Source: All Elite Wrestling
Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, and Excalibur were the broadcast team for tonight’s event.
Winter is coming…
War is here!
Kicking off the show—
The Dynamite Diamond Battle Royale!
– Orange Cassidy
– “Hangman” Adam Page
– Matt Sydal
– Scorpio Sky
– Isiah Kassidy
– Marq Quen
– Lee Johnson
– Shawn Spears
– John Silver
– Alex Reynolds
– Joey Janela
– Kip Sabian
– and Miro!
Matt Hardy tossed Isiah Kassidy over the top, wasting no time! Alex Reynolds and John Silver double-teamed Serpentico, and then “Hangman” Page finished off Serpentico! The three of them worked together to eliminate Luther next! Spears hurled Matt Sydal over the top rope, sending him crashing onto the ramp. Scorpio Sky grabbed Spears and eliminated him next! Tully Blanchard loaded Spears’ glove on the outside. Spears blindsided Sky with a swift punch, forcing Sky to be eliminated.
Matt Hardy assisted Marq Quen with getting John Silver over the top rope! Miro and Kip Sabian double-teamed Orange Cassidy. “Hangman” Page was almost eliminated when the Dark Order caught him on the outside of the ring and pushed him back into the ring. Unfortunately, Matt Hardy was waiting for Page inside the ring; Hardy chucked Page over, and this time no one was there to catch him. Miro pump kicked Lee Johnson and eliminated him, and then planted Janela!
Matt Hardy and Marq Quen attempted the Silly String on Miro, but Miro wiped them both out. Miro and Wardlow slugged it out in the center of the ring like two behemoths! MJF and Sammy held Miro down while Wardlow clubbed him. It took all three of them to get Miro out of there!
Jungle Boy shotgun dropkicked Wardlow. Jungle Boy and Sammy Guevara fought on the top turnbuckle and MJF knocked them both outside. This left three men: Wardlow, MJF, and Orange Cassidy!
Cassidy connected with the Orange Punch on Wardlow and MJF! Cassidy eliminated Wardlow!
Your winners: Orange Cassidy and MJF!
And next week, it’s Orange Cassidy vs. MJF for the Dynamite Diamond Ring!
For the First-Time Ever!
“Demo God” Chris Jericho (with Ortiz & Jake Hager) vs. Frankie Kazarian of SCU!
They locked up with Frankie taking down Jericho with a drop toehold into the ropes. Frankie followed up with a big right hand and then rolled up Jericho for a near fall. Jericho poked Frankie in the eyes and then chopped at Frankie’s chest. Jericho nailed Frankie with a code breaker! Jericho dropped Frankie onto the ropes and then hit a shoulder tackle, sending Frankie to the outside! Hager, Ortiz and Jericho worked over Frankie on the arena floor.
“Kazarian has gone through hell and high water with the outside interference from Ortiz and Jake Hager,” noted Jim Ross.
Frankie fought back with a flying forearm to Jericho. Kazarian hit a huge leg drop on Jericho for a very near fall! Frankie propped Jericho on the top turnbuckle and then used the flux capacitor off the top for a near fall on Jericho!
Jericho tried for a code breaker but Kaz countered it with the walls of Jericho! MJF and Wardlow ran down the ramp. MJF was holding a white towel and was about to throw it in, when Sammy came down and pulled it away. Jericho turned around and thought Sammy was intending to end the match. Jericho finally escaped Frankie’s submission attempt and scored the pin after blasting him with the Judas Effect!
The Inner Circle celebrated in the ring afterwards, but then Sammy and MJF got into a pull apart. Hager and Wardlow started shoving one another! Jericho grabbed the microphone and insisted they knock it off.
Jericho threatened the members of the Inner Circle with an ultimatum: they have seven days to figure out how to work together or next week the Inner Circle will split up.
The Acclaimed interrupted The Young Bucks, who were being interviewed by Alex Marvez. They mocked the Bucks’ new book.
TH2 assaulted The Bucks from behind! Next week it’ll be The Bucks vs. TH2 in a non-title match!
Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. “Legit” Leyla Hirsch!
Leyla immediately tried for an arm breaker. Baker rolled to the ropes to force the ref to break the submission. Leyla took down Baker again, but Baker countered with leg scissors. Baker superkicked Leyla and then followed up with a DDT.
“Baker didn’t go for a cover. That may come back to haunt her,” said Jim Ross.
Baker trash talked Leyla Hirsch, but Leyla heard enough and used a release German suplex on Baker.
“Baker is in very choppy waters,” said Excalibur.
Leyla jumped through the ropes to the outside, but connected with Reba. Baker capitalized with a sling blade. They grappled back into the ring and Leyla applied the cross arm breaker again, but Baker countered and went for the lock jaw! Leyla escaped, connected with a knee strike and then a thrust kick to Baker. Reba distracted ref Rick Knox while Baker blasted Leyla with a twisting neck breaker. She transitioned into the lock jaw and forced Leyla to tap!
Thunder Rosa ran in to the ring and began swinging at Baker. AEW officials had to separate Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker. Reba went after Leyla, but Leyla suplexed her. It was bedlam!
TNT Champion Darby Allin & “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes (accompanied by Arn Anderson) vs. “Absolute” Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs (with Taz)!
Darby and Cody worked very well as a team, isolating Ricky Starks during the opening minutes of the match. Starks slapped Darby in the face. Darby chased after Starks on the ring floor, but Hobbs was waiting just around the corner! Hobbs nailed Darby with a shoulder tackle, ramming him right into the metal barricade!
