AEW Revolution Results
February 29, 2020
Chicago, Illinois (Wintrust Arena)
Results by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
BUY IN PRE-SHOW
Taz and Excalibur are handling commentary on the pre-show. The PPV stage looks great. The ramp way is a digital video screen.
Backstage, Tony Schiavone interviews SCU but before Sky or Kazarian can say anything, Christopher Daniels jumps in and talks about SCU proving Dark Order are liars tonight. Sky says that he and Kazarian think Daniels should stay backstage tonight.
The Dark Order (Stu Grayson & Evil Uno) w/The Creepers vs. SCU (Scorpio Sky & Frankie Kazarian)
Sky and Kaz take out The Beaver Boys as they come to the ring and then jump Grayson and Uno. The brawl spills out to the floor early on. Back in the ring, Kazarian runs over Grayson with a series of strikes. Kazarian goes for a German Suplex but Grayson counters into a rollup attempt.
Kaz blocks it and Sky blind tags him. Kaz hits a German Suplex on Grayson and Sky comes in with a dropokick to a charging Uno that sends him to the floor. Sky and Kaz run over Grayson with a Double Shoulder Block as Kaz tags back into the match.
Kazarian hits a Springboard Guillotine Leg Drop for the first nearfall of the night. Grayson manages to run Kaz into the heel corner and tag Uno. Uno and Grayson double-team Kazarian, but Kaz sends Grayson to the floor. He hits a Hanging Guillotine Leg Drop to Uno as he attempted a shoulder block through the ropes.
Kazarian goes for a Slingshot Rana onto Grayson but he blocks it and hits an Apron Bomb. Grayson throws Kaz into the ring post and The Creepers attack him as Uno distracts the referee. Uno gets a nearfall and then shoves Kaz into a Big Boot from Grayson.
The Dark Order continues to double Kazarian in their corner for several minutes as Sky tries to hype him up. A “spooky perverts” chant break out as Grayson hits a Shining Wizard for another nearfall. A frustrating Grayson repeatedly covers Kaz but he kicks out each time.
Every time Kazarian tries to fight his way out of the corner, The Dark Order cuts him off and works him over with quick tags. Kazarian manages to sidestep a couple of attacks and then flips over Uno before rolling under Grayson and tagging Sky!
Sky hits a Diving Back Elbow on Uno and a Manhattan Drop on Grayson followed by a dropkick. Sky hits a Sunset Flip on Uno for a nearfall and follows up with a Spinning Back Kick and then a Basement Dropkick to the back!
Uno rolls to the floor and Sky puts Grayson in a side headlock before tagging Kaz back into the match. Kaz hits a Spike DDT on Grayson for a nearfall and tags Sky back into the match. Sky goes for a Back Suplex but Grayson lands on his feet and hits a Double Pele to both of the SCU members.
Uno tags Grayson and shoves Sky into a Flying Knee before kicking him back into The Scorpion on Sky for a nearfall. Grayson quickly tags back in and he tosses Sky into a Powerbomb from Uno for another nearfall. Kazarian has been down for several minutes.
Dark Order goes for the Fatality but Sky shoves Uno into the corner. Grayson lays Sky out with a Superman Elbow and then they attempt to whip him into the corner but he Monkey Flips Kazarian into a Double Clothesline on Dark Order!
They go for the SCU-Later but Uno pulls Kaz to the floor and shove him into the steps. The Beaver Boys attempt to interfere but Sky takes them out. Uno hits a Lariat from behind on Sky and Grayson rolls him up for a nearfall.
Winners: Dark Order via pinfall (rollup)
The Dark Order jump on SCU after the match but Colt Cabana runs down to the ring to make his AEW debut to a big pop. After getting a few shots in, The Dark Order beat him down, too. They suddenly stop attacking when their music plays and a robed man walks out onto the stage.
The man takes off the robe and it’s Daniels! Daniels dives over the top rope onto The Dark Order members and the rest of SCU and Cabana run The Dark Order off.
Good, old-school style tag team match and nice little hometown pop for Cabana. #AEWRevolution
— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) March 1, 2020
“The Big Hurt” Jake Hager vs. “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes
As Hager makes his entrance he makes out with his wife at ringside and Rhodes reveals a shirt under his jacket that says “I’m here to wrestle Jericho’s bitch.” Hager see this and attacks Rhodes. He hits a Back Suplex for a nearfall early.
