All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is ready to ring in the holiday season with this week’s special edition of AEW Dynamite on TNT.
AEW Dynamite: Holiday Bash emanates from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, FL., airing on TNT immediately following the NBA game between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks.
On tap for this week’s AEW on TNT program which celebrates the holidays with the “Holiday Bash” special theme, is The Young Bucks vs. The Acclaimed for the AEW World Tag-Team Championships, Chris Jericho & MJF vs. Top Flight in non-title tag-team action and Tony Schiavone will interview “The Icon” Sting.
Also on AEW Dynamite: Holiday Bash this evening will be “The Bastard” PAC going one-on-one against The Butcher, AEW Women’s World Champion Hikaru Shida will be in action, Jurassic Express will clash with The Dark Order in a tag-team affair, “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes will meet Evil Uno from The Dark Order in a singles bout and “The Best Man” Miro will be on hand to announce Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford’s wedding date.
Featured below are complete AEW Dynamite: Holiday Bash results from Wednesday, December 23, 2020.
AEW DYNAMITE: HOLIDAY BASH RESULTS (12/23/2020)
The special “Holiday Bash” edition of AEW Dynamite on TNT kicks off on TNT a few minutes past the 10pm hour, as the Celtics just defeated the Bucks 122-121 in game one of their series.
Following the game, we see the traditional signature opening video package that starts off the show every week and then we are welcomed inside Daily’s Place, which is covered in Christmas lights and other holiday decorations.
Chris Jericho & MJF vs. Top Flight
Jim Ross welcomes us to the show as the familiar sounds of Fozzy starts playing in the background. On that note, The Inner Circle begins making their way down to the ring, with “Le Champion” Chris Jericho even carrying Floyd the baseball bat with him.
The fans continue to sing “Judas in my Mind” as he and “The Ratings Ruler” settle in the ring. Their music fades down and the fans continue singing the chorus acapella.
As soon as that wraps up, the theme song for Top Flight plays as Darius and Dante Martin make their way down to the squared circle for this week’s opening bout here on the special “Holiday Bash” themed episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT.
With Top Flight settling in the ring, we hear the announce team of Ross, Tony Schiavone and Excalibur talking us through some highlights from last week’s show to explain how things got set up for the Jericho-MJF vs. Top Flight bout this evening.
The bell sounds and it will be Chris Jericho and Darius Martin kicking things off for their respective teams. Jericho gets in Martin’s face and slaps him. Martin answers back with a slap of his own and now we’re off-and-running as “The Demo God” takes it to Martin early on.
Darius hits a nice enzugiri kick to the dome of “Le Champion,” and then tags in Dante, who picks up where his brother left off, taking it to the 30-year veteran here in the early going. Jericho now tags out and MJF gets in the ring. He and Dante go at it, with MJF eating a big drop kick and then rolling out to the floor to re-group.
Now he and Jericho re-enter the ring, so Darius joins Dante. All four guys square off and then splinter into pairs in opposing corners of the ring. Dante and Darius get the better of things and they each climb up onto Jericho and MJF in their respective corners. They hit ten punches and then back-flip into the center of the ring and leap-frog over each other to hit another pair of drop kicks on both Inner Circle members. They roll out to the floor to re-group again, with Jake Hager coming over and talking to Jericho while MJF recovers.
MJF does recover and with Martin out of the ring in his face, he slaps him and runs. Martin runs after him but turns the corner and runs right into a big right hand from “Le Champion” that decks him. MJF puts his boot on Martin’s throat and taunts him as the ref yells at him to get the action back into the ring. Jericho provides an assist and then MJF finally does roll him back into the ring. He delivers a short-elbow drop and covers him for a near fall. Now he heads over and tags in Jericho.
Jericho actually tagged himself in. Now in the ring, he hits a snap-mare on Martin before pointing and taunting Martin’s brother on the ring apron. He gets in a couple more spots and then tags MJF in. The two hit some double-team spots and MJF takes over where Jericho left off. MJF isn’t in long, as he tags Jericho right back in. Jericho yanks on the legs of Martin, pulling him up throat-first under the bottom rope. Jericho tries a cover and puts his feet on the ropes, but it isn’t enough to keep the youngster down for a count of three.
