We are live from the Daily’s Place In Jacksonville, FL. as Team Taz make their way to the ring to start the show.
Taz says that the FTW Champion “The Machine” Brian Cage is about to compete right here, right now.
He then mentions that he’s a little distracted because he sees up there in the seats, “the face of the network. The new face of TNT!” He then shouts out Darby Allin, who is shown sitting in his normal seat way up in the nosebleeds. Taz delivers a warning to Allin to keep his butt on that seat “or else.” He then tells him to send a text to his buddy Cody Rhodes to let him know if he gets involved he’s going to get his ass kicked again as well.
“The Human Suplex Machine” then talks about Cage getting ready to wrestle someone who is universally respected in locker rooms across the world, and someone who gives respect, likewise, something he claims Allin and Cody do not do. He puts over Sydal a bit more and then says “let’s go! Cage and Sydal right now!”
Brian Cage (c) vs. Matt Sydal
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with our opening contest here on the post-Full Gear PPV episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT. Cage immediately jumps off to an early offensive advantage while J.R. questions Taz about his beef with Cody in specific on commentary.
After “The Machine” rag-dolls Sydal around the ring for the first couple of minutes, the former “Evan Bourne” finally starts showing signs of life, using his quickness and agility mixed with his veteran ring savvy to shift the momentum of the bout in his favor. Sydal fires away at Cage with quick chops and then he hits a crazy dive spot off the top-rope to Cage on the entrance ramp. We see replays of that now.
Back live inside the ring, Sydal goes back up to the top-rope and goes for another high spot, splashing onto Cage and continuing to add to his offensive run, with the gap widening as Sydal takes it to his larger opposition here in this week’s opening match on AEW Dynamite.
Sydal blasts Cage with repeated kicks while “The Machine” was on his knees. He continues to dominate the action, speeding up the pace of the match but losing his spot in the offensive driver’s seat moments later with one powerful match-changing shot by the FTW Champion. Sydal finally gets another hope spot and climbs to the top-rope, however he jumps off and is caught by Cage, who hits him with his Drill-Claw finisher for the pinfall victory.
Winner and STILL FTW Champion: Brian Cage
After the Match, Ricky Starks gets on the mic after the match and cuts a “the revolution will be televised” promo, noting that he vows on the life of Anita that regardless of who is ranked where in the official lists, Team Taz and Ricky Starks are going after the TNT Championship and whomever holds it, Darby Allin or anyone else.
— Cody Rhodes comes out dressed in all white and he congratulates Darby Allin on winning at Full Gear. Rhodes says that he and Arn Anderson will not be seeking a rematch at this point. He says that there is another match, another loss on his record that he wants to be vindicated from. Cody wants a rematch with MJF. A woman appears in the ring and takes the microphone away from him.
She asks Cody why he’s lying to the audience and says that her name is Jade Carhill and that she is the “total package.” She says that she has been sitting on the sidelines studying her competition and studying Cody. She says that Cody called himself the “giant killer” but there is nothing giant about him. She says that she knows a real giant and slick statements like the one Cody made echoes loud enough to “wake him.” She says the next time he feels like opening his mouth he should keep that shit to himself. She tells him to watch his back because she is nothing to be played with. She mockingly congratulates Cody on getting his name back and then says the giant that she is talking about is Shaq before walking away.
Brandi comes out and runs Jade down and tells her to shut the hell up and calls her a “bitch.” Jade slaps Brandi’s ass and Jerry Lynn runs out to separate them. Cage appears behind Cody and Powerbombs him. Starks and Cage beat Cody down until Darby Allin runs out and makes the save. Darby hits a Coffin Drop on Starks and then Rhodes and Allin take turns laying Cage out.
— After a quick video package recapping Kenny Omega’s victory over “Hangman” Adam Page at AEW Full Gear this past weekend, Marvez brings up Moxley’s victory over Eddie Kingston, noting he made him say “I Quit” and retained his title at Full Gear, but noting he wants to bring up his next title challenger, Omega. Moxley first addresses the punishment he both endured and inflicted in the “I Quit” match against Kingston at Full Gear and then moves on to address Omega. He points out that he’s already defeated Omega on a big stage once and he’s ready to do it again. He notes that eventually his luck will run out, but until then, he’s gonna keep doing what he does.
