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AEW Dynamite Results (2/17): Omega Goes To Preschool, Young Bucks Defend Tag Titles, Riho vs Deeb

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Editor’s Note: My apologies for the delay in live coverage this week. Doug Enriquez is unfortunately one of the many enduring without power currently, and my own internet provider was knocked out until late this evening. We appreciate your patience and will be back with our usual detailed AEW coverage next Wednesday night. 


AEW Dynamite Results
February 17, 2021
Jacksonville, FL


Hangman Page & Matt Hardy def. TH2 (Angelico & Jack Evans). Solid tag team opener with Hangman and Hardy struggling to get on the same page. At one point Hangman had the match won, lined up for the Buckshot Lariat, but Hardy tagged himself in. In the end, Hangman took out both opponents with the Buckshot and Hardy won with a Twist of Fate.

— Hardy celebrated after the match and talked about how much money he’s going to make now that he owns 30% of Hangman’s earnings. Hangman revealed that he made some changes to the contract last week, and had a copy brought out for them to take a look at. Hardy quickly realizes that his contract has been replaced with a deal for a singles match between the two at AEW Revolution, and that if Hardy loses, Hangman will receive 100% of his earnings for Q1 2021. TH2 and Private Party attacked Hangman until the entire Dark Order came out to make the save.

— Backstage, a very serious Chris Jericho cut a promo with the Inner Circle behind him. He told Sammy Guevara in no uncertain terms that when you walk out on the Inner Circle you walk on on Chris Jericho, and he never wants to hear his name spoken around him again. “You’re dead to me!”

Riho def. Serena Deeb to advance to the quarterfinals of the AEW Women’s Championship Eliminator Tournament. This was a tremendous match. The best of the tourney so far. They started with some outstanding chain wrestling, working a wrist lock and hammerlock to perfection. Deeb had her knee in a brace and was in worse and worse shape as the match went on. The more damage she took the more aggressive she got in working over Riho’s own knee. Deeb is the NWA women’s world champion so you have to figure a win here sets up a rematch for the belt down the line.

Orange Cassidy def. Luther. This was a quick match. Nice to see the men in the cooldown match for a change, after the women tore the house down.

— Taz came to the ring with Brian Cage and Hook. He noted that Ricky Starks couldn’t make it because of the weather and said it was a perfect time for Sting to confront them. After much antagonizing, Sting made his way to the ring and threw his baseball bat to the side after Taz claimed he was nothing without it. He went right after Cage with right hands, backing the big man into the corner, but Cage came back and stuck him with a NASTY powerbomb. There was no beatdown afterwards. They really wanted us to know Sting could take real bumps, and let it hang in the air.

— Kenny Omega read the Young Bucks’ new book to a bunch of preschoolers, bragging about how he single-handedly drove up New Japan’s business while he was there. The kids wanted to play with Omega and Don Callis but they left instead and told the kids to hang out with Nakazawa. They all started chanting “WE HATE NAKAZAWA!” before one of them ran up and kicked him in the shin. All the kids beat up Nakazawa and threw toys at him.

The Young Bucks (c) def. Santana & Ortiz to retain the AEW World Tag Team Championships. Awesome title defense. Santana & Ortiz came very close a number of times, hitting the Street Sweeper near the end for a 2.99 count. They powerbombed Matt over the barricade into the other wrestlers and family members (including the Bucks’ parents), but Nick cradled Ortiz out of nowhere for the 1-2-3.

— The Inner Circle came out and beat down the Young Bucks after the match. Kenny Omega was shown backstage watching on the monitor and wanted to help, but Callis held him back and whispered something to the Good Brothers, who took off. Brandon Cutler ran out and took a beating. Finally Anderson and Gallows arrived to chase them off.

— Cody and Brandi Rhodes came out to reveal their baby is a girl!

FTR def. Matt & Mike Sydal. After the match, FTR grabbed the ringside doctor’s medical bag and used the scissors to try and cut Sydal’s hair. The lights went out and all three members of Jurassic Express returned to attack them.