“The Demo God” takes Martin to to the top-rope and climbs up after him. It looks like Jericho is looking for a super-plex, however Martin knocks him off the top-rope and comes flying off after him, blasting him with a nice cross body splash. Jericho eventually makes it to his corner and tags in MJF. Martin tags in the other Martin and now Top Flight have their big comeback sequence, with Martin knocking Jericho to the floor and hitting a big dive before re-entering the ring for a top-rope spot on MJF for a near fall. Now Jericho tries interfering, but Martin runs and leaps off his body like Spike Dudley would the turnbuckles for his finisher, using it to hit a nice tornado DDT on MJF for another near fall.
Jericho tags back in and hits a lionsault on Martin for a near fall. MJF keeps Darius out of the ring and now we see Jericho trying to get Dante in his Liontamer finisher. As he picks Dante up, Dante makes a tag to Darius that Jericho didn’t see. This leads to a close near fall for Top Flight, however “Le Champion” managed to kick out before the count of three. Now Jericho is taking over the offense on Darius Martin, slapping him in the back of the head like an old-school Razor Ramon in his early heel days in WWE. Jericho is nearly double back body-dropped by Top Flight, however he reverses it into a double-DDT on both guys to buy himself some time.
“Le Champion” ends up getting thrown out to the floor. When Martin comes out after him, Hager gets involved, leading to MJF hitting the heat-seeker on the other Martin in the ring for the pin fall victory.
Winners: Chris Jericho & MJF
Jake Hager Vents About Wardlow
After the match, as “The Demo God” and “The Ratings Ruler” are celebrating their tag-team victory in the ring, in comes Jake Hager in his suit and no socks with a microphone.
Hager talks about needing to get something off his chest. He says for the first time since Inner Circle declared themselves a group with no issues, he wants to know where Wardlow is. He remembers that Wardlow is off handling family business.
Hager says Inner Circle business is family business. He goes on to reveal that he has been booked in a match for next week’s show against Wardlow. He tells him he better be there and then walks off as Jericho and MJF look confused.
The Acclaimed Rap About The Young Bucks
After the Jake Hager post-match in-ring promo segment, the commentators kick things over to a special video package, which features the duo that will compete against AEW World Tag-Team Champions The Young Bucks later tonight.
The newcomers to the scene on AEW Dynamite, The Acclaimed, rap about The Young Bucks, making a bunch of Twitter and social media / pop culture references like an old-school John Cena in his early days in the WWE.
“The Icon” Sting Confronted By Team Taz, Darby Allin Makes Save
Once the video package featuring The Acclaimed rapping wraps up, we head back to the commentators as J.R., Schiavone and Excalibur run down some matches and other action still to come on this evening’s special “Holiday Bash” show.
Before heading to another commercial break, we are informed that coming up next, Tony Schiavone will talk one-on-one with “The Icon” Sting. On that note, we head back to a commercial.
We’re back from the break and we see Schiavone standing in the ring. He says a few weeks ago this man broke the internet and everyone was talking about him. “Ladies and gentlemen … this … is … STING!”
From there, we hear the familiar sounds of the AEW theme song of “The Icon” himself and after a few seconds, finally the snow starts to fall and the man himself, Sting, emerges as he begins making his way down to the squared circle.
Schiavone asks Sting how it feels to be on TNT again. “The Icon” says it feels like he has come full circle. Schiavone points out that Sting is looking again up at the TNT Champion, Darby Allin, sitting in the rafters inside Daily’s Place.
Now Tony gets down to business and asks Sting what he’s doing here. Sting says that’s not a simple question that he can answer quickly. He tells us a story. He goes back in time and talks about first entering the business. He brings up “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, doing a perfect Dusty impression and talking about “The Dream” coming up with his first look.
He goes on to talk about it being cool to see Dusty’s kids in the ring and he couldn’t not join in on the fun in All Elite Wrestling. He begins turning his attention to Darby Allin to finally address that situation, however before he can say anything, he in interrupted by Team Taz.
As Team Taz talks, we see Darby Allin disappear from his seat in the rafters. After giving Brian Cage and Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs turns on the mic, Taz leads his Team Taz army down to the ring to attack Sting. As they begin walking, however, the lights in the building go out. When they come back on, Darby Allin is standing in the ring alongside Sting.
Taz begins talking again as he stops his boys. He says Sting has his bat and Darby has his skateboard and he’s going to get them on January 6th. Sting says what if he doesn’t want to wait. The Team Taz members almost decide against the plan, however Taz stops them, and says they’re going to wait.
