12/11/19 AEW Dynamite Recap
Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Garland, Texas.
Match #1 – Singles Match: Jon Moxley vs. Alex Reynolds (w/John Silver)
Moxley attacks Reynolds from the start. He plants Reynolds with the Paradigm Shift an gets the pin fall.
Winner: Jon Moxley
-After the match, Moxley tosses Reynolds to the floor and drops Silver with a Paradigm Shift as well. Chris Jericho’s music hits, and Le Champion comes to the ring with the rest of The Inner Circle. Jericho gets into the ring as Santana, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara, and Jake Hager surround the ring. Jericho tells Moxley to be cool and if they were going to attack him they already would have. Jericho says he has been impressed with Moxley since the beginning. Jericho says he taught Moxley how to be a main event superstar and led him to AEW. Jericho says Moxley is just now harnessing the power he has within him, and he still needs his help. Jericho asks Moxley to join The Inner Circle. Jericho tells Moxley to take some time and talk it over with everyone. He says they will be waiting for him and says them being together would be a true paradigm shift. He places an Inner Circle shirt over Moxley’s shoulder and leaves with the group.
A video hype package for the Texas Street Fight between Santana and Ortiz and The Young Bucks airs. The Street Fight is now a number one contender’s match, and the winners will challenge SCU next week.
Ross, Schiavone, and Excalibur run down the rest of the card for tonight’s show.
Match #2 – Tag Team Match: Cody and QT Marshall vs. The Butcher and The Blade (w/The Bunny)
Marshall and Blade start, but Cody tags in immediately. Cody backs Blade into the corner and delivers a dropkick. Cody delivers a series of right hands, but Blade comes back with a kick. Blade drops Cody with a shoulder tackle, but Cody comes back with a power slam. Cody goes for the cover, but Blade kicks out. Butcher tags in, as does Marshall. They lock up and Butcher shoves Marshall into the corner. Butcher sends Marshall to the floor and tags in Blade. Bunny gets in Marshall’s face and Blade takes him out with a suicide dive as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Blade is in control of Marshall. Blade tosses Marshall to the floor and Bunny gets a cheap shot in. Blade delivers a chop and tosses Marshall back into the ring. Marshall comes back with a jaw-breaker and an enzuigiri. He sends Butcher to the floor, but Butcher pulls Cody off the apron. Blade and Butcher double team Marshall and toss him across the ring. Butcher goes for the cover, but Marshall kicks out. Butcher applies a back wrist-lock, but Marshall fights back. Marshall delivers an enzuigiri and Blade tags in. Marshall dodges a splash in the corner and tags in Cody. Cody drops Blade with a boot and knocks Butcher down as well. Cody delivers an uppercut to Blade and then kicks Butcher to the floor. Cody takes Blade down with a senton press and goes for the cover, but Blade kicks out. Cody drops Blade with a cutter and goes for the cover, but Blade kicks out. Cody goes for the Figure Four, but Blade kicks him off and Bunny rakes Cody’s eyes.
Marshall tags in and takes out Blade and Butcher with a suicide dive. Marshall tosses Blade back into the ring and Cody delivers a kick. Marshall drops Blade with the Cross Rhodes and tosses Cody onto Butcher on the floor. Marshall connects with a senton from the top and goes for the cover, but Blade kicks out. Butcher slams Cody onto the apron and gets into the ring. Marshall tries to fight them off, but Blade drops him with a Stunner and Butcher delivers a clothesline. Butcher and Blade drop him with a suplex, back-breaker combo and Blade gets the pin fall.
Winners: The Butcher and The Blade
-After the match, Darby Allin comes to ringside and helps Cody to his feet before leaving.
