June 17, 2020
Jacksonville, Florida (Daily’s Place)
Commentary: Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Tony Schiavone
Results by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- AEW World Tag Team Championship: Kenny Omega & Hangman Adam Page (c) defeated The Natural Nightmares (Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall) via Last Call on Marshall
- Abadon defeated Anna Jay via hurricanrana driver
- MJF defeated Billy Gunn via punch with Dynamite Diamond Ring
- AEW TNT Championship: Cody (c) defeated Ricky Starks via Cross Rhodes
- The Young Bucks defeated The Superbad Squad (Kip Sabian & Jimmy Havoc) via double V-Triggers on Sabian
- AEW Tag Team #1 Contenders Match: Best Friends defeated Le Sex Gods (Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara) via Dudebuster by Trent on Guevara
AEW World Tag Team Championship
Kenny Omega & Hangman Adam Page (c) vs. The Natural Nightmares (Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall)
This one gets boxing style championship intros from Justin Roberts. Allie is not at ringside with her new boyfriend QT Marshall. Rhodes and Omega kick things off with some nice chain wrestling that ends with Omega going straight for the One Winged Angel. Rhodes blocks it and elbows Omega sending him reeling into the corner.
Rhodes charges at Omega but Omega leapfrogs him and connects with a Hurricanrana. Rhodes knees Omega and hits a Diving Rana off the top and goes for the CrossRhodes but Omega escapes. Following that stalemate, Page and Marshall both tag in and begin their own series of chain wrestling.
A replay shows that Omega’s knee caught Rhodes flush on the head when he went up for the leapfrog. Marshall catches Page with a nice Sting-like Dropkick but Page answers with a Cowboy Kick. Omega tags in and hits a Springboard Polish Hammer to the ribs of Marshall as Page held him in place.
Omega goes for a Cross Body but Marshall catches him and counters into a Suplex before tagging Dustin back into the match. Rhodes hits a Back Suplex and then a Knee Drop. Tony Schiavone says that Dr. Britt Baker has told her that she is going to self isolate herself “because of all of that… you know.”
Rhodes and Marshall work Omega over in their corner with a number of quick tags. Omega is able to get some separation with a Leg Lariat before making the tag to Page. Page hits a big Rebound Lariat on Marshall. Page hits a Fall Away Slam and then a Slingshot Plancha onto Rhodes on the floor. Page hits a Sliding Lariat on Marshall in the ring for a nearfall.
Omega tags in and hits a Rolling Fireman’s Carry followed by a Diving Moonsault for a nearfall on Marshall. Omega tags Page and he hits another Cowboy Kick, but Marshall comes back with a Back Handspring into an Enziguri. Omega and Rhodes tag back in and Rhodes hits a series of clotheslines and an Uppercut.
Rhodes hits an Atomic Drop on Omega and then a Bulldog before connecting with a Snap Powerslam and then one for Page, as well. Rhodes goes up top and hits a beautiful Tumbleweed onto both Page and Omega. Rhodes tosses Omega to the floor and then follows up by throwing Page out with him. Rhodes hits a Somersault Senton onto both Page and Omega and as Omega is getting up Marshall hits the QT Special on him!
Back in the ring, Marshall hits a Diving Uppercut on Omega and then goes for the Diamond Cutter but Omega counters into the Snap Dragon. Rhodes comes in and hits Omega with the American Destroyer but eats a Lariat from Page. Page goes for a slam on Marshall but eats the Diamond Cutter! All four men are down as Allie walks onto the stage and tries to inspire QT.
Marshall climbs up to and attempts a Diving Moonsault but Omega rolls out of the way. Page tags in and the champs toss each other into elbows on Marshall in the corner. Page hits a Roaring Elbow and then tosses Marshall into an Assisted German Suplex from Omega for a nearfall. Rhodes broke up that pin attempt.
Page hits a Powerbomb on Marshall and then Omega hits the V-Trigger as Page hits a Plancha onto Rhodes on the floor. Omega gets another nearfall on Marshall. Omega and Page hit the Last Call for the pin on Marshall.
