AEW Fyter Fest 2020 Night 1 Recap
Excalibur, Chris Jericho, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Jacksonville, Florida.
Tag Team Match: Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus) (w/Marko Stunt) vs. MJF and Wardlow
Jungle Boy and MJF start the match, and Jungle Boy takes MJF down with a clothesline. Jungle Boy goes for a reverse-rana on the apron, but MJF holds on and Warlow kicks Jungle Boy in the face. Wardlow slams Jungle Boy into the barricade, and then tosses him back into the ring. MJF stomps on Jungle Boy and suplexes him to the mat. Wardlow chokes Jungle Boy in the corner and tags in as MJF does the same. Wardlow delivers a few shots and then throws Jungle Boy across the ring. Wardlow slams Jungle Boy into MJF’s boot and MJF tags in. MJF goes to slam Jungle Boy into Wardlow’s boot, but Jungle Boy counters and does it to MJF. Jungle Boy goes for the tag, but MJF stops him and applies a front face-lock. Wardlow walks around the ring as Jungle Boy makes the tag, but the referee doesn’t see the tag. MJF slams Jungle Boy into the corner and then drops him with a back suplex. Wardlow tags in and takes Jungle Boy down with a back drop. MJF tags back in and he and Wardlow go for a double suplex, but Jungle Boy lands on his feet and tags in Luchasaurus.
Luchasaurus takes out Wardlow with a pump kick and then drops him with a clothesline. Luchasaurus kicks MJF in the head and delivers a superkick to Wardlow. Luchasaurus goes for the chokeslam on MJF, butMJF gets away and tags in Wardlow. Luchasaurus and Wardlow exchange shots, and then Luchasaurus connects with a heel kick. Wardlow comes back and goes for the F-10, but Luchasaurus counters into a DDT. Jungle Boy andMJF tag in, and Jungle Boy sends MJF to the floor. Jungle Boy connects on a few dives and tosses MJF back into the ring. Wardlow pulls Jungle Boy to the floor, but Jungle Boy escapes and connects with a kick. Luchasaurus takes Wardlow out with a dive and then he and Jungle Boy drop MJF with an assisted cutter. Jungle Boy goes for the cover, but Wardlow breaks it up. Wardlow takes out Luchasaurus with a hurricanrana and goes for the F-10 on Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy counters with a DDT, but Wardlow comes back with a clothesline. MJF pokes Luchasaurus in the eye, but Luchasaurus comes back with a power bomb. MJF comes right back with a shot to Luchasaurus and all four men are down.
They all four kick up, and then Luchasaurus and Wardlow deliver double clotheslines. Jungle Boy takes MJF out with a Canadian Destroyer, and then Jungle Boy sends Wardlow into Luchasaurus accidentally. Marko Stunt gets involved, but Wardlow throws him onto Jungle Boy. MJF rolls up Luchasaurus for two, and then tags in Wardlow. Wardlow connects with a senton and goes for the cover, but Luchasaurus kicks out. MJF puts the diamond ring on his finger and goes to hit Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus ducks and MJF hits Wardlow. Luchasaurus kicks Wardlow in the head and Jungle Boy drops him with a DDT. Luchasaurus delivers the chokeslam to Wardlow, then kicks him in the face and connects with a standing moonsault and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Jurassic Express
Lance Archer and Joey Janela brawl in the stands, as Sonny Kiss and referees try to pull them apart. They will go one-on-one on Night 2 of Fyter Fest next week.
The announce team runs down the card for the remainder of tonight’s show.
The video package for the feud between Hikaru Shida and Penelope Ford airs.
AEW Women’s World Championship Match: Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Penelope Ford
Referee Aubrey Edwards tosses Kip Sabian from ringside before the match begins, and he steals Shida’s kendo stick before he leaves.
Shida drops Ford with a knee strike after the bell rings. Shida goes with the Falcon Arrow, but Ford gets free. Ford takes Shida down and gets a roll-up, but Shida kicks out at two. Shida comes back and sends Ford to the floor, and then takes her out with a basement dropkick. Ford comes back and slams Shida into the barricade. Shida comes back and gets Ford to the ring apron. Shida connects with a knee lift and then lays her on the top rope. Shida goes for a knee lift, but Ford moves and kicks Shida in the head. Ford slams Shida’s face into the turnbuckle a few times and then connects with a springboard back elbow. Ford kicks Shida in the face and takes her down with a German suplex. Ford goes for the cover, but Shida kicks out. Ford delivers a series of right hands as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Ford is still in control of the match. She applies a rear chin-lock and then kicks Shida in the face. Shida fights back with a few shots, but Ford slams her to the mat. Ford goes for the cover, but Shida kicks out. Ford and Shida exchange shots, and then Shida connects with knee strikes. Shida connects with an enzuigiri, but Ford comes back with a pump kick. Ford goes for a handspring stunner, but Shida catches her and delivers a back-breaker. Shida bends Ford over her knee with a submission, and then delivers another back-breaker. Shida goes for the cover, but Ford kicks out. Shida delivers the Falcon Arrow, but Ford counters the cover with a roll-up for two. Shida delivers a running knee in the corner and goes up top. Shida goes for a dropkick, but Ford moves and delivers the stunner. Ford goes for the cover, but Shida kicks out. Ford goes to the outside and grabs the title, and Sabian runs back out. He tries to hit Shida with the kendo stick, but she ducks and steals it from him.
