All Elite Wrestling is back on TNT this evening with their follow-up show to last week’s special “Winter Is Coming” event that saw the promotional debut of “The Icon” Sting, as well as Kenny Omega capturing the AEW World Heavyweight Championship from Jon Moxley.
On tap for AEW Dynamite this evening is the first words from Sting since joining AEW, as well as what will likely be some interesting words from NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal.
Additionally, we will find out the response to the ultimatum issued by Chris Jericho to the rest of the Inner Circle members, MJF will go one-on-one against “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy in the finals of the second annual AEW Dynamite Diamond Ring match.
Also, Dustin Rhodes goes one-on-one against Dark Order’s 10, “The Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer teams with The Lucha Bros to take on Eddie Kingston’s Family in a six-man tag-team bout, AEW World Tag-Team Champions The Young Bucks square off against The Hybrid2, former title-holders FTR will take on Varsity Blondes and Abadon will be in action in the AEW women’s division.
Featured below are complete AEW Dynamite results from Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS (12/9/2020)
This week’s show kicks off with an even newer updated signature video opening package, which includes Kenny Omega with the AEW Championship, Sting’s debut and other recent happenings.
From there, we shoot inside the Daily’s Place amphitheater in Jacksonville, FL. where pyro and fireworks explode as Jim Ross welcomes us to this week’s show from the commentary desk.
The Young Bucks vs. The Hybrid2 (Non-Title)
After that, we hear the familiar sounds of The Young Bucks’ theme song and out comes the AEW World Tag-Team Champions, Nick and Matt Jackson.
The duo makes their way down to the ring and as they do, we see highlights from their interaction with TH2 last week as well as an “earlier today” interview where the Bucks talk about tonight’s match.
We return inside the amphitheater and as the Bucks settle into the squared circle, their opponents for this week are introduced — The Hybrid2 (TH2) — Angelico and Jack Evans. The duo attacks the Bucks before the bell sounds.
All four guys start brawling and the action quickly spills out to the floor at ringside, with Nick and Matt starting to pull ahead on offense. The announce team of J.R., Tony Schiavone and Excalibur remind us that if TH2 wins tonight in this non-title affair, they will earn a rematch against the Bucks for the titles.
Nick and Matt each take turns hitting wild dives to the floor, splashing onto Evans and Angelico. Back in the ring, the Bucks hit some unique double-team offense on Evans before he finally makes it to his corner to tag in Angelico. All four men end up in the ring and we see Jack Evans jump off of a pile of bodies onto Jackson on the floor.
While the action continues inside the ring, we see the challengers pull ahead on offense as the announce trio mention some of the action still to come on tonight’s show, such as Tony Schiavone’s interview with Sting, Shaquille O’Neal and new AEW World Champion Kenny Omega.
After TH2 enjoys a couple of minutes in the offensive driver’s seat, Nick Jackson finally gets the hot tag and comes in like a man possessed, taking out any-and-everything that moves. Nick from the ring apron leapfrogs into the ring and hits a face-buster, spiking Angelico’s grill into the mat. Evans grabs a handful of Nick’s hair from the apron to provide a distraction, however it backfires as Matt Jackson ends up power-bombing him into the front row.
Meanwhile the action resumes in the ring with the Young Bucks pulling ahead as J.R. speculates that the end could be near. The Young Bucks hit their Risky Business double-team spot for a close near fall, however Angelico manages to hang in, kicking out at two-and-a-half. Evans ends up blind-tagging himself in and hitting Jackson with a neck-breaker and a splash off the ropes for a near fall of his own. Angelico tags back in and picks up Jackson for the BT-Bomb, running across the ring only to be hurricanrana’d into a super kick from the other Buck on the apron. Cool spot.
Now we see the Bucks hit the Doomsday Device on the entrance ramp on one member of TH2. In the ring, they hit stereo super-kicks on Angelico and cover him for the pin, however for the third time, Angelico somehow finds a way to avoid staying down for the three count. The Young Bucks go for the More Bang For Your Buck, however Angelico gets the knees up and Jackson lands awkward on his leg, clutching his knee immediately. We see a crazy 450 splash from Evans to Nick on the floor. In the ring, Angelico goes for the Death Roll on the hurt knee of Matt. Nick makes the save with a flying Senton.