As Team Taz heads to the back, we see Sting and Darby Allin turn their attention to each other. They simply look at one another for a second or two and then we head back to another commercial break.
MJF Has Heart-To-Heart With Santana & Ortiz
We return from the break to see MJF talking to one of the members of Proud ‘N’ Powerful. He tells him he can relate to what he’s going through, as he has heard that he lost a member of his family.
Friedman goes on to reveal that he too has dealt with loss of family due to death and gets emotional. The Proud ‘N’ Powerful member gets up and tells MJF to lift his head up. He says keep it up. He puts his hand out and they shake hands.
Now MJF turns his attention to the other member and they too shake hands. Proud ‘N’ Powerful walks off as the camera closes in on MJF’s face and we see his eyes are welled up and red, as he’s fighting back some serious tears. Yes, MJF can even do drama unbelievably well. The dude is just plain good.
Colt Cabana & Dark Order’s 5 & 10 vs. Jurassic Express
We’re back inside Daily’s Place where The Dark Order music hits and the group makes its’ way out to the top of the stage. It will be Colt Cabana as well as Dark Order numbers 5 and 10 in a six-man tag-team match.
Out next are their opponents for this six-man tag-team bout — the trio known as Jurassic Express. On that note, Marko Stunt, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus make their way down to the ring.
The bell sounds and here we go. Marko Stunt and Colt Cabana are mixing it up early on, but it doesn’t take long before each guy tags out and it’s time to keep track of Dark Order numbers and masked men, hooray!
Jungle Boy tags in and is hitting some high spots on Dark Order 5. He tags Stunt back in and the two hit some double-team offense for a close near fall that “Boom Boom” Cabana broke up.
Luchasaurus and Colt Cabana tag in for their respective teams now and the big boys of each side of this match begin to go at it inside the squared circle. Luchasaurus takes out Cabana and now Dark Order 10 tags in, as does Jungle Boy, and the heel trio begins to take control of the offense. On that note, J.R. leads us into a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break.
We return from the break and we see both men down and trying to make it to their respective corners to make the tag out of the match. Finally we see 10 tag in 5, however as soon as 5 enters the ring, the big man — Luchasaurus — tags in for Jurassic Express. The big man of the babyface trio enters the ring and is taking out any-and-everything in sight. He hits a standing moonsault for a near fall.
He calls for Marko Stunt, who comes climbing up the top-rope and then onto Luchasaurus’ shoulders as the big man holds onto his hands. Marko flies off his shoulders with a super cross-body splash, however immediately afterwards, all hell breaks loose in and outside the ring. Luchasaurus is on the floor and thrown into the ring post. Back in the ring, Stunt is isolated and 5 and 10 hit a double-team spot off the top-rope for a super close near fall.
Finally Jungle Boy tags in and hits a double drop kick taking out 5 and 10. Cabana is knocked out as well. Now Luchasaurus is in and he throws Jungle Boy out onto all the guys. Back in the ring, Jurassic Express hit their multi-man power bomb finisher for the pin fall victory.
Winners: Jurassic Express
FTR Issue A Challenge To Jurassic Express
After the match, Tony Schiavone leaves the commentary table where he heads to the ring with a microphone. He looks to conduct a post-match interview with the winning trio.
Before they can say much of anything, however, they are interrupted by Tully Blanchard and FTR, who appear on the big screen from backstage. They talk about it being time for some trained professionals to speak, so they tell Jurassic Express to pipe down.
Tully talks about FTR being the 2020 tag-team of the year. After a little more boasting, he finally issues a challenge and tells Jurassic Express that they have two weeks to prepare, then it’ll be FTR vs. Jurassic Express on Jan. 6th. He tells Marko that if he gets involved, he might just have a flashback to the ’80s.
Stunt tries running backstage but is held back by the other members of Jurassic Express. After this segment we head back to another commercial break.
Kenny Omega & Don Callis With A Message For Rey Fenix
We return from the break to see Alex Marvez has caught up with AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and IMPACT Wrestling Co-Vice President at the team hotel.
Callis asks Marvez what he is doing confronting them on their personal time. Callis brings up something Tony Khan and others have said and point out that he and Omega will not be dictated to.
Omega gives a message to Rey Fenix. He gives him a quick year-in-review. He tells him he choked in the AEW Tag-Team Title Match. He brings up him choking in AAA. He brings up the tournament for the world title that he also choked in.
