-1's birthday celebration will take place on tonight's AEW
In the official -1 birthday celebration match, The Dark
Order's John Silver, Alex Reynolds and Colt Cabana will team
with Hangman Page against Chaos Project (Luther &
Serpentico) and The Hybrid 2 (Jack Evans & Angelico).
It was teased on this week's Being The Elite that Page would
decide whether or not to join Dark Order permanently
AEW World Champion Kenny Omega will appear on the show to
"reflect on his dominance." Omega pinned Impact Wrestling
World Champion Rich Swann in a six-man tag match on
Saturday's Impact Hard to Kill PPV. Sting is set to make an appearance on tonight's show,
congratulating Darby Allin on his successful TNT
Championship defense last week.
Chris Jericho & MJF vs. Santana & Ortiz vs. Sammy Guevara &
Jake Hager will be held to determine which Inner Circle tag
team will get to represent the group in an effort to claim
the AEW World Tag Team titles.
Cody Rhodes vs. Peter Avalon, Matt Hardy & Private Party vs.
Top Flight & Matt Sydal, Penelope Ford vs. Leyla Hirsch, Jon
Moxley in action, plus an update from Miro and Chuck Taylor
have also been advertised for tonight's show.
Our live coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
Brodie "-1" Lee, Jr. came out on Preston "10" Vance's
shoulders with the rest of the Dark Order for his
celebration. A birthday cake was set up on the ramp. They
showed -1's mother and brother in the crowd.
John Silver grabbed the mic and said tonight was a special
night: first, because they were about to get a new recruit
in Hangman Page, and second, because it's somebody's
birthday. The cake was making him "Johnny Hungie." He led
the audience in a rendition of "Happy Birthday."
Chaos Project (Luther & Serpentico) interrupted. Luther said
that they didn't care about the party, and that AEW had
become nothing more than a daycare center. He couldn't
believe that -1 could say that he (Luther) could possibly
look stupid. He called -1 a doofus and said that Chaos
Project doesn't like children, and that they would ruin -1's
birthday.It broke down into a brawl with TH2 entering the fray, but
Hangman Page's music played and he ran out and dove onto the
Dark Order (John Silver, Alex Reynolds, & Colt Cabana) &
Hangman Page defeated Hybrid2 (Jack Evans & Anglico) &
Chaos Project (Luther & Serpentico)
The match began with the heels beating down Silver. Luther
displayed some signature offense, using his teammates as
weapons. A flapjack allowed Silver to reach Page for a tag.
Page ran wild on all of his opponents, catching a dive from
Serpentico and nailing a suplex. The match broke down and
Cabana landed the Flying Apple on Serpentico. Page missed a
dive on the outside, but Silver made up for it with a
cannonball senton before Reynolds hit a flip dive of his
own. Page concluded the sequence with an Orihara moonsault
Reynolds and Silver both hopped onto Page's back, so Page
fell backwards onto Serpentico for two. Luther cut off a
dive and Reynolds fell victim to a series of offense,
concluding with a springboard 450 from Evans for two. Page
powerbombed Evans into the crowd.
Luther set up to powerbomb Cabana onto the birthday cake,
but -1 hitting Luther with a kendo stick allowed Cabana to
power out and send Luther face-first into it. Back in the
ring, a Buckshot Lariat into a German suplex followed by a
jackknife pin from Reynolds on Serpentico got Dark Order the
win. That's a great trios finisher.
After the match, -1 hit Serpentico with the kendo stick
before scolding everyone because "his birthday was three
days ago." He then tossed papers into Serpentico's face,
just like his dad.
Silver preceded his offer for Page to join the Dark Order by
complimenting him like it was about to be a marriage
proposal. Page said "I can't," but they had prepared for
dancers to come out in a comedy moment. Page was very
apologetic, but he said that he had already been in a group,
and it didn't work out. He grabbed a bottle and left.**********
Chris Jericho and MJF were interviewed by Alex Marvez. He
asked for their thoughts on the Inner Circle tag team
challenge, but MJF insulted him and asked if Jericho was
worried about dissension within the group. Jericho said that
no matter what happens, the Inner Circle will move on as a
unit. He predicted that he and MJF would win, and MJF said
that they would be the next AEW Tag Team Champions.
Sting congratulates Darby Allin
Tony Schiavone introduced Sting, who came out wearing the
Brodie Lee tribute shirt, before bringing out TNT champion
Sting said that there's something about Allin that reminds
him of himself. He wanted to be the first to publicly
congratulate Allin on retaining his championship. He was
about to say that he didn't want to get involved in the
match, but Taz interrupted over the video board.
Taz pointed out that Sting attacked Ricky Starks and Allin
used his belt on Cage. Allin and Sting want to be "street
fighters," but Taz grew up in the streets. Starks suggested
that they take it to the streets, and Taz said that the ball
was in their court.
Allin told Team Taz to be careful what they wish for,
because it just might happen. **********
There was a meeting among members of The Elite at Kenny
Omega's house. Alex Marvez was there with a camera, and they
followed the Bucks into the house. Michael Nakazawa acted
like a secretary and brought them into a living room, where
there was a giant oil painting of Omega and Don Callis, both
shirtless and shredded. Callis got it for Omega for his
birthday, even though it was back in October.
Callis struggled to explain the miscommunication about the
Elite match from last week. The Bucks had been trying to
contact Omega, but he had changed his phone number without
telling them. Nakazawa escorted Marvez to the "dungeon," but
the camera was left on and Callis acted like they were in
With them "in private," Callis cut a couple checks for the
Bucks, essentially bribing them to leave Omega alone but
the checks weren't for much money. Callis said that the
Bucks were good friends to Omega, but now, they're holding
him back. Matt said that they used to work for the company
that Callis works for, and they know those checks are
worthless. It looked like the Bucks were about to attack
Callis as the segment ended.
Cody came out to his Snoop Dogg music, which looks like it
might be his regular entrance theme from now on.
Cody Rhodes (w/ Arn Anderson) defeated Peter Avalon
Despite the talents of both men, this match didn't really
work, and it had a completely preposterous finish.Cody said on Twitter that he'd beat Avalon in under a
minute, so he hit Cross Rhodes right away. Before he could
cover, Jade Cargill interrupted, and Avalon dropped Cody
with a low blow. Avalon then targeted Cody's knee with
kicks. Cody fought back with a right hand, but Avalon
covered up, so Cody landed the Rhodes drop-down right.
They fought up top, leading to Avalon hitting a superplex.
Cody rolled outside and they fought on the floor. Back in
the ring, a vertical suplex just got Avalon a one count
leading into a commercial break.
After the commercial, Avalon attempted a moonsault, but Cody
rolled out of the way. Cody went for a leapfrog but Avalon
didn't get through in time. It looked like that was a
mistake, but Cody did a good job quickly recovering and
selling his knee.
Avalon sent Cody to the outside and landed a tope. He tried
to follow it up back in the ring, but Cody countered with a
cutter and a powerslam. Cody locked on the Figure Four until
Cody reversed the pressure onto Cody's hurt knee. Avalon
slapped Cody, so Cody was about to slap him back, but
"Pretty" Peter didn't want his face slapped, so he
immediately tapped out.
A video played where FTR and Tully Blanchard talked about
how they were #1 in the ratings last week, meaning they
should be champions. Jurassic Express interrupted, and
Jungle Boy said that FTR might just be the best tag team in
the world, but he could beat them. Harwood accepted the
challenge without Wheeler or Tully, and Luchasaurus said
he'd make sure nobody gets involved.
Jon Moxley defeated Nick ComorotoThis was the return match for Moxley, and it was also the
Dynamite debut for Comoroto, who has looked impressive on
Dark (and looked impressive here, too). The story that the
announcers told was that Comoroto was the only one crazy
enough to agree to a match with Moxley.
Moxley headbutted Comoroto right away and attacked with a
long series of strikes. He went for a running crossbody, but
Comoroto caught Moxley and downed him with a slam. After a
beatdown, Moxley tried to make his comeback by biting at
Comoroto's face and following it up with forearms, but
Comoroto caught him yet again and hit a ushigoroshi.
Comoroto went for a spear, but Moxley moved out of the way
and laid in mid kicks. He rebounded Comoroto off the ropes
and hit a German suplex. Comoroto shrugged off a lariat, but
Moxley transitioned into a rear naked choke, forcing a
After the match, Moxley soaked up some applause before
taking a mic. He said that anything can happen on Dynamite.
Things are getting crazy, and he can't keep track of it all,
but he doesn't really care. Kenny Omega brought the Good
Brothers to help him, but Moxley said that just makes it
more fun and more violent. He said that the bigger the
climb, the more satisfying it is. You can bring anyone from
around the world, but all roads in professional wrestling
lead through Moxley.
Eddie Kingston and his associates were interviewed by Dasha,
where it was announced that Kingston would face Lance Archer
one on one. Kingston was about to talk about PAC, but had to
stop himself to address Archer, who interrupted with Jake
Roberts. They had a shouting match until Roberts told
Kingston to wrestle without Butcher and Blade backing him
up. The segment ended with Roberts telling Kingston "Bite
Kenny Omega was interviewed by Alex Marvez about the events
at his house earlier today, but Omega didn't even know about
it. Omega met Callis in the locker room, where Callis had a
bad face wound from the Bucks' attack. Omega tried to get to
the bottom of it, and Callis said "Nick and Matt" in
passing, making it seem like they attacked him unprovoked.
They sent Marvez away to end the segment.**********
Matt Hardy & Private Party (Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen)
defeated Matt Sydal & Top Flight (Darius Martin & Dante
Private Party completed their heel turn in this match. They
were also announced as the IMPACT no. 1 contenders.
Quen and Dante opened the match with a handshake and an
athletic sequence. Dante got the upper hand, and his brother
ran interference as Kassidy and Hardy tried to get involved.
Sydal and Top Flight had a triple leapfrog spot that didn't
really work until Sydal hit a corkscrew moonsault for two.
Private Party showed more aggression with an intense
beatdown, but Sydal and Top Flight applied a wacky double
crab on both members. Hardy struck Sydal behind the
official's back, allowing Private Party to take advantage
with a diving crossbody for two. They maintained control on
Sydal through the commercial.
Sydal fired up with chops, but Hardy was able to reach
Kassidy to stop his comeback. A double hurricanrana on
Private Party allowed Sydal to reach Darius for the hot tag.
Darius ran wild on everyone, hitting a Spanish Fly on
Kassidy and sending Hardy to the floor, where Darius drilled
him with a tope. Private Party went for the Silly String,
but Top Flight countered it into a European Clutch for two.
Kassidy countered out with a roll and tagged in Hardy, who
hit Side Effects on both of Top Flight. He caught a Sydal
dive and hit a third Side Effect, but the cover only got
two. Quen tagged in and caught Sydal with a wacky spin kick,
but Sydal hit a roundhouse kick of his own, allowing him to
reach Dante for a tag.Top Flight and Sydal triple treamed Quen, concluded with a
top-rope hurricanrana from Dante, but Kassidy broke up the
pin. Top Flight went for another top-rope move, but Hardy
sent Darius to the floor and distracted the official while
Kassidy hit Dante with a chair, solidifying the heel turn.
The shooting star press from Quen finished it.
After the match, Private Party continued the attack on Top
Flight and Sydal before Hardy hit Twist of Fate twice.
MJF and Wardlow went into Chris Jericho's locker room, where
the rest of the Inner Circle were waiting. MJF said that if
he were the leader, this match might not happen, but what
Jericho says, goes. Sammy Guevara got in MJF's face and said
that if he were in charge, a lot of things would change. MJF
calmed everyone down and asked everyone to just get out
there and get this match out of the way. He fist bumped
everyone but Guevara, who refused.
Chuck Taylor is now Charles Taylor, as he has to be Miro's
butler until Sabian and Ford's wedding. Orange Cassidy
looked on from the crowd.
Penelope Ford (w/ Kip Sabian, Miro, & Charles Taylor)
defeated Leyla Hirsch
Hirsch tried to control early on with her amateur wrestling
background. Ford escaped with a kick to Hirsch's knee and a
shoulder block, but Hirsch popped up and ran the ropes.
Taylor tripped Hirsch at Sabian's request, but she was still
able to lock on an armbar. Sabian distracted Hirsch, but
Ford blindsided her with a pump kick on the floor before
sending her into the barricade.
