2/17/21 AEW Dynamite Recap
The opening credits roll. Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Jacksonville, Florida.
Match #1 – Tag Team Match: Adam Page and Matt Hardy vs. The Hybrid2 (Angelico and Jack Evans)
TH2 attack Page and Hardy as the bell rings and send Hardy to the floor. They double team Page, but Page comes back with a clothesline to Angelico. Page slams Evans onto Angelico and tags Hardy in. Hardy comes off the ropes and delivers an elbow to Evans. Hardy drops Evans with a neck-breaker as Page tags in. Page connects with a running Shooting Star Press and goes for the cover, but Evans kicks out. Hardy tags back in and he and Page double-suplex Evans. Hardy knocks Angelico to the floor and clubs Evans in the back. Angelico comes back and makes a blind tag as Hardy drops Evans with a BT Bomb. Angelico kicks Hardy in the head and delivers shots in the corner. Evans tags in and connects with a double stomp from the topes. Evans knocks Page to the stage and goes for the cover, but Hardy kicks out. Hardy backs Evans in the corner, but Angelico tags in. Hardy delivers shots to Angelico, but Evans connects with a few shots to Hardy from the apron. Angelico goes for the cover, but Hardy kicks out. Angelico locks in a front face-lock, but Hardy backs him into the corner. Evans tags in and delivers a right hand to Hardy.
Evans goes for the back handspring elbow, but Hardy kicks him in the back and delivers the Side Effect. Page tags in and takes Evans down. Angelico tags in, but Page keeps control. Page takes Evans down with a dive on the floor and drops Angelico with a back suplex in the ring. Page goes for the cover, but Angelico kicks out. Page power bombs Angelico to the mat, and then power bombs Evans onto Angelico. Hardy makes the tag and goes for the Side Effect on Evans, but Evans shoves Hardy into Page, who falls to the floor. TH2 deliver the neck-breaker/back-breaker combo to Hardy, and then Evans hits the Phoenix Splash. Evans goes for the cover, but Hardy kicks out. Angelico tags in and TH@ double-team Hardy. Page comes in and hits a double Buckshot Lariat on TH2. Hardy hits the Twist of Fate on Angelico and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Adam Page and Matt Hardy
-After the match, Hardy says he is ready to be with Page, because Page is going to make a lot of money. He says he will make a lot of money, too. Page says he has a good set of friends who once told him to keep an extra set of papers rolled up in his pocket. Hardy says he didn’t read it and sent it straight to the lawyers. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ mascot comes to the ring and Hardy says he is okay if Page added some incentives. The mascot hands Hardy the contract that Page signed, and it is revealed to be a match contract between Page and Hardy at Revolution, and if Page wins he gets 100 percent of Hardy’s earnings for the first quarter of 2021. Hardy says since he is an honorable man, and Page claims to be, then Page should put his earnings for the first quarter of 2021 on the line. Page agrees and they shake hands. The mascot attacks Page and it is revealed to be Isiah Kassidy. Kassidy and TH2 beat down Page, but Alex Reynolds and John Silver, and the rest of the Dark Order rush out to save Page. Page goes for the Buckshot on Hardy, but Hardy escapes. Page smiles at the Dark Order and celebrates as they leave the ring.
Alex Marvez is backstage with The Inner Circle. Ortiz says this is his and Santana’s first title shot since they joined the company. He says that’s because everyone is scared. MJF calls out Sammy Guevara and says he accused him without any evidence. Chris Jericho tells MJF to shut up and tells him he has done nothing but goad him into it. Jericho says a lot of this is MJF’s fault, but the majority is Guevara’s fault. Jericho says MJF leaned things, but Guevara did not. Jericho says Guevara is dead to him and he never wants to hear his name again. Jericho says Santana and Ortiz are going to win the titles and bring gold back to The Inner Circle.
A recap of the first round of the Japan bracket in the AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament is shown. Yuka Sakazaki, Emi Sakura, Ryo Mizunami, and Aja Kong advanced to the semifinals of the Japan bracket. Nyla Rose vs. Tay Conti, Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. Anna Jay, Yuka Sakazaki vs. Emi Sakura, and Aja Kong vs. Ryo Mizunami are announced for this upcoming Monday night at 7 PM, 6 PM Central on AEW’s YouTube channel.
