The Dynamite opening aired and then pyro shot off on the stage. Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Taz were on commentary.
Darby Allin vs. Ricky Starks
Starks brought a bodybag to the ring with Darby’s name on it. In between entrances, a black and white video aired with a man telling Starks that Allin would remind him of how much of a bitch he really is.
Starks applied an early armbar that Starks broke by reaching the ropes. They went to the apron where Allin suplexed Starks, who fell to the floor. Allin performed a suicide dive. Allin stood on the apron and grabbed the hand of Starks and then became distracted.
Brian Cage walked to the ring. As Cage climbed through the ropes, Will Hobbs ran out and ended up fighting with Cage to the back. Allin grabbed the hand of Starks again, but Starks had recovered pulled him from the apron, causing Allin to take a bump on the floor.
Taz recalled his attempts to give Allin some friendly advice and said Allin essentially spat in his face. Back inside the ring, Starks went on the offensive and picked up a couple of near falls. Starks set up for his finisher, but Allin slipped out and performed a nice sunset bomb for a near fall.
Allin caught Starks in a Fujiwara armbar. Starks reached for the ropes, but Allin hooked his arm and then locked his fingers. Starks managed to get his head under the bottom rope to break the hold.
Allin performed a cutter and then went for a springboard move, but Starks caught him with a spear in mid-air that led to a good near fall. Starks placed Allin in a seated position on the top rope. Starks set up for a top rope version of his finisher, but Allin fought his way free and knocked Starks into the ring. Allin performed a Coffin Drop and got the win…
Winner: Darby Allin
Ross, Excalibur, and Taz checked in. Ross noted that Tony Schiavone was setting up for an interview. They ran through the show’s lineup…
Cody made his entrance as we go to commercial.
Dasha interviews Cody in the ring and asks Cody how he is feeling and talks about a lesson he learned from Al Snow when he was training about never wrestling injured. He said that wrestlers, pre-pandemic, shook hands constantly and it was always believed that it was for respect, but he said it’s because wrestlers need each other. Cody talks about the shame he felt from losing the TNT Title in three minutes and then talks about working on the new TBS show he is going to be a part of.
Cody says he started asking himself who he was and says, “I’m the guy that got beat in three minutes.” Cody says that while he was gone heard the typical wrestling promos from people claiming to be the “future” and the “ace” of AEW. Cody says the only people with a claim to being the “ace” of AEW is the World Champion, the TNT Champion and the Women’s Champion.
Cody refuses the Dog Collar Match and says the optics of a match that bloody and violent, as Executive Vice President of AEW, he has to turn it down. Cody starts to walk away but comes back but says his “no” is actually “no regrets” and says it will go down next week!
Brodie Lee comes out and starts brawling with Cody as wrestlers and officials separate them. The Dark Order comes out and Brandi Rhodes ends up running out and hitting a Somersault Plancha over the top onto the Dark Order. Anna Jay attacks her from behind and they start brawling. Nyla Rose randomly pops another wrestler at ringside and they start brawling, too. Every time wrestlers separate Brodie and Cody they break away and start fighting again.
Tony Schiavone interviews FTR backstage and they say they did Best Friends a favor last week by not accepting their challenge because they’re just backyarders that aren’t ready for that. Cash says that SCU are a different story because they are world class athletes. Tony asks about The Young Bucks but Dax says every show they’ve had they blew it. “If it’s because Dave Meltzer loves them and throws them all the stars then yeah they deserve it,” Dax says of the Bucks getting a shot. Matt Jackson then kicks Tony in the face and walks away!
Dasha is with SCU and they say it’s time for them to get back their titles and they guarantee a win. As they walk away Shawn Spears stops and wishes them luck. Back to commercial.
FTR vs. Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian
The match had a 20-minute time limit as part of the FTR “brush with greatness.”
Kazarian and Dax kick things off against one another and mat wrestle for a few minutes before their partners tag in. Page questions that Kenny Omega really wants to go on a singles run.
Cash and Sky chain wrestle some and then they speed things up and both run the ropes. Cash hits the mat hard and acts like Daniels tripped him causing the referee to throw him out. Sky hits a beautiful Flying Cross Body out of the corner for a nearfall and then tags Kazarian back in. SCU hits a Double Backdrop and clothesline to Dax sending him to the floor. They backdrop Cash over the top on top of Cash after that.
Kazarian goes for a Sliding Dropkick but FTR moves out of the way only to eat a Somersault Plancha from Sky! In the ring, Sky gets a nearfall on Cash but Dax pulls him out and baits him into a clothesline from Cash as he came around the corner.
Sky is double teamed in the heel corner but manages to catch Dax with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Sky hits a Russian Leg Sweep on Cash after he tagged in and then makes the hot tag to Kaz as Dax tags in, as well. Kazarian hits a series of clotheslines and a spinning heel kick. He nails Cash with a Guillotine Leg Drop in the ropes and then a HBK Flying Forearm on Dax. He catches a charging Cash and back flips him into a Moonsault on his own partner!