Rhodes is able to knock Hager over the top rope and into the guardrail. Rhodes tosses Hager into the crowd and they brawl up the steps until Rhodes comes back into break the count. Rhodes throws Hager into the ring post and then slams his arm into the post repeatedly.
Rhodes rolls Hager back in the ring just to clothesline him over the top and back to the floor. Rhodes swings and misses with a clothesline and Hager suplexes him onto the apron before running through him with a big Lariat.
Back in the ring, Hager gets a nearfall and then he immediately goes back to work on Rhodes with a series of knees in the corner. Hager then puts Rhodes in a Kimura on the mat. He transitions into a hammerlock and then an armbar as Rhodes tries to fight out of it.
Rhodes fights back with a series of strikes but Hager cuts him off with a Back Elbow and then he blows a kiss to his wife. Hager puts Rhodes in another submission but Rhodes breaks it by stomping on his feet. Hager hits a Knee Strike to Rhodes knocking him through the ropes to the floor.
Back in the ring, Rhodes is able to catch Hager with a knee and then a clothesline that knocks Hager back to the floor. Hager tosses Rhodes into the guardrail and then into the apron, though. Hager’s wife tells him to go after Rhodes’ arm but then eats a Mafia Kick. Hager’s wife tries to slap Rhodes but he blocks it and kisses her.
Back in the ring, Rhodes hits a clothesline and then the Unnatural Uppercut followed by a Running Bulldog. Rhodes follows up with a Snap Powerslam for another nearfall. Hager is able to take over the match again with a Snake Eyes onto the top rope followed by a Chop Block to the knee.
Hager goes for the Hager Bomb but Rhodes gets his foot up and rolls him up for a nearfall. Hager gets right back up and hits a Suplex followed by the Hager Bomb for a nearfall. Hager hits a series of Corner Clotheslines and does the Tyson Fury lick to Rhodes’ head.
Hager hits a Swagger Bomb (Gut Wrench Powerbomb) for another nearfall. Hager hangs Rhodes’ knee up in the ropes and kicks it. He then charges at him but Rhodes backdrops him over the top and Hager’s face slams into the ring steps at ringside!
Back in the ring, Rhodes hits the Shattered Dreams followed by a Code Red! 1…2…NO Hager kicks out! Rhodes puts Hager in a Cross Armbreaker and uses his leg to kick him in the head repeatedly. Hager grabs the leg, rolls over and locks in the Patriot Lock!
Rhodes looks as if he is going to tap but he stops himself and rolls through sending Hager into the corner where Aubrey Edwards is. He stops himself from hitting her and then low blows Rhodes as the referee was turned around.
Hager puts Rhodes in a Standing Triangle and connects with a series of knees at the same time as Rhodes goes to sleep and Edwards calls for the bell!
Winner: Hager via KO (Standing Triangle)
Excellent match. Both guys worked hard and they built it up nicely from the beginning. Hager looked really good in his AEW debut. The stuff with his wife was good heel heat, too. #AEWRevolution
— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) March 1, 2020
A vignette announces that War Games will come to AEW on March 25! Two rings, one huge cage. A graphic appears saying “Blood & Guts” but I don’t know if that’s what they are calling the match or if it’s the name of that episode of “Dynamite.”
“Spanish God” Sammy Guevara vs. Darby Allin
This is Allin’s first match since Guevara injured him several weeks ago. Allin takes Guevara out with an insane Tope Suicida as he makes his entrance! Allin then hits a Shotgun Dropkick sending Guevara into the barricade! Allin tosses Guevara all around ringside as the bell hasn’t even rang for the start of the match.
Allin charges at Guevara but he moves causing Allin to go crashing into the barricade. Guevara dives off the steps with a Flying Side Kick and then throws him into he guardrail again. Jurassic Express are shown ringside as Allin hangs Guevara over the barricade.
Allin goes for a Tope Suicida but I think his foot caught the rope and that causes him to come up short. Guevara grabs the skateboard and lays Allin out with it. Guevara pulls out two tables and lays Allin out on one of them. Guevara hits a 630 Splash off the top and through Allin and the table at ringside!