Matt gets up but is walking softly on his injured leg. With The Bucks on the floor, Evans goes for a dive but is caught by Nick Jackson in the pile-driver position. He holds him while Matt runs in the ring and leaps out, helping Nick spike him face-first on the floor. Back in the ring, Angelico eats stereo super kicks and then the Bucks follow up with the BTE Trigger for the pinfall victory. Great opening match.
After the match, The Acclaim, who were the guys that TH2 was power-bombed onto by The Young Bucks during the bout, hop the barricade and go to deliver a post-match attack, however SoCal Uncensored (SCU) ends up making the save to cut them off.
Winners: The Young Bucks
Backstage: MJF Talks Dynamite Diamond Ring Finals
Now the announcers send it backstage where Maxwell Jacob Friedman is shown standing by, where he addresses the viewers by talking directly into the camera.
MJF cuts a passionate promo about his Dynamite Diamond Ring showdown against Orange Cassidy on tonight’s show and how he’s going to win it for the second year in a row because he’s better than him, and he knows it.
Darby Allin Ink-Blot Photo Test
Darby Allin talks about a match six months in the making against “The Machine” Brian Cage of Team Taz. The TNT Champion is shown sitting at a table as a psychiatrist shows him various pictures and asks for his thoughts on them. In the end, he is shown a photo of Sting’s face paint design and asks, “What about this one?” Allin just smirks and laughs.
Cody Rhodes Confronted By “The Icon” Sting
Now we head back inside the Daily’s Place amphitheater in Jacksonville, FL. where “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes’ music hits and the AEW EVP makes his kick-ass ring entrance.
As he makes his way down to the ring, TNT Champion Darby Allin is shown sitting in the rafters watching on. As Cody settles into the squared circle with a suit on, Excalibur informs us that we will hear from “The American Nightmare” next. On that note, we head to a commercial break.
We’re back from the break and Tony Schiavone has joined Cody and Arn Anderson in the ring. He brings up one week ago when “Team Taz” was having their way with him in the ring and out came “The Icon” Sting. He asks for his thoughts but before he can say anything, the lights in the amphitheater go out and “The Icon” Sting begins making his way out as the crowd goes nuts.
As Sting makes his way down to the ring, he enters the squared circle and we see Arn Anderson step in front of Cody as he approaches “The Icon.” He says he just had to step a bit closer to see if this was real. He says he’s going to excuse himself now and leave Cody and Sting to talk things out.
“The Enforcer” exits the ring on that note and as he does, Tony Schiavone asks, “Who am I to stick around, then?” but before he can leave, Sting stops him and grabs the mic. He asks Schiavone how he’s been and brings up having not seen him on television since WCW on TNT. He brings up Schiavone’s infamous “IT’S STING!” call from the past and asks him to do it here tonight for the fans. Schiavone obliges.
Now as Schiavone exits the ring, Cody gets on the mic and says, “Welcome back!” He starts off by thanking “The Icon” for the assist last week. He says he’s going to get to the point. He says he’s been waiting to share a ring with him for a long, long time. Sting tells Cody he’s not here for him — at least not right now. Sting says there’s something really, really familiar to him about this place. He says it again as he gestures up to TNT Champion Darby Allin with Sting’s crow-style face-paint on half his face, sitting in the rafters like “The Icon” used to do in WCW. He talks about this show airing on TNT, something else that feels familiar to him. The fans chant “Welcome back! Welcome back!” Cody says again, “Like I said, sir … welcome back.”
Sting says he knows Cody is aware of every single thing that goes on around this place. Sting paces around Cody and brings up his WWE Hall Of Fame quote, noting “The only thing’s for sure is nothing’s for sure.” He adds, however, “Except for this … I’m signed with AEW.” He tells the fans that he plans to spend a long time right here in All Elite Wrestling. The fans chant “Welcome home! Welcome home!”
