12/4/19 AEW Dynamite Recap
The opening credits roll. Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Champaign, Illinois.
Match #1 – Six-Man Tag Team Match: Dustin Rhodes and The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) vs. The Inner Circle (Sammy Guevara, Santana, and Ortiz)
Rhodes and Guevara start the match. Rhodes drops Guevara with arm-drag and tags in Matt. Matt delivers a dropkick, but Santana and Ortiz enter the match. The Bucks drop Santana and Ortiz with superkick and then Rhodes and the Bucks triple superkick Guevara. Matt takes out the Inner Circle with a cross body from the top and then Rhodes and Nick do the same. Matt tosses Guevara into the ring, but Guevara meeds him with a knee strike. Matt comes back with a few suplexes and then delivers one to Santana as well. Ortiz gets into the ring and they triple team Matt. Santana and Ortiz deliver a Buckle Bomb to Matt and then smash him in the corner a few times. Guevara connects with a senton from the top and goes for the cover, but Matt kicks out. Ortiz tags in and kicks Matt, and then tags in Santana. Santana picks Matt up and Ortiz tags back in. Ortiz picks Matt up and Guevara tags in. Now Guevara picks Matt up, but Matt gets free and delivers a superkick.
Rhodes and Santana tag in and Rhodes drops him with a few clotheslines. Rhodes delivers a power slam, and then one to Ortiz as well. He catches a breather and then delivers one to Guevara as well. Rhodes goes up top, and takes all three out with a cross-body. Rhodes delivers a destroyer to Santana and goes for the cover, but Ortiz breaks it up. Rhodes tosses Ortiz to the floor and puts Santana in the corner. He goes for the Unnatural Kick, but the referee stops him. Ortiz hits Rhodes with the baseball-filled sock and then Guevara tags in and hits a 630 senton. Guevara goes for the cover, but Rhodes kicks out. Guevara goes for a splash in the corner, but Rhodes dodges and tags in Nick. Nick stomps on Guevara and knocks Santana and Ortiz to the floor. Nick takes Guevara down with a bulldog and then Matt spears Guevara to the mat. Matt kicks Santana in the face and then the Bucks splash down onto Guevara. Nick goes for the cover, but Oritz breaks it up.
Guevara and Santana take the Bucks out on the floor and then Guevara tosses Nick back into the ring. Santana knocks Rhodes own and The Inner Circle triple teams Nick. Guevara goes for the cover, but Rhodes breaks it up. Guevara pulls out his phone to record in the middle of the match, but he is met with a double superkick from the Bucks. Rhodes hits the Unnatural Kick as the Bucks double superkick Guevara. Nick comes off the top with a senton to Guevara as Matt and Rhodes deliver piledrivers to Santana and Ortiz and gets the pin fall.
Winners: The Young Bucks and Dustin Rhodes
Match #2 – Singles Match: Trent (w/Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy) vs. Rey Fenix
Trent drops Fenix to the mat and applies a waist-lock and then turns it into a side headlock. Fenix sends him off the ropes and drops him to the mat. Trent comes back with a boot to the face, but Fenix comes back with a roll-up for two. Trent delivers a few chops, but Fenix sends him into the turnbuckle. Fenix slams Trent into the turnbuckle again and goes for the cover, but Trent kicks out as the show heads to a commercial break.
Back from the break, Fenix is in control. He comes off the top, but Trent counters with a dropkick. Trent takes Fenix out on the floor and then tosses him back into the ring. Trent delivers a back elbow in the corner and drops Fenix with a DDT. Trent goes for the cover, but Fenix kicks out. Fenix comes back with a power bomb and goes for the cover, but Trent kicks out. Fenix puts Trent in the ropes and delivers a kick to the face. Fenix comes off the ropes, but Trent counters with a clothesline. Trent goes for the cover, but Fenix kicks out. They go to the apron and exchange chops. Fenix connects with a kick and delivers a double stomp from the top. Fenix tosses Trent back into the ring and goes for a splash, but Trent gets his knees up. Trent connects with a running knee and hits a pile driver. Trent goes for the cover, but Fenix kicks out. Trent comes off the ropes, but Fenix counters with a cutter. Fenix kicks Trent in the face and then drops him with a buster and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Rey Fenix
Cody makes his way to the ring and joins Schiavone. Cody says the scar on his head is a reminder of his failure to win the AEW World Championship. He says he was attacked by another unknown entity last week and discovered that all of the people he can usually count on are all a little bit preoccupied. He says he is familiar with The Butcher, The Blade, and The Bunny’s work. He says if they wanted a shot, all they had to do was ask. He challenges them to a match and says they can pick his partner. He then talks about MJF. He says throwing in the towel was not MJF’s decision to make and says he was the only one to give MJF a chance and calls him a bush league Chris Jericho. He asks what it will take to get MJF to fight him. He tosses his car keys, his watch, and his shoes in the ring and says MJF can have them all. He also places a briefcase of cash in the ring and gives $100 to a kid in the front row. He tells MJF to name his price because everyone is waiting.
