Welcome to Ringside News’ live results coverage of AEW Fight For The Fallen.
Tonight continues AEW’s run of pseudo-PPV’s, with the main event seeing Jon Moxley defend the AEW Championship against the FTW Champion, Brian Cage. Is Moxley going to win tonight? Yes. Is Cage going to look strong but lose momentum? Yes. Would it have made more sense to present Cage with the FTW belt after he lost tonight, therefore denying he lost and making the belt mean something? Yes. Welcome to AEW.
That’s not the only title match happening tonight, as Cody faces Sonny Kiss for the TNT Championship. Kiss was scheduled to compete in the match, then unscheduled, and so AEW fans complained on Twitter until Sonny got his match back. The only other announced matches sees FTR face Lucha Bros. – which will hopefully be more FTR than Lucha Bros. – and Jurassic Express Vs. The Elite for absolutely no reason whatsoever.
And that’s the card for tonight Fight For The Fallen. AEW seeks to regain its footing in the ratings, so follow along here to see how things go and let us know what you think. Enjoy the show!
AEW Fight For The Fallen 2020 kicks off Cody coming out for the TNT open challenge.
The bell rings and Cody runs across the ring to kick Sonny. Cody lifts him up and drapes him on the top rope for a rebound suplex, then does some push-ups. Arn fires back but Cody drops him with a Disaster Kick for a two-count. Sonny rolls out and Arn tells Cody to get his ass in gear.
Sonny forearms Cody, then throws him outside. Sonny shoves the cameraman, then kicks Cody in the back. Back in the ring, Sonny lands a few big kicks, then takes too long to pose and taunt, allowing Cody to grab him in a full nelson. Sonny breaks the hold then hits a one-legged dropkick and a T-bone suplex.
Kiss avoids a powerslam, then hits a hurricanrana. Sonny does a Matrix-style dodge of Cody followed by a headscissors. Sonny slaps Cody in the corner, then hits axes and O’s for a two-count. Sonny attempts a split-legged leg drop from up top but nobody’s home. Cody looks for CrossRhodes but Sonny reverses it and hits it on Cody for a near-fall.
Kiss hits a 450 splash for a near-fall. Sonny attempts a headscissors using the ropes but Cody tosses him over the ropes onto the ramp. Cody goes out and hits an Alabama Slam to Kiss on the ramp, then puts him back inside for a pin but Kiss got the bottom rope. Cody kicks the ribs, then hits a VerteBreaker for a near-fall.
Cody takes his belt off, then lifts Sonny onto the top rope. Rhodes hits a superplex for another near-fall. Sonny goes for a roll-up but Cody kicks out and applies an Omoplata. Kiss reaches the ropes to force the break, then counters Cody and sends him into the buckles face-first. Kiss hits some big forearms but Cody hits CrossRhodes out of nowhere.
Still to come, The Elite Vs. Jurassic Express, Chris Jericho has something to say, the debut of The Nightmare Sisters, and Brian Cage challenges Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship.
We start the match with Dax and Pentagon Jr., and the Lucha Bro fires off with right hands and forearms that drop him. Dax starts to fire back but eats a big superkick. Fenix tags in and they hit a double-team kick, then botch a wheelbarrow splash.
Cash blind-tags in and they hit a double-team backbreaker/elbow drop. Cash forces Fenix to the corner and chops him, then tags Dax for an elbow drop. Dax hits some snap leg drops, then tags Cash again but Fenix rolls him up and in comes Pentagon for a double team. Dax gets knocked off the apron and Fenix kicks him from the apron. The Lucha’s pose as we head to the break.
Back live and the Lucha’s are beating Cash but Dax gets the tag and hits both with right hands. Dax hits snap suplexes to Fenix, then suplexes Pentagon onto him. Big lariat to Pentagon, then a release powerbomb into the buckles. Dax tags Cash and gets sent outside, while Fenix kicks Cash and tags Pentagon.
Lucha Bro’s hit a splash and a leg-drop for a two-count. Fenix tags back in and they look for the package piledriver but Wheeler avoids it, then tags Dax to hit a powerbomb/bulldog for a near-fall. Pentagon tags in and goes up top but Harwood grabs him and hits a superplex. Fenix blind tagged in and looks for a splash but eats knees. The same happens to Cash and both teams are down.
Both teams get up and stare each other down, with FTR giving them the middle finger, then it breaks down into a brawl. Pentagon hits Cash with a slingblade, then looks for a piledriver on the apron but Wheeler fights out. Cash hits a suicide dive into a DDT through the ropes, but Fenix hits the splash from up top to wipe him out.
