Wednesday, April 29, 2020

AEW Dynamite Results - April 29, 2020

AEW Dynamite Results - April 29, 2020
Recap is shown of Cody vs. Darby Allin's first match at Fyter Fest that went to a draw.



Allin says he will do whatever it takes to win the title, Cody says he's currently ranked number one, but can't challenge for the AEW World Championship, making this tournament that much more important. Cody says they respect each other, but there won't be any respect going into this match.

- Chris Jericho and Tony Schiavone welcome us into tonight's show and run down the card. Both semi-final matches will go down. AEW World Champion Jon Moxley will speak. We'll see some more of The Bubbly Bunch, Shawn Spears in action, as well as Brodie Lee vs. Marko Stunt, and Best Friends vs. Jimmy Havoc and Kip Sabian in a No DQ / No Count-Out Match. Finally, an injury update on MJF and Wardlow will again be in action.

Cody vs. Darby Allin (TNT Championship Tournament Match)

Shawn Spears is at ringside and looks annoyed as Cody makes his way out to the ring. Allin looks for a shoulder tackle, Cody doesn't move. Cody with a headlock, shoulder tackle, cover, not even a one-count. Both try for a pin, no luck, Cody looks to bridge out and tweaks his knee a bit. Both end up on the floor, Cody tosses Allin into the apron, then stares over at Spears. Allin launches himself at Cody, ends up going straight into Brandi because Cody moves out of the way, sending her into the barricade. He goes to check on Brandi and Cody drops him. Billy Gunn helps Brandi to the back as Cody continues to beat up Allin inside the ring.

Cody with a delayed flapjack, jackknife pin, two-count. Surfboard stretch applied to Allin, he flips around for a pin, one-count, and Cody is right back on him with kicks. and punches. Cody lifts and drops Allin down on the top rope, tries for a couple pin attempts to no avail. Cody tries for a suplex, eats a knee to the head and Allin with a chop block to the knee. Cody up and throws a big forearm, Allin returns fire with a code red, two-count, continues to work over the knee. Cody finally gets out of the ring and ends up getting smacked in the head with a shoe by Britt Baker (ref didn't see it). Allin goes out to the floor and throws Cody back in the ring, yet another chop block.

When we return from the break this time, we see both guys charging at and colliding into each other. They follow that up with a double clothesline, with each man knocking the other down. They are slow to get up, but they beat referee Aubrey Edwards' count and now the action continues in this TNT Championship Tournament Semi-Final contest.

Cody with a release suplex and a step-up enzugiri kick, which Jericho calls The Disaster Kick. Cody takes the weight belt off, ala Hollywood Hulk Hogan in WCW, however he decides against it, instead opting to take Aubrey Edwards' advice and throw it out of the ring.

Allin ends up blasting Cody with his own finishing move, blasting him with the Cross-Rhodes out of the blue for a close near fall. Allin now looking for Cody's own Figure-Four Leg-Lock submission finisher. He gets it. Cody is yelling out in pain as Allin tightens up the hold.

We see a still hurt Brandi slowly making her way back to the ring with a bottle of water. As she goes to hand it to him, Allin takes it and smashes it over Cody's head. Cody takes Allin down with a clothesline moments later and now both guys are down as the fans in attendance break out in a dueling "Let's Go Cody!" and "Let's Go Darby!" chants.

Allin is flying all over the place now with high spots, however he goes for one too many, as Cody catches him coming off the ropes with a Cross-Rhodes. He covers him, but Allin manages to kick out at two. Cody slaps his knee to test its' durability before heading up to the top rope backwards. Cody comes sailing off the top with a Coffin Drop, but Allin had it scouted and avoids it, getting the knees up just in time.

Now he goes up to the top and hits his own Coffin Drop. As he falls backwards on the pin, Cody rolls him up and steals the pin. With the win, Cody advances to the finals of the TNT Championship Tournament, where he meets the winner of tonight's other Semi-Final between Dustin Rhodes and Lance Archer. After the match we head back to another commercial break.

Winner and ADVANCING to the TNT Championship Tournament Finals: Cody

- Vignette of Scorpio Sky talking about joining up with Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels to make SCU. Sky said he was happy to join up, but didn't want to be just the third guy after they had been working together for a long time. He said that changed when the "worst town" bit came together. Says they have been a big part of his growth as a performer. We see clips of Sky getting a shot at Chris Jericho when he was the AEW World Champion. Sky says he doesn't want to be good or great, "I want to be a f---ing legend."