Allin manages to roll himself back in after several minutes but then eats a Flying Knee as he gets in! 1…2…NO Guevara kicks out! Guevara slaps Allin repeatedly but that just pisses Allin off and he puts him in a Gory Special!
Allin transitions into a Fujiwara Armbar and as Guevara reaches for the ropes, Allin grabs his other arm and puts him in a Rings of Saturn! Guevara manages to use his foot to grab the bottom rope and break the hold, however.
Guevara goes to the floor but as Allin follows him, Guevara quickly rolls back into the ring and then hangs Allin up in the ropes as he tried to get back in. Guevara then hits a Ghetto Stomp off the top on Allin on the apron for a nearfall!
Guevara grabs the skateboard and climbs back in only to eat a Running Code Red from Allin for a nearfall! Allin goes to the top but Guevara crotches him and climbs up with Guevara. He goes for a Superplex but Allin blocks it and shoves Guevara back in the ring.
Guevara lands on his feet and then leaps to the top and hits a Spanish Fly for another nearfall! Guevara pulls off the top turnbuckle pad and then tries to throw Allin into it but Allin blocks it and Monkey Flips Guevara into it! Allin hits a Sliced Bread followed by the Coffin Drop for the pin!
Winner: Allin via pinfall (Coffin Drop)
Excellent match! Great stuff from both guys. They even played off the botch well. Huge pop for the finish, too. #AEWDynamite
— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) March 1, 2020
Allin was about to take Guevara with the skateboard after the match but Hager ran out and pulled him to safety.
AEW World Tag Team Championships
“Hangman” Adam Page & “The Cleaner” Kenny Omega (c) vs. The Young Bucks
Ross points out that Omega just had a “marathon match” against PAC on “Dynamite” 72 hours ago and wonders if that will hurt him tonight.
Nick Jackson and Omega will start the match off. They lockup and Omega quickly gets Nick in a wristlock. Jackson rolls through and counters into a wristlock of his own. Omega quickly counters right back but Nick is able to catch Kenny with a Snapmare.
They both flip over each other as they charge. Nick blocks a Polish Hammer attempt and this a Springboard Lucha Armdrag but Omega comes right back with a Headscissors Takeover. They both get to their feet and then give each other a fist bump and tag out.
Page locks up with Matt as a massive “Cowboy shit” chant starts up. They chain wrestle for a few minutes with neither man able to earn an advantage. Matt offers a handshake but Page spits in his face. Matt takes Page down and lays into him with right hands.
Omega pulls Matt off but Matt shoves him off and finally Nick pulls Matt off before he gets disqualified. Nick yells at Matt to tag him and he obliges. Page slaps the piss out of Nick as he gets in the ring and then eats a Spinning Back Kick.
Matt tags back in the ring and The Bucks hit an Assisted Dropkick and then one to Omega knocking him off the apron! The Bucks hang Page up in the ropes and hit a Hanging Neckbreaker/Somersault Senton combo. Matt knocks Omega off the apron and hits a Flying Dropkick through the ropes. Back in the ring, they hit a Backbreaker/Neckbreaker combo on Page.
Page blocks a suplex attempt and elbows him in the previously injured back of Matt Jackson. Page goes to work on the back with knees and stomps. Omega demands a tag and Page obliges by slapping him hard on the chest.
Omega hits a Running Backbreaker on Matt but only gets a two count. Page tags back in and hits a Slingshot Polish Hammer on Matt and knocks Nick off the apron. Page dumps Matt out to the floor and then throws him into the barricade.
Page attempts to Powerbomb him onto the timekeeper’s table but Omega stops him and throws Matt back in the ring. Page and Omega take turns chopping Matt and then Page puts his forearm right into that injured back. Omega and Page attempt a Double Back Suplex but Matt blocks it.
Matt goes for a Double Northern Lights Suplex but he can’t lift them up. He gets fired up and hits it as they look surprised! Nick tags in and hits a series of strikes on both Page and Omega. Nick hits a Flying Knee/Bulldog combo on Page and Omega.
