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This episode comes our way from Jacksonville, Florida. Advertised for tonight: Tony Schiavone interviews Sting and Shaq (separately, we presume), Chris Jericho gives Inner Circle an ultimatum, MJF & Orange Cassidy fight for the Dynamite Diamond Ring, and The Young Bucks defend the Tag titles against TH2. Plus, Lance Archer & Lucha Bros. vs. Eddie Kingston, The Butcher & The Blade, FTR takes on the Varsity Blondes (Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman, Jr.), Dustin Rhodes faces Dark Order’s 10, Abadon in action, and more!
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AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR DEC. 9
Don’t let me hear you say life’s taking you nowhere, angel. Come get up my baby, book at that sky, life’s begun, nights are warm and the days are young, and I’m liveblogging this here pro wrestling show for these folks.
The show opens into the intro video.
TH2 (Angelico & Jack Evans) vs. Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)
Bucks taking it right to TH2 with some two-on-two brawling, double-teams, stereo dropkicks send both of their opponents to the floor, where they trip the Bucks up and turn the tide. Whip, do-si-do, stereo spears from the Bucks! Matt back in, off the ropes, slingshot dropkick and Nick hits a corkscrew tope over him!
Double whip on Evans, backflip off the ropes, nobody home and the Bucks hit him with a dropkick! Tag to Angelico, pass Matt to the floor, right hands for Nick and he goes to work on the sleeved arm. Nick with a lucha arm drag counter, springboard arm drag, drop toehold, tag to Matt! Slingshot leg drop to Angelico, assisted dropkick takes Jack off the apron!
Smashing Angelico’s face into the turnbuckles, boots up on the charge, back bodyd rop to the floor, fireman’s carry on Matt but Evans moonsaults off of Matt’s back to the floor to take Nick out! Angelico with a back suplex, double stomp finishes it off! Assisted standing 450 splash... NO GOOD! Another one, no dice, Nick comes in, kicks exchanged and all four men end up down and out!
A kick sends Jack sprawling, tags made, Nick running the place with kicks, Angelico ducks a charge, jockeying for position, Jackson gets a bulldog / lariat combination! Whip into the corner, setting Evans up top, Angelico covers over, Nick knucklelcoks him, step-up Frankensteiner sends Jack to the floor! To the stage, slingshot X-Factor... NOPE!
Brawling, Matt going for a sunset flip powerbomb, Evans blocks at first, Nick assists... POWERBOMB OFF THE APRON AND INTO THE ACCLAIM IN THE CROWD! Laying strikes in, tag, the Bucks have Angelico where they want him, Risky Business.... SO CLOSE! Evans makes the tag, neckbreaker / backbreaker combo into a lifting reverse STO, JACK comes in with a springboard 450 splash... NOT ENOUGH!
Looking for the crucifix buckle bomb, the Bucks counter it, folding press... EVANS WITH THE SAVE! Dumping Matt to the floor, he gets under Evans with the electric chair... DOOMSDAY DEVICE ON THE STAGE! Angelico isolated... SUPERKICK PARTY BUT HE KICKS OUT OF THE COVER! More Bang For Your Buck, Angelico rolls away, Evans with a Poison Frankensteiner on Matt! 450 Splash off the apron on Nick!
Angelico working the knee over, spinning inverted figure four leglock! Jack Evans standing watch, Matt crawling, reaching, desperate, Angelico pulls him into the middle of the ring! Nick up top... SENTON ATOMICO BREAKS IT UP! Going for the Meltzer Driver, Evans takes Nick off the apron, off the ropes... SPACE FLYING TIGER DROP BUT MATT CATCHES HIM! INDIETAKER OFF THE APRON AND TO THE FLOOR!
Back inside, superkick party, Angelico is trapped...
Young Bucks win by pinfall with the BTE Trigger on Angelico.
Post-match, the Acclaim of Anthony Bowens and Max Caster are looking to attack but SCU make the save before they can lay a finger on the Young Bucks!
Maxwell Jacob Friedman gets a promo, lamenting his lack of the Dynamite Diamond and talking about how he’s gonna beat Orange Cassidy tonight and hurt him.
