AEW arrives in Huntsville!
Alabama is in for a rather vicious night of action. Cody takes ten leather lashes from MJF in order to get a match at AEW Revolution!
- Jon Moxley VS Ortiz w/ Santana; Moxley wins.
- SoCal Uncensored VS Best Friends; SCU wins.
- Britt Baker VS Yuka Sakazaki; Sakazaki wins.
- 8 Man Tag: The Elite VS The Lucha Brothers, The Butcher & The Blade w/ Bunny; The Lucha Brothers, The Butcher & The Blade win.
- Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford VS Joey Janela; Sabian wins.
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Last time on AEW Dynamite…
Le Champion, Chris Jericho, told Jon Moxley that he got the spike to the eye because he foolishly refused the Inner Circle’s offer. Moxley isn’t sure what kind of man Jericho thinks he is, but Moxley knows what he sees looking at Jericho: “An insecure egomaniac.” Jericho and Moxley will battle at AEW Revolution, but will Moxley take the title away from Y2J?
Meanwhile, the well-laid plans of Maxwell Jacob Friedman are going up in spoke as his well paid mercenaries failed to put away The Young Bucks in a match. Kenny Omega and Hangman Page would come to the rescue afterward, and now things are escalating! Plus, Cody was badder than Superbad with not one, not two but three Cross Rhodes to Kip Sabian! Will MJF reconsider his vendetta with The Elite? Or can he even things out with the ten lashes of leather?
Jon Moxley VS Ortiz w/ Santana!
Speaking of the Maniac, he has a much better eye patch this week as he prepares to face the Puerto Rican pitbull! Will Moxley build momentum on the way to Chicago’s world championship match?
But before the bell rings, Chris Jericho appears! Of course, he has Sammy Guevara and Jake Hager with him so the entire Inner Circle is present. Jericho, Sammy and Hager go to commentary as fans finish singing the theme song. The bell rings and Moxley is wary of Santana lurking. Ortiz swings but Moxley gives counter punches and forearms. Fans are on Moxley’s side as Ortiz whips, and Moxley leaping lariats Ortiz down! Ortiz goes out to regroup with Santana but Moxley comes out and gets a chair! Ortiz runs away but Moxley backs Santana off. Moxley gets in and blocks the kick to throw Ortiz down!
Moxley drives elbows and knees into Ortiz then runs. Ortiz grabs the ref and Santana swipes at Moxley! Then Ortiz enziguris and DDT’s Moxley! Running plan splash! Cover, TWO! Ortiz drags Moxley up to throw out of the ring. Santana taunts Moxley but stays back. Ortiz goes out and whips Moxley into railings! “We’re the best! We’re the best!” Ortiz whips Moxley into steel steps, the bad eye first! Fans boo but Proud ‘n’ Powerful soak up the heat. Moxley gets up as Ortiz bows in the ring. Moxley manages to get in the ring but the gloves are coming off. Ortiz stomps Moxley in the corner then scrapes his foot off Moxley’s face. The ref backs Ortiz off, but Ortiz claws Moxley’s back! Rawr!
Ortiz drags Moxley into a camel clutch and he claws at Moxley’s face. The ref reprimands but Ortiz just grinds a forearm in Moxley’s face instead. The fans rally up and Moxley fights out of the hold. Moxley has Ortiz as a backpack and powers him back into buckles! Both men flounder and fall and Moxley throws forearms. Moxley runs but Ortiz blocks the clothesline for a POP-UP BOMB! Cover, TWO! Ortiz keeps his cool as he chokes Moxley on the ropes. The ref counts and Ortiz lets up. Fans are even louder for Moxley as Ortiz pie faces him. Ortiz runs but into a takedown, and Moxley gets a Figure Four! Fans cheer as Ortiz endures the hold! Santana shouts as Ortiz falls down. That’s a cover, TWO!
Ortiz pokes Moxley in his good eye! Moxley lets go of the hold and gets to ropes and fans boo harder. Ortiz runs in but is sent out! Santana helps Ortiz up but Moxley builds speed to DIVE! Moxley gets Santana but then Ortiz is on him. Only for Moxley to send Ortiz flying into the crowd! Fans are fired up for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” as Moxley drags Ortiz back to ringside. They return to the ring and Moxley runs in at the corner for a big corner clothesline. Moxley keeps going but Ortiz mule kicks, only to run into a SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Jericho regrets bringing Moxley to AEW, he should’ve let Moxley languish. This is what happens when you’re nice to someone!
