Show Report --
Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, and Bobby Fish came out to start
the show. Cole reminded the audience that he is undefeated
since coming to AEW -- and the boys are back together. "It's
a new era in AEW."
The Young Bucks interrupted, but O'Reilly wasn't having it,
saying he didn't need their help or interference. Matt said
"This is our company," and that they're the longest-reigning
tag champions in AEW history. They want their belts back.
O'Reilly and Fish want the titles too, and no team will
stand between them and those titles, including the Bucks.
Cole tried to calm everyone down, comparing their accolades
to the Best Friends, who subsequently interrupted.
Cole got in Orange's face, but Orange attacked and everyone
brawled. Orange got the upper hand, but Cole low-blowed him
to even the score. Kris Statlander got in between Cole and
Orange, so Britt Baker ran out and curb stomped her. She
superkicked Orange and Cole did the same followed by the
Boom knee strike.
Baker and Cole kissed to end the segment.
A Wardlow video package aired.
CM Punk defeated Wardlow (w/ MJF)
This was more of an extended angle than a match.
Wardlow flattened Punk with a shoulder tackle early. He
continue to overpower the smaller Punk until both men teased
their finishers, forcing Punk to roll to the floor leading
into a commercial. Wardlow was firmly in control upon
return.After being whipped into the corner, Punk tried to start a
comeback with a tornado DDT, but Wardlow just tossed him
off. Punk reversed a powerbomb attempt and landed a series
of kicks and lariats, but Wardlow wouldn't go down until
Punk finally hit a springboard clothesline.
Punk hit his corner knee strike and flipped off MJF, but
Wardlow used the distraction to turn it into a powerbomb.
Wardlow went for the Powerbomb Symphony and hit one right
away, followed by a second, third, and fourth.
Wardlow had the match won, but MJF interrupted the count,
saying he wanted Wardlow to do more. Wardlow obliged, but it
still wasn't enough for MJF. He made it up to seven
powerbombs before MJF demanded that Wardlow powerbomb Punk
through the timekeeper's table. Wardlow did so.
The official started the count, but Punk barely made it back
into the ring at the count of nine. MJF wanted more
powerbombs, but Punk cradled Wardlow for the three count.
After the match, MJF berated Wardlow for losing and shoved
him. Wardlow looked like he was about to snap, but Shawn
Spears ran out and cooler heads prevailed.
Taz joined commentary.
Dante Martin defeated Powerhouse Hobbs (w/ Ricky Starks)
Dante broke out on the ramp and attacked Hobbs, who met him
halfway. A big running crossbody sent both Dante and Hobbs
crashing to the outside, where Hobbs caught a dive and hit a
spinebuster on the floor. That led to an extended Hobbs
beatdown of Dante.Hobbs went for the torture rack, but Dante escaped before
running straight into a huge tackle from Hobbs. He whipped
Dante to the floor, where Starks stomped on him as the
beatdown continued through a break.
Dante fired up with an elbow smash and landed a top-rope
missile dropkick for two. He followed it up with a
springboard tornillo to the floor. Hobbs cut Dante off with
a big impact. Starks tried to interfere, but Jay Lethal ran
out to cut Starks off. Dante then hit the double springboard
moonsault for the win.
Chris Jericho, flanked by the Inner Circle, was interviewed
backstage about being named PWI's 2021 Faction of the Year.
They promised to dominate the company. He said if 2point0
tries to interfere in the TNT Championship match tonight,
they'll send them packing.
Eddie Kingston walked up and said that Santana and Ortiz
would be tag team champions without Jericho. Jericho got
hot, but Santana got everyone to calm down. Jericho said
that if Kingston got involved in the main event, he'd kick
MJF came out on the ramp all worked up. He said Punk had to
be feeling a world of hurt after his fluke victory over "an
oaf" tonight. Next week, Punk will take his first L in AEW.
It seemed like MJF was about to challenge Punk to a match,
but he instead booked Punk vs. Shawn Spears.**********
The SuperKliq and reDRagon were backstage. Cole said Kris
Statlander wasn't safe anymore, and he and Britt Baker
challenged Statlander and Orange Cassidy to a mixed tag
Hangman Page promo & Lance Archer return
The champ came out to a great reaction. Over the past month,
he's spent 90 minutes in the ring with one of the best in
the world, and it was all for the AEW World Championship. He
said he needs a new challenger.
Dan Lambert interrupted, comparing Page to all the other
cowboy wrestlers throughout history. Page told Lambert to
get to the point. Lambert complimented Page, saying he
didn't take the "Cody Rhodes" route of using backstage
politics to get to the top. Page has earned everything,
except the cowboy persona he wears. Lambert said to keep the
title and the money, but "stop disrespecting the legacies"
of the wrestlers that came before.
The segment was about to end, but Lance Archer returned from
injury. He got in Lambert's face, but suddenly attacked Page
and beat him down, hitting Blackout through a chair.
Arn Anderson was backstage with his son Brock and Lee
Johnson. He said he was proud of those two, but Tully
Blanchard and FTR interrupted and tried to recruit Brock.
