Wednesday, March 18, 2020

AEW Dynamite Results (3/18) - Jacksonville, FL

AEW Dynamite Results (3/18) - Jacksonville, FL
Cody Rhodes opens the show in the ring, addresses the current situation, says we as human beings have to stand together, and that means at a distance.


The camera shows the empty building.

Cody says he refuses to live in a prison of fear, he feels alive, and he hopes the fans at home feel the same. Cody tells Matt his anger towards Hangman Page is misplaced, says he needs to carry Nick Jackson's giant heart so The Elite can get the advantage at Blood at Guts. He moves on to Hangman Page and notes he's said over and over Page is the best wrestler in the company. He tells Page he lost to Jericho for the title, so did Cody, it's time to get over it and be the reason The Elite wins at Blood and Guts. Cody then talks about Kenny Omega, how they are friends but constantly banter about who's "1a" and "1b." Cody says he needs Omega, he needs the "real" Omega tonight, the "Best Bout Machine." Matt and Kenny make their way out to the ring, Cody holds the ropes open for them.

Omega takes the mic, says he agrees he and Cody haven't seen eye, but here they are. Omega says the world is falling apart, and they don't even know if they will have Dynamite next week, but if it's up to him they want to go out, the same way they come in, as The Elite. Matt gets on the mic and says it's just three of them in the ring, where's Page? Nick is out indefinitely, where's Page? Hangman finally strolls out with a drink, but stays on the stage.

Matt says he knows things have been weird lately, but he's asking Page, as a man, will Page stand with them tonight and next week. Page nods and gives them cheers, then heads to the back. Omega talks to the camera, he says he knows they are out there and can feel their energy, so all they can do is give them the best possible show. Omega calls for the lights and pyro (they go off) and the Dynamite music plays.

- Jim Ross, Taz, and Excalibur on commentary. They run down tonight's matches. It will be Cody, Matt Jackson, and Hangman Page vs. Jake Hager, Santana, and Ortiz in that six-man match.

- At ringside, Tony Schiavone talks with MJF and asks him about tonight. MJF says he was offered money to wrestle tonight, but he'll pass and let the midcard entertain tonight. Apparently, he and Shawn Spears are gambling on tonight's matches, MJF asks Tony if he wants to get in on the action.

- Brandi Rhodes doing ring announcing tonight with Justin Roberts not at the show.

- A couple wrestlers are watching at ringside: Colt Cabana, Sonny Kiss, Frankie Kazarian, MJF, Wardlow, Shawn Spears, and others.

- Orange Cassidy joins commentary.

Best Friends vs. Lucha Bros

The duo of MJF and Shawn Spears are still in the stands making a ton of noise as the apparent "crowd of fans" for this match. MJF is yelling "Let's go masked guys! Let's go masked guys!" in the early goings as Rey Fenix dominates the early action.

Trent is taking over things in the ring now, as a big back elbow floors Fenix. A big drop kick is nailed by Chuck Taylor for a near fall before he tags Trent right back in. Trent comes off the top rope with a double axe handle now as the announcers point out that Pentagon has been kept on the apron the entire time thus far.

We see Jake "The Snake" Roberts and Lance Archer make their way to the stands now, as they take a seat behind MJF and Shawn Spears as the audience for this match doubles in size as the pace in the ring picks up. We see another shot of Orange Cassidy sitting in a chair at ringside. To the surprise of nobody, he has not said a word despite putting a headset on when first sitting down next to J.R., Taz and Excalibur.

Fenix is making a comeback now with some knife-edge chops across the chest and a big kick that floors Trent. He whips Trent in the corner and finally makes the tag to Pentagon, who enters the contest for the first time. He and Fenix hit super kicks in stereo on Chuck and Trent.

The smoke clears and the dust settles and Pentagon is in the ring now blasting Trent with leg kicks. Now we see Orange Cassidy and Rey Fenix lock eyes. Fenix hits a big dive on one of The Best Friends as Orange stands up from his chair at the announce desk. J.R. takes us to a mid-match commercial break as the action returns to the ring.

Finally, after the referee misses the key moment of the contest, The Lucha Bros score the victory over the number four ranked tag-team in AEW. Orange Cassidy looks upset at ringside as The Excalibur talks about the success of PAC and The Lucha Bros since the formation of Death Triangle.

Winners: Lucha Bros

After the match, Orange Cassidy continues to look upset as Schiavone grabs a mic and calls the trio over. Chuck and Trent are upset. They talk about not needing a ring next time, let alone a crowd or an arena. He says next week they want The Lucha Bros in the parking lot. The challenge is made and we move on.

Penelope Ford (w/ Kip Sabian) vs. Riho vs. Kris Statlander vs. Hikaru Shida

The bell sounds and here we go. Ford goes right after Riho, but when she gets her out of the ring, she turns around to see Shida and Statlander working as a unit and approaching her with intentions of double-teaming her.

They begin doing exactly that, until Sabian gets involved and the action spills out to the floor. Riho ends up taking out all three ladies with a big splash off the top rope to the floor. She grabs Ford and rolls her in the ring, but Ford rolls right back out other side and Riho turns around into Shida and Statlander, who are ready to double-team again.