Moxley drags Ortiz up but Ortiz claws Moxley’s chest! Moxley throws forearms but Ortiz keeps clawing at him! So Moxley waistlocks, only for Ortiz to elbow out. Ortiz dumps Moxley out then runs, to DIVE! Direct hit with the cannonball tope! Ortiz drags Moxley up and into the ring. Ortiz goes up top and leaps for the splash! Cover, TWO!! Moxley lives but Ortiz drags Moxley up, Fisherman Suplex! Bridging cover, TWO! Santana shouts for Ortiz to stay on Moxley, and Ortiz rains down hands. Ortiz climbs up top again and Moxley stands. Ortiz leaps, but Moxley kicks the ax handles away! Moxley double underhooks, Ortiz slips out but Moxley LARIATS him down! Fans fire up as both men are down!
Santana gets on the apron but the ref shouts at him. Ortiz runs in but Moxley sends him into Santana! Ortiz turns around to get spun around, PARADIGM SHIFT! Cover, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall
The Maniac has one good eye but it’s locked onto Jericho and the AEW World Championship. Jericho says Moxley is “going down town to China Town,” and Santana clobbers Moxley from behind! The Inner Circle still wants to beat down Moxley, but Moxley gives Santana PARADIGM SHIFT outta nowhere! The fans are thunderous as Moxley brings out the keys to the Ford GT! Moxley dares Jericho to come get them. Because he’s about to use them as a weapon! Eye for an eye as he drags Santana up! Sammy and Hager hurry, but they’re too late as Moxley JAMS the key into Santana’s eye!! Moxley mocks the Inner Circle’s pain, but he is clearly in the driver’s seat. Will Moxley run Jericho over at Revolution?
SoCal Uncensored VS Best Friends!
Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky lost their AEW World Tag Team Championships at sea, but they want to get back up and try again! As for Chuckie T and Trent, they just got back to an even record. Can they break the tie in their favor?
AEW is picture in picture as Orange Cassidy loungers on the apron. Trent hands him his jacket and Cassidy puts it on. Cassidy then wants to add Chuckie’s vest, so the Kentucky Gentleman obliges. The Sloth has triple layers now, and looks good in it. AEW returns to single picture as SCU make their entrance. Conspicuous by his absences is Christopher Daniels, perhaps he is keeping out of sight given The Dark Order’s intentions towards him. But Fallen Angel aside, the teams sort out and it’s Kaz and Trent to start.
Fans cheer for “S C U! S C U!” as the bell rings. Kaz and Trent tie up and they go to ropes. They move around and the ref calls for the break. Kaz lets up and we have a clean break. Trent and Kaz go again, Kaz headlocks to the takeover but Trent headscissors back. Kaz pops out and Trent CHOPS him! Kaz ducks the next chop to get the headlock takeover back. Trent fights his way up, fights and back suplexes but Kaz lands on his feet. Kaz CHOPS Trent but Trent CHOPS back! We have a CHOP fight! Kaz throws a haymaker to rock Trent to then run. Things speed up, Trent meteoras Kaz down!
Trent tags in Chuckie and Best Friends double whip Kaz. They double elbow, shake hands and drop elbows. Fans fire up as Trent flexes and Chuckie scoops. Kaz slips out, tag to Scorpio! Scorpio and Chuckie circle. Scorpio wrenches and rams shoulders into Chuckie. Chuckie wrenches back to a hammerlock then he spins Scorpio around to a high wristlock. Scorpio uses ropes to flip through and wrench back for an armlock. Chuckie brings Scorpio down to headlock but Scorpio powers out. Chuckie runs Scorpio over with a shoulder and double guns on him. Fans cheer but Scorpio kips right up! Chuckie kicks and whips but Scorpio reverses, only to run into Chuckie’s elbow. Chuckie brushes himself off to go up and moonsault! But he lands on his feet as Scorpio gets clear! Scorpio mule kicks, front kicks and whips to dropkick Chuckie down!
Fans cheer as Kaz tags in and SCU double whip. They double shoulder Chuckie down then Kaz covers, TWO! Kaz clamps on with a chinlock but Chuckie powers Kaz to the corner. Tag to Trent and he sucker punches Scorpio! Chuckie whips Kaz then whips Trent, but Kaz BOOTS Trent! Kaz dodges Chuckie to sucker Trent in for a guillotine leg drop! Kaz goes after Chuckie, but he gets standing Sliced Bread! Scorpio returns to kick and slingshot, for a CUTTER! Chuckie bails out so Scorpio goes after Trent, sending him into railing! But Trent SPEARS right back! Kaz gets Trent in a waistlock but Trent fights out. Trent swings, but into the GERMAN! Chuckie BLOCKBUSTERS Kaz! All four men are down, but Cassidy walks in to join them! The Sloth lounges as AEW goes picture in picture.
