Wednesday, April 1, 2020

AEW Dynamite Results - April 1, 2020

AEW Dynamite Results - April 1, 2020
This week's show opens up from the closed set with Tony Schiavone and Cody on commentary welcoming us to the program.

"The American Nightmare" and Schiavone run down some of the action scheduled for tonight, including the debut of the new tag-team The Natural Nightmares -- Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall with Brandi Rhodes, as well as "The Murderhawk Monster" Lance Archer with Jake "The Snake" Roberts.

Trent vs. Kenny Omega

Cody tells us that the two shaking hands just now before getting started is a sign of respect in addition to a silent agreement that these two are gonna "go for it" and "empty the tank" in this one.

And they're doing exactly that as soon as the action gets going. With the quiet atmosphere, you can hear Omega and Trent laying their shots in with some extra "umf." Omega is blasting Trent with kicks and strong strikes and chops as Schiavone promises another medical update on Nick Jackson later in the show.

Omega runs into an elbow from Trent in the corner. The Best Friends member follows up with a double stomp and a springboard moonsault from the middle rope onto Omega on the floor. Omega ends up recovering and hitting a tope suicida that takes out all of The Best Friends. The ref, Aubrey Edwards, checks in on the condition of the guys after the high spots to the floor.

Now we see Omega asking for a hug, the same way Trent did after his big spot to the floor. As the action resumes in the ring, it is Omega who is comfortably in the offensive driver's seat. We head to a mid-match commercial.

When we return we see the action still going in the ring, as Omega and Trent are in the middle of exchanging punches as the small "crowd" of people at ringside react to each one, making some decent noise for the television broadcast.

Meanwhile, Omega and Trent continue to exchange offensive holds and strikes with no one establishing control until Trent blasts Omega with a pile-driver for a near fall. Cody points out on commentary that we are 15 minutes into this match, which has an announced 20-minute time limit.

Omega fights his way back into the lead, as it looks like he was going for a V-Trigger but he ends up hitting a snap-dragon suplex on Trent for a near fall. Trent turns the tide with a big lariat. Omega reverses a move attempt by Trent for a power-bomb. He follows it up with a V-Trigger. Trent is down after getting blasted by that shot as The Best Friends run over to check on him.

A fatigued Omega struggles to get to his feet and he does, as Trent meets him outside the ropes where the two exchange chops and strikes on the ring apron. Dasha Gonzalez checks in on the house mic and informs us that two minutes remain in the bout. Cody points out AEW is trending worldwide on Twitter. Trent with a running knee-strike for a close near fall. At the one minute warning mark, Omega gets the One-Winged Angel for the victory. Excellent opening contest here on AEW Dynamite. The two shake hands as Omega's music plays and Cody and Tony put over their match on commentary.

Winner: Kenny Omega

- As Tony and Cody finish up their props for Omega and Trent, they talk some about the debut of Matt Hardy to AEW and his decision to join The Elite in their upcoming battle against Chris Jericho and The Inner Circle in the first-ever AEW Blood & Guts match. After the video package finishes up, we head to another commercial break.

Hikaru Shida vs. Anna Jayy

Shida blocks an armdrag attempt from Jayy but misses a dropkick and Jayy catches Shida with a Running Knee. Jayy hits the ropes but runs right into a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker from Shida. On the outside Shida delivers a Running Knee Lift as Jayy was laying on the apron.

Britt Baker talks trash to Shida from behind the barricade but Shida goes back into the ring and exchanges strikes with Jayy. Shida destroys Jayy with a big Forearm Smash and follows up with a Brainbuster attempt. Jayy blocks it and hits a Heel Hook. Jayy hits a Rolling Neckbreaker for a nearfall.

Jayy catches Shida with a La Magistral Cradle for a nearfall and then a Backslide for another nearfall. Shida attempts a Roundhouse Kick but Jayy ducks and rolls her up for another nearfall. Shida surprises Jayy with a Triangle but Jayy quickly gets to the ropes.

Shida attempts a Vertical Suplex for a nearfall of her own. Shida hits a Running Knee to the back followed by a Michinoku Driver for the pin.

