12/18/19 AEW Dynamite Recap

Dec 18, 2019 - by Michael Riba

Jim Ross welcomes us to the show from Corpus Christi, Texas, and the night’s first participants are already in the ring.

Match #1 – Tag Team Match: The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) vs. Adam Page and Kenny Omega
Fenix and Omega start the match. They lock up, but neither man gets the advantage. Omega applies a wrist-lock, but Fenix counters and takes Omega to the mat. Omega comes back with a chop, but Fenix takes him down again. Omega comes back with a basement dropkick and then slams Fenix to the mat with a crusher. Omega goes for the One-Winged Angel, but Fenix gets free and tags Pentagon. Page tags in as well. They shove each other and then exchange chops. Page delivers a few forearms, but Pentagon comes back with a kick to the face. Page comes back with a kick of his own and tags in Omega. Omega and Page deliver chops to Pentagon and then do the same to Fenix. Pentagon rakes Omega’s eyes and delivers a chop to Page. Pentagon comes off the ropes, but Omega takes him down with a hurricanrana. Pentagon and Fenix go to the floor, but Omega takes them out with a suicide dive. Omega tosses Pentagon back into the ring and tags in Page. Page delivers a forearm, but Pentagon puts him on the apron.
Fenix grabs Page and then delivers a double stomp as Pentagon holds Page in the ring. Pentagon goes for the cover, but Omega breaks it up. Pentagon chops Page in the corner and kicks him down to the mat. Pentagon clotheslines Page in the corner, but Page comes back with a clothesline of his own. Omega tags in and takes Pentagon down with a cross-body. Omega clubs Fenix to the mat, but Pentagon comes back with a kick to the midsection. Omega comes back with a rolling senton and goes for a moonsault, but Pentagon gets his knees up. Fenix takes Page down on the floor and then the Lucha Brothers double team Omega in the ring. Pentagon sends Omega to the floor and Fenix takes him out with a suicide dive. Fenix tosses Omega back into the ring and Pentagon splashes him from the top. Pentagon goes for the cover, but Omega kicks out. Fenix tags in and comes off the ropes, but Omega counters with a power bomb. Omega delivers a knee strike and tags in Page. Pentagon enters the ring as well, but Page takes control and drops the Lucha Brothers.
Page launches off of Pentagon and onto Fenix and goes for the cover, but Fenix kicks out. Fenix comes back with a kick to the head and delivers a face-buster. Fenix goes for the cover, but Page kicks out. Pentagon tags in and the Lucha Brothers double team Page. Pentagon slams Fenix onto Page and goes for the cover, but Page kicks out. Pentagon chops Omega on the apron and goes up top, but Page cuts him off. Page takes Pentagon down with a fall-away slam. Omega gets into the ring and he and Page take out the Lucha Brothers. Omega delivers a spine-buster to Pentagon and goes for the cover, but Pentagon kicks out. Pentagon comes back with a Slingblade, but Page drops Pentagon with a clothesline. Fenix takes out Page and Omega takes out Fenix with a snap German suplex. Omega delivers a knee strike to Pentagon, but Pentagon comes back with kicks. Page goes for the Buckshot Lariat, but Pentagon moves and Page hits Omega. Page gets taken out and then Pentagon anf Fenix drops Omega with the package pile-driver/double stomp combo and Pentagon gets the pin fall.
Winners: The Lucha Brothers
-After the match, Omega and Page get in each other’s faces and start shoving each other. PAC appears on the screen and asks Page if he remembers who he is. He tells the cameraman to follow him and then goes into the locker room and sees Michael Nakazawa, who is Omega’s best friend, and closes the door. Omega rushes backstage as the show heads to a commercial.

Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Tony Schiavone run down the rest of the card for tonight’s show.

Match #2 – Tag Team Match: Cody and Darby Allin vs. The Butcher and The Blade (w/The Bunny)
Allin and Butcher start the match and Butcher slings Allin across the ring. Blade tags in and applies a side headlock. Allin gets free and dropkicks Butcher to the floor and sends Blade to the floor with an arm-drag. Cody tags in, as does Butcher. Butcher delivers a headbutt and a few shots across the back. Butcher delivers a back-elbow, but Cody comes back with an uppercut. Cody runs the ropes, but Butcher drops him with a clothesline. Butcher slams Cody into the corner and tags in Blade. Cody delivers a power slam to Blade and Butcher tags back in. Butcher kicks Cody in the face, but Cody smacks him across the face. Butcher sends Cody to the floor with a low bridge from Blade. Cody gets back into the ring, but Butcher drops him with a side slam. Butcher goes for the cover, but Cody kicks out as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Blade is in control of Cody. Butcher tags back in and applies a wrist-lock. Cody fights back, but Butcher slams him into the corner. Butcher charges, but Cody dodges. Blade tags in, but Cody sends him to the floor. Blade comes back, but both men take each other out with simultaneous cross-bodies. Cody makes it to Allin, who comes in and hits Butcher on the apron. Allin plants Blade with the Code Red and goes for the cover, but Butcher made a blind tag. Butcher takes Allin down and applies a Texas Cloverleaf. Cody ties to break it up, but Blade pulls Cody to the floor. Cody slams Blade into the steps and then Allin escapes the hold. Allin delivers a Stunner and tags in Cody. Cody delivers Cross Rhodes, but Bunny gets into the ring. Blade tags in, but Cody sends him to the floor. Cody and Allin take out Butcher and Blade with suicide dives. Cody tosses Blade back into the ring and then delivers the Disaster Kick to Butcher. Allin delivers the Coffin Drop to Butcher on the apron.
Blade goes for a roll-up, but Cody kicks out. Cody drops Blade with a cutter and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Cody and Darby Allin

