Another Wednesday brings another AEW Dynamite Recap. It’s Part 2 of the New Year’s Smash with a plethora of title bouts and special matches advertised. The One Zeel One of 1Z1 Pro Wrestling here and as always I’ll be giving the live play-by-play. I didn’t give myself a lot of time here so let’s get right to the AEW Dynamite Recap!
We begin with a long-awaited grudge match.
Eddie Kingston vs. PAC
PAC charges right in and dropkicks Kingston out of the ring even as his pyro is still going off! Corkscrew Tope wipes him out! Runs him right into the barricade. Into the corner, pump kick to the face! And several more to follow, PAC kicking him around the ring. Eddie fires back with an elbow, boots up, second rope knee drop to the back of the head drops him! Kingston kicks him out of the ring and distracts the ref as the Bunny rakes PAC’s eyes! Eddie out there, Exploder Suplex onto the floor!
Lucha Bros and Butcher & Blade surrounding the combatants with a standoff. Eddie pulls PAC into the ring, Neckbreaker for a 2 count. Working over the neck now. Kingston chopping him repeatedly in the corner now, ripping at his ears. Exchange of chops as PAC fights his way to his feet. Eddie with a WICKED one! PAC fights back with forearms, combo of kicks, springs him off the ropes for the Rebound German Suplex! PAC’s chest is very red. He starts laying in roundhouse kicks to Kingston until he collapses! Eddie fires back though, Spinning Backfist, Enziguri, big Back Suplex for a nearfall!
Eddie takes him to the corner for another chop. PAC sidesteps a charge, Eddie fending him off as he goes up top. PAC with an enziguri knocks him loopy! Now PAC follows him up there for a superplex… and there it is! He keeps kicking him around the ring. Eddie off the mat with a big lariato! Nearfall! Kingston selling his left shoulder off the superplex. Pulling him up for a DDT but PAC holds his ground, Basement Dropkick! Goes up top – Black Arrow nailed! And that is that.
PAC puts Eddie in the Brutalizer immediately after the bell. Butcher and Blade rush into the ring, PAC jumps to his feet, Lucha Bros in there with him for a standoff. That is until Lance Archer makes his way out to run the heels off. Archer and PAC have a standoff but eventually Lance makes his leave.
Next up on the AEW Dynamite Recap…
Chuck Taylor vs. Miro (If Miro wins, Chuckie becomes his young boy)
Miro has his back turned on Chuck as the bell rings. Taylor makes him pay, attacking him and sending him to the floor with a clothesline! Miro tries to scramble up but Chuck knocks him away, drives him into the wall! They keep fighting on the outside, Chuck dodges a charge and Miro slams into the ringpost! Runs the apron for a big diving footstomp into the midsection of Miro! Takes him into the ring. Chuck with a High Knee, hits the ropes – Miro with a Samoan Drop stops him! Charging shoulder tackle, huge clubbering shots into an Overhead Belly To Belly!
Body block in the corner, leads to a running Rolling Wheel Kick! Starts with the big stomps, running Thrust Kick nailed! Yells ‘Game Over’ and stomps the back, sinks in Game Over and Chuck has no choice but to tap.
Just like that, Miro has himself a new manservant…
Hardy Party backstage. Matt is speaking for Quen and Kassidy, says things are great so tell them. They say it’s about show business and not friend business. But they’re with a tag team legend and an icon. Suddenly they drop the praise and complain about the contract. Matt says they didn’t read the fine print and that’s a hard lesson to learn. He’s accused of being a money grubbing carny and he yells at them.
AEW Dynamite Recap rolls on as the Inner Circle is now in the ring.
Jericho says 2021 will be a big year for them, want to talk about their new year’s resolutions. Hager says CHAMPIONSHIPS at the top of his lungs. MJF says he just wants to strengthen his bonds and also we need to get rid of fat people. Ortiz wants to work on perfecting his grandma’s recipes. Jericho has his own resolution, says this is the year that Jericho and MJF become tag team champions of the world!
Santana says ‘hold up’. Proud-N-Powerful were hand-picked to be THE tag team in the Inner Circle. Asks what they’re trying to do. Sammy says he sees what’s going on here. Looks at Jericho and says he’s a little tag team slut! The others react big as Sammy says Jericho teams with MJF and Hager now, what about Le Sex Gods? Saw him dabbing it up with Snoop Dogg last week, gonna tag with him next? Jericho sheepishly says ‘maybe’. MJF wants to calm the hostility, Sammy tells him to shut up.