He hits a Lucha Armdrag/Headscissors Takeover on both Omega and Page. Jackson hits a Slingshot X-Factor on Page in the ring and then rolls back into a Moonsault off the apron onto Omega! Nick hits a Sunset Flip on Page and locks in the Sharpshooter!
Omega comes in and breaks it up with a Leg Lariat! Omega tags Page and sets up for a dive as Nick rolls to the floor, but Matt cuts him off only to eat a Hurricanrana sending him to the floor. Omega sets up for the Somersault Plancha only to eat a Superkick in midair from Matt!
Back in the ring, Nick gets a nearfall and then puts Omega in a Front Chancery. Omega fights it off but Nick knocks Page off the apron and tags Matt. The Bucks whip Omega into the ropes but Omega holds on and then sends Nick to the floor. Omega tries to make a tag but Matt cuts him off. Matt spits in Page’s face.
Matt charges at Omega but he leapfrogs and then dives for the tag but Nick pulls Page off the apron and slams him into the barricade. Matt hits a Jerry Lynn-style Cradle Piledriver for a nearfall. Nick tags into the match. Omega is able to fight back and hit a Sky High.
Page finally makes the hot tag and hits a series of clotheslines on The Bucks. Page hits a Springboard Lariat on Nick knocking him off the apron and then hits a Fall Away Slam on Matt. Page hits a Somersault Plancha onto Nick on the floor and then clotheslines Matt to the floor.
Page goes to the top and hits a Diving Moonsault onto both of The Bucks! Back in the ring, Page destroys Nick with a Lariat and then tosses him into The bucks corner and tells him to tag out. Matt comes in and they get in each other’s faces with the fans chanting “f*ck ‘e up Cowboy, f*ck em up!”
They lay into each other with right hands but then Page lays Matt out with a Big Boot. Omega blind tags Omega and they hit a series of Flying Elbows and Omega tosses Matt up into a Suplex from Page! Omega hits a Doctor Bomb! 1…2…NO Jackson kicks out!
Page tags back in as Omega seemed frustrated with not getting the pin there. Page eats a Enzigur from Nick on the apron as he charged at Matt. Nick tags in and hits a series of elbows and kicks and then a Roundhouse Kick to Omega!
Nick goes for the Lucha Armdrag but Page shoves him off. Nick lands on his feet and hits a Slingshot American Destroyer! 1…2…NO Page kicks out! Matt hangs Page up in the corner and Nick kills him with a Superkick. The Bucks hit a Powerbomb/Sliced Bread combo – MCMG style – out of the corner for a nearfall before Omega broke it up.
The Bucks toss Omega to the floor and then set up for a Superkick Party but Page counters by shoving Nick into Matt. Page takes Matt out with a kick to the knee and then locks in the Crossface Chickenwing! Matt rolls backwards and Nick hits a 450 Splash off the top for a nearfall!
A huge “This is Awesome” chant starts up. Nick tags in and The Bucks go for a doubleteam move but Matt’s back gives out. Omega hits Matt with a Fireman’s Carry Slam. Page hits a Running Shooting Star and Omega hits a Moonsault off the top! Page hits a Fall Away Spanish Fly! 1…2…NO Nick kicks out! V-Trigger from Omega but Matt breaks up the pin attempt!
Omega attempts a German Suplex but Nick blocks it only to eat a V-Trigger. V-Trigger for Matt and then a series of Snap Dragon’s on Nick! Tiger Driver! 1….2…NO he still kicks out! Omega hits a V-Trigger to Nick in the corner and then lifts him up onto his shoulders. Omega climbs to the top but Nick blocks it and counters into a Super Reverse Rana! Page kills Nick with a Lariat but Matt hits a Northern Lights Suplex through the ropes and onto the ramp!
Matt hits a series of three Northern Light’s Suplexes on the ramp and sells his back at the end. He picks Page up and The Bucks hit the Indy Taker on the ramp! Tons of heat for that spot.
Back in the ring, The Bucks hit a Superkick Party on Omega. The Bucks are hamming it up now which is egging the fans on more. They destroy Omega with the Golden Trigger but Omega kicks out at one and is fired up! They destroy him with another Superkick Party! 1…2…NO Omega kicks out!