The Best Friends sit up and Chuckie tells Cassidy to stop goofing off. Best Friends then put Kaz in the ring and Trent puts Kaz in a corner. Trent CHOPS Kaz then throws big forearms. Tag to Chuckie, but Kaz hits back! Kaz and Chuckie brawl back and forth with haymakers, but Kaz gets the edge. Kaz whips, Chuckie stops the back drop to suplex. But Kaz blocks, and now we have a fight over suplex control! Chuckie gets Kaz up but Kaz gets Chuckie up, and repeat. In the end, Chuckie hits the FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO! Chuckie is furious, “No one kicks out of the Falcon Arrow!” He tags in Trent and then scoop slams Kaz by the ropes. Trent slingshots for the elbow drop! Cover, TWO!
AEW returns to single picture as Trent goes to a corner. Kaz denies the tornado DDT but he runs into an elbow. Trent Trust Falls into a Backstabber! Tag to Scorpio and he blasts Chuckie down! Then he STOMPS Trent down! Fans fire up as Scorpio tags Kaz back in. Scorpio gives Kaz the boost for the TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Trent still lives but Kaz keeps his focus. “This is Awesome!” as Kaz stalks Trent to a corner. Kaz whips corner to corner, Trent tumbles up and then down, but to the mat. The ref checks on Trent but Kaz brings Trent up. Kaz whips corner to corner but Chuckie blocks Trent from the pad! Trent CLOBBERS Kaz in return! Scorpio runs in but is sent into the Sexy Chuckie Knee! Trent adds the PSYCHO KNEE!
Trent has Kaz and Chuckie joins in, SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! Fans fire up as the Best Friends HUG! Kaz flounders up and Trent drags him over. Chuckie climbs but Scorpio yanks him down! Scorpio BOOTS Trent and Kaz uses that for the Sunset Bomb! Cover, SCU wins!
Winner: SoCal Uncensored, by pinfall
But wait, the Dark Order’s Beaver Boys attack!? Evil Uno did promise they’d target all those Christopher Daniels holds dear, and that starts with Kaz and Scorpio! Best Friends try to help but they get caught up in the Creeper horde! Stu Grayson helps the creepers stomp them all down as Evil Uno takes his time walking out to the ring. The Dark Order clears the ring jut in time for Uno to join his henchmen. But wait! Orange Cassidy gets in the ring!? The Sloth stands up to the Dark Order, but Uno has his men stand back. Uno offers Cassidy a green Creeper mask. Fans chant “NO! NO!” Cassidy holds out his hands, to put them in his pockets!
But then Grayson tackles Cassidy down! The Creepers stomp away on Cassidy but Daniels rushes the ring! Daniels wants to fight, but the Dark Order doesn’t. After all, they want Daniels to #JoinDarkOrder, per the desires of their Exalted One. Daniels is confused but still just as furious. What will it take to stop the Dark Order’s influence from spreading?
MJF explains to AEW fans the meaning behind the ten lashes.
This is happening to Cody for a special reason. As a wise man once said, “If you’re a walk-behinder, the view never changes.” MJF refuses to follow someone else. He promises to put all of his power into every lash. Each strike will represent Cody’s empty promises. MJF is also confident Cody won’t even make it to ten.
Taz speaks on the lashing.
The ECW legend knows it will be unpleasant, uncomfortable. MJF is taking this too far, and this is coming from Taz. But it does validate how badly Cody wants after MJF, for him to willingly submit to the strikes. Will Cody survive to then continue towards Revolution?
Britt Baker VS Yuka Sakazaki!
The Dentist has recently bared her fangs in regards to anyone and everyone around her. But can she defeat Wrestling Magical Girl to then go after the Wrestling Idol’s AEW Women’s World Championship?
AEW returns as Yuka makes her entrance. She hasn’t been seen since Fyter Fest last year, will her Dynamite debut be a success?
The bell rings and Baker circles with Yuka. They tie up, Baker wrenches to a wristlock, but Yuka uses the ropes to flip through. Yuka reverses to wristlock Baker back, and fans cheer. Baker breaks free to ROCK Yuka with a right! Baker puts Yuka in a corner and climbs up to grind Yuka into the buckles! The ref counts and Baker backs off to then scowl and choke Yuka again! The ref backs Baker off but then Baker boot washes Yuka! Cover, TWO! Baker is already annoyed and she clubs away on Yuka. But Yuka fires back! Yuka runs and huricanranas Baker into ropes! Fans fire up as Yuka is up top fast, for a seated senton!