A video hype package for Jungle Boy airs. He will face Chris Jericho later tonight.

Match #3 – Singles Match: Awesome Kong (w/Brandi Rhodes and Melanie Cruise) vs. Miranda Alazea
Kong drops Alazea with a spinning back fist and then delivers the Awesome Bomb and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Awesome Kong
-After the match, Kong cuts a lock of Alazea’s hair and adds it to her collection.

Jim Ross hosts a sit-down interview with Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy says Chris Jericho is great, but he is ready to face him head on. Jungle Boy says his dad would be proud and happy about everything he has accomplished.

Match #4 – Singles Match w/ a 10-minute time limit: Chris Jericho (w/Jake Hager) vs. Jungle Boy (w/Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt)
Jungle Boy delivers a few quick shots and drops Jericho with a dropkick. Jungle Boy takes Jericho down again with an arm-drag, but Jericho comes right back and goes for the Liontamer. Jungle Boy kicks him away and gets a roll-up for two. Jericho drops Jungle Boy over the top rope and delivers the Codebreaker. Jericho walks over Jungle Boy’s chest and delivers another Codebreaker. Jericho goes for the cover, but pulls Jungle Boy up at two. Jericho tosses Jungle Boy to the floor and Hager slams him into the barricade. Lunchasaurus and Hager brawl in the outside and Hager drops Stunt with a forearm shot. Aubrey Edwards kicks everyone out from ringside as Jericho tosses Jungle Boy back into the ring. Jungle Boy catches Jericho with a roll-up, but Jericho kicks out at two. Jungle Boy kicks Jericho in the chest, but Jericho sends him to the apron.
Jericho comes over the ropes, but Jungle Boy moves and Jericho hits the floor. Jungle Boy takes Jericho out with a trio of suicide dives and tosses him back into the ring. Jungle Boy delivers a diving DDT and goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out. Jungle Boy delivers a Backstabber to Jericho and goes for another cover, but Jericho kicks out again. Jericho comes back with an elbow shot and goes for the Lionsault, but Jungle Boy moves. Jungle Boy hits the Lionsault himself and goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out. Jericho comes back and takes Jungle Boy to the mat and goes for the cover, but Jungle Boy kicks out. Jericho delivers a chop and clubs Jungle Boy in the throat. Jericho delivers a power bomb and locks in the Liontamer, but he does not tap out before the time runs out. Jericho demands five more minutes and the bell rings.
Jericho delivers a few slaps and sends Jungle Boy over the ropes, but Jungle Boy holds on. Jungle Boy gets a few roll-ups, but Jericho kicks out each time. Jericho grabs his title belt and leaves the ring.
Match Result: Draw

Back from the break, Tony Schiavone is with Chris Jericho on the stage. Jericho says he is not upset because he told everyone Jungle Boy couldn’t beat him. Schiavone says Jericho said that Jungle Boy couldn’t last ten minutes with him, and he did. Jericho argues with him and takes the microphone. Jericho says Jungle Boy did not beat him, but will get his later. Jericho talks about asking Jon Moxley to join The Inner Circle. Jericho says The Inner Circle has a giant surprise for Moxley if he says yes, and they will give it to him on January 1st. He wishes Moxley and Merry Christmas and says they will see him on New Year’s Day.

Jenn interview SCU backstage. Christopher Daniels says the tag team of the moment in AEW is SCU. Lucha Brothers interrupt and say Daniels doesn’t have it anymore. Daniels gets in Pentagon’s face and then walks away.

A video package for AEW Revolution airs. The pay-per-view will be on Saturday, February 20th from Chicago, Illinois.