Matt stomps on the arm that PAC injured earlier this week. Matt goes to choke Omega with his tape but Nick stops him and tells him to get his head in the game. The Bucks go for the Meltzer Driver but Page pulls Nick off the apron and Powerbombs him through a table at ringside!
V-Shot from Page and Omega on Matt! 1…2…NO he kicks out! I believe that is the first time anyone has kicked out of that combo! Omega hits another V-Trigger on Matt and goes for the One Winged Angel but Matt fights it off. He hits a Superkick and Page blind tags in.
Page hits his own One Winged Angel on Matt! 1…2…NO Nick breaks it up! Page cannot believe it! Page grabs Nick and tosses him onto the ramp. Page hits the Buckshot Lariat on the ramp! Page hits a Buckshot Lariat on Matt in the ring for the pin!
Winner & STILL Tag Champs: Page and Omega via pinfall (Buckshot Lariat)
What an unbelievable match. I did not think they could surpass Omega-PAC from earlier this week but I'll be damned if they didn't. The biggest knock on The Bucks is they don't sell and they don't tell a story but damn they did both in SPADES in this match. Amazing! #AEWRevolution
— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) March 1, 2020
After the match, The Bucks make amends with Omega but Page walks away. He then turns around and teases that he is going to do a Buckshot Lariat but stops and hugs Omega instead.
AEW World Women’s Championship
“The Native Beast” Nyla Rose (c) vs. Kris Statlander
Statlander and Rose lockup but Rose shoves Statlander away. They lockup again and this time Statlander backs Rose into the corner. Rose grabs a side headlock as the referee separates them. Statlander shoves Rose into the ropes and then leapfrogs her and attempts a shoulder block.
Rose doesn’t budge and attempts one of her own but Statlander doesn’t budge either. Rose hits the ropes and runs her over this time but Statlander nips up to her feet. Statlander hits a Big Boot and then attempts an Enziguri but Rose ducks and attempts a Heel Hook but Statlander counters and hits a Somersault Senton followed by a Standing Moonsault for a nearfall.
Statlander charges Rose in the corner but Rose backdrops her over the top. Statlander lands on the apron but then eats a Forearm Smash from Rose. On the ramp, Rose whips Statlander into the ropes but Statlander flips into the ring. Statlander then attempts a Spear through the ropes but Rose moves and she eats the ramp.
Rose tosses Statlander back in the ring and she does connect with a Diving Spear through the ropes for a nearfall. Rose attempts The Beast Bomb but Statlander blocks it only to eat a series of sloppy clotheslines for a nearfall.
Rose Suplexes Statlander into the turnbuckle and she rolls to the floor. Back in the ring, Rose attempts a Back Suplex but Statlander lands on her feet. Statlander hits a Superkick to take Rose off her feet. Both women are down, though.
They exchange strikes from their knees. Statlander hits an Enziguri but Rose immediately rolls to the floor. Statlander hits a Tope Suicida sending Rose into the barricade. Statlander hits a second Tope Suicida and then rolls her back in the ring.
Statlander hits a Missile Dropkick off the top for a nearfall. Statlander hits a Running Uppercut but Rose comes back with one of her own. Rose whips Statlander into the corner and then clotheslines her. Rose blatantly chokes Statlander and then hangs her up in the ropes.
Rose climbs to the top for the Guillotine but Statlander does a headstand and gets off the top. Rose dives off the top but Statlander moves and hits a Superkick and a DDT for a nearfall.
Statlander sets up for the Big Bang Theory but Rose blocks it and hits a Flying Knee and locks in the STF. As Statlander almost reaches the ropes, Rose pulls her back to the center of the ring and locks the STF back in. Rose lets go and goes for a Splash but Statlander gets her knees up.
Statlander hits a dropkick and then attempts a Hurricanrana only to eat a Beast Bomb for a nearfall. Rose goes back to the top but Statlander cuts her off. Statlander climbs up with Rose and hits a Superplex for a nearfall.
Statlander mounts Rose and lays into her with right hands until the referee pulls her off. Rose hits a Big Boot and climbs back up top. Statlander cuts her off again and climbs back up with Rose. Statlander attempts a Frankensteiner but Rose blocks it and hits a Super Beast Bomb for the pin!