- MJF at home, says he was able to rehab his severe hangnail, not only heal up, but "over heal" and have the strong nail in the world, according to his doctor. MJF says he was ready to come back to the ring, and got ready for his return. While shaving, he nicked his neck and can't return. MJF takes his scarf off and reveals a neck break. MJF says he was totally ready to jump on a germ infested plane and wrestle in front of six or seven of his peers who he totally respects. MJF says he'll be back though and be that light to lead the way.

Wardlow vs. Musa

Wardlow immediately goes to work on his opponent, tossing him around the ring. Wardlow picks him up, but Musa gets down and punches Wardlow right in the face. He tries for another, but eats a knee to the midsection. Musa with a springboard kick that stuns Wardlow. Wardlow picks Musa up and jams him into the corner. Wardlow then puts him on the top rope, grabs him by the throat and drags him right down into a high knee strike. Wardlow hits twisting F-5 for the 1-2-3.

Winner: Wardlow

We return from a break with the latest edition of The Bubbly Bunch, which as usual features the members of The Inner Circle -- Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Sammy Guevara, Santana and Ortiz all having fun, clowning around from their homes on camera like a Saturday Night Live "SNL At Home" sketch from one of the past two Saturday night's shows on NBC.

This week we see the guys goofing around before talking about a Manitoba Melee, which features the gang pretend-fighting the camera, with each guy selling the offense. We get cameos from Kevin Smith, Gabriel Iglesias, Virgil, Vickie Guerrero and others.

Jimmy Havoc & Kip Sabian vs. Best Friends

Havoc and Sabian waste no time getting things started, attacking Chuckie T. and Trent before they take their entrance gear off. The bell sounds as the brawl continues, culminating with The Best Friends hitting some cool dives onto the heel duo on the floor.

Havoc grabs a steel chair and ala Sabu in ECW, throws it into Orange Cassidy's face. The brawl with the four men in the match continues at ringside outside the ring, with more weapons being brought into play from under the ring.

We see a slam onto a steel chair and another big dive from the ring to the floor, as well as a heel smashing on the floor and Jericho explaining that it's one of the worst injuries a wrestler can sustain and still work through. As the action resumes inside the squared circle, a ladder is thrown into the ring.

The ladder, which is smaller than most used in wrestling, is wedged under the top rope and above the middle rope in the corner of the ring. Havoc smashes one of the Best Friends into the chair face-first from the ring mat flying north at rapid-speed. Havoc and Sabian show some good double-team offense now as they isolate one opponent in the ring and beat him down with every weapon in sight.

Trent finally starts fighting back, but his comeback is cut extremely short as Havoc and Sabian double-team him to cut him off. Kip opens up a chair and sets it in the corner of the ring. He kicks Trent and knocks him down seated in the chair. Nothing happens as the other members of the match get involved as the action gets more chaotic.

The Best Friends do an Edge & Christian style Con-Chair-To, however instead of each guy swinging the chair from opposite sides of one mans head, they instead each threw their chairs into the dome of Sabian. The Best Friends are now in firm control of the bout for the first time in a while. Chuckie T. wedges a chair in the corner the same way the midget ladder was earlier in the bout. Sabian throws Chuckie T. head-first into the chair before turning around into a Tornado DDT from Trent.

Trent is now laid out on an opened up ladder sitting sideways in the ring. Sabian comes flying off the ropes with a double stomp while he's laying on the ladder. Ouch. Penelope Ford finally gets involved for the first time in the bout, providing the save for her man at a crucial point deep into the match.

Orange Cassidy gets involved now, giving Havoc a receipt for throwing the chair in his face earlier by taking him out. Ford goes to kick him but kicks her own man. Now she spears the wrong man when Orange moves again on the floor. Orange climbs to the top and is knocked off into the heels on the ground. In the ring, Chuck hits a big move for the pin. The Best Friends music plays, as they pick up a hard-earned win in this exciting No DQ/No Countout match.

Winners: Best Friends

A vignette of Britt Baker at her dental office is shown. It almost is done in a MTV Cribs style. Her makeup artist Rebel, who she calls “Reba,” gets annoyed with her and Baker gets pissed at her too. This is Rebel of TNA/Impact fame. She makes Rebel do another take of her interview with a ton of praise about her.

She has a list of things that are “not okay” that includes glasses wearers, fat people, wannabes and people with a snaggle tooth. A picture of Tony Schiavone is shown for every one of those things.

Shawn Spears vs. Baron Black

Black takes Spears down and puts him in a headlock. Spears rolls him over and elbows him in the face. Spears lights Baron up with chops but Baron answers with chops of his own. Spears hits a Spinebuster and then hits him with a series of right hands.

Spears hits a Vertical Suplex but Baron counters a second one and hits a European Uppercut. Black hits a Spinning Backfist but then runs into a boot from Spears followed by the C4. Spears puts Black in a Sharpshooter for the submission.

