8/5/20 AEW Dynamite Recap
The opening credits roll. Jim Ross, Taz, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Jacksonville, Florida.
Match #1 – 12-Man Tag Team Match: Adam Page, Kenny Omega, FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood), and The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) vs. The Dark Order (Mr. Brodie Lee, Colt Cabana, Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, Five, and Nine)
Lee and Matt start the match, but Nick quickly tags in. Nick takes control and Nine tags in. Nick takes Nine down and goes for the cover, but Nine kicks out. Matt tags in and works over Nine, and then Wheeler tags in. Wheeler takes Nine down and tags in Harwood. Harwood continues the work, and tags in Page. Page does the same, and tags in Omega. Omega and Page double-team Nine and Omega goes for the cover, but Uno and Grayson break it up. FTR get into the ring, and they triple suplex Nine, Uno, and Grayson with Page and Omega’s help. Omega chases Cabana around the ring, but Lee drops Omega with a boot to the face. Grayson and Uno double-team Omega in the ring and Uno goes for the cover, but Omega kicks out. Grayson tags in and drops an elbow. He goes for the cover, but Matt breaks it up. Five tags in and connects with a splash on Omega. Five goes for the cover, but Omega kicks out. Omega comes back with a back-breaker and tags in Harwood. Harwood delivers an elbow shot and connects with a leg drop. Harwood goes for the cover, but Grayson breaks it up. Wheeler tags in and delivers an uppercut to Five.
Wheeler slams Five to the mat, and then drops Grayson with a suplex and Uno with a clothesline. Harwood tags in, and Page enters as well, and they go for triple Figure Four’s, but they are broken up. Grayson and Page become the legal men, and then Omega tags in. Matt Jackson then becomes the legal man and they all work over Grayson and then Uno. FTR stands on the apron as Omega, Page, and the Bucks work over Five. Nick takes out Lee, Uno, and Grayson with a moonsault, and then Harwood tags in. WHeeler tags in and then he and Harwood double-team Five. Harwood hurts his knee on the landing and Omega tags in. Omega power bombs Five as everyone else checks on Harwood. Dark Order beats down Omega as they take Harwood to the back. Matt Jackson tags in, as does Lee. Lee drops Matt with a clothesline and goes for the cover, but Matt kicks out. Grayson and Uno double-team Matt, but Nick makes the save. Page left with FTR, so it’s six-on-three now. The Dark Order takes control and makes quick tags on Matt. They deliver shots in the corner and Cabana connects with a splash. Uno tags in and delivers chops.
Uno drops Matt with a neck-breaker and goes for the cover, but Matt kicks out. Lee tags in, but Omega catches him with some shots. Lee drops Omega on the entrance ramp and tags in Cabana. Matt is sent to the corner and Grayson tags in. Matt escapes out of it and takes Five out with a cutter. Matt goes for the cover, but Uno pulls Nick to the floor. Five kicks Matt in the midsection, but Matt comes back with a kick to the face. Matt takes out Cabana and Nine with dives, and then Uno and Grayson as well. Page comes back and tags in. Page drops Five with a clothesline, and delivers shots to Uno and Grayson as well. Page takes out Cabana with a dive and clotheslines Five to the floor. Page drops Nine with a dive, but Uno grabs his ankle. Five kicks Page in the head, but Page comes back and drops him on the apron. Page takes out everyone except Lee with a moonsault and tosses Five into the ring. Page tosses Five to the corner and Lee tags in. They exchange shots and Uno and Grayson help send Page to the floor. Lee takes Page out with a dive and tags in Uno. Uno tags in Cabana, who drops Page down onto the turnbuckle with the Chicago Skyline. Cabana goes for the cover, but Omega breaks it up.
Grayson tags in and continues the work on Page. Grayson connects with a splash and goes for the cover, but Page kicks out. Lee tags back in, but the Bucks deliver superkicks to everyone. Omega drops Lee with a snao dragon as the Bucks deliver a double-superkick. Page goes for the Buckshot Lariat, but Lee dodges it and drops Page with a discus lariat and gets the pin fall.
Winners: The Dark Order
Best Friends are shown arriving to the arena earlier in the day.
In the main event, Jon Moxley will defend the AEW World Championship against Darby Allin. A promo from Moxley airs. He says he used to struggle with a lot of demons. He says people used to try to talk him out of stuff. He says sometimes, he wishes he had listened, but at the same time, he wouldn’t change a thing. He says he gets why Allin pointed at his belt and challenged him for the title. He says he has become the person that is concerned for someone’s health, because he knows Allin will come after him and won’t stop until he can’t move. He says he doesn’t want to have that he ended Allin’s career on his resume, but he has to do what he has to do. He says he won’t try to talk Allin out of anything, but tells him to just stay down when it is time to stay down. He says he knows Allin won’t listen, because he wouldn’t either.