Shida hits Sabian with the kendo stick, and Ford gets back into the ring. Ford drops Shida with another stunner and goes for the cover, but Shida kicks out. Ford goes up top and goes for a moonsault, but Shida dodges it. Shida delivers a couple running knees and then delivers the Falcon Arrow. Shida goes for the cover, but Ford kicks out. Shida connects with another running knee and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still AEW Women’s World Champion: Hikaru Shida
This week’s “Technique By Taz” focuses on Jon Moxley. He talks about Moxley’s Paradigm Shift. He says Moxley will have difficulty delivering the move to a man of Brian Cage’s size.
AEW TNT Championship Match: Cody (c) (w/Arn Anderson) vs. Jake Hager (w/Catalina White)
They lock up, and Hager backs Cody into the corner. They break, but Cody applies a waist-lock. Cody connects with a shot to the chest, but Hager knocks him to the mat. Cody applies a headlock, but Hager sends him off the ropes and drops him with a shoulder block. Hager slams Cody into the corner and connects with a right hand. Cody comes back with a right hand of his own, but Hager counters back and delivers more shots. Cody rolls through to escape, but Hager counters into an ankle lock. Cody sends Hager away, but Hager connects with a back elbow. Hager goes to the floor, but Cody comes off the top rope and takes him out. Cody rolls Hager back into the ring and goes for a cross-body, but Hager catches him. Cody gets free and takes Hager to the mat. Cody applies a leg-lock, but Hager counters with a headbutt. Cody comes back and locks in the Figure Four, and then connects with a Disaster Kick. Cody goes for it again, but Hager catches him and slams him to the mat. Cody rolls to the floor, and Hager follows. Hager grabs Anderson instead, but Cody hits Hager from behind. Hager suplexes Cody to the floor as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Hager is in control in the ring. Hager connects with a right hand and then chokes Cody with his boot. Cody fights back, but Hager sends him to the floor. Hager tries to slam Cody into the ring post, but Anderson blocks his way. Cody slams Hager into the ring post instead, and then tosses him into the ring. Hager comes back with a sleeper, but Cody counters and gets a cover for two. Hager keeps the hold applies, but Cody counters with a stunner. Cody connects with the Cody Cutter and goes for the cover, but Hager kicks out. Cody connects with quick shots, and then takes Hager down with a power slam. Cody goes for the cover, but Hager kicks out. Hager comes back and takes Cody to the mat. Hager connects with the Hager Bomb and goes for the cover, but Cody kicks out. Hager slams Cody into the corner and goes for the Hager Bomb again, but Cody kicks Hager in the face. Cody drops Hager with a reverse DDT and goes for the cover, but Hager kicks out. Hager comes back and delivers a headbutt to Cody.
Hager throws Cody from the top rope to the floor and goes for the cover, but Cody kicks out. Hager applies an ankle lock, but Cody makes it to the ropes. Anderson gets on the apron, and Dustin Rhodes runs down and delivers a right hand to Hager. Cody goes for the Cross Rhodes, but Hager counters and applies an arm triangle. Cody floats over and pins Hager’s shoulders to the mat.
Winner and still AEW TNT Champion: Cody
-After the match, Hager thinks he won, but then realizes he lost. He attacks the referee, and then other referees and trainers rush the ring.
A new vignette from Darby Allin airs. Various clips of him skateboarding are shown.
Orange Cassidy makes his way out and sits by the announce team, with his feet propped on the table. He will go one-on-one with Chris Jericho on Night 2 of Fyter Fest next Wednesday night.
Tag Team Match: Santana and Ortiz vs. Private Party (Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen) (w/Matt Hardy)
Kassidy and Santana start the match. Kassidy sends Santana to the floor, and then Quen does the same to Ortiz. Kassidy takes Santana and Ortiz out with a dive. Quen tags in and he connects with a standing moonsault on Santana. He connects with a springboard moonsault and goes for the cover, but Santana kicks out. Kassidy tags back in and takes Santana down again. Kassidy goes for the cover, but Santana kicks out. Santana comes back with a few chops against the ropes, and Ortiz tags in. Santana slams Kassidy to the mat, and Ortiz drops him with a DDT. Santana takes Kassidy down with a suplex, and then Ortiz applies an octopus submission. Ortiz delivers a chop to Kassidy as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Ortiz chops Quen in the ring and then tags in Santana. Santana chops Quen as Ortiz holds him. Santana applies an abdominal stretch, but Quen sends him to the mat. Kassidy tags in and takes out Ortiz on the apron. Kassidy delivers a series of shots to Santana and then drops Ortiz with a cutter over the top rope. Santana goes to the outside, but Kassidy takes he and Ortiz out with a dive. Kassidy tosses Ortiz back into the ring and connects with a Swanton Bomb. Kassidy goes for the cover, but Ortiz kicks out. Kassidy puts Ortiz up top and tags in Quen. Santana tags in and spikes Kassidy to the mat. Ortiz takes out Quen with a Liger Nomb, and Santana slams Quen into the corner. Santana and Ortiz slam Quen to the mat and Ortiz goes for the cover, but Kassidy breaks it up. Santana sends Kassidy to the outside and slams him into the barricade. Santana grabs the matte ball, but Hardy stops him from using it. Ortiz gets in Hardy’s face, but Quen rolls Santana up for a two count.
