AEW Dynamite “Brodie Lee: Celebration of Life” Results
December 30, 2020
Jacksonville, Florida (Daily’s Place)
Results by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
RIP Brodie Lee. I don’t really have the words to express my sorrow to Lee’s family and friends. As a wrestling fan for more than 20 years, myself and those of my age and older have unfortunately seen many of the wrestlers we’re fans of die prematurely and it never gets easier. Tonight is all about paying tribute to The Exalted One.
The entire roster is standing on the stage as we open up. Brodie Lee’s family is also there. A 10-bell salute to honor Lee tolls as his wife is shown in tears. A video tribute from Jon Moxley then airs. He says that he has never had more trouble to come up with words than right now. He says that the outpouring of love that Brodie Lee and his family has received tells everything you need to know about Lee. He says that he brought joy to the world around him and Moxley says that he had the privledge to spend a decade with Brodie from armories to big arenas.
Moxley gets emotional talking about Brodie and says that 2020 was tough but nothing has been more tough than dealing with the death of Brodie Lee. He says the only good that is coming from this is seeing that wrestling truly is a community as the entire wrestling world comes together to honor and pay tribute to this person that we all love. Moxley says he wants Brodie Lee’s legacy to inspire every single person to strive to be a better person every day. “I love you brother and I will never forget you,” Moxley says in closing.
The Young Bucks & Colt Cabana w/The Dark Order vs. The Hardy Party (Marq Quen, Isaiah Kassidy & Matt Hardy)
The Bucks wear a Brodie Lee shirt to the ring and Cabana is holding back tears to the ring as Excalibur explains Cabana and Lee’s relationship that dates back more than 10 years. The entire Dark Order accompanied Cabana to the ring, as well. Cabana Gut Busts Kassidy onto Nick’s knee and then they all hit Triple Dropkicks to Hardy and Quen to the floor. Nick hits a Somersault Plancha over his brother onto Private Party and Cabana on the floor. Cabana breaks out the Asai Moonsault to the floor, as well!
As Nick Jackson tags Private Party takes him down in their corner and Matt Hardy tags in. Hardy goes for a Splash Mountain out of the corner but Matt Jackson tags his brother and Superkicks him to break it up. Matt Jackson and Nick hit dropkicks to Quen as he tags in and then knock Hardy and Kassidy to the floor. Hardy trips Matt Jackson and drags him to the floor but he fights Hardy off and then Spears Kassidy only to eat a Tornillo from Quen.
Quen hits a Suplex and tags Kassidy into the match. Private Party and Hardy beat Matt Jackson down in their corner for several minutes. Quen hits an Atomic Drop on Matt followed by an Enziguri from Kassidy. Hardy hits a Diving Atomic Drop on Matt Jackson as they continue to make quick tags and beat the Jackson brother down. The Hardy Party hits a series of clotheslines on Matt in the corner but Matt manages to get his boot up on Hardy and then connects with a Diving Cross Body off the middle rope for a nearfall.
Jackson tries to tag out but Hardy cuts him off and hits the Side Effect for a nearfall. Matt Jackson fakes a Superkick and then hits Hardy with a Twist of Fate. He makes the hot tag to Cabana and Hardy tags Quen. Cabana hits a Springboard Quebrada on Private Party and then the crowd goes nuts as he hits the Atomic Elbow on Kassidy. Cabana hits a Spinning Headscissors on Quen and then the Flying Apple on Kassidy for a nearfall!
Cabana goes to tag Matt Jackson but Hardy slams him into the apron. Kassidy goes for a Crucifix but Cabana blocks it only for Hardy to stun him allowing Kassidy to get a nearfall. Quen tags in and hits a Frog Splash on Cabana for another nearfall. Matt Hardy hits a Scoop Slam and Quen goes to the top but Cabana kicks hardy into him. Nick Superkicks Hardy and then hits a Superrana on Quen off the top. Cabana tags Nick and he is a house afire.
Nick sets up for a dive but Matt Hardy trips him and then trips Cabana and tosses him into the crowd. Nick hits as Slingshot X-Factor on Quen and then connects with an Asai Moonsault onto Hardy on the floor. Nick goes up top but Private Party hit Gin & Juice! Hardy hits the Twist of Fate! Kassidy hits a Swanton Bomb and then Quen hits a Shooting Star Press! 1…2…NO Cabana breaks it up!
