Wednesday, July 1, 2020

AEW Fyter Fest Night 1 Results - July 1, 2020

AEW Fyter Fest Night 1 Results - July 1, 2020
We are LIVE inside Daily's Place amphitheater in Jacksonville, Florida as pyro explodes and fire erupts on the entrance stage as the camera pans around the special decorated amphitheater.


Jim Ross then formally welcomes us to the show on commentary, as do The Excalibur and Tony Schiavone, all three of whom then introduce their special fourth guest announcer for AEW FYTER FEST Night 1 -- "Le Champion" himself, Chris Jericho.

The leader of the Inner Circle then makes his way out as his theme plays and even more fire pyro explodes while he makes his way over to the commentary table and begins yapping away, which should be plenty of fun as the evening progresses.

MJF & Wardlow vs. Luchasaurus & Jungle Boy

MJF tries to cut a promo while the split-screen is shown and highlights of the recent showdown between Jungle Boy and MJF is shown, as is highlights of Wardlow vs. Luchasaurus and what happened after the bout. Unfortunately, there were some production issues and MJF's mic didn't appear to work at first.

After the video highlights are shown, MJF's mic seems to have cleared up, as he cuts his "make sure to boo me even though I'm awesome" promo, taking shots at Jungle Boy and pointing out that AEW is in "a ratings war, ladies and gentlemen," bragging that this is why he is kicking off night one of AEW FYTER FEST, which of course airs live against the WWE's NXT "The Great American Bash" special on the USA Network.

Now we are treated to the ring walks of Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy. They get the pyro treatment and head down to the squared circle. The bell immediately sounds and Jungle Boy immediately goes to work on MJF as the crowd comes alive. Wardlow is already getting involved, as the action spills out to the floor and the big man bashes the Jurassic Express member head-first into the steel ring post.

Back in the ring, MJF picks up where Wardlow left off outside the ring, taking it to Jungle Boy as Jericho points out there will be limited commercials on tonight's broadcast, much like WWE is doing for the NXT "The Great American Bash" special.

After the announcers have some fun at the expense of MJF for his bright pink ring tights, Jungle Boy finally makes the tag. Luchasaurus gets the hot tag and comes in blasting everyone in sight while "Le Champion" continuously refers to the big man of Jurassic Express as "Godzilla."

Luchasaurus continues to dominate the action until Jungle Boy tags in and hits two or three tope suicida's through the ropes onto MJF on the floor, finishing with a final splash from the ring over the top-rope to Maxwell Jacob Friedman on the floor. Wardlow then attacks Jungle Boy, yanking him out to the floor, however Luchasaurus then sprints and hits a crazy big-man dive out to Wardlow on the floor. The fans erupt for that one.

The action returns to the ring, with Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy hitting a unique double-team "cutter" for a near fall that Wardlow ended up breaking up. We get an F-10, however it doesn't hit, and a wicked Poison-Rana elicits an insane Road Warrior pop from the foursome at the announcers desk, as J.R., Schiavone, Excalibur -- and especially "Le Champion" -- completely explode on commentary.

A Super Canadian Destroyer hits for Jurassic Express, prompting a "Happy Canada Day" from "Le Champion." Now Marko Stunt gets involved in the action, which prompts J.R. to point out that he could get his team disqualified. He doesn't. A low-blow from MJF leads to another close near fall, however the Jurassic Express duo avoid getting finished there, and the action continues, as the announce team continue to lose their minds calling the action with great enthusiasm.

The Dynamite Diamond Ring comes into play, however he hits the wrong guy, as MJF was scolding Wardlow when he was hit from behind and the two clashed together, with the ring decking the wrong man as the hand MJF had the ring on was kicked into Wardlow's face.

This leads to Luchasaurus hitting his finisher and Jungle Boy following-up with a cool splash for the pin fall victory in an excellent AEW FYTER FEST night 1 opening contest.

Winners: Luchasaurus & Jungle Boy

We return from the action to an angle being shot to set up a match for next week's special AEW FYTER FEST Night 2 event, as "The Murderhawk Monster" Lance Archer is involved in a pull-apart.

A Puppy Battle Royal is also announced for next week's AEW FYTER FEST Night 2 special from Daily's Place amphitheater in Jacksonville, FL.

AEW Women's World Championship
Penelope Ford (w/ Kip Sabian) vs. Hikaru Shida (c)


The referee holds up the AEW Women's World Championship belt as the first title match of the two-week AEW FYTER FEST extravaganza is about to get underway. Before the bell sounds, however, the referee is making Kip Sabian leave the ringside area. He then also makes Shida get rid of her trademark kendo stick.

The bell then sounds and Shida sprints at Ford and blasts her with a running flying knee right off-the-bat. Ford recovers and moments later blasts Shida with a big move and immediately rolls her up for a close near fall. The action now spills out to the floor, as Ford reverses Shida and slams her face-first into the ring apron before whipping her into the steel barricade with authority.

Ford rolls back in the ring to break up the referee's ten count and returns to Shida, who catches her coming in and slams her on the ring apron before running and blasting her with another running knee to the grill on the floor.

