AEW Dynamite aired from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. Kenny Omega & Hangman Page put their AEW Tag Team Championships on the line against the Natural Nightmares. Le Sex Gods battled Best Friends to determine the #1 contenders for the tag titles.
Dynamite Results (6/17)
- Hangman Page & Kenny Omega def. Natural Nightmares to retain the AEW Tag Team Championships
- Abadon def. Anna Jay
- MJF def. Billy
- Cody def. Ricky Starks to retain the TNT Championship
- Young Bucks def. Superbad Squad
- Best Friends def. Le Sex Gods & will face Omega & Page at Fyter Fest for the AEW Tag Team Championships
Here are 6 takeaways from this week’s show:
Hangman Page & Kenny Omega Retained
Hangman Page and Kenny Omega defended the AEW Tag Team Championships against the Natural Nightmares (Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall). Brandi Rhodes accompanied the Natural Nightmares to the ring.
Match Recap: Omega and Dustin started it off by locking up in the middle of the ring. Omega hit Rhodes with a chop and went for One Winged Angel but Dustin escaped. Rhodes hit a Hurricanrana off the second rope and regrouped in the corner of the ring after Omega accidentally caught him with a headbutt to the face.
Hangman Page and QT Marshall tagged in and locked up in the middle of the ring. QT took control and leveled Page with a Dropkick. Hangman popped up and leveled Marshall with a boot to the face. Omega tagged in and QT beat him down in the corner.
Dustin tagged back in and planted Kenny with a Suplex. QT tagged in and continued to beat Omega down as Britt Baker passed Tony Schiavone notes at the announce desk. Dustin planted Omega with a Back Body Drop but Kenny battled back with an elbow to the face. Kenny connected with a Kotaro Crusher and finally got to the corner to tag in Hangman.
Page hit QT with a Fallaway Slam and then delivered a Crossbody to Rhodes outside the ring. Back in the ring, Hangman connected with a Lariat and went for the cover but Marshall kicked out at two. Omega tagged in and hit a Moonsault off the middle rope for another near fall.
Hangman tagged in and walked into a right hand from QT. Marshall followed it up with an Enziguri and both men fell to the canvas. Rhodes and Omega tagged in and Dustin hit an Atomic Drop. Rhodes followed it up with a Bulldog and then a Powerslam. Hangman hopped in the ring and Rhodes greeted him with a Powerslam.
Rhodes climbed to the top rope and flipped onto both Page and Omega. Rhodes threw the champs to the outside and tagged in QT. Dustin hit another Senton off the apron as Marshall hit the QT Special onto Omega outside the ring. Back in the ring, QT went for a Diamond Cutter but Omega countered with a Snap Dragon Suplex.
Dustin got in the ring and hit Kenny with a Destroyer. Omega leveled Rhodes with a Clothesline but turned around into a Diamond Cutter from QT. Allie came down to the entrance ramp to try and encourage QT. Marshall went for a Moonsault off the top rope but Omega got out of the way.
Hangman tagged in and hit a German Suplex but Dustin broke up the cover. Omega tagged in as Hangman hit QT with a Powerbomb. Omega hit QT with a V-Trigger to the back of his head but Marshall kicked out at the last moment. Hangman and Omega hit the Last Call on QT for the pinfall victory. Hangman Page and Kenny Omega are still the AEW Tag Team Champions.
Abadon Dominated Anna Jay
Anna Jay squared off against Abadon tonight on Dynamite. Abadon crawled her way to the ring in a bizarre entrance.
Abadon completely dominated the match and defeated Anna Jay with ease. After the match, Dark Order’s music hit and Brodie Lee led them to the entrance ramp.
Stu Grayson and Evil Uno approached Colt Cabana with an envelop and Cabana read it as Brodie nodded his head. Dark Order helped Anna Jay out of the ring and Brodie shook her hand. Dark Order helped Anna Jay to the back to end the segment.
MJF Used The Dynamite Diamond Ring To Defeat Billy
Billy faced MJF tonight on Dynamite.
Match Recap: Billy controlled the action early and MJF retreated backstage. Billy chased after him and brought MJF back to the ring by carrying him over his shoulder. MJF hit a Neckbreaker over the ropes but Billy no sold it. MJF posed as if he had won and Billy got back in the ring behind him.
MJF hit Billy with a chop block and then stomped on his knee several times as Dynamite went to a break. When Dynamite returned, Billy tripped up MJF and slammed him into the second turnbuckle. Billy planted MJF with a Tilt-a-Whirl Slam and hobbled to the ropes.
Billy went for a knee strike and wound up crashing into the turnbuckle. MJF locked in a Calf Crusher and used the ropes for leverage but referee Aubrey Edwards caught him.
Wardlow hopped on the apron and distracted Billy. Wardlow threw the Dynamite Diamond ring to MJF before Billy knocked him off the apron. MJF put the ring on and punched Billy in the face for the victory. MJF is still undefeated in 2020. After the match, Jurassic Express hopped over the barricade and attacked Wardlow & MJF. A massive brawl broke out until the locker room and AEW officials broke it up.
Cody Defeated Ricky Starks To Retain The TNT Championship
Cody came down to the ring with Arn Anderson. Arn said that with age comes maturity and wisdom. Arn said Cody’s opponent tonight is someone that he can get better against. It was then revealed that Cody’s opponent tonight will be former NWA World Television Champion Ricky Starks. Jake Hager was shown watching the match backstage.
Match Recap: Starks controlled the action early and beat Cody down in the corner. Cody battled back with a Dropkick and knocked Starks out of the ring. Cody connected with a Suicide Dive as Hager watched on from backstage.
