Tonight on AEW Dynamite, Jungle Boy goes up against FTR’s Dax Harwood, The Young Bucks tag up with The Good Brothers to face The Dark Order, and Eddie Kingston battles Lance Archer. Plus, Cody Rhodes responds to Shaquille O’Neal.
AEW Dynamite, January 27, 2020
Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, FL
Commentators: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone & Excalibur
Eddie Kingston vs. Lance Archer (w/ Jake “The Snake” Roberts)
Lance stands on stage and tells Jake to go to the back. He reluctantly obliges. Eddie takes a chop at Lance but he gets knocked down. Archer charges at Eddie several times and tries to take the legs out of Lance before biting him. Big thumb to the eye to Archer. Eddie can’t knock Lance down despite all the dirty tactics.
Archer gouges the eyes of Eddie and gives him a major palm strike. Eddie dives off with a shoulder tackle but doesn’t knock Lance down. Pounce by Archer Monty Brown style. Lance hammers the back of Eddie and chops him at the ropes. Crowd asks for “one more time” and Lance does the honors. Archer chokeslams Eddie right onto the hard part of the apron. “Holy crap” chants from the crowd (to prevent censorship lol). Archer sends Eddie into the camera man. Archer chokes Eddie off the guardrail before Kingston rolls himself back into the ring. Full nelson slam by Archer. Archer utilizes the corner to slingshot splash himself onto Eddie. He lifts Eddie up. Eddie tries to go for the backfist but Archer catches him. Nonetheless, Eddie knocks him down with a running lariat. Two count.
Rip chord lariat by Archer. Archer goes for The Blackout, but Eddie escapes only to get chokeslammed in the center of the ring. Eddie tries to get to his feet and Archer goes Old School with a moonsault press. More “Holy crap” chants. The Claw slams by Archer. Butcher and Blade come out with a beaten Jake Roberts. Bunny runs in and hands Eddie some knuckle enhancements. Eddie connects with his loaded backfist to get the win.
WINNER: Eddie Kingston
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Post-match, Butch & Blade hit their tag finish on Archer. They hold him up for Eddie who hits a second backfist. Eddie flips off Bryce Remsburg as Jake struggles to the ring.
Mox tries to decipher the friendship between The Young Bucks, Good Brothers & Kenny. It’s like an episode of The Young & The Restless. Jon’s a simple guy. He likes his beer cold, sex in the morning and good six man tag. PAC, Rey Fenix, saddle up! Gang warfare! It’s gonna be wild at Beach Break! Don’t blink.
Sting and Darby Allin are in a warehouse. He takes exception to him and Darby being called hoodlums. Sting does admit Darby is a hoodlum. Darby throws his skateboard through the window. No different than you says Darby. Sting agrees after bashing some windows with his bat. At Revolution, it’s gonna be showtime.
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The Varsity Blondes vs. MJF & Chris Jericho
MJF grabs the mic and tells Sammy they’re going to have to talk after this. MJF runs down Griff Garrison, tells him to just say he quits and Griff jumps on the attack harshly. MJF bails and yells at him. He gets back in the ring and tags Jericho. Griff grounds Chris and Pillman Jr. gets the tag. Some good double team work by VBs. Nice dropkick by Pillman Jr. to Jericho. Big lariat by Pillman. MJF knees Brian in the back and Jericho hits a forearm. We go to picture-in-picture.
Back from break, Garrison is fresh off the hot tag and is taking it both to Jericho and MJF. Double spear gets a near fall on MJF.
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Big missile dropkick to MJF from Pillman gets Jericho tagged in but he feels the wrath of Pillman. Near fall from him. The two exchange strikes. Brian eventually dropkicks Jericho off the apron. Pillman leaps off the top rope but gets caught with a Judas Effect. He then hits a beauty of a Lionsault for the 1-2-3.
WINNERS: Chris Jericho & MJF
We cut to PAC. He tells Kenny Omega to bring his Good Brothers because next week, he’s gonna show him the meaning of brotherhood. Next week, they bring the consequences.