Matt wants to hit Nick with a chair but Quen refuses to do it. Cabana tags Nick and nails Hardy and then connects with a Bionic Elbow on Quen. Kassidy Enziguris Cabana and then lifts him up top but The Bucks Superkick Quen and Cabana hits the Chicgao Skyline on Kassidy off the top! The Bucks hit the Indy Taker on Quen and Cabana pins him with the Superman!
Winners: The Bucks & Cabana via pinfall (Superman Pin)
The Acclaimed come out but before they can really say anything SCU attack them from behind and the Bucks hit a Superkick Party. Cabana then hits the Bionic Elbow on both of them before holding up the Dark Order sign. Excalibur points out that this is the first time Cabana has actually held up the Dark Order sign.
Darby Allin pays tribute to Brodie Lee with his own testimonial. He says that he didn’t meet Brodie until he came to AEW and he says that when he got there he said that he wanted to wrestle him immediately. He says that Brodie had no ego and he wanted to help elevate the entire roster. Allin says that Lee was willing to share all of the knowledge he had with the young guys. “He was the man by far, the No. 1 guy I wish I could have wrestled,” Allin says.
“The MurderHawk Monster” Lance Archer & The Dark Order (Stu Grayson & Evil Uno) & Jake Roberts vs. Eddie Kingston, The Butcher & The Blade w/Allie
“Brodie, I love you and I miss you and this is for you,” Kingston says. “But the Dark Order is nothing without him and we are going to prove that tonight!” Evil Uno jumps Kingston and they beat him down with the Dark Order capping it off with a Suplex of Archer onto Uno. Butcher and Blade get the advantage double teaming Grayson in their corner.
Roberts trips Blade and Uno hits him with a Stunner allowing Grayson to hit the Black Hole Slam on Blade in tribute of Brodie.
Uno and Kingston slap the piss out of each other and Uno hits a Half Dragon Suplex. Uno tags Archer and Blade tags in, as well. Archer lays out the other team and then destroys Blade with a Chokeslam. Archer goes for another Chokeslam but Blade blocks it only to eat an elbow. Archer hits a Running Back Elbow in the corner.
Archer puts Blade in a Wristlock and walks the ropes before hitting a Quebrada on Blade! Butcher comes in but eats a Pounce from Archer! Grayson and Uno hit an Assisted STO on Blade followed by a Frog Splash off the top from Archer for a nearfall.
Butcher knocks Archer to the floor and then throws Grayson into a GTS from Blade and Kingston hits a DDT for a nearfall. Grayson comes back with a Pele Kick on Butcher and then tags Archer. Archer hits a Flying Cross Body on Butcher and then goes for Blackout on Blade, but Kingston cuts him off. Archer lays Kingston out and then goes to the floor to continue to beat him down. Grayson hits a Diving DDT over the top rope onto Butcher on the apron. Dark Order hits the Fatality on Blade for the pin!
Winners: Dark Order & Archer via pinfall (Fatality)
Brodie Lee Jr. – wearing an Evil Uno mask – is shown watching at ringside. Dark Order and Archer beat Kingston down after the match and Roberts even hits a clothesline to a big pop.
A video tribute from FTR, Cabana and others is shown. Pictures of Brodie with his family are shown as they talk. They all talk about how much of a family man Brodie was and how much he loved his family.
“Hangman” Adam Page & The Beaver Boys w/The Dark Order vs. The Inner Circle (MJF, Santana & Ortiz) w/Wardlow, Jake Hager & Sammy Guevara
John Silver wears his replica of Brodie Lee’s tights that Lee had previously had made for Silver for an episode of Being the Elite. MJF has the Puerto Rican flag on his tights. Page has a purple bandana hanging out of his pockets. MJF actually yells at Brodie Lee Jr. at ringside and Tony Schiavone calls him the biggest asshole in the business.
Silver and Ortiz show off some fast paced offense early but Santana tags in and hits a gorgeous Springboard Cross Body followed by a Pump Kick. Silver tags Reynolds and he hits a Sunset Flip for a nearfall followed by a Corkscrew Flying Elbow. Reynolds springs to the top but Santana crotches him and then hits a Leaping Neckbreaker.