MJF and Wardlow make their way to the ring. MJF tells one of the security guys into the ring and accuses him of laughing at MJF when Cody called him out last week. MJF says all will be forgiven if he kisses his ring. He shoves the guy away and Wardlow gets in the guy’s face. MJF drops the guy with a Cross Rhodes. MJF says he heard Cody’s business proposal, but he doesn’t need Cody’s stuff not his money. MJF says all he needs Cody to do is suffer. MJF says unlike his scarf, Cody is fake. He says the only thing real about Cody is his lisp. MJF dares Cody to fire him, but says he won’t. MJF says the thing Cody wants most is to get his hands on him. MJF accepts Cody’s challenge, but only with stipulations. He says he will give Cody the stipulations on January 1st. MJF says he is in control now, because he is better than Cody and Cody knows it.
A new recruiting video for those wanting to join The Dark Order is shown, and this one features Alex Reynolds.
Match #3 – Singles Match: Big Swole vs. Emi Sakura
Swole backs Sakura into the corner and then delivers a kick. Swole goes for the cover, but Sakura kicks out. Sakura comes back and tosses Swole across the ring a few times, but Swole comes back with a kick and a quick shot to the face. Sakura drops Swole to the mat and applies a surfboard submission. Sakura turns it into a rear chin-lock and then drops Swole to the mat as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Swole delivers a headbutt. Swole delivers an uppercut in the corner and plants Sakura with a face-buster. Swole goes for the cover, but Sakura kicks out. Sakura comes back and plants Swole with a spinning face-buster and then delivers a cross-body in the corner. Sakura delivers a back-breaker and grabs her mic stand. She applies a submission to Swole and the referee takes the mic stand away. Swole takes the mic stand and mocks Sakura with it. Swole drops Sakura with a Spear and then delivers an enzuigiri. Swole comes through the ropes, but Sakura catches her and delivers a neck-breaker. Sakura connects with a twisting Vader Bomb and goes for the cover, but Swole kicks out. Sakura goes for a moonsault, but Swole dodges and delivers a few shots. Sakura fights back with strikes of her own, but Swole drops her with a superkick. Swole goes for the cover, but Sakura kicks out. Sakura comes back and slams Swole to the mat. Sakura goes for the cover, but Swole kicks out. Swole comes back and drops Sakura with Dirty Dancing and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Big Swole
Jenn Decker interviews PAC backstage. PAC says he came to AEW for opportunity, but he has received nothing but injustice. He says all his performances have been dominant. He demands a rubber match against Kenny Omega and if he doesn’t get it, he will not be responsible for his actions.
Match #4 – Tag Team Match: Kenny Omega and Adam Page vs. Kip Sabian and Shawn Spears (w/Penelope Ford)
Spears and Page start the match, but Spears immediately tags out. Page drops Sabian with a kick and sends Spears to the floor. Omega tags in and he and Page double team Sabian with a series of chops. Omega delivers a back-breaker and goes for the cover, but Sabian kicks out. Page tags back in, but Spears pulls Omega to the floor as Sabian delivers elbow shots to Page. Spears gets into the ring, but Page delivers clotheslines to Sabian and Spears in the corners as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Omega and Sabian tag into the match. Omega delivers clubbing shots and then drops Spears and Sabian with a double low dropkick. Omega drops them with a double crusher and then runs the ropes, but Ford gets on the apron. Spears drops Omega with a Backstabber and then Sabian delivers a springboard dropkick. Sabian goes for the cover, but Omega kicks out. Omega comes back with chops, but Sabian drops him with a hurricanrana. Sabian delivers an enzuigiri and Ford drops Page with a hurricanrana on the floor. Sabian kicks Omega in the ring and then Ford delivers a handspring back elbow as Spears distracts the referee. Sabian takes Omega to the mat and goes for the cover, but Omega kicks out. Omega comes back and delivers a knee strike to the face and then the lights go out in the arena. Joey Janela appears on the stage with Tully Blanchard tied up in a chair. Spears rushes to help Blanchard and drops Janela on the stage. They fight to the back and Omega drops Sabian with a snap dragon suplex.
Omega delivers the V Trigger and Page tags in. Page delivers the Buckshot Lariat and gets the pin fall as Omega looks on confused.
Winners: Adam Page and Kenny Omega
Another vignette with Brandi Rhodes airs. She calls out women like Riho and Britt Baker. She says the offer to Kris Statlander still stands and says the family is almost complete. She says they are just waiting for their alien to come home.