Joey Janela is interviewed backstage. He says he wants to make a name for himself. He says he was one of the first ones to sign his AEW contract, but has been put on a back burner. Janela says his match with Jon Moxley tonight actually counts and says Moxley will have to kill him to win. Moxley walks up and says, “Kids,” and then walks away.
A new “Join the Dark Order” vignette airs.
Match #3 – Singles Match: Nyla Rose vs. Leva Bates (w/Peter Avalon)
Rose drops Bates with a kick to the face and hangs her over the top rope. Rose delivers a diving knee strike. Rose sets up for the Beast Bomb, but Avalon gets into the ring and shushes her. Rose grabs his hand and twists his fingers around, but Bates hits her with a book. Rose grabs Bates, but Avalon comes off the top. Rose catches him and delivers a double choke slam. Rose delivers the Beast Bomb to Bates and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Nyla Rose
-After the match, Rose delivers another Beast Bomb to Bates. She goes for a third, but Shanna takes Rose out with a cross-body. Shanna delivers a few more shots, but Rose comes back and slams her to the mat. Rose sets up a table in the ring and power bombs the referee through it. She then power bombs Shanna onto the referee.
Le Champion, Chris Jericho, comes to the ring with Jake Hager. He runs down Champaign and then does a cheap plug for his champagne. He says he is contractually obligated to have one more match in 2019, and it will take place in two weeks. He says he has the chance to pick his own opponent, so he made a little list. The crowd cheers and he tells them to get out of 2016. He says the list is called The Lexicon of Le Champion. He says it’s the names of guys who he won’t face. He mentions Moxley about eight times, and then Cody, Adam Page, Scorpio Sky, and a bunch more random people, but he is interrupted by Jurassic Express. Luchasaurus growls and then begins to speak, but Jericho cuts him off and says dinosaurs are on his no-compete list. Luchasaurus says dinosaurs have been marginalized for 65 million years and brings up Marko Stunt. Jericho says no, and then asks Jungle Boy if he has what it takes to face Le Champion. Jericho calls Jungle Boy a piece of shit and says he wouldn’t last ten minutes with him. Jungle Boy says he knows he can last ten minutes and says he will kick Jericho’s ass. Jungle Boy slaps Jericho across the face and then Jurassic Express send Hager and Jericho out of the ring.
It is announced that Nyla Rose has been immediately suspended from in-ring competition after her actions following her match.
Match #4 – Singles Match: Kris Statlander vs. Hikaru Shida
The match starts with some back and forth and then Shida drops Statlander with a drop toe hold. Statlander comes back and sends Shida to the floor. Shida takes her down and grabs a chair. Shida uses the chair as a launch pad, but Statlander catches her and slams her into the apron. Statlander tosses Shida into the ring and drops a few knees. Statlander flips onto Shida and goes for the cover, but Shida kicks out. Statlander rolls Shida around the ring and drops her on the apron. Statlander picks Shinda up, but Shida comes back with an enzuigiri. Shida delivers a running knee strike and delivers a missile dropkick. Shida goes for the cover, but Statlander kicks out. Shida goes for an arm-bar, but Statlander makes it to the ropes. Shida grabs Statlander and suplexes her down to the mat. Shida goes for the cover, but Statlander kicks out. Shida goes for a running knee, but Statlander blocks it. Shida delivers an enzuigiri, but Statlander comes back with a clothesline.