Match #2 – Tag Team Match: Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent) vs. Santana and Ortiz
Taylor and Santana start the match. They lock up and battle into the corner. They lock up again and Taylor applies a hammer-lock. Santana counters into a headlock, but Taylor turns it around. They exchange quick holds and Taylor gets a quick roll-up for two. Ortiz tags in, but Taylor drops him with an arm-drag. Taylor holds the arm and tags in Trent. Trent works over Ortiz’s arm, but Ortiz comes back with a chop. Ortiz runs the ropes, but Trent takes him down with double knees. Trent delivers a Northern Lights suplex and goes for the cover, but Ortiz kicks out. Taylor tags in, but Ortiz takes control and tags in Santana. Taylor comes back and tags in Trent. Best Friends drop Santana and Ortiz with clotheslines, and then Trent drops Santana with a DDT. They drop Ortiz with an assisted cutter and then share a hug as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Ortiz and Trent are exchanging shots. Ortiz gains the advantage and slams Trent in the corner. Santana tags in and Ortiz knocks Taylor to the floor. Santana slams Trent to the mat and goes for the cover, but Trent kicks out. Trent fights off Santana and Ortiz, but Ortiz drops him on the apron. Ortiz slams Trent into the barricade and tosses him back into the ring. Santana delivers a back-breaker and goes for the cover, but Trent kicks out. Ortiz tags in and drops Trent with a suplex and goes for the cover, but Trent kicks out again. Santana tags back in and delivers a suplex. Santana goes for the cover, but Trent kicks out once more. Ortiz tags in and he and Santana double-suplex Trent. Ortiz goes for a couple of covers, but Trent kicks out each time. Ortiz stands on Trent’s head and tags in Santana. Trent comes back with a kick and a clothesline to drop Ortiz and Santana. Taylor tags in and delivers clotheslines and kicks. Taylor slams Ortiz to the mat, and plants Santana as well. Taylor goes for the cover, but Santana kicks out. Taylor delivers Soul Food to Ortiz and plants him with a Falcon Arrow. Taylor goes for the cover, but Ortiz kicks out.
Trent tags back in and puts Ortiz up top. Santana breaks it up, but Taylor sends Santana to the floor. Best Friends drop Ortiz with an assisted superplex. Trent goes for the cover, but Santana pulls Taylor to the floor and slams him into the stage. Santana tags in and drops Trent with a cutter. Ortiz drops Trent with a power bomb and Santana kicks him in the face. Santana goes for the cover, but Trent kicks out. Ortiz tags in and they go for the Street Sweeper, but Taylor knocks Santana down and Trent rolls Ortiz up for the pin fall.
Winners: Best Friends
A promo from MJF airs. He shows everyone his campaign headquarters. He says they are making posters and fliers and shipping them all over the world. He fires a guy for giving him bad gum, and runs down another guy for hanging a poster crooked on the wall. He says his campaign is not over until he wins the title.
Matthew Hardy is in the ring. He says he wanted to come to AEW because he wanted a say in the direction of his career. He says he thought he could be an attraction, and he has been having a blast. He says he is going to focus on himself on screen, but off screen he will still give back. He says he will always have Private Party’s back. He says he tried to help Sammy Guevara, but Guevara didn’t want his help and didn’t take his advice. Guevara comes out from under the ring as Hardy says he desires to hurt him. Hardy turns around and they begin to brawl. Hardy sends Guevara to the floor, but Guevara pulls him out. Hardy slams Guevara into the barricade and tosses him over the timekeeper’s table. Hardy slams Guevara through the table and grabs another table from under the ring. Guevara fights back and slams Hardy into the ring post. Guevara puts Hardy on the table and hits him with a chair. Hardy is busted open, and Guevara drives him through the table with a 450 splash.
Santana and Ortiz drag a cameraman to the parking lot and destroy Trent’s mom’s minivan with a sledgehammer.