Winners: Page & Omega via pinfall (Last Call)
Anna Jay vs. Abadon
A vignette for Anna Jay airs with her talking about her love for wrestling. She says as soon as she signed with AEW she realized that she has to work even harder. She says that her biggest aspect is putting on a show and entertaining people, which is why she calls herself the “star of the show.”
Abadon has an insane, creepy look and a very unique entrance. Their running results from AEW Dark on a ticker at the bottom of the screen, which is a nice touch. Abadon attacks Jay at the bell and goes nuts on her. Abadon hits a Rana Driver for the quick pin.
Winner: Abadon via pinfall (Abadon)
In-Ring: The Dark Order, Colt Cabana, Anna Jay
The Dark Order comes down to ringside and Evil Uno hands Colt Cabana an envelope. Cabana opens it and stares up at Brodie Lee. The Dark Order also help Anna Jay out of the ring and Brodie offers her his hand, which she accepts.
MJF vs. Billy Gunn
Gunn hits a Hip Toss to start things off but MJF pokes him in the eyes and then ducks a Big Boot attempt only for Gunn to shove him and connect with one for a nearfall. MJF retreats up the ramp but Gunn follows him and drags him back to the ring.
MJF attempts to catch Gunn with a Jawbreaker onto the top rope but Gunn blocks it and goes for the Fameasser. MJF moves and hits a series of chop blocks to Gunn’s knee. MJF immediately goes on the attack on that knee with a series of knee strikes and cannonballs onto it.
MJF continues to work on Gunn’s knee until Gunn starts to get going again with a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker as MJF came off the ropes. Gunn goes for the Fameasser again but again MJF moves out of the way and Gunn sells the knee. He attempts a Splash but MJF moves and Gunn’s knee crashes inot the turnbuckles and MJF puts him in a Reverse Figure Four.
After MJF uses the ropes for leverage the referee makes him break it and he gets in her face. MJF goes for a Fameasser of his own but Gunn blocks it and connects with the Fameasser. Wardlow distracts the referee but eats a right hand from Gunn. Wardlow tosses MJF the AEW ring and then hits one of Gunn’s sons. Gunn goes to the outside and throws Wardlow into the barricade. AEW nails Gunn with the loaded punch as he gets back in the ring and gets the pin.
Winner: MJF via pinfall (loaded punch)
In-Ring: MJF, Wardlow, Jurassic Express
Jungle Boy gets in MJF’s face after the match and a big brawl erupts between MJF and Wardlow and the Jurassic Express. The roster breaks them up.
Backstage: Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) June 18, 2020
Jericho and Guevara cut a promo backstage about being blood brothers and how they have each other’s backs.
Segment: Britt Baker, Big Swole
Schiavone announces that Hikaru Shida will defend her title against Penelope Ford at Fyter Fest.
Britt Baker gets pissed off and screams that she is a conspiracy victim and she and Tony are now in a “friendship timeout” for announcing that. Baker tells Rebel to drive her away but it’s revealed Big Swole is actually in the golf cart and drives her away.
On Twitter, AEW has announced that Abadon has officially signed with the promotion.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 18, 2020
AEW TNT Championship
Cody (c) vs. Ricky Starks
Cody says that he found himself all alone last week after getting jumped and wonders if he’s even in The Elite anymore or if the Nightmare Family even a family anymore. “Kind of makes you wonder,” Cody says. Arn Anderson announces that Cody’s next opponent as former NWA Champion Ricky Starks.
In a vignette Starks talks about his career and about how he’s come from sleeping in his car and having nothing to being a true star. He says he’s the hottest free agent in wrestling and he’s here to prove himself.
Starks is most known for his run in Billy Corgan’s NWA but he has wrestled all over the world. This is actually my very first time seeing a full match from him. Jake Hager is shown watching backstage. Cody and Starks mat wrestle early on but it turns into a brawl quickly. Rhodes gets the advantage with a Dropkick and then he hangs Starks up in the ropes and kicks him in the ribs.