Winner & STILL Women’s Champ: Rose via pinfall (Super Beast Bomb)
It got MUCH better down the stretch and both women worked hard, but that just didn't do it for me. It was very sloppy at points – especially the finish – and just came off clunky and slow for a big portion. Statlander is still one of my favorites, though. #AEWRevolution
— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) March 1, 2020
“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes w/Arn Anderson, Dustin Rhodes & Brandi Rhodes vs. MJF w/Wardlow
I believe Stephen Armell walked onto the stage with Cody, too.
MJF avoids Cody to start the match off but Cody finally gets his hands on him and hits an Enziguri. He goes for the Cody Cutter but MJF bails out of the ring and walks into the crowd. He even slaps a fan’s hat off. He throws a beer at another fan.
Back in the ring, Cody hits an uppercut and then the Cody Cutter but only gets a one count. MJF escapes to the ramp but Cody runs all the way up to the entrance tunnel and hits a giant Running Clothesline on MJF back into the ring for a nearfall.
Cody hits a Sunset Flip out of the corner for a nearfall. He then flips MJF but he lands on his feet and pokes Cody in the eyes. MJF stomps on Cody’s foot, remember he broke his toe in the Cage Match. Cody comes right back with a Spinning Alabama Slam!
Cody goes for a pin but pulls him up at one and goes back to wearing him out. Wardlow pulls MJF out of the ring to avoid more of an ass whooping. Brandi throws a beer in Wardlow’s face as a response. Wardlow goes after her but eats a Tope Suicida from Cody! Cody stomps the hell out of him at the end of it, too!
MJF trips Cody in the ring and Wardlow slams him into the ring post as MJF distracts the referee. MJF then slams Cody into the ring post on the other side. MJF hits a Powerbomb for a nearfall. MJF slams Cody into the corner and gets another nearfall.
MJF puts Cody in a Top Wristlock and then takes him down to the mat and holds onto it. Cody fights back up and shoves MJF into the corner. MJF comes right back with a Ghetto Stomp off the top to his injured arm and locks in the Salt of the Earth.
Cody manages to crawl to the rope but every time he goes to reach the hold MJF grabs the body part and pulls it back. Finally, Cody manages to bite the bottom rope to break the hold. MJF rakes the eyes of Cody and then pulls his boot off. MJF steps on Cody’s foot, which is all taped up, and then he bites Cody’s toe.
MJF mounts Cody in the corner but Cody counters into a Powerbomb. Cody lifts MJF back to the top and climbs up with him and hits a Reverse Superplex! Cody hits the Disaster Kick knocking MJF to the floor but before he can dive Wardlow gets on the apron to distract him.
Anderson pulls out a chair and chases Wardlow away. MJF is busted open. Cody slams MJF into the ring steps and then tosses him back in the ring. Cody starts punching the cut on MJF’s forehead. Cody hits a Snap Powerslam for a nearfall.
Cody hangs MJF up in the ropes but before he can hit the DDT, MJF fights back and stomps on Cody’s foot and hits the Heat Seeker! MJF uses the ropes on the pin but the referee saw it immediately. Brandi dives off the apron on Wardlow but he catches her.
Cody demands he put her down and then goes for a Pump Kick but Wardlow moves and Cody hits Arn! MJF low blows Cody in the ring and rolls him up for a nearfall.
MJF attempts the Double Cross but Cody blocks it and Suplexes MJF over the top rope and both men go crashing to the floor! Both men roll into the ring at the same time to break the 10-count. Cody and MJF exchange stiff shots at each other.
Cody hits a series of jabs and MJF collapses before Cody could hit the Atomic Elbow. Cody picks him up and attempts the CrossRhodes, but MJF counters into the Double Cross for a close nearfall! MJF pulls off Cody’s weight belt and tries to whip him with it but the referee pulls it away.
Cody kicks MJF in the nuts and hits a Vertabreaker! 1…2…NO MJF kicks out! Cody hits MJF with the weight belt and then throws it into the crowd. MJF begs Cody off and says that he is sorry for everything and even hugs him. He then spits in Cody’s face and goes for a clothesline but Cody counters into the CrossRhodes.
Cody picks him up and hits a second one! He then goes for a third one but MJF pulled the AEW ring out from his trunks and hit Cody with it! 1…2…3!
