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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Aug. 22, 2020): Cody vs. Brodie Lee

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Here's a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing on Saturday at 6 p.m. Eastern (or after the NBA Playoffs coverage that bumped it from its usual Wednesday night slot to begin with ends) on TNT.

Check out our Wednesday Saturday 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. Advertised for tonight: Cody puts the TNT title on the line against The Exalted One himself, Mr. Brodie Lee., while Lee’s Dark Order deals with the original Elite trio of The Young Bucks & Kenny Omega. Plus, the finals of the Women’s Tag tournament, FTR faces Private Party, Lucha Bros & Butcher & Blade tangle with Jurassic Express & Natural Nightmares, Darby Allin returns to action, Orange Cassidy does his first in-ring interview, and more!

Come right back here at 6 p.m. ET when the Dynamite live blog kicks off once the show starts on TNT. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)

Enjoy the show!


Hey, folks.

Geno here.

You know me, this won’t be an in depth live blog with blow-by-blow of every move but rather a general overview of what goes on as it happens. Let’s have some fun.

Right into the action we go.

FTR vs. Private Party

Recap: Early control for PP with double dropkicks before FTR overwhelm and take the reins. Queen took a long beating to set up the hot tag to Kassidy. He kept getting cut off until Wheeler went for it all and hit the guard rail. Kassidy got in same time as Harwood and ran wild. It got mixy from there, with everyone getting in and getting involved, but it was Tully Blanchard who got in late to interfere and get his team the win.

FTR def. Private Party

A promo from Jon Moxley aired from “earlier today.” He talked about MJF’s campaign being entertaining TV but people who feel the need to talk about themselves all the time rub him the wrong way. Usually the tough guys don’t have to say much and MJF talks a lot.

“Which makes me wonder ... what exactly are you hiding?”

Moxley admits the man is talented, sickly so, and hopefully he helps the company succeed for the next 25 years as he claims he will. Mox feels like trash in the morning and may not have another year left in him, but hopefully MJF can be the guy one day.

But that day won’t be Sept. 5.

Instead, Moxley is going to beat him up. “I’m going to try to split your skull with my skull,” Moxley told him.

When it gets down to it, and the fight is on, Moxley will be in his own heaven but MJF will be looking for a way out and that’s when we’ll find out what he’s been hiding.

MJF is shown talking about Ghenghis Khan and other leaders being homicidal maniacs but how they all pale in comparison to Moxley. He brings up Mox, who he keeps calling Jon, attacking him from behind because he’s too gutless to take him on from the front.

He asks Moxley to look at him. He wants to have kids someday and wants to be able to play with those kids. But he may not be able to because of Moxley. The Paradigm Shift is not a move, he says, but an abomination.

His lawyer takes over from there and says they believe the Paradigm Shift is a possibly deadly move that very well may have ended MJF’s career, the jury is still out on that. “Think about your loved ones,” the lawyer says. They put up a petition online calling for the move to be banned recently and got 5 MILLION signatures.

So they drew up a contract that specifically states the move is banned in the Moxley vs. MJF match, and all Moxley has to do is sign it. They taunt him with it, saying Moxley is a badass so why would he need it? But if he doesn’t want to sign, they’ll just sue him into oblivion.

“Sign it, Jon.”

The Natural Nightmares & Jurassic Express vs. Butcher & Blade & Lucha Bros

Recap: This was an eight-man tag, and therefore an absolute mess of action. At one point they set up a big in-ring showdown between Luchasaurus and Pentagon that ended with the former executing a horrendous chokeslam on the latter before a standing moonsault. Late in the match, Butcher and Blade and Lucha Bros couldn’t get along and turned on each other, leading to Pentagon pushing Blade over and Jungle Boy using that to roll him up to score the pin and the victory.

The Natural Nightmares & Jurassic Express def. Butcher & Blade & Lucha Bros

Eddie Kingston came out and grabbed a microphone wondering why they couldn’t get along. “They only beat you guys when you’re divided. No more!”