He says he’s afraid he’ll not only hurt him he might end his career. He says maybe IMPACT will take him back. He asks Callis. Callis says he’s not sure because he’s injury prone. They conclude that Konnan likes him so they’ll get him a gig in AAA. He tells Fenix he’ll see him at New Year’s Smash and then a graphic flashes across the screen promoting their showdown scheduled for Jan. 6th on TNT.
“The Bastard” PAC vs. The Butcher
We’re back inside Daily’s Place now where we hear some music and out comes The Butcher and The Blade and The Bunny. Eddie Kingston splinters off and joins J.R., Schiavone and Excalibur on commentary.
Now the music of The Butcher’s opponent for this singles match hits and out comes “The Bastard” PAC accompanied by Pentagon JR. Tony Schiavone mentions Rey Fenix isn’t here, and is interrupted by Kingston, so he tells Eddie to quit speaking when he is.
The bell sounds and here we go. PAC is hitting The Butcher with low kicks but The Butcher loses his cool and sends his smaller foe to the outside. PAC is quick to re-enter the ring as Butcher goes out after him.
After a couple of minutes of action, we see both men hit the floor with Butcher dominating the offense as J.R. leads us into a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
We return from the break to see the action has returned to the ring, and while The Butcher appears to still be in control of the offense, that spot is quickly slipping away from him as PAC peppers him with an assortment of kicks as we settle back in from the commercial break.
PAC gets Butcher grounded and climbs up to the top-rope while Kingston and Schiavone bicker on commentary for the 100th time. We see PAC fly off the top with a shotgun drop kick that sends Butcher flying out to the floor. PAC climbs back up to the top-rope, however he is distracted by The Blade and The Bunny on the floor.
When PAC turns around, he is turned inside-out by a big clothesline from The Butcher. Butcher follows up with another high-impact spot and then blasts PAC with a power bomb for a close near fall. The Blade hops on the ring apron and Kingston takes his headset off to yell some instructions from the commentary table.
Kingston continues yelling from the announce table, and now the camera shows it. We see Kingston yelling to Butcher to finish off PAC. We see Kingston get up from the commentary table, but as he does, “The Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer emerges. Meanwhile in the ring, PAC blasts a distracted Butcher with a big kick before climbing to the top-rope. He hits his Black Arrow finisher for the pinfall victory.
Winner: “The Bastard” PAC
Jade Cargill With A Message For Brandi Rhodes
Jade is shown backstage. She congratulates Brandi for being pregnant, saying it’s ironic that she turns out to be right when she turns up in All Elite Wrestling.
She tells Brandi not to worry about her CBO responsibilites. She delivers a message from Shaq. She says they better bring her an opponent because she’s tired of this sh*t. She says the clock is ticking.
“The Best Man” Miro With Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford
We return inside Daily’s Place where Tony Schiavone is being joined by “The Best Man” Miro and his pals, Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford.
Miro tells Tony to smile and be happy. He pretends to be. On that note, Sabian says he has plenty to be happy about because TNT will soon have its’ first ever wrestling wedding.
Sabian talks about it being such a big deal that he is getting married to Penelope, noting he knows everyone cannot wait for that date. He says because it’s the holiday season he’s going to give everybody a gift — and that is show them the date when they will tie the knot.
They turn our attention to the big screen where the date is supposed to appear to reveal when they will be getting married, however instead of a wedding date appearing, we hear the familiar sounds of the theme song of The Best Friends and Orange Cassidy.
Their video plays but they never show up. Instead, Miro, Kip and Penelope all start laughing as the music cuts off. They say they’re going to show us what really happened. On that note we see an ambulance with lights flashing as one member of The Best Friends and Orange get into the back of it. Apparently the other member was attacked.
Finally, the wedding date is revealed as the two will be getting married on February 3rd and it will be a beach wedding at “Beach Break.” Their music plays as we head back to another commercial break.
Evil Uno vs. “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes
We return from the break to see Evil Uno of The Dark Order finishing up his ring entrance, which is already in progress. As he settles into the ring, his music fades down.
Now his opponent’s theme song starts playing as “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes emerges alongside QT Marshall and the two head down to the ring.
Before the bell can even sound to start this one off, we see Evil Uno blast Dustin Rhodes with a cheap shot. He gets in a couple more shots, beating the blue-face-painted member of The Nightmare Family down into a corner of the ring.
