May 6, 2020
Jacksonville, Florida (Daily’s Place)
Commentary: Jim Ross, Excalibur and Tony Schiavone
Results by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Cody defeated Joey Janela via Cross Rhodes
- Nyla Rose defeated Kenzie Paige via Beast Bomb
- Jon Moxley defeated Frankie Kazarian via Paradigm Shift
- Lance Archer defeated QT Marshall via the Blackout
- Falls Count Anywhere Street Fight: Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara defeated Kenny Omega & Broken Matt Hardy via Judas Effect by Jericho on Omega
After some highlights from last week are shown, we head to the announce table where Excalibur and Jim Ross have joined Tony Schiavone once again. They are back in Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Fla. A few wrestlers and staff are in the crowd.
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) May 7, 2020
Joey Janela vs. Cody
A little chain wrestling to start things off capped off with an exchange of rollups and nearfalls. After exchanging strikes, Cody hits a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a nearfall. Janela comes back with a Spinning Heel Kick and more strikes.
Janela whips Rhodes into the corner hard and follows up with a Flying Elbow in the corner. He goes for another elbow but Cody catches him and goes for the CrossRhodes. Janela blocks it and sends Cody crashing throat-first into the top rope.
Janela hits a Back Suplex for a nearfall. Janela puts Cody in a Body Scissors but Cody rolls back and gets a nearfall forcing Janela to break the hold. Janela slaps Cody and then hits a big right hand causing Cody to fall through the ropes to the floor. Janela follows up by tossing Cody into the barricade at ringside. Janela botches a float over attempt near the ramp that looked ugly.
As they fight up on the ramp, Janela walks back through one of the tunnels and then comes charging out with a Splash, but Cody moves causing Janela to get hung up in the ropes. Cody hits a Disaster Kick knocking Janela off the ramp and then Moonsaults off the stage onto Janela on the floor!
Cody tosses Janela back into the ring and lights him up with a series of strikes. Cody hits the ropes but eats a Superkick. Janela climbs up top and hits a Flying Elbow Drop for another nearfall. Janela climbs back up top but Cody crotches him.
Cody climbs up with Janela and hits a Reverse Superplex! 1…2…NO Janela kicks out! Cody goes for CrossRhodes but Janela blocks it and hits a Roaring Elbow. Janela goes for a Package Piledriver but Cody reverses into a Snap Powerslam for another nearfall. Cody goes for the Disaster Kick but Janela catches him in midair with a German Suplex.
Janela hits a big Lariat and then a goes back to the top for a Moonsault, but Cody moves and then leaps to the top and hits the Cody Cutter! 1…2…NO Janela kicks out! Cody and Janela exchange strikes again in the center of the ring until Cody catches Janela with the CrossRhodes for the pin.
Winner: Cody via pinfall (CrossRhodes)
Nyla Rose vs. Kenzie Paige
A video package highlights Nyla Rose and her potential title challengers. Emphasis is placed on Britt Baker, Hikaru Shida and Penelope Ford.
Schiavone interviews Rose as she makes her entrance. Rose questions the video package that was played and says there is no question who the most dominant force in AEW. She tells Schiavone to shut up and get his ass over to the announce table and do his job, while she goes to the ring and does hers.
Rose attacks Paige at the bell and tosses her clear across the ring. Rose stomps on Paige’s face in the corner and then lifts her up just so she can hit a series of shoulder blocks. Paige sidesteps a charging Rose and then goes for a Sunset Flip but Rose blocks it and pulls her up by her throat and clotheslines her.
Ross says that Paige was trained by Tom Prichard and Ricky Morton. Rose hits a German Suplex and then goes to the top and connects with a Swanton Bomb. 1…2…NO Rose pulls Paige up and hits a Beast Bomb. She picks Paige up and hits a second Beast Bomb followed by a Sitout Beast Bomb for the pin.