— We head back inside the Daily’s Place amphitheater in Jacksonville, FL. where we hear the commentary trio talk about the next AEW World Championship showdown scheduled between Moxley and Omega. They go on to break the news and announce that Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega II for the AEW World Championship will take place as the official main event of the December 2, 2020 episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT, calling it the biggest main event in the history of the weekly All Elite Wrestling program.
The Natural Nightmares vs. The Butcher & The Blade
The fight is immediately on straight out of the gate in this Bunkhouse Match, as all four men brawl around ringside. Two end up heading into the ring, leaving Dustin and The Butcher to duke it out on the floor at ringside.
The two brawl over to a spot where a steel chair is set up at ringside. We see Dustin hit The Final Reckoning on the chair to The Butcher. From the ring, The Blade grabs Dustin and flies out onto him, keeping the brawl feel to this match going as the war continues outside the ring. Dustin and QT set up a table.
One of the Natural Nightmares takes their boot off to use as a weapon, and now the camera shows a close-up shot of a very bloody Butcher as he recovers on the floor. As the action continues, we head to a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break.
We’re back from the break and all hell is still ensuing here inside the ring and around the ringside area. Things build to another big spot where Dustin hits a wicked bulldog on The Butcher off an elevated platform through a stack of plywood. As the camera shoots back to the action in the ring, we see both QT Marshall and The Blade completely covered in blood, with both men wearing crimson masks in what has become one of the most bloody, violent brawls on AEW Dynamite since the Parking Lot Brawl between The Best Friends and the team of Santana & Ortiz.
Things build to a spot where QT Marshall sets up an enormous Jeff Hardy-style mega-ladder inside the ring. He climbs up to the top and comes flying off with a picture-perfect “Macho Man” Randy Savage-esque flying elbow smash for a very close near fall. We see several replays of that spot and afterwards, Dustin and The Butcher re-join the other two members of the match inside the squared circle.
We see a nice DDT and then a Code Red attempt. Seconds later, The Blade takes the babyface duo down with consecutive clotheslines to the throat with a steel chain. Now per a request from The Blade, we see The Bunny slide in a steel chair to the ring. The Blade is shown with a close-up camera shot and my dear God in heaven, that dude is covered from the top of his forehead to the bottom of his chin in dark, thick blood. Bloody blood. Like really bloody-ass bloodied-up blood.
Marshall hits a Diamond Cutter on The Butcher but turns right into a DDT from The Blade. Marshall avoids hitting The Bunny, but instead, QT hits The Blade, who knocks into The Bunny, who falls off the ring apron and crashes through a table. Seconds later, Dustin hits a diamond cutter and then his finisher and scores the pinfall, earning the victory for his team and putting an end to this bloody, brutal battle.
Winners: The Natural Nightmares
— Matt Hardy talks from the Hardy Compound and says that Sammy Guevara had to be broken after what he did to him at All Out but says that Sammy can become a bigger star from here and not to squander the opportunity.
MJF & Wardlow Inner Circle Induction Hosted By “Le Champion”
We return live where we hear the familiar tune of Fozzy’s “Judas” playing as “Le Champion” Chris Jericho is introduced. The leader of the Inner Circle makes his way down to the squared circle, which is decked out for the official Inner Circle Induction of the two newest members — Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF) and Wardlow.
The fans sing along to the remainder of the song after the music plays, which “The Demo God” soaks up and then he begins speaking. He talks about tonight the fans in Jacksonville, FL. getting to witness history as he adds not only one, but two of the newest members to the Inner Circle.
On that note, Jericho introduces “The Original I.C.” now, and out comes the original founding members of the Inner Circle — Jake Hager, Santana and Ortiz. Jericho mentions each by name, including Sammy Guevara, who he then finds out is actually not here right now. He asks Santana, Ortiz and Hager where he is. They don’t seem to know. Jericho says they’ll worry about that later.
Now he goes on to introduce the two newest members to the Inner Circle — “The Ratings Ruler” MJF and Wardlow.
“I’m better than you, and you know it …” plays out of the house speakers inside Daily’s Place amphitheater in Jacksonville, FL. and out walks Friedman and Wardlow. MJF gets on the mic once in the ring and is immediately emotional. Fighting back tears and reminding us that “real men cry,” he tells the story of his life and his father giving him a small loan of just one-million dollars. He said despite those odds, he made things work out for himself.
