AEW Dynamite Results – Tag Team Appreciation Night
August 12, 2020
Jacksonville, Florida (Daily’s Place)
Commentary: Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Tony Schiavone
Results by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Tag Team Appreciation Night opens up with some tag team action. As the Young Bucks make their entrance members of the Dark Order attack them.
The Young Bucks (5-2) vs. The Dark Order (Stu Grayson & Evil Uno) (8-1)
The Dark Order immediately isolates Nick Jackson in the ring and then they toss him to the floor where the other members of the Dark Order swarm Nick. Uno was distracting the referee. Matt dives off the stage onto the Dark Order B-siders but Grayson takes him out with a Tope Suicida.
Back in the ring, Uno and Grayson double team Nick for several more minutes. Uno whips Grayson into Nick but he gets his boot up and then flips out of a suplex attempt and tags Matt. Matt hits a Flying Cross Body off the top onto them followed by a Flying Double Clothesline.
The Bucks show off their double team spots and hit a nice Rolling Neckbreaker/Backbreaker combo on Uno. Nick hits a beautiful Flying Lucha Armdrag. Matt counters a Grayson Uranage into an Armdrag of his own but then eats a Suplex from Uno after he blind tagged Grayson.
Uno hits a Leg Drop for a nearfall. Uno hits a Neckbreaker and tags his partner back inot the match. Grayson hits a Slingshot Somersault Senton onto Matt on the apron before choking him in the ropes. Grayson throws Matt into Uno’s boot. Grayson taunts Matt before dropkicking him to the floor. On the outside, Uno slams Matt into the ring apron and then tosses him back to Grayson for a nearfall.
Uno tags Grayson and then rakes Matt’s eyes as he tried to fight back. Matt fights his way out of the heel corner but Grayson manages to trip him and drag him to the outside. Matt tosses Grayson into the ring post but is then surrounded by the other Dark Order guys. Matt climbs under the ring and then pops out on the other side. He tries to tag Nick but eats a Neckbreaker from Uno.
Uno whips Matt into the heel corner but Matt explodes out of it with a Spear. Grayson tags in and shoves Matt into a Big Boot from Uno. They go for a double team move but Matt counters with a Reverse Rana before tagging Nick.
Nick hits a Flying Knee on Uno and then a Lariat/Bulldog combo on both of them. Nick hits a Slingshot X-Factor on Uno and then rolls back into a Moonsault on the outside on Grayson. Grayson catches Nick and tries to throw him into the crowd but Nick shoves him over the guardrail. Grayson dives over the barricade right into a Superkick.
The Bucks double Uno in the ring and hit the Risky Business for a nearfall. Nick hangs Uno up in the ropes and hits a Springboard Guillotine Swanton for a nearfall. Matt tags in and the Bucks go for a Superkick Party but Grayson pulls Uno to safety and then springs off Uno’s shoulders into a Rana on Matt! Grayson hits a Knee Strike and then Suplexes Nick into Matt in the corner!
Grayson hits a 450 Splash on Nick and Uno hits a Cannonball on Matt in the corner for a nearfall. Uno tags in and the Dark Order hit the Brainbuster/Enziguri for a nearfall but Matt breaks it up. Grayson drags Matt onto the stage and throws him down the tunnel and tells the other Dark Order guys to block the tunnel.
Uno lifts up for the Fatality but Nick counters into a rollup for the pin!
Winner: Young Bucks via pinfall (rollup)
Backstage, MJF is shown mistreating his campaign workers.
Adam Page and Kenny Omega are asked who the best team in AEW is other than them. Omega quickly answers the Young Bucks but Page looks annoyed.
MJF comes out for his address.
MJF yells at his assistant Nina and tells her to present the “polling numbers” that show MJF up 500% over Moxley. MJF says he mourns for the belief that AEW fans have in Jon Moxley because it dies today. He says that Moxley has made it clear he doesn’t care about the fans and if he did he would be here. MJF says he will always be here and that’s a promise.
MJF says he has to admit he is partially responsible for Moxley’s absence because he is afraid of change and afraid of MJF. He says that “Dictator Jon” isn’t used to dealing with someone so much more talented than him and he isn’t used to dealing with a wrestler that won’t happily look up at the lights for him. He says he wants to make sure that Jon feels comfortable enough to show up to work and then lays down on the mat and asks Moxley if that is better.