Shaq challenged Cody during the AEW Awards earlier and now Tony Schiavone introduces Cody for a response.
Cody rather gives him the pitch: March 7, his beautiful bride Brandi Rhodes against Jade & Shaq. He can’t say that. Brandi’s having a baby. In these moments when he’s distracted, he defers to the coach, Arn Anderson. Arn chewed his ass out for taking Peter Avalon too lightly last week. He hands the mic to The Enforcer. Arn notes Cody is about to be a dad. It’s the most important thing of his life. June 29, 1985. He saw his dad crawl in the ring in a match with Tully Blanchard, hop on a private plane and fly to see the birth of his baby boy Cody Rhodes. If he chooses March 7 to jump in the ring, he should do it with all eyes open. This is a once in a lifetime match. For 19 years Shaq dominated his sport. Jade, he’s pretty sure every time she walks in the room, she dominates the entire area. The fact of the matter is this: it’s something that can’t be measured. He wants him to see something while he ponders his future. Arn invites Red Velvet to the ring. See what he’s talking about? Fire, she’s got it. You got it. Red Velvet is tired of getting attacked and is tired of that big mouth running her mouth. She knows Cody would never lay a hand on Jade, but she’s more than willing to stir her bitch ass up.
Kip and Penelope cordially invite everyone to their wedding at Beach Break. Miro will be there with his butler, Charles.
“Hangman” Adam Page vs. Ryan Nemeth
Bell rings and Nemeth goes for a single leg tkedown, but Hangman gets free. The two tie it up. Side headlock by Nemeth. Big shoulder tackle from Page. Big boot from Page. Hard chop to Nemeth in the corner. Another one. Nemeth does the same. Nemeth gloats and gets slugged by Hangman. He gets a mudhole stomped in him and Hangman lariats Nemeth off the apron. He dives on top of him. He sends Nemeth back into the ring. He goes to lariat him in the corner, but Nemeth avoids and dropkicks him. Matt Hardy shows up at ringside to scout. Nemeth works on the back of Hangman.
Back to their feet, Nemeth hits a Rude Awakening and it appears Hardy is cheering on Hangman as he hits some powerful clotheslines before a Farooq-like spinebuster. Big clotheslines and then Hangman hits a sliding lariat for another two count. Nemeth elbows himself free and hits a high elevated DDT. Two count. Adam avoids a German by landing on hist feet and hits a discus. Lariats him down. He hits a Buckshot Lariat and that’s all she wrote.
WINNER: “Hangman” Adam Page
Matt Hardy claps for Adam afterwards. Schiavone heads to the ring and asks Hangman and Hardy whats going on. The reason Hardy came out here tonight and to let him know he supports him. To Matt, he sees lost and conflicted. He understands the love he had for The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega. Now the Dark Order asked him to join and it becomes more conflicting. He’s a good person and he needs to be happy. He sees Hangman is dressing in the hallway and Hardy invites him to dress in his dressing room.
Dax Harwood (with Tully Blanchard & Cash Wheeler) vs. Jungle Boy (with Luchasaurus & Marko Stunt)
Tully & Cash are handcuffed to Luchasaurus
Luchasaurus and JB send Marko to the back. The handcuffs are on and the bell ring-a-dings. The two tie up and Dax pushes him to the corner. The two talk to one another and JB gets slapped. Take down to Dax. Side headlock takedown to JB. Big shoulder block by Dax. notehr shoulder tackle but JB dropkicks him and goes for the Snare Trap on Dax who bails out of the ring. Dax gets sent back in the ring by JB. Crowd continues to do the “Tarzan wails.” Toe to the sternum of JB. Hard chops back and forth between the two. JB chops back. A near low blow by Dax. Big shoulder tackle by Dax. He charges at JB in the corner but hits the ring post. JB kicks at Dax’s shoulder and then focuses on it. Back to his feet Dax European uppercuts JB. JR says Dax reminds him of Arn Anderson. Back drop to Dax and JB lariats him out. Dax however, sends him spine first into the barricade.
Back from break. JB frees himself with a hard elbow strike. Major elbows to Dax. Very smooth.