Match #3 – Tag Team Match: Cody and Matt Cardona (w/Arn Anderson) vs. The Dark Order (Alex Reynolds and John Silver)
Cody and Silver start the match. Neither man gains an advantage, but Cody then delivers a kick and an uppercut. Cody drops Silver with a suplex and tags in Cardona. Cardona drops Silver and sends him to the corner. Cardona delivers a flapjack, but Silver comes back with a kick and tags in Reynolds. Cardona drops Reynolds with a neck-breaker and goes for the cover, but Reynolds kicks out. Cody tags in, but Reynolds sends him to the floor. Silver slams Cody into the apron. Silver and Reynolds double-team Cody and keep him isolated with shots in the corner. Reynolds drops Cody with a shot to the midsection. Reynolds slams Cody into the corner and Silver tags in. Silver goes for a cover, but Cody kicks out. Silver delivers more shots in the corner as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Reynolds and Silver are still double-teaming Cody. They slam him to the mat and Silver goes for the cover, but Cody kicks out. Silver applies a waist-lock and kicks Cody in the back. Silver delivers more kicks to the ribs, but Cody comes back with a back slide. Cody slams Silver to the mat and tags in Cardona. Cardona delivers a dropkick to Reynolds and delivers shots in the corner. Cardona kicks Reynolds and Silver to the floor and then power bombs Reynolds in the ring. He goes for the cover, but Silver breaks it up. Cody delivers the Cody Cutter and goes to the floor. Silver and Reynolds double team Cardona and go for the cover, but Cardona kicks out. Cody and Silver fall to the floor and Reynolds drapes Cardona over the top rope. Cardona comes back and drops Reynolds with Radio Silence and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Matt Cardona and Cody
Chuck Taylor and Trent are by Trent’s mom’s van. They call out Santana and Ortiz and says they will gladly beat them again. Trent says when they beat them again, Santana and Ortiz will personally apologize to Trent’s mom.
Back from commercial, it is some for the AEW Super Wednesday Debate. Justin Roberts introduces the special guest moderator, Eric Bischoff. Bischoff introduces Orange Cassidy and Chris Jericho. The first question is why Jericho and Cassidy hate each other so much. Jericho runs down Cassidy and calls him a joke. Cassidy doesn’t say anything. The next question is who is the bigger star. Jericho says he has won over 50 titles and Cassidy hasn’t been out of the state of Florida. Cassidy doesn’t respond. The next question is about the rising sea levels around the world. Jericho says that has nothing to do with this and asks for the next questions. Cassidy expertly answers the question while Jericho looks on, shocked. Jericho calls Cassidy a cheater and says he is everything wrong with wrestling today. Jericho says he is going to beat Cassidy next week, and Cassidy will owe him $7,000 for his ruined jacket. The last question asks why the rematch means so much to them. Jericho starts to talk, but Cassidy tells him to shut up. Cassidy says Jericho scheduled a debate against a guy who doesn’t talk. Cassidy says he doesn’t care about Jericho, but he cares about the match next week. Cassidy asks Jericho what happens if he loses to the guy who puts his hands in his pockets. Bischoff declares Cassidy as the winner. Jericho says he hasn’t like Bischoff for 22 years, and Bischoff says it has been 24 and he knows how he feels. Jake Hager attacks Cassidy and Jericho lays him out with the Judas Effect. Best Friends run out as Jericho and Hager leave the ring.
Back from the break, Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. announces that Big Swole will have to defeat Reba to earn a match with Baker at All Out.
Match #4: Singles Match: Big Swole vs. Reba
Swole applies a side headlock, but Reba slams Swole into the corner. Reba slams Swole to the mat, and connects with a spin kick in the corner. Reba goes up top and goes for a moonsault, but Swole dodges it. Swole hits Dirty Dancing and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Big Swole
Next week: Cody defends the TNT Championship against Scorpio Sky, Chris Jericho will go one-on-one with Orange Cassidy, Adam Page and Kenny Omega will take on Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus, Evil Uno and Stu Grayson will take on The Young Bucks, and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express will appear with Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard.
Match #5 – AEW World Championship Match: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Darby Allin
Moxley delivers numerous shots as Allin keeps asking for more. Moxley drops Allin with a big clothesline and takes Allin to the corner. Moxley stomps on Allin and slams him to the mat. Moxley drops an elbow and goes for the cover, but Allin kicks out. Allin comes back with an arm drag and then a dropkick. Allin takes Moxley to the stage and delivers right hands. They brawl on the stage and Moxley slams Allin into the ring post as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Moxley has an STF applied. Moxley takes Allin down again, but Allin rolls to the outside and pulls Moxley’s arm into the ropes. Allin takes Moxley down on the floor and then takes him out with a dive. Allin delivers a dropkick and goes up top. Allin takes Moxley out with another dive and tosses Moxley back into the ring. Allin drops Moxley to the mat and goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. Allin goes up top, but Moxley cuts him off. Moxley delivers a suplex from the top and then Wardlow comes to ringside. MJF hits Moxley with the title belt in the ring as the referee is with Wardlow. Allin hits the Coffin Drop and goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. Moxley is busted open. Allin delivers shots to Moxley and delivers a dropkick. Allin connects with a back elbow and goes for the Coffin Drop, but Moxley catches him and applies a choke. Moxley hits a pile driver and goes for the cover, but Allin kicks out. Moxley delivers the Paradigm Shift and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still AEW World Champion: Jon Moxley