Winner: Shawn Spears

Taz breaks down Archer’s Blackout.

In a promo, Marko Stunt talks about the beatings he’s taken of late and says that he can take a lot more than what’s been dished out to him.

Marko Stunt vs. "The Exalted One" Brodie Lee

Brodie tosses Marko around as the match starts and then kills him with a Big Boot. Brodie stands on Marko’s head and then tosses him clear across the ring. Marko attempts a Tope Suicida to the outside but Brodie catches him and then tosses him again before killing him with a Big Boot.

In the ring, Lee goes for a Suplex but Marko lands on his feet and then dives off the top right into a disgusting Black Hole Slam. Brodie hits a Pop-Up Powerbomb for the pin.

Winner: Brodie Lee

In a video package, Jon Moxley talks about how quickly things can change. He says eight weeks ago he was celebrating his World Title win sweaty and bleeding in a sea of fans and it seems like an eternity ago. Moxley says that hopefully he’ll be able to do that once again soon but right now it’s good time to think about the things he should be thankful for.

Moxley says he’s thankful for his wife and DDTs on steel chairs. “They didn’t teach that at Oklahoma did they bitch,” Moxley says directed at Hager. He says he’s most thankful that he’s going to be live on Dynamite next week. Moxley says that anyone that steps up to him does so at their own risk.

As we return from the commercial break, the announce team of Chris Jericho and Tony Schiavone run down some of the action on tap for next week's live episode of AEW Dynamite.

It is announced that MJF will make his live return, Jon Moxley will go one-on-one against SCU's Frankie Kazarian and Chris Jericho will join forces with fellow Inner Circle member Sammy Guevara as "The Sex Gods" take on "the dip-sh*ts from The Elite," according to "Le Champion" on commentary -- the team of Kenny Omega and Matt Hardy in an "Anything Goes Street Fight."

TNT Championship Tournament Semi-Finals
Dustin Rhodes vs. Lance Archer


The bell sounds and here we go. After Archer takes out someone on his way to the ring during his entrance, he knocks down his second body of the evening, blasting Dustin Rhodes, who has Brandi Rhodes in his corner by the way, with a big shot that knocks him out to the floor for a momentary breather.

Archer cuts off Dustin's drop-down punch attempt, blasting the wrestling veteran with a big shot. Dustin then fights back and hops off the apron, taking Archer off his feet on his way down outside the ring. Dustin stares down Archer from inside the ring as "The Murderhawk Monster" angrily paces back-and-forth.

He re-enters the ring and nails Dustin with a pounce shoulder-block that launches him out of the ring, nearly taking out referee Aubrey Edwards in the process. Brandi Rhodes backs up as Archer heads over to Dustin to deliver further punishment. He reaches under the ring and pulls out a steel chair. He whacks it into the ring post, which allows Dustin to take notice, givnig him time to avoid the chair shot that was coming moments later.

Regardless, Archer ends up blasting Dustin in the forehead with a massive steel chair shot as Edwards was distracted. Now we see a close-up of Dustin on the floor as blood begins to free-flow from his forehead. The camera closes in on him again as Archer throws him back into the ring. We see Dustin's entire face is now a dark red bloody crimson mask. On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial.

The bloody ass-kicking that Dustin Rhodes is suffering at the hands of "The Murderhawk Monster" continues through another segment, as we head back to another mid-match commercial break with Dustin still on the wrong end of a one-sided blood-filled beat down.

We're back from the break and after Archer enjoys some more time in the offensive driver's seat, Dustin starts to finally fight back. The Natural hits a Code Red and a Cross-Rhodes on Archer, but only gets a one-count when he attempts to pin him.

Archer starts taking over again, dominating the older veteran with vicious offense. He goes for his finisher off the top in the corner, but Dustin escapes. Archer ends up chokeslamming him for his efforts. He blasts him with a big boot when he gets back to his feet.

Now as Archer dominates the action some more and the blood continues to flow from the head of the legend, QT Marshall and Cody come down to ringside with a towel. Instead, the bout continues and Archer immediately takes Dustin out for the win. He stares down Cody with an evil look as Cody kneels over his beaten down brother while the scary monster looks down at him in a very Rocky Balboa-Ivan Drago post Drago-Apollo Creed-like moment from Rocky 4.

Winner and ADVANCING to the TNT Championship Tournament Finals: "The Murderhawk Monster" Lance Archer

Archer will now face Cody for the TNT Championship at Double or Nothing. Post-Match, Archer stares and smiles at Cody as he checks on his brother with Brandi and QT.

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