Welcome to Ringside News’ live coverage of AEW Dynamite for November 25th, 2020. This is the final stop on the road to the special “Winter is Coming” episode next week, which will feature Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega for the AEW World Title.
The card for Dynamite tonight is as follows:
Hangman Page vs. John Silver
Hangman refuses a pre-match fist bump. Silver snaps off an armdrag and connects with a dropkick. Hangman fires back with a roaring elbow after Silver starts showing off. They exchange chops in the corner. Silver lands a flying crossbody and they continue to trade strikes as the intensity increases. Silver hits a nice snap german suplex for a two count. Hangman knocks him to the floor and lands a plancha. Back in, Hangman connects with a sliding lariat for a nearfall. He hits a fallaway slam and lands a running shooting star press but Silver won’t stay down. Silver counters the Buckshot Lariat with a hurricanrana and hits a german suplex. He follows with a brainbuster for a two count. Hangman weathers some kicks and lays in a lariat. He adds a sit-out powerbomb. Hangman connects with the Buckshot Lariat and it’s over.
Winner: Hangman Page (9:43; Buckshot Lariat)
Dark Order enters the ring. Evil Uno tries to convince Hangman to join the Dark Order, bashing the Elite. He tells Hangman that he knows where to find them.
Kenny Omega is interviewed backstage by Alex Marvez. He says that a year ago, he was nursing injuries from a war against Jon Moxley. Now, Moxley is the one injured. Omega says that Moxley has something that he wants – the AEW Title. That is the one accomplishment that he needs to be considered the best in the world. He tells Moxley to leave the garbage wrestling at home. Omega ends the interview by questioning how tough Moxley’s dad really was.
Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Lee Johnson
Will Hobbs received a name change! Hobbs pounces at the opening bell and sends Johnson to the floor. He throws Johnson into the barricade. In the ring, Hobbs hits a powerslam for the victory.
Winner: Powerhouse Hobbs (1:56; powerslam)
After the match, Taz cuts a promo complaining that AEW refuses to acknowledge the FTW Title. He demands that someone from management come out. Suddenly, his microphone is cut. Taz makes Justin Roberts give him a new one. That microphone gets cut as well, Cody Rhodes appears and tells Taz to move on. Next week, it will be Powerhouse Hobbs and Rick Starks against Cody and Darby Allin. Cody asks Taz why Taz’s son is training at Cody’s school if the FTW lifestyle is so powerful. Taz tells Cody that he went too far and puts Cody in a choke! The Nightmare Family comes to Cody’s aid as Taz leaves with his son.
Eddie Kingston is interviewed by Alex Marvez. He is disappointed in the Lucha Brothers. Jon Moxley interrupts and Kingston claims he didn’t attack him last week.
Top Flight (Darius and Dante Martin) vs. The Hybrid 2 (Angelico and Jack Evans)
Darius and Angelico wrestle to a stalemate. Darius snaps off a series of armdrags and connects with a dropkick. Dante misses a dropkick of his own and TH2 begin to work him over as head to commercial. Back from break, Dante roundhouse kicks Evans and makes the tag. Darius cleans house and connects with a missile dropkick on Evans. Top Flight hit an assisted sit-out powerbomb on Evans for a nearfall. They follow with consecutive dives to the floor. In the ring, Dante lands a frog splash on Evans for a two count. Evans catches Dante with a moonsault elbow and TH2 regain momentum. Dante reverses a splash mountain from Angelico into a code red. Evans takes out Darius on the floor. Angelico applies an Indian Deathlock on Dante for the win.
Winners: The Hybrid 2 (Angelico and Jack Evans) (10:43; Indian Deathlock on Dante)
The Young Bucks save Top Flight from a post-match attack.
Nyla Rose and Vickie Guerrero cut a promo backstage. They reaffirm their support for Jade Cargill and mock Brandi Rhodes.
They show a video package for FTR. They don’t care how good the match was against the Young Bucks, it was one of the worst nights of their career. Tully Blanchard promises that the titles are coming back to FTR.
