AEW DYNAMITE Results January 22, 2020
Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE was broadcast from The Ship of Jericho as part of Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea: Part Deux!
Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and Jim Ross were the broadcast team for tonight’s event.
Our first match of the night was for the AEW World Tag Team Championship with SCU (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) defending their titles against “Hangman” Adam Page and Kenny Omega!
It was immediately noticeable that Page and Omega came to the ring individually, despite being a team tonight. All four competitors had their game faces on, knowing exactly what was at stake. The crowd chanted “Cowboy S—t!” as Page and Kazarian kicked things off. Kazarian took down Page with a side headlock. Kazarian unleashed a mean lariat on Page.
Sky was tagged in, and Page begrudgingly made the tag to his own partner, Kenny Omega. Omega repeatedly drove the point of his elbow into Sky’s arm, and then he planted Sky with a Kotaro Crusher! Page was tagged in and knocked Kazarian off the ring apron, isolating Sky, and then working him over.
Sky was able to make the tag to Kazarian, and the champs used teamwork for a quick flurry of offense on Page. “SCU is very well prepared,” said Jim Ross.
Omega saved Page from a pin fall, but the tag team clinic on display from SCU continued. Kazarian used a backstabber on Page. Finally Omega was the legal man, hitting a huracarana on Kazarian, then a fisherman’s buster on Sky! Omega used a buckle bomb and a power bomb on Scorpio Sky for a near fall. Omega pulled out a V-trigger on Sky, but Sky was able to fight off the “One-Winged Angel” attempted by Omega! Page jumped for the buckshot lariat, missing Sky, and inadvertently connecting with Omega! Sky covered Omega for a two count.
Omega used a snapdragon suplex on Sky, and then drilled Kazarian with a tiger driver! Sky intercepted Omega’s V-trigger attempt on Kazarian, and they hit the “SCU Later,” but Page was able to break it up! Hangman spiked Kazarian with a spine buster, and then used the buckshot lariat on Sky, and then one on Kazarian for the three-count!
The winners, and neeeeeeeeew AEW world tag champs, “Hangman” Adam Page and Kenny Omega!
Nick and Matt Jackson, the Young Bucks, came down the ramp to congratulate the new champs. Page didn’t want to celebrate with the Elite, instead going into the crowd for a beer. Page was bodysurfed by the fans from the ringside area back to the ramp entrance!
The next match of the evening was Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. facing “Hell’s Favorite Harlot” Priscilla Kelly!
Britt grounded Priscilla with a headlock, then rolled her up for a two count. Priscilla fought back, but Britt pulled her opponent’s hair. The Doctor then connected with a sling blade on Priscilla. Britt applied “the lockjaw,” forcing Priscilla Kelly to submit!
Tony Schiavone interviewed Britt Baker in the ring. Schiavone described Britt’s win as “questionable.” Britt Baker then barraged Tony with insults, and she referred to herself as a role model. Baker said to the crowd that they shouldn’t hate her for being beautiful. Baker said, “I’m smart, I’m educated, I’m brilliant, and I’m a dentist.”
This was followed by the Inner Circle (Le Champion Chris Jericho and Santana & Ortiz, accompanied by Jake Hager) versus Jurassic Express (Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy, and Marko Stunt)!
The fans sang along to Jericho’s entrance theme. Jungle Boy took it right to Jericho with a high dropkick. Jericho quickly tagged out to Ortiz. Jungle Boy took Ortiz off his feet with another dropkick. Marko Stunt jumped off the top of Luchasaurus’ shoulders for a splash on Santana, but ref Aubrey Edwards missed the tag. Luchasaurus knocked down Santana with a massive dino boot!
Santana took Jungle Boy to a bad part of town, pushing him into the corner of the Inner Circle, who sneaked in some shots to the disoriented Jungle Boy. Jericho stood on Jungle Boy’s hair on pulled upwards. Jericho connected with a stiff clothesline and then tagged in Santana. Jungle Boy was crunched by Santana’s backbreaker. Jericho smelled blood in the water, and Santana tagged in the leader of the Inner Circle.
Jericho placed Jungle Boy on the top turnbuckle and attempted a superplex, but Jungle Boy locked in his feet and pushed Le Champion to the mat! Santana and Ortiz ran in to double team Jungle Boy and save Jericho from the pin.
Jungle Boy unleashed fiery forearms and punches on Ortiz, and then a reverse huracarana. Luchasaurus was tagged in and cleaned house with kicks to the Inner Circle members! Luchasaurus hit double choke slams on Jericho and Ortiz, and nearly pinned Chris Jericho. Hager confronted Luchasaurus, and the two brawled to the back!
