out of the way and hits a dropkick.
Fenix catches OC with a Crucifix but OC counters into one of his own and they exchange nearfalls. OC ducks underneath a charging Fenix but Fenix stops and then hits a Barrio Stomp to the back of OC. Fenix attempts a Poweromb but OC counters into a Code Red for a nearfall.
Fenix comes back with an Enziguri and then he springs from the ramp into the ring with a Double Spring Guillotine Leg Drop for a close nearfall. Fenix puts OC in a series of submissions as we head to a break.
During the break Fenix hit a Shotgun Dropkick sending OC crashing into a cameraman. OC gets fired up and hits a series of palm strikes followed by a Superman Forearm. Fenix rolls to the floor and OC hits a Tope Suicida sending Fenix into the barricade. OC tosses Fenix into the ring and then hits a Flying Cross Body followed by a Satellite DDT for a nearfall!
OC goes back to the top but Fenix hits a Rolling Uppercut to cut him off. Fenix goes up top and attempts a Superplex but OC knocks him off and then hits a Diving DDT for another nearfall. OC slams Fenix into the top turnbuckle and then lifts him up to the top where Fenix attempts a Super Tiger Driver. OC puts his hands in his pockets to block it and then headbutts him but Fenix comes back with a Double Spring Super Bomb for a nearfall.
Fenix hits a Flying Forearm and then lifts OC back to the top and attempts a Muscle Buster but OC counters into a rollup for another nearfall. OC hits an Air Raid Crash for another nearfall. Kip Sabian walks out with a ladder and sets it up on the ramp and climbs it and sits there taunting them. Fenix hits a low blow and then a Rolling Cutter for the pin!
Winner: Fenix via pinfall (Rolling Cutter)
SCU come out and shove Kip Sabian off the ladder. Jimmy Havoc hits the ring and a brawl erupts. Rey Fenix hits an absolutely insane Springboard Somersault Plancha that no one even attempted to catch him on and his back hit hard on the floor. Colt Cabana hits an Asai Moonsault onto everyone and the Best Friends launch OC into a Plancha on them and his knees slam into the barricade.
Kris Statlander & Hikaru Shida vs. Nyla Rose & Dr. Britt Baker DMD
Shida lays Rose out with a kendo stick as she comes in the ring and then she and Statlander double team Rose in the corner. Shida hits a Bulldog and Statlander hits a Somersault Senton. They attempt a Double Suplex but Rose blocks it and lays into both of them with forearms. Statlander hits a dropkick and then hits the ropes but eats a Pounce that sends her flying across the ring.
Rose chokes Statlander in the corner and then fish hooks her mouth. Rose hits a Scoop Slam followed by a Leg Drop for a nearfall. Rose wants to tag out but Baker refuses.
Shida gets the hot tag and whips Baker into Rose. Shida hits a Flying Knee on both of them and then drags Baker to the apron. Shida hits a Running Knee Lift to Baker and then drags her back in the ring for a Vertical Suplex and a nearfall. Statlander tags in as Rose comes in and the babyfaces lift her up and Cannonball her on top of Baker in the corner.
Statlander gets a nearfall on Baker and hits an awkward Michinoku Driver for a nearfall. Rose pulls Baker into their corner and tags her. Rose lays Statlander out and lifts her up to the top, but Statlander escapes and drops Rose with an Electric Chair Drop. Shida tags in and hits a Missile Dropkick followed by a Flying Knee for a nearfall.
Shida attempts a Suplex but Rose blocks it and hits one of her own. Rose hits a big clothesline and we see that a trainer is checking out Baker’s knee off to the side. Rose hits the Beast Bomb on Shida for the pin.
Winners: Beast & Baker via pinfall (Beast Bomb)
Rose pulls out a table and lays Shida on it but Statlander cuts Rose off as she climbed to the top. Shida then superplexes her through the table.
Backstage: Jon Moxley
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) May 21, 2020
Backstage, Alex Marvez approaches Moxley and he says that everything eventually comes to violence in life. Moxley says it only gets hurt from here and it’s going to get pretty bad at Double or Nothing. Moxley says he is putting Lee to sleep and when he wakes up he will have lost his match, whatever power he thinks he has and all he will have left is a bunch of “creepy dudes in gimp masks” to repair his shattered ego.