Dax catches JB up top and hits a super belly to back on JB. Cover by Dax and he gets a two count. Dax kicks JB in the skull. He gets to his feet and the two exchange slaps. A fierce combo by JB. Hard shot from Dax. Dax goes for a German, JB lnds on his feet. Super kick wobbles Dax but a big time lariat levels JB down. JB with a frankensteiner reversal gets a near fall. Dax hits a slingshot into a Liger Bomb for a 1-2-nope. JR calls it gruesomely beautiful.
Full nelson by Dax. JB hits a backstabber and JB does several Germans, but a hot frees Dax up. JB hits a clothesline son Dax. Dax fakes a punch and DDTs JB. Very close fall.
Dax puts JB up top, JB fights him off and leaps onto him with a crossbody, the two exchange several pin attempts of all styles and fashions. The two fight for a bridge backslide. O’ Conner roll by Dax but JB avoids that pin attempt and locks in the Snare Trap for the eventual submission finish.
WINNER: Jungle Boy
Post-match, Tully throws salt in the eyes of Luchasaurus and then FTR attack JB with a slingshot suplex. FTR and Tully leap off to hit a piledriver onto Luchasaurus. Dax and Cash handcuff Lucha over the ropes and cut the horns off his mask. They go to cut the hair off of JB but out comes SCU and Marko Stunt with a chair for the save.
Team Taz responds to Sting and Darby by beating the hell outta some merch peeps. One even gets lawn darted into a truck Rey Mysterio via Kevin Nash style. Ricky Starks slam the other geek through a table and Taz is all about getting to know the two on a first name basis.
Britt Baker vs. Shanna
Shanna arm wrenches Britt. Shanna soon drop toe holds Britt. Britt gets to her feet and charges Shanna in the corner. Hard right by Britt. Hammerlock, but Shanna gets going with some arm drags and then a step-up enziguri. Shanna goes for a running dropkick but Rebel pulls her buddy free. Britt attacks Shanna from behind and then hits a running slingblade on the outside. We go to picture in picture.
Back from break, Shanna is on a roll. A diving clothesline by Shanna gets a two count. She goes for a double underhook. Britt rolls her over for a crucifix but it gets a two count. Spinning fisherman’s suplex. Kick out. Britt goes for a Lockjaw, but Shanna turns it to a pin attempt and then a stunner. She hits a running dropkick on Bret. Shann goes for running suplex. Britt gets the Lockjaw locked in and Shanna submits.
WINNER: Britt Baker
Post-match, Britt curb stomps Shanna and then locks in a Lockjaw again, but Thunder Rosa comes out for the save.
MJF finds Sammy Guevara. He swears that he didn’t tell Wardlow to interfere last week (even docked his pay). Sammy sees exactly what he’s up to. MJF asks him if he’s sure he wants to play it this way. Sammy: “I’m not playing.”
Dash is backstage with The Good Brothers and The Bucks. The GBs are all jazzed up, but The Bucks don’t want to have “Creepy Uncle” Don get involved. In walks Kenny Omega who thinks he needs to have a talk with them. In comes a bandaged up Don Callis and The Good Brothers have to calm matters down.
The Young Bucks & The Good Brothers vs. The Dark Order (Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, Alex Reynolds & John Silver)
Evil Uno and Karl Anderson start things off. Side headlock by Uno and Uno hits a shoulder tackle. Manhattan Drop and a roll-up for a two count. Tag to John Silver. Silver wants Gallows. Anderson obliges. Doc teases a test of strength but takes his height to humor. Doc gets to knee and Silver makes him pay. He knocks Anderson off the apron and Matt Jackson soon gets a tag to control matters against Alex Reynolds. Running bulldog dropkick to Reynolds by The Bucks. Real big four-man attack on Reynolds. Bullet Club Too Sweet everyone. Reynolds fights back until Karl Anderson trips up Reynolds. Uno trips up Matt in return. Hot tag to Stu Grayson. He’s on a major roll against his opponents. Big frog splash to Anderson for a near fall.