MJF asks Moxley if that makes him more comfortable and says he didn’t start this just to have a rivalry with him but because AEW deserves quality leadership. He says that Moxley might be a hell of a wrestler but he isn’t a leader. He says he is a “rabid dog chasing cars” and says he wouldn’t even know what to do with one if he caught it. MJF says that if Moxley wants to prove him wrong and prove that he does care about the fans he should just hand the title over to him.
MJF says that AEW deserves better than Moxley. Moxley’s music hit and MJF sends all his security up to wear Moxley usually enters. Moxley appears backstage and comes down the tunnel instead and jumps MJF from behind! Moxley slams MJF into his podium and then hits the Paradigm Shift!
Moxley says that MJF better not think that makes them even. He says they won’t be even until All Out when he teaches MJF a painful lesson in humility. He says that he is going to make sure this is a very bitter pill to swallow.
Footage of Sammy Guevara’s beat down on Matt Hardy from last week is shown. Backstage, Matt Hardy shows off his stitches and it is revealed that he won’t be cleared to compete for 10 days. Hardy says that since last Wednesday he’s been seeing red and he will continue to see red until he makes Sammy bleed. Aug. 22 on “Dynamite” he is going to kick Sammy’s ass. He says he isn’t going home tonight either because Sammy is a ant that needs to be squashed. He started to break into one of his alter egos. A guy is shown walking nearby and Matt attacks him thinking it is Sammy but it’s just a referee.
“American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes (c) (17-1) w/The Nightmare Family vs. Scorpio Sky (7-1)
Sky has a special entrance with a door in front of the tunnel that says “no admittance.” He kicked it open signifying that he is knocking the door down tonight. This is Sky’s first singles title shot in AEW. These two faced off a number of times in ROH but this is their first time in the ring together in AEW.
The entire Nightmare Family accompanies Cody to the ring, while Sky comes out alone. Mike Chioda is the referee for this match. Taz wonders if the huge entourage accompanying Cody to the ring is a sign of insecurity. After locking up Sky and Cody go to a stalemate with some beautiful chain wrestling. Sky gets the better of Cody causing him to roll out to the floor in frustration.
Sky holds the ropes open for Cody to climb back in but then walks away as Cody started to climb back in. Sky and Rhodes both go for hip tosses and Cody manages to Hip Toss Sky over the top to the floor. Cody taunts Sky by holding the ropes open for Sky this time. Sky instead goes to the other side of the ring and rolls back in. Sky kicks Cody repeatedly but Cody comes back with a clothesline that sends both men flying over the top.
Cody and Sky brawl around ringside until they realize they are going to be counted out and they both roll back in. Sky hits a series of knees to Cody’s ribs that were injured last week. Cody leapfrogs a charging Sky and connects with a Snap Powerslam for a nearfall.
Cody has Sky in a Bow and Arrow as we come back from break but Sky reverses it into a body splash for a nearfall. Sky lifts Cody up to the top rope and hangs up in the ropes in a Tree-of-Woe. Sky puts the boots to Cody and then pulls him down and slams him rib-first into the ring post. Back in the ring, Sky puts Cody in an Abdominal Stretch but Cody manages to counter with a Hip Toss.
Sky backdrops Cody over the top onto the stage and then hits a Slingshot Diamond Cutter onto the ramp. Sky rolls Cody into the ring and gets a nearfall. Sky goes for a Brainbuster but sells his back as if he injured it on the last spot. Cody lifts Sky up to the top rope and climbs up with him. Cody hits a big Superplex but Sky manages to roll back into a cradle for a nearfall.
Sky goes for the TKO but Cody counters into the Crossrhodes for a nearfall. Cody can’t believe that Sky kicked out. Cody goes for a Tombstone but Sky reverses it only for Cody to fight out but walks right into a Flatliner for a nearfall. Sky goes for the Diamond Cutter but Cody holds on to the ropes and hits the Crossrhodes for the pin.
Winner & STILL TNT Champ: Cody via pinfall (Crossrhodes)
Brodie Lee appears on the screen holding a version of the TNT Title and he says that next Saturday Cody will put some respect on his name and he will take his title. He’s holding the old title and says that he will be so kind as to give him back the old title.