They challenged Brock and Lee to a match next week.***********
A video package recapped Jade Cargill winning the TBS
Serena Deeb defeated Hikaru Shida
Deeb chopped out Shida's leg during the latter's entrance.
She tried to attack with Shida's kendo stick, but Shida
kicked it out of the way. Instead, Deeb dropped Shida's knee
over the steel steps. The match started and Deeb immediately
started targeting Shida's leg. She went for the Serenity
Lock and Shida submitted in about three minutes.
After the match, Deeb cleared out the official and doctor
and repeatedly smacked Shida's knee with the kendo stick.
Jurassic Express and Christian Cage were backstage. They
wished Rey Fnix well and outlined an open challenge to any
top five tag team. John Silver and Alex Reynolds of the Dark
Order arrived and challenged them to a match on Rampage.
Matt Hardy cut a promo on Penta, saying he would "Delete!"
him and send him to the hospital to be with his brother.
Penta El Zero Miedo (w/ Alex Abrahantes) defeated Matt Hardy
(w/ Private Party)
They dueled with "Cero Miedo!" and "DELETE!" chants. Penta
did his glove schtick. They traded big strikes ahead of
commercial. Once back, Penta hit sling blades and kind of
hit a backbreaker for two. Hardy came back with a DDT for
two. They jockeyed for position on the top rope where Penta was
able to hit a stomp on a hanging Hardy for two. Hardy hit a
Side Effect on the apron for yet another two count. Penta
escaped the Twist of Fate and hit an enziguiri before
avoiding a moonsault. He then hit the Fear Factor for the
After the match, Penta addressed Malakai Black in Spanish,
saying he'd show Penta some respect. The lights went out and
Black appeared, attacking Abrahantes. Black downed Penta
with a high kick and went after Penta's mask, but the
Varsity Blonds ran out and all beat him down. Julia Hart got
them to stop.
The lights went out again, and Brody King appeared in the
ring, dispatching everyone. Black and King are the current
PWG tag champions, referred to as the Kings of the Black
Kris Statlander, Red Velvet, and Leyla Hirsch were backstage
with Tony Schiavone. Hirsch wanted Statlander to focus on
their upcoming trios match before Velvet talked her down.
Caster called out Darby Allin and Sting in his pre-match
rap. The Acclaimed are the top-ranked tag team.
The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) defeated Bear
Country (Bear Bronson & Bear Boulder)
Bear Country overpowered The Acclaimed right away. Bowens
gave himself some space with a thrust kick and Caster took
advantage with a diving crossbody to take control during the
break. Upon return, Bronson reached Boulder for the hot tag.Boulder fought off both Acclaimed on his own and set up for
the Bear Bomb. Caster avoided it and rolled up Bronson for
two. He then hit the Mic Drop for the win.
After the match, Sting made his entrance. Darby Allin
attacked Caster from behind as Sting took out Bowens with
the bat. Sting hit the Scorpio Death Drop to end the
A PAC video promo played. He sold that he was blind now, but
his "vision has never been so clear."
AEW Rampage (1/14) lineup:
Adam Cole vs. Trent Berretta
Kris Statlander, Red Velvet, & Leyla Hirsch vs. Nyla Rose,
Penelope Ford, & The Bunny
Shawn Spears vs. Andrew Everett
AEW World Tag Team Championships: Jurassic Express (c) vs.
Dark Order (John Silver & Alex Reynolds)
AEW Dynamite (1/19) lineup:
Intergender: Adam Cole & Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. Orange
Cassidy & Kris Statlander
CM Punk vs. Shawn Spears
Serena Deeb vs. Skye Blue
TNT Champion Cody Rhodes returns
Sting & Darby Allin vs. The Acclaimed
Matt Hardy was frustrated backstage. Andrade El Idolo walked
up and told him to focus, offering to negotiate a deal.
David Crockett was here to present the interim TNT
Championship to the winner.
Eddie Kingston also came down to ringside.
Interim TNT Championship: Sammy Guevara (w/ Chris Jericho)
(c) defeated Daniel Garcia
They went after each other right away. Garcia dropped
Guevara with a right hand and hit a big kick, so Guevara
returned fire. They traded slaps before Guevara sent Garcia
to the floor and landed a great-looking flip dive. Back in
the ring, Garcia caught Guevara with a backbreaker to take
control ahead of commercial.Once back, a cradle allowed Guevara to even the odds with a
pump kick. Garcia blocked the GTH and applied a Scorpion
Deathlock and wrenched it in deep, but Guevara escaped.
After another exchange, Garcia locked on a sleeper hold and
used a backbreaker to deepen it. He then hit a straight
piledriver for a near fall.
2point0 arrived and attacked Jericho on the outside. Guevara
went for the GTH and eventually hit it after distraction
attempts from 2point0. The impact was enough for Guevara to
Crockett presented the championship to Guevara, but
2point0 attacked. Both Jericho and Kingston made the save,
but some miscommunication led to them exchanging words as
the show went off the air.