We get a Darby Allin promo video where a therapist shows him some inkblots, ending on one that resembles Sting’s facepaint.
Cody Rhodes makes his entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone interviews Cody Rhodes and asks him his reaction to Sting’s debut.
Before he can answer, Sting makes his entrance.
Arn Anderson gets close to him and says he just had to make sure this was real, and since both Sting and Cody have agendas, he’s gonna see his way out. Tony passes Sting the mic and also leaves.
Sting demands a hug before putting Schiavone over and asking for one more big “IT’S STING!” for the fans. Rhodes says he’s been waiting to share a ring with Sting for a long, long time, but Sting says he’s not here for him, at least not right now. There’s something really familiar about this place, he says, and he points to Skateboard Sting, er, Darby Allin, up in the cheap seats.
Cody welcomes him back, and Sting says the only thing that’s for sure is that nothing’s for sure, except this— he’s officially signed with AEW and he plans on being close to the fans and in AEW for a long time. He plans on spending a lot of time, right here, but the way he chooses to play is his business, and he’ll see Cody around.
Team Taz are backstage and Taz cuts a promo calling Darby Allin, Cody Rhodes, and Sting out and crowing about Taz’s son Hook defecting from Cody’s school to train with his dad.
FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) vs. Varsity Blondes (Brian Pillman, Jr. & Griff Garrison)
Pillman and Wheeler to start, go-behind, standing switch, Cash with waistlock takedowns before grabbing a handful of hair and stomping Brian to the mat. Tag to Harwood, working Junior over, tags and double-teams, Pillman with a crossbody, a superkick, a high dropkick, tag to Garrison. and they turn the tide and work Cash over for a minute.
Big crossbody misses, tag to Dax, double suplex into the ropes, and we go to break with FTR in control once more.
Back from commercial, FTR are still working Pillman over and Harwood pastes him with a powerbomb! Wheeler takes him to the floor, Tully Blanchard with the cheap shot, Brian manages to fend Cash off and hit a springboard shoulder block! Tag to Garrison, stacking ‘em up and taking ‘em down with a double spear... NOT ENOUGH!
Tags made, Harwood with a brainbuster on Pillman! Following it up...
FTR win by pinfall with Goodnight Express on Brian Pillman, Jr.
Post-match, FTR jaw at and get into a brief scuffle with Jurassic Express at ringside.
“Hangman” Adam Page is drinking backstage while he’s interviewed about a trios match he’s set up against Private Party and Matt Hardy on next week’s Dynamite, despite not having any partners.
The Beaver Boys spring up from behind the bar to offer to team with him and he turns them down at first but when they ask who else he can even ask, he relents and says it’s just for one match and he’s not joining the Dark Order, it’s one and done.
The Dark Order make their entrance and we go to break.
10 vs. Dustin Rhodes
Collar and elbow, 10 overpowers the veteran and shoves him away. Rhodes turns up the speed, punches in the corner, dumping him out of the ring and following after him. Brawling on the floor, the Dark Order man recovers with a flapjack into the apron! Back inside, a big thrust spinebuster from the youngster, he follows it up by blasting Dustin off the apron with a pump kick!
Aaron Solow eats a pump kick from 10 on the floor, but back inside Rhodes fires up and turns the tables on him. Running bulldog connects...
Dustin Rhodes wins by pinfall with a running bulldog.
Post-match, Rhodes slaps hands with Lee Johnson, who he’s taken under his wing as part of the Nightmare Family.
Evil Uno comes to the ring and talks to Dustin about his legacy and the pressure of his name, and Rhodes ends up slapping him. The Dark Order go to rush him, but Uno warns them off and simply says that when Dustin comes to understand what he understands, he’ll come to him.
Tony Schiavone has a sit-down interview with Brandi Rhodes and Shaquille O’Neal.
Shaq talks about he connection with Jade Cargill and that he didn’t want her to attack Brandi. Rhodes says she hopes they can stop all this and nobody else needs to get hurt. Shaq agrees and talks about how he’d enjoy seeing them do a match. Their business concluded, Brandi goes to leave, Shaq tells her to watch Jade for some pointers while she’s healing, and that makes her mad, so she gets up and throws her drink in Shaq’s face.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, the Inner Circle (without Santana) make their entrance.