Winner: MJF via pinfall
Excellent match. Easily MJF's best match I've ever seen and while Cody kicked his ass for at least 2/3 of it, it was done very well. Great grudge match with an unsatisfying finish, though. I can only imagine this will continue. #AEWRevolution
— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) March 1, 2020
“The Bastard” PAC vs. “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy w/Best Friends
PAC gets in OC’s face and stops him from putting his hands in his pockets. Cassidy then catches PAC in a waistlock and flips over! OC then ducks a clothesline attempt and does his lazy kicks thing. PAC does the same thing back until PAC gets fed up with it and just shoves the hell out of him.
PAC tosses OC into the ropes but misses a clothesline and then OC flips over him and hits a dropkick! He does all of that with his damn hands in his pockets. OC hits the ropes but PAC leapfrogs him only for OC to catch him with an Armdrag and then a rollup for a nearfall.
A pissed off PAC rolls to the floor and OC sets up for a dive only for PAC to quickly roll back in the ring and kill him with a Tilt-a-Whirl Backbreaker. PAC puts the boots to OC and then tosses him to the floor where he slams him into the barricade.
PAC slams OC into the ring post. PAC hits a Scoop Slam and then climbs to the top. PAC hits a Missile Dropkick off the top that sends OC flying across the ring. PAC hits a series of kicks capped off with a Thrust Kick. PAC sits a disgusting Liger Bomb but OC still kicks out at two.
PAC lifts OC up to the top rope and hits a Super Brainbuster but pulls OC up before the three-count can be delivered. PAC goes to the top again for the Back Arrow but OC rolls out of the ring. PAC rolls OC back in the ring and then goes back to the top, but Cassidy rolls out again.
PAC rolls OC in again but this time OC just keeps rolling to the other side. PAC intercepts him, so Cassidy rolls the other way and through each moment it’s pissing PAC off further. Suddenly Cassidy gets to his feet and hits a Tope Suicida followed by a Flying Cross Body and then an insane Tornado DDT! 1…2…NO PAC kicks out!
PAC gets back to his feet and sends OC’s head into the upper deck with a Lariat! PAC delivers a big Forearm Smash that seems to wake OC up. OC ducks a Lariat attempt and hits a Superman Punch! OC hits a Slumdog Millionaire and then goes to the top!
PAC sweeps the legs out from under OC and climbs up with OC. PAC goes for a Tombstone off the top but OC blocks it and counters into a Super Tornado DDT! OC climbs back up and dives off with a Diving Spike DDT! PAC uses OC’s own move against him by simply rolling out of the ring.
Trent catches PAC and tosses him back in where OC hits the Air Raid Crash! 1…2…NO PAC kicks out! The Lucha Brothers run out and kill Trent! Taylor hits a Somersault Plancha onto Pentagon and Fenix. They all fight to the back, but in the ring PAC locks in the Brutalizer and OC taps.
Winner: PAC via submission (Brutalizer)
I'm one of the people that just simply has never "got" Orange Cassidy. It's silly and not my cup of tea… but good lord when he gets going OC is insanely good. They played up the silliness but didn't go overboard and PAC still looks like the evil bastard he is. #AEWRevolution
— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) March 1, 2020
AEW World Heavyweight Championship
“Le Champion” Chris Jericho (c) w/PNP vs. “Zero F’s Given” Jon Moxley
A choir performs Jericho’s theme to bring him out. As the bell rings, they both explode and exchange rights. Moxley clotheslines Jericho over the top to the floor and then follows him out. Moxley clotheslines Jericho from behind and then tosses him into the crowd.
Moxley gets in Ortiz’s face which allows Jericho to throw a beer in Moxley’s face. Jericho hits Moxley with a barricade or something, which causes Excalibur to question whether Jericho is attempting to get disqualified. Moxley and Jericho brawl up the steps.
Jericho grabs a camera and films Moxley before kicking him again. Jericho picks up a barricade and throws it at Moxley! Moxley dives off the ramp onto Jericho and then throws him onto the ramp. Moxley knocks Jericho off the ramp and then dives onto him.
Moxley bites Jericho’s stitches! Aubrey Edwards screams at them that she is going to stop the match I they don’t get it back in the ring. Jericho throws Moxley into the ring post and his head is busted open. Jericho Powerbombs Moxley onto the timekeeper’s table!
