Inner Circle vs. Best Friends & Friends
Orange Cassidy and Chris Jericho started out the match as their feud continues. As soon as the bell rings Jericho tags in Jake Hager. Cassidy used his traditional hands in the pocket tactic. An all out brawl broke out. Trent, Chuck Taylor, and Luchasaurus took out the opposition with moves off the top rope and through the ropes. The Inner Circle all ganged up and stomped on Trent. Marko Stunt has been trying to rally up his team at ringside. The heels had control for most of the match. Trent was trapped in the corner until Trent was able to hit a few counters and then tag in Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus came in and was able to give his team some momentum. Every wrestler used a move to take a wrestler out of the ring. Cassidy saved Luchasaurus from being hit by Jericho and the bat. Matt Hardy came to the ring and threw Sammy Guevara off the top rope while the referee was distracted.
Results: Best Friends & Friends defeat The Inner Circle via pinfall
Warhorse vs. Cody for the TNT Championship
Cody was as per usual accompanied by his manager Arn Anderson. Warhorse is making his AEW debut. Warhorse picked up a nearfall early and hit Cody with a few arm drag takedowns. Cody seemed frustrated and took a breather and strategized with Anderson. It almost seems like Cody is distracted. I do not know if this is part of a storyline or not because the same thing happened last week as well. During commercial, Cody was able to take advantage but then Warhorse regained the momentum shortly after we returned. Warhorse showed off his agility and versatility with his speed and moves off the top rope. A flying elbow to Cody almost won Warhorse the title. Cody was able to hit the figure four after Warhorse blocked at first but Warhorse tapped out. After the match two members of the Dark Order came to attack Warhorse and Cody. Matt Cardona makes his debut on AEW to help his friend Cody and Warhorse.
Results: Cody defeats Warhorse via submission to retain his TNT Championship
The Dark Order vs. Kenny Omega and Hangman Page for the AEW World Tag Team Championships
As Kenny Omega was entering the ring, Hangman Page went right after Stu Grayson and Evil Uno. Omega seemed confused and took his time entering the ring. Omega and Grayson started out for their teams. The champions made frequent tags with double team moves. Colt Cabana joined at commentary as well as Mr. Brodie Lee and new recruit Anna Jade. Evil Uno was tagged and took out both Omega and Page. Hangman Page and Omega were able to win in a hard fought match. After the match other members of The Dark Order tried to attack the champions until The Young Bucks and FTR came to help out the champions.
Results: Kenny Omega and Hangman Page defeat The Dark Order to retain the AEW World Tag Team Championships
Diamante vs. Hikaru Shida for the AEW Women’s Championship
Diamante earned her right to face Shida after her win last week on Dynamite. Shida showed off her strong striking abilities early. Shida was controlling most of the match until Diamante hit Shida with several chops and then a cutter. Diamante was then able to regain control and turn up the tempo. Shida then hit a delayed vertical suplex and then a running knee for the win.
Results: Hikaru Shida defeats Diamante via pinfall
Jon Moxley and Darby Allin vs. Brian Cage and Ricky Starks in a No Disqualification Tornado Tag Team Match
In the Main Event, we see Darby Allin team up with the AEW World Champion after returning and helping Moxley fight off the new alliance of Cage and Starks. Ever since Cage arrived in AEW, he has set his eyes on Jon Moxley and his championship. Weirdly, Allin never came out when his music hit until after Cage and Starks came to the ring Allin attacked them from behind. Cage had the advantage over Moxley while Allin had the advantage over Starks. All four of these competitors are very talented with bright futures in this company. After the commercial break the heels had the advantage. A garbage can and steel chair were brought out during the match. Cage and Starks double teamed Moxley to put him through the can but Allin broke up the pin at two. Moxley and Allin used a double team move of their own on Cage. Allin brought a skateboard that had thumbtacks on the back and hit Starks with it off the top rope. Moxley then locked in an armbar to Cage.
Results: Jon Moxley and Darby Allin defeat Brian Cage and Ricky Starks via pinfall
Analysis: This weeks episode of AEW was very good. I enjoyed every match. I would give this show an A-.