He put over everyone in the ring talking about how good they are and yet they’re losing because they can’t get along. “Come walk with me, and everything we want will be ours.” They all made up and hugged in the ring. While they were hugging, Kingston smiled and winked at the camera.

A video from earlier aired with Dr. Britt Baker getting upset at Penelope Ford and Kip Sabian. She started yelling at Ford and Sabian about the dangers of the saliva they’ve been exchanging related to cavities. But don’t worry, she can help. She’ll do so in exchange for some help with Big Swole.

She wants to make their upcoming encounter a handicap match, and Ford and Sabian team up with them. They were hesitant at first until Baker offered free makeup from Reba for an entire year. Ford jumped all over that offer.

Orange Cassidy out for an interview in the ring with Tony Schiavone. He was joined by Best Friends.

Schiavone talked about the big win over Chris Jericho last week and before he could say anything, the man himself showed up to the party.

Jericho talks about only being pinned three times since he came to AEW and one of those times was last week to Orange, “the guy who puts his hands in his pockets.” He said he’s embarrassed but deep down inside he’s proud of Orange because he proved that he’s learning from Jericho and he proved he has heart, desire, courage, and what it takes to be a main event star in AEW.

“For that, I applaud you.”

He said he wanted to offer him a toast but there’s something sticking in his craw. They both have one win over the other and where he comes from that means they need one more match to find out who the better man really is. They can have the rubber match in the ring but they’ve done that twice already so why not take things to a different level?

He wants to do something special, so he has an idea based on them. Cassidy is all about the orange juice and Jericho is all about the bubbly so it makes sense to do what he calls a Mimosa Mayhem match.

A video package plays to help explain what that is. The idea, apparently, is to mix up a bunch of Mimosa ringside and the winner is whoever pins, submits, or throws the other into an 80 gallon vat of orange juice and bubbly.

Jericho wants it on Sept. 5 at ALL OUT.

Cassidy accepts with a very lazy thumbs up.

Jericho calls out the Inner Circle from there for a toast, and they attack Cassidy and Best Friends, overwhelming them. Orange is then held upside down while the heels pour bubbly all over his face. Then they stood over him and flipped everyone off.

Dark Order vs. The Elite

Recap: They did a LOT in this match. Dark Order had Kenny Omega laid out on the outside, and two of them held a chair on his chest while the other did a double footstomp off the apron. It looked brutal. Omega took a ton of punishment before battling back and 1v3’ing the entire Dark Order to get to a hot tag to Nick Jackson. They were going for the Meltzer Driver and got reversed into duel piledrivers. In the end, despite all the punishment, The Elite scored the win.

The Elite def. Dark Order

After the match, Omega, pissed off, put a chair in the ring and went to powerbomb one of the Dark Order guys on it. Nick moved it out of the way at the last second. Then the Bucks talked to him to try to calm him down. Cooler heads seemed to prevail and they walked out celebrating.

Alex Marvez tells us there will be a Gauntlet tag match next week to determine who will wrestle for the AEW tag titles at ALL OUT. FTR will be in that match and he wants to know their thoughts while also knowing what their relationship with Tully Blanchard is.

Wheeler said they just want to be the best, and they’ll learn to be that with Tully. He got on and said they’re destined to be the best. They’ll win the Gauntlet match and go on to ALL OUT to win the titles.

Hangman Page came in yelling. He’s empty, so he cracks another cold one. FTR said they did what they had to do with The Elite because they came after them and that’s all that was. Hardwood says he had to see if he could trust those guys and if he could trust Page and only Page was there when he hurt his knee.

FTR started trying to sow some seeds of dissension within The Elite, bringing up The Bucks maybe winning and then maybe beating him for the titles. So, in the end, good luck to FTR.

Darby Allin vs. Will Hobbs

Recap: Allin attacked as soon as he stepped between the ropes before the bell even rang. he was super aggressive, and then got thrown on his ass by Hobbs, who is twice his size. Hobbs just overpowered him for the majority of the match until Allin got him down and hit the coffin drop from the top to score the pin.