Kaz rolls Dax up but Cash blind tags him and walks right into a Bridging Northern Light Suplex from Kaz for a nearfall. Kaz hits a Fisherman’s Suplex for another nearfall. Kaz goes for a German Suplex but Dax stops his partner from going up and then hits a Diving Sunset Flip off the top capped off with a Dropkick at the same time from Cash for a nearfall.
Dax goes for a Backslide on Kaz but Kaz kicks Cash causing him to flip over and tag Sky. Kaz hit as German Suplex on Dax allowing Sky to stack him up for a nearfall. Sky hits a Flying Cross Body on Dax for a nearfall and then he and Kaz hit Stereo Slingshot Cutters on both members of FTR for another nearfall.
Kaz and Cash tag in and then Kaz eats a series of forearms from FTR and then a Powerbomb from Dax and a Dragon Suplex from Cash for a nearfall. Cash goes up top put Kaz shoves Dax into his partner causing Cash to crotch himself on top turnbuckle. Kaz goes up with him for a Superplex but Cash counters into a Sunset Flip attempt. Kaz blocks it but then Dax dives off the top with a Cross Body at the same time only for Kaz to reverse it into a Powerslam in midair for a nearfall!
Sky tags in and rolls Cash up for a nearfall and then a La Magistral Cradle for another nearfall. Sky rolls Cash up a third time but Tully grabs Cash and keeps him from being rolled up. The referee kicks his hands away and Sky gets another nearfall. Sky hits a Vertical Suplex but Cash rolls out to the apron to get away. Sky attempts to Suplex him back in but Tully trips him and then holds his leg down as Cash gets the pin!
Excalibur announces that an eight-man single-elimination tournament will begin soon with the finals taking place at Full Gear. The first three entrants are announced as Rey Fenix, Jungle Boy and Kenny Omega. When Omega is announced, Page gets pissed and storms off from the announce table.
Chris Jericho vs. Isiah Kassidy
Private Party and Matt Hardy made their entrance. Chris Jericho made his entrance accompanied by Inner Circle members Santana, Ortiz, Jake Hager, and Sammy Guevara. Jericho brought his bat out with him. Ross hyped Jericho’s 30th Anniversary celebration for next week’s show.
Jericho pie-faced Kassidy in a sign of disrespect. When Jericho turned around to gloat, Kassidy went after him and went on the offensive.
Kassidy used an Oklahoma Roll to pick up an early near fall. Ross noted that the move was used by his childhood hero Danny Hodge. The wrestlers ended up at ringside a short time later and ended up in the spectator wrestler section. Luther clotheslined Jericho over the barricade and back to ringside.
Kassidy performed a corkscrew dive from the ring onto Jericho, Hager, and Guevara. Kassidy rolled Jericho back inside the ring and then performed a Swanton Bomb for a good near fall. Kassidy ran the ropes and Jericho pressed him into the air and then slammed him down going into a PIP break.
We are back and Jericho hits a Vertical Suplex and then he distracts the referee so that Hager can attack Kassidy from the outside. Jericho goes for a Running Bulldog but Kassidy hangs him up in the corner. Kassidy hits a series of clotheslines and then a Spinning Enziguri. Kassidy hits a Springboard Flipping Stunner for a nearfall. Jericho backdrops Kassidy over the top to the apron and then goes for his Springboard Dropkick but Kassidy sidesteps it and hits a Springboard Stunner for another nearfall.
Kassidy hits a series of forearms but then eats a Forearm Smash from Jericho. Jericho goes for the Lionsault but Kassidy gets his knees up and hits his own Lionsault for a close nearfall! Kassidy hits a Codebreaker on Jericho for another nearfall. Kassidy goes for a springboard move but flies right into the Judas Effect for the pin!
Winner: Chris Jericho
The Inner Circle swarm Kassidy after the match but Matt Hardy chases them off with a chair. Jericho attacks Luther at ringside and Hager attacks Serpentico as Excalibur talks about Jericho and Luther’s history together in Japan.
Miro and Kip Sabian are hanging out at an arcade when that doofus Billy Mitchell – who claims to be the world record holder in Pac-Man – starts playing Miro in a game and offers to help him with the Bachelor party.
FTR tells Best Friends that the midcard has a spot for backyarders like them but not the top of the card where they reside. Best Friends act like they are going to punch them and FTR flinch causing Orange Cassidy to call them “weenies.”
Orange Cassidy vs. “10”
10 catches Cassidy with a Fall Away Slam to start things off for a nearfall. He whips OC into the corner and connects with a Running Clothesline followed by a Delayed Vertical Suplex for another nearfall. OC rolls 10 up but then eats a Spinebuster.