Baker flounders and bails out, but Yuka goes up again, to springboard crossbody! The Mahou Shoujo Splash hits Baker down at the ramp! Yuka puts Baker in as fans fire up. Yuka cravats and snapmares Baker then runs to sliding lariat! Cover, TWO! Yuka keeps on Baker but Baker clubs back. Baker spins out to ROCK Yuka again. Yuka returns to fire elbows from both sides, then a rolling elbow. Yuka runs into a SUPERKICK! Baker hits a swinging neckbreaker, covers, TWO! Yuka survives but Baker clamps on! Rings of Saturn but Yuka resists, so Baker pulls hair! The ref calls for a break and Yuka gets loose to roll to a ghost pin! Yuka wins!!
Winner: Yuka Sakazaki, by pinfall
The ghost pin becomes the Mahou Shoujo Pin as Yuka gets the win! Baker is shocked but that’s why it’s called an “upset!” Yuka upsets the #4 ranked woman but Baker is throwing a tantrum! Baker tips the timekeeper’s area over and has the ring bell! She SMASHES Yuka from behind!! Fans boo as Baker goes to finish Yuka off! The ref snatches the bell away so Baker just chokes Yuka on ropes, and makes her bite it! Baker STOMPS Yuka in! Fans shout “Britt, You Suck!” but Baker no longer cares what fans think. Yuka clutches her jaw, and there’s some blood! Are her teeth falling out!? The Dentist isn’t done, either! Rings of Saturn, and LOCKJAW! The ref shouts at Baker but Baker keeps pulling, even with the blood coming out!
Baker finally lets Yuka go, and the ref finally gets to check on Yuka’s mouth. Baker laughs, delighting in her new level of savagery. Will Baker do the same thing to every woman she faces until she gets her shot at Riho?
8 Man Tag: The Elite VS The Lucha Brothers, The Butcher & The Blade w/ Bunny!
The Young Bucks team up with Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page to take the fight back to MJF’s mercenaries! But to keep things even, Braxton Sutter, Andy Williams and Allie enlisted the help of a dynamic duo The Elite know full well. Will Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix be the keys to defeating the Jackson boys and the new AEW World Tag Team Champions?
As has been Hangman’s behavior as of late, he doesn’t want to be palling around with the Bucks. He gets in the ring first while the Elite OG take their time with their entrance. There is tension right away while the teams sort out. Fans cheer for “The! Elite! The the Elite!” as Hangman starts with The Blade. Hangman runs but Blade dodges the boot to chop. Hangman CHOPS back! And again, and again, and again! Hangman whips Blade to then BOOT him down! He puts Blade in the corner and tags in Omega! The tag champs double whip Blade to ropes then double kick to kick and rally with a boot and KOTARO KRUSHER! Cover, TWO, but Omega stays close.
Omega wrenches Blade and tags in Matt Jackson. Matt drops ax handles then tags in Nick. Nick goes up to do the same, then wrenches to tag to Omega. Hangman seems annoyed, he thought he was getting his turn. Omega throws ax handles on Blade then wrenches him again. This time, Hangman doesn’t even bother being near the corner as Nick tags back in. Nick climbs up again to dumdum stomp! Fenix runs in but get a dropkick! Pentagon gets a dropkick, too! Blade gets double dropkicks! Butcher gets in but Hangman forearms him first! Omega springboards but the Butcher gets under. Butcher turns around into TRIPLE dropkicks! Then with Butcher, Blade and Lucha Bros on the outside, TRIPLE PESCADO! Triple direct hits and fans are fired up for The Elite! Except for Hangman.
Blade and Butcher rush in and that gets Hangman to get in. Bunny shouts at Omega as Fenix throws Hangman out. Omega is sent out with him, as are the Bucks. Fenix goes up, up and AWAY! Fenix bowls The Elite over by himself as AEW goes picture in picture!
While Fenix swaggers away from the Elite, Omega and Hangman sit up first, followed by the Bucks. The Elite regroups but Blade grabs Nick first. Fenix and the Butcher club the others down while Blade isolates Nick in the corner. Blade stomps away then throws Nick out. Bunny digs her claws in while the ref is distracted! Fenix makes sure the camera sees him club Matt down while Blade brings Nick backup. Back suplex! Cover, TWO! Blade drags Nick up to whip into the corner, and tags in Butcher.
The mercs mug Nick with some help from Fenix, and Butcher CHOPS away. Butcher stomps Nick in a corner then throws a big right hand! Butcher brings Nick back and tags in Blade. Fenix holds Nick in place as the mercs mug Nick more, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns as Blade scoop slams Nick down at the ropes. But Blade misses his elbow drop, and Nick trips up Butcher! Fenix hits Nick then goes to bump him off the apron, but Nick blocks that to ROUNDHOUSE back! But Pentagon runs in, only to get a CHOP! Nick uses the apron to go up and then leaps to throw both Lucha Bros into barriers! Nick hurries into the ring and shoulders Blade away. Slingshot facebuster, then handspring moonsault onto Pentagon! Fans fire up for Nick as he crawls for The Elite’s corner. Blade also crawls, hot tag to Matt and Fenix! Fenix leaps but into Matt’s arms! Matt hits a Northern Lights suplex! And starts the Polar Express of endless suplexes!