The match now returns to the ring. As the pace settles down a bit, it is Ford who is in a clear offensive lead. The announcers talk about Ford having an impressive showing against the champion without Kip Sabian being a factor on any level as he has been kicked out and banned from ringside. Big Swole is shown over-reacting a bit in the crowd, leading to some jokes from the announcers. Speaking of the announcers, they lead us into a mid-match commercial break as Shida starts fighting back.

As the bout continues, Shida ends up hitting a Falcon Arrow, however it isn't enough to finish off Ford. Kip Sabian ends up running out and hitting a kendo stick shot behind the referee's back, but again it doesn't lead to the finish. Shida hits aniother Falcon Arrow -- still not enough. Eventually, a final finisher from Shida does get her the win in what Chris Jericho described the best match he has seen in months.

Winner and STILL AEW Women's World Champion: Hikaru Shida

Taz is shown in a pre-taped video package / vignette, where he once again breaks down and analyzes in great detail, the punishing offense and wide-variety of dangerous suplexes that Brian Cage utilizes in his matches. The video was designed to once again further hype up the advertised AEW World Championship showdown between current title-holder Jon Moxley and Brian Cage for next week's AEW FYTER FEST Night 2 special. After the video package, we head to another commercial break.

TNT Championship
Jake Hager vs. "The American Nightmare" Cody (c)


The bell sounds and here we go. The announcers, especially Jericho, put over the MMA status of Hager, touting his undefeated record in Bellator MMA and how he is an intimidating man that all should fear.

The action gets underway now in a big way as these two collide with great intensity. There are some shifts in momentum early on, and once the action settles in, it is Cody who jumps off to an early lead. He goes for the Figure-Four leg-lock multiple times, and eventually gets it, but Hager escapes.

After that, Hager completely and totally takes over the offensive picture in this one, dominating "The American Nightmare" as the action spills out to the floor and he slams Cody down with great emphasis on the hard floor. Hager continues to dominate the action as Jericho reminds fans to stay tuned to the split-screen commercial break, during which, Hager and his wife take a break and talk right to the camera, wishing "Mox and Renee" well.

Back in the ring, the big man of the Inner Circle slams Cody down and drops a big elbow before attempting a cover that only gets two. He chokes Cody now on the middle ring ropes as he taunts him to the fans watching around ringside.

We return from the break and we see Arn Anderson stop Hager from using the ring post as a weapon, only to get involved himself. Cody takes back over and rolls Hager into the ring. The fans start clapping and chanting "Cody! Cody!" as Cody breaks the grip of Hager with his head to break himself free. He goes to the top-rope and hits a leaping top-rope cutter. Afterwards, both men are down and highlights are shown while the announcers put that spot over strong on commentary.

Now both guys make it back to their feet and Hager immediately charges around the ring, however Cody is like a Matador to Hager's bull, avoiding the MMA monster's offensive onslaught and even using Hager's own momentum against him with a catch-powerslam that would make Dustin "Goldust" Rhodes very proud.

Cody continues his hot streak on offense for a few moments, however Hager eventually cuts it short and is back to rag-dolling his smaller opposition. Hager goes for the running Vader-Bomb, however Cody gets both boots up and Hager lands right into them. Cody capitalizes with a nice follow-up move for a pin attempt that only gets him two while the announcers point out the time limit in this TNT Championship contest.

"The American Nightmare" heads to the top rope, however Hager recovers and yanks Cody off, throwing him with great momentum before he crashes down to the mat with intensity. After the massive top-rope throw spot, Hager covers Cody, however "The American Nightmare" kicks out at two.

Hager now grabs the leg of Cody and gets him in the Ankle Lock submission. Cody screams out in pain and out of desparation, finally claws and crawls his way to the ropes to force the hold to be broken. After it is, Hager's wife slaps Cody. Cody turns around into a big move from Hager. Cody goes for Cross Rhodes, but Hager reverses it. Hager goes for the head-and-arm choke, however Cody avoids it and counters and pins Hager. Cody retains. Hager thinks he won, so he's pissed.

As Dustin Rhodes and Arn Anderson tend to Cody in the ring and his music plays, Hager ends up attacking the referee. A bunch of officials run down to try and calm things down. We see Hager's wife walking around the ring, joining her man Jake on the entrance ramp as they finally head to the back.

Winner and STILL TNT Champion: Cody

We are then treated to the latest from the charismatic Darby Allin, as a new black-and-white pre-taped video package / vignette airs showing the AEW star doing some skateboarding after talking on the phone and getting upset when someone tells him he can't do anything right now. This leads to a mini-music video style video package in black-and-white playing. Afterwards, we head back to a commercial break.

Proud -N- Powerful vs. Private Party (w/ Matt Hardy)

When we return from the break, we hear the familiar theme of The Best Friends, as "Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy makes his way out. Cassidy goes over to the commentary table and grabs a chair, leading to "Le Champion" thinking he's going to try and attack him. Instead, "Freshly Squeezed" unfolds the chair and takes a seat next to the announcers, but remains silent. Jericho loses his cool, but promises to keep it together and do his job as guest commentator.

