Original Air Date: November 13, 2019
Event Date: November 13, 2019
(aired live on TNT)
City: Nashville, TN
Venue: Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Commentary: Jim Ross, Tony Shiavone, Excalibur
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts
Clips from Full Gear this past Saturday (though the Lights Out match was not included in the recap).
“Dynamite” by No One Hero
In the days after the Lights Out match at Full Gear, Kenny Omega’s condition is checked out by the trainer as Michael Nakazawa and Riho look on. Omega has not been cleared to compete this week, but Jon Moxley has. Omega doesn’t take that news very well.
Michael Nakazawa vs Jon Moxley
(referee: Bryce Remsburg)
Result: Jon Moxley wins via pinfall after the Paradigm Shift
This was pretty much a squash. Given Moxley’s match just a few days ago, I’m fine with it.
After the match, Moxley says he is not a liar. He told us what would happen at Full Gear, and he delivered. Kenny Omega will never be the same again. Moxley respects Omega for stepping into the ring with him since no one else would do it. Moxley is on a pilgrimage to the top, and he’s going to destroy anyone in his path.
Dark Order vs Marko Stunt & Jungle Boy
(referee: Paul Turner)
Result: Evil Uno pins Marko Stunt after the Fatality
Good match. Marko Stunt got isolated in the ring for a long time, but once Jungle Boy got the tag the match opened up considerably. The final segment of the match was fast and fun. The finish wasn’t a surprise, but I enjoyed it.
After the match, Evil Uno sits on his throne of creepers and and tells Marko Stunt that he could be better if he became a creeper. Jungle Boy takes the creeper mask away from Evil Uno and throws it down. Evil Uno says he respects Jungle Boy’s actions. Even so, Evil Uno tells Grayson and the creepers to take Jungle Boy down. They do, and they try to put a mask on Jungle Boy.
Before Jungle Boy can be masked, Luchasaurus comes out and beats up all the creepers. Luchasaurus then takes down Grayson with a kick, a chokeslam, and a standing moonsault. Jurassic Express is back at full strength.
Shawn Spears w/ Tully Blanchard vs Peter Avalon w/ Leva Bates vs Darby Allin
(referee: Aubrey Edwards)
Result: Darby Allin pins Peter Avalon after the Coffin Drop
The match was kind of short and quickly turned into a one on one match when Joey Janela distracted and brawled with Spears through the crowd. What we saw was pretty good, but this was really just a showcase for Allin while continuing the feud between Spears and Janela.
After the match, Darby Allin accepts Jon Moxley’s open challenge from earlier in the night.
Nyla Rose vs Dani Jordan
(referee: Paul Turner)
Result: Nyla Rose wins via pinfall after a sit-out powerbomb
The commentators tell us that Dustin Rhodes will still be out for a few more weeks after the attack from Jake Hager.
At ringside, Tony Shiavone welcomes Allie. Allie is happy to be in Nashville. Also, she feels like she’s shown what she can do on AEW Dark, and now she’d like to do the same on Dynamite. Suddenly the lights go out. Awesome Kong and Brandi Rhodes appear on the stage when the lights come back on. Kong takes down Allie, and Brandi cuts off a lock of Allie’s hair.
Chris Jericho heads to the ring. He says he is the greatest ever, and he demands a “thank you” from everyone in AEW. He gloats about beating Cody and proving that Cody isn’t as good as he thinks he is. The lights go out and Cody’s music plays. Instead of Cody though, MJF comes out to Cody’s entrance theme.
MJF addresses/mocks the crowd. He says if he didn’t throw the towel in, then Cody’s career would be over. He says he saved Cody, but he inexplicably calls Cody the real villain in this situation. He says Cody doesn’t care about the fans or anyone else. Cody only cares about himself. Cody is a liar and a user. He claims Cody wanted to make MJF his puppet. The crowd calls “bullshit.”
MJF then tells Jericho that he’s a big fan of Le Champion. MJF says he heard that Jericho wants him to join the Inner Circle. Jericho says he heard MJF wants to join the Inner Circle. MJF says Jericho must like enjoying a little bit of the bubbly too much. MJF says he doesn’t need the Inner Circle. Jericho says MJF wants to be Jericho. They both start arguing (sort of) as a way of trying to get the other person to say they want MJF in the Inner Circle. Then they both call Cody the biggest jackass in AEW. They laugh and hug.
Cody comes out and runs to the ring. He takes down both MJF and Jericho, but Wardlow arrives and takes down Cody. Jericho leaves as MJF directs Wardlow in continuing to attack Cody. Referees run out to check on Cody.
“The Bastard” Pac vs “Hangman” Adam Page
(referee: Bryce Remsburg)
Result: Pac wins via KO with the Brutalizer
Very good match. As with all of their matches, this was hard-hitting and very fun to watch. It took an interesting turn late in the match when Pac got Page in a vulnerable position and wouldn’t stop attacking him. The referee probably should have stopped the match, but he didn’t, and it continued on for about another minute before Pac decided to end it. It was a strangely definitive ending to a feud that had gone back and forth.
The Young Bucks brawl with Santana and Ortiz. Matt puts Ortiz through a table. Santana brawls with Nick until Santana discovers Orange Cassidy standing in a restroom. Then the brawl continues all around the backstage area and out into the crowd.
The brawl between the Young Bucks and Proud & Powerful continues through the crowd and at ringside. Security tries to separate the teams, but security is taken down. The brawl continues. Santana and Ortiz get the advantage and try to injure the Young Bucks. Nick Jackson gets his leg beaten on, then Matt Jackson is slammed through part of the stage.
Brandon Cutler comes out to protect Nick, but he is attacked as well. Private Party then comes out and Santana and Ortiz finally decide to go away.
AEW Tag Team Title Match
Sammy Guevara & Chris Jericho (AEW World Champ) w/ Jake Hager vs Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky (AEW Tag Champs) w/ Christopher Daniels
(referee: Rick Knox)
Result: Scorpio Sky pins Chris Jericho with a small package
Good match. The finish was a bit of a letdown. Not because of who won, but just because of how it happened. It felt underwhelming considering the action in the rest of the match building up to it. Still, I understand what they were trying to accomplish. Besides that, this was a very fun main event and title match.
This was an entertaining show, but it wasn’t as good as many of the previous weeks. It felt like a night of rebuilding and rest for a lot of people which is completely understandable.
Match of the Night
Pac vs Page
I think this and the main event were both at the top of my list tonight, but comparing the finishes of both matches put Pace versus Page way over the tag title match.