Winner: Hikaru Shida

Following the match, Shida gets into it with one of the handful of members of the "audience" near ringside. Shida gets in Dr. Britt Baker's face after the outspoken AEW women's competitor talked some trash at one of the top-ranked AEW women's contenders. Baker takes her shoe off to threaten to whack Shida with it, the two talk some trash and Shida eventually walks off, Baker puts her shoe back on and continues eating her food while she enjoys the show.

- We head to another commercial break with a promised check-in with Jon Moxley coming up next.

- When we return from the break, an extensive, in-depth video package airs showing the history of the Jon Moxley and Chris Jericho / Inner Circle rivalry.

Moxley says he is a “miserable son of a bitch” right now after what they did to him. Moxley says that he will defend the AEW Title with his life. Hager says he isn’t in AEW to send the fans home happy or get applause, he is here to win. Moxley says that he knows Hager inside and out, so he isn’t scared of him but he does understand he could strangle him into unconsciousness with his bare hands.

Hager says that he’s had his hands on Moxley and he knows that he isn’t as strong as he is or as capable as he is. Guevara says that Hager is a monster. Moxley says that he knew that Inner Circle would send their “big gun” at him so that is why he came after him first a few weeks ago.

Jericho says that he will teach Moxley a lesson. He says that he has a rematch coming but he’s not going to use it yet because he wants Hager to teach him a lesson first. Jericho says that if Hager wins the World Champion then that is great becusae it teaches Moxley a lesson and makes there two World Champions in the Inner Circle. Hager says that a champion has to be willing to do anything to earn that championship because if you give less than everything you have it won’t be enough. “I guarantee you Mox will get everything Jake Hager has,” he says.

Moxley says that Hager is just a man and he has a weakness that he will find. “He is just another goliath,” Moxley says. “David will just have to find another way to slay this big bastard.”

It’s revealed that Hager will challenge for the World Title in two weeks in a No Holds Barred Match.

- Colt Cabana joins commentary for the next match.

- Backstage: Jake Roberts says that hell is “fixing to break lose” and Archer is able to come out and destroy whoever AEW has put in front of him. Roberts says that Archer is pissed and there is some people you shouldn’t make mad. Roberts says that AEW is delaying the inevitable by playing these games. “Children play games,” Robert says. “We don’t play!” Roberts says that Cody may just be smarter than he thought he is and maybe he’s smart enough to be afraid. Roberts wonders if Cody’s “better half” is keeping him from accepting their challenge because he knows she wears the pants in their relationship.

Marko Stunt vs. “The Murder Hawk Monster” Lance Archer

Archer murders some random guy at ringside as he comes down and then obliterates Stunt with a clothesline. Archer dares Stunt to hit him back and when he obliges Archer destroys him with a big right hand. Archer chokes Stunt and then Suplexes his ass clear across the ring!

Archer lays across Stunt’s head and screams at him to just quit before tossing him way up in the air and dropping him with a Sidewalk Slam. Archer goes for a Shortarm Clothesline but Stunt is able to slide underneath and to the floor. Stutn runs away from Archer and then hits a Tope Suicida but Archer just shrugs it off. Stunt goes for another one but Archer rolls in the ring and catches him.

Archer goes for a Chokeslam but Stunt backflips onto his feet and hits an Enziguri. Stunt then hits the ropes but Archer hits a POOOOUNCE sending Stunt flying out of the ring! Archer hits a GIGANTIC Chokeslam but pulls Stunt up before he three-count. Archer then hits the Blackout for the pin.

Winner: Lance Archer

Archer picks Stunt up and then literally Chokeslams him off the apron and on top a few of the wrestlers that were behind the barricade.

- In a vignette, Brodie Lee says that he knows how everyone feels during these dark times. He says that he once was lost and beaten down but now he stands before everyone as the Exalted One. A masked member of the Dark Order is asked to stand before them and Lee screams at him for not doing things right like calling him “Mr. Brodie” or saying their “We are one” phrase right. Brodie approaches another member of the Dark Order for yawning and tells him that tiredness shows weakness. Lee tells him to never yawn in his presence again.

The Dark Order (8 & 9) vs. The Natural Nightmares

I have no idea who “8 & 9” are. Marshall teases putting on the Dark Order mask before the match but decks the Dark Order guys. Rhodes and Marshall hit 8 with an Assisted Neckbreaker. 8 and 9 double-team Marshall in their corner.