Finally, the bell sounds and now this match is officially underway, as Evil Uno jumps off to an early advantage straight out of the gate due to the before-the-bell shots. With the match officially underway, we see Rhodes start to fight back.
The action quickly spills out to the floor where Dustin and Uno trade shots until Uno hits a chop to the throat that slows Dustin down. He peppers him with some chops but then Dustin moves and Evil Uno chops the steel ring post. Ouch.
“The Natural” follows up with some good shots and then rolls Uno back in the ring. In the corner, Dustin yanks the fingers of Uno backwards. The commentators talk about Dustin looking as good this late in his career as he ever has, specifically bringing up his sobriety as one of the key reasons.
Now we hear a jovial J.R. talk us into a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break as the action continues in the ring. On that note, the paid ads begin running as the action continues in a split-screen window. It eventually goes away during the break, so only a partial picture-in-picture break.
When we return from the commercials, we see Evil Uno kicking Dustin in the gut before hitting him with a vicious pile driver for a close near fall. Excalibur and J.R. were both audibly shocked to see Dustin kick out of that. Then Tony talks us through some highlights from during the break.
Back live, we see Dustin and Uno trading shots from their knees as they fight their way back to their feet and continue trading shots. “The Natural” gets the flip-flop-and-fly, according to J.R,, to take over the offensive control in the match. He ducks a shot from Uno and decks him with a big boot to the grill.
As Dustin does some talking, Evil Uno blasts him with a kick to the mouth that shuts him up. He goes for a follow-up in the corner, but walks right into a running bulldog from Dustin. His old finisher for you old-school fans! Anyways, it was enough to finish the job, as he gets the pinfall victory off of the bulldog.
Winner: “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes
After The Match: Dustin Rhodes Turns Down Dark Order, Gets Attacked
After the match, despite losing, Evil Uno still wants to recruit Dustin Rhodes into The Dark Order. “The Natural” wants nothing to do with it, and so a brawl ensues.
We see Stu Grayson hit the ring, as does Lee Johnson, to help out QT Marshall and Evil Uno, who were already out there. Things end up with Grayson hitting some big spots but ultimately is cleared out of the ring along with the other Dark Order members by Lee Johnson.
Tony Schiavone Sits Down With Shawn Spears
J.R. sends things backstage to Shawn Spears, who is sitting with their colleague broadcast partner, Tony Schiavone, who he asked to talk to specifically.
Schiavone asks Spears why he wanted to talk to him specifically. Spears asks him why he left the business for so many years. Schiavone says he was burnt out. Spears says he’s exactly who he wants to talk to.
Spears says he sees himself going down the same path he has in the past, noting he too is starting to feel burnt out. He brings up some similar instances in the past, before claiming he sees it happening again and he refuses to allow it.
Schiavone then cuts Spears off and says maybe the common denominator is himself. Spears says he considered that but ultimately decides Schiavone is a prick for bringing that up. He gets pissed and stands up and walks off.
Hikaru Shida Attacked By Abadon
We shoot to another section of the backstage area for a pre-match interview with the AEW World Women’s Champion. Before Hikaru Shida can say anything, however, Abadon runs up and attacks her.
Several officials, including Michael Nakazawa, break things up and restore order, as we hear Hikaru Shida’s theme song playing inside the arena.
Hikaru Shida vs. Alex Gracia
Finally, the AEW Women’s World Champion emerges for her one-on-one showdown against Alex Garcia, who is already in the ring. She settles into the ring and the bell sounds.
Shida looks for the Falcon Arrow as soon as the bell sounds, however Gracia avoids it. She gets the champ in the corner and starts blasting her with punches as J.R. talks about her father being her inspiration and mention how she has an inspirational life story.
Meanwhile the action continues in the ring with Shida pulling back ahead in the offensive lead, until out of nowhere, Gracia rolls her up for a pin attempt. Shida kicks out at two and hits a big suplex. Now she drags Gracia’s head over the ring apron before rolling out to the floor and blasting her in the dome with a running knee.
As the action continues on the floor we see Shida distracted by something in the crowd. The camera pans over and we see that Abadon is now stalking her in the arena. Shida charges over and yanks Abadon over the railing before beating her down outside the ring. She is nearly counted out but finally returns to the ring, where she walks into a running knee from Gracia for a near fall.
Shida then hits a head-scissors into a back-breaker, which she follows up with a Falcon Arrow. She covers her and gets the pinfall victory, where she immediately pops up and turns her attention to Abadon outside the ring again.