“The Icon” informs Cody that the way he chooses to play is his business. He puts his arm around Cody and in big-brother fashion, squeezes and pulls him in tight and says, “See ya around, kid!” He exits the ring as his music plays again and Cody is left in the ring with a smirk on his face that turns serious. The camera also pans up to show Darby Allin one final time.
Team Taz Addresses Sting, Cody & Darby Allin
Now we shoot backstage where we see Team Taz. Taz talks about how sweet that was to see Sting and Cody and Darby Allin all have a special moment together.
He brings up Team Taz beating down Cody and Darby last week when Sting interfered in their business. Taz points out one of Cody’s proteges standing with them and they talk about always being down to beat somebody up.
Varsity Blondes vs. FTR
Now we see the duo of Griff Garrison and Brian Pillman Jr. — the Varsity Blondes — standing in the ring as they are introduced. From there, their opponents for our next bout of the evening here on AEW Dynamite, FTR — Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler — make their way out, accompanied by Tully Blanchard.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running. Early on, Wheeler takes it to Pillman Jr., helping FTR jump off to an early offensive lead. He establishes dominance over Pillman Jr. and then tags in Harwood. Harwood backs Pillman Jr. into a corner and chops the hell out of him. He hits a nice snap-suplex and then follows up with some european uppercuts before tagging Wheeler back in.
FTR goes for a double-team spot, however Pillman Jr. leaps onto the turnbuckle in the corner and turns and splashes onto both guys, taking out the former AEW Tag-Team Champions before tagging Garrison in. The Varsity Blondes hit a nice double-team spot and then Garrison tags Pillman Jr. right back in. The two hit another series of double-team moves, culminating with a nice leaping leg-drop to the throat.
Excalibur mentions an upcoming picture-in-picture break as FTR starts to pull back in the offensive lead. The two hit a double-team suplex, bouncing Pillman Jr. off the top-rope before slamming him down behind them. On that note, J.R. talks us into a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break while the action continues in the ring.
We’re back from the break and we see FTR still very much in control of the action. We are shown some replays of the action that took place during the break, with FTR hitting some nice high spots during the commercials. Back live, the match spills outside the ring and we see Varsity Blondes start to pull back into the lead. Pillman Jr. hits a nice diving shoulder-block onto Wheeler in the ring. After that, he makes the tag to Garrison.
Garrison takes the hot tag and enters the ring, taking out everything that moves with rolling elbows and big splashes onto both members of FTR in the corner. He follows that up with a double-spear on Wheeler and Harwood for a close near fall. He goes for a vertical suplex on Harwood, but Harwood escapes and knocks Garrison into Pillman Jr., who tags in. Wheeler hits a big brainbuster on Pillman Jr. and then tags in Harwood. The two hit their double-team Goodnight Express finisher and score the pinfall victory.
After the match, Tully Blanchard enters the ring and joins Harwood and Wheeler in celebrating, as FTR keeps their one-loss record in AEW in tact. We see FTR jawing back-and-forth with Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt, as it looks like an FTR vs. Jurassic Express rivalry is in the works.
“Hangman” Adam Page Needs Some Partners
We shoot to Alex Marvez who is standing by with “Hangman” Adam Page at the bar. He brings up “Hangman” needing two partners for a scheduled six-man tag-team match against Private Party & Matt Hardy on next week’s Dynamite.
As they continue to talk, we see John Silver and Alex Reynolds of The Dark Order standing behind Marvez and Page at the bar wearing cowboy hats. They offer to be the partners of “Hangman” for next week’s bout. He initially turns them down but ultimately decides to accept their offer.
Dark Order’s 10 vs. Dustin Rhodes
From there we head back inside Daily’s Place where The Dark Order makes their way down to the ring. Dark Order’s 10 will go one-on-one against Dustin Rhodes when AEW Dynamite returns. On that note, we head to another commercial break.
