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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Dec. 16, 2020): World champ in No DQ match

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Here's a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern on TNT.

Check out our Wednesday morning preview post to get caught up on what led up to, and what we're looking forward to on, tonight’s show.

This episode comes our way from Jacksonville, Florida. A unified Inner Circle vs. Top Flight, Brandon Cutler, Varsity Blondes & Best Friends! Plus, Cody returns to the ring to face Angélico with Sting looming, Kenny Omega battles Joey Janela in a No DQ affair, Hangman Page joins Dark Order... for one match against Matt Hardy & Private Party, Serena Deeb & Big Swole vs. Ivelisse & Diamante, SCU vs. The Acclaimed, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Dynamite live blog kicks off once the show starts on TNT. It will be below this line here.

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Enjoy the show!


Pushing through the market square, so many mothers sighing. News had just come over, we had five years left to cry in. News guy wept and told us, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

“Hangman” Adam Page & Beaver Boys (Alex Reynolds & John Silver) vs. Matt Hardy & Private Party (Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen)

Page and Quen to start, a bit of light mat grappling, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, leapfrog, drop down, sidestep kicks, stalemate! Party get Hangman in the corner, tag, the match breaks down and the Dark Order boys come in to even the score! They stand tall with Adam and celebrate like they won, nearfall on Kassidy off a double-team!

Continuing to work him over, another nearfall off a running shooting star press from the Raw Dog! Isiah tags out, Marq in hot with lariats, a big hip toss brings Reynolds in but Quen cuts him off and drops Silver with a boot! More tags, double-teams, but eventually the Meat Man gets a brainbuster off on Hardy!

Tags made, Page back in hot, landing on his feet off a German suplex, triangle lariat, fallaway slam, a wicked lariat off the ropes nearly puts Kassidy down! Matt in, Side Effect connects but can’t put Hangman away, Adam hits him with a lariat in return and both men are down and out. Tags made, Reynolds in on Quen, elbows on elbows, cravate suplex, but Isiah breaks the pin up!

Beavers nearly take it, Hardy hits a Twist of Fate off the apron and Silver is out! Alex isolated, Gin & Juice, Hardy tags in...

Matt Hardy & Private Party win by pinfall with a lateral press from Hardy on Alex Reynolds.

Commentary hypes up tonight’s card.

The Inner Circle are interviewed about the New York Times giving Maxwell Jacob Friedman an award for “Best Performance 2020” for Dinner Debonair. MJF gives Chris Jericho equal credit and runs people down for saying he’s a much better performer than Y2J when he sees a mentor, the greatest of all time, and a best friend.

Smiles all around, we go to break.

Back from commercial, Cody and Brandi Rhodes announce something in a vignette that looked so much like a commercial that I didn’t realize I should unmute my TV until I looked up and realized it was them.

Aha, it seems they’re having a child. Good job, heteros!

Angelico vs. Cody Rhodes

Angelico with a little bit of mat grappling to get to a flying mare and rub it in Rhodes’ face. Collar and elbow, Cody working a wristlock into an arm drag to show off his own skills! Angelico with a wristlock of his own, Rhodes reverses, shoulder armbreaker, criss-cross, drop down, leapfrog, drop down, leapfrog, Cody with the dropkick right on the button for a one-count as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Rhodes breaks away from some grappling and hits a knee strike! Snap scoop powerslam for two, Angelico with a Lotus Lock of sorts and Cody breaks by biting the bottom rope! Off the ropes, Rhodes blasts him with a big boot, backslide for two, big elbow strike sets up the Beautiful Disaster but Angelico sidesteps!

Spinning inverted figure four leglock connects! Rhodes, in agony, crawling towards Arn Anderson, desperate and he forces the break! Jockeying for position, Cody blocks a Cross Rhodes, springboard...

Cody Rhodes wins by pinfall with the Cody Cutter.

Post-match, Team Taz come down to the stage.

Taz congratulates Cody on becoming a father, and they call out Skateboard Sting Darby Allin, saying Brian Cage is gonna whoop that ass. And as for as Cody right now, Team Taz is gonna put him on paternity leave.

But first, the lights go down, and when they come up, they reveal Sting and his trusty baseball bat!

Team Taz backs down, the babyfaces all exchange meaningful stares, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get footage of an interview with Miro, who is being fined $75,000 for his actions last week.

He says his problem with Orange Cassidy is that he doesn’t care about numbers— likes, subscribes, and so on— and he figures that fine is just money that Orange owes him. He says he’s going to wrestle Sonny Kiss on Dark next week and then on Dynamite, they’re gonna announce a wedding date for Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford.

Eddie Kingston makes his entrance and says he doesn’t care about any of us.