MJF says that when he first started wrestling his father gave him a “small loan” of $1 million and he made it work despite it being so hard. MJF mocks the fans and says that his ability to handle pressure has turned him into the diamond he is today. He starts to recite some poetry that he says his “homies” in PNP will love. He recites Drake lyrics and Ortiz calls him out.
Ortiz bitches about MJF joining the group but Jericho says that he made the stipulation and MJF beat him and they are going to become unstoppable with MJF and Wardlow. He tells Ortiz that they will make it work. MJF claims to not even know who Drake is before reciting another Drake lyric.
MJF says they are also here to celebrate Jericho’s birthday as balloons fall. MJF says he has a very urgent announcement and holds up tickets saying they are going to Vegas next week. MJF say that not only are we hear to celebrate himself and Wardlow joining the Inner Circle, but he mentions that somebody has a bithday today. He mentions Chris Jericho’s birthday and leads the fans in singing Happy Birthday to the leader of the Inner Circle. Afterwards, we head to a commercial break.
— We return LIVE here on AEW Dynamite and the announce trio send things backstage, where Alex Marvez is standing by with the new AEW World Tag-Team Champions The Young Bucks.
Marvez is shown standing outside the locker room of Nick and Matt Jackson. He knocks and out comes the new AEW Tag-Team Champions, The Young Bucks. They have some fun with Marvez as well, referencing kicking him in the face the last time they saw him. They talk about the grueling battle they endured against FTR to capture the gold at Full Gear.
Now, the duo switches gears and talks about their plans now that they are the champions, which they note sounds good to their ears to hear. They then mention that they have been hearing of the up-and-coming real-life brother tag-team duo known as Top Flight. They announce that next week on AEW Dynamite, they will make the first defense of their newly won titles, as The Young Bucks vs. Top Flight will take place with the AEW Tag-Team Titles on-the-line on the Wednesday, November 18, 2020 episode of AEW Dynamite.
Shawn Spears vs. Scorpio Sky
Sky with a cross chop to Spears’ throat, but Spears throws him into the corner with some big chops in the corner. The two battle out at ringside, Sky bites Spears. Back in the ring, Sky goes up to the top, but Spears follows and launches him down to the mat.
Back and forth action, Sky looks to leap off the top rope, Spears moves out of the way. Spears looks for C4, Sky gets out of it and knocks Spears out to the floor. Sky then back in the ring and hits a crossbody splash on his opponent. Commentary putting over both guys work in AEW, noting the winner might get them in the top 5. Stairs was pulled away from the ring earlier in the match, Spears throws Sky into it, but he leaps over it.
Spears and Sky end up battling on it, Spears with a side suplex on the stairs! Back in the ring, Sky able to fight back and lock in the scorpion deathlock. Tully went to the corner and put something in Spears’ black glove. Tully gets the referee’s attention while Spears loads up his glove. Tully throws another at Sky, he tosses it to the crowd, but as he turns around, he gets popped in the face from Spears, cover, 1-2-3.
Winner: Shawn Spear
Post-match, Spears puts it in his trunks before the referee asks to check the glove.
— Backstage, Dasha attempted to talk with Kenny Omega, but said he ran off. She couldn’t get a reason as why he left the interview. We then see Alex Marvez catching up with Omega outside the venue. Marvez brings up the title match is now official with Moxley. Omega says now he has to step out of his position of being an afterthought to now being in the spotlight. Omega says Moxley has what he wants, and has taken Omega’s spot as being the face of the company. Omega says he’s heard the backstage chatter of “Where’s The Cleaner?” Omega thinks he’s proven with the recent tournament that he never left, he’s just ready to resume that role in the company. Omega says they are actually 0-0, because when he looks in the record book, there’s no match between them. Their first match was an Unsanctioned Match.
Tay Conti vs. Red Velvet
They mat wrestle early on but Velvet manages to catch Conti with a Leg Lariat for a nearfall. Conti pulls out some judo throws and then goes for a Round Kick but Velvet ducks only for Conti to come back with a Hook Kick for a nearfall.
Velvet avoids a charging Conti in the corner and connects with a series of clotheslines and a Running Back Elbow. Velvet hits a Wheelbarrow Bulldog and then a drop toe hold into the ropes. Conti hits Flying Knees to the back of Conti. Velvet hits a Flying Knee in the corner and then a Stunner for a nearfall.
