We begin with a compilation of superstars talking about Chris Jericho in lieu of his 30th anniversary.
Brian Cage (C) vs. Will Hobbs – FTW Championship
Cage retains with the Drill Claw.
Winner: Brian Cage
After the match, Cage and Ricky Starks surround Will and Tazz calls them off. Tazz says Will is impressive, and he’s going to have one of two options. Either join Team Tazz or have the living hell beaten out of him. Before he can answer, Darby comes out. Tazz warns him not to stick his head in their business.
More congratulate Jericho such as Ted Irvine, Bully Ray and Hiroshi Tanahashi.
Lance Archer recalls his history with Moxley and warns him of what’s coming October 14th.
FTR (C) vs. TH2 – AEW Tag Team Championships
FTW retains with a frog splash by Harwood.
The Young Bucks are backstage and admit FTR is pretty good before super kicking the camera man for spying on them. A graphic depicting FTW as hot dogs appear before Best Friends come out. Trent says they were trying to say that they were weenies, and Chuck says that them being #1 contenders aren’t a joke and that their match is confirmed for next week.
MJF sends a video message to Chris Jericho about being around for 30 years. MJF recalls a story of meeting Chris Jericho in AEW at an after party last year. Jericho told MJF “you really got something, keep studying, and take a little bit from others in wrestling.” MJF says he pointed right at Jericho, and Chris gave him a smile. Shaquille O’Neal sends a message to Jericho, he says “legend is an understatement.” Gene Simmons wishes Jericho a happy 30 years. Don Callis says Jericho hasn’t changed in all the years he’s known him. Lars Ulrich says Jericho has been kicking ass for 30 years and 30 years of being super cool. DDP calls Jericho “my brother” and sends congrats.
Shaq and others wish Jericho well.
Brodie Lee (C) vs. Cody – TNT Championship (Dog Collar Match)
Cody wins with the Cross Rhodes.
Post-match, Dark Order comes out to check on their leader. The Nightmare Family does the same for the new champion. Tony Schiavone talks with Cody after the match. He says there’s no feeling on Earth to perform in front of a live crowd. Cody says he’s sticking with the fans until the very end, despite some saying he should go dark after changing up his look. He says this is his life’s work, he’s not pandering. Cody says next week he wants to defend the TNT Championship. Tony asks against who? Cody says that’s a good question, and out strolls Orange Cassidy. Orange gives Cody a thumbs up, and Cody returns it back to him.
Big Swole vs. Serena Deeb
Swole wins with the rolling elbow.
Winner: Big Swole
– At a bar, AEW World Champion Jon Moxleysays he hasn’t had much time to celebrate after winning his last big title match. He’s been around long enough and knows eventually the champion goes down. Moxley says one doesn’t beat Archer, one survives him. He says he barely did the last time they met in NJPW. Moxley says he knows every time he hands the title to the referee, he may not touch it again. He flips a coin, what happens on the 14th? Maybe Archer wins, maybe he wins. Moxley says he’s not laying down from Archer though, Archer is going to have to take the title off his dead body. “It’s like you always say Lance, everybody dies…”
– More well wishes to Jericho from Lance Storm, Kevin Smith, Eli Roth Gabriel Iglesias, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Steel Panther, Ultimo Dragon, and Paul Stanley.
Chris Jericho and Jake Hager vs. Chaos Project
Jericho gets the win with the Judas effect on Luther.
Winners: Chris Jericho and Jake Hager
Post-match, Jericho gets on the mic. “Hey listen, 30 years in this business, thanks to all of you. I just want to say…” MJF’s music hits and out comes MJF. He quickly says this isn’t about him and to cut his music. Wardlow walks out something under a pink sheet. MJF says he respects Jericho and wants to be part of the celebration. MJF gives a countdown and it’s Clownico Le Clown (?). Crowd boos. The clown is holding another gift and Jericho takes it. MJF tells Sammy he’s getting his jacket soon. MJF says next week he has a career defining announcement and wants Jericho there. Jericho opens the gift and it’s a portrait of MJF. Jericho then smashes it over the clown’s head and hammers him with judas effect. “I hate clowns, and don’t ever interrupt me again, you understand me?” The two stare at each other for a moment. They both laugh, MJF says “Ah, you almost got me!” Jericho thanks the crowd. Out from the back comes a huge part of the roster. Credits then roll and it’s just “Chris Jericho” for every single role, including all the camera operators. Commentary jokes about it as the show comes to a close.