2/26/20 AEW Dynamite Recap

Feb 26, 2020 - by Michael Riba

Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Independence, Missouri. They run down the card for tonight’s show.

Match #1 – 30-Minute Iron Man Match: PAC vs. Kenny Omega (w/The Young Bucks)
They lock up and get into the ropes with neither man gaining the advantage. They exchange wrist-locks, but no advantage is gained. They exchange shots and Omega delivers a basement dropkick. PAC comes back with a kick to the face, but Omega delivers a shot to the head. Omega goes for the One Winged Angel, but PAC gets free and attempts the Brutalizer. Omega backs PAC into the corner and then takes him to the outside with a hurricanrana. Omega takes PAC out with the dive and tosses him back into the ring. Omega delivers a crusher and goes for the cover, but PAC kicks out. Omega delivers a few chops and a few forearm shots and then takes PAC down with a rolling senton. Omega goes for a moonsault, but PAC dodges it. Omega comes right back and drops PAC with a Snap Dragon Suplex. Omega goes for the V Trigger, but PAC rolls to the floor. Omega goes after him, but PAC counters and they exchange shots on the outside. PAC kicks Omega in the midsection and goes for a moonsault from the ropes, but Omega catches him.
PAC counters into a spinning DDT on the floor and rolls back into the ring. Omega gets to the apron and they exchange shots. Omega slams PAC into the corner and goes up top, but PAC cuts him off. Omega knocks PAC to the mat, but PAC comes right back and delivers an avalanche brain buster from the top. PAC delivers a missile dropkick from the top and goes for the cover, but Omega kicks out. PAC applies a rear choke submission, but Omega fights back. PAC gets free and takes Omega down with a cutter. PAC goes for the cover, but Omega kicks out. PAC delivers a shot to the head and follows it up with a knee strike. PAC chokes Omega over the ropes an then chops him in the corner. PAC kicks Omega in the chest, but Omega comes back and throws PAC into the corner. They exchange shots and then PAC connects with a pump kick. PAC delivers a snap German suplex, but Omega comes back with a knee strike. Omega delivers another knee strike and plants him with the Tiger Driver 98. Omega goes for the cover, but PAC kicks out.
Omega goes for the One Winged Angel, but PAC gets free. Omega grabs him again and delivers a German suplex. Omega goes for the cover, but PAC kicks out. Omega puts PAC in the corner and delivers the V Trigger. Omega takes PAC up top, but PAC counters and power bombs Omega to the mat. Omega comes back and slams PAC into the turnbuckle. Omega delivers a snap dragon suplex and then the V Trigger. Omega goes for the cover, but PAC kicks out. PAC rolls to the floor and then hits Omega with a chair for a disqualification.
Kenny Omega leads 1-0 at 14:06.
After a 30-second break, PAC kicks Omega in the face and hits the Black Arrow and gets a pin fall.
The match is tied 1-1 at 13:21 as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, both men are brawling on the apron and PAC slams Omega down to the floor. PAC gets back into the ring and then dropkicks Omega into the referee on the floor. PAC sets up a table on the floor and then puts Omega on it. PAC climbs up top and connects with a Shooting Star Press that sends Omega through the table. PAC gets into the ring at the eight count, while Omega gets in at nine-and-a-half. PAC goes up top and goes for the Black Arrow, but Omega gets his knees up. Omega delivers the V Trigger, and then another, and then slams PAC to the mat. Omega goes for the cover, but PAC kicks out. Omega delivers another V Trigger and goes for the One Winged Angel, but PAC counters with a reverse-rana. PAC slams Omega to the mat with a swinging DDT and locks in the Brutalizer. Omega rolls through and gets to the ropes. PAC goes for the Brutalizer again, but Omega delivers elbow shots. PAC gets the hold applied, but Omega gets PAC’s shoulders on the mat for a two count. PAC keeps the hold applied, but Omega does not tap out as the time expires.
PAC attacks the referee, but Justin Roberts says the match will continue under sudden death rules. Omega hits a series of knee strikes and goes for the cover, but PAC kicks out. Omega hits the One Winged Angel and gets the pin fall.
Winner by a score of 2 falls to 1: Kenny Omega
-After a commercial break, Schiavone interviews PAC on the stage. PAC asks Schiavone what he is trying to achieve with this interview. Orange Cassidy walks out and gets in PAC’s face. PAC attacks him and stomps him on the stage.

A video hype package for AEW Revolution airs. The pay-per-view will be this Saturday, February 29th, from Chicago, Illinois.

Lexy Nair is backstage and wants an interview with Chris Jericho. Jake Hager answers the door and ignores all of her questions about Jericho.

Taz has joined the commentary team.

Match #2 – Six-Man Tag Team Match: The Inner Circle (Santana, Ortiz, and Sammy Guevara) vs. Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus, and Marko Stunt)
Jurassic Express takes care of The Inner Circle with kicks and dives to the floor. Luchasaurus tosses Stunt to the floor, but Santana and Ortiz catch him and throw him into Jungle Boy. Santana and Ortiz get into the ring and take out Luchasaurus. Stint gets into the ring, but Guevara comes back and triple teams Stunt with Santana and Ortiz as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, The Inner Circle are still in control. They triple team Stunt in the ring and Guevara goes for the cover, but Jungle Boy breaks it up. Stunt fights back against Guevara and then tags in Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus tosses Guevara across the ring and kicks him in the face. He knocks down Santana and Ortiz as well and then slams Santana to the mat with the Fossilizer. Luchasaurus choke slams Ortiz and connects with a standing moonsault. Jungle Boy and Stunt kick Guevara in the face and then Jungle Boy suplexes Guevara into the corner. Jurassic Express triple-superkick Guevara in the corner and then Ortiz gets sent to the floor. Luchasaurus goes for the cover on Guevara, but Santana breaks it up. Jungle Boy deliver a superkick to Oritz, but Santana and Ortiz come back and slam him to the mat. Guevara connects with a standing Shooting Star Press on Jungle Boy and goes for the cover, but Stunt breaks it up. Stunt sends Santana and Ortiz to the floor with a low bridge and then Luchasaurus takes them out with a moonsault.
Guevara grabs the loaded sock, but Darby Allin rushes out and takes it from him. Jungle Boy takes Guevara down with a snap hurricanrana and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Jurassic Express

A video hype package for the feud between Cody and MJF airs.