Fenix throws Dax inside, then hits a hook kick. He looks to do it again but Dax grabs his mask and rips it off, then rolls him up for the pinfall!
After the match, The Butcher and The Blade are standing by FTR’s truck, but The Young Bucks come up from behind and superkick them both. The Bucks come towards the ring with the keys to the truck, and out comes Kenny Omega with a cooler.
Kenny hands FTR beers as an apology for throwing it out last week, but Dax and Cash pour it over his head. The Bucks hold Kenny back as FTR leave.
Le Champion comes out with Jake Hager, Santana, and Ortiz, and he’s carrying a bottle of orange juice. Jericho reminds us that last week he defeated Orange Cassidy in the main event. He also claims he won the ratings war, then explains that AEW is winning in the demographics – as a side note, that is pathetic.
He says he understands the concept of drawing money. Cassidy wants a rematch, the sponsors want a rematch, the advertiser wants a rematch, but they aren’t getting one. Orange had his chance. Jericho congratulates OC on main eventing last week, then takes a drink and pours the orange juice out for Cassidy’s “dead career”.
Orange Cassidy comes out through the crowd and stares at Jericho in the ring. Jericho says OC showed he can go but he doesn’t have what it takes; he’s a lazy, entitled sloth. There will never be a rematch, so he can shove his sunglasses up his a$$. Jericho tells him to get out, but Orange lifts a thumb into the air, then turns it upside down. Orange juice then falls from the roof onto The Inner Circle and Ortiz attempts swimming in it like Vince in the beer. Jericho is furious, screaming that his jacket cost $7000.
Chris Jericho has joined the commentary team but he’s soaked and furious.
The match starts with Jungle Boy and Nick Jackson and a lock-up. Nick hits a springboard arm-drag, then Jungle Boy does the same thing. They trade pinfall attempts, then Nick drops JB with a kick. Nick looks for a springboard X-Factor but JB avoids it and poses. We see Hangman Page drinking at a bar.
Luchasauras gets the tag along with Omega, but Marko Stunt tags himself in. They lock-up and Kenny slams Stunt down, then does it again. Omega offers a handshake but then takes it away and laughs – because why wouldn’t he be a babyface with FTR but a heel now? Omega gets mad when Stunt shoves him, then takes a headscissors and a dropkick.
Stunt feigns a punch and Omega falls down holding his hands up for mercy. Matt Jackson and Luchasauras tag in, and the dinosaur throws Matt up into the air, then kicks him for a two-count. Stunt tags in, then tags Jungle Boy, and they hit a triple-team headscissors with JB and Sauras knocking The Elite to the floor. JB hits an arm-drag and Stunt hits a headscissors to Matt.
Nick Jackson kicks Stunt from the apron, then dives onto Luchasauras, then Omega dives onto Jurassic Express at ringside. We head to commercial.
Back live and Jungle Boy wipes out Matt Jackson, then tags are made to Nick and Luchasauras. The dino superkicks Omega, then beats on all three Elite. Luchasauras ducks stereo superkicks, then hits a roundhouse kick to Matt and a moonsault to Nick for a two-count. FTR have joined Hangman Page at the bar.
Omega tees off on Luchasauras but eats a headbutt. Omega delivers a V-Trigger, then another and a snap dragon suplex. Mark comes off the top but he gets a snap dragon, then Jungle Boy too. Jurassic Express is lying on the ropes and Omega politely waits until they throw Marko up and he hits a headscissors.
The Bucks pull Stunt and JB from the ring and slam them into the apron, then they hit superkicks to Luchasauras. The Elite combine to hit a Tiger Driver ’98. Jungle Boy slams Matt and Stunt hits a 450 splash for a near-fall, then Nick throws Marko over the ropes onto JB and Luchasauras. Marko hits a preposterous Canadian Destroyer off of Luchasauras’ shoulders to Matt Jackson.
Omega gets the tag and comes in against Marko. Snap dragon from Omega lands Stunt on his head, then looks for the V-Trigger but Luchasauras gets in the way to take it. Omega hits one to Marko, then drops Jungle Boy. Omega looks for the One-Winged Angel but Stunt rolls him up for a near-fall. V-Trigger and a One-Winged Angel from Omega.