Conti and Velvet go for Roundhouse Kicks at the same time and both connect. Anna Jay slides a chair to Conti but she kicks it away instead. Velvet then hits Conti with a Red Velvet and stacks her up for a nearfall. Velvet misses a kick and Conti hits a Pump Kick followed by a Gori Special into a GTS for the pin!
— Marvez interviews Inner Circle backstage as Sammy Guevara shows up and says that he got an E-mail from MJF telling him to be at the beach for the ceremony. MJF swears he sent him another E-mail but Sammy gets pissed. Jericho says it’s fine because they’re going to Vegas. MJF says he really did send Sammy the E-mail and hands him a ticket to Vegas.
— Footage of OC getting into with Kip Sabian backstage at Full Gear is shown. Sabian slaps OC but OC just walks away.
– Next week:
– Orange Cassidy vs. Kip Sabian (with Penelope Ford)
– The Inner Circle slays Las Vegas
– Young Bucks (c) vs. Top Flight
– Cody and Darby Allin vs. Brian Cage and Ricky Starks (with Taz)
– Eddie Kingston comes out to the stage to talk about having to say “I Quit” at Full Gear. Kingston says unlike most of the fans who would quit and stop wrestling. Kingston will never stop and will eventually become AEW World Champion. Kingston switches gears to the main event: Penta El Zero M vs. Rey Fenix.
Penta El Zero M vs. Rey Fenix
Penta and Fenix swing and miss at each other. Fenix rolls Penta up but then Penta hits a Superkick and a Leaping Enziguri. They clothesline each other and then Fenix hits a beautiful Victory Roll for a nearfall. Fenix shoves Penta into the corner but Penta leaps over his brother and rolls Fenix up for a nearfall of his own. Fenix hits a Spinning Headscissors that sends Penta out to the floor.
Fenix sets up for a dive but Penta climbs back in the ring and backdrops Fenix to the floor. Penta goes for his own dive but Fenix rolls into the ring and connects with a dropkick. Fenix goes for another Spinning Headscissors but Penta blocks Fenix in an absolutely ridiculous Negro Navarro type submission in midair. Penta starts ripping Fenix’s mask and then biting him.
Penta whips Fenix into the ropes and destroys him with a Superkick and then starts biting Fenix’s mask before putting him in a Sleeper.
Fenix fights the hold but Penta starts kicking at his legs. Fenix rolls to the floor and Penta follows him and the two exchange stiff chops. Penta throws Fenix into the barricade before rolling him back into the ring where he hits a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker. Penta chokes his brother in the ropes and taunts him by ripping at the mask again.
Fenix tries to fight his brother off but Penta goes for the Fear Factor only for Fenix to counter with an armdrag for a nearfall. Fenix kicks Penta and then connects with a Spinning Back Kick in the corner. Fenix charges at Penta into the corner but Penta tosses him over the top. Fenix lands on his feet and then hits an insane Double Spring Rana on Penta for a nearfall. Fenix hits a Back Handspring Cutter for another nearfall.
Fenix starts ripping Penta’s mask now and then starts punching at Penta’s head. They hold each other by the mask and punch and headbutte each other. Fenix knees Penta and rolls right into a Flipping Reverse DDT in an absolutely ridiculous spot! 1…2…NO Fenix kicks out!
Penta goes for the Reverse DDT again but Fenix counters with a Headscissors that sends Penta to the floor. Fenix hits as Tornillo over the top onto Penta on the floor and then tosses Penta back in the ring. Fenix hits a Double Spring Senton Atomico for a nearfall.
Fenix picks Penta up but Penta blocks it and drags him to the apron. Penta goes for the Fear Factor but Fenix pushes him away only to eat a Superkick. Penta hits the Fear Factor onto the apron! Penta hits a Mexican Destroyer off the apron onto Fenix on the floor! Penta rolls Fenix back in the ring and instead of pinning him taunts him and then hits another Fear Factor for the pin!
Winner: Penta El Zero
Kinston says what we just saw is two of the best wrestlers on the planet and also his best friend show Fenix who the boss is. Kingston then kicks Fenix out of the ring and tells Penta that he doesn’t need the dead weight of Fenix. PAC’s music hits and the Bastard has returned!
PAC comes out and says that the Bastard is back and Kingston has made a very, very big mistake. PAC tries to go after Kingston but a ton of referee’s and agents separate them.