Winner: Hikaru Shida
After The Match: Abadon Attacks Hikaru Shida Again
Shida grabs the kendo stick she walks to the ring with and as her music plays, she exits the ring and walks over to Abadon.
Now, like checking to see if a spider you squashed is dead, she pokes Abadon with the kendo stick and Abadon, who appeared to still be laid out, pops up to her feet out of nowhere and begins attacking the champ.
She gets Shida laid against the barricade and starts biting her, taking a chunk of flesh out of her neck like a vampire. Her music plays as she backs off looking like a psycho as Tony Schiavone calls for help and J.R. plugs our main event coming up next as we head to another commercial break.
AEW World Tag-Team Champions
The Acclaimed vs. The Young Bucks (c)
After the announcers run down some matches and other announcements regarding next week’s AEW Dynamite: New Year’s Smash Night 1 special episode on TNT, as well as some matches and action set for AEW Dynamite: New Year’s Smash Night 2 the following week, we head back down to ringside.
“The Dapper Yapper” Justin Roberts then begins the formal pre-match ring introductions for our challengers into tonight’s main event — The Acclaimed. They rap about having eight straight wins and climbing the rankings as the fans boo and jeer them.
As they settle into the ring, they finish up their rap and their music fades down. The entrance theme of the champions plays now as The Young Bucks — Nick and Matt Jackson — emerge from the entrance tunnel and begin making their way down to the squared circle for this week’s AEW Dynamite: Holiday Bash main event.
The bell sounds and our headline bout of the evening is underway. Anthony Bowens stays on the apron while Max Caster starts things off for his team. Nick Jackson doesn’t stay in the ring long, tagging Matt in before things get going. Meanwhile we see The Acclaimed hit several quick tags. Now The Young Bucks make the tag as well.
Both Jackson’s take out both members of The Acclaimed before clearing them out of the ring and hitting some dives on them from the ring to the floor. They continue the beatdown on the floor. Matt spears Caster down on the floor after Nick hops the ring barricade. Nick then hops back over right into a splash while Matt hit a moonsault. Ricky Business on the outside from The Young Bucks before they bring the action back into the ring.
This sets off a series of crazy offensive spots from The Young Bucks, way too quick to keep track of, as they fly from one end of the ring to the other and from in the ring to out of the ring. From the ring inside the ropes to spots on the ring outside the ropes on the hardest part of the apron. Just as The Acclaimed finally stops the champs dead in their tracks and shift the offensive momentum to their side of the ring, J.R. leads us into a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break as the action continues.
We return from the break to see Nick Jackson still isolated in the ring taking a beatdown from both members of The Acclaimed, who take turns hitting the ring as the legal man to deliver additional punishment to one-half of the AEW World Tag-Team Champions. A few moments after we return from the break, Matt Jackson finally gets the hot tag. Matt hits the ring and takes out Bowens and Caster, leaving Bowens as the legal man in the ring.
Matt hits a suplex and transitions into a boston grab type submission. We see Caster hit the ring and punch away at Matt, however he holds onto the sharpshooter regardless. Finally, Nick yanks Caster out of the ring and puts him in a sharpshooter on the floor. Finally, in the ring, Bowens crawls his way to the bottom rope to force the scorpion death lock to be broken up. Yes, J.R. referenced the fact that they called it by all three of its names, before giving props to its’ originator — Riki Choshu.
Jackson makes the tag and comes in to hit the special doomsday device tribute double-team spot along with the other Buck, however the other member of The Acclaimed hits the ring to break up the follow-up pin attempt, keeping this match alive. The Acclaimed finally make the tag and they knock Jackson out to the floor and then throw him over the barricade. Back in the ring, the challengers hit a double-team superplex spot off the top-rope for a close near fall, which Jackson broke up after making it to the ring from the first row just in time.
Now we see all hell break loose and after a cheap shot with a boombox radio following a cheap shot low-blow, the ref turns around to make the pin, however the Bucks hang on. The Acclaimed go for their finisher, however Jackson super kicks one member into the other Buck on the floor, who power bombs him through the barricade. Back in the ring, The Bucks hit the BTE Trigger for the pinfall victory. With the win, The Young Bucks retain the AEW World Tag-Team Championships in an excellent main event match here on AEW Dynamite: Holiday Bash.
Winners and STILL AEW World Tag-Team Champions: The Young Bucks