Chris Jericho’s music hits and Le Champion and Jake Hager kick Excalibur and Tony Schiavone off commentary and join Jim Ross.
Match #5 – Singles Match: Luchasaurus (w/Jungle Boy and Marko Stunt) vs. Sammy Guevara
Guevara slaps Lucha in the face and dropkicks him into the corner. Guevara delivers an enzuigiri, but Lucha grabs him and goes for a choke slam. Guevara gets free, but Lucha kicks him from the top to the outside. Lucha slams Guevara onto the apron as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Guevara delivers a kick to Lucha. Lucha comes back and shoves him away, but Guevara drops him with a DDT. Guevara goes for a moonsault, but Lucha dodges. Lucha delivers a kick and then slams Guevara to the mat and gets the pin fall.
-After the match, Hager and Jericho rush the ring and attack Luchasaurus, but Jungle Boy and Stunt get into the ring as well. Jericho and Jungle Boy are the last two in the ring and Jungle Boy rolls up Jericho and Stunt makes a quick three count. Hager gets back into the ring as Jungle Boy and Stunt escape and leave with Luchasaurus.
On Saturday, February 29th, AEW will host the Revolution pay-per-view in Chicago.
On next week’s Dynamite, the last for 2019, the following matches have been announced:
Chris Jericho vs. Jungle Boy in a 10-Minute Time Limit Match.
Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky vs. the winners of tonight’s main event with the AEW World Tag Team Championship on the line.
Adam Page and Kenny Omega vs. Lucha Brothers
Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. Kris Statlander with the winner challenging Riho for the AEW Women’s World Championship on January 1st.
Match #6 – #1 Contender’s (AEW World Tag Team Championship) Texas Street Fight: The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) vs. Santana and Ortiz
Santana and Ortiz attack The Young Bucks on the stage and Sammy Guevara runs out to help. Brandon Cutler comes out to even the odds, but Santana and Ortiz send him through a piece of the stage. The Bucks come back and take Guevara out and then Matt dives onto Santana and puts him through a table on the stage. Matt goes for the cover, but Santana kicks out. The Bucks get Santana in the ring, but Santana comes back and hits them with the loaded sock. Santana and Ortiz double team Nick and put a trash can over his head and hit it with weapons. Matt comes into the ring with a Dallas Cowboys helmet on and attacks Santana and Ortiz and drops them with a double Spear. Matt sends Ortiz to the floor and then Santana takes Matt to the floor. Santana delivers a suicide dive that sends Matt through a table as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, The Bucks double team Santana in the ring. Nick shoves him to the mat and Matt hits him with a trash can. Matt takes Ortiz out on the floor and Nick connects with a 450 splash onto a trashcan and Santana. Nick goes for the cover, but Jake Hager pulls the referee out of the ring. Nick accidentally kicks the referee and Dustin Rhodes rushes the ring and attacks Hager. Rhodes and Hager brawl up the ramp as The Bucks double team Santana in the ring. Matt splashes onto Santana and goes for the cover, but the referee is still out. Aubrey Edwards rushes the ring and makes the count, but Santana kicks out at two. Santana comes back and sends Nick through a table on the floor. Ortiz gets into the ring and he and Santana double team Matt. Ortiz and Santana delivers the Street Sweeper and Ortiz goes for the cover, but Nick pulls the referee out of the ring. Ortiz beats Matt with the loaded sock and Santana gets another table on the outside.
Ortiz sets up chairs in the ring and Santana goes up top for the Street Sweeper through the chairs, but Nick shoves Santana through the table. The Bucks deliver a double superkick to Ortiz and then deliver another one with a chair against Ortiz’s face. The Bucks deliver a Meltzer Driver on the chair and Matt gets the pin fall.
Winners and number one contenders for the AEW World Tag Team Championship: The Young Bucks
-After the match, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky get into the ring and hold the titles in the air and stare down The Bucks as the show comes to a close.