Riho takes them out with a double-dropkick momentarily, however Statlander ends up wedging Riho in the corner. Statlander tells Shida to suplex her into Riho. She does. That looked cool. Shida tried to capitalize with a pin attempt, but no dice.

Shida and Statlander are now duking it out as the only two active competitors in the match, with Riho and Ford selling on the floor. As they return to the ring, both Riho and Ford come off the top rope. Now Shida goes up top and hits a missile dropkick.

Ford and Riho stare each other down as they are the only two standing in the ring now. They slug it out, trading big shots until Riho lets her emotions get the better of her, which gives Ford the opening she needs to take over on offense. Ford hits a backspring elbow on Riho in the corner.

Now Kip Sabian climbs up to the ring apron for an assist with Ford on Riho as the announcers complain about the referee not noticing. Statlander is starting to take over on offense as the power competitor in the match, taking out Riho and Shida with big spots before Ford takes her out of the ring altogether with a cool move of her own.

Shida hits the Falcon Arrow for a close near fall as we see another shot of MJF and Shawn Spears, who are now eating some kind of food as they enjoy the show as fans. Meanwhile back in the ring, Shida scores the pin out of nowhere on Ford.

Winner: Hikaru Shida

- Colt Cabana is doing an interview with Tony Schiavone and being as playful as one can be, joking about being the Bruce Springsteen of AEW when his "good record" is brought up. After over-hearing a comment, Kip Sabian comes over and tries to confront Cabana, asking him if he's got a problem after telling him he heard what he said. Colt slaps him. Kip backs off. We head to commercial.

- When we return from the break, we shoot to a pre-taped interview with Jon Moxley.

Tony Schiavone catches up with the AEW World Champion and asks for his thoughts about his medical suspension and not being allowed in the building. Moxley jokingly questions when he has ever been allowed in the building any other time. He says he promises to be around when the big bomb goes off at AEW. With that said he gets in his car and speeds off.

The Butcher & The Blade vs. Jurassic Express

Butcher and Blade talk with MJF, who hands over a couple bucks. "Looks like Tarzan wrestles like Jane" MJF yells. Jungle Boy works over Blade, cover, two. Jungleboy with a springboard arm drag, ducks some elbows, and then gets hit with the kitchen sink. Jungle Boy gets worked over by Butcher, big chop to the chest.

Jungle Boy throwing chops, but Butcher drops him with one chop. Blade back in the ring, clothesline, cover, two. Jungle Boy has been getting destroyed for a long time, really needs to tag out. Finally lands a big lariat on Blade to potentially get to his corner, but is stopped. Jungle Boy gets on the second rope, kicks Butcher away, leaps over Blade and tags in Luchasaurus who lands a bunch of big kicks. Hits a rough looking moonsault off the apron to Butcher. Back in the ring, he drives Blade's face into the mat, spinning kick, he then plants him into the match, cover, Butcher breaks it up. Jungle Boy with some shots to Butcher, but he ends up getting dumped out to the floor.

Luchasaurus and Butcher throwing forearms and chops. B & B go to work on Luchasaurus, double tema move, cover, Jungle Boy breaks it up. MJF yells for the finisher right now. Luchasaurus breaks it up, and Butcher gets sent out to the floor. Double team cutter on Blade for the victory. Commentary putting over MJF cost Butcher and Blade the match by yelling instructions from ringside.

Winners: Jurassic Express via Pinfall

- We return from the commercial and The Dark Order's theme hits and out comes Evil Uno and Stu Grayson.

He talks about The Exalted One and says he hopes the camera is closing in on his eyes so everyone knows how serious he is. He says he cares about us. He says together, we are one. He promises that The Exalted One is here.

As he repeats "The Exalted One is here" over and over, we hear from the audience Christopher Daniels off-microphone yelling "Stop! Stop! Stop!"

Daniels gets in the ring and gets on mic saying they have done nothing but waste everybody's time. Daniels, like the announcers did during the ring entrance of Evil Uno and Stu Grayson, said there isn't an Exalted One.

As Daniels continues ranting about there being no Exalted One, he is interrupted by a wild, choppy video accompanied by a voice narrating.

We do what we want, when we want and if I want something I take it. Now let me put it a different way in case your stupid and you didn't get it.

Luke Harper is finally shown and he continues to talk, addressing the dumb old guy Daniels, claiming another dumb old guy didn't believe in him. He says he is Brodie Lee and he is The Exalted One.

Back in the ring, Lee is behind Daniels and Kazarian! He, Uno, and Grayson attack the two guys. John Silver and Alex Reynolds get in the ring. Uno yells "Who are you?" The rest yell "We are one!" as Lee stands at the front of the pack. He then walks to the back. We head to commercial break afterwards.