Back in the ring, Starks sent Cody into the bottom rope ribs first and unloaded some punches to his face. Arn Anderson shoved Cody out of harms way and traded some words with Starks.
Ricky planted Cody with a DDT and went for the cover but Cody kicked out at two. Starks went for another DDT but Cody escaped and hit a Powerslam for a near fall. Ricky battled back and connected with a Superplex.
Starks knocked Cody out of the ring with a Crossbody. Back in the ring, Cody went for the Disaster Kick but Starks got out of the way and hit a Spear for a two count. Cody and Starks traded roll-up attempts before Cody hit Cross Rhodes for the pinfall victory. Cody is still the TNT Champion.
Young Bucks Picked Up A Win
Young Bucks faced Jimmy Havoc and Kip Sabian tonight on Dynamite.
Match Recap: Havoc and Sabian targeted Matt Jackson’s injured ribs throughout the match. Butcher and Blade came down to the ringside area and FTR came down as well.
Havoc and Sabian isolated Matt in the corner of the ring and took turns beating him down. Jimmy poked Matt in the eye while the referee was distraction and rolled Matt up for a two count.
Kip tagged in and went for a Hurricanrana but Matt caught him and hit a Powerbomb off the top rope. Nick finally got the tag and unloaded a flurry of kicks to Kip and Havoc. Nick hit Havoc with a Crossbody and then locked in a Sharpshooter on Sabian in the middle of the ring.
Sabian reached for the bottom rope but Matt hit him with an Elbow Drop. Havoc hopped on the apron with a mallet and the referee was distracted. Penelope Ford hit Nick from behind to break up the Sharpshooter.
Kip connected with a DDT and went for the cover but Nick kicked out at two. Nick hit Sabian with a Superkick and tagged Matt in. Havoc tagged in as well and Matt hit him with two Northern Lights Suplexes. Nick tagged in and hit a Moonsault for a near fall.
FTR and Butcher & Blade started arguing ringside and Nick got distracted. Havoc knocked him out of the ring and tagged in Sabian. Kip hit Matt with a Double Stomp and went for the cover but Nick broke it up. Matt hit Sabian & Havoc with a double Northern Lights Suplex.
Nick tagged back in and Young Bucks hit Superbad Squad with a Superkick. Young Bucks then booted Sabian in the face for the pinfall victory. After the match, Butcher and Blade and FTR got in the ring for a brawl. FTR hit Butcher with Goodnight Express. Young Bucks and FTR then hit Butcher and Blade with Mindbusters and had a stare down to end the segment.
Best Friends Will Challenge For The Tag Titles At Fyter Fest
Le Sex Gods (Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara) squared off against Best Friends (Trent & Chuck Taylor) to determine the #1 contenders for the AEW Tag Team Championships. Best Friends were already #1 contenders but put their title shot on the line to get their hands on Inner Circle after they brutally beat Orange Cassidy down last week. Matt Hardy joined commentary for the match.
Match Recap: Best Friends dominated early and beat Le Sex Gods down outside the ring. The action returned to the ring and Chuck hit Sammy with a Neckbreaker for a two count. Jericho tagged in and hit Taylor with a Dropkick for another two count.
Jericho leveled Chuck with a shoulder tackle and went for the Lionsault but Taylor got out of the way. Sammy and Trent tagged in and Trent lit up Sammy with a couple chops. Sammy went for a Splash but Trent got out of the way and hit Guevara with another chop.
Trent hit Sammy with a Suplex and then delivered a Dropkick to Jericho outside the ring. Jericho grabbed Floyd the bat and hit Trent in the midsection as Dynamite went to a commercial break.
When Dynamite returned, Le Sex Gods were still in control and had Trent isolated in the ring. Trent battled back and stomped Sammy to the canvas. Chuck tagged in and knocked Jericho off the apron.
Taylor hit Sammy with a Falcon Arrow and went for the cover but Guevara kicked out at two. Chuck climbed to the top rope and went for a Moonsault but Sammy got out of the way. Taylor landed on his feet and hit a Powerbomb but Jericho broke up the cover.
Trent went for a DDT but Jericho blocked it. Sammy hit Taylor with a Suicide Dive as Jericho applied the Liontamer to Trent in the middle of the ring. Trent battled through the pain and reached the bottom rope to break the hold.
Sammy tagged in and walked into a massive Clothesline. Trent went for the cover but Jericho broke it up at two. Jericho raked Trent’s eyes and Sammy rolled him up for a near fall. Chuck Taylor sent Jericho into the barricade outside the ring and grabbed a steel chair.
The referee ripped the chair away from Chuck and Jericho capitalized by sending Taylor over the barricade. Sammy hit Trent with the bat again and followed it up with a Shooting Star Press for a near fall. The cameraman tripped Sammy and Trent hit him with Piledriver for the pinfall victory.
The cameraman was revealed to be Orange Cassidy and he hopped in the ring with Jericho. Cassidy tacked Jericho and unloaded a flurry of punches to Jericho’s head. Orange Cassidy knocked Jericho out of the ring with a massive Superman Punch to end the show. Kenny Omega & Hangman Page will defend the AEW Tag Team Championships against Best Friends at Fyter Fest. It was also announced that Chris Jericho will face Orange Cassidy at Fyter Fest as well.
Opinion: This week’s episode of Dynamite was a very good show. Abadon immediately made an impact with her unique character and there were several great tag team matches on this week’s episode. I thought Cody and Ricky Starks had the match of the night. The card for Fyter Fest is coming together well and I’m looking forward to the event on July 1st and July 8th.