6/10 AEW Dynamite results: live review of Powell de Cody against Marq Quen for the TNT championship, FTR against The Butcher & The Blade, Orange Cassidy and Best Friends against Santana, Ortiz and Jake Hager, Hikaru Shida and Kris Statlander against Nyla Rose and Penelope Ford, Colt Cabana against Sammy Guevara

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By Jason Powell, Publisher ProWrestling.net (@prowrestlingnet)

AEW Dynamite (Episode 36)
Live from Jacksonville, Florida at Daily’s Place
Broadcast on June 10, 2020 on TNT

[Hour One] The show opened with a recap of last week’s edition of Dynamite… The broadcast team of Jim Ross, Excalibur and Tony Schiavone checked comments while shots of wrestling spectators, including Britt Baker in his basket, were broadcast. The broadcast team went through the program of the show …

Chris Jericho entered while holding a baseball bat and joined the broadcast team for the evening. Jericho said the world has been waiting for him in the comments since he and Schiavone called the show …

1. “FTR” Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood versus The Butcher and The Blade. Ring announcer Justin Roberts returned and delivered the presentations. FTR drove a truck in the side entrance area of ​​Daily’s Place (same location as last week). Wheeler sold a shoulder injury at one point, then wound up Butcher for a count of two after Butcher lowered his guard.

Jericho said it was a mouth, meat and potato match, and added that they could use more in AEW. Later, Harwood performed a superplex on The Blade, then Wheeler performed a top rope splash for a near fall. Shots of AEW managers Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson and Jake Roberts at various locations in the spectator area. In the end, FTR hit a spike of piledriver on The Blade and picked up the pin …

FTR defeated The Butcher and The Blade in 10:20.

After the match, Schiavone entered the ring to interview FTR. Harwood spoke of AEW as the pinnacle of professional wrestling. The Young Bucks are out. Nick Jackson congratulated them on a great game. Matt Jackson thanked them for saving them from a jam the last time they crossed paths. Matt said the FTR did not show up correctly.

Matt introduced himself and his brother and said that they have only worn team wrestling on their backs for the past decade and a half. Matt said they were the best AEW tag team and said, “It’s really nice to meet you, finally. The Bucks offered handshakes, but The Butcher and The Blade attacked the Bucks from behind. FTR intervened, but Jimmy Havoc and Kip Sabian joined the attack. Kenny Omega and Hangman Page are out and the two heel teams have left the ring. There were jaws between FTR, the Bucks, and Omega and Page on pause… [C]

Powell POV: FTR used the Shatter Machine (or whatever it was called in AEW) during the match, but it is worth noting that the spike piledriver was used instead in the finisher. It is also interesting to see Anderson, Blanchard and Roberts watching the game from the crowd. The broadcast team noted that the finisher used by FTR was made famous by Anderson and Blanchard. Anderson has told Starrcast that he is interested in running The Revival (now FTR), so it will be interesting to see if they are working on it. The post-match scene continues the slow rise of the FTR confrontation against Bucks and may have teased a match in threes with the AEW Champions Tag Champions. By the way, I’m replacing Jake Barnett this week. He had a labor dispute tonight, but is expected to return next week.

Dasha Gonzalez was behind the scenes with Dustin Rhodes, QT Marshall, Brandi Rhodes and Allie. Dasha has informed The Natural Nightmares that they will get a hit against Kenny Omega and Hangman Page to win the AEW Tag titles next week. Brandi disputed that Allie is wearing a Nightmare Family jacket. Marshall continued to show signs of being blinded by Allie. Dustin gave him a talk on how to get in the game for the opportunity they have …

Powell POV: I really don’t have the screenplay of Allie and Marshall who mostly played on AEW Dark. We saw her as The Bunny and it’s no secret that she’s married to The Blade, but apparently we’re supposed to forget her or believe that Marshall doesn’t know it? Strange.