Pentagon runs in but he gets added on, for a DOUBLE Northern Lights! Fans are thunderous as Matt is all fired up. Matt tags Omega and Omega hops up. Matt fireman’s carries but Fenix slips out. Fenix elbows Matt back then hops up. Omega runs in but get a boot. Fenix brings Omega over and uses him as a step to leap and arm-drag Matt! Omega runs in but is sent into the post! Pentagon slingshots to BACKSTABBER! Fenix has Matt for a Gory Especial, and then drags Omega into things. Pentagon is up top, leaps, DOUBLE STOMP LEG DROP GORY BOMB!! An incredible fusion of moves and fans are fired up again!
Fenix rains down rights on Omega then tags in Butcher. Butcher clubs Omega but Omega elbows back. Butcher puts Omega in a corner to stomp away. Tag to Blade and Butcher CHOPS Omega. Butcher gives Omega a backbreaker, then Blade shoves Omega back down across Butcher’s knee! Fans boo as Blade swings on Hangman. Blade covers Omega, TWO, but Butcher tags back in. Fans rally as Omega gets mugged. Butcher throws hands but Omega throws them back. Omega CHOPS, Butcher kicks and runs, but Omega leaps! Butcher blocks the huricanrana! But then Omega gets it on the second try! Hot tag to Hangman!
Pentagon tags in but fans rally with “Cowboy S*it!” as Hangman BOOTS Blade and throws Fenix out. Pentagon runs into an elbow, and Hangman triangle lariats Fenix! Hangman BOOTS Pentagon then slingshots to PESCADO Fenix! Fans are still hot as Hangman gets Pentagon for an OVERHEAD suplex, and a kip up! Hangman climbs up top as the mercs and the Lucha Brothers regroup, SUPER MOONSAULT! Direct hit takes all four men down! Hangman clutches his knee but gets Pentagon in. Matt checks on Hangman but he just keeps moving, DISCUS LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Hangman hobbles and tags in Omega. Omega tags to Matt and Matt tags in Nick. Hangman and Omega double whip Pentagon corner to corner, and then Omega runs in for a big back elbow!
Matt adds a forearm, Hangman adds a clothesline, but Nick’s splash misses! Fenix and the mercs drag the rest of the Elite out, and Butcher tags in. Pentagon rocks Nick with an enziguri! Fenix hits a leaping sobat! Blade CHOPS and then Butcher splashes! Fenix somersault CUTTERS! Butcher lifts Nick, Blade hops up to leap! Shoulder tackle powerbomb! Cover, but Matt runs over, only for Pentagon to use Butcher as a step stool into a DESTROYER! Butcher dead lifts Nick for another BOMB! Cover but Omega breaks it! Fenix kicks but is blocked, into a SNAP DRAGON! Pentagon get a SNAP DRAGON! Blade fireman’s carries, Omega slips out, SNAP DRAGON!
Omega boots Butcher’s fist away, ducks the clothesline, but Butcher throws Omega off the full nelson. Butcher turns around into a SUPERKICK! Nick hits the corner shining wizard, the enziguri and the forearm! Tag to Matt, Nick helps Matt hit SLICED BREAD! “SUPERKICK! PARTAY~!” But Hangman tags in to slingshot, but the Buck Shot misses! Butcher clubs Hangman but turns around into DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! The Lucha Bros DOUBLE SUPERKICK the Bucks! Omega V-TRIGGERS Pentagon! Fenix somersaults but Omega sees the cutter coming, and catches him into a Gory Especial! Backslide, V-TRIGGER!
Blade dodges Omega in the corner to BOOT! Hangman slingshots again, BUCK SHOT! Butcher kicks and fireman’s carries but Hangman slips out. Hangman shoves, scoops, and manages a FALL AWAY SLAM! And a kip up! The leg is bothering Hangman though. Omega wants a tag but Blade trips him up. Nick SUPERKICKS Blade! The Bucks want in but Hangman refuses. Pentagon SLING BLADES! “CERO! MIEDO!” Fenix hops up, DOUBLE STOMP PACKAGE DRIVER!! Blade and Butcher trip up the Bucks and Fenix FLIES out onto them both! Pentagon covers, Lucha Bros and the mercs win!!
Winners: The Butcher, The Blade & The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall
The Elite lost because Hangman wouldn’t accept the Bucks’ help! Matt and Nick point out his bad leg and that he could’ve tagged out, but Hangman doesn’t want to hear it. Omega tries to keep the peace, but just what is festering below the surface between these friends?
