The big stories coming out of Fight for the Fallen (July 15, 2020) were Cody Rhodes retaining the TNT Championship versus Sonny Kiss, Jon Moxley successfully defending the AEW World Championship against Brian Cage after Taz threw in the towel, and the surprise return of Darby Allin. The fallout includes Cage considering firing Taz, Allin using yoga to heal, MJF setting his sights on gold, and other goodies.
Brian Cage does not agree with Taz’s managerial decision to throw in the towel against Jon Moxley when Cage was trapped in an armbar. Moxley’s intent was to shred Cage’s bicep from the bone, so Taz decided to be cautious in prevention of potential serious injury. Cage has chosen to let his emotions chill before making a decision about sticking with the services of Taz. Cage also took the delusional road of believing he’s the best even though Moxley won.
Regardless, I never tapped. I wasn't gonna tap. I only need one arm to drop mox on his head. I technically may no longer be undefeated, but I'm still unbeaten. And more importantly, the answer to the question "who betta than cage?", is still NOBODY!— Brian Cage (@MrGMSI_BCage) July 17, 2020
For the sake of the FTW legacy, let’s hope Cage does not fire Taz. It wouldn’t do that belt any justice to be dumped so soon. It will be interesting to see how Taz regains Cage’s trust. Maybe destroying Darby Allin will do the trick.
Allin attacked Cage with a skateboard after the match when Cage rumbled with rage at the result. Allin had a custom deck just for the occasion.
July 16, 2020
Whenever yoga and wrestling are mentioned together, you know it will lead to DDPY. Allin used the tutelage of DDP’s yoga program to heal during his time off after physical abuse at the hands of Cage in the Casino Ladder Match at Double or Nothing.
@DarbyAllin just returned to @AEWrestling #FightfortheFallen last night! Find out how Darby stays on top of his game with #DDPY to help recover from injury and perform some of the most jaw-dropping moments today! #Injury #Pain #Recovery #SkateBoarding https://t.co/Quvyb0DSGS pic.twitter.com/yb59ogT9DK— DDPY (@DDPYoga) July 16, 2020
Perhaps Cage should consider DDPY to keep himself spry. It looked like he suffered a legit knee injury when attempting a missed moonsault. In my opinion, it didn’t come across as selling a kayfabe injury. It seemed like he clutched his knee in real concern several times during the rest of the match. Hopefully we have good news on that front. Cage didn’t skip leg day at the gym, so he should be okay enough to continue earning that AEW paycheck.
The machine hint never skips leg day, or any day for that matter. @RedCon1Official pic.twitter.com/80Nqe3VOCG— Brian Cage (@MrGMSI_BCage) July 17, 2020
The time looks near for MJF to build toward a shot at Moxley and the AEW World Championship.
July 16, 2020
AEW’s next PPV is All Out on September 5. That sounds like a good time to book MJF vs Moxley.
Speaking of Moxley, you may have noticed his t-shirt to support fallen friend Danny Havoc. Havoc died in June at 34 years of age. Proceeds of tribute shirt sales go to Havoc’s family.
Danny Havoc tribute shirts available now! Hit up https://t.co/fkhKaXsgm4 100% of sales will go directly to the family of our fallen friend. Thank you friends and fans alike! pic.twitter.com/Sz7GnxHWQC— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) July 15, 2020
We’ll close with more churlishness from Kenny Omega. He uncharacteristically pounded Marko Stunt on purpose after the bell when the Elite defeated Jurassic Express. Omega won Wrestler of the Week then threw Simpsons shade at the suggestion of giving the honor to Sonny Kiss.
Sonny got this one: pic.twitter.com/iLDB5Zshk3— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) July 17, 2020
This reply from Omega works both as a joke between friends and also plays into the annoyed attitude Omega displayed Wednesday night. Feel free to pick which option you want to believe.
Do you think Cage should keep Taz around? Is now the right time to build for an MJF title shot? Who will be next to suffer from Omega’s wrath?