We return from the break and we immediately hear “The Dapper Yapper” Justin Roberts handling the formal pre-match ring introduction of Dustin Rhodes. Rhodes makes his way down to the ring accompanied by Lee Johnson, the newest member of The Nightmare Family.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with our third match of the evening here on AEW Dynamite. Dustin jumps off to an early offensive lead, blasting 10 with some fistacuffs before taking him out to the floor and bouncing his head off the barricade. Back in the ring and we see 10 hit a spinebuster out of nowhere as Dustin follows him in.
We see some replays of that and then back live, 10 runs and blasts Dustin with a kick that knocks him from the ring apron to the floor. 10 stalks Dustin and heads out after him. He walks around the ring and changes direction after running across Lee Johnson.
10 ends up kicking someone in the face that was sitting in the front row. The announcers mentioned a name but it was hard to make out. Now Dustin fires up on offense, biting at the face of 10 before hitting a running bulldog and covering him for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Dustin Rhodes
After The Match: The Dark Order Extends Invitation To Dustin Rhodes
Once the match ends, Lee Johnson enters the ring to join Dustin in celebrating his victory. Moments later we hear someone off-camera talking when out comes the entire Dark Order group, minus Mr. Brodie Lee.
The Dark Order enters the ring and ultimately extend an offer for Dustin Rhodes to join them. The speaker says, “What do you say, Seven?” bringing up Rhodes’ old name from a long-forgotten gimmick he portrayed in one of his later runs in WCW.
Rhodes ends up slapping the speaker in the face and walking off.
Tony Schiavone Sits Down With Shaquille O’Neal & Brandi Rhodes
We now shoot to Tony Schiavone’s sit-down interview with NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. He plugs Shaq’s involvement in the new Turner television series before bringing up Shaq’s friend Jade Cargill.
Shaq calls Jade a longtime friend of his and claims that he supports her 100-percent in everything she does. He does, however, mention that he didn’t appreciate what Jade did to Brandi’s arm, and then highlights are shown of Jade stomping on Brandi’s arm when it was stuffed inside a steel folding chair during a backstage attack on last week’s show.
As they wrap up the short segment, Brandi thanks them for clearing things up, as does Shaq. When Brandi gets up and goes to head off, Shaq tells Brandi that while she’s recovering and letting her injured arm heal, she should watch Jade Cargill and take some notes and learn some pointers. She asks if he is joking. He says he is not.
Brandi says she is sick of this “sh*t” and then grabs a cup of coffee and splashes it in Shaq’s face, Andy Kaufman / Jerry “The King” Lawler on David Letterman, style! She calls him an overgrown assh*le and storms off as Shaq looks into the camera with a surprised facial expression while covered in coffee. On that note, we head to a commercial break.
Inner Circle Ultimatum
We hear the beautiful sounds of the rock band Fozzy as The Inner Circle makes their way down to the ring, led by “The Demo God,” their leader, Chris Jericho.
It’s time for the Inner Circle ultimatum issued by “Le Champion” on last week’s show. We see most of the members of the Inner Circle are here this week, however not all of them!
Chris Jericho brings up the ultimatum he laid out last week, for everyone in the Inner Circle to come together and get on the same page or break up for good. They bring up Santana not even being at work tonight.
MJF asks if he can speak first. The fans boo. It is then brought up that MJF nearly threw in the towel during the Chris Jericho match last week on Dynamite. He tries denying it, but Jericho says he saw it with his own eyes after the show.
Friedman then swears it was a classic case of misunderstanding, as he had some sweat on his brow that he needed to wipe, and that’s all the towel was about. Sammy Guevara loses his cool and gets in MJF’s face but eventually we hear from Proud ‘N’ Powerful and the lone member who is here tonight mentions that MJF has grown on him.
Eventually, he tells Guevara that Jericho picked MJF and Wardlow and you don’t get to choose the hand you’re dealt in life, but he knows them as a group are a winning hand. He then tells Guevara to be the bigger man. He says to listen to Jericho and shake MJF’s hand because he’s better than him and he knows it. The crowd “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” at that line, as MJF reacts accordingly.