Match #2 – #1 Contender’s (AEW Women’s World Championship) Eliminator Tournament – First Round Match: Riho vs. Serena Deeb
Deeb takes Riho to the mat, but Riho turns it into a hammer-lock. Deeb comes back with a front face-lock, then turns it into a side headlock. Riho counters with a roll-up, but Deeb kicks out. Deeb goes back to the side headlock, but Riho gets free and goes to the corner. Deeb tries to take Riho to the mat, but Riho bridges up. Deeb turns it into a wirst-lock take down, but Riho comes back and sends Deeb off the ropes. Deeb drops Riho with a shoulder block and goes for the cover, but Riho gets free and delivers a dropkick. Riho connects with a cross-body and goes for the cover, but Deeb kicks out. Riho trips Deeb into the ropes and goes for the Tiger Feint Kick, but Deeb blocks it and sends Riho to the apron as the show heads to a commercial break.
Back from the break, Deeb has Riho in a straitjacket hold. Riho backs Deeb into the corner to break the hold. Riho drops Deeb with a snap dragon suplexand backs Deeb in the corner with an elbow strike. Riho delivers more strikes, but Deeb turns it around with strikes of her own. Riho sends Deeb to the corner and delivers a dropkick. Riho goes for the cover, but Deeb kicks out. Riho delivers a dropkick and goes up top. Riho connects with a cross-body, but Deeb rolls through and delivers elbow shots and stomps to Riho’s knee. Riho sends Deeb to the corner, but Deeb turns it around with a dragon screw leg-whip in the ropes. Deeb delivers a swinging neck-breaker and goes for the cover, but Riho kicks out. Riho comes back with shots and trips Deeb into the ropes. Riho delivers the Tiger Feint Kick and goes up top. Riho stomps on Deeb’s back and goes up top again. Riho connects with a cross-body and goes for the cover, but Deeb kicks out. Deeb comes back and delivers a power bomb. Deeb locks in the Stretch Muffler, but Riho counters with a roll-up for two.
Riho connects with a Northern Lights suplex and goes for the cover, but Deeb kicks out. Riho connects with a double stomp from the stomp and goes for the cover, but Deeb kicks out again. They exchange roll-ups and Riho eventually gets one that earns the pin fall.
-Riho will take on Thunder Rosa in one of the United States bracket semifinal matches.
A video package for Jade Cargill and Shaquille O’Neal airs.
Match #3 – Singles match: Luther (w/Serpentico) vs. Orange Cassidy (w/Chuck Taylor)
Serpentico takes Taylor out with a dive and Luther delivers a pump kick to Cassidy. Luther powers bombs Cassidy to the mat and goes for the cover, but Cassidy kicks out. Luther takes Cassidy to the apron, but Cassidy gets free and power bombs Luther on the floor. Taylor drops Serpentico on the floor and Cassidy delivers the Orange Punch to Luther and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Orange Cassidy
A video package for the feud between Darby Allin and Sting and Team Taz is shown. Taz, Hook, and Brian Cage then come to the ring. Taz says they are down a few members due to weather and calls out Sting. Sting gets in the ring, and Taz says getting in the ring is the worst thing that Sting could have done. Taz says they drug Allin away and says Sting needs his bat. Sting throws the bat aside and takes off his coat. He throws it at Cage and delivers shots to Cage in the corner. Hook grabs the bat, but Sting knocks him to the mat. Cage kicks Sting in the midsection and drops him with a power bomb. Team Taz stand over Sting before leaving the ring.
Eddie Kingston is with The Buthcer, The Blade, and The Bunny backstage. He says he requested the match tonight, because he has three demons to deal with: Lance Archer, Rey Fenix, and Jon Moxley.
Kenny Omega reads to a grade school class of kids. He reads one sentence from The Young Bucks book about business going up when he and Chris Jericho wrestled in the Tokyo Dome. Then, Don Callis says it is time to leave. Michael Nakazawa is with them, and they say they kids can play with Nakazawa instead of them. All the kids attack Nakazawa as Omega and Callis leave.