Tony Schiavone interviews Kenny Omega in the ring.
One of the great performers in the entire world- Wait, something is happening backstage! PAC is calling Omega out again! The Bastard says this was supposed to be a contract signing night. What does he have to do to get Omega’s attention? Does Michael Nakazawa mean nothing to him? How about we test how much Omega cares about “lovely little Riho.” Pac is threatening the AEW Women’s World Champion! Omega can stop this, so long as he accepts the match.
Fine! Pac gets his match! “Was that really so hard?” And did he honestly think Pac was going to put his hands on a woman? He may be a Bastard, but Pac is no beast. “She is.” NYLA ROSE attacks Riho for Pac! And POWERBOMBS her through a table! Nyla tells Riho that she is marked. “Next week, yo ass is mine!”
AEW has a message from Darby Allin.
After the Inner Circle jammed his own skateboard into his throat, the undead daredevil can barely speak. But he still has a way of responding. He has a cardboard cut-out of Jericho and Sammy Guevara. Darby takes a FLAMETHROWER to it! The cardboard is ashes, but will Darby do far worse to the real Le Champion and Spanish God soon enough?
Kip Sabian w/ Penelope Ford VS Joey Janela!
Superbad is back on dry land after losing the historic Mixed Tag Match on the Norwegian Pearl. But will Sabian snap back against the Bad Boy ex-boyfriend?
The bell rings and Sabian rushes Janela, only to get haymakers! Janela fires off from all sides and fans fire up with him! Janela stands on Sabian in the corner and stomps away until the ref counts 4. Sabian boots Janela back then throws clubbing forearms of his own! Fans boo but Sabian soaks it up before whipping Janela. Janela reverses but Sabian goes up and over. Things speed up and Sabian ducks then hurdles to slide under and shove. Calf kick takes Janela down! Fans boo but Penelope cheers as Sabian drags Janela into a corner. Sabian stomps away then backs off to go corner to corner. Janela dodges to then CHOP Sabian in return! And again! Sabian gets to an open corner bot Janela CHOPS him more!
Janela runs side to side for a big forearm smash, then he back suplexes Sabian down. Cover, TWO! Janela keeps his cool as he circles Sabian. Janela waves to his Bad Girl ex, but Sabian kicks low to snapmare. Sabian KICKS Janela in the back, but Janela just scowls. Janela gets up to snapmare and KCIK Sabian! Sabian manages to grin, even as Janela slaps him around. Janela sits down and dares Sabian to kick him again. Sabian gets space and runs in, to put on a chinlock! Fans boo as Sabian thrashes Janela around. Sabian grinds Janela down but fans rally up. Janela fights his way up and out, to then back suplex. Sabian lands on his feet but Janela’s back hand ROCKS him! Janela adds on a double CHOP to the back, and a basement forearm!
Janela whips Sabian but Sabian grabs ropes. Sabian dumps Janela out then runs over, but Janela kicks the legs out! Janela goes to a corner but Sabian dodges the boot wash. Sabian suckers Janela into a sweep of the legs, and Janela hits the steel steps! Penelope comes over to mock her ex’s pain, and bounce his head off the side! Janela is in a daze as AEW goes picture in picture.
Sabian blows kisses to his Superbad Girl before booting Janela down. Sabian puts Janela in then springboards, missile dropkick! Janela flounders around, Sabian drags him to a cover, TWO! Janela still lives but Sabian drags him back up. Sabian puts janela in a corner for stomps and a whip corner to corner. Janela hits buckles hard and then Sabian runs around the wrold to enziguri! Snapmare roll and Penalty Kick! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer but Sabian keeps his cool. Sabian drags Janela up and now they brawl with forearms! Sabian ROCKS Janela, then bumps him off more buckles. He stomps another Superbad mudhole into Janela, then Penelope gets her cheap shots in! Sabian mocks fans before he BOOTS Janela in the corner!
Sabian stomps Janela more but the ref backs him off. Janela sits up but Sabian drags Janela up for a lariat! Then Sabian brings Janela up to slap him around. Janela SLAPS back! We get a SLAP fight! Sabian, then Janela, then back again. Sabian reels Janela in for a suplex and DRAPING neckbreaker! AEW is single picture again as Sabian covers, TWO! The Superbad couple is frustrated but fans are on Janela’s side. Sabian springboards but Janela gets under. Janela puts Sabian out and builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit but Janela senses Penelope lurking. The Bad Boy ignores his ex, only to get an apron Penalty Kick from Sabian! Sabian springboards and flip, only to get caught for a GERMAN SUPLEX!!