After the break, Hirsch caught a kick and landed a running
knee strike before flattening Ford with a German suplex. She
followed it up with running knees for two. Hirsch went up
top, but Ford pulled her down, where she avoided the axe
kick. It looked like Hirsch would go for her springboard
moonsault, but she audibled into diving onto Sabian and
Back in the ring, Ford caught Hirsch with a big boot, and
Sabian held down Hirsch's foot during the cover, leading to
After the match, Miro grabbed a microphone for his update
with Taylor. He wants to take Taylor places he's never gone
before, but to do that, he needs Taylor to tell Orange
Cassidy that Miro is his best friend now. Taylor thought
about it for a long time, and with a sullen look in his
eyes, said that Miro was his best friend. Cassidy put his
sunglasses back on and made his way back up the steps.
The show cut backstage, where the Good Brothers were beating
up the Lucha Bros. Kenny Omega showed up and got involved,
with Don Callis directing traffic. Karl Anderson choked
Penta with some sort of cable while Omega attacked him with
Next week's AEW Dynamite lineup:
Lance Archer vs. Eddie Kingston
Dax Harwood vs. Jungle Boy
Young Bucks & Good Brothers vs. Dark Order (Stu Grayson,
Evil Uno, John Silver, & Alex Reynolds)
Cody responds to Shaq
Beach Break in two weeks:
Kenny Omega & Good Brothers vs. Jon Moxley, PAC, & Rey Fenix
Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford's wedding, with Miro as the
Dr. Britt Baker vs. Penelope Ford
Tag Team Battle Royal for a championship match at Revolution
Also announced was an upcoming AEW Women's Championship
Eliminator Tournament, with participants to be determined.
There was a prominent Japanese flag shown as part of the
graphic, so there will probably foreign talent joining the
A video from Sammy Hagar played hyping up the team of
Sammy/Hager: Sammy Guevara & Jake Hager.
Inner Circle (Chris Jericho & MJF) defeated Inner Circle
(Santana & Ortiz) and Inner Circle (Jake Hager & Sammy
This was a great main event with some exciting multi-man tag
wrestling and a phenomenal performance from Guevara.
The winner of this match becomes the Inner Circle's
designated tag team. The match was two in, one out rules,
with anyone being able to tag in and out from anyone else.
Jericho and Guevara started off, and Guevara easily got the
upper hand with strikes. It looked like he would dive on
Jericho, but instead, he posed in the ring as Jericho
Hager and Santana tagged in, and Santana and Ortiz took
control, but Jericho made a blind tag on Hager. Santana hit
a springboard crossbody followed by a senton/moonsault
combination for two. During the break, Santana and Ortiz
kept up their advantage after Guevara tagged in, before
Jericho blind tagged himself in.
Guevara fired up on Jericho as the announcers pointed out
that MJF hadn't entered the match yet. Hager and MJF each
tagged in, and Hager ran wild on everyone, flattening MJF
with a spinebuster. Guevara hit a springboard cutter before
superkicking Jericho on the floor.
Santana and Ortiz cut off a Guevara dive before hitting
topes of their own. Guevara then hit a corkscrew tope on
MJF. In the ring, it was Guevara and Ortiz, and the former
went to the top rope but was cut off by Santana. MJF pulled
Guevara off the top rope into the electric chair, but
Guevara turned it into a reverse hurricanrana before landing
a top-rope Spanish Fly on Ortiz for two.
MJF distracted the official as Jericho called for Floyd the
bat, but Hager just booted Hager down. MJF then tried to use
the Dynamite Diamond Ring, but Hager downed him with a right
A running shooting star press from Guevara got two, but MJF
cut him off and allowed Jericho to tag in. A powerbomb from
MJF and Lionsault from Jericho on Guevara got two. Ortiz got
another hot tag as he and Santana flattened Jericho with an
inside-out suplex, but Jericho kicked out at two and hit a
Codebreaker for a great near fall.
Ortiz hit a double DDT on MJF and Jericho, Hager tagged in
and hit the Hager Bomb on MJF, and Guevara landed a senton
atomico, but Ortiz broke up the pin. Guevara blasted Jericho
with the GTH, fought off everyone else, but Wardlow
distracted him and MJF rolled him up with a handful of
tights for the win.