Private Party says their favorite tag team was the Hardy Boyz.
AEW World Tag Team Championships
Adam Page & Kenny Omega (c) (11-0) vs. The Jurassic Express (5-2) w/Marko Stunt
Page shows a little bit of his recent cockiness as he walks right over to Jurassic Express and puts his title belt in their faces. Kazarian is shown watching this match in the crowd. Jungle Boy and Omega start things off. Omega slaps Jungle Boy after they get tied up in the ropes. Omega slaps Marko as he tried to get in the ring.
Jungle Boy trips Omega and then cradles him for a nearfall. Omega goes for a Fireman’s Carry but Jungle Boy counters with an Armdrag followed by a Springboard Lucha Armdrag. Jungle Boy hits a dropkick for another nearfall. Luchasaurus tags in and connects with a series of kicks. He tosses Jungle Boy into an Assisted STO for a nearfall.
Lucha and Omega exchange strikes and then Jungle Boy tags in as Lucha hits a Suplex. Jungle Boy hits a Somersault Senton off Lucha’s shoulders for a nearfall. Page blind tags Omega a she hit the ropes and he connects with a Sliding Lariat for a nearfall on Jungle Boy. Page counters a leaping Jungle Boy with a slam and then a suplex for a nearfall.
Page tags Omega and they double team Jungle Boy but he fights them both off and attempts a Lucha Armdrag but Page hangs him up in the ropes and connects with a Springboard Lariat.
Lucha goes for a Powerslam on Page but Omega pulls his partner off only to eat a series of kicks from Lucha. Lucha hits a Chokeslam on Page followed by a Standing Moonsault for a nearfall. Lucha elbows Page but Omega blind tags him and pulls Page out of the way of a Pump Kick. Omega hits a V-Trigger followed by a Snap Dragon! Omega hits a second Snap Dragon and then goes for one on Jungle Boy but he counters with an Armdrag sending Omega to the floor.
Omega grabs Stunt and hits a Snap Dragon on him! Jungle Boy attempts a Tope Suicida but Omega catches him in midair and hits a Snap Dragon! Back in the ring, Omega hits a Fisherman Buster for a nearfall on Lucha. Page rolls Jungle Boy in the ring and then tags himself in. The champs sandwich the challengers in the corenr and then take turns elbowing them. Page hits a Roaring Elbow on Lucha and then attempts an Assisted German Suplex but Lucha blocks it.
Jungle Boy goes for a Rana on Omega but he blocks it and Powerbombs him into a German Suplex from Page! Lucha tosses Omega over the top and tries to toss Page over but Page lands on the apron and goes for the Buckshot Lariat. Lucha blocks it and goes for a Chokeslam but Omega comes in and blocks it. Lucha Suplexes both of them and then Jungle Boy hits a Frog Splash on Page. Jungle Boy hits a Tope Suicida onto Omega on the outside and then a Springboard DDT on Page in the ring.
Lucha Press Slams Stunt onto Omega on the outside and then delivers a Fireman Carry Slam on Page for a nearfall. Jungle Boy tags in and the challengers hit a Spinning Enziguri/Sliding Lariat combo for another nearfall until Omega broke it up. Omega tosses Lucha to the floor and then tosses Jungle Boy on top of Page who Powerbombs him over the top onto Lucha on the floor! Omega hits a Tope con Giro onto the challengers on the floor.
Omega rolls Jungle Boy into the ring and Page Powerbombs him to hell for a nearfall. Page tags Omega and they hit the Last Call for the pin.
Winners & STILL Tag Champs: Omega & Page via pinfall (Last Call)
PNP is shown throwing Best Friends’ bags into a shower and pouring bleach all over their clothes.
Butcher and Blade pick The Road Warriors as their favorite tag teams ever.
FTR and the Young Bucks are in the ring with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard. Matt Jackson puts over the RNR Express and says they are the original Young Bucks and says that they inspired a generation of tag teams.
Dax says that they are huge marks for Arn and Tully and he says because of them and RNR they and the Bucks get to make a living as a tag team. Ricky Morton says that he hasn’t seen anyone have as much chemistry as FTR have since Arn and Tully. He says that the Bucks brought tag team wrestling back to the forefront like he and Robert did before. He says the Bucks are the top tag team in the world.
