Darby Allin (C) vs. Joey Janela – TNT Championship
Allin retains with the Coffin Drop.
Winner: Darby Allin
Recap of KENTA showing up last week to ambush Jon Moxley. Commentary previews some of tonight’s matches and segments.
– Outside the venue, Jon Moxley says KENTA has been calling him out for months, so what happened last week was no surprise. Moxley says the time for cheap talk is over and Moxley thinks KENTA knows that. Moxley promotes they are going to meet each other on February 26 (while also showing the IWGP US Championship). That match is sanctioned, but tonight’s will not be. He wishes his opponents good luck taking him off the board, tonight is “just for fun.”
– Inner Circle locker room, Sammy Guevara asks the group for a minute, so he can talk with MJF. Sammy says he knows what MJF is up to, especially after last week. He knows MJF is trying to take over the Inner Circle. MJF thought Sammy was just jealous of him, since he was the apple of Jericho’s eye, but now MJF is the new favorite. MJF realized it’s not that, he thinks Sammy actually hates Jericho and doesn’t like to play second fiddle to him. MJF continues that he thinks Sammy is upset and he wants to take it over. Sammy repeats what MJF says, and MJF responds that’s exactly what he wanted to hear as he takes his phone. Sammy realizes MJF was recording him, takes it, and throws the phone against the wall. He then punches MJF in the midsection and leaves the room.
Cody Rhodes and Lee Johnson vs. Peter Avalon and Cezar Bononi
Johnson rolls up Bononi for the win.
Winners: Cody Rhodes and Lee Johnson
Post-match, more of The Nightmare Family heads out (Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall) as the group talk with Tony Schiavone on the stage. Lee is asked about his first win. Johnson says he wishes he had more words for Tony, but after a year of going 0-29 he was shown by his trainers hard work pays off.
PAC vs. Ryan Nemeth
Pac wins with the brutalizer.
Highlights show of last week’s wedding between Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford. Miro calls “Charles” a gutless bastard for shackling him into the corner. Miro says he’s going to find Orange Cassidy, and he’s going to put Chuck Taylor in the hospital, right next to his buddy Trent. Cut to Cassidy telling Taylor, “I mean, what did they think was going to happen?”
– Backstage, Dasha talks with Chris Jericho (with Jake Hager and Wardlow). Dasha notices the entire group isn’t out there. MJF stumbles up (with Santana and Ortiz behind him) with his ribs taped up, saying he thinks Sammy broke his ribs. Jericho can’t believe it and says for now, they have a match to worry about.
Chris Jericho and MJF vs. The Acclaimed
Jericho gets the win with the Judas Effect.
Winners: Chris Jericho and MJF
Post-match, Sammy Guevara’s music hits, and he comes out to the ring. Jericho asks him what the problem is with him. Sammy says he told Jericho that if one more thing happened with MJF that he’s done with the group. Sammy then tells Jericho he’s done. Jericho responds, “What do you mean?” Sammy says he quits the Inner Circle. MJF looks pretty proud with his work as Sammy walks to the back. MJF trying to talk with Jericho, but he needs a minute after what happened.
– Outside the venue, Alex Marvez catches up with Guevara and asks him why he’s leaving the group. Sammy says he needs to refocus and some time away from AEW.
At the bar, Matt Hardy and Hangman Page trade stories. Hardy says he was buzzing off their win last week. Hardy feels like they are magic as a team. They go to drink, but Hardy is just dumping his drink out. Hardy feels like Page could dominate AEW and be richer than their wildest dreams. Hardy then brings out his contract and says Page could be amazing, and Hardy only takes 30%, which is nothing when he makes so much money! Hardy looks to the cameraman and says he wants him here to make it official because Page will probably be mad when he realizes what he did when he’s sober. Page and Hardy sign the contract, Hardy says he has to head off!
In the ring, Tony Schiavone talks with Sting about his upcoming match. Sting goes to talk, but Taz shows up on the big screen with Hobbs next to him. The camera pans to the back and we see Allin zipped up in a body bag. Cage and Starks run to the back of the truck and they end up dragging Allin through the parking lot.
Thunder Rosa vs. Leyla Hirsch
Rosa wins with the thunder driver.
Winner: Thunder Rosa
Japan’s side of the bracket will be seen on Monday at 7 pm ET on AEW’s YouTube channel.
– Earlier today, Tony Schiavone talks with Jungle Boy. Tony says Marko Stunt is okay after being scooped up by FTR. Jungle Boy says two weeks ago he had a match with Dax Harwood and had never had a match like that, he came out a different man after picking up the big win. JB says they never reported FTR and says the next time they meet, JB is going to make Dax his b****.
Kenny Omega and KENTA vs. Jon Moxley and Lance Archer – No DQ
Omega, with the help of the Good Brothers, gets the victory with the one-winged Angel on Archer.
Winners: Kenny Omega and Lance Archer