— Jon Moxley cut a great promo claiming he’s the only one left who cares about Eddie Kingston despite all their issues, and would beat that lesson into him as many times as he needed. He also called out KENTA saying he was going to NJPW STRONG to break his neck.

Six-Man Tag Team Match: Jon Moxley & Lance Archer & Rey Fenix def. Eddie Kingston & The Butcher & The Blade. Crazy main event. Fenix was given plenty of time to shine and did some absolutely crazy stuff, but the driving thread of the match was Moxley/Kingston. In the end, Archer took everyone out on the floor leaving the two alone in the ring beating the hell out of each other. Kingston got him with the spinning back fist, but Mox completely shook it off, hit the Paradigm Shift and won.

— The Good Brothers ran out and attacked Jon Moxley. They held him back while Kenny Omega read the clause in Moxley’s big money contract that entitles him to a rematch for the title. He claimed that when he beat Mox at his own game people came up with excuses, so then he beat him in a wrestling match and they still deny him. If Moxley wants his rematch he can have it at AEW Revolution… in a Barbed Wire Exploding Death Match! Omega drilled him with the V-Trigger to close the show.

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John Silver Discusses Working As A WWE Extra, The Alex Reynolds Injury, & More

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AEW’s John Silver recently spoke with Chris Van Vliet about a range of topics, including his time working with WWE and Brodie Lee.

Silver spent time with WWE, working as an extra for the company, but he didn’t think it would ever go any further, claiming that unless you’re 6 foot 6, they do not care.


“No, because just the way that they do stuff. [In WWE] If you’re an extra, that means nothing, unless you are an extra that’s 6 foot 6 and jacked. If you’re not, they don’t care. How many people have been signed because they got squashed and WWE liked that? I knew it wasn’t very likely. Back in the day, they used to have you do matches during the day, and they would see if they liked you then. I’ve done extra work a bunch of times and I’ve had one match during the day against Alex. We had a good match it went 5 minutes, but I’m looking around and I don’t think anyone there is in a position to hire anyone. People said they liked it, but I never thought anything would come from it.”

Silver may not have worked out with WWE, but alongside Alex Reynolds, the two of them have become a compelling tag team for almost a decade. In AEW, they’ve thrived in The Dark Order, but in October there was a scary moment where Reynolds was legitimately hurt, and Silver reflected on that moment.

“I didn’t know until Billy Gunn realized. I didn’t see it happen, I think I was on the floor. Alex was in the corner, so I go up to Alex and he was fine talking to me. We had to do something coming up in the match. Billy Gunn was like “go check on him now.” I go up to Alex and say “Are you good.” and he’s like “Yeah I’m good.” But he’s just laying there. I’m like OK this is our spot. Then he starts to get up and I realize oh no he isn’t good. But the way he was talking to me was fine. He wasn’t slurring or anything weird. So once he got moving, I could have grabbed him and done everything myself, but at that point he’s up and he’s there. It was so quick. I was going to try and tell Nick [Jackson] hey he’s messed up, but at that point he’s already doing everything. I think I said it as it’s going on, but I don’t know if he heard me. Nick realized pretty quick as it’s going on that Alex is a little messed up there.”

The Being The Elite YouTube show has become a big part of The Dark Order’s success, with Silver getting to showcase a lot of his personality on the show, and he discussed how that came about and how creative the process is.

“I don’t know if it was Uno’s idea or Matt Jackson’s for us. He mentioned that we should do some recruitment bits for BTE. Uno said it would be good for Johnny and Alex. The first thing we filmed was a reason why we should recruit people. We had us in the room, Brody comes in, throws the papers at Uno and we saw so many comments about that bit. After that we knew we needed to film stuff. We need Brodie, we need the whole group.”

