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AEW Dynamite Results
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Chris Jericho makes his way to the commentary table, as he’ll be providing a little bit of the color for tonight’s show, alongside Jim Ross and Tony Sciavone.
There are about 500 people in attendance tonight and they’re all mic’d very well. Jericho takes a minute to bask in the crowd singing his theme song for the first time in way, way too long.
#1 Contender’s Tag Team Gauntlet Match
So here’s how this one works. The #4 team will start against the #3 ranked team. The winner wrestles #2, and that winner wrestles #1. Whoever wins the gauntlet moves on to ALL OUT to face Hangman Page and Kenny Omega for the titles. It’s actually really smart, as the #4 ranked team will have to work 3x harder than the top ranked team to earn their way in.
The Natural Nightmares (#4) vs. The Young Bucks (#3)
Dustin gets in some serious shots early in, but the Bucks quickly take over and out-pace their opponents with some lightning quick offense, alternating in with quick tags. QT is taken out on the floor early, and the Bucks go to work on Dustin.
Rhodes eventually fights back and surprises Matt with a Canadian Destroyer, making the hot tag to his partner. QT cleans house with clotheslines and tries for a double QT Special, but the Bucks sidestep and catch him with stereo superkicks. The BTE Trigger connects, and it’s over.
The Young Bucks (#3) vs. Best Friends (#2)
Matt hits an early springboard facebuster on Chuck and tries to roll into a moonsault off the apron, but Trent sidesteps and takes him out. Best Friends double team Matt for several minutes with tandem moves, working his arm and slowing Jackson down as much as they can. Working the advantage of being the fresh team.
They set up for a piledriver on the apron but Matt wriggles free, superkicks one, and hits a Northern Lights suplex on the other. In comes Nick, hitting a train of Northern Lights on Trent. He trades punches with Chuck, starts to throw forearms at both, but he turns around into a big spinebuster.
Matt nearly gets the hot tag, but Best Friends knock him off the apron and do their hug spot in the middle of the ring. Strong Zero coming, but Nick rolls em up for a very close nearfall. Nick gets the tag and lights up both opponents with knife-edge chops. Matt hangs up Trent on the apron, and his brother takes them both to the floor with a senton.
Back in the ring, Matt connects with an assisted 450 splash with Trent in the ropes, but still can’t get the three. The Bucks set up for the Meltzer Driver, but Hangman Page jumps the barricade and trips Matt Jackson off the apron! Trent rolls up Nick! 1… 2… 3!
Best Friends (#2) vs. FTR (#1)
Chuck nearly an early three after knocking one of the FTR off the apron and rolling up the other. He actually had a visual three-count, but for whatever reason the ref just stood there for like literally 5 seconds before realizing he should be counting.
FTR slows things down, working over Chuck and going after the knee. Cash comes off the top rope with a stomp to the knee, while Dax has a Figure Four locked in. Dax then simply locks in a submission on the knee and gets the win. Most of that took place during the commercial, I guess.
Winners & New #1 Contenders: FTR
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