AEW Dynamite 10/9/2019

All Elite Wrestling presents Dynamite

From: Boston, MA

1.) Private Party (Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen) defeated The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) in a AEW Tag Team Title Tournament Match
2.) Darby Allin defeated Jimmy Havoc in a number one contenders match
3.) Britt Baker & AEW Women’s Champion Riho defeated Bea Priestly & Emi Sakura
4.) Jon Moxley defeated Shawn Spears
5.) The Inner Circle (AEW World Champion Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara) defeated Adam Page & Dustin Rhodes

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) A video package promoting the match between the Young Bucks and Private Party is shown. Bucks are the number one seed in the tag title tournament while Private Party is the eight seed. Bucks feel they are still the best tag team going today. Private Party are a young team, but believe that anything can happen.

2.) Kassidy and Nick kickoff the tag match with Nick getting wrist control. Kassidy counters with a wrist lock of his own, but Nick gets a headlock and misses a superkick. Kassidy holds the ropes to avoid another superkick. Kassidy avoided three superkicks. Nick spits gum at Kassidy and hits a neckbreaker over the middle rope. Matt hits a senton from the apron and dropkicks Quen on the floor. Bucks hit a gut buster/neckbreaker combo on Kassidy. Nick axe handles Kassidy from the top rope and tags in Matt to deliver another axe handle. Nick double stomps Kassidy on the arm and knocks Quen off the apron. Bucks try for a suplex on Kassidy, but Kassidy lands on his feet and dumps Matt to the floor. Kassidy slides to the floor and kicks Matt followed by a kick to Nick. Kassidy takes Matt out with a springboard moonsault to the floor. Kassidy tags in Quen and Quen hits a springboard crossbody on Nick. Quen follows up with a suicide dive to Matt and a dive across the ring onto Nick. Quen somersaults over the top onto Matt and then does a twisting dive to the floor onto Nick! Quen heads to the top and hits a 450 splash on Nick for a near fall.

Matt superkicks Quen in the corner and a double superkick to Kassidy. Matt sunset flips on the apron and powerbombs Kassidy on the ramp! Nick knee strikes Quen in the corner and the Buck hits a powerbomb/slice bread combo for a two count. Nick locks in the sharpshooter on Quen, but doesn’t get a submission as Quen reaches the ropes. Quen is sent into Matt’s boot in the corner and Matt keeps control with right hands to Quen. Matt stomps Quen on the face and gets a two count. Bucks hip toss Quen followed by a dropkick for a two count. Quen is rammed into the corner, but fights back with right hands. Quen is catapulted into the corner and met with a kick. Nick double stomps Quen onto Matt’s knees. Quen sends Nick’s boot into Matt and tries to make the tag, but Matt stops Quen. Quen boots Matt in the corner and tries to tag in Kassidy, but Nick yanks Kassidy off the apron. Matt spears Quen for a near fall. Matt hammers away on Quen a few times. Quen delivers a double Pele kick to drop the Bucks. Kassidy hits a missile dropkick to the Bucks. Kassidy clotheslines the Bucks and hits a double hurricanrana.

Kassidy forearms Matt against the ropes several times. Matt forearms Kassidy on the lower back. Kassidy rolls off of Quen’s back, but Matt hits a series of suplexs. Quen gets in and Matt hits a double northern lights suplex for a two count. Quen is kicked in the corner by Nick and Matt locks in a sharpshooter. Nick kicks Quen from the apron on the floor. Kassidy crawls for the ropes, but Nick hits a slingshot facebuster and a moonsault off the apron onto Quen. Matt still has the sharpshooter on Kassidy, but Kassidy reaches the ropes. Quen tags in and Kassidy hits a reverse hurricanrana on Matt. Private Party hits Gin & Juice on Nick! Quen hits a Shooting Star Press on Matt, but only gets a two count! Quen knee strikes Matt, but Matt manages to counter into a tombstone position. Nick is on the apron, but is yanked off by Kassidy. Quen counters with a rollup and gets the pin! (****1/2. That was a great match and a potential breakout match for Private Party in AEW. Quen and Kassidy looked incredible in there and their offense was a lot of fun. They told a great story to go along with the big spots they went with. This is a great way to start the show action wise. A major upset and a great match.)