Chris Jericho gets on the mic and explains the segment here, which is to say that they’ve had a week to think things over and now they have to decide if they’re going to stay together as a faction. If you’ve got grievances, he says, now is the time to air them.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman goes first. He says he loves each of them like brothers and he just wanted to be part of the greatest faction going in wrestling today. He accuses Sammy Guevara of betraying them last week, and that gets Sammy in his face and them both yelling at each other. Y2J says they all see Dynamite, we know what happened, Max took the towel and shenanigans ensued.
MJF begs off and Ortiz says Santana made him realize something— Friedman and Wardlow are incredibly talented and assets to the group, but as a human being, Maxwell is growing on him like a fungus. But he IS growing on him, and he asks Sammy to shake MJF’s hand. He tells Sammy that he knows he’s the better man, to shake his hand and be done with it.
Guevara still hesitates, but agrees. He tells Chris he trusts him with everything, and he’ll shake MJF’s hand, but if one more thing, and he means one more thing like this happens, he’s quitting the Inner Circle. They shake hands, issue resolved.
Jake Hager calls Wardlow out for being “creepy” and staring at him, and they bicker at each other until Jericho steps between them and gets them to agree to stop staring at each other.
MJF almost ruins the moment by running his mouth, but Jericho gets them all to flip the bird together, and the Inner Circle stands united.
FTR are interviewed backstage and Cash Wheeler takes full responsibility for losing control of his emotions and losing the tag titles.
Tully Blanchard won’t let him take the blame, though, pointing out that he wasn’t there and the team was incomplete. Dax Harwood rambles about Mario Andretti driving trucks and they talk about how they’re gonna run the tag division again.
Eddie Kingston and Butcher and the Blade make their entrances to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Lance Archer comes in hot and we get some brawling before the bell! Andy hits a Falcon Arrow on Penta through the timekeeper’s table! (and speaking of Andy, we have news from his day job— check out the two new Every Time I Die songs that dropped the other day!)
Butcher and the Blade (Andy “Butcher” Williams & Pepper “Blade” Parks) & Eddie Kingston vs. Lance Archer & Lucha Brothers (Penta el Zero M, & Rey Fenix)
Fenix isolated early as Eddie and the boys work him over and deny him the tag. Eventually Archer comes in and throws ‘em around, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Archer’s knee has come up lame and he tags Fenix in! Big crossbody wipes Parks out, Williams in, lucha arm drag connects after some difficulty and includes a tijeras for Kingston! TOPE CON GIRO ON EDDIE RIGHT AFTER! Back inside, Butcher and Blade catch him...
Butcher and the Blade & Eddie Kingston win by pinfall with a powerbomb / neckbreaker from Butcher and Blade on Rey Fenix.
Post-match, Archer attacks and lays Williams out with a wicked lariat! Pepper saves Kingston but gets cracked with a forearm and then suplexed overhead with one arm! Lance sets him up top but Butcher saves his partner from the Blackout!
Backstage, Nyla Rose and Jade Cargill are beating Red Velvet down while Vickie Guerrero looks on. Ivelisse and Diamante and maybe one or two others make the save!
Abadon vs. Tesha Price
Abadon strong out the gates, Price does her best, but this is a squash match...
Abadon wins by pinfall with a Gory Neckbreaker.
Post-match, Abadon continues beating Tesha down until Hikaru Shida makes the save with her trusty kendo stick! She takes her out with one shot to the dome, but Abadon sits right up as she drags Price out of the ring!
The Inner Circle (sans MJF and Wardlow, who are preparing for tonight’s main event) are interviewed backstage and Chris Jericho talks up their newfound solidarity and says they’ll be at ringside for the Dynamite Diamond match tonight.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, new AEW World Champion Kenny Omega is helicoptered in, along with his new manager Don Callis.
They refuse to give Alex Marvez a comment while they make their way inside the arena.
Kenny makes his entrance and Tony Schiavone interviews them.
He says he’s been in the business since 1983 and he’s never been more disgusted, and Callis takes the mic and says he doesn’t know why anyone’s upset. He was just teaching Tony Khan a lesson, and people are saying this was the biggest screwjob since Montreal, well he was there that night, and last week the stakes were even higher.