“BTE is 100% our ideas, 100% stuff we say. It’s just us being us, no one is telling us to do anything. It’s cool that people are liking it, because that means they are liking us as people. There’s not much of a character that I’m playing, it’s just us joking around really. It’s crazy how much that affects Dynamite. If you stuff on BTE, people will start chanting it at the Dynamite shows.”

Of course, Brodie Lee was also a huge part of The Dark Order, and his passing really rocked the wrestling world, who shared an outpouring of love and respect in stories about him. Silver talked about Brodie and what he was like as a person, making it clear how much he meant to him.

“He was the man. He was such a happy good guy. There was no negativity, he was always laughing, he would always have this big smile, especially with this big beard he had going on. But he’s just a good guy. He bought the ring jacket I have just because it would help me look more like a star if I had it. He also bought me matching gear that I wore at the Brodie show.

It was just supposed to be for the BTE sketch, and then I asked him he’s like I want to buy you this stuff it’s going to be cool. I’m like that’s so cool what’s the sketch. He’s like I don’t know, we’ll think of something. He didn’t have a real idea in mind, but he thought it would be funny if Silver dresses like me one day. It wasn’t cheap gear, altogether it cost over $1,000 that he spent on me that he didn’t have to, I didn’t ask for it. Just because he thought it would be good for BTE and for me and the skits we do.”

“He’s just super nice, always positive. I don’t think anyone has a bad thing to ever say about him. He was such a good guy, such a genuine guy and so funny too. We’re trying to get through these sketches, and he would purposely try his absolute hardest to make me laugh. If I laugh, we’ve got to do it again. You see so many sketches of him getting right into my face and screaming sh*t at me, and just trying to make me laugh. It always worked, which is why we had to start pretending we were crying because we were always laughing.”

You can check out the full interview with John Silver below, and thank you to Chris Van Vliet for sending across the quotes.

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Paul Wight Promises “Hall Of Fame Worthy” Signing At AEW Revolution

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A major surprise is being teased for this Sunday’s AEW Revolution pay-per-view.

While making his television debut for the promotion tonight on AEW Dynamite, wrestling legend Paul “Big Show” Wight announced that a “Hall of Fame worthy” talent is headed to Revolution this weekend in order to sign with All Elite Wrestling. The world’s largest athlete provided no clues as to the identity of this big surprise, only noting that it’s “not who you think”.


This news has sent wrestling fans on social media into full-blown speculation mode, as wes clearly AEW’s intent. Everyone from CM Punk to Christian, Kurt Angle, Dave Bautista and even Brock Lesnar has been suggested. Personally, I’m hoping it’s Pete Rose — a Hall of Fame worthy name if I’ve ever seen one.

Join us for AEW Revolution this Sunday as we all find out together!

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SHAQ Takes Monster Bump Through Two Tables, Jade Cargill Scores The Win

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SHAQ is now officially 1-0 in All Elite Wrestling.

The NBA icon lived up to his word and stepped into the wrestling ring this Wednesday night on AEW Dynamite, coming face-to-face with the “American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes in a heavily promoted tag team match.


SHAQ was in extraordinary shape and had clearly been training for the match, although Cody brashly claimed in an interview ahead of the bout that the 7-footer had “show muscles, not go-muscles”. That proved to be untrue, as Cody quite literally felt first hand.

The original plans for this program called for SHAQ and newcomer Jade Cargill, a physically imposing and clearly dominant new presence in AEW, against Cody and his wife Brandi Rhodes. The up-and-coming Red Velvet was given a major opportunity to fill in for Brandi when she announced her pregnancy.

The biggest spot of the match came when Cody hurled himself over the top rope, sending both himself and SHAQ crashing through two tables set up on the floor below. However, with the men taken out outside the ring, Cargill was able to score the pinfall victory over Red Velvet.

SHAQ was taken out of the arena on a stretcher after the match, selling his injuries, however when Tony Schiavone opened the ambulance trying to get a word with the 15-time NBA all-star he wasn’t inside.

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