Chris quiets them down and says any one of them can team together to become tag team champions. Says Hager and Wardlow got rid of some steam last week. They should do the same. Suggests a three-way match to determine who will be the official tag team of the Inner Circle! Santana & Ortiz vs. Sammy & Hager vs. Jericho & MJF. Chris laughs at “Sammy & Hager” but Guevara doesn’t know why it’s funny and Jericho says nevermind. Max says nothing will break them up, they’re the Inner Circle, better than you and you know it. Big group flipoff.
The Dark Order are backstage. Uno says they were honored to honor Brodie and everything they do from now on will be in his name. It starts when they team with Adam Page! They pull Hangman in. Silver freaks out about how much he loves him. Reynolds asks when he’ll let them know if he’ll join. What about next week after the match? Page says sure and walks off. They celebrate as if it’s a done deal and funnily the camera pans out to see Page didn’t really leave.
Video package recapping Darby Allin’s lengthy rivalry with Team Taz. His one-on-one match Brian Cage has been simmering since Double or Nothing half a year ago and it’s finally happening tonight.
As the AEW Dynamite Recap continues, Kenny Omega, Don Callis and the Young Bucks meet up backstage, talking up the Elite’s match coming up. It’s seemingly going to be a fakeout but we’ll see. ‘NORTH CAROLINA’ is finally getting singalongs as Kenny makes his entrance.
My apologies, my laptop entirely froze up on me so I had to switch to a backup and that took some time. It was indeed a swerve as Don Callis introduced the Good Brothers. They faced off against low level face trio Danny Limelight, Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr. The faces had a series of good spots but ultimately never stood a chance and fell to the Magic Killer. Jon Moxley raced out afterwards to go after Omega. The Young Bucks put a stop to this but the Lucha Bros appeared to quell them. ‘
I can’t even change the text color on this thing what a disaster, hah. Good thing nobody reads this site… Britt Baker debuts the Waiting Room on Dynamite with Cody Rhodes as her guest. It seems like it’s bad on purpose. Cody doesn’t get to say anything as they bring Jade Cargill in. Jade says nobody cares if Brandi is pregnant though Britt does celebrate nine months without her.
Jade says if Brandi ever comes back she’ll beat her ass and facewashes Cody. Red Velvet appears to stand up to Jade and looks teeny next to her. They come to blows and there’s a big pullapart. As they leave Britt rolls footage of herself beating up Thunder Rosa. Thunder cuts in and says she only has this show because she likes to get into people’s business. Eventually she has to wrestle though. Says they will face off at Beach Break.
Okay! AEW Dynamite Recap back on track, got the color coding and everything. Jurassic Express make their entrance, Jungleboy’s indy music has returned and we’re going right into this one!
Jurassic Express vs. FTR
Marko starts with Cash, avoids both him and Dax with the quick tags. Dax shoves Marko into the corner. Marko with a slap! Dax pummels him in a fury, snap suplex! Quick tags and isolation begin already. Stunt tries to fight back but his blows just don’t have the impact, Cash nails him. Whip to the opposite buckle, Marko looks for a Moonsault Press, Wheeler legit catches him – Marko escapes for the dropkick, tag to Jungleboy!
Atomic Drop, enziguri, no meeting of the minds instead Marko and Jungle with the stereo upkicks! Marko leaps off the back of Marko for a flying leg lariat knocking Dax off the apron, Suicide Dive from Marko, Asai Moonsault from Jungleboy onto both heels! Jurassic Express on fire as we go to commercial break, the AEW Dynamite Recap rolls on! We come back and see FTR hit a double Flapjack hotshot on Marko during the break! Wheeler with a big Spinebuster for a nearfall.
Marko being held, manages a sunset flip on Wheeler for a 2 count! Dax tags in quick, tries a powerbomb but Marko slips free, tag to Jungleboy for another hot tag! Dropkick to Wheeler, back elbow to Dax, uppercut nailed! Wants a bulldog but Jungle escapes, rebounds off the ropes for a lariat! And another to Cash! Backstabber to Dax for a nearfall! Jungleboy takes Dax up top and looks for a superplex. Dax knocks him away but Jungle leaps back up for a Super Rana for a nearfall, Cash breaks it up!
Jungleboy with a Vertical Suplex to Cash, Dax with a roll-up for a nearfall, Superkick lands to drop him, Marko tags in, Assisted Senton for a 2 count! Wants Sliced Bread, Dax just tosses him away! Takes off the elbow pad, huge clothesline wipes him out! Dax looks infuriated to have not put him away yet. Dax is clobbering him in the corner, as the ref’s view is blocked Marko lands a Mule Kick between the legs! Sliced Bread for a nearfall! Stunt gets taken to the floor by the kickout.