Winner: Rose via pinfall (Beast Bomb)
MJF cuts a promo elsewhere and says he sees a bunch of “almost 30-year olds” claiming to be the “next big thing” and says that he is the ACTUAL “next big thing” and no one wants to admit it. MJF says even though he’s only been in the business for a cup of coffee people have started comparing him to legends because of insecurity.
MJF says that all of the wrestlers in AEW are insecure because they realize a 24-year old kid has taken their spot and he has more “it” in his pinky than most have in their entire body. MJF says he isn’t a kid, he isn’t Rock, he isn’t Flair because he is something that wrestling has never seen before. MJF says he can miss as many shows as he wants because he knows that when he does come back to work his spot is going to be right where he left it on the throne. Someone walks up and places a throne behind him. MJF says next week he sits back on his throne.
Promo: Shawn Spears
Shawn Spears blames Cody Rhodes for what happened to Dustin Rhodes last week – at the hands of Lance Archer – and says that he would do anything to protect his own brother but Cody didn’t do that. He says that Cody had the power to stop it all and asks why that is. He suggests that Cody didn’t stop Archer because he is selfish and thinks he is the only one that can carry on the Rhodes legacy.
Segment: MJF, Shawn Spears
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) May 7, 2020
Spears and MJF are ringside gambling once again as Wardlow looks on. MJF mocks all the guys that have been wrestling the last few weeks and says that everyone should be looking forward to finally seeing a real wrestler like him again next week. MJF applauds Spears for telling everyone who the real Cody Rhodes is. Schiavone announces that MJF will face Jungle Boy at Double or Nothing which sends MJF into a frenzy.
Frankie Kazarian vs. Jon Moxley
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) May 7, 2020
This is Kazarian’s first singles match in AEW and it’s also the first time these two have ever faced off against one another. This is actually just the second singles match that Kazarian has wrestled since January of 2019.
Kaz and Moxley lockup but come to a stalemate in the corner only for Kaz to take Moxley down and put him in a side headlock. Moxley tries to counter multiple times only for Kaz to take him down and hold onto the headlock. Moxley fights out finally and puts Kaz in a Top Wristlock. He forces Kaz down to the mat and then stomps on him.
Mox lays into Kaz with chops and slaps before putting him in a chinlock and then a Hammerlock. These two continue to chain wrestle for several minutes until it breaks down into a strike fest. Kaz cuts Mox off, though, and hits a Headlock Takeover and keeps the headlock on.
Moxley fights out and hits a Backbreaker for a nearfall. Mox goes back to a Chinlock and then he hits a series of Crossfaces followed by another Backbreaker for another nearfall. Kaz fights back with a series of forearms and then they exchange takedowns. Kaz hits an armdrag and then a Spinning Heel Kick.
Kaz goes right back to the headlock but a frustrated Moxley Back Suplexes Kaz over the top rope to the ramp where Kaz sells a knee injury.
Back from the break Moxley nails Kaz with a Flying Knee that sends him flying through the ropes to the floor. Moxley dives off the top with a Plancha attempt only to eat a Pump Kick in midair. Back in the ring, Kaz hits a Missile Dropkick followed by a Slingshot DDT for a nearfall.
Kaz goes for an Unprettier but Mox counters into a Release German Suplex. Moxley attempts another Suplex but Kaz blocks it and then leapfrogs him and hits a Backstabber! Kazarian connects with the Unprettier for a nearfall.
Kazarian and Moxley go back to strike exchanges until Moxley gains the advantage with a big headbutt. Kaz answers with a Shotgun Dropkick but Moxley comes right back with one of his own. Moxley attempts the Paradigm Shift but Kazarian rolls him up and locks in a crazy Lucha submission. Mox uses his free leg to kick the hell out of Kaz to break the hold.
Kaz backdrops Mox over the top and then hits a Guillotine Leg Drop as Mox went for a shoulder block through the ropes. Kazarian attempts to Suplex Mox back into the ring but Mox blocks it and goes for a Dragon Suplex. Kazarian blocks it and counters into a German Suplex.