3.) AEW World Champion Chris Jericho, Santana, Ortiz, Jake Hager and Sammy Guevara make their way down to cut a promo. Jericho reminds the Boston crowd his name and that he’s the champion of AEW. Jericho takes credit for the highest premiere in TNT history that Dynamite produced. Jericho says they are next and they are now after they did the beatdown last week. Jericho considers the other four men the closest people in his life. Jericho puts over Sammy Guevara for looking like a Spanish God. Jericho puts over Guevara ability and says he’s on his list. Jericho also puts over Santana and Ortiz as psychos and they are dirtier than they have ever been. Jericho personally recruited them to AEW. Jericho introduces Jake Hager as a former World Champion and says he’s the toughest guy going today. The fans are chanting “We The People”, but Jericho tells them that sucks and it’s dead and buried. Hager is trying to not break, but you can see he’s kind of smirking. Jericho considers that bad creative and it’s dead and gone. Jericho tells us that Hager is an undefeated MMA fighter and that makes him the toughest guy in AEW. Hager is ready for any challenger. Jericho reveals the name of the group as being the Inner Circle. Jericho says they are taking control of AEW no matter who thinks they are in charge. Jericho brings up Cody challenging him at Full Gear. Jericho doesn’t like Cody and doesn’t like his family. Jericho says Dusty Rhodes was a jerk and doesn’t like Dustin Rhodes and is going to kick his ass tonight. Jericho is going to beat the living shit out of Cody at Full Gear on November 9th.

4.) Jimmy Havoc shared a pre-tape promo about being in the business for 15-years and tonight is his biggest opportunity. Havoc has had to experience a lot of pain and tonight Darby Allin gets to feel his pain. Havoc believes he’ll become the number one contender to the AEW World Championship and Allin will feel his pain.

5.) Allin offers a handshake, but Havoc isn’t interested. Allin gets a quick rollup for a two count. Havoc takes Allin down with a rollup for a near fall. Havoc spits at Allin. Allin arm drags Havoc and delivers a back elbow. Allin boots Havoc in the corner and dropkicks Havoc into the corner. Allin tries for a suplex on the apron, but Havoc blocks it by biting Allin’s hand. Havoc shoulder rams Allin and hits a suplex off the apron to the floor! Havoc focuses his offense on the left arm, but Allin reaches the ropes to stop the offense for a moment. Havoc sends Allin into the corner and continues to twist and bite Allin’s hand. Havoc delivers a strike to the midsection and twists Allin’s hand under the top rope. Allin avoids Havoc in the corner and runs into a choke in the corner. Havoc lifts Allin off the mat with the choke hold. Havoc tosses Allin with a sleeper hold suplex. Allin rolls to the floor to regroup. Havoc slams Allin’s hand onto the ring post. Allin fights back with strikes, but Havoc sends Allin into the ring steps shoulder first. Havoc stomps on Allin’s hand on the ring steps. Havoc rolls Allin into the ring, but Allin fights back with a few forearms. Havoc arm drags and suplexs Allin into the corner. Havoc hits the Falcon Arrow and locks in a choke. Allin gets to his feet and climbs the ropes to fall backwards to break the hold. Havoc rolls to the floor to regroup. Havoc bites Allin’s hand, but Allin punches free. Allin gets a rollup and hits a springboard twisting splash for a near fall. Allin fires back with a few strikes, but Havoc nails Allin with a roaring elbow for a near fall. Havoc drives Allin into the corner with a Death Valley Driver for a near fall. Havoc hits a Tiger Driver ’98 for a near fall. Allin almost wins with a crucifix pin. Havoc stomps on Allin several times to keep control of the match. Allin bites Havoc’s hand and hits a rolling stunner. Allin heads to the top hitting the Coffin Drop for the win. (*1/2. I’m not a fan of Jimmy Havoc. Allin winning is obviously the best choice and a match with Jericho is an interesting bout to see.)

6.) Riho and Sakura kickoff the women’s tag match. Riho backs Sakura against the ropes, but ends up being slammed down. Riho dropkicks Sakura and plays to the crowd. Riho tries for a slam, but Sakura counters by tossing Riho across the ring by her hair. Sakura taunts Baker allowing Priestly to get involved. Sakura controls Riho on the mat with a surfboard and quickly lets go. Priestly tags into the match and forearms Baker off the apron. Priestly and Baker brawl on the floor where Baker is sent into the railing. Baker responds by mounting Priestly with right hands. Priestly tries for a suplex, but Sakura comes over and helps hit a double suplex. Riho dives off the top to hit a crossbody on the floor as the show goes to commercial. Priestly sends Riho into the ropes after knee strikes in the corner. Riho hits a head scissors and a 619 on Priestly for a near fall. Priestly kicks Baker and hits a double springboard double stomp. Sakura and Priestly deliver stereo kicks to Baker for a near fall. Priestly tries for a suplex, but Baker elbows free. Priestly avoids a clothesline and hits a back suplex for a near fall. Sakura kicks Riho, but is met with a knee strike. Riho forearms Priestly, but runs into a kick.