The referee shouts for both men to get in the ring and for Penelope to stay back. Janela puts Sabian in and then runs, to LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Sabian survives and Penelope breathes easier. But Janela snarls and fans fire up again. Janela brings Sabian up, fireman’s carries but Sabian slips out to BOOT! Sabian runs but into Deadly Nightshade! Sabian staggers about, Janela SUPERKICKS! Janela fireman’s carries but Sabian slips out to BACKSTABBER! Then pop up KNEE, to a BIG right. Sabian runs, but into the fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!?! Penelope panics as Janela gets back up. Janela brings Sabian up but Sabian throws haymakers. Janela gives them back and gets the edge. The Bad Boy pumps up, but Sabian fakes him out and gets a DDT!
Penelope gets on the apron the give Sabian a kiss! Why at a time like this? The ref reprimands her but Sabian dodges Janela, and Janela knocks Penelope off the apron!! Sabian rolls Janela and holds tights, Sabian wins!!
Winner: Kip Sabian, by pinfall
Sabian helps Penelope limp away, having stolen the victory. Will Janela ever get even with those two?
AEW’s Alex Marvez interviews the Inner Circle.
Jericho cuts Alex off before he even says a word, and takes the mic from him. “Did you see what just happened out there?! What piece of trash takes a spike and puts it in another man’s eye?!” Hypocrisy aside, Jericho is upset with Moxley like never before. Santana tells Moxley himself, “It’s no secret that I’ve had the absolute worst luck in my life.” But what Moxley just did was put gas on the fire! Now Santana brings out a side he never has before. Moxley tried to take Santana’s eye! He has no idea what it’s like living the 29 years Santana’s lived. But next week, he will get a walk through the darkness. Next week it will once again be eye for an eye, but who comes out still able to see the light?
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AEW media wants an interview with Hangman Page.
But he’s in no mood. He has his belt and his beer, but the Bucks come back to keep asking him what happened. They were right there to tag! Hangman says he tried, but Nick says that if this attitude continues, he and Omega are going to lose the tag titles to SCU in the rematch next week. Matt was just about to ask what Hangman’s problem was, but he has a pretty clear idea. Matt takes away Hangman’s beer! But somehow Hangman has an entire pitcher to drink from! Is Hangman going to fuel himself with liquid courage all the way to Revolution?
AEW is only picking up speed towards Revolution!
Next week, Dynamite will be golden as the AEW Women’s World Championship and the AEW World Tag Team Championships are on the line! Can Riho survive Nyla Rose? Will Hangman be able to focus and fight alongside Omega? And of course, there will be that “Eye for an Eye” grudge match of Moxley VS Santana.
Then in two weeks, Atlanta will be Dynamite with a Tag Team Battle Royal! The winning duo will face the AEW World Tag Champions at Revolution in Chicago, regardless of who they are! Who comes out of the incredibly competitive field to go after gold? Plus, Wardlow is finally ready to debut! He and Cody will have their Steel Cage match per the conditions MJF placed on his Revolution match. But after tonight, what shape will the American Nightmare even be in?
Lastly, three weeks from now, the Dynamite just days before Revolution, the tiebreaker is here! The Bastard and the Best Bout Machine will be in a THIRTY MINUTE IRONMAN MATCH! Who comes out of this the decisive victor?
But there’s even BIGGER AEW news!
May 23, 2020, AEW Double or Nothing returns! The MGM Grand in Vegas will again host this incredible event, will you be there to witness it?
Dustin Rhodes speaks on tonight’s special and sadistic event.
“Tonight, my little brother is taking ten lashes from MJF.” As uncomfortable as this will be for the Rhodes Family, Dustin wants MJF to know. Cody is a lot tougher than you think. There is no doubt Cody will make it through.
MJF heads to the ring!
Wardlow accompanies the Salt of the Earth out as fans boo and jeer. MJF soaks it all up with a big smile on his face, but then Cody makes his own entrance. Fans cheer as Cody takes his time going to the ring and taking off his jacket. Cody joins MJF in the ring and seems rather touched by the support and encouragement of the fans. MJF mocks that, too. Cody takes off his vest and tie, and then his shirt. The tie and shirt become free souvenirs while MJF is given a mic. “Hold on, hold on, hold on.” MJF isn’t sure, his belt is so nice. Far too nice to touch Cody. So MJF wants to use Cody’s belt. Cody stares MJF down, but takes the belt off. Fans tell MJF what they think of him but Cody hands the belt over to MJF.
