Original Air Date: October 9, 2019
Event Date: October 9, 2019
(aired live on TNT)
Commentary: Jim Ross, Excalibur, Tony Shiavone
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts
“Dynamite” by No One Hero
A look at the Young Bucks and Private Party before their tag title tournament first round match tonight.
AEW World Tag Team Title Tournament First Round Match
The Young Bucks vs Private Party
(referee: Rick Knox; watching in the front row: SCU, Jack Evans, Angelico)
Result: Marq Quen pins Matt Jackson with a victory roll
Great match. Private Party dominated the early parts of the match with some high-speed offense, but after a while the Young Bucks took over. The Bucks kept countering Private Party and were beating them down, but Private Party survived the few pin and submission attempts that were made. Private Party was in serious trouble, but they managed to find ways to counter the Bucks in key moments to keep their hopes alive as the match neared its end. This was definitely a good way to start the title tournament.
The AEW champ, Chris Jericho heads to the ring. Following him are Sammy Guevara, Ortiz, Sanata, and Jake Hager. Jericho takes full credit for the successful debut of AEW on TNT last week. Jericho then introduces his “confidants,” saying all four of the men with him made his list. They are collectively the Inner Circle, and they’re taking control of AEW.
Jericho goes on to insult Cody and his family. At Full Gear, Jericho plans to beat the “shit” out of Cody. Afterwards, he and the Inner Circle will go out and enjoy a little bit of the bubbly.
AEW World Title Number One Contender Match
Jimmy Havok vs Darby Allin
(referee: Bryce Remsburg)
Result: Darby Allin wins via pinfall after the Coffin Drop
Time: 6:29 (1 break)
Pretty good match. Havoc was methodical, and he dominated Darby Allin. Havoc dropped Allin from the ring to the floor early in the match, and Allin spent the rest of the match trying to recover and mount some sort of a comeback. The finish came a little bit out of nowhere, but I liked it.
Bea Priestley & Emi Sakura vs Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. & Riho (AEW Women’s Champ)
(referee: Aubrey Edwards)
Result: Britt Baker submits Emi Sakura with a modified Rings of Saturn
Good match. Everyone looked good tonight. The main story in the match seemed to be the anger between Priestley and Baker, though the finish of the match does raise some questions about a future contender for the Women’s Title.
The Best Friends are asked how they feel about facing SCU in the tag tournament, but instead of answering, they say to ask Orange Cassidy. The lights then go out, and the introductions for the next match begin.
Shawn Spears w/ Tully Blanchard vs Jon Moxley
(referee: Paul Turner; guest commentary: Pac)
Result: Jon Moxley wins via pinfall after the Paradigm Shift
Good match. There was a lot of brawling, and overall it was a very solid match. I was a little surprised by the finish, but really, I think I might have been surprised had either man lost. I think WWE has conditioned me to not expect clean finishes in matches with two wrestlers who are about on the same level.
After the match, Kenny Omega comes out to the ramp, and he’s carrying a barbed wire bat and a barbed wire broom. Omega tosses the bat to Moxley and dares him to come up the ramp. Before Moxley reacts, Pac runs over and hits Omega in the back of the head with a chair. Rather than taking advantage of the situation, Moxley just looks at Omega before walking away.
“The Natural” Dustin Rhodes & Hangman Adam Page vs Sammy Guevara & Chris Jericho (AEW World Champ) w/ Jake Hager
(referee: Bryce Remsburg)
Result: Chris Jericho pins Dustin Rhodes after the Judas Effect
Time: 10:46 (1 break)
Good match. Guevara got beat up for most of his time in the ring, but that allowed Jericho to control when and where he decided to pick his spots. Hager also influenced the outcome of the match as you would expect, and overall this was a fun main event.
After the match, Jericho, Geuvara, and Hager beat up Dustin Rhodes. Adam Page trues to help Rhodes, but he’s tossed out of the ring. Hager follows Page, and the two brawl towards the backstage area. Jericho and Page are still beating up Rhodes when the lights go out.
When the lights come back on, Cody is standing in the ring. Cody eliminates Guevara from the ring, but before he can get at Jericho, Ortiz and Santana attack. After a few seconds, MJF runs to the ring with a chair. They tease MJF turning on Cody, but he doesn’t. MJF attacks Sanata and Ortiz. MJF is eliminated from the ring by Jericho, and that’s when the Young Bucks attack.
The Bucks take Ortiz and Santana out of the fight. Jericho takes this opportunity to take his title belt and walk over to the ramp. As Jericho is about to head up the ramp, Darby Allin rides a skateboard down the ramp and uses the momentum to hit Jericho with a knee strike. Allin enters the ring where Cody, MJF, and the Young Bucks are all standing. The Inner Circle leaves the ring area, but not before Jericho gives one final warning to Cody and Darby Allin.
This was another good show. I initially didn’t really want to see Jericho’s group become an actual faction, but I do like how the Inner Circle stands up against the Nightmare Family. It’s not perfect, but it works well. I also liked how the Omega/Moxley feud is continuing even with people like Pac coming into it. Maybe Moxley missing his match with Omega was a good thing for the feud and for AEW.
Match of the Night
Young Bucks vs Private Party
Sure, it was a little spotty at times, but it was highly energetic and just a lot of fun.
Official Results: https://www.allelitewrestling.com/post/aew-dynamite-results-10-09-2019