Finally, Guevara says he trusts Jericho and credits him for bringing him into AEW and into the Inner Circle, so he’s going to go with him on this one. However, and as he says this he first gets in MJF’s face and then gets right in Chris Jericho’s face, he warns them that if one more thing happens he’s out. Jericho nods and tells everyone to shake hands. They do.
Now they ask if there are any other issues and we hear Jake Hager speak up. He calmly asks what the hell Wardlow is looking at. Wardlow flips out and after some more smooth talking, finally everyone gets on the same page. Jericho says now bring it in. Everyone brings in their middle finger and smile. Jericho says Inner Circle is forever.
Alex Marvez Interviews FTR & Tully Blanchard
We shoot backstage where Alex Marvez is standing by with the former AEW World Tag-Team Champions, FTR, and their manager Tully Blanchard.
Marvez brings up FTR’s loss to The Young Bucks in the tag-team title bout at the recent AEW Full Gear 2020 pay-per-view, and it being their lone defeat in their All Elite Wrestling careers. Cash Wheeler claims they lost because his emotions got the best of him and it cost them the titles.
Blanchard chimes in and says he wasn’t at AEW Full Gear and because of that, the full team wasn’t there. He claims when they are all together, they are the best team on the planet and nobody can stop them.
Dax Harwood closes the interview segment out talking last. Harwood agrees with Blanchard that as a united force, they are the most unstoppable team in the business. He makes it clear that their goal is to recapture the AEW World Tag-Team Championships. They close the segment by saying, “Fear The Revelation.”
Eddie Kingston, The Butcher & The Blade vs. Lance Archer & The Lucha Bros
We head back inside Daily’s Place and we watch as Eddie Kingston, The Butcher and The Blade make their way down to the squared circle, as their advertised six-man tag-team match is up next.
Now the trio that they will be competing against make their way out, as “The Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer and The Lucha Bros — Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix — storm the ring, flying over the ropes and kicking things off with a bang before the match is even technically underway.
The six guys brawl all over the floor outside the ring, culminating with a big table spot before the action finally resumes inside the ring and the bell sounds to officially start the match.
With that match now in progress, we see the trio of Kingston, Blade and Butcher pull ahead to a comfortable offensive lead. The Bunny gets involved in a distraction spot and now we see things even up a bit. As the action continues, we head to a mid-match, picture-in-picture commerrcial break.
We’re back from the break and the first thing we see is Jake “The Snake” Roberts provide a much-needed distraction, as Pentagon Jr. has been taken out of the equation since being taken out and helped backstage earlier in the contest.
Now we watch as The Blade and The Butcher hit a double-team spot on the floor and then their double-team finisher in the ring for the pin on Fenix. Once the match ends, “The Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer gets in the ring and cleans house of all three of his opponents. He goes to hit his Razor’s Edge style finisher on Blade but Butcher pulls Blade down and helps him out of the ring.
Archer stands next to the ropes and points at The Blade, The Butcher and The Bunny, all of whom are standing with Eddie Kingston outside the ring.
Winners: Eddie Kingston, The Butcher & The Blade
Backstage: Jade Cargill, Nyla Rose & Vickie Guerrero Strike Again!
Red Velvet is shown being attacked by Jade Cargill, Nyla Rose and Vickie Guerrero. All hell and absolute chaos ensues as officials storm the area to break things up and restore order.
They finally do and we see Jade, Nyla and Vickie smiling at what they just did.
Abadon vs. Tesha Price
Now we return inside the Daily’s Place amphitheater where music starts playing and out comes Abadon crawling down the entrance aisle-way.
She crawls to the ring and as she settles into the squared circle, we are introduced to her opponent for this evening, Tesha Price.
The bell sounds and Abadon immediately goes after Price, taking her down and beating her up. She hits a couple of additional moves and then hoists her up for her finisher. She hits it and covers her. 1-2-3. Abadon picks up an easy victory in this squash match.
After The Match: Hikaru Shida Makes The Save
Once the match ends, Abadon isn’t satisfied, and she immediately goes to work pummeling Price some more with ground-and-pound, bouncing her head off the mat repeatedly.