Santana comes back with a kick to the face and Ortiz tags in. Santana and Ortiz goes for the Street Sweeper, but Quen counters. Ortiz gets sent to the floor, and Private Party drop Santana with the Gin and Juice and Quen gets the pin fall.
Winners: Private Party
Orange Cassidy gets up at the announce table, as does Chris Jericho. People rush out to keep them separated.
Adam Page and Kenny Omega are interviewed backstage. Page says people have said for a long time that Best Friends deserve a title shot, and they are right, but the word “deserved” goes away tonight. Omega says they have defeated team after team, and tonight will be no different.
Night 2 of Fyter Fest next week: Nyla Rose will be in action, SCU will take on Colt Cabana, Mr. brodie Lee, and Stu Grayson, Lance Archer will go one-on-one with Joey Janela. Private Party will get an AEW World Tag Team Championship Match, Chris Jericho will take on Orange Cassidy, and The Young Bucks and FTR will take on The Butcher and The Blade and Lucha Brothers.
Jon Moxley vs. Brian Cage has been delayed for a week, and will take place on July 15th on the Fight for the Fallen Dynamite schedule. Taz and Cage come to the ring. Taz says Moxley is concerned for the health and well-being of everyone in AEW, but he has been tested at home twice and has been negative both times. Taz says if Moxley showed up for work, he would be tested. He says Moxley has a case of the chicken-shits, and is scared of Cage.
AEW World Tag Team Championship Match: Adam Page and Kenny Omega (c) vs. Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent)
Taylor and Omega start the match. Neither man gains an early advantage and stand at a stalemate. Trent and Page tag in, and they exchange shots. Trent takes Page down with a back suplex, and then kicks him in the back of the head. Taylor tags in, and he and Trent drop Page with a double shoulder tackle. Trent connects with a suplex and goes for the cover, but Page kicks out. Trent tags back in, but Page drops him with a shoulder tackle. Page drops Taylor as well and tags in Omega. Omega knocks Trent to the floor, and then delivers a back-breaker to Trent. Omega goes for the cover, but Trent kicks out. Page tags in, and he and Omega double-team Trent. Page connects with a standing moonsault and goes for the cover, but Trent kicks out. FTR walk out and sit down at the announce table. Omega delivers more shots to Trent and stomps him in the corner as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Trent drops Page and Omega in the ring and tags in Taylor. Taylor sends Page and Omega to the floor and takes them out with a dive. Taylor shoves Page into the barricade and stomps on him. Omega connects with a knee strike to Taylor, but Trent takes Omega out with a dive. Taylor throws Omega into the barricade and tosses Page back into the ring. Taylor slams Page to the mat and goes for the cover, but Page kicks out. Trent tags in, but Page clotheslines Taylor to the floor. Page drops Trent with a fall-away slam, and dives onto Taylor. Page drops Trent with a lariat and tags in Omega. Omega delivers a missile dropkick to Trent and slams him to the mat. Omega connects with a rolling senton and goes for a moonsault, but Trent gets his knees up. Taylor tags in and drops Omega with a spike pile-driver. Taylor tosses Page to the floor and charges at Omega, but Omega kicks him in the face. Taylor comes back with a knee strike, but Omega drops him with a snap-dragon suplex. Trent tags in, but Omega drops him with a snap-dragon as well.
Omega sends Taylor and Trent to the corner and tags in Page. Page and Omega connects with elbows in the corner and then suplex Taylor to the mat. Page powerbombs Trent and goes for the cover, but Trent kicks out. Omega and Page goes for the Last Call, but Trent counters and sends Omega to the floor. Best Friends drop Page with the Strong Zero and Trent goes for the cover, but Omega breaks it up. Best Friends hug, but Page kicks Taylor in the face. Trent delivers shots to Page, but Page fights back with elbow shots. Trent rolls Page up and gets a two count. Page drops Trent with the Dead Eye and goes for the cover, but Trent kicks out. Page drops Trent with the Buckshot Lariat and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still AEW World Tag Team Champions: Adam Page and Kenny Omega
-After the match, FTR get into the ring and offer beers to Page and Omega. They accept, but Omega pours the beer out in the ring. The Young Bucks rush out to defuse the situation as the show comes to a close.