Statlander delivers a scissors kick and goes for the cover, but Shida kicks out. Statlander goes for a slam, but Shida counters with a roll-up for two. Shida delivers a knee strike and goes for the cover, but Statlander kicks out. Shida delivers another knee strike, but Ststlander comes back and slams Shida to the mat. Statlander goes for the cover, but Shida kicks out. Statlander slams Shida to the mat once more and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Kris Statlander
-After the match, Awesome Kong and Brandi Rhodes come to the stage. Rhodes says people often fear what they don’t understand, but perhaps she can shed some light on what she and Kong are doing. She says she and Kong make up The Nightmare Collective and do the jobs that no one else wants to do. Rhodes says she has no business with Statlander, but Statlander is all up in her business. Rhodes says Statlander has an opportunity. Rhodes tells Statlander to pledge herself to The Nightmare Collective and they will take care of her. Statlander gets in Rhodes’s face, but Kong steps in between them and gets in Statlander’s face. A fan at ringside says she will pledge and security lets her on the stage. Kong cuts a lock of her hair as Rhodes looks on and smiles.
It is announced that Cody will team with QT Marshall to take on The Butcher and The Blade next week.
Match #5 – Pentagon Jr. vs. Christopher Daniels
Daniels attacks Pentagon on the stage before the match. Daniels goes for a piledriver, but Pentagon counters with a back body drop. Pentagon kicks Daniels in the head and clotheslines him into the ring and the bell rings. Daniels drops Pentagon with a Spear and delivers a series of right hands. Daniels connects with a side suplex and slaps Pentagon across the face. Pentagon comes back with a double stomp as the show heads to a commercial break.
Back from the break, Daniels slams Pentagon to the mat. Daniels delivers a clothesline and then kicks Pentagon in the face. Daniels tosses Pentagon across the ring, but Pentagon comes back with a slingblade. Pentagon goes for the cover, but Daniels kicks out. Pentagon delivers a Backstabber and goes for the cover, but Daniels kicks out again. Daniels comes back and sends Pentagon to the entrance ramp. Daniels takes him down with a dropkick, but Pentagon comes back and slams Daniels on the stage. Pentagon gets Daniels back into the ring, but Daniels slaps him in the face. Daniels drops Pentagon with Angel’s Wings, but Fenix comes to ringside and distracts the referee. Pentagon grabs the mid stand, but Daniels takes it away. Daniels tosses it away, but Pentagon low blows him behind the referee’s back. Pentagon slams Daniels to the mat and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Pentagon Jr.
It is announced that Santana and Ortiz will meet The Young Bucks in a Texas Street Fight next week.
A promo from The Butcher, The Blade, and The Bunny airs. The Bunny says they are here to cut the head off of the snake.
Match #6 – Singles Match: Jon Moxley vs. Joey Janela
Some back and forth to start and then Moxley drops Janela with a shoulder block. Janela comes back and takes Moxley down. They exchange chops and then Janela kicks Moxley in the face. Janela sends Moxley to the entrance ramp and comes off the ropes, but Moxley drops him with a clothesline as the show heads to a commercial break.
Back from the break, Janela tosses Moxley back into the ring. Moxley comes back with a kick to the midsection and then slams Janela to the mat. Moxley goes for the cover, but Janela kicks out. Moxley takes Janela to the ramp and goes for the Paradigm Shift, but Janela counters and kicks Moxley in the head. Janela delivers a DDT to Moxley on the ramp and tosses him back into the ring. Moxley rolls to the floor, but Janela takes him out with a suicide dive. Janela tosses Moxley back into the ring, but Moxley comes back and puts Janela up top. Janela slams Moxley to the mat and goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. Moxley delivers knee strikes, but Janela comes back with forearm shots. Janela delivers a superkick, but Moxley comes back with a clothesline. Moxley goes for the Paradigm Shift, but Janela counters and suplexes Moxley into the turnbuckles. Janela sends Moxley to the floor and sends him through a small table and chair by the barricade.
Janela tosses Moxley back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. Janela goes up top, but Moxley cuts him off. Moxley delivers a Paradigm Shift onto the top turnbuckle and then delivers it in the middle of the ring and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Jon Moxley
-After the match, Jericho’s music hits and he and the rest of The Inner Circle walk out through the crowd and stare Moxley down from the stands as the show comes to an end.