The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho and Jake Hager) vs. SCU (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian)
The rest of the Inner Circle is at ringside, including MJF and Wardlow. Jericho and Daniels start the match, which is a pairing I’m glad to have seen happened. SCU control out of the gates with some double teaming. Hager turns the tide and the Inner Circle work over Kazarian. Daniels reenters the match with an enzuigiri on Hager followed by a sliding forearm. Santana trips up Daniels from ringside, allowing Hager to hit a spinebuster. Daniels finds himself isolated as we head to break. Back from commercial, the Inner Circle continue to work over Daniels. He eventually hits a flatliner on Jericho and makes the tag. Kazarian catches Hager in the ropes with a leg drop and follows with a springboard leg drop on Jericho. He wipes out Ortiz at ringside with a slingshot hurricanrana. Daniels stomps Jericho out of the corner and dives onto Hager at ringside. He lands a flying crossbody on Jericho for a two count. Daniels lands the Best Moonsault Ever on Hager but Jericho breaks up the pin attempt. MJF hits Daniels with his diamond ring and Jericho adds the Judas Effect for the win.
Winners: Chris Jericho and Jake Hager (11:01; Judas Effect on Daniels)
The Inner Circle attack SCU after the match until Scorpio Sky makes the save.
Kip Sabian and Miro debut their new segment, which is a videogame extravaganza. Orange Cassidy interrupts and the Best Friends attack. A brawl erupts in the backstage area.
Tony Schiavone is in the ring for the second attempt at a contract signing between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega. Moxley attacks Omega during his entrance. Moxley hits the Paradigm Shift in the ring. Moxley tells Omega that he hired a poor hitman last week, because he’s still standing. Moxley hypes the match next week and signs the contract.
The Inner Circle are backstage. MJF is furious that Kazarian punched him out. Jericho challenges Kazarian to a singles match next week.
AEW Women’s World Title: Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Anna Jay
They shove each other and Shida hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Jay blocks a running knee strike and sends Shida into the barricade. Jay takes over as we head to commercial. Back from break, Jay connects with a roundhouse kick and hits a blockbuster. She demands that Tay Conti give her a chair but the referee takes it away. This allows John Silver to give Jay a kendo stick to hit Shida. Jay locks in the Queenslayer but Shida rolls out. Shida hits a straight jacket german suplex and connects with a forearm strike. Shida connects with Tamashii to retain her title.
Winner: Hikaru Shida (7:32; Tamashii)
After the match, Abadon confronts Shida and holds up the title.
Matt Hardy cuts a promo backstage. He’s playing his heelish, arrogant character from BTE. Hardy talks down to the fans.
Next week: Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal; Chris Jericho vs. Frankie Kazarian; Darby Allin and Cody Rhodes vs. Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks; Britt Baker vs. Leyla Hirsch; Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega for the AEW World Title.
The Butcher and the Blade vs. PAC and Rey Fenix
Eddie Kingston joins commentary. Both teams start brawling before the opening bell. PAC and Fenix land stereo dives to the floor. Butcher bulldozes PAC with a crossbody and hits a gutwrench slam. Fenix catches Blade with a dropkick. PAC and Blade trade forearms. Fenix connects with a roundhouse kick on Butcher but awkwardly misses a springboard stunner. All four men are down as we head to break. Back from commercial, PAC and Fenix are working over Blade. He drapes Fenix across the top rope and makes the tag. Butcher authoritatively slams Fenix to the canvas and now Butcher and the Blade are in control. Fenix catches Blade with a handspring ace crusher and tags out. PAC cleans house with a series of kicks. Blade avoids a shooting star press and hits a powerslam. Butcher levels PAC with a lariat for a nearfall. Blade follows with a doctor bomb on PAC but Fenix breaks up the pin attempt. Eddie Kingston runs to ringside and attacks Fenix. Butcher and the Blade hit a double team powerbomb on Fenix for the victory.
Winners: Butcher and the Blade (13:15; double team powerbomb on Fenix)
Eddie Kingston’s unit attacks Death Triangle after the match. Kingston DDTs PAC onto a chair twice. Lance Archer of all people makes the save. Kingston bails but Archer clearly wants to fight him. Archer stands tall as Dynamite comes to an end.