Darby Allin def. Will Hobbs

Taz said something about having a surprise for Darby on commentary. He put his headset down and grabbed a mic, saying Team Taz is flourishing. He announced a new member, saying his name is also Darby but he’s bigger and better looking. Ricky Starks came out dressed up like Allin.

He mocked him in a promo that was actually pretty funny, just repeating his own words back to him.

Naturally, Brian Cage attacked from behind and Starks got in Allin’s face while he was laid out and called him a joke. He doesn’t need face paint to be somebody, and Darby is a joke. He hit him with a skateboard and then did the Coffin Drop from the second rope.

Sammy Guevara was out next.

He was doing the flashcard promo thing.

He said he was sorry to Matt Hardy for putting him out. I’m sorry you can’t catch chairs, it said. Then, the words turned red and said “I’m sorry Sammy is an idiot. Sammy is about to be BROKEN. Consider him DELETED.” Sammy saw the change and acted surprised. That’s when he was attacked from behind with a chair by Hardy.

They did all of this, by the way, picture-in-picture while commercials were playing audio. Then they took a proper commercial break.

When they came back, Hardy was still hitting Sammy with a chair. Commentary was concerned Matt was going too far. That’s when he threw Sammy off the stage and through a table. He grabbed a chair from under the ring, just like the chair Sammy threw at him, but before he could throw it at him referees showed up and stopped it.

NWA Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa cut a promo.

She said the fans have been calling for it, in fact everyone has been calling for it, but AEW women haven’t. She’s here, though, and she’s coming for championship at ALL OUT. She wants to win the title and nothing else.

Time for the finals of the Deadly Draw.

Diamante & Ivelisse vs. Nightmare Sisters

Recap: Allie got some decent offense in early, then Ivelisse and Diamante took turns putting the boots to Brandi before she battled her way out to get Allie back in. She also took a beating and it wasn’t long before Diamante & Ivelisse just pinned her and ended it. It was anticlimactic, at least as far as finals in a tournament go.

Diamante & Ivelisse def. Nightmare Sisters

They were presented with the trophy for winning the Deadly Draw tournament and basically ignored it in favor of pulling out their respective country’s flags and waving those while celebrating together.

Main event time.

Cody vs. Brodie Lee

Recap: They were fighting on the outside almost immediately, working through the crowd. Lee was going hard at Cody with some physical offense. Lee powerbombed him over and over and over again. He was rag dolling him. Then he hit the disqus clothesline and pinned him. Cody literally got zero offense in the entire match.

Brodie Lee def. Cody to win the TNT championship

Cody was holding his arms out like a man does when he’s knocked cold while Arn Anderson called to the back for assistance. Meanwhile, the Dark Order hit the ring to celebrate with Brodie.

“Nobody thought we could do this,” Lee said. “Nobody believed in Brodie Lee. People like you, Tony, you created this monster. Now I’m a problem for AEW.”

He is the champion and now Dark Order has even more power.

“Executives like you created me. You held me down. You never gave me a chance. But when I had the chance, what did I do? I knocked it out of the park. Tell everyone I’m the champion, Tony. Tell ‘em!”

All the while, Cody was being put in a neck brace and carried out on a stretcher. He gave a thumbs up in the traditional sign that he’s not completely done in.

Dark Order then went ahead and attacked Arn Anderson. They wouldn’t let medics take Cody away, instead wheeling him back in and knocking him off the stretcher. Officials tried like hell to get Dark Order out of there but Brodie ended up blasting Cody over the head with a bag.

Then they brought out Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall, the entire Nightmare Family, and posed over them. Brandi ran out and threw herself over her husband while Brodie laughed at her and then signaled to Anna Jay. She proceeded to attack, choking Brandi out.

Brodie then emptied the bag he hit Cody with, and it was the broken pieces of the old TNT title. Then he walked off with the new one while Cody was laid out flat next to his wife, who was still out. They still held each other’s hands.


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