OC rolls to the apron and 10 Big Boots him to the floor and then tosses him into the barricade. As the Dark Order mocks Best Friends, OC hits a Plancha onto them on the outside. Back in the ring, Cassidy goes for a Flying Cross Body but 10 catches him in midair only for OC to connect with a Satellite DDT and the Orange Punch! OC hits the Beach Break for the pin!
MJF comes into the Inner Circle’s locker room with a gift for Jericho and it’s a bunch of jackets for the members but leaves Sammy out. MJF says it wasn’t intentional but Sammy asks him what the hell he is doing and Jericho reiterates it. MJF says he is just there to congratulate Jericho on his win. Jericho asks MJF if he wants to join the Inner Circle but MJF asks Jericho if he wants him to join. They do the Bugs Bunny thing back and forth until Wardlow and Hager get annoyed with each other. Jericho thanks MJF for the gifts and MJF congratulates Jericho on 30 years in the business. As MJF leaves, Sammy starts to call him a loser but Jericho cuts him off and says, “perhaps he’s not.” Back to commercial.
Britt Baker vs. Red Velvet
Baker takes Velvet down early on but Velvet comes back with an Armdrag only for Baker to use a Headscissors to counter and put Velvet in a Butterfly submission. Baker goes for a Hip Toss but Velvet counters with an Armdrag only for Baker to reverse into an Armbar. Baker transitions into a Hammerlock and then catches Velvet with a Back Elbow.
Baker hits the ropes but eats a Leg Lariat from Velvet. Velvet hits a Mysterio-like Wheelbarrow Bulldog for a nearfall. Baker forearms Sky and then hits a Hammerlock Clothesline. Baker hits a Butterfly Suplex and then Curb Stomps her into the ropes. Baker chokes Velvet in the ropes and then hits a Slingblade. Baker hits a Superkick followed by a Swinging Fisherman’s Neckbreaker. Baker hits a Curb Stomp for the pin.
Winner: Britt Baker
After the match Baker puts Velvet in the Lockjaw.
Eddie Kingston walked to the ring with his arm around referee Bryce Remsburg while Pentagon Jr. and Fenix followed, as we go to commercial.
We are back and Kingston said he did not tap out to Jon Moxley’s bulldog choke. Kingston said Moxley was so pissed that he called Tony Khan and now he gets to choose who Moxley fights. Kingston said he had to talk to someone he thought was his friend.
Kingston asked Remsburg why he called for the bell when he never heard him quit last week. Remsburg was unresponsive. He said they are friends at home, but in the ring it’s work and it’s his job to protect Kingston from himself. Kingston, Pentagon, and Fenix started to surround Remsburg, but they were interrupted.
Jon Moxley made his entrance and brought a barbwire baseball bat to the ring with him. The heels fled to ringside. Kingston mocked Moxley for being a tough guy with a barbwire bat. Moxley threw the bat aside while The Butcher entered the ring behind him. Kingston told Moxley that he was fighting The Butcher, then had Remsburg call for the bell to start the match…
Jon Moxley vs. The Butcher
Butcher attacks Moxley from behind and kills him with a Big Boot and a Sidewalks Slam. This is Butcher’s first singles match in AEW. Butcher hits a series of clotheslines and then chokes Moxley in the ropes.
Butcher is still beating Moxley’s ass as we come back from the break. During the break, Butcher caught a diving Moxley with a Forearm Smash. Moxley manages to come back with a Hangman’s Neckbreaker and a Punt Kick for a nearfall. Moxley locks in a Cross Armbreaker but Butcher counters into a Half Crab. Moxley tries to roll through but Butcher beats him down.
Butcher hits a Running Powerslam for a nearfall and then immediately goes into another Half Crab. Butcher releases the hold so he can stomp on the knee and then choke Mox in the corner. Moxley fights him off and goes for the Paradigm Shift but Butcher blocks it and tries to put him in a Brock Lock but can’t put it on so instead he just puts him in Kneelock. Butcher hits a big Lariat and then tosses him to the floor. Butcher charges at Moxley but he moves and Butcher crashes into the barricade. Back in the ring, Butcher and Moxley exchange strikes and Butcher hits a Cross Body Block for a nearfall.
Butcher hits a Pump Handle Slam for a nearfall. Butcher climbs up top but Moxley gets back up and hits a Forearm Smash. Moxley hits a Superplex but Butcher catches him in a Kneelock as they hit the mat. Moxley rolls through sending Butcher into the turnbuckles. Moxley hits a Spike Piledriver but Butcher still kicks out. Moxley lifts Butcher up to the top rope and then goes for another Superplex but Butcher shoves him off and hits a Flying Cross Body Block for a close, close nearfall.
Butcher goes for a Lariat but Moxley counters into the Paradigm Shift and then locks in the Bulldog Choke for the submission.
Winner: Jon Moxley
We go to credits.