Another episode of AEW: Dynamite aired last night, kicking off TNT Championship Tournament action and other matches.
Let’s take a look at the results:
Jake “The Snake” Roberts addresses “The American Nightmare” Cody
“Tick…tock…tick…tock, here were are again folks. My history will not be my destiny. Famous words…quoted by me. Let me ask you a simple question: Would you stand in front of a train that was barreling down that track?
“Would you jump out of an airplane without a parachute?
“Would you stand in the ring and look at Lance Archer and think you’ve got a prayer of winning?
“See all three things, you’ll wind up in the same position: done. You step in the ring with Lance Archer and it is done!
“You see what happened to poor Marko, and I know what happened to you, Marko. Nobody else wanted it and you saw that as an opportunity to prove to everybody—you thought—that you were willing and you were a man. Marko sometimes it’s better to be thought a fool than to speak up or take action and erase all doubt. You’re an idiot.
“Now Cody please don’t let this one slip away from you. I gotta funny feeling about this one that you might just get beat by Shawn Spears. That’d surprise everyone but me. See I’m looking for you to do that, to let him get away from you, banana peel slip, ‘Oh, I didn’t mean for that to happen.’ So you don’t have to face us. Cody are you a man or a mouse? Squeak up. Tell me.”
The Murderhawk Monster Lance Archer def. Alan Angels
Archer finished up with a running elbow and then “the Blackout” for the three-count.
Hikaru Shida def. Dr. Britt Baker
Mid-match, Baker started bleeding from the nose. Shida deadlifted Baker on the turnbuckles and dropped her straight down, and finished her with a giant running knee for the three-count.
Best Friends—Chuck Taylor & Trent (accompanied by “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy) def. Kenny Omega & Michael Nakazawa
Cassidy, Trent and Taylor overheard Omega and Nakazawa talking about naming their team “Best Friends” and stealing the name, and a match began putting the name on the line.
Trent gave Nakazawa a nasty piledriver, and then The Best Friends spiked him with their combo for the three count.
Both teams gave a big group hug of friendship after the match.
A video aired of The Exalted One—Brodie Lee
He pulled up in a Mercedes and asked the minions awaiting outside if they understood the concept that perception equaled reality.
“I am here to make every single life I touch extraordinary. And when it gets laborious, when it becomes a sacrifice to you, that means you are looking at the exit ramp and not the highway ahead where the next sign reads: Unlimited Power. Unlimited Success.”
Mr. Brodie pointed to one of the minions who was wearing a necktie and said he had a job for him, and he escorted him through a back door marked with a sign that read:“AEW”.
Matt Hardy greeted us at the Hardy compound
“Chris Jericho, last week you insulted my allies The Elite. I know the Circle that is Internal thinks they are going to take over All Elite Wrestling. But I cannot and will not allow that!”
Hardy called for Vanguard 1, who had set fire to the shirt that it had taken from Chris Jericho last week.
“It’s a dumpster fire. This is what is going to happen to the Inner Circle. They are going to become a dumpster fire because they shall be broken! Myself and The Elite shall Delete! Delete! Delete them!”
Hardy challenged Le Champion Chris Jericho. “I have a very special offer for you. Accept my invitation. Come to the Hardy compound. Face me in the Elite Deletion!”
“The Exalted One” Brodie Lee def. Lee Johnson
Lee Johnson tried for a dropkick as the bell rang, but he was swatted away by The Exalted One! Mr. Brodie used a senton on his opponent, and then a spinning slam! He followed up with a spinning discus lariat, making short work of Lee Johnson.
TNT Championship: Cody def. Shawn Spears
Cody defeated Spears to advance to the TNT Championship Tournament semifinals.
— Info from AllEliteWrestling.com was used in this report.