Match #4 – AEW World Tag Team Championship Match: The Young Bucks (c) vs. Santana and Ortiz (w/ Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, MJF, and Wardlow)
Nick and Santana start the match. Santana drops Nick with a shoulder tackle and tags in Ortiz. Ortiz drops Nick to the mat and then sends him into the ropes. Matt tags in and drops Ortiz with an arm-drag and then a hip toss. Ortiz comes back with an arm-drag of his own, but Matt does the same. Matt delivers a dropkick and Santana tags in. All four men get in the ring, but The Bucks keep control with dropkicks. Nick tags back in and Ortiz makes a blind tag. Santana and Ortiz double team Nick and deliver a back-breaker. The referee ejects the rest of The Inner Circle from ringside after MJF gets on the stage as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Santana and Nick are the legal men. Santana goes for the cover, but Nick kicks out. Ortiz tags in, but Nick delivers a superkick. Matt tags in and sends Ortiz to the floor. Matt drops Santana with a twisting Stunner and goes for the cover, but Santana kicks out. Matt puts Santana up top and Nick tags in. The Bucks slam Santana to the mat and Nick goes for the cover, but Santana kicks out. The Bucks go for Bang for Your Buck, but Ortiz breaks it up. Santana drops Nick with an avalanche Falcon Arrow and goes for the cover, but Nick kicks out. Ortiz tags in and he and Santana slam Nick to the mat. Ortiz locks in a submission as Santana takes Matt out with a dive. Matt comes back and delivers an elbow drop to Ortiz. Matt gets taken out as Santana tags in. Ortiz puts Nick up top, but Matt comes back and knocks Ortiz to the floor. The Bucks hit the Doomsday Device and Matt tags in. Matt power bombs Santana in the corner as Nick kicks him in the head. The Bucks deliver a double super kick and Matt goes for the cover, but Ortiz breaks it up.
Nick sends Ortiz back to the floor and tags in. The Bucks go for the BTE Trigger, but Santana dodges it and The Bucks hit knees. Santana drops The Bucks with a double Cutter and then he and Ortiz hit Nick with the Street Sweeper. Ortiz goes for the cover, but Matt breaks it up. Santana and Ortiz double team Matt on the outside and Ortiz gets back into the ring, but Nick quickly rolls him up for the pin fall.
Winners and still AEW World Tag Team Champions: The Young Bucks
-After the match, the rest of The Inner Circle attack The Bucks. Omega, Callis, and The Good Brothers watch backstage. Brandon Cutler tries to make the save, but Hager slams him on the stage. Jericho locks in the Liontamer and MJF locks in the Salt of the Earth as The Bucks tap out. The Good Brothers walk slowly to the ring, and The Inner Circle leaves as they get into the ring.
Brandi Rhodes announces that she is going to reveal the gender of she and Cody’s baby live tonight, and they make their way to the ring. COdy’s pyro goes off, and it’s pink, signifying that they are having a baby girl. Cody then joins the commentary table.
Match #5 Tag Team Match: FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) vs. Matt Sydal and Mike Sydal
Wheeler and Mike start the match, and Wheeler drops him with a side slam. Harwood tags in and delivers an uppercut. Harwood chops Mike into the corner, but Mike comes back with a dropkick and tags in Matt. Matt knocks Wheeler down and delivers kicks to Harwood. Matt delivers a jump kick and tags in Mike. Mike double stomps Harwood and Wheeler tags in. The Sydals drop FTR to the mat, but FTR come back and double suplex Mike to the mat. Wheeler goes for the cover, but Mike kicks out as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Harwood is in control of Mike. Matt makes a blind tag and The Sydals double team Harwood. Matt delivers a few kicks and a knee strike to Harwood. Mike takes FTR out with a dive on the floor and Matt gets Harwood back into the ring. Matt goes for the cover, but Harwood kicks out. Matt and Harwood exchange shots and chops, and then Matt gets a roll-up for two. Wheeler delivers an uppercut to Matt and tags in. FTR try to double team Matt, but he comes back with shots to both. Harwood power bombs Matt and Wheeler delivers a Full Nelson slam. Wheeler goes for the cover, but Mike breaks it up. Mike get sent to the floor and Matt rolls up Wheeler for two. The Sydals deliver kicks to FTR and Matt delivers a double knee drop. Mike tags in and goes for the cover on Wheeler, but Wheeler gets his foot on the ropes. Matt goes up top, but Harwood trips him up. FTR double team Mike and hit him with the Big Rig and Harwood gets the pin fall.