Match #3 – Tag Team Match: The Butcher and The Blade (w/The Bunny) vs. Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent) (w/Orange Cassidy)
Trent and Blade start the match and then Taylor gets knocked to the floor. Blade and Butcher double team Trent in the ring after Butcher tags in. Butcher stomps Trent in the corner and tags in Blade. Trent fights back against Blade, but Blade slams him down to the mat. Taylor comes back to help Trent and they take advantage of the match as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Butcher and Blade double team Taylor in the ring. Taylor comes back and sends Butcher to the floor and tags in Trent. Trent drops Blade with a swinging DDT and sends him to the floor. Trent comes over the ropes, but Blade catches him and throws him into the barricade. Trent comes back with a Spear and then Cassidy and Bunny get into the ring. Bunny stops Cassidy from putting his hands in his pockets and steals his sunglasses. She goes to kick him, but he stops her and steals her bunny ears. The refere gets Bunny out if the ring as Cassidy takes out Butcher with a dive. Taylor and Trent takes Blade to the mat and Trent gets the pin fall.
Winners: Best Friends
-After the match, Schiavone interviews Best Friends. He says PAC vs. Cassidy has been signed for Revolution. Taylor says they are back to their winning ways and says Cassidy is going to try in his match against PAC. Trent says he might try, but he might not. Cassidy gives a thumbs up.

Match #4 – Four-Way Match: Yuka Sakazaki vs. Big Swole vs. Shanna vs. Hikaru Shida
All four women brawl and then Sakazaki gets taken down. Swole, Shanna, and Shida have a triple test-of-strength and then Sakazaki gets in the middle and breaks it up. Swole takes Sakazaki down with a shoulder tackle and then Shanna rolls up Shida for a two count. The rest of the women exchange rolls ups and then Shanna and Swole are left in the ring. Shanna delivers a superkick to Swole as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Shanna is in control of Sakazaki, but Shida gets involved and kicks Shanna in the head. Shida puts Sakazaki in the corner and suplexes Shanna into her. Shida delivers a forearm shot to Shanna, but Swole takes Shida down with a Flatliner. Swole punches Sakazaki to the floor and delivers a headbutt to Shanna. Swole kicks Shanna in the head and drops her with a cutter. Swole goes for the cover, but Shanna kicks out. Shida goes up top and dropkicks Swole. Shida goes for the cover, but Sakazaki breaks it up. Sakazaki covers Swole, but Shanna breaks it up. Shanna slams Sakazaki to the mat and goes for the cover, but Sakazaki kicks out. Shanna delivers a double stomp to Shida and Sakazaki and then Swole drops Shanna with Dirty Dancing. Shida delivers a back-breaker to Swole and then Sakazaki connects with a frog splash. Shida slams Sakazaki onto Swole and goes for the cover, but the both kick out. Shida goes back and takes Swole down again with a knee strike and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Hikaru Shida

A vignette for The Dark Order airs. Evil Uno says The Exalted One is near. He says he and Stu Grayson will take out SCU at Revolution. He says SCU will soon realize that they are obsolete.

An interview with Adam Page, Kenny Omega, and The Young Bucks airs. Jim Ross interviews them and asks them if they thought this would be the scene one year ago. Matt Jackson says he thought they would be at the top of the tag team mountain while Omega and Page were in the singles division. Omega says he and Page were in the right place at the right time when they won the titles. He says this is their chance to prove they are a top tag team as well. Page interrupts and Ross asks him why he is uncomfortable. Page says he isn’t and is doing the interview just like everyone else. Ross asks them how they prepare when they are facing guys who know their every move. Matt says Page and Omega will see the competitive Young Bucks on Saturday and says they are the best tag team in the world and are taking the titles. Matt says The Elite is bigger than whoever is carrying the titles. Page says he tried to leave The Elite months ago and no one listened to him. Nick says Page was a jobber in ROH who they brought into The Elite. Page says his glass is empty so he is leaving. He walks away as Ross ends the interview.

Back to the announce team, and they run down the card for AEW Revolution.

Ross informs us that Lance Archer will be on Dynamite next week to talk about signing with the company.

The official weigh-in for the AEW World Championship Match gets set up in the ring. Moxley comes out first, followed by Jericho, who is accompanied by The Inner Circle. They try to make Jericho go first, but he stop it and says the Painmaker always goes last. Moxley gets on the scale and he weighs in at 234 pounds. Jericho gets into Moxley’s face and Moxley answers with a headbutt. The Inner Circle beats Moxleu down and Jericho has been busted open. Dustin Rhodes rushes the ring and clotheslines Jake Hager to the floor. Rhodes tosses Hager over the barricade and brawls with him through the crowd. Jericho joins the beat down of Moxley as Rhodes and Hager brawl into the concourse. Allin rushes the ring, but Guevara hits him with a knee strike. Guevara smashes Allin’s skateboard over Allin’s head and then Moxley and Jericho start brawling again. Moxley goes for the Paradigm Shift, but Santana hits a low blow and Jericho takes Moxley out with the Judas Effect. Jericho drops Moxley with a Paradigm Shift on the weight scale and then stands over him with the AEW World Championship belt in the air as the show comes to a close.

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