Baker and Priestly trade several right hands in the middle of the ring. Priestly goes to the apron and is met with a knee strike. Riho hits a doubles stomp and Baker plants Priestly with a DDT over the middle rope. Sakura tags into the match and chops Baker followed by a double under hook backbreaker. Sakura hits a running crossbody into the corner and hits a middle rope senton for a near fall. Baker plants Sakura with a cutter. Sakura slaps Baker followed by a chop. Siho double stomps Sakura and Baker hits a swinging neckbreaker for a near fall. Sakura knee strikes Baker several times, but Baker nails Sakura with an elbow strike and a neckbreaker. Baker puts the Lock Jaw on Sakura to win the match by submission. After the match, Baker and Priestly are pulled apart. (**. There was some good action, but the action didn’t provide a lot for me entertainment wise. I think the focus here was to promote Baker and Priestly, which is totally fine. I think they’ll have a good match when that time comes. I enjoy watching Riho, too. It just felt like a match to fill time, I guess.)

7.) Best Friends are interviewed in the crowd and are asked about how they are feeling about their tag match next week. Chuck Taylor says to not ask them, but rather ask this guy… Orange Cassidy. Cassidy does his trademark thumbs up.

8.) PAC joins commentary for the match between Shawn Spears and Jon Moxley.

9.) Tully Blanchard cuts a promo saying that Spears asked him to get in shape and become a champion. Blanchard promises we’ll see that tonight.

10.) Spears controls Mox early on with a few chops, but Mox counters with chops of his own and a forearm in the corner. Mox pummels Spears with more forearms in the corner. Mox kicks Spears over the back and runs the ropes to deliver a kick to the chest. Mox delivers an elbow drop and covers Spears for a near fall. Mox misses a chop and Spears chops Mox. Mox nails Spears with a forearm strike as Spears comes off the ropes. Spears bails to the floor to regroup. Mox sends Spears into the guard railing and chokes Spears on the outside. Blanchard tries to grab Mox on the floor, but fails. Mox sends Spears into the railing again. Mox leaps off the apron to forearm Spears on the floor. Spears drops Mox throat first over the top rope. Blanchard sends Mox into the ring steps to help out Spears. Spears sends Mox into the railing again and onto the ring steps. Spears pummels Mox on the ring steps with left hands. Spears chops Mox on the floor and hits a Death Valley Driver into the railing on the floor!

Spears keeps control in the ring with several stomps and knee drops to Mox for a two count. Spears gets a near fall following a dropkick. Spears stomps Mox on the lower midsection and Mox rolls to the floor. Spears follows and spits water into Mox’s face. Mox gets a second wind and punches Spears. Spears plants Mox with a sit out spinebuster for a two count and locks in a half Boston Crab. Spears knees Mox to the floor and takes Mox out with a suicide dive. Mox nails Spears with a suicide dive of his own. Mox chops Spears in the corner along with several strikes. Mox boots Spears in the corner followed by a running knee for a near fall. Spears avoids a DDT and kicks Mox. They trade several chops in the middle of the ring. Spears pump kicks Mox, but Mox responds with a lariat. Mox tries for a DDT, but Spears drops Mox over his knee for a near fall. Mox counters Spears with a DDT and wins the match. (*1/2. Spears had some decent offense in this match, but it was an extended match for Mox to go over. There was never a doubt who was winning here.) After the match, Kenny Omega comes out with a broom wrapped in barbed wire and a baseball bat also wrapped in barbed wire. Mox walks up the aisle and Omega tosses the bat to Mox. PAC runs up from behind and jabs Omega with a chair to the neck! Mox proceeds to walk away.