The bell sounds and here we go. The Proud -N- Powerful member shows his arrogance, allowing his opponent to have a free shot. They take it and then hit a big dive spot on the floor. Santana is getting beat down here in the early goings. Jericho reminds us to look out for the Unique Hash-Tag for a potential AEW prize pack during the next split-screen commercial break.

Ortiz tags in and takes over, applying what Excalibur calls an Grounded Octopus Squeeze, which prompts Jericho to mock him for making up that name seconds before it came out of his mouth. On that note, we head to a split-screen commercial break while Santana & Ortiz take over the offense in this tag-team bout.

When we return from the break the action is in full swing, as the pace picks up and things appear to be settling into the finish. That's exactly what happens, as Private Party hit their double-team top-rope finisher from opposite ends of the ring for the 1-2-3 and the big win here at AEW FYTER FEST Night 1.

Winners: Private Party

After the match, the announcers refer to Orange Cassidy still beated quietly seated next to them, as he was throughout the entire tag-team match. Finally, "Le Champion" snaps and throws a drink in Cassidy's face after getting extra annoyed by Private Party walking over to dance in celebration of their victory over Jericho's Inner Circle tag-team. This leads to Cassidy standing up from his chair, as does Jericho, and the two begin going at each other until Private Party and a bunch of other wrestlers and officials hit the scene to break things up.

Backstage, the AEW eye-candy broadcast team member is standing by with the AEW World Tag-Team Champions from The Elite -- "Hangman" Adam Page and Kenny Omega. Page praises The Best Friends, but closes by saying the word "deserve" will go away when they enter the ring tonight. Omega then concludes the pre-match promo segment with a couple of slick words before doing the gun salute to the sky and thanking the interviewer in response to her thanking them for their time.

AEW Fyter Fest Night 2 Run-Down

Nyla Rose in action next week, and she has a surprise. Also announced is Lance Archer vs. Joey Janela, a six-man with The Dark Order, Private Party faces winner of tonight's Kenny Omega & Hangman Page vs. Best Friends match for the AEW tag-titles, The Young Bucks & FTR vs. The Lucha Bros & The Butcher & The Blade.

AEW Fight For The Fallen 2 Announcement

Also, it is announced that in two weeks on Wednesday, July 15th at AEW Fight For The Fallen Jon Moxley will go one-on-one with Brian Cage with the AEW World Championship on-the-line.

This brings out "The Human Suplex Machine" Taz and Brian Cage to the ring to react to the big news.

Taz talks about Cage's title shot being delayed a bit, saying he bets everyone assumes they're pissed. He says he doesn't care that Moxley played the political game and got things postponed. "The Human Suplex Machine" then broaches the subject by saying he's worried for the health and safety of the fellow AEW wrestlers. He claims Moxley has been tested twice and came up negative, and if he were to bring his ass to AEW next week in Jacksonville, he'd be tested again and would know -- because they don't run a sloppy shop at AEW (bang bang, shoot shoot at WWE!) He calls Moxley scared being at home on his couch and says Cage is going to beat Moxley's dumb ass. He closes by asking us, "Who better than Brian Cage to be the AEW World Heavyweight Champion."

AEW World Tag-Team Championship
Kenny Omega & Hangman Page vs. The Best Friends


We return from the break to the groovy tunes of The Best Friends (you know, bow-chica-bow-chica-bow-chica .. BEST-FRIENDS!) as Chuck Taylor and Trent B. make their way out as Momma Sue (Trent's mother) drives them to the ring -- literally.

Back in the ring, Page fights off both opponents, fallaway slam on Trent, kip-up, splashes down on Taylor on the floor. He runs back into the ring and lands a big lariat on Trent. Omega on the top rope, big missile dropkick, fisherman's buster on Trent, cover, two. Trent with a running knee on Omega, then tags in Taylor. Chuck hits a spike piledriver, cover, Page breaks it up. Taylor lands some knees, but Omega hits a snap dragon suplex. Trent tags himself in and eats the same move. Taylor then takes another one! Both guys slumping in the corner, Page tags in and hits an assisted german suplex. Pop-up powerbomb on Trent, Omega with a knee to the back of the head, cover, two.

Last call attempt, Trent dodges, Omega pulled out of the ring. Taylor and Trent hit strong zero! Omega breaks up the pin though. Omega with v-trigger, tries for one winged angel, nope, Taylor with a big piledriver, Omega rolls to the floor. Best Friends with a hug. Taylor takes a boot from Page. Page with a rolling elbow on Trent, and then another one. Page tries for a roll-up, but Trent sits down on Page for a two-count. Page hits deadeye, cover, two-count. Buckshot lariat crushes Trent, cover, 1-2-3.

Winners: Hangman Page and Kenny Omega

Post-match, FTR walks to the ring and offer up some drinks to the champions. Page takes it and has some. Omega takes it and toasts FTR, but he ends up pouring out the beer. FTR doesn't appreciate that, but Matt and Nick Jackson run out to try and calm things down. Matt tries to tell them Kenny doesn't drink beer. The last shot is Omega, Matt, and Nick on one side jawing away while FTR and Page are on the other.

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