Match #5 – #1 Contender’s (AEW Women’s World Championship) Match: Kris Statlander vs. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.
Baker applies a wrist-lock, but Statlander gets free and cartwheels around the ring. Statlander goes for a kick, but Baker counters. Baker goes for the Lockjaw, but Stsatlander gets free. Statlander comes back after some rope work and gets a two count on a roll-up. Baker comes back with a fw roll-ups of her own, but Statlander kicks out each time. Statlander comes back with a kick, but Baker delivers a forearm shot. Baker drops Statlander with a neck-breaker and applies a rear chin-lock as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Baker drops Statlander to the mat. Baker goes for Lockjaw, but Statlander gets free. Statlander delivers a knee to the head and delivers a missile dropkick from the top. Statlander goes for the cover, but Baker kicks out. Baker comes back with a roll-up for two. Statlander picks Baker up, but Baker delivers an elbow and then drops Statlander with a Slingblade. Baker goes for the cover, but Statlander kicks out. Statlander comes back with a kick and a spinning clothesline. Statlander goes up top, but Baker cuts her off. They go to the mat and then Statlander slams Baker to the mat. Statlander goes for a clothesline, but Baker counters with a neck-breaker. Baker goes for a superkick, but Statlander blocks it and delivers a round house kick. Statlander comes off the ropes, but Baker delivers a superkick. Baker applies the Lockjaw, but Statlander picks her up and delivers the Big Bang Theory and gets the pin fall.
Winner and number one contender for the AEW Women’s World Championship: Kris Statlander
-After the match, Schiavone interviews Statlander. She “boops” him on the nose, but Brandi Rhodes interrupts. She tells Schiavone to leave because she has it from here. She congratulates Statlander and says she knew she could do it. Rhodes asks Statlander if she is with the Nightmare Collective or not. Statlander wags her finger in Rhodes’s face and Awesome Kong and Melanie Cruise come out. Rhodes drops Statlander with her heel and leaves her lying. Sadie Gibbs comes out to check on Statlander as the Nightmare Collective back up the ramp.

Shawn Spears and Tully Blanchard are backstage. Spears says tag team wrestling actually matters in AEW and says they are missing that guy that can help them in the tag team division.

Match #6 – AEW World Tag Team Championship Match: SCU (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) (c) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
Kazarian and Nick start the match. Sky quickly tags in, but Nick sends him to the floor and tags in Matt. Matt sends Kazarian to the floor and then drops Sky with a shoulder tackle. Kazarian and Nick tag in and The Bucks deliver kicks to SCU. They send Sky to the floor and Matt tags in. Matt delivers a Buckle Bomb to Kazarian as Nick delivers an enzuigiri. The Bucks double team Kazarian in the corner, but Kazarian shoves Matt into Nick. Kazarian delivers a Backstabber to Matt as Sky sends Nick to the floor. Sky tags in and SCU double team Matt. Sky goes for the cover, but Matt kicks out. Nick tags in and kicks Kazarian in the head. Nick kicks Sky in the corner and delivers a knee strike. Nick drops SCU in the ring and then takes Sky down with a hurricanrana. Matt tags in and delivers an elbow drop. Matt goes for the cover, but Sky kicks out. Nick tags in and Kazarian pulls Sky to the floor. Nick takes SCU out with a dive from the top as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Kazarian tags in and drops The Bucks in the ring. The Bucks come back and double team him, but Kazarian drops them with a double lariat. Sky tags back in and Kazarian drops Matt with a hurricanrana on the floor. Sky takes out The Bucks with a suicide dive and tosses Matt back into the ring. Kazarian drops Matt with an assisted DDT and Sky goes for the cover, but Matt kicks out. Matt takes Sky down and tags in Nick. Nick knocks Kazarian does and comes off the ropes, but Sky drops him with a cutter. Sky locks in a Dragon Sleeper and then Kazarian applies one to Matt as well. Matt gets free and throws Kazarian into Sky to break the other hold. Matt and Kazarian brawl in the ring, but Sky makes a blind tag. Kazarian DDT’s Matt in the ring and Nick on the apron, but Matt gets a quick roll-up on Sky for two. Sky drops Matt with the TKO and tags in Kazarian. SCY drop Matt with the SCU-Later and Kazarian gets the pin fall.
Winners and still AEW World Tag Team Champions: SCU
-After the match, The Creepers from The Dark Order surround the ring. The lights go out and then Stu Grayson and Evil Uno come to the stage. Uno says tonight is not a recruitment, but an initiation. He tells the Creepers to put down SCU and The Bucks. Alex Reynolds and John Silver are revealed to be two of the Creepers and they all beat down SCU and The Bucks. Christopher Daniels comes out, but they overpower him as well. Kenny Omega rushes out, but he is overpowered, too. Uno and Grayson join the beat down and then Cody and Dustin Rhodes rush out. Cody and Rhodes are beat down as well. Dark Order leaves everyone lying and Uno says he told everyone is was an initiation. He hands masks to Reynolds and Silver and says they will not be underestimated again.

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