Starks rolls to the floor and eats a Tope Suicida from Cody. In the ring, Cody hits the ropes but Starks moves out of the way sending Cody crashing HARD ribs-first into the middle rope in a spot that looked absolutely brutal. Starks hits a Guillotine Leg Drop on Cody on the apron for a nearfall.
Starks chokes Cody in the ropes and then sets up for a Guillotine but Arn pulls Cody off the ropes. Starks stares Arn down and connects with a Springboard Tornado DDT on Cody for another nearfall. Starks puts Cody in a Chinlock and then elbows him in the head. Cody catches a charging Starks with a Snap Powerslam for a nearfall.
Cody pulls his weight belt off but stops himself from hitting Starks and throws it into the crowd. Cody goes for the CrossRhodes but Starks blocks it only for Cody to connect with a Front Suplex for another nearfall instead. Cody goes to the top but Starks cuts him off and climbs up with Cody. Starks hits a Superplex but immediately starts grabbing his neck when they land.
Starks hits a Flying Cross Body that sends both men flying over the top rope to the floor. Back in the ring, Starks and Cody exchange right hands and Cody attempts the Disaster Kick but Starks ducks and nails him with a Spear for another nearfall. Cody sweeps Starks’ legs and rolls him up for a nearfall. Both men exchange some nice counters and nearfalls until Cody connects with the CrossRhodes for the pin.
Winner & STILL TNT Champ: Cody via pinfall (Cross Rhodes)
The Young Bucks vs. The Superbad Squad (Kip Sabian & Jimmy Havoc)
The referee pats Havoc down before the match and discovers a pair of pliers on his person. Some bad weather knocks out my Dish at such an opportune time. When my signal comes back Butcher and Blade start to go after The Bucks when FTR come out and back them down.
Sabian and Havoc work over Matt Jackson in their corner with double team moves. They hit a series of Sliding Dropkicks in the corner and then Sabian catapults Matt into an eye poke from Havoc for a nearfall. Sabian attempts a Springboard Frankensteiner off the top but Matt blocks it and hits a Super Bomb off the top.
Nick Jackson gets the hot tag and connects with a series of kicks on both Sabian and Havoc. He hits a Bulldog/Clothesline on them and then as Havoc rolls to the ramp, Jackson hits as Slingshot X-Factor and rolls back into a Flying Back Elbow on Sabian in the ring. Jackson hits a Double Spring Plancha onto Havoc on the ramp and then climbs back in the ring and locks Sabian in the Sharpshooter.
Sabian crawls to the ropes but eats a Flying Elbow Drop from Matt. Havoc grabs a mallet but the referee stop shim only for Ford to roll in and hit Nick with a sign. Havoc tags in and hits a Fisherman’s DDT for a nearfall. Matt breaks up the pin attempt but Sabian tags back in and the heels hit an Assisted Diving Tornado DDT for another nearfall.
Sabian goes to the top for a Ghetto Stomp but Nick moves and hits a Superkick before tagging Mat. Matt hits the Locomotion Northern Light’s Suplex on Havoc and then Catapults Havoc into an Enziguri from Nick. The Bucks hit Risky Business on Havoc for a nearfall. Nick tags back in and The Bucks set up for the Meltzer Driver but FTR and Butcher and Blade coming face-to-face distracts Matt. Havoc rolls Nick up for a nearfall.
Sabian tags in and hits the Ghetto Stomp but Matt breaks up his pin attempt. Havoc tosses Matt to the floor but Nick shoves Havoc into Sabian. Matt hits a Double Northern Lights Suplex on the heels. The Bucks connect with a Superkick Party and then a Double V-Trigger for the pin.
Winners: Young Bucks via pinfall (Double V-Trigger)
In-Ring: The Young Bucks, Superbad Squad, FTR, The Butcher & The Blade
Butcher and Blade attack The Bucks after the match and FTR jumps in and attacks them. The Bucks hit Double Mind Breakers on Jimmy Havoc and Blade at the same time and then stare each other down.