Moxley and Kazarian exchange strikes again until Moxley sends Kaz’s head into the rafters with a big Lariat. Moxley attempts a Butterfly Suplex but Kaz counters into a rollup for a nearfall and then another nearfall followed by an Oklahoma Roll. Kazarian Snap Suplexes Moxley into the turnbuckles.
Kazarian goes to the top but Moxley climbs up with him and attempts a German Superplex only for Kaz to knock him off. Kaz dives off but Moxley sidesteps him and rolls him up and right into the Paradigm Shift for the pin!
Winner: Moxley via pinfall (Paradigm Shift)
In-Ring: Brodie Lee, Dark Order, Jon Moxley
The Dark Order hits the ring and attacks Moxley. SCU runs out to try and help but they get destroyed, too. Dark Order slams Daniels on the ramp and #10 hits a big Spinebuster on Scorpio Sky. Brodie Lee finally walks out and brains Daniels with a chair shot and then he hits a Spinning Lariat on Moxley.
Lee says that he is here to answer the bounty that Moxley put on his own head last week. He says there is no crowd to save him or energy to lift him up right now. Lee says this is the energy that he feels now as he points to the Dark Order members. Lee says he is not the same person that used to look eye-to-eye with Moxley in the past and he is a leader now.
Lee says that anyone of his Dark Order members will stand up and sacrifice themselves for him. He says that Moxley is the unfortunate soul to come into possession with something he wants as he looks down at the AEW Title. Lee says that he needs that title and he challenges Moxley to defend it against him. Lee says he doesn’t know if Moxley is a man or if he is just a scared fatherless boy from Cincinnati. He tells him to answer his challenge or they will make him.
Moxley says all he had to do was ask and then laughs at him as he crawls on the mat before Lee kicks him in the face. The rest of the members jump on Moxley again and beat him down.
Lee walked off with the title.
Promo: Brandi Rhodes
“I’m Brandi Rhodes. I am the Chief Brand Officer of All Elite Wrestling. And from now on, you will keep my name out of your dirty, old mouth.” – @TheBrandiRhodes
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) May 7, 2020
Earlier today Brandi Rhodes cut a promo to respond to some of the things that Lance Archer has done and what Jake Roberts has said. Rhodes says that their messages have been received and says she knows what their next plan will be. She says that she knows they are going to try to corner her in the ring to force Cody to run out and make the save for her. She says it isn’t 1992 anymore, though.
Brandi says that Jake may know her family and the people she does business with but he knows know her. She says that Roberts will keep her name out of his dirty old mouth from now on.
QT Marshall vs. Lance Archer
Jake Roberts is wearing a facemask to the ring. Archer destroys Jason Cade at ringside as he makes his entrance. Marshall attacks Archer as the match starts but then eats a series of nasty elbows. Marshall is able to sidestep a charging Archer causing him to crash down to the floor, but Archer then pulls Marshall out and Chokeslams him onto the ring apron.
Archer hits a modified Vader Bomb for a nearfall. Archer Big Boots Marshall out of the ring. Britt Baker hits Marshall with her shoe when he got too close to her, which pissed Brandi off. Brandi snatches her shoe away and throws it into the bleachers.
Marshall is able to come back with a Springboard Enziguri and then a Belly-to-Belly attempt only for Archer to block it. Marshall comes back with a Suplex and then climbs up top. Archer sidsesteps a diving Marshall and then hits him with a Pounce…PERIOD! Archer hits the Blackout but pulls Marshall up just so he can slam his head into the mat repeatedly like he did last week to Dustin before getting the pin.
Winner: Archer via pinfall
Baker attacks Brandi from behind and DDTS her on the floor. She rolls Brandi in the ring as Jake Roberts pulls out a big snake drops it on top of her. Schiavone mentions that the AEW locker rooms are a long way away meaning that Cody isn’t going to be able to make a save on her.