Meanwhile, back in the ring, Marko got a near fall on Jericho with a 450 splash! He rolled up Jericho, but Le Champion powered out, finishing things off for his Inner Circle with his patented Judas Effect!
In a singles bout, it was Maxwell Jacob Friedman against “the Bad Boy” Joey Janela!
Wardlow was not present, as he is back home training for his upcoming cage match with “the American Nightmare” Cody.
Janela was sporting braided hair for the cruise. MJF and Janela traded some very technical maneuvers in the opening moments of the match, but it quickly broke down when MJF poked Janela in the eyes.
MJF used ref Aubrey Edwards as a shield, and then once she was out of the way, began stomping Janela. MJF wrapped leg scissors around Janela’s midsection in an attempt to wear down the winded “Bad Boy.”
Janela hit a superplex on MJF, who somehow was able to kick out at two. Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford showed up on the ramp and began kissing. Their P.D.A distracted Janela. MJF capitalized with the “Double Cross” to claim victory over Janela.
“Cut my music! You people love me, huh?” said MJF. “Cody, I am a chapter, and I’m the last g—damn one!” yelled MJF, referring to Cody’s comments from last week.
“The American Nightmare” Cody’s music blasted! Cody confidently strolled down to the ring, and MJF freaked out.
Cody entered the ring and got right in MJF’s face. “Stop right there,” said MJF. “There’s a reason Wardlow isn’t here. You can’t touch me, Cody, can you? No matter what I say, no matter what I do, you can’t lay a finger on me.” MJF feigned giving the microphone to Cody, and as Cody went for it, MJF dropped it to the mat.
“I can’t touch you, Max, but they can.” Max turned around on the ramp and was greeted by stereo superkicks from the Young Bucks. The Bucks proceeded to toss MJF right into the pool!
Tony Schiavone was on the deck to interview Kenny Omega and “Hangman” Adam Page about their title victory.
“I said I was gonna whoop both their asses, and I whooped both their asses,” said Page. Omega promised PAC that he’d get his rubber match, but the tag titles are his priority at the moment. The Bucks were there to congratulate the new champs, and Page quipped, “I’m surprised we won these things before you guys did!”
From the commentary table, Jim Ross asked, “Was that a dig from ‘Hangman’ Adam Page?”
Le Champion Chris Jericho joined Jim Ross and Excalibur at the broadcast booth, who stated he was there because he wanted to see the #1 Contender’s Match up close.
The main event tonight was a #1 Contender’s Match with “the Bastard” PAC facing Jon Moxley!
Moxley’s eye was bandaged, since being nearly blinded last week by Chris Jericho and the spike from Jericho’s leather jacket. Mox took PAC off his feet with a shoulder tackle, and then dished out wicked chops. This was all to set up PAC for a release German suplex! A cunning PAC capitalized on Mox’s blind spot, hitting him square in the damaged eye.
PAC used stiff cross face shots on Mox’s injured eye. Moxley relied on instinct and began brawling with PAC through the crowd, from the balcony down the stairs to the floor!
Back in the ring, PAC and Mox were trading strikes, and PAC halted Mox with a spin kick. PAC followed up with a jawbreaker and then worked on Mox’s eye again. PAC and Mox were on the top rope where Mox fought his way free, forcing PAC to come crashing down. Mox went for an elbow drop but PAC pulled up a knee, and then put Mox in “the Brutalizer.” Mox escaped, but PAC cranked out Kawada-style kicks to Mox’s eye!
PAC went up top for the Black Arrow, but this time Mox managed to raise his knees for a near fall! PAC used a reverse German suplex to escape a sleeper from Mox. PAC headed up top again, and Mox rolled out of the way of PAC’s Black Arrow!
Mox planted PAC with a DDT for a near fall! Both men were exhausted and fighting on fumes at this point. Mox climbed to the top, but PAC met him up there and superplexed Mox!
PAC applied “the Brutalizer” in the center of the ring, with seemingly nowhere for Mox to go. PAC stretched Mox back, but Mox extended his legs, his boot touching the ropes to force a ref break.
PAC ripped off Mox’s eye bandages out of frustration. This only amped up Moxley, who used a DDT, and then a “Paradigm Shift” on PAC for the victory!
Jon Moxley has become the #1 Contender for Jericho’s championship at REVOLUTION on February 29th!
Tune in next week on January 29th, as AEW DYNAMITE is broadcast on TNT from the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH!