AEW Dynamite Results
March 25, 2020
Commentary: Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Tony Schiavone
Results by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Tony Schiavone, Cody Rhodes and Kenny Omega welcome us to an empty arena for tonight’s episode and run down tonight’s card.
“American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes (5-2) vs. Jimmy Havoc (3-0)
Havoc and Cody start off with chain wrestling until Cody catches Jimmy with a Sunset Flip for a nearfall. Both men exchange counter rollups and eventually back off and stare each other down. The two shake hands and then Havoc slaps him across the face. Havoc decks Cody with a Forearm Smash and goes for a Ripcord Lariat, but Cody blocks it and hits the Cody Cutter.
Cody locks in the Figure Four but Havoc tries to break it by pulling on Cody’s ear and then pokes him in the eyes to finally break it. Cody tosses Havoc to the floor and follows with a Tope Suicida. Cody tosses Havoc into the stage and then into one of the barricades.
Cody and Havoc brawl onto the stage and Havoc grabs a headset and talks trash before hitting with an Uppercut. Back in the ring, Cody catches Havoc with an Uppercut of his own. Havoc manages to hit Cody with a Japanese Armdrag sending Cody into the turnbuckles twice.
Havoc charges at Cody but backdrops him onto the ramp. Cody drops Havoc down onto the top rope with a Vertical Suplex and then runs down the tunnel like he’s leaving. Cody comes charging back and Muta Lariats Havoc over the top rope back into the ring. Cody delivers a Release Vertical Suplex and goes for the Cody Cutter again, but Havoc catches him in midair with a Fujiwara Armbar!
Cody rolls over and gets his foot on the bottom rope to break the hold. Cody goes for the Crossrhodes but Havoc blocks it and kicks Cody in the arm before putting him in another Armbar. Havoc tries to break the fingers of Cody, but Cody rolls over and gets to the ropes again. Havoc hits a Ripcord Lariat for a nearfall.
Cody crotches Havoc on the top rope as Havoc mounted him. Cody climbs up with Havoc and hits a Reverse Superplex followed by a pair of Crossrhodes for the pin.
Winner: Cody via pifnall (Crossrhodes)
Jake Roberts appears on the giant screen and says that Lance Archer is chomping at the bit to get into the ring. Roberts talks about the formation of AEW and says that they claimed they were going to give what the people wanted, but his phone never rang despite him having the best mind in the business. He says that Lance Archer was in Japan with all of the Elite members and they saw what he was doing there, so they were afraid of him.
Roberts challenges Cody to bring anyone he wants to a meeting and signing something saying Cody will face Archer. He says that’s all he needs is one match.
Darby Allin (2-4) vs. “Super Bad” Kip Sabian (4-4) w/Penelope Ford
Allin gets a quick nearfall to start things off and then locks Sabian in a Side Headlock. Sabain shoves Allin in the ropes and attempts a clothesline but Allin ducks underneath and rolls him up for another nearfall. Sabian kicks Allin in the gut and puts him in a headlock. Allin shoves Sabian in the ropes but eats a shoulder block only for Allin to come back with a beautiful Springboard Lucha Armdrag.
Sabian rolls to the floor but Allin follows him out and throws himself at Sabin only for Sabian to move out of the way causing Allin to crash into the guardrail. Sabian slams Allin into the apron as we head to a break.
Back from the break, Sabian tosses Allin back in the ring after Ford put the boots to him as the referee was distracted. Sabian goes for a DVD but Allin blocks it and hits a charging Sabian with a back elbow. Allin hits a Shotgun Dropkick sending Sabian into the turnbuckles. Allin hits a Running Hip Attack and then the Flipping Stunner for a nearfall.
Sabian runs Allin into the turnbuckles and then trips Allin and wraps him around the ring post stretching Allin. Sabian goes for a Springboard Enziguri but Allin moves and then goes for a Tope Suicida but Ford shoves him out of the way. Allin stops himself, redirects and hits a Tope Suicida onto Sabain on the floor.
Back in the ring, Allin goes for a springboard move but Ford holds his foot. Sabian hits a Springboard Enziguri and then a Hanging Suplex off the ropes for a nearfall. Sabian hits a Pop Up Knee Strike followed by a Spinning Clothesline.
Allin surprises Sabian with the Last Supper (a leg lock into a bridging pin) out of nowhere for the pin.
Winner: Allin via pinfall (Last Supper)
Highlights of Hager in AEW and Bellator are shown before he makes his way to the ring.
“The Big Hurt” Jake Hager (2-0) vs. Chico Adams (0-0)
Hager immediately attacks Adams and slams him into the ring post before hitting the Vader Bomb. Hager goes for a Powerslam but Adams blocks it and connects with a Splash in the corner. Adams eats a Uranage Suplex and Hager locks in the Arm Triangle and Adams passes out.
Winner: Hager via KO (Arm Triangle)
Moxley hits the ring and hits Hager with the Paradigm Shift! Hager recovers and trips Moxley and locks in the Patriot Lock. Moxley rolls through sending Hager to the floor.
Backstage Moxley says he told Inner Circle better check their blind spot. He says that he is cleared and he’s out for blood. Moxley says that Hager walked away tonight but when this thing comes to a head Hager won’t walk away at all. He says that he will be carted out on a stretcher or Moxley will die trying.
The Exalted One’s reveal last week is shown.
A pre-taped vignette shows Brodie Lee eating a steak as The Dark Order look on. He says this is the new Dark Order and they do what they want when they want. Lee says that they are the lions of AEW and they prey on the weak. One of the Beaver Boys starts to eat his steak but Lee stops him and asks him if he looks like he is done yet and shoos him away. “You don’t eat before I’m done,” Lee says to the other Beaver Boy. “I’ll smarten you up, boy.” The other sneezes and Lee freaks out on him before kicking him out.
“The Exalted One” Brodie Lee (0-0) w/Creeper vs. QT Marshall (2-4)
One of the Dark Order’s creepers accompanies Lee to the ring. Lee kills Marshall with a Big Boot immediately and kicks him to the floor. Lee slams Marshall on the ring apron and then the barricade. Lee tosses Marshall back in the ring and this a Slingshot Somersault Senton Eddie Guerrero style.
Lee hits a series of Running Back Elbows followed by a Rolling Vertical Suplex. Marshall tries to fight back with a series of rights and an Enziguri that rocks Lee. Lee backdrops Marshall over the top but eats another Enziguri as Marshall lands on his feet.
Marshall dives off the top but Lee moves out of the way and hits a Black Hole Slam. Lee hits the Spinning Lariat for the pin.
Winner: Lee via pinfall (Spinning Lariat)
After the match, the Creeper leaves a Dark Order mask on top of Marshall.
Matt Hardy’s debut last week is shown.
The Inner Circle attack on Nick Jackson from two weeks ago is shown.
Vanguard 1 flies in to Nick Jackson’ house to show him training and shows on the screen that he is 61% recovered. Nick sees the drone and approaches it but it flies away.
AAA Mega Campeonato
“The Spanish God” Sammy Guevara (3-5) vs. “The Cleaner” Kenny Omega (c) (8-1)
This is Omega’s second defense of AAA’s top singles title in AEW, he defeated Jack Evans on an episode of “Dark” late last year. Guevara takes Omega down and puts him in a Front Facelock. Omega counters into a wristlock and transitions into a Waistlock Takeover. Omega paintbrushes the back of Guevara’s head.
Guevara trips Omega and puts him in a Front Facelock again. Omega reverses the hold again and hits a suplex. Guevara comes back with an Armdrag and then he backflips over a charging Omega and connects with a Dropkick. Omega goes for a clothesline but Guevara rakes the eyes of Omega.
Guevara hits a Basement Dropkick sending Omega out to the floor. Guevara slams Omega into the ring post and then slams Omega’s previously injured hand into the post and the apron. Guevara slams Omega into the barricade and starts slapping him.
Omega tries to whip Guevara into the barricade but he leapfrogs over it and Forearm Smashes Omega. Guevara slams Omega’s hand into the barricade and taunts Brandi Rhodes.
Guevara throws Omega back out to the floor and slams his hand into that barricade. Guevara taunts Brandi again which allows Omega to hit him from behind. Omega goes for a Back Suplex but Guevara lands on his feet. Guevara tries to kiss Brandi and she slaps him. Omega hits a Snap Suplex and slams Guevara into the ring steps repeatedly.
Omega goes to the top and hits a Frog Splash Cross Body for a nearfall. Omega whips Guevara into the corner and charges at him but Guevara ducks and then attempts a Spinning Headscissors. Omega blocks it but Guevara manages to roll Omega up and lock him in a Fujiwara Armbar. Omega uses his leg to get a rope break.
Guevara slams Omega’s arm into the ring apron and follows up by just stomping on the hand repeatedly. Guevara attempts a Standing Moonsault on the hand but Omega moves and then lights Guevara up with chops with his left hand. Omega attempts a Fireman’s Carry Sam but Guevara bites his hand and then hits a modified GTS for a nearfall.
Guevara goes back to work on Omega’s hand and pins him for another nearfall. Guevara puts Omega in a sort of modified Cobra Clutch while holding onto the injured hand. Omega fights off the hold with elbows but eats a Lariat from Guevara.
Omega goes for a German Suplex but Guevara hits a series of elbows only to walk right into a Mafia Kick that sends Guevara crashing into the turnbuckles. Omega hits a series of Polish Hammers and then a Spinning Palm Thrust for a nearfall.