Promo: Taz, Brian Cage
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) June 18, 2020
Earlier today, Taz says that he was hanging out with Brian Cage last week when they heard Jon Moxley running his mouth. Taz calls Moxley a “rotten son of a bitch” and says that Moxley calls himself a “miserable person” but Taz “took that gimmick” decades ago. Cage says that Moxley brought what is going to happen to him on himself. He says that he wishes Fyter Fest right now and he says he doesn’t know what he wants more, to drop Moxley on his head or take his title.
Promo: Jon Moxley
Jon Moxley cuts a promo about his match with Cage at Fyter Fest. Mox says he is the judge, jury and executioner of AEW and he has “bad demons” inside him and the only thing that keeps them at bay is hurting people in the ring. Mox says “Brian Cage beat me if you can, survive… if you are a miserable enough son of a bitch to swim in the deep water I’m about to drag you in.”
Sammy Guevara vs. Matt Hardy is announced for next week along with Brodie Lee & Colt Cabana against Joey Janela and Sonny Kiss. Also, Wardlow faces Luchasaurus in a Lumberjack Match and Mox is in action.
Segment: Britt Baker, Rebel
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 18, 2020
Rebel is looking for Britt Baker backstage and she finds her in a dumpster almost puking. Baker fires Rebel but when Rebel says, “you mean I’m free?” and starts to walk away Baker changes her mind and says she is rehired and freaks out on her more. Baker screams at Rebel to text Schiavone to come help her. Baker says that Big Swole will pay for this and she will sue her and make sure she will never forget the day she kidnapped her.
AEW Tag Team #1 Contenders Match
Le Sex Gods (Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara) vs. Best Friends
“Broken” Matt Hardy comes down for some guest commentary. This should be interesting.
The Best Friends’ title shot at Fyter Fest is on the line here. All four guys go at it as the match begins. Taylor hits a Spear on Guevara on the outside and then tosses him back in the ring where Taylor hits a Sliced Bread for a nearfall.
Jericho tags Guevara and eats a series of strikes from Taylor. Taylor whips Jericho into the corner and then runs into an elbow from Jericho followed by a Missile Dropkick for a nearfall. Jericho chokes Taylor in the ropes and tags Guevara back into the match. Guevara backflips over a charging Taylor and then hits a Dropkick. Guevara puts Taylor in a headlock before tagging Jericho back in.
Jericho hits a Snap Suplex and then a Knee Drop.
Jericho Suplexes Trent onto the top rope for a nearfall. Le Sex Gods hit a Double Dropkick but Best Friends comes back. Taylor hits a Falcon Arrow on Sammy for a nearfall. Taylor goes to the top for a Moonsault but Guevara moves. Taylor lands on his feet and nails Sammy with a Powerbomb for a nearfall.
Taylor picks Sammy up but eats a Jawbreaker. Taylor tags Trent and Best Friends hit the Sole Food/Half-n-Half and then they hug. Jericho nails Trent with a Forearm Smash but Taylor hits a Knee Strike followed by a Flying Knee from Trent. Trent goes for the Tornado DDT in the corner but Jericho blocks it and counters into the Walls of Jericho. Sammy hits a Fosburry Flop onto Taylor on the outside.
Trent reaches the ropes to break the hold but Jericho thinks he tapped. Jericho and Trent collide into each other with clotheslines. Sammy tags in and hits a Sliding Superkick on Trent. Sammy goes to the top but Trent sweeps his legs out from under him. Trent goes up top for a Superplex, but Sammy blocks it. Taylor comes in and lifts Trent up onto his shoulders and Trent hits a Superplex off Taylor’s shoulders for a nearfall.
Taylor tosses Jericho to the floor and Trent goes for a German Suplex but Sammy rolls him up for a nearfall. Taylor tosses Jericho into the barricade on the outside and then grabs a chair but the referee pulls it away from him. Jericho tosses Taylor into the crowd as Sammy hits Trent with the bat. Guevara hits the Shooting Star Press! 1…2…NO Trent kicks out!
Sammy goes for the GTH but Trent blocks it and Sammy runs into a camera man on the apron. Trent hits the Dudebuster for the pin!
Winners: Best Friends via pinfall (Dudebuster)
A camera man at ringside takes off his mask revealing it to be OC. OC goes after Jericho and hits him with a Superman Punch!