2. AEW female champion Hikaru Shida and Kris Statlander against Nyla Rose and Penelope Ford. Statlander went into the ring before the game and had his nose bitten with the babyface spectator wrestlers. The heels attacked the babyfaces to start the match. Rose was working on Statlander when the show stopped a few minutes after the match started. [C]

Statlander had a great streak that kicked Rose and then kicked her again to knock her down. Ross and Jericho recognized the death of Johnny “Mr. Wrestling II ”Walker. Statlander picked up a solid near fall on Rose. Shida entered. Rose retaliated and placed the two opponents on the upper rope, then went to the ropes and jumped on both.

Ford scored in the match and was struck by a falcon arrow by Shida for a near fall. Sabian unleashed Shida, then Statlander dived on Sabian. Rose took advantage of the distraction to slide AEW’s female title belt to Ford, who hit Shida with her, then performed a fisherman’s suplex and scored the pin…

Nyla Rose and Penelope Ford beat Hikaru Shida and Kris Statlander in 10:15.

Powell POV: A pretty good tag match that sets up Ford for the title. By the way, I thought I spotted Vickie Guerrero earlier, but it was actually Rebel. My apologies, I saw the black hair for a second and assumed it was Vickie. I removed the Vickie reference to avoid further confusion.

Darby Allin was presented to an unidentified location, saying that he was not medically authorized and that he did not care. Skateboard legend Tony Hawk arrived and told Allin that he didn’t need medical advice to skate wherever they were. Allin has been shown repeatedly crashing and burning while trying to make a smart move until he succeeds …

Jericho acknowledged that Tony Hawk was in Allin’s video. Jericho figured that Allin was a sick monster. Ross has put together a video package for Britt Baker. Baker’s video showed Baker’s rehabilitation while getting help from Rebel … [C]

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3. Jake Hager, Santana and Ortiz vs. Orange Cassidy and “Best Friends” Chuck Taylor and Trent. The heels attacked the babyface trio to start the match. Best Friends came back with Sole Food in a suplex suit. Taylor dived Santana and Ortiz at the edge of the ring. The Inner Circle trio bounced back and worked on Taylor before a freeze frame. [C]

[Hour Two] Late in the game, Santana and Ortiz settled in for their Street Sweeper finish on Cassidy, but Taylor pushed Santana off the top rope. Cassidy rolled Ortiz into a pin for the victory…

Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor and Trent defeated Jake Hager, Santana and Ortiz in 10:10.

After the match, Jericho rushed into the ring with his baseball bat “Floyd” and joined the other members of the inner circle to attack the babyface trio. Jericho punched Taylor and Trent in the ribs, then stuck the handle in Cassidy’s head. Jericho brought a bag of oranges to the ring.

Jericho chewed on Cassidy, who was bleeding from the forehead. Hager and Ortiz held Cassidy while Jericho hit him with the bag of oranges. Jericho hit Cassidy a second time with the oranges, which then fled to Jericho when he held them afterwards. “Cassidy Blood Orange has just been extracted,” Jericho said on the house microphone … [C]

Powell POV: An entertaining match. The result made sense since best friends are tough for tag titles at the Fyter Fest, and the post-match game continued to build Jericho against Cassidy. The only rough part was Cassidy wincing, turning and blocking with his arm when Jericho first hit him with the oranges. Nevertheless, I like the fact that Jericho works with the popular Cassidy and we see the Inner Circle moving away from his long feud with The Elite.

Schiavone stood at the edge of the ring and was going to interview Billy Gunn and Austin Gunn, but MJF interrupted him. MJF complained that Jungle Boy had a title run before him and complained of favoritism. Gunn chewed on MJF, who barked after trying to get another of his sons to work at AEW. Gunn caught MJF, who called Wardlow. Gunn released MJF and said, “Never” while Wardlow smiled at him …

Ross has put together a video package that summarizes Colt Cabana being offered a place in the Dark Order faction…

4. Sammy Guevara against Colt Cabana. Guevara used his scooter when entering. Guevara and Cabana came and went with the middle finger before the bell. Guevara did a nice flip dive on Cabana before an early PIP break. [C]

At the end of the break, Ross said the two men had just suffered heavy losses and needed a win. Cabana performed his version of the bionic elbow, then jumped from the middle rope. When Guevara rolled out of the way, Cabana landed on his feet, then splashed on Guevara.