Omega ducks under a clothesline attempt and dropkicks the legs out from under Guevara. Omega hits a Leg Lariat for a nearfall. Omega attempts a Snap Dragon but Guevara blocks it and elbows Omega. Guevara rolls Kenny up and hits a Ghetto Stomp followed by a Standing Shooting Star Press for a nearfall.
Omega backdrops a charging Guevara over the top rope. Guevara lands on the apron and kicks Omega’s hand. Guevara then hits a Leaping Enziguri followed by a Springboard Cutter. Omega rolls out of the ring and Guevara hits a Fosbury Flop onto Omega on the floor!
Back in the ring, Guevara goes for a Springboard Rana but Omega counters into a Powerbomb followed by the V-Trigger! Omega attempts a Tiger Bomb but Guevara blocks it and hits a Standing Spanish Fly! 1…2…NO Omega kicks out! Guevara goes to the top and attempts a Shooting Star Press, but Omega rolls out of the way.
Omega hits another V-Trigger but as he was setting up for another one Guevara grabs his hand and bites it. Omega knees Guevara in the face and goes for another V-Trigger but Guevara moves out of the way. Omega goes for the Snap Dragon but Guevara lands on his feet and hits a Bicycle Kicked followed by a GTS.
Omega comes back with a V-Trigger and then a Jay Driller for a nearfall. Guevara flips Omega off but eats another V-Trigger followed by the One Winged Angel for the pin.
Winner & STILL AAA Champ: Omega via pinfall (One Winged Angel)
Chris Jericho comes down to the ring and takes the camera from the camera man as he sings Jericho’s theme to him. Jericho talks about Matt Hardy’s debut last week and he says that he doesn’t think Matt realizes what he’s gotten into. Jericho says he is going to give Hardy the chance to make the right decision and join the Inner Circle instead.
Vanguard 1 appears and Jericho says that he doesn’t like Vanguard 1 because he thinks its arrogant and he hates his political views. “You’re a piece of shit Vanguard,” Jericho says. “You’re a piece of trash.” Jericho asks Vanguard 1 to join the Inner Circle, as well. “All the power will lie in the propellers,” he says. It flies away and Hardy’s music hits.
Hardy appears in the balcony and the screen cuts before he appears at a different place in the arena. He then appears lower and lower and lower before finally appearing ringside. “He’s teleporting, can’t you see it,” Omega yells at Schiavone. Hardy climbs in the ring and Jericho says that he knew that he would come.
Jericho says of course he knew because they booked this segment last week. Hardy says that he is magic and that’s how he was able to “teleport.” Jericho says he needs to explain to Matt how things work in AEW and that this is his show. He says that AEW was built on his back and put into the mainstream by him, so when he shows up in AEW he needs to align himself with Jericho instead of the “arrogant sons of bitches” in The Elite.
Hardy says that the reason he assisted The Elite was because he owed the “Bucks of Youth” a debt for resurrecting “Broken” Matt Hardy. Hardy says that he has seen the tyranny that Inner Circle is creating in AEW. He says AEW represents freedom and he cannot allow the Inner Circle to ruin it.
Jericho says he resurrects and makes careers and he can do that for Matt. Jericho says he can give Matt a “mulligan” and give him a shot to align himself with the Inner Circle. Matt says he was just repaying his debt to the Young Bucks and he says Jericho doesn’t understand what he is looking at.
Matt says that Jericho may recognize the “vessel” he sees but the entity driving the vessel is Damascus and he is over 3,000 years old and he is violent and perfect. Jericho says that no one understands reinventing themselves more than him. Jericho says that inside he is still the same Matt Hardy but Matt says that Jericho has changed his appearance many times but he has always been the same “hole of ass” inside.
Jericho says that Matt has always lived in the shadow of his brother, bad book and now of Jericho. Matt says he is in no one’s shadow and his “Broken Brilliance” is shining brighter than ever. Jericho says he is going to ask Matt one last time to join the Inner Circle but Matt screams “delete!” Matt and Jericho scream at each other saying “Elite” and “delete” over and over. Jericho says there is no one here to chant Matt’s stupid catchphrase but Matt says the venue is full of essences of the AEW fan.
Matt says that AEW fans should sing a new song and starts singing the “Obsolete” song. Matt says Abraham Lincoln is watching and MLK in the crowd, too. Jericho slaps Matt and Matt decks him. Jericho says he has some magic too and Sammy Guevara appears to attack Matt from behind.
Cody and Omega hit the ring with a chair and lay out both Jericho and Guevara. Guevara and Jericho retreat as Cody and Omega stand tall with Hardy. A huge pyro explodes on the stage as Hardy chants “delete” and scares Guevara and Jericho.