Santana hits the Locomotion Suplexes Reynolds and then Ortiz tags himself in and hits a Suplex of his own for a nearfall. MJF and PNP make quick tags as they work Reynolds over in their corner. Reynolds backdrops Ortiz and tags Page. Page hits a series of clotheslines on MJF and Ortiz. He hits a Springboard Clothesline on Santana and then a Fall Away Slam on MJF. Page hits a Slingshot Plancha onto Santana on the floor and then a big Lariat to MJF in the ring.
Page sets up for the Buckshot Lariat but MJF rolls out to the floor. PNP hit a triple team move on Page along with MJF.
MJF slams Page and goes to the top and flips off Brodie Lee Jr. before diving off into a Big Boot from Page. Santana and Silver tag in and Silver goes nuts. Silver hits a backdrop on MJF and connects with clotheslines to PNP in the corner. Silver tosses Santana into Ortiz and then Johnny Hungy hits an Enziguri to Santana sending him to the floor. Silver hits a Flying Cross Body on Ortiz off the top and then a Liger Bomb for a nearfall.
Santana comes in and hits a Rolling Cutter on Silver but Reynolds hits a Stomp on Santana only to eat a Spinebuster from Ortiz. MJF knocks Page to the floor but then eats an American Destroyer from Silver! Silver hits a Tope Suicida onto Santana on the floor! MJF kicks Silver and this the Heat Seeker! Ortiz hits a Liger Bomb and then Santana kicks Silver for a nearfall until Reynolds broke it up.
Wardlow climbs in the ring and destroys Reynolds with a Lariat as the referee is distracted by MJF! ERIK ROWAN HITS THE RING! ROWAN destroys Wardlow with a Clothesline and drags him to the back! Silver and Reynolds connect with strikes on Ortiz. Silver hits a German Suplex and then a Buckshot Lariat from Page! Silver covers Ortiz but MJF puts his foot on the ropes!
MJF pulls Brodie Lee Jr’s mask off and spits on it, so Brodie Jr. brains his ass with a kendo stick! Page hits a Plancha onto MJF on the outside! Ortiz is left all along in the ring and Silver hits Brodie’s Discus Lariat for the pin!
Winners: Beaver Boys & Page via pinfall (Discus Lariat)
Reynolds and Page hug an emotional Silver who completely breaks down crying after the match. Erik Rowan comes back out holding a sign that reads “Goodbye for now my brother, see you down the road.”
Eddie Kingston pays tribute to Brodie Lee and says he’ll miss busting Brodie’s balls and he’ll miss Brodie believing in him when he didn’t believe in himself. Kingston starts crying as he says he will tell Brodie Jr. that his father will never be gone as long as he remembers everything he taught him.
Tay Conti & Anna Jay vs. Penelope Ford & Britt Baker w/Rebel, Kip Sabian & Miro
Anna Jay and Baker start off against one another. Baker puts Jay in a Butterfly Submission but Jay fights out and puts Baker in a headlock. Baker counters with an armdrag and gets a nearfall before putting Jay in a Hammerlock. Jay counters into a headlock and then she runs over Baker with a shoulder block. Jay tries to put Baker in the Queen Slayer but Baker escapes and tags Ford.
Jay hits an STO on Ford and then hits a Running Elbow before tagging in Conti. Conti whips Jay into a clothesline on Ford and then Spears Ford for a nearfall. Conti hits a series of forearms and armdrags. Conti misses a Roundhouse Kick but connects with a Back Kick for a nearfall. Baker kicks Conti from the outside allowing Ford to hit a German Suplex for a nearfall.
Baker tags in and hits a series of Cravate Knees followed by a Butterfly Suplex for a nearfall. Conti rolls to the outside where Rebel puts on the apron so Ford can hit a Diving Knee Drop off the top. Baker gets a nearfall.
Conti and Ford kick each other in the face and Jay and Baker tag in. Jay hits a series of clotheslines and then kicks her legs and connects with a Rolling Neckbreaker. Jay hits a Running Hip Attack followed by a Rolling Kick in the corner. Ford hits Jay with a Backstabber but then walks into a Spinning Side Slam. Baker hits the Slingblade on Conti but eats the Dangerous Jay Kick from Jay. Jay starts getting emotional and Baker attacks her from behind.