In the ring, Jericho slaps Moxley repeatedly and dives off the top with a Flying Axe Handle. Jericho hangs Moxley up in the ropes and Catapults him throat-first into the bottom rope. Jericho whips Moxley into the corner chest-first and then he starts scraping his boot across the good eye of Mox.
Jericho tosses Moxley to the floor and distracts Aubrey as PNP put the boots to him. Moxley fights back with forearms but Jericho whips him into the ring steps. Jericho hangs Moxley up on the top rope and then hits a Sliding Dropkick for a nearfall.
Jericho hits a Running Clothesline in the corner and lifts him up to the top rope. Jericho attempts a Superplex but Moxley blocks it and tosses Jericho off. Moxley hits a Flying Clothesline off the top rope but both men are down now.
They exchange rights with each other until Moxley gains the advantage with a series of forearms. Moxley whips Jericho into the corner and hits a series of clotheslines. Moxley goes to the top and dives off with a Missile Dropkick, but Jericho catches him and goes for a Liontamer.
Moxley counters it into a Heel Hook but Jericho is able to grab the ropes and then pull himself out to the floor. Moxley hits a Tope Suicida onto Jericho on the floor. Moxley tosses Jericho back into the ring and then catches Jericho with a Jawbreaker onto the top rope as Jericho went for his Springboard Dropkick.
Moxley hits a Flying Knee for a nearfall. Moxley goes for the Paradigm Shift but Santana climbs up to, so Moxley knocks him off. Jericho distracts Aubrey and Ortiz hits Moxley with his slap jack. Jericho hits the Lionsault for a nearfall.
Jericho clotheslines Moxley and attempts the Codebreaker, but Moxley blocks it and goes for the Paradigm Shift. Jericho counters into another attempt at the Liontamer, but Moxley counters into his own Boston Crab! Jericho fights it and almost gets to the ropes but Moxley pulls him back to the center of the ring.
Hager runs down and Moxley intercepts him before he can do anything and knocks him off the ramp. Jericho hits Moxley with the Codebreaker! 1…2…NO Moxley kicks out! Jericho puts Moxley in the Walls of Jericho. Moxley manages to get to the ropes to break the hold.
Jericho shoves the referee several times but then Moxley catches him with a Back Suplex and then a Lariat! Hager catches Moxley with a right hand and Aubrey saw it. Instead of disqualifying Jericho she ejects Inner Circle from ringside!
As Aubrey is dealing with PNP and Hager, Sammy Guevara runs out and blasts Moxley with the World Title and then escapes through the crowd. Jericho manages to crawl over and pin Moxley but he kicks out at two!
Jericho and Moxley exchange slaps and forearms and then Moxley goes for the Paradigm Shift, but Moxley rakes the good eye of Moxley. Jericho hits a Big Boot to that eye, too. Moxley sells it like he can’t see anymore as he swings wildly.
Jericho pulls his knee pad down and hits a Flying Knee Drop off the top. Jericho goes for the Judas Effect but Moxley avoids it and hits a Paradigm Shift! Moxley is unable to make a pin as he can’t see. Moxley pulls the patch off his eye and suggests that his eye was fine. Moxley hits a Paradigm Shift again! 1…2…3! NEW CHAMP!
Winner & NEW World Champ: Moxley via pinfall (Paradigm Shift)
That was a good main event and they both worked hard but I don't think it lived up to my expectation. There was a lot of window dressing there and a bit over-booked. I do think it was time for Jericho to drop the belt, though. #AEWRevolution
— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) March 1, 2020
After the match, Moxley grabs a microphone and says it has been one hell of a year and a long road for him. He says he didn’t win the title and it doesn’t belong to him. He says that the title, just like AEW itself, it belongs to the fans because it is the fans that drive AEW.
Moxley says that a year ago they said they would bring pro wrestling back to the people and that is exactly what they have done. He says this win is for all of the fans that have stuck with him through the good and the bad. “I don’t have words to express the gratitude I have for the AEW family and the most important part of the AEW family is you,” he says.
Moxley says that he won’t hide behind the belt and he will take on anyone at any place.