11.) Rhodes and Jericho kickoff the main event with Rhodes knocking Jericho to the floor and hammers away on Jericho. Rhodes sends Jericho into the ring post. Rhodes tosses Jericho over the railing and punches Guevara coming off the apron. Rhodes punches Guevara followed by a clothesline. Page tags in and clotheslines Guevara in the corner. Rhodes does the same. Page nails Guevara with a strike. Page hits a fallaway slam on Guevara and dives onto Jericho on the floor. Page avoids a kick by Guevara and hits another overhead suplex for a two count. Rhodes tags back into the match and punches Guevara to the mat. Rhodes sends Guevara hard into the corner and delivers a splash to the arm. Page returns to the match and Guevara is met with knee strikes. Rhodes slams Guevara to the mat and Page hits a standing shooting star press for a two count as Jericho breaks the cover. Page slams Guevara and heads to the top rope. Page is stopped by Jericho allowing Guevara to knee strike Page and drops Page over the top turnbuckle for a two count as the show goes to commercial.

Guevara keeps front face lock control as Jericho tags in and works over Page with strikes in the corner. Guevara returns to the match and hits a snap suplex for a near fall. Guevara hits a standing moonsault for a near fall. Jericho drives Page down to the mat with a delayed vertical suplex and taunts the fans. Jericho kicks Page in the ribs and chokes Page over the middle rope. Guevara delivers a kick to Page on the apron. Jericho splashes onto Page over the middle rope. Jericho chokes Page over the middle rope and taunts the crowd. Page avoids a splash attempt and Jericho hits the middle rope groin first. Guevara gets the tag to prevent Page from tagging out to Rhodes. Guevara covers, but Page kicks out at two. Page drives Guevara down with a back suplex. Jericho pulls on Page’s hair and slaps Page a few times. Page forearms Jericho and runs into a back elbow. Jericho tries for a springboard moonsault, but Page gets his knees up. Guevara tags in and stops Page from tagging out to Rhodes. Page elbows Guevara and nails Guevara with a discus lariat.

Rhodes gets the hot tag and decks Guevara with a few right hands. Rhodes nails Guevara with a clothesline and a strike. Rhodes atomic drops Guevara and delivers a strike. Rhodes atomic drops Jericho and leaps off the top to hit a twisting crossbody onto both men. Guevara kicks Rhodes, but Rhodes backdrops Guevara over the top to the floor. Page takes Guevara out with a moonsault to the floor from the top. Hager decks Page with a clothesline on the outside. Rhodes hits a slow Code Red, but Jericho kicks out on the cover attempt. Rhodes sets Jericho up in the corner for the kick to the nuts. Rhodes hits a snap powerslam on Guevara. Rhodes points at Jericho and Hager nails Rhodes with a clothesline while the referee was distracted by Guevara. Jericho waits in the corner as Rhodes staggers to his feet. Jericho nails Rhodes with the Judas Effect to win the match. (***. As expected, the new heel group prevails in the main event and they pin the guy that doesn’t have a major angle or direction currently. I’m sure the Inner Circle will dominate TV for the next few months. It was a solid enough match and the crowd reacted well to all the action.)

12.) Rhodes is beaten down by the Inner Circle until Page gets in the ring, but Hager clotheslines Page to the floor. Page nails Hager with a chair shot and they brawl towards the backstage area. Rhodes is double teamed in the corner by Jericho and Guevara. The lights go out and when they come back on, Cody appears! Cody hits Cross Rhodes on Guevara. Jericho distracts Cody long enough for Santana and Ortiz to slide into the ring and attack Cody. Jericho chokes Cody with his own tie. MJF slides into the ring with a steel chair to save Cody, or is he? MJF stares at Cody and the crowd senses MJF turning on Cody. MJF instead jabs the Inner Circle with chair shots and hits them over the back. MJF is fired up. Jericho nails MJF with a Codebreaker. Jericho jabs Dustin with the chair, but the Young Bucks comes out and superkick Ortiz and Santana. Bucks hit stereo dives to the floor onto Ortiz and Santana. Jericho walks up the ramp, but Darby Allin comes down on a skateboard and dives onto Jericho! Allin hits Jericho with the skateboard in the midsection and over the back. Cody, MJF, The Bucks, Dustin Rhodes and Adam Page stand tall in the ring. Jericho grabs a microphone and says they are the Inner Circle and they are taking over. Jericho tells Allin that next week is his funeral.

Final Thoughts:
Another solid show by AEW with a tremendous tag match to kickoff the show and a solid tag match to finish while also touching base on several feuds. They built up next weeks show pretty well as Jericho/Allin should be a fun one in front of the Philadelphia crowd. If I had to guess, The Inner Circle is likely going to be a force on TV for at least six months if not longer. AEW is off to a strong start with Dynamite.

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