This week's jam-packed episode of All Elite Wrestling Dynamite was main-evented by The Young Bucks taking on Santana and Ortiz in a Texas Street Fight. We also had Cody in action as he teamed up with QT Marshall to take on the Butcher and the Blade. Also on the card, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page joined forces to take on the team on 'Superbad' Kip Sabian and Shawn Spears. Tonight's episode of Dynamite also saw Jon Moxley in action as well as Chris Jericho coming out and making Moxley a huge offer.
Jox Moxley vs Alex Reynolds
Jon Moxley kicked off the night in singles action against Alex Reynolds. Mox wasted no time and immediately hit Reynolds with the Paradigm Shift to pick up the win. Reynolds' tag-team partner John Silver tried to attack Mox from behind after the match but ate a Paradigm Shift of his own for his troubles.
Jon Moxley def. Alex Reynolds
Chris Jericho and the Inner Circle came out after the match to confront Jon Moxley. Jericho got inside the ring while the rest of the Inner Circle circled the ring. Jericho recounted their history together before saying that Moxley was the top guy in AEW. Jericho then tried to get Jon Moxley to join forces with the Inner Circle by telling Moxley that with him, they would be unstoppable.
Jericho added that he knew Moxley needed time to make his decision. Moxley didn't look too swayed by Jericho's pitch. The Inner Circle left the arena at this point, leaving Moxley in the ring, still thinking about Jericho's pitch to join his group.
Cody and QT Marshall vs The Butcher and The Blade (w/ The Bunny)
Cody and The Blade started off the AEW match, locking up before Cody forced him into the corner, making a clean break before continuing with punches in the corner. The Blade couldn't keep up with Cody and was forced to tag in The Butcher. Cody tagged in his partner in turn.
Marshall was stopped in his track by The Bunny who grabbed his foot from ringside. While Marshall was distracted, The Blade launched himself through the ropes, taking him out. The Blade and The Butcher dominated Marshall until Cody was tagged back in.
Cody and Marshall showed great teamwork at this point and came close to winning the match. Marshall hit The Blade with a Cross Rhodes of his own followed by a Swanton Bomb for the near-fall. The Butcher sent Cody face-first into the mat at this point before they turned their attention to Marshall. The Butcher and the Blade finished Marshall off with a vertical suplex/backstabber combo for the win.
The Butcher and The Blade def. Cody and QT Marshall
MJF calls out Cody
MJF was out next and his heavy Wardlow wasn't far behind. MJF made his way down to the ring and took the mic. Instead of going straight for Cody, MJF called one of the ring hands into the ring and admonished him for laughing at him last week. MJF forced the guy to kiss his ring before hitting him with the Double Cross.
After this, MJF turned his attention to his former best friend. MJF called Cody out for taking shots at him last week and calling him a "knockoff Chris Jericho". MJF finally agreed to wrestle Cody but added that he would only reveal the stipulation he wanted on the 1st Jan episode of Dynamite.
Big Swole vs Emi Sakura
Big Swole was in action next, taking on Emi Sakura after securing her AEW contract earlier this week. Swole looked to impress but Sakura totally dominated the early stages of the match including her patented Romero Special. Every time Swole tried to go on the front foot, Sakura saw her coming and stopped her in her tracks.
As the match went on, Swole started getting more offense in including a great spot with Sakura's mic stand followed by a Spear. The finish saw Big Swole hit Sakura with the Dirty Dancing to pick up a massive win.
Big Swole def. Emi Sakura
Hangman Page and Kenny Omega vs Shawn Spears and Kip Sabian
Hangman Page and Kip Sabian started the match off with Sabian trying to pound his much larger opponent into submission. Page booted Sabian away before throwing Spears out of the ring. Page then tagged Kenny Omega in and both men dished out a series of knife-edged chops to Kip Sabian.