Baker hits the Fisherman’s Neckbreaker for two. Baker is tagged by Ford and she hits a Blockbuster off the top for another two. Ford argues with the referee and then goes for the Cartwheel Cutter but falls right into the Queen Slayer! Conti lays Baker out and then trips Rebel off the apron as Ford taps!
Winners: Conti & Jay via submission (Queen Slayer)
Tony Schiavone is called down to the ring by Britt Baker and she whines about a conspiracy theory. She says the match was rigged and calls it a “Big Rig” (Brodie Lee’s old ring name) and winks. Thunder Rosa attacks Baker from behind until referee’s pull them apart.
Chris Jericho pays tribute to Brodie Lee and tells a story about how smart Brodie was. He says he was also one of the best performers he ever worked with. He says that the last six months of his career he got the chance to prove to everyone that he could be a headliner. He also tells a story about one of his dog’s who hates everyone but the first time Brodie came to his house the dog came right over to him and started licking him because even dogs could see how great of a person he was.
“American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes, Pres10 Vance & Orange Cassidy w/Best Friends, Arn Anderson & The Dark Order vs. Team Taz (Brian Cage, Will Hobbs & Ricky Starks) w/Hook & Taz
This match was handpicked by Brodie Lee Jr. as these are some of his favorite wrestlers. Even wearing a mask you could see Vance clearly crying as he comes to the ring. Brodie Jr. is wearing Vances’ mask. Hobbs and Cody start off against each other and Hobbs shows off his power tossing Cody around. Vance and Starks tag in and Vance shows off his power now. Vance hits a Wheelbarrow Suplex off the ropes and Hobbs tags back in. OC tags in and dares OC to do a test of strength but he just sticks his hands in his pockets.
Cage hits a Delayed Vertical Suplex on OC and Starks tags in and goes for a Delayed Vertical Suplex of his own, but OC escapes and hits a Suplex. OC kicks Starks away and makes the hot tag to Cody. Cody hits a series of clotheslines and then a Powerslam for a nearfall. Cody eats a knee from Cage and then Cody and Starks clothesline each other.
Vance tags Cody and hits a Powerslam on Starks and points up to the sky. Vance plants Starks with a Brodie Bomb and then kicks Hobbs off the apron. Vance goes for a Spinebuster but Starks blocks it and Spears Vance in half for two before OC breaks it up. OC goes for Beach Break but Starks blocks it only for OC to come back with the Satellite DDT. Hobbs destroys OC with a Spear and Cody kicks Hobbs.
Cage hits a Flatliner on Cody and goes for a Powerbomb but Vance hits him with a Pump Kick. Starks hits a Tornado DDT on 10 for a two count. Taz grabs a chair but Arn Anderson grabs one of his own and they square off. OC nails Starks with a Superman Punch and then Starks eats the CrossRhodes. 10 hits the Spinebuster on Starks for the pin!
Winners: Vance, Cody & OC via pinfall (Spinebuster)
Taz’s son Hook hits the ring and Suplexes Vance. Team Taz beat down Cody and OC but the lights go dark and Darby Allin appears in the crowd. The lights go out again and this time Sting appears behind Allin in the crowd. Sting and Allin come down to the ring and Team Taz retreats.
Cody Rhodes recites a Samuel Johnson quote, “you can judge a man’s character by how he treats someone who can do him no good” explaining how great of a person Brodie was. Cody says that no wrestler has ever had such a connection with every person he touched and calls him a “beautiful man.” He says he leaves behind a beautiful legacy, which Cody introduces to us now as he brings out Brodie Lee Jr.
Brodie Jr. places his father’s boots in the middle of the ring and Tony Khan presents him with the TNT Championship in honor of the “greatest TNT Champion ever” and says Brodie Jr. is the champion for life.
Dynamite closes with a terrific video tribute to Brodie featuring footage and pictures of his early career and life up to the present. One of the pictures is of Brodie with Bray Wyatt and other pictures with other WWE wrestlers like Big E, Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch.
RIP Brodie Lee.