Cabana grabbed Guevara on the top rope and slammed him into the ring. Cabana followed with a moonsault of upper cord for a near fall. Cabana brought Guevara around and settled in for a Chicago Skyline paver. Cabana slipped, then Guevara hit Cabana with a version of the GTS and scored the pin.

Sammy Guevara beat Colt Cabana in 7:25.

After the match, Evil Uno and Stu Grayson went on stage. The rest of the Order of Darkness and leader Brodie Lee are out. Lee approached Cabana and helped him get up. The Order of Darkness headed backwards while Cabana looked confused and Ross wondered if Lee’s gesture was a metaphor for something bigger.

Once alone in the ring, Guevera took the microphone and began to brag. Matt Hardy came in. Guevara barked to cut Hardy’s music. Hardy said he had no problem with Guevara and said he reminded him of a younger version of himself. Hardy said that no matter how much Guevara was hit, he always got up.

Hardy described Guevara as the future of AEW. Guevara nodded. Hardy said that to reach his full potential, Guevara had to move away from Chris Jericho. Protesta Guevara. Hardy went through a few notes about himself while some facts about Matt were displayed in an on-screen graph. Hardy turned into Broken Matt. Hardy said these events must be documented. He yelled Delete several times as Guevara made his way to the ring…

Powell POV: Yes, Guevara beat Cabana with a version of the CM Punk finisher. The broadcast team didn’t recognize it and that’s probably for the best. The loss of Cabana made sense because of its history with the Order of Darkness. The story of Hardy and Guevara is interesting, Hardy continuing to say that he has no problem with him. I wish there was a way to assess whether the Hardy multiple personalities bit works, but it’s really hard to say without real fans in attendance.

A video of Joey Janela has been released. It was shown in a bar and then on a street. He sometimes said that he wondered if his best days were behind him and that he had lost his sense of direction in the past six months or so. Sonny Kiss stopped in a convertible. Janela joined him in the car, and Kiss walked away while a “to be continued” graphic appeared on the screen … [C]

Behind the scenes, Dasha caught up with Cabana and asked him if his losses to Jericho and Guevara had brought him here. Cabana knocked on the cloakroom door of the Order of Darkness and entered the room without answering his question …

The broadcast team briefly talked about Cabana. Excalibur said it was not the Cabana he knew. They exaggerated Billy Gunn against MJF, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page against Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall for the AEW label titles, and a TNT championship game, “The Sex Gods” Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara against Best Friends and “Superbad »Death Squad» Kip Sabian and Jimmy Havoc against The Young Bucks for next week’s show…

Alex Marvez was standing in the parking lot when Jon Moxley arrived. Moxley said he was in a bad mood not only because of some injuries, but also because of people who make mouths when they don’t know what they are talking about. Moxley said that Taz told anyone who listened that Brian Cage would beat him at the Fyter Fest.

Moxley said that if Taz tried to get under his skin, it worked. Moxley said he was looking forward to beating Cage at the Fyter Fest. Moxley said that the people who thought they could beat him are what motivates him and makes him train and hit harder and what makes him more violent. Moxley introduced Taz as one of the biggest talkers.

Taz appeared and told Moxley to get it right because he was going to be retired at the Fyter Fest. Brian Cage introduced himself and attacked Moxley from behind. Moxley retaliated and tried to hit Cage with a lead pipe, but Cage moved and Moxley smashed a car windshield. Cage slammed Moxley on the hood of the car. Cage set up to move the concrete, but Taz called him back and said he had done enough. Cage released Moxley, then picked him up and slammed him through the rear windshield of the car…

Powell POV: A good angle following the good work of intense microphone of Moxley. I love that they stayed with Moxley’s blow lying in agony while selling the last bump rather than just walking away.