Finally, we hear the theme of the AEW Women’s World Champion and out comes Hikaru Shida with a kendo stick. She charges down to the ring and with one stiff shot, blasts Abadon in the face, decking her.
Shida checks on Price and seconds later, Abadon quickly sits up like a female Undertaker as the crowd reacts.
Backstage: Inner Circle Remains On The Same Page
Now we shoot backstage where we see The Inner Circle standing by. Chris Jericho does the talking, saying the Inner Circle are finally all on the same page, pointing out that even Sammy Guevara is on board again.
He talks about their focus being to support MJF in his Dynamite Diamond Ring showdown against Orange Cassidy later in the show. On that note, we head back to another commercial break.
AEW World Champion Kenny Omega Helicopters Into Daily’s Place
We’re back from the break and we hear the commentary trio inform us that it’s time to hear from the new AEW World Heavyweight Champion.
They mention that the champ is arriving after making a big impact last week, with Jim Ross pointing out that pun was, in fact, intended by saying that. Good one, Jimbo!
With that said, we shoot to the parking lot area outside the amphitheater where a helicopter is shown flying and landing at Daily’s Place. The helicopter door opens and out walks Kenny Omega wearing a white suit and holding the AEW World Heavyweight Championship.
Finally, we head back inside the amphitheater where “The Dapper Yapper” Justin Roberts begins the lengthy, elaborate, over-the-top ring introduction of the new AEW World Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega.
As Omega’s theme music peaks, he emerges in the same white suit with the AEW World Heavyweight Championship over his shoulder and IMPACT Wrestling Co-Vice President Don Callis by his side. The two make their way down to the ring area, joining Tony Schiavone inside the squared circle.
Schiavone talks with a disapproving tone to his voice and brings up what transpired in the main event of AEW Dynamite: Winter Is Coming special last week, which saw Omega — via an assist from Callis — defeat Jon Moxley to capture the AEW World Heavyweight Championship.
Callis talks about being confused by the surprised reactions from within the industry. He brings up Tony Khan being upset, questioning why and pointing out that he was the one who invited Callis to the show. Callis talks about he and Omega being fresh from an appearance on IMPACT Wrestling On AXS TV and then says, “Welcome to the wrestling biz, kid!” to Khan.
The IMPACT Co-V.P. continues, talking about how he and Omega didn’t plan this for days, weeks or even months. Callis claims he and Omega had this in the works for over a year. Omega says nepotism is a great thing and thing brings up all the prizes he has achieved en route to the culmination of their well-crafted plan, winning the AEW World Heavyweight Championship.
Omega talks about not caring if Tony Khan or anyone else, including Jon Moxley, have any problems with what he and Callis pulled off. He takes off his sunglasses and shows his eye is nearly swollen shut from his physical match with Moxley last week.
The AEW World Heavyweight Champion then claims if fans thought last week was a big surprise, and if we thought Tuesday on IMPACT Wrestling On AXS TV was a big surprise, we haven’t seen anything yet.
Callis cuts Omega off and says they are going to make history. Callis asks Omega to say it for him. Omega says “Goodbye, muah, and goodnight, bang!” His music plays again as he puts his sunglasses back on and exits the ring with Callis. The two head up the aisle as the camera follows them literally all the way through the entrance tunnel, although nothing else happens.
Second Annual AEW Dynamite Diamond Ring Finals
MJF vs. Orange Cassidy
Once Omega and Callis head to the back, we shoot over to the commentary desk where Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone and Excalibur run down some matches and action scheduled for next week’s episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT.
From there, we are treated to the ring entrance of Maxwell Jacob Friedman, as MJF makes his way down to the ring accompanied by all of the Inner Circle members in attendance here this evening. On that note, we head to a pre-match commercial break.
We’re back from the break and we immediately hear the familiar sounds of the theme song of Orange Cassidy, as “The Freshly Squeezed” one makes his way down to the ring accompanied by The Best Friends — Trent and Chuck.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with the second annual finals of the Dynamite Diamond Ring showdown between MJF and Orange Cassidy. MJF hits Cassidy with a cheap shot straight out of the gate to start the match off with the offensive momentum on his side.
