Tonight AEW returns to live TV (still no fans) and we’re finally going to see Matt Hardy make his in-ring debut with Kenny Omega to face Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara in a No-DQ match.
Jon Moxley will also be in action tonight, facing Frankie Kazarian. Moxley doesn’t have a clear opponent for the upcoming Double or Nothing PPV, but we’re thinking that may change tonight. Also, MJF makes his return, Cody faces Joey Janela, and Lance Archer takes on QT Marshall.
Cody Vs. Joey Janela
The first match of the night gets underway in broad daylight and they lock-up, with Cody forcing Joey to the ropes. Cody hits a shoulder tackle, then another, but gets caught with an arm drag. Cody avoids a second arm drag and hits a roll-up for a one-count. They exchange pinfall attempts until Joey chops the chest, then he asks for another. Cody retaliates but Joey delivers a knee to the gut, then another chop. He tries again but Cody kicks the hand away and puts Janela to the corner.
Stalling front suplex from Cody for a one-count. Joey hits a leg lariat, then whips him hard into the buckles. Ross and co. talk aboud the testing they had today for COVID-19. Cody attempts CrossRhodes but Joey throws him off and into the middle rope. Joey hits a back suplex and applies a body scissors. Cody fights out and sends Joey to the outside.
Janela whips Cody into the barricade, then chops him against it. Joey tries to jump onto the ramp but fails and Cody attacks him from behind. Joey gets Cody on the ramp and lies him against the ropes, then looks to hit a running clothesline like Cody does, but Rhodes avoids it and hits a Disaster Kick. Cody then hits a moonsault off the ramp onto Joey and puts him in the ring. Cody rallies but Joey hits a superkick and goes up top for an elbow drop and a near-fall.
Joey goes back up top but Cody climbs up behind him and hits a reverse superplex for a near-fall. Joey looks for a package piledriver but Cody counters with a powerslam for a near-fall. Cody looks for the Disaster Kick again but Joey catches him with a German suplex. Joey hits the ropes a few times and turns Cody inside out with a clothesline. Janela goes up top and leaps for a moonsault but nobody’s home and Cody hits the Cody Cutter for a near-fall. Cody tells Joey to get up and they trade punches until Cody hits the CrossRhodes and that’s that.
After the break the AEW Women’s Champion, Nyla Rose, will be in action.
Tony Schiavone tries to interview Nyla Rose on the stage and she yells that she is the most dominant force in AEW’s women’s division.
Nyla Rose Vs. Kenzie Paige
The bell rings and Nyla suckers Paige with a knee, then throws her across the ring. Rose stands on Paige’s face, then hits repeated shoulders in the corner. Paige avoids Nyla in the corner and attempts a sunset flip but Rose grabs her. Paige hits a forearm but gets clotheslined to hell. Rose hits a German suplex, then climbs up top and hits a senton but stops the pin herself. Rose hits a powerbomb, then two more and wins.
Winner: Nyla Rose
We see Hikaru Shida and Kris Statlander at the barricade watching Rose and she holds her title at them, goading them.
MJF cuts a promo in which he’s sitting on a chair with a bad CGI cityscape behind him. He says he is the guy, despite only being in the industry for six months. He says people are saying he’s great but he’s no Flair, no Rock, no Piper, but that’s just insecurity. Because all those old guys are pissed that a 24 year-old kid has taken the spotlight and he has more It factor in his pinky than they have in their bodies. But here’s the thing, that 24 year-old isn’t a kid and he can take some time off work and come right back to his throne at any time. MJF stands and two guys remove his chair and replace it with a throne.
We get a video package of Shawn Spears discussing Cody Vs. Lance Archer, and Spears just talks about how Cody is an overrated egomaniac and Archer will finish the job he started with Dustin.
We’re back live and MJF is in the “crowd” with Shawn Spears and Wardlow. MJF says we can rest easy that he’ll be back next week. He compliments Shawn Spears and says he calls out Cody for what he really is: the American Sociopath. MJF and Spears share their admiration until Tony Schiavone says MJF will be facing Jungle Boy at Double Or Nothing and MJF is aghast.
Frankie Kazarian Vs. Jon Moxley
The match begins and they lock-up, with Kazarian taking Mox down with a side headlock. Moxley shoots him off but Kazarian hits a shoulder and goes back to the headlock. Moxley counters into a hammerlock, then puts Frankie in the corner and chops him. Moxley forearms Kazarian, then chops the chest, followed by a snapmare.
Moxley grinds Kazarian down with submissions, and stomps him. Kazarian fires back but Moxley drops him with a right. Kazarian counters Mox with a headlock takeover, then hits a leg lariat. Moxley throws Kazarian over the ropes and he lands on the ramp.
We’re back live and Kazarian grabs the ropes to escape a sleeper hold. Moxley hits a flying knee that knocks Kazarian to the outside. Moxley goes up top and jumps at Kazarian on the floor but eats a boot in mid-air. Frankie gets Mox back in the ring and hits a missile dropkick, followed by a rope-assisted DDT for a two-count.
Moxley hits a German suplex but Frankie comes abck with a backstabber. Kazarian hits an Unprettier for a near-fall. Kazarian hits a shotgun dropkick but Moxley comes right back with one of his own. Kazarian counters the Paradigm Shift with a submission. Mox is sent to the apron and he looks to hit a spear through the ropes but Kazarian knees him.