After the match Omega starts punching Marko Stunt again but The Bucks stop him. Kenny says Marko tried to kill Matt Jackson but Nick talks him down. Kenny tries to apologise but Jurassic Express aren’t having it. Omega sits in the corner and talks to himself.
Hikaru Shida is interviewed backstage and she says she is always ready for Nyla Rose. She says AEW doesn’t have a lot of female competitors but it doesn’t have too be Nyla, she is ready.
We see a promo from Moxley, in which he says he gets to go out there tonight and purge a great many things. You can’t take anything for granted in life and tonight they fight for the fallen, their loved ones and their heroes. He says Taz reckons he can’t hit a Paradigm Shift on Brian Cage because he’s too big, but maybe he won’t even try. Instead he’s gonna rip Brian Cage’s recently repaired bicep off the bone.
The match starts with Brandi and Kenzie, and Rhodes drops Page with a big boot. Brandi whips Page to the corner and tags Allie. Brandi hits a snapmare, then Allie hits a sliding clothesline. Allie knees Kenzi a few times, then Brandi blind tags in and hits a superkick.
Page fires back with right hands, but Brandi ducks a lariat and hits a slingblade. Allie and MJ get tags, and it’s Allie who comes in hot with an uppercut and a bulldog. Brandi intercepts Page with a spear, then Allie hits an elbow slam for the win.
Nyla Rose comes out for an interview with Dasha. She’s asked who her new manager is but Nyla refuses to answer it. She wants to let her manager say it for herself, and out comes Vickie Guerrero.
Vickie says when her and Nyla decide to go after the Women’s Championship everyone will know. Vickie addresses the women’s division and says they all need to squash any theories they have about being good, and that Nyla will steal all their dreams.
Next week on Dynamite, Jurassic Express will face Jericho & Hager, Cody will defend the TNT Championship, The Young Bucks face The Butcher & The Blade in a Falls Count Anywhere match, and we will see two new women compete.
Brian Cage, the FTW Champion, comes out alongside Taz for the main event.
Moxley attacks Cage as soon as he gets in the ring, and forces the big man to the corner. Moxley punches the gut but Cage bounces out with a big lariat, then slams Moxley into he buckles with his shoulder. Cage lands repeated lariats, then hits a short-arm clothesline. Moxley looks for a Fujiwara Armbar but Cage lifts him up, curls him a few times, then throws him overhead.
Cage whips Moxley to the buckles, then hits a running uppercut and an enziguiri. Moxley hits a missile dropkick off the middle rope, then snaps Cage’s previously injured left arm over the bottom rope. Moxley continues targeting the arm and snaps it over his shoulder. Snapmare and a kick to the chest earns Jon a one-count.
Cage avoids another armbar and punches Moxley, then hits a back suplex. Moxley snaps Cage’s arm across the top rope and he falls to the floor, so Jon hits a suicide dive. Cage slams Moxley into the barricade, then drags him through the crowd area but there’s no count-out for some reason. Moxley wraps Cage’s arm around a barricade and bends it.
Moxley brings a barricade to ringside and leans it against the apron and looks for the Paradigm Shift but Cage counters with a German suplex into the steel.
We come back to see Cage hit Moxley with a torture rack slam, then a camel clutch. Moxley fights up but eats an elbow from Cage and gets knocked to the floor. Cage goes out after him and suplexes Jon onto an unfolded steel chair.
Back inside the ring, Moxley gets a roll-up for two, then slams Cage into the buckles for a near-fall. Moxley lands some stiff right forearms but runs into a powerslam. Cage leaps for a moonsault but nobody’s home, then Moxley hits a dropkick. Moxley counters Cage and hits a Paradigm Shift for a two-count.
Moxley attacks Brian in the corner and puts him on the top rope for a superplex and a near-fall. Cage kicks out but Moxley gets a kimura in. Cage powers out with a powerbomb into the buckles, then hits a suplex from the apron into the ring. Moxley avoids the Drill Claw and applies an armbar. Cage turns Moxley over but Moxley counters into an armbar on the other arm. Taz throws in the towel.
After the match, Cage hits Moxley with the FTW title and starts beating on him. The lights go out and when they come up Darby Allin is on the top rope, he jumps off and hits Cage with the skateboard. Cage retreats with Taz as Moxley and Allin have a staredown.
And that’s it for this year’s AEW Fight For The Fallen. Let us know what you thought of the show and be sure to check out our results for NXT. I’ll see you on Sunday for The Horror Show at Extreme Rules. Until then, stay safe!