The heels finally managed to blindside Hangman Page and isolate him in their corner. Sabian pulled Page out of the ring at one point, but the Hangman dodged an attempted clothesline and rolled back into the ring to tag in Kenny Omega. Omega took out both Kip Sabian and Shawn Spears, sending them rolling out to ringside, before looking to hit a dive. Penelope Ford got on the apron at this point to stop Omega in his tracks. This gave the heels an opening as Shawn Spears blindsided Omega with a backstabber. Penelope Ford got involved at ringside, hitting Page with a hurricanrana.
Spears had the referee distracted at this point as Sabian and Ford unloaded on Omega. The lights went out soon after this and we saw Tully Blanchard tied up on the entrance ramp. This was Joey Janela's handiwork and Shawn Spears left the ring to save his mentor.
Omega and Page made short work of Kip Sabian after this. Page pinned Omega after hitting him with the Buckshot Lariat.
Hangman Page and Kenny Omega def. Shawn Spears and Kip Sabian
Luchasaurus vs Sammy Guevara
Despite the size difference, Sammy Guevara made a stellar start to the match. Guevara used his speed to avoid Luchasaurus' offense and get in some shots of his own. This was until Luchasaurus booted Guevara out of the ring. Luchasaurus followed Guevara out and hit him with chops at ringside before rolling him back in. Guevara replied with a boot while Luchasaurus was trying to get back in the ring.
Guevara followed it up with a dive over the top rope before going and getting his phone to record for his vlog. This gave Lucasaurus an opening and the big man took it with both hands. The big man went for a chokeslam but Guevara broke free and hit back with a series of boots. Luchasaurus hit back with a superkick. Guevara replied with a Tornado DDT before heading to the top rope. Guevara missed his moonsault but landed on his feet. Luchasaurus caught him by the throat and planted him face-first into the mat for the win.
Luchasaurus def. Sammy Guevara
Jericho and Jake Hager, who were sitting at the commentary booth, ran down to the ring. Jungle Boy briefly pinned Jericho while Marko Stunt did the unofficial 3-count.
Santana and Ortiz vs The Young Bucks (Texas Street Fight)
Santana, Ortiz and Sammy Guevara attacked The Young Bucks on the ramp during their entrance. The Bucks' friend Brandon Cutler tried to get involved but Proud and Powerful powerbombed him through the stage for his troubles. The Young Bucks replied with Superkicks and turned their attention to Sammy Guevara, hitting him with Indytaker on the entrance ramp. Matt Jackson then climbed a part of the stage and launched himself at Ortiz, who was laid out on a table. This only got a 2-count and the action soon headed into the ring.
Santana and Ortiz had a trash can on Nick Jackson and unloaded on him with a kendo stick. Matt Jackson came in with a Dallas Cowboys helmet on his head, taking out both Santana and Ortiz with a spear. Matt Jackson then hit Santana with a backdrop out of the ring and through a table at ringside. Ortiz then sent Jackson over the top rope himself and through another table. Ortiz then launched himself through the ropes at Nick Jackson, both men crashing through another table at ringside.
Proud N Powerful turned their action to Nick Jackson, double-teaming him and then unloading on him with a trash can lid. Matt Jackson turned the tide at this point, coming in with a trash can of his own and striking Ortiz in the head. He then set the can up on Ortiz and launched himself at Santana. Nick Jackson hit a moonsault onto the can and went for the cover. Jake Hager came out at this point and pulled out the referee. Nick Jackson accidentally took out the referee at this point.
Dustin Rhodes came out to even the odds, immediately attacking Jake Hager. The Young Bucks had Ortiz where they wanted him in the middle of the ring and hit him with an incredible sequence finished off with a moonsault from Matt Jackson. Jackson went for the cover but there was no one to make the count. Referee Aubrey Edwards ran out but Ortiz kicked out.
Santana and Ortiz set up 2 chairs in the ring, looking to hit a Street Sweeper. Nick Jackson saved his brother by pushing Santana off the top rope and through a table. The Bucks had the numbers advantage now and they hit Ortiz with a Meltzer Driver onto a chair for the win.
The Young Bucks def. Santana and Ortiz