Marshall fights out and hits a Vertical Suplex on 9 and a Flatliner on 8. Rhodes hits an Uppercut on 8 and connects with an Atomic Drop followed by a Bulldog. Rhodes hits a Snap Powerslam and both Dark Order members roll to the floor. Rhodes hits a Somersault Plancha off the apron onto one of them and Marshall dives onto the other.

In the ring, The Natural Nightmares hit a Neckbreaker/Powerslam combo for the pin.

Winners: Natural Nightmares

Brodie Lee comes out and stares at Dustin before just walking past him. Brodie then kills 8 with a Powerbomb and just starring at the other.

- Jericho cuts a promo from his hot tub. He says today is April Fool’s Day and he’s never seen a bigger group of fools than The Elite. As he is ranting on all the members of The Elite, Vanguard 1 flies above head. Jericho calls Cody the “Tiger King himself.” Jericho says that The Elite can’t escape the Blood and Guts match and what the Inner Circle will do to them.

Jericho notices Vanguard 1 and starts to apologize to it but can’t quite say the word “sorry” to it. He again tries to recruit Vanguard 1 and offers it a tiny Inner Circle shirt. Vanguard 1 flies away and Jericho throws his bottle of win at it before sicking his dogs on it as it flies away.

- The Young Bucks are shown in a pre-tape. They have a ring set up at their home for Nick Jackson to train in. Nick says he has no memory of the assault, which he says is the scariest thing. Nick says sometimes you take things for granted and what happened to him opened both he and Matt’s eyes. Nick says he feels pretty good but doesn’t think he’s ready to come back yet.

Darby Allin & Cody vs. Sammy Guevara & Shawn Spears

In the opening round of the TNT Title Tournament, Guevara will face Allin and Cody will face Spears next week. Neither team is able to gain the advantage early but Guevara actually vlogs during the match and starts hitting on Brandi at ringside. Brandi snatches his phone and walks away. Allin then crashes into Guevara with a Flying Hip Attack sending him into the barricade.

Cody and Allin both dive onto Guevara and Spears with Tope Suicidas.

Allin rolls Spears up but eats a knee from Guevara. Guevara hits a Snap Suplex for a nearfall. Guevara hits a Ghetto Stomp for another nearfall. Guevara bets Spears that he can’t hold Allin up for 10 seconds in a Delayed Suplex. He does it but then double or nothing Guevara bets he can do it for 15 seconds.

Guevara lifts Allin up and hits it for another nearfall. Spears bets he can do it for 20 seconds but this time Spears rolls him up for a nearfall. Spears goes for another suplex but Allin counters it into a Suplex of his own. Guevara goes for a Shooting Star Press but Allin moves and tags in Cody.

Cody hits a Beautiful Disaster on Spears and a Snap Powerslam on Guevara for a nearfall. Cody hits the Cody Cutter on Guevara for another nearfall. Cody puts Guevara in a Sharpshooter but Spears runs in and Cody locks him in the Figure Four.

Guevara breaks it up with a Shooting Star Press and then he goes for a Springboard Cutter of his own only to eat a Crossrhodes from Cody. Spears pulls Cody out and tosses him over the barricade where the heels nearby beat him down.

Cody hits a Diving Moonsault off the top on Spears before tagging out. Allin hits a Diving Missile Dropkick on Spears and Guevara. He hits a Springboard Senton onto both of them as well and then sends both to the floor. Allin hits a Tope Suicida onto Guevara and then goes for one on Spears but Spears catches him and tosses him into the barricade.

Spears hangs Allin up on the barricade and Guevara dives off the apron with a Missile Dropkick to the back of Allin. Cody hits a Tope Suicida onto Spears and Guevara. Back in the ring, Cody walks into a C4 from Spears. On the outside Guevara and Spears double team Cody as Allin climbs the field goal post and dives off with a Coffin Drop onto both of them!

Allin rolls Spears into the ring and sets up for a Coffin Drop but Guevara cuts him off and tosses Guevara to the floor. Cody climbs up and hits a Reverse Superplex on Guevara only for Spears to hit Cody with a Frog Splash when he lands! Guevara tosses Spears a chair but Allin pulls I away from him. Guevara pulls the chair from Allin and Spears rolls him up for the pin!

Winners: Guevara & Spears

After the match, Cody tries to check on Allin but eats a Forearm Smash from him.