Stunt fighting Dax off as he tries to re-enter the ring, ref is dealing with Dax as Tully posts Marko! Jungleboy goes out to confront him but Cash nails Jungleboy and sends him into the barricade. Marko thrown into the ring, FTR with the Big Rig for the win.
I feel strongly that FTR and Jurassic Express are a perfect mix, hopefully that’s the first of many bouts between them.
AEW Dynamite Recap continues and we have our first of two title matches!
NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb (c) vs. Tay Conti
Grappling, Conti with an Abdominal Stretch. Deeb fends her off, hip toss, Deeb rolls her over for 2! Conti catches a kick, trips her up for a Heel Hook! Deeb wrestles out with a side headlock! Takes her up, hip toss! Headscissors from Conti to break, clothesline drops her! Test of strength, Deeb with a top wristlock to take her down. Tay kips up to reverse, leaps into a Triangle Choke! Deeb manages to escape, snapmare, Sliding Lariat for a nearfall! Wants the Detox, Conti stacks her up for 2, Deeb rolls through for 2 – WICKED Pump Kick from Conti drops Deeb and she falls all the way to the floor! Commercial break as the AEW Dynamite Recap continues.
As we return, Deeb takes Conti down for a Stretch Muffler but Conti grabs the rope for the break. Ribbreaker for a nearfall! Hoists Conti onto the top rope. Elbows to the back. Traps her legs in the top rope, Gory Special, very painful! Breaks on 4, Tay kicks her away, leaps over a charge, another wild Pump Kick! Grabs her and hoists her up for a TayKO, Deeb blocks it, backslide to roll her through for the Angel’s Wings and that is that!
Winner: Serena Deeb
That was some damn solid stuff, I’d love to see that one again soon.
And from one title match to the next for our main event, last match on the AEW Dynamite Recap.
TNT Championship: Darby Allin (c) vs. Brian Cage
Darby with an immediate dropkick to the leg! Another dropkick takes him outside, WILD Tope Suicida drives through him! Slams Cage’s head into the barrier repeatedly, back into the ring for another dive but Cage catches him! Deadlift into a suplex to the floor! Takes him into the ring, pulls him up slow, Darby with a big smack! Cage with a huge lariat drops him cold. Military Press, he tosses him out of the ring and he SOARS for a long way right through a table, Jesus!
He’s pulling him up slowly, Darby’s got a pretty nasty gash on his forehead. Cage powers him up and walks up the steps with him! He takes him to the ramp before tossing him with ease into the ring! Cage hoists him up and just manhandles him to the mat. Running clothesline, enziguri, Release German Suplex tosses him across the ring! Biel toss into the buckles, Darby hits HARD and he is bleeding pretty bad here. ANOTHER one and he lands headfirst onto the buckles, brutal. Crowd chanting for Darby as he’s being decimated, final commercial break.
We come back and Cage with an immediate F-5! Kickout at 1?! Cage with a Powerbomb, holds on for three straight Powerbombs and the last one drops him on his head! Allin flips Cage off. Cage pulls him from the mat and powerbombs him over the top rope to the ramp! Allin flips him off from out there too! Now Cage pulls him over – Cesaro-style Superplex! Kickout at 1 again!! Cage grabs the steps and positions them on the floor, dreading this a bit. Takes Darby onto his shoulders on the apron, Allin escapes to the ring!
Dropkick and Cage is teetering, Darby bites the hand and Cage falls to the steps! Allin up top – COFFIN DROP ONTO THE STEPS, Cage got crushed! Darby slides into the ring, Cage barely beats the count. Darby slugging at Cage with palm strikes, hits the ropes, Springboard – Cage grabs him out of the air and pulls him int oa Bear Hug but Darby bites his way free! OTT Stunner! Pulls off his belt to wrap them around Cage’s ankles, trips him to his face and pummels the back of his head! Charges but Cage Pancakes him from his knees! Pulls the belt off but Allin surprises him with a Code Red for a clooose nearfall!
Shotgun Dropkick into the corner, Darby covers, Cage tosses him off but Darby lands on the second rope for a wild Double Footstomp! Allin back up top, Hook distracts the ref as Ricky Starks crotches Darby! Lights fall and Sting appears to dispatch of the interference! Cage wants a Superplex but Darby counters with a wicked Avalanche Crucifix Bomb for the win!!
Winner: Darby Allin
Awesome and action packed match, they ran very close to the top of the hour but they got where they needed to go! Sting in the ring with Darby, this alliance seems all but confirmed. And that’s our show!