MJF goes to work on Cassidy, taking it to him for the first few minutes before Cassidy turns the tables by hitting MJF with a Stun Dog Millionaire. He puts his elbow pad back on and goes after MJF. MJF avoids his onslaught but Cassidy then loads up, looking for the Orange Punch, however he misses and ends up sailing out to the floor outside the ring.
Friedman goes out after Cassidy, putting his arm behind his back and then slamming him on the wedge of the ring apron. Ouch! MJF goes over and gets in The Best Friends’ faces, daring them to hit him. He walks off and we see Chris Jericho holding Floyd the baseball bat and standing by with the Inner Circle making sure no one else gets involved.
MJF now focuses his attack on the right hand of Cassidy, smashing it into the ring post and stomping on it, as the announcers explain that it is the hand Cassidy uses to throw his Orange Punch finisher. MJF throws Cassidy back in the ring and starts bending his fingers backwards. He mocks Cassidy and then taunts the fans a bit before turning into a big shot from Cassidy. Cassidy goes to follow-up, however MJF ducks it and scoops Cassidy up, bringing him down with a vengeance.
As Cassidy stumbles back to his feet, MJF blatantly throws him through the ropes and out to the floor where the Inner Circle are standing. All of the members of the Inner Circle start gang-style beating down Cassidy, and when The Best Friends try to come around to even things up, “Le Champion” holds them off with Floyd the baseball bat. Sammy Guevara adds a couple extra shots to Cassidy for good measure and then he is thrown back into the ring, where MJF keeps the beatdown going as we head to a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break.
We’re back from the break and we see Cassidy starting to fight his way back into the contest. We are told by Schiavone that during the break, The Best Friends ran to the backstage area to get some help in the form of some extra bodies, evening the numbers game outside the ring with as many on their side as there are on the side of MJF from the Inner Circle.
With the numbers game now on a level, fair playing-field, we see the “Freshly Squeezed” one having his best run of offense thus far in the match. Cassidy continues his fired up comeback sequence with a big slam and now he looks for the Orange Punch to cap things off, however MJF cuts him off and gets a double-underhook shoulder-breaker. He follows that up with a double-underhook tiger stacker for a near fall.
Cassidy starts firing up again after avoiding a heatseeker from MJF. As the action spills out to the floor, it is quickly put back in the ring, as the announcers point out that this has become somewhat of an unsanctioned LumberJack match. Now the referee gets distracted by some of the guys outside the ring. With his back turned, Jericho throws Floyd the baseball bat to MJF. MJF drops it and lays down, pretending like Cassidy hit him with it.
Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets, however, so MJF grabs the bat and pops back up. As he does, Cassidy plops down to his back and acts like it was MJF who hit him with the bat. The ref turns around and sees this, grabbing the bat and throwing it out of the ring. In the midst of the confusion, Cassidy fires up again on offense and ends up blasting MJF with an Orange Punch. He sells his hand being hurt after that, but toughs it out and hits another, even bigger Orange Punch.
Unfortunately, all hell breaks loose among the impromptu LumberJacks outside the ring and with the ref distracted by that, out of nowhere, down to the ring runs “The Best Man” Miro and Kip Sabian. Miro blasts Cassidy and takes him out. MJF follows up and scores the victory, becoming the owner of the Dynamite Diamond Ring for the second year in a row.
Winner of second annual Dynamite Diamond Ring Final: MJF
“The Best Man” Miro Becomes The Madman Miro
After the match, MJF’s music plays but all attention turns to “The Best Man” Miro and Kip Sabian, as everyone charges after them. Miro becomes a one-man wrecking machine, as the man who has been all fun and video games since coming to AEW shows his true violent side.
Miro takes out everyone one-by-one and even manhandling some of the AEW production staff standing around, launching one off the entrance ramp down to the floor several feet below.
“The Best Man” yells out like an enraged monster on the loose as MJF is shown celebrating in the ring one final time.
The camera pans back over to the madman Miro shouting out in rage again as J.R. thanks us for tuning in and this week’s AEW Dynamite broadcast goes off the air.