- Ringside, Tony talks with Lance Archer and Jake Roberts. Tony asks why they are here at ringside for two weeks in a row. Roberts says Archer is not here to talk. Roberts says he gave Cody a warning, but Cody hasn't said a thing. Roberts continues that they don't play games. He understands Cody wanting to stay out of harm's way, but to ignore them completely? Roberts isn't okay with that. He tells Cody it's time for him to stand up and meet Archer. He says Cody had a chance to meet them, but now he's going to have to get Cody's attention.

- Vignette for Lance Archer at the Murderhawk Mansion. We see a ring out back with a bunch of people surrounding it. A ring announcer says who's ready to "try or die" against Archer? He gets into the ring and his first opponent tries him, but gets completely destroyed and chokeslammed out of the ring. Another guy gets in, takes a big boot and is planted to the mat. The opponents get bigger and bigger, but it doesn't matter as they each get taken out. Jake Roberts watches from a distance. Archer ends up taking out everyone in the ring, along with a final challenger who he chokeslams on the hood of a car.

- Commentary announces a new match for next week: Wardlow vs. Luchsaurus in a Lumberjack Match.

- Gunn Club in the crowd now.

Jake Hager, Santana, and Ortiz with Sammy Guevara vs. Cody, Hangman Page, and Matt Jackson with Arn Anderson and Kenny Omega (Winners receive entry advantage for next week's Blood and Guts Match)

Dustin Rhodes, and QT Marshall in the crowd for the match. Chris Jericho joins commentary, Guevara sang his them, badly. Cody teases a shirt toss. The wrestlers go wild for it, but he tosses it to Brandi. MJF yells at Cody, "Where'd you get that tattoo? Six Flags?!" Cody's attention stays on MJF for a moment. He and Santana start the match, Cody with a spinning powerslam. Santana able to get a shot to the midsection, tag in Ortiz, double suplex.

Jackson tagged in, double ax handle, Cody then tags right back in and beats up Ortiz some more. Page already barking about not getting into the match. Page then runs in and boots Ortiz right in the face. Matt taking care of Santana, but Page tags himself in. Santana immediately beats up Page, but then eats two big clotheslines by Page. Cody tags in, Ortiz with the cheap shot, Santana clotheslines him out of the ring, then eats a superkick. Ortiz sends Cody into the apron.

The bell sounds and the match gets going as Cody deals with heckeling from MJF in the crowd. Cody starts taking it to Ortiz and Santana early on, as neither Proud 'N' Powerful member can get anything going with "The American Nightmare" inside the squared circle here in the early goings of tonight's main event.

Finally, Cody tags out and in comes Matt Jackson from The Young Bucks. Matt immediately charges at Hager on the apron with punches, as The Excalibur points out that he is trying to get a measure of revenge after he attacked his brother Nick Jackson with a garage door at last week's AEW Dynamite.

Hangman Page quickly tags himself in without Matt's knowledge before The Young Bucks member can get anything going in the ring. Hangman takes it to Santana early on, hitting a big pump handle and half nelson into a bridged pin attempt, beautifully called by Taz on commentary. Speaking of the commentators, the camera pans over to show an arrogant Jericho bragging about not being able to go into a match against his crew with any animosity or emotions involved, or it will backfire every time.

Jericho now puts over the sexyness of "The Spanish God" of The Inner Circle until J.R. jumps in to take us to a mid-match commercial break.

We return from the break and we see that The Inner Circle team are still dominating the action. Finally, Cody hits his Cross Rhodes finisher on Ortiz and now both guys are down and out. Ortiz crawls over and makes the tag as Jericho cheers him on in spanish.

Cody is not as lucky, as he is cut off and stopped before he can tag in a fresh man from The Elite team to take over for the babyface team. Jake Hager is tagged in now and takes over where Santana left off, taking it to an already beaten down Cody, as J.R. takes us to another mid-match commercial break.

When we return from the break, it isn't long before the match gets to the finish, which sees The Inner Circle pick up the pinfall victory, earning the team advantage for themselves for the next episode of AEW Dynamite when The Inner Cirlcle takes on The Elite in the first-ever Blood & Guts match on AEW Dynamite.

Winners and GAINING ADVANTAGE in AEW Blood & Guts Match: The Inner Circle

Once the match is over, The Inner Circle cheer and celebrate at the entrance stage. Chris Jericho grabs a mic and demands the music be cut off so he can talk.

The former "Le Champion" says that he is officially banning fans from all future AEW shows until he says so. He says the world can change tomorrow, but fans are still banned from all AEW shows until he says so, because he doesn't want some dipsh*t fans chanting for Cody screwing things up. He goes on to gloat about the dominance of The Inner Circle and brags that with Nick Jackson out of the match due to his internal injuries, they will enjoy a five-on-four advantage and now they will also enjoy the advantage of gaining the first member of their team in the contest after winning tonight's main event.

Jericho goes on to talk trash about Brandi Rhodes, who he spots at ringside, but before he can say much, he sees a drone flying its' way towards the ring. Matt Jackson hops on the microphone and says he recently made a phone call to a friend who owes him a favor. With that said, we see Matt Hardy standing in the rafters as some cool piano music plays.

The Inner Circle looks on as Matt does his "Delete" taunt as the show goes off the air!


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