But he’s here to address his enemies, starting with “the big man up there”, moving on to PAC, who’s back home and nursing his injuries, but he’s not coming back, his career is done. And what about that big goofy bastard Lance Archer?

He makes his entrance and beats Kingston down! Butcher and the Blade make the save! They manage to contain the Murderhawk Monster and the Lucha Brothers come down! PAC is here and he joins the fun as well! They take Eddie to the floor and kick the hell out of him against the barricade! Lucha Brothers work Butcher and Blade over!

PAC and Archer square up and bicker as Eddie and his family retreat.

Dustin Rhodes is interviewed backstage.

He says Seven was a bad idea years ago, and Seven was a bad idea last week. Ten fell last week, and next week, he’s gonna kick Evil Uno’s ass!

Best Friends make their entrance and Orange Cassidy joins the commentary booth for this one, wearing an unplugged headset to send us to break.

Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent?), Top Flight (Darius & Dante Martin), & Varsity Blondes (Brian Pillman, Jr. & Griff Garrison) vs. Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara, & Santana)

Pillman tags in opposite Jericho to start, collar and elbow, Brian with an arm drag right away! Chris paintbrushes him with a slap, chops and stomps in the corner, choking, whip reversed, Pillman returns the slap! Chops, whip reversed, springboard crossbody into a dropkick, triangle dropkick sends Y2J to the floor!

Pillman dives on him, the Inner Circle square up to back their man and the action goes back inside. Front kick from the veteran, whip into the corner, boot up, scoop and a slam, tag to Garrison, in with a leg drop for two and tensions rise. Jericho backs him into the corner, tag to Guevara, and Griff gets over to tag Dante in!

Dorado with a kick, off the ropes, leapfrog, backflip up and over, Sammy with a dropkick and a kip-up! Wristlock stomp, Martin returns the favor with a wicked pop-up leg drop! Whip to the corner, whip reversed, up and over, Darius tags in blind and Top Flight take control. It doesn’t last, Guevara pops Dante with a straight right and he tags out to Beretta.

Santana in, they and their partners square up and the match breaks down into a pier six brawl! Babyface team prevails and we get a six-man snap zoom hug! Proud-N-Powerful return to cut Trent off and beat him down, Santana going for the Three Amigos, finishing by tagging Ortiz in for a double suplex!

And we go to break with the Inner Circle still in control.

Back from commercial, Guevara and Jericho double whip Beretta and pose together for the taunt after. Sammy legal, cover for two, he perches and comes off the top with a shooting star press but there’s no water in the pool! Busaiku Knee connects and the path is clear! Ortiz tags in, Trent with a Saito Suplex and a tag to Darius!

Dives from the Martin Brothers, Best Friends hit the half nelson suplex > Sole Food combo on Ortiz and Varsity Blondes follow with a diving shoulder block and a tag to Garrison! MJF runs interference, Griff with a Stinger splash and a strike, off the ropes, Y2J clobbers him with Floyd and Hager tags in! Falling lariat, fireman’s carry, he hits Wardlow’s F-10!

Friedman demands the tag and covers Garrison...

Inner Circle win by pinfall with a lateral press from Maxwell Jacob Friedman on Griff Garrison.

Post-match, Jericho and Friedman put boots to Garrison until Top Flight make the save and hit them with stereo dropkicks!

Thunder Rosa is interviewed backstage.

She calls Dr. Britt Baker, DMD out and says she’s been wrestling all over the world but Baker had to stick her nose into her match against Serena Deeb and she has to wonder why she’s beating her ass?

Rebel rolls up to distract her before Britt attacks Rosa from behind! Rings of Saturn applied, Rebel pours water on Thunder and Baker scrapes at Rosa’s facepaint.

SCU make their entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, the Acclaimed make their entrance and Max Caster does some freestyling, mostly about how SCU are old.

Kazarian has a few bars of his own, about how Caster’s rhymes are crap.

SCU (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian) vs. the Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster)

Kazarian and Bowens to start, the veteran with the edge, tagging Daniels in and running double-teams. Caster tags in, the song remains the same, but eventually these young cats turn the tide and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Kazarian is in trouble but gets an elbow up and then a boot and gets away! Bowens to the floor, shoulder block and springboard DDT to Caster and his path is clear! Tag to Daniels, in hot with lariats, back body drop to Max when he runs in and he lights Anthony up with jabs! Blue Thunder Driver... NOPE!

Bowens gets back in it and sets Daniels up top, diving crossbody as Frankie and Caster brawl on the floor! Anthony lifts him up, Chris slips out, O’Connor roll, Max blasts him with the boom box, Bowens capitalizes...