“The game plan was working perfectly for Darby and Cody until Hobbs got into the picture,” said Jim Ross.
Powerhouse Hobbs applied a reverse bearhug on Darby, and then dropped him spine-first across his knee!
“Darby is a champ but he’s being manhandled right now,” said Tony Schiavone.
Starks tagged in, and he and Darby collided, knocking one another to the mat. Hobbs tagged in and trapped Darby with a boot on Darby’s back. Hobbs rag dolled Darby with a bearhug. Hobbs grabbed Darby by the ears and hurled him back overhead. Darby finally flipped away from Team Taz and tagged in Cody!
Cody cleaned house on Team Taz, powerslammed Starks. Cody knocked Hobbs to the outside with the disaster kick! Starks countered CrossRhodes from Cody but Cody followed up with a cutter! Darby grabbed a tag and nailed the coffin drop on Starks, scoring the pin!
Hobbs jumped Allin from behind after the match. Arn came in to even up the odds, but Hobbs and Starks got the better of him! Dustin Rhodes sprinted down the ramp to fend off Team Taz, but then “The Machine” Brian Cage came down.
It seemed like Team Taz was going to pick apart everyone when suddenly the arena went dark!
It began to snow! And then a figure appeared!
“It’s Sting! On AEW!” shouted Tony Schiavone.
“December 2nd, 2020, mark your calendars. This crazy year has just gone insane!” screamed Jim Ross.
“Sting is back on TNT!” added Excalibur.
Team Taz retreated from the ring! Sting looked at Arn Anderson, and then he bent on a knee and eyeballed Cody.
“We don’t know where, we don’t know why, we don’t know what’s next, but we do know Sting is in AEW. What a moment,” said Jim Ross.
It was main event time!
For the AEW World Championship!
#1 Contender Kenny Omega vs. AEW World Champ Jon Moxley!
Don Callis joined the commentary team for this match.
“The soon father-to-be, what a champion, Jon Moxley, listen to that ovation,” said Jim Ross, as the champ made his entrance.
“Boy, this has a big match feel, no question about that,” said Tony Schiavone.
Champion and challenger met in the center of the ring, staring down one another, trying to intimidate the other.
Mox applied a bulldog choke but Omega grabbed the rope, forcing the ref to break the submission. He took down Omega with a side headlock. Omega rolled up Kenny for a two-count! They got to their feet and Kenny chopped away at Mox’s chest. Mox fired back with right elbow strikes, and followed up with a clothesline. Omega countered with a mean rana! Mox halted Omega with a sidewalk slam, and then clotheslined him to the arena floor.
“Nobody prepares like Jon Moxley. You don’t hold onto that title for nearly a year by being stupid,” said Excalibur.
Mox tried to toss Omega into the barricade but Omega put the brakes on with his boot. Mox was right there, though, suplexing Kenny onto the floor.
“Omega is in trouble here on the wrong side of that barricade,” said Don Callis.
Kenny saw an opening on Mox and tweaked Mox’s wheels with a dragon screw leglock, and then a Kotaro crusher inside the ring! Omega grapevined Moxley in the corner and then followed up with a dropkick. Omega charged at Mox but Mox had him measured, nearly taking his head off with a lariat! Omega fought back and jacked up Mox on his shoulders, but Mox countered with a German suplex. And then a second German suplex!
“Destroy that base of Moxley and it limits his striking ability, but it looks like Moxley has recovered,” observed Jim Ross.
Mox hooked Omega with an exploder suplex for a near fall! Mox used another suplex. After another near fall on Omega, Mox clutched his leg, clearly in pain for Kenny’s earlier strategy. Mox stepped over Omega and applied a submission, but Omega escaped. Omega sent Mox to the outside and nailed him with his terminator dive! Seconds later, Mox hit the Paradigm Shift! Mox didn’t bother with a pin, instead opting to go outside and grab some steel chairs. Mox set the chairs up inside the ring, and insisted that Omega take a seat. He invited Omega to hit him. They traded palm strikes, and then strikes. Kenny rocked Moxley with a V-trigger and then a snap dragon suplex! Mox avoided a V-trigger and then countered with a king Kong lariat! Moxley used a second Paradigm Shift, but Omega kicked out!
Mox ran for a tope suicida but Kenny Omega countered with a V-Trigger. Omega followed up with a missile dropkick and another V-Trigger. Omega hit the Tiger Driver ’98 but Moxley kicked out! Moxley lured Omega in, but Moxley ran into a V-Trigger from Omega. He followed up with a ripcord V-trigger on the champ!
“Mox has no quit in him whatsoever!” said Jim Ross.
On the outside of the ring, Mox used a Paradigm Shift on Omega, right into heaters that were set up ringside. Omega took the brunt of it on the concrete floor. Don Callis, concerned, came to the ring holding a microphone. Callis got the ref’s attention, and told the ref that Omega was hurt. Mox pushed Callis away. In the meantime, as ref Paul Turner was distracted by the situation with Don Callis, Omega grabbed the microphone and drilled Moxley with it, busting him wide open! Omega used four consecutive V-triggers and then the one-winged angel and pinned Mox!
And New AEW World Champion…Kenny Omega!
“I think it’s a set-up, Tony!” yelled Jim Ross.
Callis and Omega ran out of the arena with the belt! Before they could get to an SUV that was already there waiting for them, Alex Marvez stopped them to ask what was going on.
Don Callis replied, “You’ll find out this Tuesday on Impact Wrestling on AXS TV!”
Be sure to join us next Wednesday for all the explosive action as AEW DYNAMITE is broadcast on TNT!