A video package was broadcast with Cody talking about his TNT championship. The highlights of Cody’s victory over Jungle Boy were released, followed by images of tonight’s challenger, Marq Quen. Cody praised his opponent and a graphic touted the match …

Marq Quen entered for the main event. He was joined on stage by Isiah Kassidy and Matt Hardy, who headed back while Quen headed for the ring … [C] Cody entered with Arn Anderson. The TNT Title belt is not yet finished …

5. Cody (with Arn Anderson) against Marq Quen for the TNT title. The broadcast team touted a Cody t-shirt that is on sale for charity and noted that Quen was wearing a Black Lives Matter armband. Justin Roberts made presentations in the ring for the title match. Cody and Quen shook hands to start the match.

Quen grabbed Cody coming out of the ropes with a dropkick and covered him for one account. Ross said Quen dominated the opening minutes. Schiavone pointed out that the time limit for the match was the time remaining on television. Cody rallied and put Quen in a surfboard, then hung his head with his arm. Quen escaped, but Cody stayed on the offensive before a PIP break. [C]

Quen picked up a few falls near the break and sold a leg injury. Cody rolled over to the edge of the ring. Quen dived on him, then sold pain when entering the ring. Quen ran the ropes and dived on Cody, then stood up, grimacing again. Cody returned to the ring and Quen sent him to the ring on the other side of the ring, then Quen dived the Fosbury Flop on him. Back in the ring, Quen covered Cody for an impending fall.

Quen sold in amount. Cody stepped out of the ring and walked to the entrance ramp at the ring level. Quen performed a 450 splash of the upper string on Cody on the ramp. Sensational. Quen continued to sell, rolled Cody into the ring and removed the top half of his gear. Quen had trouble reaching the top rope and went to get a shooting star press, but Cody was waiting for him and put him in an ankle. Cody turned it into a leg lock and won the submission victory.

Cody beat Marq Quen in 11:45 to retain the TNT championship.

After the game, Cody helped Quen on his knees and they hugged each other. The broadcast team has said it would like to see a rematch between Cody and Quen when Quen is 100%. They stood up and shook hands. Quen also shook hands with Arn Anderson before leaving the ring. Cody kissed his title belt while Ross hooked Dwayne Johnson’s “Walking Tall” ahead after the break.

Jake Hager went on stage and watched Cody. Hager entered the ring. Anderson walked over to Hager, who grabbed him and pushed him into the corner. Cody tried to save Anderson, but Hager got the better of him. Private Party and Matt Hardy are out. Quen and Kassidy threw chairs at Hager, then Hardy handed Hager over the top rope.

Ross noted that Hager landed on his feet and that it took three men to get him out of the ring. Santana, Ortiz and Guevara joined Hager on the stage. The members of the inner circle rushed into the ring and fought with Cody, Hardy and Private Party. The babyfaces got the better of the fight and Hardy hit Guevara with a Twist of Fate. Cody took the microphone and said he assumed Hager wanted a picture of the TNT title at the Fyter Fest. Hager did not respond. Cody told him he had it. Ross thanked the viewers, told them to take care of each other and closed the show by saying, “So long, everyone” …

Powell POV: A good main event. I like the way they incorporated Quen’s injury in a six-player game in that game, because it got him out and opened the door to a rematch at one point. The post game angle was decent. Cody assuming that Hager wanted a title move at the Fyter Fest was a bit clumsy when you think about it, because Hager could just as easily have wanted his shot next week. That said, it’s interesting that they haven’t announced Cody’s opponent yet for next week. Will it be an AEW regular or a surprise opponent who is not on the list?

Overall, a solid show. It was not a particularly memorable show with major moments, but it was a simple show with good script development and quality action in the ring. I’ll be back soon with my audio review for Dot Net members. Let me know what you thought of the show by rating it in our Dynamite post survey available on the main page.



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