Segment: Shawn Spears
Shawn Spears does a segment called “Shawn Spears News” and talks about Dustin Rhodes retiring. He mocks Dustin and Cody and says he applauds him finally retiring. He says that retiring is a hard pill to swallow but from what he’s heard a few years ago swallowing pills was pretty easy for Dustin. He whines about not having a match at DON or challenges Dustin to a match. Schiavone announces that match has been made official.
Double or Nothing Card
-Stadium Stampede Match: The Elite & Matt Hardy vs. The Inner Circle
-AEW World Title: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Brodie Lee
-TNT Title Tournament Finals: Lance Archer vs. Cody Rhodes (Mike Tyson to present the title)
-AEW Women’s Title No DQ Match: Nyla Rose (c) vs. Hikaru Shida
-AEW Tag Team Titles #1 Contenders Match: Private Party vs. Best Friends
-Casino Ladder Match: Rey Fenix vs. Orange Cassidy vs. Kip Sabian vs. Scorpio Sky vs. Frankie Kazarian vs. Colt Cabana vs. Luchasaurs vs. Darby Allin vs. TBA
-MJF vs. Jungle Boy
-Kris Statlander vs. Dr. Britt Baker
-Dustin Rhodes vs. Shawn Spears
Sammy Guevara vs. Matt Hardy
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 21, 2020
Guevara uses his speed to avoid Hardy to start off and then taunts him back slapping him in the back of the head. Hardy slaps him back and whips him hard into the turnbuckles. Hardy tosses Guevara out to the floor and then slams him into the ring steps repeatedly.
Hardy Press Slams Guevara onto the barricade. Hardy slams Guevara’s arm into the ring post and then shoves his head against the ring post before slamming his arm into the post. Hardy sends Guevara flying into the barricade and then back in the ring goes for the Twist of Fate, but Guevara does a handstand to block it and then hits an Enziguri.
Guevara hits another Enziguri and then goes for a Springboard Cutter, but Hardy blocks it and hits a Reverse DDT. Hardy goes for a Razor’s Edge but Guevara counters with a Hurricanrana that sends Hardy crashing to the floor. Guevara hits a beautiful Tornillo onto Hardy on the floor.
Hardy hits a series of forearms and then starts slamming Guevara into the top turnbuckle. Hardy hits a Snake Eyes on the top turnbuckle and then a big Running Lariat. Hardy hits a Side Effect for a nearfall. Guevara hits a back kick and then a Back Suplex for a nearfall of his own.
Guevara goes for a DVD but Hardy counters into a Twist of Fate, but Guevara manages to roll out to the floor. Hardy tosses Guevara back in the ring but only gets a two-count. Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate again but Guevara blocks it and hits a Flying Knee followed by a Pump Kick. Guevara hits a Superkick for a nearfall.
Guevara goes to the top and attempts a Shooting Star Press but Hardy moves and Guevara lands on his feet only to eat a Twist of Fate for another nearfall. Hardy is busted open above his eyebrow. Hardy starts stomping Guevara’s foot and then takes his boot off and bites his foot. That’s not sanitary during a pandemic. The referee pulls him off and Guevara hits a Flying Knee for a nearfall.
Guevara hits the Springboard Cutter for a nearfall. Guevara goes back to the top and goes for the Shooting Star again but Hardy gets his knees up and rolls him up for a nearfall. Hardy hits another Twist of Fate and gets the pin this time.
Winner: Hardy via pinfall (Twist of Fate)
Segment: The Inner Circle, The Elite
Hardy grabs a chair after the match but Jericho and the rest of the Inner Circle appear on the big screen with Kenny Omega tied up to a goal post. Jericho hits Omega with his bat repeatedly but The Young Bucks appear wearing protective masks. They dive out of the stands onto PNP and Hager! The Bucks lay out the Inner Circle with chairs. Matt Hardy finally makes it over and brawl gets even bigger.
Hangman Page comes from out of nowhere and starts destroying members of the Inner Circle! The Inner Circle retreats as The Elite gains the advantage. Hangman walks off on his own as Omega, Hardy and the Young Bucks pose under the goal posts.