Backstage: Darby Allin
Taz tries to interview Darby Allin backstage but he refuses to talk and walks off.
Double or Nothing Card
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 7, 2020
Ross confirms Brodie Lee will challenge Moxley for the AEW Title at Double or Nothing.
MJF will face Jungle Boy.
Cody will face Lance Archer for the TNT Championship.
There will also be a Casino Ladder Match for a shot at the AEW World Title. Those details will be announced next week.
Brodie Lee will face Christopher Daniels next week along with MJF back in action. Also, Jurassic Express vs. The Best Friends, Chris Jericho vs. Pineapple Pete, MJF in action, Shida vs. Ford vs. Baker vs. Statlander, and an interview with Lance Archer and Jake Roberts.
Falls Count Anywhere Street Fight
Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara vs. Kenny Omega & Broken Matt Hardy
Hardy starts biting Guevara as he climbs in the ring and a big brawl breaks out. Jericho tosses Omega into the ring steps at ringside. In the ring, Hardy hits the BT Bomb (Avalanche Razor’s Edge Bomb) for a nearfall on Guevara. Omega dives off the back of Hardy onto Guevara in the corner.
Omega hits a Rolling Fireman’s Carry on Guevara and then dives off the top with a Moonsault right into the knees of Guevara. Jericho and Hardy brawl up the ramp and down the tunnel. Jericho runs back out and LeSexGods double team Omega.
Jericho and Guevara hit a Double Suplex on Omega and then pose in the ring to taunt Omega. Omega tries to fight them off but eats an elbow from Jericho and then the Lionsault. Hardy runs back out wearing old school Matt Hardy gear. He hits a Side Effect on Jericho.
Hardy hits a Side Effect on Guevara for a nearfall. Hardy hits the Twist of Fate on Jericho for another nearfall. Guevara hits a Spin Kick sending Hardy to the floor but misses one on Omega and eats a Snap Dragon. Jericho hits Omega with his bat and then Guevara dives off the top with a Shooting Star Press only for Omega to get his knees up.
Hardy runs in and tosses Jericho to the floor and then hits the Twist of Fate on Guevara. Omega hits the V-Trigger on Guevara! Hardy pulls out a ladder and Omega pulls out a table. Omega lays Guevara out on the table as Hardy climbs up the ladder. Hardy hits a Splash off the ladder sending Guevara through the table! 1…2…NO Hager pulls the referee out. Omega hits a Plancha on Hager but Hager catches him in midair and slams him on the apron.
During the break the brawl went up into the stands and then backstage. Hardy stuffs Jericho into an ice machine but then eats a big 20-pound back of ice from Jericho. Hager and Jericho stuff Hardy in the ice machine and close the door. Omega runs over and takes them out with a trashcan.
Guevara finally gets back in it and tosses Omega into a bunch of trashcans and then an ATM. Omega tosses Guevara into a wall and then Buckle Bombs him into a garage door! Hager eats a V-Trigger from Omega and then Omega tosses him into a bunch of barricades only for Jericho to come running in with a big rolling crate to slam Omega with.
Jericho Suplexes Omega onto a barricade but Omega comes back and actually breaks a sign over Omega’s head. Hardy emerges from the ice machine in Broken Matt gear. Matt jumps in a golf cart and hits Jericho with it!
Jericho and Omega jump in the cart and run over Guevara. Guevara took a damn wicked bump on that one. They lay Jericho out on a couple of tables and Omega goes up in the air on a scissor lift. Hager runs over makes the save on Hardy but Omega still hits an Asai Moonsault off the lift onto Hardy, Hager and Jericho! Omega goes for the One Winged Angel but PNP run over and make the save.
Inner Circle beats Omega and Hardy down. They hit the Triple Bomb on Hardy through the tables! Jericho Powerbombs Omega onto the roof of the golf cart and then he hits the Judas Effect for the pin!
Winners: Le Sex Gods via pinfall (Judas Effect)