MJF tells Cody to turn around and stay still. He then snaps the belt at Cody, just to mess with him. Cody has to keep from hitting MJF because of the other condition MJF put on the Revolution match. MJF takes this serious now, and finally gives Cody the first lash! Cody shakes that one off, and now MJF takes off his jacket. But interestingly, the mercenaries return. For that matter, others come out to watch, such as Britt Baker, the Superbad couple, and Sammy Guevara. MJF gives Cody the second lash! Cody gets heated but he can’t hit MJF, no matter how much MJF eggs him on. Cody cools off, and MJF gives him the third! And it was pretty high, too. Cody staggers and drops to a knee but he gets up.
Here comes Arn Anderson! The Nightmare Coach storms his way to the ring but MJF tells him he can’t do anything about this. Arn does do something, by encouraging Cody to keep going. MJF taunts Arn as he takes off his shirt. Fans rally for Cody as MJF gives him the fourth lash! That one was on his arm and it really hurt. But MJF just grins and mocks Cody. “You wanna quit?! Then QUIT!!” Cody refuses to quit and fans fire up even more. MJF gives Cody the halfway point, fifth lash! Out comes Dustin! Dustin gets in the ring and Wardlow stands in his way. MJF says Dustin cant’ take the remaining five. It has to be Cody, so Dustin should just get out of MJF’s ring and watch like everyone else. Cody tells Dustin not to worry, but a big brother is a big brother.
Fans continue to call MJF by other names, but Cody stands back up. Sixth lash, and seventh without warning! But he just needs to take three more! The Young Bucks appear now, also supporting Cody. MJF shouts that it doesn’t matter how many friends show up, they can’t help Cody. Cody rolls out for just a moment and the Bucks encourage him to take those last three strikes. Cody fires himself up and fans fire up with him. MJF lounges on the ropes but is annoyed that Cody didn’t quit. Cody stands ready, but MJF gets in his face. Cody tells MJF to do it, so MJF gives him the eighth! “Stay down, b*tch! STAY DOWN!” But Cody refuses, and despite the stinging in his body, he says he’s ready. And he flips MJF off while he’s at it.
But then Wardlow says he wants to do the next one!? Wardlow takes off his jacket and takes up the belt. MJF says this is fine, and hands Wardlow the belt. Wardlow gives Cody the ninth and hardest lash yet! MJF stands over Cody as he crawls on the mat. But Cody fires up because he’s at the threshold! Except, his body is giving out. Brandi is here! And she’s not Nightmare Collective Brandi, either. Mrs. Cody Rhodes goes to the ringside to tell Cody he’s almost there. Just one more and then he can take it all out on Wardlow and MJF the next few weeks. Fans are thunderous as Cody stands back up! MJF SMACKS Cody in the front this time! The tenth lash was given but MJF is the one upset because Cody didn’t give in. So he low block kicks Cody before running away!
Fans boo the cowardly Maxwell Jacob Friedman and his muscle as more AEW stars rush out. But now MJF has to face the consequences at Revolution! Will Cody use all of this as fuel for the fire when he burns MJF down?
A really, really good episode for Dynamite! Things are shaping up for AEW Revolution, and I really liked the literal “eye for an eye” element to Moxley’s story with the Inner Circle. I also liked Jericho’s use of Heel hypocrisy, too. That was a classic move. We get a great 2v2 tag match from SCU and Best Friends, and Orange Cassidy continues to be a gem. The Dark Order’s “commercial” was pretty good, a much better promo than the leaked-not-leaked meeting footage with the Exalted One. I can’t wait to see who it is playing that part.
The 8 Man Tag tonight was incredible, and it did an amazing job moving the Hangman story along. I really hope that Hangman-Omega retains against SCU so that the Young Bucks can win the battle royal to set up Elite VS Elite at Revolution. Also the magically appearing pitcher was a great way to immediately diffuse the shot about Hangman drinking too much.
Britt Baker is evil now after “knocking teeth” out of Yuka’s mouth like that. But her losing the match was a good way to keep her off to the side of the title scene for right now. Pac using Riho as a means to get his tiebreaker with Omega was a special kind of sinister, and it does help set up Nyla’s title shot. I can’t be sure how the women’s title match goes, and that’s pretty great. If Nyla wins, I’m not sure what Face steps up to challenge her given other stories going on in the Women’s Division. To that, I don’t know how to consider Brandi being her normal self tonight. The Nightmare Collective still needs her for their story, but I guess it could be said the pain of her husband snapped her out of whatever that all is, for a time.
Throwing in the Superbad VS Bad Boy tonight was alright. It was a good match but I’m sure this is just the start. Because anything short of an unsanctioned match like what Janela had with Omega or Moxley is not enough. And the lashing, that was some strong stuff. Everyone involved did great, but especially Cody, for obvious reasons. MJF was also great in his role, he is the Heel that we get to love hating on. All this just adds so much to the story between Cody and MJF, that’s going to be a show-stealer at Revolution.
My Score: 9.2/10
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