The Acclaimed win by pinfall with a lifting side slam from Anthony Bowens on Christopher Daniels.

Post-match, Caster has some bars for the Young Bucks wherein he rhymes “Bucks” with “cucks,” and Bowens tells them that they’ll put the titles on the line next week if they have any balls.

Top Flight are interviewed backstage.

They put Chris Jericho and Maxwell Jacob Friedman over and say they know all about them, but they found out about them earlier tonight, and they remind them of their names and challenge them to a tag match next week.

“Big Swole” Aerial Monroe & Serena Deeb vs. Diamante & Ivelisse

Deeb and Ivelisse to start, Serena backing her into a corner but Las Sicaria explodes back out. Off the ropes, Deeb with a lariat, into the corner, tag to Monroe. Uppercut, she doesn’t get all of it and Ivelisse tags out. Diamante gets caught with an STO backbreaker, shoot off, and she gains control as we go to break.

Back from commercial, Deeb with a scoop slam on Ivelisse, drop toehold, deathlock the legs, kick to Diamante, and a snap suplex completes the Indian Deathlock! Whip across, dragon screw, Ivelisse with a kick from the corner, whip, Serena out to the apron, catch a shoulder thrust into a facelock and then a hangman’s neckbreaker over the second rope!

Fireman’s carry gutbuster connects, spinning toehold into the figure four leglock in the middle of the ring! Diamante saves her partner with a tag, kicks follow, clubbing strikes, double-team slam, only two! Big Swole tags in, headbutt, underhooks, Tiger Driver into a cloverleaf, Deeb cuts Ivelisse off...

“Big Swole” Aerial Monroe & Serena Deeb win by submission with a torture cloverleaf from Monroe on Diamante.

Post-match, Nyla Rose and Vickie Guerrero come to the ring and help beat the babyface team down, but Red Velvet makes the save, chair in hand!

Best Friends get a backstage promo.

They say it’ll never be over between them and Proud-N-Powerful, but they’ve got more important things to deal with, like Kip Sabian and Miro. They’re very excited for next week and they’re gonna be there when they announce Kip’s wedding date next week.

A hype reel for Jurassic Express follows, and FTR accost the commentary desk asking why they’d highlight a side show when the heart and soul of the tag division are here live and in living color.

Commentary hypes up next week’s show and remind us that it’ll be postponed until after the basketball game that will take place next Wednesday night.

Joey Janela makes his entrance accompanied by Sonny Kiss to send us to break.

Joey Janela vs. Kenny Omega (No Disqualification AEW World Championship Eliminator Match)

Janela blasts Omega with a garbage can while he’s still making his entrance! Don Callis tries to uproot Tony Schiavone from his seat at the commentary desk but he refuses to go! Joey with a tope, whip into the barricade, Kenny with the Kotaro Krusher on the floor, back inside, baseball slide puts Joey into a chair and he follows it up with the Terminator dive as Callis has decided to just add his commentary over a live mic.

Omega with cookie sheet shots, Don gives him a mic to add his own commentary and he runs Janela down before cracking the cookie sheet across his back! Kenny with a trash can shot, handful of pigtails, drawing the Bad Boy up before spiking him down with chops! More shots from the sheet, he sets the trash can on Janela’s back and heads to the apron... SPRINGBOARD DOUBLE STOMP INTO THE TRASH CAN!

Electric chair... JANELA REVERSES TO A POISON FRANKENSTEINER! Sonny Kiss gets a table out from under the ring and sets it up for her tag partner! Kenny on the table, the Bad Boy goes high rent... DIVING LEG DROP OFF THE TOP AND TO THE FLOOR THROUGH THE TABLE! Back inside, off the top, nobody home on the moonsault!

Omega hits a V-Trigger, off the ropes, a second V-Trigger puts Joey stiff on his back, electric chair...

Kenny Omega wins by pinfall with One-Winged Angel.

Post-match, Don Callis gets back on the mic and says there are no more unanswered questions for the world champion.

Death Triangle make their entrance and PAC gets on the mic.

He says he and Kenny have some unfinished business, but he’s not here tonight to be selfish, no, they are here tonight to address injustice, you understand? Rey Fenix won his match in the #1 contender’s tournament, and he never lost, so explain to him in layman’s terms how, exactly, Omega is the rightful champion?

Callis says PAC is a hell of a talent but he’s no executive, and he has a lesson in the wrestling business for him— wrestlers don’t tell the world champion what to do. PAC says that’s where he’s wrong, because he’s just spoke to Tony Khan and the match has already been sanctioned— Kenny Omega defends the title against Rey Fenix on December 30!

Kenny loses his mind and Callis holds him back, and we’re outta time!

That’s the show, folks.

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