People want to know how they cooked this up, and it took years of planning. Don has known Kenny since he was ten years old and he’s watched every step of his career, protecting him, and years ago they changed the course of wrestling by booking Omega vs. Jericho in the Tokyo Dome. People say they stole the title, well you can’t steal what you’ve created, and you wanted seven-star Kenny Omega? You’ve got him.
Omega says he waited and bided his time for over a year and they pulled it off. It was an instant classic and we all fell for it, and more than anything they needed Jon Moxley to buy into it. Omega takes his sunglasses off to reveal a black eye and says that Mox brought it, but nobody kicks out of One-Winged Angel.
If you think last week was a surprise, they’re just getting started, and Callis takes the mic to say we can’t handle it, and some people make matches, some people make money, but Kenny Omega makes history. People have been waiting for it, so he drops the catchphrase... Goodbye and goodnight, bang.
Commentary hypes up AEW’s holiday schedule, which features a special Holiday Bash presentation rather than Dynamite on Dec. 23, and then special shows, one featuring Chris Jericho on Dec. 30, and one featuring Snoop Dogg on Jan. 6.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman makes his entrance to send us to break.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman vs. Orange Cassidy (Dynamite Diamond Match)
Friedman jumps Cassidy at the bell and beats him down! Straight suplex, choking him with his t-shirt, Stundog Millionaire counters the suplex and Orange puts his compression sleeve on! To the apron, kick to the gut, Orange Punch but MJF sidesteps and his elbow goes into the post! APRON POWERBOMB WITH THE ARMS TRAPPED FOLLOWS IT UP!
Cassidy hurting, Inner Circle and Best Friends squaring up... MAX WEDGES ORANGE’S FINGERS INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE TURNBUCKLE! Back in the ring, wrenching the injured fingers, off the ropes, Cassidy starts to come back but Friedman cuts the rally off with a flapjack! He throws Orange to the floor and keeps referee Bryce Remsburg busy while the Inner Circle beat Cassidy down and Sammy Guevara throws him into the ringpost!
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Best Friends have brought a bunch of babyfaces down to counter the Inner Circle and this has become something of an impromptu lumberjack match. Cassidy with a dropkick, MJF to the floor and Orange dives on him! Back inside, big diving crossbody, duck the lariat, tilt-a-whirl DDT connects!
Diving DDT follows, cover... NO GOOD! Friedman targets the hand, double stomp, Cassidy with a crossleg victory roll... NOPE! Underhooks... BUTTERFLY SHOULDERBREAKER CONNECTS! TIGER DRIVER! ORANGE KICKS OUT! Throwing Cassidy to the apron, thinking about the Heatseeker but Orange counters with a back body drop! Springboard senton atomico into the crush! Back inside, the Heatseeker connects this time, feet on the ropes but Best Friends intervene! Friedman shoves at them, the commotion creates a distraction for Chris Jericho to throw Floyd to him and he does an Eddy Guerrero! Bryce doesn’t turn around so Cassidy plays dead and throws the bat back!
Remsburg turns around, throws the bat out of the ring, Orange with the Beach Break... SO CLOSE! SALT OF THE EARTH! PUNCHING THE INJURED HAND! Roll through... MJF WISHBONES THE FINGERS! ORANGE PUNCH! Slow to the cover... FRIEDMAN KICKS OUT! Orange takes the sleeve off and hits another Orange Punch... WARDLOW PUTS HIS MAN’S BOOT ON THE ROPES TO FORCE THE BREAK!
Everybody at ringside starts brawling, Miro comes down and lays Cassidy out with a lariat! He leaves before Bryce turns around and stands on the stage, mocking the hands in his pants! MJF flops over into a cover...
Maxwell Jacob Friedman wins by pinfall with a one-armed cover to win the 2020 Dynamite Diamond Ring.
Post-match, Best Friends attack Miro and Kip Sabian and referees and security swarm! Miro decks one security guard and throws another off the stage! A lariat to a third!
MJF crows directly into the camera about winning the match clean.
That’s the show, folks.