Arn says he doesn’t blow smoke because it leaves a bad taste in his mouth but what he does is tell the truth. He says that the Bucks have taken tag team wrestling into a new stratosphere and Arn puts over the fact that RNR are still working to this day. He turns to FTR and says that in his mind they are the best team in the world.
Ricky starts to talk again but Tully snatches it away from him and tells him not to start something he can’t finish. Tully says that in his mind what makes you the best is having the gold and as of tonight neither FTR nor the Bucks are the champions. Tully says they can all pat themselves on the back and tell everyone how great they are but it doesn’t mean anything. Tully gets in Arn’s face and sasy that he and Arn have had something between them since he got into his guy’s match back on Labor Day and he points to the Nightmare Family logo and says he doesn’t understand that either. Arn says he is a grown ass man and doesn’t need anyone’s permission for anything and walks away.
Shawn Spears walks out and Ricky slaps the hell out of Tully. As FTR was pulling them apart Dax sells his knee injury from last week. FTR attack RNR with their knee brace and hit a Spike Piledriver on Ricky Morton! Page and Omega run out and FTR retreat.
Backstage Chris Jericho wants Mike Chioda to do the right thing in his match tonight and reminds him that he once saved his job.
Hikaru Shida (15-1) vs. Heather Monroe (0-0)
Monroe attacks Shida as she enters the ring but eats a Flying Knee from Shida. Shida hits a Backbreaker but misses a Flying Hip Attack. Monroe hangs Shida up in the corner and hits a stomp for a nearfall. Monroe puts Shida in a Straight Jacket but Shida fights out and Suplexes her into the turnbuckles.
Shida goes for a Falcon Arrow but Monroe counters into a rollup for a nearfall. Shida puts Monroe in a Brock Lock for the submission
Winner: Shida via submission (Brock Lock)
Tony Schiavone interviews Shida and says she is still waiting for a challenger.
Jake Roberts is with Lance Archer backstage where Archer beats up two random guys. Archer rips off Roberts’ shirt revealing “Everybody dies” written on his back. That was bizarre.
Orange Cassidy (5-4) vs. “Le Champion” Chris Jericho (3-1)
If Jericho wins this match, OC has to pay $7,000 for the jacket he ruined. OC attacks Jericho and lays into him with rights and lefts. OC hits a Superman Punch and then a Flying Shoulder Block. OC clotheslines Jericho over the top to the floor and then he hits a Slingshot Plancha. OC whips Jericho into side of the stage and then into the barricade.
OC climbs to the top rope and dives off with a with a No-Hands Plancha onto Jericho on the floor. OC rolls Jericho into the ring and then dives off the top again with a Diving DDT for a nearfall. OC goes for the Superman Punch again but eats a boot from Jericho. Jericho hits a Back Suplex and lights him up with chops. Jericho backdrops OC over the top rope and hits him with a Springboard Dropkick as OC landed on the apron.
OC ducks a clothesline and hits a Superkick and then a Lariat. OC hits a Flying Cross Body off the top for a nearfall and then a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. OC goes for a Diving Rana but Jericho pulls out a play from his 1998 playbook and counters into the Walls of Jericho. Jericho pulls OC back to the center of the ring but OC manages to roll him up for a nearfall.
Jericho goes for an Enziguri but OC takes out his leg again and puts him in an Ankle Lock. Jericho kicks OC with his other foot and then goes for a Suplex but OC counters into a Stunner. OC attempts a Spinning Headscissors but Jericho blocks it and hits the Codebreaker for a nearfall.
Jericho grabs his bat but Chioda stops him from using it. Jericho screams at Chioda to turn around and he does but then snatches the bat away from him. Jericho gets in Chioda’s face and OC rolls him up! 1…2…NO Jericho kicks out but walks into a Michinoku Driver for another nearfall. OC hits a Punt Kick and then hits the Superman Punch!
PNP run out but Best Friends intercept them. As Chioda is distracted Jake Hager runs out and hits a Spinebuster on OC. Jericho covers OC but he still kicks out. Jericho and OC exchange strikes and OC attempts a Waistlock but Jericho low blows him and attempts the Judas Effect. OC ducks and attempts a Mouse Trap but botches the hell out of it but still manages to get the pin.
Winner: OC via pinfall (botched Mouse Trap)