Kazarian slaps Moxley a few times and pulls his hair, then looks for a suplex into the ring but Mox lands on his feet, only for Frankie to hit a German suplex. Both men trade shots until Mox drops him with a lariat. Kazarian hits a suplex into the buckles. They go back and forth and Moxley counters Kazarian to hit the Paradigm Shift for the win.
Winner: Jon Moxley
As soon as the match ends, The Dark Order run out and attack Moxley and Kazarian. Daniels and Scorpio Sky come back out but they get beaten down as well. Brodi Lee comes out in a suit and he says he is here to answer the bounty Moxley put on his head last week. He says he is not the same man that Moxley stood in a ring with in the past. He’s a leader who any of his men would sacrifice themselves for. Moxley has possesion of something he desires, something he needs, the AEW Championship. Lee challenges him, then gives Jon a microphone and he laughs. Moxley says all Lee had to do was ask, so Brodi runs and kicks him. Lee leaves as his goons batter Moxley.
Brandi Rhodes cuts a promo in which she addresses Lance Archer and Jake Roberts. She says she’s not going to meet them in the ring and fall into their rap; where they corner her and Cody runs out to save her and they beat him. It’s not 1991 and she won’t fall for that. Cody is the good guy out kissing babies and running the company but she’s different, more complicated. She says her mother taught her not to fu$k with people she doesn’t know, and that’s a lesson Jake needs. She is not Samson’s Delilah and Jake needs to keep her name out of his dirty, old mouth.
QT Marshall W/Brandi Rhodes Vs. Lance Archer W/Jake Roberts
Before the bell rings Archer forearms Marshall. The match finally starts and QT hits Lance a few times but Archer tosses him to the corner. QT turns the tables and runs right into an elbow. Lace stands on the head of Marshall, then hits back elbows in the corner. The action spills outside and Archer hits a chokeslam onto the apron.
Back live and Archer hits a splash from the middle rope. Lance throws QT to the apron and kicks him off, where Britt Baker hits him with her shoe. Brandi takes Britt’s shoe and throws it into the stands.
Archer gets QT back in the ring but gets hit by a springboard enziguiri. Marshall catches Archer and hits a suplex. Marshall goes up toop and jumps over Lance but gets hit with a big tackle. The Blackout from Archer but he stops the pin himself and slams Marshall’s head into the mat with the claw for the win.
Winner: Lance Archer
After the match, Britt Baker jumps the barricade and hits Brandi with a DDT. Baker sends Brandi into the ring and Jake Roberts brings a big ole python into the ring and lays it on Brandi. Ross and Co. explain that the locker rooms are a golf cart ride away from the ring, so Cody isn’t nearby.
Kenny Omega & Matt Hardy Vs. Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara
The match starts and Hardy bites the hand of Guevara, while Jericho attacks Omega and sends him to the outside. Jericho tosses Kenny into the steps, meanwhile Matt hits Sammy with a BT Bomb. Hardy gets knocked to the outside by Jericho and Kenny looks to his a moonsault on Sammy but the Spanish God got his knees up.
Jericho and Hardy brawl to the back and Jericho comes back to attack Kenny. Guevara chops Kenny in the corner and Jericho follows suit, then the two of them pose. Jericho hits a back elbow and a lionsault but out comes Hardy, wearing different clothes. He seems to be the real Matt Hard and not Broken, and he hits a back body drop and a side effect. Hardy hits a Twist of Fate to Jericho but Sammy breaks the pinfall attempt.
Omega hits Sammy with a snap dragon suplex but Jericho then cracks him with a baseball bat. Sammy goes up top and hits a shooting star press but Kenny go his knees up. Hardy comes back and kncoks Jerichot th eoutside, then Omega hit a V-Trigger to Sammy. Omega and Hardy grab a table and a ladder and set them up in the ring. Kenny hits Sammy with another knee, then onto the table. Hardy climbs the ladder and hits a splash but Jake Hager appears and pulls the referee from the ring.
We return to find the action spilled over to the concourse of the ampitheatre. Matt Hardy slams Jericho into an ice box but Jericho hits him with a bag of ice, then he and Hager throw him into ice box and close the doors. Omega then appears and hits them both with a trash can. Omega takes Jericho over to a golf cart and hits him into it. Guevara comes back and taps Omega with a trash can in the head.
Guevara slams Kenny into an ATM machine but Omega turns the tables and powerbombs Sammy into a steel shutter. Omega then avoids a running Hager and he slams into Guevara. Kenny hits Hager with a V-Trigger then throws him into a barricade. Omega turns around and Jerich runs into him with a production box. Jericho hits Omega with a suplex onto a barricade, then beats him with a traffic cone.
Matt Hardy reappears as “Damascus” and drives a golf cart into Jericho. Damascus picks-up Kenny and they do a u-turn, then drive into Sammy Guevara. Matt is driving around like a nut job, then stops by Jericho and Kenny puts him on a table by a scissor lift. Hager returns and pulls Jericho off the table, then Omega hits a moonsault off the lift onto all three below.
Santana and Ortiz appear and attack Hardy and Omega. They beat the babyfaces down, then put Hardy through the table with a triple powerbomb. Jericho gets on the back of the golf cart and his cronies give Omega to him. Jericho powerbombs Omega onto the roof of the golf cart! Jericho pulls Omega off the cart and hits the Judas Effect for the win.
Winners: Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara
And that’s it for this week’s AEW Dynamite. Let us know what you thought of the show, and be sure to check out our results of a great episode of NXT. Until next time, stay safe.