-After the match, FTR try to cut Mike’s hair, but the lights go out. Luchasaurus appears on the screen, but the lights come back on and all of Jurassic Express are in the ring. Jurassic Express uses the numbers advantage and Jungle Boy makes Harwood tap out. Luchasaurus, with a new mask, chokeslams Wheeler.
Announced for next week:
-Adam Page vs. Isiah Kassidy
-The winner of Nyla Rose vs. Tay Conti will take on the winner of Anna Jay vs. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.
-Brian Cage and Ricky Starks vs. Varsity Blonds
-Brandon Cutler vs. Jake Hager
Announced for March 3rd:
Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet vs. Shaquille O’Neal and Jade Cargill
FTR and Tully Blanchard vs. Jurassic Express
Announced for Revolution on March 7th:
-Revolution Ladder Match: Cody Rhodes, Penta El Zero Miedo, Scorpio Sky, and three others; the winner earns an AEW World Championship Match
-Hikaru Shida defends the AEW Women’s World Championship against the tournament winner
-Big Money Match: Adam Page vs. Matt Hardy
-Tag Team Street Fight: Brian Cage and Ricky Starks vs. Darby Allin and Sting
-AEW World Tag Team Championship Match: The Young Bucks defend the titles against Chris Jericho and MJF
Jon Moxley cuts a promo. He says Kingston has problems with everyone even though he is the only guy who cares about him. He says he has a lot of business to take care off, because after tonight he looks to February 26th when he attempts to break KENTA’s neck. After that, he says he is taking everyone else down when he takes back the AEW World Championship from Omega.
Match #6 – Six-Man Tag Team Match: Eddie Kingston and The Butcher and The Blade (w/The Bunny) vs. Jon Moxley, Lance Archer, and Rey Fenix (w/Jake Roberts)
All six men brawl as the bell rings and everyone fights around the ring. Back in the ring, Kingston, Butcher, and Blade take control and work over Moxley. Blade takes Moxley to the mat and goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. Moxley comes back with a neck-breaker and Archer tags in. Archer takes Butcher and Kingston down, and then tosses Blade across the ring. Archer delivers running elbows in the corner and slams Blade to the mat. Archer goes to the ropes as Fenix takes out Butcher. Archer takes Blade to the mat as the show goes to a commercial.
Back from the break, Archer is triple teams in the corner. Butcher is in control of Archer and tags in Blade. Blade chokes Archer in the corner as Kingston tags in. Kingston delivers a few headbutts and drives his shoulder into Archer. Butcher tags in, but Archer comes back with a few shots. Moxley clotheslines Blade to the floor as Archer takes Butcher and Kingston down with a cross-body. Fenix tags in and kicks Butcher in the face. Fenix slaps Kingston and takes him down with an arm-drag after kicking Butcher again. Fenix drops Butcher with a Cutter and goes up top. Fenix connects with a frog splash and goes for the cover, but Butcher kicks out. Kingston shoves Moxley into the barricade on the floor, and drops Fenix with an exploder suplex in the ring. Archer drops Kingston, but Butcher drops Archer with a cross-body. Moxley drops Butcher with a suplex, then Blade kicks Moxley in the head. Fenix drops Blade with a kick and all six men are down.
Moxley and Kingston tag in and go at it in the ring. Fenix kicks Kingston int he face and Archer drops him with the Pounce. Moxley locks in the Bulldog Choke on Kingston, but it is broken up. Fenix and Archer drop The Butcher and The Blade as Archer chokeslams Fenix onto them. Archer takes them out with a cannonball senton and Moxley and Kingston are left in the ring. Kingston connects with a back elbow, but Moxley comes back with a shot of his own and delivers the Paradigm Shift for the pin fall.
Winners: Jon Moxley, Lance Archer, and Rey Fenix
-After the match, The Good Brothers attack Moxley. Kenny Omega comes to the ring and says Moxley is looking kind of pathetic. Omega pulls out Moxley’s AEW contract, which has a rematch clause in it. Omega says Moxley can have his rematch at Revolution, but he is going to name the stipulation. Moxley says the match will be an Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch. Moxley headbutts Omega, but The Good Brothers pull him back and Omega delivers a series of V Triggers.